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THE WEATHER FORECAST.
Generally fair (o-day and to-morrow; light
to moderate variable winds.
Detailed weather reports wilt be found on page 15.
NEW YORK, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1912. comm, ii:. by mc sun v,Min0 a,ui punishing .tuodniio...
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VOL. LXXX.-.NO. 44.
NO R. R RELIEF
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AllActlinl Decrease 111 UatCS
Is Shown in Last
NKT HKTl'ltN'S IXADKQl'ATK
Capitalization HelllllillS W'sS
Tlmn Cut Vi f Itmiil illlll
Mian instant inum .inn
FIGURES SHOW BURDEN
BORNE BY RAILROADS.
Net opermns rcven.ics ' rjiilro.uls
in Angus!. 1"IJ ...570.1JO..WJ
Taxes for AiiRiiit. I'M.'. .. 5i.58).JjJ
C..ipit.ili.iti"n (vr mile. . . SoS.ooo
Opcr.itine income p-.-r inib. S-KS
In ten e;irs t;ies have increased
f.-cin 5J51 t 5.'l rvr mile.
In 1X)' tin railways ure obliged
to transport 15 per cent, more ton
mlc- than in I'M) in order to p;i
A given quantity of farm proilurts
v ill purchase i0 per cent., of cloths
end clotliins 74 per cent., of lumber
rind huiidins materials 70 per cent.,
of me.iK M per cent., of dairy and
pirrirti products 50 per cent, more rail
road transportation than ten ears ago.
In this ten enr period the reduc
tions in freisht rates far outweighed
From 1"X)C) to 1910 the capital value
of manufactures increased from
5S.978.8J5.JOO to 51H.-tJS.J70,O0O.
or 105. J per cent.
The gross value of the products of
manufacture increased from 511.
40b.9J7.0no to 5J0.67J.O5J.OCO.
or 81. J per cent.
The cost of road and equipment of
the railways increased from 510.
2f)J,.U3,40O to S14.3B7.816,0!0.
or -H.5 per cent.
The total operating revenues of the
railways increased from 51.487,04 ,
814 to 5J.750.667.4J5, or 85 per cent.
The pcrcentnge of net returns on the
cost of road and equipment in
creased from. ...4.6 to 5.7 per cent.
In his prosperity speoch at Beverly
President Taft ryiid: 'Let statistics tell
th ftory. During August, 1012, the
reports of earnings of foity-seven rail
roads were 177,838,113. Theso same rail
roads reported 171,391,80'. in 1011 nnd
,005,137 in 1910.'
Thk Son has been unable to ascertain
just what forty-seven railroads the Pres
ident referred to. Official reports of
the railways for tho month of August
urn now in process of filing with the
Interstate Commerce Commission. Forty
Beven of tho principal railways, repre
sentative of all parts of tho United States
completed the filing of their reports last
Wednesday. They cover two-thirds of
tho steam railway mileage of tho country
Snd show that the net operating revenues
of theaa forty-seven railways were for
August, 1011. $70,130,3:.:; for August,
3011. I82,:d?,50', and for August, 1910,
This certainly indicates n large in
crease in net revenue, but it does not
mean that tho railways have entered
upon any period of record breaking
prosperity. If a wage earner working
by the day, not fully employed, earning
barely enough to provido by skimping
at every corner foot), clothing and shelter
for hi" family, were suddenly placed not
o!il.'en full timo but on overtirao his
enrninr' wuld show a material increase,
but they would not restoro to full strength
tii" body that for long had not received
ndequate nourishment. On the contrary,
Hi Mrain of the sudden and overwhelm
ing d'-mand would tend further to weaken
rne and sinew already below the stand
ard ef normal efficiency.
This is just tho condition tho railways
ire m In-day, nnd railway managers for
i he List several years have been saying
iivi this condition was bound to come,
nnd that they ought to le allowed tho
mwms with which to meet it.
Let us see just what theso increased
earnings mean. Taxes for, these forty
levfln lailways for the month of August
p' J7.MS0.233. Tlus is ovor 11 per cent,
l.'jner than tho taxes which theso roads
Mid fnr August, 1910, and more than 10
pr cent, of the not operating' revenue.
, I' 'rotn the net lovenuo derived from rail
4 epeiations and outside operations taxes
t. 'led'irtPd thero is leH as operating in
f . fur Him month of August $82,948,888.
"ipci forty-seven railways operated
' ' 't.H month 181,971 miles or linos, the
I'i'ig lneoinn a milo of lino for the
" M vwi jrwi, which Is $39 more than in
"-' Kill, and $33 moro than in Au
i i ' n i .
"i".it.,n (rieoino Is what is ieH. to n
' o ,ir f.,r ti, payment of reiitalo, inter
i, I" ir -i. appropriations for bette-
'.'- .ivid..ndH. If with un nvorage
' .i rule of lino f- the month of
w c '. inn, the,,,) foity-seven railways
'' ' ! ' in im.iKii satisfactory provl-
, items, m it conceivable that
, appreciably lietlor with $38 a
s" ' r August nii'.'V
" ' t rentals, Uilerest nn bonds
' ",r Islio left out of the question
Lu" nucd on l ourlh rage,
KIRCHWEY CHALLENGES ELIOT.
Columbia l.ntT School Itenn Wmili (n
llelinle Willi llnrtnnl i:t-lrt-lilen t .
Some public schools having boon
opened for political discussion, tlin Pro-
crr.iu.ilv.. it,...!,, to li.illAnl.a tt..... ....... I ..
i'ii.ij in iiuiit-iiftiiiK 'ill It IV I win
,nnil Republicans to debates therein.
Prof. George W. Klrehwey of thn
()f Columbia law school. Progressive nom
inee for tho Court of Appeal, will ilelmtu
with Charles V. Kllot, president emeritus
of Harvard, If Dr. Kllot in willing Tho
Democratic National Committee, which
likps tho Idea of hcIiooI debating, wired
'8,,'r,1"' Or. Kliot n request that ho
accept Dr. Klrehwey's challenge. No re-
lly has been received.
Another Piogrosslvo wlio wants to do-
hatolsW. BourkeCockrnti, candidntofor
1 Congress. Mr. Cook ran has alrendy hud
n sotto with Spnntor Hayner of Mary
land, and the challencer lays down the
'condition that IiIh opponent "shall bn a
man as well known to tho publlo and of
"oh standing ns Senator Itayner." A
series of five or ten debate in planned for
Mr. Cockran to take place iu Now Voik
Ur' Ki''-'w,' 'i.VH that thn men who
tnkc. ,, cfmiionKo mim, (lis(.11H, wi,
him tho social and Industrial planks of
the Progressive platform.
DUCHESS'S NEW PHILANTHROPY.
I'lirim-r .Mini iiiiilerhllt Raja lliii.it-'
lor Women T prn rlier,.
facial lablt Pnwteh to Tiir six.
I.OMKIN, uet. 13. Tho Duchess of I
.M.irlbnroush has bought a liouso anil
grounds at V.&her anil Is etiulppiiiK the
place as a rest home for female clerks
DIAZ BOOM IN MEXICO.
Ili-heU Wuiil i-l'ri-alilriil'n .N ritliiMt
In On.l .Mini -ri.
-Mexico Citv, Oct. IS. All the revolu
tionary factions in .Mexico are unltei
in the choice uf Col. lllx Diaz, nephaw
of foimer President Porllrlo Diaz, toll'alllnc to Kct one, an ultimatum In all
supplant President .Madero and to rule '
Mexico as provisional President unt'1
' another "free election" enn be held.
1 The I'ellx Diaz boom Is on throUKhou
all Mexican rebeldom nnd Is Browlni,-
Diaz has been a Colonel In the army,
i chief of police of this city, a member hi
the Chamber of Deputies, unsuccessful
candidate for Governor of the state of
toxica and the reeosnlzcd head of the
Porilrlstns ever since his uncle sailed
i for Kurope. The Government asserts
he Is IIvIiib "iiuletly In the city of
1 Vera Cruz, but reports are circulated
that he Is recrulthiK on army of rebels
In Oaxaca and Is helping Gen. AruII.it.
the Insiirrecto leader In the states of
Puebla. T'nxcaln and Vera-'Cruz7 Tho
new movement Is more popular than
I even the boom started for Gen. Ucr
inardo Reyes, now a Federal prlinner. or
I Kmllln Vasquez Gomez, recently ar
rested .it San Antonio, Tex., by United
Slates secret service men tor' violation of J
the neutrality laws,
( Xow It Is proclaimed by men recog
t nbed high In the councils of the In
J surrecto moement that Gen. I'ascual
fJrozco, the one best rebel of the north,
j wants Diaz for provisional President,
that .apata favors him, that Agullar
Is his right hand man. and nil tho
other rebel chieftains arc espousing the
Certain It Is that the present Ad
ministration Is agitated nnd is making
every effort to silence tho Diaz boom
and capture those who are proclaiming
It. However, the Diaz boomers are In
the rebel fold, which Is not nccessiblo
to the Federal troops.
AMERICAN HELD FOR RANSOM.
Mexican llrlirla I. mil Train mill Kill
i si a Cattleman.
El, Paso, Tex, Oct. 13. Holding up
the southbound Mexico Northwestern
passenger trains which left here this
morning about -.10 kilometers south of
Juurez. rebels looted the mall and bag
gage cars and took John T. Cameron, a
prominent cattleman of the Southwest,
from the train, holding him fur ransom.
Cameron was on his way to the Mor
mon colonies near Casas Grandes to
purchase cattle for Importation.
OTHERS WANT CHINESE LOANS.
Another London Ilanklnst Ciiinliln
Would Furnish Funds.
fprclal Cablf Uttpalrh to Tim Sri,
London-, Oct. 14. A Pekin despatch
to the Dalit Tclcyraph says an Inde
pendent London banking combine more
powerful than thnt of Birch Crisp In
formed China on October 10 that ft It
willing to consider reasonable conver
sion schemes to nny amount. It Is abso
lutely certain, says tho correspondent,
that Huropean capital will bo poured
Into China In 1913 despite diplomacy.
Flnanco Minister Chow has resigned.
President Yuan Shlh-k'al wants
Hslung-hslllng to resume his old post
at the head of this department, but the
latter Is anxious to go to London to
make tho acquaintance of Kngllsh
DUCK HUNTER KILLS FRIEND.
Iliith Shot anil MUn-il Illriln, Then
Altrr Fell Demi.
Mkhiuck, L. I , Oct 13. .Justice of the
Peace Norton of Wnntagh after investi
gating thn death of John Baplisto Alter,
23 years old, who was shot by hit friend,
Rliinehardt A. F, (lodigkeit, 45 years old,
has decided I hut the shooting was accl
dental and he paroled Godigkell. Altnr's
head was partly blown off yesterday
uflernoon when (lodigkeit, shooting at
wild ducks, hit him with tho full charge
of his gun.
llie two men, wno nave noon rosn
frionds for yeai-s, stailoil nut yeslerday ,,,,(,.,, tl) t1P Turkish, Austrian nnd ' wild ho was George Jacobs, h tailor of
to bag some at thn ducks thnt urn plentf- I V ,HH,H Pl, ",,yn his. enll g , Mhrty. N Y. Ho was held iu $1,000 bail
fu uround thn Great South Bay. Thev ',.;. . . , 'V , , , for the Grand Jury.
erected n blind of poultry wire about four! , The note lo ' urkey is stated to de. '"i ,;.t,-c-l I vt Murray was ut Washington
feet in diameter Alter sal in I lie blind i 'laro tint necessity of decentralizing tin Kmmri, when a Fifth avonun bus dis
ond his friend stretched himself hi thn I administration of the vilayets, the np- charged its passengers, lie saw a young
grass close by. ! pnlntment of Clulstlnn Governors, the man put his linnd in a Kisseuger's pooket
iwo iiirut came nying ny. oodlguelt
i" r, " , ' " . ' wn "il"'' r.loal representation of the varl-
I ' - .... , . . :
men tuop irom view iioin snots missed
the ducks, (lodigkeit thought Alter hail
again dropped down to decoy the birds,
After waiting a while (lodigkeit started
for homo and almost foil over tho lody
of his friend outstretched in the grass in
TURKS LOSE 300
Montenegrins Defeated En
emy Near Scutari on
t Saturday Evening.
FEAR OF STARVATION
Invaders Have Little Food
and Wounded Die Where
PKKSKXT XOTK TO 'JTHKEY
Allies Demand Specific deforms
anil .May Issue Ut illinium
The latest news from the Monleneg-
i rln-Turklsh frontier tells of u battle
on Sntutdny night, near Chnfbnbotll, In
'he neighborhood of Scutari, In which
Turks were defeated with a loss of
201) In 'killed anil wounded and somo
The Montenegrin forces are now di
vided Into three armies, one siirrouml
Iiik the Turks at Tusl, another at Scu
tari and tho third piesslng toward that
Important Turkish town.
The Unitarian Government Is s.ild to
have presented notes to the Turkish,
Austrian and Russian envoys last nlfiht.
The llulR.irlan Prime .Minister Is quoted
ns saying that the Government will
wait a reasonable time for the answer.
probability will be Issued, but certainly
not before to-niorrow.
The demands upon Turkey are re
ported to be:
The Immediate demobilization of tlv
The military control of the vilayets
by the Kreat Powers nnd the Inter
ested iialkan States.
The decentralization of tho adminis
tration of the llaycts.
The appointment of Christian Gov
ernors, The establishment of an elective
The proportional representation of
various nationalities In the Parliament
Tusl has not yet been captured. The
Turks are entrenched between Ship
tchenik nnd Tusl and ore bolnK shelled
by the MnnteneKrlni.
An Kntrllsh correspondent sends some
detnlls of thn llerce lighting round Pod-
Korltza with comment on tho lack of
equipment of the Montenegrin urmy
ninl the inadequate nmbiilanie servlc.
He says the .Montenegrins showed a
"splendid fighting spirit."
LITTLE FOOD IN P0DG0RITZA.
MontrneurliK I'IkIiIIiiic Turks I'mler
Omtii llt-lllllllK tlilils.
London, Oct. 1 1 The correspondent
of the 7)il' Mirror, who has been with
the Montenegrin army' on the frontier
for the last few days, telegraphs from
Cattaro that "the splendid lighting
spirit of the Montenegrins is admir
able, but the tragedy of their Inade
quate war equipment Is appalling. Pod
gorltza Is on tho verge of starvation.
Flour Is scarce anil there are no bakers.
Kggs are becoming scarcer, ns the num
ber of hens Is diminishing. There Is
enough maize to feed the army to the
end of October only.
"Nearly a Ihousund men have already
been killed unci woundid. The lighting
takes place on vast mountain slopes
and any one who Is hit falls among
the tucks. There s no proper am
bulance service to nnd the wounded
and no time to attend to the dead,
Many wounded die bemuse they bnve
not been found and uttenuVd.
"There are 37. S severely wounded men
In the Podgorltza hospital, where thn
King's physician, Dr. Mutlnovlch, Is
tolling night and day with one male
assistant and a few devoted women.
Dr. Mntlnnvlch dealt with twelve cases
In one hour. Tho contrast between his
modern skill and the old tlmo condi
tions In which hp worked was grew
snme. "Kvery man between tho ages nf IS
and C5 Is on the firing line, nnd tho
women conxev the ammunition nnd
food to the front In bullock wagons.
"An Italian Journalist, named Mosatl,
who went on tho lines on October 10
nnd aired his personal views among
tho soldiers, was arrested for sedition.
Ho wns arraigned nnd remanded. The
Incident has mnde the attitude of tho
Government toward all correspondents
A Podgorltza despatch to the llalhi
.trill says the newspaper correspondents
and Military Attaches will not bo nl
lowed to go to the front until the pre
llmlnary lighting Is over nnd thn regu
lar plan of campnlgn begins. v
The Montenegrin forces are divided
Into three armies. One Is now sur
rounding seventeen battalions of Turks
nt Tusl, another Is nenr Scutari and
the third Is marching to thn latter place,
All three will movn on Scutari. Part nf
thn troops at Hcrana are gunrdlng the
NOTE PRESENTED TO TURKEY.
llrmnnils Sprellle II rfui'iiia ttnil I I-
llllllltlllll .Mil' I'lllllllT,
fivtcial Cablf Itttpaleh to Tint Hrv
Sum, Oct. 13. It Is understood thnt
(In, I It 1 1 iii rlii 11 lliivi.t-niiii.iit tiruniif ,.,l
establishment of nn elocllve council and
!.. a . .
I 'iiiimI.'i nt null n
It Is reportrd that the allies' note to
Turkey demands military control of the
vlllayelM by the great Powers nnd the
Interested Balkan Stales and the lm-
Continued on Filth l'age.
LEAP FROM BURNING BOAT.
On Her, llmllj. Ilurnrili Tims Friend
Hull n IIIp In Shore.
When the motor boat in which he was
returning from a trip around tho battle
ship lleet caught llrooff Hastings, N. Y ,
yesterday afternoon Frank Itarnes of
Ifaverstrow jumped overboard. John
Alieam, owner of the boat, tried to put
tho flames out, but was burned In tho
attempt, so hp followed Harnes into tho
river. Tho pair had been hi tho water
hut a few minutes when tho fire reached
tho KAsoteno tank, which exploded, blow
ing the craft into bits,
Vhl In tho live- of Ahearn and Barnes
had been saved from tho explosion, their
prospect wasn't alluring. They wero
nearly half a mllo from the .lerspy shorn.
lUniet couldn't swim much and was nl
ready half drowned, nnd Ahearn was
so badly burned r.bout tho forearms that
It was torture for him to move Thero
wasn't a boat in sight
S'-ehig no help, Aher.rn took a grip
on his friend's collar and started thn Ioiir
journey to shorn It was a tough fight,
but ho dually landed at Alpine just as a
rowhoat from Huttings reached the scene.
It took some tlmn to get tho water out of
llarnes, and Ahearn will bu laid up with
KILLS HUSBAND AND HERSELF.
It ten l.pfiruln Wnmnn Shoots Spouse
no Hp I, let SleetiloK.
Ati-anta, Ga., Oct 13. -Tin bodies of
M. A. Crosby, cashier of tho Hmk of
Adel, nnd his wife were found in thoir
bedroom about 8 o'clock this morning
by their six-yp.ir-old srtn.
The woman was lvinc on tho floor with
a revolver claped In her lingers and j
a bullet through her brain. Crosby was .
in bed. with th covers still riruwn over
him, and had a hull-H wound in the right
Th little boy had gon" into the room
to tell his parents that breakfast was
ready When h tetw tho bodies he ran
screaming to neighbors
At the inqu"si it was declared that
Mrs Crosby had killed her husband as ho
slept and then killed herself.
Th murder anil suicide evidently
occurred about 11 o'clock last night.
Sudden insanity on th" ptrt of the woman
is believed to have caused th tragedy.
She had been somewhat deiondent for
some tlmn because of ill health.
Th will of the dead man was found,
leaving everything to his wife and chil
dren. Crosby was the wealthiest mm in
SODA AT BAYONET'S POINT.
I'miple Sny Armed UriiKKlst llrntr
I'll i-in Out t(i-r (Inerrrl Over I'rlec.
Policeman Coffey riding on West
llrnadwav yesterday In a oatrol wagon
saw a little old man standing In the j nothing to Indicate that the men bnd
doorway of a drug stoic holding a crowd broken out; no broken windows or
at bay with a musks-t and bayonet. Tho Jimmied doors. He searched the place
man behind the gun said he was Joseph ; thoroughly, but fulled to find a trace
(istrewlzc nnd that the owned the drug of the men.
store he was defending. If the men had got out to the court
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Sullivan of . they would have found themselves be
"4S West Eighteenth street told Police- j tween the two buildings nnd two brick
man Coffey that Ostrewlzc had driven walls. These walls are about twenty
them from his store ut the point of the five feet high nnd are topped by nn Iron
bayonet. trailing ten feet high. On the top of this
In Jefferson Market court Mrs. Sulll- I railing nre curling Iron spikes, which
van testified that she and her husband would bend to nny heavy touch and
had ordered two Ice cream sodas and
had given Ostrewlzc. a CO cent piece.
lie gave them 1.1 cents chnnge and
when they protested he got out tho
bayonet. Ostrewlzc said Mrs. Sullivan
gave him 2.1 cents.
Magistrate Harlow held the druggist
fur further examination this morning.
KILLS WIFE'S WOOER.
Slip Shims Letters In Husband, Who
Shoots Auioritua NelKhhor.
1. 1 Giiinok, Ga., Oct. 13. For writing
love letters to the pretty young wife
of Henry llooser, C. D. Phllpot. a
wealthy lethed merchant, was shut
dead by the husband to-da..
ruilpoi. woo was mnrrieu ami nan
several children, lived Just across the
street from the llooser residence. It -
alleged that fur some time he paid con-
slderable attention to Mr, llooser. wh",
I'naUln to make Mrs. llooser under
stand because of her deafness, Phllpot
began to write love notes to her nnd
leave them on the porch of the Hooser
As soon as the purpose of the notes
was realized by Mrs. llooser she car
ried them to her brother and also told
him of Phllpot's actions before he begn.i
writing the notes.
Tho brother told llooser and he at
once urmer himself nnd went In search
of Phllpot, The latter was found near
the post Office. PllllpOt drew ll pistol
as soon ns he saw llooser nnd attempted rnU(,(1 ,0 dsl.loso tllP slightest Indlca
to fire, but the husband was too quick U(m of nny ,,rcn , ,ne wln(IoW8 or Uln
nnd shot Phllpot to death. '.n. u,r,.i, .vi.ini, ih .itn.ua
fro rinnsor I111H nnt heen inarrleil !
long. Rooser surrendered lo the Sheriff,
but It Is not thought ho will bo prose
SEDATE MAN HELD AS THIEF.
thnrneil With I'IpUIiik Pm'krtu,
TIioiikIi Well Urensril mill F.hlrrly.
Pickpockets headed for Fifth avenue
Saturday in hopes of mukiig u little pin
money oill oi lilt) crowns witiumiig inn
sailors' purade. Complaints to the ollce
show they succeeded.
At Fortieth street and Fifth avenue
Morris Brockmann, a newsstand inspector,
felt u hand in his right coat pocket. Ho
grabbed thn hand anil looked into tho eyes
of an elderly man, well dfesseiL who wore
a glove on one hand and carrion n cane.
Brockmann yelled and Dtiteellvn John
I. Mura caiuo up, He pinched thn hand
'ana a quarter rolled to the street. At
.lfr..rrm Mnrlcet court thn elderly man
and arrested bun. I bn passenger said he
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Wir I-IIII'IWJ ' ,1 ,,' ,- . .
and did not wish lo make a complaint.
Tho thief obtained nothing.
Murray took ids prisoner, Philip Ollash
of 278 Delaneey street, before Magistrate
Harlow and hit was held for thn Grand
Jury. Oltash wus arrested two weeks
ago on a charge of picking pockets and
TWO OTHERS ESCAPE
Max Kalin, Cnnplit Willi flyp
and Lefty, (lone Front House
UKXKHAL ALARM SENT OL'T
insurmountable Harriers" Are
Passed by Three Men Sup
posed to He Asleep.
Thrcp witnesses, one of them n wit
ness In the Pecker case, escaped from
the House of Detention, 203 Mulberry
street, between Kcnmare and SprlnK
streets, last night between 10 o'clock
and 11:30. Those In charge say tt
Is almost Impossible fur a prisoner to
get out of the House of Detention, but
the men have gone and no trace of them
has been found.
The man held to testify In the Decker
case Is Max Kahn, also known as Sam
uel Kratnpr, a professional pickpocket.
He was nrrested In the Hat building at
75G Woolworth avenue, borough of
Queens, the day that I.efty J.oulp nnd
Gyp the Hlood were taken. Kahn was
In the room when the detectives broke
Another of the fugitives Is Thomas
VIse, a negro, 22 years old, 343 West
Sixty-first street, who wus being held
- since August 21 lp testify In u cocaine
case. A description of him sent out
last night says he Is A feet 11 Inches In
height, weighs l.".r pounds, has a large
scar on the left side of his neck and Is
dicssed In a gray suit and blue cap.
The third is William Clnrey. 20 years
old, .US Kast Thirty-third street, held
since April 29 as a witness In the Chris
Larson murder case.
The House of Detention Is divided
into two separate buildings; the front
for women and tho rear building, sepa
rated from the other by a court, for
men. The rear building Is three stories
The court between the two hullillncs
Is about 30 feet by 40, and at night Is
brilliantly lighted by electricity.
Then were six witnesses In the male
detention house In the morning. These
men were allowed out In tho court for
- stroll until 10 o'clock at night nnd
were then sent to their rooms. They
were nut locked In cells, ns the place
has been considered safe enough.
At 11:30 o'clock Attendant Rudolph
Tcasney went to the rooms In which
these three should have been sleeping",
Ho found the rooms empty. There was
which no one could get over because
the curls would make any one escaping
swing around them.
The three might have shinned up tho
side of either house, hut close to thn
w.t II at the tup they would have found
what has been regarded as nn Insur
mountable obstruction. A long Iron bar
with long sharp spikes Is set close to
the wall the length of either house and
the whole bar revolves to the touch,
which keeps the spikes always pointing
to n person who would cross them.
Teasney notified the police and twenty
detectives were sent to Investigate. A
general nlarin was sent to every pollen
station In town.
Kahn, or Kramer, has been held In
the House since September lft In default
,,f ji ijho hail.
He Is also known ns
Michael Potechuk. The police say that
when he and Gyp the Rtood and Lefty
.,,. , ji,..s, (jv,, am) MrMi ,(lfu.
W,.IP hiding In the house In Queens It
was Kahn who noted as the go-between
for Gyp and Lefty and their friends.
The House of Detention has been
known as the Tin House nnd had n
, n,,mi,r of nti,PI. .1(.i,,ttons which
nu.ant thut It Was easy to get out of
I tin. til.nre. While Gen. Illneham wns
Police Commissioner a woman witness
got out, and he was so stirred that
lie had tho place made safe, It wns
thought. Since then there have been
no escapes. Gen. Bingham Increased
the number of guards, but this was
cut down about a week ago.
An examination of tho outside of thn
,, nf nel..nllnn aft.r tin. ei.enn
walls through which tho witnesses
could hnve escaped. Tho spikes on top
of the wall did not show any sign of
having been climbed over. Tho sup
position nrrived at wns that the prls
onprs must have walked out of tho
,ln Gen. Bingham's time he had three
men In the building at all times; now
there Is only one, who sits nt the front
door nnd watches the women prisoners,
while the men nre left lo themselves,
jnP nf t1P t..,caped men, Carey. Is said
to be n good locksmith.
CIGAR STORE HELD UP FOR $200.
Tho .Men With I'Utnl I, mil Cah
HeulNter mid l-lsenie.
Two men wont Into the I'lilted Cigar
store nt 14 First avenue, Brooklyn,
about 11:1.1 last night nnd held up the
clerk, Kdward Dan.lnger, with a re
volver. One of thn robbers covered him while
the other opened the cash register nnd
look mil about $200. Then both thugs
backed out Into Hie street and got
Dnnzlnger ran nut as soon ns they
turned from the door anil called fnr tho
police. Thorn was a man nn n peg post
nt First nvenun mid Second street, n
short distance a way, but he did not
catch tho holdup men.
Ahioluic purity bounds In til l! parti. Nu
UlUvt at 4 ihjul-l laixL-JUt.
MRS. JOHN AST0R RETURNS.
Will Spenil Winter With Son, Vin
cent, In Fifth Atrnur House.
Mrs. Ava Willing Aslor, who will
hereafter bn known simply as Mrs. John
Astor, arrived yesterday with her
daughter, Muriel, on the Cunarder Ca
ronla. They were met at the pier by
Vincent Astor nnd William A. Dobbyn,
Mr, Aster's secretary.
Mrs. Astor Is here to spend the winter
with her son, Vincent, nt his house In
Fifth nvcnuo opposite the Metropolitan
Museum of Art. In the spring she will
return with Muriel to England.
$20,000 STOLEN FROM MAILS.
llrHlsterril Letter From ev York
In Milan flank t)lnitrar.
Spteial Cable ftttpateh to Tiir Kin.
Ro.MK, Oct. 13. A registered letter
containing $20,000 sent from New York
to the Commercial Rank of Milan wns
stolen between Turin nnd Milan.
The police traced the letter from the
French frontier to Turin and nre now
hunting for the thief or thieves.
Tho post olllcc authorities have noti
fied the bank that compensation for the
loss of the letter Is limited to $10.
LOST $200,000 STILL MYSTERY.
I'hntnKrnplis nf llenUlerril lln-
elope In llatann Dn-lareil Falar.
Sprcal Cabin Deipatcli to Tnr. Sex.
Havana, Oct. 13. Photograph) of tho
envelope of tho registered letter which
reached tho National Park Hank of New
York with a sugar report instead of tho
$200,000 sent by tho Natlonnl Bank of Cuba
nrrived hero this morning nnd tho pott
oflice inspectors nnd police start oil towork
at once. Mayes, the employee of the Na
tional Bank of Cuba, who addressed the
envelope into which ho put the money,
declares the photographed envelope Is dif
ferent from the one ho handled and tho
address is not in his writing.
Aynla, the Iwink messenger who took
the envelope to tho post ofllco and regis
tered tho letter, declares that the photo
graphed envelopo Is not tho same as the
one given to him, but denies any connec
tion with the theft of tho money. He says
he registered the same envelope that was
given to him. Tho polico searched
Ayala s house, but found nothing.
HIT BY 16 POUND HAMMER.
Voiiiib- Athlete Victim nf .Mlsill
rreteil Throw nn l'lu urounil.
A sixteen pound hammer thrown by
Theodore Matsukes of 2S4 Third street.
Manhattan, struck Kdward Strohsahl,
20 years old, of 76 Sanford street, JlrooK
lyn, In the right side yestorda uftcr
nisin and hurt htm so severely that he
was taken to the Kings County Hospital
In winding up for tho heave Matsukcs
lost direction, but thorn was no lack of
force behind the throw. Thn accident
occurred on tho public school play
ground nt Fast Seventeenth street nnd
Avenue K. Aspiring nthletcs had
gathered there for practice. Strohsahl
was on nthleto himself. Ho was strnln
Ing forward to see how good Matsukps
was when tho hammer struck him.
BIDDLE TO REFEREE FIGHT.
l.iiUKliri'- ltefiir l Meet McCiirriin
t'nlrss Illtilr CliiKs Lender lintrlnlpa.
PiiiuitirxriiiA. Oct. 13. When Jack
McCarron, the Pennsylvania middle
weight, comes forward nt the Amerlc-iu
Athletic Club here to-morrow night fur
his return bout with Young Louglusy
the third man In the ring will be An
thony J. Drexel Illddle. Jack O'Ur'en
tried lo have the club's referco officiate,
but Loughrey would not llgit until ho
was Hssurei' thnt Mr.. Illddle, the Mine
class superintendent, would act as urb'
ter. Mr. Riddle wll act and the fight will
go on now ns first planned. It Is saul
that the clubman winded to sidestep
the nffalr, but when he beard the light
might .not take place without him
finally consented to Mrve as u profe.s-
COURT MAROONED IN YUKON.
Striiuirr With .linlue, Mnraluil,
Clerks mill Vrlaoner Stranded.
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 13. Caught by
tho unexpectedly early closing of navi
gation on tho Idlturod steamboat route,
a parly of court officers headed by
United States Judge Fuller Is stranded
nenr the mouth of Shageluk Slough, In
a remote part of tho lower Y'ukon dis
trict of Alaska. In response to nn ap
peal for help Attorney-General Wicker
sham has cabled orders to Fairbanks
that an nttempt bo mnde to send
relief expedition from Nuluto, on tho
In the party nre Judge Fuller. Court
Clerk Hnge. Court Stenographer Row
son, Deputy Mnrshal Snow, two guards
and two prisoners, one of whom is Camp
bell, convicted of murder. All were
passengers on tho steamboat Little
Delta, which wns left high on a sand
bar by falling water. There Is plenty
of food aboard the steamboat.
HELD AS POOR BOX THIEF.
Si a n .Nahliile In St. Michael' Has
(llitnt fnr FUhliiK Coins.
Thomas Corcoran, sexton of St. Mi
chael's Church. In Thirty-fourth street
between Ninth and Tenth avenues, no
ticed from the vantage point of the or
gan loft yesterday afternoon a man who
mnde several trips from u pew In the
centre of tho church to the poor boxes
near thn entrance. Ho he got John Can
ning, nn usher, nnd together they
lackled the stranger on his next trip to
When they had subdued him they
found him tin possessor of a piece of
whalebone to which a stick of rattan
was attached. One end of the cnntrlv
uuce wus covered with bird lime and
the man had n package of tho stuff in
his pocket. In another pocket was
$1.37, all In nlckles it ml pennies and all
sticky with bird lime. They took the
prisoner, who said ho was Joseph Rollu
of 180 Bowery, lo the West Thirty-seventh
street polico station nnd charged
him with petit larceny.
Hue Toil Brtn Itufutrd Ufa Imaranrc?
W ca place you. V. O. bei Ui, Nw Ysik.-A-'r.
l-nii I) LMnnl S,.t4M-i
Into IHver All Are
ENSIGN IS DROWNED
Ollicer of Rhode Island, Re
turning to Ship, Pitched
500,000 OX THK DRIVE
Thousands Inspect War Vessels
on Hnsiest Day of Visit
Taft Here To-day.
John I). Archbold's yacht, the Vixen,
rammed a launch in tho crowded watera
of tho North River yesterday afternoon,
cut the vessel in two and spilled thirteen
fleet sightseers into the tideway. All
were rescued ns tho wreckage of their
Ensign Andes H. Butter of thn Rhods
Island was drowned in the morning when
a launch in which lie was returning to hi
ship lurched to one side anil threw him
into tho river as he was about to step to
the gangway of the war vessel.
Yesterday was tho biggest day of tha
fleet's visit to Now York as far as publlo
participation was concerned and every
craft that could get up or down the Hud
son and pass muster ns a passenger boat
was busy cramming tho warships with
thousands of curious New Yorkers and
visitors from near and far.
Riverside Drive fairly swayed with
half a million pedestrians and autoiiU
who filled the thoroughfare from the
Thirties to Spuyten Duyvil. The watch
ers from on shoro swarmed the broad
walks, blackened the green of the drivn
slopes nnd so jammed the New York
Central's right of way that only lou
traffic wns possible.
To-day President Taft arrives and
will visit two or three vessels of the fleet.
Secretary Meyer of the navy arrived yes
terday, but his presence is not officially
recognized until to-day. The President
is expected to arrive on the Mayflower
about noon to-day.
Mayor Gaynor will call on the Presi
dent and Secretary Meyer to-day and
will preside at a banquet which those
two executives nnd officers of the navy
will attend to-night.
Many private and semi-private affairs
for various officers were given yesterday
anil last night. Shore liberty for alt men
of tho fleot ended last midnight.
Tho President and other reviewing offi
cials will remain in New Y'ork to-night,
nnd to-morrow will see the last of ths
123 vessels mobilized here pass out to
VIXEN HURLS 13 INTO RIVER. .
AreliliiilU'a Ynehl Cuts Mndvle,
SlKlitai-rlnu Launch Stiunrrly In Tiro
John D. Archbold's steam yacht Vixen,
slipping through a choppy sea in tha
Hudson off Forty-eighth street yesterday
afternoon, hit the small launch Madrio,
loaded with sightseers, and cut it In half.
Four women, two children and seven
men wore left floating on wreckage and
life preservers tossed from the Vixen as
the boat sank They were all picked up
by the Captain's launch from tho battle
They were taken to the Vixen nnd landed
at 129th street, where nn ambulance from
the J. Hood Wright Hospital was called
to attend l in. An elderly couplo wore
taken to the hospital for a time nnd later
went home, None wns injured except
for bruises suffered when tlioy were
thrown overboard. Those in the boat
IJai.'KR, Cinr.i.Kt, 72 yesra old, of 1331
IIai'kii, .Mrs. ViCToniA, eo years old.sims
IUi'En, Bernard, same address, ownst
of the ninehinp,
Diuitss, Adihk, 500 West lSOth street.
Dli'KSH, Ma V, same address.
Kuan, Miciiaki., address refused
GAtsitn, John P., sts Homo street.
flAtsi.n, Dora, hit wife.
Ilkssm, IIknrv C , 500 West lSOth street.
Iln:r, ("iiari.ks. 4 years old
Hiki, Kdward, (i years old, nephews of
Stewart, Jon.s C, 21 years old, 503 West
Another man who refused his name and
Mr, Archhold and a party of friends
had steamed down past the battle fleot
on the Now Y'ork aide from Mr. Arch
bold's homo In Tarrytown. The water
was rough nnd ohoppy.made worse by the
south wind bucking an ebbtidoand tha
wash of many river craft. The Vixen, a
long lean vessel of 118foet, built for speed,
slipped through tho water like a kntro
and wus a pretty sight from the shore,
As she swung around bolow the Mains
and headed up stream on tho Jersey side
tho Madvlo came dancing over tho waves
directly in her path. There was soma
misunderstanding in the signals nnd tho
Vixen hit the little boat and cut it at
though it were paper.
Thn Madvio was an open launch with
out compartments and as it drifted aside
It filled quickly and sank. Capt. John
Smith of tho Vixen sent his engines full
speed astorn, nnd as the ynoht slowed up
with a Binothor of foam under her stern
life preservers wero tossed by the crew
to the struggling persons In the water.
The men of the arty who could swim
grabbed theso nnd with mat assiajanoo
managed to keep tha older persona and
the children above water.
Tho accident was Been by E. It. Murphy,
chief alectrioUaof tho Main, who VM