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VOL. LXXX. NO. 97.
Friends of Public Service
Commissioner Fight to
TKRM EXPIRES FEB. 1
Republicans and Some Inde
pendent Democrats in
Belief Ts Ho Will Be Able to
Select a Democrat
Washington, Dec, 5. Alt day nil
orts nml conditions of politicians,
Democrats nnd Republicans, have on
ilcavorod to get from Representative
William Sulzer, Democratic Governor
f'rt of New York, an Inkling as to
ubethcr lie Is to reappoint William R.
Wlllcox, Public Service Commissioner
tr ihc V'lrst District, whose term ex
pire February 1, 1913.
Notable Kepubllruns in New York
uv liaxe begun a movement looking to
the reappointment of Commissioner
W-'tcnv They have been Joined by a
number of Independent Democrats.
T'ie supporters of Commissioner Will
i hi" e taken the ground that he has
ma le a most excellent Commissioner
and liil. toKCthcr with the problem?
mil confronting the Public Service
Commission In subway matters Is de
r sred to be the basis for a sentiment
i .(dine to the retention of Mr. Wlllcox.
With Mr. Wlllcox retired, the com-ni'-slun
for the First District would be
In the hands of the Democrats, pro
vided Gov. Sulzer appointed a Demo-r-jt
In Mr. Wlllcox's place. This fact
t well known to Charles F. Murphy,
Democratic leader of New York State,
cvl all organization Democrats. The
retirement or retention of Commls
Mnnrr Wlllcox has become therefore a
mutter of very serious concern, espe
cially In Democratic clrrles In New
(Ity and elsewhere. Vast contracts
tnd almost Innumerable Jobs are at the
command of the Public Service Com
tr.'s.'lon In New York city.
It has become known here that It
l the Intention of Commissioner Will-
"'t Republican and Independent
li-Minrratlu friends to try to errate a
''ntiment between now and February
i of stirh commanding portent that it
mleht prove embarrassing for Gov. Hul
7r to retire Mr. Wlllcox. In other
orris. It Is ascertained that the move-
mem which became so general In favor,
of the retention of Dr. Alvan 11. uoiy
i ll.alth Officer of the Fort of New
York li practically to bo repeated In
tl" Interest of Commlsloner Wlllcox.
Representative! Hulzcr to all Inquiries
on this subject of the, proposed reten
tion cf Mr. Wlllcox had but ono an
swer ' I .'hall not take up the matter of
aripolntmrnts." he said, "until after I
tue mv seat as Governor. Some folks
ectir i I liao made up my mind on
t 's subject Perhaps I hove and per
hapi I have not. but In any event I
a l not niiike known my conclusions
unt'l lb" proper time. Many things
m happen In two months. I have
hrn tin. long In public life to reach a
"nneltislnn on a matter which la not
to bo fettled or determined until two
months from now."
Notwithstanding th Governor-elect's
rMlcenco to all his visitors on the Wlll
cox matter there Is an Indefinable be
'lef In Democratic circles In thin city
! well as In New York city that It
Gov. Hulzer Is able to find a Democrat
of the type, of Mr. Wlllcox that man
1II surely succeed Mr. Wlllcox. Yet
this statement In only based on grape
lne Information, which permeates pol
ities Jiit as other walks of life.
tlov Sulzer Is to determine thn
matter for himself. He has been In the
P'lblle life of his State nearly a quar
ter of a century and Is familiar with
: t.hi. in and outs of political orgaul
tnMons md tlitlr governing Influences.
"n onlv one subject has Ooverner-
Su..nr made up his mind for pub
vitlon Immediately after his iuaugu
rition he is to start In to strengthen tlio
rn. III. i of the State. Ho believes, as
he rottiHrkeil to-day, that the present
m!VH of the State Is made up of very
fTi citizens, but that politics to a cer-
n fvirnt has tended to demoralize
me cif the niost efficient bodies of men
- 'he lounuv. He Is to take the
i :la out politics. Appointments
i 10 he in.. without the slightest
'gird to pn:l'i"s. The recommendation
' n p" rieinn for promotion In the Na-
nal (itiard o- appointment will bo
' nn""int to reectlon at his hands.
T i Governor-elect almoit dally rnn
' 'i military authorities, not only
' New York but from other States.
'' i "i continue his consultations until
ms'H '-Is Inaugural address at Al
1 nnd Ffmu In 'his first message to
e Leg int ure. He Is determined to
Ho the New York mllltla a thorough,
'lterlike organization In discipline
- t In mllltnry morals. His appoint-
n of f'nl Schermerhorn to bo his
uinr" erretary was only made after
"iHtiltnMon with the best military nti-
'"les In New York State.
The reappointment of Chairman Will-
" l" held to be of secondary lm
foitanie to the maintenance of the
I' iblli Service Commission as a nnn
f'lttlnil body In this view Mr. Wlll
cox has always expressed himself as
In accord, Ho haa not been an appli
cant for the office, and his friends say
'hat ho does not want another six year
rm, Rut he does want to see the
'an suhw.iv enterprise put Into effect
t- ibnttinllally an he has mapped It out.
Whether that could best be subserved
bv keeping him In his place for fix
months or a year or by appointing; a
man who would keep the Public Service
SULZER MAY i
Commission as a non-Jobblng concern
for six years moro neither he nor any
J ,r,t,na "as ventured to say.
Tho Immediate Interest attaching to
the selection has to do with the subway
Pian. .ir. Wlllcox says he has been
working night and day to get the con
tracts under which thn it n t oj
the Intcrhorough will operate the' now
..ii.ii rjnirm reaoy ror signing. He
hopes that they will bo signed several
weeks before February 1, when his
term expires. There hnr. t,....
points upon which the commission and
i-ijiiipanics nave differed. Tho per
plexing nuestlnn of huf tn .u .
Interest on tho R. R. T.'s $40,000,000 of
construction and equipment money has
prevented an agreement tip to now
fhe Interborough contract Is substnn-
......7 imuj ior aavertlslng.
If the knots In ih. n t t . .
are untied In the next ...
commission can go ahead with the' for-
inairers or advertising, acceptance
by the Hoard of Estimate a majority
of which Is In accord with tho com
mission DUhltc honrlnn. n.l .1
Then the commission would be free to
proceeu witn construction contracts,
which would bind nnv fnnr
tratlon to the plan.
Rut If tho operating contracts are
not signed by Fehruury 1 and Gov.
. ri.ouiu put in a man unfavorable
to corporate operation, there would be
un excellent chance of the whole sub
way scheme colnc- w m i i
said. The commission at present stands
iiuee m iwo m ravor of corporate oper
ation. Tf Commissi
Cram were joined by another Democrat
..u unices in municipal operation,
the rapid transit system In New York
except for such lines ns are already
under construction, would be as far up
In the air as It was two jears ago.
SOCIALISTS' AID INVITED
AGAINST CATHOLIC CENTRE
German Ministry's Appeal for
Alliance in Rciclistiifr May
He Ignored. -
Snctal rablt Dcn-oK to Tnr Scs
Rkru.v, Dec. 5. The situation which
has arisen from the break between the
Government nnd the Catholic Centre
over the decision of the Rundesrath In
a case affecting the antl-Jesult law. for
wnicn nr. .spann, the Catholic leader,
denounced the Imperial Chancellor In
ths Reichstag, the Ministry has re
sorted to the unprecedented step of In
viting the Social Democrats to make
common cause against the Catholic
Centre, which was formerly part of
the Government hloc
Tho Centre, with the aid of the al
lied Socialists, have 200 votes, or a full
majority of the Reichstag, and can ob
struct thn voting of the supply hill and
clog all the other wheels of legislation.
A communication In the semi-official
Cologne anzttte sets forth the Chancel.
lor a appeal. Dr. von nottimann-HnU-weg
"Important business can be done If
common sense prevails among tho So
cial Democrats. They can Join the
Radical nnd Liberal groups In carrying
on a progressive policy 'eased on the
facta with which the Government must
now Identify Itself or hy acting nt tho
dictates of unreasoning stubbornness
work hand In hand with reaction."
The Government's appeal to the So
cialists will apparently fall on deaf
"It would be a mesalliance and Is
not to he dreamed of," says Bdward
Rernsteln, the Socialist writer and one
of the leaders In the Rlechstag, "All
our traditions exclude such a combina
tion. "There Is no Immediate peril of a
serious breach between tho Govern
ment and the Centre. The latter's party
Is not disposed to defeat natlonnl meas
ures. such as supply, but It will surely
make things as uncomfortable as pos.
slhl for the Government In tho cer
tain hops of extorting concessions."
SUGAR MEN GET OFF.
Pamnns'a and Other Indictments
qnaiheit for I.nck of Rvtdenre.
On motion of TTnltwl State Attorney
Wise, .Judge Hough in thn Federal Dis
trict Court yesterday quaihed tho In
dictment against tho American Sugar
Reflning Company, .John K. Parsons,
attorney for the sugar trust: Washing
ton H Thomas, (ieorgo H. Frnzier, Arthur
Donner, John Mayer, Charles II. Senff,
Gustavo K. Ris.el and Thorna H. Harm!
Attorney Wise's motion was made at
the suggestion of Attorney-Oeuerul
Wickersham. Tho reasons were) that
tho Government won unable to prove
any afllrmatlvo acta by any of tho de
fendants at any time within three years
prior to the date when the indictment
waa returned; that the jurors who sat
through tho first trial had disagreed
because of tho applicability of the statute
of limitations; that John K. Parsons la
81 years of ago, and that all tho living
defendant ore wall advanced in years.
Tho speciflo violation of Um Sherman
law alleged in tho indictment was tho
acquisition by tho American Sugar Ro
flninp; Company of the Pennsylvania
Sugar Refining Company in Philadelphia
and the subsequent closing of that plant.
It woa further alleged that tho control
of tho Philadelphia concent was obtained
through a $1,000,000 loan made by tho
American company to Anton Segal, tho
president of tho Pennsylvania com
pany. On March 1, 1912, a Jury In tho Criminal
Branch of the United States District
Court in this city after thirteen hours
of deliberation announced thut it wi"
unable to agree on a venlic.t, nnd was
discharged, Tho last ballot stood 11 to 1
CONTESTS FOR LEVY'S SEAT.
Goodman, I'roitreMlir, Snym That
Congressman Spent Over fS.OOO,
Wariunotom, Dec, B. Representa
tive Jefferson M. Levy of New York
will bo compelled to defend his right to
his seat In the new Congress. A. A
Goodman, tho Progressiva candidate,
who ran against Mr. Levy In the lust
election, filed notice of contest to-day.
Ho alleges that Mr. Levy expended In
his campaign more than 15,000, tho
YORK, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1912. tonyripht,
General, Reunited With Family,
Off on Matter of State
WIFE PAYS JUDGMENTS
Will Soon Lift Mortpajje From
Home and Go There to Live
Mm. Daniel E. Sickles yesterdiy fot
mally Mttlsfled tho judgment obtained
against Gen. Sickles by tho D.ink of the
Metropolis for I.VOo'J.OI, Herson Stanton
last night accompanied the General
to Albany on a business trip.
Mrs. Sickles nnd her son went to tho
office of John Delahunty of II Wall street,
counsel for the bank, a little before noon.
Sho was met there by Daniel P. Hays of
Hays, Hershfield A Wolf, attorney for
(ien. Sickles John J. Kirby, attorney
for .Mrs. Sickles. Is associated with Mr.
Delahunty and wa present to assist
Mrs. Sickles, The General did not at
tend tho conference, his intorests being
left in the hands of Mr Hays.
Tho lawyer went over tho financial
matters connected with the reconcilia
tioo..of the Gnnem! and his wife. These
adjusted Mrs. Sicklcw gave her check
for tho full amount of the judgment and
Mr. Delahunty callo I up Sheriff Hnr
burger to inform him that the judg
ment had been satisfied. The lawyer
iator embodied tho same information
in a written letter to the Sheriff.
Her action of yesterday is only ono
stop In tho programme of conciliatory
moves arranged for hy the reunited
husband and wife, Mrs. Sickles has
cabled to Madrid to arrange for the sale
of Mveral pieces or proerty there, one
of which eh values at $00,000. With thj
proceeds of tiie-o sales o her Spaniih
prorty Mrs. Sickles, friends of the
family say, will take up the mortgago
for 1118.000 held by the Bowery Savings
Bank on the Sickles house at ?3 Fifth
avenue, thus clearing up the difficulties
in which her husband has found him
self on thU score, I -ast October arrange
ments were made by tho havings bank
to foreclose this mortgage localise of
tho non-payment of taxes on the property.
When Mrs. Sickles called to see the
General lost Monday night It waa in
response to a requet-t from the General.
Her eon, Stanton Sickles, went with her,
but the General as very tired and asked
that the visit of Stanton be deferred until
Tueday. On Tuesday tho young man
went to we the General and the reconcili
ation of the night Iwfore was repeated
aa between the General and his wife'ii
son. As soon as tho legal formalities
Incident to the Mtis.faci.ion of the judg
ment were completed yesterday Stanton
Sickles hurried to the General's home
and accompanied his father to Albany
It was understood that the General's
mission had to do with the work of tho
New York Monuments Commission, a
State commission which hns chargo of
tho erection of monuments to New York
regiments at various civil war battlefields.
The New York monument at Gettysburg Is
ono of the best known of these. Tho
commission is mado up of seven men, of
whom Gen. Sickles is the chairman and
active head, and ho has had chargn of
the funds appropriated for the com
mission. Friends of the General and his wifn
eay that th three, including Stanton
Sickles, are extraordinarily happy at
the outcome of the family disputes. Mrs.
Sickles nnd her son, according to their
acquaintances, apt preparing to move
Into the General s home at 23 Fifth avenue
In accordance with the reconciliation
programme. When Mrs. Sickles again
take chargo of the house, it is said, Miss
Wilmerdlng, the General housekeeper,
will go away, as her servic will no longer
ITiose intimate with Gen. Rlcklea nay
that It has not been his position that
he would not oocept help from Mm. Sickles
but that ho would not accept it from out
riders. Tho intercession of Mrs. Sickles
has made unnnooHMiry the efforts of
Sheriff Harburger to help tho old soldier
and also has eliminated the difficulty
which it was ei'cted tho Sheriff would
have in persuading tho General to accept
this help, lira original Idea of tho Sheriff
was to ask certain wealthy men on tho
Sheriff's panels to bo present at the Judg
ment nale of the General's relics, so that
the articles would be bid In for good
prices and some of thorn soved. After
letters had leen sent by the Sheriff to
many members of these panels the Palo
was postponed and tho Sheriff called
the third panel together at his office and
put the matter to them In person.
'11 hi members of the panel thought
there might bo a more efficient way to
help tho General than that suggested,
and offered to subscribe 11,000 to a fund
to pay tho judgment and save to the
General tho relics, which otherwise would
havo to go under tho hammer. When
word of this action reached members
of tho other panels they sent word to
Sheriff Harburger that the other two
panels would lie glad to do tho same
tiling. Tho first panel met at tho Sheriff's
office yesterduy prepared to raiso its
quota of 11,000, but loomed that tho
mutter already had been adjusted by
Mrs. Sickles. Tho second panol was
to haw mot to-day for the soma purpose,
It was Gen. Sickles, while Sheriff of Now
York, who caused the institution of the
third panel, tho body which took tho
Initiative in coming to his assistance,
ClieckH and offers of money liave been
coming in to Sheriff Harburger for several
days from persons all over the country
who wished to assist tho uonoral. Ono
of those offers was from ox-United States
Senator William E. Chandler of New
Hampshire, who subscribed $100. Sheriff
Harburger said last night that ho be-
lioved it would have taken littlo time
to rulee $10,000 or $15,000 instead of 5,ooo,
Tho Sheriff was busy yesterday after
noon notifying all those who had sought
tn urn tlio uenerai mat tnotr usslstanco
was not required,
ANCOflTUHA BITTE1W wtth iwrcMneq
waici lur miucb inn cnuuixae Aar,
INSURGENTS AT TAFT DINNER 1
The? Onsht (o lie Invited, nepah
llmns Tell the President.
Wasiiinhto.v, Dec. 6. Kx-Rcpresenta-
tlwi .1. Von Vechten Olcott of New York,
together with President Tlldcn of the
union Ieogtio of Philadelphia and
others Interested In the dinner to b-
given to President Taft at the Hotel
Astor on .June I, talked with the Presi
dent to-day an to the plans for tha
Well known Republicans have sug
gested to the President that Invitations
to the dinner be sent td progressive Re
publicans who remained In tho party,
although differing at times with the
President's policies. Those who made
the suggestion hope that the progres
sive Republicans will Join the move
ment for the rehabilitation of the Re
In this category are Senator Borah,
Senator Cummins, Senator Kcnyon,
Senator I.a Follette, Gov. Iladlcy and
others. Well Informed Republicans art-
convinced that theao Republican pro
gressives must bo Invited Into the coun
cils of the Republican party and must
take an active Interest In Its manage
ment If the party Is to be put In fight
ing shape for 1916.
President Samuel S. Koenlg of the
New York county committee, who has
been here for several days and at the
White House frequently. Is positive In
his conviction that steps of this kind
must bo made, hut Mr. Koenlg Is of th?
opinion that the Initiative should be
tal.rn by Senator Rorah and tho otherj
BRYANT, HER LEADING MAN
Qnief. Ceremony Last Night
Had Not Been Announced
Even to Friends.
Mm. Alia Nazlmova. who Is now ap
pearing In "Bella Donna." was married
quietly last night In her apartments at
10 West Fortieth street to Charles B.
Bryant, who Is playing the part of Dr.
Isaacson tn the same production.
No announcement was made before
tho marriage and there were few who
knew of It. The engagement had not
been announced even.
Mr. Bryant also appeared as tho
Egyptian In the London production of
the same play.
Mme. Nazlmova was born In Tarta,
Crimean Russia, on March C2, 1879. As
a child she was taken to Geneva, where
she received her education, and learned
to play the violin. In young woman
hod she returned to Russia, where she
made her appearance on the stage In
her hlrth place, playing- a violin solo at
a Christmas concert.
A year later she entered 8t. Peters
burg Conservatoire In Odesaa to study
the violin. She chose Instead to take
the dramatic course, and at tho end of
three years she won the gold medal.
The season after graduation Mme.
Nazlmova became leading woman and
producer at Kostroma In tho north of
Russia, where she played about 300
parts In a single season.
In tho season of 1901 she played In
Russia nnd tho next season was In Po
land, where she appeared as iAlpIan.
In 1903 she was first seen In St Peters
burg, where sho played '.ma, Camillet,
Manila, Hcdda Gamer, THtj and In
"The Second Mrs. Tonqueray."
With Paul Orleneff and his company
she came to this country In 1906. where
she played In repertoire at tho Criterion
Theatre In this city. Tn May of the fol
lowing year she signed a contract to act
In Knglt.ih tho following November, al
though she only knew half a dozen
words of tho Rngllslj language then.
She made her first appearance In Kng-
ll'h In Urtidn Oablcr at tho Prlncs
Theatre under the management of
Henry Miller. This was followed hy "A
Doll's House," and In 1907 she appeared
at tho Bijou Theatre In "Countess Co
quette." Tho same year she appeared
In the leading role In Ibsen's "The Mas-
tar Builder" and later was seen In the
same theatre tn "Tho Comet."
FILES $5,600,000 BOND.
Mrs. nostwIeU's rrarltr GaaraV
Ian for Her Children.
Wihtb Pmins, Dec 6. Mrs. Marie S.
Hostwlck filed a bond in tho Surrogate's
Court this morning for $5,600,000 as
guardian for her five children.- She Is
tho widow of Albert C. Hostwlck, who
died on November 10, 1911, leaving her
his estato of moro than $2,700,000, which
grew from a trust fund created by his
father, Jabez A. Boatwlck, who died on
August 16, 1892. Mrs. Dostwlck's home
Is In Mamaroneck.
Tho elder Hostwlck was one of the
original Standard Oil men. The trust
fund hn created was $296,171. At the
time of his father's death Albert C.
Uostwlck was 14 years old. He was
permitted such sums aa he required for
his support .after ho reached the age
of 21. '
A recent report of tho trustee shows
that the original securities have In
creased In value $1,331,762. In twenty
two years tho Income earned by the
fund amounted to $1,168,023,90, and the
payments made to Albert C. Hostwlck
aggregated $1,032,227. The balance to
be surrendered to the new trustee, the
New Rochelle Trust Company, under
the terms of Albert C. Bostwick's will
Is $1,643,611. fiR.
LEAVES ONLY $1 TO HIS WIFE.
"In Fall Settlement of Sir OblOjfa
tlons," Sara Testator.
Charles A. Eberhardt, who died at
207 West 107th street on November 1,
loft only $1 to his wife, Lucy, accom
panying his bequest with the following
"I make this bequest In this manner
In full settlement of what I consider
my duty and obligations to her, with the
full realization of her conduct and deal.
Ings toward me whllo under the ob
ligations and duty of a wife."
Tho chief legatees are the testator's
The Iua Mai Tl Cnlneie Carle Cr.
are now eihlblUni the rtrwl Orlnnut art lew.
elrv. antlqiw run st tfeclr thowroomi.in Flfta sr.
1913, by the Sun Printing and Publishing
DANG SMS EVIDENCE
Empty Coin Cases, on Way to
England for Examination,
EXTUA (UAH D WITH Til EM
Care Used to Send Bach Boxes
in Condition Heceivctl
tp'fial Cnblf Tttspaleh In Tni Sc.
Ijndon, Dec. 5. Thero was a re
markable development to-day In the In
vestigation Into the robbery of $50,000
worth of sovereigns contained In two
cases of a consignment of $1,000,000
shipped by the Rank of Kngland to tho
Credit Lyonnals at Alexandria, Egypt,
about threo weeks ago.
Two cases of the consignment, which
were found to contuln lead Instead of
gold on their arrival at Alexandria,
were sent back to Kngland for expert
examination. Extra precautions were
taken to guard thrso two cases on their
way back, but they havo either been
lost or stolen, as no trace of them can
The Continental police believe that
they were certainly Intercepted by tho
same gang which planned and carried
out the original robbery.
The police hero were anxious to as
certain whether the original robbery
was effected by a substitution of cases
or by tho abstraction of the gold and
the reseallng of tho cases with carefully
Imitated seals of tho Rank of England
and the Credit Lyonnals.
For this reason telegraphic orde.ru
were sent to Alexandria to have tho
boxes sent right back in the condition
In which they wero received. They
were sent by steamer from Egypt to
Trieste, whence they were despatched
by train to Bremen. They should havo
arrhed In London by steamer from
the latter place on Tuesda. but all
trace of them has been lost.
The original consignment of a million
gold wns contained In forty cases. It
was shipped on n cargo steamer, tho
Schwolbe, for Bremen from London.
Thenco It was sent to Trieste by train,
and tho police theory Is that the robbery
occurred during thn twenty-six hours
railroad Journey. It wmi guarded by
armed men nil along tho route.
Reforet tho cases left the Rank of
England they were carefully sealed by
representatives of that Institution with
tho bank's seal and by a representative
of the Credit Lyonnals with the seal of
All the boxes, Includlnr the two which
contained lead Instead of gold, had these
seals on unbroken when they arrived
at Alexandria, and no suspicion of any
thing wrong was folt until an official
of the Credit Lyonnals who was han
dling the cason henrd a click. This
aroused his suspicions, as thn specie Is
Invariably tightly packed. An Investi
gation follawed and tha two boxes con
taining the lead were soon located.
$20,000 IN GOLD MISSING.
Was Senl From Italian War Ofllre to
Island of Rhodes.
fprcial Cable Itiupatch to Th Set.
Rrindibi, Dec. 5. Two boxes contain
ing $20,000 In gold, which wero sent by tho
Italian War Offico to tho commander in
chief of the forces on the island of Rhodes,
are mysteriously missing.
A suspeoted postal clerk has been
CLUB DIDN'T KNOW ITS WEALTH.
Asks Students to Close Knr-
Thn Phllolexian Literary Society at
Columbia, University thought for a while
yesterday that It might soon rank with
the world's great financial Institutions.
For a long time the Phllolexian has
Just been able tn make the dues for
membership meet the running expenses.
But on Wednesday night the treasurer
got a lotter from the Union Square Sav
ings Bank Informing him that tho In
stitution carried a balance to the credit
of tho society on which Interest had
boon compounded and asking it he would
please call and closo the account.
A search of tho books for several years
back showed no trace, of any bank nc
count, and things were at fever he.it
yesterday morning when tho bank won
asked for further particulars. The bal
anco turned out to bo $32 and a few
cents. Including Interest compounded
slnco 1902. It appears that the account
wan opened In 1872 and was kept active
until 1902, when It was apparently for
gotten. Thn Phllolexian Is ono of the oldest
student organizations in tho country,
having been founded In 1802.
RIVERSIDE CORNER SOLD?
Said That Clark Place, Where Bishop
Potter I.lred, Fetched $1850,000.
The ground and residence of Fred
erick Ambrose Clark at tho north cor
ner of Riverside Drive and Eighty
ninth street, for yenrs the homo of
Bishop Potter, Is reported to have been
sold for a sum close tn JSG0.000.
Tho house has long been a show place
of the .drive. It occupies a command
ing position opposite the Soldiers and
Sailors Monument on a sweeping curve.
The property has a frontage of 1S8
feet on tho drive and 175 feet on
The houso was built In 1898 by Mrs.
Clark, two years after the death of
Alfred Corning Clark, who left tho
property to her In his will. When tho
Soldiers and Sailors Monument was
first talked of sho asked tho courts to
enjoin the Park Department from nlac
Ing tha monument In front of her house
on the ground that It would obstruct
her view of tho river. She took tho
court's refimal with good grace.
Bishop Iottcr after his marriage with
Mrs. Clark lived there some years till
W. 11. Day, who represents tho Clark
estate, said that the property had been
withdrawn from the market and that
there Is no Intention of replacing the
house wita aa aaxlmaAt bull din.
SCHIFF TO GIVE $5,000 A YEAR.
Will Aid It eel Cross tn rcnre Rural
WAStiiMno.v, Dec. 5. Jacob It. Sehtff
of New York will contribute $3,000 an
nually to the American Red Cross to aid
In the work of establishing rural nursj
corps In the I.'nltcd Stnte., according
to a letter received from him nt Rod
Cross headquarters here to-day.
Mr. Schlff enclosed a check for $5,000
a the beginning of his yearly con
tributions. A check fur $1,000 was received to
day from Mts. Whltelaw Hold, wife of
Hie United States Ambassador to Orcat
Britain, for tho same fund to which
Mr. Schlff contributed.
REFUSES $2,000 FOR CAT.
.Mr. C'hapln Paid 7.VI for Hnnaa-
low Tip Top Last Winter.
Two thousand dollars, the highest
known offer for n cot, wns made yester
day at the show of tho Cat Fanciers
Club In tho New Grand Central Palaco
for Rungalow Tip Top, which won tho
upcclnl prlzo for the best rat In tlio
show nnd also the special for the best
long hnlred male cat. Tho offer was
Rungalow Tip Top Is owned by Mrs.
Chester W. Chapln. wife of tho presl
dent of tho New Englnnd Short Line
Railroad, who paid $750 for him after
ho had won at tho Roston show last
January. He Is Canadian born nnd will
be two years old on Muy 23. 1913. His
sire was Guns William nnd his dam
Champion Tenby Belle.
MEND ARM WITH HARE'S LEG.
Dr. Marfnrlanil and Aianrlntr Call
(trninrkahlr Operation Snccrsifol.
Ansonia, Conn., Dec. ., The recon
struction of n boy's shattered arm with n
piece of bono from the hlndleg of a rabbit
was tho novel surgical feat accomplished
yesterday In the Griffin Memorial Hos
pital here by Dr. Ralph !,. Macfarland
of 53 Clinton avenuo, Jamaica, L. I
assisted by Dr. Polntto of Derby, Conn.
Apparently tho oerutloti was a complete
success and tho surgeons expect tho
transplanted rabbit bone to grow with
the rest of tho arm as tho youngster gets
Tho boy is .Ralph Tomllnson, twoive-year-old
son of Mr and Mrs. James Tom
linson of Oxfo' I Conn., near here. While
carrying hie inther's double harrellod
shotgun he tripped and the charge from
one barrel of the gun carried away an
Inch and a half of the largo bone in his
Whllo the boy wns going under nrues
thetlo in the operating room tho surgeons
killed a largo rabbit In an adjoining room
and taking a threo inch piece of bone
from the animal's hindleg inserted U
ends of it into tho marrow in the ends
of the boy's severed bone and fastened
it firmly with silver wire. The suturing
of the shattered arm over the bone com.
pleted the operation.
SANTA'S MAIL TO BE DELIVERED.
PoatmaaterGenrral Orders Letters
Given to Philanthropist.
WABiiiN-oTONr. Dec. 6. Postmaster-Gen
eral Hitchcock to-day issued an order
authorizing postmasters to deliver all
Santa (.'laus letters to such charitable
institutions in the city or town whero
they are nceived or desire to give atten
tion to the requests they contain. If
Santa Claus's correspondents forget to
stamp their letters, as often happens,
tho law obliges the postmaster to forward
the missives to tho dead letter office,
but in such oases he is authorized to sub
mit tho names and addresses of charitable
institutions that express desire to con
sider tho wants of tho writers.
While this method of handling the
thousands of Santa Claus lettera tho
children of tho poor send every Christ
mas entails additional work for the postal
service, Mr. Hitchcock believes the pur
poso fully justifies tho expense.
NO ANSWER FOR HAMMERSTEIN.
Metropolitan Director Defer Action
on Grand Opera Plan.
Oscar Hammers te In will not know for
a few days more whether or not he is to
be allowed by the directors of the Metro
politan Opera Company to produce popu
lar price grand ora in Kngllsh in this
city. The lioard had a special mooting
yesterday to consider tho mat tor and after
nearly an hour's discussion mado the
"In view of tho absence of several
directors action upon all matters was de
ferred until a subsequent meeting, which
will probably be held in a few days."
Otto H. Itahn, who is chairman of tho
board of directors of tho Metropolitan
Opera Company, is now In Europo and
is not nxpoctnd to rottirn until next
month Other nbsonlees wero Edmund L.
Baylies, T. Iks Witt Cuyler, Frank Gray
Griswold, Ebon D. Jordan, Claronoe H.
Mackay, Edward T. Stotesbury and
William K. Vanderbilt. Those present
at the mooting wero Ruwlins L. Cottenot ,
Paul D. Cravath, Robert Ooelet, Eliot
Gregory. I'Vank Gray Griswold, Harry
Payno Whitney and Henry Rogers Wlu
throp. PICTURE STOLEN FROM CHURCH.
St. Peter' at l.roneasa l.nae Valu
able Palntlna; br Romano,
Special Cable lf patch to Tn So
Aquila, Italy, Dec. 5. A valuable
painting of tho Assumption by GIullo
Romano has been stolen from St.
Peter's Church In the village of Leo
nesan. It was from this name church In 1910
that a gold monstrance worth $20,000
disappeared and has not yet been re
BLAST RESTORES $1,000 DRILL.
Diamond Tipped Tool Wa Broken
Off In Hock Fire Yrara Am,
WittTB Plains, N. Y Dec E, After
having kept marked the location for the
past Ave years In anticipation of some
day being nblc to find a diamond drill
lost when the borings were first made In
locating tho big Kenslco reservoir dam
now under construction the engineers
yesterday recovered the drill, worth
$1,000, following a blast that rent the
rock la which It waa lost.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Delegates Will Go to London
PACT BEING PREPAKED
Turks Will Not Treat With
Athens Unless Fight
ALBANIAN' CITY SHELLED
Aviona Public Buildings Tnr
tfets Division of Spoils
Still n Puzzle.
Special Cable netpntchet to Tnr St.v
Athens, Dec. 3. It Is officially an
nounced that Greek plenipotentiaries
will participate In tho peace negotia
tions at London.
London, Dec. fi. The Sofia corre
spondent of the Timra Bays he learn
that conditions for peace are being pre
pared at Athens, but the Greek dele
gates to be appointed to tho London
peace conference 'will bo open minded.
Tho Turkish representatives will de
cline to treat with the Greek delegates
if military operations between the two
countries are then In progress, but it
is hoped that Greeco will consent to
an armlstico before the discussions
OUTLOOK IS IMPROVING.
Balkan Statr Mar Grt Parcel f
Terrltorr aa a Whole.
Special Cable Veepatch t Tnr. Sex.
London, Dec. 6. A Vienna despatch
to the Daitu Telegraph says:
"Tho outlook Is Improving. Sir Ed
ward Grey's proposal for a conference
of the Ambassadors of the Powers, tha
conclusion of the armistice and the be
ginning of the peace negotiations next
week are all active In making for good.
"It may be hoped that the peace ne
gotiatlons will proceed rapidly, tha bel
ligerents coming to tha conference with
a clear Idea of what they aro willing to
give and take.
"As regards the division of the spoils.
It Is possible of course for the Ralkan
States to have what Is coming to them
handed over as a whole and allow them
to arrange the partition afterward, or
thoy may have already agreed on the
portion which each Is to get, which
would make things easier and quicker.
"How far unity obtains at present
among tho Ralkan States Is a matter of
speculation, but I venture that the Bal
kan League will not exist a year hence,
but will bo replaced by the 'United
States' of Rulgarla, Turkey, Rumania)
"Salonlca has already proved to be
the cause of the 111 feeling openly,
shown between Greece nnd Bulgaria.
Greece Is also set upon tho acquisition
of those Kgean Isles which are In
habited by Greeks.
"Austria-Hungary cares not which
gains Salonlca, provided 3ier Interests.
In such matters as harbors and railway.
communication are well safeguarded.
Neither does she care who retains thai
Ggean Isles, with thn exception of.
those commanding the Dardanelles,
Any claim to these would have to b
referred to the signatories of the Treaty;
"The bombardment of Aviona con
cemn both Austria and Italy. It watt
unwise on the part of Greece, but no
protest will bo made on the ground ot
the necessities of military operations.
Italy and Austria have already declared
that no chunges In Albania will be reo
oglzrd until they are reconsidered after
peace has been made.
"Montenegro has been similarly warned
by Russia that the Powers would re
serve the right to alter or amend the
arrangements of the belligerents with
"My Information Is that Turkey la
determined to refuse to give up any
part of autonomous Albania, which
would make things simpler for Austria,
as Albania would be an autonomous
State as soon at peace Is concluded. It.
however, Turkey gives In on this point, 1
which Is unlikely, the Powers will cer
"It seems likely enough that Servla la
now reconciled to the voice of Europe.
Her share of tho spoils will probably be
Uskub, Prlsrend, part of thn sanjak of
Novl-Bazar and Old Servla. Montenegro
will get some territorial compensation,
but not Scutari nor the much needed
war Indemnity. To Greece will be
awarded southern Macedonia, Kplrus,
Chalcldlcn and Crete.
"Turkey will emerge from thn peace
conference with a European boundary
along the Marltza River to the Gulf of
Enos. Bulgaria's new boundary will
commence on the other bank of the
Marttxa to Lake Ochrlda, with an
Ggenn coast lino, Including Dedeagatch
and also a great portion of Adrianopls
province, but Adrlanople Itself will be
left to the Turku. Salonlca will be
dealt with by the Powers."
CREEK SHIPS SHELL AVL0NA,
Public Ralldlnar Bearlnar Albanian
Plage Made Target.
tprinl Cable Ptipatche to Tnr 8 tnr.
VntNNA, Dec 6. Two Greek gunboats
were reported at an early hour to-day to
be bombarding Aviona, a city of Albania.
Thn gunners aimed their shells espe
cially at public buildings displaying the
Albanian flag,- despite the protests ot
A verrasurt fitertatumeat li"ANAT
at Uw LITTLE THEATRE. Uu Ttia.