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VOL. LXXXI.-NO. 214.
NEW YORK, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1914. Copyright, 1914, by the Bun Printing end Pubtithing Atsoctatlon.
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APRIL 15; PLACE
fl(.'iirmttioii Is Accepted, but
Mayor Won't Act Till
NOT ASKED TO GET OUT
Commissioner Himself Gives
First News of His
WOODS IS TALKED OF MOST
Sherman Hell, Formerly of Col
orado Guard, Said to Bo
Police Commissioner Douglas I. McKay
ttt resigned, but will stick to his pst
until April IS. Before that day liU sue
Cf.'sor will be named. Mayor Mltchel
(aid Inst night he had not made up his
Silnd who the new Commissioner will be.
The resignation was handed to the
Mayor List Friday morning. It was ex
;ect3, but not so soon. The big surprise
Is that Mr. McKay did not wait until his
luccessor was appointed.
Apparently Mr. Mltchel expected to an
rounce both thu resignation mid the ap
pointment next Tuesday, but Commissioner
McKa blurted out the truth to u reporter
uho asked him yesterday If he had re
!fntd, and the Mayor says he would
hite done the same thing If he were Mr.
At 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon Mayor I
Mltchel described as "all bunk and moon
i.llne" and "the dream of a fevered Im
agination" an evening Taper story that
Mould appoint a new l'ollce Commls
k.oner within three days. He said there
ftou'd oe n action for a week at least.
Tn minutes later word came from Po
lice Headquarters of Mr. McKay's avowal.
Tiie Mayor Immediately confirmed It and
sua? .: plain that he had not Intended to
-m-ileud anybody In hi previous state
ueni. Letter Mnrte Public-.
Th Mayor made public last night the
ieUr milch Mr. McKay handed to him on
Friday and the Mayor's reply, written
i'csUrdjy. This Is the Commissioner's
Slr.ee I left the army I have de
voted more than six years to the ad
ministration of police affairs In the
mice of the city of New York. I
culm now to seek ether employ-iii-n'
To meet a situation . that arose
c'i December 31 last, and at the re
t,ut of Mayor Kline, I accepted thH
otic, of l'ollce Commissioner. While
the GoMhals bills were under con
sideration 1 continued to serve, so
t; at the city interests might not be
As th situation has now been de
tern li ii In regard to those bills the
O'partment must have more than a
I feel very strongly that the disci
lui of the department requires you
to appoint a Commissioner whom you
fipeet to retain and support during
tu" ret of your administration.
I tti-refore tender my resignation
to t..l.' efiect forthwith, and hope to
t relieved from duty not later than
April 13, IS 14. lle-pectully.
D. I, McK'AT,
Mn)or Accepts IteslKnatlou,
T'io Mayor's letter of acceptance, fol
low, I have your letter of March 2"
t-ndfrmg to tne your resignation uh
C ifiiintHloner of Police. 1 accept It
to t.ik- effect on April IS because of
our assurance to nie that for the rea
oi s stated in your letter your deter
iritution to leave tlio Poller Do
tnent and to enter private
Lj-iw Is unalterable.
v 'ille I agree with you tlial who
v r serves the city as Police Com
riisnnier should Ij a peiiuanent
!:' ntie, approved and supiiorted by
tee Jtivor, I wish to reiterate what I
la e ilrel(y stated to you verbally
i c ir last meeting, namely, that In
I estimation your service to the
ci s'nre your appointment as l'ollce
''. -i missloiicr by Mayor Kllno has
I', uoth efficient and fullhful.
V-u came into this office at a
c '--i' when your acceptance of the
il - imposed by your appointment
i' stmiled a genuine service to tho
. nd relieved liie of tho embar-
-sn in of a disorganized depart
m t you have remained In office,
f der onditlons that must have been
r ikt trying,
Tlce discussion of the possible ap
i , ,iiii, nt of Col. Cioethiils ns Polloo
f .rnn issloner, a selection which, as
H.'j know, was made by me long prior
t, nir own appointment by Mayor
V, e tended to render embarrassing
1 difth ult your own position. Ue.
s this fact your administration
'1 polio affairs has bten effective and
'is, I believe, eillllllinnded the ap
i ' of the people of th city. I
., - , that vou will carry with you
i f i te life tho thanks and good
ne- of .11 our citizens,
i ..very good wish for your Suc
re i v itli personal appreciation
of our service to me, 1 remain,
Yours ver sincerely,
' 'its Pi'iuiov MiToiim., Mayor.
lloclliiil Tyue HiiukIiI.
Tlc-nuni t'ominlKsloner McKay was (
holdtj.er from the Waldo police admlnls
ration and because ot his youth and the
Mayor's opn search for "u man of the
Ooethals type" to manage the Mayor's
lre rforganlzntlon plan for tho Police
Heiiar'iucit, It bus been obvious that Mr.
M' Kav was to co.
lie understood perfectly that he was
ir.w. running th department until tho
ne-'-t i n an could bo fount, his queer
lul .eui ti t(i tft'ectlMi work In tills out-
Continued on Hcvond Page.
J. 0. BENNETT SINKING.
ImpriMement Knrly In livening;, lint
It r In par Folio ti.
Special Cable Deipatch to Tub Sou.
Paris, April 2. A message from Cairo
early this morning Bays James Gordon
Hcnnctt, proprietor of tlio New York
Herald, whose condition early lust ove
nliiK was slightly Improved, relapsed late
last night. It Is feared the end Is near.
Dr. Hob In, the medical adviser of Mr.
Uennett, left hern on Tuesdny for Cairo.
Dr. Itobln was summoned to Mr, Dennett's
yacht two weeks ago and went us far as
llrlmllsl, whero he received a message
saying that the patient wan better nnd
thut there was no urgent need of the
physician's services. Dr. Itobln thereupon
returned to Paris.
A cable message was received at the
Paris oftlce of the IttraUl yesterday which,
employees Bald, was undoubtedly sent by
Mr. Bennett himself.
A previous despatch said that Mr. Uen
nett win unable to take any nourishment.
BANK CUTS 300 PER CENT. MELON
Pennrlnlsi lnltn tlon llrelHrrs n
PtTTSBUno, April 1, A dividend of 300
per cent, waa distributed to-day among
I the stockholders of the German National
' Dank of Allegheny. The disbursement
amounted to fCOO.OOO, and the melon was
cut In order to avoid large participation
In the new Federal Iteserve llank.
The Institution had a surplus of
1000,000, and as every national bank must
subscribe to the stock of the Federal He
serve Hunk In proportion to Its capital
and surplus. It was decided to reduce the
V. N. Hoffstot of New York Is president
of the bunk.
TELLS OF STORK TO
HOAX MANY DOCTORS
Joker Poses ns Anxious Hus
band Keeps Physi
A number of physicians, most of whom
live on the West Side, have been the vic
tims of a young man giving the name of
J. R. Collins, who Is either ,,a practical
Joker or slightly Insane. Collins has not
obtained any money from the doctors, but
he has caused a good deal of 'trouble.
He looks like the honest mechanic he
says he Is. and his method of work carries
He calls upon doctors, one at a time,
and has long talks with them. First ho
wants to know how much the doctor will
charge for bringing an heir Into the world.
The price Is always satisfactory, but the
young man says that he can only pay halt
of the amount at once. He explains that
he gets only a small salary In the wiring
department of the Ltdlson company.
Then he talkB of his mother-in-law In
Washington. D. C. Ho says he doesn't
like her, but will summon her If tho phy
sician thinks he should.
When he leaves he gives an oddreps and
Induces the doctor to agree to advise Mrs.
Collins that very evening. The doctor
calls, tlnda that no one named J. Si. Collins
lives at the house or ever has lived there.
One address given by Collins was 606
The man called on Dr. W. G. States, 3G
West Thirty-fifth street, but Dr. States
doesn't take that kind of case, and re
ferred tho man to another physician who
lives uptown. Collins told Dr. States that
he lived right around the corner, but when
he got uptown to the other physician he
lived right near htm.
The Kdlson company says J. Collins
does not work there.
REAL BILL IN APRIL JOKE.
Five Scorn BeiI Money nonunion
Grta II Clftlnmul.
Remembering that It was the first of
April, live men smiled knowingly and
walked past a ten dollar bill lying on tlio
sidewalk In front of the Woolworth llulld
The sixth man. Clareiico S. Houghton,
recently appointed United States Com
missioner, thought that even on April 1
a ten dollar bill Hliould not bo condemned
without Inquiry. He picked It up anl
found the bill was good. Ho then dtelded
It was his turn to smile.
Just as the Commissioner was pocketing
the bill and making his way across the
street to the Federal llulldlng a young
foreigner stopped the fifth man who had
passed the bill und excitedly asked Mm
If he had seen any money lying on me.
I yus drop tan dollar," cried the young
Was that a real bill?" panted tho tlfth
"Sure, It bane real," was the reply.
Now It happened that tho fifth man In
passing tlio bill had glanced over ins
Rhoulder to see If any one whb 'fool
enough to blto on that stale Joke" and
had seen Mr. Houghton pick up the money.
Thinking that the last "ha ha" might be
his after all, ho pointed out the com
missioner's retreating form to tho young
foreigner, who followed Mr. Houghton to
his olllce In the Federal Courts and dc
manded tho money.
The Commissioner will give the bill to
tho young man If he produces witnesses
to-day who saw him drop It.
Question Who la entitled to the loudest
PAULINE CHASE UNDER KNIFE.
Artrma Hut-rrsafully Oprrntrd On for
Append lei tlx.
Special Cable letpateh to Tim Sun,
London, April 1, Paulino chase, t
actress, was operated upon lor appen
dicitis to-day, Thu operation was sue
OIIKAT 1IKAH MI'HINII W.VIIjll.
SOn por co ot gl inuppertd bottles,
YOUNG NIXON HELD
FOR DEADLY ASSAULT
Shipbuilder's Son Accused of
Attacking Mini at Night
ADMITS GUILT, SAY POLICE j
Victim, Who Whs Knocked
Senseless, Is Chief Engineer
of 1'hone Company.
New IIavkn, Conn., April 1, Stanhope
W. Nixon of New York city, a Junior In
the Sheffield Scientific School and a mem
ber of the Society Herzellus, was Hrrcstcd
here to-night by Capt. Henry J. Donnelly,
chief of the New Haven detective bureau,
and Sergt. John McAvoy, charged with a
murderous assault on K. H. Hverlt of
St. Itonan Terraco last October. Young
Nixon Is the son of Lewis Nixon, the New
Mr. Uvcrlt, who Is chief engineer for
tlio Southern New lhigland Telephone
Company, was returning to his home from
a trip out of town considerably ufter mid
nUht on October 22 lawt. While passing
along Whitney nvmue almut a block north
ot the home of President Hadle, he was
struct' by an Iron bolt over the head and
knocked unconscious. His assailant ap
parently was In hiding behind a low stone
wall when the blow was struck. For sev
eral days Mr. Kvcrlt was In a serious con
dition. That same night residents complained
to the police that windows were broken
by balls and other missiles thrown from
the streets. Thero was conslderablu tx
rltemcnt, as occupants In several of the
houses narrowly ercaped being struck. No
clue to the Identity of the assailant of Mr.
Kvrlt or to the rerson resjionslble for the
window breaking could be found.
ThU afternoon young Nixon, who Is a
candidate for the Yale crew and who
had been out for the dally practice with
the crew squad, was nrrested on his re
turn to his fraternity home. 17 Htllhousu
avenue, charge'd with the assault.
After a talk with Detective Donnelly
he admitted that he committed the as
sault. Ill a search Instituted 'by Detec
tive Donnelly of Nixon's room he found
an Iron bolt about ten Inches long, with
which it la believed the attack was ,
made. Tills was concealed behind som
pictures In a closet opening out of the
young man's room.
According to the police, 1 young Nixon
on the night In question was out with
several other students. On that same
night Gertrude Hoffmann appeared at a
local theatre and afterward she went to
the Hotel Taft, where there was n big
demonstration by the Yale men, Nixon
and his friends lwlng In the party. From I
the Taft they started for their society
house, a quarter of a njlle away.
Qn their way there they passed the
corner of Wall nnd College streets, where
a new Sheff society house U being built.
The workmn had left a dor.ui or more
Iron bolts, which they used In fast.nlng
Iron girders, on the ground and
these the Yule men took with them. It
was one of the liolts that Capt. Don
nelly found In Nixon's room.
In his confession to the Millce Nixon
exonerated the other studentii who were
with him on that night and said tiny
had no part whatever In thu attack on
Nixon was taken to police headquar
ters, where h was released on bonds
of $1,S00 furnished by a local constable.
As soon us ho was released rn ball he
telegraphed his father, who Is expected
to arrive here late to-iilKht.
Several of the most prominent citizens
of the city who live in the vicinity where
ties assault on Kverlt occurred were
among thosu who complained of window
breaking. Windows were smashed in thi
Webster house, occupied by Cortlaudt H.
Trowbridge. This la the house In which
Noah Webster wrote his famous dic
tionary. J. B. HAGGIN PAYS FOR PIGS,
"liny I.immI Ones," He
f.rnnilftun, and Send ttll,0O0,
Lcxinuton, Ky April 1. lyj.ils I..
Haggln ot this city will always bo glad
his grandfather, James 11. Haggln of Hex
i York, learned that he intended to pur
' chase some line pigs for his farm here.
ll.uu,. allowed his grandfather to discover
I bla hobby, and tho older Haggln sent
Louis a check for $ll,uoi, with the in
junction, "If ou want to buy pigs, buy
yourself some good ones."
IxiuIh Haggln Is noted over the. South
for his prlzo winning poultry. He was
graduated fmm Harvaid and Is a mom
ber nf sevuial New York clubs.
BABIES CLASS AS LIVE STOCK.
St, I'mil I'oxt Olllce Won't llnve 'Kin
In I'llreel I'ust.
St. Paul, Minn., April 1, llables, ac
cording to the orders Issued at tho local
post office, urn live stock and not a prod
uct to be mailed around over tlio country
with butler und eggs and otlur parcel post
A woman applied to John W. Haines,
mailing clerk In the local olllce, for rates
on her baby to the farm of a friend
living near St, Paul. The clerk con
nulled Postmaster John Vanish, and wan
told to accept no babies. Mr. Vanish
mid that, while no tilling Iiiih been made
in the matter, he Is holding babies under
tho live stock class of the. rule books.
KIRBY WILL FIGHT CLARKE,
Allege I'riiud In ArkmiMii I'rlmnry
Lirri.i: ItiH'i:, Ark., Apill 1. Senator
James I'. Clnrke will have to tight to
retain lit h lead for nomination tu the
Senate. Judge W. V. Klrby announced
to-d.iy, Judge Klrby nsserts lli.it he was
nominated by lii!' votes and that If
the Clarke uppaieiit majority of 231 is
allowed he will usk, the Democratic con-
l volition In June to order another pilmiuy
I He alleges that gross frauds weie com
milled In P.iliiH"tt I'oiii ty Tlio chair-
nmn "f l'olnwtt county admits thai ho
I guv ut one set of returns to fool the
TOBACCO CO. SUIT EXPECTED.
F-edrrnl NrRntlntlnn With Metro
pnlllnu llellrred t'nneccsfnl.
Washington, April 1. Tho fact that
the Government has not filed a aiierman
law suit against the Metroimlltan Tobacco
Company of New York was noted with
Interest to-day when It was recalled that
the Government had agreed last week to
hold up until yesterday the suit It had
prepared In order to permit of tho con
sideration of a suggested plan for the
voluntary reorirniilsatlnn of the roinnnnv.
Attomey-General Mcjtoynolds made tt
strong statement to-rtny or tlio Govern
ment's determination that thu practices
of the Metropolitan company, by which,
It Is alleged, It Is sole distributor of the
products of the four components of the
former tobacco trust, must be discon
tinued. Thero Is a belief here In ofll
rlal clrchs that the negotiations between
the Government and the Metropolitan
company have been unsuccessful, and
that a suit will be llled In a short time.
The Department of Justice refused to
comment upon tho report.
Conferences were held at the Depart
ment of Justice to-day looking toward a
peaceable settlement of the anti-trust suit
now pending against the American Thread
Company In the United States District
Court at New York. No final decision re
sulted from tho conferences, but both par
ties, it is understood, are contldnt that a
settlement will be worked nut.
WANTS A FOOTMAN
Saves lT. S. 120 ly Dropping
Department Clerk Asks
for Another Lackey.
Washington, April 1. Secretary of
State Bryan, who used to be called the Tne banker has taken Mb case to Dls
Commoner and believed In dollar dinners. trct Att0rney Weeks of Westchester
Is changing his ways. He has told the . county, io started an Investigation
House l.omruttie on Appropriations mat,
It is bad form for hit., to go "round In a
carrljue without a footman perched on
Mr. Bryan said that for thirty years his
predeces.-ors In olllce had assigned a De
partment messenger to net as coachman.
He thought t i practice was undemo
cratic and un-American and that Congress
ought to make an appropriation for
coaenman for the Secietary of State. Mr.
Bryan also thought the coachman should
have an "assistant, that is to say, a
Committeemen suggested to Mr. Bryan
that he might have an automobile, but the
great Commoner spurned the suggestion.
"I am entirely satisfied with thd car
riage," he said.
"When I went In there," added the Pre
mier a moment later, "1 found It had been
cutomary to use another messenger when
necessary as un assistant to the driver as
a foutman. You gentlemeuj of course
know you cannot get along with a driver
alone when engaged in tho matter of
' cretary Bryan explained that when
ever he used the United States messenger
as footman he kept a record of the time,
deducted from the messenger's salary ac
count the amount It represented and paid
this from his own pocket.
Mr. Bryan's friends, when they heard of
this to-nlg'it, were certain that by way
of maintaining his consistency he would
now make deductions from his own salary
f r time spent on tne i. nauiauqua circuit.
How Mr. Bryan saved the Govern
ment 1120 by discharging a clerk Is
told In the hearings on the legislative bill
Just made public.
When the Appropriations Committee
came to examlno the estimates of the
amount needed by the State Department
In the next fiscal year it found that Mr.
Bryan had asked for $120 less than the
appropriation for the current year.
"I was determined that there would be
one department that would be run on less
than It was before," said the Secretary
of State. "So I asked the chief clerk to
go over the Items with me. Tho way we
reached It was this: Wo found wo had to
make one Increase. The $ffl0 clerkships
have been hard to till ; and wo decided to
t ask that eighteen of tho $900 clerkships
! be raised to $1,(hi0, which would t.iake ail
! Increase of $1,M0, Then, In order to
prevent an Increase In the appropriation
wo cut one of thuae off, Theie were
nineteen of these $900 clerkships and
we mailt! It eighteen, which saved $900
and reduced the $1,800 Increase to $900.
"Then we saved $500 on rent, which re
duced It to $100, and then wn saved $f.20
on the estimate for furniture which gv
us a net reduction of $120, and the rest of
It was left ait It wbb,
CASH FOR SICKLES RETURNED.
Stnle ( iiinptriillt-r Sn l'uml ( Mii't
lit- I Htl fur Atfeil Veterim.
S'ta . Comptroller Sohmer has decided
that the $r,2, raised by ex-Slierilf Julius
Iliirhurger and the l.ittei's friends ns part
of a fund which Mr. Hiirburger hoped
inU'lit be iistd toward paying the $2!i,0ou
Gin. Sickles owed the Stalo cr.niuit bo
used as the donors Intended, Mr, Soluncr
returned tlio money yesterday with a note
to Mr. Harbinger saying that It had been
found that "th purpose cannot be ac
complished," Gen, Slcltles has reduced the amount h
owes the State from $2S,000 to $23,500 by
turning oer voucliei.s fur money spent
from the fund he handled.
Attorney-Gnu i.il Carniody decided a
year ago not to sue Gen. Sickles for the
money utlll unpaid,
FEDERAL RESERVE, $100,000,000.
7, III.". Nlltlonitl llnnk Will Join Xi'it
Wahhinuton, April 1. It became
known hern to-night thut tho PVderul re-
serve naiiiiiiii; system win !" iihuikui itiru
with a total authorized capital of $100,-
, inn), 000. This will ho Independent of the
number of Institutions thu organization
committee sets up.
There were 7,IJ nallonul bunks that1
slgnllled their Intention of entering the t
system, and from their total capital und
surplus the Jloo.OOO.OiiO figure Is leckoned
on the fi per cent, basis under which these
linnks must Hiihsci liie.
The statement Issued to-tluy shows that
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, meet the demands of tho new law-. Loans
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l una Ultcuuniu nuvc aa a wuuie uicreusuu.a
DARLING IN JAIL IN
SHAW MARITAL ROW
Corporation Head Held In
93,000 After Indictment
WAS SUED FOR $50,000
Husband Charged That Prisoner
and 3Irs. Shaw Were at
nichard S. Darling, head of several cor
porations, was arrested at Seventy-second
street and Broadwny yesterday on a
bench warrant based on an Indictment
found In Westchester county. The Indict
ment charges him with being at the Ged
ney Farms Hotel, Westchester, from De
cember 31 to January 7, at tho same
time Mrs. Catherine Shaw, wife of Hobert
Marsden Shaw, banker nnd broker of 20
Broad street, was also a patron of the
Up to a late hour last night Larllng had
not obtained the $3,000 ball demanded on
the charge and was still In tho West
chester county Jail at White Plains.
The matrimonial troubles of the Shaws
first saw publicity In January, when It
was announced that Mr. Shaw had not
only brought suit for JGO.000 against Dar
ling on a charge of alienating the affec
tions ot eighteen-year-old Mrs. Khaw, but
had applied vainly to the United States
authorities for action under the Mann
white slave act.
There were rumors of horsewhipping
and gun plays which were not borne out.
Mrs. Shaw said she had left her husband
because sho did not hnv Mm any more.
Mr. Tjarllnir said verv little.
whCh r(.,,uite(1 ln Rn indictment on Tues
day. Mrs. Shaw does not appear In the
The warrant yesterday was served on
Datllng as he came from his home, 167
West Seventy-second street, whero he
lives with his mother. As he reached the
subway Deputy Sheriff Djyle tapped him
on the shoulder and told him he was
wanted ln Westchester county. Darling
demurred a little, but when Doyle made
a move as If he meant business Darling
said quickly : "Oh, let's not have a sceno."
When Darling was arraigned In court
at White Plains and his ball fixed he called
up Attorney Edward W. Norrls of 42
Broadway. Later It was understood that
Mrs. Darling would go to provide ball.
There was no explanation for the failure
to have him freed during tho day.
"It's all a frameup,'' was Darling's com
ment at White ruins. "ThU man Shaw Is
Shaw and Darling were friends origi
nally and, according to the husband, his
wife left him on New Year's eve. He started
a search and on January 9 learned she
had been at the Gedney Farms Hotel,
White Plains, from December 31 to the 7th
He declared ln tils statement tiled with
his alienation suit that the hotel register
showed tho names of ltlchard Darling, J.
K. Watson and Catherine Shaw. A bell
boy has made an nllldavlt that he fervid
llrlnl;, ,n a room , whlch barling audi
Mr, shaw wer(1 gcutM, uu a n(.nt
DREADS EFFECT OF NO SIGNS.
Realty Man Tell tlitrrmrn 'J.tO.IHIO
Visitor ln Stay Awuj.
The fear that New lork may los
many of Its 250,000 dally visitors If the
big electric rlgns along Broadway ar
prohibited wai, expressed by K. A. Tread
well of the Hoard of Ileal Kstate Brokers
nt nn Alrt.Tti.inilr. h.T.rlriL- In flu. rMv Hill
. .. . .".
ordinance regulating billboard udvertls.
Hugo Hlrsch, In behalf of advertising
companies, said the ordinance meant the
end of the billboard business and would
cause a serious loss to real estate ow ners
who were now able to pay the taxes on
unproductive property by billboard
Others will be beard next Wednesday.
W. B. SPADER KILLS HIMSELF.
I'ornipr .Wtv Vork Ilriktr (miiiiiiI(h
Milrltlr In On tit Ho llnntr.
PrmitiTkii. Ont Anrll 1 . -W 11 Kivulp
fonil.ry a t.inn(.T n , 1;ll NVw y,)rk
liri,,.,.ruKl. rm of Mlirshn s,,ll(,,.r l4 Co
committed suicide nt his residence heru to
night by shooting.
Mr. Spader, who had dwelt in Cobourg
for a year or more, appeared In excellent
health and spirits during tlm day. Late
this ufteinooii he retired to his bedroom,
unilresMd, lay down and hhot himself In
thu bend. A short note was found beside
the body uddressed to a local friend, It
Is said thut the note merely wlshtd the
friend good-by and gavu no reason for the
Mr. Spader, who was 54 years of age, is
leaves a widow and thrco daughters,
all living here. The family Is well known
and popular in Cobourg's American colony.
HooHKSTEit, N, Y April 1. Wlllard B.
Spader camu to Huchester In the late '80s
nnd In 1S90 entered Into a partnership
with C, Henry Amsden, the new Hrm
doing a general brokerage business. In
1S91 he moved to New York and became
n member of the firm of Marshall Spader
,V Co, with ottlces In New York und a
brunch olllce In Itochester.
dissolution of the tlrm Mr. Spader had
been connected with a number of Cana
dian enterprises, living most ot the tlmo
j ,( Cobourg.
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Wlllaid B, iSpndor was n partner In tho
Stock Exchange tlrm of Marshall Spader
Co., which wns put out of business by
the giivertiois of the exchange the day
beforo Christmas, 1908. Tho llrm had
branch olllces In Baltimore, Hot Springs,
Va Chicago mid Philadelphia.
I Mr. Spuder formerly lived at u, Nor
wood avenue, Summit, N, J, His wife
.. Xfluu Pniinv lt.it tlinlf nnil lilu iinh' elill,!
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was a duughter, Ml.s:i Helen. Ho wuu
incniuvr in inuin iiuu.
0AHBLER3 ROBBED OF $4,600.
Five Armid Hnndltn Line Up 25
Men In West 17th Street House.
The "Merchants Club," reputed to bo
a gambling house under the control of
Bfansy ltosenthal and situated In West
Seventeenth street Just off Sixth avenue,
was held up last night, according to the
IVorld, by five armed men, who robbed
twenty-five gamblers and prospective
gamblers of 3,600 In cash und (2,000
worth of Jewelry,
Then they got away. There was not
a complaint to the police.
Even Itosenthal's bank roll of more
than $700 was taken by tho hold-up men.
He was reported later last night as going
about with certain friends who know tho
underworld, trying to get back by pur
chase or otherwise tho rings, pins and
watches that his patrons lost.
STEAMSHIP RATES RAISED.
North German Lloyd Boosts Third
Clnss and Steerage Fares.
Special Cable Deipnteh to Tne Scs.
Berlin, April 1. The North German
Lloyd Line has raised the third class fare
to New York by the steamers Kaiser Wll
helm der Grosse and Gtorge Washington
to 168 marks ($42) and the fare by o, ,ier
steamers of the line to l'.tt maiks
(J39.D0). The steerage faro has ben In
crtosed by 10 marks (12).
TAX C. P. TAFT ART AT $1,000,000.
Itrtiirn of aililit.lMIO.
Cincinnati, April 1. District
Commissioners will put a valuation of
$1,000,000 upon-Charles P. Taft's art col -
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lection. Tho value placed on the col-
lictlon in the personal tax return last
year was $333,000.
The Taft private art gallery Is housed
In the famous Taft home In Pike street,
whero ex-President Taft also lives when
here. It contains paintings, statuary and
rare chinas. A Itembrandt acquired sev -
eral years ago was valued In art circles
flIDI flTDfTTG DTIYUD TMU0
IN FALL FROM TRAPEZE
MiSS Elllt Hltekctt, Daughter of
New York Dentist, Killed
at the Garden.
Miss Klla Hackett, 19 years old, an
expert horsewoman and trapeze per
former with the B.irnum & Balloy
circus, was killed by falling from a
trapeze on which sho was practising re -
volvlng swings after me alteration p
fnrm.inee vesterday. Only a few em
ployees were In the arena of Madison
Square Garden whn the accident hap
pened. For th- past three days during re
hearsals she has been trying to perfect a
thrilling trapeze act. She was so sure
of her strength and agility that sho had
not requested a net under the trapeze.
Her sister. Miss Sarah Harkett, an
nerlallst In the show, and William La
Monte, a wlr walker, were also taking
pa-t In the rehearsal. They had warned
the girl to ue a "mechanic,
word meaning a
It was about
safety rope, but she
o'clock when Miss)
Hackett began her practice on the swlnh'-
Ing train?..'. According to ner sisier, sne j
suddenly let go her hold on the ropes
when standing upright nnd fell GO feet
to the baud platform In the arena. She
was dead when an ambulance arrived
lrm jtellevue Hospital, having sut.i!ncd
.. fr,ietured skull and a broken neck.
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K'S J. r-oriy-tniro sired.
1 iinoWi.tt wiiH r dine n t:ie wo nuns n.a
races una nan no ... "'
tiupeze nets Injhe jhow.
RUDDER LOST; SHIP HELPLESS.
Cutler (.or lo A lit of the llerinnn
Triiseli Nenr lllttlerila.
Noitt'OLK. V.i., April 1. Helpless in c.vn. IllainriU, .Minister .,.' a . i
hlgh sens, with her rudder gone mid eclved a despatch this mori lug fi .mi n.
lenso fog hiding her from passing vis-
sels, thu American oteamer Herman
Krasch was struggling this morning nei.r
lintti.nik und iinneallni: for assistance
when lust In aril tiom. I lie tevenue
cutter Onondaga, went to htr assistance
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which became dltabl-d
in', unded by Capt Mc-
I.IDk IIIKio, n . J
I lc .1, ,.,.,. I l.v fh.. I'tOn., slnlnlilil -
Company nf New' York. She left Poll
land, Me., on March !." for Subine. Pats.
CREW SAVED IN AEROPLANES.
loriieilo llf.lrnjir Goes on
llot-kH -nr Toulon.
rM, it.ua,,-, to Tin Scn.
Tofui.s, April 1. The l'rinch torpedo
destroyer 3 As when escorting a tlotllla of
hydroaeroplane to-d.iy .vent ot. the rocks
off Capo Lardier. Tl" ci"w of the de.
stroyer was saved by the seaplanes, a
feat unique 111 the annals of the sen.
TAFT FOR YALE HONOR PLAN.
Hilt Sj Client .1lnl He I'lliilslied
After I'lti limitlrj.
Nkw IIavkn, April 1. In a statement
to-night ex-President Taft said that he
approved of the honor Hst.iii proposed
for Yale, provided that a punishment Is
Imposed for violations. He lidded.
"Ill effect It Is a request thut the Im
mediate responsibility for the student's
fairness In the examinations bo trans
ferred from tho faculty to the class. I
have not tho slightest objection to this. If
the class as u wlioh lakes tlio reipnnsl.
blllty. This responsibility, howiver,
should Involve an obligation by the class
as a whole lo sceuie tho fallings which
ought tu obtain.
"If, therefore, tho class will stipulate,
ns the class do, s In tlm scientific school
under Its honor h stein, that unfair con
duct b.v any member of the class In the
examination, known tn tho other members
I of the class sliall bo mudo the subject
I of IiinchI gallon mid trial h a class rl-
bunul, v.'lth a repot t of the facts nnd it
recommendation or u penalty, ir any is
ileenieit necessary, n ino neau lur run
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Chief Reports Capture of City
in Message to
FEDERALS IN CANYON
Mexico City Hears of De
feat at Northern
MEXICAN CONGRESS OPENS
Provisional President, Describes
Measures Taken to Re
1'ancho Villa reported to Oen. Car-
j ran74l cariy this morninir that he had
Heports were current last night In
' Mexico city that the Federals had been
, dcfeute( IU Torron nnrt that the city
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hu1 been surrendered to tin- rebels. The
fact that the Huerta Oowrnment failed
, to give out any Information regarding
situation ln the northern city
seemed to lend strength to tho report.
, other rumors, also circulated In the
! Mexican capital, announced a crushing
defeat of the rebels by (Sen. claco.
Pancho Vlllu in a ineuage sent to
Juarez during the afternoon admitted
that tho battle was not yet over, hut
added that his men had taken part of
Torroon and that he expected a definite,
victory before night.
Gen. Huerta yesterday reopened tha
Mexican Congress nnd read a long tate
rr.ent In which only a passing mention
was made to the relations with the
United States. Ho described at length
the new legislation contemplated for tha
division of lands ln Mexico, tlm r3-
, organization of the army, the measure
j taken to avert a financial crisis and the
t progress accomplished In tho campaign
aralnst the rebels. Tho provisional
Piesldent was loudly uln-ered by tha
VILLA SAYS HE HOLDS CITY.
SurtlrlnK IVilernN Surrounded, He
Ht-iinrtn to Cnrrniirn.
I:l 1'ai.o, Tex., April 2 (Thursday 2
A. M.). Venustiano Carranza has Just
rtcclvol a message from Pancho Villa at
' Torreon stulng that th rebels at 10
oMuek P. M. wire ,n possession of prac
tlcilly tan entire city ivitn t.ie federals
who .scaped surrounded b lilt- -is In ti
canyon near town.
T0RRE0S" S FALL RUMORED.
( M-le( fit,
1 1 ears IVdernU
.ipecinl I'ahlt rtetpalrf to In
Mexico CiTr, April 1. Wild rt ports of
(K. fa n( To
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mi ute de-
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, iimi0UIK. a tremendous reli.-l defeat,
thousands killed and wound-d.
' Actual ri"s I rem the front appears
to be uno' talnable, but the Gm eminent'
i failure tn give out any report j n gurdltu:
I th" situation makes a federal revcr&e
stem most prubahle.
Javier do .Moure at San Pedro i tin!;
that he encountered a force of ;,no" r. N'.s
and repulstd tin in, but they renewed ihetr
now ru.inlnff b-tie U 'ie
j capital nnd fugle Pass a -id La-el., tnu
i gap m this side of Sallillo ii iM .g ocn
bridged. All train and wi: sei - 'o be
twien .Mexico city and Tampici h.i tieen
Interrupted, but a force of t.nnu im-ti coiiv
m.mdod by thiee Geuirui.s is :ncvli'g
along the line foi the purpose of rc-lor-ini;
train service and protecting it
I Th V.itloniil I lull n ays at e again thrt at-
I etied ,vlth a shortage of fuel, and this may
ImtIousI- del..y the moveiiunts o.' troops
"'"I'meinh of supp i.s. Hebe!
I ,"11'114 l"'t';d between San ltarlolo
l ' ' '''m'U'o
Is expected shortly.
Tlio rebels attacked Igutla ebterday
nnd the lighting was stili going on last
night, but the libels are believed to h.i'J
wlthdiawii this afternoon.
Telegrams receivid hero to-da from
New Yoili ini'iiimii'ii that the inie-c.st on
tho bonds of the National Italiwayi. ilur
to-day aid amounting to $,loo.nuo will
he paid us a lesult of un iirrangi nien'
with New Yo'k bankers Olllceis of th
National line, however, decline t i.it ih
have no infoinmtlon to that ni 'C
HUERTA SPEAKS IN SENATE.
Only .XI Mil nnd llrlef lleferent'e to
1 . .. In Long Address.
fpetial Ciihte Itttpateh to Tin- Scn.
Mltxn.ti Cm, April 1.- Tlio Me.xlcu.
Congrtss reconveiiid tu-d.i after having
been adjourned since December 9. 19K
President Huerta drove tlirough li-ooi
lined streets to the Senate and was pros
tut during tlm tlrst formalities, mcrkln;
the opening of the session Tin fvcutlvc
ri ud a long 'ii"-siigo, lit the ('inclusion o'
w)u,.i H.l the re resentutlv s chewed and
ConGuuni on bi'cund V v Hottom