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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 116.
THE ARGUS. MONDAY, MARCH 2, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ANARCHIST ASSAILS CHIEF
OF POLICE AN
Nervy Attempt to Kill
Chicago Official in
INTRUDER SHOT DEAD
Bit Not Before He Wounded
Intended Victim and Mem
bers of Household.
D IS KILLED
in all the breweries, including the fore
most companies, went down on Friday
and Saturday to amazingly low rates,
until they could not be sold at any
price. The shrinkage in the nominaj
value of brewing properties is esti
mated at about $250,000,000. The
stocks in the leading companies have
fallen as much as 50 per ceut, some
more than that, .in two days. Natur
ally there is a panic among the brew
ers and they and. the keepers of bars
are sending up a strong outcry against
the bill. Many among the laboring
classes are supporting them, but the
temperance societies I are highly
pleased with the situation.
Chicago, March 2. George M. Ship
py, chief of police, today shot and
killed an anarchist who invaded bis
home, wounded the chief seriously.
shot the official's son, Harry, in the
lung, and severely wounded the family
coachman, James Foley. Foley will
probably recover. The chief was slight
ly stabbed in the hand.
The assailant entered Shippy'shome
while the chief and son were alone in
the room. The man is said to have
given the chief a letter which the lat
ter opened and began to read. Almost
immediately the anarchist drew a re
volver and fired at Harry Shippy. The
boy fell to the floor, and his father
grappled with the assailant. Foley
attracted by the shooting, rushed to
his employer's aid. As the servant en
tered the room the anarchist broke
from the chief's grasp and aimed de
liberately and shot Foley twice. Again
the chief closed with the man and the
latter turned on him with a kuife.
Shippy attempted to grasp the weapon
and received a deep cut on the hand.
The chief "then succeeded reaching his
own revolver and poured .shot after
shot into the would-be assassin's body.
Every bullet took effect, and the an
archist fell to the floor, dead.
The attack on the, chief is believed
to have been inspired by the recent
activity of the Chicago police follow
ing the killing of Rev. Leo Heinrichs",
the Roman Catholic priest who was
shot by an anarchist in Denver while
he was administering the sacrament
to his slayer.
Humor of AYkolriuile Plot,
An importunate office seeker who
encountered Mayor Busse shortly after
the latter's return from the Shippy
home caused a commotion in the city
hall and the occurrance gave rise to
a rumor of a wholesale plot to murder
City officials, but this was soon denied
The identity of the attacker of Shippy
has not yet been established. He was
either an Italian or a Slav about 24
Mennf o Kill Mayor.
Identification of the man who at
tempted to kill Shippy as a member
of a group of anarchists who had been
IS SHOT TO DEATH
Fred Doloh is Killed in Bed at
His Home at Clinton,
YOUNG WIFE IS ARRESTED
Shotrun Discharged Close to Victim.
the Charge Tearing Head
Clinton. Iowa. March 2. Evidences
of one of the most brutal murders in
the history of the city came to light
with the finding of the body of Fred
Dolph, aged 25, at his home on East
street yesterday. A shotgun had been
used to end the man's life, and the as
sassin. creeping upon him as he slept,
had fired the weapon with the muzzle
close to the victim's skull, tearin
away a large part of his head, instan
taneous death ensuing. The murder
evidently was committed in the early
part of Saturday night, neighbors find
ing the body at noon yesterday.
Wife In ArretteI.
The 17-year-old wife of the victim is
accused of the murder. She was ar
rested at the home of a friend, whither
she had gone early Saturday night
She refuses to talk. The Dolphs were
married about a year ago. Pending a
full JnvesaMonxJJoojifir-. and
the grand jury, the young woman will
be held without bail in the Clinton
FIRE AT TAMPA, FLA
Eighteen Blocks of City Burned
With Over Loss of
CIGAR MAKING DISTRICT GONE
New York City Railway Barns Burn
with 750 Surface Cars, Damage
Comes to Aid of Ac
HIS DEATH SUDDEN
Andrew Hamilton, Legislative
Agent for New York Life,
THIRTEEN DIE IN AVALANCHE
Hotel at Mouth of Lochberg Tunnel in
Berne, Switzerland, March 2. An av
alanche descended yesterday near the
village of Xoppen Stein. The enor
mous atmospheric pressure which ac
companied it demolished a hotel at the
mouth of the Lochberg tunnel, killing
13 persons and injuring 15 others. Two
children; who rushed out to give warn
ing of the avalanche were killed.
Among the killed was an American
Tampa, Fla., March 2. Fire yester
day swept eighteen and one-half city
blocks, an area of 55 acres, and rag
ing for more than four hours destroy
ed COS buildings, rendered 1,200 per
sons homeless, caused the loss of
$000,000 and the death of one woman.
The burned section included one
small cigar factory and four large
ones and restaurants, saloons, board
ing houses, and more than 200 dwell
ings occupied by cigarmakers.
All factories carried large stocks of
tobacco and cigars. The area swept
bv fire embraced all that portion of
the city between Twelfth and Michi
gan avenues and Sixteenth and Twen
tieth streets. It originated in the
boarding house ot Antonio Diaz, 1714
Twelfth avenue, and fanned by a
strong wind spread fan shaped, defy
ing the efforts of the fire department,
which was crippled by weak water
pressure, to check it.
People Punic Stricken.
Thrown into a panic, the people
rushed from their houses, attempting
to save but little of their belongings.
A Cuban woman dropped dead from
the shock, her body being rescued
from the burning house with difficulty.
Fire Chief Savage was overcome by
heat and smoke early in the fire, but
recovered later. The hotels and cafes
of Peres and Castro and Maximo Ca-
ras were destroyed. The car barns of
the Tampa Electric company, contain-!
ing 20 cars, was endangered, and ow-
ing to the destruction of the trolley
wires cars could not be moved. The
fire finally burned itself out at the ex
treme northeastern section of the city.
$2,rOO.noo Fire In Gotham.
New York, March 2. Two fires that
brought out all the fire apparatus in
the upper section of the city and rag
ed in lively, fashion from midnight un
til dawn yesterday, burned down the
car barns of the New York City Rail-
'iVay .gojimj'iy n Rwi"" in
Harlem and the paint factory 'of George
W. Grote & Co., only a few blocks dis
tant. There were 740 surface cars burned
in the destruction of the barns and the
loss to the company is estimated at
$2,500,000. ; The loss on the paint fac
tory is given as $125,000.
It was the railway company's second
serious fire within a year, the former
blaze having destroyed the Madison
avenue car barns.
LETTERS MADE PUBLIC
Declares Devotion, to Duty at
Post at Shanghai Brought
Washington, March 2. Judge Leb
bens R. Wilfley, who was senf to
Shanghai for the express purpose of
reversing the lax administration of jus
tice in the American quarter, and
against whom charges have been filed
in the house as a basis for impeach
ment proceedings. Is " vindicated by
President Roosevelt and Secretary
Root in correspondence made public
Wan Too tlrni.
Both officials say Wilfley was at
tacked solely becausefjof his fearless
ness and integrity ani is entitled to
commendation and high, credit for his
conduct In office, and that the charges
against him should be dismissed.
LONG IN FAILING HEALTH
Never Recovered from Effect of the
Disclosures of Recent Insurance
FIRST SESSION OF THE I. C.
STOCKHOLDERS IS SHORT
ALLISON IS FREE
Michigan Jean Valjean Arrest
ed Here Finally Leaves
WIFE WAITING TO WELCOME
Fellow Prisoners Make Up Purse
$30 Close of a Most Inter
Albany, N. Y.. March 2. Andrew
Hamilton, who was one of the princi
pal figures in the New Yorkjinsurarice
investigation three years ago, was
found dead in bed at his home on
Thurlow terrace yesterday. Mr. Ham
ilton had failed In health ever since
the insurance inquiry, and after the
death of his wife several months since
his decline was more noticeable than
ever to his friends.
Saturday evening he left the Albany
club shortly after 8 o'clock with
George C. Hawley, the brewer, being
taken to his home in Mr. Hawley's
auto. Mr. Hamilton, had been inaui
ging in reminiscences with John A.
Stephens, Senator David B. Hill's law
partner, they having been students to
gether in the law office of the late
Jacob H. Clute when he was county
Body nan Cold.
About 10:30 yesterday morning he
made no response when called for
breakfast, and then it was discovered
that his body was cold. Medical aid
was summoned, but Mr. Hamilton was
beyond earthly assistance.
Several years ' ago Mr. Hamilton
had a critical illness and was pro
nounced dead by two physicians.' Dr.
Theodore Bailey saw some condition
which led him . to believe that life
was not extinct, and the three physi
cians resuscitated him. His death was
due to dilation of the heart, while his
nearness to death before was. attribu
ted to heart failure.
Acted an t.eRMlative Agent.
During the investigation of the in
surance scandals involving graft in the
New York Life and other companies.
Mr. Hamilton was wanted to explain
before- the legislative committee the
use of the $1,300,000 legislative fund
of the New York Life. He became
head of the company's bureau of legis
lation and taxation in 1892, .and for
engineer named Mervart. who was in-
holding regular meetings in the Ghetto I stalling American machinery to be
district on the west side of the city,
was obtained by two detectives. A
friend of the police who attends the
meeting in order to gather information
recognized the body. He told the au
thorities the man had been selected
by lot to kill Chief Shippy and also
Uelleved He Had PolNon.
A box of lozenges found on the body
of the slain anarchist bore the name of
the Trowbridge Confectionery com
pany of Meadville, Pa. The candy in
the box was sent to a chemist to be
examined for traces of poison. The
police believe the assassin had provid
ed himself with it as a possible means
May Bar AU Meeting.
It is reported Mayor Busse is about
to issue an order prohibiting all street
meetings in the city, including those
of a religious as well as political char
acter, it being asserted inflammatory
speeches are often made at gatherings
held on street corners under guise .of
WAS IT WARSHIPS
OR ONLY MIRAGE?
used for tunneling.
FRENCH LOSE MEN BUT WIN
Beat Tribesmen in Morocco in Battle
Lasting All Day.
Paris, March 2. Advices received
yesterday from General d'Amade, com
mander of the French forces in Mor
occo, report another furious fight with
the Madakra tribesmen which lasted
all day, the French losing 11 men
killed and CO wounded. Tribesmen,
mounted and on foot, 'kept the French
troops at bay throughout the day. At
one time the French cavalry was sur
rounded by the enemy, but the troop
ers succedded in cutting their way
out. The Madakras were finally beat
Ceremonies for Portuguese Rulers.
Rome, March 2. In the Hall of
Beatifications today a great funeral
ceremony was held for the repose of
the souls of the late King Carlos of
Portugal and Crown Prince Luiz, as
sassinattd on the streets of Lisbon
TO LET JAPAN'S SHIP GO FREE
Tatsu Maru, seized by Chinese Cruis
ers, Will be Released.
Pekin, March 2. It is announced
that the Chinese government will sur
render the Japanese steamer Tatsu
Maru, which, was seized Feb. 7 by the
Chinese customs cruisers outside of
Maoao, while unloading a large con
signment of rifles and ammunition, the
riflles numbering several thousand. It
was originally cnarged that an attempt
was being m'ade to bring war supplies
into China for revolutionists.
English Premier in Relapse.
London, March 2. Sir Henry Camp-
bell-Bannerman, the prime minister.
has suffered a relapse as a result of
seeing people and transacting business
on Saturday. The attending physicians
consider that the weakness of the
heart is the most serious factor in the
premier's illness. He will go to the
continent as soon as he is strong
enough, and it is unlikely that he will
reappear in parliament this session
All exertion and excitement particular.
ly are forbidden.
Honolulu Disturbed by Report
Vessels Had Been Seen in
Honolulu, March 2. Concerning the
reported presence of four supposed
warships off Oahu Saturday night,
nothing has been learned and it is
now believed that the report arose out
of the existence of a mirage or pe
culiar cloud effect.
LICENSE BILL HITS STOCKS
Pritish Brewery Values Take Tumble
as Result of Proposed Law.
London, March 2. Seldom has" the
premise of legislation worked such
havoc with trade as has the licensing
bilt with the brewing Interests. Stocks
Bryan, III, Hurrying Home.
Memphis, Tenn., March 2. Suffer
ing with a sever cold and what he
termed a "busting" headache. W. J.
Bryan announced here last night that
he would make a bee line for his home
in Lincoln, cancelling dates in St.
Louis for today.
Japs on Texas 'Rice Lands.
"I have leased my ricjj farm iiv Texas
to a Jap," remarked T. M. Walker of
Des Moines, la., recently. "There Is
some local feeling because the Japs
are taking the rice lands thereabout
But I can see no reason for refusing
to accept his offer, inasmuch as the
Japs can raise twice as much rice
with the same cost as our people can.
iney understand rice culture as no
American does. This particular Jap
is young and rich and comes with am
ple resources to do business. I under
stand that'as rapidly as they can-secure
leases or can purchase the Jap3
are taking the rice lands."
ed. This appropriation has been rec
ommended by the national board of
promotion of rifle practice and the
board of directors .of the National
Rifle association, and has received en
dorsement of the National Guard as
sociation of the United States. Gen
eral James A. Drain and General
George W. Wingate will probably pre
sent the matter to the committee. Gen
eral Drain being president of the Na
tional Rifle association, a member of
the national board and chairman of
the committee on legislation of the
National Guard association, and Gen
eral Wingate being known as the
"father of rifle practice."
DODGE THE NORTH?
Reported Part of the New York-to-Paris
Racers Plan a Rad
GO ACROSS THE PACIFIC
Propose - Saving Several Thousand
Miles by Ocean Trip Direct to
Steamer Ashore Near New York.
rxew York. March 2 Th tmw
York & Porto Rfeo Steamship company
received a wireless message today an
nouncing its passenger steamer Coa-
mo is ashore somewhere on the coast
in the vicinity of New York, but the
message did not disclose the exact lo
Later wireless dispatches 6tated the
Jackson, Mich., MajciTTJ. John H.
Allison, Michigan's Jean Valjean, walk
ed out of the Jackson prison yester
day morning a free man1. At the pris
on gate his vife and baby met him
and he gathered them both into his
arms, murmuring tenderest words of
endearment and gratitude gratitude
for the faithfulness of the little woman
who had stood by him so pluckily and
whose constant appeals in his behalf
at last brought him a conditional par
Allison's wife led him to the home,
just a Diock away irom the prison
walls", where she established herself
soon after he was .returned to prison
and where she has remained all these
weary months of his incarceration.
When an interviewer came in shortly
after, Allison was sitting in the cozy
little room, his face radiant with hap
piness. On his lap sat his daughter
Laura, two years old, her chubby arms
around his neck, pressing kisses on his
face every moment. Near them sat
Mrs. Allison, the happiest woman in
Bent Wife In World.
"Haven't I got the grandest little
wife in the world?" he asked. '"If it
hadn't been for her, John Allison
would still be doing time. I owe her
more than I can ever repay."
He said that before his release his
fellow-prisoners made up a purse of
$30 for him from money they had
earned, a few cents a day working la
Allison was arrested seven years
ago for bank robbery and sent to Jack
son prison. He escaped three years
ago. When he was rearrested eight
months ago in Moline, 111., he was
married, had a baby and was living
an upright, honorable life.
nearly all of the $l,30e.OflSaedidiyj;
Marshalltown, Iowa, March 2. The
American car in the New York to
Paris automobile contest reached here
at 11:10 today and left half an hour
May Never bo North.
Chicago, March 2. Alaska and Si
beria will probaoly never see the con
testants in the automobile race from
New York to Paris. At least there is
every indication that three of the
teams in the grind will fight shy of
the frozen north in their attempt to
circle the earth. An ocean voyage
from San Francisco to Yokohama, to
be followed by a railroad jaunt through
Japan, with another brief cruise, may
be the course of the Italian Zust,
Thomas and Moto Bloc teams, accord
ing to M. H. Hanley, who is accom
panying the tourists.
Committee Unable to Sub
mit a Report Upon .
INJUNCTION IS DENIED
Judge Bill Declines to Inter
fere With Voting of Stock
H ;ld by Union Pacific.
him between that year and 190o he
rendered practically no accounting.
He had general supervision of legisla
tion affecting the New York Life in
the United States and Canada.
W?hen the insurance scandal reached
its climax Mr. Hamilton went to Eur
ope for rest and on account of an in
sidious nervous disease. While abroad
he was bitterly assailed and criticised
by his enemies at home, Tvho insisted
that he was to blame for much of the
administration policy of the New York
DIES AT LIVERPOOL
Son of Former Postmaster General
and Proprietor of Philadelphia
GRANITE WORKERS ARE IDLE
More Than 5,000 in New England
States Affected by Disagreement,
Boston, Mass., March 2. More than
5,000 granite cutters, quarrymen and
others employed in the granite indus
vessel went ashore in a heavy foe on trv and in the surrounding centers of
iong i&iana, 20 miles east of Sandy i Barre. Vt. Montnelier, Vt, and Wes
Hook. .The lift station has sent a boat ; terlr. It. I... were affected by the sus-
but as the wind Is light and the beach pension of work today, due to the
sanay u is believed the
are in no immediate danger,
faihjre by the unions and manufactur
ers to agree on a wage scale.
LOCAL OPTION IS PROHIBITION, SAYS
NEW YORK FEDERATION RESOLUTION
New York, March 2. Opposition in
New York state is the most recently
proposed participation in the move
ment against the liquor traffic. The
Central Federation union yesterday
adopted resolutions against the local
option bills now before the legislature,
declaring the bills, In the event of their
passage, to mean prohibition. The
federation's resolution asserts local op
tion or prohibition would throw hun
dreds of thousands of .people out of
work. It was decided to send copies
of the resolutions to every labor organ
ization throughout the state and Gov
ernor Hughes and. the board of alder-
teen.. , , ' " ... . .
Chicago, March 2. The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the
Illinois Central railroad adjourned
after a 15 minute session until 2 to
morrow. Inability of the proxy com
mittee to present a complete report
caused the action.
Denlea the retition.
t Chicago. March 2. Judge Ball this
morning denied the petition of H. W.
Leman for an injunction restraining
the voting of 281,231 shares of stock
held by the Union Pacific railroad and
Railroad Securities company at the an
nual meeting of the Illinois Central
which opened at noon today.
Not of II Ih Ioiuc.
Chicago, March 2. Stuyvesant Fish
arrived in Chicago yesterday to attend
the annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Illinois Central railroad com
pany to be held today. William Nel
son .Cromwell, .representing the Inter-
ests of Mr. Harriman, also reached tae
When asked about the suit brought
by Henry W. Leman on Saturday to
restrain the voting of the stock which
was the subject of the previous in
junction suit in Judge Ball's court,
Mr. Fish said that he was in no way
irterested in it.
Liverpool, March 2. Thomas B.
Wanamaker of Philadelphia, son ol
former Postmaster General John Wan
amaker, died suddenly at a hotel here
today. Wanamaker arrived here
Thursday from Egypt where he had
been traveling with his, mother in
search of health.
Philadelphia, March 2. Thomas B.
Wanamaker had long been a sufferer
from rheumatic gout, complicated with
other ailments. Last year he sailed
for Egypt in search of health. He was
born in this city and was 48 years old,
and was interested in many enter
prises. He was the proprietor of the
Philadelphia North. American. He
leaves a widow and two young sons.
Oliver, Plow Maker, Dead.
South Bend, Ind., March 2. James
Oliver, the millionaire plow manufac
turer, died this morning.
ASKS CONGRESS FOR $100,-
000 TO AID RIFLE PRACTICE
Official Effort Being Made at Wash
ington to Interest Public School
Washington,--March 2. Efforts 'to in
terest the school boys In rifle practice
'are meeting with considerable success
throughout the country, although the
work will not be fairly inaugurated
until provision is made for Its support
through vthe war department. General
Robert Shaw Oliver, assistant secre
tary of , war and president of the na
tional board for promotion of , rifle
practice, has recommended that a pro
vision for $100,000 be embodied in the
army appropriation bill for the promo
tion of rifle practice in public schools,
colleges, universities and civilian clubs.
including the cost of arms, ammuni
tion, prizes, and other Incidentals.
Under this appropriation indoor and
The change In route has been sug
gested owing to the delay experienced
by the racers in crossing the "track
less wastes" of Indiana. So much
time has been lost on the early stages
of the rim that the drivers of three
cars favor the idea of eliminating the
Bering strait line from the jaunt. The
French De Dion team is opposed to
the change in route, and St. Chaffray
declares he will go around the original
Would Save 6.0OO Mile.
By making a voyage from San Fran
cisco to Yokohama, connecting by rail
with Ojiura, and tnen motoring across
Siberia to Irkutsk, Hanley figures that
the contestants would save over C.000
miles of touring. The original route
called for an ocean trip from San Fran
cisco to Seattle and Valdez, with a
subsequent chase along the Yukon to
Nome, then over to the Cape Prince
of Wales and by boat across the Ber
ing strait to Siberia..- From East cape,
the first point -on the Siberian shore,
the cars were to have traveled almost
5,000 miles to Irkutsk.
American Car Dreakn Down.
The American car broke down at
Belle Plaine, east of Marshalltown, and
put up there for the night. The French
De. Dion left Clinton, Iowa, at 3:30
o'clock after a brief halt to change
pilots, and the Italian Zust passed
through the same city at 4:08 o'clock,
making a stop of five minutes. Owin
to the heavy condition of the Indiana
roads the French Moto Bloc and the
German Protos didn't advance far dur
ing the day. They were last sighted
at Rolling Prairie and may reach Chi
Studebnker Going Fnnt.
The Studebaker car bearing the mil
itary message from New York to Fort
Leavenworth, Kan., left Omaha at
o'clock last night after a stop of three
hours for repairs. -
Elliott Evans, secretary of the E, R
Thomas Motor company, yesterday re
plied to the protest of the Italian team
against the action of the Americans In
stabling their car for repairs' at Buf
falo and for towing the machine
through the Indiana roads. Evans says
the only alterations on the car was in
replacing the gasoline tank of larger
dimensions, taking off the bucket seats
in the rear and also removing the
fenders. The Thomas people deny the
allegation that their entrant was tow
ed by a trolley car. -
c AT INSTALLATION
Ceremonies Conducted by Local
Knights of Columbus at Mus
A large delegation of Knights of Co
lumbus from the tri-cities went to
Muscatine yesterday morning on the
pecial train over the Rock Island to
attend the ceremonies incident to the
installation of a new council of the
order at Muscatine. Thirty-four mem
bers went from Rock Island and a to
tal of 1G5 from the three cities. A few
came to Davenport on the L & I. from
Clinton and boarded the special. The
ceremonies at Muscatine consisted of
the institution of the new order, which
bears the name of Laurent council and
has 51 members, and the holding of a
banquet and program In the evening.
The train returned at 2 o'clock.
outdoor competitions would be provid- are all for Taft.
Taft Given Maryland Votes.
Baltimore. Md.. March 2. An in
structed Taft delegation from Mary
land to Chicago is now assured by the
republican primaries to be held in the
Third and Fourth, congressional dis
tricts. Attorney General Bonaparte,
Internal Revenue Collector Goldsbor
ough, Congressman Pearre and Chair
man Parran. of the state committee,
SUNDAY Y. M. C. A. MEETINGS
Large Numbers Hear Addresses and
View Moving Pictures.
The Y. M. C. A. authorities were
;ain pleased by the large attendances
at the meetings held yesterday after-1
noon. There were 105 men present
to hear Rev. F. E. Shult. who dis
cussed the prohibition question. Two
selections were rendered by a double
quartet consisting of W. Karr, N. P.
Tucker. W. E. Caulpetzer, C. A. Hoge,
E. L. Philbrook, John Hazard, Robert
Cloudas and Arthur , Jonassen. The
boys were divided. Rev. J. L. Vance
talking to the older boys and Harry
Shiffer and Clifford Kane being in the
charge of the smaller boys. Thers
were 150 boys present. The moving
views of African river scenes which
were shown were especially good.
George O. Morris showed the pictures.
Rev. Mr. Haney of Moline will be the
speaker at the next men's meeting.
WILL NOT SHOW IN THIS CITY
Tri-City Fanciers', Next Exhibition in
Davenport as Usual. '
The next show of the Tri-City Fan
ciers association will not be held In
Rock Island, as had been hoped, the
organization at a meeting in Davenport
having decided to hold it at the Arm
ory in that city, where past exhibitions
have been held. The date will "be Nov.
23-28 inclusive. Messrs. McCord and
Shellabarger of West Liberty, Iowa,
were selected as two of the judges.
It was also decided to have an auction
of the stock that is for sale at the close
of the show. "
Physician Stricken on Visit.
Springfield, 111., March 2. Dr. James
W. Dalby of Cedar Rapids, Iowa,' was
stricken yesterday while paying a visit
to a relative in this city. He is crit
ically ill and is supposed to be suffe
ing from a clot on the brain.