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"BRIDGE" WEBBER, CHIEF BECKER WITNESS,
SUDDENLY VANISHES FROM HIS JERSEY HOME
"The Lady Doc"
Western Story of Thrills
Next Week's Complete Navei
PRICE ONE CENT.
DEMAND MADE ON HUERTA j
FOR PUNISHMENT OF MEN j
10 HANGED AMERICAN
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UHbon Tikes Quick Action
Aflar Cabinet Confers on Mur
kier of Vergara. by Federals.
.HOVE IN BENTON CASE.
Villa Terms for Examination of
Body at Chihuahua Are
Accepted by Bryan.
WASHINGTON, Feb. f.7. Secie- j
tary Bryan announced lata to-day
Uwt a demand for the punishment of !
those responsible for the killing nf i
(Uemente Vergara had been sent br
the UnUed Btatei to the Hutrta Gov
ernment. The demand on Huerta
was made after President Wilson and
Ms -Cabinet bad discussed In detail
the murder of Vergara, who trail
feanged by a band of Mexloan Kede
rals nasi' Hidalgo, Mexico, severe I
days ago. I
Vergara lived In Texaa. bttl had
property In Mexico. This a raided
by the band who later appeared OB
the border line and railed to Ver- ,
gara to cross, Into Mexico und lie
would be paid for his looses. Friends
of the American cautioned him j
against going, but he did not heed
He had gone but a short distance j
when he was struck down and then j
hanged to a tree. H body was left
swinging from a bough for two or
OM days.
The people of Laredo. Tex., took
up ine in n 1 1 ' i nuu . v.v.. ......
State Inquiry revealed the facts 1
stated. None of the murderers has
boon caught.
The Cabinet discussed practically
nothing else than Mexloan affairs,
despatches being read from Consul
1 et cher oaylng tlen. Villa would give
permission for a complete medical ex
amination of the body of William H.
Benton, the slain British subject, at
Chihuahua.
ACCEPT TERMS OF VILLA ON
OBNTON'O OODV.
While the Benton incident eras dis
cussed In great detail, members of the
Cabinet were particularly concerned
ovor the banging of Vergara. That
act, they believed, had shocked tho
American people and should not go
unpunished. Prompt steps wore
aooordlngl- taken to Impress
tho Huerta government of tho
fitting of the United States in the
matter particularly after repeated
aasuranoes had been given by the
fwSerala that Vergara would not be
harmed.
o far as could bs learned the Cab
inet woo not Inclined to condone the
klHlng of Benton, but In dlacuselng
onalblUty for ths act, some mora-
were Inclined to think Benton
. . . I .l I k.. raat In nln Into
, . oafc nf m mill for v rnmnunillr.
OllO WMV.. " -
I 1 1 1 m u and entorlna- Into an argument
with him.
final judgment was not reached by
(ho Cabinet as to the merits of the
Benton case but It was apparent thst
rigorous stop to procure the body
for iifoj widow would be continued.
Consul Uetcher telegraphed Secre
tary Bryan to-day that Villa would
permit two Americans, two lliitlah
ooooresentatlves and two members of
tho family of William 8. Denton to
vew tho body of the dead ranchman.
Consul Letcher uIho reported that
Villa would permit two pbysl-
i to accompany the American and
' tsjritlsh representatives and members
of tho Benton family and that he
wauld furnish transportation and ac
ejnmodatlons for all of them.
Pec rotary Bryan said Just before
catering tho Cabinet meeting that
Consul Listener's despatches also con
nnsd previous Information Hut
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Bill Nervy Little Fox Terrier to j
the Rescue Rhino Had
a Hangover.
"Old Smiles,' the Central Park
rhinoceros, iJas nffeeted by- the cold
spell Inst Wednesday end Keeper Bill
Bnydrr rolled a half dozen blanksts
mound her. She was rtll! chilly yes
terday and two quarts of whiskey
were poured down her throat. To
day she uppe.irod to bp free of the
chills but there was a queer look In
her eyes.
Hnyder entered the cage this after
noon to remove the nlankets. Ilurdly
had he entered when "Old Hnillos"
charged straight at hint, her hnout
lowered almost to tbS ground.
BUI was taken aback for a second,
but dodged out of ttie way Just In
time an i the animal charged past
htm
Then commenced a thrilling chase
around Inside the bars of the circular
cage, "Old Smiles" at Snyder's heels.
Bill kept running, for If he stopped It
meant death. He shouted to Keeper
Hurton, who was nearby.
Hurton called his email fox terrier,
Daisy, he pushed the dog through the
bars of the cage and yellad:
"Sic "or, Daisy! Sic 'er, Daisy!"
Daisy snapped at the heels of the
enraged rhino and barked, while Hur
ton shouted.
"Old Smiles" stopped for just about
one second to glare in contempt at
the Impudent fox terrier, but It was
long enough to enable Snyder to
scramble up a ladder to a beam
stretching across the upper part of
the csge. He straddled the beam and
made his getaway aa ths rhinoceros
snorted In anger.
"Gee!" said Bill. "That whiskey
must have toched the spot. She acts
Uko a human with a hangover."
Ti
HENNESSY SWEARS
Sulzer Wanted . Five Men to
Furnish Funds for Hunting
Highway Graft.
The Osborne Inquiry Into highway
graft was resumed this afternoon In
the City Hull with lohn A. Hen
nessy on the Ktand. Henry A. ftiiblno
who withdrew all his serious charges
against Hcnnnstiy yesterday cross
exumtned tlennessy this afternoon In
his capacity as counsel for ths Wnr-ner-Qulnlan
Asphalt Company.
Henessy said that fieorge W. I'ei
klns promised to fliianie one-lift li
of the expense o'' the Investigation
of the Kt Hie rood Oov. y,jlonr -U4
, not think the scheme a good one,
: because he wanted more than Ave
' men to finance tbi scheme nf Inves
tigation I'erkilis gave no irione .
.lacoli II. Hrhlff, Hennessy Midi
, contrlbulfil tl.Ooo towards the eg.
i penres and Joseph Murphy of Troy,
gave up IK, 000. Hennessy said be
know Oo would not bo able to got
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MAYOR SAYS: PRAY
FOR SUN AND RAIN
TO RID US OF SNOW!
Stree' Cleaning Commissioner!
Fetherston Badly Crippled
I by Weather Conditions.
LITTLE WORK YET DONE.
0nly , Mmion Cubic Yards
Moved and Near,y lhree
Millions Litter the Streets.
The efflrncy of prayer to aid In tho
clearing of the snow and filth from
tho city's streets was urged before
tho Board of Estimate this afternoon
by Street Cleaning Commissioner
Fetherston and ably backed by May
or Mitchel.
"We are praying for rain," said
the Commissioner, "and we ara pray- ,
Ins; hard for It. Wo want rain aad
sunshine lots of both. Ono day of
suu and rein aad the groat problem
of snow removal will be solved.
"And up to date," asked the Mayor,
"you have not received any natural
assistance In getting rid of tho snow?
That is, the natural conditions of
fleeting and continued cold have
tended to make your work difficult
Instead of easier?"
"That Is true," said Fetherston.
"We have had absolutely no help,
only nature's hindrances."
MAYOR BELIEVES IN THE
EFFICACY OF PRAYER.
"Well," said the Mayor, "I cer
tainly believe In the efficacy of prayer,
so keep on praying. Commissioner
Fetherston and the Board of Estimate
will Join you. The people of New
York ought to Join you. It's a good
cause."
The Commissioner was before the
board to ask for money to carry on
his work. He was allowed $61,000.
The Commissioner said that for thir
teen days' work since tho storm 1900,
000 has been spent for snow removal.
The total amount of snow contracted
to be removed, which amount In
cludes what has been carted away
and Is yet to be carted away, Is 4,
700,000 cubic yards.
The $5(1,000 Is to pay for tho snow
thus far removed. This represents a
removal of 1,000,000 cubic yards,
which leaves 4,100,000 cubic yards still
to be removed. It will cost approxi
mately 12,700,000 to clean up Man-
I battan and the Bronx on this ootl
I mate
i ne .-Mi-eei-v leaning ornmissioncr
said he attempted' to send out hose
gangs to-day, men who would flush
the snow Into the sewers. But the
temperature was still too low. With
the help of his prayers, the Commis
sioner added, he hoped to send hose
men out to-morrow. The flushing of
snow Into the sewers will entail an
extra cost to the city later on flush
ing out the sewers of the dirt de
posits carried In with the snow.
BURIED UNDER TRAIN WRECK.
Kite Men Helleved lilll.il In VIII-
nmikrr Hallruad Hinaali.
MII.WAI'KKE. Feb. 27. Five men are
believed to be dead under h niouiitnln
of wrecked frn'ght eurs In the centre
of this city. A broken flange rolled
thirty-seven csrs of a Nortbweotern
freight trnln down a steep embankment
Krank Hnwan and A. J Stewart, In
Juted, huve been taken out Others are
I known to he burled, but whether they
i are dead l unknown.
The train crew escaped without In
I Jury. The man not located are houorx.
pp.
POSTMASTER-GENERAL WINS.
S MU0 nrfcau Rll! itBMd lu Ca)k
lllm on Parrel Pnsl.
WASIllXflTON. Keb. 17 Amend
mMtl to II.. Ioot-')fflce bill to strip
roslniasti-r-iiegeral of power to lower
rata, and alter regulations nf the par
esl post were thrown nut by the Hen
ate to-day. 3'J to 14.
World Want Work Woroltn.
YORK, FRIDAY,
"Ten Million Dollar Widow"
Who Gets Absolute Divorce
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FEDERALS WON T TELL
NAMES OF PLAYERS,
AS THEY PROMISED
jilmore and Partners Decide to
Wait Until Giants and White
Sox Return.
.CHICAGO, Feb. 17. Federal League
magnates gathered here to-day for
their meeting to-morrow, at which
Important business Is expected to
come up President OllmorO, who
has returned from Murrain, said,
however, that no complete, roster of
the league's ball players wnuhl be
, given out then, the magnates huvlng
I concluded to announce thorn team by
team.
' Home of the teams are still nego
tiating with players whose names
they wish In the roster when It Is
published, and they are anslous to
wait. In this ronniwtl.m president
Wceghrnan of tho Chicago dug hint
ed that he was averse, to nuinlng hla
players unt:i ho had met the world's
tourists on their urrn.il at New York.
The Federal Iaguers, It is under
stood, urn confident that some of their
offers to the tourists, among them
Speaker, Crawford, Wlngo und Hoc.
Ian. will not go unheeded.
l.airy Hchlafly, manager nf the
liuffulo Federals, und Will Hradley,
who was In hasc been Ptltiajjfr of
Toronto, were among the arrivals to
duy. Hradley sin ne J lo play for the
league und has HOI been assigned to
any team.
STEAMSHIP?DUE TO-DAY.
Oergentf jord, Oergen S A. M.
Frod. VIII., Christianssnd. . 9 A.M.
Zsosps, Ssnts Msrts 10 A.M.
Csaoranaa, Havana 11 A. M.
Etonian, Antwerp 12 M.
for oacino mo paoo is.
FEBRUARY 27,
'MAW OTAA.
TAFT AT WHITE HOUSE
IS ENTERTAINED AT
LUNCH BY WILSON
Fisst Time a President and Ex
President Have Met at Such
a Function in Years.
WASHINCiTON. Feb. 27. Forme!
President William Howard Tuft, who
was In the city on' business to-day,
was the luncheon guest of President
and Mrs. Wilson. This was tho first
time slnco the Harrison Administra
tion that u President ana nis pre
decessor in offlc-e dined together In
the White llousn, although former
Preslilent Itoosevelt visited Tart at
Heverly when tho latter was Presi
dent After the luncheon ex-President
Taft appeared 1efoie the House Ju
diciary Commltts and spoke against
the recall of Federal Judges and Ju
dicial decisions.
"Until would tend to break dowc
the courts," he suld, appeuring as
I 'r.sl.lent of the American Hsr As
sociation In support of a bill to re
form ami almpllffy court practices
and rules.
Ljfa tenure of the Judiciary was
praised by the cx-i-resnieni. lie oe-
Ir.rell against elei tlon or judges hut
held that Impeai hninnl investigations
nf Congress serve a vaunting pur
pose. "Let the judges know they are un
ler wateh and that Impeachment Is
i real Ihlng and not scarecrow," he
.ommented
The former Preslilent was given a
cordial roooptloB bi both Damoorata
,n. I Republicans, lie "joshed" many
old friends
"Are you sto)l kissiuv babies In your
UStnoi csnipoia no . i to .iNKwi itep
resentatlve Ktnkaid of Nebraska.
"I've be. n called everything eguepi
.... .I......I ' S hu I, ,1.1 n fro, 11, 1 urlin ,-,.11. .1
him "Mr. Presldenl.'
"Mince retting Into raspcctahle busi
ness ITo never been so happy la my
Ufa," ha JoaiagOy sOaarvad to OfsttOOA
litem
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Connecticut Court Awards Her
a Decree on the Grounds
of Desertion.
NO ALIMONY ASKED.
Husband, Once a Millionaire,
Won Her From Scores of
Foreign Noblemen.
PUTNAM. Conn.. Fob. 17.
Philip Van Va'kenburg was granted
a divorce from her husband on
grounds of desertion by Judge H. A.
Bhumway In tho Superior Court
hearing bora to-day. The action was
unoon tested. No alimony was asked.
Ths suit was filed last April while
Mrs. Tan Valkonburg was a rostdeat
j nnrnnoL Mho Mm. from Krone
about tfta middle of too month for
tho trial aad It Is aaM expects to ra
turn Lbs re shortly.
Philip Fan Valksnberg, whoaa wife
divorced him to-day In Connecticut.
Is a member of ono of tho oldest
Now York families and although,
subsequent to tho beginning of tho
divorce action, ho waa declared a
bankrupt In a Connecticut court, ho
waa reputed to be worth several mil
lion dollars.
Tho Van Vaikenburgs were mar
ried on Nov. n, ISO. Mrs. Van
Valkonburg waa at that time known
as tho "110,000,000 Widow." She had
boon tho wife of William Hayoa
Chapman who died In 1107, leaving
an Immense fortune.
Mrs. Van Valkenburg, young, beau
tiful and Usurious In her tastes and
habits, became a marked publlo fig
ure In Now York and In Europe. Oho
has said that she spent IIOO.OOO a year
on "the barest necessities." In Eu
rope and In this country aa woll she
was pursued by a shoal of foreign
noblemen of all degrees.
In iso she met Van Valken mrg on
a ship bound from Cherbourg to Now
York. On their arrival here, Van Val
kenburg, who waa than fifty-five
years old, proposed marriage, but tho
widow waa shy. She acoepted him at
dinner one evening and they were
married at Oroonwioh, Conn., at 11
o'clock that night.
The mateh was unhappy front the
start. Mrs. Van Valkenburg said she
found that her wealthy husband ras
penurious. They separated In a few
months. Then she brought an action
for divorce and had to chase her hus
band all over the Continent to servo
the papers.
sag
DELANEY ATTACKS
METHODS OF WHITMAN
Says He Should Not Permit Sulzer
to Make Charges Without
Corroborating Kvidence.
Al.flANY, N. Y , Teh. 7 Commis
sioner John H Delsney of the Da
partmnnt of Kfflclsnny and Fconomy
I to-day criticised District-Attorney
I Whitman eharply fo, his method of
' conducting the John Doe proceed -I
logs Mr. Pelaney, whose name was
I mentioned yesterday by William Hul
I ser at the Ulstrlet-Attorney's bear
ing its a "go-between" for Churlea
! F Murphy, says It Is an unjust use
I of power for Mr. Whitman to permit
Mr. Huizcr to make his statement
! without corroborating evidence. He
I slsil denied tilt" I I1UI a.
"If IJIstrlct-A'torney Whitman had
ileatred to fulfil I the plain duty of Ills
I nasi Judicial oilier," Mr. Heianey
said, "he would have compelled Mr.
Holier lo produce corroborative j,v
rience befoie permitting him to at
tack the OharaAtOf of any person. II
Is no recompense to me to have the
opportunity "tay.uJi-.'f ZUf!
V7 aMlMV Uc
rtunlty of going on tho witness
BVOR
GRAN1ED
VAN VALKENBURG'S
10.000.000 WIF
JL EDITION .
to At!."
"BRIDGIE WEBBER
FLEES WHEN HE HEARS
OE BECKER DECISION
Informer Who
Rosenthal's Assassins Suddenly
Disappears From His Box
Factory in Passaic.
BECKER DECLARES HE IS
THROUGH WITH POLICE
Whitman Hopes to
Case Schepps s Status as WJtncss
Puzzling District-AtUrfnfty.
efforts to find Bridgfe" Webber, one of tie diief
the prosecution In the first trial of Charles Becker far the murder of
Herman Rosenthal, resulted in the discovery to-aay flat Webber secretly
left his home in Passaic, H. J., last night for ports oiiimon Webber
wife boarded an Erie train for Jersey
Passaic at 12.33 o'clock to-day but
departure.
Webber has been at odds with
District-Attorney Whitman's leading aides in the convict loo of Becker.
Passaic people say that Webber took a late train from that town mt
night and that he made every effort
PET CAT IS DEPORTED
DY A MILITARY ORDER
Commodore Nutt, Owned by Major
Cannon, Killed the Squirrels
on Governor's Island.
Commodore Nutt, pat eat of Mayor
Cannon of tho Quartermaster's De
partment at Governor's Island, waa
deported to-day by military order for
making the squirrels on tho Island
hla favorite diet. Ho was canny In
hla mode of attack. Ho would ran a
peanut near tho squirrels and than
Ho In wait for a victim.
He waa caught In the aot and re
ported to headquarters. Major Can
non waa notified that Commodore
Nutt must leave the Island or else
bo provided with a bell. Thence
forth the trtoky pat went about the
island tinkling as ha want. But the
squirrels continued to die aad a
watoh waa aot upon the Commodore.
Ho was seen yesterday by a sentry
creeping toward a chattering little
animal. Ho waa creeping on throe
feet. His left forefoot clutched the
bell at hla noek. When that bell
tinkled It Bounded the death knell of
another squirrel. Thst settlsd the
tenure of Tabby's lease of life on Oow
ernor's Island. He waa brought from
Governor's Island to-day and east
Into ths outer darkness. He Joined
the great army of unemployed cats.
Major Cannon said he was very
sorry to part with tho (Commodore,
but was resigned by the thought that
the cat would have no trouble mak
ing hie way In the world.
COMING TO RAISE $150,000
FOR NEXT OLYMPIC TEAM
JtOHTON, Feb IT. President A. J.
! I. Ill Jr.. of the Am. i lean Athletlu Union,
will go to New York to-nerrew to begin
the work of raising iim.uoo whlsh the
I I, lull ofltulals belioVS Will bo uonoeoeey
to send an American team to Iterlln for
I the Olympic games of llllt, Mr 1,111 said
to-day that he thought there would be
I very little trouble in raising the fund.
I ft Is tne eaily yet lo deoide on the
.re ue of the American Uyouts," bu said.
hut 1 am confident that If thsy are
held In the Harvard Hladlum again. Ili.-
i will be added to the general fund.
The Union made tU.uttt In the try outs
at His maoiuni two years ago.
ftMr&aMmaaW
PRICE ONE CENT,
Hired aad Pftid
Build Up Stronger
Oty at the Mela Street Station In
she did not attempt to hide her
Jack Rose since they flrured as
to get away unobserved.
Shortly
last Tuesday
aim about the
etthe
tlen of
publlo ta
afaay ttatsaaOw
to hla nosne aTaf
bora any he
at She
that ha knew
romimd to Twrnpv err -aaaa
testimony sgslnal Btshsj. wna at
eo immunity nr ana
and It la ante la
torneya
pear aa a wttaoas at a
should the erst
aside. Just
Attorney oaa go In the
polling Webber ta aoaaa to Hew Tork
and go on the wiuena stand la n
question of Interest ta la wyes a.
It was In Webhofs aohar room at
rorty-soeona street and With avenue
that the conspirators assembled Drier
to ths killing of Rosenthal. Webbs
reported to the tour gunmen, who had
been drinking nt Webber's expense.
that itosentbal was at the Metro-
role. They left Webber's place, got
into an automobile, rode around to
the Metropole and killed the saaa
they wore after. The following day
Webber paid them 11.000,
Webber's testimony wan Important
In that It bolstered up many of the
statements of Jack Rose concerning
conversations With Booker snot with
the gunmen at watoh sett her Harry
Vaiion nor Bam nbsgaja waa ssea
en
I talked too aroah last Wednes
day, declared Charles Bheker to
Tombs to-day, "Of sousso I
hurt my saaa. Oat a man to my
tioo should depend upon tea to
Hereafter my
Booker Bridals Wether worn ta Paav
aalo aad bought -u tat sat in aha
OarfdPeper BsoODsmnsmy at Ma
Brldgle aodr'www worn talTW
at No. SS Henry street, jhawaaOj atat
fawthireatpaaa knew taa aa hag)
Becker trteJ,1
aaaand Mai
how Bu tJaa niol.fcoi
way at oeam-
talking for me,
-My Anal Hiliaal la tee
va (mmi,tomJmlmm mmA stnweowiBt)!
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