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NOW ONE CENT jtnrr «It<r and l LXIX >° 22,989. HIDDEN CHAPTERS IN CITY FINANCE VHAT THE 1907 CASH ACCOUXTS SHOW. MsJl9^i2 Received to Pay Contractors' Claims — Still .Xo Money on Hand. In a prrrloo* article The Tribune stated: Xl^t durtnr the first nil.' months of Itj: ai4.»4».l** we* taken from proceed* ,sle of rorpormt* utork and u»cd to pay th» («<t •* *** cl *y Corernmeat. That •* th«» t«t *»««>• the Controller _« B«idinc op «se.eae.ooo of claim* pay- Mr from nirsiMWt tmprovem«ait a<*ount» .- W hl<-h the $t4^40.17t had been BSW 4 jt^t mNMtf to pay w«w. In conße _,„- roldrd la many coatrmet*. in the artlrie km pobll*«l The Tribune ,, ( be« rrom an analysts of the ham j-tUlb» rash acco«Bt# for 1907: that th* *taUsment» made above are , 1,1 rt- «rrar»t«< m far »a the diversion J^elpt* »• concerned, and will dIM-lone i, method by which the diversion was ■w— p»»boa- Xtat the reawm why the city wm un all, t» meet it* current oMlcatloas in 1907 "_T farcanse receipt* of the city treasury b% & ben misapplied, and «ha* there outfit TT tore been »•»•» on band to meet cl»l»» payment of which was refused on U* plea that there wa« no money avail *b Tt«t $6.«9.410 of permanent lmprove- Ttot •».«».*»• •* perma»eit lmprove- BttA account receipts were dlrerted and *rd to p.T ranßlng expeases durtn the Vl r and that thi» money ha* not been rtinnied to the account* from which It «- taken. '■ - - V. Daring the financial panic of 1907 the Controller declared that the city had no ■Lw*S to pay $50,000,000 of contractors' claims, and former Commissioner of x>ub'lc "Works Thompson of the Borough 'd Manhattan stated in the newspapers that he »ac unable to get enough out of the trust funds to pay maintenance hogbacks on old paving contracts. At this very time there should have been in the city treasury, according to the Chamberlain. $33,319,452 available ■ to meet these claims. Most of the money. however, had been misapplied and used to redeem revenue bonds, although the taxes out of which these bonds were legally redeemable had not yet been col lected. These facts are not revealed by the Controller's charier report, but are to be found In transcripts of the city's cesh accounts published each week by the Chamberlain In "The City Record." These cash statements show every re cefpt a- every expenditure of the city treasury in the game manner as a mer ffcar.t's cash bonk shows the income and csttjro ••' Ms business each year. They ■ttttute. therefore, the basic figures '*$on which the' whoT? cash records of ii* city are founded, and consequently (cpply the most reliable data available for ascertaining th. exact method by *hJeh the cify'fi finances have been ad ministered The fact that they are published from week to week as trans actions arf being carried on practically jrec'.udes the possibility of readjustment Uter on. The Controller's charter re port, on the other hand, is made up at the end of the year, and does not dis pose '■ • actual tirnjon— by which the fity's finances have been administered. BOW RECEIPTS WERE DIVERTED. Tip Tribune has tabulated the in formation secured from the Chamber 2tin's ca«h statements for 11*07. The table* given below show that during the £m throe months of the year the city treasury received on budget account, in cluding- the cash balance that came over frum the previous year, $39,532,275.' vhi'e the expenditures on account of I> ! J<JS<>l appropriations were $45,y51,<»54. T!* deficiency of $H,449.410 was sup piif-tl t>y money taken from trust funds and from the proceeds of the sale of ciTporatf- t--rock and assessment bonds. The money thus diverted was used to pay the current administrative cost of city government. during the M-cond quarter budget ac eounta received $44,5U5.026 and paid out N3.05i.823. Thls made it possible for those accounts to refund a part of the money taken during the first period of three month* from trust funds and the proceeds of the aJe of corporate stock *--<-i assessment Umd3. There still re mained, however, of the amount so taken * 4 ''•''■" to be refunded. In the third quarter budget accounts peid ont $19,7^4.804 more than they took •"• Again the receipts of trust funds ar-d the proceeds 4 the sale of corporate *tock and assessment bonds were drawn Upon to Bake up the deficiency, making ■M total amount en taken during the Ms» months *24.340,172. It was at this Vp ry time that contractors who had nsjsaj agaln6t the city payable from these very •.<]> were vainly clamoring iOT their money. In spite of the large •mount diverted; the records show that ■■wj I'rmanent improvement accounts ■*■ a ash balance to their credit of £'-&>.'!&'.. so that there ought to have •**■»> availsble at the end of the third quarter of the yt ar :r,y,::.>.S>! to. pay **ltas Tf>i;i±nt(d against permanent im t*<n; tm*nt accounts. f*OW .MO.VLT WAS OBTAINED. AlUio-jgh the records demonstrate that tfur:n X th« first ui;it months of the year •24,340.172 was taken from the receipt* °' Jfrmanent improvement accounts and ■»< for the purposes of budget accounts, " is evident, also, that budget accounts <r ' iv haA -[,;•).• It was just about this time that city employes were kept *iiHicg for -vcek* before they could get t?*'!r *iilarj»-s and wages. The taxes be« Can ll « tome in during the early part at tt>e lan quarter of the year. This made " possible for the Controller to io * lilth- icfunding. City o'!i< i;:l.s were •* ] ( l- «nd some of the more pressing against j>ermanent improvtr.'.ent ■ceranu v,<r«- liquidated. Hut tax col "<"U<jns were not ii.rK<- enough to enable **•«= Controller to do all the refus ling that v.as sjoceassry and meet the «hars-** of <Jiy government us %sc!l. M v.as at this juncture of afialra that *•* t*Bkia* firm of J. P, MorKan & Co. Continued «• OSih twee. To. morrw To ;^V" l !; d w . rnw NEW-YORK, MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, TWELVE PAGES. PRICE ONE ( EOT * t *'i3Sm£?Zf& MORE CONGO CRIMES. Official of Rubber Firm Tells of Atrocities. Brussels. Oct. 24.— New atrocities in the Congo Independent State have been revealed by an official of a rubber com pany. He charges that between 1&07 and 1909 a number of the company's agents tortured and killed many natives, posted armed sentries, chained and im prisoned the natives to force them to ■work, and burned villages. The Minister of the Colonies has ordered an inquiry. ZELAYA DEFEATED. Rebels Kill 100 and Wound 300 of His Followers. Blueflelds. Nicaragua. Oct. 24 (By wireless telegraph via Colon) — The tug Blanca, which has arrived here from Greytown. brings news of the first im portant battle of the rebellion. General Chamorro's forces fought an engage ment on Friday with one thousand of President Zelaya's troops at a point be low Boca San Carlos, on the San Juan River. The revolutionists won a de cisive victory, one hundred of the- gov ernment troops being killed and three hundred wounded. General Chamorro's losses were slight. The insurgents capt ured two Krupp siege guns and four hundred rifles. This defeat for President Zelaya will doubtless have a deterrent effect on re cruiting for the government service at Managua, and is likely also to bring ad ditional reinforcements to the stand ards of the insurgents. General Cha morro is now advancing slowly. The steamer Yulu, belonging to the Emery company, also has reached here, with the details of the capture by the revolutionists of Cape Gracias a Dlos. This port was easily taken, not more than five or six men being killed and a small number wounded. This gives the revolutionists control of the entire At lantic coast. OFFICIAL ADVICES LACKING. Nicaragua". Minister Fails to Get News from Government. Washington, Oct. 24. — The Niraraguan Legation in this city received no official advices to-night regarding the reported victory of the revolutionists in Nica ragua. Minister Espinora said that lie had received no dispatches from his gov ernment for several days relative to the revolt, but explained that this was prob ably due to communication having bt-en cut off between the centre of the upris ing and the Nicaraguan capital. COAT FOR MRS. TAFT. Made of 183 Bay State Skunk Skins. [By Tele graph to Thf Tribune] Boston. Oct. 24.— As a tribute to the mistress of the White House, as well as to his own ability as a hunter, a Bay State trapper will soon present to Mrs. Taft a coat made entirely of skunk skins. To James A. Goff, of East Nor ton, belongs the credit of having origi nated the idea, as well as collecting the skins. The coat is made of Ifvs s^kins. Each of these has been specially chosen for the purpose, and is cured by a special process known only to Goff. TILLMAX WON'T GO. Objects to Taft Dinner at Ten Dollars a Plate. Columbia, S. C, Oct. 24.— Because he was asked to pay $I<> for a plate at the luncheon which will be given to President Taft on the occasion of his visit to this city on November ♦>, Senator B. R. Till man has declined to attend, and states that ne may not serve on the reception committee. Senator Tillman. In a letter addressed to the secretary of the Columbia Cham ber <»f Commerce, after stating that he 'had received an invitation to the lunch eon and with it an invitation to send a check f'»r $I<>, goes on: This may be a new way of conducting entertainments in South Carolina that will find favor in the future, but it Is wholly contrary to all the ideas of cour tesy and hospitality that I ever heard of in this state, and I do not propose to lend any aid or countenance Ho it. It Menu to be the official scheme that tc ask men to meet the President and have them pay the expenses. I tell you emphatically no, I will not attend the luncheon. Governor Ansel and the other members of the committee In charge of the affair have accepted invitations and paid for tickets. TO BUY WALSH ROADS. Eugene Zimmerman Said To Be at Head of the Syndicate. Chicago. Oct. at— "The Chicago Record- Herald* to-da ■ says: A conference I* scheduled to be held this morning at the Grand Pacific Hotel, which ,™U "xDCCtro- wlfl result In the Bale of the John R Walsh railroads to a syndicate of pr^:^d n «nrto r ?^.^"n"'rcu.atlon .11 .lay !fe£2£33S£S the moving BDIrH. , tee conference to-day It was Kai.lt <it Vnd 1 Edwin HawJey . In S?5& fo iYn'^l'h and Mr. Zimmerman, would be present. TO OPERATE ON W. V. MOODY. Playwright Is Suffering from an In ternal Disorder. ■ , By T-l.r-i.i. to Tho Tribune] ' Baltimore. Oct. 21%WlU»am \au»in SrSl Dlyldr." 1- « patient in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Buffering from an £ unm. disordJr. which will require an oP:o - P : perato I' 1 ?..'?"«♦< „ will* be able to that Mr' JlwJy was rcatins eaeily. SHOT CHORUS GIRL EX-CONVICT TRIES TO KILL WIFE. Husband Then Commits Sui cide in Washington Station. [From The Tribune Bureau.] Washington, Oct. I*4— Mrs. William H. Short, a chorus girl, known to the stage as Evelyn Howard, was shot in the back three times to-day by her hus band as she was leaving a carriage at the Union Station. Short then turned the revolver on himself, and fell at his wife'b feet with a bullet in his right temple. He died two hours later at the Casualty Hospital. Mrs. Short will re cover. The shooting followed a series of quar rels between the couple. The husband was a paroled convict from Sing Sinp, where he served five years. Recently he was employed in New York as a trav elling salesman. When Short was sent to prison; his wife, obliged to support herself, found employment as a chorus girl at the Hippodrome and with a "Forty-five Minutes from Broadway" company. When a parole was granted her husband Mrs. Short returned to live with him. She left him because of his alleged cruelty and returned to the stage. She joined 'The Motor Girl" company a few weeks ago, and came to Washington with that company a week ago to-day. REGISTERS AS BROOKLYNITE. Short came to Washington on Friday and registered at a local hotel, where his wife was staying, as G. H. Reeves, of Brooklyn. He endeavored to per suade his wife to quit the stage and re turn to New York with him. Mrs. Short persisted that she had won her right to her own independence, and again re fused. Accompanied by Miss Maude Caldwell, another member of the com pany, she left the hotel this morning for the station. She .vainly tried to elude her husband, but the latter followed, and told her he would plead with her again to turn from the stage. When they reached the station Short made his final entreaty, and when he was again re buffed the tragedy ensued. To witnesses it appeared that Mrs. Short, much terrified, had jumped from the cab drawn up at the west portico of the station and had attempted to run when Short pulled his revolver, and, rushing at the woman, fired a bullet into her shoulder. She fell at the first shot, and the man then stood over her and Bent two more bullets through her body. Without a moment's hesitation, evident ly believing that he had killed his wife, Short turned the revolver on himself and sent a bullet into his right temple. He fell at the feet of his uncdhßCioiqe wife. WOMAN HELD AS WITNESS. Miss Caldwell was detained by the po lice as a witness, but on Short's death soon afterward she was released and was permitted to proceed with her company to Pittsburg. In the room which Short occupied at the hotel the police discovered a card bearing the following words: "William H. Short, representing Auto lite Manufacturing Company, self-light ing cigarettes. No. 33U-341 Sixth avenue, Newark, N. J." Short was apparently without funds. He had made two ineffectual attempts to get checks cashed, it is said. Mrs. Mary Lewis, living at No. 2 East 111 th street. New York City, who is believed to be the mother of Mrs. Short, was notified of the tragedy, and is expected here late to-night. Short's body is at the morgue awaiting advices as to its disposition. When Mrs. Short was not on the road with a thea'trital company she lived with her mother in New York. Last year she was a member of the "American Idea" company and the "Follies of IJMKV She was formerly Evelyn Lewis, of Jackson ville, Fla.. and married Short, who is a native of Livingston, Ala., about seven year* ago. They lived in New York, where he was employed as a bookkeeper in a bank, but BOOH after their marriage the man got Into the clutches of the law through alleged misappropriation of funds, Mrs. Short told the police, when she regained consciousness at the hos pital. "William H. Short appears to have been a man of great ability in hoodwinking people. According to Herman Lioebel, of No. 39 East 2711) street, the owner of an apartment house at that address, he in serted an advertisement ii. a newspaper in I'AH seeking the services of a man to act as superintendent of the property while be was visiting the St. Louis Exposition. In answer to this advertisement, Loebel says. Short appeared at the house, and made so excellent an impression- that he was engaged on the spot. Loebel went to St. Louis with a mind free from care, and Short was left In charge. When Ijoebel returned, some months later, It was to find that Short had forged his name to checks and appropriated rents to the extent of $2,000. Seeking an ex planation from Short, he discovered that his new superintendent had lied. Loebel started an investigation, and discovered thai Short had been married a year previ ous to Evelyn Howard (or Lewis). The wife was found, and said she had leen left destitute by Short, and with her aid Short v.as found a week later, He pleaded with Loebel, and .said lie would turn over a new leaf if another chance was given him. Loebel was so Impressed that he. re-em loved Short and even raised the young man's salary. Everything went well for two weeks, and then Short disappeared. He was captured hi he was about to sail for Savannah and taken to ■ cell, where he cut his throat In an attempt to commit suicide. He icjovered and was put on trial despite the pleadings of Evelyn Howard In his behalf. At the trial it was brought out that short had swindled Tiffany ■ Co. and the Stude baker Carriage Company. He was found guilty of Ivoebeli barge* and sentenced to Bin* Sing for » lne >'*" ais - Five month* ago Loebel received a tele phone tall from Short, who said he wished to at- him. Short came to ins house, <x plained thai lie had been paroled, was for given and secure* a place as travelling salesman with a concern In which Loebel is Interested. ii. worked for two weeks, hut tot m order* v i »"<> company, and when upbn.UUd ly Loebel •■•■' lie m ir.-! to go on the Hta^e with lIN wife ■'""' '""'' ! m.t'ke<P «'»» '"'"•' ■'" liis wurk- xx ' ocUl .^vu him tiS and never ouw him again. t ■ AUTO GETS RUNAWAY. Policeman Commandeers Car and Stops Horses. By jumping into a passing automobile and ordering the chauffeur to drive alongside of a pair of runiway horses attached to a funeral coach,. Patrolman Drlscoll. of the Lee avenue station, Will iamsburg. was able to stop the team on the Williamsburg Bridge yesterday af ternoon. Driscoll was on a streetcar crossing the bridge, when .he saw the coach in a passing funeral procession swerve 1 out of line and dash up the in cline of the Manhattan anchorage. From the automobile he was able to reach over and grasp the bridle of one of the horses when the pair reached the Brooklyn anchorage, after a race the length of the bridge. Patrolman O'Don nell, of the Bridge Squad, who was in the roadway, attempted -to stop the run away just before Driscoll came up, but was rlrapged for some distance. The driver of the coach was Henry Katz, of No. 135 Division street, Manhattan. Sev eral women in the coach fainted when the runaway was stopped, but were un injured. TO SUCCEED PECKHAM Judge lourUm and F. X. Jud ton Mentioned. [From The Tribune Bureau.] Washington, Oct. -4.— The death of Justice Peckham to-day has revived gos sip which was current in Washington early this year that Judge Horace H. Lurion, of Nashville, Term., of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, may be appointed to a place on the Supreme Bench. President Taft and Judge Lurton are intimate friends. They served together fis United States judges, and it is known that Mr. Taft has a high regard for Judge L.ur ton's legal attainments. It is understood that when Mr. Taft was Secretary of War he told some of liis friends that Judge Lurton would make an Ideal Su preme Court justice. It was stated at the time that in the event of the retire ment from the bench of Chief Justice Fuller an indorsement of Judge Lurton for his successor would be headed by Mr. Taft. Judge Lurton is a Democrat. .F. N. Judson, of St. Louis, is another whose name is being mentioned to-niglit as a possible successor to Justice Peck hani. Mr. Judson and Judson Harmon, now Governor of Ohio, were the attor news appointed by President Roosevelt to represent the United States as special counsel in the famous Santa Fe. case. Although Mr. Judson is a Democrat, he is a stanch admirer of President Taft. It will be remembered that he was the author of an article dealing with Mr. Taffs labor decisions when he was a federal judge. He defended Mr. Taffs record so ably that his article was printed in pamphlet form and circulated by the Republican committees. Others whose names are mentioned are Luke B. Wright, formerly Secretary of Wiir; J. M. Dickinson, Secretary of War; Henry 11. Hoyt, counsellor for tin- State Department, and solicitor general for the Roosevelt administration, and Solicitor General bowers. (Sketch of Justice IVckhnm will be found on hcventh page.) CHURCH LOSS FEARED Inquiry Into W. C. Lilley's Accounts Begun. [By Telegraph to The Tribune | Pittsburg, Oct. 24.— A complete In vestigation of all the accounts of 'Vi!l iam C. LJlley, the missing churchman, has been ordered by the Pittsburg Pres bytery. Expert accountants employed late last night will begin work early to to-morrow morning. In the mean time friends of the miss ing man, who had charge of perhaps more different funds than any other man connected with the Presbyterian Church, have spent the day quietly dragging thy Ohio River.*fearing that LJlley may have drowned himself. There is not a minister in the Pres bytery to-night but admits the fear that Pittsburg !s on the eve of another great financial scandal in the Chnroh. At a full meeting of the board of trus tees of the Pittsburg Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, h>-M yestecday af ternoon, it was decided to move at once an Investigation of accounts of Lilley, who has been missing from Pittsburg since September 27. • The Rev. Dr. W. L. McEwen presided at the meeting, sad it was decided to place the investigation in the hands «f .-. committee of business men, Instruct: ing them to go to the bottom. William < '. Lilley was formerly superintendent of the First Presbyterian Church Sun day school, as well as its treasurer, an.i also treasurer of many different boards in the Presbytery. He was also trustee of many private estates whi.-h had besn left to the Presbyterian Church, and these will be looked up at once. TO VOTE ON STRIKE. New Haven Management Refuses Clerks' Fequest. Boston, Oct. Sl.— The three thousand union clerks at six mm.ii.Mi stations and mechanical shops of the New fork, New Haven * Hartford Railroad will vote this week si to whether or not they will strike because .>: the alleged Hal refusal .»i the management of the road to grant r.'-.|u.-*t.-< which hav< been submitted bj t!:<- Broth erb lof Railroad Clerks. The clerks demand, hi general, a nine hour workday; 10 per cent increase in wages, with a minimum of $- a day; pay for overtime work; rlßht of appeal in cane of unjust discharge; proper classification of clerks; seniority promotions. ' and dis charge of obligation to pay premiums on bonds. GIVES HIS BROTHER A MILLION. Fatersnn. N. •'■• Oct. -' (Special) John Morgan, of Boston, who lias sold for $7,500,000 part of his Copper mine holdings In' the Island of Jamaica, lias determined that his brother. Dr 10. H. Morgan, who is in moderate V lrcuinstonces In this city, shall be .i i nan i "> ■ ■>•■* 8O»>d fortune. The Boston man has offered his brother f 1.u00.000. which the Pateraonlan has ac i opted. Dr. X B." Morgan says he will re i'jrtt from practice. ISLIP CASE AK&fiST WOMAN'S HUSBAND, POLICE SAY. Allege He Confessed Having Married Luther Girl — Has Famihf in Astoria. Otto Mueller, who, the police say, con fessed that he had married the woman whose skeleton was found in the woods near Isllp. was arrested last night under the name of Frederick Gebhart, at No. 888 Woolsey avenue. Astoria. Lon* Isl and. He was taken to Brooklyn Police Headquarters, charged with being a sus picious person, in connection with the murder of Anna Luther Mueller. The arrest followed a mile chase across fields and over fences from the Wooteey street house to Vanderwenter n venue and Kighth avenue. When the police reached Gehhart's home his wife declared that he had gone out. A pho tographer setting off a flashlight revealed the man hidden under a clump of bushes in the back yard, with two savage dogs standing guard. Drawing their revolvers, the police called on Mueller, or Gebhart, to sur render himself, but he bounded off in the direction of a neighboring house, and then led an exciting chase through As toria. According to the police, the prisoner admitted later that he married Anna Luther, went to Germany with her and returned to this country with her on the steamship Amertka. He said they land ed and crossed to Manhattan, and at Kourth avenue he and she parted. They never met again. He admitted that they had planned to meet again in New Jer sey, but he said he had never heard from her again. WORKED 'IN PIANO FACTORY. After the detectives had searched the house the prisoner was taken to the As toria police station, where it is said he also admitted that he was the dead wom nnis husband. Living with him at the Woolsey street house was his wife and two children. He had been employed in an Astoria piano factory as a cabinet expert. He is said to be skilful at his trade. His hands from the nature of his work are calloused, as were the hands of the man whom Anna Luther took to New ark to introduce to her friends there as her intended husband, and whom she afterward married in that city. The friends of the girl remarked on the con dition of his hands, which were of a nature uncommon among architects, which profession Mueller claimed to fol low at Jamaica. When Anna Luther and Mueller left Germany they brought with them two dogs of the kind which are used by the police abroad and which have heen in troduced into th* "department here. These dogs in a way led to the finding of the man arrested last night. Efforts have been made to trace the dugs which Anna Luther told her New ark friends her husband and she had brought over. These were landed at Hoboken from the steamship which brought the pair back to this country after their trip to Germany on their wedding tour. The expressman was found in Jersey, and remembered the dogs and the boxes which he took from t'.ie pier, and his retracing of the trip he took led him to the home of the man ar rested. CLOTHING MARKED 'A. L." The detectives say they found many traces of the dead woman in the house when they searched it. They say they found clothing marked with the initials "A. L.," which played such an important part in the case since they were first found on the watch beside the skeleton. A glove marked with the two "letters was being worn by the wife of the man arrested, and it was said by the police that when they took her husband away Mrs. Gebhart started to accompany them and threw over her shoulders a steamer cloak which when examined later was said to have belonged to the murdered woman. The beds between which the prisoner and his wife slept bear the letters of the dead woman's name, the police say, and so do all sorts of an outfit such as the dead woman purchased while in her home town in Germany, and consist of the sheets, bed linen, table cloths and clothing. A letter written by Mueller to his wife in Astoria while he was on his Euro pean trip led the police to connect the initials "A. L." on the clothes and bed sheets fovinri in the bouse with the name Annie Muller. In the letter Muller said he had bought three trunks at an auc tion sale in 'Hamburg, and that they were being expressed to Mrs. Gebhart for her personal use. He added that he hail not opened the trunks and was Ignorant of their con tents. T\\<) MORE AI.LKGKD DUPBS, LVrtha Albrecht, the maid living at No. T.i Bahtbridge street. Brooklyn, and Mrs. Amelia Veihlmann yon Mueller, who conduct! a hardware store at No. 2U53 Third avenue, Manhattan, will be asked by the police to face the prisoner, In an effort to ascertain if he was the man who had niurrieil the lanhattan woman under the name of Dr. Atnlel yon Miller, and who had at the same time become engaged to the Brooklyn girl. Yon . llller received money from both women before he vanished. He* said hi.s parents were living i Munich, Bavaria, and that he was a nobleman. This was found to be untru'-. accord ing to the information given by a woman last night Who recently returned from Munich, where she made inquiries about the man who married Miss Vlehl maim The photograph of Yon Miller was 1. ft with the Munich police author ities, who were ask. d to arrest him on BiKht. In the Astoria arrest the police made careful preparations yesterday. They ware accompanied by Gottlob Schwer k«rt. the Newark man who was present at the wedding of Mias Luther and Mil. -ll< r. It was through Ilia informa tion that the detectives found tho 110- CoaUaued »n second page. „. . YIELDS OX SUBWAY. Metz Will Permit His Deputy to Vote for It. Controller Met* spoke last night before the Websterlan Soctety, which meets at No. v 572 Wllloughby street, Brooklyn, on "Practical Politics and Municipal Re form." He said that the only way to accomplish reform in the municipal gov ernment of New York City was to change the charter. The audience wouldn't let the con troller get away without making some reference to the proposed Fourth avrnue subway in Brooklyn, so he told them that when the matter comes up again in the Board of estimate he will allow Dep uty Controller McCooey to vote in favor of the proposed subway. "But I haven't changed my attitude toward the Fourth avenue subway." said the Controller. a record' rainfall. Eighteen Inches in Nine Hours in iMZOm—Nrw Typhoon. Manila. Oct. 24.— Storm records were broken in the recent typhoon which crossed Northern Luzon and the Ben guet Mountains. Eighteen Inches of rain fell in nine hours, and twenty-six in«hes in the twenty-four hours. The Bued River rose sixty feet. The wind gauge at the observatory broke when the wind attained a velocity of ninety-five miles an hour. It is estimated that it will re quire two months to restore the Baguio road. Another typh<x>n went swirling across Luzon, between Manila and Dagupan. yesterday, but no serious damage is re ported. MRS. STETSON'S CASE. Hints of Secession at Christian Science Meeting. During the services in the First Church of Christ, Scientist. 9*>th street and Cen tral Park West, the first reader, Virgil O. Strickler, announced yesterday that there would be a meeting of the members of the church on November 4 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. It was learned that the board of trustees would report to the meeting its position in regard to the deposal of Mrs. Augusta E. Stetson as teacher and the deposal and admonish ment of the seventeen practitioners by the central authorities at Boston, whose action was approved by Mrs. Eddy. A member of the church said yesterday that the board would either recommend a successor .o Mrs. Stetson and complete submission to the Mother Church, or re fuse to obey the latter, which would be tantamount to a stand for secession. The majority of the members. It was said, including the first and second read ers, would oppose secession. If matters should crime to thia pass, the member said, the trustees might refuse to permit the majority to use the church building, and a suit at law would be inevitable. The effect of the Boston action and the semi-resistance by the First Church trustees here was noticeable yesterday morning in a comparatively small at tendance at the services. The innn.li is usually filled, but yesterday there were numerous vacant places. MYSTERY IN DEATH. Man's Body Found; Women Unconscious. Canisteo. N. V.. <>ct. 24— The dead body of John Bowles. In a sitting posi tion in an easy chair, and his wife and a nurse employed for Mrs. Bowles in an unconscious condition, were found about 11 o'clock this morning in the Bowles home here, and as yet the cause of the death and sickness has not been deter mined. The nurse is Mrs. Libbie Scrib ner, of Greenwood. It is said that the women have slight chance for recovery. Both Mr. Bowles and Mrs. Scribner were fully dressed, while Mrs. Bowles was found in bed in an adjoining room. There were no signs of violence or foul play about the house. Mr. Bowles was a prominent resident of Canisteo. An autopsy on his body is delayed, owing to the condition of the women CLASS FOR BANNARD. Mr. Rockefeller's Associates Also Praise Tribune Policy. The Bible class of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, of which John D. Rocke feller, jr.. is vice-president, held an in formal ballot yesterday after the meeting of the Sunday school class to determine the sentiment of the members on the com ing election for Mayor. The vote showed that out of a total membership of more than one»hundred men about 70 per cent of the class were in favor of Otto T. Ban nard for Mayor. This overwhelming sen timent in favor of the Republican-fusion candidate is considered the more remark able in view of the fact that the majority of the members are of the working class, men who work for moderate salaries as clerks in business houses. Throughout the assembly room where the ballot was conducted there were many enthusiastic comments on the reduction la price by The Tribune from three cents to one cent. A majority of the members said they would become regular subscribers hereafter. George F. Tafel. president of the Sunday school class, said: "I consider it a great thing that The Tribune Is now one cent; it will place the paper within reach of all. I have always admired the paper, as have the members of the class, and now there is no excuse for any young man not reading it dally." » DR. SILVERMAN FOR BANNARD. Had Intended to Vote for Hearst, but Changed His Mind. The Rev. Dr. Joseph Sllverman. of the Temple Emanu-EI. announced yesterday that he would support Otto T. Bannard, the fusion candidate, (or Mayor. * "The purported Interview published in a newspaper to-day was never had with me. and I signed no such statement," said I>r Sllverman "I had Intended to vote for Mr. Hearst, but lor good and miSlcient reasons I have chanced my mind and shall vote for Mr. Bannard." "The American" quoted Dr. Silverman a* naying he would vote for William R. Hearst and the fusion ticket throughout. NOW ONE CENT In City «f Srtr VorX. j " Jet*-y iUj aail IMiekn. CANVASS SHOWS. BAN NAIID WINNER PARSONS GIVES HIM .000 VOTES. 11 "arm An ti-Ta m //? any Men Not to Waste Ballots ON Hearst. Otto T. Bannard will be elected Mayor by an extraordinary ar.ri-Tamniany plurality, according to a forecast given out by Herbert Persons, president of the New York county committee, last night. He says he expects Bannard to get "JSIMMMI votes in the greater city. The remainder of the city ticket and the New York County and Manhattan Borough fusion tickets wIH go in with an even larger vote, he declares. Mr. Parsons points out the trick that Tammany has tried to work in an effort to get votes away from Bannard. first saying that he would withdraw and then circulating the story that Hearst was cutting into the Bannard "Those who want Tammany beaten."* says Mr. Parsons in way of warnin*:. "should understand that they must cast their ballots for Bannard; otherwiso they will throw away their votes." Mr. Parsons emphasized the point that the Republican organization was work ing tooth and nail, and successfully, for Bannard, and denounced the statements of Bannard's opponents that the Re publicans were conceding that Bannard could not win. They were doing this, he declared, simply with the hope of fooling Republican voters. WOULD POLL •_*."::.«»•»» TO-DAY. As the result of a ■ areful canvass, which includes every part of the city, Mr. Parsons says that if the election were to-day the vote would stand some thing like this: Bannard 252J0X0 Gaynor 210,000 Hearst 135,000 Bannard's plurality 42,000 Figuring, however, on the rapid crystallizing of sentiment in favor of Bunnard and the rapidity with which Gaynor is going down the toboggan. Mr. Parsons reaches the conclusion that on Election Day Bannard will have not leas than aBOVwSO votes. At the rame time that Mr. Parsons's forecast was l>eing given out, figures were made public at the personal head quarters of Mr. Bannard, in the Fifth Avenue Building, based on polls re ceived there. They figured that if the) election were held to-morrow- the vote> would stand: Bannard 254J000 Gaynor 204000 Hearst 130000 Bannard's plurality ABJOBO The statement went on to say that re ports received daily a.t Bannard's head quarters showed that the plurality for him on Election Day would go away be yond the figures given. MR PARSONSS STATEMENT. The statement issued by President Parsons is as follows: Were the election held to-morrow Bannard would have not fewer than 252, 000 votes. Gaynor not more than 210.000 and Hearst not more than 133.000. an«l Bannard would be elected by a plurality of more than 42.000. Yet he would hay* received fewer votes than Hughes did in 1908 or 1906. than Higgins did in I»ft4 and than Low did in 1903. when Low was defeated. In New York County Bannard would receive not fewer than 131,000 votes. Gaynor would receive not more than 110.000 and Hearst not more than SO.OOO. The foregoing is the situation as it Is to-day. Bannard Is growing stronger constantly and on Election Day he will have not fewer than 145.060 votes in this county and not fewer than 250.000 in the city. Tammany has worked a ruse that has succeeded in fooling some people. When Hearst was nominated Tammany saw that it meant Bannard's election unless something could be done to divert the votes from Bannard. Tammany there fore put out th. story that BannaM would withdraw. There was not a word of truth in it; it was an Insult to Ban nard; there was no authority for it but Tammany Hall, and Tammany Hall was the authority for It. It fooled some peo ple temporarily. But Bannard did not withdraw. His campaign became more and more vigorous. Again Tammany had to do something to divert votes from Bannard, and so •Tammany said the fight was between Gaynor and Hearst. Murphy himself put out that story, still striving; to cut off votes from Bannard. He knew that only a limited percentage of Bannard votes would so to Hearst in any event. but he hoped that they would be enough to leave Bannard with too few votes to win. All those interested in the anti-Tam many cause should realize that Tam many Hall has been attempting to mis lead them, and any man who wants Bannard elected and thinks of voting for Hearst is being duped by Tammany and] is unconsciously playing Tammany's game. VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN. ■ :_; ■ --. No mayoralty candidate has ever had a more vigorous campaign in his behalf than Bannard. All kinds of people are active in it. The heads of the great mercantile houses in the drygoods dis trict are taking a vigorous personal In terest in it. and under the leadership of John Claflln have started noonday meet ings on Broadway, are raising such ban ners as Tammany will let them ar.d are arousing the community to the great op-" portunity that presents Itself to put a business man in the Mayor's chair. Dem ocrats by the thousands are enlisted in Bannard's cause, and. In addition, he has the steady and determined support of the Republicans, the Committee of One Hun dred. the Citizens Union and the Cleve land Democracy. Our county and borough tickets will bo elected by an overwhelming majority. Tammany Hall has known for some time that Its county and borough tickets wer-j licked, and that Prendergast and Mitch el were ejected If Gaynor does not want to be Mayor if Moore and Galvin are not to be elected then he had better abandon his tight. We have b«*>n liberal in our allowance) of the Hearst vote. He has many en thusiastic followers. This is rnrticular ly so in certain localities. In others they are moderate in number. Not many of them come from our ranks. • Those who want Tammany beaten and ITnnnard elected should understand that they must vote for Bannard. for Otherwise they will throw away their votes. The Republican vote is holding up well, ami with the thousands of Demo crats that have come, are coming and)