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CDMMIHS FOR FIGHT ATTACKS CANNON AND ILDRICIL Declares Progressives Will Continue Contest for Lower Tariff Duties. Dcs Moines, lowa, Jan 1. --Senator Al bert B. Cummins in a speech to-night at a "dollar dinner" given by the so called Progressive Republicans of lowa gave notice ,that the fight fdr progressive principles is not at an end. He said he did not attempt to obscure or minimize th» extent of their defeat kt the recent special session of Congress^, but that if sny one harbors the delusion that the passage of the recent tariff law ended the fight for fair and reasonable protective duties, it would be wise for him at once to change his conclusion, i H' criticised the course of Representa tive J. A T. Hull, of the 7th lowa Dis trict, and pledged his support to Judge B F. Prouty, who recently announced his candidacy for the office at the next election. Many Republicans from; all parts of the state were present, and at a confer ence earlier in the day the advisability of bringing out a Progressive candidate for Governor was discussed. SENATOR CUMMINS'S SPEECH. Senator Cummins said, in part: With respect to the tariff, the "stand patters" feel that it makes little, if any. difference how high the duties are. "if they be high enough to exclude importa tions. When they approach the subject their first, and. I have sometimes thought, their only, concern is for the producer. They are so much afraid of hurting him that they close their ears to every voice save his, assuming that, knowing what he wants, he will not ask for more than he deserves. The echoes of the platform of ISOS which contains the pledge* of the Re publican party, have become so faint in their councils that they are drowned in the cries of impoverished manufact urers. On the other hand,: the Piogres ives remember that we promised the American people that' the duties on im ported competitive commodities should be measured by the difference between the cost of production in this and riw. lands and that we made the promise in order to give at once protection to the producer from unequal competition and protection to the consumer from avari cious extortion. We know that in many fields of indus try home competition had been substan tially destroyed, and we Intended to sub ject our home production to the fear of '"''' competition, if prices were raised above a fair and reasonable profit. The Progressives, after years of strug gle, brought the convention to a full ac knowledgment of the justice of their p>>- Bttton. With respect to further regula tions of interstate commerce the "stand patter" occupies just the same position that he has always occupied. It is suf ficient to say that the agnation for the strengthening of the law regulating com mon barriers became acute about ISB9. It finally resulted in the amendment of 3906. It was a long, weary campaign. The "stand-pattors" were either silent or In opposition. ATTACKS "STAND-PATTERS." Joseph G. Cannon was : then, as now, the most conspicuous member of the National House of Representatives. In all these years I never heard of a single utterance from him that could by any possibility be construed into friendliness toward the cause that was struggling on through all these difficulties. Aldrich was then, as liow, one of the leaders of the Senate of the United States, and if any "stand-patter" can discover a solitary expression on his part that helped the movement to its final fruition I would be: glad to have it pointed out. Hale. Payne. Dalzell * were then, as now. prominent In the Congress of. the United State*?, but I challenge the mem ory of all who hear tree to recall one single sympathetic word in the interest of the people In their struggle with the railways. Captain J. A. T. Hull was then, as now, the chairman of one of the princi pal committees of the House and a man of wide influence throughout the coun try, and yet I never saw him lift an ounce to raise from our shoulders the burden we were then carrying. The fight was made here and everywhere by the Progressives. Congress v in 1S&0 adopted what is known as the anti-trust law. It is clear ly seen, however, that »t needs amend ment. The spirit of the statute, is to pre serve the force of competition in""&usi liCFS. I have referred to these things in order to call your attention to the fact that the standpatters are not helping to solve the problem. They content: themselves with the constant reiteration of the fear that If we touch any of these things we may overturn the fabric ofi commerce and may destroy the prosperity for which all lovers of the human kind are seeking. When it is proposed to further regulate railway rebates they shudder lest we may hurt the railways. The Progres sives shudder lest they: may nat be able to help those who are suffering the in justice of rate systems that are admit tedly indefensible. I am quite ready to admit that Pro gressives sometimes try to do things thai. are unwise, but without them nothing would be done, wise or unwise. If the standpatter can justify his existence by the consciousness that he sometimes pre vents the accomplishment, of an unjust Thing by standing pat against every on ward movement he may demonstrate his right to rule the affairs of a great coun try. ; * :-.■'- . BOYS CAUSE WOMAN'S DEATH. Frighten Her So That She Leaps from Window to: Street. When Mrs. Catharine Kck, fifty-five years old. heard a troop of boys passing the door of her apartment on the fourth floor of No. r.56 Courtlandt averse. The Bronx, late veFterday afternoon, she screamed "Bur e!a.rß'" and then threw herself from one of her front windows. She struck head down ward on the tidewalk, fracturing her skull, and died while being removed to the Leb anon Hospital. ;! .Mrs. Eck liad been in a highly nervous condition for some weeits. Yesterday af ternoon fho and her daughter Catharine and her husband were fn their front room .awaiting the arrival of some friends. In the mean time a number of boys were passing the door on their way to other apartments. Mrs. Eck ! suddenly screamed and ran to the window^ her daughter and son-in-law having no suspicion of what the intended to do. Before! they could prevent her the raised the window and threw her telf to the sidewalk.; Patrolman John Byrnes, of the AlorriEarja station, saw Mrs. Eck fall, and sent in a call for an ambu lance. Ha then carried the unconscious woman into the hallway of the house. Itr. Hlrschman hurried f from Lebanon Hos jjltal, but she died before the ambulance Reached the institution^ ' DeACj^'a Ciaret or Eurgundy Wines Taken with th*; ■■-,-> <MirTchep the blood. H. T. Dewey & Sons «_., , lit fulton St., N.Y. A fly I • :• 2 — — -" • •' ' ' ' . ' ' .- '.•''■'" '' ' ■>' - ' -' rCopyrirht. 1010. by Th» Trihtin* Aiwn<>Ut<nn 1 -li. . «~-r«ow. faTan, S^^ n . NEW-YORK, SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 1910.-FIVE PARTS-SIXTY PAGES. TO KILL ESTRADA. Four Costa Rica us Hired to A Sftassinatc Leader. IBy 7>lesxaph tr> Th<* Tribunal Haw Orleans. Jan I.— Four hired 8 gents from Costa Rica are on their way to Bluefields to assassinate General Juan Jos* Estrada, the leader of the Nic craguan revolution, according to cable sdvires received to-day by Dr. Luis Bequaina, the consul here of the provis ional government, from his brother. Cap tain Pedro Perpieira. whr. is fiphting with the revolutionary rrmy. All arrivals at Bluefields are closely scrutinize] by the lieutenants of Es trada. The Costa Rican agents, it is re latod, Intend to apply for enlistment in the B*trada army under the guise of re cruits. STATION BLOirX IP. Gas Explosion Under Plat form Injures Many. Montreal. Jan. I.— Twenty-two per sons were injured in an explosion which wrecker) the train platform at Place Viger station, at the east end of the city, last night. Nearly all th<» victims have broken legs. Mrs. Charles Bruneau, of Montreal, with one leg terribly shattered, cannot live. Thf explosion was caused by the igni tion of ; n accumulation of gas under the long wooden platform paralleling the tracks of the Canadian Pacific Railway at the station. The midnight train for Quebec was standing on the tracks adjoining the platform and an unusually large number of holiday travellers were bidding good by to friends, when suddenly a score of them were hurled into the air as though shot from a giant catapult. Some went straight up twenty or thirty feet. Oth ers were sent hurtling over the top of the train, and one man, with legs broken, was found on the roof of one of the coaches. Immediately the scene was changed from that of a gay holiday throng to a wildly excited mob. A large crowd from the streets added to the confusion. Ru mors of a bomb outrage quickly spread, and when several squads of police re serves arrived they had great difficulty in controlling the frenzied people. Am bulances had been summoned from all the hospitals, and the injured were car ried through a gangway of officers, who had to fight back the crowd. It was said by station employes that a long pipe from which passenger coaches drew a supply of gas ran beneath the full length of the platform. Apparently gas had accumulated under the ice-covered surface of the walk. A lighted cigar stub thrown to the ground is believed to have been the cause of the explosion. Little damage was done to the coaches of the Quebec train, which left the sta tion twenty minutes later, showing no marks, except a few cracked windows. GORDON SEES TAFT. Senator Thinks President "a Might if Nice Young Fettaw" Washington, Jan. 1. — Colonel James Gor don, who on Tuesday will present to the United StatPs Senate his credentials en titling him to the seat in that body made vacant by the death of Anselm J. Mc- Laurin. declares President Taft is "a mighty nice young fellow." Colonel Gor don called at the White House to-day to pay his respects. "What did I think of the President?*' he repeated, when asked his taqprassjoa ' Mr. Taft. 'lie's a mighty nice young low. 7 like him. I felt just like putihi,; my hand on his shoulder and calling him •Bill." " Colonel Gordon does not believe there will be any opposition to his taking his s^at, although he may be a Senator only a few hours, for th© Legislature of Mississippi meets on Tuesday and is expected to tak« up the selection of a successor to Mr. Me- Laurin immediately. "Whether Governor Xoel's selection will be indorsed by the Legislature is problematical. The report that the federal government had offered a reward of $10,<X)0 for Colonel Gordon for alleged complicity in the as sassination of President Lincoln was denied by him. "I heard that such a reward was offered, " he said, "but I now believe the rumor was based on the fact that a heavy reward was offered for an uncle of my wife, who was forced to flee abroad. I escaped to Canada, and did not open negotiations for my return home until after the war was over and everybody else had gone home, i finally established my Innocence of complicity in the assassination plot, and I came back to the United States, being about the last of my people to have the privilege of return ing." A TERRAPIN RACE. King Leopold Wins by a Head in Baltimore. Baltimore, Jan. I.— Baltimore, which has furnished several novelties in unique entertainment!?, has added to its laurels with a terrapin race. The affairs was run at the Baltimore Club last night and will live in history with the wonder ful Pimlico meet of the seventies, to attend which Congress adjourned. From the Baltimore County Club and the Maryland Club, so the story runs, were procured one, each of the largest and tineHt specimens of the diamond backs those exclusive places had In stock. One of the contestant, dubbed King Leopold, had a few supporters will ing to back him. It looked a "cinch" for Otello until the chalk line had been almost reached, when Otello drew his head in and shut himself up like a clam, refusing to budge. King Leopold passed his rival and came under the wire a winner by a head (that of Otello), enthusiastically acclaimed by his few backers. AERO PRACTICE AT CAPE BRETON. Baddeck, C. 8., Jan. I.— Extensive aero plane experiments will shortly be under taken here and several scientists have arranged to spend most of the winter in Baddeck to watch development*!. Five new machines have been constructed for Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, the Messrs. McCurdy and Baldwin. Gardiner Green Hubbard, of New York, is having constructed a new monoplane here, which will be tested within a few weeks. Although having a single plane, the machine will embody some of the principles employed by McCurdy and Baldwin In their biplanes. "NEW YORK AND FLORIDA SPECIAL" Via }v",,. and Atlantic Coast Line — the Standard Railway of ho South— inaugurates its 23rd Season Jan. 3rd. Leaves \\\ 23d St . ]-, unn Ferry. 1:25 p. "*• ultke, i:iß ,b'wu;\ TWELVE MEN LOST PILLED INTO TEETH OF GALE. Half of Johanna's Crew Miss ing After Sugar, Awash , Clogged Pumps. On the morning of Thanksgiving Day whea the steel three-master Johanna was about one hundred miles to the eastward of Cape Hatteras. rounding out a long voyage from the Philippines, Au gust Pmithcon, the carpenter, casually sounded the well. The ship, which had a t280,000 sugar cargo in her hold, was behaving well, and th^re. wasn't a rea son in the world for the carpenter's act. He had nothing particular to do at that time, and out of mere curiosity sounded the well and discovered that the trim three-master had sprung a leak. He reported at once to Captain Niiker son that there was eight feet of water in her, and instantly an examination was made in all hatches. There were eight feet of water in the lazarette, and the same depth was also found forward. A sailor who went below came back with the startling' information that the water had soaked into the sugar bags and that the sticky, half-empty sacks were rolling back and forth in eight feet of briny syrup. The pumps were started, but, clogged with this thick stuff, refused to work. The crew bailed with buckets, but their efforts could not reduce the slime in the hold. They worked throughout the morn ing and early in the afternoon gave up the task as hopeless. The Johanna in the blow the night be fore had reached off shore and hove to under top gallant sails. She was head ing in shore on the starboard tack in the morning when the carpenter found she was taking in water on the port side amidships. CREW ORDERED TO BOATS. Shortly after noon Captain Nickerson told his men that the Johanna could not lrng keep afloat and he ordered the port watch of twelve men, under A. W. Wy man, the mate, to get away in the port lifeboat. Into this boat with the mate climbed Smitheon, the carpenter; Chris Clausen, Emil Heinz. Alexander Lindsay, the cook; Thomas Kyle, J. J. Houlihan, a Japanese named "Charlie," a.id four Philiepino seamen. They pulled away from the ship about a mile and when last seen were making a desperate effort to kep the lifeboat's head to the wind. The seas became choppy and several hours before dark the port lifeboat could not be seen. It is thirty-seven days since the twelve men in the port life boat pulled away from the sinking Jo hanna, and no word has come from them. It is believed that they went down some where near the place where the Johanna went under with her $250,000 worth of Philippine sugar. The wind blew hard against the star board lifeboat as it was loosened from thrj davits, and Captain Nickerson ordered it shifted to the port side, where it could be dropped with safety. The skipper told the men to hurry, and he counted the remaining twelve members of the Jo hanna's crew as they jumped into the second lifeboat, which also was to take him. fcjailormen are superstitious, but it never occurred to them when Captain Nickerson left the sinking sugar ship and jumped among them that he was the thirteenth man. There was too much to be done to give heed to the un lucky number thirteen. The skipper told the men to pull as hard as they could and get away from the Johanna as quickly as possible. This was not an easy task, for the seas were high and the wind was strong-. The men at the oars finally got clear of the sink ing ship, and fifteen minutes later, when they were about three hundred yards away from her, the Johanna went down. According to the men in the starboard lifeboat, %he gave three dead rolls and went under bow first. On the second roll the mainmast snapped and crashed upon the deck. TWELVE SURVIVOS HEE. The thirteen men who saw the Johanna sink belived that they would soon follow her, but fate chose otherwise, and twelve of them arrived here yesterday safe and sound on the steamship Korona from St. Thomas, West Indies. The survivors besides Captain Niekerson are Hector Wallace, second mate; Oscar Guelberg. sailmaker; If. W. Omar, B. Masterson. E. R. Dyatt and James Low. able seamen; Frank Tanaka, a Japanese; Aranita, Findriginao, Navarro and Marpheo, Philippino sailors; and William Joyce, an English sailor, who was a stowaway. Joyce did not come, north with the others on the Korona, having sailed from Santo Domingo on a sailing vessel bound for Liverpool. Captain Nickerson said yesterday that it was mere lurk that the starboard lifeboat kept afloat long enough for the men to be picked up. "We hind food and water," lie said. "hut it was ont of the question to try to row to land. We were off the track of the coastwise ships and our only chance lay In the possibility of being seen by some sailing vessel. The boat was stout enough, but we wero in such heavy seas that we had difficulty In keeping the waves from breaking over her. "I expected that we would be swamped any minute. We drifted all day Friday without seeing a vessel, but at night we saw the starboard light of a schooner bound south. She was about a mile away, and we signalled with rockets, but they were wet and did not make much of a display, yiie did not hh% n,i and went on bar w»jr. It was hard to see help so near and yet so fur. GREAT TLOOD IN BULGARIA Many Persons Reported Drowned and Property Loss Ib Heavy. f'Mlippopolis, Bulgaria, Jan. 1. — Eastern Rumelia has been swept by the most disas trous flood in nfty years, and the whole pirtiu reasnMet a vast lake. Many persons are NpsfSSd drowned, while the loupes in crops and liv^Mock will be very heavy. Soldiers on pontoons are busy rescuing the peoplL cut off by the rising waters. The lower quarters of Phillppopolla have been Hndir. water i»uico yesterday.. , ' "■'" Vvy. MAYOR GAYNOR AND ROBERT ADAMSON', HIS SECRETARY, CROSSING BROOKLYN BRIDGE. VICTIM OF HIS PLOT CASHIER AIDED PLAN $14,000 ROBBERY. Thug Hired to Give Knockout at Niagara Fall*, Ont., Does Work Too Well. fßy Trlosrraph to Th» Tribune] Buffalo, Jan. I.— Through the diligence of detectives employed by the North American Assurance Company in order satisfactorily to settle whether or not the Canadian Express Company's office at Niagara Falls, Ont.. was actually robbed by highwaymen, it ha* come to light that the cashier. William D bson. permitted himself to be knocked nut and the ex press company's safe rifled of $14,168. Dobson has made a confession and im plicated Paul Whistler, an employe of the United States Express Comaany at Niagara Falls, N. T., and Charles J. Flynn, a bartender, also of the New oYrk side. A fourth man was also implicated, but so far has eluded arrest. He Is said to be a Buffalo crook, who did the real The robbery took place early in No vember. Dobson, wnq is twenty-five years old and had been employed by tbf company for five years, was found un conscious in the. office. His head had been cut open, and a piece of Iron pipe on the floor indicated how he had been assaulted. The safe had been rifled. Dobson said that two Italians had come to the office looking for a trunk, and he had made a search for it. While so en gaged, he said, some one hit him, and he lost consciousness. Dobson was taken about the various cities to inspect rogues' gallery pictures. He identified one at Detroit, and the subject of the picture was arrested. However, he showed that he was in jail at the time of the robbery. The surety i-ompany was called on to make good Dobson's bond for J 1.000. Thn company was not at all satisfied with Dobson's explanation, and sent detec tives to Niagara Falls, and Dobson was instantly under surveillance. His salary is $50 a month, but it was noticed that at Christmas time he was making ex tensive purchases, including a valuable s-et of furs for his sweetheart. Dobson was again put through a cross-exami nation, hut maintained that his first story was correct. However, on Thurs day the efforts to g<t him to confess were renewed and Dobson broke down under the ordeal. According to his story, Flynn. Whis tler and himself planned the robbery. It was necessary to have ill the appearance of h real hold-up, and therefore a man who knew how to administer knockouts safely was necessary Neither Flynn nor Whistler was equal to this part of the job, so the fourth man, said to be a crook from Buffalo, was secured. The police say that the Buffalo man save the first hint of the way the robbery took place, as he was not satisfied with his share of the money and threatened to make an exposure. Whistler, who lives on the Canadian side, was also arrested and is locked up there. This afternoon Flynn was arrested and arraigned before Police Magistrate Piper at Niagara Falls. N. Y. He waived ex amination and was taken to jail. To night the prosecuting- attorney from Ni agara Falls, Ont., conferred with the po lice at Niagara Falls. N. V.. and ami effort will be made to extradite Flynn. He denies his complicity in the game. An order to obtain Dobsnn's confession the police kept him in a room in v hotel and compelled him to tell and retell his story constantly for twenty-four hours, giving him no let- up. The fact that the cashier was so badly hurt served to divert suspicion from him for a long time. LILLEY FOUND IN CHICAGO. Alleged Church Defaulter Said To Be Department Store Employe. | B.v Tfl> graph to Tli» Trihunp.J Tittsburg. Jan. I.— William C. Lilley. al leged defaulting treasurer of the Presby terian Church and Synod of Pennsylvania and an officer in the fashionable IV.-r Presbyterian Church of PlttsbUffe has been found in Chicago, lie is said to have Brown a full beard and to be working in a department store under another nanio. l.llley, who. it Is said, is short SM.nno in his SOOUtttS with one church department atOM and whose alleged shortage may total $&i, 000, is said to have- defied those who found him and to have asserted that the church people of Fittsburg w>i< afraid to cause his arrest. SAVANNAH LINE offers .1 delightful trip to the South. Large new ships sulllng 1 Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays. 3:00 p. ni . from Pier 35. North River All out>i<l- staterooms. Those seek ing li.nlth and rest should us. this line. Tel. .. vjj Spring for tickets & reservations. •^-Advt,."- *•*• -.■—.•--- ' — — — g MAYOR GAYNOR AND GEORCE BE MTT.FTLLAX IN CITY HAT.:. MAYOR ASKS RIDDKR. Editor to Decide To morrow on Park Preside net) Offer. Mayor Gaynor received Herman Rid der by appointir.ent after the reception yesterday afternoon and offered him the place of Commissioner of Parks for Manhattan and Richmond and President of the Park Board. Mr. Ridder. who is proprietor of the "Staats-Zeitung 1 ," president of the News paper Publishers' Association and a di rector of the Associated Press, said he was inclined to believe that these offices might be incompatible with holding pub lic office. Mayor Gaynor urged him to take the place, declaring that he wanted men of his Btamp in the n< \v administra tion. Mr. Ridder said ho would take the offer under advisement and give Mayor Gaynor his decision to-morrow. Mr. Ridder is treasurer of the Demo cratic National Committee and was mentioned in some circles as a possible Democratic candidate for Mayor last fall. It had been understood that Mayor Gaynor had a hi^h opinion of the abili ties of Park Commissioner Smith and it was thought that he might be re;ip pointed. But his action, two days ago. la abolishing the office of Clinton H. Smith, who had been in the department f<»r many years, apparently did not meet with the approval of .Mayor Gaynor. APPEAL TO A. F. L. MEMBERS. Gompers Asks 10 Cenls from Each to Fight Steel Corporation. An appeal was issued yestt-rday to all the affiliated unions by President Samuel Gompers and secretary Frank Morrison of the American Federation of Labor to assess each member N cents to raise a fund to nght the I'nited States Steel Corporation in its jlle^.i campaign ;iK«tin.-t union lab^r. "This campaign of the Steel Trust against union labor." the appeal says, "is but th* manifestation of one seINSM in a series against the American institutions of un restricted production, fair dividends, just legislation, an impartial judiciary, an un m;inipulated market and the highest estate for labor that production can justify." It then attacks the alleged methods of the Steel Corporation and charges it with "holii and heartless enserting of labor." Ita profit sharing system, the appeal says, is a "transparent deceit" by which some are 1n.!,'..! t.' '.-ueat the vast majority" to prevent the others from joining the labor organizations. NO POLITICS, SAYS STEERS. Brooklyn's Borough President in Line with Gaynor Action. Borough President Steers, as guest of honor yesterday afternoon at the, New- Year's Day celebration of the Bedford branch of the Young Men's Christian As sociation, declared that, like Mayor Gajuor, he would never permit politics to play any part in his administration. He said that the jealousy which, li« thought, had in recent city administrations caused public needs anil Improvements to be disregarded would have no place in the new- municipal government. Mr. Steers taid that ho would watch for any evidences of graft, notably in the Department of Supplies, and that ho would -try- to mako his official per formances square with his pro-election promises. THROUGH CARS TO FLORIDA RESORTS Seaboard Florida i t.i la the handsomest, quickest and only club car train to Florida. iu-i- gliteoard Air L4ne. Uss fcw^y^JUvt, big holiday gifts. Ranchman Gives His Three Children sjfton.noo Each. Fort Worth, Tex.. Jan. I.— Thomas Waggoner, of this city, has just given each of his three children property val ued at $2,000,000 as holiday gifts. Waggoner is tifty-seven years old. a lanchman. banker and capitalist. One hundred thousand acres of land, thirty thousand head of cattle and one thou sand horses are given to each child. MRS. STEELE' S DECREE Hnslxnid Sues: Daughter of Bret Harte Gets Divorce. Boulde,r, Col., Jan. 1. — Jessamy Harte- Steele. daughter of Bret Harte. obtained a divorce to-day from Henry Milford Steele. formerly prominent in Denver financial circles. She gets the right to Kansas her maiden name. The suit for divorce was brought last spring by Steele. He charged his wife with desertion. Counter accusations of extreme cruelty were filed by Mrs. Steele, and Judge. Ingram sustained the allegations of the cross complaint. Mrs. Steele's evidence was presented in a deposition made at Yonkers, N. Y. LITTLE GIRL BURNED. Sine-Year-Old Badljf Hurt at Christ was Tree Fire. Little Julia Karl, who is nine \ears old. grew tired yesterday romping about her parents' apartment, at No. 40.". East t?4lh street, while waiting for her mother to get th<» New Year's Day dinner, so she decided that it would be fun to light up the Christmas tre« in the front parlor. Unseen by her mother, she got a hand ful of matches and then slipped into the front room. The little girl lit £\vo or three of the lowest haJHdsjfj candles and reached up to light a candle high in the branches. Her dre*s brushed against one of th.^ candles an*', in a moment sh» was enveloped in flames. Though trightent.l she rushed assort the room BtapVßjajwsjSj ior her mother. In the kitchen with Mr. and Mrs. Karll was rd ' »tto, a hoardei. Otto rasfcad into th* front room, peeled off his coat and wtaqsaei it around the little girl. He also tore off ssaas "f BM clothing, but before the names had been smothered the little child had ly burned. While otto was working iver the girl the father rushed out and got a i man, who called It •■■ fmrn i si Hospital. Ha -.ok the child ami the hoarder t.. the hospital. Julia was put to bed. and Ottos hands, badly uurncil. w , re <li> ~-ed. The child has a chance of r< SIXTEEN BANANAS KILLED HIM All He Could Eat for Five Cents Too Much for Youth. Bladen. Neb.. Jan. I.— After eating sixteen bananas John Claussen. nineteen years old, died at his home here to-day. With a number of companions. Claussen entered v restaurant. For a cash payment of five cents the proprietor offtred the boys all the bananas they could eat. It la salJ uao Xruit had been frown. - • N PRICE FIVE CENTS. MAYOtt WALKS INTO OFFICE ■ ii ■ ■■ i i^ AFOOT FROM HOME TO CITY HALL. Replies in Brief Speech to Mr. McClellan, and Shakes a Thousand Hands. Judge .T-iMam J. Garner, who becama Mayor on the last stroke of 12 at mid night on Friday night, was -"inaugu rated" a* New York Mayors usually are yesterday noon at the City Hall.*. The reception was about all there w»s of interest at the City Hall yesterday, as the new Mayor decided try withhold • his appointments until Monday morning. The offlceseekers lingered long after th« word went around that there would. be no announcement of appointments, un willing to leave the building until they knew something about the changes la the heads of departments! - \ Mayor Gaynor couldn't get anything to eat after finishing his day's work aad quitting at 3:30 o'clock. He tried to get a luncheon at the Lawyers Club, In the Equitable Building, and found It closed. The same thing happened at the Hard ware Club. He tried a restaurant In Park Place and found it shut down for the day. "Take me home to Brooklyn. I can get a square meal at No. 20 Eighth ave nue," said he, and the chauffeur soon had him on the way across the bridge. The new Mayor was affability Itself, shaking hands with about twelve hun dred people at the end of brief speech making, and exchanging jokes with scores of people who personally greeted him. He "brought down the house** as h« shook hands with Ml»» Grace Strachan, the militant leader of the school teach ers who demand equal pay for - equal work. , .; ■ - "You'll be Mayor of New York yet ■ you live long enough." said he. c THE MAYOR'S FAMILY PRESENT. The reception folio-wing the speaking by the outgoing: and Incoming Mayor was witnessed : - Mrs. Gaynor and her five daughters and two sons. A fair sprinkling of Tammany district leaders were on hand to greet the new Mayor, but neither Charles F. Murphy nor J. Sergeant Cram reported- Judge Gaynor had his wish that thers be an- absence of police as far as prac ticable. Lieutenant "Bill" Kennel, the stalwart guard who has done duty at the City Hall for fifteen years, was th* only officer in uniform, the other seven wearing plain clothes'. Kennel. handled -the throng without trouble, dl -. . — reived the personal compliments ot- Mayor Gaynor afterward. • The crowd was surpassed in size only by the one which greeted Mayor Van Wyck following consolidation. At en* time the Mayor's friends suggested that the doors be phut and that the hand shaking cease, but the Mayor said: "Oh. let them come." Judge Gaynor left his home in Brook lyn at about 10:20. in company with Rob ert Adamson. his secretary, and Samu*! Kellock. a clerk In Charles H. Hyde's law office. All the way along the route the new executive was recognized, and several times he stopped to shake hands with friends. He reached the City Ha at 11:35, and went at once to his private office, where George B. McClellan. pri vate citizen, was awaiting him. The two men exchanged compliments and talked briefly about the old and the new admin istration. In the large reception room the cro-wrl was packed tight against the walls, with only a narrow lane left open leading to one of the tables. Half a dozen earner men had trouble in getting their ma chines adjusted, but they were in posi tion for a broadside when the clock over the centre door pointed to 12. INTRODUCED BY ME. M'CLELL^LN Preceded by Secretary Adamson and Lieutenant Kennel, ex-Mayor McClellan and Mayor Gaynor quickly took their places in front of the long mahogany table, while the spectators applauded. Mr. McClellan then addressed hi 3 suc cessor in clear, ringing tones. He- said: Mr. Mayor. it Is my privllegß to ir-t come you to the government of the city of .New York. It is my privllega to bid you Godspeed upon the very difflcult journey that you have begun- I most sincerely wish you all possible succe3* and all possible happiness. "When the» day conies that you follow me Into -•» tirement, may you do so with the con sciousness that you have done your best and that you leave our city a little better than you found her. I have gone back to the ranks, wher*-> with every other just man who stands b» hind you in the cause of good govern ment I join with you. the Mayor, in the heartfelt prayer, God bless New York! How citizens, let me introduce to you the Mayor of New York. Judge Gaynor in a low but distinct voice replied as follows: Mr. McCK'llan, I thank you very much for this kindly greeting which you giw to me on my coming into this great office from- which you now retire after labor ins in it for the interests of New York for two terms, aggregating six years. I enter upon this office with the inten tion of doing the -very best that 1 can for the city of New York. That wilt have to suffice; I can do no more. And in trying to dJS that I am happy to say. on your retirement, that 1 shall try in emulate everything for good and so much for good "that you have tried to do an I often successfully done during your in cumbency of this office. I thank you exceedingly. Applause followed the new Mayor j closing statement, and then the picture men hail their inning. Then came the handshaking and th* New Year greetings. " The Brooklynlt^ ■ predominated. One of the first to gre^r the Mayor was Freeborn G. Smith, of Brooklyn. "Oh. you old Prohibitionist. I'm s!ad to see you." said th* Mayor, as th* men with red noses chuckled.' A man from the Park Slop© was greet ed with ■ m are you— are you How are all the croquet players In Pro PC. Park?" ONE MAN KEPT HIS HAT OS. Another man, looking like a L<*n Island farmer, wore his hat. "Glad to see you." said the Mayor, and then, sharply: "Take off your hat!" "My old Scotch friend. How. -d* jptr