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will make for me Just that simple state
ment: "I have nothing to say.' "
Mr. Plnchot added that he probably
would say nothing to-morrow, but he
» would not pay how long he would main
tain silence.
Th* dismissal of the principal officers
of th* Forest Service will in no way
defer or divert the Investigation by Con
press. One of the subjects eagt-rly de
bated here to- night was the question
whether th© dismissal will roh*th« in
vestigation of much of its public Inter
est or will make it more sensational than
before. Friends of the administration
hold the former view, and to-day urged
It on the President and Cabinet officers
a* argument against the summary.dis
missal.
FORESTER'S FRIENDS TALK WAR
Friends of Pinchot, on the other hand,
have for weeks been declaring that the
President "would not dare to dismiss
Pinchot": that it "would cause * breach
between Taft and Roosevelt," and.that it
would cause such a split in the Repub
lican party as has not been seen in years.
Friends of the President said to-night,
however, that the actual dismissal of Mr.
Pinchot could add nothing to the embar
rassment of the administration. as all
the ammunition of the Forester and his
partisans had already been directed
against Secretary Ballinger. and through
him against the President.
As for a possible breach between Mr.
Taft and ex-President Roosevelt, that
subject is much debated, but any dis
cussion of that is entirely speculative.
On the subject of a party split Republi
cans here regard the situation as ex
ceedingly serious.
Party leaders in the Senate and House
declare that the controversy and the
summary action of the President are
pure to lead to many harsh words in
Congress, and to much bitterness of
feeling throughout the country. They
say. however, that the President could
not with dignity have taken any other
course,; that Pinchot had "defied the
lightning," and that there was nothing
else, for the lightning to do.
COMMENT OF CONGRESSMEN.
Senator Dixon. of Montana, one of the.
few Senators who would be quoted to
night, said:
"I am very sorry that Mr. Pinchot. who
is a, warm friend of mine, wrote the let
ter which resulted in this action. The
letter undoubtedly will prejudice his
chances in Congress, but the episode will
not affect the Investigation by Congress,
which will be just as thorough as if this
action had not been taken
Senator Nelson, of Minnesota, who is
to be chairman of the investigating com
mittee, indicated to-day that no action
with reference to Mr. Pinchot would af
fect the scope or thoroughness of the in
quiry.
J/J? PINCHOT S REPORT
Tells of Forest Service's Work
in Last Year.
Washington. Jan. 7.*— ln his annual report
es Chief Forester of the United States, male
public to-day. <;ifford Pinchot shows the
iota! expenditures on account of the Forest
Service for the fiscal year ended June CO
last to be $3,335,297. while the receipts from
all sources -were $1,807,270. This latter
amount was derived largely from th*
granting of grazing privileges and the sales
of timber.
The report gives an exhaustive review of
the work, done by the Forest Service and is
filled with statistics. Results of investiga
tions and experimental work are given in
detail. ;
The report Fays the total stand of na
tional forest timber, reported last year as
Stt.f.-wWO.nr.x was increased in the last year
by 10.000.000,000 feet. This does not Include
the timber in the two national forests in
Alaska, the extent of which is unknown.
Special stress has been laid on the
work of reforesting. On this subject Mr.
Pinchot says there is much denuded na
tional forest land as the result of fires, in
discriminate cutting and grazing, which,
unless Artificially forested, will not produce
timber, but to restock this unwooded area
would involve a prohibitive cost. However.
It is Raid that small areas restocked will
form a nucleus from which the forest will
extend itself naturally.
Mr. Finchot says that some eight billion
tMI at timber i.= destroyed annually by
insects, fund and borers. To prevent this
vast amounts of creosote and zinc chloride
have been used In treating infected forest
treea
The total area of the national forest re
nervea is 134.005.32S acres.
SUPPORT FOR PINCHOT.
"Stay in Fight," Says California For
estry Association.
L.'?= Angeles. Cat. Jane 7.— The Forestry
I of California to-day sent the fol
leeiiagj telegraphic dispat«-h to Gtfford Ptn«

"The Forestry Society of California by
unanimous vote assures you of Its absolute
confidence in your judemrnt and sincerity.
Stay with the fight; the people of Califor
nia are with you."
Portland. Ore, Jan. 7.— L. R. Giavis start
ed to-day on a tithing trip in the mountains
near Whit* Salmon and efforts to inform
him of Mr. Pinchot's dismissal failed.
WOOL GROWERS CHEER.
Applaud President's Dismissal of Mr.
Pinchot.
Ogdea. Utah. Jan. 7. — Cheering greeted
the announcement of the dismissal of
Olffnrd Pinchot at to-day's session of the
National Wool Growers' Association.
E*r!)Ar In th«- day, when it was known
that Hi* Cabinet was discussing the Pin
chot cast with the President, ;i resolution
tva* adopted urging that If Mr. Pinchot he
removed, ■ ma familiar with the West
and its renditions <•• named to succeed him.
MOSES MAY AND WIFE DYING.
Well Known Brooklyn Hebrew in
Grave Condition at Home.
Mo.«m .May. on? of the beat known He
brews in Brook who has been seriously
111 for two months, was thought last night
to be dying, and Me wile, broken by the
Ftreln of caring for him and worry over
his Illness, was >=■• gravely iii that her life
WW also despaired of. A stream of callers
• * Mr. Mav'n home. No. -• ■ Jefferson ave
nue, inquired anxiously as in his condition
yesterday.
Mr. May is seventy-seven years -M. and
has done much charitable and philanthropic
vorfc. especially among Hebrews. He
vat a clcse friend of the late Hug!) |fo-
Lausbiin He i- i- director of the Broad
way Trust Company and the Empire State
Surety Company.
Brings High Class Men.
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It I HIGH ILL.
PEERS' WORK DONE
NOT TO SPEAK AFTER
MONDAY.
Manif Unionist Lords Ap
peared, but They Have Been
Badly deceived.
IBr ,rih!(i t« The Tribunal
Tendon. Jan. T.— The peers' canvass
was virtually rlosrd to-night, since th*y
cannot interfere with the olcctlons after
the issue of the writs next Monday.
There was a full muster of Unionist
peers on the platform, as many as thirty
speaking, among them two dukes.
Lord T^ansdowne. at Salisbury, deliv
ered a dignified and persuasive speech
on the constitutional and economic is
sues, and raised the political discussion
to a higher level. Lord Curzon, who has
undertaken to do detective work in
keeping a •watch on Winston Churchill,
made a weighty address at Brighton,
and Lord Cawdor hammered in argu
ments on tariff reform with his usual
earnestness in Wales.
The remaining peers, vlth few excep
tions, were poor speakers, and many
were treated with scant courtesy by un
mannerly audiences.
Lord Rothschild's millions have not
prevented his being howled down by
"hooligans," nor has the Duke of Nor
folk been protected from affront among
his own neighbors in Sussex.
Austen Chamberlain and Alfred Lyt
tleton were the only conspicuous Union
ist speakers to-night in addition to the
lords. The anti-budget speaking ,'an
vass would have been a feeble affair if
the peers had not rallied in force to the
support of their principle?.
While th^> hoardings have been illu
minated with cartoons at their expense
nnd popular audiences have enjoyed the
sport of baiting dukes and earls, the
peers have met the attack with courage
and helped to convert the constitutional
issue into a choice between a single
democratic house and two chambers.
Lord Morley and a majority of the
Liberal peers have been silent during the
canvass. I. N. F.
TARIFF MIGHT LEAD TO WAR.
So John Burns Says of Tax on Ameri
can Lumber.
[By The Associated Press. 1
London, Jan. 7.— John Burns, president of
the local government board, speaking at
Battersea, said tariffs had caused ?iear!y all
wars that religions had not, and that a
tax on timber might lead to war with the
United States.
He said he considered the «*peeeh de
livered by A. J. Balfour, leader of the Op
position in the House of Commons, in
which alarmist references were made con
cerning Germany, was about the most dis
creditable thing that ever had happened in
public life.
In an election address just issued Mr.
Eurns declares himself In favor of an Irish
Parliament, provided the imperial su
premacy is maintained inviolate. Describ
ing himself as a convinced free trader and
a hearty supporter of the government
policy, Mr. Burns outlines a programme of
desirable legislation, including adult suf
frage for both men and women, the pay
ment of members of Parliament and their
election e:»>enses, shorter terms of Parlia
ment, the extension of the old age pen
sions, etc.
The Earl nf Jialsbury. who was Lord
chancellor In Mr. Balfour's Cabinet, as an
argument for a big navy has brought forth
a letter written in 15>S2 by* General Gordon
predicting the rise in a quarter of a century
of a naval power greater than Great Brit
ain, namely, Germany.
Among the first men to be re-elected to
the new Parliament will be Arthur J. Bal
four. for thr- city of London, and Joseph
Chamberlain for Birmingham, West,
neither of whom will he opposed.
According to tho present arrangements",
sixty-seven constituencies will be polled on
January 10. and the results in these will be
Bufflcient to Rive a good idea of how the
struggle is going.
As an indication of the small field as yet
cultivated by the Labor party, only ninety
Labor and Socialist candidates are now be
fore the elector?, while there are sixty
!=eveti counties in England, Wales and
Scotland where no Laljor or Socialist can
didate is standing.
There are many signs of dissension in the
Nationalist ranks, as a result of which the
number of Irish contests threatens to be
much larger than usual. The official can
didates are being opposed in many places
by independents chosen by local conven
tions.
NO ACTION ON PRIZE COURT.
France and Great Britain Still Consid
ering the American Proposals.
Paris. Jan. 7.— France is still considering
Secretary Knox's circular note to the pow
ers proposing an extension of the jurisdic
tion of the International Trize Court au
thorized in l<*v? by the Hague Peace Con
ference bo as to cover general arbitral
question*
France has supported steadily every prop
osition designed to promote intcrarbitratlon,
and MM. Bourgeois. Renault and Baron
d'Estournelles d« Constant, the French
members of the Permanent Hague Tribu
nal, to whom the note has been referred for
their opinion, are expected to report favor
ably on the proposition.
An exchange with the British Cabinet,
which has not yet reached a decision In th«
matter, also is probable before a formal
answer is made to the United States. The
question may be complicated by the res
ervation which it appears Washington
made In the first part of ii? circular In
reference to the ratification of the interna
tional prize court convention. Washington
objects to giving the international # prise
court appellate jurisdiction over decisions
of the American prize court.
MAY BUY NITRATE WORKS.
Morgan-Berlin Syndicate to Purchase
$20,000,000 Property in Norway.
Cbristlania. Jan. T.-It Is reported that J.
Plerporit Morgan, of Now York, and the
Deutsche? Bank. of Berlin, are planning a
world-wide trust in the nitrate industry,
with s capital of $2O0.(W). <iO. It is under
stood that Die syndicate Intends to pur
chase all the caltpetre mines in Chill, us
well as the nitrate works in Norway,
where OMOOJOQ is Invested.
The scheme. It is said, has not passed the
stage of preliminary discussion, and skepti
cism concerning its success prevails here.
.The leading Norwegian nitrate men are
now In Berlin, where the international ad
ministrative board is holding its annual
meeting.
FIGHTING IN INDO-CHINA.
Balfoft, French Cochin China, Jan. 7.—
Two hundred and fifty Chinese regulars
who deserted, fleeing to Lao-kai, In the. ex
treme, north of French Indo-Chlna. refused
to disarm and were dispersed only after a
sanguinary engagement on Wednesday. The
French lost a captain killed and a ■wpber
wounded, _„
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M--VOHK DAILY TIUBINE. SATURDAY, JAM AIM S. 1010.
PLAN SUGAR CONTEST.
Companies to Dispute Govern
. ment's -$800,000 Claim.
The othir sugar companies whose, books
the- government prosecutors have been ex
amining will not settle the claims to be
made, owing to differences between -the
customs' weight and the city weighers' re
turns, without a contest, it was paid yester
day. Th© Arbuekles paid $690,000 on the pres
entation of the government's figures. The
National Sugar Refining Company and the
Federal company, against which the coun
sel engaged in investigating- their books
will flip claims that will amount to more
than 1800,000. will dispute the figures, ana"
unless a change in situation occurs in the
next week the matter of a settlement may
be transferred to the federal courts.
Representatives of these companies said
yesterday that the difference In weights
was due to the scales used by the weigh
ers, the government having a two-pound
notch and the city weighers a four-pound
/ notch; also that as th© city weighers were
paid according to their weights they
weighed heavier than the customs em
ployes.
News of the readiness of the first auto
matic scale at Boston wan received at
the Custom House yesterday, and there
was a conference to determine when the
first test should be. made.
The five former employes of the Ameri
can Sugar Refining Company who were
convicted last month will be in court this
morning. Their counsel will acK 1 for a
new trial. If Judge Martin, who will pre
side, refuses to giant this the counsel for
the government will ask that sentence be
Imposed. Counsel for the convicted men,
it was said yest»rday t would ask for a
stay of execution of sentence, pending an
appeal, if they were unsuccessful in their
motion for a new trial.
FA MILY DESTITI TE.
Father of Seven Had Lost His
Job Through Injury.
In b bare and cncerless three-room flat
nt No. 1010 59th street. Brooklyn. William
Hissing, forty years old, his wife Virginia
and their seven children, ranging In age
from twelve year.? to eleven months, were
found by the police of the Fourth ave
statinn last night. The Higgins fam
ily were without food or fire and prac
tically without clothing, and they have
been in that condition since a few days
before Christmas, when Higgins lost bis
place with the Brooklyn Rapid Transit
Company through severe injuries.
The father of the family is a Southerner.
He had been employed by the company for
three years at a wage of $11 20 a week.
On December 4 last he was crushed be
tween a heavy car truck and the wall of
the car barns at Ti2d street while working.
As a result of the accident Higgins lost
the use. of his right arm. He and his wife
struggled along as best they could, out the.
family funds got less and less, and things
began to look desperate. Neighbors helped
them out as best they could, but it was
hard work all the time to provide enough
for the little one?.
Yesterday Mrs. F. E. Rich, of No. 5630
Fifth avenue, who had helped them many
times, told Captain Thor of the Fourth ave
nue station that the family was in distress.
Th" captain and Sergeants Ryan and Ayer6
contributed a purse of $25 and brought coal
and food to the house. The money put oft*
the eviction which stared the father and
mother in the face. The police said it was
the most pitiful case of destitution they
had ever seen.
APPLAUDS KXOX PLAN
"London Times" Hopes for
Success in Manchuria.
London. Jan. S. — "The Times" in an edi
torial this morning dealing with the pro
posal of the United States government for
the neutralization of the Manchurlan rail
loads. says that if Secretary Knox's states
manship can pave the way for such an
achievement ho will have rendered a splen
did service to the cause of international
amity and good will.
The 6ditoria] ;idds that none can fail to
be impressed with the vastness of the pro
ject. Merely as a SnanciaJ operation it is
startling enough, and it is doubtful whether
the financial authorities of the countries
concern! would approve the locking up of
the thirty millions or forty millions of eap
itnl required.
"The Times' proceed* to refer to the po
litical difficulties surrounding the proposi
tion Hiid the possibility that it might lead
to the creation of a joint protectorate in
China, and says it doubts whether the
plan will he acceptable to Russia and Ja
pan.
"We confess," the editorial says in con
clusion, "some apprehension lest the cxrei
1< nt intentions of the United States gov
ernment have not led them to put forward
a plan whose grandiose simplicity ignores
some of the Ptern realities of the present
situation in Manchuria."
TOKIO MARKET AFFECTED.
Japanese and Manchurian Securities
Disturbed by United States Note.
Peking, Jan. 7.— The proposal of the
United States for the neutralization of the
Manchurlan railways is dependent upon the
consent of China. The note was presented
to the Chinese government on December 25
and its contents were transmitted to the
representatives here of the interested
powers.
With a view of preventing future com
petition and securing an equality of op
portunity with the preservation of equal
rights in the development of Manchuria,
the United State.- proposes a commercial
internationalization by agreement with
Russia, Japan, Great Britain. Germany and
France and the consent of China, and the
international guarantee and control of all
future railway and other loans in Man
churia. Thus the interested nations will b«
afforded an opportunity to participate in
the. development of Manchuria.
The American note Is under discussion by
the. European cabinets. Dispatches from
Tokio show that a disturbance has occurred
In the Japanese an.) Manchurlan securities
traded in at the Japanese capital.
GALE SWEEPS GRAND CANARY.
Many Houses Destroyed and Crops
Ruined, Entailing Heavy Loss.
r.H.s I'almas. Canary Islands, Jan. 7.-
A violent K *!e to-day devastated the entire
island or Grand Canary, destroying many
houses and ruining banana and other crops.
The damage done la estimated at many
inllli'in pesetas.
Grand Canary lies In the centre of the
sioiijt of the Canary Islands, it has an
area of 650 Bquare miles I.hs Talmas is
the 1 hlef city <.f the Island.
CRUSHED BY SUBWAY TRAIN.
Young Man Falls to Tracks at the
Bowling Green Station.
Just .1- a Brooklyn hound train was pull
ing Into the Rowling Green station at
midnight last night; Charles Lave, a real
•-> ■'; , dealer of No. 152 Eighth avenue,
Brooklyn, fell, according to the. only wit
ness, accidentally from the south end of
the form in front of the train
The first trucks of the train had run over
Hi. man before It could be stooped by tii»
rootprman, who then bucked hi- train up.
Tra lnin.-n and statlonmcn jumped down
on to the tracks and lifted him to the plat
fornj. '
Dr.' Ames of the Hudson Street Hospital,
found that Lav. right foot had been ( cut
off a '!'! bin rl«.'ht thigh fractured, but de
spite hit Injuries he wan conscious Land able
to give Hs name and adores*. Ho „ H ., 1?,,,
ried to the hospital, where II Jai «Sd that
lie WM In • precarious tondltton. ™ . ""
MADRIZ APOLOGIZES
FOR AMERICANS DEAD
Finds Execution of Groce and
Cannon Illegal
Washington. Jan. 7. -President Madrlz of
Nicaragua In a message received at the
S*at© Department late to-day declares that
the resentment »ho.*n by the government
and people of the United States because
of the. execution of Groce and Cannon,
American citizen!", was Justified.
The telegram was received by the. State
Department through Rear Admiral Klm
ball at the Navy Department. It stated
that Madrlz had asked Admiral Kimball
to | Inform the United States government
that after a personal study of the circum
stances attending, th» execution of Groce
and Cannon he profoundly lamented the
violent act which cost those men their
lives. " ,' '*'-' r
President Madriz, the message further
set forth, after personal Investigation or
the circumstances under which the execu
tion took place declared the deed Illegal.
This expression from the President of
Nicaragua may prove of great significance.
It is taken here to mean a possible) de
mand upon Mexico, or upon some, other
country 1 if Zelaya should leave Mexico, for
the extradition of the former President,
by whose orders Groce and Cannon were,
executed
Thero is a provision of the Nicarasuan
constitution under which a President of
that country may be prosecuted criminally
for unlawful acts Madriz' s declaration of
a belief that the execution was illegal
would seem, according to a view expresse.l
here, to leave him no other recourse than
criminal procedure against Zelaya.
"The majority of houses in Oreytown
being owned by British subjects, there
must be no fighting within that town. If
any does take place there, I shall consider
irypelf at liberty to land a strong armed
party and guns to stop it."
This is the substance of a note reported
by Consul Moffat. at Rluenolds. to have
bren sent by the commander of the British
ship Soylla. now at Greytown, Nicaragua,
to Generals Kstrada and Hurlado, com
manding the revolutionary and government
forces, respectively, now in that vicinity.
MEXICO 'S DESIGN.
Planned a Protectorate Over
Nicaragua.
Washington. Jan. 7.— According to a
story that has just leaked out here, the
mission of Scfior Creel was a failure.
Mexico, it is said, wanted to intervene
in Nicaragua, but when the Washington
government was sounded on the question
Seftor Creel received such a cool recep
tion that he almost immediately an
nounced that he had concluded his busi
ness and was ready to return home.
Immediately after General Zelaya had
held a conference with President Diaz,
ostensibly to thank him for the use of
the Mexican gunboat in making his es
cape from Corinto, it is said, Senor Mar
iscal. the Mexican Foreign Minister,
wired Ambassador Creel to sound the
Washington government and find out
what its attitude would be if Mexico in
tervened in the Central American im
broglio, and with the help it could get
from the revolutionists and adherents
of the union there, establish a central
republic under a protectorate.
Secretary Knox's manner of meeting
this proposal is said to have been some
thing of a surprise to Seftor Creel, even
though ho is himself half American. The
result of the interview is shown in the
manner of Sejior < "reel's announcement
of the conclusion of his mission.
The intimation is strong that Mexico
in planning" this intervention had a more
subtle scheme in view — nothing less than
the eventual absorption of the whole of
Central America, under an election call
ing- for union with Mexico. Zelaya, be
ing out of the running now for the
Presidency or dictatorship of a Central
American union, is now urging this
course on President Diaz, who. it is well
known, dislikes Cabrera of Guatemala so
intensely that almost any scheme which
would comprehend his elimination would
meet with serious consideration by
Mexico.
GEN. DIAZ DROWNED.
Estrada's Peace Envoi/ Lost in
High Sea.
Bluelields. Nicaragua, .Tan. 7.— General
Pedro Andreas Fornos Diaz, who started
out yesterday for Managua in order to
treat for peace with President Madriz, met
with a tragic end last night on Grey town
Bar. The canoe, in which be was attempt
ing to make a landing was caught by a
gigantic wave and broke amidships and
Diaz disappeared from view in the turbu
lent sea.
The voyage Which ended the lire of Gen
eral Diaz was in keeping with his career.
He was a personal friend of President
Madrlz, and was of the belief that he could
persuade him to give way to General Es
trada as head of the republic.
At first he was granted permission to
proceed to Managua and confer to this end
.with Madriz, the provisional government,
however, reserving th« right to reject any
agreement that was entered into by Ma
driz and Diaz. Before he could leave Blue
fields the provisional began to suspect the
sincerity of his ultimate purpose, and he
was stripped of official power, though per
mission was given him to go to Managua
in an unofficial capacity.
He set out in the darkness of yesterday
morning on his errand. I,ast night there
came a high wind, and the booming of the
surf at Bluetields could be heard rirtcen
miles inland. In this surf Diaz and his
canoe came upon the Qreytown bar. which
is known as the worst along th© bad coast.
Picking up the frail craft, a mountainous
wave bore It for a moment on Its crest
and then rent it asunder, and with it Diaz
disappeared.
At different times Genera] Diaz whs the
friend and thft enemy of Zelaya. A few
years ago he was endeavoring to make his
escape incognito on board a Pacific Mali
steamer which stopped regularly at Co
rlnto. He was at odds with Zelaya, and
ignoring the American flag on the liner'
the President had him removed and made
prisoner. Whll* he was being taken by
train to Managua General Diaz jumped
from the car, escaped In the bush and safe
ly readied Honduras.
An earlier experience in the. turbulent ca
reer of General Diaz occurred on the Ban
Juan River, when, again as a prisoner he
lumped from a boat. seemingly to certain
death among the alligators and '.sharks. His
escape Imbued the natives with the belief
that Diaz need never fear death in the
water.
HORSE CRUSHES BOY'S SKULL.
Daniel Ferris, twelve years old, of No.
1 i.", Provost street, Jersey City, was the
victim of a peculiar and fatal accident yes
terday afternoon. It Is alleged ho was
stealing coal In the Erie Railroad yard
lie was detected and ran. pursued by one of
the railway employes, who merely Intended
to drive the boy from the yard. Young
Ferris ran so hard with head down that he
dashed into the horse of Mounted Patrol
man Deoohue. The bores reared and
kicked the boy on the forehead, crushing his
skull and destroying the left eye. || m vn _
fortunate ißd was removed to si Francis'a
Hospital. ills Injuries are considered mor
tal
DEATH ENDS MEETING
One Man Killed at London
Election . Gathering.
London. Jan. 7.— The first serious dis
aster of the campaign. which entailed
one death and injuries to many persons,
occurred in the eastern section of Lon
don to-night: \
The Irish League had called a meeting
in the Town Hall in Cable street. A
great crowd was besieging the hall, and
with the arrival of the procession of the
members of the Irish League, escorting
the Liberal candidate. Mr. Benn, who
was to address the meeting, the conges
tion became so great that the railings
around the hall collapsed and a score of
persons fell Into the area, which was
several feet deep. V. : \' '■■■■:
One man was killed In the fall and
ten wer« more or less seriously Injured.
The meeting was abandoned.
JOHN GILPIN ABROAD.
.Imbalance and Autos in Wild
Pursuit of One-Horse Cab.
John French, a hack driver, who saya
ho lives in Peekskill, created a moment's
diversion In Harlem last night when h«
entered his one-horse cab in a series of
swoopstakes in J2."ith strict. Two taxi
cabs and a touring car filled with patrol
men, an ambulance, from tho J. Hood
Wright Hosprtal and the reserves from
tlip West 125 th street station followed
him back and forth across the street for
fifteen minutes before the rate ended.
About 9;,"»0 o'clock French, who drives
for James Crowley. of No. -3 Lawrence
street, while wandering aimlessly about
in search of a fare suddenly threw up
.his hands and started to shout at his
horse. The horse took fright and broke
into a furious pace. From Morningsid<»
avenue to Madison avenue persons fled
for safety as the racing cab came into
view.
At .Madison avenue the horse struck an
obstacle and turned back. The crowds
which pursued divided. Back it went to
St. Nicholas avenue, turned again to
Lenox and back again to p;ighth. where
it turn, and got well started once more.
But tho police in the taxicabs overtook
the horse here atjd headed him into the
sidewalk.
The driver was taken from his seat
and arrested, charged with reckless driv
ing and intoxication. No one was hurt.
BA TTLE SHIPS SA IL.
North Atlantic Fleet Moves
South for Target Practice.
Ten battleships of the North Atlantic
fWT which came- here from Hampton
Roads on December 22 that the bluejack
ets might have a chance to spend the holi
days in a fair sized city, left port yester
day through fog and ice floe?. The big
steel fighters weighed anchor about 8 a. m.
and passed the Battery an hour later. Th*
flagship Connecticut, with Rear Admiral
Seton Schroeder on board, led the slow
moving procession down the bay.
The Nebraska and tbe Wisconsin had dif
ficulty with their chains and anchors. Th*
Nebraska lost her anchor and some thirty
fathoms of chain on Thursday, but the tug
Powhattan came over from the navy yard
yesterday with a new equipment, and,
thoogt) delayed, the. Nebraska managed to
get out to sea in the afternoon. A similar
mishap befell the Wisconsin as she was
about to weigh anchor. As three tugs
helped get her through the ice it was found
that her anchor fouled the pipes of th*
Standard Oil Company at the bottom of
ihe North River off 95th street, and she
was delayed until a new equipment was
brought to her. She steamed down to the
anchorage off St. George In the after
noon and at 9:30 p. m. passed out of the
Hook.
The fleet, which consists of the warships
Connecticut, Kansas, Vermont, Missouri,
Wisconsin. New Hampshire, Minnesota,
Rhode Island, Nebraska and New Jersey,
is on Its way to Guantanamo Bay for tar
get practice.
FOGBOUND FLEET MOVES.
Ships Push In from Sandy Hook-
Wreck Reported.
A fleet r>f fogbound ships that had been
held at anchor o(T Sandy Hook came up
yesterday when the pall lifted. The Adri
atic, which was due here on Thursday,
landed her passengers shortly before noon,
and the Royal Mail liner Thames, which
was due here on Wednesday, did not get
up to her pier in tho North River until the
afternoon. She had her own troubles on
the way up tha coast, and was unable to
pick up her pilot yesterday until she had
entered the channel.
Captain Downs said it was the most dis
agreeable trip he had ever made to this
port. He said he ran into the fog on
Thursday night and was forced to change
his course to the southeast and then to
the northwest to keep away from the fog
bound coast. He said he heard ■whi t <tle3
all Rbout him on Thursday night. He re
ported having seen a steamship awash on
the shoal off Klre Island, near Jones's In
let, yesterday, and reported her as a ves
pel with two masts and one funnel, it is
believed that the. stranded vessel i» the
hulk of the Khoda. which went ashore two
>ears ago AVilliam Spiller. the American
contractor who was ordered out of the Re
puMlc of Panama, was not a passenger on
the Thames. It was said he had cancelled
his l>i>okiiiK
Annual Sale of
Men's Shoes
Kid, Calf, Patent Leather and **'"'" **" SALE PRICE
Winter Russets; also high-cut
Tan Grain Storm Shoes $6, $7 &$8 $4 75
Calf, Kid, Black Russia Calf and
Patent Leather $5 an( $ 6 $3 75
Patent Leather and Gunmetal
„ Calf •*••:• $3.50 &$4 $2.75
Over 300 different styles of
samples, all kinds of leathers
sizes 7 and 7* B $ 6 to $ g $375
Corresponding Reductions in
Women's & Children's Shoes
Alexander
SIXTH AVENUE AND NINETEENTH
SEARCH IN BOSTON
FOR MISS DKJASON.
Mysterious Man Appears in
the Case ere.
The mystery surrounding tad dl*ap??ar
anee of Miss Roberta. B. Dejanon and Fred
erick Cohen, the Philadelphia waiter, was
deepened v*>sf»rtlav when Ferdinand TV 1 *
janon. the father of the girl, asked the New
York police to renew their efforts to find
the missing; girl. Mr. D'janon directed the
search for his daughter from his home, at
No. 21 East 21sJ street.
Hhsj Dejanon and tb* walt-r have n«?en
traced to B hotel on th* West Side. wher«
it Is said they lived until Sunday afternoon.
At the same time It was learned that an
other man has been in direct communica
tion with the waiter, and also with Mrs.
Cohen, who has been making frequent trip*
from Philadelphia to New York. Mr. De
janon would not suggest th" name of thN
man. although he was able to recognize the
description.
In tracing th» latest clew, which may
lead to a hospital in this city. It was learned
that a man of swarthy complexion called
at the Hotel Bayard, in West 49th street,
on Thursday of last week. This man re
served a room for a man and woman who
registered as "F. Cone and wife, of Bos
ton."
Th© couple took possession of the room
on Now Year's Eve and stayed at th«» hotel
until Sunday afternoon, when they went in
a cab to the Fall River Line pier in
West street. During their stay they tele
phoned to the IIot«?l Bartho'di. at 23d street
and Broadway, which is near the house
occupied by Mr. Dejanon. Another tele
phone communication was had with the
Harlem Hospital.
The clerk at the Hotel Bayard again met
th* man who engaged tho room for "Mr.
an<l Mm Cone" on Thursday. thre» hour
after Mrs. Henrietta Cohen had identified
the signature as that of her husband. Thi*
tlmo tho stranger called for a muff which
had been left in the hotel by Mrs. Cohen.
lira. Cohen was tn the city on Thursday
when .«he said she had a clew which might
lpad to her husbands whereabouts. Sh*
also mentioned an engagement with a man
whose name sne would not divulge. The
woman left New York for Philadelphia
shortly after 10 o'clock that night. She had
dinner in a cafe adjoining the Bartho'.dl.
Philadelphia. Jan. t— Every on» connected
with th» search for Roberta B. De.ianon
denied to-day that the girl had been found.
Robert Buist. the wealthy grandfather of
the missing girl; Henry F. Walton, his at
torney, and the police officials all issued
denials of the report which gained wide
circulation last night.
The police are still running out clews
which they believe will lead to the finding
of the missing couple. A report that the
girl and her alleged companion are in Boa
ton is being investigated.
[By Tslegrraph to Th« Tribune.]
Boston. Jan. 7.— That Roberta B. D?janon
and Frederick Cohen, the Philadelphia
waiter, are either In Boston or on their
way here is the word received by Chief
Watts. This city Is being searched by th*
entire plainclothes and detective staff for
the girl.
Chief Watts heard from New York that
the elopers had left that city on the Fall
River liner Providence on Sunday night.
The Rhode Island capital is also being;
searched.
GREEK CHRISTMAS.
Prayers Offered for Czar at
Cathedral of St. Nicholas.
Christmas was celebrated in N«w York
yesterday by ton thousand Russian?. Greeks
and Syrians, in accordance with the Julian
calendar, which Is thirteen days later than
the Gregorian calendar. The observation
of the day was almost purely religious. an>l
services were held In two Orthodox Greek
churches and two Greek Catholic churches
in Manhattan.
As there are no seats in th* Greek ortho
dox churches, one thousand Russians stood
for two hours in tho Cathedral of St. Nich
olas, in East 97th street, while the liturgy
was chanted and a sermon delivered by the
pastor, the Rev. A. Hotovitsky. The ser
vice closed with a prayer for the safety of
Nicholas IT Czar of Russia.
For those who attended these aaailial
and those at the branch of the Cathedral
at No. ?M East 14th street, where the pas
tor is the Rpv. Peter J. Popoff. the day
ended six weeks of fasting. The home cele
brations, which began after the services,
consisted of elaborate feast?. Among those
who attended the branch church were
twelve Russian immigrant?, the members
of two families, who left Ellis Island in the
morning. Consequently it was their first
Christmas Day in the new land. They will
stay at the Russian Immigrants' Home,
which is under the charge of the Rev. M.r.
Popoff, until employircnt is found for them.
Two hundred Syrians gathered in the £f.
Nicholas Grcrk Orthodox Church. 1n Pacific
street, Brooklyn, at midnight, to b^gin tha
observation of the day. A l<*w and a high
mass were celebrated during the morning.
In the Syrian quarter business was dropped
for a day of devotion and festivity.
BOY HIT BY SNOW3ALL DIES.
John McCann, jr.. te n >eai» old. of N<v
S3 Vincent street. Newark, is dead at hi 3
home from spinal meningitis, the result of
a blow from a snowball on New Year's
Day. The boy and a number of others had
a snowball fight, and daring the batt> M---
Cann was struck on the back of tha neok.
He thought nothing of the blow until Tues
day, when he was seized with severe pains
at the base of the skull. The family doctor
was called and diagnosed the trouble as
meningitis. The boy died on Wednesday
nJsjht, and will he buried to-morrow.
OLD CHINESE
PORCELAINS
Special Exhibition
of
Rare and Unique Examples
Cottier Gallery
3 East 40th Street
FIND DIGGER'S BODY
Continued from flr«t par*.
face steadily toward the blue shoulder*
that ros<» and fell in the shaft. Again
the watchers closed around the opening.
Then two men at the bottom were on
their knees, shovelling rapidly. Then
another broken scrap of wood came up;
then a glance of a workman over hie
shoulder toward the tenement window;
then faster digging. , the earth shoved
hastily aside In the bottom of the hole;
then a stop, and a raised hand.
A ladder was set in the shaft for th*
Inspector, who stooped and looked and
came out hurriedly. The group bro'*»
up; reporters ran to telephones, th* po
lice sent for the Coroner, and then the
men went en with their work, pushing
the shaft still deeper. It was S o'clock
when the Coroner came. The street was
yellow with the flare of a huge gas torch
that burned between th«» mound 3of
sand. The Coroner dM n&t stay long in
the shaft, but went at once to tell tho
wife what had been found.
Only the feet of a man. crossed and
held together under the crumbling earth,
were uncovered at one side of the shaft
It seemed that the man lay with hi*
head to iho south, his body tamed. ••
right angles to th» first course of his
burrow. That he was dead *< -»ure.
Nothing more could be learned till a
third shaft had been sunk to the sorrth
of the second one. The widow's identi
fication would be sufficient, and the po
lice were told to give the body to her.
When found Flnkelstein*3 body was
huddled up. with his hands before hl3
face, clasping the trowel with which h*
had been digging the tunnel, a candla
and matchbox were found in his porTc
et3. There ere no wounds on the body.
It. was carried up to the rooms which h<»
had occupied with his family. An aaMhß>
taker was summoned, but he refused to
perform any services until sunset t">
day. when the Jewish Sabbath ends.
When the four laborers who had car
ried the body upstairs deposited it on a
sofa. Mrs. Finkclstein looked at It
closely.
"It's my man." she gasped, fainted,
and fell over on the body.
When she was revived she again posi
tively identified the body as that of her
husband.
BINGHAMTON HAS $100,000 FIBE.
Blaze at Cold Storage Building Gi7«a
Firemen Hard Fight.
Binehamton. X. T.. Jan. ".—Fire which
did rtCO.OV) to $1:5.000 damage started ta
the seven story building of dM Birghaanton
Cold Storage Company in this city at :> '■>
o'clock this afternoon and was not under
control until 10 o'clock to-night.
In the building were stored butter worth
$30,000. eggs worth f+'.ooo. cheese worth
$3,000. apples worth $I.«X>. furs worth $3.<Y>>
or $4,000 and other articles. What the lo»<*
to these articles is cannot be. told definitely
until later, but ail of them are ruined or
badly damaged. The loss to the building;
will amount to $25,000. . . : •
EATS 30 EGGS IN 22 MINUTES
Boston Student Wins Wager, but 13
Confined to the House.
[By Telegraph •-•» Th; Trtbuss.l
Cambridge. Mas 3.. Jan. 7. — Geor^a
Churchill Kennedy, a student of the Ma.'
sachusetts Institute of Technology. i 3 pain
fully sick at his home in BrookUne a3 a
result of eating thirty egg 3 in twem ■
minutes on a wager with G. Gordon Gla
zier, a fellow student. Th* esrg eating con
test took place at the Technology Union.
Glazier bet Kennedy $10 that he could not
eat thirty eggs in thirty minute?. Ken
nedy took the bet and began th« stunt He
completed the wager and won the bet. with
eight minutes to spare and went jauntily
home. To-day he is confined to the honse.
but the- $10 will pay the. doctor's bill. 1: is
believed.
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Educational Exhibition ' of Flowers
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