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Wife Had Identified Body as
His, and Was Alone in Grief.
When He Appeared.
To « men come the ****** of «
t/ming to the loved one at home : after
Arrived at his home at supper time last .
nght after having been absent .nee De-
Snir27. to find his wife preparing sup- )
£?£ one and his home in disorder,
with suggestions of a funeral around the
"STth disappeared on the night of De-
JSJS and his wife, two daughters
anT on-in-law hunted in almost every
Jiplttl Police nation and morgue in
STSS ?or him. On January 8 the
S; and son-in-law. Michael Trainer of
V; 427 East 17th street, visaed the
BeTlevue morgue and saw the body of a
Zn which had been found on the
Bowery on the night of January ...
The wife and son-in-law looked at the
body for several minutes, but could not
ro'itively identify it as that of the miss
ing man. Doubts wavered, however,
when the mill finger of the right hand
on the body was found to be crooked
and when the wife , discovered a scar en
the right leg. Both physical peculiari
ties were possessed by the missing man. j
The woman refused to make positive j
identification because the clothing was ,
cf different cut and of poorer quality ,
than that of her husband. The two left
the morgue practically convinced, how
On January 7 Mrs. Smith. Trainer and
his wife, visited the morgue again and
decided that the body was that of
Smith, despite the difference in cloth
ing. The family told an undertaker to
take charge of the body and turned over
to him a life insurance policy for $200.
The funeral was held Sunday morning.
Many friends attended the funeral and |
the burial in Calvary Cemetery. Through
loans from friends and relatives Mr?.
Smith was abie to appear dressed in
proper mourning, because the sudden |
call for funeral expenses found her
financially cmbarrased.
After the funeral. Mr? Smith, her two
daughters and Trainer returned home
and the wife prepared to take up her
1 .<■«, alon*. She almost collapsed several
tim^F on Sunday, and yesterday, when
the fail import' of her supposed loss came
over n*>r.
With her grief came loss of appetite, !
but the common sense of the daughters
and Trainer overcame the inclination to
neglect eating, and Mrs. Smith was per
suaded to reconcile herself to the be
reavement enough to get supper. - *
She was preparing a meal for herself
last night and, thinking of the days gone
ry and of Smith, who had always been
a rood provider, when a brisk, familiar
fipp Bounded in the hallway outside of
the door. Mrs. Smith stopped her work
ever the kitchen range for a moment to
BCten. As she did so the door flew open
and her husband strode into the room
tmilinc. The surprise weakened the
woman and she fainted in her husband's
trm= Smith, wondering at his wife's
ailment and at th*» darkened, disordered
and Bower strewn rooms, revive his
*ifp an] c*ked her what the trouble
waa Mrs. Smith, dazed and almost in
clined to doubt her own eyes, told the
«tory of the identification of the body
st thf morgxie and of the funeral. Then
Smith told his story.
He said he became ill la the street on
the night of January 5 and went to the
Bellevue dispensary for treatment. The
r-hysicians there decided to send him to
the City Hospital on BlackweU*a Isl
and, and he went there, assured by the
dortr.rs that his family would lie told.
The days that passed were lonely ones
for Smith, for none of the members of
his family called to see him. and he be
came convinced that the family had for
gotten him. It n<--ver occurred to him
that the doctors would fail to toll his
Smith wag discharged from the hos
pital yeaterday. and instead of goin;?
right home, knowing that his wife
morked until 6 o'clock, he went to his
old • ice of employment. ' He was greet
ed with surprise there, but he never sus-
P'-cttd that he had been taken for dead.
after finding that his job was still his.
Smith returned to hi* home and the
tcene with the wife followed.
The body of the man buried in Calvary
Cemetery as Smith's will be exhumed
at til* city's expense and returned to
we Morerue. Th" insurance policy was
by the undertaker to the fam
'iy, and the Smiths will have to bear
to* expense of the funeral.
Flushing Girl Did Marry
Chauffeur— With Him Now.
Miss Margaret Leavitt, daughter of G.
Howland Leavitt, a wealthy resident of
Hushing, was secretly married In Jersey
« :'y on Sunday to her ehaufft-ur, James
■Mllen, according to a statement given
°Ut last night by Cord Meyer, jr.. a Bon-in-
Jaw of Mr. Leavitt. After persistent re-
Port* about the marriage of Miss Leavitt
arcoUted yesterday in Flushing and Bay
■•«. where the Leavftta have their sum
«er home. Shore Acres, the facts were ob
i&lned at the Leavitt home. No. 143 BowM
iv ;' nu(l . 1 "lushing. last night.
-Mr Meyer said Miss Leavitt returned to
WT home yesterday morning. She said
-at she had Married ismollen In Jersey
gx °* Sunday. Following a conference
1111 hrh ' r Parents, she left the house, ap
parently to join Smollen in this city, where
■ay are supposed to have started on their
Swollen, who |p twenty-one years old,
, -* employed last summer to drive Miss
rrtu ■^ automobile. He did this work
♦vi a few weeks ago. when he gavr: up
'•Mob and went to NWN W y ork aB an auto
n«.ile demonstrator. He , Jves 1,, Baysl do,
hM. "JO* nCL a <**«»««* for James J. Cor
*#L the pu«l!lst.
-hIT.^2: Wh ° Is 'nty-rtve years
2•« * fll known in Hushing and Dayside.
■M < * a **<*"«« enOuMUat. horsewoman
A*u.rl fond of automoWltnr. Her father In
■ m*4 in many Ms corporations.
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To-morrow, fair; variable wind*
Decision Criticises Cost of Con
demning Ash oka ji Land.
Pnuphkoopsio. X. V., Jan. 10.— The
third consecutive decision handed down
by justices of the state Supremo Court
in criticism of tho excessive cost of con
demning lands by commission was filed
by Justice Morsehauser, at Goshen, to
day. The other opinions were rendered
respectively at Troy, in the matter of
the Ashokan dam, and at New York, in
the matter of the widening of Riverside
justice Bforacbauaer'a Aedaton to-day
reduces from $4,ir>O to $2,t>.~»0 each the
allowances of three commissioners ap
pointed by him to condemn property in
Oranpe County for the aqueduct which
is to carry water from the Catskills to
New York City. The justice demands
an itemized account of the commission
ers' expenses, of their awards to claim
ants and of the disbursements and wit
ness foes, and arraigns property owners
who try to collect excessive amounts.
"The property owner," says the opin
ion. 'Ms entitled to just, fair and rea
sonable compensation, and no more."
The three commissioners directed to
render accounts are George M. Hine.
formerly Mayor of Poughkeopsie; Ru
dolph Block, of New York, who was ac
tive in Judge Gaynor^s behalf in the re
cent campaign, and Frank V. Leeds, of
Walden, Orange County.
Rudolph Block, who writes under the
name of "Bruno Lessinp." came into public
notice durlnsr the last city election because
of his activities in behalf of William J.
Gayrtor, and was known as the "Katzen
jammer Kid Editor." He stated that W.
R. Hearst. Gaynor's opponent in the con
test for Mayor, had promised the present
Mayor his support, no matter what ticket
the latter was nominated on. Early last
summer Mr. Block was appointed an aque
duct commissioner.
Chief Croker Gives Commis
sioner Dashing Run.
Rhinelander Waldo, the ne^v Fire Com
missioner, had his baptism of fire la«t
night, when he sat beside Chief Croker
in the latter's official automobile and
wa.« whisked from Great Jones street
to West 2">th street in record breaking
Commissioner Waldo was on a tour
of inspection with his secretary, Win
field Sheehan, in the lower section of the
city, and about 9 o'clock they arrived
at Chief Croker's headquarters, in Great
Jones street. After viewing the build
ing Commissioner Waldo was chatting
with the chief when an alarm came ii
from No. 4."» West L'.">th street.
Crokcr ordinarily does not respond to
a one alarm fire, but he asked Mr.
Waldo if he would like to ride to the
(Ire with him. The Commissioner as
sented and with' his secretary, climbed
aboard Croker's big 1 red car.
There was a screech from the exhaust
valve, followed by a blinding burst of
flame and a mighty slump forward, and
they were on their way. The Commis
sioner was flattened against the back of
his seat by the force of the wind, and
•was trying to draw a full breath of air
■when the car gave a final snort and
came to a stop. Although Commissioner
Waldo expressed his pleasure at the ox
pertence, he did not volunteer to take the
return trip with Chief Crokor. The loss
was estimated at $30,000.
Posed as Moving Picture Men
While Police Looked On.
[By Teleßraph to The Tribune!
Philadelphia, Jan. 10.— Two enterprising:
burglars with a camera po.sed as moving
picture men and got away while two open
mouthed policemen stood admiringly by.
The men told : lie policemen who saw them
breaking Into the home of William Israel,
No. ISI7 North Sth street, that they were
"pulling off the job" for a well known
moving picture concern of this city. Mrs.
John Martzell, a neighbor, told Mrs. Israel
about it when the latter returned home.
Then it was discovered that the "actors"
had gathered up several hundred dollars'
worth of jewelry. As a matter of fact, the
picture concern had actually engaged the
bouse for such an act, but the thieves were
ahead of the programme.
Borough President Miller Won't Allow
Smoking in the Municipal Building.
There is mourning In The Bronx to-day
and there is a gnashing of teeth, and the
reason thereof lies In the posting of many
notices yesterday in The Bronx Municipal
Building, at Tremont and Third avenues,
to the effect that there Is to be no more
smoking in the building. The order is
signed by Cyrus C. Miller, the new Presi
dent of the Borough.
In addition lo this disconcerting order,
Mr. Milkr gave ribtlce that every employe
must Ret to work at 9 o'clock in the morn
ing and remain until r> in the afternoon, !n-
Htcad of from 9 to 4 o'clock, as has been
the custom.
President Miller has accepted the resig
nations of Josiah A. Uriels, chief engineer
of The Bronx; Superintendent Albert H.
Lebenau, of the Department of Buildings,
and Peter J. Stumpf, Superintendent of
Orders Resumption of Stage Traffic on
Riverside Drive.
In a laconic message to his new park
commissioner, Charles B. Stover, Mayor
Oaynor yesterday started proceedings look
ing toward the direct reversal of former
Park Commissioner Smith's ruling that
the Fifth avenue motor stages injured the
foliage of Riverside Drive. The letter to
Commissioner Stover reads:
Please let steps be taken for th« im
mediate resumption of the running of the
fctages on Riverside Drive from 72<1 Htreet
to the viaduct, unless there is sufficient
reason to report to. the contrary. That
fine drive wad made by the city for all
and not for a few.
Last April, after numerous arrests of the
molor-Etage chauffeurs lor operating ve
hicles «xceedlns U " feet in height on a
parkway. Park Commissioner Smith forced
the . Mppeny to ceaeo operations on River-
Bide Dri.-e from 72d street north, though
their franchise permitted them to run their
Btag^a through to Grant's Tomb.
pre-eminently the Florida Route.
Atlantic Coast Line It. It., the standard
railway ot the South. i'"iii Kreat train*
daily ■>■■■' A - M.l ' ■•■'■• 3:25 ■>"■' D::': I", M
Broadway, corner 30Ul St.— Advt.
Washington's Treatment of
EiV-Soldicr Said to Have
Been Justified.
John R. Early was pronounced suc
cessively "a probable leper" and outright
"a leper" in the report which was offered
to the Society of Medical Jurisprudence
hy a committee of three physicians and
two lawyers at Its meeting last night.
The debate, warm and bordering- on the
personal, lasted for an hour and a half.
The society finally decided, by a divided
vote, to refer the report back to the com
mittee, with the request to hear such
further evidence and make such further
Investigations as Dr. L. Duncan Bulkley,
who has championed Early's cause, may
The turn was an unexpected one for
Early's friends, who have been fight
ing for more than a year to free him
from the stigma which was attached to
him by the Washington report that he
had the disease. For ten months he was
kept in quarantine in Washington, and
has since been free in New York. His
present whereabouts are not known.
The members of the committee are
Theodore Sutro, A. Delos Kneeland, Dr.
Eberhard V. Dietrich, Dr. Eberhard D.
Fisher and Dr. Reynold Webb Wilcox.
Their report was accompanied by a mass
of documents labelled from "Exhibit A"
to "Exhibit L," including corespondence
on the case, the reports of specialists and
other data. They summarize as follows:
The medical members of this commit
tee found John R. Early to be a probable
leper on clinical examination because of
areas of pigmentation and anaesthesia,
and thickening of both ulnar nerves
which he presented.
Th^y find him a leper because of the
demonstration by Dr. Kreuder of the
bacilli of leprosy in preparations made
from his skin and which have been iden
tified and confirmed by Drs. Dittrich,
For dyer, Whitehouse and Morrow.
The legal members of the. committee.
in view of the foregoing: findings of th«
medical members, and of the record and
exhibits herewith presented, find that the
nation taken with reference to John R.
Early by the authorities at Washington
was within the provisions of the inter
state quarantine regulations of the
United States, making leprosy a quar
sntinable disease.
The discussion began with a rush. As
pnon as Mr. Rutro had finished reading.
Dr. Henry Russell sprang to his feet
and said:
"I should like to ask if all the experts
who were consulted saw Mr. Early. Did
Dr. Morrow see him personally?"
Dr. Dittrich replied that Dr. Morrow
had examined a specimen of Early's
skin, but had not seen him personally.
"It is with the greatest reluctance,'"
said Dr. Bulkley. "that I must dissent from
the finding? of the committee. After a
study of the patient for nine months, 1
must still declare that there is no evi
dence that he has leprosy. In the Ha
waiian Islands a suspected leper is al
lowed to have his private physician with
him during: his examination, which
must take piace before a board of five
physicians If the physician objects to
a finding of leprosy he may demand a
Beeond investigation. At this rehearing
two reputable bacteriologists must pass
independently upon different specimens
of skin, and each must rind evidence of
"I must beg of ym that yon accord to
n white citizen who has served his coun
try for nine years in the army us full
a hearing an is given to any native of
our 'sland territory.
"At the first examination, when Early
was stripped. Dr. Fisher found no traces
(«f anaesthesia, and there were no exter
nal symptoms of leprosy," <
Dr. Fisher corrected Dr. Bulkley'.s
statement as to his findings, saying that
ho had found evidence of slight anaes
thesia, but that as a member of tho
committee he was ready to reconsider
the report. A. Delos Kneeland, one of
the legal member?, dissented emphati
"It seenis to me," he *aid, "that w>
have heard more or les.s criticism of
the committee. Referring back to a
committee seems to moan that the body
has not confidence in the committee. We
came to this conclusion unanimously,
with gr'at regret and sympat: / for Mr.
Poorer. Girls to Conduct Co-operative
Housekeeping at College.
IBy Tclrf-rapli U> Th« Tribune.]
Boston, Jan. 10.— In order to assist the
poorer girls who attend Smith College to
pet through that Institution with the least
possible expense, a new hall will bo built,
called Tenney Hall, where the poorer .stu
dents will be. housed and fed under tho
principles of a soclallHtic community.
All expenses will be shared by the occu
pants of tho hall, who will contribute just
enough per capita to maintain the bare cost
of running the establishment. Under this
system of co-operative housekeeping each
girl or group of girls in turn will be called
on to do the housework or the cooking,
thus avoiding tho cost of • servants. Tho
entire system will be under the supervision
of the college president, who expects that
by this means college expenses will be cut
In two.
Juniors Plan to Eliminate Extravagant
Use of Flowers.
New Haven, Jan. 10. -After many at
tempts of previous committees the prome
nade committee of the present Junior class
at Viile bun adopted a plan by whirl, thf
great expense of flowers at the pronunaK
for chaperons and partners will he abol
When the juniors applied to-day for tick
ets to the promenade they were forced to
6lgn a pledge that they would give no
Sowera, otherwise were not allowed to
obtain the tickets. Th« rule applies this
y<;ti to the play on Saturday night chapel
exercises the concert, the Junior german,
• ■ proraenan* itself and all tt* feativttiei
ii is oat I mat*" that th« snvltio: '<> - •'"' '
member attending the Junior pmm. win
Hveragi aoout <10.
Nothing ' Tll)|r ""' '"■■ |l " "'"^ ■""' '■' "vf
H T. Dewcy & SonaCo., Us Fulton fat-. ■».».
— ! A<J\l.
Crowd Cheers Madly at His
Antics in S Flights — Slight
Accidents on First Day.
Los Angeles. Jan. 10. — Making >i sud
den and dramatic appearance while the
twenty thousand spectators at t,he in
ternational aviation meet, which opened
here to-day, were watching the slow
flight of two dirigible balloons at Avia
tion Park, Louis Paulhan threw the great
throng into a frenzy of enthusiasm by a
spectacular flight of eight minutes thirty
seconds in a Farman biplane. He added
to the feat two other flights, one of
twenty-nine minutes two seconds, and
one of ten minutes two seconds.
The first day of the meet was devoted
to preliminary trials and flights to give
aeronauts and aviators a chance to shake
down their machines. (Jurtiss gave an
exhibition in a new and untried machine,
in which Clifford B. Harmon later made
some short flights. Charles E. Willard,
in the Curtiss No. 1, also made a success
ful flight, and several times Roy Knaben
shue and Lincoln Beachey ascended in
two small dirigibles and manoeuvred
their craft, but nothing to thrill the
crowd occurred until Paulhan's flight.
Beachey and Knabenshue were pilot-
Ing their dirigibles around the course
when the Frenchman appeared suddenly
out of a gulley hidden from the grand
stand, circled the course three times,
vent out across country, came back over
the grandstand and aiighted in the centre
of the field.
Paulhan was cheered madly. Men
nhoutcd themselves hoarse, while women
applauded and waved handkerchiefs.
Paulhan danced gayly into his tent.
At 1 o'clock Glenn H. Curtiss opened
the international meet with the first
flight in a new monoplane. Leaving the
ground in front of the grandstand, the
craft rose gently to the west, made a
short flight up the course, returned and
alighted at the starting point. The dis
tance, estimated by the judges at five
furlongs, was covered in 28:03 seconds,
the greatest height reached being fifty
feet. The machine, was under perfect
control, and the American was loudly
Next Charles F. Wi!iard appeared in
his Curtiss aeroplane No. 1. and after a
short preliminary flight attempted to
circle the official course, which is a trifle
more than a mile and a half long. Ris
ing to a height of seventy feet he main
tained this altitude until half the dis
tance had been travelled, when his motor
.gave out and ho descended. He. was in
the air 1 minute 23 seconds. After
a readjustment of the motor, Willard
arose again and completed the course.
Curtiss, using the machine with which
he had made the previous flight, cir
cled the field, an estimated distance of
one and one-eighth mile.s, in 1:51. His
maximum altitude was two hundred
Lincoln Brachey and Roy Knabenshue
appeared with their dirigible balloons,
sailing directly over the grandstand at
a height of two hundred feet against a
stiff breeze, and returning at high
speech with the wind at. their backs.
The frail cigar-shaped balloons were
under the control of the pilots, who de
f=( ended to earth without a jar.
Before this time the crowd had he
gun to inquire for Paulhan. "We can
not do any rhing with that Frenchman,"
said Richard Ferris, master of cere
monies. "He pays no attention to rules
and regulations or to the course laid
out for the flights. I would not be sur
prised to see him appear suddenly on
his machine through the top of his
That was almost what Paulhan did.
While the spectators were watching the
flight of the dirigibles a Farman biplane
was taken quietly from the Paulhan
tent down Into a gully hidden from
view. Just when Knabenshue ami
Keachey wore passing over the grand
stand on their return and when every
neck was craned backward, there was a
sudden shout and out of the gullcy shot
Paulhan, the motor of his Farman hum
ming at a tremendous rate.
He swung around the cour.se and came
down before the grandstand at high
speed. He gesticulated first with the
right hand and then the left, and at
times he let go the steering wheel and
waved both arms and shouted to the
Circling the full course once, Paulhan
began a second round, but stopped at the
hcil f- way pole to cut across the field
straight for the grandstand. Suddenly
veering, he described another circle.
finally disappearing from view to the
north behind the grandstand. He soared
this way and that in the adjacent coun
try, again heading directly for the ataad,
which he cleared from behind, passing
only a few feet above the top seats. He
shouted greetings to tho dodging crowd
beneath. Passing out on the field, the
machine descended in front of Paulhan's
' Paulhan had remained in the air eight
and one-half minutes and sailed three
and three-quarters miles. His highest
altitude was a hundred and fifty feet.
While the dirigibles were preparing
for their second flight, the irrepressible
Frenchman started on another journey.
Covering the full course in 2:072-5, he
started around again and neared the
starting point just un Knabenshue's bal
loon had caught the wind at the head of
the stretch and was coming along at
high speed.
1 ";i iilhun'.s aeroplane shot upward, and
soon was directly over the dirigible. The
two craft raced with the wind .it their
backs, the Frenchman soon distancitiK
Continuing his night at high speed.
Paulhun gave a thrilling exhibition . of
control. He darted this way and that,
ascended suddenly a 1 1 < 1 shot- downward
until it seemed that ho must wreck Mi
aeroplane against the earth. Where
group of men had gathered on the HaM,
he scattered them with dips of the ma-
luuiiuurd un nn uud page.
Travelled Thousands of Miles
— Letter from Waiter Pro
tested Against Elopement.
Chicago. Jan. 10.— Living as father
and daughter, "Roberta Buist Dejanon.
seventeen years old. a Philadelphia
heiress, and FVederlc Cohen, a former
waiter at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel,
who eloped from Philadephia on Decem
ber 29, were found and arrested late to
They were discovered by drt^. tives in
a rooming house at No. »!S West Supe
rior street, on the north side of the city.
When policemen entered the house Miss
Dejanon was playing with the pet dog
which she took with her when she dis
appeared with Cohen, who is forty
three years old and married. Cohen was
reading in an adjoining room.
The couple were taken to the Chicago
avenue police station. Cohen at first
protested against arrest. He soon ad
mitted his identity, however, and |oaa
Dejanon. sobbing bitterly, pleaded with
the police to restore her to her parents.
Cohen and Miss Dejanon reached Chi
cago on Thursday and rented a room in
a boarding house conducted by Mr?.
Frank Perrin. Cohen introduced the
girl as his daughter Alice. He identified
himself as Robert King, and said he wa3
a barber Just arrived from Montreal in
search of work.
The girl when questioned by the offi
cers at the police station after she had
admitted her identity, said that she and
Cohen had reached Chicago with only
$1 60, and that she gave Cohen a brace
let and a necklace, which he pawned to
procure money to live on. Their arrest
followed a report to the police in the
afternoon by Mrs. Perrin. who had seen
pictures of the eloping pair in the news
papers, and suspected that her new
boarders were the missing Philadelphia
Cohen is locked up to-night at the
Chicago avenue station, where he stated
ho would waive extradition papers. The
Philadelphia police were advised to
come to Chicago for the prisoner. Mi?s
Dejanon and her dog were taken to the
women's department of th« Harrison
street police station.
Cohen vehemently denied that any
harm had come to Mi3S Dejanon since
she fled with him from her home. He
outlined the route taken to evade capt
ure. They went from Philadelphia to
New York City on December 129, re
maining there, pnly a few Ivmits. They
went by train to Montreal, where they
took a train for St. John. N. B. There
they boarded a steamer for England.
At Halifax they abandoned the sea voy
age and went to Boston by rail. From
Boston they came to Chicago, con
vinced that no one had any idea of their
Tn the possession of Miss Dejanon the
police fo'ind several letters, some ad
dressed to her parents and one written
to her by Cohen, dated December 14. In
this the waiter begged the girl to think
twice before eloping with him. This let
ter was as follows:
My Dear Roberta: After thinking the
matter over thoroughly I came to the
conclusion that, having nothing but your
welfare and future happiness in mind,
to show you really the first time since I
have known you how honest my love for
you is. by advising you not to make the
step which you will later regret, and
which will disgrace you and make you
unhappy in the future.
You know that I love you a s I never
loved a woman before — furthermore, you
know in your own heart that toward you
I am strictly on the level and I am will
ing to sacrifice my future happiness only
in ord«r to do the right and square
thing by you.
Think matters over and weigh every
thing conservatively, and vnu will find
out that my motives toward you are as
pure and honorable as only a man can
be toward the girl he really and devot
edly loves. To take you away from
here just to gratify a whim, regardless
of the disastrous consequences to your
self, would show me up only as a coward
and not worthy of having the love of
such an angel as yourself.
Think this over. 1 know you will re
spect and trust me that much more for
what I am sacrificing. By going away
now with you — in my position— would
ruin your whole future — our future. I
would rather dio like a dog than harm
you or be the cause of any harm or
shadow to fall on you. If you can see
my noble motives in the right light you
will appreciate me that much more and
only can respect me. even if you can
never learn to love me. I will talk this
matter over fully with you yet, and « ill
try to convince you that the only reason I
won't consent to take you away is be
cause I am a man of principle and honor
and because I really love you.
The letter, unsigned, was written on
stationery of the Bellevue-Stratford Hu
tel and was mailed to Miss Dejanon at
her grandfather's address in Philadel
A letter written by Miss Dejanon to
her father, Ferdinand Dejanon, a bro
ker, of No. -1 K.tst -Ist street, New
York, and which she had not yet mailed,
was ulso found.
In this it was revealed that the girl
might be contemplating suicide, and she
asks that Cohen's wife forgive her for
coaxing her husband to go away with
her so that she would not have to attend
a. private school at Bryn Maw r. where
she was to have been sent on January 3.
Her unmalled letter to her father, dated
January 0. reads: . - V*.;-
My Dear Father: I can't tell you how
much grieved I am to have caused you
and grandpa so much worriment and
trouble; but I went away because I did
not want to go out to that school, nor
did I want to .stay in Philadelphia, As I
could not fin myself. I persuaded Fred
to go with me. us he has always been so
kind and good to me; hut before leaving
he swore over mamma's grave that he
would never wrong me In any way and
that he would treat dm as though I
wan his daughter.
He has proven himself a gentleman,
for he has kept all of his promises; and
I can only speak<ln the highest terms for
him. for he la a good hearted man. It is
all nonsense for them to say i was In
love with him.. for thai is not so. I ' only
cared fc>r him as ■ dear old friend. .If
we are caught 1 am going to kill myself
as I could not bear to go back again.
Continued on tecond pug*. »
Daughters of Leopold to Re
. ceive $4,000,000.
Brussels. Jan. 10.— The . Inheritance of tb«
Princesses Louise. Stephanie and Clem
entine, th« daughters of the late King
Leopold. is now estimated at abouS J4.000.000.
. It Is announced that Princess Louise has
paid oft h#r creditors in part.
Greeted by Neighbors on Re
turn Home.
Ringhamton. N. V.. Jan. I<\— Twenty
five years ago to-day Jotham P. Allds
came to Norwich a poor boy to begin the
study of law. When he returned home
this morning, the first time since his
election last week as temporary president
of the state Senate, he was grreted by
several hundred Norwich citizens, irre
spective of party, who escorted him to
his home. Hubert C. Stratton, Demo
cratic county judge, rode in the carriage
with Senator Allds. In thanking his
friends for their hearty greeting. Sen
ator Allds said:
"Do not congratulate me on having at
tained the cares and responsibilities of
the office. Pray for me. rather, that I
may make good."
Wild Chase After Alleged
Thief Joined by Croud.
With the arrest of William Robinson.
a negro, of No. '..'IT West b'Jd street. Cap
tain Thompson of the West »ißth street
station believes that he has a prisoner
on whom he can hang several of the so
called "dinner burglaries" that have
taken place recently in his precinct.
Robinson wa3 brought in by Bicycle
Patrolman Donnelly last night on com
plaint of DeWitt B. Harris, of No. lo."»
West T.'Jd street, who had pursued him
from his rooms to the Hotel Ansonia.
Harris and his wife went home last
night about 6:30 o'clock. Harris noticed
that a light was burning on the third
floor, whers his rooms are. He ran up
the stairs and found his door open.
There was no one to be seen, but as he
opened a cloaat door a negro rushed at
him, branishing a screw driver. Al
though unarmed Harris grappled with
the Intruder, but was thrust aside. The
n»gro then ran down the stairs with
Harris in pursuit, knocking down Mrs.
Harris down on the way.
Out into the street they went and in
front of the Ansonia Harris got near
enough to |]m negro to trip him. The
latter went down in a heap, with a hun
dred pursuers on top of him. and at
the station it was found that a cut in his
head would require several stitches, and
that his right arm was broken. Dr. Hin
ton. of Flower Hospital, attended him.
In his pockets were found a number of
articles of jewelry valued at several
hundred dollars, ao-ording to the police.
Aged Man I'nderucnt 500
Skin Grafting Operations.
fßy Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Boston, Jan. 10 — Levi G. Perry h dead
in the Maiden Hospital after a fight of
ten years in that institution to recover
from terrible burns received while super
intending the destruction of ?ypsy moth
nests. During that time h»> had under
gone more than five hundred operations
of skin grafting.
Mr. Perry was burned about the hips
and legs. From his own arms eighty
pieces <yf skin were taken at various
times, and these the physicians attempt
ed to grow on his legs. From his son
fifty pieces of skin were taken, from four
nephews a total of V2~t pieces of skin
w^ere taken, and the remainder, to make
up the 888 l were from patients in the
hospital who from time to- time volun
teered to help the plucky old man who
was putting up such a fight for his life.
Mr Perry died through lack of vital
ity, which was constantly decreased be
cause of the many attempts to graft new
skin upon him.
To Establish New Restaurant in the
Long Acre Building.
The Messrs. Shanley, who are proprietors
of Shanley's restaurant. Broadway, near
4^d street, leased yesterday from the Astor
estate nine thousand square feet of the
ground floor of the Putnam Building, gen
erally called the l.oncacre Building, at
Broadway, between 4;;<i and Wtli streets.
The work on the building will begin soon.
and $2.~>0.000 will he spent on the new res
taurant, which will open about June 1.
The lease held by the Shanley brothers
on their present place expires this year.
The property will be improved hy the erec
tion of a new building.
Husband Must Account to Wife for His
Time, Judge Decides.
I By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Pittsburß, Jan. 10. —Judge Josiah Cohen
in the divorce court here to-day practically
decided that a wife is entitled to know just
where a husband spends his time when he
is away from home for forty-eisht hours,
if he refuses to give a legitimate excuse for
his absence. • *
Mrs. Rosmi Pasetti had testified that her
hualMafl' had remained frvm home two
nlghH She said he refused to tell h. r
whaM he had been. "He pafaaai to t. M
yon anything aix>ut it," said Judge Cohen;
"well it Isnt aeceeaao for you to i?lve any
"well, It isn't Bjaet ajaaj fm *M to give any
is pl.nntiff In tho i a
May Come to the United States Next
London, Jan. 10.— Chancellor Lloyd-George
is likely to visit the United States next
Bummer as the guest of the Welsh Society,
whose- Invitation. it is understood, he has
He will be accompanied by Sir Samuel
Thomas Evans, the. Solicitor General, and
William .Abraham and William Jones,
members of Parliament from Glamorgan
shire and Carnavonshlre, respectively.
is the 18-hour train to Chicago, that holds
the record for rcKulartty. It leaves New
York '3:ss to-day ami arrives Chicago I •■
to-morrow morning, 'phone "1032 Madison
Square."— Advt.
':■ NOW
In City of N»w Yotlu
I>t«»t ( itr and '
H*bek«B.' '
Bit* Will Carry Fight Against
Cannon to Finish — Camus
Will Be Stormy.
[From The Tribune Bureau.!
Washington. Jan. 10.— The Republican
insurgents in both branches of Congress
are now attired in fighting garb, and an
early clash between them and the regu
lars seems inevitable. The leaders la
the Senate and the House express them
selves as gratified that an issue is to be
made early in the session, for they e
gard it as important that lines shall -b«
drawn before plans for the -winter*
legislative programme are definitely
A statement declaring the allege '
tempt to read them out of th-s Repub
lican party unfair and malicious. " ar.i
attacking Speaker Cannon's admin tra
tlon to the House of Representative* as
"the climax of autocratic control." wa»
issued after a meeting of the in?urgfat
Republican members of th« Hou-- 1 to
They decline to be put out of the Re
publican party by the regulars and an
nounce their purpose to carry the fight
against the Speaker of the House or
ganization to a finish. The statement
"In the effort to becloud the real issue,
an unfair and mahC'Ous attempt is be
ing made to represent us as »DDosed to
President Taft's administration and oo'
icios. There is not even a semblance o*
truth in this accusation. Without excep
tion, we are firm supporters of Raoub
lican doctrines and President Taft's ad
"We are banded together for a single
purpose, and no other. Our sole aim »3
a body is to restore to the House of
Representatives complete power of legis
lation in accordance with the will of a
majority of its members.
"We are striving to destroy the system
of autocratic control which has reached
its climax under the present Speaker."
After days of vacillating and con
ferring, most of the House insurgents
have decided that they will not attend
any party caucus which may be called
for the purpose of electing members of
the Ballinger-Pinchot Investigating
committee. , . .. .• .
There was anger at the Capitol to
day when- the insurgents read the press
notices sent out by the Republican Con-
Committee, in which the atti
tude of that committee toward men who
refuse to be regular was clearly defined.
That this anger will result in a stormy
session of the Republican caucus on
Wednesday night seems certain. This
caucus has been called for the purpose
of reorganizing the Congressional Com
mittee, and it is expected that all mem
bers of the House elected as Republi
cans will be present. Although the call
provides for no other business, it ia pos
sible that the caucus may take up th%
Question of selecting the committee to
investigate the General Land Office and
the Forest Service.
A significant sidelight was thrown on,
the methods of the insurgents at to-day' 3
session of the Senate. Senator Dick had
read a letter signed by Senators Cum
mins-, La Follette. Bristow and Clapp in
dorsing as the Washington press a?<?nt
of the progressive movement Colonel
John J. Hannan. private secretary to
Senator La Follette. It appears that Mr.
Hannan, who is Mr. La Follette's chief
publicity boomer, has arranged to fur
nish the Western Newspaper Union
with a dally and weekly Washing
ton letter. This agency is endeavor-
Ing to enlarge it 3 list of newspaper sub
scribers, and Senators Cummins. La Fol
lette, Bristow and Clapp volunteerd to
assist in the effort. Mr. Dick said that
copies of the letters signed by the four
Senators had been sent in great number
to editors in his state. He announced
that, at a later date, he might have
something to say on this subject. The
letter, which is written on official Seaat*)
paper, reads as follows:
0 We are pleased to know that you hava
arranged with Colonel John J. Hannan
to furnish you with a daily and weekly
Washington letter from the point of •view
of a progressive Republican. We tak?
this means to assure you that Colonel
Hannan is in touch with the men who
are making the contest for Republican
policies within the Republican party.
You can be assured that the matter
which Colonel Hannan sends you will
contain a fair and accurate description
of the proceedings of Congress from a
progressive Republican point of view.
The leaders in Congress regard th«
Hannan publicity . plan M additional
evidence that a systematic effort Is be
ing made to reach the country pr«««
with semi-editorial news letters con
taining comment designed to embarrass
the Republican party, to misrepresent
the facts, to discredit the administra
tion of President Taft. and. Incidentally,
to further Senator La Follette's Presi
dential ambitions.
Some of the House insurgents, on the
other hand, insist that the Republican
leaders are trying to place them in a
false light before the country. They
say they are not opposed to the Taft
policies, and that they are regular Re
publicans on every question except the
House rules and what they denominate
as "Cannonlsm."
Doubtless this 13 true of a number at
the men who are opposing Mr. Cannon
and his methods, but there are indica
tions that some of th« more radical in
surgents have reached a point where i:
is their disposition. If not their mature
determination, to join the Democrats on
practically every Issue which arises in
Congress. The leaders have reached a
point where they believe it is necessary
to enforce the strictest kind of party
discipline. ,and they have Intimated that
those representatives who seem inclined
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