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NOW I ONE.CENT I la City of » York. ! Jcrw City actf ' Jiobolien. ! . - i » V OL L\IX....N° 23,116. BAD FLOODS UPSTATE yjyY LEAVE HOMES AT HFRKIMER. ilmost Unprecedented High Water in Mohawk Valley — Hudson Rising. Little Falls. N. V.. Feb. 28. — ; ll isjro of Herkimer is in terror to-night, F »irouded in darkness and rain. The * ectric ghting plant has been flooded t A all the lights are out; the tires un der tho boilers of the pumping stations have been Quenched, and there is urink ,-- irater in sight for eight thousand pereer.s for only twenty- lour hours. All E-gnufacturinj: jilants have suspended sna two schools arc closed. Many SeJ ip iigiier land during the daylight hoars, £3d to-night armed guards patrol in t>oa:.' th«= canals that lately were streets. One hundred and fifty houses have iKcri vacated and sharp watch «">n the rise of the v.-£ters .is being kept by the ptiroL lest those asleep on second story £oors Jx» drown^i in their beds. The villsc; is menaced on ihf west by the tfi2iaw"k River and on the north and cast by W^st Canada Cieek. a confluent. Os one- side only is there escape. The tre^k has thus far rist'ii more rapidly Mat. the river, because of an ice ja:n ot the point where the two iota. Fort Plain. N. V.. Feb. 28.— ' out look to-nicht indicates that this portion ot Mohawk Valley is to experience al most unprecedented high water. Ice jzsis v - est of Ik re have caused the streets of Ilion, Frankfort and Herkimer :o be iauaSated. and dynamite is being |us?d to Lreak them up. When that hap jvks it is learcd the rush of water and 'kc- will cause havoc hereabouts, for the Mohav.k River is almost solidly clogged jfrom here to Canajoharie. Dynamite is b- ing used freely on this three-mile Ftretch, but the field is so large that lit [tle progress has been made up to to- Local manufacturers with plants on 4 he lowlands fear serious damage, and '\d.U West Shore employes available have Ibeen ordered to remain on duty through .-•..- in case it is necessary to (shift Nev- York Central trains »o the "■.-..• at Utica. going east, ■ trd at Hoftman. going v.-ost. Frankfort ran out cf dynamite to-day and sent a special car and locomotive here for five hundred pounds, which was rushed, de spite the dancer. Official Large can2l measurement here shows that water in the Mohawk rose 1 ten feet and one inch from 3:30 p. m. .yesterday to 330 p. m. to-day. It was ■ Otsquago Creek, an important feeder of the river, suddenly rose maqj feet 'last night and caused great damage # ail nlong its route. South of here for miles barns and small buildings' were shifted from foundations, and in some cases ■t" recked, while horses, pigs and cattle *-ere- drowned and general havoc was raused. The creek receded, however, al most at speedily as it arose. t Albany, Feb. 28. -With the streams tributary to the Hudson River swollen It- heavy rains and melting snow Into adrrcnts. and with the river rising at the tr*te cf about eight inches an hour at P o" clock to-nirLt. one of the worst floods |;ti recent years is predicted here. Be |rau?e of the large amount of snow and tl'c-c in the North Woods and the Mohawk gTaJlev, little relief is looked for for sev- Tfral ... the freshet ii chocked fxy a cold snap. E The ice in the .... opposite Albany up shortly before '2 o'clock and jtrgan tc move southward. "■■.•■ miles Mown the river, at Coxsackie. where an Fk-c gorge usually forms in times of high iii'ater, the- ice was intact early in the !?-. ening and teams wore driving across. JThe rapidly rising water abQve, however, |*"as espected to change conditions there ft*fore nioming. \ Floo<3 warnings were sent out to-day iiy the local weather bureau, and mer tiant^ put \n a busy day removing goods |lrom ceilars in the danger zone. The ;tracks of the Delaware .-. Hudson Rail rroad leading to the New York Central are under water. Kingston. N. V.. Feb. 2S.— The warm j liins have raised all the Catskill tnoan- j tain Ftreaihs. and serious freshets are j expects by to-morrow. Esopus Creek, \ it this city, is over its bank, and Ron- I 3<jui Creek is rising rapidly. At East i [Meredith, Delaware County, an ice gorga i ;ias caused the water to overflow the • *!**ilroad tracks. Afternoon trains were j ;fitl^yed five hours-- In the Catskill for- j tlie average depth «jf snow is more I * Vforufll. JC- V.: Feb. S. Rain is fall e • • n-.f. iJood situation i.s alarming. tM that section of the city south Of 1 Ttdar ttr«:et b^ing inundated. Water is pouring through many houses, the oc ■ brjenta of which were removed to places '■ \$ ssSety last night. For four miles be- j wOTr.the city the valley is full of water i par, h'l! to hill and the river is rising ■ S*ery hour. The Erie Railroad reports j Giat the Canisteo River is spread out j •rer the valley for a distance of thirty ' Sile?. and that their tracks ... under i Jlter in many places. . . Roclaester, Feb. 2S. — A dispatch from j JPfitsins. jn Schuyler County, reports ihe ! Socd tt the highest point in tne history j *tfce village and ktill rii-ing. The ea9t- j m i*orticn of tht village is under rate! j £& families ar<^ moving to second j Corns. — • PO dead IN ohio FLOODS. ctdredH Homeless ar.«j Heavy Prop erty Loss Reported. liewiand, Feb. :fi.--Al l^ast two dead, ißy hundreds lie!iie!e.-i-. *oores of facto- j 6* pr«.-paj-in2 to close dow » and property j sr-agt reaching inio hundreds of thou- i 3&z or' uuliart— thffo are the main results i th<r iiooi v.-iiicii has devastated Ohio in i I !att Lwo days and which baa not yet jched its full one. .'■ - from all parts ot the state come siories '•lutiserged villages, whole counties un- : *f M-ater un<l people bom? * driven from ; *ir ii.\hr^ hom»s. .-. ■ Elkton the Beaver ) r <tk baa Completely iiooit-.d tiic- town ar..i 'X* 1 «ire- &»;v<-ral ftet of water in the main Wet. Canton Is in almost as bad a plight ■ Sfl.thc- majority ut the population is ma *>■ a<!3 fa the uviper stories vi tint :i houses. ro '^ : t^}o^^^ 88 * 1 NEW-YORK, TUESDAY, MARCH i; 1910-FOURTEEN PAGES. • pi^ice ONE CENT la tlty °iS^^^<f I c^ Hobokea PATTEX TO RETIRE. Chicago Board Hears Final Pronouncement as He Departs: IBy Telegraph to The Tribune.] . *'■ Chicago. Feb. James A. Patten! lung: active in wheat, corn and oats operations, will lay aside the cares of active brokerage business on July 1, co incident with the incorporation of the firm with which he has been associated for more than a quarter of a century. With this retirement from active busi ness, two other principal members of the ■m of Bartlett, Patten & Co.— William H. Bartlett and George W. Patten — will also cease their active interest in the concern. These three men feel that it no longer is necessary to undertake the daily grind of business for the mere ac cumulation of money, with which all three are plentifully supplied. James A. Patten left Chicago this af ternoon for New York, on his way to Liverpool to study the cotton situation there. He dropped the little announce ment of his impending retirement, as a sort of parting shock to the Board of Trade, whose members for many years have been accustomed to receive his pro nouncements with feelings akin to awe. WOMEN TO UESC IE. Trio Minister to Dyino- Victim Under ( ar. Kneeling in tbe rainsoaked and grimy .- while men struggled to lift the y.tv from the victim, three women minis tered last evening to a man who. crushed and bleeding. Wy pinned t.. the track under the trucks of a surface car In East New York. The accident occurred ?n . : lica avenue, near Crescent street, the man was in the act of board-: ■ - " : He was thrown from the front platform by another man who 1 against him. and fell under the wheels, being terribly mangled. Thr victim was Jacob 'Lutz. fifty-three years old,- a mechanic, of Hempstead, Long Island. He was In great agony and begged to be released A crowd of men put their shoulders to the car in an endeavor to lift it. put their sTrength Mas insufficient [n the mean time an ambulance was called. Then three cromen, two of them young and pretty, and all fashionably dressed. stepped through the crowd. "Poor fellow," said the most matronly looking of the three 'Be brave. A doc tor will quickly be here " With their handkerchiefs the women . up the man's wounds, pending tn^ arrival of Dr Elebash. from the Brad ford Street Hospital. A wrecking crew was hurried to the ?eene and lifted The cat with jacks. Lutz was removed to the hospital, where it was said be could not live ( "OSVICT RED "ADAMS Jury Finds Him Guilty of Using Mails to Defraud. "Red" Adams, whose real .- name was \ said'tojbe Cameron Boststter. was con- • vie ted yesterday on ail counts of the: indictment charging use of the United | States mails with- intent to defraud. : Judge Hough, after refusing to grant a j stay, postponed sentencing the prisoner j until this morning to give hit counsel time to make any motion they ma: see ; The case pen I in the Criminal j Branch of the United States Circuit ■ Court yesterday, with Fostoffiee In- i spector Boyle on the stand. He had j looked up the records in London showing the death of Dorr- U and others, to ; •whom, according to the evidence of I other witnesses. Adams had written let- | ters, informing" them that they had be- ! come heirs to great riches The last j witness for the government was John . Washington, superintendent a* general ,: delivery of the Postoffice. When the prosecution rested Its ■ 3? r - j it came as a surprise to the defence, ] which, after protracted deliberation. de- j cided not to call witnesses. Edward j Lauterbach. after a motion to dismiss j Jhe indictment was denied, addressed j the jury. The trend of his argument j was that Adams was not conscious of what he had done. The letters, he said, were not the schemes of a sane mind, ; but the vagaries of a man suffering j from hallucinations that resulted from i bis experiences in Ohio, when he was i shot and later sent to prison. | Goldthwaite Dorr. Assistant United States Attorney, summed up for the government. The jury was out about j forty minute?, when it came in with the j verdict of guilty. Adams did not show | any emotion v.hen he heard that he bad J been convicted. There are five counts j in the indictment, and the extreme pen- j a!ty that can be inflicted is seven and j i oe-half years and a fine of/_$5 000 : ; MAY SUE ANOTHER UAH'S WIFE. saXB. Eobert P. Perkins Reported Mar ried in Colorado. I '.-. Td sraph to The Tribune.] gS, Co!.. •"• .• - :: for dlvoro from his arife. formerly Miss Anna Dftwditch, is tc'.eduled to beam in Ifidd ■ I ounty. ff—ut ".'..' Urs. IVrkias will not be present, aithougta a aummons v*m.s . .. ere oi :<-:.ruai y li She- is now . .. ■ ■ hr:rit- of Branson C. Ram ; Raalt cattleman of Cody, Wyo. .. _ Ed to Bronson < • Raxssey and Am • ■ Robert F. Perkins is the millionaire .son ! of th« late Charles B. Perki: . president ! of the Burlington Railroad Ho was mar-; ried ■•■> Miss Bowditch on June 3, ISTO, in! Rostov *-here Mr. Perktns still lives with] th.- four children of the marriages-Frank; j Kdih. Anna and Hose. Mr.-. Perkins ob- : tuine<l a divorce, witli alimony, in South ; L>j''-«ta a year aso on tcrodiidV •■< cruelty and* incompatibility. Because Mr. Perkins] vas not present at the trial the Afassa- j chusetis courts refuse to recognize the «le- ; cree. and he .-- himself brought suit. ! WOMAN EXPELS OFFICER. Managua, Nicaragua. Feb. 18.— Frank j B««etser. an American resident of Maty.- j pallia, lia^s visited Rear Admiral Kimball | and bested against the forcible entry of i his house by a Nicaraguan officer, who at- j i«.mpi<?d impress his tervant as a recruit. The servant resisted, and a scuffle ensued, the Beer drawing his sword Mrs. Sweet- j fcer intervened and ordered the officer to , lea\e the house. He made an insulting re- | tort and the woman took her husband's j revolver and covered the man, who hastily j backed out of the house i The Nicaragua!) government ha* ex- ■ pressed regret at the incident, and the ->'.- j .fleer has been discipline^ '• IDAHO SNOWSLIDES .—. — KNOW TWENTY-FOUR TO BE DEAD. Rescuers Work Frantically at Mace and Burke, Buried to a Depth of Fifty Feet. Spokane. Wash.. Feb. 28. — '■ Twenty four persons are known to-night to be dead as the result of snowslides yester day and to-day in the mining region of j Northern Idaho. To the nineteen per i sons who perished in the avalanches at Mace and Burke. Idaho, last night and early to-day are added three who died in a similar accident yesterday when the camp of the Carbonate Hill Mining Company at Mullah. Idaho, was de stroyed and two killed at Dorsey, Idaho, to-day. The tight against .time and cold at Mace and at Burke has been waged bravely and persistently by the little -.rmy of men who hope to find under the heaps of ruins some who have es caped death. The rescuers ' have dug frantically for many hours. Every available man and boy has been pressed into service. Mac* is situated on a creek and the mountains rise high on either side of the town. Th main body of the avalanche, which started from the top of Custer Mountain, passed beyond the town, and striking the opposite slope with terrific force rushed up to the opposite moun tainside. The canyon is rilled to a depth of fifty feet. Just Misses 300 Miners. The damage to Mace was done by a fragment of the main slide, which car ried a construction train from the track as it plunged into the ravine. As it rolled up the other side it " demolished th* j houses in its path and stopped a short | distance beyond the Pascoe home. The j bearding house of the Standard mine, j where three hundred miners were sleep- j ing. was missed by 139 feet. The first slide, which almost wiped out ; Mace, occurred on Sunday, while all ex- | cept the night men in the mines were j sleeping. The Burke avalanche oc- ! eurred early to-day. That more lives , were not lost at Burke is due to Seaman j S. Rowc. foreman of the Hecla mine, j Realizing the danger that threatened the j sleeping citizens he sent Bart Clement j to arouse the inhabitants and urge them ; to seek safety ; Four of those who lost their jives at J Burke were members of the rescue party j that had been at work at night at Mace. j They were David Sheppard, "Dick" I Richo!, William Painter and James Rogers. Brave Rescuers Perish. These men 'were - among • the first to respond to the call for succor when the news of " 'he -Mace , disaster f reached ' Burke. After working several hours at ihe mass hi ice and earth that blocked the canyon they returned to Burke just : in time to be caught in the slide. there. ; Among the last to be taken out of the J show alive j; m;m - was Mrs. George Hooper, an old woman who lived on the \ outskirts of the town She was buried thirteen feet under the snow and it took fcur hours to extricate her. She had J suffered from the cold, but was not se verely injured "At the time the slide occurred," said j R. J. McLeod. of Mullan, who with his son, John A. McLeod, was rescued after • a burial of two hours, "I was sleeping j in a small bunk room just off the com- j pressor room. My son was on shift at. j the compressor. I was aroused from j sleep when he ran into the bunkroom crying an alarm. • ; •'The slide struck the building with | great force arid we were buried under a j whirling mass of snow and timbers. My | son was knocked on the bed across me. j With the exception of my right hand, I ; was unable to move. With this hand I i scraped away enough snow to give us j air." Burke is buried fifty feet under snow and earth. The slide is three thousand feet long and Mils th« canyon. James Rodgers, who was supposed to , have perished, was rescued at Burke to- I night. He had been buried in the snow eight hours. Sought Places of Safety. , When the alarm spread through the j mining camp that Mace had been almost \ wined out, mothers, wives and children of the miners employed at the Hecla, Hercules, Anchor, and caretakers at the old Tiger-Poorman mine began to seek places of safety. Wives and families of j miners who had responded to. appeals : from Mace were unable to move, and : these may have been buried in the snow, i Because of the larger population of] Burke, about *ooo, the houses were closer together. Mothers haul.-', their children to the side hills! brothers dragged little sisters j to places of "safety, and when the slide , struck many of the homes were deserted j .by fcarstricken women and children, while the bread providers were rescuing j injured at the stricken sister town. ! Oldtimers in the Coeur d'Alene district < have been sounding daily warnings to j Mace, Burke and Black Bear that be- j cause of the record depth of the snow j slides were imminent. For sixteen win- j ters these towns have escaped devastat- j ing slides, and so strong was the confl- j dence of the miner residents that their homes and families were safe that no precautions had been taken. Thirty-five Italians, Bleeping in •'■"' outfit car on the Northern Pacific siding, j who were swept away with their car in j the bottom of the canyon, used the tools j in their car to dig themselves out. : Superintendent and Mrs. I. H. Pascoe, ; of the Standard mine, in which property I a large; majority of the male residents j of Mace are employed, were asleep v he i I their ....... was crushed like an eggshell. ! Mr p .... two sons and a de lighter were killed. His wife was only slightly injun . t. : ';: : Every available man within ten miles; of Mace was rushed at midnight to the . little mining town. A bitter wind was j blowing and bonnres were built torches I lighted and th* wood in crushed bouses : used for fuel to keep the workers arm , Shovels were brought from hardware | stores in several tow in the canyon, j special trains carrying both tools and food ■ Dewcy's Claret or Burgundy Wines. Taken with the meal, c-njiclies t»l ■■■■< H. T. Pcwey &. Sons Co., \z% Fulton St., N.V. — A']\ L Dewcy's Claret or Burgundy Wines. Taken with Hi' meal, ■ '■■>■ i' '" ' blood. H. T. Pewe ■- Sons Co., 138 Fulton St., N.V -Advt. TO LEAVE X. Y. U. • DR. MACCRACKEN IS READY TO RETIRE. Chancellor Tells Council He ■ Will Lay Down Work on Seventieth Birthday. Chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken of Xew York University announced yes terday to the university council that he would present his resignation as head of the institution and professor of philos ; ophy at- the council's meeting in April. ' A letter to this effect he read before the members who met in the afternoon at. the building, of the- university in Wash ington Square East. The letter was re ferred to a committee, consisting of the chairman and secretary, of the council ' and the chairmen of its thirteen stand ing committees, which will report' in April. '^ The chancellor wants his resignation to go into effect on September -8, his 1 seventieth birthday." No -hint of a pos ■ sible successor was made at. the meet ■ ing of the council. He said that thy j chairman and secretary of . the council were the only persons to whom he had intimated his purpose of resigning be fore the meeting was called. i Dr. MacCrackenV Statement. 1 Following is his letter: It Is my purpose to offer at your meeting i in April my resignation of the chancellor shin of New York University and of the professorship of philosophy in the same, to take effect upon my .seventieth birthday. September 2S, 1910, or at an, earlier day if the interests of the university seem to make I this expedient. .- . ■ . . . "... I I have now served a full half century as ! a public teacher under one or another name. I deem it vise to turn, while I still enjoy unbroken health, away from prescribed labor defined by contract to voluntary < ef fort In such forms as may seem best suited jto me. I shall hope to be able yet to ren | dor some little service to the public, not | forgetting New York University, to which ; T have given over a quarter of a century ot j my life. Within this quarter cfntury the strength i of this younger university of the metropo- I lis, so tar as strength is shown by mere i figures, has been multiplied several times. i Especially, what is called our "university i plant," which is this year to be freed from ! all debt, has grown to be the. twelfth in | value among the plants of American uni i versities But her relative strength, or I what the university possesses of resources iof every sort as compared with the de manfs made upon her faculties and her 1 corpora lion, is so moderate as to -require ! from the executive head untiring vigilance, Industry, zeal and perseverance. .And these ! are graces which suit better a man at forty ■ than at seventy years of age. ! The constantly increasing constituency or New York University, by which T mean '< that portion of the community who prefer our methods and -our. men. belong to a ' younger generation than mine and need to '■■ be met by a younger man. At this date our i university is not crossing a river. Through i out the ' faculties, the . student body and corporation there prevails a marked unity of spirit and effort. It is in every way a fitting time for me to lay down an office which T esteem now more than ever, par ticularly for the opportunity It offers for helping 'a multitude of earnest students, men and women, to live more, efrective lives. After the meeting Chancellor Mac- Cracker, said he; had never had a sab ! batical year in the twenty-six years of ! his connection, with the- .administration of New York University. To Go Around World. "No," he said, "there is nothing behind ! my resignation except what I have sail or intimated in my letter. ; I have two or three literary jobs on hand I would like time to complete, and I have always had j an ambition to go on a leisurely journey around the globe, not so much a senti mental as an educational journey."' His idea of an "educational journey." he explained, was an opportunity to visit different educational centres and com pare their methods and activities with those of New York University He was especially anxious to visit institutions , in Japan, China and India. ! "You may say," he went on. "that I | don't want to hunt lions in Africa. Lift I do want to hunt educational lions in Japan. China and India. •John S. Kennedy, who died recently and left the university considerably over half a million dollars, once said to me in I a private conversation: - "What a wise | man Dr. McCosh was to resign the presi- | dency of Princeton at seventy And it replied: 'What a wise woman Mrs. Me- | Cosh was to make him resign!' I have | never forgotten that conversation. . ••But if Mr. Kennedy hadn't died ami made the bequest. to the university I ex pect I should have had to stay on. You see, I was begging $40,000 interest on the debt of the institution every year." The Kennedy bequest to New York University was $750,000, of which $680. 000 was devoted to wiping out the mort gages on the university's plant. The re mainder forms the John S. Kennedy fund, the income from which is used for : general purposes. Surprise at Decision. j Dr. MacCracken. whose appearance j was that of a hearty, vigorous man, said he had been much flattered at the meet ing of the council by the expressions of astonishment at his intended resigna-' tion. The members showed plainly by J their surprise, he said, that they did not consider he had reached the "dead line," which was cause for congratulation. He thought he had as alert a step still as j any undergraduate who crossed the cam pus on University Heights. Dr. MacCracken was graduated from Miami University in ISuT. and for years j was a Presbyterian pastor in Ohio. j From ISSI to I*B4 he was chancellor of j the Western University of Pennsylvania. j Pittsburgh In 1881 he became professor | of philosophy and vice-chancellor at New \ York University, and in ISOI he became ; chancellor. In the period of his connec- j Hun with the institution's administra tion it has grown from a college of 91 students and one faculty of ten members to a university of 4, US students and eight faculties, containing 256 instruc- ! tors. The university's growth financially has j been do less remarkable. It had in ISS4 property valued at (547,500 and an an ; nual Income of *-' '>.-!'.'< Last year Its | ! property was valued at $5,211,321 and I its income aggregated $434,378. Th. ; j university library In ISS4 contained only j ; li.Ufio volumes, while lust year it had ! liT.OOO. i There is a rumor that Dr. John Henry ! MacOracken, syndic and professor of j politics at New York University since 1003, will' succeed his tether. Professor I MacCracken was president of Westinin * Costlaiird ua third uaUl* fHAKCELLOB HENRY M. MACCRACKEN. Who is to retire as head of New York Unnersity. ARTIST SHOPLIFTER. TRADE GOXE. SUICIDE. Woman Goes to Jail Rather than Inform Friends. Boston. Feb. 2s. — Rather than have her wealthy Boston friends know of her ar rest for shoplifting, a woman who b'a^" 1 the name of Miss Bella Quitnby. an ar tist, in studios at Madison avenue and Lcavr-nworth street. ( "nicago. remained in jail from Saturday afternoon until <o day without: bail. She was fined Slf' for stealing less than $10 worth of mer chandise from a department stor^. The woman looked altogether out of place in th^ dock with a score or more of women arrested for various offences: Sh^ was richly <~lad in furs and her gown and hat were of the finest material She had alsiost s*>'i in he» purse when ar rested When told Saturday that if sti c informed some of her friends they might have her released for 550 cash bail. 'Miss Quimby" replied: "I dare say my friends in Boston would put up thousands if it! were accessary. but I don't want them to know of this disgrace. Besides, I think the punish ment of a few days in jail' wilt be a constant reminder- for me I.*1 .* resL'of my life 'when I am tempted to steal. "" "■ Tho stand the wonvar. took was much praised by the police. She was here. on a visit. She paid the lino and took a train for the West. ARREST BOY BANDITS. Five Youngsters Tried t6 Wreck Fast Train. [By Telegraph to The Tribune ] Greenwich, Conn.. Feb. 28.— Through the arrest to-day of George Lonke. ten years e>ld ; Stephen Yoski. fourteen: Ed ward Gydooski. twelve; Andrew Milken, twelve, and Matthew Gydooski, nineteen, the police learned of an attempt made •;:.st Saturday by thes^- youngsters to wreck the early New Haven Railroad train leaving Xew York shortly after noon. According to the police, they con fessed that their object was to loot the ! . ies of the dead and injured. That their plan did not succeed was due to a switchman, who happened to see them throw the switch near the East Port Chester freight yard. He closed it in time to avert an accident. Tlv* train carries one of the special club gars on which travel E. C. Converse, William ' ;. Rockefeller, E. c. Benedict, J. Kennedy Todd and a store of other wealthy men. who have homes either in Greenwich or Stamford and come out early on Saturdays. Yoski. the fourteen-year-old boy, al though tne ringleader, turned state's evi dence. The hoys said they were regular attendants al the moving picture shows in Port Chester, where they acquired thejr ideas of outlawry from the nn-io draroatie burglaries, train wrecking etc, presented in the "canned drama." Gydooski was bound over for the next term the Superior Criminal Court, Yoski was s.-nt to th« Stat'- Reform School and the other three were paroled in charge of Probation Officer Pin lip Pinnegan. SHAMED B0"¥ TRIES SUICIDE. Grips His Throat in Police Court When Held for Stealing. . Although only thirteen years old, Patrick Falcon, of Jamaica, thought he 'could not bear the disgrace of being arrested, so yes terday In the magistrate's court at Jamaica be tried to kill himself by tightening his fingers around his throat. He was arrested with Felix Glalcsky and* William Strenca. both of Jamaica, on a charge of Stealing plumbing fixtures from a vacant house in Beaver street. Glalesky and Strenrk v.er^ bailed out, but the Falcon hoy waa committed to the Chil dren's Society because no one had gone on his bond. While Deputy Sharif! Garbel aa? taJtlng him to the NX ins of tbe society the boy Btrujegled fl< rcelj '■■> escape. LIVELY FIGHT IN THEATRE. Special Officer Arrests Two Men and Is Held for Assault. Miners Bowery Theatre was the scene yesterday afternoon of a lively light As a result Abraham Katler. a painter, of No. •^ Williams avenue, Brooklyn, is in Gou verneur Hospital with a scalp wouud and a posaibli fracture of the skull. Samuel Goldstein; a driver; of No. 101 Allen street, was locked •:•,■ ••■! a charge of assault, and John Nasxia, a special office* at the theatre, was Mon a charge of felonious u-^ult According to Kasaia, a party of right or nine noisy person occupied a bo: yester day afternoon, ami- after the performance made for him i a their way out. He drew his revolver and iave Katler the butt ■■■ it in the foi«!-' i knocking him down. Gold stein tried to rescue flic pi Uontr ■ and knocked N'.:--;j I down. Boycotted Butcher Dies on Wedding A n niversafy. St. Louis, Feb. 2S.— Loss of trade due to the meat boycott cau*ed Alexander Bindebeutel. a butcher, to kill himself to-day. His body was found in the Ice box of his. shop. Bindebeutel ended his life on the eighth anniversary of his wedding. His wife said her husband had spent many hours working on his books in a vain attempt to discover a tray to evade conditions which were costing him his trade. BANKER HEADS JURY. Will Hear Cases of His Col leagues in Pittsburg. Pittsburg. Feb. — Harrison Nesbit. president of the Bank of Pittsborg -Na tional Association) and former national bank examiner, ".vas made: foreman of the March grand jury to-day, despite his protests to Judge Joseph M. Swear ingen that he was an .extremely busy man. - -" . s Among the cases to be considered S>y tho jury are thos-e of several bankers. Judge '■Svvearlnsren toM Use bank presi dent tnat me nature' of his business made him a most desirable man for foreman FOR MILITARY DUTY. Te.ro s Germans and English- men Bepori:* Called, Fort Worth. Tex. Feb. .-. Germany is apparently serving notice on ail her available . itizens in Texas to report xor examination to de.-ide if they ;.ro still fit for military duty. At least one hun dred German citizens of Fort Wortn who failed to serve their allotted time in the German army have been called upon t:> submit to an examination. A number of Herman subjects have beer, requested to report to the German consulate at <!al veston, and have been informed that transportation to* Germany will be fur nished. It developed tc.-da> that several Kng lishmrn belonging to the British naval reserves have been ordered to report to the British Consul at Calveston. and it is said they have departed for that city. MISS HARNED GOES WEST. ! Report That, Actress Will Renew Effort to Divorce E. H. Sothern. Mir-s Virginia Horned, wife of E. H. i Sothern. the actor, closed her home, at No. j 37 West 60th street, yesterday. After | spending several hours at the Hot^l Bolle- j clalre. at Broadway and 7 7 1 : i street, she ! started for the West. It was reported i that Miss Harried had gone to Reno, Nev., j to establish a legal residence and renew ! her efforts to secure a" divorce from her j husband. ; Miss Harned ha=? been. li\ ing in the city ; since the action of Judge W. H. A. Pike. j of the -fi Judicial District in Nevada, who \ refused to Issue a decree until she or her husband appeared in court • v .:- bona He residents of trie state. This was on Oc- • tob<"T 9, si ■. months after Judge Pike de- j dared that Miss Hurufvl had signed her petition in the East ami that the papers j had been served on her husband when he was staying in Reno • j AUSTIN PLEADS NOT GUILTY. "Confessed ".Bandit Astonishes Pitts- j burg Authorities. Pittsburg. Feb. a.. Stephen Austin, the sell-confessed drag store bandit, startled the police to-day when, upon arraignment i before a magistrate, he practically rtj>u- i diated his confessions by pleading not! guilty. Austin was" represented by ooun- t sel and was bound over to the Criminal j •..arts. With eight oases of robbery charged j against him. further identirteatlons of the I prisoner in other cases were made to-nlscht. i In entering the pica of "not guilty" j Austin said to th»; police officials: •'You' will remember that, while I promised to I make a •■lean breast of owry::i>ng. the j understanding was that I would only jlcad [ guilty in certain eases." PISA'S TOWER IN DANGER. Scientists Investigating Flow of Water at Its Bass. Pisa, Italy. Feb. 23— A committee of scientists is investigating the stability of the Leaning Tcwer. from the foundation of which water baa been springing for a long time. This lias* resulted, it is feared. In weakening the under structure of the his toric tower. * NOW ONE CENT la City of New York, ' J«n«y City and Hote&ea. ; UNIONISTS SAVE I MR. ASQDITH ONLY FINANCE BILLS UNTIL EASTER. Measure Afterward to Deprive Lords of Veto Paver—The Budget Sidetracked. London. Feb. 2s.— Premier Asquith'* government obtained a lease of life until after Easter in the session of the House of Commons to-day. The outcome was awaited as eagerly as the culmination of a most exciting tragedy by all the mem ben of both houses able to. pack them selves into the chamber. This result was the gift of the Conservatives, who were so anxious to avoid two general elec tions within so brief a period that they accepted the Premier's programme with out calling for a vote. When the House, of Commons meets after Easter it. will take up the struggle to revolutionize the British government system. Resolutions will be presented to deprive the House of Lords of all au thority over finances and also of the power of vetoing the measures of the [ lower House, leaving to the Lords only th" functions of delay and discussion. If this plan succeeds the government proposes next year to proceed with the transformation of the House of Lords from a hereditary to a democratic bg,dy. Such' was. the programm^that *fhe Prime Minister unfolded, a ml., he"^ and Chancellor David Lloyd-Geors> said that the government staked its existence on j it. In the mean time the budget stands i sidetracked. It is likely that when it la | taken up it will combine the budgets of 1 two years, shorn of the features ob ■ jcctionable to the Irish members.' S Before the Easter adjournment the i Hou^e of Commons v.ill deal with reso | lutions enabling the government to con j tinue to borrow money and the appro priation bill for the army, navy and ether departments. Mr. Asquith's plan ! gained the support . of the advanced • Radicals and the I : oritos. who have ! been ■a ing, with the result that the I government Jat«r in :lie evening had | ■majorities cf 01 and '.'"> respectively s gainst tv. v pror*ozc>l amendments to Mr. Asquttn's !• solo . p. The Irish members had withdrawn from the House for a discuc^ion of policy when the programme was accosted. They had. however, de cided to refrain from voting. Most of them v::l return to Ireland until the question relating to the House of Lords ; talics the centre of the stage. Adopted Without Division. The Premier's motion giving govern ; ment business precedence at every sitting •up to March -4 \vas adopted without ; division. In laying down the-govern • merit's programme ' Mr. Asquith empha , sized the necessity of proceeding* with I financial- business tint, and he said that ■after that ■ Wild come the question of j reforming the House of Lords. The finan ' •:'ij.l legislation, he added would be con ! fined to the army and navy bills and j other urgent demand?, which would oc cupy the whole attention of the House !up to the Easter adjournment. With regard to the House of Lords, he hoped that chamber would agree with the pro ! posed plan, but whether it did or not the government intended to place on the statute hooka a provision which would set free the House of Commons from the ! veto of the Lords. i Chancellor Lloyd-George delivered a I tuning speech. He said that the gov j ernment could not as--- Hm the exercise of ' the royal prerogative c.-. , roposals which j had not yet received the sanction of the ! House of Commons or the opposition or i the House of Lords. "The government will stake its exist 1 nee." said the Chancellor, "upon the ad vice it will give the sovereign it it be comes necessary to do so. This is I matter of the greatest moment to the democracy of Great Britain and Ireland. i We are fighting a powerful combination which cannot be overthrown without courage and . comradeship. loyalty and sacrifice." He appealed to the Liberals to trust the government and work to gether. The Premier explained his programm? at some length, and the intense interest with which those in the crowded cham ber listened testified to the importance attached to plans of the government. The exigencies of the financial situation were such, the Premier said that the vote en the army and navy bills covering the borrowings and other urgent de mands must ©crapy the whole time of the House of Commons up to Ma: 24. when adjournment would be taken to March 2l>. The Premier added that it would be made plain that the changes were with out prejudice, and that the government contemplated in ttv» subsequent year the substitution in the second chamber of A democratic for an hereditary baa— A bill giving in effect the operative part of the resolutions would then be intro duced. Mr. Asquith said, but in order to avoid waste .•, time and labor, and to bring th«? matter to an issue at the earli est possible moment, the resolutions would be submitted to the House of Lords. Nesd of Abolishing Veto. -If the House of Lords agrees to them, well and coed," the Prime Minister con cluded, "but whether it does or does not. the government will regard the placing with all possible promptitude upon the statute Looks of .* provision which will set free this house from the veto of the House of Lords, not only as the flrst condition of the legislative dignity and utility of the Ho— of Commons, but as our own primary and paramount duty. In the prosecution of that task we shall ; .dopt all such measures within the lim its of the constitution which seem to us proper and adequate, and upon its successful accomplishment are at stake not only our fortunes, but our existence as a government." At the coi-clusion of his speech Mr. Asciuith was greeted with loud minis terial cheers, mingled with Unionist cric3 of "Where is the budget?" A. J. Balfour. the Opposition leader. jpi QRIDA Quickest and best service iS iMi*.< and Atlantic Coast Une^"N. V A Florid* Special." Leaves 1 .:• P M fcu verier roadway and service. 121S B way -Advt.