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CHINA MAY GET REFORMS
Throne Reluctant to Grant Con T
ftitutional Ministry Immediately.
CHANGES TO COME LATER
Progressives Warned That As- 1
cembly Might Be Dissolved if
Petition Were Pushed.
fyklre. Dec D6.— The throne has met the j
«!•:;•■ arising from the almost rebellious
atft+tsde of. the National Assembly with
erraiess and tact. Its refusal to create.
"jXKseSiately a ministry responsible to the
-^sseinbly and to convoke forthwith a. ■"*>*
pr - parliament -was followed by 1 -,? issu-
' asax ■----■ of 3 - edict which, though
■ac-En l "*-' non-committal, is intexpretejl as
% call to --- people, to ;>rer«a'-e for a pro
g-a~me providing ultimately for the «=tab
llshaest of a constitutional cabinet.
This is accepted by the progressives as
»n toperial pledge that their demands -will
fee granted eventuallj\ and it also afforded
- 1 -.- more belligerent delegates an oppor
tunity to reconsider their radical action at]
.Saturday, "R"hea th»; National Assembly!
adopted a defiant memorial denying the
Tight of the Tnror)*>. to reject their demands
!e2d bitterly assailing Prince Chlng. one
of the most powerful of the. Grand Coun
cillor E.
' The Assembly to-day voted to withhold
tie memorial in view of Sunday's edict. It !
Is suspected, however, that the members
were privately warned that the Assembly
would t- dissolved if the memorial were ■
presented to 0h» Throne. - \
Another government edict issued to-day
«T^egires Prince Ching. declaring that his j
Icng experience has made him most valua- ;
We to the empire in the present crisis, and.
declines his resignation. offered for the
fecond time, because of the Assembly's at
tacks upon him.
The government appears to have -won tne
4nin2e<2iate battle, but it Is believed that the
[jLoembly will renew the fignt, unless tHe
Tnroiie yields In due season.
I '
RUSSIAN STUDENTS PROTEST
Deputation Denies Undergrad
uates Indulged in Shooting.
; St. Petersburg. Dec — A deputation of
i4'J-2ents from Odessa arrived here to-day
l 9 protest against the decision of the gov
*m:n«:t to expel students of the University
of -■'.-. because of the recent disorders
there-
The students say that the official version
ct the aafftr was -untruthful. They say
thst the students did not fire a single shot,
bat merely broke windows. They declare
t. to that a judicial inquest into the affair
tad a. search of the precincts of the \ml
•-erslTv did rot disclose a single firearm,
~md that the reports of the examining doc
tore aM not certify to any policeman being
Hided.
ANOTHER LONDON OUTRAOE
Unarmed Policeman Shot at by Escap
ing Robber.
London. Dec 36.— Another striking exam
r:e cl HM dangers to which unarmed Lon
don policemen are exposed in pursuing
1 ;rclars occurred to-day, when a policeman
as fired at four times in chasing a robber.
"When the policeman grappled with the
Seeing lawbreaker the latter pressed the
nuzzle cf Ills i revolver to the policeman's
forehead and pulled the trigger. The car
.tncce became jammed and failed to ex
jlode. and the policeman's life thereby was
saved.
70 DRTDOCK THE FINLAKD
•liner To Be Examined at Southampton
— Wrecked Steamer's Men Missing.
Antwerp. Belgium, Dec 26.— Th« Red
Star Line steamer Finland, which sank the
Eelgten freighter. Baltique at the mouth
cf the River Escaut yesterday, suffered
considerable damage to her bow and will
V« drydocked at Southampton for examina
rticn.
J The Finland •r-ai* hound from Antwerp j
tor New York when the collision occurred
t*nd afterward anchored at Flushing. Six
of the " Hn— fm crew are missing. The |
ether?? were, picked up by the liner and a
?i!ot boat.
PASSENGERS* NARROW ESCAPE
Express Train, Filled -trith Christmas
Travellers, Ditched. j
Inn, X. P., Dee. 2'). — Hundreds of noli- ',
cay paps^ngers had a narrow escape from {
<?«»ath or Injury to-day, when the Inter- 1
Colonial Railway express train, known as!
the "Sydney Flyer," was ditched at the
. foundry Tosping here. The passenger cars
j'ji'j not leave the rail?, and although many j
to? the r>s.*s«isers were hurled from their
;«»>ais and mom aaetaftned painful bruises, i
• son* -seas seriously hurt.
ERTTTSH BATTLE WITH ARABS
Fourteen of Former and Forty of
Latter Killed or Wounded.
BcEhire. Persia. Dec. St- A landing force
?M-m the Britis'i cruiser Hyacinth had a
serious brush .I', Arabian gun runners on
the southern coast of Persia to-day.
Fourteen of the British were kill«»d or
/wour,«JeO. The Arabs lost forty.
C?v'E DEAD, OTHERS ILL FROM GAS.
Hornzuk Mihar, a. young cooper, m
found d«>ad in bed in bis room at No. ISS
Avenue B yesterday morning \ from gas
Poisoning. Investigation by tire i>olice
eb<TR-«^ that ih* 1 gas wa.= controlled by a
*top that Turned all the way round, and
'bat Millar }<ad left Jt "turned OB when he
mired The •.•■ •- daughter of the land
lady wa-; rersd*T«Hl unconscious by the es-
r *ri^? ira-s aj«i had to be removed In an
unbalance to Bellevue Hospital. All the
t»nam= in the house were more or less
affected by the gay.
RUSSIANS TO GREET AUSTRiANS.
Ft. p.t«-rsburr. I""' -' — Grand Dukes
• N"ic}!-ji a> N'icholiaevlch. Michael Niche
jllsterich and v^r C e Mikhallovich departed
jtn-aay for - esaiOTrtoe. Russian Poland,
i^-herc they will hunt with nine Austrian
:i<or!=onas»«, among them the Crown Trince
\<& Austria. Th»- highest inu»ortanc« is at
ta>}i«-d t<j the meetins:.
?
PLAGUE'S PROGRESS IN HARBIN.
Harbin Manchuria, I>«*c. 2C— ln the Chi
■•-. suburb or Fudziadian tliere were
twenty-three deaths from bubonic Mag—
-■ house* and in the streets on Christmas
fay. Nmetyr*ight persons sufferinp from
the dis«-as<? were taken to th* hospital.
, RECEPTION FOR AMERICANS.
Brest Dec. 26.— Th« municipality of
'Brest to-day save a brilliant reception in
i honor of Rear Admiral Murdook and the
«tSr~rs «f the third division of th*» I'nlted
■Stat« Atlantic neet About seven hundred
I>*rKoj attended the function.
\ TO MARKET PHILIPPINE COAL.
• Amov. cbina. I.Vcv=6.-Repreß«-ntatlve«
*f the Bataan mines «i- here arranbin:? a
nwrk^t-for PbUippta* coal ■■ competition
*Hb. the product of Japan and Indo-Cfllna.
BOUNDARY LINE DISPUTE
Soldiers Sent to the Hayti-
Dominican Frontier.
Santo Domingo. T>ix- :•?.— The Dominican
government Is moving troops to the fron
tier. This action hi explained officially as
due to the. fart that Haytl has pia/-»>.i sol
diers on the border line bettr-en Santo Do
mingo and Hayti.
Diplomatic negotiations, however, con
tinue between the republics. This govern
ment is confident that a reference of the
boundary dilute to friendly arbitration is
ccssary.
The government of Santo Domingo is ne
gotiating with the Haytisn Minister here
far a settlement of the dispute. The diplo
mat has consulted his government, and it
is expected that a peaceful arrangement
will be- made.
The Dominican troop? were dispatched by
th<» American steamer Cherokee to a South
ern port. The Hay tan Minister has ad
vised his government to withdraw Its troops
from the border, and the general belief here
is that the matter -nil! be satisfactorily ad
justed.
The boundary dispute between Santo Do
mingo and Haytl is of long standing, the.
latter occupying a considerable territory
claimed by the former. Concessions grant
ed to Americans by Hayti some time ago in
the contested zone led to a demand by the
Dominican government that the border
question be submitted to arbitration.
Yesterday"? advices from Santo Domingo
stated that a clash/ had occurred on the
border and that several persons were killed.
BELIEVE ST. DENIS WAS LOST
Hopes for Twenty-five Officers and
Men on Vessel Abandoned.
Victoria. B. C. Dec 36.— Fears that the
four hundred-ton steamer St. Denis was
lost -were confirmed to-day by the news of
the finding of wreckage anisScei "S. S. St.
Denis" in Cape Scott, on the northwest
coast of Vancouver Island. News of the
finding of the wreckage was received in a
wireless message from the steamer Tees
off Cape Scott. The wreckage began com
ing ashore two weeks ago.
The St. Denis had been long overdue in
Los Angeles from Victoria, and the sight
ing of a large mass of wreckage far out at
sea by the steamer Aymeric last week led
to the belief that the coaster had gone
down. It is feared all of the twenty-five
officers and men were lost. v
REVOLT IN THE CAROLINES
Four Europeans and Five Friendly
Natives Murdered.
ririsbar.e. Australia, Dee. 3G— Advices re
ceived here by steamer from Ponape. Caro
line Islands, are to the effect that the na
tives In Ponape revolted recently and mur
dered four Europeans and five friendly na
tives.
RUN OVER BY FIRE ENGINE
East Side Boy. Racing with Apparatus.
Knocked Dotto by Dog.
It is the way of the small Ka.st Side boy
to run into th»» middle of ;t street when he
hears a fire engine responding to a fire,
and when the engine comes abreast of
him to J-jmp out of the way and then,
turning right about face, run along 1 with
the engine while his strength lasts.
Yesterday afternoon six-year-old Her
bert Koenig. of No. JC Goerck street, was
playing in Cannon street when Engine No.
Ii came clattering down the street. Herbert
started to run alongside of the horses and
was knocked down by a small dog. Before
Edward Veitii. the driver, could pull his
horses to one side one of them kicked the
boy and the forward wheel of the engine
pa-ssed over his thigh. The boy's left leg
was broken and he was internally lnjure-i.
He was taken to Gouvernpur Hospital.
BRING GIRLS DOWN LADDERS
Firemen Rescue Panicstricken Em
ployes at Wooster Street Blaze.
Twenty-four girls who were at T.ork in
the skirt manufactory of A. Solomon, en
the. fourth floor of No. 12 Wooster street,
hi main panicstrick<»n yesterday when
dense volumes of smoke penetrated the
workroom. Some of them fled to the roof
and jumped to the roof of the adjoining
building, a drop of five feet.
Some of the girls attempted to make
their escape by the stairway, but were
driven back by the smoke. When the fire
men arrived they found the girls at the
windows, screaming for help. Ladders were
quickly ran up and they were all brought
down in safety.
The fire started in the engine room, and
was confined to the basement and first
floor. The loss was placed at 515,0.x).
BRAKEMAN CRUSHED TO DEATH.
Edward Brennan. fifty years old. a brake
man, while coupling cars at the Eagle Oil
yard. Jersey City, yesterday, was caught
between the bumpers and crushed to death.
U. S. Department ot Agriculture,
# « WEATHER BUREAU.
„ , WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief.
EXPLANATORY NOTES.
09*erv«!©n» laken at 8 p. m., 7>th meridian time, last
night. • Air pressure reduced 10 sea level.
Uobars, centiouou* lines, pas* through point* o* eipial air
pT SShwn«. taotd toe*, pass rtrougti points of equal tem
oe4S^Svn only tor zero, freeiine, ft), and 100 degrees.
O Cle»r, & Partly Coudy; • Ooud>-; R Rain; S Snow;
M Rej^rt •*«««- Arrows Hr with the wind.
tans iodlcßt tesupershire; second, 24-hour preap>
itttiati mXh iacb or more, tor 24 noun ending 8 p. m. yes-.
tertUy; Sit wind »elQCT?>v> 10 or mpre miles per hour.
THE WEATHER REPORT.
Oflicial l£f«-,,rd and Forecart.— Wa*hto«ton.
Dm —The lake disturbance of Stmday night
has practically disappeared to the northeastward
after caueins «no« from the lake region and
upv-r Ohio Valley eastward, and the "now ntlil
ll|g |l la north en.l east Ne» England. The
disturbance over Arizona still persist*, attended
by light snows in th» mountain districts of the
extreme Soutnw^t. There MM no other precipi
tation cf confluence except . ratr.a OS ti;.- north
J>aci3c coast.
Moderate temperatures prevail generally except
» 'j.flsaibalm'l and the Missouri valleys and
l*e i> a kot^ wh«« "hey are Quite h!*h for the
* r.nn \Vltn the exception of light Jocal mow-
K23» Yn the lake region end the mountain
T . ,1• « " tl-e *-jrtreni« Southwest and r&in in
districts <.! U£ mc staff, tb« weather wlil b*
the north *£ lt § v £ rr With »on,-what higher
'*' r °Vtur* E from the' Ohio Vall-y h,.J upper
}iTiSon'»t«rt an.l lower temperatures In
?%SSSSrSSi^SSS^ .•*.. indicated for
_.'.:.^iv c^ept in *• Northwest, where It
V. -
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 27. 1910.
REPORT HEAVY FIGHTING
Chihuahua Hears of a Battle at
Mai Paso. Rebels* Stronghold.
TROOPS FOR GEN. NAVARRO
About 2.000 Federal Reinforce
ments Sent to Surround the
Insurgents Near Pedernalea.
El Paso. Tex.. Bee 26.— A dispatch to
"The Times" from Chihuahua to-night
pays thai heavy fighting near Mai Paso is
reported in that city. >.'n details are
available.
Antonio Ponce, chief of police of Juarez,
returned from the hills near Juarez at 3
o'clock and denied a report that a battle
with rebels was imminent in the outskirts
of Juarez, opposite El Paso. He said there
■were no rebels, a number of woodchoppers
with bnrrors evidently having been mis
taken for insurgents.
The soldiers returned to Juarez at 3
o'clock and reported that there had been
no trace of insurgents.
Several hundred citizens of El Paso, who
had followed the soldiers into the hills
expecting to see a fight, returned disap
pointed. It was the most exciting after
noon experienced by Juarez and El Paso
in many years.
The report o f a pen-iing battle had fol
lowed declarations that a: party of insur
gents was in the hills almost ir. the city
limits of Ciudad Juarez, opposite El Paso,
in plain view of the people in El Paso.
According to a special to "The Times'"
from its correspondent at JJarfa, Tex., who
is declared to be in communication with
federal headquarters at Ojinaga, Mexico.
Colonel Durante, of the federal army, was
killed yesterday in a fight with insurgents
at Mulato. near Ojinaga. The federals were
repulsed and San ( 'arlos taken. Many fed
erals were wounded and four hundred head
of stock captured. A rapid-fire gun fell into
the hands of the insurgents.
An American, formerly an officer In the
Spanish-American War and now a mining
engineer in Mexico, arriving to-day direct
from the scene of revolutionary activity
west of Chihuahua, said :
'"Navarro's is the poorest army I have
ever seen. The rebels can hold that pass
against five thousand federals. The ad
vancing army of federals is carrying wire
less apparatus, and, having- already estab
lished a wireless tower in Chihuahua, hopes
to restore communication with the field if
they get through Mai Paso and join Na
varro."
Chihuahua. Mexico, Dec. 26.— About 2,000
government reinforcements are said to be
on the march to-day pursuant to a design
of surrounding the insurgents. For this
purpose they have about -',800 men, includ
ing Xavar*o's forces.
The revolutionists are supposed to be
still in the neighborhood of Pedernales
and In the mountains near Mai Paso.
News of a conflict is expected at any
time. The telegraph line still "works west
as far as San Antonio.
DEWEY MISSED CALLERS
Official Washington Went to Pay
Birthday Congratulations.
"Washington. Dec. 26. — Admiral George
Dewey, who was seventy-three years old
to-day, apparently did not expect that most
of official Washington would call on him
to offer congratulations, for he went driv
ing during the afternoon, missing the Pres
ident and Mrs. Taft, Chief Justice "White,
Cabinet members and a host of high ottl
cials and members of the diplomatic corps,
who left cards at the Dewey residence.
The admiral, accompanied by his son
George, drove into the country for several
hours, arriving home at nightfall. He found
scores of telegrams of congratulations
there from friends in all parts of the world.
A constant stream of callers poured into
the Dewey home during the day. Mrs.
Dewey, who is indisposed, was unable to
receive any of the guests. .
THIRD TRIAL FOR OLD MURDER
Defendant Asserts He Is Wrong Man-
Crime Twenty-four Years Ago.
[P-. Telegraph ;-> Tho Tribune.]
Rusk, Tex.. Dec. at— A remarkable , rini
lnal case Is on trial here on change of
ven>:e from Shelby County. For a third
time within as many years William Mitchell
is being tried for the murder of James
Truitt, which he is alleged to have commit
ted twenty-four years ag<.>. Two previous
trials resulted in disagreements.
Truitt was the husband of Mrs. Juda
Truitt Bishop, a well known Southern writ
er of short stories. No trace of Mitchell
was obtained until three years ago. when
the man who iei c DOW alleg-ed to be him was
gj-rested in New Mexico ami brought back
to Texas to answer for the crime. The
man vbo la now being tried asserts that
It is a case of mistaken identity.
will bo 1 m 1 unsettled.
The wind* ■Jong <<■•■ New England coast will
i.. light to moderate and variable, becoming
«outh and southwest; middle Atlantic; coast,
moderate $<nilh to Booth west; south Atlantic
coast. lipht an.l variable; «-ast Gull coast. light
HOUtheast to nouth; west Gulf coast, light to
moderate southea»t to south: Lake Michigan,
moderate puaaibly brisk southwest to west.
Steamers departing Tuesday for European
port* viii have moderate south to southwest
wind* with unsettled weather to the Grand
Batiks. ■■'■::
Forecast for >perlal Localities. — For the Dis
trict Of. Columbia. Maryland. New Jersey and
Eastern Pennsylvania, fair to-day; Wednesday
unsettled; liKht to moderate variable winds, be
coming south. -.: i
For Western Pennsylvania, fair to-day, except
nnov.- near I-ek- Krle; Wednesday local snows;
rncxierate southwest wind*.
For Kaslern Now fork, cloudy t" day and
WullnMlS] . probably MM I I r rain Wednesday
in north portion; modi-rat* south winds.
[•■■• New England, cloudy to .lay and Wednes
,*,,> with snow In north portion, warmer to-day
'„ north portion; moderate variable winds, be
coming; south.
For Western New York, local showers to-day
and Wednesday; moderate southwest wind*.
PITTSBURG IS AMBITIOUS
Aspires to 1,000,000 Population
Among Other Things.
: , Pittsburgh Dec. 25,— 1t is doubtful if
Pittsburg and Its industrial district ever
before planned . a greater or more impor
tant series of projects than are to be sub
mitted' is tile state and national lejrisla
'tures this winter. Thins* talked of for
3 ears have come to sufficient hqad to ask
authority for doing them. Concisely out
lined, the movements are as ■ follows: ■
For a Plttshwrg to Lake Rrie sh'p canal,
for the annexation of contiguous boroughs'
so as to make the city In the 1,000.000
population class, the. revision of tin city
charter fo as to permit government by
commission, federal and state aid to pre
vent the annual flooding of the city by its
three river?, the creation of a city plan
ning commission, permission, for the city
to construct a $1 0,000.000; subway to east
ern suburbs, enlargement of the powers of
the State Railway Commission so that it
may have authority over traction matters
in Pittsburg and revision of the school
code fo that the School Board may be
elective instead of being appointed by the
courts. ■ ■
The portentous canal .«chem*. thousji
years old. i"3 still embryonic, but at a re
cent meeting here of representative men
from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsyl
vania the movement was enthusiastically
received and a oermaT-ent association
formed to further the project. According
to the latest plans, the cost of $50,000,000
■would be divided among the three states
Interested and control vested in a joint
commission.
SKATERS NEARLY DROWNED
Human Chain Saves Lives of
Two New Jersey Boys.
Richfield, If. J., Dec. 26.— The holiday
came near costing the lives of two boys
skating on the Morris Canal this morning.
A human chain of seven, with the aid of a
hockey stick, saved them.
The lads were I^ouis Stevens, nine years
old. and his cousin, John Campbell, one
year his Junior. They were skating under
the "change"' bridge, where the ice was
thin. Suddenly they sank. Several other
skaters hurried to the rescue. Campbell
was the first to bob up, and the hockey
stick was handed him. This the lad seized
and he was pulled ashore.
The search was then begun f^r Stevens,
and as he came up for the last time one of
the rescuers, Todd Wilson, caught him by
the coat sleeve. While he held him the
others seized Wlison. and in that way
pnHaJ the drowning lad ashore.
PINE BROOK BOYS ON WING
Show Jersey Hamlet Home-
Made Monoplane in Flight.
Montclair, N- .T.. Dec. 26 (Special. — The
•itizens of Pine Brook, a small ham'et a
few mile? from here, had an unusual
Christinas experience to-day when two boys
supplied thrills by conquering the air in a
home-made aeroplane.
Harry Br-ino and Bernard Mahon. each
seventeen years old. a month or so ago
built an airship along original lines, and
attempted a flight. Mahon hoisted the ma
chine to the roof of a barn a.nd started,
but much to his chagrin the monoplane
dashed to the ground, severely Injuring the
young aviator.
The boys repaired their airship and added
two movable wings to the stationary" tail.
With a crowd of youngsters at their heels
trey made for a neighboring hill with their
craft.
Skis were attached to the machine, and
then lots were cast to •determine which of
the two boys should attempt the flight.
Bruno -yon. He took his seat just as a
snowstorm swept along the mountain
side. Mahon and two other lads gave the
monoplane a vigorous shove, and it shot
down the ice covered slope. At the bottom
there was a hillock of snow. When the
runners struck this the machine shot up
ward in the air. Bruno, however, guided
his ship on an even keel, and after attain
ing a height of 265 yards floated easily to
the ground.
Mahon then crawled into the car. and
after a mad flight down the hill, the ma
chine again rose in the air. The wind.
however, had been increasing in strength
and the machine wabbled, bringing Mahon
to earth with such force that the skis were
broken off.
BOOM FOR GENERAL COLLINS.
[By 7>lesraph to The Tribune. 1
Elizabeth, N. J., Dec. 36.— Friends of
Brigadier General Dennis F. Collins, of this
city, are booming him for Secretary of
State. The General is said to be in a
willing' mood and is also reported to have
expressed himself as anxious to succeed
Samuel D. Dickinson, the Incumbent.
Genera! Collins was probably more active
in the recent campaign than any other
Democrat v.-ith the possible exception of
James Nugent. He accompanied WoodroTy
Wilson on ali of htfl speechmaking tours.
lay, See. 7,.
1910. -a
Local Temperature Data
for Thla Date.
Normal* ......... .82
Highe*te*«K In 1861
Lowest..* 6 In 1672
Local Precipitation DM
(or This Month.
Normal 3.45 lnoiuta
Greatest*** 8 In 1884.
Lea., 0.98 in lI7T.
Local Official Record. — The following official
record from the Weather Uureau shows the
changes In the temperature for the last twenty
four hours In comparison with the corresponding
date of last year:
1900. 1&10.I 1!«K>. 10.
3 a. ni 32 211 fi p. ni :....*. -".• »>
tf a. m 3t> a' » p in -"0 St
» a. in...... 3i> - 1 II p. in ■--.' S3
12 m M i M Up. m 2a
4 p. m 29 a
Highest temperature yesterday, 3S decrees;
lowest. 21; average. £8; average for correspond
ing date last year, 30; average for corresponding
date last thirty- years. 3-.
Local Forecast. To-day cloudy; Wednesday
■unsettled; light to moderate, south winds.
\ Official observations of United States weather
bureaus, taken at 8 p. m. yesterday, follow:
.•it> Temperature. Weather.
Albany ■ Cloudy
Atlantic City M ■ ».'l«>i<ly
Ukibton ...'. •» Snow
Buffalo 12 < i.'ii.ly
Chicago »> Clear
New Orleans 1«* 3 ' '■■ '■'.
6t. Ix>uis 3S „ Clear
Washington 36 Clear
KILLED IN ENGINE CRASH
Fireman Dies. Driver Hurt When
Locomotive Overturns.
David Gerow, a fireman on a loeonvo
tlve.. was instantly killed and an en
gineer. Bernard Ronk, -was badly scalded
early yesterday morning, when an en
gine, running lignt between Jersey City
arid' "Weehawken. Mi the West Shore
road, took the wrong switch and crashed
into a bumper at 17th street and Ho
boken avenue, Jersey City.
Th« engine belongs to the New York
Central Railroad. It was bound for Woa>
hawken to get some cars. It ran into the
open switch while making good speed,
and before tin engineer could stop it
the ensrine crashed into the bumper and
overturned. Gerow was on the side
which went, over a.nd he was crushed to
death. There was a great rush of es
caping steam when the accident occurred
and the.n the engine took fire. An alarm
was sent in and the Fire Department
succeeded in extinguishing Hie blaze.
Ronk was attended by Dr. Wagner and
sent to the hospital. After Gerow's body
wa% removed from the wreckage : it was
sent to the morgue.
SIX SAVED FROM FLAMES
Fine Home at Glen Ridge. N. J..
Is Destroyed. -;
Glen Ridge. N". J.. Dec. 25.— James W.
Pierson, his wife, three children and a
maid narrowly escaped , being burned to
death in a fire which destroyed their home
this afternoon. All six persons were on
the third floor 01 the house, a three-story
frame structure, at No, 163 Ridge wood ave
nue, when a fire was discovered In the cel
lar and first floor, and It was With great
difficulty that they made their way through
the smoke-filled halls to the street. In his
haft" to get his children and wife out
of the burning building Mr. Pierson left
$1,100 in his room, and this was saved from
being burned by Fire Chief Russell, who
went up a ladder and found the wallet
wttb the money in it. in the place where
Mr. Pierson told him it was.
Mr. Pierson is a member of the firm of
J. T. Pierson & Sons, manufacturers of
masons'" materials, in East Orange. He
was opposed to having any Christmas cele
bration on Sunday, and he invited about
fifty guests to celebrate with him this even
ing. To add to the cheerfulness of the place
Pierson built a coal fire in the open grate
in the reception room. The fire was not
kindling fast enough to suit him, so he
decided toshake it. In doing so several
live coals went through into the cellar
instead of into a brick vault. The tire
spread rapidly, and while the family was
on the second floor the smoke and flames
spread through the lower floor and nearly
cut off means of escape by way of the
stairs.
Pierson seized two of the children, told
his wife and the servant to follow with
.the other, and made a rush down the stairs.
They reached the street, Pierson being the
only one hurt, his hands having been slight
ly burned.
When the firemen readied the house the
whole lower part was in flames. It was
then that Pierson remembered that he Had
left $1,100 in the house, and asked Chief
Russell to get it for him.
Not long after the fire had burned itself
out the first of the guests began to arrive
for the reception which was to have been
held in the house. Rather than disappoint
the guests Mr. Pierson made arrangements
with a local hotel to have a Christmas din
ner served to his family and guests. He
estimates the lossjion his house at 58,000
and its contents at $3,500. The House was
one of the finest in Glen Ridge.
KEPT MARRIAGE A SECRET
But Jersey Girl Will Teach School Un
til Her Term Expires.
Whitehouse Station. X. J.. Dec. 35 (Spe
cial). — The announcement just mad" of
the wedding last week of Miss Ethel Har
rison Pickell and Peter 'S. l>a Tourette is
a surprise to all their friends. The young
people were known to be engaged, but
they had not announced the day of the
ceremony, and it was thought to be still
in the future.
Mrs. L.a Tourette is a teacher in the
Raritan public schools. She sought re
lease from her contract so that she might
enter into the new and pleasanfer con
tract with a clear conscience, but her sor
ricee are so prized by the Board of p'du
catton that it would not release her. She
will teach, therefore, until June, when the
couple will take their honeymoon trip.
CHASE MANIAC IN STREETS
Man Who Escaped from Overbrook
Asylum Caught in Orange.
Orange, X. .T.. Dec '2* (Special).— The
i neighborhood of Orange"? "four corners"
was thrown into an uproar this afternoon
by a chase after an escaped maniac. The
man, John Bolan. escaped from the Over
brook asylum this morning and returned to
his home, at West Orange. His family is
an old and prominent one in that city.
On a pretence of seeking fresh air he
walked out on a fire escape, and while no
one was looking clambered down and got
away. The Chief of Police of West Orange
went to the Kolan home when he sot word
of the man's escape and there found him.
Rolan was taken to Police Headquarters
and later turned over to Joseph McCarty, ,
a keeper at Overbroofc. McCarty started
back with him on a trolley car. At a trans
fer point Bolan broke away. H*» ran sev
eral blocks, pursued by a large crowd-
Finally some one tripped him and be was
held fast until McCarty bound him hand ]
and foot. The rest of the Journey was made I
in an ambulance. i
BOY FORESTERS SUCCEED.
Monti'lair, N. .1.. Dec. 26 (Opeclal). — Two
thousand younj? Norway maple trees which
wpr» set out about four years ago by the
boys at the Newark City Home in Verona
have grown remarkably well, and some of
the tr*»es placed by the boys are now r^a-ly
for transplanting. The superintendent,
u:id'»r whose direction this example of
forestration by boys was carried out, eon
tcmplatps making a little park in the prop
erty of the Hc-me at Vprona, and It is prob
able that soiw 1 of the tre*>«= vvill be set out
to brantifr the surrounding land. 1
The boys at the Home about a year ago
began the work of enlarging their nursery.
They collected a quantity of seeds of oak
trees front the vicinity of Verona, which
th»>y planted last spring. Th<?s«> plants ar>
also thriving. There ar» about a dozen
boys engaged in this work. Tht-lr ages
range fri>m twelve to fourteen yearn.
Seen in the Shops
Children's slippers of felt have a vhtta
printed bunnle on the toe and sell for $1 a
pair.
Austrian straw slippers lined with colored
crash in all sizes sell at $1 a pair.
Quilted satin slippers that fold Into a
quilted satin CSM are for bedroom wear
and sell, In all color?, at $2 25 a pair.
Scarfs of figured chiffon with plain chif
fon over it and d*ep gold borders sell for
513 75; they also come with silver borders.
Figured chiffon scarfs with plain silk
borders and fringed ends sell at Vi JO.
Persian brass tlnger bowls with trays un
der them sell for &> cents each.
A brass alligator tapering for eighteen
inches toward a slender tail is a paper
weight and coals IV.
A big brass fly six inches lone: is another
attractive paper weight, selling at $10.
Fur sandals for. men and WOTMH ■■• I
warm and cosey bedroom comfort; they
coat from 11 50 to ?2 50 a pair.
Of Interest to tOomen
FEMININE FOLLY RARE f
Most-Women Incline to the More
Rational Modes.
There 1? much diversity of opinion SO to
whether or not the world is growing vriser
and better, and those who cling to the
more optimistic view often have their faith
severely shaken by «ome exhibition of
human folly— such a*, for instance, the)
hobble skirt. Some may hold that thlsj
should be spoken of <<> an exhibition ofj
feminine foily merely, but it must hi re- j
membered that men have rnueh to ■!•■> with '
the making of fashion, and in their efforts*
to pile iip fCthyj lucre are often willing to}
produce any monstrosity thai women will j
consent to buy. It make? little difference, j
however, to the race as a whole which part j
of It is responsible for any particular de- ,
parture from the paths of wisdom, for the
unlntelligence of one ?ex act? with equally
disastrous results upon botn!
The point to be considered now by any .
TWO FASHIONABLE LONG FUR COATS.
who have been despairing of the future of
the human race on account of the hobble
skirt is that this arUee of apparel was
never really -worn more ti'.an enough to
Kive certain persons a subject upon whicl
to exercise their wit. and that although
with each recurring season an attempt is
made to introduce utterly irrational uisJimi
of some kind or Other, few women can be
Induced to have anything to do with th*m
Vfter much tumult the skirt now adopted
by raoft women M a raorf practical an.l
comfortable one than has b*"-n known with
in the memory probably of anybody, now
living It is short, and has just sufficient
width to allow freedom of movement. * nee
in addition to these advantas-s there taja
Uneral preference for IlghtwelsM -otu-.
and petticoats an- hardly heavier taan a
father. Women to-day «ay well toak tack
with horror and amazem-nt upon the |M
titles of superfluous material they once
carried about with them.
Th» absence of uaiillil— rT *«?« lrj the
«kirt also makes possible the waring of
full length coat? of fur or cloth, and a
difference between one** indoor •«■ out '
door clothing In reasonable proportion o
that existing between the temperature, to
Which they are supposed to ha ■«■»"*
Many -omen to whom. In the day of bur
densome frocks, the thought of long coats
SfTntolerable. are ™*^^I?Z
With unspeakable joy and comfort In the
rain too the fashionable skirt to dcllght
f, liv CUT to dispose of. for. turned •*
under a raincoat, a single pin will keep it
out of harm's v.ay.
| SOUTHERN EGGNOG.
i The "KSnos? which has always been te
s^arabP associated vith the holiday
son in the South Is always mae. U ««
Virginia host in instalments, as .t in he-
U^Si that the best results are obtains!
in this way. It hi easy to adapt the «M»
tity to the. number of quests expected.
wri'.e recipes calling for large quantities
are hard to reduce satisfactorily. To two
raw egps are added a wineglassful each of
the best brandy and Santa, Cruz rum. two
teaspoonfuls of powdered sugar and six
vineplassfuls of rich cream. The mixture
i= shaken until ropy, and the process is
repeated until enough has been made for
the occasion. A final stir hi given and a
ItttJe more brandy may be added If It
seems necessary. The mixture is then
pouied into pitchers and pat near the lea.
but not on it. On belnsr poured into the
bowl from which it is to be served It 1.1
stirred with ■ beatin? motion until frothy
It should be served in small plass cup? with
handles, and a little grated nutmeg should
be sifted over the top of each Klass.
THE ART OF FOLDING A COAT.
To the wives and daughter? who do the
packing for the male, member* of the
! family the folding of a.coat Is often a pro.>
' lem of a more or less vexing nature. It
must be so folded as to carry wall and
reach its destination without wrinkling:, M
' than is usually no time to have it pressed
before it is worn. Now there is a new way
to accomplish this feat, and if these few di
rections, given by a leading tailor, are
carefully followed there will be peace in
\ bis .bras* turtle has a match safe at
one end of the shell, a cigar cutter at the
other and a hollow for ashes in the centre
of his back. He sells for $2 *».
Sln=!e Japanese dinner gongs of lacquer
in different colors sell for It each.
Brass clubs and spades, three inches long
and baize lined, make attractive paper
weights and sell for 92 aplec*.
Small bronze elephants carrying dinner
gonss in their uplifted trunks sell for II '"
each.
Embroidered Japanese opera capes in new
shapes with Bemi-fitted shoulders ~-" r '" r
from M to ■■ and are very beautiful.
Crepe de chine hand embroidered waist
patterns in all of the pastel colors cost
$12 M each. "
TIM HIM of •hope where artlc.es roenuoned
en this page were seen can be obtain.-d b>
Ending a stamped and addressed envelope to
"X !>i the :=hop«." New York Tribune. Trt
inVur" , prompt reply the dat« of publlcattoa
•fcould be given.
th» family and wrinkJen will be banish**
from the male wardrobe.
Spread th« coat out In the usual *»'- -s« a
fiat table «r ... wltii the collar at tl»
right of the operator. Take the und^arm
seam that is nearest and fold back to tli»
centre back .-,-,. straightening th« fleece
In a natural way upon It. Take the further
underarm seam and draw forward over th»
other •„.... --„-•-•■--;• on th« tap
of the other. Then fold th# front ovsr It.
Turn out the collar and fold th« tails t»r
once. The parcel will hj about ••■ ■<»•
of a. well Laundered and MaM ?hirt. and
th« coat win com* out perfectly smooth at
the' Journey's end. The old way of foldit»«
the fronts back over the sleeves and thSB
folding them together always left Juaeoa
for wrinkles down the bacV and arosnd th*
cellar.' Any coat mar be. folded in *"'• orw
■way. even the dress coat.' ■"■"■•■
MONOGRAMED PLAYING CARDS.
It Rive* a plea.-yint 'not? of -divldi»alHs»
to playing rard.« to have I **" mark M
the back with the oners' initials, sinzl?
or In monogram. A plain gilt edc» car*
looks well with a marking done In * com
bination of gold, win red. blue, Kre«« or
brown lettering. Naturally, the pries off
the card?, after the plate has been made,
varies according to th*» number of park"
desired. For. ?I0 on? ran get a plate aiM
a dozen decks. For hal a trkßS extra ex
pense the monocram can be placed on ti"»
marker- and tally cards also. To asal the
outfit complete-, several scor* pa*!?, rflt'v
monogram or initials or. the t<yp. should !>•»
provided.
THE TRIBUNE PATTERN.
The shirtwaist of =!Tk. flannel or wash
able material la one of the most u«*>fut of
IBriUMlta This one Is made of rpoire si!k.
The body portion and SBSSVOS a-<- .rrt In
one and it is very simple and easy to
make. There hi a seam at the rac*r ami
the closing is made at the front Trith the
regulation box pleat. Instead of the Icng
sleeves those of elbow length with rolled
over caffs can be used and the neck can
be finished with .1 flat, round collar. The
skirt is pleated in the most becoming and
satisfactory manner. It has a bors pleat
effect at front and back, while the s!dea
are arranged to suggest panels. This «k!rt
is made of serge, bat the model co- •■• bo
utilized for any skirting material, or th»
entire costume could be made of caahmera
or other simple wool material.
■ Cotton poplins are pretty and are maci>
! \. • . TISSUE PAPER PATTERN" OF
SHIRTWAIST; NO. *,*£. PATTi:KN
OF EIGHT-GORED SKIRT. EACH
FOR Id CENTS. '
I used for indoor wear. and both vraist and
i skirt made of mercerized popUn in on* of
\ the catuwba shades would make a nw«v
practical gown for morning wear.
The quantity <•' material required for th
medium size will be for the waist 2. yard*
: X or At inches wide, for the skirt will b*
needed «*i yards .- 4U yarda «- SSr yards
{ ZZ for serge or other material without up
I and down, but if all the gores muM be cut
iin one. T : -- yards 27. 4!i yards 44 or 52
I inches wit! be rt-Muirvd.
f The pattern. No. 6,5™ is cut in sizes 34
to 41 bust measure, and the pattern, Xo.
•5.332, in sizes 22 to 32 waist measure. They
will b* mailed to any address on receipt of
10 cents each.
Please give number of pattern with wale*
or bust measure distinctly Address Pat
tern Department. New- York Tribune. If
In a hurry for pattern semi an extra 3
cent stamp and we will cmll by latter 90*1
age in sealed envelope.
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