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V" LXX . N° 23,421.
Mew Year's Message Sent by
Cable and Wireless to
Soldiers and Sailors.
jlr. Taft Expresses His Appre
ciation of Good Service Ren
dered by Army, Navy
and Marine Corps.
IF'^jm Th* XMBBBM Bureau.]
■CTashington. Dec. 30.— The hundred
thousand and more soldiers and blue
4j.Tje.tp of the United States throughout
the world are to receive, for the first j
tJsie. New Years greetings from the
president of the United States, express
ice his appreciation of their goo.] and
falthfu] services. Every New Tear's
T>ay all the army and navy officers sta
tioned in Washington are expected to
caTfia ■ body to greet the President, hut
this is the first time messages have been
sent to all the army, navy and marine
corps by the Commander in Chief.
>:.■■- before have the soldiers and ;
sailors l^eii ho widely distributed 1
throughout 8*! world 'as to-day. Never
before have M) many been in foreign
•waters or on foreign stations. Accord
ingly. President Taft held it fitting that
s special message of greeting be ad
dressed to each command, to be accepted
as personal by every officer and man.
This message is being sent to every post
Rnd station from Fort Myer. across the
Potomac River, to the Atlantic fleet,
Dow well out to sea from the English
Channel, the. destroyers in the "West
Indies, the gunboats in Central America
and interior China and the soldiers sta
tioned in Alaska, even to the stragglers
of the signal corps in a little ice camp
or. the Arctic Circle.
The messages were pent out to-night
by the Secretaries of War and the
Navy To their respective commands,
and in order that all may be received by
New Year's morning, foreign cables and
wireless apparatus were necessarily
brought into extensive use. The troops
et the most remote stations in Alaska
can be reached by wireless only, as can
the battleship fleet, which is on its way
to liuantanamo.
Trying to Reach Battleship Fleet.
Efforts are being made to-night to get
a wireless message to the fleet from
shore stations on the British and French
coasts, bat difficulty was experienced.
owing to the fact that, the navy has no
mutual arrangement with the foreign
wifeless companies. If the message does
jiot gel through in this manner to-night,
the high powered wireless stations at
Brant Rock. Mass.. Key West and
«;t:aritaiiamo will call incessantly until
they can make connection with the out
fit, on the battleship Connecticut.'.
The message to the navy, sent ..by
Secretary Meyer, is as follows:
The President sends New Year's greet
ing? and cordial appreciation of service
to" the officers and men of your com
mand. Transmit the above promptly to
an Jer your command for publication
]>r;nr to noon. January 1. 1011.
Tie BSflans to *l!ie army was sent
through all vision and department
commanders, the wording being identical
-with that Bert to the navy. The greet
ings to the army will reach the en
pin«^ers on the Isthmus of Panama, the
-Porto Rico regiment of infantry, the
ten thousand or more troops in the., phil
ippine [slands. those in the Hawaiian
I- ands and the portion of the l^th In
fantry stationed in Alaska, as well as to
Ell posts in the United States.
The little old gunboat Annapolis is
probably the only ship or station in the
entire service that cannot receive her
CTeetinETS on time. The Annapolis is the
station ship at Samoa, the nearest cable
station io which is at Suva. I,.>«> miles
Prof. Wile ox on Race Suicide —
Endowment of Mothers.
St. Louis, Dec 30. — There will be no
children in th" United Slates under five
yars of age in the year 2020. Babies,
accordingly, will have disappeared from
this country .-is- early as 2015.
This is the Hi Jill* ii alii si conclusion of
Professor Walter K. Wilcox. of Cornell
TTniviersity. announced to the American
Statistical Association this afternoon.
Th* only hope of se< *ng babies in the
'"rjited States after 2020, according to
Professor Wilcox's calculation. Is by pos-
Fible importation from France, which, he
t-ay«. will continue to have babies eighty
years after the United States has quit.
"There ■ proportionately more race
*ui.-!d<> in the United States than In
France/! said Professor sVUcox.
An endowment for tfce stork was rcc
*)Riniended to the American Sociological
Association by Geneve Elliot Howard.
professor of sociology in the University
of Nebraska. He declared the state
Ebouid honor motherhood by endowing
'Parents who rsJas families,' be said.
-ar,. ..•Hi. .i to payment and security
frum the. state the same as the soldier
or the judge or any other public servant.
The woman who gives a child to the
Plate should be allowed an Income by
the state for taking care of thatchld
That would make the naother the rjlsr
In the home. That would be social Jus
tice." ■
Judge Decides Use of "Cut-off" May
Replace Horn or Bell.
I By T-l»Kraph to The Tribuiie.l
Providence. Dec HO.-Of far-reaching-of
fett to unwililinm is a derision made by
Justice .lurham in the District Court to
day, when be discnarged a defendant ac
cused of failing ••• aaand a warning of the
approach of hi? automobile in accordance
■Riih the law. The res|K>:ident established
that he had thrown the exhaust into the
open and not into dm muffler »' his ma
rine, this use of the cut-oft making a pl)!
& ienily loud nois« and acting as a proper
»'fc ruing.
Th~e court took that view of the case,
bcldin? that the cut-off was as effective in
Us notification to pedestrian!; and other
vehicles an a lorn or bell or other noise
i^Akiiitf device.
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To-day, fair.
To-morrow, unsettled and warmer.
Trouble Brewing Between Eng
. land and Her Ally.
[By Cable to The Tribune. I
London, Dec. 30. — Trouble is brewing
between England and her ally. Japan.
The forthcoming Japanese loan will, it
Is stated, be affected by the resentment
of British ■ financiers toward the new-
Japanese tariff, which will affect the in
dustries of Lancashire and Yorkshire
British investors are being advised to
show the Japanese that if they want
assistance they must be just to the man
ufacturers and traders of this country.
Another matter which has caused a
considerable amount of ill feeling is the
sale by Japan to Abyssinia of sixty
thousand rifles and six million cartridges
that were captured from the Russians
at Port Arthur. As a large proportion
of these weapons must necessarily pass
into the possession of warlike tribes on
several frontiers of the British Empire,
"The Outlook" does not hesitate to say
that the action of the Japanese War
! office can be regarded only as an un
friendly one, and that there is good
! reason to believe that the matter will
form the subject of a protest from the
British Foreign Office.
So She Quits Richmond Hotel for
Home of Half-Sister.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune. 1
Richmond. Va.. Dec. 30.— Because she
insisted upon having her little French
poodle in her mom with her. Mrs. James
Brown Potter, of Now York, formerly
Miss May Handy, of this city, was not
permitted to be a pruest at the Jefferson
Hotel, when she appeared there v.ith her
ret dop and maid on Wednesday and
scratched her name across the register.
"Why. I have always been allowed to
have my pet in my room with me." re
monstrated Mrs. Potter, "and I will see
the manager at once. I never heard of
such a tiling." In the absence of Oscar
F. Weisieer. the manager. Bigger, the
chief clerk, w-as summoned. He, too, in
formed Mrs. Potter that she could not
keep the dog in her room.
It appears that Frye, the former man
ager, had always indulged the former
Richmond woman, despite the fact that
it was against the rule of the hotel to
permit dogs in the rooms. Mr. Weisiger
appeared on the scene later, but was as
obdurate as Mr. Bigger, and finally Mrs.
Potter, her maid and the little poodle,
which -weighs scarcely two pounds, lett
the hotel, and. taking a taxicab. went
to the home of Mrs. Frank W. Powers,
Mrs. Potter's half-sister, at Darlea,
where she is now staying.
"My ppt sleeps on the foot of my bed
every night," Mrs. Potter said. "He is
just the cutest little thing in the world,
and T could not do without him. I take
him everywhere T go."
Bell Hops Arrest May End It,
Superintendent Thinks.
Members of the Players" Club in Gra
mercy Park have been losing overcoats
and other property in the last few weeks,
and though the pilfering went on stead
ily John J. Rowley, the superintendent,
could not get his hands on the thief.
I^ast night he caused the arrest of a
bellboy. Charles Van Schott, who came
to America from Holland last May.
When Van Schott was out on an er
rand Rowley said he went to his locker
and found an overcoat which looked like
one lost by one of the members of the
club, Charles Dugan. Rowley was mys
tified until, according to his story to the
police, the bellboy confessed he had
stolen the coat from Mr. Dugan and had
it cat down la suit his own figure.
Then Mrs. Powell Went to Eu
rope — Good Skating in Parlor.
I By Telegraph to The Tribune.l
Allentov.n. Perm . Dec. 30.— Phileas
Foggs vaJet. who left the gas burning
while encircling the world in eighty days i
has been outdone in Allentown. When \
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Powell, who left the;
city for a tour of Europe last summer
returned yesterday she remembered she
had forgotten to shut off her water
pipe?, which had frozen and then burst.
Instead of the pretty, little home she
left, the cellar was full of water, there
was good skating in the parlor, the ceil
ings hart fallen down, and the papering
of the house was all soaked oft". From
all indications the pipes burst a month
•„*:,., and ever since then the property
had been flooded. The home, which was
valued at about $6.C00. is practically
ruin* el ___ :•'"•--
Real British Musical Organization
Gives President a Novel Greeting.
Washington^ Dec. 30.— An Incident that
caused a nervous flutter on the part of ap
prehensive statesmen occurred last night, ;
•when Mi. Taft attended the theatre. The
President is ea inveterate theatregoer. Al
ways when he enters a playhouse the or
chestra and players pause until he is seat
ed, the audience rises and the orchestra
plays "The Star-Spangled Banner." Then
it,.- play Is resumed.
When Mr. Taft and his family entered
their box last nleht the play was in prog
ress. It was an Imported musical comedy
Lad the chorus and orchestra were recruit
ed within the sound of BowbeUa. With
knowledge that the President was to at "
tend the management had arrayed a squad
of the chorus men in military trappings,
and when Mr. Taft entered this martial
band Marched in precision to the footlights,
flashed swords and stood at salute until the
j President was seated.
In the hush the tribute was highly ef
fective Then the orchestra lender raised
his baton, held it aloft h.i instant anil
I brought it down Imperiously. The orches
tra promptly Hunched Into the strains of
-<;od Save the King."
The nervous and apprehensive statesmen
In the house refused to be comforted by
the remembrance that to the same music
is framed the patriotic; hymn. "My Coun
try f Tis of Thee." To their agitated minds
the' affair was too realistically royalistic
to be condoned in the capital of a republic.
Athens. Greece. Dec- 30.— N0 fatalities
have attended the series of earthquakes In
the Province of Ells. Th'; mat-rial dam
age, however, is considerable.
<•haiTmazj.es Wines or Grape Juice.
H. T. DEWEY & SONS CO.. 138 Fulton St..
N i.— A<ivt.
NEW-YORK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1910.-FOURTEEN PAGES. * • PRICE O>>L lE> f „*.» heM two ce>t».
Asked to Return and Submit to
Examination by Graft
Lawyers Think He May Be Li
able for Loss of Money in
Northern Bank Not Cov
ered by Bond.
It -was reported last night that urgent
messages had been sent to Charles H.
Hyde, the City Chamberlain, asking him
to cut short his duck shooting and
houseboat trip in Southern waters and
come back to stop the flood of criticism
that has been aroused by his absence.
The Chamberlain's secretary said he
did not know anything about any mes
sages, but he would not be at all sur
prised to find that his chief was on his
way back to town in a few days.
Not only does the legislative graft in
vestigating committee want to examine
Mr. Hyde regarding the alleged fund
raised to defeat the racetrack bill, but
Acting Chamberlain "Walsh is anxious
to have the head of the" office back to
attend to the difficulties that have
arisen by the tying up of some $209,000
of city money in the suspended North
ern Bank. >
Lawyers who were speculating .yester
day on the chance of the city's losing
the (56b099 in the Northern Bank that
is not covered by a bond dug up a court
decision in the ••">] New York Reports
in the case of Tillinghast vs. Merrill,
which stated: -Public officers having
care of public moneys are by virtue of
their office insurers of the same and are
liable for a loss thereof, although such
loss occurred without any fault or negli
gence on their part." The bond of the
City Chamberlain Is gWOjOOO.
It was learned yesterday that about
(10,000 of tax collections had been taken
to the bank after hours on Saturday. An
effort is to be made to get back this
money, on the ground that the bank
never reopened thereafter and that the
money was never legally on deposit.
Acting Chamberlain Walsh will have a
conference with the Corporation Coun
sel this morning to see if a court order
cannot be obtained for the return of this
Controller Prendergast received a pro
test from a taxpayer against paying
Chamberlain Hyde his salary of (1,090
for the month of December, on the
ground that he was not entitied to
money that he had not earned, and
should not expect pay for the pleasure
of shooting wOA ducks from the deck
of ■ houseboat.
When the Controller was asked what
he would do about the protest, he re
plied: "The relations between Mr. Hyde
and the Mayor are so intimate that I
do not care to get mixed up in the pres
ent controversy."
This month officials and employes of
the city received their pay for half a
month on December 15. The check for
City Chamberlain Hyde was sent to his
office and is probably waiting his return
there. It is not thought that the Con
troller will undertake anything so dras
tic as withholding the check for the lat
ter part of the month, although any
taxpayer might mandamus him to do so.
It was recalled yesterday that former
Alderman Oeorge A. Morrison startled
his fellow members of the board two
years ago by sending back the check
for his month's pay while out of the
tity on business. Controller Metz was
puzzled to know what to do with the
money and finally turned it over Do the
conscience fund.
One Dead, One Dying After Car
Drops Seven Stories.
While trying to show Alexander Jones,
a negro, of No. 444 West ">2d street, how
to operate- the elevator in the Hunting
ton apartment house, at No. 218 West
112 th street, last night. John Mosse. the
negro elevator buy, worked the. down
ward lever too sharply, it is thought,
and sent the car crashing from the
seventh flour to the basement. When
tenants in the building rushed to the
cellar they found Mosse lying in the
wreckage with his back broken and
Jones dead. The car was a heap of
twisted iron.
The only person who was near at the
time was a laundry boy, who had just
delivered a package. He said that just
after he had stepped from the car at the
seventh flour be beard Mosse telling tho
other negro how t.» work the brake. A
moment later he heard the car crash to
the bottom of the shaft.
Two patrolmen were summoned, ami
they, with several tenants, went to work
with «r<.wt.ars to free- Mosse and Jones.
After more than an hours work they
dragged the men out Moose was re
moved to the Harlem Hospital in a dy
ing condition.
Bride Who Sues Hotel Asks $50 for
Several Days' Wasted Time.
Cleveland, Dec. 30.— The cash value of
honeymoon Miss will be decided in the local
courts as the result of a suit for $507 dam
apes against the proprietor of a hotel filed
to-day by Mrs. l.aura Riehl, of Washing
jii the itemized list of damages submitted
hy Mrs. Rlehl is the following "For time
lost from honeymoon, several days. $50."
A lost trunk caused the suit. Mr. and
Mrs Bfehl were In Cleveland on August 20
on their honeymoon trip. When they left
the city a porter switched checks, and in-
Btead of their trunk, containing Mrs.
Rlehl's trousseau and Mr. Riehl's wedding
clothes, they received a case of camples.
They hastily postponed their trip and came
to Cleveland in search of the trunk, but
we re unable to tad it-
Mrs Riehl demands ?425. the value of the
trunk and its contents; $32 spent in hunt--
Si, the lost article, and VA. which is repre
sented as the value of that portion of their
honeymoon wasted.
From Broadway to the Boardwalk by the
„.'„■." ;:.;.;,,/., Railroad. BP«c**J '■-"{ r l»s
irJlvP ioHV A-ttontlC City 4 mi ami „-.
-I v January 2. with Dining Car.— Advt.
r\ M. Januarj ... w v . . .
After He Admitted Taking an Overdose of Poison.
iPhotograph copyright by American Press Association^
Score Hurt in Dash of Seven
Hundred Persons for Audi
torium Doors.
Shouts Commands to Ushers at
Educational Alliance, and
Crowd Is Reseated,
Then Dismissed.
An audience of nearly seven hundred
persons was thrown into a panic early
last night, when a large section of the
ceiling of the auditorium of the Educa
tional Alliance, at East Broadway and
Jefferson street, fell with a loud crash.
Four men in the audience received pain
ful injuries and at least a score were
bruised by the falling debris or injured
in the rush for the door.
Save for the presence of mind of the
Rev. Dr. Meyer H. Masliansky. who was
occupying the iecture platform when the
accident occurred, it is probable there
would have been a number of fatalities.
Above the noise and confusion he
shouted commands to the ushers at the
doors and they worked heroically to pre
vent those nearest the doors from being
trampled under foot. After fifteen min
utes of struggling the reassuring words
of Dr. Masliansky and the ushers got the
members of the audience back to their
Dr. Arluck, of Gouverneur Hospital,
was called to attend tho injured. He
treated Herman Notokoff, of No. 233
Court street, Newark; Joseph Zelecowitz,
of No. 1 First avenue; Moses Howofling.
of No. 130 Cannon street, and Morris
Marsh, of No. 129 Orchard street, for
lacerations of the anus and hands. All
of the men were in the front row, a few r
feet from where the heaviest part of the
ceiling fell.
Those in charge of the building were
unable to explain what caused the
twenty or more square feet of plaster to
fall. When order was restored and the
injured attended to Dr. Masliansky re
quested the audience to leave the hall
The lecture v>as on "The Feast Of
Esther." and was one of the weekly
entertainments given for charitable pur
poses. The auditorium is on the second
floor of the building, and had the fren
zied crowd been permitted to gain the
stairs it is believed that many would
have been killed by falling to the floor
below. None of the thirty women pres
ent at the lecture was injured.
Viennese Leave Homes to Es
cape Indiscreet Questions.
Vienna, Dec. Bft.— The people of Vienna
of all classes are fleeine: t lie capital for
a few days to escape the city census,
owing to its inquisitorial nature. Not.
only are details concerning age, income,
occupation, tic, required, but every con
ceivable discreet and indiscreet ques
tion, including minute particulars as t<>
sanitary arrangements of households,
are asked.
As a further indignity the census re
turns must be submitted to house por
ters, who shall notify the police whether
the details given are correct.
Wife of Admiral's Son Can't
Seek Divorce in Newport.
iriv T<-|r;riar>h to Tli* Tribunal
Providence, R. 1., Dec. 30. 8y a de
cision of the. State Supreme Court to
day, wherein the petition of Mrs. Nina
Walker for a divorce from James W.
Walker, a MM <>!" Admiral Walker, of the
United States Navy, is denied and the
ruling Of the Superior Court, based on
the grounds af no jurisdiction, is sus
tained, the fact that Washington takes
precedence over Newport in establishing
the legal residence of naval attaches was
determined. ■ Mr. Walker was connected
.with th" navy and was stationed at
Newport. 'He maintained that his legal
place of residence was Washington and
that his presence on a naval reservation
did not make bin, a resident of the
state where it was situated.
Boston Elevated Railway Will
Give Away $82,000 To-day.
Boston. Dec. 30.— Thirty-five hundred
men. employed as motormen, conduc
tors, elevated trainmen, starters, station
masters and inspectors by the Boston
Elevated Railway Company, will to
morrow receive gold pieces as New Tear
presents. In all. the company will dis
tribute about $82,00), in which more
than 80 per cent of the car service em
ployes will share.
Approximately 2,500 men will receive
$25 each and 1,000 men $20 each. The
company established the custom of giv
ing rewards for meritorious service
eight years ago.
A $200,000,000 CORPORATION
Gigantic Public Service Opera
tions Around San Francisco.
Wilmington, Del., Dec. 30.— The United
Properties Company, of California, was
Incorporated her* to-day with a capital
stock of $200,000,000.
It is authorized to equip, construct
land operate railroads, steamship lines,
electric light, power and traction lines,
water for domestic purposes and irriga
tion, to build and operate wharves, docks
and warehouses. The operating offices
will bo in San Francisco and Oakland,
The directors are Harry W. Davis, of
this city. F. M. Smith. W. S. Tevis, R.
G. Hanford. Gavin McNab and W. R.
Alberger, of San Francisco; C. B. Za
briskie. of New- York, and Dennis? Searles,
of Oakland, Cal.
The new corporation is said to repre
sent a merger of all the public utilities
companies of Berkeley and Oakland, in
chiding the ferry lines that connect those
places with San Francisco. It is the
largest concern ever organized under
the Delaware incorporation laws.
Mr. Zabriskie is manager in New
York of the Pacific Coast Borax Com
pany of which Smith is president. In
addition to the public utilities in tho
merger a steamship line will be estab
lished. Zabriski to-night refused to
say where this steamship line will run.
Harvard University Hears of
Discovery by Englishman.
f By Telesrarh to Thn Trlbun" 1
Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 30.— The Har
vard observatory received notification
to-night from F. W. Dyson, Astronomer
Royal of Scotland, that the Rev Dr.
T. E. Espin, of Wnlsingham, England,
had discovered a new star. This heav
enly body was observed both photo
graphically and visually at the Har
.ard observatory to-ni<rht.
U is situated in the constellation La
certa. From the collection of photo
giaphs examined here to-night it appears
that the star was \isible to the naked
eye noarlv a month ago. It is now of
the seventh magnitude and is visible
with a field glass. A number of photo
graphs of the star and its spectrum were
taken to-ins^it and showed the eleven
well marked bright lines.
Physicians Interested in Case of
Tarrytown Bridegroom.
Six weeks ago George Lewer, Of Tar
rytown. was married. Two weeks :ifter
the wedding he strained himself while
hanging pictures in bis newly fnmlßHOd
home. Hh did not experience any ill ef
fect at the time, but several days later,
while out driving, lie was suddenly
stricken with paralysis and fell helpless
in the carriage.
Next day he was removed to St. John's
Riverside Hospital, Yonkers. lower's af
fliction assumed a peculiar form. He lost
the power of speech, and physicians be
coming interested in the case addressed
themselves to the task of assisting the
patif-nt in his efforts to regain it.. After
numerous attempts Lewer found himself
able to pronounce a few simple" syllables.
The doctors made him repeat these syl
lables over and over again, and gradually
hy combining the syllables Lewer began
to master small, and then larger, words.
• He is now on I fair way to recovery
and in daily enlarging his vocabulary.
At the time ho whs stricken the young
man's memory was slightly impaired, but
the full use of this faculty has now ap
parently bevn restored to him.
Forestalls Hearing on Changes in
Sydenham Hospital Records by
Getting an Injunction.
Declares County Society Board
Purposed Not to Believe His
Denials, but to Favor
Throwing Him Out.
The board of censors of the New Yr>rk
County Medical Society did not meet
last night according; to schedule to hear
what Dr. Louis A. Ewald had to tell
them about the changes that occurred In
the records of the Sydenham Hospital
some time last spring.
The reason was that the doctor, acting
through his attorney, got out a tempo
rary injunction restraining the board of
censors from meeting then or at any
other time for the purpose of preferring
charges against, hearing evidence on, or
in any way discussing him in connec
tion with the affair.
The injunction was granted by Justice
Bijur, and is returnable before Justice
Goff in Special Term. Part 1. of the Su
preme Court, on January 4.
In his application for the injunction
Dr. Ewald maintained that the purpose
and intention of the defendants was to
try him, pro forma, on the said charges,
to again listen to his denial of their
truth, not to believe it, to find him guilty
of them and then so unanimously recom
mend his expulsion from membership in
the society.
Dr. Ewald first attracted attention
from his colleagues when the Obstetri
cal Society found, it said, that he had
gr issly exaggerated the number of times
which he had performed a delicate op
eration in an article written to celebrate
the fortieth anniversary el the German
Hospital. They sent a committee to in
vestigate the records of the Sydenham
Hospital, where twenty-seven of the
cases were reported to have occurred,
and though the committee reported that
it was obvious the recur. is had bptn
tampered with enough discrepancies
were found, the committee stated. Is
cause Ewald's expulsion from the so
A committee from the County Medical
Society, examining the records later, re
ported that it discovered that the rec
ords had been changed a second time in
the interim. So perfectly, said the com
mittee had this been done. In never, that
the society could not find iniMsnuj suffi
cient for expulsion. The doctor was ac
cordingly suspended for a year.
"When it became evident that the
change in the records could not be con
cealed, the report stated, the blame was
put upon Superintendent Egghard. and
after going to Kurope. "shipped rh.-nv"
according to his own testimony, he uas
virtually expelled.
• Egghardrlaid the whole matter before
the County Medical Society, declaring
that both • Dr. Robert Kunitzer. vice
president of the hospital, and Dr. Ewald
knew of the change, and stating that the
former had ordered h"m to allow it.
On This evidence Dr. Kunitzer was ex
pelled. .hut.no action could be taken
against Dr. Ewald .because he was un
der suspension. Accordingly, at a meet
ing of the Coinitia Minura of the society
on December 12. it was voted, to rein
state him' to membership. Before the
charges could be drawn up against him.
however, his resignation was received
by the secretary.
The doctor now holds that the associa
tion has no jurisdiction over him be
cause of his resignation. Dr. Houghton
asserted last night, however, that accord
ins to the bylaws his resignation will
not take effect until it has been accepted.
This is a question that will now be de
cided by the. courts.
Norfolk. Va., Pec SO.— Mi Hard p. Gaskin.
twelve years old. was accidentally killed
In Portsmouth to-day by his brother,
David, fourteen years old. was pulled the
trtgger "' a pistul as he playfully pointed
the weapon at the younger boy. exclaiming.
"Suppose you were a burgjarrv^j - ; •
Accused Banker Getting Well in
Bcllevue After Attempt
at Suicide.
Drug Taken at Sister's Horn*
Overcomes Prisoner in Court
" Building While Waiting J.
, To Be Arraigned.
As he was about to be arra!gne<!
yesterday in the Criminal Courts on th«
charge of misappropriating SS»>.o*u'» of
the funds of the Washington Savings
Bank. Joseph G. Robin nearly nut an
end to his involved career by attempting
to commit suicide. Robin could not have
planned his act v, jth incidents more
dramatic or announced his supposed fata
with calmer deliberation.
"I am a doomed man. I have taken
twelve tablets of that hyoscyamin. and
am dying now,' he told Dr. Austin Flint
as he «at in a half, stupor in the de
tective bureau of the District Attorney's
office awaiting the 'convenience *>f the
court to appear in Part I of General
Sessions and plead before Judge Cram.
Upon further inquiry Robin tcld the
physician that he had' swallowed the
slow acting poison three-quarters si an
hour before, just prior la his leaving th«
home of his sister. Dr. Louise Robino
witch, at No. '2S West I2t>th street, in an
automobile, accompanied by detectives
from the District Attorney's office, to
come to court.
H? said that h° found the tablet ■ i
drawer in his sister's room, where they
had been kept and admin:st c 'r«'i to him
occasionally to countera< t th< v - ts of
morphine which he had tak^n to relieve
the pain he suffered from ki'in^v tmub>.
He took all there uas left in the 1.-x. hs
Dr. Rnblnowitch sat beside her br t ■".
supporting his head on her .-h- • n '.
corroborated what he ha-i told I >r. Flint.
She said that he told her he had hur
riedly swallowed the tablets when the
trained nurse stepped out of th.=> room
for a moment before they left the house.
She knew nothing about it. she said,
until he swooned in the 1 >istr'.'* At
torney's office and bade her goodby. say
ing that he was dying.
Sure Robin Took Poison.
There was no question among the
physicians who were hastily summoned
to attend Robin but that he had taken
the poison as he stated. Every symp
tom indicated it. they aaid. He prob
ably owes his life to the fact that thero
was not a larger quantity of the poison
ous drug in the box. coupled with the
qui'^k action of the ambulance surgeons
called from the Hudson Street Hospital
in applying the stomach pump.
Robin was later taken to th« sick
ward in the Tombs, and soon afterward
he was removed in an ambulance to the
prison ward of Beilevue Hospital, where,
it was said last night, he was resting as
comfortably as could he expected under
thp circumstances. His compltt 0 recov
ery bj expected wffMsl two or ttPM
Dr. TVi'.'.iam B. XlaboYi, superintendent
of the Manhattan State HaapSßat r\n.d
Dr. Austin Flint examined Robin a" nig
sister's home on Thursday, and reported
to the District Attorney's office yester
day morning that he was physically able
to appear in court. Robin was taken t>
his sister's house with the consent of Dis
trict Attorney Whitman, aajaaajai :• -
tectives. after he was indicted. T
tectlves spent the Ja "n?«hr tnere whi!*> tho
prisoner lay in his bed in charge o.f_ a.
trained nurse.
Shortly after 1 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon Robin's big white Muring ear
drew up in front of the house and Robin
came out. accompanied by his sister aael
Detectives Flood and 1.- isrb. of th- *
trict Attorney's office. Robin des< endetl
the steps briskly and got into fBN car
naaMSOl H» sat between !iis= si.-r- 1
Detective F!oo<i j n the torneau. A curi
ous crowd had gathered in 'runt ■ Hal
house to see the party saT sbbJ r>r.
Robinowitch shielded lier brother's faca>
from the camrr brigade with her muff
while waiting for the automobile to>
Nearly Falls in Detectives* Room. ,
Detective Flood said later that Robin
seemed to faint several times on -the trip
downtown, but would reassure them
after each attack and say that he felt
all right. His condition had changed
noticeably, however, when they reached
the Criminal Courts Building. He was
strongly supported on either side by ths
two detectives as he entered and left tho
elevator In the building, and h • tottered
and almost fell as he was led to a chair
In the detectives* room on the third
A crowd had gathered in Part I to get
a look at the man whose fanciful finan
ciering had festal broadly aired in th«
public prints since the Northern Bank
closed its doors last Tuesday and the
Robin bubble burst. It was sentencing
day before Judge Cram. and a long line
of prisoners from the Tombs awaited
their turn against the wait They were
the only persons prest-nt who appeared
not to be Interested in the expected ap
pearance Si Robin. In the absence of
District Attorney Whitman. Assistant
District Attorney Nott came into court
and told Judge Cratn that Robin ■'■'■ ar
rived upstairs, and while he appeared to
be a little faint they thought he would
be able to appear in court in a few min
While. Mr. N"tt was in court Robin
collapsed entirely as the detectives were
taking his pedigree, and became uncon
scious. Hurried calls were sent for Dr.
Frank McClulre. the Tombs physician,
and Dr. Wcston. of the Coroners* -See.
and for an ambulance from *>■ Hudson,
Street Hospital. Soon the three physi
cians were working over the man. Ther»
was great excitement throughout th»
building, as the report spread that Robin
had killed himself.
Former District Attorney Jerom*.
Robin counsel, and Dr. Austin Flint
arrived at that time and succeeded m

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