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But Not Radical Mm The Only New York Republican Paper aaa t XXII. N*-24,089. To-tlay and to-morrow, falr and uarnier; ?nodernte vartable wliul*. NEW-YQRK, TUESDAY. OCTOBER 2'X 1912.-SIXTEEX PAGES. ? PRICE ONE CENT'-""?VZiKMuWrlWr*'* TURKISH DEFEATS MULTIPLY HOURLY Bulgarians Capture Lule Burgas and Demotica and Cut Communications with Constantinople. LARGE ARMY SURRENDERS Servians Seize 123 Ouns? Hundreds of Villages Wel come Invaders ? Monte negrins Occupy Large Town in the Sanjak. Sofln. Oet 2S.?The Bulgarian force*. according to Advices recelved to-nlght. have enptured the towns of Lule Burgns anri pemoticn It ls also reported thnt the Turks are construetlng earthworks along the Rlver Ergene, west of Baba Eski It 1" stated that Bulgarlan cavalry has Bueceeded !n cuttlng communlca tloriB between Adrianopie and Constan? tinople and between Adrianopie and Maeertonla. The. bridge over the Tchor lu Rlver, at C'herkeBskol, has been blcwn up. and the turnlng n.ovenient Ib maklng rapld progress. It Is und4*r Btood thnt civllians leaving Adrianopie are permltted to pass through the lines to the south. The Turkish commander at Adriano? pie hae been fonnallr summoned to aurrender the town. A aeeond military train from Constantinople, loaded wlth flour. haa fallen Into the hands of the Bulgarians at Baba Eski Belgrada, Oct. 28.?Semi-official ad viceB report that tha Turkish army, whlch ratired from Uskub toward Veles, aurrenderad to-day to the Servian cav? alry and dellvered up their arma. The 8erviana later aeized 123 guna. That aection of tha Turkiah army which wae defeated at Kumanova ap? peare to have been entirely broken up. The Turka from latip ara making Velee the objective point of their retreat. Prior to the oceupation of latip by the Servians the inhabitanta aroae againat the Turks and aeized their arma. London. Oct. 28.?The Servian Lega tion announces that a hundred Arnaut vlllages in the viclnlty of I'skub have Btirrendered. Great festivitl.*s are be? ing hold throughout the conquered countr Keiiw, Montenegro. < ?i-t. 28?The Montoncsrrim. captured the large town of Plevlj.. in the sanjak of Novipazar. rear tbe Bosniun bordtr. nt noon to (Il4\ _ ? Bf CtiMe to T_ i.,,i,ri.,n.Oct. rt^-Newa of the utmost Importance ceeaea from ? special cor reepo*dent ol the-lUlchepoat/'tha weU known military organ of Austria. Tele graphlng from the head'iuarters of the aeeond Bulgarlan. army tt 9 o'clock OB Sunday nlght. he states that the OOD eerted actlon of the Bulgarians against th4- Turkish eastern army is Bteadlly maklng progr-ss. and this ln spite of very unfavorable weather. Already. he says. th.- Turkish line of retreat upon Constantinople has been cut off by a aettee of dramatlc move? menta and Incldenta. The line con neetlng Lule Burgas and Constantinople has been cut at Tcherkesakenl. This has been accomplished by blowing up the bridge which spans the Rlver Tchorlu at the point named. Thia being so, the Turkish army has only one chance of escape left, being now entirely aurrounded by Bulgarians, vla., to accept battle on the banks of the Rlver Ergene, near the town of Tchorlu. Thls wlll be her laat battle. The Btrength of the Turkish forcea Mftween Baba Eskl and Lule Burgas Is ?stlmated at four army corpa. At Klrk Ktliaaeh no fewer than 150,000 n.en are said to have been engaged and the bulk of these began their retreat on Thura? day nlght. The retreat waa covered by a ilvlslon or at the most a dlvision and a half. Severe cngagements took place (ontlnoffd em necond pag*. flrat relumo. This Mornings News X.OOAX. PaKe Beeker Near Breakdown. 1 Cevatepe );iii Had its Hero. * Ilobbers <^ag W.nnan Cashler. 1 Melnherltance to Sav- Herf. 3 *v.?ldo Oenl.?s Br.-ak *>.lth .Mayor. ? Drls-oll Tells Ahout Police. 0 Object- te More poll.emen. ? Lor.i A Taylor'a .N'ew Home. 7 Mr- Belmont Not Puni-hed.18 GEK-BAL. Tiie riBBllUpt Sherman IU. 1 Mibb Bromley ?corae .MacFartand? 7 Na , Wlreless Station Opens.18 POZaZTIOAL. hooafvelt Ready for Garden Speeeh.. 3 Taft YVarns AKHlnst Democratic Tariff 4 RIU?a t'lalms Tour Plvotal Htatea- 4 <3a!n? Reported to tlu- President. 4 Htdgt-s <;ets Warra Weleeaaa rpstate. 4 Candidate* Report Campaign Coata... 4 Blr Kaat Slde Straus Rally. 8 Wilaon Modlftes Tariff Viewe., 8 Sulzer Resents Straua Attack. 8 romszoir. Turktsh I?efeatt> Multiply Hourly- 1 Kumanla to Ask Share of Spolls. 3 MiBCEz.-_avrou8 Bewe for Women. 7 Edltorial . ? SocUty . ? Theatrloal .*. 3 Oblt'iary . ? SportB .10 and 11 Weather .-? Shlpplng Sewn .11 Army and N'avy.11 Flnanclai and Warktta.11, 13 andl3 ?taaJ E.uta.M LOST RHtHMWT HISTOR1C Grant's Daughter's Emeraltl Not a Oift from Mikado. Chlcago. Oet. 28.?Frank H. Jones. I ChkafO baaker, denled reports from N<*\v York to-day that Mr**. Jones waa aearchlng for n 125,000 emernld rlng whlch had been glven to her fnther, Oeneral V. S. Grant, by the Eitiporar of Japan. Mr. Jones said hlB wlfe lost nn emer? nld ring valued nt .$.">,Om in a HbM York hotel fIx months ago, and that the rlng wns n weddlng present nn<l had no hlntorlr value. ? o ? SENATOR NELSON FOR TAFT "Will Support the Republican Ticket from Top to Bottom." Alexandrla. Mlnn.. Ort. 2*-v-Stntin?*r posltively tbat he was in favor of the re-eleotlon of President Taft. Senntor Knute Neison. at OaohlB, Xo-tjttty .--ald: "Some people questioticd my attltude on natlonal lamee when i raluctantly consented to become .1 candldate fOT I'nlted States Senator. I flled as a Re? publican, lntendlng to support the R*. publlcan ticket. lt is my intentlon now to support tbe KepuMican ticket from top to bottom. I never salled under false colors and never will." PRAYER AS BAD AS STORY It Didn't Save Man Who Stole from the Poor Box. TBy THeuraph tn Thi* Trlbunr 1 Malden. Mass.. Oct. 2?.? Joseph Ber? nard, an Armenlnn. who says hls home ls in New York, where be has beaa employed ns a waiter, v.as charged t - day v.ith robblng one of the poor tMXOfl ln the Sacred Heart Church on Satur d_y of tlve cente. Bernard told Judge Prlce hr wr-nt Into the church to pray and found a whalebone on the floor wlth glue on lt, and a short dlstance away he saw a nlckel on the floor. He aald lt was while he was putting the nlckel ln the poor box that he was arrested. He j denled that he had taken any money from the box. Judge Prlce told the defendant that If hls prayer waa no better than hls 1 story It would not be efflcaclous. A flne of $.*M) was imposed. and in dt fault of i payment Bernard was taken to tln* ! ('ami.ri<1g*f* jall. _ ATE KNIVES_ AND SPIKES Surgeons Pind Wonderfui Col? lection in Man's Stomach. [Py Tel*Braph to Th-- TrltMUM 1 Pittsfleld. Maes., Oct. 88.- Surgeona | in the Houae of Mercy Hospltal to-day ' took 182 nalla of varlous sizes. two 1 keys, a buttonhook and a plece of Iron ' fn.m the atomach of Luke Paraona. the human ostrich." Parsons was pre parlng for his annual Thanks.glving feast, and while ln tralnlng was trou bled wlth what he frmed a slight at , tack of indlgeetion. The surgeons niagnosed his case as peritonitls and 1 performed an bpOTatlon. A sharp nall 1 had puactured tho nbdomen .*in<i had I caused the trouble. Paraoaa has rallled nnd may llve. If , he doeB lt wlll he ? long time before he I cati agaln. lf ever, mako a feast on nails and keys. Paraone. who Is forty yeotrt ald, BCCt dentally swallowed BODM .*-11 inB10 nails ten years ago and has had a craving : for metal dlet BTer itnea Knives. \ spikes and can openers were regarded i l.y him as special delhacieK The surgeons found a splke over k three lnches long. which showed signs of havlng been partly dlgested. Thls, they assert shows the power of the man's dlgestlve organB. KILLED IN C. P. R. WRECK toronto-Detroit Express in Ool lision with Troop Train. Toronto. Oct. 28.?Two eoldlera of the Toronto garrlaon were killed. two prob? ably fatally lnjured and thlrty-seven oth? ers badly hurt when a traln on whlch the troojjfl were roturnlng from sham bat tles at Milton was wrecked near Strects vllle .lunctlon, twenty-two miles west of tlila city. early to-nlght. The special troop traln crashed Into the engine of the <"b nadlan Paciflc Express for Detroit, whlch waa Juat movlng; from Streetavllle Junc tlon after taking water. The force of the Impact llfted the heavy baggage car of the troop traln from Its trucks and lt shot back Into the flrst of alx passenger coaches in whlch the aol dlers atore crowded. The wai," of the baggage car envcloped the Hgbl ooech behind. and Its heavy floor, plunglug Juat above that of the pas? senger coach, cut a swath of death and Injury among the f-oldlers Tht* rear of I tln- haggage tar was drlven about three | tiuarters the length of the pasacnger coach. Kor that dlatance all aeats w<*re | swept away tn an inatant. and the men I who occupled them were swept back wlth j them and Jammed ln a mass agalnst the bulkhead of the car. The two men who were killed were ground to death between the floora of the telescoplng car**. The vlctlms were l'rlvat** Murdock Mc Kensle, of ihe 40th Hlghiandera, and Prl? vate A. Slnclalr, of the Queen's Own Rlflee. SHELL FALLS, KILLS SAILOR Orashes Through Decks and Menaces the Illinois. [By Tel?gr?ph to Th** Trlr.uin* 1 Plilladclphla. Oct. tb. - Aa niemtier? of the rrew et the hattl.*shlp Illtnola. at league Island Navy Yard. were trans terrlng thls afternoon ammtinltlon brought from New Vork to other warshlps. a 13 lnch she)! wrlf-hlng 1.100 pounds end IM wlth a buretlng charge allpped from Its sllng end, falllng through openlngs In three rlecka nnd almost Instantly killed Edward M. Thompeon, a aeaman. Several of his ahlpinate.i were narr-.w |y mlssed hy *he shell and. had it fallen a few feet further, OflfceTB >>t the shlp salo. lt WOUld have explodi-d and tlam ogoi the i.attleshlp. *i imiiii *i>n, viiost* t,o]v raa crualied ov tbe mass of steel. enllsted ln tln navy from New Haven about elght montha ago. ? . . .? Dewey'a Claret or Sautarne Punch Fur all Social Fuiictlone. H T Dewey & Sone Co.,138 Fulton St..N.V. -Adv*. COYATEPE HILL ITS First American Officer Hurt in Foreign Service Since Boxer Troubles Here from Nic aragua with Story. DURHAM, PRIVATE. THE MAN Shell Swcpt Hat Off as Ho Hacked at Wire That Halted Advance, but Cut It Down Before Another Shot Tore Head Away. The flrst Aniorlonn oflcer to he wounded In foreign Bervlce sint-e the Boxer tronhlea ln Chlna arrlved in New Vurk late yeaterday afternoon. Hc .r,me on crutchea Lleutenant George C. Mnrtin, "f the United Btatea marines, c1 .en not acofl at the markamanahtp of Ihe revohitloalata of Nleeraffua, He has < tily to look down -tt hls crippk'd foot to he rernlnded thnt n little coffee colored rebel frorn thr eornlc opera seetion of the contlnent acored Iwo hits wlth one huiiet .Mnrtin arrlved on tho -tenmer Crl? t'lhal, of tho Panama Llna, nnd wlth him camf Suraeon R. B Hovt. wh" wns ln charge ,,f the fleld hnxpltnl nt tho battle of Coyatepe Hlll. nnd Ldeutc mnl r'ommnndor W D. I.cahy. 4,f tho fleet staff. who wns In command <>f th<- bBOC nt Corinto. Martin and Royl were "V4> \\ltno9Po? of i battle whlch. nlthoueh on n mlnor sonlo. deoervee to rank among th-- moat spoctn.'tilnr nnd ph-t ureeejue In the hlatory of Amerlcau warfare. And Coyatepe Hlll had Ita her.. Mo dld not kr'4,\v mrartly fot whom or wlth whom he waa Aghtlng*. hut ho phiyed hla Btring to tho end. lio t\ 111 not c. mo back t<4 ton his atory ReHela 75 Yards Away. "There "44-- ont man al Cnymtepe." said Martin, Maa I 1 fell ever aaw Whan we broke fr..tn th^ wnoda rear the top of tho hlll tho robol trenchrs were not more thnn Beventy fl\e yarda Bway. They knew tho point al whlch we would "'omo ont bomuse the hrtish wns so thlik thnt w<> h-id t follow th" trall They hnd a machltM gUf and n nne-pivinder trttk 0,1 Bl thls pobrt nt:d there wae 9 bet-ed ***i**e fence sl-ip ln n\'r fn.-.-r* a?t aor ti aa we 4-?me Intn the opon "A hi-kv ?hot pul the maehh ? r'm oal "f 'ommlsrion, and n--- fn.t a. a mnn lumi od nf t-> fix If. down h< WBBl Into the trenchee. The OBie-pounder k.-rt Marlng away and ro dld tho rlfV flre. A man nnmod Durham a prlvate, I can't lemember his fir**t n.nmo. aeut* tled out ln front <>f nl! th"- i.t of the men nnd began tonrlncr nt the fon.*? wiih a iair of ctlppera. A one-pound sheii <-w.pt hls hat off bla head! but h-* kept haektag away nt the wlre, Tho cttppera dldn't work nnd ho thr.-*w them away and used hla bayonet Ue didn'l evon CTOUCh, bul atood strnleh? i. to hls work. Last Shot One That Killed. "Ho broke the wlre clooe to the fence poet nnd ?or' It away. The ono-pound or flred agaln Tho ranff' was lower thls tlme. Hls Whole hoad was blown off. They dld not have a chan.-e to flre agaln, for the whole 1 rowd were through the gap and over the trenches. The revolutlonlsts pcampered down the hlll. Our men dldn't hother to chuse them. We dldn't want th**m; we wanted the hlll and we had It." No one would ever attempt to taka a position llke coyatepe Hlll ln a sham battle. The umplres would de. rlnre the attacklng force shot to pkces long before lt ever reacheil the top. The hlll measnreil from base to niim mlt about l/WO yarda. The tlrst three hundred yarda are bare. Then thi-re ia B patch i>f thk'k hrush Inafcesulbl., o\ 4ept by a narrow trnil The trall ends at a narrow openlnij- close to th. top of the hill. arhere tbe rebela ha.l their trenches and their guns. The hlll Is at an angle of ahout 4.r> degreea all the way and lt la .-onsidi-red a hard .dimb nvea whea ravetutJoM are not on. Coyatepe Hill marked one wln? 4.f an unusuallv stronK poeltlon occupieil hy thi- retrel forces. The other wlng of the insurgent army n Med on Banaru-a Hlll. Thls hlll is not an steep as <'oya tepe, but the revolutionlsts hail ao. ,,rd Ingly fortlfled It more atrongly. Between the tW4, hlllH ls a long wood eil rldge up4,n whleh the centre of thc rebel army waj. .-ncarnped. Behlnil :he rldgo lay the clty "f Mesaya. to whlch the Amerlcan tro4.ps were trying to open rallway communlcatlons. Admiral S?>utherland suggosted to the federal .ommnnder that ho capture Oeyatepe, but the Booth Amerlean as aaped hla* it weuM be ahaolutely con? trary to the rulea et the game as lt Waa played ln Nl'iiragun i'o>nto*e had never been captured and never wnuld be Once ln the possesslon of eltlu-r Bhl"-. there It would remain aa impregnahle as "hunk" ln a game of tag. American Took Initiative. The American commander realized that his ally had already iast hlmself an<1 his army for the role of reservos ln th"- r4>ar. and h<" a<-<urdlngly took tho mittatlve upon btmeetf. On Ocieber I the Aaaertcaa batteries ?beJled Barranca nui all day, but with , ut aracfc reault Aa s"'"'n ns it waa nti-i two battaHona "f jaartoea and a 1 ..i.tiiiur.l oa third _."_.-. tl11ii <<.1uii.ii. FEAR STRAIN TELLS Lawyers Alarmecl at His In sistence on Talking for Pub lication and Believe Breakdovvn Is Near. "HYSTERICAL" HIS EXCUSE Eefore Warned To Be Silent, Prisoner Declares Weber Plot ted Death of Braunstcin, His Partner?Snys Sul? livan Savcd Him. Counael for Charlea Becker fear ho la t.n th.* vettje nf mental and phjralcal Bpae. The strain he h.-s I.n un fler Bint*e his arraal for tha murder of j Herman Roaenthal haa told B4 rereljr on hlm, and Ms- counael art* worrylng leal the once Btrong I raln that dlrected the rong arm" aqnad give wav under the ; Btrem he _ now undrrgolng. Pc<k<r wrs ordered by his counael i i...t to a:lvc out any more Intervj.-w*. BB hlfl laWTfln think that by talklng , he ls hurting hls cnse rather than help I ing It. The one great f* ar .?f John F Ifclntyre, Becker'a chlef counael, la tbal the convlcted lieutenant will In slst on nddresslng the court to-morrow before sentence ls rronounccd. lu the Interview pulilfthed yesterday, ', Perker's counaal aee an indlcatlon of approachlng breakdown. To a reporter ' who knew Backar befora hls arreet, the once powerful lieutenant of poii'*** blmaelf confldod bi***t nlght that he wns fi ? ling hystencal vlnce his conviction. *'l am sorry that I mnde the stnte | ments I did." said Hecker "It was contrary to the advtco of counaal, but I have l.een feellng fort Of hysterlcal Ince the trlal. and I suj pose that ls ?*.'*. I made them It was my lm |..;iioslty." Calli Weber Arch-Plottar. Before hla counsel muid cet a rd to hlm yesterday. Becker n.lded to hls Btory Of Sunday nlght by derlarlng that "Haitl Jaek*1 Roaa, "Mridgte" Wo , bar, Harry VnlLm and "Sam" Schepps had alOttod to klll BadlOl Hraunsteln. , Wi her's gambllng house partner. Wc : ber he palnted as the arch- onsrirator iof-the plot. and said he hnd offered vxtmi to havo Btaunateln * Purnped off." Thls plot was hatt h<*d two months lifurt- th- kllllng of RoOOBthal, Becker alleged. addlng that had "Jaek" Silll van (JOCOk A. I'.elchi b<*en pe.-mttted 1 to tell his whole story on tl.e stand he wouhl have told of thls lon-plta.y. in his two lu.urs of boioteroua '??-11 niony Hulllvan dld maii.ig.* to ?.** on lhe revur-i ih.it in arould ha**.- frustrat . ,| tht murder of lto-enthal had he kn.'wn of lt |B tiu"**. as ln* hud pre -. entod tho kllltag of Brauaotflte. That part of Becker's Interview ntitetl in yestirday'n Tribune wherein i.... k.r iald Ji'iin r. FininKaii had Kivcn bla wlfa I1&.000 or $161000 wafl braadod as faloa i?v Mrs. ifarj Lano, latar of Ura, BUoabotb Flnnegan, w idov. of tbe paoudo-benefactor. Tho estate of $17.<W0, .-ht* aald, ? nt tO Plnnafan'i wldow. Further Refutation. Bei ki i s story roiiceruing bla large baak aooouata was aloo disproved. Bei ker *>aid on Sunday that when his wif.* showed hlm all thls weaith ln -rreenbacka whlch she kept ln un old tin hox, he told her to take two daya off from school and bank tho money, fMJkW ln all. He aald he asslsted ln bunklng lt. The time he llxed as somo time during thla sprlng. Tln* ,mly two successive days last sprlng when Becker mude deposit were April *_'I and 25. <?ii th>' lirst day Becker dapoaltad $&600 la four banks, and "ii tho foUOWlnf day he l.anked |ll,fiOO la four other institutions, mak? ing a total of .*? 1 h.4J4HJ in all. Thls lalls short by $11,600 of tho amount Bockflf aald lu* dopoOited on those two days. aad thfl other discrep anc] between hls fltoiry and tln* HgUTnM is that baak aoeouatfl aggrcgating $4$, 82870 were naoovorod by Dtotrld At tortfey whitman m nlne dlfferaat l.aiiks, all of whlch was deposite.I dur .iii* thfl days when BoOkOT ruled the strong arm" squad and when ROM aaid Becker was graftlng rlght and left from gamblers. Then, too, Becker had safe deposit boxes ln two dlfferent banks which were never opoaofl* by the District At? torney, ao that the amount of money they contalned was not learned. Iieside:! hls new story toncerning the. alleged plot to klll Raehal Braunstein, BOCkOT said yesterday that YVIIllarr. | Shapiro. chauffeur of the murder car, told seviral people that Vallon rode uptown wlth the gunmen, and that he and Schepps figured ln the actual klll? lng of Rosenthal. Jurista on Court Narrative. In the Interview he gave yesterday afternoon Becker agaln evlru-i-d hla feellng of hopekssness thnt hls counsel tan save hlm from the electric chalr. Bellevlng that he muBt dle, Becker an? nounced that lt was hla plan to tell hla verslon of the murder before Juatlce (?off \yben thfl clerk asked hlm to-mor? row morning If he had anything to say why the sentence af death should not be pronounced upon hlm. Mr. Mcln? tyre wlll try hla best to previ-nt such pr.it edurc, for fear of the effect lt mlght havo "o lha appeal. T am lnnoient." aald Becker yester dny. ?and they btb now golng to sen* ( unlliiut--* ?? -'-""-* ommmt ?*..!..mn. MISS ALICE BREXXEIS. The young cashier who was gBgged and robbed of $500 yesterdaj afternoon in an insurance office in Brooklyn. -.-1?i ANO THEN STEAL $500 Get Into Cashier's Cage of Pru dential Life Insurance Com? pany by Ruse. WANTED TO FIX TELEPHONE Handkerchief Stuffed Into Vic tim's Mouth?Men Escape After Daylight Job in Brooklyn. l hree robbers entorod tho braneh of? flce Of the Prudontlal Life Insur.uii ?? Company at No. 248 Blatbuab avenue, Brooklyn, at 2 o'clock yosterdny nftcr noon and got away wlth about $500. One clew the police hnve to the ldentlty ? >f the men ls r handkerchief whl.-h they left in the o-outta of Mlsa Alrkte Brennels, the enshlor. when they went away They havo also ihe descrlptlon of tho nion. given them by the capbfc \ Miss Brennels was alone in the offlce Whea two men wr.lkod In and saiil they were employea of the pfaw V4.rk Tale* 11*-,.,ri?* Compaay nnd came to change t!., recetver oa th?. telephone Inatru rni'nt behlnd UM glass partlflon Miss I Irt nnetfl th">:ght she recognlzed one 'if tiio mon as an omploye of the company aiul opened the door, As soon as they got into her i ompartment they selzed and gagg'*>l he*i fastenlng her handa behlnd ber i>;?' k. Then they rlned tbe caah drewer aad tba aafa Whlle they were working Marry bforley, ol Holiy Cottage, Bath Beach, came to thi- om ? rni-t a mim. who waa preaanaablj the lookoul for the I o who had i the place. He toid ber thal the caahler bad k"4'no out of her mlnd aiul that hc was on his way to summon tho pol ce, Miss Morley gianced ln the offlce nnd maile up her mlml thnt u robbery wns ln pr.-'gres?. Siie rushed out and called for help. Wulter Reilly, an agent of the com? pany, ptatloned at the Broadway offlce. wns tho flrst to respond. He released the cashier, who was In an hystorkal COndltfOB, Her arms had beon twistod aiul fh4" had been choked. hut had not heen serlously Injured hy her experl enca. shi said afthrward that she f.-lt ;..: ;f tho men had tried to "i'".pe" h.-r. bul there was no tra.-e of tho use 4,f an aBBBBthetlO ahout the ro4>m or on th.- baadkarelrief whlch hail heen force 1 Int i her mouth. In the .'Xiltement tho men made thelr aeeape. Th3 handkerchief ,is of small value aa a dlew to their Mentity. it is marked with an lnltlal "R," but Is not peculiar in any way tha* mlght mak* It tlliaathH to traie It to any partlcuiar store. Miss Hrennels llves at No. .T7*l I'ates avenue. She ls one of two cash krs employed at tbe braneh. The other le Miss t'arrle Hlumen. who wa.4 at luncheon when the thievea eniend. FALLS IN ELEVATOR SHAFT Aged Retired Merchant May Die from Injuries. Irwln C Stump, seventy years old. a renlred buslness man. who llved at No. 26.6 Broadway, fell down the elevator ?_ shaft nt that add maa laat nlght and was ho badly Injured that lt was said at the J. Hood Wrlght Hoapltal. where he waa taken, that hls chances for re? covery were small Hls skull was fract uro4l and both of hls nrms were broken. Tho elevator was aal <if order and a me.-hanlc was engaged in repalrlng It. The car was about six feet above the flrst floor nnd the door was opeo. Mr. ; Stump came ln hurrledly and not no- ' ticing that the car was not at the floor j st.*ppi-d through the doorway and fell to the baaement. At the hiaise lt waa said that the man engaged lu flxlng the elevator waH standlng at the open door, but Mr. B-UflBp brushed past hlm befo/e warn- \ Ing C".uld ba Klven. Mr. Stump has a i wife but nn chlldren. -. Butler? From Prlie Dairlea?35c. Lb. Xo unciTt.Unty atont Its freMiness aiul quality wh. n lt 4 nnio* from Aeker, Mer rall * Ceadlt C?.'a storea in <Jr**ntt*r N. V. - Ad\t. IBURNED WHILE AT PRAYEF Aged Woman" Loses Life Whilt Kneeling Before Altar. Bt Paul, oei. 28.?Mrs. johaaaa Mo Ifann. aerea'ty-Ovfl years o'.<i, wai 1 h'irneii to deatb to-day whllo kaoollai ! iu fn.nt of an altar BTflOtad near hei . bedalda. The flama from one of thi candlea Igaltad her dothing. Th. woman was dead when members of tht i household entorod Ba* room. Mrs. McMaaa was a pi.meer residen ' of St. Paul. and was the aunt of th. Hev rather Ftaah CToatp*. MESH BAG HITSMASHER jMen Finish Job Begun bj | "Dearie," So Called by Victim. a battorod aad bioody young mai ! told the deaa" lieutenant ln the Eas ' 104th street station last nlght that h. waa a laborer and lived in a Thlrd ave nue lodgtng houae. He di.l not look th. part nnd the pollee think John Plno rar that'a th.* na-ne give fako pedi gree, because he was aahatned of hav ing mjaeed his afan as a street mashei and w.i - then bOOten by a crowd o men. Plnover went up to Mlss Mary Fee nev. twenty-flve yeara e-Wi. and attrac tlve, too. nf \... 13 South Dean street Iningtoo-on-HudBOB. ?>? ahfl wns walk Ing along 125th ifraet near Lenox ave , unit 8 o'clock last nlght. H.-lIo. do.it*!.-. where are you" Uight then Mlss Feeney swatted hirr with her m^h bag. Pinover. aiw.y; gallant Blapped ber twk-e. And ther the mon on the corner Interfered. Th?*ii V'lctltn went t" nP'ht OOUTt where Mag latrate Pfoahl was slttlr.g. He wil have thirty days ln the workhouse tr r.-ii.ver from blfl I?rulscs. DEATH SHOWS PARENTAGE Mourning Foster Mother.Learns Real Mother Died Hour Before. i: -. . ?>;? ,;. ? tO Th. Trllvin.**. ? Atlantic City, o.-t. 'JS,?Harry Steel inan. Of this . ity. was robbed by death tO*-day of blfl real mother and his fo** ' ter mother. While standing beside the .lead body of Mrs. Pitman Steelman, whose son he believed he waa. he re OOlYfld 0 telegram Informing hlm of the death of Mrs. Mary Risley, hls real mother. whose death had occurred ln Philadelphia one hour before. Young Steelman dldn't know Mra. Rialey was hls real mother until hls foster father explained the situation to hlm. He had betm adopted by the Steelmans when oly a few days old. LAY DYING IN ENGINE Central Pilot Found Senseless as Train Rushes On. (By T-le-rraph to Tlm Tribune] Albanyi Oet 28.--As traln 14. one of the New York C'entral's ttyers. wlth a lnrge number of passengers aboard, was Bpaodlng toward New York, Willlam Ctencfta, dHver of the locomotive, was lylng uncODOdOOfl ln the cab aa the re? sult of ? stroke of apoplexy, accordlng to rapbftfl Bt the I'nlon Station to-dav. I'lemens's body was dlacovered at Khlrn-vllff by the flreman, who ran the trnlii tO Poiighkeopsie. Clemens was removed to the Vassar Hospltal. nnd dled shortiy afterward. The lncldent occurred Saturday afternoon. Robert I'lemens, a brother of tho engine drlver. wns the conductor of '.he traln. The dead man leaves a udfo. Hls home araa ln New York City. NEW 0CEAN-G0ING~ RULES Oermany Drawg Up Regulations for Safety of Life at Sea. Berlin. Oct. 2$.-New rules for ocean golng steamshlps were myprovet to-day at a conference held at the Mlr.fatry of the lnterlor at which representatlves of tbe llernian Mlnlstrles. the Federal Coun cll and the slilpplng Interests were pres? ent. The new rules have been adopted as the baals of Germany s attltude at the International Marltltne Conference to be held In London. They deal wlth the questlon of bulk heada. llfeboats. wlreless telegraphy and the reportlng of lcebergs. All passenger ste.ainera carrying 75 per? sons, Including fhe crew, "and frt-ighters carrying a crevv ,,f t>o must ln future be i*.pill p.tl wlth wli*.*lesM telegraphy bavlng a ni.iius of ino si a mllea These rflflBOla niust also carry a eertaln proitortlon of skiil.-ii oarsmen to man the llfeboats The regulatlons ns to bulkheads have been thoroughly amended. s. IS SEMOUSLY ILL Vice-President Suffering from a Complicatirn of Diseases and Steadily Grow? ing Weaker. NOT IN IMMEDIATE DANGER Patient Rallies at Nightfall Under lnfluence of Powerful Medicines ? Members of His Family Remain Oon stantly with Him. Utica. N. Y? Oct. 29 (Tuesday)?At 1 o'clock this morning Mr. Sherman i was quietly aleeping. The phyeiciana | had an extendcd conaultation to-night, and after a careful examination said they found greater source of encour* : agemont and decided improvement. Ctba, N. Y? Oct .8?James S. Pher jmnn, Vh-e-Prosldont of tho I'nlted : States and Republican candidate for I re-electlon, is seriously III and steadily falling in hls home here. Whlle his physlcian, Dr. Fayette H. Peck. hclleves there is uo immedlate danger of death, yet the dlsting-ished pnti. nt's condition ls such that lt is a matter of conje. ture how much longer he can wtthetand the ravagea of the |d_Bea_BB with arhlch he ts affllcted. Iir. Peck nuthorized thls statement to-nlght regardliig Mr. Bhenaaa'a ill? I and his present condition: , i. "Mr. Sherman haa been sick all of thia year, due to condition of the kid neya, hardening of tha arteries and , aoftening of the muscles of the heart, which is somewhat stretched. Mr. Sherman had an attack in the Adiron dacka?at Big Mooae, to be exact?irt June. and I expected him to die. Ha got out of Big Moose safely and im proved steadily and very aatiafactority until the latter part of Auguet. Sinca than his condition haa been aggravated and he has been steadily failing. "For the last three weeka, aince ha came back from Connecticut, whara ha went to rest, he has been dreaaed only once, and that was a week ago Friday, when, against my proteat, he went out to the polls to register. , | "Mr. Sherman ia now in tha condition which that sort of trouble leada to, and I is very aerioualy ill, but there ia, I be* ! lisve, no immediate danger of death." After a day of, discouraging eymp* Itoms Mr Sherman htlffrd at nightfall [aad eootinued to siVw improvement '< during th.' evenlng, Thls was due tn |no amall measure to powerful medt Wli. tln-r the Vice-President can much longer BUftuaafaHy eombat tha attack Ol l-dney trouble and compllca ti.ms, lirst apparent more than a year ago, is B matter of grave doubt. Tho members of the Vlce-Presldert's famlly are with him .onstantly, and ! his Intimati- (Handa have been notlfieJ ! that he has been failing steadily. Dr. Peck has been ln frequent tele? phone consultatlon wlth Dr. Theodore C. Janeway, Of New York. Th.- Vi. e-Preslih-nt realizes the pre carloua natura <>f his Ulnaaa, and ?om? i i ago he agreed not to undertaka any campaign work or other duties that ? i t:l\ his Btrength. \ iltttle before ii o'clock to-nlght a eon of the Vlce-Prealdenl made public thla statement signed bv the attendlnr j physicians: After oonsultatlon to-nlght ln the carw. of Yice-I'resident Sherman. tba dtaffnoaie of weakened heart niuscle. the reault or overwork. wlth some kldney tnvolvement. la conflrmed. _,_,___ HENR. L. ELSNER Dt. Peck ia the family physlcian and Dr. Elsner la a Bpeciallst living ln Syra? cuse._ B DOUBT AS TO SUCCESSOR Leaders Uncertain of Course Should Sherman Withdraw. : \\ asliir.irtoti. Oct. .$.?Tho lllness of i Vlce-I'toshlent Sherman und spoculatlon I ?ver the posfibllltles of hls wlthdrawsl from the BapuMlcan tlca.-t because of the pr.iarious condition of hla health aroused dlscus*"l,,n here to-day over the probable methods of fllling his place. The Keneral opinion expressed was tnat tho Repuldlcan N'atlona) ''ommtttee or the BXeCUt-Ve committee posaeBsed jiower to flll a vacancy on the tlcket. No ona here prO-easea to know whether the Cnl cago convention ?i e, IMoaliy provlded for BU?h an BBBBIffBnrr The report of tho 190S convention does not appear to ahow that BOCh a provislon was made then, and the stenographlc report of the con? vention thla year has not yet been printe Should a aaaaaey occur elthet before or after .-lertlon. some Republican lead? ers argui'd. the alactore would have powvr to vote foi any candidate for Vlce-Preat dent they mlght chooae. Preced^nts wera a4lmltted to b. lacklng. but lt waa de? clared that only party dlaclpllne and honor had in the paat bound elcotors to ?ote for thelr party nomlnees. No one suggested. however, that a choice by the Republican National Committee or ita ex? ecutive committee would fall to recelve the aupport of the Taft electors. <*rdlnarlly. should there be no Vlce rresident, the Ptesldent pro tem. ot the .Senate would preslde over th it body. and i the Hne of succes?lon to the Presldeacy 'would be to the Secretary of State. Por ] the iast several months, however, the | present Senate h?n been unable to agree on a president pro tem. and that ofllce has been vacant. Charlea D. Hllles, chairman of the Re? publican National Committee, made ex haustlve inqutrles some tlme ago aa to the nei esalty of certlfylng to the varloua seeretaries of state the narue* of the Re? publican candldatea, and aa a ren.lt he certlHed the nanieH of Taft ar.d Sherman for prlntinK on ballots in all stattta. Jg supplemental petition, however, probably ; would be accepted In moat Btaten where bullots have not already been prlnted. The procedure where ballots already hava been prlnted was uot knowa.