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;1r to-dav and nrobablv to-morrow: rislne f4lr cmPcraturc to-morrow; variable. itfrt&L Detailed weather reports will be found on page 13. VOL. LXXIX. NO. 176. NEW YORK, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1912. Cnpfriiiht, 1012, hy Mr .Sim 1'rlnttng end Publishing Aeanclalion, PRICE TWO CENTS. NOW COL ROOSEVELT'S STRIPPED TO THE BUFF Hut Ills Speech Chilled Many of tho Progressive Lenders. COOKED HIS OWN OOOSE? ) Gloom Anions Those of HI Friends Who Won't Stand for Herall or Court Decisions. Washington, Feb. 2?. Col. Roosevelt's remark Inst night In Cleveland. "My hat h in the ring." was supplemented here to-day by another statement attributed to the Colonel. Ono of the Washington talesmen who recently Journeyed to the luWA- office has told his friends that the I'elonel greeted him with this statement, emphatically banging the desk: "Well, the fight Li on: I am stripped to the buff" Although thero is absolutely no longer any doubt that the Colonel has rntcred the fight, it 1 a Rignltleant fact that Mr. Koosevelt'B friends and sup porters in Washington are alow to indorse the radical speech delivered by him at Columbus. Theie ha in fnct sprung up among the progressives in Congress a itrong opposition to Mr. Roosevelt's utterances on the recall of tho judiciary, and the progressive Hepublicans to-night ' cre more despondent over the outlook than they have been at any time since Senator m Follette broke down at tho Philadelphia banquet. .Several of these progressives, who up to this time have insisted that Roosevelt will sweep the country, now acknowledge that he has committed political hara kiri by his advocacy of the extraordinary proportion of applying tho recall tn judici.il decisions. The gloom of the insurgents stands in marked contrast to the joy in the camp of the Republican regulars over Itoosevelt' speech. "Col. Roosevelt's speech," said one of the well known progressive leaders in Congress and a Itoosevelt supporter, "nuv give hi candidacy renewed Impetus tw sixty days, but 1 apprehend that tho reaction will prove too much. It will bo a weight attached to lilt neck and this with the third term argument will be too much even for him to carry " This Republican added that while the -eop'e of America favor progress they ire conservatively progressive and be 'ien only in sane and well considered form. Ho did not regard Col. Roose--vlt'p advocucy of tho recall of judicial decisions aa representative of sane, progress. He declared further that the Colonel's proposition was absolutely im practicable, that even the Colonel with a doen stenographers would be unable 'o draft n law that would eTectively cover the H)int of hi Columbus utterances nth" judiciary recall, Senator Cummins of Iowa, who is hlm--olf a candidate for tho Republican nomi nal ion and is a thorough progressive, as quoted by Senators as having de clared that Col. Roosevelt's Columbus ipeech makes the simon pure progres sives look like standpat reactionaries. Senitor Cummins does not agree with 'he Colonel on some of his propositions and is fcaid to be unwilling to go to the lengths advocated by the ex-President. Penator Borah, who is a progressive with conservative leanings, but who Is a arm admirer of Roosevelt, obviously wa dissatisfied with tho speech. He declined to discuss it, but finally said: "There are parts of the speech which I think very htrong und present In a -owerful way the questions treated, hut you know I utterly disagree with tho iropoitlon of the recall of judges nud I utterly disagree with the proposition 4 a presented by Col. Roosevelt as to the 'eea'l of judicial decisions. " i Senators Bristow and Clapp, whose 'leanings are more radical, indorse tho Koonvelt speech, but even tle more radi 'il of the progressives acknowledge that tli- Colonel's utterances are distasteful o ll,e lawyers among tho Republican In 'irgrnts nud that it may take considera ble time to bring tluiin arouiid to n sup !rt of the Itoosevelt propugatiila. there was u noticeable disinclination 'ii ihe part of th Republican insurgent in the House to express nny puhlio oplu in" on the Roosovolt speech ns u' wholo. M'Pirently the Washington statesmen 'l"nre to let the sjieech tank in und get soiii ido,i of its effect upon the country c"ie committing thembelvei absolutely, Pn'pte.entatlv Norrls of Nebraska was of the lew progres-tlves, however, Tho eie ready to indorse tho RooM)velt ire h in jm entirety. "' ot ltno-.evet' t-poech was an able, !e.ir pieenWition of present day condi ' u nud the remedies for the evils in ie,ein day politics," declared Repre ' alive Xorris. "Tho speech distinctly i-Mke-. col Rootevclt available ns. h. enn iiid.it lor the Presidency and should ' in mm tho support of true progres- '"-e-eiitative Lindbergh or Minne " no si.endb nearly ull his time chas He ncney devil, declaied that the Hof.evtlt -,;,eeeli wu ft confession of n the principles for which the pro l' es have been fighting for years, t I Roosevelt." said Mr. Lindbergh, ' tn cd the right side of problems that been trying to solve and placed ii' I n the front rank of the progressive ""rmont (ol, Roosevelt Is now the ' hi progressive candidate for the I re. iIpiiov " 'i li-fiuor i-lth which the Roosevelt i leyiirded by e. good many of the i iiHMviitivo progressives was in 1 "y Mi" statement of a well known p who was iiuoted as saying that ll.'l I 'll I. .. et, 'i' h speei h made a man feel like going ai i0 the mountains for a long rest. I i-i whet tlie disgruntled progressives i, &re noun; to io about It, however, is un- '"itii-i Their present disposition seems 0 ill' M Mllnrmfl 1l-u,".nl m.np,!!,, '"f.ni.e )ie ih their only hopo, but at the -' 1 1. in to combat some of the more "HrJicBi propositions that ho advocates. 'h"v .lcknowledge that a halfhearted andMiacy 0f this character will get no "hero i the end, but they add that they frmiinurd on Fourth Page. MRS. UPJOHN MARRIES AGAIN. Weds Young Conner of Metuchen Four Days After Getting Dhoree. Metuchkn, N. J Feb. 22,-Mrs. Dudley Tyng Upjohn of Metuolien, formerly Miss Marj Morton PIckslay of Brooklyn, who got a divorce in Reno on February 17, wan marriod yesterday in Han Francisco to Francis II. Connor, the twenty-yenr-old son of John M. Conner of Metuchen, ac cording to word that reached here to-day. Mrs. Upjohn become acquainted with young Conner three yearn ago when she and her husband, as well as Conner, were singing In tho veeted choir of St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal Cliuroh In this town. In October, 1910, Mr. Upjohn left his wife. Last June John M. Conner, who is a re tired hat manufacturer, had a disagree ment with his son which resulted in the young man's arrest on a charge of atro cious assault. The son made a counter charge, but neither man wua indicted. Since then John M. Conner has been living with the Rev. John F. Fenton, pastor of St. Luke's, and tho young man has been with his mother, who apparently took H side In the quarrel. Soon after the elder Conner left his home Mrs. Upjohn went to Reno. In her divorco suit she charged her husband with desertion. Mr. Upjohn is a son of the church architect. Richard M. Upjohn. He married Miss Plokslay in Brooklyn in 1801. The newly married Mrs. Conner owns a house in Metuchen wh'.oh she built on a twenty acre plot that she bought from John M. Conner. It is believed that sho is coming back to Metuchen to live. Mrs. Francis II. Conner's father was head of the firm of Picksley A Co., dia mond merchants, of 570 Fifth avenue, New York. BIG BLAZE ON THE G0WANUS. Five Alarm Fire Causes .100,000 Damage In Koutli Ilrooklyn. Fire fanned by a gale last night de stroyed the plant of the Barrett Manu facturing Company, a roofing concern, at the foot of Smith street, Brooklyn, crossed to tho feed warehouse of the S. W. Bowno Company to the north and on the other side of the street and gave the fire fighters who answered five alarms a lot of anxiety for awhile. The roofing company's property runs down to the Clowanus Canal and occupies two blocks. Watchman John Regan and Policeman Wagner discovered tho fire on tho ground floor of the two story brick building on Halleck street and Court street. By tho titn they had sent in the first alarm tho .wind had sent the flames through the building. Chief Ially sent in three more nlarms. These, brought IChief Kenlon on the sprint from Man hattan, and he, sent In the fifth alarm. Th fire was in the heart of n district full of factories and chemical works. Wagner and Regan had run to the com pany's stables and got out fifty horses be fore the first apparatus came. Fireman Michael Drennan of Engine Company 103 was hit by a flying timber. He was patched up by an ambulance surgeon and went lck to work. Tl. i . x , ,ii will l in til Ui injrtntutj . tuuuu wmn The Iceboats Now porker, ophor , youngsters, and re Us und Seth Low had come up the." . r i ji Mills und Seth Low had come up the Gowanus Creek and were throwing their streams on the fire, which jumped Smith street and swept over the two story ware houce building that lies to the north. Behind this building there is a. clear , open space, and this stopped further progress of the flames. The fire caused about tSOO.OnO damage and the flames from it could be seen all over that part of Brooklyn. Isaao D. Fletcher Is president of the Barrett Manufacturing Company, which has an office ut 17 Battery pluco. KILLED VHEN CAR HIT AUTO. Wealth) Farmer on a Visit Thrown From Mr. Woolverton's Machine. William Thompson, a wealthy farmer and lumlier dealer of Lemon t', Centre county, Ph., was thrown from the auto mobile of Wlllluin A. Woolvorton of 180 West Fifty-ninth street, whose gtiest he und his wife were, at Twenty-fourth street and Eighth avenue yesterday afternoon, and died from u fractured skull in thoNew York Hospital two hours later. The car was driven by tho chauffeur, Andrew Anderson of I?5 West Sixty-ninth street. Mr. Woolverton, who is president of tho Now York Transfer Company-Dodd's Express, was taking Mr. and Mrs. Thomp son out in the machlno on a sightseeing tour of the city. After luncheon at berry's they were on their way homo. As 'the car, coming up Eighth avenue, swung east to Twenty-fourth street a northbound Eighth nvenuo surface car struck tho machino squarely on its side and hurled Mr. Thompson fully twenty feot up Twenty-fourth street. Mr. Wcolverton und Mrs. Thompson were thrown against the front of tho car and wore much shaken up but not seri ously hurt. They both jumped out and staggered to Mr. Thompson, lying groan ing in the street. A pitliceman summoned nn ambulance from tho New York Hos pital and Dr. Kutel hurried Mr. Thomp son away. Mr. Woolverton and Mrs. Thompson gat in a taxicab and hurried to tho hospital after tlJe ambulance. The machine was smashed beyond repair. Botli its rear wheels were stripped from their avle and the hood was torn off and hurled near the spot where Mr. Thompson landed. The front of tho sur face car was badly damaged. Neither the motorman nor the conductor was arrested. Mr. Thompson and Mr. Woolverton had been friends for many years and every year or so one would visit the other. This winter it was the turn of the furmor to visit his city friend. Mr. Thompson's body was taken to Pennsylvania last night. Chinese" abator falls. Tom (iuiin Takes 100 Foot Tumble at Oakland, Cal Aviation firnunds. Oakland, Cal,, Feb, 22. Tom Ounn, a Chinese aviator, is thought to lie fatally Injured ns the result of an aeroplane accident that occurred in the flying field hero to-dav. He fell ion feet, landing 20D feel inside the grounds, on the pump ing station. He Is believed to bo dying at a nearby hospital, Six aviators have met death In aero plane uccldonts during tho present year. Altogether 110 men liave ben killed in gliders and power driven machines. AII-ANTHUOANl I. INK rLORinA-Al'tfl'STA-CUllA -MOUTH All Slwl Klrotrlo Lljhtrd Pullmans. 4 Tralna Dally via stanuara ny. oi aouin, i:is u way, Adt. POISON KILLS EIGHT BABIES IN NURSERY All Died Since Sunday Morning and Four More Are 111. MAYBE OXALIC ACID IN MILK Detectives Question Woman Nurse In Brooklyn Nursery and Infants Hospital. Eight children, the oldest 10 months, have ilied in tho Brooklyn Nursery and Infants Hospital since Sunday and the doctors are convinced that they wero poisoned. Four children are ill. The doctor believe that they ore suffering lrom the eft cots of poison. All of the bailies were in one ward and there are only four children who were In the ward who have not shown symptoms of having been poisoned. The doctors beliove that oxalic acid mixed with lime water and milk killed the eight und laid up the four other. Hut they are unable to explain why all the children in the ward if not In the whole institution were not made sick if thero was a general distribution of the poisoned milk. In nn effort to find out if the killings were tho result of carelessness or a de liberate attempt to wipe out the infants in the institution there were thirty in the hospital alone detectives questioned nurses, attendants und others until late last evening, finally deciding that they did not have enouuh evldvnco to warrant an arrest. There were certain bits of evidence which they considered us sus picious, but they concluded not to take steps until u chemist had made an analysis of the contents of tho stomachs of two of the dead children. Coroner's Physician Wuest, who made tho uuloisies on the two bodies, snid that tho infants had been hilled by an irritant poison, but he could not determine the exact poison. Foltowing this the detectives closely ques tioned a woman attendant who had bought oxalic acid for the hospital, but evidently they were satisfied with her explanation. The hospital, which is a soipi-puhllc institution, is at 401 Herkimer street, near Albany avenue. There are separate build ings for the hospital and the nursery. In the nursery are about too babies, but not all of them were made sick, although they took the milk us it was prepared in the hospital. In the hospital on Sunday were about thirty infants, the youngest of .them being in one ward. Two babies who were in this ward were tnken ill on Saturday morning and they were removed to a ward in which there were alxiut -fifteen-or elxten older babies: and in which the deaths have since occurred. On the satno day three babies wero taken inuvm 1U taillilliei MUb ui tin- uujiuius. They are not ill. One of tho two who were ill died on Sunday afternoon. The other died shortly after midnight. Each had convulsions. j.jypryhlng pointed to meningitis, accord fni? to the doctors. l)r. Herbert I;. Allen. tho house physician, was sure that one ot the babies hudtlied of tubercular menin gitis und the other of meningitis, the latter the result of the breaking of u tumor on the neck. He mado out the death certifi cates accordingly und the children were burled. But later on Monday two other infants died and there were signs of illness all through the ward in which they were. There was very slight difference in tho Dines of tho two children who died on Sunday and Monday. In each cose the children had convulsions and death came suddenly and unexpectedly. The circum stances were so similar that l'r. Allen communicated with Dr. E. Rodney Fluke, the visiting physician, On Tuesday there were two more deaths. There was an other on Wednesday, and last evening the eighth death occurred. It was not until Wednesday that Cor oner Olennnn was notified. He went to the hospital yesterday and then the police first heard of what hud beon going on. Coroner's Physician Wuest, who mude the autopsies yesterday, said he had found traces, of an irritant poison in the stomachs. He was unable to say what the poison was, but conditions which ho also found suggested to him that tho infant might have had stomach trouble. Tho tongues wore swollen and the Hps parched. Dr. Wuest said thnt until the chemist hod made his examination he did not caro to make a definite statement us to what caused the deaths. Both Dr. Flslte und Dr. Allen said that they, had every reason to beliove that the children had beon poisoned. To help out the dotoctlvos, Copt. Coughlln and LieuU. MoKlrdy, Thompson and Roddy, they hod tests made in the hospital yes terday of the moditicd milk which is given to infante, praotioally their sole diet, and or the medicines which may have been furnished to them, Among those questioned by the de tectives were Dr. Fisko, Dr. Allen, Miss Loulso Howard, who is the superintendent of the hospital and head nurse, and Wini fred Ankers, who has been an attendant In the hospital since she came there last June with a buby boy. The dootors as sured the detectives that if tho children had died from a eontuglous disease it was ono of which they had, never heard. At first it was thought that the lips and mouths of the children had beon burned ns if by an acid, but the doctors said that they were parched. If tho children had had a very high fever, the dootors said, they would not have been surprised at tho condition of the lips and mouths, but none of tho children had very un usual temperatures, Nor had any of them been 111 very long, The baby that died last night had boon ulllng slnoe Monday, and others for two days, but several of them died within a few hours of showing symptoms of severe illness. The detectives were much interested In the history of Winifred Ankers, espe cially since she has been in tho hospital, They learnod that she was very devoted to her baby. It played in Its mother's nrms all through yesterday's excitement, Continutd on Fourth Page, MILES FINDS BROTHER DYING. tlcneral Hushes Auto Home, but Mtrlrkrn Man Dies on Way. Washington, Feb, 22. While Lieut, Clen. Nelson A. Miles, retired, was riding by Wayette Park early this evening In an automobile he noticed a crowd In tho square. Stopping his automobile he In quired what the trouble was and was in formed that a man had fainted and ap parently was dying, flen. Miles offered his services and was shocked to find that tho man on the ground Was his brother, Daniel C. Miles of Westminster, Mass. With the assistance of ono or two others Gen, Miles carried his brother to tho auto mobile and then hurried to his own apart ment In tho Rochambcau apartment house, two blocks away. The General's brother wns dead when the machine arrived at the apartment house, having passed nway In the journey there. Mr, Miles was 85 years old and had been suffering lrom heart disease. He was a retired merchant of Westminster. He had arrived in Washington about three weeks ago to visit the General nnd had been stopping with him at his apartments. Mr. Miles, the General and the General's son, Hrst I.leut, Sherman Miles of the Third Field Artillery, had spent some time this afternoon at the Chefs Club playing the same, of which the General and his brother were verv fond. Ho left the club before the General and his son and started to walk to the Rochambeau. He was stricken on the way. Mr. Miles was u widower. Ho is sur vived by three sons, Arthur, Herbert und George of Montana, nnd a daughter, Mts. Jesse Parker of Pasadena, Cal. OBEYS THE POPE; IS DISGRACED. Slapped Koiiuii Count Gives I'p Until Clubs Will Kxpel Htm. .1prrl.il Wtttlrtt l)eip,ilth to Thk SfK, IIomr, via Glace Itey, Feb. 22, The expected duel between Count I'eccl, nephew of the lute Pope Leo XIII, and commander of the Papal Palatine Guard, and Prlnco Altlerl Is on. The duel has been averted through the ef forts of the Pope, who used all his In tluence with Count Peccl. The Count decided to obey the Pnpnl command und not curry out his Intention of chal lenging the Prince. Ills seconds took the mntter up finally and offered to tight Prince Altlerl, who declined, bow ever, to acept their challenge Prince Altlerl writes to the news papers thnt Count Peccl Insulted tho memory of his (the Prince's) father and that, this conduct Justified him in slapping Peccl's face. Prince Altlerl says that Count Peccl has now lost right of seeking satisfaction as he failed to challenge within three days after he had been slapped. Count Peccl is likely to be expelled by all his clubs. He will probably resign also his command of the Papal Guard. , BARS CHURCH LAW IN CANADA. Court Rides Ne Teiuerr Decrees Do Not Affect Marriage. Montreal, Quebec, Feb, 22. The mar riage of Eugene Hebert and Dame E. Clouatre. two Catholics, performed in Montreal by a Methodist minister, was declared valid and binding to-day by Justice Charbonneau of the Superior Court in one of tho most important, most complete and most sweeping judgments ever delivered in Canada on the question of the status of tho ecclesiastical law of the Roman Catholic Church. Tlie judgment excludes from the con sideration of Canadian courts not only the Ne Temero decree, but virtually all other ecclesiastical legislation. It lays down tho principle that the essence of marriage is the consent of the parties and that the sacrament is "simply a form which gives to it its seal of solemnity." The justice declares the decision of an ecclesiastical tribunal, t.uch as thnt which first declared the Hebert marriage null, to be of absolutely no interest in any court. He rules that the Ne Temere decree possesses spiritual obligations only and does not affect in uny way the legality of a marriage. No doubt is entertained that the de cision will be appealed to the Privy Coun cil. It has creaied profound conster nation among Roman Catholics through out the Dominion. LAWYER BAKER BROUGHT BACK. Found In Baltimore. He Must Htand Trial for Alleged $23,000 Theft. Francis R. Baker, a patent attorney, who was arrested on March 20 lost charged with the larceny of 125,000 worth of securi ties lielonging to the heirs of the late Mrs. Mary Rrlnkley Stewart, waa brought to New York yesterday from Baltimore by agents of the National Surety Com pany, which hud been on his 115.000 ball bond. His case was called for trial last Monday in (lenorul Sessions, but Baker did not upH'ur Tlie surety company was given ono week to produce him be fore the liall was forfeited. Tho agents of tho company found Baker in Balti more at tho Hotel Belvidere on Tues day and last night he was locked up in tho West Thirtieth street station. Mrs. Stewart, who waa the granddaugh ter 01 i;ommo(iore ntewan uia iron sides died in Newark in August, 1907. She left her VW.caa estate to be divided among four children. A daughter. Eliz abeth Stowart, won named aa executrix. Some time after that, it is charged, Baker got possession of the securities. Mita Stowart told the Grand Jury that he had promised to marry her after he divorced hie wife. She said he induced her to deposit tho securities in a vault to which ho had a duplicate key and then took out the misslnir ones and sold them. When the other children brought suit to nave Miss HI o wart removed ae execu trix it waa discovered that 125,000 worth or securities nad disappeared. LOSES $50,000 IN JEWELS. Han Franrlsco Woman's Ornaments Htolen From Her Apartment. San Fhancisco, Feb. 22. Diamonds and pearls valued at S50.000 were stolen from Mrs. Eugene de Hub) a at her apart ments in a hotel here yesterday. The jewels had been worn to the annual Mardl Gras ball at tho same hotel and had been left on a chiffonier by Mrs. do Babla when alio retired, Her husband, entering tho room an hour after sho had retired, dis covered the theft, which did not booome known publicly until to-night. MAlXLARDti VANILLA CHOCOLATE Is tho bitit tar tome of the rooal delicate dta aertn. It Ii used by cbtfs at teadlui bolcli. Ad: MUNICIPAL LODGER INHERITS A FORTUNE Ilirschbcrg Peeled Potatoes Till He Heard of 8100,000 Es tate Left to Him. WORKED AS CITY SLAVEY Now He's Got a Heal Job nnd Will Soon Clulin Hla Inheritance In Iho South. After spending two weeks as a guest of the city at the Municipal Lodging House on First avenue Leopold Hirschberg, formerly a bookkeeper for a Fifth avenue dressmaker's shop, learned from his wife on Tuesday that his father had died and left him real estate in Alabama amount ing in value to between 175,000 and $100,000, He took his departure nt once from the Municipal Lodging House and is now working In a millinery Btoru on Ninth nvehue trying to save enough money to pay his fare South so tlmt he can claim his inheritance. On February 7 Hirschberg appeared at the lodging house for the first time. His clothes were in fair condition, but he said be was down and out, and asked to 1k fed nnd lodged. The city only 'keeps guests at the lodging house for three days in one month, but after his time had run out Hirschberg asked Chief Clerk Icslie to let him stay longer. Supt. xorke made an arrangement that Hirschberg could stay us long oh he wanted if be would work around the kitchen, scrub floors and do other stunts. When lie registered he said that he wan from Alabama, und was :so years old. Asked for a reference, he said that Mrs. Rose of 509 Fifth avenue knew him On the afternoon of the 1Mb ho van at. work peeling potatoes when Uuto camn a telephone call in u woman's voice for him. The woman was asked to call up that evening when Hirschberg would be at liberty. Instead of phoning ngaln the woman came to the lodging house in an automobile. She was Mrs. R. Rose, who has a shop at 500 Fifth avenue. Her daughter was with her and after a short talk with Hirschberg they left. The next day Hirschberg left. On the afternoon of the 20th Mrs. Hirsch berg Hirschberg is married and has ono child called. She was told that her husband's bed had not been slept in the night before. Mrs. Rose said last night that she had employed Hirschberg as a bookkeeper for five years. He came of a Southern family, she said, and was a college bred man. 1 "He was' very well educated," she said. "I employed him at $18 a week, but he was dissipated, and that is what caused u quarrel between hjmself and his wifo. His bad habits kept him from regular work, ho I discharged him. I gueis he was ashamed tn come and ask for money then, and was afraid to go home to his wife. That is why he went to the Munici pal Lodging House. "On Monday his wife got a letter, ad dressed to him. from a firm of lawyers In the South. Mrs. Hlrschtwrg lives at 288 St. Nicholas avenue. The letter suid that his father haj died and had left him all his money. The letter said that the estate would bo between $75,000 and $100,000. Mrs. Hirschberg came to see if I had any ideu where he might be. I nad, and wo traced him." Mrs. Rose got Hirschberg his present place on Ninth avenue and he is saving up railroad fare to go to Alabama. JOHN D. TO BE A FIREMAN. Sleepy Hollow Hour Company Will Make Him an Honorary Member. TAnBTTOWN, Feb. 22. If tho plans of some of the members of Columbia Hose Company are curried out John D. Rocke feller will be elected an honorary member in appreciation of his gift of $700 to com plete the amount needed for a new auto fire engine. The check arrived to-day. The company is located in Sleepy Hollow, adjoining Mr. Rockefeller's estate. Columbia Hose is known us Mr. Rocke feller's company and it has been trying for several years to get an automobile apparatus. First it got $2,500 from the taxpayers. This was found insufficient and last year $2,000 more was voted. When the company decided on its ohoico it was still $1,000 short. The company raised $300 in small sub scriptions and then told their troubles to Mr. Rockefeller, who said: "You go back home and I'll see if I can't think up a way to help you out ," Tho check was accompanied by a note from Mr. Rockefoller in which he wrote that he would like to ride on the machine once just to experience the sensation of a fireman going to u fire. The company is a unit in saying that Mr. Rockefeller is going to get that ride. LOST P. 0. CLERK WENT TO SEA. Wished He Hadn't and Had a Truly Miserable Time In the Blow. Robert A. Tobler of 1302 Boston road, a clerk in the Post Office whose absence after he had gone to deliver a bag of mail to the steamship Olymplo on Wednes day noon caused the Post Office people to notify the police on Wednesday night, appeared at the Post Office early yester day morning. He had had to get off the OlvmDlo with the Dllot. Foreman Thomas Dwver sent Tobler from the Grand Central Station with a wagon containing forty bags of mail for. tlie uiympio. jne wagon come bock without Tobler and tho driver couldn't tell what had happened to the delivery clerk. After a while tho Post Office people began to get worried. It seems that while tho clerk was below getting a receipt fpr Ills mall from Die sea. post cierH inn uiympio nua Hiippea out into the river and was heading down streaiA. Tobler expected to get off at Quarantine, but tlie roughness of the sea maae it impossible, aa no discovered after trying to hop aboard a rooking skiff So he went on down tlie bay and got seasick and had a most miserable time altogether, especially after they let him leave with the pilot. Ho waa too ill to bother about letting the Post Office know where no waa until long after midnight. SLEUTHS NAB SUBWAY SMOKERS. ! Summonses Served on Scores Who Lit Up Too Soon Spltters Too. Twenty-flvo detectives under Police Lieut. Joseph A. Qultln went down Into tho Hubway on the trull of smokersln Iho depths and other ordinance violators after midnight this morning. There were sleuths nt all the express stations who handed out summonses to appear In court in the morning to unwary spltters or premature sinokors. Two detectives at the entrmoe to tho Brooklyn Bridge station gave away fourteen summonses to those who emerged with lighted cigars or cigarettes. They tried to give a eummons to one man who was Just ubout to light his cigar, but upon his demand to be shown JUBt whero in tho penal codo the carrying of unlighted smokoblcs is set down as an offence, they had to back down. Altogether the smokers returning home with holiday cigars made a good catch all over the city. CUT HER HAIR IN HER SLEEP. Girl After Ilrcam Finds Her Tresses Shorn and Stowed In Teapot. Madiron, Wis., Feb. 22. Mnrguerito Hunley, a Portage freshman ut the Stute university, awoke this morning to find that her tresses had lieen shorn in the night. The university authorities le lleve that the girl in n somnambulistic state cut her own hair. Miss Hnnloy admits that she dreamed that sho had shorn her tresses, which were found in a teapot on ft shelf with the shears. The girl, who Is one of the most popular in tho school, says she will not remain nt Madison, but will return home. To-day she refused to leave her room and fainted, several times when looking into the mirror sho found her brown locks gone. Miss Han ley traces hor dream back to seeing another girl bike off some hair before retiring. CHINA REMEMBERS THE DAY. Message of Greeting to 17. N. In Honor of the Father of Democracy. Washington, Feb. 22. Tho State De partment received this message to-day from the Nankin Provisional Government of Chinu: "Republic of China sends hearty greet ings to sister of China across Pacific in honor of birthdny of Father of Democ racy." The message was signed by Wang Chung Hul. Minister or Foreign Affairs in the Nankin Provisional Government. The message will bo treated as an infor mal and unofficial communication by the State Department owing to the dellcato nature of tho relations of the Powers to tho de facto authorities of China pending ultimate recognition of a thoroughgoing government of the whole country. Any official reply on the part of tho United States might involve the ques tion of this country having recognizcl the Nankin Provisional Government. TO SHOOT DOG TO FIND RING. Pit)-, of Course, but It Is MUs Jarobs's Kngagement Ring. Alice Jacobs of 9 Secoud avenue, who has been looking for her engagement ring since last Wednesday, 'has somo hopes that tho trinket will be found In the vitals of her two-inonths-old IUPPJ which Is to he shot to-day by n policeman from headquarters. She reported her loss to the police last night and nsked for n volunteer to shoot her pup. Sho has already called u doctor nnd tried household remedies without convicting the pup. CARDINAL FARLEY TO REST. Will Take u Three Weeks Vacation In Florida to Ilulld I'p Ills' Strength. Cardinal Farley will leave New York this afternoon for a threo weeks rest and vacation in Florida. He will spend purt of that tinw at Pajm IVaoh probably. Ills secretary will accompany him. For sevoral years Cardinal Farley has placed the time for his vacation at the beginning of Lent, when the social de mands upon him were not so pressing. This year his medical adviser has sug gested that the vacation bo taken as early as possible because the Cardinal is fatigued from the celebration incident to his return from Rome, The Cardinal has entirely recovered from his illness, a cold which kept him In bed for several days, but It was said yesterday that ho needed a rest and change. BOMBS IN TAXI STRIKE. Nine Cabs Partially Wrecked In Paris Police Officials Hurt. Sptciol Cabtt Dispatch to Tim Sen. Paius, Feb. 22, Violence was resumed to-day by the striking taxicab drivers. Bomb wero exploded under tho scats ot nine machines, partially wrecking thorn. M. Ferriere, assistant director of the Municipal Laboratory, und a policeman were slightly injured in the ufternoon by tho explosion of a bomb under a taxi cab. . The strike has now been on since Novem ber 28 and more than 6,000 motor cabs aro idle. Few cabB, exoept those owned by their' chauffeurs, ply in tho streets. Neither side BhOwB any tendency to give in, MANY DIE IN MINE FIRE. Number Caged In Burning Shaft Esti mated at From 20 to 40, Ltilliaii, Okla., Fob. 22. Between twenty and forty miners employed in a inino ot tho Wichita Coal and Mining Company, a mile east of Lehigh, lost their lives to-day when fire broke out In mine No. 5. At 9 o'clock six bodies had been re moved nnd tho work was still being pushed, Tho fire in the mlno continues and it Is not believed that any of those within the shaft can be alive. Tho number Is estimated variously by different officials of tho company. When the fire was discovered word was sent through the mine and more than 100 walked out, or overcome by smoke, were carried out by rescuers. BO NEW YORK TO FACiriO COAST Lehlin Valley nallroad. Uax. l to Apr. U.-Ati GOLD FROM SAND AND KERQ GAS Stock Exchange Members Find They Were Dealing With Ex-Convict AND A WONDER MACHINE Supposed Plain Sand yields Gold in the Manip ulation. SHARES FOR SALE? 0, YES 1.034 Acres of Adirondack Barrens Figure ns n Luscious 'Klondike. STATE GEOLOGIST WARNS Slock Exchange, House Withdraws With Diligent'' lis. Offer of Kcru fias Stock. A complaint has been made to the au thorities of the New York Stock Exchange concerning the association of Edward H. Jewell and Albert H. Gross, two mem bers of the exchange, in enterprises pro moted by Henry Clay Russell Wade, an ex-convict with a long history, Thess enterprises aro the manufacture of a machino that is supposed to extract gold from Adirondack sands in paying quan tities and of another to extract illuminate ing gas from kerosene. The complaint to tho exchange authori ties was followed Immediately by assur ances from Mr. Jewell that his firm of Jewell A Stringer or 40 Exchange place had sold no gas machine stock as a result of n letter the firm sent out offering a limited amount at $80 a share, and by the further statement of Mr. Jewell that he would havo nothing more to do with the companies unless Wade was eliminated. Mr. Gross, formerly of Gross A Kloeberg. is u son-in-law of James Seligman, the banker, and is president of both theue con-, cerns, the Twentieth Century Gold Ex-, trading Company and tho Kero-Gks Company. He also has assured the ex change authorities that he didn't know Wade's record when he entered into busi ness relations-wtth him and that Wade must go. The investigation discloses that ae a re sult of the supposed miraculous power of the gas machine:, which is the invention ot Col. W. F. Mason McOarty, an inventor also with a history, dozens of concerns havo started up again to sell stock In the Adriondcok gold scheme, which are oper ating on so extensive n scale that D. H. Newland, Assistant State Geologist of New York, hus issued a warning to the public to Ieuve the Adirondack proposi tion alone, PBOP. LOCKE BATS HIS NAME WAS MISUSED. There is also disclosed the use of the name of Prof. Charles E. Locke, assist-., ant professor of mining engineering and metallurgy nt tho Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in advertising tho gold ex tracting machino and tlie Adirondack gold sand scheme, although a letter written by Prof. Locke to Tiik Sun indi cates that sucli use was improper. The suggestion of frRUd is made in another' letter written by Prof. Looko. Mr. Jewell explained to The Sd.v yes-, terday thnt he entered Into relations with Wudo without looking up his record because the man's assurance and manner' of speaking impressed him. "He could look you straight in the eye and toll you a story that was absolutely convincing," said Mr. Jewell. "Even after I had his record I wesn't sure but that there was somo mistake until I sent up to the rogues' gallery and got the police picture."" The Sun whs assured by Mr. Jowell that whllo his firm did offer stock in tho Kero-Gns Company to the publia it im mediately withdrew tho letter nnd refueod' to sell nny stock when Wado's history, became known, nnd that thore is no in-' tention to offer stock to the public 'In the. Twentieth Century Gold Extracting Com pany, ns It is to lie a close corporation and only tho friends of Mr, Jewell and Mr. Gross arc interested in it. It was learned, however, that sovoral men of means In Wall Street wore about to take a large interest in the company, when they took the precaution to look up Wade's history. Mr. Jewell isn't absolutely convinced that the gold extracting machine will be a success or thnt It will tako from $15 to 5u it ton of gold out of the Adirondack sands; but if it will do all that Col. Mo Carty, the Inventor, 'says it will he be lieves it will be u success and will make the men interested in It wealthy. lie Isn't so confident now that the Kero-Gas Company will bo a sucoesa, since the machino manufactured by the company was patented by Wade himself, and he prefers to withhold n final opinion on that. COL. M 'carty, INVm.TOB. The inventor or the gold extracting machino, Col. W. F. Mason MoCarty, call himself a consulting engineer and has an office at 122 Liberty street. In that offico Henry Clay Russell Wnde is usually to be found. It Is tho headquarters of tho Twentieth Century Gold Extracting Company, Tho bulletin board of the building shojvs that Alfred C. Copp of Boston, who has been promoting the big gest Adirondack gold proposition for several years, also has his office there when ho Is in town. It was tho activity of Copp that caused Assistant State Geologist Newland to Issue his warning to the public. Col. McCarty is 70 years old. His alight deafness was caused, so Mr. Jewell under stood him to say, by the explosion of Japanese shells in the siege of Port Arthur, where he was in command of a company of Itusalan engineers. Col. MoCarty told a Hon reporter that his Rusaian war ex-' perlence waa In the Russo-Turklah war. !