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VOL. LXXIX. NO. 176.
NEW YORK, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1912. Cnpfriiiht, 1012, hy Mr .Sim 1'rlnttng end Publishing Aeanclalion,
Hut Ills Speech Chilled Many
of tho Progressive
) 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 "
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. ..
'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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
All Slwl Klrotrlo Lljhtrd Pullmans. 4 Tralna
Dally via stanuara ny. oi aouin, i:is u way, Adt.
Died Since Sunday Morning
and Four More
Are 111.
Detectives Question Woman Nurse In
Brooklyn Nursery and Infants
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
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
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,
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.
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. ,
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.
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.
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.
Is tho bitit tar tome of the rooal delicate dta
aertn. It Ii used by cbtfs at teadlui bolcli.
Ilirschbcrg Peeled Potatoes Till
He Heard of 8100,000 Es
tate Left to Him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
Lehlin Valley nallroad. Uax. l to Apr. U.-Ati
Stock Exchange Members Find
They Were Dealing With
Supposed Plain Sand yields
Gold in the Manip
ulation. SHARES FOR SALE? 0, YES
1.034 Acres of Adirondack Barrens
Figure ns n Luscious
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,
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
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.

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