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VOL. LXXIX. NO. 179.
NEW YORK, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1912. CoPrifl.f. IIH2, bV the Sun Printing and PublUMno AMOcfoti.n.
I 7
I'Mcnis to Ho Called Into Court
To-day to Answer Chnrgcs
of Neglect.
1'imri.. if Police, to no Tcidcd Militia
Colonel Kays No More Children
Sliall He Sent Out of Town.
wiii. t A
b.ovnr..NTE, Feb.
. . .'.
tlmt of 11 small not tills afternoon In which
ivrr.il ponco oinccra were auuciccu ny a
crowd of strikers and their symtKithlors.
ihe city was quiet to-day,
The rioters were quickly dispersed by
11 .iml of infantry and a troop or cavalry
who met with no resistance when they
responded to u call sent in by police.
The strikers are Indlimunt nvnr Ihe
,l it 1 . I
, ... ... 1 - The K.llm, ,,OIulltIoll , h(mtll(rn
,iie them from sending some Torty chll- Manhattan, which is supplied from the
ilrrn to Philadelphia and in some quarters Central Park reservoir,
there is fear that tho opening of tho mills' "Whether there Is any danger In chink
1 ..morrow will see a renewal of the riot-! ,nK "' water I do not know. The con-
me of several weeks ago. The police are
preparing to stop all disorder and the
iniliti'i will lc ready early in tho morning
ta hurry to any point whero the civil
authorities find themselves unable to
control the crowds.
Parents of the children seized by the
police yesterday made demand upon the
authorities to-day for the return of their
mtle ones, ana Acting uty .Marsiiai hum-
an gave his permission for their release. I
All but three of the children were taken
lo their homes. These thrco will U; kept
nnothor night ut the city farm. ,
It is the intention of the authorities to
r.ul the parents of the children into court
i-morrow on the charge of neglecting
1'ioni. The Industrial Workers of the
World have engaged counsel and propc.se
lo see how far the police can go In this
N effort will be made to send any
children from the city to-morrow, but It
w.is announced that an effort would I
made to tend away a fow either on Tuesday
or Wednesday.
William K. Trautmann said to-night that
a Federal Investigation would ls we I
coined by the strikers. He declared that
ttie police had exceeded their authority
Acstcrday and that the parents had a
torfect right to send their sons and
daughters away for vacations if thev
mw fit. Already 3So children are in New 1
1 orl; and liarre, t., Irautuuiiu said,
lie asserted that in the (use or the party
csterday all the children had tags upon
her clothing boarin? the statement that
ihey were going to Philadelphia with the
( onsent of their parents.
Trautmann und other leaders as wh
as some of the parents declared that the
toliee had no legal authority to stop the
Jiildren from being bent awjy. but Col.
Sweetser and City Murshal Sullivan lth
announced to-night that there would be
110 fun her exportation of the little ones.
lor "legal and humanitari'tn reasons,"
1 ol Sweetser said, a stop was put to the
' ractice. Mayor Scanlon agrees with the
Jlonel. as does City Marshal Sullivan
1 nt several members of the City Council
not agree with the uttituile of the civil
Mid military authorities.
The children seized yesterday were
(liken upon the advice of the Stute Hoard
( f Charities, because they had been
' Ivmdoned to be shipped to Phila
delphia, according to information given
i it here, Members of the board deny
iving nny such advice.
r.eontino Lincoln, chairman of the
hoard, when asked regarding the situa
tion in Lawrence and the sending of
iriltprs' children awuy. said that the
natter has not been officially brought
to his attention. Charles II, Adams, a
Member of the board, said:
"Whether or not the uction of tho police
was justifiable wholly depends, to my
mind, on whether or not the children
were neglected or were likely to be neg-I
li'ctcd. Ihe law is very strict on what
my bedono with tho children. As I under
-'and it, they were to be sent away with
ic primary intention of being exhibited
and of urousing sympathy. If that is so
i might well be questioned whether
Heir removal from Lawrence was not
PIoied to Ihe children's welfare,"
( Ilatshesky, another member, said:
"1 think that it is u shamo and a crime
' allow the children to be taken from the
oui'-s of their parents, and every effort
-nould be made by the public authorities
o prevent these children leaving their
Homes, Tho Htato board did not, to my
knowledge, request tho Lawrence police
0 stop tho going of the children."
liobert W. Kelso, secretary of the
"card, declared: "Unless It was a ques
"'i of our own children, tho wurds of
'" hoard, we should nover interfere in
4' h a matter as the removal of children
Iron! one place to another until our at
tf ion was called to some specific case,
1 ' rierc) wero utilise, neglect or Hctuul
'limpping we might act in an cmergeucy
1 e hut not otherwise,
Our concern ut Luwrenca is not so much
hi' hddren us the matter of outdoor pub-
r lief Wo havo un agent nt Lawrence
is watching tho conditions there, bo-
-e we think that at uny time the State
. lie called on to adminster relief."
'Mien tho sixteen children weni or-
inni'd in court yesterday (leorgo W.
Uiiewer. ,Ir , appeared in their behalf,
contended that tho parents of the chll
' had 11 right to send them away on a
o-.itlon whero tho children would have
r lood, hotter housing, bettor care
I he better off in every respect than they
"" at home. Ho admitted to Judgo
'ii mat ho did not Know what pro
" ' hud been mude for the return of the
.ir..i, nr i , melt!.. JL iVi.T
I' n after the strike was over, but
I I lie blares to which thev were to be
lunl been properly investigated and
' titiud to bo all right In every rospect.
'idge Howell said ho had no reason
I't-lleui that thoy would lmvo better
ban they have at present. Ho did
uoi iiiinK they wero being sent away
"iiit object, nor was ho sat
( onfliiurd 011 Fourth Vaat,
1, (i a I') Haliroad. Mir. I to Apr. II. ,1dr.
""i iue of Manhattan and Most of I
Hrooklyn Complain of It.
Many complaint lmvo been made to the
Dppartment of Wuter Supply regarding
the muddy water that Is being served
through the city mains. Most of these
complaints In Manhattan have 001119
from th West .Side, where It 1 said the.
water lias been so discolored mid tilled
with imrtloks of earth that It lint fit fnr
'drinking or even lathing. It In a dirty
Commissioner Henry S, Thompson said
last night that the complaints will ceue
in n fow days because the present condi
tion of the water Is temporary and will
remedy Itself naturully.
Tim dirtiness of the water is due cn-
,ir,,1- to ,lu' heavy rain of last Wednes-
'day,' said Commissioner Thompson
'The rain came down pretty hurd.and the
. ground ueuig iroueu ttie water drained
directly Into the Croton reservoir. This
j accounts for the condition of the water
. supply to tho West Side of Manhattan,
I which Is served directly from the aque
duct. The Iironx is supplied from the Jerome
I Park reservoir, and localise tho water
has had a chance to settle there are few
complaints coming from that section
1 tlltlon Is one likely to arise ut any time
1 aim snows conclusively the need or a
nitration plant. The present situation
cannot be helped and we will simply have
to wuit until the storm water is used up."
Over in Hrooklyn Deputy Commissioner
Frederick T. Parsons bad n different ex
planation to offer for the muddy water
there. He said that the high wind that
prevailed in the storm of last Wednesday
had Htrrpd ,,,, , reion.olrH am, rallHpU
,i1P e,lment at the bottom of il.eni t
r;He unrt llm, through the water,
AB oon ,l!t le IH. ,wrlic0H of mattor
fettle the wuter will clear again naturally.
he said. Commissioner Parsons thought
t,er was no danger In drinking the water
' in is present condition
Heath nt (.rami Uukr of l.uxemliiirx; De
livers Slate to Ills Oldest Daonlilrr.
Sptrtal Cabt Dtspatrh lo Tar. Sit
' ).uxkiiiii:h(i, Feb. '2.i. William Alex
andr, (Irand Duke of l.uvemburg, died
The dead ruler of IhU little prin.-ipjlity
nlso held Ihe titles of Duke of Nassau and
Count Palatine, with iihout a dozen other
minor Cernun (pialiflcatinus. He uas
the son or the (Irand Duke Adolph and
succeeded his father in tOli He was
April is;.;, and was m.inied in
l.KCT to Maria Anna. Infanta of Portugal.
He leaves six daughters und no son,
The (J rand Duke had Ihvii ill for the
lust four yoars und his wife lus been
acting as Urgent of I lie (Irand Dim hy.
He will Is- succeeded by filseldeta daughter,
the (Irand Duchess Marl", who-e other
names are Adelaide Thetesj Hilda
AntoinellH Willieliniii". She wa ljrn in
tune. 1S9I.
At a tim some years ago when it
seemed likely ihut Queen ilheimiuu of
Holland would be childless she desig
nated this young Grand Duchess as heir
to the throne of the Netherlands and
was about to ask tho Dutch States-den-
ra, o ,, Ilece8.arv ,.RUiati(m ,
this end. Shortly afteruard. however,
the hope of the Dutch people lor a direct
heir to the throne were gratified by the
birth of the little Princess .Juliana.
During the recent negotiations in
regard to Morocco and the Congo between
Germany and France rumors became
current tha Germany proposed to tm"x
the Helgiau Congo in the near future
with the consent of France and Kngland,
By way of compensation, the story goes,
Kelgium is to be allowed to gobble the
Grand Duchy of Luxemburg.
Luxemburg is a State of tms square
miles lu the angle where Germany, France
and Belgium meet. It has about 2M,n)
people. From time immemorial it has
been un appanage of the house of Nassau.
It was therefore virtually part of Holland.
though separated from It until the death
of Queen Wilhe!mlnu fatlu
'n,., it rniinu-i ti, ,i 11
er, in IS90.
ine to the
father of tho Grand Duke just dead.
In 1007 the succession in the female lino
was instituted by a family statute.
Attacks Children and Men llefore II
Shot hy Policeman In Ilrniikljn.
A mongrel dog which had all tho symp
toms of rubies terrorized tho Williamsburg
and Groenpoint sections of Brooklyn yes
terday und liefore the animal was shot by
Policeman John Walsh of the Greenpolnt
avenue station it had bitten nearly a
dozen persons. At South Third and Keap
streets It scattered a crowd of children
and followed others up South Third to
Hooper street,
Edward Flecker, a fifteen-year-old boy
who lives at 21 SUigg street, tried to kick
tho animal with his right foot when it
made a jump for him, but missed the cur
and before he could sive himself tho
anlmul fixed Its teeth In his left leg. The
doe next Jumned for Georce Levitt. 4
yoars old, of 35S South Third street, biting
ihe boy In the chin, und thei
UW III ...C7 Vl.lll, U1IU , 11(711 JlllllllfCJ
Samuel Fishei
385 South Third street, biting him in
tho left leit. TilUe Schmilk. n ten-vear-
old irlrl
of 301 South Third street, next
got Into tho dog's I with and was bitten in
tnc ngni leg.
Policemen Doyle and McOrano of the
Bedford avenue station joined In tho chase,
but the dog vanished in the new Grand
street extension. Sergeant Schilling
picked up tho trull and pursued tho dog
down South Fifth, but it again dlsap
tieared on Kent avenuo near tho Eiist
Later at Bayard street it jumped at
Jacob Goldberg of 163 Bayard street.
ripping his coat. He freed himself and
Ko tile dog a kick and It continued
running along Gralium avenue, and when
ne,tr Url KK aVenue It bit twel ve-y ear-old
Heulien Hkursky of Ml Graham avenuo In
inn leg, una a uiock lurtner awuy, ut
Kckfnrd street, it bit Harry Hasldn, 7
years old, of 2 Eckford street In tho leg.
At Eckford street and Nassau avenue
Policeman Walsh of the Greenpolnt uvo
nuo station shot the dog to death,
All those who were bitten were nt.
Isfied I tended by Ambulance Surgeon Taylor of
1 the Williamsburg Hospital and Dr. Hutch
j lugs of St. Catherine's Hospital,
IO KK.T Wl-Sr Atlantic Co.il l.lnr's
Tlorliii hiwrlal." I'M I' M Itlt U'wn)--,ttfr,
Third Avenue Bronx Express Han
Into Stnlled Train nt IGT.th
Street Station.
McilorniHii Said 1IU Brakes Wouldn't
Work Twelve Ilmlly Injured
und Others Cut.
A northbound Bronx I'.irl; train of
seven cars on the Third avenue elevated
road smashed Into 11 stalled train of seven
cars nt the lower end of tho "Island
station or leflth street nt 0:10 o'clock
last night, Almost every passenger lu
the first cur of the train which caused tlm
collision and In the rear car of the stalled
train was cut by the glass which flew about
when the impact broke every window
lu both curs,
Three of the pasngers were injured
so severely that they had to be taken
to bbanon Hospit.il, Cue of them,
Nathun Stelnman, whose ribs were frac
tured and who received otlier Internal
injuries, U the most seriously hurl. Dr.
I'ailst, who mode a record 11111 from Leb
anon Hospital in the ambulance, said
that Mr. Steiumau, who is a retired mer
chant and live at 1631 Washington
uvenue. The Iironx, is over no years old,
and that his age made his Injuries very
1 serious.
Only for the fact that the mototnidii of
the stalled train had released Ms brakes
after a few passengers hud been dis
charged, the accident might huvi been
much. more serious. Them is a clear
stretch of track south of the station und
no curve, but Motormau William II. De
Faber. in charge of the train that ran into
the Mulled train, made only (he ex plana
tlon that his brakes had been working
badlv ever since he had len city Hill
When the trains came together,
smushlng the windows In most of the
cars, both trains were crowded. The
Impact knocked the stundees sprawl
ing, while the broken glass clatteied
down, Immediately the guurds of the
stalled train threw their gates open
and the frightened passengers mude
their way out to the platform. Hut
the rear train, width hud caused Ihe
trouble, was south of the platform and
the guards therefore refused to open
the gates to let the men, women and
children down on the tracks because
of fear of the third rail.
The terrified (MAseugors, even Ihe
women and children, thereupon fought
their way to Ihe Iron galo and cllmliod
down, 0Utf .U tracks to scatter north
nhd souttraloug the very narrow walk
which runs along the rail's.
Down in lli street Coroner Schwun
necke and Patrolmen Juuscu, Glea.xui
und Dempsey heird the crash und ran up
the stairs lo the platform. While Ihe
guards of the stalled u.1111 were trying to
straighten out their own uisengern und
get them off the platrorm the Coroner and
the three policemen worked their way
down the trucks and made the men,
women und children on tho uurrow board
walk or those who were running south
between the rails form in line on the
Isiaidwalk und they were then led up to
the three Wooden steps leading to the
By this time Dr. Faust and the reserves
f 1 0111 the Morrisaniu police station had
worked their way up on the island plat
form, which they cleared pt all but the
Injured, The passengers of the tear
train, whom the Coroner had led up from
the trucks, wem shunted along the plat
form past the rows of patients taken
rroni the lust car or the stalled train and
from the first car of the train which had
hit it, who were being treateJ
There wero veiy many passengers cut
and bruised whote names the police did
not get, as they hurried away from the
station, some not even walling for first aid.
Besides (ho three removed to the Lebanon
Hospital tho jKilion got the names of nine
others. The two sent to the hospital lie
sldes Mr. Steinmau are'
ltiuhard Costello, 21 years old, of lOVt
Washington avenue, The Jlronx, suffered
fractured ribs and Injuries to side and back.
Sarah Nlclenbcrir. 40 years old, of I7fl
I llnton avenue. The Iironx, bad; injured
and probably concussion of the brain.
Theso three were all In tho first car of
the rear train. In tho rear train also the
following were injured, all residents of
Ihe Bronx:
Unniiird Duffy, js, of s;; Marion avenue:
cuts about Ihe arms and face,
Anna Herman, ..1, of :o'.' Hunt t.'ittli street:
sldn iujuind, cuts on face,
Lillian Schwartz, 11, of 830 V.ust 1 Tot li
street, cut under right eye.
Anthony Korrano, 4J, of 2XI llelmont
avi'imu: head and face cut
Lena Moaner, 2.", of 444 Wendover ave
nue: suffering from shock and face cut.
Nathaniel Dorller, , of 62."i Jefferson
place' right shoulder dislocated.
(imee Caske, as, of omi Kust 23.1lh street.'
cuts on face and hands,
Herman Pricstmnn, .10, of 6.10 Past I'uih
street; cut about the face und hands
Prlcstman's wife and baby also were
said to have been injured, but this was
not learned definitely.
Tho rear car of tho stalled train was
damaged much more than tho front car
of the truin which hit it. The platform
of this rear car buckled up and tho hood,
guard rails and gates were smashed. On
tho forward cor of the train which hit tho
stalled train only the gates and guard
rails were broken on tho front platform,
but every window in both cars wua
From 0:10 o'clock until 11:15 Bronx
truffle on the Third uvenue elevated road
was nt n standstill. As a result a dense
crowd soon wut covering tho streets in
the neighborhood of 140th street and Third
avenue, where passengers transfer from
t ho elevated to the suuwuy. l he reserves
of tho Alexander uvenue police station
had to lx) culled out to clear the way for
surface cars,
Eight Killed hy Tornado.
Little Hock, Ark., Feb, 28.- Reports
received here to-night say that eight
persons were killed In a tornado fony
miles south of hero.
1iH o( lime an1 hither to rt ll lull rliht,
but II !) I.uytlrt llrer , New York. Ait,
Maybe the Promised Arre.it for Bank
Messenger Holdup Is Coming.
Deputy Pollen Commissioner Dougherty,
who has bocn promising an arrest In tho
easo of tho taxlcab holdup on February
15 at Trinity placo when two bank mes
sengers wore robbed of 2.",000 In and
S10 bills, gave every indication last night
of being about to make such nil arrest.
He whirled around town in his automobile
collecting detectives and avoiding ques
tioners. Ho was al the Hrooklyn police head
quarters talk'ng to reporters about the
Flatbunh murder when ho was told that
he was wanted nt the telephone, and
wanted In a hurry Ho run to tho tele
phone, talked with some one at the other
end, slummed down tho receiver and tied
downstairs to hl waiting machine, while
Ihe interviewers yelled nfter him, asking
if he v.t.s about to arrest tho holdup men.
Inspector Hughes, who won left behind,
wouldn t talk about Impending arrests.
The Commissioner was next hoard of
when his car stopjied In front of tho East
Fifty-first street police station. He
cliinlx'd out und ran through tho station
house to tho buck room, throwing a greet
ing to tile lieutenant 011 the desk and de
manding detectives, Detective Mcintosh
was the only sleuth in, Him Dougherty
seized and pushed Into his cir
Fifteen minutes later the police car
pouted up to the Tenderloin police
station nn West Thirtieth street. Again
the Commissioner ran out n sleuth on
the Jump. This time he took Detec
tive Trojan, a member of the strong
arm squad, lie waved 11 deprecutlng
hand to the leporters
"I'm not lipping my mill," called the
Commissioner us he drove over lo Sixth
ax entle.
Air. Dougherty next appeared at the
West Thirty-seventh street police sta
tion, wheie he got some more plain
clothes men und disappeared ugalu.
Ei-Slalr Senator Jackson nf New Jersey
Was Injured In Itecent WliiUMorm.
William II. C. Jackson, an ex-Slate
Senator of New Jersey, who lived at
ll'i College street. New Brunswick, died
yesterday of cerebral hemorrhages ntthe
home of Dr. T. D'Arcy Lucas. :';t Wet
venly-hrst street, where Senator Jack
son und his wife have been visiting since
last Wednesday Mr, Jackson's death wa
the result of injuries he received by beinc
blown against 11 tree at Seventy-fourth
street and Broadway during the high
winds of Washington's Birthday
Mr. Jackson left Dr. I ucas's house in
the forenoon or Washington's Birthday
saying he was going out to get shaved,
lie was absent for more than an hour
when an automobile drove up to the door
containing two policemen and Mr. Jack
son, who had regeived two bad wounds in
the head and had a badly bruised chin.
When the policemen picked him up he
had been able, to direct them where to
take him. but when carried Into Dr.
Lucas's home he was unable lo recognl'e
his wife or the 1 vicaes,
I'ntll last night, however, he seemed lo
be Improving, when a change for the woise
set in and he tiled about noon yesterday.
Mrs, Jackson, who was Mis Irene Fayles,
daughter of a lawyer of Home, N. V..
left for New Brunswick shortly after her
husband's death to make arrangements
for the funeral there, Thoy have one
daughter, two and a half years old,
Mr. Jackson was 45 years old. He
represented Middlesex county in the New
Jersey Senate from 1004 to 1007. He was
one of the Republican leaders of the
House and was chairman of the Senate
appropriations committee for two years.
He was president of the Jackson, Snyder
Coinpuny, a structural iron concern of
New Brunswick.
Uurilars Haw a Hole Through the Floor
Oter Importer's Display Rooms.
Some time between Saturday night
und Sunday morning burglars sawed
their wuy Into the loft of Samuel 1..
Gellls, importer of furs at 12 West
Twenty-first street, and got a large
quantity of furs, said to be worth
$10,000. The loss was discovered yes
terday morning when Watchman Isen
berg found outside of the door lending
Into the loft above Mr. Gellls's place a
steel brace, three bits, three saws and a
Iscnberg called In the police and they
found that tho door of the third floor
loft had been Jimmied. Inside a three
foot square had been cut out of the
floor and a clear entrance made Into
Mr, Gellls's display rooms.
The burglars had lowered themselves
down by ropes. They were evidently
experts Irr furs, for Mr. Gellls said, after
he had been notified and had examined
his loss, that only the best pieces In
his stock had been taken.
The police suppose that the burglars
secreted themselves In the building on
Saturday afternoon, waited for tho placo
to close up and then went to tvork. The
building closes at 7:30 Saturday eve
Police Fear Sulelde She Charges Coer
cion In Baby Poisoning Confession.
Winifred Ankers, the young woman
who confessed poisoning the eight
bableB who died In the Brooklyn Nur
sery and Infant Hospital and then re
pudiated the confession, wob closely
guarded In her cell at tho Raymond
street jail yesterday leat she harm her
self, ub she has threatened to do. Tho
expected examination by alienists did
not take placo, according to tho war
den, and no report of tho woman's men
tal condition has been received by Dr.
E. llodncy Fink, chief of staff of tho
infant hospital.
Assistant District Attorney Goldstein
has taken chargo of tho case.
Tho Anlicm woman says now that tho
was coerced Into a confession by police
threats to tuko her baby from her.
Her chief concern seems to be that In
Jail sho Is deprived of the baby's com
pany. Shu will bo arraigned In tho Gutcs
avenue court to-day nnd If her sanity
Is still questioned will probably be com
mitted to the Kings County Hospital
for observation.
Wore a Vnndyck Beard and Had a
Pistol to Use Against n
Family Kind Iltitler Stunned, Notliliic
.Stolen. Kjculiisscs Lcfl
A butler named Schriang, employed by
Louis Dassuvo, a Cuban planter, had a
nightstick and revolver tussle late yester
day afternoon with n burglar wearing a
Vandyck beuid and glasses. It was in
the reception hall of Mr. Dassavo's New
York homo ut 323 West Eighty-fifth street.
The butler, the only occupant of the house,
knocked a revolver out or tho burglar's
hand with the ulghlstlc. and both went
(o the floor lu u scramble for the revolver.
The burglar left Ihe butler stunned on
! the floor and lied out the front door.
! Mr. Dussave, his wife, son and daugh
ter are In Cuba. Mrs, John Lynch, a
j duughter of Mr. Dassave, and her young
husband, who Is connected with the J
Irving Walsh Heal Estate Company of 33
West Eleventh street, havo been occupy
ing the house, Mr. and Mrs, Lynch went
for a stroll in Riverside Drive yesterday
afternoon und all the servants were per
mitted" to take the afternoon of! except
the butler, who spent the afternoon read
ing in his room on the fifth floor.
About 5 o'clock the butler heard some
one moving about the house and he
grabbed up u uighlstick lu his room and
crept down the stairs, At the top of
the first (light of stairs he saw Ihe bur
glar come from the drawing room out
into the reception hall and pounced upon
The flrsl whuck of the nightstick sent
the burglar's pistol flying. The butler
(held his own for some time, but finally n
I smash on tho jaw scut the butler's head
against 11 newel post and he dropped un
conscious. The burglar picked up his
pistol und ran out, leaving the street doo.'
Mr. and Mrs. Lynch relumed from their
stroll just us the butler was regaining
consciousness. For some time he was
too dazed to tell what had happened.
By the time Mr. Lynch had telephoned
for the ixilioo arid detectives had come
running from the West Sixty-eighth street
station house the butler was able to tell
the story, even down to the Vandyck
beanl und the eyeglasses.
An examination of the house showed
thnt none of the silver or other articles
lying about on. the .dining room floor Jiatl
been disturbed. Down In the basement,
where thu burglar evidently had got In,
articles In the house" had been tossed about
a bit, but the burglar had taken nothing.
In fact he lost. On tho floor of the hall
were found his erfectly good glasses,
which he doubtless will not see again
unless he comes back to claim them.
Stopped When Ills Auto lilt' Hoy, hut
Chauffeur Was Arrested.
When a boy was hit by the auto
mobile of Dr. Orson Citron of 66 East
111th street In Lexington avenue last
night the physician left the machine,
helped the boy Into a drug store and
found that the only injuries were
scratches on tho left leg and left arm.
Then Dr. Citron got back Into the nuto
moblle nnd went nwny.
Hut somo one caught the number of
the car and told the police. Pres
ently Dr. Citron's chauffeur. Horry
Damsky, was arrested on a chargo of
felonious asault on the ground that
the driver of the automobile had not
stopped long enough to see that the
person he had struck was properly
looked nfter.
The boy, Solomon Holman, U years
old, of 137 East 106th street, was taken
home by an ambulance surgeon from
Harlem Hospital.
Mysterious Letter About Official Who
Disappeared Under Charges.
dptcial Cabl Dupaleh to THE Sra,
Lim.f, Fob. 23; A letter has been re
ceived here from some person who says
ho lives at. 731 Belvidere avenuo, Detroit,
Mich. Tho writer says ho has seen and
recognized the Mayor of Houpltnes, a
thriving town of .000 Inhabitants situated
seven miles from here, in the American
The Mayor recently disappeared
from Houplines when charges were made
against him of being a defaulter in his
accounts with n cooperative association.
Ills Protegee, Who Has Been In Paris
Seven Yean, to Re Ills Bride.
Frances Carnwrlght, for the last seven
years word of Maurice Mendham, broker,
arrived hut 'night by the French liner
La Touraine to marry her guardian. She
has boon away sevoral years studying the
piano and improving her voice in Paris.
Mr. Mendham met her at the pier. He is
&5 and she 22, Her marriage will bo her
second, tho first having taken placo when
fho was 16. Sho says she has tho legal
right to her maiden name. She is hand
some, nnd according to a Paris despatch,
she posed for the sculptor Bourgouin,
who said he regarded her as one of tho
most boautuul American women he had
ever seen. She Is more truly native Ameri
can than many of her sisters of native
birth, us her great-gratidfathor was a
native Indian of the Mohawk tribe. She
was born In Kaugertles, Sho said Bour
gouin had reproduced simply her heud
and shoulders and that ho would exhibit
tho head ut tho next Snlon Sho posed
for tho sculptor lust summer.
Mr. Mendham said he did not desiro
to talk about th'n marriage. Miss Cam
wrlcht will reside with Mrs. Dona T.
Webster, wlfo of tho architect, pending
her wedding, which she said would tuko
place in March.
Fl.llltlllA AMI ('Altlll.l.NA IIICSOHTlt.
Hen wrvlif la Seshoanl Air 1.1ns ny. Nhort
el route. Steel liolm. Inquire lilt D'way.
Conference al the White House Fore
shadows Appeal to 17. S. Hcnate.
Wasiunoto.v, Feb. 25. Tho sltuntlon
between tho United States and Mexico
may be brought to n crisis In tho very
near future. It was learned to-night
that ns n result of n 6onfcrenco nt the
Will to House, In which President Taft
and Senator Ixdgn of MasachuscHs and
Senntor Bacon of Georgia participated,
11 resolution will soon be Introduced In
tho Senato bearing on the Mexican sit
uation. This resolution will direct the Com
mittee on Foreign Relations to report
what course the United Stntes should
pursue In the event of the killing rif
Americans Incident to the warfare In
Mexico. It may further authorize tho
President to act In his discretion in any
emorgenry that muy arise.
Senators Lodge nnd Bacon are mem
bers of the Committee on Foreign Re
lations, which works lu close coopera
tion with the President In all matters
affecting Internntloal uffulrs.
The White House conference and the
practical certainty that a resolution of
Inquiry will bo Introduced, ns stated.
Indicates that this Government Is pre
paring to take drastic action in the
event, of the killing of Americans by
Mexican bullets on this side of the line.
Daughter of New Jersey Governor Says
Holdup In Mexico Was Tame.
El Paso. Feb. 25. Miss Eloanor Wilson,
daughter of Gov. Woodrow Wilson of New
Jersey, arrived in El Paso shortly after
8 o'clock to-day In an automobile from
Bauche, where she and her iarty were
taken from the Northwestern train, which
had brought them to that point' from
"There really hasn't been a thing inter
esting ubout our trip no excitement
whatever," said Miss Wilson, "We left
Madera on Wednesday and went to Pear
son in a private car on the Northwestern
road, Wt were tied up for two days at
Pearson, but there was not a bit of danger,
no excitement whatever.
"We left Pearson nt noon Saturday
and came to a point seventeen kilometers
down the road at 7:3(1 Saturday night,
where we found a burned bridge. There
we remained until this morning, when
we were taken to El Paso,"
Tub Su.v correspondent's automobile
brought Miss Wilson In from the ma
rooned train.
Spends Sunday Chasing Animal That
. Seared Ills Niece. -
Pai.m Beach. Fin.. Feb. 23. Richard
Croker hunted all day to-day for a wild
cat which Is still at large presumably
on Ids estate, which he calls the Wig
wum. Mr. Croker Is living with his two
nieces. Miss Kmmn Croker and Mrs.
Stella Bowman.
When Mrs. Bowman stepped to the
beach to take an ocean bath before
breakfast a wildcat sprang out of the
Jungle, near by, nnd although It did not
attack her, nearly scared her to death.
Mrs. Bowman ran shrieking to the
house. Mr. Croker got one shot at the cat
with a rifle but missed. He gave up his
dally trip to Palm Reach and spent to
day with dogs and a gun trying to get
the animal.
Passengers on the Kalserln Auguste Ig
nored Him Health Seems Better.
Spteial Cable DtipaHh la Tns Sc.v, '
Nick, Feb. 25. The steamship Kal
serln Augusta Victoria, on which
Charles W. Morse and wife are passen
gers, left Algiers last night and arrived
at Vlllefranche late to-night. Mr. and
Mrs. Slorse remained on board nnd con
tinued on to Genoa.
During the trip across most of the
passengers Ignored the presence of Mr.
Morse and held aloof from him. Tho
former Ice king took his dally consti
tutionals In vigorous fashion and
seemed to show by his actions that
his health was improving daily.
Mr. and Mrs. Morso will land at
Genoa, from which placo they will pro
ceed to Bad Nauhelm.
Municipal Lodging House Has Biggest
Rush In Its History.
Since Washington's Birthday the num
ber of applications for shelter and meals
In the Municipal Lodging House have
been greater than ever before. In tho
panto year of 1007 tho lodging house
sheltered 015 men in ono night, The
average last week was 1,110.
"There aro two direct causes for this
increase," said Supt, Yorko last night,
"One is that work on tho Florida East
Coast Railroad has ceased and the other
is that all tho ico harvesting has been
done. Tho finish of these works has
thrown thousands of men out of employ
ment and they have drifted back to Now
York. They have by this timo spent the
money they had saved nnd aro now look
ing for other jobs."
Spent Three Hours In a Great Floe
Haunted by Sea Gulls.
Lu Touraine, first of tho French twin
screws, wus tho first liner of tho season
to put her prow Into tho Ico fields off the
Grand Banks, and all her pnssengors
seemed mightily plcasod last night when
they landed that they had had 11 chunco
to survey an Illimitable nnd soothingly
froen surface for three hours on Thursday
morning. Thero wero all sorts of flotsam
and wreckage in the Ico nnd tho liner
made a long turn to the south to net out
' of the field, tho cakes and hummocks
, grinding themselves to snnwliltp masses
j on her stem nnd sides. Immense, flocks
of gulls and other s.ulilitls noverM over
and lit on the Ice, sooklng tidbits from the
1 wreckago
"I Will Accept the Nomina
tion If It Is Tendered
to Me," Says He.
Who Asked Him Two Weeks
Ago to Conic Out Intd
the Open Quick.
Republicans Fear a Split and a
Resulting Victory for
Tafl (.'crlaili lo M?ht It Out A War
of Personalities la Now
Iookcd For.
"1 will accept the nomination for"Pret
dent If It is tendered to mc." Col . RooMVolt
tclU the Bcvfcn Governors who asked hiss
a fortnight ago to be frank about It as
soon as convenient. This is his letter,
dated on Saturday last:
"Gp.Nn.r.MF.s". I deeply appreciate your
letter and 1 realize to the full the heavy
responsibility it puts upon me, expressing
as It does the carefully considered con
victions of the men elected by popular
ote to stand as the heads of government
in their several Mates.
"I absolutely ngreo with you that this
matter is not one to be decided with any
reference to the personal preferences or
interests of ony man.but purely from
tho standpoint of the interests of th
people as a whole. I will accept ths
nomination for President if it in tendered
to me and I will adhcro to this decision
until tho convention has expressed Its
preference. One of the chief principles
for which I have stood and for which I
now stand, and which I have always en
deavored and always shall endeavor to;;
reduce to action, in the genuine rule of ths
people, and therefore 1 hope that so far
ns possible, the people may be given the
chance throu gh direct primaries to exprtes
their preference as to who shall be, the
nominee of tho Republican Presidential
convention. Very truly yours,
"Theopore RooKTEt.r.
"New Y'ini.'. February '.m.
"The Hon. William K. Glasscock, Governor
of the State or West Virginia, Charleston,
W. Va.
"The Hon. Chester H. Aldrich. Governor
of the State of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
"The Hon. Hobert P. Bass, Governor of
the State of New Hampshire, Concord,
N. H.
"The Hon. Joseph M. Carey, Governor of
the State of Wyoming, Cheyenne, Wyo.
"Tho Hon. Chase H. Osborn, Oovernor'ef
the Stato of Michigan, Lansing, Mich.
"The Hon. W. 11. Stubbs, Governor ot the
Stato of Kansas, To'peka. Kan.
"The Hon. Herbert S. Hadley. Governor
of the Stato or Missouri, Jefferson, Me."
The totter to which this is a response
was as follows, two weeks earlier In date;
"We, tho undersigned Republican' Gov
ernors, assembled for the purpose of con
sidering what will best Insure the con
tinuation of the Hepublloan party as a
useful agency of good government, de
clare it our belief, after a careful Investi
gation of the facts, that a large majority
of the Republican voters of the country
favor your nomination, and a large ma
jority of the people favor your eleetloA
as the next President of the United State.
"We believe that your candidacy will
insure success in tho next campaign. We'
believe that you represent art no other
man represents those principles and poU
cles upon which we must appeal for a
majority of the votes of the American
people, and which in our opinion are
necessary for the happiness and pros
perity of the country.
"We believe that in view of this publle
demand you should soon declare whether
if the nomination for the Presidency
oome to you unsolicited and unsought
you will accept it.
"In submitting this request we are not
considering your personal Interests. We
do not regard it as proper to consider
either tho Interests or the preference 0
any man as regards the nomination for
tho Presidency. We are expressing our
sincere belief and best judgment as to
what Is demanded of you in the interests
of tho poople as a whole. And we feel
that you would he unresponsive to a plain
public duty If you should decline to accept
the nomination, coming as the voluntary
expression of the wishes of a majority
of tho Republican voters of the United
States through the action of their dele
gates In tho next national convention.
Yours truly,
"William K. Glasscock.
"Chestkr H. Aldmch.
"Robert P. Bass.
"Joseph M. Caret.
Chase S. Osborn.
"W. R. Htubbb.
"Hennr.nT S. Hadlet.
"Chicaoo, February 12.
"Tho Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, New
'orkCity, N. V."
The two letters were given out at the
Outlook office at 0 o'clock last evening.
Fear nf a Serious Party Split Talk ot
Hughes Revived.
Washington, Feb. 28. President Taift
and his political managers had no publlo
comment to make to-night on the Roose
velt statement, but to a United States
Senator who talked with Mr. Taft. In m.
1 gard to the statement ths President said:
"I know we are right and I am confident
thnt we will be successful,"
! Thr. .til.mml ... K. TO ,,W .
Ilcana with varying opinions, hut all agree

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