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Fair to-day ; increasing cloudiness to-morrow, probably followed by showers and cooler. Detailed weather reports will he found on pige 17. tilt. l, LXXIX. NO. 219. YORK, SATURDAY, APRIL Copurwl't, mil, bu tir Sim PrMina and Pubtihint Attocinlion. PRICE TWO CENTS. 6, 1912. F 1 CINDER CUR MYSTERY BAFFLES AUTHORITIES PiMiiil Attorney and Police Chief Admit They Cannot Find Any Clue. STILL sr.SPECTS Fl'RMANS , i'infriiior 'thinks Some-thing Is Wrong imil That Family Knows hut Will Not Tell. Mil m.i tow.v. April S. The Kurinan n.y.-dcry. which Iim Tor its principal foment tho discovery In a cinder rar ,i( human bones, the confession of two men that they murdered their brother ,iiid the return of tho brother after an h'iire of thtee months may never lie , el Ii-t hi Attorney Rogers virtually threw up hit hand thit evening. With Police i hief MrCoach ho admits tho ,i ith wities aro baffled. They don't know li .Ii way to turn. Calmly knitting at a front window of , -h-ibby frame house out near the On tario and Went em Railroad yards, and int'.i-ioiinlly rising tight lipped to turn di-tni-tful glances on visitors, there sat , (hit afternoon Mm. Ella K. Furnyin, mother of Die young men whose sayings and doings havo puzzled Middletown more than any occurrence in the last twenty years. F.very effort has been made to get from her nil explanation .i to why her sons Kugcne and Joseph should havo insisted separately that they killed their brother Theodore. She will nnt talk None of the family will talk. The fragments of the body that was found in an Ontario and Western cinder ur are so burned that it will lie impos ulile to Ilx the identity of the mail who, the authorities say, undoubtedly was muitlered alxmt. tho time that F.ugene and Joseph wero instating the other had killed their brother. Tho officials Intimate that no arrests ran lie made unless evidence more valu able than has yet been obtained comes ii light. The District Attorney has worked quietly with Chief McConcli, I .ut the only outcome of their labors Inn Ih-.-h increased mystification. In a talk with Tin: Sux man to-night District Attorney Rogers outlined the Kurinan mystery as it stands. "I have absolutely no clue to the identity of the' remains found in the cinder car," he said. "There has been no disappearance either of man or woman reported to 4ne since last fall, during th time in which this could have happened, and I have not !een notified if any has len reported to the police. . "The theory advanced on Thursday that the remains might lie those of a toman is without 'foundation. At the t.me of the discovery and examination y tho doctors what seemed to lie a r.-.-mbIance of a mustache was found on th face, but this was thought to have ieen a woollen fuzz .off the clothes. This morning, however, there is a growth of -nibble beard on the face nearly a quarter of an inch long, and red. Or Distler i told mo he was absolutely certain when he examined the remains at tne time iwy were brought to this city that the growth was n muBtache and beard. I am as certain as I can be that some 'hiiig has tuken place, either at the home 'if the Furmuns or near there, of which they hae knowledge and which they are 'eying to conceal. The various statements made by the hoys lear me out in this, especially the two made by Eugene and lie hich were nearly identical. ""ot only this, but there is the atti- id of the boys when making those Aitements and the attitude of Joe when V- u.ii. confronted by his mother in the i, i,.i ..i.i t c nef s room and told her r.... .ui ,w,x n in hi me. Killing oi ineouore. mien hi- mother exclaimed that tie must be (m?v to say such a thing Joe broke down and exclaimed that everything he had told had been a llo. "1 ri.in the actions also of the family (hiring the progress of the investigation I am convinced that something is amiss. They were unusually secretive and helped i- a- little us they could. "What other mother, or brothers and -i-urs, with one brother alleged to be i.vl and two in jail charged with the f'lro and the other members of the family claiming that Theodore was alive, bit would have usod every effort to find tne inN-dug boy? But did they? No, they at still and lot the authorities do "hatter wan done toward finding the n.-ing boy, and then refused to give us ha' information they might have, which " ' I I ive helped. I iKe tho cae of Eula, the fourteen Mr .id daughter. When she was sum mon '' ,is a witness before the Grand J'irv -in refused even to toll anything 'i I ' ii I to be taken before Judge M i'i-''i and warned that If she did n i Mlv and nnswer questions she i. M locked up Then and then only ' tell anything and that was i ' i inl)i'i- of the family as a whole ' i 1 1 country people, apparently 1 ''teir own business strictly, lie- - ii cnmn up they were little i heir neighbors. I believH the ' ty, next door, was more or less a 'i them, but I have yet to find 1 roily in the neighborhood Hi" boys Eugeno and Joseph I (!'(' made statements almost ' In was aked to. Joe, however, ih" nun statement nnd would more ut any time. ' ' v'l'ily Judge Hoyce spent the ien on the first Sunday he was jail, and Gene told Him story ' ry When ho had concluded up. mnl Mr. Hoyoe would ask him "in, he would say: 'No, but t( i u tho truth this time.' This , nil day, and Mr. Royoe dis nUoluMy nothing but a pack 1 it no one could lielieve. tin say for mo, however, that I.i r finniolearinirun the matter. 4 i of I h eo lore has only added tons We will work unceasingly LCirMurrf on Second Pag. FREIGHT CARS IN RIVER. The) Were Humped Otcrbonrd When Tows Collided. A .New Vork Celitrul tugboat towing two floats, both loaded with box tars containing merchandise, collided with n New York, New Haven nnd Hnitford tug, which was also towing n Hunt car rying loaded box cars, on Pier II, Hast Itlver, shortly after U o'clock last night. The boats come together with such force Hint the string of cms on one of the Central floats Jumped the bumper nnd I an Into the liver. The iHst two cars of n string of four hung over the side of the Central floats, while the other two were below the surface of the I Iver. A hurry call was Kent to the Merrltt Chapman Wrecking Coinpuny and when the wrecker Hustler nrilved the crew succeeded In lalslng three of the cais and setting them on their trucks, but the first cat ( that Jumped the bumpers broke loose from Hie rest and went to the bottom. , After the wiecklng crew sua ceiled In setting the cars on the flout nnd disentangling the flouts. It was found that no damage hnd been done to the boats mid both continued on their way. .Neither tugboat captuln could explain the'eause of the head on conislou $10,000 TO RANSOM BOY? Pollie Deny TIihI Price Hat Been He- landed fur Missing f'lillil. A rumor was circulated yesleutuy that a ransom of 110.000 hud been demanded for the return of Giuseppe dl Flore, the six-year-old boy who disappeared from in front or Ills father s bakery, al 133 West Houston street, nine days ago. The police and members of the boy's family, however, deny that such a demand has been made. , Thus far every hospital has been searched to learn If the boy has lieeii In jured but Giuseppe has not lioeti found. The Isjy's father is one of the wealthy men of old Greenwich Villuge. Several years ago he received a number of threat ening letters, but nothing came of them. Kor n time he guarded his family with vigilance, but filially relaxed his watch fulness. . Ills missing son was seen lust in front of Public School H,on King street. He at tended tho school attached to the Church of St. Anthony or Padua, which is within a few hundred reel of his home. He had returned from school ut I o'clock and had gone to play. When he did not return at A o'clock the father notified the police. The hoy is about three feet high and very dark complexioned. -lilt right eyo is smaller than the left. He is noted as a whistler. TIES UP CITY FOR $300 CLAIM. Woniau Attaches Important Movable Properly of Portsmouth. N. If. Portsmouth, N. H., April 3. Mrs. Ellen Quinn practically tied up the machinery or the Portsmouth city government to-day by having attachments put on the City Hall and the movable property or city departments to cover a $300 damage claim Under instruction from Mrs. Quinn's counsel two Sheriffs sealed tho desks of city officials. They attached horses und wagons of the street watering and ash and garbage collecting departments and even tied up the police patrol wagftn. After two hour's of this the attachments were raised by Mayor Badger tiling his personal bond for 13,000. That permitted the city government wheels to move again. Mrs. Quinn had presented a bill of S3oo to the city for damage done to the boating apparatus of hef house by a leaking sewer. Tho committee of claims of tho City Council allowed her bill at last night's meeting, but Mayor Hadger vetoed the bill when it was read in tho council meet ing. He said it was. an overcharge and that Mrs. Quinn could go to law about it. Mrs. Quinn took the Mayor at his word, sent for her attorney, got a writ of at tachment against the city and the lawyer gave conies of it to Sheriffs Shaw and Spinney with instructions to hustle' I around and utlach any city property , they could find. They ilid it, beginning ut 9 A. M. with the City Hall, but passed the fire department by, as there is a statute, forbidding interference with fire apparatus. BOY AT PLAY SHOOTS GIRL Corset Steel Deflects Bullet and Wound Is Not Serious. Kor several dHys Hoy .1. Phaivs, who is' Iti years old, has been keeping house ulone in his parents' apartment at ICO Wudsworth nvenu because his step mother was ill in the hospital and his fnthor was away in Texas, Yesterday he called in Thornton C, Harrison, who i n year younger than himself, and lives in the next block ut '.'09, und two of thoir friends, girls IB years old, to come nnd help with tho housekeeping, The four were hardly inside the door of the apuitment when Hatrihou tan into Phares's room and took a loaded revolver from the bureau diawer. He knew It was there and wanted to show the girls how- he looked ill the part of n holdup man. Not knowing that tne revolver was loaded he nointod it ut one of the Kirls. Zoo Petit. and pulled th trigger. The bullet struck tne girl in tne uimomuu. ine report oi me pistol and the screams of the girls, the othor olio of whom was Beatrice Tieiiinn Ine of 413 Audubon avenue, wen1 heard by a neighbor, who sent word for a debtor. Miss Petit was taken to the Washington He ?hts Hosnltu At first it wns feaiedlthe hading lmrt, ,unn, In "The Dlril of that tho wound would nnmi fatal, but an immediate operation showed that tho ball had gonu only beneath the skin. Thi. flnetm-s thoueht that had it not been deflected by a corset steel death would have followed. Miss Petit lives at .W West 184th street wltll nor mother. Detectives from tho West 152d street station made an investigation of the shooting and decided not to arrest either of tho boys Wants Pay for Embracing Jewish Faith. Under an alleged nureenient t lint she was to get t'M a week for life for emliinc lug the .Jewish faith Mrs, .Mela hems of 33;i West Nineteenth street filed suit yes terday against tho estate of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Henrietta Olmt, who died a year ago Mrs Kerns said Unit the agreement waa made In Itsil nnd Hint It was under the consiiieniiioii ol tlm agiee mm fiiui. Miin eiiiiirnreii inn mini She . . IJ i.Hiinilli ulia Uflhl Hill II slier ?..: 'a.-.'', riuih Inn tlm lullei'H eiern. tors have refused to eontliiue the I'lHiiieiils. J"1" Vl ' ..!.. I I .... !.:.-.. 1 IIS ID .117 4 Hleil llir l w.iuru mi ii,-1 i- in-i-i- aney of life A pony tl4M nf ANfiONTl'KA niTTIWI Iks memlof titer dinner party. Ait, NEW WARNING TO THE WORLD AND TO JAPAN President Will Restate Our termination to Enforce Monroe Doctrine. De- HANDS OFF THE HEMISPHERE Tuft's Reply to tho Lodge Resolution Will Thwart .Magdalena Ray Negotiation. Washington. April 5. -President Taft's roply to the loxlge resolution on Mag diilena Bay will serve as a new warning to the world, and especially to Japan, of the determination of the Un'ted States to enforce the Monroe Doctrine. While the President's communication will bo a more or less iierfunctnry statement of facts it is bound to huo this effect. This, it was learned to-day, was the chief purpose that Senator Unlge had ill mind when he Introduced his lesolutlon culling for all Information in the hands of the Stale Department in regard to the reported concession given by Mexico to Jaanese interests. Senator t.odge feels that he has already accomplished one definite result in thwarting the negotia tions that were already under way be tween Americans and Japanese Interests for the establishing ot a Japanese colony on the Mexican coast. The I.wlge resolution, it can be said, was not the result of any ill considered or Impulsive action. There is good reason to believe that Senator Lodge liefore presenting the resolution consulted with Senator Root and tnat thotXew York S?nator concurred in the action that the Senator from Massachusetts was to take. It was learned to-day that the negotia tions for tho turning over of tho Mag d.ilena concession to Japanese interests were actually under way when Senator Lodge introduced his resolution in the Senate, it can lie said now that these negotiations have been dropped nnd there is no likelihood of their IsMug re sumed. The negotiations for the sale of the concession to Japanese interests were conducted for the benefit of John Henry Jk Sons, a lumber concern of New Hamp shire. This firm was a heavy creditor of the Lower California Chartered Com IMtuy, which had obtained the Magdalena llay concession from the Mexican Govern ment several years ago. When the con cession was originally obtained the men behind it expected to develop min ing profiertieg. These turned out to be a failure, and about the only com morcial industry undertaken on the big pqncesslon was the manufacturing of dyes from seaweed. That industry failed and the Lower I alifornia Chartered Com pony itself became insolvent. That left the New Hampshire lumber firm with a bad debt and it has been endeavoring ever since to recover Its loss. When the concession was first granted by tho Mexican Government taxes amounting to only about $300 a year were levied on it. In recent years the Mexican Government has jumped the tuxes to about $10,000 a year, which is a convenient way often practised by the Mexican Government to squeeze out concesslonnnires who fail to develop their holdings. This additional burden of taxation has added to tho annoyance of the creditors and accounts in part for the repeated efforts within the last year to dispose of the holdings to Japanese In terests. Tho fact that no practical commercial advantage Is to be derived from the ownership of tho Magdalena Bay conces sion has led to the suspicion that the Japanese hoped eventually to use it as a naval station. The President's reply to the Lodge resolution, in bringing out these facts or most of them, Is expected to have a wholesome effect, not only in reiterating this country's stand on tho Monroe Doc trine, but in clearing the atmosphere of the stories that have been circulated for a year or more ns to threatened trouble between this country and Japan, MISS NICOLL COMING HOME. Hick Girl Will Be Brought From Phila delphia In Prltnte CarTo-da). PHaanrLPiMA, April 5. Miss Josephine Nicoll, daughter of De Lancey Nlcoll, who lias been ill for two months at the St. James Hotel, will bo removed to New York to-morrow in the private car of Samuel K. Ilea, first vice-president of the Pennsylvania Hailroau. Miss Nicoll is still fur from well. Mrs. Nicoll said to-day she had given up the plan of taking her duughterto Europe, She suid: "I have made arrangements to hnve her take u long ret.t up tho Hudson. She will go there nbout Muy 1 und will remain until July 1." LAURETTE TAYLOR FLEES. Man Threatening Letters Cause Ai tress to Leave Town. I.miri'tli' Tailor, who tins hei-n nlninn Paradise" at the Muxlne Klllott Theatle, hift tlm i.ist on Monday nlKlit, Slme then Blanche Hull, her understudy, has been lining tfer place, ()u Saturday of next wtek the play will move to the. West Hnd Thcntio for a week and the coin imtiy will then (Unhand. At the Miixlno Klllott Thpjtie Inst nlnht, It was said tliut MIkk Taylor hnd left tho cimipiiny iiuexpectully after the lierfnriiuiiicii on Monday ulKht and tliut her wliciKithiiuta were unknown to the muntiKeis of ihu piodui'llon. Nearly n dozen threatening htteis incelved h the iictHsa, It was said, had so iinnvned her, that, she was unable to go on with the pait. The dnv following the iccrlpt of a liomh by Judge KoFiiHky .Miss Tioloi ie eeh id a litltl III which the wilier said that she hnd hut four necks to e. Since llicn sh has ihciIiciI u dozen slinl. In I letteis, nil iinHliiiHiked from Station 1'. l.'Mh slii-i'I imil Lexington .ueutie i MIiJ I " l''r has been eoiisiaiill) giiaided ' 111 llfllllfllllll-ll'l 4 l.t..f ll KM lull ,,. l... , - -.- - - ; .'in nay ai hi iiiii.ii a i ii i .., i .-in ii k letter wns piisllell IIIKiei (lie 011(11 ol Hit H.HItin.'!lt hi i.i mm i iii.NiMii sueei, isim kiivk ine niKiii iieiuiniiHiice nnu uieii iiull without notice to hei muuuucri. GIRL MAROONED ON A ROCK. Driven Front Carriage by Flood. She ' Spends Night In the Potomac. Wkvkrtov, Md., April 5. Miss Grace Wllkow, daughter of n farmer living al ilong the Potomac River nhove Harper's Ferry, was marooned on n rock In the river yesterduy evening, where she spent a night of terror. She wns (hiving from home to visit friends nnd attempted to ford the river. The water, owing to heavy rains, was deeper than usual, nnd the carriage begun to float. The girl climbed to the horse's buck and unhitched the ve hicle, which floated away. So strong was the current, however, that fearing both would be drowned, she leaped upon a rock. Her calls for help were unanswered nnd she remained there nil night. This morning neigh bors saw the horse, which had reached shore, and n searching purty was or ganized. The girl was found more dead than alive. INQUIRY INTO LIVING COST. Got eminent Looks Into Prices of Neces sities In Clitriuo. Ciiicacio, April C; An inquiry into the high cost of living has been begun here. Investigators of tho Depaitment of H'ommerce nnd Lubor will arrive in tho city within a few duys to look into the retail prices of foodstuffs and the necessities of life in general. The main inquiry will Im made into retail prices of butter and groceries. Miss Ida Beck, a special investigator for tho Department, came hem a few days ago and began an inquiry into the retail prices of groceries. She left to-day und is exfiected back In a few days with other agents. Coincident with the investigation conies a report that the Government contemplates criminal uction against the Chicago' Butter und Egg Board and the Rlgin Board or Trade. Civil action is ending against tho members of the rate committee of the Chicago board. Government agents have leen at work for some weeks gathering statistical information regarding the butter output in tho middle West, the markets used by dairymen and the prices they have leen receiving. OUTLAWS BEG FOR . FOOD. Allen and Kd wards Visit Mountaineer, Who Tells OftVcM. Mocnt AlnT, N. ('., April 5. Sheriff Haynes went to the mountains this morning in response to n telephone I Jl'"m 'hvo the greatest confidence assures - u j i.i i i i-i ini that practical measures are being con message from Sug Smith informing him l1om b world., n,ncle thaUpromlse of the whereabout of Sidnu Allen. The l)etter condltlons within a year. Stop detectives also reached Smith's home j inefficient warfare. Itemember the heroism about 11 o'clock this morning with blood- of a baitnllion ot women la China, hounds, but could not get them onto the ! . Mm. Belmont. trail owing to the time that had elapsed since Allen was in that neighborhood. Smith, who is a reliable man, says that 8ldnaAllen came to his house about 8 o'clock last evening and remnlned;long enough to shako hands nnd ask for some thing to eat. Allen, who declared he had oaten nothing that day, begged for some thing, but fiere was nothing cooked in the hout.e und when Allen left In the direction of tholmountnins he requested HmithTnot tojgivo him away. While Allen was talking to Smith Wesley Edwards was standing a short distance away. He joined Allen and both left together. It was nearly mid night before Smith telephoned to Sheriff Haynes. liecauso he was afraid to give in formation over a telephone line that extends through n region known to bo friendly to the outlaws. After the dogs failed to scent the trail the detectives left for tho mountains, following the direction taken by tho out laws, and the man Hunt is on again. HENEY LIBEL SUIT CASE. Testimony of Sixty Witnesses In Graft Prosecution lo Be Taken. The most extensive commission to take BPIK)rting Mrs. Pankhurst. ' testimony over issued in the Supreme j,jr8 jjemont's departure last night, Court was signed yesterday by Justice tie niRi before the letter was to have Seabury. directing E. H. Heacock of l)een gjVPIl out for publication by the San Francisco to tako testimony there newgpapers, was thought at first to in of ull the witnesses produced by the jjcate that she wanted to be on the safe plaintiff or defendant in the suit brought tidP( but her ,utl(,r aid tnat Bho ,,ad here by Francis J. Hcnoy, the former Kone out on Long i8and on a vlglt to graft prosecutor, against William H. somei friends, on an Invitation of long Crocker or San Francisco to recover Htantnng, Mm. Mary A. Morgan, who $250,000 for libel, I lives at Mrs. Belmont's house, and does Tho suit is based on a letter written by i mme work ,n the Pollt)cai Equality Mr. Crocker in which ho charged that the , Lea ,,ad al80 Bote .over to nan rrancisco gran prosecuuoii0evnioBk t0 visit her daughter." The "passionate, vengeful, criminal," and that there was corruption of witnesses, fixing of juries and trafficking in exemp tion with Abe Kuef and former Mayor Schmitz. The San Francisco commissioner is to begin taking testimony next week and will continue until next October. At least sixty witnesses, and possibly every one who hud any part In the graft prosecution, will bo examined. Among those to be evumined are Ruef, Schmitz, Tlrey L, Ford, William H. Langdon, James D, Pheluu and Patrick Calhoun. It is ex pected that the entire series of gratt cases will bo rehearsed when the libel suit is tried here next fall and that the case will occupy a mouth of more MIRACLE GIRL'S MOTHER DIES. Detention of Daughter, Suddrnl) Mudc to Hear, Caused Worrj. Schule Llpsltz, tho mother of Slurese l.lpsltK, who was detained at Kills Island on the advice of the Marine Hospital surgeons at Halifax, where tho steamship that brought her here had stopped, because she was a deaf mute, died ycstetdiiy nt the home of her son-In-liiw. Philip Singer, 72ti South Ash hind Boulevard, Chicago. It wus said that her death was due to wony over the plight of her daugh ter and their detention. The girl was ordered deported on the strength of the certificate of the sur geons at Halifax that she was deaf und dumb. Hut when she arrived nt Kills Island she could sp.-iik und hear. Her mother said that her cure came nhout nfter the Campanelln had run Into a ion tulle gale. The girl had heeli violently seasick and had locked herself In u room. The door was broken down nnd, the story goes, the girl cited oilt In Hu.snl.-in iih she ran out on deck: "I can luur; I can talk'" A Jewish society became Interested In the girl nnd the order for deporta tion, linned on the report of the Hull fnx Hiirgenns, wns rescinded nnd she wan permitted to land with her mother. They hud been more I linn a week on the Island. MRS. BELMONT GETS A DEATH THREAT BY MAIL , - t.4 win. .. n.. i- . Also B $10 Note With the Copy Of a Cablegram She Was to Send to Mrs. Pankhurst. POLICE DENY KNOWLEDGE AlthoiiKh Mm. Belmont Went Herself to Headquarters She Ooes , Out of Town. Mrs, Oliver H. P. Belmont, It was learned yesterday, has rooetved threaten ing letters among the hundreds that come to her each week. Three of them in one package were received by her on Tuesday and on .Wednesday morning, It was said at her house last night, she went to Police Headquarters herself and saw Commissioner Waldo. Mrs. Belmont left her town house, 477 Madison avenue, last night without saying where she was going. Her butler denied that tlie reason for her departure was that she had been frightened by the letters. The police of the East Fifty-first street station, Winifred Sheehan, Commissioner Waldo's secretary, and Deputy Com missioner Dougherty1' all denied with peculiur emphasis that they had been notified of thereeepf Ion of any threaten ing letters. Mrs. Belmont kept out of sight after publication was made that such letters had been received, but con firmation came from Mrs. Belmont's home that the letters had come to her and that the police had been notified. The letters came in one envelope through the malls. Tho outside address was typewritten and the letter contained two smsller sized envelopes, one addressed to Mrs. Belmont and the other with this warning typewritten on its outside: "No employee Is to open this, on pain of discharge." It could not lie learned yesterday what was In this second small envelope. The first -envelope which was addressed to her contained a crisp new $10 note, a cable form filled out and a message. Tho cablegram waa addressed to Mrs! Pankhurst and had this message on it: Hunter creel ln. A great financier lu Tho message contained in the same envelope which contained the cablegram was addressed to Mrs. Belmont and read in port: fii entrusting this mrssate to one not a member it carries with it the same penalty as thoush you wero a member. It you fall to carry out your Instructions In this case It mentis your death. You will be killed as you come from the house. What follows would lead one to conclude that the letters liad been sent by a crank. There is a rambling announcement that the cablegram should be sent not before Saturday, and that copies of it were to be given to the newspapers of New York and London for publication on that date. It concluded with the assertion that a more cheerful future could be assured to women. The fear that the lettet although the work of a crank, might lie from a danger ous man was what led Mrs. Belmont to report the matter to the polloe. She is the president of the Political Equality league, which lias Its headquarters at 15 East Forty-first street. The reference to suffrage, the basis of the letter, leads to the belief that the work was done by some one who does not think that Mrs. , Relmont. has been strone enoueh In butler said ho didn't know where Mrs. Morgan could be found. Police Commissioner Waldo was not in to reporter yesterday afternoon ahd they were told by his secretary, Winifred Sheehan, that he had gone for the day. When inquiry was made at the office of Commissioner Dougherty a few minutes i later Mr. Sheehan suddenly appeared in Dougherty's office and denied with heat that the police were working on the oase. Police denials have been frequent in bomb and threat cases of late. Careful scanning of the region of Mrs. Belmont's house by Titr. Sun roporter did not reveal any detectives on guard. Mrs. Ida Hunted Harper, a well known suffragist, said last night that she had not seen Mrs, Belmont recently, but that Mrs. Belmont had received several threatening letters by mail, MEXICAN LOSES $50,000 GEMS. Jewelry ut First Supposed to Belong to Cu alter I. Sptlal tahlf n it patch to Tm Sin, Pakih, April 5. M. do Miors, the former Minister of Mexico here, who occupies n palatial mansion on tho outskirts of this city, informed the police to-day that he hud discovered that a lot of jewelry. Including 300 pearls, or the value of 150,000, was in (wing, Jewelry of this value was discovciod in a pawnshop hero on March 31. The ownership was first attributed to I.ina Cavulieri, the prima donna, and afterward to, former President Diaz of Mexico. Mme. Cavallerl denied tho jewels were hers, and former President Diaa. said liefore he loft hero for Madrid that ho hod not lost anything. For these reasons the police are of tho opinion that the jewels reported lost by M. do Miers are those pawned some two weeks ago. I ANTEDILUVIAN WIIIHKKT. ins unoii. iMiwasmnnen mmi, Pure, rlrh, mrllmv (nut "ilfht.' Luytlet UrcB 1 -Ait. new torn, OBJECT TO "SHYLOCK." Jews of Perth Amlioy Want Study ot the Character Barred From High School. Pkbtii Au hot, N. J., April 8. A move to take Shakesoearo's "Merchant of Venice" out of the curriculum of the);' high school here has been started by the educational committee of the Young Men's Hebrew Association of this city. The committee was appointed recently by tho association to take up the matter with other Hebrew organizations. Local lodges or B'nal Zion, Brlth Shatora and Brlth Abraham, tho Hebrew Progressive Association and the Hebrew Educational Alliance are supporting the movement, and the congregation of the Temple Beth Mordecal is in favof or it. . After format action by these and other organizations is secured the committee will wait upon the Board of Education and ask for the Immediate elimination of the study of Shvlock from the high school curriculum. KNIFE FOR "DIAMOND JIM." Brady Undergoes Operation at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Baltimore, Md., April 6. James B. Brady of New York, better known ns "Diamond Jim" Brady, underwent a serious operation this afternoon In the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He ai rived In this city on Tuesday and registered at the Hotel Belvedere In company with his friend, John K. Ward, nnd his valet. He waa taken to the hospital shortly nfter 10:30 o'clock this morning and the operation was performed ufter s o'clock. Mr. Brady has been III for several months and was advised white In Balti more ut the last race meet to try the Hopkins hospital. When his condition' became serious several weeks ago he prepared for his trip here. Late to-night he was reported to be greatly Improved. PILE SAVES CAR FROM RIVER. Trolley Jumps Track on Bridge and Breaks All hut Last Safeguard. Cincinnati, April 6. Swaying on a pile, with the Ohio River Just three feet below, passengers and crew on a car bound for Ludlow, Ky., had a thrilling experience to-day. The car left the bridge tracks as It ncared the Kentucky side, headed for the water. It broke a telephone pole, tore through four piles, but stopped at the fifth and hung there,, while the pas sengers alighted and made their way to, safety. Had the fifth pile not held the car It would have plunged Into tho river. ONE RESULT OF PANAMA.CANAL. German Lines May Charge Same Rate to Frisco as' to New York. . Sptrtal Cablt Dtipalch to The Sr.v. London, April 6, The Chronicle says that two German steamship lines propose to carry steerage passengers to California via the. Panama Canal at the some rates as 'to New York. The only extra charge will be sufficient to cover the canal dues. JURY HAS BIG SLANDER SUIT. Reported to Stand 7 to A In Favor of (liv ing Miss Mercy a Verdict. Chicago, April 5. The Jury In the slander suit of Esther Mercy against tUm. IT.!.. at... .-. rklnann frt. 1(MI t(ft .iJiiu ,.- - ' i nt-uti siiisj UVUW1.IHUUII iiuo a'Hwii aHer Judge Pomeroy hnd finished hlsi explanations. At 11 o'clock to-night the jury hnd j not been able to agicc. It was gossip in the court house that the Jury stood 7 to 5 In favor of giving Miss Mercy n verdict. "If Miss Talbot went out of her way to slander Ksther Mercy and thereby caused a third person to believe that Miss Mercy's character was question able, then a verdict should be returned to the plalntllT," said Judge Pomeroy In his explanations. EIGHT BURIED BY AVALANCHE! I Sit Rescued) but Leader Is Dead and One Student Missing. Sptcial Cable Despatch lo Ts Si. Vienna, April 5. Prof Cork of Laibach University and a party of seven, most of whom were students, were swept down the Hochztuhl, tho highest of the Karawanken mountains by an avalanche to-day, Woodmen saw the accident and sum moned a party of mountaineers from Laibach. These worked throughout the afternoon and by nightfall had 'rescued seven. Prof. Cork was dead. Six of tho others were unconscious but were abloto reach a refuge hut. A student named Kohler is still missing. The party was swept down a distance of several hundred yards, DIED IN THEATRE. C. F. richorpflln nf (iardenvllle, -N, ' Stricken With Heart Disease. Charles F. Schoepflln, a civil engineer of aardenvllle, N. ., died in the balcony of the Bronx Theatre, at 150th street and Melrose avenue, where he was attending a performance yesterday afternoon, His body was taken to a dressing room and not removed from the theatro until tho porfoimunco was over, so that few in tho audience knew what had happened. Mr. Schoenflln.who was 45 years old and hud mining interests InCobult.wus visiting his friend K. M. Holden of Mk) Lost 159th street, Tho Bronx. With Mr Holden, George Clarke of loan Washington avenue, The Bronx, and Frank Boo of 758 F.lton avenue, The Bronx, ho bought seats in the rear of the balcony. They bad hardly taken thoir places wheti Mr. Schoepfllu turned to his friends, suid, "1 feel 111" and slumped forward in bis seat. Manager Itosenbach of the theatre had Mr. Schoepfllu taken to u diessiug loom and got Police .Surgeon Dr. Thomas Hig glns.whnwas In the audience. The phy sician said that the man hud died of limit failure and when Coroner Seliwunnecke fot there ho agreed with Dr. HiggiiiH, he Coroner did not order the body re moved until ever)' one had left, when he ordered It taken to the Fordhntu morgue. THK KAH1F.K WKKK-KNB. Why not upend It al ill llntrl Nkhmiii. l.nni fletch. I.. I il.lectile Irslns rum I'enns. Mullen 3th .Nlreet I l.mcp'ii Pln Hielxcif On tin nni-i.1 lii-Hcli u.ii Ih ut llmWU Phone inn .one !lich. lUnngcnicnt Wcrri' .V llnmncr. Special ttnln MuniUi , prll T I en Ine N U'.ni I' M anil (top M. U.i Int I.nnc Ili-mli nin I' M an, IJO I. U.-ASf. , Ml . TO INSTRUCT FOB TAFT IN NEW YORK Rochester Convention Will Indorse His Acts and Declare for Him. BARNES NOT TO OPPOSE Stand of Roosevelt Men Makes It Necessary to Act Decisively. PLATFORM OUTSPOKEN Root, Stimson, Koenig and Other . Leaders Favor the Change of Plan. Wahhinoton, April 5. The Republican State convention or New York to be held in Rochester next week will Instruct the delegates to tho Chicago convention fcr President Taft. That statement woa Lmnde here to-night on high authority. There baa been a shifting of the pro- , gramme in regard to the New York State convention within the last day or two Chairman William Barnes. Jr., and some of his followers have thought that it would be unwise to pledge tho delegates, al though they acknowledged that the men to lie chdsen for the Chicago convention would be for Taft. It was learned to night that Senator Root, Vice-President Sherman and President Koenig of the New York Republican county committee and other influential Republicans ore In favor ot tho convention going on record in support or President Taft'a renomi nation. The New York State leaders have learned that the President himself, while not wishing to interfere in any way with tho New York situation, would prefer to have the delegates carry instruction. The New York delegates in Congress say that the President's friends in New York are going to insist upon instructions. No opposition is anticipated from Chair man Barnes. The chairman and his close-friends have contended all along they were for Taft and it was merely a question of expediency whether the State .can.VMit-,. tion should instruct for him. Tho Taft men who are for pledging the delegates to the President said to-night that if necessary they had the votes to carry through their programme, but that no opposition wus anticipated. The Barnes people have contended that instructions by the Now York Statu convention might do the President's campaign moro harm than good, in view of tho ultra conservative platform which the Republican leaders expect to put through at the Rochester convention. Some of these Republicans said" that this platform would openly repudiate all the revolutionary idoaH of Col. Rooo- .,u ..,! .....11 l..L V....-.L. .A Dai.hU. ,."- "V" """""" "' :"-'"" iican uocmuen in a wuy iiiui rnigni uvea be a trifle embarrassing for a Republican progressive of the Taft type. "If tho delegates at Ilochest?r ara 1 instructed for Taft," said one of thoku Republicans to-night, "it will give Roose velt an opportunity to point to the New York State platform und say: 'Of coufja the organization that would adopt such u platform would not support my can didacy.'" These arguments, however, have had little influence with the Tuft men und it can be suid now that they are going to Rochester with tho determination to select delegates instructed for Mr. Tutt Tho continued harpings by the Roose velt managers on the anticipated falluro of tho New York State convention to instruct for Taft may have had some thing to do with a ohango in plans. Tin Roosevelt managers have eagerly seized upon an interview with State Chairmau Barnes, in which the chairman wasquoted: "I don't think it would be of any help to the Republicans on election day if we were to bind the delegation from this State hard and fast for Taft In the con vention. There is no other significance to our sending an unlnstructed delega tion." There have been rumors and stories cir culated that Barnes desired to prevent the instruction of the convention dele gates for Taft so that New York might be free to act to the best advantage in tho event of a compromise candidate being suggested. Furthermore it has been said that the idea of an unlnstructed delega tion was to promote the renomlnatlon of Vice-President Sherman, but the fact that Mr. Sherman himself is in favor of the election of delegates at large under instructions would seem to refute this. The Taft people have contended right along that the stories circulated by tho Roosevelt managers In regard to Barnes's loyalty were groundless and that the New York State chairman waa heartily in favor of President Taft's rohominatioti, Senator Root and other warm Tuft supporters havo come to the conclusion, however, that Instruction of Taft dele gates to Chicago is highly desirable. President Taft besides declining to Interfere in any way with the action i ine the New York Statn convention will take in regard to his candidacy has ndoptod a course or hands off as to the platform to lie adopted. This platform, it is said, , III lie tho most outspoken of any adopted by u Republican Stato ot ganization in condemnation ol sotno modern theoriw. It was learned to-day that Senator Root has been drawing a tentative draft .of some part of this platform for sub mission to the convention. It is under stood he has been doing this at the re quest of Chairman Barnes. Sonator Root's opposition to judiciary recall and to the Initiative nnd referendum ate well known 'I ho Senator, it is believed, ia diuttlng Ihe plunks in tho platform whist)