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Goitre From Woman's Throat
lMticiMl in His I'.oih Makes
II !iii Talk.
Amitlicr in.li Ml of modern singer). It
htcninr. kiumu .vcsteidu). was performed
recentl) In Hi. Mnry'H Hospital. Rioot.
tM, with cvci) Indication "f succei.
Tly an npc illon Known as thyroidectomy
th extreme mental activity of woman
wa Ic-seucd ami thu" backward mind of
a child was brought closer to the normal.
The opciallon Itself was comparatively
Pltuptc. Illicit)- told. It roimlHtvil of re
moving p.ttt of a goitre In Inn throat or i
. . . j i. i.. ii it
me aimorinai. n."
the abdominal Wall of the subnormal
Tlic IniplovetiH III In both cases
nan matked.
'rim u rkimi ii
who wan about 32 yearn
old, cutnc from a well to do family In ,
Brooklyn. She had been suffering for 1
some tune irom me svvchiuk "
tlirii.il known cnlloiiulally as goitre, By
plivsli latin thl l attributed to an en
l.ugcinciit of the Ihjtold gland Just un
der the Jaw.
This gland Is ut present, so doctors
theniehes say, but Imperfectly compre
hended by physician", but they know
enough ot ltd functions to realize that
It is one of the ino-t lemarknble organs
III the body It Is believed not only to j
govern the'giimib but to determine the
tncutjl and ncivnus iicicmpinciu. t
cntisc of lb' execute, size of the pa
tients thyroid gland, which Is known
technically as hyperthyroidism, the
woman was In a highly sensitive state.
Ilnil pcll of lltrrln.
Pl'.o wan neurotic, subject to fits of
h Stella .md mm asltated by the slight
est disturbance. Consequently she dc
tlded about tho first week In March to
go to St. Mary' Hospital, which had
been particularly successful In the re
duction of thyroidal affections. When
she went there the chief operating sur
geon decided that he bad an opportunity
not only of relieving the woman but of
benefiting a little hoy In whom he wns
This jnuusster, who was 6 years old.
was the son of prominent people In Vir
ginia. He sufTered from lack of secre
tions from the thyroid gland, which
caused him to be mentally defective. His
speech was limited and so Indistinct as
t be unintelligible, and though he ap
parently recognized Ids tog when they
were held un before him he could not
name them. Ills parents were desirous
of liivlnc the handicap removed, hut
though the updating surgeon had prom
ised assistance lie had found only dis
eased thyroids among bis patients un
til the woman applied at the hospital.
Then he notified the lad's father, who
Immediately brought bis son here. An
operation was decided upon by the doc
tors at St Mary's eight hours after the
vA..'. ....l.t .noa& l.tu unlLnniiitnl
obd allowing all the more striking. On
.plll 3 he and the woman weie placed
on adjoining operating tables, with three
uigeons in attendance and other physi
cians at the hospital watching the unique
The woman was given an Injection of
coca ne In her nc k. while the vhlld was
put undir u general Hmcthtlf ether
being administered. One lobe of the
woman's thyroid gland was then taken
out and tr.inpl.tnted to the boy, being
placed between the peritoneum, a mem
brane lining the abdominal cavity, and
the fii-cla, a connective t!suo covering j
llic .11.11 uisnnr, un t'livia.iuu
over In an hour and a half.
ll llcglns li Tnlk
The woman, w ho had been conc ous
ml talking freely to the doctors during i
tho operation without feeling the slight-j
ert pain, recovered quick!), a lie stlaln
nn her mind was greatly diminished, and
though not restored to normal sensi
bility at once physicians at the hot-pltal
felt when t.he was discharged five days
ngo that It was only a question of time
before her temperament would be
brought to "the happy medium."
Their chief Interest centred In tho
transformation so far wrought in ttie
child. He came out of the effects of the
ether without trouble and begun to grow
In 'ntelllgence. At the end of fifteen
da s observation his clear utterance
wbw In sharp contrast to his mumbling
prcvlouMly, and he could pronounce Mich
dllllcult vvoids for a youngster as "auto
mobile'' and "chooohou train." As he
left to return to Virginia with his father
he delighted the nurses by speaking the
words they hail taught him, "Uood-by,
Operations of a kindred nature have
hecn performed a few tlmee hefoie, but
never with such favorable results ho fur
as known. The practice has been to In-t-crt
the "grafted" thyroid Into the tibia,
or shin bone, on the theory tha. ,t would
"take best there, But as the gla..r 1st
one of the diicllese. variety and "taken"
anywhere, ihe stalf at St, Mary's dc-)
ternilned to make the experiment of
placing It near the Intistlnes. When
rhclr data ai e more complete this psycho
logical ihange accomplished by physical
liicans will bo ptibllnhcd In the medical
Spanish n nli- llreaUk All Iteenrils,
llr I lu Ii 1 1 nu Her tin ner.
lUrtTFoiio, AihA 25. Spanish Annie,
the grand uld lie n of -U )ears (duly
autbcnticHted). owiuvl by Col. Jnnies
Hlanchard of Dayvllle, Ih quite content
to die because, lo-d.iy she tier formed
to die liecause to-u.iy she tier formed i
what is probably her last labor In this!
world, something be.vond "All the King's
horses arid nil the King's men"; for she
luld.a nice brown egg.
Spanish Annie, called because she Is
Ot the black Svuulsh variety, hasn't laid
nn egg in seals However, within a
year she got her name In the ncwsp.ipciM
and lur plcturo In many of ihem, when
i-l i c batched out a line brood of chickens
and won halltd un tho world', champion
111 ddy.
Col, Hlnnchnid, who It- proud of his
famous hen, bus illscoveieil fioni his
poultry records that Spanish Annie, was
tiatibed Jul) l, ls7, and for jenm con
trlbiitcd gi ncroiwly to the Bl.incliard
dally egg siimdy. Soinn jeans asm her
Milny Jt black Icathem iti lurning j It was one little sentence of Miss
white iiiid her iggv were fewer. Then l lallagher's that himiglit the llrst break
Bhe loHt her quick dashing gait, and ntilu the comiioHUte of the quiet, black
lircnent her feathers aro a mottled gray. draped llgure sitting at the bar. She was
Spanish Annie made, no particular ( speaking of the dentil of the iililldrcn,
commotion after lajlng her egg to day, ' "And Mrs. Rogers asked foi little
but her hiqipy owner 'arratigejl a special '.lolin, not knowing ho was dead," she
teed for her. i Kald.
Jtenlde'iit. Object tn distil men Worn
li Summer SoJniirners,
RVK, V V., piil 2.1 llec.ii.u lesl
dents of lljii have objected In suininel-
MiJouilieiH walking along the stlucts flu
lug R)o Reach In their bathing suits. I ''ery moment .ho can spare from con
r.oinu nf which have been abbreviated, snltatlon with the lounsel, was Ion ub-
the R)n Town Park Commission has
been asked lo appoint a i elisor of bath.
Illg llppllel,
ilie p.iik ('oinriilBHlotirrH fiiiniil they
had no JurlMlletlou ami the pinhlem h
been submitted tn the live vlllaue Cniin
c!l, which w n .,,, 1n,n lwx
piontb. It is generally .llevcd a strict
- l'""1" ,H " established on all
bathing units In the future.
Unexpected Admissions by Psychopathic Head of Belle
vue Hospital Help the Accused Case Ex
pected to Reach Jury To-day.
Dr. .Menus S. Orcgory, head of the
ps) idiopathic ward ut lli'llevun HoKplta),
! picncd the sensation of yesterday's
' slon In the caso of Mrs. Ma Hnlffcn
.Wallers Rogers, nn trial In, the llronx
Supreme Court for polsoplng her baby
The tiny was devoted to experts and
their teKtlmuny closed the ense. The
Mtnle's rebuttal ended nt fi :3U V. M.
'I til? morning conic the- summoning up,
and the fate of Mrs. Rogers probably
wilt be In the hands of the Jury soino
, time to-day.
Dr. Gregory had been summoned by
shU. rx,crt pr0V(1 ,n,
..,., .. ,.. the time of the
ikiIhoiiIiik. In answer to a hypothetical
! iiticstlon from tho prosecutor outlining
tlcnll0U irolli 1110 prosecutor uuiiiiuns,
the act of tho accused, he nnswered that
hi hla opinion she wan sane. Hut then
Lewis Mtuyvesant Chanler, for the ds-
fence, got up and thundered at him:
"Have you ever known of any caso
and you say that ou have dealt with
many thousands of Insane have you. In
all your years of experience, known of
n mother, a iicoted mother, who killed
her children In the horrible manner In
which these children were killed and
was sane?"
"Never," said tho alienist. "1 have
never known one,
tie was saving more along the same
line when District Attorney Mnttln. not
ing the stir of Interest and excitement
In the Jury. Jumped to his feet.
"Come now!" he shouted. "Why,
women leading the Immoral life this
woman was leading have been known to
kill their clilldrcn and themselves and
Witness Without Fee.
the cross-examination of '
aracmc M. Hammond, who was sum
moned by the defence. Mr. Martin
brought out that Dr. Hammond was
serving the accused without any fee.
Later Mr. Chanler referred to this, ask
ing Dr. Hammond to explain Just how
It was.
. "I knew this was an honest case,"
said Dr. Hammond. "1 knew they were
IKior. I saw that the accused was a
gentlewoman, and after examining her
I agreed to testify without the usual
"I object 1" cried the District At
torney. "Pure sympathy appeal to
svmnathv "
"Well." said the mild mannered Jus
tice Tompkins. In his fatheily manner.
".vou brought it on youreir, oU Know,
You brought out the fact."
Dr. Hammond had a real good time
with the District Attorney. His mild
blue c)es snapped with glee before he
got through. Klrst by holding to bis
opinion that Mrs. llogers was Insane
when she killed her children, and then
by describing her malady In long mcdl-
' ..t (..,,,. (hnl fe Xfirflti hu tn HkL-
'ut trMid thnt Xfr M.irfln hurt tn iikW
to have explained, he got his questioner
talking so loud that lie felt oollsed to
"Please do not annoy me by shouting
at me, he begged Mr. Martin.
Three Othr .UlenUt
The defence summoned only one alien-
. wb.le the State had three. Dr. Oreg-,
. n- vv iioi.r,- ...! , 1 1 .i I
In' mental diseases from Hooscvelt Ho-
pltal. and Dr. Max G. Schlapp. bead of
the clearing liou-e for mental dcfectlv es I
... .v.. rin, nr.i.i. rrnunii.ii. Dr .
schlapp and Dr. Ilobertson 1-oth anserted I
o.,i, ,,...,, .vas ;ilie Wlien file Kllleil
her children asserted It so patly and
nromntlv that Mr. Chanler said he didn't i
think It worth while to cross-examine.
Do noil mean,' .Mr cnunier negan
one when Dr. Itolmrtenii was on the
,tand. "that a mother who nas teen un
remitting!) devoted, who suddenly and
horribly kills her children that that
.ine.n-t nf neeessltv Indicule Insanity?" I
"It doe not," said Dr. Itnbertson. I This committee presented to the Mayor
i won't liother with the witness." a copy of the protesting resolutions
salj .Mr. Chanler, throwing up his hands, adopted nt a mass meeting last Tburs
The defence needed the ray of sun- day Members of the committee said
shine afforded by Dr. UregorjVt adml- when they left the Maor tti.it he had
Mon. for on the wholo the day seemed tn I oxpliilned In detail the developments
go badly for them. And Mrs. llogers that led to the selection of Arthur Kill
and her husband seemed to feel It, for an the place for the garbage disposal
a reporter, coming suuueniy upon mem
during the noon recess, iouhu nn-iu in
tears. i
The morning began preuy wen. .ni' ihers of the committee declined to make wi" oioukiu ,iK.tum mm.
Rogers, who seemed the day before so thcm public. Thu Mavor suggested that i " Has !,alJ lu'l' to-night on good au
dazed and scared, came Into the court a eommlttro of Staten Islanders go to thoiity that the I'nltcd States Steel Cor
room with a more assured step. Instead j;ew nifor,!, Mass., where a plant slm- ixirtttlon and other largo Industrial cou
nt sitting rigidly upright, as on Monday, j ar to tn!t ,n ,), rrcrted on Staten cerns are bonding every effort to secure
she leaned back In her chair, P'ne I Man(j lp operation, hut he declared a settlement of the miners' strike
sometimes to tne assistant "'"
sat near ner, anu onco mmi-u
thanked n woman filend who handed
her a little bunch or flowers.
Many Women Tetlf
The first witness was Mrs. II. Leroy
Sea. who testltied Monday tnar ner re
u itneers made her. come
j, t)lp wa.. trom independence, Mo., tn
trv lo heli her. Mrs. Sea was called
back by Mr
Martin and asked If she
Killl iielleved In Mrs. llogers."
"I do," said little Mrs. Sea, her eyes
snapping. "Nothing has happened to
alter my opinion. I consider her a
very line woman."
Woman after woman was brought to
the stand by the defence neighbors, one
or two who had served the defendant as
nurse In her homeand woman after
woman testified to the devotion she had
shown her children, The tree behind the
house on University avenue where she
used to sit with the little ones waved
Its branches through all tho morning
' - "- , ;" i i .!. ,.
with "Anything t'al Jn a mother-
Time after time Mr. Martin jumi'ii up
l.elmr good to her children
Then came Miss Therea (lallagher. a
Iralned nurse, who attended Ml, llogers
at Lebanon Hospital when slm ami tho
children wero taken there after the iol
sonliig, and who has been with her at
her apartment the last five days, Her
slorv' of the Ilrst hours at tho hospital,
describing Mrs. Rogers as excitable. Ir
rational, apparently unconscious of what
she was doing or saying, went very well,
but when Mr. Martin got throiuh In
terrogating her she didn't know whether
anybody In tho world was rational. In
cluding herself.
vei-nsed Attain In Tear.
I "oh! oh!" tho woman moaned, turning
mound In her chair finm thu witness
stand inin run jury box, lireal tears
rolled down her cheeks under thu black
veil she hastily dropped, and she wrung
her huinlti till the veins stood nut on
them. But In a few minutes she had re
gained her i oinposiire, and that time
even llogers, who watches hei Incessantly
snrbed III thu testimony to nolliu her
A largo pait nf Ihn day Mr. Martin
devoted In a dogged, Insistent attempt to
dlscieillt Ihe contention nt the defenre
thai Mis. Rogers took poison herself, and
lin. -nmeiiilt- lit 1- nnnr. lull, ll l......
be eamn mighty near doing It, Mr.Cbau
Irr r-tivcd the day, but It was a light
Dr, William Wovschln of Lebanon
Hospital testified that he found traces of
bichloride of mercury In an anal) sis
connected with Mrs. Rogers. It was, lie
said, absolute 'proof to. him that the
pntlout had swallowed the poison. Dr.
Maurice Lent, senior house physician,
save similar testimony, and Dr. David
Orctmberg, house physician, was of the
same mind when called to the stand.
Ilraaurea Art- Kanlalnril,
Hut when Mr. Martin got hold of them,
with his Insistence that phrases like "a
fain) trace of mercury," o., should be
ttaiislated Into exact terms convincing to
u layman's mind, they were badly
shaken. The danger point In the defence
came when Dr. Wovschln admitted that
In the reports on Mis. Rogers's con
dition the words "mercury not found"
were erased In two places, and the words
inrn-m , ii'mm nunauiuicti.
The back of Mr. Chanter's neck
mercury found substituted
turned purple. Rogers twitched In his
chair. The Jurymen looked rntlicr scorn
fully at the nervjg young doctur,
squirming under the District Attorney's
hamT.tTlng questions. Then Mr. Martin
sat down with a satisfied smite and Mr.
Chanler Jumped up.
"Doctor, will you explain the eras
ures?" he laid.
"It Is what I have wUhed to do,"
cried Mr. Wovschln. "When I first made
the tests I lacked the delicate appara
tus. Then w sent to Mount Sliul Ho
pltal and got the apparatus, and in the
same specimens the truces of bichloride
I could not detect before appeared."
Mr. Chanler sought to bring out that I
Xlnrfln Inr.jt.n.il fl,n tAl,v..li.li,nu '
with Indlctirnt for the erasures, but
. .. I : I
the State objected, and the objection was
There was a long vvrangle over the
question of admitting as evidence the
mart luge certificate of Mr. and Mrs.
llogerr. Mr. Martin was anxious to
have It Admitted as evidence because
In It Mrs. Itogers answered "Yes" to the
question, "Are you of sound mind?" He
had only a certified copy of the docu
ment, and Justice Tompkins was at first
unwilling to allow this, but the District
Attorney said he would send to New
Jersey, where the couple were tnairled
last August, for proof. letter the Jus
tice decided, to expedite matters, to ud
ml" the copy So rhe evidence was all
in, and by to-night It Is expected Mrs
llogers will know whether she can go
home to her last baby, a free woa-n.
Staleu Island Delegation Of
fers Suggestions to Keep
Incinerator Away.
Mavor Mitchcl discussed vesterduy
with a committee of citizens from Staten
IcIjiuI the location of a gat huge dl-s,Hsal
jdant oil Arthur Kill. The confer rnce
lusted for moie than nn hour and at Its
conclusion no-e woo pauieipaieu scemen
of t be opinion t hat some nor t of solut Ion
conclusion thoe who paitlclpated seemed
fhor' ' revolution and section will
reached .Mayor M ichel assured his
visitors- that he wan eager to cooperate
with them In any plan that would help
the city arid the pccple of f laten Island
-" i ..nil. uii),
Thojc who conferred with the Mayor
ro the Ht. Utv. C A. Cassldy. Kdwnrd
l litldgctnsn, president of the Staten from Turtle Crick to Wlltnerdlng ro
Ihhiud SavltiKs Hank. Slapletou . William night and gathered around the rear gates
S. Van Cllef, lumber deulei and owner! of the Wrstinghoue airbrake plant
of waterfront property. Port Richmond . '
Dr L. A Dreyfus. Arming S. I'rull and 1
noiieri i tone, ncui sccrerur) nf the
Staten Island Civic League,
., , . . .
It was said that several suggestions
li.-ol' tieen made tn the Mairir lml nt.m.
that the committee seemed nojt favorably
Inellned to the Idea. The Mayor also .
'declined to state what substitute plans
hud been offered by the committee.
Another conference with the Mayor
will be held next Tuesday.
lliil) Apostles' Hector Una l.rual
Ads iiiitaiir, Kven If Onliiniilbi-red.
The row over the election of wardens
and vestrymen which uneaten to split
the congregation of the Kplscnp.il Church
of the Holy Apostles, Ninth avenue and
Twenty-eighth street, was In u deadlock
)esterday. with both sides digging them
selves In for a siege. Kacb side con
tends It has elected the only regular
board nf vestrymen and wardens, and
Insists that It board will be seated nt
the next regular meeting of vestrymen,
set for .May 11. At that time the real
test will be made.
The advantage of numerical strength
Is claimed by the party headed by James
W. Patterson, a coal merchant of 337
Ninth avenue. The legal advantage Is
claimed by the party headed by the rec
tor, the Rev Dr. Henry K, benlinger,
who maintains that the canons nf the
Kplscopal Church make the rector's nil
lug lu elections final, subject, of cnuise,
to appeal to the Bishop. Dr. Denllnger
ruled nt the election Monday night that
the slate beaded by Louis K. Schwab
was elected and will be seated unless
Bishop Oreer reverses his decision,
Meanwhile the rector holds Ihe ballot
box. which he nsscrls was Fluffed,
tine Condition In Thnt He Care for
(lid llnrse.
On condition Hint be take care of an
old horse for the rest of Its life Fred
lliiu.i. ii nnnr liiiltiel- nf "11 .tetT.-rMMii
street. Hohoken. Is to enjoy a leiracv I
of $2,oou left lo him by an aunt, Mr.
Mary Rosa, who died recently In Pougli
keepsle. In her will she directed that her
nephew receive $2,000 additional for the
upkeep "f her faithful "bl bnr Ron
saj'H he will sen that the animal does
not lack for comforts.
Four weekH ago Rosa found a Job
at a time when he feared he and his
wife and live children would have to
depend on charity,
Innth Who llrnkt- Hack lllea.
.Iiilin T)lcr Dilpont 3d. the seventeen-yenr-nld
Brooklyn hoy whose buck was
broken III a dive from a Jetty at Coney
Island on September 9, 11115, died nf his
j Injuries at the t'unuy Island Hospital on
Sunday. Ill mother. Mr. Harriet Ful -
1-.. ....t .1... 11.. .... ...
lei- Dupont, spent practlrally all of her
time at his hedslde. Young Dupont en
tered St. Peter's College a few daya
before hlr accident.
100,000 NOW OUT IN
Attack nit Westinjilioiisc Plant
Ends After Futile Appeal
to Men on Duty.
PiTTSBur.o, April 25. Moie than 100,
000 persons employed by thirty-nine In
dustrial corporation In the I'lttshurg
district are now on strike and, barring
complete surrender by many other Inige
ewployois of labor, the number of
strikers Is expected to teadli 13ii,onO
within a week.
So serious has the situation become
and so fearful are the. county authori
ties that they will not be able to cope
with trouble should It arise that Adjt.-
Oen. Stewart directed the commanding
officers of the Tenth and Hlgbteenth In
fantry regiments and a cavalry troop of
the National (luatd to prepare for mo
bilization. Whether the troops will be
called out deionds upon C!ov. llruni
baimh. Thi" most Important development In
the strike was the announcement that
l.non street cue cmplojees would wall;
out on May t unless their demands, made.
"lar la"-"f.,!?'5.,. "r".L" '!!! I
... . '"V. '"I
pay during the past nine jears.
From the seventy mines of the litt-
burg Coal Company 24.000 men are out.
due to the riylure or rhe company 0ii'
clal and labor leaders to agiee on the,
interpretation of a & per cent, wage In
Saloons Krr Closed,
In the Turtle Cieek Valley 1S.0H0 em
ployes of the W'estlnglioiisc Interests
,. on strike, affecting the electric and j
ichlne plants, Kfforts are now under
wnv to force out the employees at thei"la-v ''eld
airbrake plant and the works ot the
Union Switch and Signal Company.
Strike leaders say that before the end
of the week 30,000 employees of the
,t'... I-l. .III I. T l.
men d..:rnnd an eight hour day. belter1
working condltoi.s and relnstutemeiU of .
discharged employees.
wil'rrierdlng and Uraddock were notilled
v... ri... i...
Saloon keepers In Lust Pittsburg,
clof(. their place- of buslne.s'and PV".1'!
them closed until further orders. Saloon I Industries receiving large wai;e In-j
them closed until further ordeis. Saloon
keeper In Knst Pittsburg had previously l"
- ..ii ,i...w .iii-i... ii,lyoei
.IKIir.l l 1IUJT .11, PHd.wtlP .....
day until 7 o'clock In the evening. Kvery
saloon In the Turtle Crrek Valley was
closed to-night.
Secretary Frank Morrison of the
American Federation of Labor, uftrr a
conference with the Westlnghoue lead
eis to-day, gave out the following state
ment :
"We have decided to be helpful In
the Westltighoue strike for an eight
hour day and believe the outlook to be
veiy favorable We anticipate favora
ble developments In thr Westinghouse
strike by to-morrow."
Mr. Morrison said that there soon will
if a movement to establish an eight
hour day for workltigtneii throughout the
country, particularly in Pennsylvania.
He added thnt the Flitted States Steel
Corporitlon Is one df the rirst of the
large concerns to be nuked foi this con
lewlon. Mure Trouble I'rarert.
Kveiy employer of labor In Ibis dis
trict, particularly those working for
eign labor and manufacturing vvar mu
nitions. Is flow fearful of n lnl-or war.
A crowd of 2,00 Mrlkeis marched
While the marchers Jeerul and hooted
about lui) nun broke down the lurgi Iron
Katcs, entering the plant After endeav
orlng to persuade a number of workmen
tn walk i, ut they left and with the main
body of marchers returned to Turtb
Creek. Aside from the breaking down
f IrtM f.itett tin il:ilii.ire tv:ia diiiiu I
Fred H. Merrick. Socialist leadei. who I
foimerly publisl.e.1 u paper here and w ho I
I 1. ..... n , k....lai fAm.n.liin m..l 1
among the Westinghouse employes, was
arrested Merilck was binuuht lo lirts-
'"i susi. .Mcrriih was mougiu io i iris
uurg .inn oner ieienM.1 oe,, no uiiii-
'inly a small supply of bituminous fuel
Is In sight, and the big Industrial cor
pnrutlons will be In a sony plight If the
sttlke continue any length of time.
CiiuOrc lice Tn-dny to Trj tn I'rej
tent .Strike nf 711,1100.
Ma) or Mltchel has called n confeience
nt hi office this morning to lonslder
steps to prevent a lockout or strike In
I the clnak and suit Industry which may
result In throwing from lin.ooo to 70,000
men and women out of work. Last
year, at the request of the m-atiufac-tin
eis and the membeis of the unions
concerned, rhe Council of Conciliation
Appointed by the Mayor nuccecded lu
avoiding 11 strike or lockout.
Those who have been asked to meet
the Mayor to-day aie K, .1 Wile, piesl
dent of the Cloak and Suit Manufac
turer Association; Benjamin Settle
singer, president nf the I11ternatlnn.it
llnrnient Workets Unlnn , the members
of the Council of Conciliation and sev
eral citizens, Including Jncob II, Sehlff,
(scar S. St 1 ami, chairman of the pub
lic Service Commission ; William C.
Breed of the .Merchants Association and
llr. Henty Mnskovvitz. inesldent of the
Municipal Civil Service Commission. The
members of the council ate Charles L.
Bi'inhelmer, tleorge W Ktreliwey,
warden of Sing Sing, Judge Waller C.
Nn)es, Dr. Felix Ailler and City Cham
bet lulu Bruere,
"I feel," wrolc Mayor Mltchel to Mr
Sclileslnger and Mr. Wile, "a special
light to ask oil to meet me In this mat
ter becatir.11 of my previous otllclnl action
lu assisting lo avert a disturbance In
)our liiduMr).
"Last Mininicr at the teqiiest of both
the Manufacturers Association and the
union I appointed, as Ma)or, a body of
citizens In help oil roach a working ai-
iiiiigement, On the suggestions of this
body all agt cement wan reached and no
cepted by both parties. R would be an
extreme misfortune for either paity now
In lake steps to frustrate what has been
"I'learc have your association fully
represented at the meeting on Wednes
day. At this conference 1 hopn to work
out with you inehsures for preventing a
disturbance which will affect thousands
of vvnrkeiH and result in great Incon
vcnlencn to the city Conditions of this
kind are always deplorable and would, he
especially so nt Ibis time,".
JV, t . Central Train lillla llx-sherlff
Albany, April 25. James II, Van
tiurcn, former Sheriff of Rensselaer
i-.iiinty, wiis Rtruck by a New Vork
ICentr.il train tn-dav at Castletnri. twelve
I ,, . . ... ....
nillcH below Albany, and Instantly killed.
nc was n nirecinr or inn i;utlfton Hank
and a well known resident of Keuaauluer
Operators Hcfusc Ton l)c
inaiiilK of Workers, but Of
fer Wage, Compromise.
The negotiations between the anthra
cite miners and operators for working
conditions which would prevent a strike
have failed.
At a meeting of a sub-conimlllee of
both sides last night In the Union League
Club tho operators' representatives re
fused the ten demands of the miners.
This will be reported to the full com
mittee to-morrow afternoon In the Hotel
McAlpIn and If the full committee rati
fies the action of tho sub-committee the
If this takes
negotiations will end
place, as Is expected, a strike will wait
only upon the e,-ord of the miners, who
have been called to a convention on May
2 In Pottsvllle, I'a., t vote on going out.
According to the operators, the hitch
was caused tlllclly by the refusal of the
miners to heed any agreement which
dlil not provide for a closed shop and
the compulsory collection by the oper-
.... ......
miners demanded a 20 per cent, wage
Inorease. and the operators offered a .-, i
. , ', i--.,... , Mi,ri..r ,i..v
.....i. ..i..'i ta A ner cent. Increase i
iiroke off rhe negotiations
T,, ,i. .. n. ,,nirmr,t .-.190b.'
citing and upholding their ten demands.
They lay the disagreement to no par,
tlculur demand, saying thnt the oper-
atois refused all.
Tlie only hope of averting the gen -
c ral strike, according to the miners. Is '
that at to-morrow's meeting In the Mc-1
-Mtl. , the operators representatives
John C White, president of the United I
Mine Workers, said that he cannot be-.
lleve that the operators will deliberately
force a strike. He said that the operators
have shown that they accept the principle
collective bargaining and have shown
good faith by meeting the miners
,..,M,mv, u.., ......
On the oilier hand, said Mr White, the I
i " "hown their good faith 1V
liontlnulng ut work, even though all
creaes arnr omer concession-. lie .
mc wena e or i.,..uUU men, mpir
wives and children Is at stake. If the
operaiors ani io op !..ir c i..n .r.,t
"h agree-nient.
"Much us they realize the responsi
bility of the step they take, the opera
tors believe that In rejecting the demand
for a closed shop and the 'check off'
thev are protecting the Institutions of -
" . . . . t
rr.e isuuiuj ur :ii ,s inr i,ui.i, i
out In any degree desiring to antagonize
the Interests or the principles of 01
gHnlzed labor.''
I tin in her nf Commerce Wnnli
Members' s le .
W ssltiNOTo.v, Apnl - The liiain
ber of Commerce of rhe I'nlleil Mates
bus ordered a referendum sent to Its
tneinbeis upon the nubject nf the threat
ened strike on railroads In connection
with the demands made by employees
for shorter hours and liicriufcd wage-.
The chamber Is uiglng Its member to
consider the Introduction In Congrei of
a Joint resolution directing the Inter
state Coiuuii-ice Commission tn investi
gate certain phues of the question.
"As relating to the controversy. ' a
tateiiient of the chamber s.i), -'the
resolution would direct the comin!sloi
ro go thoroughly Into the question of
minimum, maximum anil average wage
paid, with hours of ervlie. to each cltiw
of railroad cmploycm In the United
States Hlid n far as the) are coin-
I'"""1" "le1 maximum and
"V11"'':,. " .'"j J"!!' ."'..m' i:",..,.l.nU1 .
U11I17. 11 a .llll'll- rt II 1 1 1,1 1 1- IN 1 1 1 llllll
"I ,r," ,Z . ."J,..,
. C.
lt.,her r-ullro.nl revenues bared on ex-
un,,,- ,aies for tiunsnortutlon will ai m t
. ,, . ... ,. ,
of equally favorable terms to all classes
of railroad employees and any other
nsitte-. In this connection that the com-
mission may deem relevant,
.ill Men Arrrati-d sftrr Flahl With
Mine Workers.
PITTSTON, Pa., April 25. (lulls weie
drawn ami knives used In a pitched bat
tle early to-day between I. W. W. ngl-
tutors and United Mine Workers nf
America at the Butler collleiy of the
Pennsylvania Coal Company lu the Bos
ton settlement,
Indications of trouble were seen last
night when I. W. W. force which have
been terrorizing the settlement for sev
eral days showed great actlvit). Karl)
to-day thee forces gathered at the
Butler colliery When the mineworker
reported and refused to heed either the 1
arguments or threat of tin- agitators
the battle started State troopers were
In readiness and a squad nf fifteen
mounted men came from the hutrucks
while the light was on and dispersed the
rioters. Thirty-six of the ringleaders
were placed under arrest. They wero
lined 110 each and ordered to pay the I
Cmnd Ton iiiprrcinf It e, s Cnp
TilUra lltillHcrciit tn Court,
The whole trouble was that the audi
ence vv.ia too tippt dilative. That wiir
why Luke Morris, 110, of 2702 Klghth
avenue, and Michael Manning, 2S, of
'.'SOI Klghth avenue, wound up in night
court I11M evening on a charge of dis
orderly conduct.
Monl.s nnd .Manning tried to settle
Ihe war In Kuiope hy Instituting one nf
their own at Ihn coiner of 1 T. 4 tlx sliect
and Klghth avenue. Manning I un Km;,
llslunaii and Morris appeared to be for
"home rule and the Kaiser" A crowd
gathered and became fuctlonul, Pat II
sau cheer led to arguments and scuf
fling, Policeman Michael ordered an
Morris and Manning strove to ohc),
but their audience formed a wrangling
'.vail through which they could not pass.
The policeman thrust Ills way lo them
nnd hauled them to night court, They
esp:.-.it.cd things to Magistrate CJioelil,
who told them .
"There's enough war over In the
trenches without you two starting a vvar
In New York, Sentence suspended,"
limaeil I lend at in Unlvrralty,
At'HTlN, Te April 25. H. K. Vinson,
piesldetil of the Austin Theological
Semlnury, was elected president of the
I'nlveisity of Texas to-day.
I ullage fnr Mrs. It. . !;,,
Dc Illols fc Kldtidge luive leased for
Mlss Yiirdley her cottuge In Ithode Island
avenue, NelviHitt, In Ml. Robley 1.
KvaiiH, widow of Admiral Kvans, for the
Continued from Flat Papc.
county, Kentucky, under a grant from
Utv. Patrick Henry of Virginia. He
awore that It was held by various claim
ants In adverse possession, and added:
"It Is believed to be of no value. 1
have never been In possession of said
Krom Chicago Knrlclit came to New
Vork and was rather active as a pro
moter beforo applying himself to the
development of several Inventions. On
November 2", 1 908. his attorney, Wilson
It. Mcmlcll, began a $50,000 libel suit
against the New York Time, which was
discontinued two yeurs later without
being tried. The newspaper had nrlnted
on November 22 a newa story from
PlltHbutg headed "J. M. Myers Held In
llon-l Theft Promoter Who Said He Hail
)20O,O00,00ft to Invest for Hottuch!lds Ar.
J. At. Myeis" was J. Montettore j
Mejers, who was arrested In Pittsburg
and Indicted In New York, charged with
stealing several bonds. It developed that
the bonds were forged and Meyers was
released. The part of the newspaper
atory to which lJnrlo.ht objected wa an
!" l" ' ":a,ny?tt0nn
moter, who was exposed In the New York
newspapers In June 1908." Unrlcht said
that this wae untrue and had damaged
him to the extent of tfiO.000.
In their answer to the complaint pre
pared by Knrlcht'n attorney counsel for
the Times, Leventrltt, Cook & Nathan,
fTered an aftldavlt that William A.
Douglas made In July, 1907, In a suit
brought by the New York and Ely Con-
siilldateil Copper Company against
Meyers and two others for recovery of
a chattel. In this nllldavlt Douglas said :
"That said Joseph Myers Is a con
federate of one Loulu Knrlclit ; said Jo
sejih Myers and said Louis Knrlclit w"re'0r
Jointly lnteretel In the Lincoln Hold
' Copper Mining Company, which was
exposed by tho Now oik att.v In June,
Knrleht ActUe Mlirnhrre.
The attornoys for the Times also said
! In tnrfr nitiiW'cr Hint Mrvprs was tirpsl-
, lent ami Louis Knrleht secretary of the
.xtl.a ,.lmt .( Colonization Com-
unJ., which had an nlllcc at
Street, which "was ostensibly
42-44 New-
selling ami
il.vtmi!it(- tfitnl In Mivlcn"
r Mm name document It was set forth
t,,,t u,n5 Knrleht was president of
. ,le Kinlncnce Klectrlo Light Company,
I., ..P, M.Pr financial nrpni;
,hat Meyers negotiated notes for the
company which were indorsed by Kn
rlclit and others and that many of the
nnt..H U'ui. iitm.ilil rt wnH nlkn nMMi-tt.fl
, ..t toi- of the Lincoln tlold and Copper
..,, ,,,.... u.i,nn .in,.!; WIt.
by the curb brokers. J. M. Percy
. ,. ,,, ,he ,,, f(. olll of lt.
- .,. ,.,,,... nrlneltial nronertv was
thn ntil Slntn ltml m (tin In Klnrliln . whirl)
A ,.,, t.arPOr before the civil war.
0m, of t(e ot))er conct.rllB w,,iL.h
,., u,ht wft!) ,,iterested. the Kinlncnce
Klectrlo Light Company, was reported
on favorably by It. C. Dun & Co. on
April 2. I'JO.".. t
At the time that Knrleht was pressing
bis libel suit, his lawyers uked the Su
:.. ..n'.i.. n. ...,i,,.
preme court to striuo rrom tne answer
ui nil- j lint., .in mi-.,.-,, ut... o
c( Me. or."' career and also a statement
that Knrleht was connected with the
United States Laud Syndicate In Chi
cago. The Judge ordered the Land Sn
dlcate reference struck out. but not the
references lo Meyers On October 8,1910,
on motion of Kuricht's attorney, the suit
was discontinued without costs.
I in the previous day Knrleht filed Ills
petition In bankruptcy He was then
l.v.ni? at 1U25 Falle street. The llronx.
His schedule showed debts amounting
to ti.2DI and be gave a llt of securi
ties held by creditors. Most of the
debts w ere contracted In Ilrookl)n, where
Knrleht bad lived. There were many
Judgments against him
l-nteiit on trlllli-lnl sione.
It was In ISln or 1911, when Km U.hl
was still living In The Bronx, with a
lulKiratory near bis home, that he got
a putt ut tclatcd tn a process he suld
he had discovered for manufacturing an
artltlcl.il stone. As an artificial stone
that will wear approximate!) as well as
lent stone lias been sought for many
.vears. Knrleht had no trouble In Inter
esting capitalists. A group of wealthy
Kiigllsliiuen -come of rhem bad titles
of nobility were assured by their New
York agent that Kuricht's, discovery was
worth looking Into.
As tin- story was told to The Siv .ves
t'r,,-' " ."" Liigllsiiman who hud much
t,, ,n wun r.nricni in inose da.vs. the
inventor s.,1,1 that he hud. In hrlef. fonnrt
, .... .. .i.i... ..,.. ... i.
. '1 - IWIIIIK-IHI. 1-.1IH1 UJ llll'ilUS
of a mxtur(. ,,f hydrofluotlc and nitric
i acids. He submitted samples of a fluid
w iU-n be said was a solution of sand,
,,! triples 0f the stone which he said
I were made by bis new ptocess. After
! ""' "'Itlshcrs had spent considerable
llioili) .11111 11.111 riujilu.i ell Its 1111 lIlYfMl-
gutor a chemist who Is an assistant pro
fessor at Columbia University. It was
reported lo them that the sample of
stone offered by Knrleht were reall)
made by the Sorell process, which has
bien known for fifty years, and that It
R. H. Mae; t
W lnS
CHiaof feurs' Suits
A trim looking suit, with
trousers, of a water proof
serge, cut in half Norfolk style,
as shown in the illustration
Two box pleats and belt in the
back, front plain with two patch
pockets. The coat is half lined.
These suits embody the three
qualities essential in chauffeur.-,'
suits; they are smart in style,
able to stand hard wear, and,
protecting the man in trout
against wet weather. Altogether
these Chauffeurs' Suits are most
desirable, selling for a verv rea
sonable price. Other sufts up
to $29.75.
Mary'i rifth
was made by a solution of magnesium
chloride, magnesium oxide and sand.
The statement made to Tub Sun by
a representative of the Kngllsh Investors
and their chemical expert differ abso
lutely from the explanation offered by
Knrleht yesterday. They say that arti
ficial stone could not lie made by the
formula which he gave them. He sayi
that It not only could bo made, but s
being made at present by a St. Louie
company to which he sold his patent.
Knrleht Ailmlta Trimbles.
IUiMtNOUAl.K. L. I.. April 25. Prof.
I.ouls Knrleht admits the reports of his
business disasters of the past. He talked
frankly to-day about his three bank
ruptcy cases and of his arrest fifteen
years ago by Federal authorities on a
Ii.'L" 1 . i il.n Cnlted States
malls. He also admitted that his real
nanie,' or rather the name under which
he came to thle country, was
Henrlclit. Hut for all of these thing
he had an explanation that confuted all
suspicion of dishonesty on his part,
"II Is true that I have been a bank
rupt," he said. "I could not help it.
Other people have had tho same mis
fortune. I have lost more than one for
tune. What does It matter? I have set
rnvsclf In each case to build up a new
one. Hut I have never been dishonest,
and not one of my creditors has ever
opposed me. I have paid out more than
118.000 In items mai i n i" "
although thev were no longer legal debts.
,-0 ian can' say that 1 do not meet my
1 tne (rt Incident, that of n rail
road construction, case, 1 was building A
road from Canyon City to Cripple Creek.
Col., a distance of about forty miles. I
was to get $2,000,000 In stock for my
.l,nn nf Mii nrnlect. I nut 111 $200,000
,y own money. Then we found that
we could -not lloal tne uonns. i nn
cleaned out and bad to become a bank
rupt. I.nnd Ileal f'.iptalned.
"The other, the land deal, was this
wav. Kx-Judge Deuticl owned 45,000
ncr'es of land In the Cumberland plateau
In Kentucky and Tennessee, through a
succession of grants dating back to
Patrick Henry, t was made trustee and
all deede were In my name. We were
selling the land when the Oovcrnment
declared that our titles were not good
and I wan arrested for misusing the
malls. I wnn in New York then and I
could not afford the expense of travelling
to and from the West and bringing my
witnesses. My law-)er held that the
Government had no Jurisdiction In the
matter of State grunts and titles, and
1 believe that Is so. but the District
Attorney advised me to plead guilt). I
refused, but 1 put In a plea of nolo ion
tender e and received the minimum line,
J500, which I paid. Judge Deutzel still
has the titles, and I think they should
be valuable.
I began a libel suit against the New
Yoil: Times In ISoS because that paper
said some things of tne that were unfair
and damaging. They made me angry
and 1 went tn a lawyer. He advised a
suit ami I told him to go ahead It
drugged out for several years and by
that time 1 had cooled off. 1 did not
want to keep up an old argument, so I
dropped the case.
"My bankruptcy in New York In 1010
Is also true. For that I have no excuse.
I was a Tool I starter! to speculate lu
stocks and tley cleaned me out There
was no hlshonesty in It.
"It Is true that my name by birth was
not Knrleht hut Louis Henrlclit. I did
not change It willingly. When I went to
get out my naturalization papers lu
Nevada the clerk of the Superior Court
misunderstood niy signature and Instead
of Louis Heniirht hi made me n citizen
us Louis II, Kuril-lit, and I have used
that name since."
Prof. Knrleht denied the charge that
Ills sicret for making artificial stone liv
fluoile acid was a copy of the old Sotcll
"My patents and formula- for aitltlclal
srone manufacturing were sold to the
Acme Cemint and Plaster Company of
St. Louis and are in use by It," he said.
"There was a company formed, but there
are only three members, a St. Louis man,
Mr Yoakum and myelf. who receive rhe
royaltlis 011 the process. None of the
stock has ever been placed on anv mar
ket "
Girl Defend Herself I'rnin ltnrl.
With Fire Katlnicnlahrr.
Alpant. April 25 Mls Horterife
Colby of Piermont. when followed hy a
masher, entered the home of Mrs. Jean
uette Pattoti tn give him the slip Itefote
she departed Mrs. Putton let her take
a -.mall Are extinguisher charged with .1
tluld chemical.
As Ml-s Colby walked near a sign
ho.ud the lllrt sprang out, and seizin:
her around the waist, kissed her I
Freeing herself from his grasp, she
took aim with the extinguisher and
drenched hljn with the contents, where
upon he fled.
Ce.'i AflnrtioM Art TVrr Lew Prana.
fleer, Jltb Street
Ske. SS BMiraT, Mlk H Xk it k
b AW w m
4 B J
Inventor of Substitute Sny,
Detrolter Will (live H i"
World Free.
Faiiminiioai.k, L. I., April 2.',, . r
furiher news about Henry Fold's plan to
buy the socrct of Prof, Louis r.nrt.-lit
new substitute for gasolene must eo.n,
from Mr. Ford, said the Inventor to-day
at his home here. The Inventor cli.im
tcrlzed as a He the statement at-routed
to him by an afCertinon newspaper 10
the effect that he had sold his formula
and had received a plethoric check In
"You'll have to see .Mr Ford,"
the answer Prof, Knrleht made Hm
asked what developments there wer .
tho negotiations. "I nm entirely in hu
hands. If Mr. Ford carries out his In
tentions, as he has said he will, even
thing will be nil right. I will tell oi
this much: Mr. Ford's motives ,n th.
whole matter are entirely unmerernut
If he were to buy my formula ti-mriow
It would be given out broadca.it to a',1
the people, and I'm with him on thai "
"When do you expect to see Mr, ForJ
again, nnd will U be here or in Detroit"'
"Ask Mr. Ford," the profti-sor r't'l ''I
"He asked mc explicitly to give no mnr.
Information to newspapers and to rei(
till reporters to him."
"There was a story printed t nt .voj
had sold the secret and were showing a
"Thai's a lie," he snapped, nntled ou1
of his usual calm speech. "I spent 1 .
whole day yesterday lu the l-'oni ,i,t
at Long Island City. I saw- t,oboil -this
town nor did 1 ever uy such .
The inventor of the tluld tint n In
tended to make gasolene nothing but a
tradition lu the motor world also it
rented the claims of his Klmlra rlva
K. D. Ievvis, who says he has achieve I
the same purpose by the use of sulphur
"That's a lie too," he said Ar
chemist knows you can't get an) iu
risult with sulphuric arid. AtrJ Hie m,
doesn't know what he's lalking ,ib u
anyhow, becauno he says sulpliurr a.
costs '.' cents an ounce, when any oi.f
knows that the price Ut 3 cents a pourw
I'rof. Knrlclit bad his new cur o
yesterday and he was running it
U.,,R0ene. This was r.ot bciau
substitute had fallen down, he ;,uld h
because he had abandoned its use pn
ing negotiations.
"I'm afraid some one will -.teal ' 1
nie," he said, "and analyze It 1 If
that I am being shadowed and attrn i
have ls-en made to steal my scent j
I'm not making any more fluid .ind I m
Lrlng gasolene In my car"
Ills substitute can be made In v.r
form. Ihn professor added. In exp air
ing how some tailed It a rtuld and on
11 powder.
"I can make It In any foi 111 flu
po'.vder, ctystnl or tablet." he said "T
only reason I used lu liquid form w,
for convenience In measuring It for sma'
I nptnin of l.llier Vanarl lieta l.nll
Wntch From Paaarnsers,
The Lamport & Holt liner asir
which arrived here from Bueno ,vv k
on Saturday, sailed .vesteiday foi 1 c
land with 40.157 qtiaiters of nf
shipped ftom Argentina, to help fee, t"
Brltlsb army
She brought pascusers from B.i-
A) re and Brazilian port ami
nearcd this port on April 17. thr
da) of her skipper, Capt. iisvar tv
rite, who came aboard this sphere v
e.u ago In Kngland, the pas-v-gm
raised $150 for a gold watch n I c all
for him
As there Is no Jeweliy shop '
Vasarl the committee that ra s, '
fund had to wait until afte tv
docked tn buy the watch It w,i
rented to the skipper yeMcrdu)
fore the Vnsatl sailed.
. I
Of course, no one buys a
handsome Spring suit just to
snooze in--
But if caught napping,
isn't it comforting to know
that it won't look as if it
had been slept in.
We have in mind one of
the serviceable pin check
grey worsteds. They stand
for more abuse and look well
longer without pressing than
any suit we know. Bcmp.
"hard-finished" they're more
or less immune to wrinkles.
In all sizes from 32 to
I "Solo" socks arc so c.i.ioii
for three reasons:
(1) They're so low m price
for such good quality.
(2) They're sold sole'.-, by
(3) We can sing the p rises
of every number.
No. 393 for example the
best 50c. lisle we know Ab
solutely fast color.
at 13th St.
at Warren
t S
Filir V
t 4 ' St
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