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Hjresident Congratulates
fl the Republican Party
Uupon the Certainty
9 That His Loud-Voiced
a'RivalWillNotBe Norn
fl oated by the National
Executive Finds Parallel
11: for the Arrogance of the
l Rough Rider in the Fa
Ift.mous Words of Louis
jXIV., "The State I
Ll.VClN'XATI, May 11). On tlio cvc of
H ' the cruclul day's light in the c:im
wM palsn of Ohio. President Taft to
il,U olsht after a conference with his
msriagers, reaffirmed hi:; belief
')jBfcU. tfliild count on a majority of delc
Mm&1 1 the Republican convention.
H(jr of delegates lo the Republican con-
Jjn h rtlpcuiB Ills statement, the prcsl
jJWta dwlAred that the speech which the
MBtatr president made al Cleveland
wBrs lilm in such a light that the
aWSiaty or his defeat for the Republican
fflBeiatlon must be a source of profound
WBkpalulatlon to all patriotic citizens
wBfecan now see the utter wreck that
fpn'M iJavc made of the party if uom-
T Hatonieiit, loo. is a reaffirmation
gI& rrcsldant's determination to stand
B!fl by the Ohio result, while ho at
jwenie time claims Ohio for his
''jH fl ttatciiient reads:
ftges Treason.
W' L'r Roosevelt says thai he Is the
OTWdcai, party und that If the Ite
vHj11 national committee In puss
cn 1,10 rtdcntliils of the dele
JMW for the preliminary- roll In the
! ECTLUlon shall hold lo be unfound
jjMinianv flmSy contests', he will
10 il,,llJ 'Jy the judgment of
TjfWfca bavin? authority. The infer
?M from t)iH is tliu L he will bolt
'Jflfe eonve"Uon because a duly con
flnB'Ftftd national convention .shall, af
Judfdal investigation, refuse to
tBStf cu,ll-'stlnS 'lelegates. If his
.WjtlJ lo bu heeded then' the hold-
nmH "y convenllon at all is per
Vlory -una j,,iP(,r,UOl,s
Bi "S arropico of his statement
St i ll'e RenubI1l Purtv and
IBS m 10 C0l"Py w,ll lis views
fsfl.Su ,,, ms lh0i!c doing so In
Mj a "Hide of bolters finds no par-
Sfei ry savo 1,1 thc famous
MiTir0' Lou,: xlv-"The state-I
'W&x.i U ls on a l,ar wltli his de-
-Mw'T, tllut 1,1 typlf-v an cm-
J'Bti5t ' pros,'-Esive sentiment of
I Mfe? CUarI' triiable Premedita
IBC,r0jcctei1 contests without thc
Mason therefor, In many
iliHS ilfter lhe regular conven-
SBwih Vecn ,,eld' mc,e)y to make
aHtBt., r a campaign bluff and
11', 0,v hc threatens that im
r campniBii. thus carried on.
'jK, .rec3i'lntd as successful and
M5j i- ,"Mt,' cIlc delegatoR
'btrsii r" out 1,1 "f"clent
b " Klve him a majority, ho
til ?.Wh,ch h'J canoL ''Ule.
HrVlb a11 ReP"Hcaiis to say
K, V ,llal1 who assumes tills at-
rf-li , 110L furrt!lt h,K '-alm to
KBtDnk i ,,eco,nc h candidate in
M"" convention.
tm Advance.
'tatt-Tth ,hc "oml,,Illln -o 'lie
Hcrii . ,.UiaL party 5Uld w,th
'Pltofe In . 8allo"K tinB Pon
"flKf.t th 10 ltB oraanlr.atlon. to
can! r-lCH KverniiiB Its na
IBS ' orl 10 "eognJze the
itl v . tlle wmmlltee duly ap
jfloiil, r,llK tradllloniil policy,
9f Ue ! ,aav"ncc the decision of
K'htofc annf'"ces that unless
tP Ws 1)c "acrlfiijod, and
; lUd i n"h u"ibItlo Is to bo
'K?1lllrn,,t:fnn6t bC tlml Rcpub-
fti KftV r,lu "unco a breach
P olS:. 8Uch trcttn tho
E1 "''4 f i ,w,IKttetl govern-
- JEi ,nujor'ty' w of u,c w,u
I rlBA'ulCU rc,lwtCH tlio nn
! Wb Ith K,'Cnt Um: 1 confer
L 'KLIn? 1' ln ih"- cabinet
r 'M.'
By John T. McCutcheon.
CopyrlBhl: 10V2: By Jolm T. McCutcJ'.eon.l
Innocent Little One Catches
Bullets in Us Body Fired by
Unknown Assailant.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 19. Mrs.
D. P. Coulter, victim of an attempted
assault, lives tonight because Lor 0-montlis-oia
baby lyinjr on her breast
eaiitrht in its own little body the bul
lets fired at her by her baffled assail
ant. The baby died instantly.
This citv has beou terrorized lately
bv attempted assaults on women, com
mitted, it is believed, by a mysterious
person, -whom the police call "Jack
the Shooter. n
Early this inorniiijr tho man entered
thc Coulter residence and attacked
Mrs. Coulter.
Hall' an hour a f tor-ward the same
man. it is thought, entered the resi
dence of M. M. Hunkiue. He fired at
Mrs. Ilankins and at two policemen
who wore attracted by her cries. The
police emptied their revolvers at him
as he ran, but he escaped-
Tfccently, supposedly the same J"a
has assaulted on and wounded two
other women, and made unsuccessful
attempts to assault several others.
Pulls Drowning Man Out of Rap
ids at Niagara Falls at Risk
of Lie.
XIAGAKA KALLS, Is". Y May 19. Ono
of the most daring rescues in the hlstorj
of 'Niagara Falls was effected today by
Aram Kevorkian, an Armenian, who
waded out waist deep I" tho rapldu a
short distance above tho cataract and
pulled to shore with a pikopole the un
conscious form or Henry J. Smith, 50
years old. of Buffalo.
David Gordon and Park Con.stablo
Thomas Harrington assisted in the rescue
by forming a human chain, anchoring
tho Armenian to the whoro and enabling
lilm to resist tho current, which was
especially strong, owing to the high
water. '
Smith was seen walking along the nar
row path skirting the river about 300
fo"t above tho falls, when ho missed his
footing and fell into thc turbulent stream.
Tie soon became oxhaustcd In hla efforts
to roach shoro and was floating: with his
head under water when caught by Ke
vorkian with his polo less than 100 feet
above tho brink. Smith soon was resuscitated.
Million-Dollar Blaze.
HOUSTON. TeX.. May 19.-Plro In the
business district this morning destroyed
about $1,000,000 worth of property before
It was brought under control. No lives
wore lost.
Thn fire spread rapidly from a large
Six-l(ry building to surrounding string
turcs. and the resulting conflagration
burned practically tho whole day.
I Strong' Evidence of Murder;
Victim a Man of Middle Age
and Well Dressed.
LOS ANGBL13S, Cal., May 10. The
body of an unidentified man was found
floating in the Inner harbor at. San Pedro
today by a fisherman. Ills hands were
tied together with a heavy cord and his
skull was fractured in two places. Tlio
body was weighted with a forty-pound
iron bar six feet long.
The body Is that of a man about 45
years old six feet 1 Inch In height and
weighed about 200 pounds. Thc clothing
was of excellent broadcloth, such as Is
worn by clergymen. A long black over
coat llnod with silk was found on tho
body, which apparently had bocn in thc
water about a week.
A copy of a Christian Sclenco monthly,
dated April 1, and obtained from a read
ing room ln Los Angeles, was in tho
pockot of tho overcoat.
That thc man did not give up his life
without a terrific struggle was evident.
Tho right arm was broken and badly dis
colored anil several fingers on tho right
hnnd were fracturefl.
"Wives of Distinguished Demo
crats in "Washington to Be
Present at Breakfast.
By International News i3ervlce.
WASHINGTON, Slay 19. Wives of
many distinguished Democratic states
men arrived In Washington today to be
present at the Dolly Madison breakfast
tomorrow. The breakfast will occur at
12;il0 and nearly 500 gucEts will be pres
ent. Mrs, Judson Harmon, wife of tho Ohio
governor. Is a guest of Mrs. Timothy T.
Ansborry. Mrs. William Jennings Bryan
ls the house guest of Mrs. Hcndy D. Clay
ton. Among the distinguished guests ex
pected are Mrs. Ann Pltiser of Colorado
Springs, sister of Champ Clark; Mrs.
Thormis A. Edition and Miss Edison; Mrs.
Thomas Marshall, wife of tho governor
of Indiana; Mrs. John R. McLean, Mrs.
William Randolph Hearst, Mrs. Alton II
Parker and Mrs. Henry Watterson. Miss
Virginia Miller and Mrs. Harmon Miller,
collateral descendants of Dolly Madison,
will be present at thc breakfast.
Visits in Aoroplane.
Special Cable to The Tribune.
LONDON, May 10. Claude Gruhame
Whlto used his aeroplane this afternoon
to carry a puseenKcr to Bushey to moot
Miss Maxlne Elliott. Mjss Elliott await
ed the visitor at her country place and
upon being advlstd that no train was
uvnilnblo Grahame-White took the pas
senger i. board &t the Hendon aoroplane
Ktitlon and landed him nafely at hla
destination. Klylng conditions were Ideal.
Passenger Ulghts were also made by
Turner, Ewun. Morehouse, Ilucka and
Possibility That Germany May
Acquire West Indian Posses
sions of Denmark.
By International News Service.
WASHINGTON, May 19. Thc possibil
ity that St. Thomas. St. John and Santa
Cruz, the three West Indian possessions
of Denmark, may fell Into the hands of
Germany because of the death of the
Danish King Frederick VJII., Is now oc
cupying thc earnest attention of dip
lomatists in Washington.
The new king1 is understood to be even
more friendly to Germany than his father
and that Germany has never concealed
a willingness to acquire these Islands,
and thus gain a commercial foothold on
one of the southern stepping stones to
tho American continent.
Inasmuch as the islands arc of tho
greatest strategic importance to this
country, now that the Panama canal is
about to open, there Is a disposition to
regard their disposal, even to a friendly
power bent only on commercial expan
sion, as unwise. Diplomats who have
been discussing tho situation since thc
death of the late king1, arc Inclined to
believe that If the Islands arc to be put
up for sale, the United States should bo
the purchasers.
It Is believed that the desire of Ger
many for tho Islands Is wholly due to Us
eagerness for trade expansion. This be
lief Is strengthened by the fact that thc
Hamburg-American line lias been busy
extending its wharf and warehouse facili
ties there.
These three islands never have been
profitable to Denmark; on the contrary, I
their control has made Inroads on thc
national treasury. Following negotia
tions In the Into sixties, thc Danish rigs
dapr ratified a treaty for their sale to
tho UnUod States early In 1SG8 for $6,700.
000. Tho senate never ratified this con
vention and lt fell through. Another
convention was negotiated In, 1000 for
the sale of the Islands for $5,000,000. Itj
was ratified by the .senate, but the land
thing, or upper house of Denmark, re
jected It by a tic vote. Since then no
offer has been made.
It ls pointed out that the United States
has the right to acquire tho Islands bo
causc of their Immense Importance to
tho canal, and that they could -bu now
purchased with no opposition by any
foreign power, It Is not believed that
even Germany would make serious oppo
sition In view of the Immense value the
Islands would be to the United States.
BUDAPEST. May 19. Tho special
commission of the Panama Pacific expo
sition, with tho American ambassador.
Richard C. Kerens and Ills staff, was re
ceived In special audience today by Arch
duke Joseph. Later tho commissioners
visited tho ministries, parliament build
ings and other Institutions.
Tho minister of agriculture Count Se
renyl. gave a luncheon In their honor,
and soveral hours were apent In Inspecting
thc Htate apartments of the royal palace
ln Buda. on Iho right side of the river.
The government gave a grand banquet
this evening Thc greatest lnttrest Is
manifested everywhere In tho coning exposition.
Clarence V. T. Richeson, Af
ter Hours of Religious Con
versation and Meditation,
Awaits Summons.
Intimations at the Prison Fix
the Time at Daybreak Tues
day for Murderer to Pay
Penalty of Crime.
By International News Service.
BOSTON, May 19. Clarence V. T.
Eichcson, slayer of Avis Lin
ncll, with a calmness induced by
hours of religious meditation,
awaits tho summons of death.
He may live to see another sunrise,
but ho may bo taken to the death
chamber iu the state prison at any
minute after midnight tonight. Un
der thc law the hour set for an execu
tion caunot be given out in advance,
but it was intimated at the prison to
night that tho prisoner will not be elec
trocuted until daybreak Tuesday.
Hicheson shows no symptoms tonight
of an approaching collapse. He" sits
on the edge of his cot reading thc
Bible, and aside from an occasional
fitful twitching of his fiupcrs and a
compression of his lips there is noth
intr in his demeanor to indicate that
ho has not mastered his feelings and
resolved to face his doom unfalter
ingly. Death. Chamber Close.
His cell is only a few paces from the
death chamber. Despite all tho pre
cautions taken by the prison officials,
it is almost certain ho will hear the
electricians whon they bogiu the task
of preparing tho death chair to rc
ceivo him. What ho will do when ho
hears theso nion at work is the cause
of considerable tiuxiety to tho prison
Richeson was gratified today to learn
that his body wil not bo giveu to the
surgeons for dissection. This infor
mation is believed to havo buoyed him
up ereatly, as, next to the desire- to
sou his aged father, a privilege- that
has been denied him, ho wishes most
to bo buried beside his mother in the
family plot in Virginia,
Given Opiate.
Tim prisoner did not go to sloop until
2 o'clock this morning. Ho spent the
nicht talking with the Jiov. Herbert S.
Johnson, his spiritual advisor, and thc
prison chaplain, Dr. Stebbius. Tho
doomed man persisted in talking of his
father and other members of his fam
ily and was obsossed with the idea of
thc cloud that ho is leaving to hover
over his kin. Tears often I'aine to his
eves, but he controlled his feelings ad
mirably. At 2 o'clock he went to sleep
under tho" influouco of opiates and
awoko this morning apparently much
refreshed, ltev. Johnson and Dr. Stob
bins wero again with him this morn
ing, but this afternoon he was loft to
Tli clergyraans sister, Miss Louise
Richeson. a nurse of Saranac Lake, N.
Y.. and a brother, Douglas Richeson of
Chicago, arrived hero tonight and at a
late hour woro in consultation with tho
prison officials. It is understood that
thov wero given assurance that none
of tho requests of the medical men for
their brother's brain and spinul cord
will be granted. Tho prisoner had been
apprised of this decision earlier in the
The officials were disinclined to
grant the prisoner an interview with
his brother and sistor tonight, and this
fact strengthened the belief that he
will not be executed before Tuesday.
PARTS, May 10. Tho death today
of two of tho persons injured i a
railway collision late last night near
tho Garo du Nord, brings the total
number of victims to thirteen, 'flic list
of injured numbers forty-five.
The collision occurred on the North
ern railway at Mareadot Ridge, a sub
urban train from Pontoiso and a tran
from Moutsoult crashing together.
Among tho victims was a wedding
part3 Thc groom's head was complctcl
lv severed before the eyes of his bride
of an hour, who herself suffered in
juries, both of her legs being fractured.
Gives Up Search.
HALIFAX, N. S. May 19. Word was
received bv the White Star officials that
the steamer Montmasny had been unable
to find any more bodies from tho Titanic
disaster, and that she was returning to
World Famous
Inventor Who
Is Near Death
DAYTON. Ohio, May 19. The illness
of Wilbur Wright, the aviator, took
a serious turn late tonight and his phy
sicians say ha may not survive until
morning:. Mr. Wright has been III of ty
phoid fever for nearly three weeka.
Various Stories as to Identity
of Woman Slain in Vacant
House in Los Angeles.
Salt Lake Figures in the Case,
the Alleged Murderer. Dil
lon, Stopping Here.
CHICAGO, May m.-r-Eurthcr eiTortj .to
ascertain here the Identity of the woman
found - murdered In a bungalow ln Los
Angeles on May 9 today brought only
baffling results.
Although the C. C. Dillon, whose body
was found yesterday on tho railroad
tracks at Wllmelte. a suburb, and who
because of tho high elevation of thc
tracks thero was thought to have thrown
himself in front of a train, was declared
by tho police- to answer the description
of thc slayer of tho woman, It waa es
tablished that Mrs. Bessie Jones, known
to Dillon, Is still alive. Acquaintances
of Mrs. Jones, who left Chicago when
Dillon did about six weeks ago. said she
resembled the murdored woman. But to
day tlio police received word that Mrs.
Jones, known also as Miss Besslo How
ard and Mrs. Bessie Volger, was living
at Norfolk, Va. ,
Search Continues.
The Investigation of Dillon's move
ments In tho west, however, were con
tinued. One postcard addressed to his
wife in Chicago from San Francisco on
April 21 stated he Intended to return
In two weeks. Ho returned to Chicago
several days later than that time.
Search of Dillon's home put tho police
In possession of the valise he carried
from Los Angeles and which 'was said
to resemble a vallso carried by a man
who had been ln the victim's company.
Tho valise was turned over to the city
chemists lo determine whether spots
found on It were blood stains. Three
Initials on the valise liail been scratched
A physician Informed the police today
that Dillon and Miss Marie Qulnn visit
ed hJm several months ago and that the
woman was crying. Inquiry showed that
Miss Qulnn was missing and thc police
are trying lo learn whether she went to
Los Angeles.
Visited Salt Lake.
Special to The Tribune.
CHICAGO, May 19. "My heavens, al
though I pray it Is a He, 1 am certain
that it was my sister Nellie who died at
the hands of nn unknown fiend in Los
Angeles recently." So spoke tonight
James Mullln, 21 years old. after he had
just read of the mystery in a four-day
old newspaper, which surrounds the find
ing of a beautiful young woman murdered
in n Los Angeles bungalow a month ago.
"I am sure that It was my sister." he
said tonight, "because of Identifications,
an emblem she woro and the circum
stances." This theory Is in the face of one that
C. C Dillon was tho man wanted and
that his wife was iho victim. Dillon ls
jald lo have been traced herefrom a Salt
Lake City hotel In company with another
woman. Detectives will go to Salt Lake
at once to make Investigation and learn
what may be ascertained. Arrests arc
expected at any moment
Many Eeform Mcasuros.
PHOENIX, Ariz.. May 19. Tho an
nouncement was mario tonight on high
authority that Governor Hunt, ln his
call for a special session of the legisla
ture to meet here next Thursday, would
Include an anti-lobby bill, a tax levy
measure, a primary election bill, a bill
to make the publication of campaign ex
penses compulsory, and a bill providing
for the election of state and county offi
cers In the fall. w
Several other mailers may Xbe incor
porated in lhe call.
Henry Spruck Von ArmenthaL 1 .
Scion of Noble German
Family, Takes His Life at : ; '
Palmer House, Chicago. -
Victim of Self-Murder, Known ; . '
as "Oregon Apple King," .
Possessed of Extensive In- .;Jj
terests in the West. '-'fl
By International News Service. '
CHICAGO, May 19. Spumed by' th . .
woman he loved, Mrs. Francea '
Rosenblatt, cousin of the late Nel
son Morris, Henry Spruck Von
Armenthal, scion of a noble Ger- !
man family, better known as "Henry O. ' f
Spruck. the Oregon apple king," brought ; '
his romance to a tragic end on Satur- .. .
day when he took his life ln the Palmer j
house by shooting himself.
"It Is better so," sobbed Mrs. Koaen- f
blatt, when told of the death, of her "'','.
suitor. Swaying to and fro in an agony -' ; '
of grief, she cried: !?;
"Liquor, the curse that tears women's "j''j
hearts, is responsible for thl3 awful end 1 ;'
to what started so happily. -j
"Henri" Spruck, as I alwayo knew him, t'
was a fine, handsome, charming man of , ''
great ability and tender sensibilities.
"I loved him. (
"Had lt not been for ills dissipation j:
we would have been married last June, 1 ;
but when the curse showed In him, I j ,
broke off with him and declared that I ! .' (!
would never marry him. j .
"Only last Friday night he was with I'
me. and I told him " Mrs, Rosenblatt '
stopped to choko back her sob3 and then 4
continued: ' i'
Love Turned to Disgust. ,j t
"He had been drinking heavily, but ;
promised to reform If I would become
his wife. I knew from past experience i .")
how hopeless it was to expect him to , ",'
reform, and told him that I was dls
gusted with him. i"
"He wanted to kiss me good night, but ' i .
I refused, and then when he wanted lo , !'
touch me, I drew back from him. !"'.,
"I grasped his arm, however, when he
put his hand on his hip. I think that I (
felt a revolver in his pocket then. !'
"Saturday morning at 7 o'clock hu ,.
wrote to me saying that because of my
actions the night before, I would never 1
see him again alive.
"Ho said that If there is such a thing ;.! ';'':
as a spirit world, which he doubted, he ''x
would haunt mo. Poor fellow! '','.
"Still. I know It is all for the best. Ho ' ' ?
loved me and I loved him, if ever a rV'
woman did love a man. but there could ''
havu been only one end lo It. Wo are , '
both bettor off than wo would have beou ',
torrother with him in the clutches of thc
drink curse."
Wrote Wild Letters.
Mrs. Rosenblatt, who is the widow of .,
Benjamin Rosenblatt, a wealthy leather '(
dealer of Now York City, Is at tho Hotel
Hayes, Sixty-fourth street and Lcxing- m
ton avenue, having gono there from tho
Belvolr hotel with her married sister, ' '
Mrs. Jcannette Cachus.
"I came here to avoid Henry," Mrs.
Rosenblatt explained. I wanted to break
off with him and only saw him last Frl- ';
day because ho wrote such wild letters
that I feared for him.
"Ho offered me $50,000 to marry him
just a year ago, but he has never given a '
me any money or anything of value ex- '-.jj
cept a small diamond engagement ring . "J
that belonged to his first wife. That 1 r
returned to him. I never know that he ,
was of noble family, but heard It once '. . '
and often teased him. He always denied " '
Von Armonthal had not been seen in ; !
the lobby of the Palmer house since i
early Saturday afternoon. When his door
was forced today ho waa found lying- . ;
on the floor iu his room, his head pil - : '
lowed on a roll of towels. In his right ,
hand he grasped tho ugly woapon with
which he had taken his life, while In the
other hand he held a plcturo of Mrs. Ros- ' - '
cnblatt and her little grandson. This was ;"'
the last object that met his gaze be- ,5 1'
fore ho hurled himself into eternity. V ' '
Statement to Press. ,
Von Armenthal left a letter headed: v .
"Statement to the Press." This said in . '
part: 'ljf:'
I havo several timus contemplated j,V-t
destroying myself within tho last !ft '
two years and drink Is the cause of jjf .' i
It all. In a moment of despondency , f
I take my own life. I lovo tho finest IVy,; ;
woman a man could ever wish for: 'kS t,
yet, while I know .she loves me. she .H
left me In disgust several days ago ;,; r
for parts unknown. The fact is that Jj ;
I myself nm disgusted with myself ;
therefore thc end." ft
In the letter ho declared that he had '
sent a will to hla lawyers In Seattle, dl- U
rectlng that his estate ln Washington, '
Oregon and Idaho shall go to his brother, :y'-'
Baron SolniB Sanbach Armenthal of Hes- '.' t
sen-Darmstadt, excepting certain property 1
devised to a young Chicago biy who "In ' ,
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