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VICE PRESIDENT I
SHERMAN HAS ONLY *
FEW HW TO LIVE,
His Death Is Likely to Occur L
at Any Time Today,
Is Belief Now.
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SPENDS RESTFUL NIGHT, !j
BUT FAILS TO IMPROVE
Patient in Comatose Condition Most
of Past Twenty-Four Hours. f
DELIRIOUS SINCE MONDAY *
is
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Awakes for Few Minutes This Morning\
But Soon Relapses Into j
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Heavy Sleep^Under In1
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tiuence of Opiates. '<
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I It "A. X. Y.. October 30.?-ig
"\ ice President Sherman's death n
1- a question of only a few hours," 11
-aid Or. Peck soon after leaving
e Sherman house a few minutes
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beiore 12 o clock today. <
l h \ ice I'resident was de-! v
t. - 1._ 1-? ? r~... i v
i cut- 'aiicii IIV KM ,t n_w J
i imuio carlv thi- morning. He J
h i relaj>>c(l into a heavy sleep,
it l- n??t believed Mr. Sherman' I
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ill survive the next twenty-four J
h'-nrs. c
Kidneys Refuse to Act. i *
It. 1'fk said further that Mr. Sher- i v
111.>ir.- kidneys had refused to art sire e j e
- dock yesterday, and that innst of J
the time Sinn- his patient had been in
a comatose condition. For a few min-; h
?s early tiiis morning lie was awake, 11
tit he was delirious. II soon dropped *1
off sleep and has remained oblivious
!<> the world sinee. He has not Iteeu .
' atioj.., 1 since Monday night. I.?r. Peek
\;?erts the end during this afternoon
oi tonight. c
Under Influence of Opiates. s
a
I nder the influence of opiates We
President Sherman slept through the j
night, and apparently is comfortable this
morning Dr. Peck, who remained with a
him throughout the night, failed, how- j
ever, to note any real betterment. p
"His condition is unimproved and
therefore very grave," he said.
it i? understood that the uremic condi- ?
t on which causes apprehension has not 11
betn relieved.
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No Favorable Symptoms. a
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At 1:4T? o'clock a brief bulletin was is- <j
sued from the home of Vice President
Hhcrnian saying that there had been no
particular change In his condition, and
adding that "there is no favorable s>mp- j
om u iiatPVPr." j J]
Information 1.- not given out very; t
freely, hut it is understood that the ! 0
. condition i-a? continual prao- i ti
t < ut'hrokeii throughout ttit- day and i
ai * uremina remains unchanged. |"
The extremely critical condition of;
thr j>ati? rt has caused many rumor? i J
i. ?.f t!-. Vice President, and s
. ! ii . . -cap'-r offices liave beer. j a
ih?..d? d w it! quiries. i "
I r !" k - entirely without hope for : d
- j. . run; h u s.-\s it is impossible to i i
' ternune just when the etui will come, j
M STAY"ON TICKET'
Indications Are Vice President *
Sherman's Name Will Not
Be Withdrawn.
Ni-;\V YC iRK. October No plan?
have h??n formulated at republican na- c
t .nal headquarters for procedure should j
necessity oris.- for withdrawing Vice | h
President Sherman's name from t r- na- o
tional ticket, but his condition, ami its v
possible results. hao> been the theme of h
unofficial discussions Prominent mem- r
hers of the party feel that It would be i
highly Inconsiderate to remove Mr. Sner- j d
man's name from the ticket unless he |
himself should insist upon it. Should he I
die before election day there would be
the added oDsiacie or ine lniiwssiuuny |
of reprinting: the ballots at auch a late i
hour.
It would take at least five days, perhaps
a week. t<> < all the national committee
together to name his successor.
S..mc f 1111 *t is would have to come from
the Paci' < eoast. Thi- alone would make
Impossible the nam:itir of another can i?late
.. leCt.on da>. Besides, many ]
I. publicans the substitution of
not!>-r name ir. an eU*\enth-ho ir j
i ante riiutbt have doubtful effect. In- :
<1 ' ati uis are that irr.-pe.tive of the re- j
-tilt >( Mi Sh? rn;an'> .I.ties- his name)'
v ill remain on the ballots.
ASKS FOR DEPORTATION.
Wagon Driver Declares His Employ- i
er Violated Immigration Law.
\ - i v \ i.* \ I >< ?I I < Minn I icti ilutr . 1 f
lines lYnioii w? < jsii artist. a- a< t r 1
?>r an opera singer he wou'd riot havei1
;.<-oiir-? t>> the courts. iiut t,?- declares! 1
through his attorney r iat he j< simplv
a deliver v wagon driver, ,i;id therefore'
fee's t at le should he d< ported and j
si ould receive a thousand-dollar jndg- 1
ruent against his employer It is the first '
?a>e in the history of federal courts in 1
Mint esota where any one iias ashed for '
deport at iot 1
Kenion in his complaint tiled in the '
federal court against j. r Wilson '
charges violation of the immigration
art. The complaint declares that In p.?i 1
.Mi. Wilson induced Kenion to leave his
home i i tJreer.oek. Scotland, and come
to the 1 niied States, promising 1 ini a
ioh as a delivery wagon driver at $!;? a;
week According to the complaint it waal'
understood that the transportation ex- '
pe !M-? were to he paid back out of Fenloll':
wages
Kenion became dissatisfied and brought
suit under the law whereby none but
actors opera singers or artists may come
into the con fry under such a labor
agreement without violation of the immigration
laws, J
SECKERHEARS DOOM
Sentenced to Be Electrocuted
Week of December 9.
\PPEAL SOON TO BE FILED
Vill Stay Execution and May Take
a Year to Determine.
>HOWS BUT LITTLE EMOTION;
former Police Lieutenant, Convicted
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of Procuring Rosen^ial's Murder,
Is Taken to Sing Sing.
^r.? uetober .in.?diaries
looker. the former police lieutenant !
onvletcd of procuring the murder of the '
ambler Herman Rosenthal, was today '
enter-ced to die In tiie electric chair at
intr Sine: the week of December The
enten -e was pronounced bv Justice !
off.
Becker's execution will ' e stayed, how- i
ver. by a notice of appeal from the vej-I
t of thhe urv soori to be filed by his
ounsel, which tnake take a year to deermlne.
He was at once delivered Into the r us>dy
of Sheriff 1 larburger, who immeditely
left with him to take a train to
ing Sins prison, where the convicted
tan will be confined until his fate is derrinined.
Wife and Brothers With Him.
Mis. Becker had a short talk with the '
risoner in ttie sheriff's quarters at the j
riminal courts building before Be ker ;
as taken lie fore tiie court. With Becker
iere his brothers, John R Becker, and :
ackson Becker, ar.d Father Curry of St.
ameS Church. All sought to cheer the
ondemr?*d man.
Mrs. Becker and her brothers-in-law
>leaded with the sheriff to delay Booker's
emoval t<> Sing Sing. They said the
>risoner should be permitted to stay in
his city for several days, at least, in
irder to adjust his business affairs. The
heriff was obdurate and announced that
ic would take Becker away today.
J F. Mclnt \ re, Becker's chief counsel,
iho suffered a nervous collapse after the
lose of the trial, was unable to be in
ourt today. His condition is serious,
hough not critical.
When Becker was brought into court :
if- walked slowly to the bar, and catchrig
the eye of acquaintances among the
ewspaper men, nodded to them, with a
aint smiie.
Shows Little Emotion.
"Charles Becker, have you any legal
ause to show why judgment of death
hould not be pronounced against you?"
.sked the clerk. Becker opened his mouth
is if to speak, but before he could reply
ohn W. H?irt, his attorney of record, i
ose to make the usual motions to set
side the verdict and to arrest judgment, i
ustice GofT denied the motions and then '
ironounced the sentence.
Becker heard himself condemned with- !
iut any show of emotion other than the
losing of his eyes and the compression ;
>f Iris tips.
-Mrs. Becker was not in the court- ;
oom proper, but was waiting in an
iiiteroom to accompany him to Ossining,
vhere she purposes to take up her resilence
during his continement.
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Zelig's Slayer to Escape Chair.
i
"Red PI ill" Davidson, slayer of "Big
ark" Zelig. the gang leader, will escape i
he electric chair. At the opening of his j
rial today he withdrew his former plea
f not guilty and entered a plea of guilty !
o second degree murder. The penalty :
lay be life imprisonment.
A jury was obtained in record time. !
usti'-e Goff then called to the stand phy- '
icians who had examined the defendant, !
mi on their testimony that he was weak !
nentally the plea to second degree mur- j
er was accepted. Sentence was de- ?
erred.
tEWARD FOR GRUB-STAKEI
Referee Recomends Tufts Give
Dr. Hollingsworth $2,000,000
Worth of Mine Stock.
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COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., 0> to'oei |
0.?Two millions of dollars' worth of-thej
apital stock of the Grand Union Mining .
'onipany of New York and Mexico will
>e awarded to Dr. J G Hollingsworth
f Kansas City in his suit against Kd,ard
Tufts, w hom Hollingsworth claimed >
ie grub-staked several years ago, if the
ecommendatlons of Referee O. F. Colins,
made to the district court here to,ay.
are carried out.
The suit has been tried in New York,
vansas C;tv and twice in ColoradoWere
Boyhood Friends.
Hollingsworth and Tufts were bovhood i
riends. Tufts, it is alleged, obtained
J.ono as grub-stake from Hoilingsworth
r:d located a group of mines In Mexico,
n I'.**; he organized the Grand I'nion
dining Company in New York with a
apitakzution of $1<MJUU.<mi. According to
ioiliugsworth. Tufts received SUMMON
?f tlte stock issued an?l Sl.noo.noo vas
akeii by men who financed the propositi.n.
Referee Collins recommended that
rufts be compelled to divide evenly with
iollingsworth.
ACTOR ACCUSED OF BIGAMY.
John Holmes Arrested on His Second
Wife's Charges.
UAKLlNlt. Pal., October .TO.?John '
Holmes, member of a theatrical com- j
f.iriy, was artested here last night on a,
telegraphic warrant sworn to by his wife i
n Jersey City. N. J., who eiiarges him
a 1th bigamy.
llolmey u htigp ct na titn iu l.ii.n nn_
" iiiut-ourt.
admitted he had two wives but
said he had married the second one. the
present complainant, believing the first
one was dead. He said he was ready
to go to New Jersey and face the
charges.
Bavarian Aviator Killed by Fall.
Ml'NICH. Bavaria, October 30?Lieut.
Moritz Hamburger. a Bavarian military
aviator, was killed today on the aviation
ground at Oberweisenfeld. Lieut. Hamburger,
who had only recently heen assigned
to the aerial corps, was making a
(light round the aerodrome in his biplane
when it suddenly collapsed and
fell from a height of more than ^00 feet.
The airman was dead when picked up
and his machine was shattererd. The
cause of the accident is unknown.
MAKE AUNjOUE PLAY
Battalion of Spellbinders Sent
to Hamlets in New York.
STUMPING IN AUTOMOBILES
Forty-Eight Started Out, Each Carrying
Four Speakers. j
CONFLICTING CLAIMS IN OHIO
Republican State Chairman in Con- |
necticut Expects Handsome Plu
rality for Taft in His State.
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BY N. 0. MESSENGER.
NKW YORK, October .to.?Beginning,
today, the democrats 'w ill make a play j
unique in campaigns. Starting lrom
points up-state, forty-eight automobiles,
each carrj ing four speakers, will tour the
countryside from now until election day. }
The speakers will stop at small hamlets j
and crossroad stores and discuss nation- j
al issues. Special effort will be directed
to boosting democratic candidates for i
Congress. The democrats are greedy, j
They want to take all the candy away j
from the republicans.
President C. IT. Markham of the Illinois
Central railroad lias just completed
a tour of the railroad lines through Illinois
and predicts that Gov. Wilson will j
carry the state by a large majority.
"From my observation." said Mr. Markham,
"1 have become convinced that business
has been divorced from politics,, and
this is a very good sign. We made rather
a leisurely trip through the state, and I
made It my business to talk to our employes,
merchants and professional men
on all sides. I asked at all times this
question, Who is going to be elected?
Who do you think you will vote for?" 1
found an astonishingly large number of
railroad men, and I mean the ni n who
arc doing the hard work, who said they
were going to vote for Wilson."
Believes Wilson Will Carry Ohio.
James M. Cox, candidate for Governor
of Ohio, sent the following message to
national democratic headquarters today: i
"In my campaign, which has taken in
mintir if* tl**? ctntf* Tfl *
observations lead me to believe that Gov.
Wilson w-il carry Ohio by l?XM?0O. The
people believe that he is genuinely representative
of the spirit of the day, that he
has correctly analyzed conditions, and
that hi<5 theories of government are looked
upon by the people as the proper remedy.
"His campaign, which has been intelligent
and forceful, has been maintained
on a clean base and he has made a wonderful
impression in this state. I am led
to believe that the manifestation of public
Approval Is due in large degree to the
belief that the problem is one of race development,
that the human unit must
have greater consideration under the law j
than tlie property unit, and that while
industrial conditions must be made mine!
wholesome, another fold of activity lies
in the direction of great human uplift
work."
Republicans Return to Taft.
II. M. Daugherty, republican state
chairman, sent the following to republican
headquarters: "Since the collapse
of the third term movement became so
apparent that its leaders gave up Ohio,,
republicans with Roosevelt leanings
who fear the election of Wilson have
come baek to Taft. On the other hand '
republicans who intended to vote for
Wilson because they f?-ar?d Roosevelt's
election have likewise returned to Taft.
Democrats who fear a change are also
for Taft. Mechanics, farmers and merchants
ar??| foi a continuance of good
times. The turning to Taft in the last
three weeks transcends all past po.itical
changes in Ohio. I'oils are as unreliable
as street car straw votes, but I '
arn convinced the drift to Taft is overwv,emling,
and I repeal with more contidence
than ever what 1 have often said,
I will be surprised if we do not carry
Ohio."
Pnnnts flnnnertieut. for Taft.
Republican State Chairman J. H. Rora-1
back of Connecticut sent the following:'
"I confidently expect a handsome plu- i
rulity for President Taft in Connecticut. j
As the campaign has developed in this j
state there- has been a steady growth of ,
sentiment in favor of President Taft.
That sentiment is growing very rapidly
now, and it is not confined to any one or
two sections of the state. It is general
and it is strongest in the cities where
manufacturing interests are the main
business. Hut it is also getting stronger
in the country towns.
"We look for victory for Taft for these
reasons principally, but also because the
pro-Roosevelt sentiment is 011 the wane.
A host of recent Roosevelt men have left
the bull moose ranks because they realize
that to vote that ticket would enhance
the chances of Gov Wilson. They have ]
also learned that Senator Dixon, the j
Roosevelt manager, voted with the democrats
for the 1'nderwood bill when it
came to the Senate, and they, being tiieni- i
selves protectionists, do not feel like
trusting power to those who are antiprotectionists."
PROGRAM OF WICKERSHAM.
Will Spend Rest of the Week in Ohio
Making Speeches.
('OIJ'Mlll'S, Ohio. October 3d?Republican
State ("..airmail Harry M. Laugherf
today announced that Attorney General
Wickersham will speak tonight at
Youngstown, tomorrow night at Ravenna.
Friday evening at Akron and the
night of November l! at Steubenviile, as
had been announced previously.
Chairman I'augberty left today foi
Wheeling. W. Va., where be will meat a
special train which will carry republican
orators on a three-day campaign tour of
??lno. beginning tomorrow.
JOHNSON WORKING ON SPEECH.
After Speaking He Will Leave New
York City for Ogdensbnrg.
NEW YORK. October 30?Gov. Johnson
arrived here from Connecticut earlytoday
and set to work with his stenographers
to tinish his speech to he delivered
at Madison Square Garden tonight and to
catch up witii his correspondence. Later
in the day the governor was to arrange
his itinerary up to election day.
Ills first speech after leaving New York
at midnight tonight will be delivered in
Ogdensbnrg. N. Y.. tomorrow noon. Further
than this nothing lias been settled
definitely regarding his schedule. It is
probable that Instead of delivering ills
last speech in the city of New York Monday
night, the governor will close his
campaign in Providence, R. I., a state
which haa not visited on his tour.
proceeums numcBiinc iu me easi or
the line from Constantino] le to Adrlanople,
between the Turkish and Bulgarian
armies, and heavy fighting ujso is
taking place around Adrianople itself
Beyond the fact that a clash lias come
however, the general staffs of the Turkish
and Bulgarian armies are keeping the
outside world ignorant.
While admitting that they have to depend
on. mere rumors and suppositions
military critics here are inclined to believe
that the Turkish army is at last
ready to take the offensive and has a
chance of retrieving itself.
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BIG BATTLE NOW ON
Turks and Bulgars, Totaling;
150,000 Men, Clash.
OTTOMANS ARE VICTORIOUS
Score Over Czar's Troops Yesterday
at Visa. Remie and Serai.
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GREEK
FORCES OCCUPY VERRIA
Montenegrin Columns Effect Junction
East of Scutari?Austria and
Russia Reach Agreement.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 30.. 1 p.m.
?The Turkish commander in chief, Maziin
Pasha, telegraphs that a big battle between
the Turkish and Bulgarian armies
lias been in progress since this morning
between Constantinople and Adrianople.
The troops engaged on both sides number
l.KMHio. Nazim Pasha says the position
of the Ottoman forces is favorable.
Mahmoud Mukhtar's division of the
Turkish army repulsed the Bulgarian
troops yesterday, inflicting severe loss on
them at Tcherkesskeui, on the Tchorlu
river and 011 the railroad midway between
Constantinople and Adrianople.
LONDON, October 30.?The Bulgarian j
army was defeated by the Turks at Visa,
*?.,! SorA? vpstprd^v accordinir to
an official dispatch received by the Otto- i
man embassy here. The Turkish loss .
totaled MH> killed and wounded.
Greeks Occupy Verria.
The Greeks today occupied the Turkish
town of Verria without resistance,
according to a news agency dispatch
from Athens. The Greek army is now
within fifty miles of Saloniki, and it is
believed the railroad from Verria to that
city is still Intact.
E. Blaque Bey. who was military attache
at Vienna, and whose wife was
formerly Isabelle Kallman of Minneapolis,
has been appointed general of division
in the Turkish army, according io
a dispatch front Constantinople.
Monastir Communications Cut.
KOSAXI. Turkey, October 3'). ? The
Greek army under Crown Prince Constantino.
after seizing tlte Turkish town of
Verria. cut the railroad communicating
witli Monastir.
The principal Mussulman residents in
the district have tendered their submission
to the crown prince.
Montenegrin Troops Join.
RIKKA, Montenegro, October 30.?The
center column of Montenegrin troons.
commanded by Crown Prince Danilo, today
t ffectcd a junction with the southern
Montenegrin army under Gen. Marlinovitch
to tlie cast of Scutari.
Austria and Russia Agree.
VJKNNA. Austria. October The
Austrian and Russian governments have
arrived at an understanding on the Balkan
question, according to t he None
Kreie Press. An ofliei.tl announcement
on the subpect is expected shortly to
explain the nature of the accord and the
common policy that has been agreed upon
with reference to future treatment
of the Balkan question.
Turks May Assume Offensive.
IjONDON, October .'in.?A big battle,
perhaps the decisive one of the war, is
PR ESI DENTIAL POSSIBILI
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10 OLHIIYILUDI ULttlll
Passing of Richard E. Connefl,
Democrat, Who Was Candidate
for Re-Election.
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POl'GHKEEPSIE, X. Y? October ?.? |
Richard E. Connell. representative in j
Congress for the twenty-first district and
candidate for re-election, was found dead
in his bed at his home here today.
Mr. Connell was elected to Congress
on the democratic ticket In 1010. defeating
Hamilton Fish, who had represented
the district for two terms. It was then
the twenty-first district, hut is now the
twenty-sixth. Mr. Connell was a newspaper
man and began his political career
by making speeches for Grover Cleveland
in 1884. He was a delegate to the democratic
national convention of I'.hii and
1908.
Born in Poughkeepsie.
Mr. Connell was born in Poughkeepsie
November ltJ, 1S57, and attended
St. Peter's Parochial School and the
public schools of that city. At four.
C - 1 1-fi * ? - 1
ict-n .?rui a ape nc iti i scnuoi 10
work for the support of his widowed
mother. In 18S7 lie became a reporter
on the Poughkeepsie News-Press. His
promotion in the journalistic line was
rapid, and his service as reporter and
editor on that paper covered twentythree
years.
He was appointed police commissioner
of Poughkeepsie in IS!#.', and served for
two years. In iv.nl lie was a candidate
for member of Congress in the district, j
then composed of Putnam, Dutchess and I
Plster counties, but was defeated by
the late Gen. John H. Ketcham.
Defeated for Assembly.
Two years later, and again four years !
later, he ran for member of the state as- j
sembly in the second district of Dutchess 1
county, but was not successful.
In 11107 he was appointed inheritance
lax appraiser for Dutchess county and
served two years.- He was elected to the
House of Representatives in 1910. and
was, therefore, serving his lirst term.
SEPT OUTMlD IN
Military Employed to Exclude
Opposition Members From
Hungarian Parliament.
BUDAPEST, Hungary, October 30.?The
members of the opposition in the Hungarian
parliament when they tried to enter
the house today were met by a strong
military cordon which completely surrounded
the parliament buildings and prevented
their approach. The opposition
deputies. led by Count Albert Apponyi,
Count Michael Karolyt and Francis Kossuth,
made an attempt to get through,
hut were forced to retire. Before doing
so they made a violent protest.
The dissension in the Hungarian parliament
has been continuo.us since May 22,
when Count Tisza was elected speaker of
the lower house.
Bitter Feeling Prevails.
Count Tisza's resistance to universal
suffrage, which is demanded by the opposition.
has caused great bitterness and
has led to frequent violent scenes in parliament
and rioting in the streets of Budapest.
June 7 Count Tisza narrowly
escaped assassination in the house where
Deputy Julius Kovacs tired at him three
times. The opposition members were then
ejected and the proceedings have been
carried on since solely by members of the
government party. (*
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MISFORTUNE OF SPONSOR
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Miss Calder Fails to Smash Cham-:
pagne Bottle on the Bow.
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PRESIDENT VIEWS CEREMONY
Forty Thousand Persons in Brooklyn
Navy Yard See Vessel Committed
to the Wave.
XEW YORK, October 30.?Tiie superdreadnouglit
New York, the greatest
of the world's sea fighters, was launched
today at the navy yard. Brooklyn, in
the presence of 40,000 persons, including
President Taft and the Secretary
of the Navy. Miss Elsie Oalder,
daughter of Representative William M.
Callter of Brooklyn, christened the
sh ip.
Sponsor Fails to Break Bottle.
To Miss Calder's great confusion, site
failed to break the champagne lx?tt!e on
the vessel's bow. She had practiced fori
several days, but for some reason or |
other failed today. She struck the vessel
with the bottle three times, but not
with sufficient force to break the glass.
As the vessel was sliding down the ways,
however, a man grasped the rope to
which was attached the bottle and i
swung with such force that the bottle j
cleared the New York's prow and burst
with a great pop on the port side. Miss i
Calder was assisted by little Miss Kath- ;
leen Fitzgerald, daughter of Representa- [
tive James Fitzgerald, as flower girl j
The day was ideal for the launching, and ;
the great ship took the water of the
channel without mishap.
Music, But No Speeches.
President Taft sat with Secretary
Meyer, Gov. Dix, Rear Admiral Osterhaus,
J. P. Morgan and others on a platform
just off the starboard bow of the
dreadnought. There were no speeches,
but a marine band quickened the pulses
of the assembled thousands with its
music. A wedding march was played as
the ship left the ways.
After the launching was over President
Taft attended a luncheon at the
Naval Y. M C. A.
President Praises the Sailor.
Addressing a gathering of sailors and
officers in the gymnasium of the Y. M.
C. A., President Taft referred to the
fact that the building was the gift of
Miss Helen Gould and continued:
"I congratulate you from the bottom of
my heart that there are good women In
this country with means who can furnish
you with such homes as this. The time
was when it was believed that to be a
jrood sailor a man must be able to get
drunk quickly. That time is past, and
homes like these keep youths in the right
PlThe President referred feelingly to the
exemplary conduct of the American sailors
on the world cruise of the fleet. "Their
conduct was praised as that of gentlemen."
he said. "I don't need to tell
you how the hearts of the Americans
go out to you everywhere because they
know you are loyal to the flag and will '
sacrifice your lives in defense of the
country."
Forty Per Cent Completed.
The New York is government built, and
has been under construction since September
11. 1911. She slid from the ways !
about 4<> per cent completed. It is estimated
that another year and a half will 1
be required before she is ready for her .
trials, and can take her place with the j
Texas, now under construction at New(Continued
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MAY ENTERCAPITAL!
a iaa aL am P. P amo I a Daaalrl
nranamaKer ot ouna iu ounu
Store Here, Says Broker.
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5ETS PROPERTY OPTIONS '
Acting in Behalf of Great Philadelphia-New
York Firm.
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5ITE HAS BEEN PICKED OUT1
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iome of Mercantile Establishment
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Will Be Located Between 8th,
9th. G and H Streets.
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The firm of John Wanamaker & Sons
if Philadelphia and New York is said tolay
to be behind a project to erect a ]
arse new department store in the block
>ounded by Sth and !Hh, and H streets
lorthwest, as announced exclusively in
rite Star last Saturday.
The authority for the statement is the
>r?ik?-r who is acting for the Wunamaker
irm. He says he has obtained options
>11 a number of pieces of property in the
dock for the purpose of tearing them s
fown to make room for the new store. 1
ind that several other brokers have also
>btained options on other pieces of propri
?y in the block for the same purpose. '
Admits Grant of Options. 1
Kasterday A- Co.. real estate agents,
ilso admitted today that they had
rranted options to persons in the Wananaker
interest on the two houses at 7_f* | !
uid ".'tl G street northwest, which will I
possibly be used in connection witti lite
proposed department str>re, although the J I
proposed new store is to be built in the I
dock between Nth and nth streets. T.u v
properties at 7'Jti and 7::i street. Mr < '
iiasterday said, have recently changed)
iwners, and he is withholding the pur- j
chaser's name, at the latter's request, for i
the present.
'?ne of the buildings in the block between
<1 and II. 8th and 9th streets,
which, it is reported, is to be torn down '
to make way for the new store, is the
Ouray building belonging to the estate
of Thomas F. Walsh, of which the
American Security and Trust Company
is trustee, and for which T. A. Wickersham.
agent for Mr. Walsh during his
life, is also the agent at present.
Denial Is Issued.
At the office of the American Security
and Trust Company it is denied that an I j
option has been granted to the Wana- ,
maker brokers on the Ouray building. <
Nothing is known there, it is said, of
the proposed new department store. i i
Fnder th<* terms of Mr. Walsh's will j ?
it is provided that no disposition can be i
made of the Ouray building by the trus- . <
tees, the American Security A- Trust i
Company. without first consulting Mr. i
Wickersham. At the office of Mr. Wi-k- i
ere ham today, he being out of the city,
It was stated that the American Security
and Trust Company has not consulted j
Mr. Wickersham al>out granting an option
on the Ouray building, or selling it.
and that while Mr. Wickersham has 1
heard of the project to erect a depart- i
merit store in the block between G and 1
H and Nth and fith, no option has yet : 1
been granted on the Ouray building. i
The only other property in this block j}
owned by the Walsh estate is the build- '
ing at TOG Sth street, which was pur-,'1
chased by the owners to prevent the pos-j i
ilbility of light being shut off from the I
Ouray building by building on tiiat site. . <
No option has been granted on this prop-, *
erty, either, it was stated at Mr. Wicker- j i
sham's office. j I
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Near Danzig.
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DANZIG. October :W).?The German
Crown Prince Frederick William was in
jured in a hunting accident yesterday
r.^o.- anil is in corisenuence coiuined 1
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to his residence. He was participating t
In a drat? hunt in company with frown 1
Princess Oecelie when his horse fell and 2
threw him. t
When he was picked up lie was found
to be suffering from injuries to the head
and face and an extravasation of blood t
from the right arm. I
Injuries Not Serious.
The prince was carried at once to his
residence, where he has been ordered by
his doctors to remain for the present, al- .
though his injuries are not regarded as
serious. 1
The crown prince, however, will not be I
able to represent his father. Emperor )
William, tomorrow at the funeral of
Princess Rupprecht, wife of the Bavarian '
heir presumptive, as had been arranged.
Hi? brother. Prince Eitel Fri?Mch, will c
take hla place at the ceremony.* 4t
SISTERS OF CHARITY
DIE SAVJNGORPHANS
Six Sacrifice Lives in Effort
to Rescue 87 Children at
San Antonio.
:aught in building
DESTROYED BY FIRE
?
111 But Two of Little Inmates Are
Guided to Safety.
MOTHER SUPERIOR S BRAVERY
Returns to Burning1 Dormitory on
Hearing Cry of Child, But Is
Overcome With Babe
in Her Arms.
SAX ANTO.Mo. T. x . o. tuber ::n Six
listers of t"harit\ sari -triced their lives In
m attempt ?>> >a\e eighty-sex.n litldren
n h lire that destroyed St John's < ?rilialtitv'f
t??la V. They sucr? eded in res uintr
all Init two children before they
vi-re trapp? d by liantcs. Three sister*
sea ped.
Tll?- ll.e. /I oi . ? - - - ? ? -
w au > *11*".
Mother Mi try of the ("m^s mother s. >ertor
of the asylum She was Mary
tossiter. a r.ativ ot Wexford, Inland.
Mother Frances Pasteur, native oi
'ranco.
Sister IVtcr Claver Stevin. teacher in
>an Fernando School. native of Idublin,
;reiand.
Sist.-r I.ea< adia N'olan, teacher in Sau
rVrnandn School. native of Ireland
Sist.-r Monica Munii z, native oi Al? xico
Sister Alary Ko-tka Fair. 1. native of
-val.ar, Ireland.
Two Employes Injured.
The injured are:
Miss A. Oetemple, an employe, native
jf tJei many.
Miss E. Standish, native of St. Jledtvig,
in employe.
The tire's origin is not yet known
Eighty-seven orphan children, ranging
in age from two to tw.lv.- years, and
nine nuns were 111 the building when the
tiames broke out. Marsnaiing theii
haiges to hurry them to safety, the Sisters
of Charity remained n tile blazing
orphanage until the building began to
LTUtnoie and fall.
The death of the mother superior, Mary
of tlie Cross, was th?- sequel to a demonstration
of remarkable courage, she returned
to the burning dormitory when
she heard the cry of a child w ho had
been overlooked in the hurry and excitement.
A few moments later she appeared
at a window at the front of t!:?
building with the babe in her arms.
Overcome by Flames.
Fire Chief Wright attempted tosa\e her.
out he failed. A ladder was placed
igainst th<- unsteady wall ami the chief
scaled it. hut before lie r? ached her the
wither superior, with tin- child, fell back
nto the flames.
The three nuns who escaped helped in
aking the children from the blazing
structure. They were marching them
tcross the yard when the walls began to
fall.
Sister Kostka in jumping from the
'ourth floor window to reach a life net
evidently lost her balance. Her body
struck the railing on the second story.
Her back was broken and she had been
severely- burned. She died soon after th<
all.
Jumps to Her Death.
.Sister Monica Montez lost her ilfe
by jumping After tlie frightened children
had been piloted t<> tiie tire escape,
on the west side of the blazing building'.
she returned to take a last look
in the dormitory. Her escape \vat> rut
off by a burst of tlanie. but she made
her way to the east side, where iireinen
stood below with the net spread. She
leaped, but missed the net. Heath was
instantaneous.
Mother Francis Pasteur and Sisters
Peter Flaver Stevin a.id I.eacadia
Nolan were unable to escape from the
building. They perished in the tlamea.
Bishop Shaw Rescues Several.
While one liild is known to have been
>urned to death another is missing, and
t is feared it. too, perished. Attaches
rroni the orphanage hospitals Helped in
he rescue work. Right Rev. Bishop ?.
IV. Shaw was one of the hist to go into
he burning building. He carried out sev ?ral
children, some of whom were mei?
rabies, unable to help themselves. Rveti
he older children, just aroused from
sound slumber, were unable to get aboui
vitli any rapidity.
Father Hume, the chancellor, and
Father Duffy, chaplain, risked their liveto
help in the rescue work. Repeatedly
Ihev rushed into the building to return
with some child, groping helplessly about
in the smoke.
When tlie lire chief and the first apparatus
reached the orphanage the lire
Had unread throughout t in* entire sir in
turf. The roof l.a?l crumbled, and the
cashes in the walls opened drafts that
fanned the tire into tremendous fury.
The heat was intense.
The dead nuns belonged to the Sisters
uf Charity of the Incarnate Word.
FOUND DEAD IN BATHROOM.
Miss Lukow, Music Teacher. Probable
Victim of Heart Failure.
Miss F. L. I.ukow, a music teacher,
was found dead in the bathroom of house
1113 K street, where she resided, shortly
after 11 o'clock today.
Miss I-.tikow, who was seventy years
->ld, is said to have been in failing health
'or some time, during the past week
a physician had been attending her.
Death is believed to have resulted from
lieart failure.
The proprietress of the house sent some
>reakfast to Miss I.ukow's roo this
norning. Later she had occasion to go
o the thin! tl ?or. She found th<- bathoom
door closed. Opening it, she saw
Hiss Lukow in the room. She left her.
A'hen her roomer did not appear later
he landlady again went to the room. She
ntered and found Miss Lukow was dead.
It is stated Miss Lukow has no relaives
in this city, hut that she has a number
of friends connected with a church
vho will arrange for her funeral.
Rich Purse to Louis Winans.
NEWMARKET. England, October 30 ?
.ouis Winans* Adam Bede today won tha
'ambridgeshlre stakes handicap. n,
Johenie was second and Drinmore third.
Twenty horses ran. The betting against
tdam Bede was 100 to T. The Cam.
iridgeshire is a flat race for three-year,
ids and upward, and is run ower a dlaahca
of ooa mil* aad a .

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