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Fair Tonight
and Sunday.
U New Y.rk Market Cleats rriaaa.
NUMBER 7593.
'Yesterday's Circulation, 45,500
Eighteen Pages
Glass Broken and Guard Rail Torn Off
When Federal Sideswipes Passing
Train in Iowa.
Scene of Today's Battle in Nicaragua, and U. S. Leader
Fourteen Cases Declared
Traced to Factory Worker
Eighteen Years Old.
Claims for Insurance Said to Have
Been Paid in Five Cases.
Used Many Aliases.
NEW YORK, Oct. 6. Fourteen
mysterious Area that recently caused
heavy damage In Newark and near
by towns have, the authorities de
clare, been traced to Mies Leona
Delmarko, a comely eighteen-year-old
brunette, arrested yesterday at
Harrison. Claims (or Insurance are
said to have been successfully made
In at least Ave Instances by Miss
Delmarko, who used various aliases.
Whcr, taken In custody Miss Del
marko was at work on the third
floor of the. Cheln Toy Company
works. Detective Louis Duonocore,
connected with the office ot Prosecu
tor Wendell Wright, tapped the girl
on the shoulder and told her that ho
had a warrant for her arrest.
Tries to Leap From Window.
"Tou'U never take me to Jail," ahe
cried, and dodging from the detective
ran to a window aa It to leap out.
Buonocore daihed after her and granted
her skirt ai ihe reached the window
ledge. She turned and struggled with
him, but he quickly overpowered her.
Bhe was locked In Jail,
"She Is, wa have reason to, believe,
the", leader of a' band of firebug who
have bean operating- tn this vicinity for
for than a year," say the police, "We
know that the same method was em.
played to destroy fourteen residences."
The arrest of Miss Delmarko resulted
from an Investigation made by William
Clements, an arson expert, after a fire
had started In a building- at Lodl two
weeks ago. He says the discovered that
Miss Delmarko, under the name of Mrs
Joseph Zoccola, rented the place and
took out JtOOO fir Insurance. Bhe fur
alsed It sparingly with almost useless
article bought from a second-hand
The lire started one evening shortly
after "Mrs Zoccola" and a man left the
building The lire apparatus arrived In
time to check the blam before it had
don much damage. A lot ot empty
egg crates were found tn the basement,
where the flames started. Miss Del
marko Is alleged to have sent the
crates to the building a few days pre
viously. Egg crates and other light,
inflammable boxes were also found In
the other suspicious fires.
Insurance Letters Found.
The police allegie that the yhave defi
nitely connected Miss Delmarko with
four other Incendiary blazes. Bhe Is
said to have collected fire Insurance at
North Arlington, under the name ot
Mrs. James Rondo; at Newark, as Mrs.
Nicola Lombard; at Grantwood, as Mrs.
Joseph Delmarko, and at Newburg, N.
T aa Mrs. Tony Lavato.
Letters from Insurance agents ad
dressed to the various aliases which
Miss Delmarko Is accused of using
were found In her room In a boarding
houae at 23 Reynolds avenue, Harrison.
Despite that she persisted she was Inno
cent, and said the letters had been sent
to friends ot hers.
"I did use the name of Mrs. Lavato
at on time," she said. "That was be
cause I was married to Tony Lavato In
Newburg when I was thirteen years
old. Sice then I have taken my maiden
name. I have never been known under
the other names that are mentioned."
TULSA, Okla., Oct. 5. Sensational
evidence Is expected at the trial of
Mrs. Laura T. Reuter, charged Jointly
with, Quy D. McKenzIo, Dud Belle, and
Joseph Baker, residents of Tulsa, with
the murder of her husband, Charles T,
Reuter, lawyer and school board mem
ber, which started today.
Reuter was killed In the bedroom of
his home on the night of May 6. Val
uable diamonds and a large sum of
money were missed. Mrs. Reuter was
locked in her room across the hall at
the time and her soreatns aroused the
McKensle, Belle, and Baker were ar
rested the next day on a conspiracy
theory with robber' as a blind to the
motive. Bell has confessed, Implicat
ing all the other defendants, It Is said.
Fair tonight and Sunday; not much
change In temparature.
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Today High tide, 2:27 a. m.; 3.05 p. m.
Low tide. 0.2S a. m.; 9,10 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 3.30 a. m ; 4:16
p. m. Low tide, 10.30 a. m.; 10:62 p. m.
Bun rises 5.63 Sun sets 6,37
Six Americans Are Wounded
During Encounter
With Rebels.
Report of Thrilling Conflict Is
Received at Embassy in
This City.
Four American marines were
killed and half a dozen seriously
wounded in a conflict between the
American bluejackets landed in
Nicaragua yesterday by Rear Ad
miral Southerland, and the rebel
forces under General Zeledon.
Assisting the jackies were sev
eral hundred federal troops, -100 ot
whom lost their lives in the skirm
ish which put an end to the revolt
in the central American republic.
The rebel leader was dislodged
from his stronghold in the hills of
Barranca, driven eight leagues
tway, and later was captureti. Ha
died from wounds received in the
Marines Shelled Rebels.
Details of the final battle of the
revolution are reaching the State
Department today. Reports thus far
received, J.telj),at.Jiow theujmachlno
guns, manned by. the American blue
Jackets, were opposite the hills .of
Barranca, and how they threw shells
Into the rebel stronghold, mowing
them down and Anally putting them
to flight. Zeledon had boasted that
he could remain In his stronghold
Indefinitely, and that tho Nlcaraguan
government was powerless to dis
lodge him.
Two Hundred Hurt.
Besides tho 100 federal soldiers killed,
more than 200 were wvunded during
the charge on Coyotepe and Barran
cas. The Nlcaraguan government through
Minister Castrtllo, has expressed a de
sire that the bodies of the four Amer
ican bluejackets, killed In the skirmish,
be burled at Granada, at the expense
of the municipality.
It Is known that a number ot rebels
were killed in the engagement, although
but few details have reached here con
cerning that. When the main body of
the revolutionists retreated, the dead
was left behind. The federalists today
ure In the hills of Barranca collecting
the dead and dying.
Admiral Southerland's report of the
engagement Is expected to reach the
Navy Department this afternoon.
Short WdVk for United States.
The Americans accomplished In less
than an hour a task at -which 3,000
Nlcaraguan government troops failed
after more than seven days' bombard
ment. Admiral Southerland did not take a
hand In the situation until Zeledon re
fused the terms of surrender offered
by President Diaz. The hills of Bar
ranca command the town of Masaya
and the railroad entering It. In Masaya
are hundreds of Americans and for
eigners who have been persecuted by
the rebels for several weeks. Included
In the number of sufferers were the
members of the family of the British
minister to Nicaragua.
When Zeledon refused to surrender to
Admiral Southerland that officer began
his attack with the Nlcaraguan army
looking on. A raking fire was poured
Into the rebel trenches, and after thirty.
seven minutes they ceased returning
shots. '
When the enemy's guns had been
silenced the Americans lost no time In
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Titled Frenchman Barred
United States as Un
desirable. From
Acting Secretary of State Huntington
Wilson, Btated today that the State De
partment would take no action tn the
case of Prince Ludovls plgnntelll, of
France, who Is being detained by Im
migration oRlclaU at Ellis Island, New
It Is understood that he was ex
pelled from France because ho operated
a gambling house In Paris, it Is also
held against him that he once attempt
ed suicide when an American heiress
refused to marry him.
He must convince the Department of
Commerce and Labor that lie Is not an
undesirable immigrant before being
allowed to land on American soil.
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United States Commissioner
Dismisses Action Against
Mrs. Gray.
The action against Mrs. Helen Pierce
Gray, charged by the Indian Office with
secreting papers belonging to that divi
sion, was dismissed by the Govern
ment today before United States
Commissioner Anson Taylor.
The case has been postponed twice.
It was set for hearing at 11 o'clock this
morning. At 11:02 John Lewis Smith,
assistant District attorney, appeared be
fore Commissioner Taylor and Informed
him that the Government wished to dis
miss the case. Thereupon he left.
At 11 '00 Mrs. Gray appeared. Bhe was
told what had been done.
"Oh, you miserable, contemptible
creatures," she cried, and left the room.
About a minute later Commissioner
Taylor departed and the case was
When first arrested Mrs. Gray assert
ed that she was being persecuted and
that the purpose of her arrest waa to
get her out of the way while leases ot
valuable lunds on the Crow Indian res
ervation In Montana were being mode.
Bhe asserted that the Indians were be
ing looted.
Mrs Gray was not disconcerted by
her arrest. Bhe has been Interested In
ndlan affairs for several years and
during that time has been arrested eight
times. Each arrest she attributes to
he desire of succeeding Indian officials
to get her out of the way while val
uable concessions, Injuring Indian
rights, were being given to white men
or corporations.
The several postponements of the
case have been made, according to Dis
trict Attorney Proctor because he "was
nt readv to proceed with the case."
ninrn Mrs Orav' arrest the papers
nra the Indian Office have been
recovered. Mis Gray asserts that the
papers were taken with the permission
of former Commissioner Robert Val
DETItOIT, Mich., Oct. 6, "Cut out
."SJay completely away from Immoral
"If there Is no place to put me, take
be out In the middle of the rhor and
drop me.
This advlco and request were found
In notes left by Mildred McFarland,
nineteen, ot Delaware, Ohio, a suicide
here today.
A man's photo lay at her side, where
it bad dropped from her lifeless grasp.
$125 FOR A JOB,
McManigal Was "Double-
Crossed," Charges Dis
trict Attorney.
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct 6,-"The regular
price paid by the ironworkers lor dyna
miting jobs was tin," said District At
torney Miller today, continuing his op
ening statement, "but Herbert B. Hock
In, of Detroit, present secretary-treas
urer, 'double-crossed both Ortle E.
McManigal and the union, pocketing
considerable money by the transac
"McManigal said he never before not
but 9100 and expenses. He said he got
J10O at Mt. Vernon, Clinton, and Buffalo,
McNamara told him that the check
book at Indianapolis showed 1235 In each
Letters Ate Read.
"Balloon race" and "aerial stunts"
were phrases used by the Ironworkers
referring to dynamiting Jobs, according
to the district attorney. Miller read
loners from John J, McNamara to Paul
J, Morln, business agent ot the St
Louis local union, about work at Mo
ran and Mt. Vernon, III.
The letters said that it waa "too early
for aerial stunts," but that the "balloon
i aces named would start later." Mc
Namara also referred to a "high wind"
which wrecked a derrick. Miller said
that all these referred to dynamiting.
The district attorney then took up tho
alleged work of Morln, whom he said
superintended the blowing up at Mt
Vernon, III., of a McCUntock Marshall
job and an attempt on a building at
Alton, 111 , erected by the same con
tractor, who put up the Murat Temple
at Indianapolis, which work was blown
up several times.
The district attorney also connected
Myan with the Peoria, III., explosions.
Tlccordlng to Miller's narrative, Mo
Mantgal was a humane sort, "So averse
to taking human life that on at least
one occasion he wasted the nltro glycer
ine rather than Injure a night watch
man" on the Mt. Vernon Job. Miller
said McManigal Intended to set only one
explosion, mowing up a derrick car
The watchman refused to be enticed to
a theater, but persisted in remaining
close to the derrick. To get the man
away ind save his 11 to, Miller said, Mc
Manigal set an extra explosion down the
yards, so timed that It would take tho
watchman out of the zono of danger
fro mthe big explosion,
Miller said that the famous alarm
clock nltro gljcerlne contrivance was
first used by McManigal at Mt. Vernon,
Many Honest Unbelievers and Heathen
Die, where do they go? Hear Judge
jfuinenoru aunaay auernoon ana you
will know. Columbia Theater, 3 o'clock.
Nothing More to Say Re
garding Testimony to
Campaign Probers.
NEW T.ORK. Oct t-"Mr sworn
statement'' "Washington answers all
the charge. I've nothing else to say
about It eitner now or at any ruiure
time." 7 " v .
In this manner . fqrraer President
Theodore Roosevelt today summed up
all that heiad to say about his tes
timony bcfotw.the Senatorial committee
Investigating campaign funds.
He was bomtianled with questions as
Boon as he arrived here from Wash
ington In company with Dr. Lyman -Abbott
of the Outlook; ttlffUtter's son,
Ernest Abbott;, knd Cqllef tyr of tbs
Port William Loeb. Jr. . ti
He hsd'nothlncmore to say. however.
except 'that he was "In fine fettle."
The colonel bad read all the news
papers recounting his testimony before
the committee, and he seemed well
pleased with the comment In some ot
the papers opposed to him In politics.
"I guess we've beaten them at their
own game,' said Collector Loeb to his
former chief.
"Yes, I guess so," replied the colonel
with a grin rf satisfaction.
"Well, doctor,' said the colonel, turn
ing to Dr. Abbott, "I'm going to the
Harvard Club for some breakfast. I
don't know whether you want to eat
with me or not after what some ot the
newspapers have said about me."
"Oh, I guess we can stand It If you
can,' was the reply.
"I'm uicd to It by this time," said
Colonel Aids Poor Woman.
This conversation took place In one
of the elevators in the Pennsylvania
Station. In the same elevator was a
worn, tired looking woman with a baby
In her arms and four small children at
her knee. She had a quantity ot bat
tered luggage with her and was plainly
In poor circumstances. The colonel pat
ted one of the youngsters on the head
and asked a porter, who waa caring for
the mother's luggage, who she was. Ha
learned that she was Mrs. Ellen But
ler, bound back to her native Glasgow,
Scotland, from a little town In Ten
nessee. When Colonel Roosevelt found she
was going to an Anchor line steamer
ana tnat she intended to walk he
drew a 110 bill from his pocket and
pressed It Into the woman's hands, tell
lnr her she could take a taxicab.
Then he hurried over to hla awn Aiitn.
mobile and set out for the Harvard
Appointment to New York Police
Force of Man Indicted
for Felony.
NEW YO.RK, Oct. B.-Pollce Commis
sioner Waldo's attack on the Civil Ser
Ice Commission and his attempt to
lay on that body responsibility for the
appointment ot untlt policemen, received
sharp refutation today when the graft
inquiry was received by the aldermanlo
Investigating committee.
Alexander Repos, a member of the
commission. Identified two letters writ
ten bv Commissioner Waldo on June 1,
1911, tn which -the Commissioner recom
mended that examinations for sergeants
bo thrown out and that the demerits
and fines Imposed by all of Commission
er Waldo's predecessors bo disregarded,
when examination averages were tabu
lated. Commissioner Kehoe said he had In
formed Deputy Police Cornmlisloner
McKay that the commissioner was not
complying with the rules One appa ni
tre was under Indictment for felony nt
the time of his appointment, Thli man
received no examination and after his
appointment was accused of a felony,
for which he had been Indicted. Nev
ertheless he was allowed to resign.
Powder Plant Blows Up;
Jersey Town Is Shaken
GIUBSTOWN. N. J., Oct. 5 -Houses
within a radius of ten miles wero
shaken us though by an earthquake
todav bv three explosions In the Qlbhi.
I town powder plant ot tho Du Pont
'Company, Heavy damage was done.
OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 5. Whil- running sixty miles an hour just
east of Cedar Rapids early today, Governor Wilson's private car,
"Federal" side-swiped u freight car in a train running .tbout forty
miles an hour in the opposite direction on the other track of the
There was a loud ..ash and a shower of splintered glass, but
the engineer, ignorant of the accident, sped on. Trainmen found
the frorit end of the Pullman next to the "Federal" caveu its win
dows broken, and the guard rail of the governor's car torn off. The
observation platform, from which the candidate delivers speeches,
was a mass of wreckage. i
Governor Wilson slumbered
and knew nothing of it until ho
cided the car had struck an open
looked like a door were found in
one was injured. ,
Leaves Big 'Salary to Enter
Convent to Aid Poor
and Afflicted.
HARRISON. N. J., Oct E.-In the big
local offices of the General Electric
Company hero today Miss Mary Stevens,
successful business woman, frequently
characterized aa the "brainiest" woman
in New Jersey, explained why she Is
giving up probably the biggest salary
paid a woman worker In the State to
devote the remainder of her life to
church work and charity.
Miss Stevens is supervisor ot the Gen
eral Electrlo Company, and right-hand
"man" of the general manager. Rut
she will give all this up to enter the
convent of the Bisters ot Charity at
Madison, where she can toll for the
benefit of the poor and afflicted.
miss uievens explained today that she
has always had an ambition tp becomo
a nun, and that In her charitable work
recently she has been touched with the
terrible suffering among the poor, which,
she says, is constantly on the Increase.
For years she has devoted her surplus
earnings to aiding the poor and dis
tressed, and the call for her entire efforts
finally became Irresistible.
Although only fifteen years old when
she entered the service of the com
pany. Miss Stevens Immediately gained
recognition. She was rapidly promoted
and her salary waa Increased at each
time ahe assumed new responsibilities.
Her suggestions were sought by the
management, and she Invariably waa
called fpr conferences at the meetings
of the board of directors. They fre
quently declared that ahe had the "busi
ness brain of a man."
Gratified at her own progress, one of
miss Bievenr rule was to recognise abil
ity In others and promote them as .fast
as possible. Because of that fact, many
poor ioys who entered the employ of
the General Electric Company in sub
ordinate positions havo obtained high
salaried Jobs.
Revenue Officers Creep Up on Al
len Gang Friend and Fight
ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 5. Creeping
upon a distillery operated by Byrd
Marlon, a friend ot the Allen clan,
revenue officers engaged In a furious
battle early today with moonshiners,
who surrendered the still only aftor
thirty or more shots had been fired,
1 in which no one was injured. The
Marion still was demolished and the
moonshiners put to rout. An Incom
plete account ot the mountain con
flict falls to disclose whether any ot
the fleeing moonshiners wero cap
tured. Byrd Marlon was arrested with tho
Allen gang, following the Bhootlng
up ot the HUlsvllle court bouse, but
ho was later released. The rovenue
men have been searching for tho still
several weeks.
peacefully through the wnole thing,
rose for breakfast. Trainmen de
door, as splintered pieces of what
the debris on the car platform. No
Skirmishes Have Been Re
ported by the War
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 6,-Prac-tlcal
confirmation of reports that Bul
garian troops have crossed the Turkish
frontier were secured here today. Tin
war ministry announced that there had
been some skirmishes between Bulgar
un and Turkish troops.
There Is no Information available,
howovpr, that the main Bulgarian
army had moved Into Turkey.
Grand Vlxler Gbazl Pasha declared
that the Ottoman government would do
everything to avert war, although he
declared that Turkish outposts had also
reported the invaclon of Turkish terri
tory by Greek and Servian troops, and
that it would bo necessary for tho
government to maintain Its presUge by
force of arms. It these reports were
Although the grand .vizier said that
conservatives In the government are.
opposed to the young Turks' demand
for Immediate declaration o war, the
spirit of the people must be reckoned
with, and the populace almost as a
unit Is calling tor war.
A remarkable feature of the public
demonstrations here Is the great num
ber of women who take part In them.
Hitherto women have remained In
the background In affairs of the mo
ment. The Turkish government Is declared
to be In a position to carry on hos
tilities nn an extensive man. The .
war with Italy has not cost Turkey a
fraction ot tho money It has cost
Italy, because the Turkish government
was unable to expand Its operations
beyond Tripoli. The Turkish war
chest Is said to be so well filled that
a loan Is not needed. Rut even If war
were called. It In exDected a ble in
demnity fund from Italy will be forth
Steamer Carries 1,500
Greeks Home to Fight;
Others Are to Follow
NEW YORK, Oct. 5. Tho steamer
Macedonia, nlth more than I.&CO Greeks,
volunteers and reservists aboard, today
sailed from Pier 31, In Brooklyn, for
Other liners of the National Steam
Navigation Company ot Greece, the
Themlsocles, Pntrls, and Athenal, will
sail soon, each carrying about the same
nunilwr of men.
MADRID, Oct. B.-The brakes falllnr,
a railroad train dashed through the sta
tion w ill at Alicante last evening Into
a crowded waiting room, killing nine
and Injuring 122, according to dlspatchca
today from the scene of the accident.
Of the Injured. manAy will die,
Railroad wrecks have been numerous
throughout Spain In the past few days.
The regular railroad men practically all
are out on strike, and tho few trains
which are running arc manned by In
experienced crews. The result has been
a long casualty list and heavy property
damage. . -

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