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iRest of Crew Remain Aboard
the Queen Louise on Man
t asquan Reef.
6teeringGear Broke and Vessel
Was Helpless—Chinese Mu
tiny Story Denied.
V (Special to the Newark Star.]
MANASQtJAN, Feb. 7.—In the im
penetrable fog that hung over the At
lantic coast early today the English
tramp steamer Queen Louise, bound
from Cardiff, Wales, for New York,
grounded on a reef off the coast here
shortly after 5 a. m. Despite the
hopes of her captain and crew that
Bhe can be floated with the high tide
late this afternoon, sea captains of
this place and others familiar with
the nature of the sands along this
coast have little hope that the vessel
will be gotten off Intact.
The captain’s knowledge of the ac
cident was meagre, but he said that
they had drifted for several hours
with a broken steering gear. It is be
lieved that the terrific sea of yester
day broke, the steering apparatus, and
they drifted at the mercy of the sea
■until washed ashore here in the dark- j
ness of early mornirig.
It was 5:30 o'clock this morning
when the life-savers of the 'Squan
Beach station saw her distress sig
nals. Captain Andrew Longstreet
and his crew shot out a line to them
and by daylight they were ready to
1 take* the men ashore. Three boys were
Beift in first. One carried a cable
gram for transmission to the shlp'a
office. Thomas Dunlap & Sons, Glas
gow, Scotland, notifying them of the
grounding of the vessel on the New
Jersey coast.
Captain Longstreet, of the life-sav-*
lng station, went out to the vessel
in the breeches buoy and held a con
ference with Captain McDonqugh, at
■which the latter decided to stick to
thSl ship with his men until they are
forced to leave her. A wrecking crew
will arrive here this afternoon. Sea
men declare the vessel is sinking into
the shifting sands so rapidly that it
will require a strong northeast or
northwest storm to move the sands
from her sides before she can be float
ed again. The opinion is borne out !
by life-savers.
Men in No Danger.
The accident occurred less than a |
quarter of a mile from the J<£ene of i
the disaster of last March, where the j
barken tine Antioch, loaded with lum- i
ber, came ashore and was broken to ,
pieces, after her crew of seven men
bad been rescued in a breeches buoy.
The crev* of the stranded steamer
liumbers twenty-one men. and all are
i ®ager to stay aboard and assist the
wreckers In their efforts to float her
this ' anerYmbn. Captain txm^8tr®ot
reported that while the s*as were
hitting her hard the men were In no^
Immediate danger and would be safe*
aboard until high tide at least.
High seas are pounding against her
side and washing over her deck. The
vessel is commanded by Captain Da
vid McDonough, and is loaded with
tinplate consigned to the Standard Oil
L Company of New York. Her position
lis xlangerou.s, as she lies between the
Mirier and outer bars broadside to the
Ifea. She is headed north and the life
savers are puzzled as to her course.
Sullen she grounded she was appar
ently making north along the coast,
thirty miles south of Sandy Hook and
tier proper path. The only explanation
V her difficulties was secured from
otn* of the boys who were brought
ashore in the breeches buoy this
‘‘‘To the heavy mist and fog at high
tid£ this morning the vessel ran head
on over the outer bar off the beach
and landed high up near the shore.
Her position is not more than 500
feet off tin? riffe range. The first
that life saving stations knew of her
peril was at 5 o’clock this morning
wl^en rockets streaked skyward
through the darkness and her siren
Board of Food'and Drug Inspec
| tion Abolished by Secre
, ,t tary Houston.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—The Board
of Food and Drug inspection in the
department of agriculture, which
often was the centre of attack by Dr. j
Harvey W. Wiley, former chief
chemist, has been abolished by Sec
retary Houston.
At the department of agriculture it
pvas said the board bad been abolished
In the interest of efficiency and
economy. Dr. Carl Alsberg, who sue-1
ceeded Dr. Wiley as pure food chief, i
wiJJ decide the appeals that formerly |
went to the board. He will be assist
ed by Dr. R. L. Emerson, of Boston.
Dr- Wiley hotly attacked the pure
food board in unmeasured terms at
various stages of his administration,
.declaring its operations hampered ad
| ministration of the spirit of the pure
[ food laws.
Unc|er the new plan the enforcement
of the pure food law will virtually be
entrusted to one man. That was what
Dr. Wiley contended for.
Miss Gaynor Christens New
Municipal Ferryboat
CAMDEN, Feb- 7.—The municipal
ferryboat Mayor Gaynor, built for the
department of docks and ferries, New
(‘York city, was launched today at the
New York Shipbuilding Company’s
yards here. The boat was christened
by Miss Helen Gaynor, daughter of
the late mayor.
Martine Opposes Wilson’s
Canal Policy and Says So
| Special to the Newark Star.!
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—Senator
Martine does not take kindly th Presi
dent Wilson’s suggestion to ablte the
Panama tolls. He said to The Star
representative today:
”1 consider this,a sop to England,
and much as I admire the President,
1 must disagree with his attitude in
^hls matter."
Endeavor to Learn What Evidence May Be Produced to Show
, That Trust Is Boosting Food Prices.
The fact that there is to be a Congressional committee hearing at Wash
ington on two bills concerning the conservation of food flsh has caused a stir
among the wholesale flsh dealers of New York. They do not know what evi
dence will be brought to show {hat there is a trust or combination con
trolling the catch made along the Jersey coast.
The Star representatives have been asked a number of questions regard
ing this hearing. To all appearances the questions have been sent through
innocent parties at the instigation of those opposed to any attempt to con
serve the flsh supply.
The requests have been met with a blunt refusal, because every question
will be found answered in the articles published in these columns ever since
the campaign started. For any particular information as to what might
take place the writers of the letters are referred to the Congressional com
mittee on merchant marine and fisheries, as The Star is not authorized to
speak for it, but The Star will state that the hearing is, like all similar hear
ings, open to the public, and those for or opposed to the bill will no doubt be
One of the readers of The Star in
stating his approval of the bills has
called the attention of this paper to
the fact that the State Fish and
Game Commission is about to adver
tise for seventy-five tons of fish with
which to feed the trout, bass, salmon
trout and other species that are being
raised at the State hatchery at
Hackettstown and he wants to know
if it will be necessary for the State
of New Jersey to purchase this sup
ply from the fish trust of New York.
State In Peculiar Situation.
What a peculiar situation confronts
us, exclaims this writer. Just think of
^buying 150,000 pounds of fish at a cost
of perhaps fifteen cents a pound from
the middleman, who has only paid the
fishermen of New Jersey two and
•a--- I
one-half cents a pound for it, when
in fact the courts of the State and
country have in handing down de
cisions, declared that the fish of New
Jersey belong to the people of the
State and not to any individual; that
the State can regulate its sale even
after it has been caught.
I He also points to the fact that if
the State of New Jersey, through its
Hoard of Fish and Game Commission
ers, or any other body appointed by
the Governor, were to control the
sale of the food fish supply there
would be a saving of at least $20,000
in the purchase of the food for use
at the hatchery alone, after the State
<Continued on I'agc 3, Column 0.)
(Governor Offers Him Daniels’s
| Place and He Is Said to
Have Accepted.
I Special to the Newark Star.]
TRENTON, Feb. 7.—It was learned
here today that Governor Fielder ha*
picked Johti J. Treacy, former mem
I ber of the Assembly and former judge
of the Court of Errors and Appeals,
for the position on the ^Public Utility
Commission, to be left vacant soon
by the resignation of Winthrop M.
Daniels. According to information
originating from accurate sources,
Governor Fielder offered the position
to Treacy. who after a short consid
eration informed him that he would
! accept.
I No definite information can yet he
! had,, as the official appointment can
I not be made until Mr. Daniels re
| signs to become a member of the In
i terstate Commerce Commission. His
| appointment by President Wilson is
I now pending ih the United States
i Semrtei--Hovernor Fielder refuses to
i say anything about his selection of
I Mr. Treaty acted as Governor Field
er's campaign manager during the
primary campaign and at the general
elections, and enjoyed an intimate re
lationship with the executive. His
appointment, it Is said, was favored
bv former Mayor H. Otto Wlttpenn.
The selection of Treacy to the com
mission was said to be a recognition
of the fact that the most Important
questions relating to public utilities
exist in Hudson and Essex and will
give to one of the two most populous
counties of the State a representa
tive on the commission for the first
I John J. Treacy is forty years oia
and a lawyer in Jersey City. He was
a member of the Assembly in 1902
and in 1903 and leader of the Demo
cratic minority during the latter year. !
He was active as one of the advisers
of Woodrow Wilson when the latter
was elected governor and assisted him
in the election law reforms of 1911.
In December of that year Governor
Wilson appointed him to the Court j
of Errors and Appeals following the i
resignation of Judge Mark A. Sulli
van, and nominated him again for a
full term the next month. He re
signed last year. Besides being *a
lawyer in this State. Mr. Treacy Is
also a member of the New York bar,
and was for some years associated
| with a law nrm of which the late
! Speaker Thomas B. Reed was a mem
j ber.
Cummins and LaFollette Fight
His Appointment for Pas
saic Gas Decision.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7.—Opposi
tion to the confirmation of Professor
Wlnthrop Moore Daniels, of New Jer
sey. as a member of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, exists in the
Democratic party, as well as in the
Republican. The opposition led by
Senator Cummins and supported by
Senator DaFollette Is founded upon
the attitude of Mr. Daniels, as chair
man of tho Board of Utility Commis
sioners of New Jersey, in the Pas
saic Gas Company case.
Those opposing Mr. Daniels’s con
firmation say the commissioners
made a valuation of the concern’s
property. It set forth the valuation
of the physical property and added
thereto the valuation of franchises
and other Intangible property, .so
that upon the total amount of the
valuation the rate fixed by the body
would yield a return of 8 per cent, to
the company, not upon the capital
actually invested or represented by
stock, but upon this valuation.
Had the valuation not been swelled
by the inclusion of intangible prop
erty, it Is contended a much lower
charge for gas would have yielded an
8 per cent, return on the capital. It
Is charged that the rate finally al
lowed actually gave the company a
much larger profit than 8 per cent.
The decision also asserted that the
company should he allowed an 8 per
cent, return upon the money ex
pended in acquiring additional bust
Other opposition to both Mr. Dan
iels and Henry Clay Hall, the other
commissioner selected by the Presi
dent, is that they are reactionary
Democrats. While there will be some
little preliminary skirmish both men
I finally will be confirmed, it is believed
Second Ward Representative
Has Left the City and His
Friends Are Mystified.
Friends of Alderman Frank Diener,
of the Second ward, are much mysti
fied over his disappearance from the
city. He has not been seen since early
yesterday. His furniture has been re
moved from his former home over the
saloon which he had conducted at 25
Green street and is now in storage.
His family have also gone from his
former home.
It was reported at the meeting of
the poor and alms committee Thurs
day night that the alderman was vis
iting friends in Morris county. To
!day, however, there weie reports
i around the City Hall to the effect that
I he was en route for Denver. It was
Alderman Frank Dlener.
not generally known until recently
that the alderman had removed from
the Second Ward, for he had contin
ued to hold his seat in the council as
alderman from the Second. The
Green street saloon is in the Fourth
It was generally understood that he
was proprietor of the Green street
saloon, having purchased the business
from James Donnelly. Raymond Ja
cobus, the bartender, however, says
that Donnelly still owns the business.
Rockefeller Quits Ohio, but
Officials Prepare Fight to
Make Him Pay Tax Bill
CLEVELAND, O., Feb. 7.—With
John D. Rockefeller in New York,
where he went from here yesterday
afternoon. Deputy State Tax Com
missioners John D. Fackler and Wtll
iai-n Agnew- said today they would
take no action to list Rockefeller’s
$900,000,000 personal property on the
Cuyahoga county duplicate here un
til Monday. Today marks the ex
piration of the time provided by law
for Rockefeller to voluntarily list his
property here in compliance with the
demand made by the tax officials upon
him last Monday.
Fackler and Agnew plan to place
all the oil king’s securities they can
find on the duplicate. The prospective
legal fight over trying to make him
pay taxes in this State is not expect
ed to come until next December, when
the tax will be due for collection.
Rockefeller’s attorney, Virgl P.
Kline, would make no comment to
day upon his millionaire client’s de
parture or its connection with the tax
matter. •
TARRYTOWN. N. Y.. Feb. 7.—
John D. Rockefeller arrived today for
an indefinite stay at his estate in the
Pocantico Hills. Mrs. Rockefeller re
mained in Cleveland.
Wilson Names Postmasters
for Seven Jersey Towns
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—The Presi
dent sent to the Senate yesterday
nominations ol- a large number of
postmasters In nearly every State In
the Union. Among them were the
New Jersey — Gloucester City.
Thomas J. Foley; Uambertville,
James A Clary: Uawrenceville, An
drew F. Sout; Raritan, William Slat
tery; Somerville, William E. Max
well; Sussex, R. J. Quince; Williams
town, Howard J. Tombleson.
Hillside Park.
leader skating avery Sunday.—Adv.
Scene of Crime and Murder Victim
Declares Mr. Armitage Should
Have Taken Action Earlier if
Sale Was Unconstitutional.
Chief Justice William S. Qumimrc
today refused to grant a writ of cer
tiorari to Franklin W. Fort, repre
senting John L. Armitage, president
of the Woodrow Wilson League, in
which the latter sought the right to
review the action of the Common
Council of the city of Newark In sell
ing $700,000 in market bonds to Adame
& Co., of New York, at private sale
on January 5 last.
As soon as Chief Justice Gummere
had refused to allow the writ Mr. Fort
announced that he would make appli
cation to the Supreme Court within a
few days for the wrtt'and would urge
its issuance in the higher court.
Chief Justice Gummere's refusal to
grant the writ came at the end of,al
| most two hours of argument between
i Mr. Fort and City Attorney Herbert
Boggs. Tt.^ r^fyJa-i was couched in
i rather strong language.
; The chief Justice called attention to
the fact that Mr. Armitage had waited
until almost two months after the
first steps in connection with the bond
sale had been taken before he came
before the courts with a plea for re
lief on the ground that his rights as
a taxpayer would be Injured by the
sale of the bonds.
He further pointed out that at the
time the application for a writ of cer
tiorari was made, the sale of the bonds
had been consummated and that some
of the bonds, at least, by this time
were in the hands of innocent pur
Should Have Taken Action Earlier.
After first dismissing the claim ad
vanced by Mr. Fort that the act cov
ering the sale of the bonds was un
constitutional, the chief justice con
tinued. and addressing Mr. Fort said:
“If Mr. Armitage thought the act
under which the bonds were issued
was unconstitutional, why didn’t he
come into court when the action was
started, instead of waiting for almost
two months?
“If the law is unconstitutional to
day, it was on December 1, 1913, or
during the first week of December,
When the first steps looking to the
sale of these bonds took place. What
is Mr. Armitage's explanation of the
delay? I have heard none. So, in my
Judgment, he cannot now claim that
the law is unconstitutional.
"One reason advanced for the up
setting of this bond sale is that a
smaller amount was received at the
private sale than would have been
received had the bonds been sold on the
bids that had been received for them.
The time to take steps to stop the
sale of the bonds by private sale was
immediately after the resolution au
thorizing such sale was taken early
(Continued on Page 7. Column 5.)
Public Printer and ex-Assem
blyman from Hudson Not Se
riously III, However.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—Cornelius
Ford, formerly member of the As
sembly from Hudson county in the
New Jersey Legislature, and now
public printer, is ill at the George
town Hospital with typhoid fever.
Contrary to reports circulated yester
day, following his removal to the
hospital, that he was seriously ill, it
was learned today that his case is
not serious and that wdth proper care
and attention his recovery is as-1
Mr. Ford became ill about a week
ago, and at the time it was thought
malaria was the cause of the trouble
Mr. Ford has fared somewhat simi
larly to a number of northerners who
come to Washington, where 'here is
much typhoid fever throughout the
year despite the efforts of public
health officials to 6tamp it out.
£ northerner who spends the sum
mer here, if he has never had typhoid
fever before, is likely to suffer an
attack in the late fall or early win
Mr. Ford’s family is not in the least
worried about him, but it may be a
month or two, however, before he is
able to return to his official duties as
head of the government printing
Venice Itallan-Amerlean Restaurant, 126
Market street. Table d'hote, dinners and
lunch. Open all night. Grand cabaret show
from 8 p. m.—Ad».
I ’ —
Citizen Voices Objection to Ap
praisal in Matter of Branford
Place Extension.
Objection to the confirmation of the
award made to Mayor Jacob Hauss
lingr by the assessment commissioners
for his property in Arlington street,
which will be used for the extension
of Branford place, was made in the
Circuit Court today.
Joshua Brierley, undertaker, was
! the objector. Through his counsel,
Clyde D. Souter, he declared that it
l was illegal for the assessment com
! miss loners to appraise the property of
| (he mayor, who appointed them to;
I their offices.
Because of the objection. Judge
j Frederic Adams, on motion of George
J Carpenter, of the city law depart
| ment, postponed the confirmation of
the remaining awards against which
there are no objections. The report
of the assessment commissioners con
taining the .awards will be submitted
to the court again next Saturday.
Although the time for filing objec
tions had expired on January 27,
nothing was heard of Mr. Brierley's
protest until this morning. Mr. Car
penter at first argued against allow
ing the objection to stand, but Judge
Adams thought that a special order
could be made giving Mr. Brierley
time to prepare his plaint and file it
with the court and the city attorney.
| The court expressed grave doubt
that any one but those to whom the
award was made could object. He
asked Mr. Souter for his authority,
for his claim that a taxpayer could
protest. Souter pointed out that laws
J passed in 1912 bearing upon the open
j ing of streets, and providing for
paving the expense by the city at
large, made a taxpayer vitally in
Mr. Souter’s motion was to the ef
fect that the assessment commission
ers be required to produce affirmative
proof that the awards made to the
mayor and to the Haussling Soda
Apparatus Manufacturing Company,
in which he is interested, are fair.
Judge Adams said he doubted that
he had the jurisdiction to act out
side of the legality of the report. In
his opinion he could not rule as to
the propriety of the assessment com
missioners making the awards to the
person who appointed them, he stated.
The matter, he thought, was one
that should be taken before the Su
preme Court to be reviewed on cer
tiorari proceedings, if at all, but
nevertheless he signed the order
granting counsel one week to file
written objections.
The awards to the mayor totaled
$48,60'* on property on Arlington and
Nicholson streets and to the com
pany of which he is the head $25,000
for property on Arlington street. The
mayor’s property is at Nos. 48, 50
and 52 Nicholson street and 22 Ar
lington street, with a small strip at
45 Nicholson street. The other prop
erty is at 24 Arlington street.
The total awards made for the
opening of the ne^ street amount to
$996,850. About a half dozen objec
tions have been filed.
Wilson Signs Bill Ending
Washington’s Tenderloin
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—President
Wltaon today signed the Kenyon bill
abolishing Washington's segregated
Storm Warnings Ordered Up
All Along Coast—To Stay
Two or Three Days.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. — Cold
weather, sweeping eastward, spread
its frosty blanket over the Ohio Val
ley and the upper L»ake region today,
with promise of bringing the lowest
temperatures of the year.
Storm warnings ordered up all
along the Atlantic coast from Dela
ware Breakwater to Eastport. Me.,
heralded the cold wave, which, by all
predictions, will be over the Atlantic
coast district and the lower Dake re
gion by tonight, and will stay over
Zero temperatures ^throughout the
Missouri valley and the Plains States,
being pushed along eastward, are ex
pected to make it very cold and clear
for the next two or three days, ex
cept in the lower lake regions and
northern New England, where snows
wrere expected. Generally fair weather
was predicted elsewhere.
The weather bureau's little white
flag with the black square in the cen
tre was fluttering off its silent mes
sage, “cold wave,” from all the sta
tions in the East today.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7.—Wireless
calls were sputtering out from the
big navy towers at Arlington to the
fronzen fields of the New Foundland
coast searching for the tug Potomac,
lost in the ice* after an unsuccessful
attempt to rescue the crews of the
fishing schooners Hiram Lowell and
Francis Willard.
The heavy ice packs in the Bay of
Islands turned the sturdy Potomac
back from her work of rescue after
days of useless smashing at the frozen
fields that hold the Lowell and the
Wrtllard prisoners, so she left the bay
for North Sydney Thursday night
and should have put into port yes
terday. When the tug was not heard
from todav navy officers said there
was no cause for alarim but put the
wireless feeling for her. They thought
she merely had been delayed making
her way through the heavy ice in the
The jam. however, probably will be
the salvation of the crew’s of the im
prisoned fishing schooners. Officials
here are not concerned for their
safety, saying if their ships are
crushed in the pack they easily can
make their way to shore over the ice.
Captain and Crew of
y Five Rescued in Wreck
NEW ORLEANS. Feb. 7.—Rescued
from their water-logged-vessel-off the
Nova Scotia coast after a series of
hurricanes had stripped her of masts
and burst open seams, Captain John
B. White and crew of five, of the
British schooner Tobeatic, arrivede
here yesterday aboard the German
tanker Leda. They told a story of a
week’s fight for life when they ex
pected every hour to be their last.
The Leda took the Tobeatic’s crew
ofT January 27. In the opinion of that
vessel’s crew the abandoned ship had
but a short time to remain afloat.
* /
Hazel Herdman, Twenty-one, Expires in Mountain
side Hospital, Montclair, After Admitting She
Shot Mrs. Harriet Manning Because Latter Had
Refused to Give Up Husband to Her.
The mysterious shooting to death
of Mrs. Harriet Manning last night in
her home, at 219 Warren street, this
city, was cleared up today.
Miss Hazel Herdman, twenty-one
years of age, confessed that she was
the murderer. She died at 8 o'clock
this afternoon in the Mountainside
Hospital, at Montclair, from poison.
She made the confession when told
that she must die.
The Herdman woman’s home was
with her parents. in the Pompton
turnpike, Verona, near Cedar Grove.
Herfather. Arthur J. Herdman, con
ducts a hotel and is well known in
that section.
It was admitted by Miss Herdman, |
in her confession, that she shot and
killed Mrs. Manning because of jeal
ousy. She said she desired to marry'
Charles I. Manning, husband of her
victim. She was in love with him.
sh* admitted. He has not been living
with his wife of late. Manning con
ducts a garage in Verona.
e< late Miss Herdman called on
Mrs. Manning in this city for the
purpose of trying to induce her to
obtain a divorce. Mrs. Mannin®- each
time refused. She said that on sev
eral of her visits she begged Mrs.
Manning to take legal action.
It is understood that the Herdman
girl left her home to run away with
a man named Manning in September,
1910. At that time it was reported that
Manning was married and had just
separated from his wife.
Miss Herdman has not been living
w’ith her parents for several years.
She lived in New York until a short
time ago, when she returned to Mont
clair. The first information that she
might have figured in the Newark •
tragedy came this forenoon when the I
Bloomfield authorities sent in a call
for an ambulance.
A young woman was reported in
Capital Quiet After Discovery
of Armed Plot to Over
throw Government.
MEXICO CITY, Fab. 7,-The federal
capital was quiet today. The author
ities had feared that conspirators
against the administration would at
tempt an armed uprising, but no out
break occurred.
Troops guarded the palace, the ar
senal and the artillery barracks
throughout the night as the result of
last night’s reports that conspirators
had planned a coup d’etat against the
government on General Huerta.
For a time last night considerable
excitement was caused by the ac
tivity of the soldiers and by a report
that an outbreak had actually oc
curred in Guadalupe, a suburb seven
miles northeast of the capital, where
fighting was said to be in progress.
Telephone mesages today, however,
failed to confirm the rumors of fight
ing. It was thought that the fact
that troops had been hurriedly sent
to the suburb, in accordance with
military plans to be in readiness for
a possible uprising, was responsible
for the Guadalupe reports.
General Bianquet. minister of war,
j and other of the military officers in
1 command in the capital, were in con
J ference during the night and it was
naturally assumed that the military
activity that ensued was an outcome
| of their talk. Officially it was de
nied. however, that the meeting was
j held to consider any plot.
Reports about the capital were that
J 2,500 police in the capital were in
I volved in the plot and that they had
! pledged themselves to revolt with
I certain of the troops.
The beginning of the new revolt,
’ according to the reports, was fixed for
j February 9. the anniversary of the
beginning of the ten days' bombard
ment of the capital by the rebels
! last year, which was followed by the
death of President Made.ro and the
I assumption of the provisional presi
l dency by General Huerta.
VERA CRUZ, Feb. 7.—That the
rebels are concentrating in strong
force for an immediate attack on
Tampico is indicated in a wireless
despatch received here from Clar
ence A. Miller, United States consul
at Tampico.
Consul Miller, who has exceptional
ly good sources of Information, says
the rebels, after they had been re
pulsed in a small flght near Laguna
Puerta February 4, retreated to Los
Esteros with trifling loss. During
that night several train loads of re
inforcements arrived from Victoria
and the following day the rebels left
Los Esteros and made a rapid ad
vance movement in the direction of
Altamira and Tampico, driving the
Federal advance guard and openly
expressing the intention to take Tam
pico by storm.
Cambridge Beats Oxford
LONDON. Feb. 7.—The Cambridge
University eleven beat the Oxford
team by two goals to one in the an
nual Inter-Varsity Association foot
ball match, played today at Queen’s
Aviator's Injuries Fatal
MERIDIAN, Miss., Feb. 1.—F. M.
Bell, an aviator who fell 300 feet here
■while giving an exhibition flight on
January 6, died today from hta IB
Jurica. ___
mercury tablets. The ambulance took
the woman to the Mountainside Hos
pital There she told a nurse that she
was implicated in the murder of Mrs.
Word was immediately telephoned
to this city. A few minutes later
Police Chief Long was on bio way to
the hospital. There the mystery of
the crime was cleared up by the con
fession of Miss Herdman. She oar
not live more than a few hours, the
doctors said this afternoon.
Arthur J. Herdman. the father of
the girl, keeps a hotel on the Pomp
ton turnpike, a short distance from
\ Charles I. Manning's garage. He said
this afternoon that his daughter had
not lived at home for the past four
yearrf. He said he did not know
where his daughter lived, but under
; stood she made her home in Verona
Mr. Herdman was very uncom
municative about his daughter's af
fairs. He said he had been told last
night that she had left on a trip to
Germany, his understanding being
that she had left New York vester* '
Herdman said he knew Manning
He refused to say whether his daugh- ■»
ter was acquainted with the garage
man or not. He became angry' when
pressed with the latter question ana
Baid: ‘1 won't tell you anything
about him or her."
Herdman made some strong asser
tions bearing on Manning to an Eve
ning Star reporter. He alleged that
the husband of the murdered \v na*
tried five years ago to get someone
to kill his wife, and that this person
The father when informed that Ms
daughter was suspected of having
murdered Mrs. Manning, said that it
would be proven that the revolwsj
which was used to enact the tragedy
belonged to Manning.
County Physician McKenzie per
formed an autopsy on Mis. Mea
ning's body today. He found three
bullet wounds. One wound wee Jest
above the Tfcft MTf.*" Another wee In
the bead three Inches above the first,
and a third wound was In tbe left ef
the back, several Inches below the
shoulder and just to tbe left of Ike
It Is believed that the first clue to
the slayer of Mrs. Manning came
from Morris Welch, a conductor on .
the Orange line. He told the police to- .
day that woman, heavily veiled and *
wearing a raincoat and a small black
hat, got on his car at the Market .
street station of the Pennsylvania j
Railroad at 4:35 p. m. yesterday. •*
She seemed greatly excited, Welch
said, as she asked him the nearest
way to 219 Warren street. Welch said
he put the woman off the car at
Wilsey street and forgot all about
her until today, when he read In the
newspapers that a woman answering
the description of Ms passenger had
killed Mrs. Manning.
When he remembered the address
the woman sought to reach yesterday
was that of Mrs. Manning's home he
came to police headquarters and toM
his story.
The victim of tbe murder received a
check for *2,400 last Monday as her
share In the estate of her father, Reu
ben W. Cobb, who lived near Pine
Brook. The check was received In
settlement of the,estate from Frank
H. Sommer, of this city, who acted as
special master tn the matter
Cobb died about three years ago,
leaving seventy or eighty acres of
land In Roseland. A partition sale
was brought In behalf of Mrs. Man
ning, and at a forced sale the prop
erty brought *12,000. Of this amount
Mrs, Nancy Cobb, the widow, re
ceived *1.600 and each of the four sis
ters. Mrs. Manning. Mrs. Riley, Mrs.
Cunningham and Mrs. Austin Phll
hower, of Roseland. received *2,4*0
Was In Custody.
One of the strange phaaes of tits
case is the fact that the Herd man
woman was brought to police head
quarters here last night and after
ward permitted to be given her re- -
Detectives Fohs, Kuhn and Conhn, 1
who were investigating Manning's
personal affairs with women, learned
that he was Intimate with Miss Herd
| man. They took her to police head
quarters, where she was confronted
by Mrs. Mary Riley, a sister of the
dead woman.
Miss Herdman was not wearing the ■
little black hat the murderer was ,
described as ha\ing on. Mrs. Riley .
looked at her in a puzzled way.
"I don’t know," she said to Chief ■
Dong and Captain Tuite. “She looks
like the woman who killed my sister,
but I can't say for sure. Her hat
Isn't the same "
I The police say Mrs. Riley told them
| at least half a dozen times that she
probably could Identify Miss Herd
man as the murderer If It were not
for the hat she was wearing.
Whan Mrs. Riley failed to identify
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