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KNOT HAS IIELD 50 YEARS
}fr. and Mrs. J. B. Franklin Cele
brate Wedding Anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. John Benjamin Franklin, of Brook
lyn. ceSebrateU their £old«*n wedding yesterday.
•heir marriage having taken place on August U.
;V't -^"*- Franklin mmm Miss Josephine T. Gryraes,
daughter of an tares* and thr. descendant of a
patriotic Knickerbocker Casßll>. M- Franklin, a
practising architect of this city, oomes from tha
rrsnklins of Normandy on his paternal side, and
ou hi» maternal side from the Walshes of Ireland.
Xi one tim« the entire choir of the Church of
Lifinere. in Southern Ireland, was composed of the
Walsh family. Mr. Franklin's mother and uncle
were both noted lingers of the city of Waterford.
About the time of his marriage Mr. Franklin was
the captain of an independent military company
named after Commodore Decatur. In 1857 he joined
Uie New-York 7th Regiment. He saw active service
m the "Rock Boy" note of that year and in the de
fence of Washington and Annapolis in 1861. With
his regiment be took part In the dedication of the
Bunker Hill monument He also assisted in the re
,-s.j.nfm to the nrrt Japanese Embassy to this coun
try, in IST& Mr. FrankUs is now a. member of the
MR. AND MRS. J. B. FRANKLIN.
XTLo celebrated their golden wedding yesterday
Ml Regiment Veteran Corps and Lafayette Post,
G. a- R.
B«!aes being a successful architect. Mr. Franklin
his followed in the footsteps of tome of his ances
tor* and been the Inventor of more than one device
n«lF -' to architects and builders.
Mr and Mrs. Franklin have had a family of
«leves children. Four sons and three daughters are
Uriag. Their youngest son Is superintendent of the
Taeensa and Seattle Railway. Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin live at No. 396 East
Twelfth-st.. Flatbush, Brooklyn, where the anni
versary was celebrated.
PLUCKY GIRL HOLDS BURGLARS.
Shuts Door of Streetcar Until the Police
Arrive and Capture Them.
John O'Neill, twenty-eight years old. of No.
?1S East Twer.ty-ninth-st.: Valentine Dunn,
twenty-four years old. of No. 150 East Twenty
thini-e 1 _ and William Clark, thirty-seven years
eld, of No. 342 East Twenty-thlrd-st.. were held
In J2.000 ball each for trial on the charge of
burglary by Magistrate Flammer, in the York
\ill*> police court yesterday. The complainant
against them was Mrs. Annie Newklrk. of No,
j4S East Thirty-first-st., who identified them as
three men who nad robbed her apartments three
The burglars were discovered last night In the
basement of the house No. 151 East Thirty-flfth
st. by the Janitress. Mrs. Mary Chance. She
gave the alarm, and the men fled to a Lexing-
Ton-aye. car going downtown. A plucky young
voiran passenger on tbe car shoved the sliding
doors in the rear together, imprisoning the three
men until Detective Sergeant Brady and Police
man Kelsey, of the East Thlrty-fifth-st. station,
who had been in hot pursuit, reached the car
LTTTLE JOSEPH'S STORY OF THE RACEi
Won $200 vita $2 at Saratoga, and Then
Woke Up in Grand Central Station.
Jo**ph flanker., thirteen sears old. from Troy,
applied for shelter at the rooms' of the children's
today iate on Friday night. On* of the society's
officers told Justice V."y«M. in the. Children's Court,
yesterday, the boy nad appealed to the society
»U»iii six sjmnfhs ago with a similar story, young
H*n*en said that he saved op U and went to Sara
toga, where a ir.ar. him a Up on De Tte»*k«
laot week and ha played the, horse and won (200.
"Why,"' said the Court, wise on the races, "the
iaet time De Keszke tan be came third, and he only
paid even money to show."
•'Oh. well,'' replied the toy. "the man gave me a
iot of other good things, and I cashed on all of
tfcem. Then he took n.e to dinner, and after the
toiner he aske d me to smell of a new kind of per
fUs»«sry he bed on his silk handkerchief. It must
tiave beer, 'dope' of seme kind, for the next thing I
knew sras when a brakesaan on a New-York Cen
tral train woks me up and '. found myself on the
rear platform of a train in t}.«> Grand Central Ela
tion. My money was tH gone."
Justice tt'yati remanded the boy to the care of
th» children's society that the. Etory might ba In-
rHCOMPETXNCY LAW SUSTAINED.
in Important Decision by the International
Typographical Convention Adjourns.
BL Loa!t>. Aug. 13.— At the eixth arid last day's
•esEion of the International Typographical Union
the eond deration of ihe report of the committee
n r, :ivs »as resumed. FavorabJa action was taken
by the convention on tbe r'ropositioti to provide
Car the actninisterinz of obligations by certificate
to n«w members outside iht juri»<jiction of sub
ordinate uni>ne: mal.mii morn stringent the pres
ent law rtlaUvt u> abuse and vituperative language
*gainst any memters; pro\'iding a standard of
r>tfa»are?nent I>jt linotype matrices, »nd providing
tl^st provisional member* may use the union label.
After a long discussion. In which the internal
*£n.irs of priming offices figured as a prominent
factor, tne. convention sustained the decision of
tbe executive council which upiritl the action of
* Xe*-Orlean« foreman in discharging a printer
°n tee g.-ound «f inc-ompeteiicy. The delegates
♦'b'. opponed ' '■•■ decision asserted that the printer
WrtSeßioa iiad b^tti dincaiirged because of per
«<nal f'-ejsrg. information »rning the de.d
'»or.-of the executive council had been sent to every
f-ibordinaift unioj: in the country. by the New-Or
!•»!.» unior. ' and th«" action of the convention to
"*y In sumdninr the verdict is of interest to every
muUa. jirirting office in i lie land. The convention's
«<iion cftablishvs ,i precedent which, it is satd.
"■Jill make st acc^sbsiry for a man working in any
lepa.n.n;";' of a ntmt printing olfic* to be abso
lutely competent to perfortn tha work required of
After the adaption of a unanimous vote of thanks
Jo tl»e ofhcfrs of the Louisiana Purchase Expo*l
• iin Company and to the pre-«s. the convention ad-
Journfd »»h;« die. t> iruet In Toronto the eecond
W*»> *r. A;nutt. I*3. .
SACRED BULL CUBES SNAKE CHARMEft.
Doctor Said Hindoo Trouble Was Too Much
Green" Beer, bat Brandu Knew Better.
J Bmndu. the Hindoo make charmer at Bomorki,
•arly yesterday morning was smitten with an l!l-
r >t-f.s. declared by the physician called In to be the
tfVtit of c n over-indulgence in "green" beer. Bran
"".raid one of the sods of the Hindoo pantheon
ys« (posMtMe. so be made an offering, mainly
ri'». to the bA.-red bull. The animal Is
>.<:'■'- r\ ;r-elr. ur.d on Its hairless body are engraved
RnDoaJa of more than twenty of the principal gods
known to Hindoo mythology. The boll ate the rice.
.■aa this was declared by the two priest* who
*»trh<^ to be v etgn that the god responsible for
i! 'i"''lu> i'.Un-.pf- was fully appeased. Brandu was
fcUJTS FOTJB BLOCKS AFTEE THIEF.
Mir* Lena Alfberg. twenty-three years old. of
Us, <: Stanton-st., is considered sow the fleetest
»oe»e<j yr,i.ii;g woman in her neighborhood. She
►*l;,*-< 5 this reputation last night by chasing a man
J»r four blocks through the thickly populated East
■lie streets. and catching him.
The young woman was walking along - tan ton
' . near Forsyte -st., early in the evening, when
a nun stele her chatelaine bag from her hand.
■a* streamed and gave . chase. Dodging past
!*4'*trlat!S. hcroen the street, by h/irsecars
»'■ <". *hgrm%; ehe followed the man she thought
'■*•* rhW for four blocks, and caught him. A
l-oite-eman cam* along and arrested trie man. who
: ;- ; '5 h" was Joseph Lewis of Xo. 124 Ludlow-st.
■™* Cenl^) tb«» robbery, bat was locked up on a
<"narge of petlj larceny preferred by the girl. In
;*»* purse, tae young woman add, was U and some
SECRECY IN SUICIDE.
Hotel Guest Registers Under False
Name and Takes Poison.
A young Hebr«w. supposed to be Isidore Bock,
killed himself with ryanlde of potassium on Fri
ia* night at the Hotel Roland. In East Fifty
nijtth-Fi.. wherp he had registered hhnself as
"Thomas Mason, Chicago." With his dead body
in hi* room yeeterday wm found the following
letter, addressed to th e hotel proprietor:
Dear Sir: I am more than sorry for the trouble
J have caused yxm. My name is not what I regis
tered, as I want to avoid newspaper notoriety.
Please notify at once to call here Jacob Joseph
care of 1^ Powell Sa Co., No. 244 East Beventy
fifth-st.; Ben Levy. No. tiSl Broadway; Michael
Ernst No 71» Broadway, and "Sig" H»«rschoerg.
Prescott Building. Nassau and John sts. They
will take charge of me. I owe no money to the
hotel and have no baggage. I want no change of
clothes made. I had no jewelry or money or any
thing of value with me when I oeme here.
Coroner Scboler last night received a telephone
meesage frcm Sheriff Erlanger. who Is at Long
Branch, saying be had received a letter, evidently
from the dead man, signed "Isidore Bock." Bock,
the Sheriff said, waa an employe of "Sig" Hersch
berg. in the Prescott Building. Sheriff Erlanger
•aid that "Slg" Her«chberg and himself would re
turn to the city to-morrow and that a full explan
atloa of the suicide and circumstance* surrounding
It would then be given. He refused to t«ll Coroner
fccnoler anything further about tbe case, or to road
to him the letter received at Long Braiio.li from
NATIONAL GUARD NEWS.
While officers of the National Guard cannot
criticise orders Issued by superior authority pub
licly, there Is nevertheless considerable quiet ob
jection to the order which compels regiments
going to the manoeuvre* In Virginia next month
to limit their membership to that carried on
their rolls several months ago, when orders de
tailing them were first Issued. One officer who
echoed the opinion of many, said:
"If it Is really desired to help the National
Guard master the many details of service In the
field, every officer and man who belongs to the
organizations selected to take ran In the
manoeuvres that can get away 6houid be allowed
to go. The Una 6hould not be drawn against re
cruits either, as It would be a most valuable ex
perience to them especially. They would learn
more of practical military duties at the manoeu
vres than they will be able to learn In three years
by the ordinary drills. They need the outdoor
instruction Just as much a* the older men, and
It is a great pity that young men who have been
enlisting for the purpose of Touching It' with
the regular ansy for a week should be ordered
to stay home. It Is also worthy of rote that
these rescrults have been drilling regularly all
through the warm weather and have evinced art
enthusiasm which Is deserving of the highest
commendation. It seems to me that If the future
of the National Guard Is properly considered by
the powers that be. such men are entitled to coma
consideration." The 12th Regiment, which has
been recruited up to over a thousand officers and
men, according to official oners can now only
take SO members to the manoeuvres, and the 14th
Regiment, which has a membership of over SO.),
cannot take more than 800. Both Colonel Dyer
of the 12lb and Colonel Kline of the Htb have
not only bald indoor drills all summer In order
that their men bo thoroughly trained, but have
held a. series of outdoor drills en we]!.
An election to be held in Company G of the
®th Regiment for captain, to-morrov night. Is
causing some excitement. The two candidates
are First Lieutenant Bernard P. CumraJngs. sen
ior first lieutenant In the regiment and a Spanish
War veteran, and Second Lieutenant James E.
Dillon. Supporters of Cumrnlng* say be Is being
unfairly treated because m-me new men he re
cently enlisted are. it Is said, to be prevented from
voting. Some members of Company D wish Sec
ond Lieutenant Walter Clayton Woods, of Com
r>ir.r K. for first lieutenant. He Is known n.i one
of tha best posted lieutenants in the regiment anil
Is considering the offer. Adjutant J«*hn K. Koley
is 6pen<iing a vacation camping out in Vermont.
Company W. 47th Regiment, will spend to-day
at Rockaway Beach.
The first practice day for sharpshooters at the
<~reedmojr rang* for this season will be held next
By a unanimous, vote. Lieutenant Colonel W. A.
Btokas of the 23d Regiment ha& received the nom
ination tor the office of color.el. vice Barnes, re
signed. An election will be held at an early date.
I leutenant Colonel Stokes Joined the regiment on
April 18. 188* as a private In Company I. First
Secant George K. Bryant, of Company F. bail
won tha Oliver actuate medal, awarded In the
r-cinent to the member who makes the hiprh<\-t
■cor*' In the Btate and brigade matches at Creed
Company E. nth Regiment, has elected Sergeant
Morris Kellogg, of Squadron A. second lieutenant,
vice Second Lieutenant Harris Linrtsley. promoted
first lieutenant Company A. The regiment will
drill at Van Corth.r.dt Park next Thursday night,
and the rations will be served at the armory on
Major EGmund II- Mitchell, of the 14th Regi
ment, who has been relieved from duty and placed
under military arrest by Colonel Kline for an al
leged infraction of military regulations in con
nection with the differences between him and Colo
nel Kline, served in the War of the Rebellion in
the 51st New- York Volunteers, and he is the only
officer now in the regiment who served in the
Civil War He first Joined the 14th on February
hiico Veins? transferred on that data from the
Old 3™h n?£m£u which h- joined on December
« I*7 The charges on which the order or arrest
issued by Colonel Kline are based concern tho
a'tton of the major in sending charges against
colonel direct to brigade headquarters. Instead
S flrit mine to Colonel Kline, as required by
military regulations. Friends of Major Mitchell
My that no court martial will be convened, but
that order" will be Issued from the adjutant gen
eralVofT.ee dtamlKlnff the charges an.l ordering
the major to be restored to duty.
Company A. J4th Regiment, has unanimously
elected First Lieutenant Edward Sullivan captain.
vic>* Wtnrate. resirned. He Joined the regiment
m December. fierved with it In the volun
teer army In the war with Spain. .
SPECIAL FIRE NIGHTS AT MANHATTAN.
The Royal Arcanum will hang out Its banners on
the outer walls at Manhattan Beach to-morrow, for
Monday will be Royal Arcanum night In Pain's
Amphitheatre. Not only will Decatur blow up the
Philadelphia and the Constitution broadside the
pirate fleet but there will be numerous fireworks
«r£ialtieT to win the. attention of the Arcanumites
\ l '^cJtre"v will have its fire night on Tuwday
f&JSSsS M«rphy -Gov^orV^e. and
£h}£rf r ,v l-efng n- rentenirV <>' Preble's third
fixed after the spectacle.
ORDER FOR HART'S DEPORTATION.
+>.- iTnmtm.tK'n authorities on Ellis Island were
pttmen"of Commerce .d *"»".%* *^r£
order for the deportaUon of the Rev. « harles
Alfred Burleicb-Hart. Hart is now on Ellis Island.
SatioS authorities, he ha» not denied tnat he was
hav?nc been Dardoned h« was no longer a convict
anJ w«^f lIX «o enter this country. On Friday
that the information against roe was
given by some one connected with church affairs,
which I think was very un-Chrlstianlike.
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY, ACGUST 14. 1904.
Fancy Mull Tic* and Scarfs, value 50c. to ? 1.00 2
Embroidered Mull Tics and Scarfs, value 85c. to $1.-2,5. . . . sOC
Fancy Lace Stocks, in white and ecru:
also in black silk; value $1.00 to $2.00
Prices Reduced in
Irish Crochet Cape Collars, Cuffs to match.
Noveities in Fancy Collarettes.
New Valenciennes Sets,
Net Top Laces, Insertions and Allorrrs,
Point Venice Allovers,
Chantillv Sets in black and white, including 45-inch Flouncing.
Chiffons, Mousselines, Veilings.
Embroideries, Handkerchiefs, Parasols.
Gloves — Hosiery.
BUTCHER MEN IN RIOT.
Violence Continues on East Side —
Prices Go Up a Little.
In spite of the heavy police guard, rioting and
attacks on the men who have taken their places
repeated yesterday by the striking beef
butchers. Richard Sargent, colored, of No. 440
West Forty-nfth-st.. employed as a meat car
rter by SehwarzschiM & Sulzberger, was at
tii. k«d at the entrance of the plant at Forty
fifth -st.. and after vainly attempting to shield
bis bead from ;t rain of sticks, stones and other
ralMolei he ran down the avenue, pursued by
part of tho crowd.
At Forty-second-st. Policeman Shanley •went
to his rescue. The crowd did not seem to be at
all awed. It continued to assail the negro, and
even directed boom missiles at Shanley. Women
and children on the roofs of tenement houses
threw sticks and bricks down at Shanley and
Sargent, who stood at bay. Sargent, bleeding
from cuts on his bead and face, became too
frightened to stand his ground, and Bed further
down the avenue. Th>- strikers stopped their at
tack on the policeman and ran sifter th» negro.
Shanley ran with them to Thirty-Hjrhth-st..
where the appearance of other policemen so in
timidated the rioters that they dispersed, dis
appearing 50 quickly that none of them were ar
Several arrests were '.'if during the early
afternoon. The prisoners were charged with in
citing; a riot. They were riding uptown on a
First-aye. car. and at Forty-se.venth-st. jumped
off. A man who had nothing to do with strikes
or riots was walking along, and the strikers
approached him and began to Call "Scab!" The
cry was taken up by a crowd, but before there
could be any trouble Patrolmen Wllkes and
Clarke seized the strikers and hustled them to
the East Flfty-flrst-st. station.
A few minutes later Zele Markowitz and Otto
Gushoskritsky were arrested, charged with riot
ing. Markowltz was driving a wagon ahead of
a heavy truck of the United Dressed Beef Com
pany. He drove zigzag across tho street, to re
tard the heavy truck. When he was arrested
Gushoskritsky Interfered. When arraigned be
fore the sergeant at the station, Markowltz
threatened to wipe out the place, with the ser
geant as a flail, and said if the sergeant came
from behind the desk he would "have his heart
cut out.** These statements caused him to be
locked up at once.
Moro than one hundred poUcoTnen were sta
tioned last night in the striking district In first-
Bye. TT^.e strikers were «iuiet then. To-morrow
ten mounted men and ten bicycle policemen
will be assigned to the dlstrirt, in addition t>>
the special and regular men who are now ti^r.'.
Th.- I'nited Dresue.l Peel Company kli !«-.i ■
few head of cattle yesterday, but the Schwar*
nchlld & Butxberger company did not kill any.
Mr. Josephs, of the latter firm, said that every
thing was satisfactory to him. Several wagons
of the two packing houses were t«ent out under
the guard of patrolmen.
Mfat prices showed little change In the city
yesterday. In small representative butcher's
chops on the Ea3t Side a Tribune reporter was
told that while meat had. gone up us much as
three and four cents a pound since the Chicago
strike opened, priors were virtually the aame as
they were the preceding week. The Kosher
butchers received no supplies on Friday, and
only a 6mall supply the day previous. Yesterday
l(f-iiig the Jewish Sabbath, there was practically
no business done at all. The prices asked were
the same as usual.
U\IXT MA YOU TO MEDIATE
But Both Packers and Strikers
Think It Will Be Useless.
Chicago, Aug. -There were few develop
ments in the packers' strike to-day, and it is not
probable that there will be any before Monday,
when a committee of retail dealers will call on
Mayor Harrison and ask linn to act as mediator
in the strike. The Mayor declines to say what
he will do until after he has received the com
mittee, but has expressed himself as anxious to
do anything in his power to end the strike.
The packers declined to say this afternoon
whether they would accept the mediation of the
Mayor. They declared that they would, of
course, receive him and hear any proposition
that he cared to advance, but it was manifestly
Impossible for them to say in advance what ac
tion they would take. They Intimated plainly,
however, that the answer they had given to the
committee of retail dealers, when they declined
to have any further conferences with the strik
ers, was not likely to be modified under present
President Donnelly, of the butchers, admit
ting that he waa ready to waive some of the de
mands that have caused the deadlock between
the packers and their employes, said to-day that
he did not believe there waa any prospect of an
Immediate settlement of the strike. He Bald:
"I think we would \>e willing to waive the
clause upon which we first insisted, providing
for the reinstatement of all men within ten days
and ail the skilled men within forty-eight hours.
Such concession, however, would have to be
made by the allied trades conference board."
The discovery was made to-day that four of
the largest packing companies affected by the
strike are operating without a license from the
city of Chicago. Approval of all "censes to
slaughter must be made by the municipal Health
Commissioners. The strikers are hoping that
the absence of Mcenses will Lave a bearing on
the success of the Mayor's attempt to settle the
8 Police Chief O"Neil and Police Inspector Hunt,
who has direct charge of the stockyard* district,
laid formal charges before the Mayor this after
noon against Justice John Fittgerald, who. it is
alleged by the police, has discharged the great
majority of the rioters brought before him, no
matter how etrong the evidence against them
might be. Yesterday, the police say, he dis
chargtd M aty out of twenty-three men
brought before him. The Mayor sent a eum
mons to Justice Fitzgerald to appear at the Clt>
Hall and answer the charges.
The Justice failed to appear this afternoon and
will be called on Monday. He declared that he
W as doing hie utmost to render fair decisions.
but the police say tha,t they have much evidence
On Monday also the report of Building Com
missioner Williams and of Health Commissioner
Reynolds, who have finished an Inspection of the
sleeping quarters of the non-union men at the
stock yards, will be made public It is said that
it will make no recommendation, but will submit
some strong evidence against the advisability of
allowing the men to be housed as at present.
Women to-day led a mob which stoned the
house of Julia Kallch, forewoman in Armour &
Co.'s plant. She had refused to join the strike.
Many windows were broken. When a patrol
wagon arrived the crowd fled.
The packers to-day made public figures to re
fute President Donnelly's statement that the
average wage of the men is only $6 50 a week.
According to the packers' compilation, the aver
age wage in tbe killing department was $9 46 a
week. In other departments, where the men
worked from five to fifteen hours longer each
week, the wage was between $10 and $12.
Typhoid fever, which threatens to become epi
demic among the strikers' families in the dis
trict west of the stockyards, is now feared in
the ranks of the strike breakers. "Tony"
Brooks, a non-union workman at the Armour
plant, has been removed from his home to a
hospital suffering from the fever. A man and a
woman employed as strike breakers at the Swift
plant were removed to hospitals to-day suffering
from ailments supposed to be typhoid fever.
President Donnelly to-day received word that
a settlement had been reached with the Ne
braska Packing Company, at Nebraska City.
N%i>.. through which more than five hundred
unHm men returned to work after a lockout of
more than a month. Union recognition and
other points demanded by the union are said to
have been granted.
The Nebraska Packing Company is one of the
larcr Independent concerns. The resumption of
work at this plant would increase the inde
pendent onion output of beef and provisions ma
JERSEY UNIONS BOYCOTT BEET TRUST.
Essex Trades Council Orders Men to Buy of
Independents or Go Without.
The. Essex Trades Council, at Newark. N. J.. last
night decided to "boycott the Beef Trust's goods
until thn trouble between the trust and Its em
ploys is settled. Twenty-three delegates voted in
favor of the boycott, five opposed it and a number
did n<>t vite. Every union man In Essex County. If
lie compiles with the mandato of the council, will
cither hay« to buy meat slaughtered by independent
wholesalers or else go without altogether.
The proposition to boycott Is said to have come
from the local sheep butchers* union. Some of the
delegates while the question was being discussed
declared that they could not get along without
meat, but they were quieted by a delegate who sub
mitted a list of Independent dealer? who he said
were able to "supply the whole city If necessary.
COURTROOM AIR IS FOUL.
Magistrate Cornell's Throat Poi
soned at Essex Market.
Magistrate. Cornell, who has been sitting In Essex
Market court for ten days, and has several more
days to !>lt there, came back from Esopus yester
day, after paying a ristt to his doctor, who is
spending the summer to that village. Tha magis
trate is worried about his throat, which is sore as
a result of his sitting in what is said to be the
most filthy police court in the city. Ho said yes
terday that his doctor had told him that ha had
been poisoned in the throat, probably from the
atmosphere Of the courtroom. The doctor pre
scribed a course or treatment which the magistrate
will follow rigidly for the next few .weeks.
Mr. Cornell said yesterday that the ailments
which have Incapacitated Magistrates Mott. Meade
and Barlow were all contracted in Essex Maret
• court Mr Cornell always sits in this court with
a bottle of smelling salts in front of him. and he
uses the disinfectant almost constantly. He said
yesterday that Magistrate Klammer and Justice
j,,; UHi when they were sitting in the court, con
tracted diphtheria, and were laid up for months.
About one thousand persons are In Essex Mar
ket court daily. Comparatively few of them
could be accused of taking a bath oftener than
' twice -i year, and this fact. Mr. Cornell says, Is
' the reason why the court Is dangerous. The
: building is to be torn down in a few months to give
I place to a new one.
ACTOR DIES ALONE.
Wife Dead and Young Children Travelling
Through Country in Vaudeville.
Clifford Lamont, forty-six years old. an actor,
who had a room at the Sturtevant Hotel, No. 143
West Thlrty-fifih-st.. was found dead in his bed
yesterday by an employe of th* hotel. Ills death
WSS believed to have been due. to the use of
morphine. He was said to have a mother. Mrs.
Aspinall, living at Cottage City. Mass.. and be
lieved to be wealthy. . , ,
Two years ago his wife died, and his two chil
dren. Clifford liraont, Jr. eleven years old and
Marie seven years old, are travelling through the
country In vaudeville under the name of "The
Lumont Children." Mrs. Lamont was said at the
hotel to be the actress for whom Theodore Kremer
wrote the book and play entitled "For Her Chil
C. VANDERBILT WON'T BE CAPTAIN.
Hasn't Time to Give the Job. He Says— Will
Remain Lieutenant in 12th Regiment.
Lieutenant Cornelius Vanderbllt, of Company D,
12th Regiment, who received the offer of captaincy
of 'the company to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Captain J. W. L. Cleland. ha« writ
ten a letter to Colonel Dyer, in which he declines
the nomination on the ground that he would b*
urabie to devote the necessary time in fill the
duties of the office properly.
lieutenant Vanderbllt says that he appreciates
the honor offered him. but at th« same time he
realties the great responsibility of company com
mander and the time required to till the office
prc.perlv. The lieutenant also says that he finds
?hat a great deal of work lias accumulated In his
six months abroad, and that he prefers simply to
retain hi- present rank of first lieutenant.
Ueuter.ant Henry S. Dudley, who^ Joined the
regiment in May, 1902. has been sleeted captain.
HAMBURG-AMERICAN'S NEW LINE.
The Hamburg- American Line will start a new
Continental service to Naples. Genoa. Trieste and
Flume on October t, to be maintained by the new
twin screw steamships Prtnz Adalbert, Prins Oskar.
Palatia and Phoenicia. The steerage rates tm this
new service will be SIS to Italy and $16 to Trieste
and Fiume. This is the beginning of a hew move
ment against the Cunard Line, in which the com
petition will be directed against its Italian and
RUMANIAN PICNIC TO-DAY
The Rumanian Christian Society Dorul holds the
ftrst annual picnic at Scnules Park. Main-st.. near
Park-aye.. Fort Lee. N. J . to-day. The proceeds
will go to the death and sick benefit fund of the
3L Altmtm & €it
IMPORTANT SALE OF LACE CURTAINS.
for Monday and Tuesday, August .Fifteenth and Sixteenth, at &a
fallowing reduced prices:
600 Pain Irish Point Lace Curtains; forma- prices, $8 50 and
$10.50 per pair, at ;. -1 - . $575 wd 7JO
500 Pairs French Renaissance Lace Curtains ; former prices. $12.50
to $16.00 per pair, at ... $8.75 and 10.C0
B. ALTMAN & CO. on Monday. August Fifteenth, will open
their assortments of Imported and Domestic BEDSPREADS.
Californian and Eastern BLANKETS, also Down or Wool
Filled COMFORTABLES, in Silk or Satin.
Th« following are offered at Special Prices for Monday and Tuesday:
Californian Blankets, single bed size, . $3.75 and 4.25 Pair
double bed size. 5.00 " 530 "
extra large bed size, 6.50. 8.50, 11.00 "
nineteenth Street ana SlxtD Jtomt, Rcw Vcrs.
CAUSE OF THE CIVIL WAR
Death of Man Whose Resistance of
Fugitive Slave Law Brought It On.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: There died on Wednesday last a man of
whom it ml^ht be said without gross exaggeration
that he was the cause of the Civil War. It is
needless to say that behind it all was "the Ir
repressible conflict," but the only overt acts that
the South could muster in support of its charges
against the North were those In resistance to the
enforcement of the Fugitive Slave law. And the
most flagrant and sensational of theie was the
event In which Sherman M. Booth was the central
figure. This could be plausibly cited as demon
strating the deliberate purpose of a Northern State,
with the sanction of Its courts, to nullify the act
The "underground railroad" had a number of
stations In Southeastern Wisconsin, where run
away slaves were harbored until they could be put
aboard vessels on Lake Michigan that would land
them in Canada. At one of these, near Racine,
Joshua Glover found refuge after escaping from
his master In Missouri. He was betrayed by one
of his own race, a miscreant named Turner, and
a warrant was procured from the United States
district Judge and placed In the tands of Deputy
United States Marshal Cotton. Cotton, with a
posse of six men. went to the house where Glover
was playing cards with Turner and another col
ored man. The officers demanded admittance, and
Turner immediately unbolted the door. Glover wu
knocked down with a bludgeon, and treated with
the utmost cruelty before he waa manacled, put on
a wagon and driven off.
When the people of Racine heard of theae pro
ceedings they were stirred to wild excitement. A
mass meeting was held and resolutions adopted
demanding that the alleged fugitive slave have a
fair trial. It waa learned that Glover had been
taken to Milwaukee and placed in the county Jail.
A committee of one hundred citizens took the first
boat for that city avowedly In furtherance of the
At this time Sherman M. Booth, who was a
graduate of Yale College, was the Editor and pub
lisher of "The Milwaukee Free Democrat." the
organ of th« most radical abolitionist*, He was a
bitter writer, an orator of considerable power and
a born agitator. It was he who was advised by a
telegram from the Mayor of Racine of the arrest
of Glover. Forthwith bo issued an extra, which
was distributed about the of Milwaukee.
Than a report gained currency that Glover would
be tried that afternoon and spirited back to bond
age. Booth, who was nothing it not theatrical,
mounted a horse, and. hatless, with his long hair
floating in the wind, rode through the city shout
ing. "Freemen, to the rescue!" (Nobody has ever
accounted for the fact, but the abolitionists of
that day almost invariably wore their hair r«ach
iag to their shoulders.)
A mass meeting was held in the courthouse
square, which assumed such proportions that tne
militia was called out. but refused to respond. Tne
excitement was feverish, but temperate counsels
prevailed in the end, and it was resolved to have
recourse to the expedients of the law. A writ of
habeas corpus as serve* on the sheriff, but ha
made return that Glover waa not in his custody.
Then a like writ was served on the deputy mar
shal, but the United States district judge an
nounced that it would not be obeyed, and that no
earthly power could take Glover out of Jail before
the following Monday, when he would have his
hearing. But a mob is an unearthly power.
In the mean time the committee had arrived from
Racine accompanied by the sheriff of the county,
who had a warrant for the arrest of Deputy Mar
shal Cotton and Garland, the owner of Glover, on
a charge of assault and battery. Both called en
thn crowd to go to supper, but instead they made
a rush tot the jail, and in fifteen minutes the siave
was on Ills way to Waukesha behind a fast team
and consideraDly ahead of battled pursuers. Thence
he was smuggled back tj lUeine. pin on board a
boat and delivered saiely In Canada.
On the evening i~>t the rescue Qarland was ar
rested by the sheriff of Racing County. Judge Mil
l*-r Issued *. writ of hauea? corpus and released
him on the ground, aiming others, that he was
justified in using any degree or Violence, even to
tlie taking of lite, to secure possession of Ms slave.
Booth wn-i arrested for violating the Fugitive Slave
law, and upon a hearing betor* a United States
Commissioner was bound over to await the action
of the trami jury. Hail was promptly forthcom
ing but soon after be was tfurreiulr-roil by his
bondsmen for the purpose of proceedmg by a writ
of habeas corpus. ! -- -- ■- i
The writ was granted by a. Lv Smith. Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court i»i \Vi»v-»>nsin, «"«
upon the return and arguments of counsel, I o»>th
was discharged from custody This decision »«
based on several ground*, the principal ona "♦'Uls
thit the Fugitive Slave law was unconstitutional.
On an LiPiw^il to »he full b<ru-h the «leciaion waa
unanimously affirmed. Justk* Crawford concur
ring ■•]■ a. technical point, but dissenting &s to th«>
unconstitutional^- of the Act of ls£'«. For this lie
was retired from the bench at ih»> n«?xt election.
Booth was tried in the United rftat^s Dbjtrict
Court in January. 18.'». Judge Miller charged the
jury that tha fact alone thnt the prisoner drafted
and presented at the meeting In the courthouse
square the follow ins; resolutions was mamftt to
'Every person has an Indefeasible r«ui to a lair
and Impartial trial by Jury on all questions in
volving iw?rsonal- liberty.
"That the writ of habeas corpus i> a great de
fence of freedom, and that we demand for tuts
prisoner, as well as for our own protection, ti.at
this sacred writ shall bo obeyed.
"That we pledge ourselves to stand oy th!s pris
oner And do our utmost to secure him -i rajr and
impartial trial by Jury." *.?'<
Aft-r deliberates lor Seven hours, the jury re
turned a verdict of guilty. Three of U.°.r MrcifcK
presented a declaration t,. the effect that while
th.-v felt bound to o*rform ■'■ mo*« aatntul duty
they regarded the Fugitive SUve act aa a cruel
and odious law. and the act* of the ..risoa^r as
"noble, benevolent and humane. A motion for a
new trial was promptly denied, and Hooth wss
sentenced to one month's imprisonment an* .i fine
°Appilica > tion 'w^s ' made to the Supreme Court of
Wisconsin for a writ of habeas corpus. wh'ch was
promptly granted. On the d-> fixed for the re
turn of the writ the prisoner and his counsel were
escorted to the station to take the train for Mad -
son )v» band or music and a large crowd of citi
«n« amid ringing of bells and the firms of
cannon. A few days later the Supreme Court r. n
rtered its decision discharging Booth from the cus
tody of the United States marshal. It also in
structed the clerk not to send up tne papers on an
appeal to the Supreme Court of th<» United States.
and to .lisobey a writ of *rrcr from that tribunal.
The United States Supreme Court took coß
nizance of the case without the records, and its
decisions miv *• found In In re U. S. v. Booth.
«How 476 and Ableman v. Booth, a How. f*v
U «enT down its remittitur requiring the State
court to review its action, and to remand Booth
to federal custody to serve his sentence. This the.
Suiireme Court of Wisconsin refused to do. deny
ing that the Supreme Court of the Untied States
had authorttv to control Its action in th« premises.
T'udHc opinion, by a clear majority, wastevor
able to the State court. Meeting* were held in a
number of places, fund* raised to resist the opera
tion of the offensive law and much violent
declamation was indulged In. As we have seen.
Judge Crawford was defeated for re-election on
that distinct Issue, and Orsamus Cole was chosen
as his successor. Two years later Byron Paine,
one cf Booth's counsel, was elected associate Jus
tice. The legislature adopted resolution* sustain
ing the Supreme Court of the State and threaten
ing resistance to the federal authority. Dunne
this excitement a Senatorial election occurred.
The Republican candidates were Timothy O.
Howe, James R. Doolittle and Alexander W. Ran
dall. They were asked to communicate their
views to the caucus. Howe hated slavery, t hoc
recognized the supremacy of the federal govern
ment within the limitations of Its constitutional
authority, and nobly refused to bow before the
storm. Randall was more radical ; but Dooltttl*
urged that the State of Wisconsin should ■ turn
Itself loose and whip the United States of Amer
ica! That took the cake; Doollttl* was elected.
Senator. _ . ,
The youns Republican party of Wisconsin had
adopted the resolutions of 1798 as Its platform, had.
chosen John C. CalhciE as Its exemplar, aid only
differed with Jeff Davis as to the doct^-nie of State
Rights In that he was too conservative! One who
as a small boy saw some of the events narrated.
and now writes of them, shared In the spirit ef
the tlmt and did not permit himself to doubt:
that United States Judges, marshals at Id omn»
genus had horns and hoofs and a full Mephis
In March. l*>o, Booth was arrested on a warrant
Issued in pursuance of his conviction In the United,
States District Court. And now the State Su
preme Court failed him. Chief Justice Walton,
bad died, and his successor. Luther 3. Dison. held,
that the Fugitive Slave act waa constitutional.
Judge Paine declined to sit. for the reason that ne
had been one of Booth's counsel: so the court was
equally divided, and two successive application*
for a writ of habeas corpus were denied. . Booth
was confined In the Custom House at Milwaukee.
In August a party of eight persons went there
at noon, seized the guard, opened the door and
walked off with the prisoner, losing up the guard
In his place. One of this party was General O. H.
La Grange, subsequently colonel of the Ist "Wis
consin Cavalry, the regiment that captured Jeff
Davis and now a promirent citizen of New-York.
Booth mado no attempt to conceal himself or
leave the State, and two months later was ar
rested at Berlin, an-! confined again tn the Custom
House at Milwaukee. There he remained for
some months, occasionally issuing a manifest.,
which served to keep alive the excitement.
After 'he election of Lincoln, in November. im.
Senator 'Doolittle foresaw that it would have an
unwholesome effect upon the condiUons prevailing
hr«-anted a pardon. Previous to thin Booth*
property ha« been seized and sold on a Judgraer.r.
fna civil action tha' hart been recovered by Gar
\?r,A for th« value of Glover. After his release
Bolth 'remained for SmU time In Milwaukee, and
£urit?"nm his death, which occurred on th%
fch Srt. at tha age^inety^two.^ <yTK^
Washington. Aug. 13. 13»*.
THE TAVERN'S SUPPORTERS BUST.
Edward Atkinson Suggests an "Artistio"
That criticism Is not the only portion of the Sab
way Tavern for Moderation In Drinking was shown
yesterday when Bishop Potter forwarded to Presi
dent Joseph Johnson. Jr, of the tavern company
contributions which he had received by mail. They
came from people who did not understand that the
tavern has strong financial backing and promise*
to pay a profit to Its backers Instead of being to
n A^° m^cS«o«^ecXw«.lettarfrt»
Clement M. Seaman, of the Auditorium Aaaa*.
Chicago, which read:
•1 will esteem the courtesy of your very xmesr
conveying the within small offering to the Subway.
Tavern, which I see by the press that you sanction.
£?£%• can view the reeling drunkard and the
thief (those convicted and crucified by pubUe opte
ion. not the prosperous and undiscovered enaa
among us) with the eye of tender pity and! ws
may flatter ourselves that we are making SBSBS
progress In Christianity."
A suitable framed decoration for the wan or IBS)
tavern will be purchased with Mr. Seaman's check.
Among the many letters favoring the experiment
which have been sent to the tavern Is one tress ■»
ward Atkinson, who writes from Heata HIE.
Brookline. Mass.: _
••You are opening a saloon -which I have long naa
In mind, but, being too old and too busy, have oev«B
pushed. I had limited my thought to a beer saloon,
but there is equal reason to Include ■P£lta..ja
place of free lunch, however, my Idea £•<»••••
t.' put broth, pea and bean soup. "^^JJ
one side of the saloon at five ««»»»«»»•
The other so as to set up a competition. In UM
-ons- ruit'l think the broth would beat the beer.~
'.Vr .Tkinson then told of a visU made to a tag
StSSSSi i^thlfit wL^gt-iS
S w fnou-h to the knackers to supply
one of Its two thousand employe* a pint of
•iv which could be rnaa* at much less
bro » ,ha n tVnTarv gUisses of beer. It 'ooked into
lUk-Jsfnc* P^hop Hotter devlicawd the ptoce. Yes
rt?i.,v afteVnoo" The women of a comic opera conr
''^■f\woop". ilown on the utvern. distribute
.aU-ut nt virious interesting attitude
« i uer* nhoto^rnphetS. It waa done in President
'rnhnWß SSSeTand .lid not please aim greatU.
foamins glaw was bRABSbt tv her.
NOT STTRE OF HIS NEXT MEaX-
In a squalid room, whic'-i serves as dUUns room.
*£ with no prosit of b.ms a.:* to »,«« the*
OS**/* Coogan. the unfortunate ma,. enUsted*|
the army at the outbreak of the Civil War. runnlas
.wa^rrom home Is do so. He served in tha 12th
Pennsylvania Cavalry, and took part la seven bat
tie,, remaining in the serrica until the clcse c!
iosmSU when ha came to *«r-Y«* «*• «£
tien tweaty-nve years old. and married. B«hw
fond of horses, he sought employment to staWa*.
and for the last forty years has been a driver to*
various cab and coach companies- Last ■*>****
ber while he was driving one of the United State.
Senate talk of the lighting days of tola youth.
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