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V OL LXV- • N°" 21.624.
TAKING THE BODY FROM GF/NTIRAL WHEELER'S. STSTER'S HOUSE, NO.
173 COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN.
HO.VOR A HERO'S BODY.
TIGHT IX G JOE'S FUNERAL
Thousands Bow Reverently as the
Procession Goes By.
Whitp haired veterans of the North stood Bide
by Bide with white haired veterans of the South
jTFterday In St. Thomas's Episcopal Church,
v. E -.. and West rSd-Ft.. where -vlcof were
j. ;d evT the body of "Fighting Joe" Wheeler.
The ferv'.ces were at 2:30 o'clock. The body
of the old warrior, wrapped In the "rebel" flag
fcf loved so well and covered with the Stars and
Stripes he honored, 'was escorted to the church
by en Imposing military procession. Iviter the
body was taken to Washington, where it will be
buried In Arlington Cemetery beside scores Of
brave fighting men of the North and South.
The funeral procession left the home of his
Bister, Mrs. Sterling Smith. No. 173 Columbia
Height*. Brooklyn, just before 1 o'clock, the
cofT:n being placed on a caisson by six sergeants
of the Bth Infantry. A squad of mounted po-
He* led the procession, -with a detail of troops at
the t. J . a of the caisson.
In the carriages which followed were Mr. ar.d
Mrs. Sterling Smith; the daughters. Misses
Carrip, Annie and Lucy; Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
Harris, Mr. pr.d Mrs. W. Merchant, William
Kirkland, Gordon Buck and others.
A soldier led a saddled black horse, with the
boots reversed in the stirrups and the sword of
th* dfcad general tied to the pommel. This was
the goM Hired sword presented to General
Wheeler by Post No. 118, G. A. R.. of Massa
chusetts, on Memorial Day, 1899.
Squadron C, of Brooklyn, and the Eighth In
far.try fell In line, and the procession moved
across the bridge. The fiags on both towers of
the bridge ■wer- 1 at halfmai=t, and thousands of
men. men and children lined the streets from
the h'iai« to the church.
On the : lla.ll rark
ths 71sl ■ immand of Colonel
•nd Battery, under com
;•-.-. ard K4th
companies of coast artillery and several poets of
Spanish War Veterans" associations were drawn
up. These fell In behind Squadron C and
marched to ti,e church.
PROFESSION REACHES CHURCH.
Whet the bead of the procession reached the
front of the church the. Bth Infantry lined up
on th« east Bids of the. avenue at present arms.
Ib* ether rr.llit.iry bodies as they came to a
lfi.ll lined up tfl the Fame manner, and the
cuss followed by the carriages of the rela
tJTfcj and the army 'bus of pallbearers, pro
ceeded to the rntranre of the church.
The tig crowd that filled the sidewalks and
the pi/5e ptreets bsred their heads reverently as
th eight stalwart Infantrymen lifted the coffin
tad tor* It Into the church.
The honorary pallbearers wore Colonel J. J.
A«tor, R. T. Wilson. Fitch Smith. Dr. John
tvyeth, John McKesson. 8. R. Bertron. Dr.
"winiam M. Polk, Commander Parker. V. S. M.;
Archer Rnntington, General J. H. Wilson. Gen
«ral Kent, of Kent's Battery fame; Senator
Clark, of Montana; Charles S. F'sirehtld Gen
era! 0. O. Howard, D. 6. A., retired; General
Stewart Woodford, Dr. R. Ogden remus, Dr.
Parrtus and J. Pierpont Morgan.
When th* coffin was placed on th« pedestals
tie vested choir of Rt. Thomas's entered the
church singing "Lead. Kindly Light." Follow
ing the psal'^r ar,d the reading of the Episco
pal burial lesion by the li*-v. Dr. Btirea, rector.
an ' i a hymn by the choir, Dr. Stires said:
lt7 hs n ° : " " f the P reat occasions of our
mm. w e h ay ,. Jvrl tQ honor the memory of a
we man. | ... not t-r-ak to you of him prin
*JWT as a citizen, statesman or soldier, for
;■•" ■•»• r<- r "-.-i of his deeds Is far more elo
<j--..t than any praise of ours could be. It Is
Sti2" ir ' tJi i Thl; kel this hour, Was he en
you :o l °cled<i ral: ' A Knat? It iB not difficult for
Hi was distinguished by courage without
r.e<«K Y r ' v wlS(j " ln without pride, by gentle
h~«i».2r out w *--ikness. by patience without
uXarrt " aJ - d ' y J UBtlc e which always leaned
as- r-' r '>' H- honored man, he trusted
v"'"' f ra To * v " rv man h« -■•... to give his
Th' x iUDß t*nc«. his art
Jo* Ms*?.. , __.. Vf .,, 0n ,.,. pnil] thßt thP Rrftnt .
thoSf ' ta the kingdom of heaven wae he
M«n U " £ ' ;n 'ant of all. Know you ever a
rriore ready lhan he to be the servant of
••r\rr, R ,, ri , TIRIK AS fiTATKSJIAN; .
•-r In the home circle, able and lncor
t^ r ■' ' • Mat» -srnan, as a soldier, a chev'
i^it - N "''r'h gives him unstinted honor. The
id—, wen In h-r rrlef, is proud of her ever
Bjff" 0 f 'ubii. for whose freedom he fought,
■ssk* w her xrwf a«rf»ss tb*- waven, and th»
cla'ii' i.'" ; '' ! P»USSi f'-r a moment to-day to de
this wr:s indeed a man.
r-rf u>r " »• lutle «>f Kadne.ss here. We. are
lifiZT u ' : ' : " rHnng a ■lefeat; it is the victory of
_ tftf. triumph of a noble character
cf n, e^- r!le::an ur 'afraid" stands In the presence
to h *"'■ "' man ; a «'hrlßtian soldier Is < ailed
h'-n < i v'u '' irtorf! - where his commander (rre<-t3
"•« m iOTlng welcome, and promotes him to a
c-rterc -rter eervic
*& tte church seats had been reserved for the
»*;'b*ar»TS, the etaff of Brigadier General Fred
«nck ru-ra Grant, V. 8. a ; Colonel Bates, of the
■ lM ; the <jmc<r« c,t squadron C, Brooklyn Cnp
ln WHson, commanding the Ist Battery, and
*• «'^.«.t!e«i to which the general belonged. In
«u<*ir^ the Southern, the Confederate Veterans
Wriis and the Daughters of the Confederacy.
n a "t w ' re also reeerv.'d for the alumni of
nt«hir«. ar,.-.-,iy, where General Wheeler as a
*d oanxi hi« name higher In the old brick wull
* the dormitories than any student before or
•&<*> Ms iLa«, and wh»-re h«" prepared for West
'-t th* rKi ** of the eerMces the funeral pro
"■non formed a«nln and escorted the body to
< onttuund on »«M-ond par*<
TWENTY trains A day between
JjJT York «v.d Buffalo by th# New York Central
*^ -"•g^aSW M NEW- YORK. MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 1006. -TWELVE PAGES.- trTt fSSS,
3/7?. ROCKEFELLER SOUTH.
Rumor That He Has Sailed for
A report -was current last night that John D.
Rockefeller had sailed for Europe on January fl
to Pee his daughter. Mrs. Chnrles A Strong, who
is 111 at Cannes, France. H. H. Ropers, how
ever, Mr. Rockefellers business associate, paid
that he had heard from Mr. Rockefeller within
the last week, and that he frit quite sure he was
etlll in this country. At Mr. Rockefeller's home
In this city. No. 4 West Mth-st.. it was eaid
that he -was in the South.
Dlppatches from Cleveland recently have said
that Attorney General Ha. Hey. of Missouri, de
elred Mr. Rockefeller's testimony in the oil in
quiry, but had as yet been unable to get Into
communication with him.
Risked Life Visiting Future Wife
While Fighting Federals.
[By T>'.'»rraph to The Tribune. 1
New-Orb. 28 The death of General
•Joe Wheeler has recalled to thf? mind.- of a
number of New-Orleans people the romantic
p'.ory of his courtship In Aiaba
It was in the early years of the war. G
Wheeler had been harrying the federal troops
near Chattanooga and had managed to cut off
their supplies. During a part of this campaign
he made his home on the Jones estate, In North
ern Alabama. There he met Mrs. Ella Sherrod,
the daughter of Co!' : ■ . a well known
steamboat man of a I days. I
Jones vas away at the war. Mrs. Sherrod' e
husband had died, and sh^ was left alone on the
plantation with her crippled s<->n and an invalid
mother. General Wheeler fell deeply in love
and often slipped away from his comn
.1 few hours with Mrs. Sherrod. although
the trips were made at the risk of his life.
Finally thr- federal troops burned every build
ing on the ; and Mrs. Bherrod i
her mother from the burn; > T midnight.
General Wheeler drov<
pletely out of thf neighborhood. At the i
the war Mr*. Bhei I I to becomi Mrs.
PIX)T TO KIDXAP TAYIJOR.
Indianapolis Ma //or Guards cr-Gov
ernor of Kentucky.
Tho Tribune ]
Indianapolis, Jan. 28.— Mayor Charles A. Bonk
■walter to-night confirmed a report that he had
refused an offer r.f $250,000 nnive .-it an
attempt to kidnap William B. Taylor. •
ernor of Kentucky, who is accused there of com
plicity In the murder of his rival. GoebeL The
Governor of Indiana had refused to honor ex
tradition papers for Taylor, on the ground that
for political reasons he rould not have a fair
trial in Kentucky.
Mayor Bookwalter said that he had been
a«ked to go to Cincinnati, and that there a well
known Goebel partisan offered him the money.
"Immediately upon my return from Ken
tucky." said Ifayi r Bookwalter, "I directed the
chief of police to station two men at Mr, Tav
lor's house, day and night, and this guard was
maintained for slxtv days, after which time the
district men had orders to keep a dose look
out. I also called In Mr. Taylor rind explained
to him what had transpired, and warned him to
keep closf; to hil .: c along tho
Una of kidnapping is made the officers will
Bhoot, and shoot to kill."
ROOF BURGLAR HUNT.
Tenants of Apartment Houses
Search with Drawn Revolvers.
Occupants of two apartment houses, the Mel
rose and the Hartley, in Central Park West,
had a burglar scare early this morning. Men
armed themselves and m trched the roof tops,
but the disturber escaped.
The Intruder was first seen by Isaac Isaler,
who occupies apartments on the top floor, lurk
ing at the base of th* staircase which l< >
the roof Mr. J:. for the fellow, hut be
reached the roof before Mr. Inaler got half way
-up the stairs. Mr. [saler told the superintendent,
who telephoned for the p«
Roundsman Mlnogin gather rps of
volunteer*;, and they, with drawn revolvers,
fear< lied the roof tops of both apartment houses.
THE THIRD TAFT PARTY ENGAGEMENT.
[Hv T«teST*ph to Th»- Tribune.]
Philadelphia, Jan. -^ -Congressman i;r«
venor, of Ohio, who v*a:< a member of the Tart
party which visited the Philippines, was in this
rlty to-day. He paid tho third couple who be
came eiiKafc^i on that trip an- Mrs. Nagto, of
louver, and Senator Warren, of Wyoming. Mrs.
Nagle, who i« t.i" ward of Senator Pat
joined the Taft party In Japan and wa
U to I :. Phlllppli i a«d home to th<
FINDS IMMENSE CITY OF THE MAYA3.
Mexico Oty. Jan. tl— -Count Maurice de lVn-frny.
a Vrenob •rchsjologtati hBS discovered in the Peten
district of Guatemala evidences of what bo ssyi
-.%*» an Immense city Of the ancient Mayas, whieb
will Uk«- months to Investifiatf properly, if- Will
return next year to complete his Investigations.
The Mayun people, which comprised about thirty
trlt**, Inhabitod th ? Yucatan pcnlneula and (H
laceut turrltory, *«d exhibited the Wr.eet d< jrree
of culture found among the aborigmal Amen
FLORIDA'S FAMOUS TRAINS.
•V y & Fla Br-oclal." 2.10 P. M , '11 ■ A Wo»t
Indian" Ltd..- 9 'A A. M. Unexcelled ,, t rvice . v,a
Pens & AtianUo Co**t Une. 1.161 h. wuy. N. *.—
SCEXES AT THE FUNERAL, OF GENERAL WHEELER.
BODY OF GENT3IAT., WTTEEI.ER PABBEXG uYD-ST. AND .VTIT-AVE.
NAVAL BUILDINGS BURN
Apprentice Prisoners in Danger —
Fire Srceeps Newport Station.
Newport, R 1.. Jan. '2S.— Seven buildings at
the United States naval trailing station on
Coasters' Harbor Island were destroyed by fire
to-night, causing a loss estimated st 1100.000.
The huildiius destroyed were the deti
building, machine shop, paint shop, paymaster's
storehouse, carpenters' shop and two small
Several apprentices in single irons wi ■:•■
fined In the detention building at the time the
fire broke out. Joseph Kirby, a physical in
structor, supported by a line of men. made his
way to the spot where the boys were |
finement and passed them back one by
the men behind him. and so on out onto ;
wall. In i er the sea wall two Of the
manacJed boys fell overboard, but were imme
diately rescued. They were sent to the barracks
for the rest of the night. For a time the old
frigate Constellation, which is used as a prac
tice ship at the station, was in danger of de
The fire was discovered about !»:•".<• o'clock by
try, who in passing the machine Bfa
Joining the detention building, smelled
The l.."><Nt apprentices,
.U to Quarters. By the time a
■ rmed the names had
to the detention building, a brick struct
ure, two stories high and about 120 by ."^t feet
The work of the bucket brigade was of no
avail against the fin-, as a strong northwest
wind sprang up und thrt ry the
every quarter of the reserva
tion. Aid from the Newport tire department
wa^ then asked.
At this time the paymaster's office and store
house were burning fiercely, but the men and
boys managed to save a portion of the i
The money and official documents were removed
and placed under n guard of marines.
One of t'r . buildings contained all of
and cutters used lor practice
■ ration. T:
The origin of the fire is not known. At 11:30
o'clock it was still burning, but under control.
A larse quantity of naval stores were destroyed.
STEAMER RAMS FLOAT.
C alder on Tears Hole in Her Botc
and Sinks Three Cars.
The freight steamer Calderon. bound for Man
chester, England, was in collision yesi
mornine: with a float freighted with r
and split a hole four feet square
aft her port bow, above the waterline. She had
to he towed ba'-k to Erie Basin for repair
float was badly damaged, and several of the big
Th" collision happened in the swirl of the tide
where the North and Bast rivers meet off the
Battery. The steamer was heading toward the
bay when the float rounded the Battery on Her
way from Jersey City.
t'aptai'i Russell of the Calderon whistled that
• r to port. Thero was
!k. but th«» action of the tides
id way under which both were going
ise of tli.
was heard on the Mattery landings.
The si truck 'be fl(«;ii on the port sido
forward, her bow cutting through the floats
timber and knocking ( the cars Tug
No '.). which was towing tlw- float, beached it <>n
Governor's Island, saving all but three, of The
cars. A man on the float was knocked Into the
but was rescued by a Dalzell tug. which
i alderon from h'-r dock.
COASTERS SHOOT TINDER TRAIN.
Remarkable Escape for Five Children in
[Py Tolfgraph to Th« TrlbuiM.]
Burlington. lowa, Jan. 2-1. — Five children, on a
big traveller, ran beneath a fast freight train
last night, missing the front trucks of n car by
only a few Inches, and getting across the track
before the rear trucks could reach them. They
ttending B coaching party and were going
..f speed down 1, Steep hill.
The traveller shot from undei the car. and t ho
childi i with no Injury at all.
The i hildren had failed to see the signal that
a train was approaching, and were too badly
frightened to make any effon to Mop their sled
The freigh.l continued its run
WAR COST JAPANESE $585,000,000.
Expenditures for Army. $495,000,000, and
for Navy, $90,000,000, Report Shows.
Toklo official report submitted to
the i>ie- 1 1 ] 1 1 _> f.ir the war
:!t'i( s t.. tlif-lr
LONGWORTH'S FOLLOWERS PLAN GIFT.
I Hy TVlesraph to Thf Tribune 1
Cincinnati, Jan. Among the presents Mi?s
Roosevelt is to receive will be one from Con
gressman gworth's constituents. At a
meeting to-day a movement was begun to raise
•it least $1,000 In subscriptions of a dollar each
from the men whom the bridegroom rt presents in
Washington, and as the Ist Ohio District is one
Of the richest In the State it is believed that the
only difficulty will be in keeping cne Individual
subscriptions from exceeding the dollar limit.
:—«: — «
CHINESE GIFTS FOR MISS ROOSEVELT.
i. kin. J.i St.— The Dowager Empress has sent
to the American Legation a number of wedding
presents for Miss Alice Roosevelt The prSSMItS
are costly jewtlj>, sllkH and enaine rojxs.
Prld*;. Feb. Bth, 1906— Advt.
GOT. 3fAGOOX HERE.
More Light on Poultnaj Bigelow' s
Governor Charles E. Magoon of the Panama
Canal Zone reached here yesterday on the.
Steamer finance from Colon. He goes to Wash
ington to-day, where at a date yet to be set
11 attend a meeting of the Canal Commis
sion, which Is to hear a full report of the work
in the zone from the advisory board of engi-
He will remain in the States two weeks.
The Governor went direct to the Waldorf,
where he was Joined by Mr. Shouts.
Mr. Magoon said there hadn't been a case of
yellow fever on the . renty-four days,
and that while it would be absurd to claim
that there would be no return of the disease or
its twin companion, malaria, he believed that
■eminent had a scientific and practical
knowledge of the causes of the disease and
would always be able to stay any epidemic.
The Governor, unwittingly, threw a new light
on the discussion provoked by Poultney Bige
low*i article by declaring, n answer to a
Query, that Mr. Bigelow landed on the zone on
■kgiving Day. a day on which, the Gov
ernor declared, there was not a tap of work
In the zone Mr Bigelow, it
In his article that he ha
;il made a thorough study
of the conditions. The article, at least, was
Mr. Bhonts, who was sitting by the Oovernor
while he made this remark, was a bit sur
"Why, Governor." he said, "that throws an
entirely new light on the subject. I'm sure no
that Mi. Bigelow must have
■1< pi a little while and dreamed a little while."
Ing Day." the Gov
ernor "when Mr. Bigelow arrived in
inal 1 remember it well, because there
a tup of work done, and I spent the
of the day visiting several
ertaJnment* were held and attended
a dinner in the evening. '
' Mr. Bige] on a, steamer that docked
that morning. Th. executive house was closr-d
and all public offices Mr. Bigelow, I •
fr " m : He called
at my house, but, as I i qo| at the
uring the entire day. H
left the zone about 5 o'clock the same day, and
xt day sailed out of Colon. I submit
-• to your own judgment, bearing In mind
■ I have - aid. it was Thanks
giving Da] i tap of work was <i
"I wish to pay this much, however, that Mr.
Bigelow has done us a service. I am ii
to him in that he was specific in his criti
■1 and laid str
if-rt am points, while our oth^r critics swept
eierythins; before them. desi^natinc nothing in
particular. They gave us no chance to defend
ourselves, but he did I ■ every
his contentions have been disproved. But
Ju^t the same he did us a service '
Touching on the health of thf> zone, the Gov
ernor said that the government had completed
a system of draining the old swamps infested
by the malaria! mosquito, and eventually would
II of them dried up. He said, all told,
nearly nineteen thousand persons
employed down there This includes employes
down to the grade of laborer. Asked about the
that gambling and disorderly houses ex
isted, the Governor said:
There Isn't a gambling house or house of ill
repute on the zone. This is equally as malicious
as the stories about the government Importing
women for immoral purposes. These stories-
and let me emphasize this— are thoroughly dis
credited by the conduct of the women them
selves. <Mr police have yet to make their first
arrest of a woman on a. charge of immorality.
You know the laborers employed on the canal
work are negroes from Martinique, speaking a
French jargon. Now, you can't ask or get a
white woman to work for them. Somebody must
cook, somebody must wash their clothing some
one keep the house In order. That's what these
women are doing. They are domestics employed
in boarding houses. In offices as scrub women
and In other branches of domestic work. I know
some of them employed In ministers' houses as
Undoubtedly some of them are living with
men. too. i make no pretence to deny this.
Wherever this Is a fact, we have the word
Of both the man and the woman that they were
married years before. It's hardly within our
province to deny these statements We must
give them justice In this, ns In other things.
They are a different race from us. In their
country the marriage ceremony Is largely a
parade, and costs bo much money 1 am told
>r,u — that they deny themselves the luxury of
In many instances the man goes to the
woman and Invites her to live with him until
they have gathered enough of property rights,
as It were, to have this public ceremony. They
live together and are recognized as man and
wife, and they have reuse, too. of the propriety
MOIiOCCJS REBELS C.I IX.
Orders to Send Warship to Bombard
Madrid. Jan 28.— 'According to i dli patch from
ldelllla, the Spanish seaport on the north coast
of Morocco, the troops of the pretender, Hu
Hamara. have ravaged the Riff region, a coast
range of heights and mountains in Northern
Morocco, bordering on the Mediterranean, wild
and difficult of access and in great part In
habited by the Riff Berbers, There was much
fighting. In which the loyal Khabyts tribesmen
were invariably beaten.
Mohammed el Torres, the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, who heads th« Moroccan delegation at
Algrclras. learning tnat a factory at Marchica
is Mlgaged principally in furnishing the preten
der with arms and munitions i i" war, has sent a
telegram -». his son ordering the dispatch of th»
warship Turk!, with Instructions that It bom
bard the factory.
HEAD OF THE PARADE PARSING ."ED-ST. AND STH-AVF.
BIG BARK IX DISTRESS.
Vessel Being Carried Ashore Near
Scene of Valencia Wreck.
Victoria. B. C, Jan. 2« — A bis? bark, believed
to b* the. Admiral Courbel. is in distress off
Vancouver Island coast, near Carmanah, not far
from where the Valencia went ashore. The light
house keeper reported that at 5 o"clock p. m.
the bark was within a mile of shore, with a
big swell setting in. Tugs have been dlsr
to her aid. The weather is calm, but the Jieavy
swell Is carrying the bark ashore.
TWO EFFORTS TO WRECK.
Long Island Trains Strike Obstruc
—Detectives on Cases.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune ]
Bay Shore, Long Island. Jan. L'.s.— The Long
Island Railroad authorities are puzzled over two
recent attempts to wreck passenger trains, both
made in the same manner and at the same
place, a lonely spot half a mile east of the sta
tion here The first attempt occurred on Friday
night, when train No. 47. eastbound. struck t\v>
heavy pieces of scrap iron. The following night
train No. 86, westbound, ran into a similar ob
struction. The steps of one of the coaches were
torn off in the first case, but neither train was
thrown from the track
A fortnight ago Engineer I'd.iU. of train No.
47. was shot at as the train was pulling out of
Isllp. two miles east of the spot where the at
tempts were made to wreck the trains. The
railroad authorities are determined to find the
perpetrators of the three outrages, and detec
tives are at work on the cases. The facts were
not made public until to-day.
REBELS KILL TROOPS.
Take Flight on Arrival of Reinforce
ments from Tiff
St. Petersburg Jan. 28.— 1t is reported from
Kutais. In Transcaucasia, that serious encoun
ters have taken place there between the rebels
and the troops, in which several of the hitter
were killed. The arrival of General Alikhanoff
with troops from Tlflis restored order, the rebels
QUIET AT VLADIVOSTOK.
General Linevitch Reports That
Mutineers Have Been Disarmed.
St. Petersburg. Jan. 'JS— Count Witte to-day
received a tHejrram from General Linevitch re
porting th.r all Is qulH with the Manchurian
armies. The general also reports thar
prevails at Vladivostok, where the ny;
sailors have been disarmed.
KATHRYX GRAY A FAKIR.
Servant Says Story of Wealth and
Parentage Was Made Up.
[By T>!- k- la The Tribune 1
Pittsburg. Jan. 28. — Kathryn Gray, the do
mestic servant who created such a stir recently
by the announcement that she was a Vassar
graduate, a d; 1 lighter of Senator Astmry Cray,
of Virginia, and heir to $500.00) made a ion
fission to-day, in which she said:
I manufactured the entire story because
I was tired of the drudgery of being a servant
girl, and longed to see my name in the news
papers, as some girls do When I came t*>
Pittsourg I toM another servant girl thai I was
an heiress. I never knew that mwi could travel
so fast. The next night a reporter v>as at the
house to see me, and the- day follow! I awoke
to find th.it what 1 had longed for had really
happened . l was famous at last.
It was the old, old story. After the first lie
had been told, it was necessary to tell one after
another to make the story seem more likely. I
received letters and telegram from everywhere
and from everyone, it seemed. Some of them
offered me marriage, others wanted money, and
still others wanted to give mr money to help me
obtain my fortune.
Finally I took money from one of them, find
.<ent a lawyer to Washington to investigate my
case I knew it would !>«• my ruination, and
still I wai so strangely fascinated thai I went
ahead. Th- came the exposure nnd my arrest
for obtaining money under false prsteno -
It Is all over now I had fame for a while, and
now will return to drudgery- What friends I
have left say I am crazy. Perhaps I am. My
advice to servant girls is to be content with their
lot, as I shall be in the future.
DEAD WOMAN'S GEMS FOUND.
Satchel with Miss Helen McGregor's Valu
ables Strangely Removed from Trunk.
While walking along Post-aye.. Port Rich
mond, Btsten Island, yesterday afternoon. Mr.«.
Joseph Weir. jr.. of West Brighton, notice,! an
old leather satchel lying on the sidewalk It
contained four diamond rings, two diamond
stickpins and $7." In bills and silver. She turned
it In at the West Brighton police station.
Last evening the satchel, diamonds and money
were Identified by Mrs McGregor, of Manor
Road, w*-st Brighton, as having belonged to
her daughter. Miss Helen McGregor, the actress,
who died recently In Boston, where ahe was
playing In "As Ye Sow." The satchel ha.l been
1:1 .Mi*.- McGregor's trunk, and how it came to
be in th" street is not known. The diamond*
are valued at SU** 1
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until F«-b. 11 lii<uiii« <hjib. N \ . S. H. & U
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TO RUSH LNQUIRY BILL.
PLAN I\ THE ASSEMBLY.
Senate Expected to Move Slozi'ly in
[By I>l»Krsph to Tha Trih'jn* ]
Albany. January 2S.— Th«» resolution calling
for an Investigation of Superintendent Kliburn
and the State Banking Department will be pre
sented to-morrow night by Assemblyman \V.i!r.
wrlght. chairman of the Comni'.tf>» on Banks,
and. according to the present programme, will
be passed Immediately. Its fate in the Senate
is much more doubtful, for it may be shelved
there temporarily, until its opponents feel their
way sufficiently to be more sure of their meth
ods of attack. The sentiment against It thcrsj
has not moderated, but a degree of caution has
been acquired by its opponents.
The resolution, a drastic document demand
ing the probing of the methods of the depart
ment and a severe scrutiny of the banking laws. ,
will carry an appropriation of Jlo.«>»>. This
ordinarily would mean Its reference to the Com
mittee on Ways and Means, but tha leaders)
among the Assemb!y:nrn are so heartily in
favor of the Inquiry that unanimous consent
probably will be obtained for its Immediate
passage. It is not unlikely that Assemblytna:*
Morels chairman of the Ways and Mean*
Committee, one of the strong supporters of the
publicity policy which is demand' the in
quiry, will move to have this unanimous con
sent to avoid the delay of a rtfuence to his
committee. In the Senate, it may be predicted
with safety that no such course will be taken.
There the resolution, introduced by Senator
Stevens, chairman of the Committee on Banks,
probably will be referred to the Committee on
Finance, among whose members are Senators
who have been opposed to the inquiry since Im
mediately after Governor Higgles consented to
it and Superintendent Kilburn asked for it.
The degree of opposition it encounters there will
be the full force of opposition to the various
reform measures which will come up this ses
Whether, in the face of public sentiment
aroused by th«» Insurance dlai losures. it could be
stifled there with safety is a question which
its opponents are discussing quietly amnr?
themselves. Their argument for public con
sumption will be that th^ Republican party's
chances ar»? likely to be injured by the too con
spicuous washing of linen, but among the As
sembtymea who intend to support the resolution,
all loyal Republicans, the sentiment is that only
a complete exhibition of a clean clothesline will
satisfy the voters. The subject opened by this
inquiry is a vast one. whose rnmifirauor.s woul.l
prove as varied as those of the insurance ques
tion, and perhaps far more significant, in th^
opinion of legislators «h" ,ir<- urging ih>» in
vestigation. Thes** men kii.>>\ that stories hay*
been widely circulated thir stocks have b*en
carried on margin by bankine houses for th»ir
"friends." and th.-y realize th* signtflcaa l
■"yellow dog funds" which were carried by th-*
insurance companies in different trust com
panies. Whether trust companies and banks
might not have similar funds of their own hi
one of the queries which they are hoping to an
swer by this investigation.
SPIIT IX THE MIXORITY.
MtCleUan and Murphy Adherents
Fighting at Albany.
Mr TH<-Rraph tn Th«> TrOMOM '
Albany. J:»n 2>— The split in the Democrats
party in New-York City, which seems to be as
suming tta^ aspect of a movement hy Mends of
Mayor McCteUan against th* Murphy faction in
Tammany Hall, has produced a curious division
in the Democratic ranks in the legislature. In
stead of being a united minority <n each hous«*.
dissension reigns, and some of the Dvmocrats
consider this situation so serious that tnf .
conferences have l>een held to discuss it. Th«»
Hearst sentiment which Senator McCarren ap
pears to like is becoming an important factor in
The rivalry between Assemblyman Tompklns^
rex>resenting the Mayor, and Assemblyman La>
Fetra. representing th*» Tammany organization.
began even before the organization of the legis
lature It has continued, and is likely to last
through the session. Assemblyman Tompkl::*
Introduced tho Mayor's bill t.> create a seaslda
colony for convalescents, but no Tammany H;*!l
Senator wooJd take it up. Although it was the
measure of a Democratic city administration.
S« nator Saxe. the Republican who defeated
George W. Plunkltt. Introduced it.
In the Senate the Democrats, to Judge from the
attitude taken by Senator Grady. consider Sen
ator Marks an insurgent. The oastigation which
Senator Grady administered to the younger man
in the debate on the latters "anti-grafting" bill,
brought from Senator Marks th* announcement
that OS) ill party measures he would vote witt»
the minority. Senator Grady. however, threat
ened him with defeat next fall
Senator M.Varren Is considered by the Tam
many legislators as an out and out Hearst man.
Because <>f his war with the organization Mi
New -York, his support uf their party measure*
Is not ardent. The general belief Is that m»
strong effort will be made this year to unite th-»
ivmocrats solidly for or against any particular
OVERNIGHT TO CHICAGO.
The elghieeu-hour train. Leaves New York I•*
p. m.. arrives Chicago S .50 a. in.: leaves Chicago 2 vi
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