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V" lA\....N° 23,309.
BEGAN ON NO KIN,
GOODSELL MADE $24,000
Graft Hunters Find Record of
Unusual Experience in
Wall Street.
LASTED ABOUT FOUR YEARS
Ex-Senator Doesn't Think Cer
tain Legislation Had Any
Connection with His
Good Fortune.
The legislative graft hunting commit
tee Is in doubt, so far as its work has
r-roceeded. whether to entitle its report
• TYaU -•■•-■• the Legislators' Primrose
Tath to Wealth." or "The Legislature
p-vA the Railroads: a Treatise on Stocks
for Pra^tiTil Men." It was reported that
''■r' yesterday's session even the "old
puard" element on the investigating
committee had withdrawn its opposition
to either title us. too alluring:, and would
remain neutral while the Democrats and
Insurgent Republicans fouchi it out.
For yesterday's Session, dealing with
the experiences in Wai' Street of Louis
F. Groodsell. onetime Senator from the
r>dell territory, showed an accumulation
by him of boom > 4.<>' iii and 100 share?
of more or less valuable stock from noth
ing. And ••' that <;oodsell lost money
on two of the five stock transactions
which marked his four years' invasion
pj the financial world, so far as the legis
lative graft hunters placed it on the
record.
Mr. Ooods c l bad no explanation to
offer about all this good fortune. He
=-e»med to he a matter-of-fact individ
ual, taking what the gods gave without
question or very much thanks. Judge
Bruce, counsel for the legislative graft
hunters, asked many questions about
that hill Senator Goodsell Introduced
back in ■" conferring valuable right
rv. the company which issued the
""Trans." stork.
Gced Bill, but Not Important.
Judge Pruce evidently had some notion
that this financial good fortune might
have had some connection with that
legislation. But Senator Goods* 5 !! didn't
think bo. He didn't seem to have at
tached much importance to that bilL At
It art. he didn't seem to think It was
Txnrth while bothering i bout now. espe
cially as he didn't recall that anybody,
from Governor Roosevelt down, had
hcthered much about it then. It was a
Perfectly good hill, he remembered, but
rot pri very important.
The graft hunters, though, still retain
the notion that this bill must have exer
ci?ers some mysterious, I tent influence
on the financial affairs of legislators in
]f»0O. and they are eoing to try to find
out just how- •when they resume work,
the middle of next week.
All they learned yesterday was that
Goods-ell got it from Senator Henry
Cogg^shalL of Oneida County, now dead.
"■Jrmdpei! may tell more about it next
■week. Also some of the other members
of the Committee on Miscellaneous Cor
]*<- rations which handled It— "the
morpue." as it was termed — may be
asked about jr. Among thef=e members
were George R. llalby. now Representa
tive in Congress: "Ben** Wilcox mi
•Rig Tim" Sullivan.
The first witness yesterday was George
«'arpenter. the silent bookkeeper for
Ellingwood A Cunningham. From his
n<-.<is of the head Judge Bruce corrobo
rated his interpretation of wh;*t the
books meant in Goodsell's cape. Good
rrll's account showed that, beginning on
no margin on April <;. 1900, the day
after adjournment of the Legislature . he
had cleared up some >.' • » - ■ and the
original, purchase nt I<<" shares of
"Trans." stock by August 13. 1904.
Record of Goodseil's Account.
During this time the stock transac
tions were as follows: The purchase and
i-r- le of
-
100 t'nited t^a'pF f.r-ei.
100 Cnited .... Hif.-i ........
|O0 Sootbern Pacific.
■■"'• '"n:«n. J'a. ifj.-.
r»uring ihat limr- ihrre were credited
to Goods^irs account The following sums
of money:
17. Il>ort. fr^^T Vrpplsn^ %ti>o
': ; 2J. l>'«' f.om Robinson ..... don
November T. 1* fr'm Roa«r« ■__ ,>■.
October 'J2. If«.'C from R^.c^is; . r. ivni
March ft. ir«"v from Rotdcson SOO
(t( tr ,r,^. ri Tfbc-. from Hacklev, «hn r ««
v-<;\*t jt from th* ?ur*>: Riflvray
•. arjn n ' 2.000
Also-
Orf*w 12. l^<v> -,-,-,
J*-ta»rr 30. 1803 o ]v>o
Jul> 11, ir-»4 s'oo*
'"Ul $J4..<-(K>
Goodsci] drew out in cash as follows:
-"'-• T. lfV'i jj o'in .«,
J«*:3. iw>i n'ooofv-)
-■•'":.. :o I'Wii :; «h.<i i*»
sisr- h 3. i;<fi2 »U 7>«
Octnbr 31. ISO 2 3.5<i0«0
-•' ■■■■'■■r.tvr ?,. 1%J2 I..VXXVI
.\...r-r,|^,. J7 j.«,2 "fHrti'M
i«+nj«T i" v.<*>: . ... zfi/mon
*"''! i ' r : I'MC. 50000
>r ■ , mber i . WC 1 ,000 00
«SO«IT. S 1»H I.OOOOfI
■July IK. i^r.4 .... :;«««t^i
Austin \h. *.'MA 2,675 46
T«*lT «*1 (24.740 --1
He also received one hundred shares of
~r.-jrtsp«.rtLUiori From March .'{. r.»<i_'. to
J»nuai-5- •". lU'*i. th. re were no stock
"v-.n*a<-ti,,!is ;,t ,-,n. All transactions
***«■ Maivh ."5. lfM»2. were simply <ie-
I'^i'p and withdrawals at cash. .■•■];
•afih tvaus withdrawn almost as s<^>n as it
v"- -v j.,,«ji<-,j. The following table sum- j
Jf .-.rizcf- ihoe;
""^r r? i-,r,- Withdrawn. De^ted^
I
..'■vtTi.^ ! 3. |i*i2 IMM
••<n<>tnb>>r 7. I>»2 ... •> <■'«>
--•■»mi*-. 17. ",>I2 •• inn
-'S-1U8,;, .-... jr«,v. ...;;;.;■; ..,v h ,
!'t-',a-v |0. |«B 2 50,1 ~_j
;;«••!, ». v.*K: ; . : MWj
< • x^irr -ji . |JW3 '... 1. . .. - <«*<
-•^••♦jr.^.'-r 4 1908: ] ««,-•
-'»nu:-.ry r.. jyn 1 <■«►( -
O:i May «, ir«tl. Goodsel] purchased i
' T !<- hundiv.i .<n«l ronimnn for $~k'2-~k
**i» hundred Stee] preferred for $0,087 SO ;
• n-l hundred Southern ...
.^.i«i*i7.v» ,-, n j, jr ,^ x% ftc FIM {),„ «^,,]|||. ;
Tn Pa< iir- jor P».t)ST»SO. on Deceuiber
12 he sold «he Si«-«-l ronimon for $4
"".i.V». a ioEE. and the Fteel preferred for j
" '"••'■ '* which . ... him otit of i
v 1r > r k. the one hundred -Trans" had
Kn teiivVred'to him on October I\.
» -VJnrch 11..I 1 .. 1002. ... his profit,
*'natinuf<l on third i;»r«»-
To -tJtnr' r - m:\v-yohk, satihdav, September io.
AFRAID OF THE BLACK HA'"}
Charges Made Against Italian
Communal Officials.
Romp. Sept. 9.— The "Tribuna" says to
day that the operations of the Black
Band Society have reached such propor
tions that the communal authorities- have
been forced to treat with i- .• to
preserve lives ;n d property. The news
paper demands exemplary punishment
for the murderers of Rovolino. the po
liceman, and his family at Pellaso re
cently, saying that otherwise the popu
lace will lose all its confidence in the ad
ministration of justice.
DROWNS IN SIGHT OF WIFE
Bather Seized with Cramps -,t
Midland Beach.
James Loma& a clerk, thirty-five years
old. of No. 103 I^eroy street, Manhattan,
was drowned at Midland Beach, Statin
Island, yesterday afternoon In *i£ht of
hi« wife. Mrs. Lomas collapsed when
her husband's body was brought ashore.
She was removed to the P. R. Smith In
firmary In a serious condition.
l^omas had pone in bathing while his
wife sat on the sand and watched him.
He was seized with cramps after he had
been in the water about fifteen minutes,
and Bank
PLANS OF TARIFF BOARD
Woollen Schedule To Be Consid
ered on September 21.
[From TbP Tribune Btman l
Washington. Sept. The Tariff Board
will meet in this city on September 21
and lay the foundation for a scientific
investigation of what are regarded as
the most important schedules of the
Payne-Aldrich law.
The now famous Schedule K. the
woollen schedule, which has be^n both
sharply attacked and' strongly defended,
will have first consideration. The cotton
schedule and the metal schedule will fol
low in the order named. It is under
stood the board hopes to have at least
five schedules thoroughly scrutinized
during its first year's work, and it is saM
such a plan has President Taffs ap
proval.
Whether the fact that the board Is
mating in Washington the same week
that President Taft has called the Cabi
net to the White }?oupr> for several days'
work behind closed doors has any sig
nificance no one here attempts to say.
It is generally accepted as a fact, how
ever, that another revision of the tariff,
to he made schedule by schedule, as may
be needed, will he one of the subjects
discussed at the White House confer
ence.
ODELL OUT OF POLITICS
I Ex- Governor Will Take No Part
in Local or State Contests.
[By T •■£:-•• rv to Th« Trit->un<°.]
Newburg. x. Y. Sept. 9.— Much fur
i prise has been occasioned here by the
announcement that ex-Governor p. B.
■Odeil, jr.. has withdrawn absolutely
; from an active participation in politic?.
• Hi? action has caused consternation
among the '"old guard" of this city, who
had hoped for Mr. Odell's support to de
feat a movement, to make Senator John
B. Rose local leader. Po far as state
politics are concerned, it is believed that
Mr. Odell's disinclination to support
her Theodore Roosevelt or William
Barnes, jr.. prompted him to retire. Mr.
Odell to-day gave out the following
statement announcing his retirement:
"Prior to my departure for Europe I
informed those who were entitled to my
confidence that it was my intention to
retire absolutely from active participa
tion in the politics of this district. Since
my return this decision has only grown
stronger, and a positive declaration has
been withheld up to the present at the
request of those who thought that per
haps party harmony might be restored
through compromise, and that I could be
of service in that direction.
"I see. bpwever. no reason for con
tinued silence, and therefore announce
that under no circumstances will I in
terest myself directly or indirectly in
local or state Republican politics, except
dp a lov.il Republican In contributing my
mite toward Republican victors this
autumn. This is ail that I care to say,
except to express the hope that those
v. ho represent the old a a well as the
j-,^-^,- ideas of Republican policies may
find it consistent to unite and harmonize
and thu« restore party solidity in this
district."
J. J. HILL DENOUNCES HENEY
Railroad Man Says Lawyer Told
Falsehoods About Him.
f By T'l'^r'' to Th» Tribune 1
St. Paul. Sept. 9 — James .1. Hill gave
out the following Interview to-day:
"Francis .T. Heney made certain state
ments before the (Conservation Congress
yesterday so recklessly and maliciously
f;i!se that they cannot be passed with
silent contempt. He spoke of matters of
long- public record. It was his business
to Know, and it is fair to assume he did:
know, the facts He wilfully falsified
them. He said 'we gave to Mr. Hill I
160,000,000 acres of i:i>,.'. worth, at a fair
price, HO an acre.' This has not a rag
of truth to cover Its nakedness. The
c; «-at Northern nor Mr. Hill received not
a dollar or an acre of land from the fed
eral government He took advantage of
a coward's p. » weapon— Innuendo.
"What shall th« public think of a man
who on :<i! Important occasion tells
hundreds of people, many of whom have
no way to tell between the fact and the
falsehood, these bold, deliberate and
carefully prepared fa ls<- hoods?"
KILLED WITH A LEAD PENCIL
United States Sailor Fatally Stabbed
with It in Saloon Quarrel.
Albert Curren. a first ■ 1.-i' • tireman
aboard the [ T nit«d States Kunboat Han
cock, was J i «-<» lh '' l lo death with ■ loi4ll
pencil }| V J° nn J - s^ mldi during an alter
/•aiion in Frank Holub's saloon, at No. 23
Btninway avenue. i nng Island City, yes
terday.
According to th" polio* the two m*n lie
pan «o quarrel. Schmidt had In his hand a
sharp pointed lead Pencil when Curren
struck him. Schmidt said he did not realize
1(| , ( li*» still held "1" l»ao pencil in his
,-ii.nched hand when in r^ntinc Current
51?"ckthe struck bach Th- blow caught
t'.irrM. on Ihe Wt ~id^ at th« nerk and
h^harp ' pointed lead pen. il pierced his
...;," vi ,. He di^-d In « short time
J ~, t?,,j<H <v.}P held without bail on a
chirse <'l nenV^e-
ARREST CUBAN AS BIG
DEALS COME TO LIGHT
Detectives Say Menendez, Late
ly from Havana. Tried to Pass
Fake $125,000 Draft.
BANK'S SUSPICiONSAROUSED
Hotel Inquiry on Guest's Stand
ing Starts Investigation That
Leads to His Arrest for
Attempted Swindle.
Manuel Alvarez, alias B. Menendez. of
Cuba, is a prisoner at Police Headquar
ters, charged with attempts at swindling
several firms doing business in the city.
His method of procedure, according to
"William J. Burrs, of the Burns & Sheri
dan Detective Agency, who arrested the
<~*uban. was the most daring attempted
in New York for a long time.
Menendez. as the officer^ believe his
name to be. or Alvarez as he called him
s> If. in his business dealings, came from
Cuba a month nzo. and registered at the
Hotel Martinique as Manuel Alvarez, of
Havana. Cuba. Last Tuesday, accord
ing to Detective Burns, he went to the
United States Film Brokers and Tm
j.rrters. No 41 Union Square, and repre
sented himself as a rich Havana mer
chant. He told the manager. James C.
Coglan, that he believed there was a
great opening for the moving picture
business in Cuba, and he had decided to
invest in the business. This was wel
come intelligence to the film dealers, and
they entertained their prospective cus
tomer in lavish style. The Cuban placed
an order for $14,000 worth of films, and
then asked Mr. Coglan to introduce him
to a reputable bank, as he wished to
cash some drafts.
At the Savoy Trust Company. No. 520
Broadway, where he was introduced* hy
Mr. Cogrlan, the Cuban deposited a draft
for $125,000 issued by the Banco de la
Isla de Cuba, of Havana. on the Union
Discount Company, of London, England.
On this, he drew for the payment of the
films, and then placed an order for $5,000
worth of clothing with Saks & Co. and
another order for 51 5.000 with the Hub
Clothing Company, giving checks on the
Savoy Trust Company in payment.
Branded as "Fake" From Havana,
His next move, according to Mr.
Burns, was the one that brought about
his arrest. He presented a check for
$1,000 to the Hotel Martinique, asked for
$200 cash, and suggested that the balance
be paid over to him when the check and
been accepted by the trust company.
Th hotel management refused to give
the so-called Alvarez the money, and
then telephoned to the Savoy Trust Com
pany. The trust company became sus
picious. and communicated by cable with
London and Havana. From both sources
came the reply that neither the Banca
de la Isla de Cuba nor the Union Dis
count Company had. any customer of
that name The Havana dispatch
branded Alvarez as a fake.
The Savoy Trust Company turned the
affair over to the Burns & Sheridan
Agency, which^does all such work for
the American Bankers' Association.
Alvarez h_ad disappeared, however, and
it was onl^- yesterday afternoon that the
detectives on the case ascertained that
he was staying .at a boarding house at
No. 304 West :>th street.
Detective Burns called in Detective
Sergeant Thomas F. Donahue from Po
lice Headquarters, and together they
trailed Alvarez to a hotel in West .'?4th
street, where they placed him under ar
r«.-st.. Their action did not seem to an
noy him in the least, and he enjoyed his
dinner as if detectives and police were
the last thing in the world that could,
trouble him.
Says He Is Revolutionary Agent.
The prisoner is short and stout. His
eyes are deeply sunken. He gave his
age as thirty-eight, but he looks older
He declined to say anything about him
self, and sHi<l he could not talk English
at all, so that it was necessary t<> con
vr-rse with him In Spanish. Wh"n
brought to Police Headquarters he said
that he had come from Havana as the
figent of h revolutionary party, and that
the draft he had deposited had been sent
to him for tlif purpose of going to Eng
land to secure arms for the revolution
!StF
In the room which he occupied at No.
304 West 28th street nere found two
letters in Spanish, postmarked "Havana.
Cuba." and addressed to B. Menedezz.
at the 28th street address. The detec
tives regard it as significant, that he
should have hid letters addressed at
that address while ostensibly a guest at
the Martinique. Mr. Burns said last
night that he fxpected to fasten ether
attempts at swindling upon the prisoner.
Among others mentioned by Mr. Burns
;<s intended victims of Menendez was
the firm of Antonio Parra & »',.., com
mission merchants, of No. 80 Wall
street, to whom he Is said to have pre
sented checks for $2<VJOO and $25,000 for
payment, against the craft on London.
In both cases the firm refused to cash
i.he checks. The prisoner will i><- ar
raigned In the Tombs court to-day.
FROST IN THE NORTHWEST
Will Damage Corn Crop in South
Dakota 50 Per Cent, It Is Said.
|Is>- Tel^Rraph '■■• Th« '' rlbui j
St. Paul. Sept it.— The first frost of th"
season and the coldest day of the 5um
,,,,,- -as the record established this
morning. The temperature stood ;) t 40,
on s degrees above freezing, at •"' a. in.,
and even ;it 1 o'clock it had railed to
climb a degree At > o'clo< the. sun
managed to add S decrees to the tem
perature, and at noon the mercury rose
t,. a trinV above 60 degrees.
Walertown. S. D. ( Sept. 9. The first
frost of Hie season In this section of the
state came lns< night, and the temper
ature dropped •" 17 In Watertnuh. All
ax excVpt that on breaking has ma
tured, but the loss on th« corn crop in
this locality is fully ■''" per cent, it is
feared.
MOONLIGHT TRIPS ON ST R. 'ALBANY, '
HudaKrver Pay Line last dnv.n hoa?.-
A-' 1
PROMINENT FIGURES IN THE BALLINGER INQUIRY.
SENATOB NELSON, CHAIRMAN.
iFh^tograph hy Harris & "Ewing t
DEMOCRATIC ROW ON?
Progressive Chairman Attacks
Sentiments of Harmony Dinner.
PREDICTS FACTIONAL FIGHT
Says if Direct Nominations and
Personal Registration Are
Dodged They Will Bolt.
Albany, Sept. 0. — At a meeting of the
executive committee of the Progressive
Democrats of the state to-day, William
Lustgarten of New York, chairman, a
all was issued for a state convention of
Progressive Democrats in Rochester on
September 28. tlje day before the Demo
cratic State Convention. It is stated in
the call that it Is essential that such a
convention be held "to give effective ex
pression to views as to candidates and
platform
Chairman Lustsrarten to-day Bent a
letter to John A. Dix. chairman of th^
Democratic Ptate Committee, in which
he says:
• If the sentiment? expressed at the Demo
cratic State Committee dinner, held at the
Hotel Knickerbocker. New York City, last
nierht, foreshadow the action of the Demo
cratic State Convention, to be -held in
Rochester on September 29. there ip little
"comfort in store tor progressive / Demo
crats. If the programme as promulgated
by D. Cady Herrick and other old party
■"hacks" is carried out at the convention,
you may expect such a factional war within
the rank? of the Democratic voters as has
nev< * r before been experienced by the
Democratic organization.
If it is the purpose of the Democratic
state organization to repeat its perform
ances of previous years in the way of
platform and candidates, progressive
Democrats will not only bolt such nomina
tions, but will fight the ticket throughout
the campaign and divide the Democratic
voters at the polls on Election Day.
There is only one Issue this fall, direct
nominations and personal registrations,
state wide In its operation. The issue must
be met and cannot be dodged or evaded.
Candidates must be named who;.- previous
actions square with their present profes
sions.
Tn a statement issuer! by the commit
tee Mayor Gayjjor la boomed for Gov
ernor in these words:
Thr> Democracy of the stat^ In 'tip broad
rather than the party son=<= is fortunate
In the possession of a favorable opportunity
to an»eal to the conscience of the voters
ano of a personality, in the Mayor of New
York City, who appeals to their common
sense and confidence No one can yet tell
whether he can he Induced to be the can
didate If he accepts the nomination which
seems likely ' ri 1~"' thrust upon him, ih^re
Ij no ,;_,. of discussing other nominations.
If. on the other hand, for any reason
which may seem good to him, he declines,
progressive Democrats must insist on th«
nomination oi some good man whose rec
ord and convictions are sound on the basic
j, ,j, He must record the tariff as the
paramount national issue
On state issues he must be a man who
will unqualifiedly «'"' without equivocation
promise to advocate direct nonalnationfl
and the Massachusetts ballot, economy in
administration, home rule for cities and
.>.. appointment of men to the creat state
offices who will be free from the Influence
of pjiblK service corporations Tn order
that the people may be induced to give him
their f f'-; i 2f>s. he nvis> be a mnn whose
own career shows him to t>e free from
su< h influences
Tf Mayor Gaynor de< lines to be a can
didate, the nominee, to secure the sup
port of the Progressives, must stand for
ihe following principl.-s
On state issues he must be ,n man who
will unqualifiedly and without equivocation,
pronrpe to advocate direct nominations and
th. Massachusetts ballot, economy In ad
ministration home rule for cir.es and the
appointment of men to the srrear
offices who will be free from the influence
of piiuHc service corporations. In order
that the people may be induced to pive him
their -uffrapres. he must be a man whose
own career shows him to be free from such
influences
ONE BABY fOR A P!G
Policeman Prevents Deal Made
by an Irate Husband.
[By TfUpraph to The Tribune]
Winnipeg. Sept: {». "The Tribune" to
night published a story of a Russian
woman, living a few miles north of the
city, who gave birth to twins yesterday
afternoon The husband was greatly
offended at the dual arrival, and with
out the consent of his wife traded one
of them off with a neighbor for a young
pig. A -police constable then stepped
Into the cam.- and called the trade off.
making the father of the twins take
back the pin and receive In return the
baby. It is understood that the family
will be deported.
"The Tribune" says: 'This is one of
(i,,. unfortunate Instances where the
strict divorce laws of ih<- count rj pre
v , ., 1t -„ decent woman from separating
herself legally from something resem
bling In appearam c onlj a human
being
FIRE AGAIN ON GENERAL SLOCUM.
II:, T«i<fkra~Ph to Th<- Trihnn". I
Philadelphia, Sept! 9 -Thf hull of the
„ , i m boa i General Blociim, (he luirnlnt; of
which ■•"' nearlj one thousand lives at
New York In ISO 4, vai badly damaged by a
fir*, of unknown origin ■.( ■ wharf In Cam
den. N. •>.. this afternoon. After the New
York disaster the vessel uas converted
Into a coal Icirpe by Peter;Hagan, of this
city.
1910 -FOURTEEN PAGES. ** PRICE ONE CENT h«wm tw^tmnm.
REPRESENTATIVE B. H. MADISON.
OF KANSAS.
Who filed a separate report.
C. K. HAMILTON BADLY HURT
Aviator Dashed to Ground Dur
ing Race with Auto.
Sacramento. Cal., Sept. 9 Charles X
Hamilton was injured seriously tr nierhf
when his biplane crashed to the ground
durine: a race with an automobile
around the fair grounds racetrack.
Hamilton was taken to a local hotel
and several physicians were < ailed in
consultation. It is believed he is inter
nally injured.
SCIMECA BOY RETURNS
Doctors Son. Kidnapped Three
Months Ago, with Grandfather.
Michael Fcimeca. the young ? nr > of V>r
Mariano Scimeca, of Nn 2 Prince strept.
Manhattan, who whs kidnapped on June
21. was returned last nisrht to the nome
of th.p boy's grandfather, at No. I s '
Sanris street. Brooklyn.
The boy was taken to his grandfather's
home in a cab by his aunt They ar
rived at the house Just before midnight
A few minute? later two detectives from
Manhattan headquarters reached th" 3
house it was learned that no ransom
had been paid
T.ittle Michael Scimeca was carried
away from the apartment house at No,
2 Trince street, in which his father lives.
.>n the afternoon of Jun<- "I. T>r. Sci
meca. when called to visit a patient. !<=ft
the little boy with his mother and a baby
at home.
Little Michael heard Vito Tagano, thp
janitor's little son. and Maria A/aro
playing on the stairway and asked to
be allowed to play with them. His
mother cautioned him against going out
side the door and as a precaution left
the door open. She called the child a
few minutes later, but h» was enjoying
him: • ; '~ so much that she decided to let
him play. A few minutes later he dis
appeared.
Im\ Scimeca admitted that he had re
ceived fifteen Black Hand letters in th»
last three years. Kate in July he an
nounced that $&000 was demanded for
the boy. That was the last information
made public with regard to the boy.
INVITED THEM TO FUNERAL
Newburg Man Then Went Home
and Committed Suicide.
Newburg, N T-. Pept 0. -If the late
'"ieorge William Baker does not have a
large- attendance at his funeral to-mor
row it Mill not be his fault. He visited
all his friends and invited them to his
funeral, and then went home and com
mlttcd suicide. His friends thought he
was joking when he asked them to come
to his obsequies. He told them that he
wanted a large turnout at his funeral.
Ho also informer] them that he was
going to end his life.
When Baker reached home he drank a
quantity oi laudanum. His wife found
the empty vial, but too late to save her
husband's life. Poor health i.« believed
tn Slave driven Baker to ilesperat i<>u.
HARDWARE IN HER STOMACH
More than 1.500 "Insolublcs" Found
in Body of Insane Negro Woman.
I By •['• i.c .Mli to The Tribune I
Kansas City, .M<>.. Sept. o.— Fifteen hun
dred and fifty one separate pieces <>f bard
ware and other Indigestible substance)
wore found In the stomach of Sallle Roper,
h negro woman who died at the Missouri
Hospital for th" Insane. m 81 Joseph, the
her day.
Matin!? had hern the woman's man •
Her appetite was Insatiable She suffered
no ill effects for it long time. Finally =i
pin worked i' - way into the lungs and
caused her death.
Among (he ;Mnsolublea" taken from hef
stomach were 453 nails, -C screws, 9 bolts, 5
teaspoon handles^ 5 thimbles, 3 salt -liak^r
tops, 115 hairpins, 105 if-- pins, 1 string:
of small beads, four feet long: ■' carpet
tarkp. :--, needles and i nail fllf three and a
halt inctue'lons.
RICHARD A. RAM.TNOER.
(Photograph eopyrisht by Clinedinst.)
ALL ENGLAND IN UNREST
I Strikes and Lock-Outs Threaten
to Check Many Industries.
CRISIS IN COTTON TRADE
Boilermakers Refuse to Meet
Demands — Trouble in Wales
-Railway Men Angered
[Dy Cabl» to Thf Tribune]
London. Sept. s>.— Day by day the out
look in the British industrial world be
comes more threatening and trade
unionism itself is on trial. The boiler
makers concerned in the shipyard lock
out have revolted against their leaders
and emphatically refuse to authorize the
executive to give assurances to the Ship
! building Federation aerainst local strikes.
From Lancashire comes the news that
a lock-out in the cotton trade, due to a
! local strike, is posible.
South Wales has been seething with
discontent ever since the miners' eisht
hours pet began to teach the reforming
1 zealot that the customs of great trades
cannot liehtly he changed.
On many railways th- results of arbi
tration are bein^ received with uncon
i cealed disgust, and on every side unrest
; is apparent. . v
IBy The Associated Tre?? ]
Xewcastle-on-Tyne. Sept. 9. — The
boilermakers at the Walker shipyard
here, who were locked out on September
12 because of the riveters* strike, which
the employers he'd was a breach of the
agreement existing between them and
the. workmen, voted to-day against au
thorization being given the executive of
their union to settle the dispute, and de
manded the calling of a meeting at
which all the unions should be repre
sented.
This action means that the lockout
will continue at least for another fort
night, and that probably all the ship
yards will be forced to close down. This
would throw many persons out of work.
TRy Th» AssrxMatP-l Press.]
Manchester, England. Sept. p.. — a lock
out in the entire cotton trade is threat
ened on October 1. For some time there
has been a dispute between the owners
of the Fern mill at-Oldham and their
employes because the firm has made a
new arrangement of working condition.-*.
This matter was discussed to-day at 'i
meeting of the Masters" Federation, and
it was decided that unless the opera
tives of the Fern mill agreed to arbi
trate their differences with the mil' own
ers by next Monday a meeting of em
ployers would be called and a lock-out
throughout the cotton trade recom
mended.
The oldham union met to-night ami
passed resolutions declining to arbitrate
the Fern mill dispute.
WAYWARD YOUTH AN HEIR
Imprisoned Dartmouth Student
to Receive $15,000.
Hutchinson. Kan.. Srpt 9. Sentenced
to the State Reformatory becausa he had
secured ?2" under false pretences and
now. while gen ing sentence, receiving
an inheritance of 1)5.096 are the had and
R (1 od fortune of Steven R4 harrlson.
Richardson's mother died a ouple of
weeks ago, and he haa received word
that bis grandfather, who lived in Cw
neeticut. has also died, leaving him n<>t
less than $15,000.
Richardson, it is said, wa a rtudent
in Dartmouth College, Hanover. N. H.
He has ;i brother who i.- otmnected with
the American Locomotive Work* art
Scbenectady, N". V. The young man bad
l.t't Ins X-w England home and drifted
\V« st Be tinally tot into ditTicnlty ;it
Topeka, and needing moßey, i>ut t.v>
proud to asu his relatives t>> assist him,
he obtained by meaaa of a bogwa dMck
the .sum of S'J"
His conduct in the institution has been
good, and he will be paroled soon..
HORSE FOR MR. ROOSEVELT
One of the Morgan Stock Pre
sented to Him at Sioux Falls.
[By Telegraph to Th«> Trtbun?.]
Df«dwootl. S. •' S*pt. 9 The,»<ior«
Roosevelt received during his recent visit
to Sioux Falls ■ present of one of the finest
speclmena of horse Be In America '■• •' < ■
— one of the oKltim»> Morgan breed. it ha*
rifvf<- known another home than South Da
kota and i" South Dakota Mi ftoosevelt
will k*»p it.
It was a gift from William H. Miner, of
Canton, who went to Mom Falls on Sat
urday to tell ill* ex-PresMem what be had
previously written to Captain Bullock— that
Mr. Roosevelt ne«d feel no embarrasarnenl
in accepting t!"* horte. as there were no
strings to the present, implied «.>r otherwise.
DEMOCRATS ASK
mum hem
Minority cf Coomiftec Invtsti
gatinq Pindwl Cha^qes Re
ports Against Secretary.
RESIGNATION IS DEMANDED
Republican Members of the
Committee to Meet in Clii
cago, but Democrats Say
They Will Not Be There.
Minneapolis, >p' IV— 'That | iard
A. Ballincer ha* not be*« tr<i» to th<»
trust reposal in him a? Secretary of th»
Interior, that he = "••' deewrwwsai nf
I iii.li. confldpncf. and that b<» should ha
tequestetl by th" proper authorities to
resign his office."
Th" foregoing sums up th** findi'is** «f
the four rcmooral ir members of '" ''
Ballinsror- Pin.-not Congressional inves
tigating committee, which were rv?dc
public to-day.
Summarized, • •» Democratic findir 1 ?*
declare that the evidence shows:
"That th^re was no conspiracy azainst
Mr. Balline?r.
"That Gifford Pinehot and L. R.
Glavis were faithful trustees of the
people's interests.
"That Mr. Ballinsrpr's conduct on cer
tain occasions was intended to. and did.
have the effect of deceiving !h<» Presi
dent. .
•'That Mr. R»llin?<?r*s action in hay
ing "clear listed* the so-railed Cunning
ham Alaskan coal lands and ordering
them patented, showed bad faith.
"That he advocated a bill to validate
Alaskan coal claims aHes« to b* fraud
ulent.
"That hi? action In acting as attorney
in cases pending in the Land Office while
he was Commissioner was reprehensivp.
"That he helped to fore* the «'unnins
ham coal claims to a Ilia ling before th^
government was ready to proceed.
"That he encouraged insubordinal
in the reclamation service and continued
improper official conduct in that connec
tion."
Praise for Pinchot.
rTnmeroda official nets of Mr. Ballin
zpt are attacked. Hia^i praise la siven
Oifford Pinchot. former Chief Forester.
and 1.. R. Olavis. former chief of the aW 1
division of the General Land Office.
The Republican member? issued no
collective report on the controversy, tut
an Independent report was siven out
by Mr Madison, the insurgent Republi
can from Kansas, which declares als<>
that Mr. Ballinger "should not be re
tained, that he was an unfaithful trus
t?e of the people's interest, an enemy of
conservation" and tb^it the charges of
Gifford Pirchot should I* sustained.
These findings will be printed and filM
with Congress.
The decision of the four Democratic
members .ami Mr. Madison to make the
reports public followed a session which
was unusual. Three Republican mem
hers Senator Sutherland, of Utah, an
Representatives McCall. of Massachu
setts, and Denby, of Michigan, refused
to attend taw mee'jn.g. Finally the
chairman of the committee himself. Sen
atotr Nelson, of MiV /- ' left the com
mittee room and fatted to return.
Chairman Nelson gave notice that a
meeting would be held in Chicago ne*l
Tuesday. The Democratic members ad
journed to mccl again in Washington,
<ir. December 3.
Representative Ollie M. James, of
Kentucky. on» of the E'emoeratir mem
bers, announced that all the Democrats
would refuse to attend 'he meeting «>r
which Senator Nelson has giv*>n notice.
The Republicans will then be t- wart
same position that the Democratic a»sa*
bersand Mr. Madison f<-und themselves
in to-day.
Six Members Meet.
Upon the assembling of the committee
the chairman. Senator Nelson, an
nounced that Mr. Dent? had arrived
yesterday morning, thai Mr. Olxnstead
would arrive this evening ■" ' that h*
had received word from Senator Roe«
that he could he here next Tuesday.
This, would, he said, bring toajetker
eleven of the twelve members of CaM
committee. He suggested that they
agre« to mccl her» next Tuesday, or. 3; «
Senator Root can readi Chicago on Mon
day and as all but two members of th»
committee will pass through Chicago on
their way home, that I meeting ot the
committee be held in CM I next Ms*
day, instead of here next Tuesday. Mr.
Nelson said he was anxious to dispose of
the matter soon.
Rollcall disclosed that no quorum « M
present, and Senator Nelson said that In
view of that fact no business eou!d b«.
transacted except the adoption of a mo
tion to adjourn.
Mr Madison protested against the •«
tion Of the chairman as arbitrary ?nd
unfair, and moved that the absent mcm
i,,. of the committee be brought in.
The four Democrats and Mr Madison
voted for it. Mr. Nelson not voting.
Sent for Absentees.
Mr. Nelson declined |c put a motion
of Mr James's that Ivan Dow be ap
pointed sei ■• " ;! - 1 ' >--■'• the ground
that ■ quorum was not present and the
motion wag therefore not in order. Mr.
Nelson said Mr. Bow en has not been and
oi not acting as scrgeant-at-arms t>f the
committee.
Mr. Madison then moved that the sec
retary of the committee bo directed and
empowered to notify the absentees to
appear at the committee room at once,
and upon their failure to come that h^
arrest and take them there. The m«»tion
was adopted by the •»< member?.
Secretary Slemari notified >l " m
Sutherland and Representative? McCaH
and Denby to appear at the rommittr?
room, but dpclined Is execute the order
to arrest them, as under the resolution
authorizing the Investigation there »SH
no such authority. The thre* men men
tioned made the following reply;
In fkrn of the refusal of ■ minority
... committee on Wednesd.iv to post
pone action until the members of Ur»

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