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NEW-YORK. MONDAY, JANUARY I. 1912,-r-SIXTEEN PAGES.
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KINGS OFFICIALS LOSE
JOBS AT MIDNIGHT
County Clerk Devoy Swings Axe
Promptly on Two Men Who
Ousted Him Last Summer.
CASE MAY GO TO COURT
Friends at New Year's Party See
Victim of "Ripper Bill" Send
Dismissals to Demo?
cratic Deputies.
The first effl< W nct nf County Clerk
Charles R Dtvoy ?ai taken at 12:10
o'clock iiits? HtonAng, when he aimed a
blow at UM upper" ** "nrtor wnich
nr ?a? (Of ??? fr?" the' places of chief
clerk ?nd of deputy clerk of the Coun
t> Court, Klncrs County, by summarily
amoving from <mce Tlu.mas V. Wogan
und charle?. C. Wise, chief clerk and
deputy clerk of the COM*, his successors
in these pofta
The "tipptt" law under which Mr.
Pevoy wa* i-moveil list summer did
rot take immediate effect. The Demo?
crat* hesitated to remove Mr Devoy as
chief clerk. M he resigned Judges Dike
and Fawcott. of the County Court, im?
mediately met Mid appointed Mr. De
VOy deputy clerk, at the same salary as
he had before In some way the Legis?
lature had failed to change the method
of the deputy's selo, tioi, and so the
Old way remained m forre. A new
"ripper" law ouFted Mr. Devoy from
the deputy clerkship elaO.
By the time this had been effect >d
Mr. Devoy hao started his campaign as
the Repnbik n candidat? lor County
Clerk. He' made a remarkable cam?
paign. He tan 6.nrin vote? ahead of his
colleagues and 2r>.i|(? ahead of the Judi?
ciary candidate.?-, carried seventeen of
the twenty-'.hi e* Assembly districts of
the county and cut down the Demo?
cratic majorities In the districts which
thev thought they controlled absolutely.
His own di8trirt, the ;th. which Is
normally 1,000 Democrats, he carried
by 300. This happened, though every
one knew ihat Mr Devoy intended to
remove Mr. Wr gan- formerly Dem**
cratlc leader of the district?If elected.
It was known also that he would re
move Deputy County <'lerk William J
Heffernan, the present Democratic
leader
rn preparation for his aetl?>n of this
morning Mr. Devoy was sworn in by
Justice Crane, of the Supreme ^ourt. last
week, and filed his oath with Cojnty
Clerk Henry P. If04*99 and filed his bond
with District Attorney John F. Clarke.
To view the proceeding? he ha1 sum?
moned thirty-five personal friends to a
New Tear's Eve dinner at his house, No.
lo7 14th str<*pt.
?s midnight approached messengers
were called from the nearest office of
the American District Telegraph Com?
pany Thfn. as the midnight celebrants
paused for second wind. Mr. Devoy at?
tached hi.? signature to the letters of re?
moval and dispatched them to the Wo
gan '?no "'ise homes.
(!' .' ?mi appointed Jrdin T. Rafferty.
pr?sider, of the 12th Assembly District
FepuM'' An <-lub and president of the
jtattot il Customs Brokers' Association,
a n ?r personal friend of thirty-five
?>ear.s' st^ndinE:, to succeed Mr. Wogan,
ant) appointed r>. Harry Ralston. execu?
tive nen.her from the 1st Assembly Dis?
trict, To <..;if>ort Mr. Wise.
|J 'nd for the removals, he ex?
plained to ?he reporters present, \\.<s
that th. "ripper" laws under which they
had I *n appointed were unconstitu?
tional bearding bis move Mr. Devoy
.said
" 1 ? ? rr> had no right to inter?
fere with m; prerogative? a? a eonstitu
? he law whirh ousted me
an) that the County <'lerk
Could KppOtnl the chief clerk of the
count- ,,i r' for a term of five years was
un '.rn- ft]t,orial. In my opinion. Mr.
Mo'!n>, ?1th .ituy six months more In
?Ace, i i.rdened his su? ?essor and his
I successor- with the appoint?
m?.\t * -t chief clerk under the act
'In view of the confidential nature of
the piare and the fact that the chief
clerk of tha country court is a doputy
count] cif>ii<, i do not recoKnizf the ap?
pall >ii'nt. In taking this step I believe
th.it i Hm giving the people only what
Ihfl '?? ' ;i ?hange in methods and a
business a'lministratif.il."
The chief clerk's salary is .S7..VK> and
til- deputy*?IMOft The ousted officials.
it i* ?? ? ai, will cj.rry the maticr to
the << nrts, as Jacob Brenner, former
DammlaakiaWff ?,f Jtjrors, and Lewis M.
Su;isr . the farmer Commissioner of
' ? ? h iv? already ?farted to do.
Mr tad Mr. Brennt r wu
l irte? ? rtpper" laws. They began
taju? ? proceed lata t<? get back, but
lost th< r suit in the Supreme Court.
They m bow being ?nad to tain steps
x" '? hi - on;;titutionallty of tjie "rlp
Nr" . v.?.
Th. effect of Mi. Devoy'i act? upon the
?rinper" legislation will depend ritirely
on what ?tepe Mr. Wogan and Mr. Wise
tak.- to K,t aai k in ofao?, People from
ail ovei th- atate have i.n writing Mr.
De\o- to learn what be bad in mino.
?a :!i await the outcome of his step
Wit), bail test
ANGRY WOMEN KICK PASTOR
Clash in Tampa Church Follows At?
tack on His Predecessor.
Tampa, r? . pa hL??The ftev, R k. !..
Klrklond. kicked, he ?ahmed. by women
?ember* el iT*gaUau, ?pent the
? ..ti in bed and six pernon? arc un
<>i mre..t a* tin- rarali of a ??anh between
fact Urn of th- Kirnt Coaareaatiooel
Church tbis morning. After the son
Which Ihi paetor attacked a former pastor
,n eaeneetlea with alleged mimpproprle
tleu ' t th- ?horch tanda the ftev. Mr.
KJtbJand fndeavoted to quell a controversy
in wlii'h m<-ti and w'>rn<-n bad joined. It
c, was Injured.
Hi- :?>?! mon way on the siinj?, i ??)( l*bti?1
Uv?d To-day Would II? I:. r ??HhC''
.-no blM text wax the ?ei,t, ncc; "My
'Bthefi bout? b a house of prayer, but
. ,n "i. jt 4 <lctl U? thieve- '
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ITALIAN PAINLNGS BURNED
Explosion Causes Damage in
Genoa Academy of Fine Arts.
tlcnoa, Dec. 31.?Art explosion of ga*
to-day caused great damage in the Acad?
emy of Fine Arts. A number of pict?
ures. Including several which received
medals at the World's Fair at Chicago;
War" burned.
The civic library, which contain! fiftv
thousand volumes, was not injured.
NO PARDON FOR MORSE
Taft, After Physicians Report,
Refuses to Free Banker.
Washington, r>ec 31. It was an
nounced at the White House to-night
that the report of the army medical offi?
cers who have examined ( 'harles W.
Morse, the convicted New York banker,
serving a sentence In the Atlanta fed?
eral i enitentlary. does not warrant im?
mediate interference by the I'resldent
nnd thai the pardon will not be granted
at this time.
The physicians made a physical exam?
ination of Morse in the military hospital
at Fort McPherson, where the banker is
being treated under guard. They also
studied his mental condition, and trans?
mitted their findings to President Tail
through Surgeon (?eneral Torney yester?
day.
The physicians find that Mor?o la s if?
ferine from arterio-sclerosls, valvular
trouble of the heart and Bright s dis?
tas?. H? has recently suffered fnin ;.n
acute attack of congestion of the kid?
neys. No paralysis Was found. The
dot-tors pronounce Morse's condition nec?
essarily incurable, but do not look for
immediate death. Their recommenda?
tions are *uch that President Taft found
AS r<nson tu depart from the attitude he
has assumed in the Morse case.
It is generally understood that Presi?
dent Taft ig unwilling that Morse die a
prisoner, but he does not intend to grant
the pardon until he is convinced that the
prisoner is in a dying condition.
SURGEON RISKS HIS LIFE
Crawls Under "L" Train to Aid
Man Fatally Crushed.
Dr. Martin, an ambulance surgeon of
the Bradford Street Hospital, Brooklyn,
risked his life yesterday by cradling
under the forward trucks of an elevated
train at Montauk and Pltkln avenues to
give last aid to John Gilbank, who lay
pinned under the car.
Whether the man met his death by ac?
cident or as the result of e'dclda! Intent
the police do not know. The motorman
of the train. Joseph Taylor, said that he
was not watching dilhank and could not
tell whether he fell or leaped on to the
tracks as the train came Into the sta?
tion. When Dr. Martin arrived a great
ciowd had collactsd. '?roans were com?
ing from under I lie forward trucks,
where (Jilbank was concsslsd Despite
the protests of hospital attendants Dr.
Martin stripped off his COS and over?
coat and crawled in beside the third rail,
through the wires and motors, until he
was between the trucks. He found that
??ilbank was terribly crushed. To ease
his agony the surgeon ?ave him several
hypodermic injections.
Elevated employes lifted the trucks
'ifflciently to allow ??llbank to be pullo 1
out and he was carried to the ambu?
lance He died as he was placed in it.
LAUNDRY WORKERS STRIKE
Leaders Say 25,000 Will Quit
To-morrow Morning.
The public: may have to wash Its own
shirts if a strikH declared last night by
laundry workers really goes Into effect, as
promised, to-morrow morning.
LcCSl No. 115" ordere?! its members out,
nr.d its loaders declared they would he
adle to Influence twenty-five thousand laun?
dry worker*. Of these only a small num?
ber are organized, but It wan Said thHt
there SSI gMMfSl dissatisfaction among
i ?Kin. One of the thing? the union de?
mand? is I 20 per cent increase In wages.
They also want a twelve-hour day. two
?hours less than they now work.
Philip (josseen, of l/>cal No. 34, said there
une forty-five thousand laundry workers
In this city and that the majority of these
were ready to strfk?,
OYSTERS RIDE IN TAXICABS
In from France, They Reach
Broadway Just in Time.
P.. L Rowles is an express agent of un?
usual patience. He spent the last day of
the year cold, hut hopeful, on the French
Line pier answering tolephone calls from
tnrec French restaurants, and merely
smiled when, for the thirty-fifth time, a
chef asked a (?out "the oyster."
"Please, |,a Lorraine, where Is he with
the oyster?" said the Impatient chef.
"She is still down the Bay," said Bowles.
I think she win be here before 6."
?What is It the diners will do If the
oyster do not come?"
"I can't tell what they will do," he an?
swered.
When the chefs ?ailed up again Mr.
Howies? had not time to answer. He was
busy with the customs officials arranging
for the reloafce of the oysters, which were
in sacks
"Are those IhtiiK- brought here for
in ceding ?hllpSSSSf^ asked an inspector.
"No," said Bowles. "They are French
oysters, called 'marennes verle.".' (Of eat?
ing purpose?. There aro about two hun?
ched Frenchmen In this town who want to
?at thc.-e oysters to-night with their New
Year's dinner. I've got two bundled doren
at them and three taxlcab* ?re rrady to
take them to the restaurants.'
At 7::T. p. m , when the taxlcabs had gone
north with the oysters. Mr. Bowles went
Into a booth and talked to the three chefs
at once The thank? that came -'mtil
taneously over the wire to hlrn W re too
pr?f UM and muddled to permit of transla?
tion.
USUAL NOISY WELCOME
FOR ANOTHER YEAR
Bowery Vies with Broadway in
Seeing the Old One Out and
the New One In.
THOUSANDS ATTEND CHURCH
Army of Police Keep the More
Exuberant Persons in Check
?Weather Nothing Much
to Rejoice About.
The ushering In of ? new life or the
j passing of one that has fulfilled its mls
' sioti Is usually a ceremony that Is St*
i tended with so much of peace and quiet
as may i o secured under the circum?
stances surrounding the particular case,
but the death of the old man of the agc.=
and the birth of the newest of the years,
simultaneous events, take place amidst
sounds the most discordant and accom?
panied by what is known as the height
? of revelry-eating beyond repletion and
drinking accordingly.
There may be a philosophy upon which
this custom is founded, but It seems
more likely that with the great majority
It Is bedded In habit, while the philos?
ophy lies with the minority, who fur?
nish the majorltv the means of filling
the air with discord and doing likewise
to their systems. The philosophy of the
minority rests upon the Spanish proverb.
"It is a waste of lather to shave an ass."
If the death of the old year corre?
sponded with the coming of spring, rea?
son COUld be found for the rejoicing. In
these latitudes, however, and OH this
coast the death of the old vear means
the coming of what Is railed winter?
! Ihat is to snv. a season of rain mixed
with ?now. slush, high winds, fog. diph?
theria and pneumonia.
The cllmstfl "f Northern M intsns is
.aptly described as "nine months winter
I and three months damn late in the fall."
In that .-<-< i ten of the country srlntsf is
a season of cilSp and clear cold that
stings ami Invigorates, accompanied by
clean, dry anon that rings under the
runners of the sleighs Sin h a winter
as that is ins whose coming may well
he rejoiced in.
The Pacific ?oast, in the region of
Santa Barbara has for its winter th?
nvst delightful season of the \ear In a
country <vhc re all seasons ?re a delight
There the tr. Hllltalni and the sea meet
and Frbruniv l? the month of flowers
and festival?, while January h?:r.?.?- the
approach of spring. ?
Reason He"e for Rtjoicing, Too.
Well, then, let it he supposed thru N?w
York rejoiced last night bscatiss thsrs
are places where the season calls for re?
joicing; or let It b* supposed that It was
because the New Year opens with a
promise of Increased prosperity in the
mills that are starting their machinery
once more after a long period of Idle?
ness and giving employment to many
who have puffered under short commons,
or let It be supposed that the rejoicing
was among the eight hundred thousand
of its population who had elbowed most
of the others into the small < orners of
the year Just ending A look at the
restaurants lells the tale.
Then, as t.. the manner of tho rejoic?
ing:
In expectation of the usual New Year's
Kve i rowcis. Police Commissioner Waldo
drafted hundreds of policemen into the
thoroughfares where the largest crowds
were expected.
Three hundred policemen, under eigh?
teen sergeants and seven lieutenants,
met at Times Square and patrolled
Broadway and Seventh avenue from KKtl
i to ."1st street. Thofje men were all
I drafted from the Traffic BflJUad and were
under orders from the Traffic Squad.
Broadway, from 83d to tOth street,
vas guarded by 225 patrolmen, four lieu?
tenants and a lik< number of sergeants,
who met at 86?1 street Two lieutenants,
two sergeant.? und fifty-three patrolmen
constituted the detachment on Ttroadway
from 2.^1 to .'{2d street.
Downtown two lieutenants, two ser?
geants and fifty patrolmen were on the
east side of Rroadway at Wall street.
while on the west side, outside Trlnltv
ChUfch, there was a like number of po?
lice.
One hundred and eighty policemen,
with tWO UeUtenantS and tWO sergeants,
met at 12.">th street and Seventh avenue
to do duty around St. Andrew's Church.
Fifth avenue and 127th street and the
neighborhood, Including 12"ith street
All Happy on the Bowery.
Now, to the Has! Side:
The Flowery was one of (he districts
that was left to the discretion of the In?
spector of the district. Early In the
evening if was Jammed, and ns time
went on Immense crowds gathered from
the lower lv?si Side. The reserves of
the r>th, Mulberry, Mercei and Dclamey
street stations wore out and worked
hard In regulating the traffic-. The ut?
most good humor prevailed, and. despite
the fact that the BoWSTV and poverty
are generally allied, last night was one
of Joy, and poverty seemed to he for?
ged ten.
The mission* on the Bowery were
filled to overflowing. At most of them
there was a "hand-out," to use the ver
racular e,f the Bowery, but this followed
the service?. One hundred and fifty
mer attende 1 the service at the Mission
of the Urine Water, No. 844 Bowery.
Suiu>er was served after the service, and
then the assemblage went to ('amp'",
Memorial Church, at Chrystle and De
la BCSr Streets, where the Rev. Dr. James
held a watch night service
Tho Rev. '"hartes H. Meade, editor of
"The National Temperance Advocate,"
was the principal speaker at the Rowery
Mission, where five hundred men gath?
ered for the watch night service, which
was followed by a supper
Three ears ago, on Xow Year's Eve,
Bowery Ted" was converted, after ten
years of life on the Bowery, at the Had
ley Mission. No. .iO." Bowery. Last night
he told the lory of hi? convondon to the
two hundred men who met for "testi?
monial night" at the ?Isslon. "Bowery
Continued oo RctiiU pt|t.
SHERIFF-ELECT HARBURGER WOULD NAME THESE DEPUTIES.
Prominent New York ?romeo abo ?an be office? of the law b] signifying their acceptance ami tiling a boem.
Top row?Mrs. 0. li P. Beltanot tod Miss Anne Morgan,
Middle row?Mb? Helen t;otild. Snerlff-eleet Julius Harburg*? ?i"d Mr<. clarence II. Mnci.ny.
Lower row?Mrs. isnHc I.. Rice, iss Inez MllhoUand and Mrs. KorYUca Young.
FIGHI IN PEKING STREETS
Premier's Bodyguard and Jap?
anese Legation Troops in Clash.
WOUNDED ON BOTH SIDES
Imperialists Still Endeavoring to
Oain Time?Renewed At?
tack on Han-Yanjr.
Peking. Dec. 31 Soldiers from ?he
Japanese Legation ? ame Into conflict yes?
terday and also to dav with Yuan Shlh
kaf's bodvguard Bayoneta and swords
wer? used and six or nn.ro Japan M
were wounded. It Is reported that more
than that number of ?'hi?ese were In?
jured. The Japanese as well as the
<'nines?? soldiers were ?iff duty at the
time of the ? lash? s, but the Japanese
Legation sent out a company with ofli
- era to rescue its men. The Incidents
are not believed to have any afgnith air ??
fKilltleally.
Negotiations between Shanghai and
T'eklng continue, hut apparently there
has been no development In the situa
tlon during the Inst twenty-four hours
The Imperialists are endeavoring to de?
lay matters, hoping that time will favor
them; the rebels seem ?leslrous of forc?
ing tho Issue, but neither side Is willing
to terminate the negotiations.
Sheng Hsnan -hual. ox-Minister of
posts and communication?, writes to a
friend here, saying that the rebels aro
sequestering his extensive property at
i Shanghai. They allege, ho says, that
the "four nations" group of flnancbWl
heavily bribed him for favoring them In
tollPOftlOW with the currency and tall
way loans. This he emphatically de?
nies.
A dispatch from Hankow says that
three soldiers have b?-en court mar
tialled and beheaded because they were
suspected of an attempt to assassinate j
General LI Yuen-hong, commander of
the revolutionists. They were captured l
with revolvers in their hanils standing
close to the general.
St. Petersburg, Dec. .'11. -A dispatch
from Hankow says that the Republicans
to-day opened fire from Wii-Chung on
Han-Yang, which is held by the im?
perialists.
They seem to he of the opinion that
the armistice has expired.
Ijondon. Jan. 1 The Peking ( oi iv;;p;>nid
ent of "The Dally Telegraph? says that
another meeting III held on Sunday in the
Palace and that the question of abdication
was mooted. It i* Keml-nfflclally an?
nounced that the EmperOr "cease?! his
studies" on December 2S. which probubly
means that his father has removed him.
it Is state?! that the Kiipnss l??m..K r
with the members of the court, will pro?
ceed to Je-llol. while Prince Chun and the
Kni|>eror. with hi section of the Imperial
?dan. will go to Moukden Palace. This last
move, sayB the correspondant, would prob?
ably prove a fruitful source of complii a
tlons. and Korean history maj be repeatcl
in Southern Munchurla
|o?M disorder? have occurred in Peking.
I". m opean women have '??? n insulted, and
last night a ?'ompany of Japanese troops
were forced to surround the market and
rescue some of their comrades who were
belog b'-aten and kicked.
?
CIGARETTE 8TARTS SrM.OOO FIRE.
Huntington. W. Va., Dae. M> Fwe to-day
destroyed the new McCrori, DufhHag and
threatened an entire s?iuare beeaus, of a
H!" hre-zc The lo.-s |s estimated at 51 . ?.
M? A lighted cigarette dropped in rubblah
hi eaid to be the cause.
I
TOWN'S CHURCHES CLO
No Sunday Services in Lee
First Time in 118 Years.
[B] TH'-rfraph to Th? Trlhun?. 1
1-er, Mis., Dec |] This was
first Sun lar in 11* years on which th
have been nfi ckurck services in I
town. If WSJ slSO the first time elur
this loin? peri id that the doors of
Lee congregational church, un? eif
historic itructuref of Berkshire rout
were closed against worshippers
Th.- prevalence of diphtheria, which I
resched 'he proportions ?>f an eplderr
caused "i" . ioslng of the churches
lew dajrS ago the state authorities fc
bade klaslng and shaking hands Af
fu ? T rsnu Ike l-.tn on church services
In I,' nos md Lenosdsle many of t
churches were t lossd kj order of t
I state hoard
Ci
WOMAN'S LONGEST FLIGH
Mile. Dutricu Wins Femina Cu
by Flying 158 Miles.
BtampeS, Franc??, Dec. Il, Mlle. H
lAiie DUtrleU t? ?day made I flight eif 2
kilometres < lf?S miles) in ? hours and
minutes, thereby winning the Femir
Cup ami beating all women's reeor?
for distance. The Kemins cup Is 01
fered for the longest contlttUOUl fligl
made by | w-man during the jresr.
was won last year by Mile. Dutrlei
who In that competition covered |(
kilometres.
At Compiegn* Mile. Jeanne Herviei
I111 competition n>r the- Feinina Cup, cov?
ered 248 kilometres (181 miles) In ;
hours ami I! minutes.
WORK FOR 100,000 IDLE lVIE^
Revival of Iron and Steel Indus
try Is Widespread.
I n> T Sesveai '" T1,? Trieune. )
Pittsburgh, Dec. .'M.?With the numbei
of idle- iron and steel plants that will re
sume work with the beginning of 101'.
and the Increased number of men wh?
will find employment in shops runnlns
o. part time, It Is estimated that one
hundred thousand Idle workmen will find
employment.
Idle plants that will start during Jan?
uary Include fourteen blast furnaces, in
c reaslng the number in operation to 237,
as against 211 working on December 1
The '?irnegie Steel Company will start
its i all mill at th? Kdgar Thompson
plant. Th' National Tube Company has
ordered its mills at Kllwood City, I'cnn..
and Loriiin. Ohio, on full time and full
banded, and at Loraln more than fifteen
hundred will go to work. The American
Sheet and Tin Plate Company has issued
orders for the fifty tin mills at the Qrssf
and Chenango plants, New Castle, to
start,'which will give employment to five
thousand. The American Steel and Wire
Company will operate Its Schoenberger
mill, this city, In full, and will Increase
Its cc.mplcmont of men at other mills.
Br'.wn & Co. also has ordered all pud?
dling furnaces and rolling mills in op- I
irutlun I
?L BUCCANEER YARN
Belgian Sailors Forced to Work
at Point of Revolver.
A PARAGUAYAN FILIBUSTER
? Vessel's Name Changed Three
Times During Voyage?Four
Large Cannon Aboard.
Antwerp, Dec. 31.?The crew of the
steamer Zeehrugge, which sailed from
iiere in October with arms and ammuni?
tion. It was thought, for the Portuguese
royalists, returned to-day to Antwerp.
It appi^nrs that steamer and cargo were
Intended for Paraguayan revolutionists.
I She carried 'JiiO tons of powder, four
large cannon, one machine gun, ?1,000
rifles, a a irelepi, apparatus, uniforma and
other military supplies. There were two
English passengers and five Spanish pas?
sengers aboard Once out of sight of
land one of the Spaniard*, Arrieos by
name, assumed direction of affairs.
The Zeebrugge. instead of proceeding
for the Falkland Islands, for which she
? had cleared, headed for the mouth of the
' Rio Plate. The Belgian sailors then
learned it was the Intention to attack
i he Paraguayan villages on the river.
As soon is ttie coast was sighted Arri?
eos mown; ?1 the guns on deck, the hull
of the eecaol was repainted and her
name ami changed to the Coimbra. Then
the Brazilian, flag was hoisted. Thanks
to a severe snowstorm, the vessel got
past Montevideo and Buenos Ayres
without attracting attention. Her name
was then ngair. changed to the Asun?
cion.
The Belgian crew were compelled to
obey orders, Arrieos standing over them
with a revolver. They feared, too. that
if the vessel were taken they would be
summarily dealt with. They continued,
therefore, to work the ship up the river,
during which the vessel's name under?
went another change, the name Consti?
tuci?n being painted on her side.
When the Paraguayan border wan
reached the English captain announced
that tho steamer belonged to Arrieos,
and that the men were free to leave.
Refusing the invitation of Arrieos lo
Join his expedition the crew went to
Buenos Ayres and thenco shipped to
Antwerp.
The sailors have brought suit for their
wages against the former Belgian own?
ers of the Zeebrugge. An Antwerp dep?
uty will demand an explanation from
th? government In the chamber for not
preventing f?o flagrant a breach of neu?
trality.
SHOOTS GIRL;' KILLS SELF
Double Tragedy in Waverly
Street Due to Jealousy.
Waverly. K, F., Dec 31.?Barret Levls.
nineteen years old. son of Fran? is Levls,
Of Detroit, shot N'lna Lawrence, daugh?
ter of *>. H. Laemenca. of Waverly, to?
night and th n committed suicide. The
young woman was shot once In the leg
and three times in the neck, but It is
believed that she has a chance for re?
covery. Levls shot himself throe times
In the head und died an hour later.
Jealousy over the attentions of an?
other young man to Miss Lawrence, who
Is a popular member of the younger so
?iety Bet he-e. is ;;u| loscd to luive
stirred Levls to commit his crime. He
< ame. here from Detroit to visit rela?
tives during the hollduys. The shooting
j occurred while the couple were walking
vu Park avenue.
Sheriff-Elect Willing to Name
Mrs. 0. H. P. Belmont, Mrs.
Mackav. Miss Morgan
and Others.
HOPES THEY WILL ACCEPT
New Official Says Any Woman of
Standing Can Get Job by Oiv
ing $10,000 Bond?Boon
for Suffragists at Start
of Leap Year.
If during the coming week you shonM
see a band of women with drawn re?
volvers raid some gambling den. or if
any time after to-day a woman should
touch you on the shoulder and say,
"You are my prisoner!" don't be sur?
prised, for New York is to have women
deputv sheriffs, thus giving woman a
new sphere in which to labor.
This innovation was announced last
night hy Sheriff Julius Harburger, whc
taker office this morning at 10 <3'clock,
succeeding John S. Shea.
Already Sheriff Harburger has selected
a list of prominent women who will ha
appointed special deputy sheriffs to aid
him in preserving the peace, preventing
crime and protecting life and limb and
property. All that Is necessary for them
to do Is to appear before the new Sheriff
and be sworn In.
These women are:
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont.
Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay.
Miss Helen Gould.
Mrs. James Lees Laidlaw.
Mrs. Isaac L. Rice.
Mrs. N?rdica Young.
Miss Anne Morgan.
Miss Inez Milholland.
In fact, anv woman of standing In Man*
hattan and The Bronx may bo appointed
a deputy sheriff, with all the nolle*
powers thai go with the office, upon ap?
plication to Ihe Sheriff, and furnishing
I a bond of t]f?,(\fif>. as required hy |?w;
i for Sheriff Harburger purposes to ?p
? point women from all walks and sta
! tions of life who are citizens. The worn
en alreadv selected by the Sheriff erf
N'w York County Include women prom?
inent in society and In the cause of
woman suffrage And here It might be
mentioned thet th? Sheriff, who Is Tam?
many leader ef the 10th Assemhh Dis?
trict, is in ardent woman suffragist at
heart. During the last campaign a
suffrage meeting was held at his club.
The Sheriff Always Patriotic. 4
Sheriff Harburger was at his home.
No 4? St. Mark's Place, when lie mad?
this announcement. He hegr<n by com?
menting on the fact that he was bom
on Washington's Rlrthday. UBt
"Perhaps that Is why I so love to make
patriotic speeches." said the Sheriff,
"and whv I feel happiest when d"tn?.
something good for my country. I have
no patience with these so-calied Ameri?
cans who are always decrying things
American anel see no good In anythlne
unless It his the stamp 'Made In Ger?
many' or the stamp of serse other coun?
try of the Old World.
"I am a sachem o?. *P m many Hall.
This Institution ens "foui; id In 1770. It
is progressive and ?cy^v nothing new.
And the flames of lf^ .of good citi?
zenship and of true q*m0..-.r*<" *** burn?
ing brighter to-dav- \u^n ev?r brsfore.
"And mind you." continued the Sheriff,
"when I speak of cftl29T)Bhip 1 don't dis?
criminate as to sex The Constitution
of the T'nited States do.? -rot ard why
should we? And i mas? no distinction
as to sex when I use the word citizen..
"To mako It more \ 'tin, there are
women in California, 'A orad o and
three or four other stairs \erc!shig alt
the privilege? of men. including suffrages.
In our own state women vote in local
affairs in manv towns and vlllagea
Where New York It Behind.
"Why not here? This is the metropo.
lis of the Western World, and why
should we p??mlt the smaller communi?
ties to lead us?
"I hav? certain powers as Sheriff of
New York County. The law permits me
to delegate these power? to citizens of
this county. And that means woman
as well as men.
"I have the right to appoint special
deputy sheriffs to assist me !n keeping
the peace und for the protection of life
and limb and property. I have also the
right to ask the adjutant general of the
state to call out th-> militia to aid me In
keeping law and order In times of emer?
gency.
"I need a strong force of competent,
able, intelligent persons?and by that
I mean members of the opposite sex as
well. I shall certainly allow competent
women to perform the services of spe?
cial derutv sheriffs I will be glad to)
have them. And I am only too anxious
to bring about the Innovation by giv?
ing the fair sex a trial as guardian? of
the peace."
"Whom have you In mind?" he was
asked.
"Well," replied the Sheriff, "I have in
view such women as Mrs. O. H. P. Bel?
mont, Mrs. Nord lea- Young, Mr?. Clar?
ine.' H. Mackay, Miss Ines Milholland,
Mrs. James Lees Laidlaw, Mrs. Isaac I*
Hice, Miss Helen Gould and Miss Anne
Morgan, daughter of J. IMerpont Mor*
gan."
Jobs Ar? Open for AI/.
In answe to another question Sherlaf
Harburger raid he would swear in those
named, or any other woman of standing,
the moment she signified her willingness
to accept the office.
"There are \nan,v women holding
ofrke," he continued^, "I notice Mayor
(iaynor han V^poU* ??"-a, woman sec?
retary. He.Iras aiae> appointed women
to act as Commissioner? of Education.
There are also many women school in?
spector? and two women school superln
tendents in this Ity. Women of this
type 1 would gladly appoint a? my as?
sistant?."
So Barkis in wiliin'. It only rematad
for the woman to accept. And when
?he docs it may not be an uncomsssn

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