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CALL OFF COAL STRIKE;
MISERS MAVVETQ THEM
r,riMili(' Coiiuiiittopincii's Action
I'lniM's Knslntul. but Real
rmKi:.vnt)N will meet
rfs;r n To-morrow May Decide to Con
limn' f'icht - Funds of Union Kr
Hprial Cable HespatcK lo Tni Sr..
IivmiV, April i, Tho country tainted
'i;' relief to-day that the minora' ee(ii-
omnnttee had decided that the men
. Ill return to work and had resolved
-in it'll t'u' tin federation p;it
in ipfiion Into effect. It Is uncertain,
i ver, what action the federation
will i.itie when It tnoeti next Saturd.iv.
I he inert III!; of the executive committee I
t,i a secret one and tho only thing
nnjed ollieially wai the resolution which
wa adopt fl recommendlns that the
federation declare tha strike. oT. In
dependent Recount, however, concur
in tlii ptatement that the meeting was
m no wip harmonious and the resolution
was earned by only n small majority.
It v.". aHiinied early to-day that the
mectiij; of the executive committee
a a hrief one. b'lt it appears now that
the commit tea wa in session for live
And n half hours while tho various leaders
voirnl their opposing views with some
hn l ommltteetnen Edwards, Ashton
and other moderates argued that a two
tlurtls majority was us necessary to
pinions it R it had lieen to start the
trike 'I hey also Interpreted the numer
ous abstentions of miners from voting
on the itietion of returning to work as
an indirect ote against continuing the
triKe, while tho fact that several thousand
miners were already at work at tint mines
would seriously bumper any attempt to
prolong tho strike
On the other hand Smillie, Hartshorn
nnd other extremists repudiated the
nece-fity of n two-thirds majority in
order to continue the strike. They asked
of what use was the taking of the ballot
if the result was not acted upon.
'lhe-e dift'erences of opinion un
doubtedly will be emphasized at the
federation meeting next Saturday, and if
now seems not improbable, the ex
tremists prevail the decision of the execu
te o committee may be rescinded. This
might result in a break up of the miners'
Meanwhile many leaders, especially
the moderate, have gone to their re
kpeetlve districts to work for peace, not
only with the object of securing the re
turn ot the miners to work but also to
e the federation from disruption.
Whatever decision may bo reached on
r.iturdny, however, it is generally con
ceded the strike as a national affair is over
The figures of the ballot show that 201,013
men oted in favor of returning to work
nml somo 00,00 are already in the pits,
'the vote against resumption was 244.011.
It is expected, however, that thousands
who are eager to resume work will le en
courage J to do so by tho action of the
Executive Committee to-day, irrespective
ef anything the federation may do on
Saturday. Still there is undoubtedly a
large section of the men who are grimly
determined not to resume work until the
cheduled minima have been obtained,
These men struck reluctantly and only
complied with the strike order on the
urance of their leaders that the adop
tion of the minima was inevitable, and
none will return to work until this
schedule has been secured. These men ure
now bitteny dissatisfied, seeing that thes-j
assurances have not materialized. Part
o their resentment is against the Clov
rrmment und part against their leaders.
If they yield it will be slowly and grudg
ingly liven if the moderates are able to sway
the federation meeting on Saturday it is
rot ejected that there will lie a general
resumption of work earlier than next
Tuesday or Wednesday.
The enormous "war fund" with which
the strike was started has been wiped out
almo'l lomplotely. The reserve funds of
tne miners' union which wero invested in
nvk-.nid bonds havo been reduoed more
PREDICTS RAILROAD STRIKE.
ItrltWi I, liar l.rader Sa There Must
Re Conrillatlmi Hoard,
;" inhle lietpalch lo Tub Sin.
I.ommis, iril t.- The trouble tietwecn
th n.iMir,?fii"nt .ind the employees of the
t mtriil London Ilailway arose over the
rVjeinon of a petition by the men for
the cttahlllment of a conciliation lioard.
M r,.wford. one of tho leaders of tho
ril'v.n ,.ien, to-div endorsed I he stato-
mn' of .1 it Thomas in the House of
(otpnmii, yestei-finy that miles I hey
irr,,j.i ,,r, js settled the railway
luii'n- generally will lake up the fight.
Mi r i '. fuj'd accused other companies
of t t their employees badly and
"'' ' n ii i determined not to woro
unk-i 'i . fi.vHnivH. Tim companies
fm i ...mi., morning that they are not
I but there will bo no warn-
I ' , ,i le.irned a lesson by their
i' i i : I ,i . hst strike."
WILD WEST DAYs7n FRANCE.
It.iiiilli, .Murder Ktpressman nntl
i it Iwparrh lo Tnr. His,
oril I, The arrest of Curouy,
i n.otor car bandits who killed
' .1' Villeneiive-St. (ieorgen,
' ' bank at ( 'limit illy . murdered
' employees and stole W.OOO,
i .i i top to tho extensive aTies
v crime which havo stirred
1 . fi tour li.mditH this morning
i epi i-hniiin's wagon In the
ln-w I'-liiii. about six miles
1 - 's 'l' 1 1 Ii driver by strangling
I i wagon of a large ((Ualitity
i i' .mil tosvd tho body to
I I I." bandits then fled, and
- I i l-tii have been loiinil.
el fr I
l ii " i
PETP.0I fclM I 0UND IN AFRICA.
Dim,, i.r u llair Been .Mads In
' '.,. lirtpntrl, lo Tnr St v
1 i I , e !.-iv, April It Ir.
" 'I ' ti"ei.M has been dis
' ' ii o'inniiiiiie (lift rift of
i im !' iM'Iroleuin havo
" , ' ' i iv IPmtiii an. I if llie
" ''M tin lnt Mrimn die-
j" it .on' it m proMi of butne
' i industry
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may ace and learn tha wonderful merits
of the Ostermoor $15. Mattress. Calf,
'phone (5 Spring),
or drop a postsl to
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CHINA READY TO ADOPT
GEORGE'S SINGLE TAX
Dr. Sun, Who Believes in Reform
ing While Reforming Is Good,
Marconi Wtreleit and Special Cable Despalchtt
lo tbk Sew.
SltAKOHAI, Apri' 4.-Dr. Sun Yat Sen,
the former provisional President of China,
declared to-day that, he intended to tie-
vote his future life to the welfare of the
Chinese people and that tho teachings
of Henry George, tho single taxer, would
be the basis of his programme of reform.
"I intend to devote my future to the
promotion of the welfare' of the Chinese
people as a people, said Dr. Sun. "After
nearly three centuries of Tatar tyranny
a great people lias come Into its own and
It will make tho most of its opportunity.
The teachings of your single taxer.
Henry Oeorge, will be the basis of our
programme of reform.
"We will embrace all of the teachings
of Henry George and will include the
ownership by the national Government
of all natural monopolies."
Dr. Sun Vat Sen, who lived for years
in the United States, is a personal friend
of Representative Henry George, Jr.,
of New York, son of the famous single
Prkin. via London and Glace Bay, April
. Despite severalprotests the Belgian
syndicate to-day handed over $10,000,000
to the Chinese authorities at Pekin and
Shanghai. This money was furnished
under the recent loan agreement. The
"four Power" coterie of international
bankers had opposed the arrangement.
London-, April 3. A despatch from St.
Petersburg to the Daily Telegraph says
the settlement of all matters in connection
with the Chineso foreign loan will be
withdrawn from the private hanks on
April 5 and taken over by the six inter
ested Governments, the United States,
Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia
and Japan. . Russia and Japan have made
certain special reservations, to which no
objection will be raised.
This arrangement is considered to be
Incomparably more satisfactory than the
one it supersedes.
MRS. PANKHURST OUT ON BAIL
Suffragette Agrees to Truce While She
Prepares for Trial.
Special Cable VetpalcK to Tai 9c.
London. April 4. Arraigned in Bow
Street Court to-day charged with con
spiracy to destroy property, Mrs. Kmme
line Pankhurst, leader of the militant
suffragettes, and Mr. and Mrs. Pet hick
Lawrence, joint editors of roffsorlVomen,
were held fortrial in Old Bailey. By order
of the Home Secretary the two months
entence of Mrs, Pankhurst for window
breaking which began on March 2 was
commuted to expire to-day so that she
may have an opportunity to prepare
her defence. To-day, ufter she had
agreed to refrain from all violence pend
ing trial, she was freed in f 10,000 lull, and
tho bail of her two associates was con
tinued. The Government officers said that they
would move tho trial as soon as possible.
SCOTT FIGHTS ON ONE LINE.
Letter Said He Would Not Alter Plans
Because of Amundsen's Dash.
Special Cable Detpatch to Tar. Sex.
London-, April I. A despatch to the
Central News from Christchurch, N'. Z.,
contains an extract from a private letter
written by Capt. Scott, the south iole
explorer, on Octolier 28. He refers to Capt.
Amundsen's promised dash for the pole
as complicating the position, but says
he is determined not to alter his plans,
inasmuch as indulging in a race for the
pole would spoil the prospect of getting
there. Capt. Scott expresses the opinion
that Amundsen was taking risky chances,
but if he succeeded he would deserve all
LORD LISTER LEFT $3,308,330.
Will ilir a.'O.OOO Karh to Thrre
Marroni Wirtlt't lirtpalrh lo Ths Sts.
London, via (ilaco liny, April t. The
will of the late Lord Lister, the discoverer
of the antiseptic system of treatment In
surgery, which was filed to-day, disposes
of an estate valued al $3,308,330. It gives
$50,000 each to tho Royal Society, the
King Edward Hospital nnd th? North
London University College Hospital on
condition that his name should not lie
associated with tho bequests. ThcTo is
also a liequest of lltjo.ofin lo the Lister
Institute for Preventive Medicine.
PEKIN TO PARIS FLIGHT.
Krrnch Paper Arranging Umg Distance
Special fahle lutpalili In Tnr. Sly
Paris, April .'..--The Mntin announces
that It Is making arrangements for a
IVkln to Paris aeroplane content.
HOME RULE BILL PLANS.
Custom Hxrt.e Will Be Colin trd hj
(ir-i( la'ilc ltspnlcli to Tnr Sen
London1, Apiil I. The draft of the
home ruin or Irish Government bill,
a. It will be known officially, has been
completed and it will bo introduced April
II, The differences between the Ministry
and the Irish Nationalists over the rev
enues to 1st raiM-d have resulted in a com
promise by which the customs excise
will be collected by the impeiial Govern
inoiit. 'I ho Irish Parliament, however,
may vaiy Ihose duties subject to the veto
ot tin. imiiorial Parliament.
'I ll" new Parliament will sit in Dublin.
Inert .vill l" -it representatives o
Dublin among the lorty Iri-h members
who will represent the country in the
linn of Commons at Westminster.
It-eland will make no tlirivt contribution
to the Imperial revenue
The taintiou of Ireland is to continue
in consonance with the ilnauchil system
of the rnitfl Kingdom. The old ago
pensions and land purchase schemes aro
to reniuln under .imperial responsibility.
ON COAL CONFERENCES
DEPEND NEW PRICES
If Wednesday Session Is a Dead
lock Rush of Buyers Will
Send Values Kiting.
LEHIGH LAYS OFF MEN
Railroad Admits Curtailment and Says
It's Wholly tho Rrsult of Stop
pace of Mining.
Pending the conference between the
anthraclto mine workers and the coal
operators which will be held on Wednes
day at the Reading terminal, Philadel
phia, in an effort to prevent a coal strike
dealers and shippers of ooal were con
serving their supplies yesterday and only
filling orders actually received. The
supply of small steam sizes at the stock
piles will be shipped sparingly, but those
who can show that they actually need
coal will be supplied.
A meeting of the coal operators' com
mittee of ten will be held in this city on
Tuesday to prepare for the conference
j the next day, but no details of what is
done at the meeting will be given out. it
was the general opinion yesterday among
both operators and dealers that no
settlement will be reached on Wednesday
and that if there is to be a settlement
without a strike two or three conferences
will have to take place before It can be
Tho miners' committee will make a
fight for recognition of the union. The
rank and file of the mine workers care
very little about the recognition of the
union and would lie satisfied, It was said,
with an advance In wages, but the leaders
want the closed shop, which would be a
better guarantee of the coming in of
union dues and the payment of officers'
salaries and other union expenses.
At the offices of the Lackawanna Rail
road it was said that as the suspension of
work in the anthracite districts is com
plete great care will be taken in accepting
new orders. In case of a long suspension
special means may be taken to supervise
shipments. Joseph W. Vought, deputy
commissioner of the Coal Merchants
Association, said that the attitude of buy
em was now one of expectancy.
"Until the attitude of the operators and
mine workers at the close of the con
ference on Wednesday is known, he said
therejwill be'Jittle change in the situation.
If both sides leavo the conference with
out either side making any concessions
the demands for coal will increase at once
and everv one who wants coal will be
i clamoring for It. This will mean that
prices will rise and It will De largely tne
fault of the buyers If they do. "
On behalf of the operators' committee
a statement was issued last evening in
reply to reports that there were large
proflta from anthracite mining. These
reports the statement characterizes as
"For example," it says, "one or the
reports says that the proflts of the an
thracite mining companies are estimated
at $3,000,000 a month. Such gu eases or
'estimates' of profits are gross exaggera
tions and are calculated to mislead tne
public at a time when a general wage in
crease is demanded by representatives
of the mine workers. ".
Th Htatsment noes on to sar mat in
, the last year for whicli complete figures
were available the net profits from the
mining of six of the largest companies,
producing about two-thirds of the total
ou tpui , a vera ged eight een and four- ten ths
i cents per ton. This represented less than
n mnAvrntt return utmti the capital in
vested in mines and equipment and was
the normal result form the operotlon of
anthracite mining properties. While some
of the operators are more fortunate than
others the uveragt profit through the
region Is far below what is ordinarily
expected from mining operations and the
largest producer of anthracite ended the
last year with a deficit
An explanation of the laying off of men
and the postponement of improvements
on the IcIiIrIi Valley Ilailroud was made
Owing to the suspension of work,
the railroad's statement reads, "at both
the anthracite and bituminous mines
and the consequent loss of a large part
of its normal tonnage the Lehigh Valley
Railroad Company has been forced to
reduce its working force by laying off
train crews, shipmen and office workers.
"In addition Improvements and Inter
ments involving the expenditure of many
thousands of dollars in lalior and material
have had to be indefinitely ostponed.
"At present 12S freight locomotives
have lieen out out of commission, which
I has compelled the laying off of practically
mat minuter oi complete ireigni train
crews. Other locomotives and crews are
oerating on a short time Imsis,
"The total reduction In wages in the
transpotnition and shop detxirtments
and in the offices in a very large sum
monthly, exclusive of the curtailment
in Improvements and Itotterments.
"Thes reductions in the labor force
result from an unfortunate situation
over which the comany has no control.
Under the conditions which prevailed
previous to April I the company found
employment for its normal force nnd the
management hoped that nothipg would
occur to force a leduction. The duration
of the present suspension of work at the
mines is still In doubt and therefore it is
impossible to predict when the railroad
empjovees will lie called back to their
LEHIGH MEN HIT BY STRIKE.
Company Tells w hy It Has Been Com
pelled to Cut All Expenses.
The LhlKh Valley Us 1 1 mad Company
put out h formal statement yesterday ex
plrtlnliu; the laying off of men and th" post
poning "f lietlenuHits. The statement
says In part :
"Owlnc to the suspension of work at
both the anthracite and bituminous mines,
and the consequent loss of a large part
of Its normal tonnage, the Iehlth Valley
' Kallroad rompanv has been forced to re.
I duce Its working fntee by laying off train
eieus, shopmen and office workers.
"In addition Improvements and better
l ments Involving the expenditure of many
I thousands ot dollars In labor and ma-
teilal have had to bo Indefinitely post
"At ptesent 121 freight locomotives
I hmt lieen put out of ooniml'slon, which
hHt compelled the lnjlng off of practically
that numhr of complete freight train
. crews Other locomotives and crews ate
. operating on a shml tlmo nasi.
"The total reduction In wuets In the
transportation and shop depai tnienls and
In oniees is a tiy iaiu sum mommy, ex
clusive of the curtailment 111 lmproe
incuts and betteinientn.
"Til" duration of the present suspep.
sloii of work mi the mines Is still In douht
and thctefore It Ik Impossible to predict
when th" railroad employes will bo called
hack to their woil;."
Russians Kill :itl Itefnre They Capture
ef tol table 'ifwifA to Tar Si.
Si. PhTKiutni'nti, April t. A riesatch
Irom Meshed, Persia, says the followers
of the former Shah, Mohammed ll Mirn,
who were Httuekt'd by Russian troops
and took refuge in n nionipie nl that
place surrendered alter Ihitlvnine of
I heir numls-r had been killed and twenty.
FIND CHAMBERS UNDER PALACE.
Ettst start Dhrnver Vast Passages Be
neath House of Augustus.
Marconi Virelett ttnpatch. to Tilt Sis.
Rome, via London, and Glace Bay,
April 4. - Prof. Roni's excavations on the
Palatine have led to the discovery of vast
subterranean chatnbers underueuth a
house of Augustus which was rebuilt by
Domltlan A. D. SS. These chambers have
not yet been fully explored In consequence
of the subsidence due to mcdls?val earth
The discoveries include a triclinium of
slabs of yellow marble, Egyptian granite
and porphyry, a beautiful pavement of
floral design in green and red porphyries
and also polychrome decorations of rare
marbles and mother of pearl which were
originally on the face of the walls. The
excavations havo been stopped pending
the razing of the modern buildings.
The discoveries are regarded as of the
TITANIC READY FOR TRIP.
Olympic's Mister Ship Will Leave South
ampton April to.
Special I'able. Ditpatch to Tan So.
I,ONrON, April 4.-Tho new White Star
liner Titanic arrived at Southampton
at 1 A. M. this morning from Belfast,
where early this week she had her com
passes adjusted after n successful speed
trial held over a measured course at
Belfast Lough. The Tltanlo docked
twelve hours after her sister ship, the
Olympic, had sailed for New York on her
The Titanic is scheduled to leave South
ampton, Cherbourgh and Queens town
on April 10 and is due to arrive at New
York on April 17, sailing from here on
her first eastern voyage April. M.
The Titanic is the newest and latest
addition to the fleet of steamers of the
White Star Line. She is 882 feet 8 Inches
long, 03 feet 0 Inches wide, 60,000 tons
displacement and 46,000 tons gross regis
ter. Among the innovations on the Ti
tanic is tho sitting room suite with thefpri
WHITMAN SO FAR
Prohibition Writ Dismissed New
Application to Be Made
'I he Appellate Division of the Supreme
Court in .Manhattan dismissed yesterday
. .i, -i.ii,ui i .ij
the temporary writ of prohibition obtained
j by District Attorney Whitman restrain
I ing Supreme Court Justice Woodward
of the Appellate Division in Brooklyn
from proceeding further with the habeas
corpus writ beforo him to determine
i the cause of the detention of Charles H.
Hyde. The opinion, written by the
i entire court, states that the temporary
writ would not have been granted had
the court not been misinformed in the
District Attorney's petition by his state
ment that the Brooklyn Appellate' Division
was not sitting at the time. The Man
hattan court has since learned "that the
Brooklyn court, could have I teen con
vened and that the writ of prohibition
should have lieen sought in Brooklyn.
ThA tllHtrlf.f Attnrnv' tvttitlnn .tnla
oimn intrvrm.it inn rlMrivtuI fri-im 1 ha
Journal that tho Appellate Division of
tha Swrnul IVl-nrtmnt irn nnl In ui..inn
'ihe reply of Justice Wood w. ml showed
inai ii naa noi oeen cioseti or adjourned.
that a recess had been ordered, but tlut
on the day of the application live Justices
of the Appellate Division were present
together in the chambers adjoining the
court room in readiness at all times as
to a court to attend to any business pre-
I While Justice Laughlin concurs in this
, opinion he siys that the Manhattan
Appellate Division had jurisdiction unless
I the Brooklyn court was actually in session
I in the public court room "so that an
application could have been made thereto
I as a matter of right and not as a matter
of favor, depending on whether the
i Justices would assemble as a court anil
i grant a hearing. It does not follow,
.however, that this i ourt should have
taken, or should retrain, jurisdiction "
As soon a tho District Attorney was
notified of the decision in the case he
went to Brooklyn and conferred with
Presiding Ju-tii Jenks of the Appellate
ivi.iniuu iiivM. ui in loakinK i eiimiHr
application heiore mat court Justice
Woodward was called into conference
and It was then decided that the District
Attorney would wait until Monday to
make his uimlioatioii. on which day
there will be u majority of the Appellate
I'l.iniuii m, uvui mi; o)iinniioo yyiuioui
It was agreed to take no further steps
in the habeas corpus proceeding until
the writ of nrnhihitinn is HUniwrl nf
There will he an appeal in any case and
jit may be October before Hyde's case is
icacneci tor trial, it it goes to trial.
MOTLEY AND MILLER HELD.
Kemandrd Without nail on Lithographers'
Charge In London.
special C able lletpqtch lo Tnr Sr.v
London, April 4. -Despite their dec
laration that their arrest wan an nut
mko and Hint nil of their dealings had
been reputable business transactions,
Alfred King Motley, Jr., and Clark A.
Miller, wanted in New York for grand
larceny, were rtmamled without ball
when arraigned In How Street I'ollcn
Court to-daj. The nrrests were made
at tho request of the American State
Department through Ambassador fteld
and tho men are held pending extra
dition. Attorneys for the defendants told tho
Court that If tio allegation! were
nrtunlly as made Hie only recourse the
complainant have In a civil suit. The
complainants are William Ottr.iann and
officers ot tho l'nlted States Lltho.
graphing Company nf N!cw York and
Cincinnati. They allege that Motley
and Miller sold them for $100,000 a new
llthogrnphlng process which did not
conm up to expectations.
LHASA EEC0MES A REPUBLIC.
Chinese falil tn lime l'roclalmrd Gov
ernment In Forbidden t'll.v.
Spenat Cable letpatch to Tan Sc.v.
CAI.ci'TtA, April I, A despatch from
! flyangtse, Uliet. Mys the Chinese hive
iiwutlii l,miri ii mm mil,, u I 1 .liaun nnH a..I.
lished a council on the lines of the pro-
vincial assemblies in China. The ofl'chls
have cut off their ftnniitiu uiirt nr unurin.
have . ut orr in. ir i eues and are wearing
western clothes. I he Tiltetuns t have
roocueti n.taiiixi tne new oroer anil trero
has leen much lighting near Shjgatse,
Lhasa, which is the capital of Tibet.
i for generation was known as the "For
bidden City" liecnusn of Its political and
religious excliieivonehs. In 1IKI) a British
armed expedition nMned the inysto lous
old city Previous In that limn prac
tically iivery Luroan traveller Imd lieen
stopHd in his eflorts lo leach the placo
lb popuUtluu of Lhasa Is about U.ouo. m
AND COOKE RETURN
Hector Who Eloped From Hemp
stead Recognized by Bible
GIRL VISITS HER OLD HOME
Has Her Two Boys With Her and In
tends Going Bark to San Fran
cisco Before Lone.
Hempstead, L. I., Apri' 4. Jere Knode
Cooke, who was rector of St. George's
RpUoopal Church here, and Floret la
Whaley, the girl with whom he eloped
five years ago, are or have been recently
In New York city.
Several days ago Iwo young women of
Garden City, one of them a former mem
ber of Cooke's Bible class In St. George's,
were walking on Fifty-ninth street, Man
hattan, when the latter saw Cooke coming
toward them on the sidewalk. He had on
a brown suit, carried a cane, wore the
same close cropped mustache and seemed
to have change but little In appearance
since he disappeared from Hempstead.
He recognized her and opened his mouth
as if to speak. I'he girl purpose1)' dropped
her purse and while picking it up whis
pered to her friend to go with her into a
nearby drug store a quickly as possible.
'I wish I had spoken to him now;" she
Mrs. Keziah Whaley, grandmother of
Floretta, who lives in a little house
a block from St. George's rectory, when
told about, it said:
"I don't believe It was he. He wouldn't
come back here, never In the world."
But to-night she admitted that Floretta
and her two young boys had been to see
I her 'ast Sunday. She said they had gone
I back to New York. She refused to giv
, tho New York address, saying that she
i saw no reason why the couple should be
bothered. Mrs. Whaley said that fear
caused by the prevalence of a contagious
disease in San Francisco had caused her
granddaughter to bring the children
East, although Fl oretta had been homesick
for a year and knowing her grandmother
was advanced in years and not well, was
afraid she might never see her again.
It is reported that Cooke is working
as an interior decorator for a man whose
, place of business is on 144th street, but
'will return to San Francisco.
Cooke deserted his wife in May 1007
Floretta Whaley is many years his junior.
8he WBS, tiL1dittUB ltri.0 - ? htel ke?p1r
who had died leaving her in the rector s
KUurdianshlp. Mrs. Cooke came from
an excellent Hartford family. There
were no children.
A conference of the wardens and vestry
men of St. George's Church was held the
night of the elopement at the nome of
Ausust Belmont, senior warden, f rom
there at about 11 o'clock the party went
in Mr, Belmont's automobile to the See
House at Garden City, the residence of
Bishop Burgess, where the matter was
considered. At a later meeting Cooke
was formally deposed from the church by
Bishop Burgess expressed surprise to
day when told of the return of Cooke and
when asked if the church would have
any further Jurisdiction over him now
that he was in New York State reDlied
in the negative. "He has no standing
in the church from the time of his being
tmtrociced ana tnererore is not in any
wav under its control
''fter the elopement a tablet in the
parish llOllSC. which W.1S raised thrOUCh
Cooke's effort e in interesting K. H. Uarri-
man and other, listing the names of the
rectors in tlie history or tne church wa
removed I his has been restored within
tli" last few months through tho efforts
of certain members of tho church who
contended Hint no matter how unfor
tunate the circumstances the tablet should
I'nder the arrangements made for her
by her father Miss Whaley received
several thousand dollars on becoming
oi age inai was a year ago. uie rest
of a moderate estate is held in trust by
the crandmolher durin.i the latter's life.
Mrs Whnlev has money of her own, which
will go to Floretta and her younger sister.
Hartford, Conn., April 4. Mrs. Ma
rinda Cooke, the deserted wife of Jere
Knode Cooke, has lived with her father.
men?! a t larK. at i rrospect avenue
ever since the elopement of her husband
with Floretta Whnlev Mrs. Cooke said
to-day that "he would not bring a suit for
(iivna'ti u liiceviu. np m iuu Hie nujzni
do m the future sue would not sav. She
naid Mie had some curiosity to see whether
tho New tork police authorities would
cnuw; the arrest of either of tho elopers,
i So riiieet. has been made, to the Dis-
trict Attorney s omrc nere lor any action
1 111 tne matter oi .nr. i oohe and Miss
Whaley and no evidence has ever
been presenter! of a crime committed
by either of them in this county, Dis.
, trict Attorney diaries N, Wysong'of N'as
sou county said' hst night that no such
request had been made to him and no
evidence had been proi-ented to him that
in crime had leen committed. Mr. W'y
song took office on January I, Wit, after
Mr Cooke and Mins Whaley had left
KNOX REACHES CUBA.
The Cruiser Washington Tuts In
(iuanlanantn Ijtte at N'Uht,
Special Cable rpatche to Thi St
Gi'antanamo Rav, Cuba, April 4. The
cruiser Washington with Secretary Knox
aboard arrived here late to-night. At
S o'clock to-morrow morning the Secre
tary will leave the Washington to board
the smaller warship Kagle for Santiago,
where he Is due Friday afternoon. Ho
will rcmnln In Santiago until Sntruday
j night, spending the lmo slghtneelng and
looking over the battlefields. The party
will return to (tiiantantimo on Sunday
und board the Washington, which will
then sail for Jamaica, where she Isg due
Pom ad Princk, Hayti, April 4.
Secretary of State Knox, who planned to
sail from here this morning on the cruif-er
Washington for Cuba, delayed his sailing
until noon In order to accept the invita
tion of the municipality for a breakfast
in his honor. Ho was urged on all sides
to stay another day.
Mr. Knox is now due to arrive at Guan
tanamo to-morrow morning.
MODEST ACTRESS RESIGNS.
Contract Rather Than
Special fable Vetpatch to Ta Si'v
...... ..ll L-l r.,.
, '?"" " '"'TV V, . ""'
onflnul ,,firr' ?w: h" fr'
! foiled her. contract, with the Theater
i dw Wcstens rather than appear In an
, exceedingly scanty costume.
Monte Carlo Sights for Tourlits.
Yll.l.KFHAN(JHK-SUB-MliR, April 4, Tho
Clark cruising steamer Arabic with
about 350 Americans on boanl Aiichoied
in th roadstead this morning and the
paity went to Monte Carlo by coach over
the Cornicheollffe road. A number of
lh pasneiigers will gofioni hen. lo Italy
In rejoin their oompugiions ,de voyage
who left tho ship at Naples,
Saks Clothes for Men
17.50 to 25.00
Sometimes we feei that wc would like to take you on
a tour of innpection and show you the inner workings
of our tailoring organization, or have you accompany
a suit length through all the magic processes of its evolu
tion from fabric to wardrobe, from anonymity to the
individuality which is Saks'.
fl We feel that wc would like to explain to you by word
of mouth all the ramifications of this great tailoring or
ganization, and why it is that Saks clothes, both at
popular and higher prices, continue to be the only choice
of a wide and discriminating community of men.
fl Then, it occurs to us, that in this busy age it is the'
final analysis that counts, that the world is far more in
terested in the play than in the pen that wrote it, in the
book more than in the author, in the garment more than
in the tailor, in the performance more than in the process,
fl And since this is so, wc arc content to have you judge
of the merit of Saks clothes by the universal method.
We are content to have you examine a Saks-garment and
consider it without reference to the organization which
produced it, for, after all, the garment itself tells the
whole story. All work is an autobiographical sketch
of the worker.
fl But the benefit of the man who has not yet looked
into the merit of Saks clothes, it can do no harm mean
while to state, that Saks garments at 17.50 to 25.00 (or
at any price) possess an excellence of tailoring and finish
and an individuality of style which no other tailoring
organization has yet been able to produce.
Men's Walking Sticks
at lowered prices for Easter
fl A beautiful collection of Men's Walking Sticks, none
of which has ever walked a step, though that is their sole
purpose in life. They come to us as a sacrificial offering
to Spring values, and they are the likeliest-looking lot of
sticks that ever stood on end. An exhilarating companion
when you walk, and a comfort in the corner at. home, a
walking stick stands on its dignity always and never pre
sumes on acquaintance. Incidentally, it will never go
back on a friend, and today it is at special pains to' make
Walking Sticks of Panama, Cornell, applcwood, lacewood,
satin Congo, partridge and rccd Malacca. Sterling silver
trimmed. Values 1 .50 and 2.00 to-day and Saturday 1 .00
Walking Sticks of dogwood, whanghec, Manila, pimento,
black bamboo and partridge. Trimmed with heavy sterling
silver. Value 2.50 to-day and Saturday 1.S0
Walking Sticks of pimento, rosewood, whitest one, penang,
partridge and imported Malacca.. Plain, etched and inlaid
sterling silver mounts. Values 3.00 to-day and Saturday 1.9S
Men's Shirts at 1 .85
regularly 2.50, 3.00, 3.50 & 4.00
sale continues today and tomorrow
fl If our Men's Shirt Department had never done any
thing else to win a reputation for good values, this great
sale of men's fine shirts would serve to bring it into
prominence in the span of a single day. No other event
of its kind in this city, with the solitary exception of our
great sale last year, has ever approached this remarkable
offering in extent and intent, in variety and values,
fl The extent of this offering was originally ten thousand
shirts the intent is plainly to create hitherto undreamed
of shirt values at the price of 1.85 the variety includes
every conceivable model in laundered and soft shirts,
and every conceivable design and coloring in imported
and domestic fabrics of the highest grade and the values
are apparent in the ratio which 1.85 bears to 2.50, 3.00,
3.50 and 4.00, the prices these shirts regularly bring,
fl It is beyond dispute the most spectacular shirt event
of the year, rich in opportunities for the man who would
acquire a handsome collection of fine, exclusive shirts
at a price which, in less favorable circumstances, is
absolucly alien to merchandise of such superb character.
Men's Gloves at 1.50
a little better than the average quality
a little lower than the average price
fl As glovers extraordinary to the New Yorker, it is our
main object to give him gloves that arc correct in cut
and color, perfect in fit and reasonable in price. You
have a right to expect just this class of service, of
course we arc merely emphasizing the fact that you
can get it at Saks'.
fl New gloves on Easter Sunday arc only second in im
portance to the hot cross bun. Wherefore, wc have a
cw suggestions. How about a pair of lightweight gray
5rcnch suede gloves, with a single clasp? Or lightweight
lid gloves, pique sewn, in any one of three smart shades
of tan? If you prefer chamois, wc have these in white
and natural yellow, prix seam sewn. To .say nothing
of the impeccable blue-gray Mocha, pique sewn. Any
one of these is the proper thing. All the products of
glovemakers who can pass the Third Degree as to the
dependability of their merchandise.
Broadway at 31th Street
MRS. GAGE HAS HEARING.
Woman Who Threatened Bell tioes
Before Lunacy Commission.
Washinoton, April i. Mr. Mury K.
Oage, a well known Washington widow,
who was arrested here two weeks ago
on a elm rue of miking threats ngainxt
tho life of Tharles .1, Bell, preHldent of
tho American Seenrity und Trnt l'om
pany, had a hearing leforo ii lunacy oom
tniiuiinn of tho Supreme Court of th
Diatrirt of Columhii lo-dny Mi. fiage
arciied Miv Iloll of having kfpi her and
hor daughter, Margaret, out f Waahing
ton Mieiely, She threatened toih"i him
on Oil account,
Twelve witneMtea appeared lor tho
Oovarnmtnt and two for Mra. Oage.
PnrRoniil letters from President Talt,
Col. Roosevelt and Andrew Carnegie
to Mrn. Gage, who la tho founder of a
patrjotlo Moclety, wore produced as evi
dence. Society was well represented, n the
widow had charged that a number of
persona had nwiMed Mr. Bell in hi effort
to keep her daughter and herself out of
Wnthltifrtim'h Inner circles,
i Mr, Itelvit A. Lockwood. the onlv
J woman nindidate for the Presidency,
represented sit, itage, iii Mien M,
Stone, the MifTniBW. who whs held by
lir Kinds ,i few.vearsago.niul Mr. I.edroh
Barbel, prwldout of the District Woman's
ufTi'.il5. Asm lid lull. lolh frieixN of Mr.
tl.ic.e, were a No in court with hiM
Mi Maivniel (' (iaRe. the pielty
yuuuit I'.iiiRhter of Mis, (i.ig tetill'l
to the dlliciiltles her innther experienced
in Washington snHutv,
The hearings will be continued. -