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VOL. LXXX. NO. 95.
ERLANGER KEEPS UP "
HIS AHACKON STEUER
Has MiiiIo Hrlef Affidavit for
llnr Aoeintion (irievnucc
I.IU.I.Y fAV IN COUNT
DrfiMiilnnl in St. Clair Suit flc
pptit His Clmrjjc of
M'-o Edith St. Clair, the nctress who
Mv 'hit Ahrilinm I.. Erlanger mmlo n
ceniraet t.i pay her $2,500 a year for ton
rears, which Mr. Erlanger eays was
,-.v Kma.l nml the blackmailer Max t).
fteticr. who was her counsel, testified
jf.'lord.iy before Justice) Pendleton In
ih Supreme Court that Mr. Erlanger
i.rnn' .nued payments to her because
Elpnve Snowden. who was named as
ccrcjpnniient In the divorce obtained by
Jpj Kr'anser. objected to her rejoining
t K aw A Erlanger forces. Edmund
. M lonev counsel for Miss St. Clair,
hud succeeded In getting beforo the Jury
fer t ,p objections of William Travers
jrime. vvhnjs appearing for Mr. Er
Up.PT. 'estimony in connection with
tn. F'-atiser divorce suit.
Hnuip of relational features of the
tr!a'. and the accusations made by Mr.
Krlunc'' that Steiter in a blackmailer
nrt .1 ry liver" n crowd rushed the
f. uri rm doors nil day. Men anil
nmen f.Mielu to pain admission until
the c i ' "Ulcers, who had almost been
ept 'n' the court room by the Jam
nvns "f i he crowd, pot help from the
re:..' T-iero were no vacant ecnl In
tn c 'iif room, there being conlderab!p
.n rriM .ii tlui tilts between counsel and
the u.p retorts of Mr. Erlanger to
que.- "ii" by Miss ft. ("lair's lawyer.
Tha' Mr. Erlanger docs not intend to
rr" w. i the charges he has made
iip.i.nn Mr Steuer is evident from the
fat t i.it ae has made an affidavit to
Hi l!ir As-soclatlon griev.'incp cont
ain' ee The allldavlt Is short Mr. ICr
anter said It only made four lines but
t ha satistled Mr. Erlnnger that the
iiojpiiati'in will make nn investigation
of hi." chares, which will bo taken up
hen the trial In over.
W..dnm S. Ilennet Is representing Mr.
Erlanger In the Bar Association pro
ceedings Mr. Erlanger has said In
i'ir- Uu' he knows that Mr. Steiier
Mbed the Jury which acquitted
n-h'ta-" Senator Frank J. Gardner, who
win fliouied'of bribery in connection
M'ti passage of the Hart-AKnew
rcinc i'll!s. Mr. Steuer was counsel
Mr Euanger resumed the stand yes
terilav morning. He said lie was at
Young's Hotel, In Atlantic City, with
Ml" Snowden In 1909, but that her
mothr was with them. Mr. Erlanger
Inf'stS'l that there was nothing lm.
proper about the trip. Ills wife was
In Knrope Mr. Erlanger said his valet
wa vvl'h him.
Dirt v 'U llnd hairpins In your room?"
ffked Mr Mooney.
' 1 dun'' know," said the witness.
Mr I r'angcr mnde emphatic denial
ha ho bad been put out of the hotel
!" 'he manager. "That is an absolute
and ou know It," he said to Mr.
M. Snowden mi an actress?"
fifki'd Mr Mooney.
, abed " replied Mr. Erlanger.
"Wasn ' -ho employed by Klaw & Er
lan;r" inquired Mr. Mooney In soft
VAV ' that doesn't always make an
tr'troi ippiied Mr. Erlanger softly.
"Are vou disparaging the, lady's
. sMMiv"-" Insisted Mr. Moonty.
"Imn't be silly," said Mr. Erlanger.
Mr Mooney nppealcd to the court
tr.a' he f'iohIiI have nn answer.
'The anwer Is that you are silly,"
repeated Mr Erlanger.
Mr Erlanger denied that he paid $i!00
f ir n box for the gambol of tho I.ambs
'he Metropolian Opera House In
'90s He said that he had visited Miss
.'nnw 1i n and her mother, who were
in ft box
Mi M ney made a point of bringing
b 'e lin inv about tho Erlanger sepa
n'lnn Mr Erlanger said one of the
"rmr nt i e separation agreement was
"a' sV m ist hav nothing to do with
"Hti wl'hln forty-elrlit hours." said
Mr Er Linger, "she was back In the
r?e of this blackmailer."
"Ton said yesterday that you would
not Harl Mrs. ErlnnKer," retorted Mr.
"1 m not." unld the witness. "I am
Wins the truth."
"! v.nir hatred of Mr. Steuer so
W'n that vou arc glad to proclaim him
Vackm.iller the length and breadth of
tre linn'' - aked Mr. Mooney.
"I pn,. 'aimed him n blackmailer In
eiii-t r:rrdny," J-ald Mr. Krlangcr
vl'h em; issls. "and I hope It goes the
lrasih an. I breadth of the land."
Tlierp'jpon a Juror made a comment.
i "Wor.'t vnn talk louder. I can't hear
ti word 'mi niiy except when you call
rime one a ;inr or n blackmailer."
Mr Er'.anger said he was worry! ho
a ri.id. he would try to talk louder.
Ant Mr steuer sat at cniiuspl'fi tahlp,
'caslonallv exchanging a word with
Mr. Krlanger did not spare Mr.
M .onev when the latter made refer
'1 to Mrs Erlanger In connection
!'h the Erlanger divorce proceedings.
' "t before Mr. Mooney flnlched with
'' examination of Mr. Erlanger tho
"i ed him to mako a protest to
M -s xi flair, who went on the
"ai; in l sor, nnd who said she was a
cwhrut.', iiid nt have the appearance
e' enn whi n t-ho wont on the stand.
M h.i. dressed plainly arid showed so
'' ..n mutlon that sho had to be
i-t"! i, uik loud enough for Justice
'''n i . ,n tu ).,.,r her.
fine i- id bhe got her first stage Job
"nm Mr Mrlanger personally. Bho de-
' ' Hhe was known as Mrs. Hen
n Also lien Teal had not Inlro
" 'd l.-i to Mr. Erlanger. For a time
whs in one of (ieorgo W. Idcrer'a
t'"rer..m'o, nhn namc(l thn pI(iy)) ,he
n ; 9sj, the Rogers brothera. For
time she was In Florenx Zlegfeld's
'Miss Innocence" company.
It was in 1S0.1, she said, that Mr. Er
langiT agreed to pay her $75 a week for
Hfu "and advance her In her profession."
This was chnnged In 1909 to paying her
$2,800 n year for ten years. When she
left the "Miss Innocence" company she
walled a week without getting any
money nnd then she said Mr. Erlanger
told her he was not' going to pay her
nny more money- and he was not going
to employ her any more.
"J told him," she testified, "that It
was because Elphye Snowden told him
not to give me nny more employment.
He said that uhllo he couldn't place
me with one of his companies he was
willing to nld me. and suggested that I
get up an act nnd go Into vaudeville.
He promised me the necessary back
ing, but I refused and left the otllce
Mr. Jerome, In examining Miss St.
Clair, brought out that between 1S9G
nnd 1903 In every play she was In si
bad a contract with Klaw & Erlanger.
although she Insisted that she alwav
saw Mr. Erlanger personally In his or.
flee. Mr. Jerome had not finished his
examination when court adjourned.
BLIND PHONE GIRLS COMPETENT.
naltlmorr lliMiti of M n York
Also lias a Fen.
Baltimore, Dec. 3. The blind tele
phone girl Is now nn Institution In
Baltimore. Two years ago n blind girl
passed the severest test of the work,
and now the Maryland School for the
Blind has Just turned out live other well
trained girls. These six pioneers are
working with the regulation switch
boards, but efforts are being tnado to
evolve, a new kind of board which will
simplify the work.
The most difficult board now run by
blind girls Is that nt the Central Y. M.
C. A, The Y. M. C. A. has ubout two
hundred rooms and has eight ray sta-
1 1 (in u hAul.ln. . I .
I.w.i.- .1 r. uu: uuurt: ii(im'l".
TllO first blind ?lrl nllKmlnr linr. a
l Miss Elsie Sonderman nt tho Shep
. pard-Prntt Asylum. She has been there
' two years, and her work has been
; superior to that of any other girl who
ever nem tne position.
I Miss Winifred Holt, secretary of the
New York Association for the Hllnd,
1 said last night that there are n num
i ber of hllnd men and girls employed In
, tlilH city as telephone switchboard oper
jators. They all operate private swltch
I boards, none of them being employed
i by the Xew York Telephone Company.
I A blind girl has run the switchboard
ai i.onanon Hospital for years, nnd
several other hospitals employ blind
JACK JOHNSON MARRIES
LUCILLE CAMERON, WHITE
Xe;rro Pugilist's Pride Sent
Mother Pack to Miniioipolis
Ciui-v;o, Dec. 3. .Tuck Johnson, negro
pugilist, brought to a climax the series
of exciting events that have crowded
his life In the last few months by
marrying Lucille Cameron of Minne
apolis to-day. It was the discovery thut
the pugilist had transferred his all-yi'-tlons
to this nlueteen-year-old white
girl that caused his tlrst white wife,
Etta Uuryea, to kill herself on the ec
ond lloor of the Cafe de Champion sev
eral weeks ago,
The ceremony took plifce at the home
the pugilist gave his mother at 3344
Wabash avenue. In the presence of
twenty friends, white and black, of the
prizefighter. It was performed' by the
Itev. H. A. Itoblnson. negro pastor of the
African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The bride wore, a shepherd plaid
travelling costume with a picture hat
and long purple plumes. The pugilist
wore a suit of the some cloth. The
couple left the house immediately after
the ceremony, and It was given out that
they were going to New York and Bos
ton on a honeymoon trip.
This marks tho end of the bitter
fight made by the mother of the girl,
.Mrs, Ethel Cameron Falconet, and sev
eral women's clubs In Chicago. In their
efforts to tavo tho girl they Interested
th,e Federal authorities, who had John
son Indicted for alleged violation of the
Tho city authorities have closed
Johnson's Cafe de Champion and put
him out of business. The indictments
under which Johnson is to be tried con
cern his relations with one Belle
Miss Cameron came to Chicago two
years ago ond secured employment as
a stenographer. Her mother came from
Minneapolis when she heard of her
daughter's infatuation and tho Federal
authorities locked the girl up in Jail at
Ilockford as a witness against the pu
gilist. When the girl was released on
bond furnished by her mother she com
municated with the negro nnd the
mother returned to her homo in Min
neapolis broken hearted.
Johnson, after getting his marriage
license, bought a six carat diamond ring
which ho gavo Miss Cameron bb an
GRANDFATHER IN DIVORCE SUIT.
George M. Karnes, dewlna Machine
Head, Accused by Wile.
Bridokport. Conn.. Dec. 3. George M.
Eamcs is defendant in a divorce suit
In which It la charged that after thirty
one years of married llfo ho hoa been
Intimate with a woman in New York
Karnes, who Is a grandfather, Is head
of tho Singer Hewing Machine Com
pany's plants In Bridgeport. As presi
dent of tho Board of Pork Commis
sioners ho has dono much to extend the
system of breathing placeH that have
won for Bridgeport the namo of tho
Several months ago Mrs. Karnes was
reported to have taken up a residence
In Reno to aecure a divorce without
having to bring nny such charge as
that tiled. Illness In her family, It was
reported, caused her to come home.
lira. Eames seeks the custody of the
one minor child, George M Jr., aged
10. There are two married daughters.
NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1912. Copyright,
GRAND TRUNK TAKEN UP
Federal Oriiml Jury Hegins In
quiry hy llenrinjr Vice
President Fit, lliipli.
OT11KK OKKiTKHH CAlLKI)
(ioYcrninenCs Prosecutors Ad
mit Intenliou to Push
Inquiry in Knrnost.
The Federal Grand Jury In this city
began yesteriLiy an Investigation into
tho tralllc agreement between the
Grand Trunk and the New Haven rail
roads. E. II. Fits: Hugh, vice-president
of the Orand Trunk, was questioned by
Assistant Attorney-rJeneral .les. C.
Adkln, who Is In chargo of the ex
amination. Henry A. Cuyter of Dis
trict Attorney Wise's staff, Is as.-dstlng
Wlillp admitting that the postponed
Inquiry us to the New England railroad
merger had been begun in earnest, botli
attorneys preserved the secrecy which
surrounded yesterday's proceedings be
fore tho Urand Jury. It Is said that
no other witnesses were questioned, but
It Is known that Vlce-l'rwldent Thomas
E. Byrne of the New Haven Is to be
among the next to testify.
The nppeal for Federal Intervention
from tho Governor of Rhode Island
nfler the cessation of construction In
New England on the part of the Grand
Trunk, followed by a resolution In Con
gress that the Investigation be made.
Is responsible for this new effort to de
termine whether or not the Slier man
anti-trust law has been lolated,
The Grand Jury Inquiry, originally set
for November "1, was postponed by
Attorney-General Wlckersham In order
that the Federal authorities might avail
themselves of the offer by olllclals of
both roads to submit their books and
other records. The Inspection made by
tho special agents of the Department of
Justice proved insutllclent. In the ffort
to lay before the Grand Jury the true
conditions It Is understood that most of
the prominent nfttclaW of each toad
have been placed under subpo-na. If
violations of the anti-trust law can be
established indictments will be handed
down. No civil Investigation Is pro
posed at this time.
When the December panel of the
Grand Jury was sworn In yesterday
morning by Judge Hough In his court
room Assistant Attorney-General Ad
klus was present, and not long after
the Judge hud Informed Georgo E. Wood,
the foreman, that he knew of nothing
of Importance to come up at this ses
sion Mr. AdUlns went into the Jury
room. He was followed by Vice-president
Fit Hugh of the GrnnrTTrnnk.
The members of the Grand Jury are:
WOOD, GCiMIGi: i:. unbltect. 311
Mci'oNAC.IIV, EDWIN I., merchant.
1214 Huston loud
Al.DltlCII. GEOHGK T. secretary.
40 West Fifteenth street.
AYI.SWOItTII. JOSEI'H W. iiieclmnt
cnl engineer. Hi lilldge stteet
KING. MAKTIN. clothing. 213 Broad-
a i .
c,iti:i:NTiti:n, Tin:onoiti:. retired,
201 West Seventy-eighth street.
DEANS, GEOUGK !., tigent, 8? Wall
liltOWN. riill.ir T. broker. 60 Broad
way. BL'SII. K ItlCNSHAW, mining engl
lieer. lilt Willi Street.
KDWAHDS, JOIlN, Jit., contractor, 1
West TlllrtJ -fourth stieet
BKI.I.. C! ICOItGE W. Insurance, 34
HAG AN, FHANK. Insurance. 2S0
WAItD. JAMES S. superintendent. S27
West Tlilrty-elglith street.
CAl.liOl'N. DANIEL J., manufacturer,
203 West 100th street.
VAI.K, FKANCIS M. real estate. 215
West Forty-second street.
WOODS, WESTI.EV. president. 60
SCHI.ESSlNOEIt. ANTHONY, nier
chant, 4" Fifth avenue.
F1IJ.OT. Al'C.CST ('., superintendent,
437 East 141st street.
ANDKESS, JUDSON C, secretary, 192
.STEPHENS, AI.BEKT A., advertising
solicitor, 281 West Tlili ty-nlnth street.
CONGDON. EDMUND D. vice. presi
dent, 100 William street.
WILCOX, IlEIUIEKT. rlerk, IS Dey
FIEI.DEB. GEORGE I.., advertising.
CRIMINAL ACTION IN VIEW.
Xappoiltlon Strennthened by lllaenn
llnnance nf WaahlnMnn Probe.
Washington, Deo. 3. While officials
of tho Department of Justice declined
to-day to comment on tire Grand Jury
proceedings in Now York Involving the
Now Haven railroad, it is apparent that
they lieliovei they havo ground for criminal
action. The Attorney-General main
tained unusual reticence In regard to the
proceedings, but one official in tho De
partment said it would lio reasonable, to
Infer that the Government in submitting
the matter to the Grand Jury believed it
had a case.
The previous Grand Jury Inquiry into
the alleged New Haven-Grand Trunk
deal was instituted chiefly for the purpose
of Rotting information in regard to the
agreement between the roads which
resulted in tho discontinuance hy the
Grand Trunk of work on Its Now England
extensions, Mr. Wickershum discontinued
that investigation because officials of tho
railroad came forward with oilers of full
information and becauso ho feared tho
appearance of officials of tho Now Haven
railroad before the Grand Jury might
result In giving them immunity.
Since that Inquiry was discontinued
Mr. Wickersham has gone over with tho
greatest earn all of tho ovidence and
records in tho case, and tho renewal of
the proceedings before tho Grand Jury
Is taken aa conclusive evidence that lie
haa made discoveries which in his opinion
warrant criminal proceedings.
It wa reported to-day that subpoenas
have been sent out from the Department
of Justice for high railroad official to
testify beforo the Now York Grand Jury.
"Aiiuredlr Bovrltjr. Hoaicthlns to talk
SUFFRAGETTES ARE SENTENCED.
Women Wln Annoeil l.lnyd licorice
fet Five to Ten lla.
S).nvll I'oblf l)tt)xltclif to Tills SlS. I
Aukiiih.hn, Dec. 3. --A number of suf
fragettes who annoyed Chancellor of!
the Escheiiuer Lloyd George during Ills)
recent visit to this city were arraigned
In cunt t to-day on various charges.
Thice women who hid themselves In a
box In the organ loft at one of the.
Chancellor's meetings and created a (lis-'
turbance weru sentenced to live days'
Imprisonment. As they were led from
the court room they shouted defiantly:
"No surrender; we'll protest In prison!"
Another woman who had smashed a
window In uu automobile In which she
supposed Mr. Lloyd George was riding
demanded that the Chancellor be called
las a witness. The demand was refused'
'and she was sentenced to n tine of 40
'shillings i $10) or ten days Imprison
mnent. This woman clung to the dock
I after she had been sentenced and had
to no reinoveu ny torce ntnui cries or
"shame" from the other suffragettes In
the court room.
London, Dec. 3. Despite the vigilance
of the police the suffragettes are again
pouring lluld Into the Htreet mull boxes.
They poured paint Into a wall box In
the Threadneedle street post office to
day. This office Is almost next door to
the Hank of England. Considerable
damage was done to the letters and
documents In the box.
Last night a sticky fluid was pouted
Into a mall box on Down street, Picca
dilly. The vandalism was carefully
timed to catch tho bulk of the letters
from clubland. In addition to pouring
the nasty fluid Into the box thn culprit
also spiked the keyhole and the services
of a locksmith were necessary befnre the
box could be opened.
LIBEL SUIT FOLLOWS
Huron (irnves Sues Helative,
Lord Calloway, in British
Hiirh Court. i
.en.f Cdblt fltipatrh to Tst Sin.
London, Dec. 3. There was an un
usual libel suit before Justice Darling
In tln High Court of Justice to-day.
The case grew out of a Yukon mining
venture which turned out to be a fall-
lire. Baron Graves sued his relative,
Lord Galloway, because of certain accu
sations which the latter asserted were
The story as told In court showed that
since lHOl Lord Graves had Invested
from $200,000 to $2f.0.000 In the Lust
Chance gold mine on Hie advice of
"Cupt." Cole, who was on the spot.
Capt. Fyers. a nephew of Lord Gallo
way, became Interested In the mine and
offered to raise some $."0,000 which was
needed for "new machinery." He put
up $10,000 himself and Jin.otiO more with
a note which was guaranteed by Baron
Graves. The latter eventually had to
pay the note, plus Interest. This, It was
stated, seriously embarrassed Lord
Graves financially and ho wus com
pelled to raise the money on the family
estates. He assigned his claim on Capt.
Fers to his son Clarence as security
for the money raised on the estates.
The son Clarence pressed this claim
and Capt. 1'Vers was forced Into bank
ruptcy In 1911. At that time Capt. Fy
ers made counter charges about fraud
ulent representations having been made
about the mine, whereupon his uncle,
Lord Galloway, took the matter up and
wrote a letter to Clarence, the son of
Baron Graves, to the effect that his
father in 1302 liiul recommended the
mine to Capt. Fyers, when he (Baron
Graves) had knovv,n since the previous
August that It was a "dicky concern."
Lord Galloway added that If the action
was pressed the plaintiff, Clarence,
would never receive a penny and a pub
lic scandal would result from the reve
lations. As a sequel to the suit and the corre
spondence Baron Graves and Lord Gal
loway, who had been very friendly for
forty years and were trustees of each
other's marriage settlement, eac)i re
tired from his trusteeship.
At to-day's hearing Baron Graves tes
tified that "Capt." Cole tlrst offered him
a share In the ownership of the mine for
$10,000. Then Cole cabled from the
Klondike that the mine was "very rich."
Graves paid this sum In the expectation
of getting $30,000 back In a few months.
In expectation of this sum he took nn
expensive country house In Scotland,
but he only got $7,600 back from his
Investment and his financial troubles
The case was adjourned until to
morrow. ROBS 20 HOMES IN TWO NIGHTS.
Soft Spoken, Well Drraied Roralar
Mar Re Woman.
Washington, Dec. 3. Washington
police aro seeking a well dressed, soft
spoken young burglar who within the
last two nights haw robbed n scoro of
homes, He first nppeared Sunday night
In half a dozen different sections of the
city, each tlmo politely warning terrified
.householders that ho would be obliged
to kill them if they mado nn outcry.
He secured ubout $100 In plunder.
Monday night ho robbed six houses,
In each Instance awakening tho occu
pants of rooms, flushing an electric
light In their faces and threatening
them with a revolver.
HONORS FOR PERRY BELMONT.
May Mend National Aaaoelatlon of
Washington, Dec. 3. The National
Association of Democratic Clubs, now
meeting in Washington at the Italelgh
Hotel, will elect Perry Belmont presi
dent of thn organization unanimously,
so tho members say, provided he will ac
cept, and they believe he will, The as
sociation lias a membership extending
all over the United States.
William C. Liter of Indianapolis Is
president ond Robert Beatty of Colum
bus, Ohio, Is sccrttary, Tne organlia
tlon corresponds to tho National League
of Itepubllcun Clubs, of which John
Hays Hammond Is president. Gov-nrnor-elpct
Bulzer of Nevy York, Guv,
Harmon of Ohio and Senator Newlands
of Nevada are on the executive board.
1912, by the Sim Printing and Pulllshlng
GEN. SICKLES KISSES
HIS WIFE; SALE OFF
Pecoiiciliiitlon Effected, Friends
Siiy, Though War Veteran
Doesn't Admit It.
MHS. SICKIiKS PAYS $3,500
Sheriff llnrhurs;er Hasn't Heard
of Any Change, lint Ad
journs Sale to Dec. 12.
It looks lis If the much postponed sale
of Gen. Daniel E. Slckles's relics to sat
isfy his debts, which was to have tnken
place to-day but which Sheriff Har
burger has adjourned to December 12,
Is called off for good. The General and
Ills wife, long separated, have made up
and she has promised to pay the $!i,000
which Gen. Sickles owes to the Bank of
the Metropolis. It was said last night
that Mrs, Sickles had already given
$3,500 to the bank olllclals and said she
would cable to Madrid for the rest.
Gen. Sickles, now S7 years oldslood
yesterday In Ills home at 23 Fifth ave
nue surrounded by heaped up confusion.
His pictures had been taken down, his
statues removed from their pedestals,
his rui;. and hangings had been rolled,
numbered and tugged for the sale. To
every question us to whether or not
his wife had finally effect! d u reconcilia
tion nnd averted the catastrophe he
"No, no; I won't have It. That Is
charily. I will accept no charity."
But John Delahunty, attorney for the
Bank of the Metropolis, said that the
basis of an agreement had been reached
and that there would be no sale. The
explanation came to Titu Sun from
an old friend of the General.
"On Monday night," said this friend,
"Mrs. Sickles, who lives at the Hotel
Marlton on West Eighth street with nel
son Stanton, culled on Gen. Sickles at
the General's request. When she stepped
Into the hall there was the General, bal.
anclng himself on his crutches. He
cried, 'Carolina' o Carolina!" embraced
her and kissed her on both cheeks.
"She told him she was prepared to
shield him from every trouble due to
his tangled business affairs. This morn
ing she drew $3,500, her entire balance,
from her bank and put It tip as an
earnest of her Intention to pay off the
Judgment due the Bank of the Metropo
lis, She was treated by the oftlcers of
the bank as If It was not necessary for
her to mako good her promise to cable
to Spain for more money. In effect the
property In Gen. Slckles's house has
been conveyed to her. so there Is no
longer any danger thut the General
will lose It."
Mrs. Sickles was nut. .a,t home lust
night. Friends' In "the neighborhood
said that ,xlie had talked very happily
with them, saying:
"The General cares more for his
home and his war mnmentos than for
anything else In the world. I do not
care for the house or for those things
They are for him while he lives. I want
him to be happy. He sent for me and
I went to sen him with my son, Stanton.
The result Is that to-morrow his pic
tures will be put back on the walls nnd
the house will be put In order ugnln.
"They will hang up again the two mir
rors In his room. We brought them
from Madrid, though I did not want
them. Once a man who sold some of the
things In our house told me that he had
sold the mirrors too a great mistake. 1
asked him who bought them and he
said, 'The bulltlghter's wife,' I did not
want the bullllghter'a wife to havo my
mirrors. 1 told the man to give the
money back to her. So we got the pic
tures again and brought them to New
York. That was nearly forty years ago."
Mrs. Sickles said thut In the Monday
night Interview Gen. Sickles asked their
sou Stanton to call again yesterday
morning. It was said last night that
Stanton kept tho engagement and that
Gen. Sickles repeatedly expressed de
light over the reconciliation and felt
that his troubles were ended.
Sheriff Hnrburger was sadly puzzled
when all this was relnted to him last
night. He said that the General only
yrstcrday morning had telephoned him
thanks for nil the Sheriff was trying to
do to save the relics nnd said nothing
about nn understanding having been
reached with Mrs. Sickles.
"As for Mr. Dclamunty," said the
Sheriff, "you may quote mo as saying
that )te knows nothing nbout this mat
ter except what I told Ijlm this morn
ing. The bank has not notified me that
tho Judgment Is ready to bo satisfied
without a Sheriff's sale. I said to Mr.
Delahunty: 'I am going to postpone
tho sale again because It Is within my
power as Sheriff of this county to ex
tend tho tlmo to the limit of tho sixty
days prescribed by law."'
Tho Sheriff hnd sent letters to sev-cnty-flvo
wealthy men. members of
various panels of the Sheriff's Jury, ask.
Ing them to he represented at to-day's
sale and buy Gen. Slckles's possessions
at their true worth.
As soon as enough of them had been
disposed of to pay the Judgment tho
sale was to ho stopped. The Sheriff
fald last nlgh,t that In the absence of
notification that tho Bank of the Me
tropollti had been satisfied already ho
Intended to send the same sort of let
ters to other members of the Sheriffs
panel advising them that the sale would
take place on December 12.
KNOX TO RESUME LAW PRACTICE.
Secretary of State Preparing tn Re
turn to PJtlahnra;.
PiTTsnt.'RO, Dec. 3. Friends of Phi
lander C. Knox, Secretary of State,
heard to-day that Knox Is preparing to
return to Pittsburg to resume tha prac.
tlce of law, Knox Is a PIttsburger and
left a lucrative corporation business to
becomo United States Senator shortly
after the death of Sonator Quay,
Hugh Knox, aon of the Secretary,
has engaged apartments In the Hotel
Schenley, whero Secretary Knox haa
maintained his voting residence for
tho last alx yean, The report current
hero Is that Secretary Knox will become
a partner of Willis F. McCook, the
principal counsel here for Henry C.
SERVIA LEAVES IT TO POWERS.
Expert Fair Treatment In Derision
Sptrinl Cable tiepatch tn Tins Si s.
London, Dec. A. A Belgrade de
spatch to the Dull Chronicle Is to the
effect that the Government newspaper
Namon I'ravti, says thnt although she
Is convinced the decision of Europe
granting Albania autonomy Is against
Servin's Interest, Servla Is placing con
fidence In the Powers for Just treat
ment, She expects from them Just us
much consideration as they had toward
Austria-Hungary In regard to Bosnia
nnd Herzegovina nt the time of the
signing of the Berlin treaty, but she
will accept the Powers' decision.
SANTA CLAUS'S MAIL HELD UP.
t'nelr Snm lliian't Vet Decided Wlml
to Do Willi It.
Washington, Deo, 3, Postmaster
General Hitchcock to-day received the
first letter of the annual avalanche of
mall nddiessed to Santa Claus, It
comes from a little girl at Camptl, La.,
who says she has Just broken her hip
and Is bedridden.
The Postmaster-General has not yet
decided whether to send all Santa Clans
letters to the dead letter ofllce or turn
them over to charitable organization'.
The latter course has been followed In
the last few years, but the trouble of
sorting out the different bundles of let
teis Is a heavy drain on the Department
In the rush season and It was believed
that this year Santn Clans mall would
bp held undellvprable.
BELMONT INTERVIEWS DENIED.
Mum lilrl llrldr Wan la to Keep Out
Mrs. IJthel Loralne Belmont, show
girl bride of Baymond Belmont, August
Belmont's eldest son, authorized Tim
Si'N last night to say that she had given
no Interviews as reported In several
newspapers In regard to the opposition
she hud met with ut the hands of the
young man's family.
"1 have consistently refused to talk
to any newspaper reporters." she said.
"For the present my husband and my
self want to keep out of sight as much
"I can say, though, that It Is not true
that my husband was taken from my
upni'tment on Wednesday by his
brother und four friends and Is being
Kept forcibly from rejoining me. He
left me voluntarily on Friday and Is
leinalnlng away until things have
"It Is a shame that his younger
brother, Morgan Belmont, shquld be
drawn Into tho matter. I have not
een him since I returned to New York,
and he has not been to my .fpartment.
He has, I believe, been Hi at tila home
for the last three weeks,"
DR. JANEWAY LEFT $481,500.
Whl cut. Sun and Daughter Are
llrtii-ltclarlr far Will.
Dr Edward G Janeway, who died on
February 10, 1811, left an estatoof $4S1,500,
according to the report mado by the ap
praiser, Solonian Goldenkranz. The net
value of the estate is $161,440. Thu bene
ficiaries are the widow, son and daughters
of Dr. Janeway
Dr. Janeway owned the land and build
ings at 36 West Fortieth street, valued at
S 1.15, 000 He had an equity or VH.SSO in
the land and buildings ut West Forty
eighth street, valued ut M.O00, an equity
of $.19,921 in 4t West Forty-eighth street
valued at $50,000, on equity of $34,03 in
40 West Forty-eighth street valued at
$."0,000. Dr Janeway had real estute at
New Brunswick N J., but its value is not
His personal assets consisted of eight
$1,000 bonds Uickawiinna Steel Company,
five $1,000 bonds of the Standard Roller
Rearing Comiwny, 6oo shares Pennsyl
vania Railroad, 100 shares Consolidated
Gas Company, 100 shawls Baltimore nnd
Ohio Railroad, ion shares Union Pacific
Railroad, preferred, loo shares Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, 130 shares
United States Steel, preferred: 100 shares
Lackawanna Steel Company, 30,000 con
solidated stock city of New York.
WILL LEAVES $5 IN PENNIES.
Captain Scott of Krerport la Harsh
Minrola, L. I Dec. 4. The will of
Capt, James W. XV. Scott, for years a
member of the New York Police De
partment nnd later captain of sailing
vessels, (lied here to-day makes the fol
"I give nnd bequeath to Walter V,
Bishop, the ungrateful son of my be
loved wife, I.ydla E. Scott, deceased,
which relationship I am sorry to say
makes him my stepson and who was
too busy to go and kpp his dying mothsr
on ber deathbed, the sum of $5, to be
paid to him In pennies."
Capt. Scott died suddenly at the age of
79 years at his homo in Freeport, I I.,
on October 7 last. Ho was one of the
largest real estate owners In Freeport,
owned the Scott Hotel, and, It is said,
was worth over $100,000. B. Lawrence,
18 years old, Is the residuary legatee.
EXPERT'S MACHINERY KILLS HIM
Elevator I'alley Catches Powers and
Draws Him la.
Hartford, Conn.. Dec, 3. Trapped by
the very'danger ho had warned his men
against a hundred times, Walter S.
Powers, 8.1 years old, of Springfield,
.where lives the young woman he was
to have married on Christmas day, was
crushed to denth this afternoon by a
new elevator In a looal department
Powers was an elevator expert and
Installed many car's for the Otis com
pany. Ho was directing the work at
the top of the shaft of one on tho roof
of the Wise Smith Building to-day,
when 'first Ills hand was caught by the
main pulley and then his arm, shoulder
nnd finally his whole body was drawn
Into tho machinery. His men were.
powerless to rescue him and hn died ten
A ponir claim of AfKOOSTUBA. BITTKB3
before meals la aplcndld ionic aft.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ALL BUT GREECE
Truce Between Turkey and
Three Allies Becomes
HOURS OF DICKERING!
Greeks Stand Out for Sur
render of Janina, Chios
DOOM OF ALLIANCE?
Opinions Expressed That
Breaking of Confedera
tion Will Follow.
I'KACK TALKS IN LONDON
Hritisli Cdpiliil Ih Chost'ii for
the Fori lictmi in o
Confi'i'PiH'es. ltetuil Cable tletpatelt to Thy. St
Constantinople, Dec. 3. It was of
ficially announced here at 10:10 P. M
thnt an armistice had Just been slstl? I
nt Baghchetsh by the representative
of the Turks on one side and Bulgarli,
Servla nnd Montenegro on the other.
Greece, the stumbling block all through
the negotiations, refused to sign the
armistice. She has been told by the
other allies that she may continue the
war alone if she so desires.
Although no details have been an
nounced In regard to the terms of ths
armistice, they are said on good au
thority to be as follows:
First The armistice Is tn Inst four
Second The troops arc to occupy
their present positions with the ground
between them neutral.
Third The besieged cities are to ha
revlctualled dally and the blockades nn
the Kgean and Adriatic are tn be
Fourth The armistice Is to cover alt
of European Turkey.
The fate of Adrianople, the crux of
the peaoc "iira.irtlntIons, is not yet
known. A despatch from Mustapha
Pasha says that the Bulgarian Commander-in-Chief
sent two officers with
a white flag to the beleaguered city
to demand Its surrender. He promised
that the lives and property of every
one In the town would be safe and that
tho capitulation would be made on
What the Turkish answer was could
not be learned here up to a late hour
At 7 o'clock to-night the Turkish
Council of Ministers had completed Its
considerations of fresh proposals from
Servla, Montenegro and Bulcnrla, and
liad sent new Instructions to Its repre
sentatives at Baglichetsli. Then for n
while nothing more was heard from
the representatives In the little neutral
town until there rnnie the olllclal an
nouncement of the signing of the ar
mistice by Turkey nnd three of ths
allies at nearly 11 o'clock.
The conferences began at 1l o'clock
this morning nnd It was plain nt tho
very beginning that Greece nlone stood
In the way of tho signing of the armis
tice. Her representatives had heard
that Athens was Indignant over what
they believed would be the granting of
advantageous terms to the whipped
Turk. They said that tho Greek people
felt that Janina should be nut rendered
tn them and that the Turks on thi
Islands of Chios and Mltylcno should
also give up their arms rather than
merely march away, as they might do
under the terms of the nrmlstlce. But
most of all the Greeks were Indignant
over the proposal that all besieged towns
should bo dally rcvlctunllcd during the
armistice, which, although not an
nounced. Is supposedly for fourteen
They thought that If the siege of
Adrianople was thus raised voluntarily
and tho Bulgars deprived themselves
of what was practically In their erasp
they would be called upon to sacrifice
some of the land they had wrcstrd from
tho Turks aa a reward to thn Bul
garians. Bo tho Greek representatives, armed
with these InstrucUons from their Gov
ernment, came beforo the delegates and
said very firmly that they would sign
no such armistice.
Servla, Montenegro and Bulgaria
thereupon told the Greeks that If thsy
would not strike hands with their at-
lies and were Insistent upon holding out
they could tight on. But under these cir
cumstances they must fight alone. Tha
three Balkan States felt, said their rep
resentatives, that It was time for aa
armistice and that It should be signed.
It Is known that the Bulgars were
very anxious to have the surrender of
Adrianople In their hands before they
clgned the armistice and the word from
Mustapha Pasha that they demanded
tho surrender of the beleaguered town
to-day would indicate that they hava '
made one last attempt to take Adria
nople before their representatives put
pen to paper.
A telegram has been received here
from the Lieutenant Governor of
Tchcsmo that on Sunday ond Monday
there was heavy fighting between tho
Greeks and Turks on tho Island of Chios.
It would seem that the Greeks there
have not had the success that they ex
pected, and this may be another reason
TB l.ons "Ins II Chlneae I'urlo '.
are now exhibiting the rarcti norcrlalnt and pet
ttrlea at their ahowrocaa, Mt Tlfth Av. Ut, ,
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