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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1912.
the commission In New York yesterday
9 have not boon advised Ah 1 under
stand It Orn. Sickles wanted time to
realize on equities ho IkiIiIh In his Fifth
avenue house and In property on Long
Island, which nre more tlmn sufficient
to mnkc up any amount of the cummin
nlon's money unaccounted for."
Comptroller Snhmer nnd Oen. Sickles
have been corresponding for nlmot a
year about the funds of the commission,
Oen. Sickles often Ignored the let
ters. Early In the jear the Comp
troller wrote to the General that
balance were due on account of appro
priations as far back n.s 1005. In this
connection It Is recalled that In 1905
Oen. Sickles lnul a dispute with the
State officials over $10,000 of the com
Comptroller Snhmer wanted to know
Where tho funds were deposited and
whether they were drawing Interest.
Oen. Sickles paid no attention to thW
letter, but on June 10 he wrote, to Comp
troller Sohmer about having $0,500 put
side for tho (Jen. Wnilrworth nnd Oen.
Curtis monments and for the Antletnn
monument. The Comptroller balked, He
"wrote to the General:
( In the absence of the receipt of the In
formation with reference to the fund
Which ynu now have on hand II will not be
possible to make any further withdrawal
from the State Tieasiiry on account of
eilstlnc appropriation I suggest that
you give this Immediate attention and
furnish th" information desired
No answer having been leceived from
Oen, Sickle. th romplroller wrote to
him two weeks later and told hint thnt
."I must decline to make any further mi
ranoesiuitil this informiitionlsfurnished "
Then (Jen Sickles wrote a letter to the
Comptroller ui which he said that "the
funds are neeitcii in ni'tango lor otiit keep
abreast of the roiuiirmeiits of this ex
tensive proieet "
Comptroller Solimor replied that until
Oen Sickles had furnished the informa
tion asked lor "no further payments
would be paid" I ben tho Comptroller
wrote to the Hunk of the Metroxih nU.
ing for ii statement of th balance on
deposit t the cieilit of "the account of
D, K Slcklo, eh, nviii.iii of the Now ork
Monument Commiston ' The rnsluer re-
Blied that there was no Mirh hccouhI but
lat Oen Sickle hail n personal account
I The Comptroller investigated and
i wrote to each member of the commission
that the net balance due th" Ssate from
tho chut nn I Ii rnmmition was
132,561 lie said
I I have tirrti nimble in olitaln evidence
showlnc that thl nrcoiinl was on dn.posu
to the creili' of the eommlsnn .s n mem
ber of the commission vonr troniit neilnn
Is desired in brlneinc nlmni h settlement
Mcmlei of the ommiion were
prompt in replying
Oen MoCnok soul Oen Sickle had
assured him thnt the b alance due "was in
Tented in bond ami other seeuritie,thut
everything was nil right and thnt all he
wanted was a little time to convert them
into cash to be p.icd to hi credit as
chairman or to the credit of th" com
On September 27 Oen King wrote that
(en Sickles is pli-dgod to make n wtte
ment sstisfnctorv to the Comptroller bv
October I.'. He nsuinisl full rosjionsf
bllity for his irregular net "
On the tame dav Comptroller Snhmer
received the "pledge." which wasmadent a
meeting of tlie comiuiwlnn and signed bv
all the member, after which it wa ap
proved by Oen Sickles
It appears that on October 3 the Casu
alty tompatiy of America wrote to the
Comptroller saving lieu Sickles lind
applied fora bond of $.n.( guanuileeiiiu
the enforcement of hi duties as cli.nr
mnn of the onmmK-ie.ii lie- inmpaiiv
From hi application it nppcHr ilmi On
General ha served at hmrnian of the
commission for twentv rear and we bra
to tnOUfle nhc lie i iml brink: required to
fllen bond and hv what siiilinnlv the lionil
To this Comptroller Sohmer ret)li"d
This department ha m.ide no reitirr
of Oen Sickle to file i bond n audit
of his an mint a chairman i now beim:
made, hut Is not et iiunpleted llns
department never sees the cancelled check,
and cannot state whether lliev are otinter
limed by snv other otl, m or not
When October 1 c.im (Sen Sickles
asked for an extension of time, to lie.
oemler 6. in which to make a settlement
The Comptroller wrote, lo th" General.
After conferrinc with the tioernor and
ths Attornev-Oeneral concerning tin mat
ter to-dax. I beg to advise you that under
no clrcurataticcs will an extension of time
for thi settlement he granted bevond
December a, as agreed upon rnes a
full settlement of this indebtedness Is made
at that time, the matter i-ill be placed in
the hands of the Attornev-fieneril for
uch action as h deem best
Nothing was heard from Gen Sickles
Thereupon Comptroller Sohmer wrote
to Attorney-Genera! Carmod y saying
As this department is not advised that
a settlement lias been effected as of date
December 8, I take the liberty of submitting
the matter lo you for uri action as you
may deem necessary for th prompt pro
tection of the Stale interest in the restora
tion of these fund
Then Gen Sickles nuked until December
20 lo makt) good In addition to tho
Governor, Comptroller und Attorney
General. Secretary of Stale Ijiznnsky
has Ijeeii mixed up in the correspondence
10,000 RAILROAD STRIKERS OUT.
Trafllc nn Cnullali .Niirllieimtrrn
HalllTn; Tie, I t'p,
London, Dec. 10. All of tho railway
,men In Sunderland, York and Leeds to
day walked out In sympathy with the
1,000 strikers on the Northeastern Hall
way, swelling tho total of those who
were, out to more than 10,000.
The labor troublo has practically tied
up freight traffic and seriously ham
pered passenger transportation on the
roads affected and business of all kinds
to at a standstill.
The- collieries and Iron foundries of
the territory Involved In the strike to
day were preparing to close down In
definitely unless the disagreement was
The strike Is ostensibly for personal
liberty, not a matter of wages and
hours. Engine Driver Knox of the
Northeastern wns reduced In rank be
cause he was drunk on duty. His fel
lows demanded his Immediate reinstate
ment. Insisting that he had a right to
get drunk so long ns he attended to
his work. The railway officers refused
to restore to Knox his position as ex
press engineer, and the men struck.
Home Secretary McKenna to-day re
ceived an appeal from the reduced en
fflneman, Knox, In which he declared
that the charge that he. was drunk was
not supported by evidence.
Newcastle, Dec. 10. Nearly all the
collieries In East Northumberland
topped to-day In consequence, of the
strike on the Northeastern Railway.
The coasting trado Is also seriously
All colliers arriving on the Tyno am
laid up and the flremon and seaman
added to the number of unemployed al
ready there. '
X. P. INJURED AT HUNT.
Tke Rlatht Hon. Henry Chaplin Kails
ana Breaks Two nibs,
Iptcial Casta Dispatch lo Tsi Srx
' London, Deo. 10. The Hight Hon.
Henry Chaplin, Unionist M. p , wlillo
following the Pytohley hounds to-duy wax
thrown white attempting to take a fence
and fcfla two riba broken.
Kennedy & Co.
OLD ENGLISH PRINTS
Modem meztotinta in oolori by S. Arltnt
Edwardi and other artist).
Etchings by Hiden. Whistle. Cameron
Hiig. Fitton. etc
613 FIFTH AVENUE
Hth and Will Mreetsi
JEWISH VICTIMS WRITE
OF GREEK ATROCITIES
American Committee Makes Ap
j peal for Members of Their
Haoe in Snlonicii.
LETTKHS TELL OF HORROR
Hread Is Scarce and City Is in
Hands of Troops Inflamed
Acting on Information that th'-tr in
Krnt liHtnH ntnonR tlii .Jews in tln
llalkunx nnd 'ftirkpy ns n rfiilf of tlm war
tho mpriran JowMi fomnnttr linn
ifupl nn iipM.tl for innnry with which
to help the sitffi'riT
Kt'llx M Wiirlinrc. special trcnMircr.
nf ,V. Wllliiiii htn'ot. linn cnlilttl SlD.nrm.
but much more money is neeileil Dnllv
frienils nnd relatives in N'ew York receive
from Snlonien letters that reveal cut races
committed liv (Ireek troops that oeem to
have been piittvriied nfter the Kishineff
Acconlinc to reports from Kuropean
Ronrctn", the (Jreek tiewpater( coin
nienod a campniRti apninit the .lews of
HalnnirH immediately on the arrival
if their troops The soldiers broke into
n synnRORiie and destroytnl wrl scrolls
A funeral cortege which wns paositic
iilonc St Soihia stte.-t was attacked by
the Greeks VnunR ,Ipwp"s have been
nhsiiulted and the entire .Jewish quarter
is in a stnte of terror
An extract from one of the letters re
reived here says
lfAn Knii'n Word" fail nie to deserthe
the horrors e nre Muni; In .ultlition in
the" horrors of disease, fainine is iniikin
ImmisIh .. fMroi-ioTi tnHSts of the men'
I lie hiiiiim are ridv to nito-K fitilol
vlio ha simiethilii' to ent It eeins thnt
death lo ninrtiitioti h the lot of the people
of the ' It xinifi n cnv of saloma Hon
i'.in e overeome thi liotror' Alas, where
Another letter rjivr.
Mr Ml At: Sos I In.' i'k wn li 1 1 1 only
to inc.iN We nr" uithont hrenl Wi
de not strop nil nlchi Iniit. tearniL' thnt e
tnav ho nttsrkel l.nsi titeht the dreeKs
altfli-k'si nni'le'4 hniM nivl tried to iuiln.ii
Iteirm a citl of l?t lliev l,o Itlnke loll
the lurce s nimnjlie in th" I hllk.ll'leilll
0'i.irier. and deseerateil tu Imlv s. roll
'I he fiteek neUhiutfrs lire llii'ltmi: the llioti
and the UreoU soifli,.rs . J ln me
lootito; our hheps hikI Iiomips and ioImIiiii:
our women t;od bless imi nn lnlit.
I Hill so happy thai I lei oti i;o to meriji
If the ifre.it Lord permits ns to survive
this hiirriemip w p w ill tr toiometo mer
ha t leat Iant to ill" in a f rer i onrilri
'I he (ireks ale otiiinfltin ihee nitin-ities
on the atltiie of Holy ltui.i M,o the
I .ithet of .laeoh have inert v on us. Miieti'
"As though th" atrocities, and nutr.i;pd
committed upon the living Jews ot f
lonica were not emniRh." the I'tench
nowhpaier in Salomon print, "some Greek
soldiers nnd one native. Mara Mihaolo.
the owner of the cafe, at tucked n funeral
procession. The funeral was that of poor
Abraham C'landru. who was killed yes.
terdav by the Greeks while he wiu. board
'nc a car on Oimanlo street The ieople
were dispersed and the body was lett in
tho middlo of the street Are w in the
desert of Soliarn'f Have these Greeks
human blood in their veins? Are they
the descend.intH of ancient Greece'
.Shame on civilljition!"
SYMPATHY FROM ROOSEVELT.
Cnlnnrl Writes lo llnlknn War Itr
llrf I'll nil Comnilttee.
It. .1. Setchnnnve. 1109 Amsterd.itn
avenue, secretary of the linlktn War
Hellef Fund Committee, lat nlsht irnvc
out the following letter received from
I lieu to uxtenil my hearty wish's to the
ltalkan War Itelief Kiind CVmmlttee 1 am
suir that all or the civilized -world must
feel the keenest sympathy for the Hul
s.irlaiisi and for nil the people f the ilaN
k.-in peninsula In the Rr.s-it tluht they have
made for lltwrty and Justice. It Is said
that IS, aOO Dutearlans have b'en killed
or mortally wounded In the war. The
widows and orphans of thfso callant men
should tw hslpKl by all tho civilized world.
I most ulnceroly wish you success in your
efforts. Sincerely yours,
The Balkan War Ilellef Fund Com
mit tea waa organlzod In this country
after a cable message was received
from Queen Kleonora of Bulgaria, ask
ing for old for the widows nnd orphans
of the dead or mortally woundedllul
Kalian soldiers. The Lawycre Title In
surance and Trust Company, 160
Broadway, has consented to net us cus
todian of any funds that may bo raised
for tho relief work and contributions
may be made direct to the company.
TO STUDY HOTEL KEEPING.
nmplorm Will (lo to "Academy"
to Jmth All Ilranobe.
, SptcM Cabin DetpatrK lo Tax Sts
Berun, Dec. 10. At a meetlne to-day
of the executive committee of the In
ternhtlonal Hotel Keepers LeaRiio It
was decided to establish an educational
"hotel academy," probably In Ocrmany.
The object Is to educate hotel employees
on scientific lines the same as bar
rister, physicians and engineers. Spe
cialists will touch In every hranch. from
porter to manner, In tho curriculum.
Tho course will be of threo years with
six months attendance annually nt tho
academy und many weeks practical ex
perience. I.eadlnt,' hotol keepers have subscribed
$37,600 toward the Initial expenses of
Harrr Lander's Son U '21.
Special Cablt lirtpatcfi lo Tan 8r
GttEENocK, Scotland, Dec. 10.--.lohn
render, the son of llnrry Lutidcr, tho
Hmttlsli comedian, wa.i i'l yents of iiko
to-day. The yot)t was celebrated with
festivities and a banquet ut the Dun
oob home of tbe comedian
GREECE MAY SIGN
Action Would Put Her on
Kqunl Footing With
! TROUBLE IS EXPECTED
Many Difficulties Lie in Way
of Agreement Between
VIENNA STILL AO IT ATI. I)
I'liieiii-r of $25,000,000 L
I.cikIh Confidence to
Special Cable tictpatch to TnK Sr
I.ONPON, Dec. 10.- -A report from Con
stantinople says that Greece may sign
the nimlstlce next Friday, the duy
before the peace conference here, In
order to bo able to participate In the
conference on cciual footliiK with the
other members of the llalknn confeder
ation The Turkish peace plenipotentiaries
left Constantinople for London to-day.
When the diplomatists come toRcthcr
next Saturday for Sir Kdward Grey's
ambassadorial conference they may ;iot
find the easy snlllr-.i; that was at first
expected. A report comes from Paris
that there arc Very sltemmus objec
tions to the choen iitiibnssndors from
ltussla, Germany nnd Spain In view of
the fact that Isvolsky, Decheen and
Castillo, leprcsontutlvcH of these three
countries te.spfctlvely, were all foreign
ministers for their countries.
Sir IMwnrd Gre In tne Uou?e of
Commons to-day suld that the Ambas
sadorial Conference, which will ro on at
the s.une time as 'the peace conferences,
will be Informal in Its nature and will
consist of a nnn-commlttnl discussion
on the part of the diplomatists to ta
cllltate an oxchatiKo of views between
the various Powers.
Vienna Is still tnlklmr excitedly about
the reslcnatloiiH of the Minister of War,
Gen von Auffenberp and Chief of Staff
(Jen Sclieiiiu.i. but the Kcnrral opin
ion seems to Up that their wrtlnlniw.il
from the command of the army Is a
sIkii that the peace party Is In control.
It Is said In the Austrian capital that
!' was the helllKerellt attitude of the
two nnd their constant demand for the
army to tliriton Snrvla that led the
Kmperor to leqncst their rcidRtiatlons.
Yesterday's nlarms have been further
quieted b the announcement of the
$2.",imn.ti0(i limn to Aimtrla undertaken
b. American hankers, for It was under
Mood that It was made nn the assurance
that there was no likelihood of a Kuro
l,otid"ti Insurance underwriters are
dnlne an enormous amount of buslnos
coverlnc the risks nf war between tlur
sU and AuMrlH on propertv on th
Gallclan borderland between the twn
rniintrlrt-. and I.loyds Is taklnc all sorts
of "insurance" on the prospects of war.
The KPlieral belief in St Petersburg
In well Informed quartern not Maed
lij the talk of war amoiii; the people
seems to be that the crisis Is paHt and
that the resort to war on the part of
Austria l unlellevnble.
The Trlhunr nf Home prints what
professes to be nn inspired statement
to the efTeet Hint Italy nnd Austrin
Hitncary with n view to snfeKunrdlnK
the independence of Albania have de
rided to declare the neutrality of that
countr The Governments of Austria
and Italy jiropo.se to nsk the Powers to
guarantee this neutrality, nnd It is be
lieved thnt the proposal will meet with
WAR WRITER TORTURED.
'Trntral Correspondent Tells
nf III Trentment by Iltilgnra.
Special Cable Rejipatch to Tnc Sun
Ixinion. Dec. 10. Angus Hamilton,
the correspondent of the Central News,
who was raptured by the Bulgarians
curly last month, has arrived In Lon
don. Hp tells an extraordinary story of
his experiences and of his capture nnd
torture by the Bulgarians.
"I accidentally rode Into the Bulgar
ian lines," he says, "nnd was enptured
between 10 und 11 o'clock In the morn
ing. At 2 P. M . while I wns Iii.Itil- 1d
past the halting tilace of tin, nftli-oiu ,f"l
the Thirty-sixth Keglmcnt, the colonel
ordered me dismount. Ileforo I could
comply I was seized nnd dragged from
my horse. A revolver wns held In my
face, u sword nt my throat nnd my arms
twisted behind my back. Everything
was taken from me.
"I waa aaked why I waa In Turkish
uniform. I replied that It was not a
uniform, but the ordinary shooting kit
of an Englishman. The only result waa
that the ropes about my arms were
tightened and I was warned that If I
attempted to escape I would be shot. I
was ordered to remount, and when I
had done so my knees were strapped to
the saddle. J started out with nn escort
of six men nnd an officer with a loaded
revolver pointed at my back.
"The escort failed to and the quar
ters of the General and we returned
to bivouac with the Thirty-sixth Hagl
ment at nightfall, i wn told to dis
mount nnd sit on the ground. My
knees and ankles were bound. I was
ngoln ernes-examine! and called a liar.
There was three or four hours of this
kind of work, during which I fre
quently askod that the ropes about my
legs rrarht be loosoned. My hands
were then unbound. I aaked for food
and drink, but this was refused me.
"I was then taken to a small tent
and told that If I would confess that
I was a Turkish officer I could have
tflnnor nnd a bed. I was unable to
oomply, and wan then made to stand
up with my arms twisted behind my
back and bound nnd nn officer standing
Jutu behind mo holding ii revolver at
my head. Other officers in front
stripped me and examined my skin and
"Without being able to go Into details
ns to what happened In tho tent, I may
say that It was proved that I wns a
true Constantinople Turk. Rome sol
diers then thrust a boy of from IB to 19
years of age into my tent. Ho may
have been n Greek or Bulgarian; he wus
eertnlnlv nut n Turk. I ln,i
across the face nnd reduced to ubsoluto.
iciTor. i was hskcu wnciiier my clothes
were tnose or a Turkish olllcer and lin-
j oifuiuiLi MBBcmeu. in oiiicer men de
clared that he recalled tne m Turkish
olllcer he had heard about nt Salonlca.
I wan then tuken outside, tied to a cart
wheel In n sluing position nnd rcmnlnel
that way for three houra." I
Hventually, according to the corro-1
spondent, nn officer passed and made i
Inquiries tilinut the prisoner, Hamilton J
wns then half led und dragged with a
rope around Ills neck and reached the!
divisional headquarters nt 1:30 A. M..
where his explanation wns accepted.
Hamilton carried a passport nnd n
photograph from the Foreign Office and
his armlet wns Inscribed "Turkish cor
respondent of the Crntral .Vrtct." He
had oilier Identification papers.
AUSTRIA GETS IMPATIENT.
IJI.pnle With Servln Must llr "trilled
Special Cable tletpatch lo Tim So
London, Dec 11. A Vienna despatch
to the Dallu Telegraph says:
"Tho Austrla-Hervlan Imbroglio must
now soon bo settled one way or the
other, Austria will not wnlt much
longer. The case of Consul Prochnska
of Prlsrend, who was held by the Ser
vians for several weeks, probably will be
tho tlrst thing settled. It has only been
postponed nt the Consul's own request
that ho might be heard In explanation of
tho Incident. When this has been given
the Foreign Office will publish the state
ment nnd demand satisfaction. Herr
Prochnska Is expected here on Satur
day. "The Albanian question will be opened
when the new Servian Minister. M.
.1nno Itch, arrives here. Austria's de
mands us outlined yesterday will then
he put forward. Scrvla will be required
to give absolute recognition of the
matter of the Albanian frontiers Aus
tria will also require satisfactory guar
antees as to Sorvln's future policy such
as will relieve the Government nnd
population of Austria-Hungary of the
constantly recurring nlarms nnd crises
which In the past ns nt the present
moment hae caused such enurtnotis
commercial and Industrial losses.
"It will be dllllciilt to frame an ar
rangement to that effect, but Austria
will claim untiling that Is not admit
tedly fair nnd Just. She. however, will
Insist on achieving this aim ceitnltily
and securely It can now be said that
verythlng necessary to a pnelllc set
tlement b.i been arrived nt Servln
will settle the question of pencp or war
according as she shows herself ready
to exercise good will and a spirit of
compromise Many persons still re
gan! the outlook with misgivings
"There Is no dnubt that ustrla In
tends to achieve the alms outlined. Tho
only question Is whether she will be
able to do so by means of diplomacy
"Itnth Austria and Germany are ad
vocating ftumanla'.s participation In the
conferfnep of the Ambassadors of th"
Powers In r lew of her obvious Interest
In the rearrangpment of the Balkan
WHY VON AUFFENBERG QUIT.
I.osl llrnd In (lit Inu Preparatory
War Order, Is Iteporl.
Special Calile HeiMtei In Tnr Srv
LoNno.s, jvc 11 - The Vienna corrs
oiident of the Mnrninp 1'n.tl savs the
resignation of Gen vnn AufTenherg as
.Minister of W.ir was due to the accusa
tion that he lost his head during the
recent military prepiratlons by issuing
and countermanding and then reissuing
orders all of which resulted in confu-
loti and expenhe
Tlie Vienna correspondent of the
Unllii Tclrtirnph says the rehabilitation
of Gen i 'mil nil von lloctzendorlf iih
chief nf tlie genpial staff, the sworn en
emy of Servla, who i also the nblest
bailer in the armv. Intended to Infuso
soberness Into the Servians.
"From the actlnn of the Government
In placing the best and most tried men
In the mnst Important posts," says the
correspondent. "I can see that extreme
measures are Intended If peaceful per
suasion Is unavailing and hence the
appointments In them.elves nre n sort
of demonstration Gen. von Hoetzendorff
was obliged fourteen months ago to re
tire from his post ns chief of the
general stuff on account of differences
with the late Count vnn Aerenthul, the
former Foreign Minister.
"Gen. von Hoetxendorff wished ait the
commencement of the. war between
Turkey und Italy to lnvnde Italy with
troops which had been gradually
massed in the south during the Italian
military preparation. Ho also main
tained ugnln-st 'the arguments of Count
von Aerenthal that the sword was the
only way to settle the differences he
tween Austria and Rervla."
DESTITUTION IN SAL0NICA.
Committer end Out Appeal for
40,00(1 Itrfnvers There.
Warhisoton, Deo. 10 -A serious situa
tion exists at Knloniea among the refugees
in tJiat city, according to desjiatches to
the Ktuto Dejiortment to-day More than
to.oou persons who took refugo in Sulonica
are said to bo destitute
An international committee nt Salonica
has sent out un apjieal for assistance in
caring for these rplugees.
OFFER AUSTRIAN LOAN TO-DAY.
Oorrrnmrnt to Spend Considerable
Part of It Here.
The offering of the $25,000,000 loan to
Austria, which has been flnanoexl by
Euhn, Ijoeb A Co. and the National City
Bank In conjunction with an Austrian
group of bankers, will bo made to-day.
Tho K pur oont. certificates will bo of
fered at 97Jf, practically giving n 0 por
cont. rate of ylold. Half of the oytiflcates
will run for two years, tho remalndor
for one and a half.
Austria, it Is said by one of the bankors,
will spend a considerable part of tho loan
in this country through purchases made
early next year. There will be paid to
the borrowers by tho bankers $i, 000,000
in a short time and the rest in January.
The bankors say that arrungomontti
have lieen ho made that the payment
of the loan will not disturb the money
markets here whilo the heavy dividend
paymonta of the end of tho year are being
made. It is understood that tbo life in
surance oompanles may be Important
buyers of the bonds.
The Austrian group associated with tho
American bankers consists of tho Im
perial Austrian Postal Savings Hank,
S. M. voniflothschlld, tho Austrian Credit
Anstalt and the Austrian I-acndorbnnk.
SPAIN FLANS BIGGER FLEET,
Will Comprise Three Nrrr Dread
miaKhti and 14 Other Vessels,
Special Cable DetpatcS to Tn Scn
Mapiihip, Dec. 10, A new battleship
squadron Is planned for the near future.
It will comprise three dreadnoughts of
21,000 tons euch, two torpedo bout de
stroyers of the latest type and nlae
oceangoing torpedo boats nnd threo
submarlno". Tho vessels will bo built
Commencement will be made Imme.
dliilcly the battleship Alfonso XIII Is
launched. The battleship Ksjiana will
be taken over by the navy in April,
Hipliest Price Erer
Work of a Liv
AMERICAN MAY HE IM YEIt
Day's Snles nt Paris Auction
Total $I2.00 Other
Special Cable Deipatch to Tn Srx
Pahis, Deo 10 - The highest irlce ever
jiald hero for a living artist's picturo
at a publln auction was realized to-day
at the closing session of tho sale of works
of modern pit Inters from tho Henri Kotiart
collection. Tho record price, iH7,noo
wns paid by Director Durndruel for,
tho picture "The Dancers ut tho Bar,"
by Degas, Tho valuation placed ujion
the work was only $40,000.
Duradruel refused to say for whom he
was acting, but it was suggested that it
might j'ossihly be Mrs Frederick C.
Havemeycr, wife of the sugar man.
In "The Dancers nt the Bar" two ballet
dancers are seen exercising in u hall
One, seen ill jirofllo, the bust slightly
bent forward, has her right leg extended
Imckwurd with her foot on tho bar; the
other, n rear view, holds her right foot
on the bar A sprinkler is In one corner
of the room
The day's sales totalled $42R,8"0. bring
ing the total sum realized from the sale
of works by modern painters in tho col
lection up to nearly iwo.ooo. Tlio remark
able feature of the sale as a whole has
been tlm juices paid for canvases
by Degas, Manet, Daumler. Chavannes,
and for the early works of Corot which
have hitherto been neglected
Several new bidders appeared at to
day's session, notably tho four sons of
tlouart and .lames Gordon Bennett The
Rouarts bid frequently but wore generally
outbid 'lh only picturo which they
jiersonally secured was a Corot, "Rome,
Island nnd Hridge of St. Bartholomew,"
for which they paid 110.200 Tho valu
ation ujsin tho jilcturo waa ITi.oon, It
showed in the foreground the Tiber,
further off the island covered with dwel
lings and linked to tho village by two
stone bridges, one at the right and the
other nt the left of the picture
The Rouarts also supplied to L"s Amis
! ilu Imvre ST.ono. snd the society putting
up $j,m)0 more, secured for the Mitivre
a Daumjer. "Crispin and Scapln." This
and one other Daumler are the only works
of that artist now In the possession of
the Louvre The picture bought yes
terday is a th eat n rial decoration show
ing Seapin enveloped In a gray mantle
listening to nnd laughing at Crispin,
robed in black, who whispers in tho
Mr Hennett paid K.snn for a Corot .
"Home, the Coliseum " The picture was
alued nt SI. om.
The Corots were again the favorites
and twenty-five of them were disposed
of The highest price jwld for a Corot
was $.T,tn) Tlie picture went to the
Louvre It is called "The Woman in Blue"
and shows a figure standing exhibiting
the right profile, gowned In a blue doool
let. 'Die woman's arms nro resting on
a red cushion und there is n fan in her
left hand In the background two small
studies lean against the wall. Other
Corots bi ought from $3,000 to $4,500
Some of these were "Marine, general view
(morning," "Aqueducts in the Cam
pania," "Rome, the Fountain of the Acad
emy of France, " and "Tragedy "
M. Knoedler A Co., who paid the record
price of yesterday's sale, $40,000. iur
chased the largest number of pictures
to-day of any of the collectors. It was
they who by persistently bidding on the
Corot "The Woman in Blue" brought the
jirice to the Louvre up from $10,000 to
Mr Knoedler furnished one of the
sensations of the day when he purchased
two Monets. paying several times the
amount believed to have been jxaid by
Rouart for them. Tho two pictures wore
"The Mur.io Lesson" and "On the Sea
shore." The llrst brought $24,000; it was
valued ut $20,000 and was said to have
oost Rouart only $000, The second cost
Knoedler $11,400; it wns valued nt $10,000
und is believed to have cost Rouart but
"Tho Music Lesson" is the full face view
of a man in black coat and gray trousers,
seated on u green sofa playing a guitar;
by his side is a woman in n black dis?ol
leto gown, with burn arms, a flower in
her hair and a music box on her knees,
"On the Seashore" de)cts on tho left a
woman with gray mantle and straw
hat with black ribbons, a large veil cover
ing her shoulders, seated reading a book.
On her right side a man in blaok, wearing
a tam-o'shanter, listens leaning on his
elbows. In the background is the sea
The list of paintings sold with the
artists, the price paid and the valuation
is as follows, in every case the buyer
jtaylng 10 per oent. extra to cover costs:
"Tea," Cassatt, Mary, (the only American
picture In to-day's sale) 12,040; $2,400,
"Mother and Child," Cezanne, $2,000; 1600.
"Home, Island and llrldee of St. llar
tholomew." Corot, $l0,ooo; $5,000.
"Marine, General Vlew(Mornlng)," Corot,
"Aqueducts In the Campania," Corot,
"Rome, the Coliseum," Corot, $2,800;
"Bwiss Women of the Oberland," Corot,
"Suburbs of Montpaller," Corot, $3,000;
"Voun Hoy with High Silk Hat." Corot,
"The Housekeeper," Corot, $400; $600.
"Youn Woman In Rose Oown," Corot,
"The Hills of Gemano," Corot
"Italian Woman at tbe Fountain,
"Home, the Fountain of the
Academy," Corot, $4,400; $2,000,
"The Bprlne," Corot, $50; $300.
"Vellno, on Lake I'aplgno," Corot,
"View of the Tower of Rabat-Grenoble,"
Corot, $2,200; $2,000,
"Tragedy," Corot, $3,400; $3,000,
"Under the Trees," Corot, $730; $00.
"Poetry," Corot, $4,020; $4,000.
' "Inteilor of the Baptistry of St. Maik,"
'corot, $3,020, $a,ooo,
"Head of Young Italian Girl," Corot,
$2,500 ; $800.
"Kontalnebleau Near Chalae a Marie,"
Corot. t00; $300.
"The Fawn of the f'oucets," Corot, $600;
"Nude Woman," Courbet, $520 ; $600.
"ftlll Life Frilll." Cnurbet, f 1,360,
"Still Life Apples," Courbet, $1,040;
I "Scene of the Bevolutlon," Dnuniler, '
, SK'.OOO , fi,000.
i "The Header," Daumlcr, $S,400 ; $4,000.
! "Sllenus and thu Kuuni," DuuiuUr, '
"The Amateur Engravers," Daumlnr,
I $2,200 : $2,000.
, "The Drinkers," Daumler, $7,000 ;
Dsneets In an
Exercise Hall," Degas.
of Seneca," Delacroix,
"Aspssla, the Mauresque." Delacroix,
"Composition for the Celling ," Delacroix.
"St. Sebastian." Delacroix, J2.020 .
"Corner of Workshop the Stove," De
lanolx, $6,000; $3,000
"Head for a Sister of Mercy," Deln
"Dead Nature," Fnntln-Iteur, $1,700
"View of the Bridge Louls-Phlllppe at
Farls," Jongklnxl. $400,
"A Harbor In Holland." .longklnd $1,200
"Mill on the Border of a Canal" (Hol
land), .longklnd, $1,020.
"The Knvlrnns of Nevers," Jongklnd,
"The End of the Day," Millet. $23,000 ,
"Uvenlng Effect." Millet. $1,360.
"Love Asleep," Millet. $2,020,
"Tho Bard and Ophelia," Millet. $1,700
"The Bather," Millet, $2,000; $n0
"The Holy Family." Millet. $1,820
"The Banks of the Seine at Argen
teull." Monet. $6,400 : $4,000,
"The l'aved Way of Challty
Forest of Fontalnebleau," Monet
"Marseilles, Greek Colony." Puyls
Chavannes. $13,600, $8,000.
"Portrait of M, Vllllets." Tuvls de
Chavannes, .$3,200, $3,000.
"The Bridle Path In the Bnls de Bou
logne." Benolr, $10,000. $12,000.
"Pondreux, Near ITnnfleiir," Troyon,
To-morrow's session, when seventy
seven lots of pictures, constituting tlie
ancient paintings of the collection, will
be offered, will end this week's sale Be
ginning Monday. December l, nnd con
tinuing through Wednesday, the 18th. th
drawings and pastels will be disposed of
SINKS UNKNOWN SHIP
Tlie Centurion Crashes Into
Stonmer in Enrly Mnrninp;
Honrs Off Devon port.
Special Cable tletpatch to Tss Strs
London, Deo 10. The superdread
nnught Centurion, a vessel of 23,500 tons
displacement nnd SO.nno Indicated horse
power, while on n speed trial early this
morning struck nnd sank a small unknown
steamer off Devonport All hands on
board tlie steamer were lost
The Centurion searched ntinvnllingly
to find ony trace of the missing esel
or tjiose on board of her, as did other
ships summoned by tlm wireless rails
from the buttleehlp 'Die Centurion Inter
made her wny Into Portsmouth Her
anchors had been driven through her
bow by tho force of tho collision No
one on the Centurion was injured
Thedisaster was so swift and so sudden
that" no one on tho doomed ship escaped
Nothing remains of her lint her ort light
which, still burning, was found nfter the
collision in the Centurion's forecastle,
As the Centurion's bows are about thirty
feet above the water the light must have
been carried at or above that height,
which indicates that the lost vessel was
of some size
Tlie Centurion, which Is a sister ship
of tho King George . left Plymouth
at 5 o'clock yesterday morning on a thirty
hours trial trip Ht 11 moderate speed of
about eighteen to twenty knots an hour
A member of the Centurion's crew gives
this account of the accident
"Wo were steaming along nt twtween
19 and 20 knot In a fairly calm sea with 11
moderatehvind when thocollision'ocoiirred
It was very dark, but the lightsof the on
coming vessel had Iwon seen for some
distance. She hod her sidelights burning
brightly and apparently tr ied to cross
the bows of the Centurion. We struck
her with great force. Tho battleship's
starboard bow struck the steamer's
port side well forward and I believe she
pnnk immediately. Her port light came
into the Centurion's forecastle.
"The collision," continued this sailor,
occurred at 5:3s A. M. and nothing was
seen of the unknown steamer after the
first impact. She was probably hurled
on her lieam ends, toppled over and went
to the lottom. The captain of the Cen
turion got out tho collison mats and lound
that we were taking water in. A lifeboat's
crew manned one of the boats and tho
battleship cruised in tho vicinity of the
collision until after daybreak. Nothing,
however, was seen of the steamer or of
any wreckage Judging by the shock
which waB felt throughout tho Centurion
the steamer was a fairly largo vessol
as tho collision aroused the memliers of
the crow who were sleeping below.
"The battleship's engines wero im
mediately reversed and started full speed
Other members of the Centurion's crew
say tho steamer was not seen until the
moment of collision. It is said that one
man was seen on the deck of tlie steamer.
He made a desperate jump in an effort
to reach the dock rail of the Centurion.
Ho missed it by a narrow margin nnd
fell into tho sea between the two ships
and was seen no more.
A marine of the Centurion's watch says
the steamer sank immediately. Tho
Bearohllghts of the Centurion were
switched on at once and plnyetl on the
spot, but no sign of the other vessel wan
seen. The Centurion waH going at such
speed when the collision occurred that
she had covered a oonhidernblo dis
tance before she could bo stopjied.
When an examination was made of tho
Centurion at Plymouth this afternoon
it showed that her starboard bow had
struck the steamer a glancing blow.
The impact wns sufficient to snap one
of the warship's anchors, fractuni its
hawser pipe and drive the shank of tho
second anchor through tlie plating on
the starboard side. It will require two
months to repair the damage.
The Centurion was expeoted to develop
a speed of from 23 to 23 knots an hour.
There is no armor 011 her bows, but the
greater part of her sides is jirotected
by a thirteen inch steel belt.
NORWAY'S QUEEN UNDER KNIFE.
Special Cablt Despatch to Tne Si:n
London, Deo, 10. News reached Lon
don to-dny by wny of Christ lania that
Queen Maud of Norwuy, sister -of King
George, who Is staying nt Appleton House,
near Sandringhum, which wns one of
her weddltiR gifts from hor father, King I
Edward, underwent a slight operation
a few days ago, but is now much better
Very few people hero worn aware of
Queen Maud's indisposition, ulthoiigh it
was remarked that she had been ulisetit
from church for two Sunday k und did not
attend the birthday celebration of her
mother, Queen Aloxandra,
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ATROCITIES IN PERU
Mniiniitinn of Rubber in Pntn
innyo Cnuses Persecution,
It Is Snid.
HltlTISH INQUIRY TJHGKH
(iovcrnnient Asked to Invrsti
jnile Commission Said to
Have Rcen Fooled.
Spe'ial Cable tletpatch to Tits Son.
I,onion. Dec. in. Hubert Carr-Oomm,
Liberal member of Parliament fo Houth
wark, has untitled Sir Kdward Grey, the
Foreign Socretary, to ask a question In
the Hotiso of Commons as to whether th
(iovmtncnl is iiwarw that atrocities in
tlm Putuninyo ndylier district of Peru
are conlinuinR and whether it is tru
that 122 bodies of murdered men, women
und children worn Been in one dlstriot
Inst March. The Government would bo
urRod, tho notice said, if the reports were
true, to communicate with the Peruvian
(iovornmnt at once.
This matter comes up again through a
liatoh of desjmtchos from the Colombian
Consul nt Mntinos lo tho Rritlsh Consul
nt Iqullos, copies of which the Colombian
Consul in iKindon handed to the Anti
Slavery .Society here. The main object
of (ho despatches is to establish the riftllt
of Colombia to certain jsirtlons of th
Piituniayo territory, but I hey also con
tain harrriwiiiK revelations of renewed
barbarities such nn H10.se mentioned in
Sir Kneer Casement's p.jiort last spring.
The consul at Manaos exjiresses sur
prise at tlie manner in which the Putu
mayo investigating commission, which
has already returned and one member
of which is now in london. conducted its
investigations. Tho consul alleges th.it
the "commission was surrounded Jiy
agents and friends of the, company into
whose conduct It is inquiring, thus mis-j
ing tho material facts. The rsons HUf
rounding the commission had a speoUl
interest in keeping the 01 lines dark."
The consul gives details of what Ii"
calls the ingenuity with which Julius '
Arana, who is implicated in the rcajhI.iI
and who accompanied the commission,
dodged the inquiry H adds lengthy
particulars of to lures with the hatchet
and lnsh. the setting afire of persons
whoso bodies had been soaked with oil,
the t radio in Indian children who had
lieen stolen from their families, and sold
liko donkeys and many other atrocities.
The consul says it was 122 heads of
murdered persons, not bodies, aa Mr.
Carr-Oomm's notice says, Jhat were
found. He says that although the atroc
ities slackened up for awhile, they were
renewed, owing to the diminution of
rubber, under the protection of a seoret
svstem which communicatee warnings
whenever strangers visit the countries.
NEW YORKER BUYS ANTIQUITIES.
I.rnls Simmons TaUe Nearlr Tk:
Qnnrtera of Colleetloa.
Special Cable I) M patch to Tu Scs.
L.O.NHON, Dec 10. Lewis Simmons of
Fifth avenue, New York, bought nearly
three-quarters of the Ionldes collection
of antiquities which waa sold at auction
nt Christie's to-day.
The sale realized a grand total of
$8,415. Tho best price nf the day,
$393,75, wns paid for an Alabastron vase,
the body painted white nndtho surface
decorated with a series of scrolls con
taining palmetto ornaments, ascribed to
the school of Eplctetus, five Inches
high. Other articles sold and the prices
paid were us follows:
A statuette of a draped female figure,
In the attitude of walking, and tho hair
confined by a plain diadem, $315.
A I.ckythos vase with a conversation
scene, 8Vi Inches high, $325.
An ronochoe vase with trefoil Up of
black ware, -with the front painted with
a panel of Hermes conducting the thre
Goddesses before Paris, $260.
An Amphora vase, painted with black
figures upon red ground, representing
on either side Hercules binding the
Cretan Bull, $288.76.
Another Amphora vase representing
Hercules and the Erymantheon Doar,
sold for the same price, $288.76.
PIPE BURSTS ON LUSITANIA.
Twn Persons Injnrril nn l.lnrr I,yln
at Liverpool Dock.
Special Cable Detpatch to T 8cn.
IavKnrooL. Deo. 10. A steam pipe
burst on theCunard Line steamship I.usi
tania, lying at thoHuskisson dock to-day.
Two jiersons were so badly hurt thut
they wero sent to n hospital.
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