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VOL. LXXX NO. 104.
NEW YORK, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, '1912. coPhom, i s ninth,., a,i mbuin, .Mociuon.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
INSISTS SHE Pi
GRAFT TOO YEARS
"Vice Trust" More Powerful
Than Police Know,
Mrs. Cioolle Says.
SI .000 MONTH TOP RATE
Recites Police. Threat To
Ruin Her if She
WHY DIDN'T DWVKIt HA ID?
Woman Avenges Waldo and
Inspector of Misstating
Mdo, fi.ij no: r.o out a Utter fluin
Pol,ce Commissioner Waldo yesterday
...I....I rr....i ... .-.., Iv m ili.li,
"' , ' .. .. ,
statements iimde by Mts. Mary Goode,
Ve 'per of iuo.-tlonable HatH, who testl-
lied licfoic the Cuiian Ald-rmanle com
mittee on Vcrtm"('ii
Tbe i '.itiimlssloncr' r I "ei. wniteni
ypstetdaj, gles the Murv if iiei ;irii'.t ,
.13 i las come to Mr. Wililn. tells of'
hei i!i mill to the poliro m' .my state
ment that she li:td paid craft, a denial I
".liii li the v.onmii I.clself .told .ilmul on j
the stand on Wednesday, anil .ays that i
lifpuiv i Vi'tn. "s:oticr Wati-h 1 inaUins
im tines!Lr:ition and Will uipP'te ltl..
ieioii In .i few days.
Mis lioodri w.is'artaUnetl rMeiila t
In Special HeKSlops on I lie ehai'j'.e on
which she vwm aric-ted on November 4
and v.is d-M-hcwd on the ncoin-
mend.itiot: of the Dell ict-Altorney's of-
lice on the ytotind of valuable services
rendered b In".- in the Itosenthal and
other matte-. Later in the day Mrs.
(iooile gae an interview, in whirl, she
replied to Commissioner W.tldo and to
Inspector Dvjer. in hoe district she
was llvlne in the time of her at rest,
and ampl.lH'd t-onu- of the matters
mcntlonid id In r tcMlniony on Wednes
day. U hnl WhIiIh I'oiinil Out.
The Pohie Commissioner's letter as
plven out by Mnor Liaynor Is as. fol
lows: With refeirnce to tile testimony Riven
ytnterilsy li h .Mary iji-ode, Kei per of
"houspi iif t.r.mltir.loii. be f ole tlie Alder-
miMile Im stlii.tttn': i "iiMiltiie 1 ileslte to
inside iin.sil(:..ttn-: i -iiMiltt.e 1 doslie to
OUr aMrn,lon t0 ,he "'"' I
On:Novmilic. as. IMS. wtt forw .,led
e the 'following Mtct : '
"Sin: I have information mm M.ny
Goode. whom oti now r.ave up tWoi
MaglitraJe for I.ieplng a dl.iiiU'i ly liouse,
claims that she paid onie pollremau
named Mers monthly lei pioteetlon.
pleata tee tliH notiiau and set all the
ficts. Very ttuly sour.
"XV. J tiers, Mayor"
This woman was arrested en the after-
nnon of Novetnbet 4 on a warrant Issued
by th Chif City Magistrate cl.tirging her
with keeping and maintaining a dh-uidcrly
house. The oftlceis making the mrert le
ported to tlio Inspector of the dlsttlct that
at the time of her arrest she bad mado a
itatement to th ertect that thy had bet
ter see Skell before they anesled lief, a
Skelly whs the Inspector's "eonr.dentI.il
On Nnvsmber S Mar Coorle was
brought tn the office of the Inspector bj
ratrolrnen Dwjer and Hall and cxanunid
In tho presence of these offleers and a
lieutenant of police. She denied that she
had ever made the statement that she had
l.rld graft to a policeman or to any other
person. On her examination before the
Aldermen Mie admitted that she hud been
sent fm by theilnspeetor and that she had
denied to him knowing Skelly. Sit"
Mated before the eoninilttue that she had
paid SkelH $25 and was Immediately
thereafter arusted. Skelly apparently not
having been able to deliver the protection
fhe iilli'sen he pi utilised her.
on Investigation It was found that
Patrolman Skelly ami two other po
licemen had been detailed repeatedly
to boti'o diit .'.rid to make examlna
Umiis in the precinct In viola bm of
y RHiieral order of the dejiartiuent. As
u result Skelly was ttnusferred to Tot
'envllle. Stnten Island, and the other
two men weni ulso transferred to out
i lying precincts. The captains who had
been In command of this precinct where
these, violations occurred havo been
placed on trial.
Skelly at no time has been detailed
to duty In plain clothes nor nsslgncd
to any office or in any way charged
with the enforcement of laws unacted
for the prevention of prostitution.
Deputy Commissioner Walsh, who Is
Investigating thin case, made every ef
fort to personally Interview the (Joode
woman. Hn located her nfter some
difficulty, but sho refused to be Inter
viewed, to make any statement or to
come to his office. Deputy Commis
sioner Walsh Is continuing a most
thorough and searching Investigation
Into the ramifications of thls'case. His
report will be completed within a few
Thl woman admitted before the
committee that she has been driven out
of several places by tho police. In
the last case she was held by the Mag
istrate for trial beforo Special Ses
sions, where It Is understood Blie will
appear wltiun a lew nays, in tier tea
tlmony she does not allege that she
paid money, directly or Indirectly, to
any peraon in inn rouce Department
other than Skelly, and she further
admits that she never recelvod any
SJIaqooled, Say Mrs. Roode.
In reply to this Mrs. Goodo yester
day afternoon insisted she had not said
that the offlcem arresting- her lind
"better see Skelly, m Hkelly wan the
Inspector's confidential man."
As for any Intimation that If sho was
paying for protection she was not Ret
ting It she called the Commissioner's
attention to seventeen other flnts in
the same house which sho salt) were
of the same character, were paying pro
tection and getting It, none of which,
nbe amid, wus being molested by tho
She denied Mao that she had "ad
mitted before the committee that she
has been driven ou.t of several places
by the police," and aa for admitting
CenMnuetl en Fourth Pago,
I'nlmrr, 4'hnrueil With IlrInK Klrpt.
eil li- tlnllrnnil, Sbniitu rnlarhonil !
Washington, Dec. 12. The Congress
sent occupied by Charles ('. llowm.in
f the Eleventh Pennsylvania district
was d'ciarcti varant by tht ltoim of
l!t pmsjiitnllvcs to-day. TIitc was n
I'Htrr pirthnn debate In w'rle'r Rcpre
.'cnlntlxr I .-.Inter, n Democnl, an I lb p
rcscnlatlvo Fnrr, n Republican, both of
Pennsylvania, ilenounreil one another.
.Mr. Palmer characterized as "a wll-.
fill, dellbernto and malicious falsehood,"
an accusation of .Mr. Farr that the
Lackawanna railroad forced Its cm-j
plnyees to support .Mr. Palmer In the
November election. Ho called upon
Mr. I'arr to prove bis Insinuations oi
'apologize like a man."
"It la true," shouted Mr. Palmr.
shaking with emotion, "thut I am thei
fimnl m Inrmii. ..f ,li.. T".,t.i ..... I ,.1..- I
wanna and Western Railroad 'in Mun. i
roe county. I have been since I was ,
ntimiucit to me liar, and It is no secret.
Hut I have never solicited that cor
poration or any other corporation lo
coerce Its employees to vote for me or
Mr. Karr stood pat. declaring that th
railroad olllclals helped Palmer In his
campaign, and he Insisted that just n
much coercion had been used In Pal-
.uer's election ns Palmer had ''Kn'd I
had been employed In th case of Mr.
. .. . ... ... i
1 '' 'osoiuiioii nenaiing .Mr. iiow- ,
"'- wii.iiu .'.is ... .... I
to ll;. Three Democrats soted for Mr.
,...,., Tllt... ...r it,.rscni:itlves
Ayres of New York. Doughton of North
Carolina and Hood of Vlrnlnln. The , " ,l" " ....
motion of Itepresentutlve Palmer that'30' West Nlnety-sKth street last Ma.
(leotae P.. Mcl.aln. Mr. Ilowtn.nrs She not $40 a month alimony.
Dem.ier.itle contestant, should Bet the nuv said that Harbeson, who Is a son
nat was deflated by 1S1 to SS. (lf jjrl- julla Ward .Hal beson of -II
TAKES THE STRANGE HAND
TO THE POLICE STATION
Mail Killlls It Clasped Ariflinil '
. . .
Wallet in His I'oeket
,llh1 ,,,, wl(l ., pri,Bl. , jir,i
street and P.inadway, went to the bank
Ix - sterdny afternoon and drew J200. put
the money In his walkt and stuffed the !
wallet Into his hip pocket. He started ,
home on a crowded Third and Amster- ; Philadelphia. Mrs. Harbeson s sister
dam avenue car. hanging on to a strap 1 n-aw. called and told Mr. Harbeson
inside. Along nbotit H5th street be felt sm. had something Important to say to
his pocketbuok slipping out of Its place j ,i:ii. She asked him to meet her at
and be Jammed his hand back In time to i tn,. Fifty-third street station of the ele
Irind on another baud, wliltb clutched . yated railroad.
the wallet. I id. went out. leaving the shop fn
Mr. Latin Is a huge man and stronp. I t,large of Mrs. Itenner. Mrs. ltcnner
and when he tightened bis ilutch
a was buttoning up the back of a cus
slender young man standing next to tonier'h drejis when she heard a taxlcnb
him began to dance and howl. "Hey, -t0I, 0t(ide.
leggo my band. Whatclier tloln'?" he slle looked up as the shop door flung
cried. I m saw ,irs. Harbeson standing
"Nothing." replied the parage man, i i.fn..,, i,01. The visitor was crying bys-
..lmt uMl going to stop It." j
Thereafter the oth-r passengers had.
Uu' Interesting experience ot watching
11 yunK ",nn "'.pplng mound like a I
bass on the end of a line "I lie Hopping I
did no good. boweer, for l.ahn had ,
braced himself on a elde teat and tho ,
pocket did not gl e way.
The conductor and the motorman
raw what was going on and the car
was run without a stop to 15Sd street, j
where there Is n police station. i
Mr. libn alighted at this point, care-
fully playing the yuiing man be had i
hooked over to tbe sidewalk, up the
steps Into the station nnd up In front 1
of the desk, where he asked the lieu- !
tenant to call a couple or policemen as
witnesses When th-y had nrrlvrd Mr.
l.nhn carefully withdrew bis hand.
having In It the other ham. crushed
around the wallet. The policemen saw
It all anil an Immediate adjournment
was taken to the Harlem court, where
Magistrate Kernochnn held the catch
In 15,000 ball.
The prisoner said be was James King.
a waiter. -'7 years old, nnd that be lived
ut 1596 Madison avenue,
CONVICTS KEEP DEATH PACT.
Life Termer Kills Comrade nnd Thru
Sprrtnl Cubit Dnritr to Tar Siv
I.ospo:.-. Dec I" - Two convicts, aged
2." nnd SI. respectively, both of whom
weie serving life sentences for murder.
were roiinu ueao in one ce. in ......-1, ,, ll)t.Klu; tt Jurt ns Mtk ar..
stone pilson today. Thear throats hadH,m catm, ,p nnd poun(ed on the glass
been cut with a rude knife which the ' ,th llpr ((Ml, TU aPS,vman called
prisoners had Improvised nut of a piece , ()olL,p Hradipiarters.
of Iron while they were working In the. i.0iecman Gallagher found Mrs. Hnr.
tinsmith shop of the Jail.
The Injuries of one of the convicts
were such that It Is thought they coull
not have been self-Inflicted and It Is
supposed that the other man killed him
at his request.
Hoth men left messages In which
they said that as the Home Secrotnry
would give them no hope of a pardon
they would rather die than serve the
sentences. The evidence at the Inquest
showed that the men had not been
searched before they returned to their
cells last night.
One of tho convicts was sentenced In
1903 and the other ln 1907. The death
sentences at first Imposed on them were
commuted to life Imprisonment on ap
peal. E. R. BACON HURT IN LONDON.
New York Lawyer Struck by .Motor
Car imd Srvrrelr HruUed.
Special Cable rietpatch to Tint Bcs.
Lonpon, Dec. lL'. B. It. Jlacoh of
New York had n narrow escape from
death while crossing St. James's street
He wnsin the path of a motor car
which was bowling nlonlf nt fair speed.
Tho driver of tho cor put on his brakes
to nllow Mr. Hacon to cross, but they
did not work, owing to tho slippery con
dition of the Htreet.
The car ' under reduced hendwny
struck Mr. Hacon, but fortunately he
was not Hcriously hurt. Ho got n se
vere bruising, which will cause him to
remain In his rooms nt the Kltz for a
Mr. Racon is n lawyer with offices at
2 Wall street. Ho Is n director of tho
Baltimore nnd Ohio Hallroud Company,
The FurmcM Loan und Trust Company
nnd other corporatons. He has been
abroad since July 6. He lives at 247
Fifth avenue and Is a member of many
;TIS TO SHOOT WOMAN
.Mis. ('. I), llnilicsoii Cliiilffod
With Attempted Murder and
Carried to llellevue.
STORK AND KTKKKT FIGHT
IN'VoIVOP. Hid III Mllff. JllSSPU
J'iro WhiMi Pointed at
Two women rolled aliout In the street
l Llghtyllfth street and Columbus
avenue last night struggling for the
possession of a revolver while a crowd
The women were Mrs. Catherine Hnr
beson. wife of C. Dexter Harbeson,
dealer in women's gowns, with stores
In this city, Saratoga nnd Pine Grove,
Pa., and Mrs. Helen Jieuner of 1617
nihil nvpiiiic. head aalcHWoman In
Klglrty-llfth street shop,
' . . ,lflBr ,i,
.wis. imiwrnii " "" -
...oi. nti.iiiii.tlnu In mot-
oei ....... i.i ..... I.
Mrs. Harbeson sued her husband last
July for separation. She clmrKed him
...i.i. i.ii.. .1..... .. Ilvlni- in
West .Sixty-ninth street, a lineal de
scendant of llobert Mori Is, a sinner of
the Declaration of Independence, and a
brother of .Matthew L. Harbeson, who
was sent to a New Jersey Jail lust l-'eb-ruar
charged with slealliiK a cent
loaf of bread, had come home drunk,
kicked hei In the face and pushed her
"Ralnst a mantel so us to Injure her
ImiIIowIiik the -ep.irution Mrs. Haibe
son went ! live at 45 West Thirty-
eighth stice. She and Mr, Ilenner,
who H : blonde, had quarrelled liefore
Harbeson was In his shop at 519 Co- (
i lumbus avenue at ti o'clock last nlKht i
when the telephone ranw and a woman
Who said she was Mrs Charles telty or
t,.rlcallv and pulling at her muff. She
Hnr)1Joti tlio mult up her arm. showing
,;,, . ., 1PVolv,.r i lt.
Mn Uf.n,.r Niyft tl!lt s,e held
p ll(.r un,i j.,.miined Mrs Har-
. . tlir.1!)t ,i, t,.Volor at her and
turning her head pulled the trigger,
Mts. Itenner dropped to the floor, but
tn0re was no report. The revolver
jiaij mSjl,,(i lire
T,p Wonian customer ran (.creaming
)utl, ,. .street with her gown half,
mtton,.( she left her bat and gloves
ln t1H M(p ami ,n,i not come luck for
jr,s t;(.,ner fays she Jumped up nnd
snatched nt tbe revolver, that Mrs
Harbeson again pulled the trigger and
tbat again the pistol missed lire. They
,xrnl lighting out Into the street
through the open door. Both of them
fP ;is thev got to the street. Mrs Iteii-
' lPr had a grip on Mrs. Harbeson's right
( hand ami Mrs. Harbeson was trying
tn beat her off. The men In the crowd
j thut gathered made no attempt to In-
, ti rfere. Krom his seal the chauffeur
. of the taxlcab that bad brought Mrs,
Harbeson watched the affair indiffer
Mrs. Itenner says she mnn.igcd to get
the revolver out of Mrs. Harbeson's
hantl when some one In the clowd tore
It away ftom her. Mis. Henner says
she thinks that the revolver was handed
to the chaulTeur, who clanked up and
Mrs. Ileum r got to her feet and ran
1)!U.,. )n0 , ltjro !ammng thl. U(lor
beson, who was still beating on the
glass and screaming hysterically. He
says that on tho way to the station
bouse Mrs, Harbeson again tried to at
tack Mrs. Itenner, and In tho house
she had to be held down whllo Mrs.
Henner was telling her story. After
arraignment Mrs. Harbeson was taken
to Iiellevue Hospital suffering from
acute hysteria. Hoth she nnd Mrs. Iten
ner had many bruises.
Harbeson walked Into the station
house while they were trying to get his
wife's address. He said that Mrs. Felty
had met him at tho place she had named
over tho telephone, but had nothing
Importunt to tell him. Hn thought tho
telephone call was a ruse to get him
out of the store.
When Mrs. Harbeson. was searched
nt tho police station four revolver cart
ridges were In her muff.
NEW SIGNS HELP MOTORISTS.
Ilrnadrtnr and Amsterdam Avenue
(let Improved Street Markers.
Street signs of such a pattern that
you won't havo to stop your automobile
to sco whero you are will be put up
soon ln many parts of New York, Tho
first will bo placed nlong Ilroadway and
Tho Municipal Art Commission has
approved tho new signs. They were de
signed by Henry Hacon, who mado tho
"shephord'H crook" lampposts recently
niloptcd by tho city. Horough President
McAneny has charge of putting up tho
new signs. Tho first 1,200 of them "will
Tho new slRn Is so built that while
the ivvenun arm will still be parallel
with the ftvenue. tho street arm will 1i
at un angle, so that those who ride
Ne Cbrliunu table complete tVlthout a bottle ef
aifitara Bitters. DtllcleiM appiUwr, Att,
$150,000 BAYONNE FIRE.
Ilnrrel reor II urn fi With Ki
IiIiiIuiik, hill No One la Hurl.
I'lie of uuliiiown orlsln caused a loss
of $150,000 when the barrel factory of
the plnnt of the Tidewater Oil Company,
llayonne, burned last night. Two oi
threo small oil tanks near the burning
htilldltiK catiKbt lire from sparks and
there were two extensions, but no one
was Injured, The warehouse building!
at the extreme end of the barrel fac
tory was also destroyed. In this building
were thousands of barrels and staves
that made a blaze that lit up the
heavens for miles around.
Two or three Central Railroad box
cars which were on a siding close to
the Uirrel building were destroyed.
The barrel factory was 300x300 fett
and three stories high. In the building
was miiih valuable machinery.
At midnight Chief Davis said the fire
was under control nnd that It would
be allowed to burn Itself nut.
Nine years ago the barrel factory
WOMEN RICHLY GOWNED
00 SMUGGLING BUSINESS
(overiiiiieiit Sn.v.s Operations by
Canadii Jtoute Have Greatly
WASiitNOTO.v, Dec. li. The arrest of
a woman In New York for alleged
smuggling of dress goods Into tills
country Is the llrst of a series which
will be made by special agents of the
Treasury Department who huve been
Investigating this subject for the last
According to officers of the Treasury
the smuggling of dres goods was first
discovered a few months ngo, when It
was noticed that there had been a seri
ous falling off In the revenue at the port
of New York on tills Item. At the same
time It wus found that many niodtshly
dressed women with unusually large
wurdrobes were coming Into the coun
try from Canada.
A Miund of special agents who were
put on the case learned that many
New York dressmakers had their gowns
brought In across the Canadian border.
Some modistes came to this country by
The Treasury officials have a com
plete report as to the operations of the
smugglers anil additional arrests, It Is
said, will be made within the next few
ROB LOUIS MOUQUIN OF $487.
I'lckiiockrU Take I'oeket anil
I'roiu Xrss l)eput Sheriff.
I.ouls Mouquln, restaurateur, dis
cussed civic problems with Sheruf
llarburger Wednesday afternoon. The
conclusion reached was that Louts
ought to be made n deputy Sheriff. So
Many n time had IajhIs declaimed on
the foolishness of those who have their
"Any sober cltlen should be able to
guard against pickpockets," he has told
dozens of customers.
At night he went to the theatre, ac
companied by his wife. Tucked In bis
pocket 'was $IR7.
Two men entered the car nnd one
or them dropped n ten cent piece on the
lloor. There was some crowding as the
man stooped to recover the coin. I.ouls
went quietly on to the show, which
dealt mainly with the desperate crim
inals to be found In the city of New
It was not until next morning that
I.ouls discovered his J4S7 to be gone.
The pocket had been neatly cut out In
the seureh for a ten cent piece.
I.ouls bad not lost his usual smile
lost night. This was the Joke as he
told It: "At half past five I was ap
pointed deputy Sheriff; at half past
eight I lost my roll."
w HID IN LIBRARY TO END LIFE,
l'riiiittnnln Woliinn Shoot Herself
at lnnara rails.
NucuRA Falls, X. Y Dee. 12. Mrs.
Caroline K. Hank. 45 years old, of
Wntaontown, Pn., formerly a resdent of
Washington, committed sulcldo some
time Saturday afternoon, In the public
library here by shooting herself
through the brain, while demented. Her
body was found tills afternoon In the
auditorium of the library behind u
piano by the janitor. In her glove was
a nolo saying Samuel Hoaa of Washing
ton would pay her funeral expenses.
According to the library authorities
the last time Mrs. Hank was seen nllvn
was when sho went to tho library nt
noon on Saturday to see Miss Maud
Cathcart, one of tho staff and a great
friend of hers. She told MH?a Cathcart
thut some ono hud tried to kill her with
Wahiiinoton, Dec. 12. Mrs. Caroline
D. Hank, whoso body was found in tho
public library at Niagara Falls, was tho
widow of J, n, Jtank of Wntaontown, Pa.,
who died last year. Mr. Hank was re
puted to bo wealthy. The couple, with
their son, spent their winters In Wash
ington for n number of years and had
Intimate friends here, among them
Samuel Ross, a hardware merchant of
this city. '
76,000 AFFECTED BY STRIKE.
Itallrnad Men Quit Because One Kn.
aTnrer I.oit Itank,'
Sptclal Cablt Dttpatch to Tna Sui
Newcastle, Dec. 12. The strike on
the Northeastern Railroad which arose
from tho refusal of the company to re
instate an engineer who had been re
duced In rank because he had been con
victed of drunkenness while off duty, Is
affecting many other workmen.
It is estimated that from 76,000 to
100,000 miners, Ironworkers and others
are now idle because of the railway
trouble. . ,
ATLANTIC) COAST LINK.
NUAKD HAILHOAU UK THE HOIITH.
144. ;. M. dub-way. l-tea
wav or .Mnntrpn nn.l OiimI..,. I.i. n.,
with then, tii. l it-.., v. i. -.... .' . 7 I nlJ Knglnnd have declined to
mime. u , .' i .I,, I i the proposal of lUiinanla that she
2, SI . Pr,H" tlcIPate In Sir Kdward C.rey's Info
t '? ,f?.n,aIe ,'mUKSlcr!, ' bo ambassadorial "conversations." w
'""11,11 l" lllll. lUUIIilV. I
DELEGATES IN LONDON
Oreeee to Stand Ity Allies
A I'STHIA CAl'SKS WOHHY
Servia Heady to (Irani Sntisfae
tion Hiimaniti Is Turned
fptrial Cjblt Ptipatrh to Tna Srs
London, Dec. 12. All the delegates to
the peace conference, which meets on
Saturday, nrilvcd ln London to-night.
The Unitarians are ut the Hit., tin
Turks at the Carlton, the Servians nt
the Hyde Park nnd tbe (Irecks at Clnr
Idge's. The Lord Mayor of London, Sir David
Burnett, will give a. luncheon to the
delegates to-morrow or Monday.
The peace negotiations are expected
to begin on Monday. The view now
taken of the outlook shows a pro
nounced Improvement In public feeling
as to the result.
There is still apparent a certain anx
iety In France In regard to the nttltude
of Austria-Hungary, but In Vienna little
doubt Is felt as to the success ot the ne
gotiations and there Is a calmer view of
the differences between Austria nnd Ser
via and the general Kuropean situation.
It Is understood that the Servian Gov
ernment Is ready to gTant any satisfac
tion to which Austria-Hungary is en
titled In the matter of Herr Prochaskn,
the Austrian Consul at Prlsrcnd, who
was kept prisoner by the Servians for
Continental comment on Sir Kdward
Grey's statement in regard to tho sit
uation shows appreciation pf Ids re
serve In dealing with the Kuropean
Dr. Daueff, one of the liulgarlan dele
gates, conferred with Alfred von Klder-len-Wnechter.
the German Foreign
Minister, ns he passed through Herlln
yesterday on his way to London.
A seml-olllclal report says that France
will be held nt the same time ns the
pence conference. It was feared that
If Humanlu was allowed to confer with
the representatives of the larger Pow
ers the scope of the conference would
he so enlarged that complications would
Premier Venleles of Greece, while on
his way to London, gave an Interview In
Paris to tho effect that Greece was cer
tain to stand side by side with her allies
during the negotiations nnd that Greece
recognized the necessity of maintain
ing the Balkan Confederation strong
Despatches still tell of desultory fight
ing between Greeks nnd Turks around
Jahlua and one report has It that n
body of Gntlbnldlans which came to
aid the Greeks hud occupied the vil
lage of Drlsco. near lanina, ufter hours j
of heavy lighting.
TAFT NOMINATIONS HELD UP.
Democratic Srnnlnra Appoint m
Committee In IMnn Action.
WisiiiNiiTON, Dec. 12. Democratic
Senators wero In conference for an
hour this morning trying to agree on a
party policy to be pursued In dealing
with nominations that havo been sent
to the Senate by President Taft nnd
others that may come In before Murch
4. A wide diversity of opinion has de
veloped nnd nearly every Democratic
Senator present had something to say.
A resolution offered by Senator Hoke
Smith of Georgia was ndopted flnully,
which provided for the appointment of
n committee of live Senators from the
conference with authority to confer
with tho Republican leaders ln the Sen-'
ntc and try to work .out a plan that will
bo agreeable to both sides. The follow
ing cominltteo was appointed: Chair
man. Senator Martin of Virginia, and
Senators Hoko Smith of Georgia, Will
iiv.1 J. Stone of Missouri, Robert L.
Owen of Oklahoma and James P. Clark
This committee will not report until
after the holidays, which was generally
construed by Republican Senators to
day to mean that the Democrats will
oppose tho holding of nny executive
sessions of tho Senate for confirming
nominations until after the holiday re
cess. A few of tho Senators objected to
the Democrats assuming a hostile, atti
tude toward President Tnft's nomina
tions, but the majority wefo In favor
of holding up everything except the Im
portant diplomatic and consular nom
inations and the routine promotions In
the nrmy and navy.
BLEASE FREES WHITE ASSAILANT
Governor Iteeently Creed Lynching
of Neroe for Same Crime.
Columbia, S. C. Dec. 12. Gov. Hlease,
who expressed himself so violently at
the Governors' conference In favor of
lynching negroes who attack Avhlto
women, to-day paroled R. A. Rlchey, a
rich white farmer of Abbeville county,
who was convicted In 1910 of assaulting
a young" girl nnd sentenced to ten years
Gov. Hleaso to-day made public let
ters in substantiation of his statement
at the Governors' conferonco that two
Judges hud told him they had sentenced
vlctcd murderers of whose guilt they
had a doubt. The statement was made
In defence of tho Executive's liberal use
of tho pardoning power. One letter Is
from Judge Oeorgo W. Gngo of tho Cir
cuit Court and Is In regurd to tho en so
ot Wllllo Bethiine, a negro, who was
convicted of murder nnd sentenced to
death by Judge Gage.
Tho other letter is from Judge D. K,
Hydride, now of tho Supremo Court,
and relates to the casn of Henry Cure
ton, who was convicted of murder and
sentenced by Judge Hydrlck to life im
prisonment. The boat Hint Tl CMnr Carte Co.
An vqhuJK array of Chlnen cmbrolderlea, i
tlotia run. xhlbltod at their laowroomi, :
I HYDE'S QUARTERS UNSANITARY.
Warden Who turd In Lite There
Stirs City for i:ienes Onlsldr.
On the ground that the warden's
qiialters In the Tombs prison yard oc
cupied recently by Charles 11. Hyde
were too unsanitary nnd uninhabitable
for Warden John J. Fallon the waiden
Is suing the city und the case went to
trial yesterday before Supreme Court
Justice Cobtilaii nnd a Jury. I 'allon asks
for $896 alleged to have been spent by
him between August 1. 1910, and last
March for rent, board, tnald service
und other expenses Incident to living
outside the Tombs.
Charles Strauss, counsel for Fallon,
told the Jury that the chief reason the
warden refused to occupy tho little
bouse In the prison yard was that the
Hoard of Health had condemned the
building us unsanitary.
The City put In evidence photographs
showing that the sun shone Into every
room In the building. After being out
ten minutes tho Jury returned with a
verdict for the city.
SAVINGS BANKS KEEP RATE UP.
Cipecleil Thut All Will lnr Four
The Kmlgrnnt Industrial Savings
Dank voted yesterday to maintain tho
per cent. Interest rate on deposits for
tho second half of this year. Eight
Ilrooklyn savings banks havo declared
1 per cent. Interest rutes recently, lt
Is expected thnt practically all the sav
ings banks thnt had n, 4 per cent rate
for tho first holf year's deposits will
Tho hlfjli Interest rotes that have pre
vailed In Wall Street this fall havo
been a source of profit to the savings
banks, a number of which have lent to
brokerage houses on lionds at 5 per
cent, und nbove. .
CZAREVITCH NOT DEPOSED.
Humor Denied In London llraiid
Duke Mlchnel Disciplined.
fipeM Citblr Umalch to Tnt Sen.
London. Dec. 12. The l'all JoH
d'atctfc this afternoon categorically de
nies the statement printed in the HaUi)
l'xpre this morning to the effect that
the Czarevitch had received his wound
from a nihilist aboard the Imperial
yacht Standart and that it wns of such u
nature that lie would be unable to con
tinue the succession to the throne.
The y'nlJ Mall Gazette snys tire Crown
Prlrrce was not wounded by a nihilist,
but that his illness wus the result of a
full which ciuiscd much pain nnd
glandular swellings, which have he.iled.
In regard to the story of a suggested
change ln the Russian succession and
the selection of Grand Duke Dmitri
as heir designate, the paper says such
n move has no relation to the Illness of
Apropos of the foregoing a despatch
from St. Petersburg says 'the Czar hus
deprived his brother, the Grand Duke
Michael, of nil grades In the army be
cause he contracted a morganatic mar
riage against the Czar's wishes. The
decision if not withdrawn will bar the
annul Duke from succession to the
FOR PURE-BOOTS AND SHOES.
lllll In Cona-reKS to Compel I.atielllns
of IHenilR na Sach.
Washington, Dec. II. Representa
tive Oldtleld of Arkansas wants the
principle of the pure food law applied
to the boot nnd shot Industry. Ho
points out that when a consumer buys
a bottle of catsup the label on tho con
tainer tells him whether It Is a pure
tomato product or a tmse imitation. In
n bill presented to-day Mr. Oldtleld
proposes tho enactnrent of a pure boot
and shoe law.
The bill requires makers to stamp
their boots nntl shoes In such manner
ns to show1 whether substitutes for
leather havo been used In tho process
of manufacture. It proposes to make it
unlawful for nny person to sell ns a
bather product boots or shoes mado In
whole or in part of Icathcrboard, straw
board, pineboard or other substitutes
MRS. HANNER FOUND GUILTY.
Sentenced to Anbnrn far Attempt to
Loc'tror.T, N. Y Dec. 12. The Jury
returned a verdict of guilty of at
tempted murder, llrst degree to-day, ln
tiro trial of Mrs. Mury M. llanner of
Buffalo for shooting her husband whllo
they were motoring through North
Tonawandn last Septcmlier. Judge
Hlckey sentenced Mrs. Hunner to Au
burn prison for not less than ten years
nor mora than fifteen years and six
The prisoner's husband did not ap
pear In court to-day. It was rumored
tbat ho hud left for Milwaukee. I-ast
night ho kissed his wlfe-good-by in
her cell, but refused o allow her to
sco their three-year-old son. Ho Inti
mated that ho would begin action for
divorce and the custody of tho child.
Attorney Hyim asked that Mrs. Han
ner might not go to Auburn until nfter
Thursday of next week, as he intends
to tnko tho case beforo tho special
term of Supreme Court in session In
Huffulo next Tuesday and make appli
cation for a certificate of reasonable
uouiii. tie said he would fight for
airs. Hunner'H freedom to tho last ditch.
bearing nil expense himself, declurlng
sue is innocent of tho charge of shoot
ing her husband.
STEAMER SUNK; 25 DROWNED.
Xhe llrinn Sent Down by llrltlab
Dreudiionglil In Channel.
Sptdtil Cable llrtpatcfi to Tub Scn
London, Dec. 12, It was established
beyond doubt this afternoon that the
steamship Hint was sunk by tho dread
no'.iiht Centurion during her trial snln
In the Kngllsh Channel on Tuesday was
tno uernn, formerly Known as the Gir
Rent). The Derna was owned In Genoa
and had a crew of tvventy-flvo men. All
are believed to havo been lo.it.
A ship's small boat bearing the namo
Derna was picked up to-day off the
Islo of Wight containing the body of a
man. The Derna was last sighted on
Dec. 9, when she pasted Dungeness,
bound for Mnmel, on tho Haltlo Sea, to
Port Talbot, in Wales. The bow light
found on the wrecked bowsprit of the
Centurion after tho collision was of I
deeim similar to those carried by (he
Stock KxelMiige (tovernor
on Stand Says It's Like
NOT MORAL QUESTION
Doesn't Necessarily Affect
Prices Makes Market
IS HEINOUS AT TIMES
Exchange Should Punish
When Danger of Insol
vency Is Incurred.
JtOW WITH LITTLE BOARD
If Consolidated Increased Com
missions It Would Be
Wamiiinoton, Dec. 12. Frank K. Stur
gls, former president of the New York
Stock Exchage and now a member of
tho board of governors, acknowledged
on the witness stand before tho PuJo
Investigating committee this afternoon
that the sales of etock on the "big
board" were sometimes manipulated so
as to bring about a high or low level
Mr. Sturgls Insisted at first that this
manipulation was designed to make tho
market seemingly active and he was
not prepared to condemn trading of thM
character. When pushed to acknowl
edgment that the real purpose of must
stock manipulation was to depress or
raise prices Mr. SturgH said lt was
a matter of individual responsibility
with members of the excunge and
ono for which the exchange itself can
not be held accountable.
When asked If he bellved that the
exchange ought to punish manipula
tions, he replied:
"Yes, when they are of a heltnua
The helnousness In his opinion would
consist In the extent of the danger of
At one point In the Inquiry Mr. Stur
Kls replied affirmatively to a question
ns to whether or not he approved of
"you are askng me a moral ques
tion and I am answering a atock ex
change question." said he.
In the course of to-duy's Inquiry sug
gestion was mado by counsel for the
committee that some method be adopted
by the Stock Exchange to prevent
losses to customers through the rehy
pothecating by exchange brokers of the
customers securities. Mr. Untermyer
advanced for the committee the idea
that brokers should be obliged to mark
on their loan envelopes containing:
stock on which a customer owes money
the amount that Is borrowed on It, so
that the bank will not lend more than
Is owed to the broker. Mr. Sturjli de
clared this would bo Impracticable.
The most of the day was spent in ex
amining Mr. Sturgls nnd obtaining his
defence of Nuw York Stock Exchange
methods. Tho committee found time,
however, to listen to tho complaints of
Miguel E. d'Aguero, president of the '
Consolidated Exchange, and other mem
bors of that body against tho treatment
that had been accorded to them by the
governors of tho big board. They con
tended that the Stock Exchange au
thorities wero attempting to establish a
monopoly. Lnter Mr. Sturgls was ex
amined in regard to the controversy be
tween the two' exchanges, and he ac
knowledged that If the Consolidated
brokers would double their commission
charges It probably would be a "hcallnc v
Stork Manipulation Talk.
When Samuel Untermyer, counsel for
the committee, first undertook to exam
ine Mr. Sturgls ln regard to stock
manipulations on the exchange the ,
member of the board of governors as
serted that ho was not familiar with It.
Q. Do you know what manipulation
Is? A. Yes, from hearsay evidence.
Q. Are there certain forms of manipu
lation of which you approve? A. I would
like to nn.iwer your question In this way.
The Stock Exchange, doe's not rccogrrlz
manipulation and I do not know ot It of
my own knowledge. I am not prepared
to be an expert cm questions of manlpula-'
tlon, If you want to ask anything on
that subject l would rather hno you call
tomebody who Is In active business.
Mr. Sturgls explained then that
although a member of tho board of gov
ernors and of the tlrm of Strong, Stur
gls & Co. he had not been active In the
market for several years.
Q. Who do you think could explain to
us the process of manipulation on the
Slock Exchange? A. 1 really do not
know; I have not been on the floor of th
exchange In two years.
Q. Hut you are the chairman of the law
committee and one of the govcrnois of
the exchange? A, Yes.
Q. And you have b'.t.n forty years there
and cannot tell ua v, ho there la that could
give us thnt Information? A. 1 am not
In active business, ai 1 told you a llttla
Mr. Bturgls acknowledged that he had
been surprised at the tables presented
In evidence yesterday In regard to the
dealings on the New York exchange. He
had not known before that tho entire
cupltal of a great corporation was sold
and bought on the exchanre one and a
half times over In a single day,
"Those are acts of Individuals; the
exchange has nothing to do with them,"
said the witness.
"Is that the only answer you un
"Yes, the Stock Exchange neither,
buys nor ells."
ft, W, U&Un&jrer, know tt Mbv