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" An old house stands- on the West
chester shore, its face to the south,
the north wind at it3 back. It has
.watched'the dawns and sunsets for.
two hundred years, has seen war
times and days bf peace.
It i's a quaint, rambling dwelling;
each "generation added rooms to the
original structure, placing each lower
than the other, making small steps
and staircases that catch unwary and
unaccustomed feet. The uneven roof
tells the same1; story, and the house
has the appearance ot bittering it
self by a second thought. .
Down the garden walks roses, hol
lyhocks, and old-fashioned flowers
bloom. the season through; in lush
growths of grass spring occasional
blooms of daffodil and bluebell, mark
ing some old-time garden, spot, long
overgrown. Vines climb over win
dows and porch to the sloping roof,
aid in their depths generations of
birds have nested and sung through
many a forgotten summer. Foot
paths worn in the grass lead to barns,
to the ancient mill, through orchards
and over hillsides, showing in spring
and fall the earliest and latest green,
as if the print of human feet gave
.stronger 'life to the trodden way. ' In
the Revolutionary period of tie coun
try's history'the old/house was the
scene of many exciting raids from
. both of the contending forces, one of
which threatened to bring, serious
trouble upon the Inmates.
One autumn day during the Revo
lutionary struggle the daughter of the
house', Anne Mott, sat in the quiet
"living-room" spinning her daily
j *'stent" Anne was a demure little
maid; her" brown hair, twisted in a
tight knot, was held by her mother's
silver comb. She was just thirteen
years old', and acted as her father's
housekeeper, the entire care of the
family, her aged grandmother, her
father ?nd two brothers, falling on
her young shoulders.
The living-room was warm and
still th?t day. The little spinner ?
glanced out of the small window
panes, down the garden pata and off
-to the white-capped waters of Long ,|
Island Sound. Neglected thread will
knot, and Anne brought truant eyes
to the slackening wheel.
"It is so dull here tais eventide,
with father and brothers away; I'
wish something grand and thrilling j
would happen to me, as it did to Lucy
Lovelace. She went to the Govern
or's ball and danced with an aide-de
camp.. Oh! I wish it was considered
suitable for a Friend to gb tb ? ball!"
Nothing "grand or thrilling" hap
pened in the quiet, sunlit room; the
faithful. clock ticked pn, embers]
dropped softly on the jhearth, the
spinning-whe?l slackened and the lit
tle spinner's head lay against the
high-backed chair;. Anne was fast
asleep. How l?ng she slept she never j
knew, her sudden awakening dispel
ling all memories of preceding events.
A terrible explosion shook the house
to its foundation, there were cries of
terror and sounds of hurrying feet.
Startled into wakefulness, Anne ran
to the door, where she met Jinny,
the colored cook, crying:
ffitss Nanny! Miss Nanny! the ref
cgres are coming!" -
A Quaker's Sympathy.,
' Anne's -father was of the strictest
sect of Friends, and would have no
gart or lot in war or fighting., but it
was well understood that his un
". spo??a " sympathies were with the
'^Continentals. His colored maa. Billy,
. - Jinny's husband, was hand ia glove
with th? whaleboatmen who made an
; Inlet near the house aplace of refuge.
Two of these boats weire commanded.
.'- by Captain Pete Davis, who had pre
viously been in command cf a coaster
*?wned by James Mott, Anne's father.
>? This friendliness to the Continen
tals and the fact that raids on the
Tories..were of ."frequent occurrence
created ^suspicion and-dislike . among
the refugees and" the riffraff of. the
English Army1", and threats were made
that if the "blamed wbaleboatmen
??ere permitted to hang around there
It would be worse for them all."
Eut nothing came of the threats,
and James Mott did not consider his
? household to be_ ia.danger.. The
whaleboatmen had .'.recently.;.been_sivc;
cessful In capturing a boat from "tte
British,'under the guns of a guard
ship'lying off In the Sound, and the
refugees had decided to eject them
from the "blamed- Quaker rendez
vous." At Pelham the band of refu
gees', led by Captain Fade Merrit,
started for the shore, where the/
caught and imprisoned . Uncle Billy
and captured the boats of the, whale
boatmen, in which a large supply of
ammunition was stored. A bold push
forward or quick retreat on the part
. of the whaleboatmen must be de
' cided on at once. They chose the
. .. former, and began firing on the refu
.' gees from behind fences and bushes.
Startled by the quick onset, Mer
rit and his men charged on the foe.
Captain Davis called to Merrit:
'.Stop right here, Fade Merrit, or
I'll save vou from the hangman!"
a warning that preved ominous.
"I won't stop at your bidding, Pete
Davis, you robbing rebel."
'"Then you will stop for my gua;
another step will be your last." Mer
rit halte-J, but d!d not retreat, shout
"Come- on, you sneaking thieves,
from a'here you arc hiding." Anc
Caotain Pete answered:
"Fade Merrit, Ii you don't righi
about facs and go off, my gun will gc
off." Merrit, finding the position ol
his antagonist impregnable, backed
off his men and retreated into th?
Anne, pale wita excitement, bul
firm, quieted the shrieking Jinny
wno feared for the life of her hus
band. As soon as the refugees nae
gone the crews of the whaleboat!
hastened to leave so dangerous a lo
callty. As they rowed away Anne iel
anxious and uneasy, left alone wltl
her aged grandmother and the slavei
cf the household. But her trainlni
had been nt the feet of the strictes
Gamaliels of her sect: "Resist th?
evil. .Trust m the Lord. Not on
sparrow is forgotten by God." Tho
why did she feel anxious when th
whaleboatmen rowed away? She tool
herself severely to task ior her anxi
ety and doubt, hut she could not but
fear the return of the refugees. Nor
was her uneasiness groundless.
Receiving information from scouts
ani spies that the.whalebo?tmen had
gone, Merrit and bis party returned.
Their object was twofold-revenge
and plunder and revenge on the 'de
fenceless household for harboring the
wialeboatmen. Their approach was
unheralded and the dam crossed and
mill- surrounded before Jess-Billy's
son who was grinding corn-was
aware of the fact He' was taken
prisoner at once and shut up in the
flour cooler. Captain Merrit looked
about the mill ior coffee that had
been stored there. Jess told him it
had been taken away.
"Where to?" ?
! "To White Plains for the Conti
nental Army." .
"Was it paid for, and who had the
money?" Jess could not tell. Angry
and baffled, Merrit thundered out:
"You are lying, you black scound
rel, but we'll squeeze the truth or the
life out of you!" i
They attempted to hang the lad,
but, getting no |urther information,
cut bim down. He fell to the floor,
blood gushing from, his mouth. When
he recovered Merrit asked him if Miss
Nanny knew. He could not tell, but
if any one knew she did. They
kicked Jess out of the mill and he
ran to the barn to tell Billy that they
were going to make Miss Nanny tell
about the coffee or hang her.
Billy waited to hear no more, but
started for the house to protect his
young mistress; but Merrlt's; men
were there before him. Anne, pale
but- quiet and firm, met them at the
door. The men^said gruffly:
"You must go to the mill with us."
One of them seized her roughly by
the shoulders. Then came an instant
revulsion of feeling. The t*mid girl
at the touch pf the burly ruiHa. : was
transformed from a condition of ter
ror to perfect fearlessness. She
turned upon him, saying:
"Take thy hand off!"
The man was cowed and shrank
Trying to Nerves.
In her belief that a sustaining
Hand, was near to support and tilrect
her, she allowed herself to be quietly
escorted to the mill. She was taken
to the upper story. On the stairs she
saw stains of blood, signs of Jess'
maltreatment, which did not reas
sure her. In the upper room Merrit
and h's men awaited her. From a
beam overhead a rope hung, a noose
in the end. Under this she was led.
Trustful and fearless, she looked at
the crowd of hardened men with un
quailing eyes. Some of them were
known to her. Captain Merrit told
her she need not be frightened, l'or if
she would tell them where the toffee
was taken no harm would come to
her. With her steady look she said:
"I hm not frightened; the coffee
was taken by the Continental com
"How much was sold, and where
Is the money?"
"I do not know."
"Come, girl, you must know? you]
can tell something. What has be
come of the money?"
"I do not know and cannot tell,"
she said. Then he thundered at her:
"Now, girl, we will find a way to
get the truth out of you! " Calm and
unmoved she ?answered:
"I have already told thee the truth;
more cannot be got out of me."
"We will see what the rope will
do!" He directed one of the men to
put the noose around her neck. One
stepped forward and raised the noose
over her head. She looked him
squarely in the face and said:
"Thee must not touch me." The
rope dropped from th6 . man's hand
and Merrit said:
"We will get the truth out of you
this time, and-quickly, too, or we
will stretch your neck." 1 He stopped
to pick up the rope with a smile.
Anne replied: ;.
"If I cannot tell thee while living,
I surely cannot tell thee after being
. A silence followed, while she calm
ly looked into the faces .about her.
Then, turning to Merrit, she said
"Thee knows that I have spoken
truly, and that I know nothing about
any money, and now I tell thee fur
ther, that ii I did know I would not
A whisp?red consultation was held
around the leader. Anne's every fac
ulty wa3 .keenly alert; not a move
! ment or a word escaped her.
"She can't be frightened."
"It's of no use."
"We can't find out anything from
"We must search the house; we
may get something besides money."
These whispers reached her from all
j si??er. - . ? -. ..
The men conducted her back to the
I house and the search began. Closet
j doors were broken open by blows
from gunstocks, bureaus pried open
j by bayonets, and beds and pillows
j pierced to ascertain if the money was
j hidden in them. * It was a scene of
wanton destruction. The cellar 'was
j esamined for signs of recent digging,
and eatables of all kinds were taken.
Not Grandmother's Cheese.
Anne saw one of the men coming
' out of the pantry with a new cheese
1 under his arm. This was a recent
& i qc f-mi
"The flowering of civiliza
& The world wants men-1
Men who shall join in ch
The psalm of labor and oi
4^ The' age wants heroes-h
?gb To struggle In the solid r
TT To clutch the monster, e
w To bear opinion to a loft
To blot the error of oppr<
^ And lead a universal free
girt-to her grandmother. The theft
was too much for Anne's patience.
She took hold of the cheese, saying
"Thee shall not take this; It is for'
grandmother." The man gave it up
to her. Angry, at getting no money,
the raiders gathered all the valuables
and prepared to leave. Merrit said to
"Tell your father this is what he
gets for harboring rebels and rob
bers." - Her unshaken cour?ge
prompted the quick retort:
"Thee is a prudent man. Thee
knows father is absent, and does not
believe it right to fight; yet thee
comes and robs the house, with only
women and children to defend it."
Merrit swore roundly at her and rode
off. / .*
But he paid ?early for his-raid on
the defenceless household, for soon
after vhe fate he had threatened the
fearless girl became his own.
When peace was finally concluded
Anne was fifteen. Her life, at that
time with her father is pleasant to
remember. She went everywhere on
horseback with him, having an excel
lent little horse for her own use-?
one of the famous Narragans?tt
pacers. Once they rode to the yearly
meeting in Philadelphia, and often to
New York meetings. She wore on
such occasions a broadTbrimmed bea
ver that tied down under her chin;
over her dress she wore a long skirt,
and under her cape, pinned to her
dress, her white apron, which she
put on after the riding* skirt was re
moved, \ut women in those days were
not fully dressed without a fine white
At the age of sixteen Anne became
a bride, and many grandchildren and
great-grandchildren have listened
with pride and. throbbing hearts to
the story of grandmother's heroism.
The eighth satellite of Jupiter i dis
covered at the Greenwich observa
tory^ January of last year, proves
remarkable not only for being so far
from the planet but also for its very
eccentric orbit,, its distance from Ju
piter varying from about 10,000,000
to 20,000,000 miles. It revolves
around the planet in about twenty
six of our months.
The keel has been laid in New York
for a most unique vessel for the Car
negie Institute, of New York. She is
being built in order to dodge all mag
netic influences and perhaps search
for the actual magnetic pole. Very lit
tle iron or steel is being used in her
construction. What is hot built of
wood is Victor Vandlum bronze.
Only fifty years ago the dust of
coal was considered to be entirely
useless, bat since then a great change
bas taken place, and at present in
Rhenish Westphalia the Ruhr coal
iistrict alone produces 3,000,000 tons
of briquets each. year. Up to the
present time coal tar pitch has been
used for making coal briquets, and its
production ,In the past ten years has
Increased ahout 100 per cent..
The new chimney of the Great
Falls (Mont.) smelter of the Boston
and Montana Consolidated Copper
and Sliver Mining Company was re
cently topped out. This chimney is
506 feet in height above the founda
tion, and Is the largest, both in size
and capacity, in the world. The
foundation of the chimney consists of
an annular mass, the circular inner
edge of which is forty-seven feet in
diameter at the bottom and the octa
gonal outer boundary 103 feet across
flats at the footing level tapering to
sixty-four and eight-one feet diame
ters at the top of the concrete.-Ce
In a lecture before the Aeronautic
Society in New York City, Hiram
Maxim brought out the point that the
dropping of dynamite from air craft
would not be as dangerous to fortifi
cations and buildings as was general
ly supposed} because, in order to do
much damage, this explosive must be
confined. If 100 pounds of It were
dropped into the smokestack of a
warship or. exploded In the water
close to the vessel, lt would be effec
tive, but dropping'it upon the deck
would be of no avail. Mr. Maxim, as
is well known, is an expert upon ex
plosives. He also described some new
explosives that may be available for
use in explosive motors.
Translated Into English.
Every one has heard the story of
the Englishman who was told, when
asking what wr.s done with all the
superfluous fruit grown in California
-"We eat what we can, and what
we can't we can."
I- The joke was told to another Eng
lishman, who received it with rather
! a sickly smile, and upon his return
I home gave his own version of it.
"Quoer peopl?z those Americans,"
he said. ''Peculiar" sense of humor.
They told me as one of their choice
jokes that when asked weat they
did with their fruit that was lefl
over, they answered that 'They ate
what they could, and what thev
couldn't they could." - New Yori
Putting on Airs.
"When country peop:e come to towi
they talk a good deal about the purei
air they breathe at home."
"Yes, they put on a good manj
fresh airs."-Kansas City Times.
??pje? IV]an ?
tion is in the finished man.
arge-heartea\ manly men; W
orus and prolong <$>
eroes who shall dare
an ks of truth;
rror, by the throat; "
Diamond Gossip and Gen
STAINS OF VICTORIES
Eio:doo of Losing; Home Ground
If any doubt still lingered in some
obscure corner of fandom that those
fighting Pirates had routed' the hoo
doo that brought, defeat, to them so
often on the home- grounds in past
years, Clark's warriors certainly re
moved it during the past week.
' Tb ere hasn't been the faintest sign
of a let-itown In their- wonderful work
at the park where they could do little
better than break even in, other sea
sons, and ins lead of going to pieces
every other day after strtkipg their
home let, the local pennant chasers
actually improved in their all-around
! play until they had hung up the long
j est string of successive victories.re
corded this year.in,the-major league.
And it cannot be sa'id that the Buc
! caneers' sensational success has been
; due to luck or that it has been the re
sult of meeting -weak opposition. On
; the contrary, all clubs have appar
ently looked alike to Clark's hustlers
JAMES J. JEFFRIES!
Champion of. the world Jeffries and ht
hibition bouts in the loading citie
form and should be able to giv
ation for the chamnionahln._
and they have not picked out any soft
spots on which to -land their savage
All opponents'have fared- alike, and
j among the t*am? at whose expense the
, total of consecutive victories was In
; creased to sensational proportions
i were the holders of the world's cham
pionship, another that is conceded to
he a sure n>st-divlsion cltt?, and one
j otheri that - ?s recognized' everywhere
I as faf stronger in every way than it
! was a year ago. e
I Following the double victory over
j the Chicago champions on their ,own
j lot one week ago last Sunday, the
I starting point of the great winning
I streak, the Buccaneers came home
and met St. Louis, Boston and Phila
delphia in eight successive games, all
three being sent hiking mournfully
.out of town without the solace of a
single game won from Pitl:sburg's pen
When it is considered that againsl
these same teams *ln pa:?t years thc
locals were seldom able to do bettei
than get an even break on the hom?
grounds, the proof appears conclusive
that the old Exposition park hoodor
lias b-??n rVocor) ol? the job/durine: the
Pirates' hum month at ti?**"" --"1c
and that the same big
home games won may be epecitu art
er the1 shift is made cn June 30 to ths
new Forbes field.
And if 'this proves to be the cast
lt Is mighty difficult to see how an]
other National league club is going tt
wrest the 1909 pennant from Clark<
and his gallant crew. Inability to wii
on the home grounds has "been th<
principal obstacle in the way of Pitts
burg's flag success in past seasons
and with this removed, it must be ad
mitted by even the fans of rival cit
ies that only misfortune or. a loni
run of what the players call "ba<
breaks'' can prevent the Buccaneer:
from capturing the championship
KLAUSE COMING CHAMPION.
New York.-There is consideraba
talk about Frank Klause In Philadel
phia, as being the next man to batt!
for the middleweight championship
Good judges of boxers who sa;
Klause beat Harry Lewis all over th
ring until he- was deliberately foule
In the sixth round say Klause ha
shown wonderful improvement in th
past six months, and the PIttsburge
is Undine It hard to pet n rrt?w
Kin use and Hugo Kelly meet at mw
burg on June 23.
ORLANDO THE WINNER.
New York-Defeating a field of 13
starters, Joseph Orlando, of the En
pire City Wheelmen, New York, wo
the amateur bicycle Marathon Sunda;
over a course irom Valley Stream 1
Massapaqua and return on the Me
rick road, Long Island. Patsy D
mans, National A. C., Brooklyn, wi
second, and Floyd W. Bedell, of Bal
win. L. ti third. The winner's tin
was I hour. 18 minutes 50 3-5 second
but he had a five-minute advantage i
the handicap arrangement. Ti
weather was favorable for the co
WILL JOHNSON CRAWL OUT OF
Big Negro Has Developed Into Great
Jumper of Contracts and He Is
Somewhat Fearful of
Never is pugilism without its all
absorbing question. Thi3 time it is,
"Will Jack Johnson crawl out of his
match with Stanley Ketc?ell as he
has out of his matches with Sam
Langford and Al Kaufmann?" The
big black has come to realize that
Ketchel is a pretty hot proposition
in fact, about the hottest that John
son can stack himself up against out
side of Jeffries.
Of course, as soon as the question
is put before the house, discussion
follows, and in this case the discus
sion will consist mainly of "dope."
Here it is:
"Ever' since Johnson became cham
pion he has been sidestepping the real
ly good men who have been suggest
ed as possible opponents for him. Not
only that;- but he has also crawled out
of all the matches that he has gone
into when he had time to get scared
as to the possible outcome of the en
counter. True, he "fought" Jack
O'Brien, a six-round session in Phil
adelphia, but, shucks, what was that
for the heavyweight champion to do.
He didn't even put O'Brien "to the
bad" in the whole six rounds, and
e Johnson a sudden jolt in his aspira
: here's a little fellow from out of the
West who wallops Philadelphia Jack I
so hard in two rounds and forty sec
: onds that the referee has to stop it
to save O'Brien from probable disas
So much for thai There may he
a dozen folks between, here and the
! Hawaiian Islands who think Johnson
might beat Ketchel in a finish fight,
but they have never seen both men
perform In the ring.
Nov; as to this Johnson feller: He
has developed greatly since he won
the title from Burns-as a jumper. In
fact, Johnson .can jump a bigger pile
of contracts than anv of his prede
cessors in the pugilistic world.
Johnson's action in insisting that
the battle between himself and Ketc
hel be limited to twenty rounds shows
that he is afraid of the Westerner, and
also shows plainer than anything else
that the big black Is very confident
that he cannot knock out Ketchel in
twenty rounds. If he thought he
could, he wouldn't care if the contract
called for a million rounds.
Another thing that it mieht be well
*o bear in mind: Ketchel i? " r?**v
hard man t~ .--t- ?--- ,.c of
? ? o puucneit? iu the ring
. rurther the fight goes, the
better his chances with a man like
Johnson. It will take only one of
Stanley's punches to make Johnson
take lt on the run, and then-well, it
will be all off.
There Is no better "Iceen-^way"
man in the rinsr than Jack O'Brien.
He ls nrobablv the greatest sidesten
per and retreater ever. Certain it is
that he is at least as fast as John
son, if net faster; he surely was
ahout three times ns fast a? Johnson
when they met in Philadelphia. And
if O'BriPn couldn't Veep away from
Ketch*! for two rounds, how can John
son h ?ne to keep away for twenty
Jimmy Kelley Is Dead.
r'*->ago.-Jimmy Kelly, a veteran
pugilistic manager and trainer, died
.es*?relay. Kelly was one of John
fi Pv.llivan's trainers when tho latter
'wrp in his prime. Kelly was born
in Boston 48 years ago.
Weston Still in Wyoming.
Granger, Wyo.-Edward Payson
Weston, who is wallting to the Pacific
Tviqcoij the day at Marston, the
?.?ol io wu east ol' Oranger, waiting for
a pair of new shoes.
VANDERBILT WINS "DERBY."
Paris.-The French derby was run
Sunday at Chantilly and was won by
W. K. Vanderbilt's Negofol in Impres
sive style, from Edmon Blaius's Union,
with Negofol's st^Me '"omnanion.
Oversight, third. The stake was
worth $40,000 and the r?ce was wit
nessed by an Immense crowd, includ
ing thousands of Amer'r>"?io. -who won
heavily on the American victory.
The French derhy is a three-year
old event at one milp and a half. Last
year W. K. Vanderbilt's Seasick II
ran a dead heat with M. E. Des
champ's Quintette II. and In 190G Mr.
Vanderbilt's Maintenon won.
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Receiver Earle Admits He Pleaded Witt
He Divulged Both the Weighing Fra in
tices-Notning in Fiction to Equa
Intense, Intricate Crime in Cu
Court in My lime"-! Have 1
Your Aid," He Wr
Philadelphia. - "In common with j
every other good citizen, I am at the
service of my country," said George!
H. Earle, Jr., receiver of the Penn
sylvania Sugar Refining Company,
when asked whether he would aid the .
Government in a criminal prosecution
directed against the heads of the -su
These who knew Mr. Earle keenly
appreciated the irony of his remark
when they recalled that he had plead
ed with and petitioned President
Roosevelt and Attorney-General Bon
aparte in vain to institute or to per
mit him to institute just such crim
inal proceedings as are now threat
ened by the present Department of
Justice. As long ago as November,
1906, Mr. Earle now admits, he
warned President Roosevelt and his
Attorney-General of the weighing
frauds in New York and rebating
practiced by the sugar trust, but no
action was taken. >,
Mr. Earle is the son of the late
j George H. Earle, Sr., one of the fore
most lawyers of the Philadelphia bar.
The son, himself a lawyer, is the ex
ecutive head of five of the lars:
banks in the city. He has rescued
many concerns from the graveyard
of high finance, was too busy to be
Mayor o.f Philadelphia, is not
"against" trusts, is worth $5,000,000,
but lives on one of his many salaries,
and his hobbles are coins, first prints
and a model farm. He was offered
5100,000 for reviving the Real Est?te
Trust Company, and went into court
and told the judge that his services
were worth only $50,000, and he has
not yet collected the $50,000 because
"the 'company needs the money more
than I do."
While a financial genius Mr. Earle
has absolutely no ambition for great
wealth or political preferment and no
desire for social glories. Upon his
unsupported word the 55.500 depos
itors of the defunct Real Estate Trust
Company turned over to him all that
was left of $7,500,000 deposits at the
time of the crash. August 2S, 1906,
and every stockholder In the company
assigned his property to Mr. Earle
without "recourse or recovery," with
I out a scratch of a pen to safeguard
"It would be manifestly improper
for me to discuss any ph asa cf the
sugar trust case at this time," said
MT. Earle, "because I am still an offi
cer of the court in my capacity as re
ceiver of the Pennsylvania Sugar Re
"Does the same apply to the Gov
ernment and its agents?" he was
I "Oh, yes, I suppose so. They did
not care to discuss the case two or
three years ago, and I prefer not to
talk about it now, for the more par
ticular reason that we have agreed
upon a settlement and I consider it
hardly fair to agree to a settlement
and then participate In an expose of
the other party to the bargain. Then,
too, I must keep in' mind the fact that
the court has yet to review the terms
and conditions of our settlement, and
I might be subjected to some criti
cism for commenting upon the case
at this time."
Gave Warning in 190C.
"Is it true that you directed the
attention of the Government to the
scale frauds and rebating more than
two years ago?"
"Mr. Frank L. Neall, of Peter
Wright's Sons, told me about these
frauds so long ago that I cannot now
fix the date, but I certainly wro'.e to
the Attorney-General about them on
November 8, 1906. as the papers in
the Pennsylvania Refinery case will
"I am not fixing responsibilities.
I am not naming men who performed
their duties, nor am I pointing out
any one who failed to measure up to
"I must not be placed in the posi
Cobb's base-running shows no let
up in pnp^d or brains.
'"ellbf?g, tc? Toronto pitcher, is a
lett-han'der of more iban ordinary
Toronto has sold Ditcher Pre?
Hickey to th New Britain team, of
t.hp Connecticut League.
The McConnell Tibi?* ^'in-getting
combination'is a wonderful factor ir.
the Red Sox winning games.
Mitchell, of the Toronto team, was
a good pitcher, but baseball experts
say that he is destined to attain more
fame as a catch pr. _
Skimmed Milk Sale Illegal
in New York City.
Albany, N. Y.-According to a de
cision of the Court of Appeals the
sale of skimmed milk in New York
City can he stopped.
The court sustained the lower
courts in overruling a demurrer of a
dairy company to an action brought
by the State to recover a $5000 pen
alty for selling skimmed milk. The
company demurred on the ground
that the statute under which the ac
tion was commenced was unconstltu
tional. _. _ . _j_
CRM cauley, in the. New York World,
N 1905 OF SUGAR FRAUDS
[ Administration to Prosecute and loaf
Is in New York and the Hebat? Prac
1 If, Says Earle-'VflOst Dramatic,
nning Ever Brought Before Any
Details; I Imperatively Need
ote tbe President.
tlon of discussing this case in any
phase for publication. It would be
discourteous to the court. What I
have said I will stand by. What I ,
would like to say Is another matter.
I will repeat, however, that fiction
knows no story equal to the cold
blooded facts in the conspiracy which
has been proved in this case, and I
shall always consider myself amply,
repaid for my work in this matter if I
get nothing more out of it than the
satisfaction of having been a player
in what I consider the most dramatic,
intense, intricate crime; in cunning
ever brought before any court In my
That Mr. Earle put this "crime in
cunning" squarely up to President
Roosevelt soon after he learned of it
is proved by his letter dated Septem
ber 21, 1906, in>which Mr. Earle, ad
dressing the President by name, said:
"I have all the details of this con
spiracy. I believe I know the indi
viduals responsible for lt. '
"I represent but a body of Innocent -
stockholders and creditors who have
incidentally been crushed by an effort
to plunder the whole people. You
represent that people. I imperative
ly need your aid and co-operation.
With it I feel assured that justice will
be done; without lt I may be myself
crushed in the effort to obtain that
justice for the smaller body which I
represent; but with it or without lt,
no consideration that I have been .
able to give this subject has enabled
me to feel that I can possibly absolve ;.
myself from the duty of going on,
with you, if suca good, fortune awaits
me; without you, I must act alone.
"T have not gone into the details
of this matter. The details I ha^e,
and they ere at your service, cir that
of the Attorney-General of the United
States. Of course you will under
stand that all this I have upon infor
mation; but one of the peculiarities
of this crime has been that the par
ties engaged in it, whether made reck
less by past successes and Immunities
or not, have left a perfectly incon
ceivable amount of documentary evi
dence of what I believe to be their
"I am overwhelmed with the duties
of this receivership. It is compli
cated and trying beyond words. But
I trust that you will understand that
I shall at any moment give up any
time necessary to inform you of the
conditions that I have found exist
Earle Appealed to Moody.
. President Roosevelt acknowledged
the receipt of the document through
his secretary's secretary. Six weeks
later Mr. Earle addressed a last ap
peal to the then Attorney-General,
William A. Moody, who now sits upon
the Supreme bench of the United
States. In his letter of appeal Mr.
Earle gave Attorney-General Moody
an outline of the/essential evidence
in his possession, and in closing said:1
"Standing alone, ls this a case that
the Government of the United States
can afford to ignore? Has there ever
been another like it In wickedness?"
In justice to Mr. Moody, it is right
to set out with particular emphasis
the fact that he was then about to re
tire from the Roosevelt Cabinet to go
upon, the Supreme Court bench.
It was agreed by all parties con
cerned that it would be manifestly
improper for him as Attorney-Gen
eral to:pass upon a case which he as
a Justice of the highest court in tho
land might later have to pass upon as
Months later Attorney-General Bo
naparte, after carefully reviewing the
correspondence and withoui. calling
for the more defined evidence at
hand and at his service, solemnly
wrote to Mr. Earle, setting out his
belief that the Knight case finally
disposed of the matter under discus
sion. That was the end of it, so far
as Mr. Bonaparte_figured in the case.
Clement Hopkins, actor, stabbed
J "himself fatally while ill at his bunga
low in Montgomery. N. Y.
A cargo of 400 frogs arrived in
New York City from Germany to be
used as weather fov?casters.
The bill amending the law uuder
which Porto Rico is governed was
passed In the House at Washington,
As a result of the denial of recog
nition of the union by the Philadel
phia Rapid Transit Company lt was
predicted that the strike of its em
ployes would be resumed.
Liquor Mon Warns Trusts That
Properties May Be Confiscated.
Atlantic City, N. J.-Charges.that
big corporations have financed "anti
saloon movements are given as the
reason for the warning issued to the
trusts by G. C. Dempsey, of the Na
tional Liquor Dealers' Association.
Chairman Dempsey declares vhat
prohibition laws have acted as prac
tical confiscation of the breweries and
distilleries, and says that similar
legislation levelled at corporations
would have practically the same. ef?
feet on their properties.