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TAFT TALKS ON
i GUEST OF. COMMERCIAL CLUB
'" ] OF ST. LOUIS
I Says there Is Not Money Enough on
Hand to December Payroll.
■ .. Declares Emsrgenoy Appro*
\ :■■ ;• prlatlon Is Necessary
By Associated Press.
,ST. . LOUIS, Nov. 18.— Secretary of
War 'W. ll'. Taf t was the guest of
h«nnr tit the monthly banquet tonight
of, ,ths St. Louis Commercial club and
spoke on '"The Panama Canal." He
arrived early in the evening from
Washington and was met at the union
station by a delegation from the Com
ihriarclal club. He will remain in St.
jk/ouls Until tomorrow evening, when
he will depart for Kansas City to de
liver an address there 6n Monday
In his address he spoke of the Im
provements effected In sanitation,
transportation of supplies, housing of
employes and general confluence, i
i Secretary Taft said that the ten mil
lions of dollars voted by congress to
begin the preliminary work on the ca
nal Is about exhausted and there is- not
enough money on hand after the pay
ment of the bills to meet the December
payroll, which amounts to $600,000. He
■" "There are bills unpaid for material
and supplies which should be paid at
once. The delay is quite oppressive
■Rnd unjust '-to the creditors of the gov
ernment. It will be necessary, there
fore, for congress to make an emer
gency appropriation to carry on the
work ' without calamitous apprehen
sion. Nothing could be more disastrous
than to have the payrolls go unpaid
for even a few weeks. This was the
trouble with the new French Panama
Canal company, and with the old
French Panama Canal company. Cer
tainly there Is nothing in the credit of
the United States justifying suspension
of payments. I know there is a dispo
sition in some quarters, and possibly
among some members of congress, to
Investigate everything connected with
tho . canal. But while this desire to
know all about the vanal and its con
struction is most commendable, it will
hardly be allowed to delay the current
appropriations for the dally work by
13,000 laborers that Is now being so suc
cessfully carried on. It may be asked
why have the conditions been allowed
to arise under which an emergency ap
propriation must be asked. The answer
Is - that those responsible deemed it
their chief duty to push the work, to
buy needed materials aa rapidly as
possible and to Increase the payroll as
far as provision could be made for the
housing and comfort of the additional
laborers and employes. It was sup
posed ! that an extra session of con
gress would be called in October, when
ample time would have been given for
deliberation in making all the neces
I "Now It will be necessary to make
partial appropriations to pay current
bills and meet the necessary payrolls
until definite estimates for each fiscal
year's work can be submitted to con
gress, as in the case of all other gen
eral appropriations by congress."
"Assuming that the type of the canal
Is properly fixed, the faster the work is
done the better every one will like it.
It is . Important only that the money
shall not be wasted by haste and that
the country shall receive the worth of
its money. Subject to this limitation,
the greater the amount we can spend
in a year In building the canal, there
fore, the better."
Great Opposition to Canal
Secretary Taft said that one of the
great obstacles to tuccesa in building
the canal is the opposition of powerful
persons and interests to Its construc
tion. Some of this opposition, he said,
comes from those who are sincerely
convinced that the Panama route is
not a practicable route. He said it was
not to be expected that the great trans
continental lines should become en
thusiasts over an enterprise, which, if
carried to completion, must certainly
affect the rates of freight between the
Atlantic and pacific coastß. Even now,
he said, there Is some question as to
whether low rates and equality of ser
vice to all on the. Panama railway may
not reduce transeontintal rates. Secre
tary Taft saJd that opposition to the
building of the canal was found in
misrepresentations of the conditions on
the isthmuo, In unfounded reports con
cerning' friction hetwen those having
authority in the canal work, In intima
tions of Irregularities and frauds and
favoritism in contracts "without any
evidence whatever to justify suspicion,"
and generally In the constnnt sugges
tion of a presuniptlon tliut the expendi
ture of millions In huildltig the canal
must involve "Kraft." Doubtless, he
cald, congressional Investigations will
bo held from tlmo to time. "Doubtless
they oupht to he hold to assure the
public; but If thoy are to be permitted
to delay tha work on the canal and to
paralyze the energy of those upon
whom tho burden of pushing the work
must fall, they will be productive of evil
and will become .exactly what many
private interests would he glad to have
them become, thr- crave of all the high
hopes for a trans-Isthmian canal. The
American people will not permit such a
Passengers Injured In Collision
By Assoclatrd i'ress.
.RPJtINGFIIiLI). Maim., Nov. 18.-
Two cars Of the Springfield & Hartford
railroad collided on a iurve near this
city today, Motonniin G. A. Charon of
this c[iy receiving Injuries from which
he dlpd, iiii'l about thirty pussengers
were injured, itome of them soiiously.
All the pHPHOiiKfrrt will recover.
, •*Myf»th«rhsvlbfl«n ■•uffererfrom ilPkheadiclisj
gnliet aotll be b«gao tablDf y#>ar C«««»r«it. Sine*
Ito bats bcEUD inking Ckscktotc be hm s#t#«t bfttl
th a hpn«i»t'bo. Thay li»v« 011 tire If cured biui-
K.U. Dicksoa, 1120 fUlintr ßk., W.lndlftoapolU, lo<L
ff i^^^P The Dowels
' fUuut. Pn!«t»bl«, Point, TuUQooa, DoOoad,
Nnver SSlckou, We.k.a or (irln, 180. ti<\ ttu. N«»»r
told 1b bulk. Til* noiiula* Üblit lUn(«4 000.
UuoriutooU to can of jour Bout/ biak.
Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or N.Y. 391
ANNUAL SALE, TEN MILLION BOXES
ANOTHER POWER PLANT
Plan Under Consideration to Utilize
the Waters of the Kern
By Associated Press.
BAKERSFIETiD, Nov. 18.— It Is re
ported that still another power plant
may be constructed on the *..ern river,
this tlmo even further down the water
course than the plant of the Power,
Transit and Light company. Tho
point which li being considered Is near
the John Barker homestead ftt the
mouth of the canyon, and within tho
past few days experts have been going
over the matter with Mr. Barker.
Last week George S. Dlllman, form
erly chief engineer of the Western Pa
cific, arrived here as a representative
of the Pierce estate, which owns lands
abutting on the river, and In company
with hla assistant, preliminary surveys
were made In the canyon and the mat
ter in detail was gone over carefully
with Mr. Barker.
From the location of the present
power house to the west end of the
Barker ranch there Id a fall of 216 feet,
and the contour of the country is such
as to make canal construction practical
The report of Engineer Dlllman has
been submitted to capitalists interested
in the matter, and It in thought that
another big power plant will soon be
under way to utilize the waters of tho
BEAT HER WAY 2800 MILES
Deserted Wife, Disguised as a Man,
Arrested on the Way East
Kper-inl to The Herald.
WILKESBARRE, Nov. 18.— Having
traveled all the way from Nevada dis
guised as a man, Mrs. Margaret Jen
kins was discovered in a box car on the
Lehlgh Valley railroad here this morn
ing and was arrested. Not until she
was in the station house did she admit
that she was a woman and beg for
woman's attire. Her story was so pa
thetic that when Magistrate Brown
heard It he released her.
Mrs. Jenkins said she and her hus
band left Scruutnn and Went' to Nevada
eight years ago. Three months ago
they separated, and she was left alone
without money or friends. Finding that
her sex prevented her getting work she
resolved to beat her way east. Not
until she reached this city was she ar
rested, and none of her companions on
the road discovered she was a woman.
MENACES GLASS INDUSTRY
General Lockout Threatened by Man.
ufacturers on Account of Labor
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Nov. 18.— Labor troubles
beginning yesterday with a strike of
150 employes, threaten to Involve the
entire glass manufacturing Industry of
Chicago. While only the mirror-mak
ing tradeß are so far affected, general
lockout measures are contemplated by
the allied manufacturers. The union
also Is considering a strike in all of
the twenty-five factories, which, if
called, will reach 700 men.
A reduction of wages amounting to
two per cent is given as the cause of
the trouble by the officials of the Amal
gamated Glass Workers' International
The manufactures assert that ■ the
wage reduction was merely a retalia
tory step taken after the union had
attempted to establish a limitation of
production in the glass factories. '
ECHOES OF THE CARTER CASE
Grand Jury Returns Two Additional
Indictments Against the
By Associated Press.
SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 18.— Two ad
ditional indictments charging embez
zlement and receiving money of the
United States that was alleged to have
been embezzled by former CapL Ober
lln M. Carter, was returned by the
federal grand jury tonight against
Benjamin D. Greene, John F. Gaynor,
William T. Gaynor and Michael A.
The two former Indictments against
the prisoners were for conspiracy to
defraud the United States and for pre
senting false accounts. They were cov
ered by the extradition charge, desig
nated In the treaty as "participation
in fraud by an agent."
ALASKA CONVENTION ENDS
Adopts Resolution Extending Vote of
Thanks to President
By Associated Press.
SEATTLE, Nov. 18.— After adopting
a resolution to be sent to President
Roosevelt as the first official act after
securing permanent organization, the
Alaska convention adjourned thlß
morning until 10 o'clock Monday morn-
Ing to allow the committee on platform
and resolutions to prepare a report.
The messago to be sent President
Roosevelt extends a vote of thanks for
the commendation made In his mes
sage to the last congreßß; demands a
territorial form of government and
asks the president to reiterate the
needs of Alaska in his message to the
congress about to meet.
BABY KILLED BY DUMP CART
Santa Barbara Man Horrified to See
Wheels Crush Life Out of
Special to Tho Herald.
BANTA BARBARA, Nov. 18.-Albert
Richard Tanner, three-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. l r . Tanner, was killed
today at "Arcady," the Whltehead
place in the Montecito valley. The lit
tle boy was crushed beneath the wheels
of a dump cart loaded with dirt. Mr.
Tanner was driving the horse and
when the animal balked a slap from
the lines caused him to back. The
wheel struck the child, who was stand-
Ing In the road behind the cart, and
before the horrified father could pre
vent it the heavy vehicle rolled on the
baby, killing him instantly.
To Aid Earthquake Victims
Uv Associated Press.
nOMK, Nov. 18.— The Countess do
Brazzu, formerly Miss Blocumb of
New Orleans, has conceived an inter
esting plan to succor the women and
children left destitute by the recent
earthquakes in Calabria. The countess,
urcompanled by Slgnora Tlttonl, wife
of the foreign minister, is going per-
Bonally to Calabria to execute the plan,
which consists of building huge work
New Line From Bolts, Idaho
By Associated Press
SAUSAMTO, Nov. 18.— A new railroad
Into California from BoUte City, Idaho
with feed, lines tapping the rich mineral
lumber and grain belts of Washington
and Oregon, and terminating In Baugalito.
with ferry service to Sun Kiuni'lsco, la
what was promlxed to the Haiumllto town
trustees ut their laat regular meeting. Tin
proposition was made by h representative
of the California Inland Kiuplro railway
und hacked by the resource* of St. I<nuli
capitalists and the St. Louis Trust cum-
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 19, 1905.
CHICKERING SAYS HE
WAS NOT PAID $17,500
REPLIES TO TE3TIMONY GIVEN
BY 3. 8. McCURDY
States That He Wat In the East at the
Time Referred to Because His Son
Was 111 at Yonkerg— Discusses
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 18.—Attor
ney W. It. Chlckerlng said In at night
In reference to the testimony Riven
yesterday by Samuel S. McCurdy at
the Insurance Investigation In Ner<r
"It Is true that I represent the Mutual
Life here as legal ndvlner, but that I
was paid $17,600 Is rldlculouft and falsr.
I happened to be In New York at the
time referred to In the New York dlH
patch. My son was dangerously ill In
a hospital at Yonkers. That was the
reason for my being east at that time.
It is true that I met Governor Budd in
New York at that time. We discussed
Insurance matters with the Mutual Life
people. Our conference hud reference
to the attitude of the then California
Insurance commissioner, A. J. Clunie,
towards the life Insurance companies.
"You see, Clunle was Insisting upon
both life and fire Insurance companies
living up to the letter of the law. He
was a little bit ugly, In that he made
much of trivial and technical matters.
We had one dispute with him. When
the late A. B. Forbes was general
manager for the Mutual Life Clunic
found that some of the men on his
bond were dead. He Insisted that if
Forbes' bond was not renewed with
additional bondsmen Mutual Life pol
icy-holders In California might suffer.
There was nothing to this contention
of Clunie. However, his request was
reasonable as to perfecting Forbes'
bond, nnd It was complied with.
"On the whole, I should Bay Clunle
was the first state Insurance commis
sioner who tried to make his office
mean something, and his antagonistic
attitude towards the companies made
them more punctual and careful about
observing the requirements of the
WIFE HEAD OF HOUSE
Husband Admits That Spouse Keeps
the Purse and Runs
Special to The Herald.
NEW "YORK, Nov. 18.— "My wife Is
the head of our house. She keeps all
the money and when I want carfare
or spending money I ask her for it and
invariably get it," said Thomas Wil
liams, a contractor and Prohibition can
didate for assembly, who was on trial
yesterday with his wife at Hacken
sack, N. J., charged with embezzle
The state's main witness was Mrs.
Caroline Beyerß, the aged mother of
Mrs. Williams. She said she gave a
check for $2000 to her daughter, asking
that it be deposited in a New York
bank in Mrs. Beyer's name. Instead
the check was deposited In Mrs. Wil
liams* name as trustee and the money
later drawn by her and appropriated
to her use.
Mr. "Williams admitted he went to the
New York bank with his wife on the
day she . drew the $2000, but said he
read a novel while she was busy with
the check and didn't know what she
did. He then made the confession re
garding the standing of his wife in the
Miss Emma Beyers, another daugh
ter of Mrs. Beyers, testified that the
criminal proceedings against her sister
and her husband were the* result of a
family quarrel, due to the fact that she
had been given $1000 cash by her
Mrs. Beyers Is now living with her
daughter 1 , the wife of Evangelist Brown,
a former policeman, in Brooklyn. Miss
Emma Beyers, when asked if her
mother was being treated well by the
"The other day mother complained
because one of her fried eggs was
burned, and Evangelist Brown re
marked: 'Walt until you get like my
dog Spot in the back yard; then you
will be able to eat most any old thing."
The witness further said that her
mother was the victim of a fortune
teller's wiles, and was not responsible
for her acts. This fortune teller was
blamed for taking Mrs. Beyers to a
graveyard to converse with spirits.
Accused Forger Captured
By Associated Press.
FLORENCE, Colo.. Nov. IS. — William
Comer, said to be a man of many aliases
nnd to be wanted in many cities on
fharares of bank robbery, check forc
ing, etc., was captured here today. In
his possession when arrested were
many checks on banks throughout the
country for sums aggregating $71,000.
Comer Is charged with the robbery of
the Commercial National bank of Salt
Lake on November 8 last.
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
Pew People Know How Useful It Is In Pre-
serving Health and Beauty.
Nearly everybody knows that char-
coal is the safeßt and most efficient
disinfectant and purifier in nature, but
few realize its value when taken Into
the human system for the same cleans-
Charcoal is a remedy that the more
you take of it tho better; it is not a
dm? at all, but simply absorbs the
an sen. and impurities always present in
the stomach and intestines and carries
them out of the system.
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating
onions and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears and Im-
proves the complexion, it whitens the
tr nth and further acts as a natural and
eminently nafe cathartic.
It absorbs the Injurious gasen which
collect In the stomach and bowels; It
disinfects the mouth and throat from
the poison of catarrh.
All druggists sell charcoal in one
form or another, but probably the best
charcoal and the most for the money
is In Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges; they
are composed of the finest powdered
Willow charcoal, and other harmless
antiseptics In tablet form, or rather In
the formof large, pleasant, taatlng loz-
enges, the charcoal being mixed with
The dally use of these lozenges will
soon tell in a much improved condition
of the general health, i better com-
plexion, sweeter breath and purer
blood, and the beauty of It Is, that no
possible harm ran result from their
continued use, but on the contrary,
A Buffalo physician, In speaking of
the benefits of charcoal, saya: "I ad-
vise Stuart's Charcoal "Lozenges to all
patients suffering from gas in stom-
ach and bowels, and to clear the com-
plexion and purify the breath, mouth
and throat; I ulho believe the liver is
greatly benefited by the dally . use of
them; they coat but twenty-five cents
a box at drug stores, and although In
some sense a patent preparation, yet I
believe I get more and better charcoal
In Stuart's Charcoal Losenges l ' than In
any of the ordinary charcoal , tablets."
Young Woman Emerges From Child.
Ith Condition Which Has
Lasted Six Months
By Associated Pre*s.
MORRIBTOWN, N. J., Nov. IS.—
Mlm Mnry Scully, known to many peo
ple fl« "the nineteen-year-old Infant,"
has come nut of her lust Infantile stßte,
which lasted six months, Apparently
none the worse for her experience. On
the occnulon of two previous attacks
she was fh that condition only n few
weeks. She In nil right now nnd phy
sicians believe the third Attack will
be the lAftt one.
During these attack*, which have
puzzled the physicians, Mlsr Scatty hns
exhibited nil the natural Inclinations
of a child of a few years.
GERMAN TORPEDO BOAT
IS SUNK IN COLLISION
ONE OFFICER AND THIRTY-TWO
Disaster Occurs During Maneuvers In
Klal Bay During a Bham Night
Attack on the Cruiser Undine.
Kaiser Ordera Report
By Associated Pres.*.
KIEL, Nov. 18. — Torpedo boat S 125
collided last night near Bulk with the
small cruher Undine. The torpedo boat
sank and one officer and thirty-two
seamen are missing.
The disaster occurred during the
maneuvers In Kiel bay. ' A ' torpedo
boat division wan mailing a regulation
attack upon the Undine, which had
blinded her lights. - Later she sudden
ly used her searchlight, which con
futed the helmsman of the S 126, and
the torpedo boat got under the Undine's
bow and wan struck amidships, caus
ing the boiler of the S 126 to explode.
The suddenness of the catastrophe ex
plains the great number of victims.
It Is believed that all the missing
members of the Crew were killed or
Several wounded officers were res
cued. Emperor William, who arrived
here at noon for the sw-earing In of the.
naval recruits, ordered a detailed re
port to be made to him.
The accident occurred in the midst
of a driving snowstorm and when the
night was very dark. The torpedo boat
sank in four minutes.
HAPPY IN NIGERIA
The Natives There Are Free From
Cares and Have No Direct
Taxes to Pay
Special Cable to The Herald.
LONDON, Nov. 18.— Some very Inter
esting particulars of life and affairs in
the flourishing protectorate of South
ern Nigeria are given In the report of
the high commissioner which was pub
lished yesterday by the colonial office.
Although settled government In the
protectorate has only been established
after Innumerable military expeditions
and a great show of force, Involving
the maintenance of a large military es
tablishment, the entire cost of this
has been defrayed from the local reve
nues without incurring any debt, and
at the end of 1904 the protectorate had
a credit oalance-of £145,000.
The advantages of the establishment
of British rule are strikingly shown by
the commissioner's remarks about the
condition of the people, which, he says,
Is one of "dolce far nlente" comfort.
They are free from direct taxation,
have practically no cares, and, consid
ering the enormous population, there
is very little crime.
WON'T PAY THEIR DOCTORS
St. Louis Medicos Have Deadbeat Di-
rectory to Act as Their
Special to The Herald.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18.— St. Louis
physicians are going to have a "dead
beat" directory. It is being compiled
and will be given to the. printers in a
If the book is accurate there are
15,000 "dead beats" in St. Louis, or
15,000 persons at least who do not feel
called upon to pay their doctor bills.
The book . will contain that number
of names of persons in this city who
have failed to pay their bills to
The names have been obtained from
the records of a collecting agency
which makes a specialty of this class
of business. The 15,000 names given
are the results of experience in col
lecting the bills of 500 physicians.
Physicians armed with Information
which the directory will contain aro
expected to demand cash, in advance
before treating any one whose namo
appears as a "dead beat" In the di
DEATHS OF THE DAY
Mrs. O. Fitzgerald, Newark
By Associated Press.
NEWARK, N. J., Nov. 18.— Mrs.
Osee Fitzgerald, mother of Bishop
Fitzgerald of tho Methodist Episcopal
church, died here yesterday, aged 93
years. She had for more than fifty
years conducted revival and other re
ligious services on the famous Metho
dist camp meeting grounds in Mount
Tabor during the summer. In other
seasons Bhe had for the same time
been conducting holiness meetings in
her home every Friday.
Mrs. O. R. Buokman, Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Nov. IS.— Mrs. Ora
Runyon Buckman, widow of tho lato
Homer O. Buckman, died at her resi
dence in this city at 7 o'clock this
evening. She leaves an estate valued
at about $300,000, consisting: principal
ly of fruit producing lands in the Sac
ramento valley, below this city.
ANGELENOS IN THE EAST
Residents of This City and Vicinity
Registered at New York
Special to The Herald.
NHW YORK. Nov. 18.— The following
Southern Callfornlans were registered
at the leading hotels here during the
From Loo Angeles— lS. Hoffman, O.
O, Mann, J. J. Casper, J. J. i,ow, F.
P. Palmer, J*. Booth, H. P. Ityland. J.
H. Adams, W. O. Franklin, L, n. No
ble, M. A. Hoffman. H. M. Wlsler, H. J.
Lawton, C. C. Bowen, H. T. Marsteller,
J. L. Merrill and A. W. Itapalye.
From Pasadena— O. 11. Curtis.
Convicted of Soliciting Bribe
By Associated Press.
MILWAUKEE). Wls., Nov. 18.—For
mer Alil.iriuan Robert U Rudolph was
today found guilty by a jury of solicit
ing a bribe while a member of lh«
common council In 1900. Bentenre was
Child Killed by a Pin
Special to The Herald.
STUHOES, Ky.. Nov. IS.-Lottie, the
13-year-old child of Thomas .Lucas,
swallowed a pin this morning while
drendng for school and died In con
vulsions within half an hour.
THOUSANDS OF FAIR WOMEN ,
HERALD PRAISES OF PE-RU-NA.
U. r'rj.o. W. \). BRY/IMTOM j^F*-j v " w ' «iii-^*r~~ :^)f^ .. MRS. J. fl. B/WEf? JvJJ
Considers Pe-ru-na the Best Medicine
In the World
Mrs. W. J. Bryanton, 210 Sherman
street, Dennison, Ohio, writes:
■ "I followed the directions you kindly
gave me and now I find myself entirely
cured. I think your Peruna is the
best medicine In the world."
Heartfelt. Thanks For Relief Found
Miss Jessie S. Dword, 37 South street,
Passalc, N. J., writes:
"I took Peruna as you directed. I
had a dry cough, and after using two
bottles of Peruna I found relief. You
have my heartfelt thanks."
A cough Is caused by a catarrhal
condition of the throat and bronchial
tubes. Remove the catarrh and the
cough disappears. Peruna is the rem-
edy for all catarrhal conditions.
MURDERED MAN'S MONEY
The Law Has Already Cost the Rice
Estate Nearly a
Special to The Herald.
NEW YORK, Nov. 18.— It Is Intimated
that the William M. Rice Institute for
the Advancement of Literature, Science
and Art, of Houston, Tex., organized to
take under his will the residuary es
tate of William M. Rice, will receive
from Rice's property in this state
$2,177,361.92. Mr. Rice, for whose death
on September 23, 1900, Albert T. Patrick
has been awaiting execution for more
than a year, had large interests in this
state and Texas.
His property in New York consisted
of personality entirely, amounting to
$3,300,577 gross and $2,520,080 net. In
addition to this he owned real estate
in Texas and elsewhere of the esti
mated value of $1,065,756.
He owned 1527 head of cattle in
Texas, where he had an extensive
ranch valued at $23,105, and four mules
placed at a valuation of $200. He held
431 mortgage bonds of the Atchlson,
Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad company,
worth $433,697; 230 adjustment bonds of
the same company valued at $195,787,
and 4164 shares of preferred stock of
that company worth $281,870.
He had on deposit with the Fifth
Avenue Trust company $135,000, cash
in the Houston bank aggregating $50,
413, 119 bonds of the Houston & Texas
Central railroad, worth $131,792; 1350
shares of the Western Union Tele
graph company, worth $105,637; 2480 of
the Galveston Wharf company, $204,600,
and held notes of tho Merchants and
Planters' OH company for $257,303
Since the death of Mr. Rice his estate
has been In litigation both here and
In Texas, a dispute over the probate
of one will having been brought Into
court on the charge that the signature
to It was a forgery, and the court bo
holding. A controversy also arose on
a claim against the estate for $2,000,000
by the executors of the estate of his
wife, Elizabeth B. Rice. This was set
tled by the payment of $200,000.
Nearly a million dollars has been
paid In lawyers' fees and expenses in
cidental to the administration of the
estate and also to be incurred. The
administration expenses incurred and
to be Incurred foot up an aggregate of
$803,000. One claim of a Texas law
firm for services rendered to Mr. Rice
for several years prior to his death
amounted to $100,000.
HAS SLEPT FIVE DAYS
Physician Greatly Puzzled Over the
Case of a Protracted
Special to The Herald.
KANSAS CITY. Nov. 18.— Mrs. Mary
Alexander, who wan brought from h^r
homo In Leavenworth, Has., to Bethany
hospital in Kansas City, Km., has been
in a deep sleep and late last night
showed no signs of awakening.
After the hoßpltal doctors had dtag
nosed her case last Monday they told
her that she was Buffering from a sort
of melancholia or hysteria, end Unit
she xhould be removed to a sanitarium.
It was not long ufter that she fell into
the deep slumber which is ouualng phy
sicians and nurses to wonder.
The sleeping woman U fed by means
of a tube. Eggs, milk and other foods
in liquid form have been given her. The
doctors believed they could wake her by
letting her go without food, and after
the first three days of the "Bleep" she
was awakened by hunger. She ate a
hearty meal upon awakening and after
playing awnke a half day, cloMed her
even and has slept ever since.
Dr. Sterrltt, who has been attending
her, said last night: "It Is a very re
markable case. It is a very peculiar
rase of hysterical coma, In my opinion.
It Is hardly ■ like ■ a disease. In the
Philippines there l« v. disease called the
sleeping sickness, where the one afflict*
Permanent Benefit. Followed Use of
Miss May Cray, 147 11th street,
Brooklyn, N. V., writes:
"For more than five years I suffered
from rheumatic pains in my Joints, and
in damp or stormy weather I was
obliged to stay indoors.
"Medicine seemed to be of no use un-
til I started using Peruna.
"I took twelve bottles In all, al-
though It Is six months ago since 1
"I have had no return of my old com-
plaint, In spite of the fact that I have
been out in all sorts of weather dur-
ing, the severe winter." ,
No better remedy was ever devised
by the medical profession for the miti-
gation of alt climatic ailments than
Ed falls into a deep sleep. That Is on
the order of malaria, but this is differ
ent. This woman is not generally
healthy. There Is a general depression.
Her jaws are set and when we want to
give her food it is necessary to stop ihe
breathing through the nostrils to make
her open her mouth. She seemed to be
suffering from a sort of melancholia
when she was brought here and I think
that probably when we suggested that
she would have to be . taken from the
hospital it affected her."
When asked how long she would re
main asleep, the doctor said that there
was nothing definite about it, although
she could probably be awakened any
time by starving.
NO BIRD FLIES LIKE THIS
Vessel to Cross Pacific From San
Francisco to Yokohama in
Special to The Herald.
DULUTH, Minn., Nov. 15.— John B.
Cayo, for years a well-known resident
of Duluth and Superior, and who is
temporarily in Everett, Wash., is about
to build a boat for which he claims
remarkable powers. He wishes to
build the boat at the head of the lakes,
and says that a comparatively small
vessel will demonstrate the theory and
ideas that he wishes to prove. In a
letter to a Duluth man, he says:
"As there are many people who
would take advantage of me if they got
into my theories, I cannot freely dis
cuss them until I have obtained pat
ents to protect me. These I shall get
in due time. I have brought forward
ideas of value In ship construction be
fore, especially the whaleback model.
I am the originator of the ship, and
not McDonald, or McDougall, or what
ever his name is. He has taken ad
vantage of my rights in the patents.
I said nothing in that Instance, but do
not intend to let my new proposition
get entirely out of my hands.
"With a boat built according to my
ideas it will be possible to leave San
Francisco and arrive in Yokohama,
Japan, In from thirty-six to forty
hours. The distance is 5223 statute
miles over the course usually followed
by ships, and if the Journey were to
be accomplished In forty hours, the
outside limit, It would mean an aver
age Jtpeed of better than 130 miles an
People who have heard of Mr. Cayo's
claims are slow to condemn them, .but
he will have to show them before they
WITHDRAWAL FROM CHI LI
Removal Will Begin in March and
Will Be Continued Grad.
By Associated Press.
IjONDON, Nov. 12.— 1t is said at the
foreign office here that the withdrawal
of the foreign troops from the prov
ince of Chi 1,1. China, to which it has
been announced from Berlin all the
powers have agreed, Is expected to
begin in March, 1906, and continue
Many details aio awaiting arrange
ment, but all the powers are thorough
ly In accord in regard to the proposal,
which was made by Emperor William.
In some parts of the Tyrol a beauti
ful though curious custom prevails.
When a girl Is going to be married and
Just before she leaves for the church
her mother gives her a handkerchief,
which is called a tearkerchlef. It Is
made of newly spun and unused linen,
and with It (he girl dries the natural
tears she sheds on leaving home, The
tearkerchief U never used after the
marriage day, but is folded up and
placed In the linen closet, where it re
mains till Its owner's death, when It Is
taken from Its place und spread over
her face— Answers.
Pe-ru-na Used For Throat* Trouble,
Keeps the Remedy at Hand
Mrs. J. A. Baker, 380 Locust avenue,
Amsterdam, N. V., writes: S9^H
"I feel it my duty to write and tell
you what Peruna has done for me, so
that all those who are troubled as t
was may find the same speedy cure.
"Four years ago I lost my voice, so
that I was unable to speak above a
whisper for seven weeks. Our family
doctor could do nothing for me.
"After seven weeks' Buffering I read
some circulars In regard to Peruna.
"I bought a bottle at once and took
It In teaspoonful doses every hour, and
In two days I could talk. I will never
be without it." ■'.',.'• ''" .
For free medical advice, write to Dr.
S. B. Hartman, president of the Hart-
man Sanitarium, Columbus, Ohio. -,
FINDS $20,000 IN THE STREET
Chicago Citizen Picks' Up a Purse
Dropped by Mrs. Marshall
Special to The Herald. '' ] .
CHICAGO, Nov. 14.— Mrs. Marshall
Field lost a purse containing J20.000
day before yesterday. It was returned
to her husband within an hour. The
Incident throws some Interesting light
on the trosseau and pre-nuptlal travel-
Ing expenses with which Mrs. • Field
was equipped when she left Chicago
as Mrs. Delia S. Caton. .'.v;- 'v
Louis Sachs, jeweler and head of the
Luclos company, at 213 State street,
was the agent by which the missing
property was restored to its owner.
He was enjoying a spin down Michi
gan avenue in his automobile Wednes
day afternoon when the treasure trove
was discovered. Near Sixteenth street
he noticed a purse lying in the middle
of the roadway, and, quickly ordering
the chauffeur to stop, left the mchine
to retrieve it.
When he opened the purse to dis
cover the identity of the owner he gave
an ejaculation of surprise. It con
tained, among other articles, some .of
Marshall Field's cards and a letter of
credit for £4000, made • out to ; Mrs.
Delia S. Caton. Placing the leather
receptacle' of wealth in his" safest
pocket, he continued his journey to the
After Mr. Sachs reached the business
section he immediately set to work
to ascertain Mr. Field's whereabouts
over the telephone. Learning that ho
was in hin office at the wholesale store.
Fifth avenue and Quincy street,. Mr.
Sachs jumped into his auto again and
was whirled over to that square block
of massive stone. He sent in his card
to Mr. Field and Eoon was given au
dience. ' . ■•■ ••■ ■
"I wish to return this purse to you,"
he remarked. "I happened to find It
on Michigan avenue a short time ago."
"It looks like Mrs. Field's," said the
merchant. "Why, here's her letter of
credit. Thank you, very much."
But there has arisen in the minds of
those who knew of the incident the
question: "What Would have happened
had the purse been .found' by one of
the gentry who live on their wits and
other people's money?" Experts In
such matters declared last night that
It would have been a . comparatively
easy matter for a crook with a woman
accomplice to realize on the letter at
any of the leading European banks.
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT
Western Union Clerk Refused *o For.
ward It and It Out of sift ~ ;.v
Hppolnl to The Horn!, |.
RICHMOND, Va., Nov .W.-John
Biggs, night clerk for the Western
Union Telegraph company at Nprfolk.
haß been dismissed because he refused
to accept an unpaid message from
President Roosevelt to his wife at
The message was received by wlrelesa
at the Norfolk navyyard from -the
cruiser West Virglna while the presi
dent was at rea after his southern tour.
It was transmitted from the naval
station to the Western Union office by
telephone, but the clerk refused to fto
cent It, saying that It waß against the
rules of the company to accept unpaid
messages. The officers of the company
decided that he should have used more
discretion. • , *
Solano County Needs Rain
By Associated Press..
VALLHJO. Nov. il There is grem
need of rain in thli station of the si Me.
An electric power company has cuto ff
rart of Its service for lack of water,
Thl» pUco hut enough water for ny«
weeks more, but the Benlcla reservoir
la reported to be very low. The raneh
er«i at . Bolano and Napa counties will
nutter severely if there are no shower*