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NEVADA'S EXECUTIVE WILL
ACCEPTS PLAN SUGGESTED BY
Situation In Goldfleld Is More Hope
ful—Troops Will Be Re.
tamed for Several
'?. By Associated Press. . ¦ , , :•„„
. RENO Nev., Dec. 29.-A special session
of the Nevada legislature. will be called
¦ : tomorrow by Governor John Sparks. The
governor said tonight that he will Issue
ithe proclamation in the morn ng and l that
I the ; date .of convening will .be in aooui
tW O he caK S wni be made at the suggestion
¦of President Roosevelt .has noUfled
f&hrs* rOPrr OP r now^-tird- 1\
G No?in'c d at7on o^Tln^on to assemble
the legislature has been transmitted, Gov
;"; "J r?OL,r>FIELD. P«n- 29.— The announce
m"nt made here today that Governor
Bpark. ha. telegraphed word to Prerident
Roosevelt that he will cal the > J**™™
legislature toother in «P« clal "f^' o*™0 *™
coon as possible has put an entirely new
| aspect upon the labor situation here. ,
Troops to Remain
At least a portion of the federal troops
wUI His thought, remain in Goldfield for
In indefinite time, and all learofanyM
rlous disturbance growing out of the dls
nute has been banished.
It Is not at all certain that the^legis
lature wi'.l act In accordance with he
wishes of Governor Sparks, but the
Tailing of the special «e»!on will l have
the effect of keeping federal troops In
Goldfleld for several weeks and will make
the possibility of serious trouble more
has asked many promi
nent citizens of Nevada for an expression
of opinion regarding the special session,
and has received only favorable repUet.
The Esmeralda county grand jurj has
recommended the appointment of a board
of arbitration to attempt a settlement of
the strike. George Wlngfield, prominent
as a member of the Mine Owners' asso
ciation, Ie a member of the grand jury.
The governor will give at least ten days
notice of the convening of the legislature,
and the call will be issued either tomor
row or Tuesday.
RENO Nev., Dec. 29.— County Commis
sioner Rosenthal of Goldfield, asked for
his resignation by Governor Sparks, has
refused to vacate his office, and Sparks
eald tonight the refusal had been received
at the executive office.
WOMAN STUNNED, THRUST
INTO POOL OF WATER
Mysterious Murder in Hackensack
Meadows Is Being Solved— Vie
tim Believed to Be House
:By Associated Press. , •'.¦,"'.,' ¦'¦'! •
m NEWARK, N. J., Dec. 29.-The woman
"whose nude body was found on the Hack
ensack meadows' in the town of Harrison
last Thursday was stunned by blows on
" the head and then thrust headforemost
.Into a pool of water. : The grewsome story
.? was : told tonight |at the - autopsy, which
! left Ino doubt as ". to the ; details of the
-murderer's work. -. , ' • ';' ¦-;."-'¦'¦' ¦
11 1 The body is believed to be that of Agnes
O'Kcefe, a domestic, ; who had been em
? ployed by several lamilics In Orange. ' -
>¦ The autopsy, was made by Dr. C. H.
Schulte of New York, with the assistance
v of. the coroner and county physician. At
¦ Its conclusion the lungs and Intestines
were removed to a laboratory for micro
: scopic examination. .. '
. The physicians found the woman had
- been struck twice on the back of the
head with , such force 'as to render her
-unconscious, and that while In this state
A and still breathing, she was pitched head
i ¦ foremost into the - pool, where she was
drowned. The water at tho spot was
shallow, and the head struck the bottom
with sufficient force to stir the water so
I that her dying gasps drew into the lungs
¦ bits of ashes | and cinders. , There were
IStwo abrasions at the • base of the brain,
Tfcehlnd the right ; ear. ;,, . , -
JjAfter inflicting these, the physicians
¦ttermined, • the \ murderer split the I wo-
Bm's clothing from the neck down. ,
was skillfully done, for though th»
"^^fcjng 'was. done with i scarcely more
a single stroke of a keen edged in-
JjMpent, the stroke made Its | way
' : '^Bgh every thickness of clothing and
. ¦, 1 time did the point -of the knife
¦I the > body. ;'; ' That ¦ the •. weapon was
i'd to aid the murderer, is believed
HRT* /' due •to i the : hope of the ' assassin
ir^St the case- might be mistaken for one
"of " suicide. ¦" The shoes . and stockings
' were pulled off with ' brutal haste, and
- then, seized by the feet, the woman was
r stood' fairly on her, head in the water
and so held until she was dead. -
FAVORS PLAN TO AID
Senator Allison Agrees with Grover
Cleveland in Tha* Congress Should
Support Those Who Once Oc
. cupled the White House
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.— Senator
William B. Allison of lowa, chairman
of the committee on appropriations,
favors action by congress looking to
the care and support of former presi
dents of the United States.
In : l Interviev tonight he referred
to the recent utteranco of former
President Grover Cleveland on the sub
ject, and agreed with him that some
provision should be made In this mat
ter. The matter deserved recognition
at the hands of congress, he said, and
undoubtedly would receive it.
In the case of Thomas Jefferson, who
died poor, Mr. Allison said the govern
ment would have done well to pay his
At present Mrs. Garfleld Is receiving
an allowance from the government,
and h Bald that to make provision for
former presidents would cause no con
siderable drain on the treasury, an
rarely have there been two of them
alive at the same time ,
Los Angeles Herald.
DEATH BY STARVATION
IN INDIA PROVINCES
Rain Falls for Four Days Instead of
Four Months and Famine
By Associated Press.
HILLSDALE, Mich.. Dec. 29.— Secretary
H. S. Myers of the general conference
of Free Baptsts said today:
"According to advices just received by
me from missions in Bengal and Orlssa,
Irdla, four months of rain Is the usual
allowance in Lucknow, India, in a year,
but during the year 1907 it has rained
only four days. The result Is famine
everywhere. Fields of rice that should
have been full of food are as nothing.
"Thousands of the population are suf
fering ard before relief comes next Au
gust In another crop hundreds of thou
general without the aid of wires from
"The Indian government has under
taken famine relief and many missions
are caring for the orphans and helpless,"
SENT BY WIRELESS
French Inventor Constructs Apparatus
by Which Likenesses Aro
By Associated press.
PARIS, Dec. 29.— Pascal Berjonneau, an
inventor, today exhibited before the post
master seneral and a number of persons
Interested In scientific investigation, a
new telephotography apparatus which
can be adapted to the wireless system or
to the ordinary telegraph wires. He
transmitted the picture of the postmaster
general without the aid of wlreh from
one end of the hall to the other.
The inventor claimo that distance does
not interefere with the effectiveness of
his method. Photographs, he says, can
be sent by it between New York and
Summary of the News
For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy Monday; light west wind.
Maximum temperature yesterday,
62 degrees; minimum, 41 degrees.
Chief Kern appeals for new city jail.
Uaes exceptional good work of pollee
force as argument In yearly report.
Famous Chinese junk, Whang Ho, will
make long voyage to home land.
More than one thousand five hundred
Mexicans expect to take advantage of
railroad's offer and return to native land.
Warrant Issued by district attorney of
San Bernardino charging Charles H. Cur
tin with forgery.
Woman wanted In Minneapolis on
charge of murdering infant thought to
be on way to Los Angeles.
Relatives of Thomas Neal of Mount
Vernon, 111., request local police to watch
out for aged man.
Local globe trotters return from four
months' visit to foreign lands.
Health office guillotine expected to fall
this week and six heads may drop in
Kastlake park watchman set upon and
seriously beaten by gang of ruffians.
A. P. Griffith of Azusa refuses to meet
Dr. R. P. Shepnerd on lecture platform,
and much heralded event Is called off.
Genevleve Cleves receives threatening
letters from persons who object to her
intentions to expose fake spiritualists and
Governor Sparks of Nevada announces
that today he will summon a special ses
sion of the legislature to consider the
situation at Goldfleld.
Street car conductor in San Francisco
is shot by passenger with whom he had
disputed over a transfer.
Grand jury in San Francisco will re
sume the investigation of tho wrecked
California Safe Deposit & Trust Co.
Man wanted for murder committed In
1899 Is captured In Oakland.
Y. M. C. A. leaders are holding session
at Pacific Grove.
Los Angeles bartender shoots at livery
man ir. Marysville.
Captain and crew of coast vessel tight
gallantly to save vessel from being de
stroyed by fire.
Greek consul investigating riot at
Second trial of Harry Thaw for murder
of Stanford White will bo begun in New
York a week from today. Insanity will
be the defense.
Sunday closing law Is being violated in
Kansas City; grand Juries indict actors
who violate the ordinance.
Attorney denies right of Mrs. -Eddy to
spend a million dollars in founding a
Sailor lad's strange story of being mis
treated by American consul at Klo de
Janeiro brings quick denial from. official.
Anti-rent strike in New York is spread
Murder mystery in New York, of which
woman was the victim, is being solved
by the police.
Farmer in Vermont kills his mother-in
law, drives his wife and children from the
house, defies posse, and finally kills him
Seven transatlantic liners arrive In
New York, battered by heavy seas, and
reporting an unusually stormy vqyage.
1 Grave of Thomas Druce opened in Eng
land to discover whether coffin contains
body or roll of lead; suit for big estato
depends, in part, on outcome of investi •
Countess of Warwick announces coming
tour of America.
Lord Curzon, chancellor of Oxford,
agrees to accept nomination to till va
cancy among peers of Ireland.
Famine in India threatens thousand.-:
American 1 attleship fleet sails from .port
iln for Rio de Janeiro.
lCftort being made to legalize marriage
of former princess of Saxony to mus-ie
MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1907.
ARE AGAIN ON
FLEET STARTS ON SECOND
LAF OF JOURNEY
LEAVES PORT OF SPAIN FOR RIO
Newspapers and Residents in Trinidad
Praise Exemplary Conduct
of Admiral Evans'
By Associated Press.
PORT OF SPAIN. Trinidad, Dec. 29.—
The American battleship fleet weighed
anchor at 4 o'clock this afternoon and
steamed for Rio Janeiro. Accompanying
the fleet were the supplr ships Culgoa
Early In the morning the signal went
up from Rear Admiral Evans' flagship
Connecticut to preparo for departure at
8 a. m., but owing to a delay in the coal
ing of the battleship Maine from the col
lier Fortuna It was necessary to change
the time of sailing.
Long before the hour set a myriad of
small craft, chiefly launches and steam
yachts, moved up and down along the
lines of anchored Warships, the merry
parties aboard shouting farewells to tho
Thousands See Departure
Thousands of residents climbed the
surrounding hills to view the; great ships
as they moved outward on their journey
of 3000 miles and more, while^ boatloads of
excursionists went to the small islands
in the gulf and others to th° floating dock
to catch the last glimpse of the ships that
were so royally welcomed to this port
almost a week ago.
The fleet presented a magnificent ap*
pearance as it steamed out in four col
umns with the supply ships trailing, a
distance of 400 yards separating one divi
sion from another. With the Connecticut
in the lead, the battleships headed for the
Booas and steamed majestically through
the Grand Booa and thence along the
northern coast of Trinidad. An average
of from ten to eleven knots an hour will
carry the fleet t'> the end of the second
lap of the 14,000-mile journey In about
twelve days, and it was announced by
Admiral Evans before his departure that
he expects, to reach Rio Janeiro on Fri
day evening, January 10.
During the week of their visit here the
American officers and men received every
courtesy at the hands of the residents.
Sir Henry Moore Jackson, the governor
of Trinidad; Col. Swain and other high
officials gave dinners and garden parties
in honor of the comir-^nder of the fleet
and his officers, and there were scores of
excursions and entertainments for the
men, all of whom enjoyed more than the
ordinary amount of Bhore liberty.
Praise for Sailors
The newspapers here and the residents
are unsparing in their praise of the ex
er.iplary behavior of the men, and th«
papers compliment Admiral Evans in the
warmest terms', expressing to him anil
his men the best wishes of the people of
Trinidad and the hope that they will soon
Yesterday an unusual number of steam
ers, with many excursionists aboard, put
out to the fleet, and in spite of the rac
ing and many other attractions ashore
thousands availed themselves of the op
portunity of seeing the finest fleet of
battleships ever anrhored in these waters.
The American consul, William W. Hand
ley, paid his farewell visit to the flag
ship yesterday afternoon, believing the
start for Rio Janeiro would be made at
an early hour. He was accorded the
usual honors and a salute was fired on
125,000 OUI OF
WORK IN NEW YORK
Socialist Delegate to Federated Union
Advocates Clothing and Feeding
of Poor and Employment
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.— Declaring that
over 125,000 persons were out of work,
the central federatea union at a meet
ing today voted to have its executive
committee undertake Immediately a plan
for governmental relief and submit it at
a meeting next Sunday.
Tho socialist delegates declared that the
city's army of unemployed was three or
four times as great as It usually was at
this season. It was stated at the meet
ing that 25,000 skilled mechanics, 50,000
in miscellaneous trades, and 60,000 un
skilled laborers were now out of work.
One socialist delegate declared that all
warehouses should be thrown open and
the poor clothed and fed, and that tho
government should supply work for the
LINERS KIT BY STORM
Vessels Have Rough Passage — All
Bear Scars Made by Battering
Seas — Non; Seriously
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29. — A fleet of
seven transatlantic steamships — tho
Campania, Cedric, St. Louis. Pannonla,
Pretoria, Caronia and Minneapolis
cams creeping into port today bearing
scars of battering seas, which held the
liners back and delayed them a day in
their trip across the Atlantic.
On Christmas day the Btorm was so
heavy that only a dozen of the cabin
passengers of the St. Louis went to the
dining room for dinner. None of the
steamers was seriously damaged,
though at one time the officers of tho
Pretoria used oil to calm the turbulent
The Campania brought $3,000,000 in
specie and the Cedric J1, 200.000.
Oldest Prisoner Dead
RENO, Nev., . Dec. i — James i Mur
phy, 71 • years : old, and the ' oldest pris
oner lin the | Nevada state , penitentiary,
is dead. • Murphy ('serve/ twenty-three
years of a' life sentence for killing his
wife ;: In I a.; drunken*,* rage ;at Virginia
City. - Repeated t attempts to : ; obtain a,
\ pardon for him ' were j unsuccessful. < v ';.'
STORY OF MISTREATMENT BY
American Representative at Rio de
Janeiro Asserts That All Appli.
cants for Relief Are Dealt
By Associate! Presi.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 29.— The story from
Pittsburg concerning Howard Ray, aged
14 years, who said his home was in San
Francisco and that he was shanghaied
at Norfolk, Va., by a British vessel and
carried to Rio de Janeiro, where his ap
peal for aid to the United States consul
at that place was not heeded, was shown
to George E. Anderson, consul general at
Rio de Janeiro, who passed through St.
Louis tonight from his home in Spring
field, 111., to Nashville. Term., prepara
tory to returning to his post after his
biennial leave of absence.
Concerning the story of Ray the consul
general said that while there were on an
average of about 400 applications for re
lief a year at the Rio consulate he was
positive that no such case as that offered
in the story of Ray was presented pre
vious to his departure from Brazil on his
vacation, October 13.
"It Is possible that such a case has
come up since that time," he said, "but
in such an event I am sure that it has
been properly, not to say generously,
taken care of. It is the policy of the of
fice, In which I Am seconded by the vice
consul general and the deputy consul'
general, now In charge, t»at every de
serving case should be taken care of,
even at personal expense to ourselves.
Censures Boy -'
"I have no doubt that Ray, if Ire ap
plied for relief and deserved it, has been
maintained at the personal bounty of
the men he complains of. So far as his
charges of 'shanghaiing' are concerned
It should be explained that a consular
officer could have no possible motive for
refusing to Investigate such a case, but
in the case of a British vessel the Ameri
can officers, of which Ray complained,
can only be construed as Indicating that
a fair Investigation was made. The un
supported statement of Ray would not
avail against that of the officers of the
ship, of course, in any investigation In
Rio nny more than in a court of law."
Consul General Anderson called atten
tion to the faot that all such cases as
that of Ray cannot be relieved at govern
ment expense unless the unfortunate
comes from nn American vessel or is by
"habit and calling an American seaman."
In which category Ray would not come,
even had he been able to prove his
American citizenship, which was essential
in a case like that he relates.
The consul general said: "It should be
noted that Ray, according to his state
ment, was off a British vessel, and such
being the case, under our law .ie ws a
British subject and entitled only to Brit
ish relief. Then there are no known
American vessels running between Rio de
Janeirb and the United States, and the
only way to send needy men home to the
Xlnited States is by paying their way,
which In Ray's case could not be done
except as a matter of private bounty.
"Upon his own statement of facts Ray
could have received no relief of a pub
lic nature from the American consular of
ficer and It was the duty of the British
consular officer to send the boy home,
which he did probably at the solicitation
of the American office, to whom Ray
gives no credit for his services.
"The American consulates all over the
world are at great personal expense,
often amounting to a material portion
of their salaries, for the relief of fhdlgent
Americans who cannot be relieved at
public expense under the law. but as a
matter of fact Where hundreds apply it
Is impossible that all should be taken
care of In such manner."
At It Again
IN A FIGHT OVER
A TRANSFER SLIP
Passenger in San Francisco Becomes
Involved 1 ' in Quarrerl with Em.
ploye of Railroad and
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 29.-Arthur
Sassman, a conductor of ihe United Rail
ways company, was shot and killed today
at the Intersection of Twelfth and Fol
som streets by Bonaventura Arcicrl, a
Previously Arclcri had tendered a trans
fer which Sassman had refused to honor.
Arclcri then paid a cash fare and began
to argue the matter. Sassman slapped
Arcicrl In the face and the latter drew
a revolver and shot Sassman. A riot
LORD CURZON AGREES
TO ACCEPT NOMINATION
Chancellor of Oxford University May
Fill Vacancy Among Repre
sentative Peers of
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Dec. 29.— Lord Curzon of
Kedleston, chancellor of Oxford universi
ty, has agreed to allow himself to be nom
inated for the vacancy among the repre
sentative peers of Ireland, caused by the
death of Lord Kilmaine.
In accepting the nomination, which was
offered to him by a number of members
of the Irish peerage, Lord Curzon Eald
that when the peerage was conferred
upon him it was with a view to hia re
turning to the houte of commons, but the
strain of work In India has proved too
much for his strength, and the opinion of
his medical advisers has driven him re
luctantly to the conclusion that he cannot
re-enter that house.
Unfortunately, he said, he was debarred
from entering the house of lords by the
ordinary channels through the refusal of
the premier to allow him to take his
place with the other ex-viceroys of India
on the benches of the upper house, so
that he would be pleased to take this op
protunlty to re-enter public life by the
only means open to him, namely, as a
representative Irish peer.
The writs of election have already been
Issued and the votes must be returned by
January 20. All the Unionist papers wel
come the return of Lord Curzon to active
political life, but it Is feared that his
health will prevent him from taking the
leadership of the party In place of Joseph
Chamberlain,, or possibly the premiership,
for which he was slated by many mem
bers who were dissatisfied with Balfour's
attitude with regard to tariff reform.
Lord Curzon's reference to Sir Henry
Campbell-Bannerman's refusal to allow
him to enter the house of lords through
the ordinary channels leads to the pre
sumption that upon his retirement from
the office of viceroy of India he Intimated
to the premier that as an ex-viceroy he
should be made an English peer.
KILLS HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW;
DEFIES POSSE; SLAYS SELF
Farmer in Vermont Murders One
Member of Family and Drives Re.
mainder from Home Before
Ending Own Life
1y Associated Press.
BARTON, Vt.. Dec. 29.— After shooting
and killing his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lydla
M. Dunkee, aged 70, driving his wife and
phlldren from home and holding at bay a
sheriff's posse, which surrounded his
house all Saturday night, Edward Butter
field, a Sutton farmer, was found dead In
bed today, having shot himself with a
Butterneld Is supposed to have been
crazed by liquor. He waa 60 years old.
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—From the Washington Star.
OF MRS. EDDY
TO USE FUND
TRUSTEES ARF FORBIDDEN TO
Appropriation of Million Dollars for
Benefit of Poor Causes Dispute
in Ranks of Christian
:y Associated Press.
BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 29.— Disputing
the power of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy,
head of the Christian Science church, to
make disposition of so large a part of
her fortune, formal notices have been
served upon Trustees McClellan, Furnald
and Baker, having in charge Mrs. Ed
dy's estate,' ordering them not to make
an appropriation of $1,000,000 to found a
charitable institution recently an
nounced, or any other appropriati*n
from Mrs. Eddy's estate, pending the
outcome of litigation.
According to former United States
Senator William E. Chandler, this action
is to be followed by a new lawsuit in
volving the science head and her trus
tees, brought by the "next friends," Mrs.
Eddy's son, George W. Glover, his
daughter, Mary Baker Glover, and an
adopted son, Edward J. Foster of Wa
The contention of Mr. Chandler is that
the proposed appropriation of $1,000,000 is
in direct violation of Mrs. Eddy's deed
of trust of March 6. 1907, by which she
turned over all her propreyt to the three
trustees for life, reserving only the
right to use the income and certain real
ty, and which act marked the partial
terminatior. of litigation against her and
the trustees by the "next friends" a few
The new action. It is declared, will be
entirely independent of another suit now
pending against F. S. Streeter, Mrs. Ed
dy's attorney in Concord, demanding in
formation concernig the deed of trust
for $125,000 s%t aside by Mrs. Eddy for
the benefit of her son, George W. Glover,
and his daughter.
CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS REMAIN
CALMLY SEATED AS FIRE RAGES
SAN JOSE, Dec. 29.— The unusual spec
tacle of a congregation proceeding calmly
with its services although smoke pouring
into the auditorium through the lloor
gave unmistakable evidence that the
church waa afire was witnessed at the
ChriEtian Science church this morning.
Not until the firemen requested that the
congregation be dismissed did the latter
leave their seats, although the room was
filled with acrid smoke. The firemen cut
through the floor and extinguished the
fire, which started from the gas furnace,
after which services were resumed.
ANTI-RENT STRIKE IN
NEW YORK SPREADING
Poverty on East Side Attributed in
Great Measure to High Charges
Made by Land.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.— The agitation
for lower rents among the thousands on
the east side continues unabated, and all
day today the headquarters of the anti
high rent bureau was thronged with ten
ants who declared they would join in the
Committees were appointed and spent
the day organizing the families in the
tenement houses. Numerous meetings
were held In the district to protest against
the high rents, which the tenantry de
clare to be In a great measure responsi
ble for the poverty ono the east side.
The heads of twenty-seven families In
one large tenement met on the roof to
day and agreed to strike for a dollar re
OPEN GRA YE
TO FIND BODY
OF T. C. DRUCE
WORK OF EXHUMING COFFIN
ALL ATTENDANTS SWORN TO
Question as to Whether Casket Con.
tamed Corpse or Roll of Lead
Will Be Deter,
By Associated Press.
LONDON, Doc. 29.— The work of open
ing the grave of Thomas Charles Druce
In Hlghgate cemetery to determine pri
marily whether the coffin contains the
body of a man, or as has been asserted,
a roll of aheet lead weighing some 200
pounds, was begun today. Incidentally,
the clearing up of this mystery will help
materially the progress of the famous
The three-ton monument, which marks
tho resting place of the Druce family,
was removed by a score of workmen,
who were protected from public obser
vation by a shed which had been erected
around the burial plot^ Within the shed
eleqtrlc lights were installed, so ihat
operations might proceed without in
AH of those In attendance at the open
ing of the grave and coffin have been
sworn to secrecy, so that the result of
the Investigations will not be known un
til the experts develop evidence at the
Herbert Druce, the defendant In the
now famous case, is charged with com
mitting perjury by swearing that his
father, Thomas Charles Druce of the
Baker street bazaar died December 28,
1864, and that he saw the dead body
placed in a coffin and buried in High
gale cemetery. His nephew, George
Hollamby Druce, declares that this must
be untrue, because T. C. Druce was in
fact that fifth duke of Portland, who
lived until 1879. That being so, George
Hollamby Druce claims that he himself,
being the senior descendant in the male
line, is now the rightful heir of the
Portland dukedom, and to certain rich
estates, the income of which Is placed at
$1,500,000 a year, now held by Lord How
ard De Walden.
The opening of the grave, however,
will not be conclusive proof of the claim
of George Hollamby Druce. The fifth
duke of Portland and a man known as
Thomas C. Druce have been declared to
be one and the same person by about a
dozen witnesses, but particularly by
Robert C. Caldwell of New York, who
testified at length and in detail during
the present trial.
Caldwell left London for New York
In the middle of December. Upon his ar
rival he war arrested at the request of
the British authorities on a charge of
perjury, He is now ill at htg home on
Staten Island. Should he be brought to
trial, the evidence obtained from opening
the coffin would do much to convict or
Herbert Druce opposed the opening of
the grave on the ground that he did not
wish to desecrate his father's remains
on the whim of a person who chose to
make a claim to an estate he is not in
terested in and who had put forward
a claim h3 declares he knew to be un
true. He was obliged finally, however,
by the popular demand, to put -side
sentiment and consent to the exhumation
for the purpose, ac his advisers say, of
once and for all time putting an end to
the story for which Caldwell alone
seems responsible, that there was lead
in the coffin.
TREASURES OF ART
IViulti. Millionaire American Buys Two
Famous Monuments and Loans
Them to Metropolitan
By Associated Press.
NEW* YORK, Dec. 29.— One of the fam
ous art treasures of Frarce, the Blron
monuments, has been bought by J. Plcr
pont Morgan, and now reposes in the
Metropolitan Museum of An.
News of the purchase became known
today. It is known the cost of the monu
ments, which consists of two groups,
"The Entombment ' and "Our Lady of
Pity," was large.
Mr. Morgan has not given them to the
museum, but has loaned them for an In
The monuments were erected by Pons
de Gontaut, knight, and follower of
Charles VIII. In the chapel of the chateau
de Blron, at the end of the fifteenth cen
tury. The names of the sculptors are un
known. Eight figures of natural size
compose "The Entombment," which is
the larger' and more important of the two
LONDON, Dec. 29.— The pick of tho
Kann art collection, purchased by Duveen
brothers last August for a sum reputed to
be in the neighborhood of 14,000,000, has
gone to America, one of thu chief pur
chasers being Mrs. Collls P. Huntington.
There are several pictures by Frances
Hals and Roger Vanderweyden and Ver
meer's "Young Girl Asleep," and the only
Velasquez In tho Kann collection, "Bust
of a Young Girl."
America has also secured El Greco's
"Presentment Can inal Nino de Guevera."
and Goyaq's "Bull Fighters."
Russia, France, Germany and Holland
have also secured some of the collection.
Joseph Duveen has sailed for New York
on the Lusiiania. The fames of the
Americans who outbid the Europeans for
these works of art have not been made
public with the exception of that of Mrs.
Trainmen Postpone Strike
By Associated Pros*.
CHICAGO, Dec. 29.— Trainmen and con
ductors on all the railroads running east
of Chicago have decided to defer action
on the demands for a general revision of
wages and working conditions. This was
the decision of the executive commutes
which completed here toaay its canvass
of the votes.
Goodrich on Way to San Diego
By Associated Press. . ¦¦" ¦. .;,-...;,; ,-, .'•:. i ,V>y,.-.;' 3 : ,;..<: v \\\,
i CHICAGO, Dec. 29.— Rear Admiral C.*SVf|
Goodrich, commander !of J the • New York SB
navy j yard, stopped I off ,in '¦ Chicago ( today *.v
on s his way ;to San ; Diego, < Cal., where, > hesi;
will ¦. direct \ the ' unveiling of . a monument
erected by '* sailors : and the Pacific squad-;.;'.,';
ron lin ' memory of j th« i men *. killed \by'an s*
explosion on board the Benniugton In