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FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 78.
THE ARGUS. FRIDAY. JANUARY, 17, 1908., TEN- PAGES: -
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TELLS SAME French win again
A YEAR AGO
Bink Clearings for Wetk
Still Reflect Recent
GIGGING ALL NIGHT
IS STILL OUT
Men to Whose Hands
Banker's Fate Rests
- Do Not Agree.
Ten-Hour Engagement Fought
Italian Laborers Kept at Work
House Republicans Fight At-
with Arabians Near Settat,
by Moontiflf , Preparing
tempts to Change Penal Code
' and Progress is Slow.
Graves at boyertown.
IF A FACTORY
s ' '
Mrs. William Thaw Tes-
titles in Defense of
EVELYN CALLED UPON
Wife of Prisoner Sworn, btr
Later Gives Way to Other
New York, Jan. 17. Miss Alice
Fletcher who said she had been a fre
quent visitor at the Thaw household
In Pittsburg and had known Harry
K. Thaw for 26 years, was the first
witness in the Thaw trial today. She
declared Thaw was an unusual child.
nervous and moody, with wild and
staring; eyes. He seldom talked co
herently and was unable to carry on
a sustained conversation. His acts
impressed her as irrational.
Never Coder Kent mint.
On cross examination Miss Fletcher
taid although a frequent guest at
Thaws, she had never known Harry
to bs placed under any restraint in
Nunr Telia of Childhood.
Catherine O'N'eill, an elderly woman,
who was a nurse in the Thaw family
for six years and took charge of Har
ry when he w,as between 3 and 4 years
of age, testified as to the childhood of
the defendant. She described him as
very nervous and moody . He would
have nervous outbreaks which would
end in a complete collapse. Thaw1, she
said, suffered from St. Vitus dance fol
lowing scarlet fever.
Culls TL'pon Evelyn.
Littleton here caused a ripple of ex
citement by calling Evelyn Nesbit
Thaw to the stand. She was clad in
her IiIiib srhool eii-1 dress, anneared
prompti"and walked briskly fijepead from Mu'.ai Hafid accepting the
witness chair, where Clerk Penny ad
ministered the usual oath.
While she was sitting with Anxious
face ready fof her examination. Little
ton changed his tactics and asked her
to withdraw for the time being, to
make way for Policeman Thomas F.
Lynch, doorman at the tenderloin po
lice station at the time Thaw was con
fined there. Lynch repeated the testi
mony he gave at the first trial. Thaw's
action at the station impressed the
witness as irrational. Dorman Barrett,
who was on duty at the station when
Thaw was first brought there, also tes
tified Thaw acted like an irrational
Interview" Her Son.
Mrs. William Thaw saw her son for
the first time in weeks during the noon
recess. The meeting was affectionate.
Evelyn Thaw came in during the inter
view. It is said she was cordially
greeted by the elderly woman.
Mother Called to Stand.
When Jerome had finished with the
policeman. Mrs. William Thaw was
called tfl the stand. Her testimony
clflfeely followed that of the last trial,
"beginning with the return of her son
to his Pittsburg home in November,
1903, after Evelyn Nesbit had told him
her story in Paris that summer.
"Usually Harry came home buoyant
and joyously," she declared, "but this
time there was not a smile
Would Not Tell Trouble.
Mrs. Thaw said she asked her son
what was the matter.
"I can't tell you, mother," he replied.
"I never can tell
His mother then repeated what she
related on the stand last year as to
her son crying and moaning during
the night; of-his frequent playing at
the piano when the music would begin
loud and then die away until finally it
would stop. Thaw sitting a Ion
at the instrument with his head cast
Finally Break Silence,
Mrs. Thaw said she frequently asked
her son what was worrying him and
finally he declared that ' a beautiful
young girl he was interested in had had
a terrible experience in New York.
His mother told him he should not
worry about such matters; that the
girl had a mother-who should care for
her Thaw replied the girl's mother,
had not looked after her and that wa3
why it all had happened.
The examination of Mrs. Thaw was
temporarily suspended. She had to be
assisted from the witness chair. Mrs.
JSvelyn'' Thaw was then called.-Jerome
hiJi t iH...iiv vprv neHon
objected to practically every question
Littleton asked the witness as to her
early history and. was sustained in
many of them.
Awaiting ' Wltnemiea.
New York, Jan. 17. Nonarrival of
Important witnesses who are hurrying
to New York bv steamer and- train
caused abandonment of the afternoon
losses are considerabli
Newly proclaimed Sultan Rallies
Hordes From the Interior to
His Aid. y
Tangier, Jan. 17. News has been
eceived of a terrible 10 hours' engage
ment in a ravine near Settat Wednes
day between a French column under
he command of General d'Amade and
i column commanded by Mulai Rachid,
3ne of the chiefs of Mulai Hafid'J
The French gained a victory in the
face of heavy odds, succeeding in dis
persing the enemy and occupying Set-
.at. Twenty French soldiers and three
officers- were wounded, but many of
ihe Arabs were killed. The latter not
nly offered a dogged and fearless de
fense, but returned repeatedly to the
battle after they had been routed and
attacked the French from three sides.
Moor, Itcln forced, Still I. one.
In the later v hours of the fighting
Mulai Rachid's column was reinforced
by the poweiful Chaouia tribe, which
figured in the massacres at Casa Blan
ca and which had arrived from the
mountains at the moment when Mulai
Rachid was about to retreat.
Under the combined charge of the
increased Moor force the French not
only held their ground, but steadily
threw back the enemy, driving them
eventually to the hills. The engage
ment followed immediately upon a 25
hours' march of General d'Amade's
After destroying the camp of the
enemy at bcttat, General d Amaue
pushed forward and occupied Kasbah
.Mulai Hand Hero of Fes.
Advices from Fez state that on Jan.
three days after Mulai Hafid had
been proclaimed sultan, there was an
enormous gathering at the Grand
Mosque, comprising the members of
seven tribes, who had poured into tin;
city from all directions. They swore
allegiance to Mulai Hafid and degra
dation tor AJbd-el-Aziz. A letter was
office of sultan, and it was greeted
with cheers from the multitude.
Kitani delivered a speech, de-
Mulal Hafid would drive out!
the Christians and purify Morocco ;
from odious reforms. He denounced
Abd-el-Aziz. whom he accused of hav
ing cravenly sought an alliance with
Europe "Europe", which was proving
an inferno for Morocco."
Later cannons were dragged to the
ramparts to protect the city and pre
vent all communication.
session of the Thaw trial yesterday
and cut the morning sitting down to
less than two hours.
Evelyn Thaw is rapidly becoming a
thorn in the flesh of Littleton. She
insists that she be called ahead of
other witnesses so that she can re
main in the room, but Littleton posi
tively refuses. The present plan is to
put her on as the last witness.
MORGAN & CO. BUY
Report Thomas ,F. Ryan Has -Sold
Stock Aids in Upward Move
ment of Prices.
New York. Jan. 17. An influence
aiding in the upward movement in the
stock market today was an unconfirm
ed report that J. p. Morgan & Co. have
obtained control of the Equitable Life
Assurance society by the purchase of
a majority of the stock from Thomas
REPLY IN BOND CASE FILED
Decision on Panama Loan Contention
is Expected Monday.
Washington, Jan. 17. The reply of
I the counsel for the government in the
suit of George W. Austin, to restrain
the secretary of the treasury from is
suing Panama canal bonds, was filed
today in the supreme court of the Dis
trict pf Columbia. On Monday the
court will hand down its decision in
I the case.
SUFFRAGISTS USE CHAINS TO RESIST,.
ARREST AT LONDON DEMONSTRATION
London, Jan. 17. The arrival of the
ministers at Downing street today to
attend the first meptinsr of the cabinet
ton. the assembling of parliament
was made the occasion of a public
demonstration -by woman suffragists.
The, police anticipated ' trouble and a
large force was present, but the wom
en succeeded in making their way in
side the residence of Premier Camp-
I bell-Bannerman. Five arrests were
made before order -was restored. Some
WITH TWO EXCEPTIONS
Business Gradually Picking Uj
in Response to Eased
New York, Jan. 17. Dun's Review
tomorrow will say: "Bank exchanges
this week at all the leading cities of
the United States are $2,480,207,000, a
loss of 21.8 per cent as compared with
a year ago. These reports still show
a smaller volume of payments through
the banks-at nearly all the large cen
ters of trade, compared with the pre
ceding year, though Minneapolis and
Kansas City are again exceptions this
RunineMa Gradually Grown.
Dispatches to Dun's lieview indicate
a gradual improvement in busines in
response to the better financial sltua
tion and increased confidence.
A HIGH OFFICIAL
Lieutenant Governor of British Colum
bia Accused of Shaping Laws
to Private Ends.
Victoria. B. C. Jan. 17. Following
the opening o. the legislature with
the usual ceremonies yesterday by the
lieutenant governor. Uunsmuir. a so
cialist member from Nanimo endeavor
ed to introduce' a resolution calling for
the impeachment of the lieutenant gov
Pernor for having disallowed anti-Japa
nese legislation last session. The res
olution stated it was shown at ihs re
cent inquiry the lieutenant governor
in his private capacity nad contracted
with a company at Vancouver to pro-
cure 500 Japanese for work in his
mines, while publicly he disallowed a
measure tending to prevent the immi
gration of such Japanese laborers.
WIFE OF BOSTON
Mrs. Herbert M. Sears Leaps from 13th
Story of New York Hotel
New York, Jan. 17. Mrs. Herbert-M.
Sears, wife of a prominent' broker of
Boston and a guest at the Hotel Stre
gis, committed suicide today by jump
ing from the 13th story window. Mrs.
Sears had been a frequent visitor at
the Stregls for several years. She al
ways came to the hotel accompanied
only by a maid, and frequently remain
ed there several days. Her actions are
described, by the hotel people as er
ratic. Boston friends say Mrs. Sears
was suffering from melancholia.
ARCHDUKE FERDINAND DEAD
His Claim to Distinction Based on Be
ing Father of Princess' Louise.
Salzburg.' Austria, Jan. 17. Arch
duke Ferdinand IV., grand 'duke of
Tuscany, died today. He was father
of the countess.of Mintlgnoso, formerly
Princess Louise, divorced wife of the
present king of Saxony, who was last
year married to Signor Toselli, a mu-J
BOIES RECOVERS FULL HEALTH
Ex-Governor of Iowa Able to Leave El
Paso After Pneumonia Attack.
El Paso, Texas, Jan.' 17.Ex-Gover-nor
Boies of Iowa has completely re
covered from the attack of pneumonia
from which he has been suffering here
for the past two weeks. Accompanied
iby his private secretary he left today
for Los Angeles, where he will spend
of - the demonstraftts had attached to
their belts stoat chains which, when
they saw the police were about to ar:
rfst them, they quickly threw around
the iron railing in front of the build
ing. The police had to break the
chains by force before they could get
the women away. - -
l The suffragists were subsequently
arraigned In police court! They re
fused to give sureties for their good
behavior and were sent to prison-for
three weeks. '.'""
HIRTY TO LIE IN ONE TRENCH
Arrangements Made to Dispose of Uni
dentified Remains Woman
in Man's Clothing.
Boyertown, ' Pa.; Jan. 17. The un
common sight of a gang of Italian la
borers digging graves by the light of
he moon for the burial of the dead in
the Rhoades opera bouse disaster was
witnessed in the cemeteries here last
night. So many funerals are to be
held today, tomorrow ana Sunday that
the Borough authorities found it nec
essary to keep men at work all night.
Place Dead at 17.1.
The coroner today placed the num
ber of dead at 173.' The unidentified
lead will be buried in a trench, CO
feet long, 40 feet wide and' 6 feet
deep. , .
Each of the. 30 unidentified bodies
will be placed in a separate coffin, and
each coffin will be separated from, the
ethers by a brick wall. After all the
bodies have been buried memorial ser
vices will be held.
Woman Clothed an Man.
Boyertown, Pa., Jan. 17. A mystery
has developed as a result of the ex
amination of the bodies of the theater
fire victims still remaining in the tem
porary morgue. In looking over the
corpses Coroner Strasser came across
one he at first had reason to believe
was that of a man, but on opening the
coat, which enveloped the frame he
was surprised to see that the body
was that of a woman. The whole
body was attired in male garments,
even to the underclothes.. An inves
tigation showed that there was no girl
in the play Monday night dressed in
Will Not be Claimed.
The body is one of those still un
identified, and it is hardly likely that
it will be claimed. The features are
burned beyond recognition. Thus far
no one in town has been found who
has any recollection of a person who
would answer to the description of
the body. - ' '
BANK IS LOOTED
Vice President-of Yucatan In
stitution Flees'with $740,
000 Stolen Funds,
BUT IS QUICKLY ARRESTED
Members of Prominent Firms in Mex
ican City Are Also Held Pending
Mobile, Ala., Jan. 17. Mateo Ponce,
cashier and vice president of the Bank
of Yucatan of Yucatan, has defaulted
In the sum of $740,000. He was cap
tured and arrested, as were members
of his family and others interested in
prominent firms in that city.
The first intimation of the defalca
tion was received here by M. Forch
heimer & Co. of this city in a cable
gram from a reliable person in that
city. - v
Xews Confirmed la Letter.
Yesterday by the steamship Mallnche
from Progresso the firm received a let
ter confirming - their cablegram. A
part of the letter follows:
"Progresso, Mexico, Jan. 17. M.Forch-
heimer & Co., Mobile, Ala, Dear Sirs:
It ie with most profound regret that
we have to advise you of a calamity
that has occurred among us, of a na
ture more serious than we could have
dreamed of. and which is an added
shame in human misery.
"The : Banco Yucavtesco, 'Bank of
Yucatan,' has been robbed in the enor
mous sum of $740,000 by the cashier,
Mateo Ponce. - Ponce and all his fam
ily are held prisoners pending the ju
dicial investigation, also members of
other firms in which Ponce was inter
ested '. "It Is impossible to describe the
panic that has been produced by this
lamentable occurrence, affecting, as it
does, the honor o f several of the most
respectable citizens who, pending the
investigation, are incarcerated, and af
fecting others through their commer
cial interests. Beyond doubt the stocks
of the bank will decline enormously."
t A large force of bank experts are in
vestigating the conditions.
GOUT DRIVES POPE TO BED
Unable to Continue Audiences for the
' Time Being.
. Rome, Jan. 17. Owing to an attack
of eout the Done has been reluctantly
obliged to suspend his audiences. He
was visited yesterday by his private f Fairbanks, 8 ror Hugnes, 6 tor La roi
phy8iclan, who insisted that the pon- lette, 1 for-Foraker, 15 no-commlttal,
tiff go .to bed, and to this the patient and 20 absent. ' ; :'.V.;
consented, . v " . i Colonel Bryan has not such a decid-
Two Hundred Girls at
Work When Flames
TWO LOSE THEIR LIVES
Masonic Temple at Baltimore
Destroyed With Loss of
Quarter of Million.
Scrauton, Pa.,' Jan. 17. Two girls
were killed and seven others seriously
injured in a fire today la the building
occupied by the Imperial Underwear
factory. About two hundred girls were
employed in the building, and there
was a panic when the alarm of fire
was sounded. Florence Watrouse was
caught in the burning building', and
she met a horrible death in the flames.
Marie Buckley with a number of other
girls jumped from the lire escape and
broke her neck. AH were burned on
the face on the escape before jumping,
and they are suffering from broken
limbs and internal injuries.
;lue l'ot the Cause.
The fire is supposed to have been
started by the upsetting of a glue pot
located in the basement of the build
Ing, which was four stories. The
flames spread rapidly, and most of the
girls on the third and fourth floors
fleu to the fire escapes. These got as
far as the second story,' and from there
they jumped to the areaway.
Near Jnmon Stalrwny.
Many girls fled down the one narrow
stairway, of the building in their ter
ror. Some fainted, and there was a
jam on the stairs which threatened
serious consequences, but fortunately
the firemen were able to get them all
out safely. The loss is $75,000.
Manonie Temple Keedn the Florae.
Baltimore, Jan. 17. The Masonic
temple was gutted by fire early today.
All the structure above the . second
flcor is a hollow shell. .The loss ou
the building and contents is a quarter
of a million, fully insured; The build
ing was owned by the grand lodge of
Masons, and the first floor, of the
structure was occupied by several
stores, all of which were damaged by
water. The records and archives of
the grand lodge are believed to be in
tact, as they were kept in a huge vault
in the cellar.
Fire Destroy k elevator.
East St. Louis, 111., Jan. 17. Fire
which started in the Pendleton-Corbett
Grain company's grain store house in
the southern part of East St. Louis de
stroyed the "Montgomery" elevator,
he store house itself and between fif
teen and twenty freight cars in the
Mobile & Ohio yards. The loss is
ENOUGH WITH HALF
STATE HEARD FROM
Taft Campaign Leaders Say They
Are Already Sure of Ohio -V
Columbus, Ohio, Jan.-17. With just
half the counties of the .state heard
from the management of the canvass
for William H. Taft for the republican
presidential nomination claims more
than 500 delegates in the' state con
vention, or far more than enough to
control, have already been chosen in
favor o Taft.
APPEALS TO THE FARMERS
Governor Hughes Asks Aid In Anti
Race Track Gambling Crusade.
Albany. N. Y.. Jan. 17. Governor
Hughes has made an appeal to a large
gathering of farmers who are here to
attend the annuaL meetings of county
and town agricultural societies for sup
port in his effort to abolish race track
gambling in this state.
BRYAN AND TAFT
HOUSE FOR PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES
Washington, Jan. 17. Secretary Taft
is the choice of the republicans In the
house of representatives for president
and William J. Bryan is the choice of
the democrats. A poll has been made
which shows that Secretary Taft,-in
the speaker's stronghold, leads Mr.
Cannon almost three to one- He is the
preference of nearly one-half the. entire
republican- membership, being Belected
by 93 for Cannon, 26 for Knox,- IS- for
WORKING ON ALDRICH BILL
Amount of Emergency Currency In-
creased from $250,000,000 to
$500,000,000. - -
Washington, Jan. 17. A change of
front was exhibited by the majority
in: the .house of represantatives yes
terday in the consideration of the bill
to codify anrf1 revise the penal laws
of the United States. The pacific spirit
displayed by the committee on revision
of" laws vanished and every inch of
ground was fought overv to keep
amendments out of the bill. When
adjournment was taken .only six addi
tional pages had been disposed of and
but one or two verbal amendments
had been inserted. -Alilrlt
h mil Taking Shape.
; After two sessions of the senate
committee on finance yesterday ' the
members of the committee were in pos;
sessioit of a fair idea of what shape
the ' Aldrich financial bill will be in
when reported next week.
It is stated to be practically certain
the limit of extra currency which the
bill now provides for will be raised
from $250,000,000 to $500,000,000. Most
of the members of the committee be
lieve this figure not too high for times
of emergency when a heavy issue of
currency notes is demanded on securi
ty of prescribed sort and under a pre
scribed tax. The tax on emergency
issues will not, it is believed, be placed
higher than -six per cent, which the
bill now provides.
Would Reduce Population.
An amendment by Bailey reducing
the required population of a county or
municipality whose bonds are to figure
in the currency issue from 20,000 to
10,000 is likely to receive the support
of a majority of the committee and "be
adopted. This will permit smaller
towns to participate in the. benefits of
Dolliver probably will offer an
amendment in opposition to the rail-'
road bond feature of the bill, and it
may possibly call for the entire elimP
nation of such securities. There Is
thought to be enough opposition in the
J committee, however, to defeat such an
amendment, for the belief expressed
by its opponents is that the backing by
the government of railroad bonds ac
cepted as security for a certain issue.
will have the effect of insuring sta
bility of currency notes issued on
00ES THIS EXPLAIN THE
OBJECT OF NEW DESIGN?
President Sends $10 and $20 Gold Coins
to King Emanuel of Italy for
"Rome, Jan. 17. Victor Emanuvl to
day received in special audience
American Ambassador Griscom, "who
presented him with some new Ameri
can gold coins of the $10 and $20 var
iety, sent by President Roosevelt to
his majesty for his great collection of
60,000 coins, one of the greatest in the
world. The king said he would tele
graph his thanks direct, to the presi
dent. v ,
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Jan. 17. Following are
In brief, the proceedings of the two
houses of congress yesterday as taken
from tha official records:
SENATE The senate calendar was
bleared of nearly every bill upon it, and
the bill to revise the criminal laws of
the t'nited States was taken up and
discussed until adjournment, which was
taken at 4:30 o clock until Monday.
HOl'SE A complete chanjre of front
was exhibited by the majority in the
house of representatives in . the consid
eration of the bill to-codify and revise
the penal laws of the I'nited States.
The pacino-spirit displayed by the com
mittee on revision of laws, toward the
close of yesterday's session, when it
appeared as though the several amend
ments strengthening certain provisions
of the bill regrardinfr corruption In the
appointment of persons to public of
fices would be adopted, vanished, and
instead every inch of jrround was
fought over to keep amendments out of
the bill. Wlien the adjournment was
taken at 4:06 o'clock only si& addition
al oases had been disposed of and but
one- or two verbal amendments by the
commit.tfie. had. been., inserted.
FAVORITES IN THE
ed lead on the democratic side when
It is remembered that in the democrat
ic national convention a majority does
not nominate, but that a two-thirdd
vote is required. It is possible to- give
the views of 151 of the 167 democratic
members of the house. The first choice
of 98 is for Colonel Bryan. Should the
states vote in the national convention
as the representatives in congress talk
the opposition to Mr. Bryan will have
S18 votes on the first roll call, within
19 of enough to prevent, his nomina -
CONSIDER 20 HOURS
Judge Anderson's Instructions
Were Brief but to the
Chicago, Jan. 17. The jurors In the
Walsh trial had given no indication
they had reached a verdict at noon to
day, 20 hours after the case was left
in their hands.
Inntruetiona Are Drlef.
Judge Anderson's instructions to the
jury were comparatively brief, occupy
ing some 50minutes in the reading. A
personal instruction was as follows:
"If the defendant acted in good faith
and without fraudulent intent with the
belief that he was acting to benefit the
bank, although the transactions were
not judicious, he is not to be held crim
fnally responsible. If he acted, how
ever, in bad faith and with intent to
benefit himself or some person or cor
poration, other thau the bank, his acts
were criminal. v .
Ilefer to Account.
"If fraudulent or fictitious accounts
were made to appear on the books of
the bank to the defendant or to the
Illinois Southern railway, the Southern
Indiana railway, Bedford Quarry com
pany, or the Chicago Chronicle com
pany, you may consider that it was not
a credit at all and that it constitutes '
a wrongful misapplication for which
the defendant is criminally liable."
ALLOWS TROOPS TO
President Notifies Governor Legisla
ture Will Be Given Time to Or
ganize a Force. -
Washington, Jan. 17. President
Roosevelt today informed Governor
Sparks of Nevada by telegram he
would permit the troops"to remain in
Nevada for such a reasonable length
of time as would give the legislature
opportunity to organize a force to per
form the police functions of the state.
Carson City, Nev., Jan. 17. The
Nevada state senate passed a resolu
tion yesterday petitioning the presi
dent to maintain troops in Goldfield
until the legislature can by the pas
sage of a law provide either for a po
lice force or some other method, of
maintaining the peace. The assembly
passed the measure in the afternoon.
ROCK ISLAND ROAD
ONE OF ACCUSED
Charge of 'Discrimination Against
Iowa in Live Stock Rates Is
Des Moines. Iowa. Jan. 17. Inter'
sta'te Commerce Commissioner Judge
Prouty began today the hearing of the
complaint of the Corn Belt Meat Pro
ducers association, charging the Bur
lington, Milwaukee, Great Western,
Northwestern,' Rock Island, Wabash
and Illinois Central, with unjust dis
crimination against Iowa shippers of
hogs, cattle and sheep. '. .
PAYS VISIT TO THE FLEET
American Ambassador See AdmiraJ .
Evans Aboard Ship.
Rio Janeiro, Jan. 17: The Ameri
can ambassador, Irving B. Dudley, vis
ited Rear Admiral Evans on the flag1
ship Connecticut yesterday and vis
ited the flagships of-the other divi
sions as well, after which he went
aboard the Bra2ilian flagship. The
party finally returned to the Connect!
cut. President Penna- will visit the
Connecticut Wednesday a little before
the departure of the fleet.
Rio Janeiro, Jan. 17. The American -
torpedo boat flotilla -passed Cape Frio
45 miles northwest of Rio Janeiro, this
morning. The flotilla left Pernambuco
Jan. 13.. . ' ' .
STAGE FOR SEN M0K DAVIS?
Has an Offer of $3,000 a Month to Ap
pear in Vaudeville.
Washington, Jan. 17. Senator Jeff ,
Davis of Arkansas - has received an
offer of $3,000 a month from a New
i York vaudeville manager to anDear In
lijght vaudeville, but he will not ac-
cept It . .