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NORWICH, CONN., TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1909. PRICE TWO CENTS. VOL. L!. NO. KIDNAPPERS RETURN WHITLA BOY In Compliance with Agreement Between Lad's Father and Agent of Abductors BOY PLACED ABOARD STREET CAR On Outskirts of City of Cleveland and Started io the Hoi lenden Hotel where His Father was Waiting in Ac cordance with Prearranged Plan Young Whitla is in Good Health Woman Agent Conducts Negotiations. Cleveland O., March 22. Little Wil lie Whitla. who has caused the police of the entire country endless worry since he was kidnapped from school in Sharon last Thursday, was returned to his father at the Hollenden hotel here tonigh at .30 o'clock. Kidnapped Boy Partly Disguised. In compliance with an agreement en t red into between the kidnapped boy's father and an agent of the kidnappers here today, the boy was placed on a street car on the outskirts of the city and started to the hotel shortly after eight o'clock. Two boys, G. Ramesey and Edward Mahoncy, recognized the lad on the car, and taking him in charge, conducted him to his father, who was In waiting according to a prearranged plan which he had fol lowed at the dictation of the kidnap pers. The boy wandered about the hotel lobby unannounced for several minutes asking bellboys for his fa ther before the latter knew his son was in the big foyer. The moment Mr. Whitla heard that a strange boy was In the hotel sauntering about in aim lets fashion, he rushed across the lob. by, grasped him in his arms and ' smothered his face with kissea. An attempt had been made to dis guise the lad. lie wore a pair of smoked glasses and a large yarn cap. v hich was pulled down over his ears and the father said it would have been difficult to have recognized the boy in such a garb had he passed him on the street. Willie is in good health. Says He Has Been Well Treated. He says that he has been well treated and ever since his capture has . been constantly Indoors. He believes he was taken from Sharon to Warren and thence to Newcastle, Pa. It is iiis opinion, expressed in a happy, schoolboy way, that he was in.Ashta ula on Saturday night at- the time Jiis father was to leave his $10,000 in Platlron park. Father Refuses to Say Whether Ran som Was Paid. Mr. Whitla refused to state wheth er he had paid the ransom or not. lie paid that he received a letter to lay from the kidnappers at his home in Sharon, saying that if he called at s confectionery store in the east end of Cleveland ho would be told how to secure his boy unharmed and "well-r-d." Father Warned by Hie Experience at Ashtabula. shortly after noon he left Sharon for Cleveland.. He was unaccompanied. His immediate family and the private detectives he had in his employ had teen apprised bv him of the proposed secret meeting, but he insisted that he must make the trip alone, unheralded end that no attempt at the capture of the kidnappers must then be made. Mr. Whitla was certain that if he spoiled the plans of his son's captors tonight he would never see the lad gain. His experience At Ashtabula served as a warning. Is Met by Woman Agent. About 2 o'clock this afternoon he , wnt to a randy store In the east end. "With him he carried f 19.000, expecting that it would be demanded of him there. Be was met by a woman, who detailed to him the terms of the kid nappers. With distracted; eagerness Mr. WhM agreed to them immedi ately. Detectives in his employ say that lie paid the money, but In this point the father declines to commit himself. Half an hour later he return ed to the Holler tier, hotel and awaited developments. Father Walts at Hotel. His entrance to the hotel was sur rounded with secrecy, by a previous arrangement made with hotel manage ment, he did not register. Detective O. B. Perkins, who lias superintended the earcn tor the boy in Mr. "Wbltla's behalf, was in the lobby of the hotel, almly smoking and pretending to be unconcerned. But the hearts of both the boy's parents and the detectives were beating anxiously. The agent of the kidnappers promised that the boy would be started toward the hotel hortly after nightfall. As the hour for the appenranoe of the child return approached' Mr. Whitla became very nervous. He dis regarded the advice of the detective, who had told him to keep out of sight of the newspaper men and the crowds ft curious people who had learned that he was in the city. .Emerging from his room, he walked up ami dow n th hall on the second floor, with Ills hands clasped across his breaat. Then, un able to stand the suspense longer, he went to the lobby and seated himself In a chair. A few newspaper men welkd over to taik to him, but he refused to talk. "In heaven's name, men, do not say anything to me. I am on the verge of nervous prostration." he said. "I expect the boy will be hack to right, but I cannot i;tate positively whether he will ha returned faf and sound. Do not ask me to reveal the al leged settlement. That might ruin all of the plans." For more than an hour Whitla wait ed in the lobby, smoking black clears nd muttering 10 himself Candy Stare Woman Did Her Duty. In the meantime Willie, feeling com-TMH-ath iy safe in the hands of his kld liappe. for he was being treated kind ly ami even now does not miliar the terriblfe danger he was in, was being jirepufed for hU return to his father. The . onian at the candy store had done ler duty. She communicated with the captors of the hoy and told them that (he ft ther had made no atten.pt to trap them. The kidnappers were satisfied. But tfr. Whitla declines to name the wom an In charge of the confectionery store and almost dnrcs the police to find her. So the boy was brought from the hid ing place whero It was no one knows to a cur line in the east end of the cltv which would bains' hiin into town quickly. Tli kidnaners. according to W illie were cheerful enough. The mysterious one and the youngster kipped In schoolboy fashion toward the trolley Hue. Smoked Gins and Black Yarn Cap. A few rod from the car line the man slopped the boy. Pnlljng a pair of smoked glasses from his pocket, he adjusted them to -the lad's head, with the remark: "You'll look better in thene." The sides of the black yarn cap were pulled carefully -over the boy's ears Note to the Trolley Conductor. A slip which Willie was to hand to the conductor was put in the boy's pocket. It read: "Send this1 boy to the Hollenden hotel double Quick.'' With all the arrangements made and his tracks apparently well covered up, the kidnapper took the boy's hand in his brawny one, and they continued briskly along towards the car line. The lad skipped gaily enough with his companion, the promise of seeing his "dad" and "ma" urging him forward. They chatted with each other. Willie says the man told him that if anybody asked him who took him to the car line to tell them It was "Mr. Jones." "Just tell them that your nam is Jones, too, if you want to," said the kidnapper. "All right, Mr. Jones," answered Willie. Presently a car came Into view and "Mr. Jones" drew the boy closer to him. "Well, Willie, you are going down town now and you will geo your papa pretty soon," he said. Willie Meets Two Boy Friends on the Car, This delighted Willie. He swung en the car Quickly, according to the con ductor. "Mr. Jones" paid the boy s fare and then got off the car and dis appeared alter waving a friendly adieu. This farewell salute to his re cent little captive was continued until the latter on the car had disappeared in the darkness. The boy gazed about the car for a familiar face. He saw no one he knew. Presently Edward Mahoney, a 17-year old boy, came into the car. He sat down in the seat with the boy. Ma honey, like almost every other person in Cleveland last night, was looking lor the kidnapped boy, so when his eyes lighted on Willie he started a conversation. "What's your name?" he queried. "Jones," answered Willie, true to his kidnapper friend. But Mahoney was not to be fooled. He called his friend Ramsey over from another part of the car and showed him Willie. He suggested that he might be the missing child. Then Willie showed them his transfer slip, saying that he should be put off e.t the Hollenden hotel, and they were convinced that they had accomplished more than had all the detectives in the country. - The hoy's now willing companions took Willie to the hotel. "Have You Seen My Papa?" He ran through the doors ahead of them and into the lohby. The bovs partly loist track of him in the crowd, so anxloua was the young boy to catch a glimpse of a face he loved. But Willie did not see his father, mother, or sister In the lobby. Walking over to-the clerk he asked: "Have you seen my papa?" "Who is he, boy?" he was asked. "Oh. I'm Mr. Whitla's Willie," he replied. The crowd nearest the boy who heard the words rushed in around him. The lad was shoved up against the hotel counter and the scene closely re sembled a panic. Father Recognizes the Voice. Across the lobby the father, his 'eyes red from weeping, heard the piping voice of his son. Frantic with joy at the sound, he rushed through the office corridor and in a moment was fighting his way through the spectators. Plunging and squirming and jostled by the bystanders he made his way to the bewildered boy in knickerbock ers standing solemnly with automobile goggles in front of the clerk's desk,. The lad paw his father coming and opened his lips to speak, but the words were never spoken. Grasping Willie in his arms, the happy father lifted the boy into hia arms and planted a score of kisses on hia lips. Hugged 'the Child Tightly to His Breast. "It's niy' boy, my darling Willie," he cried, while tears rolled down his cheeks. He pressed the child to his "breast and hugged him tightly. Willie smiled a little. He was glad to see his papa, tout he did not realize what all the fuss was about. Mother Notified Over .Long Distance 'Phone. As soon as he could push his way through the crowd Mr. Whitla went to his room on the second floor. He car ried the boy in his arms, for several minutes he was alone in the room with his recovered son. Then through the door came these words, spoken bv the father to the hoy's mother on thr- long distance telephone: "Oh. mother, I have Willie here in my arms. He Is safe. Olory to God, mamma, it is the happiest night of nu ll fe." There was a pause. The mother wis pleading for her husband tcf return the boy to his home at once. "I am sorry, mother," Mr. Whitla (said. "1 can't get a train out of here until 8 o'clock In tiie morning. Hut I will come home as soon as possible. You can trust me with him, little mother, can't you?" Admits Paying the Ransom, Before retiring for the night, Mr. Whitla admitted that he had paid $10,000 to "the woman in the candv store. It was in currency and bills. The woman did not count the bills. Mr. Whitla believes the wqman was ar. Italian, but ha refuses to disclose her identity. $15,000 REWARD Offered for Information Leading to Arrest of Kidnappers. Ila-rrisburg, Pa-, March 22. The sen ate today unanimously adopted a con cuirent resolution ottering a reward of $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the kidnap pers of Willie Whitla. AN ARREST AT YOUNGSTOWN. Police Are Reticent Amusement Park Manager Under Suspicion. Toungstown. Ohfo, March 22. Jo seph Weiss of this city, former man ager of the Idora amuaerrfent park, was taken into custody here tonight While the police are reticent concern ing the arrest. It is llnderstood his de tention is In connection with the j Whitla kidnapping case, and tliut ho Cabled Paragraph Berlin, March 22 Rudolf von Ren vers, one of the most eminent physi cians of Germany, died todav. as a re sult of an operation for gallstones, He often accompanied Emperor William wi ms travels. London. March 22. Reginald M' Kenna, first Jord of the admiralty, said in the house of commons today that the government had no Intention of purchasing the Brazilian Dread, noughts now being built in this coun try. Genoa. March 22. The Duke of the Abruzzi left here today, for Marseilles, preparatory to starting on his expedi tion to the Himalayas. With refer ence to the report that he. had made a will leaving his jewels to Miss Kath arine Klkins, he said: "That is simply ridiculous." TRAGEDY AT WINSTED. WOULD-BE MURDERER SUICIDES. Antonio Ciferri Shoot Woman With Whom He Boarded and Himself. Winsted, Conn.. March 22 4fter shcoting Mrs. Joseph LalU in the back and probably fatally wounding her at her home, 115 Prospect street, Antonio Ciferri, 24 years old, turned the weapon, a ,S2 calibre revolver, upon himself and sent a bullet into his rrght temple with fatal results. After shoot ing himself, Ciferri attempted to shoot .Mrs. Lalli's two children, Ron:, four years old, and Mary, two years old, who were asleep in an adjoining room. liferri, who is employed at the Em pire Knife company, left the factory shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon and went to the shoe store of Mrs. Lalli's husband, Joseph Lalli, and told him that he was not feeling well. He went from the store to a 'drug stove, where he secured medicine, and from thre went. to the Lalli home, where he boarded, accompanied by John Bar bari, a brother of Mrs. Lalli and also a boarder at the house. According to Barhuri, he left his s'.s tcr and Ciferri in the kitchen of the house while he went out into the yaM. He did not hear the shots and the first he knew of the shooting was when the Lalli's six year old son. Flori, came out into the yard where he was and said: "Tony has killed mamma." . He went to the kitchen with the boy and found Mrs. Lalli lying on the floor and Ciferri also on the floor at her feet. As Barbari leaned over to pick his sister up he says that Ciferri turn ed the un on him and attempted to shoot him. but he pushed him aside. A physician on examining Mrs Lal li, who is 28 years old, found that the bullet had entered her back near the spine and had penetrated the liver, in flicting a wound from which there is practically no chance of recovery. She was removed to the county hospital. Ciferri after attempting to shoot the children became unconscious and died shortly afterwards. The authorities are at a loss to ac count for a motive for the shooting. Both Mrs. Lalli's husband and her brother say that they knew of no rea son for Ciferri's wanting to kill either bir.is-lf r Mrs. La III. The only words spc ken by Mrs. Lalli before she lapsed into unconsciousness were when she asked to see her husband. Coroner R. T. Higgins will remain at the hospital a greater part of the night la an ef fort to get a statement from Mrs. Lalli in case sh; recovers consciousness Mrs. Lalli died at the hospital late tonight without regaining conscious ness, so that Crroner Higglnt was un able to get a statement from her. At the hospital an examination showed that she had been shot three times, in stead of once, as was first supposed. Two bullets entered her back and one grazed her head. GOVERNOR LILLEY IN BED, NERVOUS EXHAUSTION Statement Issued by Executive Secre tary Charles A. Goodwin. Hartford. March 22. Charles A. Goodwin, executive secretary to Gov. George L. Lilley, tonight issued the following statement: "Governor Lilley, after spending the morning in his office in Waterbury. re turned to his home here this after noon, suffering from nervous exhaus tion and was ordered to remain in bed for a week by his attending physi cian, Dr. C C. Beach, thereby to se cure a complete rest." Mr. Goodwin says that the govern or's condition is not at all serious, and that after a week's complete rest he will be able to resume his duties. JOHN H. 8TAR1N DEAD. Noted Steamship Man Passes Away In New York at Age of 83. New York, March 22. John H. Starlii, the noted steamship owner, died today at his home, aged 83 years. Mr. Starin had for years bien prom inent in the steamboat transportation industry. He was the head gf the Starln line, with vessels plying be tween New York and various New Englmd ports, and owned a shipyard, iron works and drydock on Staten Island. Born in 1825 at Sammonsville.'N. Y. he became a manufacturer of medi cines and toilet articles' in New York city, but soon entered the transporta tion business, establishing a freight agency and securing vessel by vessel a large fleet of river tugs and vessels for freieht and passengers. He was active for a time in politics, served in congress ffom 1 S77 to 1881. and was vice president of the old New York city rapid transit commission. NOT TO MARRY GERMAN COUNT. Denial of Rumored Engagement v of Mrs. Ellen Vanderbilt in Berlin. Berlin. March 22. The report that Mrs. Ellen French, Vanderbilt. former ly the wife of Alfred G. Vanderoilt, is engaged to be married to the heredi tary Count William von Bentinck. a lieutenant In one of the guard regi ments, jas been given authoritative denial. Mrs. Yanderhilt. ifter a couple of months in Berlin, has left here for Paris. New Orleans Race Track Promoter ' Fined and Jailed. New Orleans. March 2. W. W. Lyles, promoter of the City park race track test case, was sentenced to six months in the parish prison and a fin,e of $:i50 by Judge Baker today for violation of the Lock law. Lyles' attorneys will carry the case to the supreme court. No Clemency for Mrs. Farmer. A'bany. N. Y., March 22. Governor Hughes announced today that he had denied the application for executive clemency in the case of Mrs. Mary Farmer, who is under senter.ee of death at Auburn prison for the mur der of Mrs. Sarah Brennan at Brown ville, near Watertown. Mrs. FUrmer will be executed mine time next week has been und"r surveillance for some time. Captain McNIchoIas of the Youngs ton police, said: "We have made no formal charge against this man, hut we are giving him a chance to clear up certain sus picious circumstances, if he can." W. C. Sloss, the Sharon school house janitor, Is here, and declares there is little doubt the man is the one mho kidnapped Willie Whitla, Grocers Prepare For Goal Strike MUST- HAVE AMPLE SECURITY FOR GOODS DELIVERED. MEN MAY VOTE FOR A TIE-UP Unless Concessions Are Granted No Compromise Over Question of Recog nition of the Union Scranton, Pa.. March 22. "There will be no compromise over the ques tion of recognition of the union," said Thomas L. Lewis, international pres ident of the United Mine Workers of America, who arrived here today to attend the convention of the mine workers of the three anthracite dis tricts of the union tomorrow. "I have taken my stand on that proposition," he added, "and I will not move from the position I have taken. I have never signed an agreement that has not carried with it recognition of the organization, and I won't begin now." No More Buckwheat Coal to Be Shipped. Mahnnoy City, Pa., March 22 Pend ing the outcome of the Scranton con vention of miners, orders were receiv ed today that all repair work and oth er improvements about the collieries in this territory be suspended. All the buckwheat coal prepared from now until April 1, will be stored at the breakers for fuel fo'r the boilers. None will be shipped to market. Some Outspoken in Favor of General Strike. Shamokin. Pa.. March 22. The main body of Ninth district, United Mine Workers, from Northumberland, Co lumbia, Dauphin and Schuylkill coun ties, left here tonight for Scranton to attend the tri-district convention. They were headed by District Secre tary George Hartlcin. Some were out spoken in favor of a general strike un less the operators grant ome conces sions by Apiil 1. Hartleln, who will be one of the leading speakers at the convention, said 'before leaving that he was more convinced than ever that "the convention will vote for a tie up unless concessions are granted." Grocers Preparing Against Loss. Shenandoah, Pa., March 22. Realiz ing that there is grave danger of a strike by the hard coal miners on April 1, grocers here have let it be-known" that they will not extend credit longer than three weeks unless prompt set tlements are made, or security is given to guarantee them against loss. Until today there was a strong sentiment for peace among the men here, but the temper displayed by the delegates aa they assembled at the station to take the train for Scranton, showed that they were determined, to vote a gen eral tie up unless the operators con sent to a short term agreement and the recognition of the union. Protection for Property. . Individual companies are making stidke preparations - by surrounding their collieries with high board fences along the top of which barbed wire is being strung. Big Rush for Domestic Coal. There is an unprecedented rush for coal for domestic purposes by house holders and scores of teams are being pressed into service to supply the de mand. TRUNK LINE ASSOCIATION, AN ALL-DAY MEETING In Endeavor to Settle the Preferential Rate Differences. New York, March 22. Following an all-day session of the Trunk line as sociation, it was announced that a committee' of five had been (appointed to endeavor to effect a settlement of the differences existing among eastern trunk lines because of the preferen tial rate agreement entered into sev eral months ago between the New York, New Haven & Hartford and the, Canadian Pacific railroads. The com mittee consisted of W. C. Brown, pres ident of the New York Central; C. H. Mellen, president of the New York, New Haven & Hartford; W. H. Trues dale, president of the Delaware. Lack awanna & Western; C. ,N. Hays, vice president of the Grand Trunk road and Herbert B. Walker, president of the Old Dominion steamship Company. It is expected that the committee will hold several sessions between this and April 1, on which date It will submit its report to the Trunk Line association. In the meantime, rates will be maintained. The roads represented at , todav's conference included the New York Central, Pennsylvania, Baltimore & Ohio, Delaware, Lackawanna & West ern, New York, New Haven & Hart ford. Lehigh Valley, Grank Trunk, and New York, Ontario & Western., IN THE SENATE. Committees Organized Little General Legislation in Extra Session, Washington, March 22. The organ ization o the senate committees was the chief business before that hody to day and owinj to. the fact that the detailed work had been done toy the republican and democratic caucuses it was soon disposed of. Many bills were introduced and re ferred to committees notwithstanding, it is understood, that in the present extra session no general legislation beyond the passage of the tariff and census bills will be undertaken. The senate adjourned until Thursday. Charged With Perjury in Connection With a Bequest of $15,000. New York, March 22. Charged with perjury in swearing to an affidavit that his daughter was dead, Martin tj. Nor man, an artist, was put on trial today. It is charged that Nerman, who came to this country from Germany in 1892, married the daughter of a Glovers viile. N. Y., manufacturer, who upon her death be.vieathed $15,000 to her daughter Dora. In order to obtain possession of the -estate, Norman is alleged to have made affidavit that the child Dora was dead. Dora was in court today when the trial began. Cut Eighty-Seven Minutes Off Her Best Previous Eastward Record. New York. March 22. The steamer Macretania, which arrived at Queens town at 11.23 a. m. today, covered the distance In four days, eighteen hours and thirty-five minutes, which .is one lour and twnty-seven minutes better time than her bett previous eastward record. Her average speed wag 26.61 knots per hour. Best previous east ward average was 25.28. The highest day's run was 609 knots. , Russian Princess Robbed of $225,000. Moscow. March 22. Thieves at a su burban station a day or two ago rob bed tin trunk of Princess Shakoffskov of $22ri.oifl roubles In cash and valua ble papers. Judd & Go. Hat Factory Burnrd TOTALLY DESTROYED IN LESS THAN AN HOUR. $25,000 LOSS I AT BETHEL Two Hundred Hand Thrown Out of Employment Fire Started in Alcohol Condensing Room. Bethel, Conn., March 22. One of the largest fires in the history of the bor ough took place here tonight, when the hat factory of Judd & Co. was burned to the ground. The fire atart- i ed In the alcohol condensing room and j was discovered by passersby, who turned in an alarm. Although the fire department responded at once, the building, a three story frame structure. was totally destroyed in less than an hour. Running Full Time. The factory was one of the largest of the factories outside of the Manu facturers' association, and has been running full time since the hatters' strike began, giving employment to 200 hands. The loss to the building, machinery and hats in different stages of manufacture will approximate 2i, 000. with but partial insurance. The Are is supposed to have been caused"by spontaneous combustion. NICARAGUA MAKES REPLY TO SECRETARY KNOX'S DEMAND For the Arbitration of the Emery Claim Reply Not Satisfactory. Washington, March 22. President Ze laya of Nicaragua has, through Mr. Esplnoza. the minister of that country to the United States, sent his reply to the demand made by Secretary Knox for the arbitration of the Emery claim arising out of the annulment by Nic aragua of a concession granted by that country for cutting mahogany, because of an alleged violation of its provi sions. No statement was obtainable at the state department today as to the na ture of Zelaya'a reply, but enough Is known to warrant the statement that it does not meet every demand of this government. It Is understood, how ever, that Nicaragua has suggested a method of adjustment of the whole issue whitfi in its Judgment provides for settlement on an equitable basis for all parties interested. The Emery claim has ben dragging on between the state department and Nicaragua for years, the department being unable to obtain the consent of the Central American country to ar bitrate it along lines satisfactory to this government that is. by a com mission sitting outside of Nicaragua which, while passing on the question of the right of Nicaragua to annul the claim, should also fix the amount of damages to whioh the Emery company might be entitled, if any, as a result of the action ot the Nlcaraguan courts. Nicaragua has expressed her willing ness to have such a commission pass on the decision of her courts In an nulling the concessions, but has Insist ed that the question of damages should be fixed by a local a rW that! on commit tee made up of a representative of the company, a representative of the gov ernment, and a third to be chosen by these two, as had been contemplated in the concession in the event that is sues arise between the company and the government. Today's note from Mr. Esplnoza reaffirms Nicaragua's willing ness to arbitrate tne questions at issue, but. as In former communications, dif fers with this government as to the form In which thin Is to be brought about. TARIFF BILL IN HOUSE. Mr, Payne Explains the Bill Cross Fire of Questions. . Washington, March 22. The tariff bill held full away in the house today. The measure was promptly put before the body Immediately after It con vened and in anticipation of the open ing of the debate there was practically a full attendance of members and crowded galleries. Mr. Payne, New York, chairman of the committee on ways and means, made &a exhaustive speech In explanation of the bill, the time he was actualy on his feet being four hours and ten minutes. Then, somewhat fatigued, he postponed the rest of hia speech until tomorrow. Jl-s was subjected to a cross fire of ques tions, all of which he endeavored to answer. In speaking of the maximum and minimum features of the bill Mr. Tayne predicted ;hat France, Germany and other. European countries would hasten to so equalize their duties on American products aa to derive the benefit of the minimum rates offered. The house adjourned until 11 a. ni. tomorrow. EULKELEY AND BRANDEGBE Well Cared For in Reorganization of Senate Committees. Washington. March 22. In the re organization of the senate- committees announced this noon Senator Bulkeley secured '.he following committees: Railroads (chairman). Cuban relations. District of Columbia, fisheries, ml'l tary affairs, privileges and elections, and public buildings and ground. senator Bra ii.-ve w api '.inted on the following committees: Forest res ervations (chairman), education, inter oceanic canal, judiciary, patents and Philippines. Fell from Train Body of Unknown Man Lying Beside Tracks. Clinton, Conn., March 22- The body of an unknown man about 40 was found lying toeside the railroad tracks here today and by permission of the medical examiner removed to a local undertaker's. There were no markt of identification, on the body and the only outward injury was a crushed foot. From the position of the body the man had evidently fallen from a passing train and received, internal in juries which caused his death. Steamship Arrivals. At from At from At from At New ' At from At New Alexandria: March 21, Carmanla, New York. Genoa: March 20, Prinzess Irene, New York via Naples. Bremen: March 22, Gnelsenau, New York. Naples: March 18, Laura, from York. Glasgow: March 22, California, New York. Liverpool: March 22, Celtic, from York cia Queenstown. President Taft Besieged by Caller. Washington, March 22. President Taft continues to be besieged by call ers. So great was the crush of those who wanted to shake hands with him late today that the president went over In the executive offices to the East room of the White house to hold a reception. Among the callers were a large number of young women from Mlaine students from various schools In that state Condensed Telegrams Ninety-Seven New Policemen will be publicly graduated on Monday next at New York. Mme. Ackerman Jaworska, who sup ported Pattl in opera, is in want in New, York. Emperor . Nicholas Conferred the Grand Cross of Alexander. Nevsky on President Diaz. The Hamburg-American Steamer Amerika has been unable to leave the Elbe owing to low water.. A Despatch from Belgrade said that Servia would accept the advice of the powers to disband her reserves. , It Was Said at Washinnton that Speaker Cannon might fine the habit ual absentees from the house of repre sentatives. Collections Were Taken in Baltimore Catholic churches for a fund to assist Cardinal Gibbons in settling the debts incurred by Father Elbert. Benjamin Silver and Samuel Cohen were held for examination on charges of having held up Louis Kryer in New York and tried to extort $1,000 .from him. Advices from Foreign Capitals indi cate adhesion to the principles of the international naval conference whose conclusions were published in Wash ington. The German Naval Department an nounced that only thirteen large ships of war would be built up to the close of 1812, thus refuting statements matUr in the house of commons. LARGE AMOUNT OF COFFEE NOW HELD IN THIS COUNTRY. Much Interest in Countervailing Duty Clause in Tariff Bill. Washington, March 22. Owing t the large amount of coffee being held in this country at present, much in terest is being taken In the disposition to be made of the countervailing duty clause on coffee in the Payne tariff bill. The clause provides that a duty eqtal to the export tax of any country from which the coffee Is imported shall be imposed on that coffee. Inquiry at the bureau of manufac tures shows that inahj countries be sides Brazil Impose an export tax on coffee. The state of Sao Paulo in Brazil levies a duty of five cents per hundred pounds, and in addition to this a duty of 73 cents per hundred pounds. According to the decree of Sept. 12 190, an additional tax of 20 per cent, ad valorem is to be levied on all coffee exported from the state of Sao Paulo in excess of nine million bags during the crop year of 1908, in exee.'s of nii.e million five hundred thousand bags during the crop year beginning July !, 1909. snr1 ir. excess of ten million bags during succeeding crop years. From the states of Rio De Janeiro and Minas Oeraes, Brastl, Import duti-: of 41 cents a hundred pound", and 8 1 '3 per cent, ad valorem are collected re spectively. Coffee from both these states la also subject to a duty of 73 certs per hundred pounds. Other conn tries imposing an export tax are Cey lon, the duty beln- 2-9 cents per hun dred pound i. Nicaragua and Salvador, 40 cents per hundred pounds, and others. LLOYD BOWERS OF CHICAGO Appointed by President to Be Solicitor General of United States. Washington , March 22. President Taft late today announced the ap pointment of Lloyd Bowers of Chicago to be solicitor general of the United States to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Hoyt, who has heid this post in the department of justice for a number of years. Mr. Bowers is general counsel of the Chi cago & Northwestern railroad and has long held a leading position among the members of the Chicago bar. While no announcement lias been made on the subject, it is generally understood umong Mr. Hoyt's friends that he is to receive a federal 'udge ship as a reward for his work in pre paring and prosecuting a number of important cases during his term of of fice. As solicitor general Mr. Bowers will work immediately under the direction of Attorney General Wickcrsham. ABOUT $14,000,000 WANTED To Defray Expenses of Taking the Decennial Census. Washington. March 22. If congress desires the decennial census taken next yei , Director North of the cen sus bureau wants about tl4.000.000 to defray expenses. He made a request to the house tody for an appropria tion for that amount. On account of nthe failure of congress to pass a cen sus bill at the last session, none of the appropriation bills carried the money to do the work. ' Furthermore, there is no item in the census bill which passed the house the other day appropriating a cent. The house leaders have been confer ring about the best method of proced ure. To avoid the necessity of ap pointing the committee on appropria tions in the house or bringing in a special rule, it is probable that the senate will be asked to amend the cen sus bill so as to Include the appropria tion. HYSTERICAL FACTORY GIRLS. Mad Rush from Burninq Building Where They Were Employed. New York. March 22. A dozen hys terical young women required medical attention today after an alarm of fire in Max Roth's shirt fac tory on Walker street hud created a panic among the nearly 50 women employes in the building and caused a mad ruth for the streets. The "building was quickly emptied and no one was seriously in jured in the rush, but several of the young women were found when they reached the street to he suffering from hysteria. The fire did practically no damage. QUARTER OF A BILLION DOLLARS For Establishment of National Tuber culosis Institute Bill Introduced. Washington, March 22. An appro priation of a quarter of a billion dol lars is provided for the establishment of a national tuberculosis Institute In Colorado in a bill introduced today by Representative Sabbath of Illinois. The measure directs the secretary of the treasury to acquire a site com prising not less than twenty thousand acres and erect suitable buildings and supply complete equipment for the use and treatment of any persons In the United States afflicted with tuhercu loeis. Governor Curry of New Mexico Re signs. Washington, March 22. Th tele graphic resignation of Governor Curry of New Mexico waa received at the White house late today and it was stated would -be called .to the atten tion of President Taft tomorrow. ROOSEVELT'S AGE AND TEMPER Will Prevent His Return Alive from the Wilds of the African Continent PROF. STARR REPEATS HIS PREDICTION That the Ex-President's Attempt is Suicidal Says that no Man of Fifty Years Can Withstand the Fevers which bound There, and that in the Tropics Nothing is More Dangerous than a Quick Temper. New York. March 22. On the eve of ex-President Roosevelt's departure for Africa. Prof. Frederick Starr of the University of Chicago, who Is in this city, repeated the prediction which he has made several times before, that .Mr. Roosevelt would not return alive from the dark continent. Proressor Starr spent many years in Africa In anthropological studies, and on one oc casion made a long trip over a route usually similar to that which the ex president has mapped out. Prof. Starr's Lrest Prediction. Professor Htarr said tonight: "Kor two reasons, I expect Mr.'Roose velt will not return from Africa his aee and quick temper. No man can expect to go into the dangerous cli mates of the African wilds nt 60 years or more and come out alive. The strange. unldentilied fevers whleh abound there ore withstood with dirtl culty evn by the youngest and sturdi est blood. For a man of the ex-president's age the attempt Is suicidal. "Then the matter of temper. In the tropic there is nothing more danger ous than a qni.k temper such as Mr. Roosevelt has. Sudden outbreaks of temper, It is well known, frequently result fatnl'y In these regions. The natives have a way of expressing it. They say that a man 'dies from going into a rage.' Roosevelt Should Change His Plans. "It would be rr.uch better if Roose velt would change his plans and take a trip up the Great I.altes." GOES ABOARD STEAMER TODAY. Mr. Roosevelt Withes to Depart as a Strictly Private Citizen. Oyster Hay. N. Y.. March 22. After a strenuous day, which whs taken tin chiefly vith the final arrangements BIG MEN CAUGHT 1 IN GRAFT DRAGNET. Millionaire Manufacturer, Councilmen, Bank Vice President, Hotel Pro prietor. Pittsburg. Pa.. March 22 Six In dictments, three for eonsnlra.'y, one for perjury and two for robbery, were returned late today In the councllu.an Ic graft ca.es. u) on whl'-h the grand Jury of the criminal court had been de liberating for several days. Without waiting for warrants to be served, four of the indicted men surrendered them selves and gave bonds. One other tel ephoned that he would appear In the morning to give hims-f up, and the sixth Is now traveling In Europe. The men Indicted are: Dallas C. Ilyers, millionaire manufacturer. Indicted Jointly with Councilman John V. Klein, already twice convicted In the gruft cases, ami Councilman W. H. Weber, on a charge of conspiring to secure the passage of a street paving ordinance; F. A. Griffin, vice president of the Co lumbia National bank, charged with perjury in one of the recent graft tri als; Councilman Charles Stewart, charged with soliciting a bribe of J2. BuO. and H. L. Holger, hotel proprietor, charged with being anaccompllce of John F. Klein In demanding and ne ceptlng a bribe for which Klein has already been convicted. EQUIVALENT TO AN ANATHEMA. Major Excommunication Issued Against Father Romolo Murrl. Rome. March 22. The supreme refn gregation of the holy office" hus issued a major excommunication against Fa ther Romolo, Murrl, leader of the Catholic democrats, who was elected to the chamber of deputies at the last general elections as a Christian dem ocrat. The communication deprives the priest of all ecclesiastical commun ion, being equivalent to an anathema, vihich is pronounced upon the great est offenders only. Father Murri was the first priest to enter parliament after the fall of the temporal power, but on his formal ex communication he will not even be al. lowed to eur the ecclesiastical robes. Father Romolo Murrl was suspended in 1907 "ad divlnls'' by the pope for disobedience of the papal instructions regarding the behavior of the clerty. This punishment aroused considerable excitement at Rome, principally among the liberal section of the Catholics. Ihis suspension deprived' Father Mur ri of exercising his clerical office and ot enjoying tbe fruits of his ministry. The latter part of last year It was reported that Father Murrl would be excommunicated, not for heresy, but for disobedience In writing and lectur ing in a spirit of disapproval on the policy of the pope. Father Murria. was director of the National Soeiety for Cultural Educa tion, which was organized in 1902 for the purpose of conducting a Christian socialist propaganda. Among the pub lications of the society was a trl monthly review entitled Social Culture, of which" Father Murri was the editor. Examination j of Candidates for the Consular Service. Washington. March 22. An exami nation will be held here May 26, 27 a-id 28 of such candidates for the consular service as have been designated l.y the president. This examination will in clude those designated under the last administration for examination ". March S, 9 and 10, that having l,e,n postponed as a courtesy to ll; e incom ing administration. The state depart ment arnounced today that there Is to be no deviation from the existing rules in making such designations in the consulur service. Lumber Company Vice President Shot Dead. Pine Bluff. Ark.. March 22. John Bay. master mechanic at the Rluff City Lumber company's mill today shot and killed 1). H. Imuran, vice president of the company. Day sur rendered and was placed In Jail at Rison. 28,000 Bare.'s of Whiskey Burred. Danville. Ky.. March 22. Fire i'i t'i" main warehouse o' t'te Searcy's di-ul-lery at McBrayer today destroyed 2, OdO ban-els of whiskey valued at $.'no -000. Two warerooms of the distilling plant were also destroyed. tor his African expedition, ex-President Theodore Roosevelt spent tonight with his family Bt Sagamore Hill. Ail Is in readiness for the lonr Jour ney upon which he is to eet out tomor. row; the baggage was put aboard the steamship Hamburg today, and after inspecting the quarters set aside for hlin aboard the vessel, Mr. Rnosevelt returned to Oyster Bay with his wife and children. Early Train to Hoboken Pier. With his family, Mr. Roosevelt will take an early train tomorrow for New York and will go thence to the Ho boken pier to board the Hamburg The l-arty will be taken from the New York terminal of the Long Island rail road to the entrance of the pier at Hoboken In the automobile of Doug las Robinson, Mr. Roosevelt's brother-in-law. No Demonstration. While Mr. Roosevelt I, grateful for t lie spirit of demonstration which hat been planned for his departure by hun dreilH of people who want to eheer him n the Hamburg slips out Into the stream and heads seaward down the bay. he reiterated the hope todav that Ills have tnkln might he regarded aa that of a strictly private citlsen, and that it be considered no unusual occa sion. Mr. Rontevei said that no mat ter how many csme to the pier ho would not make a speech. Last Public Function at Sagamoro Hill A delegation of the local town board, headed by Chester Painter, pre sented to Mr. Roosevelt this evening an engrossed resolution commending him as a cltlr.enand fellow townsman. This affair at fcagamore Hill, which lusted only a few minutes, waa tba last public function In which Mr. Roosevelt will take pert before going a way. 495 BILLS INTRODUCED IN SENATE MONDAY. One by Mr. Brandegee to Establish Uniform System of Bankruptcy. Washington, March 22. This waa the lirst clay In the senate for the introduction of bills to be considered by the present congress. There wero introduced 495 bills and. .four Joint res olutions. The majority of the.e nice ures were on subjects on which actios was Bought at the Inst session and many of them wru merely old prints re-introduced. Mr. Heyburn intro duced a large number of land bills drawn along lines of measures hereto fore considered and also re-introduced the bill providing for a new executive department to be known as the "de partment of mines." Annuities for x-presldents and the widows of rx-prec iclents nre provided In a bill Introduced by Mr. McCum ber. Under Its terms any ex-presl-dtnt would receive $10,000 a year s retired commander In chief of the army and navy, and upon his death his widow would receive (5.000 a year. The bill would apply to any widow of any ex-presldent of the I'nlted States now living. Mr. llranclegee Introduced a bill to establish a uniform system of bank rurtcjr. S A FE BLOWER CAUG H T. One of Imogens, Iowa. Robber Givee Up $1,500. Shenandoah. Iowa, March The safe blower found In a straw stack two miles from this plsce has con fessed to having assisted In robbing the First National bank st Imoge" Saturday, and, with the officers, went today to the straw stack and dug tro $1,500 of the S.1.U0O taken. Wright Brothers Not to Enter Flyino Machine Contest at PJieims. New York. March 22. Because tr.3 specification of the race demand a. machine different from the one they are now using. Wilbur and Orville Wright have derided not to enter the flying machine contest at Rhoitns. France, Aug. 29. This announcement was made tonight bjr "ortlandt Field plshop, president of the Aero ch of America, who said he had received let ters to this effect from the Wright tirothers, who now are in Franc. Committed Suicide to Avoid Being ft Id Out by Sheriff. Philadelphia, March 2!. RavH I.ark. ased G.". he.id of th firm of J,ark, Miller & company, marble workers, shot and killed himself today to vo1l being sold out by the sheriff. He Ih said to have enrved his own tombstone shortly before his dertth. The sheriff's deputy arrived at lark's otflce a few minutes after he had killed himself. Democratic Nomination for Mayor ef Danbury. Danbury, Conn., March 22. At th democratic caucus here tonight Martin J. Cunningham, a former state repre sentative, was nominated for mayor. His opponent at the eleotlon next Mon day will be the present mayor, William C. Gilbert. - To Be Sold to Highest Bidder. Wa-hinuton. March 22. After a con ference with the president today Sec retary Dickinson announced that it hi been decided to advertise and sell to the highest bidder the material ac quired from th0 French company with the Panama canal property and no longer useful In that work Insteait of disposing of It at private saie as had been susgested. Cyrus Foster Well and Happy. SpiitiKlleld, M;s., March 22. A tcl ecrani was received this afternoon by Mrs. Cyrus Foster saying that Cyrus Fo-ter uf this city arrived today at the home of his niece. Mrs. George B. IVrcuson. in Oukland Cel.. well and happy. Mr. Foster's bodv was renMt to have been found in a box car nea Meifose sta'lou. fa I., a week ao. Sudden Death of Hertford Merchant. Ila'-tfo'-d. Conn.. March 22. Lnka llorsl'.ill. Ho jciiis old. died tonight al his home on Huntington irt from heart f.iiluiv. Mr. Horsfall m, of the best known merchants of th city, and at the time of hi death was the senior member of the Luke Hore fsll company. He leave a widow an.4 four children.