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NORWICH, CONN., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1912 VOL LI V. NO. 299 PRICE TWO CENTS n STRIKERS SHOOT Two Killed in a Storm of Bullets and a Dozen Others Wounded in Battle at Hackensack JERSEY CITY OFFICER Foreign Employes of Susquehanna Railroad Open Fire From Ambush Upon a Boatload of Strike Breakers Hand to Hand Conflict Follows and More Shooting Superintend ent of Erie Railroad Appeals to Governor for the Militia. Hackensack, N. J, Dec. 11. Several hundred striking New York. Susque hanna and Western railroad employes, ambushed under the Palisades over looking the lower Hudson river, open ed fire with shotgun and rifle on a boatload of strikebreakers landing at coal docks at Edgewater today, and lu a pitched battle which followed two raiilroad detectives were killed and a dozen other men were wounded. Request for Militia. A telegram requesting that the state militia be called to quell the disorder was sent to the acting governor of New Jersey by General Superintendent Stone of the Erie railroad. Mr. Stone escaped a storm of bullets fired by strikers as he was seeking shelter In a building. The Killed and Wounded. ' . The men killed wera: Andrew J. Graw, 28,' of Blnghamton, N. Y., captain of .detectives. Clarence Mallery, 45, one of Graw's men. The wounded include: ' John D. Ryerson of Jersey City, lieu tenant of detectives; William King of Littleton, N. T.; William A. Woods and Frank A. Brown of Port Jervis and William Hicks of New York. All these men, like Captain Graw and Mallery, were doing private de tective work for the Erie railroad. Hicks Has 23 Wounds. Hicks is in a hospital, wounded 2$ NEW YORK SELECTED AS PERMANENT HEADQUARTERS. Progressive Conference So After a Fight. Decides Chicago, Dec. 11 New York was se lected as the permanent headquarters of the executive committee of the new progressive party tonight, after a, fight in which delegates to the National Pro gressive conference from several states sought to have the headquarters lo cated elsewhere. The vote on this question stood 32 to 12. Chief opposi tion to the selection of New York as - the location of permanent headquarters came 'from Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Texas and Wyoming. ; - The executive committee voted to send a commission, to Europe to study legislation In England, Germany-and other countries for the purpose of get ting material and Ideas for the Wash- "ington legislative bureau. For the immediate financing of headquarters and bureaus it. was de cided to ask for one hundred sub scriptions of $500 each per annum. Six ' of these were subscribed tonight HYDE RECEIVES A TWO YEARS' SENTENCE Released on $25,000 Bail Pending Ar- gument of His Appeal. New York, Dec 11. Charles H. Hyde, former city chamberlain, con victed of bribery in connection with the manipulation of city funds, was sentenced by Justice Goff today to serve not more than three years and Bix months and not less than two years in state's prison. The justice, however, granted a cer tificate of reasonable doubt and issued a stay of execution agreeing to ad mit the prisoner to 25,000 bail pend ' ing argument of his appeal. Bail was furnished by. Tax Com missioner Daniel F. McElroy. who gave as security property valued at half i million dollars. Hyde walked out of court late in the afternoon assured probably of several months' freedom, as the appeal is not expected to be dis posed of until spring. THE DAY IN CONGRESS. House to Have Holiday Reonss from Dec. 19 to Jan. 2, Washington, Dec. 11. Today In Congress: Senate Court of impeachment resumed trial -if Judge Archbald. House- Passed bill to Tepay southerners for- property seized by government after June, 1865. Representative Roddenberry Intro duced Joint resolution to prohibit in termarriage or negroes or persons of color and Caucasians. Adopted resolution for holiday re cess from Dec. 19 to Jan. 2. Secretary Stimson told military af fairs committee plans for fortification of Hawaii and for guarding Panama canal. -. War department recommended 25 foot channel Perth Amboy to New York harbor. Secretary Fisher asked for $100,000 for continuation of investigation of mineral resources of Alaska. General Bixby, army chief of engi neers, asked appropriations sub-committee for anpropriation for great for tification at Cape Henry, Va. Taft Re-elected by Red Cross. Washington, Dec. 11. President Taft was re-elected today president of the American National Red Cross at the tighth - annual meeting of the organ ization here. Other officers chosen rere: Robert W. Deforest, New York, rice president; Charles L. Magee, Washington, secretary; Sherman Al len, assistant secretary of the treas ury, treasurer, and William Bullitt solicitor of the department of Justice, eouncillor. Over 18,000 Autos in This Stats. New Haven, Conn., Dec. 11. At the annual banquet of the New Haven Auto club tonight Secretary of State Matthew H. Rogers, who was a guest said that the revenue from auto regis- (ration the last year amounted to $275,000 and that there are now more - than 18,000 machines- owned in the state. Steamship Arrivals. . Marseilles, Dec. . 8.wAfrlved, steamer Madonna, New York. - . New York, Dec. 11. Arrived, steam er Chicago, Havre. r New York, Dec. 1L Arrived, steam r Finland, Antwerp ' DOWN DETECTIVES SUSTAINS 23 WOUNDS times in the legs, body and thighs. Brown and Wood were shot through the head; Ryerson in back and chest, and Kins: in the right ear. The men, hiding behind rocky cliffs and trees, waited until a scow had discharged its cargo of men brought to take the strikers' places. A volley of blank cartridges did not frighten the strike breakers, who pushed forward toward the railroad tracks on the coal wharf. A Hand to Hand Struggle. The men in ambush then left their places of concealment, and, firing real bullets, attempted to swarm out upon the wharf. They were met at the dock gates by the private detectives who, unarmed except for clubs, engaged in a hand to hand struggle. Strikebreakers Escape to Woods. A fusillade of shots brushed the offi cers aside and they fled for safety, except the mortally wounded Graw and Mallery. The strikebreakers, under a fire of bullets, fled along the shore of the Hudson and concealed themselves in the woods of the Palisades. Strikers Are Foreigners. Three hundred employes, foreigners, of the Susquehanna, which the Erie railroad controls, o.uit work on Mon day, demanding a wage increase of five cents an hour. Officials of the rail road would not grant the increase.' There was a clash yesterday between strikers and detectives and one of the latter was slightly wounded by a gun shot. TWO LAWYERS REFUSE TO DEFEND JACK JOHNSON. Colored Attorneys Say They Disap prove of His Recent Marriage. Chicago, Dec. 11. Jack Johnson's attorneys, W. B. Anderson and E. H. Wright, appeared in the United States district court today to ask that their names be stricken from the records as counsel for the fighter. The lawyers, who are both colored, say that Johnson's recent marriage to Lucille Cameron, a white girl, was disapproved by them to an extent that they did not care to be. longer asso ciated with. him. Wright and Anderson . represented Johnson in the white slave cases yet to be heard. . , -'. Johnson .appeared in the municipal court -today to answer to a charge of assault and battery brought . by a newspaper photographer whom Johnson is alleged to have struck with a cane. Hearing of the case was deferred. SENATE WILL CONFIRM TAFTS APPOINTMENTS But None Will Be Made In States Where Both Senators Are Democrats. Washington, Dec. 11. An amicable agreement in the senate over the con firmation of President Taft's nomina ations for federal positions, seems probable today when after a number of informal conferences among leaders a tenative plan was agreed upon. Under the arrangements proposed, no nominations for federal offices will be confirmed in states where both sen ators are democrats, but in all states where the senators are republican there is to be no opposition to con firmation of these places. It was un derstood that many democratic lead ers in the senate would be satisfied if the appointments in southern states were not put through. HOUSE VOTES TO PAY SOUTHERN CLAIMS Over $5,000,000 Involved in Bill Passed Yesterday. Washington, Dec. 11. More than $5,000,000 derived from sales of prop erty taken from owners in the south after the Civil war, would be repaid to the southern claimants by the terms of a bill passed by the house today. The bill would amend the codification of laws relating to the judiciary so as to dispense with the allegation and proof of loyalty in those claims, af fecting only proceeds of property taken after the date mentioned. The bill has not yet passed the sen ate. LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR SELLING "BING." State Board of Pharmacy Disciplines Bridgeport Druggist. Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 11. Members of the state board of pharmacy met here today and voted to suspend the druggist's license of Mrs. W. M. Rob ertson, proprietress of the Woman's Pharmacy in this city.' because of al leged violation of the law regarding the sale of heroin. ,It was charged that heroin or "blng" had .been sold to a young- man after his parents had re quested the druggist not to make any further sales to him. 'BRIDGIE" WEBBER DENIES I REPUDIATING TESTIMONY, Writes District Attorney That State ment is False. New York, Dec. 11. "Brldgle" Web ber, one of the four informers In the Rosenthal murder case, quoted yester day as repudiating his testimony -lven at the trial of Becker and the four gunmen, in saying that there was no plot to slay Herman Rosenthal, sent a letter to District Attorney Whitman today saying that the statements at tributed to him were "absolutely false. Any time you wish me to make an af fidavit to this effect." he added, "I shall be glad to do so. Mrs. Webber will corroborate me." Sulolded to Muslo of Hymn, New York, Dec 11. After placing a song record, "Nearer, My God, to Thee " in a phonograph at their home in Brooklyn tonight, Mrs, Mare Ult zen, 60, wife of a well to do architect, and her son, William Uitzen, Jr., turn ed on the gas, fastened rubber tubes to their faces with belt and strap, and committed suleida, . ' Cabled Paragraphs "Tribesmen Kill Captain Aokford. Teheran, Persia, Dec 11. Captain Ackford of the British army has been killed 'by tribesmen near Shlraz, cap ital of the province of Fars. Landlords and Tenants Riot. Lisbon, Portugal, Dec. 11. Serious rioting between' landlords and tenants last evening necessitated the calling out of troops to restore order. Engineers' Strike May Be Settled. 'London, Dec. 11. A speedy settle ment of the strike of locomotive engi neers on the Northeastern railroad Is now hoped for, as the lord mayor of Newcastle has Intervened. ' Two Months for. Suffragette. London, Dec. 11. A militant suffra gette named Elsie Howey was sen tenced today to a term of two monthB' imprisonment for turning in a num ber of false alarms of fire last night. Minister Calhoun at Amoy. Amoy, China, Dec. 11. The United States minister to China. William J. Calhoun, with Mrs. Calhoun and a party of friends, arrived here today on board the United States cruiser Rainbow. SAYS POLICE GRAFT IS GETTING WORSE Keeper of New York Tenderloin Re sort Pays $60 a Month. New York, Dec 11. Mary Goode, as aself-confessed keeper of a resort in the Tenderloin district and as a wit ness before the aldermanic commit tee which is investigating police con ditions, declared on the stand tolay that many women of that section -Bad banded together in an association and had appealed to Mrs. O. H. P. Bel mont to aid them in protection against police graft She declared that the "Becker pocketbook has set an ex ample of graft to policemen of the Tenderloin section and that since the Becker exposure the officers were "wild in their demands for money." From her own experience she told of having paid $60 a month for police protection. Some larger places, she said, were forced to pay from $100 to $220 a month. The police want more money all the time," she declared. "They keep raising their demands. This Is all on account of the Becker pocketbook." She alleged that the $100 bail required of a woman arrest ed was divided between the police lieutenant and the bondsman. She said there were 3o,000 women in the city affected .by - the police methods. "We want to be put under a com mittee of citizens," she said. "We want to be protected from the police." She declared that if this were done -the women1 would help the committee in ridding the city of some of its worst vice element In describing her house as a "re spectable one," she told of an expert ience with Gyp the Blood of the Beck- Ol fflinniAn Ua qt,H fnn. nlh.. annul men entered her premises one night she said, and robbed the inmates and five men in the place. TAFT INFORMED OF . ANARCHY IN MEXICO. President Given Details of Unrestrain ed Lawlessness. Washington, Dec. ll.r-Presiden Taft listened tonight -to some startling dis closures about present . day conditions in Mexico. Four American business men with Mexican interests, two mem bers of the senate and a congressman sat in- the. cabinet room in the White House offices and heard the story, vouched for by all, told to the presi dent, by one man who had been in the southern republic within the last few weeks. It was a tale of outrages on Mexican women, of murders and hold ups of Americans, of bandits who seized Americans and held them for ransom, of general lawlessness and disorder such as seldom has come to the ears of the "resident since trouble began in Mexico nearly two years ago. ANOTHER UPRISING IN SAN DOMINGO Battleship New Hampshire Leaves Norfolk Under Hurry Orders. , Norfolk, Va., Deo. 11. The battleship New Hampshire left at midnight for San Domingo, on hurry orders. It is understood that another serious uprising has broken out in San Do mingo. W. T. S. Doyle, chief of the Latin American division of the state depart ment has Just returned from the re public after having endeavored with Brigadier General Mclntyre to effect some settlement of the unrest there. The New Hampshire is said to have considerable less than a normal supply of coal in her bunkers, but did not wait to replenish it. A number of members of her crew were on shore when the ship sailed. MIDSHIPMEN BET ON FOOTBALL GAME Four Hundred to Be Disciplined at the Naval Academy. Annapolis, Md Dec. 11. That 400 midshipmen violated Superintendent Gibbons' order forbidding betting on the recent annual inter-service foot ball game at Philadelphia, has been disclosed as the result of an Investi gation just finished at the naval acad emy. : The investigating board, it is said, got hold of the full list of midship men who, it is alleged, had contributed to a pool amounting to 2,000, which was covered by the West Point cadets. The report is In the hands of Su perintendent Gibbons, who will assign punishment. Electrification of Shore Line. New Haven, Conn., Dec. 11. An nouncement is made here that work of electrification of the main line of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad company between New Ha ven and New York is progressing rao idly. f Seventy-five per cent of the work of excavating has been done and 30 per cent of the steel work. Unless unusual weather Interferes or some thing unforeseen occurs, the work should be completed by July 1 next Hosford Confesses Forgeries. Boston, Dec. 11. Forgeries Involving $125,000 are alleged to have been dis closed as the result of the arrest of E. H. Hosford, former treasurer of the James Donovan Slipper company of Everett. Assistant District Attorney Lavelle in arguing today against a the prisoner had made a confession and that forgeries to the amount named had been' committed. Judge Brown refused to reduce the bail of $20,000. Auto Runs Down Hartford Man, Hartford, Deo. 1L Edwin A, New ton of the grocery firm ol . Newton & Burnett was struck by an auto truck driven by Harry Abrey tonight and re ceived injuries from which he may die. He has a fractured skull. Abery was arrested White Slave of African Brute" JACK. JOHNSON'S BRIDE" IS SO CHARACTERIZED A VITRIOLIC SPEECH Georgia Congressman Condemns Re cent Marriage in" Support of Bill to Prevent Union of Blacks and Whites Washington, Dec. 11. A denunciation of the legal procedure under which "a brown-hued. black-skinned, thick-lip ped, brutal -hearted African can walk into an office of the law and demand an edict guaranteeing him legal wed lock to a white woman" was one of many sensational features of a speech in the house today by Representative Kuddenberry of Georgia, in favor of resolution he had introduced earlier to prohibit intermarriage of whites and negroes. . Did Not Get a Vote. The .measure, a direct result of the recent marriage of Jack Johnson, the negro pugilist, with a white girl, did not -et a vote, but it enlivened a dull day's proceeding and incidentally aid ed in a' filibuster of Representative Goldfogle of New York that sent the Burnett illiteracy test immigration bill over until probably the middle of Jan uary. May Bring Country to Conflict. Mr. Roddenberry prophesied that the legal sanction of the mixed marriages ultimately might brin this country to a conflict. He declared: that "no bru tality, infamy or degradation in all the days of southern slavery possessed such villainous characteristics and atrocious dualities as the permission of that marriage by the laws of this country." "White Slave of African Brute." In Chicago, he said, not only is the white slave traffic carried on, but "the white girls of this country are made the slaves of an African brute, sanc tioned by the laws of the state, and solemnized by a form of the marriage ceremony." "Country of Morals, Traditions, Vir tues." Mr. Roddenberry added: "We say this Is a great country, with its mor als, traditions, virtues and examples, deserving to be emulated and envied by the other countries of the earth. But we see an African with much bru tal force, with no moral character, with no stamina, in defiance of the laws of Illinois yea, in accordance with the laws of Illinois in defiance of the municipal regulations, entering lUB , u J'""'"" ". or other legal officer, in that city and cHiungon mm 10 e iu me, young American woman, of our own blood, our own color." Suicide Preferable to Such Marriage. The speaker declared that "in the fellowship betwen the blacks and the whites in the south the blacks respect ed the- superiority of their former mas ters, and would commit self-destruction.-'before entertaining the thought of marrying with a Caucasion girl." TO PREVENT MARRIAGES OF WHITES AND NEGROES Resolution' Introduced in Congress by Georgia Representative. Washington, Dec. 11. "Intermar riage between negroes or persons of color, and Caucasians, or any other character of persons within the United States or any territory under their jurisdiction" would be prohibited un der a Joint resolution introduced to day by Representative Roddenberry, of Georgia. "The term negroes or persons of color," is defined in the bill as any and all persons of African descent or having any trace of African or negro blood. The measure was referred to the Ju diciary committee. WOMEN SELL EGGS AT 24 CENTS A DOZEN Effort to Break Corner in Philadel phia Starts Out Well. Philadelphia, Dec. 11. One hundred and fifty thousand dozen eggs were sold today at stations in various sec tions of the city by members of the Housekeepers' league In the first day of their campaign to break the corner which they claim has been maintained by retaU dealers here. - Eggs that have been selling for from 27 cents to 49 cents a doien were sold by the women at 24 cents. Such was the demand at the forty stations in operation today that only the . inability to secure enough handlers prevented even a larger number being disposed of. As a rule the retailers maintained their -former price. , , RU8SIAN CROWN PRINCE WOUNDED BY NIHILIST. Injuries of Such Nature Ha Cant 8uo ' ceed to th Throne, ' London, Dec.: 12. The Daily Express this morning revives the story that Crown Prnce Alexis of Russia was the victim of niholism. It asserts that he is suffering - from the effects of a wound made by a trusted attendant who has since proved to be a, nihilist. The wound, says the Express, Is of such a nature that the price is incapa ble of continuing In the line of suc cession to the throne, and therefore appointment of heir designate is be ing discussed in cour circles as Em peror Nicholas' brother. Grand Duke Michel, has renounced his rights. TO FINISH THE TARIFF . . HEARINGS IN JANUARY Congressman Underwood, Demoeratie Leader, Says That Is His Desire. "Washington, Dec. 11. "I want to see the tariff hearings concluded by the ' end of January. The ways and means committee will have a chance to work out the rough, draft of a bill for the -use of - the new ways and means committee after the present congress expires March 4th," said Dem ocratic Leader Underwood today. Mr. Underwood probably will introduce to morrow a resolution to authorize ad ditional expert assistance in connec tion with the proposed tariff revision. , Brigandage at Hartford. Hartford, Dec 11 Mrs. Sarah Res nick, who keeps a small store at $7 Laurel street, reported to the police tonight that three young men whom she did. not know, entered her store this, afternoon .held her at the point of a revolver, and robbed .the cash reg ister. About $10 was stolen. The po lice have so far found no cluoa. . . ' . Condensed Telegrams Th Supreme Court of Missouri ruled that a divorced woman is a widow. . Stephen Ranmaker of Woodhaven, L. I., was kicked to death by a mule. Caesar, the Pet Dog of the late King Edward, is seriously ill in London. Odessa, Russia, is gripped by a coal famine as a result of the Balkan trouble. The Christmas Demand for new quarters and halves is greater this year than ever before. Col. C. B. Montague, soldier of for tune, and first mayor ot Sitka, Alaska, died in Portland, Ore., aged 83. A Slight Earthquake lasting several seconds was felt at Calais, Me, yes terday. No damage was reported. Alderman James J. Smith, of New York City proposed an ordinance to make six day bicycle racing illegal. The Health of the Navy Was Good during 1911, showing a slight improve ment over that of the previous year. After Saving Up Nickels Since 1883, Mrs. Emily Kun of New York lost the entire, bagful, 10,000 In all.to a burglar. William W. Stone, formerly of Pres ident Roosevelt's secret service staff, died at his home at Concord, N. H, Tuesday. James Otis Kalar, author of 145 bookB written especially for boys, to whom he was better known as James Otis, died yesterday. President Taft is Considering an of fer of the Kent professorship at the Yale Law school. The place has been vacant for several years. As a Protest Against the High Cost of living, more than 2,000 workmen of Grgenta, province of Fererra, Italy, fired the house of the mayor. George F.' Heath, the Oldest hand press printer and compositor in the United States, celebrated his eighty fourth birthday in Tarrytown, N. Y. The House of Lords passed the anti white slave bill adopted some time ago by the house of commons. The bill provides for flogging for first offend ers. Maine's Lobster Catch for the cur rent year will exceed $2,000,000 in val ue, according to a statement of James Donahue, commissioner of sea and shore fisheries. ttumort That the Massachusetts In stitute of Technology might merge with Harvard, university were denied by President Richard C. Maclaurin of the institute. Forty Thousand Letters in five months represents the tota lof Gov ernor Wilson's mail since he came in to prominence as the democratic can didate for president last July. Official Society in the Capital is go ing in for ice skating and steps were taken yesterday for the building of a rink on the grounds used by the Wash ington horse show In the spring. Reiterating the Charge that his wife shut him to obtain his life insurance, Eugene H. Grace yesterday filed suit for divorce against Daisy Opie Grace. At her trial Mrs. Grace was acquit ted. , 1 . William H. Quigley, Detroit, business agent of the Carpenters' union, yester day was held to the federal grand Jury on the charge of the district attorney that he had committed perjury as a witness at th "dynamite conspiracy" trial. Damage Estimatad as Close to $100,- 000 resulted from a fire yesterday morning in a four story brick building on Park street, New Haven, used for manufacturing purposes. Lederer ft Co. and the Colonial Brass Ca. were burned out Acting on the Complaints of parent that their children had been gambling away their . lunch money, detectives yesterday raided a "policy shop" with in a stone's throw of two Brooklyn high schools and six men in the place made their escape. William Zeigler, Heir to $14,000,000 under the will of a millionaire baking powder manufacturer.who adopted him in infancy, was married at a fashion able New York hotel yesterday at norm to Miss Gladys V. Watson of that city. They were childhood sweethearts. Twenty-four of the 29 Massachusetts cities which held their annual elec tions this month have voted to grant permanent firemen one day off in five. The proposition was defeated in four cities, Taunton, Fitchburg, Northamp ton and Lowell, and was not voted up on in Brockton. A Plea by Warden Bridges of the Massachusetts state prison and two clergymen for ' the pardon of Samuel Mitchell, a Lynn negro serving a life sentence for murder, was successrui. Mitchell was convicted of murdering Mrs. Ada .Taylor 2 years ago, when he was 19 years of age. A Suit Brought Against General Sickles by his daughter, Mrs. Eda Oackenthorpe, wife of a British army officer, was argued yesterday in the New York supreme court Mrs. Crack enthorpe seeks to have revoked a $80. 00 trust fund created for her benefit and to have her father dismissed as trustee. President Taft Will Lsava Washlng ton at midnight December 18 for Key West, Fla, whence he will sail on the afternoon of December 21 for Panama on the battleship Arkansas. Mrs. Taft a military aide. Secretary Hilles, C. P. Taft, the president's brother, and probably several other persons will be In the party. "The Large Number of feeble mind ed children today Is a direct result of the overwork and overstrain to which the mothers are subjected In the fac tories. This is the conclusion of Dr. Max Schlapp, head of a bureau which was established bv the New York de partment of charities a year go for the study or aerecuve cniiaren. Bids Called for Porto Rico Bonds. Washington, Dec. 11. Bids for $1, 000,000 of 4 per cent gold bonds ot Porto Rico have ben invited by the bureau of insular affairs, to be opened January 22. These bonds in denom inations of $5,000 will mature in 1013, but are redeemable twenty years after Issue. Their proceeds are to be applied to an extensive irrigation project. Activities by Blaok 8aa Turks. thens, Deo. 11. It is .emi-offloially coafirmed that Biaak sea Turks have befen burning villages and massacring thi inhabitants in the neighborhood of Galllpoli and Lalos. Similar atroeVIes haVe occurred In the Keshan! district of (Thrace, where 800 Greeks have been massacred. The town of Keshanl and surrounding villages hart been burned. Long Terms for Two of Aliens - - V SIDNA ALLEN GETS 35 YEARS, WESLEY EDWARD8 27 YEARS COMPROMISE EFFECTED Each Was Under Indictment For Three Murders Two of Gang Under Death Sentence, Enjoy Respite. Wytheville, Va., Dec. 11. Thirty five years in the penitentiary is the penalty Sidna Allen will pay for his part in the shooting up of Carroll county courthouse at Hillsvilie last March, when five persons, Including the presiding Judge, the sheriff and the commonwealth's attorney, were killed by members of the Allen clan and a number of others wounded. Allen's " nephew, Wesley Edwards, will spend 27 years In the penltentiar. Sentences Result of Compromise. ' These two sentences were the re sult of a compromise this afternoon following a verdict of voluntary man- siaugnier in tne case of Sidna Allen for the murder of Commonwealth's Attorney William M. Foster, the Jury fixing the penalty in that case at five years' imprisonment. Allen already had been found guilty of second de gree murder at a former trial for the killing of Judge Massie, for which he had been sentenced to fifteen years In the penitentiary. Another indictment pending against him for the murder of Sheriff Webb, was compromised by letting him plead guilty to second de gree murder and take a fifteen years sentence. The combined sentences make 35 years. . Nine Jurors Stood for Acquittal. Three indictments against Wesley Edwards also were compromised he taking a sentence of nine years' Im prisonment on each. In the second trial of Sidna Allen, which ended today, nine of the Jurors on the first ballot stood for acquittal and the other three for murder in the second degree. The Courthouse Tragedy, This ends a tragedy without parallel and which stirred the country from one end to the other. Following the conviction last March of Floyd Allen of an offense which would have sent him to the penitentiary for one year, members of the Allen family clan nish mountaineers, opened fire on the court, omcials. At the first vnllov Judge Thornton L. Maasie fell mor tally wounded and after the fustlade which followed Sheriff Webb and Com monwealth's Attorney Foster also were found dead. On the following day one of the three jurors who were shot died of his wounds, as did also Miss Beattle Ayres, who had been a witness In the case. Captured In Des Moines. Floyd Allen was arrested the day following the tragedy, being too badly wounded to escape. The arrest of the others implicated In the shooting fol lowed at various intervals. The two men whose fate was decided today eluded the detectives for some months but were traced to Pes Moines, Iowa, and captured. Two Under Sentence of Death. Of the six men who have been con victed of complicity In the shooting, Floyd Allen and his son, Claude, are under sentence of death while Stdna and Friel Allen and Wesley and Sidna Edwards have been given long terms in the penitentiary. Victor Allen, a son of -Floyd, was acquitted and Byrd Marion was discharged because of 4ack of evidence against him. governor Mann today granted a re spite until January 17 to Floyd and Claude Allen, who were to have been electrocuted next Friday at Richmond. SMUGGLING CONSPIRACY INVOLVES DRESSMAKERS. Wrfe of Prominent Lawyer Named In the First Indiotment New York, Dec. 11. A smuggling conspiracy to which many of the tanr est dressmaking establishment throughout the United States are par ties, and through which the United States treasury has been defrauded of a million dollars, was alleged by the federal authorities today. A middle aged woman of refined poise, proficient in five languages, was indicted on the specific charge of "facilitating the transportation of smuggled goods Into this country" by the way of Canada. Customs officials described her as the wife of George Haldron, a lawyer.wlth offices in New York, London and Par is. When arrested she was at a fash ionable house here today, being In Pos session of 21 gowns valued at $10?(K9, the finest, the officials said that had been seized at this port in years. Mrs. Haldron was held in $2,000 bafL SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST MYSTIC BU8INESS MAN Several Arrests to Follow Confessions of Twelve Young Girls. Mystic, Conn., Dec 11. Upon a war rant issued by Prosecuting Attorney Benjamin Hewitt today, Amos It Parks, a well known business man, was arrested, charged with a statutory crime against Leah Barraclough, aged 12. Parks waived a hearing and was bound over to the next term of the superior court Prosecuting Attorney Hewitt an nounced tonight that more arrests would be forthcoming tomorrow. He declared that twelve young girls be tween the ages of 12 and IS had "confessed" to him and that It warn upon their testimony that the addi tional warrants have been drawn up. The affair has created a profound sensation here. New York Banker Grow Impatient Washington, Dec 11. An irate group of New York bankers and brokers surrounded Samuel Unterrajrer, coun sel for the banking and currency com mittee of the house, when the com mittee adjourned its "money trust" hearing late today and demanded that they be either excused or placed on the stand at once. The New York men have been In Washington since Monday and they were told tonight by Mr. Untermyer that they Would have to await their turns for examination. - Celebrated 100th Birthday. Howard, Kansas, Dec. 11. Descend ants of' George Munsinger Rather..! here today to celebrate the 100th an niversary of his birth. Mr. Munsin ger has 144 descendants living out cm a total of 1411, sixty-lire of whom were present today. Pries Drop on Bourse. St Petersburg, Dec 1L Prices en the Bourse have been dropping dally. There was a heavy fall today owing to reports of a critical tension be tween Russia and Aostrio i a.