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Fact in N.Y. President Roosevelt Accepts Chal lenge of the South and Names a Negro Collector in N. Y. Charles W. Anderson, the most prominent Negro Republican in New York State, is to be appointed by President Roosevelt to succeed Chas, H. Treat as Collector of Internal Rev enue at New York at a salary of ? 1,500 a year. The appointment is to be a person al one of the President's, and was op posed by the New York County Re publican organization to the extent that the organization favored Mr. Treat for . re-appointment. When they left here Friday night for Wash ington they still wore determined in their fight for Mr. Treat, though real izing that the President would un doubtedly have bis way. Evidently the matter was settled l>efote the New York delegation reached Washington, for it was stated in Washington Friday night that Mr. Treat is to lie promoted to the posi tion of Treasurer of the United States to succeed Ellis H Roberts, and not to be put out to make way for Chas. W. Anderson. Chairman Odell and Senators De pew and Platt have consented to the appointment of Anderson. They were not originally favorable to the ap pointment, but all of them like An derson, and when the President in formed them that he wished to ap point the well known Negro politician all of them acquiesced. Chairman Odell was informed of the matter tie fore he left for Europe and made no objection to the plan. Anderson has lieen one of his most valuable lieuten ants, and his selection by the Presi dent was in no respect distasteful to the State Chairman. The appointment of Anderson is recognized as being made for the pur pose of off setting the appointment of William D. Crum, a Negro, as Collec tor of the Port of Charleston. It has lieen frequently asserted by Southern critics of the President in discussing this appointment that the President THE STATESMAN. DENVER, COLORADO. would not appoint a Negro to such a position in the North. The action of the President in selecting Anderson fora corresponding position to that of Crum, in this city, is recognized as be ing intended to meet this criticism. As Collector of Internal Revenue here iS(( •Theodore RoosEVELn) Anderson will fill a position of consid erable importance, with more than fif ty subordinates, iuel tiding clerks, dep uty collectors and inspectors, Anderson is at present a State Rac ing Commissioner by appointment of Odell at a salary of S2,(XK) a year. He is a member of the State Republican Committee. He sits in this body as the representative of the Negroes of the Slate, though representing no district. He is a great political orator and made many speeches during the last campaign. He is the head of a Negro Republican club located in West s.'!<l street, near Eighth avenue, which is the most interesting club of the kind in the city. It has for members ail the prominent Negro politicians, act ors, singers, composers and financiers of the city. Its “club evenings,” when musical compositions are fur nisher! by all the prominent Negro stars of the city, are among the best in New York. In the membership list are the two noted teams, Williams and Walker and Cole and Johnson, and a score of others who are among the best known Negroes on the New York stage. Original compositions are given at these affairs, and last fall one of the most popular campaign songs of the year made its appearance there, being the work of a club mem ber, one of the Johnsons. At these affairs Anderson always presides. He has a splendid voice, and takes a lead ing part in the singing- New York World. Cat Rang for Admission. Ira S. Hatch of Hartland. Me., wai aroused from his slumbers about II o'clock the night of a big storm by the furious ringing of the doorbell. Lighting a lamp I ho host went down to hiH midnight guest, which proved to be no other personage than hfa , wonderful coon cat, Nigger. BOUGHT SKIN OF PIRATE. Fifteen Dollars Paid for Gruesome Relic of Barbarous Times. Fifteen dollars was the price a col lector of curiosities paid for a pieco of a Danish pirate’s skin about lb» size of a half dollar. It was sold at auction in London. At the same sale a lock of hair (guaranteed genuine) from Edward IV.'s head did not find a purchaser. The iyal hair was taken from the Kli > tomb at Windsor when it was opened in 1789. The Viking pirate, whose skin was sold, was captured and executed while pillaging Hadstock’s church, in Essex, over nine hundred years ago. and his skin was nailed to the church door as a warning to other evildoers. The relic, which looks like a Jagged piece of thick parchment, became lodged in the hlngs of the massive old door, where it was discovered In 1855. The remainder of mediaeval bnr barlty was an object of awe-struck in terest to the buyers at the sale. Co lost* I Idol. Two miles from Kamakura, and about twenty from Yokohama, in Ja pan. on a terrace near the temple sits the most gigantic Idol in the world. It Is the brazen image of a dlety. and it dates from the reign of the Emperor Shomu. who died A. I). 784. The di mensions of this idol are colossal. Ills height, from the base of the lotus-flower upon which he sits to the top of his head, is 634 feet. The face Is 16 feet in length and 94 feet wide, the eyes are 3 feet 9 inches from corner to corner, the eyebrows &4 feet and the ears 84 feel. The chest Is 20 feet In depth, and the middle Anger is exactly 5 feel long. The fifty-six leaves of the lotus throne are each 10 feet long and 6 feet wide. Ancient Gateway In Ireland. The gateway at (llendalough. Coun ty Wicklow. Ireland, formed the ent rance to the Seven Churches, the ruins of which, although they were creeled In the sixth century, still arouse the admiration and evoke the religions sentiment of travelers from all lands. Sunday School Enrollment. More than 13,000.000 persons are en rolled in the Sunday Schools of the country. In public schools the enroll ment Is more than 16,000,000, or only 8,000,000 more. Qualified. Prospective Employer—You’ve had some experience as a chauffeur? Applicant—Oh, yes. I've been ar rested several times for fust driving.