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POPE DEFIES FRANCE. SEPARATIOX OPPOSED. Government Prepares Stern Meas ures to Enforce Late. Paris. r*>c. 9 —France to-night seem* to face B n alarminc religious crisis. Last night> re port? of the Pope's eleventh hour rejection of th» government's final proffer under which Catholic worship oouM be continued under the common law turns out to be only too true, and the saadsachj now is apparently complete. Ac cording to the Holy Father's orders declarations uT^r the law of 1881 are prohibited, but the parish priests trust remain in their churches until driven out by violence. The official confirmation of this communica tion ha.« created a sensation, both In govern ment sad Catholic circles. Cardinal Lecot, Archbishop of Bordeaux: Archbishop Germain and others '"ho already had advised compliance with the law. have hastily instructed the parish rr j^ts of their dioceses that their former ad vire is null and void, and to-day in all the churches of Paris bishops and priests after mass read the letter from Cardinal Richard. Arch bishop of Paris, communicating the decision of the Holy See to "continue services in the churches, but abstain from any declaration," and Cardinal Richard's own instructions, in v i<=-.v of the order Issued by the Prefect of the Seine yesterday, not to permit for the present the employment of ceremonial draperies at mar-, liagps or fa:. era Is. The church wardens, whose legal existence ex pires 3T"Xt Tuesday, were thanked to-day from the pulpits of the. various churches. Prayers also were offered for the protection of God dur ing the coming period of persecution. The government regards the action of the Pon tiff bs little less than a summons to the French Catholics to open rebellion, and as rendering the dtuation exceedingly grave and possibly en tallirg- the moat deplorable consequences. Premier Clemenceu end M. Briand. Minister ef Public Worship, were In conference all day. Thero is no sign of the government faltering, but it recognizes that it may be forced to resort to extreme measures. M. Briand said to-day that thp decision of the Pope was entirely unexpected. The minister added: Th» encyclical is very grave. While condemn ing: the law of I!V>r». It advised recourse to the conpon law. Although the refusal to form cult ural asporiations was, in my opinion, an error end to she detriment of the Church, it was th« Church"! • gal right so to refuse. in a spirit of conciliation, out of respect to the consciences of ihe French Catholics, and in order to do nothing to disturb peace and tranquillity, the govern ment thereupon prescribed this easy means of continuing ■ship by a simple declaration, in accordance with the law of 1881. The Pope's brutal order to the clergy to reject this offer practically Incites them to violate the laws of the country. He no longer acts as the spiritual head of the Church, as the canonical objections against the law of If«i>Ti cannot be in voked against that of 1881. The Pope now as- S':mes a Meal leadership, and the vital ques tion is whether the Catholics of France will consent to follow bin or not. If they do the government will act with even greater energy because, of the tolerance it has manifested here tofore. Every violation of the law will be pros«» <oitfd, and. furthermore, special measures, legis lative and otherwise, may be taken. Tie special measures referred to by M. Briand are those Intimated by Premier Clemenceau'iii the Chamber of Deputies, namely, to strip the clergy of their privileges, compel them to per form military service and, as a last resort, to treat them as foreign subjects. Militant Catholics are rejoicing at the stern attitude of th% Pope. A religious organ says the faithful can BOW face the future with se renity ■nd *>how the persecutors of the Church that the Daughter of Eternity disdains the ef forts of wicked Deed and will triumph in the end." The decision of the Vatican, which is in the form of answers to specific questions, may be. iu:nmari7.od as follows: Parish priests, vicars, <t<-. must remain passive, and may not co-operate in any act of sequestration; but If the bishop considers that the refusal if the treasurers to surrender the Vpvs may cause fjrave consequences be can per mit them to do bo on condition that they do not f-isn any document consecrating the spoliation. fclshoj.s may authorise Catholic officials to par ticipate in sequestration, if the refusal would entlanp^r ; it ions necessary for the mainte nance of thoir families; but parish priests and other Catholics cannot participate In acts of se qcestration in any manner unless the seques tTf-d ecclesiastical property Is permitted to pay rent to the public administrator, or unless tho contract cannot be broken without heavy loss. <'hur<-hfs. presbyteries, episcopal mansions, seminaries. «tc. which are seised cannot be rented except in rase of absolute necessity, and f-fu-r the administrator has signed a declara tion not to attempt in any wise to abridge the liberty of th«» lessee. If called to the colors eclesiastlcH must appeal to the Council of State, bet pending the council's decision, should their failure t<» respond to the call subject them to the penalty of dfsertion, they can report for service. If cultural associations «re formed, the I'EiiFh prWt ir!u*t remain in Ms church and continue to hay mass until driven out by vio lence. If a schismatic priest appears, the legiti mate priest must leave the church, first warning h!g parlFhioiif-rs; but he must not participate In any schismatic service. Rorr.e, Dec. 0. — in spite of rumors of attempts to bring about a conciliation between Franco en-! the Vatican, Vatican authorities have de nied He.-.'.-., sad with emphasis, that any nego tiations to this end are under way. On the contrary, r*hurch officials are very indignant at Urn attltaJe taken by If. Brland. the French M!r.lst«r of Public Worship. They say that Franc* apparently grants facilities for the prac tic« of worship but In reality she Is striving to Piemen-: be r the organization of the Church by striking at the clergy. According to the latest Instruction, the clergy will not yield except to force, it Is believed here that December 11 will •«* the beginning of Increased bitterness In the conflict In France. HIGHWAYMAN EETURNS PURSE. Mis Yoiikers Girl to Give Her Money to the Church. Misg Edith Venn, of No. 718 North Broadway, Ter:k«-is, v.aa held up within a half mile of her hoaa last night. Th» highwayman. after exam- J "tag the contents of her puree, returned It to her •n<J told her to Kiv«i it Is the church. Miss Venn ** a duugvter of a superintendent of the Otis ele- v *tor work*. 6he was on her way home after »ifck!n X a cfelL Fi«li».r A. JsaV.«>r, whose home in nearby. Informed police. A £•■'.*-! alarm was s<>nt out to I.e. St>W. K«- V f:rcl d»-t^ •;-. > arr looking for the hlgh- Wii ytnan, but have ; . 1 ! <-• million to work on, ** Mii-s Wnn was ■'i frightened ihe could not <!«♦ 8-rttr. »;.,, appearance. KRUPP COMPANY ADDING TO PLANT. , £ s *'n, !->•-<•. 'j. — The Krupp Company has de ts<led t.j liH;r<-u.se Its capital Stock by $5,000,000, tsa to + Tf^ A m . w buildings to cost about $16,000, "*'• Ail ihe new issue of stock in to remain in * Krupj, family. < M.c million one hundred and *emy.fl Ye thousand dollars of the new luux In reserve. T HE ;OTH CENTURY LIMITED. v . T 0 CHICAGO IN 18 HOURS. I \'EW PORK ■ - Raili i ' To-dn.T, partly rloudr. To-morrow, fair; brUk eaX'wisd.. BOTTON SAVES HIS LIFE OFFICERS CLOSE CALL. Deflects Bullet from Policeman's Breast — Assailant Shot Dead. A Long Island City policeman. Charles Camp hell, came out of a lively flpht yesterday morn- Inp: in a laborers' shack at Pidgeon and Front streets with a powder burned coat, a bullet flattened button and a thankful heart. His as sailant, a tough, fighting Nogr". «a.s killod. A bullet from the revolver of Rounds-man H<»nry St»"u! hit the wild Negro squarely in the middle of the forehead. The fight began over an after breakfast crap grame. The, shack is occupied by laborers in the Pennsylvania tunnel. It has become notorious for its fights, and as poon as the two policemen heard the commotion they made for it double quick. A Xegrro waiter. John Galewood, waß the centre of an angry gToup of about thirty labor ers, both black and white, when the policemen entered. He paw Campbell rush toward him, and immediately drew his revolver. Campbell wns so . -lose when the man fired that a spot on his coat eight inches across was burned by the powder. The bullet hit a brass button and was fused by the terrific impact. A piece of it flew up across the policeman's cheek, leaving a livid trail. Steul saw Campbell stagger back. Thinking he was killed, he lunged at the murderous Negro. cc ¥ alewood fired twice at him, but missed. Th" roundsman deciding that he had taken enough chances, put a bullet In the Negro's l>r.-iin. He dropped like a stone. Death was instantaneous. Four men in the place were arrested as wit npsses. Steul was arraigned later and paroled In the custody of his captain. Campbell has a sore breast, but otherwise is uninjured. SIXTY SAILORS LOST. Boats of Japanese Cruiser Steam ped in Squall. Tokio. Pec. 0. — A number of sampans (small harbor boats i belonging: to the Japanese cruiser Cnitose were caught In a squall here to-day while returning from a trip. A number of the, boats were overturned and sixty men were drowned. A RISING IX CHINA. Anti-Foreign and Revolutionary Riots- at Ping-Kiang. Shanghai. Dec. 9. -Revolutionary and anii foreign. riots have broken out at Ping-Kiang, in the province of Klang-Se. Germans and other foreigners employed In the coal mines arc floe ing to Chang-Sha. The Governor or the prov ince is fK-n'lintr troops to suppress the disorders. DR. R. B. HULL RESIGXS. Severs Lous; Connection icith Brook lyn Church Because of 111 Health. The Rev. Dr. Roi>ert Bruce Hull, one of the best known Baptist clergymen in Brooklyn, re signed yesterday morning the. pastorate, of the Greenwood Baptist Church, Seventh avenue and 6th street. Dr. Hull, in bis farewell sermon, pave no reason for his sudden action, liis In timate friends said thai it was prompted by ill health, only a week «go yesterday I>' - Hull preached his twenty-third anniversary sermon as pastor of the fireenwood church. T<> a Tribune reporter lust night at his home. No. •">" .'ki street, Brooklyn, J>r. Hull said he had left his pastorate because of ill health and for no other reason. He said he had not "opt-ii well for some years and his physician ordered him to quit active work Ht once. Dr. Hull was born In Scotland, and ..'<me to this country when a boy. He was educated m the University of Rochester and at the semi nary at Rochester. Before he was graduated he wns called to the Baptist Church at L«ock [iort, N. V. There he was ordained. Later he was called to the Tabernacle Church, Second avenue and 10th street, uhere he was pastor fo r seven years. While he was there he marrie.l Miss Anna Louisa Chlpman. a member of the Tabernacle congregation. Mrs. Hull said last night her husband needed a long rest, and that they would stay tn the city for a time. PURSE OF $1,000 RAISED FOR PASTOR. A purse, of $1,000 was raised aftfr the morning service yesterday by the congregation of the Marcy Avenue Baptist Church. Brooklyn, for their pastor, the Rev Charles T. Know. The Key. Mr. Snow's homo, al No. US Miiion street, wns burned out o n Saturday aftornoon. MAY BE BEADING BAHBOAD STBIKE. Ultimatum To Be Submitted by Employes Gives Company Forty-eight Hours. f By T»]»Kr»l>h to The- Tribune ) Philadelphia. Dec. 9.-A committee represent ing the several organizations of employes of the Reading Railroad system is In this city to-night ready to present demands to the officials of the company to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. Members of the committee declared to-night that the company will have Just forty-eight hours in which to grant these demands. If they be re fused the whole system will be tied up by a strike at once. The organizations represented are the con ductors, brakemen, engineers", firemen, switch men and yardmen, all of whom, it is declared, jii-e agreed upon the strike ultimatum. The re . . -nt ." per cent advance In the wages of the em ployes was <l«eined insufficient reply to the ro quests for more pay and better hours, with other grievances to be ad.lu.sted. The men say they will have the support of the organizations and thai the strike might spread to other roads. DISCOVERS THIBTY-SIX NEW STARS. Found with Cooke Lens by Young Woman Member of Harvard Observatory Corps. I It;. Telegraph to Th« Tribune. ] Boston. Dec B.— Mis* H. 1^ Leavltt, a member of the Harvard College Observatory corps, with the aid of improved photographic appliances, has just discovered thirty-Six new variable stars, During the examination of photographs taken with the < 'ooke lens, a few days ago. elie discovered a new object In the Constellation Vela. It Is believed to be a nova. Th« majority of the stars discovered are fainter at their maximum than those of the tenth magnitude. The region In which these star* are has 1 18 centre at right a*<-*:ii»if.in 12 hours and 4,-cliiu»tW>n miner 60 degrees. Six of the new rim roverlea are thought to belong to (he Algol type «—« — SCARCITY OF MEN FOR HILL RAILWAY. ( By I>le«i»|.li to Th« Tribune.) Cl Iras" 1 * 1 I' 1 " - 9.- Positions psytag from $Oo to • l»0 a month are open, with no takers, on the Ores! Northern Railway, So difficult is it for the mil rand '"«'•< m' 1 " for "■" j"bs that the '"•''' ".kih IlvliliUhed Hi. employment bureau. O. D. Johnson, :.* t the special amenta, i* now in Chicago aearcu ing tor m«u» "NEW- YORK, MONDAY. DECEMBER 10. 1906.-TWELVE PAGES.-., T>?3KX2£2m*+ MICHAEL PETTES OLD HO\rE ON ROCKAWAT ROAD. JAMAICA, LON'C. ISLAND. MICH A El- PETTF, PARKnALT- Proposed new home of the erstwhile cobbler, Michael Pette, in Jamaica, long Isla SCHIFF AVERTS PANIC. ROSTRUM BREAKS DOWX. * Hush of Jews to Greet Dr. Lenin Overloads Platform at Durland's. What might have been a serious panic was narrowly averted In Durland's Riding Academy i last night, when part of an audience of six i thousand Jews rushed forward to shake hands | A viih Dr. Shmaryahu Lenin, a Jewish member j of the Russian Douma, thereby causing about I twenty-five feet of the platform to collapse. No one was injured in the accident, but had It not been for the coolness of Jacob SvhinT, who pre sided at the meeting and luckily did not at down with the fifty or more who sank through ! the floor In a heap, there would have been a rash I for the doors in which many persona might have ' been seriously injured. j. The meeting, which was nrobabty the largest gathering of Jews • -■.•.< < *•> :■.," :hiV Ci£vp-t»U2 held in honor of Dr. Lewln. who spoke on •'The Position of the Jews In Russia." The doors of Durland's. which were opened nt 5 o'clock, were 'loped an hour later, as even- one of the five thousand seats In the body of the auditorium had been filled. Before the meeting opened, at S o'clock, four thousand more, persona had gath ered oulsid«» the doors. Mrs. S. Rabinowitz, wife of the well known Russian .lew writer, Sholem Aleicbem, became hysterical when she thought her husband had gone down in the crash. She recovered, how ever, when she found he had not been hurt. On the platform were many prominent Jews. In .opening the meeting Mr. SchifE said, in part: Russia Is not a country of the t ■ ■ « • i • l . • any longer. It is :i country of the aristocracy. It has often been said thai th- persecution of "lews will never cease until they have ceased to be revolutionary, but I say t.i you and to the agents of the Russian government- I do not doubt that some of them are In this audience — that the Jews are not revolutionists from choice, but because of the red Russian government. I have not heard of Jews being revolutionists In France, Germany. England or In the.--.- pleasant United States. I have always been convinced that In a country which Is really his country the Jew is really the best citizen in the land. The advice I would give to the Russian gov ernment is to sMve the Jew the right of citi zenship, and, whereas to-day they call him a curse, they will then call him a blessing. ! have found In the last two years thai the Rus sian government did not want to carry out any of its promises to the Jews. They make promises only because they need money and they think that the Jewish bankers and ether bankers will be appeased by promises. Any banker who to day will give money to the Russian government commits a crime against humanity, i have saM to my friends In Europe and my financial friends here that If the Russian ministry wants to get the regard of Jews It must remove the pale of settlement. Give the Jew the right to go where he, pleases in Russia nnd the Russian question will be solved. Judge Cyrus L. Sulzberger, of Philadelphia, was loudly cheered when he said: "We welcome this gu^st who is struggling for liberty. Lot him take back to his Imperial master the picture of a million Jews who. arriving here from Rus sia, despoiled of their goods and almost of their manhood, have become the bone and sinew of thin nation." The Rev. l>r. .1. 1.. Magnes, rabbi of Temple Emanu-EI. also spoke, but it was not until Dr. Jye.win was introduced that the audience was thoroughly aroused. They cheered for more than a minute, and waved the blue and white flag of the Jewish Zionists in a frenzy of excite ment. I>r. Lewin, who does not speak or understand English, started to talk in German, bu: was soon stopped by cries that he speak in Yiddish. Hf acceded to the demand. At first he had the audience convulsed by his Jokes, and then held them spellbound by his serious eloquence. He outlined the history of the Jewish massacres, since they began in ISB2, and declared they were not spontaneous upris ings, but carefully planned by the government. He said that, whenever there was any trouble in the country, they always sought to relieve their feelings by turning on the Jew. The solu tion Of the trouble, he said, must come from the I>ouma and not from the government. He appealed to the Jews hero to help their brethren in Russia by keeping the world ii - formed of tne atrocities and by Bending finan cial assistance. He Mid he thought that, aside from »he Jewish problem, the wretched condi tion of , the common people In Russia might well become an international question, when twenty million of the peasants were starving. PRIEST FALLS INTO OPEN GRAVE. I By Telegraph to The Tribune.) Baltimore. Dec. 9.— While the Rev. Father Joseph ick of St. John's Catholic Church, at Laog • en was closing the service at the burial of a ■tatM-of the order of Notre Dame, yesterday after the ground slipped from under his feet asd ''""" ,1 Into the open grave. Many persona and 1 I the order were gathered around the grave, listen «>i i filled with terror, Father Houck «i i'el ed out reassured the mourners, and the Bervlt* tat rinw A COBBLERS MANSION. TO LEAVE HUMBLE HOUSE Italian, Former Woodhaven Shoe maker, Builds $75,000 Home. Michael Pette. who came to this country from Italy penniless and started as a cohbler in Wood haven. Long Island, twenty years ago. has started for Europe. He retired from business Hui moved from the humble little home in Kockaway road. Jamaica. In which lie had lived with his family while he va? amassing a for tune. Pette approved plans drawn by Walter I. HaUiday from suggestions made by the erst while cobbler for a marble-finished house, to cost approximately .*7.">.<m.n>. Pette thinks the lung leap from the cobbler** bench to the occupancy of a 975,000 house Is none too far. He has stinted himself and saved bo that every penny of available capital might *v msefuKy emplfvj'ed. and ncm hit' nuana to enjoy the fruits of his years of labor. Nothing that can be bought with money is too good for Pette and the members of his family. The house is to be furnished and decorated In the style most pleasing to its owner, regardless of ex pense! His present European trip is for the double purpose of starting his son's education in Germany and collecting decorative mantels and statuary for his new home. No one In Jamaica besides Pette and the architect who drew the plans knows that Petce means t<> leap from one of the poorest houses t" the most showy one for mllea around. Pette has been reticent regarding his affairs, and locally lie i«; known merely us :\ man who had been steadily forging ahead. [vtte's work as i cobbler In Woodhaven was ro well done that it attracted the attention of some of his customers, who. learning that he was studying Knglish literature at night after his long day's work was finished, decided to help him. He wa<» appointed court interpreter. The salary of thai office served to maintain him and enabled him to start a bank account. Intercourse with men In court taught the cob bler some of the possibilities in the real estHfe >ss, and he launched out Independently eieht or nine years ago, buying and building houses and selling at large profits. His money hji^ been exceedingly busy while pr>t»e. vrho studied law but waa never admitted te the bar. added much to h : * hoard bj semi-legal services rendered to his i.»ss learned countrymen. Several months ago TVtte returned to Italy. and while there and in Southern Frame fell in love with some of tho Roman Corinthian style of architecture. He determined thai he would have a house that embodied the br^st features " f those he most admired, and made sketches for the use of the architect When he returned he gave the sketches to Mr. Halliday. and gavf> him the most minute details regarding the ar rangemeni of the house. The structure, which will rest on the crest ot" the ■backbone of Long Island." will face south, its front will be conspicuous from a 1 iig dis tance, aa the hill upon which it will be erected is a high on* and visible for miles around. Large, high marble pillar* «ill Rank the <-n trance. Access to the froni porch will be had bj a Roman stairway finished In marble. Within there will b. a gallery all around the entrance hall, which i« to be arranged with niches for statuary.. The gallery will be supported '" handsome columns. Mural painting" are executed by experts. The library, which will be In the southwest corner of th. flrsl Boor, w!l] be the owner's choicest room. Bookcases are to be built into the walls, while busts of the cobbler-student's favorite authors sculptors and painters will look down from above then. Parkhail, as Pette will call his new home, will i>e at Jeffry and Pette avenues, and will Bit well back, so thai tne sloping fro.ni of the estate mat be transformed Into an Italian car den, with a pergola and garden furniture, p. m.» is not yet forty years old. AN ACT OF VANDALISM IN ROME. Bronze Tortoise Stolen from the Famous Fountain in the Piazza Tartaruga. Rome, Dec. !*.— In 'l"' Piazza Tartaruga stands a charming fountain. It has been attributed to Raphael, though it vt:as erected by the Floren tine Taddeo LamllnJ In 1"> V " It la composed of a bronze group of four youths, dolphins and tor toises, Last night one of the tortoises was cut away with a ch'sel and stolen. No trace of it has yet been found. A similar th -ii was com mitted thirty years ago. but the tort..!-;,- stolen then was afterward discovered ha London. It has been repeatedly proposed to transfer this fountain to some museum, in order to avoid the dancer of such vandalism as was committed last night. ■' -. SULTAN AGAIN SERIOUSLY ILL. Rome. Da?. 9.— Trustworthy Information received here from Constantinople AescrJbea the Sultan of Turkey as again dangerously tir from an affection of th« bladder. . HENRI. CONFISEUR, 67-69 W. 44TH, oppoelte Hippod"""^ Tea Room. Patlase sim OUoe* Jnwn&i'— t , Bonbon*. C»t^oi,n:».-Advt. O\LT CARE FOR CATS. WOULD-BE SUICIDES WISH Woman Takes Chloroform — Com mends Pets to President. Lulu B. Grover.. a magazine writer, attempted suicide yesterday in her apartments at No. |MI Lexington avenue, after writing a letter to Pres ident Roosevelt and another letter, in which she left all her property to the President, who would pee, she said, that her body was cremated. She especially requested that no trouble be caused to her kittens, saying that Mr Roosevelt would look out for them as soon as he heard of her death. Although in Die house in Lexington avsssefl only a month. Mrs Grove? made fast friends with all there. She renNsaVl little in them, ex cept that she rote many magazine articles, to have something to occupy her mind. About a month ago Airs. Graver, who Is a •widow, rented rooms in the Lexington sjweassa house from M. Kennyshone. She brought with h»r two eats, and for the first few days she was not scon often. Then «h«* calif d on Mr«. Marie Hunter who lives on the first floor; Mr?. Lyons and Mrs. K. M. Taft. who occupied the rooms on the top floor. Mrs. Grr.ver gave no inkling as to her past. She spent much of her time in the yard with her cats, and early in th»» morning she would leave a quantity of men' and milk in the yard for cats. Her rooms wore filled with furniture many el the pieces being costly <~>n the walls were many pictures, about a dozen of them being of Presi dent Roosevelt. They showed the President dressed in various costumes, such as during the Spanish war: on board the battleships, in hunt ing costume and in t-\ening clothes. She once told her friends that the President was a distant relative of hers. Since last Thursday Mrs. <;rover was seen In frequently, antl her neighbors thought that sh« remained in her rooms because of the cold weather. Late on Friday evening she went out for a few minutes, it now being known that at this time she mailed a letter to President Roosevelt- Late yesterday afternoon, as Mrs. Taft was going down the stairs, she heard groans, and* discovered Mrs. Grover unconscious on a bath room floor. Mrs. Taft >-an to l)r. Martin, of No. 15] East 127 th street, who hurried to the house. As she started to make an examination Mrs. Graver became conscious, and In a very low voice said: ' Let me alon». I T*-|?h to die. There is rif> one to blame."' The doctor discovered that she had taken a quantity of chloroform, and administered an an tidote. The phisiclan then Informed the East lSCfh street station, and Detectives < VRourke and Cameron went to th« house. Dr. Ginsberg was called from the Harlem Hospital, and Mrs. Grover was taken to that institution. Her con dition was critical, and at a late hour last night it was said that her chances of recovery were slight. The sealed lett-r found on the woman's table read: TO the coroner or the tii«t police officer that finds •my b*'(Jv here: ----- : ■ • • ■ ■"- •* ■■ • 1 beg of you to telephone to President Theodore Roosevelt. 'He will have my body cremated. 1 have written to him. have mad* I iv will, and all I have is his. He will have everything attended to Just as 1 wish it to b*. and all will be right. He knows where to find everything. Plnase find Inclosed *'■ m d a thousand thanks for your kindness. Please do not let my poor kittens be frt*ht<»ned or annoy ■ President Roosevelt -.111 take them as soon as he receives my letter I mailed to-night to him. Please lot them stay here until thea. Mv heart is broken, so I take my own life In th« familiar way I know by drinking chloroform. No one la to blame but myself. I trust my spirt l : and future life to a merciful and loving Ond. who knows and judges our sorrow. on the table also was an unsealed letter wht h sani: I feel so aorry for the nervous shock my death litre hi thin nous* will raoae kind hearted Mrs. Lyons and several. !'■ - Mr" T.ift ha* mail* my home such a pleasant one while her*. They welcomed me with Klad kin.) heart* when I moved here, ami hay» done all a lady could do to make my home pleas ant. I am so sorry to shock them. rorgtv* me. Cod will. I am sure. #»,-«,.«, *"l hope Mr. Kennyshone. the owner will forgive me for taking mv life in Mis house, this little home Ills* so well Goodby. Best wishes to you all. On the other side of the sheet was: Dear Mrs. Tnfr. Kind. Swe«t Krion.l l h »* ° vnn to be cheerful and let your light shine as lie fore this occurred. 1 am so glad to go to my Maker who understands all thlnsrs and judges mv broken heart. I believe my life will he sent out to do its work in another form, whatever T am worthy •' 1 will reap what 1 have sow*, he it good or evil, |xi not shed roars At the Harlem Hospital a charge of attempt at suicide was lodged against Mrs. f.rover. When she was seen she was asked: •Who shall be notified if anything serious happens?" "There is only on< perseo." she replied in » low voice, "and that is mj rHaatiTe, Preeasanst Roose^ • Mrs. Grover also said that she had no rela tives in this city. She made several inquiries as to her cats, and smiled when she was told thai they would receive every attention. FIRE ALMOST FATAL. Wall* and ttuof Tumble In m Men Slide Dozen Ladder. Fire destroyed th- six story factory building at N'os. Ist; and INN \\ ostet street late last night, causing a damage of at least ?I»X>.«oft The flames' started . n the thinl Boor, where it is thought a maW of inflammable material was left. How ii originated is not known. Acting Fire Chief Rinns probably saved the lives of thirty nretnen by giving orders to leave the interior of the building Just before the roof and thro.- upper floors fell In. 'AH hands out and down the ladders*: was hi.s order. It was :>nt back and forth, but did not reach the men until the last one was sliding down the ladder, and then with a loud roar the roof and floors tumbled in. Work was hampered by the lack of water pressure. The men lalwred for three hours be fore the fire was rwially under control. The building was ik-cupied by r.ppelsheimer & Co makers of ice cream mould* ; Greennciaj & Co.. manufacturers of wires Tor women's ha; q. Heimus. •'■ •' •' s In silk trimmings, and riisr»*r. Gre.'iiwal't & Co.. '"' '" ' "i'> two floors with a clothing warehouse and factory. WOUNDED EX-SENATOR WORSE. Arthur Brown. Shot in Washington Satur day, in Critical Condition. Washington, i >.••■ *-. — Ex-Senator Arthur Brown, of Salt Lake City, who was shot by Mrs. Anna M. Bradley in his room at the Raleigh Ho i.-i In this city, yesterday afternoon. in in 4 critical condition at the Emergency Hospital to night. '. : : 'i '■■; Mr. ' Hr.iv. us son and daughter arrived to night. Mrs. Bradley was taken to the House of Detention this morning. She was hysterical all day. Breakfast in New York, t.um-h hi Boston by using Urn MAVKi.OWKR. LJMITCD" u«ln. leaving *i i.iAi a. in., due 1.-CQ p» r~-Ativt. VIUCE THREE CENTS. MR. STOKER ANSWERED LETTER BY PRESIt)f:\T. Some of Former Ambassadors Atr serf ions Untrue. "Washington. Dec o.— President Kotwrvelt igtsl public to-night a Ion? letter addres.^d to Secre tary Root giving correspondence between th* President and ex-Ambassador fitorer. at Vleaaa. and Mrs. Storer. in which he says that Mr. ■■evert refusal to answer his letters and th« publication of various private letters Justified the amhassa dor's removal: that Mr. Storer'e publication of private correspondence was pe culiarly unsrentlemanly, and that he (the Prefi d»nt> had stated with absolute clearness his po sition, and th» reason why It was out of thA question for him as President to try to sjet any archbishop made cardinal, though espi " « his admiration for Archbishop Ireland, M«tltM leaders of other denominations. The Presiden* says he thinks it -well that the members of the Cabinet should know certain facts "which he (Storen either suppresses or misstates." ll* did not resent the action of th* Storera. he says, "until it became evident they were likely to damage American interests.'* Ha says Mrs. s»orer urged him to give her husband. a Cabinet place, and that she stated that Mr. Choato at London, and General Porter at Paris. were not proper persons to ba ambassadors, suggesting her husband. The President Incorporates a letter from Post master General Cortelyou contradicting th* statement that President McKinley had com missioned a man to ask the Pop*. **aa a. personal favor to him" and as "an honor to the country." to appoint Archbishop Ireland as cardinal. Sir. Cortelyou says the late President never mad* any such request. The President declares that Mr. Storer*s statement that he authorised any such message to be delivered to Pop* Plus \m untrue. He says that ha never received a let ter from Ambassador Storer giving aa account of hla visit to the Vatican and of the measaaw he personally gave the Pope on behalf of Mr. Roosevelt. . THE PRESIDENT'S IjETTER. The President's . action to-night follow* tne> publication of ' th« confidential pamphlet" which' Mr. Storer last week sent to the President, the* Cabinet and the Senate Foreign Relations Cam-* mittee. The President's letter la as follows: I Th« White House. I "Washington. December 2. My Dear Mr. Boot: In view of the fact that Mr. Bellamy Storer has sent to each member of my Cabinet, as well as to myself, a pamphlet under date of November. ISOC, purporting to> give an account of those relations of hla with, ■m which led up to his removal from the position, of Ambassador at Vienna, I think It as welt that you and the other members of the Cabinet should know certain facts which he either sup presses or misstates. As to the necessity for removing him from this position. I suppose there Is no need of discussion. An ambassador who refuses to answer the letters of the Presi dent cannot remain an ambassador. His state ment that my letters to him were of a character such that ha could not answer them needs n.» further comment than to point out that in such case it was his clear duty Instantly to resign. His publication of the various private letter* between his wife and himself and me woulit furnish any additional Justification, were such needed, for his summary separation from the service. He does not give the State Depart ment's final letter to him. which runs as fol lows: September 10. 1906. Hon. Bellamy Storer. Paris. France. Your letter of August 3 does not require any com ment as a whole, but by direction of tha President I answer it a* regards one point. You assume that in the letter of December 11 the President wrotß you not as on* official of the United State* to another, but a. purely personal and private letter, nnd you state that this letter shows on Its* face that no answer from you was asked for, suggested or expected. It Is hard to understand your niakln* snch * statement, In view of the fact that the letter you quote derives Its entire importance from th<» ac companying letter, which you wer« asked to r#»a<l and hand to Mrs. Storer. in which Mrs. Storer was informed that unless she took certain definite action your connection with the diplomatic service would "have to be severed. It Is. of course, un necessary to discuss, and It ought to be unnecenaanr even to alluda to. any proposition so absurd ai that this »«v->ran.-i of you from the service weaaa| be asked for rot by the President AS President, but in Ma private capacity. The President was anstnti.-* to treat both yon and Mrs. Storer with the utmost gentleness and consideration, and it itemed to him that his end could be achieved In the way easiest for you by following the course which he actually* did follow. The letter to Mrs. Storer. of course, became part of the matter of which you were re quired to take cognizance. In it Mrs. Storer was asked to fulfil certain conditions, failure to fulfil which would require, she was informed, your sev erance from the service, which condition »ha m»v«r fulfilled. You w<re requested to read this letter and hand it to her. It is difficult to H;l < rm.itiz» merely as folly th» proposition that under thes«» conditions the President's letter required no an swer. I have the honor to be, sir. your obedient servant. ROBERT BACON, Acting Secretary. RELATIONS WITH STOKERS. It is never pleasant to have to discuss personal affairs, or to quote or explain from personal cor respondence, which Is one reason why it Is held] to as a peculiarly uncentlemanly thins; to pub lish private correspondence. But as Mr. Stores' In his extraordinary pamphlet prints various letters written by himself, by me and by Mrs. Storer. I shall set forth briefly the facts of tba> case, giving: certain letters which are necessary; in order as understand clearly those which hei prints. v I first met the Storers while I was Civil S«r-. vice Commissioner, and ha had come to 'Wash-* ington as a Congressman. They were then kind) and friendly in their relations with me and my family. I retained a lively recollection of this kind and friendly attitude, and. because of th» affection it Inspired. 1 submitted to conduct from Mr. and Mrs. Storer to which I would] have submitted from no other ambassador and his wife, and 1 did not resent their actions until II became evident that they were likely to dam age American interests. Mrs. Storer Insisted to DM often that their change of creed had prov««| a deadly blow to, her husband's career, and that they were suffering for conscience* sake, t ace. -pied this statement as true, and it save ms) a certain ebtvalise feeling that I outrht to do> what I could to help them, am! b» as patient as) possible with thr'in. t'ndef President McKirilev Mr. Storer was made Minister. Mrst to Belgium and then to Spain. About the time of my accession to th» Vice- Presidency I wrote, at President McKin ;.->s request, to Mr. or Mrs. Mere* that the President desired me to say that Mr Storer was ultimately to be made an Ambassador. Mr. and Mrs Storer were greatly interested In securing the promotion of Archbishop Ireland to be a cardinal. I had. and have, a sincera resaeci and admiration for Archbishop Ireland, a resj.e.t and admirattnn which I have often publicly expressed The letters from me to> Mr. and Mrs. Storer quoted in Mr. Storer'a pamphlet give with precision my views l«>th upon Arch bishop Ireland and upon the possibility or pro-" pri.t\ of my taking in his behalf the step* which the Storers iked, and I can add noth ing to what these letters themselves show. When they first wrote lo me on the subject | was tiwrernorof N*«w York. N<>t being. President myself and not having thought out with olear ness the exact situation, I asked President MiKin- W>y whether '• could properly do anything i-> help Arcbbtahop Ireland. He responded that it was not » matter with which ha could with pro priety interfere. although he expressed himself as having the same high opinion of the arch bishop that 1 had. 1 had a further conversation with the. President ««n the subject, either Just before or just after my election as vice-Preas dt-nt. in which he stated what he felt was tho proper position— » position with which I abso lutely agreed. Following th!.-. conversation. Irt mv letter u> Mrs. - ret of November, tS, 10«K>, quoted by Mr. Sioier In his pamphlet. I state<l with ai>s<'luie clearness tay misltiun. und why it was out of the question for the President t<» try to get .my archbishop made cardinal; an. l all the It-tiers quoted by Mr. Storer as having i.een subsequently written by me to him -or ti» his wife take precisely the same position. i ex plained repeatedly that my friendship and ad miration for Archbishop Ireland <\vhi«-h Is ltk« my friendship ami admiration foi Hijthop Lau rence, of the Episcopal Church, and Rinhrtp Cranston, of the Methodist Church, like mv friendship and admiration for many clergyman at many denominations— Baptists, Lutherans*