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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*

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