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IS STATE DEPARTMENT. More Men Xeeded to Care for Foreign Relations. [rrom Tie Tribune Bureau. 1 •Washington. Deo. 25.— Secretary Riot ts mak tag P<*xJ progress in his resolution to "brush out the cobwebs" from the Department of State. The system of promotions for merit In the diplomatic and consular services which he ur»ed on Congress still awaits enactment In statute law, but practically all the high vacan cies are beiar filled by promotion from the grades b*io*. except where men of previous ex perience, though temporarily out of the service. are more desirable and can be Induced to re ester it, an.l the rules of the Civil Service are Invariably followed In the spirit If not always In tr.e letter. One ct Mr. Root's strongest ambitions, aside from the settlement of important state ques tions, is to make the State Department a businesslike, working machine, which can be trusted by the government In great emer gencies. He wants the archives of the depart csent ao arranged that all precedents on any Qoesttan can be cited on a moment's notice. •The State Department." Mr. Root said re ocntly visile discussing it before members of the House having charge of the preparation of appropriations, "was for a long time regarded by Congress and by the people as being rather an ornamental one. There was a long period to our history when the State Department really did not have much to do. There was great ac tlvity In our foreign affairs In the very early history of the country, when we had but re cently ceased to be colonies and when we were in controversy with Great Britain— all the con troversies of which the War of 1812 formed bat a part— and when we had Spanish colonies to the south of us, and France In Louisiana, and hostile Indian tribes to the west of us con trolled by foreign nations, and the government was conducted by men who had themselves been ccirnists in their youths. Then there was gr^at activity in our foreign affairs. TRADE BRINGS LABORS. "But from the Presidency of Jackson and the wiping out cf the Spanish and French colonies to the south, ar.d the overwhelming of the Indian tribes Immediately to the west, and the preat tide of Immigration westward, we devoted ourselves to our own Internal affairs, and our foreign relations were largely relations a* pure ly ceremonious courtesy, and the State Depart ment was regarded as being merely a necessary Ep;>cnd:x Bar 'he purposes of politeness. Now vre have swung through that period and come to a point where our growth Is bringing and has brought us into contact with every country In the world. ajic" the State Department has an enormous bush«ess pressing down on It. You cannot have ?5. 000,000,000 of trade without hav ing business for your State Department. The pot is boiling all ■a time, and the questions are . ■ ■ z constantly. The work that Is press ing on the bureaus and bureau chiefs Is Increas ing correspondingly. We have a set of men raort cf whom are of first grade ability. They are men who ought to be. If they were out In a profession, making from five to twenty times what they are getting in the department.'' Last year Secretary I. rt obtained from Con gress provision tar about twenty- six new offices m the State Department for the current year. This year he tsks for about twenty more em ployes In the clerical service, fourteen for epe clflc reform in the indexing and arrangement of the documents, papers and correspondence In the department Mr Root is trying to Introduce there the same reforms In those respects that were r;uide by him in the War Department a few years ago. There wan a time when It took anywhere fr^rn two weeks to two months to re', any Information from the record and pen eirn bureau of the '•■-- Department. Secretary Root recently sa!d that "was because papers tr-re kept there Just as papers were kept until a few months ago In the State Department; simple methods which would do for a country law office did very well In the State Department for many years. ar.£ did well in the War De partment for many yeare. but the time conies. ■Kith the increase hi business of the department ar.i a country growing as this Is crowing, when the complications become bo great that eSapler methods of simpler times become Inade quate, the department is swamped by a mass cf confusion, and It Is necessary to Introduce crgaritatlon and methods adequate for dealing *lth the papers.** FUSING OF DOCUMENTS. T. tlrr.e came a good while ago in the War Department." •aid Mr Root. "The introduction of oew methods there led to such a result that hot? the sun loos not go down on ax unanswered letter la the Record and Pension Office. In near !y nve years" service In the "War Department I jot familiar with those methods, and there was soxas progressive development in them, extend :ng then-, over the entire War Department. Com lr.g Into the State Department I found the old : systesD which has teen outgrown by the bust- | ness of the cepartment. I find that the depart ment is ewamped, and I and it very difficult to | live and work under the la<k of system which I found in the State Department. It was all right *or a long time, but we have reached a point there with our enormous increase in foreign *rade End foreign travel. an«i oaT Intimate cor. r»"T.-.nr»"T.-.n with the worid that has come with our increased size— have recced th« point where Te have got to have system ° r *h*> department 'ill be swamped." Soon after he entered the State Department Bea clary Root at In a new card index eyatem Ke sent first one man and then another over to. tha War Department from the State Depart men? to e-o through a course of instruction. He set General Alnsworth. the military secretary, to teach the business. Then ho got some cf the best rr.tr. In the War Department to go over to the State Department, placing them In vacan cies which existed, and In that way started the Btats Department out on the War Department system of preserving. Indexing, card cataloguing *cd crocs- referencing documents. Now he ■»Ot« Congress to provide the clerks to carry ea that work. This Is being done In connec tion w.th current work for the present, but as the rrork proceeds Secretary Root pea to work the system tack gradually to the past. This Is peculiarly necessary In BO State Department, t«'jj.ua* incidents are never completely closed tLere. When apparently ended they become live. SeUvs. precedents. "We are dealing to-day." said Secretary Root. "with matters that have been going on during ~e er.tlrfc history of the government. Expres •!cns that were BBSi by former Secretaries of Sifcte a.: « being "pulled' on us by foreign coun tries now. Take, for instance, the Newfound- ALDCATE [ARROW I CUIPECO SHRUNK fisheries question. Y/e are Involved now In J!r.5?4 ueßtioa "- whlch hav6 «*« «■ cuued a various phases and In a multitude of form, stow away back to the time of the treaty of 1.83. then 1818. then 1854. ta«n 1871. than fte discussion of tne Hay-Bond Treaty and the found for 120 years back to which there has not been Bomething on that subject. Now. 1 have got to be able to ret hold of all that has been aaid; otherwise I might make a most humiliating mlstaka in ana« ninr arguments by the British Foreign Office If I overlooked some thing that has been done and aald In the State Department during the last century. Take the fur-seal fisheries question. TV« are hammering away at that, it has been the subject of enor mous correspondence and discussion with Great Britain, with Russia, and with Japan, running over a great number of years. We are having to deal with It now, and I have got to be able to put my hand on the matters pertaining to It." NO EXPERTS ON' TRADE. Mr. Root believes Congress should Increase the force In what la called the bureau of trade re lations. He regards the State Department as lame and undeveloped in respect to expert as sistance: The United States has Just sent three experts over to Germany for the purpose of reaching an understanding- upon facts and upon the relative ideas of the two countries on the subject of the tariff. Mr. Root had to go around and pick them up and get one as a mat ter of special favor from the Treasury Depart ment and one from the Department of Com merce and Labor. He then added Consul Gen eral Mason, who has gone over to Berlin from Paris. They meet In Berlin a force of nine ex perts connected with the German Foreign Of fice, whose entire and continuous business Is to keep the government of Germany up to date all the time on every commercial question. There la no such force In the Ptate Department. "We are exporting; $1.7.">0.000,000 worth of goods, and all of those except those going to Great Britain herself." said Mr. Root the other day to the members of the House Committee on Appropriations, "are going to countries that have tariff imposed upon our goods, and there Is no country In the world that so much needs Intelligent and expert knowledge on all tariff questions as this country, now. at this very time, to enable us. In the first place, to make the necessary representations to those countries which will prevent their Imposing disadvantages upon our trade and crippling our trade. Changes are being proposed all the time— France. Ger many. Brazil. everywhere—ln the tariff. Our commercial competitors are trying to get chances made that will help them and hurt us all the time. We have got to look out for it every day in the week, and somebody has got to know something about the subject. Other countries are making proposals to us for reci procity treaties. Just as Germany has a proposal pending now. We cannot throw a proposition like that out of the window." CONGO APPEAL TO ROOT. Well Knnrrn Men Sign Petition for Action on Reports. Signed by Dr. Lyman Abbott and J. P. Mor gan, among ethers, a letter was sent yesterday to Secretary Root of the State Department call !ng his attention to conditions in the Congo Fr-*e State and urging him on behalf of the American people to use the moral support of the nation to wipe out any abuses which may be found ln tha Congo Free State. The letter was signed by the Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott the Rev. Dr. Henry Mottet, the Rev. Dr. Wllford L. Robblns, the Rev. Dr. George Will lam Knox, the Rev. Dr. Charles H. ParkhursC the Rev. Dr. John P. Peters, the Rev. Dr. William R. Richards, the Rev. Dr. Anson P. Atterbury. the Rev. Percy S. Grant. William Jay Schleffelln. Congressman William H. Douglas. Charles A. Schleren. Spencer Trask, George Haven Put nam, Everett P. Wheeler. Robert C. Ogden. J. Plerpont Morgan. D Willis Jamas, R, Fulton Cutting. J. Cleveland Cady and W. J. Hava meyer. Tha text follows: Over a year has passed since the report of the commissioners chosen by the Chief Executive and virtual owner of the Congo to Investigate conditions in that state was published. In spite of their natural desire to give all possible credit to their sovereign, the commissioners felt constrained to report the existence of measures and practices of flagrant Inhumanity. Among these measures and practices are the following: (1) The exaction of a labor tax so oppressive that many natives on whom It falls have little if any freedom. (2) Appropriation of land to such an extent that the natives are practically prisoners within their own territory. <3> The employment under the authority of the government as gentries of cruel, brutish blacks, chosen from hostile tribes, who murder, pillage and rape the people for whose protection the government is avowedly established. (4) The abuse of the natives by white repre sentatives of officially recognized companies. (5) The binding of little children to years of labor at uncertain wages by contracts they do not understand, and even more serious mal treatment of children supposedly under the im mediate care of the government. (6) Great injustice in the administration of the courts, so that the natives dread the name of Boma. the place where the Judicial sys tem it centralized. (7) The sending out of punitive expedi tions, not for the purpose of establishing peace end order, but for the purpose of terrifying the natives Into paying a tax which, as adminis tered, even the commissioners regard as inhu man. It is to be remembered that these are not charges brought against the Congo government, but findings of the commission appointed by the chief executive of the government to Investi gate and report on the facts. Acting upon these findings, a second commission, also ap pointed by the King, has recommended measures of reform. No steps have been taken to adopt them. There Is bo evidence that the Congo government Is undertaking seriously to remedy these evils. The powers which created the Congo government have clearly a right to call that s:nvern"nent to account. Inasmuch as the United States gave Its moral support to the establish of the Congo government. It Is justified in giving Its moral support to any un dertaking to secure conditions in the Congo that will not disgrace civilization. We wish to as sure you that for any measure you may adopt In order to give the power* such moral support of the United States, you will have our «arn.»st and urger' approval. SCHIIPPENBACH 15 WASHINGTON. Believed to Have Gone to Tell Ambassador About De Raylan Case. Washington. Dec, 25.— Baron Bchllppenbach, Russian consul at Chicago, arrived in Washington to day. and he is a guest at the Russian Embassy. Th* purpose of his visit is said to be to tell Baron Rosen, the Russian Ambassador, what he knows of Nichola de Baylan. the woman, who. in the garb of a man. was Tor several years secretary to the consul. CHECKS SCATTERED FROM WAGON. Chicago. Dec. 25.— A dispatch team Dayton. Ohio. says that an express messenger lest packages there last night containing ehecka amounting to $10,000 for the employes of the Indiana. Columbus & Western Traction Company. The packages were lost from the express wagon end ware scattered along the streets in the city. Part of them were restored to the traction com pany of!i"e». but some were cashed hy merchants here, names of emplo>es being forged. Numerous arreets have tieen made of persona who passed the cheeks. _ » COUNSEL OUT OF BRADLEY CASE. Salt Lake City. Dee. 25.— Barton * Bagley have withdrawn from tha defence of Mrs. Anna Brad ley, charged with the murder of the late tfena'.or Arthur Brown at Washington. The defendant * 111 be re-presented locally by Powers ft Marloneauz. and It is considered probable that Judge O. W. Power*, a criminal ISW'^r Of tTiah. will b» th« iMding eoansel at the tr* J m GIVES REASONS FOR CAR SHORTAGE. Tope**, Kan.. Dec 3.— Referring to the con gested condition of the railroad* at present. J. «V Hurley, general manager of th* Atchlaen. To pelu A. Santa Fe. eaid to-day: Consign*** might r «!!»ve the congestion If they wotl i,j nnlo;ui cam «»p»ri!Mni!«!' There ere to , ; P f,,:\'.ffti ti'O'iMml i<<nd»6 >'•*■'? In Ualveston B-altJnj; tot consign**-* t<« rmpty thf,r. and turn ihVtu back int<i commission. £icce January i. IOCS. tLe Santa. Fe system has ■n^ctl^d t*> ec fines t=.l 3Q.SM tnight car* *.V« £T*i»r»oatv»d <mly 00 <rt t>«. c*r*. Xf:W-VOKK DAILY TRTBrXE, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 2«. V.W> L. P. HOLLANDER & CO. Fifth Avenue, at -* th Street Great Annual Clearance Sale Commencing; (To-morrow) Thursday, Dec. 27th. Customers will not receive bills for goods bought duttqaj sale till February 1. SECOND FLOOR. Wool Street Suits 25.00 t. 45.00 Were $55.00 to $100.00 Evening Coats White and Colors, 35.00 to 85.00 Were $75.00 to $175.00. riotor Coats From 12.00 Were $25.00 and Upward. All Our Beautiful Furs and Fur Lined Garments Marked Very Low. SHOT AFTER WEDDING. Young Wife and Sister-in-Laxc Hit by Rifle Bullets. Ira. VL. Dec. 25. — The town officials began an Investigation to-day of the shooting of Mrs. Charles Gilmore whtte she was entertaining friends last night at a reception following her weddlrg. The youn^ fc- Me. bearing voices outside the house, and ihiiutlng that more guests vrere arriving, went to the «»or to welcome them. Am «he stood there two' shots were fired at her 'n rapid succession 'from the darkness, one causing -» co..>pound fracture of her arm Just below the right shoulder, while the other struck her sister in-law. Mrs. Henry Gilmore. ln the left shoulder. The weapon used waa a rifle of large ■ ; >re, \irry \r\f heavy homemade bullets. The motive for 'h* assault la unknown. /. young farmer named Farrell was arrested f' l day and held at Rutland pendlnjj a bearing. Far reli denies ai! knowledge of the shooting. ti Is thought that Mrs. Otlmore's ami will have ta *»c amputated above the elbow. It Is now the genera', belief that, the gun was discharged in a so-called serenade of the bridal couple. TOM YEN IN TROUBLE. Tries to Hug Girl in Laundry — Roughly Handled by Crowd. A crowd cf Indignant men surrounded tho laundry of Tom Ten. a Chinaman, at No. SIS West 125 th street, last night, and shouted their Intention of lynching the Chinaman. Ten was eventually taken to the Weat 125 th street police station, charged with attacking Miss Anna Johnson, eighteen year's old, of No 220 East 86th street. According to the police, the girl was passing the Chinaman's laundry, and went Into the siora to buy a present for a friend. According to the police, the Chinaman caught the girl around the waist, when her screams attracted a number of men who were passing. The men entered the store and brought the girl Into the street. A large crowd of men gath ered and began to shout 'Tynch the Chink!" Three patrolmen hurried to the laundry- They arrived Just as a number of men were dragging Tom Yen Into the street. The frightened Chinaman was scattering red prayer slips before him as he was dragged out of the store, and screamed for mercy. STABVING, BEGS FOB DYING BBOTHEB. Policeman Hears Pitiful Story from "On fortunate Irishman. After the last tie that bound James Powers and his brother John to the "old sod" had been broken by the death of their mother and she had been laid away beside their father In the cemetery near Cork. Ireland, the two young men. six months ago. came to this country to begin life anew. Yesterday, when Christmas cheer was on every hand. James Powers stood on a corner begging for food for himself and his starving brother, both of whom were almost dead from the ravages of consumption. To Police man Miller, of the West 13th street station, he ap pealed. "Officer, can't, you do something lor us. We're starving. My brother is dying with consumption, and if you'll give me some food 'for him, I can stand It a little while longer myself We haven't i.ad anything to eat all day." The man was weak from hunter a.nd exposure, and bis clothing was threadbare. Miller helped him around to No. 130 West 31st street, where the younger brother, nineteen years old, lay helpless in bed from Illness and lack of nourishment. The policeman had both men sent to Bellevu*. Hospital. After receiving nourishment the elder brother told hew they had done very well until John became too 111 to work. For a time James supported both. then John grew so weak that he. retild not he left alone, and James had to give up his work to take care of his brother. The men lived on their savings until they pave out. John Fowers 1« not expected to live. JAP-AMERICAN BASEBALL GAME "Waseda University Accepts Challenge of Stanford for International Contest in Tokio. Los Angelee, Dec. '£> .— A special from Stanford says that Captain Presley. of the university base ball team, has received notl. i from Manager Iso Abe, of VTnseda University, accepting the chal lenge of Stanford for an International baseball contest to be played In Toklo, Japan, pome time in *•■»«• T!.e Jp.panese team played Stanford last year. ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED LAND FRAUD. Helena. Mont.. Dec. 25.— T. F. Brady, a well known Great Falls lawyer, has bean Indicted by the federal grand Jury in this city on the charge of having Illegally fenced 13.167 acres of pubic land In valley County. Brady rkvp bonds for his appearance. It Is said that other well known per«on« are Involved. Every Train a Two-Hour Train To PHILADELPHIA New Jersey Central / Train Every Hour \ / on the Hour \ f Leave tr.aHM'i muiotM baron Urn soar 1 THIRD FLOOR. Balance of Our Imported Paris Models Marked Regardless of Cost. 85.00 «o 200.00 Were $150.00 to $377 «V SECOND FLOOR. Women's & Children's Hats Now 5.00 and 10.00 i (All Feather) Toques 5.00 POSITIVELY NO GOODS SENT ON APPROVAL OR EXCHANGED DURING SALE. TROUBLE IN PERSIA. Regent Ali Mirza Attempts to Revise the Constitution. London. Dec. — "The Dally Mall's" Teheran correspondent says that the Regent has coma into conflict with the new assembly by propos ing a revision of the constitution. The proposal is for the creation of a Senate of sixty mem bers, comprising an overpowering majority of government and royal officials, to which the as sembly shall submit all proposed reforms. The assembly received the draft of the proposal with much feeling. The religious party strongly op posed it. IGNATTEFFS ASSASSIN KNOWN Murderer Identified as One of Leaders of Moscow Insurrection. Tver. Dec. 25.— The assassin of Count Ignatleft has been identified as a student named Fldler. who was one of tha leaders of last year's In surrection at Moscow. At that time he was bound over ln 15.000 bail for good behavior. Thla sum win now revert to the treasury. A GENERAL DISGRACED. St. Petersburg. Dec. 25. — Lieutenant General Subbotlch. former Governor General of Turkes tan, has been discharged from the army as further punishment for alleged failure to per form his duties. RUSSO-JAPANESE NEGOTIATIONS. St. Petersburg. Dec. X.— The last conference Be fore *he Christmas festivities on questions pending between Russia and Japan waa held at the Foreign Office to-day. Dr. Motono. the Japanese Minister, Is going to Paris to spend the holidays, and the conferences will be resumed on his return. A de tailed report of the progress of tha negotiations for the conclusion of a Russo-Japanese commercial treaty and fishery convention !t> expected to ap pear soon. c EARTHSHOCK IN MARTINIQUE. Fort da France. Martinique, Dec. 25.— An earth shock occurred at 3 o'clock this morning and con tinued for twenty seconds. No damage was don«. THE SHAH NEAR DEATH. Teheran, Persia, Dec 25.— Tha latest information from the palace shows that the Shah's strength ts gradually falling. He no longer rallies after stimu- I lants ABBESTED FOR BLOCKING CAB LINE. Fight Between Conductor and Carriage Occupant Also Produces Prisoner*. Following an argument growing oat of a col lision between a trolley car and a light carriage Theodore Ljnday. of No. 543 East 101 st street; John Nailer, of Ne. I'M" Second avenue, and John Gra ham, a conductor, vrer* locked up In tba .AVest U.ith ■tree) police station. Ltnday. Nailer and Oliver McCabe. of No. 343 East 101 st street, were riding in a light wagon, when at 121 st street and Eighth avenue It was bumped by a northbound trolley car. According to the police. Nailer, after the col lision, tried to assault the conductor, while Unday stopped the. horse on the car track and refused to permit the cars to pass, blocking The- line tor more than twenty minutes. At th« police station the conductor and Nailer lodged complaints of as sault against each other. Linda y was charged with obstructing the trolley line. NOT GETTING HAT. SHE TOOK POISON Young 1 Wife Found Christmas Gift Disap pointment Too Hard to Bear. Af:er a Quarrel with her hueband berauae sh*» did not receive, ea she had expected, a now hat for ■ Christmas present, Annie Carrington. twenty-one years old. attempted stiiciiie yesterday In the hall way of her borne, ut No. 439 West 27th street, by taking a quantity of creosote. Her busl .md was present at toe rime and knocked the bottle out of her hand. so that she took only a little of th« arid. According to the story told the police by the husband, his wife had prepared dinner, and he re turned from his work shortly after S o'clock. They hail been married only a year, and yesterday was their first Christmas together since their marriage. She had expected a hat. he said, and during the dinner he told her that It waa Impossible for him to buy her one until later. Running from the house Mrs. Carrington bought a quantity of creo sote at a drug store. Her husband met her In the. hallway just in time to knock the bottle from her hand. She was locked up In the We»; 37th street , station. _ MANHATTAN HOTEL GUESTS SEE FIRE. A fire last night In the fruit storeroom of Charles & Co.. at No. 327 Ma<!!son avenue, opposite the. Manhattan Hotel, gave the guests there an oppor : tunity to see the fire fighters at work. The win : dows of the hot*! were filled with Interested «p»r taton The tire was extinguished after twenty ! minutes' hard work. It did not spread beyond the . third floor. The damage was about &.<*>. I THROWN FROM CARRIAGE AND HURT. While driving with a friend at Ocean and Web ster avenues. Brooklyn, yesterday. Hvman Lip ■hltzi of No. H- Stuyve-.-inn ■ -:•.- was thrown from hi* -itrr:»K- and severely injured. The horse shied and threw Mr Lapshltr and Simon Lurle. of . No. 25 Lewis avenue, who was with him. to the ■rrotmd. Mr. LcrU •scap«d Injury. Mr. Lipahia'a ' tight wrls* whs broker *nA hi* lift ana «pr*la*4. F.'KST FLOOR. Misses' & Children's Coats, - Now 5.00 A cps 6-14 Wen* flOOrt to fl&tN Wool * Pique Dresses Ages 6-10. Now 5.00 Neckwear Marked Regardless of Cost i Lot 25c Others 50C & 1.00 YOUR CALIFORNIA TRIP Now is the time to plan it We invite your inquiries on the subject, and will give you our full help in arranging all preliminaries. Three fast daily trains Chicago to California. The Overland Limited (Electric- Lighted), and the China & Japan Fast Mail via the Chicago, Union Pacific _& North Western Line; the Los Angeles Limited Electric- Lighted) via the Chicago & North - Western, Union Pacific 1 Salt Lake Route. Our booklets tell all about them. An Agents sell tickets via Vzia route. For book ot trains and information call oa or address R. C. Cia7rary, General Agent. C. * N.-W. By.. «9x Briwilwj. New York. S. P. STRIKE MAT EXTEND. Rumors of Spread West and North Terrible Fuel Famine Possible. Houston. Tex.. Dec. — There Is practically no change In the strike situation on the Atlantic di vision of the Southern Pacific system. Officers of the striking firemen's unions say- the company is experiencing great difficulty in moving trains, es pecially freight traffic. Railroad officials announce that passenger trains are making their schedules. while freight trains are being operated. It ls re ported that the strike order may be extended to 'he Pacific division of the Southern Pacific, but no confirmation of this statement could be had here to-day. (By Telegraph to Th« TrlMm*. ' Omaha, Dec. 25. — Officials of the Union Pacific Railroad said to-day that if the Brotherhood men on that line were called out on strike In sympathy with the Southern Pacific firemen a terrible foal famine would result throughout the West. Haw ever, the road has contracts with its employes and a sympathetic strike Is not seriously considered. DEATH STRIKES FOTJB AGED MEN. Well Known Minnesota Pioneers Die Within Twenty-four Hours. St. Paul. Dec. 25. — Edward H. Judson. sixty four years old. a member of the State Board of Control and a well known pioneer, died last ' night following an operation for intestinal j trouble. His death was followed by that of Dr. Emamiei L. Hess, sixty-one years eld, who ; was for eleven years a rabbi of Mount Zlon Temple. Early this morning: Thcmaa Cochran. 1 sixty-three years old. another well known pion- ! eer, died suddenly. The fourth death among the i pioneer residents was reported from St. Luke's Hospital, where Dr. L W. Eabcock. stxty-stx years old. died. Dr. Babcock was a resident of Wadena. and was Speaker <">* the Minnesota House in IPO3. GOVERNOR CHARGES CRIMINAL LIBEL. "Gooding" and "Graft" Synonymous, Said Idaho Newspaper Editorially. Boise City. Idaho. Dec. 23.— 0n complaint of Governor Frank R. Goodin^. R. S. Sheridan. editor and manager of "The Boise Capital News," was arrested yesterday charged with criminal libel. He was released until Thursday on his own recognizance. The alleged libel is contained in an editorial published by "The Cap ital News" of July IS. in which "Good lng" and "graft" are spoken of as synonymous terms. SUICIDE LEAVES REMARKABLE WILL Mind Presumably Unbalanced in "Frisco Dis aster, Browns Herself in Park Lake. Los Angeles, Dec. 25.— A story of much Interest is behind the suicide of Mrs. Mary Elsie Balfour. fifty-five years of age, whose body was to-day dragged from the depths of Eastlake Pake Lake. where she had thrown herself last night. The woman lived alone In a shanty and was seen to enter the park unaccompanied last night In her handbag, on a torn envelope, there was scrawled In an almost Illegible hand. "M. E. Bal four. No. 417 Turner street. Mv will is In the little trunk on the table. I want to be cremated." Following the directions the will was found, la It the woman disposes of large amounts of money. which she gives to relative* and th* poor. It provides that after tl.n expanses of cremating her body arc paid, her money in the Hlborala Bank, of Han Francisco, shall be distributed among th* poor of San Francisco, preferably to Ore victims: funds In the Copenhagen Bank are wlUed to the citizens of Copenha^sn and Nest Bod. Us lattar place being referred to as th« birthplace of th« woman. An amount in the O«rtaan Bank, of Baa Francisco, and all other money* are willed to the woman's cousins In Copenhagen and Neat Bad. She h«queath* considerable jewelry to her sl*t»r. of N>«t R«tl- The mayor* of Copenhagen aad >**t Bed ar~ designate*! a» exeruror* of that por tion of her estate and thaw are directed to gtra It to the poor. Ta»\will tndJcates that the) weesia pa— d through the flan Francisco dlaaatar aad that th» iu4«tl •«.<! aSactxl be* naiad. FIRST FLOOR. Silk arid Chiffon Waists 5.00 and 10.00 Wars Jlo.oo to 32000 French Flannel Waists For This Sale. 10.00 All Waists oar own make or imported. All Novelties Leather Goods, Fans. French Jew. elry. &c, marked way below cost. Few men want to go deep intn their pockets the day after Chrisfciai So we've added to the blue and black double-breasted suits previously reduced to $15 and $20, some single breasted sack suits* also of hhn» and black winter weight cheviotj ana serges. Also nearly 800 more black cut aways have joined the cutaway and frock coats already marked "do^n to $20. Roots, Par & Cooipjotv Tata* Bnadwa? Stars*. . wm mm n& st at as Warren et. X3ths& tjai sl "BOFT 'a-zi.vi SAYS WASEDTQIOS. Admonishes ITegroes That Battle Cazrat Be Won by Contiiinally CompUißicz Charleston. W. Va>, Dae. 25.— Booaar T. VTuv ington at a dinner tendered him last algt: by the Civic League, an organisation of Nacraaa. said: ' The battle of industrial education has been fought and won. and to-day the Negro recac nlzes. as all other elements recognise, that th» two kinds or education must go hand in hand. Speaking of th« conflict of the races In tl» South Dr. Washington advocated confidence be tween the races, and said: We cannot expect to win our battles In the South or North by a policy of antagonism. Civilization soon tires of a race, as of an In dividual, that continually whines and complains. And. likewise, the country will not tolerat- ary element In the population abustn? and curataa the Chief Executive. SUMMONS ATTORNEY FROM -FRISCO. Baa Fraaclaco. Dec. 23.— United States Attorney Robert T. Devlin- has gone to Washington la re sponse to a telegram from Attorney General Bona parte, who summoned him them far consultation presumably tn connection wltja i4 * Japanese auei tICTL Beneficial to elderly people who suffer from dryneam at 3