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FLEET SAILS FOR RIO TRIMDAD'S FAREWELL. Tin- Crocs Highly Praised— To Reach Port January 10. Tort of Spain. Dec. -">.— American battle chip fleet* weighed anchor at 4 o'clock this af ternoon and steamed for Rio de Janeiro. Ac companying the fleet were the supply ships Culcoa and Glacier. Early in the morning Urn *ic;nal went up from Rear Admiral Evans's flagship, the Connecticut, to prepare for de parture at 8 a. m., but owing to a delay in the coaling of the battleship Maine from the collier Mm It was necessary to change the time of sailing. Long before that hour hundreds of small ( raft, chiefly launches and steam yachts, moved along the lines of anchored warships. the merry parties aboard shouting farewells to the "de parting visitor?. Thousands of residents t limbed the surrounding hills to see the great white ships as they moved outward on their journey of three thousand miles and more, while boatloads of persons wenj. to the small islands in the Gulf and others to the floating do. to catch The last glimpse of the ships that were cordially welcomed to this port al most a week ago. The fleet , presented a fine appearance as it ► '■'aned out in four columns, the supply ships following, a distance of four hundred yards sep arating one division from another. "With the ♦ 'onnectlcut in the lead the battleships steamed through the Grand Boca and thence along tho northern coast of Trinidad. An average of from ten to eleven knots will carry the ■ fleet to the end of the second lap of the 14,000-milq journey in about twelve days, and it was an nounced by Admiral Evans before his departure that he expected to reach Rio dc Janeiro on Friday evening, January 10. During the week of their visit la tJiis port the American officers and men received every cour tesy at the hands of the residents. Sir Henry Moore Jackson, the Governor of Trinidad; Colonel Swain and other high officials pave din ners and garden parties in honor of the com mander of the fleet and his officers, and there were scores of excursions and entertainments for the men, all of whom enjoyed more than the usual shore liberty. The newspapers here and UK residents are unsparing in their praise of th-3 exemplary behavior of the. men, and the papers compliment Admiral Evans in the warmest terms, expressing to him and his men the best v.is'jcs of the people of Trinidad and the hope that they will soon return. Yesterday an unusual number of steamers, »Jth many visitors aboard, pal out to the fleet, end -in spite of the racing and many other at tractions ashore thousands availed themselves Of the opportunity of seeing the largest fleet of battleships ever anchored in these waters. Th« American consul, William W. Handley. paid his farewell visit to the flagship yesterday after no, believing that the start for Rio would b* made at an early hour. The usual honors were paid to him and a salute was fired on his de parture. A COLLIER REACHES RIO £• zliian Hospital Ship Placed at Admiral Evans's Disposal. Rio «ie Janeiro. Dec. 29— The United States Collier.Caesar has arrived here with coal for the American fleet. The Minister of Marine has ordered the naval hospital ship Carlo? Frederico to remain in port at the disposition of Rear Ad miral Evans when he reaches Rio de Janeiro. (rOODRH H OS THE NAVY. Rear Admiral Says There Is Much Truth in cent Criticisms. [By TVlecra;*] to The Tribune.! Chicago. Dec ?9.— Rear Admiral Caspar F. Good rich, commander of the New York Navy Yard, sad in an interview here to-day that some of the Reu terdal.l criticisms, alleging radical defects in United States warships, are true. The admiral is in the «ity, on his -nay to San Diego. Col., to be present at the unveiling of a monument erected by the sailors of the pacific fleet to the memory of sixty fix men killed In the boiler explosion on the cruiser Eennington in 1905. 'Tom know my lips are locked against discussions reflecting on the navy." he said. "That is an order of the department- Yes. I believe the order is much more exacting!* the navy than in the army." However. the admiral di.l not consider it a viola tion or duty to express a general opinion on what other persons had charged against the navy. -I have heard a lot about the charges made in li* article." he continued. "1 will say this much, that Reuterdahl knew what he was talking about. Turn is little in the article «hat ■*"« true. I have ■ copy of the magazine in ™.v J?rip upstairs and have read It carefully. I have officially expressed myself m those matters to the department, at the solicitation of the secretary." •"Were the opini.-ms solicited hegsrs or ■»•* the publication of the criticisms?" was a*k-J. •I am pretty SUM it was before— yes. Several w^k« ago." he r*plt-d. "And I led ■■»• that ■> number of otb«r o3irers-I didn't nee the letters, Ml 1 have reason to believe they ISBSTtni th .-..mc criticisms back to the department when tn« nvcretary Kent us letter* soliciting suscestionf=." Of the criticism that the mi* are built too 1.,w an.i the armor MM is below the water line on practically all the fighting ships the admiral " ;<iJ: ■•V«5, that Is true." rWell. IS that due to any fault of the navy oni . is Is or to th« contractors who constructed the \r?*rlsT' he was asked. "SCOTT. that's sr-Ulne too d.-cp." he replied. i can't HUM that question. I Mi you nothing would please me more than to answer all mm questions-just to raise til. safety valve lons eunuch to let off ft earn. But 1 cant do it. When it was pointed out that Hear Admiral M< '- v»!e had criticised the strife of dM bureaus m ''"" department as responsible for whatever weaknesses dim are In the navy. Admiral Goodrich said: • Well Rear Admiral Melville- is on the retired list, and M is ov>r the fence, so to speak, in re ■Mi to talking about the navy. 1 don't think that li ,-., _-- fair ■'■' ■"* however. The,,, an- a good many bureau,, but all are under one centralized control." CLEVELAND'S HIPPODROME HEADY. rweland. Dec. »--Ti"- Hippodrome, said to he the inSt playhouse in the United States outside of New York City. will be opened ■■■■■»■ It «•<«* tt.im.tn It« seating capac:ty Is i.M J. Be neath the stag* 1. a tank for aquatic sports whic^ !.a« a capacity of «£.««, gallons. The stage to M feet wide, 10* feet deep, and hat M '-'- * >f *g *quare feet. No post* or pillai* obstruct the Uew «i the *a** from any a—«t in the house. Th- stay . Mlvor K..1-ri X M-Ki^n. It will b- r»,i - *<. indVnd.-nt hou»e. Maying all .o.t* of attrac lioas from, a circus to «tsjml opera. A 'NEW YEAR'S "- CRESTING. r.sVnd -, «3 rfixii, avmu'. ='' A:>n ■ »t. CfW^Siie— . «■• rtoi ij-i S»xtn ." ii v* • -" '■'" "' To-el»v. r»in. To-morrow, parti.v rloud.T. OPENING DEUCE GRAVE. Three-Ton Monument Removed — Witnesses Sworn to Secrecy. ■• London, Dec. 29. — The work of. opening the. grave of Thomas Charles Druce in Highgate Cemetery, to determine whether the coffin con tains the body of a man, or, as has been as serted, a roll of sheet lead weighing some two hundred pounds, began to-day. The clearing up of this mystery will help materially the progress of the famous Druce case. The three-ton mounment which marks the resting place of the Druce family was removed by a score of workmen, who wore protected from public observation by a shed which bad been erected around the burial plot. Within tho shed were electric lights, so that operations might proceed without interruption. The work of removing the monument was pre ceded by a careful examination of the ground by surveyors representing all the interested parties, and they will be present again from daylight to-morrov, when excavation will be gin, until the contents of the coffin have been examined by experts. All of those in attendance at the opening of the grave and the coffin have been sworn to secrecy, so that the result of the investigations will not be known until the ex perts testify at the police court. KANN PICTURES COMLXd. Americans Get Pick of Collection— Xotable Purchases. London, Dec. 29.— The pick at the Kann col lection, purchased by Duveen Brothers last August Cor a sum reported bo b. $4,000,400, has gone to America, one of the chief purchas ers betas Mrs. Coins P. Huntington. The piet ara taken by Americans, include several Rem brandts, among them being the famous "< »ld Woman Cutting Her Nails.** painted m 1658, and also several pictures by Franz Hals and Ilojrer van der Weyden. Vermcer'a "Young <iirl Asleep** and the only Velasquez in the collec tion. 'Bust of a Young <Jir!."' America has also obtained the "Presentment of Cardinal Nino Deguovera." by "I-:! Greco.** and Goyas'a "BullfltThter."' Russia, France, Germany an<« Holland have also obtained some of the pictures. Joseph Duvcen has sailed for New York on the Lusltanla. The names ot" the Americans who outbid the rSuropeans for these works of art have not boea made public with Urn ex ception of that of Mrs. Huntington. MAY BOLT FROM TAGGART. Talk of Rival Indiana Committees When Chairman. Wins. in TV-lesraph to las Tribune- i Indianapolis. Dec. 29. — As a result of the Democratic conventions in Indiana' yesterday Thomas* Taggart, national chairman, is in con trol of the state committee again. Now tho opposition is seriously discussing the propriety of forming a rival state organization and ap pealing to Mr. Bryan to sustain it. The, jrrtcund nf this suggested action is that the brewery and saloon elements have given Mr. Taggart the victory and that with these interests dominating the committee thousands of Democrats will be alienated from the party. Two state committees may be established, es pecially if Mr. Bryan countenances the new movement. WORKHOUSE FIRE PANIC. Allegheny Count H Prisoners in Dire Fear as Chapel Burns. l'ittsburg. Dec. li* —The chapel of the Alle gheny County workhouse, at Clareniont. was d< stroyed to-day by a fire which was attended with sensational scenes. There are more than one thousand prisoners in the institution, and "most of thes.j had at tended worship Just a few artnutes before thu Christmas decorations bacaaiw ignited from an open fireplace. Instantly the whole interior was a mass of flames. The prisoners were on their way to the bmsb room, but were hurried to tnelr cells and locked up. They began a chorus of (lies and prayers and imprecations, fearing that the flames might destroy tho entire insti tution and cremate them. At one time the authorities seriously consid ered raleastns; the prisoners from their cells and assembling them In the walied-in yards to pre \iiit a. possible holocaust! but oM attendants at the institution counselled against this. They recalled the fire in the early 70s, when the Brat chape] •»■ destroyed. Then the inmates v . fr<l assembled in the yard, and they united in a. wholesale delivery. All who could scaled the walls and many of them swam across the Allegheny River. Pome were never rcrapt ured. The fire fighting force of the institution to day confined the flames to the chapel, but sev eral times the administration building and the east and west cell wings were in imminent danger. In a number of cases force had to be iBSOTtod to to restrain the obstreperous in mates. The actual loss is only ?6,<*K>. RIDING PARTY IX DANGER. Horses Stampede Xear Washington Miss Rogers Hurt. Washington. D<<'- &.— A horseback party of young i>en-ons ha.d a thrilling experience in the outskirts of the city to-day. The horse of one of the party t.r.k fright and bolted, starting i general stampede. Miss Klizabeth Rogers, daughter of R R- Rogers, general counsel of the I.sthmta.n Canal Commission, was painfully injured about the h<*td. being dragged some dis tance before the horse she was riding was Btopoed by Charles Birdsall, who saw the ani mal IMBJUIBIIIIITir «i t"i' speed with the young woman hanging from the saddle and screaming for heir Mr Birdsall himself received severe contu- M..H- of the head and body by being kicked by the horse. None of the others suffered injury, although several of them were badly frightened ',„,,., ri . t!:.v a. re able to check their runaway mounts. SECEETAKY TAFT GOES TO BOSTON. Will Speak There Three Times To-day Return New Year's. Washington. Dec 29.— Secretary Taft left here at 6:45 o'clock this afternoon for Boston, where ',. will deliver three addresses to-morrow, the most important being at night before the Mer chants and Manufacturers' Association. In th. morning he will speak at a meeting " Boston ministers .111.1 in the afternoon will address the m.-nib.rrs f the Wj>lsw Club. He will return i,, Washluston on "mv. Year's Diiv. XEW-YOKK, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1907— TWELVE PAGES.— •*»?BgrVTi 1 S ■ BURGLAR SECRETS OUT. HARLEM BREATHES EASY. Details of ?o Robberies Told in Court I>H One of Eight Jailed. After unfolding a story of successive flat burglaries In Harlem and Washington Height.s with an accurateness of detail that astonished Magistrate Crane in the Harlem police court yesterday, and would have reflected credit upon Raffles himself. George Rapp. twenty one years old, was remanded to Police Head quarters for further examination, while asvea other young men whom he accused as accom plices were held in $3,'9M bail each for their appearance to-day. There have been seventy-five houses robbed in those sections in the last six months, and the police seemed powertesa until Charles Gardner, who lives with a family named Stan toii in an elevator apartment sit No. -'J~ West 112 th Street, grave information to the Harlem detective bureau a day or so ago that finally resulted in the apprehension of the eight men. Gardner said in court yesterday: "As I wa iving in bed reading Tuesday afternoon the bell rang, but 1 did not go to tbe door. At Inter vals of a few minutes it rang again and again, but I paid no attention to it. Finally I was startled to see a face sticking through the portieres In my bedroom, and I grabbed for the bead and found that it belonged to a slen der youth. 1 kept a good hold on him. Be moaned piteously, but suddenly shouted, turn nig his bead toward the open dumbwaiter door, 'Look out. Fitz." ■ \ marched him into the parlor, just as Mrs. Btanton cam.: in. AYe both talked to the l^.i. and he made BUCb an appealing story of hard luck that we told him we would let him go and give him whatever assistance we would if he would tell us who 'he was. He brightened tip and wrote o n a slip <>f paper: "George Rapp, No. Mil' Kast 150 th street.' "That evening Mrs. Stanton and 1 went to th.-. place and found that h. bad told the truth about his address. We talked to him and his sister, and were finally about to suggest help for him when he run out of the room and did not return. T told of this experience to detec tives at trie Harlem office." Pointing out Rapp as he stood a prisoner In the courtroom. Gardner concluded bj Baying. •and this is Rapp." The detectives were set to thinking by Gard ner's story, and they looked up all the fa^ts of the flathousc burglaries that had been puzzling them. They had a talk with Rapp. and then they picked up John Fitzgerald, nineteen years old, of No. fi'j:; West 141 st street. He gave some valuable information also, and one by one the followitic were arrested: Prank Donovan, nine teen years old. No. -jo;*! Klghth avenue; Charles Smith, twenty-one years old. No. 327 West iMth street; Joseph IfcGary, eighteen years <>!d. No. 30 West ] 41st street; Prank Osjden. twenty three years old, No. L'L'l West 14-Sth stre.t; James Rickcr. twenty-two years. No. UN4I Kighth avenue, and Joseph Morrow, No. 2KH Eighth avenue. All these prisoners were lined up before Magis trate Crane. Ram made the following confes sion in the. hearirig of the detectives and the magistrate: "We have been operating from 150 th street to 116 th street, and Lenox and Seventh avenues for several months, and have cot into about seventy-five Hats In that time. Our game is to go to an apartment house, and In whatever way we can learn just what people are not home. We then ring the bell to make cure, and if it is not answered we walk upstairs to the roof and break into the dumbwaiter shaft. "'One and sometimes two of us g< t on the top of the dumbwaiter and lot it down slowly until we come to the flat wo want to get into. It ts easy to get the latch of the door open, and then the rest is a cinch." Host times we have to keep our feet braced against the wall of the shaft so the waiter will not slide down too fast. ".Sometimes when it is dark we get into the places by coming down the fire escape from tho roof. One time Smith and I were on a job to gether in a flat at Lenox avenue and 144 th street and separated to hide when we hoard a noise. Smith came out of a closet after a while, and when I walked up to him he thought I was some one who belonged In the place, and ho made a strike at me with a knife, but didn't hit me." Harry Baker, eighteen years old, of No. lot) East 91st street, who says be is a janitor, was arrest, d last night. According to the police h. is also known as Robert Wardell, and Is alleged to 1m- one of the band of which Rapp was a member. The police suspect that Baker had a hand in the jobbery of the home of George Summers. a.t No. 'JH~ West l."><>th street, on Christmas Eve, when Jewelry and clothing, valued at Sl'tr*, were taken. ARMS FOR MANILA. Record Shipment of Rifles and Car tridges to Philippines. IRy TVlcsraph to Th» Tribune. i Kan Francisco, Dec — More than two thou sand tons of war munitions and supplier will be shipped to the Philippines within a week. Part will go by the Pacific steamship China, on next Tuesday, and the remainder by the trans port Sherman, January »'•. Thta shipment beats the record and i< la note worthy also because it includes s large amount of material for fortifying Corrcgidor I.sland. at the entrance of Manila Hay, and for forts at SuMsT. Bay FALLOWS. FAITH HEALER. Chicago Bishop an Adherent of "Christian Psychology." [By IMasnp* to Th" Tril-uiM--. I < i icago, Dec. "_ M .». — Bishop Samuel Fallows, <>r the Reformed Episcopal Church, has announced himself a believer in the religious or mental cure of disease. He does not call It Christian Science. With him It is "Christian psychology." He stated to-day that his church, the St. Paul's Reformed Episcopal, will start work alonir this line in the near future, with the ad vice and assistance of some of the leading neu lologists and other physicians of the city. In liis '\ening sermon he told of his plan? and ex plained his views in regard to mental healing of disease. "•« 'iiri.stian psychology.*' he said, "uses every . urative agency in the world of nature as an aid to the powerful influence of suggestion an<l auto-suggestioa for mental and physical health. It unites the physician and the clergyman m the great work of healing. It aims to give the phyakilaa trained men and women to ssssM him in his ministry to the sick and suffering "Its hope is to iink all churches, Irrespective ;' creed, in this bene!i> ent effort, ivhich is the ■ .nperative d< maud of the age.' AFTER ALL. USHER'S THE SCOTCH UiiU madt tiie h«ghl>ail famoiw.— Advt. LOSES APPENDIX AT SEA OPERATES IX WILD GALE. Steamer Stops While Surgeon Uses Knife on Stoker. On Chrfatmaa Bye, while 853 pasKßgen on the Cunard liner Pannonla were praying for de- Irrerance from one of the -worst gales the At lanti. has over known, a stoker was operated on for appendicitis. He was able to bit out on the <le.k when the Kteamer docked yesterday. It was one of those cases where the. ships sur geon liad to act quickly and use all his sKill to save a nun's life, giving little or no hed to the possibility of the scalper* slipping when the steamer lurched under the hlow of a comWv. If the doctor waited for calm weather he knew his patient would surely die. He kM*, too. that it was dangerous work to explore for an ap pendix hi a time when he himself might be bowled over the operating table at any moment. But. hit or miss, the big stoker must be oper ated upon Taking a big chance, t>r. J. Fran ,is On put a modern Hercules under ether and saved him from death. "Bob" l«iw is the patient. He ifl ■ husky Scotchman, about twenty-eight years Old. The pannonia cleared Gibraltar on Decembe* 1.;. and on that ni K ht "nob" oonateiMd <* P uins in the ri^ht sld- of his abdomen. He took from ■ fellow stoker a glass or two of "the mixture that never failed* 1 and admitted be felt :.. wee bit better. But three days later th<- pain re turned, and the chief enKineer took from tho medicine chest a Ms dose of "Mack draft" and guv- It to 'Bob.- That should have cured the stoker according to the belief in the stokehole. but it didn't, and "Bob" had to "turn into h.s bunk for keeps." Hearts of the man's illness never got any further than the. engine room until about 1O p. m. on December 24. when the wiseacres of the fireroom thought it might be well to send for Dr. Orr • One hasty examination of the helpless stoker was sufficient for a diagnosis, and within ten minutes Dr. Orr had the young Scotchman on a table in the steerage hospital aft. He sent for Dr. Torok. the physician sent aboard all pas senger steamers leaving Trieste and Fiume by the Hungarian government. He asked him to assist in the operation. Dr. Torbk thought it a desperate undertaking- in such a heavy sea, hut consented, and attended to the dnties usually assigned to a trained nurse. Dr. Orr's assistant administered the anesthetic, and within one hour after he stretched out on the operating table "Bob" Law was able to understand what the doctors meant, when they informed him that his vermiform appendix was probably floating in the Atlantic a mile or two away. When the patient was well under the influence of the ether. Dr. Orr found It almost impossible to make an incision. The Pannonia. plunging into heavy head seas and lurching under the stress of sudden blasts of the gale, made it al most impossible for him to stand on his feet. Although braced and strapped to keep it from rolling, the big stoker's body slipped on the smooth operating table. In* desperation Dr. Orr sent word to Captain Irvine, asking him to bring the Pannonia to a dead «top for an hour or two until he could per form the operation, which is considered a deli cate one even under best conditions. It was ex plained by the doctor that he would run fewer chances if the steamer Rot into the trough of the sea, as It was the shock and jar of plunging into bead seas while under way that made the operation particularly hazardous. Dr. Orr did not have to explain much to Captain Irvine, for the latter ordered th« steamer stopped at once. The surgeon* worked cautiously, cutting into the abdominal region between lurches, and within thirty-five minutes after the Pannonii had "topped her commander got word that the operation was over and "Bob" Law would pull tnrough. The operation was the talk of the steamer when the Pannonia docked yesterday. The only man not wrought up to concert pitch over it was Dr. Orr. Ha said the operation' was performed under annoying circumstances, but apart from that he did not see. anything unusual about It. "Bob" Law thought It was a great Job. TO STOP EDDY GIFT. New Suit by "Next Friends" 'An nounced b;i Chandler. Boston, Dec. 2H— Wsputtag the power of Mrs. Mary Kaker Glover Eddy, head of the Christian Science Church, to make disposition of so large S Dad <>f her fortune, formal notices have been served on Trustees BfcLeUaa. Fenald Mss Baker, having in charge Mrs. Eddy's estate, or dering them not to make the fl.oß^ooo gift to found a charitable institution, recently an nounced, or any Other appropriation from Mrs. Eddy's estate, pending tho outcome of litigation. According t<> William K. < handler, former United States Senator, this action is to be fol lowed by a new lawsuit involving the Christian science head and her trustees, brought by tlio "next friend**" Mrs. Eddy's son. George W, Glover, his dauehter. Mary Baker Glover, and Mrs. Eddy's adopted son. Dr. Ebenezer J. Pos ter, of WUerbury, Vt., who are represented by Mr. Chandler, as attorney. The, contention of Mr. Chandler is that «he proposed apprpprlatton of a million dollars is In direct vioi.uioii of Mrs. Eddy's deed of trust of March •'«. 1907, by which she turned over all her property to the three trustees tot life, reserving only the right to use the income aiid certain renity. ami which act marked the partial ter mination of litigation against her and the trus tees by the "next friends" ;i few months ;ik>>. The n<-\v action, it is declared, will be entiieU independent of another suit now pending against K. s. Btreeter, Mrs. Eddy's attorney In Concord, demanding Information concerning the deed of trust for fUSMWO set aside by Mrs. Kdily for the beu.tit of her Poa, George W. Glover, and bis daughter. NEW YORKERS AID ENDOWMENT FUNL Colorado College Total Increased to $.1,500, 000 Through Liberal Gifts. |Hy T. lccraph tj The Tribune. 1 Colorado Sp ings. Col., Dec. 29.— The Colorado College endowment fund, by m week's campaign ending to-day, has been increased f'nm $1,000, 000 to $1,500,000 through the generosity of New Yorkers :uid others. Gassflps K. Peabody gave $sfi.o(io and Miss Helen Gould. $10.00i>. i.i '. 1". Dodge :irul Senator Simon Ouegenheitner. for merly of New- York, also contributed liberally. John L>. Uockeftller and Andrew Carnegie each *:ave $50,000 through the General Kducational Board endowed by them. -I M H. mis, of Bos ton, gavi $or..'mi( ;nui Qaaeral WOUasj J Pjatmer. r t^olorado Springs, $100,000. DEWEY'S WINES FOR NEW YEAR'S. -Special Assorted Casts, $1.00, *'■> <><< and |5.75. II T. i..\wy & Sons Co., 138 Fulton tit.. N' w lork. —Advt. TURN IX THE TIDE. Renewed Activity in Many Districts Due to Big Orders. [By Telegraph to Th» Tribune. 1 Pittsburgh Dec. 29. — Orders are coming into tiie mills in the Pittsburg district in such large numbers that within a short time every plant in the district will again berunning 10 its full capacity. Two of the three rail mills at tho Edgar Thomson plant resumed operations to night after a shut-down of two weeks, placing two thousand men at work again. When th*> mills closed it was announced that they would be idle for a month or six weeks. '. j \y The Homestead plant of the Carnegie Steel Company, which closed down a number of its mills two weeks ago. supposedly for an indefinite period, resumed to-night in several of these, giving work again to two thousand men. All the departments of the plant are now running except the Bessemer mill, and it will be started •a soon as repairs arc made. Scores of smaller industries throughout the Pittsburg district which have be*- lute or part ly idle since the financial depression are again in full operation. IBy TVl»«sraph to The Tribunf 1 Providence. Dec. 2S\— When the Am- rican Woollen Company's big mills in Olneyville re sume uork on New Year's Day they will go buck to their regular time schedule. The policy of curtailment was put into force the las week in November, and was intended to last until the New York market looked brighter. Rhode Island cotton mills are awaiting word from New Bedford before, joining in the move ment to curtail production until March 1. Oxford. Muss . Dec. IT.*.— The Huguenot, Lan caster and Texas mills, of the Thayer Woollen Company, which have been shut down three weeks, will b«gin to-morrow on full time, with three hundred hands. Washington. Perm.. Dec. 2S».— Announcement was made here to-day by officials of many man ufacturing establishments, recently shut down, that operations will be resumed the first of the year. The Findlay Clay Pot Company gave notice of a partial resumption to-morrow, and expects to have Its plant in full operation by Wednesday. The Tyler Tube and Pipe Mills. shut down for the first time in many years, will resume in a few days. The Washington Tin Plate Company will resume on January ♦> Other plants closed or partially suspended that will resume within ten days are the ; Steel Company, the Duncan Glass Company. the Highland Olass Company and the Hazel Atlas Glass Company. It is expected that by January « five thousand men now idle, will be employed. Newcastle. Perm.. Dec. -The Shen. ngo Valley Steel plant resumed operations here to night, after an idleness afl tea days. More than two thousand men are affected. DIVIDENDS 183 PER CENT. Fall River Mills Break All Retards for Prosperity. Fall River. Mass., Dec. '20.— Cash dividends of $'_\701,57r. have been paid out to stockholders by Fall River cotton mill corporations for the year 1907, according to figures just complied. On the total capital of approximately ."«'J.",,4T.">. (XX> this dividend is about 10.07 per cent. In addition to the cash dividends there have beeu stock dividends for the last year of $1,000,000. There have been about half a dozen increases in capital stock during that time, but, adding the stock dividend? to the cash dividends, the average on the present capital figures about IN.;} per cent. Figured on the total capital of a year ago. before the capital stocks were in creased, the ash and stock dividends together make an average of 19.47 per cent. These dividends are the largest total returns ever given to the stockholders in Fall River mills in a year. The prosperity ha? not been confined to the stockholders, for the operatives have been and are still receiving the highest vages ever paic. here, and there has been an abundance of work for all. In comparison with the average of 10.97 p«r cent paid out in cash dividends in l'.H>7 are the following for previous years: 19Ort. tf.SO per cent; 1905, .'t.'ll per cent; 1004. ,\.:\U per cent; 1'.t0.1. ,">.}S per cent; I'.ni^, G..^> per cent; liWl, r»..".7 per cent, and IJHXt. 7.2."» per cent. INSURANCE COMPANY TO CLOSE Transatlantic Fire, of Hamburg. Suffering from San Francisco Losses. Hamburg. Dec. 29.— The Transatlantic Fire Insurance Company has voted to go out of busi ness on acrount of the fact that more than half of its capital was lost by the San Francisco fire and earthquake. "NO DIVORCES." CAMPAIGN SLOGAN. Pennsylvania Workingmen Stirred by De crees Obtained by Rich Men. [By -IVI.-Einph to The TrlMm* I Ptttsburg. Dec. 2>.— Because of the numerous in stances in which wealthy Pennsylvanlana have ob tained divorces from the wives of their more hum ble days, the worklnunn'ii of tho .Tittsburs district have tuUon the matter in hand. Una, as the rep resentative of several trades unions, Robert H. Ik-nth, a minor, has announced his candidacy as representative In the Legislature from "the 12th District of Allegheny County on th.» Republican ticket, bearing 'as his stasjasj, "No Divorces." Hut district Is largely composed of workinsmen, is K«: publican. and. as Heath Is almost sun of the nom ination, he will undoubtedly be elected. Ha saM to day: ;-^* "If 1 am elected then* will be new divorce laws in Pennsylvania. This indiscriminate putting away of a wife simply because she is not so handsome, perhaps, as some new "affinity." must bo stopped.' lt has come to such a pass that it requires no more thought or trouble to get rid of a wife an J take on ■ new one here in Pennsylvania, than it requires to make a horse trade down South. It is a disgrace to the state, and if I am elected there will be a stop to it, if it is possible to enact new laws." COUNTESS WANTS A NEWSPAPER. Lady Warwick to Lecture Here in Hone of Realizing This Aim. London. Dec. -.".♦.— The Countess of Warwick announces' her intention of starting early next year on a lecture trip in America, the proceeds from which, as well as the proceeds from her memoirs, which she is now writing, will be de voted to realizing "my great ambition, owning and editing a paper.'"' Notion name ami Hpnature of !>r. Siegeri wh<*n v..ii buy ANGOSTURA BITTERS— valu«iN. Mom achic-appetizer tor th« New Year's table.— Aavt. PUKE THREE CENTS. YWLBB TO PRESIDENT EXTRA NEVADA SESSION. Governor Spar!,* to Summon Legis lature to Discuss Gold field. ■ Reno. N. v.. Dec. 29.— A sp.ci.ii session of ttte Nevada Legislature will b- called to-morrow by Governor John Spark.-. He said to-night that he will issue the proclamation in the morning. Th.- date of convening the Legislature probably will be January 14. The call will be made at the request 01 Presi dent Roosevelt, who ha.-» informed the Governor that such action must he taken or the troops now stationed at Ooldtield will be removed. An nouncement of the decision to assemble the Leg islature has been transmitted to Washington. County Commissioner Rosenthal. of GsMsTatsii whose resignation has been requested by Gover nor Sparks, has refused to vacate his office. <:oldtield. Nev.. Dec. 11).— announcement made to-day that Governor Sparks, has sent word to President Roosevelt that fee will call the Legislature together in special session a" soon as possible has given an entirely new aspect to the labor situation. At least a portion of the. federal troops will, it Is thought, remain in Goldfield for an indefinite period, and all fear of any serious disturbances has vanished. It is not at a 1 certain, however, that the Legislature will act in accordance with th« wishes of Governor Sparks. The Esmeralda County grand jury has rec ommended the appointment of a board of arbi tration to attempt a. settlement of the strike. George A. WingfieUi. a leading member of th« Mine Owners' Association, is a member of the grand jury. • SENATOR XIXOXS VIEWS. 7Y//v About Trouble Leading Up to Gdifidi Strike. According to a telegram received last night by Senator George S. N'i.xon. of Nevada. Governor Sparks of that state vUll tail a special session of the Legislature in response to the statement of President Roosevelt, that unless such call wen issued in five days the federal troops would he withdrawn from tk>ldfleld. Senator Nixon. who came to this city from Washington yester day atrernoon, is staying at the Waldorf. The Senator would not give the name of the sender of the dispatch, but said it was a ies«« sentative of his in Goldneld. He said he was sure that public sentiment tn Nevada would force the Legislature to take some action to re tain the government troops and pass other measures to meet the situation caused by the ontlict between the Western Federation of Mimts and the n;ine owners in Goldiield, srast Sparks in his telegram to the President said he did not think the Legislature would ask the L'nited States government for troops, even \i he called it together. It the call for the convening of the Legis lature should be issued to-morrow," said th«» Senator, it would take ten days before it could get together and probably another week or ten days before any definite action could be taken. In addition to passing a resolution that would put the United States government in a position to legally keep troops in Goldiield. I believe th»i Legislature will pass a bill establishing some „ sort of state constabulary, such as they have in Pennsylvania and Texas." The Senator said the President was perfectly right in the position he took in serving notice on Governor Sparks that unless he Issued a call for the Legislature the troops would be with drawn. •I do not think the President wanted hi* tele gram t-ikvn In the sense of a rebuke to the Gov ernor." said the Senator, "but if the Governor had read between the lines in the previous dis patches from Washington he would hay? un derstood what was to be dont*" Senator Nixon, who Is one of the principal owners of the Ooldfleld Consolidated Mining Company, which eontrola most of the mines in the district, said the miners had no cause for the Ftrike. "It was simply a part of the general scheme of the Western Federation to break up the mm* owners." he said. "I see it has been reported here that the miners struck because we forced them to take their pay in scrip, which was sub ject to a discount. The conditions were Just these: It was at the height of the financial troubles, when cities throughout the country were issuing clearing house certificates for cur rency. In Goldiield we would have done tha same, except that this method applies to an ar rangement between a number of banks, and In Goldiield there are only three banks, and two cC theso were closed. "The third is that of John S. Cook * Co.. owned by Mr. Cook. George Wingfleld and my self. We had plenty of currency in the vatJr?« 5500.000 — but those were ticklish time?, and we thought it would be wise to hold to it. So we decided to issue cashier's checks In denomi nations from $1 to $20. We first obtained an assurance from the stores and tradesmen, the railroads and the express companies that they would take these checks the same as they would currency. "There was absolutely no reason why thesst i cheeks should have been subject to a discount, j They passed freely everywhere. But the mm- j .rs did not like them when they were paid to th.m in exchange for the pay checks Of the \ mine They insisted that the mines shoulii? guarantee these checks, which was absolutely^ unnecessary. Mr. Cook took some of the mm© j leaders into the vaults and showed them the $r.00.000 in currency. We explained to them why we felt we ought la keep it in the town ratler than have It spread areamd the country, as would have been in* case if we had paid it out. We explainer 1 we were issuing only $i 0.00'» in cashier's checks, but it was of no use. We have since redeemed all the?-- checks ia cash, but the strike is still on. But we now hive 'JZ-0 non-union men at work In the niir.es of the Goldneld Consolidated. We shall never recognize the Western Federation -again. We have told the men we are perfectly willing to recognize a reasonable association of miner* and would sign contracts for three years wiih; 5 such an organization, but the Western Federa-J tion has. gone beyond the bounds of reason." < There are some three thousand members .of j the Goldneld local Of the Western FederatiuT:. J Of that number, the Senator said, about twen- x ty-two hundred are hard working, sober men. \ The others are socialists and anarchists. . ••Why." said he, "at the time of the Haywou«« J trial they placarded cur mines and the " sur rounding country with notices reading: 'If; Hay wood is convicted we will kill 1 capitalist for every hair in his head."* ■ ( DEWtY'S OLD PORT FOR THE GRIPPE. It prevents any had after "(Tens. H. T. r>.-u.y * Sons Co., 13 Fulton tit., New iars. — Advt.