V OL LXV11....\0 22,324.
FLEET SAILS FOR RIO
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
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
A COLLIER REACHES RIO
£• zliian Hospital Ship Placed at Admiral
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
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-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—
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
All these prisoners were lined up before Magis
trate Crane. Ram made the following confes
sion in the. hearirig of the detectives and the
"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
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
FALLOWS. FAITH HEALER.
Chicago Bishop an Adherent of
[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
"•« '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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
•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
"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
"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.
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