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THE SUN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1912.
DENIES GERMAN PLOT Count von Ucmstorff Explains Monopoly to State Depart ment Officials. KKPOHT6 SAY DIFFERENT Government Plans to Buy or Condemn American Firm's . Properties. Washington, Oct. 25. Though but tiro clays have panned since he arrived In Wafhinston nfter nn absenoo of several months in Europe, Count J. H. von Born jtoriT.theOerman'Ambassadorhasalready dijeusfod with officers of the State Depart ment the published reports of the plan of hi Government to take over the oil hiiflnefs of Oermany as a Government monopoly, thus cllminatlnR tho Standard Oil eubsidinry from participation In the Oerman trado. The matter is not yet officially before the Ktate Department, as the Government bill by which the oil monopoly is to be created has not yet been introduced in the nermnn Parliament and conse quently all discussion of the subject has been purely formal and unofficial. yet this discussion has tended to thr.ow a great )p,iI of light upon tho plan, which has been Itttle understood in this country. The Ambassador. It is understood, de nied on behalf of his Government reports that the chief object of the plan was to drive the Standard Oil interests out of Germany. On the contrary, the sole pur pore of the plan is to give to the German Government a monopoly in trade, which hall be an added source of revenue. The almorption of all the Standard Oil properties and interests in Germany will In. merely incidental to the execution of this plan, the same as other oil com panies doing business in Germany will lie absorbed. Kor years it is stated tho German Gov ernment has been endeavoring to acquire fomit trade monopoly for revenue pur poses. Bismarck proposed that the Gov ernment monopolize the tobacco busi ness, but tho plan was rejected by the parliament. Similar proposals by the Government since then for the establishment of mo nopolies in articles of universal consump tion met with the same reception in par liament. The present parliament, so State Department officials were'informed, is prepared to refuse permission to the Government to monopolize the tobacco business in the empire. The Government has reason to believe the Ambaosador ls.quoted a? saying that Parliament will look with some favor on .the plan to monopolize the oil business 'for revenue purposes. Whether this belief on the part of the Government is well founded or not remains to be seen, as Parliament has not yet met to net upon tho bill which tho Government will Intro duce There are already symptoms of a lively opposition to the scheme. Thus far the German Government has been unable to seo, it is said, wherein the I'nited- Stater Government will havo any grounds on which to complain of the pro poned absorption of the Standard Oil Interests, Tho Standard subsidiary is a 1'iimnanv organized under the laws of Germany and consequently amenable to tr.e junsuiciton 01 me imperial uovern ment. It is proposed to bujr out tho property of tho Standard subsidiary. Of course if the Standard interests decline to sell nr.d tho Parliament indorses the Govern ment plan the, Government will condemn the desired property and take it at its appraised value. Those urging the plan of the oil monop nlv nxneet. according to tho understand ine here sinco the Ambassador's arrivol. that tho Government will find it advisable to purchase largo quantities or Its oil sunnlv from the Standard Oil Company. It is not expected that competing com panies will bo ablo to produce sufficient 1 supply the German demand. Naturally if tho Government is to conduct the oil monopoly at a profit it will be to its inter ret to buy an cheaply as possible. In spite of favored treatment which tertain uerman oil interests aireaay ro I'oive at the hands of Oerman Govern ment railways, it is expected that the rilandard will be ame to meet tnetr Douom prices. It is understood that the German Gov ernment believes the Standard Oil Com j any is in a fair way if conditions remain unchanged to establish practically a tnonoDolv of the oil trade in Germany Its ability to undersell competitors has already brought disaster to at least one home company. It wan then reasoned, it is understood here, that if any one had a monopoly of the German oil trade it might as wefl be the Government itself, to which the profits would he a welcome increase in uie national revenues. SULZER SAID IT, SATS BARNES. Dorvt't See Why Candidate Should llrny "Servlaar Croker." William Barnes, Jr., insisted yesterday that his Albany Ettning Journal cor rectly quoted William Sulzer as having Mid in 1803, when Sulzer was Speaker of the Assembly, "All legislation came from Tammany Hall and was dictated by that great statesman, Ilichard Croker." Mr Ilarnes asked "Whv does Mr. Sulzer object to Mr. Itichard Croker?" and went M lejlflntlon at that time did emanate from the very clear political mind of Rich unit rol,er and it does not lie In Mr. Sulzer a' thl tune, when Mr. Croker is no longer a political factor, to deny him whom he Mried loyally I nin Mrry that Mr. Sulzer has made such n miMake l.very one knows the record e' iwi Why deny It? Mr. Hulzer's only nriurnent acainst It Is that it comes within Hie i-tatute of limitations and that he Is a ixxfr and broader Sulzer than he was then 1 hum Minply have changed. The kind of I' .illy iliat was then demanded and gladly u en to party leaders Is not now expected li t ii given I w 'he common Idea now that the Execu- i e n i he people, should bo the party leader Mid tha' in addition to performing the Men of the office which he holds he ho ild i.i t the Mail on the hacks of all prom unm members of his party, whereas twenty eai Mgn tin. Hsecutlve lield aloof from inr' organization and party leadership MAN WHO SAVED T. R. ON STUMP, ""rllu Wtti.'U. Alnr.littll for Telling the Sun .lunn .story. Fins i on Oct 25. Bert K, Martin, "the ie,m wiio h.ivt(i Col. Roosevelt's life nt Mi Yankee." and George Roosevelt of New i.rk v.itc the chief speakers at a Pro eiet.,.H rally in l-'anoull Hall to-night, Mr. Mai tin attacked tho Democratlo candi date for ice-l'rebident in this manner: I he Democratlo Vice - Presidential .iiidida'e Mr Marshall, has oven had liif I'oldiiHhb to state that Col, Roosevelt i not at San Juan Hill, also that he l.ud never killed a grizzly And while ne Democratlo candidate for Vioe-Pres-I'leni, the Governor of indiuna, Mr. Marshall, was tittering these false and lUlleiniih HtatementB his backer, Hoss i UKu&n . i running a wide open gambling ret-ort at French Lick Springs, and they f; gambling on the Porter racetrack, -"hough Gov. Marshall is obligated by Fiii oath of nfflco to do away with all that of thing," CONFEft ON LATIN AMERICA. . . State Department Hears Hevarta From Varloaa Coantrles. Wabmnotow, Oct. 2S. Extended con ferences between acting Secretary of State ( Wilson, members of the Latin American division of the Department and the United States Ministers to Gua temala, Salvador and Colombia, were held here thin afternoon. Following the conference It was an nounced that nothing had occurred which was proper matter for publica tion. It la understood, however, that advantage was taken of the presence of the three Ministers in the city to dis cuss a number of problems now con fronting the Department of State in Latin America. The alarming reports from Cuba re counting street fighting in Havana last night and early to-day are understood to have been the subject of discussion. While confidence is expressed at the State Department that Cuba will enjoy an election unattended by any serious disturbances, the situation there, owing to the national elections to be held early next montn, is receiving careiui con sideration. In Quarters outside the State DeDart- ment thero is little optimism regarding the situation in Cuba and her prospects of choosing a President without disorder or revolution. The Dominican situation, a distinct advance in which was reported to-day in tho conciliatory measures adopted by the Government of the republic, was also discussed, it is understood. Minister Dubois brought up tho pending controversy between the United States and Colombia over Panama, which the Department has ho'pes of bringing to a satisfactory sett iement. Ministers Helmke and Hitt. accredited to Salvador and Guatemala respectively, were able (o assist in tho consideration of pending Central American matters. r POST OFFICE ESTIMATE JUMPS. t Over 12,000,000 Eatra Needed, Mostly (or Parcels Post, Washington, Oct. 2S. It will cost 1231,791,503 tofnalntain the postal service in the fiscal year that will begin July 1, 1013, according to estimates just made public by Postmaster-General Hitchcock. This amount is more than 112,000,000 in excess of the sum made available for postal service this year. , It is estimated that 17,240,000 will be needed to organize the parcels post sys tem, S1,3S0,000 to meet the conditions imposed by the new eight hour law, 1750. 000 to provide for the reclassification of the railway mail clerks and 1150,000 to establish village mail delivery. WASHINGTON CAN EAT AGAIN. Hotel Itash In Walters, Strike De clared to Be Broken. Washington, Oct. 25. Hotel proprle tors declared to-day that thestr!ke of 450 waiters and other emptoyecs was broken. The strikers confessed'the out look was gloomy. There was no vio lence. Full forces of employees were at all hotels to-day. Negro strike breakers re placed the "white help" at tho fashion- ablo cafes affected. White waiters were also rushed In from New York. BARNES SPEAKS IN NEW TORE. Air- Third Party Won't Act Check to Socialism. William Barnes. Jr.. chairman of the Republican State committee, speaking lost nieht to 250 persons eathered at a rally of tho Republican organization of tno riueenvn Aseemmy tnsinia in ma headquarters at eightieth street and ltroadwav. said that the Progressive party expects to act as n checK to social ism. "Thero can be no check to socialism.' ho declared. "Either you believe in tho industrial system or you believe in the competitive system unaer wjucn we now 1 1 'l'V t,A ,n nnrr.Mmicn " Mr. Barnes said ne didn't doubt mat tne people would be much happier under the socialistic system, but he did not think it would come, because the desire to ac quire property is innerem ana necauso tne people want opportunity. He closed his brief speech with an expression of his belief that the voter will deliberate calmly next month and ask before casting his vote what is the best thing to do. "Think it over," he said. "Whom do you want a man who has been tried, who couldn't or wouldn't ask for a third nomination, or a man who denied that he would and then did, or do you want an inexperienced man wno win ne turning around with every political wave? DEFENDS TAFI1 FOOD LAWS. Utiles Denies Democratic Charges Aaralnst President President Taft's administration of the pure food law, which has been attacked In a pamphlet distributed by tne Demo cratlc National Committee. Is defended In a statement put forth by Charles D. Hllles yesterday. Mr. Hllles says he makes "explicit and specific denial" of the Democratic charges. Not only has air. Tart en forced the law, says Mr. Hllles, but ho has twice recommended to Congress a law establishing a bureau of public health. When the Supreme Court held that the pure food act did not cover the knowingly false labelling or nos trums ns to curative effect or physio logical action, President Taft asked Con gress to correct the defects In tne law. Congress did as he requested. Under the Taft administration, 'Mr. Hllles says, more than 1,000 violators of the law have been prosecuted and 130,000 In fines has been collected. This nrosecutlon, continues the national chairman, has produced a marked Im provement in the sanitary conditions of factories and the quality or roods ana drugs. Recently Mr. Taft, by executive order, .has prohibited the Importation or the manufacture or absintne. Moreover, lbs defendants have been convicted of violating the meat Inspection law. CAN'T FILE LATE PETITION. Putnam Progressives Lose F Is tit ns Iteault of "lloldop." The Progressive followers In Putnam countv lost their fight yesterday to have filed their petition which endorsed D. C. Segur, Democratlo candidate for the Assembly. Hamilton Fish, Jr., sought a writ of mandamus to compel the Sheriff of West chester county to turn over to the Pro their petition which Justice of Die Peace McCoy of Garrison declined to give up becauee ne ciaimea me i-rogress-ives owed hirn $771 for getting signatures The Progressives secured a replevin against McCoy and forced him to give the petition which endorsed Segur to Sheriff Doyle of White, Plains. Col. Henry 0. Henderson and H. T. pykman fought against the petition being filed on the ground that the time for filing had expired. Supreme Court Justice Mills, in denying the motion of the Pro gressives, said that to grant a mandamus to compel the commissioners to receive and file these certificates at this lata date would be contrary to the general course of judicial decision under the election law and likely to involve con fusion in preparing the election ballot. POLITICAL SCIENTISTS Question of Good and Bad Bosses and Personalities to tho Front. NOMINEES PUT ON RECORD Straus and Sulzer for Wider Primaries, Hedges for Different Ones. Prof. Albert Bushneli Hart, who va ries his duties as head of the depart ment of government at Harvard Uni versity by occasional peregrinations In the Interest of the National Progressive party, and Senator Edgar T, Hrackett, long leader In the New York Assembly and Btalwart warhorsc of many a bitter campaign, skimmed over the pros and cons of the direct primary question last night at the Hotel Astor for the edlllcatlon of tho Academy of Political Science of New York, which was hav ing a banquet to top off the first ses sion of a two day annual meeting. In addition to the, Arguments and pleasantries of the chief debaters there were read In behalf of the three chief candidates for Governor statements of their positions with respect to tho topic of the evening. John A. Stewart did It for Job E. Hedges. William II. Hotchklss read the paper for Mr. Straus and Col. ' Alex ander S. Bacon delivered the four sen tences of Mr. Sulzer, three short ones and a big one In the middle, telling how Mr. Sulzer and Senntor Saxton put over the first ballot reform" law In this State. At the tables were Mr. and Mrs. Abram I. Elkus. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morgcnthau, Col. Alexander S. Macon, Dr. Henry Moskowltz, Mr. and Sirs. John C. Spooner, Mr. and Mrs. William Jay Schleffelln. Philip M. Lydlg, Thomas W. Lamont, J. Hampden Dougherty, Justice and Mrs. Francis J. Swayze, Mta. O. H. P. Belmont, Miss Inez Mil holland. Senator T. Harvey Kerrls, Charles H. Hartshorne, Prof. Irving Fisher, Miss C. B. Spcnce, Henry S Oppenhelmer. Dr. George F, Kunz, I -earned Hand. Herbert Croly, Ralph M. Easley, M. Linn Bruce. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Black and Clarence Shearn. Prof. Hart jiatd that the direct pri mary will enlarge the field of public ser vice. Increase the range of hope of those who would like t'o be where they are not under present conditions, widen public interest, simplify the machinery of politics, shut out dark horses and rid us forever of the bosses, although tho speaker said he couldn't see anything wrong In a boss provided tho boss worked In the open and played the game fairly. To all of which Senator Brackett re plied that the direct primary Is a toot which must be judged by tho product that It turns out. He asked If any one there thought that Wisconsin was any more without a boss now than it was when Senator La Follotte took things Into his hands. Jle couldn't see a greater or more eager participation In politics because of a direct primary. And then he said he wasn't sure about a direct primary in this State and hadn't been ever since Brother Hotchklss got on the telephone one day and told a Progressive leader up Stato that a cer tain person should not be nominated, because headquarters down In New York wouldn't stand for him. In his communication Mr. Straus con demned tlvb present primary law In this State as an absolute negation of everything Gov. Hughes did to estab lish the principle and went on record as favoring the extension of the direct primary to every office In which the people are Interested. Mr. Hedges said he would repeal the Fcrrls-Blauvelt law If he were elected Governor and would urge the repeal of the Levy law also. He would In crease the facilities for voting rather than curtail them, and he thinks tho Wisconsin law handicaps ability and puts the ambitious rich man In a very advantageous position. Mr. Sulzer said .he would go on Just as he has for twenty years, advocating simplifying the ballot, extending the corrupt practices law and developing the direct primary system. RECALL OF JUDGES DEBATED. G. E. Roe and J. II. DonKhertr TaUe Sides at Colnmbla. The recall of Judcesand judicial decisions was the cause of a wordy warfare at the session of the Academy of Political Seienee at Columbia University yesterday after' noon, Gilbert E. Roe, who was formerly Senator La Follette s law partner, and J Hampden Dougherty of zs William street were the participants. "I want to say In the first place In regard to the recall that I do not advocate It as a means of correcting judicial nonsense," said Mr. Roe. "I do not think that It would revolutionise the courts and I do not think of course that the recall should be applied to Judges until it is applied to all other ntibllo officers. "Our position and the position of those, I think, who advocate the recall of Judges simply Is that when the people In good time and in their wisdom have got to bring public affairs generally under the control of the recall no distinction should bo made In the chb of the Judges. "The Judges more than any other (lass of officials ought to be close to the people The courts must be close to the people If thev are going to perform a useful function in this aoverument." .Mr. Dougherty said In reply to Mr. Roe's contentions; "To recall a Judge for the expression of an honest and intelligent conviction Is to my mind unthinkable. It would nut a premium on judicial Insincerity' and syco- Phnhat there have been errors In the ad ministration of justice is true: It Is possible tnat Judges have In some cases encroached on th functions of ths Legislature, but the remedy does not lie In tlie recall. "First, compel Judges to return to the sound notion that no law may be hefd un constitutional unless It clearly transcends legislative power. Second, allow the United States Supreme Court to review every decision of a State court involving the due process of law clause. Third, a low the freest possible criticism, of Judicial deci sions and Judicial conduct. Fourth, let Judges lie appointed, not elected. Justice Hand or the United States Dis trict Court blamed the Jackyoalan wave of demotvaoy for much of the Judicial trouble of the day, It brought the Judges under the direct vote of the electors and let party leaders have the actual work of selecting the Judiciary. He urged 'direct primaries and the short ballot, . Miss Peck to Speak for Wilson. Miss Annie 8. Peck, mountain climber and suffragist, will speak to-night at two Wilson open air meetings on Broadway. The meetings will be at Thirty-fifth street and Broadway and at Forty-fifth street and Broadway. They are under the au pices of the Woodrow Wilson College Men' League. . - ONLY TWO RUNNING NOW. O'Gorman Bays Taft and Roosevelt Fight for I,at Place, Chicago, Oot. 25. United States Sena tor James' A. O'Gorman of New York, close friend of Gov. Woodrow Wilson and In active touch with, the Democratic na tional campaign, came to Chicago to-day day and the message ho brought was that the contest for the Presidency is over; that the only question undecided is whether President Taft or Col. IWosovelt will run second. Further, Senator O'Gorman said, the Democratic Stato and national tickets would carry New York by 150,000 ond that uscaro. otraus, tno iTogressive nominee for Governor in that Statu, had aban doned his campaign and was devoting his talents to nis party in oiner mates. "The contest for tho Presidency Is over." said tho Now York Senator. "Tho best conservative estlmato as to the result of tho election is that Mr. Wilson will carry nt least forty of tho States, and his popu lar vote will more than oxeced tho com bined vote of both Taft and Roosevelt. If the people believe what Mr. Taft says ubotit Mr. Roosevelt and what Mr. Roose velt sayrt about Air. I aft they will not Ihj lone In doubt ns to what thev ought to do as voters and citizens of the republic." ILEY SAYS STATE MUST HIT DIVORCE TO SAVE HOME Cardinal Declares 100,000 De crees in Year Show Menace of Such Polygamy. Chicago, Oct. 25. A plea for the In tegrity of the Amerlconfamlly, a vigorous warning against divorce and other in sidious evils and an outline of tho in fluence of the Roman Catholic church toward good citizenship', aro contained in an interview given by Cardinal Farley to-day just beforo leaving Chicago for Denver. Tho Cardinal pointed out that there had been about 100.000 divorces in the United States in a year. "While there Is a priest living." he said, tho church will protest against that most obnoxious form of polygamy which divorce fosters." "The tmestion of homo life, of purity and happiness of the family seems to me to bo the question of most vital Impor; tancc to all of the people of the United States at this time." ho continued. "Many of our social evils and disorders may le traced dlrcctlv to tho breaking up of home life, to the polluting of the stream of family purity nnd to the neglect of home and family duties. "It is the home that contains tho vital principles of human lutppiness that is the nation's strength, and it is the foun dation of privnte ns well us public well being. The state is only tho sum of the families that compose it. Relaxation of tho marriage tie endangers the tie of the family nnd therefore imperils tho foun dation of the suite. "Statistics show tliat there have been somo 100,000 divorces within one year. That means that the effect of n ruined Iiome, of u dislmnded family, is directly on tho double individuality affected by these divorces, or on INKi.ono men and women. It means that there is n veri table army of men and women living in this country, and one, that is daily in creasing, in which the moral rectitude, has been removed. 'And how many cluldren are afocted by tho example and direction of hoir parents in Ruch cosesl What an effect it has upon tho lives of the children nnd what an effect upon family life nnd homed in this country in genernll it. is a iMirt. oi tno titato s uuty to try to remedy this crowinc evil, and tliat duty should be pnrfomeii without delay. Thero should bo no such thing permitted In this country, for tho country's sake, as the breaking up of a homo and family by divorce. The law of tho country should bo that thero fhould bo no divorce granted when a valid marriage bus taken place. Divorce makes corruption, ruin and dissolution of families easy." HOKE SMITH IN CONNECTICUT. Charges Ilriinlillrans With marring and 1'nUlfj-lna. Waterbury, Conn., Oct. 25. Hoke Smith of Georgia, speaking to a large rally of Democrats here to-night, said the Republican cry that disaster would follow a Democratic victory waa a piece of cheap political bluffing. "They have said," he continued, "that tariff legislation In Cleveland's admin istration brought about Coxey's army and the soup houses. That is a miser able falsehood, and If I was the Colonel I would organize nn Ananias club." Gov, Baldwin and the other nominees on the Hlate ticket were among the speakers. SUCCESSFUL GAMBLER DIES. nilly MnrUIn Made Over $1,000,000 With III Ilnoka and CI a It. Illlly Mack In, who about fifteen years ago was onft-of the most successful bookmakers In New York, died Thursday niuht st his homo in this city, Mnckm was 53 years old and spent part of his time here and part in Philadelphia, where his widow and son live. Macltin first became known as a book maker at tho old Gloucester track outside Philadelphia, lie was a (lunger and made bets that brought liim a itankj-oll and led him to tho New York tracks. Then he became Interested in a few gambling houses here and later ran a club on Hprln street In Saratoga, which In 100'.' was Known as a hlsser club from the uambler's standnoint than (.'antleld's. Heavy wagers were the rule at Mnckln's. Maekln also speculated In Wall Street and made money there. At' one time he was known to be worth considerably more than ll.ooo.ooo. He lost a itood deal of his money In recent years, but was still well off. He was at one time a partner of Kd .Marks, who ran the Pennsylvania L'luh at Long branch. VICHY Natural A Alkaline Water f H Nol Genuine wlthtil the tvtrl Bottlid I at the V DIDN'T LIKE WILD 1ST; I .Mark Dubois, However, Found Knough Excitement in Starvation. NOW HE PINES FOR TEXAS Roy Faints in Police Station While Asking Lodging for Night. Tiring of ranch life along the Rio Grande, where there were nothing else but notorious Mexican revolutions, cat tle thieves nnd general bandits, Mark Dubois, 16 years old, ran away from his parents' home at Kl Paso, Tex., a month' ago.' He wanted to come to the wild East to enjoy life among romantic gunmen, dynamiters, kidnappers, hawkcyed detec tives, daredevil chauffeurs and dashing Wall Street brokers. He had enough money to pay his fare and to mnlntnln him, he thought, until he could become a member of n gang or be adopted by a Cro-sus. Mark walked Into the Adams street station, Brooklyn, last' night and In a weak voice, asked for a night's lodg ing.' He told how his money had run out In a week and he asked that his parents, who live at 79 San Antonio street, E Paso, and his Uncle George, who owns a ranch near that city, be notified. The boy fainted vyjiile he was" talk ing. An ambulance surgeon from the Holy Family Hospital found that he was suffering from starvation, exposure and walking typhoid. At the Fjospltal Mark was able to say that he had been sleeping In doorways and halls, and doing mostly without food for two weeks. His condition Is not serious, but he Is very, very homesick. CREDITED WITH TEN WIVES. Police Say Alleged Rmbessler Never Ilothered to Gr4 Divorces. Philadelphia, Oct. 25. When Addison F. Ellsworth was arraigned to-day before. Magistrate Beaton on a charge of em bezzlement detectives testified that he had at. least ten wives in various parts of the country, including several in this city. He was held in $500 ball. Ellsworth was arrested while living with tho alleged latest Mrs. Ellsworth. She was, present in court and declared that she would stick, to her husband no matter what happened. Sinco Ellsworth's arrest a week ago on complaint of the Home Insurance Com pany that he had embezzled about $200 tho detectives have received letters from women living in Maryland, New York and various parts of Pennsylvania who Bay they are married to Ellsworth. In most cases the women charge that they were swindled of what money they possessed. The polico say he never got a divorce before marrying again. FREDEB1CK LOESEB CO. ' . In every detail the Leading Retail Establishment of Brooklyn. A tsook &aie lixtraordinary. 30,000 Volumes Americana : Rare Editions : History : Biography : Essays : Fiction - Nearly All Branches of Literature. . .i The Whole Large Miscellaneous Stock of John Joseph McVey, Bookseller of Philadelphia. Now at Loeser's for Amazingly Low Prices. McVEY'S BOOK SHOP AT J229 ARCH STREET in Philadelphia has long been one oflthe noted Book stores of the country. McVey always kept a large and up-to-date stock. He collected rare Books. 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Imagine a chance to select from this stock at practically your own price and you will have some notion of the economies in buying. X HARRIET COFFIN PARTY IN SUIT. Flffht Over Trust Fund for Womnn Who Tried to.Klll Beltett. Harriet Elizabeth Coffin, who in 1R83 attempted to kill Kyrle Rellew and was known to have HI wlfl towartj Edwin Booth, figured as a principal yesterday in an action in Brooklyn. The Long Island Iwan and Trust Com pany as the committee of Miss Coffin's person sought to have a MO.Ooo trust fund now held by Lillian Coulllard trans ferred to its control. The deed of trdst was executed by Mrs. 'Soxtn CofIln,.Mlss Coffin's grandmother. .Justice Maddox decided that the trust should stand. Miss Coffin is a granddaughter of the late Charles I). (oflln. a Judge of the Supreme Court of. Ohio. When he died ho left her an income of $2,400 a year, In 1885 she came to New York. She in variably attended the theatro at night. Her desire to go on tho stage wan op posed by her mother, and eventually led to a break when she entered tho Lyceum School of Acting. In 1887 she had a break down in which some doctors said they saw a mild form of insanity. Bellew became a veritable magnet to her and she saw him continuously In "Romeo and Juliet." Finally she imag ined that Kyrle Bellew insulted her lrom the stage and she planned revenge. Shu followed him to Boston, where an attempt to shoot him was frustrated. She was oventunlly adjudged insane. BURKE'S "SAMARITAN" IN JAIL. Philadelphia n Who (Imp Kx-Con-vlct a Chance Himself Accused. Philadelphia, Oct. 25. John Fehr, wl)o offered to give Councilman Burko a chance to begin life anew after he had confessed he was nn ex-convlct, ia in Moyamonslng Prison himself to-day, unable to procure $7,000 ball on ten charges Director Porter has lodged against him. At a revival meeting at Lemon Hill a few months ago Fehr announced that, although he had been convicted of n felony, he intended to devote tho rest of his life to missionary work. Intimation that Fehr's place and meth ode of business were not in strict accord ance with the law came when Burke suddenly gave up his position thero. There were hints that Fehr had not proved to be the friend Burke had anticipated. Soon after Burke left Lieut. Little was ordered by Director Porter to keep the place under surveillance. When It came time to register voters for the November election, it is alleged, Fehr's placo bo- came tne rendezvous of somo of the most notorious characters of the under world repeaters and procurers of fraudu lent votes. The police sav Assemblvman Dr. Ed ward H. Fnhev and Fehr were acting together for interests that contemplated nnlllne an enormous fraudulent vote. When a raid was mode on Fehr's place last night six men were arrested, and when taken beforo Magistrate Eisen- brown Fehr was charged with false regis ration, procuring impersonatorsof voters. selling liquor without a license, sell ing liquor on Sunday, forgery, falsifying and defacing public documents and falsifying names to the nomination papers or Senator fliers icnoi. All rt thn mnn n rrott nil wl.S TTdT. worn held as witnesses under S800 bail and were sent to prison in default of this security, BROOKLYN ADVERTISEMENTS. v few Book Stores have so many. biography, essays, belles lettres, RESCUED FAR AT SEA Two Chiticotcngue Oystcrmen Rrought In by Ward Liner Jtnyuino. BLOWN PAST CAPfi Hfc.NKlf Ran RpTnre Gale for Two Days and Lived Off Their Load of O.VNtCl'S. The. Ward liner llnyamo, In yesterday from Mexican orts, brought two oyster men who were picked up llfty miles south oust of Capo Heniy on Thursday morn ing na they wore drifting further to sea in h dismasted sloop. At 10 o'clock in tho morning tho drifting boat, was sighted about fivn miles off the steamship's starboard bow. The ship changed her course and ran half-a mile to windward of tho loat. A gale waa blowing and theto was a heavy sea. A lifeboat put off for the derelict.' As they neared the disabled craft tha lifeboat ciew saw that her mast hud'been carried away, and tho suit, mast ami rig ging hung over her aide In a tangln. One man was listlessly pumping, while the second member of the crew was at the wheel trying to keep tho sloop from turning broadsidu to the seas. Tho gale was Mnd na her toward the Gulf Stream at a four knot clip. Tho uayamo b lifeboat drew alongside as near as tho seas would allow. and the two fishermen half scrambled and were half dragged aboard. Tho sloop waa swamped soon afterward. , When the two fishermen were taken aboard the Bayumo they were wrapped inhot blankets, given stimulants ana put to bed in u stateroom. They were eo exhausted that without eating anything they fell asleep and slept till supper time. 'I he rescued men are Capt. M. M. Maston and Mate H. L. Jones of the oyster sloon Crown from Chattanooga. Va. .They had been out tongtng for oysters ana wiin hmi ousneis in inu nine sioop they had put back for Chincoteague. A heavy southwesterly gale carried the mast away, and so busy were they keeping her out of the trough of the sea and bail ing that they didn't have time to out away the wreckage. They had made eea anchors by lashing oars to both anchors, but these had broken loose. The small cabin let In tho water and their food be came soaked, so that they had to subsist almost entirely upon oysters. They had drifted for two days and a night. When tho castaways landed yesterday in Brooklyn they went to the house of a friend. BOS'N HAD RIGHT TO KILL. Shootlna; of Mutineer on 8. 9. nrnnswlek Jnatlfled. Tampa, Fla., Oct. 25. The Federal Grand Jury called to Investigate the kill ing of two qtowaways by Claude Pritch ard, boatswain of the steamship Bruns wick, exonorated him to-day and found a true bill against Peter Issassl, Juan Garcia and Juan Martinez, charged with mutiny. Five stowaways aboard the ship rev fused to obey orders, wrested a rifle from one of the officers and attacked; Prltch ard and Capt. Avery. Pritchard shot three of them. FREDERICK I.OE8EB A CO. The Subway to Hoyt Street Brings the Loese'r Store Within 17 Minutes of Forty-second Street. Very few Book Stores indeed .. science. 1 .