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PAGES TWELVE PAGES VOL LXX. NO 299 PRICE TWO CENTS. KEWIIAYEX, COXX., THURSDAY DECEMBER J 3 79(M? THE CAEEINGTON PUBLISHING CO. ti w d h FIRST BASSES OUTSIDE THE PULE OF THE LAW WE CLERGY OF PARIS ISSUE SPECIAL APPEALS TO PA RISHIONERS TO ATI END. Government Propose to Proceed Gent ly Service Not to be Broken Up Police to Attend to Note Infraction of Law and Cite Officiating Priests Before Nearest Justice of the Peace Chief Danger of Disorder Is From Free Thinkers. Paris, Dec. 12. The clergy of Paris Issued special appeals to-night to their parishioners to be present at the churches to-morrow at the first mass celebrated outside the pale of the law. The government, however, purposes to proceed gently. These services will not be broken up, but policemen will be In attendance to note infractions of the law and cite officiating priests before the nearest justice of the peace. The chief danger of disorders in Paris lieu in the possible invasion of churches by rowdies and free thinkers. Reserves of gendarmes will be stationed to-morrow at various points throughout the city to guard against trouble on this score. The efforts made by certain members of the chamber of deputies and other disinterested persons to insure a con tinuation of service in churches, in spite ,of the papal veto, by inducing Catholic laymen in each parish to make the forbidden declaration have not, so far as yet reported, met with much success. Up to a late hour to-night the Church of St. John the Evangele was the only church where such legal ap plication, had been made, although it is impossible to foretell what the next few days will bring forth. The indications are against anything which might be dignified by the name of religious war, and the prompt ex pulsion from France yesterday of Mgr. Montagnlnl, secretary of the papal 'nunciature here since the recall of the jnunclo, coupled with the threats to ex 'pel recalcitrant clergymen from France, ;has had a Sobering influence, j The militant Catholics are In a hope "less minority, and the masses are either indifferent or inclined to side with the 'government. ' Seven curates at Ternes, department 'of Cantal, have sent a letter to the lo cal commissary of police declaring they 'will resist with their lives any profana tion of the church by free thinkers, Using to this end every arm permissible for legitimate defense. ' There was a riotous demonstration at Nancy to-day while the bishop was moving out of his (residence. Two thousand people accompanied the offi cials to the residence, hooting them constantly. The bishop will be prose cuted on the charge of assaulting a po liceman, because he laid his hand upon a policeman's shoulder while he was 'having his residence. ' 'Five thousand persons gathered to s jay in the cathedral at Hennes to listen b Archbishop Duburg's exhortation to ibedlence to the pope. There was an -jnthuslastic demonstration. So far as church property is concern fed, the Episcopal mansions, the rec Atorles, the seminaries, etc., prelates of foil rank are prepared to accept the no bees served upon them to move out to morrow, after protesting and refusing to sign documents of dispossession. : It is reported to-night that dozens of cultural or diocesan societies are in the course of formation, at the last mo ment, in various departments. VIGOROUS PROTEST. Vatican Denounces Search of Archives of Nunciature at Paris. Rome, Dec. 12. 'Cardinal Merry del "Val, the papal secretary of state, is at present engaged in preparing a vigor ously worded protest against the action of the French government in search ing the archives of the nunciature at iparis. This, protest will be handed to !the members of the diplomatic body 'accredited to the Vatican. The secre tary of state sets forth, among other 'things, that the incident in question is the first instance in history of such a -violation of the rights of man. i A special delivery letter for former Senator Brown, addressed in a wom an's handwriting, was received at the hospital to-night at 10:30 o'clock. The J letter was mailed in jnbw xuik. ul bi- :tion "H" at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, and the upper left-hand corner of the I 'envelope contained the initials "A. C. J A." It is thought at the hospital that 1 the letter is from Mrs. Annie C. Adams, mother of Maude Adams, the actress. 1 The letter was turned over to the for 'jmer senator's son, Max Brown, who re- Ifused to make public the contents. h Mrs. Bradley will not be informed of I Senator Brown's death until to-morrow. She was asleep when the message iroached the house of detention shortly "after midnight. Roosevelts Receive Duplomatlc Corps. j "Washington, Dec. 12. 'Mrs. (Roose velt received members of the dlplo aratlc corp.? and their families today. 31rs. Longworth and Miss Hagner, ,Mrs. Roosevelt's secretary, asited ih ithe dining room, and Captain McCoy, of the president's staff, presented the guests. Not Murdered In Persia. Minneapolis, Dec. 12. A letter just received by Rev. Thomas Eggcn, of Minneapolis, reveals the fact that Rev. L. O. Fossum, wife and daughter were not murdered at Urmia, Persia, as was reported several weeks ago. TWO SERIOUSLY BURNED, Lamp Explosion May Cost Waterbury Couple Their Lives. Waterbury, Dec. 12. Samuel Blai13 and Mrs. Fred Lize were probably fatally burned in a fire following the explosion of a kerosene lamp In Blais' hands about 10 o'clock this evening in a boarding house at 253 South Main street. Mrs. Lize ran back Into the burning room for a pocketbook and was burned badly on the face, neck, arms and legs, Blais is in the hospital in a critical condition, having been burned terri bly about the head, chest and arms. MnJ. Lize's condition at 'midnight is such that little . hope is entertain ed for her recovery. Her feet were nearly burned off. She was an attractive woman, about twenty-five years old, 'but will be marked for life if she recovrs. ; LORD CUj Z j. OUT F IT. AVIII Not he the Nevt British Ambassa dor to United States. New York, Dec. 12. Lord Curzon of Kedleston, former viceroy of India will not be the next British ambassador to America, according to a statement made to-day by h's brother-in-law, the Earl of Suffolk, who sailed to-day for Europe on the steamer Celtic. The earl and La3y Suffolk came over with Lord Curzon several weeks ago. The earl said in reply to a question, "You may say for me that there is ab solutely no chance for Lord Curzon coming to America as ambassador for England, for he told me so himself." JOKED W.TB THE ACTHESSIS GILLETTE ON 'I RAIN OF Tilt " R UNA W i 1 " COM PA A 1". Girls of the Troupe Crowd About Illin and He Talks nnil Laughs With Them Teurs I'p Slips of Paper, Writes Ills Name on Them and Gives Them to the Girls r.s Souvenirs Arrives Safe ly r.t Auburn Prinon nnd Is Conducted to Condemned Cell Curlousi People Got No Sight of Hliu. Auburn, N. Y., Dec. 12. Prison offi cials sueeeded pretty well ' In fooling a thousand people who had assembled at the central station, this , afternoon to catch a glimpse of Chester E. Gillette. Having made preparations to stop the train on the outskirts of the city pris on guards In uniform were still sent to the station while the -warden's, pri vate equipage with Prinipal . Keeper Tupper and two guards was sent to Perrlne street crossing, where the train stopped and Gillette and Sheriff Klock of Herkimer entered the carriage. The team was driven rapidly to the prison. Gillette was escorted up Into the north corridor where he was ex amined previous to being taken to the condemned cells. There was not the slightest appear ance of fear or of emotion of ony kind as he walked along the hallway and into the office of the principal keeper. Here he was formally turned over to the prison authorities. Sheriff Kl.ck at once wrote telegrams announcing his safe arrival at the prison at i:17, and then the formal work of search ing the -prisoner was done. Gillette's pockets were emptied of their contents and the stuff that he had, which Included a watch and chain, two apples, a magazine and his collar buttons and sleeve links, were placed in a pile. His clothing was partially removed and the search con tinued. "lArt," said Gillette, address ing Sheriff Klock, "find out about what I can have sent In to me. About the readins matter." "You can't have anything," replied Principal Keeper Tupper. "And about the Visiting," he contin ued addressing the sheriff. "Can I have anyone visit me?" turning to the principal keener. "No one but your lawyer." "And about my mother?" "Yes, she can see you," replied the principal keeper. "She'll 'be here probably to-mrrow," said Sheriff Klock. "Is that your overcoat?" asked John Martin, as he continued his work of searching the prisoner. "No." replied the prisoner. 'Mr. Klock will take that "back." (Continued on Eighth Page.) Schooner Hnywnrd Floated. Norfolk, Dec. 12. The schooner Ralph M Hayward, Captain Green, which went ashore last night fourteen miles south of Cape Henry, was floated to night after several hours' efforts of the wrecking tug Rescuer. It Is expected that the tug will arrive early to-morrow morning with the schooner in tow It is reported that the vessel, is not seriously damaged. Mrs. Birdsong Suffers Collapse. Mazlehurst, Miss.. Dec. 12. A mo tion for a new trial for Mrs. lAngie Birdson, convicted of manslaughter for killing Dr. Tmomas Butler, was filed late to-day. The young woman is seriously ill, having Buffered a com plete nervous breakdown since her conviction yesterday. Carrying; Concealed Weapons. A man who gave the name of Algy Wilburn was arrested late last night by Officers Hoffman and McManus, and charges of breach of the peace and car- rying concealed weapons made against him. i PRESIDENT DQDO DIES HEAD OP INTERS ATION A L SIL VtR COMPANY SUCCUMBS JO HEART DISEASE, Had Been Feeling Better Than Usual Had Just Returned Home from His Oflice When Stricken failed Ser vant, Who Gave Him Stimulants but Without Avnll From Drus Clerk to Manufacturer nnd Bunker. Meriden, Dec. 12. Samuel Dodd, IMeriden's leading manufacturer, and president of the International Silver company, whose principal office Is in -this city, died ve-y suddenly at his heme shortly after 6 o'clock this even ing of valvular disease of the heart. President Dodd had been suffering with this disease for ' the past two years and had at times been ill enough to cause his family and friends alarm. For the past few Uay-a he had boon in better health than usual. He oent the dav at his office and re turn ad to his hmie shortly before 6 o'clock. He called his servant a few m mients later and complained of distress. The' ser vant gave him fnirnu'.-ints but he died almost Instantly. Samuel I3odl was horn In Hartford in 1S34. and came of early New In land stock. He wan educated In the public and high schools of Hertford and passed his early manhood in tint city where he began his business ca reer. For several years he was an em ploys In the drus hotipp of Lee & Cut er and later, in the City bank aw teller and discount clerk. In is;" he came to this city to take the poi ition of cash ier of the Home b.lr.k. , From -tha Home bank Mr. Dodd en tered the manufacturing business. He was one of the organizers of the Park er & Casper Co., manufacturers of Sil verware. Later this concern was merged with the "Wilcox Silver Plate Co. and Mr. Dodd was Its secretary and treasurer. Thin company was tak en over 'by the International Silver Co., at the time of Its incorporation In 1808. -Mr. Dodd was made-president of the company and remained In this of flci until his dath. When he , went Into the manufac turing business Mr. Dodd did, not sev er his connection with the Home Na tional bar1!;, but remained one of Its directors. He was also secretary and treasurer of the Meriden Ga.i and Electric Light companies. While not active in -politics 'Mr. Dodd was a staunch republican and in 1879 was elected a member of the general as sembly from Meride Mr. Dodd married Catherine, daugh ter of the late James S. Brooks, one of Meriden's prominent citizens. Mrs. Dodd died about eighteen years ago. One sor, Charles T. Dodd, is engaged in the cooperage and box bulness In this cits-. Samuel Dodd was not connected with any of the various fraternal or ganizations of the city. He was a member of the Home club, the leading social organization of the city, nnd a communicant of St. Andrew's Episco pal chuTch, of which for a number of years he was a vestryman. SOME MEN GO ISA IK Slight Defection In the Ranks of Sche nectady Strikers. Schenectady, N. Y., Dec. 12. At a mass meeting here to-night, which was filled to Us standing room capaci ty, the striking Industrial Workers of the World, who walked out of the General Electric worku yesterdav. gave to the public their story of the grievances which led up to the rupture with their employers. The sit uation to-day showed but little change. The company claimed that several score of the workmen returned to their places. The representatives of the workers' organization admitted there had been defection, but declared that not more than twenty men had de serted. Speakers at to-night's labor meeting declared that fully five thou sand men were on strike, although the General Electric officials still main tain that not more than 2,000 are out. HERESY CHAUQh DISMISSED. Rev. G. C. Cox Not Punished for Sym pathizing With Dr. Crapsey, Clnclnnnatl. Dec. 12. Rev. George C. Cox, rector of Calvary Episcopal church, was to-night acquitted of the charge of heresy, by the standing com mittee of the Episcopal diocese of Ohio. The case had Its origin In a letter writ ten by Rev. Mr. Cox to Bishop Vin cent, in which Rev. Mr. Cox declared his sympathy was with Dr. Crapsey of New York. Reading; Reaches Agreement With En gineers. Reading, Pa., Dec. 12. It was an nounced here this afternoon that there will be no trouble on the Reading sys tem, so far as the members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers are concerned. A number of confer ences were held with General Superin tendent Dice and all grievances were adjusted. Xew I'nlversnllst Church Dedicated. Hartford, Dec. 12. The new Church of the Redeemer (Universalist) was dedicated to-night with appropriate ceremonies, including addresses by a number of the local clergymen. Presi dent Luther, of Trinity college, and Rev. Dr. William D. MacKenzle, head of the Hartford Theological seminary, were among the speakers. Governor Roberts and Mayer Henney were pres ent, but did not speak. PERSIAN SHAH SA'KAC. Henrt Affeeted and He Cannot Live but a Few Days. Teheran, Persia, Dec. 12. The condi tion of the shah remains practically un changed, although to-day he rallied slightly after yesterday's relapse. At a consultation of physicians held yes terday evening it was discovert d for the first time that his majesty's heart has become seriously affected. It la believed the shah cannot live more than five days. Public business is proceeding as usu al. Excepting perhaps his entourage and persons having intimate relations with the court, few people seem to b affected by the state of the shah's health, and general indifference, if not apathy, extends even to parliament. CO V.S7 i'l Vtin , loli T HANSV A Recruiting of Chinese for Work in the Mines to Cease. London, Dec. 12. Letters patent were issued to-day granting a constitution to the Transvaal. The terms were fully outlined by Mr. Churchill, under-secre-tary for the coloni s, in the-house of commons on July 31. l-nder the letters patent the -recruiting of Chinese for work in the Trans vaal will cease immediately, and the entire system of Chlmse labor musA be stopped a year after the first meeting of the legislature. The latter Is given the ri.ght to put an end to the system larlier if it so desires. HCMIHAT10SS .CONFIRMED. iEHAIE A P OVIS OF MOODY for i-1 :vn i m t covin jusiice Also of Bonnparte for Attorney Gen eral, Metenlt for Secretary of the Anvy and Straus for Commerce and Labor Portfolio A Xumher of Nega tive Votes Against Bonaparte. Washington, Dec. 12. The senate to day confirmed the nomiarttions of Wil liam H. Moody of 'Massachusetts to be an associate Justice of the supreme court Of the United State's, Charles J. Bonaparte of Maryland to be attorney general,. Vle-trtr H. LVletcalf of California to be secretary of the navy, and Os car S.' Straus of New. York to be sec retary of commerce and labor. The Mao"iy, which had been raised In the senate by a number of- democratic sen ators, was not strongly pressed at the session to-day, and no roll call was asked for. On the vlve voce vote for Mr. Bonaparte, however, there were a number of negative votes on the minor ity side, estimated at about fifteen. , Senators 'Culberson and Carmack led the discussion against both Mr. Moody and Mr. Bonaparte. Against the former they raised the question of the fitness for the supreme court bench, based upon measures he had Introduced as a member of the house. It was again urged against Mr. Bon aparte that his utterances against, leg islation for the regulation of combina tions of capital unfitted him to enforce legislation of this character. Senator Lodge defended the nomination of Mr. Bonaparte by saying that the president would not name a man for the responsi ble position of attorney general unless he was eure that the nominee was In sympathy with the administration's de sire to break up such combinations. There was no opposition to either Mr. IMetcalf or Mr. Straus. PEA l Y TO HAVE ANOTHER TRY. His Friends to Provide Him With Another Ship. New York, Dec. 12. Commander Rob ert E. Peary, together with fifty other persono, members cf the Peary Arctic club and intimate friends, were guests at a dinner given by Morris K. Jesup at the University club to-night In hon or of the explorer's safe return from the Arctic. The dinner was described as "a fam ily affair," and the speeches delivered of an Informal character, nothing be ing given out for publication. Commander Peary, In response to the congratulations of Mr. Jesup, is said to have told his friends that if he could get the right sort of a ship for an other "dash to the North Pole" he be Heved he could accomplish his object in a year, n is saia assurances were given him at the dinner that the kind of a ship he wanted would be provid ed whenever he is ready to undertake another voyage, Dili NOT DISCUSS NEW YORK. Hughes and Roosevelt Spoke Only of Politics In General Way. New York, Dec. 12 Governor-elect Charles E. Hughes, on returning from Washington to-day, said that President Roosevelt did not make the slightest suggestion to him with regard to shap ing political policies In New York state. Mr. Hughes was the president's guest at dinner in Washington. He said to day: "At the dinner with the president in the evening the discussion of things po litical was of a most general character. It referred more to what has happened than to the future. Directly after the dinner I went to bed, and I came away this morning before the president was up. "The plain fact is that 1 didn't have three minutes of private talk with the president at any time. Morweover, he did not make the slightest suggestion with reference to shaping politics; the thing was siraPlv not discussed." EM). S. OSES OF HIS WOUNDS PISTOL SHOTS OF MRS. ANNAM. BR All L Y FINALLY PROVE" FATAL. Woman Will be Arraigned This Morn ing on the Charge of .Murder iter Attorneys Will Put Pp the Defense That She Was Justified Under the "Unwritten i.avt" Fruitless Kffort to Get an Aute-Mortem Statement Mother of Maude Adams Mixed Up in ASnir. Washington, Dec. 12. Former United States Senator Arthur Brown, of Utah, who was shot in his apartments at the Hotel Raleigh Saturday afternoon by Uva. Anna M. Bradley, of Salt Lake City, died at midnight to-day at the Emergency hospital. Mis. Bradley will b; arraigned in po lice court to-morrow on the charge of murder. . Her attorneys will set up the defense that' she was justified, under the "unwritten law," In shooting Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown's life was prolonged for siveral hours by the Injection of salt solution and by administering oxygen. Dr. Charles White, superintendent of the hospital, declared that Senator Brown's case was one of the most re markable. that had ever come under his observation. His death was due to complications brought on by kidney trouble, and. not to septic poison, as a result of the wound. The shock of the bullet wound, however, had aggravated the affections of the kidneys until these organs refused to perform their func tions. One of the assistant district attor neys made another fruitless effort to night to secure an ante-mortem state ment, but Senator Brown refused to talk. Dr. W. L. Sheep and Max Brown and Miss Aljee Brown, of Columbus, O., the former senator's son and daughter, re spectively, were at the bedside when he expired. He had been unconscious tor several hours. After an autopsy the body will be taken to Salt Lake City for burial. Mrs. BraJley Is on the verge of col lapse, and her physicians say that Jt. may be several days before she will be able to be arraigned. She will be trans ferred from the house of detention to a cell in the district jail. The prisoner to-day refused to pose for a photograph when the police photographer called. Mrs. Anna C. Adams, mother ; of Maude Adams, the actress, was notified of Senator Brown's death by Dr. White. She will arrive '.n Washington to-mor row and will accompany the body to Salt Lake City. Mrs. Adams' name has been brought Into the case in connec tlon With letters which she wrote Mr. Brown, and which were found in the possession of Mrs. Bradley when she was arrested. The former senator s 6on says Mrs. Adams long has been a per sonal friend of the family. Senator Brown was to spend the holidays In New York with Mrs, Adams. It is this friendship that, It -is believed, caused the tragedy. DECIDED ON "ALMIGU1Y GOD." Oklahoma Gives this Name to Deity In Constitutional Preamble. Guthrie, Okla., Dec. 12. The consti tutional convention which has been debating what name to give Dletv in the new constitution or whether a su preme beinsr should be named at all to-day unanimously adopted - the fol lowing preamble: "Invoking the guidance of Almighty God In order to secure and perpetu ate the blesi-lng of liberty, to secure a just and rightful government, to pro mote mutual welfare and happiness, we, the people of Oklahoma do ordain and establish this constitution." It probably will be over a month be fore the entire constitution has been draftted and adoptted. A1.GICLRAS I R LA I Y PASSED. United States, However, Not Responsi ble for Future Programme. Washington, Dec. 12. The senate In executive session to-day ratified the general act by the delegates of tho powers represented at the conference which met at Algeciras, Spain, In April last, to draft a treaty concerning Mor occan affairs. Opposition by the dem ocrats compelled the adoption of a res olution disclaiming responsibility for participation of the United States In the programme arranged by the con ference as to the future of Morocco. Stuart Robson's Sister Taken to Belle vue. New York, Dec. 12. Mary Stuart Nevison, the actress, and who Is a sis ter of the late Stuart Robson, was re moved to-night to Bellevue hospital where her mental condition will be In quired Into. She was taken from the Hotel Normandie, where she became a guest last night. Her behavior at the hotel attracted attention, resulting in her removal to the hospital. The ac tress is fifty-eight years old and a na tive of Maryland. Number of Japnnese Increasing. El Paso, Tex., Dec. 12. The number of Japanese applying for admission to the United States through El Paso has noticeably Increased within the last ten days. To-day thirty-seven Japanese applied for admission. They are, ac cording to the immigration officers. pouring into the United States from Mexico through the ports of Eagle Pass and Laredo, having come to Mexico as laborers. NATIONAL BANK CLOSED. Comptroller of Currency Takes Hold of Waynesburg, Pa,, Institution. Waynesburg, Pa., Dec. 12. Bank Ex aminer J. B. Cunningham of Pitts burg, accompanied by Judge Oldham, as legal adviser, came here to-day and closed the doors of the Fanmers' and Drovers' National bank by 'order of the comptroller of the currency. Owing the the money stringency and the fact that the,-bank had not be able to col lect a sufficient amount of its loans its cash reserve fell below the requir ed amount. The Farmers' and Drov ers' bank is one of the oldest banks in western Pennsylvania, having been established in 1833. It3 stockholders and . directors are amonr the wealthiest men in Greene county. The loans of the '.tank are considered good and it is believed it will be re-opened for business soon. The closing of the 'bank caused little excitement and no alarm as there is every assurance that depositors will be fully paid. , . ULOW AT lit FORM SPELLING. House Guards Against Any Honey Being Used for It Washington, Dec. 12. By a vote of 142 to 25 the house to-day adopted the following amendment to the legislative appropriation bill: 'No money appropriated in this act shall be used in connection with print ing documents authorized by law or or dered by congress, or , either , branch thereof, unless the same shall conform to the orthography resognlzed and used by generally accepted dictionaries of the English language." ECONOMIC CLUB DISCUSSES FEDERAL CONTROL OF INTER STATE COMMERCE, ; Prof. Graham Brooks, of Cambridge, Considers Control by Federal Govern ment Necessary nnd Predicts It With in Ten Years Attorney ; Edgar H. Rich, of Boston, Reaches Conclusion That Federal Government on Consti tutional Side Has No Power to Stop , Evils of Combination Large Attend, ance at the Meeting. The first dinner and discussion of the season given by the New Haven Eco nomic club was held last evening at the Tontine hotel, and there was a large attendance of prominent citizens who are members of the club. The subject of discussion last flight was "Is . -the Doctrine That the Federal Government Should Regulate and Control Great Wealth, Corporate and Private, Engag ed In Interstate Commerce, Constitu tional or Not, and if So, Is the Doctrine Economically Sound? ' Upon the conclusion of the dinner John W. Ailing prefaced the discussion with a historical summary of the growth of interstate commerce. He be gan by outlining the relations of the states to one another during the revolu tionary period. He then traced the growth of commerce between the states and of federal power with regard to their relations. He held that a certain amount of control by the federal gov ernment was necessary, but declared that It was being carried too far when It came to the Investigation Into pri vate business under that head. Professor John Graham. Brooks of Cambridge was introduced as the first speaker of the evening. Professor Brooks spoke in favor of the regulation of Interstate commerce, and especially the big trusts by the federal govern ment. Hie said It was " humorlus to ithlnk that a state government could regulate such a trust as the beef trust. Illinois could not do it. No state could, it is only when the strong arm of the law reached out and grasped It that its progress was checked. He referred to The Jungle, Upton Sinclair's much discussed no-el, and de clared that it was a true book. While for the sake of the story form the plot was woven about a certain Lithuanian family in Chicago, he asserted that the facts of the book were true. (Continued on Eighth Page.) DENIED IN WASHINGTON. Sensational Report of Prcsenecl n Hono lulu of Japanese Troops. Washington, Dec. 12. The Honolulu report that itwas stated there that Japanese troops, fully officered, were In that city disguised as laborers, and that the fact had been reported to this government, met with an emphatic de nlal here to-day. Acting Secretary of State Bacon said that he had heard nothing of such a report. Secretary Taft said that no such a report had been made to this government, and at the Japanese legation the story was promptly denied. School Teachers Wanted In Philippines. Washington, Dec. 12. One hundred and twenty additional American teachen: were wanted In the Philip pines for the next school year, accord ing to a cablegram received to-day from Manila by the insular affairs -bureau. Fifty of these are to be ap pointed at entrance salaries of $1,200 and the remainder at smaller amounts. CHEAP COLOMST RATES TO CALL Via Washington-Sunset Route. Per sonally conducted excursion. Sleeping cars without change from Washington. Berth, $S.50. Southern Railway, No. 22S; Southern Pacific. No. 170 Wash ington street, Boston, LOSES FAMOUS SUIT FOR A. D1V0ECE PITTSBURG JUDGE BANDS DOWN HIS DECISION IN SENSA TIONAL CASE. Declares Petition of Millionaire Paper Manufacturer Inconclusive Servants' Stories of Mrs. Hartje's Wrongdoings Quite Different Than Those Based In the Plaintiff's Petition Same Excuse for Defendant's Frequent Visits to Coach House. 'Pittsburg, Dec. 12. Judge Robert S. Frazer handed down his decision in th famous Hartje divorce case this after noon, declaring the paUtloa Augus tus Hartje, the millionaire paper manu facturer, for a divorce from hi wife. IMrs. Mary Scott Hartje, whom he- charged with Intimacy with Thoma Madine, a former coachman. Inconclu sive. In substantiation of this lncon- clusiveness, Judge Frazer eltea the fol- lowing points: . The servants' stories of Edra. HartJ' wrongdoing are quite different than those based in Mr. Hartje's petition. The story of Susie Wagner, a maid, was grossly exaggerated and built ud: she was prejudiced, and under the in fluence of Hartje's family. , Mrs. Hartje perhaps visited the stable too often, but her fondness for horsea sufficiently explains what might be con- ' sidered an indiscretion. The letters introduced are open to suspicion, and are conclusive c noth ing. Experts' testimony is of little vali ue. The stealing of the said letters from, Madine's . rooms, as testified to, eftrowg tnose who produced them to toe law; breakers. . The preponderance of testimony shows the letters were not in Mrs. . Hartje's handwriting, and at the trial Hartje abandoned all his charges except the one relating to Madine. . The decision does not refer to the question of alimony, but M!rs. Hartje has a motion pending in court for the . granting of alimony. The two children,' Mary Louise Hartje arid - John Scott Hartje, will remain with their mother. The entire cost of the proceedings are placed on Mr. Hartje, and the suit for divorce filed by hla wife will be tried when it is reached In the regular or der, ' . . , (Mr. Hartje announced he would make an appeal. .; - -, The wealth and prominence of the principals, the ugly charges alleged and later, after the trial had begun addi tional charges, against Mrs. Hartje lit connection with a second coaohman, Clifford Hooe, a negro, tended' to make the case exceedingly- sensational. JFtol- lowing the introduction of the Hooe in cident Mr. Hartje and a business friend, John S. Welshons, together with Clif ford Hooe, the negro, were all arrested on a charge of conspiracy. Hooe was . also charged with perjury, was con victed, and is now awaiting a new trial, , iMra. Hartje, who has been in Red lands, Cal., with her children,' arrived home yesterday. "I am greatly disappointed' and sur prised,'' said Augustus Hartje this asft- , ernoon, "but we will fight the case through every court we can, believing that we are right. I am advised by my attorneys that we have a good case and an appeal will be at once taken. EHir ther than that I have nothing to say, and no comments to make on the opin ion of judge Frazer.". "I am very well pleased with the de cision of the court," said Mrs. Hartje, and I consider the decision a vindica tion for me. I am exceedingly grate ful toward my many friends who have stood by me-.through this trouble, and also for their expressions of kindneaa since the verdict was announced to daj," - ' $3,500,000 ISVOLVED. Suits of Ejectment Against CItT' Chicago nnd Others Chicago, Dec. 12. In the federal cir- cult court to-day Sidney Smith, of Cambridge, Mass., filed fourteen suits for writs of ejectment on land here, worth $2,500,000. The city of Chicago and four thousand other defendants are named. The land named is almost the entire territory south of Thirty-fifth street to Thirty-ninth street, between Grand Boulevard and Lake Michigan. According to Smith, the original grant, of the land never appeared on record, the man obtaining the grant having died before the instrument was regis-. tered. Smith claims to have purchased the claims of the heirs of the grantee. lilSHOP M'CABt WEAKER. This Condition, However, Not TJnex pected Under Circumstances. New York, Dec. 12.-4t was stated at the New York hospital at midnight that Bishop C. C. McCabe, the Methodist di vine, who was stricken with apoplexy when about to board a ferryboat here yesterday, was slightly weaker. This condition, however, it was said, was not unexpected under the circumstances, and was not regarded as a change for the worse. The bishop is not, at least critically ill, and the symptoms en courage the hope of ultimate recovery. Bishop McCabe's family from Phila delphia are with him, and the date up on which he will be removed from the hospital is In doubt. Dr. II. S. Partington Dead. New York, Dec. 12. Dr. R. S. Paxd ington, pastor of the Herkimer street methodist church, Brooklyn, died of heart failure to-day, aged seventy years. He came here two years ago frcm a church at Bethel, Conn.