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PRICE: fUSWSti 40 CENTS VOI,. XXXV. 3VUMIIKR 8» GOV. SPARKS TO SUMMON LEGISLATURE NEVADA'S EXECUTIVE WILL ISSUE CALL ACCEPTS PLAN SUGGESTED BY ROOSEVELT Situation In Goldfleld Is More Hope ful—Troops Will Be Re. tamed for Several Weeks '?. By Associated Press. . ¦ , , :•„„ . RENO Nev., Dec. 29.-A special session of the Nevada legislature. will be called ¦ : tomorrow by Governor John Sparks. The governor said tonight that he will Issue ithe proclamation in the morn ng and l that I the ; date .of convening will .be in aooui tW O he caK S wni be made at the suggestion ¦of President Roosevelt .has noUfled f&hrs* rOPrr OP r now^-tird- 1\ G No?in'c d at7on o^Tln^on to assemble the legislature has been transmitted, Gov ;"; "J r?OL,r>FIELD. P«n- 29.— The announce m"nt made here today that Governor Bpark. ha. telegraphed word to Prerident Roosevelt that he will cal the > J**™™ legislature toother in «P« clal "f^' o*™0 *™ coon as possible has put an entirely new | aspect upon the labor situation here. , Troops to Remain At least a portion of the federal troops wUI His thought, remain in Goldfield for In indefinite time, and all learofanyM rlous disturbance growing out of the dls nute has been banished. It Is not at all certain that the^legis lature wi'.l act In accordance with he wishes of Governor Sparks, but the Tailing of the special «e»!on will l have the effect of keeping federal troops In Goldfleld for several weeks and will make the possibility of serious trouble more has asked many promi nent citizens of Nevada for an expression of opinion regarding the special session, and has received only favorable repUet. The Esmeralda county grand jurj has recommended the appointment of a board of arbitration to attempt a settlement of the strike. George Wlngfield, prominent as a member of the Mine Owners' asso ciation, Ie a member of the grand jury. The governor will give at least ten days notice of the convening of the legislature, and the call will be issued either tomor row or Tuesday. RENO Nev., Dec. 29.— County Commis sioner Rosenthal of Goldfield, asked for his resignation by Governor Sparks, has refused to vacate his office, and Sparks eald tonight the refusal had been received at the executive office. WOMAN STUNNED, THRUST INTO POOL OF WATER Mysterious Murder in Hackensack Meadows Is Being Solved— Vie tim Believed to Be House Servant :By Associated Press. , •'.¦,"'.,' ¦'¦'! • m NEWARK, N. J., Dec. 29.-The woman "whose nude body was found on the Hack ensack meadows' in the town of Harrison last Thursday was stunned by blows on " the head and then thrust headforemost .Into a pool of water. : The grewsome story .? was : told tonight |at the - autopsy, which ! left Ino doubt as ". to the ; details of the -murderer's work. -. , ' • ';' ¦-;."-'¦'¦' ¦ 11 1 The body is believed to be that of Agnes O'Kcefe, a domestic, ; who had been em ? ployed by several lamilics In Orange. ' - >¦ The autopsy, was made by Dr. C. H. Schulte of New York, with the assistance v of. the coroner and county physician. At ¦ Its conclusion the lungs and Intestines were removed to a laboratory for micro : scopic examination. .. ' . The physicians found the woman had - been struck twice on the back of the head with , such force 'as to render her -unconscious, and that while In this state A and still breathing, she was pitched head i ¦ foremost into the - pool, where she was drowned. The water at tho spot was shallow, and the head struck the bottom with sufficient force to stir the water so I that her dying gasps drew into the lungs ¦ bits of ashes | and cinders. , There were IStwo abrasions at the • base of the brain, Tfcehlnd the right ; ear. ;,, . , - JjAfter inflicting these, the physicians ¦ttermined, • the \ murderer split the I wo- Bm's clothing from the neck down. , was skillfully done, for though th» "^^fcjng 'was. done with i scarcely more a single stroke of a keen edged in- JjMpent, the stroke made Its | way ' : '^Bgh every thickness of clothing and . ¦, 1 time did the point -of the knife ¦I the > body. ;'; ' That ¦ the •. weapon was i'd to aid the murderer, is believed HRT* /' due •to i the : hope of the ' assassin ir^St the case- might be mistaken for one "of " suicide. ¦" The shoes . and stockings ' were pulled off with ' brutal haste, and - then, seized by the feet, the woman was r stood' fairly on her, head in the water and so held until she was dead. - FAVORS PLAN TO AID FORMER PRESIDENTS Senator Allison Agrees with Grover Cleveland in Tha* Congress Should Support Those Who Once Oc . cupled the White House WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.— Senator William B. Allison of lowa, chairman of the committee on appropriations, favors action by congress looking to the care and support of former presi dents of the United States. In : l Interviev tonight he referred to the recent utteranco of former President Grover Cleveland on the sub ject, and agreed with him that some provision should be made In this mat ter. The matter deserved recognition at the hands of congress, he said, and undoubtedly would receive it. In the case of Thomas Jefferson, who died poor, Mr. Allison said the govern ment would have done well to pay his debts. At present Mrs. Garfleld Is receiving an allowance from the government, and h Bald that to make provision for former presidents would cause no con siderable drain on the treasury, an rarely have there been two of them alive at the same time , Los Angeles Herald. THOUSANDS FACING DEATH BY STARVATION IN INDIA PROVINCES Rain Falls for Four Days Instead of Four Months and Famine Conditions Are Serious By Associated Press. HILLSDALE, Mich.. Dec. 29.— Secretary H. S. Myers of the general conference of Free Baptsts said today: "According to advices just received by me from missions in Bengal and Orlssa, Irdla, four months of rain Is the usual allowance in Lucknow, India, in a year, but during the year 1907 it has rained only four days. The result Is famine everywhere. Fields of rice that should have been full of food are as nothing. "Thousands of the population are suf fering ard before relief comes next Au gust In another crop hundreds of thou general without the aid of wires from Christian lands. "The Indian government has under taken famine relief and many missions are caring for the orphans and helpless," PHOTOGRAPHS ARE SENT BY WIRELESS French Inventor Constructs Apparatus by Which Likenesses Aro Transmitted Through Space By Associated press. PARIS, Dec. 29.— Pascal Berjonneau, an inventor, today exhibited before the post master seneral and a number of persons Interested In scientific investigation, a new telephotography apparatus which can be adapted to the wireless system or to the ordinary telegraph wires. He transmitted the picture of the postmaster general without the aid of wlreh from one end of the hall to the other. The inventor claimo that distance does not interefere with the effectiveness of his method. Photographs, he says, can be sent by it between New York and Paris. Summary of the News FORECAST For Los Angeles and vicinity: Cloudy Monday; light west wind. Maximum temperature yesterday, 62 degrees; minimum, 41 degrees. LOCAL Chief Kern appeals for new city jail. Uaes exceptional good work of pollee force as argument In yearly report. Famous Chinese junk, Whang Ho, will make long voyage to home land. More than one thousand five hundred Mexicans expect to take advantage of railroad's offer and return to native land. Warrant Issued by district attorney of San Bernardino charging Charles H. Cur tin with forgery. Woman wanted In Minneapolis on charge of murdering infant thought to be on way to Los Angeles. Relatives of Thomas Neal of Mount Vernon, 111., request local police to watch out for aged man. Local globe trotters return from four months' visit to foreign lands. Health office guillotine expected to fall this week and six heads may drop in basket. Kastlake park watchman set upon and seriously beaten by gang of ruffians. A. P. Griffith of Azusa refuses to meet Dr. R. P. Shepnerd on lecture platform, and much heralded event Is called off. Genevleve Cleves receives threatening letters from persons who object to her intentions to expose fake spiritualists and mediums. COAST Governor Sparks of Nevada announces that today he will summon a special ses sion of the legislature to consider the situation at Goldfleld. Street car conductor in San Francisco is shot by passenger with whom he had disputed over a transfer. Grand jury in San Francisco will re sume the investigation of tho wrecked California Safe Deposit & Trust Co. Man wanted for murder committed In 1899 Is captured In Oakland. Y. M. C. A. leaders are holding session at Pacific Grove. Los Angeles bartender shoots at livery man ir. Marysville. Captain and crew of coast vessel tight gallantly to save vessel from being de stroyed by fire. Greek consul investigating riot at Marysville. EASTBnN Second trial of Harry Thaw for murder of Stanford White will bo begun in New York a week from today. Insanity will be the defense. Sunday closing law Is being violated in Kansas City; grand Juries indict actors who violate the ordinance. Attorney denies right of Mrs. -Eddy to spend a million dollars in founding a charitnble institution. Sailor lad's strange story of being mis treated by American consul at Klo de Janeiro brings quick denial from. official. Anti-rent strike in New York is spread ing. Murder mystery in New York, of which woman was the victim, is being solved by the police. Farmer in Vermont kills his mother-in law, drives his wife and children from the house, defies posse, and finally kills him self. Seven transatlantic liners arrive In New York, battered by heavy seas, and reporting an unusually stormy vqyage. FOREIGN 1 Grave of Thomas Druce opened in Eng land to discover whether coffin contains body or roll of lead; suit for big estato depends, in part, on outcome of investi • gation. Countess of Warwick announces coming tour of America. Lord Curzon, chancellor of Oxford, agrees to accept nomination to till va cancy among peers of Ireland. Famine in India threatens thousand.-: with death. American 1 attleship fleet sails from .port iln for Rio de Janeiro. lCftort being made to legalize marriage of former princess of Saxony to mus-ie teacher MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1907. BA TTLESHIPS ARE AGAIN ON HIGH SEAS FLEET STARTS ON SECOND LAF OF JOURNEY LEAVES PORT OF SPAIN FOR RIO , JANEIRO Newspapers and Residents in Trinidad Praise Exemplary Conduct of Admiral Evans' Sailorc By Associated Press. PORT OF SPAIN. Trinidad, Dec. 29.— The American battleship fleet weighed anchor at 4 o'clock this afternoon and steamed for Rio Janeiro. Accompanying the fleet were the supplr ships Culgoa and Glacier. Early In the morning the signal went up from Rear Admiral Evans' flagship Connecticut to preparo for departure at 8 a. m., but owing to a delay in the coal ing of the battleship Maine from the col lier Fortuna It was necessary to change the time of sailing. Long before the hour set a myriad of small craft, chiefly launches and steam yachts, moved up and down along the lines of anchored Warships, the merry parties aboard shouting farewells to tho departing visitors. Thousands See Departure Thousands of residents climbed the surrounding hills to view the; great ships as they moved outward on their journey of 3000 miles and more, while^ boatloads of excursionists went to the small islands in the gulf and others to th° floating dock to catch the last glimpse of the ships that were so royally welcomed to this port almost a week ago. The fleet presented a magnificent ap* pearance as it steamed out in four col umns with the supply ships trailing, a distance of 400 yards separating one divi sion from another. With the Connecticut in the lead, the battleships headed for the Booas and steamed majestically through the Grand Booa and thence along the northern coast of Trinidad. An average of from ten to eleven knots an hour will carry the fleet t'> the end of the second lap of the 14,000-mile journey In about twelve days, and it was announced by Admiral Evans before his departure that he expects, to reach Rio Janeiro on Fri day evening, January 10. During the week of their visit here the American officers and men received every courtesy at the hands of the residents. Sir Henry Moore Jackson, the governor of Trinidad; Col. Swain and other high officials gave dinners and garden parties in honor of the comir-^nder of the fleet and his officers, and there were scores of excursions and entertainments for the men, all of whom enjoyed more than the ordinary amount of Bhore liberty. Praise for Sailors The newspapers here and the residents are unsparing in their praise of the ex er.iplary behavior of the men, and th« papers compliment Admiral Evans in the warmest terms', expressing to him anil his men the best wishes of the people of Trinidad and the hope that they will soon return. Yesterday an unusual number of steam ers, with many excursionists aboard, put out to the fleet, and in spite of the rac ing and many other attractions ashore thousands availed themselves of the op portunity of seeing the finest fleet of battleships ever anrhored in these waters. The American consul, William W. Hand ley, paid his farewell visit to the flag ship yesterday afternoon, believing the start for Rio Janeiro would be made at an early hour. He was accorded the usual honors and a salute was fired on his departure. 125,000 OUI OF WORK IN NEW YORK Socialist Delegate to Federated Union Advocates Clothing and Feeding of Poor and Employment by Government By Associated Press. NEW YORK, Dec. 29.— Declaring that over 125,000 persons were out of work, the central federatea union at a meet ing today voted to have its executive committee undertake Immediately a plan for governmental relief and submit it at a meeting next Sunday. Tho socialist delegates declared that the city's army of unemployed was three or four times as great as It usually was at this season. It was stated at the meet ing that 25,000 skilled mechanics, 50,000 in miscellaneous trades, and 60,000 un skilled laborers were now out of work. One socialist delegate declared that all warehouses should be thrown open and the poor clothed and fed, and that tho government should supply work for the idle men. SEVEN TRANSATLANTIC LINERS KIT BY STORM Vessels Have Rough Passage — All Bear Scars Made by Battering Seas — Non; Seriously Damaged By Associated Press. NEW YORK, Dec. 29. — A fleet of seven transatlantic steamships — tho Campania, Cedric, St. Louis. Pannonla, Pretoria, Caronia and Minneapolis cams creeping into port today bearing scars of battering seas, which held the liners back and delayed them a day in their trip across the Atlantic. On Christmas day the Btorm was so heavy that only a dozen of the cabin passengers of the St. Louis went to the dining room for dinner. None of the steamers was seriously damaged, though at one time the officers of tho Pretoria used oil to calm the turbulent seas. The Campania brought $3,000,000 in specie and the Cedric J1, 200.000. Oldest Prisoner Dead RENO, Nev., . Dec. i — James i Mur phy, 71 • years : old, and the ' oldest pris oner lin the | Nevada state , penitentiary, is dead. • Murphy ('serve/ twenty-three years of a' life sentence for killing his wife ;: In I a.; drunken*,* rage ;at Virginia City. - Repeated t attempts to : ; obtain a, \ pardon for him ' were j unsuccessful. < v ';.' SAILOR LAD'S STRANGE TALE CAUSES STIR STORY OF MISTREATMENT BY CONSUL DENIED American Representative at Rio de Janeiro Asserts That All Appli. cants for Relief Are Dealt with Courteously By Associate! Presi. ST. LOUIS, Dec. 29.— The story from Pittsburg concerning Howard Ray, aged 14 years, who said his home was in San Francisco and that he was shanghaied at Norfolk, Va., by a British vessel and carried to Rio de Janeiro, where his ap peal for aid to the United States consul at that place was not heeded, was shown to George E. Anderson, consul general at Rio de Janeiro, who passed through St. Louis tonight from his home in Spring field, 111., to Nashville. Term., prepara tory to returning to his post after his biennial leave of absence. Concerning the story of Ray the consul general said that while there were on an average of about 400 applications for re lief a year at the Rio consulate he was positive that no such case as that offered in the story of Ray was presented pre vious to his departure from Brazil on his vacation, October 13. "It Is possible that such a case has come up since that time," he said, "but in such an event I am sure that it has been properly, not to say generously, taken care of. It is the policy of the of fice, In which I Am seconded by the vice consul general and the deputy consul' general, now In charge, t»at every de serving case should be taken care of, even at personal expense to ourselves. Censures Boy -' "I have no doubt that Ray, if Ire ap plied for relief and deserved it, has been maintained at the personal bounty of the men he complains of. So far as his charges of 'shanghaiing' are concerned It should be explained that a consular officer could have no possible motive for refusing to Investigate such a case, but in the case of a British vessel the Ameri can officers, of which Ray complained, can only be construed as Indicating that a fair Investigation was made. The un supported statement of Ray would not avail against that of the officers of the ship, of course, in any investigation In Rio nny more than in a court of law." Consul General Anderson called atten tion to the faot that all such cases as that of Ray cannot be relieved at govern ment expense unless the unfortunate comes from nn American vessel or is by "habit and calling an American seaman." In which category Ray would not come, even had he been able to prove his American citizenship, which was essential in a case like that he relates. British Subject The consul general said: "It should be noted that Ray, according to his state ment, was off a British vessel, and such being the case, under our law .ie ws a British subject and entitled only to Brit ish relief. Then there are no known American vessels running between Rio de Janeirb and the United States, and the only way to send needy men home to the Xlnited States is by paying their way, which In Ray's case could not be done except as a matter of private bounty. "Upon his own statement of facts Ray could have received no relief of a pub lic nature from the American consular of ficer and It was the duty of the British consular officer to send the boy home, which he did probably at the solicitation of the American office, to whom Ray gives no credit for his services. "The American consulates all over the world are at great personal expense, often amounting to a material portion of their salaries, for the relief of fhdlgent Americans who cannot be relieved at public expense under the law. but as a matter of fact Where hundreds apply it Is impossible that all should be taken care of In such manner." At It Again KILLS CONDUCTOR IN A FIGHT OVER A TRANSFER SLIP Passenger in San Francisco Becomes Involved 1 ' in Quarrerl with Em. ploye of Railroad and Slays Him By Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 29.-Arthur Sassman, a conductor of ihe United Rail ways company, was shot and killed today at the Intersection of Twelfth and Fol som streets by Bonaventura Arcicrl, a passenger. Previously Arclcri had tendered a trans fer which Sassman had refused to honor. Arclcri then paid a cash fare and began to argue the matter. Sassman slapped Arcicrl In the face and the latter drew a revolver and shot Sassman. A riot followed. LORD CURZON AGREES TO ACCEPT NOMINATION Chancellor of Oxford University May Fill Vacancy Among Repre sentative Peers of Ireland By Associated Press. LONDON, Dec. 29.— Lord Curzon of Kedleston, chancellor of Oxford universi ty, has agreed to allow himself to be nom inated for the vacancy among the repre sentative peers of Ireland, caused by the death of Lord Kilmaine. In accepting the nomination, which was offered to him by a number of members of the Irish peerage, Lord Curzon Eald that when the peerage was conferred upon him it was with a view to hia re turning to the houte of commons, but the strain of work In India has proved too much for his strength, and the opinion of his medical advisers has driven him re luctantly to the conclusion that he cannot re-enter that house. Unfortunately, he said, he was debarred from entering the house of lords by the ordinary channels through the refusal of the premier to allow him to take his place with the other ex-viceroys of India on the benches of the upper house, so that he would be pleased to take this op protunlty to re-enter public life by the only means open to him, namely, as a representative Irish peer. The writs of election have already been Issued and the votes must be returned by January 20. All the Unionist papers wel come the return of Lord Curzon to active political life, but it Is feared that his health will prevent him from taking the leadership of the party In place of Joseph Chamberlain,, or possibly the premiership, for which he was slated by many mem bers who were dissatisfied with Balfour's attitude with regard to tariff reform. Lord Curzon's reference to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's refusal to allow him to enter the house of lords through the ordinary channels leads to the pre sumption that upon his retirement from the office of viceroy of India he Intimated to the premier that as an ex-viceroy he should be made an English peer. KILLS HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW; DEFIES POSSE; SLAYS SELF Farmer in Vermont Murders One Member of Family and Drives Re. mainder from Home Before Ending Own Life 1y Associated Press. BARTON, Vt.. Dec. 29.— After shooting and killing his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lydla M. Dunkee, aged 70, driving his wife and phlldren from home and holding at bay a sheriff's posse, which surrounded his house all Saturday night, Edward Butter field, a Sutton farmer, was found dead In bed today, having shot himself with a rifle. Butterneld Is supposed to have been crazed by liquor. He waa 60 years old. V *"" I ' li 1 "W 1 P I T?Q • ' DAILY, 3c| . SUNDAY, So Oli>L»ljl!j,-...y>VJirIJI(O..'.oW.T«.IIWS, 5 CENTS Vt —From the Washington Star. DENY RIGHT OF MRS. EDDY TO USE FUND TRUSTEES ARF FORBIDDEN TO FOUNJ CHARITY Appropriation of Million Dollars for Benefit of Poor Causes Dispute in Ranks of Christian Scientists :y Associated Press. BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 29.— Disputing the power of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy, head of the Christian Science church, to make disposition of so large a part of her fortune, formal notices have been served upon Trustees McClellan, Furnald and Baker, having in charge Mrs. Ed dy's estate,' ordering them not to make an appropriation of $1,000,000 to found a charitable institution recently an nounced, or any other appropriati*n from Mrs. Eddy's estate, pending the outcome of litigation. According to former United States Senator William E. Chandler, this action is to be followed by a new lawsuit in volving the science head and her trus tees, brought by the "next friends," Mrs. Eddy's son, George W. Glover, his daughter, Mary Baker Glover, and an adopted son, Edward J. Foster of Wa terbury, Vt. The contention of Mr. Chandler is that the proposed appropriation of $1,000,000 is in direct violation of Mrs. Eddy's deed of trust of March 6. 1907, by which she turned over all her propreyt to the three trustees for life, reserving only the right to use the income and certain real ty, and which act marked the partial terminatior. of litigation against her and the trustees by the "next friends" a few months since. The new action. It is declared, will be entirely independent of another suit now pending against F. S. Streeter, Mrs. Ed dy's attorney in Concord, demanding in formation concernig the deed of trust for $125,000 s%t aside by Mrs. Eddy for the benefit of her son, George W. Glover, and his daughter. CHRISTIAN SCIENTISTS REMAIN CALMLY SEATED AS FIRE RAGES SAN JOSE, Dec. 29.— The unusual spec tacle of a congregation proceeding calmly with its services although smoke pouring into the auditorium through the lloor gave unmistakable evidence that the church waa afire was witnessed at the ChriEtian Science church this morning. Not until the firemen requested that the congregation be dismissed did the latter leave their seats, although the room was filled with acrid smoke. The firemen cut through the floor and extinguished the fire, which started from the gas furnace, after which services were resumed. ANTI-RENT STRIKE IN NEW YORK SPREADING Poverty on East Side Attributed in Great Measure to High Charges Made by Land. lords NEW YORK, Dec. 29.— The agitation for lower rents among the thousands on the east side continues unabated, and all day today the headquarters of the anti high rent bureau was thronged with ten ants who declared they would join in the movement. Committees were appointed and spent the day organizing the families in the tenement houses. Numerous meetings were held In the district to protest against the high rents, which the tenantry de clare to be In a great measure responsi ble for the poverty ono the east side. The heads of twenty-seven families In one large tenement met on the roof to day and agreed to strike for a dollar re duction. CENTS OPEN GRA YE TO FIND BODY OF T. C. DRUCE WORK OF EXHUMING COFFIN IS BEGUN ALL ATTENDANTS SWORN TO SECRECY Question as to Whether Casket Con. tamed Corpse or Roll of Lead Will Be Deter, mined By Associated Press. LONDON, Doc. 29.— The work of open ing the grave of Thomas Charles Druce In Hlghgate cemetery to determine pri marily whether the coffin contains the body of a man, or as has been asserted, a roll of aheet lead weighing some 200 pounds, was begun today. Incidentally, the clearing up of this mystery will help materially the progress of the famous Druce case. The three-ton monument, which marks tho resting place of the Druce family, was removed by a score of workmen, who were protected from public obser vation by a shed which had been erected around the burial plot^ Within the shed eleqtrlc lights were installed, so ihat operations might proceed without in terruption AH of those In attendance at the open ing of the grave and coffin have been sworn to secrecy, so that the result of the Investigations will not be known un til the experts develop evidence at the policy court. Herbert Druce, the defendant In the now famous case, is charged with com mitting perjury by swearing that his father, Thomas Charles Druce of the Baker street bazaar died December 28, 1864, and that he saw the dead body placed in a coffin and buried in High gale cemetery. His nephew, George Hollamby Druce, declares that this must be untrue, because T. C. Druce was in fact that fifth duke of Portland, who lived until 1879. That being so, George Hollamby Druce claims that he himself, being the senior descendant in the male line, is now the rightful heir of the Portland dukedom, and to certain rich estates, the income of which Is placed at $1,500,000 a year, now held by Lord How ard De Walden. The opening of the grave, however, will not be conclusive proof of the claim of George Hollamby Druce. The fifth duke of Portland and a man known as Thomas C. Druce have been declared to be one and the same person by about a dozen witnesses, but particularly by Robert C. Caldwell of New York, who testified at length and in detail during the present trial. Caldwell left London for New York In the middle of December. Upon his ar rival he war arrested at the request of the British authorities on a charge of perjury, He is now ill at htg home on Staten Island. Should he be brought to trial, the evidence obtained from opening the coffin would do much to convict or clear him. Herbert Druce opposed the opening of the grave on the ground that he did not wish to desecrate his father's remains on the whim of a person who chose to make a claim to an estate he is not in terested in and who had put forward a claim h3 declares he knew to be un true. He was obliged finally, however, by the popular demand, to put -side sentiment and consent to the exhumation for the purpose, ac his advisers say, of once and for all time putting an end to the story for which Caldwell alone seems responsible, that there was lead in the coffin. MORGAN PURCHASES TREASURES OF ART IViulti. Millionaire American Buys Two Famous Monuments and Loans Them to Metropolitan Museum By Associated Press. NEW* YORK, Dec. 29.— One of the fam ous art treasures of Frarce, the Blron monuments, has been bought by J. Plcr pont Morgan, and now reposes in the Metropolitan Museum of An. News of the purchase became known today. It is known the cost of the monu ments, which consists of two groups, "The Entombment ' and "Our Lady of Pity," was large. Mr. Morgan has not given them to the museum, but has loaned them for an In definite time. The monuments were erected by Pons de Gontaut, knight, and follower of Charles VIII. In the chapel of the chateau de Blron, at the end of the fifteenth cen tury. The names of the sculptors are un known. Eight figures of natural size compose "The Entombment," which is the larger' and more important of the two ( works. LONDON, Dec. 29.— The pick of tho Kann art collection, purchased by Duveen brothers last August for a sum reputed to be in the neighborhood of 14,000,000, has gone to America, one of thu chief pur chasers being Mrs. Collls P. Huntington. There are several pictures by Frances Hals and Roger Vanderweyden and Ver meer's "Young Girl Asleep," and the only Velasquez In tho Kann collection, "Bust of a Young Girl." America has also secured El Greco's "Presentment Can inal Nino de Guevera." and Goyaq's "Bull Fighters." Russia, France, Germany and Holland have also secured some of the collection. Joseph Duveen has sailed for New York on the Lusiiania. The fames of the Americans who outbid the Europeans for these works of art have not been made public with the exception of that of Mrs. Huntington. f Trainmen Postpone Strike By Associated Pros*. CHICAGO, Dec. 29.— Trainmen and con ductors on all the railroads running east of Chicago have decided to defer action on the demands for a general revision of wages and working conditions. This was the decision of the executive commutes which completed here toaay its canvass of the votes. Goodrich on Way to San Diego By Associated Press. . ¦¦" ¦. .;,-...;,; ,-, .'•:. i ,V>y,.-.;' 3 : ,;..<: v \\\, i CHICAGO, Dec. 29.— Rear Admiral C.*SVf| Goodrich, commander !of J the • New York SB navy j yard, stopped I off ,in '¦ Chicago ( today *.v on s his way ;to San ; Diego, < Cal., where, > hesi; will ¦. direct \ the ' unveiling of . a monument erected by '* sailors : and the Pacific squad-;.;'.,'; ron lin ' memory of j th« i men *. killed \by'an s* explosion on board the Benniugton In 1906.