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VOL. LXXXIV. NEW SERIES VOL. LVI.
BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, PEBHUAR Y 17, IfllO. XL'JIBKR .34. HAPPENS I S IN VERMONT, THE NJWS BY COUNTIES TAFT CHIDES THE SENATE LEADERS OF COSTLY GEMS THE HOBBYISTS 6 SOLDIER CANNON WITH BLAMES WOMAN FOR HIGH LUG Bneak Thieves Got Away with $1,025 in Diamonds and Cash at the Fort. Fort r.thnn Allen, Feb. K. Sneak thieves made a tc haul of diamond and oilier Jewelry some time during Tuesday night when they broke Into the private locker of Sorgt. C. J. Lewis, Troop Jr. 10th cavalry, and ex tracted Jewelry to the value of over H.000. The, theft vas first discovered by Fergcant Lewis when he returned to the quarters from WinooMkl, where ho In engaged In business, thin morning, 'rim sergeant left the quar ters about eight o'clock Tuesday even ing and the Jewelry win In Its proper place In his looker In the orderly room of the troops. The news of the robbery was at once communicated to Capt. IT. V. Parker, commanding officer of the troop, and he Immediate 'y notified , the village and city au Ihorltles, through Sergeant Lewis. The list of articles Includes many nieces which wete secured by the sergeant on his trip around the world ivlth the regiment, and among them re many which were highly valued by the owner. The list l as follows: One ring with three 1-lk diamonds, val ued at JfiO: soltalro ring set with l-lk dia mond, $10; ring with three diamonds, lir.0; ring with one 1 1-lk diamond, MOO; ring with threo l-2k diamonds, $3'; ki aies' ring set with light brown stone, $.; hiltl.il vine, V half-moon Ml-it pin with teven small diamonds, Ji", .soltalro dln niond stick pin, $to; Klgln watch. J15; ear tings with live diamonds each, $10j; -miscellaneous articles, J.M; cash In sllvet, f 40; ash In bills, 1."; total value, tl.02". Sergeant Lewis stated to-night th.it ho would reward liberally anyone giving in formation leading to the recovery of the properly and the conviction of the guilty parties. FIRE LEYELS OLD LANDMARK I'rlcrlc Heirlooms ami TtcSolittinn nry Itellen Destroyed llrrolc right Smed Adjoining Stmclnre. Rutland, JVh. 11. The Dyer homestead, rj, a Rutland county IntiduiAi-k, the homo of Mrs. Horace Hoxle Dyer, a prominent D. A. 1 and her son. Major M. Kdward Dyer, was burned to the ground this aft ernoon. The properly loss was about S.V1 but this by no mean.' described the !! tnal loss as scores of priceless helr 'ooms, and a big collection of i evolution ary relies and military scuvenlrs went up In smoke. The, flto Is thought to have caught from the chimney. The houhe was a two-story wooden litrucUire built In IK'S by F.dward Dyer, einudfalher of th major, and occupied i'V three generations or the Dyer family. The. big barn only 6) feet away, contain ing lid) tons of hay, was saved by neigh bors who faced it teuinc heat to throw j ia II after pall of water on the smoking boards. Men wciyi FO burned by the great heat that they thrust their faces In the snow but they woiked unflinchingly until the adjoining walls of the house building subsided. The, Rutland fito de partment responded and with four horses and 2i men dragged tho steamer up a steep hill through IS inches of snow to fl reservoir In the orchard but by tho time the apparatus got Into action the house iMih In ruins and tho barn beyond dan ger. It was the biggest f irm fire seen In this Mcinlty iu many years. Two barns on sn adjoining faun, belonging to Major Dyer, were burned two weeks ago. GOLDIE IN THE TOILS. Well-It uiiwii Muiilprller C'linrneter Ar reted In tlnrlhiglon. Montpcllcr, Feb. Pi. Goldlo Pun Morse, Tho was arrested In Burlington to-day m an adultery charge. W also wanted by ."lierlff Frank II. Tracy, who has a warrant for her. Some three years ago Goldlc was con fided In Washington county court of forgery In raising a bank check and sign ing a certain person's name to It. 1-Jecu-llon of her sentence was suspended and the was placed on preibatlon, one of the :ondltljns of which was that she should repoit monthly to Fred I). Thomas, probation officer. For the last clBht months she had neglected to go through with this little formalllty and a warrant for her arrest was issued. BLODGETT COMPANY WIN. nurllngton Concern Attimlcd C'outmrt ' VentllnU State Houe. Montpeller, Feb. K Gov. O, If. Pnmty, Attorney-General J. G. Sargent, State rreasmer K. H. Deavltt and C. H. Ferrln, lergeant-at-arnis, were at tho State House yesteiday to complete the exam ination of the bids for entllallng and llleilng the State House. Of the four blda submitted tho con tract was awarded to the G. S. Blodgctt rompany of Burlington for J3y,039, The contract imis signed hy the State official ind by J. J. Ualne and Gnorgo Holden representing ton Blodgett company. I.'nder the law which provides for doing this F.-ork tho lontract mutt tic completed by Juno 1. BIX ORANGE COLORED RODENTS WORTH $10,000 Boston, Feb. lr,. Huddled up asleep In small woexlen box and appearing not unlike tho white mice so common In this country six llttlo orungo rolorel rodents, valued at (l.f.fA.Cfl each, n elo up tho most Interesting consignment aboaid the steamer Anglian, which has arrived hege from Lewdon. Tho anlmels are for n col lege professor In this e-ity, who Is to unb them for axperlnmnts, The StO.rtOO mice are a species of dormouse or sleeping mouse, that lives out of doors In the ttummar and remains torpid during most of th winter season. Their hlrh value ! caused lrj- their itreflt scarcity In num ten. They are About thn slio and bnlld of a julrrel. n j ADDISON MIDDLBBURY. A hearing was hild in the county court house Thurslay before Judgo C'huiles H. Darling Jof nurllngton as special irmsler, In tre. matter of the town of New llu4i vs. William Mc Intry.' and Hie Mlddlebury National liauk. Tins cane hnsto do with a mixed state of affair briilghl about by ths late A. I. lloscoe, Iw ho t the 1 linn of Ills dea.'i wu. postinnster and treasmer of the town of ow Haven. Several New liJ'.ci. c tti-tctfiM, testified Thursday. Horace K. Alhew (Ijpd at the homo of his son, (iardner S, Aliiee, Thursday night, at tilt aire of S9 jyears. 1 Mr. Alhcc ho.1 lived with l is foil for the past 10 years and his death primarily due to the Inllimltles of old Jge. Another faon, Ellis 11, Alb"i, H' es In' Windsor. The luneral of Horace K. Albee w.i held at the home of his son, Gardner 9. Albee, nt thiee o'clock Sunday afternoon, the Itev. D. H. Cork) an conducting tho services. The remain were taken to Springfield. A tramp by tho name of Foley applied to Overseer of tho Poor William Jackson on Sunday for asslsi aneo and Mr. Jackson had him a nested. Momlny nlternoon he pleaded guilty to being a common tramp and was sen tenced to serve 'i0 days In the county Jail. The cattle shipments from this section to the city markets Monday morning con sisted of onlv two carloads. A consider able ejuantltv of the stock had to be loft behind as the owners were unable to get them through tho snow drifts to the cat tle yards. Mrs Kdward D. llaker and her two daughter arrived In town Sun day morning after a threo years absence In Colorado. Mr. Huker remains In Den ver, whe. e he Is In business.-Mrs. Lydla Wright was taken seriously 111 Saturday. C. 11. Westnll fell on the sidewalk near tho corner of the Ilattell block Saturday and was so severely Injured that he Is confined to his home. Among the out of town people here are Max Bradway of Franklin, Mass., Orln A. Field and George T. Diinmock of Cornwall. Daniel W. Smith and Perry A. Campbell of Rlp ton and Alfred Walto of ShuBhan, N. Y. The Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Dcl bert Brown Is very ill with the plcuro pneumonia. Mis. Helen Campbell has gone to New York city, where she will .-pond the rest of the winter. Mrs. Dlan sha More of Salisbury, who was 90 years of age on Saturdav, Is the guet of her daughter, Mrs. K. H. Thomas. Clyde Hulbert Is In Johnson. Kdson P. William son Is 111. Claude Tyrell of Dorset Is vis iting his father, W. A. Tyrell.-Wllbert Normnnd of Bralntree had a hearing be foto Judge Fred M... Footo Saturday, pleaded guilty to Intoxication and was fined J." and costs, which he pnid. Napo TUG NINA IS AT BOTTOM OF SEA II Was Hie Apaelit! That Was Si'on .Sunday Navy Uopart liicnt Gives l"p Hope. Washington, Feb. 11 Hope of solv ing the fato of the little tug Nina practically has been abandoned by the United States navy. In the opinion ot the navy department she foundered, carrying down her entire crew of 31' men, at some point between Ho Island and Winter quarter shonls light vessel, oft the coast of Delaware, on Feb ruary 6 or 7, only a few hours after she loft Norfolk, The commandant of the Ne-r Veirk navy yard to-day telegraphed the navy department that the vessel sighted off Montauk Point last Sunday by the whulcback steamer Bay View was the naval tug Apache and the mystery burroundlng the fate, of the unfortu nate- Nina became as deep s ever. uhllo the seatch will be continued for some time. It Is apparent that lit tle eir no hope la entertained that the Nina ever again will be heard from. FOUND OCEANS OF LIQUOR. Raiders Seised Knoughl m Italian Joint to Start Saloon. Montpeller, Feb. lfi.-For soma tlm It has been believed that Intoxicating liquor was neing Bold somewhere near the Corey, Deavltt, Frost electrio light atn- tlon two miles from this city. Sheriff Tracy and two deputies took a hand this evening and searched tha ranch occupied by Camlllo and Jtaffrlo Tfttzl. They secured Intoxicating liquor enough to atart a saloon, The stuff seized and carted to th basement of tha county court house Included five half barrels and IIS bottles of lager and JI pints of whlBkey, In city court the respondents were charged wfth keeping Intoxicating liquor contrary to law and hall hi each cetse wus fixed at r which they had been unable to raise, up to a late hour this evening. BRONZE CLOCK FOR PLUCK. Resolutions Also Kent (inllnut Captnln Who Snvcd Six Men. Philadelphia Pa., Feb, 16 In recog nition of the bravery of Captain Mali dcraon of the steamer I C. Hanna, wno rescued M men from the atoomer Clarion which was burned near South shoal, Iviko Krle, on December 8 last, tho directors of the Erie & Western Transportation company to-day sent to the skipper a solid bronze ship's ctook, Tho directors also adopted resolutions expressing the thankN of the board to tho captain for his quick action which wero also rent to Captain Anderson. Captain Anderson sighted the burn ing steamship and at tha risk of "him self and hl craw managed to get alnnrnlne and rescue, tlm lx iun trten on board her, leon J. Boudreau Is confined to the house with tho srip. Oorham lirothors's largo team of per cheron horbiis drow Into thl vlllnge from ftlpton on Friday two and three-fourths corda of hard green body wood. Theo dore Getty la In New York City. George T, Champalgno haa removed hli tobacco atore from the stand on Main street which he, has occupied for several years to the Chapman block. Mrs. Silas Ken dall Is at tho Sparhawk sanitarium In Burlington for treatment. Mrs. Fanny Iiiigworthy Is ill. Mrs, 3. K, Piper Is sick. A moating of tha Sunday school teachers, pastors and members of tho Congregational, Methodist and 'Me morial Baptist churches was held In the vestry of the Congregational Church Monday evening and an or ganization cITocted. Twenty perrons signed the roll. Meetings are to bo held every Monday evening. Among the people In town are If. C. I'otter I and B. C. Sterling of Now Huvcn, C. A. Surderland of Brldport, and Chnrloa Ashley and F. T. Brooks of Stamfotcl, Conn. Rev. Arthur E. Harrlman has returned from a conference meeting of Baptist ministers In Itutland. There are tinclRlmed letters at the i postotllee Addressed to Miss Delia Smith, Fred Vincent, C. A. Stevens, and Rollln Bishop. The Candlnn Jub ilee singers will give a concert In the town hall Saturday evening under the auspices of the MethodHt society. John Houston has returned from Ham ilton, Canada. Kggs are 27 cents a dozen and butter 2fi cents per pound. The Ucv. George It. Stair, the evan gelist, who hns been In Maine for the past six weeks, Is home for a few 'days before going to Dayton, Ohio. i The Bev. Charles H. Murkland has re turned to Hillsdale, N. H. The stock of the Gee sisters Is being moved In to the store recently vacated by I. M. Severance. Gideon Abbey, In Hutland for two weeks, has returned home Theodore Getty has returned from New York. The Moosalamoo club will give a smoker this evening. J. W. Murdock has returned from Plttsford, where ho has been for the past two weeks stringing telephone cables. VERGENNES. R. J, Reeman and son have sold the Mrs. George Itoscoe farm In Addison to Clarence Benedict. The farm con tained "0 acres and the consideration was S2..1flo. An epidemic of the grip has broken nut In this section and It Is estimated their are l.'iiO peoule HI with It In this city and vicinity. In some cases whole families are suffering from it. Thu sophomoio class of the hlch school gave the Junlir class a party Friday evening at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Burroughs. Wil- (Continued on page S.) GIANT ELANDS TAKE TO WOODS Koosi'volt Is after Them niul Wili -Not' Reach ftondnkoro until To-day or To-morrow. Oondokoio, Soudun, Upper Nile, Feb. lij. Cntll Theodore P.oosovolt reaches Khartum It will be Impossible to outline with any elegruti of accur acy his plans for his visit to the Hu- ropean capitals. The ex-President was due to arrive here to-day, but owing to his desire for a hunting ex pedition for elephants and giant elands un the Congo side of the Bar- Kl-Jabcl, which will occupy u drty or more, he will not reach Oondokoio until to-morrow night or Friday. The trip down the Bar-h.'1-Jabul and tho White Nile in the launch of Gen. Sir Reginald Wlnge.to. airdar of tho L'gyp tlan army, will then begin. A thort atop will be made at Khartum, where Mrs. Roosevelt will meet her husband. The date for Mr. Roosevelt's lecture In Berlin is uncertain, but it probably will bo about May 15. Prior to that ha will deliver his address at Chrls tlanla before the Nobel peace prize committee. Ills engagementi, aijo in clude an address at the Sarhonno. Paris, In April, a vlflt to Italy and hurried trips to Vienna and Budapest. Mr. Roosevelt will re h Tngland in tho third week of May and will sail for New York the middle of June All datea for the present are provl ion.il. TQ PAROLE CONVICT INVENTOR Burglar Ifaa Perfected r ir-l!u,me-Inal Aeroplane and Una Flnaneinl Harking Promised, Omaha, Neb., Feb. H Judge JMelln of tho district court was to-day noti fied by the State pardon board that If he will designate a suitable person to take charge of him, William Howard, a convict Iu tha State penitentiary, will be paroled to enable him to per feet his invention of a sclf.hnlnneing aeroplane which the prison authorities are convinced will be an Improvement over any machine now In use. Howard was sent to the penitentiary from Omnha In 1507 on conviction "t burglary. He was known as an in ventor Wore that. Ho bus In his cell now a model of his proposed nli-Milii. The necessary financial '.neklng for the manufacture of his Invention In said to be promised. REJECT PROJECT TO DAM NIAGARA RIVER Rtiffnlo, Feb. 11. Tho Kvrress to-morrow will say - The proposal to dam Niag ara river to raise the water level of tho fireat Ijikes u disapproved by tho inter national waterways commission in it repott submitted to the seeroUry of war nt Washington and the minister of pu'i Hc works at Ottawa, Thecomml'slon eom pletod and signed It roport on January m . . . . . .1 , l,r. ' i ann. it is now learned from an ' tatlve onrc thai the whole W!rrt H ' injected, Tells Them They Make Good Ser vants but Poor Masters Hi3 Hobby Watching Others. Washington, Fob. 11. Men who rl''e "hobbles" make cxi client servant but poor mnstrrs, said Speaker Cannon 1ml night at the "hobby night" entertain ment nt the Nutlonal Press club. Anion the other "hobbyists" who rpolte during the livening, "t'nele Joe" being reserved until the ll.'t, were Willis I. Moore, of tho weather bureau, Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, niffotd Plncbot, Commander Peary and Chomp Claik. Speaker Cannon, who during the evening uat llitnlng with cloKe attention to the, other speakers, declared that his "hob by" was In "wati bin;; other men's hob bles." The men of one Idea, he declared uro all good men and he wished them success and long life, hut "It mokes on uncomfortable often to watch other men's hobbles." 11c declared that Dr. Wiley was all right,' but that If be bad been ulluwed to have lib- own way entirely he would hae had everybody afiald to ent any thing for fejr of being poisoned; that conservation was a good thing, but that he was not tfiald of nil the coal being consumed or all of the timber being used up, mid that much hail bee.n done In the way of conservation from a practical .nandpolni for ninny yi-arj; and, as for Commander Peary, he was glad a Cau casian had icached the North Pole, but while Commander Peary had the glory, Dr. Cook had the money. Former President Roosevelt he call ed "the greatest press agent that ever livid" He asserted that more good legislation had been passed during his seven voars in the White House than during any other similar period in the hltory of the Fnlted States, except during that of the Civil War. "Hut suppose wo had passed all the laws that he recommended In his messages," ho said, "the budget of tho country would be many times what It Is now." Referring to press accusations made against him In connection with pure fond and certain other legislation, that he had been a "fly In the ointment," the speaker declared vigorously that he had always been nn tho s-lde of legislation which was for the good of the country. IN DOriVT, FAVORS CO.WSL'MKR. Dr. Wiley declared bis hobby In i ou nce! Ion with his work had been that be should conduct II on ti.e principle that "if there Is any doubt about a matter, give. It to the poor lnrin who has no way of protect 'ng himself." "In every case in in . I have had anvthliig to do with tntorpietlng the food and drug let," he continued, "my holihy has been to take the side of the con- f timer. If the manufacturer or dealer Is wronged he has an avenue open to him In the courts he can he made right, but if the consumer Is wronged he has no avenue by which he can be set right." "At tho present time my 'hobby' Is Antarctic exploration." declared Com imniler Peaiy. Speaking of the coming International race for South Pole honors, I'ommander Peary said that Captain Scott, the English Antarctic explorer, had informed him that he would welcome an American expedition to compete with that from England. Mr. Moore discussed storms and nlr currents and Mr. Clark gave a number of Interesting historical Instances where one vote had decided contests which ha ' had great effect nn after events. GAYNOR IN F WOR OF A NOISY FOURTH New Tork, Fob. Hi. The small boy will not be deprived of his Independence day celebration In this city of Mayor Ciaynor can help It The mayor forwarded the following letter to Fire Commissioner Waldo to-etav; "1 have considered the m'ter to which you invited my attention, namely, the order forbidding: the retn.' m6 of flieworlis In this city between Juno 10 and July 10 In each year. "1 have a strong feeling In favor of th boys having their flteerackers, etc, on J :!y 1, for It Is .1 great com'ort to thorn In fact, 1 'm as fond of fireorncke s now as I wan when a boy, and 1 bidleve that Is the '"tiBe with nearly every man m meet. Ncverthelrm If tho damage In life, limb and pmpnty from fireworks Ik so great as to outweigh mo pleisnro they give, I suppose, the Older should stand." "Snppono you collect the etitlstlcs on the subject, and also In respect of wheth er there be such a prohibition In othr cities. Also let us submit the matter to public sentiment, for as a rule that ouifht to govern " CALIFORNIA VERL10NTERS .lliinu-dii Count; Association Klein Olllrcr mid Plan Reunions, The second annual meeting and elec tion of ofneers of the Vermont associa tion of Alameda county, Cal., Tuesday evening, February at the rooms of thu dlrnrd Piano company, Oakland, was largely attended. Thn following officers wero elected: President, John E. Fox, fsurllnston; vice-president, R. R. Dun, Jtrlslol: pecretnry. M. O. Evens. Jr., Walerbury; treasurer, F. C. Wells, nur llngton. It was voted to hold four meeting" during lb" coming year, Iti'dudlng a. jtrnnd, old-fashloncd maple sugar p.irty early In -May with a ungating off of pur" Vermont maple syrup, similar to tho very successful one Kivert last Mav. Tho other meetings will b In September, November nnd February. The association already numbers over three hundred, although only one year old. Cleveland, Ohio, Feb, 1C.-Mrs. S. K Waterman, a lender among tho mllllinl suffranettes of America, died here yes terday of pneumonia, contracted while lobbying; In behalf of an antl-clgarette law before the legislature In Columbus. Mis, Waterman tvns nn si-dent republican stump speaker. Washington, Fob. 1(1. Presldt nt Taft I to-day called same of the Senate lenders i lo the White Houe ft"d made It plain to them that he Is much dlrfitlsfled with thi progress thus far ninde in passing bills designed to carry out tho party' campaign pledges. Thn President is Id special stress upon the postal savings bunks bill, and as a result, It la (in-1 nounced to-night, this bill will be the HUbJect of a conference to-morow In the , moms of Hie finance committee,, of which Senator Aldrlch la chairman. When whipped into shape, the bill will displace the Alasluin legislative council bill as unfinished buslnesi;. The adin'.nlstiatlon railroad IHll Is to bo reported next week and force put be hind I; to puss It without material amend ment. The several conservation bills are to be perfected by a special committee of west ern senators, appointed to-day by Chair man Nelson, and are to be reported as lapldly as completed The antl-injunctlon bill Is to be conld- story In that ittcr a cp'rited controversy cred by the Judiciary committee at its j lasting some weeks, the Piesluent sent meeting next Monday . to the Ser.e to-day the nomination as Stntt-flnod legislation probably will re- postmaster nt Oskjloosa, Iowa, of Goors ceive attention as soon av t'.u postal 1 C Truse, who had been recommended by Mivipga bill Is out of the way. I Representative Kendall of that district, Tlds program Includes neither the, fed- I but dlinppprove.1 by the postmaster-fen- ral Incorporation bill nor Mp subsidy eral. It Is reported that Mr. Kendall pro leglsliitbm. although the latter Is llkoly j tested to the White) House that Mr io pass the Pi nite without much debate, i HitchcorU v.js discriminating against It will meet strong opposition In th him and that after two calls, the Presl House. ' dent told Mr, Jitchco"k he would ap- The jmstal saving bill I" badly tangled ! point Truse. 'i ml the senators are dlvid-l into two I amps with diametrically opposed Ideas. L... fl A T T S UTCI rnjCiT One slue or the other must give way or! -At 1 UAIjIjB tRWi iho bill will fall. This Is the situation) YEAR AN EASY ONE that mil"t b" dealt with by to-morrow s onfere nee. LOOPHOLE FOR CORPORATIONS. Washington, Feb, 16. -The returns, made by corporations under the corpe-rn-Ion tax law will not be open to public -ipectlnn unless Congress mikes in ap propriation specifically providing for ac oniniobitlous and clerical help fcr that purpose. Somehody has .lKuncred that en .i"t :iiM"i:d In 1"' cvprc-dv prohibits tho secretary of iho treisury from using e.nv part of the appropriation of J100, uOfl, made by Congress "fur the ex. penscs of collecting tho corporation tax" In the employment of persons within tho District of Columbia. President Tuft believes Congress intended that the returns should be j deal with and he had the deuce of a open to Inspection as ale court rec-i time." said tho President. "Rut I would ords ami In a letter to the secretary lie ashamed to think of comparing the "f the treasury be has suggested that I e-nsy year I have just been through with If the construction which seems to some of the years of darkness he had to Mm to be the right one Is to be car- ' suffer. I am glad to have been ham lied Into executle n, there must be an i mejed this first year, because tho next appropriation of 30.00(1 for the sped-' tluee years will be pleasant, no matter fie purpose. Following the Piosldent's suggestion, Charles D, Norton, acting secretary of the treasury, has submit ted te iho speaker of the House nn estimate for an appropriation ot too amount staled. SEN, DILLINGHAM'S BILL IN REGARD TO IMMIGRATION Washington, D. C Feb, 13 Senator Dllllngl . in tailed up In Senate f, r Immediate consideration, House hi. I I.WIfi, un act, "To amend an acl entitled ' an act to legulate immigra tion of aliens Into the Fnlted States.' approved February twentieth, nine teen hundred and seen." Without op position the committee amendments were agreed to nnd the bill was passed niul became law. The bill amends the existing Immi gration law by adding to tile exclud ed classes "persons who are bupported by or receive In whole or In part the proceeds. of prostitution," Another ..lnendment declares tbat whoever -hall emplov In any house or other place for the purpose of prostitution, or tor any other Immoral purpose, In pursuance of Illegal importation any alien, srall, In every iuch easu, b deemed gulltv of felony, nnd on con viction thereof be Imprisoned not more tnfm ten years, and pay a fine of not more' than five tuousand dollar. The oW law hid a penalty of five years Imprisonment for whoever shall hold.',,,, MntHnee, bo taken Into custody and attempt to hold any alien woman riv girl for any Immcrnl purpose or whoever shall keep, mnln'u'n. eor. tred, support, or harbor In any pla.e any alien for an Immoral purpose, and the amendment Incrcisos this penalty to ten yeam' Imprisonment. There has been some question as lo tho Jurisdiction of'tno courts over of fenders under the old law. and so the house lns'irhd nn amcndmMnt resdin "Jurisdiction fur the trial and punish ment of Midi n. felony shall be In either the district to or Into which the alien was first brought or In an.v district in which a violation of any of the provisions of this section ' oc curred." Hut the Senate rommlltci) was afraid tint thle amendment was unconstitutional because of the. i iiu?i of the constitution which reads: Article 6. '-In nil criminal prosecu tions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an Impartial jury of the State and district wherein the ciiino shall have been committed which district shall bavo been previously ascertained by law," Theiefore the Senate com mittee offered the amendment which flnallv became law and which reads as follows: "Jurisdiction for the trial and punishment of the felonies here Inbefoie setforth shall be In any dis trict to or Into which said alien Is bioi ght In pursuance of said Importa tion by thn person or pernuis accused, or In any district In which a violation of nny of the foiegolng provisions of this section occur." The old law provided: "Any alien wom an or girl who shall be found an Inmate of a house of prostitution or practicing prostitution, at any time within three eais after she shall have enteied the I'nlted' States, shall bo deemed to be unlawfully within the I'nlted Slates and cliall be deported." The new law amends this portion to read nn I'oIIowh: "Any al ien who shall be found an Inmato of or connected wltn thn management of a house of prostitution or practicing pros titution, after such alien snail have en tered the I'nlted Slates, or who shall re- Strong opposition had developed to tin publicity feature of the corporation tax law and President Tnfl and his advisor have frequently conferred on the Uos tlon of reaching a basis of adinlnlstta tlon of the aot. The Issue now Is seiuare ly before Congroa and much Inlet est Is manifested as to whether Unit body will rc-onait the existing publicity provision by arrant In g the appropriation rocoin- mended. HITCHCOCK OVERRULED. inmrgenU Kluled ove- the Appoint ment of l'otliintrJ by Toft. Washington. Feb. 15. -Insutgcnt. mem beis of the House were el?.trd to-day oer a report that Pieslilcut Taft had over ruled Ptistmaster-Oe.net a', Hitchcock again In tins suspension of an appoint ment of a postmaster lecommended by an Insurgent republican congressman. The Washington. Fob. lC.--Former President Rootevelt. according to an oplntin ex pressed to-night by President Taft In an nddre-ss to fl. A. R. veterans of the de partment of the Potomac, "seems to have b'-eti an exe option to veiy rule" Tills declaration was made by Mr. Taft In speaking of ciltlcl&ms which have been made In certain quarters as to his administration. He said he would feel won-e for these criticisms were It not for the fact that In every administration "with the possible exception," he added, "of that if my predecessor, who seems to have Iren an exception to e very lille," there weie vlgoious attacks of some sort. "Lincoln had radicals and Insurgents to what the newspapers say about me." Retirement of superannuated govern ment employes on pension was declared y the President to be In the interest of economy and uffMei,, y, as well as of Justice. "Ive, share In or derive benefit from iny part of the earnings of any prosti . ute; or who Is employed by. In, or iu 1 1 onnectlon wi'h anv house of prostltu 'lon or music or dance hall or other J ,i!aco of amusement or resort habitually I I reijuented by prostitutes, or where pros titutes gather, or who u anv way assists, protects, or promise-i to protect from ar rest any piostttutc, shall be deemed to be unlawfully within tho I'nlted States and shall be deported " This amendment takes off the three-year limit to deporta tion ami In every way Increases the strictness of the law. This bill amends the existing law also in the following manner, by adding at the end of the section: "That ary alien who shall, after he ins been decani d or deported In pursuance of tile provi!un of this section, attempt ther-afcr to re turn to or to enter tho I'nited State-e shall he deemed guilty of a ni''denieniior, und shall be Itnpt Isor.ed for not nwn than two years. Any a'irn who shall in convicted under any of the provisions i i ihls section shall, nt the expiration cf -eturned to the country whence he came or of which he Is a subject or citizen In the manner provided In sections twenty and tweniy-ono of this act. In nil prosecutions under tnN section the es'luuinv of a huuband or wife sh.ill bo admissible and competent aisa'r.st a wifu ur hiisnattd." lliesei amendments ares all the r?2u;i of the i event Investigation by the imml ratlon cunmlssiorer ot white slavo tralllc The revolt was presented to Congress on December 10 last, and so within two months It put k new law up on the stcttlte books. There ate other tawti befire the Senate commlttve look Ir.B toward the slopping of the white slave trattle by menu of a provision prohibiting tha purchase of a ticket bv one person for another when snld other person is travelling for the purpose of engaging In the practice of proetltutlon In another fitate. This law bring up a legal question of the jurisdiction of Con gress under the Interstate commerce Clause of the constitution, nnd hence this law will reunite careful studv. Thus t will bo seen that the. work of tha Immigration commission Is bringing about Immediate results. In the way of 'Cfcislatlon In an In mrtant sphere. On Thursday. Fob. 10, the House agieed to un appropriation foi the immi gration commission of $rs,000 to be avail able until May 1. 1!R The Senate had .iHked for JilS.W mailable until Dec. 1, 1010. Tin ro was a oean debate upon tho floor of the House over this appropria tion, and the decrcue in the amount was due to arguments to the effect that economy required the smeller appropria tion. Some arguments weie to tho effect tbnt tlm last appropriation was vottd with tho understanding that the com mloslon would complete Its work here with, but the chairman of appropria tions, Mr. Tiuvney, suld that the amount was fixed last year without any estimate from the commission, and that henco the commission nould simply go as far as the money nllowod them toward n (C'oatluurd MB " In tho Old Days, Mother Mad( Johnnie's Trousers from Pop s and Saved Money. New York. Feb. 15. Woman is oni of the cauceti of hlxh llvlnf. according to Dr. Simon N. Patten, profwor of political economy of the University of Pennsylvania. The trouble, he says, In en article la Tn Indep.nder.', Is that woman ha changed her Ideas of how to run the home. "For'y yens ego a man could ltva comfort VMy on i'fifi a year." he says. "I'nder tho magic of tin -rlfe's hand, this n.r. became tl.MO or 2,C00. She create more value by Industry In the henre than her husband did out of It, ''loth "catre clothe, flour breed, arnl freeih frulu the winter's preserves. The. wife no longor contributes to the family Income by creating values, and with the Increased standard of elaborate dressing, he Is often Its chief burden." This deviation of woman from the old tradition" of the hou'.ewlfe. Professor Patten calls the "new status of wonwn," and he gives It In ell niiousness, at one of the four ciiMMs of what he chara". te .s the "-riMs Its American home life." He rives the Impression that 1 e would willingly reestablish the oldeu days whe n meu.icr made Johnnie's trou- ' ers from those of "Pop," and when tbl pantry shelves fairly groaned beneath the welgW of tempting preserves which tl e woman of the home had prepared in ti.e summer. "It Is no solution of the present pro! -leni to Increase the Incomes of lonw of those earning H.FW to 12,600 a year ' the professor avers. "Ths reason for this Ih that the lucky Individual who has his salary raised drops Into more expen slv ha.bits. it is up to the wife and mother to strike at the problem right n the roots, and that means to economize ' DEMAND NOW IS FOR COMFORTS. Professor Patten maintains that I! n crisis In cost of living affects, particu larly, those whose Incomes range from .11,000 to $3.00", and he argues that the urgent, unsatlstieil demand to-day Is not for fond, but fur comforts. Fami lies with incomes of $5,000 a year, ho says, hae set up a new standard of llbeiallt of expenditures. There Is a constant effort to 'keep up appear ances," and this hns oeen disastrous. "Ilecause the day laborer still saves, as Is evidenced by the size of his sav ing bank account, we aRSume that a I classes above him are likewise, when, as a matter of fact, the class above him Is no longer saving," says Pro fessor Patten. "The new standard of living has cut down the amount nf saving as It has likewise cut down on the number of children per family A small family or no children does not argue an Increased nmoiint of saving. Small families and small savings are two effects of one cause, a high stand ard nf living. The family with no children Is also the family with no saving." MARKLT THK PLACE TO IlfT. Ths lark of saving, Professor Patten finds, s another rf the causes of tl proent crisis. Slill another cause Is t' "bad distribution of population" lie, finds fruit with the tendency, n " large cities, to live In crowded tenemer and apartment houses, where rn's anv high, Instead of spreading out In.o t ,a rural neighborhoods. The isolation of the producer and con sumer Is the fourth cause discovered by the Pennsylvania savant tor the tioes ho co.t of living. Too much moiv" now goes to the middleman. He would have It arranged so tral lbs hruswtfo does her rhuppint du-tsl at the matrkn Thn change in this respect from the old system, whl, h had no Jealing n.th th middlemen, to be ncv. Professor Pat ten calculates, has meant un Increase oi Zi io JO pr cent. In prices. ALASKA IS AMERICA'S GREATEST PRIZE PACKAGE Wssh'vgiun, Feb IS. Alaska, which Societal y r.elllnger has frequently sale. Is America's prlr pae'eage, tuny be a greater pilze th?u man has ever dreamesj. Recent Investigations in the lunoko dls. tl let, the centr.il Kuskokwln valley and the ,iow Haldltored district now partially finished by the L'nlted States geological, survey disclose new placer gold distilcts which promise very heavy returns. The Utt'e tertiary bought from Russia for l7.H".i" In 1M7 has to the present time paid lC0.ioj.ee 0 In gold alone since 'Mi when placer mining there began. The discovery by agents of thj survey of pla cers on ihe small streams In area which are drained Into the lower Yukon or tho lower Kukowim prove tnat the forma II in oi the upper Yukon belts extend nu.. h l.irther s.iutliwt than hud gvt'eially le'ui svippjsod, er.d thM they bi'.sr i;old at n.Jiiiv soatteied luralliics throughout tlutr extent. The Innoko dis trict h.i aitia' ted sums attention already and other are,-) nre now being exploited with piospcis of large results. Bnfncient pro-jie-etlng his been done there to Indi cate thn presence of a yxy stree.k from M to TO feet vvl.le with gold uniformly distributed. CENTRAL VERMONT WRECK ON WATERLOO BRANCH Montreal. Que, Fob, 18 A local paxenger ttr.ln on the Waterloo branch of the Central Vermont rail way was wrecked lo-nlght near Went Btiel'ford, One, The two rear cars of the train Jumped the track and rolled down a 15-foot embankment, seven people being Injured, none seriously. DR. JOHN E. JAME3 DEAD. I.endlug lloniriipiitlilst Stricken nn tb Witness Stand. Philadelphia, i'eb. lfi.-Whlle testifying; In court hero to-day, Dr. John E. Jamea was stricken with paralysis and died soon afterward. Dr. Jnmes was chief gyne co'.erlft at the Hahnemann hospital and 1 colleges, Me was (9 years old and wag u leading homcopaUiist, 4