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hnil returned to tho Htnr Dopnrlmnot MISS ELKINS DIES OF BULLET WOUND store. When first approached by the (,H1- cer, Bwnggcrty denied any knowledge of 1.... ,tii.. . .. tno papers, ' " produced tnem. Ueut. Pope placed Swaggerty In the cus tody of Olllrer St. Amour with Instruc tions to lock him up for the nlRht. Yes terday morning, Chief of Pollen jj, jr. Horton took thu man to tliirllngtoir nnd invited Mr. Hanson to go down and Iden E L F " ..A .-.."J a reajonnitio rnce. Trjrttitmthliretr. Grcuory's Improved Crosby Egyptian Beet tho ttartcrtt end erllft best ever Introducta1. A crtJt tavotllo amonjt r.mrkct (gMencra. Crcgory'B Improved Dantcrt C'rrol I a rich, dark, ortnio In color, and a rhI fnrp. Tho lirnMt anil bert Enrllh hoiw-i are putthmlng quanllnca of (Ma ii! from u. U u ....... ..u v.rri inaiDUl A PROGRAM tify him, which he did, telling the chief THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1010. Ml REPORTS SOLDIER HELD ON MOR CHARGE that Bwnggcrty was the same man who posed n llell In tho afternoon. The po lice wero making a search for Itoll Satur day evening, but after tho events of yes terday It is believed thnt lb'll had no con nection with the matter, his nnmo being used by Swaiwrty to enrry out his plans. HEATING EXPERIMENTS. 7isible Expansion in Jobbing Lines Many Buyers in the Leading Markets. Alleged Bogus That He Tried to Gash Niece of U. S. Senator Wrote the T5E! beiutlful nir fntalociit, the noil valuable bool- CHOKEST, Check and Govern ment Papers. Papers That She Was "Tired of Life." iur i.inicii ana mamc' rtl Pll AtlA-l, t f- inn m .... . .!..!. K, Cregon t ton, MarMahtM M::: New York, Feb. IS. Rrndstreet's Stnto if Trade to-morrow will say: Trade re ports to Hrndstreet's nro rather more cheerful. Visible evidence of expansion In Jobbing trndo, In consonance with the ndviince of the season lire, found In the reports) that the Inrgo numbers of buyers In lending markets, especially In tho West, Southwest und parts of tho South have tnken hold moro freely, although pven In the markets of the Southwest whence best reports come, there are evidences of conservatism, based largely on the high prices nuked for goods. Job hlnir trade at the F.nst Is slower to open up, but there Is certainly more dolus In Jobbing at New Tork, while primary Millngs are still classed as quiet, Tho manufacturers ore well supplied with orders. Western shoe manufactories nro running to capacity. There Is rather less pessimism In the Iron and steel trade. Reports from the Pacific coast lumber trade are good. Tlallroad earnings for January show a gain of 15 per cent, over the year before. Business failures for tho week ending with Februnry 17 were V against 3)9 last week, 2S2 In tho like week of 1!09, 331 In 190S, 177 In 1907 and 150 In 13'K BUSINESS CONFIDENT: STRONGER. New York, Fob. 38. Dun's Weekly Re view of Trade to-morrow will say: Fi nancial conditions are much Improved, the liquidation and decline In the securi ties market having been cheeked while tho situation as regards the supply of credit Is distinctly better. There Is less speculative activity und a disposition to wait for further development to Indicate more clearly the direction of the markets. This serves to strengthen business con fidence. Tho effect of tho recent finan cial disturbances upon various industries find trade Is much res thsn perhaps might have been cx-pocted; Indeed tho business activity nnd proppec-ts are better this week than last as Is clearly Indicated by the moro optimistic reports from the Iron and tho dry poods trade, nnd from tho odvlres from the leading dlstrllmtlng centers. That the distribution of prod ucts continues heavy Is made manifest by tho Increase of lG.fi per cent. In rail road earning? In tho first week of Feb ruary. Commercial failures this week In tho Vnlted States number 167 against -9 last week, 2iS the preceding week nnd 27S tho corresponding week last year. DEATH OF NEIL BURGESS. New York. Feb. 2ft. Neil Rurgess, tho nctor, died early yesterday morning at his home, 177 West With street. He had been suffering from diabetes. Ho was born In Boston In 1S1C and made his debut there. He was for many years a resident of Providence, R. I. Ho was known throughout thf coun try for his Impersonation of Aunt Abigail In "The County Fair," which ho produced for many yeats. Ho ap peared In other women's character parts and was to "The County Fair" what Josph Jefferson was to "Rip Van Winkle" and Denman Thompson to "The Old Homestead." Mrs. Hurgess died In 1P0G. She was a well-known player, nnd had supported her husband In soma of his plays, notably 'The County Fair," In which she plnyed Sallle Greenway. Mrs. Burgess was Mars- Stoddard, a niece of John W. Stoddard. One son mrvlves them. Mr, Burgess had a coun try home at the Highlands and will be burled there. The funeral service which, will take place to-morrow In tho chapel of an un dertaking company, will be conducted by Mrs. Nelllo Blnshnm, u spiritualistic medium. MORGAN HORSE MEN MEET finest of .V. S. I'lilllpps nt Ilarton. Inspected Darling Stables. St. Johnsbury, Feb. 20. Oflleers of the Vermont Morgan Horse club were guests of A. S. Phllipps nt Barton Hotel In JTarton yesterday nnd to-day. Those present were President H. S. Wnrdner, C. C. Stlllman, W. G. McCllntock of New York, vice-presidents, Hoffman nnd Kent nnd local members. Yesterday the gentlemen visited the local stables and Inspected the stock nnd then went to the famous Morgan stables of E. A. Dnrling In Burke they are Inspecting stock for purposes of learning what the possibilities Good Crops Assured by using Burlington High-Grade Animal Fertilizer Made and sold only in the State ot Vermont. BURLINGTON RENDERING COMPANY Burlington, Vermont wk,3i,tf are for development of this breed of horses this season. LAYMAN'S MISSIONARY MEETING. St. Johnsbury, Feb. 2ft. A meeting of men w.-ih held nt three o'clock In Y. M, C. A. here to-day to arouso Interest In llurllngton convention of the laymen's missionary move. A good degree of Interest was fhottn. The speakers were the Rev. F. S. Totmnn, the Rev. Edward Fairbanks, Horace Ilurbany und F. II. Hroolo. FELL THROUGH FLOOR WITH A RED HOT STOVE. Patton, Pa . Feb. aft. Four hundred people who attended a spiritualistic dem onstration at the opera house last night are feeling cmMderably Impressed to-day with the performance, nbout JS of them, In fact, bear the brands of red hot cools nnd ntnnv others are bruised. The audi ence was just on the point of leaving when It was precipitated, together with a red hot stove. Into the basement. Tho floor had tin . kted without warning. No one wns kllltd, . oi.irary to an erroneous report last r i?nr put more tnnn a., wero Ither severclv burned by the coals or In jured In the ramble to get out of the ellar. None is seriously hurt. The loss by fire wa mall. VERMONT BAPTISTS TO MEET AT MIDDLEBURY. Rutland, Feb. 20--The rommltlee, on program for the annual meeting of the crmont Huptlst State convention to bo held nt Mlddleliurv September 27 and 2S, met hero late .yesterday and nrranged the preliminary program. On the morning f the first day there will be the annual meeting of the Vermont Baptist Minis ters' conference, tl e Vermont Historical society and the Woman's Home nnd For eign Missionary societies. In the nfter- noon there will be addresses on primary nnd one on adult work and a talk before tho Illble school. A banquet will bo held at the close of the session, followed by the annual sermon In the evening by the Rev. A. 1. l'note of Fair Haven. The program of the second day In cludes reception of new pastors, ad dresses on State work and ft rally. The United Presbyterian corporation of South Ryegate, with no capital stock, filed Thursday articles of In corporation In the office of tho secre tary of State. This corporation Is formed for the purpose of supporting nnd maintaining the gospel in South Ryegate, holding church property nnd buildings, nnd performing the duties ppertainiiK to a church organization. TALIS SOB AT LI Lupo, Reputed Chief of "Black Hand," Goes to Prison for 30 Years. New Tork. Feb. .--T.iupo (tho wolf), reputed chief of the black hand In Amer ica, Gulseppe Morello, chief of Slcllllan counterfeiters In this countrv, ami sIk of their confederates, were found guilty yesterday of mnking spurlniH nionev and were sentenced last night to terms of hard labor In tho federal prison at At lantn, Gn., varying from If. years and $1,000 fine to 30 years nnd Jl.fA The ac cumulated sentences and fines aggregate 150 years and 7,M0. The list of prisoners and sentences follows Ignar.lo LAipo, SO years and 41,(X fine. Ouireppe Morello, 25 years and Jl,fi). Gulseppe Palermo, IS years and 11,000. Giovanni Callcchlo, 17 years nnd WO. Vlncezo Glgllo, 1, years and !!,'. Salvatore Clna, 15 years nnd !,fv. Nlcolo Sylvestro, 15 years and JU'V). Antonio Cecala, 10 years and $lj. I.upo, who Is under sentence of .10 years for murder In Italy, where lie was tried, while a fugitive from Justice, wept co piously during his counsel's plea for mercy and had to be supported when led from the room after sentence. Calllchlo collapsed In the arms of two marshals, sobbing "not Juat, not Just!" Morello fainted nnd went Into convul sions. All the others sobbed bitterly. HAS NO HATRED OF 1TAMANS. As Palermo was being sentenced thcro was a loud report from a flashlight, and for a moment court and prisoners alike wero visibly startled. The Judge in pro nouncing sentence, was careful to ex plain that he cherished no hatred of Italians, but, on the contrnrv, from his dealings with them had been led to trust them fully. "Nevertheless," he said, "the ovlls of Italian criminality In this country must he stamped out. Here's I.upo, not an Ignorant man, well brought up and well educated, Hut he killed a man In his own store at tho nge of 13. 'I listened with deep Interest to his story of that murder, In tho thought that self-defence might be shown. I do not have to pass Judgment on that Issue, however, for Lupo's night from Italy did that for mo. He nnd Morello were tho lenders In this enterprise, If I could, I would wlpn away forever tho stnln he leaves on his wife nnd chlldron." Sentence was pronounced on only two of six counts charged In the In dictment And suspended in the others. I.upo, Morello and the others convict ed yesterday are elgTit of the gang of 17, nine of whom worn arrested last November and are now awaiting trial, It Is charged that they floated nearly (500,000 worth of counterfeit bills, which they peddled at 25 cents on the dollar, To Lupo, the police credit two murders In this country, one of which was the famous "barrel murder, Comlto, printer for the gang, turned State's evidence and will probably bo placed on trial separately. It has been freely predicted that If he Is freed his G SENTENCES life will psy for the evidence hu gave Wlnooskl, Feb. n-Fnl1lng In his at tempts to secure money on n bonus check, which he Is said to have forged on a llurllngton business man, Halph Hwng gerty, a private of Troop U, 10th calvary, fell Into the hands of the law, when he attempted to have a forged set of tlnal stiitcmenls cashed Saturday evening. Hwaggcrty was recently dlscharRod from tho nrmy nnd had re-enllsted. He knew thnt u larpo number of men hnd been recently discharged nnd that a Kreat many checks of largo denominations were being cashod by varloun merchants. Ills -first alleged nttempt consisted of trying to get a check, purporting to be signed by ltob-rt G. Stone of Hurllngton. and calling for cashed at tho shoe store of Morris Hanson, The check was mndn out on a blank of the Howard National bank which lie Kot on a fako story, from Joseph Itoseriberg of the White lVirgnln store. It Is said that he then went to the postofflce wheru he se cured pen and Ink and drew up the check, making It out In favor of William H. Hell nnd signing It "Itohert Q. Stone." Han-t-on's sho'j store Is next door to tho post office nnd he entered and purchased about JS.00 worth of shoes tendering the check In payment. Mr. Hanson took tho check to tho Champlaln Trust company, endorsed It nnd asked Mr. MoMnhon the treasurer, for the money. Mr. MoMnhon wns suspicious of tho check and 'phoned Mr. Htone who replied that tho check was bogus. Mr. Hanson wai Informed and returned to the store. The tnnn appeared satisfied when told that tho check was being Investigated, nnd until that ho would be back later. Mr. Stone does his banking business with tho Merchants Imnk, nnd signs his checks "IU O. Stone." Swnggcrty's second alleged attempt at forgery wns frustrated later In the even ing when ho attempted to have a set of final statements, now said to be bogus, cnbhed at the Star Department store. .Mr Nleberg, the manager, not being ac quainted with the details of cashing sol diers' finals, brought tho statements to tho store of Hhnnley & Kstey, who have had considerable experience In this line. The finals Mere In tho name of William H. Hell and Mr. Shanley immediately connected the events of the afternoon with the papers In hand. I'pnn further Investigation of the papers It was seen that they were In a badly confused stnte as to various ib'tnlls, ns was also th' deposit hook which neenmpnnlod them. Mr. Nleberg was advised not to ;iandle them. The ofllclals at the fort wero commu nicated with and advised of the facts In the case, and Lieut. W. P.. Pope, who was on his way to Hurllngton, stopped off to Investigate tho matter. The man E VOTES AUDIENCE Memorial Service Turns into Demonstration to Influence Congress to Action. New York, Feb. 20 Mldwny In "H course, tho Maine memorial service of ti i Fnlt.d Spanlbh War veterans, held thN afternoon In Carnegie hall, turned Into n oemonsrraiion iu inwuem-e i nngress ro raise tho battleship Maine, lly a rising volo nn nudlenco which filled the hall udopted a resolution condemning the "spectacle of the rusted hulk of tho ship and the rotting bones ot Its victims abandoned without sepulchre In alien iessatlon for "tho Immediate removal of Winers uno uikui milk v uuurt ew I'liuci the wreck to our own shores and the ri covcry of the remains of the unclaimed victims for Interment In tho national cemetery at Arlington," A copy of the resolution will be sent to the Prosldent nnd vice-president, the sec retary of tho navy and the members of the Senate and Hout-e of Representatives. Heprcsentatlve William Kul7.,r of New York, who has been trying to get a bill to raise the Maine through the Hons,, for several years, was the chief speak er. 'Our dereliction In this matter," ho said, "Is little Icsb thnn a national dis grace. It Is becoming a blot on our boasted patriotism. I hovo been often asked why Congress refused to pass tills bill. I can only say that I do not know. I hnvo never been given nn adequate reason for tho delay. Per haps some people think sho was blown up from the Inside, nnd by rnlslng the wreck, If this should prove to bo the case, we would stullfy ourselves. Rut that argument Is too preposterous fop consideration. Tho board of Inquiry that made tho Investigaton at the time, inrtltled thnt thn Maine was blown up by nn external explosion. Hut In any event, pntrlotic America is not afraid of the truth." Among tho other speakers were Jo seph H. Chonle, Renr-Admlral Slgshee, former rnptnln of the Maine, and his chaplain at the timo of the disaster, Father John P. Chndwlck. In his address, Mr, Chcmto declared that the United States must maintain nnd strengthen tho navy, the cheapest defence of our grent nation. There wero about fifteen hundred Spanish War veterans present at the moetlng, with n sprinkling of civil War soldiers. Seven bailors, survivors of the explosion on the Mtilnn, turned up to renew nequnintnnco with Roar Admiral Slgsboo. Kor.VI'AIN yr.ss. Huy the bci-t, the Wntermnn's Ideal. Bold by the Freo Press Stationery store. The want ails, tan terve you only If you uso them, USE THE GREAT ENGLISH REMEDY BLAIR'S PILLS SAFE.SURE.EFFECTIVE SOc&SI RUGQ STB. RAISE TH ill Hi UR 93 HENRY ST. BROOKLYN. U.V. Tests of Con! nnd llrbiurts In House Itrntliig Hollers h- the ticnlnglrnl Survey. The rioologtrnl Survey has mndo tests to show the fuel vnluo of different kinds of coal and of briquets when usd In houschcntlng boilers, nnd tho results nro reported In survey bullntln 3CC, by D. T. Unndnll. hest coals contain xirnn cah- 110N AND I.ITTI.K VOLATILE MATTBK. Perhaps the most Important of these icmiUs nie given In tables and diagrams shnwlni! the relative value of different fuels for domestic use. The tables Indi cate that cents containing the highest perceritnRe of fixed carbon give tho least smoke nnd aro nlso the most efficient bent producers. These tables should bo of rent value to coal buyers. The relation between volatile matter and efficiency In coals used in house heating bailors Is of particular interest to people In the central part of the coun try, ns In Indiana, Illinois, and lown, where the coils contain much volatile matter. The volatile content of the coals tested rnnges ficm IS to tl per cent, and ; as the volatile matter tnci eases the effl- , clenry decreases, for much of the volatile passes nut of the stack nnconsnmed. The efficiency Is W tier cent, with coal con taining tho least volatile matter, but Is reduced to 47 per cent, for coal having the greatest amount. Thu coal having the least volatile matter gave tho least smoke, IS per cent.; the coal with the highest content, 4t per cent., gave 33 per cent, of blnck smoke. imiQn-.Ts Aitn smoky The briquets tested gave much smoke, which was due to the use of pitch as a hinder. Experiments with minus bind er" mo now in progress, ns a result of which It Is hoped that the amount of binder needed for briquets m.iy be great ly reduced. The manufacture of briquets from lignite without nny binder Is also a subject of experiment, with promise of good If Milts. iiofsr; iikatino from oftsidi: PLANTS. Ill connection with the Investigation a general Inquiry was made as to the econ omy of house-beating plants that supply heat from :t central station to a group of buildings. Heplles to inquiries sent to .17 such plants Indicate thnt they are eco nomical for the householder and that their more general establishment and use will greatly reduce the amount of smoke generated In cities. Mr. Handnll express es the opinion that If all the factors con cerned In the production of heat on the premises are considered, such ns cost of plant, depreciation, repairs, cost of fuel and labor, and the elimination of all dis comfort from dust, ashes, or smoke, tho householder Is fortunate who can pur chase heat from a central station nt a reasonable price. P.ullctln rl may be obtained free of cost by applying to the Director, United States Geological Survey, Washington, D. 0 CARGO OF NEWLY-WEDS OFF FOR THE BERMUDAS New York, Feb. 2ft.- Covered with rice and old shoes from stem to stern the ocean steamship ocenna of the Quobec Steamship company left yesterday for tho Bermudas. On board were 52 newly mar lied couples. It Ih assumed that this es- I tablls-hes a record enrgo in newlv-weds. I'he captain of the liner, looking down frm , ,,r,(1(,p witll PVldent disfavor at j lht. r,o r0niH on tho plop, roinnrknl- 1 ..,v1,. , .t.i anyway, a steamship or a dovecot?" The bridal baggage was large and In numerable mothers, fathers, uncles, ,)rotnPrSi ssters and friends were j ,, t0 mnko ,,nrtng pleasant for the ! ...... im of clim,i On board no steamship weie alo two I central office detectives. As usunl the I detectives let every one know they were detectives. They resolutely refused, however, to tell what took them to tho Hermndes. Three policemen in uniform shw them off. The Oceana's cabin passenger I'st num bered 3S. This If the largest mitii'vr ever sailing to the Permurt.vi on one ves sel. TRUST COMPANIES MERGE. Old Colony Heroines Fifth I.iirKi-t In t'nltell Stntes, Uoston, Feb. li. Tho consolidation of tho City Trust company with the Old tVlony Tru.-'t company wns announced vesterdny. The Old Colony will now lune ) per ( 'iir of tho deposits of nil me trust companies of the city nnd will rank .ifth among the trust companies. I'lider the consolidation the Old rolony takes over the assets, liabilities and busl ni !,s of the City Trust company. Its cap ital stock will be Increased to :,W'J.(J1, and shareholders of the City Trust will recelvid three shares of Old Colony stock for each live of their shares. The president of the Old Colony will be Philip Stockton, who as president of the City Trust company has built up Its busi ness enormously. T. Jefferson Coolldge, Jr., will be chairman of the executive committee; Gordon Abbott, chairman of tho loard of directors; Francis R. Hurt, Ice-rhnliman of tho board of directors, Wallace H. Dunham, continues ns vice president of the Old Colony, Arthur Ad ams of the City Trust company nnd J. R. Wakefield, the present secretary of tho Old Colony Trust company, become vice presidents. UNEASY OVER RE-OPENING OF THE ROBNETT CASE. Washington, Feb. 20 Thero Is nn uncomfortable suggestion of a re opening of tho famous Auld-Robnett court martini case. It appears now that attorneys for Robnett havo been authorized to present to tho depart ment arguments to show that tho youner officer was Illegally punished In the Imposition of tho court martial sontence of a loss of numbers, after he hnd received a letter from tho de partment which, In the opinion of his attorneys, amounted to n reprimand nnd therefore a punishment. FOUNTAIN VKJiH AT FHEK PIUOSS, Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 18 Miss Agnes Leslie lllklns, nlcco of United Stntes Senator Stephen II. lllklns of West Vir ginia, died at a hotel to-night of a bullet wound she Inflicted on herself last Wed nesday In attempting suicide. ' Keen disappointment at not being per mitted to go utKJti tho stage Is nald to be tho cause of the shooting. A few minutes prior to the shooting Miss Biking, with apparent calmness, wrote an open letter to the newspapers ns follows: "To tho papers: I simply was tired of life and the struggle for existence wns more thnn I could meet." Miss Klklns had long been ambitious to go on the stage but Senator Klklns, who Is executor of her father's estate, Inter posed ntrenuous objections. For months the was a pupil In Miss Georgia Brown's dramatic school here, and she had de veloped such talent that she received of fers from eastern theatrical managers Her father bequeathed her $20,000, and she had a comfortable Income, n large part of which she had devoted to the study of acting Miss Ulklns was well known In social circles and attracted npecln.1 attention up on one occasion by giving a manicure pnrtv. She wns W years old, but looked much younger, and possessed many girl ish mannerism" At one time she hnd lltfrary aspirations t.nd wrote severnl short stnrlcs, nemo of which havo been published. GIVHS ANOTHER IlEASON. St. I.oul", Mo.. Feb. IS. Despond ency over the death of her mother nnd not dlsnppolnted at hlljfhted stage fancies, was responsible for tho sul rldi. of Miss Agnes Klklns, a former St. I. mils girl, In Knr.sas City, accord ing to the statement of her brother, John T. Klklns of this city. "Since the death of our mother, in October, inns," snld Mr. Klklns, "sis ter often snld thnt llf was no longer worth living, nnd she showed plainly a growing state of despondencv. She was a strange girl, and her love for her mother and her comradeship with me have been her only Interests In life since she gave up her Idea of go Irij? on the stage. "The statement thnt our nnrle, Sen ator Klklns, forced my sister to give up her plans for going on the stage Ir wholly unwarranted. It is true the senator disapproved of tho move, as did I, and together wo persuaded her to go to New Tork and have a 'glanco behind the scenes.' We knew that would cure her, and It did. She came home content to remain away from the footlights." WILL THERE BE New England Shippers Intensely Interested in Outcome of Grank Trunk Project. Post on. Feb. 20. Will there be a war between the New York, New llnven & Hnrtford-Hnston it SInlne system and the Grand Trunk-Central Vermont alliance? This Is n question of Intense Interest to shippers and business men of the New F.ngland Slates nnd Canada. Thn application for a charter per mitting the Central Vermont line nt Palmer, Mass., to be extended to Provi dence, recently submitted to the Rhode Island legislature by the Grank Trunk, has already stirred political and busi ness circles In Rhode Island nnd It Is believed a notable legislative contest over the Issue Is Impending. President Charles S. Mollen of the Now Haven road In Rnston Inst week, referred to "unprovoked attacks by Canadian lines upon the business of the New Englnnd railroads" as endan gering long established relation8. I,ater President Chnrles M. Hays of the Grank Trunk declared that his company wns applying for thw char ter "At the reqrrest of the people of Rhode Ieland who neod this further outlet for their business." In freight traffic, the New Haven system has nn alliance with the Cana dian Pacific railroad, a competitor of the Grand Trunk, Providence people are discussing the possibility that the Central Vermont's existing nrrnngoment with the Boston X- Maine for nn exchange of traffic at White River Junction may ho ter minated, thus cutting oft the Central Vermont outlet to Uoston, if hostilities become ncute. LEFT SWEETHEART $235,000 After MiootliiK n Mini in Alnbninn, Knots Fled to Jnmnlea Where He Mnilr Fortune. Birmingham, Ala,, Feb. 20 Mrs. Clnud dlo Vester, formerly of Nashville, Tenn., heiress to nn estate of nbout tilo.OOO, was found here to-day. The estate was loft by E. D. Knnls, who formerly lived In Birmingham nnd wns once a sweetheart of Mrs. Vester then Miss Clark. Knnls shot n mnn here In 1SDJ nnd tied fioin the city. Ho went to Jamaica, where he nmassed a fortune. About threo years ago lie wns fatally Injured In a tight with a Spaniard. Hefoie his death ho willed his entire estate to Miss Clark and the Jamaica authorities huve since been try ing to Hnd her, Daniel Jones, an official of tho Is land of Jamaica, Is in Birmingham and It was due to his efforts that shs was found to-dny. The governor of Jamaica has offered a reward of $1,000 to the per son who would give Information ns to her whereabouts und this money will be equally divided between Mrs. Mary Lyttle m. xl J, P. Smiley, a former suitor of Mrs. Vester, both of Birmingham, A RAILWAY WAR? Jf a store's nd. In this Issue of this papor is hotter than Its ad. In the Inst Issue,, that store 1h GROWING. If that snmn store's art. In tho NI5XT Ishuo ot this paper nhnll be better thnn Its ad. In THIS Issue, thst store's compotltors will wisely begin to worry. And If, IN F.VKHY IHHt'i: of thU pnpor for tho nozt year, that storn'.H uffs, wore a little, bettor, bigger, more convincing (ovon by ever so small a margin) than tho od. that went before, that stor-j would, be, nt the end of the experiment, A VERY FINE UUHI NESS PKOPEHTY, evon though at tho pres ent time, It might bo but an Inconsiderable one. And, If a small store could be made bl by such a process, a big store could be made bigger than ever bigger, perhnps, than its owners now hope nnd plan to make, It, through tho "natural order of thlnirs," In ten years. PREMIER OF EGYPT SHOT BY A STUDENT Cairo, Feb. 20. lioutros Pacha Ghall, tho Egyptian premier and minister of for eign affairs, shot nnd seriously wounded to-day by a student who wa.s arrested. The ttudent fired flvo shots three of tho bullets lodging in the pre mier's body. Two of them, however. In flicted only superficial wounds. The bul lets wero extracted and it is practically certain that the premier will recover. The crime was entirely ot n political nature, the would-bo fissassln being a nationalist. He declared that his motive was a desire to avenge various acts of thn government, which the nationalists attribute potslhly to lioutros Pacha. The people who have "too much of this nnd too little of that" find each other through tho for sale and exchange ads. OF VAST VALUE Manager of Gugrgenheim-Mor-gan Syndicate Denies It Tried to Influence Government. Washington. Feb. 20 For a hours yesterday the Senate committee on territories furnished nn attraction relative to Alaska coal lands which fairly entitled It to rival In Interest the Halllnger-Plnchot Investigation. Manager Stephen Illrch of tho Oug-gonhelm-Jforgan Alaska syndicate was again the witness. Placing tho ton nage In the Cunningham coal mines at 50,000,000, he said thnt the coal could probably be taken out so as to net a profit of $25,000,000. This statement, tnken In connection with the fact that tho syndicate had agreed to pay only J250.000 for half of the property, aroused much Interest. Mr. Birch placed the probnhle out put of the entire Bering river coal district, of which the Cunningham group Is a part, at 500,000,000 tons, with a net value of $200,000,000 and a gross value of $900,00,000. ALASKA MINES 'Supplementary Advertising" On the claim thnt they arc needed to "sup plement newspaper ndvertisin;," a Rood many j unnecessary "advertising" schemes aro sold to j bus'ness men. 4. IIU Udb vv ii iu vertuiug" is to do moro Haven't You a Job of Work For a Want Ad to do ? It needn't be some task bo easy that it will almost do itself. You can entrust it with some errand that is difficult that only a want ad. can do WELL AND INEXPENSIVELY. The person who finds Jobs for want ads. to do is the sort of chap who looks at you rather quizzically when you try to tell him that business is dull, or that you can't rent that apart nient, or office, or store, or house, or that you can't find a posi tion. For, you see, he has gotten into the habit of accomplish ing thing3 which is a habit within the reach of any person with half a will and three-quarters of a purpose! ANOTIIETl INTERESTING POINT. But thero was another portion of Mr. Birch's testimony which attracted oven more attention. It had referenco to his efforts to extend tho holdings of tho Alaska Coal & Copper company In the Bonanza group of copper mlneH before It was acqured by the Guggenheim-Morgan syndicate. Responding to questions from Sen ator Frazler, Mr. Birch said that sorr.o of the land now embraced In that group wns located by himself by tho use rf his own name and the tiamoa of other stockholders of the company, tho corr pany paying the expense. "Wns there an understanding with the company that these claims should be turned over? Mr. Frazler asked. "Thero was no such understanding" was the reply. "I was there as man ager, and I went ahead and made the locations to protect the companv. The land was desirable and the lav was complied with In all our proceed ing." Testifying concerning the Guggenheim-Morgan options on tho Cunning ham mines, Mr. Birch denied emphati cally that the syndicate used any in fluence to have the patents to the mines Issued. "Interested? Of course we are," ' e said, "but wo havo not tried to Influ ence the government." NEVER EMPIvOYED IyOBBYIST. In emphntlc terms Mr. Birch denied that the syndlcato ever employed i lobbyist to represent It In Wnsnlngton, and ho made the denial speclllc as to Governor Hoggatt, Delegate Wlekers ham and Major Richardson of tho army, who has been stationed In the terrltorv many years in charge of road work. He said that after he left ' the bench and before he wns elected to ! e-.nt. T,1ir -U'fck orshHm asked to bo employed as attorney by the syn dicate, but his application was not favorably acted upon. Mr. Wlckersharru who was present, rend his letter, requesting employ ment. In It hn stated merely that having left the bench ho was In posi tion to represent tho company if bis services were desired. Ha snld that ho read the letter to make It plain that he had not tried to hold up tho commission. Delegate Wlckersham had demanded the right to cross-examine Mr. Birch, hut the committee ruled that he could I ask his questions only through tho committee Itself. After the explana tions concerning his application for employment ns eourset he did not press his request. FOUNTAIN TENS AT FREE PIIESS. dujii vinuiii. iil- n jjajici iiu- of it.