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THE BUIITjTNOTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES : TntJRSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1912.
'4 GRAFT OF POLICE IN A YEAR $2,400,000 Evidence in Hands of District Attor ney That Becker Was Only One of Four to Share It. EACH $600,000 FURTHER DIVIDED AMONG UNKNOWNS Rose Says Becker Paid Liberally and Claimed to Be the Prince of the Police Depart ment $2,000 the Actual Sum Paid Murderers of Rosenthal. New nionts. Tork, July 30. Sworn stntc- tondlng to show that the an nual ffraft collected by high police of ficials In Now York city from gamb- llnj? houses and other illegal resorts has amounted within the last year to J2,4O0,000, are In tho hands of District Attornoy Whitman to-night. Tho (statements woro mado to tho district attornoy to-day by "Uald" Jack Rose, i eolf-aocused graft collector for Tollco i Lloutonant Charles IJocker, head of tho '"strong arm squad" who to-night bc- Ban his socond day of Incarceration In tHo Tonfbs prlBon ns an alleged lnstt gntor of tho murder of ncrman Ros enthal, tho gambler. This annual ylold of $2,400,000 pro tection monoy was equall- divided, ac cording to tho story told by Rose, kmang four high officials of the po 1 lice department, ono rf them being ! Seeker, and from other evldcnco the J district attornoy has collected he has I reason to suspoct that each $000,000 .was further distributed, In othc , fwordB there were four soparoto sy ! terns of bureaus of graft collection ' each headed by a high pollco official.. Mr. Whitman, It was learned, has the . names of tho three other ofllclals whom ' Itose has named and his further efforts In this now most sensational "pollco ex posure" that New York has ever seen will bo directed toward strengthening 't tho evidence which points against them. , One of the officials named, it was learned, , Iiolds a position at headquarters and Is ' In a strict sense a Chilian employe. DECKER HAS A CHANCE. Tho name of a former prominent city , official has been brought to the atten tion of tho dfstrict attorney as having, ibeen closely connected with tho Kraft sys tem, but it was learned that the evidence thus far obtained against lilm Is not of a tangible nature. Tho evidence, however. Is being closely followed tty the detectives In the employ of the district attorney. It also becamo known to-night that If Lieutenant Hecker will tell all ho knows, not only In respect to his own alleged complicity In the murder but will unfold the Inner workings of tho graft system in so far as It may Involve "the men high er up," no effort will be made to enforco the extreme penalty for tho crime of which ho now stands accused, the murder of Rosenthal, hut he will bo granted len iency on that condition only. Tho alleged fact of tho 13,400,000 graft fund was told to Rose by Hecker, the lit tle bald-headed gambler said In n sworn ! ptatomont to-day. Becker, ho said, told tolm that ho handled $600,000 a year and ' that equal amounts were handled by three other officials. This, he said, camo In col lections from gambling houses, pool rooms, houses of 111 repute and the like. OOTiTiTTCTED GRAFT TOR MONTHS. Boss sard he had collected gambling graft for Becker for months and ha promised the llstrlot attorney that he would obtain for him the rates pal.l ; by gambling houses, mako a tabula ! tlon of what these receipts amountc.1 to monthly and yearly, and how tho money was handled. Thnt there woro I other collectors besldo Rose Is tho ns i sumption of the drstrict attorney, who ''hopes to Identify thorn. Decker, ho f,eall, gave him liberal commissions for f'Jils work. "Becker told me that he was the !, prlnoe of the pollco department." Rose Meald. "He para me liberally out of ' my collections, but I never was able to keep what I got. I was a fool rambler, and gambleJ It all away." ! Part of tho business between the t gamblers and the police, tho ilstrlct r attorney was told, was boldly dono I through checks, although his efforts j to secure evidence In this form have ! proved fruitless. ' "Rrldgle" Webber, the gambling houso- keeper who haB also confessed and whoso i story largely resulted In tho arrest of Becker, promised Mr. Whitman, It was ! learned, to corroborate Rose's statement ! !n regard to the collections. Incidentally 'Webber to-day admitted to the district icttorncy that $2,000 was the sum which 3ie received to pay the men who actually 1rcd the shot which killed Rosenthal. MURDERERS FELT SAFE. In regard to tho murder Itself, Rose stated to Mr. Whitman that the reason why It was done so openly and that no effort was made to cover the number of ithe big gray murder car ns It drove tip to tho Hotel Mettopole to "get" Hoscn thal was that Ilerker wns relied upon for protection. In addition to the men "higher up," District Attornoy Whitman Is Investi gating tho rocords of two members 'of tho "strong arm squad" who helped Becker In some of his so-called fake gambling raids. They will bo asked to appear "voluntarily" beforo tho Brand Jury and If they refuse, Com- .mlssloner Waldo will be roquosted by (District Attorney Whitman to suspend them. Although Mr. Whitman realizes that ,ho Is dealing with tho testimony of gamblers In constructing his rase, he 'believed that the corroborative evi dence Is strong. He plans, It was llearned, to go slowly In tho case and It appears likely that tho grand jury Investigation will continue all summer, EYEWITNESS ns TELL OK MURDER, The details of how Rosenthal was shot Mown wero related officially to-ilay for tho pjlrst time by two of his companions, who vero eyewitnesses of the murder, In thu trial of Patrolman William J, Fllo beforo Deputy CommlFsloner Dillon. The patrol- ftnan has been tinder suspension since tho hooting) rhaigrd with failure to "(alio rouipl unil ctikluiit niouHuroti to uti'uct tho arrest" of the murderers. File, who was off duty, was In the Hotel Mctropole at tho time of the shooting und led In tho pursuit of the gray automobile In which tho slayers escaped. The version of tho shooting given by John .1. Illckcy and Christian Walker, who were with Rosenthal whon ho was shot, differed In soveral respects from the story told at the time, lloth men denied that the gambler was lured from the Mctropole to meet death by a mes senger who called him from a table. An other point brought out, from File him self was that "Hrldglc" Webber, one of tho men whose confession led to Lieutenant IlccUcr's arrest, entered tho hotel restauront but a fuw moments be fore Rosenthal was shot nnd looked nervously about the place. Rosenthal, It was testified, was at that moment sitting In the restaurant with a party of friends. There were five men In the Rosenthal party, according to Illckcy and Walker. Hlckey declared he was standing only three feet from the gambler when the as sassins npin'onched and began shooting. Ho felt sure be could Identify at least ono of the slayers. In his htory of thu shoot ing. Walker said: NO MESSENGER FOR KOSKNTHAI "Tho five of us weie .-.rinding In the front of the rcst-iuront door of the Metro pole and Rosenthal bought two papers. There wns an article In one about District Attorney Whitman believing Rosenthal's story and Rosenthal handed the paper to mo and snld: 'Re-id that. Bob?' Then Rosenthal bought live or six more papers and handed them around to the rest of the fellows. I walked over to the edge of the curbing and stood under an arc light read ing the paper when the shots were fired. "Did you see the messenger that told Rosenthal that some ono wanted to see Mm outside?" "Thero wns no messenger." "Why did Rosenthal leave tho hotel?" "Why tho five of us decided to go homo and we Just got up and went out togothcr. Then Rosenthal bought the papers." Whllo it is claimed that File wns re miss In not capturing the murderers, or firing his revolver at them ns they drove away, the testimony of to-day's wit nesses, evon those called for the prosecu tion, apparently favored the accused pa trolman. Hlckey nnd Walker, who wero called to testify against File, said that the patrolman hnd rushed out of the hotel as Rosenthal fell, holdln-; his revolver In hU hand. When the gray automobile was pointed out to him It was moving up tho street while the slayers were clamber ing aboard. File rushed toward it aiming his revolver. Several people, however, rushed into the street nnd Fllo lowered the pistol, apparently In fenr that he would shoot some spectators. File then rushed to a waiting tnxlcab nnd ordered the driver to pursue ttie gray car, but was soon distanced. One of the best witnesses for File wns Miss Sadie Sherman, nn actress of Now Haven, Conn., who was one of a party at whoso table File had been sitting In the Mctropole. When the first shot was fired, she said, they believed an auto mobile tire had exploded. With tho later shots, Fllo leaped to his feet, drawing his revolver nnd rushed from tho hotel. She ndded: "When Officer Flic came back he was nlmost heartbroken." File's own story was a detailed ac count of his pursuit of tho slayer's car. When his testimony 'had been completed tho case was taken under advlHemont by Commissioner Dillon. COMMISSIONER FOBDICK RESIGNS. Another development of to-day In which many persons professed to see a sldo light upon tho Investigations started ns a result of Rosenthal's mur der wns tho resignation of Raymond R. Fosdlck ns commissioner of ac counts of the city. In tho capacity Mr. Fosdlck had been tho chief Investiga tor of tho administration, llefore his retirement was announced, Mr. Fos dlck mado a stntoment saying that for months past he had been receiving nn many as 2!i letters a day alleging that thero was graft In the vnrhnjs city departments. "Fifty per cent, of these letters re lated to the pollco department," said Mr, Fosdlck, "and there was a con stant trail of tho namo of Lieutenant Hecker In these communications. Un fortunately these letters wero anony mous and general in their allegations, "On July 17, tho day nftor Rosenthal was shot, I recolved a lengthy list of alleged gambling houses which I transmitted to the pollco department, thinking that the proper place for It," Iato this afternoon Mr. Fosdlok aad a lengthy conference with District Attorney Whitmnn. Tho BUbJoct of their talk, howovor, wns kept secret. Rumors wero current to-lay that Commissioner Fosdlck's resignation had boon aske.l by Mayor Oaynor but this was authoritatively denied. The fact that nothing had como of his re ports of nllegoi discoveries of graft was considered In other circles as ex plaining tho reason for Mr. Fosdlck's retirement. GAMBLERS' PRISON CHANCED, District Attorney Whitman this aft ernoon fulfilled his promlbo to Rose, Wobhor an! Vallon, tho throe gamblers who confessed yesterday, to have theni transforreJ to another prison than tho Tombs. Thoy wero taken from ths criminal courts building in a lockol nnd heavily guarded prison vnn to tho west sldo court prison, Tho gamblers told Mr. Whltemnn thoy wore sure that tho Tombs was llllo-J wltn "stool pigeons" and they would bo black Jacked if sent buck theto after niak Iiil- confessions. More details of how Rose and Wehbor confessed also came to light to-day, Wob ber's confession Is largely credited to his wife. It Is said that she did some sleuthing on her own nccount on his ar rest and becamo convinced that ho was to some extent Involved In the caso. Sho then begged lilm nt every Interview to confess and save himself. It won Mrs, Webber, according to popular account, who employed Max Stcuor, who brought tho final pressnro to bear that resulted In the confession ns attorney for hor husband. One of tho stipulations of his rctnlnor, It Is said, was that tho lawyer should urgu Webber to reveal nil ho know, Incidentally the retention of Btotior to defend Webber Is snld to have been tho thing thnt gained Roso'n consent to con fess. Rose had como to suspect that plans woro afoot to make him tho scapegoat. The employment of new counsel for Webber Is said to have convinced Roso that IiIb suspicions wero correct and ho demanded to be heard at onco. SWEEPING INQUIRY SURE. The hopes of tho authorities thnt an other of tho men accusod as tho actual slayers of Rosenthal had been arrested wore disappointed late to-day whon In spector Hughes received positive Informa tion that a man held at Syrncuso on sub plclon of being "Gyp the Blood" Is not the much wanted gunman. Inspector Hughos said It has been definitely determined that thero Is nothing on which to hold tho man In connection with the murder. That ono effect of the disclosure due to tho Rosenthal Investigation will be swooping Inquiry Into pollco conditions seemed assured to-night. Announcement was mado that Mayor Gnynor had dcfl nltoly decided to call a special meeting of the board of aldermen next week to begin such nn investigation. It Is expected that the Inquiry will go deep In every phase of tho alleged relations between members of the pollco department with gamblers and other habitues of the underworld. In a long statement Issued this nfter noon, William F. Ikikor, former pollco commissioner, described at length what ho called the present "wide open" condi tion of tho city and it is expected tho aldermen will turn to him for assistance In conducting their probe. HUGHES DENIES COMPLICITY, In connection with the charges that havo boon made that high pollco of facials were among those to whom gnmblers had paid tribute, Inspector Hughes who has been one of the most nctlve In tho search of Rosanthnl s slayers to-night denied absolutely that he was In any way Involved, Hughes was nske.l directly If ho had hear:! that his name hnl been men tione.1 In .lack Rose's confession ns one of the men Hecker hnd told Roso shared In the collections from gamb ling houses. Ho replied: "I have heard such a report and I mere lv wish to snv thnt If Rose or Recke or anv one else makes such a statement It Is unqualifiedly fnlse so far as 1 am concerned. Of course, 1 cannot be re- ponslhle for what anybody told Rose or what he repeats as having been tout, ism 1 have had nothing to do wltb any gambling raids, I have had no dealings with Becker and I deny flatly thnt I was at all Interested In any of Becker's affairs. Further than tins I do not care to dis cuss the matter." GANGSTERS KILL INFORMER. New York. July SO. The murder of James Verrella, proprietor of a saloon on West "Ith street near llroadwny, by gangsters early this morning, was declared to-night to have been com mitted In revenge for Verrella's be trayal of "Dago Frank" Clroflco, an illeged member of the gang which killed Rosenthal. Four gun fighters broke Into Verrella's resort and shot him down as hn wns playing cards, lie died instantly. The scene of the murder Is only a few blocks from the Hotel Mctropole where Rosenthal was killed. The police snv that Win, i.orenzo, one of two men under arrest, has confessed Hint he had Killed Verrella because the latter bad Informed the police where "Dago Frank" could be found. self nnd Ills second wife (a school teacher) ftr 19 years. Becker's first wlfo, Mrs. Lotltla Decker, obtained a divorce from him In 1905 on evl- donco that ho nnd another woman had been found togothcr In n room in tho Eaglo Hotel, No. X! Cooper square. Out of his salary of S4.1 a week Decker pays his first wife $8 per week alimony, Since his reinstatement ns head of tho strong nrm" squad Becker has figured In many rnlds. Ho was on that detail when Incidents took place that culminated In Rosenthal's murder, r MEWS TOLD IN BRIEF. To encourage the writing of poetry Chi cago citizens havo subscribed $5,000 a year for five years to publish a magazlno of verse. Connecticut lobster fishermen have pro tested to Secretary of War Stlmson that target practice at the various forts Is driv ing tho lobsters to other haunts. It Is expected that an official appraisal of the estate of E. H. Harrltnan will dis close a vnluo of $70,000,000, with an inherit ance tax of $3,000,000. Mrs. William E, Marcus, Jr., of Mont- clalr, N, J., says sho left her wealthy hus band bocauso sho docs not lovo him and also bocauso sho has not the maternal Instinct. Pennsylvania and Now York Central of ficials Intimate that no change will bo nindo in tho schedule of fast trains until October, when tho usual winter table Is put Into effect. It Is estimated that there aro &3O,nO0 automobiles In the United Statos, valued at $50,000,000. Last year'B output alono was estimated at 230,000 cars, or $250,000,01)0 In value. Colonel Roosevelt claims as 'certain" Missouri, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois. He "expects" only four of New England States: Maine, Now Hamp shire, Massachusetts nnd Connecticut. Columbus special says that Ohio republi can politics nre in chaotic condition. A new nomination for overnor wll be post poned until after the "Hull Moose" con vention. Fight will bo made on Toft Issue alone. The New York American says that for the first time In n generation Wall Street Is at sixes and sevens regarding Its preference for presidential candldnte; that the partners, or dominating officials, of J. P. Morgan, Speyer & Co., Kuhn, Loch & Co. nnd National City bank differ In their Individual choices; that James Speyer has high regard for Wilson, while Jacob Schlff favors Taft. The Sennto committee on postoffcs In a report on the postofflce appropria tion bill, takes Issue with the postofflce department's claim that It is now self sustaining. The committee characterizes th" accounting methods ns "antiquated and unbusinesslike," says these methods have been In vogue for decades, and it Is Impossible to give a eoircct balance; that computations of the department which Indicate a suiplus overlook sever al Important Items which snould bo In cluded, among then, rental value or in terest on Investment In federal buildings used for postofflce purports. BURLINGTON MARKETS. BECKER'S 1 URBULENT CAREER Police Lieutenant Aecunrd of Murder In the Rosenthal Cnse linn Ilrcn Minpendeil llefore. New York, July SO. Police Lieutenant Charles Becker, arrested Insd night In tho Rosenthal case, charged with murder In the first degree, Is 42 years old. Novem ber 1 he would have rounded out a score of yen is as a policeman. Ho has had an exceedingly turbulent career in the de partment. He gained notoriety first In connection with the shooting of John Fay, a plumb er's helper. The boy wn shot In a burg lar ehaso during which Becker and his fellow ofllcer, Carey, both llred shots, ono of which killed Fay. Both olllcers wero .suspended but nothing was learned to dis credit the police Htory of the "hooting. Shortly afterwards It w.ih charged that Becker had arrested an innocent woman on nn Infamous charge. He was tried but found not guilty. On February 10, 1807, he arrested a woman on a serious charge. Alter she had been locked up all night It was found her story of Innocence wn.s true. HIS HONOR MEDAL QUESTIONED. On November 23. 1MB, he was mado a roundsman. Within a year he received the department's highest honor medal for sav ing James Butler, a one-time life saver md waterman. Butler was supposed to bo suffering from epilepsy. After Becker had been wearing his medal for two years-, Butler made nllldavlt that ho had taken the plunge at tho request of Becker, who bad promised him $15, which he never received, Becker said Ills own story of tho rescue wns truo and blamed Inspector Schmlttberger for the attack on him. Becker and Schmltlbergcr bad become enemies since 1M1, when the former mado excise raids In tho hitter's district. ScbmltlberKer was then a captain. Schmlltbcrgor had Becker transferred. Becker longed for revenge nnd ob tained It In 1006, when Commissioner Bingham gave lilm command of a picked squad, with which Becker made a furies of spectacular raids over Inspector Schmlttbcrger's head In the latter's dis trict. On account of theeo inlds Schniltt berger was put on trial. Ho was ex onerated, but Becker was made a police lieutenant. GETS 'STRONG ARM' SQUAD, On Juno SO, 1911, Becker was placed In charge of the "strong arm" squad, so called, and made numerous raids. Last March a man was killed by a bul let tired by ono of Becker's i alders. Becker was relieved of command of tho squad for a few months, but was assigned to It again Becker lotd. money In the failure of a stock brokerage firm In 1910. He then ac cused the firm of J. M. Fluke &: flD. which had fulled, of hypothecating W stiarcs of stock nnd misappropriating $1,100 of Btock belonging to him. At the present time, he Is building new home at No. :i24t Ollnvlllo avenue, Bronx, tho land for which cost $(,lii. Ho ways this represents tho suvlnsa of him. The irnrket during the week has heen q'i!t In fruits Malaga and Dilaware grapes have appeared, the former selling for SO to 40 cents and the latter 'J to 2 cents. There aro no changes In meats. In grains there nie a few do.vnw.itd changes. The following quotations were supplied to the Flee Press by the C. P. Smith Fred company, C. A. Barber, the grocer, the Burlington Fruit market' and A. K. '! r. on ,i. foil's meat market. WHOLESALE PRICES. Beef, dn sped Butler Chickens I'o'w Is Legs, doz Hav, per ton, loose Hay. per ton, baled Hogs Lambs New potatoes, bbl RETAIL GROCERIES New beets, bunch creamery.. .11 .3014 .161(20 .20 .121M6 iS, If'.i .17 $3 tt) Butter, separator. Nov.' cabbage, lb cauliflower, each Celery Carrots, new, bunch Cheese C.ife cheese, per Jnr ('ucuinl'ers Cream cheese, each Chicory Edam cheese, each Swiss cheese, lb Ptmolivo cheesi Walnut cheese Wol-h rabbit I'lianto cheese Roquefort cheese, lb Kegs, dox Flour, bread, bhl Flour, pastry, bhl Lettuce, Boston ball head .... Lettuce, home grown, head.,,. New maple syrup, gal New maple sugar, lb filenmaigaiine, lb Olive oil, gallon New potatoes, pk Sweet potatoes, lb Spinach, peck Hormtid'i onions, lb r.indey, bunch Radishes, bunch Gri en peppers, 2 for Rhubarb, lb Tomatoes, 11 New tin nips, bunch Wnx beans, qt Green string beans, qt RETAIL MEATS. Bacon, lb Beef, roast, II Broilers, In Chickens, lb Pucks, lb Hams, lb Ilnms, sliced, lb Leaf lard Lake Plko Porl Roast, lb Pork Chops, lb Pork Sausage Porterhouse steak, Ih Round steak, Ih Salt Pork, lb Sirloin steak, Ih Spring lnmb, hind quarter Spring lnmb, forwnid quarter Spring lamb, chops Tripe, b ,,,,, Turkeys, lb Veal steak, lb RETAIL O RAINS. Baled rtraw, cwt Bran, cwt Old cnrnineal, cwt Hay, haled, cwt Henfeed, mixed, cwt Whit.. Middlings, cwt Bio'.mi Middlings;, cwt OatH, bu .10 .sr. F. D. ABERNETHY Successor to H. W ALLEN & CO. rVe are making a special display of high class art embroidery work, showing a large number of finished pieces, materials, etc., and giving FREE LESSONS IN THE WORK Ladies should visit this department and take advantage of this rare opportunity to see and he come familiar with the newest ideas in art embroid ery work. The hours for lessons are 9 until 12 in the morning and 2 until 5 in the afternoon. Keiser Neckwear FOR WOMEN An attractive collection of new styles in dainty lace and embroidered effects especially desirable for present and early Fall wear. Robespierre Collars in embroidered and lace effects, priced at $1.25 and $2.00 Rob espierre Collars witb cuffs, price $1.25. Satin Sailor Collars witb lace jabots in colors, also black, priced at $1.00 and $1.75. Embroidered Dutch Collars, lace trimmed, priced at 50 cents, $1.00 and $1.25. Hand embroidered Linen Stocks, ' price 50 cents. Hand embroidered Jabots, trimmed witb lace, priced at 75 cts., 95 cts., $1.00, $1.25, $1.50. $1.75. Irish Crochet Bows, priced at 25 and 50 cents. Small Velvet Bows, assortment of colors, such as brown, navy light blue, pink, old rose, lavender and black. price 25 cents Lace Dutch Collars, variety of styles, priced at 50 cts., 75 cts.. $1.00,$2.75,$3.25,$4.00 and $4.50. Velvet Ribbon for bows, variety of attractive colors, such as brown, Copenhagen and Saxe blue, red, green, old rose, purple and lavender; price 45 cts. and 50 cts. per yard. FRENCH IVORY GOODS Hand Mirrors, variety of styles, priced at $3.00, $3.50 and $5. Hair Brushes priced at $1.90, $3.50 and $5.50. Puff Boxes priced at $1.00 and $5.50. Soap Boxes priced at 50 cents. Nail Brushes priced at 25 cents. Cuticle Knives priced at 50 cents. Nail Files . priced at 25 and 50 cents Button Hooks priced at 50 cents Shoe Horns priced at 50 cents Traveling Clocks priced at $3.25, $4.25 and $5.00. F. D. ABERNETHY. ORAIN AWD PRODUCE. New York, July 31. FLOURStcady. Receipts, i'j.wa; ship ments, 17,:irl, WHEAT Spot IrrcKillar, JlaGft f. afloat. Futuios market ruled steady most of tho day in the faco of more favorable crop news on llptht offerings nnd oxport palo-j of CO loads, unchanged to Vo net lower. Sept. JLOlUftl.CW, closed $1,016-10; Deo. closed 1.0W. Receipts, 3,600. CORN Spot firm. Receipts, 12,375; ship, ments, 6,230. OATS-Spot steady; receipts, 61,00a PORK-8teady. LAM) Uarely steady, refined steady, compound quiet. SUGAR Raw steady. Muscovado 8.4S51 3.6Rc; centrifugal a.ffi'tel.OGo; molasses 3.3 (83.300. Refined oulct. fOTATOKS-Stendy; L,onj? Island, bbl. J2.2T)i'.'.Kt; Jersoy, $1.85'(j2.S5. CAIlllAOKB-Ensy; Long Island, 95cfl tl.OQ per bbl. Raltlmoro TCc per crate. COTTON SPOT. Now York, July 31. Cotton spot closed quiet; middling uplands,' $13.20; mid. gulf $13.45; sales, 2,255 bales. LIVESTOCK MARK1T. New York, July 81. REKVK3 Receipts, 2OS; steady except for common bologna cows, 2'ijGc lower; steers, $5.29.0:,; oxen, $4.60.50; bulls, $(.2S7?.75; rows, $2.G0A6.S0; dressed beef firm at 13fi'Hl4c; a llttlo extra beef lSe. CALVES-Rccelpts, 2.241; market about steady; venls, $S.W?i 11.00; few $U.2T111.3Q; culls, $fi.CmfJ7.!)0; buttermilks, $S.0Oft6.S7V: city dressed veals, ISTTUo; country dress ed do, 12JC16c; dressed buttermilks, 12 14c. SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts, 10.W; sheop steady; lambs higher; sheep, f2",Tl 4.60; culls, $2.orvfZ2.50; lambs, $G.S(J culls, $3.on'gi;.oa. HOGS Receipts, S.005; steady; al weights sold $3.73; rousrhs, $7.73. CHICAGO PRODUCE MARKET. Chicago, July 31. Cash quotations were as follows: FI-OUR-Stcady. RYE No. 2, 73c. CARNEY Feed or mixing, l.VgMc; fall to choice malting, new, 6557oc. TTMOTHY SEED-$S.Wr?-00. CLOVER SEBD-$10.O315.00. MESS IORK-$17.87ttfilS.OO. LARD (In tierces) $10B7H. SHORT RIRS-(loose) $10.&0. UHAIIS STATISTICS. Total clearances or wtieat and float were equal to W6.000 bu. Exports for the week, ns shown by Rradstreets, were equal to 43S000 bu. Primary receipts wero l.fiCfi.OftO bu. Estlmnted receipts for to-morrow: Whoat, 112 cars; corn, 115 cars, oat3, M cars; hogs, 20,. head. I. J ,12f?.20 ,03 J1.20 ,"S .10 .10 40c?$1.2O .40 .10 .10 .10 .10 .M .'J1 $6.7nfi$7.W $i.3Ciij;.7ri .lOff.12 .or, ll.'i'.fll.OO 2.r nro .40 .10 .40 ,0-S .-.!(. 10 .06 ,fC .06 .10 .10 .10 .10 ,1uTi.n .16 .43 .2rfT.26 .23 .18 .30 .15 .13 lflfT.20 .20 .13 .2fif.35 .26 .15 .SO .30 .10 .33 .10 30 .30 ,70 $1.43 Jl.761l11.SO $1.25 $l.Wi$l.H JI.Ni II.CO .03 hid Elm cm AND SM County Officials Strengthened in Belief That Miss Snodgrass Killed Herself. Catsklll, night of N. Y July 31. The finding to a three-ounco can labelled "ether" but which contained some other lluld, unknown to local physicians. strengthened tho Grecno county olllclals" belief thnt Miss Dorcas I. Snodgrass, the Mount Vernon nurse, committed suicide. The can, tightly corked, and containing a small amount of liquid, was found along the edge of Du Hols creek near tho first bend. After a mysterious disappearance on July 17, Miss Snodgrnss's body was found last Sunday In this creek, near tho llfth bend, District Attorney Wilbur will send the can and contents to Albany to-morrow for analysis by Dr. J. I Rooney, who nt preKtit has lluld from tho nurse's body under examination. Mount Vernon, N, Y., July 31. The body ot Dorcas I, Snodgrass which was found nenr f'nthktll. was shipped to Martlnsburg, W. Va to-day, where It will be hurled. Tho body was accompanied to Jersey City by K. Eugene Schmidt, to whom the oung woman was eniwigcd. Mrs. ,1, I.elnnd ('rider, .Mis Snodgrnss's sister, said to-night that the $600 roward offered for the finding of tier sister will be paid to James Young, who discov ered the body while canoeing on Du Hols creek Sunday afternoon. The reward wus offered by the young womnn's brother, Edward Snodgrass of Martlnsburg. REVOLUTION AHEAD OF TIME Insiders in Latin-American Af fairs Surprised at Sudden Blazing Up of Revolt. Provender, No. 1, cwt $1,83 Provender, No. 2, cwt $1.75 Poultry wheat, cwt $2.fi0flf2.2ii Cracked corn, cwt $1.73 RETAIL FRUITS. Rananas, do?. 10tf.26 Canteloupes 10fl-.20 Cherries, pk Wf.30 Red bananas, doz ,3u(7.40 New figs, lb Grape fruit, each inffiis Delaware grapes ;Mf.4o Malaca Kiupts 20!ii'.25 Lluieii, doz , ,20 Lemons C3if,10 Lnp Valencia oranges ',23ir.'W Dales, 11 .10 Pineapples Iixit.20 Strawberries ,ir, Plums, do. HVff.Sfl Apricots liVf.15 Whe jliJf.SO Watermelons 6oitf.7a Washington, July 31. Revolution, which has smouldered fitfully In Nicaragua since Juan Estr.id-i, H months ago, unhorsed the Dictator Zelaya and exiled him to Eu rope with a few millions of cash, has blazed up again. Though to-night's ad vices Indicate It was a short-lived affair, those i-olillers of fortune who cunt a Cen tral American eruption In with the day's work found It n double surprise. Insiders of Latln-Amerlcnn affairs who watch tho politlcol chess board from Jun tas In Washington have been expecting a revolution but qutto a different one. Thoy were taken back to-day when tho heard thnt General Mena, minister of war to President Diaz on July 29, when a.ked to resign, had seized the forts about Mnn ngun, cut the telegraph wires nnd also taken possession of Granada, the second city of the republic with Its garrison of SO) soldiers and about all tile governments ammunition. All this came from Captain Terhuno of the 1'nlteil States gunboat Annapolis nt San Juan Del Sur, tho cable station on the Pacific side, l.ator to-day when the Ftnte department .ound tho wlros up again and heard form Minister Wetzel, It wns learned that Chnmorrn, "tho light ing man of the republic," hnd engaged Mena 111 battle and that a truce had been declared, with a program which was to satlf-fy everybody and mako Dr. Camllo Harlinren of Grnnnda minister of war In .Venn's place and thus compromise the situation Another revolution, the Insiders fay, bus been In preparation for weeks so they wero much taken back to learn that omebody bad revolted ahead of them, Those who knew about It In Washington My the guns nnd "rills," whlrh Is revo lutlon for bullets, have been for weeks In ,i storehouse in an eastern ilty waiting to be shipped awny In the cargo hold of some gulf tramp labelled "furniture" V "hardwnro" as Is tho way In such enter prises. Meanwhile tho Annapolis Is steaming up to Corlnto which by rail connects Manngna with the Pncirie. She has blue Jackets nnoord, of course. Thero are Americans In Mnnagua, members of a commission which has been working for mouth to straighten out the republic's tangled flnnnces, but" the fltnte depart ment has been assured they will ho pro tected during the truce. ROSTON PRODUCE MARKET. Roston, July 31. FLOUR Spring patents, $3.2656.60 for now, $3.C0'(i5.M for old; spring clears, $4.71 515.10; winter patents, $3.23't5.?0j winter straights, $31i6.40; winter clo $4.60iS6; Kansas new, $4.50"ii. ' CORNMKAL AND OAT .AX-BM I meal, $1.51,0); granulated, $4.10tM.15; ! bolted, J4.(W?4.10; oatmeal, rolled, $5,259 5.40; cut nnd ground, $5.75f6.96; rye flour, $4.20tf4.63; graham flour, J3.90g'4. CORN Spot, No. 2 yellow, S5c; steam er yellow, SSc; No. 3 yellow, MMrc; for shipment, all rail, No. 2 yellow, S4&35o; No. 3 yellow, S4'iT&IHc. OATS Spot, No. 1 clipped white, 67c; No. 2 clipped white, 64c; No. 3 clipped white, 63c; for shipment fancy, 38 lbs, di.flC2c; regular, 26 lbs, G0',fi61c; regular, 34 lbs, 59!VS60c; now, 36 lbs. all August. 41V4"342c; new, 36 lbs, all September, 40Vi 41e. HAY-Cholcc. $30; No. 1 grade, $27,603 28; No. 2 grade, ift'X.50; No. 3 grade, $1S719; straw, rye, SlS-Exl9; oats, $19.50 MILFEED Spring bran, $24.25'i2l.75; winter bran, $24.5025.50; middlings, Jq 31; mixed feed, $27fT30; red dog, $34; gluten feed, $30.50: hominy feed. $20; stock feed. $30.30; oat hulls, $23. PORK PRODUCTS Short cut ani heavy backs, $22; medium, $2P!?21.75; long cut $23; raw loaf, 13'.e; rendered leaf, 12Tio; pure lard, I41&c; dressed hogs, OViS FRESH MEATS Reef, extra sides. 14', STlSc: heavy hinds, 16li?T17c: heavy fores, 1314'gl24c; lambs, fancy, ISftPjc; medium, 12fillc; yearlings, WMlc; veals, fancy, 15c; medium, 13514c; ordinary. 10S12C POULTRY Northern fowl. 17SJ18o western large, 16170; medium, 14ftl5c; western broilers, 23,2flc; llvo fowl, 15g 16c; native broilers, 2-lb. and up, dressed, Cic; live, 20321c; squab, t92.50 doz. spring ducks, 20c. EGGS Choice hennery. 301f31c; eastern, extras, 27S2Sc; western, extras, 24"52oc; llrsts, 20Tf21c. BEANS Carload lots, pea beans, $2.N W bu.; No. 2, $2.75Q2.86; medium, $2.13 3; yellow eyes, $2.70rfr2.75; red kidneys, $2.9053; California, small white, $3.15'!? 3.20; foreign pea beans, $:.75j2,55; Lima beans, 6YiS7c lb. APPLES New fancy selected, Sl.BiVfJ 2 half bbl. basket; other kinds, $lfil.W bskt. POTATOES Now. $2.tOt)C.7B bbl.. $1.9.tf 2 bg.; sweet potatoes, $3.50'i-l.5' bbl , Egyptian onions, 75c3$j bg. FRUIT California oranges, navels, J3K4.60; blueberries, lO'Tfiec; currants, 6T? 7c; raspberries, fm2c, blackberries, 12T 15c; Georgia cantaloupes, 76ciJl rt, North Carolina, 73cig$l.CS crt. California. $1.5oy2 crt; watermelons, I0ji20c euh poaches, $1fjc per 6-bskt carrier Refined sugars 5.25c for granulated anc fine In 20-bbI lots; wholesale grocers' quolo 5.35o for less than 20 bbls. ROSTON nUTTUR MARKET. Roston, July 31. BUTTER Steady. Northern, 30H1 31c; western, 3'iT30He. CHEESE Finn. Choice, I'STliUc, good lf.fi 1Hc Chamber of commerce quotations, prc of commission meicbnnts to dealers;. crniont and New Hampshire extra as sorted sizes, 2Sc, boxes, five pounds each full weight. 29c. WASHINGTON CO. DEMOCRATS. Montpeller, July 31. The Washing ton county democratic convention to day nominated tho following ticket: Senators, Dr. M. F. McOulre of Mont poller, Arthur L. Hewitt of Herlln, Fred C. Lure of Waterbury; assistant Julges, Plyna rarker of Wnrren, Dr. H. S. Carvei of Mnrshfleld; sheriff, Patrick Rrown of Harre; State's at tornoiy, Harry C. Shurtleft of Mont peller, judge of probate, Frank J. Martin of Harre; high bailiff, M, K. Price of Middlesex; county committee, D. T. Donnelly of Montpeller, G. R. Andrews of Northfleld, Georfre W. llulkoley of Moretown, George L. Pray of North Montpeller and J, GoulJ More of nnrre. A verdict for $75 nnd costs for window smashed In one of tho London suffragettf, riots hns been rendered against Mrs. Env. mellno Panlihurst and other suffragette lenders. This Is tho first of a series of no t Inn m to bo In-sUtutcd by tradesmen whoit windows were miiashod.