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OBEB OF HER
PRIZED JEWELRY
Mrs. Farlee After Doing
Some Christmas Returns
to Her Home Only to Find
Th^t She Has Been Rob
bed of $235 Worth of Gold
and Diamonds.
ONE OF A THOUSAND SHOPPERS
f FAULT FOUND WITH THE PRESENT
| CONDITION OF THE POLICE DE
PARTMENT—NO REFLECTION ON
ACTING INSPECTOR HOPKINS, BUT
CITIZgNS DEMAND PROPER PO- :
LICE PROTECTION.
Mrs. Tarlee, of No. 2S4 Ninth street,
was yesterday afternoon robbed of $2io
worth of jewelry. Her flat was entered
by a sneak who eidently had
notiecd the fact that the Chief of Polilce
I had been deposed, that numerous defec
tives had been deposed, and that men
who, to use the language of Police Com
missioiler Mitchell, “had not yet been
graduated from the - duties of acting
partolnrun,’’ had been advanced over the
heads of supe.no* officers.
Mrs. Farlee is only one of the thousands
of mothers in this icty who are busy at
this time of the year doing their Christ
mas shopping. Their husbands, busy at
in their offices and shops, to furnish the
money for this. They don’t like the idea
of having their houses rifled of valuables
while their wives are thus shopping. In
most instances themse stolen pieecs rof
jewelry reprensen the working man’s love
for his home and his family. There have
been several of these cases reported iate
lyand no one wifi find fault with Act
ing Inspector Hopkins. But the general
comment is that the police conditions at
present, as brought about by Mayor Pa
gan, ^advised by George L. Record, is
almost inteolerable. Mr. George 1a. Rec
ord may say to the Chief “How do you
do Chief, this is a painful duty for mem,’’
but the public recognizes the hollowness
of Ills voice and utterance and they will
retlaiate at the next election.
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AT ST. PETEB’3
The Christmas music at St. JEeter’s Ro
* man Catholic Chudcr will be of unusual
excellence. The choir consisting of about
forty voices assisted by an orchestra of
ten pieces under the direction of Prof.
I Jo.'poh B. Feri y. organist and choir mas
ted of the church, will no doubt sustain
its well earn cl rep.; ■ ion tor high class
music. The first higi. 'juss will be at
five A. M. Vau BTees Mass No. 11.
{file services begirding at 11. A. M. will
) consist of Solemn High Mass followed by
Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacra
, ■*. m.nt.
Tlje Mass chosen for this occasion is
Charles Gounod’s Mcsse. Sotennelle De
, Paques No. 3. A composition whihch
with its surprising results of stirring
choruses touching solos and spirited or
chestral accompaniment expresses all the
joy of Chffctmas without losing-sight of
the service. The musical programme will
be aj follows:
Processional, Anthem Nazareth, Gou
nod; “Kyrie” Gounod; “Gloria”, Gounod;
“Graduate,” {intermezzo) Orchestra;
"Credo,” Gota d; Offertory, “Adest Fe
delis,” Novello; ‘■Sanctus’-’ GcJhnod; “Ben
eaictus,” Gounod; “Agnus Dei,” Gounod;
,‘ Taotum Ergo,” Gluck; Recessional (Or
chestra) Tobani.
Tftc Rais* In tlie Woods.
The lamentable effects of the gener
al destruction of forests are now suf
ficiently recognized in all civilized
countries. Such destruction invites)
devastating floods In mountain streams
and causes the surrounding land to
dry up. Forests act like vast con
densing screens. They preserve a
moist atmosphere about them, atten
uate the force of torrential downfalls,
promote a more gradual melting of the
snow in early spring and protect the
soil against too rapid evaporation.
And yet the manner in which forests
act their beneficent part is not exactly
such as might be supposed. They pre
vent a large part of the rain that falls
from reaching the soil at all. It is es
timated that in European climates the
forests evaporate directly or transpire
physiologically four-fifths of the rain
that falls upon them. Thus the forest
atmosphere Is no less Important than
the forest soil in equalizing the cli
matic conditions of a country.—Youth’s
Companion.
"V). _ -vtlioriiea by Shakespeare.
.’tespeare has “sixt” for “sixth.”
.- ' <s he so pronounced it for he
iited.with having written the
■:s of “Henry the Sixt,” and
ily wrote “The Life of Henry
.1’ as the old edition has It
< worthy of notice that “fifta”
xta” are the Anglo-Saxon
.Tofessor Skeat In National
The Last Straw.
—Do you know what the pa
ying about you? Actress
—What are they saying?
thing. Actress (strongly
■avens! What Impudence!
Press.
Many Know It.
e Willie—What are “debts,” pa?
Debts,” my son, are the silent
ais of experience.—Chicago News.
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FAGANITES FORM
NEW COMMITTEE
Result of the Revolt Against
Republican County Com
mittee Because Primaries
Could Not Be Held Under
Favorable Conditions
The followers of Mayor Fagan, after
failing to seucre new primaries under
conditions favorable to them, last night
organized a new Republican Central
Committee in opposition to the Republi
can County Committee. The meeting at
which the new committee was made per
manent was held at Pohlmann's pavil
ion, Ferry street and Ogden avenue.
About ISO of the opponents of the regu
lar Republican organization were pres
ent. The following offiecrs were elected:
James W. McCarthy, President; John C.
Burton, First Vice President; Samuel
A. Besson, of Hoboken; Second Vice
President; Frank J. Higgins, of Jersey
City, Secretary; Philip W. Greer, of Jer
sey City, Secretary; William F. Ely, or
Jersey CHW Treasurer.
The B^f--Crganiza Lion will put up a
fight against the regulars at the primar
ies next fall and if they fall they will
place a third ticket In the field. It i3“un
derstood thah Mayor Fagan will again
run for Mayor.
WHERE TO SPEND YOUR VACA
TION.
It is none to early to plan your va
cation. Tire more you think it over and
plan it in advance, the greater wii
be your enjoyment when the time
comes. Whether your tastes incline to
wards! the resort of fashion or the more
quiet retreats away from the rush and
httiTy of large summering places you
cannot do better than go to Michigan,
and be sure to tell the ticket agent to
have ywur ticket read over The Micigan
Central? “The Niagara Falls Route.”
This road has well earned the reputa
tion cf being pre-eminently the route of
the particular traveler and a trip over
its smooth roadbed means a trip in per
fect comfort and safety through the gar
den spot of the West. Any one of the
three gentlemen named below will be
happy to give you fuH information con
cerning rates, routes and service. Ad
dress J. W. Daly, Chief Ass’t. Gen’l
Pass’gr. Agt.; O. W. Ruggles, Gen’l.
Pass’gr. Agt., Chicago, 111., or W. <J.
Lynch, Pass’gr. Traffic Mgr., Chicago,
111.
• -♦
GREAT DAY FOR MASONS
At least one hundred and fifty Masons
had different degrees conferred upon
them as Masons at a meeting of the four
bodies of the Ancient and Accepted
Scottish Rite Masons, Lodge of Perfec
tion, Chapter and Consistory, at Masonic
Hall, Montgomery and; Tuers avenue,
yesterday afternoon. Almost every sec
tion of the State was represented in
these extraordinary ceremonies, the
greatest ever hel^l in this section of the
couutry. Foster M. Voorhees, former
Governor of the State, was among the
candidates. A banquet followed in the''
evening. The candidates for the rations
degrees were composed of prominent
business and professional men from
' e.very section of the State. Many took
-the thirty-third degree. There were over
a thousand members and officers of the
order present at the ceremonies.
Tire Capture of Jefferson Davis.
How Mrs. Davis prevented her hus
band from escaping in his flight after
the fall of the Confederacy is told In
Mrs. Avary’s book, “Dixie After the
War.” After leaving Washington,
Ga., Mr. Davis had heard that maraud
ers were in pursuit of his wife’s
cortege, and, turning out of his course,
he rode hard across country, found his
family, conveyed them beyond the
present danger, as be thought, and
was about to renew his journey
south. The party camped, when he
was roused at dawn by his negro serv
ant, who said troops were coming.
Mrs. Davis begged her husband to
leave. His horses and weapons were
near the road do wn which the cavalry
was coming. In the darkness of the
. tent he caught up what he took to be
' his raglan, a sleeveless waterproof
garment. It was hers. She then
threw a shawl over his head. He
went out of the tent, she keeping near.
“Halt!” cried a trooper, leveling a
carbine at him. Mr. Davis dropped
his wraps and hurried forward. Mrs.
Davis saw the carbine, cast her arms
about her husband and lost him his
one chance of escape, for he might
- have slipped away in the dark.
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WOULD KillNEGROES
President Roosevelt Declares
Members of Dismissed Regi
ment Deserved Death.
DEFENDS ACTION !N CASE.
Special Message to Congress, In Re
sponse to Senate Inquiry, Recites
Facts on Which Order of Discharge
Was Bas_d—Calls Soldiers' Conduct
“Atrocious.”
Washington, Dec. 20.—In concluding
a rnessa.,.' to the senate in reply to its
inquiries regarding the discharge of
three companies of the Twenty-fifth
Infantry President Roosevelt says:
“I ch-. flange as a right the support of
every citizen of this country, whatever
his color, provided only he has in him
the spirit of genuine and farsighted
patriotism.”
The president, whose tone through
out is absolutely uncompromising, says
he acted in the exercise of his consti
tutional power and in pursuance of his
constitutional duty. He denounces as
sinister the counsel that has induced
colored people to attempt to deny or
condone the Brownsville crime because
the culprits were of their race.
Denying that their discharge was or
dered as a punishment, the president
asserts that the only adequate punish
ment for the Brownsville assault is
death. He declares his keen regret at
not being able to inflict that penalty.
Act of “Unparalleled Infamy.”
That the shooting up of Brownsville
was done by a party of from nine to
fifteen negro soldiers the president
says there can be no doubt whatever,
and he brands their act as one “unpar
alleled for infamy in the annals of the
United States army.”
After breaking from their barracks,
the president says, they shot at whom
ever they saw. moving and into houses
where they saw lights. They fired into
houses where they must have known
there were women and children. They
killed a barkeeper and wounded the
lieutenant of police, who lost his arm.
These raiders, says the president,
were not schoolboys oh a frolic. Not
withstanding full warning of the con
sequences their comrades entered into
a conspiracy of silence to prevent the
ends of justice, so it became necessary
to discharge them all.
The President’s Message.
Some of he more striking portions
of the president’s message are as fol
lows:
It appears that in Brownsville, Tex.,
there had been considerable feeling be
tween the citizens and the co’ored troops
of the garrison. My impression is that
there was blame attached to both sides,
but this is wholly unimportant, as noth
ing that occurred offered any excuse or
justification for the atrocious conduct of
the troops when in lawless and murder- *
ous spirit a? d under cover of the night
they made t;.eir attack upon the citizens.
The attack was made near midnight on
Aug. 13. The following facts as to this
attack are made clear by Major Block
som’s investigation and have not been
and, in my judgment, cannot be success
fully controverted. From nine to fifteen
or twenty of the colored soldiers took
part in the attack. They leaped over the
walls from the barracks and hurried
through the town. They shot at whom
ever they saw moving, and they shot into
houses where they saw lights. In some of
these houses there were women and chil
dren, as the would be murderers must
have known. In one house in which there
were two women and five children some
ten shots went through at a height of
about four and a half feet above the floor,
one putting out the lamp upon the table.
These stildieijs were not schoolboys on a
frolic. They were full grown men In the
uniform of the United States army, armed
with deadly weapons, sworn to uphold
the laws of the United States and under
every obligation of oath and honor not
merely to refrain from criminality, but
with the sturdiest rigor to hunt down
criminality.
Conspiracy to Shield Assassins.
It is vital for the army to be imbued
with the spirit which will make every
man in it and, above all, the officers and
noncommissioned officers, feci it a matter
of highest obligation to discover and pun
ish and not to shield the criminal in uni
form. *Yet some of the noncommissioned
officers and many of the men of the three
companies in question have banded to
gether in a conspiracy to protect the as
sassins and would be assassins who have
disgraced their uniform by the conduct
above related.
People have spoken as if this discharge
from the service was a punishment. I
deny emphatically that such is the case,
because as punishment it is utterly inad
equate. The punishment meet for muti
neers and murderers such as those guilty
of the Brownsville assault is death, and
a punishment only less severe ought to be
meted out to those who have aided and
abetted mutiny and murder and treason
by refusing to help in their detection. I
would that it were possible for me to have
punished the guilty men. I regret most
keenly that I have not been able to do so.
Any assertion that these men were dealt
with harshly because they were colored
men is utterly without foundation. Offi
cers or enlisted men, white men or col
ored men. who were guilty of such con
duct would bnvei been treated in precisely
the same way, for there can be nothing
more important than for the United States
army in aU 'i'a membership to understand
that its arms cannot be turned with im
punity against the peace and order of the
civil community.
Message Causes Debate.
A lively debate in the senate follow
ed tlie reading of the message. Mr.
Foraker wanted it sent to the military
committee with instructions to make
• further investigation should the com
mittee.deem ’t necessary. On objection
from Senator Clay the senate post
poned action.
At the suggestion of Senator Lodge
President Rcosevelt’s Panama message
will be reprinted for the senate in
"normal” spelling.
In the house Mr. Lacey (la.) took a
pronounced position in opposition to
the adjournment of congress for the
i. hristmas holidays, declaring that "it
.V. *2}’C hn.;jt; ro a-dAV.-nt a t
■fac. ;'ax: ell -egislaticn .airyusb ujAldr
whip and spur during the closing
days.” Mr. Clark (Mo.) said he believed
it would be a wise thing if a rule were
adopted prohibiting the passage of any
appropriation hill later( than five (days
before the adjournment of congress.
He thought “the unseemly jobs that
creep into appropriation bills during
the closing hours of congress would be
eliminated by such a rule.” Mr. Taw
ney (Minn.), chairman of the commit
tee on appropriation, asked Mr. Clark
to specify some of the “jobs” that had
got into appropriation bills,
PRESIDENT DENOUNCED.
Colored Suffrage. League Calls Message
on Negroes Extraordinary.
Boston, Dec. 20.—At a meeting of the
suffrage league of Boston and vicinity
(colored) resolutions in relation to the
message of President Roosevelt on the
Brownsville affair were passed. The
resolutions are in part as follows:
“We denounce the language of the
president in his official answer to the
Foraker resolutions as the most ex
traordinary language used by a presi
dent of a Christian republic. One who
is familiar with the tyrants of the past
would think it was the language of
Nero or the Duke of Alva.
“In his message inciting race hatred
and mob violence against 10,000,000 in
nocent citizens he has shown himself
to be a mere politician and not a great
statesman.
“In .accusing all colored persons who
objects to bis unlawful and summary
punishment of 170 colored soldiers
without trial or court martial or ex
amination by a military court of in
quiry of a desire to shield murderers
the president misrepresents 10,000.000
of as lawabiding and patriotic native
born American citizens as the country
possesses.”
RIVER BOAT BLOWS UP.
Sixteen Dead In Mississippi River Ex
plosion.
Vicksburg. Miss., Dec. 20.—The steam
er W. T. Scoveil, a stem wheel packet
plying in the Vicksburg and Davis
Bend trade, owned and operated by
the Vicksburg and Davis Bead Packet
company, was biown up at Gold Dust
Gin, a few miles from Lone Lauding.
It is reported that sixteen lives were
lost as the result of the explosion and
an equal number of persons injured.
The Scoveil is a total wreck. There
were about eighteen negroes ou the
boat, hone of whom has been account
ed for lint!’ this time. Four white men
yrere killed.
Gold Dust Gin is twenty-five miles
south of Vicksburg, on the Louisiana
side of the Mississippi river.
FilipHo White or Colored? <
Washington. Dec. 20.—The school an
thorities of Washington have been call
ed upon to decide whether a, Filipino
is white or colored. The problem was
brought before them by Major Si, F.
Waltz. U. S. A., who sent a communi
cation asking that his Filipino serv
ant, twenty-two years old, be admitted
to the white schools of We"hingtonf
Major Wa!fz" said that his servant hart
been denied admission to the public
schools of Atlanta, Ga., on account of
the prevailing race feeling. After
much disci ssion the question was re
ferred to a committee, which has not
yet reported.
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Jeffries Draws Color
New York, Dec. 20.—In ned
statement Tex Rickard, who managed
the fight at Goldfield between Gans
and Nelson, says be has offered James
J. Jeffries $50.000...to meet Jack John
son. the coined heavyweight, at Gold
field. Rickurg says he has assurance
from Jeffries that he will enter the
ring again for a purse of $50,000. A
dispatch from Los Angeles, Ca!.. says
Jeffries said there that he would agree
to fight Tommy Burns if a $50,000
purse was provided. He would not, he
said, make a match with Jack John
son, the colored pugilist, for any sum.
Strike Ultimatum to Railroads.
New York, Dec. 20.—James Murdoch,
fourth vice president of the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen, issued an
ultimatum to all of the railroads cen
tering at New York, with the exception
of the New York Central and the New
York, New Haven and Hartford rail
roads, _lhat unless the yard employees
are granted an increase of wages of 5
cents an hour by next Saturday they
will be withdrawn from the service of
the roads. About 3,000 men are af
fected.
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Italian Goes Insane on Train.
Meadville, Pa., Dec. 20.—John Far
rette, fprty-six years old. an Italian,
bound from Chicago to New York, from
where he was to sail for Italy, sudden
ly went insane as the Erie limited
reached this city. The Italian got
possession of a club in an unknown
manner and injured live passengers be
fore he was subdued. The authorities
will examine him as to his mental con
dition.

Pardon For Ellenbogen.
Albany, N. Y„ Dec. 20. — Governor
Higgins has pardoned Samuel K. El
lenbogen of New York, convicted of
perjury iu that city in 1!>05 following
an investigation of the alleged election
frauds.
Preacher's Son a Horse Th
Littleton. Colo., Dec. 20. - 11a.
John Davis, said to be a son of ai.
owa preacher, was sentenced to Hve
years In the penitentiary f*r horse
stealing. '
Waterbury Grain Elevator Burned.
Waierbury, Conn., Dec. 20.—The feed
auh grain elevator of the Platt Mills
vS>..'.!v»:V ‘s.
Was pi&sjdtiiy lieA'trsa.
TO END MR FAMINE
Legislation Looking to Relief of
Present Situation Being
Prepared.
PRESIDENT IS INTERESTED.
Law Suggested to Senator Purposes
Giving More Power to Interstate
Commerce Commission to Regulate
Movement of Cars — South Dakota
Legislator Blames New Rate Law.
Washington, Dec. 20.—Senator Hans
brough (N. D.), who has taken an ac
tive interest in steps to remedy the
situation caused by the car shortage,
particularly in the northwest, has pre
pared the outlines of legislation which,
he believes, if enacted into law, will
tend to prevent a recurrence of the
present condition of affairs. These
have been shown to the president, at
whose suggestion the senator’s ideas
were put into shape. They contem
plate legislation along the following
lines;
Giving the interstate commerce com
mission power to inquire into the equip
ment capacity under stress of extraor
dinary requirements of all interstate
railways so as to judge as to their abil
ity to move traffic under extraordinary
conditions.
Giving the commission authority to
require shippers holding cars in de
murrage to unload and reload sucli cars
within twenty-four hours after the cars
have been placed in a position to be
unloaded.
Misdemeanor to Move Heavy Trains.
Making it a misdemeanor for common
carriers to compel trainmen to attempt
to move trains containing tonnage in
excess of the registered tonnage ca
pacity of the engines hauling such
trains.
Authorizing the c-f^jimissiorj to re
quire the temporary use. of idle equip
ment of one railroad line to supplement
the overtaxed equipment of the other.
Senator Kittredge (S. D.) said that
. the coal famine in the northwest is the
result of the requirement of the amend
ed interstate commerce law, under
which the railroads have to give thirty
days’ notice before changing a rate,
and also the result of the action of the
retailors in putting off shipment of coal
until they couid have the advantage
of the new rate. The senator added;
“About Oct. 1 the railroads gave no
tice of a rate on coal "20 per cent less
than the rate then in force. The re
tail dealers to have all the adviintav
of this rate allowed the entire month
of October to pass by before ordering
coal. The result was that the railroads
were not able to ship it fast enough.”
Car Builders Blamed.
Dispatches frgfai St. Louis say'that
the investigation by the interstate com
merce commission Into the genera!
shortage of freight cars was resumed.
Prominent railroad men say the pres
ent famine in railroad cars is due to
the inability of car manufacturing
plants to meet, the demands of railroad
companies.
In Minneapolis the interstate com
merce commission, represented by
Frunl&iu K. Lane and John S. Harlan,
adjourned its hearing on the car short
age to reconvene in Chicago. Presi
dent James -T. Hill of the Great North
era said the r-rent North >rn had made
vast expend '• for eouipment every
year sir' ’ ’ expenditure each
year exceed* e; t of the year pre
vious.

Northwest Short ot Food.
Minneapolis. Minn., Dec. 20.—Follow
ing reports of fuel famine in the north
west come reports of a shortage of food
supplies. Railway service has been
interrupted by the cold and blizzards
on the western prairies. A telegram
from a citizens’ committee of Ambrose,
N. D., to the Journal is as follows:
“Ambrose is without coal and provi
sions. Twenty cars of fuel and food
in the hands of the railway company
must be brought here by special train j
at once in order to relieve the situa
tion or great suffering will result.
Have wired the general manager of the
Soo line, but no assurance of relieving
present needs has been secured.”
Cow on Track Derails Train.
Vicksburg, Miss., Dee. 20.-Passenger
train No. 12 on the Yazoo and Missis
sippi Valley railroad was derailed at
Southwood, killing two men and injur
ing another. The dead are Engineer
Galvin Prince and Fireman George
Watson. None of the passengers was
injured. The derailment was caused
by the tvair^ striking a cow.
Railroad Men's Coa! Dearer.
Philadelphia, Dec. 20.—Employees ot
the Pennsylvania Railroad company
will'have to pay full price for their
coal after Jan. 1 next Notice has been
issued by the ffcanagement that after
that time the company, which owns
many mines, will not sell coal to its
employees at the rate which regular
shippers pay.
American Consul Shoots Himself.
Mukden, Dec. 20.—The American vice
consul genera!, Nelson Fairchild, shot
and killed himself. It is believed that
the shooting was accidental. There Is
a universal feeling of sympathy.
Life Term For Boy.
Chicago, Dec. 20.—Robert Gordon, fif
teen years of age, was sentenced to
‘be reformatory for life after pleading
‘be * •uurderiug Jo
CHARGE AGAINST PERSHING.
Philippine Career of New Brigadier
General Under Scrutiny.
Kansas City, Dec. 20.—The Star print
ed a cablegram from Manila saying
that the Manila American published
sensational assertions regarding Briga
dier General John J. Pershing, who
was recently jumped over the heads of
605 officers of superior rank and made
a brigadier general. Prior to his nomi
nation by the president last September
Pershing had been a captain in the
Fifteenth cavalry.
The Manila American makes the
statement that it has completed an in
vestigation of Pershing’s career in the
Philippines and finds that Pershing
while serving as a captain on the is
land of Mindanao had an experience
which somewhat rivals the famous
case of Lieutenant Burbank, who was
court martialed. It was charged that
Burbank was about to marry a Leav
enworth girl when he was in reality
the hu >and of a Filipino woman. The
latter assertion was proved. Lieuten
ant Burbank is now serving a term in
the United States penitentiary.
The case of Pershing is slightly dif
ferent. He was married a year ago to
the daughter of United States Senator
Warren of Wyoming.
The Manila American asserts that
Pershing lived with a Phil pine wo
man, Joaquina Bondoy . uaeio, in the
Philippines. One of their children died
in the cholera epidemic in 1902. The
other, who is four and one-half years
old, lives with her mother in Zambo
anga. The mother is now the legal
wife of William Shinn, a government
clerk.
METHC:i$T CHURCH’S LOSS.
Bishop McCfbe Succumbs In New York
to Apoplectic Stroke.
New York. Dee. 20.—Bishop Charles
C. McCabe of tire Methodist Episcopal
church, died in the New York hospital.
Death was due to apoplexy; with which
the bishop was' stricken on Dec. 11
while passing through this city on the
way to his home in Philadelphia.
Bishop McCabe was'born at Athena,
O., Get. 11, ’838. He entered the Ohio
conference of the Methodist church in
1800 and two years later became chap
fin :i of the One Hundred and Twenty
second Ohio infantry. He was cap
tured in the battle of Winchester and
spent four mouths in Libby prison.
His experiences as a prisoner of war
were later recounted on the lecture
platform. ‘
For more than thirty years he was
popularly known as Chaplain McCabe,
and the title clung to him even after
thegene'ral conference of the Methodist
■church in 1896 made trim a bishop.
Engaging in church extension work,
he -originated- tl.- rally, .cry., "We arc
building n church every day.” His
success as a money raiser was remark
able.
Bishop McCabe was chosen chancel
lor of the American university at
Washington in December, 1902.
Thief Cuts Out Woman's Pocket.
Philadelphia, Dec. 20.—Mrs. Ella V.
Kober was robbed of 86.000 by a pick
pocket in the holiday crowds in the
shopping district here. The money was
paid to Mrs. Kober by the pennsyiva
nia railroad in settteirv ' of a claim
ou the death of her husoand, who was
killed lu the electric railroad Thorough
fare wreck near Atlantic City two
months’ ago. While shopping with a
friend Mrs T iber discovered that a
secret y hi her underskirt had
been eu. mi a' 1 the money taken.
Hero of Lake George Wreck Dead.
Glens Falls, N. Y., Dee. 20.—Captain
Elias S. Harris, for half a century a
steamboat commander on Lake George
and well known to tourists, is dead at
Lake George, village, aged seventy
eight years. He was pilot of the steam
er John Jay. which was burned in
July, 1856. He headed the vessel for
the beach and stood at the wheel until
the tiller ropes burned. Many passen
gers escii u i) who but for Harris’ brav
ery would nave perished.
Would Go to Jail For Brother.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 20.—“If you will
release my brother long enough for
him to go home and see his mother be
fore he dies I will put on his prison
stripes and take his place in the cell at
the penitentiary until he returns.” This
appeal made to Governor Mickey by
G. F. King of Rochester, N. Y., won a
pardon for his wayward brother, Har
ry King, who is suffering from con
sumption.
Shaw to Head Mutual Life?
New York, Dec. 20.—If the official
count of the votes cast in the Mutual
Life Insurance company election re
elects the present board of trustees it
was said that Secretary of the Treas
ury Shaw'will succeed Charles A. Pea
body as president. Mr. Shaw is to
leave the cabinet early next March.
Mr. Shaw said, “I have received no of
fer from the Mutual Life.”
New Haven Absorbs Trolley System.
Providence, R. I., Dec. 20.—The trol
ley system of the Rhode Island com
pany passed under tb control of the
New York. New Haven and Hartford
Railroad company. The company’s
lines are located, in this state, southern
Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut,
comprising over seventy-one mile® of
trolley tracks
Boni Mi at Pay His Own Dents.
Paris, Dec. 20.—Mme. Gould, the for
mer Countess Boni de Castellane. has
been victorious in the suits brought by
creditors and money lenders against
her with the object of making madame
■ itiv -esmooi-. bie with the count for
w. yOUG-vCtVC. O,.
STANDARD u.l METHODS.
Bogus Competition Charged In New
York Hearing,
New York, Dec. 20.—How the Stand
ard Oil company is declared to organize
bogus independent companies and place
them in the field to fight sham battles
with the Standard was brought out in
the proceedings begun by Attorney
General Hadley of Missouri to exclude
the Standard Oil company, the Wa
ters-Pierce Oil company and the Re
public Oil company from doing busi
ness in Missouri because of alleged vio
lation of the antitrust laws.
The president of the Republic Oil
company was C. L. Nichols, and he re
ceived his mail at 75 New street, New
York. That is the street number of the
back door of the Standard Oil building.
The people of Missouri were not sup
posed to know that 75 New street led
to the same offices at 20 Broadway.
In New York C. L. Nichols did not
occupy such an eminent position as
president of a million dollar corpora
tion. He was known here as office as
sistant to W. Tj Jennings, general sales
agent of the Standard Oil Company of
Indiana, which company occupied a
suit of rooms on the tenth floor of the
Standard Oil building.
The Waters-Pieree Oil company,
which also was held no to the citizens
of Missouri as a competitor of the
Standard, had R. H. McNall as its com
mercial agent. McNall really had
charge of the marketing of the Wa
ters-Pierce company’s oil, but he had
another business that was not known
In Missouri. He was office assistant
to TV. H. T’:' -d. treasurer of th ■
Standav :;- tny of New Jersey.
After i things had been drag
ged out of -M.indard’s witness*1
the lawyers tor the trust, still,insist!.-:
that the three co ■ *tlons were entire
ly Itwlep- nder: of .me another, placed
some of tfeair e*v-»i >yees on the stand
to prove ho— fitter uie competition was
bt the';;;.
Colonel Mann’s. Tr ial.
New York. Dec. 20.—All the para
graphs that appeared in Town Topics
in regard to Count Reginald Ward oi
London were admitted, as evidence by
Recorder Goff in the triad of Colonel
William d'Alton Mann on n charge of
perjury. The recorder reversed his nil
ing of the day before and also decided
that the testimony of. Mann in' the
Hapgood trial '-was material. Mann
won a victory when the recorder re
fused to permit important testimony in
the Hapgood trial to be read and or
dered the prosecutor to proceed with
the development of his proof that when
he wrote “6. K., W. D. M.” orf the
bottom of the Count Ward fetter he
committed perjury..
Eoston Officials Indicted.
Boston, Dec. 20.,—Seven indictments,
two of which were followed by the
arrest aiiil arraignment of Matthew
Cummings, national president of the
Ancient Order of Hibernians and su
perintendent of the Boston street clean
fug department, end James P. TimUty.i
formerly foreman of the city's paving
division, were returned. Cummings is
charged wTlh having Intimidated and
coerced voters, and Timilty is charge
with violation of the civil service laws.
* Mey Settle Electric Strike.
Schenectady, N. Y., Dec. 20. — Th
strike of the Industrial Workers of th:
World at . the General Electric work
in this city, which has been in progres
for more than two weeks, has not beei
settled, but the indications are that ai
agreement .. ' fe -e tched soon.
Weather Forecast.
Partly cloudy and warmer; northeast
winds.
General Markets.
New York, Dee. 18.
FLOUR—Dull and unchanged;' Minne
sota patents, $4.10a4.40; winter straights
S3.50a3.60; winter extras, S2.y0a3.10; wlnte:
patents. 33.75a4.
WHEAT—Following a steady epeninf.
wheat eased oft a trifle under poor Liver
pool cables and realizing, but recovered
on light offerings and with outside mar
kets; May, 84%a84 9-lCc.
BUTTER—Creamery, extras, per pourd
32tda38c. 'Mercantllex Exchange offi-'a
quotation, extras, 32c.); firsts, 2Sa31Hc
seconds. 26a28c.; thirds, 23a25c.; held, ex
tras, 30a3014c.; firsts. 27a29c.; seconds, 24;
26c.: thirds, 22a23c.; state, dairy, tubs
fresh, fancy. 29a80c.; firsts, 26a28c.; sec
onds, 23a26c.; thirds, 21a22c.
CHEESE—State, full cream, small and
large, September, fancy, 1414c.; October
best, 1314c.; late made, 1214al3c.; inferior
Ual2c.; light skims, 11c.; half skims, best
9?4al0c.; part skims, prime, 8a814c.; fall
to good, 6!4a7!4c.; common, 4a6c.; ful
skims, 2a3e.
EGOS—State, Pennsylvania and nearby
selected, white, fancy, 40c.; choice, 36c
38c.; mixed, extra. S5a37c.; firsts to extr?
firsts, 30a33c.; dirties, 19a22c.; checks, 15«
18c.
TALLOW-Steady; city, 61-16c.; coun
try. 5%a61ic.
HAY—Quiet; shipping, 70a75c.; good t«
choice, $1.0oal.l5.
STRAW—Quiet; long rye, 55a60c.
BEANS—Quiet; marrow', 32.35; medium
31.5714al.60; pea, S1.47!4al.50; red kidney
32.35a2.40.
WOOL—Steady; domestic fleece, S5a38c.
HOPS—Quiet; 'ate. common to choice
1906, 19a23c.; 1905, 8allc.; Pacific coast, 1906
12al7c.; 1905, 8al3c.
POTATOES—Dull; Pennsylvania, choice
per bushel, 55a5Sc.; New York and west
ern, per bushel, 50a33c.; do., fair to good
per bushel, 40a45c.
LIVE POULTRY—Steady and in fail
demand; fowls, 10al2c. old roosters, 9c.
spring chickens, lOallc.; ducks, 13al314c.
geese, 13al4c.; turkeys, 17al8c.
DRESSED POULTRY—Firm and ac
tlve; fowls, choice, 13c.; do., fair to good
llal2c.; old roosters, 914c.: nearby chick
ens, 14al5c.; western, do., Ilal4c.; tur
keys, nearby, choice to fa cy, 19a20e.; do.
western, do.. 18nl9c.; fair to good, do., II
a!7c.; spr-’n" d-' - nearby. 14al5c.; west
ern, do.. IS:) < '■ M ducks, lo.illc.
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OFFICIAL III DILEMMA

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Immigration Commissioner Can
not Bring Himself to Order
a Mother Deported.
LAW SAYS SHE MUST GO BACK
Woman Suffering From Eye Disease
Seeks Admission Which Is Granted
to Little Ones and Refused to Her,
New York Authority Refers Cate te
Washington For Decision.
New ' York, Dee. 20. — Robert E.
Watchorn is commissioner of Immigra
tion, but Mr. Watchorn is a father.
That’s why the commissioner of immi
gration for the first time in his lif*
has refused to obey the law, aud that
is why a little Jewish mother is not
yet torn away from the bosom of her
family, as the law prescribes she hall
be.
Commissioner Watchorn as an of
ficial decided that as the mother was
suffering from a contagious disease
of the eyes she would have to be de
ported. He has tried three tinjes to
carry out his duty to the government,
but each time his feelings as a man
and father have balked him.
He just can’t do it, so he Is going t*
let the "man higher up” in thing
ton pass final judgment upon ,_ie fate
of the unfortunate woman.
It:" j V ’• erg is a prosperous tailor
in J- e here five rears
» t i'av.;.; tor, who has
k. pt boo • f >; u;iii ever ince. Weiss
; berg ttpi.' ; fw eltlz. tship papers and
recently civ. id-Hl to send for his wife,
I Goldie, who arrived last week on the
steamer Rhein. I ringing with her four
j young children.
Father Comes to Gref Fan "y.
Weissberg was at Ellis is! id to
; greet his ftmiily. His face was -eath
ed in smiles when he saw his younger
i children, bet be thought it strange
that his wife was behind bars and nof
permitted to greet him prt%>erly.
The doctors told the tailor that his
wife was suffering from trachoma and
I could not land. The four children
[ might stay, they said, but the wife
| must go back to Europe.
"But she has nobody there.” he
| cried. "She has no home nowhere to
go.”
Mr. Watchorn, the official, heard the
i case In the board room. He saw the
! little woman with the hair streaked
; with gray, with the sad appealing
! eyes and the mute, trembling lips. Tbe
| official saw the little family at her
! side, and he saw the father and the
j eldest daughter in trie other corner of
] tlie room.
Must Abide by Law.
j The fatherly Watchorn lip began to
| tremble.- The majasty of the taw was
j in peril. The official Watchcrn lip grew
' ns rigid as death. "Take them away,”
P.nid tbe official Watchorn. ""he’ll
I have to go back.” And as though squar
ing accounts with something witllia *
[ hia heart the official added:
“I can’t help it.”
So if was arranged that the woman
j should lie returned on the steamer
Torek. The representative of the law
in blue uniform and brass buttons took
I the little woman toward the steamboat
that was going to transfer hor to the
Yorck. a
As brass buttons told the little Rue
sian mother that she might say "good
by” to her four younger children the
official Watchorn Came in. The mother
caught sight of him, and before he
realized what had happened she was
on her knees and begging him between
sobs not to part her from "her chil
dren.
Golden Rule Above Statute.
Watchorn thought of section some
thing or other, which made It manda
j tory upon him to deport the woman.
That was the official Watchorn. The
unofficial Watchorn thought of a gold
en rule he once learned in Sunday
school.
Twice after that the start of the wo
man for the steamship was made, but
each time the official Watcher 1 let sen
timent get the better of duty, and the
little Russian mother still is separated
from her family and waiting to be de
ported.
But if she is to be deported some
body in Washington will have to do it,
for Watchorn the man will not let
Watchorn the official obey orders.
Fake Butter For New York.
New York, Dec. 20. — Ten million
pounds of oleomargarine or butterlna,
much of it containing poisonous color
ing matter agd a great part of it manu
factured from disease breeding fats,
has been forced into New York eitj
from New Jersey daring the last year,
contrary to the law, which prohibits its
sale or use, says the Herald.
Higgins Appoints Tax Commissioner,
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 20.—Frank E. Pen
ley of New York, Governor Higgink
secretary, was appointed by tbe gov
ernor to be a member of the stats
board of tax commissioners to suc
ceed Commissioner Ceylon H. Lewi*
-f Syracuse, who has resigned.
anitoba Wants Government Phono*
'hicago. Dec. 20.—A dispat to tin
•t-ord Herald from Winuip^ . Mnn
' an overwhelming mail
'> vote-' -n favor of
meat otvueishtp of te.e. haaoo.

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