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Seek Settlement of Question
Before Taft’s Term Is Ended. PRESIDENT READY TO APPOINT COMMISSION London Papers Criticise Secre tary Knox’s Note to For eign Office. WASHINGTON. Jan 24—Secretary Knox's reply to the British protest against the exemption of American coastwise shipping from tolls in the Panama canal having been received in London, it is incumbent upon the British foreign officers to come to a decision at once as to the course to be pursued in the continuance of the negotiations. They must determine whether the effort shall be continued to adjust the supposed differences be tween the two countries by further exchanges or to accept Secretary Knox's offer to exchange ratifications of the Knox-Bryce general arbitration treaty as amended by the Senate and refer to a special commission the task of finding the actual facts as a basis for possible arbitration. Officials here a.re awaiting this de cision with great interest because upon it will depend the probability of President Taft reaching a satisfactory settlement of the question before he leaves office. If the British govern ment should decide to regard as satis factory the American statement that its apprehensions for the future treatment of British shipping in the canal are groundless, and will so ex press itself, the incident will be closed, at least for the time being, or until aome subsequent congress might en deavor to act in a way as to warrant the charge of discrimination against foreign shipping. Secretary Knox. In his note, ex pressly Invited the British govern ment to examine the tacts cited by him as a basis for his statement that through Professor Johnson's in clusion of American coastwise ship ping in his calculations upon which the tolls are fixed, the British ob jection that an unjust burden was to be fastened upon British shlp ' ping has been completely met. If Sir Edward Grey prefers to Im mediately exchange ratifications of the pending arbitration treaty Pres ident Taft is ready to almost Imme diately appoint the three American members of the special commission provided under Its terms to ascer tain and report upon the facts. 1,0X00X1 Jan. 24.—Secretary Knox's reply to Sir Edward Grey on the ques tion of Panama Is found unsatisfac tory by those evening newspapers which comment on it: The Westminster Gazette, general ly looked upon as the mouthpiece of the government, says: "The Knox suggestion leaves the door open to a long series of bickerings which might do much to undermine the good rela of the two countries.” The Pall Mall Gazette says: "Com ing from any other country than the "United States, the tone of Secretary Knox's reply would be deeply resent ed. Unless International law over rides municipal law when treaty rights clash with it, international law has no existence and peaceful Intercourse between States becomes Impossible." FAVORS DIVORCE FOR WIFE SUED BY HUSBAND Judge Francis Child, sitting as ad visory master in Vice-Chanceiler Em ery's branch of the Chancery Court, today, recommended a decree of di vorce for Mrs. Virginia M. Dalrym ple, of Franklin Park. The recom mendation was made on Mrs. Dal rymple's cross-suit to her husband's petition for a severance of the nup tial knot. The Dalrymples live in a fashion able section known as Franklin Park, Just outside of New Brunswick. Will iam M. Dalrymple. the husband, some time ago began suit for divorce and his wife Immediately filed an answer. She charged cruelty. Police Hunt Strikers Like Animals, Says Clergyman Friend of Workers Employers Control Officers, Declares Rev. Mr. Coltorti. BRUTALITY. HE ALLEGES, SHOWN FACTORY GIRLS This Is the Minister Who Led Garment Workers' Parade on Monday. BY ADELINE CARRICK WELLS /i\V‘T HO is paying the police force of this city, the general public, or the bosses of the factories ’" "Is it proper for & police offi cer to use vile language?” "Why should the bosses have police protection and not the working peo ple?" “W ho gave Joseph Heisler, the manufactur er and assess ment commis sioner, the au thority to keep so many uni formed police men about his place ?” These are but a few of the ques tions that are agitating the mind of the Rev. Rismark Coltorti, pastor of the Olivet Presbyterian Church, which Is a branch of the staid Old First, and is right in the midst iff the gar ment factories, where the employees are striking for a id per cent raise and a forty-eight-hour week. Mr. Coltorti is very, very much in earnest, so much so that, a few days ago, he led the strikers in a parade through the city, following a meeting in his own chapel. Yesterday I called upon him, to find out all about it, his motives and his aims. “I am always in sympathy with the poor,” he began, “but 1 did not take an active part in this affair un til the strikers came to me and asked for my chapel as a meeting place, de claring that they didn't care to gath er in saloons, but wanted to meet where they could be calm and decide matters with clear minds and con science, and with Dr. Dawson s con sent I opened the chapel doors to them. “If it was not for the brutality of the police we never would have had any real trouble. Those policemen! They see two or three men or women talking together, and they yell 'move on;' and if the strikers do not mng Immediately they are bombarded |oak vile epithets. Without cause th* . licemen have pulled girls' hairV»Jj dragged them down. Girls Ill-treated. "The other day they arrested two girls and used them brutally without even showing their bridges. One said it wasn't necessary to show' his badge to a ‘Guinea.' "All we ask is fair play. I am an Italian," Mr. Coltortl proudly de clared, “and feel for my countrymen. Isn’t it significant of the strikers' at titude that not one that was arrested was found with weapons of any sort? “The police are entirely on the side of the bosses, and are helping them in every way. Some have even taken it upon themselves to visit the homes of strikers and tell them that they must go to work." Mr. Coltortl paused and impatiently brushed his hair from his forehead. “The other day a policeman handed his blackjack to a boss of the Seventh street factory. The boss struck a girl in the face with it. After this the girl, because she resisted, was arrest ed for violence, and all witnesses claimed that she was not violent un til interfered with," he added wdth scorn. "You can prove all of your state ments and can give names if neces sary?" I wanted to know, and the minister replied that he could give rames and names. 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Hiamark Coltorti. friend of fttrlklng garment workers. struck the girl, he declared, thought that he, Mr. i"oltorti, was c.n organ- j lser, and said to hint: "You are getting ten dollars for this day's work." A policeman hur riedly told the boss that Mr. t'oltorti was a minister. Pitiful Wages. "How much do the garment makers earn?" I asked, and he informed me that for fifteen days' work a girl made 12.95 and that a 10 per cent, raise would only mean about eleven cents a. week more, providing she worked just as hard. * "1 have watched the police and have tiered if they think they are hunt ing wild animals In Africa.”. Mr Col torti bitterly added.'"! only ask them to be human and not to interfere unless necessary. Before the men went on strike they went to the prosecutor's office to ascertain their rights as strikers, and in no tva>- have they overstepped the bounds. Yet they have been driven like slaves. “Once I counted 150 policemen, mounted and on foot, In the factory of Heisler. It looked like Port Arthur. And I know that inside there was plenty of whiskey and cigars. You see. the bosses can give the police something for their aid, but the poor strikers-" "Did you see the whiskey and cigars?" I asked. "No, I did not myself," responded the ministrr, “but I know many who did. Why, some of the police told me themselves, and I know it is true," he added positively. "Always I preach to my people to be good. I like them to be respecta ble,” he said a little later. "Look at the other day! We paraded all over the city without a show of violence, and without a policeman to keep us in order." This last with sarcasm. "Well, If they’re so vindictive why didn’t they follow the parade?” I asked. "Because," the minister's lip curled, “It was not what you call a clam bake, nor an excursion." Threatened with Violence. Mr. Coltorti told me that lately he'd been getting letters threatening the loss of his church and various other calamities if he did not cease acting for the strikers. And he de clared that he was not afraid, for Mr. Dawson himself, the Old First pastor, was hacking him up. He also informed me that the ten hour factory law had never been noticed on the Hill; that people could work as long as they liked, and that in the homes everybody worked, down to the tiny tots. In rush sea-' sons, he said, some people were forced to work at home all night long or lose their places. And then he demanded to know why the bosses received permits to carry blackjacks and revolvers, when if a weapon was found on a poor man it would mean at least six months in Caldwell. "We went to the police board and demanded that the injustice and cruelty be stopped. They said the matter would be looked into, but to day the police are acting worse than ever. It all seems so futile. That Hill section reminds me of my coun try in the times when we lived under martial law.' declared Mr. Coltorti, earnestly, "t’p there It s like Siberia, and we wonder where is ihe freedom of which we've heard so much." NEGRO BOY ASSAILANT OF TINY GIRL IS LYNCHED CLARKSVILLE. Tex.. Jan. 24.— Dick Stanley, a Id-year-old negro, who. it was charged, attempted to assault a 4-year-old white girl, waa hanged by a mob at Fullbright. Sheriff Christian waa on his way to jail with the negro when he waa overpowered by members of the mob. EGGS HAD “FLOWN” Somebody stole a crate of eggs from an express wagon In front of 44i South Thirteenth street 'today. Thomas Monahan, the driver, was making a delivery In the house at the time and declared that when he left Ihe wagon the eggs were there, bift when he returned they had "flown.” That was the word he used SECOND JURY IN CASEJSAGREES Unable to Reach Verdict inSuit of Miss Lynch Against P. S. For the second time in less than' three months a Jury in the county courts has failed to agree as to whether Miss Mildred Lynch, of 778 Mt. Prospect avenue, is entitled to damages from the Public Service Hailway Company for injuries sus tained when a bob-sled on which she was riding with others was in col lision with a Mt. Prospect avenue trolley car at Mt. Prospect and Montclair avenues on January 7, 1910. Tlie second disagreement came last night, when after ten hours’ delib eration a jury in the Supreme Court circuit, Judge Nelson Y. Dungan pre siding, reported that they were hope lessly deadlocked and were dismissed from further Consideration of the case. The question of the amount of damages was at no time consid ered by the jury, according #o Walter E. Lane, the foreman. The twelve men stood nine for awarding Miss •Lynch damages to three against .it from the first to last, and, according to members of the Jury, would have remained the same had they been kept locked up all night. A jury that heard the evidence in the case before Judge Frederick Adams last November stood exactly the same as the present jury after eighteen hours of deliberation, In cluding an all-night session. In the original hearing of the suit a year ago a non-suit was granted the rail way company, when Judge Adams held that the bob-sled riding consti tuted a nuisance. The higher court reversed this decision and sent the case back for trial. Miss Lynch seeks to recover dam ages for a broken leg which was frac tured at the time of the collision in such shape that in healing It left the right leg two inches shorter than the left She places her damages at $25,000. 1 he ease will be listed for the Jourth hearing at an early date, Mrs. Lynch has brought another suit -against the Public Service Corpora tion for $10,000 for medical attend ance to her daughter. GIRL IN $500 BAIL Mary Nerhoft, alias Florence Glea son, the 18-year-old girl, of 209 Hope avenue, Passaic, who confessed to the larceny of $132 worth of Jewelry from a furnished-room house at 40 Hill street, was held In $300 bail to day by Judge Hahn in the First Criminal Court, lieutenant Maler, of the detective bureau, recovered some of the stolen property in the girl's trunk when she wo* arrested, and yesterday the girl took him to places In Passaic where she had disposed of the other articles. Everything was recovered. LAVALLIERES FOR THE SCHOOL GRADUATE 2.50 up —AT—> HOLT’S The Jewelry Store ef CeniUnt Actmty Broad, Corner Academy Streot - ___ BAD COLD? YOUR HEAD STUFFED? One Dose Pape’s Cold Com pound Gives Relief from Grippe—No Quinine. You will distinctly feel your cold bretcking and all the Grippe symp toms leaving after taking the very first dose. It la a positive fact that Pape’s Cold Compound, taken every two hours, until three consecutive doses are taken, will end the Grippe and break up the most severe cold, either in the head, chest, back, stomach or limbs. It promptly relieves the most mis erable headaches, dullness, head and nose stuffed up, feverishness, Sneez ing, sore throat, running of the nose, mucous catarrhal discharges, sore ness, stiffness and rheumatic twinges. Get#a 26-eent package of “Pape's Cold Compound" from your druggiBt and take It with the' knowledge that It will positively and promptly cure your cold and end all the grippe misery without any assistance or j had after-effects and that It contains | no quinine—don’t accept something1 else said to be just as good. Tastes i nice—acts gently. Playground Supervisor Will Be Given Chance to Step Out Gracefully. In line with its determination to improve conditions at the play centres and to extend its work, the Play grounds Commission will this after noon take steps to oust William J. McKiernan ss supervisor. Formal demand will be made upon him for his resignation and unless he com piles charges of incompetency and Insubordination will be preferred against him It is understood that the commis sion has been informally advised by the law department that while it has not been definitely determined as yet whether or not McKiernan is pro tected by civil service, it would be a better plan to remove him through the medium of preferred charges, rather than to simply discharge him. This action it is said will be carried out If McKiernan refuses to step out gracefully. The incompetency charge, it is said, will grow out of the disclosures made In the report of Bee F. Hamner. the expert on playground methods, some time ago. It Is claimed, also, that McKiernan was insubordinate In closing the playgrounds without au thority. While It is not yet known def initely,* it Is understood that Algernon T. Sweeney,, president of the commis sion, will prefer the charges. .1. Leonard Mason, of Brookline, Mass., who. It is understood, will be appointed to MeKiernan's place ar rived in this city today. He spent the morning In going over the entire system witli Commissioner McCall but refused to make any comments. He has not yet been officially engag ed by the commission, but it is thought that he will be offered the place at today's meeting. MeKiernan’s salary as supervisor has been *2.500, per annum, but it is said that the board will offer Mason at least *700 In addition to this sum. JEALOUS NEGRO SHOOTS WIFE AND TRIES SUICIDE Companion of Woman Escapes as He Raises Gun. Suffering from self-inflicted bullet wounds in his chest, Robert Alex ander, a negro, 38 years old, of 42 Prince street, is In a critical con dition at the City Hospital, as is bis wife, who nas a bullet wound In her right breast and another through the neck and cheek. She was shot by her husband in a fit of jealousy. The shooting occured last nigUt when Alexander, who suspected his ■wife of infidelity, hid in her rooms, until she returned with her elleged lover. She came back about Oo'clock with a man. and Alexander stepped from his hiding plsce with a revolver according to the police and declared that he was going to kill both of them. Mrs. Alexander's companion es caped before Alexander lired, and summoned Patrolmen Fine and Pet terson of the Fourth Precinct. When the. officers arrived at the house they found Alexander coming down the stairs with a bullet wound In bis chest. The wife was lying on the bedroom floor badly wounded. Notes were found on the table by the police, which are said to have been written by Joseph Noel, a negro, 29 years old to Alexander's wife Vir ginia, who Is 82 years old. $500,000 OFFICE BUILDING PLANNED BY METHODISTS PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 24.—Under the leadership of Bishop Berry, Meth odists are preparing to erect a fire proof office building of from six to ten stories, costing nearly $600,000, which will house the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension, the t mladelphla Conference Tract Board and various other agencies of the Methodist Episcopal Church. A committee has been appointed, of which William H. Helsler, presi dent of the Manufacturers’ National Bank, is chairman, for the purpose of deciding upon a location. USES COFFIN AS COUCH TO CURE HER INSOMNIA PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 24—Having tried every other known "cure" for Insomnia, Mrs. Willard Parker has found peaceful sleep In a coffin. This strange couch, enclosed in an open pine box and covered by a tent, is In the back garden of Mrs. Par ker’s home. She reclines In the cof fin and e«Joys to the full tired ns ture'3 sweet restwer-^baimy sleep." Open Saturday Evenings Until 9:30 o'clock New York Philadelphia Brooklyn 645-651 Broad Street Newark Two Saturday Bargains[ Extra $6 Corduroy Skirts $2.98 Exceedingly popular be cause of their jaunty French lines and their uni versal serviceability. De signed to go with the Cor duroy Waist pictured oppo site; same colors exactly. Splendid quality silky cor duroy. Go equally well with lingerie or costume waists. $3.50 Coat and Norfolk Sweaters n.49 This sale makes it false economy to wait for Feb- j ruary snows before pur- I chasing a sweater. Unusu- ^ ally fine, warm wool, knit ted with a close stitch, which makes the garment hold its shape. Smart new coat and Norfolk styles— roll collars—patch pockets. French Party Gowns FOR DANCE AND RESTAURANT WEAR Saturday’s $ pT Sale Price JL These exquisite dresses, of delicate evening materials, have made a distinct sensation in the four cities where Bedell stores are located. They are the premiers of evening dress values. THIS IS THE HANDSOMEST ASSORTMENT OF GOWNS WE HAVE EVER PRICED UNDER $25 As chaste and graceful in line as Parisian gowns which are shown at prices which only the rich can pay. Many of them are copies of imported models—all are beautifully made and trimmed. . ' Corsite Bouquets and Rhinestone Ornaments French Satin and Messaline Gowns Beautifully Modeled Crepe Meteor Gowns Delicate Chiffon Evening Dresses There is a freshness and prettiness about each individual dress in this collec tion which must be seen to be appreciated. Rich lace trimmings. $10 and $12 Smart Models $ £* Corduroy and Serge Dresses Don’t consider the price too low to b; good until you have seen these unusually dressy house and street frocks—serges, mixtures and corduroys. They are extremely serviceable, well made and thoroughly attractive in every respect. They may be alter nated with much higher-priced costumes with perfect propriety. Free Alterations L ______ DESERTED BY WIFE, ASKS ! COURT FOR HIS FREEDOM Recommendation for Divorce Granted by Special Master. Claiming that his wife had taken “eVerv stick of furniture in the place” and left him while he was on a visit to Philadelphia, John Engle horn, jr., a butcher, of 19 Avenue U lias secured a recommendation for divorce. The recommendation Is made by Alfred F. Stevens, sitting as special master in chancery. Englehorn and his wife, who was Miss Lena Kirchner, were married on March 2, 1895- They separated for the fourth and last time on Septem ber 5 1910. A month later the hus band ’ started the suit for divorce, testifying that his wife "continually nagged him for more money” and that he gave her $10 a week. The wife is now conducting a grocery and dry goods store at 416 Bank Street. The petitioner reside# at the Hotel Broad. The petitioner, who was represent ed by Edward S. Black, claimed hi# wife left him while they were living at 115 Hamburg place, and he in duced her to return after they had been living apart for two months. Other separations followed during their marital career, and on Labor Day, in 1905, the wife moved out t+ie furniture, vowing she would never live with the butcher again. HOTEL FOR MARSHALL WHILE IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, Jan. 24—Vice President-elect Thomas B. Marshall and Mrs. Marshall, it was announced today, have determined not to take a house In Washington, hut will live in a hotel during their four years’ resi dence here after March 4. Accommodations were engaged by the Vice-President-elect’s secretary, Mark Thlstlewaite, in a hotel within three blocks of the White House. The decision of Governor and Mrs. Marshall to settle down to hotel life Is taken by capital society to mean that they will not entertain much during the coming administration. BRITH ABRAHAM HAS BALL Union Bodge No. 61, Order Brlth Abraham, held a successful recep tion and dance in the New Amster dam Auditorium, Blttleton and Six teenth avenues, last night. Krlmke's orchestra gave a short concert be fore the dancing started. The hall was prettily decorated in the lodge colors. Favors were awarded to men and women In costume. 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