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THE MORNING OREGONIA2?, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1904.
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The Store Crowded With
Thousands of Bargains
That's the condition of things right now in this store a veritahle harvest time for econom
ically inclined people.
Go where you will throughout this big store, it's bargains of the best sort everywhere.
Our Great Sale
"Every Article in the Store Reduced"
Offers the grandest opportunity of the year for procuring personal, table or home needs at prices
which insure remarkable savings.
The annexed list will no doubt suggest something you need come to the store, you'll find the
pricing delightfully small.
Black and Colored Dress
Women's Tailor-Made Suits.
Women's Coats and Wraps.
Women's Muslin Underwear.
Men's Shirts and Neckwear.
Everything in Art Goods.
Handkerchiefs, Veils and
Towels and Toweling.
Sheets, Sheeting and Cases.
White and Colored Flannels.
Corsets of All Kinds.
Pictures and Calendars.
Notions of All Kinds.
All Sorts of Art Goods.
Black and Colored Silks.
Women's Cravenette Rain
coats. Women's Silk and 'Cotton Pet
ticoats. Women's and Children's Hos
iery. Men's and Boys' Sweaters.
Dress Findings and Linings.
Silk, Wool and Kid Gloves.
Battenberg Doilies and Cen
ters. Percales and Ginghams.
Blankets and Comfortables.
Music of All Kinds.
Suit Cases, Bags and Purses.
Stationery of All Kinds.
Men's and Women's Under
wear. Women's Dress and Walking
Women's and Children's Furs.
Men's Socks and Suspenders.
Women's and Child's Millin
ery. Laces, Ribbons and Neckwear.
Table Damasks and Napkins.
Silk and Cotton Umbrellas.
Curtains and Draperies.
Books for Old and Young.
Jewelry and Cut Glass.
Cushions and Pillows.
Yarns and Worsteds.
All goods bought on December 29, 30 and 31 will be charged on January account.
FUNDS FOR WAR
Peers Pass Measures
Adopted by House.
ACTION IS QUICKLY TAKEN
Celerity Never Equalled in Jap
SPECIAL HONORS FOR TOGO
Victorious Admiral Will Be Met at
the Tokio Depot and Presented
With an Address of Welcome
TOKIO, Dec. 20, (noon.) The Jap
aneHe occupied the entire fort on Rlh
lunfi: Mountain at 7:30 o'clock "Wednes
day. SPECIAL. CABLE TO THE LONDON TIMES
AND PORTLAND OR EGONIAN.
TOKIO. Dec 29. The House of Peers
yestorday unanimously passed all the
financial measures of the government In
the oxact shape that they came up from
the lower house of the Diet. Such celer
ity and unanimity on the part of both
houses is unprecedented in the history of
Japanese parliamentary procedure.
Before the session adjourned. Count
Katsura made a speech, In which he
thanked the members for their patriot
ism, and declared it to be his conviction
that when their action was communicated
to the soldiers and sailors of the nation
they would be nerved to redouble their
efforts in discharging their duties to their
Resolutions were passed by both houses
commissioning their presiding officers to
proceed to the railway station next Fri
day to meet Admiral Togo, .who is ex
pected to arrive in the city at that time.
The lower house, after a most enthu
siastic debate, unanimously voted that
the following address be presented to the
victorious home-coming naval chief:
"The enemy's licet at Port Arthur and
in adjacent waters having been destroyed,
thus relieving a portion of the blockading
fleet for duty elsewhere, we feel that it
is but proper to say that this great
achievement Is due to the unfailing pa
triotism and earnest zeal in the discharge
of their duties of the subofflcers under
your command, but -we feel that it is
certain such results could not have been
achioved unless the strategy of the com
mander of the fleet had been adapted to
the occasions that have arisen and his
leadership been unexampled in the his
tory of our nation.
"Thorefore, on the occasion of the vic
torious Admiral Togo's victorious return
the House extends Its heartiest welcome
TOGO ON THE WAY HOME.
Emperor Will Congratulate the Ad
miral in Person.
TOKIO. Dec. 28. Admiral Togo will
probably arrive today at Kure. an Im
portant station of the Japanese navy. 12
miles from Hiroshima. Accompanied by
Vice-Admiral Kamlmura and other offi
cers, Togo is expected to come to Tokio
Friday morning, when the Emperor will
receive him personally and congratulate
and thank him for his services during the
war. The New Year season has begun,
and all Japan is enjoying a holiday, con
sequently Togo's journey from Kure to
Tokio will be a continuous popular ovation.
Japan Ready to Negotiate.
TOKIO. Dec 28 (1 P. M.. The Japan
ese Government has agreed to negotiate
an arbitration treaty with the United
States. This is the result of American
Minister Griscom's representations to
Baron Komura, Minister of Foreign Af
fairs, who has notified him that his gov
ernment Is pleased to accept America's
invitation. Baron Komura further states
that Japanese Minister Takahira is fully
empowered to act with Secretary of State
Hay and frame and sign a treaty of the
kind at Washington.
Although as yet undrafted, It Is ex
pected that this instrument will be mod
eled on similar lines with a series of
treaties recently signed by President
Roosevelt and Secretary Hay, embodying
the most advanced principles of Inter
Decorated by the Mikado.
TOKIO. Dec 28 (10:30 A. M.J. The
Emperor today received In audience
and decorated Captain Zurbonson, of
the steamor Willehad, which brought
homo the Japanese refugees from Rus
RUSSIAN GENERAL KILLED.
Reports Received at Tokio From Be
TOKIO. Dec 28 (10:30 A. M.) Trust
worthy advices from Port Arthur confirm
the report that General Kondrachenko
has been killed and that General Stoessel
has been injured by falling from his horse.
General Smllnoff is also reported wound
ed. The advices- further say that the stern
of the battleship Sevastopol has sunk in
t-hallow water. Her bow Is damaged In
two places, and the steering-room gear Is
The garrison is reported to be confident
In the belief that relief will arrive before
March 1. Despite its heavy losses, Novem
ber 26. and subsequently, the garrison is
said tp be cheerful and resolved to con
tinue the struggle as long as a single sol
The army claims to have sufficient pro
visions to last until February. The navy
possesses about one month's stores.
The price of food in the beleaguered
fortress Is high. Beef Is a rouble and one
half per pound, horse meat six copecks
per pound, dog meat 25 copecks per
pound, turkeys 150 rubles apiece, yeggs 160
rubles per 100. But a few junks bearing
supplies reached the garrison the past
It Is expected that the capture of the
heights of Pigeon Bay will further curtail
the landing of supplies.
JAPANESE GUARDING RAILROADS
Communications Have Been Threat
ened by Recent Russian Raids. .
HUANSHAN. Dec. 28. Everything con
tinues quiet along the front tf the. hostile
armies. There is little known of the ad
vanco movement till Spring, when It will
be possible for both sides to throw in
strong reinforcements and recommence
the campaign in earnest. In the meantime
the chief Japanese uneasiness seems to be
with regard to their communications east
ward. They have an unusually full equipment
of narrow-gauge field railways, one of
which connects General Kurokl's base at
Shahedzl with Feng "Wang Cheng, with a
branch to Saimatsza. A supplementary
line Is being constructed connecting Liao
Yang with Haicheng. There Is an import
ant line of warehouses along the Yalu
River, and many bridges have been re
cently constructed -with care usual In field
operations. The elaborate systems have
been seriously threatened by General Ren
nenkampfTs raids southeastward.
The Japanese are fortifying their lino
of communication toward the east, which
will necessarily absorb a considerable
Watch on Russian Vessels.
SHANGHAI, Dec 2S. The Taotal has
Issued strict orders to the commanders
of the Chinese warships in the harbors of
"Woosung and Shanghai, and to the har
bormaster at Shanghai to prevent any at
tempt at escape by the Russian' war ves
sels, the cruiser Askold and the torpedo-boat-destroyer
Grozovoi. More Chinese
cruisers are on the way to Shanghai.
The Askold and the Grozvol succeeded
in reaching Shanghai after the battle be
tween the Russian and Japanese fleets oft
Port Arthur August 10, and since that
time their officers and crews have been
interned at Shanghai. A rumor from
Shanghai reached London Decombor 3
that the Askold was coaling and roplacing
her machinery preparatory to an effort to
escape and join the Russian second Pa
Sailor Counted the Shots.
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 28. A letter
from a sailor on board the Russian trans
port Kamtchatka, published here today,
describes an attack made by torpedo
boats on the Kamtchatka, preceding the
attack on the vessels of Admiral Rojest
vensky's squadron. It says the torpedo
boats circled around from 7 to 10 o'clock
at night, the Kamtchatka, he thinks, fir
ing 2A4 xhots. The sailor said he thought
one of the torpedo-boats was sunk.
The Admiralty explains that the work
progressing at the dockyards of Sebas
topol is for vessels of the Russian Second
Pacific Squadron, and not for ships of
the Black Sea Fleet.
Paralleling Circle of Forts.
TOKIO, Dec 2S. It is understood that
the Japanese dynamiting and paralleling
against the eastern section of the main
circle of forts around Port Arthur is
progressing favorably. The right wing of
the besiegers continues a heavy and ef
fective shelling of the new town, pre
paratory to operations which are nearing
completion. It is probable that the next
attack will be simultaneously directed
against the east and west faces of the
fortress in ah endeavor to divide and
weaken the resistance of the defenders.
Neutrality of Dutch Ports.
THE HAGUE, Dec 28. In connec
tion with rumors of a possible in
fringement of the neutrality of ports
in the Dutch East Indies, it is official
ly pointed out that the neutrality of
Sabang and other ports will be main
tained. Two Dutch battleships, two
cruisers and five smaller warships are
now In those waters, while ,two addi
tional vessels are ready at Nlcuwe
Diep, Holland, to reinforce them If
Have Not Reached Vladivostok.
CHBFOO, Dec 28 (11 P. M.). The per
sistent rumor which has been in circula
tion for the past two weeks that several
torpedoboat-destroyers had escaped from
Port Arthur and succeeded in reaching
Vladivostok is denied by the officers of
the British steamer Allamy, which ar
rlved here from Vladivostok today. These
officers say that the cruisers of the Vlad
ivostok squadron Rossia and Gromobol
are in good shape.
Mines in Kelung Harbor.
WASHINGTON, Dec 28. The State
Department has been officially informed
that mines have been placed in Kelung
harbors, northeast of the coa6t of For
mosa, and that shipping: has been notified.
Cruisers Hover Off Hong Kong.
HONG KONG, Dec 2S. A large Jap
anese cruiser arrived at Amoy yester
day. Two Japanese cruisers were
sighted oft Hong Kong today.
New Guns on 203-Meter Hill.
CHEFOO, Dec 28 (11 P. M.). It is
reported here that the Japanese In
front of Port Arthur have mounted two
28-centimeter guns on 203-Meter Hill.
HARD TO GET WITNESSES.
Dodge Case Will Probably Not Be De
livered for Some Time.
NEW YORK, Dec. 28. The state
ment made to District Attorney Je
rome, by Charles F. Dodge, in connec
tion with the Morris-Dodgec ase was
not presented to the grand Jury today
and it is understood tonight that all
action in the case will be deferred until
next week and perhaps longer. The
grand jury will be sworn In next Tues
day and it is expected the case will
go before It.
The District Attorney had, and still
has, strong hope of securing all the
evidence needed, but is said to be hav
ing difficulty in obtaining witnesses to
corroborate Dodge's statement.
Edward J. Bracken, the detective
who Is alleged to have been with
Dodge In Texas, and for whom an at
tachment was issued today, has not
yet been located. Mr. Jerome's staff of
detectives are said to be searching for
Warrant Out for a Detective.
NEW YORK. Dec 2S. The first official
move by District Attorney Jerome to un
cover the conspiracy and lawlessness
which he believes lie back of the long
legal fight in the Dodge-Morse case, was
made today when he swore out an attach
ment for Edward J. Bracken, a detective.
Bracken, it is alleged, was with Dodge
in New Orleans and accompanied him to
Texas. At the time the divorce of
Mrs. Clemence Dodge was first questioned
by her former husband, who alleged that
he had never been properly served with
papers in the proceeding, the legality of
Mrs. Dodge's marriage to Charles W.
Morse was placed in question by the
courts and the tangle that resulted has
never been straightened out.
The prominence of Morse In the busi
ness world and his great wealth brought
the case into unusual attention and par
ticular Interest has been Increased re
cently by the reports that Dodge had
made a confession to the District Attor
ney, implicating other persons in a con
splravy to keep him away from this state,
where he was wanted to answer a charge
that he had committed perjury in swear
ing that he was not properly served with
the divorce papers. Proceedings against
prominent lawyers before the law associa
tion have been reported to be part of the
District Attorney's programme.
The great mystery of the affair has
been the fact that Dodge, himself a poor
man, was plentifully supplied with money
while he fought extradition from Texas.
Bracken, It Is alleged, was with him much
of the time, and is believed to know
where the funds came from.
At the same time that the attachment
for Bracken "was Issued, It was given out
that Judge Cowing was sitting In the
Court of General Sessions, although all
other courts were closed, and that ho
was on the bench in order that important
action might be taken if indictments were
handed down today.
Mr. and Mrs. Morse aro in Europe, but
have announced their intention to return
soon. Dodge who is at a hotel in this
city, is in bad health and was said today
to be on the verge of collapse.
HELPLESS IN SHOALS
Unknown Steamer in Hell's
Hole Off Cape Hatteras,
FORTY-MILE GALE IS BLOWING
Life-Saving Corps, Unable to Reach
the Wrecked Vessel, Can See .
Lights Flashing Messages
for Futile Help.
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 28. Battered by
heavy seas that have been lashed to fury
by a 40-mlle gale, an unknown steamer is
helpless in Inner Diamond shoals, eight'
miles off Cape Hatteras, .tonight, and faint
lights seen now and then carry a message
to the life-saving corps on shore that there
are human lives aboard the wrecked cr.ift
that cannot be saved until the wind and
sea have calmed sufficiently to allow the
surfboats to be launched.
The observer of the United States
"Weather Bureau at Hatteras first saw' the
steamer when the fog lifted shortly before
noon today. At that time she appeared to
be in distress, and later it was seen that'
she had grounded on the Inner shoals,
known to mariners as "Hell's Hole."
The heavy seas careened the vessel on
her beam end and at 3 o'clock this after
noon she was lying on her port side with
seas washing all over her.
'j. ne gale seemed to be moderating at 8
PERIL OF THE DRUMELZIER..
Stranded in Channel Full of Floating
Ice Wind Is Rising.
NEW YORK, Dec 28. Still pounding on
the bar off Oak Island, where she struck
on Christmas morning, there Is practically
no change today in Xhe condition of Uio
steamer Drumelzler. Tonight wori vas
sent to the Sandy Hook Life-Saving Sta
tion to get ready to start for the wreck at
daylight. Captain T. Patterson will have'
charge of this crew of eight men, the
hardiest Hfe-?avcrs along the coast The
longest lifeboat at the Hook was made
ready at once, and early In the Jiornlng
will be taken in tow by a powerful tug to
where the British tramp lies stranded.
The Drumelzler lies about thres-qiar-ters
of a mile off the extreme end of Fire
Island beach. She Is almost In the chan
nel leading from the ocean Into Great
South Bay. All communication between
Oak Island and the mainland Is cut off by
the ice that fills this bay with drifting
floes, driven hither and thither with the
wind and In some places piled in huge
The position of the boat is one of great
peril. She is lying bow on toward the
shore with her stern resting on the bar,
showing about two feet above her normal
draft. As she lies the seas arc breaking
over the port side, but the westerly wind
which came up tonight shows a tendency
to beat down the high-running surf.
At 9 o'clock the wreckin'g steamer Mer
ritt was anchored about a mile from the
stranded steamer and the Merritt's surf
boat could be seen lying alongside the
Drumelzier. Whether she had taken oft
any of the steamer's crew or whether she
was .standing by as a precaution In case
the vessel went to pieces could not be de
termined from shore.
During the day the steamer showed no
signals of distress nor did she even use
her whistle, although smoke and steam
from her funnels indicated that the fires
were still going.
The revenue cutter Mohawk arrived at
Tompklnsvllle. Statcn Island, from the
vicinity of the stranded steamer Drumel
zler late tonight. Captain Toss said that
after cruising about the Drumelzler for
several hours he found it Impossible to
get nearer the stranded vessel than three
quarters of a mile.' The wTecking tug was
in that vicinity, and she remained there
after- the Mohawk left.
The crew of the Oak Island Life-Saving
Station could be distinguished on the
beach, ready to put off if the storm sub
sided. He added that although It Is blow
ing a gale tonight, the weather indica
tions were that the wind would fall Into
the westward and possibly Into the north
by daylight and that a rescue might be
possible. The Mohawk will return to the
wreck in the morning.
At midnight it was blowing a gale at
Fire Island. The wind steadily Increased
and the temperature was dropping. The
situation for those on board the Drumel
zler was not very promising.
Mail Service in Bad Shape.
CHICAGO, Dec 2S. As a result of storm
conditions, trains on nearly every railroad
entering Chicago were one to four hours
behind schedule today. tGreat difficulty
was experienced by railroad officials In
securing telegraphic reports of the move
ments of trains. "Wires were down in
many places. Points in the Northwestern
States could be reached only by circuitous
The mail service of the entire Middle
"West Is In bad condition. Transfer con
nections with a number of outbound
trains were missed. Railway mall officials
are hopeful, however, that schedules will
be resumed shortly.
Wind Did Much Damage.
PITTSBURG. Pa., Dec. 28. The severe
storm raging in the West struck this city
during the night. In the early hours to
day the wind blew 40 miles an hour, tear
ing down signs and breaking plate-glass
windows. The mercury dropped B0 de
grees since yesterday afternoon. The
wind is increasing in velocity, and it is
Tonight when the Government weather
bureau figured on the day's wind storm it
was discovered that all records since the
establishment of the bureau had been
broken. The highest velocity today was
54 miles an hour, exceeding the previous
record bj six miles. The average rate for
the day. was 40 miles. In the past 35 hours
the thermometer has fallen 40 degrees and
now stands at 9 above.
Snow Is Ten Feet Deep.
LA CROSSE. "Wis.. Dec 28. A drop In
temperature of 40 degrees followed the
blizzard which ceased at midnight. Snow
is drifted to the height of eight and ten
feet In the streets, and a large gang of
men are engaged in shoveling snow from
the street railway tracks, so traffic can
Homeless Taken to Police Station.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Dec. 23. The lowest
.temperature reached here was 3 degrees
above zero today. Practically all trains
coming Into the city were late today.
Two hundred homeless men were shel
tered In the police stations during the
night, which was bitterly cold.
Trains Move Irregularly.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec 2S. Last night's
storm caused serious trouble to railway
traffic in many districts of the "West and
Northwest Trains will not move with
any regularity until late tonight or to
Great Drop at Indianapolis.
INDHNAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 2S. Today
the mercury registered 8 degrees above
zero, a drop of 50 degrees in 24 hours.
PAPER HAS GONE UP
W.L. Davis Says the So-Called
Trust Is Not to Blame.
.NATURAL CAUSES FOR RISE
Member of General Paper Company
Says Organization Was Formed
More as a Matter of Conveni
ence Than Anything Else.
EAU CLAIRE. Wis.. Dec. 28. W. L.
Davis, of the Dells Paper & Pulp Com
pany, one of the concerns mentioned as
defendants in the application for an In
junction against the General Paper Com
pany ct al., by the Attorney-General in
the United States District Court, at St.
Paul, said today:
"The General Paper Company, of Chi
cago, was organized as a selling agency
for such paper companies as wished to
join, but it was not an Illegal combination
He said It was true that the price of
paper had gone up, but that the advance
was due to natural causes, such as an
advance of 50 per cent In the price of
pulp-wood, the Increase In the price of
fuel, labor, and to the fact that every
thing consumed In the manufacture of the
paper. JJe stated, further, that those back
of the suit based their figures on the rise
in the price of paper, on the price made
to consumers, when paper was sold at a
loss by paper manufacturers.
Mr. Davis said there were a number of
large paper manufacturers outside of the
General Paper Company; therefore, the
statement that the organization has de
stroyed competition was not true.
"We find competition enough," said he,
"and the price of paper is largely con
trolled by competition. The organization
of the General Paper Company was more
a matter of convenience than anything
else, for by the selling of the manufac
tured product through the General Paper
Company the manufacturer Is enabled to
give his entire time to the making of the
NO TYPE OF CRIMINAL BRAIN.
Idea Is Ridiculed by Columbia Uni
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 23. The annual
convention of the Americin Association
for the Advancement of Science was
formally opened today at the University
of Pennsylvania. The committee was
called to order by the president. Carroll
D. "Wrlghtj ex-Commissioner of Labor.
One of the Interesting papers of the
Liver and Kidneys
It Is highly Important that these organs
should properly perform their functions.
' When they don't, what lameness of the
Bide and back, what yellowness of the skin,
what constipation, bad taste in the mouth,
sick headache, pimples and blotches, and
loss of courage, tell the story.
The great alterative and tonic
Gives these organs vigor and tone for tfci
proper performance of their functions, and
cures all their ordinary ailments. Take It
day was that read by Dr. A. P. Spltzka,
of Columbia University, on "Brains of
Intellectual Persons, or Individuals, of
"Various Races and of Criminals." He
ridiculed the Idea that the criminal brain
was of a decided type from that of the
ordinary person. He maintained that the
classification of criminals must rest upon
the observation of each individual crim
inal, ' together with his antecedent his
tory. Speaking of the brains of the -various
races. Dr. Spltzka said eventually the
bigger and better brains will be found
on an American continent, because no
where In the world Is the mixture of the
races, chiefly the Teutonic. Celtic, Roman
and Slavonic going on so actively as
The principal feature of the evening
was the annual address of the retiring
president of the Association for the Ad
vancement of Science. Carroll D. "Wright.
Mr. Wright's subject was "Science and
Economies." He called attention to the
great change In the attitude of religion
toward science, the latter being no longer
considered a menace to the former.
BAIL FOR- NA2T PATTERSON.
West Virginia Men Offer Amount Up
NEW YORK, Dec 2S. Nan Patter
son, the former show girl, who Is In
the Tombs, prison charged with the
murder of Caesar Young, was In bet
ter spirits today than at any time since
the second Jury which heard the testi
mony In her case reported that they
were unable to agree upon a verdict.
She believed, she said, that the free
dom for which she has longed for more
than six months was about to be grant
ed. Telegrams had come to her from
"Wheeling, "W. Va., announcing that four
prominent men In that city were pre
pared to furnish bail for her in any
amount up to $50,000. If the offers from
"Wheeling have been made in good
faith, it is probable that the court will
be asked within a few days to fix the
amount of bond.
Whllo Miss Patterson would not re
veal the names of the Wheeling- men
who offer to go on her bond, dispatches
from that city say they are Charles "W.
Swisher, Secretary-of-State-elect, of
"Wheeling, and H. J. Price, a merchant;
T. A. Deveney, a lawyer, and Howard
Black, a banker of Fairmount.
Later one of Miss Patterson's coun
sel gave out what he said was the tel
egram sent her from Fairmount, "W.
Va., offering to give bail for her re
lease. The copy was as follows:
"Fairmount. W. Va., Dec. 23. 1904.
Positively cured by these
They also relieve Distress from Dyspepsia,
Indigestion and Too Hearty Eating. A per
fect remedy for Dizziness, Nausea, Drowsi
ness, Bad Taste in the Mouth, Coated Tongue
Pain in the Side, TORPID LIVER. They
Regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable.
Small Pill. Small Do.
Nan Patterson, care Tombs Prison, New
York City: We will furnish ball to the
extent of $50,000. if necessary. T. A.
Deveny, H. J. Price, Edward Stack. C. W.
Swisher, Secretary of State-elect."
Mis3 Patterson's counsel conferred
with Assistant Attorney Rand today.
Afterwards it was learned that both
sides desired delay, and It seems prob
able that Miss Patterson will not be
put on trial again for several months.
Mr. Patterson spent part of the day
with his daughter In the Tombs, and said
after leaving her he feared she was going
"She Is broken down completely." he
said. "I tell you my little girl Is a phys
ical and mental wreck. I am afraid that
her mind is giving away under this dread
ful strain. She Is w.orse than she was
when she collapsed after hearing of the
jury's disagreement. I have sent for our
Dr. Maguire was sent for later, and
after examining Miss Patterson said:
"Miss Patterson Is in a highly nervous
and even a hysterical condition, but in
my Judgment there need not be any fear
of Insanity from present indications. She
laughs a good deal, but the laughter Is
of a hysterical character rather than from
any impulse that appears like insanity.
She needs good care and constant watch
fulness and companionship. The latter,
as we all know, cannot be very well sup
plied In a prison."
, Deveny Confirms His Telegram.
FAIRMOUNT. W. Va.. Dec. 2S. T. A.
Deveny, one of the wealthiest men In this
city, confirmed the report today that he,
H. J. Price and Edward Stack, also local
business men, would furnish Nan Pat
terson bond to the extent of 550.000, If
necessary, not In order to receive noto
riety, but because they believe her" in
nocent of the crime with which she is
charged. A telegram sent Nan Patter
son at the Tombs, New York City, bore
the names of the above, and also that
of C. W. Swisher, Secretary of State.
Swisher positively declares he never
signed the telegram or even authorized
his name in any way to be used In thi3
INDEX OF THE BKAIN.
Columbia Specialist Points 'to the
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 2S. A new
theory of brain development has been
propounded by Dr. Edward Anthony Sip
itzka, of .Columbia University, before the
Association bf ' Anatomists at the Uni
versity of Pennsylvania. It Is, in ef
fect, that the mentality is not dependent
on the relative proportion of white and
gray matter, so much as upon the health
of the great bundle of fibers known as
the corpus callosum, which connect the
two sides of 'the brain.
In announcing his theory Dr. Sipitzka
exhibited the brains of more than a
dozen men who had been eminent in
science, and in each case endeavored to
show that they bore out his assertions.
"The relative importance of the white
and gray matter In the brain is often
misconstrued," he said. "Were it not for
the manifold connections of the nerve
cells In the cortex with each other, as
well as with the periphery by means of
the millions and millions of libers, which
make up the white matter, such a brain
would bc as useless as a multitude of
telephone or telegraph stations with all
Interconnecting wires destroyed.
"The corpus callosum Is an index which
places the brain of man so far over that
of the brute. When this structure Is
deficient or diseased, it Is Invariably at
tended by profound weakmindedness or
total idiocy. And tne examination of
the brains of these notable men possess
ing large capacity for doing and think
ing, shows the converse to be quite as
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NEW YORK. Dec. 28. The Earl of Suf
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Letter, and Colonel Colin Campbell and
his bride, who was Miss Nancy Leiter,
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