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TUB 8TJXDAT OSJCGOKIAX. POBTUUfD DBOKJCBER 31, 190
How.lnsurance Man Concealed
Giving of Rebates.
LETTERS AT $100 EACH
Investigating Committee Refuses to
Delay Adjournment 'to Hear cx
Scnator Hill Testify About'
. Fee From Equitable.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. The final session
of the legislative committee to investigate
life insurance was enlivened by a protest
from .David B. Hill against adjournment
without taking his evidence, on his re
tainer from the Equitable Life, and by
evidence as to the methods adopted by
Gage E. Tarbcll, vice-president of the
Equitable, in giving rebates. Mr. Tarbcll
had testified that he was opposed to re
bates. Joel G. Vancise, actuary of the Eqult
Rble Life Assurance Society, was the first
witness today. Ho has been with the so
ciety for 38 years. Answering Mr.
Hughes, he said that he was responsible
for the actuarial methods of the society.
He was asked if any of the management
interfered with him and replied:
"Henry B. Hyde attempted to make me
figure dividends declared on deferred divi
dend policies higher than I thought ad
visable. That was about 15 years ago.
I reported it to Vice-President James W.
Alexander, and he persuaded Mr. Hyde
to give way."
Mr. Vanclsc's examination was given
over to the description of the various
policies issued by the Equitable, theman
ner of computing tho dividends on the
participation business, and the method of
arriving at the estimates on the pre
miums. Tricks to Conceal Rebates.
Mr. SIck'les told of a conversation with
'Did you and Mr. Tarbcll talk about re
bating?" asked Mr. Hughes.
"Yes. we did. I understood it was not
IorhI and nuked him how it could be
done." said Mr. Sickles.
"And be told you how?"
"Mr. Tarbcll said to collect the whole
premium, and. for example. In one case,
1 remember. Jie said to then buy fivo let
ters ot Introduction from the man at $100
"And you were to use them as you saw
fit? Tear them up, for example?"
"Did you give rebates, Mr. Sickles?"
"Why. I don't think It a fair question,
"Yes, I think it is."
Chairman Armstrong was appealed to
and he said:
"This happened in 189S. so any offense is
outlawed, and you are not incriminating
Mr. Sickles then replied: "Yes, I gave
"Did you buy the letters?"
Mr. Hughes announced that Mr. Tarbell
was out of town, and, as he could not be
reached, his testimony regarding the
statements of Mr. Sickles as to rebating
eould not be taken. Mr. Hughes suggest
ed that Mr. Tarbell be permitted.. ;to sub
mit a- deposition under oath if he cared
to do so before adjournment, and Mr.
Armstrong said that this would be al
lowed. Hill Protests in Vain.
Mr. Hughes, continuing, said that coun
sel for the committee had communicated
with David B. Hill, with a view to having
him appear as a witness and testify in
relation to his $5000 retainer for the
Equitable Life Assurance Company. Mr.
Hill replied that he was too ill to do so.
Later, Mr., Hughes said, the committee
telegraphed to Mr. Hill, and he replied,
saying that he wa confined to his house
and was unable to attend. Mr. Hill re
corded a protest against the adjournment
of the committee before he had a chance
to testify, or at least without appointing
a subcommittee to take his testimony.
Mr. Hill declared that he had been ready
at any time since the appointment of the
committee to testify, and was desirous of
Mr. Armstrong said that it would be im
possible to have Mr. Hill's testimony before
the committee, as was desired. He .said
that he understood Mr. Hill was 111 at his
home, and that no motive could be at
tached to his absence. If it was in any
way practicable to get Mr. Hill's testi
mony before the committee, it would be
Another Campaign Donation.
Almost the entire afternoon was taken
up by Mr. McKeen, associate counsel of
the committee, in reading for the record
the statements of companies incorporated
in other states, but doing business in this
state, the officers of which had been asked
by the committee for a statement ot their
condition and management. Among these
statements that of the Provident Life &
Trust Company of Philadelphia declared
that in 1S96, at a. special meeting of the
board of receivers, a resolution was passed
authorizing the expenditure of $25,000 for
contributions to tho campaign for "sound
money." Of this money, $10,000 was given
to the Republican National committee.
The committee, which has been in ses
sion four months, adjourned subject to
the call of the chair, in case of an emer
gency before the Legislature assembles on
Tuesday next. After adjournment, tho
committee held an executive session.
THEIR SALARIES REDUCED.
Granniss and Gillette May Lose Their
NEW YORK, Dec 30. Among the cuts
in salaries at the Mutual Life Insurance
Company wtych have been made, but not
previously announced, says the Tribune,
are those of Robert A. Granniss, and Dr.
Walter R. Gillette, vice-presidents. Up to
a short time ago Mr. Granniss was draw
ing $0,000 year and -Dr. Gillette $40,000.
At the -demand of the Trues dale commit
tee, each has had his salary cut $10,000 a
The -resignations of Mr. Granniss and
Dr. Gillette from the Mutual board have
been rumored from time to time. The
cut in their salaries is taken as an indl
cation that they will hold their places.
although it is remembered that when the
Trueedale committee announced that the
president's salary and the salaries of vari
ous others had been cut they said also
that this docs not preclude tho acceptance
of resignations if such action should later
be considered advisable.
Jerome Not Ready to Act.
NEW .YORK. Dec 3Q. "I have said
nothing at all about insurance beyond
replying, as I have been doing for months.
that I am not yet ready to talk on that
subject," said District Attorney Jerome
yesterday, when his attention 'was called
to a report that he was planning speedy
action against several persons connected
with Insurance companies.
"That interview is an outright fake," he
added; when 'told that he was queted in
the newspapers as being ready te act. -He
denied alse having planned fer a special
grand Jury in February to investigate tat
tSfMNM-MM MMttM-S W tfl aWlC XeitJMd
Ch&rtM x. Hughes a ssuatrt in that
LAND FRAUDS GET MEN
IndlctmoHls Returned AgaJm Prom
inent People at Omaha.
OMAHA, Dec. J. If. C. Dale, ca.-h-ier
f the Stockman's Natlestal Bank
ef Ruehville, Neb.. and William C.
Sweet Governmental farmer at the Pine
Kid re Indian cphpv. wotp ta v r-
Tcsted. charged with subernatlen ef
perjury, m connection vita the lans
frauds. The defendants are alleged to
have secured fraudulent hentesteed en
tries for two of the -wealthiest cattle
men in Cherry and Sherman Counties.
They were arraigned before United
States Commissioner HoyL at Chadron
and each gave bond for to ap
pear before the Federal errand Jury.
MORE EVIDENCE ABOUT SMOOT
Senate Committee May Meet Again
WASHINGTON, Dec 30. Chairman Bur
rows, of the committee on privileges and
election, contemplates calling a meeting
of the committee for next Saturday to
consider matters which have- arisen In
connection with the investigation of the
protest against Senator Reed Smoot, of
Action will be determined by the pres
ence of a quorum of the committee. If it
appears that there are in the city nearly
all the members of the committee, a meet
ing will be held; if not, the meeting will
go over until tho week following. When
the committee held its last session to con
sider the case it was understood that all
of the evidence was in. although further
evidence was not barred, if tho committee
desired to hear other witnesses.
Tho argument of counsel have been
made, but Senator Burrows has been in
formed by ex-Secretary of tho Treasury
John G. Carlisle, who is one of the attor
neys for tho protestanta, that he would
like to make an argument in the case. It
will be for the committee to determine
whether Mr. Carlisle will be heard.
CRAWFORD GIVEN TWO YEARS
Sentence on Machcn's Partner in the
WASHINGTON, Dec 30.-W. A. G.
Crawford, convicted of conspiracy with
August W. Machem and George EL Lorenz
to defraud the United -States in connection
with a contract for supplying the Postof
ficc Department with letter-carrier's
satchels, was today sentenced to impris
onment for two years. The court did not
impose a fine. The defendant was sen
tenced upon only tho one count of the
conspiracy indictment under which ho was
convicted. His motion for a new trial
was overruled. An appeal from the ac
tion of the court overruling tho motion
for a new trial was noted, and pending
the prospects and disposal of the same,
Crawford was released on bail.
Business of New York Sub-Treasury.
VF".V TORir Tioc- SO Thii nrrllmlnarv
report of the United States Sub-Treasury
for 1903, as compared with 1904, shows the
Total receipts for 1MM, $2,030,wo,594; for
Total payments for 1904, $2,051,1S3.m6; for
Total receipts and payments for 1901,
$4,051,729,140; for 1905. $3,878,011,318.
Receipts on account of customs for 1901,
$175,713,636; for 1903. $189,745,613.
Payments on account of pensions for
1904, $75,503,134: for 1965. $74,044,917.
Payment on account of interest for
1904. $15,831,424: for 1905. $17,350,258.
Currency received from the Treasury
Department in 1904. $157,974,000: in 1903,
Currency sent to the department In 1901,
$223,517,000; in 1903. $204,661,000.
Promoted From the Ranks.
WASHINGTON, Dec 30. The President
and Secretary of War have decided to
commission as Second Lieutenants the 19
enlisted men who successfully passed ex
aminations recently and became eligible
tor appointment, tne secretary navmg
found that there will be a sufficient num
ber of vacancies by the time the next
class at West Point graduates to provide
places for the graduates.
Benson. Must Answer Indictment.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 30. Justice Wright
in the Criminal Court today overruled the
demurrer of John A. Benson to the in
dictment reported -against him. charging,
bribery in connection with the alleged
frauds affecting public lands in California.
Panama Canal Costs Money.
PANAMA, Dec 30. (Special.) The
expenditures in connection with the
Panama Canal for Ihe month of De
cember amount to $350,000 paid out
in gold and $840,000 paid in silver.
LEAFGREEN CASE CLOSES
Judge Crews Will Decide Famous
Will Contest Later.
ST. LOUIS. Dec 30. The case of Mrs.
Mary Leafgreen, who, on the ground of
having been the wife of Laclede J. How
ard, has been contesting for half of the
$500,000 estate left by the deceased brick
manufacturer, and which has occupied
11 day sessions and four night sessions in
the Probate Court, terminated shortly be
fore midnight tonight, and a decision will
be rendered later by Judge Crews.
Only one witness was placed on the
stand today. Tolnght arguments were sub
mitted by counsel on both sides, and Judge
Crews took the case under advisement.
Mrs. Leafgrecn contested on two peti
tions, the first being founded on an old
law passed prior to 18W, which provided
for a widow's allowance of sufficient
money to pay her living expenses; the
second, asking a division of the estate and
a widow's dower.
Horace H. Baldwin, a St- Louis private
detective, who was station agent at Palm
er, 111., when Mrs. Leafgrecn was married
there, testified today as to the character
istics of the man he knew as Charley
Howard in Palmer, and averred that
Thomas J. Miller, Mayor of Tumwater,
Wash., whom attorneys for the estate
claim was the man Mrs. Leafgrecn mar
ricd at Palmer, was not the man he knew.
and who married the plaintiff. A. photo
graph of Laclede J. Howard was shown
him, and he identified it as that of the
man ho knew as Charley Howard at
Big Timber Sale Made.
BEAUMONT. Tex., Dec 3ft. (Special.)
At Chicago today, Sam Park, president of
the Industrial Lumber Company, of this
city, paid to Michigan parties 9f.309.609 for
10,000 acres of long-leaf yellow pine tim
ber lands in Louisiana. The Indue trill
company has two mills near this timber
already, but will build two more, with a
total manufacturing capacity of W0,
feet per day. f
Golf Contest In Mexico.
LONDON. Dec 30. Jack White, the open
gelf champion of 18M. and Alex Herd, the
open champien ef Swe, and Andrew Xlrk
aidy, Rowland Jones and Ben Nicholas
left England today for Mexico, jn order to
participate in .the tatemational gelf tour
nament which is te take place at Mexlee
City commencing January I. "
SftYS NOT GUILTY
Midshipman Decatur Denies
STORY IS CONTRADICTED
Trial -of Scaler at Annapolis May
Bring: No Conviction From Lack
of Evidence, Though Guilt
ANNAPOLIS. Md., Dec. 39. Midshipman
Stephen Decatur. Jr charged with hazing
Midshipmen Isaac McCrary and Gaylord
Church, was arraigned before the Naval
court-martial today, and pleaded not
guilty on all specifications.
The two midshipmen of the fourth class.
Isaac N. McCrary, of Calvert, Tex., and
Gaylord Church, of Mcadville. Pa., testi
fied positively this afternoon that Mid
shipman Stephen Decatur, Jr., of Ports
mouth, N. IL, a member of the first class,
had hazed them on different occasions.
Decatur will, according to his counsel, go
on the stand on Tuesday, when the court
will again meet, and deny under oath
fivcry statement which the two under
classman made incriminating him. As
the evidence of cadi of the prosecuting
witnesses was to separate Incidents, en
tirely uncorroborated, there is a possi
bility that the evidence will be considered
insufficient to convict Mm. but the ap
parent fact will remain, should the latter
make the denial promised, that a perjurer
is wearing the uniform of a midshipman
of the United States Navy.
Decatur Pleads Not Guilty.
Young Decatur was arraigned this after
noon and pleaded not guilty to every
charge and specification. Midshipman
McCrary was then called and testified
clearly and positively that he had been
hazed by Decatur, who, he said, had pent
for him to come to Decatur a room. There
he had ordered him to stand on his head
in the closet, and he had done so until
he was exhausted, about 150 times. De
catur then compelled him to do "number
36" and then he was ordered by some one,
possibly not Decatur, he said, to perform
tho 'leaning rest. Ail of these were con
tinued until the witness could do them no
The witness showed the court the man
ner of performing the two exercises. In
"number 36" the hands were placed on
the hips and the body lowered and raised
by bending the legs outward and straight
ening them again.
In the "leaning rest" the hands and feet
were placed on the floor, with the body
rigid, and the body raised and lowered by
bending and straightening the arms.
This wan designated as No. T in the
specifications, but this was apparently a
Testimony Not Shaken.
McCrary was rigidly cross-examined.
but his story was not shaken. Finally he
said, in answer to a qu-itlon. that he
would not believe Decatur if he swore
that he had not told him to standon his
head and perform "number 16."
Midshipman Church testified that Deca
tur had ordered him to stand on his head,
but he as not so positive as McCrary,
and admitted that he might be mistaken.
These were the only witnesses for the
The rcmuinder of the session was taken
up by witnesses who testified to the good
reputation for truthfulness enjoyed by
Decatur. Those who gave this testimony
were Commander W. F. Fullam, Lieuten
ant-Commander Edward EL Capehart,
Professor H. P. Huse and Midshipmen
Lawrence S. Stewart and Charles E. Ho
ve y. .
Decatur Will Deny.
Mr. Theall. Decatur's counsel, stated
that the accused midshipman will go on
the stand Tuesday and deny every state
ment to the effect that he had hazed
cither McCrary or Church and that there
would be evidence offered tending to es
tablish an alibi.
Trenmore Coffin. Jr.. whose trial for the
alleged hazing of Midshipman J. P. Kim
b rough was concluded yesterday, was be
fore the court for a brief period and heard
the record of yesterday read and ap
proved. It is practically conceded that
Coffin has been convicted and will be dis
missed. Charges have been filed against Midship
man Worthwright Foster, of New Albany,
Ind. It is specified in his case that he
hazed Midshipman Roberts, of Jollet. I1L.
by compelling him to get under the table
while eating his supper. '
The midshipmen, particularly the first
class men. are wondering who will be
taken next- It Is freely admitted that
most of them are Involved, though less Is
now being said publicly titan at the be
ginning of the crusade.
COFFIN IS TO BE DISMISSED
Findings of Court-Martial Alone
Necessary to Insure Action.
WASHINGTON. Dec 30. Although the
papers in the case of Midshipman Tren
mor Coffin, Jr., whose trial by court-
martial on the charge of hazing, which
has just been concluded at Annapolis, will
be forwarded to the Navy Department for
execution, approval by the superintendent
of the sentence of the court is. by law.
The law of June 23. 1674, provides that
"any cadet, midshipman or cadet ensign
found guilty of hazing by said court shall.
upon recommendation of court, be dis
missed, and such finding, when approved
by the superintendent, shall be final, and
the cadet so dismissed from the Naval
Academy shall ferevtr be ineligible to re
appointment to said Naval Academy."
Attorney-General. Moody has ruled that
the law of March 3. IMC, does not contra
diet the law of 1574. Prompt action will
be taken by the Navy Department as soon
as the papers are received.
HELD HIS WIFE PRISONER
(Continued From Pf 1.)
hamper to the freight elevaior and
thrust it among trunks and grips. Nono
of the men and women in the servants'
quarter knew what was In the hamper
that was carried through the halls of the
big hotel and out into Aster Court, where
It was placed In an undertaker's wagon
and taken to the FIf th-avenue, home Mr.
Yerkes had 'never entered this house in
three years. He bad Intended never to
enter it again as long as it was the homo
of hte second wife
YERKES MAKES DONATIONS
Railway Magnate Leaves Art Collcc-
tloBH te Public Museum.
NEW YORK. Dec'38. When Charles
T. Yerkes, the capitalist, wke died yes
terday, made his will several years ago.
he announced that be bad left Ms col-
lex tien ef pictures and objects ef art and
his two heueee at Fifth avenue and
Sixty-eighth street m this cHy to the
Metropolitan Museum of Art. TMs prop,
erty is werth abeut K.9M.6I. The houses
themselves are a veritable art. museum.
J It was saM yesterday among hie friends
that tM prsv-Hoa ef Me wM rtwtahud
Amewfc'MrjYerhBa' West trsasurty pes
jumtena M a eetteetiea eC Oriental rusjs
that Is said te be the ftaeet and 'meet
ceetly m tne world even exceeding in
value and beauty the eoSeetien of the
Shan of Persia or that m the British
Museum. These race are 3t m number,
and are hung upon the walls ef a gallery
that Mr. Xerxes had built especially fer
them. Several years age be bad the de
signs called in their erifffnsi eeiers and
reduced to beok form.
The paJnUngg r comprised in a set ef
ten veiumes. ene of wWch was te remain
in the Terkes collection and the nine
ethers te be presented to the moat fa
me we museums of the world. Each rug
was copied separately and each painting
is about two feet long. Among the rugs
is the "Holy Carpet." for which Mr.
Ycrkes paid Some of the others
are represented as almost priceless
In 187 Mr. Ycrkes purchased and re
built the large mansion at Fifth avenue
And Sixty-eighth Mreet. In this he put
his collection ot paintings, said at that
time to be tho most valuable private col
lection in this coantry. He also bought
the house adjoining his in East Sixty
eighth street and made the two Into one.
The architect described the first and main
house as costing WA&X. its furnishings
$300,009 more, which, with the cost of the
lot. made the total nearly $U01&. Mr.
Ycrkes paintings at that time were
valuedsat JLKO.eCG. and have been greatly
added to since.
POLICE SCENT FAKE
GOLDSMITH HOLD-UP DOES NOT
Burke line So Gun la IIU Hand When
Clerk Fletniulajc Teolc the Money
te Reem la Iletrl.
SEATTLE. Dec 30. The Goldsmith
-hold-up continues to baffle the police
-Alter tne excitement attending the
nrst news of the affair had subsided
and the police had a chance to draw a
few deductions, it was found that the
hold-up savored strongly of a game
framed" by parties to the affair. The
checks for $2750. which Goldsmith
drew in favor of himself, and which
whs cashed by Clerk Flemminsr. of the
Lincoln Hotel, was signed by "The
blrand Theater Company, by M. Gold
smith." The other member of the
Strand Theater Company is Alex Fan-
tages, who owns a 10-cent theater
bearing his name, and is said to own
Interests In other 10-ccnt houses In
the North wesL
When the letter, which Burke Is said
to have told Goldsmith to read after
they were alone in tho room, was ex
amined, by the police today. It was
round to contain a statement In which
Burke stated that he had been robbed
of $2753 in tho Strand Theater, and this
amount, it was stated, hud to be made
sood with the peoplo for whom the
writer was working. Goldsmith says
he never saw Burke before they began
to argue on tho sale of a third Interest
in the StranJ. He insists that the hold
up Is bona fide and says that while
the check was drawn on the Strand
Theater Company he does not Intend
that Pantagcs shall pay one cent of
Chief ot Police Delaney believes that
the whole affair Is shady and although
he could not break down Goldsmith In
a lotng talk held nt headquarters to
night, he will continue his Investiga
tion tomorrow and hopes to find some
thing definite The chier also had long
talks with Cohen, who was with Gold
smith at the hotel, and with Pantages.
Both believe the hold-up on the square,
and profess to be as much mystified as
The one strong point which makes
the police believe that there was a
"frame up" is the statement of Clerk
Flemmlng, which Is that when he took
the money to the room Burke had no
gun in has hand, which would have
given Goldsmith an opportunity to
make a fight. Goldsmith says that
Burke never had him uncovered for an
instant during the time they were In
the room. No trace of Burke has been
found, nor do the police believe ono
COMMISSION HAS A BALANCE
Statement Declares Exposition of
Great Benefit to Washington.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Dec . (Special.)
The Washington Commission to the Lewis
and Clark Exposition formally closed up
all its books today, and the members left
for home after the last meeting the mem
bers will hold. Monday the appointments
expire The commission will soon issue a
pamphlet explaining the work and Its cost.
Chairman J. J. Smith tonight gave out
a statement testifying to the great benefit
of the Exposition and giving this financial
Old Lewis and Clark Commission. .$ 1.000.50
expenses or present commission.. l.i-ts.TS
Miscellaneous expense 2.SC0.30
social department 7X70
Assistant secretary ornce J,5CX$7
Office, tclcsraoh and mall
An ana scenery K.S0
Construction state buildlnir 31.7fft.vi
Maintenance state building 9.4C5.0)
Horticulture .-. 6.753.73
uncs ana metallurgy 3.33XK)
Msh and game 2,o3).S0
Moving pictures 23X3)
Livestock and dairy- R10.I0
County exhibits 3.432.32
acn on nana
Cash balance in Executive Com
missioner's hands S 477.7?
Balance in state treasury S.234.CT
Bills receivable 253.53
Total cash on hand $ 9.CCS.17
MAY FIX SIXTY PER CENT
Washington Tar Commission Re
cedes From Advanced Stand.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. Dec 30. (Special.)
The convention of Assessors of the state.
which will be held in Olympla January
15. will be urged by the State Tax Com
mission to adopt a resolution providing
tnat in each county the same percentage
of the true valuation shall be followed In
tho aspefisHient of all classes of property.
The Sate Tax Commission will. It is
understood, express a preference for 69
per cent, bavlng. for the time being.
abandoned the campaign for a full valua
tion started during the appearance of the
Assessors before the State Board of
Equalization last September.
Tho term property is Intended to In
elude moneys on deposit, and every other
class or 'personal property having a fixed
and definite value. Under the uniform
60 per cent assessment plan the man who
had on deposit $K03 would have It as
scssed as though It were only $$00. and
the value on a $100) tract of real estate
would be put In at 1969 likewise
Great Seizure of Arms.
SCHULAVKA. Russia, Dec 39. The
Inquisitions made here have resulted
In the seizure of a large quantity of
arms and explosives. Seventy-eight ar
rests were made
Forces Railroad 3Icn to Work.
BARANOVITCIH. Russia, Dec 39.
Governer-Genera! OrleIC has precmimed
martini law here and has cemeQed the
rahreed men te resumt werk.
PRINTERS TO WAR
Employers Will Not Grant the
INSIST ON OPEN SHOPS
Union Has Bit; Strike Fund; and
AVI 11 Contest to Bitter End.
AVill Picket Plants in
Spite of Protest,
NEW YORK. Dec 30. Spec!al.)-Bs-
tween 10CO and 1300 union printers, mem
bers of Typographical Union No. S ("Big
Six") will refuse to return to work on
Tuesday, and tho biggest fight for su
premacy in the history of the city will be
on between a labor union and an A5SOO fe
tlon of employers. The Typethetae of
New York, composed of nearly all the big
printing establishments, has refused to
recognize the eight-hour day. insisted on
by the International Typographical Union,
and the printers havo not been slow to
accept the challenge.
Acting under orders from the union, tho
printers will decline to return to work
Tuesday, and the employers will be com
pelled to opcrato their places with non
union men. This they say they will be
able to do, but tho union claims there are
not enough competent nonunioniats to op-
crate one-fifth of the places in tho city.
"Big Six" has an Immense strike fund.
and will be well ablo to take care of all
of Its men financially.
The Typothetae Issued the statement
that "Typographical Union No. 6 and the
Typothetae of the city have disagreed,
and for several months the Typothetae
has been laying plans to run their estab
lishments as open shops. The union claims
that a very large number of plants have.
agreed to their demands; but it should be
pointed out that tho proprietors of the
offices that have accepted the union's new
scale, have done so with the understand
ing that It the Typothetae wins they are
to go back to the old conditions.
Union Will Keep "Word.
"The Typographical Union No. 6 has a
high reputation for keeping its word, and
the union itself Is made up of intelligent
men. The Typothetae does not apprehend
any violence or interference with their
business. All that members of the Typoth
etae desire Is that new men whom they
bring in shall be left alone. There are
thousands of nonunion printers in the
country eager for the chance to work for
the wages offered In New York, where
the highest scale is paid. Incidentally,
enough men have been engaged to do the
work after the 1st of January to operate
fully all the plants. There will be no
trouble, so long as the union does not at
tempt to Interfere with the new men, and
while the men and while the Typothetae
have no difficulty. It has made the most
careful and thorough plans to guard
against lawlessness or interference with
the rights of the master printers. Law
yers have been retained and stand ready
to prosecute all cases under the numerous
orders of court that protect all employers.
Arrangements have been made to pho
tograph printers, and should there be any
violence a photograph will be used by the
lawyers as ample and direct evidence
against, the men concerned in any illegal
practice. The new men will also be pro
tected by guards to prevent any possible
temptation on the part of the irresponsible
strikers to meddle with the new employes.
mere wm oe no locxout on our part at
Printers Will SayXothin.
When a codv of this manifesto was
shown to the leadlnz- members of "Rlr
Six" tonight, they said that If the employ
ers tnougnt that by threatening their
members with imprisonment they would
force them to return to work thit u-pm.
decidedly in the wrong. From another
source, it was learned that thr tmfnn win
Dlckct Dlants where the strike or Wlrmif
is in progress, it is argued that a photo-
KraDn is naraiv letral evidence, and Ir ta
a iso arcuea tnat there is ahsnintoiv nn
way a picket can be held responsible for
injuries mulcted on any one The mem
bers have said that violence In no form
will be tolerated. "BItr Six" has all th
money It wants, and Is tonight receiving
assurances ot support from all parts ot
tne country. It has the backing of the
American Federation of Labor, and win
pay strike benefits from the start to all
WILIj FEED STRIKEBREAKERS
Employers Plan Long Siege in New
York Printers "War.
NEW YORK. Dec 30. Preparations
for the fight which is expected to be
gin next Tuesday between the em
ploying printers of New York and tho
union compositors went rapidly for
ward today and it Is declared by both
sides that there will be no conces
sions. The employing printers have
opened headquarters down town, where
they have made arrangements to house
and feed the out-of-town printers who
may be brought here to take the place
of the strikers.
In practically every book and job-
printing shop In New York was posted
n notice today that the shops would
be conducted, beginning on January
2. on a nine-hour-day schedule, and
it the present scale of wages.
All the members of the Typogranh
leal Union in this city paid a 10 per
cent assessment on their week's wages
today in aid of the proposed strike,
and It is said the fund thus far gath
ered by the "Big Six" is the largest
the union has ever possessed.
IIOUSESMITHS WILL STRIKE
Demonstration Planned to Stop the
Building- In New York.
NEW YORK. Dec 3D. Following a
vote taken in all locals of the House-
smiths and Brldgcmen's Union today, a
general strike was ordered to go Into
effect Tuesday. It Is said that about 4000
men will refuse to go to work, and If the
strike continues It Is estimated that from
50.900 to 75.CO) other mechanics will be
forced to cease work before the end of
Nine Hours and Beer for Brewers.
CINCINNATI. O.. Dflf, 30. The em
ploycs of nearly -40 breweries of this
city who demanded an eight-hour day
have been granted free ocor and nine
WILL SERVE LIFE TERM
Stella Brcnnan Is Sentenced and
Shows No Emotion.
MINNEAPOLIS. Dec. 39. (Special.)
Mrs. Stella Brcnnan. of this city.
was convicted today of the murder of
her 14-year-old step-daughter. Eliza
beth Brennan. She will be sentenced
next Tuesday morning to serve a life
term In tba Mntteatmry. TTHh the
nerve that enabled hec te murder ise
innocent oblldrea while they stent, te
sfeeet a feurth through the face, the
te lnnlet an. ugly wound ioon herseif,
still unshaken, Mrs. Brennan. walked
late court irhen the Jury cme is. Her
long, black veil was over her face, but
she showed the least excitement f
any person. In the crowded room.
when the clerk read the verdict
Mrs. Brennan. raised her veil and net a
muscle of her face changed. Not until
the jury had pulled did the convicted
murderess show a sign of buffering.
Then the tears that had gathered in
her eyes brimmed over. Tvto 'years
and a half ago the Brennans Xera mar-
nea m unicago. The woman was tnen
a dentist's attendant- Brennan was
a carpenter. They lived in Minne
apolis eight months.
BOY KILLS FOR SISTER
Slioots Lover In a Quarrel and Flees
TERRE HAUTE. Ind.. Dec 30.
(Special.) Frank Hall, 18 years old.
shot and killed Claude Brown, aged
23. this afternoon. Hall met Brown as
the latter was coming home to dinner.
The two men quarreled and Brow'n
struck Hall. The latter drew a re
volver and fired. The first shot went
wild and Hall grabbed his victim
around the neck, placed the gun to
his head and fired, killing Brown In
stantly. The cause was a love affair
over Brown's sister. The girl's family
objected to Hall and her brother had
tried several times to break up the
friendship between the couple
fter the shooting Hall telephoned
the police headquarters that he was
on his way to surrender, but ho fled
to tho country where the Sheriff and
posse are now hunting him. Brown
has borne a good reputation hercofore.
but Hall has been In trouble several
TRAMP ACROSS CONTINENT
Santa Monica Man Arrives at Los
Angeles on Home Stretch.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Dec 30 Van R.
Wilcox arrived In Los Angeles yester
day on the home stretch of his tramp
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, hav
ing walked Just 155 days since leaving
New York. He will finish his trans
continental walk at Santa Monica to
day. In the course of his tramp across
the continent Wilcox has already
walked 3667 miles, or an average of a
little more than 22 miles a day.
What Is Imperialism?
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. (Special.)
There Is warrant for the statement that
the Santo Domingo discussion in the
Senate to be begun shortly will take on
the character of a srenerat Inaulrv into
what some leaders term American im
perialistic tendency and experiments. It
Is pointed out that thl3 government now
has several different sorts of protector
ates. Those Include Hawaii, Porto Rico.
Cuba, the Philippines, the Panama Canal
zone, and the relations with Santo Do
mingo which may or may not become
permanent Everyone of these cases is
different from the others. Each is Justi
fied on the ground peculiar to Itself.
But whether as a whole the series of
experiments has been profitable to the
United States and beneficial to the de
pendencies concerned. Is to be debatiM
in detail. The cost to the Government
is the main point of discussion. The
claim will be strongly pressed too that
American commercial Interests have en
Joyed no compensating benefits from our
relations with what was once regarded
as possible markets.
It is contended by many opponents of
the Santo Domingo treaty that the
United States is too generous in its
Beavers and Green Trials Near.
WASHINGTON. Dec 30.-(SpecialV-
The Government Is preparing for the trial
about the middle ot January of George
W. Beaverm. of Brooklyn, formerly su
perintendent ot the division of salaries
and allowances of the Postofflce Depart
ment, on a charge of conspiracy and
bribery with ex-Senator George E. Green,
of Binghamton. N. Y., In connection with
the purchase by the department of Bundy
time clocks. Beavers Is still striving to
secure a scheme whereby he can escape
with light sentence by entering a plea of
guilty. The Green case will likely be next
Folk Gives Robbers Joy.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Dec. .-(Special.)
Governor Folk today issued New
Year's pardons to William Hathaway,
Herbert Donovan and Charles Cook, par
ticipants in the hold-up on the Burlington
near St. Joseph in 1S99. There were five
boys In the gang, the youngest 15, and
the eldest 21 years old. The two younger
boys received one-year sentences and the
others ten. The latter would have com
pleted their sentences in about three
months. The young train robbers received
no booty at the robbery.
Boston Wishes Old Ironsides.
BOSTON, Dec 30.-At City Hall yester
day 1KO persons signed a petition to save
the old jhlp Constitution from being U3ed
as a target, as was suggested by Secre
tary of the Navy Bonaparte in his annual
report. Among the signers was Mrs. Su
san L. Clark, of Charlestown, who is a
daughter of Thomas C. Byron, the lifer
on the Constitution during tho famous
battle with the British ship Gucrrlere."
Ridgcly Takes a Bride.
WASHINGTON. Dec 30. William Bar
rett Rldgely. Controller of the Currency.
and Miss A. Deering were married this
afternoon at St. John's Church. After
a visit of two months to the West Indies
and Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Ridgely will
return to Washington.
Admiral Ttitcr Ordered Home.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. Rear-Admiral
RIter has been' detached from duty In
command of the Philippine squadron of
the Asiatic fleet. Rainbow flagship, and
ordered to this city.
This is one reisen wky Ayers Cherry
Pectoral Is so valuable la consump
tion. It stops the wear tad tear of
useless coughing. But it does more
it controls the inflammation, quiets
the fever, soothes, hsak. Ask your
doctor abeut it, and do as he says.
Ayr's Cherry Pectoral has been a regular
lif e preserver to sm. lteresgktnte through
& MTere attack ef paeemeaia, and I feel
that I ewemyllfete luweaderfal earatiTe
reeerties.n' -'William H. Tkcitt, IVawx
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WILL NOT CONFIRM TALE OF HIS
HK -te., Leave Financial "Werld In
Shert Time fer Merited
Rest and Peace
ST PAUL. Minn.. Dec. 30. (SoeciaL
It is Impossible to get confirmation
of the repert that J. J. Hill will retire
on Monday. The story Is that he will
resign all but the financial work of the
Great Northern Railroad to his son.
Louis. Indeed he has publicly so stated.
but he refuses to be Interviewed, pre
ferring to say that the rumor Is the
annual stereotyped one which has been
put forth for years.
"At 69 years of -age he -says. "I
might be expected to enjoy life as
best? suits my tastes, and expect soon
to be able to go where I may and spend
the time as I please. When one gets.
Involved in financial affairs it is no
small matter to get disentangled. This
has been my fix for many years of late.
In the early yeara these matters were
easily handled, but of late the difficul
ties have become numerous. However,
I hope they will soon be adjusted so
that I may take the long-promised
JACK O'BRIEN ADVERTISES
Says He Lost Diamond and Much
Cash on Train.
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 30.-(Spccial.)
Jack O'Brien, tho new champion pugilist
who arrived home from San Francisco,
whero ho defeated Bob Fltzslmmons, re
ported that while en route to this city
he was robbed ot a diamond stud valued
atSOO, a draft for $2300, part of his share
of the purse in the late fight, and $200
In cash. O'Brien says the robbery oc
curred on a sleeper between Pittsburg
and this city. He did not discover his loas
until he awoke. The diamond, money
and draft were in a wallet in O'Brien's
pocket, and he thinks some of the new
friends- he made on the train saw him
put them in his trousers pocket when
ho retired. Pennsylvania Railroad detec
tives are working on tho case.
Flee From Storm-Tossed Nation.
NEW YORK, Dec 30. WagM Safonoff.
director of the Moscow Conservatory of
Music, and Baron Defcrscn, of Russia,
arrived in this city today on the' steamer
Celtic from Liverpool. Tho Baron is here
to wait until affairs in Russia quiet down.
He declared that he and many others ot
the aristocracy left St. Petersburg in an
armed train three weeks ago. Hp. ilso
gave as his opinion that all the "aris
tocracy are loyal to the Czar.
Young Roosevelt Shoots Dog.
RICHMOND. Va., Dec 30. The Presi
dent, accompanied by a number of gen
tlemen, went on a hunt today and bagged
considerable game, showing himself a
crack shot. His expertness in wing
shooting surprised the company. Theo
dore, Jr., accidentally wounded one of the
Burglars Crack Full Safe.
IROQUOIS. 111., Dec. 30. Early to
day burglars wrecked the safe in the
prjvate banking Institution of Stickly.
Wray & Co.. and escaped with $600,
after exchanging shots with Jameas
Whlteman, the first person to appear
on the scene. ?o one was hurt.
A Bad Stomach
Lessens the usefulness and mars the hap
piness of life.
It's a weak stomach, a stomach that can
not properly perform its functions.
Among: its symptoms are distress after
eating, nausea between meals, heartburn,
belching:, vomiting, flatulence and nervous
Cures a bad stomach, indigestion and dys
pepsia, and the core is permanent.
Accept no substitute
' How would it do for youj
grocer to sell poor stuff or deal
stuff as ,he sells Schilling'
In Sozodont Tooth Paste are
combined the antiseptic, alkaline
Liquid and the smoothness
of Sozodont Powder. Will not
harden in the tube or decom
pose. Is positively free from
acid and grit. Will not tarnish,
or scratch the enamel or gold
wark 9t the teeth. Sold in col
lapasMa takes at alL stores.
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Hkl tiery fer Jht children,
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