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>i$sm% *?•• ^* -v>^ ) BLACK RlVEft -DEMOGBAT • J -A ' .^- • C <w-' .^AtfSJES PR6- MH> NEW JE8- jN ON TRUSTS., BARRED • &$*(peS-\ Stock Would Be Pro- *d fend Merger* Allowed Only • Rwtrlcteei Way—Legislature \ Pasft the Wlleon Programme. r i on,-K. J., Jan. 21.- m. in the State -With tfie Senate of crjh'^dministration anti trust I'd work undertaken by Gov. jjn of redeeming Nw Jersey from i rge of being a. tEust-rjadefl? v #»j v hbme oftrusts;', w.as .jjev ... \& bitts. ./frereJtttragy&iiS&y * It i - J.\ ^avren JJavis^a^raftlem, r*hK 0 mopraiie leader iii' the |enate. 1 -v\ptf|drawn at Oov. Wilson's *p& lit s, by XSiallcellor Edwin R, Walker !n d v Judge B,ennet Vansyckle. iii sed, these bills will strike the |fce.i\ st Blow yet delivered at price i fc n£| only in New Jersey, bat j in \1 trTe. in the United States. 11 t they will pass is not doubted, 1 h houses are overwhelmingly i i itic. That there will be a $%i 1 is by no means impossible, < o . -Wilson has no doubt of the lit i 0 ssfige orKie- measures. JHi^_4even hills which Woodrow * 1 n President-elect, caused to be mi i l ed to prevent monopolies and *>nr >u je competition, are as fol- i J J loviding for imprisonment not p t n ig three\ years and a fine-of *1 lor corporations, firms or per- , Ji _ lift, may seek to limit produc- *i i (1 increase prices; or prevent cm i ition in manufacturing, trans- jrr li a or selling any commodity,; or -_ nx .prices of commodities, or make any secret agreements with such an aim i in view. Guilt is made personal Jn the'se words: ~-*W$$ ^Y?£'*fl insorporated com- 1 '*\\\\*'\^ij^e. guilty of the.yiola- f'.the provisions of ^offense shall be iS^lio, that of the in- *,•«,&••-.•- such corpora- ?!!^t:^fe : tfoihg any such itsv'atitf on conviction .shailM punished ac- '*i — iorporatiohs shall lOtitlous values of iake \a fair, bona *••*• aisdemeaor? punish frirnprisonment, to or- witli intent. to any project % 'in- ; restraint of trade jpr.'&iquiflng^'fli^ojioly.\ V * .- 4i.'J 5 feov,idlngfljtof J, the repealing of the present lawau^iorizing-froldihg com- panies. - • •' \ •_»i*JL ProliiBJthiB misrged cqMpanies consent of the !)!sipn be ob- e corporations POINCAIRE IS PRESIDENT „ 6 M,! ro a d ^that'thj want to merge. i iMHlB||i'r'ii\\'TTMi~l'M J iliim by cor- porations in prices of conx«7*\iities in different communities, except for a proper allowance for cost of transpor- tation and other similar charges. WIFE DESERTION INCREASING Judge Lindsay Sees Epidemic in the Number of Dependent Children. Election of \People's Candidate\ on Second Ballot Stirs France—Was Near Duel With Clemenceau. Paris, Jan. 18.—Raymond Poincare, Premier of the Cabinet, was elected President of the French Republic on Ihe second ballot, receiving 483 votes out of a total of 848, while his nearest opponent, Jules Pams, recently Min- istgr .af.Agriculture, had 296 votes. \The Scenes which accompanied the election- were among the most turbu- jj§nj> in -the history of Presidential elections in the Third Republic. The c'Op^&st excited more interest than any election since- that in which Sadi Car- pet defeated Jules Ferry. .. • President-elect Poincare takes office on \February 17 for a term of seven years^ His salary and expense money, paid in advance, amount to $240,000 a year. Raymond Poincare was born on Au- gust 20, 1860, 'at the famous old town of Bar-le^Duc in the Meuse depart- ment. His father was an inspector of the bridges and roads department of the public service. $10,000 FIR BURNED FACE Woman Treated With X-Ray the Doctor for $25,000 Damage. Sued FREEDOM MAY END IF SCHIFF'S VALET REPEATS ACCUSATIONS OR APPEARS ON STAGE. GETS NEW START IN LIFE \Pardon an Act of Substantial Jus- tice,\ the Governor Declares—No Opposition by the Schlff Family— Former Convict Goes to Minnesota. THINGS BRANDT CANNOT DO The terms of the pardon grant- ed to Foulke E. Brandt provide: He must not appear upon the stage. He must not write a history of his case. He must not discuss his expe- riences in public for pay. He must not seek notoriety in- any wzty. Chicago, Jan. 20.—A verdict for $10,000 damages was given Mrs. Gus- sie Hughes, 3852 Blmwood avenue, 'a'g8£«nftr'%K»-ciyae' TV.- .9rw<.v&F--%^42,&' Sheridan road, in Judge Goodwin's | court. Mrs. Hughes alleged her face was disfigured by burns received in X. ray treatment given by Dr. Swank. She asked $25,000. George C. Guthrie, attorney for Mrs. Hughes, said: \Mrs. Hughes had a small mole on the left side of her cheek. She went to Dr. Swank. He used an X-ray with- out using the mask to protect the rest of the skin. As' a result the side of her face is covered with a large burn scar and her sight is impaired.\ Denver, Jan. 20.—Judge Lindsay of the Juvenile Court says.that the in- crease of dependent children every- where is appalling and that men are deserting their families all over the world. \Good work of the Juvenile Court has reducd the delinquency roll,\ said Judge Lindsay, \and I.,claim the de- pendents have increased by reason of the conduct of their fathers.\ \Men who have no regard for their marriage vows,\ he continued, \seem to be increasing daily. The complaints are appalling, but I wish to say\ right here that the men of Colorado are no •worse than the men of other States. There is an epidemic of men desert- ing their families all over the world.\ PASSES ROCKEFELLER BILL Houae Approves $100,000,000 Foun- dation— Senate's Assent ' is Certain. |i'.-;. . Washington, Jan. 21.—The advo- ,J -cates of the $100,000,000 Rockefeller foundation won a substantial victory •when the House of Representatives passed the bill of Congressman Peters of\ Massachusetts providing for the in $oration of the Foundation. To ob- tain this action it was necessary to suspend the rules of the House, an operation that required a two-thirds affirmative vote. The motion to do BO \w&& carried by 152 to 65. The measure now goes to the Sen- ate and the indications are that it •will be passed by that body and be- some a law before the -adjournment of this Congress. PARCELPOST BEATS EXPRESS Adams Agent in JVjeadville, Pa-> In- structed to Close Up Business—f American Express Competes. -\\- w. ,>•-,' Pittsburgh, Jan, 18,—Adams Express Company haa Instructed its agent at Meadville to dispose of all his business and close the office. The parcel post, it ifi said, is responsible, although the . company denies this. The Meadville agent says it is be- cause the Northwestern Traction Com- ' jjftny recently permitted the American lExpress io open an office in its tep* jjfiin&l. Heretofore the Adams and the *$Nll8 Fargo have controlled an ex- psess lJUSiiiess in Meadville that ag. jgrogated close to $100,000 annually. \ Tfa# Adams Express Company ran ttftfetf vmgam in Meadville. During .fia last week-it had bean running only on©-wagon. NO DAAGER OF COAL FAMINE Mild Weather Cuts the Demand and Enables the Dealers to Fill Bins. Philadelphia, Jan. 20.—All danger of a coal famine has been dissipated by the mild weather of the past two monthd, according to both independ- ent operators and the coal carrying railroads. While there is not a large supply of coal at the mines and the operators have been unable to store any large quantity, they say they have been able to fill all orders and now the yards of the retail dealers throughout the country are almost ful'.. WILSON'S NEPHEW WINS Keen Social Rivalry in Washington Ends When President-Elect Ac- cepts Howe's invitation Washington, Jan. 21.—It has be- come known -that Mr. and Mrs. Wil- son Howe, nephew and niece of Presi- dent-elect Wilson, have won out in the keen rivalry exhibited by Wash- ingtonians to become the ante-inaugu- ration hosts of t>\> Presidential family. Accepting the Wilson Howe invita- tion to be their house guests for the three days before they enter the White House, the Wilsons have been obliged to decline invitations from President Taft and many social lead- ers. President-ele. t Wilson and his fam- ily will come to Washington about March 1 and will stay quietly with their relatives. The President-elect will leave the Howe residence on the morning of March 4 and go to the White House to join President Taft in the historic ride down Pennsylvania avenue to the Capitol. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 18.—After pub- licly retracting the slanderous state- ments on which his earlier applica- tions for mercy had been made, and after publicly expressing contrition for having made them, Foulke Engle Brandt, former valet of Mortimer L. Schlff, whom Judge Rosalsky of the Court of General Sessions, New York City, sent to prison for thirty years in 1907 for burglary in the first de- gree, committed in the home of his former employer, was set free by the Governor. He has served about six years of his long term. Brandt's freedom, however, is con- ditional. He jumped at conditions im- posed by the Governor. They were Incorporated in the formal pardon, which was handed to him at the close of one of the most dramatic hearings ever had in the Executive Chamber at the Capitol. Here are the conditions: \Upon the application for this par- don, Foulke Engle Brandt, as a condi- tion of securing this pardon, solemnly promised the Governor that he would not appear in public upon the stage or otherwise in connection with this case, or seek to gain notoriety by writing the history thereof, or by dis- cussing it in public for pay or other- wise. \He also assured the Governor that whatever statement he had made in writing, or otherwise, reflecting upon the eharacter of any person connected with the case was absolutely false, and as a further condition of securing the pardon has promised not to repeat these assertions. \A violation of either of these prom- ises will be regarded as sufficient to revoke this pardon and cause him to be remanded to prison.\ \Brandt is not a martyr,\ said the Governor. \As an Individual he is entjtled..to.!ittle..considerfi.ti.r>n I have no* sympathy for Brandt, but I have great regard for the due administra- tion of justice.\ Brandt when he left the Executive Chamber did so as the ward of United States Senator Knute Nelson of Min- nesota, who in a sense has accepted responsibility for his future conduct. They went to New York together. Senator Nelson announced before he left that he would send Brandt out to Minnesota, where employment and a home are awaiting him. Forty-two of the largest Swedish societies in New York and vicinity, representing a total of over 200,000 Scandinavians, asked a pardon for Brandt. OHIO FLOODS HURT CROPS Causing the Worst Damage to Farms Since 1884—Livestock Destroyed. Golconda, 111., Jan. 20.—The rise of the Ohio River is causing the most damage to livestock and crops since the flood of ioo4, according to reports received here. Thousands of bushels of corn and many head of hogs and cattle have been destroyed. CORNERED, A SUICIDE Resisting Arrest, Lumberjack Kills Constable and Afterward Himself. ALLIES MUST TILL FIELDS Soldiers Are Kept in the Ranks and the Crops Are Neglected in Bulgaria and Servia. a**?: 5 .'\ London, Jan. 21.—It is stated that Premier GueshofC of Bulgaria has telegraphed the Bulgarian delegates here empowering them if the pros- pects of peace vanish to telegraph di- rect to General Savoff, the Bulgarian commander-in-chief of the Tchatalja litieg, instructing him t o resume the war without consulting Sofia. Apart from the expense of keeping her armies in the field Bulgaria and Servia must release their soldiers sooil to tHl the fields or- starve owing to a failura ol the crops. •;X Passadaumkeag, Me., Jan. 20.—Har- ry Robertson, a lumberjack, shot and killed Constable Maurice D. Bean. Several hours later he committed sui- cide when he was cornered by a posse after a fifteen-mile chase through heavily wooded country. Rob- ertson killed Bean as the constable was attempting to arrest him on a charge of forging orders for camp supplies. LOW PRICE FOR SEAT Letest Sale $51,000, the Lowest Price Since 1908—The Price at That Time Was $63,000. New York, Jan. 18.—The sale of a Stock Exchange seat has been made at $51,000, which is the lowest price recorded since 1908. The last pre- vious sale was at $53,500. The price had dropped from $55,000, paid sev- eral weeks ago. In the last of November the price of a seat was $63,000. The last seat posted for transfer was that of Dray- ton Burrill to Arthur M; Peck. TiiASING HUSBAND FATAL Woman Hides In Trunk—Dies from. Suffocation—Discovered After Three Days' Search. Amesbury, Mass., Jan. 18.—To tease her husband Mrs. Alphone Victorine concealed hersdlf in a trunk as she heard hinj^gntex. the house last Tues- day. As the cover dropped over her the bolt of the old-fashioned lock slipped into its place and in a few hours the woman was dead from sufc focation. FORGER GETS EIGHT YEARS Hatt, Albany Lawyer, Embezzled from New York Lace Importers—Pleads Guilty to Two Charges. SUFFRAGE TO SUIT WOMEN. ! Governor Says They May Have Kind of Legislation They Want. Governor Sulzer and Majority Lead- er Wagner of the Senate assured the advocates of votes for women that they could have any sort of woman suffrage legislation they wanted. Those assurances followed the request of Mrs. Joseph P. Gavit, of A.i^ny, who is looking after the suffrage in- terests in Albany, that a clause re- quiring that \a citizen by manage\ should have been a resident of the United States for five years be insert- ed in the bill already introduced. A similar clause Was stricken from the measure when it was reported favor- ably by the Senate Judiciary Commit- tee recently, but the point was raised that the bill, with that provision omit- ted, would, give jnore privileges to for- eign-born women lhan to men. The Governor told Mrs. Gavit that, accord- ing to his interpretation of the Fed- eral laws, a foreign-born woman be- came a citizen as soon as she was married to an American. Attorney- General Carmody\expressed -the same opinion. The Governor,-in addition, said the Legislature Could make any provision it desired governing the right of women to vote. He, however, told Mrs. Gavit that the women ought not to take his judgment, but should try to get the best constitutional amendment they could. Women the Beneficiaries. \Any kind that is satisfactory to the women generally,\ he said, \will be agreeable to me.\ Mrs. Gavit then left the proposed amendment with Senator Wagner, with the request that any action on it be deferred until she had consulted suffrage leaders in New York City. As the bill stands, no re- stricting qualification for voters is recommended, except that \he or she\ be a citizen. In that form it is on the legislative calendars for considera- tion in the Assembly and in the Sen- ate. If the proposed \five-year\ clause is incorporated, delay in taking the suffrage question before the Legisla- ture will result. Alfred B. Smith, Speaker of the Assembly, said he was in favor of considering the bill in its present form and having the Federal naturalization laws amended later if it were shown that foreign-born wom- en would be beneficiaries of privileges not extended to men. He pointed out that the naturalization laws were drafted years beforfi. woman's suffrage was conte^ipTa^^and, that the Fed- eral laws.\TSliou!lS.^S'amended to mee*t' the conditions that' are enfronting them. Asks More Rate Control. The Public Service Commission, 2nd District, in its annual report to the Legislature,' recommended repassage of the bill vetoed by Governor Dix last year, \without stated and specific rea- sons therefor,\ to empower the com- mission to suspend increases in rail- road rates pending investigation as to the reasonableness of such advances. The Inter-State ' Commerce Commis- sion has similar power. \As the law now stands,\ the report ran, \no in- vestigation of increased railroad- rates in this State can be even undertaken until those rates have become effect- ive.\ The commission pointed out \that if this amendment, had been in force a great many passenger rates could have been treated in a compre- hensive way. The New York Cen- tral's and the NJw York, New Haven & Hartford's increased commutation rates could not fiWe become effective withou tthe sanction of the commis- sion. Not having authority to suspend such increased'commutation rates, af- fecting thousands of passengers to and from New York City, the commission has been obliged to await the slow processes of presentation both by car- riers and the -complainants, and only now, after several years, is it in a position to decide those cases.\ To Protect Shipper. Recommendation also was made that the law be amended to authorize the commission to protect a shipper in a case where the agent of a rail- road quoted an erroneous rate and the shipment had moved on an under-rat« quotation, resulting ia damage to the shipper and without collusion on his part. The commission again called attention to the fact that the law did not provide for Its approval of trans- fer of physical property of one tele- phone corporation to another, th» transfer of State franchises, or the transfer of stock of the same. It also complained that it was possible for a telephone corporation to organize with a property value of less than $10,000 and begin business without reference to the commission, \thereby defeating one of the real purposes of the super- vision of telephone corporations.\ fig- ures showing increases in the busi- ness of corporations under the corn- mi? sion's jurisdiction were submit- ted. Heads kn Told to Hasten Their Data on Expenditures CARLISLE READS RIOT ACT Insists $63,000,000 Budget Is Prohibit- ive, and Says Governor Is \Deter- mined it Shall Conie £>q;'wri to Efficient and Safe Basis. • . •.;, (Special Albany Correspqndeuce.)- Albany.—After conferring \with the heads of State departments with a view of obtaining such information, as would facilitate the prosecution of the probe, the Sulzer committee of inquiry adjourned. In the meantime the in- vestigators will decide which depart- ment is ripe for inquiry. Chairman Carlisle advised the department heads to hasten the work of collecting data bearing upon expenditures in order that the inquiry might not be delayed. Chairman Carlisle explained to them the purpose and scope of the investi- gation and sought their co-operation. \You are calldd together in this purely informal manner,\ he told the depart- ment heads, \because we simply want to tell you what we want done in the future so there will be no misunder- standing. This is not in any way .an attack upon you gentlemen or any- thing of the kind. It is simply an at- tempt on the part of the Governor, through the committee of inquiry, to get the State down, if we can, to an economical and efficient basis. We all know the expenses of the State have been going up by leaps and bounds,\ he continued. \It is not a matter of small percentages; they have gone up to where they are practically prohibit- ive.\ Review of Budget. He then reviewed briefly the budget increases, placing especial emphasis on the increase from $40,000,000 last year to $63,000,000 this. \No party and no administration can ever con- sent to appropriations going to that limit,\ he declared. After requesting the co-operation of the various heads of departments, he announced that \we shall make a fair report in regard to conditions that exist, right straight through from beginning to end, and when the final summary comes out, there will be a hearing and, in public, you may make your explanations as to what you think you ought to have in the budget and why you think so.\ Several of the department heads asked information concerning certain ques- tions to be answered on blanks which the committee has distributed, and others suggested recommendations to be incorporated in the committee's final report. Secretary R. W. Heb- bert.of the State Board of Charities \suggested 'that on^ of th<S most effi-. dent methods of decreasing annual budgets would be to have the State issue long-term bonds for new public buildings, and simply pay the interest and sinking fund charges each year. \Many of these buildings,\ he de- clared, \last from 50 to 100 years, and I believe that the people who are to come after us ought to bear part of that expense.\ Gallery Road on Storm King. The road around the foot of Storm King Mountain will be built on a bracket gallery around the face of tha mountain. Two for Public Service. Governor Sulzer was asked by a committee representing the Brother- hood of Engineers to consider the names of John A. Talty, of Buffalo, and Magistrate John H. Hyland, of Brooklyn, for appointment as mem- bers of the up-State and New York city public service commission, re- spectively. Mr. Talty is employed by the up-State commission as an assist- ant supervisor. Judge Hyland was an engineman for the Brooklyn Elevated Railroad Company for a number of years. The Governor said he would give the. recommendations, careful con- sideration. Attacks Boxing Law Anew. Assemblyman Allen of Oneida coun- ty introduced a bill repealing the Frawley Boxing Law. The bill was introduced last year on the recom- mendation of Governor Dix, but it was defeated. Mr. Allen also has re-intro- duced the bill prohibiting advertise- ments and publications that facilitate pool selling, bqokmaking, or other gambling. That measure was intro- duced last year by Assemblyman Sweet and was defeated. JHt3MA$ A! EDISON -is- jt » 7! !••' This week the • American Mu- seum of Safety will award to Thomas A. Edison the Rathenau medal.for his invention of a storage battery device which reduces dan*ger to life and health of workers in places where explosive gases generate: This is the first award of this medal, which, was placed at the disposal of the museum by a Berlin association. $3,000 FOR QUARD FOR WILSON That Extra Amount Asked for by th« Secret Service Men—Result of Threats by \Poor Whites.\ Washington, D. C, Jan. 18.—A re- quest for secret 'service operatives to protect President-elect Wilson was made upon Congress by Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh. \I believe it the duty of the Govern- ment to afford adequate protection to the Presidem>elect,\ said Mr. M4<j^ Veagh in his letter. \I instructed the chief of the secret service immediate- ly after election to do everything pos- sible under existing conditions to safe; guard the President-elect, but I feel this work should be specifically pro- vided for and directed by law.\ It is felt that additional precautions to safeguard the President-elect should be taken because, of recent threats made against Governor Wilson and the arrest of three men in Nev Jersey who had 'wrlttca tSSfeatening letters. THREE DIE IN MIDm&KTFiRE Bodies of a Mother and Two Babies Found in the Ruins of Their Home. Elizabeth, N. J., Jan. 20.—Mrs. Cim- bro, 32 years old, and her two children, Rose, aged four, and Amelia, four months old, were burned to death in a fire which destroyed the three-story frame house at 905 Flora street. The' woman's husband saved himself by leaping from the third story to the roof of a poich. A boarder, Raphael Murilo, was badly burned and was taken to the Alexian Hospital. The origin of the blaze is unknown. It was discovered by a brakeman on a New Jersey Central freight train. He called to the engineer of the train, and the latter blew the locomotive whistle for fifteen minutes before the attention of neighbors was attracted. GOETHALS TELLS NAVAL, COM- Mytm PERM AN ANT FORCE IS i NSeESSARY -Tp GUARD LOCKS. ASKS FOR 25,000 HlmAliv, Man Who Built the Isthmian Water- way Would Have the Army in. A«? Intrenched Position at-^ Each'. of the Locks. •• v- Washington, Jan. SO^-r-Members of the House Committee on Naval Af- fairs were startled when it was in- formed that it would take an army of 25,000 men to guard the Panama Ca- nal. Col. George W. Goethals said such a guard was necessary. He pointed out that in case of war it would not be practicable to send reinforce mehts 'to the Canal Zone. Ah armed force ample at all times to deal with emergencies must be kept there Col Goethals told the committee that while supplies might be rushed to the Canal Zone overland it would' not be practicable for reasons tliat ; h6 out- lined to rush troops to the Isthmus in theeyent of war. He said; that an>r naval power that retained\* control of the sea would -as -a- result maintained a certain control over the canal. The fortifications now biiilding would prevent, entrance to the canal, Col. Goethals-, admitted The enemy, -uowever,, wo^ld.b'e able to land an army on either ca%Bt and if strong enough could take the wa • terway. _v.\.-.. .- . , . ~- Cdl. GoetHaW wquMl.?have*. the army in an intrenched position at. -each of the locks. Col. Goethals\^. sta'tement made a strong impression. V-. j-.\ ... Col. Goethssls's address before the naval committee canie up for discus sioq. in the House later in the day in- cident to the debate oh jthe army ap- propriation bill. Representative Mon- deli of Wyoming expressed the belief that'the proposed addition to the army would increase the cost of the miliary establishment at least $^5,- 000,000 a year. The plans now being framed by .the Government contem- plate sending only eight \thousand soldiers to the Isthmus. .. *• In the course, of his testimony Col Goethals took occasion to commend the .personnel of the Marine. Corps, saying ; : • • \Although an-army man J am forced •to say that the conduct of the ma .Sines•••has been exemplary at all times I have seen many drunken soldiers in the Cr.nal zone, but I never haire seen a marine there in that condition \ RECLUSE LEFT $500,000 Paid $1.28 „»' Week Room Rent Hoarded His Moneys-Will to Be Contested. and *>~ Brockton, Mass.,^Tan. iL^SBeques^ to the extent of nearly $400,00'0 wer made known <>vhen the will-pf. Horae! William Howatd, a recluse, was fled\ in probate court. Howard died last week in a cheap \lodging fibiisq in Providence, having ..lived in s, room for which he paid $1.25 a week, de- spite the fact that his estate is esti mated at close to $5,000,000. His sis ter, Mrs. Maria P. Goward, of South Easton, his only living relative, other than nephews and nieces, will contest the will. The largest bequest in the will was $185,000, to be held in trust for the establishment and maintenance of a home for aged men, in Brockton WOULD SILENCE -TICKER\ Senator S. J. Stilweli introduces Bill to Prevent Sales Publicity-—Would Make It Penal Offense. Lawyer Gets Prison Term. Samuel S. Hatt, a lawyer who was charged wth converting to his own use about 104,000 of trust funds, was sentenced to serve hot more than thirteen years and nine months nor less than nine years and nine moths. He pleaded guilty to two of five in- dictments alleging grand larceny and forgery. Albany, Jan. IS.—S. S. Hatt, a law- yer, who was arrested in New York for forgery and grand larceny and in- dicted on five counts for a shortage of $150,000, in accounts with five estates, was sentenced to not less than eight years at hard labor nor more than thirteen years and nine months, on his plea of guilty on two of the charges. Hatt is 58 years old, and was born in Hoboken, N. 3. Rich Excise Returns. Violators of the State excise law paid to the State during the last fiscal year $456,294.70. The ataount is the largest ever recovered by the excise department in any one year on oc- count of- violations since its organiza^ tion In' 1896. This is an increase of .$103,344.60 over the • preceding year. Experience seems to demonstrate that better results from the standpoint of law enforcement can be obtained from the prosecution of the bond given by the dealer, with criminal proceedings' to follow when warranted by thafaota and eircumst*n/«s. Governor Names Peters. Governor Sulzer sent to the Senate the nomination of Nicholas M. Peters, of Syracuse, as a member of the State Board of Charities to succeed John W. Hogan, of Syracuse, who resigned on his election to the Court of Ap- peals. The nomination was con- firmed. Mr. Peters is a member of the firm of N. Peters & Co., Syracuse, is 35 years of age, and of high character and integrity. The Peters family has been identified at all times with chari- table affairs. The Governor is much pleased with the qualifications of Mr. Peters. Sensitive Plant Life. The craving of plants and trees for water has sometimes led them to ter- rible extremes. A poplar has been known to burrow beneath a wall, un- der a road, and down a well—all in search of water, and a pertinacious turnip which got the tip of its root into the crack in a field drain went on and on until it was ait feet Ions In the drain. So sensitive is the tip of tha root on the water Que?'' -a that Darwin declared It taunt hs,i . brain talk '< Albany, N. Y., Jan. 18.—Senator S. J. Stilweli has introduced his bill of last year amending the penal law by including in it the sending, by means of the ticker, of the price or quotation of stocks or securities not actually sold on the exchange, or the price or quotation of so-called wash sales or of matched orders. The bill was referred to the codes committee. jttle .a< dver- tised a reward for the return of her pet fox terrier on Tuesday. €JOn Wednesday she recovered her own \Bouncer\ and eight other dogs. ant ads are go- '•' r '1X' : :l \A *..'•• \•#.•' y n ii > t 1 •—L,--' '**-* Florida, the Carolinas, Cuba, Bermuda, the Gulf States, Porto Rico, Nassau. Make your plans now for this winter's trip. Ask us about the also the Circular Tours to New Orleans via boat and rail through New York .City. Choice of routes. Tours may be started in either direction. For Railroad tickets or infor- mation consult local ticket agent, or address New York Central Lines, General Agent, Watertown, N, Y.

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