New York Times, January 22, 1909

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New York Times (Newspaper) - January 22, 1909, New York, New York “All the News That's Fit to Print” ^ i7 THE WEATHER. Partly cloudy to-day and to-moffow; south, then variable winds. LVIIlhcNO. 18,626. NEW YÖEK, FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1909.—SIXTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT ,.«5,»-ÎÎÎ".ïrÂt ÍTÍ^raSÍiir ROOSEVELT PRESSES JAPANESE QÜEST10H Tells Congressmen No Other Pending Matter Approaches It in Importance. STRAUS DEFENDS FIGURES Certain Number of Japanese Here Is Decreasing—General Staff of Army Urges Fortification of San Pedro. BALTIMORE HOME FOR OPERA. '    ' Special to The i{eu’ York Times. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. — President Roosevelt had several conferences on the Japanese situation to-day with members of the Senate and House. He told some of his callers that in nis judgment no question now before Congress, whether of legislation or of controversy with himself, is of anything like the importance of this question. Among the ultra-anti-Roosevelt men of both Senate and House there was a noticeable disposition this afternoon to suggest that the sudden and serious re-crudesence of the Japanese question synchronized very aptly with the coming up of the Naval bill for action, and the efforts of the Administration to secure at least two more bi.g baitle,ships this year. Friends of the President scout such an insinuation, and point to the fact that the agitation had its origin in Japan. The President has received advices in the last few days that the anti-Japanese feeling in California is not confined to the labor agitators and politicians. He has been informed that it is, in fact, widespread and prevalent among the people of the State generally. Under such circumstances he recognizes the difficulty of the position of Gov. Gillett, in attempting to prevent the objectionable Legislation, and for that reason is doing everything in his power to support the Governor. Among his callers to-day were several members of the California delegation, as ■well as members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Senator Flint is doing all he can to co-operate with the President and Gov. Gillett, and he has a great deal of influence in California. Californians here have told the President that they are inclined to agree with the feeling expressed in California that the figures on Japanese immigration and emigration given out by the Department of Commerce and Labor are inaccurate. The Californians think that more Japanese are coming in than are going out, and they base their belief on what they call the evidence of their own eyes. When this statement was calFd to the attention ol Secretary Straus this evening he declared most emphatically that the department figures are absolutely accurate.    -    ..... “ I have given a great deal of personal attention and care to that matter,” he said, ” and I know that the figures are entirely correct. We have a boarding officer on every ship that comes or goes, and we know absolutely what Japanese arrive and depart. We have the records ^ in the department showing tlie occupation and the destination of every one. It is impossible for us to be mistaken in this. ” It is possible, of course, that a^.Tew Japanese might straggle over the bordeifsv, but w'e have taken precautions against thaf. and if any do come in in that way their number is infinitesimal compared with those who come in in the regular way. IX Japanese can walk across the Pacific Ocean, it is possible for them to ome in without our knowing it, but not otherwise ” It is not the inaccuracy of the figures to which the Californian agitators object, but to their accuracy. The figures show a condition that is not pleasing to these trouble-makers, and that is why they call them inaccurate. I challenge tiie Californians, singly, or collectively, to ' show any error in the figures of the Department of Commerce and Labor. If any of them will come to Washington I wuil gladly show tliem proof that will absolutely convince even the most skeptical of them.” From the point of view’ of the Department of Commerce and Labor it is very singular if the large numbers of Japanese suggested by the Californians are Lyric Theatre Purchaeed by Interests Connected with Metropolitan. Interests associated with the Metropolitan Opera Company have purchased the Lyric Theatre in Baltimore and will refit it as a home for opera. This move was taken last night to mean that the Metropolitan Opera Company will have the sole use of the theatre, as far as opera is concerned. Mr. Hammer-stein’s company had previously played several engagements at the house, and it was rumored A:hat he was negotiating for its purchase. Bernard Ulrich, manager of the Lyric Theatre, said last night at the Metropolitan Opera House that the theatre would be entirely remodeled, and that the Metropolitan Company would prpbably sing weekly at the house next season. ” The sale was completed to-day,” said Mr. Ulrich. ” Baltimore needs a home for opera, and when the house Is remodeled it will admirably fill this purpose. The Metropolitan Company plays an engagement there In February and two In March, but next season opera will probably ne given once a week. The house will be used during the rest of the week for regular dramatic performances. ” I cannot tell yet,” said Mr. Ulrich, “ the amount paid for the theatre, nor the names of the purchasers, except to say that they are associated with the Metropolitan Opera Company.” Andreas Dippel of the Metropolitan Opera Company confirmed Mr. Ulrich’s statement. BLACK HAND LEADER SLAIN IN THE STREET YERKES ESTATE IN DEBT? Property in This City May Be $400,000 Under the Liabilities. Louis S. Ow'sley of Chicago, who Is an executor of the will of Charles T. Yerkes, the traction magnate, applied to Surrogate Cohalan. through his attorney«, yesterday for ancillary letters testamentary in this State of Mr. Yerkes’8 will. The reason for the application is to enable Mr. Ow’sley to administer the estate In New York, the value of which is estimated to be $2,700,000 in personal property. The liabilities of the estate here are placed at about $1,800,000. The value of Mr. Yerkes's personal property here, |dthough estimated at the former figure, seems to be doubtful, according to Mr. Owsley, who is of opinion that not more than about $1,400,0(Ю will come into his possession. The difference is accounted for by him aslbeing due to the fact that all the secirltlea owned by Yerkes are pledged to %ecure collateral loans, and the sale of a large part of them will be necessary to pay off the loans made upon them. The papers filed yester^y, after setting forth the fact of Mr.^Jrkes’s death, and that he was a rcsidetrt of Chicago, say his widow, on Jan. 30, 1900, became the wife of Wilson Mizner. They put the value of the property owned by Yerkes in Illinois at $3,000,000 personal, and $200,-000 real estate. A list of the creditors of the estate In New York is given, but the amounts due are not stated. The creditoiS include dry deotorsv^^etective agencies, milkmen, restaurateurs, lawyers, florists, and Jewelers. Mrs. Yerkes, who also claims to be a creditor, Is not included. The petition makes no reference to the provisions of the $100,000 bequest to the University of Chicago or the gift to this city of the paintings, tapestry, and bric-a-brac, to be known as the Yerkes Galleries, in his mansion at Sixty-eighth Street and Fi^th Avenue. ÍE YEAR ONE IN CHINATOWN. really comin across the borders that practically all of them go at once to California. Senator P'ullon of Oregon said t-o-day that the feeling as to the Japanese in his Slate was not as acute as in California. He expressed the opinion that the ^jresent situation would be cleared up and trouble avoided. TO FORTIFY SAN PEDRO. General Staff Urges Its Protection Against Possible Enemy. WASHINGTON, Jan, 21.—The fact that there was recently sent to Congress by President Roosevelt a report by the General Staff of the Army, which became public to-day, recommending fortifications for San Pedro Harbor, In California, was made the basis for suggestions that such decision had just been reached in view of a possibility of trouble with Japan, At the War Department this inference was most explicitly denied. There it was said that the general subject of. the Improvement of San Pedro Harbor had been under consideration more than two years, beginning before there was thought of any dispute betw’een the United States and Japan. It Was taken up as a natural military problem involving the neces-.sDry protection of the Southern California Coast from foreign invasion and without reference to any particular country or enemy. The defense of San Pedro was considered just as that of other harbors on the Pacific or on the Atlantic Coast would be. The report was accompanied by estimates of the of the site and fortifications. aggregating .$3.655,269 for big guns, submarine mines, land, and accessories The General Staff’s argument assumes that the enemy would come from the Orient, and the statement Is made that so far as location is concerned San Pedro Avould be a good base from which to op-c’’ate against our Pacific coast. Speaking of the Lcs Angeles country, the report YesteV^ Was Also the First Day of the First Year of Sin Huong. Chinatown got back to first principles yesterday. They are going back to the beginning and do it all over-again. Yesterday was not only the first day of the year, but it was as well the first day of the first year. The new year began at midnight of Wednesday. But as Chinese time is reckoned from the date of the Emperor’s accession. and this is the first year of Sin Huong, it becomes the year one. Usually, the only excitement to be seen in Chinatown is that provided by Caucasian visitors. The Chinese themselves stand about the little quarter stolidly enough, but yesterday their demeanor seemed altered for tlie more impulsive. Newsboys have found that the Chinese believe .any iittJe coin bestowed upon one giving a New Year’s greeting will return a hundredfold, having been accepted as ” lucky money.” So yesterday the newsboys tried their new year’s greeting, and occasionally got a coin. Every Chinaman w’ho could had paid his debts on the previous day, that the first day of the year one might not find him owing any one. The celebration will continue quietly for several days. It will last In all about fifteen days. During Its latter days the Tongs will hold their annual conclaves. Yesterday the residents paid calls and wished one another the compliments of the season. Shot Down by Unknown Assailant, Who Escapes by 25-Foot Leap from cTenement Roof. FRIENDS VOW VENGEANCE Lieut. Petposlnl Identifies Him as Pasquali Miami, Whose Picture Is in the BoguesVGallery. Pasquali Miami, a barber, who lived at 18 Roosevelt Street, was shot last night in front of 439 East Fifteenth Street by an Italian who sprang from the doorway. Miami died in Bellevue Hospital half an hour afterward. While, Miami, who it afterward was learned was from Messina and had lost relatives there in the eartbquake, lay dying upon the sidewalk Sergeant Woer-ser of the East ^ Twenty-second Street Police Station gave chase to the slayer, who had run to the entrance of 413 East Fifteenth Street, tossing his revolver upon the sidewalk as he fled. In the doorway stood Mrs. Emma Goldman, a tenant, and she tried to stop the murderer, but he pushed by her and gained the roof. Running across tho roofs of the Intervening houses to the roof of 405, he leaped to the roof of the adjoining house—a droo of twenty-five feet—and disappeared down the scuttle hole In the roof and escaped. In the meantime Miami had been identified by Nlcolo Glarrofa of 421 East Eighteenth Street, who told tho police that he and Miami had formerly served in the Italian Arnjy and had come to this country three years ago. Glarrofa also asserted that Miami had been mixed up in an Italian feud during the last six months. Before Miami’s body was removed from the hospital to the Morgue. Lieut. Petro-sini of the Central Office identified him as a notorious leader of the “ Black Hand ” In this city, whose picture is m the Rogues’ Gallery at Police Headquarters. The police did not say that Miami was the real name of the dead man, but from what Petrosinl said it was learned that Miami liad been feared by many In the Italian colony as a desperate Italian crook. The police advanced two theories after the shooting. One was that Miami had been killed by some one he had attempted to blackmail and the other was that a member of the Black Hand had killed him, fearing he would divulge some of the secrets of the clique. Twenty-five Italians called at tho Morgue last night to view the body of ttorCaurdoreil man. and-fuUy ten of Tboae An announcement of great interest to pupils in the public .and private schools of New York and to their parents and teachers appears on Page 8 of this issue of The Times. NO LIQUOR FOR TENNESSEE. House Passes Bill to Prohibit Its Manufacture After This Year. COST OF PRESIDENT THIS YEAR, $229,430 Congressional Appropriations for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1909, Aggregate That Amount. $85,000 AT HIS DISCRETION special to The New York Times. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 21.—After a heated battle which lasted through the entire session the House of Representatives this afternoon by a vote of 60 to 36 passed on the final reading the bill to prohibit the manufacture of Intcwclcants in Tennessee after Jan. 1, 1910. The consideration of the bill precipitated a debate which began at noon and lasted until nearly 6 o’clock—a debate so stinging that even the Speaker of the House, Hilltman Taylor, saw proper to take the floor in behalf of his position. Frank S. Carden and W. B. Cleage, Representatives from Hamilton County, vigorously arraigned the “ State-wide ” leaders. Mr. Carden made an eloquent appeal for fairness and justice, and took occasion to eulogize thè Governor for his manly stand and to pay his respects to the new-born converts to prohibition and the Democratic-Republican coalition. Speaker Taylor declared that he was perfectly satisfied with his Democracy, and maintained, in opposition to Mr. Carden, that the measure was not confiscatory. During his speech he was frequently applauded, but It is to his credit that the conduct of the galleries during the entire proceedings was highly respectful, and, with the exception of applause, which was rarely ever excessive, excellent order was maintained. An amendment, offered by Mi. Carden, providing for the appointment of a commission comppsed of the Governor, the Treasurer, and the Controller, whose duty It would bo to appraise the confiscated property and assess the damages that would accrue to the distillers and brewers by reason of the passage of the bill, was voted down by practically the same vote recorded on the final passage of the bill. An amendment offered by Mr. Wlsemen extending the time until Jan. 1. 1911, was also tabled. Every member of the House who voted for the State-wide saloon measure voted with the State-wlders on the manufacturing bill with the exception of two. Three members of the House were absent—Mr. Worley, Dr. Horne, and Mr, Hannah, who have not qualified. Total Covers Maintenance of White House and Executive Offices— $69,920 for Clerks’ Hire. Cost of Malntalnlngr a President. President’s salary  ..........$50.000 Clerk hire......................... 69,920 Contingent fund................... 25.000 President's traveling expenses.... 25,000 Maintenance White House, horses, vehicles, etc................  35,000 White House grounds............. 4,000 Fuel.............................. Care of greenhouses...............9,000 Repair of greenhouses............ 8.000 Printing .......................... 2-0^ Lighting White House grounds.... 510 Total.............. $229.430 COST OF OLD-AGE PENSIONS. Those Already Granted In Britain Will Make Outlay £7,750,000. Special Cable to The New York Times. LONDON, Jan. 21.—The official figures on the old-age p«‘nslona granted up to Dec. 31 last show that the total number of pensions granted was 596,-038. costing £7.450,315 per annum. To this must be added £300,000, Chancellor Lloyd-George’s estimate of the cost of administration. Thus the total outlay for the first year will be at least £7,750,000 even if no additional pensions are granted. Premier Asquith’s first estimate was £6,000,000. JHRY DISAGREES IN SHELLARD GASI Justice Crane, Before Dismissing It, Holds a Girl Witness in $500 Bail for Perjury. BRITISH TRADE LOST MOST. Exports men tossed'^ their hands In the air and vowed they would be avenged for his death. That nearly all of these men recognized the dead man and were his friends was evident from their actions. The poPce have the assassin’s hat and the revolver. But the only description they have of him is that he Is a short, dark, bow-legged man with a black mustache. MISS SCHEFF ILL ON STAGE TWO MORE COOPER JURORS. Hard to Find Men in Tennessee to Sit In Carmack Murder Case. Actress Faints In the First Act—Understudy Takes Her Part. Fritzi Scheff had a serious fainting spell In the first act of “ The Prima Donna ” at the Knickerbocker Theatre last night and the curtain stayed down for nearly three-quarters of an hour before her understudy was able to appear and continue In her part. Miss Scheff fainted first before the performance began, but she insisted on playing, despite the efforts of her manager, Charles Dillingham, to Send her home. During the first act, showing the Pomme d’Or Café, Miss Scheff performs on a miniature stage. Without any warning, whjen the act was half over, the actress suddenly fell to the floor before any one could catch her, in full view of the audience. The miniature curtain was rung down first, and when it was seen that she was not going to recover speedily, the regular curtain was lowered. It stayed down forty-five minutes w'hile Miss Scheff was being revived In her dressing room. Finally, as she appeared LIQUOR FOR WASHINGTON. House Committee Kills a Bill for Pro-hibltlon In the District. Special #<»    York^iaw.    .^^    - WASHINGTON, Jto. t’rohlbitlon for the District of Columbia received its death blow in the District of Columbia Committee to-day when Representative Sims’s bill putting the District in the dry column was tabled by a vote of 11 to 2. Mr. Sims said that he had Introduced the bill at the request of local temperance societies.. SIX BOSSES IN SENATE to be too weak to proceed with the per-formanc3, her understudy, Blanche Morrison. v/ent on in her place, and Miss Scheff was taken home in her carriage. GUN SCARED CURB BROKERS. They Had Man Arrested Whose Pistol Showed Under His Coat. La Follette’s Magazine Names Them and Denounces the System. Special to The New York Times. MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 21.—** Less than a dozen bosses dominate legislation In the United States Senate,” says this week’s Issue of La Pollette’s Magazine. “Who are these bosses?” it goes on. ” In the order of their control one acquainted with the business of the Senate would name them as follows:    Aldrich, Hale, Elkins, Cullom, Gallinger. For-aker. “ Do they rule because of their superior mental endowment? Far from it. They are not great men. In the main they are quite an ordinary lot. They are the product of a bad system. “ Legislation in the United States Senate Is controlled by committees. The appointment of the committees Is controlled by party caucus. The caucus Is composed of a few bosses, with a few Independents and many cowards and followers. When the committees are anno”-ced the bosses are found upon the committees vhich control appropriations tinance, tfiiisportaticn, tariff, commerce foreign relatlDns, military affairs, naval affairs—and they have not overlooked the Judiciary Committee nor the Committee on Rules.” When one thinks of the great extent of this oountry and its wealth, and takes into consideration its climate, making it one of the most attractive dwelling places In the world, no effort of the imagination is needed to realize tne temptation It offers to those Oriental powers whose population is pressing hard on the means of subsistence.” Under the head of ” Ease of Conquest the report says that ” recent study discloses the fact that, assuming there were no effective naval opposition, a certain NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 21,-The second day In the effort to obtain a jury in the trial of Col. Duncan B. Cooper, his eon, Robin Cooper, and former Sheriff John D. Sharpe, charged with the murder of former Senatof^Edward W. Carmack, closed with only six men in the box, a gain of only two over the day before. Most of those examined to-day were residents of Nashville or vicinity, where the case has been fully discussed, and where most of the people have taken sides. Besides, few men are willing to serve upon a jury in a case In which the feeling is so intense. It is difficult to find men who do not know some of the defendants, especially John D. Sharpe, who was Sheriff of this county for four years, and who thus was thrown into contact with most of the citizens. Cooper, Sr., too, has been in politics for years. In spite of the bitter feeling between the two factions, there is apparently the best of feeling between-the attorneys. There has not been the simplest dispute so far, and during recesses or between sessions counsel on both sides have mingled freely. Unlike the night rider trials at Union City, only 150 miles away, there has been no display of weapons. Even the Deputy Sheriffs on duty are unarmed and laugh at talk of trouble. When court adjourned the State had used seven of Its eighteen peremptory challenges and the defense eleven of Its seventy-two. Curb brokers trading In the roped Inclosure In Broad Street had a mild scare yesterday when word went round that a large and shiny revolver barrel was plainly to be seen protruding from the tom coat pocket of an onlooker. The Curb’s nerves have been shaky since one of the brokers was shot to death by a client last month In his office overlooking the Curb market. The stranger was rOughly dressed and seemed to be watching the crowd Inside the ropes with closer Interest than the usual curiosity of tho daily fringe of sightseers. The traders gave the man with the gun a wide berth until Policeman Angus Beaton of the Traffic Squad came by. The gun was pointed out to him and he went up behind the stranger slipping the weapon out of his pocket before he could turn around. It Was a loaded 38-callbre revolver of heavy pattern. The man explained that he was a stranger in town and did not know that he had to have a license to carry a gun. Beaton took him to the TomBs Court, where he said he was Austin Allison of Pittsburg. He said he was employed by the Western Electric Company. He was held In bail In $500 for trial at Special Sessions. RUSSIAN JOURNALS FINED. Punished for Saying Police Agents Took Part In Terroristic Crimes. PETERSBURG, Jan. 21.—Fines ST. Continued on Page 2. from automobiles to airships. Aftw eee'lns everything new to au^ why not «ее the aeropianee    Tot*    Hip- «ee tJ InauguratfOR    President    of    Cuba, January 28th, 1909. The best, quickest, an^^ most comfortable route to the capital. Havana. Cuba, is< the Over Sea Limited,*’ operating direct from New York to Knight’s Key, with through Pullman Sleeping and Drawing Room Cars; dally service with a Bteamohip connection to Havana, only nine daylight boura on sea. For particulars. resmrvatieas» 4be., MB BtfUi ranging from $150 to $500 have been im posed upon St. Petersburg Journals for publishing articles to the effect that agents of the Russian police had participated in terroristic crimes. A semi-official statement has been Issued declaring that the stories that agents of the Russian police participated in the murders of Grand Duke Sergius, M. Von Plehve, Minister of the Interior, and others, are complete fabrications. six full pages, new pictures of the earthquake in Sicily, in Collier’s. January 23d. All newsstands,—Adv. HAAN*S RSSTAUPANT, Park Row В For ladles downtown. Luncheon, Dinner. Hi *-4dv. GET CARLOAD OF BABIES. New Orleans People Delighted with Orphans from New York. Special to The New York Times. NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 21.—Sixty-six children from the New York Foundling and Orphan Asylum arrived from that city over the Illinois Central to-day, and were almost all placed in the hands of delighted foster parents. Half of the number were girls and half boys. They were in charge of Joseph C. Butler. Each bqby had come to fill an order, the foster parehts having arranged in advance for a child of a certain color, hair» and eyes, and a certain temperament and disposition. So carefully had the choices been made that not one of the persons who came for children was disappointed with his or her " new baby,” By noon forty-eight of the sixty-six children had been disposed of, many of those who were at the train being disappointed because Mr. Butler could leave only forty-eight here. The other eighteen had been promised for places out on the Southern Pacific in this State.    . Mr. Butler was almost overwhelmed with requests for more babies. The next bunch will be between two and three years of age and will come “on order” in the same manner as those already here. Mr. Butler was accompanied by three nurses and two sisters of charity, and the party left New York Tuesday night at 10:30 o’clock. They traveled all the way In the New York Central day coach, coming by way of Cincinnati and Louisville on the Big Four and the Illinois Central. Wants No Tariff Commission. At the twenty-fourth annual meeting of the American Protective Tariff League, held yesterday at Its National headquarters, 839 Broadway, resolutions were adopted unanimously condemning the proposed establishment of a permanent tariff commission and complimenting Congress on Its reported Intention to “ correct ” Executive tariff agreements. Special to The New York Times. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—The debate Im the Senate on th^ proposed Increase in the salaries of the President and other executive officers and the Federal Judges has turned the attention of both branches of Congress to the actual^amount of money put at the disposal of the President for his personal or official expenses. Senator Borah for the Republicans laid stress on the fact that this amount Is far In excess of the salary of $50,000 voted each year, while Senator. Bailey for the Democrats declared that a sum of $85,000 was appropriated each year subject entirely to the President’s discretion. The House has been following the debates closely, especially after Borah’s amendment was adopted holding the Speaker’s salary down to $15,000. The circumstance that Representative Madden quoted In the Senate as having esti-milted the total cost to the country of maintaining a President for one year at $383,000 gave a new turn to the question. Mr. Madden admitted that he had made the estimate referred to, but refused to develop the subject further. The figures on which he had gone, he said, were several years old, and he had made no attempt to follow the year-to-year changes since that time. The estimate he had made included the care of the White House and the upkeep of the executive office force. In refusing to discuss the matter further Mr. Madden seemed to think that It might in some way seem a discourteous reference to the Republican President. «¡ЗОвуАЛВ For the current fiscal year ending June 30. 1900, Congress appropriated in two separate bills a total of $229.430, contributing directly or indirectly to the support of the Preside^ and his immediate personal attendants and office clerks. This sum does not include such occasional details of clerks from executive departments as he might need from time to time when the ‘ rush of preparing messages has overcrowded his regular force. The most interesting of these allowances come In the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill, which Is drawn up by the Appropriation Committee, of which James Tawney is Chairman. The lump sums for salary and clerk hire come in the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial bill. They are for the President’s salary, $50,000; for salaries of the executive office force, ',920. and for the executive office contingent fund, payable at the discretion of the President for telegraph and telephone service, furniture, horses, and harness, $25,000. The irpprovement and maintenance of the White House grounds, a few acres within the high iron fence, makes the first item on the Sundry Civil bill $4,000. Horses and vehicles, their purchase and maintenance or hire, and the ordinary care, repair, and maintenance of the White House add to this the sum of $35,000, which again is to be expended at the President’s discretion. Next comes $6,000 for fuel for the mansion, greenhouses, and stables, while the sum of $9,000 was appropriated for the maintenance and care of the greenhouses attached to the White House. An additional $3.000 provides for repairing the greenhouses. Another appropriation-put solely at the President’s discretion, and accounted for on his certificate only, is $25,000 for traveling expenses. f2,000 for Printing. A bagatelle of $610 keeps six arc lights burning on the White House grounds. The last Item Is $2.000 for printing from the executive office. The expenditure of this last sum depends largely upon the number of special messages written by tho President. The Items that attract the greatest attention In Congress are those subject to the discretion of the President. They make a total, besides his $50,000 salary, of $85,000. The care of the White House and grounds and the purchase of horses and vehicles, take up $35,000 of this discretionary appropriation, the rest Is ’for contingent expenses, which may never arise. The money, however, is subject at all times to the President’s order. Even more, however, than In these formally appropriated amounts the discussion centres in the use made by the President of the detailed ships, Dolphin. Mayflower, and Sylph. The President uses the little craft rarely himself, but they have been at his command like pleasure yachts. Mns. Roosevelt is said to have cruised down the Potomac on the Mayflower on a pleasure trip and to have used it for shoppii^ pur^ poses on many trips from Oyster Bay to New York Friends of the President point out. however that not all of the appropriations mentioned in the bills are payments to the President personally. The official establishment is maintained from thm amount. Besides Private Secretary Loeb, with his salary of $6 ООО. and two assis^ ant secretaHes, with salaries of $3,000 each there are about a score of clerks, stenographers, and messehgers. Some of these clerks perform the work of telegraph operators an-d some attend to the telephones connecting the office with the departments.    .    ,    * •The general attitude in the House is to hold out on the proposed increase of the President’s salary to $100,000 long enough to force the Senate to Increase the Speaker’s salary. There Is little doubt felt among the House leaders that in the end there will be general increases in salary. Shows Largest Decrease In and Imports In 1908. Special Cable to The New York Times. LONDON, Jan. 21.—A comparison of the statistics now available on the trade losses during 1908 of the four chief countries of the world shows that Great Britain suffered more than any other. Following are the figures of the decrease in Imports during 1908 from 1907:    United Kingdom, £52,667,000; Germany. £20.000.000; United States, $61,400,000; France, £5,250.000. Following are the figures on the decrease in exports: United Kingdom, £48,000,815; Germany, £5,000,000; United States, £34.000,000; France. £18,000,000.. The total loss In Imports and exports, therefore, was: United Kingdom, £101,482,p00; United States, £95,400,-000; Germany, £25,000,000; France, £18.250.000. CGNFESSED GN THE STANÒ Sadie Lee Acknowledged at the Trial That Her Evidence Before tha Grand Jury Was False. NO AUTOS FOR TAFT. Senate Committee Strikes Out $12,000 Appropriation for Presidential Cars. SPecia! to The New York Times. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—President Taft will have to walk, stick to the saddle, or be conveyed from place to place In street cars or in horse-drawn vehicles. The Senate Committee on Appropriations to-day ran across an item In the Urgent Deficiency bill granting $12,000 for the purchase and care of automobiles for the use of the executive office. The automobile has not made many friends in the Senate, as was disclosed in the debate of the last few days on the proposed purchase of such vehicles for Government officials, and the committed struck the Item out. The trial of David E. Shellard, the foF» mer policeman of the Hamburg Avenu# Station, for the uiurder of Barbara ReiB the factory girl, in the shelter house of Irving Square Park last July, came to <9 sensational end last night before Justi99 Crane in the Criminal Branch of the StH preme Court in Brooklyn. The Jury had entered the courtroom and had announced that It was impossible for them to agreei Before Justice Crane discharged them hq, called Sadie Lee. a witness in the triid| who admitted that she testified fall before the Grand Jury, before him. 1», scathing denunciation of her conduct W testifying falsely, Justice Crane sent to the Raymond Street Ja*l in $500 ball tf await the action of the Grand Jury. k ” I did ndt commit you when you on the stand,” said Justice Crane, cause I did not think It would be rlgW and fair to the defendant. But when yptt* calmly and deliberately tell me and thig Jury that you have willfully and falsefe testified in connection with this clwM» making mere laughter of our judicial ay** tern, I must hold you. Certainly, In case, we have had perjury enough.” In tho courtroom awaiting the verdii^ were the relatives of the accused poHgS!» man and Barbara Relg. Shellard roafii^ tained the same composure he has shoam throughout the trial, and even when the jury announced that It could not agree and he was sent back to the Raymond Street Jail to await another trial, he area outwardly unmoved. Before he was takea froih the courtroom, his wife met him 'kisse FRANKLIN BARTLETT ILL Confined to Hl8 Room by an Attack of Jaundice—Better Yesterday. Throuidi the absence of Col. Franklin the Supreme Court of a case' In which he was interested as counsel yesterday, it was learned that he is seriously Ifi at his home, 26 West Twentieth Street. Col. Bartlett has been compelled to keep to his room for the last six weeks with a sevene attack of jaundice. Inquiries last night showed that while he Is still a very sick man, his condition wS9 somewhat Improved. LONG TRIPS OF ASTRAL BODY wss TRA Woman Says She Visited Wales Three Times, Also Remaining In St. Louis Special to The New York Times. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 21.—Mrs. Jordan W. Lambert, wife of the millionaire chemical manufacturer, relates one of tho most remarkable stories of psychic phenomena ever told. She says she journeyed to Wales from her own home three times to bind up the injured arm of a boy hurt in the slate mines tiñere. She also gave him money for the relief of his needs. This was In United States coin, and the boy exchanged it at the steamship offices in London for English coin. The exchange was proved in London later. All of this time Mrs. Lambert was In her own diome, and she thinks entirely conscious throughout. She herself relates the experience, prefaced by spirit communication between Joe Wentworth, Han-negan’s spirit guide, and herself. AUTO RUNS DOWN PASTOR.' EABT OOAST or ГМВЮА. The *' over Sea Limitad ” from New York to St. Key COD DEWET’S SSS®l5i6F‘“ Continued on Page 2. PORT WINE. Archibald Foss In Car Which Hits Connecticut Preacher. DARIEN, Conn., Jan. 21.—The Rev. Herbert S. Brown, pastor of the local Congregational Church, was run down In this city this afternoon by the motorcar of Archibald C. Foss, a, weal thy real estate broker of New York. The pastor was riding a bicycle at the time. Besides a fractured skull the pastor received a broken leg and bad bruises. Mr. Foss, who had a friend In the car with him, picked up Mr. Brown and rushed him to Stamford Hospital In the He Is in a critical, condition to ssed him, telling him to keep up hUl courage. He was then taken back to tht jail by the Deputy Sheriffs, who have hod charge of him since his trial begag fout days ago.    > Mrs. Shellard, the prisoner’s motheF, was deeply affected by the results of tbp trial. She almost collapsed, and had ^ be assisted out of the courtroom. Lee, the mother of Sadie Lee, terly when she saw her daughter 1< to Jail after she was arrested far Jury. This was an unexpected n the trial, and neither the acci nor her mother expected It as In the courtroom awaiting the vi .The last    the    case out aft impôftaiit'ríiftñg from Crane, which took from the jury t sidération of a first degree murder diet, thereby saving the prisoner f possibility of going to the electric After both sides rested their cases, before James W. Rldgway began his ming up, he made the usual motion tho case be dismissed, as, he de there was not sufficient evidence ^nted to convict hl.s client. J ïane denied the motion, but immedi added that he would not allow the to convict the prisoner of murder in first degree. *' I see no evidence showing premed tlon,” he said. “I will leave it to jury to decide If it be murder in the s ond degree or manslaughter In thé fTfiF > degree.” Both Shellard and his wife appear«#' « elated over this ruling.    ^ car. night. Oliver Haglen of 219 West Forty-second Street, New York, the chauffeur, was arrested. Mr. Foss give a bond of $3,000. ARREST MACREYNOLDS AGAIN. Hearst Agent Charged with Attempt to Conspire Against Haskell. GUTHRIE, Oklahoma, Jan. 21.—Scott MacReynolds, the personal representative of Clarence J. Shearn of New York, who is defending WHllam R. Hearst in the libel suit brought against the editor by Gov. Haskell, was arrested here to-day. To-day’s arrest was made on Information received yesterday by the Sheriff of Pawnee County, who charged MacReynolds with attempting to conspire with R. L. Lunsford of Cleveland, Oklahoma, to procure information defamatory to '.he character of Gov. Haskell. Mr. MacReynolds denied absolutely having offered money to Lunsford, who Is an Oklahoma oil inspector, for evidence against the Governor. MacReynolds was released on bond. As he is to appear In the Guthrie courts on Monday next, when the cause of his first arrest will be brought up, the date for a hearing of the last case was not set. Mr. Rldgway then began his final pl«p!J for Shellard’B acquittal. He declared thaLr^^ the prosecution had depended solely upon the circumstantial evidence to convict the defendant, and In this it had failed to i show that a crime had been committed. “ You are asked to adjudge a man guilty against whom there Is nothing but a chain of circumstantial evidence wit|^ many missing and more broken links,” he said. "You can’t convict a man oq suspicion alone.” Mr. Rldgway brought out the fact that two physicians had testified that Barbara Reig could have shot herself with the two fingers which were not affected by the injury which she had received to her hand early in life. He Insisted that^ It was Barbara Reig who pursued the prisoner, and referred to her presenco on the streets at 1 o’clock In the morh-ing, and that, too, when the defeadant was on his post.    ^ ^ He then referred to the testimony of the policemen in. the trial and declared sarcastically that if a policeman wheo he ; was put on the stand remembered all whO ' ^ were present when the body of BaiHiara Reig was discovered In the shelter hottse he was truthful, and if he did not he was untruthful.    .    .    » “ The implication Is,” continued Mr. Rldgway, “that because he Is a poiieo-man and the other man was a policenian the witness is withholding something and not doing his duty to the public. Shoi you then convict a man because you think a pollceman-wltness Is withholding uie truth? In fairness you can convict on what is said, not on what is unsaid.” Assistant Dlstrlot Attorney Roy bitterly scored thé police connected with the ca»e, “ From^various circumstances this casé assumes great importance,” he said. “ It Is not the usual one of the People on tmm side ano^he defendant on the other, but of the People on one side and an organization on another. I want here to cept some men on the police force this category. Don’t think all poU( are dishonest and liars. “ It is not a question of this defei being convicted of killing Barbara but of the community being exposed to reign of terror from the uniformed men charged with the duty of preventing crimes as these. The case offers you a grand opportunity for the performance of your sworn duty. Men have gone on tho stand and been sworn, and as soon a» their testimony approached the point where It was to throw light and truth on the case their memories have been crippled bjr some insidious Influence. Men were at the shelter house that momig| who knew the dead girl and said they not. and lied in saying so. Isn’t it fF-markable that such a condition of aftatn '! should exist? ”    , ,    ,    ^ Justice Crane began his charge shorUy after 2 o’clock, and the jury retired at4 o’clock to consider a verdict. When ft became evident at 6 o’clock that a verdtt could not be reached. Justice Crane atm that he would return in three-quarters« an hour, during which time the juron could be served with dinner. At 7JB' o'clock the jury filed Into the courtroom and informed Justice Crane that ^ could not come to a conclusion. He them to adjourn to the juryroom. make another attempt. At 8:50 o’clock the jury filed into th# THE SEABOARD FLORIDA LIMITED. reached AU Pullmans, electric lighted, compartment and sUndard sleepers, club and observation car court room, and after the foreman announced that a verdict. could not. gq ________ Justice    Crane    dischafged    then* and remanded Shellard back to Raymot Jacksonville. St. Augustine, Palm Miami. Knights Key. Quickest train via shortest route.—Inquire Pa. R. R. or 1,183 B way.— Adv. 8ix full Sicily. æw pletures    earthquake a, Paanary Щ. AU Street Jail. As far as could be leai the jury took two ballots, and each the result was 6 to 6. Peter B. Hanson, who was conm with James W. Rldgway In Shellard, announced after the a nmttoa would he made in a prisoner re , -if#; '"r    .    '    «■ % ;