The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, March 10, 1910, Page 6, Image 6
THE COLUMBIAN. BLOOMSBOfcM- T. C. PLAT! DEAD AT SEVENTY-SIX Suddenly Taken with Fainting Spells, and Expires Amid His Children WAS LONG OUT GF POLITICS Aged Ex-Senator Succumbs to Sudden Attack In New York After Years of Broken Health Cause of His Death was Acute Drlght's Disease. Now York, N. Y.. Mar. 10.- Thomas Collier l'lait. Republican leader of the State of New York for a score of years ami Intensely Interested In tho Kepublie-an party from Its organiza tion in (lied unexpectedly in his apartments at 13:' West Kleventh street, lie would have been "7 years old If ho had lived until .July 1.'. The direct cause of his death was acute Prlght's disease. For a number of years he had suffered from a palsy of the legs, which kept him to a wheel chair much of the time. Within tho last two years evidences of lirlght's disease had become npparent to his physician, nr. Paul Outerbrielge. On Slay 28 last, Dr. Outerbridge believed that his patient would die on that day. Mr. Piatt, however, recovered and was able to attend the wedding of his grandson, Livingston Piatt, son of Frank II. Piatt. He took a tem porary homo at Freeport, Leing Island, then went to Atlantic City, remaining there until election day (and this, by the way, was the first time that he had not voted in Owego, Tioga Coun ty, his birthplace, for fifty years), and later went to Lakewood, remaining there until late in .January, when he returned to his apartments in West Eleventh street, where he was con stantly attended by Clustave Abel, for merly a Custom House employee and one of the many hundreds of men whom Mr. Piatt as the Republican leader of his party had benefited. With Mr. Piatt at the time of his death were Mr. and Mrs. Frank II. Piatt, Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Piatt. Harry Piatt and Dr. Outerbridge. Senator Piatt's health had been falling for years, but his mind was ac tive to the last. Since the Allds hear ing at Albany, in which his name has been spoken by witnesses, Sonr-tor Piatt through the newspapers had kept a close watch on events. Retiring from the I'nited States Senate last year, when he was suc ceeded by Mr. Elihu Hoot after .twelve years as the senior Senator from New York State, Mr. Piatt sought a quiet and change of surroundings. Congressman Herbert Parsons, former President of the New York County Committee, said: "Senator Piatt was remarkable for three things for the gold plank in the Republican national platform of 1889, the creation of Greater New York and his control eif the Republican party in New York State, a control which lasted twenty years and was absolute." ONLY 37 THIN ICE DROWNINGS. Nearly a Score Less Than the Average in New England and Canada. Boston, Mar. 8. Fewer persons than In any recent year were victims of thin Ice on the Inland ponds, lakes nd rivers of New England, the Mari time Provinces of Canada and New foundland during the winter season now closing. Nearly a score short of the annual average, the total for 'his season is thirty-seven persons. Of this number, twenty-four were 17 ears old or under. Most of these hlldren lost their lives while skating. !-;o, too, did some of the older victims. MEAT IS HIGHER EVERYWHERE. Statistics Gathered from Principal Ex porting and Importing Countries. Washington, Mar. 8. Meat prices have advanced in all the principal onsuining nnd producing sections of he world, according to statistics com- "lied by the Department of Commerce nd Labor. All the meat-exporting ountries show higher prices per ound in their exports In recent years lian those of a decade ago, and all he meat-importing .countries show higher rates in their imports figures and the current market quotations. BRYAN'S PROHIBITION PAPER. Will Start One in Lincoln Entirely Separate from Commoner. Lincoln, Neb., Mar. 8. William .'ennlngs Uryan Is to launch a prohibl 'on newspaper In Nebraska, accord to an announcement made by the "'ate and county local option forces, he new JJryan paper Is to be entire i separate from The Commoner, al 'ough the two may be issued from .lie same office. Two Drowned In a Canoe. HarriHburg, Pa., Mar. 8. Edward 'rdes and Robert Shank, each 18 enrB old, were drowned in the Sus aehanna River this afternoon by the verturning of their canoe, which ruck a hidden rock. Merl Gerdes, 13, ho was also In tho canoe, wus res ed by a passerby, who plunged Into o stream and brought him ashore. 'an, Awaiting Baptism, Drops Dead. 'rard, Ohio, Mur. 8. As he was step "5 forward to bo baptized at a revival nice hero to-day, James Applegate, xty flve, a wealthy and prominent utlzcn, dropped dead. ROCKEFELLER PUNS GREAT EST GIFTS IN HISTORY Philanthropy to Be Centred In Wash ington and to Be World Wide In Scope. O00D0D0D00O00000D00DDD0003 THE OBJEZCT OF THE U ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION IS ej (J . U "To promote the well being and to advance the civilization O of the peoples of the United ft Ctntes and its territories and 8 possession,-; and of foreign lands In the requisition and disseml- (J q nation of knowledge; In the pre- ft O venticn and relief of suffering Q q and In the promotion of any and ft O all cf the elements of human O S progress." ft occccccccccccccccccccccoco Washington, Mar. 10.- A bill intro duced in tho regular course of busi ness In tho Senate by Senator Galling er, of New Hampshire, revealed the most, stupendous work of philanthropy In the history of tho world. The author of tho scheme Is John D. Rockefeller, and It Involves the ab solute gift from tho great fortune which Standard Oil has built up for him of at least $.".00,000,000 and may bo more. Tho bill of Incorporation names It the "Rockefeller Founda tion." The Rockefeller Foundation, ac cording to a close associate of Mr. Rockefeller, Is to receive the bulk of his fortune, either while he is yet liv ing or by his will after death. The scheme of the chnritnblp disposition of his millions has occupied Mr. Rocke feller for a number of years.' His great gifts to churches, educational and scientific Institutions, total'ng $122.000,npo or more, has in no wise kept up with the rapid growth of his fortune. It has been estimated that if Mr. Rockefeller lives to the age of eighty, nnd ho is now in his 7 1st year, his fortune will amount to $ 1,000,000.000, more than ever one man possessed be fore. It may be Mr. Rockefeller's idea to encourage the growth of his for tune up to the time of his death, start ing tho work of the Rockefeller Foun dation during his lifetime, and willing to it his groat fortune. The object of the corporation, as set out in Mr. Oalllnger's bill, Is "to promote the well being and to ad vance the civilization of the people of the I'nited States and its territories nnd possessions nnd of foreign lands in the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, In the prevention and relief of suffering, and In the promo tion of any and all of the elements of human progress." It Is said to be the purpose of Mr. Rockefeller to spend the greater part of the vast fortune he has built up while he Is yet alive, and it is said that he desires not only that his money shall be expended for various philanthropic purposes, but that it shall be spent so that he can see the results of the distribution of his wealth. "ROOSEVELT STREET.' Change from "State" Planned In Chicago. Chicago, Mar. 7. Alderman Otto J. Novak proposes to call on the City Council to honor the return of the ex President by changing the name of State street to Roosevelt street. He says that he will introduce a resolu tion in the council at its next meet ing. Chicago has no Roosevelt street. "The greatest street in the greatest city in the world could not be mo'e appropriately named than after the man whom many consider the greatest American of modern times," said Ald erman Novak. "The name of the street now does not have any histori cal significance nor Is it suggestive of any events dear to Chicago's past," COLLEGE TO GET $500,000. Tufts Made Residuary Legatee of Wealthy Printer's Estate. Dcdham, Mass., Mar. 7. Tufts Col lege Is made the residuary legatee to an estate valued at half a million dollars under the will of the late John Everett Smith, a wealthy Norwood printer, which was filed in the Nor folk County Probate Court here to day. The widow has the use of the bulk of the estate during her life. Upon her death the property will be turned over to the Medford College. REDMOND PREDICTS ELECTION. There Will Be Another Anpeal to tha Country Soon, He Says. London, Mar. 7. John Redmond, the Irish Nationalist leader, in a let ter acknowledging the receipt of $5,000 from the Irish World predicts that there will bo another general election within n few weeks. He ap peals for more funds to enable tho Nationalists to fight both the Union ists and the Independent Nationalists. Lawyer-Magistrate a Suicide. Ogdensburg, N. Y Mar. 4. A. C. Cayter, a prominent lawyer and po lice magistrate of Roland, committed sulcldo In tho Empire Hotel, by shoot ing himself through the head. The cause of his act is not known. Local Option Rejected. Annapolis, Mar. 4. Uy a vote of 50 to 48 the House of Delegates killed the Statewide local option bill und put an end to temperance legislation for this session. iddidd inn rna ifnn!iJDaiiu r wi rpiinu; tULfl urrim Pennsylvania ci Same Time Brings Suit to Hccover $5,000, 000 Spent on Fittings JAIL FOR CAPITAL CONSPIRATORS Cr-.ft Centorecs Curtained Men Con victcd of Capitol Fraud Must Servo tJrms W. P. Cnydcr a;id J. M. Shu irnkcr, Chsrgc:! with Conspiracy. P!'ii;-.(cphia. Mar. 10.- The convic tion of William 1". Snyder and James M. Sh-imake-r, charged with conspiracy to defraud the State in connection with the furnishing of the State Capi tol, was affirmed by the State Supremo Court hero. Snyder was a former Auditor Ce-tiernl and Shumakor a former Pupc rirtcride-nt of Public IlulliIin.'T-e and (rounds. !"nyelor and Shumaker were convict ed in tho Dauphin County Court In lli.rrisburg on December IS, IMS, and sinteticcd to serve two years each nnd to pay a fine of $.1(10 each and tho cor.', of prosecution. John II. Sander son of Philadelphia, who had the furni ture contract for the Capitol, and Wil liam L. Mutinies of Media, former Pta'e Treasurer, who paid the alleged fraue'.ule nt furniture bills, were con victed .i::d received a similar sentence at llie same time. Sanderson and Ma tin, es hnvo since died. The cases were carried to the Su perior Court, which affirmed the Dau phin County Court, nnd an appeal was then taken to the highest tribunal in th State, which to-day upheld tho lower courts. Attorney (eneral Todd, comment ing on the decision, said: "It is all over and the men must go to prison." 1 larrbburg, Pa., Mar. 9. Actions In eejuity for the recovery by the State of at letist $.",000,0w alleged to have been Illegally paid to contractors for tho fu'-nl-.-hing of the new State Cap! to' were entered In the Dauphin Coun ty Court to-day by the Attorney Gen eral's Department. The actions nre npnlust the contractors. John H. San derson, now de;;d, and the Pennsyl vania Construction Company, the State oCiclals havirg to do with the awards of the contracts nnd tho ap proval of bills in payment, Architect Joseph M. Huston and the sureties of the contractors nnd State officials. The suits are the outgrowth of the Cnpitol investigation conducted in 1P07 and nre entirely separate from the criminal actions brought more than two years ago. BLOW-UP KILLS EIGHT. Seventeen Hurt in Accident Near Chicago. Chicago. March !. Eight persons were reported killed and seventeen In jured, many of them probably fatally, in an explosion at the works of the American Maize Products Company at Roby, Ind. The explosion occurred in a detach ed building of the plant und was pre ceded by a fire. Starch in an over heated ltlln is supposed to have been the cause. It was known that twenty-nine workmen were in the building at the time. Seventeen of those were res cued badly burned. Of the twelve un accounted for several are believed to have escaped unhurt. The rest were burned in the ruins of the warehouse. MRS. BOTKIN DEAD. Noted Poisoner Expires In San Cuen tin Prison. San Francisco, Mar. 9. Mrs. Cor delia llotkln, serving a life sentence at San Quentln for the murder In 1898 of Mrs. John P. Dunning, of Dover, Del., by poisoned chocolates sent through the malls, died at the peniten tiary. Mrs. Dunning was the wife of a former San Francisco newspaper man, with whom Mrs. Liotkin was infatuat ed. Dunning died several years ago in Philadelphia. EDITOR APOLOGIZES TO FISH. Congressman's Suit for Libel for Being Called "Welcher" Is Withdrawn. Poughkeepsle, N. Y., Mar. 9. TUu libel suit of Congressman Hamilton Fish against the Poughkeepsle News Press for ;50,0(i0 damages for calling liim a "welcher" was settled In the Supreme Court at Canned, Putnam Cojnty, without a trial. Frank Li. Lown, attorney for the newspaper, apologized in open court for the publication, and announced that Tne News-Press would print a complete retraction. KILLS TWO AND HIMSELF. Farmer Clubs Father-in-Law, Cuts Wife's Throat, and Shoots Himself. Ithaca, Mich., Mar. . As the re sult of a family quarrel, In which his wife took gldes with her father, Wil liam Davidson, a farmer living near this place, struck hla father-in-law, Julius Teet. with the butt end of a shotgun this afternoon, killing him in statitly. (Jetting a razor, he cut bis wife's throat, and after making euro she was dead blew out his own brains. A l'.ine-juonths-old baby sleeping in e.ri adj iccnt room was not injured. Jero F Llllis, Kansas City bank pio-hlint, slashed by J. P, Cudahy, wealthy packer, announces that he will ro. prosecute. HARRISBURB FRAUU SENTEHGES UPHtLD WORLD NEWS OF THE WEEK. Covering Minor Happenings From All Over the Globe DOMESTIC. Tho recent large purchase of stock In tho American District Telegraph Company by the Western Union g.ive tho hitter control of (he former. The Ian biT blei-k of stock bought Is raid to have been the Could holding-. 1 l a:i addre-.-N to tho onvoii1ion of ti. M,:stt i- Plumbers' Associi tlon X v. r (i.iyimr of Nov.' York hinted ho v. : i not o; 'o.ed to open saloons on f- , -y. a posthumous statement Mr. ;'".im tcll.e of a promise from Mr. liar-r!:.i-i to make him Secretary of the '"! :u- try and of a campaign contribu tion of $1 -.0.000 In 1SSS. I Inlander C. Knox, Jr.. son of tho Secretary tit State, was dismissed from a school at. Providence because he lefused to toll if he had married n .o::nir woman of that city: tho hit ler admitted that they were married !u Vermont on Sunday. Mr. H Mrs. David Soberer announce the; engagement of their daughter llr.se, to Samuel P. Moses, prominent In tho New York newspaper circles. Reception to bo nt 20!'tl Third Ave. on Ap-il 10. 1010. De;.plte tho assertions of public offl rlali to tho contrary, canvasses by Phll'idelphi i newspapers show thnt lnOiKw ersons have ipiit work to aid the striking car employees. Mrs. Charles W. Morse, back from a visit to her Inuband in the Federal Prison at Atlanta, told of the progress of the petition for his pardon and ex pressed appreciation of the plea slgred by till the pupils In the high school he gave his boyhood home. Dr. Ilenjamln Ide Wheeler at tributes high prices here to too many intermediaries between tho wholesaler nn.l the consumer. Tho Van Norden Magazine has sus pended publication. It was owned by Warner M. Van Norden, recently rob bed of $28.ono by two women near the Waldorf. New York City. The Federal firand Jurv Investigat ing the lieef Trust in Chicago com pleted Its labors. WASHINGTON. The Standard Oil Company filed Its rppeal in the I'nited States Supreme Court, and several more briefs attack ing the corporat'on tax were present ed, one being by ex-Senator Forakcr. President Taft. making public cor respondence with Mr. Moon, author of the administration's injunction bill, urges its passage. The postolilce appropriation bill was parsed by the House. It was reported from Washington that the Cnlted States might act as mediator between Peru mid Eouaelor if the K'.ivj, of Spain's award' was not ".(.( p,cd. Clifford Pine-hot said that the con servation tight was one between spe e lal privilege and equal opportunity. In the House the bill appropriating 57,i 'i.i;( 0 to purchase embassy build ings abroad, was elefoated. FOREIGN. Over six thousand steerage pas rumors have left Southampton for An. erica in the last fortnight. The American Legation at Pe)goto, Colombia, Is stoned, according to ca ble advlees. I'se ef a corruption fund to control Parliament is charged to the Japan ere army by tho Independent press. The Te.kio press is jubilant at what It terms America's failure in her Man thurlun plans. Hundreds of Socialists were wound ed In P.erlln by provincial gendarmes and eity police. The 13m press of Russia suffered an other nerveuis breakdown, und hr condition. Is regarded us serious. MEN WORTH $1,G0O EACH. Mining Company Fixes Flat Rate on Victims of Cherry Disaster. Chicago. Mar. 10. With fifty claims of widows und other relatives of Cher ry mine disaster victims settled by payments ranging from $800 to $1,2(10 per death, the St. Paul Mining Corn puny has entered into negotiations wi.h coun.u-1 in something like 100 move cases to settle with the Me tims' widows at the rate of $1,8U0 In each e ao. Tills rate of settlement was agreed upon at a eenference between utter enys representing the wldenvs and counsel for the mining company. CRANK TO CONGRESS. Threatens Dynamite Unless Duty is Done. Washington. Mar. 7. An anony meius letter was received by members of Congress to-day threatening them and their property with destruction by dynamite unless they do their duty. The letter is signed "The Committee,'' and bea's the postmark of the new Inley Park station, Chicago, The writ e;r begins by saying that members are aware that the prices of the neces sar.es erf life are beyond the reach of those who are compelled to labor for a living. INSURANCE AND BALLOONING. Claims May Be Collected if Flights are Only a Diversion, Says Court. Denver. Col.. Mar. it. If ballooning Is Indulged in as a diversion Insur ance money inny be collected in e un9 of accident or death, according to a Supreme Court decisioa to-day lu a ;ase to recover S2.uou ins.i..u,w. the life of Frank Vun Fleet, who was killed In a balloon accident at Grand Junction. PASTO n UN ACCUSED BY GIRL Leader of Anti-Saloon League and Trainer of Missionaries Confesses 11:3 Sin THE CO.CII SUSPENDS HIM ! TrMcr a Man c' Tifty, Victim In Her i Tcnc Licpcr Ir.tsrcsts Credited J with Exposure by Anonymous Let ter to the Giri'c F.-.thcr. j lleikiiner. N. Y.. Mar. 10. - Follow ing a e-ontession that he had mired I one1 eif the most popular and uttrm lve young women In his congregation, the I Re-v. S. D. Robiusein, p.isteir eif the j l'ir. t Methodist Church ef this village, I has be-on silsper.eled by the Church 1'iei.ud. lie has Heel from teiwn. The' steuy of his elenvnfall has boon a great shock to the re-slele'iits of this pl u-o, where both the pastor and his unhappy victim have heretofore been he. 1 In highest esteem. Keibinsem cume to Herkimer to pre-iicli abemt thre'e- years ago. lie had he-fore that bee'ti pastor eif a church at l'u'.ton, N. Y., and was looked em as one eif the' most talented men in the N irtliern CeiiuVrctico of the Me'thoeilst Church, lie was about fifty years of r.gc. lie nnd his wife, feir whom deep sympathy is nenv expresseel em every hand, made a n.etst f.i..rablo lmpres slein he-re- fl'i.ll (He beginning. In addition tei his church duties the pastor soon became active us a direc tor of the Keilts Institute-, a pre-para-teiry school fe.r inissionarle'S located hue, and he was the leading spirit In the1 antl-saleion h'ag:ie-. Miss Abbie llaytn-s was Just bud ding Into weimanhood when the new nJnister moved to Herkimer. She Is a daughter of Dr. W. I. llaynes, the '.ce -1 optician. 1: w..s le-:-s than a ye-ar ago. ne-cord-!i;S to a statement made by the young woman, that the preaehor first teieik endue liberties with her. The little sister was at scheieil one day and her mot her had gone e; it shopping. It was an aiionymeius letter that first warned Mr. Haynes that all was not v.e-ll. While the letter had neit been direetly trae-ed. it is gene-rally bi-lie'Ve-d that It came- from seime oue e-eimie-e-ted with the liquor Interests. Robinsem at first denied indignant ly and defiantly that there was any trui.ii in the charge and many eif his friends believed him. Then he was brought unexpectedly face to face with the girl before a committee of churchmen. She repeated her charges in trembling tones with bowed head and Robinson, woe-ping, admitted the had told the truth. "I am the meist miserable man in tho world," said Dr. Haynes. "Our hemic Is ruined. I no longer have a home. It would be better if all of us were dead. My wife has gone com pletely out of her mind with grief und Plume. The-re is nothing left for us in this world. Only a father who 'as loved a child as I have loved my littlo girl can know the misery eif it all." ROOT POINTS WAY. Says Hinman Should Lead New York Senate. Albany, N. Y., Mar. 10. Cnlted State's Senator Kllhvi Root, presuma bly reflecting tho wishes e.f President Tuft, has taken active charge ef the critical situation in the Republican party in New York State. On the eve of a conference of Republican Sena teirs called to elect a successor to Senator Jotham P. Allds as temporary President of the Senate, Senator Root sent a telegram to State Senator Fred erick M. Davenport, of Oneida Coun ty, adveicating the cunelidacy of Sena tor Harvey D. Hinman. of liingham tern, a stanch supporter of the policies of Governor Hughes, as against Sena tor George A. Davis, of Buffalo, and Senator George H. Cobb, of Water teiwn, rival aspirants for the leader ship. EMBEZZLED $1,000,000. French Agent in Charge of Church Properties Lost All In Stocks. Purls, March lu. M. djz. judicial trustee to the Tribunal of the Seine and formerly liquidator of properties of dlspossesse-d religious congrega tions, has been arrested on the charge of embezzling $1,000,000, of which ISOO.UOO belonged to the congrega lions and ?:0o,000 to common law af fairs. After his ureal he confessed his frauds. He nal1 ne hud ,OBt al, the money in bourse speculations. E. D. THOMAS, JR., A SUICIDE. Son of Brig. Gen. Thomas Shoots Him self at Colorado Springs. Cedorudo Springs, Col., Mar. 10 Karl D. Thomas, Jr.. 30 years old a son or Prig. Gen. Karl I). Tho,a8. ceJm 'lander of the De-partmeut of Colo rudo with headquarters In Denver fired a bullet int.) his brain In his room at a local hotel und died instant- Indications are that he had pre llie dltale suicide. ' Hub Mad Over Cheap Shows. Posion. Mar. K.I Investigating t ho high cost of living, tho Twentieth ( en ury Club has discovered that $V eutticul 0I1(, movlng f, asreekBo,ih'wiBtori RIOTING A START OF PHILADELPHIA STRIKE Every National Guard Regiment Or. dered Under Arms Following Walkout of Union Labor. Philadelphia, Mar. 10. Se-vcnty.rivn thousand workers in this e Ity. nce-or,. Ing to nn estimate Issued by the (;,.. oral Strike Commiitee of Te-n. ,., on strike. In response to the pro, l;MI,;,! lion by the Ce-ntral Labor Ciileui eail ing upon the working . hiss to , , , weuli and to remain em strike- imt further notice from the-ir a.-, re-iln, , re -pi e se llti't I es. .Mob Vieilenie- broo eiat with frih fury In the? northea;.). rn part eif the. city during the evening und d.-tise. creiwels eif me n anel boys swarnu el tin. stre-e-ts. stoning passing ears and ex changing shells will) the' Jeiliie-. Twei ine-ti were- shut and se-rieiuy wo;:nde-d In the- rioting. They w,.r William Dre-xle-r, forty seve-n years ! shot by n polie-e-ninn dining a ells' turbanee at l'rankfor.l ave-nue am Church street, and Robert Mcii;i, nllietee-n years ohl, who was wounded by a polle-e-man's bulle-t nt Howard stree-t and Siiseiue-hanna nve-nui-. Promptly at mielnlght union eiivlir-s. tras playing in (lie le-ading heite-ls atn cafes pie ked up the-lr Instruments and starte-d for the-lr homes. Cniem cab drivers and chauffeur' nisei aban.lone'd the-ir posts, and hoti'l and railroad cab u:id auleim.ibili-Fe-n le e. was badly crippled. The driv ers eif both taxle-ab se-rvice-s in tin city are- niembi-rs of a union nn.l re fused to take out the-lr mae hlnos afte-r the strike had gone Into effect. Many of tho machines are driven by their owners, wealthy men, who have, veilunte-ered feir police duty nnd have be-e-n sworn In by Director Clay. Kvery National Guard regiment in tho State was eirelereel under arms. Special trains have been ordered for those outside the city, and all prepara tions are made to move them at an hour's notice. The outlook Is ominous even to the niest cheerful eibse rve-rs. So much bitterness has ele-ve-leipe.l in tho last fe-w elays that the people eif Phil.-i.l.-l-phia are preparing feir any kind of trouble. An hour's walk in sections e.f the city sue-li as Ke-nsingtem where Un feeling against the P. R. T. Is meist Intense- Is sutthlent for any erne to un derstand what Is smoiilileriiig. Ken sington, where two-thirds eif the union nun live, will be the scat eif tremble The stre-ets are e-re.weleel with strik ers and their hangerstin. They spend part of the-ir time in the corner sa loems, the other part on the street corners cursing the non-union car crews. It seems certain that there will be a boycott against the cars nnd all trades-people doing business with the transit company. FINAL DECREE TO MRS. ASTOR. No Mention of Alimony; said to Be $350,000 a Year. White Plains, N. Y., Mar. 7. Py tue terms of a final decree of diveirce which Justice Mills In the Supreina Court at White Plains granted to Mrs. Alva Willing Astor from her husband, Ceil. John Jaeeib Astor, Mrs. Asteir has the custody of their daughter, Alice Muriel, while Col. Asteir retains charge of their son, Vincent. The decree is In tho usual form and contains ne mention eif nlimeiny. It is said that Mrs. Asteir and her husband reached an agreement ein this point before the suit was commenced. One report was that she Is to have an in-e-.eime of $3."0,O00 a year nnd to retain the feirtune that wus se-ttle-d upon her at the time of her marriage In lieu of dower rights. Actress Breaks Her Neck. Cincinnati. Mar. 8. Fifteen hun dred persons were horror stricken at a vaudeville theatre this afternoon when Augusta Fasslo, while perched on her brother's heael eighteen feet above the stage, leist her balance and fell head foremost to the floor, break ing her neck. Washington. Mar. 7. Until Com mander Peary submits his records to the House Committee on Naval Affairs that body will not make a favorable report on the bill to vote him the thanks of Congress. NEW YORK MARKETS. Wholesale Prices of Farm Products Quoted for the Week. MILK Per ejuart, 3?e. Dl'TTKR Western extra, 32ff33c; State dairy, 23 L'6c. CHEESE State. Full cream, special. 17 4 18c. EGGS State. Fair to choice, 24 25c; do, western firsts, 2628c. APPLES Baldwin, per bbl.. $2.75(3) 4.25. DRESSED POULTRY Chickens, per lb., 1524c; Cocks, per lb.. 14c; Squabs, per dozen, $2.00 5.75. HAY Prime, per 100 lbs., $1.15. STRAW Long Rye, per 100 lbs., 75 80c POTATOES State, per bbl., $1.37 1.G2. ONIONS-White, per crate, 35e.8 $1.00 FLOUR Winter patents, $5.CO6.10; Spring patents, $5.C0fi 6.85. WHEAT No. 2, red. $1.30; No. 1, Northern Duluth, 11.28 Ti. CORN No. 2. C8V6C OATS Natural white. 52Vi55c; Clipped white, 53 ! ff;'.1 V4 c. PEEVES City Dressed. 8fllc. SHEEP Per 100 lbs.. $5.004,0.00. CALVES City Dressed. 11 1& 10 Vic iA.MHS Per 100 lbs.. $8.50Jj lt.50. IIOGS-LIve, per 100 lbs., $9.75(i7 10.00; Country Dressed, per lb., 110 . 13c.