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College Student Stays In
Trance Fourteen Hours.
Classmate Puts Baptist Minister's
Son to Sleep, bnt Pails to Re
store Him Later When He
Wishes to Do So.
Hartford, Conn., Oct. 21. For four
teen hours Hurt on S. White, a fresh
man at the Connecticut Stnto college,
lay hypnotized, devoid of will power,
absolutely under the control of Axol
Borgeson, his classmate.
Borgeson, an aninteur In hypnotism,
tried to bring White out of tho hyp
notic state and failed because he bad
not the power or did not know how.
Then n physician was called and with
much dltnculty restored White to his
senses. He is nineteen years old, a
bright student, but for awhile after he
came to his mental powers wee as
feeble as those of n child of four.
White, the son of the Rev. Herbert
J. White, pastor of n Baptist church
hero, has been Interested In hypno
tism, but his father and mother had
warned him never to subject himself
to a test of its power. Borgeson had
the idea that ho has hypnotic power,
and he wanted a lot of students to
witness an exhibition of Ills powers.
He tried to put to sleep three or four
of his classmates and succeeded with
two, but they recovered quickly.
While, who is of a nervous temper
ament, flxed his eyes on Borgeson's,
who kept passing his hands before
White's face. In a few moments White
fell back, unconscious to nil nppear
nnces, rigid, his eyes closed.'
When he had been in a trance ten
hours one of the scared freshmen got
panic stricken and told President
Bench of the college of White's condi
tion. Borgeson enjoyed ids triumph brief
ly, then attempted to awaken White.
Try ns he might, until the sweat
poured down his face and he was
trembling with apprehension, Borge
son could not arouse White.
President Beach then called Dr.
William L. Iligglns of Coventry.
"Look me in the eye," ho said gent
ly, coaxingly, to White and repeated It
over and over ngain, while ho kept
White's eyelids open. "Look me in
the eye. Wake up. You are nil right.
You will be all right. Wake up, my
Now and again the doctor blew In
White's eyes. Soon they regained
their normal position, then they flxed
themselves on the doctor. After fif
teen minutes of such treatment White
sighed deeply, shivered from head to
foot and awoke.
"Good boy! You're all right now,"
said Dr. Iligglns, encouragingly. But
he was not. for soon lie relapsed into
unconsciousness. This time his eyes
were open and stnred vacantly straight
before him. Dr. niggins patiently re
sumed his treatment and brought his
patient to partial consciousness, but
the lad seemed in n stupor.
"This is tho most remarkable case I
have over treated," said the doctor.
"I cannot explain Borgeson's power to
hypnotize White and his lack of pow
er or knowledge to bring him up."
Stockholders of People's National Coal
Co. Get Injunction Against Officers.
Wllkcsburre, Pa., Oct. 21. Stock
holders of the People's National Coal
company, a concern capitalized at
000,000 and claiming to own 1,200
acres of coal land In Columbia coun
ty, got a preliminary Injunction re
straining the officers from doing any
The stockholders ollego that nt a bo
gus directors meeting $2,500,000 In
stock was devided between President
Uollepeter, Secretary Fisher nnd Di
rector Stein, that tho directors issued
treasury stock without authority nnd
Stein converted $10,000 of it for his
own use and that tho stockholders
were induced to buy through fraudu
lent use of the malls.
It is alleged that while tho promoters
declared thnt the property contained
(50,000,000 tons of coal It contains prac
tically none.
Thavs Mother Gets New Lawyers.
New York, Oct 21. Justice Blschoff
has signed an order substituting Kel
logg & Rose counsel for Mrs. Mary 0.
Thaw In the suit brought by Dr. Alien
McLane Hamilton for services as
alienist In place of Morschauser &
noysradt of White rialns. Kellogg &
nose will make the future efforts to
have Harry K. Thaw released from
She Expects English Women to Qet
Suffrage Within Two Years.
New York, Oct. 21. Before Mrs. Em
mcllne Pankhurst, the English suffra
gette lvulor, left for Boston today to
lecture in Trcmont temple sho held a
reception attended by many suftru
gettes. "Do you really think that militant
methods are more effective than con
servative ones, Mrs. Pankhurst?" asked
one woman.
"If I didn't I would not hare pur
sued the course I have," replied Mrs.
"I believe In suffrage," continued tho
one from Boston, "but I must confess
that I can't quite Imagine myself starr
ing In prison for It."
Mrs. Pnnkhurst's eyes flashed.
"Ah," sho exclaimed, "you don't be
lieve enough!"
"But do you think the American wo
mon are going to get the vote before
you do?" chorused sovernl voice.
"I don't know anything about Amer
ican politics," was the reply, "but I am
sure that If you do get it before we do
you will have to get It very quickly,
for we expect to get it before two
"It Is Impossible for you to under
stand our so called militancy unless
you know something of English poli
tics. No roform is ever attained ex-,
ccpt by bringing pressure to bear
tne government, and to do tulr Ae
must nrouse tho voters.
"iiunureas or worklngmon been
converted to our cause by omen ,nent for him to go back to the prize seven senators voted against the Re
golng to prison. Ever' ntlonal ring. I nublican tariff bill." k.H.1 Mr. Cannon.
.mi, vu iiuihu is . .iKiiuu m
nrouse the sympathy of the voters
ngninst tne government."
"Shall you have to go to prison when
you go back?" inquired a questioner.
"That hasn't been decided yet," said
Mrs. Pankhurst. "It all rests upon the
question ns to whether tho bill of
rights, which grants tho privilege of
presenting n petition in person, is pro
nounced obsolete or whether it is to
still form part of tho law of England."
France May Apply Her Maximum Tar
iff Rates on American Products.
Washington, Oct. 21. A serious tar- j
iff war between Franco nnd the Unit
ed States seems Inevitable, according
to information received at the stnte
and treasury departments. The pres
ent agreement with France will term!-1
nato Nov. 1, and the general belief
here is that France will apply her
maximum tariff rates on American '
products. This will have the effect
of seriously damaging American ex
port trade to that country.
The maximum nnd minimum fea-
tures of the new American tariff law
will not .go Into effect until March 30
ext. in ine meantime uie uniteu
States cannot raise the tariff rates, but
it can retaliate against France by
means of tho pure food law and also
under n section of the McICIniey tariff
law of 1800, which provided that In
ease any country discriminates against
American products the president Is
empowered to prohibit Importations
from that country.
Strong Chain of Circumstantial Evi
dence Re-enforced by His Confession.
Utica, N. Y., Oct. 21. Tho state hav
ing rested its case in the trial of Theo
dore Rizzo, accused of the murder of
Theresa Procoplo nnd Ferdlnando In
fuslno, the prisoner's counsel today be
gan the presentation of tho defense.
A verdict in the case by tonight is not
The prosecution has forged a strong
chain of circumstantial evidence around
Rizzo, and this was further re-onforc-
ed when Deputy Sheriff Beaupro testi
lled how the prisoner, in conversation
with lilra nt the jail, confessed that
he had killed the two children.
Beaupro said Rizzo had refused to
eat anything some days after ho was
taken to the jail. The deputy urged
Rlzzo to cat, nnd the prisoner then
mndo n full confession to him. saying
that he had no desire to eat becnuso
ho had murdered the children nnd was
ready to die for the crime.
Makes New Hour Record and Covers
Forty-seven Miles at Blackpool.
Blackpool, England, Oct. 21. Henry
Farman made a fine flight in his aero
piano during the aviation meeting here.
In a wind which sometimes blew at
tho rate of fifteen miles an hour he
flew 47 miles 1,184 yards in 1 hour 32
minutes 16 4-5 seconds.
During this flight Farman made a
new world's record for one hour's
flight He covered a distance of 30
mllea 1,877 yards in that time.
Internal Revenue Receipts Increase.
Washington, Oct. 21. Internal reve
nue collections for the month of Sep
tember show nn Increase over the col
lections of the same month last year of
12,055,074, The principal item of In
crease Is in the receipts from distilled
spirits, f 1.701,271.
Ex-Champion Declares He
Will fight Johnson.
Has Taken Off Nearly Forty Pound
by Having Mud Baths at Carls
bad Confident That He
Will Win.
New York, Oct. 21. James J. Jef
fries la a passenger on the Lusitanla,
which Is ncarlug Sandy Hook, and
wireless reports from the vessel reach
ed here today.
For nearly three months Jeffries
has been in Europe, but he has not
allowed pugilism to escupe his mind.
Even at Carlsbad, while taking the
mud baths, he could not get away
from the question:
Will you light Jack Johnson?'
Jeffries answered tills query In the
affirmative and added that he would !
whip the big colored champion easily,
but lie did not hint at the possible
date, and also Intimated that a purse
Of $100,000 WOUld be the Ollly Induce- 1
jeuries ueciareu mat lie weignea
030 pounds and never felt better in
hls life. H(! haa bmi oxcrctalllg ever
, Hneo last Murell aml has takcn off
IU,arI fort ,,, according to his
,.... t,.tein(.nt. Tin wehrh-i r.
pounds when he whipped Corbctt and
Fitzslmmons in California more than
six years ago and was at his best
then. lie says he needs at least four
months more to lit himself for a light
with Johnson.
Ho declared that Johnson's victory
over Kotchel didn't mean much, Inas
much as it was an outrage to allow
the little white man to go to certain
defeat. He also laughed at the story
that he would never light again and ,
said that he would convince every- ,
body that ho intended to take John
son on nt the earliest possible moment. '
Jeffries has $5,000 In cash posted In i
this city, and he will call Johnson's at- ,
tcution to it. Sporting men who are
eager to see the big battle arranged I
say that If the pugilists are sincere
they can get together under nu agree- ;
nieut of this kind:
A contest of forty-five rounds of 1
T," . . . , T
1 Tlll'an 111 1I111TIC1 IIOAll ll'Ull flltIM SM11-m
iui uncivil fuiiu uui-ll'll liy
a responsible promoter, with a side
bet of $10,000, to be posted In full as 1 ATTr r. -
a forfeit for appearance, the date to i 5nls ALKEL B ATOM I.
be not more than three months after i tho acts alleged on the supposed taxl
slgning articles. i cab ride, when his alleged companion
If Jeffries and Johnson alllx their
signatures to such an agreement and
post forfeits there will be numerous
offers for tho mill, but there Is only
one place In this country where it can
be pulled off without Interference and
where enough money can be taken in
to cover the amount of tho purse and
California is the logical battleground,
nnd Jnmes Coffroth of Colmn Stan'.'"
ready to hnng up n $r0,000 purse :
real money. A forty-five round bovt
is legal In that stnte.
Colored Champion Hurrying Eastward
to See Jim Jeffries.
Denver, Oct. 21. Jnck Johnson and
Promoter Coffroth left hero todny for
New York on the Overland limited to
talk with Jeffries nnd his manager and
arrange for the championship match.
Johnson seems to fear Jeffries will
try to run out of the fight by de
manding impossible conditions, where
as Johnson as champion is entitled to
make demands.
Coffroth said he was going to New
York to secjye the Jeffries-Johnson
flcbt If possible.
Hailed as a Convert In Women's Con
vention at Troy.
Troy, N. Y.. Oct. 21. The annual
convention of the New York Stnte Wo
man Suffrage association opened hero
with a large attendance of delegates.
The president, Mrs. Ella Hawley
Crossct, in her annual address paid a
tribute to Mrs. Bussell Sage ns fol
lows: "We rejoice that one of the early
Scholars, Mrs. Russell Sage, Is active
In so many noble philanthropies. We
all have reason to be proud of what
Mrs. Sage is doing and are glad that
sho has joined the suffrage club and
has actively engaged in the movement
for women's rights."
This statement wns greeted with
rapturous applause.
The executive committee recommen
dations Include the following:
"Introduce in the state legislature
the bill for a concurrent resolution to
amend the suffrage clause in tho state
constitution by striking therefrom the
word 'male.' "
Mrs. Belmont and Mrs. Mack ay will
make addresses before the convention
Ready to Fight the Insurgents Not
Republicans, if He Is One.
Chicago, Oct. 21.-Speaker Joseph O.
cannon continued his attack upon the
insurgents in nn address here.
"Ttvnntv mnmliara nt tlm liniiao nnil
"They are warring against the Repub-
llcnn majority In congress and ngninst
' the Republican president who signed
the bill.
I "Either they nre Republicans or we
'If they nre Republicans I mil not.
"If I nni n lti'Tiiihllpnn Miev nre not. i
"Hint u ii.v iwtritm nmi t nm nnt
afraid to preach it.
"Mr. Bryan does not have any hope
of obtaining a revision of the tariff in
the next congress. He wants to get a
Democratic house which will pass a
bill which the Republican senate will
i turn down and thus furnish him with
an issue for 1012.
"And Mr. (.'ummlns in opposing Re
, publican congressmen who voted with
their party Is joining hands with Mr.
Frank Work's Daughter Now Likely to
Get Her Divorce.
New York, Oct. 21. A sealed verdict
in favor of Frances Work Bntonyl in
her divorce suit against Aurel Bntonyl
was opened by Justice O'Gormau of
the supreme court. It sustains the
charge that Bntonyl was guilty of
misconduct with Margaret Allen.
The jury answered "Xo" to tho ques
tion whether Batonyi was guilty of
was Beatrice lirevaine.
The findings of the jury on tho two
questions of fact will now be sent
with the entire record in the case to n
justice sitting in the special term of
tho supreme court, who will hold a
hearing on tho questions, of law in
volved and will then enter n judg
ment. That one of the nets of mis
conduct has been proved to the satis
faction of the jury will be sufficient
to entitle Mrs. Bntonyl to n decree.
Elmer Burritt Bryan Inaugurated as
Head of the University.
Hamilton, N. Y., Oct. 21,-Elracr
Burritt Bryan was inaugurated as
president of Colgate university here
in the presence of representatives of
many colleges and universities.
The Rev. Dr. William Mangan Law
rence, president of the corporation,
presented the keys and charter to the
new president, and President Stryker
of Hamilton offered a congratulatory
nddrcss In behalf of other institutions.
The Rev. G. G. Johnson spoke for tho
Colgate nlumni, Dr. William II. Craw
Bhaw for the faculty nnd William X.
Murray for tho undergraduates.
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National Geographical Socie
ty Appoints Commission.
University of Copenhagen Declines
to Comply With Request to
Waive First Claim to
Dr. Cook's Data.
Washington, Oct. 21. Henry Gan
nett, chairman of the United States
geographic board; Rear Admiral Col
by M. Cheater, U. S. N formerly su
perintendent of the naval observatory,
and O. II. Tlttmun, superintendent of
the United States coast nnd geodetic
survey, all noted scientific experts,
will compose the commission of the
National Geographical society which
will pass on the records and proofs
submitted by Robert E. Peary to sub
stantiate his claim that he reached the
north pole on April 0. 1000.
It wns the desire of the National
Geogrnphlcul society, of which Pro
fessor Willis I.. Moore, chief of the
United States weather bureau, Is pres
ident, that Dr. Frederick Cook nnd
Commander Peury should submit their
records and proofs to the society si
multaneously. Request thnt this be
done was sent by the society to Com
mander Penry nud Drfaook.
When Dr. Cook was In Washington
recently lie said that he had promised
to submit his dntn to the University
I of Copenhagen, but thai he
present It synchronously to nn Ameri
can sclentltlc society. Subsequently
Dr. Cook left it to the determination
of the University of Copenhagen
whether his data should be passed on
exclusively by the university or should
be presented also to n board of experts
in the United States. The Nntlonnl
Geographic society received tills ca
ble message from Rector Torp of the
Copenhagen university in response to
the society's request thnt the univer
sity waive Its claim to an original ex
amination of Dr. Cook's records:
I "University regrets It Is nut nble to
I comply with your request."
I In view of tills attitude of the Unl
iverslty of Copenhagen the only qnes
jtlon to be determined by the committee
'of the National Geographic society Is
I whether Commander Penry reached
'the pole in April of this year. The
matter of Dr. Cook's claim to have dis
covered the pole in April, 1008, will
not be considered by the Geographic
society's committee.
The three men who will puss on
Commander Peary's claim are well
known in the scientific world. Chair
man Gannett, who has been head of
the United States geographic board
since 1882, is the author of many scl
I entlfic works, no was one of the
1 founders of the Nn'tlonal Geographic
'society and Is Its vice president. Ad
miral Chester was graduated from the
United States Naval academy In 18(in
and linn held many Important naval
assignments nt sen and nshore. He
had nn opportunity of displaying his
scientific knowledge as chief of the
naval hydrographic division nnd ns su
perintendent of the nnvnl observatory.
Mr. Tlttmnn, who wns n founder of
the Nntlonnl Geographic society, was
appointed superintendent of the coast
and geodetic Kiirvey in 1P00 and is n
member of the Alaska boundary com
Presbyterian Synn'3 Committeo Con
sidering the Black Charges.
Schenectady. N. Y Oct. 21. The
Presbyterian synod of New York, In
session here, referred to the judiciary
committee tho charges of violating the
church doctrine in permitting heresy
preferred against the synod of New
York city. The committee nt once be
gan consideration of the charges be
hind closed doors.
It Is alleged that the New York
synod permitted the ordination of tho
Rev. Alexander Black despite the fact
that the minister, who Is n graduate of
Union Theological seminary, refused
to subscribe to orthodox cardinal
Scriptural doctrines, such ns the im
maculate conception, the story of the
Garden of Eden nnd the whale swal
lowing Jonah.
To Aid Swedish Strikers.
Washington, Oct. 21. Tho executive
council of the American Federation of
Labor has sent an appeal for financial
assistance in behalf of the wage earn
ers now on strike in Sweden to all or
ganized labor In this country.
No Foul Play In Buchanan Case.
London, Oct. 21. A coroner's Jury
rendered a verdict that the sudden
doath late last Saturday night of W. I.
Buchanan, former American minister
to Panama, wus due to natural causes.
GrearProvince In Central
.Sudan Is Theirs.
Capital Taken by Storm, Snltax.
Compelled to Flee and His Sons
Killed Slavery Abolished
Over Wide Area.
London, Oct. 21. News has been re
ceived here of the conquest by a
French force of Wadnl, a province aa
large as Italy and the last stronghold
of the Mohammedan fanatics In the
central Sudan.
Tho information comes from Dr.
Kuinm, secretary of the Sudan United
mission, who has been visiting the
mission stations In northern Nigeria.
Dr. Kumm, writing from Port Ar
chambault, on the upper Shari river,
tells how the Moslem forces congre
gated In Wndat under Sheikh Senussi,
who had Imported great numbers of
Winchester rifles and other modern
firearms and some cannon.
No white man except Dr. Nochtigal,
a German, In 1872 ever crossed Wa
dal, other explorers hnvlng been killed
or barely escaped the fanatical Inhabit
ants. A party of eighty Frencli troops,
with their ofllcers, beat 3,000 of the
Wndnlans nt Dogotchi, and Inter 1500
men, with their ofllcers, utterly routed
the Wndnlnn army of 8,000 men, whose
general, Agld Mnmld, was killed, with
two sons of the sultan of Wadnl nnd
1.1(00 men. Tim French lost forty-nlno
Afterward the French troops were
badly beaten at Alngalngnl nnd lost
nil their transport nnlmals. If the
Arabs had pursued them It Is likely
that none of the French would have
A truce followed, but as the Arabs
continued strengthening their forces
nnd fortlflcntlons it was decided to at
tempt to capture the capital of Wndal,
A Frencli force of only 150 men and
two guns attacked a Wndnlnn nrmy of
12,000 men fifty miles from the capital,
routed them and pursued them to
Abesher. which was taken by storm.
The sultnn lied toward Dnrfur.
"This," writes Dr. Kunim. "means a
great deal for the central Sudan. It
means thnt slavery is nbollshed, Mos
lem conquest checked nnd the estab
lishment of peace for tho first time la
the history of those regions."
Mrs. Gardiner Hubbard's Motor Car
Hit by a Surface Car.
Washington, Oct. 21. Mrs. Gertrude
M. Hubbard, the venerable widow of
Gardiner Hubbard, the distinguished
scientist and geographer and founder
of the National Geographic society,
was killed here when a motor car in
which she was riding was struck by
an electric street car.
With Mrs. Hubbard in the motor car
was her sister, Mrs. Charles Nash of
Morrlstown, N. J. The Impact threw
Mrs. Hubbard out of her vehicle, and
she struck on her head. Mrs. Nash
nnd the chauffeur were not injured.
Mrs. Hubbard was eighty-four years
old. She v.-m the mother of Mrs. Alex
ander Graham Bell, wife of the noted
Ministry Says Amid Cheers In Spanish
Chamber That Number Was 1,112.
Madrid, Oct. 21. In the course of a
debate in the ?orles the minister of the
interior justified tho government's con
duct during tiio disturbances in Barce
lona when, ho said, revolutionary out
rages were responsible for the burning
of sixty-eight buildings devoted to reli
gion and the killing of 1!!8 and wound
ing of forty persons.
The arrests In connection with tho
uprising, the minister said, numbered
1,112. This figure was greeted with
ministerial cheers.
Man Locked Up While Taft Was at
San Antonio Asks Damages.
Dallas, Tex., Oct. 21. Because he
wus imprisoned during President Taf t's
visit to San Antonio, John Murray has
filed suit for $25,000 damages against
John E. Wllkic, chief of the United
States secret service.
Murray alleges that he was Jailed
during Mr. Taft's stay on a faiso
charge. Ho is secretary of the Politi
cal Refugees Defense league and was
arrested charged with violating tho
neutrality laws, but released for lack
of evidence,