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66th TEAR.
NO. 101
Butler Testifies Against
Mrs. Brokajy In Suit.
He Served Cocktails to Her In
Teacups, Tumblers and Shaken.
Broker's Brother-in-law
a Witness.
Mlneola, N. Y., Dec. 21. That some
one horsewhipped and kicked Mlsa
Lee, who was Mrs. Brokaw's maid at
High Point, N. O.; that Woods, the
Imtler, served frequent cocktails and
cigarettes at Mrs. Brokaw's door and
that a bill Mrs. Brokaw had set down
at $5,000 when she tried to figure up
the $30,000 that Brokaw spent on her
in one year was for only $2,510 were
some of the things brought out by the
defense in court here in Mrs. Bro
kaw's suit for separation and alimony.
Woods, the butler, said that the day
Mrs. Brokaw tried to leave Falrvlew
for High Point her father asked him
to lock the telephone booth so that she
could uot telephone for a carriage and
that later when Mrs. Brokaw saw the
nurse in the booth and the nurse would
not let her in be heard her say to Miss
Lee that she would make it hot for
her some day. After that Mrs. Bro
kaw told the witness that she had dis
charged Miss Lee.
Woods said he told Mrs. Brokaw
that he was sorry, as he had just giv
en Miss Lee some witch hazel to rub
her arm end leg where she had been
horsewhipped and kicked. Woods was
not suro that Miss Lee had rubbed
the extract anywhere except on her
hand because he didn't see her make
the application.
When asked if he had told Mr. Bro
kaw who had struck and kicked Miss
Lee, Woods said that he had not, be
cause Mrs. Brokaw knew who did it. ,
"I carried a .cocktail, to Mrs. Bro
kaw in the sun parjor," Woods testi
fied, "and she mentioned to me that
she had discharged Miss Lee. Then
I told her what I had given the nurse.
I said that Miss Lee told me that she
had been discharged by Mrs. Brokaw,
and she wanted the liniment to apply
to some bruises caused by kicks and
lashes from a whip."
"Was the name of the person men
tioned who applied the whip or did
the kicking?"
"Mrs. Brokaw knew who did it," re
plied the butler firmly.
"Was anything said to indicate she
had knowledge of the cuts on Miss
Lee's limbs?"
"Mrs. Brokaw was very cross, and
nobody asked her."
Woods declared that he had served
cigarettes to Mrs. Brokaw.
"Ever see her smoke them?" he was
"Yes, sir; one time I saw her extract
one from a small box. It was in the
log cabin. I saw her pulling."
Ho also declared that he brought
her cocktails in teacups, tumblers and
H. Bramhall Gilbert, brothcr-ln-law
of Brokaw, recalled that Mrs. Brokaw
bad visited at his town house on a cer
tain occasion while the Brokaws were
staying at the Sussex and that Mrs.
Brokaw had annoyed his wife so much
with little things that he had told her
not to do It any more.
"She disturbed my wife to such a
marked degree that I asked Mrs. Bro
kaw to cease her unnecessary visits,"
said Mr. Gilbert.
Boston and Maine and New Haven
Called to Negotiate With Unions.
Boston, Dec. 21. The New Haven
and the Boston and Maine have been
called upon to prepare for negotiations
with their employees' unions for a re
adjustment of wages and working
The official announcement from Chi
cago has reached the local union offi
cials that the proposition for higher
wages and a ten hour day was carried
almost unanimously in the referendum
vote of the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen and the Order of Railroad
Conductors, tha vote carrying with It
an expression of willingness to sup
port the demands with a strike.
The new standard scale which the
unions will seek to force through on
the New Haven and Boston and Maine
systems will amount to about 10 per
cent increase.
Bill to Prevent Gambling In Cotton.
Washington, Doc. 21. Representative
Levering of Massachusetts has pre
sented to President Taft a bill design
ed to prevent gambling In cotton and
agricultural products. The bill was
framed by Representative Scott of
Kansas, chairman of the house com
mute pa. agrieultws.
Insurgent Leader In Nicaragua Asks
For Recognition.
Washington Dec. 21. President Juan
J. Estrada of the provisional govern
ment in? Nicaragua has appealed to
Secretary of State Knox for formal
The United States will not recognize
the provisional government until it Is
In complete and undisputed control of
the machinery of the government of
Nicaragua and is competent to enter
into international obligations. Senor
Estrada's cable dispatch to Secretary
Knox was as follows:
To Secretary of State, Washington:
no cnange in the person or Zelaya as
chief enscutlve (elected by him or by the
congress he controls will be accepted by
the majority of the Nlcaraguan people
allied to our cause In the struggle for jus
tice. Peace in this country can only be
assured by the complete exclusion of Ze
laya and his followers. We will continue
fighting: until this is secured. In the name
of liberty and Justice on our side we ask
you to recognize my government.
Henry Caldera, the American vice
consul at Managua, reported to the
etate department the arrival there of
Jose Madriz, whom the Zelaya party
has placed in the presidency.
Zelaya, Mr. Caldera added, is mak
ing active military preparations and is
placing in office supporters of Senor
Idas, who, it is thought, will hold the
real power through his office of com
mander in chief of the army.
Unanimously Elected President by Nl
caraguan Congress.
Managua, Dec. 21. Dr. Jose Madriz,
who has been judge of the Central
American court of justice at Cartuge
for some years, was unanimously elect
ed president of the Nlcaraguan repub
lic by the national assembly. He at
once took the oath and assumed the
powers of his office.
Dr. Madriz's election came at the
close of rather a stormy session of
congress, but the members were all
heartily in favor of his election.
Action on the part of Secretary Knox
is awaited here with great anxiety by
the large American interests in Nica
General Juau Pablo Reyes, who led
the unsuccessful revolt against Zelaya
In 1890, has deserted Kstrhda. He se
cured a furlough ostensibly to visit his
family, but in reality to join Madriz.
When Estrada learned of the treach
ery of Reyes he denounced him bitter
ly. '"' 11 T--
$2,500,000 FIRE IN LONDON.
Five Bodies Found In Store Ruins.
Twenty Employees Missing.
London, Dec. 21. The loss in the
destructive fire at Clapham Junction
is placed at $2,500,000. Five bodlds
have been recovered In the ruins of
Ardlng & Hobbs' store, and twenty
employees are missing. It is feared
that they are dead under the debris.
It was in one of the show windows
of Ardlng & Hobbs' store that the Are
had its origin. A clerk while show
ing some goods to a customer knock
ed an umbrella against an electric
lamp. The bulb was broken, and the
glowing filament fell on one of the
numerous celluloid articles on display.
In an Instant the entire contents of
the window went up in flame.
It is probably true that no building
was ever consumed in such a short
space of time. The flames roared from
shop to shop until nearly half an acre
of buildings was on fire.
The proprietors, who were on the
premises, as well as the heads of de
partments, acted with coolness and
promptitude. Immediately the flames
were discovered the customers were
led across the buildings to a side
street, where all made their exit in
There were about COO employees In
the building when the alarm was given,
but the greater number escaped with
out injury. Four were Instantly killed
by leaping from third story windows
He Tells Syracuse 8tudents to Learn to
"Drivo With One Arm."
Syracuse, N. Y., Dec. 21. Chancellor
James R. Day In his farewell address
to the students on the' eve of the
Christmas vacation delivered in chapel
"I hope that you aro favored with
gopd sleighing while you young people
are at home. I hope also that all the
young men know how to drive with
one arm. If I were a girl I would not
go driving with a young man unless
be could drive with one arm."
The chancellor's address waa recelr
ed with" enthusiasm.
Frenoh Academy of Science Remem
bers Zeppelin and the Wrights.
Paris, Dec. 21. The Academy of Sci
ences has decided to award gold med
als for aerial flights to the following
aviators: Blerlot, Henry Farman,
Count de Lambert, Latham, Bantos
Dumont, Count Delavaulx, Gabriel
Volsln, Orville and Wilbur Wright and
Count Zeppelin. .
Secretary of Interior De
mands Congress Inquiry.
President Taft Considers Him
Much Wronged Man Chief
Forester Pinchot May
Have to Go.
Washington, Dec. 21. Moved to an
ger by the charges and insinuations
made against him in connection with
the water power site policy of his ad
ministration and the Cunningham coal
cases In Alaska, Secretary of the Inte
rior Richard A. Ballinger has deter
mined to remain quiet no longer.
Mr. Ballinger now demands an in
vestigation by congress into his offi
cial conduct. The way has been paved
for such an Inquiry, and cither the
senate or the house will appoint a
committee to look into the allegations
Involving Mr. Ballinger.
The resolution for an inquiry will be
presented in the senate by Mr. Nelson
of Minnesota, who is chairman of the
committee on public lands, or Mr.
Jones of Washington, Mr. Balllnger's
own state. The resolution will provide
for an Inquiry also into the workings
and policies of the forestry bureau, a
subordinate branch of the agricultural
department, of which Gilford Pinchot
Is chief.
President Taft is in thorough sympa
thy with Secretary Balllnger's desire
for a probing into the coal land cases
and the water power site controversy.
He believes that the attacks made on
Mr. Ballinger' are the most outrageous
ever directed against a public man and
bus expressed indignation on account
of them.
In the president's opinion Mr. Ballln
ger's official conduct has been abso
lutely clean, and any investigation into
what he has done as secretary of'-the
interior or into his conduct as commis
sioner, of the general' lurid office or as a
practicing attorney in the interim be
tween leaving one federal office and
taking up the duties of another will
demonstrate that .lie has been deeply
wronged by -,the newspapers, maga
zines, periodicals and Individuals who
have sought t bring his good, name
into disrepute.
Mr. Balllngersays he will welcome
an investigation, and he hopes con
gress will take up the matter without
delay. The attack made last week on
Mr. Ballinger and Commissioner Den
nett of the general land office by Rep
resentative Hitchcock, a Nebraska
Democrat, is regarded as having had
much to do with the decision of the
secretary of the interior to invite con
gress to look Into his stewardship.
It Is reported on good authority that
the administration has come to the
conclusion that it would be well for
Forester Pinchot to leave the govern
ment service. The nttacks on Ballin
ger are attributed to employees In Pin
chot's forestry bureau.
Contest For $56,000,000 Estate Left by
King Leopold.
Brussels, Dec. 21. Princesses Louise
and Stephanie have definitely decided
to take legal proceedings to recover
the fortune of the late King Leopold,
the value of which Is stated to be $50,
000,000 in real estate and shares in in
dustrial companies and $0,000,000 In
objects of nrt and jewels.
Lawyers for the Princesses Louise
and Stephanie will shortly commence
legal proceedings with this object in
view. The action will be brought
against the Soclete Immoblllere Anon
yme, which was founded by the late
king, and also against the royal en
dowment In respect to the Kongo and
ugainst the Countess Vaughan.
The Countess Vaughan has left here
for the Chateau de Balllncourt In
France. A dispatch from Rome says
a long communication has been receiv
ed at the Vatican from the Belgian
authorities in regard to the status of
the Countess Vaughan and her chil
dren. The Belgian minister, it was
said, had discussed the matter with
Cardinal Merry del Vol, the papal sec
retary of state.
Revivalist 8t!rs Merchants to Give
Their Stock to the Flames.
Carson, Nev., Dec. 21. Dr. F. E.
Koakum, founder of the Pisgah move
ment in Los Angeles, who professed
to heal cripples and all diseases in the
name of Christ, is here.
Ho has started the greatest revival
in the history of Nevada. Ho has burn
ed hundreds of gallons of liquors and
many pounds of tobacco given' to him
by mercantile establishments that have
seen the error of their ways.
Mrs. Troy Receives Highest Honor
Conferred by Indians.
Auburn, N. Y., Dec. 21. The highest
honor ever conferred upon a white per
son by the red man was granted to
Mrs. Helen F. Troy of this city at the
Onondaga Indian reservation, the capi
tal of the Six Nations, when she was
formally adopted into the clan of the
In the presence of the Onondaga
braves and representatives of the Mo
hawks, Oneldas, Cayugas and Senecas
the wlerd ceremonies of adoption and
christening were carried out, with
Chief Logan, the patriarch of the
Onondagas, in charge. Mrs. Troy was
christened by Polly Laforte, the head
woman of the Onondagas. She was
given the name of Qar-Weh-Ne-Sho,
moaning the spirit dipping into the si
lent waters.
Mrs. Troy, seated with the chiefs,
was the center of the dance of pleas
ure, while all the braves chanted a
mystic phrase. The ceremony ended
with a feast of the Indian dish, com
posed of corn, beans and beef juice.
Mrs. Troy received her name be
cause of lifelong research into Iroquois
legends and mythology. She Is the
author of an Indian dictionary in the
six Iroquois dialects.
American Archbishop Cables a Prayer
to Dying Cardinal.
Rome, Dec. 21. The slight improve
ment in the condition of Cardinal Sa
tolll has been followed by a relapse.
The physicians now believe that his
death is 'only a matter of a few hours.
The following cable dispatch has
been received from Archbishop Ire
land of St. Paul:
"With a whole heart full of admira
tion for you I pray God to continue to
watch and care for you durlug your
Cable dispatches have also been re
ceived from practically the entire
American esplscopate expressing the
hope that the cardinal may recover.
Although extremely weak, the car
dinal retains consciousness and, real
izing that he is nearing the end, says
that he is prepared for death.
Widow of Millionaire Stetson Returns
Alone From Europe. '
Philadelphia, Dec. 21. Much curiosi
ty was aroused In society circles here
when it was learned that Countes3
Eulalia, who was Mrs. John B. Stet
son, widow of the millionaire hat man
ufacturer, had returned from Portu
gal without her husband, Alexlo de
Querloz Rlderlo de Sotto, Count de
Santa Eulalia.
She has fetlred to Idro, her country
estate in KIkins Park, and will sue
for divorce.
The count and countess went abroad
in October, shortly after Mrs. Jo
sephine P. Ernest of Chicago announc
ed that the count owed her $10,000
for having introduced him Into society,
presented him to Mrs. Stetson and
taught him to make love to the wealthy
Count Eulalia Is an artist and re
cently bad a studio In New York. Re
cently he has been engaged in a me
morial of Augustus St. Gaudens.
The countess is worth several mil
lion dollars. The wedding was cele
brated In July, 1008, after a special
dispensation, the bride being a Protes
tant, had been granted by Archbishop
Balfour Kept Out of Campaign.
London, Dec. 21. Arthur J. Balfour,
the Unionist leader, Is confined to his
home with an attack of pulmonary ca
tarrh. Ho has been unable to attend
any of tho pwitical meetings.
Diamond From a Rooster's (Hazard.
Caldwell, N. J., Dec" 21. John Carl,
a farmer, near Montvllle, killed a nine
pound rooster for the family dinner.
In tho gizzard of the bird he found a
diamond, which a jeweler told him
was worth $75.
Yale Professor Dies In Sanitarium.
Litchfield, Conn., Dec. 2L Professor
Emeritus George Park Fisher of Yale
university died suddenly la a saatta
Ham hers.
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Interstate Commission Re
ports 1 0,3 1 3 Slain.
Board Asks Congress to Amend Law
So That It May More Effec
tively Enforce Reason
able Rates.
Washington, Dec. 21. The report of
the interstate commerce commission,
presented today to the senate and
house of representatives, sbowr that
the total number of casualties to per
sons on the railways for the year end
ed June 30, 1008, was 114,418, of which
10,188 represented the numb'er of per
sons killed and 104,230 the number in
jured. These figures do not include acci
dents reported by switching and ter
minal companies, as follows: Employ
ees, 05 killed, 880 injured; passengers,
2 killed, 30 injured: other persons, 58
.killed, 88 injured; total, 125 killed,
1,004 injured.
Casualties occurred among three gen
eral classes of railway employees in
the service of carriers other than
those classed as switching and termi
nal, as follows: Trainmen, 1,842 killed
and 35,821 injured; switch feeders,
crossing tenders and watchmen, 137
killed, 1,008 Injured; other employees,
1,420 killed, 45,508 Injured. The casual
ties to employees coupling and uncou
pling cars were: Employees killed, 222;
injured, 3,378.
The total number of casualties to
persons other than employees from be
ing struck by trains, locomotives or
cars was 5,018 killed and 4,572 Injured.
Urging the need of amendments to
the law, the commission says:
"The experience of the past yCar
confirms our conviction that .certAin'
amendments are necessary to enable
the commission to more fully accom
plish the purposes of the act.
"There is, in our opinion, urgent
need of a physical valuation of the
interstate railways of this country.
Even assuming that the valuation of
our railways would be of no assist
ance to this commission in establish
ing reasonable rates, It is still nec
essary if those rates are to be success
fully defended when attacked by the
carriers that some means be furnished
by which within reasonable limits a
value can be established which shall
be binding upon the courts and the
"It seems plain to us also that some
method should be provided by which
railroads can be prevented from ad
vancing their rates or changing their
regulations and practices to the disad
vantage of the shipper pending an in
vestigation into the reasonableness of
the proposed change. Confusion and
discrimination result from present con
ditions. "Nothing can be more fallacious than
to assume that damages are in most
Instances a remedy for the extortion
of an unreasonable rate, nor, if it
should b'e finally held that courts have
authority to prohibit advances, are the
injured parties in most cases able to
conduct an expensive litigation and file
the enormous bonds which are neces
sary to the obtaining of an injunction.
"There is no absolute standard of a
reasonable freight rate, and there is
therefore no absolute right upon the
part of a railroad to charge a particu
lar rate. Where a given rate has been
in effect, often for years, a strong pre
sumption of its reasonableness arises,
and there is no hardship in giving this
commission authority in its sound dis
cretion to require a continuance of
that rate .until opportunity has been
afforded to investigate the proposed
"If this body Is to be relied upon to
correct unreasonable railway rates,
regulations and practices, instances
must freauently arise in which no
formal ' complaint will be tiled, but
where Investigations ought to be had
and. orders made. Our experience
shows that it will often bo necessary
to broaden the scope of complaints
which aro filed and prosecuted if jus
tlco is to be done between different
communities. We believe that wher
ever it appears, either from a formal
complaint filed or from informal com'
plaint received or from the general
knowledge of the commission, that a
given situation ought to bo Investigate
ed, tho commission should have au
thority upon its own motion or by
modifying a complaint already filed to
prosecute an adequate inquiry upon
notice to the carrier and to mako a re
lieving order If one bo required.
"The need of exercising control over
railway capitalization is again urged
upon the attention of the congress.
"The commission also recommends
that It have broader authority to pre
scribe and enforce general regulations
relating to the movement of .traJHc.
When a e
tice has b
tary actio
Ird of reasonable prac
:tabllsbed by the volun
the carriers or can be
,ied by suitable lnvestl-
fairly asc,
conformlty to that standard
should be made obligatory, and thia
can best be done, lu our judgment, by,
empowering the commission to moke
suitable regulations. This gives to tho
approved practice the sanction and
suppport of public authority and oper
ates to secura its uniform observance."
Court Decides Baby Was
foisted on Nobleman.
Woman Confesses on Her Death
bed That She Bought the Child
In Order to Practice
Berlin, Dec. 21. The end has been,
reached of a famous case of child sub
stitution which has occupied the .at
tention of the German courts for
It was decided by the highest tri
bunal at Posen that the boy Joseph
Kwileckl, who has been the cause ot
all the litigation, is not a scion of a
noted Polish house, but is the child
of a simple Gallcian peasant.
The court decrees that he must leavo
the palace or castle, where he has been
treated as the heir to high honors and
rich estates, for the hut of a crossing
watchman on a Gallcian railway. That
is where his foster mother is cm
ployed. The case has been full of surprises
from its inception. At first tho courts
decided that the lad was the son of
the Countess Kwileckl of Poland.-
After some' years the woman gross
ing 'keeper cam' forward at the-'be
hest of-the-Kwileckl heir's and confess
ed that her mother ha bought tbe
child from n midwife in Cralow. There
was a pretended accouchement of tbe
countess at Berlin. After the countess"
death the boy was regarded as the
genuine heir.
The crossing sweeper told the court
that her mother on her deathbed ex
acted from her a promise that she
would reveal the truth to the Kwileckl
heirs. The court held that the story
as told by the woman was provea,
and the decision followed.
Joseph Adolf Stanislaus, Graf von
Kwlllz-Kwileckl, was born in Berlin
on Jan. 27, 1897, the fourth child and
only son of Anton Joseph von Bellna
Weslerskl, Graf von Kwilez-KwileckL
and his wife Isabella, Grafin von Buln
Buinsku. The mother was born on March 3,
1840, and was therefore fifty-one ycara
old at the time of the birth of the
boy. She was married in July, 1864,
and her three daughters were born,
Luise on Sept. 10, 1805; Isabella, June
13, 1873, and Marie, Oct. 12, 1870.
The house belongs to the Roman
Catholic Polish nobility, but the title
was only assigned to the present
branch in 1853, and the disputed
child's putative father succeeded to
it on the death of Count Joseph Kwi
leckl on Nov. 3, 1800. The entailed
estate of Wroblewo, together with
Wierzochln, Klodzlsko, Gluchowo, Pa
kawls and Dabrowa in Posen, go with,
the title.
New Police Chief For Canal Zone.
Washington, Dec. 21. Colonel J. P,
Fytfe of Kentucky has been appointed
by Secretary of War Dickinson to com-
mand the police department of the
Panama canal zone. He was colonel
of a Tennessee regiment during tha
Spanish war and is one of the most
widely known national guardsmen la
tiio smith.
Will of Consuelo, Duchess of Manches
ter, Expresses Affection.
London, Dec. 21. The will of Con
suelo, dowager duchess of Manches
ter, who before her marriage was Miss
Consuelo Yznaga, has been probated
here. Tho estate is valued at $1,050,
000. After making provision for her
grandson, Viscount Maudevllle, and
the other children of her son, the Duke
of Manchester, and his wife, formcrly
Helcua Zimmerman of Cincinnati, the
will directs that tbe residue of the
estate shall be held In trust for the
duke for life.
Tho will bequeaths to Queen Alexan
dra a rubv and diamond bracelet
which, tho testator says, "I would ,lkJ
my respectful affection."
From tbo American estate a sum of
$250,000 Is put In trust for tbe yotragec
children of the Duke of Manchester,