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Wayne County Organ
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66th YEAR.
NO. 103
His Answer to Bessie De
Voe's Suit Is Filed.
Actress Produces Letters Addressed
to "Dearest Bessie" by Young
Multimillionaire, Sending
Love and Kisses.
New York, Dec. 28. Frank Jay
Gould has filed his reply to the charges
of fraud and misrepresentation which
Bessie De Voe, a former stage favor
ite, brought against him in her action
for $250,000 damages in connection
with an alleged promise to marry her.
His answer says he never promised
to wed the actress and is a general de
nial of the accusations. It was not
put in, however, until after his law
yers had exhausted their efforts to ob
tain a further extension of time, which
they had previously obtained twice.
Miss De Voe's lawyers hold commu
nications of a most affectionate char
acter alleged to have been sent by Mr.
I ' ! V
Gould to Miss De Voe. In number
they are sufficient to make a full sized
volume. Here Is one of them:
New York Yacht Club, Nov. 9. 1908.
Dearest Bessie So at last you did write
"Frank" perhaps If you keep on writing
It that It will come more natural In talk
ing I like It any way. I have been so
busy with the kids and also about a small
dinner I had at the house Saturday even
ing that I could not come In. You are as
sweet as ever and sweeter, for you wrlto
mo when I owe you a couple of answers.
Have also been rather put out by some
Hhlng I heard about the case (divorce).
Will tell you what next time I see you.
Flease don't feel badly at anything I said,
dear; think I know what you have refer
ence to, but please don't. May come over
tomorrow 'or little while. Will write
more later. Yours as ever, FRANK.
In order to qualify himself for the
company of n young girl who was an
expert dancer Mr. Gould, it appears,
took lessons in the terpslchorean art
and was nicknamed by his friends in
the Seawanhaka Yacht club the "danc
ing commodore." In reporting his
progress he wrote to Miss De Voe:
Flagship Helentta, July 8, 1906.
Dearest Bessie Did you see this notice
of the "dancing commodore" before?
What would I make a week In vaudeville,
or had I better go Into the legitimate T
Received your third letter this morning,
and It made me feel better. Could not
come to New York on Monday, but today
feel a little better, probably on account
of the cooler weather and your note. I
certainly miss you very much. You must
know that. Bessie, but even If you had
been here I could not have seen you. 1
understand their going to send up again
to Canada for more witnesses, but there
la nothing they can get, so am not wor
rying. Much love to you, dear, and re
gards to mother. Your FRANK.
Address care of Mr. Howard Gould, on
board steam yacht Invincible.
The reference herein to "their going
to send to Canada for more witnesses"
Is believed to apply to the lawyers for
Mrs. F. J. Gould In her divorce case.
Mr. Gould wanted his little daugh
ters, Dorothy and Helen, to meet Miss
De Voe, "their future mother," so he
took them to the Slayback home, as
the following letter shows:
My Own Dear Bessie I saw- Mr. and
Mrs. Slayback last night after dining
alone, and Mrs. Slayback wants you to
come over next Sunday In time for lunch'
and spend the night If you care to. Then
Sunday afternoon, as the "kiddles" are
.with me, I will bring them up to Seventy-fourth
street to call on you. Won't
you do this! Say "yes," please. Hadmy
photograph taken for you today and hop
to have the proofs next time I come over,
perhaps tomorrow or Thursday. Am go
Ink out with my brother Ed this evenlnc.
All my love and kisses to the only Bessie
" V l
zron br FRANK.
Presidont of Switchmen's Union Asks
President Taft's Aid.
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 28.-Tbe
switchmen's strike goes on. The laboi
leaders refuse to accept the offer of
thu railway managers, and peace ne
gotiations are at an end.
A general strike of the eleven unions
comprising the railway department of
the American Federation of Labor ap
pears Imminent. Governor Adolph
Eberhart admits that his efforts to ad
Just differences .between switchmen
and railroads have failed.
Two thousand five hundred men are
directly Involved in the northwest
switchmen's strike, but more than 20,
000 coal, iron, copper and iron miners
have been laid off between St Paul,
Duluth and the Pacific coast because
of the strike.
It now looks like n general strike
throughout the United States. Presi
dent Perham of the Switchmen's un
ion has gone to Washington to ask the
Intervention of President Tuft and the
Interstate commerce commission. Traf
fic is badly tied up, and many towns
are suffering for fuel.
Before he left this city President
Perham asked Governor Eberhart to
appeal to the interstate commerce
commission to Intervene to prevent a
strike which would paralyze railway
traffic between states in the northwest.
The refusal of the railways to guar
antee the re-employment of every
striker within a fixed time is the rock
upon which the conference struck.
Having delivered their ultimatum dn
this point, the railway managers left
the office of Governor Eberhart.
Girl Bank Cashier Jells of Taking $97,
000 For Her Dowry.
Chicago, Dec. 28. Angelina Schla
vone, daughter of u wealthy banker,
was called as a witness In Judge Tut
blll's court here and told in detail how
she robbed her father's bank of $97,
000. She took the money, she said, so she
might give it to her uncle and aunt
and cousins, who had promised to pro
vide a husbaniTfor her In return.
The girl had kept a record of all her
thefts in a note book, and from this
she read her story of the robbery, ,
committed while she was cashier in i
the bank.
"Every day I took some money out
of the bank," she said. "The amounts
varied from $100 to $500 a day. Most
of this I gave to my uncle, some I gave
to my uuut and some to Mollie, my
"They promised to got me a hus
band. When I got enough of the mon
ey to satisfy them I was to take more.
Then I was to be married to my
"But were you married?" asked the
"No," said the girl, pouting.
Strangled In Their Homo and Minis,
ter's Body Thrown Downstairs.
Washington, Ind., Dec. 28. The Rev.
William Bitter and his wife were
found murdered in their home, near
here, and the entire county Is aroused.
The wife was found lying full length
upon the fioor of the sitting room of
their country home, her head toward
the fireplace and her hair disheveled.
She was in her bare feet and had
probably made ready to retire when
the crime was committed. 'She was
choked to death.
The body of the minister was found
In the cellar, at the foot of the stair
way. He had been strangled and
thrown downstairs. Both bodies were
stiff, and there is no way of telling
when the double crime was commit
ted. They were last seen alive last
Friday, when Milford Ketchum and
wife, who had been gnesta of the Bit
ters, left the house.
New Senator Not to Be a Candidate
For the Legislature.
Jnckson, Miss., Dec. 28. Governor
Noel has appointed Colonel James Gor
don of Oklahoma as United States sen
ator from Mississippi to succeed A. J.
McLaurln, deceased.
The appointment Is temporary until
the legislature can elect a senator for
the unexpired term and is made with
the understanding that Senator Gor
don will not be a candidate for the
The senator is seventy-six years of
age, a native of Mississippi and served
with distinction In the Confederate
Frellnghuysen to Preside and Acker
min to Be Majority Leader.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 28. At a caucus
of the Republican members of the next
senate Senator Joseph S. Frellnghuy
sen was selected for president.
Senator Frellnghuysen 1b the father
of the present New Jersey automobile
legislation and la a candidate for the
nomination' for governor next fall.
Senator Ernest B. Ackerman of Un
ion was a freed upon ai majority lead
en the noon
Admits He Got Wife's Maid
to Spy Upon Her.
Millionaire Reconsiders His Offer
For a Reconciliation Made
Affidavit Thatjte Has
$70,000 a Year.
Mlneola, N. Y Dec. 28.-W. Gould
Brokaw became confused and proved
a bad witness for himself when ho
was cross examined In court here In
his wife's separation suit. Arthur J.
Baldwin, Mrs. Brokaw's lawyer, han
dled the millionaire without gloves
and trapped him into making impor
tant admissions.
The lawyer made much of the means
by which Brokaw kept track of his
wlfo's actions while he was in North
Carolina and she was at Great Neck,
and he forced Brokaw to confess that
the system of espionage originated
with Miss See, Mrs. Brokaw's former
"Mies See phoned to Dr. Helnckle,
and then I later learned what was
going on," he replied guilelessly.
"So complete was the system that
you knew what she did twelve hours
after, didn't youV"
Miss See is the maid who Wood, the
butler, testified, was discharged by
Mrs. Brokaw after being whipped.
Brokaw seemed greatly surprised
when Baldwin asked if he ever em
ployed detectives to follow Mrs. Bro
kaw. Pressed to answer, he said ho
didn't remember.
He was compelled to admit that fol
lowing u quarrel with ills wife at the
Hotel Manhattan he declared at a con
ference, "I want a divorce." At that
time Mr. Baldwin had declnred that
Mrs. Brokaw didn't want a divorce.
Mr. Brokaw said that he had chang
ed his mind about wanting to take his
wife back.
Although no longer ago than last
Friday he was ready to begin over
tures for a reconciliation, he declared
that he no longer loved the plaintiff
and that he would never agree to mak
ing up. He had been quite willing to
settle the quarrel in good faith, but
something he heard the other day had
caused him to reconsider. He didn't
explain what it was that, he had heard.
Mr. Brokaw denied that he had ever
accused his wife of flirting with Dr.
Chipman, Jimmy Martin, Dr. Pou or
any other man. Mr. Brokaw wanted
to know if this was not the real cause
of the many quarrels between the Bro
kaws, and Brokaw declared it was
Switching suddenly to another line,
Lawyer Baldwin, shouting fiercely and
shaking his index linger, wanted to
know if Brokaw had not been fond of
his wife.
"Yes, I was," declared Brokaw.
"Did you say you were ready for
a reconciliation?"
"Only what I said in court here."
"Tell us what you said In court
about taking your wlfe4)ack?"
"I said that if Mrs. Brokaw would
try to be different and If I could be
lieve her under those circumstances I
might take her back that Is, under
certain conditions, but I did not re
view the conditions."
"Do you or do you not want your
wife to come to you now?"
"Under certain conditions I found
out the other night no, I do not,"
stumbled the witness.
"You don't want her back ever?"
"Not since what I found out the
other night. No!"
"When this trial began, did you love
Mrs. Brokaw?"
"I had a feeling for her."
Mr. Baldwin forced Brokaw to ad
mit that when Justice Jaycox had fix
ed temporary alimony'' ho (Brokaw)
made affidavit that his Income was
$70,000 a year. Brokaw explained that
he had made such an affidavit, but did
not know the state of bis financial af
fairs. Since then he bad learned that
his Income was only about $40,000 a
President Permits Him to Pay Hla
Fine of $2,000 In Installments.
Washington, Dec. 28. President Taf t
has approved a recommendation made
by Attorney General Wlckersham that
Bernard McFadden, erstwhile publish
er of a physical culture magazine at
Trenton, N. J., who was convicted of
sending indecent matter through the
malls, shall be permitted to pay bis
fine of $2,000 In Installments of $200 a
McFadden was fined and sentenced
to prison. He carried bis case to the
United States supreme court, and
when that tribunal affirmed his sen?
tence he appealed for a pardbn, and
the president commuted the sentence
by waiving tie Imprisonment on con
dition that the toe be paid la fall. 1
Rejected Suitor Murders Bridegroom
Three Minutes After Ceremony.
Strickland, Pa., Dec. 28. Three min
utes after he had been married to Miss
Rose Lee Butler and as he was about
to enter a carriage with his bride
Gabriel Den was shot to death by Jos
eph Jackson, who had been a suitor
for the girl's hand.
As Len fell dead at the feet of the
bride Jackson turned to the girl and
cried: "You are responsible. You pre
tended to love me, but threw me over
for Len. I told you that no other
man should have you, and I have kept
my word."
Jackson fled and has not been appre
hended. The girl denies that she ever
encouraged Jackson.
Found Suffering In Central Park and
Carried to a Cab.
Now York, Dec. 28. Andrew Carne
gie, who was to havo entertained
President Taft at dinner if the snow
had not deterred the president from
coming to the assembly of historical
societies, is laid up in bed with a
bruised knee, the result of n fall In
Central park.
Mr. Carnegie slipped on an icy strip
of pavement in the park. He was
walking alone. At a point opposite
Seventy-ninth street, well inside the
park, there is u slope of sidewalk
where some youngsters had been coast
ing. Loose snow hid the glassy sur
face, and Mr. Carnegie lost his foot
ing. His left knee received his weight,
and the kneecap was Injured.
One of the park watchmen hurried
to Mr. Carnegie and helped him to a
bench, and n hackman was called to
drive him home. Mr. Carnegie was
suffering acutely.
Pour Italian laborers chanced to be
near, aud they volunteered to help.
They and the watchman lifted Mr.
Carnegie carefully to his feet, and
the cabman took him on his back.
The little trip to the cab was made
on the back of the cabman, with the
Italians and the watchman forming
n bodyguard. They lifted him on to
the cushions of the cab and started
When they reached the Carnegie
home the family butler hurried to the
curb and helped the others ns they
carried Mr. Carnegie to his room.
There he was attended by his physi
cian, Dr. Jasper J. Garmany.
President Diaz Will Entertain Deposed
Ruler of Nicaragua,
City of Mexico, Dec. 28. Despite the
fact that the Mexican government real
izes It is Incurring a heavy responsibil
ity in offering a haven to Jose Zelaya,
the deposed president of Nicaragua,
administration officers here are prepar
ing a warm 'reception for him when he
arrives in the capltol.
Minister Castro of Nicaragua is au
thority for the statement that Presi
dent Diaz will entertain Zelaya per
sonally and will grace any formal re
ception that may be given In honor of
the deposed ruler.
Minister Castro says thnt Zelaya will
remain in Mexico looking after some
of his investments here for a few
weeks. Then he will sail to Belgium
to take up permanent residence In a
palace ho owns near Brussels.
Belgium Is the native land of Ze
laya's wife, and several years ago the
Nlcaraguan secured a residence near
Brussels presumably for just such a
contingency as be now faces.
Unofficial information from Wash
ington to the effect that the state de
partment will hold Zelaya to account
for the killing of the Americans, Groco
and Cannon, causes little comment
here. The Mexican government seems
to be disposed to' take the stand that
so long as Zelaya has not been found
guilty of murder before a proper tribu
nal Washington can take no offense If
Zelaya Is received here.
To Fill Senator Raines' Seat.
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 28. Governor
Hughes has called a special election
for Tuesday, Jan. 25, to fill the va
cancy caused by the death of the lata
Senator John Raines of Canandalgua.
This district comprises the counties of
Ontario, Waynn and Yatee.
New President of Nicaragua
Mobilizes troops.
Admiral Kimball Lands 700 Amer
ican Marines on an Island
Owned by Salvador, Just
North of Corinto.
Washington, Dec. 28. Rear Admiral
W. W. Kimball, comraiiuduig the
American naval force at Corinto, Nica
ragua, has sent a dispatch to the navy
department saying that President Jose
Madriz of Nicaragua, to whom Jose
Santos Zelaya turned over the affairs
of the government at Managua, has Is
sued a proclamation to the people of
Nicaragua declaring In favor of gen
erul elections for the election of the
uext president of the republic.
Madriz also invited the Insurgents
under General Juan J. Estrada, tho
president of the provisional govern
ment, to lay down their arms and turn
their rifles and ammunition over to
the government.
A dispatch was also received at the
sto te department from Henry Caldera,
the American vice consul at Managua,
saying that Madriz was sending troops
eastward with tho intention of meet
ing the insurgent nrmy, which wns
supposed in Managua to be advancing
on the capital. The son of nn Ameri
can citizen at Grenada, he added, bad
been beaten and arrested. Mr. Caldera
gave no further details of the assault.
With the assent of the republic of
Salvador Admiral Kimball has landed
a detachment of 700 marines on one of
the islands in the gulf of Fonesca, a
short distance north of Corinto. The
marines had been aboard the Buffalo
for. several weeks, and Admiral Kim
ball desired to relieve tbeni from .the
cramped quarters aboard ship.
The' transport Prairie has sailed
from Cristobal for Blucfields with a
stock of foodstuffs and hospital sup
plies for the prisoners in Bluefields.
President Estrada has sent a dispatch
to the state department thanking the
United States for its prompt action In
relieving the distress there which fol
lowed the recent battle at Recreo. He
"It Is with profound appreciation
that we Nlcaraguans view the charity
and kindness which characterize your
work for humanity. The message
which brought the shocking news of
the distressing condition in which our
captives arrived in Bluefields could
have but readied you ere your direct
ors had given instructions through
your state department for tho issu
ance of supplies for the subsistence of
the Zelayan sick and weary.
"Now by the fortunes of war under
our care the resources of the revolu
tion are sufficient only to provide for
its troops, and the many hundred forc
ed on us by the surrender of Zelaya's
entire army at Recreo would have
placed us in a critical position had It
not been for your noble action.
"Although this army was sent by a
president whose representatives exer
cised diplomatic functions before all
governments, it had no hospital or
commissary corps attached, troops be
ing left to shift for themselves as best
they could.
"Although it endeavored to treat Its
captives with all possible considera
tion, It would have been helpless to
provide for the surrendered Zelayans.
Nlcaraguans ure appreciative and will
not forget your prompt relief, and the
fervent prayers of its people in thanks
for your bounty were ofTered on
Christmas (Jay in our churches. Repre
senting the revolution and personally
I communicate eternal ernHtiwU
Latter Nation Says Former la Break
ing Its Promises In Manchuria.
Pekln, Dec. 28. The Chinese govern
ment has formally complained to Ja
pan against the violation of the Man
churlan telegraph convention of 1003.
The complaint alleges that the Japa
nese are guilty of extending telegraph
and telephone lines and traffc In Man
churia. China appeals to the Japanese
foreign office to terminate this viola
tion of the agreement and to continue
the payment of telegraph royalties
which the Japanese government sus
pended two months ago.
Panama Canal Work Hindered by Rise
of Chagrea River.
Panama, Dec. 28. Heavy rains dar
ing the past few days have cansed a
big rise In tho Chagres river, Inundat
ing much of the railway and the Pan
ama; canal.
Rail traffic is suspended, and tele
graph and telephone wires are pros
trated. One railroad bridge Is swept
away,- Work on the canal proper is
Nurse Was Jealous of Youthful Uweet-
heart and Young Girl.
. Pittsburg, Dec. 28. Because her boy l
lover was paying attention to a girl
twenty-five years her junior Mrs. Lil
lian A. Ashley, a trained nurse of
Cleveland, committed suicide by shoot
ing. Arthur Poole, a fair haired boy of
twenty, with whom she ran away from
Cleveland some months ago and with
whom she has' been living here since,
has been put in jail by tho police and
will be held as n witness.
The nurse, who nlso was known as
Mrs. Arthur Seaborn, was called to
nurse Poole while lie was sick In
Cleveland six months ngo, and, though
she was old enough to paBs as hla
mother, she became Infatuated with
him, nnd when ho got well sho Is said
by Poole to have proposed to him that
they run away to Pittsburg, and Poolo
A few days ago Mrs. Ashley saw
Poolo on the street with a schoolgirl
sixteen years old and became jealon&
She accused him of huvln bought tho
girl a present aud would not accept
his denials. She brooded over this,
and when Poolo returned homo sho
killed herself.
Manchoo Cook Tries to Assassinate tha
Regent of China.
Shanghai, Dec. 28. Prince Chun, the
regent nnd father of tho child em
peror, Hshan Toung, was stabbed and
seriously wounded while . leaving his
carriage near the palace at Pekln.
His assailant, who wns arrested, Is a
Manchoo who was formerly a cook In
the Imperial, household.
Prince Chun has been a conspicuous
figure in the Chinese empire for years.
He was appointed regent until his
son, tho emperor, who is a buby of
three years, becomes of ago.
Chun is a brother of the .late em
peror. In June, 1891, be was appoint
ed lieutenant general of the plain
white banner and in the next month
wns sent ns a special envoy to Ger-'""
many to express regret on behalf ofi
the throne for the killing of the Ger-f
man minister at Pekln during the Box
er troubles.
The rapid rise of Prince Chun has
been attributed to the favor of th
dowager empress, Tsi An. He re
mained in. her good graces despite the
fact that he had shown himself to be
a partisan in the movement for the
progress of western innovations and
tho banishment of eastern supersti
tions. ,
It was during the mysterious days
of November, 1008, that Prince Chun
became a great figure in tho Chinese
empire. After the wrangle nnd the
Intrigue of those days he emerged the
ruler of China. By edict of Nov. 18
Chun was made lieutenant of the em
pire. His baby son, Pu Yi, had al
ready been adopted by tho emperor,
Tsal Itlen, or Kwag Su, and proclaim
ed heir to tho imperial throne. On
Nov. 14 Kwnng Su died, nnd the dow
ager empress followed him the next
day. Pu Yl was at once proclaimed
as emperor, and Chun assumed the
President Taft Frees Murderer.
Washington, Dec. 28. President Taft
has commuted the twenty-live years! ,
sentence of Thomas F. Westmoreland
who was convicted of murder in Texas
sixteen years ago, so that the prisoner
will be released at once.
British Steamers In Collision.
Liverpool, Dec. 28,-Tbe Blbby liner
Derbyshire and the oil steamship Bar
anac wera in collision In the Menrsey.
Both veMs ware badly damaged.
sadly bimBexM.