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TTTE BTtOOKLYX DAILY EACLE. XTCW SUNDAY, JANUARY .3, 101 NEW ECKFORD HALL WHITMAN STARTS HOTEL ST. GEORGE CLARK NR. FULTON ST, Bi'ucklyn U. S.

ASKS BRITAIN ABOUT CONTRABAND Our Scmi-Annual Sale STARTS MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH See the fabrics displayed In our windows OBITUARY Thomas Ucith. Thomas liiith. who died oa Wednesdny at Hudjon, X. was born In (.. n-H palHrl IP t'ms corough aii He was a prjr.iinent of the Lapiut Church, uniting with the church in For a number of years.

he was a trustee, and or. the erection of tile present edifice, was treasurer of I Our Entire Line of $22 to $30 Suitings and Overcoatings the building fund. He was a success- ful teacher, in the Sunday school, also j. un representing the Young People's Asso-! The dance hall license of New Eck-rlacioii, as delegate to the Baptist V. Hall, Calyer and Leonard streets, P.

U. Funeral services were held scene of many notable political gath-iast evening at his late residence. 4'j7 erings during the past thirty or more MADE TO YOUR MEASURE Fit and Workmanship Guaranteed DAVIS WEI 361 Fulton Street, op. Borough Hall Broadway at Gates Ave. 80-83 Wall X.

V. City Store closes 6:30 P.M. Monday, 9 P.M. Saturday, 10 P.M. HIS STATE PROBE Travis Ceclares Thers Has Seen Scandal in the Agricultural Department.

i OVER KILLING DISEASED CATTLE I "Claims Against State Agsrcgute 8500,000" Republicans Say Democrats Evaded Debts. Special to The Eagle.) Albany. January 2 One of the problems that the new Legislature will baie to face, according to the word among the Statu leaders, will be to make appropriations to settle up tho heritage of back clebls which tho Republican leaders claim has beon bequeathed thoin by tho Democrats. These, it Is claimed, aggregate millions of dollars, which should have been taken cure of by adequato appropriations during the last two years. Tho Republicans are already nt work trying to find out Just what these debts are.

It was slated that I bo items so far dug out aggregated almost to be exact. That this statement had been made wus told to Controller Eugene M. Truvis today, and he admitted that it was true. The Republican leuders are charging that those debts by the Democrats, by either cutting them out of the amiroDriutlon and supply bill in the State Finance Committee last spring, or by carving them off "by means of the executive veto, wielded by ex-Governor Glynn. Items Unprovided For by tlic Democrats.

A list of Items which were unprovided for by the Democrats, and which the Republicans declare it will be necessary to provide for this year is being prepared. Some of the Items, which Controller Travis admitted today were true, according to tho statements In his possesssion, are as follows: Legislative printing, vetoed by Glynn, publishing official offices, vetoed, Public Service Commission, First District, eliminating of grade crossings in Greater New York, No appropriation was provided for by the last Legislature, and the request will be submitted to the 1915 lawmakers. Public Service Commission, Second or Up-State District, for grade crossings, $1,000,000. Conservation Commission, for suppression of forest fires, $35,000. This sum was borrowed by ex-Controlller Sohemer, under authority given by Chapter 139 of the laws of 1914.

The next Legislature must provide for the payment of the money, which was not paid by the last Administration. Agricultural Department, for pay ment of cattle killed in warfare on diseased cattle, $50,000. Money was borrowed under authority given by Chap ter 195 of the laws of 1914. Printing for Education Department, vetoed by Glynn, $20,000. Agricultural Department, for horses killed because of glanders.

S260.000. Bills for three years have accumulated and no money has been available through veto and failure to make pro vision ror money in annual 'financial bills. Another Item of $125,000 is needed to pay farmers for catttle suffering from tuberculosis, which were klllled. This sum, too, is an accumulation of three years. Penitentiaries, maintainance of con victs and tramps.

Deficiency of uuu. inis sum was reduced bv the Senate Finance Committee. Deficit in State Hospital Commission maintainance funds, not passed by Senate Finance Committee, of $325,000. woritmen compensation Commis sion, salaries and expenses from Jan uary to September 30, not allowed by Senate, $531,000. Conservation Commission, defloiencv caused by reduction in Senate, $50,000.

uue county treasurers on account of taxes on State field and forest ind $203,000. Canal Fund. Department of PnhHc Works, expenses of bridge and lock tenders, which appropriation was reduced by Senate, $300,000. Whitman Starts Probe on tho Agricul tural DcpurUneut. Governor Whitman's tigation of the expenditures in all State departments began today with the agricultural division.

It progressed only as far as the collection of a few records, but by noon Monday the investigation will be under full swing, a statement Issued by Controller Travis tonight said. Deputy Controller Fred G. Reusswig of Utica was designated by the Con troller to conduct the investigation. Several trained examiners from the Controller's office will assist him. a iepuri mat mere are numerous Inspectors of the department in New oik uty, wnere there is little insnect.

Ing to bo done, will be one of the first objects of the inquiry. me Killing or condemned cattle also win De inquired into. there has been scandal in ennnon tion with the condemnation of rliort cattle, for which the Slate is rniiorf upon to reimmirse owners," the Con Holler's statement declared. Claims against tne state on this score now aggregate about ir.nn non There Is a three-year-old claim of $260 ooo from farmers who lost horses suf- tering irom glanders, nnd another of the same age of $125,000 for tubercular came oestroyea. here is no disposition," the state ment trom tne controller's office explained, "to Interfere with the useful activities of the Agricultural Depart ment, In so far as they serve to promote tne weirare ot the farmer and to pro tect the consumer.

It is believed, how ever, that, an analysis of the expend! tures will reveal a condition of affairs not consistent with principles of econ omy." It is understood that the expend! tures of each department will be in vestigatea separately ana tne Hover. will recommend such remediul legislation as he sees fit as each inquiry is ended and the results reported to him The Governor conferred with legis lative lenders today, but plans for the year were not completed. They wili confer with him again next lilt first message Is not completed. Clarence J. Huson, a Democrat fiom up State, Is at the head of the State Agricultural Department, but the only Brooklyn Democrat in tho department Is Clarence Phelan.

Charles Kracke, brother of F. J. H. Kracke. the Repub-llvanu leader, Is at the head of the New York City section of the department.

RECEIVER FOR INT. POWER. C. II. Ritldcr Appointed to Settle Clnlm for $100,000.

Charles H. Rldder, a nephew of Herman Rldder, proprietor of the New-York Staats Zeitung, was yesterday appointed by Supreme Court Justice Hendrlck as receiver of the International Power Company, a New Jersey corporation, in this State. The appointment was made upon application for a receivership made by the American and British Manufacturing Company, through Graham L. Amoreaux, attorneys. The applicant states that the International Power Company is indebted to it for loans amounting to $100,000.

The receiver is required give a bond for $25,000. CAN'T HOLD DANCES! Revocation of License Comss Result of Protest Neighbors. of ana an irr.por.a..t factor in Green Point affairs, has been revoked by the Bureau of Licenses, accoralng to an made yesterday. Nearly dozen social affairs, the most important of which Is the annual ball of the Jefferson Democratic Club of the Fif teenth Assembly District, must be can- 'cee(J ag the resut of the action of the authorities. For a long time, the New Eckford Hall, standing on the site ot the Eckford Hall which was known throughout Brooklyn, has been In disravor with the clergy, settlement workers and many residents because of the fights and rowdyism that prevailed at some of the affairs neld there.

The most recent was the serious stabbing of Thomas Mulligan, president of "The Montana Bovs," a social organization which was holding a ball there when the ball was Invaded by alleged members of a gang calling itself "Green-point Savages." The action by the License Bureau is the direct result of the protest by the Greenpoint Neighborhood Association, the Greenpoint Y. M. C. the Rev. Dr.

Oliver Dudley Osterheld, pastor of the Greenpoint M. E. Church, and the Rev. Walter A. Bentley, rector of the Church of the Ascension, which was tilled on Wednesday.

The hall was described by the complainants as a public nuisance and a breeding place for evil in the community. The hall is conducted by Guhring one of the members of the firm being present at the hearing on Thursday. Guhring maintained that the by far largest number of affairs held in his hall were quiet, decent and orderly, and that it was only In exceptional cases that brawls occurred there. Friends of the proprietor Insist that he will fight to have the license restored, but Guhring himself refused to comment upon the situation until he had secured the services of counsel. The police profess to be well pleased with the shutting up of the dance hall and feel that one source of anxiety for the peace and decorum of tbe neighborhood will be allayed.

MR. IEH WILL NOT MOVE. Deputy Controller Warren I. Lee, who used to be Assistant District Attorney, has received so many inquiries as to his future address from friends who think that because he has been promoted to a State Job he has moved to Albany, that he Is quite disturbed about it. He asks that all his friends be informed that he has not gone to Albany, but that he will be right in these parts and will maintain an office in the Woolwortn Building in future.

LONELY LABORER A SUICIDE. Paul Stagnonl, a laborer, aged 60 years, committed suicide last night In his home at 70 Adams street by shooting himself in the head. He used a revolver of large caliber. He leaves a widow and children in Italy. The police and neighbors believe that he killed himself as a result of loneliness in the holiday season wthout his wife and family.

o'clock tomorrow morning. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery. Mrs. Annie l. Ncefus.

Mrs: Annie L. Neefus, nee Lott, a member of the well-known Lott family, which was among the first to settle in Flatbush, died yesterday at her home, 20 Lyon place, Elizabeth, N. where she had resided for the past forty years. Mrs. Neefus was born at Madison, sixty-four years ago and is survived by three sons, Lester, Raymond and Wilbur, and a daughter, Edna.

She Is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Richard Pickering, who resides in Brooklyn; and a brother, George Lott. The funeral services will be held at her late residence on Monday svening, at 8 o'clock. Samuel F. Bishop.

Southampton, L. January 2 Sam uel F. Bishop dted suddenly at his home in the North End Friday evening with I stroke of paralva. He was 65 years I LlTt 9t settlers of Southampton. He spent his entire lifetime on his larm.

A a daughter, Mrs. Eva Wiltshire survive him, and also a sister, Miss Emma Bishop, and a brother, Charles Bishop. tra. ELIZABETH HARRIGAN died yesterday after a Une-erlna- illnesa a. her home, 1230 Avenue and a reiiutem rnaas will be aald on Tnepday mornlna- at 9 o'clock, at St.

Bren. dan's Church. The Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Mrs. Harrlgan Is survived by her husband.

William i two sons. James and Hugh, and two daughters, Sarah and May l-jurly. RUDOLPH F. THIKNE3 of 1302 Elmore place, who conducted a cigar business In the New York Telephone Building on eoruandt Ftreet. Manhattan, died yesterday.

Death was caused by henimorhages. Mr. Thlenes was born in Ebelfeld. Uermany, forty-three years ago. and la survived by his widow, a son.

Rudolph, and a daughter. Margaret. PETER B. DICLAP. a retired business man.

dlerf yesterday at h's home In Mineola. L. I Death wos caused by a complication of dis eases. He was born In Brooklyn sixty-three years qko and is survived by bis widow and brother. The funeral will be held from his late residence on Tuesday morning at 10 COCK and servlcea will be held at the Church of Corpus Chrlatl.

HENRI HL'SBON. a noted French artist, died yesterday at Parts. He was noted for his work in aotd anil enamels and was recognized one of tho foremost artists in this field In the world. He was 6J years uf age. CHARLES I.

I.ONO died yesterday nt his home. 130 West Fifth avenue. Iloselle. N. and funeral services will lai held ut Ids late residence tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock.

Mr. Iuig was 01 years old. and la survived by tits widow, Carrie J. uuig. Mrs.

JAN IS T1MOXKY. widow of John Tiuioney, died yesterday, nnd the funeral will be held from her late residence. 102 I'ark place, on Tuesday morning. A muss will be said at St. (iregory's Church.

St. Johui place, nnd Ilrooklyn avenue, at tl :30 o'clock. EI.IZABKTH HIUBUHT BLAKE, a resident of Sound Reach. died yesterday, and fnnera services will be held tomorrow afternoon at the chapel 111 (ireenwood Cemetery, at i o'clock, MARGARET H1LLSINGER died on Thu dav of old age. at the residence of hir nle Mrs.

Otive H. Rice, 857 Cnton street, she born in Quebec in 18'-'6. Her funeral serv- Ices were held yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Et.fEABETH HARRIGAN died yester day at her home.

Avenue Flatbush. she was the wife of William Harrigan. CHARLES EDWARD HIGGS, son of the late George D. Hlggs. died suddenly In Man hattan Friday.

His funeral services will held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at 158 Reid avenue, Ilrooklyn. Mrs. ELIZABETH REIBERT BLAKE di at Hound Beach, yesterday, from pneu monlo. was born In Brooklyn, but of latt rara had been living at sound Ifeuch. Mi was the wife of Walter F.

Blake, a wtTl known coffee broker of Manhattan. Mrs. GEOROIAXA V. GREER, widow rdwurd T. Greer, died nn Wednesday at Ellza-teih.

X. J. Her funeral services will he held it o'clock Ibis afternoon at the resfden-e of sister. Mrs. P.

H. Geoghcgan, 156 Mldwood street, Flatbush. ELIZABETH E. APES, wife of Harry Mapes. died yesterday after a long Illness from cancer and funeral services will be held at her late residence, 497 Car ton avenue, tomorrow evening at o'clock.

Mrs. Mnpea Is survived by her husband, two daughters and two sisters. MARTIN A. JEREMMS. a native of Dresden.

Germany, died Thursday from pneumonia and funeral services will he held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at 3flfi Gates avenue. He was thirty-one years old and Is survived by his widow, Josephine, -and a daughter, Margaret. The r.ew 1 rom ti7.s. is non ro.npipti'.t. an you ars InvttM inapec-.

th tr.novatlon in hotel cor.ifilur n'erv detail. The nun: if ur.ufoar.y with Ihto sui.ai le ilglu alio-' air. rojtr. Especial to th ntne-fo witli mlrrom an the doora. liberal "Shtliif l.jr.c Jlftanca telepbona, tan.1 jrr.ifhlnKs.

8 mtnulea from Br.ioldyn Bridge. m'niite tram Borough flail Subway Statl Room 4: bnih. $10 and tier M-ek. one peraaal V-a and per week, fur two. Parlor, htdroom haih.

to U.S.. SENATE PASSES IMMIGRATION BILL Continued From Pane 1. clarcdo tier nations would protest under the favored nations clause of their treaties with the United States. Root Pictures tin; Bclgiuns us People Without a Country. Senator ltool, who rnudo an eloquent idea lor tho Lodge uiucmlmc.iil, declared that it.

would not violulu any treuly obligation, lie pictured the Belgians as a people without a country and without ti protecting Government who needed usyiuin. Many Senators from agricultural States protested ugalm.t the limitullon of these exemptions to farmers. The literacy test as finally approved by the Scnato is practically as it passed tho House. All uinciiUmi n(s to enlarge tho exemptions to admit per sons fleeing from political or racial as well as religious persecution having been rejected. The uectlon follows! "That after lour mouths from the approval of this act, In addition to the aliens who are by law now excluded from admission Into the United States, the following persons shall also bo ex cluded from admission thereto, to wit: All aliens over 16 years ot uge, phy sically cupable of reading, who cannot read the English language, or some other language or dialect, including He brew or Yiddish.

"Provided, that any admissible alien any alien heretofore or hereafter legally admitted, or any citizen of the United States, may bring in or send for his father or grandfather over 55 years of uge, his wife, his mother, his grandmother, or his uninurried or widowed daughter. If otherwise admissible, whether such relative can read or not; and such relative shall be permitted to enter. That for the purpose of ascertaining whether aliens can read, the immigrant Inspectors shall be furnished with slips, of uniform size, prepared under the direction of the Secretary of Labor, each containing not less than thirty nor more thou forty words in ordinary use. printed in plainly legible type In some one ol tne various iuii- guages and dialects of immigrants. Each alien may designate the particular lano-iiaire or dialect in which lie desires the examination to be made, and shall be required to read tne woro printed on tne sup in sucu dialect Perhons Who Fled From Religious Persecution Exempted.

"That the following classes of persons shall be exempt from the operation of the Illiteracy test, to wit: All l.ull Rfl.tls.fac- tion of the proper immigration officer or to the Secretary of Labor that they emigrated from the country or wnicn they were last permanent residents for the purpose oi escaping irum re-. ligious persecution; all aliens who have been lawfully aamuieu to mo lmvn resided therein continuously for five years, and who have in accordance wnn ins law declared their intention' of becom ing citizens of the United States and wno return to iu uiumu dhk i from the, date of their departure therefrom; all aliens in transit through, the United States; all aliens who have been lawfully ad mitted to the United. States ana woo later shall go in transit from one part of the United States to anoiner through foreign contiguous territory. Other features of the bill which change existing laws are designed pri marily to increase saieguaruo tui health and morals and to protect labor of the country. The head tax; on Im migrants is incresed rrom io To the eeneral exclusion classes ars added the following: Vagrants; persons with tuberculosis in any form or with any disability which renders them Incapable or earning a nveunoou; persons who teach or advocate the unlawful destruction of property; those who previously have been deported; stowaways; children under 16 years of age, unaccompanied or not, coming to one or both parents, and persons not eligible for citizenship.

"The bill provides as a pecuniary nenaltv against steamship companies a lien on the vessel, the owners of which violate the proposed regulations. Under the bill persons or corporations would be prohibited from importing contract labor or soliciting or inducing the Importation of Immigrants, except "that skilled labor, if otherwise admissible, may be imported if labor of like kind unemployed cannot be found in this country." The question of the necessity for Importance such labor is to be determined by the Secretary of Labor. MEET HUGE GERMAN LEVY Amsterdam. Holland, January 2 (via London) A dispatch received Jiere from Ghent describes a meeting of Belgian Burgomasters to deliberate upon methods of raising the German' war levy of 480,0011,000 francs during the course of which there was witnessed an extraordinary outburst of enthusiasm for Belgium. The local German garrison made no attempt at interference.

The Belgian Civil Governor of East Flanders, Herman do Bnntz, presided. He lost no time in making It clear that the meeting had taken place under the sovereignty of the King and Queen, "with whom," M. de Bantz declared, "we are more than ever united." At these words the entire assembly sprang to Its feet and rilled the hall with shouts of "Long live the King, long live the'Queen, and long live Belgium." The meeting agreed that the Ger-mnn demand should be met by a general levy on Individuals. YOCXG PEOPLE'S CONCERT. Philharmonic Oicliestra and Kitty Cheatham Collaborate.

The Philharmonic concert, for young people yesterday afternoon. In Aeolian Hall. Manhattan, was a charming one. The Philharmonic Orchestra and Kitty Cheatham collaborated In giving the concert. Well known compositions by Bach.

Humperdlnck nnd Tsehalknws-kv were the offering of the Philharmonic Orchestra, and the inimitable Kitty Cheatham sang, gave captivating stories and legends, beside serious ones, so the afternoon was richly enjoyed by all who heard Ibis most unique programme. The Shepherd Music from the "Christmas Oratorio," hy Buch, was one of the most enjoyed orchestral numbers. Miss Cheatham gave the "Gevaert." arranged by Curl Engel, nnd "Szendrel," from "Welhnachts." "Bruhns," by Hans Christian Ander-Fen, and "Castle Caramel" were other numbers which ushered in the Hum-perdinck "Prelude and Dream Music" from "Hansel and they were beautifully given by the orchestra. Mr. Falck's three songs, set to Stevenson's words, made a fine impression.

Tho "Nutcracker Suite." by Tschaikowsfcv, was a fitting finale to the afternoon's work. "America" concluded the programme. A large audience of young people and many grown-ups also watt present. Josef Stransky conducted. Says England First Declared Naval Stores Were All Right to Ship.

NOW THEY'RE PROHIBITED. Italian Ambassador Sees the State Department About Shipping Copper to Italy. Washington, January 2 While no word came from Ambassador Page today as to the character of the reply which Great Britain will make to ttic American note of protest concerning interference with American trade, there were several developments la the general shipping situation. The United States asked Great Britain for information as to how the lat-ter's statement, made early in November, that naval stores, Including rosin, camphor and turpentine, would be regarded as noncontraband, will be reconciled in actual practice with the notification from the British foreign office of a week ago saying these products now are absolute contraband. Information is sought as to how cargoes now en route ore to be affected and whether resinous products are Included iu the classification.

The Italian ambassador Informed the State Department, that while statistics would make it appear that extraordinary amounts of copper shipped from the United States to Italy might be for unneutral purposes, the fact of the matter was that as Germany needed her own copper Italy could no longer Import from the countries immediately to the north of her but must seek the metal In the American markets. Much gratification was manifested at the State Department because of the release by Great Britain of the American oil tank steamers Tlflia and Narragansett and the freighter George Hwlv which had beon held at Falmouth since November 30. The case of the Brindilla, originally detained at Halifax and rearrested on her rettirn lotirney from Egypt and taken to a French port, is looked upon as likely to produce complications. Should the question ot change of reg istry be raised, a precedent may be set, for while Great Britain has recognized the transfers when of a bonaflde nature, the attitude of France has never been explicitly declared. The communication which the State Department sent concerning naval stores is said to be the first protest on specific articles listed by Great Britain as absolute contraband.

In the American note of protest it was stated that while the United 8tates objected to some of the classifications made, the discussion of them would be reserved until another time. The protest concerning naval stores was communicated today to the Governors and Senators of several Southern States. Rosin and turpentine had been intended for ballast with cotton cargoes, and the British Government is on record as stating that cargoes so made up would not be regarded as contraband. The State Department had no sooner sent notification to this effect to shippers than- the British Foreign Office published its new list. Although this phase of the situation was not specifically mentioned in the recent American note, it was generally understood to have been a contributory reason for the dispatch of the document.

To prevent the recurrence of charges that American shippers conceal copper and contraband articles in cotton and other non-contraband cargoes the fol lowing formal notice, supplementary to President Wilson's warning of last week, was Issued today by Secretary Redfield of the Department of Com merce: "The attention of shippers of goods to neutral countries is called to the importance of having manifests complete and accurate, it is essential also to avoid mixing contraband goods In cargoes otherwise not contraband. It is alleged that some American manifests have omitted certain contraband goods, also that efforts have been made to conceal contraband articles, or to alter their appearance so that they will bo allowed to pass." Washington, January Former President Taft here today praised the American note to Great Britain on treatment of American ships. He said he had read the communication carefully and believed it was "Just right." "Of course," he said, "I am not familiar with the facts upon which the note was based, but it impressed me as a proper and just communication. I think it was admirably drawn." London, January 2 The Dally Chronicle, In an editorial, says it considers the American protest as having been made In a frank and cordial spirit, and that the noto deserves the friendliest consideration. In giving figures of what it claims are the changes in the trade of the United States with neutral powers since the war the Chronicle says that, making full allowance for the possibility that much of the increased trade with neutrals was quite legitimate, the enormous increase in Italy's imports of copper is a subject for serious thought.

"Italian and American merchants," the Chronicle says, "must not be con demned for their desire to make an abnormal profit from the necessities of a belligerent. British merchants would, in like circumstances, act in a like manner. But England is justly entitled to use her naval power to pre vent contrabraud from reaching the enemy." The Chronicle thinks the question of delay in the searching of vessels is the crux of the difficulty, and that the British Goernment ought to be ready to grant generous compensation for de lv s5' xceXa assured there will "me uiiiiciiiiy wu inn inm-u nic- tlon in composing the trouble. Rome. January 2 The Trihuna.

commenting on the American note to the British Government regarding interference with her shipping o.t sea. says: "America, the Scandinavian coun tries and Italy are united by nn informal understanding which might he come formal if the abuses continue. Thev only desire to see their com merce protected and demand that international rules instead of arbitrary belligerents reign over tne seas. "The American note, or similar views from other neutrals, must not he taken as an expression of hostilitv toward England or her allies, but as an expression of irritation at the in jury to their commerce by the incon siderate application or international rights. MOVIES FOR FIREMEN.

Eastport, L. January 2- The fire men and their friends turned out if great numbers to the benefit perform ance of the "movies" In Ketcham's Hall last Monday. Professor Albin, with his well rendered musical selee tlons. and Mr. Darnell, with his mono logues and songs, were also mi im port.ant part of the programme.

The firemen's funds were substantially creased. in- REEVES FINDS PEARL IN OYSTER Good Ground, L. January 2 While opening oysters one day this week, Hlbert Reeves of this village found a pearl, whieh was as large as a pea and was of good shnpe and pure white. He has sent his prize to a jeweler in New York City, and expects a good sum for his find. a iu itm serv- iV-' ui.h member of Acme Council R.

Menora Lodge, F. and A. M. the Masonic veterans, and the order of Foresters. He is survived by a widow, a sister and several nephews and nieces.

Ralph Hill Thomas. Ralph Hill Thomas, 32 years old, died rtf rr.aMn,ln Thiiradnv niuht at his residence, 376 Park avenue, Manhattan. He was the husband of the former Mrs. Helen Kelly Gould, who married on J'dy 11, Mr. Thomas was born in Boston, and was the son of the late Joseph B.

Thomas. He was assistant treasurer of the American Sugar Refining Company, of which his uncle, Washington B. Thomas, is president. Mr. Thomas was prominent In society, and his marriage to Mrs.

Gould caused much ccuiment at the time. The year previous Mrs. Gould had obtained a divorce from Frank J. Gould. Mr.

Thomas was a graduate of Tale in 1905. He was a member of the Vale, Racquet, Piping Hock, Scroll and Key, Alpha Delta PI, St. Andrew's and many other clubs. Edwin Norton. Edwin Norton, a well-known inventor of machines and processes for manufacturing cans, died at his residence, 640 West End avenue, Manhattan, on Thursday, from heart disease.

He was born at Rockton, 111., in 1845, and was ti veara old. He was the first president of the American Can Company. He obtained more than five thousand patents during the last twenty-five years. During the Civil War he served in the Union Army, and at the close of the war became engaged in the manufac ture of cans. He was for many years' a partner in the firm of Norton Bros, of Chicago.

He is survived by a widow, two sons and three daughters. John Tobin. John Tobin, a chief gunner's mate and recruiting officer of the United States Navy, died Friday at the Naval Hospital on Flushing avenue. He was born in Jersey City in 18C5, and is survived by two sisters. The funeral will be held from his late residence, 567 Ninth street, tomorrow morning, and a requiem mass will be held at St.

Saviour's Church, Eighth avenue and Sixth street, at 10 o'clock. The Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Mrs. Frances Bclden Sumpter. Mrs.

Frances Belden Sumpter, widow of William Sumpter, a well-known resident of Valley Stream, L. for many years, died yesterday at her home in Vnllnv Stream. Mrs. Sumnter was born in New York, but attended St. Paul's R.

Church, at Courti afld Congress streets, Brooklyn, and 'also St. Paul's parochial school. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Albert Klahn, and a sister, Mrs, Jennie Bennett, Mrs. Florence E.

Smith. Mrs. Florence E. Smith died Friday of pneumonia, in her 19th year, at her residence, 347 East Thirty-fifth street. Flatbush.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Merrill. Mrs. Smith" was the wife ot Joseph Smith, well known in the Flat- bush section.

Born in lsuo, at Boston, she came to this borough seven years ago. She was a member of th Lenox Road Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith is survived, besides her hus band, by one child, Alice; three sisters, Grace, Mable and Blanche Merrill, and one brother, Edwin Merrill. Funeral Eervices will be held on Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from her late home.

Michael Carroll. Michael Carroll, born in Ireland in residence. 1S59, died Friday at his 1254 Sterling place. He America in his youth and came to settled in Brooklyn. He was an employee of the city, in Prospect Park, for seventeen years, p.nd was one of the best liked employees in the Park Department.

He was a member of St. Matthew's ft. C. Church, Utica avenue and Lincoln place, for a long period. He is survived by a widow and six daughters.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, at 9 o'clock, at his late residence; thence to St. Matthew's Church, where a requiem mass will be offered. Mrs. Mary Fowler. Mrs.

Mary Fowler, 76 years old ne wiiiiam vni.r formerly af Brooklyn, died on Wednesday. Decern- ho- the of xnn.in a.i South, Hamilton. The funeral service was read by the Rev. J. W.

Ten Eyc.k on Thursday evening and the interment took place on Christmas morn ing at the Hamilton Cemetery. The burial service was conducted by tbe Rev. D. Moir. John A.

Murray. John A. Murrey died Friday at his residence, 379 First street, after a long illness. He was born in Philadelphia and had been a resident of this borough for forty-five years. Mr.

Murrey was a machinist, a member or St. Francis Xavier R. E. Church and formerly a member of St. Agnes' R.

C. Church. He is survived by a widow and sons. Funeral services will be held on Monday morning from his late home, at 9:30 o'clock, thence to the St. Francis Xavier Church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated, and the Interment will be In Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Jean II. St. Cyr. Mrs.

Jean H. E. St. Cyr, who was sister of the Countess de Nasi, died Friday at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. A few weeks ago she caught a cold, which developed into pneumonia, from which she died.

Mrs. St. Cyr is said to have been 80 years old, and six years ago was married to Mr. St. Cyr, who Is said to be 30 years old.

Before her last marriage she was Mrs. Henry Alexander Hedfield, her husband being a well known banker of Hartford, Conn. Mr. St. Cyr is well known in society circles In New York, Palm Beach and Bar Harbor.

Mrs. Carrie Augusta Cnrragim. Mrs. Carrie Augusta Carragan, a sister of E. W.

Snyder, of Montague street, this borough, who Is head of the firm of C. H. Arnold died on Friday at her home, 118 West Thirty-ninth street, Bayonno, N. J. She was born in New York City sixty-four years ago, the daughter of the late Joseph H.

Snyder, who was a pioneer importer and exporter, and had lived in Bayonne the greatest part of her life. She was actively identified with church life there and was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church. She is survived by her husband, John H. Carragan, who before his retirement was connected with the Bayonne Bank, and her brother. Mrs.

Carragan was often a visitor in this borough at the home, of her brother. Her funeral services will be held this afternoon. Mrs. Jennie Sc-lilPHingcr. Jennie Sclilesinger, mother of Mrs.

Maud Freedmnn of Sixth street, this borough, whose husband head of the skirt manufacturing lirm of D. Freedman with factories in Myrtle avenue and Union street, died on Friday at her home, 506 West 179th street, Manhattan. Mrs. Schlesinger was born in Manchester, England, lifty-flve years ago, but had lived practically all of her life in Manhattan. Besides her husband and Mrs.

Freedman Mrs. Schlesinger Is survived by three daughters and three sons. Hrr funeral services will be held at 10 f. by the absence of the head and limbs, of which no trace has been found so far, but I really think that our success In establishing the identity so soon, not 24 hours after the finding of the torso, is a point in favor of a speedy solution of the mystery of this man's death." Previous to finding the torso, find as stated in The Eagle on December 24, some of the detectives and friends of the missing man had tried to go over the route he was supposed to have taken in making: his collections on the fatal Monday. Two boys, who knew him well from the fact that he had pretty well identified himself iu the neighborhood by reason of his frequent visits, said that they saw him on Monday, ten days ago, going down Degraw street, in the direction of Columbia street, and trying to dodge a passing wagon.

He was collecting at 308 Hicks street at 10:30 that morning, and he had also beon at 68 Columbia street. Mr. Diinliuiu Last Seen on Harrison Street. The last heard from, according to the Information that came to the police last night, was at about 11:30 o'clock, when he visited a family at 115 Harrison street. He had been at James I1 Pedro's, on Columbia street, and had made a collection there.

Di Pedro reported to the Cowperthwait people that he had paid $5 that day, and showed Mr. Dunham's receipt for the cash. The theory of the murder Is that It was planned in advance by some per- son who had an impression that Mr. Dunham carried much more money than he really had. The people In the Italian district knew that he visited many houses there, and it was not unreasonable to suppose that he made large collections.

InlA Inn nlirVi a n.n,n.mnn nr. A 'en iimwunmi coiioucior ot a car on me ea ijine reported ttiat tney naa seen a black limousine about 3:30 Wednesday morning not far from the place where the parts of the body were found. They said they also saw two men walking toward the spot away from the automobile. The railroad men are John McGee of 85 Hay Sixteenth street, the motor-man, and Patrick O'Hara, of 320 Seventy-sixth street, his conductor. They had finished their last trip to the Island and were returning home on a Thirty-ninth street ferry ear going downtown, when they noticed the limousine about 200 feet from the place where the parts of the body were discovered.

In scouring the Itcd Hook section for clues that might revenl the murderers. Detectives Michael Mealli and George Priddy found three men In Florentine's wine shop at 4ti8 Hicks street who had huge revolvers in their possession. When they were locked up on a charge of violating the Sullivan law the men said they were Grcgori Delitca, of 133 Columbia street; Salvatore de Hello, of 177 Union street, and Pietro di Maria, of 133 Columbia street. MRS. VYSE UP AGAIN FOR INSANITY TEST Husband Asks for Her Commitment, Charging Dangerous Mental Condition.

Mrs. Rebecca Vyse, taken from her home by agents of her husband and confined in the Long Island State Hos pital for Insane without personal notice and subsequently released by Supreme Court Justice Aspinall, faces another commitment for observation as to her sanity as the result of an action, the final phase of which began yesterday afternoon in the Manhattan avenue police court before Magistrate Folwell. Henry F. Vyse, the husband, alleging that she is dangerously insane, asked for her commitment, and after several adjournments, both sides were ready yesterday to begin. The woman and her attorney openly charge a conspiracy to railroad her to an asylum for the insane in defense of his questions the attorney characterized the efforts of Mr.

Vyse as "a moan and dastardly attempt to deprive a sane, woman of her liberty." The methods of the plaintiff, which were severely criticised by Judge Aspinall, were the principal subject of tho were brought out. Dr. Henry W. Kemp testiiied that he told the worn Oman lie had heard reports that she did not properly care for her children and in conversation which he subsequently hud with her he formed his conclusions ns to her sanity. Upon the pretext that she had better speak to the "superintendent," she was taken to the Long Island State Hospital and there confined for ten days under a commitment signed by Judge Dike, until rekas-d hy a writ of habeas corpus sustained by Justice Aspinall.

At the time Mrs. Vyse and her brother, Paul Friedman, said that the husband wanted to get rid of his wife so that he could control her property. She is said to be wealthy In her own right to be tho heir to $20,000 left by a relative. The trial in the magistrate's court cruld not be finished yesterday afternoon, and Magistrate Folwell, accordingly ordered it to be brought before him in the Gates avenue court ou January 7. KILLED BY AN TRAIN.

Ha Id W. Toohey Fell In Front of Cars In Manhattan. As he was waiting to board a downtown train nt the Grand street station of the Sixth avenue elevated rond, In yesterday, David W. Toohey, years old. a house shoreT, living at 32t East Forty-third street, slipped and fell directly in front of the train.

Two cars passed over the man before the train could be brought to a stop, killing him instantly. Toohey wi.s accompanied by John Brown of 347' tilth avenue, Brooklyn, wlK'n the acrtt'Iont orcurre said that theyxwere both en a contracting iVmpany, and red. Brown rnployed by that they on their wliy home. were SWAMP MURDER VICTIM IDENTIFIED AS RUFUS DUNHAM Continued From rage 1. do, on this slim evidence, to say that the trunk of the dead man was that of the missing furniture store collector.

In the meanwhile the marks on the torso had been closely examined by Acting Captain John D. Coughlin of tlm Sixth Detective Branch at the Poplar street headquarters, and by Morris Iv'kler, the fingerprint and photographic expert. The description of Mr. IMinham, as given out at the time ot the man's disappearance, was examined, and it was found that his body had certain distinguishing characteristics, tins was a depression of the breast bono toward the lower end, and mere were also marks of former hernia and the compression of a truss for rupture In the groin. The body bore these marks quite plainly.

The marks on I he body fitted the description of the I ooulinrltles on that of the missing collector. I Judy Dismembered hy mi Experienced Hailil. The torso was taken to the morgue eulv yesterday afternoon and later it was examined by lr. George VV. Tong, the post mortem examiner for Coroner Senior.

Dr. Tong was unable to find mivthlntr that would lead him to a I 1'iu'ss. even, as to th cause ot awn. the Mill bs had be-ia diMnriieiihited. and that the vmioval' of the head had also been done by nn experienced hand.

A sharp knlle had been used undjilenty of time had been taken by tlKPutiliVlerer. The head was severed from the body at the seventh cervical vertebrae and the lower I art of the trunk had been separate! from the upper by a skillful dissection or the second lumbar vertebrae. As Muted dismemberment was done skillfully. It was not the work of a surgeon or phvsician." said Dr. Tong.

in a with an Eagle reporter last night, but it seemed to me as if it might have been done by a skilled butcher. There were evidences that the man had suffered from a rupture and that he had worn a truss, and the sternum meaning the breastbone was depressed, ot cnurse, I could not pretend to tell how the man came to his death. There were no bullet wounds in the body, and. without the head, It would be hard to determine how he was murdered. The body showed that the man wus well advanced in life." Agonized Wife Identifies Fragments of Murdered Man's Attire.

When Acting Captain Coughlin got the report from Dr. Tong, he was convinced that the torso was that of the missing collector, and he went to tne man's home on Macon street to question Mrs. Dunham. He took the fragments of the shirt and undershirt fn, in.l the torso to the house with him. He found Mrs.

Dunham prostrated over the disappearance of her husband, who hat been missing just ten rtavs, and for a time the detective chief could net bring himself to question her. But the family physician was summoned and the agonized woman was prepared for the worst. The detective told her that he had rea-won to believe that her husband's body-had been found, and he brought out the fragments of his attire. She at once identified the things by marks on them. For a time her prostration was great, hut after a while she re-overed sufficient poise to secure other garments, similarly marked, to furnish incontrovertible evidence that the shreds of the shirt and undershirt were those of her husband.

She produced a camel's hair undershirt of the same material and outer shirts with the same laundry marks and the factory size marks, "15-32. It was not necessary to question the woman at great length, for she was much disturbed, and the detective left her. Mr. Matthews was shown the garments, and also identified them as of the style which Mr. Dunham wore.

He also gave the detective and his it rinse do.sorintion of Mr. Dun- which fitted to that which had nlreadv been given to the police, and which 'so closely titled the dead man. Thirty Detectives Begin Search for Perpetrators of Crime. The identification was complete and Captain Coughlin, Lieutenant and the other members of the detective force who could be spared, proceeded to seek the murderer or murders. Thirty men were sent out to follow clews hich might lead to an arrest.

The first thing the detective chief did was to procure a list of the places which Dunham should have visited on Monday, the 21st the day of his disappearance. They were all in the neighborhood of Congress street, Sullivan street, Coffey street, Conover street, Columbia and Nelson streets. Detectives Michael and Andrew Mealli, Jrattano, Pucciano, Crow ley anil others, well acquainted with conditions in the Heel Honk district, had charge, with Detective Manning of the investigation there, and Acting Captain Crowley said that he hoped before long to have some important arrests. But be declared that he had no evidence against any special person. The pro-toss of elimination was going on, but be expected that he would land some information which would determine i.re the man was last seen alive.

The report of the identification was i.mde to First Deputy Commissioner and Hot-ouch Inspector Dillon, came to local police headquarters a late hour last night and had a talk with Acting Captain Cough-in and his leading detective, Lieu-t -'ant MoClusky. The two had been i rooting the proceedings and seemed lo be highly pleased at the forward they had made In cleaning up the i ciuion of the dead man's identity. Captain Cnughllii Looks for Spcodv Solution of "There are many leads in this case." said Coughlin. later, to a reporter. "Of course this is just the beginning.

I umklug an effort to find out Uie history ofithHt piece of cretonne. It is most probable that it was bought In of the little dry goods houses In the neighborhood of Union street and Columbia street. one miht guess, from the double hem and the shirring, that, it had beon used to screen the part of son store window, maybe a barber's or baker's, and even a lutcher's shop. We are handicapped X'.

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