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! George Gordon Battle Petitions
judge Holt for Habeas Corpus,
WAS READY TO SAIL TO-DAY
General Had Valises Packed,
Unaware of Two Attempts
by Friends to Get Him
Into United States.
While General Cipriano Castro, Vene
fjela's onetime dictator, was conjuring
up a dramatic resignation at his inabil?
ity to ?hake tue band of this fair land ?if
th? Ire* and was packing his valises yes?
terday afternoon preparatory to depart
1b| fror? Ellis Island for Germany to-day,
George Gordon Battle, a Wall Street law?
yer, was petitioning Judge Molt in the
federal Court to grant a writ of habeas
corpus for ?astro.
Juds<? Holt signed the writ, arid its
s?rvlr" on Byron H. t'hl, Assistant Com?
missioner ol immigration, made It possi
X'.a for the little general to postpone his
depart'.i from these shores until Friday,
?nd ind? In tely, In case the Instrument is
Other steps to help lb? detained dicta?
tor t" Is acre taken on Tkuraday, it
df\e!.'i"'- sterday, but for some reason
they merit awry. The moving spult In
?hit- ii.^a ' ?'as the R?v. Samuel F.
Mord?a no, pastor of tho iglesia Kvangellca
?Espa?ola, w no. though he bad never seen
?the banished South American, took pity
1 Ss him becaus? he was .?f Spanish sacas
Hr... Mr. Gordiano mads s trip to the
)Island on Thursday, as told in .vestei
dsyi Tribune, m rompan) with Caaafly
?Cook, an attorney, of No. M Broad street.
Il war? his Intention, be said lust night,
? to egfei ? '?? ?n be < .??ill t.. General
Kasti?. ? Mi Cook stood read] to as?
jcurea habeas corpus writ, if the geaeral
jas desired As a friend <>f Commissioner
i William-. Mr. Gordiano asid, be mads the
trip to the Island in the Commissioner's
privai? am.?ii. and was hospitably re?
ceived In his otf.ee. He sent bis card to
the general bj a messenger, he said, but
st the end of an hour the mes?-, ogee re?
turned elth the information thai Castro
woukl sot see him
Mr. Gordiano vu a? rust Inclined t<
think that !.. bad been treated rather dis?
courteously bj th? general, but later de
velopments Ird him to believe tiiai per?
haps the general had never received bis
Card. At any rate, he said, his effoit
be of aas stance failed, and be aras nia?i
?to learn ihsi Mr. Battis had met with
'greater su? ? ees.
Moved Solely by Public Spirit.
The motive which led Mr Battle t?.
? leek the writ from Judse Holt was one
ef pttMlc-B] lilted citizenship, nothing
moTf. according to the statement made
by hi? assistants last night. The lasry?
*u as much of a str?ngst to General
Castro a.? the clergyman, and it was only
'his belief that th? Venezuelan ba?l cot
j Wn glvei a square d?-al whldi 1? .1 birn
; to appear in the proceeding. Holding thai
the detection of Cipriano Castro was
1 without authority of law and in violation
?ef his rigtits. privileges and Immunities
| under the ? ^institution of the I'nlted
(State?, for the reason that b?' was not
wlthtn any ?>f the Musses sacluded by las
from admission into this countrv . Mi.
Battle determined at the las: mlnuts
that it was bis duty to be sine justice
|ili= ;? ' *ai a - ?;. .i i,[ a BUrprbM tO
i o c-'':al a?: H was *?i the immigration
.authorities. Castro was completing by
[telephone les final arrangements for sail?
ing on th?- Hamburg-American Uner
Amerika ? morning, when llarobl A.
??Content, of Mr Battle's office, arrived at
th?- island on a chartered tug and served
the paper on th? Assistant Commissioner.
Espresr . his gratitude for this mani?
festation . f interest it his humble affairs
lr. a burst of elo'iuent Spanish, the gen?
eral cancelled his pssasgs on the liner
Snd prepared to sit tight f?ir rhe struggle
Though Mr Bsttle appeared Vas petl
ttoner H Snowden Marahall, of thesame
hra firm, was the attorney In ibe pro?
ceed.:, u it was explained at their ofhee,
Ko 17 Wall street, last night that the two]
m?" i ol the firm appeared as indi
? Stdusls for th? reason that th? senior
PartiuT. Sei atoi (?Gorman, could not
lake an) oar? In an action against the
Th? Informattoa an which tiie petition
?as based was obtained by Mr. Gantant,
eon of Kerry Content, the Wall Btreet
BBsrator, who ran for Assemblyman
the last flection. He journeyed to ihe
l?la:.'l on Thursday, and. after a long
argument with ComaslMlonei1 Williams,
Baj 1. parSBlttSd to see the general,
t"?lr,g the only man. besides the new?
paiif- repoi ttis. who wa* granted that
lie told of his actions last night, sa>
"tng. In part:
"When I ?ailed yesterday Commissioner
Williams said that General ?'astro was <le
Ulned pursuant to the regulation of the
??migration authorities, ?rhtcfa holds that
when anv alien's right to land is not dear
sayead a doubt he ?hall be detained for
"After that I had an Interview with
General Castro, aided by an Interpreter
and In the presence of the Superintendent
cf Ellla Island. General Castro toi?] m*?
that it would gratify a vary dear desJre
of h?s to Is- able to visit the I'ndtd Mat?-?.
It was not his Intention to take up hi?
residence here, but merely to have a look
St this great land of freedom. The Inter?
view we? very short
"When I communicated tfiy interview to
?toy associate? we decided upon a habeas
corpu? petition. The petition contains the
formal statement that he Is detained with?
out fast reason, that be desires to be per?
mitted to land and that neither General
fostr? nor bis attorneys believe that be
?*>me? within any of the classes that are
BBttsded under our Immigration law?.
"The ?rit la not returnable until next
Friday, the regular day for motions In
the federal court. In the mean time It
??rts as s stay to any deportation order
which the Immigration authorities may
The servie? of the writ yesterday was
?H>t fceeompllBhed without Its bit of ex?
ilement. When Mr. Content and Ray?
PbBbI It .Barfaty, s young lawyer called
? to assist In the servl??e. arrived at the
Battery, ???nrcely five minute* after Judge
Holt had ?raxed hi? signature to the doeti
"i?iit. the?, found the Kills Island ferry out
?f "ommisslon on account of the storm.
Tli? SO] age, usually ?lone In ten minutes.
took them three-quarter? of an hour on
??'?? small tug they chartered. It wa?
forty-five minutes of suspense lest they
PaaM arrive too late to find any one in
PRESIDENT GREETS ? :
Mr., and Mrs. Taft's Reception of Ambassa?
dors and Ministers the Most Notable
of the Administration.
TFYi?m Tha Tribaa? Bareae ? j
Washington, Jan. 3?The most notable
diplomatic reception in the White House
during the Taft administration was held
to-night, when the President and Mia.
Taft entertained in honor ?if the diplo?
The drawing room? were flagrant with
flowers, American Hcauty rooes. in tall
silver jar? or vases, being used in the Red
Room, where the diplomats aSffmbisd.
l.a Prance roses in the Blue Room, where
the Pitsldent ar.d Mrs. Tait r.-? ?ii id. and
carnations in the Green parloi and Elast
Room. The Marine Hand, stationed in
the marble entrance ban, lent a brilliant
keynote of color, and the muatcal pro?
gramme included tin.? national aus ?if all
President and lira Pafl bad In une with
them the wives of all the ?Cabinet mem-!
bers. Mis Tuft's ?own was of black"
chiffon and blaek thread lace over white
satin, and mi- wore pearl*
Mis. Kt.i.x wore a ?own of pale green
satin, with an ovsrdress of green net
embroidered in silver, ami diamond neck?
lace and other ornamenta
Mrs MacVeagb WOTS white aid fellow
chiffon, over which fell a fiif train of
yellow velvet brocaded In Bay eolora.1
Point lace aid pearls formed the sjester
part of the bodice, an.l she wore a pearl
necklace, tiara and eorssg? ornamenta ?
Mrs. Btlansoa wore a gown of heavy
white satin brocaded in silver, lace soft?
enlng the bodice, a diamond collar and
necklac.? competing the toiler
Mrs.?Wtckeraham'e g?>-?-n was ..r silver
and gold brocade on White, cream la? ??
and tiiamond Ornamenta finishing tbe
Mrs. Meyer wore blaek ??iifT'iii fallina:
over a petticoat of lace, with a ceurt train
of embo??ed velvet, and a diamond liaia,
necklace and COrsagS ornaments.
Mis Nagel's gown was of Vendan
pink brocada with la"- and rhinsst??ne
Ths Ptaneb Ambassador and Mme. Jus-1
aerand were the Bret received. Mine. Jus-1
[serand's gown wa? of aiauvs sa?ir, bro
Icaded In gold.
The Secretary of the Nav> and Mr?.
Meyer OBCOrtld I heir ?muse guca,ts. Mrs.
John Astor. Mrs Reginald Hrooks and
Mr. and Mr?-. Prank Kllis. of New Y'?rk,
and their dsughters, the lllBBei Meyer, to
the nine Room The Miasma Meyer wore
gowns of whit? brooade made with draped
I ?kirts sad erorn with Mack velvet panela
i in in, back These relvel lashea or
panela rormed ib? i.letton -t<. a new
sty!? in Washington, and were seen on
' s"ine ?-if the ?noHi distinctive gowns
? Mrs Bookman ?Wlnthrop won Mach rrt
| vet embroidered In Jewela over a gown of
black meteor ?atin. and an overdrepery
! ?if Italian lace covered with ? fan "f fine
1 bla? h net.
Mis?. Asqulth sad L.adj Aberdeen, of
England, were with imbaasedor and
Mi?. Bryoe, us were Mis llealh.ti.lt S.
?ii.-ini and MM. Moret?n ??aiie, wives of
the new naval and militari attach?e of
the Pritish Embassy
Mi? ii,m \ i'. D'lmock, ?if Nss fork,
appeared In BOH blach "atin heavily em?
broidered and worn with old lace Hiid
diamonds Mrs. Hutchlnaon, her daugh?
ter, wok- pal?- hin. satin brocaded In
gold, ?in': a diamond stomacher, neck?
la< ?? . n<! t la ra
.Mrs AI bei i Akin wane | gOWn of
.rue i .he!, will! the bu |< e einbtol'l
!ered In rhineetoaes, and Hrt Bdarsrd S
?Worthington, ttr Chicago, srore a goers
of silt er ami pink brocade.
Mrs Caetrlllo, Wife "f the Minister of
Nicaragua, wore s gown of white satin
Beflora de Pena, wife of the Minister
?f Uruguay, a >re a gown ?>f Mack and
white chiffon over satin Se?orita de
Pena ?ore rose colored satin with
touches Of Mach chiffon; Sefioiita Maria
l'nrlota Be Pena Waa in a eOStUBIS "f
am Ii ol hi n. .-"b- and la? a
Mrs Havettlth, Wife Of the Hclglan
Mlnlater, wore ?> gowa si soft Ma? k
author!!) on whom they could sein?
? The genera] spent the day in eomp
I live quiet es? tot tor the advent of a v.
an Journalist and ;? tilo of moving I'b
men. Before ibey could tiain tbeii
spe ti\e batteries t" any eftect on the
tempered little general, however,
bounrd iaul of tbe room In a huff.
Washington. Jan. a.-The action Of t
eral ?Cipriano rastro to-day in ?mid?
I carrying to the courts hla fight for a?u
????ii to tbe United State? took S- ret
Xagel of tbe Department1 <>f Comm?
and Labor completely b) surprise <
I tic'? move, official? Bay. ?reates an irai
cedented situation Wrtta of habeas t
pus have been giantcd In many ca
after Immigrants have been denied BdS
?ilon, but no such action, it 1? pointed ?
has yet been tak' u agSlBSl ''astro.
In i>i?\ case.? of alien? ordered fiopor
who have sought ielea?e under hub
corpus, it 1? added, the courts have
variably dismissed the wilt? "n
ground tiiat rb? Secretar) of ''omine
*and Labor ?MM 'be final authollt) In i
FILIPINOS ASK SELF-RUL
Assembly Urges Delegate
Work for Jones Bill.
Washington Jan 3.-Cabled lustr?n tin
from the philippine Qeneral Assembly
work for the paksagc of ll ? Jones bill
provide for Philippine Independence, ai
a vi?-w to action at Ibis aeesiott. if p<
slhle, end, falling in that. I" press it
pan of tiie legislativ- programme of I
extra cession, have been received
Delegate Queson, of the Philippines.
Mr ?V ISSOn is BOt hopeful of having t
matter brought up before ihe extra s.
sion. when, he bas been 1 ?.Id. it n?n
put through both houses as a Demo? rut
Mr. Queson saya that every town m ii
archipelago has Indorsed tiie jone? hi
Tbe measure purposea to establish a pi
visional government, more autonomot
than al present, foi ?* probathMMtl
period of ei?ht \enrs. In ginning July
1913. and that after July 1. tfU, fl
United states shall relinquish a
sovereignty over the Philippines ar
gram to the Inhabitants complete lad?
TESTS "WHITE SLAVE" AC"
Supreme Court Asked to Sus
tain It as Constitutional.
Washington. Jan. ."..?The government i
a brief to-dav asked the Suprenfe Coin
to sustain the "white sht\?; traffic act'' a
?..?s'sum? Attorney Qeneral itarr quote
the decision of th<- Supreme Court In 11 ?.
holding tbe constitutional!. | of the lot
against the transportation In int.rstat
commerce of ?liseascil cattle
' Will It he said." asked Mr. Han. tha
Congress? if it chooses to act, cannot pro
tect the i>eople of the several ?t?te
against the introduction of womm am
gins for the purposes of debauchery; thu
IhS law afford? greater security t<? DSttl?
than It doe? lo persons?"
ARCHBALD TRIAL DELAYE )
Death of Senator Davis Postpone?!
Hearing of Defence Until To-day.
Washington. Jan 3.-The Senate, sitting
a? a court of Impeachment In the trial of
judge Robert W. Archbabl, of the Com?
merce Court, will convene again to-mor?
row after a lapee of more lhan two
week?. The trial wa? ?cheduleil to he re?
sumed tii-day, hut the suelden death ol
Senator l'avis, of Arkansas, and the aub
BeejUettt adjournment ot the Senate aa a
mark of respect forced a postponement.
A. 8. Worthlngton, Judge Archibald's
chief counsel, stated that to-morrow'a
session would be devoted to the testimony
of the witnesses remaining t?? be heard In
Jpdge Arohhsld's behalf, and that the
jurist would take the witness stand In hi?
own behalf em Momia \
TAFT TO LIVE IN HOTEL
Will Spsnd Several Months in New
Haven Before Taking a House.
"Waahington, Jan. 8. President Taft dis?
cussed to-day with ex-Oovernor Woodruff
of Connecticut. Colonel Isaac Pllman. of
New Haven, and several other residente
of Connecticut Ida plans for taking up
his work a? Kent professor of law at
Vale after March 4. Mr. Taft expects to
live for several month? In a New Haven
hotel. Later h? will take a house in that
( nnlinued from flr.t pagr.
a week ago ?estorda] with three ,.f
his d'-putles I'nsu? ? ? ssful in their at?
tempts to serve Mr. Rocbefeller ,at I
either f.f his home?. Riddell employai !
Minns detectives A g.iar.l was ata?I
tinned around Mr. Rockefeller's home, j
at No <?Kf? Fifth av.-niie. ss well a? the
homes of his sons-in-law. which ad?
Join Mr Rockefeller's <>ther deputies
and detectives we?. set 08 watch
around Mr. Rockefeller's country bosne,
Rockwood Unit. TsuTytown, while
others sought him on Jekyl Island, ?if
the ?'anilina coast.
Efforts last night t?. learn the where?
aboiits of Mr. Rocbefeller were m rivall?
ing, nut it is still believed hy the
searchers that he was bidden away in
his Fifth avenus i oms Imutedtate!?
Upon the re? elpt of the news thai Mr
Bo. kefe|?er l,a,? agTBSd I?? accept ser?
vice C B. winis. a deput; iergeant?at?
arm?? who .am? frorn Washington >es
terday to relieve Mr Ui.l.lell. win? ha?l
been or?lered t?, return to Washington
earlier In the day, ami Richard White,
mother deputy, hurried m a taxlcab to
the Rockefeller liome and told those on
Watch of the good new s
"Hurrah boya!" tvtllls cried, It's ail
off. He has accepted service."
ah hands then piled Into the at? and I
were taken t?. the Hotel Martinique, j
where preparations were made to re-j
turn t.. Washington on the If: M train
Subpoena Costly to United States.
Mr. Rockefellef bas been the only I
witness subpoenaed before th ? investi- |
gatine committee who had avadad bot i
vu-?.. There have been about two thou-j
?ami examined since the ? onimitte?*?
had l.ecn in Session, and the COS? of
serving them baa been less than th*
total <f?st ?>f tin- efforts to persuade
Mr. Bo? kefeller t" appear as a witness.
The statement <?f tii?* surrender came
iincxpe.te.Jlv hist evening. It followed
by but a few b.iiirs the receipt ?if a
lelegram !r.?m Mr. Pujo by Blddell
Which requested 'hat be return to
Washington ami report to a sub-com?
mitten, which was callad to meet to?
day m Washington to formulate Other
means ?if serving Mr. Bo.-kefeller. It
is understood that a resolution wa? lo
be prepared which would he offered for
adopt ion by the House of Bepr?senta
tives which would sanction the lssu
an< e by Speaker Champ Clark of a
warrant "f .?.ntenipl. which carried
with it th?* right t?. forcibly enter the
home of the millionaire.
During the afternoon Blddell, with
his deputies, went to the home on Fifth
av.-nne. The usual annwer of "Mr.
Rockefeller is not in" was the result.
He then requested to see the bouae
kceper. The maid closed the dnor, re?
turning ten minutes later with the In?
formation thiit the housekeeper could
not be found. Blddell then said:
"In the name of the House of Repre?
sentatives of the United States I ask
t.? be permitted to see Mr. Rockefeller."
The maid replied: "I am aorry, but
he is not here."
Washington, Jan. Z.- K?presentatlv?
Pujo expressed gratification to-night over
the action of William Rockefeller In
agreeing to accept service on a subpmns
to appear before the Bouse committee
January 13. He waa particularly pleased
because It had not lieen found necessary
to resort to more drastic steps.
Brunswick. ??a., Jan. 3.? Efforts to-day
to get further Information of the neme
and whereabouts of the mysterioti* yacht
reported to have csrried William Rocke?
feller and hla family out to ses brought
little satisfaction, bul It waa stated posi?
tively by aeveral residents on Jekyl Island
that Mr. Rockefeller had been there for a
week or more.
Chicago, Jan. 3.-The presidents of
three of Chicago's leading banks have
gean ?ubpeenaed to appear before the Pujo
committee on Wednesday. |
e iras aided
10 ABHOLD RECORD
More Standard Oil Correspond?
ence Submitted to Clapp Com?
mittee by W. R. Hearst.
MANY LAWMAKERS NAMED
Foraker Told That One Bill Is
"Vicious," and "Senator
McL's" Course Receives
: Frtm Th? Tribune BerSSB
Washington jan |,_ \\nre of the Stand?
ard ou lettera the eorreapondence of
John D Arebbold with Beaotora Pora
ker, MeLeorln, Quay and Scott and Rep?
resentative sihiei. submitted by w. R.
Ilearsl. were included In the record of
the Renate Campaign Fund Investigating
? ommlttee. which held a abort session to?
day. The letters made an interesting
commentary on past political history.
There -aere meisas?-? from BS-Benator
N. B. Scott, or West Virginia, to Mr.
Archbold, ?aylng: "Thank? to you an 1
other friends, we have West Virginia
Jn letters from ex-Senator Mcl.aunn he
?aid: "f ?au beat Tlllman if properly
and generously ?uppoited."
Benator isaiiev figurai Is the eorre
Bgondence as one wiih whom A??'hhol?l
was fluxions m have a talk BJ far oh .*
Objscts to "Vicious" Bill.
One letter purporting lo be from Mr.
Arebbold to Senator ibrakor, dateti in
New fork February _*., th?\ read:
My Daor Benator: I venture t" write
> ou a word regarding the bill Introduced
by Senator .lone?, of A-kansas. and
known as S Mf and intemletl to amend
the act "to prated trude and ?oinmeice
against unlawful restraint and monopo?
lies,'' etc., Introduced by him Hecem
It reallv seem? s? though thl? bill 1?
veil unnecessarily nevero and even
Vicious Is It not mUCh netter to fest the
application "f the Bherman u?t befor? re?
sorting to ? measure of this kln?l'.' I
hope you will feel so about it, and ? will
I"? gieatly pleased to haie a word from
?on on the subject. The bill I?. I believe,
still In .ommlttee With kind r? gurd?.
very truli >ours.
JOHN r?. ARCH BOLO.
laOtber letter, aaid t?i have been ?ent
by Mr. Arebbold io Reprssentatlva sibiey
?m June ?,, ???ol, read;
My I ?ear Ml Slble;. : I .lu?. re? Bivod
lour favor of the 4th and herewith re
tarn Senator Mel,.'? van Intelesiinii let
It i I wrote Seniitoi Met, BOOM din?
?aio. > i pre? king uiv great admlra'bui for
his wise and courageous course, and eay
Ing to him thai 1 would be very glad io
? oiifei with him.
Comment? on Roossvslt.
The longest and most interesting ?if th?
communication? w?s a letter from Itepie
???utatlve Blblei. In which he commenterl
on various potttl? Ian?, particularly I'resl
dent Roosevelt and Roses seats lira Camp?
l?ll of Kan*?? Mr. MMey referred to
PresMsai Roosevelt ?? one w h?> ?i?j
afrai'l of public opinion, for which 1 ?
mistook the noi?e of the rsbhle He wrote
of Representative ?'ampheli that h? was
S young man without any npea-tal char*
acteiletloa who loved notoriety sad abo
B*asar*t likely to have a political future.
Some of the member? ?>f the committee
hail misgivings ?bout placing in the rec.
old communication? of thl? ?ort which
had no hearing on the eub'ect of the ln
\e?tl(-atlon. but It w?? de, ded thai they
wer* Included m Ihe resolution ?nd that
th?- commute? had M ?uthotlty to ?lim?
After tbe ietten wei? read in?'? 'he rto
or?l the tommlltee hehl an eie'iitlve ????
don At '.ts condastea Chatrinaa Clapp
announced thai BO further heatings would
he announced ?t present, but that taa
eommlttee ?would meel si bis call
WEDEMEYER A SUICIDE
Michigan Representative Jumps
Overboard at Sea
Washington ian ' Representation,
William w Wedemeyer, at Ann ?A'bor.
Mi? h , who s Iddenly srenl Insane at
Colon, Panama, at the time of Preeideat
Taft'B lecent visit to ti?? isthmus, lumped
overboard ij?i nlgbl from the steamer
Panama oa s M? h he had been taken at i
Mr, Wedemeyei srent le n.e isthmus I
with a Congreeetonsl parti On the ray?
ace from Kea f*Ol1l b? COllapeed and was
taken first t" b aaaatortum in Paaaana
an?l late: r a ? cOBtUMd In a hospital He
bet ame Violent ?"'?I i :, \ ???I ala.tit his de?
feat m Un last elect loa He developed a
?ui? idal tendettC] and was . losely
Mr. W.o. me <: m dIoM friends "???> tbat
?, few .Ih?s befen :??;??? in?; fOI tue isihmns
he fell and ?tru< U hi.? head on an i> v
sidewalk. His hurt ?as SOt IbOl rO?
garded as serious
Colon, j'an. i William w Wedemeyer
left ?'oion in charge "f twe auraaa He
leaped from the fiech of the T'anama at
;;3?1 o't lo< k yestsrdgy evening. A boat
was lowered .-?nd the crea searched for
forty minut?e without nn?ling; an\ trac?
of Ihe hod)
Ann Arber, Mich., las f Friends sf
Heprenentatlr?- Wedenie>er h?re attrib?
ute hi? ?ueakibiwii to the ?trcnuous cam?
paign he went through last fall. Which
resulted In hi? defeat by 8. W. Itoakc?.
a Daanccrat, am' to overwork In ? 'in?
Mr?. WddSSSOyor ba? not yet been toi?!
of lier hueband'? death, her friends deem?
ing It advisable to await further details.
She suffered a serious nervous ahock
when flrat told of her husband'? sickne?a
and has since been under a physician's
car?. Two children survive the Repre?
Mr. Wedemeyer succeeded ?'hsrles
Townsend, now t'nited States Senator, in
the lower house of Congre??. He wa? de?
feated last fall by S. W. Ilaakea. of
Ann Arbor. Mr. Wedemeyer mad? a
strenuous campalRn, ami the result of th?
election wa? in doubt for several days.
He announced he would be a candidate
two year? hence.
He waa bom of German parentage on a
farm In Washtenaw County, Mich., in
1171. He waa graduated from the t'nlver
slty oi Michigan In 184 and finished In
the law course th* next year. He t?iok
up school work for a while, serving a
term aa achool commlaaloner of his coun?
ty. He waa deputy Commissioner of
Kailroad? under Governor Plngre?. He
was alao for a brief time American Con?
sul at Georgetown. British Guiana. He
practised law In Ann Arbor when not
FOX DIVORCE DECREE 8TAND8.
(By T?i>8T_ph ?*> The Tribun? I
Reno, Jan. I.-Judg? Orr refusad to-day
th? petition of Hugh Corby Fox, of New
York, to reopen Mrs. Fox's divorce case.
eTORE ARMY CANTEE
GENERAI WOOD ADVIS
Chief of Staff Also Sugge
Legislation'for Ridding thi
Army of Unfit Officers.
Head of Army, in Annual 1
port, Details Plans for Re
organization of Field
Washing!en, Jan. 3?The reatoratloi
the army .anteen and the enactmenl
legislation f?.r the elimination from
United states army of uniit officers
among the principal recommendatlom
Major Panerai l<eonard Wood! chief
staff of tbS Brmy, in his annual rep
made public to-day. General Wood b
I wise re commends the concentration
the army on Strategic lines and in ar
where it ?-an be mors economically mi
laine?!. an?l would IrSBSfsr all th? [
? sonnel ?.i ib?, staff corps excepting ei
?eers, medical ofH er? end chaptslns
tbe line. Increeslng accordingly de m
bar of general envers and line onV
In the ?lifenni grades.
The transfer of the personnel of si
corps lo the line, in Qeneral Wood's oj
ion. "win terminate the constant str
gie between line an?! staff, a strug
whi.h is ;i- eM as the army Bud I
which promises to continue. There wo
t.e no Interference with promotion, i
would ti" members Of the present st
corps loss any of their present advi
lases. Th.* staff corps would be en
pose.i oi men much more closely in toi
with the sentiments and ne.-.ls of the 11
There would i?e more cooperation ?
greater ? ftb lency."
Urges Advancement on Merit Basi
PIscussiiiK means for the ellmlti.ttl
of unfit ??ftVeis, the Chief of staff says
The fail efficiency <>f an organlsstlon
men ciiiiiot be secured without a systi
b) which the m?rita ?>f the Individu
s?iaii heve soi.ffcci upon their i
rsneemsnt. The arms hsa long BUffes
from the lack or auch a i) st. m. Up
the grade ..f colonsl promotion is entfn
I?? Benlorit) In each branch, and there
H?, wa? ne?l.-t i.'.e hiw b) which an .
beer, no mattet what ins merit, ran
sdvsnced n sinnle numbei except by ms
lug Mm a general officer. Conssrvatl
opposition .?? most to be l?n.ke?i for In t
srmy. will., there i? lesiona fear of I
effects ??' fav?ii itism. bu. ti.:*? would d
ap|.i-?i under the Influence of a propo
tInn of law in piece the Belecttons wh?
they belong in the hands of tin- servi
itself, Which surelv is urn thy of the Iru
by lodging ir with boards of officers
chosen a? not t?i be personally sffset
by their decialona and sworn to act In a
cordance with Ibe be?i Interests of t
Discussing ?he ?anteen question, ?!??
?-i.il Wood says:
The great majority <?f the officers ?>f t
arm? are ??f tbe opinion that the re-??
tabllshmeni of the canteen under prop
superxisloi would tend i" Improve II
beslth. dlSdpllne ami efllclencv of tl
service through dismissing ?nremperan
and Immorality, I concur in 'his optnlc
Qeneral Wood encounters an old ?Hf
catty in trying to solve the qaesttOa
ti.* flii. tu.ition in the number of des?.
t ..t.s trota year I?. \ear Last >>>ar tl
desertions numbsred MH, an increase
897 ovi-r tbS v,-ar |.r.ling. "It is pro
able." be soya "thai man? young bm
enliste?! bft ?ear with an sspsctntlon .
tieid service, arklch whs net gratified."
Field Artillery Reorganization.
For the first time Qeneral Wood, In '
report, is ai?ie to present to Consjrses
derailed plan for the reorganisation of ti
fu-id artillery In conneetJon artth the r.*i
eral army reorganisation. This generi
plan provides that tin* first increment i
the skeleton field army shall be two reg
rneiits .?f infantry, su battalions of tiei
artillery, ons field companj of slgtu
tr?K?i?s. live field hospitals and five ambi
Ian..- companies Bj this stsadard th?-!
is al pr?sent s rast sbortaga ..f IM
srtlllery not onli for tbe army, but fc
ih<? militia 'I't.e proper proportion of fiel
guns is | m i-1 i.'?."1 cavalry ami infantrj
ni..i ?m this basia there is at presen!
deflclenc) of 111 guns ?>r the material fo
Usaas rs-gtmentS la the regular annj
while tu.- militia is short SIT g\ins. Th??r
Is ne provision. ?Moreover, for effect I v
servi.f smmi r.lti'in an?l many of th
?uns wo id, ?ti a ?inet?? ?lay s il ich t. IS
all the smmunitlon which can now i?
carried for them.
Qeneral Wood referring to the miutnr
maxim thai superiority "f lite is tissdw
before troops ran sdvance over th? mod
.-m battledetd, adds thai if we do no
have this sddltionsl artillery the armlet
ar?- destined to ultimate def.?at n. ale
?ails attention le tbe fa? t that many ?>
the states refuse to Include a prui>er pro
portion Sf Held artillery and cavalry u
their militia because ol the espense, an?
be suggests that hereafter Congress d? t?
n'.telv appropriate money which ran on!)
as nse?i by ibe states fee tbe organisa?
lions "f these srtna
Qeneral Wood stronglj recommends tin
snaettnent of ?espala tion pending In Con?
gres? for B certain amount <>f govei li?
ment Support Of rlftS shooting in the pub?
INSURANCE TRUST SOUGHT
Was Morgan's Aim After Frisco
'Quake, House Probers Hear.
Washington. Inn. I -a declaration
thai a representative of J. Pleipoul Mor?
gan and other large tiiian? I.il interests,
shortly after ths San francisco earth?
quake, went t?. Preatdem Brans of the
Continental insurance Company with
plans for a *?.i?'.'?oo.?????i insurance trust,
and that Mr. Kvans declared su?h a trust
Impossible, was made to-day by Alfred M.
Heut, of N?*w York, before the House Com?
mittee on the Hisirict of Columbia. The
committee is investigating the office of
the local Supei intendent of Insurance.
Charle? K. I'arusi, counsel for Insurance
companies that figure In the inquiry, sug?
gested that there was now virtually an in
aurance trust, comprising the companies
that subscribe to the regulation? of th?
underwriting governing board. Mr. B?*st
would not agree to this, but admitted that
no agent for a company not a subscriber
to the underwriting hoard regulations
could operate In New York City.
BAILEY'S RESIGNATION IN
Texas Senator Retires?John?
ston to Succeed Him.
Washington. Jan. 3- Senator Joseph W.
Bailey sent his resignation as Senator
from Texas to Senator Oalllnger to-day,
to take effect Immediately.
R. M. Johnston, of Houston, is in the
city, and Senator Lalley said Mr. Johnston
would be appointed by the Governor to
succeed him. with the expectation that
when the Legislatur? met it would elect
blm to fill out the unexptred term.
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