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U. S. WILL BACK
Has Notified Great Britain
Moral Support in the
BY PRESIDENT'S ACTION
Announcement Leaked Out Pre
maturely and May Affect
forts for the relief of the Congo Free
Journal Special Service.
Chicago, Dec. 29.A Washington
ferial to the Chicago Tribune says:
It is admitted at the state depart
irnent that semi-official intimation has
been conveyed to .Great Britain thru the
American embassy in London that the
United States will be in sympathy with
any action the British government m,y
tak looking toward an amelioration of
ponditions in the Congo Free State.
The sympathy and support of the
jftJ-Qjited States are not directly pledged
I %'o many' words, because the Lodge
resolution is still pending in the senate
and it is not deemed to be wise for
the state department to take positive
action until that resolution, which is
sweeping in its character, has been
England Has Been Waiting.
This intimation on the part of the
United States that it will morally sup
port Great Britain in settling affairs in
the Congo is the one thing for which
English statesmen have been striving
for a long time. If they can mix into
thcCongo dispute with the moral sup
port of the United States they can
treat the matter as a distinct inter
national dispute and in this way force
King Leopold not only to ameliorate the
condition of the people of tuff Congo,
about which Great Britain cares little,
but to do something in the way of a
cession of territory, about which Great
Britain cares a great deal. ELMER DOVER.
The United States has so little trade Secretary,of Republican national commit-
with the Congo Free State that so far
as trade relations go, this country has
almost no reason to interfere/ and
should the United States do so at all,
it would do so in a sympathetic way
on humanitarian grounds only.
It may be that before the Lodge
resolution, now pending in the senate,
Is passed and the state department is
thereby authorized to come to the relief
of Great Britain the situation in the
Congo may be adjusted ia$a satisfactory
Washington, Dec. 29.Administration
leaders the senate have been placed
a very awkward position by the
announcements- from the state depart
ment, that the. government has pledged
Great Britain its support in any steps
tciken for the amelioration of conditions
the Congo Free, State.., The action
taken by the president was entirely
without advice or consent-
senate. _- v.""'"
Lodge Makes Move.'"]' 'v"
Senator Lodge 'and other friends of
tne administration, realizing the presi
dent had taken a step without consult^
ing the senate, .which might lead to
serious interference with the domestic
affairs of a nation at peace with the
United States, if not,to eventual war,
recently made .inquiries and, ascertained
that the action had been taken by the
president. On the next day Mr. Lodge
introduced a resolution in the senate, i
authorizing the president to co-operate i
with any civilized government in ef-j
State. But it was found impossible to!
the state department has made the ad
ministration senators nervous and there
is grave doubt as to whether the Lodge
resolution can now be adopted.
BUSCH VERY LOW
St. Louis Brewer Very 111 with Pneu
monia, Crisis Today.
St. Louis, Dee. 29uAdolphus Biisch,
the wealthy brewer, who is confined to
his home with a severe attack of pneu
monia, suffered a sudden relapse early
today. The attending physicians
worked with him until the middle of
the forenoon, when it was announced
Mat he had rallied and his condition
showed improvement. The attending
physicins said that the crisis was ex
pected today and that if Mr. Busch
PHSsed thru that successfully the
chance.s would be in favor of his re
UNIFORM DIVORCE OPPOSED
Washington Ministers Organize Move
ment Against It.
Washington, Dec. 29.Vigorous ob
jection will be interposed by the
churches of Washington to the adop
tion by congress of the uniform divorce
1*aw agreed upon at the recent conven
tion of the National Congress of Uni
form Divorce Laws, held in Philadel
The ministers of Washington propose
to organize a movement to oppose the
adoption of the law.
Kentucky Man Fatally Wounds Both
Bride and Bridegroom.
Hopkinsville, Ky., Dec. 29.Because
his sister-in-law, Margaret Taylor, was
married to Henry Morris against his
wishes, Lewis Wilson went to their jl-j
home a few hours after the ceremony \H
find shot them both probably fatally, i
STORM AT GIBRALTAR
Belgian Steamer LostSeveral of Crew
Cadiz, Dec. 29.A terrific storm is
prevailing in the straits of Gibraltar.
Manv ships have sought shelter in vari
ous ports along the coast. The Belgian
steamer Heidelberg, bound for Havana,
has been lost. Several of her crew
CLEVELAND IS ILL
Physician Says He Doesn't Exercise
Princeton, N. J., Dec. 29.Former
President Grover Cleveland is confined
to his home here suffering from an
r*tack of acute indigestion. His phy-
r' ian savs the attack, was brought on
is J-ik of exercise. s
FOR TABIFF REYISION
tee favors tariff change soon.
Six Persons Killed\and Twelve
Wounded in an Outbreak
Lodz, Poland, Dec. 29.The situation
here is rapidly .becoming acute. San
guinary encounters were frequent dur
ing the day. Up to this hour six per
sons have' been, killed and ^twelve
The':. authorities, "at first supine, are
now more active and are' preparing to
meet/ail'- tfmergeneiesi. It is generally
expected that the workmen will event
ually secure the upper hand over the
socialists, drive out the -agitators'' and
resume work within a few days.
Th'e principal Polish banks says they
do not fear any financial difficulties
among the firms which have been forced
to close down their works.
The socialists here yesterday mur
dered no less than a score-of-national-.'
keep the president's action quiet. The! If J?
unexpected announcement yesterday at
Y"s to feed and lodge the un
hasten matters. So it was decided to: *,7 Iinaiia?e]J.lrh.et*
ia PAGES-HOME, EDITION., 2 3^BJ&!lJS&&'&'SS? SATURDAY BKrggTjjfa, DECEMBER^
BANK'S MOVE NOTABtE
Swedish American National Advances
1 Dividend and Increases Surplus.
The Swedish American National bank has advanced its dividend rate from
6 to 8 per cent a year, imd has increased its1
-:i The directors of the bank yesterday declared a semi-annual dividend of 4
per cent. The former rate was 3 per cent, or 6 per cent a year. The transfer of
$50,000. from the tmdivided profits to the'surplus account places the total at
$300,000., and will leave at the close of the year a sum in the undivided.profits
column approximating the amount which was transferred from it yesterday.
The Swedish American Savings bank has increased its rate of interest on
deposits from 3 to 3 per cent.
Financial men make the comment on the action of the Swedish American
directors yesterday that the transfer of such a large sum to the surplus account
is an evidence of conservative banking management,, while the fact that they
felt warranted at the same time in increasing the dividend rate from 6 to per
cent is a commentary on the prosperous conditions prevailing. The capital of
the bank is $500,000.
uttuviuut this city vicinity
the to stree COmin Pe citizenorganizee at th point
orem aSeheiblers' and enginee-
w^ ,i_ wo
or anotherr factory were murdered dur
ing the night by socialists, and the en
gineers of those and other establish
ments, fearing assassination, refused
this morning to return to their work
undivided surplus account to
DOVER IS OUT FOR
Secretary of Republican National
Committee Declares for Ac
tion by Next Congress.
Journal Special Service.
Washington, Dec. 29.Elmer Dover,
secretary of the republican^ national
committee, has startled the standpatters
by coming out in an interview declaring
that tariff revision should be under
taken by the sixtieth congress when
it convened in December of next year.
Mr. Dover has made no secret of his
views favoring tariff revision, but here
tofore has never indicated that he dif
fered from other prominent republicans
who favor fevision and say that the
republican party should do the revising,
but who can not bring themselves to
setting a definite time for revision.
Now, however, Mr. Dover makes it
clear that he believes that, just as it
was decided years ago, that the way to
resume specie payment was to resume,
the way'to revise the tariff is to re
vise it, and begin the work at the
earliest practical moment.'
Dover Not Scared.
"As I see it,"'said Mr. Dover, "the
danger sto the republican party thru
the tariff issue lies in: not taking defi
nite steps toward revision before the
next national campaign. If revision is
begun by the sixtieth congress the tariff
will not be an issue in the 190S cam
paign. That question will have been
"tt would not be wise to attempt to
revise the schedules at this present ses
-sion, because- the fiftv-ninth congress
expires on March 4, and it could not'
therefore finish the work in that time.
It should not be an extraordinary ses
sion after March 4, because there are
no extraordinary'conditions to make im
perative the calling. of such, a session.
It would not be wise, on the other hand,'
-fp. wait until after, the next election and
make revision an issue in the next cam
paign for the reason that the party
might carrj^he pitcher to the-well once
Would Eliminate Issue.
"If revision comes at the next ses
sion the question cannot be an issue
in the 1908 campaign, and the party's
record for accomplishment will be all
the stronger. I have no doubt of the
success of the republican candidate in
the next presidential fight, but. I think
his position as a candidate will be all
.the stronger if the tariff has been re
Such doctrine as Secretary Dover
puts forth is characterized as rank
heresy by the standpatters of the
Speaker Cannon school, and there are,
admittedly, many of them among the
republicans who rank as party leaders.
Furthermore, these leaders are in con
trol of the situation, to all intents and
purposes, and their program postpones
revision until after the 1908 campaign.
Aoxrr IN THE COL'D. **}&&
The Chicago boy seems to be a little shy on eover:*
He Is Standard Oil Man and Ear
Investigation of' Harriman Lines
to Extend to Pennsylvania
Under New Control.
Journal Special Service.
Washington, Dec 2-If Henry C.
Frick should succeed A. J. Cassett as
president of the Pennsylvania railroad
system, a remarkable situation will re
sult in relation t the searching in
vestigation which the Roosevelt admin
istration ha% directed* of Harriman in
terests. Fric^is known first and fore
most as th& .representative of the
Eoekefeller-Standaxd Oil interests. He
and Harrimajt are closely identified, and
it is said mil not be as amenable to
White House influence, .especially as
Harriman, with whom he is in close
relations in railroad operations, is per
sonally bitter, toward the president.
When the Haxrimgai investigation be
gins in New 'pork? S&n. 4, interesting
testimony, it^& understood, will be
Owing to Ga&t
7 personal relations
with President ^Roosevelt, perhaps, the
Pennsylvania railroad thus far has es
caped government investigation, altho
the investigatioir conducted by its own
officers showed! that its methods dif
fered little framthose exercised -in the
operation of am':: railroad in the coun
try. Thereformr politicians point out,
the governmenrtoay extend its investi
gation to the 'Pennsylvania* especially
if Frick and Harriman* get control.
There will^be no squeamishness
about making thpro^ investigation of
these railroad ^n#tions," said a man
who knows wfiifc *e is talking about.
The inyestigdstiori will go to vitals
of railroading -Before rthis coming in
quiry of the interstate" commerce com
mission is closed." Oassatt Pflneral.
Philadelphia^ 1 JQfec' 29.Arrange-
ments are being perfected today for
the funeral of the late Alexander
Johnston Oassatt, ^president* of the
Pennsylvania railroad, whieh will take
place Monday afternoon. Every build
ing owned by thfe. company and the
locomotives are tipped with mourning.
At the company Ibjg^office building in
this city work is 0ra"iticaHy suspended
nd the. .mourning.'officials and em
ployees gather in'rg^upsand discuss the
life, ^nd characte^r. of their beloved
chief. vv v'..
PA9TORI3 I^SUE PAPER
One Issue of ^eni|qn "Qbio, Paper
Turned Over to Them.
Journal Special Servic'e.'-v
Benton, Ohio., Dec '29.The Satur
day edition of the News-Eepublican
was issued by the vMjnisterial associa
tion of this city,: It was announced
that the- ministers would 'endeavor to
issue the. paper a%#he apostles* would
Th .mgipera selected" ':'$&?'.
Henry Katterjohh- editor-in-chief.
Mr. Katteirjphn-is ^ast6 of the St.
John's Evangelical church,-and is a
popular, and brilliant'pulpit orator.
Considerable space will be given to
providing, a Y, M. C. A for Kenton
and advertising the revival to be held
The idea of turning the office over to
the ministers resulted from a joke. One
of the ministers approached the mana
ger about advertising the revival serv
ice and he jokingly remarked that he
would turn over his paper to them. The
minister took him up.
CARUSO'S ENEKY WSE9 "PLACE.
New York. Dec. 29.It was stated, apparently
authoritatively last night, by a close friend
of William L. Mathot, third deputy police com
missioner,, that the latter had tendered his
resignation to Police Commissioner Bingham two
WeeUs ago. There have been frequent rumor's
that Mathot would resign ever since 'his prose
cution of Enrico Caruso, the tenor, for annoying!
women in Central Park.
NEW HEAD OF H. E. A.
NeWly elected president of Minnesota
ENDED TflE BQtIT
Duluth Boxer/ Went Against
the Ways of a WickedL
Sparring matches in Minneapolis
received a setback last night at
Normanna hall thru the administering
of oil of mustard to Curley Ulrieh, a
Duluth battler, who was sparring with
Jimnry Potts ,of Minneapolis.
The drug was given to Ulrieh at the
end of the ninth round of a fast bout
by Ben Tremble, a St. Paul boxer, who
was seconding Ulrieh. He was either
ignorant of ..the potency of the drug or
was not in favor o Ulrieh having
much of a chance to speed up his work
in the final round of the bout. There
has been something of a search today
to find Apothecary Tremble and re
quest an explanation of''his action, but
he has evidently retired to his villa
at St. Paul to rest, after the strenuous
labors of the night.
Bout Was Past.
Potts and'Ulrieh had put up a rat
tling bout for nine rounds, with the
tide turning slightly in favor of Pottfl
at the end of the ninth round. He had
-shown great superiority over Ulrieh as
a boxer, bpt both men were strong 5-nd
in condition to make a fast nnii,h. As
Ulrieh stepped back, to his s-arner at
the i bell, Tremble reached over with a
small vial and placed it to Ulrieh's lips.
The boxer gave a gasp and rolled to
the floor, where he spent the interven
ing minute before the ,bell sounded for
the final round.. He struggled to his
feet, assisted by his seconds, and a
second later eame the clash in the
ring, .where he went down for the
was- taken |o ^:ri^uSogerv, & hotel.
This morning he said that his" mouth
is badly burned by the mustard and
that he remembers nothing save .the
idea-that he was choking after it was
Intended for Potts.
There ..is another story afloat' to the
effect that, without Ulrieh's knowledge,
one of his friends, who had bet on the
bout, had the pi^. of mustard handy,
with the expectation of putting it on
Ulrieh's gloves, with the intent that it
would get into Potts' eyes and blind
him that 'the bottle was handed to:
Tremble by mistake and, ignorant of
its nature, he administered it, under the
impression that it was ammonia.
Potts had no' knowledge of the
fair and did not know what was wrong
until after the police had swarmed
into the ring and ended the evening's
performance. Both men had shown
form in the bout and were in good con
dition when the fiasco came off.
In .the preliminary, Leo Eyan and Bad
Bartos went ten fast rounds, Eyan win
ning thru his clever boxing on defensive
and attack. Bartos was heavier and a
willing mixer. A crowd of about eigh
teen hundred witnessed the bouts and,
despite the wretched management as
torderly seatinthruout. arrangemnts, the crowd was
RAISULI'S CHIEFS DESERT
Situation at Tangier ImprovesFeeling
Tangier, Dec. 29.The members of
the diplomatic corps are very much
gratified at the improvement in the
situation here. The success of- War
Minister Gabbas has been more marked
than they believed possible. The power
of Eaisuli has been badly shaken if
not completely broken. Instead of the
sultan's troops deserting to Eaisuli,
some of. the latter's chiefs have come
in and made formal submission to
Mulay Mustapha, the sultan's uncle,
and it is even stated that Ben Mansour,
Baisuli's representative here who yes
terday was asserted to have
bandit chief but
it now appear was
detained as a prisoner by the minister
of war, was really. imprisoned at his
own request. The diplomats regard the
war minister's success not only as a
victory for the sultan but as a vindi
cation of the Francos-Spanish policy,
which.compelled the Moroccan author
ities to take action in the matter.
Cadiz,. Spain, Dec. 29.The Spanish
.armored cruiser Emperador Carlos V,
and the battleship Pelayo have been
ordered to sail for Tangier Jan. 2.
BERESFORD LEFT A MILlAON
And Gave $10,000 to His Negro Mis
Flor a Wolf.
Journal Special Service.
EI Paso, Tex. Dec. 29.The will of
Lord Deleval Beresford, brother of
Charles Beresford, lord admiral of. the
BritishI navy, who was killed, in a rail-
XXXLIJ navy WH O was Killed in a rail
road wreck at Enderlin, N. D., contains
a bequest of $10,000 to "Flora Wolf, the,
negro woman with whom Beresford
lived for four years in Mexico.
In El *e Pas
know" as "Lad Flo.' Beresfor fre
.uauy xio. xeresxor a ire--
th Wolf woman was
quently visited El Paso, but had. few
friends here. He associated with hack
drivers, bartenders and others of that
cl^ss. He leaves two ranches' in Mex
ico containing a total of 173,000 acres,
land in New Mexico, El Paso and Can
ada. tho estate being valued at a mil
"brothers, Lord Charles and Lord Mar
cus, and Lord Charles is made executor.
o6. ^Vl?:fpRiCE ONE CENT* IN MINNEAPOLIS.
TAFT IN HANDS
OF HIS FRIENDS
Will Enter Presidential Race if
There Is Demand for His
Washington, Dec. 29.Secretary Taft
made the following statement today
concerning his. presidential aspirations:
"For the purpose of relieving the
burden, imposed by recent publications
upon some of .my friends\ among the
Washington newspaper correspondents,
of putting further .inquiries.' to me, I
wish to say that my ambition is not
political that I do not-expect to be
the republican candidate, if for no
other reason, because of what seems
to me to be- objections to my availabil
ity which do not
the continued discharge
Washington, Dec'. 29.William H.
Taft, secretary of" war will be a candi
date for the republican presidential
nomination in 1908 of there is a demand
for his candidacy
If any. considerable element of the
republicans of Ohio and of the country
regards Mr. Taft as the man best qual
ified and most available to perpetuate
and execute the administrative policies
of President Eooseveltif the crystal
ization of the party sentiment within
the next few months points to Secre
tary Taft as the logical leader in the
next national strugglethen the secre
tary will be a candidate.
His friends in Ohio, in Kentucky, in
Minnesota and in the southern and
western states -have been told to take
such steps as they may deem necessary.
Mr. Taft is not an active-or aggres
sive aspirant fori the presidency... On
the contrary, it has been with consider
able reluctance that he has consented
to place hiihself in the hands of his
friends as a tentative candidate. Mr.
Taft's ambitions- lie in another direc
tion. Judicial honors are more to his
liking, and if the opportunity of going
upon the bench of the supreme court
or the United States should he pre
sented to hirrv later he will be sorely
troubled to decide what to do.
If Mr Taft could have eight years of
the presidency or the position of chief
justice of the supreme court, would
take the-dhief justiceship.-
I Extends Its Campaign to Smaller
^San Franciseo, Dec. 29.Aided by
labor unions and the Schmitz adminis
tration, the Japanese Exclusion league
has opened a campaign to extend the
exclusion of Japanese from public
schools thru the state. The movement
has gained considerable force in Oak
land. It is planned to secure the pas
sage at the coming session of the legis
lature of a sweeping bill making sep
arate schools for Japanese and Chinese
a regular part of the school system of
all cities and towns where there are a
sufficient number of orientals.
PRESIDENT BAGS GAME
Has Good Day's Shooting Near Char
Charlottesville, Va Deo. 29.President
Roosevelt was up early today, Most of
the morning was spent in the broad fields
around Charter's bridge, and a large num
ber of birds was bagged. The ride was
greatly enjoyed by the president
The hunt across Hardware river a
dozen miles from the' Roosevelt hunting
lodge,, yesterday was fruitless, as far as
wild turkeys was concerned, the only
trophies being a few birds which were
encountered on the return trip.
CASHIER AEBEBTED TO* FOSGEW.
Pittsburg, Dec. 28.The troubles of naahim
and Vter President J. F. B. EinlhaVt if the
wrecked Farmer* ft Drovers' National bnk of
Waynesbury, Pa., seem to be only beginning
Today he was arrested on charges of false
tense end forgery made by H. W. Rowland
representing the Farmlngton National bank of
Farmington, W. Va. Tbe bank will pay about
35 cents on the dollar.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Dec. 29.Esthetic Evans
ton has backed Newport off into innoc
WAR'S MENACE#I N
Fleet of Battleships and 4,000 Marines
to Be Rushed to the Island. ^:X.
MONKEY FEED OUTDONE
Evanston Society People Entertain a
Whole Zoo at a Swell Function.
desuetude, and 'Mrs. -Minnie Mske
has out^Lehred the individual
.t ee courses .tha is the correc-
:by giving ananima din
in the gossip line for the lake
i JKABLY HAOAN'S STTIOTDE.
iiSIS^^^-^S^ S^^^SM^ iyescorteaapet_animaltodinner.. The
suicide by going over the AmeMcan tfnife. ghe animals ran the gamut from pigs to
-tm -D J.. J, commen not, a. little popularity
th Newport smart set by giving
a. monkey, dinner,
Mrs. Griffin.gave a dinner to a whole
zoo last 'night, but She exerted consid
erable effort to keep the news of her
Noah's ark gastronomic symposium
from the spotlight of publicity. Never
theless it became known that, ten
All but the $10,000 is left to his grown-ups, who move in the most ex
clusive set of the hub of culture at
tended the zoo dinner at Mrs. Griffin's
imposing residence, 714 Foster street,
and each of these ten grown-ups grave
ly escorted a pet animal to dinner Th
Ominous Silence Causes the
Ggfevftftt Anxiety at tbe
White House. W
Fleet Will Go Ostensibly to
Maneuver, but Really
1 i as Threat.
cial duty but that'. I am not foolish
enough to say that in the improbable
event that the opportunity to run for
the great office- of president were to
come to me^ I should decline it, for
this would not be true.**
Journal Special Service.
Secretary Taft is looked i6^iS^the:
man' who stands distinctively for those
things that have so popularized the
Eoosevelt regime, and it is almost gen
erally accepted that if the country de
sires to stand by. Roosevelt in-1908, it
could be given no more fitting oppor
tunity to express that desire than
would be found in the opportunity to
elect Mr. Taft as President Roosevelt's
Journal Special Service.
"Washington, Dec. 29.Real trouble I
is brewing in Cuba. The crisis may
come, sooner than has been expected. I
The situation that confronts the gov
erhmeht was outlined at some length ia
^dispatches previously sent out of Wash
ington, but developments now have
been made known which give it an even
more serious aspect.
"War. is probably the only way out
of the difficulty." The words quoted i
came.from an exceedingly high admin
istration source, and they were uttered
with a distinct view to preparing the
American public for the extreme of
what is likely to happen. 'J*
President knxious. .''II
The statement is warranted that
President Eoosevelt arid those in closest
touch with, him respecting the solu
tion, of the Cuban problem have well
nigh despaired of settling the same
It was stated last night that grave
fears were entertained regarding what
might follow the coming election in
Cuba. Further investigation discloses
the fact that trouble is feared even
prior to the balloting. The trouble, it
is announced, may be postponed some &
months and then again it may come in i
a, tew weeks and possibly any day.
No telegraphic advices from Cuba have
been received either by the secretary,
or war or the bureau of insular af
fairs since Dec. 24, and the war de
partment is very much concerned as to
late developments in the island. iM
Fleet Soon to Sail.
Within a very few weeks one of the' J
largest fleets this government ever has 3
massed will concentrate in Cuban wa
ters, ostensibly for practice in maneuv
ers at sea. Every battleship in the
navy will be there. There will be
twelve powerful battleships in Admiral
cant thing as thaot the fleet, aside from i
exteri will carry
about 4,000 marines, who could be
landed at almost a moment's notice to
meet any emergency that arises. _
Annexation it is skid'b^'aiAninistra-
tive.leade^.is .^Qte :T)ut' they indi
cate,Jhat it may have to come-as th&-4
eventual sohxtion of the Cuban problem.*
^There are likely-to be developments in.
the^ very near future which will throw
light on this... and other phases of the
MOTHER MOST TAKE
DAUGHTER TO CHURCH
tfee former Mrs. Michael Cavan
augh fails to take her 3-year-old
daughter, Bernadette, to church at 9
o'clock tomorrow morning, her child will
be taken from her and turned over to
the custody of her divorced husband,
Maohael Cavanaugh. This was the
edict laid down to the mother when
she appeared, before Judge Brooks to
day to answer to the complaint of her
husband that notwithstanding the de
cree of the court she had failed to de
liver her child to him,on Sundays and
on days designated by the court.
At the time the Cavanaugh divorce
was granted, the child was turned over
to the custody of the mother, but she
failed to obey the order of the court
to let the husband have the child at
stated intervals. If she persists in her
attitude the child will be turned over
to the father.
KING SLEEPS WELL
Sweden's Ruler Shows No Change Since
Stockholm, Sweden, Dec. 29.The bul
letin issued this morning by the physi
cians in attendance upon King: Oscar read
"The king had a good refreshing sleep,
during the night. His temperature con
tinues about normal. The condition of
his heart and lungs remains unchanged."
HARRIMAN WILL HELP
Will Transport Free Food for Famine
Washington, Dec. 29.A dispatcn ad
dressed to tho president was received at
the White House today, from E. H.
Harriman, stating that he would trans-,
port free of all charge all supplies for
Chinese famine sufferers.
It was a banquet of beauties and
beasts. Of course, the beasts were all
pedigreed. Nothing but strictly blue
blooded animals can run in the Evans
ton set. The beasts were feasted roy
ally. Seldom has such a culinary
Spread been set* even for kings, from
soup to nuts, soup for pet uorker and
nuts for a squirrel-.
The animal dinner consisted of dishes
expressly from the Atlantic and sra
cmc coasts, from Florida and Canada.
The Ust ofT&onored guests was: Pig
White Pag, the cunningest little-porker i.
that ever delighted the gaze of J. Og
Babbit7-I?arlingest little pink-eyed
bunny witn powder puff for tail.
CameleonBIushed and turned green. '4
A Boston TerrierSo homely that he -1
was a regular Adonis. 4,
Suuirrelfcort al a. J^IR] /..liw