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Fair and colder to-day; to
morrow fair, rising temperature.
WASHINGTON. D. C. TUESDAY, JANUARY 16. 1912.-TWELVE PAGES.
Out Hope of Fair and
KIOSK GETS A BESPITE
Meanwhile, However, the Eevenue-
cutter Service Is Busy in Effort
to Aid Distressed Ships;
Weather Bureau Temperatures
Midnight.... 14 3 p. J 27
3 a. m 14 P- T
4 a. in 15 C p. m
a a. m......lO 8 p. m......l7
5 a. m.....-13 10 p. m 14
JO b. m 19 Midnight 13
Looming up as the hope of the white
race especially those Caucasians resid
ing In Washington, the Weather Bureau
last night seemed to see, flickering
vaguely bejond the end of Its forecast
Ins telescope, somewhat after the man
ner of Ilaller'a comet, the end. stop, and
finish, not to mention "last chance of
the cold vate, which has made every
body agree that Peary deserved more
than a rear admlralsbip for reaching
he north pole
A hile the VI eathcr Bureau was and
still is a far too conservative Institution
to actually and positively predict that
the cold waves end Is in sight, the fore
casters expressed an opinion that to-morrow
will witness a rising temperature,
which, after that 'IS below," will be re
ceived bj the people of Washington with
a Rasp of relief
To-day? S s-s-s-sh and hist' To-day
will be colder rvot much, but Just a
little bit colder Not "13 below." but
perhaps 13 above, and then to-morrow
will be, warmer, Furthermore, to-day and
to-morrow will be fair, no snow, no sleet,
no rain, no hail, nothing but fair, and
then that rising temperature
Calls It Warm.
Comparatively speaking, after that
ever-to-be-remembcred "thirteen below,"
Ji-sterday was a Warm day in Washing-
ton, for the mercury dropped only to that
rummer mark of twelve degrees above
zero That minimum was not reached
until midnight, and then most everr-
bodj was tucked snugly and comfy under
ne quilts, areamlng of everglades, lim
pid wat rs. and green-boughed trees tin
iKr a b'g round warm moon that let him
up officer ho s frozen stiff.
, V lulo here in Washington the pro
longed cold vvav e may have a phase that
Is humorous to those of broad vision, a
rorious side can be seen along the At
lantic roast, where hundreds of vessels
are hemmed in by Ice and sending ur
gent messages for help The revenue
cutters Androscoggin and Gresham have
been sent to the aid of thirty fishing
vessels frozen fast near the Bay of Isl
ands, on the Maine coast. ,
The revenue cutter Itasca is speeding
to tho aid of the steamer Northwestern,
of Port Arthur. Tex., which Is minus her
propellers, and at the mercy of tho seas
off Lookout Shoals. N C, with twentj
tliree men aboard. Ico In Nantucket
Sound Is holding many schooners, and
ever revenue cutter In the Atlantic fleet
lias been dispatched on some errand of
LEFT TO CHARITY
hicago, Jan 15. Two million one hun
dred and thirty-five thousand dollars
from the fortunte of the late Richard T.
Crane, multimillionaire manufacturer, of
Chicago, will be devoted to charitable
Works. This became known late to-day
when Mr Crane's will was filed for pro
bate. MANCHU ABDICATION
TO BE ANNOUNCED
London, Jan. 1G. The Times' Pekln
correspondent wires that the steps to
ward the abdication of the Emperor aro
quickening "I have excellent authority
for stating," he continues, "that within
t tree or four days a momentous edict
will be Issued, and It will go further
than was expected It will not only an
nounce the abdication of the throne by
the Manchu rule, but will decree the es
tablishment of a republican form of gov
ernment In China. It will decree that the
people shall elect their first president In
this way. It Is believed, the republic will
be regarded by the nation as a- consti
tutional republic, succeeding the mon
archy by Imperial will "
CANAIEJAS 7.0 EEMAIN.
Spanish, Premier Agree to With
Madrid, Jan. IS Jose Canaleja. who
resigned as premier yesterday, following
the lung's action In pardoning a murderer
condemned to death, has agreed to retain
Other members of his cabinet will also
continue to hold their portfolios.
airs. 'Von Clanssen Treed.
White Plains, N. T Jan. S Mrs. Ida
von Claussen, who has figured consld
erably In the limelight, secured her re
lease from Bloomlngdale to-night when
Supreme Court Justice Josech xin
schauser, after a hearing on a writ of
jjclutbs wiiiu bMMuu iut uruer rn.r she
be released from the institution In. tho
custody of her brother. It was also stipu
lated that she should be kept In White
Plains, ana mat ner mental condition
be reported to the court at frequent In
tervals. Held as Army Deserter.
John Pleper, thirty-three years old,
known to the police as a clever check
forger and confidence man, was again
taken Into custody yesterday afternoon
by Detectives Burllgam and Weedon.
He was wanted by the authorities at the
Washington Barracks Xor desertion-
FOUND IN STORAGE
New York. Jan 11 Sir Thomas Law
rence's portrait of John Philip Kemble
as -Rollo," which created such, a furor
In the Royal Academy exhibition of 1900.
.. h,An iMtMl covered with duat and
grime, in a storage warehouse In thl
city. Art circles are to do uiraicu vr
this news. Lawrence- painted Kemble as
"HjjJIo" n Sheridan's play. "Plzarro." as
a companion picture to bis famous "Ham
let," now In the National uaiiery ot -uni-lsh
PASTOR IS SOUGHT
FOR GIRL'S DEATH
Pittsburg. Pa., Jan. 15. Rev. Dr. Will
lam D. McFarland, formerly head of the
academic department ot the Pittsburg
High School, must answer to the grand
Jury on a charge of performing an oper
ation which resulted In the death of his
former secretary, Elsie D. Coe. After an
Inquest to-day relative to the woman's
death Friday, District Attorney Blakeley
and Coroner Jamison awore out a war
rant for the arrest of the divine, who fled
from Pittsburg after the woman was ad
mitted to the hospital.
SHOT AND KILLED
BY TRIO OF BANDITS
Ean Francisco, Jan. 15. State Assem
blyman John E."Mullally, fifty-six years
of age, one of the proprietors of a saloon
at IIS Eighth street, was shot and in
stantly killed by a trio of masked high
waymen whom he had attempted to rout
when they held up his place early to
day. One patron was shot In the leg
and three other men who were In the
place at the time escaped the volley fired
by the bandits by dropping to the floor.
The robbers escaped after ransacking
London, Jan. IS. The divorce court
granted Lieut. Col. William Lawson.
fort) -seven jeara old, and the youngest
son ot the first Baron Burnham, a de
cree nisi toMlay by his wife's miscon
duct with Lord Hamilton, of DalzelU
son of the first Baron Hamilton. The de
cree was handed down after twenty min
utes' deliberation by the court.
Lieut. Cot Lawson submitted as evi
dence a letter from bis wife, whom he
had written regarding a separation while
she was stopping at a hotel at Amiens,
which said. "I cannot live the life such
a separation would entail. Lord Hamll-
ton and myself have agreed to place In
your hands evidence to enable you to ob
tain a divorce. We ask you to do this
PICTURE IS HUNG
OVER A RADIATOR
New Tork. Jan. 15 Former President
Cleveland's portrait has been refused a
place In the governor's room In city ball,
where portraits of many of the governors
of New York State have been placed. It
was hung Just outside Mayor Gaynor's
office to-day in the publio corridor, di
rectly over a big, sizzling steam radiator.
The portrait, done In oil by Eastman
Johnson, Is pronounced an excellent one
of the former President and governor. It
was bought by public subscription by a
committee appointed by Mayor Gavnor.
and was delivered at city hall several
Members of the art commission met the
criticisms of the place selected by ue
clarlng there "was no other place In city
hall to hang the painting They Insisted
the governor's room already was filled
THREE MEN NABBED
FOR STEALING STOVE
Charged with stealing a stove from a
vacant house at 1X7 1 1 L street south
east. Ravmind Beach, eighteen years
old. of 1006 Fourteenth street southeast;
John Robertson, twenty-nine )ears old.
of 133) 1-3 L street southeast, and Ben
jamin Maddox, twenty-three years old, of
1010 Fourteenth street southeast, were
arrested by Policemen Cole and Haffleld.
of the Fifth precinct, yesterday afternoon.
According to the police the three men
have confessed to numerous thefts from
vacant houses in the southeast. Several
houses in L street, near the house from
which the men are alleged to have stolen,
the stove, nave been vandalized. In each
Instance the thieves cut away the wood
work to obtain brass fltlngs and lead
CLASH OF IDEAS
New Tork, Jan. 15. "The whole affair
has resulted from a clash between the
continental and what I might term the
modern I will not say American idea
of rearing and training children," said
lielnrlch Schumann-Helnk to-night, in
explaining why his mother, the famous
contralto, has decided to seek a divorce
from Iicr third husband. William
Mr Rapp and my mother hav e finally
agreed to disagree,'- added young Mr.
jscnumann-ueink. rney nave come to
this conclusion because they are both
sensible, intelligent. Intellectual people,
and they have come to a realization that
a parting of the ways has come Irrev
ocably. There Is no possibility of a re
conciliationalthough my mother, my
self, and my -brothers and sisters enter
tain the highest estem for Mr. Rapp,
and he will always he a welcome visitor
to our home.
"It was and still Is Mr. Rapp's Idea
that children should get out and hustle
for themselves. He has never been ac
customed to luxurious surroundings him
self, and he decided that we children
become "self-made" jnen and women.
In other words, he wanted us to make
ourselVes absolutely Independent of
Got. McDonald Inaugurated.
Santa Fe, N. Mex.," Jan. 15. In the
presence of thousands of visitors, repre
senting every -section of the Southwest,
G McJJonmn, Democrat the first
governor elected by the people ot New
Mexico, was Inaugurated at noon to-day
In the ball of house ot representatives.
Invite Hearst to Spealc
Frankfort, Ky, Jan. 11 William Ran
dolph Hearst to-day was Invited by the
TTamturV-v Kjmalft f A ttiaIta An fu4A- ...
the -senate durlnc the session of 131i
Day of Bioting Follows Mill
Owners' Decision to Shut
MAYOR GIVES WARNING
City Official 'Says Disorders Host
Cease, or "They Will Get
All They Want"
Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 15 A day of riot
ing followed the decision of the mill
owners to shut the mills down com
pletely unless the men who struck on
Friday agreed to return to work under
the old conditions. Many arrests were
made during the day and several persons
wet more or less seriously Injured In
clashes between strikers and police nnd
militia. The mill district was guarded
to-night by nearly 1,000 armed militia
The situation, with 3,000 operatives on
strike, grows more ominous aa the hours
Pass. A general Outbreak Is feared at
any time. Gov. Foss ordered five com
panies of militia from Lowell and Haver
hill to re-enforce the three local com
panies on duty. A committee of twenty
eight strikers met the mayor and city
council at city hall in conference this
afternoon. The -mayor laid down the
law to the strikers.
"If you want fight.- declared tne
mayor, "jou'll get all you want of It.
Im going to have no more of this riot
ing. It there is, armed men will shoot.
This lias gone too far We won t have
any more of It. Now I want you to un
aerstand It. If you don't do It, you will
take the consequences. This Is the last
warning you're going to ret."
The mayor also told the strikers that
Joseph J. Ettore, of New York, who Is
aurgeu to oe me instigator or the strike,
must leave town under pain of Imme
diate arrest The most serious clash of
me aay came late In the afternoon whm
a hooting, yelling mob of 6.000 strikers
gamereu in front of the city hall and
hurled pieces of Ice at the militiamen
guarding the entrance to prevent the
strikers from entering. Some of the
Strikers brandished knives and finally
rushed the militiamen In an attempt to
storm me Duueuir
-me men were to nave held a mass
meeting at city hall, but owing to the
acts ot violence committed the use of the
building had been refused them. This
led to the riot. Th mob wan' driven
uacK ay wo militiamen, wno used thea
clubs to good effect.
The mob was finally dispersed by a
bayonet charge and several ot the
acmonstrants arrested Forty men were
arrested during the day.
It was agreed In the conference be
tween the city officials and the strike rep
resentatives that the strikers shall be
permitted to place pickets near the mills
to-morrow, with the understanding that
any violence will result In arrests. Mayor
Scanlon has Issued an ortler closing all
saloons to-morrow. The Atlantic Cotton
Mills and the Oswoco and Frank Lewis
woolen mills had to run on a very small
scale to-day. They employ 9,000 hands.
PRICE OF BUTTER
HIGHEST IN YEARS
Elgin, III, Jan. 15 Creamery butter Is
to-night at the highest figure In twentj
four 3 ears, the Elgin butter board hav
ing fixed upon 40 cents per pound as the
wholesale price for this week. The only
higher price known here was In Novem
ber, 1KSS, when butter was wholesaled at
413-5 cents. To-day's action by the new
officers of the board, who were chosen
only two weeks ago, as the result of a
fight against high prices, has caused a
In explaining one mjstery that of his inexplicable
disappearance Sherlock Holmes, master creation of the
brain of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, will next Sunday give
to the readers of The Washington Herald another mys
tery, infinitely more interesting than any that has come
in jears. It is the mjstery of the empty house. The title
calls it an adventure "The Adventure of the Empty
But mystery is what Jits. It is baffling. A murder t
in which an expanding revolver bullet plays its silent
part, no clew, and well, jou Know Sherlock Holmes.
And, side by side with this, in The Washington
Herald's new tabloid section is a story of those super
nal beings who, for want of a better name, we call
ghosts. This is by Charles H. L. Johnston, a local writer.
It is the absorbing tale of a superstition, a wager to
sleep in a bedchamber that for years has harbored grim
- . Read The Washington.
, ' , Herald's New Tabloid
DOZEN ARE KILLED
IH BOSTON FIRE
Revere House, One of Oldest Hotels
in City, Destroyed this Morn-
inrr Guests Among Dead.
Boston, Mass., Jan. IS, ZM a. m. The
Revere House, one of the older hotels
of the city. Is on fire. The Dames appear
to be spreading rapidly. The firemen, who
were summoned by a general alarm, are
now taking some of the guests out of the
The Revere House U located at the
corner ot Bullfinch street and Bowdoln
square, a thickly populated section of
the city known as the West End. It Is
two blocks from ScoUay square, which
Is In the heart of the business district
The Cames were discovered shortly be
fore 2 o'clock and spread with surpris
ing rabidly. A general alarm brought all
the downtown fire-fighting apparatus to
the scene. At MS cne-of the floors fell
In and It was reported that one fireman
And eleven guests had lost their lives.
The firemen were handicapped by the
cold weather, the spray freezing to
them and almost benumbing them. The
fire broke out so suddenly and spread so
rapidly that there was little or no time
to warn the guests.
Bellboys, porters, and clerks ran
through the halls shouting the alarm, but
owing to the smoke and names were un
able to reach all the floor of the build
ing The guests on several ot the floors,
unable to make their way downstairs
through the halls, appeared at the win
dows, and appealed frantically to the fire
men to save them.
A number of the guests were taken
down on ladders, but some could not be
HAV CLOSE CALL
ON WILD ENGINE
Cumberland. Md.. Jan. li Five train
men had a narrow escape from possible
death in a wild ride to-day down the
seventeen-mile grade west ot Piedmont
W. Va.. when the driving rod of an en
gine drawing seven locomotives that had
been put out of commission by the cold,
snapped and drove the engineer from his
post Fireman Morrison was Injured
when a loosened bolt struck him on the
Brakemen tried to set the brakes on the
tank cars, but the mass of LT00 tons of
steel could not be stopped, and the wild
ride continued until the bottom of the
grade was passed and the broken driving
rod bad demolished the aide ot the first
UPLIFT OF PRESS
With a loud and resounding bump a
movement started several days ago to
"reform the press of the National Capi
tal" last night fell through. William S.
Campbell, of the Burlington apartments,
bad sent letters to a number of clergy
men announcing that a meeting would
be held "In the Interest ot cleaner Jour
nalism." It continued: "It Is recognized that a
purer press Is a consummation devoutly
to be wished. It Is believed the pub
lishers In the National Capital will glad
ly place their papers on a higher plane
If they could be assured that there Is a
public demand for It"
The meeting was scheduled to begin
at 8 o'clock last night In Mr. Camp
bell's apartment Newspaper report
ers arrived and wero greeted cordially
by Mr. CampbelL
He said he was glad to see the re
porters. Then he announced he was
sorrv the meetlnir bad been postponed
Indefinitely, and explained that It was
'only a meeting for arrangements any
Mr. Campbell was promised the aid
of the reporters In reforming' the press.
LEADER IN GOOD
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E0BEET P. H00PEE,
President ot the American Automobile Association, vrhlch convenes In
this city to-day.
MOTOR ARMY HERE
FOR GOOD ROADS
Best Way to Obtain Federal Aid
for "New Boads" Is Taken
Up by Experts.
Representing more than 3.00Q.COO persons
In every part ot the United States. 300
delegates to the "Federal aid good roads
convention" of the American Automobile
Association will assemble at the New
Raleigh Hotel' this morning to decide
upon the best method ot procuring good
roads In this country and then presenting
to Congresf their plan for Improving thoi
There are now pending In Congress
thirty-five different bills for good roads,
each bill providing a different method
for the Improvement of the highways.
One calls for a SlOCOOdtCOO appropriation
for good roads. Another provides for the
establishment of a national good roads
The purpose ot the American Auto
mobile Association in calling the "Federal-aid
good roads convention," was to
combine the thirty-five bills In one or
choose the best bill from among the
thirty-five, and then say to Congress:
"This to what t.000,000 and more persons
In the United States want in the good
Sixty thousand motorists, divided Into
315 local clubs and forty-two State clubs,
are represented In the American Auto
mobile Association Twenty chambers of
commerce, representing the business In
terests of pracucally the entire nation,
will have delegates at the convention.
Ten good roads associations will be rep
resented. Tne Farmers" union, ot z,oou,ouu
members, and the National Grange, of
1,000,000 members, wilt have delegates In
attendance. Governors of twenty-five
States have appointed personal delegates.
Fifty Congressmen have consented to
address the delegates, and three sessions
will ba held each day for three days.
beginning this . morning, when President
Robert P. Hooper, will call the conven
tion to order.
PLAH TO ISOLATE
Prominent Physicians Say Careless
Persons Afflicted with, Tnher-
culosis Are Menace,
Speaking of methods for the prevention
of tuberculosis, in an address before the
Monday Evening Club last night in the
assembly haU ot the T. M. C A , Dr.
William C. Woodward. District health
efficer, urged tlio enactment of legisla
tion requiting the Quarantine ot tuber
culosis patients. .
The time Is coming, and It certainly
should," said Br. Woodward, "went the
tuberculosis paUent will be locked up
Just the same as the smallpox patient.
The careless tuberculosis patient, who
has no regard for law. Is a menace to
the community. The smallpox patient
Is recognized as a -danger to the com
munity, and Is very properly locked up.
Why not lock up .the tuberculosis pa-
tlenl7 lie Is certainly aa oangerous.-
Emlle Berliner, vice- president of the
Association for the Prevention of Tu
berculosis, in a paper on "What con
sUtutcs municipal reponslbuity," toldfot
his efforts to have legislation enacted In
the District for tho prevention of tuberq
culosls through the safeguarding oi tne
city's milk supply. Mrv Berliner severely
criticised tho management of the Chil
dren's Hospital for using" unsterWzed
milk at the instltuUon. He said that
pasteurization was avoided at the hos
pital because ot a alight additional ex
pense.. Care ot Insane at St. Kllsabetn's.
That the Government Hospital for the
Insane should be free td more than au
tomatically care for the persons Who are
regularly committed to it- la the rec
ommendation noade to the Secretary of
the Interior by the committee to con
sider theorganlzaUon and needs ot the
hospital. The' committee consists of
Surg. Gen. George II Tomey, A. W.
Dunbar, surgeon, U. S. N ; Robert V. La
Dow, superintendent of prisons; Commis
sioner Judson,. representing the District,
ana Dr. William A. White, superintend-.
eat of the hospital,
leap Year Figures in District, Ac
cording to Census Director,
Discouraging to Fair Sex.
With leap year here In aU Its glory t
opportunities for the fair sex telephone
girls, stenographer, and manicurists
pining for a cozy flat and a nice, loving
"hubby," and with all the ellgibles among
the sterner sex. like Barkis, apparently
"wlllln' ," Director of the Census Durand
has Issued a forecast on the matrimonial
situation JaJiSq District wf lciuMems des
tined to swamp the unmarried feminine
population of the National Capital la
"glooms" more numerous than grasshop
pers In a Kansas plague.
Patlioa In Forecast.
Eliminating adjectives and sobs, the
forecast of the Census Bureau Is that
there are about 1.000 more unmarried
women In this city than unmarried men.
The forecast Is only a guess based pri
marily on the figures of ten years ago.
Because Congress cut down the Census
Bureau appropriation Director Durand
Is awfully short ot help and he has not
completed the compilation of matrimonial
census- figures. It will be some months
before the bureau can say with figures
to back Its assertion that there are Just
so many unmarried men and Just so
many unmarried women In Washington.
Ilere'a the Ratio.
In 1900 there were TS.101 unmarried men
and 77,868 unmarried women here and it
Is estimated that the census being com
pleted will rev eat a corresponding ratio.
At any rate. Director Durand feels safe
In guessing there are about 1 0C0 girls and
women who will get left on the leap year
GOV. SANDERS "SHY"
ON EXPENSE ACCOUNT
Gov. Sanders, of Loulsana, who Is one
of the candidates for Vntted States Sen
ator, to succeed Senator Fester at the
State-wide primaries, to be held Janu
ary 23. has failed to make his report of
contributions received and money ex
pended In his campaign In accordance
with the requirements of the last cam
paign publicity act. This report should
have been In the hands of the Secretary
ot the Senate not later than midnight
of January 13 ten days prior to the elec
tionor that officer be notified that It had
been mailed. The penalty for failure to
report Is fine and Imprisonment.
Other candidates for Senator before
the approaching primary In Loulsana
have filed their reports. They are as
Senator Foster, candidate for re-elec
tion, reports that JS.9CW was contrib
uted, to his campaign, and he spent 3I.S3.
Representative Robert K. Broussard.
another candidate for Senator, reports
contributions to hia campaign fund of
SS.Si9, and that he expended tl.KS-
Representauve Joseph ii TiantdeU. an
other Senatorial candidate, reports that
he expended 13.000 ot his own funds and
that no 'other person contributed to bis
Boiler Explosion Kills Three.
Joplln, Mo.. Jan. 13. The explosion of
bpller at a calcimine mine near this
city 'to-day caused the death of Frank.
Allen, his son Ralph, aged thlrtecnand
James HeatbcocV, aged twenty-eight.
Clyde Allen, another son ot Frank, was
Victims ot Stranffs Poison.
Tticlr bodies turned to a dark blue by
contact with a mysterious poison which
they Inhaled while cleaning clothing at
tlie Central Union Mission, two men.
both apparently In good health when they
arose from their beds yesterday, are ly
ing in a critical condition at Emergency
Hospital. Tne men gave tneir names as
Herbert Armstrong; twenty-four years
old. of Matthew Ala., and Oliver Hick.
fifty-nlne years old, wnosj addrezs could
not be learned.
Qnlnn Dies la Hospital.
James Qnlnn. sixty-five years old,- who
with'!)! wife was found unconscious
from illuminating gas" last Saturday aft
ernoon In his home, at OS E street south
west, died yesterday morning 'at Emer
gency Hospital. Mrs. Qulnn died in the
ambulance shorty after belnar taken:
Xrota the aas-fUled, room,
Accepts Explanation of Cabi
net Officer Regarding Tel
DOES NOT WANT CLASH
Postmaster General Stands by Hia
Guns, and Is Playing Winning
Game in Political Crisis.
President Taft summoned Frank Hi
Hitchcock, his Postmaster General, to
the White House yesterday afternoon,
and coiled upon him to explain why,
without having consulted him. he had
announced publicly that he would recom
mend to Congress the taking over by the
United States government of all the ttle-
graph lines of the country.
Mr Hitchcock replied that he had in
tended to confer with Mr. Taft on the
uDject, but after having made arrange
ments for publication, was hurriedly
called out of town. He recalled to Mr.
Taft's mind that he had discussed the
government ownership question with AIM
a year ago. when he had embodied. It to
a preliminary draft of his annual report.
President Taft accented Mr. Hitchcock1
explanation and the danger of an Imme
diate break between them has been
avoided. It remains, however, for PresU
dent Taft still to say whether ho will ao
cept or reject Postmaster General Hitch.
cock's recommendation for governmenl
ownership of telegraph lines. Everything
In President Taft's record of utterances
indicates that he will reject It He ha
declared repeatedly against the govern,
ment ownership Idea, as applied to the
railroads of the country, on the ground
that It would place too great a power
In the hands of the President
"We have enough concentrated powt
at Washington now." was the President's
declaration In one of hia Western speeches
a year or two ago, when he was discuss
lng the government ownership Idea.
Postmaster General Hitchcock's gov
ernment ownership recommendation will
come before the President now In Mr.
Hitchcock's annual report, which will
reach the White House In a few days,
Yesterday's smoothing over of the troU
bled waters Is, therefore, merely a pre
lude to the actual consideration of the
question when It comes to President
Taft If Mr. Hitchcock Is turned down
by the President after Sunday nlghVa
publicity episode, the crisis that has beea
Imminent tn the TaffCahlnet fcrrcn:o
time mayvbe reached.
WtetvjVatma-Xer- General Hitchcock'
conference-iiiwltb. President Taft, the
White House Issued a statement whlchj
obviously was Intended to help Or,
Hitchcock out of an embarrassing situ,
atlcn. At the same time. President Taft
scrupulously refrained from committing
himself In any way In the statement in
regard to the Hitchcock proposition. The
statement refers vaguely to the confer,
ence which Mr. Hitchcock: had with
President Taft on the subject of govern
ment ownership a year ago, but omits
to disclose definitely whether the Presi
dent actually favored government owner
ship of the wire service of the country
at that time. Here Is the statement:
"A recommendation of the Postmaster
General that It would be well for tha
government to buy the telegraph lines
and Incorporate them In the post-oQcs
system appeared In an earlier annual
report submitted by him to the President
After some discussion It was decided, at
the suggestion of the President to post,
pone reference to the matter to another
j ear, and not to bring it forward them,
because of the recommendation of many
other Important changes. Including tha
postal savings bank and the parcel post.
Thesee- If adopted, would take up all thsj '
energy of the Post-office Department la
making the necessary changes.
Wonld Consult Taft.
"The Postmaster General Intended ta
bring this matter to the attention ot the
President before the publication in ad
vance of this part ot his report Attar
having made preparation for publication.
he was suddenly calledut of town With
"Ills conclusion as to the wisdom of
taking over the telegraph lines was
reached only after a full Investigation and
consideration. As the report containing!
the recommendation has not yet been
submUted to the President, It has not
yejjien considered by hint- or by the
(faiet with a view to presenting It to
Congress aa an administration measure "
Testerday's developments at the White
House have not altered by aslngle Jot
Contlnned on l'nic O, Column &
OF PASTOR FOUND
Boston, Jan. IS. The sending of a
check for 8S7 to MIsa Patsy FelU, of
Salt Lake. Utah, by counsel for Clar
ence V. T. Rlcheson. under sentence of
death for the murder of Avis Llnn.il.
has revealed the fact that the mlnlstar
haa been engaged to MIsa Felts since
IXC, and lias peen corresponding with
her at frequent intervals.
One letter. In fact, was written, frost
the home of his announced fiancee. MIsa
Violet Edmands, on the day after the
murder of the young Hyannla girl. Pe
rusal of the letters of the minister show
that he had constantly spoken of marry,
lug Miss Felts when he got a church,
where the salary would be sufficient to
In the letter from Mua Edroaadr
home Rlcheson said In October be wctuM
be on his way to the West where he
could seek a church In which he might
speafc to thousands Instead of hundreds.
It develops that Miss Felts loaned tha
young minister money when he was at
William Jewell College, at Liberty, Mo,,
and helped him again when he attended
the Newton Theological Seminary. This
money was not returned 'until after his
arrest, when the minister's counsel sent
It together witn a request xor any ot
Rlcbeson's letters that she might hav
Would Abolish Death Penalty.
Albany. N. Y-, JanTlS-Four bUlJ aboJ.
lining the death penalty tor murder la.
the first degree were Introduced In tha
legislature to-night One was Introduced
In the senate by big Tim SuIUvan. Three
others were introduced In the assembly,
two by Assemblymen Kopp and Brooks
and the third by Assemblyman. Merrill,
the Socialist reprezenttUrs Xros Sens
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