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THE DlfiPATCH FOUNDED IN 1*0,
THR TIMKS FOUNDED 1888.
WHOLK NtJMBER 18,484.
Mrs. Stetson Expects
Mrs. Eddy to Rise
WITH HER WILL
Christian Science Leader Pro
claims Belief That Foundfir of
Cult Will Never Die, and
That Millennium, Seen by
John on Patmos. Ia
New York, December 29.?Mrs, Au
iust-i E. Stetsoh, tin.- excommunlcated
leader of the I'-irat Church of Chrlst.
"Sclentist, ln Ne**,' Ifork, sald to-nlght
that thc huur hud come whon she muat
stand boforo the whole world of Chris?
tian Science and proclalm hor belief
in the lmmliicnt reuurrectlon in the
semblance of human form ot Mary
Baker G. Eddy, the dlscoverer of Chris?
tian Science, who, aa tho world belleve:),
dled at her homo m Newton. Muss., ou
1 "" Jmbor 3.
"Mrs, Eddy is not 'dead," said .Mrs.
Stetson. "As Jesus Chrlst revealed
Hlmself on the third day after Hlacru
ciflxlon, and later waa seen of a com?
pany ot 500, so .Mr.-. Eddy wlll ba
ralaed from the tomb and will manlfesi
' herself to all the world In proof ot her
teuchlngs that there is no death. Wiih
"lils Jcmonstratlon o? herself in a
form that wlll be vlslble to all lhe
v.-orld, the end of tho gospel age wlll
be slgnallzed. with Mrs. Eddy wlll
come Chrlst, the truth, anrl tho millen?
nium, seen by John on Patmos, will be
wlth ua. Then Wlll ill of falth tltid
tliat there i.s no death, att,l iho.-e who
eee and belleve will never dle."
i. i i'i.-i 1 ii?* Dlscrepano',
When Mih. .'?:? ?:. :.,?..? thi.-*-e state
ments, accompanylng them with al
lengthy wrltten statement of her doc-i
tiincs in the form of a letter to a stu
thts mornlng*? papers that whert-aa
? crlaln i.'hil nar. :? :,11 .*-1: !n Ihi:- ? it
looked fur a resurrection of Mrs Edd)
ln the flesh. Mrs. .Stetson had admoti
ished one of these who had come li!
lier with this concept, saylng that thet'e
was no authority for such a bellei
^/'s wrltlngw ar.r:
i* was forblddei: I mual of the ]
Mother Church >,f tho. cult to indulgi.-',
To-nlght Mrs. Btetson sald that sui.ii
a report uad been allowed to go fort!, |
b< rise "the hour had not yet come,
v- - , I should give volce to tny soli
convlctlon* ln thla matter."
The hour came to-day. and at her j
home at 7 yVest Ninety-slxth .Stroet, i
adjolnlng the First Church building,]
"Mrs. Stetson talked to-nlght at length ;
?upon startllng deductlons whicli Imd
come to her through twenty-slx years
of study of the "dlvlne metaphyslcs'
Koi forth ln "Science and Health" and I
other of Mrs. Eddy's wrltings.
Mrs. Eddy's passlng on from tho
carthly sphere and tho subsequent ac
tlons of certaln Christian Sclentlsts in
Boston, all of whicli seemed to Indi
cate a convlctlon that the discoverer
and leader of Christian Science wus
dead, had greatly shocked and demor
olized Christian Sclentlsts cverywhere,
accordlng to Mrs. Stetson. Those who j
had thus seemed to accept the general j
.belief that Mrs. Eddy was dead, and!
?who had subsequently ordered tlielr!
conduct ln a manner whlch indicated
lack of falth ln her abillty to demon
Btrate her dominion over death, were
liko those dlselples who had gathered
together ln an upper room after the
urucitlxlon of tho Savlour, deploring the:
*Tact that He was dead and taklng no
lic-ed of prophotlc admoiiltlon to await
Jler Nuuip Omltted.
It was noted to-day that thc latest
Hedltiop of the Manual of the Mother
?Church, whlch has just come from the
presses ln Boston, the usual line, "Mary
Baker Eddy, Pastor Emerltus," had
boen omltted from the list of church
c-fheers whicli prefaces tho text of the
church law. ln all previous editions of
thls book Mrs. Eddy's name and title
baa appeared ln this 11st. This is a
grave lndicatlon of the attltude taken
by the directors of the Mother Church
fiince the event of Mrs. Eddy's passlng
on. accordlng to those who hold wlth
Mrs. Stotson that Mrs. Eddy ls not
dead and that she is still tho head of
"I am watchlng and walting for the
.idemonstratlon by Mrs. Eddy of her
:self ln the semblance of human form,"
?sald Mrs. Stotson. "It may he to-day,
ilt may be next week. lt may not b?
'.tintil twenty years from now; but oven
?for twonty years I will awalt, conftdent
Jn the ultlmate proof of her triumph
over death. 1 know It will come. I
Icnow lt must come. Nobody but Mrs.
Eddy, who Is now wlth Jesus, with the
truth, could be the loglcal person to
tlemonstrate In thls hour.
"This domonstratlori may not be the
same as that made by Jesus Chrlst
2,000 years ago. "We know not how
conditions may have. changed ln tho
present day. Thero is a tomb ln
Mount Auburn Cemetery whlch ls
?quipped with a telephone and which
is watched by guartls; It Is different
Irom tho tomb whlch Joseph of Arlma
thea secretly put at tho dlsposltlon of
ttho apostles. 1 cannot say that Mrs.
Eddy wlll make her domonstratlon
there in tliat tomb or where lt will be.
I only know that it will bo.
"I belleve that when undylng mind
Soses the earth. thought, or the body.
?s you woulu say, lt passes slowly
tfroni the. fleshly concept to tho purely
"I beliovo thai. Mrs. Eddy will dem
jonstrato herself beforo she has mado
,-thls trahsitlon; that sho will still liava
ttho upprocluhlo aspect of the material,
BO thai sho can bo at-on by the eyes of
mon. Thoso who havo .suttlclontly elc
,-vatoti thomsolvos so as noarly to ap
?proaoii tho spIrlUial, leaving' tho mate?
rial concopts behlnd thom, wlll be.. tho
jlrst to soo Mrs. Eddy, but the whole
?world shall ho wltness to hor aeiiion.
?ii*ation ln tho end.
Wlll -\over I'iihk Fvohi Sight,
"Chrlst passed frorn thc slglii of man
1,..._icHtlJiiUfii ofi Sif^Opee^. . i
PLEAD3 FOR PARCELS POST
Deuruw Says t'urmers of Country De
washington, December 29.?ln tho
annual reporl of Fourth Assistant
E*ostmastcr-Ot*orai DeOraw, made
publlc to-day, nre several recomtrton*
? intlons deslgned to Improve the rural
froo dellvery Borvled, Ue desorlbefl ln
rl< tall thd dellvorjy of mail In tT/o rural
Ulstricts throughout thc country, und
makes an urgent pleo for the cstab
llshmerit or a parcel dellvery system
along tli" llne oi rural routes. Muny
farmers, he says, are detnandlng such
u system, and Its establishment would
ti ean an additional lnco/ie to tho gov?
ernmenl amotintlng to mllllons of dol
lai Thc total mileage ln operatlon
? ui .iiitio 30 lant was 093,068; thc
mileage per route averaglng 21.17. The
average number of mlles traveled daily
by rurai carriers wus 'jkk.uo.i. Tho
average cost <if servlce per mlle of
routo was 115,96 por iinnum.
Mr DeGraw suggosts that legisla
tion be enacted timt win extend to
rural carriers and Other employes of
tho postal servlce the exlstlng law!
whlch authorlze the Postmastor-Gen
eral to pay the sum of $2,000 "to the
legal representatlves of n railway pos
tal clerk or Bubrallway mall clerk wiu
ahnli be kliu-d while oft duty, or who,
being Injured whlln on duty", shall difl
wlthln one year thereafter as tlio re
.?'.)It of such injury,' and also wlll an
thorlze/tho -payment to such employo
while suffering from Injurles so re
' elved hls salary for a period of one
year, He further recommends that
Congress enaCt leglslatlon at the com?
lng sesslon whlch will make provlslon
for the retirement of superannuated
ALL ARE AGREED
Hopiilillcnn l.cnilcrw Uunt I'annnin
Washington. December 29.?Both
Senator Fllnt, <>f California. chalrman
of the Committee nn Interoceanic Ca
rtala. nnd Representatlve Mannl of 11
llnols, chalrman of the House Commlt?
teo on Intcrstato and Foreign Com
merce, expeel to introduce gcneral
Panama Canal bills. These wlll Incor
por te thelr dlfferlng ideas as to the
need* of leglslatlon for the big |376,
'..000 waterway ln the officlal eatl
The Whlte House conference devel
oped substantlal harrnony of oplnlon
favorlrfg fortlfication of the canal.
presldentlal dUcretlon as to thc exact
amount of tolls under prescrlbed maxl?
mum and mlnlmum llmltatlons, gov
ii nt. operatlon of the dry dock and
repair shOn facllitles and government.
sale of all the coal. oil and other
BMp Bupplles at both ends of th" c
na] to the trade 0f the world passlng
through the canal. The dlfferences of
views us to whether foreign shipplng
and coaatwise shipplng should receive
? -iiiiil treatment ln canal charges could
not t,o reconciled. and the problem stlll
la un.*.,. .i I
Aa an outgrowth of Lhe conference.
Senator Fllnt Immedlately after tho
holiday rccess wlll introduce a bill
embodylng the needed lc-glslution from
hia viewpolnt. The general measuro
whlch Mr. Mann proposes probably
wlll he presented to hls colleagues on
'????? late and Foreign Commerce
Commlttc-e at one of tho early meet
lfigs after the holiday recess. *
TO PLEAD FOR MERCY
-Menilicr* of "Bathtuli Trust** AVIII Jiot
llght I nuett.
? ? ishington, December 29.?Pleas for
clemency, it ls reported. wlll be made
irtnient of Justice by the,
inUicted members of tiie ao-called <
"bathtub : ; . r " (.brough their attor
i". a conference here to-morrow. ?
Frank H. Watson, l.'nlted States at
torney at Detroit, where the indict-'
rrtents were found, has been notltteu to
be present. Edwun T. Grosnour, who
conducted the civil suits. whlch have
resulted ln practically putting the
trust out of business, will represent
tlie government. A small battalion of
lawyer.--. representlng nearly forty of
the defendants, also wlll be present.
Two or three days ago some of the
defendants appeared ln court ln De?
troit, pleaded not guilty and asked
to reaerve the right to change thelr
pleas. Attorney-CJeneral Wlckersham
gavo personal Instructions that if such
rc-servatlons were to be made the time
in which the pleas mlght be changed
must be llmlted. The court flxed Jan?
uary 3 as the last day ln whlch such
action could be taken. The confer?
enco arranged for to-morrow was one
of the results.
It is said that lawyers for some of
the lndlcted oncs have advlsed thelr
cllcnts to plcad "nolle contendere," in
the hope of having n court Impose llnes
and not jall sentences. There is tho
highest authorlty for saylng that no
such compronilse wlll be accepted by
tho Department of Justice.
FAMINE IS SEVERE
! ThoUMUUdK of People Suffering Pnngs
Washington, December 29.?An af
i fecting picture of the ravages of the
famlne in China is afforded by a re
I port to the State Department by tho
American consul at Nanklng, inclos
; Ing extracts from the Shanghal newo
papers, The consul says tl>a,t the fa
| inlno ls even worse than thut of three
: years ago, since it affects a, larger ter
! ritory (seven countles ln the northern
part of the province of Klangsu), and
a, greater population, in thls case
numberlng 2,500,000 persons.
The famlno is owlng to serious fioods
[last summer, which utterly destroyed
| the autumn crops. The roads are tllled
with refugees, who in many cases, in
their desperatilon, are robblng and
plundcrlng the vtllages where food
stuffs and money are to be found.
Belleved to Hnve httut More Thnn SM?
ixio.iiiio to Sugar Importers.
New , Orleans, December 29.?That
the Federal government has heen de
j frauded out of more than $1,000,000 In
i import dutles at Now Orleans through
I false woights and Improper gradlng of
sugar, was developed by the grand
jury investigation which was In prog
ress here for two weeks before tho
j holldays, according to unofflclal in
! formatlon made public here to-day. It
ls said thut no criminal prosecutlon ig
to follow the investigation, but that
! the government will brlng suits
i against certain sugar refineries to re
I cover the alleged unpald dutles.
Tho grand jury ls expected to re
conveno next week and present Its
report on tho sugar probo.
JEFFERSON DAVIS WEDS
Ile I? Grnndaou of Tresldeut of tU?
Colorado Springs, Col., December
29.?Jefferson llayes Davls, son of J.
Ai llayes and of tho late Mrs. Margaret
Ilowell Jefferson Davls Hayes, and
grnndson of Jefferson Davls, was mar?
ried at St. Stephen's Eplscopu] Churcli
yesterday to Mlss Doree DoWltt,
daughter of Dr. nnd Mrs, Theodore F.
DeWitt, of Brond'mooro, a suburb of
Colorado Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Davls
will reslde at Fartield, Utah. Jeifer
koii Hayes Davls hail hls namo changed
from Jefferson Davls llayes some
years ago by a special uct of tho Colo?
rado Legislature. Thls was dono to
perpetuato tho namo of Jofferaon
Judge Setli Wnlker l)?*inl.
Roclu'ster. Mimi., Decomber 29.?
.Tudge Both WaJker. ?f Chattanooga,
Tenn., dlod at noon to-day at St.
Marv's Hospital. Tho body wus taken
South Uy hls son, Soth Walker, Jr,. to
SHEEHAN IS AFTER
Makes Formal An
nouncement of Desire
NO PURPOSE BUT
TO SERVE PEOPLE
His Leading Opponent Will Be
Edward M. Shepard, but
Many Dark Horses Are Be?
ing Groomed in Case of
New York. December 20.?wllliam F.
i-jheehan made formal announcement of
his candldacy for the Unlted States
Senate to-nlght ln a letter addressed
to Mayor L,ouls F. Furnmann, of Buf?
falo, who, with other promtnent Demo?
erats, recently Indoraed Mr. Sheehan for
for the scat whieli wlll Dccome vacant
when the term of Senator Dcpew ex
plres on March 4, 1911.
ln defmlng hls attltude toward na?
tional rmestlons, Mr. Shoehan declared
hls belief in *the lettor and splrlt of
the platform adopted at the last Demo?
cratic State Conventlon. lie declares
hlmself in favor of a bona lide dov/n
ward revlslon of the tarlff. After de
clarlng that trusts and combtnatlona
that control the necossarios of life and
Increase the cost of llving are largcly
the resuit of excc-sslve protecilve
dutles, Mr. Sheehan says that lf the
occasion should arlse for Congress to
legislate further on tho subject, ho
will, lf a member of that body, ap
proach the "solutlon of the question ln
the splrlt of the broadest patrlotlsm,
with no master to direct and no pur?
pose to serve but the welfare of our
Mr. Sheehan says that though he re
jolces ln tho world-wlde effort to brlntf
about unlversal peace, untll thls tlme
comes he would heed the old saying,
"Put your trust ln God and keep your
.Vo Dlctntlon for Illin.
"I havo no patlence," he contlnues.
"with the Senators and Representa?
tives who have repeatedly submltted
to leglslative dlctatlon, and I expect
and hope the people will have no pa?
tlence wlth ine, lf I become thelr rep
reaentatlve. lf at any tlme 1 aurrender
one lota of leglslative Indepondence
because of leglslative command or
favor. If tho people's representatives
are true to pany prlnciples and cour
ageously perform their duty, and lf
the courts remain falthful to the great
traditlons of the past, new natlonalism
wlll continue a futlle and Innocuous
cry." He concludes:
"If I am called to service ln the
natlonal Senate my motto will be 'up
ward nnd onward. but steady, always
Public statements and circular let?
ters favorlng tho principal Democratic
eandidatc-s for the soat in the Senate
to be vacated by Dopew becomo more
numerous with tho approach of the
first of the year and the time for the
convening of the next Stato Leglsla?
Wllliam Church Osborn. chairman of
the committee whieh is advocating tho
candldacy of Edward M. Shepard, heads
a lon,;. list of well-known New York
Demoerats who have slgned an appoal
to voters asklng thom to wrlto to thelr
representatives in the Legislature in
Mr. Shepard's favor.
Flrst Demoerut Sluce Hill,
This contest for tho senatorship ls
of unusual importance, because the in
comlng Leglslature wlll be the flrst
that has had a Democratic majorlty
and power to send a Democrat to tho
Unlted States Senate slnce the late
David B. Hill sat in that body.
Mr. Shepard and Mr. Sheehan are thc
leading candidates. In event of a dead?
lock betweon them. friends stand
ready to press the clalms of Supreme
Court Justice James W. Gerard, D.
Cady Herrlck, J. Sergoant Cram, or
Danlel F. Cohalan.
Cram and Cohalan aro closely identl
flod with Tammany Hall. Herrlck j
reslgned from the Supreme Court
bench slx years ago to make an un
successful run for Governor. Both
Justico Gerard and Mr. Shepard were
promlnent c.nndldates for tho guber
natorial nomination at the last Demo?
Sbechnn l.ong In netlreinent.
?Wllliam F. Sheohan ls a New York
attorney and partner of Alton B.
Parker. Ho now comes to the front
after slxteen years of comparatlve
I.t 1S9I ho was Llcutenant-Govornor,
and prevlous to that Speaker, and
later minority leader of the Assembly.
He was promlnent as a workor ln the
Parker presldontial campaign, but
slnco then has taken little actlvo part
ln polltlcs untll tho recent Stato cam?
His friends say that Mr. Sheehan
already has enough up-State legislators
pledged to insuro his success at tho
?Next week tho scene of tho prelimi
nary sklrmlshes will bo transferred
to Alhany, whon the backers of tho
candidates wlll go to tho capital for
the innilguratlon of Governor Dix and
the convcnlng of the Leglslature.
?Wright May Mnko Race.
Nashvllle, Tenn., December 29,?Gen?
eral Luko Wright, former Secretary of
Svar, ls quoted ln dispatchos recelved
hero ln connection wlth tho senatorial
situation as saying:
"It ls not unllkoly thnt i will get
in tho game."
Thls ls taken hore as an Indlcatlon
that General Wright wlll be ono of tho
opponents of Senator Frazier whon the
Leglslature meets ln January.'
Govornor-Elect Hooper aunouncod
to-day that ho posltlvely would not
be a candldato. Thls statement came
as a reply to the report that an effort
would bo mado to send Hooper to
AVashlngton nnd get hlm out oi" the
FARMER FOUND DEAD
Wlfe, Iteturued From Asytuni, ls Held
Laurens, S. C, Decenibor 2!).?13. A.
Ilamilton, a young farmer llving noar
hero, was found dead at his homo to?
day wlth hls head almost completely
sovered from tho hody and a bloody
axo by hls sldo. Hls wlfe, who rooent
ly roturnod homo from an Insnno asy?
lum, ls belng hold b.v tlio authorities.
Sho donlos all knowledge of tho crime,
Among hor halluclnatlons botdro belng
taken to tho asylum waa thut sho aud
ftUled, Jjor) iauiibau^ ?vi*
Virginia Safe Deposit
and Trust Corporation
in Receivers' Hands.
IN EIGHT TOWNS
President Rixey Turns Over His
Real Estate to Protect Cred?
ltors?His Ilinesi; Given as
Reason for Suspension.
I Spoclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.]
Alexandria, Va.. Deci :r.bor 29.?The
Vlrglnla Safe Deposit -ind Trust Cor?
poration, wlth a pald-ip capital stock
of $300,00? and an authorlzed capital
stock of $1,000,000. closed Its doors
this mornlng. followlng the appoint?
ment of John S. Barbour, of Falrfax,
and Judge J. K. M. Norton, of Alexan
drlj, as receivers to wind up its affalrs.
They gave a Jolnt bond ln thc sum ot
A slmplo notlce, written wlth lead
pencll, was tackod on t i doors1 of tho
bank thls mornlng, readlng: '.'Closed;
in charge of roceivers: all notes duo
can ho pald to any bank in town."
Thls was the llrst Intlmatfpn that
there was any trouble. During thc
mornlng hours many depositOTS gath?
ered ln small groups and read the no?
No Hint of Troublevfi
?The news came as a distlnct.surprise
Ip banklng clrclca. From what can
bo learnod, not the sllghtest intlmatloii
wa3 glven that the bank conremplatefl
wlndlng up Its affalrs.
The appointment of recelycrs wns
made ln the Corporation Cffurt hero
by Judge L. C. Barley exactly^-flve mln?
utes after mldnight last night, upoh
appllcatlon of the stockholders and dl?
rectors of the company, all except the
presldent, C. J. Rixey, who 1 s -111 at his
home in Washington.
Thelr names, as appended to the pa?
pers llled ln the equity suit for the ap?
pointment of a recelver, appeur as fol?
lows: Thomas J. Fannon, Henry K.
Field, C. C. Leadbeatcr, George S.
French, John P. Robinson and Henry
Baader. All are well known business
Xo One tn Run llnnk.
"Owing to Illness of thc presldent or
the defendant company," '.he appllca?
tlon reads, "and belng withotn rgaeon
,-- ... vi. ance thal h*e -..- II i ? MSlVi ^o
personally conduct the affalrs of the
company for some tlmo to come, com
plainants find themselves unable to
carry on the buslness.
"Complalnants further state that
whlle there aro ample assets, they be?
lleve, to meet all the obligations of tho
company, yet. as there wlll be calls
ln the near future for large sums ot
money, they doubt thelr abillty to ar?
range for them, deprlved as they aro
by illness of the assistance of their
president, nor can they see any hope
of gitccessfully conductlng the buslness
of the defendant company in the fu?
"That, because of the conditions, the
purposes for whieh the company was
formed have failed, and lt cannot bo
longer conducted profltably or to serve
any purpose of its creation or exi-it
"That in order to secure all doposl
tors and other credltors against any
possibillty of loss ln any event, C. J.
Rixey, the president of the defendant
company, has conveyed to lt large
propertles, mostly valuable real estate,
for an estimated value of $200,000."
Stntement hy Itecclvers.
At noon to-day the receivers for the
bank Issued the following statement:
"The directors, findlng that they
would be unable to meet certain largo
wlthdrawals of deposits, of whlch they
had been notllied in advance, wlthout
what appeared to be unwarranted
sacrlflces of the securltles of the bank,
and ln order to save what appeared to
be the best interest of all deposltors
and credltors, and to keop them on.an
cqual footlng, last nlght applicd for
the appointment of receivers. The
court appolnted Judge J. K.' M. Nor?
ton and John S Barbour, as receivers.
"They have executed the bond re?
qulrod hy tho court, and are now in
charge of all tho property of the com?
pany. The receivers havo not yet
been able to make such an examina
tion of tho affalrs' of the company as
will justify them in stating deflnltely
its conditions. As soon as thls Infor?
mation can be ascertainod it will bo
furnished to those intereatfd.
"In addltion to the othor assets of
the company, Its presldent, C. J. Rlxey,
several days ago convoyed dlrectly to
lt a largo quantlty of very valuable
property, real and personal, belleved
to be worth about $200,000, as a spe?
cial securlty for all deposltors and
credltors, and lt ls the expectatlon of
the credltors and receivers thnt tho
assets wlll provo more than sufllclent
to pay all dobtors and credltors. Thls
step was made necessary at thls tlmo
by thc contlnued Illness of C. J. Rlxey,
and hls inabiltty to glvo the bank hls
lOIgbt Branch ArciicIc*.
Tho Vlrglnla Safo Deposit and Trust
Corporation has eight. branch agenclos
soattored at the followlng places
througlmut tho State: Gordonsvlllo,
Dillwyn." Lovingston, Remlngton, Cul
peper, Charlottesvllle, Baslc Clty and
lt ls undot'stood that the receivers
aro arranglng as rapidly as possible
to wind up affalrs. lt ls not yet known.
however, whon tho deposltors wlll be
Many peoplo ln Alexandria had reg?
ular banklng accounts at thls instltu?
tlon. A numbor had deposits ln tho
savings department, whloh pald ;i por
Oent. Interest. Its brunclios all dld a
good b'??iness, ll Im salil.
Tho bank was ostablished hero sov
eral yoars. Only a fow days ago lt
oreelod a modern banking house on
tho north sl.lo of King Stroot, botween
Falrfax artel Royal stroots.
C. J. Rlxey, presldont 6f Iho COh*;
cerri, ls from Culpopor, nnd is vvoll
iQuiiUnu-.* oa SUtii Pftgo.).
Washington Hears Sen*
as to 1912
President Apparently Paying
No Attention to Politics, but
Republicans Are Expected
to Follow North Carolina's
Lead and Fall in Line
for His Second Term.
Washlngton, December 29.?-Wlll Col- |
onel Theodore Roosevelt mako thc
speeeh ln 1912 that wlll agaln nouil- !
natc Wllliam 11. Taft as the Ropubli- j
That he wlll do so was tho sensa- j
tlonal prediction made to-day.
Many wlll doubt thls prospect, but lt
ls the outcome of the Taft rcnomlna- |
tlon wave that is maklng lts way !
through tho country. lt Is sald to be
based, though, upon recent uttoranccs, !
of a prlvate nature, from Oyster Bay. j
President Maken *Vo Comment.
So far as the Whlte House ls con
cerncd, the story was not touched ]
upon to the President. Although ho
was ln a jolly humor most of tho day,
hls vlsltors sald he was just a littlo
petulant aa to polittcal talk,
Suggestions to hlnt about a new
chalrman of the Republlcan Natlonal
Committee and of his vcnomlnatlon niet
wlth rcmurks that he was lindlng too
much to lnterest hlm wlthout bother
ing wlth polltlcs. The fact'atands out
that Mr. Taft is the least busy of all
men in behalf of hlmself. and that ho
never talks polltlcs unless he ls cora
pelled to do so. .
Solid for Taft for Another Term.
The Taft wave' found outrlght and
forclble expression among vlsltors at
tho White Houso to-day. The thlng
became so unantmous, thc reporters
agroed that lt waa monotonoua. They
longed for some one?La l-'ollette or
Cummlns?who mlght vary lt wlth a
littlo spice of opposltion or threatened
Senator Burkett. of Nebraska?My
State ls for Taft's renomlnatlon, and
will send a solid delegatlon for hlm.
He has done and is dolng great work.
He is growlng fast. Hls quallties of
greatness are being more thoroughly
appreciated each day.
Senator Warner, of Missouri?I
haven'r the,le?*3t douM that Missourl's
dulegation will b? solid for Taft. The
people of my State llke him, and are
satisiied with him. Agalnst a Demo
crat ho wlll carry the State, too, ln the
elections in 1912.
Senator Pyles, of Washlngton?There
ls not much doubt as to the attltude
of Washlngton ln 1912. The Stato del?
egatlon wlll be for Taft.
LYortb Carolina in Unnd Wagon.
Slnce North Carolina Uepublicans
have climbed up on the politlcal band
wagon, gottcn a seat close to President
Taft, and have sworn their alleglanco
to tho Great Whlte Chief for four
years more, It is expectod that the
Virginia G. O. P, wlll follow along the
same llnes at an' early date. lt ls said
that there ls no rldlng so comfortablo
as that on the front seat, wlth Presi?
dent Taft holding the llnes and crack
ing the whlp.
In a way the Tarheelers stole a
march on tlielr brother Republicans
from other Statos, and whlle the lattor
woro enjoylng tho Christmas festlvltles
and plannlns how they would lndorse
President Taft some tlmo ln the near
future, the North Carolinlans, scentlng
the politlcal alr, hurried to Greensboro,
calied the leaders of the clan together,
klndlcd the flre in the wlgwam and
declared that thoy wero ready to stand
by the President, flrst, last and all the
Meeting of Mystcry.
The Greensboro meetlng was clothed
in more or less mystery, as, lndeed, aro
all the gatherlngs of the falthful ln Vir?
ginia and North Carolina. Whlle it was
whlspered horo thc day before the
meetlng that Congressman Morehead,
liring of thc job of dlstrlbutlhg Fed?
eral patronage, wanted to quit and
leavo the handlng out of the pap to
former Senator Marlon Butler or oth?
ors, nothlng of a deflnlte nature could
bo learned: Even tho erstwhlle Popu
llst Senator Butler professod to know
littlo of the reason' why tho State
Exactitive Commlttee of. North Caro?
lina had boen calied together. Dr. J.
J. Mott, another North Cnrollnlan who
is on the inslde here ln politlcal mat?
ters, did not seem to know why ho
was golng to Greensboro. und, ln fact,
tho day beforo the mootlng, lf thoro
was any one around Washington who
could or would say why tlie conforenco
had been calied, ho could not be found.
Th action of thc Greensboro meetlng
has demonstrated ono thlng vory clenr
ly, and that is, wlth tho prospects
good for tho renomlnatlon of President
Taft. North Carolina Republicans mean
to stay closo hy, and that If any ono
else ls after tho CI. O. P. voto thero
he wlll havo to get up early*to land lt.
What About Vlrgininl
What is left of tho poor old Virginia
G. O, P. machine ls expected to follow
thn oxample of the North Carolinlans
and move ln tho dlrection of tho White
Houso at an early date. But wlll it
havo any effoct lf tho forces under tho
guldanco of Reprosentatlve Slemp de
olare their alleglance to Mr. Taft, in
vlew of the fact that tlio former saw
his majority of 4,000 two yoars ago
reduced iast November to something
llko 200'.' In other words, Just what
welght Will the President give tho Vir?
ginia voto when he ls vlsltod by tho
Republicans and ho recalla tlio l'act
how near that stato camo lasi fall to
sendlng an entire Democratlq dologa
tlon to Congresa?
Thon, too, he wlll remember that ln
thn Flfth plstrlct, where the rtopubll
cuiis expected to make blg galns ovor
Judgo Snutulers, they Inst out, all ot
whlch shows that the f.utura of Pres-.
Iilunt Taft would hardlv be affooted onc
way or tlm other by attythtn** thn,' the
Vlrglnlaps mlghl do, o wlll bo inter?
estlng, however, ir, see lt' they follow
the North Cat*olinJana "|l1' ciimb ou tho
.jktrpui, Buut la U'? wats-yiit
Ileet Wlll Appronctl Thls Country na
Washington, December 20,?After a
meinorablo reception by England and
France, in whlch t,if- Amerlcan na
tlon and her navy wcrc tonsted and
honored bi overy concelvablo cxhlbt
tirm ut frlcndllness, the great Atlantlc
battleship tleet wlll leavo foreign
ilior, -i to-day and to-morrow on ita
The ileel wlll approach thls contl
nenl as a tcohnlcal enemy and wlll at
tcmpt to elude the vlgllance of the fast
81 out crulaers whlch will oporate
lilong the Atlantlc coast and endeavor
to herald the advance of tho "enemy."
ln thls day of wireless telegraph, the
Atlantlc fleel wlll have a diffl?-ult
laslc, but u win concoal Its move
ll ents as far as posslble and avold the
frequent ianes of the transatlantlo
llners, All the conditions of aotual
warfaro wlll be adopted and the fleet
wlll make a serious attempt to hlde.
from the watchfnl scouts?thc eyes of
The fourth divislon of the fleet de
parted from Gravesond to-day, while
to-morrow tho flrst divislon wiu put
?,ui ii-uiii Chnrbourg, the second from
Portland and the thlrd from Brest. The
tleet wlll asaemble at the entrance of
the English Channel, probably nn Sat?
urday, and from thls rendezvous lt
wlll start as a unlt across the At?
lantlc. The vossels are scheduled to
arrlve at Guantanamo, Cuba, January
Thc four divisions. whlch cnmprlse
the entlro battleship contlngent of
the fleet, will be met ln Cuban waters
hy the remulnlng crulser divislon, con
sisting of the Tennensee, Washington,
Montana and North Carollna, tho scout
rruisers Blrmingham. Chester and
Salem, and the seventh torpedo divi?
slon. The (leet wlll make a detour
from the usual course and the three
scout crulscrs will try to flnd lt be?
fore lt reaches Guantanamo.
Upon arrlval ln Cuban waters, the
fleet, scout crulsers and torpedo bouts
wlll enter upon un extenslve prac?
Wenther Bureau Wants New Bulldlng*
on Slorm-Svrept Itcef.
Washington, December 29.?Undis
mayed by the hurrlcajie that a year
ago waahed away the Weather Bureau
building at Sand Key, Fla., the Weath?
er Bureau ofllclals have served notlce
? ui Congress that they must havo a
new building on that aea-swept front.
Ssund Key is rlght ln tho falr way of
all craft passlng ln and out of the
Gulf of Mexico, and lt ls through thc
weather observers thero that all theso
vcssels comrnunlcate with land.
Cramped ln a room but nine feet
square in the lighthouse, all that was
loft standing after the storm had
?-??.rried the sand off the coral reef.
are quartorcd the three weather ob
nervers, who keep the observations
and display storm signals. When tho
hurrlcanc of a year ago was approach
lng. these men flashed out tho nows
beforo tho storm arrlved and moved
out. The hurricane picked up thc
bulldlng and carried lt away. The
water rose ten feet over the Island.
Now Chlef Moore, of tho bureau, wlll
ask Congress for an approprlatlon for
constructlng a bulldlng -there on oon
ejrete plles thlrteen feet above or
dinary tlde level. The island Itself
ls flve feet above tide level.
DEFRAUDING POOR LO
Flrm Indlcted for Trylng to Send Him
New York. December 29.?Indict?
ments charging fraud ln the lllling- of
contracts to aupply the government
warehouse ln thls clty with clothing
for the uso of Indians. were returned
by the Federal grand jury to-day
against Reuben Welnstein and Luw
rence P. Maher, of the llrm of Weln?
stein & Maher, of thls clty.
The speclfie allegation rolaites to live
cases of corduroy trousers, destlned
for one of the reservations, whieh
wore accepted and paid for a? reach
ing standard requlrotnents, although.
the Indlctment declares, they had been
rejected by the government lnspector
when Hrst presented. This was accom?
pllshed. lt is charged. hy means of a
consplracy between the defendants and
Charles B, l-'urman, heud clerk at the
local lndlan warehouse.
lt is charged that the defendants
rrmoved ccrtuin cases of clothing from
the government warehouse after they
had bcen inspeeted and accepted, and
through tho connlvance of Furmun, re
placed them with other goods, which
had been rejected. The defendants al?
ready rest under a larccny charge for
the rcmoval of the accepted cloth?
PROMOTERS OF ANARCHY
nurglnr.N t'nrrlcd 011 ttobberles for
Money to Further I'lopiiguiidii.
London, December 'J9.?Some of the
evenlng papers assert that the police
lnvestigations of the recent burglarles
commltte by n band of Russlana
show that London was the head?
quarters of a gang whlch carried on
extenslve robberles to secure money
wlth whlch to further an anarchlstlc
Llterature preachlng nnarcriy has
bcen dlscovered among the burglars'
effects, as woll as explosives whlch
mlght be used In tho constructlon of
boinb.s or for the purposo of safe
blowlng. TranslOitora are engaged on
bundles of lettera dlscovered, anel
Which, according to the newspapcra,
make Important revelatlons.
Several anarchlat clubs have meet?
ing places ln tho East End, where
the burglars lived, but they have
not been molested, as the members
conflned thelr actlvltles to writing and
SOUTH IS SHIVERING
I iiii.siinlly Cold Weather I'rcvuils n*t
Fnr South ns Gulf.
Loutsvlllc, Ky., December 29.?Un?
usually cold weather, wlth freezlng
temueratures almost to the gulf, pre
valls throughout a largo portlon of tho
Tho cold wave follows closely upon
the heels of a general weather dla
turpance, which took tho form of a
tliunderstoriu ln tho central valleys
and snow ln Northern Texas. Snow
fell early to-day throughout the Texas
Panhandlo, nnil a severe wlnd and
rain storm provailed along the gulf
coast. Southeast Texas experlenced
tho lirst heavy rain ln flvn months. Iu
Houston several street car llnes were
put out of commlsslon and other clam
ugo waa done.
GREECE IS SHAKEN
Ylllagrs Are Destrojed by Severe
Atlions, Greece, Docembor 29.? -
There was tt violeiu earthqualce ln the
provlnoo of I-Illa to-day, causlng heavy
d.iuiage tn bulldlngU. The govern
nient has dlspatched help.
Coutliuit* Flve !>?>?.
London, Dooember 29.?Speolal dis
putchoa from Atlions say thnt the
earthquaUos In the Klis dlstrict have
been contlnuous for llve daiys. Tho
vlllagos Of Lechiienii. thlrty-six mlles
from Patras, und Andravfda, about
thirtv-three mllaa from Patras; havo
boen destroyed. Tho inluibitants of
these vlUagOS, who number about 2,
150 and I.Sihi, respectlvely, have lle.l
to Pytegps, Tholr rtlstross haa beon
ii.ei-e'a.sed bv l-.eavy r.iins. The shouks
contlnuo lo-,nlght, and tho full extent
vi thu dumuao ki not Un^wi-. , t
Declares in W riting That
ed Him Correctly.
AND APPROVED IT
Judge Richardson Tells Publia
That What He Said to Times
Dispatch Reporter Was Re
corded and Brought to Him
for Indorsement Before
It Was Printed.
Tho lnterview with Mayor RIchard*.
son on thc wlro contract lnvestlgatlon,
whlch The Tlmes-Dlspatch printed yes?
terday mornlng, wns retid, revlned and
nPproved by tbe Mayor nt hl* re?ldenc?
Wednesday ulRht, nml therefore had
hls liiilui'.-.-iiu-iil |.ii\ iniis to Its ptibll
Mayor Rlchardson, at hls resldence
last nlght, gavo to tho managing,edi?
tor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch the state?
ment prlntod below, saying: "These are
my written words; you can make such
uso of thom as you see fit. I do not
sign the statement for thn reason that
I have nover slgned a statement con
cornlr.g any lnterview whlch I havo
The Mayor's Stntement.
"On Wednesday nrternoou n reporter
for Tbe TlnieK-niMpnteh cnlled nt iny
ofllce nnd lulkcd wlth me at Icnglb
nbout the luvc-llRiitlnn whloh I nm
fonduotliiR In tlio 111111tor of vtlre con.
ii-iii'pi. I liiforinr.l lilm thut thc Mutc
ment printed In thnt pnper on Wcdiic*
dny was eorrcct except a.i to the ntnte
liiont thut I l.a.l called an L. S. Jonen,
of tho Kirc li.-iK.i-i in, iii, for certaln ln
fornuillon, n polnt whloh wa* unt mate?
rial. The reporter Htihxetiucutly wrote
nn lnterview wlth me nnd broiiRht It
to tu.v reMdenee inte luMt nlght for such
revlslou or chunRcn nn I might deem
proper, in order to atuto tbe fnotn cor?
rectly. I read It over nnd made certuln
chnnges and pencll lutcrllnentloniv.
"I deslre to ,-ttate, therefore, thnt the.
lnterview wlth me whieh The Tlme.i
Dlnpnteh printed ln lt-, laaiie of to-day
(Thuradny) i- nbnolutcly eorrcet."
Stlll Seeklng Evldence.
Mayor Rlchardson agaln declared
last nlght that hc had not fully investl
gated the wlre matter and had reached
no concluslon, "but I will go to the
bottom of it," he added, "and take such
actlon as the Interests of tho clty may
demand. I havo not concluded tho ln?
vestlgatlon an.l oonse<iuently dld not
say" (as printed in.an afteraoon paper*)
"that 'there "would be no special report
fo the Council and no grand jury pro?
ceedings.' If the further investlsation
should dlsclose fraud or corruptlon on
the part of any city offlcial In connec?
tlon wlth the matter, and the facts.
after a full hearing should justlfy lt,
I would suspend or remove the gullty
party and report my actlon to the Clty
Council, and lf thore should he evl?
dence of crlmlnal offense, I would re?
port tbe facts to the grand jury."
Tho Mayor repeated that "As far as
I had gone ln the invostigation I had
not dlscovered any evldence of fraud
or corruption on tho part of any clty
offlcial, and were I to stop now there
would he nothlng to report to the
Council or tho grand jury."
To Cull for Inqulry.
A member of tho Board of Police
Commissloners stated to The Tlmes
Dlspatch last nlght that he and otfier
members would unlte ln a rcquesf to
the Mayor to call a special meeting ot
the board, at whlch he wlll offer a
resolution calllng for a sweeplng ln?
vestlgatlon so far. at loast, as the Po?
llco Department work ls concerned.
They Are Made I-ossihle b.v <ieaero-*lty
Phlladelphla. Pa., December 29.?.
Through the generoslty an.l eo-opera
ilon of Kodman Wanamaker and the
citv of Phlladelphla, a fund of $150,000
wlll be establlshed for the support of
tho wldows and orphans of dependcut
paronts of all clty employes who may?
bo killed or lncapacitated from injurles
received in tlio discharge of their
dutles. Tho creation of this fund Is
the direct resuit of tho fire horo last
week whon thlrteen Ilremen nml ono
policeman were killed by falling walla.
Mr. Wanamaker to-day sent a com?
munlcatlon to Mayor Reyburh offering
to contrlbute $50,000 ln sums of J2.000
yearly for twenty-flva years, provlded
tho city will establish a permanent
fund, tho lncomc of whieh, ln addition
to tho $2,000 ho promlses to provlde
annually, will be applled to the pen
slons hc proposes. Mayor Reyburn
trnnstnlttcd thc Wanamaker offer to.
tho City Counclls and an ordlnanco
was Introduced appropriatlng $100,000
to the fund.
Believed to Hnve Been Hunied nt Stnka
Cundalaiara, Mexlco, December 29.?
Antonio Roderlguaz, supposed to have
been burnod at the stako at Rock
Springs. Toxas, ls in Guadalajara, halo
and hoarty. Dlspatches from Rock
Springs al the time of the lynching
mado reasonably certain the ldentity
Of the man as u rosldont ot this clty
au.l as an aftermath to tho killing,
antl-A-morlcan demonstrations ln Mex?
lco were started. An effort was also
mado t.< start a natlonal subserlptlon
for his family, bul loss than 100 pesoa
wore subacrlbed. ,
Roderiguoa was arrested horo several
days ago on stispicion that fce was an
agent of the ravolutlopary leader,
Madero. .Us ldentity was establlshed
to-.lay and he was released,
Wlu. Wiih I.yneheil.
Rock Springs, Tex.. December '-':>--.
Tho man lynohed here on November
r. for the muvder of a cattleman's wifo
was known aa Antonlo Roderiguez, an.l
lt wus stated thnt ho came to iho
Unlted i-tates from Guadalajara, Mex?
lco An effort wlll be made to es?
tablish tiie ldentity of. the man UiUeq,
White I'lains. >:. v.. December Sq.**
Konnoth Dpws, a young Brooklynue,
wlll recelve a cheoK ?'"' Jl.18a.608 os
his New Vear i.rosent. Ou th.it date ha
wiii oalebrate hls twonl btrth
,l,,v. an.l wlll como Into k fortmu i rom
tha ostal.? Davld Dows, <>f Drooklyn.
Tho decroa of aettlemoni of the ?T.uar
dlanshlp has luat been approveu by the