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GLENN H. CURTISS
HERE TO CONDUCT
Famous Aviator Brings an Entire
Workshop and Twelve -
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Aeroplanes on Cars
WILL ATTEMPT SEA FLYING
Man Bird to Pass the Winter in
Wife Is 111 ;
Glenn H. Curtlss, r the aviator who
entertained thousands of Southern Cali
fornia people with his daring in the
air at the aviation meet held here last
January, returned to Los Angeles yes
terday and will make his home here
during the coming winter. > He Is In
Southern California to conduct a num
ber of experiments, among others the
difficult feat of starting and alighting
on the water. Mrs. Curtiss accom
panies him. She - became 111 while en
route, but her illness is not considered
serious. . ,
Mr. Curtis brought his entire work
shop with him from his home in New
York. There are several cars filled
with machinery, designed especially for
airship construction, a carload of aero
plane parts and twelve 'machines com
plete. With these to work with Mr.
Curtiss will conduct his experiments
as soon as he is able to get a suitable
place to work. "
-. Mr, Curtiss has retired from exhibi
tion flying and now devotes his time
to the construction of I airships and
to experimenting with them. He Is
' endeavoring at the present time to
work out and perfect some method by
which an aeroplane may be used at
sea. :\ ■ ' ■ ■ '■
"Southern California has the finest
climate and atmospheric conditions
known of for flying," said Mr. Cur
tiss last evening. "With perfect days
throughout the year It Is the ideal
spot for experimenting, as no time
will be lost in waiting for good weather
to try out new ideas. '••',•
TO MAKE SEA FLIGHTS
"At present the experiment ln which
I am most interested is the use of the
aeroplane at sea. I have experimented
to a certain extent with my machines
'on the water and am going to do a
whole lot more of It while here. The j
difficult feature to solve - is starting
the machine and- getting It success
fully in the air while aboard a steamer,
for i there .Is I little. space , aboard in
which to start. *On the ground one
has an opportunity 'to I speed . up . and
run along the ground until the air
lifts the planes of the machine. But
on the water no such opportunity la of
fered and before aviation at sea be
comes a success some other manner
of. starting the air craft off must bo
found. It la to find such a method that
I am here. I shall devote the. greater j
part of my time '■ to working ion this '
problem and have hopes of solving it.
There are other experiments which . I
wish to make hut that is the most
Important one." ■-••-■
For the purpose of making experi
ments a lease on the Motordrome at
Playa del Rey has been secured by
Mr. Curtiss and he will do much of his
flying there. In all probability he will
open a work shop In Los Angeles also i
to have the advantage of good machine
shops and machinery' near at hand. He
is shipping his automobiles to Los An
geles and will use them in going back
and forth . from the Motordrome.
Mrs. Curtiss was taken ill on the i
train coming to Los Angeles. She is !
;at the Alexandria. ' Mr. Curtiss stated ;
last evening that he was not prepared \
to talk about the proposed aviation i
meet ln Los Angeles this year as he
had not taken that matter up since,
his arrival. • \&s *■€#;,r\* .''. **
PRIESTS TOLD TO KEEP
PARISHIONERS FROM 'SALOME'
Archbishop Messmer Says Opera
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. 6.—Arch
bishop i H. G. Messiner, in a letter to
the priests of the Milwaukee arch-dio
cese, denounces the coming produc
tion in^this city of the grand opera
"Salome." He^says ln part: .
"Even if the dance of Salome be not
in Itself openly immodest and lewd, a
thing I do not know, yet the whole ten
dency of the opera, if reports are true,
Is a glorification of divorce and • de
bauchery. . •• '■'.-
-< "Hence, you • will please request . the
members of your parish to stay away
and thus express their emphatic pro
test against j the , public production of
the | opera In our . city."
HOPE FOR SETTLING BIG
CHICAGO STRIKE FADES
CHICAGO, DecTe.—Refusal of the
clothiers and tailors' • organizations to
negotiate with the garment I workers'
representatives toward ending the
strike which has , been on 'for several
-weeks ■ and : cost' millions •of dollars ln
lost wages and trade, today s burled
the hopes of , Mayor Busse and,his al
-i dermanlc committee lof strike settlers
that "peace was in sight. ! ;< .'•
The future of the strike Is uncertain,
especially since - Chief :of Police Stew
ard has granted a permit to the strik
ers to parade, 60,000 strong, tomorrow.
it Representatives of ; employers' asso
ciations said their refusal to treat with
the workers was due to the determina
tion , that the union should ; not be
recognized ,in any • way., *:->.:, ; • ,i> ; :';*
U. S. SENATOR IS NAMED
BY LOUISIANA ASSEMBLY
BATON ROUGE, La., Dec. 6.—
Judge John R. Thorton of Alexandria
was - elected United States senator to
day by the Louisiana general assembly
to succeed ; the ; late Samuel D. , Me-
Enery. --■ ■-j ■■:•"..*'... ;,»•..:•'.-- ■ '.'■".:.,. i-. ■_
■T Judge Thorton Is a native of Louts
. iana, and " for a number of years was
district Judge. i < In an ; address before
the - legislature ln support - of; his can
didacy, -• he '■ took' a - positive. stand ; for
;a * protective tariff \on ' sugar and, rice.
LOS ANGELES HERALD
NOTED AVIATOR WHO
IS HERE TO MAKE
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GLENN 11. CCBTISB ;
Glenn H. 'Curtis* arrives In Southern Call- .
fornia to spend entire winter ln aero
plane experiments on land and water.
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Shrlner* to give bright surprise preceding :
big charity ball tomorrow night. ■_ PAGE J
State Bar association at Inaugural meeting
In this city favors nine-Juror verdicts ln
criminal cases. / - ■ . , PAGB »
Man deserted Iby ' wife gets guardianship
papers In order to have custody of own
child. . ; ; PAGE 18
Court grants request of Anita Baldwin to
have hearing before Jury. - i PAGE 18
Rear Admiral Yashiro and staff are taken
on auto trip by chamber. PAGE . 3
1 One million five hundred thousand dollar >,
bonding to be built at Eighth and Broad- ,
) Way, if ' ordinance - restricting height of
| buildings Is amended. PAGE , 9
Details of Santa Fe and Salt Lake collision'
I ' show no serious injury sustained. ■ PAGE 10
I Society, clubs and music. ; ..-*"; PAGE 7
i Editorial and letter box. PAGE 6
' Building permits. '■■.'/■__ -y PAGE 10
j Shipping. .>' . '■"■' "■'y-rr'y y. f: ''PAGE'S
| Marriage licenses, births, death*. PAGE 13
Weather report. ,• PAGE 13
j Citrus fruit report. PAGB 13
I SOUTH CALIFORNIA
, Pasadena councilman, forced to make
tournament float, says he will hide
mayor In It. ..., ... PAGB 13
j Quarrel! over auto. fare results ln - In-
Jury to well known Riverside resi- .
dents. . ■ - . PAGE 18
Powder and drills are found ' secreted
in Long Beach factory. ' ' PAGE 13
Estimates submitted: congress of amount '
needed to run government for fiscal year
total 1748.414.861.. > . PAGB 3
; Furious snowstorm i ln eastern states -
continues. ..,-■ PAGE , 1
Senator Brown says four legislatures
■ that ! voted adversely will reconsider ;
in. favor of Income tax amendment.
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Congressmen expect that few of Presi
dent . Taft's recommendations in an
. nual message will .be acted on by
present session, i, . PAGB - 1
President Taft presides at meeting of
Red Cross society. '.--•■■■ PAGB ' 1
Major General Wesley ■- Merrltt burled '■
, by .lamplight In freezing weather at '
West Point while minute guns roar.
FOREIGN , ,
Government coalition gains in English
election, but voting continues remark
.ably close. "-.._ PAGB 1
MINING AND OIL . ...
Arizona '.*> asbestos beds may soon be
exploited. ---•■. PAGE 11
New Palmer well to be put on pump.
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WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY IN
..._.[. ;. AMUSEMENTS .'"'.* ,
Belasco—Blackwood-Belasoo players , in
'^Sherlock Holmes," 3:16 and 8:16 p. m.
Burbank— players ln "An Ameri
can Widow." 8:15 p.: m. -— .'
. Grand ' opera ■ house— ■ Hartman . and
company. In "Nearly, a Hero." 8:16 p. m. y
Levy's cafe chantant—Continuous I vaude
ville, 2:30 p. m. to 13:80 p. m.
I Los Angeles Vaudeville,': 3:30 p. m., 7:80
p. m. and 9p. m. . • /■ ,>. -.. ' .
Luna park Outdoor amusements, band
concerts, moving pictures and vaudeville, 110
a. m. to midnight. ■'<
• Majestic—"Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage
Patch," 8:16 p. m. •■..
■ Olympic—Musical v farce, ■. , "The * Evening
S-t-a-r." 8 p. m., 7:45 p. m. and 9:15 p. m.
Orpheum— 2:15 p. m. and 8:16
p. m. • „-.-"'" " ■'.' ; . ..'.-.-'. v
* —Vaudeville, 2:20 p. ' m.. 7:48 ,p.
m. and I,D,<m. ..'•).' ■•."•■'--' ■ ■-. -j.'■ r. ■
Princess—Musical i ; farce, : ■ "Cohen ' the
Frenchman," 8 p. m., 7:45 p. m. and 9:16
p. in. '.' . s .-- :, v :
VOF INTEREST TO WOMEN . ,
i Annual election of officers. Los Angeles
hive No. 1. L. O. T. M.. Burbank hall. 643
South Main street. t •■• ,\ .V-, , . ;••:
I California Badger t club. Miss Margaret
Goetz, hostess. Spanish day, 3 p. m. -
■• Ruskln Art club, 10:30 a. m. '■•-..—
■ W. •S. Rosecrans ■ Study ' club, 903 West
First street. 2 p. ,nu '■" <f"• •*■'■- "•' "- • Vv '■'
. < Hollywood - Woman's Shakespearian
program, 2:80 p. in. >. - "->.'
Special meeting of public : welfare com
mittee of city council, 1:30 p. m., City hall.
. Prof. A. T. ■ Jones will; present the : work
of the Federation of Churches at 7:30 p. m.
in ■ Symphony. hall. 384 '• South Hill; street,
■ Captain Charles Stanley, a converted
actor, will speak at the City Rescue mission,
Cot! East Fifth street, 7:30 p. ra. ,*.,
Federation I club luncheon, club rooms in
Wright & Cullender ; building. The R«v.
William MacCormack ' and the , Rev. - Robert
J. Burdette will speak.
' Stanford alumni smoker, Ip. m.. in honor
of James Lanagan, " former ; football coach,
and - Fred ' C Woodward, : dean ', of law , de
partment, HoUenbeck hotel. v •"■';.'■:■..?. f -.'.».<■■
. Members l City Planning : conference leave
on Inspection •* trip, to - Los Angeles .harbor,
8:35 a. in. ; ■}. ■»■'..- «*•'•'''■» .■■W.rit >,; ,-'- ■ •
. Los Angeles Cat club show opens 10 a. m.
In Psntages theater. building., '>' %.'*■•
p WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 7, 1910.
Government Has One More Mem
ber Than in Last Parlia
ment from Same Seats
TARIFF PLEA FAILS TO WIN
Unionists Lose Laboring District
Where Shutting Off U. S.
tAssociated Press] /
LONDON, Dec. 6.— the close of
today's polling the complexion of the
house of commons stood:
Government coalition: Liberals, 106;
Labor, 20; Nationalists, 26; total, 152.
Opposition: Unionists, 147.
A situation has developed almost
phenomenal ln the closeness of the race
between the government coalition par
ties and the Unionists. The pendulum
swung slightly toward the government
today, and the result of three days'
voting. In which 299 seats have been
filled, gives the coalition one more
member than In . the last parliament
from the same seats.
Up to last night the Unionists had a
gain of five.
The returns tonight showed the Un
ionists had regained St. Helens from
the laborltes. This borough, • with the
exception of last election, had been
Unionist since 1906. "
The Liberals gained Southwark west:
Burnley and Coventry and the labor
ltes gained Woolwich and Whitehaven,
all from the Unionists, while this
morning's returns " from Sunderland
showed the liberal candidate, Green
wood, and the laborite, Goldstone, had
replaced the two Unionists there.
The turning of the tide toward lib
eralism Is a surprise and a great dis
appointment for the ■ Unionists, -who
counted on capturing half a dozen
seats from the enemy.' The greatest
surprise was In Coventry, because of
the fact that It Is the seat of motor
manufacturing and the protectionists
had put great stress on their plea that
tariff reform would prevent the grow
ing competition from American ma
chines. ■ ■ ' ' '■'■ '■_ f _.
The Liberals hardly expected to win
Burnley, because the Socialist, Hind
man, was in the field and hoped to
take part of the labor vote. The bat
tle in Woolwich was one of the hard
est. Will Crooks', a workingman, who
was turned out in the last election, re
captured his seat by 236. * - _
-'■■ The Unionists. concentrated their
heavy- fire on Battcrsea, but John
Burns, president of the local govern
ment board, ■ again surprised them,
bringing up his majority from 655 IrA
the last election to 1292.
■ The betting on the stock evchange
before election wSs that the coalition
majority would . drop to 65. <
As the elections progressed the bet
ting favored 80, then. 90. .It is now
conceded that the government will
have 106 majority. ■' .N .
JOHN BURNS A VICTOR BY
GREATLY INCREASED VOTE
Dillon and Redmond Re-Elected
LONDON, Dec, x 6.—Among the re
sults at the parliamentary polling to
day was the re-election of John Burns,
Liberal, and president of the local gov
ernment board. His majority ■in the
Battersea district ; over Sir John Har
rington, Unionist, was 1292, and over
Shaw, Socialist, 7349. His majority over
the Unionist candidate last election
was 555. ."* '- * '.
Among nationalists re-elected with
out ' contest were . John Dillon, east
division of Mayo, and William H. K.
Redmond, east division of Clare. .
' Among the Unionists unopposed was
James ,W. Lowther, speaker of| the
house of commons, Penrith division of
Cumberland. . • ".,."
IN U.S. CAPITAL
. [Associated Press] .'<
WASHINGTON, Dec. The pro
visional arrest of Juan Sanchez Az
cona, once a member fcf the Mexican
congress, ■; Journalist and member ' of
a 'prominent family *•- In Mexico, was
procured here today by | direction of
the department of Justice on repre
sentations made by the Mexican gov
ernment . declaring that' a warrant on
the charge of obtaining money under
false pretenses had been ' issued j for
him ,in Mexico.
No political significance, It was said
at the Mexican embassy, attaches to
the arrest, but Gstave Madero and
other friends here charge the "circum
stances ■ of. the case are , trivial," and
that "behind It all Is the vengeful pur
pose of the Diaz administration to get
possession ■of Azcona because of his
connection with an anti-Diaz news
paper attack during the last three
'years.",- •'■..„' ■ -."■•_ ■ ■__- ■■•:':."-'':-".-,"
ON SALE IN GOTHAM SHOPS
NEW YORK, ■. Dec. 6.—The ' suffra
gette finds a Christmas counter all her
own In the New York shops this year.
Buttons, ribbons. flags. insignia and
knlcknaeks of verlous kinds .in the
suffrage colors |or . decorated with the
suffrage emblem are displayed. , , .-.
Perhaps ' tho most unusual novelties
are suffrage hosiery in stripes of green,
purple and white, the colors of the
women's ' political union. The holsery'
is made for men as well as for women
advocates of the "cause." I'
" "Votes fgpr women", cigarettes, said
to bo ', made ■of genuine Egyptian to
bacco % daintily rolled in a 1 white and
gold '; wrapper, with < the slogan of the
seekers»of % the ballot • emblazoned' In
gilt ' letters, are another novelty.
Taft's Message Submerges Congress
with Requests; Few Will Be Passed
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FURIOUS STORM IN
Five Inches of Snow Fall in New
York; Twelve in Ohio, and
Ten in Kentucky
' NEW YORK, Dec. 6.—Nearly five
inches of snow has fallen in ■ New
York since 1:30 Monday afternoon and
It is ; still * snowing tonight. The
weather bureau at / Washington says
snow tomorrow. '■■.
The storm brought about the usual
delay in > suburban traffic and \ street
car transportation, but there' was
nothing like a tie-up. The minimum
temperature for the day ln Greater
New i York was 22, the maximum 27.
A blizzard swept along the Atlantic
seaboard and over the lower lake re
gion today. Twelve degrees below
zero at Canton, N. V., was the lowest
temperature recorded. The . storm
centered over the lower Chesapeake
Bay this morning, and rain, snow or
sleet fell over the entire country from
Virginia northeast and through the
New England ■ States. A high north
east ■ wind roused the ocean, and four
ocean steamships which crept - into
port today had to anchor in the bay
because of the blinding snow. Ship
ping was held in port until better
weather. • •
One of the heaviest snows in many
years fell in Kentucky last night and
today. The fall In the mountains was
two feet, while the lowlands were cov
ered with ten inches of snow. Busi
ness in the mountain districts is en
Twelve Inches of snow fell in south
ern Ohio, the heaviest in ten years.
COLD IN EAST DRIVING
CROWDS TO CALIFORNIA
Santa Fe Doubles Limited Ser
vice to Accommodate Tourists
-Tourist business Is coming up. ! The
cold spell ln the east Is beginning to
get in .Its good work, . driving crowds
to sunny Southern California to live In
comfort until King Winter relents. J.
J. t Byrne of the Santa Pc system re
ceived a notice yesterday from Jerry
Black, passenger traffic manager of
the Santa Fe, that on December IS the
first limited train to leave Chicago In
two sections would bo sent out, the
ticket sale being so USavy that it was
impossible to carry all the passengers
cm one train.
So far the limited trains from the
east have had no , trouble ln handling
the traffic and It was Intended by the
Santa Fe not to ' run ! llmlteds In two
sections until after Christmas. Owing
to .. the , ■ cold weather, however, this
plan,had to be departed from and the
first two-section train will arrive here
December 17. .': ' ' ** '.'
TWO NEGROES LYNCHED FOR
ROBBING WHITE MAN'S BARN
MONROEVILLE, Ala., Dec. «.—Cal-
Vln - Exele < and , Sylvester Peyton, > ne«
groes, were found hanging to a » tree
at. Double Branches ' yesterday.; They
had I confessed to robbing <. the barn
and outhouse of Edgar Bass.
A. deputy sheriff was . bringing them
'here • for safe-keeping; when ;', ho : was
overpowered '■ by unidentified men, his
prisoners . taken from him and'strung
up; to a tree. -
A Helping Hand
SCHOOL GIRLS WIN
FIGHT FOR HOBBLE
SKIRTS AND CURLS
STOCKTON", Cal., Dec. Confronted
by an Irate gathering of . high school
girls who threatened to attend school
adorned in many false curls and wear
ing hobble skirts unless one of their
number was released from suspension
for having: dressed too conspicuously. It
Is claimed that Principal Ansel Williams
weakened this morning and announced
that the girls could wear all tbe curls
that they wished to. He qualified bis
statement*, ' however, with the provision
that "any person appearing in a con
spicuous manner in reference to dress,
actions, etc., will be advised concern
ing said appearance." The girls are
Jubilant. i ■ '
TAFT PLEADS FOR
RED CROSS WORK
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.—President
Taft, as president of the American Red
Cross, pres ded for a time at the an
nual meeting here today. Announce
ment was made that New York city al
ready had raised the $500,0C0 allotted as
its share in the proposed Red Cross en»
dowment fund of. $2,000,000. W.
President Taft predicted the full fund
soon wou d be on hand, and gave pra se
to Miss Matel Boardman, who is the
active head of the so iety. -
Charles D. No. ton, secretary to the
president, m de his first port as
treasurer of the Red Cross. Receipts
for 1 st year ere 3,202 md the ex
penditures. $257,57". T c society n w
has on hand $124,023. The membership
is nearly 15,000. ■ . .
Six million Christmas seals have been
disposed of to dealers, the proceeds to
go to the fight against tuberculosis. '
In his address Presi ent Taft sad:
"The contribution secured now of half
a million dollar* from New York city
is an came t that we shall raise t c
whole two millions—l mean that Miss
Mai:el Boirdman wll raise it." ' •'
President Taft was re-elected presi
dent of th? Red Cross at the meeting
today, and Robert W. de Forest,
Charles R. Magee and A. P. Andrews,
as-lstant secretary of the treasury,
were re-elected vice pre ident, secre
tary and treasurer respectively.
Frederick W. Lehmann of St. Louis,
whose name was sent to the senate to
day for appointment as solicitor gen
eral, was elected counselor of-the or
ganization, an office hitherto vacant.
The president and members . of , his
cabinet, together with ministers to the
United Slates from Switzerland -and
Costa Rica, and the delega.es to the
convention, attended a reception given
, by Miss Mabel Boardman.
EL CANO, OLD SPANISH
GUNBOAT, JOINS U.S. NAVY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.—The gun
boat El Cano, to which • the United
States fell heir as a result ,of the
Spanish-American war, today was
placed In commission in the navy af
ter having undergone extensive I re
pairs. • •
After Admiral Dewey had destroyed
the Spanish fleet in Manila bay the El
Cano, which had been on duty In some
remote | and f Isplated I corner ' of, the
world, ' steamed ' into > the harbor, her
officers Ignorant of the fact that their
country was engaged ln war.^Sgggra
i;|vnT I" TTsPTTTQ . DAn.T te. on TRAINS He
iM^XljrJjl^ l^Ul JLEjo. SUNDAYS Sc. OX trains M
BURIED AT NIGHT
Officer Interred by Lamplight
Under West Point Snow
as Guns Flash
WEST POINT, N. V., Dec. MaJ.
Gen. Wesley Merritt, U. S. A., re
hired, the twenty-first superintendent
%t the United States Military academy,
was buried here tonight by lamplight
with the military honors of his rank.
His body was laid beside that of his
wife. In . the military reservaton cem
etery. There was no service in the
chapel of the academy, as had been
planned. The special car bringing the
body from Washington was delayed by
the storm, and the hour was so late it
was deemed best to make the cere
monies as brief as the due dignities
would allow. j
, Officers who have attended every mil
itary funeral within the last thirty
years could recall no other held by
As the regulations provide, the fife
and drum corps, followed by the cadet
corps, fell in at the front on the ap
pearance of the coffin. The flfers'
breath 'froze on their instruments as
they shrilled the slow measures of the
dead march. Behind them clanked the
escorting battery. Then came the
coffin, draped in the colors, followed
by the pallbearers, mourners and at
As the long procession moved
through the darkness, the flash of the
minute gun flared for an Instant across
the shrouded fields, and the dull Jar
of the report sounded solemnly across
the river. Thirteen guns were fired.
Lanterns guided the procession to the
grave, and there, while the mourners
stood bareheaded In the snow, the
coffin was lowered into its resting
place, the words of the burial service
were spoken; the three crashing vol
leys echoed across the river, the bugle
sounded "taps," and again the minute
guns took up their count.
Wesley Merritt was born in New
York June 16, 1836, and was appointed
to the military academy from Illinois
in 1855. He waa six times brevetted in
the volunteer service and the regular
army for gallantry and meritorious
conduct on tho field of batUg.
DEMOCRATS WILL INSIST
ON BALLINGER CASE ACTION
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.—The report
of Republican members of the Ballin
ger-Plnchot Investigating committee
has been completed and will be sub
mitted to a full meeting to be, called
ry y Senator Nelson tomorrow or
It Is expected that the majority re
port, together with the report made
by Democratic members and the inde
pendent report, of Representative
Madison of Kansas, will be submit
ted to both houses of congress Imme
diately. , ". -' ■ • '
There Is some question as to the
method that will be followed after the
reports have been received. The
Democrats say they will Insist that
the reports be taken up for, consider
REMAINS OF MINER FOUND
MANHATTAN. Nev., Dec. 6.—The
charred remains of Patrick ■ Farrel, a
miner, -./ere found today in the smok
ing ruins of his cabin nt Round
Mountain mining camp. The cause
of the fire is a mystery.
THE HOME PAPER OF
GREATER LOS ANGELES
EXPECT ACTION ON
Limited Time Given as Excuse
for Contemplated Failure '
ECONOMY PRESIDENT'S KEY
Tariff Praised. Old Land Office
Arguments Presented, Trust
PRESIDENT TAFT REC
American banks in foreign
Merchant marine by mail
Civil service for diplomatic
and consular service.
Fortification of the Panama
Consolidation of many cus
Permanent and probably
larger tariff commission.
Non-partisan study of the
banking and currency system.
That the railroads be pro
hibited from ship business
through the Panama canal.
A general incorporation law,
as before urged.
Placing second and third
class postmasters in classified
Increasing postage rate on
1 Increasing postage rate on
, Building two new battleships
* Amendment to inters.
Bill for organization of v*. I
unteer force in times of war.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.—Congress '
gave respectful attention to President!
Taft's message today, but there were
comparatively few members who were
willing to concede the probability of
favorable action at the present session'
on many of the recommendations con
tained . therein. . This was In view of
t'-e fact that the sess.on will clo&e 1
The message was delivered to "both"
houses by Secretary.Latta soon after
they convened at noon. Mr. Latta
made his first appearance in the senate,
arriving immedi tly after the an
nouncement of the president's intention
to communicate his views "in writing."
' This announcement ■ was made by
Senator Cullom on behalf of himself
and Senator Money, who constitute.!
the senatorial committee to Inform the*
president that the senate was prepared
to receive .recommendations from him.
Almost immediately afterward, Mr.
Latta delivered the message to the
The reading of the document, which
was of unusual length, was begun at
12:19 p. m. in tho senate. At first most
of the senators listened attentively, bv.t
gradually this attention ceased on the
part of most of them, and those who
remained in the chamber devoted them
selves to printed copies before them.
This also was t,he case in the house. -
To the Senate and House of Representatives:
I During the past year the foreign relations or
the United States have continued upon a ba*t»
of friendship and good understanding.
The year has been notable as witnessing t'i;»
pacific settlement of the two important Inter
national controversies before the pennant r
court of The Hague.
The arbitration of fisheries dispute bet n
the United States and Great I Britain, j whl '.
has been the source of nearly continuous dp ?
matte correspondence since the fisheries -".o'-
ventlon of 1818, has given an award which it
satisfactory to both parties. This arbitral!
Is particularly noteworthy not only bec&u. c tt
the eminently just results secured, but _\->
because it Is the first arbitration held u.«T< •
the general arbitration treaty ct April 4, IS ,
by the United States and Great Britain,, a J
disposes of a controversy the settlement < f
which has resisted every other resource t t
diplomacy, and which tor nearly ninety yet'»
has been the cause of friction between t- •>
countries whose common Interest lie* la main
taining the most friendly and cordial rslat!.. ,
with each of her. '
The tribunal constituted at Th* Hague by
the governments of the United States and
Venezuela baa completed Its deliberations and
has rendered an award la th* ' case if the
Orinoco Steamship company against Venezuela:;
The award may be regarded as satlst. cietf,
since It has, pursuant to th* contentl >na of
the United States, recognised a number or Im
portant principles making for a judicial aft!-'
tude in th* determining of International <!!»
In view of grave doubts which had been'
raised as to tb* constitutionality of Th* Hague
convention for the establishment of an inter
national prize court, now befor* th* senate tor
ratification, because of that provision or th*
convention which provides that there may be
an appeal to the proposed court' from the
decisions of national courts, | this government
proposed In an Identical circular not* ad
dressed to those power* which had token part
In th* London maritime conference,', that th*
powers signatory to tb* convention, , li con
fronted with such difficulty, might Insert a
reservation to the effect that appeals to th»
lntert<*tlonal przlo court in respect to decision*
of Its national tribunals should tali* th* *-»rr-»
(Continued on Fag* Four)