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iv TRAOIG DEATH OF 1 II INI Wife of Colonel Stamper Found Drowned in Less Than Foot of Water. FOUND BY HER HUSBAND Pathetic Details Are Many Her Sister en Route From New York for Visit. (From Saturday's Advortisor.) A story with features distressingly tragio is that of tho death of Mrs. Stamper, wifo of Willson Y. Stamper, U. S. Army, at Loilchua, yesterday morning. Mrs. Stamper's body, lying in tho shallow water at tho edge of Wahiawa reservoir, was discovered by her husband and youngest son Furman, shortly after noon, tho two searching for her to tako her to lunch. Tho water in which the boujr lay was but a foot dcop, leading to tho theory that sho slipped at tho edge of tho reservoir and, falling, struck her head upon a stono, boing rendered unconscious and unnblo to savo herself. Curing tho Into morning, Mrs. Stam per left her home, camera in hand, going out to tako somo pictures, Hor mornings wero often spent in this way and when sbo kissed husband and boy sho remarked that as usual sho would bo back before tho lunchoon hour. Littlo Furman accompanied bis mother a short distanco, received a final kiss and returned to tho house. With the non-arrival of wtto and mother at the lunchoon hour, Colonol Stamper and his son started in their auto to pick bcr up somo whoro upon tbo road and bring her home. As his wifo was not in tho most -robust health, Colonel Stamper, believed sbo might nave become lntigucd and sat uown in somo spot along tho road leading to tho reservoir. Asking his father whero ho thought "mama could be," as thoy sped along tho bank of tho reservoir, littlo Fur-man's eyes suddenly caught sight of something in tho water, near tho bank, and called attention to it. A fear camo to Colonol Stamper's heart as he alighted from tho car, and in another moment father and son wore weeping over tho silent form of Mrs. Stamper. Tho Colonol mado immediate attempts nt Tesucitation and help was summoned, but it was apparent to all that lifo had flod, and tho remains were taken to tho stricken homo. Tho sad news spread quickly throughout Schofield Barracks and in a brief timo tho Stamper cottago was filled with grieving friends of tho doad and living. Officers and their wives, whilo extending to the bereaved husband and tho motherless child such tender sympathy as words mny convoy, wore stunned with grief at tho su,ddon blow dealt by tho grim reaper. As soon as Colonel Stamper could control his voice he called up Honolulu friends by telcphono and told the said news. Ho requested one of them to send his son Hamilton, a lad of thirteen studying at Oahu College, out to Leilohua by tho first train but to withhold tho reason "for his coming. This friend sought tho boy out at Oahu, and took him by motor to Schofield BaTrncks. And only upon 'his arrival thcro did Hamilton learn of his mother's sudden and pathetic demise. On tho way thither his healthy, buoyant spirits gavo him happiness in tho bracing nir and tho strain upon his fathor's friend in keeping back tho sorrowful news may better bo imagined then described. Another son, somo years Hamilton's senior, is at school in .New York. It would seem as if almost ovory 'in this near at hand tragedy conspired to niaku of it, if possible, rnoro strikingly pathetic and sad, for at this hour a sister of Mrs. Stamper is on tho way horo from Syracuso, Now YoTk, to nay a visit. Sbo will sail from Snn Francisco within a few days and unless a report huB alroady reached her, 'doe? not as yet know of her Bister's death, Tho body of tho dead nnny wifo and mother was brought to this city last evening -by Major Alfred L. Prudon, chaplain of tbo Second Infantry, Colonel Stamper's regiment. It will bo embalmed and placed in a vault heroj tbero to await the sad arrival of tho sister whoso journey of 5,000 miles was inauguaruted for the making of that too-long deferred visit. Funeral'serviccs will bo held and interment made nt Mts. Stamper's New York State homo. . DISHONORABLE DISCHAEQB. . The order for tho dishonorable discharge from tho Army of Sorgt. John A. McMahon, formerly of Company F, Socond Infantry, and now serving n ten-year sentence at Oahu Prison for manslaughter, was receivod at department headquarters in tho last mall. TO CURE A COLD (NONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure, E W. Grove's signature is on e. 'i lox :t .) UM W rc S LouU I 3 . haw n 4 v TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 1912. --SEMI-WEEKLY NEW PRESIDENT .DO DOT SCATTER ICOMti WILL MERCHANTS STILL ITALIANS ID OF MERCHANTS TOM EFFORT HEAD IE LINE FOR SUSPENSION HHH HAV E A. J. Gignoux Elected to Head of Canadian Railroad Official Gives Commanding General Decides to Annual Meeting of Association NEED Association by a Unanimous Promotion Men Some Lead Washington's Birthday Results in Reiteration of Vote. Good Advice. Military Parade. Former Stand. fFrom Saturday's Advertiser.) With but a little criticism of tho slnto prepared by tho nominating committee of tho merchants' association, it's full proposed list of directors for tho year of 1U12 was passed yesterday afternoon nt tho aunual mooting, tho ten named meeting immediately afterwards and electing tho following: A. J. Gignoux, president; Charles Bon, vice-president; M. M. Johnson, treasurer, and John Lonnox, sccrotary, N. U. Young was again appointed assist ant sccrotary. Together with these men, win tno exception of Young, tho hoard of directors is composed of P. A. Swift, Julius Ungor, T. M. Church, C. M. V. Forstcr, and II. M. llcpburn. Any disagreement Chat might havo been expected over tho list submitted by tho nominating committee did not materialize, Ocorgo G. Guild, nt tho annual meeting, voiced tho sentiments which have been taken as forming opposition to tho nominating committeo list, in saying that whilo thcro was not tho slightest criticism of any of tho names on it, it was widely felt that tho nominating committeo should havo kopt on the board three or four of tho mon who havo served during tho past yoar. This custom, ho said, had precedent and its omission this year seemed to bo an intimation that tho work of tho Ing board had not been fully accomplished, an intimation entirely wrong. J. D. Mclnorny, chairman of tho nominating committeo, roplicd only by reading tho bylaws, showing that they had been fully complied with and that if tho membership had desired any othor names than those thoy presented, those names could havo been given to tho secretary nnd placed on tho ballot. As thcro were no other nominations, tho ticket was balloted and the ten directors wore elected unanimously. Now Blood. When Mr. QIgnoux was afterward nominated for tho presidency ho declined it at once, stating that ho was on tho nominating committeo himself and could not accept tho position. Mr. Jlclncrny, who under tho rules, presided until tho president was elected, then explained tho attitude of tho committeo in making up tho slate. Ho stated that he thought that ,Mr. QIgnoux probably felt as sorry as ho did over any unpleasantness that tho election might hnvo been preceded by nnd explained that bo had insisted upon Mr. Qignoux boing placed on tho list. "For tho past years," he said, "thcro has been a habit of always asking a corporal 's guard to hold tho reins; to sit on tho driver's seat whilo tho rest lay back in tho carriage These havo always been forced to tho front to do tho things that havo had to be done." ' Continuing, he said he felt that whilo tho committee had nrranged for now blood on tho board of directors, it had not solccted those unacnuaintcd with conditions as most of those present had intimato business relations with the mon who hnvo bcon connected with tho administration of tho association. Tho othors refused to ncrmit Mr. Gignoux to dcclino the nomination nnd he wag unnniinously elected. Tho of- ncers were rapidly nominated and elected nnd tho meeting then adjourned. Organization will bo completed nt a mcctine in tho near futuro when Presi dent Gignoux will nnmo his committees. H NOT TO BE (Special Cnblo to Tho Advcrtlsorl WASHINGTON. January 20. dnquiry nt tho White House today as to tho appointment of the special commissioner to bo sent to Hawaii, in relation with tho investigation to bo mado of tho allegations against Governor Frcar by Dolegato brought out tho fact that tho naming of the commissioner in tho immedinto futuro is improbable. WALKER. Waiting for rrear's Answer. When tho text of tho cablo received by this paper yesterday was read to Governor Frear and somo further light upon tbo subject sought, Governor Frear said: "I supposo thoy nro waiting to reccivo my aimwcr to tho charges of tho Bclegate beforo they decido definitely who is to bo sent here. Personally I havo received no word nt nil of tho coming of a commissioner, but I bellove that tho Information of Tho Advortisor, that one is to como hero, is correct." FIRST AVIATOR IS INJURED AT MEET LOS ANGELES, January 27. The first Injury to an aviator in tho raeot being held hero this week was that to Howard Gill of Baltimore. Gill was making a night flight last evening nnd collided with n fence i the dnrkness. nis machine was wrecked and ho was hurt seriously. ELABORATE FUNCTION . SAN FRANCISCO, January 07.-At homo in Burllngame last ovcnlng Mrs, William II, Crocker gavo a magnificent oriental ball to which thcro were scores of guests present from this city. (Prom Saturday's Advertiser".) "You nro proceeding along safe, snno nnd buto lines that will bring satisfactory tourist results," said H. W. Brodie, tho visiting Canadian Pacific Railway official, to tbo members of the promotion committee, yesterday. "The literature you aro Bending out is of a high order. Nothing you bavo Btatod therein is an exaggeration. You should havo tho support of all tho papers and tho citirons to keep down reports of fever or nny other diseases, for it not only hurts you but it hurts our transcontinental systems. Thero should bo cooperation with the promotion and assistanco from everyone hero who makes a dollar out of tho tourist to keep up this splendid work. "You hnvo too many conflicting organizations here, for thoy divido tbo influence. Coopcrato first of all for th6 place, and put tho individual second. There should bo only one body to deal with tho tourists, nnd then everybody Bhould get behind that and help." Much sound ndvico and valuable suggestions wero given to tho committeo yesterday by tho C. P. It. general passenger ngent nt Vancouver, who is regarded as ono of tho bost organizers and of tho great Canadian railway system. Mr. Brodie came here about a month neo on a va cation trip, the result, as bo explained, of the constant knocking at his door, year after year, by II. P. Wood; sec-rotary of tho promotion committee. Tho constant tapping at tho door finally caused htm to listen nnd take heed, and then to study tho literature sent but by tho committee, nnd he camo horo To study tho Islands nnd judgo whether his railroad should back thorn up a a new resort for tiavolers. Ho made tho statement at tho meeting that lib 1ms not found any statement in tho literaturo to havo been exaggerated, lie found everything as stated and wont so far ns to state that somo features could he emphasized and spoke particularly of tho Volcano. Too Many Organizations. In his opinion Honolulu was wasting much effort in having too many organizations to deal with tourists. Thero should bo bilt ono, and Honolulu should get behind that ono and assist in every possiblo way, just as tho people of Winnipeg and of all tho growing cities in Canada do. Thcro they put tho place first and tho individual second, with tno result that tourists go o tnoBo places. Mr. Brodio's informal talk showed that ho has studied tho tourist possibilities of Hawaii from tho standpoint of his company, and on bis return to the Coast ho will ho nolo to discuss tho Islands with tho heads of the system, and evolve plans to send tourists hero ovor thoir lines nnd keep them coming. Ho boliovcs that Honolulu should bo advertised as a winter resort nnd summer resort ns well. Safe and Sane 'Methods. 'What nro you doing from a standpoint!" nsked Mr. Brodie. "From my standpoint, for I havo been connected indirectly with many promotion committees, anything that is goou win stand a searching in vestigation. You can't expect your lirst year's work to bring great results. You aro proceeding alone, safe. Banc and suro methods which will bring satisfactory results which will largely recoup you for the money you arc put-tin? into this work. Anyone reading your literature knows you nro stating facts. Nothinc you have stated is an exaggeration. I havo seen tho places you havo described. Somo peoplo think it is better to make moro noiso. I don't hclievo in that. Thoro was a timo. when wo had a few days in tho week with no trnins running. Now wo havo them running every day and ninny of them, followed by two to three specials in somo seasons. You will got exactly tho same rosults. "I want to endorso your methods. I mnko this statement ns a result of my observations." "Knocking" Volcano Trip. Ho was sorry, he continued, to have learned whilo horo that tho trip to Kilauea was "knocked" in and out of hotels usd by many residents. Ho laughed nt the idea that what knockers call a "rough trip" to Hilo, should deter anyone who had traveled thousands of miles to got to Hawaii. Kilauea is ono of the sights and wondors of tho world nnd overy encouragement should bo made to tourists to visit tho crater. Tho cutiro problem of bringing tourists here rested, ho said, with tho steam ship companies. TJnfortunntcly, thoy wero not in the samo catogory with railroads, which could run sparo engines out of the roundhouses on any occasion. Tho steamship companies had no sparo vessels to place on the run to carry tho overflow. Tho next chiof thing, after getting tho tourists hero, was to so entertain them that they could bo sent back happy and bo walking, ndyertlsomouts for Hawaii in their own homo places. Improve tho Beaches. "Improve your beaches," said Mr. llroille. "It is iucomprohcuslblo to mo why tho benches nro so poorly kopt up, especially ns Wniktki bench bns become bo well known. Thero should bo moro surfing ennocs and chcapor rates lor that sport, "The funds for nil your promotion work should be poured into ono common treasury," ho said in conclnslOn. "That' is tho way tho western part of Canada nnd tho western pnrt of tho TJnitod States havo been built up by united effort. I am astonished nt tho amount of work that has boon and is belntr no- compllshod with tho small amount of monoy you hnvo hail avnilablo." ROBBED OF $30i000. VANCOUVER, January 20. Two men entered the Royal Bank today and after taking $30,000. made good their escape. (From Saturday's Advertiser.) M. M. Macomb, Unitod States Army, will command in person the military parado on the morning of Washington's Birthday, February 22 next. This decision was mado nt department headquarters yesterday, and has been received with much satisfaction by Director Wall of tho Floral Parado as it will bo by citizens generally. It was announced snmo wcoks ago, upon tho authority of tho department officials, that a colonel would bo in command of tho troops who would march to do honor to tho Father of his Country; but since that time tho feeling has grown that General Ma-comb, tho highest officer of tho Army in tho Territory, should lead tho parade. And this appears to bo eminently propor for still another reason: thcro will bo four colonels in command of troops in tho line. These officers will command tho various arms of tho servico represent ed: Colonol Wildor, tho cavalry; Colonel Mansfield, tho infantry; Colonel Rumbough, tho field artillery; Colonel Ziegler, tho national guardsmen; Major Timbcrlako, tho coast artillery; Major Wootcn, the engineers nnd, probably, Major Neville, the marines. Whilo it is moro than likely that Major Neville will be in chamo of the suldiors, tho announcement can not definitely bo mado. Believes Fleet Will Bo Here. It is impossible to stato nt this timo what part, if any, the sailors of tho fleet will tako, owing to tho uncertainty as to tho duration of tho stay in these waters of tbo warships under Hear-Admiral Thomas. Tho floet commander hopes that the order to sail to other parts may by tho naval authorities at Washington, for hu is iiuiuuucmiv uiixiuus iu ihukv u fine showing with tho sailor boys on this occasion. Admiral Thomas is at present of tho opinion that tho fleet will remain hero until about tho first of April but, as ho says, this is largely conjecture and hope, for ho has no Intimation as to what tbo department is thinking of doing. In Fighting Clothes. It was definitely settled yesterday that tho troops of nil arms will march in thoir field uniforms. At first it was urged that tho men be paraded in their blue, but tho dopartment commandor, after much consideration, decided that to march men all tho way from in their dress uniforms was out of tho question. Tho bivouac places of tho various commands has also been finally decid ed upon, that is for tho troops. from ocnouoia DarrncKs: tor tne local com mands from Forts Ruger and De Bussy win return to their own quarters. The infantry troops will bo taken in at the infantry quarters nt Fort Shaftcr, tho artillery will encamp on the parade grounds at the same post, and the cavalry will pitch their tents near tho Corral at tho samo reservation. The Reviewers. Governor Frcar has agreed to review the parade from a stand to bo erected at tho corner of Richards and King streets. Colonel Jones, of tho National Gnnrd of Iluwaii, territorial officials, and prominent citizens will nlso occupy places upon tho stand. In the event that tho' fleet remains for tho cerebration, Admiral Thomas and staff, and other high officers of tho Navy will take part in tho roviow. -- u nv in HEATH! Wdth a sigh of relief tho members of tho board of harbor commissioners yesterday passed a final vote upon tho pro posed contract with the Hilo Railroad 'Company, and tho rules and regulations governing the .use or tbo proposed lino wharf. The last amendment suggestod by tho Hilo Railroad Company was incorporated 'in Ilulo 4, and after thlB was done, the board authorized tbo chairman to forward the two documents to tho company, with tho request that the corporation slcn the' contract. When the.Tailroad signs up tho com tract uiinirman uampoen, or in tno ovent of his abBonco from the city. Acting Chairman McStockor, will sign ror tno nnroor rjoaru. Two hundred thousand dollars authorized by tho last legislature for the construction of tho wharf will then bo avnilablo, and as soon as data Is at hand from tho engineers of tho public works department as to tho designated Bite, plana will bo drawn, specifications compiled nnd tenders nsked for the building of tho wharf. This is to be 1400 feet long and so arranged thai of tho Hawaiian-American, Mktson Navigation nnd Inter-Island lines may use it without interfering with one another. Commissioner McCarthy asked that when tenders aro called, sufficient time bo given tho contractors to get lumbor nnd othor materials from, tho Coast, By so doing thoy would he able to Ret it much cheaper than if bought locally. Chairman Campbell said that this is also taken into consideration. ROYALTY BACK TO BRITISH SOIL NEW YORK, January 27,-The Dake and Duchess of Connanght have left his city for Ottawa, after a brief visit to tho national capital. They returned from Washington eroatly pleased with their reception at the capitnl city, nnd remarked about tbo cordiality of all classes toward them. Expressing belief in tho desire of tho steamship companies operating- to Ho nolulu to givo the city tho best service, tho merchants' association at its annual mooting yesterday nevertheless refused to change its stand in regard to tho suspension of tho coastwise shipping laws, which hnvo tho offoct of barring foreign vessels from carrying passongers between Honolulu and tho mainland. A largo majority carried tho motion of C. C. von Hamm to rclterato the association's desiro for a suspension of tho laws in regard to this port. Tho only dissenting voice raised in debate was that of James Wakefield, who only moved nn amendment that any action bo deferred until tho Pacific Mall company could bo heard from in regard to its plans. This amendinont was lost. The matter came beforo tho association in tho form of a request from Secretary McCIellan of tho Hawaiian representation in congress, asking for its attitude, tho lottcr being tho samo as that sent to tho chamber of com merce. Tho latter body, upon considering it sovoral weeks ago, changed its stand nnd voted to withdraw its support of tho suspension bill. In talking for tho motion, Mr, von Hamm called attention to the fact that tbo chamber of commerce was not interested in thoso mattors which received tho most consideration from the merchants' association jind thnt whoro tho other body was concerned chiefly with strgnr freights and so on, passenger travel was of much moro importance to the merchants' association. Benefits Delayed. Letters wero read from Castlo & Cooke, ngents for tho Matson Navigation Company, and from C. Brewer & Co., agents for tho Oceanic line, do-scribing plans for futuro service and an increased number of steamers. - Mr. von Hamm argued that the boats planned would not bo in service hardly before the Panama Canal opened in 1913 or 1D15 nnd that by that timo tho passongcr traffic betweon tho Islands nnd Coast would be so much increased thnt Honolulu would be no better off thnn it is now. Anothor argument ho used, which was agreed in by tho other speakers, was that a suspension of the coastwise" laws as appliod to this Territory would greatly benofit tho American steamship companies rather than otherwise, owing to its effect in stimulating traffic. Present Holdups. Emil Borndt then spoko in support of Mr. von Hamm and mentioned numerous incidents connected with tho inability1 of travelers to got bookings, in which he was able to givo a number of personal experiences. "When W. R. Farrington, editor of tho Bulletin and tho ' foremost champion of tho coastwise laws, returned from tho Coast a, short timo ago," said Mr. Borndt, "ho told me of tho difficulty ho had nnd his inability to get a ship when it was almost absolutely necessary for him to get back. Ho said that hereafter he was inclined- to bo tho best booster for the suspension of tho laws Iliad. I think if Mr. Farrington was hero he would toll you so himself." Mr. also montloned a man with whom he had just had lunch and whom ho bad just loft, who is'still in this city because ho has beon unnblo to get accommodations on board outgoing steamers. Charles it. lrazier also spoko in favor of Mr. von Hanoi's motion, call ing attention, to the time it would take to got tho new steamers into operation and on tho futility of waiting. He called attention to tho lack of any parallel betweon conditions here and on either tho Atlantic or 1'acilic coasts or the mainland, .and wound up by declaring that no community on tho mainland wonld stand for tho conditions that exist in this city. H JAPANESE MINISTER TO CHIN HAS RECALLED NOW XiONDON, Jnnunry 27, Thore is a report in circulation hero in official circles that tho Japafieso minister at Peking has been recalled by the foreign office. Longer Armistice. PEKING, January 27. Roports hero aro to the 'effect that tho armistice between the Manchus and tho revolutionary forces will likely be extended for a short time. WA8HRJ8T0N, January 27, dent Taft yesterday issued n public appeal for funds to buy food for the starving, thousands in Chins. Tho condition of tho majority of persons in tho districts where heavy fighting has beon carried on is appalling. NANJUNU, Jnnunry 27. The rev olutionary army of 100,000 men march ing on 1'eklng has a numocr or built in the United States and in charge of Amerieans which will do Bcout work for the- army as it ncars the stronghold of tho No fighting of moment has yet occurred on this march, -H HOW TO OBT EH) OF A COLD. If yon navo trouble in getting rid of your cold yon may know that yon are not treating it properly. Thero is no reason -why n cold should hang on for weeks and it will not If you take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. For sslo by Benson, 8mith k Co., Ltd., agents for Hawaii. Manouba and Carthage Released, but Turks on Board Go to France for Identification. TAVIGNANA NOW CAPTURED Garbled News Goes Out from Tripoli as to the Italian Successes. PARIS, January 27. Scttloxnont has been roachod in tho cases of tho Froneh stoamors Manouba and Carthago which woro captured recently off tho coast of Africa by tho Italians on tho ground that contraband of war material was on board, and that lied Cross workers woro Turkish soldiers in disguise. Tho Turks -will bo sonti to Franco for verifi cation as to their identity. I Boport has reached horo of tho by tho Italians off the coast of Tunis of tho French steamer Tavignana. No reason for tho capturo is known hero. Conditions Bad. ROME, January 13. Letters from Italian officors and men serving with the invading army in Tripoli, recoivod by thoir friends in Itnly, describe in detail tho cxtromcly unpleasant position of tho ItaliarJ troops at tho front. Fight3 which havo been reported as Italian victories in official advices from the commander-in-chief of tho Italian expedition, aro said by tho correspondents to havo been reverses. Harassing Attacks. Tho Italians appear to bp Buffering moro sovorely in tho vicinity of Dorna than at othor points. Tho troops who are engaged in protecting tho engineers employed on tho construction-of aqueducts to brine water intotlio town havo frequent furious engagements with tho Turks nnd thoir Arab allies. Detachments of tho lattor make harassing attacks on tho Italian outposts day after day. Bogimonts Nearly Wiped Oat. One Italian officer writing to his father, says thnttbo Italian army has lost a large number of men in theso engagements. Another letter from a privato says thot in ono battle regiments of Grenadiers and Bcrsagliori wero nearly wiped out. Still another letter says that tho Italians on one occasion ran out of ammunition, whilo tho Turks and Arabs, well supplied, succeeded in killing and wounding 100 of tho Italian soldiers many of whom wero more boys who in their panic cried for thoir mothers. -M- no HOLD CONFERENCE WASHINGTON, Janunry 27. Taft has left this city for a five-day trip to Now York nnd Ohio. While ho is absent from tho city ho will confer with tho Republican leaders in these two States on important mattors connected with the coming campaign. Tho President is suffering from a cold. Knox for Strprcmo Bench. WASHINGTON, January 26. Tho report wns current today that President Taft has offered Secretary of Stato Knox the position of associate justico of tho Supremo Court to suc ceed tho Tata Justico Harlan. Secre tary Knox's lecral attainments nro well known, but came most prominently be fore tbo country during bis servico as attorney general. Moneybags .Are Up. WASHINGTON, January 20. Sant- uol Untcrmoyor nrges tho nouse cornel uutico on ruics vo jua&o u Bearcuiug investigation of the Monoy Trust. Bin to Pass Monday. WASHINGTON, January 2d Tho Democratic steel tariff bill is expected to 'pass on Monday. A debate lasting flvo hours wns held on it today. EUGENE SCHMITZ WILL GO HIGHER HAN FRANCISCO, January 27. Former Mayor Eugono Sehmitz has mado' application to tho appollato court for a writ of prohibition. Sehmitz went on trial again Wednesday in the famous gas company case. Among tho witnesses expected to testify fs Abo Ruef now serving time at San Qucntin. MISSOURIANS ARE MULISH STILL. STt LOUIS, January 20. William Jennings Bryan has failed in an at tempt to arbitrate tho controversy be tween tho rival supporters of Speaker Jlarlc ana rolK, ana to secure a united indorsement from Missouri of one or the other for the presi dency. MUST IMPORT MUCH STAPLE FOOD MANILA, January 20. Reports from I tho varions districts of the Philippines show that tho rice crop this rear will be seriously decreased. Not more than half tho usual ylald is expected.