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:"■-.-*-?--;; . v " " . - " "."" l_i ' V ol ~ LXVII N° 22,329. DEFIANCE BY FORAKER. TWO OHIO CONVENTIONS' Senators Refuse To Be, Bound by State Committee's Call. [Fy Tel«-«raph to The Tribune Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 3. — Following the Re publican State Committee's call for a March convention, and prescribing in all but five coun ties the choice of delegates by primaries in which the voten Of each ccunty are to vote as a • whole for undesignated delegate lists, the supporters of Senator Foraker are threatening to-night t<> hold a separate state convention and send a contesting delegation to the national convention. Senator Dick -to-night issued a statement at Akron. "The Bronson law, under which the primaries are ordered," he said, "recognizes no unit ex cept the county The county committee's au thority is final, and delegations selected under county committees' orders will be entitled to ■eats. Ho doubt a great many counties will select delegations by a method not in accord ■with the state committee's call; and those delegations will demand t=eats, too. We will fight for Senator Foraker's cause. He is the candi date of the conservative vote within the party and his nomination would restore the conditions which brought prosperity. His candidacy is a protest against policies which have under mined confidence, dissipated credit and under mined our business conditions. "The call." he continued, "provides for some thing that is arbitrary, unwieldy and expensive. It precludes any expression for any other can didates than the one for the Presidency, al though the convention will nominate state of ficers. One man or the prevailing organization in each county will have the power to do al! the nominating by the process of elimination provided in the caJL Summit County will not be permitted to go by default. Senator Fora ker's friends will make as hard, a fight as they can. I want to deny as emphatically as I can the untrue newspaper stories circulated to the effect that I am ready to desert the cause of Senator Foraker. I am in this fight for a prin ciple, and nothing can change me in my posi tion of doing all I can for Senator Foraker's nomination as the exponent of policies that brought the pro.-perity' now dissipated. 4 Senator Dick said he thought the dates set for Che primaries and the convention entirely Too . -•-■ He aildrrt that he would announce In a few deys whether or not he would be a c.,r-::.:a- for delegate at large to the national convention. SENATOR FORAKER'S STATEMENT. Cincir.na.ti. Jan. 3 — A flat refusal to be bound by the conditions of the call issued last night at Columbus for the Republican State Conven tion, vhich Is to name a state ticket and se lect delegates at large to the national conven tion, vras announced by Senator Foraker to i ic-.t Primaries for selection of delegates to T".i<= convention were provided for in the call. The n-.ethod is sharply criticised by Mr. Foraker. "I am not sure that I understand the call, al th-ueh _I_ have _read' it several times," he said. "If I doTir is" another case of asking for bread and getting a stone. My Idea in requesting primaries "was to have the election of delegates brought homo to the. people, so that in each yard. for instance, we could select our imme diate representatives. This call makes all that Impossible. "In addition it prescribes requirements not authorized by the statute and not within the power of the State Central Committee. Some of the requirements are In direct conflict with the statute. Some of them are very burden some. One, in particular, is the require* en* th?t before there can be a Taft ticket and a Forsker Scfcet there must be a petition signed by twenty times the number of candidates for delegates and alternates. That would mean in this county about four thousand signers or pe titioners. T' unreasonableness of the require ment tha«. there ,-haP be four thousand peti rJaaton to authorize a ticket is shown not only by the fact that the law makes no such require ment but that in cases where the law author izes county and city officers to be nominated by petition only three hundred narm are necessary to nominate any county officer and only fifty names are necessary to nominate any municipal officer. If. in the contemplation of the law, fifty eirners are enough to authorize placing a man's r.a:r.e on the ticket for Mayor of Cincinnati or Cleveland, certainly it is beyond anything con lißßgaatrtl by the law that four thousand sign ers should t-e necessary to nominate a lot of delegates and alternates merely to attend the Ftate convention. Such a condition is unneces sary as well as burdensome. It should 1-e enough for each party to select its own ticket and then let the people vote their preference. "The counties are not bound to follow the or der of the State Central Committee, but whether they will do so or not lam not advised. So far as I am personally concerned I shall make no effort to comply with such uncalled fur. illegal and arbitrary conditions." TAFT MEN NOT WORRIED. Senator Foraker's Statement No §mqfri*C to Them. rf|.,i i The Tribune Bureau! iraaflharrirTT Jan. 3.— The news that Senator Foraker had given out a statement in Cincin nati this LltnllMj declaring that he will not be controlled by the call issued yesterday by the Republican State ruiiiinllli i for the selection of delegates to the state convention caused little flin ,rj in Washington this evening, as it was refrarded as Th. logical result of the bluer nght wbicfc ... Senator's ffnaporten made in the committee rceetins against the selection of dele gates by the direct vote of th* people at the primaries. The friends of Secretary Taft refuse to be disturbed by Senator Foraker's decision, say irig. as they did last night, that the action of the' State committee means the elimination of Mr Foraker anal that he may naturally be ex pected to to any lengths in his contest. Some of the Ohio nea »ay. however, that the people of ihcir ; .t,. are too stanch in their Bepub licanism to rtgard un:i!:;it..l opposition to the wishes of a majority of the parti with equanim ity, that the action at the Bipabllran Htate Committee, in »c far as its prerogatives go. has always b«ea supreme in the past, and that the candidate for ?ny office arho pushes his oppo- Btttoa too f; r '.- likely to be regarded as too disloyal to bhi party to be longer regar* I as a member in good standing, and that such a <ourse must result in atJtl further diminishing the influence of such a candidate, j The friends of Secretary Taft say further that Mr. Foraker's as=»ertions that the call violate* 'he statute are obviously not well founded, for <ie reaton that the Attorney General of the -•ate paaaaj or. the call before it was adopted SAVANNAH UNE. most comfortable way u> yZZjL?--} »©!»•*. Tt.. SiiC Spring -Ad vt. To-Jo^n^^^^ n<IRXEAV-Y()HK,n < IR XEAV-Y()HK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1008. -FOURTEEN PAGES.- T1 A i: and that he is too careful a lawyer to have al lowed any illegal conditions to pass unnoticed. Moreover, if is said by Mr. Taft's supporters that !>enat<-v Foraker has either misunder stood the tcmu of the call or has used an in accunite term in referring to it. For Instance. Mr. Forakei says it is necessary to get twenty men to sign the petition for each alternate and il"!egate. It ; fa believed that Senator Foraker intended to say that twenty signatures alto gether are requind. for as the call is under stood in Wasbinpton each candidate for elec tion as a delegate or an alternate requires a i-M!ion signeu by ten men. but the same ten men could doubtless sign both petitions, and probably eooM figr a number of \ etitions. that is, for each alternair and delegate for whom they were tntuled to vote. If tills assumption proves correct, as Mr. Taft's friends believe it will, it wiil be f< .n<l. they say. that tho appar ent hardships which Mr. Foraker's hasty road ing has disclosed wiil vanish into thin air. SAYS THE CALL IS FAIR. An Explanation Made by Attorney General Ellis. Columbus. , Ohio, Jan. 3.— Wade H. Ellis, At torney General of Ohio, was .asked to-night to give an explanation of the call for the Repub lican State Convention. "The call is easily understood," he said. "It provides a direct primary for the selection of delegates to the state convention by counties. and an opportunity for every Republican elector to express at the polls his choice for President, and for every candidate for Presi dent before such election to have his own ticket in each county with his own name at the head of it. j "It seems to have been very carefully pre pared under the primary election laws of Ohio, and appears to beTair to all. I do not care to discuss it officially at this time." LOCKOUT OF 200,000 MEN. Manchester Cotton Mill Ouncrs Threaten to Close Doort. Manchester. Jan. a.— The wage dispute be t\v<-«-n cotton spinners and mill owners, on account of which (he operatives in two Oldham mills struck several weeks ago, reached a crisis to-day when M per cent of the master? de clared themselves in favor of a lockout if the strikers do not yield by January IS. Two hun dred thousand workers will be involved. CHOKE DOCTOR'S WIFE. Burglars Then Rob New Roehelle Horne — Hold Pursuers at Bay. Two desperate burglars were surprised while at work last night in the home of Dr. George A. Lyons, at No. W Bank street. New Roehelle. After pointing a revolver at Mrs. Lyons's head and threatening to blow her brains out if she made an outer?-, they choked her into insen sibility and escaped with a suitcase of booty, valued at several thousand dollars. Neighbors who taw the men fleeing gave chase. When closely pursued the burglars turned on the crowd and helij it at bay with their guns. The crowd gave up the chase. Po lice Chief Timmins, who has received a good description of the men, has sent out a genfrai alarm to the police of New York and Westches ter County. Mrs. Lyons was revived by servants, and aside from suffering from a severe nervous shock she is all right. Her throat is marked where the burglar's fingers sank into it. Besides taking the family jewelry and silver ware, the burglars got a choice collection of gold and silver coins of every country in the world. Dr. Lyons has been saving this col lection for over thirty years and valued it highly. A gang of burglars have been operating with marked success throughout Westchester County during the last few months. COMMUTERS WRECK 3 AEIS STATION. Angered by Delay of Trains— Firemen Turn Kose on Gtowcl. Paris. Jan. 3. — Three thousand suburban travellers living along the line of the Western Railroad, exasperated by continuous delays In transit through which, they allege, they los« hours in pay daily and sometimes even are dis missed by their employers, wrecked the office* at the St. Lazare terminus of the railroad to day, and for an hour held the police at bay. finally being dislodged by the Fire Department, which played streams from two lines of hose on them. The railroad officials say that unusually long delays to-day were due to the extreme cold causing signal wires to break. ALBANI FAILS TO APPEAR IN COURT. Hammerstein's Lawyers Say Tenor Will Be R^arrested in Philadelphia. N [By Telepraph to Tlie Tribune ] Boston Jan. 3.-There is more trouble In store for Albani the tenor, who deserted the Hammerstein forces for the San Carlo Opera Company and was arrested on the stage while singing here. After the arrest, lie was released on bail to appear in the United States Court to-day on a charge of breaking his contract. Albani failed to show up when the case was called, and his attorney argued that legal service had not been made on the Bfßger. even though he had been arrested. The court will decide this point next week, but in the mean time, so Mr. Hammer- Ftein's lawyers say. another warrant will be sworn out and in the morning a deputy sheriff will start fnr' Philadelphia, where the tenor, it is alleged, will be Brreateo and brought back to Boston. HARVARD MADE SHELDCN LEGATEE. [By Tllllll to The Tribune.] Newport. R. L. Jan. 3.— lt was learned to-day that Harvard College h d been made the residuary Ittmtee of the estate of Frederick Sheldon. The will bar, just been filed for probate, though Mr. Sheldon died * in" time ago. Several hundred thoaeaad dollars is said to be the amount of the entire estate, and is left to the widow during her life, After her death the estate will be turned into a trust fund, the income of .blch is to go to Mrs. Sheldon's Hater, Mary Kitchie md her daughter, and then to Harvard. Mrs. Sheldon and Edwam J. Hahley. of New York, are the eaecotrta and executor of Urn .state. NEGROES INDORSE FORAKER. I Bj IMWajt to The Tribune. 1 rackeaa Ktaa. Jan. 3.-A state convention <f negro Republican* to-day lambasted officeholders under President Rooeevelt and ladoraed *Meph B Foraker as the "logical'- candidate for . the Presidential nomination." The convention pledged active work in liis behalf. EDWARD HANLON, OARSMAN. DEAD. Toronto, Jan. 4.-Edw«rd Hanlon. formerly -ham pion oar.rr.an of the world, died at 1 o clock this morning from pneumonia. ■ GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER. -It* Durity ha« made It faraoua."— VICTIM'S HUSBAND HELD WIFE OF MOTOR MAX HERE Body Found at Harrison Identified by Him and Others. Theodore S. Whitmore. a motorman on the Third avenue elevated line in this city, living *at No. 236 Adams street, Brooklyn. last night positively identified tho body of the woman found in th* swamp at Harrison, N. J.. as that of his wife. .Mr? Lena K. Whitmore. He said he had not seen her since Christmas Day. He- had no ex planation to offer for his failure the night be fore to recognize the dead woman, and then he wa-sXplaced under arrest and hurried from the mor?U" to the Town Hall, where he was pu* through a rigid examination. Whitmore was taken to the morgue by De- \ tectives Murray and Roddey, of the Brooklyn | Detective Bureau. Every precaution was taken ' that there should be no excuse for him making a second failure if the woman proved to be his j wife. Flanked by the detectives and in the presence of Chief Rodgers. the Harrison police men and the morgue keeper Whitmore ap proached the slab on which the body rested, and without making any particular examination of the body said he was positive that it was that of his wife. To establish further the identity, j so far as Whitmore was concerned, the J detectives anaxd him several questions with ■ reference to scars or marks that he would be I expected to know about. Whftmore'l answers > satisfied the detectives that his identification ; of the body was perfect. He told of a scar on the j back of the woman's neck which had not been j noticed before by those who had examined the j body. He also called attention to the fact that his wife had hnd great trouble with one of her ankles. An examination revealed the victim's right ankle to be much larger than the other j and there was a slight turn to it, which indi cated, so the detectives say, that the woman might have sprained it. When Whitmore and the detectives had fin ished looking at the body. Detective Hun; ; turned to the husband and asked him if he was j absolutely positive that the body was that of his wife. "I am positive that it is I^etia," Whitmore re plied. The detectives then led Whitmore to the j town hall. The prisoner was ushered quickly ' through the basement at the rear of the town building and upstairs to Chief Rodgers's private ! office, where his examination was begun. In the same building was Mrs. Martin Schmitters, a sister of Whitmore's wife, who, earlier in the day, made the first identification of the dead woman as her sister. Soon after looking at the body Mrs. Smithers became ill and her con- ! dition grew serious. Mrs. Smithers recovered her composure late < last night and was then taken down into the cell room, where Whitmore was locked up. When I she saw him sho exclaimed: "You killed her at last, didn't you." "I did not," responded Whitmore. "Yes, you did — you know you did. You threat ened many time? to kill her, and, Harry, you finally did it." Once more in hysterics, and screaming so she couid be heard all over the building and out on the streets, Mrs. Smithers was led back up stairs. PARTED ON CHRISTMAS DAY. Prior to Whitmore's appearance at the morgue Mrs. Margaret O'Neil, who lives in the same Brooklyn house, identified the body as that of i Mrs. Whitmore. It was at the O'Neil home, j so Mrs. O'Neil told the Harrison police, that j Whitmore and his wife had dinner on Christmas Day. Mrs. O'Xeil said the couple had quarrelled , about something and left the house together. ; about 4 o'clock Christmas afternoon. William Bartlett. a Brooklyn waiter, who know Mrs. Whitmore. identified the body, as did Frank Knglert. of No. 818 Warren street, i Brooklyn. Both wre detained by the Harri- , son police for further examination. With a letter In their possession thnt may prove damaging evidence to Whitmore. Mrs. William Hughes and William Palter, sister and brother of Mrs. Whitmore. left Scheneotnriy last | night for this city. The letter is dated Decem- j her 29, and signed "Ivena." although it was j written three days after Mrs. Whitmore's body j was found. The letter says: "I expected to be \ up for Christmas, but I could not spare the money, so you see how times are clown here. We did not have a very good Christmas. It waa very lonesome. I have a lot to tell, and I i will not say much in the letter, as I expect to \ ron:e Up coon." The writing of the letter and address on the envelope bear a striking resem- : blance to that on a postal card written by Whtt-.l more last summer, the relatives say. John S. Whitmore. the aged father of Theod ore S. Whitmore. who lives at No. rKM> Yates j street. Albany, received on New Year's Day a I letter from his son, a week after the discovery [ of the body in the swamp at Harrison. N. J.. the closing words of which are. "I^ena sends love." THREE OTHER IDENTIFICATIONS. Nine days ago the body of a woman, sup posed to have been murdered on Christmas Eve, was found in the Harrison swamp. Three pre vious alleged identifications were made by vari ous persons declaring the dead woman to have been , Agnes Young. ' Miss O'Keefe or Minnie Jecnette Qaston. Before going to Harrison yesterday Whitmore was examined by Acting Captain Kuhne. of the Brooklyn detective bureau, who had taken him from his home and detained him at Police Headquarters as a suspicious person. The chief points brought out by Captain Kuhne 'were that Whitmore and his wife had quarrelled on Christ mas Day, after they had had dinner together. Whitmore said his wife's maiden name was Lena E. Salter. She was born in 1871 arid they were married fifteen years ago. She had one child, a boy, who died when seven months old. The cause of their troubles, he said, was the visits she received from a man named Harry Henderson, or Hendricks. he was not certain which name was correct.. A*. Headquarters Whitmore said he and his wife had a joint bank account, but that she could not draw on It with out his signature on the checks. "I gave her $."*) on Christmas Day." he said, "and she could have money any time she wanted it." WHITMORE BTJKD BY WIFE. It became known yesterday that Mrs. Whit more began a suit for divorce from her husband last year, and that her attorney was William Hart, of No. '_'•; Court street, Brooklyn. A re ceipt showing that she had paid him $10 .as ■ retainer was found by the police while search ing Whitmore' looms/ It also developed that Whitmore had been before a magistrate in Oc tober. IBM. on the charge of , assaulting hia wife. The charge was not pressed. SOUTH DAKOTA RATE ENJOINED. Sioux Falls, S. D., Jan. 3.— Judge, Garland of the federal court issued a temporary injunction to day, restraining the South Dakota Railroad Com mleaion from reducing railroad passenger rates flajej 3 ttiHb to 2Vi cents a miio GIRL A FIRE MARTYR. GIVES LIFE FOR OTHERS. Janitor's Wife Dies rath Her Baby After Warning Crowd. The heroism of the girl wife of the janitor saved the lives of many women and children last night in a fire which swept a part of the four story brick building at Myrtle and Waveily avenues in Brooklyn. In warning them ..f the spreading flames she lost her own life, and after »he fire was extinguished her baby Waiter nine monthfl old, was found burred to death M the floor of the janitor's apartment on the fourth Boor. ■ Had it not been tor the heroism of this woman. Mrs. Jadirena Pedesthki. one hundred and fifty women attending a lodge meeting in the build ing would not have reached the street in safety. In going back for her baby after giving the warning she fell, overcome by the smoke, into the street four stories below. A moment more and the fireman who clung to the top of the ladder while it stilt was being run up could have seized and saved her. On the same floor as the janitors quarters a moving picture show is run, patronized chiefly by t li^ youths of the neighborhood. The fire had attacked the stairs by the time that the alarm spread to the audience, and the hall emptied as though by magic The stairs were burning, but the boys slid down on their stomachs on the rails or stairs through the flames. No ofte was nurt. but there were a good many suits which needed replacing by the time the street was reached. One other life probably will be sacrificed as a result of the fire. Harry Morrison who lives at No. I<»* No.strand avenue, saw the blaze and went to the roof of his home, a three story building, to watch it. In the excitement he strayed near the edge and fell to the street, striking M his hfful and shoulders. His skull was so badly fractured that the surgeons of St. John's Hospital, where he was taken, despair of his life. The fire swept the greater part of the four story building at No. 16D Waverly ay nue and Nob. 4-44 and 446 Myrtle avenue. On the ground floor is a saloon and on the top floor is a lodg- room known as Waverly Hall and the moving picture show. In tha roar were the rooms of the Janitor, Michael Pedesthki, in which his wife and baby were alone. The fire started from some unknown cause at the bottom of the airshaft. It ran up the aides to the top floor and then mushroomed, driving great volumes of buffocating smoke into the rooms of the janitor. : Knowing that the Daughters of Liberty were meeting in the lodgeroom Mrs. Pedesthki rushed to the front Of the building to warn them. There were about one hundred and fifty women there and the lodge was just being opened. Mrs. Pedesthki rushed by the sentinel at the door and screamed the alarm. The women rushed frantically to the fire escape at the front and to the narrow 'stairway.", fighting for a chanoe to reach the street. Mrs. Pedesthki then ran back to her own apartment, where she had left her baby asleep. Picking it up in her arms she groped her way through the dense smoke tn the window. When she reached it she barely had strength to open it and lean out. Holding the baby tightly she leaned out, while the crowd below shouted to her not to jump- I" a minute Hook and Lad der 52 was running up one of the big eighty -two fool extension ladders, with the driver. Ed Gross, clinging to the top rung before the lad der was half way extended. Just as h>- was almost within reaching distance Mrs. Pedesthki dropped the baby and fell back. She reeled for ward again, probably not half conscious, and shot out of the window, her clothing in flames, and over the fireman's head to the sidewalk be low. Gross did not see the baby and, a great gust of smoke belching forth, he did not the window. Afttr the fire was out the body of the baby, badly burned, was found ju.-t inside the window. Had it not been for the boys attracted by the moving pictwre show the fire would have been extinguished almost at once by the firemen. The boys had found their way to the roof and had disconnected the fire plugs connected with the tank on the roof. The firemen connected their lines with the pipe and then found that there were no connections and no water. This caused a considerable delay and it was not until damage estimated at $10,000 or more had been done that the fire was ex tinguished. The building was owned by Krnest Harvier, of No. 11 W Broadway. PANAMA RECORDS BROKEN AGAIN. Over 2,200.000 Cubic Yards of Excavation in December. Washington. Jay. 3.— Tne average amount of earth excavated on the Panama Canal for each working day in December last was 88,010 cubic yards or a total of 2.2U0.539 for the month. This is an' Increase of about 360.000 cubic yards over the previous month, and nearly .uO.OOO yar.i- over Ser>temb*er. TOM JOHNSON TRUE TO FIRST LOVE. Will Not Attend Bryan's Dollar Dinner On Day Three Cent Fare Takes Effect. Lincoln, Neb Jan. 3.-In a letter received to-day Mayor Tom 1>- Johnson declines an invitation to the Democratic Dollar Dinner of January 15. for the reason that the S-cent fare is to CO into effect on the streetcar lines of rievc'.and en that date. LARGEST YACHT FOR W. H. BROWN. f By Telotrraph to The Tribune. ] Boston Jan. t-W. Harry Brown, of Pittsburs. a member of the New V, rk Yacht Club and owner of the steam yacht Visitor, has jusi placed an order with Fred Lawlejr*a yard here for a schooner yacht to cost $200,000, which will be the largest on the Atlantic coast. She will be two hundred feet long on deck, or thirty feet more than the Alcyone, owned t.y Henry W. Putnam, jr.. of New York. She will be thirty-two feet beam nnd will be. built of steel. The ya< ht will have auxiliary steftm power, with a COO-horsepower engine. She will be launched next summer. JAIL FOR BUTTE LABOR LEADERS. [HyTelf to Th.- Tribune.] H.l.na. Mont.. Jan. 3.— Federal Judge Hunt this evening found .I".-c|>h Shannon, A. X Edwardf and William i"uttH. prominent Butte labor leaden guilty of contempt of court for violating an injunction against interference with property of, tha Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone. They were sentenced to tliree months in jail and; the latter two fined *X*> and $:!"•!. -tively. SEVEN COMPANIES LEAVE GOLDFIELD. OoMoeht N- v . J;tn. 3 —Sewn OWpaafce Of I'nited States troopa UAOOT command cf Commbol Reynolds left Goldfield to-day by special train for their California posts. The troops remaining bB camp-about ttne hundred and thirty-rtve BM have been divided Into twn companies'. Cnptain William H. Wassail and U-ui.-nar.t Goodwell will be in command. BRIARCLIPP MILK/— O-vinjr to an Increased supph fdditlonal orden caa now be Oiled Rich pure milk from h*>Hlt( y Jerseys. 6' i.aat 4bth a»Lr«et. 'Phone 32TS— 3&.— AdvU FLAT SOCTHERf RATE. Reported Th'i Railroads Have Agreed oh : /-.' Cent*. Atlanta. Jan. ?.. — "The CMMtttatk n" will say to-morrow: ' An order establishing a flat rate of two and a half cents a mile for passenger travel on the railroads of Georgia, effective April I, ajffj be issued in a short time by the state railroad c m :nission. "This order will ccme as i result of th>- con ference of governors held in Atlanta several weeks ago, when Governor Glenn of N rtrt Car olina and Governor Comer of Alabama met with Governor Smith to discuss' the transportation hleaoa. It was known that the fint rate was dlaeaaaed, but no decision was given cut. Since the conference, negotiations; have been in prog ress in practically all the Southern states. The railroads, it is understood, are very anxious to reach an agreement which will give the same scale of rates in all cf the Southern states, and there has been concerted effort on th; ir part to bring about such a compromise. In Georgia, the flat rate will ni"an an in crease on several of the lines over the present rates, which now range from two ■•►•Nts a mile, charged by the Atlanta & Weal Point and West ern & Atlantic, to two and a half CCWtS, for the Southern and thre« nts for sbm of the smaller roada. "Similar rates are expe.-ted to become effec tive in North Carolina, Virginia. Aiabanui an 1 Tennessee, which will then show an interstate rate of two iin-1 I half cuts a Balhj through >ut the South." III'RT IN AUTO (RASH. Garden City Hotel Man May Die from Accident in Hemp&trmi one man was aeriaajaly hurt in an automobile smash at Hempstoad yesterday afternoon. He is Arthur Fox. a hotelkeeper. of Garden City. He was unconscious for a long time, and It is feared his skuli is fractured. The accident oc curred at Jackson anil Franklin streets. Pierre ML Brown, a lawyer, of No. 71 Nassau street, this city, living at H-mpstead, had sent his 40-horsepower touring car to be over ha:il-d. His Chauffeur and X J. Christ, who h«a a ga lage and shop in Hempstead. with Fox .started to try out the car. They were running at "high ppe«»d along Frank lin street; when at Jackson street they struck a small runabout, owned and driven by A. F. Franco, an electrical contractor of Far Rock away. In his car were his wife and a Htm Raymond, of New York City. All were badly 111 ulpmi MOB AFTER JAPANESE. White Men Incensed at Railroads E 77? ploy in g Orie n tain. [Hy Telegrafh to The Tribure 1 Ogden, Utah. Jan. 3. — A mob of two hundred white men marched to the Japanese •«■*••* of ihe town this evening with erie? of "Hang the Japs! " For a time matters had an ugly look, but a riot call brought a score of policemen rein forced by a large number of sheriffs* deputies, and after a brisk little scrimmage th* mob was dispersed and its leader arrested. The whole trouble was caused wh^n the Southern Pacific discharged a number of white laborers from its icehouse here and employed Japanese In their places. Thi3 incensed the white men. and local labor bodies met and de nounced the railroad company Dot displacing white lab<jr with coaHea. The trouble culminated to-night. After the white mob had been dispersed the police found the Japanese arming and talking excitedly of attacking the whites. The police arrested one man who seemed to be their leader, and put him in jail. The railroad company has agreed to remove the Japanese to another town. WHAT COMPOSES THE SAUSAGE? Chopped Meat. Seasoned, Says Michigan Judge, Not Cereal and Water. I^ansing, Mich. .Jan. 3.— Circuit Jaaaja Wlest held this afternoon that the use of cereal and water in, sausage is an adulteration of the aiedaet and brings it within the eeoaa of tha state pure food law. The decision was made in the application of Armour & Co. for an injunction to restrain the St.-ite Dairy and Food Department from inU I rleg with the sale of their sausuße. which contains cereal and water. "With the general public of this generation large ly reared on farms and in small vMaajH and re membering the bOßßemada aawaaae." said Ju'ige Wiest. "there is no occasion to look at a dictionary to deflaa aaaaaajt. The common deflaltlaa ■ that it is composed of eheaaad meat, seasoned, and the definition must prevail aa against a manufacturer's process at adding cereals and wata«e> RELATIVE VALUE OF LIBEL. Montreal. Jan. 3.— "L'Evenement." a French- Canadian daily newspaper published In Qu«-btc. which termed members and ministers of the pro vincial Legislature fools and Igßaiaaßßßll Baa beca found guilty of libel in thirty eaaai which were brought against It by members md iblbMhb, and was fined PI and costs in the case of tach minister and VS aad eeata in lha case ■( each nit m her. , JURY OUT IN PETTIBONE CASE Boise, Idaho. Lan '•■ 'l""- Pettibone jury retired shortly aft. r 10 ./clock tonight. tmumm interest marked the last day of th. trial. Before the pros ecution's argument by James H. Hawley was be gun Judge Hilton, for tha defence, announced that the defence would net argue the case, and Judge Wood stated that the jury would be instructed M soon as Mr. Hawley finished. EX-GOVERNOR BOIES DYING. [Ry Telf(tra;.ii to The Tribune ] El Paso. Tex.. Jan. 3.-Ex Governor Boies o. | lowa is dying here, where he had stopped on his , way to California. • ! * ■ i OIL BRIBERY VERDICT. "GUILTY." [By Teltgraph to Tfce Tribune. ! Findlay. Ohio. Jan. 3--Byron Williamson was found guilty late to-night of attempting to bribe a | juror in the Btandard Oil trial hMI June. a Mrr. Thompson levUfied at WBBaa»aaai'a tr.il that he '■ p-omtsed her husband J3OO if ha brought about .* j ilwatinnainii In the oil trial. ■fUllsiae'in char* that T H M.<onica. an attorney for the Standard, j now awaltbas trial, had offered him J» i« bribe the , juror. I MOVE TO BUY CHESAPEAKE'S FLAG. ■ Bj Telegraph ■■■■ The Tribune. J l-lostoti, Jan. 3.-A movement has been started ben by vartous patriotic societies to buy the flug of the historic* frlgata Chaaapaahe, whl .is to be sold at auction in London aa January 29. and have it brought to America lor a permanent place in seme 80-ston museum. This is the flag captured by the British frigate Shannon la the battle off Boston Harbor in 1513. It i« one of th« collection 0l antiquities owned by the late T. G. Mlddlebrook. of London. No rehandllnn cf cargo between New York and Boston via Bo=ton Menaanu Une. Plers9.lo.il. \H3 d- llßjßßßicautetta ute a i'-M. ;>j-a<Ay.— Ad\ v PRICE THREE CENTS. HUGHES SILENT OX BOOM FORMER WORDS STAND. Friends Believe He Will Declare Himself if Seccssary. IBy Telrgrsph to Ht Trtfcao*. 1 llhaaj. Jan. — < »rr.or Hcsaes declined >- day to discuss the m*»«t.- of some of his 5 friends here yestmlay to formulate p!an3 for, furthering his candidacy for the Pr«»io>ocy. His views on that aafajMt, he points out to all' • who are interested, were- stated plaimly and deflr> r.itely in h!« sr-ech hof - the Republican Club of New York, las- October when he saW: "I io not seek' any public office.** and commented on the grr»-at responsibility of public service whicX ' he said, was far from being with him an Abject of ambition, continuing: "I have not .<<ouj?it ! nor shall I se^k. directly or indirectly, to in fluence the selection or the vote of, any delegate - to any convention." That .w-»s the O»n 1 1 '■ attitude toward th» > Presidency, tha: is his pre?-nt attitude, and -will continue to be ills attitude, as intErpreted bw ■ those closest, to him. If friends of his belle-re the general sentiment in favor of his candidacy warrants ihem »n orsrHnizing to promote the »•» \ lection of Hughe" delegates to the national con- . vention t:> : i is their affair rather than hi 3. W the sentiment in this state and other BhJtßi b«- • comes so manifestly in favor >f h*s selection by. the national convention as the standard bearer., of his party that a formal declaration of his views is made necessary and may with propriety be given, the Geeemaa'a friends, believe that he will express his wishes and opinions clearly v and definitely. But it is apparent that the Goverr.*r f«el» thaf. if the aeeeii at larg? deelre him as their Presidential candidate they will show that <le— i sire unmistakably, regardless of organization cr 5 party leader*, or the work of other oaodidates. Meanwhile he is attfndin? assiduously to his . ork aa Governor of this state and is declining; to be drawn into any factional fights within th» party, or to let himself be usied in any way. . The newspaper organ of William Barnes. Jr.. . Republican leader ad Albany County, prlnt3 &■ leading editorial article headed "The Early Birds." which says that th» gath.rins yesterday . probably was composed o" three classes thosa - who believe Hughes wouM mak»» a good Presi- • dent, those who want to cftMBBJi the personnel of the Republican state organization and "Roose velt haters." It goes on: "If Governor Hugiies is nominated for Presi- . dent that will not be because of the activity of the Hughes boomers, nor will their attempt to break down Republican organizations in this) state help them, in securing d-legates for the . Governor. Do most of the heaaaan desire to> get him out of the >vernorship. or are they . playing personal politics? Ther<> are many in ter-sting features in this situation. The prin cipal one la the sincerity vt the Governor's a i vocates. Do they really wish to nominate Wax for the Presidency? A big four, headed by Sen ator Page as the leader of the New York del- - esation, might not Impress Chicago- as heavj.y as, one differently constituted.** SUPPORT FOR (;OJ'ERXOR. jJ. S. Lehmaier Asks Clubs and i -. , . j Committees to Act Promptly. ! James S. Lehmaier el the committee of twenty* , rive appointed by the Republican Club to aid in rrririKins about the nomination of Governor Hugbe* for the Presidency said yesterday: "The Republican Club's mmitte« was appoint ed because the cluh heiieved that the almost unanimous sentiment amon»r Its members in favor of the nomination of Govminr Hushes for rh» PnelnVncy was only an indication of the generd sentiment throughout the state and that this feel- Ing was recognized elsewhere in the Union. Thi3 sentiment should be ret]i;c<».l to concrete form. t» the >n<l that OWVNti i*e<l to the nominatlo* of the Governor shall be elected. It i 3 our hope that Republican clubs md county committees throughout th- state wil!. by declaring themselrea In favor of the Governor, show their responsive ness to the popular demand, for the nomination of Governor Hughes can only be brought about by •eajaalHd effort. ■Those who are opposed to his nomination ar» at work, and the Governor's friends must bestir themselves. The Governor's opponents in this state are not fighting him openly; they are doiaOj it in a most insidious manner -by pret?ndirs- that he will not be avni:aM«» tm a candidate for the Presidency unless he announces his views CB what they are pleased to rail n::tiorril issues. These ho have known the Governor know that he is eminently peand on ail vital principles o? ttst Republican party. hout undertaking to criti cise any candMai for the «idency wlv have avowed themselves as such. ir seeir.3 to me that Urn Governor's* .iT:it i-l-- in holding- that ■ -<* Presi dency is too h!=h and digntr>.l an «dht« to pult wires for and that rh- ttt should seek *a ny» is ,-orr-.' and dignifl«d in the highest degree. •The Governor's record aaaaoa for it.oelf. In tho next CMMpeiea the most linrx-rt: issue \v:!I t* the proper .-ontrot of putlie service carvoratlooft There is no i?»ue iri which t!\e people arc racre •» terested, and the Governor's record in securing the passage of the pus'ie service commission bill in" this state ilmi how entirely he is in accord wlft the idea that there should be a rigorous " ll ra tional control by the people over franchise holdlnj corporations. The Governors strength with th« people lies in the fact that he is sanely as;cresslT» and not unfair or extreme. *nd that he goes 3001*1 doing things in a quiet and tffective manner. which shows lh>ro;:gh equipoise and balance. The effort by the Governor's opponents to make th« yeop'e believe tha: the Governor has net entire grasp and owertion of a!, important pub'.ic qoea tions because he does not proclaim his vte"srs at their tehest will signally faiL Th" people fcneW that Charles E. Hvshe* has fully measured JBJ> to all responsibilities in tlia past, ani thal he -vill do so in thi ELSBERG PRAISES HUGHES. Ex-Senator Elsberp. who has ben abroad ter four weeks on a business trip, arrived here ye» terday on the inard liner Lusitania. H- aohadj what changes had taken place in the >tmeal world during his absence, aa lie-said he waa stia lahhßj a strong aMaaMfl la public aff-ilrs. Gov ernor Hushes, he said, wo.;l.l aaal a:i extraordl ri ,ly r . strong liOate for the Presfctencj and • great Ir-S'lent. •He would make a great rur. with the people and particularly with business men. with whom I flr.d he Is very popular." ha salrl. "He mi- not be able to control the New York state delegation, however, aad under those eor.d'.tions it would b* bard to ->rr.ina him.** Mr. E|sbsrg siid he favored the Lexington avo nue subwaj route, ■ ■ -ommeooVd by the PaMfca Strvice nmission. in preference t> a subway corneoilns- with tha present underground road, as the former would make ißp^dtleo. DOLLAR DINNER TO BOOM MR. HUGHES j Ex-Mayor avta Low wtn be the principal inahai - at the Hughes dollar dinner, to oe held at Tarraei ■ Qeawaa on Tharadey evenlnsr. January 9 |hj j dinner arrangements are in ehargi of the Plas* ; Central Park Republican ' Club, cf whjch 3. B j Livingston i» president; the YorkvtUe Republic*! .i Club, of which Dr. DeLancey Carter is president <d and prominent m<rniber» of the district m:tte» and club. The purpose of the dinner ta to sr!w 1 expression to the strong sentiment ta the <lhrtr.« ■ which favors tha nomlnatton «t Governor Bu^fta) i for Presiiitat .