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Lower Rhine Aeronautic Asso
ciation ODjects to Giving Prize.
Mr. Hawley, Disposing of the
Objections, Says the Pro
testants Are Hard Losers.
li«11ii» IX 25-— The Lower Rhine Aero
nautic Association to-day announced Its de
rision to protest the award of the Jsme«
Gordon B«*nnftt Cup to Alan R. Hawley.
tinier of the last international balloon
A etil«aent netting forth the grounds of
ttV contest of the American's right to the
Jcphy*aneges firrt that the American Aero
C7::\> cid not enter its contestants two
,r.TTi?hF in advance of th* race, as Is pro
•ridf^ by the rules, and again that Hawley
failed to furnish documents attesting his
tending place., as required by the Interna
tional ma— Federation, his log-book
■ asMe.
H*"*''* 1 !'. accompanied by Augustus Po*t,
•rioted the balloon America II from St.
I/sci? to P«rlbonka River, Sa^u«nay Dis
trict. Quebec a distance of I.ITLIS miles, on
/vr-^- '"-■?• 1?1O.
Mr. f-awiev summarized in a. sentence
last nipht his opinion of the protest.
— They're - M hard losers," he said.
The '-.-•<. of the matter are these," . he
rDT.t'.Tised. "Tbe America II was duly !«■-
I*cte<l •-> represent this country in the last
tworr.atioTjal balloon race by an elimination
trial. &n«3 tbe record of our part in that
race if embodied in our lop. That w»»»m? to
dispose of ■■«• first ground of complaint,
that we c!d not enter in advance, as pro-
Tirt<xJ by the rules. As for the contention
t*:at »"e failed to furnish documents attest
t*ip our landina: I lace, the facts are directly
"Tiv consider that the America's log- for
•h«r winning trip w&f the best kept by any
♦■ETloor. that entered the race. The original
5s new in the hand? of Augustus Port, but
* copy h&s been submitted to the Aero
<-Vjb of America. We were provisioned and
cnuirP*^ to stay in the north a month
lorcer. if It had been necessary. We had
— _.., sweatem matches in watertight
cases and every ■ iT=r small necessity care
faUy provide*? in advance. Most of th*> for
•l?T! oontestant? left, helter-skelter and
mmn forced to drop out kg reason of thHr
poor eouipm^nt."'
360,000 for New World's Rec
ords May Not Be Won.
Taris, Dec. C3.— »arly ?60.0n0 in aeroplane
■prises remain? to ii* on before January i.
b^t -- c weather is bad. and there ■ small
r-.ar.ee of new worlds records being: mvj«
ir. the Interval.
Maurice Tabuteau and Henry Farman
-onlay tried to beat : ."sr> srnfux' record
far the alcheUt Cup. but a foe compelled
th^-rn to descend at the of three hours.
>T. Lans^r, another competitor for the
a/:;to Club's prize <-■-' PUN for the first
made by an aviator carrying a pas
*-<*Ti~«*r from Ps.rip. to Brussels and return,
.-'arted at 9:^7 o'clock thai morning. He
■piloted a b'.r>lare.
Lanser landed near Compiegne, forty-five
■Dm nort heart of Pans, at 11:50 o'clock.
At 12:40 ocluck he continued toward Brus-
Lander aeaoenaed at St. Quentin. in to*
Department of aiane, this afternoon be
caose a fop •-.:■-:•: with his Right. He
::aii covered aaaal eighty miles, and will
-•»i?ume th^ trip to Brussels to-morrow.
Interesting- Theories Explained
at Political Science Meeting.
■':■ TfU'srrajjh ■•■ The Tribune.]
£t. Louis Dec. 29.— "Aerial Jurisdiction"
*.&* the subject of a paper read here this
"iomiris: by i>eor^e O. Wilson, of Harvard
-<•--•■ at the meeting of the Ameri
can Political Science .X ."--sociation. Profes
.=or Wilson tcld of the three principal
:heorie.« that hav«* been established as
to wbb controls the air -"-itr respect to
a»-rla? navigation.
•7^Ps<i thr«r*" theories, he said, MR pro
•:r:!:rat*-.l ,• tl;«- . ■•, ac of the intema
ticral cor.ferenre ...... - ion held
at Pari* la^t May.
The tirst theory is that the air is free fnr
alligation by any machine., regardless of
.:? nationality.
The s*«cond theory is that the etate ha."
the right of jurisdiction over all the air
above it. the same boundaries applying: in
:h-? air over the states is on terra nrma.
The third theory is that the aerial space
be regarded in tiie same light as the
ocean — namely, that it i»= free, with cer
tain limitations. Tb« ocean baa a three
?Ti:le rone, which each r,aticn controls along
•« coast. Thi? system might be appli*"d
to the air by establishing a height limit.
*ay. sev»rn thousand Ceet. b*-low which con
trol would Le v^-str-d in the state and above
v.hich the air would be free, as Die high
Tne second of these three systems is
'oost favored for th«» control of the air,
T»r<if»:s.sor Wilson Eaid. I"be aerial rights
■C the pri\-ate property owner also hay«
been considered, and it is held that be con
trols the air above hie property to a cer
?ajn height. About that the state Jurisdic
tion :.- in force.
Fosdick Confers with Mayor, Then
Commissioner Smith Calls.
ComnuFjouer of Accounts Fosdick called
' d Mfiyur Ga.ynor yesterday to say It would
be JTspossible to complete his report on his
:nvestisatioa of the Board of Elections be
lore to-day. He had a long talk with the
sl*yor, ■— ver. regarding th»» Information
that -wo'-ild be contained in the report.
Alarmed by the report that Mayor Gaj
" or intended to make a clean sweep of the
r'^sem board. Commissioner John E. Smith
banted to the City Hall yesterday and had
a talk w;lft the Mayor, lie would not say
I^tit that he had received a-::;, assurances !
■ -ne v.-z.y or the other.
Gives $50,000 to a. Fund for Philadel
phia. City Employes.
Philadelphia, Dec. 25.-rThrough the gener
osity of Rodman V»'anamak«T and the co
operation of the city of Philadelphia a
Tun<i of 850,400 will be established for the
rapport ■1 the widows and orphans or de
rvadent parents of all city employes who
may be killed or incapacitated from in-
BtBJ received in the discharge of their
dsUe&i The citation of this fund la the
':Jr*ct meat of the fire here last week.
then Thirteen flr*»no*n and ere policeman
'-'*■ k!H*-d by falling walls.
Mr. Wanamaker *«»nt a. communication to
Mayor Reybum this afternoon offering to
•"•ntribute $?<).*» In Finns of C,W yearly
for twenty- y**aj-s. provided the city
*oul£ establish a permanent fund. Mayor
Reybum transmitted the W&namaker offer
•o City Councils, and an ordinance was
introduced appropriating pHMM to estab
lish the fund. /
The dependent relatives of the fourteen
men killed !a« wr*lc will not benefit by
'hi? new * m<i as a special pension fund
cf ;S."00 is being raided for them. More
has $4VOO ha* already b«»en contributed
:•» this fund. The *p*>ria.l fund will b* in
•Tlltion to the regular police and firemen's
•MMaaa ■yiiia—
Boat Brings Word of a Violent
Fire — No Wire Communication.
Rc-grsrio di Calabria, Italy, Dec 29.— A
violent. fire,, which is believed to be still
raping;, has destroyed the wooden build
ings around the harbor at Messina. This
word was brought here to-day by boat.
All telegraphic and telephonic communi
cations -with Messina have been inter
Among the burning: buildings are the
postjff.ee. the telegraph office and the
railway station. When the boat was die
tiatched from Messina the fire was mak
ing rapid progress. Troops had been
called, out in an effort to keep the flames
from spreading to all parts of the town.
No fear was entertained at that time for
th* American quarter, which is about a
mile distant from where the fire started.
Manuel of Portugal, It Is Said,
Contemplates a World Tour.
London, Dec. 29.— N0 direct confirma
tion has reached London of the reported
troubles at Lisbon, but a special dis
patch from that city says that two im
portant decrees have Just been pub
lished. The first provides penalties for
offences against the Republican system
and the provisional government, and also
for spreading: false and alarming news.
The second provides punishment for
breach of military discipline.
In connection with the rumors of a
new movement at Lisbon, it is interest-
Ing to note that a -gathering of Portu
guese Royalist leaders took place at
London last week and that ex-King
Manuel, who was nere for five days, held
several conferences with them.
It is stated that Manuel is projecting a
course of study at British universities.
and after that a tour of the world, which
will include the United States, as a
preparation, through attention to gov- j
ernmental affairs, for a possible resump
tion of the thron«\
Paris, Dec. — A dispatch to the "Temps'*
from Madrid states that advices from
Lisbon descrlb* the political situation In
the new republic of Portugal as threat-,
The government is reported af not sure
of the loyalty of the army and navy.
There 1? much insubordination In the army,
while as a measure of precaution three
cruisers have been ordered to leav« the
harbor of Lisbon upon various pretexts.
The population is becoming alarmed. The
"THario Noticias" is quoted as saying that
the government has discovered a secret
society which is plotting to restore King
Manuel to the throne and that th« lead
ers in the conspiracy werp arrested.
The correspondent of the "Temps" adds
that the activity of the working classes in
Portugal i? another cause of uneasiness,
striken In the various trades frequently
making demands which it is impossible to,
Government Readr to Militarize
Railway Employes.
Rome, Dec. Z>.— The government does riot
believe) in the possibility of a «enen\l strike,
I ut is of the opinion that the threatening
attitude of the railway employes is main
tained merely for the purpose of frighten
irg* the authorities.
The government, however, is proceeding
with its plans to meet whatever action the
strike leaders choose to take. In addition
to having prepared for the . militarization
of the railway men, the government con
templates measures looking: to a reduced
railway service, to be carried on by soldiers,
but sufficient to Insure th«. maintenance of
postal communications along the lines and
the transportation of food.
The leaders in the agitation preserve si
lence as to their immediate plans.
London Police Think Recent At
tacks Were to Aid Propaganda.
London, Dec. 29. — Some of the evening
papers assert that the police Investigations
of the recent burglaries committed by a
band of Russians show that London was
the headquarters of a gang which carried
on extensive robberies to secure money
with which to further an anarchistic propa
Literature preaching anarchy has been
discovered among the burglars' effects, as
well as explosives which might be used in
tne construction of bombs or for the pur
pose of safe-blowing. Translators are en
gaged on bundles at letters discovered, ana
which, according to the newspapers, make
important revelations.
Several anarchist clubs have meeting
places in the East End. where the burglars
lived, but th^y have not been molested, as
the members confined tneir activities to
writing and making tpeches. The papers
say that the government is likely to change
its policy i:; this respect, as is alr«uly In
dicated in the recent suppression of an
anarchist paper.
Neighbors of the burglar who was fatal
ly wounded at the time that three police
officers who had Interrupted a burglary
were shot to death say that the man re
cently made a trip to America and th*t Urn
received mail from that country.
Dread Foot and Mouth Disease
Appears Anew in Germany.
Berlin. Dec. -&.— The Imperial Health Of
! fice announces an outbreak of foot and
j mouth disease in eight different places, mi
i eluding widely separated districts of the
j empire. Among the affected places are
I Berlin, Prankfort-on-the-Main. Hagenau,
j in Alsace; Aschaffenburg and several places
j In the province of HanoVer.
According to the press reports, the dis
j ease is more prevalent than at any time
: since the i*ys. when the animal losses ag
gregated $250,000.<wu. The authorities are
' taking energetic steps to overcome the dis
j ease in the Berlin slaughter house, and
I have engaged an army of men and women
! to wash and disinfect the stalls in storage
J rooms.
Deputies Ask Present Petition lor
Union Man Under Death Sentence.
Pans. I>ec. £&. — One hundred and fifty j
members of the Chamber of Deputies have
i united in a petition to the government for j
, a new trial for Durand. the secretary of
the Coal Handlers' Union, who was con
| victed of instigating the murder of Fore
! man Donge during the strike on th« docks
i In Havre last December, and sentenced to
death. Th« plea for a reopening of the
> case Ik based on a claim that a Judicial
i error was made st the trial.
The General Confederation of Labor has
arranged for a big demonstration In front
j of President Fallitres's residence on New j
Year's Day, and threatens to call a general '
strike ten days later unless the r«iuest for
a new trial for Durand la granted.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 29.— Three communi- ;
cants have died md twpnty-nin* others are '
seriou?ly ill as a consequence of a mlstaks
made by an f*l-ier of the Lutheran Church
in the Pfterhof district, who last evening!
filled a communion cup with a mixture of
sulphuretted chromate instead of wine. J
Report That Madero Agents
Have Acquired the Detroit.
Former Cruiser Will Form Nu
cleus of an Insurrecto Navy,
Says New Orleans Junta.
New Orleans. Dec. 39.— The former United
States cruiser Detroit, which this week
wa-s sold by the government to a New
Tork broker for J2O.CM). will form the
nucleus of a fllibr.stering f!»et to be sent
agalr.Ft the gulf coast of Mexico by the
Insurgents, according to information from
the Mexican junta here.
It is known that representatives of Ma
dero were here last week and made an un
successful effort to have a New Orleans
firm hid on the Detroit and another naval
vessel which had been offered for sale.
One of these men went direct to Wash
ington from here and expected to be pres •
ent at the sale of the Detroit.
A report published here that the Detroit
had b^en purchased for the Honduran revo
lutionists is believed to have emanated
from agents of Ma<iero.
The Detroit is a third class cruiser of 2,<)72
tons, belonging to the Atlanta, the Boston
and the Raleigh class, though smaller than
those vessels. She is the ship that broke
the Mello b!orkade in the harbor of Rio
de Janeiro in the early 90s. The purchase
of the ship is R. I. Corbin, of New York
Two Small Towns Taken by Reb
els and Cordoba Is Threatened.
Mexico City, Mpi.. Dec. C9.— A special
telegram received to-night by "The Mexi
can Herald" from Cordoba, state of Vera
Cruz, said that an attack on that city was
expected before morning.
The telegram stated that an armed body
of men numbering about one hundred at
tacked and took San Felipe de la Punta and
Omealca. two mountain town?, during the
day. According to the dispatch the gov
ernment offices wore looted and arms were
tak«>n from private persons. The two
towns mentioned have about 500 inhabitants
Cordoba fs one of the most important
cities on the line of the Mexican Railway
and has about 7,000 population.
Mexican Commander' Death
Recorded in Letter from Madero
IBy T»l#ym»ph to Th«« Tribune. )
San Antonio, Tpx.. Dec. 23. — That Gen
eral Navarro, Mexican commander in Chi
huahua, was instantly killed several days
ago in an engagement between the federal
troops and Madero's forces, and that the
fact is being concealed from the army and
the public, is the statement of a courier
who arrived here to-day from the Madero
camp in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico.
This courier came to Mrs. Madero, bring
ing a letter from her husband. Francisco 1.
Madero. The letter said Madero was actu
ally in command of the forces in Chihua
hua and was directing the fight against th*
regular Mexican troops. The courier also
reports that the remaining troops of .Na
varro are entirely surrounded and that
practically all of them have offered to sur
render and turn their guns on the rein
forcements now said to be on the way to
their relief.
In his letter Madero expresses every hope
he will soun have a victorious army sweep
ing into the city of Chihuahua, and thence
across the republic to Mexico City.
Mexico Looks Forward to Long-
Warfare Against Insurgents.
ChflraeJnia, Mexico, Dec. 29. — Official notes
to-day, which seem to be confirmed by de
velopments. Indicate that the first stage of
the Insurrection .n Western Chihuahua is
over, and the second has begun. The gov
ernment believes that the insurgents fought
their last organized hat tie at Pedernaies
two weeks ago and that they have split
into small bands, which it will take months
to capture or subdue.
These reports are confirmed by the fact
that Mai Paso, the key to the railroad. Is
free of them, and that General Navarro is
now in control of the situation all along the
The train ordered to proceed to Peder
naits for wounded was unable to get away
from here until early this morning. At
noon it had reached San Andres. As the
train proceeds it ia repairing the track and
restoring the wires, which were torn up or
cut by the rebels. When this work is com
pleted the train will stop at Pedernales
and take on board the wounded of Gen
eral Navarru's troops.
These have received only the crude at
tention of a field hospital since the fights
at Cerro Pri<»to, three weeks ago. and at
Pedernales and Mai Paso.
Tiie government reiterates its statement
that the pass was occupied and a junction
formed by General Navarro with his re
inforcements without seeing the enemy.
This seems confirmed by the fact tnat the
government train is now in the pass which
was formerly the insurgent stronghold. The
latter apparently exercised discretion and
retired In the face »f a greatly superior
Vi ith their extreme mobility the reoeis
a*-e still capable of making trouble. The
federal troops nji;st proceed cautiously, as
the swift moving horsemen of the revolu
tionists can rally two or three hundred
men at short notice to attack any detach
ment which may become isolated^
Foreigners who art* interested financially
in the affected district face a long period
of business stagnation. They say it will
take months to pacify the a*eatern part of
the state, even if there are no serious de
velopments in tbe easter:. ana northern
Information irom the Ojinaga district is
to the effect that the revolutionist? in that
section are mobilizing and have scut word
to their western coraradei to hold out until
the former can advance on this city. One
rumor placed the date as January Is. The
report.-* lack confirmation, save for the fact
that the district does support a body of in
surrectos, whose numbers are not known.
Colonel Martin L. Guzman, who was in
command of the troop train which was
shot up at Mai Paso, died of his wound
today. He was one of the best known
soldiers in Mexico.
El Paso, Tex.. Dee. 25. — To have repairs
made for a machine gun, Colonel Jose Per
fecto Lomeli. of the insurgent army, came
to El Paso to-day from Ojinaga. Chi
huahua. He said the insurgents captured
the gun from tho federals laat week.
Xl Paso 13 full of Mexican secret service
men. and one of the men under espionage
is a former European army officer, who led
a rebellion in Central America about fifteen
year* ago.
Say Colorado Official Refused to Give
Account of His Department.
Denver. Dee. •-—James B. Pearce, Sec
retary of State of Colorado, was indicted
by the prand jury here to-day on a charge
Of violating the public examiner law by
v,is refusal '" appear before the State
Auditor and give a detailed etattment of
the affairs of his offlne.
Repudiates Leader's Statement
That He Is Out of Race.
Split in Tammany Delegation
Predicted if His Claims
Are Rejected.
Visions of a big row in Tammany Hall
and among the Democratic members of the
Legislature, with periodic fireworks In the
Senate during the coming session, -were un
folded yesterday when Senator Thomas F\
Grady repudiated the statement of ' :harles
F. Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall, that
Senator Grady had voluntarily taken him
self out of the race for President pro tem
pore of the Senate. The Senator declared
that he was, as he always had been, a can
didate for the honor, and would offer his
services in that capacity to the Democratic
caucus. If they were not accepted he
would consider himseif a free lance. One
thing was certain— he would not resign his
The statement of Senator Grady was is
sued from the office of the Order of Eaeles,
in West 42d street, of which the Senator if
the "Grand Worthy President." But Sen
ator Grady was not to be seen, and his
friends were of the opinion (hat he was not
in town, or at least was keeping out of
The statement was as follows:
"I am certain that Mr. Murphy never
uttered or authorized the statement that I
said that I would not consent to accept any
position in the Senate which would take
up all of ray time, for the all-sufficient
reason that such a statement would be
absolutely untrue.
"The only foundation there could b* for
such a statement would be my oft reoeated
declaration, not only to gentlemen promi
nent In Democratic circles, but as well to
a number of my colleagues, 'that after
having been honored consistently and
unanimously six times by my Democratic
associate? in the Senate with their nomina
tion as the minority candidate for presi
dent pro tern, I could not, and would not
now, when my party associates are in the
majority, consent to accept any other po
sition than the one for which I had had
their unsolicited support since 1899.' That is
my attitude now, and win be to the end.
"I take it as accepted by my friends and
foes alike that if ths Democratic party was
in the minority in the Senate of 1311-12
there would be no great contest as to who
would fee the Democratic floor leader.
Says H» Won't Resign*
"This is the only statement I have to
make beyond the positive assurance that I
have not the slightest Intention to resign
from the Senate during the coming: two
"I shall be a free butee on the floor. If I
am not leader of the Democratic majority.
First. I shall go into the caucus and offer
my services. If I am not wanted aa leader
I shall be my own counsellor."
It was predicted by some last night that
while Senator Grady would not be able to
land the leadership of the majority against
the wishes of Sir. Murphy he might bring
about a split In the Tammany delegation.
It was pointed out that Senator Grady and
the Sulllvans had always been on the mo?t
intimate terms. anU Senator "Bis T!m"
Sullivan and Senator "Christie" Sullivan,
as well as Senator Frawley, might make an
issue on behalf of their old colleague and
Those who look the statement of Senator
Grady most seriously predicted that he
■would be permanently embittered by the
way in which he had been treated by Mr
Murphy, and would iake upon himself the
harassing of the Democratic majority in
the Senate on every occasion.
Others, however, were of the opinion that
the outburst of Senator Grady was only
the natural expression of outraged pride,
and that he would soon set over the first
sting: and line up in the ranks, as he has
done many times before. "Senator Grady
is too good a soldier," said one Tammany
man, "to try to make trouble for the or
ganization that ha? made him and with
which he has always worked."
Although John A. Bensel, State Enprlneer
dect, has less patronage to Rive out per
haps than any ether state officer, he has
been fairly swamped with politicians for
a week. Among his callers yesterday were
John J. Murphy, brother of Charles F.
Murphy; Samuel J. Beardsley, ■of Or.eida,
and Stephen J. Ryan, of Chenanso.
The only patronage that Mr. Bensel has
to give out amounts to two deputy engi
neers, one at Jfi.OOO, attached to the canal
work, and one at C.W), for general work;
a confidential assistant, at $4.0<"): an audi
tor, at $3,000; a stenographer, at SUMO, and
three division enerineers. As Mr. Bensel
interprets the law he will have at his
disposal in the summer the appointment
of a number of laborers.
While the politician? cannot get much
from Mr. Bensel now. they understand
that he Is a valuable man to have as a
friend, on account of the large contracts
that are to be given out In connection
with the baree canal. There is also a
general feeling that the Highways Commis
sion will be abolished, and its work placed
in the hands of the State Engineer.
Mr. Bensel said yesterday he did not in
tend to make any appointments until the
end of his first week at Albany.
Stands Pat on 190 8 Platform —
Won't Even Send Letter.
Lincoln, Neb., Der. ?9.- — William J. Bryan
ba«? Informed Albert J. Ahnoney, of Balti
more, that, he cannot attend the Jackson
Day celebration January 17. Mr. Bryan
says :
"It will be impossible for me to b«
present, and I hesitate to send a letter to
be read at the celebration !est it might
prove a discordant note. If. as I would in
fer from th<» premliminary arrangement.
These who originated it are dissatisfied
with the last Democratic national plat
form. That platform was sarisfa<'t tv to
the party two years ago, and is satisfac
tory to the r:mk and file now. The victory
of last month was, in my jndgment, largely
due to the fact that several planks of the
platform hau already been rindlcatod by
events, and events have, s^nce the election,
vindicated other planks."
Tentatively Announces His Candidacy
for Senator from Tennessee.
Nashville, Term., Dec. 29.— General Luke
Wright, former Secretary of War and Gov
ernor General of the Philippines, is quoted
In dispatches received here in connection
with the Senatorial situation as saying: "It
is not unlikely that I will tet In the game."
This is taken here as an indication that
General Wright will be one of the oppo
nents of Senator Frazler when the Legis
lature m»:ets in January
Governor-elect Hooper announced to-<lny
that he positively would not be a candidate.
This Hail Ilirit came a* a reply to the re
port that an effort would be made to seixl
Hooper to Washington and get him out of
the Governor's chair.
La, Cross**, WK. Dae. 2!».— Bonds of |BUB|
for John F. Dteta, of Cameron Dam, on
the three Indictment* against him no( pre
viously provided for. were signed hare to
day by a half dozen Bangor. Win., business
men. Th« releaae of Diets' from the Hay
ward jail Is expected within a -lay or
Wil! Be Biggest Affair of Kind
in State's History.
Putting Finishing- Strokes on His
Message Has Talks with
Huppuch and Osborn.
fEy Telegraph to The Tribune. 1,
Albany, Dec. 29.— Plan? were completed
to-day for the Inauguration of Governor
Dix. Apparently it will be the biggest thing
of the kind in the history of the state. The
Democrats intend to celebrate their return
to power with a. festivity worth while.
Many hundred more invitations for this
ceremony have been sent out than have
ever been issued before, and from the great
demand for hotel reservations it looks as if
everybody invited would com*.
Only the immediate members of his fam
ily will be present when Mr. Dix takes the
constitutional oath of office at Mi home
here on Saturday night. Secretary of State
Koenig, who will administer the oath, will
present to the Governor-elect a handsome
ly engrossed certificate of election.
For the first time in the history of tne
state the automobile will figure in the in
augural parade. Governor White and Gov
ernor Dix and their secretaries will ride in
bis; touring- cars. • The rest of the notables
wUI be transported in the sedate Albany
carriages, which are shifted in time of
snows to sled runners without the slightest
loss of dignity. The parade will be a big
one. In addition to this feature of the cele
htution. it is planned to have all the state
departments open on Monday, to give the
visiting Democrats a chance to see how
the wheels of the machinery of state go
Govemcr-eiect Dix worked hard to-day
on his message. It i? not completed yet.
though he hop*s to finish it in a few days.
Hp Uad a long talk with State Chairman
Huppurh. U-illiam Church Ofborn, whom
Mr. Dix wants as his legal adrfagr, also
had a ci-nference with the Go\-ernor-elect.
The latest word is that Mr. Osborn has not
>et consented to accept the post, although
tht- indications are that. h*» will do wo. Mr.
Osborn i? interested in many charitable
and philanthropic organizations, and he has
not quite reconciled h'ms'lf to the notion
of giving up that work even for the service
of the state.
Notables are scarce here "yet. John J.
Kennedy, State Treasurer-elect, came down
from Buffalo to-day to look the ground
over. Thomas Cannodjr. Attorney General
elect, was here in conference with Attor
ney General O'Mall«-y. He announced th»
appointment of William A. McQuaid as first
deputy in charge of the New York office.
Mr. McQuaid for several years was a part
ner of Colonel Henry W. Sackett, in New
York City, In I!*> 7he became a partner of
,E. J. Gavegan, justice of the Supreme
Court, who was his classmate at Yale. For
three years Mr. McQuaid ha« been secretary,
of the law committee of the New York
County Democratic Committee.
Not many members of the new Legislat
ure have arrived yet. A few up-state men
have drifted in. Mostly they express satis
| faction at the statement of Boss Murphy
! that Grady is not to become temporary
I President of the Senate. From indications
here, it is all settled that William F. Shee
han is to be Senator. He seems to have a
strong up-state following and a very good
organization which was at work for him
Ions: before his candidacy formally was an
The Governor-elect wirh Mrs. Dix to
night attended a chanty ball given for the
benefit of the Child's Hospital and St.
.Margaret's Home of Albany.
'■ Colonel Harvey Gives Advice to
Democratic Party.
Colonel George Harvey in a long 1 article
In the "North American Review" gives ad-
I vice to the Democratic party and asks if it
I will commit suicide. After reviewing the
j political situation, he says:
Who, then, can prevent the election of a
Democrat as President? The answer is
I swift and certain. Only the Democrats
| themselves. They, too, lack cohesion and
their leaders experience. It is not, perhaps,
1 their fault. How could they have been ex
! pected to develop recognized authority
' among their men while virtually ostracized
[ from public consideration? Doubtless as
i much native talent lives in the heads of
! one of the halves of our citizens as in the
, other, but It has either slept or sought cx
i pression and found stimulation in the pro
i fessions, in pedagogy, in business, in
I finance. A solitary demagogue has held
! the partisan millions in the hollow of his
', hand for nearly two decades and even now
i threatens to palsy the prospects of success.
i Happily, his immeasurable folly in robbing
1 himself of his vaunted "regularity"— his
i only remaining claim to recognition— has
I restricted his influence In communities
where it cannot affect results. but it is
i still active, still baneful and still reckoned
! by the timorous as worthy of conciliatory
! regard.
| Colonel Harvey speaks of Harmon. Gay
nor, IMx, Baldwin, Foss and Wilson a3
I possible candidates for the Presidency, and
The issues! Paramount stands the tar-
I iff— the bane of timid statesmen, the buga
| boo of politicians. The Republican policy
lis fixed and irrevocable. Piecemeal revision
! under the guidance of the new commission
■is the programme promulgated by Taft
and indorsed by Roosevelt. Though viewed
i askance by the insurgents, it will stand a.-:
; the proposal >->? the next Republican con
vention. What, th?n, will be the sifting
from a multitude of Democratic counsels?
What has been? So far only frisht. One
need but mention the subject at a gath
ering of Democrats to change a feast into
a funeral. But it cannot be ignor.d; it
cannot be evaded; it cannot be compro
mised, as in 1334. when the passage of the
ill-fated Wilson bill presaged certain dis
aster. The situation must be met squarely
and courageously by the Sixty-second Con
gress, and the Democratic party must abide
by the result of the action of Its author
ized representatives.
Is th* problem so very difficult, after all?
The Democratic policy is traditional. It
was established eighty years ago and has
varied since only in degree an I In unim
portant phrasing. It never comprehended
free trade. It stands now, as then, for a
tariff primarily for revenue and incident
ally for protection.
Saying "so the tariff can and should be
revised by the «2d Conjures*?." Colonel
Harvey proceeds to quote "the Democratic
creed, enunciated by Jackson, amplified by
Polk and reiterated by Tilden and Cleve
land." This, he rays, "Is the policy, not
merely of the party, but of the whole peo
ple." He closes as follows:
Be It clearly understood: The country
es no love for the Democratic party, its
cviperb services in the initial period of the
republic have been neutralized by its va
gtries of recent year 3. It has ceased to
attract young men, who alone can sustain !
the vitality of an organization. Its chief
purpose lias been ar.d seems to be now
rather to win an to deserve authority.
Antiquated methods, effective only In deal
ing with a somnolent public, are still retted !
upon to hold an awakened people. Old
hands continue to finger purse strings ami !
eld feet to wear shoes of gum.
AH this must change or all Is lost. The !
call .is for a New Democracy, enlightened
progressive, upholding ideal?, unafraid of j
thtf-sunilerhi •' publicity, eager and ready '
at all tijii, •-• to cross swords with the
enemy in the torum of public judgment — •
Democracy striving to profit less from the
mistakes of Its antagonist and more from
its own affirmative deeds wrought in the :
common Interest fir the common weal.
Let th" nT Congress write into the
statutes the one great law demanded by
the people and let the* new Governors in
vigorate the laws that will raise new state- ,
ism high above new rationalism as an ef
fective fore* and the regenerated party ••
►he pa ' will again become the handmairi ■
of the republic To look .backward or to ,
hesitate Is only to invite the Almighty to
transform a revivified corpse Into a pillar
of Halt.
Which, gentlemen, shall it be*
Albany, Dec. .'9.— Governor White his
issued a commission »■" first lieutenant to L
Frederick Clarence Brown, of Company K. I
12th Infantry. New York. The commission I
la to precede «•■ appointment of Lieutena
Drown as an additional aid on th« staff of i
Uu'vernor-ekct Dix. .*.
Heavy Earthquakes, Felt in |
Greece for Five Days. Continue, i
London. Dec. 'JO.— Special di*patch<\* j
from Athens say that earthquakes in 1
the Elis district have bt-^n continuou^j
for five day 3.
The vfllage3 of [.•■•:.'•.• thirty-six
miles from Patra?, and Andravida.
about thirty-three miles from Patras,
have been destroyed. The inhabitants
of these villages, who number about
2^68 and l«8Mk respectively, have fled
to Pyrgos. Their distress has been in
creased by heavy rains.
The shocks continue to-night, an the
full extent of the damage is not known.
The province or nome of Ells is on the
west coast of the Peloponnesus, watered
by the Alpheus and Peneus, and containing
the valley of Olympla. The capital a
Pyrgos. In ancient geography its capital
was Elis, which lay at the foot of a steep
hill five hundred, feet high, surmounted
by a citadel and a temple of Athena The
site of the long decayed town of Ells is
now occupied by a little place called Pa
laoopolis. The capital of Pyrgos has a
population of 12.700 and consists malnly
of one long street, crowded with ware
houses. It is the largest town but two
in the Peloponnesus.
Hungarian Parliament Give Heir
Presumptive a Cordial Greeting 1 .
Budapest, Hungary. Dec. 23.— The opening
session cf the Hungarian Parliament began
here to-day. For the first time in forty
years the Emperor omitted personally to
make the speech from the throne, his physi
cians fearing that the long journey in win
ter from Vienna, might affect the health of
his majesty.
T*" Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir pr»
st mptive. made the speech In behalf of the
Emperor, this being his debut in parlia^
m^nrary affairs.
Although the archdukes relations att
Hungary have be*»n very coo! tor many
years, he had a most cordial reception, even
the Hungarian members being delighted
at his command af their lansruase. The
spe<r.< h contained nothing of especial in
t^rtst. beyond announciner the necessity of
an increase in the Austro- Hungarian fi«et,
to keep pace with the other powers.
4 'Art Events of Importance" **-
American Art Galleries
Madison Square South, >">?w York
1 Including: Monday next (New Year's)
The Private Gallery of
Valuable -
Modern Paintings
Collected by the late
Including Important Examples
of the
"Barbizon Painters"
Contemporaneous French r
and Masters of the
Modern Dutch j
} and German Schools j
;, To be sold at unrestricted Public Sale »
fey order of the • -
'■ i
Philadelphia Trust. Safe Deposit and )
Insurance Company, Philaie'pala.
On Friday Evening Next, Jan. 6th. ' .
AT 8:30 O'CLOCK,
At Mendelssohn Hall <;
■ (Fortieth Street. East of Broadways - — ' "" '
V Illustrated Catalogue De Luxe [lim
ited to 175 Copies] Fifteen Dollars.. j
I '
An exceptional Collection of
Old Chinese Porcelains
Jades. Crystals, Sung" and Ming Pottery,
| A Remark: Palace Screen, "
and over one hundred
j Antique Chinese Rugs
; Dating from the Ming- Dynasty
Collected during the past two years
by expert members of the well-known firm of
Nnr York; Japan; China.
- - ' •; '•■
To be sold at unrestricted Public Sale.
At the American Art Galleries
Madison Square South. %am York
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Afternoons Next, Jan. sth, 6:h and 7th
AT 2:30 O'CLOCK.
Illasrratci Catalogues mailed oa receipt of 60 cents. . s
I i ',
t The Snip* will be „<-,«.,! by •
• « East 13(1 Street, Madison S<j«i»r« So.
F:ghtmg Has Already Started,
Say Mew (Means Dispatches*
Bonilia Advances on Ceiba from
Another Direction — The Hor
net at Puerto Cortez. '
New Orleans. Dee. £•.— Advic-s rec^tv*!
here »v that a revolution ha 3 broken out.
in Honduras, ami that Szhtln^- is gotaa; on.
along the Honduran-Nlcaragunn border,
twenty miles b*low Cap« Gractaa, Nica
The forces are being led. according •»
wireless reports, by General L*» Chili*
rr.a.«. who was to have met sixteen hundred
men. many of them American*, on MM
Nicaraguan border, with forty days' pro
visions. It is known that tha Davila. gem
ernment moved 555.0C9 in attver {rota Puerto
Cortex to Ceiba. and the latter city la be
lieved to be the objective point at the ad
vancing revolutionists. ;
The reports indicate that the greater port
of ihe fighting is about twenty mile* from
'-'apt- Graclas, Nicaragua, -■■.- on tha Hon
duran side. It la understood that the plaa
of attack is for Christmas to fores Ma way
inland, while General Bonilia. attacks Ceiba
from the Puerto Cortea side. leaving thm'
former gunboat Hornet, which is said t»
be heavily armed, at Puerto Cortes * ii;»
that port is held under her sens.
Tegucigalpa. Honduras, Dec 23.— As far
as can be ascertained no word has r*mch«d -
ham of an active revolutionary mov«tn««it*
in any part of Honduras. The st*. nation at r
the capital is to-day the same as It °sju>
been for some time past — absolutely rr»a- :
The Lizard. England. Dec 23l— Th* Brt-
M steamer Bardistan. from Norfolk for
Bremen, passing to-day signalled that sh*
had on board the crew of th» BrttHa
schooner H. J. Logan, which was abas-:
doned on December 13, after she had tmt
her sails and rudder and waa leaking. Th»
Logan was bound from Pert K*wii«3b<.iiT
for New York.

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