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\? 23.784 To-?l?> nn?l ? armer: I? ni.irr .4?. fair nn?l north?.?'?t 44inil?. NEW-YORK. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2'.i. 19U.-P0URTEEN PAGES* ? PRICE ONE CENT-"" of Pem yorU.Jerary ?tAraga ??? ill* KKHKWHKRK TWO (INT? CABLE ILS CUT HALF IN RAIE WAR Commercial and French Com? panies Establish New Schedule for Dispatches in "Plain Language." TO GO INTO EFFECT MONDAY Western Union, Which Adopted ?Deferred Message" Plan on Dec. 6, Says No Further Adjustment Is Deemed Necessary at Present. win* the cu* in cable rates put lr.tr. effect "ii eaten Y-rr 6 by th? W. ;t.?rn Union, th.? Com? merrini Cable Company and the French Telegrapb-Cablc Compran] yesterday an aooncsd thai beginning January l. Itl2, ~ _?-?.?* ?ritten in plain lanmiHi*' ?-.?fiuM be aocaptod al a reduction ??f 60 ent from the chargea for an ordl ire not to be I ? ? ? any artificial delay in tiensmieel .?very, but will be d only until th? cal i leared ol ranking meal if? ? na ..?.'?.?in?-.; by Qeorge Q. ?Ward, ent and general manager of -he comp ? '?' f,?ii rate m< - Ihe new rnt.? from New York I will he 12 V. cenU a w..rd. Thil ral cutting war was Marte.', by 9} . -*. ? . Un ., when it j>ut into t midnight f Dec? mber 5, two - ? lerti? '? a hieb it dea? lt - and week-end m Die cable letters permitted the ? words, subject t - >' delay, at rate of 7*>_ centa a word avmllable for social and i purpoaea The ireek-end ' thirty ? -.:\i i enti ? word, : -. when ' i bust? . nded. The Commercial Cable i ?iat reduction of 50 i" r cent, to the ann nt ?nude i<y Mr w.ir.i. and tolla on between this coun ? real Britain and ir- I l nul further not "only m? Britain .n be tranamltt? d at the announce ? itber coui I ?i.- explained that the an n mad.? possible through the? ? m "f the ne** ?."stai Minent of I s annout . iment by th. Poatl ? ?ntroi ?'f the telegrapb lia . .nd. he explained, waa m the hands ? ?. .?rnmont, and I tmaater I ? ?enernl'.?* announc? I that the ? ? ry 1, to all cable com . -ing with Great Brit? ? ? ??id up only twenty-four houra at .?'iraii"ii o? that time *. sent, owing to the e of I rat? business keeping the i busy, tl I rat? m? es and ? t furthei ? lay. ? In the lan 'ry i.f uriisin "r of mus? h" an ai ment als'. text be written en? n plain la iroupi of letters, ab or mutilations ? ;? llshed ? ?rill be c] h < 'al.lt- Company In its an ? -m its ptlng - nd ? ;? rmany at half the il rat.? buainesa ? " be written in h <-t in t ,nl all iib led. ? of tins ercla? ' forth in it. |1 ' favorable . it in ' ? ew achedul' ' ?' t half rat : ? lea BATHROOM STYLE COMING IN Woinen's Dresses of Turkish Towel ling and Irish Lace 1 e Himple ol '?' . ... T . ; .I the sater?a) la |- u.:. ?... oi irlthoul ? n."i bordi ? ' ? ' ****?A._\I_ ' l?**" ****** g--***-l Keview of Sports for Dying Year Will be one of the many features in Sunday's Tribune Baseball, football, track and field athletics, boxing, yacht? ing, golf and lawn tennis will be covered. Warrington in Collision with Schooner Off Hatteras. FIFTY-SIX MEN RESCUED Crippled Boat Being Towed to Hampton Roads?Schooner's Fate Unknown. Norfolk. Va.. Dec. 28.? Fifty-six men '? have been transferred from the torpedo boat destroyer Warrington to the reve? nue cutter Onondaga. Wtrelees dispatches received In this city last 'licht from the scout cruiser which was aenl to the rescue of th?- torpedo boat destroyer Warring! reported i-i distress twenty-five miles northeast of Capa Hatteras, say thai the destroyer waa In collision early yeater day morning \?itii a achtioner and waa h.idiv damaged The Bchooner, which x?;.p not Identified, waa load In the dark. ?>. aa 1? an ed of ?Vr ? The Warrlllgton, with nine othf-r ?/ea? sels of the Atlantic torpedo fleet, left Charleston on V ? tot N ???? York, 1 red to Hampton Roads the ri venue cutt? r daga. SiV waa leaking and settling down at the atern. Two of t)l(- IN'. r, and O. W. ; der, ehlef boatswain's mate?were In? jured, the latter seriously, but, accord? ing to the dispatches, were "do! well aa ? ould ! e i ?"p?**cted.M Warrington waa atrucK on th?1 -r-i si-!.- mar the engine room,| xvith fun.? enough to ?mash one of her frames and it i? presumed thai tii.- sail-1 Ing vessel muai hava been Injured. Tha tho full exten! th.- 'I that thr? destl ber . nglne room bulk' | Three .??' twelve of the prew till on the- Warrington. a<???.?rr!ine ... re* alved late laai lllKllt. hut til" ,'ti'iors hnrl h.-.-Ti ?-,Ki"l aboard the ? ?nonuae-fi xvith the two in jured men The Balern ?vas standing by t-- render nsslstance. ? ?n account of the rough sea, thr? veaaela xx? re makin? only five knots, but the weather waa mod?r?t : il it whs hoped thut Hampton Roads would b< n ? ed by morning Another wir? ? i age fr.>m th?* I "Will give approximate ar- i rival at Norfolk Navy Yard after condl- ' il,,n i.- ? is know] ai 8 o'clock to murro-A r far everytl ni. . ly " ?Cea port, i: !.. De? 8 Th? eati son, Burrows and Monaghan arrix-?'.! . from Charleston, B C. Aiter ? -in i".i l , ? ? . ?- . i , ?- ,1 with ' ?? s!-*' was I? .'?King. -. E. M. POST WEDS QUIETLY Banker Marries English Woman in Jersey City. Edwin Main Poet, a banker, an<! Mtea Eleanor K. Mills, of HUlcrest, M England, a etly married in the City Hall. i Ity, on Wedi lij William Burke, Justice of the | .... i---, ame pub II? lust evening, when the record <>f the wedding wai i la. ed on the city rea in replying t" th.- questions ask?--! by rke, Mr. PobI Bald l"' wot born m Cincinnati in 1870 ami was th ? ? Post He g ..n us that of a clerk ami hi; Ion, Long Island. Mr. Post was married to M! Prl? ?? in Tuxedo in !*'.'. She ob tained a divon - i in ! 1 >??7. The two .-"iis was i ?.. i H? la a mem I ? i ol the i *r? hmont, ... l'nu m ' ? -1 other DAYLIGHT JEWEL ROBBERY Woman in Store Choked- -Two Men Caught in Long Chase. 'i ? -- x?.-n dr< men < ntered th<- j- x.|. ? ?-, nt No. lerda; afternoon and . diamond i As Mrs Ader brought for! ? ?? -I Whll. .-i\ ing prie? s on various pie? > of men take a ring Thei on nne .,f began t., --h?.!'.- her, while the t ?? -- .-Mi i s hHpe 1 . i-. |< ... eh - v ? ompanin th? ir i mit. Her ci lop thlel !' attri let] ?t. ni Ion ol mai ind al - ?n? n Ti I? ki and Lyn? h Th? ? ? ? han hall a mile, At 1 i\x?> of the fugitl ? . who n ' l.i.i in ..n excavation th? re, ?.? ? re !-. th? Weal l'.-M i ? station ? ? the police station the prl nera id th y were O? . ? *.'., 304 l l'li Btrei '. and Martin Joy? >?, ol No, ?_'.',.i'.i Eighth av< n i? Both were lo up -.n a chari ? . ny. TO WED GIRL HE RESCUED. ,,;;,. .1 I 'in.hi. ?if I'at? ' ?" Ta > . opl? ?. i>? .1 X l ni Park iiw Hht? v? i i ? .... a? u... MtpautnxeuA, I !G. H. LEAVin IS MADE HEAD OF QUEENS ROADS ?Financier Appointed Highway Superintendent by Borough President Connolly. SAYS HE HAS A FREE HAND Declares He Knows Nothing- of Politics and Will Run Depart? ment on Business Basi_? Asks Taxpayers' Support. ?; Howland Leavitt, chairman of the >?.! roadi committee ->t the Automobile ?'lui' .if America, a member of tie- com i.. .-ut i > appointed by Ma) or or t?. Inspc? t tie- pai ementa "f the city of New York, was laal evening ap? ; pointed Superintendent "?' Highway! in gn.iiis by Borough President Mauri ? E Connolly. Mr. Leavitt's borne i.-* in Flushing. < iw in? tu the high standing of Mr. It! aa a financier, au? ceasful buel man and a public apirlted i thla appointment comea as an awaken? Ing to Queens where the Highway De? partment has long been honeycombed by graft ami incompetency, it was In this department that the famoua "tin horae and ?art brigades" were planted |n or? der to aecure votea for prlmariea and regular ?-lections. Following the removal of President Lawren i Or? wer on chargea of Incom ncy, when president Connelly was elected t" till the vacancy, it was found that the highway funds had been ex hauated, Mr. Leavitt, at a persona] ex pense of aeveral thouaand dollar.-, put st? am rollera to work on certain hich waya badly in need .if repairs, und auperintended the work himself. Owing to in health Bmanuel Brandon realgned af Superintendent of Highways loon after the election "f President Connolly, and since that time Mr. Connolly and his ad visera have been looking about for a man ol ability and high stahding t" take the ?? a .nit i "St. it was finally di 11" offer the poet to Mr. Leavitt. The salar] ,.- $3,000 i ear, about naif ol it." amount Mr. Leavitt spent "'it of his own pocket for recent road Improvemei When Mr. Leavltl was seen al h?? bome last evening he said: "I have the assuram ?? of Pi a illy thai I .?-had be left free t" run this department on a sound business basis-. I know nothing about politics, t I do know b .sin. i i am satisfied system can be laid out and main? tained whereby every Individual em? ploy?! "n the highway! can be held re? sponsible for his own particular werk. "1 ' m frankly sa* thai i am takii r-ofitioi, ...t a gran person. I anrranta nn order to make my undertaking ? au? - , mi of the tax? ? d residents of the communil Before taking this step I consulted ? who asked me If i knew what i was undertaking, i know well what I am under! - In order t" achieve success l must have the support "f my friends. "it is -.vil h -i am a property holder in this borough, and I have always had Its Interests Si heart. I have found fault with the higl which have been allowed to deteriorate until they are in a deplorable condition. With a liberal allowance of m.?? and with vigilant and prudi i ; management I believe the roads of Queens can be put In good condition." Mr. Leavltl la chairman of the high a . ommlttee of the Que? i ? rough ? 'hamtx i ??? ? '"nu:,, rce. He ha tlful '' untry home, Shore Aerea, at Bay where he maintains at his own ?x i mod? i road, it.- is pr ?minent In railroad circlei In Wall Street, and sev? eral la number of t- rma aa i resident of the old Queei Agricultural Society. After the consol? idation lie a o made pi ? aident of the Board "t Edu atlon of Queens, and on one occasion advanced $25,1100 to pay hool t' achera theii which were delayed by a technicality In the n? W (barter. SWEETEST WHEN ANGRY ? Harvard Professor Explains That i Man's Rage Produces Supar. ! ?? win ;? a man la ... any other tlm? to ] ?r. W. B. ?'an.' H i ? i? i? "i a paper at to-daj the conv? ? ? Am? i lean Phi Biological Bo onditfon, th? doctor ? . .I ; ?! . ,] fur simar on the part of thi muscl? i oncur i. m .' |th an outbui I rei He said I,, li.-'il experimented with animals, bul ? ? | . .... ? ,. ii.j follow in a kind ol ? motion, be ".. ni i prod ii ? a lai ge amount of ? ui*.ii in the i>l.i "How mu? h more augai, th? : cal ' ontaln than when u |_ |n a not mal i ondltlon?" ?? isked I ir. < lannon, but he did not replj. The ol . n liltht? nment, thai "when a nl throws up Its tall and its hair .? tanda on ? nd ll Is That Is the tlmi to look r i " WOMAN BLOWN ACROSS STREET V" I Inmate o? Charity Homo Escapes with Blight Injurie:. ? i ,.il woman I i da) m") rkln.nl ih si it,>n, found ... , ; , he had forgott< i n,,. . .. d II " Mi Molly - , ,ia n mal on ?'? th? latte . . a, i Ward mumbli onv l ? i. mi- ii. , |, th. old found i ? 1.1 I'li'.iu ? ? . ? for thi ,l,i, t. ,i i,? the Little Hist ?..??.'? . II hi i "i i . ,? ? i n. th.- i *tn n, i, ? i the H"i '!. ' W h- a ha ,. truck hi ..'.. lak?ti iu ! ?..,? Hum? t . i . t mucb huit. : CROKER A DEFENDANT IN SOU OF MS SON-IN-LAW John J. Breen Wants $100,000 for Alienation of His Wife's Affections. TWO SONS NAMED WITH HIM Groom in Riding Academy Here Married Boss's Daughter Ethel in Hoboken Se? cretly Last Yoar. ,'Khinl Croker, f..rm.-r b?*4Sfl of Tim tnanx- H;il!. and his sins. Hi? hard ('r.ik-'r. jr.. and Howard <*r<.k?r. are the de? fendants in an action f??r $100,000 dam? agaa brought by .i?.hn J. iir?-?n, xx-ho his roll ?.n the allegation that the three defendanta have alienated from him ti ?? aff?*ctlona of his xtif?-. who araa Miss Ethel Croker, daughter of the Squire of Wantage. Breen aras ?-? ?- retly married t.. Miss Croker <>n April 28, 1010, in Hoboken, The marriage greatly dla? pleased the Croker family. Ha uaad to be employed in Durland'a Riding A ad? -'my h?-r?-. and is now in charge of a Stable in ''n'ario. ?'u?ada Croker kn.-xx t>efore he left this dty for Palm Baa? h tor his annual xx-int.-r stay there thai Breen contemplated the suit, and arranged xvith Nlcoll Anable, Lindas y ?s?- Puller, ills attorneya, to a? - cept Mi-. aervlce of the Bummons and complaint. Breen was a groom at the Durland Hiding Academy when he met Miss Ethel i'r.-k.-r. who is the youngest daughter of th.> former Tammany chief? tain. When th?> marriage took place her mother was In Paris and her fathei a is In Wantage, Ireland, which haa I.n hia since he quit New v?.rk. The young couple crossed the North River t.. Hoboken and there were nriarrled by Samuel Engler, a Justice of tl r Denials After Runaway Match. Bomeho?* the newi of the runaway : '. leaked out, but all i- raoi nected xviiii it made ?igoroua denial that Miss Croker had married Breen, even Juetlce Engler Lnalatlng that i- waa all a lc<. However, when there a i i furth? : us? t-, deny it Breen de ? M < !rok< r had become his a if?. ai -t ha Ing l< anted ? I rong oppo? sition "f the Croker family anno that he would fight to k?.-?' his arife. add? -i thai hia fathei -ln-law had knov n about th? tttachmeni beta h?.? daughter and himself and h?-d not been averse t-- the union, but thai other overcame the acquleacen? ? Croker. There ia m-xx' i ?jsidlng a still agatnsl r.r? an for the annulment <>f the man i Mi'-, ?in.' ire rats tHKtntritff ht?, mini in oppoae it. Breen saya In hia complaint, which was filed yeeterday in the County Clerk's office, tliat he and ins xxif.- lived together "pea. eably, happily and harmonio until Mrs. Hr.-.-n's father and two broth? ers came betwwn th.-m and Induced h.-r i" I? ave her husband. He adds that "the defendanta aticeeeded In d?*atroying and alienating from him the affections of his xxifr-." The complaint saya further: "The defendanta, wrongfully - ontriving to InJura him ami deprive him of the love and affectlona of hia wife, in? tin? n ed and Induced ht r, hia taifa, to a! indon him." Was Employed in Riding Academy. When Breen married Miss Croker he ? barga ol the h?.r.?. a of Milton BchwartB and A. C. Bchwarta, which wen Btabled ?it Durland'a. The Croker and S. hwarts families were frienda, and Miss Croker used to rid.- in th-' park with .i daughter of the Bchwarts family ? t way she came to see the young Irish horaeman often. Breen waa also ? ? in of Durland'a ix.!" team which won the champlonehip <>f the Indoor Polo Ass'-i i.it ion. \ few days before Hi?' secret marriage took place Miss Croker was told by u member ol the family that sh?.- would h ?? t.. sail the following week for u ii.i ?-. Then it was that the young - ouple decided ?-n an Immediate ceremony, and Miss Croker, or, aa ahe waa then, Mr.-. i ii - :,. sailed on the Adi i..ti--, o^ h .-l been arrang d, but i.otii announ<cem nt and denials ol hei marriage wen made ? ah? ?\i!it. Breen ael up a riding .<- ad? n il | Spring I.nk.-, N. J., and in telling about ublea li ? apoke about a rival, \\ ho, ild, had tried t<> prevent iiim from n n Ina Mlai Croker. Bre? n \N nt t.. live at the home of her brother Howard, -it No. ."- Eael 74th street, after her return from Europe nt for the annulment -?* the mar was brotighl Just a year after the -. r< in'-ii\ \x.11 performed Then - ame a ? ? h i. .in i >g?>nsburg, S. v . a hi re l then waa In chai ge of ? n??. m ,i t.. .!. l?. .?;ratton, a memlier -,i the Canadian Parliament, that Mra had brought an a? tion for ? 11\ or? - from him, bul there la no i.rd of this : .m in this . ounl ? GIVES BALL UNDERGROUND Duke of Portland Entertains Household on Birthday. rm na? ! London, 1 '-?' *-'?? To - ommi morate hia foui th lu Hi.i.i ??. the Duke "f Por! l ,i,, 1 i.. ? .h- i?, hu?.i i-.i?I m the famous underground roosns at Well.k Abbey laa| ?n^iit Mor.- than five bun ,.,. ,i in? nation.?? were ieaui d, and th ? picture In the bi llllantl ? III ited roorna i., |o*a the aurl. ??! the ground a tarn maiim?' in the ? atn me i ?,,. i. n ?- ..s opened i-x- the Irulse and the houaekeepar ami the Ducbeaa and] bouse steward Other members ol the linns.- party daw ed xvith the head ol the departm? nta of the Duke'a eatabllah I ,,,.,,, ?The dan? ing look plat? a In the ? ' i At mldnlghl a iupi ? i a*aa aeri ed In n,. adjoining room and ths toaal to the imjk,. .m.i h a family was - nth lalaati ? .ill? hoi.?-" 'I i" at ' ordanca aitii th. . ? ibll bed . uatom, the I >uka lia ? ,,,i,iiam.d the old peopla m Iba vlllaga ..n nta ajUta at dlnntjf ( CROKERS SUED FOR VLIENATION OF Mils. ETHEL CROKER BREBN. Wife of the former groom AFFECTIONS. i_ RICHARD CROKEH ? Hall, who i? sued for 1100,.I ASK $20 EACH TO DESERT Chinese Imperialists, 30,000 in Ail, Offer to Change Sides. London, Dec. f9 -A dispatch to "The Hon Post" from Shanghai thai the p ?"1'it'iina - have been In ,| by <;?!'' ral Li Yuen-hei - evolutionary commander if Wu-Chang, thai thirty thousand Imperialist troops at Hankow hat to Join th. lutlon They ask 120 a pie? a for c a -- iui** th' ir nllegianc -. HOSPITAL BURNED: 20 SAVED Nurses Rescue Patients from Dr. Wiley's Sanatorium. [B] ' Tniiuii.'. i Oreenwich, Conn., D?ec. 28, Rare cour? age waa displayed to-night when fire de? stroyed the sanatorium of Dr. w. h. Wiley, on Palmer Bill, for not one of the s. ..i" "f patients was ?Injured, although th.- high wind caused the frame struct? ure to burn rapid Dr. W. ,i. Wellington, the bouse physi? cian, and Mrs. Wli.-v and the nurses risked their lives time and again in carrying out the men and women patienta many of whom were unable to move One bedridden woman la said, to i, ive managed t" make bar escape wlth oul assistance. The lire was started by a spark from an "i"'ii fireplace In the main hall, and the (lames sonn spread to the stairway. All of the patients had retired and the busy in other parta of the house With '? I irm there was a general rush of nui I el the patienti out. Bj doing this every im? plo* a s.i' i Iflced all ol his or h? r per? sonal property. Mrs. Wiley, in rescuing her baby, Inhaled smoke, but continued h< r work ? t Hiding and directing the i Dr. Will t Saranac Tl patienta a ere taken n.-xt door to the home of Rot ; \ Turn? r. The h"'...: _f) ron I. Boi g, near by, ' BUgh : : Mi the sparks, but Was I:. ii .' I ia\ emeyei 'a home Iso m dang? r for a time The san? atorium was a complete loss, even the furnil i ?? hi h had bx en i arrled to the lawn, being burned. The loas a*ai about >7.', 100, POUI" MME. MAETERLINCK Belgian Star Explains Meaning of Dia ?tond on Forehead. ir. , Tribun? l Boston, i ? ' - ? i"i"?.i In ?? leopard skm . oal which hid at.I .'ill "t :?? ??i i her sparkling blue eyes and ti"- much '? ? ill. 'I blue .ho,, ii.i dai I iloa - i. Mm.- Ma? ? ' Um k ton tl '.?n l foi aftei ' "!? tilted the le? pai 'I skin , . . ,? t* diamond. Burn i Madam? ? ' l|| '. ? , : |..H ii.. diamond dl ippear**d md I ? ?urprise of I.lo i I lui II had " i'ii hi ? hah I .? irall! about the llu- , mond "Oh," iid madame, Amei b an it i ? ? iii at, i- n : ? ? >nd i in .. ' .um?.i ?/ou und? i ' md ' n ? i noi m idan ? i |... r H , m. .mi dam .-.i II i It la ?h. diamond ol the Wu iWrd ii : | i ..i ol mblem lune." DEWEY'S WINES FOR NEW YEAR'S. Champ .. m ,;iiii u m.-, or Qrape Juitra n 'i "jew?*} _ lions Co., IH Fulton St. N V _-- au a AUTO VICTIM DELIGHTEI Woman Pleased at Being Ri Down by Jack Johnson. Chicago, i?1""" IS.?Jack Johnson, r>ri; fighter, had another automobile accidt here to-day. It happened in the pu ence of four policemen, but the n-?ht* chauffeur was not arrested instead, 1 victim was taken homo by the chamni? ru d she told the police the experier was worth the discomfiture of the ac dent. Johnson was towing one automob with another, and, as he started up at street ?mossing, Mrs Joseph Wickel cui in between the madrinas. The re threw lier to the pavement, and she m bruised and ..ut. Johnson saw the ac '".?ni. stopped and t""k her home In 1 line. ORLANDO HARRIMAN ILL Brother of E. H. Harriman Critical Condition. ''liar.,'.,i Haniman, the only brother ? he int.. E, h Rarrlman, is seriously at Dr. John M Walker's sanatorium. > street Ir ?ras Mid the morning that his condition w ?ray He has been there for thr - and has been unconscious for ma !. ura Mr Harriman la a real estate opsrah He lives at the Hotel Majestic. Pbrsoi time he has been suffering from diabet. Three days ago it \>.as decided to remo him to the sanatorium, and an Operatl '?as performed. He did not rally so ?an as was i apected (LEAVES CHILD IN RECTOR j Young" Woman Runs Away Aftt Having- Baby Baptized. A stylishly dressed wmnn, nboi twenty-five years old. called at the re' t, ry of th.- Church of fiar Lady of VI' ti ry, at Throop avenue and MrDonoug street, yesterday afternoon, carrying v. ?! dressed Child about one month oh Sh.- asked that the baby he baptized an lave it the name of Olbeon McLaughlli ng that was the name of tho fathei As the woman had ti" one to act a s-ons'.r for ti," Child, Mary TierneN Father MoUoy's housekeeper, consente, t.. stan-d as godmother. Tin? addres given by the woman, who said she wa j th.? mother ol the child was No. 1??' Brooklyn avenue After th?; baptisn th.? woman left with the child. About two hoars later the bell of tin rectory rang, and on Miss Tlerney open Ing thi? door she was surprised to se? th.. sama woman standing there with th? child in her arms. The woman thrust tie? infant into the arma "f the house? keeper ami, turning, t'..<i rapid!) dowi the steps Before Miss Tlerney couM call assistance she had disappeared. Tii,- police of th.? Gates aven ??? station took charge of th.' child turning it ovei to the city nurse. Tii'- infant was expensively dressed in whits clothea and wore a white silk hat and a corduroy coat ?-a DIES CAUGHT IN FEMCE Barbed Wire Holds Aged Man Until He Succumbs to Cold. Potts*. Ilia Pens. i '-??. 28 Held a prisoner bj a barbed wire fence through whlcfl he had attempted to creep i n the mountain about three milec from his home, the bod) of Louis Btoffregen, a wealth) octogenarian, "f i'"tt:.\ ii;.-. was found to-day b) two stat. policemen. Hundreds "f persona had aearched the surrounding country for him day and nlghi since Tuesda) afternoon Death was due t.> exposure, th.- min apparently having been weakened by ng effort to release himself from tii.- barb whl? h held his clothing, stoff wasa former count) treasurer and a former postmaster of tin-; ? it). a JUDGE WOULD BAR DIVORCE Mi?hifti4ii Jurist Favors Law Prohibit? ing Dissolution of Marriage Tie. vim Arbor, I ? - \ ; -h the ?l. i/orc? lawi "f Michigan," Is the advlea of F V Kinn.', ?lio lias sat "il the i n, nit i., n. h oi nty for the inst quai i.i o? a ? ? mu? \ i idg? Klnae ra? 'ih. prlvilea? "f divorce has been ao mis. .i,.! i iiav.- m Un? >?'! su. n Flagrant iiiMi'i-ai'i foi truth, morallt) ana d?K?ency . a,', opinion i:., i-- i - lu-' "ti" ?**a) ,., ,,,!?.,? in., probli u i-i the next Legis? latura enact a Ian that n< ? ' '?.??a for ,,,,\ cause whatsoever shall a dlvor<*e be i from tii.' i"inda of mairlmony in ih? Rtate of Mieiiir-aii in certain caeea I,., there I ? . di i rae ol a? paratton, but ?a,, du?aolutien of the marrla_e contract. dr. s?n elected Takes Charge of Negotiations with Premier Yuan That May Lead to the Throne's Abdication. CHAOS IS FEARED AS RESULT Republicans Already Show Dis? sension ? Manchu Princes Refuse to Advance Money, but Yuan May Get Loan from Powers. Nanking. Dec. 29.?Dr. Sun Yatser? ? has bier? unanimous'y ?xlerted President I of the Republic of China. Dr. Sun Yet-sen has made preoara j tions to n-ganize his Cabinet. It is be i Iicve-! that the first ministry will be strong and may include some of Yuan Shih-kai's delegates who accompanied ? Tang Shao-yi, the Premier's rep-esenta [ tr/?;, to the peace conference. [!??.- i?al I? ?o TIM Trlr.un* 1 rvk-t-e. Dec tl It is difficult to ex aggerate the filing th;?t China is n?*w ft. ing a i haotlc and critical condition inv Kinsr not ?mix- it.? domestic nil?? but [ta very futur.- extatence a repubtla ?..?cms an imminent possibility, as the edl? I to-day aistrounta to rira.??tira! ahdi i iti-.n and he? au???* of th?* extr'-m* llke lih.-.'d that the national erven?!.??-, will rjfi a republic on a-cotir.t of Its membera fearing to advocate ar.y g..vern m--nr ntherwia.'. There i?? eeeey roaaon for the.belief extant that the country is incapable of maintaining a republic, and even noxv in the BOUth th?? republlcanists show ex? it, tnt dlaastnalon and factionalism, thus lndl?7*aU?**sf tenrurately the possibilities .if - ? suing - haoa and loading surely, soor.er or later, to f?*?*rxafe*a tr.tervention and r?s llbly the partition of thr- empire. Yuan Shih-kai to-day ottered t.. re? sign, hut his proposition xvas refused. The complete lack of funds mak*.i con? tinued lighting Impossible, so the gov ? rr.nv nt, therefore, xxill be fon ed to aucCstmb to the rebel demand?. Many persons here consider the auc cess of a republtc grotesquely impossible, and tho lactionalism within the rebel ranks already indicates this. Shanghai. Deo. 2!).?Pun Yar-sens election as President of the republic by thr- Nanking ?-.i.!>???? n-?? to-da* meaua thai the peace .???nf'-ren? a b?Hw?*?Mi Wu Tin??' fang and Tang Shao-yl la ? losiad. TV..? Presid-rit xxil! assume chars,.* .if all neg nations. Th.- contlntiance <-f these n.-c.it: in .ir? xvith Y'iai. Shlh-kal as the : tlve of the retiring Manchu royalty will depend entlroly on th?-. Immediate xvtth drawal Of all the so-called lm troopa fr> m all points of contact with the rerolutlonartes ruder th?-??.- condl tions the :? rmistlce will be extended for | ten ?lay.?., t-> gl\-e President Sun tinta Id issue the terms under which the M auch us I must lay down their arms and to decide Oil pensions and other preliminary de? tail?? T!i." I'r.'sid.-nt. ?.r head of the military government now aatablla**a?ed, \xith the capital at Nanking, xxill treat the ?-'oust as a thin? "f the past, because eighteen provinces have already vote?! In favor of a r?-imlilii in a Dtroperl) ?-onstltuted convention, and the edict re. ently issued at fvklni? says that If a representativa convention favora a republic the throne will abdicate. P? king, Dec. 2S ?The assembly In tho palace to-day to dis? uss affairs connect? ed xvith a settlement of the revolution. I waa productive of at least one dramatic Incident. The Empress Dowager, the P'-mi?'!-, Y u.in Shih-kai, and the rrlnerBf, of the Imperial dan xvere present, and the debit, wixed so warm that finally Yuan Shih-kai arose and offered his res? ignation. This, however, was refused. Premier Yuan ? ??plained to the princes that ha could continu?' the government and retain the country north of the Yangtse inly by having funds placed at his disposal. !!?? ask.'d the princes t?> empower him to obtain money. He ex plalned that Jio.oon.noo woU!d meet the paymesrta for the soldiers for five montha, attar which the south would b.-m.' disunited and province after provlrtCS would return to th.ir allegiance to the thr- n? Hut the princes xvere unmoved. They [pleaded la? k of money, although most of them are x > ry wealthy. None has giv-n an) substantial amount to gJd the gov? ernment, \tPh the exception of Prime ? hing, xxlr. lias hand?"! "V> r l**rOre than 1100,. i h- Dowager ITmpreaa wept, ai'd Tuan shih-k.u ahowad sit-n* .,? treat Th.-i. he -aid ih.it h.? <<?tild not dmoeei her and th.- child Knr?eroi\ nul ?iKr? ?-i to ?ontlnue. Will Try to Get $10.000,000. ii la said to-night that Yuan mi'-mis to make anottMr att.-mpt to obtal i loan is Sl...?a?MHi?i f,,,m tf?t ? FlMi|. N t. tion" group <.f whi.li thr.f |h?j OUB). trtea Btgnlita* th.ii w||||rta^*?asjg i,, fur? nist ? loan thr..- weeka .mo, England d?K?lnlng to participate. The Premier raura thai ha xnui ri.?t use the m?>n.-y for n campaign >>f Bgs*t-eaja*s?M, imt will leava lie- republl? m pr.-vln.'.'.s t., consummate their own il.'stni'tion, only defending tfca north i-ank of the Yangt?..- wlMa at? t.u'k...! II. asserts Usai thi? rebels have small ri-s.?ui-'?M and that th.-ir troops are alr.ady eng.ii?.-d in plundering Yuan Shih-kals .,,,,, .?ranee has ?hange?! mv.nl'. sin?'., his arrival In Pe? king. II.- has aged materially mid sb.iwt the efferts .f the . onttriueii strain. He aaya thai be ?i??.-s wot umiersund th* republican f.nm of fo? eminent and would not associate himself with It. The \brom agreed to premier Yuan ?Wiiiiiiii.-.t on tlflli oe+i.