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I? ni.irr .4?. fair nn?l
north?.?'?t 44inil?.
of Pem yorU.Jerary ?tAraga ??? ill*
Commercial and French Com?
panies Establish New Schedule
for Dispatches in "Plain
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
? 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 ? ;?
?rill be c]
h < 'al.lt- Company In its an
? -m its
nd ? ;? rmany at half the
il rat.? buainesa
be written in
h <-t in t
,nl all iib
of tins
' forth in it. |1
. it in
' ? ew achedul'
t half rat
Woinen's Dresses of Turkish Towel
ling and Irish Lace
1 e Himple ol
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sater?a) la |- u.:. ?...
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? n."i bordi
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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.
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.
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
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
Thei on nne .,f
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.
,,;;,. .1
'in.hi. ?if I'at? ' ?" Ta >
. opl? ?. i>? .1 X l ni
iiw Hht? v? i i ?
a? u... MtpautnxeuA, I
?Financier Appointed Highway
Superintendent by Borough
President Connolly.
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
< 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.
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 "
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.
John J. Breen Wants $100,000
for Alienation of His Wife's
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
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 ?
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 (
Wife of the former groom
? Hall, who i?
sued for 1100,.I
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 -.
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,
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
? ' 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- ,
"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
Champ .. m ,;iiii u m.-, or Qrape Juitra
n 'i "jew?*} _ lions Co., IH Fulton St. N V
_-- au a
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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?
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.

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