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guarantor of tlic vigilance of the people f
and of tho safety of the Slate I agree
with thn l'rsldent iil-n iif In the eoiupo
sltlou of j i.i rt- i'iiiim-iiIIiiii".
fJU T. 'I n H mil-1, Item., I ml.
T Iff no reason why tin- lit sHieid's
rriommeiiil.illnn fur illicit nomination 'if
I'lesMcnls could not lie successfully car
ried out. It will make It inurli easier fo" I
tlm various States to Minus tlii'lr n-iil
pli'fl'I'Ctue anil will liu II l.ugo saving of
niotify to tin' delegates who li.no Iicnto-.
fill.' attciul'd n,itloii.il lonvcntlotis. Itj
will cllnilmitu tlm so-called IiosImii, of
which so much has hi I'M pilntt'il ami of
Willi h tlm w liter ha often lnin mm
Honed us u p. H t.
J, II. Mnnfnrd, llrni., Cnl.
I inn In liiiuty ni'innl with licslilcnt
Wilson's lecommendatlnn for tin1 enact
ment of h tnlnmry law providing Tor tint
iioinhiiiUoii of lie-Mint Mini Vlce-I'iesl-dent
by ii (Unit vote "if tlm pinple. In.,
cause It Is more responsive to tlm will of
tho people. It will pri'Vint "Ins lolling"
In convention iiml eliminate, lonvt ntloii
tsjSbl'S. J
Wllllnui A. While. I'riiK.t Knit.
I favor the Idea of lnsidentlnl pri
maries iih reeoniniemli il by I'rcslilcnt WIN
noii with this iiihlltlon. I should piovlile
for the popular ilinft of the pl.itforni iih
Well hh the noinlliatloll of candidate. The
pliitrnrin might be written by the people
HH follows
Allow each county organization to meet
mid sulnult planks to ii State convention . '
allow the State convention to iliaft a plat
form to bo submitted to the national con
vention, using at Its illsetetion for the .
purpose planks Hiibinltttit by at leant one-
thllil of the cnorKaulzatlon. Let the na
tloiiitt platform bo written by the iintlon.il
convention, limiting II alMi to the 110 to
1 1.1 discretion such plank.i only as luc
been adopted by olie-thllil of the Stall.-".
Thin woulil prevent sptluglng new or
merely local Issues In 11 campaign that
hail not tieen generally discussed by the
people. The nomination of I'tcslilents by
pilmarlcs Is legalized now In mi many
States that tt I.i practically assured, ami
Its national control ami iiulhoi Iz.itlon will
Kreatly perfect the m.ichlneiy now In gen
eral use. Hut the popular Initiation of
the platform as above Indicated l trie
next step In tlm evolution of party gov
ernment, aii't It Is coming.
Mrdlll McCorluloL, Print., III.
1 favor the President's ptnposal not be
cause I belkxe the pilmary bilngs with
Il political perfictlon but because ex
perience, within the seveial States has
proven that nominations by ptliu.iiy are
more representative of popular opinion,
than nomination by conventions. Just in'
the conventions In their day were mine
nsponslve to popular opinion than the
nominating caucuses which preceded them.
Itecetitly ilclcK.itm tilling In a national
louventlon stole a nomination and robbed
t ie majorlt) of a party of Its platform .is
v ell as of Its candidates, with politically ,
i ts.istrous consequences. A gang of poll
i.ehins In convention defiaudeil seveial
alllfon people of their rlKhts. They could
not beat a national Pn sldentlal prlmar. 1
tirorue Y, Perkins, I'roK.i -. . j
If l'lesldcntl.il primaries had la en in
force last ear could theie bo any doubt
as to who woulil be 1'resldent of the
I'lilted States at this uiomentV In every
Nritheril State where the ltipublleims
had such a primary for their own party
th man was Indorsed who was be.t
i.uulll id to be the candidate of that
lartv, Hut the ptllpose of the party was
iifnited by those who loutrolled th" j
ur.icubi' convention, i no iisuu wan me
lei tion of a minority citmlla'atc as a
DttiMtrallc President.
Mi Wllum's stiggtstlons do not sei'm
ver.v detlnltr. 1 think his purpose was to
throw out the Idea and see what would
conn of It. The idea Is wood.
Ililnln l To I lie, Prim., II. I.
It would enable the voters of every
party to select thilr own candidate. It
woulil deal a death blow to the party
boss and th" manipulator of delegates
and convention. It would do nway with
the. pit-sent lneiualltv nf lepre.sentatlon
trom the various States and would be il
(treat stride toward tho ruin of tho
(.'buries II. Thompson, I'rtiH.t Vt.
1 have always been In favor of
prlm.irlis for the diiect nomination of
President With many other Progrcs
elves I icsretted Its omission from our
national platform last c.ir. I rea'lze
that It would, if ndupt.-d. as Prisldent
Wilson suggests, piobably prove to b
n Ki'int handioaii on c.iiid. dates who wile
not vvldelv and well advertised, and an
absolute handleati t the candidate who
was not vvell equipped llnanehilly. These
objections, however, may be possibly
applied to all ol our present dlieet
primary laws
Henry W. foe. Proa., OreKOii.
I heartily Indorse 1'iesldenl Wilsons
plan for Presidential noimnattoiis because
it would foi ever abolish national events
such hh were shown In the last national
Hepuhllcdn convention In ChlcaKo, state
primaries and our laws have abolished
Stato conventions In Oregon with Kood
rnr- M. Wallnce, I'rtm.t Mich.
I am most heartily In favor of a nation
wide preferential primary tor tho selec
tion of candidates for the Presidency and
Vice-Presidency as advocated by Col.
Theodoro Itooscvelt and as declined for
in tho platform of the National Piofries
hive party adopted at Chicago.
Jlalhert I. Onrdner, I'rou., Mulne.
I heartily favor the direct nomination
if Presidents. II Is K""d proBiisslve
doctrine adopted by tlm tlrst ProKrcsslve
national convention.
II. I,, Antlernon, I'rnu., Tin.
Congratulate the Piesldent on becominK
a I'ronresslve.
ChPHler II. Hov'lli I'rtm., Col,
Wilson's plan will absolutely revolution
ize not only the form but the substance of
the party system In the rutted States and
will make logically Inevitable the abo
lition of the electoral coIIcrc. Since I
favor thle revolution I weliomo the plan.
Alfred T. lloucr, llt'li.. Win.
President Wilbon's talld on direct
nomination!. Is very KiatlfyhiK to Wis
ronsln Republicans 1 favor direct nomi
nations for President because direct nomi
nations for State officials are a demon
strated success in Wlsiiinsln. .
Henry It. Wluaun, Hep., Pn.
Tho direct vote syktem of maldnK nomi
nations not only fair and best accords
with our notions of popular Kovernnieut,
but It Insures nominations which reflect
tho prevailing sentiment. Tho President's
suggestion with 'referenco to party plat
forms is excellent. I would, however, re
quire tho election by direct vote, at the
Presidential primary of nil national com
The Republican National Committee at
Its forthcomliiB nxetltiK In Washington
would in my Judgnn nt do well by Indors
ing ths President's ptoposal,
J. W. MrCalluvh, Hep., K.
I favor elfction of Presidents by direct
ote of the. people, also a six ear term
Instead of four years, und Ineligibility for
more than ou term,
K, B. Lncli, firm,, Minn,
Theoretically tho Idea of direct pri
airlM Isj correct and democratic. In
this 8Ut we havo such a law on all
BUU offices but It has not worked out
as wall in practice hh It was hoped it
would. There havo been a multiplicity of
candidates for the offices and In the ma
jority party here tlm nomination Iiuh al
ways been decided by a minority of votes.
If such n law should bo passed it
should cull for (wo pi lin.irles, tin choice
10 bo- llnalls decided H ue e.jinl pi
mary, between the two men getting1 the
highest number of votes at tlie itrst pri
tuarv. tint tills would ho cumbersomn
and keep the people stirred up over poll
His fur a long time.
Tlm proposition Is also expensive to the j
candidate and deters many worthy ' men (
fioin IIIIiir for office. If tho lnwyi could i
be so framed that these complications I
could bo obviated, the plan probably
would be conducive to good government
ami to the elimination of machine ruin
In politics.
rhnrlrs tlneselirnatrln, Ueni., Ill,
Conventions aio swayed by hys
teria, ilwiuence, unexpected situations
and sometimes by Inllutnces that
should never bn countenanced, hence their
tesiiltatit action docs not always represent
the seilous and sober Judgment of tlm
delegates. Vou cannot stampede thou
sands and millions of people In a votlnif
primary. Their Judgment thus expressed
Is dependable. President Wilson cor
nctly diagnosis the public sentiment.
Wllllnm llHrnes, Jr., Hep., N, Y.
The Congress has no power to enact
or enforce a Presidential preferential
primary until by constitutional amend
ment tlm power to regulate elections, now
possessed by the StatcH, shall be with
drawn. This would necessarily result In
the abolition of the electoral college and
the election of President and Vlce-Prtsl-dud
by a plebiscite throughout the whole
The President Is right In stating Unit If
theie is a Presidential preferential prl
m.uy there Is no need for the convention.
A national convention Is now a voluutaiy
gathering. Attempts to make It appear
otherwise caued tlie confusion emanating
from the Ittuiuhllc.in convention at Chi
lago In 1912.
if theie Is a nation wide pieferentlal pri
m.wy, theru might as well be none at all.
Let the i.iiidldutcs contend against each
other election day as Clay, Jackson,
Crawford and John Qulncy Adams did In
1MII. Thus political parties would en
tirely disappear and only Individuals re
main. Why contend against one another
moio than once In the same ear7 Uur
Constitution does not take cognUalice of
political parties, and their temporary de
struction might work for the public good
In enlightening the public mind to the
piactlcal necessity for them.
Henry S. Jackson, Hep,, fia,
I am not In favor of Presdlent Wilson's
recommendation for direct nomination of
President. If the President will not pralso
the bridge that carried hint over I be
lieve the country will at least remember
that the present method of nominating
Presidents gave us Washington, Jackson,
Monroe, Lincoln, Cleveland, Harrison, Me
Klnley, Honsevelt and Taft. The present
method, like the old tlnm religion, was
good enough for us.
Direct nomination by primary would
Impose not only practically two elections
being held, with double expense to each
State, but result in utter chaos and con
fusion through the multiplicity of freo
lance candidates from many States, un
less indeed each political parly in some
way through their organizations placed
candidates before the people In the pit
mary, to do which would require holding
conventions about the same as hetetofore.
We cannot have good, safe and honest
administration of government without op
posing political parties and platforms.
e cannot have political parties and plat-
fiirm., tilth. ait lurlu . ii-l- t nl 1 1 f I.mi utiH
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the voice of th unorganized and Irre
sponsible are to nominate th candidate
to rt present the party.
Second ThuiiKht Said In llnvc Weak
teiietl Drniiicrallf Airunl.
Washington, Dec Dt mocratlc lead
ers now appear as the principal objectors
to president Wilson's recommendation of
direct Pit siib ntial primaries.
Vesterdaj, when Mr Wilson rend this
chapter of his message, Democrat nearly
lalsed the roof ill their enthusiastic dem
nnstiatlou of uppioval. Hut this Is the
"morning after" and the spectre of State
rights has now obtruded itself. Demo
crats, notably those fiom the South, fear
that the primary would be followed by
a law pi ovtdlng for the direct election
of Pnsldtnts. They apprehend that the
way would thus be opened for Interference
with laws In Southern States that dis
Iranchlse the uegio, the political destruc
tion of the "Solid South" and a reduction
of the Smith's liilluence in Congress.
To-day there appealed to lie mure hesi
tation among Democrats than P.cpublleun
'n taking a stand on the Wilson pro
posal. As a Mile the Itepubllcatis seemed
disposed to give the plan u trial, but the
Democrats believe that Mr Wilson Is
treading on dangerous ground. Criticism
is made that theie Is no constitutional
wsriant for such a law. The statement
was marie, however, that the President
had taken Into consideration all the ob
jection that might be urged.
A bill providing a Presidential prefer
ence primary law that probably will be
given the Indorsement of the Adminis
tration has been prcpaied by Itepresenta
tlve llueker of Missouri, chairman of the
llou-e Committee on Illectlon of 1'resl
dent. Vice. President and Members of Con
gress He will call a meeting of the
committed Immediately after the holidays
and expects it to take prompt action.
W'llliam I?. Ilnrke Contests Ills lit-
ninvnl by llHrtmrgrr.
William 11. Huike, recently elected
foiem.in of the third panel of tlm Sheriff's
Juiy. got an order from Supreme Court
Justice Cohalan vestcrriay directing
Sheriff Haiburger to show cause to-day
whv he should not be lestralued from re
moving Hurko trom the Jury. Burke says
lie was appointed on October 1 last and Is
entitled to servo for a year. He says
h has been on the Sherlfrs Jury for
twent-llvp years and that ha was no.
titled on December 1 that he had been
removed. The hour of duty on the
Sheriff's Jury suit hint better than on the
ordinal y trial Jury.
.Sheriff Harburger said last night that
lie has a light to remove a Juror at
any tlmu without giving his reason, and
that he didn't care to say why ho had
acted in the case of Huike. Ho said
that Ilurke Is the tlrst man to bring
proceedings to prevent his removal from
the Sheriff's. Jury.
ltuike Ims been Identified wltr Tam
many Hall for years. He was secretary
to Hugh J. Urant when the latter was
Failure to Distinguish Bet een
Patriotism nnd Treason Chanted,
The proposal of Yale University au
thorities to place an Inscription, which
makes no distinction between those who
1 ought for the Union und those who
fought against It, upon the memorial
about to be erected by the university was
bitterly attacked last night by tho mem
bers of the Loyal Legion, who dined at
They passed a resolution which they
Intended us a severe arraignment of those
responsible for what thoy paid was
failure to distinguish between patriotism
and treason. The resolution wan not
passed without conflict among the Loyal
Legion member's themselves, for the
) nunger men In the order wore Jn favor
of allowing tlmo to soften the hard feel
ings of the past.
The final clause of the resolution reads I
"KeanlirU, That the New York Com
mandery of tho Military Order of tha
Ixiyal Legion of tho United States depre
cates tho action of a sreat Institution of
learning which will tend to 'weaken
loyalty' among the youth of out land by
teachlnif them that those who attempted
lo ihatniy the Union were actuated by
tho same 'high devotion' as thobu who
saved the Union, und thereby tend to de
stroy tho distinction between (mason and
I it nillsui,"
Hebel .Leader Leaves Juarez
With Artillery to Join
Ills Advance Guard.
General Soys Ho Will Eat. His
Christma Dinner in
Mexico City.
Kb Taso, Tex,, rec. 3. Declaring that
he would eat his Christmas dinner In the
city of Mexico, Pancho Villa, most talked
of man In Mexico to-day, left Juarez this
afternoon for Chihuahua city accompa
nied by three tralnloads of rebel cavalry
and artillery and preceded by 3,fnO other
rebel troops entrained during the past
Villa was calm and not a bit boastful.
He aided his men to load their horses and
war munitions anil munched a sandwich
when he got hungry. As the last train
was ready to leave lie swung on und
stood bowing from the rear platform of
Ids train.
Klve months ago, when he went south
from Juarez, It was on a borrowed horse
and he slipped between lines of lluerta
and I'nlted States troops on either side of
the river. To-day lie lias under lilm over
S.OUO well mounted and well armed men
and takes charge of 2,000 more on reach
lug Chihuahua and Is acknowledged by
Venuttlano Carrania, head of the rebel
lion against Huerta, as the supreme mili
tary leader of the expedition to Mexico
To-morrow Villa will be In the State
palace at Chihuahua naming civil officers
for the Statu and. receiving the plaudits
of the people, who have for twenty years
heard his name only In terror as the mur
derous bandit of the mountains.
Just Lefore Villa's train left the sta
tlan Pedro Huerta, thirteen-year-old vet
eran of Villa's campaign In Chihuahua,
saluted Villa. "General," he said, "1 come
to ask If I may accompany you to Chi
huahua." Shoos Bullet Wound,
The General's eyes took in the little fig
ure before him. "Hoy," he said, "what
do you mean? Weren't you wounded at
Tlerra itlanca?'
The youth turned and showed his com
mander a bandaged shoulder where a
Federal bullet had penetrated during the
lighting last week uear Juarez. "My
wound is nearly well and I want to be
with the army when it enters Chihuahua,"
he said simply.
Villa, however, refused to grant the
boy's lequest.
"Vou should be In bed right now," he
told him. "Walt until you are stronger
and then you can go to Chihuahua."
'Major Flerro," said the rebel leader
to an ofiieer standing near him. "give this
man," and emphasis was on the word
man. "ten dollars and fee that he Is well
cared for."
The money was handed to Pedro, who
shook hands with the rebel leader, wished
him happiness and strolled off down the
long platform from which Villa was su
perintending the departure of his troops.
Villa, always known as the bandit of
bloodthirsty habits, who has boasted of
his executions of Federals, Is becoming
magnanimous. The messenger who last
night brought him an Invitation from tho
people of Chihuahua to come to the State
capital asked mercy for the ;0u Federal
soldiers left by Oen. Mercado aa a guard
for property In the city. Villa sent word
that not a hair on their heads would be
Will Protect HefUBeea' Guards,
He announced to-day that he had rent
part of his army, the advance guard,
across the country to the east In an ef
fort to intercept the retreating Federals,
but he said If they were guarding families
of refugees as reported he would not give
battle, as ho had no duslre to ahed Inno
cent blood.
Charles Haberlein, who came out of
Chihuahua with the messenger to Villa,
passed the retreating Federals on the
road. He said the Federals had no In
tlon of trying to cross Into the United
States at Presidio, but their object was to
escort Urn. Luis Terraias and his
millions and tho other refugees to
Presidio and then head southeast In an
effort to Join other Federals in Nuevo
Leun. Orozco and Malassr and their
commands, Haberlein said, were also with
Mercado and did not retreat southwest, aa
The Federals sent no offer of surrender
to Villa by the messenger yesterday. On
quitting Chihuahua Oen. Salvador Mer
cado merely turned over affairs to Fre
derlco Moye, a citizen, Informing him
that he was doing so tiecause the Federals
had no money nor food, and further, that
he did not wish to force a battle in the
city with its attendant casualties to non
combatants. The elt.lions had beseeched
htm to avert such a battle. Moye, he said,
was at liberty to do what he wished.
The letter was signed by all the other
Generals under Mercado.
Moye at once called all foreigners to
gether and they seit an appeal tu Villa to
come in und take charge and asked that he
grant amnesty to the small garrison of
Federals left by Mercado to guard tho
Villa has left a garrison In Juarez
sufficiently strong to protect the city.
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The Grashof Medal
Presented to George Wcsllnghouse by
the American Society ol Mechinl
cal Engineer.
I'nlnllns; Mhovvn In Connection With
Lecture un Da Vlncl.
Persons who went to the Knginecrlng
Societies Hulldlng In West Thirty-ninth,
street last night to attend the evening
session of the annual meeting or the
American Society of Mechanical F.ngl-
lieers found themselves face to face with
a painting that looked for all the world
like the celebrated "Mona l.lsa" of Leon-
ardo da Vlncl. It was placarded "The
Mona Usa." The picture was loanetl to
the society In connection with n lecture
by J. W. Meb. Jr., on da Vlncl as an
artist ntul engineer
' The painting is owned by Mrs. Will- m-an another triumph lor American, an
Uam B. Vernon of Montclalr. She said other Indignity for Mexican. Submission,
thut It is supposed to have been painted
by da Vlncl himself. It whs presented to
her great-great uncle William II. Vernon
by Marie Antoinette when Mr. Vernon
was at the French court at tho time
Henjnmln Franklin was American Mill-
Ister to France. Mrs. Vernon said that
the painting was hung at one time In
the Louvre opposite Its sister picture and
that In the opinion of n noted Italian
critic it dates back to at least tho lif-
teenth century
In his lecture Mr. l.ieb said that Leon-
np.ln .In l.,rt ..... .,ntA..v
that ever lived."' '
Before the lecture the American So- to the country If he did not come vol-
clety of Mechanical Knglneera presented untarlly.
the Grashof medal to George Westing- The War Ofhce made public to-day a re-
house. This medal was awarded to lilm Port of u sharp battl- two days u,go within
last summer in Leipzig by the Vereln a dozen miles of Mexico city, lluerta's
Deutscher Inglnleure and is Germany's troops routed "no Zapatistas at Toplijo,
highest tribute In the engineering Held, killing ten of them and wounding twenty.
Mr. Westlnghouse was ill then and could according to tho Government version of
not receive It in person. He w.i not the conflict,
well enough last night to be nt tlm meet- j
by1 James' Hartness. Vres ' WAR INEVITABLE. SAYS MANN.
society. Mr. Westlnghouso is the tlrst
American to receive that honor. ,' Volunteer Arm)' Hill 1'aasctl In
j House by Unanimous Vote.
iiisuuwuiix avuvu tj IIA1U dared )n thB cour1) f)f u.,.,u. to-day
fPTC IMUADriD IV DLH1A ",at Wftr between the I'nlted States and
UIjIiJ Ul lUtvUli 111 flijllU M"KO ' Inevitable and that the Presi
dent is making arrangements accordlnglj.
- , The fact thai the llemorratit allowed this
... .. I statement to go unchallenged added to
Alleges Non-Support ami Dosor-; , ,.,,.
tion anil Wins Custody
of Dun slit or.
nENO, Nev., Pec. 3. Lillian Marian
Volck, who with her little daughter bus
neen occupving a suite m a faslilonable
Upartment house ,,r,. since last Mas was
to-day awarded a decree of final d vorce
rrom Aaeinert yoich upon her testimony
to desertion and non-suppoil ,
Mie married Volck, a civil engineer of
1 Wall streit, New York. September :in.
IPOS, In Glen Cove, L. I. Mrs. Volck gets
custody of her child, for whom the fatherl,.
agrees to provide. ; , , , ' .,
. Istratlon made reply, rrom the moment
Mrs. Lillian Marian Volck Is an llngllsh I that Mr. Maim tool; part in the debate
girl who was rented III Frani e. a niece of Interest 111 tho proeeidings was enllv
Capt. Joseph I!. Delamar, ennd vlct- ened, and the "voluutaiy army" bill was,
president of the International N'lckel . ,,,l(.se(1 ., unanimous vole.
f"rm..nnu 7T, !rr". 'v,V"" ,0' Predicting war with Mexico Mr Mann
hi r uncle nn,l met Aillhert nlek. nn en-
glneer in the real estate depaitment ol.f,d'u
the New York Central Railroad and sou "1 houhl greallj regret surh a war. I
of Mrs. Arthur Hearu, who Is now Mine, iin nut see any rsrupr from chaos ami
Da Itama. wife of the Hriuillan Ambassa- I
dor to the Fulfil! Slates. I
Mis. Volck stie.l tor st partition bete on' , 1 '
the ground of abandonment and ask.m I runs verj long II means war.'
for $1,500 a jear alimony for the sup-. The Hay bill, which provides for a
port of herself and child and It, Sou coun- voluntary army to lie raised in the dis.
sel fee on the ground that her husband m.tlon of tlie President, now goes to the.
had an Income of $o,000 a yrar from .. . , , . ., . . , .,,
his mother. Volck objected to paying """' !t wa" ,h:lt "at ,,0,1v wl"
alimony on the ground that he was . take immediate action on the measure,
heavily in debt, his mother had stopped ; ,
his allowance and he got only u!i! a I lmi "' Throuuli House,
month salary. Color is given to the statement of Mr
He said his wlfo had nil Income of ( Mniut that the Administration is lire
$4,000 trom securities her uncle gave , for troubl h , ,,.,, llml
her. She got un ordtr for $,.i a month , , ., , ., ,, , ,,, .,
alimony, but the Aprellate Division r- marked the passage of the Hay bill Hi-
versed the order lust Hiring. Mrs. Volck I
then went to Iteiio and established a
residence to sue ther
In her papers tiled here Mrs. Volck
alleged that her husband confessed that
before he met her he wanted to marry
May Allen, an actress, but his stepfather
objected. Ho told her Ills love for the
actress had returned, and asked In r. she I
says, either to divorce him or permit lilm
to divorce her so that he could wed Miss
Volck replied that It Mas his wlf- who
asked te bn divorced.
Some r.xnmplcs Tlint Mill He In
tinlr of IlnnUer's Collection.
The private library of a Wall Street
banker, with eeveral additions from a
famous bindery, Is on view In Silo's Fifth
avenue gallery, whero It will be sold at
auction to-morrow evening.
In th collection nro a rare Ireland
edition of "Napoleon," bound by Illvlere
In full crushed levant, with tho original,
colored folding plates by Crulkshank; the
autograph edition of Mark Twain's com
plete works with autograph letter, signed
illustrations and crushed levant binding"!
a et of first editions of Surtee'B "Sport
ing Novels," bound by Riviere In full
polished calf, and with colored plates by
I.eechi a limited (Yorke) edition set of
Iiurence Sterne In full crushed levunt
with many etchings; the Agnes Strick
land (limited) edition, "Lives of the Queens
of England," with handcolored Illustra
tions: the large paper edition or Thack
eray bound In full crushed French levant
with tilatnt on India naner: a Keevei & Tur
ner edition orsneuey ana Keats in crushed
French levant: tho "National Kdltlon of
Charles Dickens" (limited), with orlg -
inai drawings by I'hls anil Crulkshank
nnd with autograph letter from Dlckena;
Pierce Bgan's ('Ileal Life In London," in
full crunhed levant and with original
drawings by Heath Alkena and Jlowland-
son. and tho complete writings of Robs
und ISliiauath Rarrett Itrown nir (I mltari
edition) en handmade paper with auto
graph Utter of Robert Frowning.
Colda Cause Ileadaehe aod llrln
move i sua. There Is only Una "HltOMO
aUlNlNF." It has Igmtute of K. W,
ItOVK on bos. Hc,A4v.
Confinurri from First I'apr.
announced that he will mobilize his
troops shortly Htid will move on Ouada
laja ru.
Oen. liucrtii ha declined the Rood of
fice of Queen Wllhelmln.i Of Holland,
who, it Is learned to-day upon unques-1
lionablfl authority, presented upon behalf
of Powers represented nt the Hague Trlb- I
unal n proposal for lluerta's elimination
from the Government and tho puclflca- .
Hon of Mexico. I
Tho Information, which cornea from a
most trustworthy source, is that nt yes-1
terday's Cabinet meeting; lluerta laid
before his Ministers the proposal, which
was made by nil tho Interested Huropean
Powers. It was suggested that Huertu
arrange Immediately for legal elections,
reform his Government and resign as
soon us tho elections were held. On their
part the Powers promised to ilso their best
oltjces to obtain American recognition for
the Huerta Government ior me snori imm
It should last and also to guarantee funds
for the pacification of Mexico. J
lluerta received Queen WllheJinlna's
communication In Minister Pereyra'H cable
tlvu days ago. Ilo was most favorably
Impressed, It Is said, by this plea, which
would allow him to resign, saving his face. ,
Ho was Inclined to consider It no dishonor i
to resign with tho whole World against
l.tunnn Opposed Acceptance.
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He contemplated availing hlm-elf of the
offer, according lo the Information, hi
"t step toward reform being the naming
'f a m v Cabinet, with Ice-Presdlent l.r-
"'Ha of tho bcimte at the head. I rrutl.i
obtaln-d an indefinite leave of absence
from the Senate for this purpose.
Whn the matter of acctptance came
up In the Cabinet Lozano, one of Mexico
b-st orators, made an impassioned speech,
declaring that Huerta s compliance would
ne earn, wouia w unaignmeo, unpairiouu
and unworthy of Huerta. l.osano apostio-
phlzeo. Huerta In the name of his c.iun-
try, urging him to refuse. Hueitn th-u
announced his decision to remain in
l-owrr and reject the proposal.
Oen. Huerta Issued an order to-day
summarily placing Gen. Porflrlo Diaz, the
exiled President who Is now In trance, on
th" uctlve lt of the army. This means
that tho elder Diaz must return to Mexico
If the head of the army demands It He
cannot decline without embarrassment.
ThPM WS Vlll IlllW tlf "1Cf.il tirill'fwl.
Ings" to bring the former dictator back '
Mr. Mann's prophecy of war with Mex
ico came as a surprise and created a
deep Impression in the House. It added
to the Importance of a bill called up by
Representative Hay of Virginia, chair-
man of the House Committee on Military
Affairs, and later passed, authorizing the
pr,.sUenl to ralst volunteer forces "In
, f , tlir,.aPnell war
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''ill h part of the plan of the Govern-
merit to get ltselt In readiness for war
with Mexico, and although he repeated
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,,rPi,, Mule,, nn.lrr the nlnn which
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measure was ordered reported at a spe-
clal meetlns of the Military Committee
held yesterday und the House Rave It the
right of way to-day, Immediately after
the transaction of some routine business
Further evidence In support of Mr.
Mann's belief that the Administration Is
prt.,irnB for trouble was found in an
announcement made to-nlKht by Demo
cratic leaders that the House will pns.s
the naval military bill early next wek.
This bill proposes to enlarge and render
tho naval mllltla more tttlcient, piscine
It on a foundation somewhat similar to
that upon which the land mllltla rests
That in, tlm naval mllltla will be pro
vided with more men and more ndcciuate
In Introducing the volunteer army bill
to-day Chairman Hay spoke briefly. He
described Uio measure by title and urKed
that It bo pussed. There was no sukscs
tlon In his remarks that he regarded
action im imperative, and Mr. Hay re
frained from comment on Mr. Mann's war
talk. He admitted that the hill had been
before Congress for pearly elsht years
but bhvo no explanation us to why his
cnmmltteo asked for Its passage at this
Ueglnnlng his speech Mr. Mann told of
the situation that obtained In Congress
jutt befotc the war with Spain, Ilo
recalled that when tho United States was
having Its troubles with Spain In 181)3
Congress passed a bill placing tSO.000,-
UOd at the disposal or the President of thn
United States. The responsible leaders
oi mo iimo niu nni auinii inai inai was
J u war measure, according to Mr. Mann.
1 They remained silent. Mr. Mann pointed
I out that the present leaders keep thoir
l''e on tho subject.
Alr' s,n,m euggested that thn appear-
Btice of the Jlay hill on the day follow-
' 'resident Ulsons publ o discussion
of t,le M",ca,n1 "ll,,lon ,n hu
i w" nistiint.iii.
"It ems perhaps to nm that this bill
comes at an Inapt time," said Mr. Mann.
"I havs refrained during the yrar from
any discussion of the Mexican situation
and I do not Intend tu discuss it now.
Of course Chaiinuii Hay, tlm Admlnls
tuition and all other gentlemen connected
with Ue bill will deny vigorously that thai
hill Is presented now because It Is pre
pared for war with Mexico. I remem
ber very well when tho Hist proposition
was presented to this House In reference
to the war with Spain.
"The gentleman from Illinois, Mr. Can
non, who was then chairman of the Ap
propriations: Committee, offered a bill to
appropriate $50,000,000 to be placed at
thu disposal of tho President of the United
States. I was ono of the new members
of the House. I received one minute of
time In which to speak. I took that one
minute to gay that there was at least one
man in the House who was not attempt
ing to deceive himself while all the others
had said that this was not In expectation
or war or to prevent war: 1 knew we were
passing tho bill because we expected war,
I fear that the samo situation arises now.
"I should greatly regret a war with
Mexico. I have no complaint lo make of
the attitude which the President has taken
In Ids dealings with Mexico. 1 confess I
cannot see an end to the road which It Is
now traversing,
"Tho President told us yesterday that
the Huerta Government In Mexico would
soon fall, Very likely. 1 think that any
Government In Mexico which does not
tecelvn the moral support of our Govern
ment will not last a great length of time,
and 1 doubt whether any Government In
Mexico constituted by the so-called Con
stitutionalists or the other revolutionists
will last with or without the support of
our Government.
"I do not see any escape from chaos
and anarchy In Mexico under the plan
which we arc now pursuing;. Of course
If that runs very long It means war.
"So that 1 think that Mr. Huy la Justi
fied In Introducing this bill on the first
day of tho session, ordering It reported
on the second and calling It up for pas
sage un the third day.
"That haste. It seems to me, Is Justified
by the theory of tho Administration. I
am aware that this hill Is not an original
measure In Congress, that a bill like It
has been Introduced heretofore and I will
ask Mr. Huy If 1 am not correct In sup
posing that a bill like this has been Moat
ing around for a number of years?"
"Vcs, It has been pending since the
Fifty-ninth Congress," replied Chairman
"That only emphasizes what 1 am say
ing," continued Mr. Mann. "Hero we have
a bill thnt has been pending since the
Fifty-ninth Congress, which was not even
considered In the last Congress, although
that Congress was Democratic as Is this
House, yet in this session It Is reported
the second day and called up for passage
tho third, nnd at that, following the
presentation of tho President's: message
In which the situation In Mexico was dis
cuss, d."
The Hay bill contemplates the organiza
tion of a volume r army of 102,000 men.
This army, with the regular and mllltla
forces recruited to the maximum, would
enable tho United States to put SOl'.oO'i
men In the field at short notice. The Hay
bill was prepured by the Army War Col
lege and Is designed for nn emergency
presented by war or threats of war with
a Mist cknss power.
Interview Vn .Not Hrlrr nnd
riirmal, Sa London Times.'
tptdat Cnbtf liemiUrh in Till. Sis.
l)NPo.s ltc. I. The .Mexico city cor
respondent of the rimes cables this morn
HiK that there Is no truth In the
dispatches saying that the Interview on
Tuesday between President lluerta and
Admiral Sir Christopher Oradoek of the
Hrltlsh cruiser Suffolk wm brief and
tit 1 1 fly formal.
Me s.ivs that the Ililtlsh Admiral and
Sir l.loml Cirden. the Hrltlsh .Minister
to Mexico, had luncheon at the na
tmrijil palace with the 1'iesldent and
many prominent politicians were amotiR
tic Ktiests, and there was a very cor
dial InterchntiKe of courtesies. The Ad
miral exptesstd himself as highly pleased
with the Inteivhw. He leaves for Vera
(.'run to-day.
Iteelur ltrflle Asienl In t nioll
Willi William llnlrivtln.
Ntai-k. N. Y. Dec :i,- The Hev. Frank
lin Habltt, rector of Ciiace Kplcopl
Church of N.vack, said tu-miy that he
will not under any c. .-linistanees marry
William Haldwin of Tiirr.v town to MsH
Lilian Durye.i, adoptid daughter of th
late William Durea of the starch Arm
"Mr llaldwin has asked metiliree tltnfs
to perform the ceremony," said Dr.
Itabllt, "but I told him that It was use
Ins Hveti if the Church and the Hishop
did not stand m the way I would ie
fuse to perform the ceremony because of
tlie circumstances "
Miss Dure.i Is prostrated at her home
because of the publicity that has re.
siiltnl, and Mrs. Baldwin, former wife
of llaldwin, is ,ilsu ill Si months ago
llaldwin obtain' d a divorce In Keno,
and since his return his engagement to
Miss Dure.i has bfiome known. A story
that Miss Durye.i hud ariunged to Klve
Mrs. Baldwin n I5.1H10 home and J25 a
week fur llf was denied by an Intimate
friend to-day. It was also dt tiled that
Miss Dur.vea had paid IJuldwin's ex
penses to Iteno.
Thn thrie principals were children to
pettier Rildwln married his first wife
sixteen eals ago, and there Is one child,
h boy, who lem.itns with his mother
under the divorce arrangement.
Mrs. Duryea, mother of the bride to
be, said that she will soon Issue a state
ment setting forth her daughter's posi
tion In the matter, with which she Is
In full accord.
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1 he proceeds of ihe fees in be for the !en,f i
nf the "Nr York Association for Improving
the Condition of the I'mir' nd tlm "Motiir
Bore llntre." a Hospital for Chronic lnvullUs
and Country Sanitarium for Consumptive.
llesertetl li I'nrcnts, Score Over
Many Mlltered III Jerey City.
A bab named (Jeorsle Dean, 11 moi"
old. deserted by his parents, won fir.
place In the better baby contest Just c!o-.
ill Jersey Pity lie scored 100 per cei
and ret" n Bold medal
The little fellow when deserted Is
July was taken to the Jersey City lb
pitul, where he so pleased the doetnt
and nurses thai he has been kept thei
us the pet of the children's ward.
Other prize b.ibles were 1-M:i.i M,i
Aston, I'.T per cent., S Mill road, secon
prlie, sllvtr medal, Victor Hunt. ' I
Ocean avenue, Ir r. pir cent, thud i r r.t
bronze medal, and I'r.incls Veiboui, J
3s I Seventh street, fourth prize to
llerliires lit l,tti llitpf" nl lliinnl"
llinner l.rnv v llnspltul,
llAtintsHi'uu, I'.i.. Dec. . Deiiai'i.;.
that be had been dtuuged at a lee. n
dinner in KutTalo and hail been tpilszi
about matters that he should not I. r
discussed Kowlauil K Mahany, who m.i.
two uiisucci ssful attempts to kill Ii i
self, left Hnirlsburg late to-ntght.
M.ihuiv's departure wis unexpected t
wa- caused by the sudden arrival nf
nl Miss Howtrs of Jer-e.v i'v i
got permission to take lilm from 'In
Pital io the home of his aunt, Mr.-. I'.i.
beth Bildwin. at Me.uMIh
Mah.iny did not mention Finite c.e
ners in connection with tht dinner inel
dent, but said he and Cnnn.rs were frie
now, although the had been nn opp -
I sides In the recent campalKii for M o
1 Telegrams signed "dinners" i.iim i
I night urging that tlie best of care be ttnen
I of Mnh.ui'.
S-eiuitor Ilnnadell KiieniiriiKes llele-
ten tea nt Itlvrr Contention.
Wahiii.suton. Dec. S.--Tlie Nation
ltlvers and Ilarbots Congress bite
Its tenth annual convention in this c
j to-day with about '.',000 ilelegatrs .
! attendance. There was great eiltluil.isr
(when Senator Itansdell of Louisiana, pre'
' dent of the congress, In his opening ad
(dress said he believed the present stM,"
of Cnogress would tepnrt a r'ver 'in.'
i harbor aprpoprlatlon bill of largo rr"
Delegates were disappointed when It Wu
iiniioumcd that l'nslilent Wilson wool
not address the, convention. llnvvtv,'
Secietary of Interior Lane appeared aa h
substitute for him.

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