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THE WASHINGTON HERALD The Herald hat that largest morning home circnlatSn, and prints all the news of tie world WEATHER FOBECAST. Fair and colder to-day, probably i J becoming unsettled to-morrow. each day, n addition p man exclusive features. NO. 1956. WASHINGTON. D. C TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 13. 1912.-TWELVE PAGES. ONE CENT. ! vpK'Jf' ' ,"SK f '- ASSAILED BYTAFT President in Speech Refers to Them as Emotional ists or Neurotics. "HONEST BILL" CHEERED Shows Much Vigor in Denouncing Insurgents in Party at Eepub- lican Club Dinner. New Tork. teb 12. President Taft speaking at the annual Lincoln dinner of the Republican Club In the Waldorf As toria, to-night renewed hi attack upon the 'irogresslv e taction" ot the Republi can party. He referred to the leaders ot the progress! es as "emotionalists or neu rotics," and characterized tfaera as ex tremists who wou'd hurry us into a con dition which would find no parallel ex cept In the French resolution or the bubbling anarchy that once characterized the South American republics." The President then entered Into a vlg orous defense of his own administration and included all of the Republican ad ministrations' Ince President Lincoln. Speaking of hlb own efforts he referred to the enactment of the "postal saings banks law. the p-ircel post, corporation tax law and the revision or the tariff. He criticised the Dmocratlc majority In the House for recommending reductions in the arm) and for refusing appropria tions for two additional battle ships In his brief speech. Mr. Bannard said. Tor twenty-six successive years the Republican Club has gathered together the faithful for the worship of that marvelous American, Abraham Lincoln He was known as 'Honest Old Abe,' and ever) one knew It." Cheer "Ilonrst mil." Mr Bannard then proposed his toast to "Honest Bill Taf t " There was pro longed cheering, and the audience drank the toast standing President Taft read his speech. He displayed considerable lgor In read ing, however, using his right arm and raising his voice frequently tOj empha size his points After reference to Lincoln, he began his attacks upon the progressives of his part). "There are those who look upon the present situ ation as one full of evil and corrup tion and as tyrann of concentrated wealth." he said. "Wo ban permitted the establishment ot corporations and the acquisition of power through the corrupting use of money In politics, so an at times to give to a few dangerous control In legisla tion and government, butTdurlng the past ten years much progress against such abuses has been made in this re gard Statutes have been passed, nota hlj the anti-trust statute and the-interstate commerce law and Its amendments. to restrain a misuse of the priv lieges conferred by the charter ' Laja Wreath on Statue. After speaking at the Republican Club, President Taft addressed the National Retail Dry Goods Association at the Ho tel Astor, where he spoke of the neces sity of securing proper Information be fore proceeding with any revision of the la rift In the afternoon President Taft was entertained at luncheon by former Gov. Murphy, of New Jersej, at bis home tn Newark. Several of the Jersey political leaders were present Following the lu icheon. there was a brief reception, and the President went to place a wreath on the Bor lum statue of Lincoln From there he proceeded to West Orange, where he appeared at a reception ar ranged by the Essex Countrj Club. Leasing there, he came on to New Tork. BARONESS DE MEYER. PIQUED OVER DEFEAT New Tork. Feb It Piqued over her defeat at the hands of American swords women, the Baroness de Jleyer is going back to Germany. She announced to day that she would sail with the baron cn "ebruary 3. Asked If she would accept the chal lenge ot Miss Adelaide Fablen, ot Chi cago, the baroness said: ,"I haven't heard from Miss Fablen, and if I do receive a challenge from her I will probably decline it. "I am very much disappointed with American fencing regulations, and I will not meet another American woman un less there are foreign Judges present. AH of my fencing has been done abroad. I was Ignorant of American regulations. and that Is why I lost. A foreign fencer has no opportunity to show her abint In America." Philadelphia, FebT!L Mrs. W. H De- war, the Philadelphia fencer, took em phatlo Issue to-night with the Baroness de Meyer, and asserted that the baron ess was fully Informed on all the points of the game as known in the United States, and that she had been fairly defeated. In order, however, to she the foreigner last chance. Mrs. Dewar has issued another challenge to the bant ess and asked her to set the date. HILL IN ME OF Magnate Tells of Turning Ore Lands Over to Rail road for Shareholders. HIS PROFIT MODEST WOMAN HYSTERICAL IN AN AEROPLANE New Tork, Feb. It Struggling with an hjsterieal woman LOOO feet aboe tho earth, and with his engine out of order because the gasoline had frozen in the carbureter, George W Beatty, tho avl ator. brought his aeroplano and passen ger, Mrs. William 'A Dunlap. safely to the ground to-da), after perhaps, the most exciting trip of his career. Mrs. Dunlap had been anxlou for a long time to make a flight, and Beatty agreed to take her up this afternoon They had been in the air ten minutes and were at an elevation of 1,000 feet when Beatty noticed that his engine was missing As he started on a long glide for the field. Mrs. Dunlap noticed that something was wrong and began to scream at ths top C Nlcholla were the controlling SDlrlta or iter voice, and was with difficulty re- Air. Hill testmed that he bought these strained In her seat. By alternately ore lands for the benefit ot the sharc- Proves Best Drawing Card of All -Witnesses Before Stanley Steel Committee. James J,. Hill jesterda) entertained the Stanley steel committee and on audience composed of 3,000 or O0O persons with a sto-y of philanthropy that caused eiery one present to sit up In open-oed won derment. In a matter of fact tone, as If ne wero discussing the weather or the signs of the times, tho Northwest rail road builder told the story of how he acquired ore lands In the Mesaba region that he now values at X30.00C000 for a mere bagatelle of JtSOO.OOO. Theso ore lands, Mr Hill testified under oath, cov ering an area of 3,00 acres, were for, merty the property of Wright &. Davis, a firm that operated a railroad and owned other property Jn the Mesaba re gion. Mr. Hill found out that this Arm wanted to zelL and Just as a deal was about to bo made with it by the Consoli dated Compan), a Rockefeller concern. me neaa or the Great Northern stepped In and closed the bargain at 41.500,000. Mr, Hill turned jrter his Interest in tho newly acquired property to the Lako buperlor Consolidated Compan J. a cor poration In which he, his three sons. vv ii iu and J. M. Hill, and L T. watching his passenger and steering gear and holding Mrs. Dunlap in her seat Beatt) Anally made a safe landing Mrs. Dunlap stated after recovering from her listeria that neither gold nor precious stones would ever Induce her to again leave the earth in a flying machine. 54 LABOR LEADERS ARE TO BE ARRESTED Indianapolis Feb. It A wholesale ar rest of the d) namiters named in the In dianapolis grand Jury indictments Is plan ned b) the government to-morrow, ac cording to a rumor emanating from high official quarters to-day. It Is now said that the number of the indicted men will reach flftrifour No list of those indicted has been made public but It is rumored that the list will include a labor leader In Boston. se eral each In New Tork. Cle eland, and Detroit, nve In Chicago, one each in Peoria, St. Louis. Kansas City. New Or leans. Philadelphia, Milwaukee. Hart ford, Buffalo, Cincinnati, and about five In Indianapolis. holders of the Great Northern. Asked If the Great Northern had not supplied the funds that enabled him to make the purchase. Mr. HIU replied emchati- call) In the negative. "I hare been working for my share holders for thirty-three jears." he said. "Whenever I have seen an opportunity to rnaxe money lor myseir It was an op portunity that I turned to their ad vantage." la Fifteen Stlnntra Early. Mr. Hill was summoned by the com mltteo to tell about the relations be tween the IfUl and the Steel roads in the Mesaba country, and also to narrate the circumstances under which the United States Steel Corporation, represented by P. Morgan, acquired the Hill ore properties under lease. "Mr. "Hills sum. mons was returnable at 1H..J0 o'clock yes-,4 Contlnnra on rage 3. Column O. ENGLISH LORD NOT WORRIED OVER WAR Lord Eustace Percy, of the British Embassy, arrived in this city yesterday, having been abroad on a short visit He is the third son of the Duke of North umberland, one of the largest land hold ers in Great Britain and the owner ot the historic castle of Alnwick. He is attache at the British Embassy, and has been in this country about a year ana a half. x "Conditions at home are much the same," said Lord Eustace. "I have been away on leave for a few months, and most of my time I spent in the country. All this German war scare la merely newspaper talk, and affects only a ery mall contingent of the English people. In the country I do not think there is 1 per cent ot the population that cither knows or cares about Germany." The Brltloh nobleman's luggage In cluded eighteen trunks, two boxes ot saddles, and several guns and other sportsman's equipment. englanTsneers at german mote Agreement Between America and Berlin Regarding- China Given' Severe Criticism by Press. UNWISE TO REFUHD ANY CANAL TOLLS BROKER SELIGMAN COMMITS SUICIDE NORDICA STRICKEN ON EYE OF OPERA Prima Donna Unable to Appear in Stellar Bole of Wagner Classic in Boston. Boston, Mass, Feb li-Stricken with acutte neuritis and racked with pain. Mine Lillian Nordica lies in her hotel to-night In a serious condition. This evening she was to hae appeared as Isolde in the opening performance ot a great Wagnerian Jubilee arranged bj Director RuselJ, of the Boston Opera House, who also induced the German con ductor. Felix Welngartner. and Jacques Vrllf. the Ba) reuth tenor, to make a spe cial trip to this countrj to take part in the Jubilee Last night lime. Nordica attended a re hearsal. Though even then she was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, she went through the evening's work. Two nurses, who had accompanied her from New Tork, were on the stage with her. She was supported to her carriage, where blie collapsed On her arrival at the hotel a doctor was summoned. j i win oe ail rigm in me morning, she said, when the physician suggested notifying Mr. Russell. Though she suf fered Intense pain throughout the night. she fought without avalL As morning wore on she grew worse. Even then. she Insisted she would be well in a few hours. It was 10.30 o'clock when she Anally save up hope and asked that Mr. Russell be told. She was then unable to move her limbs and her whole body "was racked with pain Realizing she would not be able to sJng !n ine performance for which she had worked so hard, and for which a. train of New Yorkers were making a long trip, the great prima, donna wept like a New Tork, Feb It Estranged from his family and a victim of an incurable Illness, 'Washington Sellgman, son of James Seligman, the well-known banker. committed suicide by shooting some time earlj this morning In his apartments at the Hotel Gerard He had placed the muzzle of a revolver In his mouth and fired a bullet through his brain. The dead man left no note to any member of his famllj. but assigned the cause of his act In a short note scrib bled on an envelope and addressed to no one In particular. It read ' I am tired of being sick all my life " Seligman had been, dead about ten hours when""ttie room was broken Into by hotel employes when they failed to get an response to knocks or telephone calls. The appearance of the apartment told of the suffering the dead man had en dured for the past ten 5 ears. On every shelf in the room and in every drawer v-ere medicine bottles and powders. Some were prescriptions from local physicians and many camo from abroad According to his family. Seligman. who was Afty-elght years old, had not been active in banking circles for a number of jears. He had a considerable for tune of his own and speculated success fully in stocks. This was the third attempt of Selic- man upon his life. The first was In 1SS7 in a hotel In St. Augustine, Fla., and the second was In 1903 at the old Hotel Rossraore, In this clt). PREMONITION COMES TBTJE. Young Man Finds Aunt Bead and Mother Dying. New 'Vork. Feb. It A premonition hanging over him for several hours that his mother and .aunt were in grav e dan ger, was fulfilled this afternoon when Joseph Murphy broke Into his mother's home to find his aunt, a Miss Roach, dead on the floor and his .mother in a critical condition from inhaling gas. The young man went from business to his sister's home for dinner, but he was so depressed that he was unable to eat. and leaving the table he rushed to his mother's residence. His knock being un answered, the young man broke In the door and was nearly overcome by the fumes of the gas, which had escaped from a leaking tube. Physicians hold out little hope for the recovery of Mrs Murphy. "IT'S MY OWN 3USHIESS." New- Yorker Exnlalns Why He Threw Stone Throuuh Window. Excitement was caused In the neigh borhood of the "British Embassy j ester day when a man who said he is Frank Fltzpatrick, torty-threti years old. of New Tork; hurled a large stone through! a front, winaow or tne embassy. He' made no effort to escape and was arrest ed, and when asked lor an explanation or nis action, saia: "That s some ot my own business." It was teported to the police he told pedestrian ho was cold and huncrv and smashed the window so he would 'be arrested. A chanre of Inmnitv . The scene Is exnected to exceed fnlnla.ee, ncalnst thm man anA Via -. ...... splendor the historic1 field of. the cloth of to the Washington Asylum Hospital for gold. I observation. Secretary Stimson Concludes Not to Show Partiality to United States Shippers. London. Feb It British suspicion and the Jealousy of Germany Is well Illus trated In the attitude taken here regard ing Secretary Knox's note to the Ger man Ambassador respecting the preser vation of China's Integrity. The noto Is accepted as evidence of a secret German-American understanding. The Pall Mall Gazette, after referring sneering! at American interests in Chins. sajs: 'Is it not a little curious that the United States should summon to its side for the preservation of territorial in tegrity In China the power whoso acqui sition of a foothold on Chinese soil re mains the most flagrant example of In ternational piracy en record: Te may next expect to hear from Washington a cry similar to that raised In Berlin for larger place In the sun. "Evidently the State Department en tertains misgivings as to the possibili ties of the Anglo-Russlan-Japanese com bination. These misgivings, of course, re strengthened by the fact -that the Russian move on Mongolia has not called forth any official protest from the pow ers party to the Anglo-Japanese alii- j ance. who, as all the world knows, have I VALET I APPEAR IIMTO-DAY F. E. Brandt, Former Schiff Servant, Leaves Paiinemora Jail Guarded by Keepor. EXPECT MOBE SURPBISE8 Grand Jury "Will Start Searching Investigation to Sift Con spiracy Charge. New York, Feb. It Foulke E. Brandt will return to New Tork early to-morrow morning, after five years, lacking two months, spent In a felon's cell. He will come handcuffed to a prison keeper, but practically assured of his day In court. The former Schiff valet will re turn with the conviction In his heart that fair Judgment will bo passed upon his case. Mlrabeau L. Townes. who instituted before Supreme Court Justlco Gerard tho habeas corpus proceedings which will bring Brandt again into court, expected his client to reach New York to-night from Clinton prison, at Dannemora. and awaited his arrival at the Grand Central Station A sulden change in plans, com ing at tho end of a day of surprises In this remarkabla ease, took Brandt to Sing Sing prison late to-night. Mr. Townes. when he learned that Brandt had been taken from the trala at Osslnlng, took the next train leaving lor that station and late to-night was In consultation with his client about to-mor row s proceedings. At the same time that Brandt Is pro duced In Justice Gerard s court to-roor row the grand Jury will enter upon full and searching investigation ol Brandt s arrest, arraignment, and sen' tenee, to And If there are grounds for a charge of conspiracy against persons who may have plotted to send the )oung man to prison for a long term at the be hest of a man rich In money and politi cal influence. 3Iny Involve "Higher Vps." Among the witnesses under summons to appear before the grand Jury to-mor row are Detective Lieut vvooldrldge Events leading to Eepnblic. First shot In the Chinese revo lution fired at Wu Chang, Octo ber 11,' 1911. ) Revolutionists proclaim a re public October 14. Yuan ShlhKal made premier of the empire In order to crush out the ontl-Mantbus. November L Dr. Wu Ting-fang appeals to the world In behalf of the Chi nese republic. November IS. Dr, Sun Yat Sen elected Presi dent of the Republic of, China, December ID. Edict announcing abdication of Imperial family promulgated, February II. 1911. END MAHCHO ROLE; REPUBLIC IS BORN TAFT DELEEAT S IN ALiJECTlS Messages to White .House .Report .Accessions to President's Cause. ENCODRAGED BY NEWS Numerous Edicts Are Issued a China's Boyal .Family Abdicates Throne of Vast Empire. committed themselves to the DrinclDle of an undivided China until the vast and. and former Police Inspector William W. unforeseen changes now In progress- In the middle kingdom may end. which probably will necessitate a revision of the attitude ot thee powers toward China and toward themselves. ' "Meanwhile, a student of affairs will note tho curious coincidence that the dispatch of the American note should nave ayncnramzeu -nun ine Bnuyuuco ment ot Japan's decision to cpendan additional JTS.WKO on hery navy.- "That the future ot China. Ilka the command of the Pacific. Is largely a matter of sea power Is at any rate clear!) recognized b our ally In the far East" hlld TO DEPICT EABLY COURTS. , Scenes o Sixteenth Century Will Be Revived in England. London. Feb lti-Mrs, Cornwallls-West announced to-day that more than S.000 persons, drawn from the best ranks of society .and dressed in elaborate and gorgeous costumes- of. the sixteenth cen tury, will assist In the Jousting tourna ment which will accompany the exhibi tion at Karrs Court this summer in be- nan or uie snaicespeare memorial fund. It became know here last night that Secretary of War Stimson has reached the conclusion that It will be unneces sary and unwise, as a matter of policy, for the United States to refund tolls to be paid by American vessels passing through the Panama Canal, The Secre tary reserves with this conclusion hN strong conviction that tho United States has both legal and moral right despite the Haj -Pauncefote treaty, to remit to .American veseis tne amount of tolls paid, either In whole or in part Both President Taft and Secretan Stimson have repeatedly asserted the right of the government to refund tolls paid b American ships, and It has been the general Impression that the admin istration would strongly Insist upon the exercise of this right. The definite announcement of Mr. Stlmson's views materially alters the situation. Investigations made by Prof. Emory R. Johnson, the trade expert who has been for j earj delving into the facts likely to govern tho commercial aspects of the canal, are responsible for Secretary Stim son s conclusions. Prof. Johnson has re ported that hOxflnds that the advantages of the canal to American coastwise ship ping will be so great that there will be no necessity of granting practically free passage to such vessels. He finds'" that the ships will be In a position to com pete with the transcontinental railroads In the matter ot rates, and that to give the shipowners the additional bounty of a refund of canal tolls would not reduce the rates, but only put additional profits In their pockets. Before the House committee on Inter state and Foreign Commerce esterday Secretary Stimson and CoL George W. Gocthals, In charge of the canal con struction, urged speedy legislation uy Congress on the main features of tho necessary programme. Tho most "urgent matters for Congress to proviae ror were the organization of a permanent operat ing force and the fixing of at least a maximum and minimum toil. col. uoe thals has already found it necessary to cut own his force, and wltnout author Ity from Congress he cannot organize from the men now employed, on the Isth mus the permanent operating force re quired About 5,000 Americans are now employed on the' canaL It is proposed to keep about tMO of the sklUed and trained men now there for the mainte nance and operation of the canal. SEEKS GAMBEEE'S SECUBJLTY. Wife of "Joe'J Yeager in Court to Xecover Bonds. Indianapolis. Feb It The story of tho rise and fall of Joseph C. Yeager, for merly a well-known gambler, horseman. 4nd bookmaker, of New Tork, Chicago, and elsewhere, was told In Federal court to-day by his former wife, Mrs Mae Yea ger. who is itulnr Edward Ballard for the cancellation of certificates for C0.000 worth of stock In the West Baden Springs Compan)', which she says Bal lard obtained from her to secure the pay ment of a' $15,000 loan lift made to her nusband to permit the latter to continue his gambling operations. ' Aanooaeemeat. Plaza Theater, Licensed Pictures. Empress Theater, Independent Pictures, Lookumovcr. 1,000 ZAPATISTS DIE IN MEXICAN REVOLT Mexico City, Feb. It One thousand Zapatists. all noncombatant suspects. were killed in the state of Morelos this week, according to figures on record In the war department. Twelve thousand Oaxaca Indians of the same tribe to which DJaz's mother be longed rose In arms to-da). Their leader, llellodoro Diaz Qllntas. has demanded the resignation of Madera. , Zapata has captured the Morelos mine Inside the dead crater of Mount Jumll tepee, which he has fortified. He has also established headquarters, with S.0W men, about seventy miles east of this clt). Manuel Gavlra, the defeated candidate for governor of Vera Cruz, revolted to day The federal troops are all occupied in Morelos and Chihuahua and are unable to handle U situation In Oaxaca and era Cruz. Army officials admit that the conscrip tion beginning March 1 will fail to gain more men for the army. McLaughlin. Many Important questions will be put to McLauxhlln. and if a conspiracy ex isted the foundation for the proof will be laid from the answers ot McLaughlin and Wooldrldge. who are expected to fur nish the leads that will Involve the men higher up. Former Assistant District Attorney Marshall and former Chief Clerk Henne berry. nt the. district attorn-ys offlce under YWlIUm T Jerpme, have also been summoned to appear before the grand Jury Jn order that a complete record of the handling ot the case by that office may be laid before the grand Jury. GOHPERS AGAIN IN "GO TO" ROLE Feicln. Feb. It The long rule of the Manchu dynasty over China terminated to-day, when tho child EmperorPu li. the last ruler of the royal family which has guided the destinies of the empire for nearly S00 years, abdicated the throne to make way for a republic and the march of progress In keeping with the custom attcndln; great events In China, numerous edicts were Issued. One proclaimed the abdlca tion of the Emperor, cne dealt with the establishment of a Chinese republic, and the third urged upon the people the maintenance of peace and order and ap proving the conditions agreed upon by the Imperial premier The acting premier. Yuan Sblh KaL was touchlngly thanked for his success ful efforts In obtaining good treatment for the Imperial family from the repub licans b) the Empress Dowager at an audience late yesterday afternoon. The publication ,of the edicts was received witn a sign or rener oy natives ana ror- elgners alike, all apparently realizing that the long strain is over The first edict of the day provided that the terms of -the abdication shall be com municated at once to the foreign lega tions for transmission to their respective governments, the object being to give world-wide publicity to the pledges made by the republicans. Fear Dlaorders fa Interior. The authorities of the city are taking all precautions to prevent an) thing In the nature of disorder, and although 'there has been no trouble thus far, dis turbances are expected in the interior. The United States cruiser Cincinnati has gone to Teng Chow Fu, In Shan tung province, to protect the American missionaries there. It Is reported that) thej-epubllcans-andjhe Imperial troops areSghtlng over thVTspolls In the "vi cinity of Teng enow fu, ana tne mis sionaries fear for their lives. No provision has yet been made for Dr. Sun Tat Sen. For the present le gations will deal unofficially with Yuan Shlh Kal's government until the republic Is recognized. This recognition I pected as soon as the cabinet Is formed. Meanwhile the la Follette Head quarters Gives Indication of Eenewed Activity. President Taffa managers are stUl quietly harvesting the delegates to the Chicago convention as they ripen. Th Republicans of tho Eighth Virginia dis trict. Just across the Potomac River from Washington, yesterday elected two delegates and Instructed them for Taft The convention also commended ex President Rosevelt not as a candidate, but in the following words "We commend former President Ttoose vert for patriotically following the pre cedents set by Washington and Jefferson and courageously standing against a third term, and direct the attention of those who are persistently using his name to this declaration." The declaration is then quoted and U the one made by CoL Roosevelt on the night of -his election to the Presidency In November. 19M. The choice of the two .Virginia delegates yesterday will in crease the President's total to twenty. rvevra from All Sections. vlord came from Savannah. Ga.. that the local Republicans have unanimously Indorsed President Taft and that the Republican State committee of Colorado, at Denver, bad declared by aVote of 105 to 10 in favor of the President's re nomtnatlon. Even Nome,-Alaska, "farth est north" of all the Republican conven tions to be held this year, chose fifty- delegates to the Territorial convention at Cordova and Instructed them to vote In that convention for . Taft Instruction. These delegates will travel 1 100 miles for the privilege of executing their commis sion. They will make 700 miles with dog teams, 300 by slIgh. and the rest of the way by the Copper River-Railroad. In addition to this, a message from At lanta stated that the Fifth Congressional district had elected Taft delegates to the national convention, while a telegram from Princeton, llo, announced that Mercer County had elected a Taft dele gate to the State convention. Finally word came from Guthrie. C-kla-. that the First district central, committee j&nd the G. VON L. MEYER JR. BREAKS HIS LEG Cambridge, Mass., Feb. It A call for Harvard candidates for the varsity crews to come, out to-day revealed the fact that George on L. Me)er. Jr, son of the Secretary of the Navy and a member of the 'varsity four of last year, broke his leg while coasting last night and will not be able to row the coming year. Mr Moer is a member or the junior class, and on account ot his ability to row either a port or starboard oar and his experience in the '-varsity four, he was one of the most promising ot the candidates for the 'varsity eight His Injury Is a compound fracture of the right Iec: i MUST PAY $300,000 TAX. long Eight Over legacy Ended by London Court Decree. London, Feb. 12. A J300.000 legacy tax must be paid by the estate of the late Consuelo, Duchess of. Manchester, on the ,000,000 she. Inherited from her brother, Fernando Yznaga del Vallc, according to a decision handed down by the chancery division of the High Court of Justice to-day. The decision ends a long fight on the part of the heirs, who claimed that Inasmuch as the money was never brought to this country, no legacy tax could be collected. The late duehesa was a daughter of Antonio Yznaga del Valle, well known la Louisiana and Cuba. Male Sympathiser Goes Insane. London. Feb. 11 Wlhum Ball, ajnal sympathizer with the woman suffrage movement who was arrested last De cember for throwing a stono through a home office, window, and who tried to starve himself in Jail, has been adjudged insane and sent to the Colney Hatch Asylum. r"": AlaaLans StronsrJor Taft. President Taft jeslcrday received a telegram from Nome. Alaska, saying that the fifty delegates to tho Cordova con vention have been Instructed to vote for his renomlnatlon. These fifty delegates will havo to travel 1,100 miles over the trail in sleds to-reach Cordova, He Is Only One of the Notables Haled Before the "Narren Sitznng." Go to." in the meaning of Shakes peare s Capulet In "Romeo and Juliet,' in the Interpretation of the Washington Saengcrbund and the opinion of Sam uel Comper?. was without that danger ous understanding which has been placed upon It by some authorities, at the an nual fools' session, or Narren SItzung. of the Saengerbund last night This event attracted to that temple of muse Narren or "fools" of all ages, sizes, and sexes. "Go to" was an appropriate t.Tm. be cause the surroundings suggested It The bund hall represented the kingdom of his satanlc majesty, Miphlstophellan masks and the everlasting flames form Ing the decorations, into which the been transformed for the occasion. The portraits of the grand old masters of music and song bore the red mask and the slanting eyebrows and pointed mus taches of the "Go to" champion. One of the Narren cltcdV before the fools' tribunal, with Albert Lepper pre siding as the champion fool Judge, was Samuel Gompers, president of the Ameri can Federation of Labcr and an old member ot the bund. He meekly obeyd the summons and. goaded ty tho pronged staff of the imps. Olga Lossau ind Ber tha Nails, made bis way hastily to the caldron, which was suspended over flames of sulphur and brimstone, and explained his conduct for the past year. "My life," said Mr Gompers, "has been occurled with work of a serious nature, and yet It has not been bereft of humor. All In all. there u but nine. fun. humor, and pleasure In lite." Mr. Gompers referred to Lincoln and the great work of emancipation, and recited a nurnber of stories of the great emancipator. After Frank Claudy. honorary presi dent and "fool of the bund, had de livered his epistle on the "Modern worn an," Champion Fool Lepper had brought before him and the audience Cuno Ru dolph, In his private capacity, and not as burgomaster of this city. A delexa. tion ot the Arlon Gesangveretn, under tno leadership of August Schwarz pre sented to President Lepper. ot the fools" tribunal, a special fool's cap. Christian Heurich was one "fool"' to make the fatal lump into the cauldron. Tho well-known brewer spoke of his experiences abroad, when be visited the fatherland last year. A letter from Simon Wolf expressing his regret for not being able to be pres ent was read. Mr. Wolf expressed the hope that congress would pass only such legislation as would not run ODDOJlte to the Idea of personal liberty. Tne music and soncs were by Hucd Scbulze, poet laureate ot the bund; A. Brauner.'Rlchard Brauner. J. Claudy. honorary president. William Schefer, and others. The title page of the pro gramme was designed "by C K. Berry man, showing the vignette of Commis sioner Rulolpfa, the leader of the bund. atanrifnp rm "mv nHnrlnlea.' frmnlirt tnr of a keg of beer leading a "fool" chorus and orchestra. Official confirmation of the press dls patches of yesterday, stating that, the Chinese Emperor bad abdicated the throne, have not been received at the State Department ?ut officials there are giving utmost credence to the published accounts of the abdication. The Issuance of the edicts of abdica tion will relieve the situation In China very considerably, department officials believe. In fact they regard the news of this afternoon as marking the end of the crisis in China, at least for the present It is pointed out that the way Is now cleared for the imperialist faction and the republicans to get together and work out a definite frame for the republican government The position of the repub licans is considered most advantageous for their Interests, as they have won practically everything they sought from the -throne. NEW PROCESS MAKES BODY TRANSPARENT If Tan An T.af AleBrr And have to go to New York at night take the Baltimore Ohio sleeping car at Union fetation at 10-00 p. m. You bava the" advantage- of sleenlnr until 1 o'elrv-V sext morales Mate commltea bad both Indorsed Taft and that everything was all right for the President In that State. Lb Follette Headquarter Active. While all this cheering information is coming to the White House and to the managers of President Taft's campaign, the progressive headquarters In Wash ington, under the management of Walter L. Houser. which has been the La Fol lette campaign committee, has caught its "second wind." as it were, and will resume active operations, directing Its forces not only against President Taft but also against CoL Roosevelt Gloom hsd settled down upon the headquarters a week ago, and there was a wholesale discharge of clerks and employes, which took, effect Saturday. Only' three or four stenographers were retained. It was ex plained that the reduction of the force was due to lack of funds, but there is evidence that the exchequer ot the La Follette committee has been replenished. Manager Houser was In New York a few days ago, and It is understood here that he had gone over to coner with Cot Roosevelt but this Is denied by La. Follette s friends, who say that they have no desire to confer with Rocevelt Last night in the absence of Chairman Houser. who has gone to Minnesota and the Dakotas to prevent the La Follette men from going over into the Roosevelt camp. John Honnan. secretary to Sena tor La Follette, gave out a telegram be bad received from John Sutherland roan- a-er of the crogresslve campaign in South Dakota, asking that Mr La Fol lette be spared further speechmaking. but asserting that South Dakota would send to the Republican national conven tion a La Folletto delegation. Golnc Over to Roosevelt. With the possible exception of Sena- to Gronna. all of the progressives In the Senate have gone to Roosevelt Some of them, like Senator Clapp and Senator Brlstow. who were among the original La Follette men. are still la boring with the Senator to Induce him to at least enter into a worKing agree ment with the Roosevelt campaign. Ho is still standing aloof, notwithstand ing the fact that Gov Johnson, of Cali fornia, a progressive, came here two da)s ago. direct from a conference with Cot Roosevelt and spent forty eight hours quietly trying to bring the two progressive candidates, the mili tant one and the receptive one. Into er , bunion politically. Secretary of State and Mrs. Knox leC x , Jtler anf telegrams have fori oeen -- jiv. ficucmjijr tg &ji,t ua. jut- Iette workers In States where the movement has gained- same headway urging them to stand firm, and declar ing that La Follette will be out In a few days and actively -In the fight Wa m. Voluntary Candidate. Some of the former supporters ot Senator La Follette were threatening yesterday to make a public statement .of the circumstances under which the headquarters wero opened In Washing ton, snd the conditions under which he became a candidate and as to who sup plied the money. They were saying that Senator La Follette was not dragged Into the campaign as he sug gests, but that ha went Into It volun tarily. This Is tho version given by two Senators who are classed as progres sives and who talked yesterday as It they resented the statement that Sena tor La Follette "had been sacrificed In the progressive' movement. Berlin, Feb. It Prof. Shaleholz has discovered a new rrocess by which the human body can be rendered transparent As yet It Is only possible to treat bodies after death, owing to the ch mlcals used In the process, tut It will nevertheless lead to a great extension of knowledge In connection with ine nervous system. The doctor's method la to Impregnate the body with liquids that refract the light, making tho bod) transparent with the exception of tho nerves, which thus become visible. Two complicated organic chemicals are used, and. the mixture has to be varied with the age of the body. OFF TO PALM BEACH. Secretary and Hrs. Knox Start on lour erf Sister Republics. Washington at t o'clock last evening for Palm Beach. Fla., whence they -will leave February a for tt tour of tho Caribbean and Central American repub lics. They wUl be Joined at Palm Beach later In the week by Mr. an j Mrs. Hugh Knox, the Secretary's son and daughter-in-law, who will accompany the Secre tary on his diplomatic mission. The cruiser Washington, which wUl convey the Secretary and his party down the east coast of Central America, will arrive at "Norfolk, Vs-, to-mojerow from Guantanamo. After two or three days spent in ntting out for tne cruise, the Washington will go to Palm Beach and take the Secretary and party on board. KAFS SKDXIr FBACTUSED Found Unconscious and Taken to Hospital; Condition Grave. Probably struck; on the bead with a blunt instrument air unidentified white man, about thirty-five Tears old, was found with a fracture at the base of the skull by the police of the First precinct about midnight last night at Twelfth, and C streets northwest There were no papers or other means of Identification found in his pockets. He naa evidently intended going to- a local burlesque theater, tor be carried two tickets for last night'a performance. The man was removed to. Emergency Hospital and at an early hour this morning, the physicians In charge said that his con dition was so grave that an operation would bo impossible, Georgians lnatrart for Taft. Atlanta, Ga, Feb. It Republicans .0t the Fifth Congressional district to-day-rhose J J. Martin and William F. Perm as delegates to the Chicago convention and Instructed them for President Taft Indnne Taft la Oklahoma, authrle. Okla. Feb. It The Repub lican State committee at Its meeting here to-day Indorsed President Talt for the Republican nomination tor ths Presidency. The vote Was not unani mous, several Roosevelt sea objecting.