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The Herald hat that largest
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prints all the news of tie world
Fair and colder to-day, probably i
J becoming unsettled to-morrow.
each day, n addition p man
exclusive features.
NO. 1956.
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President in Speech Refers
to Them as Emotional
ists or Neurotics.
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.
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
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.
Magnate Tells of Turning
Ore Lands Over to Rail
road for Shareholders.
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.
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.
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.
at german mote
Agreement Between America and
Berlin Regarding- China Given'
Severe Criticism by Press.
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
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
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).
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
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
F. E. Brandt, Former Schiff
Servant, Leaves Paiinemora
Jail Guarded by Keepor.
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
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.
Messages to White .House
.Report .Accessions to
President's Cause.
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
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.
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.

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