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The Herald has the large!
morning home circulation, and
prints all the new of the world
each day, in addition 'to many
exclusive features.
Fair and wanner to-day. To
morrow fair.
Yesterday's temperature Maxi
mum, 36; minimum, S3.
NO. 2257.
Formal Announcement Will Be
Made from New York by
McGombs To-day.
Declares There Can 81 He
Fusion of Advanced Repub
licans and Progressives,
Great Britain Demands
Repeal of Canal Act
Protest Against Granting Free Passage to American Ships Contained
in Lengthy Statement Signed by Sir Edward Grey.
Arrests Mads Along Border
Inflame Serbs, Who Oply
Talk of War.
Plan to Acquire Monticello,
Jefferson's Home, Rejected
by Vote of 141 to 101.
Leaders Finish Searching Inquiry
Into Records of Aspirants for
District Honor.
Eldridge E. Jordan, Washington cap
italist and president of the United States
Trust Compan) , is the man picked for the
chairmanship of the inaugural committee
This information came from an author
native" source last night. William T Mc
t ombs. Democratic National Chairman,
left jesterday afternoon at I o'clock for
his headquarters in New York, after an
all-day conference with influential Demo
crats here It Is expected that the formal
announcement of the selection of the
chairman will come from him some time
The appointment of the head of the in
augural committee came after a search
ing Inquiry Into the political history and
personal qualifications of several of the
well-known Democrats of the District
The Interest In the choice has been keener
tan any for jears
The machinery of Congress was set in
motion yesterdav preparatory to the in
auguration Both houses adopted resolu
tions providing for a Joint committee to
make arrangements for the Inauguration
The committee named by Speaker Clajk
11 cm the House will be composed of Rep
resentatives Rucker of Missouri and
Garrett of Tennessee, Democrats, and
Representative McKinle) of Illinois, Re
publican, the latter having been the Taft
pre-conv entlon manager
Cml "I hree-sliled Content.
The decision in favor "87 Mr Jordan
fas ended a three-sided contest between
himself, Robert N Harper snd William
Cox Mr Jordan and Mr Harper
were both openlv and avowedl) in the
held for the honor of the chairmanship
r Cox never assumed an active part
in the fight, but his friends were numer
ous and militant in his interests, and for
davs the weighty end of the argument
seemed to waver between the trio, rest
vg now with one and now with the
The political factions which had as
their centers one of the men concerned,
left nothing undone to further the in
terests of their men and to warm did
the contest become that the conference
at the end became a court of Inquiry
that eearehed into the highways and bv.
wavs of each of the canaidates political
past and the chairmanship was swaved
bv the slightest straw this wa and
The consensus of opinion has been from
the first slightly in favor of Mr. Jordan,
being the final choice o' the powers at
th- head of the partj He had a large
backing here and outside, but the forces
that were working for the others were
powerful and untiring as well
Denied b Co.trllo.
V. rumor gained circulation jesterdny
that there was a fight on in the confer
ence because of the effort of National
Committeeman Costello to put up Wal
ter Vick secretary of the National
C ommittee. as the secretary of the in
augural committee
This was denied bj Mr Costello In
part and in toto He pointed out the
fact that the selection of the secretary
was up to the chairman of the commit
tee and that he had no power to name
the man and had mde no ttempt to
do so.
temporary truce In the war forced
bj the Democrats of the Senate to pre
v ent appointments of President Taft from
being confirmed in this session was de
clared yesterday afternoon long enough
to have the nomination of Carml Thomp
son, of Ohio as Treasurer of the United
States approved by the Senate.
Mr Tbompson was formerlj secretarj
te President Taft. When Senator Lodge
moved an executive session Senator Hoke
bmlth. Democrat, shouted
I second the motion' '
The executive session lasted long
enough to confirm Mr. Thompson and
to refer to committees the big batch of
nominations recently sent to the Senate
by President Taft.
Stork Visits 3rs. Drexel.
New Tork, Dec 9 The stork paid a
Mbit early to-daj at the home of Mr
ltd Mrs. A J DrexeL The baby is a
boy Mrs Drexel was formerl Miss
Marjorie Gould, the beautiful nineteen-year-old
daughter of Mr and Mrs.
George J Gould Both are doing well.
For Shopping
Before Christmas
"They Are All Doing It
Now." Are you? If not, get
busy. Put it off and be wor
ried If jou don't intend to fol
low -the old custom, that's
jour own business. If jou do,
take the tip of one who has
been through the mill and
make your purchases now.
Avoid the rush. Have a
little sympathy for those who
waft on you, and give them a
chance to celebrate.
Washington ilerald
Roosevelt, as Prophet of New Par
Holds Center of Stage
at Chicago.
Chicago. Dec 9 There Is but one
Progressive .part), and Roosevelt Is Its
prophet fauch is to be the proclamation
of the Bull Moose conference that be
gins at tho La Salle Hotel to-morrow.
There Is to be no fusion of the ad
vanced Republicans and the out-and-out
Rooscveltlans And that is the dictum
of Col Roosevelt himself.
Republicans who still call themselves
bv that name must den) their party
name and submit to the Bull Moose
brand or else be considered as enemies
of the common good and fight as re
actionaries That, also. Is a Roosevelt
None shall have the right to be con
siderrd "Progressives" unless they sub
mit to tho name Progressive Progres
sives by another name are spurious, so
also says Col Roosevelt, and what he
sas the Bull Moose conference will soy
when the time to pass resolutions shall
T. It. l.n Do. in l.uv.
e are the heirs of tho Republican
ism of Abraham Lincoln and of the Re
publicans who fought in the civil war,"
declared the colonel to-day in his own
language He was speaking to the BuH
Moose members of the Illinois Legisla
ture, but he was speaking for the Bull
Moose party and himself, which ail un
derstood 'Our opponents,' he said, "are making
loud professions of lip loyalty to Pro
gressive principles Make them show up
or back up '
What C01 Roosevelt said and did dur
ing the da was just about all that hap
pened In tho preliminary daj of the Pro
gressive conference There were others
in town, many others but they did not
count, except as an audience. All told,
the advance guard of the Moosers to
day numbered perhaps 500 The time
was given mereb to making ready for
the events of to-morrow and Wednes
day And those events were fore
shadowed with moderate certainty
l'lan Concerted ti-tlun.
The thing, of chief Importance to ohr
out of thi coufejence. In tlie present
view of the leaders, is to be a declara
tion for concerted action throughout the
countrv That is to saj there is to be
a definite and agreed-upon progressive
platform to be followed throughout the
nation Bull Moose legislatures are to
fight for the same laws in Illinois that
their brethren light for In California or
v ermoit or Montana.
Also there Is to be a national pro-
gramme And it Is to be understood that
there shall be no compromise with any
other part) or the members of any other
partr Minor matters will be questions
or nnance and propaganda The confer
ence to-morrow is to be an open session
cf the Progressive NaUonal Committee
Col Roosevelt is to be the first ard chief
speaker When he has laid down the
law others will be heard
Mnkr 1 11 rniKraiuiiie.
W hat Is said at the conference though
is not to be binding The National Com
mittee Is to act Wednesday, after it has
taken council to-morrow Such is the di
rection given by the National Executive
Committee to-day The meeting of
tho executive committee was mcrel) for
the purpose of making up tho day's pro
grammr Fevtn i-f the nine members were
present namelj Chairman George W.
Perkins. Senator Joseph M Dixon, Miss
Jane Addams. George Priestly, of Okla
homa Charles H Thompson, of Vermont.
Walter F Brown, of Ohio, and Col
Chauncv of Illinois The absentees were
Judge Ben B Lindsev of Colorado, and
William Flinn. of Pennsylvania. Col
Roosevelt was present for a few minutes.
The programme as arranged for to
morrow is as follows
Convene in the ballroom of the La
Salle Hotel at 10.30 a. m . with Chairman
Dixon of the national committee presid
ing Beveridsre Ma) Sneak.
Speech of Colonel Roosevelt, to be fol
lowed bi a buffet luncheon
Report b Miss Jane Addams, of tho
sub-committee on organization and edu
cation. Address b Dr Walter Wevi on the
methods of organization and finance fol
lowed by the English Liberals and Ger
man Social Democrats
General discussion.
For the evening there is to be the
beefsteak dinner, when, perhaps, Albert
J. Beveridge will be given a chance to
speak. Mr Beveridge was among those
present to-da)
Pittsburg. Dec 9 The Progressive
part) is to remain one of the dominant
parties in Ponns)lvanIa, and William
Flinn is not going back into the Repub
lican party Flinn went to Chicago to
night to attend the Progressive confer
ence to-morrow.
'Mv course in the future, both in the
nation and In Pennsylvania, will be de
termine? by the action of the Progress
ive conference." said Flinn. "in view of
the statements by Roosevelt and Chair
man Diron that the Progressive party
will be maintained linn s patn is de
fined. It means he will lead a militant
Progressive organization in this State,
and will measure strength with the Pen
rose machine n Harrlsburg this winter.
Explosion Injures Man),
Chicago. Dec. 9 Many persons were
hurt and a large amount of "property
damage was caused at noon to-day as a
result of an explosion that wrecked the
powder house of the A. C OLaughlln
stone quarry In Bellwood. 111 , a suburb
of Chicago.
Great confusion followed the blast, and
among the first stories was 4 report that j
ten men bad. been killed Later invest!-1
gatlon indicated that there were no fa-1 any limitation as to length of time any
talHtes. ' thing may be stored
Formal demand upon the government of the United States either to repeal the act of Congress
granting free passage through the Panama Canal to American ships engaged in coastwise trade or the
submission of the controversy to arbitration was made Jast night by James Bryce, Ambassador of Great
Britain, in a lengthy statement presented to Secretary of State Knox.
The statement, which bears "the signature of Sir Edward Grey, the British minister of foreign af
fairs, is an amplification of the original note of protest presented by A. Mitchell Inncs, British charge
d'affaires, on July 8 last. It endeavors to establish, by argument, tjie soundness of the British contention
that the legislation favoring American ships is in violation of the treaty rights of Great Britain with re
gard to the .Panama Canal.
The note further gives warning that
another protest will be forthcoming
from Great Britain If it la held by the
government of the United States that
the disbarment from the use of the
canal of ships In which any railroad
under the jurisdiction of the Interstate
Commerce Commission 'has an lntere.it,
and ships whose owner may be ad
Judged guilty of violating the Sherman
anti-trust low. The not states that the
British government now assumes that
these two clauses do not apply to or ef
fect British ships
Will Demanil vrlillrollon.
In regard to arbitration. It la stated
that the British government has taken
cognizance of the fact that many per
sons of note In the United States,
"whose opinions are entitled to great
weight." hold that the act of Congress
In question does not infringe the treaty
obligations of the United States, and.
therefore, it Is declared, the British
government is perfectly willing to sub
mit to quesUon to arbitration. If the
United States prefers. This significant
sentence Is added, however:
"A reference to arbitration would be
rendered unnecessary if the government
Of the United States should be prepared
to take such steps as would remove the
objections to the act which his majesty's
government have stated."
Though neither the President nor Sec
retary of State Knor have never made
any declaration as to whether the United
States would be willing to submit the
controversy over canal tolls to arbitra
tion. It has been generally assumed that
this governmtrt would refuse to arbi
trate ttie disruto with Great Britain in
the Senate, this stal Hnent has been free
ly made, end some have even gone so
far as to predict that the Senate would
refuse to extend the treaty of arbitra
tion with Great Britain, which expires
rexi May, In cider to avoid the obliga
tion of arbitrating the canal dispute
SI. Edward Grey, In the note presented
to Mr. Knox, hastens to deny that the
British government Is attempting to
oeny the right of the United States to
grant subsidies to Its shipping Interest,
and thus deprive It of tho. same rights
enjoyed by .other natlonCJjrhtch wm
send subsidized vessel through lrtJPan
aim Canal It Is dtclared that evident
ly, in advancing this argument. Presi
dent Taft, in his memorandum of Au
gust 27. misunderstood the meaning of
Mr. Innes' first note of protest It is
carefully stated, 1-owever. that tho Brit
ish government docs not concede the
right of the I'nlted States to favor by
subsidy a special class of American ship
ping in such a wa) as to place such
shipping at an advantage in the use of
the canal, as compared with British
Tun PnttiU In .treumrnt.
The British argument on the main point
at Issue rests chiefly upon two points
The first is that in the Interpretation of
the Ha) -Pauncef ote treat) of 101 It must
be considered with the Clayton-Bulwer
treat) of ISO. which It superseded The
two treaties considered together. It Is
stated, make it clear that the British
government retained for Itself the guar
anty of equal treatment of its vessels
using the canal as compensation for giv
ing back to the United States in the Hay
Pauncefotc treat) the right to construct
the canal independent's, a right which
the United States had surrendered In the
Cla)ton-Bulwer treaty The second main
point of the argument Is that if an)
Prominent Lawyer Boomed for Dis
trict Commissionership Has
Substantial Backing.
Another name has been added to the
list of possibilities for appointment to
the District Democratic Commissioner-
ship This is Charles w. Darr. prom
inent law)er. and Democrat of years
Mr Darr"s name has been placed be
fore President Taft for the vacancy in
the Board ot Commissioners that will be
made by the retirement of Commissioner
Johnston, and he has a substantial back-
of local Democrats Those who are
talked of for the Commissionership be
side Mr. Darr are Capt. James F. Oyster
and A. Leftwich Sinclair.
Mr. Darr was treasurer of the Mlson
and Marshall Association of the isDtrict;
arranged and managed the trip to Sea
girt, N J, August 1, to see President
elect "Wilson, and has the honor of being
one of the first to take up the fight for
the next President He was a member of
the cdvlsorv board of the national Dem
ocratic committee for the District.
Hfroes Sa-ve Mine Workers.
Ashland, Pa, Dec. 9 One thousand
men and boys on the night shift of the
East colliery, near here, were saved from
dtath by a little band of heroic rescuers
when a fire In the boiler house stopped
the pumps and water threatened to flood
ths mine.
Braving death from the fumes and ex-
p.oslon of the thirty-two high-pressure
boilers, employes rushed Into the boiler
house and drew the fire from beneath
the boilers, then entered the mine and
gave the alarm to the workmen. The
colliery Is the biggest owned by the
Reading Company.
"Would Label Storaxe Articles.
Harrlsburg. Pa., Dec. 9 State officials
are framing a cold storage bill which
will require the stamping of every food
product placed In cold storage- for more
than twenty-four hours. This bin may go
before the Legislature with the backing
of the food authorities. It will not make
op Mr ldward tirey, minister of
foreign affairs of Great Britain. Lower
Secretary of Mate Knot.
American ships are granted the free use
of the canal, British ships using the canal
will be forced to bear more than a
Will of Father-in-law Almost Cuts
Off Wife if She Lives with
New York. Dec.9 The will of Dr John
D McGiU, which was proved to-day be
fore Surrogate John P Lgan. of Hudson
Count)', provides that his daughter, Mrs.
Eleanor Acheson Carr. ii to receive the
Income from three-fifths of the estate as
long as1 she remains separated from her
husband. Lieut William B Carr. a )Oung
United States arm)' surgeon Dr Mc
Glll's estate Is worth several hundred
thousand and possibly Jl 000 M0
"The relations of m) daughter; Mrs.
Eleanor Acheson Carr. w.th her husband
must be those of a complete stranger."
says the will. "Should m) daughter elect
to live again with this man Carr the tru
tees ot this will shall pa) her only J1.W0
annually, with no reversion to her hus
band for any children she mav have"
The will further provides that If Mrs.
Carr should have an) children b) her
present husband, from whom she has
been separated for some time, the chil
dren are to receive J1W each and no more.
If Mrs. Cart should Anarr) another man
she is to receive one-half the Income of
the estate..
Dr, McGill's daughter eloped and mar
ried Lieut Carr in ilarch. VX9 He is a
son of Dr. William P. Carr of Washing
ton. Last June )Oung Mrs Carr sued for
a divorce In Washington The case was
dismissed 'because she had not been a
resident of the District two jears
In opposing his wife's complaint Lieut
Carr blamed Ills father-in-law for his
marital unhappfness He said Dr. lie
GUI had challenged hlfn to fight a duet
That was denied by the doctor
Prosnerlly All Ibic lae .
The country traversed by the Southern
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proper share of the burden of the cost
of the upkeep of the canal ana interest
charges on Its cost of construction. This.
It Is claimed. Is In violation of the clause
of the Ha)-Pauncefote treaty, which de
clares that all charges made by the
United States for the use of the canal
shall be Just and equitable
(.iiv- I p Itljtht lu rt.
Discussing the first of these point, the
British note In part sa)s
"So long as the Clayton-Bulwer trea
ty was in force, the position was that
both parties to It had given up their
powers of Independent action, because
neither was at liberty Itself to construct
the canal and thereby obtain the ex
clusive control which such construcUon
would confer. It is also clear that if
the canal had been constructed while
the Cla)ton-Bulwer treaty was In force,
it would have been open in accordance
with article 8. to British and United
States ships on equal terms, and equal
ly clear, therefore, that the tolls levi
able on such ships would have been
"The purpose of the I nlted States in
negotiating the Ha) -Pauncef ote treaty
was to recover their freedom of action,
and obtain the right, which they had
surrendered, to construct the canal
themselves, this is expressed in the
preamble to the treaty, but the com
p'ete liberty of action consequent upon
such construction was to be limited by
the maintenance of the general princi
ple embodied in article S of the earlier
(Clayton-Bulwer) treaty That Princi-
pie was one of equal treatment for both
British and United States ships, and a
stud) of the language of article 8
show s that the word ' neutralization"
In the preamble of the later treat) Is
not there confined to betllgerant opera
tions, but refers to the system of equal
rights for which article S provides
"It thus appears from the preamble
that tne intention of the Ha) -Pauncef ote
treaty was that the I nlted States was
to recover the right to construct the
translsthmian canal upon the terms
that, when constructed, the canal was
to be open to British and United States
ships on equal terms '
Tlairre-t nrlfBilaTt
Sir Kdwaiu proceeds to stale that the
position credited by the Hay-Paunccfote
trety was similar to that brought about
by the Boundar) Waters treaty of 1"
which provided for -equal treatment of
ships of both nations 1n regard to their
passage through canals within the terrl-
torv of one of the two countries. It aI"o
declared that the situation is similar to
that brought about in the treaty ot i&u
fcliowing which the United Mates made
objection, which was sustained, against
Canada giving rebates of tolls on freight
through the Welland Canal, provided
such freight wss carrlea as rar as
Referring to the argument in x-resioeni
Taft's memorandum that the Lmiea
States is excepted from the application
of the phrase 'all nations In the II)-
Pauncefote treat). Sir Edward ore) uis-
serts and declares that the reasoning
given above dlproves Air Tarts conten
tion Ir this connection ne cites me
statement of fcecretan of State Ha to
the Senate concerning the rules adopted
for the control of the canal in tne iia
Paunccfote treat) as follows "These
riles are adopted in the treat) with
Great Britain as n consideration for get-
Contlnned on Pace Three.
Newspaper Man and Private Secre
tary to Secretary Meyer Drops
Dead in Street
Stricken wltfi heart disease. Charles
E. To) lor. a well-known newspaper
man of this city, and for some time prl
vate 'ecretary to Secretar) of the Jfavy
Meyer, dropped dead )esterday morning
at Nineteenth and It Streets Northwest
Mr. Taylor, who was forty years old.
resided at 1300 L Street Northwest He
left his residence to go for a walk in.
fore going to his office When at th
corner of Nineteenth and R Streets h
was seen to suddenly fall to the pae
Earl Williams, of 112 Tenth Street
Northwest, chauffeur for S. A. Kendall.
ot the Burlington Apartments, saw M
Taylor fall Williams picked up the
body and rushed his car to Emergency
Hospital, where physicians stated that
death had been instantaneous.
Mr. Taylor has been a resident "f
Washington for seven years, during
which time he has been prominently
Identified with the newspapers. For the
last several months he has been as
sistant to Jesse Suter, publicity agent
for the Post-office Department Mr. Tas -lor
Is survived by a brother and mother,
both residents of Wllllamsport. Pa.
Funeral services will be held from
Wright's undertaking establishment 1337
Tenth Street Northwest, this afternoon
at S o'clock. Rev R, Cotton Smith will
officiate. The remains will be taken to
Andover.'Mass., for burial in the family
burying ground. The pallbearers had not
been- selected last night but It was
stated they would be brother newspaper
Cincinnati. Ohio. Dec. J Three dia
mond thieves held up Adrian Rocher.
clerk for Adolph Wlebel. diamond dealer
and Jeweler, at 1730 Vine Street, here this
afternoon at the. point of guns and looted
the store, safes, and show windows of
!S,0W worth of diamonds, rings, and other
diamond Jewelry. The thieves made their
escape In a waiting automobile.
Newspaper Declares Entire Nation
Will Be Exterminated Before
It Is Conquered.
London Dec J That the breach be
tween Austria and Servia Is steadily
widening toward the point where or
dinary diplomatic Interference must fall
to bring about an understanding. Is In
dicated by several developments to-day
in both countries.
Servia. so far as Austria has been con-
cerned. has occupied herself mainly with
the task In hand the Balkan war and
apparently given little attention to mi'i"""""t rann. u kw uwi-
loud threats of the Austrian foreign of-, '" al0e,e "le.. Jam' and,
flce Representative Stanle) of Kentucky and
t-.i .i. .. .,i .,...... 'Judge Clayton Representative Dalzell
cording to dispatches from Belgrade, sev-
cral private citizens visiting Austro-
Hungarian frontier towns have been ar-
rested for spying and been ill-treated
after showing the proper credentials
These acts have Inflamed the Servians. I "- sunresieuinac ir me gov
who declare they will welcome a second """ft took Montlcello t should alo
war on the heels of the one the) have , tcqulrr. Independence Hall, the Betsj
just fought if that Is tho onl) wa) to ""' """' -"ounl ernon me ner
correct the Austrian attitude lml,,a,se PPtomax and oer historic
servln Heady to I ls.nl.
The statement of the newspaper Pra-
vada to-da) is regarded here as a concise
expre-slon of the Servian irritation
The Pravada sajs
If Austria desires war with Servia.
let it come It will be the most bitter
fight in histor) Ever) Servian, man
fd'oma young or old will take part
in it. and Austria will have to extermi
nate the entire nation before conquering'
That Roumania Intends to zealously
watch the realignment of European jV"."' . ' ,,, 7 " , "V Z
Turkey by the peace conferences was "Ic'" ufpkd a T?' ,n ,he reere4
indicated to-da) by King Charles, whj S"'r ompan id b) a number of
addressed the assembly of the Rouman- 'r,'!"i' ManJ mrn a"d won,en of soeIal
Ian Parliament on that topic He asked P;0"""n opponents and proponents
that ever)- support of legislation be glv- of Mrs. Llfleton s plan were on hand
en the government, which proposed to H lhe fun- V,e on !.e reao,u,ion
gain several advantages by the final prop'r a n0 ue,n UP test vot.
adjustment He referred to Roumania s .'"V- on Jl tIKtlai JPrtd by
neutrality in the war Just closed, but l-'ha'rInatt Henry, providing for he con
added significantly that the Roumanian ! M"on of the resolution,
army was on a. war footing, ready for, Tho mlsu was reaH) at stake.
action should the neoess iv arW.
Paris. Dec 9 Th- Matin publishes a
Constantinople dispatch describing the!,, be connued despite yerdaj
massacre ot I nnstians on tne lialllpoll
pemnsuia as follows
The Bulgarian cavalrv advance In the
direction of Rodesto had driven back the
Bashl Bazouks and the Turkish cavalry
toward Galllpoll and the latter made an
agreement with the Moslem peasants of
tnat region to lay under contribution the
Christian Inhabitants of Galllpoll and all i with that brave little woman. Mrs. IJt
nelghboring v illage Ganos Mlrlozlto tleton in her courageous fight in this
and others which had alread) suffered righteous cause The fight has Just be
sev erely b) the recent earthquakes "a.
The Bashl Bazouks started pillaging "Only tin- nritlnnlnc"
and sold the loot to the Jws at ridiculous . , ,
prices The) then proceeded with in-! J ,am not unea over the vote
credible savager) to exterminate thePnlc" aa ,aken ,n the House to-dav
whole Christian population. Mid Mrs Littleton It was onl) th'
At Gdllipoil, however the Kaimakan beginning of the fight in the House o
succeeded in calming the blood-thirst) I Representatives for th. adoption 't th
furv of the Turks persuading them that resolution, which has ilread nassed ti
the massacre of Armenians might create
serious difficulties for the government
But elsewhere the massacro was general
fciMeen villages were destro)ed "
'News of these events reached the
Greek patriarchate here which has al
read) addressed to the porte a strong!)
worded protest The French ambassador,
specially appealed to by the Greek re
ligious authorities sent the warship
Victor Hugo to Galllpoll and an English
cruiser was also sent
' Ther is much comment here on the
Inertia of the Russian embass) which
despite special orders from St Peters
burg, sent no warship to Galllpoll. where
the majorlt) of the Christian population
is orthodox
London Dec 9 Dr E. J Dillon, the
Dally Telegraph s correspondent at Vi
enna, send the following dispatch to
his piper
I deepl) regret to announce that a
series of the most appalling horrors of
this or any other war known to histor)
will shortlv be pushed itito the fore
ground of public discussion and will cast
an ugl) blot on the fair name of the
Balkan Christians who began a cam
paign for the liberation of the oppressed
"From Canstantinople and Bucharest
narratives have reached me of inhuman
massacres of the unarmed Moslem pop
ulation by Christian soldiers in tho en
virons of Salonika It Is not merely thatj
these unfortunate human beings were
slaughtered by Bulgarian bands, as thei
helpless Bulgarian peoples have so often
hn bv the ferocious Bashi Bazouks I
most fiendish kind are creditably report-!
cd to have been resorted to !
"The Indignities offered to the females)
cannot be described. Among the most
soul-searing enormities which marked,
Kurds and Albanians, but tortures or the J
this diabolical saturnalia Is the dellber-
hIb burial of the wounded.
"The gruesome story of these horrors
has not been published here as yet. but
the silence will be shortlived, because
detailed accounts have already been tele
graphed to their respective governments
b) the Consuls of Germany, Great Brit
am France, and Italy
A dispatch to the Central News from
Salonlki sas
Oflicial reports are .now coming to
hand concerning atrocities committed by
Bulgarian bands In Chalcldke. and they
make horrible reading. According to
these statements, a party of SOO Moham
medans were brought into Vizoka,
bound, and were there shot down, Greek
officers succeeding with difficulty in res
ruing the women and children. It is
feared that all the Mohammedan com
munities in that region will be extermi
nated by Bulgarian bands."
Fight Will Be Continued, Declares
New York Woman Owner Pleased
with Colleagues' Action,
Mrs Martin W Littleton's pet project
for the appointment of a committee to
consider the advisability of the acquisi
tion by the government of "Montlcello,"
the home of Thomas Jefferson, now own
ed by Representative Jefferson Lev)- of
New York, was rejected In the House
)esterda) b) a vote or 111 to 101 The
Senate passed the resolution unanimously.
Man) members championed Mrs. Little-
tons cause and speeches were made by
ot l'enns)Ivanla led the opposition to the
rf',",ion on the ground that there
hu be no confiscation ot personal
r0" without government need or
i ',' ? '"iresenuiuv e Jioore 01
uwiiuuisa aim grounds
y, sionUcel0 resoutlon )s the meas-
ure that has been given so much prom-
'nence b) Mrs Littleton and that has
s,'7?1 up enmities In both official and
Ht..nn r. ,-m. ,.!.,.- r
Montlreit ahni.t a ,P.m an .mr
that time she hi. been active In inn
an ou of ,,ason
Crowd In the Galleries.
large crowd was In the galleries
Khpn th
xesolutlon was called up )es-
,.i, K.. t. ..... - n ..
" an amrmauve vole on tne rule would
have meant he end of the fight As it
i according to Chairman Henry and
Mr Littleton, the defeat of the rul
cnlv stays the da when Mr Lev) will
have to turn over the title to Montlcello
to tho government
The fight for the Montlcello resolution
defeat This Is made clear in state-
! inents Issued last night by Mrs Little-
Inn and Representative Henry "As a
Democratic Representative from Texa
I am now more determined than ever
to honor the memory of Jefferson b)
acquiring Montlcello. and even resorting
to tne rignt or eminent domain, if nece-
I sari, said Mr Henr) I shall tand
, i nlted btatf, benate. providing for th
appointment of a Congressional commi-
slcn to mquire into the wivdom and cvt
of acquiring Montlcello by the Federal
government for perpetual preservation as
a national shrine
The status of th it resolution has n t
been affected or changed by the vot
In the House to-da That resolution is
on the calendar of the House uf llepre
entatlves to-night Just as it was before
the vote was taken to-dav its Matus on
the calendar has not been altered or In
Jured one lota Th vote to-day was not
upon the resolution which I would like
to see passed, providing for the appoint
ment of the Montlcello Congressional com
mission The vote was mereb upon the
question of the adoption of a special rule
to enable the House to vote to-day on the
Montlcello commission resolution
"The Montlcello resolution still lives on
the House calendar, and will be reached
In regular order and when it Is reached
I am confident that It will be idopted 1
happen to know that there are som
members of the House who are In favor
of m) resolution who are opposed on prin
ciple to the adoption ot all special rules.
Representative Lev) owner of Monti
cello. Issued the follow ing statement
I am deepl) grateful to the American
people for their thoughtful consideration
Pace T
Army Satirist
to Be Censured
for His Poetry
MaJ Gen Leonard Wood. Chief ot
sutt ot the armv, made it plain last
night that Capt George Steunenberg will
be mildlj censured Tor his poem. "An
Object Lesson, which appeared In the
current lssue of the Army and Navy
Journal, and which lampooned the Ger-
man method of teaching military tactics
Capt Steunenberg will, be requested In
future not to sign his poems as an offi
cer of the United StatefTarmy
Capt Arthur HosOon. com
mander ot the Carpathla, which
rescued the survivors of the Ti
tanic disaster, appeared on the
floor of the Archbald trial late
yesterda). Capt Rostron Is en
titled to the privilege ot the floor
of the Senate through the vote
of thanks tendered him by Congress
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