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Vol. lxx no. 20. price two cents.
Goes Down In Three Minute Carrying
Four Rear Admirals With Her Be
sides Almost the Entire Crew Ves
sel Aeting as One of the Escorts to
the Cruiser Barroso, Having the Min
ister of Marine and His Staff Aboard.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 22. The
iBrazilian turret ship Aquidaban has
iteen sunk at Port Jacarepagua, south
ot Rio de Janeiro, as the result of an
explosion on board. .
Four rear admirals perished on board
the Aquidaban, which had been used
for the accommoaation or a number of
sunernumerary officers and men at
tfc.hArl tn the flotilla escorting the
cruiser Barroso, having the minister of
marine and his staff on Doara, wno
were inspecting the sites proposed for
. a new arsenal.
The explosion on the Aquidaban oc
curred in the powder magazine. The
vessel sank in three minutes.
The following members of the com
mission which left the arsenal on board
the Aquidaban, accompanying the min
ister of marine, were drowned:
Rear Admiral Rodrigo Jose da Rocha,
Otear Admiral Francisco Calheiros do
Graca, Rear Admiral Jose Candido Bra
zil, and Captain Alves de la Riggo-
Two commanders, two German pho
tographers and one reporter also were
The cruiser , Barroso has arrived
here from Port Jacarepagua with those
injured by the explosion on the Aquida
ban. The Aquidaban blew , up at 10:45
o'clock last night.
Nearly all of the officers were killed
or injured.
The dead number 196 and the injured
thirty-six. "; ; . ' .
Rio Janeiro, Jan. 22Later advices
show that the number killed was 212
and that ninety-eight of those aboard
were saved. The bodies will be brought
to Rio Janeiro and given a national
There is general mourning here and
pJl the theaters are closed.
- peen at Hooslc Falls, N. Y Thermom
eter Registers Eighty-one.
Hooslc Falls, N., Y., Jan. 22.-The
thermometer here registered eighty-one
degrees in the eun this afternoon, six
degrees higher than yesterday. Many
bees and caterpillars were seen. Snow
and ice has disappeared even on the
summits of the highest hills.
Columbus, 0., Jan, 22. In spite of the
ehower at noon, the warm spell contin
ues here and throughout central Ohio
The thermometer early to-day register
ed seventy-one degrees, according to
the -weather bureau, and the shower of
rain took it down to sixty degrees.
Store doors were open all day and the
day was exactly like a spring day.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 22. Rain Is fall
ing to-day over the central and gulf
states from the great lakes to the Gulf
of Mexico. Snow is reported from Iowa
to Northern Texas with a fall in tem
perature of from thirty to forty degrees
during the past twenty-four hours, but
the temperature in Kentucky and
Southern Indiana continues abnormal
ly high, the weather bureau thermom
eter in Iiouisyille registering sixty-six
this morning.
Statement That Conditions Are Stend
lly Improving.
New York, Jan. 22. With the opening
of the fourth week of the printers'
etrike, the local Typothetae to-day is
sued a statement declaring that, from
their point of view, the conditions are
steadily improving. The statement
"The fourth week of the strike com
mences most auspiciously for the Ty
pothetae. Not a half dozen men were
lost over Sunday, and the gains to-day
have offset these losses many times
over. There are no defections from the
flehting line. The manager of our lino
type and monotype school reports that
lie is almost ready to graduate another
class of full-fledged machine opera
tors." .
Grandson of Sir Robert Peel Defeated
at Harrow.
T-nndmi. Jan. 22. The liberal gains
ntlnue. The Hon. William Robert
Wellesley Peal,' son and heir of Vis
Peel, and grand son of Sir Rob
ert Peel, was defeated for the Harrow
division of Middlesex to-day by the
Hhpral candidate, J- Gibb. The seats
are now distributed as follows:
Liberals, 267; unionists, 117; nation
alists, 79; laborites, 42.
France to Send Wedding Gift.
Paris, Jan. 23. The Matin this morn
ing says that the French government
has decided to send to Miss Alice
Hoosevelt a magnificent piece of gobe
lin tapestry as a wedding present.
Marriage of King Alfonso
Madrid. Jan. 22. The marriage of
King Alfonso and Princess Ena of Bat.
tenberg will be shortly officially an
New York's Attorney General May Out
line Plan In Chicago
Albany, Jan. 22. It was learned to
day upon high authority that Attorney
General Mayer would probably an
nounce at the conference of insurance
superintendents and attorneys-general
in Chicago February 1 his intended
course in connection with the, revela
tions of the Armstrong committee con
cerning the Mutual and New York Life
Insurance companies. He has already
begun action against the Equitable Life
Assurance society. . . , ; , . .
It was reliably stated this afternoon
that the attorney-general's'action would
be governed, in some measure, by that
of the self-Investigation committees of
the two companies and the meeting of
the Mutual trustees to- be heJd Wednes
day. The attorney-general himself would
not be quoted about the matter.
Prison for Packer if He Does Not Di
vulge Information
Chicago, Jan. 22. Edward A. Cuda
hy, the Omaha packer, was directly
threatened with imprisonment by Com
missinnp.r Garfield if Mr. Cudahy refu-
ed to give the commissioner informa
tion regarding the packing business, ac
neV Cowin in court to-day, Mr. Cowin
argued that the securing of evidence
against the packers trom tne pacuers
themselves in itself constituted a prom
1st of immunity to the informants.
Plenipotentiaries at Moroccan Confer
ence Entertained , by Continuous
Fencing Between the Skillful Revoll
and the Downright Von Tottenbach
An Interesting and Momcntuous
Struggle Ahead
Algerciras, Jan. 22. The plenlpoten
tiaries were entertained at to-day s
sitting of the Moroccan conference by
an almost continuous skirmish between
M- Revoil, head of the French delega
tion, and Count Von " Tattenbach, the
Wnnd of Germany's delegates. While
the amenities were carefully observed
the other delegates were conscious that
to-day was the beginning ot riesn con-
Hvvvprslps hp'tween franco ana uer-
many, which are likely to be' long pro
trai'ted and .of Increasing earnestness.
Th stvies of fence displayed oy tne
two plenipotentiaries : suggested their
differences of race. JVL. Kevoil was
keen, analytical of mind, skilled in fine
diplomatic phrasings, and witn a grace
of expression and a winning personal
ity. Count Von Tattenbach was down
rieht of sDeech and soldierly in manner,
trusting to the solidity of his ideas and
of his facts. ,
The two olenlootentiarles are not in
sympathty and draw apart outside tne
council room. Both are or man amDi
tlon. and it will be difficult for either
to yield to the other.
Latter Would Make Strong Candldnte
for Governor.
New York, Jan. 22. Charles F. Mup
phy, leader of Tammany Hall, said that
Bird S. Coler would be a strong candi
date of the democratic party for gov
ernor next year- . '
Asked if he would support Mr. Coler,
Mr. Murphy said it is too early to an
swer that question. "I will only say
that iMr. Coler would be a strong can
dldate," said Mr. Murphy.
Mr. Coler was elected president of
the borough of Brooklyn on the Hearst
municipal ownership ticket last No
vember. When Mr. Murphy's remarks
were repeated to him he said: "I am
not a candidate for governor or any
thing else. It is all a big surprise to
One Called for Friday at Hotel Garde
in New Haven.
Brideenort. Jan. 22. Secretary James
H. O'Rourke of the Connecticut league
this mornlns announced that he would
call a meeting of the Connecticut league
for Friday, January 26, in the Hotel
Garde at New Haven. The most im-
Dortant matter to come up is the selec
tion of a supervisor of umpires to suc
ceed Mayor Rellly of Meriden, who re
Rumor That Danaher Has Sold.
Meriden, Jan. 22. A rumor was in cir.
culation to-night in New Haven and
this city that C. J. Danaher had sold
the franchise of the New Haven base
ball team to two prominent lawyers of
New Haven. Mr. Danaher was ap
proached to-night on the subject, but
declined to affirm or deny the report
It is believed that Mr.. Danaher has at
last some around to the price which
the New Haven men wish to pay
much lower sum than he at first asked,
$10,000 to Aid Irish Nominees.
Rnston. Jan. 22. An order for $10
000 was cabled to-day to John Red
mond. M. P.. in Dublin, by the national
officers of the National Irish league of
America, to enable the lrlsn party to
fitrht the remaining contests in the gen
eral election this week. There are sev
eral close contests s et unsettled in Ire
land, the last of which will be decid
ed on Saturday next.
To Meet Them Some Time in February
'Sensational Scene in Convention
Echo of Attack Made on John Mitch
ell by Robert Randall a Yenr Ago
Miners' Leader Declares Statement
That He Sold Out Colorado Men is a
Lie Civic Federation.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 22. The gen
eral scale committee of the United
Mine Workers' convention at 4 o'clock,
this afternoon made its report .to the
convention. The report will be taken
up for consideration to-morrow morn
ing. It demands the admission to the
union of certain districts, whose oper
ators are willing to participate; a eu-
eral advance ot 12 1-2 per cent.: over
the present scale;, a run of mine basis,
that the differential between pick and
machine mining shall be seven cents; a
uniform outside day wage scale; "that
all yardage and dead work be advanc
ed the 12 1-2 per cent-; that no boy
under sixteen years of age shall be
employed in or around the mines; that
eight hours shall constitute a day's
work, and that when the men go into
the mines in the morning they shall toe
"entitled to two hours pay whether or
not the mine works the full two hours.
This contract Is to become effective
April 1, 1907.
After the noon recess President
Mitchell made the announcement that
the committee consisting of the execu
tive board and of officers of three an
thracite districts appointed at Chicago
during the December convention would
meet the presidents of the coal carry
ing railroads and the representatives
of the Indiana Independent Operators'
association on February 15 at such
place as may hereafter be designated.
There was a sensational scene in the
convention to-day, which was an echo
of the attack made on John Mitchell by
Robert Randall of Doitz, Wyo., in last
years convention. Randall charged
Mitchell at that time with having sold
out the miners in the Colorado strike,
and Mitchell made a reply claiming the
statement to be a lie. Randall was ex
pelled from the organization.
To-day a delegate named Germane of
Mount Olive,. 111., made the charge that
some of Randall's statements last year
were correct.
He presented a letter from Secretary
Heywood, of the Western Federation of
Miners, in which Heywood denied the
statement made in Mitchell's address of
Saturday last that the Western Federa
tion members were taking the places of
the United Mine Workers on strike.
Mr. Mitchell made reply to this in a
very heated statement, denouncing
Randall's action last year, branding
Heywood's statements as false and clt
ing the places where Western Federa
tion miners had taken the places of the
United Mine Workers on strike. He
named several places in Colorado and
cited districts Nos. 2 and 14, and parts
of Washington state.
President Mitchell again referred to
the charge that he had sold out the
Colorado strike and was strong In his
denunciation of those making the
charge. He was loudly cheered.
Mr. Mitchell said that the association
he had with the members of the Civic
Federation had always been turned to
the advantage of the United Mine
Workers of America. He had not com
mitted the organization to anything.
The Civic Federation was composed of
twelve honorable gentlemen, themselves
employes of Union labor. The cardinal
principle of the Civic Federation, he
said, was to maintain friendly relations
with organized labor. The Civile Fed
eration had favored the trade agree
ment and in recognizing the trade
agreement had recognized organized la
bor. "True," he said, "It has men like
Mr. Eliot, but if we all thought alike
there would be no organized labor and
no mine workers' organization. There
would be no necessity for them."
John H. Walker, a socialist leader,
was recognized by Mr. Mitchell He said
the argument was tending to widen the
breach between the mine workers and
the Federation of Westernt Miners. He
urged harmony.
f.1,450,000 for Chicago Vnl versify Mrs
Harper Provided For.
Chicago, Jan. 22. Announcement was
made to-night at a special meeting of
the University of Chicago board of
trustees that John D. Rockefeller had
just given to the university $1,450,000.
Of this sum $1,000,000 is for the perma
nent endowment, $250,000 to cover the
current expenditures or deficit of the
various departments of the university
up to July 1, 1907, and the remaining
$100,000 of the gift is to provide a fund,
the interest of which is to go to the
widow of President W. R, Harper dur
ing her lifetime. f
Gift From the Russians.
Washington, Jan. 22. Baron Rosen
to-day presented to the V. S. S. May
flower, in behalf of Count Witte, him
self and the other delegates to the
Portsmouth conference, a handsome
punch bowl, in recognition of the hos
pitality which was extended to the dele
gates on board that vessel during the
course of the peace conference.
Confined to His Bed With Bronchial
New York, Jan. 22. j:
era! Joseph Wheeler, U.
S. A., retired,
is seriously ill at the residence of his
sister, Mrs. Sterling Smith, 173 Colum
bia Heights, Brooklyn, f He has been
confined to his bed for three days with
a bronchial affection following a stub
born cold. General Wheeler is now
sixty-nine years old, and his age. causes
fear of the result of his illness should It
develop into pneumonia. His physi
cians are doing all in their power to
avert this result, whith was threatened
Storm of Alternating Rain,
t Sleet and Snow.
Chicago, Jan. 22. A severe storm of
alternating rain, sleet and snow which
commenced Just before midnight last
night tied up eleveated roads, crippled
other transportation and stopped wire
communication for many hours to-day.
Traffic in the business section, however,
was opened this 'afternoon, A work
man hazarded his life on the- elevated
road by holding a scraper on the third
rail Just in front of the transmission
shoe wiille the train was moving and
thereby cleared the way for the first
Wilderness of Serpentine Beautifies
Hyperion Pranks of the Class of
1800 Big Yale Blue Banner Their
Substitute for Curtain The Various
, Germans of the Evening Prepara
tions at the Armory for This Even
ing's Great Event.
Beauty of woman and glory of song
united to make the annual promenade
concert of the Yale, Glee, Banjo and
Mandolin clubs at the Hyperion last
evening a delightful opening to the
real events of the junior promenade.
Beauty in the entrancing expectations
of the coming events brought up by a
continuous stream of carriage after
carriage, gathered to the salutations of
the merry freshmen high above when
the juniors and their hosts assembled.
Way up amid the clouds of their, own
conceits the gentlemen, of 1909 and
190SS. enjoyed the concert as only
freshmen can, high above the strains of
the music but within communicating
distance of the fair daughters of earth
While yet it he guests assembled the
freslimen rained down showers of ser
pentine, with occasional small showers
of confetti, and when the Banjo club
came forth to commence the ' pro
gramme the vista was oneof a tangled
wlldwood of serpentine from gallery to
Down from the gallery came Showers
of serpentine and cards bearing grinds
on 1907 and rehearsing the eralses of
1909. Down also came the little billet
doux tablets, dangling before the
sparkling eyes of the girls. Many were
the merry answers returned on the
tablets, and that the requests for vio
lets and tokens were answered, the
flowers in the possession of the fresh
men when they came away "testified'.
Among the contrivances that 1909 had
arranged to catch the prom guests' at
tention were the toy baloons, blue with
1909 upon them.
Then thinking that the Glee club con
cert deserved a curtain as well as any
other entertainment, down came the
enormous blue banner that covered al
most the entire proscenium, and which
they raised and lowered as was appro
priate. One of the cards from 1909 to the
prom, girl informed them of the com
parative values of 1907 and 1909 In
this fashion:
"Oh, maiden fair, with eyes so blue,
How can you look at him?
His face is pale,
From Mory's ale,
And his eyes are blurred and dim.
It is with pain
And great disdain
We see the fix you're in.
But wait, we say,
Until the day
When Nlneteen-nine gets in."
Another card inviting the girls to the
freshmen Olympus read:
"Oh, ope, thine eyes to this thy fault
Come up into our heaven.
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Oldest Member of Peace Society.
Winthrop, Mass., Jan. 22. Rev. How
ard C. Dunham, a well known clergy
man of the Methodist denomination,
and at the time of his death the oldest
member of the American Peace society,
died at his home here to-day, aged
ninety-three years.
' Dramatist Stepht nson Dead.
London, Jan. 22. B- C. Stephenson,
the dramatist, died to-night In collab
oration with Clement1 Scott ha wrote
"Peril," "Diplomacy" and many other
successful plays. ,
From Life to Twenty Years
Manila, Jan. 22. The sentence of
Lieutenant Pendleton, who was con
demned to life imprisonment for mur
der, has been reconsidered and changed
to imprisonment for twenty years.
Vladivostok Squadron at Colombo.
' St. Petersburg, Jan, 22 The Vladi
vostok squadron, consisting of the
cruisers Grmoboi, Bogatyr and Rossia,
arrived at Colombo, Ceylon, yesterday.
The cruisers are stUl at Colombo,
MARTIAL. Midshipman Mayo, Testifying in His
Own Behalf, Swears That Lieutenant
C. P. Snyder, the Officer in Charge of
Bancroft Hull, Had Used Language
Generally Interpreted by Upper Class
men to Mean That They Should Dis
cipline Fourth Classmen by Hazing.
Annapolis, Md., Jan. 22 For the first
time since the present hazing trials be
gan evidence was to-day before the
court-martial tending to support the
assertion that officers on duty at An
napolis have winked at hazing., Mid
shipman Claude B. Mayo, testifying in
his own behalf, swore that Lieutenant
C. P. Snyder, the officer in charge of
Bancroft hall last September, had used
language which was generally inter
prated by the upper-class midshipmen
to mean that they should discipline the
fourth-class men by applying some of
the usual hazing methods.
Chaplain H. H. Clark, of the naval
academy, testified that Mayo had ex
pressed himself as opposed to hazing,
and Commander T. G. Dewey, of the
department of discipline, read Mayo's
record at the academy and stated that
it was very good.
Midshipman H. B. Reibe, of the first
class, testifiod as to the fourth-class
men laughing in ranks, and said that
Lieutenant Snyder had asked Brainard
what was the matter with the fourth
class and Brainard replied: "They don't
get enough of it,"
The officer then asked him why and
Brainard said; "We don't get at them
"That's so," the officer , replied, ac
cording to the witness, and there was
something said, he thought, about the
officer going away after dinner.
Roland M. Brainard, with whom
Lieutenant Snyder had the alleged con
versation, repeated it substantially as
did the previous Witness, and testified
that he had the! same understanding ot
Midshipmen Arthur E. Garcelon and
W. J. Eccleston gave similar testimony
Mayo then told of the conversation,
but he did not remember exactly what
was said by the officer about leaving
the building, though he received an im
pression that he would do so, which
was strengthened, he said, by the fact
that, the officer actually did leave the
building after dinner. He had then, he
said, gone to the rooms of some fourth-
class men and had put them on their
heads or caused them to do the "six
teenth" for a very short time each. He
had held a watch, he said, so that the
time would not be too long, and had
scratched their names from a .list so
that they would not be punished twice.
Lieutenant C. P. Snyder was called
by the prosecution in rebuttal. He re
membered only that he had spoken to
Brainard about the laughter. He de
nled positively, however, that he had
said to Brainard that he was going to
leave the building.
Expenditures for Next Fiscal Year Es
mated at Over Half Billion.
Toklo, Jan. 22. Mr. Suglta, leader of
the constitutional party, was to-day
elected speaker of the lower house of
the diet
In the budget, whiah will be introduc
ed In parliament to-morrow, the expen
dltur&s for the next fiscal year are es
timated at $515,000,000, including $115
000,000 for ordinary administrative ex
penses. The ordinary receipts are esti
mated at $120,000,000. The deficit of
over $395,000,000 will be met in part by
the war taxes and by the sale of sur
plus war materials,- leaving a balance
of $215,000,000 to be liquidated mainly
by the proceeds of a loan. Of this bal
ance $75,000,000 which is to be devoted
to the payment of rewards, will be
paid in bonds. The government also
expects to receive about $40,00,000 from
other sources, principally from the Rus
sian government in payment of the cos
of maintaining Russian prisoners of
war in Japan. The loan to be floated
will approximate about $100,000,000.
The estimates do not include the ex
penses to be incurved in the develop
ment of Korea and Manchuria.
Good Weather and Course Conditions
Promised for To-day.
Ormond Beach, Fla-, Jan. 22. The
chief event on the Ormond-Daytona
Beach automobile' course to-day was
the time made by Stanley, who rode one
kilometre in 19 1-5 seconds. In the
course of the day most of ttie cars for
the races which begin to-morrow were
weighed. One or two went over their
class-weight and had to be stripped.
The Vanderbilt 250-horse power racer
was brought out of the garage to-day
and tried for a short distance. Present
indications point to good weather and
course conditions to-morrow.
Thinks Filipinos Should Have Portfolio'
Manila, Jan. 28. T. H. Pardo de
Tavara has resigned his position as a
member of the United States Philip
pine commission, assigning as a reason
his belief that the Filipinos should
have a portfolio.
- New Companies.
Hartford, Jan. 22. Articles of incor
poration have been filed with the sec
retary of state by the Jones-Morga
company of Waterbury capitalized at
$50,000 and the J. H. Ruben company
of New Haven capitalized at $15,000-
Round of Banquets and Visits for Im
perial Commissioners.
Washington, Jan, 22. a' tentative
programme prepared for the entertato-
mentof the Imperial Chinese commis
sion, expected here to-morrow, looks to
round of banquets and visits to points
of interest calculated to prove attract
ive 'to the oriental eye. The visitors
will be received by Secretary Root to
morrow, and by the president on the
day following. They will lunch at the
new Y. M. C. A- building Thursday
and dine that night at the Chinese le
gation. Secretary Root will entertain
them at dinner Saturday. Monday fol
lowing they will visit Mount Vernon
on the Dolphin, and the remainder of
the week will be given up to visits to
Fort Myer, the capltol and the library
of Congress. The nartv will lvn
Washington on the night of the 31st
instant for New York.
Four Bridgeport Men and a Brewery
Fined $100 and Costs.
Bridgeport, Jan. 22. Four saloon
keepers and a brewery company were
fined $100 and costs each by Judge
Nicholson in the city court to-day, for
violation of the excise law. The fines
were the result of raids made yester
day by the police, following orders' to
clean up the city," issued at police
headquarters Saturday, night. One of
the saloons raided had a license in the
name of the Connecticut Breweries, and
warrant was drawn against this
company. John Belck, manager of the
place, was also arrested.
First Noticed Throwing Monev tn
School Children Answers Descrip
tion of Frank j. Constantlne, Who Is
Wanted in Connection With the Mur
der of Mrs. William Gentry Ques
tioned by Sheriff Scranton but Is Al
lowed to Go.
Madison.Jan, 22. Just before 1 o'clock
to-day, a stranger, fairly well dressed,
made his appearance here and go
ing to the school house began throwing
money to the children, five, twenty-Ave
and fifty cent pieces. The teacher who
saw him thought he was acting rather
strangely and made the children return
tiie coins to hlir. He then went down
the street to the plumbing'' shop of W.
B. Clark, wheVS he offered some sil
verware, knives and forks, for sale at
a very low price. Clark bought about
$2 worth from him. In the mean time
some persons who had received circu
lars, giving a 'description' of Frank J.
Constantlne, who is being sought for
by the Chicago authorities in connec
tion with the number of Mr. William
Gentry of that city, informed Sheriff
Scranton that they thought the strang
er bore a close resemblance to the de
scription given in the circular' of Con
stantlne. The sheriff immediately start
ed out to find ttve man and located him
at the railroad station, where after
questioning him for a few minutes he
let him go. The man told Sheriff Scran
ton that he was a sailor and was try
ing to get baok to Cape Cod. When he
was asked to give his name he wrote
on the back of one of the circulars, de
scribing Constantino, toe name of Mar
tin L. Chase, and the address, Dennis
Point, -Mass. It was" then noticed that
there was a similarity between the way
he made some of his letters, especially
the "a" and the samples of Constan
tino's writing on the circular. He is
also described as being of about the
same height ajid general makeup of
Constantlne. It is also said that he
wore the samc siaed shoes. The only
difference between Chase and the pic
ture on the circular, it is said, was a
scar on the left cheek of the stranger,
whioh appeared to have been made re
cently and was Just healing. Aftter
leaving the station the man started to
walk down the Shore Line track toward
Clinton. The next, time he was noticed
was when he went to a house near the
tracks and making his way to a
small shed at the rear of the house be
gan to disrobe. A second complaint was
was made to the sheriff, but in the
meantime the man had , evidently
thought better of his intentions, and
had disappeared. The last heard of him
was that he had taken a train, which
leaves Clinton at 4 o'clock for New
Poultney BIgelow Resigns.
Boston, Jan. 22. It was announced
to-night that Poultney Bigelow, who
recently criticised conditions in Pana
ma, had resigned his position as special
lecturer on international law at Boston
university. The latter of resignation
does not give the reasons for Mr. Bige
low's action. The university officials
say that the resignation was not due to
any action taken by them.
"Venus" of Velaaquea Bought
London, Jan. 25- The standard this
morning says it understands that the
"Venus" of Velasquez was purchased
for the nation yesterday owing to an
anonymous personage becoming the
guarantor of the purchase money. The
Paris Louvre had without avail offered
$250,000 for the canvas.
Important Step Taken.
New York, Jan. 22 An Important
step was taken in the Equitable Life
litigation to-day, when Attorney-General
Mayer filed with Justice Bischoft,
of the New York stat supreme court,
his brief against the oJd Alexander
Hyde management.
Annual Session of Interstate Associa
tion Roosevelt Impresses on the
Delegates the Necessity of Instruct
ing Their Commands in" Target Prac
tice and Original Initiative as Indi
vidual Soldiers Alignment Not of the
Slightest Consequence. '
Washington, Jan. 22. Forty-three
states with 122 delegates were repre
sented at the annual meeting of the In
terstate National Guard association to
day. Pennsylvania sent 20 delegates,
Illinois 14 and Ohio 10, these being too
largest state delegations. Senator;
Charles A. Dick of Ohio, head of the
organization, presided. President
(Roosevelt, Secretary Taft, Assistant
Secretary of 7 War Oliver, General
George H. Harris, commanding the Dis
trict of Columbia" National Guard, andj
Senator Dick were among the speakers.
President Roosevelt spoke to the dele
gates this afternoon in the east room
of the White house. He impressed up
on them toe necessity of instructing
their commands in target practice and
original initiative as individual sol
diers. Later the delegates were intro
duced individually to the president.
The president spoke as follows: '
"I trust it is hardly necessary for me
to say what a genuine pleasure It is t
meet to-day to greet this organization.
I have been a member of the National
Guard myself and both , at the time
when I was governor and since I have
been president and even when I was
assistant secretary of the navy, I have
always done all that in me lay to fur
ther the interests of the National
Guard. ;:'
"I have a good many things on hand,
but one of the things that is interest
ing me moat at present, Senator Dick,
is the encouragement of rifle practice
in the National Guard- I want to have
it understood, gentlemen, that I do not
care anything like as much for how
your regiments march and perform on
parade ground and armory manoeuvres
as I care for how they are instructed
in the work that would make them val
uable soldiers in time of, war. I earn
estly hope that the National Guard,
and,' Mr. Taft, the regular army ajso,
especially ,the regular army witfJfrir
and more have the kind of instruc
tion that will make it second naturo
for the man who marohes to march
fully equipped as he would be in time
of war- If he is trained to march
that way he will not throw away his
equipment the first time he goes to
war; otherwise he will do it. I wan
to see the average National Guardsman
know how to shoot well. I want t
. (Continued on Sixth Page.)"
Clause Buffeted About in House De
bote Yesterday. i'
Washington, Jan. 22 With a point ofj
order impending, the eight-hour clause
of the Panama canal Item in the urgent
deficiency bill was buffeted about in
debate during the greater part of to
day's session of the house. The debate
was "general," however, and the point
of order, which will be by Mr. Hogg, of
Colorado, or by Mr. Williams, the mi
nority leader, can only be made when
the section is considered for amend
ment. '
While the eight-hour provision of the
Panama part of the bill is what is ob
jected to most strenuously, speeches
were made for and against the admin
istration's canal policy. Mr. Williams,
the minority leader, declared the worls
of digging ought to be done by con
tract. Mr. Dearmond, of Missouri, im
mediately contended that this could not
be done successfully. Mr. Burton, ot
Ohio, urged that congress should scru
tinize appropriations. Mr. Hepburn, ot
Iowa, urged the necessity of contral
ization in responsibility, and wanted,
the president held responsible for tha
Two of Propeller and One of Turbine
Type for Consolidated.
It was officially announced yesterday;
that contracts have been let by tha
New York, New Haven and Hartford1
railroad management for the construc
tion of three vessels, two of the pro.
peller and one of the turbine type, to ba
used for freight transportation between
New York and' Boston, on what ia
known as the "Outside Line.'' This
line runs around Cape Cod. :
Kaiser Decorates M. Witte.
Berlin, Jan. 22. The presentation by;
Emperor William of the Chain and
Great Cross of the Order of the Red
Eagle to Count Witte was announced
Little Hope for Cardinal Gottt
Milan, Jan. 22. There is little hope fof
the recovery of Cardinal Gottl, who has
sent to Pope Plus X. asking the apos
tolic benediction.
Shipping News.
v I
New York, Jan. 23. Steamer Moltke,
Hamburg, Dover and Boulogne for New"
York, in communication by wireless
telegraph with Siaseonset, Mass., 1 a.
m., 130 miles east of Nantucket lleht
shlp, will dock 8:30 a. m. Wednesday.
Cherbourg, Jan .19. Sailed: Steamer"
Deutschland, New York.
Havre, Jan. 20. Sailed: Steamers
La Touraine, New York not La Lor-
raine, a3 before reported).

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