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21ST YEAIi, ISO 105. STAUNTON", VIRGINIA, FBI DAT MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1911 a CENTS A COPY
PEACE KEYNOTE OFTATTMESSAGE President Sends Special Commu nication To Congress TELLS OF PATROL OF MEXICAN BORDER Relation With Russia and Chinese Situation Are Also special message on foreign rela thwjs, which was sent to Congress today. After directing attention to the fact that the United States i s at present on the most cordial terms with all the other world pow ers Taft lauds the ar bitration treaties which this coun try has negotiated with France anr I at Britain and expresses sincere hope that the Senat: ratify them at once. Arbitration Treaties, pon the topic of "Arbitration" president hag the following tf "The year just passed mark: an important general movement or the part of the powers for broadei arbitration. In the recog nition of the manifold benefit: to mankind in the extension o. the policy of the settlement of in ternational disputes by arbitration 'tion rather than by war, and in re ponse to a widespread demanc for an advance in that _irectio; on the part of the people of the United States and of Great Brit am and of France, the terms o which were designed, as expressee in the preamble of these treaties: to extend the scope and obligation: of the policy of arbitration adoptee in our present treaties with thes governments. To pave the way foi this treaty with the Uniter States Great Britain negotiated ai important modification in its al liance with Japan, and the Frenc! government also expedited the nc gotiations with signal good will. Tli< new treaties have been submitte( to the Senate and are awaiting it; advice and consent to their rati fication. All the essentials of these important treaties have long beer known, and it is my earnest hope that they will receive prompt am favorable action." Guarding the Mexican Border. The message contains the first official explanation of the movement of United States troops along the Mexican border at the time of the Madero revolution in Mexico The President stated that advices fron Henry Lane Wilson, United State' ambassador at Mexico City, indicatee that the situation at Mexico was much graver than press dispatche. implied. Fearing for the lives 01 the 40,000 Americans in Mexico, Mr Taft "took a good deal of responsi bility," as he phrased it, and ordereel fiit the soldiers and warships. At the same time President Taft noti- | fied President Diaz of Mexico that nc alarm need be felt as the troops were to be used only to enforce neu trality and to prevent the shipment of arms across the Rio Grande from the American side. "It seemed my duty," said Mr. Taft, "to put troops where, if Con gress had directed that they en**' Mexico, effective movement c.c have been made promptly." President Taft declared that presence of the troops had a go" feet. He further explainod *_■■ restraint of the United St?t = ernment, even after cR-vHi' resulted from bullets fire_ -_- international line, was ace. a lack of force, but a desire tc a.„.. intervention. The friendship of the United States with Mexico is now closer than ever, the message says. Touching upon the anti-Madero revolution, inaugu rated by General Bernado Reyes, who was arrested by the Federal authorities for plotting an insurrec tion against a friendly power on United States soil, the President de clared that this country was merely following out a policy of respecting the cotemporaneous recoginized con stitutional authority in Mexico. President Taft also voiced his pleasure that war had been probably averted by the United States in act ing as meditator in a boundary dis- AND VINDICATOR. IP CHRISTMAS SHOPPING RUSH IS FAIRLY ON luflton Merchants Have Stocks That Will Enable Anyone to Make Any Kind ITH only sixteen more days to come before the big day, the rush of Christmas shopping is on in earnest. Every day this week jrowds of eager gift-hunter s have thronged the Staunton stores, their presence proving that the campaign for early buying has not been alto gether in vain. Piloted by mother and big sister May, little Willie has visited I the shops where toys are being displayed, and ha s left a big order ings which Santa Claus will deliver on Christmas morning. Willie Icked out a nice red "choo-choo" train with seven coaches, a drum, ;ic lantern, one of those little carpenter sets with a saw with Willie can amputate the legs of the piano, a sled, a velocipede, 1 and a gun with which he can smash the parlor mirror. He will isfied, though, with just the tools and the gun if Santa Claus can't ?e to bring along the rest. Bless Willies little heart. He always n unselfish child. , Meanwhile big brother Percy has just about decided what to get or Mame. After spending several sleepless weeks in puzzling over his momentous question he has made up his mind to buy for the dear est girl in the world one of those hand bags, the silver kind, or an um brella, a manicure set, a watch and chain —either some of these or a ;et of Will Shakespeare's works or some of Bob Chamber's stuff. He ' vill have lost several more pounds and a few more nights' sleep before ie finally decides just which Mame would like best. And all the while .lame is knitting for Percy a nice green tie. A. other, Too Is Busy Mother, too, has her hand s fu lat this busy season. Cakes are to >c baked, presents are to be selecte d for every member of the household 'nd for others outside, the house must be cleaned so as to be bright and resh for the holidays, the turkey must be ordered, and there are a mil ion other things besides Willie to claim her attention every minute f the time from now on till Christmas. Down at the office father wears a worried look and wonders .here in the world the money is coming from to meet all of the demands hat are being made upon him. Poor father! He dopes it out that he 3n't any better off this Christmas than he was last, and that the chances ire that by the time next Christmas rolls around things will bo even .orse. Nothing but. a machine, that's all he is, thinks father; a ma hine to make money for others to spend. However, father will forget 11 about hi s grouch and the struggle will again seem worth while when ie has the family gathered around him on Christmas Eve. Seriously, there never was another year when the Staunton stores lisplaycd as attractive an assortment of holiday merchandise a s they lo this season. Taking it all the way through, in every line of busi less one finds the choicest selections of Christmas ware s at prices which :ould hardly be lower even in the larger cities. Plenty To Select From The jewelry stores are magnificent with their Christmas elisplays >f precious stones and metals: the offering- of the book and art stores ,re more varied and attractive than ever before, the department stores •,re literally crammed full of a thousand varieties of things all selected vith an eye to the needs cf the Yule tide shopper. And so on down the me, in practically every Staunton store the prospective buyer Ctnds an jas'y solution for one or many of the problems incident to the purchas- Tlie campaign for early shopping is having a more general effect his year than ever before. Having no desire to again experience the lardships and disappointments attendant upon eleventh hour buying peo )!e this year are making their selections early, and are thus making the ast few days' rush easier for tired store-folk while at the same time hey are making much more satisfactory purchases for themselves than ivill be possible later on. UO. IMPROVEMENTS MISS STAUNTON LINE Double Tracking Under Way Will Not Effect This Division The publication :i. statements to :he effect that Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad will have completed th- .uking of its lines from T i ,vs to Cincin nati by J- -as raised the hope in F _at thi s division Df the ue affected. This -opoi-' is only another of .0 good to be true. .c of the new year the .pany hopes to have fin oubling of its tracks from Ky., west to Cincinnati. .1 the double track now ex etween Richmond and New ews, will bring the system up ,-dern standard, with the ex jn of the division between Rich „ d and Clifton Forge, in which di _ion Staunton happens to be. The double tracking of the moun tain division of the Chesapeake and Ohio seems to be very much like the new soft water supply that was promised Staunton, which means that it will probably come some time, but not at any time soon. __ Q NEW BRIDGE AT LYNCHBURG LYNCHBURG, Va., Dec. 7. —Plans have been accepted for a bridge to cost $4,100' to the Y. M. C. A. island play ground, which is to be erected ANOTHER QUALIFIES, J. M. H. Randolph yesterday ap peared before Judge Letcher in the JURY OF FARMERS MAY TRY PACKERS Government Attorneys Show (reference for Ruralites ' probably will decide the fate 2 ten millionaire Chicago pack ers brought to trial after eight years of delay. It was apparent today that the Government intended to chal lenge veniremen from Chicago and special Attorney Sheean indicated a pronounced preference for agricul- The defense has had no opportuni ty to show its preferences. When court reconvened today there were eleven tentative jurors in the box — all subject to peremptory challenge by the Government and not yet ques tioned by the defense. A wide difference of opinion as to the Sherman law was developed among veniremen today. Several de clard their opposition to any form of governmental regulation for busi ness, and others were violently against the Sherman law. There was no abatement today in the crowd before Judge Carpenter's court room, and the same precau- The Actual Circulation Yesterday of the Dispatch-News Was 4,136 NEW RECORDS MADE BY NATIONAL BANKS lets, Deposits And Resources Show Big Improvement FLECT PROSPERITY OF UNITED STATES iptroller Says Legislation is ceded to Curb Dishonest Bank Officials ASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 7.— records for prosperity were c in the fiscal year ending Oc r 31, 1911, according to the an report of the Government ptroller of the Currency, submit ted to Congress today by Lawrence O. Murray. The document, while Ie up almost exclusively of figures nteresting from the standpoint lowing the growing prosperity of United States and the augmenta of wealth at a.rate of no less i sensational, lie year was a banner one for banks. On June 7 last, accord to the report, the total of bank assets in this country aggregated $10,383,048,694, the highest figure ever recorded since the beginning of the national bank system in this On September 1, 1911, individual deposits reached $5,489,995,011, the highest ever attained in the his tory of the banking system. Upon the same date the bank note cur rency outstanding was $69G,928,033, |:her new record. This was near mc-fifth of the total amount of metallic and other currency of he report states that the bonded : of the United States Govern t. on October 31, 1911, was 3,349,390. Accompanying the report arc a number of recomuienda -13 from the national banking ne of these demand, an amend t to make it a criminal act for any officer of a national bank to ac cept a gift of any value from one who contemplates making a loan. Mr. Murray calls "the dishonest practice of national bank officers of living personal compensation a i-iig evil," and declares that it reached proportions where legis nis necessary. He also demands the statute of limitations be ndeel ten years so that it shall be easier to punish bank attaches Ise crimes go undetected for a ber of years. he resources of the 7,301 nation mk s in the United States on Sep i>er 1, 1911, were $10,379,439,- The Weatherman Says There's just about so much in life, no matter what you take; the | sums of both extremes will always a good average make. If all the bad in all the world were aver aged with the good, the total would be much like what we'd all make if we could. If all the cloudy days were mixed with all the many bright, the sun would shine some every day and that would be all right. If all the rain that comes in spring were scat tered through the year, ther'd al- Kbe big crops and tales of th we'd never hoar. If these cold winds that blow today should f\ those of July before they reach , 'twould reduce the bills for I buy. But life is made of ups and downs, and if it were not so, 'twould be a sad monotony. I'm glad the cold winds blow. ■THE FORECAST: iir Friday, Saturday increasing diness, probably rain in the southwest portion; light variable winds. /^^~"sv CARRING TON BARRED FROM PEN BY WARDEiS _ Reinstated Physician Refused Admits Gate-City Court and Pris Directors at Odds RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 7. —The doors to the State penitentiary were gently but firmly closed in the face of Dr. Charles V. Carrington this morning by Superintendent James B. Wood, of the prison. Dr. Carring ton, who was reinstated Tuesday, notified the chairman of the board of directors of the penitentiary in writ ing yesterday that he, as reinstated surgeon of the institution would be gin again his active duties today. Major Wood said to Dr. Carring ton this morning that he (Wood) had been ordered by the board of directors to refuse admittance to the prison to Dr. Carrington should Dr. Carrington call. For this reason Major Wood would not permit Dr. Carrington to pass the gate. Dr. Carringotn would not be in terviewed today. This action on the part of the orison officials is thought by some to be a fling in the face of Judge R. Carter Scott, of the city circuit court who two days ago, by a peremptory mandamus, reinstated Dr. Carring ton in office. Disregarding this ac rion by the court the board of direc tors of the prison today ordered their superintendent to refuse ad mittance to the reinstated surgeon. The issue i s a clearly drawn one between Judge Scott, of the city circuit court, and members of the penitentiary board. Threat of "Fire" Wood. "If Major Wood, superintendent of the penitentiary, allows Dr. Charles V. Carrington to enter the walls of that institution in any other capacity than that of a private citi zen, Major Wood will have- failed to comply with the instructions given him by the board of directors and will himself be "fired" from office before night. rt This utterance wa s made by Luth er L. Scherer, member of the peni tentiary board of directors. "No," continued Mr. Scherer, "I lo not think that the board will act in this matter in contempt of the rulings of the circuit court of the city of Richmond. But I will say that the board is determined to run the penitentiary to suit them selves. The circuit court can run its own business and the penitentiary board will attend to it s affairs." Mr. Scherer was asked whether he did not consider that the juris- CHANLER SEniES WITH PRIMA DONNA ■ Secretive About Amount Given ■ YORK, Dec. 7. —"I have set _ Cavalieri," announced "Sheriff Bob" Chandler on his return today from Paris. "The transaction was purely a financial one, and she will obtain a divorce in the French courts within four or five months. ■will be no reconciliation." ller would not name the t he settled on the prima dona. It generally is unedrstood, however, that Lina Cavalieri is $70,000 richer Chanler said he didn't want to dis cuss his matrimonial affairs because "It wouldn't be etiquette and I've been extremely polite in this whole TOY SHIP AFIRE PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 7. —Fire which broke out in the hold of the steamship Dania, toy laden from Germany, spread so rapidly that the combined efforts of the fire boats with the fire-fighting forces of the check it. As a consequence the en tire hold, in less than half an hour, was a mass of roaring flames. The Dania arrived here a few and merchandise. diction of the city circuit court reached far enough to control and govern the actions of the members of the penitentiary board. I I'ieivieleel With Pardons. "Each and every member of the penitentiary board is already provid ed and protected with a ' pardon granted by the governor of Virginia,' said Mr. Scherer, "which should serve as a guarantee of safety against Mr. Scherer then went on to say ! that he was perfectly willing to gc to jail in his efforts to operate the State prison according to his best judgment. He continued by savin; that matters had now reached a verj acute stage between the board of the prison and Dr. Charles V. Carrington and he was of opinion that the boaro would submit to no further dictation on the part of outsiders, by which remark he appeared to imply Dr. Carrington. o MESSAGE CAME TOO LATE; COUPLE ALREADY MARRIED LYNCHBURG, Va., Dec. 7. —The police here have been requested tc prevent the marriage of Miss Rose Maloney, of New York City to Ivj Solomon, of Danville, but the re quest came too late, as the couple was married here Monday afternoor by Rev. Joseph B. Dunn. The moth er of the girl claims she is but IE years of age, though she had papers showing her age to be 21 upon whict she secured a license. It is presumed the couple went to Danville Monday ! afternoon. o ■H POSTMEN MAY TIE LP GOVERNMENT JON, Dec. 7.—A national pos- ] se, which threatens to tie up j Great Britain's postoffice service at the height of the Christmas season, is threatened. The employes demand better working conditions and higher pay. A mass meeting of postal rep resentatives will be held in Birming ham Sunday to decide on a course ■on. ANVILLE GIRL WEDS. CHBURG, Va., Dec. 7.—Miss Annie M. Wadman, of Danville and James B. Oakes, of Boston, were united in marriage here Wednesday, Rev. W. T. Palmer, officiating. GARY TO DEFENSE MOF STEEL DINNER. Congress Ought To Sanction iese Trade Meetings He Says Gary, chairman of the executive poration, raillied to the defense he so-called Gary dinners before Senate Interstate Commerce Committee today. Judge Gary saw nothing unlawful in these dinners, which the Department of Justice has reflected on in its brief in the suit against the Steel corporation. He went further and declared that if there was anything unlawful about them then Congress ought to make ■unlawful, ge Gary appeared before the ttee today for the purpose of members of the committee a chance to cross-examine him with re spect to matters he has already dis cussed. At these dinners, the state of trade was discussed and some con isder them in the nature of unlawful trade agreements. "I do not believe these meetings are unlawful under the Sherman law," said Judge Gary. Judge Gary was asked if the Unit ed States Steel Corporation made wire cheaper than the American Steel Wire Company made it. "I believe it does," said Judge Gary. o POLICE STOP RAFFLING LYNCHBURG, Va., Dec. 7.—The police have again stopped raffling games which have been conducted recently in a number of Main street stores, four or five places having been ordered yesterday to stop breaking the law. mm if GAIN FREEDOM Offered Commutation If They Tell Whole Story 3RTIE McMANIGAL GOES BEFORE GRAND JURY .yan and Gompers at Odds in Washington Over Disposition of Defense Fund ie McManigal was taken before Fed ;ral grand jury this afternoon. It is expected that the McNamara irothers will be given an opportuni y to serve the United States gov jrnment in its investigation of the illeged national dynamiting con spiracy and pernaps gain mitigation >f their prison sentences. ~ They are jxpected to reveal theV___-rmost ails of the plot of which they have guilty knowledge. When the McNamaras were told ->y Special Prosecutor Lawlor that hey would be given a chance to es ablish that they are not murderers md dynamiters at heart, they made i defiant retort, but late last night heir attitude had apparently chang- According to the attache g of the ounty jail, J. J. McNamara seemed o be thinking then of a commuted eentence—the possibility of it—and i. B. McNamara pondered over hie 'ossible last chance to get sonie hing which would recommend him 'or a pardon, or lighten his sentence HKOVeUHT TO INDIANAPOLIS INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 7.—An igen't of the Department of Justice s today on his way to Los Angeles vith a subpoena for Ortis McManigal, vho turned State's evidence against lie McNamara brothers. McManigal •vill be brought here to testify be 'ore a Federal grand jury in the !n --'estigation of the alleged national lynamiting plot. United States At orney C. W. Miller made thi s an louncement today, and said that Mc- Manigal would be brought here se cretly under heavy guard. It was gathered from his talk that the gov- WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.—There is serious split in the ways and means committee of labor leaders in channa if the fund raised by union labor for the defense of the McNamara| I brothers. Frank M. Ryan, president of the j international Association of Bridge Imd Structural Iron Workers, has , -lasheel with Samuel Gompers and he followers of the president of the -merican Federation of Labor and he man who is head of the organiza ion that claimed John J. McNamara is its secretary-treasuyrer, is on .a rain on hi s way to his headquarters in Indianapolis. Ryan, in an angry frame of mind, left Washington shortly before noon today and em phatically refused to make any state ment as to why he was leaving be fore this afternoon's session of the ways and mean- committee. The committee without Ryan, went into executive session at" 2 o'clock this afternoon. Gompers, Morrison, and the other leaders re- Pmake any statement as to n had left the city, understood that there was s about the Federation hear when Ryan and Gompers morning. The other labpr leaders appeared to be standing with the head of the Federation, and the report is that a personal clash be tween Ryan and Gompers wa g barely The two, it is said, refused to agree upon a plan for the disposi tion of the fund, and that President Gompers and several of the other leaders attempted to upbraid Ryan for some feature of his conduct. In this attempt the head of the iron worker s met the opposition half way, and the end came when Ryan, in anger, left the Federation headquar ters and later made his way to the Union Station. ~ " "