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-, .Rain Late Tonight Last Edition or Saturday "- . i . , . . . .- . -. . . . , ,i. k x r iNTpEJBER T249, REBELCHIEFTAIN DECLARES CIA General Li Proclaims Him self Provisional President. PROCLAMATION IS ANSWER TO CROWN Emperor's Advisers Dismissed, And " Probably Will Lose Their Lives. IS HOW REPUBLIC SHANGHAI, Oct. 27. General LI Tain Hung proclaimed himself pro k visional president o' the new ropub lto of China at Hankow today. No tification of the general's action has been duly received by the foreign consuls, who are assured that the . provisional government will do all ( In Its power to protect foreign inter ests during the present period of widespread unrest Li Yuan Hung has commanded the rebel forces in and about Hankow ever since the present outbreak be v ffan. It is believed his elevation of him self to the presidency will be ac cepted by the revolutionists through out the country. Answer To Crown. The proclamation of a Chinese repub lic Is the rebels' answer to the Imperial government's overtures Implied In Its surrender yesterday to tho national as sembly's demands, for a termination of tho revolutionary mavoment In con sideration of Immediate and sweeping 1 reforms, The concessions the crovarnment lfh. er made or proposed were, Jn fact, so extensive that the impression was gen-erat-ylier last night that the rebels would accept them; that the reformer, Yuan Shi Kal, would be given the premiership, and that little If any fur ther fighting was to be expected. Ob viously General LI, at any rate, does not think the jroverriment's offers were u.ade In good faith. Whether the rank and file of the revo lutionists will agree with him Is yet to be seen. It ls taken for granted, however, that he did not take his pres ent aotlon without satisfying himself concerning the trend of popular opin ion and that Jio can continue to count on the surport he has had hitherto. To Proceed Slowly. . There Js as yet no news from Han kow when the advance against Peking, threatened yesterday, will begin, but the prediction made hero Is that Gen eral LI will proceed slowly, taking town after town, as he has done In the pacr. until the capital ls In the natural spread of the revolutionary movement. Prince Chlng and Cheng Hsua'n Hual, dismissed yesterday at the national as , sembly's demand, from the respective posts of president of the cabinet' an3 minister of communications, are report ed from Peking to be virtually under- arrest and no doubt Is felt hora .hat their lives will be sacrificed If the gov ernment thinks It can gain tho revo lutionists good will by taking them. Yuan Shi Kal. who, despite his pre tense at delay, is reully advising tho Imperial governmet against tho rebels, Is winning the latter's bitter enmity and Is constantly under heavy guard to protect him against assassination. The rebes consider him a traitor, but Yuan's view is that the Feform of the present government will be better than tho chaos of a revolution. No Question Of Right Of Emperor To Seek Refuge In This Country State Department ofllclals tu!d today that if the Chinese Emperor flees to tho United States the exclusion laws would not shut him out. If the Emperor should come hero it would be as a private citizen. Ho would not figure offlclally at all In the consideration of the State Department. The matter of hls coming Is regarded as lather hypothetical as yet by the State Department. Dispatches fiom Peking state that the imperial family plans to fleo to Mukden It conditions get much worse and the rebel onswerp Is as unchecked as it has been for some time. Not In years has a deposed monarch , lived In the United S ates, deposed mon- Rrchs generally prcfcrilng the cafes chantant of Parlp to any other place in jie world, although King Manuel of Portugal has cjvlnced a fondness for the music halls of London. WEATHER REPORT. FORECAST FOR TIIR niKTmno. Increasing cloudiness, rain late to night or on Saturday. TEMPERATURES. U. 8. BUREAU. ' AT FLECK'S 8 a. m 42 1 s a. m ' i 9 a. m Si 9 a. m 10 a, m ...... 67 11 a. m ...... CO 12 noon,. , CTi 1 p. m CT 2 p. m.., CO 10 a. m t5 11 a. m 69 12 noon.......,,,,, is 1 P. m.... go 2 p. m t, Today-High 'Ide. 1:44 a. m. and 11:C0 p. m.: low tide. 8:51 a. m, and 6:00 p. m. Tomorrow High tide. 12:S0 a. m.: low tide, 6:39 a. m. and 6:50 p, m. SUN TABLE. Sun rises....... 6:21 Bun seta 8:0 Yesterday's Circulation, 58,008. BENNET BLAMES COMMISSIONERS IN KALBFUS CASE Former'Congressman, Asked .To Testify, In Reply Raps Board. , ATTACKED SYSTEM OF TAXATION IN HOUSE Defendant's Attorney Resents Let ter, And Calls Writer A "Rimjess Cipher." Former Congressman William S. Bennot of N,ew York rapped the Commissioners of the District in his answer to their telegram inviting him to tesUfy in the Kalbfus-Excise Board hearing, and immediately thereafter Frank J. Hogan, attorney for Mr. Kalbfus, rapped Mr. Bennet as hard as he could rap. With a grim smile on his face Commissioner Rudolph read former Congressman Bennet's letter, when the investigation resumed sessions this morning: Bennet's. Answer. Congressman Bennet'n left,- r. "Your telegraph of October 26, n- cervea. t. put considerable Information in regard to Mr. Kalbfus In tho Con gressional Record; also ocme Informa tion about the disparity of taxes. Be fore I left Congress tho documents that I had I turned over to n. nmrrnnt. ntlve who Is still in. Congress, and he will doubtless use thom In tho way that Bcems best to him. as I ravn him run alitHority to do so. I always regarded the rrea.t dlnnnr. lty in taxation In tho District to whlsh I called attention in tho .Hour 'nu nri. marllv the fault of tho pomplsslqneru, and I see.no, particular reason- for ap pearing beforo th'i men whomr.rAerd as responsible. liTao iKSesttean-ui v.-ivr they aro themselves to bush on tht re sult of their own actions or Inactions." When Commissioner Rudolph finished Mr. Hogan was on his feet, "This Is exactly what I expected from Former Congressman Bennet," paid Mr. Kalbfus attorney, "when I asked the Commissioners to invite him to testify. He has proved, as a source r .""""nation, to bo Just the rimless cipher he was when ho arose on the floor of the House, and, without exact information, attacked, the character of a man he never had seen and of whom he knew almost nothing. Excoriates Congressman. "The question here," continued Mr. Hogan. "is not the lack of vigilance on the part of the'CommlsHlnnom t i- whether a man shall be so cowardly, so indecent, nnri Rn rnntAmnIM .I.,. i- . w ww....(i.4ui3 nidi IJB would abuse hit. consitutlonal privileges ! ana aiiacK tne prlvato character of a man of whom he knew nothing, and refuse to right tho wrong later. "I desired that Mr.i Bennet might come before the Commissioners so that we could find out what ho knew, and on what he founded his assumptions, and who had- Inspired him. But I did not expect him to c6me. I did not think the man would bo brave enough to come; the man than by whom no more cowardly attack ever was made than hVnnade on r ?'d Keer Williams, on the floor of the House. .J!1!811 Intindel ' refer to Mr. Ben net in summing up. but I shall say now H,atJfc.may be dismlBfied with the no tice that a now wiser constituency has retired him to prlvato life." Besides thn Rpnnnt mn.,.. .i.- sion this morning was made interest ing bv thn tnsHmnnv nf 1i".l V gineer Commissioner Col. John .f11- bv the eloquent nlea of ,3 Cli1Id,?- a ,Jealer of the colored people of Washington, for fewer sa loons in districts populated by men and women of his race. v ilium J. Dugan was on the stand alBo. Mr. Dugan is the attorney al leged to nirvn tnlri T?.AwniAo . loon man, that $1,000 would be neces- u;j iu iix wie excise Doard Deroro Edwards could get his license. Mr. lJugan denied having said this i protested because the fact that he has been Indicted by a grand Jury for bribery has been dragged into thib investigation. Mr. Dugan denied hi guilt In the bribery mattor. Saloon Man Complains. Thomas Loculer. who formerly ran tho Columbia Hotel. 1413 Pennsvl vanla avenue southeast, expressed Mb bitterness because the excise board hud taken away his license In tho face of a favorable police report. Colonel Blddle gave Assessor Wll (Contlnued on Third Page.) IN Secret Service Agents Arrest Four and Recover Plates and Printing Press. Secret Service officials of tho Treas ury Departmmt reported today that Charles Saltta, Salvatore Panero, apor clhco Gravlno and Domliiico Lainb, oper atives of a counterfeiting den at 12J Suivls street, Btooklyn, N. Y )10d boon opprehendtd. Plates, printing pre's and other requl MUs of tlrst-claM counterfeltlni? estab lishments, were confiscated. The men urn- manufacturing 1W peso Colombian tiote. COUNTERFEITERS DE A CAPTURED WASHINGTON, Money King Defendants and Judge in ELBERT,' H. GARY. . HAS BECOME 'SPORT' 10 A1LUE BOY' Mrs. Elfa E. Wenger Files Spicy Answer To Petition For Separation. Denying that she hurled flat lronfe and other mlBslIes-at her husband, orthat sho ever beat him, 'as he allegesln A. suit foriiSMMirntlon fl!edtyestrr1uy, MrC EHi r, W-njtvr, in ti .!'. fift i the Dlsti'ict Euiircmo Court, du; notor izes him as "a' sport" and a "Willie Boy," and threatens to fllo a cross bill for a limited divorce, a scrap of her evldenco being a part of a letter alleged to be addressed to "Dear Ruth." The answer, uhlch was filed, through Attorneys Archer nnd Smith, states Mrs. Wonger never displayed symptoms of violent temper, as charged, and thut she never assaulted him or "In any manner Influenced the mlsernble course of his life." Mrs. Wenger cays sho married her hus band when ho was Jn "humble clrcum- .ttances," and through her efforts they oecame "prosperous." Continuing, the answer avers: "With fortune he became a sport and "tfcun iu wuiuuri nun men ana women, who, for want of a more descriptive identity are known as 'sportH.' He bo catmi, in turn what ls commonly known as a 'Wllllo boy.' "From this gradation he began to as sault and beat the defendant, with the result that she employed counsel to pro tect her rights. "Defendant thinks plaintiff's chagrin Is due to a letter ho was preparing In his own handwriting, and which fell Into her hands. It was directed to one Ruth, and is In her possession. On Its discovery she Induced him to give her $100 as a peace offering." The lotter in question merely refers to a hurried trip to the Union Station to meet some one, presumably Ruth There Is no signature, the letter being only begun when confiscated. Thieves Win Clemency By Promise To Repay Three men In the service of the janitor of the McKlnley Manual Training School wore taken to Tollce Court today by Policeman T. T. Dal housc, accused of larceny from the District of Columbia. William Rob inson, Horace Gaines, and Ernest Henderson, all colored, admitted that they sold 700 pounds of scrap steel, from the school workshop, to a Junk dealer on Seventh street. The previous clear record of the men led Assistant United States At torney Ralph Given to drop thu case on the promise of the men to buy back the steel from the Junk dealer and to carry out their original orders concerning it. C. W. Hecox. who ls In charge of tho machine shon of the school, nr. dered tho men to take the steel refuse to an O street storage establishment Instead the men sold the junk for $3.20. BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBvH-SIiBBBBBBBBBBBBBll J&fJ&MHK&S BBBBBBBBBBWiJTi'f'vTJSrs? '-"JksBBbH . WLiM&-5JYA':4iii"i . " ra2BBBBBBM iBBBBBBBBBBfc?!!'? 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Oct 27,-It Is expected hero that a settlement between the Baltimore and Ohio and Its telegraphers will soon be reached, Chairman Van Atta of the telegraphers' committee, ls In Washington, where he has been in. FBIDAY EYENXffGr, J. PIERPONT george w. Perkins: LOVELETTERSEROM IN' E Sensation Said To Implicate Many Prominent Bostonians. BOSTO bet. 27. A sensation was caused tcday In church and society cir cles when It bernme known thnt tho Boston police wero on the trail of h large number of love letters and photu traphs which havo ben surreptitiously u moved from tho apartment of tho Rev. Dr. Clarence V. T. RIcheson, slnco I he Cambiidge clergyman's arrest on the charge of having miirderej Avla Llnnell, the pretty iholr singer. The private detective has been grilled by the district attorney. It ls under stood that the detective visited the room of RIcheson and found bundles of let ters and scores of photographs from the admirers of the handsome, brilliant and fashionable young clergyman, many of them from women high In church affairs and prominent In the exclusive Back Bay society. This was one of the developments of tho great, murder myitery today when fully a dozen young women and nil many men waited at the county couit nouse In Pemberton square to be call ed before the special St-sslon of the rand jury that Is vonslderlng tho mur der of Avis LJnnoll. The police vlMt to the Carter home was thu result of startling Information to the effect that the clergyman mixed 'i paste and usad poison in confection with It at tho homo of Carter on Thurs day, October 12, two days before tho Hyannls choir singer was poisoned with cyanide of otasslum. .in appeal to Jtrrtgo Sanderson in superior court by lawyers for th" ...mice V. T RIcheson, District Attorney Pelletler today agreed not to examine further Robert Burns, a de tective employed by the defense, conference with United States Labor Commissioner Nelll. TURKISH WARSHIP SUNK. LONDON. Oct. 27. The Italian 'bat tleship Napoll has sunk a Turkish bat tleship and damaged a second near ! the entrance to the Dardanelles, ac cording to a message 'from Turin by way of the frontier to avoid the cen sorship. ARMY AVIATOR KILLED. RIIEIMS, Oct. 27. Xvlator Despar net, engrfgvd in army aerial testa, fell ,700 feet, and was Instantly killed. His machine turned over and over as It fell, and landed sixty feet from the aviator's body. IKPM- JrWtl HbbbbVHibbbbbbY BJBJBJBk i'- ' if BBBBBBBBBIIB rrf BB9?BJBfBWJ LkbbbVKbW if mmWMJ&my&mBr kJbbbhCSCbkx "&7 bF ' WKWuErr-sK V--2 aMBBBF W ' :A MrWBBBBB iBBBBBK'v- -iA BBW' J'-f -Ebbbbbb .BBBBBBBK A ' BBBBBBBBBBBf B ' bbbbbbbbbbbV Bi 1 DECISION f meaummm?- mmm., BB1BE. BBlBBlBBlBlBlBlBlBlBk S'Z' BBlBlBlBlBlBlBlBlBlBlBlBlBi -T w i - - ' m.J CT WOMEN RC S SEARCH OCTOBER 27, 19ll, Steel Prosecution MORGAN. JUDGE GEORGE GRAY, Of Third Federal Circnit, In Which teel Case Is Brought. TO y r-v i-r-" tiff in m APPROVEDBY TAET Annin, Leahy, And Bleakley To Go Roberts' Case Still Pending. President Taft today approved the recommendation of Superintendent G'lb bons of tho N'ayal Academy for the dis missal of Midshipmen Hawthorne B. Annln, of Moptana; M. A. Leahy, of Wisconsin, bojh of the second class, and F. B. Bleakley, of Now Jersey, member of the! fourth class. It was announced at the Navy De partment today that the President still has under consideration the case of Midshipman S. Roberts, member of the third class from Illinois, who was also recommended for dismissal Annln nnd Leahy are the two mid shipmen who got Into serious troublo with policeman Grlmslv of the First precinct in n rumuus on C street, fol lowing tho second-vear class banquet nt the New Wlllard Hotel September 27. Bleakley, who was also up for In toxication and dlsordorlv conduct, committed his alleged offenses against the service, at Annapolis. Just before the opening of tho present school term. No Intimation ls given of any prob able action In tho case of Midship man Roberts. His friends are making every effort to save him from dismis sal. Colonel Amies' Transfer Suit Again Delayed Another continuance was today tak en in Municipal Court in tho suit of Col. George A. Amies agalnrt tho Washington Rajlwav and Electric Company for $10 damages for refusal to grant him a transfer recently. The case has been set for trial bo for Justice Robert H Terrell, but bv mutual agreement It went over, thi court to set the date later. tt Is tho Intention of Colonel Armes to test the right of citizens of the Dis trict to obtain universal transfers. STATUE TO INGERSOLL. PEORIA, 111., Oct. 27.-Mrs. Robert G. Ingersoll, of Dobbs Ferry, N. Y widow of the orator and agnostic, has arrived for the unveiling of the bronze Ingersoll statue In Glen Oak Park. A in her wero Miss Maud Ingersoll and Mrs. W. Hf Brown, both daughters of Colonel Ingersoll; Miss Eva Brown anr Master Robert G. 1. Brown, who win unveil tho statue. MORE WARSHIPS ARRIVE. NEW YORK, Oot. 27. Five more ships have been added to the great fle&t already In the Hudson rlvor. The bat tleship New Hampshire, cruiser Sa.n Francisco, gunboats Marietta and Petrel, and collier Neptune, came to anohor after saluting the pennant of Rear Admiral Osterhaus, In command. I Twenty-two Pages STEEL STOCKS ARE HAMMERED DOWN ' BY FEDERAL SUIT f Powers of finance Are Unable to Cushion Markets Against Shock of Dissolution Case. FRANK B. KELLOGG MAY BE RETAINED TO DEFEND TRUST Great Rise in Prices of Standard Oil and Tobacco Stocks Under Government Attack It the suit against tho Steel Trust follows precedent, It will require from three to Ave years before a final decision by the United 8tatea Supreme Court can bo reached. The Government's dissolution suit against tho Standard Oil Co., begun November 15, 1906, was decided May 16, 1911. The Tobacco Trust suit, fl.M?.Ju!L"191907,,camo t0 a decision May 29, 1911, but the decree is null In litigation. TRUST STOCKS BOOMED DURING THE SUIT. ' PRICES OP STANDARD OIL STOCK. November 14, 1906, day BEFORE Government's suit, 565 November 16, 1906, day AFTER Government's suit, 550 d.s80I,avLg3th1e9!Trudsatr6B75FORE dedSln ' SUprem .Court May 16, 1911, day AFTER dissolution decision, 679 PR.ICES OF AMERICAN TOBACCO TRUST STOPK July 18, 1907, day BEFORE Government's suit to dlssoTve Trust 2K July 19, 1907, day AFTER suit was begun, 230 ' TrusM 1911' da.5;BEF0RE dec,8,on Supreme Courtdlssolvlng the May 29, 1911, day AFTER decision. 503 r October 26, 1911, yesterday's market price of common stock, 40fc commonST -S" jSX&Stt SSfSftu :IS??X 12'0 lnd,ldual . By JUDSON C, WELLIVER. Though powerful Interests in finance rallied to support the market and cushion the shock caused by the Government's filing of its anti trust suit against the United States Steel Corporation, the world's mar kets today recorded a violent slump in all Steel shares HEAVY SELLING IN LONDON ,""',uu" "w"n? 8everal nour ahead Of New York. dnVAlnnorl hoo.... q. . selling-, but tho sag was not so bad as to exercise a bad lntluence In New York. London's early dealings showed the common oft 314 and the prefer red 3Vi. Steel closed last night In New York at CS4 for common and 10SH for pre ferred. The common opened today at 55, preferred at 103. The greatest excitement prevailed around the Steel post In the New York Stock Exchange. At the beginning tho mnnlfest support steadied the bltua tlon somewhat, but tho bears wero de termined on their prollts and ham mered away, unloading more stock than tho supporting elements were able or disposed to caie for. No less than 115. noo shares were bought and sold In the flrst quarter hour, and In the tlrst two hours of tho day's session $34,400 shares of all stocks tho vast majority of them Steels had been traded In, besides over $3,000,000 of bonds. Harvester Stock Hit Next to Steel, International Harvester was moBt affected by the Government suit, because of the rumors, long per sistent, that It was to b. assailed la the courts. Harvester dropped five points by 12:30. and American Smelting and Rellnini; as much, on Insistence In New York, nnd rumors that both may be the ob jects of early prosecutions The general market sagged In sym pathy with the specialties, and soon alter noon It was apparent that sup port hod been largely withdrawn Much reassurance was derived from t-.innrt thnt the. Kin. ya. I.. V.M Qi.i corporation held a meeting in the J. P. Morgan library till long after midnight this morning, at which it was deter mined to tight the suit to the last limit, and at which also measures wore taken to support business and keep the mar ket cheerful. It Is known that the Three Men Hold Crowd At Bay While They Put Victim In Closed Carriage. . NEW YORK. Oct. 27. Miss Frances Bacarrlsl, aged nlnetoen and pretty, was gagged and kidnaped by three men who held a crowd at bay with drawn revolvers, just as she entered a Brooklyn factory toda-. The men threw the young woman Into a closed carriage and drove rap Idly away. For some time the Rlrl lias been an noyed by the attentions of Michael Muncato. She told him that unless he ceased he would have him arrested. The police are seeking Muncato. nriTUAM iTai iiue- GAG AID STEAL GIRL i - PBIOE ONE CENT. .gxeat towrH nt a .u.. .... , .M ... , uw Biemmea ft! ? ti1 190T panlc' hav n-ted thenuelves for whatever fight may bo necessary now. and the market condi tions early demonstrated that there is going to be no grave situation. ' Reassurance In Tobacco. Among the market conditions which made reassurance the easier, was th fact that Standard Oil and Tobacco shares have behaved splendidly follow ing the decisions agalnBt them In th bupreme Court. eByond this, the Gov ernment's own petition accepted a valu ation of the Steel Corporation properties that would fully Justify present quota tions of the securities. Francis Lndo Stetson, general coun sel for the Steel Corporation, this morn ing issued a vigorous statement which increased the cheerfulness inspired by the nrm position of the Morgan library besslon. He has steered the great cor poration in all its general legal moves, ?nd...ha?.. a,.ways Insisted that it was within the law. ..''iV.e 8h?U know now st hero w stand, and with what we ara chaiged, and can act accordingly," he saM. As to Jetaiis of the cot pom lion's niuns for uefence. ho would not oe quoted until he Mipuui havo bad opportunity to lead tho petition filed by tlio Government. JJut ho enid tlat tho filing of the suit had etin,e?.pec,ed DJ' the People Interested tind Indicated that they were In nowlso taken bv surprise. May Retain Kellogg. New York hoard early In the forenoon trat Frank B. Kellogg was likely to be retained by tho Steel authorities to aid In defending the Government suit, Mr. Kellogg Is the man who acted for the Government In handling the Stand- ura uu case. He won a victory that places him at the front among corpora tion lawyers. Recently he had been much in conference, secretly, with Judge Gary and other steel leaders. He has been tho Minnesota general counsel for tho trust for many years, a post of the largest Importance because of the loca tion there of the trust's most Important ore properties, and its ore railroads. Tho Kellogg story had not been heard In Washington till after it received cir culation In New York. It Is known, however, that the Standard Oil "buster" is now out of Government service: also that he 1. not at all friendly to the Taft Administration. Is Complete Surprise. Tho filing of tho Government's suit yesterday was a complete surnilse In Washington and to the country. Many people hid be.;n led to oellove that the csiller and perslBtent reports of such action had been erroneous, or at least that tho action would not te taken for a number of months yet. There have been persistent reports nt the political relationships and Influences that moved tne President to order this procedure. Most insistent of thea was the story that several months ago the President became convinced that the powers of big national business were not going to be friendly toward him In his candidacy for re-election, and there upon decided to make the most of their defection; to start a crusade against the corporations which might be at tacked for violation of the anti-trust act, and appeal to the publlo to sustain him as against Wall Street It ha been known for several days, (Continued, oa Ninth Page.) '? a 3, 5 '! t l A i' "i u $1 i i -. v A u. . rt-r "a 4 . V k ..