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Wxt nMmton Hme
Fair Tonight and We'dnes
nesday; Warmer Tonight.
Yesterday's Circulation, 45,040.
Sixteen Pages.
T . " )f
Last Edition
With this Coupon and $1 any $1.50 or $2 Reserved Seat
may be secured for
For the evenings of December 9 or 10.
OF E. E.
Aim of Progressives Is to Serve, People,
Roosevelt Tells Followers it Chicago
Conference Outlines the Future.
Coupons Good for Columbia
Theater Performance '
Children Anxious to Be Remem
bered With Presents When
He Comes Around.
Today offers the last opportunity
of buylns; a seat in the Columbia
Theater with The Times' coupon
whioh appears in this paper, and
which gives everybody a chance to
see "The Old Homestead," one of the
prettiest of New England plays, at
a bargain price, and to help at the
same time, the St. Nicholas Girl's
Christmas fund.
A $2 or $1.60 seat is what is of
fered by the management for this
evening, and when It is remembered
that the money realized from the
sale of these seats Is turned over to
the St. Nicholas Olrl to provide
Christmas cheer for thousands of
poor, unfortunate children, the cause
cannot help but appeal to those
whose hearts are tender.
Was Largely Attended.
Last evening'" benefit wn largely at
tended, but still there were too many
vacant seats, so the 8t. Nicholas airl
tain urges every one who U Interest
ed la her work to buy a ticket. with The
Times coupon for this evening's per
formance. The sorority girls who last evening
served ai ushers will be on hand this
,S2fn,Py to show, theater patrons to
their Mats, and they will be further
aided by the following young women
whose names have been placed on the
Hit of voluntary ushers:
. Miss Genevieve Clark. Miss Katherlne
Rush Porter, Miss Caryl Crawford. Miss
Lunette Illnes Smith, Miss Elbe Davis,
MIM Pauline Morgan, Miss Helen Hunt,
and Miss Marie Stevens.
Just think whut a dollar will do to
ward making several children 'uppy
next Christmas morning! Isn't Hut an
inducement, even If the merit this
beautiful play were not? The ixuendl
ture of this small sum brliiKs to the
purchaser one of the best scats I the
Columbia Theater, when accompanied
by the coupon from today's Times.
Santa's Hail Crowded.
Santa Claua' mail Is still pouring Into
The Times' office at the rate of several
hundred tetters a day, and It takes the
services of nearly a dosen volunteer
wnrlMra to sort It and answer the let
ters as they are opened and read.
One pecularlly sad little appeal that
cams to tne hi. iMicnoius uin yesieraaj ;
Dear Santa, Ctaus: Mamn Is wor
rying all the time. I know she Is. for
fear you won t corns to sec us this
year. Dear Bantu, you know we
nave a room on Twelfth street
northeast and you know how to gut
In. I would like to have a tiuln, and
a horse and wagon. Mv little sister
wanti-a rattler doll baby and a go
cart. Now Santa Cluus, If you for
get me. I do sot think mv mama
can remember tire. I am a good boy
Ave years old. and 1 take care of my
little sister and mv little brother
when mv mother works. .My mother
says to sav many tnanks for Christ
mas presents vuu brought me last
year. ALBERT W.
This Is Just a -sample or the letters
that come from the little fathers and
mothers to the 8t. Nicholas girl, anil
the most Dltlful feature of these letters
Is one that cannot be shown In print
the heartbreaking attempt of baby fin
gers, guided by older ones Is all too
evident, and tells Its own tale of faith
on the part of the child, and undying
hnna nn the nart of the oarent who
cannot do anything to bring cheer Into
the hearts or tne nopcrui nine ones.
Tells Own Story.
Here Is another letter which tells Its
own story:
Dero Satnta Claus:
My mother has to work very hard,
nnd sooietlmcsM do not have noth
ing to est. Ho I write to ask you to
remember be. Please send me u doll
and a carriage.
Goodbye., Santa Clause, with lots
of love. AC! ATI I A II.
Another which needs no comment:
bear Santa Clous: Two years ago 1
got a Christmas present from you.
It was a doll and a little gocart, but
she Is nearly worn out now, becauso
my baby brother has had to play
with her, too. I urn a little girl
seven years old, and I would like a
new dolly, an a little box of putnts
for Christmas. Mv buby brother luis
one tooth, and I think he would llko
a rubber doll to chew on, but he did
not say so. I am a good girl, and
(Continued on Second Page,)
I-'ulr tonight and Wednesday; wurnu
tonight; Wednesday colder.
X a. m 2S I 8 a. in a
9 a. in 3-' I 9 a. m ss
10 a, m 'M I 10 a. m 37
11 a. m 35 11 a. m 39
II noon 40 I 12 noon
1 p. m 43 I 1 p. m m
2 p. in to 1 2 p.-m sr,
Today High tide, 2.26 a. in. and 2:K1
P. in.; low tide, 9.31 a. m. and 10:01
p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 3:07 a. m. nnd
3:31 p. m.; low tide, 10:17 a. m. and
1 10:00 p m.
Bun rises 7:0! I Bun sets t.U
Declares Fight for Monticello
Will Be Vigorously
Undaunted by a temporary setback
in the House. Mrs. Martin W, Little
ton, sponsor for the movement to
have the Government acquire Monti
cello, the former home of Jefferson,
started her fight anew today.
The fight has just begun," said
Mrs. Littleton and in this statement
she was emphatically Joined by Con
gressman Henry, chairman of the
House Rules Committee, whose spe
cial rule to make the Monticello
resolution privileged was beaten' in
the House late yesterday by a vote
of 141 to 101.
Debate Was Spirited.
The vote was taken following a splr
tted debate In which those In favor of
the project called upon Congressman
Levy, owner of Monticello, "to respond
to public sentiment end turn Monticello 1
over to this nation, that Its people may
worship at the shrine of Jefferson."
Mr. Levy sat nervously In his seat, but
took no part tn the debate, although his
friends announced for him that Monti
cello was not for sale at any price.
Members opposed to the acquisition of
Monticello said the resolution for the
appointment of a commlttes'to Investi
gate the desirability of acquiring the!
place really meant a step toward con
fiscation, as the owner would not scU.
"t cannot believe that the American
Congress will vote to override In this
matter the rights of Its private cltl
xelis," shouted Mr. Dalxcll. of the
Rules Committee, who led the tight
against the Henry resolution.
Members Opposed Rule.
Congressmen Dalxell. Moore of Penn
sylvania, Saunders of Virginia, and
Johnson of Kentucky opposed the spe
cial rule and Mrs. Littleton's project, and
Congressmen Henry, James, Clayton,
and Stanley were among the eloquent
defenders of the plan.
The defeat of the special rule virtual
ly kills the legislation during the short
session, as the Monticello bill now re
mains on tho regular calendar and can
not be reached because of the. pressure
of Other bills. It must be repassed In
the new session. After the vote showed
a setback for Mrs. Littleton, Congress
man Henry said:
"I am now more determined than ever
to honor tho memory of Jefferson by
acquiring Monticello, and even resort
tng to the right of eminent domain If
necessary. I shall stand with that
brave little, woman. Mrs. Martin W.
Littleton, In her courageous right In this
righteous cause. The fight has just bo
gun." Congressman Lew Issued a statement
In which he thanked his colleagues for
supporting his sldo of the controversy,
but said he did not regard It as a "per
sonal victory." Ho reiterated his state
ments that Monttcello Is well preserved,
that the American people may visit tho
tomb of Jefferson "without paying fee,"
and that Monticello. under private own
ership, haB been more available to tho
public than Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Littleton's Statement.
In part, Mrs. Ltttleton said:
"I am not discouraged over the vote
which was taken In the House. It was
only the beginning o the fight The
status of that resolution has not been
affected or changed by tho vote In the
House. That resolution Is on the calen
dar oV the House of Representatives
just as It was before ' the vote was
taken; Its status on tho calendar has
not been altered or injured one 101a
Tho vote was not upon tlie resolution
which I would like to see passed pro-
vidlng for the appointment of the Mon-
tlcello Congressional commission. The
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
New York Editor First Witness to
Be Heard by Clapp
William Randolph Hearst and former
Senator Forukcr of Ohio will bo tho
Hist witnesses before the Clapp com
mittee on campaign contributions when
It reconvenes December 17.
The committee was to htjrtt a meeting
today to may out a program, but none
of tne members arrived but Senators
Clapp and Pomerene.
It was detlded to do nothing until De
cember 17, when Henator Jones, of
Washington, who Is home, will In. n(.re.
Hearst Is expected to give u lull t..
position of the Standard oil letters.
Excise Board Rules Against
"Rushing Can" After
January 1.
By order of the Excise Doard, car
rying beer In pitchers will be
against the law In the District after
January 1. "Rushing the can" will
b,e prohibited. Beer may be conveyed
from the place where it Is gold only
In the Interior of the Individual who
purchases it or in "original pack
ages," which Is construed by the
board to mean bottles.
For the better supervision and con.
trol of the liquor traffic, a regulation,
to be effective on and after Janu
ary 1, 19J3, was adopted today.
The Regulation.
"The sale of Intoxicating liquors or
beer, to bo drunk elsewhere than on
the place of sale, In pitchers, buckets,
cans or vehicles of anv kind, rveent in
! original packages, generally known us
I the 'Crawler n. hllnln,' .a. I.. 1.-..
the 'growler' or 'bucket' trade Is here
sy proniDiteu."
The regulation will be strictly en
forced, according to members of tho
board, .and any dealer who, after the
Now Year, dell a bucket of beer to be
conveyed on the premises, will h in
danger of losing his license. The ac
tion of the board Is in accordance with
a recommendation of the venous bodies
representing tho liquor trafflo In the
Among resolutions recently adopted
by the trade organizations was one
advocutlng "that tho sale of beer In
pitchers, buckets, and other utensils,
ordinarily spoken of as the 'growler
business,' bu discontinued by tho cn
tlro 'trade." in line with the llquur
men am thu ministers, the Autl-Suloon
League, and representatives of vurioua
religious organizations. The attitude of
tho saloon men Is that there Is llttlo
rrollt In the "bucket trade."
Beer Signs Taboo.
Beer signs Hnd similar advertising
also comes under the ban after January
1. The board has ruled that the desig
nation of all places where Intoxicating
liquor Is sold at retail shall be confined
onlv to the name of tho proprietor and
In addition thereto ono of the following
words: "Cafe." "Buffet." "Bar." "Bar
Room." or 'Restaurant." The designa
tion of wholesale places shall be con
fined to the nn me of the proprietor and
In addition thereto the words: "Whole
sale Liquors and Wines," but rards not
larger than threo Inches square mav be
used tu designate the kind and price of
liquors on display In windows. The dis
play of olfeceno pictures :n places whv.ru
liquor Is sold Is ulso prohibited.
Democrat Considered For Appoint
ment as Commissioner Sees
the President.
A. Lcftwlch Sinclair, one of the va
rious District Democrats who has been
considered by President Toft for ap
pointment as District Commissioner,
caueu on the President today.
It Is expected that the nominations
of Commissioner Rudolph unda Demo
cratic successor to Commissioner
Johnson will be sent to tho Senate
At the sumo time It Is believed Col
onel Judson will be transferred. Col.
Spencer Cosby has bocn mentioned as
a probable successor, with the result
inui mere is opposition manifest In
'"',' ;',aT,DiV"1r,l"1?n' agalnBt his ap-
tton "seveas" ."neltiy
official positions, and other urmy.offl-
cers believe he has had about enough
!"' l"ul " ul "''"
Kentucky Member Indorsed by
Colleagues to Succeed Him
self on District Body.
Congressman Johnson, of Kentucky,
has pructlcully abafTdonod his plan to
retire us tho head of the House Dis
trict Committee at the beginning of
the next Congress.
At a caucUB of the Kentucky delega
tion today tho work, of Chairman
Johnson was Indorsed und the Ken
tucklans slated him to succeed him
self as head of tho District Committee.
This action IndlcutoH that Mr. John
son will reconsider Ills earlier plan to
resign from the committee, und It Is
practically certain thut lie will re
main ul the head of that body In the
Sixty-third Ci'iigrcua.
Department's Mouth Sealed
on England's Objection to
Free Tolls.
Arbitration Plan Not Favored Here
and Outside Interference Is
Not Welcomed.
The United Stntos Senate Is ex
pected to answer within ta short time
England's latest note of protest
against the granting of free Panama
canal tolls to American coastwise
The Senate will stand pat. It will
take the attitude, as It did last year,
that tree tolls for American ship
ping Is a domestic question,' and one
to be settled without foreign Inter
ference or advice.
State Department Silent.
The protest of the British government
against free Panama canal tolls for
American coastwise shipping resulted
toduy In completely sealing' the mouth
of tho State Department, and It Is ex
pected that the department will take
no action until after It has been com
pletely Informed or tho Intention of the
t'nlted Stutcs Senate, information as
to whether the note would be laid be
fore Congi ess was denied, as well as an
expression of the altitude of the depart
ment. The canal toll question has now
reached a pass where tho major players
In the game, comprising first the Senate
Committee on 1-oreign iieiutions ana
later the Senate Itself, will be called
iinon to nluv the hand.
Any uetlon the State Department
might take would bo subject to review
uy tno senate.
Tift Opposes Interference.
President Tuffs attitude on the sub
ject is well known.' He Is convinced
that the United Stutcs has the right
under the Hay-I'auncefotc treaty und In
fulrness to handlo Its domestic com
merce us It sees tit. This view. In which
Congress coincides, as exhibited by its
pussago of the free tolls cluusn during
tho last session, provides un answer to
tho Kngllsh note.
England requested, in effect, thst tho
1 tilled mutes wick uown or its own
n cord or submit the question to uibl-
tiation. Aroitraiiun involves the sub
mis-dun of American nrolilcmn tn Knrn
pcun authorities und would establish u
Ptecedunt that wry few Americans aio
wiiiuiK 10 injcci into .American diplo
matic history.
Knox Will Take Time.
Secretary Knox told Ambassadol
ltryee when the note was presented
lai.l night that he wished to consider
the matter ut length and (list he
thought It would take some time. Dur
ing this Indefinite. Interval thu Btate
Department will fully Inform Itself as
to the attitude of tho Kenato und If It
makes a reply the messuge will prac
tically represent tho attitude of the
If President Taft had not taken prac
tlcull the same attitude toward coast
wise tttiiffs, the State Department
would not play the negligible part un
tlclputed. but with th.i o,m-hiIv ,,.,.
legislative departments In accord the
State Department run do llttlo else than
act uh mouthpiece.
Might Ignore Protest.
The Senate Is tho real diplomatic
agent of the Unltud States. What it
says Is final; the word of the State
Department, tentative. Whatever Sec
retary of State Knox may determine
upon as a reply to the English note,
the question will be settled-by the
pronouncement of tho United States
Senate, and the attitude of those Sen
ators who have expressed themselves
within the last twelvo hours Indicates
that England will make llttlo head
way with her latent Ipnciliv ni..i
The formal note of objection to 'a
free Panama Canul for American coast-
.me nnippinK was reuu to Hecrctury
of Htato Knox last night by James
Bryce, ttmbussador from England, for
Sir Ldward drey, secretary for for
eign affairs. The note Is an amplifica
tion of the protest made July 8.
Ureal Brltuln states, In effect
The proposed free passage of the
cunul for American coastwise shlpplnr
Is a violation of tho Ituy-Pauncefote
If the t'nlted States will not repeal
this act Kngland Is willing tu submit
the question to arbitration.
Looks to United States.
The United States properly may sub
sidize Its own shipping hy canal favors
providing It does not thereby discrimi
nate against English shipping.
The United Stales cannot properly ap
ply to English-owned vessels the laws
passed to break up combinations bo
tween railroads and wuter traffic.
Kreo tolls to Amorlcun shipping will
forco English shipping to bear more
thnn Its Just share of tho expenses of
eanul maintenance, while the Hay
1'aiincefotn treaty declared charges
should be Just and equitable.
Knglund looks with confidence to
thu United Stutea to safeguard the
rights ot British shippers anil Is re
luctant to press her objections to
acts affecting tho canal.
Tho amplified note lead to Secre
tary cf State Knox cnntulns little of
Interest that Is new. The mujor oh
Jectlons were contulned In the state
ment delivered to the Stuto Depart
ment Julv S hv J. Mitchell Innos. The
note delivered last night la In the
nature of u supporting brief.
No Kiss; Tries to Die.
NEW YORK, Dec. lO.-Dccuusc her
husband went fishing without kissing
1 her god-liye, Mrs. Rose Diierr. twenty-
ii-, iiiumt i'.-i-vii. ,-?ne iny ujc.
Chairmanship Appointment
Only Thing Delaying Com
mittee's Selection.
McCombs Leaves City in Bad
Temper, But Will Name
Men Today.
No Sign came from the Democratic
national commltteo's District head
quarters today to show that Chalr-
mun William F. McCombs of the
Democrat) national committee, had
made his final list of Inaugural com
mittee appointments, although It Is
considered certain that Eldrldge E.
Jordan has been definitely selected
as chairman.
District Committeeman John F.
Costello was around the city on busi
ness today, but his ofllce gave out the
Information that Mr. McCombs had
not made the announcements as he
expected when he left the city yes
terday afternoon In an unpleasant
frame of mind over tho factional dis
putes on the chairmanship and secre
taryship ot the Inaugural committee.
Vick Successful.
Wnlter Vlck. of New York city, secre.
tary of tho national committee, and
seeker ufter the secretaryship of the
Inaugural committee, has ulso left the
city, but his mission Is thought to have
been successful.
It was admitted today by a leader In
the antt-Costello faction that Vlck's po
sition Is undoubtedly secure unless the
expose or !slrdsy causes a shift In
the pinna, Two men. said to be In a
receptive mood on the secretaryship,
are J. W, Childress, a Tennessean, who
has done much work In the District,
and J. Kred Kelley.
Brym Men Opposed.
Mr. McCombs declared In favor of es
tablishing a permanent Democratic na
tional headquarters here, but the plan
Is likely to meet with opposition, be
cause many Democrats feel that It would
be only a Wilson press bureau, shut
ting off William Jennings Uryun's
chunce for leadership, llryuti's backers
will put up a light If there Is any at
tempt to put the plan Into effect,
Tho chances of J. J. Darlington and
Senator Blair I.ee on the chairman
ship plum dwindled yesterday. It wus
suld, and Mr. McCombs decided yes
terday definitely to name Jordan. Roll
ert N. Hurper and William V. Cox,
It Is believed, lire to draw consolation
appointments. If they so desire, but
tr.cro Is little discussion umong tho
Democrats on their candidacy.
Vick "Fight" Amusing.
The fight against Walter Vlck as an
outsider, amused many of the antl-Cos-
tello Democrats last night when they
saw that Mr. Costello denied suggesting
Mr. Vlck's name for tho place, whllo
Mr. Vlck admitted that Mr. Costello
had suggested it.
It leaked out today that Mr. Vlck was
In Washington early In November,
probably to look after the secretary
ship, according to the "Insurgents."
They claim that the alleged "frumeun"
between Costello und him was engin
eered ut that time, but that the actual
candidacy of Mr. Vlck was not called
to the ears of the man In charge, Mr.
McCombs, until last week.
New Guns Installed
On Revenue Cutter
The Ilevenuc Cutter Itasca Is at the
Washington Navy Yard, being outfit
ted with brand new- six-Inch nuns, of
the latest navy rifle pattern.
As soon as the Installation of this
new urmument Is completed the Itas
ca will sail for Boston to tuko up her
winter cruising duties on the Massa
chusetts roast.
The Itasca came to Washington Sat
urday, and the Installation cf new
guns has been modo In record time.
She will WohublV he ninl. to start
this evening or early tomorrow.
b'enute met ut noon.
)J. L. Cornelius chosen Sergeant-at-Arms
ot the Senate.
Senator Sanders Introduces bill to make
Colonel Oorthuls a major general.
Clapp committee defers examination of
wltiusscs until December 17.
Senator Worke resumes speech on his
resolution for slnglo term for Presi
dent. Senator Sutherland Introduces bill
allowing Indemnification to person
wrongfully convicted of crime.
Archbald trial Is resumed.
Investigation Into Mexican revolutions
Is continued.
The IIouko met ut noon.
The election contest for the seat ot
Congressman Roman, Republican, ot
Pennsylvania, was taken up.
The Money trust Inquiry continued. "
The Rule Committee held a hearing on
the O'Shaunnrssy resolution.
Congressman Carlln introduced a reso
lution to establish a national univer
sity In Washington.
CHICAGO, Dec. 10.- "We stand for every principle
set forth in our platform; for purging the roll of American
public life by driving out of politics the big bosses who
thwart the popular will, who rely on corruption as a polit
ical instrument, and who serve the cause of privilege. Such
a campaign cannot be expected from any party which is
partly reactionary; and at their best both the old parties are
partly, and they are usually dominantly, reactionary. Jhey
are two organizations maintained to secure special privi
leges and benefits, not to promote causes and principles."
That was Colonel Roosevelt's state
ment of the reasons why the Pro
gressive party must and will hold
Itself aloof from all dickertngs and
dealings with either of the old
parties. And following It he de
clared the new party's ultimatum to
all true Progressives:
"Ultimately all the Progressives
who still cling to the old parties will
have to come to us In order to effect
the needed Improvements In political
conditions. In the efficiency ot gov
ernment, and In financial and Indus
trial standards."
Wildly Cheer Colonel.
Their leader'n keynote of purpose and
absolute Independence was wlldlv
cheered hy the Progressive conference,
as Indeed was his speech throughout.
Tho big audience, representing almost
every State In the Union, had cheered
ull the more prominent leaders us they
had entered the hull: but all this was
only premonitory to the enthusiastic ac
claim with which Colonel Itoosevclt was
greeted when he took the stand to make
the opening oddress, following some In
troductory words by Chairman Dixon.
While declaring that there was only
one course for Progressives and thut
was to come In with the new party.
Colonel lloosevrlt added that it was
nccessarv to democratise the financial
support of the organisation. He did
not object to large contributions. If thev
are given with good motives.
Motive Real Test.
"The real test Is tho motive, not the
size," he added. Hut none the less he
insisted that "the broader we make the
basis of our dues-paying membership,
and the larger we make the number of
our II. B and 120 contributors, tho bet
Distribution of Second-Class Mail
Matter to Begin on
January I.
One delivery of parcels post mall will
be made In Washington beginning
January 1. t , ..
Parcels post matter, embracing all
second class mall matter, cannot be
mailed at or handled at the number of
substations scattered throughout tho
city, but must be taken to e,"?."'" ot"
nee or one of the larger substations
No extra men or equipment will be
installed until through actual service a
line Is druwn on the mount of panels
post business In Wushlngton.
Wherever nosslble parcels post pai K
aswm be delivered "V ,,ne rfK" a
carriers but where parcels are too
bulky to be handled hy the carrier, or
at times when the first class maH Is
too heavy, all of tho parcels post mall
win be sent out In ono waon delivery,
probablv starting at 10 o'clock In tho
KIT und !,r W3
OUT OF $60,000
Jersey Man's Will Says Wife Has
Had Enough of His
WEBTVIIAE, N. J.. Dec. 10,-Thc will
of Henry Albright probated today ghcs
Ills wife $50 out of an estate of CO,000,
saying she had hud enough cush from
him In past years.
He also left Instructions that his fu
neral must cost less .than $100.
Albright cume to this place from Ger
many u poor boy and Hrcumulated a
fortune In e-l -.lite dealings.
ter t Is for the Progressive party and
I for political morality In general..
"I, therefore, urge upon the national
I committee study of the entire subject
of party flnnnce. with the Idea of pre
paring the way for the democratization
I of the nartv suooort." he said.
I The Immediate business of the party.
lie said, must ce 10 eneci appropriate
legislation. In nation and States, es
tablishing the principles of Its platform.
' Our proposal Is to establish a com
mission like the Interstate Commerce
Commission, to supervise the b'g Indus
trial concerns doing Interstate business,
as tTie Government now supervises rail
roads and bunks.
"Wc will thereby prevent the eggs
firm being scrambled, and If necessarr
unscrsmble them effectively, even It
necessary going to the length of ap
pointing a receiver, on In the case of
delinquent banks."
SpecUc On Trusts.
Concerning the general development
of anti-trust policy. Colonel Roosevelt
was particularly specific. He declared
that the Sherman law will remain on
the hooks, and be strengthened by pro
hibiting division of territory or limiting
of output; "hy putting a stop to stock
watering, prohibiting a refusal to sell
to customers who buy from business
rivals, by prohibiting the custom of
selling helow cost In certain areas while
maintaining higher prices In other areas,
by proTibttlng the use of the power of
transportation to gain or Injure busi
ness concerns In short, by prohibiting
these and all other unfair practices.
Tf tnterstaft' Industrial commission
will give an efllclent Instrument for see
ing that the law Is carried out In letter
und In spirit."
Retort to Charge.
This was Colonel Roosevelt's conclu
sive retort to the charge that a nlank
on this very subject of unfair business
methods had been adopted In the origi
nal draft of the Progressive platform,
und then mysteriously eliminated from
tho published copy of that document.
That any such thing ever happened I
now shown to be utterly preposterous:
but, In order to make perfectly pluln
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
"Caesar" Dying, Dowager Queen
Desires Memorial in
LONDON. Dec. 10. All London was
concerned today when It wus learned
that "Cuesar." the late King Edwurd's
favorite wire-haired terrier, was 111,
The dog's ailment became known
when the Dowager Quesn Alexandra,
who has kept the terrier constantly
with her since the king's death, com
missioned Sir George Frampton, the
sculptor, to execute u marble statue of
It was said thut Queen Alexandra Is
convinced that Caesar's Illness will
irove fatal and that she wants th"
stutue for his giave.
Baltimore Man is Elected Sergeant
of Arms of
E. Livingstone Cornelius, Assistant
Sergcaut-ut-Arms of tho Senate, wus
toduy, without opposition, elected Ser-geant-at-Arms
of the Senate to succeed
Col. Daniel M. Ransdell, who died n
somo time ago.
Mr. Cornelius was elected on motion
of Senator Ualllnger. No objection wis
made, und the resolution was adontcd
Mr. Cornelius has his home In Balti
more. Congressman Improves.
After spending jb quiet and restful
night. Congressman William i. Drown
of West Virginia was reported as
much better today. Mr. Brown s suf
fering with heart disease, complicated
hy acute Indigestion.
New England Officials and
Business Men Appeal
to Congress.
Workings With Grand Trunk Al
leged To Be Violation of
Sherman Law. , t
Indlgnnnt New Englanders, Includ
ing members of Congress, State of
ficials and business men, appcarod
before the House Rulos Committee
today and demanded a full Investi
gation of the traffic agreement be
tween the New York, New Haven and
Hartford and the Grand Trunk rail
roads, 'and the sudden cessation of
work on the southern New England
That the agreement was In viola
tion of the Sherman law, and that
tho States and people were power
less to prevent tho throttling of com
petition unless tho Federal Govcrn-r
ment intervened, was the burden of
the complaint of witnesses who ap
peared In support of the O'Shaun-
nessy resolution.
Alleges Pledges Violated.
Referring to the promises made the
people of Rhode Island by the Uto
President Hays, of the Orand Trunk,
who said' the word of the Grand Trunk
and Its president would never bo
bioken Congressman O'Shaunessy said:
"President Hays, of the Urund Trunk,
went to his death on the Titanic and
It appears that honor died with hint
so far as sacred promises and pledges
are concerned. A generous people whose)
State has been torn wide open have
been outrageously betrayed. The photo
gruphs which. I offer for Inspection tell
the story riiore eloquently than any
w-ords of mine. The diabolical hand
of a monopoly which brooks no Inter
ference Is revealed In un abandoned
project on which $1,M0,W has been
spent, and on which a total expendi
ture of ll.Otm.OOO had been contracted
by nay of damuges, condemnation suits
for Involvcu property and repairs."
bo large waB the attendance upon ths
hearings that the Rules Committee de
cided to hold Its afternoon session In
a larger room In the House ofllco build,
Details Not Public.
"The details of this traffic agreement,
which, we believe to be responsible for
the stopping of work on the new rail
road, may be known in the Aiinmev
General, but the public has no way of
knowing Its details." scld William C.
Illlss. chairman of the nubile utilities
commission, of Rhole Island. "Wo want
a full exposition of this thing."
the hturlng with u tlery statement. In
which ho usked thut the light Iw turned
on the traffic arrangements whereby, ho
alleged, the people of New England hud
been Imposed upon. He bore u number
of photographs showing the extent ut
work on the Southern New. EnglanJ,
which hud been stopped cvcrnlght, nl
legeilly upon orders by the London
board of directors of the Orand Trunk
end "because of tho stringency In tho
money market Incident to the Balkun
Mr. RIIsh expressed the opinion that
this excuse wus not a valid one and
that there was a deeper motive for tho
5!SRSat ..f work," new railroad
which hud been welcomed bv the people,
of Rhode Island. Massachusetts und
other New England States.
Telia Of Conference.
Mr Bliss told of a conference he held
with President Chamberlain, of the
Grand Trunk. In New York. Immediate
Iv following the suspension order,
"He whs evasive and would give us
no satisfaction as to when the work
might be ie-uined," testified Mr. Bllts.
"He said that would be decided by thu
saaril of dlreetois und when the gov
ernor of our State usked for an explu
nation from the London board he was
advised to consult f'tei.i,irti f'i,i.mt..
I lain". ""'""
K. O. llucklund, vlco president of the,
I Vn- y.rli' Npw "ttVln nd Hartford, Is
expected to represent the railroad's side
j during the hearings before the Rules
Committee, which will continue probably
1 for several days. '
, "Work on the Southern New linglund
was begun In May and discontinued No
vember s," said Mr. Bliss. The u
nouncemeiii eamn like a bolt out of i
clear sky. if the abandonment of this
new pioject litis been secured through
a agreement between the Gram! Trunk
uud New Ilurtfniil nmi. n,... i. .
i violation of the Sherman law here, and
I we wunt un Investigation."
Plans Prosecuting
New Haven Heads
For Alleged Neglect
J imiDGKI'ORT, Conn.. Dec. 10.-That
i u determined attempt will be muds t
. punish crlmlnall tho oMcluls of tn
operating depurtment of the New York.
New Haven Hnd Hurtlord railroad, whS
lure ulleged to haxe been responsible,
I thtoutrh negligence, fot the fatal wreck
I of th'i Sprlnglleld express nt Westpori.
. on October .". was continued bv District
' Attorney Stiles Judsun hero toduy.
i The prosecutor staled, however, that
he will not apply for wurrantB until
tl... nrlinlnnl ii-utinh n? ,1.- ...... .
"" '", V " w '' "uperior
court meets In Junuury, and that, mean
while, ho will not permit tho identity of
the men ho will accuse to becotno pub
It Is understood thut the declaration
of the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion, that Its recommendations regard
ing thj Installation of automatic stops
and regulation of cross-overs had not
been followed will furnish a feature
of tho Htate's case in the prosecution
of the officials.

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