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ALBUQUERQUE MOKNING JOURNAL.
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1911. THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, VOL. CXXXII, No. 19. Bf Mall (0 Ccnu Month; Uiite Coptr I Onto. By Carrier, CO OuW a Mod 111. PRESIDENT LIKES-RAT0NTURNS0UT1M IMPERIAL TROOPS TIMES IS THEORY LIFE Oil THE FQRCETQ HEAR i CLAIM VICTORY AS BLAST WRECKED DFTHE DEFENSE HAGERMAN t mw 'URORS WHO BELIEVE OTHERWISE DISQUALIFIED Clash Comes in Examination of Talesmen Summoned For Service hi Panel Which Will Try McNamara For Murder, fin. Vrnln Jounwl tMtiil I.mm-4 Wlra.1 j Angel., fa I.. Oct. 1.-Thrre ji.ilfsinuii were examined and one warn ,'u.us,.,t in the murder trial of Jamo ! McNamara uuiay. What l considered one of the big m' the trlii! whether u man Aitiu believes I irmly that the Ion An- rlrs Times building whs uesiroyeu hv dynamite, is thereby disqualified I... r...,lo.l !.- 'until serving u" t,i,: hom iilKht in the nanus 01 jungc wiuier lliiidw'rll, who presides over me irini intlinite.l in show whether James n. Mi'Naniaru caused me Ucutn ni i .1. HaKKeriy. a tnaciiimsi, wno 111 ins jjile In (he Junes explosion aim me. MtnrneV ( laronco .-. irirrow ami Lifer ei.iinsel fur lht defense holiti UK filial Din Time explosion was causcu by gas iind, Iliat Mc.Nnmara eoiiia have brought it about lor 111 is i-asnli, iirnucu ,oiiay in coon 111:11 md belief In the dynamite theory lejudheil the riguls of their client, ml that thi talesman who held It uuld not be u fair Juror. DlsirUt Attorney John D. Freder k, for the stale., compared the sltu tlun to the cuso of the burned barn i hlc h Is of record. "A man believing that the barn nriieil. ye, haviiiK ho opinion as to hither the defendant burned it, was Mowed to serve as 11 juror," he said. i-imllnrly a talesman may believe that he Times building destroyed ny ty- lainite and still have tin open minu rKiinling th,. ilefendent In this enfie, n these men ay they nave." Is this your idea of a fair juror," lii'd Attorney Darrow of Fredericks, iter otto A. Jcssou bud testified that fie believed the Times whs dynamited v members of officers of tradeB nulrms, and that he "thought he Iind prejudice against unions, but hud .1 prejudice toward .McNamara hini , If.- "It certainly is," replied Fredor- "Well f lk jour tdea of fiWrnens," tid I (arrow, in a low voice, Judge Tlordwell promptly Intotven- frl and ordered the examination to weed. Charles P. Chaffee, the man who id been KXeused, was challenged for iusc, because his name was not on h l.os Angeles county assessment ill. (iciirue V. McKee, the other man hulleiiRed, held the dynamite, explos . n theory, but expressed no nninuis owanl union labor. A new line of inquiry was develop 1 by the defense in thu examination f Kdwurd K. Keeker, a landscape l irilner. Decker said ho had never worked r liem-rnl Harrison Gray Otis, poli sher of the Times, nor Harry Ch.mil r, (leneral litis' son-in-law. Ho said had once hclniiircd to the Kleotrle yarkers union, but was called out on 'rlke and let', eleetrleal work 'lor less langernus employment. He said he Hi no prejudice against the prisoner. "You could Hive a fair verdict'.'" fined Attorney liarrow. "You wouldn't h.. afraid of nnv ilis- J.ivur of the public?" "No." "ir loss of money?" "Xn. " ""r loss f,f business?' "X11." "Any of your family hold office?" '.My brother- In-law is a game fwUcn." "Ik that officii appointive or cleet- ve?" "Appointive." Decker was passed for the time "'Inc. Edward Robinson, the talesman fauler examination, when court nd I 'urned tnniKht, sntd he was prejndic- u iKinst the way labor unions "are 'inducted In California." because of fH'ikcx. He sab he did not know whether he considered strikes lecul r Illegal, but his prejudice was well ixed. Talesman Tharles T). Chaffee was nmienucl by th, defense and ex- IIHI'll rm il... .1.... u t . nH 4 - 'i- llMlllll lllill lie IS "' oil I"" Msessment roll. He is the fifth "in challenited and excused. The defense beean today's work bv rnnieiiKinff for cause (JeorRK V. Me- SAI'IV II 1'ntltror.l.... ..l.l I. . 1 1 '" "pinion that the Uis Aimoles . ...... .wi, wiiii omit iic nun .1 1 mas s idown up by dvnumite. ih0 Ml:it .t t... .. . ..... i.ir-u cuauenKP and nssisi- iP'llt llwirw.l .... .-. .. . 'iiiliediately took UP thn nuestiontna. J' chnlleiiKc nsaiiiHt McKee Is in ;'"' with the avowed policy of the '"'Mise under Attorney ('. S. Harrow " try t H,oiv that the Times build - "S Was 1,1,.,.-., .... 1. ... . i.,, : "" " oy ks nun inai '"mis 1. u,.v...... .. .... .. . ... . -' null 11, nil ll lill ior 1110 ath 1.1' fi 1.... 1 .,,. ' ""o-H .1. niiRRerty, Mill in u 111 lm' limes d suster. ""Id 11 it h.. .1 . ........ f,lt, " "'-'11 1 eNpiiiiNiine en iier I Tile ..v.. I. ..... . .. . . ,llth ""oi or ior iiaKKi-rty a Th,. . f" the 7: ,. ",';,'iJ"''t n,inion n: Kit nee,.. ',, ' 'l"'""1"' "el'll I.,,,.,, prejtmire a juror to r'" n an (.nr.,.i .u... 1. . . IJ.iir ,ri,i, " ", l'annot Kive a JiblB.. lSordwell ssld he would pass M' Kee's eligibility Inter. I' lio hi, V Jeiison. a farmer, 'Kalris, 1, V , MronK I'rejiidice id I J111'""- tmlons nnd "a firm IZr"" tKeTlmes , ... ' "'" enil enceil fnl ennue !)., i.!;;.r?"y.'),,rri,w' H" deelarcl tinsel !, rt. , 'Xploslon was nynamlte and that labor flher . 'r. "l'Mible Tor It. "Uniel i 'dlo.my between "n n.. , T,"rt '"'"'"""'h.-.l by the II d 1,1 K,CIW R U(.h , I rillerlelia 1 ""inci Attorney Juilm ,.k.S..rrl,:r.a,,'.,, I''" opinion that "'red h , , ,,' Vlr ""'" Jl""' '- 1 Jim.,. V,n.',.:"!,I f ' "'nnient. "uraweii ai0 wUilh(.,(, Jujg. metit on Jensen and Senborn H. Man niiiK was next iiestloneil. Manning said he believed In labor unions. Ho admitted that he had n "tolerably strong opinion on the case," which it "would take a great deal of evi dence to remove." "Yon have an opinion that tho bulldliiR was blown .tip by dynamite placed there unlawfully," he was aske, by Attorney narrow. "Yes," was Manning's reply. Reducing the Rate in Terrific Final Spurt to Get Few Hubbell Candidates; Last Call Today In the last. 1 inn 1, desperate, forlorn, terrific nnd heart bicaking effort o lino up 1 ticket before It I too late, Don Francisco HubbCll began cutting; the rate yoMer.lay. He cut It and slashed it nnd besought the selected victims on IiIh knees to come across; but there was nothing doing. Instead, lie began yesterday to rapidly lose sonic of the men lie believed he already had secured for the snorilVo, and bis convention comes off today. The assessment cinch boss, who has so far personally financed bis cam paign, had resolved to git even by working the Hssessment cinch on the vari ous candidates on his ticket. He had placed the price of tho nomination for sheriff at $,",0h. The price for assessor, clerk and treasurer win to be 3,00(i from each candidate, with a gradually decreasing scule for school superinten dent, county comir.lssioners nnd members of the senate and house. Hut, alas, the bright dream of reimbursement was soon shattered. Pros pective, candidates, upon being approached, not only declined to contribute, hut in most instances refused lo accept places on the ticket ns a gift. Yesterday Don Francisco weepingly sought .Marshal McMillln and begged him to accept the nomination. The marshal could have It at half price If he would only contribute ?LMH. lint the marshal couldn't see It. The price was again cut. The marshal could have the nomination if be would cough up l.nlM lo tho slush fund. Nothing doing. Mr, MeMillin, while rid milting that the oi l ice of sheriff was a desirable one nnd that the man v. ii wanted it could well afford to make a substantial contribution to the legiti mate expenses of the campaign, was firm In the opinion that the present was not the psychological moment to announce his candidacy, lie also gave Don Francisco to understand that, In his judgment, n nomination on the Hubbell ticket was lar from being the shortest road to office In llcfnalillo county. As the hour for the convention draws neur the situation of the fallen boss grows more desperate and It Is far from Improbable that this morning 'will Iind him offering to pay nil expenses and a bonus besides, to men who will accept places on his ticket. . 'Yesterday I!. U. Pollock nnd Herman flltleher. on wlnjni the boss relied to add a needed touch of respectability lo jus ticket, both gently, but firmly declined to accept the proffered honor. Don Francisco hnd counted on run ning these two gentlemen for places on the board of county commissioners. J. Iloss MoCollum, wanted for school superintendent, is still keeping Fran cisco on the anxious seat ami will probably drop the hot potato today. It Is ti shocking state of affairs. N. a decent man In Albuquerque or the county will take tho biHt. There Isn't a 1 "speetnble citizen who is willing to identify himself with the outfit that stand.-., for g hool looting and county bankruptcy and the assessment cinch. And the convention is held today! It looks ns If Don Francisco, bugging his olflci. ' .vindication to his briMst would be left ignomlnioiisly hanging in midair In the 11.' Idle of the campngn. Small womlm- that he Is frantic. Things will certainly reach a crisis today; It is the last call. Wanted Decent Citizens to llenounce their Principles nnd Join Frunciseo In the fight attalnst good government and official honesty In lierimllllo rounty, Who'll be the first? ; Don't all apeak at once. The boss must have n ticket f ven If he has to hire cnndldntei, to make the race. , I Itlrth uf nfiM liiN Olohnitod. ' llonif Ivotig. Oct. IS. The nnnlver n.iiy of the birth of Confucius was celebrated as 11 tienernl holiday today. The im.ielial fla was nut seen. It wns raised' over a few shops in the morning, but thn crowds yelled "Down with the Manchus," until the flag was lowred. i TERRIFIC STORM 1 1ST COAST OF MEXICO Serious Damage to Property But No Loss of Life Reported From Mazatlan. tlv Morning .Journal Siieilnl Leamril VHre 1 Tiiscon, .Ariz.., Oct. Is. Another terriilc storm has swept the wist coast of Mexico. Klgbt schooners nre reported ashore at .Mazatlan, and the "Frisco" wharf has been severely damaged. The Southern Pacific railroad, of Mexico lost all wires ut midnight. Vp to thut time the gale had bfen blow ing for twelve hours. There is no report of any Ions of life. Reports received late tide loday nt the offices of (he Southern Pacific, in this city were that only one schooner went ashore, Instead of eight, as was flashed Just before, the wires went down. Several washouts nre reported on tho Southern Pacific linn south of Mazntlan. The storm, it seems, ex tended iw far Mouth as Topic. Wires are working direct into Ciiliacan, capital of Sinoloa, und no damage Is report, ., there. Tho reports received lure confirm the first statement, nf damage to the Frisco pier. There was no loss of lire. iiiymas was not affected by the Morni. FIGHT OPENS FOR STATE CONTROL OF RAIL RATES Washington, I). c net. IS. The fight of the stfltes for unrestricted rights to regulate rates on railroads was opened today in the supreme court when Kdmund S. I nirniciit filed the llrsl brief hi the cases involving Htate rates. These cases haw bei-n set for oral argument on January S. .Mr. Durmenl was counsel for the stale of Minnesota wioli the Fnlted States Circuit Court lor Minnesota held its state rates unri asonable. CHAMP CLARK PREDICTS DEMOCRATIC TRIUMPH I.nke Charles, Iowa, Oct. 18. That the next preplileut of the Fulled States would be h democrat, thntTaft Would be the nominee of the regular republicans, with I .a I'ollette the nomineo of the insurgent faction, were I he views expressed here tonight by Speaker Champ Clark folow Ing his address before a Cba iitauiiuii nudi ence here, BOLD BANK ROBBER SEIZED BY VICTIMS Ilurllesvllle. Ok!n Oct. 18. A man giving his name ns Adrian l.oekhiircl, held mi the cashier of the Slate Hank at Vera, Okln., late today, securing ti, Bon.' lie compelled ihe cashier and a depositor to accompany him half u mile in the country, where his horse was tied. When the robber turned ifi mount, the two men seized him. DECIDES TO EXTEND ITINERARY TWO WEEKS Will Not Reach Washington Un til! Middle of November; Special Train Reaches Butte Today, lHr Moraine Jovrmal decrial ImivI tt lr "K'icii, i uin, oct. is. ITcsldi til Taft broke his lmK Journey from Its Angeles to ltutte, .Mont., with it twenty-five minutes' w,i in this city l.ite today. After leaving be riiade addi tional stops at Urobilin City Mid Logan. The presidential Schedule Went (o sitiahh today for the first time since th washouts encountered III Kan.n:i enj N'ebrask.i two weeks ago and it will h 10 '' bs k tomorrow Instead of T W hen the president rvaclu a Unite, Unexpected stops In southern Califor nia yesterday afternoon first threw the sibediilii otf. Then followed a mishap to one-of the engines pulling the train through the desert last night, eausliig it delay which mild tio, be made lip ibspile Homo very last triveling through Ihe hills ami the sagebrush of wiutliwoslcrn I'lah. .flovernor Spry nnd' Senator Smont, of Ftah accompanied by Colonel ll. C. .ruckling of Salt Utko City, met the president nt the Ftah line this morn ing and went :1R far an Ixgaii with him tonight. With no Scheduled stops up to 3:'i0 this afternoon, the tiny was one of the most uneventful of the trip. Its most Interesting devel opment was the announcement that the president had decided to extend his travels by two w eeks or more, and w ould not he bs k in Washington un til after November 15, It wns also announced today Hint Senator Works of California, an in surgent, hud pledged President Taft his support of the arbitration treaties between this country, fireat llrilain nnd France. While engines were being changed nt Salt Ijike City Senator Jeff Davis of Arkaiiias, who is in Salt l.ike on his honeymoon, bourded the presi dential car and presented his bride to Mr. Taft. The president congratulat ed him heartily. lUF.SU)KT'K THAI TO .MAKi: I P IjOVT TIMF. Ijogan. I'iuii, net. is. When the president's train reached Logan short ly after 7 o'clock ll was announced that nil effort would be made to make up the lost lime, and to arrive in Unite between seven and eight o'clock to morrow. At i -,lon, President Tail spoke aj.iln on Hie relation of government lo business and the anti-trust deci sions of the supreme court. fifiST'SNOWSTORM OF SEASON HITS DENVER Denver, Oct. IK. The first snow fall of the season eommeiK e.d here tonight and by midnight the air was lull of flying Hakes, which, however, melted ns they reached Ihe earth. Reports from various points In the northern pint of the state indicate that tho snowfall Is general in that legion. At midnight It was snowing ns far south lis Colorado Springs, with Indications that a cold, drizzling ruin ut riicblo would turn tn snow licfore mortilng. Soul bel li Pacini" Washed Out, Fl Paso, Texas, Oct. IS. Thref miles of the Southern Pacific and Texas and Pacific railways were washed out bv tile ldn liranile near Falicns, 40 miles last of this city to night. I Arrangements are being .made tn transfer passengers ut the iWiishout tomorrow. Several days will be required to repair the tracks. Will This Kind of a Man Enforce the Laws? Section 3 refill, of the Compiled Laws of New Mexico, Is!i7, reiuls as fol lows: "Should sny member of the board of pcnld ntiary commissioners, officer or other employe or the penitentiary become Interested in any manner in any contract for providing provisions, clothing or other necessaries for the use of the said penlteiitliiry, or become In any way Interested In any contract lor buildings or the construction of any buildings of any kind connected with said penitentiary, or for furnishing materials for ("i.v siu ti buildings, or In any contract for the labor of the convicts, such member of said board, officer, or employe so Interested, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, nnd on con viction thereof shall be removed from office, and shall forfeit any interest he may have in such contract, and shall be lined not more than two thousand dollars, nor less than five hundred dollars." According to the report on the penitentiary by the Colorndo experts, th" following transactions appear to conflict with the above: V. No. 47fl, Warrant No, '.'749, December 1. MUM, II. ". liursum, 3',n head of shoej V. No, 14, Warrant No. i't'.n, January 14, litiO head of sheep We find no accounting on the hooks for Ihe pelts. V. No. Ifi, Warrant No. 1.1S!t, February 1 l!ii)l. U. C. fiarrelt, con- strtiellng brick plant ItOU.Ou Mr. C.arrett was assistant superintendent. InHead of paying the fine Imposed by law for such violation, Mr. liur sum was paid by the territory over four thousand dollars. Among the duties of the governor of the slate of Nov Mexico is to "SKK THAT Till; LAWS I IK FAITIIITLLY FXHCI'TFD." Will ll limn who does not obseive Ihe laws himself, forco other lo faith fully execute them ? ; EX-GOVERNOR INVADES KINGDOM OF COLFAX 0. N. Marron Likewise Addi ess es Bis Audience at Gate City; Piogiessive Propaganda Is' vSpieadmg In Noith. fHprlnl Plueiilt'h to Unralns Journal I liai.itt, ,. t , tiei. i s. i ,, l iner (lovoruor Iligeiinan and o. N. Mar ron pul,c "in mi aiiiloiii e .if more than Mill people liele tuiiiL;h! .not this despite the Lo t that one of tli.. worst storms ot the year w is raging. Tile uicctiiig. Willi b was presided ever by Mayor .1. J Schtder. nas i-u-thusiastic jn the extreme. .Mr. Hagerman said that be waunt opposing the election of II. o. l;ui snm ft mil any spirit of vindlcth eiiess. but because lie regarded Ills election at tins time In Hie nature i 1 a pnhllt al. unity , pa rl iciilarly as New Mci f u Is pen i iitering upon statehood. I oOlTllot- I t 1 1 . 1 C 1 1 , 1 1 1 took Up tile claims of the republic-ill gang poli ticians that thi'v were responsible lor ileh good com I nrin iit and ecoiHiiny in public affairs as had followed Hie Thornton inlminisii.ilioit. Ho claimed thai, tin, eiedH for th)s lnprowincnt iili the financial i oinlilii.n of New Mex ico was line utmost ciitltcly to former Cuixcrunr oieto who bad ,1 II at the load of the iniiiilnlslra- tion for nine years and who bad Vetoed more plunder bills than bad ever come before nny other govirnor. All of these bills, be said, had been I, in-kid cither by II. o. pur-nun, Solo mon Luna, or Frank A. Huhlicll and some of theni by all three. I Hiring olio session of the legislature, during Ills term ot office, Mr. llHgeriiiau said he had been called upon to veto twi nl -three such bills. Had It not been for the Veto power, exercised by Hovel nor otero und afterward by himself, the territory would have long since been bankrupt. , otero and hiiiislf, better than any other men In New .Mexico, knew what an unscrupulous gang the iwople of New Mexico have to colilelld Willi, and therefore Otero und himself Were now lighting shoulder to shoulder to save the slate ruin a carnival of plunder by one of file rankest rings l lint ever disgraced u civilised coun try. lion. O. N, .Marron, candidate for slate treasurer on the ileinocra t ic ticket, pillowed Mr. 1 lageriiian. He drew attention to the fact that the republicans In this campaign ate tell ing the people that the Issue in the campaign Is principles, not men. Tho because they lire ashamed of many of tho men who have been chosen for places on their ticket. Mr, Marron said this was distinctly a campaign of nu n, and that the gnat question Is to decide ns to what character of men are to be entrusted with the direction ol public affairs In New Mexico. I'llsloil ticket Naiiieil III Colfax. The democrats and progressive re publicans of Colfax county yesterday afternoon, nt an enthusiastic meeting nominated a fusion ticket. The pro gressives have organized a club In Union which already has a member ship of 1 1' 0 mid Is rapidly growing. Tho progressive movement Is spread ing to all parts ol the country. Yes terday Colonel Prichard spoke to a large gut holing at Springer. Last tllgbt he was at Wagon Mound, where another large iniilienee assembled. The movement against gang rule has also taken hold In Mora county and It Is now considered certain that the republican majority ill thai county w III be eliminated. 4t. t , -, Inlcrnnlloiinl Sugar Congress. LrusHclN, oci. is. The Inicni.ilion lll Sugar Conference has been sum tllonid lo meet at lilllssels next Week to consider a request l.v Russia that she he permitted lo ilciuniiicc the agreement of I loiT, whereby her sugar exports were limited iinlll ll'l.'l. Rus sia's reason for this request ts excep tional crops. Her slocks arc over whelming and nil wishes lo Increase her exports. II the request Is granted the price of sugar will fall in nil Kiiropeiin markets. 787. 50 4o . .ri0 1!'04, llunnim and McMillan BELIEVED RESULT WILL DISCOURAGE REVOLT First Encounter Between Gov ernment and Forces of New Formed Republic Develops Weakness of Rebel Leaders. The Impi rial Chimse Hoops and the revolution h ive come to grips ll Hankow. The battle an Vet is Indecis ive. The government at IVkin clulms a greater victory and ihe gov t tinieiit troops hold the trenches nt Hankow as well an the station where rein. I or, i incuts aie hourly arriving. The ri bels h.iw fallen back on Wu Chung, vvlii, h ll Is said. Ihe have succeeded in strongly fortify big in Ihe last levy days. The casualties on both sides in tho engagement are reported lo be large, for the fighting at times was at the b.ivouet point, lUllilU; ihe battle betvN.cn ill,. a,l forces the Chinese warship shelled Hie rebel position, but dispatches front Hankow Indicate that the ret urn tire iioin ihe fmw was much more etfectlve ami that at least two o the i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . . I gunboat were badlv duio aged. American warships haw I n or tiered to Nan King, Shanghai ut d Tien Tsin. The Abereiula, which is proceeding to Tien Tsin Is carrying a detachment to reinforce the Amerl- ' can legation at Pckln. The capital U strongly guarded nnd (here seems lit tle danger of disorder there. The Prince Regent has yielded to die ilemniids of Yuen shl Kai, who Is said will raise hln own division of troops, iiiiinberluif lfi.noo fur the pur pose of com rolling the situation In th,. provinces of liu Poll nnd Hunan. In addition, ,be now viceroy has been permitted to cash a personal grant of , 'J, 11011,0111.1. After mi eventful career tn Interna tional relations under I.I Hung Chung covering years. Yuan Shi Knl on Jan uary 2, I lion, was dismissed, ordered to vacate all Ills offices and return home. He sent bis fatnlly to the for eign quatlers In Tien Tsin nnd fled In the same pliieo Immediately after. The prince Regent, deprecating th of 1 1 c mi the world of this event and appreciating Yuan Sbl Kail's i alarm, sent n special nxssnire to Tien Tsllt to reassure blni. He returned lo hill family home a (Wei ITui Fu. -In lloiinn and until inov has lived there, n coun try gentleman's life. Yuan Shi Ix'al Was dismissed fol lowing the ile.iih of his sovereign pro tector, the late empress dowager, he cause he was an obstacle to the re apportionment of imperial pntronugo ami power for the benefit of Ihe num erous Impecunious members of the prince regent's family and that of (ho new dowager empress. II Is known that hli pirnmolliit Idea ii the death of the former empress dowager and emperor was Ihe reform of court practices, aboli tion of Kucopcnn eunuch, ami female Influences In the palace, resells of the boy eiopeior nnd Ills education on western lines. Ills dismissal wns called thp unad vised .! i in I net of a hysterical widow. K mi ughsii's empress, and of an ir resolute regent, Prince Chun. The latter flung the edict of dis missal on the council table for ap proval xv it limit ciiatic,. ol debate. The sweeping aside ol Ihe gt.lhd council showed Yuan his danger. A majority of the foreign ministers in I'ckiu regarded bis dismissal as an i wo! Inviting revolution and Sir John Jordan, liiltish minister, to gether with W. W. Rockblll , then American minister on January 15, 1 !tim. Jointly made formal representa tions to China necessitating a declar ation of policy he the regency. Yuan Shi Kai was given asylum by the Itrltish and American authorities, who feared for his life and who since that time Iiiiv,. H"t failed to let China know' they hoped for his recall. He cans,. oT hK China on lb" occasion of his necipiauie of the n ppotiiluicnt lo Wu Chang sent a special messen ger lo Seci'elnry Knox lo nnnoiincl" Hie el, III. Yuan Shi K-ii's consent in return lo olfleo Co l I CM after refusal of lit least two government overt tires. The 1 1 1 1 is i Important elfort to coax htm Ink Hired In l!io, when the gov- i r 1 1 1 ii t ' 1 1 1 appoinled Tang Slum Yl president ol a board In Pckln its a concilia lory measure and sent him to ask Yuan lo join In arranging r . i II niif and currency loans and paclfl calinn in (he opponenls of Ihe gov -itnuioht'H policy of industrial devel opment by use of foreign loans. I'ekinu, In t. ls,'l iie Chinese gov ernment claims to have Won a great victory nt Hankow nnd announces thai the troops hold the station, wlicic the troop trains are arriving rapidly. Although this report appears lo be exaggi rated Hie feeling prevails here that the government has really achieved an important moral victory, 'the belief has been held here I hat. If the llrsl encounter between the revolutionaries and loyal Hoops prov ed decisive, the supremacy would Ii6 settled there and then. Only ii few unimportant towns outside of Han kow, Wu Chang and Han Yang, have taken pari lii Ihe rising. Nan King, Chang Shu, Canton, and other cities of Known revolutionary tendencies, have iml responded to the call of tho Insurgents, so far as can be learned,,. They arc seemingly awaiting tho result of Ihe llrsl emoiililer. Had Ihe rebels ov erw heltnlngly won today's battle. II was expected th ' provinces below (he Yang Tsx, Klang would he theirs. Willi other Important cities In re lielllnii, the government would have been unable to coticentrato Its strength against the three in Hit Pell province. The rebel leaders showed the usual characteristic weakness ill not following up their early victories. No news was received from Szf Chueu province. The American lega tion failed to receive reports, except that rrom Consul General (4 recti at Hankow, tinuuunelnB that the bnttlo had begun, Acceptance ol thfi vlUuiil't 1