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TO CHRISTMAS. ONLY FOURTEEN TALKS TO SHOPPERS "Time and tidc wait for no man," so thc wise shoppcr will take advan tagc of thc present and?"avoid the crush." THB TIMRfi FOtWDBD 1M?. THB DIHPATCIf FOUNDIGD IN 18S0. WHOLE NUMBER 18,463 RICHMOND, VA.. KRT DAY, DECEMBER 9, 1910. TII 15 WKATHER TO-DAY?Pair. PRICE TWO CENTS. RICHARDS FAILS 10 PROVECHARGE Assistant Engineer Todd Tells of Q Street Excavations. COMMITTEE HAS HEARD ENOUGH Will Now Sit in Executive Ses? sion to Consider Plans for Re organization of City En ginecr's Department. Saville Answers Atkinson. To a largo cxtent, if norabsolutely, 1'ourth AhHi.sta.nt clty Engineer ciiarie? L. Todd, Jr., vindlcated hinmclt on tlu .charges brought by Councilman Charles K. Rlchards beforo thc Lynch Investi , gatlng commlttee Iftst night, th<- com? mlttee declarlng al a late hour that it had heard enough; that lt was not nci. Icssary to call thc rcmalnder ol Mr. iTodd'a wltncsBea, although all those It.ummotied by Mr. Itichurds had boen hoard. The comrolttoo wlll tncct n<-.\t Wedneeday night ln tho ofllcc of tho City Kngineer ln executive session to forrnulate lta report to thc .Street Com 1 mlttliO both on tho Todd charges and on tho general plun for a reorganiza llon of the Clty Hnglncer's offlco. Mr. Bolling wlll at that tlmo present a plan ,lor a goncral reorganizatlon of the dc lpartmnnt, on which tho subcomrnittec wlll pass. and thc wholo will probablj result ln tho recommendatlon of an or dlnance to tho Clty Council glving the (Engineer complete authorlty withln his ?own department to employ and Jis chargu hls assistantfl and to dlrect their daily work, wlthout intervention of Council committees. \\ hnt Itlcbnrdu < Imrnrd. Mr. Rlchards, u member <-f ?hc City Council from Marahail Ward, charged that he secured an estimate from As /?iBtaul Engineer Todd for Krading <er ir.ir. Bldowalks on Q Btreet; that the amount nf work larif.-lv - .-I--1 the cstlmate; that Mr. Todd did not c.-oh section tlio work in advance, and that tho contractor had iicen largely over pjld for the parl that had b*-en done. Mr. Todd was able to Bhow by wlt? nesses that although not cross-sec tloned. he bad taken certaln general measurements In advance ot the work; tliat the iac< avatlon.- were much larg er than wuuii appear, aud that com parativcly uttle more work was neees ?sary to make up thc- amount which had been allowed the contractor. Thc-rc 1- as much cunfiioting testlmony through which the commlttee had to pick Its way. wlts some omphatlc staternents of a more or less personal nature. which, desplte the efforts of Chalrman I.yneh to preserve order, again and unain thri-atencd tho peaco of the In vestigattop. Ani?cr? InHpertnr. Before the Rlchards matter was gone Into evidence produeed by Asslstant Kngineer Saville tended largely to clear hlmself of imputations of errors east by .Sewer lnspector Atklnson, and to leave the burden wlth Mr. Atklnson, tho man who was discharged by Flrst Asslstant Clty Kngineer Bolton after Jie had tcstltled' adversely to the de? partment. Mr. .Saville presented his liotes and estlmates which had been fully cht-ked over and found correct ?s to the Eleventh .Street sewer on ?whi, h Mr. Atklnson. thc lnspector, had tcstltled that hc had found lt neces? sary to change the grades to keep the eewcr from runnlng out of the ground. A letter from the forcman on the job fctated that the grades were not charig cd at any time. but the Importance of tho letter was wcakened by the admis elon that the forenian had been slck a week while the work was in progress. A letter from l.ouls Washer; lnspec? tor o? the Tullp Street sewer, on which 4t was alleged Mr. Saville had made an error. stated that the sewer had been covered past the polnt Indlcated be? fore lnspector Atklnson was put on ?ho job. Mr. Saville stated tliat hls proflles for the Eleventh Street sewer Jjad ?heon shown by englneers to be abso? lutely right, and that if they wore not followed, it was lnspector Atkin ?on's error. Mr. Saville said he was on tho work every day, and Mr. At? kinson had not said anythlng to him aboui thc grades having been wrong. Jlr. Hurry Testllles. Thomas A. Barry, head of the con "tracting iirm which built tlie sewer, testlfied thal he had followed the blue (prlnls fttrnlshod, and that he did , not make any change by order of Atkln? son or any other lnspector, that Mr. Saville was on thc job every day and Jlr, Bolton almost every day, and that the foreinan would certalnly have notl fied him had there been any eonfllct in plans. Mr. Barry considered Mr. Atklnson a competent lnspector, but sald he would tako ordoi'S from no lnspector which Involved a dhange ln the plans wlthout notlfyiug tho en? glneers. lle was not tho contractor on the Broad Street sewer and hesltated to express an opinion, but as an export of long experience In sewer work he thought that liad the pipe thero, been tlioroughly covered in the runniils by tho excavatinsr contractor li certainly would not havo buekled. Mr. Atkln eon recalled to the stand renowcel his assertlon of having changed the grades, and sald tliat sotnetimes Mr. Bolton came to the job only onco a week, and dldn't always get out of 3ils buggy. Mr. Atkinson admltted that ho dld not know of his own knowledge whut lie had leslifled as to tho connectlon for tho Tullp Street sower, not having been on that work at tho tlmo. llo In.slsted, however, that had he followed' the grades given on Kloventh Stroet the sewer would havo run out ot tho ground, although ad xnitting that tlie last out was inarked slxteen feet doop. Mr. Barry said that he had boen paid by tlie prol'lle, and tliat lf tho clty lnspector hud insisted on a cut slx inches doepor the oliy should pay for tho additional cut or? dered by Mr. Atkinson. C. Manning, Jr,, tool< Ihe utand in reply to Sewer Porerhan iioizimch as ito tho llndlng of a sewer connectlon for tho Broad Stroet sewer, llo stated "posltivoly und omphutleully" that ho dld not flnd tho eonnuetloii whero tho foreinan had told hlm to cut, and th-at ho had dug into every nai't of tho col? lar until he was afrald of throwlng the front out ol' tho building by fur thor oxeuvatlons boforo tho CQlineo t1ou was found. Mv. Holzback, recall? ed to tho stand. testilled tlmt he h-;i(l floiu- to tlu- building aiul put his fo'oi ion tlie spot wlu-ru thc out wus tp- bo ..XCinUliUBd.oa &80?B<1 EttgeO. ... FNIOFU-EDDY Followers See Her Body Laid Away in Mount Auburn Cemetery. MHS. MAUV UAKEIt EI)I?V. . Boston. Mass., December S.?The fol? lowers of Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, tne foundcr of the Christian Kclence Church, partod with her vlslble form to-day nt a funeral servlco that was marked by simpllctty and lack of osteti tatloii; liiai yielded no ofprcsslOn pt sorrow, at least not by her followers; that wa? sttrrounded oy no trappin_i? of niournlng, but was novertheless _uf flciontly Impresslvo to llnger long in tho mcthbry ot 120 persons who at? tended. Jtldge Cllfford P. Smith, first reader of the Mother Church, read thc greater part of thc servlce prepared by himself, whlch conslsted of selectlons from the Blble, correlative passages from Mrs. Eddy's book. "8ciencc and Health,' and a prayer. He was asslsted by Mrs Carol H-yi Powers, the second r^aaer, who rendered Mrs. Eddy's poem, "Moth i-r's j-vcnlng Prayer." wlth sweet and lend.r cxpresslon. There was no eulogy. no Fohhlng e.. ccpt by the young granddaugliter. Mary Baker oiover, whose erepe-covered hat was the only sombre color note ln the house. The spaclous parlors whero thc little gathering sat eighteen minutes ln calm thought were bathed In sunllght. whlle n spray of roses on thc coftln and here ahd there a bouquet as lf for decoratlve effect were the only evldence of the customary masslng of flowers. Those who wished to look for the last tlme on tli- face of the leader of the sect saw the small, dellcate facc of a woman who looked slxty Instead of nlnety, and whose cxpresslon was sing Ularly peaceful and showed no sign of suffering. Eighteen carriages followed the hearsc aero'-s the snow-clad hills to Mount Auburn Cemetery, ln "Watertown. There, before the open doors of the re ceivlng tomb. Judge Smith ilnlslied tiio servlce nf the day by readlng thc Iwci.ty-third P-alm and pronounclng as a benedlctlon tho last vcrse of Judc. The coffin was slipped into Its nlclie. and thc door was shut and sealed, and a man was placed on guard. WANT LONGER HAWSERS Tovrlng nnd Steam-hlp IntercKtJi Make Plea to Coiiinil-Hlou. Washlngton. December S.?Sugges? tions were recelved to-day from tow Ing and stcamship intercsts ln various purts of the country by the hawser commission. authorized by Congress ln 1908, looklng toward a modiflcatlon of the recent restrictlons on the length of hawsers attached to seagolng barges when towed In inland wator ways. A plea for a longer hawser than 150 feet, the present rcriuirement. \vafl entered. The hawser commission conslsts of Goorge Uhler. suporvlsing inspeetor-general of thc steamboat In? spectlon service; G. R. Putnam, of the Eighthouse, and Eugene T. Charn berlain, Commlssloner of the Bureau of Navlgatlon. The commission has practically com? pleted the taking of testimony con cernlng hawsers and expects to pre? sent its report to the Secretary of Commerce and Labor ln thc neur fu? ture. FOR HONEST TOBACCO Scnntor Taylor Wnntu "Weed Drnught luder I'urc Food tmv, Washington. December S.?Senator Taylor. of Tcnne.sec. Introduced a blll to-day to extend the provislons and regulatlons ot* the natlonal pure food law to tobacco, In whfttever form it may he offered for salo. Hls blll is deslgned to prevent the mislabellng or brandlng of domestic tobaceos, ho that they can bo offered as Imported stock; to prevent the adulteratlon of tobacco wlth any other substance; the treatment of tobacco wlth any delcte rious substance, or the offering of packages upon whlch the weight is not correctly stampod. Senator Taylor wlll urge the oon sideration of his bill at this sesslon oi Congress, aud expects it to have considerable support lrrospective of party. In addttlon to speclflc deflni tions of the standard* by whleh to? bacco shall be iudged, the measuro seeks to prevent the substltutlon of anothor grade or klnd of tobacco ln a box or pnekage. LOUISIANA GROWING Pupiilntlon Shows rncrca-c of 10.0 Per Cent. iu Dcende. Washlngton, D. ("'., December 8.? Iho population of the Stato of Eouis iana is l,lir.l!,;iSS, an Increaso of 27-1 - I--.--"?rn,."'"'.por <-"ont" ovel* 1.381.665 ln 19(10. 'lhe increase from 1S90 to 1900 was 26.'I,0,':S, ot- 23.5 per cent. Popula? tion of tho parlshes containIn? tho prlnclpal cltJes is: ^ b Caddo, 58,200; Culeasleu, 62,767: Enst Baton Rotigo. .'I-J,5S0: Orleans, 339,075 Ouaehita, 25,830! Rapldes,' i4;5_B, Tho population of Spokane, Wash., ls 104,102. Thls Isjui Increase of 77, 551, or 183,3 per cent., ovor 36.S.S in 1900. Tho population of Bismarek, n. x_., is 5,1-13. compared wlth 3,319 ln 1900. Rovlsed statlstl'cs of the population of Tampa, Fla., show tho population to bo 37,7-2, an Increase of 21,913, or 138,5 per cent., over 15,839 ln 1900 A prevlous unnouncement gave tho 1910 eonsus a:i 38,521. I "lutt Kiiu-rul To-Dn-y. , Washlngton, D. C.. December 8.? . unornl services for Commander Rob? ert Platt, IT. S. N., retired. who died in this clty yosterday following ti Htroko nf apoplexy. wlll bo hold hero to-inorrow morning. Intorment ?fflU J?0 -fl--QvMJ_?s-.^a_ii Ceaeiorii ?--, F Cash Was Far From Plentiful at Last Election. DEMOCRATS USE . P'ALTRY $27,771 This Amount Less Than Was Spent by Republican Party Which Went to Defeat?Re? ports of Expenditures Are Filed With House Un? der New Law. Washlngton, i>. ?'".. December 8.?The Republican Congressional Committee received $77.161 and dlsburoed $74,373, while th<- Democratic Congressional Coriimfttee received $27,790 and dls bursed $27,771 during the recent cam? paign, according to reports died to-day with the clcrk ot the liouse of Repre sentu llves. These reports wero mado ln accord anee wlth thc act <>f .lunc 25, llno. pro vldlng for publiclty of contrlbutlons made for the purpose of Influenclng elections at which representatlves iu Congress are olected. llHd Money l.ett Over. Of thc amount contrlbuled to thc Re? publican cause, $l7,ono was cash on hand at the tlme the publiclty act was passed. The Democratic balance on hand at tliat time was only $13,258, The ,-t requires a divislon of recelpts. showing i-ontribiitlons of $100 or more nnd contrlbutlons in BUtirts less than $100. In thc former class the Repub? lican report shows Ilfty-two Items. mak? lng up all but $2,102 of the total re? celpts. In the $10.1 class the Democrat? ic committee reported thirteen contrl? butlons, amountlng to $3,650, whlle thc aggregate of contrlbutlons of less than $100 was $10.8S3, thc remalnder being made up by cash on hand. The largest Indlvidual contrlbutlon to the Republican fund was made by Representative Willlam B. McKIniey, ot Illlnols. the chalrman of the commit? tee, which amounted to $5,000. A con? trlbutlon of $5,750 was received from Ihe treasurer of the Union beaguf Club, of Philadelphla. The Republican State Commlttee of Louislana contrlb? uled $2,000, former Secretary of the Trea?ury Ersllr M. Sliaw. ns treasurer of the Manufacturers' Club. of Phila? delphla. $1,830. and John Pitcalrn. ol Plttsburg, $1,000. All of the remalnder was made up from contrlbutions of less than $1,000. Thc National Repub? lican Committee gave $S^7. IiUrffent Hemorrntlo Olver. The largest Indlvidual contrlbution | to the Dcmocn-ttc fund was $1.0)0. from W. C. Beer, of New York Clty. Colonel I A. D. Martln and South Trlmble, both j of Franltfort, Ky., and J. C. Mayo, ot ? Raintsvllle, Ky.. gavo $500 each. The Democratic Siate Committee ot | Georgla contributed $150. Travellng ! expenses durlns extonslve speaklng i tours were contributed by Representa | tlves Champ Clark. of Mlssouri; A. S. I Burleson, of Texas, and Ollle M. James, i of Kentucky. From the sale of 216 campaign text I bvoks the Republican committeo re? ceived $107. Thc Democratic report does not show any receipts from this source. Only one member of President Taft's Cabinet is shown to have contributed anything to the Republican cause Postmaster-Gencral Hitchcock gave $500, and If others of thc President'." ofllclal famlly opened tholr purses they gave amounts of less than $100. Some Dlplomntle Cnsh, Tho dlplomatlc corps is represented by R. C. Kerens, of St. Eouis. ambassa? dor to Austrla-Hungary, who gave $500. and David Jayne Hill, of Roches? ter, who gavo $100. Charles Dyer Nor ton, secretary to President Taft, con? tributed $100. Senator Root made a contributlon of $500, his being the only name repre senting the United States Senate. As the iaw does not requlre the publlca? tlon of the names of small contrlbutors, it does not appear how many members of that body contributed to thc cause of the other branch of Congress. How Money Waa Spent, Under the head of disbursements, thc Democratic report shows no extraor dinavy expenditures and no largo sums other than those covering rent, print intj aud wliere the salarles and ex? penses of a number of employes had been combined Into one item. Expen? ditures of $200 each are shown for the campalgns ln tho Thlrd Congressional Distric/t of Kentucky, the Sixth New Jersey, the Thlrd Mnssaeliusctts, the Ninth Missourl, the Elghth Tennessee Second Nebraska, Seven th Missourl, Elghth Nortli Carollnu, Slxteenth Mis? sourl, Elghth Mlssouri and Tenth North Carollna. In Kansas $803 ln dls burs'.-ents was reported, whilo $200 was expended In lowa. These amounts do not include traveling- expenses of speakers Tho Republican report shows many largo expenditures In comparison with Democratic disbursements. Thc prlnt? lng ollls wero far larger, and tho same was true of items for rent, telegrapn and telephone servlce and salarles. What Speakers Were Pnld, Under tho head of expenses of speak? ers lt. Is shown that Representative Duncan E. McKlnluy received $1,000; A. C. Rankln, of Chicago, $1,774; Rov. John Wcsley Hlll, of New York, $2,250, and many other amounts between $50 and $S00. ln twelve dlstricts the Republican . exponded $1,000 cash, losing slx dlst I trlcts and winning slx. Thoso dlstricts I woro thc Sixth Kansas, tlio Ninth lowa, tho Tenth Kentucky, Flrst Michigan. . Fourth Minnosota, Fifth Minnesota, Second Tennossoe and tho Thirtoenth, Soventh, Flfteonth, Sixtecntli and Four teenth Missourl Dlstricts. In splte of these' expenditures, tho Republlcuns suffered a not loss of four seats In the House ln tlie dlstricts naniod. In nlne other dlstricts expenditures of $500 eaoh wero reported. Thoso woro the Flrst and Slxth lown, tho j Ninth and Eleventh Kentucky, Sixth nnd Flfteonth Ohio, Flrst nnd Soqonri Oklalioma and Second Wost Vlrginia. In the Ninth Wl3consln $100 wus spent. Contrlbutlons were reported-of $2,000 to the Roptlbllcun Stato Commlttee ot Norlli Carollna; of $1,6.10 to tho Repub? lican State Commlttee of Missourl, uHid $500 to tho Kopublicun fHute Coinmit ?ep o? Mftl'Xluad, ? . ELECTION RESULT Politiciansof EveryFac tion Are Nonplussed by Pollings. PREDICTIONS ARE ALL UPSET Both Parties Went Into Battle Expecting Great Gains, and Votes Show There Will Be No Change in Their Standing in Par liament. London, December -.?At thc close or the polllng to-nlght iu tho general electlons ihe standing of the parties ls as follows: Government Coalitlon?Llberals, 147; Laborltes, 2S; NatlonallSts, 45; lnde pendent N'atlonallsts. 6; total, 226. Opposltion?Unionists, 193. Thc- fifth day of the electlons endod j wlth lhe parties stlll runnlng ne:k and j noik and wlth the prosp.ct that they wlll .-oiue under the wlrc in almost prccisely tho same relative position ihey held al the start. Returns had been recelved up to nildnlght from thc votlng for 419 members, and the result is a Unlonlst gain of two seats ln ihat number over those held by that party ln tho last Parllament. Thls amazlng result ls unprecedented in English history as lt is embarrass ing to pollticinns of all factlons. Both parties went lnlo the electlon prcdlet ing great galns. Both are now con vlnced that the new House of CommonS will bc practlcally ldcntlcal with tho old. Conieain Close. Forty-four seats were ballotcd for to-day. Returns were recelved from twenty-one of these and from forty four whicli were ballotcd for yester? day. In these slxty-ilve thc L'berais gained ltadnor. .ilre and Bedford. whlle the Unionists gained Eskdale. The contests were close nearly everywhere. The Unionists continuo to cut down the Liberal majority, and to make a number of gains all along the llne. but insufficient to turn out the Liberal members. Glasgow, whlch the Llberals counted upon for an Increased vote, went off some 2,000. Wlnston Spencer Churchlll, the i;oi?e secretary, ivas returned by Dundee. but about 1,500 votes uhlfted to thc Unlonlst column. largely as the result of attacks upon his personallty. The Unlonist candldate in South Bel fast, where opposltion to home rule was the strongest, made a - v.wsiderh.Io gain over th. Unionlst m-jortty ln thc last electlon. whllo Indlcations are that the O'Brienltes are cuttlng down the strength of the Redmondltes In most sectlons of Ireland. Heavy ralns to-nlght, coupled wlth a delay ln the reports, decrcased tho general enthuslasm. John Redmond, speaking at Dublin, said: "Thc elect ion has already killed tho veto power of the Lords, and tho abolition of thc veto means witlt mathematical certainty the establish? ment of home rule." At Belfast. riotlng followed the closlng of the polls. There was much stone-throwing and many windows were broken. Police relnforcements ouellcd the trouble. KIDNAPPED BOY FOUND Flr..t Cnsc Where New York Police Have ISffeeted Uccovery. Xew York, December 8.?"They told me I was in Chlcago," said Gluseppl Eongo, eight years old. when the po? lice led him to freedom to-day from the tonement room where he had boen looked a prlsoner by kldnappers Among the scores of children stolen by lawless Italia.ns this is said to be the only New York case on record In whicli the police have citected n I recovery. The boy found to-day was t-aced I by tlie aid of another chlld, whose brother is also held for ransom. The police learned lhat Giusepoi was a prlsoner In! an East Slde tenement. They searched the corrldors. llstenlns at transoms. At the door of a rear room thev heard a chlld crying. Tho littlo truide was llfted up and poered over the transom. "That's him." ho whispered excitedly, and the pollco broke in tlie doom Guardlng Gluseppl were two men, and ln the same room wlth him were two other children, a boy and a glrl. whom he knew only by thelr first names. The police thlnk. they also may havo been kldnapoed. The two men on guard wero arrested, I as were flve other Italians, amontc them a woman. Gluseppl's father is n well-to-do Brooklyn grocer. Slnce ho disappear? ed on November 19 the father recelved two letters demanding money, the lirst asking $10,000 and tho second S13 - 000. The recovery of the boy makes the thlrd in less than a week, two other Italian youngsters having turned un without the aid of the police." ? DIX0N BRINGS SUIT C'hnrgeH Mlulstcrs Wlth PrcvenUng Productlon of III- Play. Mucon, Ga., December S.?Charging conspiracy on the part of two mlnis ters of the gospel nnd llvo members of thc Councll of the clty of Amevleus, Ga., to prevent the pres-titatinn of hls play, "Tiio Slns of tho Father," ln that city, Thomas Dlxon, tho author and plavwright, to-morrow wlll flle suit in the Unlted States Clrcult Court hore, asking $10,000 diimngos, actual and punltive. Thc two preachers named, the Rev. E Burroughs and the Rev. R. L, Blvlns, lt is charged, ontcred Into tho conspiracy because of tlie play's "lin moral tendenoles." In Curtherance of tlfo alleged conspiracy, it ls declared they presented a resolutlon to tho Citv Councll, whlch was passed, for blddlng tho productlon of Dlxon's play. LIST-NARROWING Supreme Court \ iilioliitiiit .i<n M?ij- Hc Itendy FItnI of "Week. WVtshlngton, December S.?President Taft c-lled a npoctal .meeting. of ltls Cabluot late to-day to go ovor tho Supreme Court situation. Tho llst of likely appolntoes is narrowlng rapidly. but it was said to-nlght that Mr. Taft has not roached a concluslon, nnd probably will not untll noxt Monday or Tuosday. Mr. Taft hns consulted wlth ovor tlfty Senators regarding tho forthebm ing appolntments. The. Insurgent lead? ers, wlth tho exccptlon of Senator En Folletto. who has doollned to go to the Whlto House, havo boon qulto cop sple.uous ln the moro rocont .WlUto ilpuB? couforqnoofc -, BIGELOW STANDS OUT AMONG IMMORTALS I ll! HHII JOHN BIOEI.OW. [Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.J New York, December S.?Wlth a group of "The Amerlcan Immortals" danking him left and right and fllling up the background on the stage of the New Thoatre, John Blgelow, grasplng a sturdy stlck. looked out to day over the audience gathered to attend thc jolnt session of the Amerlcan Academy and the Natlonal Instltute. both of Arts nnd Letteri>. Thero were many dtstlngulshed men on the platform belonglng to one or the other of the socletles, but none of them stood out as dld the venet able man who celebrated his nlnety-third blrthday only a week or so ago. Mr. Bigelow sat In the mlddle of tho stage. Around hlm were sucr men as Wllllam Dertn Howells. presldent of the academy: Wllllam Crar> Brownell. Henry Mllls Alden. reviowcr of Current Events; Hamlin Garlanc and Dr. Furness, who reads from and wrltes of Shakespeake when he u nol smtllns? at tho moribnnd Baconlans. Mr. Bigelow, after he was Introduced by Mr. Howells, told of the fa? mous men and tlmes of old. II I Waterways Boosters ? Believe That Their Liong Fight Is Nearly' Ended. ? FIND MUCH ENCOURAGEMENT They Foresee Adoption of Im? provement Policy by Fed? eral Government. Washington, D. C, December S.? That tho great object which led to the organizatlon of the Natlonal Riv? ers and Harbors Congress?the adop? tlon by the government of a policy ot Inland waterway Improvement and thc adequate support of that policy wlth annual approprlatlons?ls withln sight of accomplishment ls the belief of the hundreds of delegates now her.! attend? lng the seventh annual gathering of the body. ? Posltlve declaratlon, w'as inado to the assomblagc to-day by Champ Clark, looked upon by lhe delegates as prob, able Speaker of the next House of Rep? resentatlves, that thc House would-ap provc such a blll and make necessary approprlatlons. Thore would, in hts oplnlon, bo fow dissentlng votes. A simllar oplnlon was exprcsscd by other speakers. includlng Governor Harmon, of Ohlo, and General Blxhy, chlef ot Unlted States Englneers. Saf-guurdlug Tcriniunl-. The safeguardlng of termlnal faclll? tlcs along waterways to be improveu was declared by severai speakers to be of great lmportance. Some of them stated that the rallroad companies are already ln possesslon of doekuge sltes, whlch will hamper the work of trans fcrrlng heavy frelght trafflc to water llnes. Ouster proceedings must now be resorted to, tt was clalmed, and tho dockagc sltes secured by munlcipal ownorship beforo the full benollt ot tho mlllions to be expended could be enjoyed. Tho delegatos to-nlght llstened to addresses by Mrs, lloyle Tomkies, pres? ident of the Women's Natlonal Rivers and Harbors Congress, und others. ln hls address to tho congress Rep? resentativo Clark urged tho delegates to dlrect tholr mlsslonary efforts for legislation to the Senato and Whlle House. "If all the words ln favor of linprov Ing Our waterways," he said, "could be transmuted into dollars we would have funds sufllcient to bulld granite dlkes on both sides of ovory rlver ln tho country. What pu/.-los mo ls thut wo all profosH-to bo ln favor of waterway Improvemont, and yet nobody seoms to havo sense enough to dovlso a system of dovelopment that can ho startod und turrlcd through. Favor- _.onniuy. '?1 am in favor ot" economy, hut every/ oxpendlturo is not wnste. Nearly every member of tho House of Representa? tivo. ls rnudy to help you. und lot mo add that resolutlons do no good unloss you keep up an actlve campalgn lu Congress. Dlrecl your mlsslonary worlc to tho Senato and the Whlto House." General Blxby iu hls address declared thut the day had passed ior the uppcur auce ln rivor und hnrbor bills of pro i'oets "whero tho , woi'tlilnoss of tho Improvement ls stjibjoot lo uuy reuaon ftfclo dQUbL" s.. G VIGOROUS FiGH Comes Out in Signed Statemcr Against Election of . , ' Smith. FAVORS JAMES E. MARTINi Declares It Duty of Legislator to Vote for Choicc at Primary. Trenton, N. J.. December S.?Wood row Wllson, Governor-elect of Nei Jorsey, to-nlght gave out a slgne statoment In whlcli he declared hlmsel ln positive terms ln favor of the elci tion of James E. Martlne, Democra of Union county, to thc United State Senate, to succeed John Koan, Jr. D AYllson, in oqually positive terms, dc clurcs himselt' opposod to the electlo of former United States Senator Jamc Smith, Jr. For some tlme past th Govomor-clcct has boen holding cor fereneej' with Democratic members c the Leglslature and urglng upon thct thc wisdoinof olec(lng Mr. Martlne. .Dr. 'VVIlson refrulned - from tnukln any publlc statoment untll tho preser tlmb.'hoping that Mr. Smith would ar nounco hls retlremont from the fieli Dr. AVtlson called upon Mr. Smith a his liome in Newark on Tuesday nlgl" and porsonally urged hlm to rotire. 1 Is understood that Mr. Smith decllne to do so. ln hls statement isstiod to-night D Wllson says that he had hoped to hav avolded. oxpressing hlmself. rcgardin tho selectlon of a succossor to Senato Kean, but that ll had becoino neces sary to do so. He then refors lo th recent campaign. whleh placed him l an unusual posltlon.< Ho offered, h sald, If elected, to bo thc spokesma of tho people. Contlnuing, he says: . ,"I even askod those who dld nt care to ntake tholr cholco of Governo upon that' undcl-.-Uandlng not to vot for mb!. . I bellov'e tliat the cholco we made UPQH . that. uildorstutuling, and canno.t . eseupo. . Ihe responsibility ln volvod. . I have no dcslro to oscapo lt, "I know that the people of New Jei sey do'not deslro'Mr.'James Smith, Jr lo be' sont again to tlio Senate. If h should'be' he Wlll hot go'iis'tholr rop resuntatlvc. The only means I have c knowing whom they do deslro to rer resont them ls tho vote at tho recen primarJes, whero 4ti,000 . Oemocratl votars, u majorlty of the whole nuiu ber who voted at tho prlniarles, doclare their ' proferenco for Mr. .Martlne, c Union county. For mo that vote is con cluslve. ' I thlnk lt'sh'otiiil be for ovor inetubor of the Leglslature." , Tho Governor-elect then, declare that lt is the duty of evory Domocrati legislator to voto for Mr. Martlne an his luty to advocate hls (Martlne's election. MAGAZINES CONSOUDATE 'J'onl WiiInoii'm I'lihltruttuii iuerKcd Wlt Tuylor-Trotwood, , Atlanta, Oa., Pecembpr S.?Annoiinei ment Is mado of tho qqilSQltdutlon c Watson's magazli^o. of Thpinson, Ga edltod by Thomas E. Wtitson, tlio we known Southern wrlter, .und the Tay lor-Trotwood tuuguisine, of Naahyjiii Tonn,, Into one great Southern jnagu vslno, Now oapltul wlll be, lnve.sU-d;t the outnrprlHo und tho publlcatlon \vl dovote its atlentlon largoly to Soutl em problunm and InterostB.' Mr. Wul son wlil nuuuiln. aa eiUlor.ln-.clilof5 THREE OFIIIOIS. ALL DIFFERENT ConspiracyCase Against Railroads and Coal Companies Decided. ONE POINT IS WON BY GOVERNMENT All Others Are Decided in Favor of Defendants, and They Will Not Be Compelled to Change Present Price of Coal. No General Con? spiracy. Philadelphia, Pa.. December 8.?Tha Unlted States .Circuit Court of tho Eastern Dlstrlct of Pennsylvanla to day declded that thero ls no general conspiracy among tho anthracite coal carrylng rallroads or coal companie_ to reslraln trade or commorco or to mo nopolize thc trade or to malntaln cer? tain prlces, but lt did dccldc that the Temple Iron Company is a combina? tion of anthracite coal carrylng rall? roads. In violation of thc Sherman antl trust law, and granted thc prayer ot the government for an Injunctlon re strnlnlng that corporation from contln? ulng a violation of the act. Thc sum and tubstancc ls that the government wlns only one of severai points, that ln tho Temple Iron Company case, and that tho defendants will not. bc com? pelled to change the present prlces ot coal as a result of the court's declslon. Three Oplnlon-. The case was heard by Judges George Gray, Joseph Bufllngton and William M, Danning last Kebruary. Three opln lons wete handed down late thls after? noon, and each dlffers from the .(.her. .ludge Gray dtsmlsses all of tlu? gov ernment's charges except that relatlng to the Temple Iron Company, whlch he sustalns. Judge Bufllngton dlsmlsses all the charges except the one agalnst the Temple Company and the one relatlng to the 65 per cent. contracts ex? isting between the big corporations and the independent coal companles, he sus talnlng the charges of violation of law on these two points. Judge Lannlng disinlsscd all the con tentlons that were made by thc gov? ernment The suit was filed ln June. 1D0K, dur? ing President' Roosevelt'. admlnistra ,tion. The dot'endants included the Readlng Company, Philadelphia and Readlng Railway, Lehigh Valley Ruil road, Delaware, Lackawanna und West? ern Rallroad, Central Rallroad of New Jersey, Erle Rallroad, New Vork, Sus quohanna and Western Rallroad, Phil? adelphia nnd Readlng Coal and Iron Company, Lehigh Valley Coal Company. Lehigh and Wllkesbarre Coal Company. Pennsylvanla Coal Company. Hlllslde Coal and Iron Company, Now Vork. Susquehanna nnd Western Coal Com? pany, Temple Iron Company and about forty Individuals or so-called Independ? ent coal companles. Tho theory of the government's case was that all the defendants had long beon parties to a general combination nnd conspiracy, whlch stitled competi? tlon and obstructed trade and com? morco In anthracite coal; that tho sep? arate acts charged in the suit against various groups of the defendants were steps toward the common goal, and that theso separato accounts of the various groups were Independently ln violation of tho Sherman antl-trust act. What Government A_ked. The government asked that tho court adjudge and decree that: 1. Thc defendants are parties to a combination and conspiracy ln. re? straint of trade. and that they bo en Jolncd from contlnulng this combina? tion. ? .. That they be enjoined from contin uing lhe 65 por cent. contract existing between thc blg companles and tho In dependents. _. That tho accjuisition by the Erle Rallroad of tho capltal stock of the New York, Susquehanna and Western Rallroad and of trfo Pennsylvanla Coal Company and the Delaware Valley and Klnsston P.ailroad was lllegal under tho antl-trust act. I. That the acqulsitlon by the Read? lng Company of the capltal stock ot the Jersey Central was also lllegal. 5. That thc acqulsition by the Lehigh Valley Rallroad of tho capital stock ot Coxo Brothers & Co. was ulso lllegal. 6. That the Temple Iron Company bo declared a combination of the de? fendant railroads, in violation of the law, .nd that the combination be. dls? solved. The Independent coal companles were brought Into the case through the so called 65 per cent. contract transac? tlons. The Indopcndents sell their pro? duct to the big companles for 65 por cent. of the prlce. tlie blg companles recoivo for lt at tidewater. The gov? ernment contended that the Independ onts were forced Into making these contracts because there was no other way to gqt their coal to market lf the coal companles chose to dlscriminate against them iu tho matter of cars and rates. Tiio case will probably not he taken to ihe Supreme Court of the l'nlted Statos. LOOKS GOOD TO HARMON Whlte House Stlll I'leuNiug to Ohlo'* Governor. ? Washlngton, l">. C December S.?? Governor .ludson Harmon. of Ohlo called at tho Whlto llouse to-day tn pay hls respects to Presidont Taft. He stopped only a few moments, btt' borh he and lhe I'resident seemed '< enjov thc visit. Governor Harmon was greelcil most cordlally Two stortes of the campalgn were oxch-anged, but nelthcr story was divulgod. When Governor Harmon visttcd the White House during lhe conference of Governors last year. hc was usked lf he Itked thn look* or the place. Hls reply at that tlme was that a man should always cousult hls wlfe before takiug a lease ,m any placo nf abode. Tu-dav- tho Governor declared that th ?fi'l/c M'lrtto ii.iini and th? subdued greoji wall- of the oN-ctithe office were quilc. 'lUltrtiVtiW. "I n.v'ur' _aw the President looklng rtner'or'ln better splrlts," he declared. "lt l?- always a pleasure tu h_va _ cjwt with him."