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THE DlfiPATCH FOUNDED IN 1*0,
THR TIMKS FOUNDED 1888. WHOLK NtJMBER 18,484. FIRMLY BELIEVES Mrs. Stetson Expects Mrs. Eddy to Rise From Dead. WITH HER WILL COME CHRISTi Christian Science Leader Pro claims Belief That Foundfir of Cult Will Never Die, and That Millennium, Seen by John on Patmos. Ia at Hand. New York, December 29.?Mrs, Au iust-i E. Stetsoh, tin.- excommunlcated leader of the I'-irat Church of Chrlst. "Sclentist, ln Ne**,' Ifork, sald to-nlght that thc huur hud come whon she muat stand boforo the whole world of Chris? tian Science and proclalm hor belief in the lmmliicnt reuurrectlon in the semblance of human form ot Mary Baker G. Eddy, the dlscoverer of Chris? tian Science, who, aa tho world belleve:), dled at her homo m Newton. Muss., ou 1 "" Jmbor 3. "Mrs, Eddy is not 'dead," said .Mrs. Stetson. "As Jesus Chrlst revealed Hlmself on the third day after Hlacru ciflxlon, and later waa seen of a com? pany ot 500, so .Mr.-. Eddy wlll ba ralaed from the tomb and will manlfesi ' herself to all the world In proof ot her teuchlngs that there is no death. Wiih "lils Jcmonstratlon o? herself in a form that wlll be vlslble to all lhe v.-orld, the end of tho gospel age wlll be slgnallzed. with Mrs. Eddy wlll come Chrlst, the truth, anrl tho millen? nium, seen by John on Patmos, will be wlth ua. Then Wlll ill of falth tltid tliat there i.s no death, att,l iho.-e who eee and belleve will never dle." i. i i'i.-i 1 ii?* Dlscrepano', When Mih. .'?:? ?:. :.,?..? thi.-*-e state ments, accompanylng them with al lengthy wrltten statement of her doc-i tiincs in the form of a letter to a stu thts mornlng*? papers that whert-aa ? crlaln i.'hil nar. :? :,11 .*-1: !n Ihi:- ? it looked fur a resurrection of Mrs Edd) ln the flesh. Mrs. .Stetson had admoti ished one of these who had come li! lier with this concept, saylng that thet'e was no authority for such a bellei ^/'s wrltlngw ar.r: i* was forblddei: I mual of the ] Mother Church >,f tho. cult to indulgi.-', in specuiation. To-nlght Mrs. Btetson sald that sui.ii a report uad been allowed to go fort!, | b< rise "the hour had not yet come, v- - , I should give volce to tny soli convlctlon* ln thla matter." The hour came to-day. and at her j home at 7 yVest Ninety-slxth .Stroet, i adjolnlng the First Church building,] "Mrs. Stetson talked to-nlght at length ; ?upon startllng deductlons whicli Imd come to her through twenty-slx years of study of the "dlvlne metaphyslcs' Koi forth ln "Science and Health" and I other of Mrs. Eddy's wrltings. Mrs. Eddy's passlng on from tho carthly sphere and tho subsequent ac tlons of certaln Christian Sclentlsts in Boston, all of whicli seemed to Indi cate a convlctlon that the discoverer and leader of Christian Science wus dead, had greatly shocked and demor olized Christian Sclentlsts cverywhere, accordlng to Mrs. Stetson. Those who j had thus seemed to accept the general j .belief that Mrs. Eddy was dead, and! ?who had subsequently ordered tlielr! conduct ln a manner whlch indicated lack of falth ln her abillty to demon Btrate her dominion over death, were liko those dlselples who had gathered together ln an upper room after the urucitlxlon of tho Savlour, deploring the: *Tact that He was dead and taklng no lic-ed of prophotlc admoiiltlon to await iHis resurrection. Jler Nuuip Omltted. It was noted to-day that thc latest Hedltiop of the Manual of the Mother ?Church, whlch has just come from the presses ln Boston, the usual line, "Mary Baker Eddy, Pastor Emerltus," had boen omltted from the list of church c-fheers whicli prefaces tho text of the church law. ln all previous editions of thls book Mrs. Eddy's name and title baa appeared ln this 11st. This is a grave lndicatlon of the attltude taken by the directors of the Mother Church fiince the event of Mrs. Eddy's passlng on. accordlng to those who hold wlth Mrs. Stotson that Mrs. Eddy ls not dead and that she is still tho head of jthe church. "I am watchlng and walting for the .idemonstratlon by Mrs. Eddy of her :self ln the semblance of human form," ?sald Mrs. Stotson. "It may he to-day, ilt may be next week. lt may not b? '.tintil twenty years from now; but oven ?for twonty years I will awalt, conftdent Jn the ultlmate proof of her triumph over death. 1 know It will come. I Icnow lt must come. Nobody but Mrs. Eddy, who Is now wlth Jesus, with the truth, could be the loglcal person to tlemonstrate In thls hour. "This domonstratlori may not be the same as that made by Jesus Chrlst 2,000 years ago. "We know not how conditions may have. changed ln tho present day. Thero is a tomb ln Mount Auburn Cemetery whlch ls ?quipped with a telephone and which is watched by guartls; It Is different Irom tho tomb whlch Joseph of Arlma thea secretly put at tho dlsposltlon of ttho apostles. 1 cannot say that Mrs. Eddy wlll make her domonstratlon there in tliat tomb or where lt will be. I only know that it will bo. "I belleve that when undylng mind Soses the earth. thought, or the body. ?s you woulu say, lt passes slowly tfroni the. fleshly concept to tho purely fcpiritiiiil. "I beliovo thai. Mrs. Eddy will dem jonstrato herself beforo she has mado ,-thls trahsitlon; that sho will still liava ttho upprocluhlo aspect of the material, BO thai sho can bo at-on by the eyes of mon. Thoso who havo .suttlclontly elc ,-vatoti thomsolvos so as noarly to ap ?proaoii tho spIrlUial, leaving' tho mate? rial concopts behlnd thom, wlll be.. tho jlrst to soo Mrs. Eddy, but the whole ?world shall ho wltness to hor aeiiion. ?ii*ation ln tho end. Wlll -\over I'iihk Fvohi Sight, "Chrlst passed frorn thc slglii of man 1,..._icHtlJiiUfii ofi Sif^Opee^. . i PLEAD3 FOR PARCELS POST Deuruw Says t'urmers of Country De mtiiid lt. washington, December 29.?ln tho annual reporl of Fourth Assistant E*ostmastcr-Ot*orai DeOraw, made publlc to-day, nre several recomtrton* ? intlons deslgned to Improve the rural froo dellvery Borvled, Ue desorlbefl ln rl< tall thd dellvorjy of mail In tT/o rural Ulstricts throughout thc country, und makes an urgent pleo for the cstab llshmerit or a parcel dellvery system along tli" llne oi rural routes. Muny farmers, he says, are detnandlng such u system, and Its establishment would ti ean an additional lnco/ie to tho gov? ernmenl amotintlng to mllllons of dol lai Thc total mileage ln operatlon ? ui .iiitio 30 lant was 093,068; thc mileage per route averaglng 21.17. The average number of mlles traveled daily by rurai carriers wus 'jkk.uo.i. Tho average cost <if servlce per mlle of routo was 115,96 por iinnum. Mr DeGraw suggosts that legisla tion be enacted timt win extend to rural carriers and Other employes of tho postal servlce the exlstlng law! whlch authorlze the Postmastor-Gen eral to pay the sum of $2,000 "to the legal representatlves of n railway pos tal clerk or Bubrallway mall clerk wiu ahnli be kliu-d while oft duty, or who, being Injured whlln on duty", shall difl wlthln one year thereafter as tlio re .?'.)It of such injury,' and also wlll an thorlze/tho -payment to such employo while suffering from Injurles so re ' elved hls salary for a period of one year, He further recommends that Congress enaCt leglslatlon at the com? lng sesslon whlch will make provlslon for the retirement of superannuated employes. ALL ARE AGREED Hopiilillcnn l.cnilcrw Uunt I'annnin Canal l-'ortlilcd. Washington. December 29.?Both Senator Fllnt, <>f California. chalrman of the Committee nn Interoceanic Ca rtala. nnd Representatlve Mannl of 11 llnols, chalrman of the House Commlt? teo on Intcrstato and Foreign Com merce, expeel to introduce gcneral Panama Canal bills. These wlll Incor por te thelr dlfferlng ideas as to the need* of leglslatlon for the big |376, '..000 waterway ln the officlal eatl mate cost. The Whlte House conference devel oped substantlal harrnony of oplnlon favorlrfg fortlfication of the canal. presldentlal dUcretlon as to thc exact amount of tolls under prescrlbed maxl? mum and mlnlmum llmltatlons, gov ii nt. operatlon of the dry dock and repair shOn facllitles and government. sale of all the coal. oil and other BMp Bupplles at both ends of th" c na] to the trade 0f the world passlng through the canal. The dlfferences of views us to whether foreign shipplng and coaatwise shipplng should receive ? -iiiiil treatment ln canal charges could not t,o reconciled. and the problem stlll la un.*.,. .i I Aa an outgrowth of Lhe conference. Senator Fllnt Immedlately after tho holiday rccess wlll introduce a bill embodylng the needed lc-glslution from hia viewpolnt. The general measuro whlch Mr. Mann proposes probably wlll he presented to hls colleagues on '????? late and Foreign Commerce Commlttc-e at one of tho early meet lfigs after the holiday recess. * TO PLEAD FOR MERCY -Menilicr* of "Bathtuli Trust** AVIII Jiot llght I nuett. ? ? ishington, December 29.?Pleas for clemency, it ls reported. wlll be made irtnient of Justice by the, inUicted members of tiie ao-called < "bathtub : ; . r " (.brough their attor i". a conference here to-morrow. ? Frank H. Watson, l.'nlted States at torney at Detroit, where the indict-' rrtents were found, has been notltteu to be present. Edwun T. Grosnour, who conducted the civil suits. whlch have resulted ln practically putting the trust out of business, will represent tlie government. A small battalion of lawyer.--. representlng nearly forty of the defendants, also wlll be present. Two or three days ago some of the defendants appeared ln court ln De? troit, pleaded not guilty and asked to reaerve the right to change thelr pleas. Attorney-CJeneral Wlckersham gavo personal Instructions that if such rc-servatlons were to be made the time in which the pleas mlght be changed must be llmlted. The court flxed Jan? uary 3 as the last day ln whlch such action could be taken. The confer? enco arranged for to-morrow was one of the results. It is said that lawyers for some of the lndlcted oncs have advlsed thelr cllcnts to plcad "nolle contendere," in the hope of having n court Impose llnes and not jall sentences. There is tho highest authorlty for saylng that no such compronilse wlll be accepted by tho Department of Justice. FAMINE IS SEVERE ! ThoUMUUdK of People Suffering Pnngs of Hungcr, Washington, December 29.?An af i fecting picture of the ravages of the famlne in China is afforded by a re I port to the State Department by tho American consul at Nanklng, inclos ; Ing extracts from the Shanghal newo papers, The consul says tl>a,t the fa | inlno ls even worse than thut of three : years ago, since it affects a, larger ter ! ritory (seven countles ln the northern part of the province of Klangsu), and a, greater population, in thls case numberlng 2,500,000 persons. The famlno is owlng to serious fioods [last summer, which utterly destroyed | the autumn crops. The roads are tllled with refugees, who in many cases, in their desperatilon, are robblng and plundcrlng the vtllages where food stuffs and money are to be found. GOVERNMENT DEFRAUDED Belleved to Hnve httut More Thnn SM? ixio.iiiio to Sugar Importers. New , Orleans, December 29.?That the Federal government has heen de j frauded out of more than $1,000,000 In i import dutles at Now Orleans through I false woights and Improper gradlng of sugar, was developed by the grand jury investigation which was In prog ress here for two weeks before tho j holldays, according to unofflclal in ! formatlon made public here to-day. It ls said thut no criminal prosecutlon ig to follow the investigation, but that ! the government will brlng suits i against certain sugar refineries to re I cover the alleged unpald dutles. Tho grand jury ls expected to re conveno next week and present Its report on tho sugar probo. JEFFERSON DAVIS WEDS Ile I? Grnndaou of Tresldeut of tU? Confederacy. Colorado Springs, Col., December 29.?Jefferson llayes Davls, son of J. Ai llayes and of tho late Mrs. Margaret Ilowell Jefferson Davls Hayes, and grnndson of Jefferson Davls, was mar? ried at St. Stephen's Eplscopu] Churcli yesterday to Mlss Doree DoWltt, daughter of Dr. nnd Mrs, Theodore F. DeWitt, of Brond'mooro, a suburb of Colorado Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Davls will reslde at Fartield, Utah. Jeifer koii Hayes Davls hail hls namo changed from Jefferson Davls llayes some years ago by a special uct of tho Colo? rado Legislature. Thls was dono to perpetuato tho namo of Jofferaon Davls. Judge Setli Wnlker l)?*inl. Roclu'ster. Mimi., Decomber 29.? .Tudge Both WaJker. ?f Chattanooga, Tenn., dlod at noon to-day at St. Marv's Hospital. Tho body wus taken South Uy hls son, Soth Walker, Jr,. to u-Uilu, vVi SHEEHAN IS AFTER SENATORIAL 115 Makes Formal An nouncement of Desire toSucceedDepew. NO PURPOSE BUT TO SERVE PEOPLE His Leading Opponent Will Be Edward M. Shepard, but Many Dark Horses Are Be? ing Groomed in Case of Deadlock?Fight Is Growing Warm. New York. December 20.?wllliam F. i-jheehan made formal announcement of his candldacy for the Unlted States Senate to-nlght ln a letter addressed to Mayor L,ouls F. Furnmann, of Buf? falo, who, with other promtnent Demo? erats, recently Indoraed Mr. Sheehan for for the scat whieli wlll Dccome vacant when the term of Senator Dcpew ex plres on March 4, 1911. ln defmlng hls attltude toward na? tional rmestlons, Mr. Shoehan declared hls belief in *the lettor and splrlt of the platform adopted at the last Demo? cratic State Conventlon. lie declares hlmself in favor of a bona lide dov/n ward revlslon of the tarlff. After de clarlng that trusts and combtnatlona that control the necossarios of life and Increase the cost of llving are largcly the resuit of excc-sslve protecilve dutles, Mr. Sheehan says that lf the occasion should arlse for Congress to legislate further on tho subject, ho will, lf a member of that body, ap proach the "solutlon of the question ln the splrlt of the broadest patrlotlsm, with no master to direct and no pur? pose to serve but the welfare of our common country." Mr. Sheehan says that though he re jolces ln tho world-wlde effort to brlntf about unlversal peace, untll thls tlme comes he would heed the old saying, "Put your trust ln God and keep your powder dry" .Vo Dlctntlon for Illin. "I havo no patlence," he contlnues. "with the Senators and Representa? tives who have repeatedly submltted to leglslative dlctatlon, and I expect and hope the people will have no pa? tlence wlth ine, lf I become thelr rep reaentatlve. lf at any tlme 1 aurrender one lota of leglslative Indepondence because of leglslative command or favor. If tho people's representatives are true to pany prlnciples and cour ageously perform their duty, and lf the courts remain falthful to the great traditlons of the past, new natlonalism wlll continue a futlle and Innocuous cry." He concludes: "If I am called to service ln the natlonal Senate my motto will be 'up ward nnd onward. but steady, always steady.' " Public statements and circular let? ters favorlng tho principal Democratic eandidatc-s for the soat in the Senate to be vacated by Dopew becomo more numerous with tho approach of the first of the year and the time for the convening of the next Stato Leglsla? ture. Wllliam Church Osborn. chairman of the committee whieh is advocating tho candldacy of Edward M. Shepard, heads a lon,;. list of well-known New York Demoerats who have slgned an appoal to voters asklng thom to wrlto to thelr representatives in the Legislature in Mr. Shepard's favor. Flrst Demoerut Sluce Hill, This contest for tho senatorship ls of unusual importance, because the in comlng Leglslature wlll be the flrst that has had a Democratic majorlty and power to send a Democrat to tho Unlted States Senate slnce the late David B. Hill sat in that body. Mr. Shepard and Mr. Sheehan are thc leading candidates. In event of a dead? lock betweon them. friends stand ready to press the clalms of Supreme Court Justice James W. Gerard, D. Cady Herrlck, J. Sergoant Cram, or Danlel F. Cohalan. Cram and Cohalan aro closely identl flod with Tammany Hall. Herrlck j reslgned from the Supreme Court bench slx years ago to make an un successful run for Governor. Both Justico Gerard and Mr. Shepard were promlnent c.nndldates for tho guber natorial nomination at the last Demo? cratic conventlon. Sbechnn l.ong In netlreinent. ?Wllliam F. Sheohan ls a New York attorney and partner of Alton B. Parker. Ho now comes to the front after slxteen years of comparatlve polltlcal retlremont. I.t 1S9I ho was Llcutenant-Govornor, and prevlous to that Speaker, and later minority leader of the Assembly. He was promlnent as a workor ln the Parker presldontial campaign, but slnco then has taken little actlvo part ln polltlcs untll tho recent Stato cam? paign. His friends say that Mr. Sheehan already has enough up-State legislators pledged to insuro his success at tho party caucus. ?Next week tho scene of tho prelimi nary sklrmlshes will bo transferred to Alhany, whon the backers of tho candidates wlll go to tho capital for the innilguratlon of Governor Dix and the convcnlng of the Leglslature. ?Wright May Mnko Race. Nashvllle, Tenn., December 29,?Gen? eral Luko Wright, former Secretary of Svar, ls quoted ln dispatchos recelved hero ln connection wlth tho senatorial situation as saying: "It ls not unllkoly thnt i will get in tho game." Thls ls taken hore as an Indlcatlon that General Wright wlll be ono of tho opponents of Senator Frazier whon the Leglslature meets ln January.' Govornor-Elect Hooper aunouncod to-day that ho posltlvely would not be a candldato. Thls statement came as a reply to the report that an effort would bo mado to send Hooper to AVashlngton nnd get hlm out oi" the Governor's chair. FARMER FOUND DEAD Wlfe, Iteturued From Asytuni, ls Held fnr Crime. Laurens, S. C, Decenibor 2!).?13. A. Ilamilton, a young farmer llving noar hero, was found dead at his homo to? day wlth hls head almost completely sovered from tho hody and a bloody axo by hls sldo. Hls wlfe, who rooent ly roturnod homo from an Insnno asy? lum, ls belng hold b.v tlio authorities. Sho donlos all knowledge of tho crime, Among hor halluclnatlons botdro belng taken to tho asylum waa thut sho aud ftUled, Jjor) iauiibau^ ?vi* ABANK ITS 900 Virginia Safe Deposit and Trust Corporation in Receivers' Hands. BRANCH AGENCIES IN EIGHT TOWNS President Rixey Turns Over His Real Estate to Protect Cred? ltors?His Ilinesi; Given as Reason for Suspension. Receivers Make Statement. I Spoclal to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.] Alexandria, Va.. Deci :r.bor 29.?The Vlrglnla Safe Deposit -ind Trust Cor? poration, wlth a pald-ip capital stock of $300,00? and an authorlzed capital stock of $1,000,000. closed Its doors this mornlng. followlng the appoint? ment of John S. Barbour, of Falrfax, and Judge J. K. M. Norton, of Alexan drlj, as receivers to wind up its affalrs. They gave a Jolnt bond ln thc sum ot fSO.JOO. A slmplo notlce, written wlth lead pencll, was tackod on t i doors1 of tho bank thls mornlng, readlng: '.'Closed; in charge of roceivers: all notes duo can ho pald to any bank in town." Thls was the llrst Intlmatfpn that there was any trouble. During thc mornlng hours many depositOTS gath? ered ln small groups and read the no? tlce. No Hint of Troublevfi ?The news came as a distlnct.surprise Ip banklng clrclca. From what can bo learnod, not the sllghtest intlmatloii wa3 glven that the bank conremplatefl wlndlng up Its affalrs. The appointment of recelycrs wns made ln the Corporation Cffurt hero by Judge L. C. Barley exactly^-flve mln? utes after mldnight last night, upoh appllcatlon of the stockholders and dl? rectors of the company, all except the presldent, C. J. Rixey, who 1 s -111 at his home in Washington. Thelr names, as appended to the pa? pers llled ln the equity suit for the ap? pointment of a recelver, appeur as fol? lows: Thomas J. Fannon, Henry K. Field, C. C. Leadbeatcr, George S. French, John P. Robinson and Henry Baader. All are well known business men. Xo One tn Run llnnk. "Owing to Illness of thc presldent or the defendant company," '.he appllca? tlon reads, "and belng withotn rgaeon ,-- ... vi. ance thal h*e -..- II i ? MSlVi ^o personally conduct the affalrs of the company for some tlmo to come, com plainants find themselves unable to carry on the buslness. "Complalnants further state that whlle there aro ample assets, they be? lleve, to meet all the obligations of tho company, yet. as there wlll be calls ln the near future for large sums ot money, they doubt thelr abillty to ar? range for them, deprlved as they aro by illness of the assistance of their president, nor can they see any hope of gitccessfully conductlng the buslness of the defendant company in the fu? ture. "That, because of the conditions, the purposes for whieh the company was formed have failed, and lt cannot bo longer conducted profltably or to serve any purpose of its creation or exi-it "That in order to secure all doposl tors and other credltors against any possibillty of loss ln any event, C. J. Rixey, the president of the defendant company, has conveyed to lt large propertles, mostly valuable real estate, for an estimated value of $200,000." Stntement hy Itecclvers. At noon to-day the receivers for the bank Issued the following statement: "The directors, findlng that they would be unable to meet certain largo wlthdrawals of deposits, of whlch they had been notllied in advance, wlthout what appeared to be unwarranted sacrlflces of the securltles of the bank, and ln order to save what appeared to be the best interest of all deposltors and credltors, and to keop them on.an cqual footlng, last nlght applicd for the appointment of receivers. The court appolnted Judge J. K.' M. Nor? ton and John S Barbour, as receivers. "They have executed the bond re? qulrod hy tho court, and are now in charge of all tho property of the com? pany. The receivers havo not yet been able to make such an examina tion of tho affalrs' of the company as will justify them in stating deflnltely its conditions. As soon as thls Infor? mation can be ascertainod it will bo furnished to those intereatfd. "In addltion to the othor assets of the company, Its presldent, C. J. Rlxey, several days ago convoyed dlrectly to lt a largo quantlty of very valuable property, real and personal, belleved to be worth about $200,000, as a spe? cial securlty for all deposltors and credltors, and lt ls the expectatlon of the credltors and receivers thnt tho assets wlll provo more than sufllclent to pay all dobtors and credltors. Thls step was made necessary at thls tlmo by thc contlnued Illness of C. J. Rlxey, and hls inabiltty to glvo the bank hls personal attentlon." lOIgbt Branch ArciicIc*. Tho Vlrglnla Safo Deposit and Trust Corporation has eight. branch agenclos soattored at the followlng places througlmut tho State: Gordonsvlllo, Dillwyn." Lovingston, Remlngton, Cul peper, Charlottesvllle, Baslc Clty and llerndon. lt ls undot'stood that the receivers aro arranglng as rapidly as possible to wind up affalrs. lt ls not yet known. however, whon tho deposltors wlll be pald off. Many peoplo ln Alexandria had reg? ular banklng accounts at thls instltu? tlon. A numbor had deposits ln tho savings department, whloh pald ;i por Oent. Interest. Its brunclios all dld a good b'??iness, ll Im salil. Tho bank was ostablished hero sov eral yoars. Only a fow days ago lt oreelod a modern banking house on tho north sl.lo of King Stroot, botween Falrfax artel Royal stroots. C. J. Rlxey, presldont 6f Iho COh*; cerri, ls from Culpopor, nnd is vvoll iQuiiUnu-.* oa SUtii Pftgo.). WILL ROOSEVELT UTE TAFT? Washington Hears Sen* sational Prediction as to 1912 POPULAR VVAVE MuUNTSHIGHERi President Apparently Paying No Attention to Politics, but Republicans Are Expected to Follow North Carolina's Lead and Fall in Line for His Second Term. Washlngton, December 29.?-Wlll Col- | onel Theodore Roosevelt mako thc speeeh ln 1912 that wlll agaln nouil- ! natc Wllliam 11. Taft as the Ropubli- j can standard-benrer? That he wlll do so was tho sensa- j tlonal prediction made to-day. Many wlll doubt thls prospect, but lt ls the outcome of the Taft rcnomlna- | tlon wave that is maklng lts way ! through tho country. lt Is sald to be based, though, upon recent uttoranccs, ! of a prlvate nature, from Oyster Bay. j President Maken *Vo Comment. So far as the Whlte House ls con cerncd, the story was not touched ] upon to the President. Although ho was ln a jolly humor most of tho day, hls vlsltors sald he was just a littlo petulant aa to polittcal talk, Suggestions to hlnt about a new chalrman of the Republlcan Natlonal Committee and of his vcnomlnatlon niet wlth rcmurks that he was lindlng too much to lnterest hlm wlthout bother ing wlth polltlcs. The fact'atands out that Mr. Taft is the least busy of all men in behalf of hlmself. and that ho never talks polltlcs unless he ls cora pelled to do so. . Solid for Taft for Another Term. The Taft wave' found outrlght and forclble expression among vlsltors at tho White Houso to-day. The thlng became so unantmous, thc reporters agroed that lt waa monotonoua. They longed for some one?La l-'ollette or Cummlns?who mlght vary lt wlth a littlo spice of opposltion or threatened opposltion. Senator Burkett. of Nebraska?My State ls for Taft's renomlnatlon, and will send a solid delegatlon for hlm. He has done and is dolng great work. He is growlng fast. Hls quallties of greatness are being more thoroughly appreciated each day. Senator Warner, of Missouri?I haven'r the,le?*3t douM that Missourl's dulegation will b? solid for Taft. The people of my State llke him, and are satisiied with him. Agalnst a Demo crat ho wlll carry the State, too, ln the elections in 1912. Senator Pyles, of Washlngton?There ls not much doubt as to the attltude of Washlngton ln 1912. The Stato del? egatlon wlll be for Taft. LYortb Carolina in Unnd Wagon. Slnce North Carolina Uepublicans have climbed up on the politlcal band wagon, gottcn a seat close to President Taft, and have sworn their alleglanco to tho Great Whlte Chief for four years more, It is expectod that the Virginia G. O. P, wlll follow along the same llnes at an' early date. lt ls said that there ls no rldlng so comfortablo as that on the front seat, wlth Presi? dent Taft holding the llnes and crack ing the whlp. In a way the Tarheelers stole a march on tlielr brother Republicans from other Statos, and whlle the lattor woro enjoylng tho Christmas festlvltles and plannlns how they would lndorse President Taft some tlmo ln the near future, the North Carolinlans, scentlng the politlcal alr, hurried to Greensboro, calied the leaders of the clan together, klndlcd the flre in the wlgwam and declared that thoy wero ready to stand by the President, flrst, last and all the tlmo. Meeting of Mystcry. The Greensboro meetlng was clothed in more or less mystery, as, lndeed, aro all the gatherlngs of the falthful ln Vir? ginia and North Carolina. Whlle it was whlspered horo thc day before the meetlng that Congressman Morehead, liring of thc job of dlstrlbutlhg Fed? eral patronage, wanted to quit and leavo the handlng out of the pap to former Senator Marlon Butler or oth? ors, nothlng of a deflnlte nature could bo learned: Even tho erstwhlle Popu llst Senator Butler professod to know littlo of the reason' why tho State Exactitive Commlttee of. North Caro? lina had boen calied together. Dr. J. J. Mott, another North Cnrollnlan who is on the inslde here ln politlcal mat? ters, did not seem to know why ho was golng to Greensboro. und, ln fact, tho day beforo the mootlng, lf thoro was any one around Washington who could or would say why tlie conforenco had been calied, ho could not be found. Th action of thc Greensboro meetlng has demonstrated ono thlng vory clenr ly, and that is, wlth tho prospects good for tho renomlnatlon of President Taft. North Carolina Republicans mean to stay closo hy, and that If any ono else ls after tho CI. O. P. voto thero he wlll havo to get up early*to land lt. What About Vlrgininl What is left of tho poor old Virginia G. O, P. machine ls expected to follow thn oxample of the North Carolinlans and move ln tho dlrection of tho White Houso at an early date. But wlll it havo any effoct lf tho forces under tho guldanco of Reprosentatlve Slemp de olare their alleglance to Mr. Taft, in vlew of the fact that tlio former saw his majority of 4,000 two yoars ago reduced iast November to something llko 200'.' In other words, Just what welght Will the President give tho Vir? ginia voto when he ls vlsltod by tho Republicans and ho recalla tlio l'act how near that stato camo lasi fall to sendlng an entire Democratlq dologa tlon to Congresa? Thon, too, he wlll remember that ln thn Flfth plstrlct, where the rtopubll cuiis expected to make blg galns ovor Judgo Snutulers, they Inst out, all ot whlch shows that the f.utura of Pres-. Iilunt Taft would hardlv be affooted onc way or tlm other by attythtn** thn,' the Vlrglnlaps mlghl do, o wlll bo inter? estlng, however, ir, see lt' they follow the North Cat*olinJana "|l1' ciimb ou tho .jktrpui, Buut la U'? wats-yiit HOMEWARD BOUND Ileet Wlll Appronctl Thls Country na nn Bnetiiy. Washington, December 20,?After a meinorablo reception by England and France, in whlch t,if- Amerlcan na tlon and her navy wcrc tonsted and honored bi overy concelvablo cxhlbt tirm ut frlcndllness, the great Atlantlc battleship tleet wlll leavo foreign ilior, -i to-day and to-morrow on ita homeWard voyage. The ileel wlll approach thls contl nenl as a tcohnlcal enemy and wlll at tcmpt to elude the vlgllance of the fast 81 out crulaers whlch will oporate lilong the Atlantlc coast and endeavor to herald the advance of tho "enemy." ln thls day of wireless telegraph, the Atlantlc fleel wlll have a diffl?-ult laslc, but u win concoal Its move ll ents as far as posslble and avold the frequent ianes of the transatlantlo llners, All the conditions of aotual warfaro wlll be adopted and the fleet wlll make a serious attempt to hlde. from the watchfnl scouts?thc eyes of tr." navy. The fourth divislon of the fleet de parted from Gravesond to-day, while to-morrow tho flrst divislon wiu put ?,ui ii-uiii Chnrbourg, the second from Portland and the thlrd from Brest. The tleet wlll asaemble at the entrance of the English Channel, probably nn Sat? urday, and from thls rendezvous lt wlll start as a unlt across the At? lantlc. The vossels are scheduled to arrlve at Guantanamo, Cuba, January 16. Thc four divisions. whlch cnmprlse the entlro battleship contlngent of the fleet, will be met ln Cuban waters hy the remulnlng crulser divislon, con sisting of the Tennensee, Washington, Montana and North Carollna, tho scout rruisers Blrmingham. Chester and Salem, and the seventh torpedo divi? slon. The (leet wlll make a detour from the usual course and the three scout crulscrs will try to flnd lt be? fore lt reaches Guantanamo. Upon arrlval ln Cuban waters, the fleet, scout crulsers and torpedo bouts wlll enter upon un extenslve prac? tlco. STILL UNDISMAYED Wenther Bureau Wants New Bulldlng* on Slorm-Svrept Itcef. Washington, December 29.?Undis mayed by the hurrlcajie that a year ago waahed away the Weather Bureau building at Sand Key, Fla., the Weath? er Bureau ofllclals have served notlce ? ui Congress that they must havo a new building on that aea-swept front. Ssund Key is rlght ln tho falr way of all craft passlng ln and out of the Gulf of Mexico, and lt ls through thc weather observers thero that all theso vcssels comrnunlcate with land. Cramped ln a room but nine feet square in the lighthouse, all that was loft standing after the storm had ?-??.rried the sand off the coral reef. are quartorcd the three weather ob nervers, who keep the observations and display storm signals. When tho hurrlcanc of a year ago was approach lng. these men flashed out tho nows beforo tho storm arrlved and moved out. The hurricane picked up thc bulldlng and carried lt away. The water rose ten feet over the Island. Now Chlef Moore, of tho bureau, wlll ask Congress for an approprlatlon for constructlng a bulldlng -there on oon ejrete plles thlrteen feet above or dinary tlde level. The island Itself ls flve feet above tide level. DEFRAUDING POOR LO Flrm Indlcted for Trylng to Send Him Icfctloi- Trouaers. New York. December 29.?Indict? ments charging fraud ln the lllling- of contracts to aupply the government warehouse ln thls clty with clothing for the uso of Indians. were returned by the Federal grand jury to-day against Reuben Welnstein and Luw rence P. Maher, of the llrm of Weln? stein & Maher, of thls clty. The speclfie allegation rolaites to live cases of corduroy trousers, destlned for one of the reservations, whieh wore accepted and paid for a? reach ing standard requlrotnents, although. the Indlctment declares, they had been rejected by the government lnspector when Hrst presented. This was accom? pllshed. lt is charged. hy means of a consplracy between the defendants and Charles B, l-'urman, heud clerk at the local lndlan warehouse. lt is charged that the defendants rrmoved ccrtuin cases of clothing from the government warehouse after they had bcen inspeeted and accepted, and through tho connlvance of Furmun, re placed them with other goods, which had been rejected. The defendants al? ready rest under a larccny charge for the rcmoval of the accepted cloth? ing. PROMOTERS OF ANARCHY nurglnr.N t'nrrlcd 011 ttobberles for Money to Further I'lopiiguiidii. London, December 'J9.?Some of the evenlng papers assert that the police lnvestigations of the recent burglarles commltte by n band of Russlana show that London was the head? quarters of a gang whlch carried on extenslve robberles to secure money wlth whlch to further an anarchlstlc propaganda. Llterature preachlng nnarcriy has bcen dlscovered among the burglars' effects, as woll as explosives whlch mlght be used In tho constructlon of boinb.s or for the purposo of safe blowlng. TranslOitora are engaged on bundles of lettera dlscovered, anel Which, according to the newspapcra, make Important revelatlons. Several anarchlat clubs have meet? ing places ln tho East End, where the burglars lived, but they have not been molested, as the members conflned thelr actlvltles to writing and maklng speeches. SOUTH IS SHIVERING I iiii.siinlly Cold Weather I'rcvuils n*t Fnr South ns Gulf. Loutsvlllc, Ky., December 29.?Un? usually cold weather, wlth freezlng temueratures almost to the gulf, pre valls throughout a largo portlon of tho South to-nlght. Tho cold wave follows closely upon the heels of a general weather dla turpance, which took tho form of a tliunderstoriu ln tho central valleys and snow ln Northern Texas. Snow fell early to-day throughout the Texas Panhandlo, nnil a severe wlnd and rain storm provailed along the gulf coast. Southeast Texas experlenced tho lirst heavy rain ln flvn months. Iu Houston several street car llnes were put out of commlsslon and other clam ugo waa done. GREECE IS SHAKEN Ylllagrs Are Destrojed by Severe Hni'thqiiukc!.. Atlions, Greece, Docembor 29.? - There was tt violeiu earthqualce ln the provlnoo of I-Illa to-day, causlng heavy d.iuiage tn bulldlngU. The govern nient has dlspatched help. Coutliuit* Flve !>?>?. London, Dooember 29.?Speolal dis putchoa from Atlions say thnt the earthquaUos In the Klis dlstrict have been contlnuous for llve daiys. Tho vlllagos Of Lechiienii. thlrty-six mlles from Patras, und Andravfda, about thirtv-three mllaa from Patras; havo boen destroyed. Tho inluibitants of these vlUagOS, who number about 2, 150 and I.Sihi, respectlvely, have lle.l to Pytegps, Tholr rtlstross haa beon ii.ei-e'a.sed bv l-.eavy r.iins. The shouks contlnuo lo-,nlght, and tho full extent vi thu dumuao ki not Un^wi-. , t HiS HATHEII Declares in W riting That Times-Dispatch Quot ed Him Correctly. READ INTERVIEW AND APPROVED IT Judge Richardson Tells Publia That What He Said to Times Dispatch Reporter Was Re corded and Brought to Him for Indorsement Before It Was Printed. Tho lnterview with Mayor RIchard*. son on thc wlro contract lnvestlgatlon, whlch The Tlmes-Dlspatch printed yes? terday mornlng, wns retid, revlned and nPproved by tbe Mayor nt hl* re?ldenc? Wednesday ulRht, nml therefore had hls liiilui'.-.-iiu-iil |.ii\ iniis to Its ptibll ciiHoii. Mayor Rlchardson, at hls resldence last nlght, gavo to tho managing,edi? tor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch the state? ment prlntod below, saying: "These are my written words; you can make such uso of thom as you see fit. I do not sign the statement for thn reason that I have nover slgned a statement con cornlr.g any lnterview whlch I havo glven." The Mayor's Stntement. "On Wednesday nrternoou n reporter for Tbe TlnieK-niMpnteh cnlled nt iny ofllce nnd lulkcd wlth me at Icnglb nbout the luvc-llRiitlnn whloh I nm fonduotliiR In tlio 111111tor of vtlre con. ii-iii'pi. I liiforinr.l lilm thut thc Mutc ment printed In thnt pnper on Wcdiic* dny was eorrcct except a.i to the ntnte liiont thut I l.a.l called an L. S. Jonen, of tho Kirc li.-iK.i-i in, iii, for certaln ln fornuillon, n polnt whloh wa* unt mate? rial. The reporter Htihxetiucutly wrote nn lnterview wlth me nnd broiiRht It to tu.v reMdenee inte luMt nlght for such revlslou or chunRcn nn I might deem proper, in order to atuto tbe fnotn cor? rectly. I read It over nnd made certuln chnnges and pencll lutcrllnentloniv. "I deslre to ,-ttate, therefore, thnt the. lnterview wlth me whieh The Tlme.i Dlnpnteh printed ln lt-, laaiie of to-day (Thuradny) i- nbnolutcly eorrcet." Stlll Seeklng Evldence. Mayor Rlchardson agaln declared last nlght that hc had not fully investl gated the wlre matter and had reached no concluslon, "but I will go to the bottom of it," he added, "and take such actlon as the Interests of tho clty may demand. I havo not concluded tho ln? vestlgatlon an.l oonse<iuently dld not say" (as printed in.an afteraoon paper*) "that 'there "would be no special report fo the Council and no grand jury pro? ceedings.' If the further investlsation should dlsclose fraud or corruptlon on the part of any city offlcial In connec? tlon wlth the matter, and the facts. after a full hearing should justlfy lt, I would suspend or remove the gullty party and report my actlon to the Clty Council, and lf thore should he evl? dence of crlmlnal offense, I would re? port tbe facts to the grand jury." Tho Mayor repeated that "As far as I had gone ln the invostigation I had not dlscovered any evldence of fraud or corruption on tho part of any clty offlcial, and were I to stop now there would he nothlng to report to the Council or tho grand jury." To Cull for Inqulry. A member of tho Board of Police Commissloners stated to The Tlmes Dlspatch last nlght that he and otfier members would unlte ln a rcquesf to the Mayor to call a special meeting ot the board, at whlch he wlll offer a resolution calllng for a sweeplng ln? vestlgatlon so far. at loast, as the Po? llco Department work ls concerned. PENSIONS PROVIDED They Are Made I-ossihle b.v <ieaero-*lty of Wnnniunker. Phlladelphla. Pa., December 29.?. Through the generoslty an.l eo-opera ilon of Kodman Wanamaker and the citv of Phlladelphla, a fund of $150,000 wlll be establlshed for the support of tho wldows and orphans of dependcut paronts of all clty employes who may? bo killed or lncapacitated from injurles received in tlio discharge of their dutles. Tho creation of this fund Is the direct resuit of tho fire horo last week whon thlrteen Ilremen nml ono policeman were killed by falling walla. Mr. Wanamaker to-day sent a com? munlcatlon to Mayor Reyburh offering to contrlbute $50,000 ln sums of J2.000 yearly for twenty-flva years, provlded tho city will establish a permanent fund, tho lncomc of whieh, ln addition to tho $2,000 ho promlses to provlde annually, will be applled to the pen slons hc proposes. Mayor Reyburn trnnstnlttcd thc Wanamaker offer to. tho City Counclls and an ordlnanco was Introduced appropriatlng $100,000 to the fund. RODERIGUEZ ALIVE Believed to Hnve Been Hunied nt Stnka ln Texns. Cundalaiara, Mexlco, December 29.? Antonio Roderlguaz, supposed to have been burnod at the stako at Rock Springs. Toxas, ls in Guadalajara, halo and hoarty. Dlspatches from Rock Springs al the time of the lynching mado reasonably certain the ldentity Of the man as u rosldont ot this clty au.l as an aftermath to tho killing, antl-A-morlcan demonstrations ln Mex? lco were started. An effort was also mado t.< start a natlonal subserlptlon for his family, bul loss than 100 pesoa wore subacrlbed. , Roderiguoa was arrested horo several days ago on stispicion that fce was an agent of the ravolutlopary leader, Madero. .Us ldentity was establlshed to-.lay and he was released, Wlu. Wiih I.yneheil. Rock Springs, Tex.. December '-':>--. Tho man lynohed here on November r. for the muvder of a cattleman's wifo was known aa Antonlo Roderiguez, an.l lt wus stated thnt ho came to iho Unlted i-tates from Guadalajara, Mex? lco An effort wlll be made to es? tablish tiie ldentity of. the man UiUeq, Vlllllon-nollnr liilierltnuee. White I'lains. >:. v.. December Sq.** Konnoth Dpws, a young Brooklynue, wlll recelve a cheoK ?'"' Jl.18a.608 os his New Vear i.rosent. Ou th.it date ha wiii oalebrate hls twonl btrth ,l,,v. an.l wlll como Into k fortmu i rom tha ostal.? Davld Dows, <>f Drooklyn. Tho decroa of aettlemoni of the ?T.uar dlanshlp has luat been approveu by the Burru?aio horo.