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Makes Official State?
ment Without
jBreat Britain Will Endeavor to
? Persuade Rebels to Come to
( Terms, as Interests of Entire
Inflation Aro Jeopardized.
United States and Japan
May Join in Effort,
Peking, Dccembor 31.?Promlcr Yunn
Bb.1 Kal lo-Jiy gave hin answer to
Ihoao who aro aiming to transform
China Into a republic. In un omclal
atatemont ho declared without qualifi?
cation that ho refusd to accpt a re?
At tho .Shanghai peace conference
yesterday, Wu Tang Kang, foreign
minister In tho icvolullonary provis?
ional cabinet, spoke Btrongly In favor
of a republic, and later. Tang Khao Yl
? aid that ho was convinced that the
Abdication of tho ICmporor and the es?
tablishment of a republic was the only
thing that would satisfy tho people.
At tho same time Ue expressed doubt
?whether It would be possible to per
nuade Yuan Shi Kal to abandon his
plan for a limited morachy.
It Is hellovod hero that Yuan Shi Kal
means what ho says and will uphold
the monarchy.
A now situation has arisen. Great
Britain, which has boon supporting lue
Premier's monarchlal program for sev?
eral weeks, la now strengthened by
Japan, and 1b endeavoring to obtain
the support of tho United Status and
other countrlos. Great Britain believes
the separation of tho dependencies
Manchuria. Mongolia and Thibet and
tho serious disintegration of China
proper would result from tho estab?
lishment Of a republic, whereas the ro.
publicans havo already obtained In a
material way everything they desired.
Only tho name of tho monarchy Is left.
Nrgotlntlouii for Menu-?.
It Is stated that tho American group,
}f not the American Stale-Department,
already supports tho British idea, arid
are ready with two, If not tbreo, of thol
others of the "four-nation group" of
financiers to lend Yuan Bhal Kal's gov?
ernment money. Negotiations to this
end have been proceeding for some
It was on Great Britain's lnltlatlvo
that tho six powers urged the Shang?
hai peace conference to reach on agree?
ment. Now Great Britain is endeavor?
ing to persuade tho rebels to como to
terms. It Is pointed out that British
interference Is not directed against
China's Interests, but against the sen?
timental Idea In such cases where the
practical Interests of tho entire nation
are being: Jeopardized. Tho extension
of the armistice lor ton days to which
tho 'revolutionists havo agreed has
Riven some hope, but unless the revo?
lutionists accept Premier Yuan's offer,
tho only altcrnatlvo !a continuation or
the conflict with possible division of
the country, the dependencies rallying
around the northern empire.
The Premier has sent 3.000 troops
of tho Twentieth Division to Chln
rw.vng-Tao. on tho coast of Chill, with
the object of preventing republican
Jtroops from assembling In the north.
Tronblc I? feared.
London, December 22.?The Dally
tT/elegraph'a Shanghai correspondent
fears that tho crisis will assume an
nntirorelgn character. He says that
the revolutionary leaders and mili?
tary commanders are hinting at antl
Jorelgn assistance to the Imperial gov.
ernment In the way of loans.
(lodles win Be Brought Home on
Navy's Newest Vessels.
Washington, December 21.?While
the Navy Department hus not taken
tinder final consideration the puestlon
of which vessels of the Atlantic fleet
vriU be sent to Havana harbor to bring
Lack to the United States tho remain.)
of those found In tho wreckuge of the
Ill-fated battleship Maine, it is be?
lieved that the two newest vessels
of the navy, the Florida und Utah, will
tie assigned to that duty.
These two vessels will soon so to I
Qulvoston, Tex., where, they will re- |
main until January is, on which tlatoj
they will Bail to Join the Meet at
Guantnnanio. If the bodies arc ready;
for shipment about that time it is!
probable these vessels will bring them |
back. One vessel will curry the bodies,
.while the other will nc,t "s a convoy.
Orders Is m il by Hitchcock for 1'ronipt I
Handling nf Stall .Mutter.
Washington, l>. c.. December 21.? \
'Although four days before Christmas,
the crush of holiday mutter In the
malls Is so great that Postmaster-Gen- I
eral Hitchcock tb-day Issued order.'!
that post-Office clerks' and carriers,
must work Sunday in the distribution
of letters and packages.
This Is done in spite of the depart?
ment rul;.
Instructions have been given to the
postmasters of the larger eitles to care
for the prompt distribution of mail
matter, and lo this end authority I
givon for Ike hiring of wagons and
teams. Tltfl present Indications are.!
tiint tho pressure of Christmas mall I
this year will be greater than ever '
before in the history of the Post-OfHcc
Mother of Tnflvc, Trying to Shoot
"Utinity," In Herself Killed.
Los Angeles. Ca I;, December 21.?
Mrs. Louise Wilhelm, mother of twelve
children, Instantly killed herself yes?
terday when attempting lo shoot a
rabbit through a window of her su?
burban home. The trigger of I lie rifle
caught in the window easement. The
N\ capon w is discharged and tho bullet
entered her? forehead,
Mrs. Wilhelm w:is considered a good
marksman, and, seeing thn animal in
tho brush, remarked to hrr children,
"oW will havo rabble for dinner,"
Presbyterian* Will CkaURe Plan of Ad?
ministering Assembly's Finances.
Philadelphia, December 21.?A now
plan of administering tho finances of
Iho General Assembly of tho I?reeby
tcrllan Church was agreed upon to-day
by tlie ooiiiinlttco to which tho subject
was referred at the last meeting- of the
assembly. Tho system, which becomes
offoctlVn on December 30, provides fur
the selection of a trust company in
this city ns treasurer; tho prepara?
tion of a budget of expenses for tho
office of the stated cleric, for special
committees of tho Oc-norul Assombly
and for the expenses of commissioners.
of the General Assembly,
Supervision of all finances by tho
finance committee of tho executive
committee Is also provided for. The
plan Is In full accord with tho Idea*
of the Rev, William H. Boborls. st?t?d
clerk of tho assembly, who, for many
years bus been actlnK as troasuror.
To-day's decision was tho result ol
several meetings of tho committee,
which consists of the Ttov. John V.
Carson, moderator of the Goneral As?
sembly; Hrv. William Hiram Foulk*s.
New York Oily; llov. William P. Ful?
ton. Philadelphia; Henry n. Accormlck.
Harrlsburg. and Judge H. DJ. Beard.
Debanon. Tenn. Th0 question of com?
bining; the ministerial / suutentatlon
fund, and tho Presbyterian board of
relief, which was also referred to the
committee, will be considered at a
futur0 meeting.
Alderman or Gary. lud-. Pound Guilty
of Hrtbery.
Crown Point, Ind., December 21.?Al?
derman W. E. Gibson, of Gary, Ind.,
was found guilty to-night of bribery In
connection with the passage by tho
Gary Common Council of a heating
franchise ordinance, secured by Thos.
B. Dean, of Louisville, Ky.. who was
the estate's chief witness. It Is said
ro bo the first conviction in which a
dictaphone played an Important part.
It Is the llrst of soveral trials of
Gary officials on charges of bribery
which will bo held in Crown Point
Dean testified that he' came to Gary
to Invest In a heating plant. lie was
told, ho said, ho could not get a fran?
chise unless ho should "see" some of
the city officials. He testllied that
Gibson was ono of the "saw" officials.
In the way of paying a bribe, in
consideration for a favorable vote.
Dean substantiated his statement by
causing to be made dlctaphonn rec?
ords of his conversation with Gibson.
The dictaphone, a delicate electrical
Instrument, gathers sotinds In ono
room and transmits them to a tele?
phone receiver elsewhere, carried con?
versation in thlii case to the stenog?
raphers. Tho stenographers read Into
the record what purported to be tho
conversation. Including the alleged of
fors of bribes and their acceptance.
Treasury Callers May Not See Money
Counted Hereafter.
Washington. D. C, December 21.?
Visitors to tho Treasury Department
will no longer find access to the
money-counting and handling divisions
of that department, and ths mysteries
of tho big vaults, with their millions
of money, will not bo explained by ac?
commodating Treasury guides. Until
the new orders went Into effect, and
for many year*, visitors to the Treas?
ury have heon conducted through the
places of Interest by Treasury em?
ployes. These places of Interest have
Included a good view of the big vaults
in tho basement and subbasement.
Now all portions of tho Treasury
wherever money is handled or k6pt.
except the cash room, are shut off from
Inspection by heavy Iron bars. Tho
basement and subbasomcnt floors on
the north and west sides of the depart?
ment look like corridors of modern
prisons. Only employes in the money
handling divisions are allowed behind
tho bars, which shut off the approaches
of hallways, stairways, etc. All that
Is left for visitors to see and be told
about now are the bond vaults on the
first floor of the Treasurer's office and
the cash room, with Its vaults, on the
same floor.
Several F?rrien Ambassadors Will At?
tend Peace llunnuet In New York.
New York. December 21.?John Tem?
ple Grave?. Charles M. Whitney and
Samuel Bell Thomas, comprising the
special committee which went to
Washington to Invite the foreign am?
bassadors to the peace banquet at the
Waldorf-Astoria on December 30 next,
returned here to-day and reported that
the representatives of Mexico. Austria,
Turkey, ltussla, China and Japan have
accepted the Invitations, while the
charge d'affaires will represent the
French ambassador, who Is absent In
The committee also secured accept?
ances of Invitations to the Vice-Presi?
dent and to the chairman of the For?
eign Affairs Committee In both House
and Senate. A special car will he as?
signed for the distinguished guests to
travel from Washington here and re?
Tentatively Accepts Invitation to Ad?
dress Southern Commercial Congress.
Washington, December 21_President
Taft io-dsiy tentatively accepted an in?
vitation to address the Southern Com?
mercial Congress at Its second annual
meeting in Nashville, Tenn., next April.
Senator Fletcher, of Florida, president
of the congress, and members of the
Tennessee delegation extended tho In?
vitation. Senator Fletcher also pre?
sented Mr. Taft with n morocco hound
volume containing the speeches deliv?
ered at the Atlanta meeting of the
congress last March, when Mr. Taft
wasi the principal speaker. "This vol?
ume." said senator Fletcher, "voices an
Insistent cull upon both North and
South to rally in terms of commerce
and peace us contrasted with the con?
dition which compelled both North
und South (o rally fifty years a?r<> in
terms Of strife ami bloodshed. Our na?
tion must learn the contrast rather
than revive the memory and story of
the strife that was."
Hills for F.Kin.Onn Museum Introduced
In Congress.
Washington, l>. C, December 21.?
The erection of a $500.000 memorial
and museum to honor and perpetuate
the life and customs of the American
Indians Is proposed In bills which
Sehiuioi' Curtis and Itepvesentative
Carter has introduced. The bills arc
identical, one being presented in the
Senate and the other In the House.
The structure is to be n great Indian
museum. "In which to safely keep such
reifes of the husbandry, art. literature,
handiwork, warfare and tho chase as
may he contributed by the Improved
Order of Bed Men of this United Slates
and such other kindly disposed asso?
ciations and persons."
The building Is to be under the su?
pervision of the Secretary of the In
lorlor, under, whose jurisdiction tht
Indians come now.
Order Fruit Brick. Tho Velvet Kind
Ice Crcuni.
Every Material Allega?
tion Made by Govern?
ment Is Denied.
Operations Alleged Not to Con?
stitute Undue Restraint of
Trade Under Sherman Law
as Interpreted by U. S. Su?
preme Court in Standard
Oil and Tobacco Cases.
Chicago, December 21.?Denying
every material allegation made by tho
government against the ten Chicago
packers on trial before United States
District Judge Carpenter for viola?
tion of the criminal sections of the
Sliei man law. Attorney tleorge T.
Buckingham to-day outlined tho-case
of the defendants In an opening
statement to the Jury.
The defense met defeat when Judge
Carpenter, at the opening of court,
denied motion* to eliminate counts
two and three from the Indictment
und to have the Jury disregard state?
ments made by District Attorney Wll
korson in his opening argument re?
garding certain acta of the defend?
ants prior to tho throe-year period
covered by the Indictment.
Attorney Buckingham described in
detail the method of buying, selling
and accounting used by the packers, ,
and declared that the unusual nature
of the business made some such sys?
tem absolutely necessary. In outlining
the packers' defense, Attorney Buck?
ingham made salient statements In
reply to tho charges of the govern?
ment, among which were:
Ileply to Charge?.
That the business operations of the
packers do not oonBtltulc an undue
and unreasonable restraint of trade
under tho Sherman law aa recently
interpreted by the United States Su?
preme Court In the cases of the Stand?
ard OH Company and the American
Tobacco Company.
That the public has been benefited
rather than injured by the operations
of the packers.
That tho government's proof of tho
alleged combination must be confined
to the three-year period subsequently
I to 1907.
That the profits of the packers do
not exceed 10 per cent, on the actual
money Invested.
That the profits on the sales of meat
do not exceed 3 per cent.
That no agreement on the purchase
price of cattle or on the sale of meats
ever existed among the defendants.
That the weekly meetings of the
packers, held prior to 1S02. were for
the sole purpose of preventing the
overstocking of the market with per?
ishable fresh meat, and not to As prices
or suppress competition.
That there are nearly 300 Indepen?
dent concerns In daily competition
with the Indicted packers.
That the defendants supply less than
70 per cent, of the meat used In this
That the high cost of moat is the
result of a variety of economic causes,
and not due to any combination among
That the National Packing Company
was organized In good faith to trans?
act a legitimate business, and not to
perpetuate any system for the "fixing
of prices or the control of the pro?
Attorney M. \V. Borders, represent?
ing the Marris group of defendants
will speak to-morrow morning.
not implicated in suit
Wnltbam Company Will Not Be Af?
fected by Government'? Action.
Boston. December 21,?The Waltham
Watch Compnny Is not Implicated In
the suit begun b?- the Federal gov?
ernment in the United States Cir?
cuit Court at Philadelphia against the
Keystone Watch Case Company, ac?
cording lo a statement made to-day
by K. C. Fitch, of Boston, president
of the Waltham Company. The Key?
stone Compnny Is alleged by the gov?
ernment u> be a monopoly in restraint
of trade under the Sherman antitrust
Mr. Fitch asserted that In the watch
movement business thoro was now a
healthy competition.
"It Is absolutely Impossible." ho
said, "that we can be affected by the
action of the Federal government,
since we arc not connected with the
Keystone Compnny except by -con?
spends night in prison
Governor of Tennessee Then Declares
. ItrforniN Are Kccesaary?
Nashville. Tonn.. December 21.?A
night in the State Penitentiary here
convinced Governor Hooper that re?
form* were necessary In the Stale
prison system. The Governor submit?
ted to the deprivation of his HbertJ
last night so that lie might observe
more closely tho condition of convicts
who had asked Christmas pardons, and
to-dav announced hi would grant sev?
eral conditionally. lie said In the
spring the stripes would be taken off
all convicts except Incorrigible*, and
that a prison school would be started,
lie Is urging the addition of indeter?
minate sentence and the parole sen?
tence, and Is working for a law which
will give prisoners' dependent relatives
some benefits from their work in pris?
new York Will make: bid
Tnkes Step? to Secure Xcxt IJomocrallc
A'ntlonal Conventlou,
New York, December 21.?A move?
ment lo secure the next Democratic
national convention took form to-day
with action by the Hotel Men's .Asso?
ciation, wlslch appointed a committee
to nsk for tho co-operation of Demo?
cratic leaders In the project. The com?
mittee will report to the association
to-morrow, and steps. It (a stnted, will
be taken to raise $125,000 for tho ex?
pense* of the convention, the dale and
place Of which ftro to be decided by n
meetln" of the Democratic National
Committee In Washington, on January
Serious FlKtitlnK llrin, I'crslan Con?
stitutionalists anil Russian Troopn.
Teheran, December 21.?That sortous
fighting has conimeneuil between the
Persian Constitutionalists and Russian
troops is evidenced In dispatches from
Tabriz, which state that tho governors
palace has boon bombarded. Thore
were casualties on both sides, but their
extent Is not yet known. The Rus?
sian legation here professes to-night to]
have no details of tho engagement.
There has been fighting also between
the Russians and Persians at EnzellJ
on the Caspian Sea. and at Relsht. six- |
teen miles northwest of Knzell. Con-i
ftlcting versions are given aB to the
cause of the fighting. One says the I
Russians seized the police headquar?
ters ut Relsht. It Is feared that the
news will have a deplorable effect on
public opinion in Teheran. Tho spe?
cial commission of five deputies, which
the National Council yesterday decided
to appoint to deal with the Russian
ultimatum, has not yet been formed,
owing to tho reluctance of tho deputies
to serve.
Flnnl Ultimatum.
London, December 2'-.?The Teheran
correspondent of the Morning Post
says that Russia yesterday presented
to Persia a final ultimatum, demanding
compliance within twenty-four hourB;
othorwlse the Russian troops now sta?
tioned at Kasbln would advance on
The National Council, says tho cor?
respondent, has now abandoned Its pol
Icv of resistance and has voted the re?
gent authority to settle In the best In?
terests of the countrv. The acute stage!
of the crisis Is believed to be ended.
Persians Attack Russians.
St. Petersburg. December 21.?Ac?
cording to reports received from the
town of Julfa. a suburb of Ispahan.
Persia, the Persians to-day attacked I
ft Russian detachment The firing last- I
ed all day and artillery took part in
tho engagement. I
Telegraphic communication with
Persia has boon interrupted.
OrKnnuntlon Formed by State Officers
of Ohio.
Columbus, O.. December 21.?A solid
Ohio delegation to support Governor
Judson Harmon for the presidential
nomination at tho Democratic conven?
tion Is the aim of an organization
formed to-day by State officers at a
meeting called without the Governor's
knowledge In his olllce. Governor Har?
mon was a surprised spectator when
tho officers tiled In and opened their
Superintendent of Insurance 13. H.
Moore, who was elected chairman,
was authorized to nppoint a commit?
tee of seven to work in co-operation
with Lieutenant-Governor Hugh L
Nichols, who will be In chargo of the
Washington headquarters of tho Har?
mon presidential campaign.
Governor Harmon expressed his ap?
preciation of tho Indorsement, but told
the officials that his candidacy wob in
the hands of his friends, and taet ho
did not want sentiment manufactured
for him.
Court-Mnrtlnl Investigates Explosion
on French Unttleshlp Llberte.
Toulon, December 21.?The court
martial to fix responsibility for the
explosion on tho French battleship 1.1-]
I berte, which occurred In Toulon harbor!
September 23. to-day acquitted all the i
1 officers. Admiral Jauregulberry pre?
sided, and at the opening of the court
martial announced that although the
officers were on trial, Captain Jaures.
commander of tho Li berte, was in no
I way responsible, as ho was absent on
[ leave, while the others had accomplish?
ed everything possible to cope with tho
j disaster.
After the decision was announced the
president of the court cnlled up Lieu- !
i tenants Gamier and Blgnon and warm- ;
I ly congratulated them on their splen?
did behavior. Lieutenant Garnler was
j temporarily In command of the Li
l berte at the time of tho explosion. |
which resulted In tho death of 235 men
and tho serious Injury of nearly 100.
ClinrKPil WItb Involuntary Manslaught?
er lleciiusr of Hum Disaster.
I Coudersport. Pa., December 22.?Tho
Potter county grand Jury to-day re?
turned indictments agalnBt George C.
Bayless, president, and Fred N. Hani
Hn, superintendent, of tho Bayless
Pulp and Paper Company, of Austin.
Pri., Charging involuntary manslaught?
er because of the Austin dam dis?
aster on September 30 last. The grand
jury failed to return a truo bill In
the caso of Michael C. Bailey, tho!
OArotaker of the dam. who was held
to tho grand jury by a Justice, of the
peace. It is said Bailey will ha called
as a witness when Bayless and Ham- I
lln go to trial at the March term of j
Nciv Solleltor-Gcuerul for Scotland I
Falls of Re-election.
London. Deceirtbsr 2U?-The govern?
ment has lost another seat In the
House of Commons, owing to the re- j
suit of the by-election for North Ayr- '.
shire. Scotland. A. M. Anderson. K. C. ?
the. Liberal member, returned at tho
last election, had to seek re-election
upon ills appointment as solicitor-gen?
eral for Scotland, and was defeated by
Captain D. K. Campbell, Conservative, |
by a majority of 271 votes.
At the last election Mr. Anderson
won the seat by a majority of 238
Dismisses Appeal from Order nequlr- J
log It <<> Show. Hooks.
Washington, D. C. December 21.?
The American Sugar Refining Company
to-duy made an unexpected move in
the Supreme Cnwrt, wheii It asked for
and secured a dismissal of its appeal
from the decision of the Federal Court
In New York that a subpoena on the
company to produce hooks for grand
jury Investigation under the Sherman
antitrust law was valid.
The dismissal of the case leaves the
government free to proceed with tho
grand Jury Investigation. By Its ac?
tion to-lay the company avoided any
decision by Hie Supremo Court that it
tvns wrong in the spcclrtc case before
Services Will lie Held at si. George's
Episcopal Church.
New York, December 21.?Arrange?
ments for tho funeral to-morrow of
John Blgelow, the historian and pub?
licist, were completed to-day. The
services will he held In St. Gcornc.'s
Episcopal Church, and Bishop Oreer
will officiate. .
The pallbearers will be .1. P. Morgan.
J. ? II. Choate, L T. V. Randolph and
Scott Poster, Tho Chamber of Com?
merce has appointed General Horace
Porter, Seth Low, Will. Bayard Cut?
ting, Kdward W. Sheldon, Krank Scott
and Frank H. Dodd to represent tho
chnmbnr at the funeral.
Simply elegant?Fruit Bricks, ' tho
i Velvet Kind lec Cream.
i . ? ?
Roosevelt's Denial Con?
firmed by Chairman of
National Committee.
Entire Amount Raised Turned
Over to State Chairman and
Used to Defray Campaign
Expenses of Higgins, Can?
didate for Governor of
New York.
New York. December 31.?The fol?
lowing correspondence between Theo?
dore Koosovelt and George R. Sheldon,
treasurer of tho Republican National
Committee, was made public to-duy:
Letter From Sheldon.
"Docember 16, 1911.
"Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, Oyster Bay.
N. Y.:
"Dear Mr. Roosevelt,?Ever since
the election of 1904 the story has ?been
continuously published and never do
nled, except by you, that you asked
Mr.- E. H. Harrlman to contribute
money to aid in your election, and
that ho thereupon raised or contributed
{250.000 to the National Committee
fund. Knowing this to bo untrue, I
several times suggested to my su-'
porlor officer, Mr. C. N. Bliss, then
treasurer of the National Committee,
that the facts In tho case be plainly
stated. Mr. Bliss always bolieved that
the books and accounts of the Na?
tional Commlttco were private, and
although always carried on by him
with the highest sense of integrity and
honor, he nover, like all of his con?
temporaries, would consent to any
publicity. This feeling has beon
changed In the past few years by the
laws requiring full publicity in elec?
tions. It seems, therefore, to mo that
now, in Justice to you, the facts In
the case ought to be known.
"Every one knew and conceded that
In tho election of 1904 you would carry
the State of New York t>y a large
plurality, but it was genorally be?
lieved that Mr. Higgins would be de?
feated. The Democrats centred their
efforts on the election of their can?
didate for Govornor. About a week
before tho election Mr. Odcll. then
chairman of tho Now York Stato Com?
mittee, came to Mr. Bliss and told him
that unloss he had $250,000 from tho
National Committee that the State
ticket would be defeated. Mr. Bliss
told Chairman Odcll that he had no
money to give, but would see what
could be done. He visited Mr. E. II.
Hurrlmun at h's ofllce and explained to
him the urgency of the situation as
told by Mr. Odcll.
"Mr. Harrlman thereupon called up
Beverol of his frlcndB on the telephone
and next day handed Mr. Bliss $160.000.
Mr. Bliss himself raised JSO.000 This
sum of $240,1)00 was handed directly
to Chairman Odell, and never In any
way went Into the treasury of the Na?
tional Committee, which had In charge
the presidential election- I havo per?
sonal knowledge of all the within men?
tioned facts.
"Very truly yours,
"Treasurer Republic an National Com?
itooscvelt'H Rrply.
"The Outlook, 2S7 Fourth Avenue.
"New York. December 19, 1911.
"Ofllce of Theodore Roosevelt.
"Mr. George R. Sheldon. 02 Cedar
Street, New York:
"Dear Mr. Sheldon:
"I thank you for your letter, and I
am glad that it was written. There is
little for me to add to what you have
said. I never, directly or Indirectly. In
any shape or form, asked Mr. Harrl?
man or anybody else in contribute a
dollar to aid in my election. More?
over, on the only occasion on which
Mr. Harrlman ever spoko to me on tha
subject at all, he did so of his own
initiative; and so fnr from thero boing
any request from mo to him. he made
to me the request that I would aid
him In getting tho National Commit?
tee to contribute some of Its funds for
the campaign expenses of Mr. Hig?
gins. the candidate for Governor m
New York State.
"Ho at the lime stated to me that
my own election was assured; that
th'o election of Mr. Higgins, in which
he was especially interested, was
doubtful, and that he earnestly hoped
that the National Committee would di?
vert some of Its funds from the na?
tional to the Slate campaign, where
the need wns great, and where lie
believed tho election nf Mr. Higgins
to be in jeopardy. As shown in your
letter, this was precisely what the
national committee did.
"Verv truly your*,
Pcrinuncni Exhibit ?t Navy Yard or
National Museum Planned.
Washington. December 21.?A model
of the wreck of the battleship Maine.
Which has Ii? n on exhibition In the
ofllce. of Secretary Meyer wince the
naval hoard returned from Havana,
probably will l>e placed permanently
either In the naval museum at the
Washington navy yard or at tho Na?
tional Museum.
Naval officers and many others Iri
teresied have visited and examined the
model, and demonstrations of just how
the accident occurred, according to the
theory of the officers who composed
the. board, have been given for the
benefit of many of the naval officers.
Special lectures on the wreck model
weii-'given for President Taft. Secre?
tary Meyer, the general board of the
navy and the newspaper men.
The model Is built of wood, with
blue prints laid on each deck to show
the various sections and parts of the
vessel. Each part of 'the wrecked
section Is shown, with each plate, and
frame bent as It wan found when un?
Sends TelettTnul of Sympathy to .lohn
nigclow'n Duughtcr.
Wnshlngton. Decomber 21.?President
Taft tn-day sent ihe following tele?
gram of sympathy to Miss Gpicc Dige
low. daughter of John Blgclow. who
died 1" N't-w York Tuesdny: "I extend
to you and to your father's family my
deep sympathy In your present sorrow,
.lohn Hlgelow has been an historic
ilgure in his elevating InfluenVie on
public affalro for half a century."
Barring Uauger of Blood Poison, Rlch?
eson Will Be Ablo to Appear for Trial.
Boston. December 21.?Kept under
opiates throughout the day to deaden
the pain from his sclf-lntllcied woutids.
the Rev. Clarence V. T. Rlcheson was
unable to converse with IiIb counsel. W.
A. Morso. in his cell to-day, so that
his sllonoe regarding his act remains
Physicians held out encouragement
as to the prisoner's early recovery, de?
claring that barring the danger of
sepsis, which was a possibility, he
would bo physically ?blo to appear In
court January 15, when ho Is to stand
trial for tho alleged murder of Avis
Mr. Morse, ono of Rlchcson's attor?
neys, contends that tho trial should bo
postponed, saylnc yesterday's Incident
must cause dolay. Inasmuch as Rlche?
son will not physically bo ablo to
stand repeated Interviews with counsel
In preparation for tho trial.
That tho State Intends to adhere to
its determination to call tho case on
January 15 was further shown to-day
when a witness for the prosecution
was arrested and held In $300 bond to
appear on January 16. Tho wttness la
Charles S. Pierce, of Sulphur Springs.
Tex., a student at tho Newton Theo?
logical Seminary, which Rlcheson at?
tended. It Is understood that tho Statu
feared. Pierce would go homo for tho
holidays and might not return In time.
Inlted States Will Not nave to Dcpeud
on Germany Much Lunger.
Washington, December 21.?The
United States will not have to depend
on Germany much longer for Us potash
with which to make fertilizer. Secre?
tary of Agriculture Wilson stated to?
day. In tho near future the UnUed
States should be able not only to sup?
ply Its own nocds. but also to export
a "considerable amount of potash, ho
Tho principal source of American
potash, the experts of the Agricultural
Department report, will he In the kelp
or seaweed of the Pacific coast. This
plant extracts potash salts from sea
water, and from 25 to 35 per cent, of
Its weight Is potassium chloride. The
FacilHc coa.st should yield annually
about 1,000,000 tons, worth $40.000,
In addition to the potash, kelp con?
tains Iodine and many other by?
products, which may "more than pay
the manufacturing expenses. leaving
tho potassium chloride free of cost
Ihe Investigators report Cattle food,
glue, shellac, pnner and even candy
can 'bo made from the plant.
If properlv harvested and protected
the Pacific, 'kelp groves. It is said,
should yield annual harvests indefin?
itely; and along tho Southern coast It
Is possible that two crops a year may
be obtained.
Christians OrKnnl/dnc Bands With
Object of Ktlllnu; Turks.
London, December 21.?A dlspntoh
from Salontca, European Turkey, to a
London news agoncy, reports a condi?
tion of anarchy throughout Macedonia.
Murder, pillage and l\rlgundago are
rife. Travel in the country districts
Is safe only for large armed parties.
Twenty-seven assassinations have oc?
curred within the last month within a
two hours' Journey of Salonica, all the
victims being Greeks.
Tho Christians, rinding It Impossible
to obtain redress, are organizing bands
with the object of killing the Turks.
Antl-Clirtstlau Outrniics.
Sofia, December 21.?In the National
Assembly to-day an Interpellation was
submitted regarding the nntl-Chrlstlan
outrages In Macedonia. Premier Geu
choft announced that a number of ar?
rests have been made In connection
with the istlh massacre, and that the
persons charge,) with the crime will
he court-martialed. The outrage re?
ferred to by the Premier occurred on
Pwemhar 4, when a bomb was thrown
In a mosque, twelve persons being
killed und twenty Injured.
Chicago Civil Service Commission Makes
Report on Police Department.
Chicago; December 21.? ?There is. and
has been for years, a connection be?
tween the Chicago Police Department
and tho criminal classes of tho city."
says a preliminary report to Mayor
Carter H. Harrison, made to-night by
the City Civil Bervie Commission, which
has conducted an exhaustive examina?
tion i,( ine Polte? Department.
Other pointed and direct charges are
made In tho commission's report, and
drastic changes in the administration
and organization of tho department
uro recommended. Among the asser?
tions am these:
"That a bipartisan political comblno
or ring exists, by and through which
the connection between the police nnd
criminal classes is fostered and main?
"That to such connection may be
charged a great part of the lucfuclcncy,
disorganization and lack of discipline
existing in the department."
will Determine Sanity of Man w lib
Attempted to Kill Cnynnr.
Trenton, n. J., December 21. Upon
application of State Prison Keeper
Osbornc, Judge Gntchtel, of the Mercer
County Court, to-day appointed two
physicians na a special commission to
Puss upon the sanity of .lames J. Gal?
lagher, who Is serving a twelve-year
sTitence at the prison In connection
with the attempted assassination oi
Mayor Guynor. of New York, a few
months ago, as he was about to sail
for Europe. It Is said that Gallagher
is suffcrlim from paresis, and will
pVobnbly not live more than a year.
Keeper Osborne is taking the action
In order to have Gallagher transferred
to the State Hospital for the Insane.
Personally Selects Kuuitter of Christ?
mas Gift?,
Washington. December 21.?President
Taft, who began his Christmas shop?
ping In New York, made a trip through
lb,, 'downtown section. late to-day and
personally selected a number of gifts.
The President's objective point tvna
a book store, but en route he spent
some time at a silversmith's, where ho
made several purchase.-!.
Tho President contined his purchasi s
to standard works-and let tho "best I
sellers" go by.
liiventlKiitlon Is Asked.
lluntsvlllo, Ala.. Deeembei , 21. ? A |
movement aiming at F?deral investiga?
tion of th'e Southeastern Tariff Asso?
ciation to ascertain if tt is .1 trust
controlling tnsurance rates, has been
started In several Alabama cities: It
is sold the association tl><?- rate-, ar?
bitrarily and those Interested believe
rates should be lower. Local mtinici- j
pal insurance commissioners havo]
adopted resolutions calling upon the
State Atlorhey-Oenornl and- Attorney;*
General Wlckcrshani for Immediate in?
Delicious?Maple Nut let Cream, the
Velvet Kind,
Approves National Re?
serve Association in
Message to Congress.
Believes It Would Operate to
Reduce Cost of Living?Dis
1 cusses Use of Panama Canal
by American Shipping.
Makes Other Recom?
Congress Adjourns
Washington, n. C, December 'JI.?
Both houses ot Congress adjourned
to-day for the holiday recce*, nud
reassemble nt noon Jnnunrjr ?. Tbc
Ilunne adjourned at 3l81 P. M. and
tile Scnntc ut 2:34 P. SI.
Washington. December 21.?PreaN
! dent Taft sent ar.othor of his promls
ed sorles of messages to Congress to*
day. This time he dealt with cur
I rency reform, Panama Canal tolls and
various governmental questions.
On the subject of currency reform
and In connection with the forthcom?
ing report to Congress of the monotary
commission, President Taft said It was
exceedingly fortunate that "the wlso
and undisputed policy of maintaining
unchanged the main features of our
hanking system rendered it ut onco
impossible to introduce a centrul
bank." Ho gave his approval to tha
proposed untioual reserve association.
As to the management of this associa?
tion, the President said this was main?
ly bankers' work, and the banks could
be trusted better than anybody elso
to conduct It. However, he urged that:
some form of government supervision
and ultimate control should prevail,
and that the currency reform should,
not bo made a political Issue.
"And I trust also that the new leg*
Islation will carefully and complete?
ly protect and assure the Individuality
and the independence of each bunk,
to the end that any tendency thero
may ever be toward a consolidation of
the money or banking power of tho ?
nation shall be- defeated," said tha
Parcel* Pout Urged.
The Immediate establishment of a.
rural parcel post was urged. Tho
President took the position that tho
post would not destroy tho business of
the country storekeeper. "Instead of
doing this," ho said. "1 think tha
I change will greatly increase business
for tho bcnelU of all. The reduction
In tho cost of living It will bring about
ought to make Its coming certain."
On the subject of the Panama t'unal
tho President dealt at length with tho
question of whether American shipping:
should pay tolls. "1 am very eontident
that the United States has the power
to relieve from the payment of tolls
any part ot" our shipping that Congress
deems wise." said the President. "Wb
own the canal. It was our money tint
I built it. We have tho right to charge,
! tolls for its use.
"Those lolls must he the same to
! every one, but when we arc dealing
with our own ships the practice of
j many governments of subsidizing their
own merchant vessels Is so well estab?
lished in ireneral that a subsidy equal
to Hi,, tolls, an equivalent remission of
tolls, cannot be held to In- a diseriini
j nation in the use of the canal."
Other Itceoiiiiiicntliitlous.
Among the President's recommenda?
tions were the following:
An immediate Increase ot '.',1)00 men lu
tho enlisted strength of tho navy.
Abolition of the smaller navy yards,
i Contributory pension system for
government employes.
The elimination of all local ofllccfl
' from politics.
Increased appropriation for tho com?
pletion of river and harbor Improve?
ments along the Mississippi, the Ohio
and the Missouri Rivers.
1 Ali extension of the term of service
of the- special board of engineers on
the waterway from the Lakes to tUa
Pbwcr in the President to remove
clerks of Federal courts for cause.
'payment of tho French spoliation
Employers' liability ami workmen's
compensation legislation called to tho
attention of Congress.
wool Hill will lie Framed.
Washington, D. C. December 21.-?A
wool bill, framed according to president
Tuft's recommendations on the Xarlftt
Board's report on Schedule K, will bo
prepared by iho House Republicans on
the Ways and Means Committee. Re?
publican leaders in th.9 Senate, who
have similar plans, suggested to-day
thai the Senate and House Republicans.,
would set together during the Christy
mas recess and have n bill ready by
the time the Democrats have a meas?
ure ready to report.
Regular Republicans in the Senate
Bay thc> will frame a bill that will put
the issue of protection clearly up lo
the Progressives and force them on rtc
?rd. The Progressive leaders retortea
that they were already on record in
favor of a protective duty equal to
the difference in the cost of production
hero and abroad.
Sonic of tho Semite leaders professed
great concern us to where the Progres?
sives would stnnd on the Democratic
woo) hill, which Is sine to come over
from the House The general op'nlou
seemed to bo that the Progressive Re?
publicans would take their choice of
the. two measures ijnd use thi strength
which a merger with the Democrat*
would give them to toro; nmendnient?
to the Republican bill. .
Progressive leaders *r?y they ."?ro
anxious to revise Schedule K ut thin
session of Congress, and they promise
to use all the practices known to Sen?
ate tactics to do It.
It seems to bei'agreed that flic Pro?
gressives will take no step In framing
I a measure now, but will depend upoa.

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