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THJB TIMES FOUNDED 18J?. WHOLE NUMBER 18,848. RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1911. TUB WEATHER TO-DAY?Fair PRICE TWO CENTS. William C. Hook, of Kansas, Likely to Suc? ceed Justice Harlan. BELIEVED TO BE CHOICE OF TAFT Secretary Nagel Is Eliminated From List of Probabilities Be? cause of His Age?Hook Never Active in Politics, but Is a Strong Republican. tSpeclal to The Tlmcs-Dlspatch.J "Washington, D. C, December 2S.? William -'. Hook, of Leavcnworth. Kan., Judge of the United .States Cir? cuit Court In the Eighth Circuit, prob? ably will he appointed to the United States Supreme Court to fill the place of Justice John M. Harlan, of Ken? tucky. It was learned to-day that Presi? dent Tatt practically has decided to select the now Justice from the Eighth Circuit, and that Mr. Taft is now In? clined to regard Judge Hook more fa? vorably than other candldatoa. Mr. Taft also has been seriously con? sidering tlio appointment of Charles Kngol. his Secretary of Commerce and Labor, hut Mr. Nagel Is sixty-two years old. and President Taft hit* told his friends he desires to appoint a young? er man to the bench at this tlnTe. It always has been the President's con? tention that he ought to name a man under Hlxty years of ago to the Su? premo bench. Justice Lurton. of Ten? nessee, Is the only Instance In which Mr. Tnft has departed from this rule, not counting, of course, his appoint? ment of Mr. White na chief Justice. Long Experience. Judcc Hook has had more than elev? en years' experience on the bench, and hns participated In somo very Im? portant decisions. He teas appointed to tho United States District Court In Kansas by President McKinley In 1S9? and waa advanced to the United States Circuit Court by President Hoosevelt In 1903. Judge Hook wan the only , mctnb?r of the bench of the Eighth Circuit which sustained the United States government in the. recent decis? ion In ihc Union Pacific-Southern Pa? cific, suit Judge Hook also partici? pated In the Circuit Court's decision In the Standard Oil case and several Of his decision* WK*ttlt' antitrust' law. no taTtty his statements that mere bigness deep not constitute a violation of the law, often have been quoted by Attor ney-encral Wlrkeraham In his briefs. Judge Hook Is about fifty-five years o.ld. He wus strongly urged by Ropub cans of Kansas, Including the pro? gressives, for appointment to tho Su? preme Court when Justice Urewor died. He never wa.s active In poll , tics, having stepped directly from the nctlvo practice, of law to the United States bench. Ho Is. however, a staunch Republican. The Republican progres? sives of Kansas regard Judge Hook's candidacy with satisfaction and have urged his appointment. Prank B. Kellogg, who represented tho government as counsel In the ' Standard OH case, also has been strongly urged for the Supreme Court j from tho Eighth Circuit. The Third ? Circuit, which contains the States of Delaware New Jersey and Pennsyl? vania, now Is without a representative on the Supreme bench, and they have had btrong hopes of being ablo to land the vacancy. It was learned to-day that Judge George Cray, of Delaware, and Judge Sways ie, of the Supremo Co iv: of New Jersey, have been urged for the ! place from that circuit. Virginian I'rged. Tho Fourth Circuit, including Mary? land, North and South Carolina nnd! the two Virginias, also Is without rep? resentatives on the bench at present. Judge A. G. Dayton, of West Virginia. I \nd Judge L L. Lewis, of Virginia, ! ilao havo been urged upon the Pres? ident. Justlee Harlan, whose death has created tho vacancy in the Supreme Court, came from Kentucky, which .s In the Sixth Circuit. That circuit '.s already represented on the bench by Justices Day and Lurton. Among the. other candidates that have been suggested to Mr. Taft are Judges Francis E. Raker and T. -\ Meyers, of Indiana: Judge Owen H'.i Carter, of Illinois: Judge .lohn 1). Win alow, of Wisconsin; Judge Henry D. Harlan, of Maryland: Senator Borah, Df Idaho: Judge Horace. E. Decmer, of Iowa; Senator Sutherland, of Utah, and several others. SAILS FOR UNKNOWN PORTS One of Fleet of Holy ChOHl ninl I s So? ciety .Now on HIkIi Seas. Portland, Me., December 28. ? In the face of a heavy gale the .steamer Bar facoutli, one of tin* Meet of the Holy Ghnst.and Us Society, nteuntcd away for parts unknown to-day. tfhe cur? ried several members of the Sbiloh colony, and was commanded by Cap? tain A- K. Perry, who captained the bark Kingdom when she was lost on the Afrlclan coitsl. Thu Barrucoutn was the llrst of the Sbiloh lleet to leave port since the conviction of the society leader. Rev. Frank W. San ford, for be? ing responsible for the death of seven of the passengers and crew of tho Cor? onet. WILL ASK MAINE'S MAST Pittsburgh Wishes to 1 sc It ns Part of .Monument, i Plttfibnrgh, Pa., December 28.?The j" City Council to-morrow will adopt a I resolution asking the Secretary of the I Navy to send the lighting mast of tho I battleship Maine, sunk in Havana harr j bor, to Pittsburgh to form a part of Ii "monument to the late Llentanant Friend W. Jenkins, of this c-lty. who lost his life, when tho ship met with disaster. The resolution will carry Vwllb It an 'appropriation siifllcloin to jrlns tho' must* hero. NATIONS ARE PROTESTING They Demand Thttt Their Pulp and Print Paper Me Admitted Free. Washington. D. C. December 28.? American pulp and print paper manu? facturers are bringing prcssuro to bear upon Prosldcnt Taft to Induce him to refuse to yield to tho demand of certain European governments for tho free admission of thotr pulp and print paper on terms of equality with tho Canadian product. Tho disposition of tho administration has feen lo let this matter bo' determined by tho I courts, but as this Involves long de? lay, tho diplomatic protestants aro by no mcana satisfied nnd aro adopting inensurcs to show their resentment. j Court von Bcrnstorff. tho German am? bassador, has Informed tho blute De? partment that Germany would not ac? cord to American exporters the re? duced duties on tool steel and nurd rubber accorded to Swedish and J.ipa? n-to. exporters, under their special treaties, becauso America did not ad? mit Gorman wood pulp and print paper free of duty. Tho ambusaador was reminded that the Gorman exporters would not suffer by the deluy If their claim was just, because they had paid tho duties Into tho American trcaeury under protest, which gives them the right to recover In case tho court of customs appeals should decide in their favor, an Is ex? pected. In view of the peculiar conditions under which Canadian pulp and paper got upon the free list In spite of the failure of tho reciprocity measure, some consideration Is being given to the propriety of leaving to Congress the adjustment of the international dlfllcultlcs that have arisen. killed by poisoned drink Wlllskcy I.eft by Would-Be Suicide Taken by Urotlicr. Philadelphia. December 25.?William Wilt, thirty-nine years old. was found dead In his home early to-day from poison, which had been prepared by Iiis brother, .lohn, one year older, who said he Intended to kill himself. John Wilt felt so good yesterday over having passed an examination to become a registered plumber that ha begun to celebrate the ovent by drink? ing Toward evening he became re? morseful, and on Ms way home he bought 16 cents' worth of whiskey und 10 Cents' worth of carbolic acid. lie mixed the liquids, and when he got home took a swallow and went to his room. During th" night his brother was found dead on the dining rloitl floor by their mother. Hearing moans coming from John's room, an Investi? gation showed that John was suffering from poison, and he was rushc-d to a hospital, where, after he had partly recovered from tho efferts of the poi? son, he told what he had done. It Is the theory of tho coroner that when William came home he saw the poisoned whiskey on the dining room table and took a drink, dying before he could leave the room. will bring son home I2x-(iovernor Pntlernoo tn I'lncc Him ' ?----- - fn Sanatorium. 1 j Seattle, Wash., December ;s.?a | court order wns signed here to-day permitting former Governor Malcolm It. Patterson, of Tennessee, to remove his twenty-three-year-old son, Malcolm C Patterson, from the State of Wash? ington, on tiling a bond of 15,000, lo guarantee thnt tho young man would not return to this State. 13x-Governor Patterson furnished the bond, and his son. who had been In tho county Jail, was turned over to him. He has stated that he will place the youth In a Tenenssee sanatorium. Young Patterson shot It. T. Seal, at Port Orchard, December 7. He was examined ns to his sanity, and experts found thnt ho was suffering from "dip? somania Induced by drinking contin? uously for five yenrs." Although Seal was shot close to the heart he Is re? covering rev. w. l. gilhens dead Widely Knmm Kplxcopal Minister nnd runner Chaplain Grand Lodge of KlkH. La Grange. Ga., December 2S.?Tho Rev. W. L. Ollhens, D. D? former chap? lain of the Grand Dodge of Elks, and widely known Episcopal minister, died of apoplexy at his home hero to-day, aged eighty-two years. Dr. Ollhens was born in Bridgetown, X. J. lie was formerly rector of Grace Church, St. Douls. and Church of tho Advent, San Francisco. lie was an intimate friend of the late John Blge low. Interment will take place at Hcaufort, S. C, next Sunday. aviator injured Unable to Stop lllplnne After Lauding, CrftHlieK Into Fence. Albany, Gn., December 28.?Unable to stop his biplane after landing, Aviator Thorn well Andrews, who was giving an exhibition here to-day, drove head on into a high fence, broke his arm, and suffered other Injuries. Damar Ma titles, a ten-year-old boy. who was peeping through a knot-hole in the fence, was tangled in the wreckage, and though Injured, escaped death. The aviator and boy were taken to u local hospital. dr. thomas pugh dead He Was Surgeon la Confederate Army I nder LorinMt root. Baltimore, Md., December 2S.?Dr. Thomas C'l?man Ptigh. for four years a surgeon in the Confederate army under General I.ongstrcct. died tit his homo hen-, to-day of Br I gilt's disease. Ho was burn tit Hamilton, X. C, seven? ty-four yearti ago. He enlisted as as? sistant surgeon and wus promoted lo full surgeon for heroic, conduct on the battlefield, lie was taken prisoner at the, battle of Gettysburg and sent to I<"ort McHonry, from which ho made his escape. nat MAY?TaRRY again Admits He Mny Try It Some Time, but Wniitn 1 Yenr's ItrMt. New York, December 28.?P.umors that Nat C. Goodwin, actor and mining promoter. Is preparing to step Into matrimony again have been tempora? rily sol ill rest by a Htatcmcnt from Mr. Goodwin himself: "1 Intend to try It again somo time." he. says, "but Pin going to allow myself at least another year of freedom first." Smallpox at Magdalena. < 101 Paso, Tox.. Dccou)ber 28.?Advices from Cnnaneii, Sonorn, say-smallpox Is raging at Magdalena, that State. More than titty cases are being treated, while llvo or six new ones appear dally. ' P.xpcrt judgment of Quality and au? thentic, knowledge of Purity nre un itocossnry when you select The Velvut Kind Ico Cream. ?. BUSINESS POWER _ Whole Country Subserv? ient to Morgan and Standard Oil. THEY ARE BACK OF ALL TRUSTS La Follette, in His Ohio Speak ing Campaign, Arraigns Money Interests Which Threaten to Take Self-Government Away From the People. Sees Crisis at Hand. Toledo, O.. December 28.?Senator Da Follette, in hiB campaign through Ohio for progressive Republicanism, (sliced to another large audience here to-night. Self-government and the trusts, tho initiative, referendum and recall, the primary ballot law and d'~ rcct voto for United States Senators he dlF.cusBCd at length. The Senator declared that the will of the people is higher than the courts, saying: ? The will of the people shall be tho law of the land. Constitution, stat? utes, courts and all the complex de? tails of government are but Instru? ments to carry out the will of the people, and when they tail?when Constitutions and statutes and all ol the agencies employed to execute Con? stitutions und statutes fall?they must be changed so as to carry out and ex? press the well formulated Judgment und the will of the people. "And it's going to be changed," de? clared the speaker. '.'On the other hand, of course, stand-patters, lake notice, you are a curiosity in Wisconsin. The people have never failed in any crisis; you haven't a popular government in Slate or nation to-oay." Crisis Is ut Hand, Charging thai self-government was being Jeopardised by the trusts. Sen? ator l.a follette asserted that a crisis was at hand. lie declared that so powerful had two names become thai they dominated all business. "They arc Morgan and Standard Oil, and every banker in the hall knows It." Taking up further the trust topic, the Senator went into the organiza? tion and personnel of the su-eulled combination* along ibe lines of bia talk In Cleveland latt night. In his research of the trusts, .Mr. La Follctic declared he found ninety-six men on all the directorates of all the trusts. "Chattncey M. Depew." he said, "was on seventy-two, and 1 found that he had no money invested?he was only a dummy?and then 1 wondered how inany other dummies there were, and then I found thai only fourteen men controlled und were back of all theso ninety-six names. "And back of all tills I found Stand aid Oil and Morgan. "And these people have not over? looked ibe newspapers. Their organs are poisoning the public mind?they are not serving your Interests when they declare me to be a menace to them." Will Troll l.a Follette. Washington, December 2S.?President Taft has determined to follow up Sena? tor La Pollette on a three or four days' speeehmuklng trip through Ohio. According to present plans, the Pres? ident experts to speak ai Cleveland January 2'.i, at Columbus on the 30th, and at Akron on the 31st. Another date is being considered. The activity of the Insurgents in Ohio undoubtedly has caused some alarm In administration quarters. Some time ago the President decided to go to Cleveland to make a speech at the Tlppecanoe Club. Now he has found it convenient to spend three days in that State, and it may bo that he will exteml his trip to four days. , iti-xpondM to Pressure. The La Follette invasion has been discussed in White House quarters for several days, and some pressure has been brought to bear upon Mr. Taft by his friends to go to his own State in January to onro more get in di? rect touch with the people. At Columbus the President will be the guest of the Chamber of Com? merce for luncheon, and later will ded? icate thi'. new Federal building. ; The President has postponed the dinner to the United Slates Supreme Court until February, In order to spend this time in Ohio. l'ollovts Hnrdlng'N Visit. The President's decision to gm through Ohio for a short speaking tour came to-day after a visit to the White House of Warren G. Harding, who ran for Governor of Ohio last year against Judsbn Harmon. There may not have been any con? nection between tho visit of Mr. Hard? ing and the daclslon to malte a few more speeches in the Buckeye State, bul undoubtedly a coincidence was de? veloped. Another Interesting feature of the Taft Ohio trip Is tho fact that the annual dinner to Hid United States Supreme Court has been postponed twice lliis year. In the first place, Whin Mr. Tafi decided to go to Cleve? land the dinner was postponed from the 30th to the 3lst of January. Now It has gone over until February 2, llnrdlng Sniigtilnc. While at the White House to-day Mr. Harding gnve out a reassuring Inter? view concerning Ohio politics. He said the stall- Is for Taft, and that the l<n Follette movement is only a "winter diversion." MAY?iT"GaW?r" DECilNES He Will Not Accompany Hotel Commit? tee to Washington. Now York, December 2S.?Mayor Oay nor, while wishing success, he said, to the movement to bring the Democratic National Convention to this city, de? clined ln-dny an Invitation of the ho? tel committee to accompany Its dele? gation to Washington, where the claims of New Vork for the gathering will be presented to,, tha Democratic National Committee January. 8. At a meeting of tho committee of the hotel men to-day It was announced thnt $60. 000 of the amount it was desired to present to the DomOcratle Committee to pay the expenses of the convention had been subscribed, and that there waa no doubt that the total of $I2b,000 would be oversubscribed within a few td&ys. VESSELS COLLIDE II 45-MILE GALE Torpedo. Boat Destroyer Warrington Rammed by Schooner. CREW TAKEN OFF . IN SMALL BOATS Little Naval Vessel Badly Dam? aged arid Now Is Being Towed to Hampton Roads?Officers and Men palm When Clo8C to Death at Se?. Norfolk, Vs.. December 2S.?With stern badly smashed In and water flooding tho aft holds, the torpedo boat destroyer Warrington is being towed to Norfolk by the revenue cutter Onon daga. The Warrington was ramme? by an unidentified schooner this morn? ing, fifteen miles northeast of Cape Hattet 83. Two men were badly in? jured by the collision, which occurred during the height of a forty-flve-nnie gale, when sea and sky were one mass of Indistinguishable blackness. The injured men arc: tiunher's Mate J. M. Stanley, foot cut. Chief Boatswain's Mato E. M. Bound? er, badly bruised all over body und a three-Inch scalp wound. Two other men were seriously in? jured when the greater part of tm crew of seventy men on th Warrington were transferred in small boats to tue Ondndaga, which raced from New York on an "O. S. D." call. One of the men hud three ribs broken und another an arm severely bruised, tho small boats in which the transfer was made being dashed against tjio steel sides of the Warrington by a heavy swell. The Ononduga arrived at the scene of the accident about noon, Unding the Warrington anchored and in no Imme? diate danger. The torpedo boats Ster rctt, Perkins, Puuldlng and Drayton, which were coming up the coast behind the Warrington. were also standing by. Fifty-six men were transferred lo tue Onondaga from the Warrington. Four? teen, including all the officers ot the vessel, remained on board the crippled torpedo boat. The water, which had poured through the fissures lit the stern, was held in the aft holds by bulkheads. Immediate examination following Ihe collision showed the bulkheads to be intact, and the Vessel in no danger of sinking. When the accident occurred this morning at 2 o'clock the Warrington was leading nine other members of the Mosquito licet up the coasl from Charleston to New York via Norfolk. The nine torpedo boats composed the eighth and ninth divisions of the At? lantic torpedo fleet. They left Charles? ton Tuesday morning and up to late Wednesday afternoon, when the heavy gale set in, had been making good time. The Warrington wns eight or ten miles ahead of the other members of the licet, now half under and now half out of the water as the torty-flvo mlle gale swept the rough sea over the little vessels. Suddenly out of the darkness loom? ed the floundering schooner. Before the man on watch could swing the tor? pedo boat out of the schooner's course the laltcr's nose rammed the Warring? ton. Then the schooner scudded off in the darkness before any of the men aroused by the shock could toll wheth? er she was a two or four-masted ves? sel. The blow sent the Warrington staggering and shuddering, all of tho crew except those on witch being thrown Horn their hammocks. Stanley wus thrown against the after bulkhead, sustaining a badly cut foot, flounder was pitched headfirst from his ham? mock to the steel floor, receiving a throe-Inch cut on his head and being bruised ull over. The officers nnd men, with the cour? age typical of the American blue jackets, remained calm In the face ot what looked like nn awful death In the. sea. A hasty examination showed the torpedo boat leaking badly through tho broken stern plates. No other part of the vessel was In? jured, and tho bulkheads were found to be In perfect condition, keeping the Water to one part of the ship. Towed to Hampton lioadn. New Yorlt, December 2S.?Wireless dispatches received here to-day from the cruiser Salem, which was dispatch? ed to-day to the rescue of the torpedo boat destroyer Warrington, reported in distress twenty-five miles northeast of Cape Hattcras. state the destroyer was in collision early this morning with a schooner and was badly damaged. The schooner, which was unidentified, was lost in the darkness and nothing was learned of her fato. The Warrington. which with nine other vessels of the Atlantic torpedo Meet left Charleston yesterday for New York, was being towed Into Ilumpton llonds to-nighl by the revenue cutler Onondaga and was taking in water ami settling down at the stern. Two Of the destroyer's crew, .1. N. Stanley, chief gunner, and 11. W, (founder, chief boatswain's mnte, were injured, the latter seriously, but, ac? cording to the dispatches, wore "doing as well as could be expected." The Warrington was struck on the starboard side near the engine room with force enough to smash In one r.f her frames, and It is presumed that ihe Hulling vessel rhusl also have suf? fered Injury. The messages do not re? veal the full extent of the damage, hut state that the destroyer "watered up to her engine room putting out her II res." Three of the crew were still on the Warrington according to the hist of the messages to-tilght. hut the rest had been taken aboard the cutter rfnondagn with the Injured men A wireless received later from Ihe Salem to-night read: "Will give ap? proximate arrival at Norfolk navy yard nftor condition of the weather Is known as S o'clock to-morrow morn? ing. So far everything Is going nice ID: nourishing effect?its richness? Its flavor?makes It tin- most rellclous over lusted. The Vclvn Jvlnd Ice Cream. OBJECTION HALTS TRIALOF PACKERS Jury Is Excused, Pend? ing* Hearing of Legal Arguments. STORY OF DEALS IN BY-PRODUCTS Government Seeks to Show That J Kenwood Company and Aetna | Trading Company Were Part of Alleged Pool of Beef Barons?Jacob H. Schiff Is Subpoenaed. Chicago, lit. December 2S.?Objection by counsel for tho defense to evidence : which tho government seeks to Intro-j duco regarding tho operations of the' Kenwood Company and the Aetna Trad? ing Company halted the packers' trial to-day and caused Judge Carpenter to excuse the Jury pending the hearing of legal arguments. Tho government contends that the. Kenwood Company, which was organ? ized by the packers in 1900 and contin? ued In business until 1905, was ono of the alleged pools used to market tho packers' by-products. It is alleged that tho Kenwood Company dealt lu oleo. and the Aetna Trading Company,, In the same period, dealt In casings. Tho government expects to show that' the Kenwood Company's profits were $i.000.000 in one year, dcsplto the fact that It was incorporated with a capital stock of only JH.O0O. The proilts of the Aetna Trading Company also aro al? leged by counsel for the government to have been proportionately large. By making an Inadequate allowance for these by-products In figuring the test cost of the animals slaughtered, the packers wcro enabled to keep tho profits of the parent concern within reasonable limits, according to govern- | rnent counsel. Tho objection to this line of testimony came when Albert 11. Veedor was questioned In regard to the business transacted by these subsidiary eompanlcs. Objection Is Itnlsed. "Wo have a right to know what the government intend? to prove by going into the business of these coinpauies and what relation it has to this com? pany," said Attorney Devy Mayer, coun? sel for the defense. "The. Kenwood Company dealt In oleo and the Aetna Trading Company In easlngB, and wc cannot understand what relation this has to the allega? tions made In tho Indictment that there was a combination to control the prlco of fresh meat and the price paid In the j purchase of cattle. For this reason we contend that this testimony Is incom? petent and ask to have It excluded." "Standing alone, I .do not sec the relevancy of this testimony, but It may lead to something connected with tho acts charged In the Indictment." said Judge Carpenter. "I think the govern? ment should at this time state what it expects to provo." Special Counsel Pierce Butler sal.l the government expected to show that the packers made an inadequate allow? ance for by-products in figuring thJ test cost of animals slaughtered, which had a direct bearing on the workings of the alleged combination. "Wo expect to develop In the trial that these companies are an important part of the pool or pools by whtch thj packers between 1900 and 19?J fixed tho pries of fresh meat and the figures to bo paid for cattle," said Attorney Butler. "They were used to market by-pro? ducts at a higher ptrlce than they could be sold direct by the parent con? cerns."' Thn argument of counsel on these points will be continued when court reconvenes to-morrow morning. Jneob II. Schiff, manager for Kuhn. I.oeb & Co.. of New Vork, has been subpoenaed as a witness for the gov? ernment and will he called next week. Mr. Veeder to-day gave the details of the organization of the National Packing Company, which was formed March IS, 1903, and which the govern? ment contends was the Instrument used by the Indicted packers to fix the price of meat. Thirteen Companies Merged, The witness said that tills corpora? tion, which was capitalized at 81.1.000. 000. was formed by the merging of thirteen companies and tluir sub? sidiaries, and that the properties were paid for In stock of the National Pack? ing Company. Mr. Veeder said these companies were all purchased by Armour. Swift and Morris beforj Michael Cudahy was j taken into tho combination. He said all who sold their plants agreed not to engage in the packing business for fifteen years. "Have you any more contracts or [agreements used in lh? organization of I the National Packing Company?" asked Special Government Counsel Pierce Butler. "About three bushels, but nothing you would want," replied Witness Voader. "Whom ilid you talk with In your negotiations with Kuhn. T.oeh & Com? pany, of New York, for loans for tho National Packing Company?" "Jacob II. Schiff. He was the man imer of the firm, and the whole thing." was Mr. Veeder"., reply. The witness was questioned regard? ing th> Kenwood Company, a corpora? tion organized by (he agents or em? ployes of the packers. "That company was Incorporated t'> deal In oleo oil. and I believe it did just what It was organized to do. It was Incorporated In my office .luring my absence. I did not know every? thing that went on In my oillre," re? plied Mr. Veeder. Aske<| about the Aetna Trading Com? pany. Mr. Veeder said he know noth? ing about the business of Ihr concern. SALVATION ARMY BARRED Will Not He Allowed to furry On Its Werl. In lliinsla. St. Petersburg, December 23.-?The council of ministers has decided not to allow the Salvation Army to carry on its work in Russia. General William Booth, commander In-chief .of the Salvation Army, went lo St. Petersburg In 1909, to negotiate With the government for permission to establish a brntieh In Ilnssla. He wus 1 strongly opposed by tho Holy synod. WOOL BILL DELAYED Committee Will Awntt Report of Tuft's TurHT lloard. i Washington, December 28.?Revision? of tho Iron and steel schedule will be tho first thing: on tho tariff legislative program of tho Houso after Congress convenes next week. Representative Underwood, chairman of tho Ways anor Means Committee, mado It known to-day, after his return from a holiday trip, that tho commit too would postpone consideration of tho wool schedule until every featuro of the tariff board'3 report on the subject had boon thoroughly studied In tho meantime. It will press Ita work on other tariff matters with a view to adjournment In time for the. nomi? nating conventions. Following the Introduction and con? sideration of tho steel schedule tho Democratic leaders contemplate pre? senting to the House a rovlscd chom lcal schedule and a sugar tariff bill. It is also possible that a cotton sched? ule will bo submitted with tho wool bill, dependent, of course, upon tho report of the tnrlff board. This Is ex? pected late next month. If cotton Is not Included In tho wool bill, !t will bo sent In as soon afterward as pos? sible. Determination of the IIouso Demo? cratic leaders to delay tho wool bill 13 calculated to have an effect upon the purpose of tho Republican members of the Ways and Moans Committee who are drafting a wool schedttlo based \ipon the tariff hoard's report. They are hastening, with the co-operation of the White. House, to complete this bill and lo urge It upon the floor of the House. If the Democratic, hill is not submitted Boon after the holidays, It |s probable that tho Republican bill will be withheld. SITUATION GROWS WORSE franco nnd Spain imi to Reach Ac? cord on Moroccan (location, Madrid, December 2S.?Advices from Melilla. Morocco; say thnt the whole Spanish army advanced yostcrday and "repulsed and decimated*' the Rifflun tribesmen. One of the Spanish gen? erals, named flos. wns wounded, and special correspondents in their dis? patches, say that the Spanish casualties totalled twenty-seven killed nnd 105 wounded, while tho Rlfnnns lost 100 killed. The Franco-Spanish negotiations on the question of Morocco ore not ad? vancing as rapidly tin hnd been ex? pected. Spain Is not willing to cede, what France asks, and the situation between the two countries is becoming worse. Til nn interview published In the Imparclnl; General Duquc, Minister of War, says that French agitators are really responsible for the new Rlfllan uprising, which. curiously enough, broke out at the momr.nt when tuu Franco-Spanish pourparlers opened. ARRAIGNS LAW'S DELAYS Prosecutor Make* Report of t'nsts Apalnst Newark I.mchern. Columbus. O., December 28.?Delays of the law and the handicaps of tho State in the prosecution of criminals arc scathingly arraigned by former Asslstant Attorney-General W. H. Miller In his report, filed to-dny with Atlornoy-Goneral Hogan, on the. prose? cution of the Newark lynchers. who on July 10, 1911, took Carl Ktherington, "dry" detective, from a tall cell and hanged him to a telegraph pole In tho principal street In thnt city. With one exception. Dick Heller, who is now a fugitive. Attorney Miller has cleaned up every case on the docket growing out of the riot. One conviction for murder in the second degree, thirteen for manslaughter, seven for riot, and nine for assault nnd battery?thirty In all ? resulted from the prosecution, and eleven men are now serving sen? tences In Ihe Ohio penitentiary. Mr. Miller was placed In charge of the prosecutions after Governor Har? mon had taken chin-go of the ease. Mr. Miller declares that, as a result of the prosecutions and conviction ot tho Newark lynchers. all records have been broken, and that an Impetus has been given to the prosecution of similar cases throughout the country. FIGHT FIRE IN PERIL Serpents nnd Poisonous Insects In Blas Illllldlng. San Antonio, Tux., December 2S.? While copperheads, rattlers und adders writhed over the floor, ami tarantulas an dottier poisonous Insects darted here and there, firemen to-day (ought a blaze in the bird and snake store of W. O. Dearn. The reptll?-s became liber? ated when the streams of water shat? tered the boxes In which they were conllned. Five hundred parrots wore, siiffocutcd. and 360 snakes were roast? ed to death. The llnanclal loss was small. OUSTS HEALTH OFFICER Governor III? Asks Imiiiedinlo Resigna? tion of Or. A. 11. Duty. Albany. N Y.. December vs.--Gover? nor 1)1 it has asked for the Immediate resignation of Dr. Alvah II. Doty as health oflleer or the port of New York, a position lie has held since. IS95. Dr. Doty's term expired last unitary. His removal was recommended re? cently by Charles M. Bulger, the com? missioner appointed by tin- Governor in Investigate the management and af? fairs of the olll.- ?. ONCE mCHT?TEsTENNILESS Much of Murphy'? Fortune Went to Protect Stockholders of Failed Hunk. San Francisco, Cal., December 28.? Bernard D Murphy, fortner Democrat? ic leader in this Stute, died of heart fallurci hero lo-day. seventy venrs old. He died almost penniless. Born in Quebec und coming to Cali? fornia when a- child. Mr. Murphy, when a young man. Inherited 0,000 acres of rich land. Much of his fortune went to protect depositors of a hank that had fulled. DENTISTS MAY GOSSIP Courts Rule Professional Knowledge Nut Privileged us Is Doctor's. Now York. December 28;?A dentist Ih under no compulsion not to toll secrets acquired In tho practice of his profession, .according to a decision of the highest *>tnie, courts h?re. - The court's ruling Is that the knowl? edge of dentists concerning their pa? tients Is not prvlleged. as that of sur? geons.' phys'ctuiiB or nurses.. .lie pOiivlhcctd?ftvo assume all respon albillty, Tt.'o Velvet Kind ice Cream. RUSSIA IS PAVING WAY TO CONTROL Seizure of Mongolia Now Is Only Matter of Time. CHINA UNABLE TO TAKE ACTION Czar's Request That Peking Re* sumc Sway Over Province Only Diplomatic Step in Former's Program of Expansion. Throne Has Agreed to National Conference. TVonkinrc, December 20.?Dr. Sun Ynt Sen hns been unnaimously elected president ot the republic of Cbloa. Peking. December 23.?In response to; a direct requost ot tho Russian gov? ernment, handed to the Chincso for? eign office by tho Russian chargo d'affaires to-day, that China should promptly resume control of Mongolia, the Chincso government declared Ha Inability to comply nt tho present moment. The only action the govern? ment is able to tnko regarding Mon? golia, the Independence of which has been proclaimed, Is the appointment of two commissioners, who have been or? dered to proceed by way of the Trans Slborlan Hallway to Urga, tho chlcl city, to persuade tho Mongol authori? ties. If possible, to renew their allogt anco to China. But In view of thu present crisis It Is probable that these, commissioners never will leave Peking. It Is understood that the Kutuklu, who is the religious head of tho Mon? gol Buddhists, was proclaimed Khon to-day. According to the Lama doc trlno this dignitary, the ICutuktu, is the terrestrial Impersonation of tho godhead, and never dies, but passes, after his apparent decease, into tho body of some newly born boy. who la sought for afterwards according to tho prophetic Indications ot the Dclal Haina In Thibet. The Independence movement Is large? ly religious. Tho dissatisfaction of. tho Mongolian people baa been of long standing, the Russians say, be? cause of Chlneso Incapacity and cor? ruption. Tho Chinese governors al? ways have plundered the Mongols and enriched themselves, while nt the sama time carrying on an unjust adminis? tration. Russia Aggrnvntcd. For several yenrs past the Chlneso have been aggravating Russia, ami have been treating her contumaciously since tho Japaneao defeated her. China even began to organize modern troops and to take other military measures along the Russian frontiers. Russia, often has protested against this, and the ChinoLo foreign hoard has verbally agreed to tho Kusslan demands, but never has fulfilled Its promises. A? lato as October the foreign board's written reply evaded Hussla's demands. Tho Russian legation has contonded that the Chinese preparations necessi? tated the maintenance by RtlBSla. oC large and expensive military forces orn the Mongolian borders. Furthermore, outer Mongolia Is ad? jacent to Russian territory and Its in? terests arc more closely related to Rus? sia than Chlnn. the latter being across the Gobi desert. The attache i of Japan and Great Britain may be expected to watcfi events closely, but there will bo no cause for alarm until Russian troops cross the Gobi desert. The construc? tion later of the Baikal-Kalgan Hall? way might necessitate the employment of Russian troops for protection, as was tho case along the Trans-Siberian In Manchuria, but that is a consldera tlon for the future. Tho present stop is apparently only a diplomatic ono in tho Russian program of expansion, which did not terminate with '.ho treaty of Portsmouth. Although tho Russians declare their desire that Mongolia shall continue as a buffer slate, the attitude of the Mongolian princes, who assembled in Peking to? day, depends entirely on circumstances. As they are not able to deCond them? selves, they probably will accept terms from the Poking government, whether; j monarchical or republican. People to Decide Form of Hule. Peking. December 38, 6:17 P. M.?. The throne has agreed to Premier Yuan Shi Kill's suggestion to refer tho question of the future government of China to a national conference and to abide by Its decision, whatever 't may be. The Dowager Rntppcss, Premier Yuan Shi Kal and the Manchu prlneesl of the Imperial clan debated through? out the entire morning the schema f.u- calling together a convention ot delegates from all parts of the em? pire to decide on the form of gov? ernment which shall prevail In future in China. Prince filing, former premier and minister of foreign affairs, urged tho ?acceptance of the proposal. Prince Ya Hang, member of the grand council, und Prince Ksal Tao. former minister ol war and brother ot' the present ]i-lnee regent, on the other hand strenuously opposed tho scheme, tiililnct t? t)pnn Regulations. Those among the Manchu princca present wh > were! In favor of the ac? ceptance of the proposition finally prevailed, and the decision was reach? ed to leave the settlement of tho fu? ture form of government In the handjf of the delegates selected by the na? tion. The cabinet has been instructed to draw up the regulations which shall govern .the notional convention and to Inform the delegates to the peace con fercne aCShanghal that the throne is willing to abide by Its decision of * representative, convention, no matte' what form of government it ina choooe. t In view of tho -activities of t' [Shanghai, revolutionaries. Impk