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th? Timm fo?ndk?iifk? WHOLE NUMBER 19,239.
Tue We.tber To-d.y-F.lr. PRICE, TWO CENTS.
Industry Shows Steady De?
cline, Says Fish
Natural Rock More Profitable.
Large Output in James
River- -Prices Better and
Conditions Heralded as
More Satisfactory All
Over State.
Oyttw planting in Virginia will
tiefoie. long 6?- a ii.?".<r of history, inj
the opinion of the state Commission
of Fisheries, expressed in its animal
report to Oovernor Mann A gradual
decline in the industry is made mwUtt mi
l?y the steady and extensive reduction
of license revenue collected by the State .
from planters, which in itself presents
a problem with which the OessSratj
Assembly must co|>e at no distant
Within one year, or since the last
teport. the revenue from planting
grounds rented from the State has
shown a decrease ..; M} per cent, or from
fts too to a|"..tr- This shows that many
m-tV? have been givm up. evidcr.'ly
because it is no longer profitable to'
operate them ?
This duff not mean a dc-lin? la the
ovsfer Industry in general, for the
? :eld this season is large and prices
are more satisfactory than for sevca!
I ears In addition, license returns
from the tongers show no appreciable
difference from the preceding two
Planting I nprofitable.
The diminution of planting is ex-'
plained by the commission as resulting
from the increase ,,f production from the
natural rock which is free to the citi?
zen* of Virginia 'The large and
really excessive production on thei
i.ubiic rocks. ' says the report, '"to;
some extent naagad prices to decline.;
The planter and shucker find it cheaper
and easic to get their marketable
product direct and without a second ;
handling As a result, where there is'
abundant and sufficient natural supply. I
? ultlvatio: dwindles ground leases are I
surrendered and the tax return on that!
I thai is falling rapidly - -and has been for I
several years past On the other hand, j
the tongei . who was once ex'-eedingly i
numerous, hut fell to low estate du ring I
a period when the natural beds were'
largely depu ted is beginning to re'urn
to his first callirig."
At a summary, the comioission 0S)S>
? l?de? that iu planting there is to be'
found ' discouragement year by year. |
while in the matter of public workers the i
pruapet'bl are very gratifying."
This situa'ion presents a serious prop- '
Ion to the Sta'c. A large part of;
the revenues from the fish and oyster
industry tomes from rent ing oyster!
planting grounds?as a matter of fact, j
more than half Of the r I KB el col-:
le* ted during the past year for the.
State, ajn^tjj , rtm? from renting grounds j
for the cultivation of Oysters. Re-j
dtictiop in planting means rutting,
down this revenue, and if the ume i
comes, as predicted by the commis?
sion, when the occupation of the planter ;
will be gone, the legislature will be '
obliged |o tale some a'-tiori.
Oet Money Elsewhere.
Disc ussing this feature, the report
of Commissioner W McDonald I?cc
and his associate* Should the
? otiditions. come to pass that uow e?em
imminent, wherein such a growth will
be fostered and cropped from the pub?
lic areas that planting arid cultivating
will be pretty well abandoned, the
State if it demands a better showing in
in ense returns, will have to c ast about
for ot her m't hods of taxing the branches
of the industry. As :t now appears,
the gradually diminishing areas under
lease will continue to decline, while.
with wise administration, tho natural
growth will be all that the demand of
The market will require Without
good supplv of the natural growth in
the Chesapeake and its tributaries,
almost entire counties in Virginia and
Man land would suffer great business
depression and lose much of their pop- i
ulatlon "
l-.i-ept m Mobjaek Bay. York River j
and the seaside, conditions in Virginia :
are held 'o be satisfactory. Bven in '
Tidewater, the greatest abundance of'
fine and healthful oysters may be found. .
aos-ordmg to the report A marked in?
crease has 1-oeri show n during the past '.
three or four years.
Besides prices this season ha\e show
? good advance It is becoming ap?
parent that satisfactory figures will!
continue during ihe winter making thei
people engaged in the industry better!
satisfied with the outlook
Situation in the lames,
?periodically the James ' says the!
teport ' as do all headwater streams, j
presents frtshets mud and other,
phases inimical to the propagation and I
growth of the oyster. Kvery third;
year or so. and sometimes two years in
succession, this condition prevails It
occurred two years ago. and again more i
seriously last spring, not only on the
?lames but also -on the Potomac and j
In Maryland rivers and the upper < hrs- J
apeake Bay Oysters died and spawn ?
failed la take hold These things are
beyond the control of man. and are
fa' more vital to the seed grounds than ,
are the heralded depredations.
The output of 1 he .fames i bis present
year was mueh greater than for years
past There being no regulation as to
the stw of oysters to be taken in the
upper lames the history of this river'
has been that boats ftoni other sections
of Ihe State rush there the first few
weeks of the season 'Jean it up and 1
decamp for other place* whe-e a cud ?
law prevails and will furnish work !
through the remainder of 'he season
The pas' season and the present so far :
have seen a moders'e influx of outside
?ongers. but they have not decamped
as in previo is .-ear* oysters have been
found in sbundan- ? ?k> much so that
seed oysters sold from It 'o U cents a
bushel In previous years at and It
< ents were prevailing pp< r*
l^oss fees* food ?trar es.
D'?cue?ltig nrb e>? and food
slump w
i>iaat ?f
? ve years now trie
s been low In prW.
?e-haif and 1c?? than
? pure f.Mel agitation i
(C onunued on fjerond Psge
Kent, Progressive, Has
Engagement With Him
Many Friendly Expressions
From Republican Camp Have
Been Reaching President
Elect?Congressmen Make
Pilgrimage to Trenton to
Support Candidates.
Trenton. N. J.. January Si.?The first I
Progressive Republican to confer with
President -elect Wilson will DSJ Represen?
tative William Kent, of California, who
lias an engagement with the Governor j
Isars to-morrow. . j
Mr. Kent ts the first man outside of'
the ranks of the Ponaocratss party to j
call on the Governor since the la'teri
made his speech annoum Inaj Uhet BO I
Intended to surround himself with '
"progressive* ai.d only progressives.'' [
in his administration It is believed
that In view of the freindly expressions!
that have been comma bo the President
Sheet from Progressive Republican meru- 1
here of Congress of la'c that more!
visits are likely hereafter from indiviuals ,
from the latter class
Borah Approves His Stand
In this connection it became known ,'
?o-day that Senator Borah, of Idaho,
had written a letter warmly approving
Mr Wilson's stand on conservation as
' pressed in his recent Chicago speech
Governor Wilson did not make known
the purpose of Representative Kent's j
(all nor would he discuss probable'
visits of other Progressive Republicans ?
Suggestion* for the Cabinet iame
a-plenty to the President-elect in con-j
net. t ion with the portfolios of Secre?
tary of Interior and Attorney General.
He committed himself to none. Rep- !
resentative Heffjin. of Alabama : Carlin.
of Virginia. Floyd, of Arkansas. Mfjsj
Osllicudy. of Maine, and Daws, of '
Went Virginia, the last four being 1
members of the House Judiciary Com-j
mi'tee. came to urge the chairman of'
Mahl committee. Representative Henry;
D Clayton, of Alabama, for appoint-I
merit as Attorney General. They '
presented his record in the prosecution
of 'he Arrhbaid case, his activity in
behalf of the laws governing contempt
cases and referred to his term as dis?
trict attorney in Alabama
Representative H B. Ferguson and
State Chairman Hudspeih. of Now
Mexico, suggested A. A Jones Demo?
cratic national oomrnUleeman from
that K'Bte. for Secretary of the Intemor.
tor the same portfolio. Senator Perky
and Hen ft Gray. State chairman of
the Idaho Democratic committee, set
forth the merits of former Governor
Hawley. of their State
Governor Hawley'* name bad been
presented by Senators Chamberlain,
of Oregon, and Newland*. of Ne\-ada.
along with those of former Governor
Norris. of Montana. Joseph Teall. of
Oregon, and state Chairman Clay
Tallmati <>f Nevada Senator Perky
declared these m?n and former Gover?
nor Alva Adams of Colorado, whose
name soon would be presented by the
new Senator from Colorado, were ac?
ceptable as Secretary of the Interior
to all of the Western Senators represent?
ing public land Sta'< -
Major John S. Cohen vice-president
of the Atlanta Journal Company,
brought the Governor information,
about the itolisican srtuation In Georgia
with respect to appojnttr.cn-*
Makes HI* Second Move.
Governor Wilsoti to day made hts
second move toward obtaining reform
Of 'he corporation laws of New .'ersey. j
Having caused the bills to be drafted ;
and introduced in the Legislature frrte
Governor to-day aslted the legiela'; ve
leaders to < all a conference of msmkr?
of bo'h hoc ses for next Tuesday when
he will explain his program and urge
particularly the passage of the corpora?
tion bills.
The Oovernor does not expect any
opposition among the Democrats, who !
have a majority In both houses and is
hopeful that the bills may be enacted j
before he leaves here to assume the j
Many letter* have come to the Gov
ernor commending the bills and Chan
seller Kdward R Walker, who drafted
them is. as a consequence being sug- j
gested for Attot ney-Oeneral in the'
Wilson Cabinet
Oovernor Wilson also read the re-1
porta .alleging tha* some members of'
the Legislature intended to block the'
passage of the oo porarion bills by hold?
ing public bearings of indefinite length
' There's nothing to bold public hear?
ings about commented the Governor
These are perfectly business-like
hills. They do not affect any special
interest If hearings were to be held
We Would have 'o hear rve?yb< ;?
the Cnlted Statea. There is nothing
sensational or novel about the bills
They simply make an effort to apply in
a businesslike way the principle 'hat,
the whole country has agreed ujKin "
Grand Jury Take* Further Action In
"Arson Trasf* Case.
New York. January 23.?-Five more ?
indictments were found this afternoon
by the special grand jury investigating
New York * "arson trust " Twoofthe'
indictment* were against Georg. Orulz
and Henry C. Freeman. Ore insurance
ad;'i*;?rs. r,ow in 'he Tom.... to answer
previous incitement* The other three
indlc'ment* were against men men
tioned in the .-<>nfc?sir>?-, of Ljv the
Pointer, the convict who admit* h'av-?
Bred many house* for pay
Assembly May Inawfre Into lee of
Rallvtav Passes
Columbia. S C January at.-?A j
resolution was introduced in the lower
house to day providing for an invest:
gat ton of railway passes in the State
so far a* I hey refer to State officials
and member* of the Oeneral Aesemblv
The resolution also prodtcee for a full
investigation of the charges that rail?
roads contributed to the oamps.gr
funds of gubernatorial candidates and
transported the supporters of one of the
candidates from county to county
free of charge Immediate considers
tteo was prevented by ubjouftoo. It
wtV b* acte? on Uorsday
?otron. mr to
Three fast daily teata*. with Parier C
if.dlag paasngsrs In tee Heart ef
ease sUeaasnew * at A M . US*
** r u iv
They Petition Congress to
Make Inauguration
Day "Dry."
Cornnrittee Contends That It
Can Do Nothing Unless Le?
gally Authorized?Final De?
cision Wiir Depend on
Wishes of Wilson?Rock?
efeller Must Testify.
Washington. January JS?A "dry '
Inauguration will mark President-elect
Wilson's induction into office if a peti?
tion presented in the Senate to-day by
Senator Oallinger on behalf of th~
Woman's Christian Temperance As?
sociation is favorably acted upon by
Congress Th<- petition urged the clos?
ing of all saloons in the national capital
on March 4
Further action by Congress will be
necessary if President-elect Wilson de?
sires to have a public reception in the
capilol or any other government build?
ing as a substitute for the in?
augural ball to which he is opposed, in
the opinion expressed to-day by mem?
bers of the joint congressional com?
mittee on .Inauguration
They contend that they have not
the power at the present time to make
arrangements for the proposed recep?
tion. The committee will be guided in
its final decision in the matter by Mr.
Wilsou's wishes.
Rockefeller Must Testify.
Washington. January 22.?An at?
tempt to alter the money trust com?
mittee's decision to insist upon an ex?
amination of Williaai Rockefeller, de?
spite his physical condition, was de?
feated to-day in a rather stormy session
of the committee. Against the wishes
of Chairman Pujo. the committee
reiterated its decision directing him and
Samuel Untermyer. counsel to make
arrangements for Mr. Rockefellers
Chairman Pujo announced after the
executive session that he would arrange
with the counsel for Mr. Rockefeller
and endeavor to make the cxaminaitest
as soon as the committee concludes its
oral hearings. He said he would pro?
bably visit Mr. Rockefeller with Mr.
I'ntermyer next week. Mr. Rockefeller
is now at Palm Reach. Ha.
The incident was reopened by the
appearance vf i>r. Walter F. < liuppcll,
peisonal physician to Mr. Rockefeller,
who vf-riflcd his affidavit setting forth
that an examination of his patient
might canst serious physical results.
He described at length Mr Rockefel?
ler's ailments. Dr. Chappell's appear
ancc came as a surprise to members of
the committee and his testimony was
interrupted by a vigorous whispered
conference which ended in Chairman
Pujo offering to allow any member of
the committee to question the witness,
and in the tailing of an executive ses?
sion at the close of the hearing. After
the executive meeting counsel for Mr
Rockefeller were notified of the Com
mitteee's decision.
Following Dr. f'happen s examination
William I. Woolman. of the firm of
J. 8. Ba'. he. New York brokers, was
questioned as to the business methods
of brokerage houses Mr. I'ntermvor
asked him as to the practice of brokers
collecting interest on staea carried for
customers, after the stock had been
loaned to other customers at interest.
Counsel I ntcrmycr placed in the
record a mass of statistics relating to
the ownership of banks in New York,
Chicago. Boston and St. Louis. The
tables produced showed la detail the
stock owned by individuals and other
institutions in the various banks.
A lengthy series of tables was pro?
duced showing the join- operations
of the Kirst National Bank. J. P. Mor?
gan A Co . Kidder. Peabody A Co.. of
Boston . the Chase National Bank. Lee
liigginson At Co . and other institu?
tions in the marketing of railway, in?
dustrial, public service corporations
and State, municipal and government
bonds. These figures were placed in
the record to corroborate the volumi?
nous statistics already included to
show the co-operation of the various
large financial institutions in their op?
Leaves Palm Beach.
Jacksonville. Fla . January ? -Wil?
liam Rockefeller, the New York mil?
lionaire, who is expec ted to testifv be?
fore Chairman Pujo. of the Mouse
"money trust " investigating committee,
is reported to have left Palm Beach
early yesterdav. According to the ad
vn e. re?eivcd here to-night Mr Rocke?
feller departed for New York on the
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Mr. Rockefeller had been at Palm
Beach for several days, having pro
(-ceded to that place shortly after hi?
arrival at Miami, from Nassau. N. P.
At Mtaasi he was examined by Dr.
Charles W Richardson, a physician
representing the House committee,
who later testified that Mr Rockefee?
ler's physical condition was such that
the millionaire could testify briefly
before representatives of the commit1 ee
Efforts to ascertain if the million*
Sire passed through this city or Sa?
vannah. Oa . to-night, were fruitless.
Charge* "Steam Roller" Methods.
Washington. January 22.?That in?
dorsement of th? National Monetarv
Commission s bank:tig and currency
plan was forced through the American
Rankers' Association convention in
New Orleans by "steam roller" methods
with a great majority of the members
unfamiliar with ths. plan, was charged
before the House currency reform com -
mit tee to-day by Andrew ,J Krame
president of the Waukeshs. Wis .
National Bank Mr Krame de lared
that the American Bankers' Assorts
tton tor years had bee a a "dose cor?
poration ? ontro?ed by ten or twelve
men At the New Orleans meeting
he saut. a deren speeches were made |n
favor of the commission s plan ? r
those who desired to oppose it were
kept off the program
J V Fsrwell. a Chicago merchant
urged s modified form of the Motif
t'ary Commission s plan which woald
provide district discount aseoclatioa
with s central controlling body with no
capital stcs k nor g?nersl fun? Hons of a
fresenbtng the proposed district
bodies. Mr I-arweil explained that they
should have authorised slock equal to
is per cent of the capital af-ta* hanks
half pa Ml in shonld take as per cvut ?f
dead cash reserve* ha the banks, aan
ga I asssass - .V:> " i.V.
onunta snd anesajitnajceB allowed to any
one bank he continued, *heotd not
exceed the amount of its capital mutrk
?and thsr* sVsaid be a tied rate *r
t^^fisTg ? l ?V nW.WPeg. I
Corey Tells Committee of In
' ternational Agreement Among
Steel Manufacturers.
Reiterates How He "Saved
Country From Disaster-' in
Tennessee Company.
' New York. January 22.? William
Kllis Corey, former president of the
Cnited States Steel Corporation,
witness to-day in the Federal, suit to;
dissolve the corporation, furnished the :
, government with the hrst testimony it
. has beer? able to obtain in supper' of
! its allegation that the corporation par?
ticipated in an international steel rail
I pool. .
Mr. Corey followed Theodore Roosc
! velt on the stand, after the latter had
; repeated his testimony given before the
Stanley steel investigating committee
' concerning acquisition of the Tennessee
' Coal and Iron Company by the corpo
; ration during the panic of 1W7
Colonel Roosevelt, after reiterating
: that he had given his sanction to the |
deal "'o save the country from riJe
aster and after he had been asked
I if he had heard various reports about
the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company,
including one ?hat the I nited States
Steel Corporal ion, within a year pre-'
vious. bad experts examining the pro-!
perty, declared to-day that "not one.
thing could have been made known to
?M about that company that would
have altered my action."
Examined at His Office.
Colonel Roo-cvclt was examined at ;
his editorial offices by Jacob M. Dicker- '
son. former Secretary of War. chief
counsel for the government in this case.
Mr. Corey testified in a room in a
downtown office building He said
- tha* as late as 1*10 an understanding
had existed with foreign rail manu- :
I fadurcr* under which the steel Corp- ?
oration agreed not to compete with
them in their countries and foreign
manufacturers in turn agreed not to!
seek business in the 1'rwted States
"It was understood said Mr
Corey, "that competition should be
restricted to neutral market?, countries
which did not produce steel rails.'
Whether in these markets there was
any understanding with foreign pro?
ducers as to prices and a division of!
tonnage the witness professed lgrior
i anre
"Wann t \texi<-o assigned to the ;
Cni'ed states Steel Corporation'"'
asked Judge Dickinson
I should not say so" replied the!
wit ness ?
Was Mexico assigned to any one1''
T don t know about that
Mr. Corey explained that he had had
little to do with making the arrange
ment* himself, but had gained his
' knowledge from James A. Farrell. when
in charge of the corporation's expo't
business, who has since succeeded the
witness as president Mr Farrell he '
said, had made tripe abroad to diacu?s
: the matter with the foreign manufac
! tuners.
Pool as i ate as inot.
Mr Corey testified to the exis'en. e
i of a sfeel rail pool among American .
manufact urers as late as ltM under whi. h
prnes of rails were kept on an even
keel and bu-mese divided In ?his the
S?c. < '..r;?tr..?>..?! participate.) h. ,-aid
and was represented at meetings by ?
.fudge Klhert H Oary. Charles M i
s. h .rat. or himself.
Mr Corey testified further that one |
?f the reasons the Cnicn Steel Com
pany was taken over by the corporation
was that it was gettingcustomcrs from ,
the i arnegte Company The I ni< n
Company, he said, bad buiP twelve
plan's for 'he manufacture of s'es-i by
the open heartb neocene, at that time a
new method> As soaa a*> the ooeanssa
? ion g"' lOP'rol Mast f?:?-ru' e* belong
ing to the Sharon Company, a subsi
dlarv of the Cn'on had bee-i disman'led
1 he said.
Warn Oat ? s vaarj Hcn.es aad Teams
teed tn rhHIaataes.
Washington January O ? Worn out
cavalry horses aast laeftWt-nt FUmm?.
team* prove a menace to American
ewcoeae tn the event of a campaign at
t'h'ns or the Philippines, in the opinion
of Brigwdter Oeneral Pisstss li?h Funs'on
issaaiasidtna the Department of l.uanr.
of the Philippine dttbrton of the army, i
DtSX USStng these questions in hi* sg-'
aval report. Osneeai FururUsn saga the
r?.-en' ?;???'.? I'iftn of many of the
American ? -masters hv PhtFlp?n<~>? on
lha score et econogny. 1* la Standpoint
of efniaajcy. roost regret labks. '
Undcnvood Insists It Must Be
Put on Competi?
tive Basis.
They Say That at Present Their
Business Is Not Pros?
Washington. January 22.?The tariff
on cotton manufacturers may be cut
to a minimum ad valorem us lote as S
per cent. The minimum under the.
V nderwood hili. that was pressed by tho
Democrats in the U.uusc.:n l?ll and 1912.
and that so far stands as the tentative
basts of the Democratic c-ctton revis?
ion program, is 15 per cent.
This *a? the development to-day
after th" Ways and Means Committee
I had heard witnesses representing both
i the Southern and Northern cotton in?
dustries. The committee room was
i crowded all day with manufacturers,
importers and others, interested in the
revision plan, under which the Demo?
cratic leader? contend the burden rest?
ing upon the people because of tho cost
of cotton clothing will be reduced by
more than 180.000.noo.
The American Association of Cotton
Manufacturers. dominated by the
Southern mill owners, went on record
for a compromise reduction. In a
schedule, presented by its former
president. Lewis W*. Parker, of CJreen
villc. S. C . who war accompanied by
a committee of the association, rates
were proposed lhat dropped the mini?
mum ad valorem to 10 per cent.
The schedule, which will figure in the
committee's consideration of the re?
vision plan, provides these ad valorem
Cotton cloth, varying grades calico,
sheeting and plain weaves from 10 to
30 per cent when made in the gray en?
tirely of single yarns and 15 to 40 per
cent when advanced by bleaching,
dyeing, mercerizing or other process;
cotton cloth of fancy or figured weaves
of any description, cords, stripes,
checks, gauze or composed of two-ply
or more yams 15 to 40 per cent ^n the ,
gray and 20 to 40 per cent when "ad?
vanced:" cotton cloth of Jacquard
weave in the gray. 25 to 45 per cent, and
"advanced' 30 to 50: different classes!
of cotton cloth composed of bleached, i
dyed, colored or mercerised yarns. 15
to 50 per cent: single yarns in the gray.
? to ?5 and "advan- ed" IS lo 40 per cent.
Members of the committee favor
'?Utting the cotton manufacturers rates
to as low as these lower figures sug
ges:ed.and eomc of the committee are'
insistent upon as low as 5 per cent on I
common cotton cloth, such as calico, i
sheeting nnd plain weaves.
The Northern manufacturers took i
issue with the suggested reduction. !
though c-onceding that they might bei
able to stand a cot in their profit. '
Von may succeed from a revenue;
standpoint." urged Simeon B Cha?e.
of Kall River. Mass . representing large
New England mill interests, "bur you
are riot going to accomplish what you
think you are going to as to benefit?
ing the consumer."
Many Witnesses Heard.
Washington. January 2 ?The Dem?
ocratic plan for cutting tho tariff on.
cotton manufacturers, which will be 1
recommended to the House early in
the extra session of t . tigress h:u igt.1
representatives of the cotton industry
to the Ways and Means Committee
hearing todajsv Democratic leaders
hold ihat cotton hears a relation to the
world s economic progress more Im
portan' than that of wool, silk and
flax combined, and that the American I
people pay annually about nssomttna
for their cO'ton goods by reason of the
present tariff rates
Thev contend that no actual loss in
revenue will result from the proposed
legislation which is identical with the
,-ofton bills the Democrats sought lo
enact in letl and tstl snd that the
revision would reduce the annual coat ,
gate lio *<t*mv again*' IM Ki.SM in IttS
and Iii .ve ret.! in 1*11. the latest available
Reduce Cost ef I Klag.
Democrat^.' members of ihe com -
mitte* ballere that the rates provided
in the tentative schedule the bill of
last vear and the year before, are more
fairly oasnawtsttve ? han have been
proposed in inv other tariff measure
Vagni ?.?*?. r*BVtV4L
tirlMSi. Msefl* and r -..? .
SO Ca? er peon* rat Tlsast
K Mssa St . atehsssad Pa. Madtsse n ?
ad.'.-:. *? men i ^
; Grand Council Meets and De?
cides to Accept Advice
of Powers.
Action Marks End of Porte s
Reign Over European
! London. January 22.? Plenipoten
j ttsrtea of the Balkan kingdom* are
immensely pleased over the derision
?of the Grand Council at Constantinople
to accept the advice of the powers.
While, it bad I.e. ..use increasingly cer?
tain in the past forty-eight hours tha'
the Turkish elder statesmen ?rare
preparing io face the bitter fate that
ends the Empire s history as an Eur?
opean nation, it was hardly expected
j they would register I heir decision so
{quickly and so definite!) .
The Portes reply to the joint note
'of the powers will be handed to the
i ambassadors to-morrow, and the re?
mainder of the negotiations leading
: to the signing of the peace treaty arc )
] expected to be an anti-climax.
Questions of Indemnity.
One crucial [?oint of difference re
j mains to be settled in the question of
'indemnity. The allies propose to levy
a heavy payment upon the defeated
nation. They speak of fctiO
O0U.U00 as an adequate sum Their
minimum is an amount equal to the '
Turkish debt? attached to the terri?
tories which they will annex under
: the ? reat y
The Turks are likely t o contest that ha- ?
demnity strongly and the bankrupt con?
dition of their country furnishes them ;
with a potent argument for an appeal
ha the powers Negotiations over the ;
settlement of minor questions ami for;
the taking over of the conquered prov-;
tnc-es will occupy a i onslderable time!
and it will be some weeks before the
treaty is signed M. Novakovitch. the,
ei-Premier of Servia. said to-night ?
"The Turks seem flna'ly to h?rs!
recognised the faculty of reasoning. I
but why to-day instead of six weeks
i ago. as they must pay what our four'
I armies have been costing us all this ;
i time. We have not yet sot down fig- !
I ures for the indemnity, but we have !
I practically decided on what basis It is ,
1 to be calculated and how it Is to be ;
divided among the allies
"Each Balkan State will take as a
basis the number of soldiers it put in I
the field, averaging the cost of each
soldier during 'he time the army was1
on a war footing.
"The sooner Turkey concludes pea, e
the less she will hare to pay. The
powers must help us in this question
also, as the indemnity will be needed to!
i pay the share of the ottoman debt,
failing upon us proportionately to the j
territories we acquire
Dr. Daneff head of 'he Bulgarian
delegation, expressed satisfaction when
congratulated upon the probable peace
settlement, hut he was ..f the opinion
tha' the negotiations would drag along
for several weeks more
Expected the Derision.
Premier Vini7elos of Greec e, said ? ha*
he expected the decision, as Turkey
has] no reasonable other alternative
Me said .
I cannot believe that the powers'
will complete their work withou
showing themselves generous toward
?;ree,e as they have been toward Bul?
garia in the matter of Adrianople b*j
permitting ua to knap those islands
?chi, h wer^ conquered by Hellenic
blood and annex the other- provision
ally occupied, by Italy, for military reo- !
eons, as Premier Olottttt officially pro- ,
Can the power* create an au'ono.
motes Albania based on the prir.
of national!'.- and then outrage 'he
same principle when it is a question of
the Aegean Islands, wan b fhroug'
turie* of oppression and |srs
hare maintained their national cha-i
ter with enormous saxrift.es ? S re ?
we hare persuaded oar*) res
the creation ?r Albania, owing to
Austro-Italian in'-reste involved, and:
highest na'i... a ? ' ?' of
gathering! taget h' '? - ? ' >ie Hi Bes?e)
Plead- for ??estarl
M Miyutehorttch. head of the Man-I
'ertegrin dei.g. - 'ha cow
that all the gravest pronfem* warn |
about tO be solved II seer, er! credible.
Showers Helen Gould With
_ Gifts on Wedding
53* Day- &
Marriage Takes Plac e at Lynd
hurst. Country Home of Bride,
Before Less Than 100 Guests.
Little Nieces Act as Flower
Girls?Plans for Honey?
moon Unknown.
rarrytown. N Y January ff-??
Miss Helen M>ii.-r Gould wa* married
at !.' M a ? !'.? k this afternoon at
Lyudhurst. her country estate, to
Klnley Johnson Shepard. an Amort* '
can railroad man who ha* risen from
the rank.- Tim bride went to an altar
half hidden hy roscn. asparagus fern*
and palms, on ? he arm of her brother.
George J. Oould. who cave her In
marriage. An orchestra, screened by 9
' masses of flowers in the mu.- ? room,
played the Lohengrin wedding march. I
while Ucv Daniel D. R i.-.-ell, pastor
of the Irvmgton i'reshytcriar. church,
performed ihe ceremony Helen and
Dorothy Oould nieces of Miss Oould.
acted as flower girls, and were her o?*jjrt"
attendants Louis .1. Shepard. brother
of the bridegroom, was best man.
The couple stood during the cere?
mony beneath a bower of American
beauty roses, with festoons of gray
white asparagus reaching almost to the
ground The bride carried a modest
bouquet of lilies of the valley, her
favorate tlower.
A rope of exquisite pearls, said once
to have adorned the Empress Josephine,
and a pear-shaped diamond pendant,
the latter the bridegroom's gift, were
the only jewelry worn by the bride.
The pearls were a bequest from Miss
Gould's mother.
Her Wedding Gown.
The wedding gown was of duchess
ivory satin with a sweeping train three
and a half yards long, trimmed with
duchess and rose point lace and with
seed pearl embroidery The lace and
veil were gifts from the Duchess de
Talleyrand, formerly Miss Anna Oould,
: the bride's sister. The veil was held
j with a spray of orange blossoms and
i swept in flowing lines to the end of the
long train. Orange blossoms also
j caught up the lace at the sides of the
, skirl. The bride's slippers correspond
! cd with the gown and were trimmed
? with small rosettes or orange blossoms.
Lach of the flower girls carried n
basket of pink roses which matched ho jj
pale pink satin gowns. Their stockings
were of white silk and their slippers
; white and mounted with golden hutter
: fly buckles. The bride handed to
Dorothy her bouquet of lilies of the
valley while the bridegroom placed the
ring upon her Anger.
Less than l(?l persons were invited
to the oeremony. They included close
relatives of the bride and bridegroom
and friends of long standing. Among
the relatives were Mr. and Mrs.
Ocorge J. Oould. Kingdon Oould. Mr.
ami Mrs. Jay Oould. Mr and Mrs.
A tit hon v -J. Drexel. Jr . Oeorge .lay
Gould. Jr the Misse * Edith and Olorta
Gould Mr and Mrs. Edwin Gould
and their sons. Edwin and Frank:
Duke and Duchess de Talleyrand and
their son. the little Prince do Sagan;
Howard Uould, Mr and Mrs Frank
.lay Gould, of the bride's immediate
family; Mr. and Mrs. Burton H.
Wright. Mrs. D W. (utter. Miss
Cutler, of the bridegroom's family.
Mr. Shepard'.. mother is ill and was
unable to attend
Among the friends present were Dr.
and Mrs Charles H Snow. Miss
Helen Gould Snow. Gordon and How?
ard Snow. Mr. and Mrs W. N. Walker..
Mr and Mrs B W. Walker Mr. and
Mrs B F Bush. Mrs William Norfh
rup Miss Ida N'or'hrup Mr and Mrs.
Edward A Perpall. Miss Li'.i i'erpall.
Rex Perpal! Mr and Mrs. Howard
G. North nip.
Flowers Everywhere.
Lyndhurst. the great country house
of the bride, was redolent with the par* ?-;
fume of flowers. On mantels m every
room there were high banks of raose
covered eal lilies of the valley and edged
with smilax Mingling their fragrance
with the lilies were showers of American
Beauty roses.
The dining room, where a lunch SsgsrH
served after the ceremony ?* as green
with smilax. whose verdure was relieved
wrli banks of red and white roses. As
Adding favors the bride distributed
hear* shaped satin cake boxes, each -
Ix.iring the initials of the bride and
bridegroom. The library was garlanded
with Alabama smilax V mcrtcan
Beauties and white Killarney roses.
The palms which screenrd I he or?
chestra were softened wfh smilax ami
rests of Killsrnev ros-s Plants slat .i
growing orchids from Miss GouhFs Tj
conservatories de.-..rared t he sun par?
lor. The outer woodwork was twy^m\\\\
with smilax and many growing plan: -
Vase* of red rose* alone decorated the
art gallery, where the presents were ais
' Thousand* of (?Ifta.
jewel bos
Mrs H?
m" was a
Sew 1
hundred ' I

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