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Twenty days before it is proposed to submit any civil cause for the considera tion and decision of this court, counsel for the appellant, upon their professional responsibility, shall prepare, have print ed, as hereinafter provided, and serve upon counsel for the appellee a statement or abstract of the transcript, showing the pleadings In the cause in the order of their filing by dates, the rulings of the court thereon, the issues on which the cause was tried, and also the facts on which the issues were determined, in as condensed form as practicable to a fair and clear presentation thereof. Said statement shall also contain so rauoh of the evidence as may be necessary to pre sent clearly the rulings of the court upon the admissibility of testimony, upon re quests for instructions to the jury and with reference to those parts of the gen eral charge given ex mero motu by the court to which exceptions are reserved, the charges requested and given and re fused, the rulings upon which are assign ed as erroneous, and such parts of said general charge as may be necessary to fairly present the exceptions thereto; and the exceptions reserved to any ruling or action of the court and also the errors relied on for a reversal shall be stated therein. Said statement or abstract shall be printed on good paper, in pamphlet form, not less than 10 by 7 inches in size, With not less than 1 inch top and 2 inch Bide margin, and in not smaller than long primer type. Appellant’s counsel shall at the time of serving his abstract also deliver to appellee's counsel the transcript for this court, which shall be returned to appellant's counsel in time tb be filed by him In this court on or be fore Monday of the week In which the cause Is to be submitted. There shall be Hied with the transcript six copies of the abstract for the use of the court be fore the cause is submitted. The cause may be tried thsreon as in all respects full and correct without reference to the transcript, unless the appellee questions the correctness thereof in some specified particular, which he may do by tiling at the time of submission a statement, printed as the abstract for the appellant is required to be printed, with appropri ate references to the transcript by pages, showing wherein appellant's statement Is incorrect or insufficient, in which case the court will verify the statements by refer ence to the transcript. If the appellant Til IIS IU CUIIll»iy Willi linn IUIC, me wiuau may be dismissed on motion of the ap pellee. when It Is reached on the call of the docket, or would be ready for such submission but for such default of the nppellant; provided, the court may for good cause shown excuse such default or sllow fuither time for compliance with this rule upon such terms as the court may Impose. The costs of printing state ments under this rule shall, on proof to the clerk of this court, be taxed ns costs In the cause accruing In this court, as other costs are now taxed. 2. Counsel for both parties at the time of submission of any civil cause shall file their briefs and arguments, printed or ■written, as now required by the rules on that subject, except that satd briefs or arguments need not contain a statement of the facts of the case. (89 Ala. p. x.) If appellant's counsel Is In default for fall ing to complv with (his rule, the case dhall not be submitted or heard on his motion, and nay be dismissed on motion of the appelbc; and when counsel for ap pellee Is In default he will not be heard on the merits of the appeal except by the consent of his adversary, and upon the request of the court. After a cause has been submitted or heard no brief will be allowed to be filed or furnished, except on the consent of a Judge of the court upon satisfactory proof that a copy thereof has been furnished to the other side, ami in such case the opposite party may reply to any new matter presented by such brief. 3. The foregoing rules shall be fn force from and after thvlr adoption, but shall not operate In cases where the transcripts are filed In this court prior to that date. Adopted December 20, 1895. STERLING A. WOOD, Clerk. We want your holiday trade in the shoe line. Drop in and see our line. The Smith Shoe Co. ELECTION SECOND REGIMENT OFFICERS. State of Alabama, Office of Adjutant-General. Montgomery, Dec. 20, 1895. Special Orders No. 53: The following is announced as the re sult of the election for colonel, lieuten ant-colonel and two majors, First in fantry, Alabama state troops, held De cember 10, 1895, In obedience to special or der No. 49, A. G. O. C. S.: James W. Cox, colonel. R. B. duMont, lieutenant-colonel. J. S. McMullan, major. W. H. Harper, major. By command of the governor: HARVEY E. JONES, Colonel and Adjutant-Genpral A. S. T. Official: SAMUEL G. JONES, Second Lieutenant Fifth U. S. Cavalry. Acting Assistant Adjutant-General A. S. T. _ The shoe that don’t pinch the foot is J. Blach & Sons’ Pair and Square $3 shoes. They are equal in wear to any $5 shoe sold in the city. Tabourets at Jacobs’. ARISTOTLE’S PHILOSOPHY The Subject Discussed by the Herbart Society at the Last Meeting, The Herbart club met Tuesday night at the South Highlands academy. Prof. Joel C. Du Bose opened the subject for the evening by reading a carefully pre pared paper on the “Philosophy of Ar istotle.” Professor DuBose handled the subject In a masterly way, showing deep research and close study. No synopsis can do his paper Justice. After giving a brief history of the writ ings of Aristotle, he plunged into his philosophy. The works of Aristotle, he said, are the culminations of the fearless spirit of Greek thought. Plato clustered his ideas around the supreme idea of good, and held that the soul of man, in a slate pre existent to its entrance into man, was cognizant of every thought that mind conceived in this life. Aristotle contem plated the thought of thought, the form and end and course of all things. Plato referred all facts to the idea in his own mind. Aristotle derived the idea from the facts. Plato outlined great truths. Aristotle classified Plato's works, and re duced all knowledge into systematic and definite formularies. His “forms" are the elaboration and the expansion of Plato's "Ideas." He deduced his famous classification of the four causes from the three aspects of form and the added principle of matter, viz: The formal, the material, the efficient, the final. In contemplating a statue of Phidias, there must have been in the mind of the sculp tor, before anything was done to the marble, the form of the statue; then there must be material, the marble; then the carving, and finally the purpose of the artist's work, as to honor man or God. Matter and the Divine Being, pure form, are at the extremes of everything. In the “Organon” are found the catego ries, predicating everything under ten heads, as substance, quantity, quality, relation, place, time, situation, posses sion, action, j>asslon. His "Syllogism” and his “Science of Bogle" are probably the crowning works of his genius. H0 ably defends rhetoric as an art founded on scientific principles, and it is useful as well os beautiful. He makes happiness the summum bo num of life, and classified the different views of happiness. By the mass, bod ily pleasures; by a higher class, honor; by the philosopher, thought. He makes happiness final, self-sufficing, and found In the proper function of man. “The good of man is a putting forth of the faculties of the soul in accordance with his highest excellence in a complete life. Man is the chief source of his own hap piness. He has a rational and an irra Aristotle's first form is the final mover, the developer of the actual from the po tential. All the universe tends towards Him as the absolutely good. The uni verse Itself is eternal. The human soul is a microcosm, uniting all the faculties of lower orders of animated existence, and possessing besides immortal "rea son." It Is the vital principle of all or ganized bodies; its functions are nutri lltive, sentient, locomotive, appetitive, imaginative, rational. From plant up to man each higher functions Involves the lower, so that reason in man embraces all the other functions combined. The highest function in soul is not tnheient in body and has no special organ -with which It is connected. It is an emana tion from the celestial sphere. It outlives the body, but after the death of the body its loses Its Individuality and becomes merged In Ihe universal reason. With Plato he held that knowledge con tains mi element altogether distinct from sensation, and with Rpicurus he agreed that without sensation knowledge would be Impossible. He drew a distinction be tween necessary ami contingent sensa tion. lie maintained that the general idea presented to the mind was simply a trutli arrived at by Induction and cer tified by tlie unerring reason (the intu itive faculty), that truth Is inherent in things and that all science Is not demon strable. He attaches great weight to general faith and relies much on catholic consent as a basis for test of first truths. Man's perfection is only attainable in society. Aristotle discusses every sub let that touches life. Ideal friendship can exist only among llie good. A good friend Is a second self. He doubles con sciousness and thereby doubles the hap piness of the happiest life. Up thinks the human race forever passing through cycles of civilization and barbarism, anil that the thoughts of the civilized period are not altogether obliterated bv the passage through the barbarous periods. In this way he ac counts for Plato's "Reminiscences." His supreme clod is the perfection of Wisdom anil lives a contemplative life: not the creator and governor of the uni verse hut Ihe never ceasing cause of all beauty and order. He manifesls no ac tion find displays no moral virtue. No idea of sin or duty is pertinent to our relation witli Him. At the conclusion of Professor DuRose s paper Prof. S. L,. Robertson addressed the meeting, speaking particularly of the dif ferences between Plato and Aristotle. Aristotle, he said, was the thinker of all thinkers. His philosophy was purely scientific, prosaic, dealing with facts. Plato, on the contrary, entered into the realm of the Ideal and reveled in the grandest thoughts of whlc-h the human mind Is capable. The professor said that he had always found Aristotle dry read ing. while he loved Plato, for he made him happy as he deluded him. Dr. J. H. Phillips was the next speaker. He said that there is much about the philosophy of Aristotle that we do not understand. A proper understanding of his doctrines can only be attained by a careful study of the philosophers who preceded him. His philosophy must be viewed in its proper setting. There are several conditions of Greek thought that must be kept before us. In the first place the object of Greek philosophy Is the im provement of the citizen. It was national in its character and restricted to the state. Modern thought regards humanity as.Its object. Again, the trend of Greek thought was aesthetic. Artistic taste governed his philosophy. The canons of art were applied to this etfhics, where the moderns speak of right and wrong, the Greek speaks of the beautiful and the ugly. Again* the tendency of Greek thought was to read the characteristics of human nature into the world and uni verse, while modern philosophers too of ten manifest an anxiety to avoid this and to read all spirit out of nature and philosophy. It Is an error to suppose that the development Implied In the philoso phy of Aristotle Is equivalent to the evo lution of the school of Spencer. The evo lutionary school accepts as a premise the Darwinian theory oil the origin of species. Aristotle taught on the other hand that species and genera were unchangeable, that the universal is eternal, while change affects only the particular and the Individual. The difference between Aristotle and Phato is often miscon strued. Ideas, according to Plato, consti tute a world by themselves, separate and apart from phenomena. Ideas are the only realities, having no relation to phe nomenal appearances, except that vague ly expressed by causation. Aristotle accepts this doctrine, but denies the ab sence of relation. He admits that uni versal are the onty realities, but that they are real only as they realize them selves in particulars. Plato’s philosophy is subjective in its character; is based upon human con sciousness, and consists of gems of thought that are scattered, without con nection, throughout his dialogues. Aris totle collects and systematizes these gems, but constructs a science that is objective in its nature. Plato deats with the internal; Aristotle with the external, One of the objects of philosophy is the deduction of the elementary facts of na ture by generalization and abstraction; the resolution of phenomena Into their ultimate elements. These elements are given by Aristotle from the objective standpoint, and are known as the cate gories. These consist in the different moods of substance, and all that may he thought as predicated of that substance. Kant, he said, generalized the elements of knowledge from a subjective stand point, and presented his famous catego ries as subjectlv-e forms imposed by the mind upon the objects of knowledge. He then compared the categbrles of Aristotle with those of Kant. One of the most in teresting points In all ancient philosophy is Aristotle’s famous cosmological argu ment for the existence of a divine being. The two leading principles of his philoso phy are matter and form. At one end of the chain is formless matter, being pressed with form, it becomes the mat ter for a still higher form. This in turn is moved by a form still higher, and so on, until the highest link in the cosmo logical chain Is reached, which is pun? form, unchangeable and eternal. This pure form is a spiritual essence, unmoved itself, but moving all things else. The activity of thiB divine being, however, Is not directly exercised upon the forms of matter beneath, but indirectly, through its absolute actuality, it gener ates and stimulates an impulse in all in ferior forms of matter to aspire to a higher form. Matter thus, though in active, Is imbued with an inherent im pulse, and an activity is exercised only through the imposition of form. Be tween matter, the lowest link in the chain, and pure form, the highest, exists all the varied forms of nature and the universe. This argument has an Im portant significance in the history of the world. For the first time, without the aid of revelation, an argument has been formulated and scientifiically grounded for the existence of God. In the midst of polytheism the monotheistic idea has been established, and in contrast with the pantheistic ideas of his predecessors, Aristotle has attained the idea of a per sonal and spiritual divine being. But, a* this being exercised only an indirect in fluence upon the world and nature, the Aristotelian system precludes the ideas of providence and of prayer. The life of God is a life of pure thought. He cannot think of an object inferior to Himself without suffering change and degrada tion. Hence it Is a God of eternal self contemplation. Aristotle was the first philosopher to establish the three distinet faculties of the human mind as known today. The soul consists of the negative found in plants and controls nutrition and repro duction, the animal, which Implies the further element of locoirfotlon in animal life, and the rational soul, found in man. The impulse implanted in the matter be comes desire in the animal and will In man. He thus develops volition in man from simple impulse in matter. The soul he further divides )nto the active and the passive. The passive soul in cludes the perceptive faculties, memory and imagination and all that is distinct ly individual. The active soul is imper sonal, incapable of receiving Impres sions and at death is absorbed by uni versal reason. It is questionable, then, whether Aristotle really believed In the Immortality of the personal soul, since that consists In the passive soul, which perishes like the body. The active soul. It Is true. Is Imperishable and im mortal, but not being subject to Impres sions includes none of the characteris tics of the individual soul. Aristotle's Idea of ethics is nferor to that of Flato. He did not ask what Is right, what Is duty or what is the ground of obligation but what Is good for man as man in his present environment. Plato, on the other hand, believed that there was In man a divine sense which ponted out the rght. Aristotle, follow ing the lead of aesthetic Greek thought, Introduces here hiB doctrine of the mean and as a canon of art employs It in de ducing an ethical standard. That doctrine consists In regarding virtue simply as the “not too much" and not too little.” Every virtue is a mean between two vices. Courage Is a mean between fear and daring; temperance, between physical 'want and gluttony; generosity, between stinginess and prod igality. Virtue consists in two lines, the moral and the Intellectual. One is im possible without the other. It is only the wise man that can judge of har mony and relation and in all Instances select the mean. Every moral act is re garded as a piece of art, every course of conduct is to be treated from the standpoint of artistic proportion. The highest virtue, therefore, consists in the highest development of the reason. The pleasures of the reason, according to Ar istotle, are vastly superior and more blessed than the pleasures derived from the exercise of moral virtues. Man, as an individual, cannot develop into a ■moral being. He is a political creature, and his faculties can be developed only by their exerc'fSe in community life. Man, ithan, can be virtuous only as a member of the state. The true citizen alone is the moral man. Miss W. M. Allen raised the point whether the adoption of Aristotle's ideas did not have its effect upon the democra cy of Oreece. tending to the overthrow of the state. She said she thought she icould see a similar tendency in our own country today. It was objected, howev er, that the seeds of destruction had been 'sown even before Aristotle was born, and ithe rising power of Philip of Macedon .had called forth the thundering elo quence of Demosthenes, who was a con ’ temporary of Aristotle. I I*rof. C. H. Brown explained his idea of matter and form. His Impression was not in accord with the views which had been expressed. Matter, he thought, first existed, according to Aristotle, as a potentiality, without form and beyond the keif of sense. As soon as It assumed form it became actual and ceased to be a potentiality. A number of other Interesting points were developed and the meeting was highly enjoyed. At the meeting for January 7. which will be held at the high school building. Prof. C. H. Brown will compare the phi losophies of Plato and Aristotle. Suits that fit the person and the purse are those $15 tailor made suits for $9.85. J. BLACH & SONS’ Manufacturers’ Sale. DESIRE TO AID THE TOWNS And Therefore the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Will Pay the Special School Tax. An act adopted at the last general as sembly of Alabama authorizes the levy ing of a special tax of 2 mills In Jefferson county for the publio schools of the coun ty. At the time the bill was before the legislature there was some talk of oppo sition on the part of several large prop erty owners, but that soon subsided and the bill became a law. Some, however, claimed that it was unconstitutional and should be so declared. Referring to this matter yesterday Capt. J. M. Falkner of Montgomery, gen eral counsel in Alabama for the Louis ville and Nashville road, said to a State Herald reporter: "The Louisville and Nashville will pay the special school tax whether the law authorizing it is constitutional or not. In fact, if the law had already been declar ed unconstitutional we would pay it. The Birmingham schools have made a fine showing and we want to assist them. I think the sustaining of the schools of more interest to the Louisville and Nash ville railroad and the general public than the $400 or $500 taxes we would have to pay. "The policy of the Louisville and Nash ville is to aid in building up every town on the line, and we would rather con tribute toward sustaining them than i otherwise.” The amount the Louisville and Nash ville will pay toward this special school i fund is between $400 and $500. Rubbers and cold-proof i shoes a specialty at The Smith Shoe Co.’s. WORDS FOR A WORK FARM. i ftoyor VanHoose, After Seeing the One in At lanta, Becomes a Greater Advocate. While In Atlanta a few days ago Mayor 1 VanHoose visited the work farm estab lished by the city of Atlanta, and Is now ipore than ever an advocate of such an inetltutlon for Birmingham. He stated to a State Herald reporter that while theVe he carefully investigated the work farm, with which he was much pleased, but he added that he felt certain we could make considerable Improvement over the one Atlanta has. He said Chiefs Connelley and Wright of Atlanta heartily indorsed the reform atory Idea, claiming that It had aided them a great deal in dealing with crimi nals and young offenders. This Issue of the State Herald contains twenty-four pages—one hundred and for ty-four (144) columns. See that the car rier or newsboy delivers to you the full paper. Fancy tables at Jacobs’. THE THEATER THIS WEEK. Four Nights of Good Acting Promised—O'Neill and Salvini the Attractions. O’Brien's opera house has been dark the past week, with the exception of Fri day night, when the ladies of the church of the Advent gave an entertainment for the benefit of their church. This week, however, promises to be a lively one in theatrical circles, and Man ager Theiss is to be congratulated on se curing such splendid attractions for the holidays. The bill for the week is as fol lows: Monday and Tuesday nights, James O'Neill; Thursday night, Tulane Ulee club; Friday and Saturday nights, Alex ander Salvini; Monday and Tuesday nights, December 30 and 31, Minnie Mad dern Fiske. ■‘Virginius” ancl “Monte Cristo.” From the romantic to the tragic drama Is a jump that few actors make success fully; the impetuous, Insinuating, tender and flexible qualities requisite to play ro mantic parts are seldom found alongside the dignified, composed, stern, and au gust characteristics of the heavy trage dian. An actor, therefore, who possesses both is a rara avis, who certainly does not flock with the common herd. It is not enough that an actor is capable and talented, and blessed by nature with an undoubted possession of the divine spark; he must also have served long and served honorably in the hard school of dramatic training. At the present time there are very few actors left on the dra matic stage who belong to the class that was tutored by such men as Edwin For rest and Edwin Booth, and enjoyed the honor of playing opposite to such ster ling artists as Charlotte Cushman and Adelaide Neilson. Prominent among the few actors who are left stands James O'Neill. This gctor's record on the American stage has been one chain of artistic triumph, gained as well in the romantic as in the classical drama. Air. O’Neill's greatest monument is Ed mond Dantes, In “Monte Cristo,” a cre ation that has few parallels on the Amer ican stage for continued success; but long before Dame Fortune put Alexander Dumas' strongest play across O'Neills’ path did she continue to favor him in winning distinction as an Ideal actor In classical parts. Adelaide Neilson said that O'Neill’s was the best Romeo she ever saw, and Edmond Booth pronounced him excellent as Othello in "Iago.” Very little not already known can be said of O'Neill in "Monte Cristo." The stirring romances contains in itself the West elements of dramatic success. From the moment that the dashing sailor boy, Edmond Dantes, jumps off the ship Pha raon in the first act until the curtain falls in the duel scene between the Hang ler and the Count of Monte Cristo in the last the play is one series of stirring incidents, effective climaxes and charm ing pictures. Mr. o Neill has staged It In his usual extravagant manner, a carload of scen ery being carried for the two productions of "Monte Cristo" and “Virginius.” Much has been said in praise of O’Neill's Vir ginius. Contrary to the methods of other tragedians before the American public, Mr. O’Neill eliminated all bluster and ranting from his acting, and speaks the sublime lines of Sheridan Knowles with such musical charm as is very rare ly met with now-a-days. O’Neill has not been unjustly called the silver-tongued actor, his voice being as fresh as ever and as clear as a bell. He has the build of a tragedian, being powerful and grace ful, and at the same time dignified in bearing, impressive in action, volcanic in his sudden outbursts of passion, ten der as a woman in his expressions of pa thos, and during all moments sincere, convincing, lofty, inspiring and artistic. Mr. O’Neill’s company is composed of artists who were selected so that their abilities should enable them to do eoual justice both to "Monte Cristo” and "Vir ginius.” For his engagement at O'nrien’s op era house, which begins tomorrow night, Mr. O’Neill will present his highly praised performance of "Virgl ilus,” while “Monte Cristo” will be piayed Tuesday night. Salvini. The reasons for Mr. Salvini’s continual rise in popular favor are manifold, and If there is one more than another. It Is because he occupies about the same re lation to the stage as Stanley Weyman. author of "The House of the Wolf,” and Anthony Hope, author of "The Prisoner of Zenda,” do to literature. It Is due to Salvlni's Influence more than anything else that the old stirring, adventurous, picturesque drama of romance is taking its hold on the public again. On the second night of his engagement Salvinl is to appear in Dumas’ exhllarat in§f fiction, “The Three Guardsmen,’* which strikes the very keynote of this school. It is a pity there are not more Salvinis, for if there were play-goers would have more frequent occasions of seeing stage plots developed by action Instead of by the miles of endless talk so much a feature of the modern play. On Friday, the opening night, Mr. Sal vini will make his first appearance here as “Hamlet,” and in view of the glowing comments it has received on all sides, it will no doubt prove the most impor tant event of the present season. Where is the boy tonight? We don’t know exactly, but if he has his own way he will be in a new suit of clothes, and would not cost him much at the manufacturer’s sale of J. BLACH & SONS’. VERY TAME Was Last Night’s Performance at the Wigwam, A very slim crowd attended the ath letic exhibition last night at the wigwam and those who were present suffered no little disappointment. In fact, putting it as mildly as mildly as possible, even the “deadheads” were disgusted with the ultimate turn of affairs. A fault lay somewhere, and those who "didn't get their money back” didn't hesitate to protest. The curtain raisers were pre sented as advertised. There was a boy’s walking match and the winner got his cup. Lynch and O'Leary walked twenty five miles and the former won by five laps. The redeeming feature of the evening was the spirited wrestling match be tween John Townsend and Sam Powell, two men from the Bolling mills, which was won by John Townsend after a fierce tussle. It was then announced that Dan O’Leary would walk a half mile against time. He made It in 4% minutes. The audience then expected a “go” be tween Slattery and Daugherty, but they were disappointed. After considerable delay the announcement was made that the door receipts would not cover ex penses and the show was over. Denver Ed says he could get no one to box with him. He exhibited a letter to the sporting editor of the State Herald signed by O'Leary urging him to come to Birmingham for the exhibition and tell ing him that he could get a go with Daugherty. The receipts, however, did not realize a sufficient amount to pay Daugherty for boxing and he refused to go on. Slattery. It is said, was ready at the time advertised, but would not wait until matters could be arranged satisfac torily with his opponent. It Is well for managers of affairs of this kind to understand that "fake” affairs will no longer be patronized by the sport ing fraternity. The class of people who witness an exhibition of that character don't go to the ringside for the purpose of witnessing a courtship between pu gilists. They want a “go." A “go” means spirited action and spirited spar ring. Now it might be well to under stand, too, that the police will not permit a “go” within their jurisdiction. In oth er words, "go’s" don't go in Birmingham. w e win mane a specialty of fancy shoes and slippers all next week. The Smith Shoe Co. A CHARITY BALL Will Be Given at the Knights of Pythias Hall for a Worthy Cause. On Friday night, December 27, a grand charity ball will be given in the Knights of Pythias hall, corner of Third avenue and Nineteenth street, under the aus pices of the United Charities, for their benefit. It is for a worthy cause and de serves to be well patronized. Tickets will be on sale at all the prominent places in the city. The affair will bo managed by Mr. W. H. Tomppert, 2308 Avenue I. Mason's band has been en gaged for the occasion. We can’t move into our new building until January 1st. Therefore get your Xmas goods, turkeys, etc., Monday and Tuesday at our old head quarters, 19th street and 3d avenue. J. POX’S SONS. your'mail will tell Hereafter all mail delivered from the postofflce will be stamped with the fore casts, supplied by the weather bureau. Through the co-operation of Postmaster Copeland this manner of supplying the people with the weather predictions goes into effect today and is expected to prove of great convenience and benefit to our citizens. Great picture, easel and mirror sale at half value at H. HERZPELD’S. Alabamians in Washington. Washington, Dec. 20.—Gen. H. M. Nel son of Selma and Birmingham was in the city last week. General Harrison attempted to have read from the clerk's desk in the house on Wednesday »a telegram from Mr. Frank Smith of Birmingham, whiedi read: "If war, have me authorized to raise a' regiment.” Unanimous consent was re fused for its reading, but the telegram' was circulated freely around. ,