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VOL. XXXVI. NO. ir.
SECRETARY 111 IS EXPECTED TO QUIT UliCLE SAM Death of Counsellor Hoyt, Right Hand Man of the Cabinet Officer, Is a Basis for This Report. HlftH HONORS PAID EFFICIENT OFFICER Memorial Was Held in His Honor and Members of Di plomatic Corps Attended Capital Gossip. BY JONATHAN WINFIELD. Washington, Deo. 3. The early re tirement from President Taft's cabin et of Secretary of State Knox Is the prediction of state department wise acres. They base their guess on the sudden and untimely death of Henry M. Hoyt, counsellor of the department. Counfcllor Hoyt was tho "little brovn brother" of Secretary Knor nnd whMo bis name did not. often Hrrer in th rewrpapcra It was ho who rerformod much of the arduous duties that ronfront a secretary of state. In a sense. Counsellor Hoyt was n protege of Secretary Knox, who mado Mm an assistant attorney general general when a member of President Roosevelt's cabinet as attorney gen eral. Later, Secretary Knox had Mr. Hoyt named as solicitor general of the Vnlted States, an office calling for rare ability. . When President Taft was organic Ing his cabinet. Secretary Knox ac t epted the portfolio on condition that he be given an opportunity to find a place for Mr. Hoyt. This suggestion was readily accepted by President Taft. who was a college mate of Mr. Hoyt, and admired his ability as a lawyer. The office of counsellor for ' the state department was created by congress, a salary of $7,500 per an num being allotted which Is far In excess of the salaries paid the three assistant secretaries In the depart ment of state. - Devoted to His Work. It Is said by those Intimately ac qualnted with the late counsellor, that uvtvuuu mi ui. uui t am ui. uuuwiu. He worked early and late. The gigan tic task that confronted the secretary of state In arranging a maximum and minimum tariff convention with var ious countries of the world. Imme diately after the enactment of the Payne-Aldrlch tariff law fell upon Counsellor Hoyt. At the time of his death he was in charge of the nego tiations that had Just been started with the Canadian government look ing to a reciprocity agreement. Secretary Knox as well as President Taft was deeply grieved at Mr. Hoyt's death. On the day of the funeral which was held at Wilkesbarre, Pa., . memorial services were held at St. John's church here. The state.de- ' portroent. as a mark of respect, was closed for two hours during the ser vices. . Not only did official Washing ton attend but the diplomatic corps was present. Mrs. TafU.who reflected the deep sentiments entertained for the counsellor by the president, ac companied by her daughter, vMlss - Helen, walked from the White Houae to the church In a rainstorm to at tend. It Is said that the duty of conduct ing the Canadian tariff negotiations, when the dominion ofAelals come here In January, will be taken up -by Sec retary Knox In person. Rumor has It that as soon as these negotiations are ended Secretary Knox will retire. Assistant Secretary of State, Adee Is always ready with a story to illus trate his conversation. Recently he was asked a diplomatic question and tho caller Insisted upon making a statement, which was not correct "You remind me." said Secretary Adee "of the scientists who referred their dispute, as to the proper de scription of the crab, to a famed nat uralist The naturalist listened to the description and when It was conclud ed exclaimed: Marvelous! Rut the crab Is not a fish; It Is not red: and It does not swim backward. All of which were points made In the scien tific description. With the return of Secretary of War Dickinson and General Clarence Ed wards, chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, from their Philippine inspec tion trip, the true story of why they took a bath In their clothing while bound across the Pacific, has come to light Rigged up on the dock of the vessel was a canvas tank, twenty feet quare and eight feet deep. It was filled with salt water and In it the pas sengers. In suitable bathing attire, were taking plunges. Secretary Dick inson and General Edwards were look ing on. A passenger turned to General Edwards and said: "I'll bet you $25 you wont go In with your clothing on." "Make that $50." Interrupted Secre tary Dickinson," and I also will go in too." The bet was on. and an Instant later both the Secretary of War and Gen eral Edwards had plunged Into the tank. They crawled out wringing wet, collected their wager and then threw the unsuccessful bettor Into the tank. But again they had to go Into the tank because the "unlucky one" could .- c -vvmm mi4m-i. m,mv sii-mn.-m. Mmkw RIG Woman an Agricultural Expert V -Vr '.: 'Av . - - fit' I Mrs. Frederick S. Dennis, wife of a well-known Burgeon of New York, who is teaching farmers how to double their crops by science. Her chos en field Is in Connecticut. Last winter Mrs. Dennis heard a lecture by George T. Powell, perhaps the foremost agriculturist expert in the coun try on scientific farming, and it attracted her very much. She later se cured the services of Mr. Powell and bad him deliver lectures in various towns to the farmers of Connecticut, and she herself went along the country roads telling the farmers to attend these meetings. Mrs. Dennis then offered prises for the best crop?. At the county fair, held under ner supervision, -ttw-results of her ft forts was that the farmers had doubled and some trebled the amount of their products. not swim, and they had to drag him out to save him from drowning. Secretary of War Dickinson com mands great respect in army circles. Generally a secretary Is not respected tor his martial accomplishments. This was true of Secretary Dickinson until a number of officers took him out to the rifle ranges to explain their work In teaching the army how to shoot. The officers took up rifles and in five or six attempts managed to make "a bull's eye" at a thousand yards. Sec retary Dickinson looked on and when the show was over said: "Let me have one of those guns." Accommodated, he made five quick shots, hitting the bull's eye three times. The officers nearly collapsed and are now mum when rifle practice, especially sharpshootlng is under dis cussion and Secretary Dickinson is present. Back in his Tennessee mountains the Secretary of War has for years en Joyed the reputation of being a crack shot. It is expected in the State Depart ment that Mr. Willing Spencer will be of great aid to Mr. Huntington Wilson, assistant secretary of State, during the negotiations, to come this winter far various foreign loans in which American bankers have an interest. Mr. Spencer has been second secre tary of the embassy at London and at St. Petersburg, where he displayed considerable ability In negotiations for the Chinese loan of $50,000,000. The United States government Is now do ing Its best to obtain for American bankers a chance to negotiate the Turkish loan, the amount of which has not been settled. Mr. Huntington Wilson. Assistant Secretary of State, has Just returned to this country after a special mission to Turkey, ostensibly to congratulate the new ruler upon his accession to the throne. It Is well understood in State Department circles, however, that Mr. Wilson's principal mission to Turkey was to present the views of the American government as to" the distribution of the loan. Simultaneously with the announce ment, of Mr. Wilson's mission to Tur key came the order for Mr. Willing Spencer to report for duty at the State Department. It Is believed In Washington and New York that Mr. Spencer, notwithstanding his compara tive youth will be of much-service to the State Department in financial mat ters tn which foreign governments are Interested. HAMMERSTEIN MAY GIVE UP THEATERS (American News Service) New York. Dec 3. Oscar Hammer stein, who practically has a corner on the best playhouses In the larger cit ies, threatens to dispose " of those which he owns and likewise the leases to those which be controls in this manner and take up his residence in London. i.-mxaa wwwiiw-rot HM0NB PAIXABICM RICHMOND. 1XD.. SUNDAY, MORNING, DEL'EMIIER 4, 1910. POWDER MARK WAS FOUii FINGER Damaging Testimony . Was Given Against Hattie Le Blanc in Her Trial. (American News Service) Cambridge, Mass.. Dec. 3. The first damaging -testimony against little Hattie le Blanch was given at her trial for the murder of Clarence Glover today by Attorney Samuel D. Elmore, who acted as counsel for Glover's wife after her husband was killed. He testified that when the little French girl was found hiding in the Glover home, three days after the finger of her right hand a black mark about the. size of a little finger nail. This was surrounded by small black dots. It is the contention of the state that this was caused when the girl shot Glover and that the black dots were powder marks, though nothing was brought out today as to what caused them. Elmore testified that when the girl was found she told him she had been hiding under the bed for ten days. There was a controversy among the lawyers as to whether the girls un derstanding of English at that time and then Elmore was questioned care fully about the mark on her hand. He said: "The mark was on the in dex finger of her right hand Just be yond the second joint. It was about the size of my little finger nail. Part of it was red and the rest black. The tissue looked seared and drawn. There were other small marks on the wrist really net more than dots. It was brought out this afternoon that when Hattie Leblang was asked point blank by the police in Waltham if she had shot Grover, she emphatical ly denied it. "Did you shoot Mr. Glover?" was asked. "No." promptly replied Hattie in English. The jury was excused from this room when this information was re vealed to Mr.- Bond. Mr. Higgins declared the question about the shooting of Glover In Eng lish before the interpreter had put it in French. WATCHMAN BEATEN ' BY STRIKERS' MOB (American News Service) Chicago, Dec. 3. Two watchmen employed by garment makers to guard their plants, were attacked by a mob of 100 strikers today and beat en Into insensibility. One of the men was sixty years old. The strikers were infuriated by a snow storm which set In at 9 "o'clock and prom ised colder weather and continued suffering for their families. AND SUN-TELEGRAM. REAPPORTIONMENT WILL HOT BOTHER COMING CONGRESS It Is Purely the Function of the Various States to Ar range the U. S. Congress ional Districts. HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS NOW CONSIDERED Democratic Whip of House Says the "Good Roads" Measure Is One of Most Important Ones. EY n?DER!CK CLIFFORD. WuLliinsicn, D:c 2. To judge of the r.une;o.;s stones printed in the newsaners abint ihe rr-:i:iortion- ment wtlch congress will be called I States plans the building of two bat upon to make this coming session. tleships, one collier and one gunboat under the census for 1910 one would! with a portion of the $126,046,659 ap- tfcink tiat tic question was purely pirtiran and that f. e Republicans be ing crrMol of con?recj will stesl a -nurds en the Democrats by enacting tr legislation new. thus robbing the Denircratic majority in the next house from framing the law. The fact is I the next house will have nothing to do with the re-apportionment. The ! law making tbe re-apportionment un der any census is always enacted by the short session of the congress that expires with the completion of the ."numeration, and there is never any i j exception to this rule. There cannot ib? any partisan advantage for the rea i son that the re-apportionment of con j gress is based on an equal division of the enumeration, so that each state is treated on exactly the same basis. "The Washington newspaper corres pondent can always be depended on to get up something that will cause com ment," said an old employee of the hor.se today, "and the re-apportionment story belongs to that class, but the feljow who first started it evident ly get his data mixed. No doubt he had in mind the state legislaV ures in stead of congress. You know the leg islatures, when they change political ly, get busy and gerrymander the state thus fixing the boundaries of election districts so' that'byr'ttfeiimtnPWf county here and there the . political complexion cf the district can be changed without consulting the voter. But congress could not do this because it is purely the states' function to ar range congressional districts, and thus you see, there is no parly advantage in passing the re-apportionment act. The Democrats will get whatever ad vantage there is to be had under tbe re-apportionment, because they made such gains in the recent election, and the former Republican states they car ried they can gerrymander in such a way that they will have decidedly the best of it in 1912." A Health Department. There is pending before the house committee on Interstate and Foreign -commerce a measure which president Taft is said to heartily favor. It is the bill to create a department of public health. The committee had for con sideration last session, but owing to the pressure brought to bear on sever al other bills having the endorsement of the administration. This particular bill was laid over for the short ses sion. The effort to create an executive de partment of health with a representa tive in the cabinent is not new. The movement was started more than a decade ago, and its first fruit was an enlargement of the powers of what was then the marine hospital service, by changing the name to the "Public Health and Marine Hospital Service," and extending Its - jurisdiction. But since then bureaus with authority over matters pertaining to health have been established in several of the executive departments which, as may be imagined, have occasioned friction now and then. The bill to create the department of public health is endorsed by the American Medical association and is opposed by the League "for Medical Freedom, the latter being composed of physicians of the newer schools. The opposition is based largely on the ground that the proposed department would place the American Medical as sociation on top, and only physicians belonging to that association would receive recognition by the government. Of course, this is stoutly denied by the advocates of the bill, who at the short session will, as a compromise, move to consolidate the various health bureau in the several departments under one head to be known as the Public Health bureau. It 13 not to be under the head (Continued on Page Four.) Palladium's Total Daily Average Circnlatioa (Except Saturday) Including Complimentary Lists, for Week Ending Dec 3rd. 1910. 6,429 City CircolaUca .showing net paid, news stands and regular complimentary list does cot include sample copies. 3,525 AMERICA HAS NOW FALLEN TO THIRD RANK ON THE SEA Uncle Sam Has Not Kept the Pace in Naval Increases and Germany Has Stepped to Second Place. ENGLAND IS BEING CROWDED HARD NOW Kaiser Is Pushing John Bull Very Close in the Contest for the Mastery of Seas Japan Awakening. (American News Service) i Washington, Dec. 3. The announce iir.ent made recently that the United beginning July 1. 1911, calls atten ! tion to the rapid increase in the Ger '. man naval construction and also to the sudden awakening of Japan along the same lines. Germany has made a decided gain in the naval strength over the United States in the last year, and while our navy stands second in respect to ton nage afloat, the Germans outdistanced us in the building of new ships, be sides making a decided stride toward equality with the British navy. It is believed by many experts that Germany has already eclipsed us in the actual strength of the ships now in commission. Statistics as to the German naval force deal only with the vessels in commission but even those which are regarded as ob solete are included in the Ameri can statistics. France remains in fourth place, next below the United States. But she has lost nearly fifty thousand tons afloat, the equivalent of two Dreadnoughts and one smaller boat, while she has gained practically nothing in building. WENUt FOUND GUILTY BY JURY (American News Service) Sentenced to Life Imprison ment for the Murder of a Little Girl. Louisville, Dec. 3. Joseph Wend ling was found guilty of the murder of Alma Kellnesr and was given life sentence to prison today. ARGUMENTS ARE MADE. Louisville, Dec. 3. The final phase in the trial of Joseph Wendling, charged with the murder of Alma Kellner, was reached today before Judge Gregory, when the lawyers be gan summing up. The court announc ed that the attorneys on both sides could speak at length. The prisoner was cheerful today and listened to the arraignment of the prosecuting attor ney with a smile. In summing up for the defense At torney Clement contended that Alma Kellner had not been proved dead and that the prosecution had not estab lished the fact that Wendling had killed anybody. The attorney declar ed that the evidence sowed Wendling had left Louisville because of a family trouble. In explaining to the jury Judge Gregory declared that no admission made by the prisoner must be consid ered to his detriment unless corrob orated by other witnesses. ALL BOILERMAKERS ON CANAL STRIKE (American News Service) Colon, Dec. 3. All boiler makers employed on the Panama canal have struck. Many other workmen are threatening to join with the boiler makers. The waterway authorities have sent to New Orleans for strike breakers. This is expected to cause further trouble. The men are very indignant at President Taft for re fusing to consider their grievances when he was here recently. He prom ised to "investigate later." TO SAVE HIS SIGHT In order that funds may be raised for the treatment and the probable re moval of one of the eyes of Herbert Burden, the A. M. E. church will give a musicale. The young man is at the hospital. The attending physician says that unless the operation is per formed he will lose the sight of both eyes. CHINESE SQUADRON ORDERED TO MACAO (American News Serrlqp) Pekin. China. Dec 3. The Chinese government today ordered a squadron of war vessels to proceed to Macao, where the Portuguese garrison and sailors recently revolted. The Italian cruiser. Calabria, has already gone there to look after Italian interests. FATHER-IN-LAW OF MENU) MOORE GAVE TESTIMONY Father of. Mrs. Moore Gave as Graphic a Recital as Did the Wife of the Slayer of C. E. Gibson. HE ALLEGED SLAYER WAS AN INSANE MAN Patrolman Hughes Stoutly Denies Anv Connection With Murdered Man Case to End Wednesday. (American News Service) Vincennes, Ind., Dec. 3. Arnold J. Padgett, father-in-law of Menlo E. Moore, who is being tried for his life, went on the stand late this afternoon and Rave as graphic a recital of the events. which occurred between his daughter and Charles E. Gibson as Mrs. Moore gave herself. He told of how Arnie Moore had called him to their home on Wednesday evening, September 28, after she had told Moore of the affair and how he tried to revive Moore from his semi-conscious condition. Time and again Mr. Padgett would break down. Moore's sudden departure from the city to Washington, on the day follow ing, was told by Padgett; also how he broke into his law office and cried for Arnie. and vowed that she had gone up the step in front of him. Padgett swore that Menlo was insane, that he had to hold him in a chair until he became pacified. Padgett recited the barn story in exact detail and perhaps gave more definitely the time of the happening, which the defense hereto fore had not given. Tells What Arnie Said. However, Padgett only told what Arnie had told him so the state is limited again, and will not be able to refute the barn story which is declar ed to be a wild, framed-up yarn. Pa trolman Hughes stoutly denies any connection with Gibson, but the state will be unable to offer any evidence to refute the tale. The trial will, prob ably, last until Wednesday. Io In sanity specialists -will Jmj "introduced by the defense, onTy " tertrratiy '"-of. friends who know Moore. Rumors are rife that Hughes received one thous and dollars for going as a witness to the barn affair in a buggy but he flatly denies the rumors. The affair was supposed to have taken place in the latter part of July and the police rec ords show that Hughes was not on duty on the nights of July 18 to 23, in clusive. A DESPERATE LOVER Slashes Girl with Razor, then Wounds Himself. (American News Service) Houston. Texas, Dec. 3. As the re sult of a desperate battle in her home with a lover whom she had rejected, Miss Bertha Wool worth, the 18 year old daughter of W. Wool worth of the Texas Ooii company, is in a hospital fatally injured today while her assall: ant, Lloyd B. Shaffer, is also dying of self-inflicted wounds. The couple had been engaged, but Miss Woolworth bad terminated the affair. This morn ing she was with her mother in her home when Shaffer suddenly appeared and announced that he had come to kill the girl. Mrs. Woolworth attempt ed to reason with him but without ef fect. Drawing a razor, Shaffer darted for the girl. Miss Woolworth fled to the second story porch and leaped to the ground. Shaffer followed, seized her and slashed her throat until he thought her dead. He then used the blade upon himself. CUT COFFIN NAILS OR QUIT SERVICE Topeka, Kan., Dec. 3. The depart ment heads of the Santa Fe railroad here have been notified that begin ning with December 1 the smoking of cigarets by the employes will be con sidered sufficient cause for their dis missal. The traveling officials have been notified to watch for evidence of use of the coffin nails. The reason given by the general officials are that the habitual use of cigarets tends to benumb the brain and as a conse quence the company doesn't get its full value in service and that inter ests of the railroad and safety of the public demand that employes have all of their mental faculties In first class working order. THOMPSON WINS FROM HUGEY LAGEN (American News Service) Sidney. Australia, Dec. 3. Cyclone Johnny Thompson and Hughey Lagen, heavyweights who are challengers of Lil' Artha Johnson for the heavy weight championship met here this af ternoon. Thompson won easily. THE WEATHER STATE AND LOCAL Sunday. 7air and cold, SINGLE COPY 2 CENTS. WILL HAYES WAS STRICKEN WHILE TO CITY Popular Secretary of Repub lican State Committee, to Speak at Local Elks Mem orial, Quite 111. WILFRED JESSUP TO .. STEP INTO BREACH Will Deliver Address in Place of Mr. Hayes Program for the Annual Memorial' Held by the Elks. Stricken 4h severe and binding pains in the abdominal regions which indicated an attack of appendicitis, as he was on his way to the depot to come to this city, Will Hayes, tha central committee was taken to his home in Sullivan, Ind., on Saturday afternoon and his visit to Richmond to speak at the Elk's memorial, aa well as his business trip which he ex pected to make to Chicago, were both called off. Hayes was to have delivered ' the principal address at the memorial ser vices of the Richmond lodge of Elks at the Gennett theater this afternoon. His condition was serious from the first. He was unable to move, so se vere were the pains. However, after getting him to his home and by hot applications and other treatment, his condition was relieved. His father, John C. Hayes, stated over the long distance phone on Saturday evening that the physicians had declared him to be out of Immediate danger. He will be confined to his bed for a few days, however. Mr. Hayes had been in his office in tbe morning and was in bis usual good . health. At noon he prepared for his . trip to this city, and had packed his suit case, but In the afternoon his con dition became most alarming. Jessup to Speak. The members of the local , lodge of Elks had looked forward to his visit with much anUcipation. Arrange-, ! ments have been made with Wilfred Tf nmip Tn-iTrTT 1 1 1 thr prliuspal ad, dress in place of Mr. Hayes. J. Ben nett 'Gordon, former editor of the Eve ning Item, and now editorial writer on the Indianapolis Sun, will deliver the, eulogy. He is a prominent member in the Richmond lodge. The exercises will begin i . at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon at tbe Gen nett theater. The services ; are in memoriam to four departed brethren, Harry Simmons, Walter Wilson, Charles Kolp and Judge D. P. Armer. These members died within the last year. Altogether there have been six teen deaths in the lodge since its in stitution. The lodge members will be seated on "the stage, while their guests, in cluding members of their, families, who have been given tickets, will oc cupy the seats In the auditorium. The memorial committee includes, Mtlo Ferrell, chairman; program, J. P. Thompson, W. F. Eggemeyer; speak ers, Wilfred Jessup-S. E. Swayne, W. F. Kelley; decorations, F. H. Lemon, . Earl Mann, Joseph Hill; tickets, W. C Hibberd; music, L B. Nusbaum, Will Earhart, Frank Braffett; hall, F. L. Torrence, O. G. Murray. The litUe girls who will assist are Mary Virginia Burr, Janice Meredith, Gertrude Williams, Margaret Coe, Gertrude Dunlap, Martha Elizabeth Lincoln. ..'. The Program. Prelude Orchestra Opening Memorial Service......... , . . . J. Clifford Price, Exalted Ruler Opening Memorial Ode... . . . .. .... Words and music. Lee B. Nusbaum (Dedicated to Richmond Lodge. 649, . B. P. O. E.) This day brings sadness to each heart a feeling shared by all; LWe think of those who answer not. whene'er their names we call. ' In memory we think of them, we see) ' them as of yore; The noble, kind, the brave and true, who meet with us no more. Our brothers who have gone beyond, have laid their burdens down. Let us like them bring joy to all, and strive to win a crown. And in that day when trials come, and we are troubled sore. The good deeds they done will prove a blessing evermore. The vast unknown will home-like seem our, friends have gone before. That we may meet them, is oar hope, when this life's journey's o'er. Their spirits now are with their God, upon the other shore.' And so may we abide with them, our God forevermore. Invocation ......... Dr. S. R. Lyons Spirit of God ...Humason Quartet Mrs. F. W. Krueger, soprano Mrs. Will Earhart, alto; Mr. Otto Krone, tenor; Mr. Frank Braffett, ,-. bass. Eulogy J. Bennett Gordon Solo "King Ever Glorious'........ . .........From -Stainer's Crucifixion Mrs. F. W. Kreuger. Memorial Address Memorial Address . . ... Wilfred Jessup COMING (Continued on Page Four.) ? it