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Death of Counsellor Hoyt,
Right Hand Man of the
Cabinet Officer, Is a Basis
for This Report.
Memorial Was Held in His
Honor and Members of Di
plomatic Corps Attended
Capital Gossip.
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
The bet was on. and an Instant later
both the Secretary of War and Gen
eral Edwards had plunged Into the
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
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Woman an Agricultural Expert
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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
Back in his Tennessee mountains
the Secretary of War has for years en
Joyed the reputation of being a crack
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
(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
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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
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
"No." promptly replied Hattie in
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.
(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.
It Is Purely the Function of
the Various States to Ar
range the U. S. Congress
ional Districts.
Democratic Whip of House
Says the "Good Roads"
Measure Is One of Most
Important Ones.
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.
City CircolaUca
.showing net paid, news stands and
regular complimentary list does
cot include sample copies.
Uncle Sam Has Not Kept the
Pace in Naval Increases
and Germany Has Stepped
to Second Place.
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.
(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.
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
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.
(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."
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
(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 of. Mrs. Moore Gave
as Graphic a Recital as Did
the Wife of the Slayer of
C. E. Gibson.
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
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.
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.
(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.
Sunday. 7air and cold,
Popular Secretary of Repub
lican State Committee, to
Speak at Local Elks Mem
orial, Quite 111.
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
(Continued on Page Four.)

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