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MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED j PRESS. f TODAY' NEWS TODAY. THE CALUMET NEWS n IHT I 'IN. THE WEATHER SNOW FLURRIES TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. CONTIN J UED COLD. VOL XXI CALUMET. HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY AFTERNOON. JANUARY 6, 1912. NO. 57 JUDGES SHOULD NOT ABUSE POWER Col. Roosevelt Tells Just What His Position as to the Judiciary Is HAS HIGH REGARD FOR COURTS But Brieves They Should Consider People's Rights Declares, Howtvfr, Thoro Ar Times Whin Will of Peopls Should t Reeisted. New York. Jan. 0. --Theodore House veil discusses Judges und Progres--iv" In nn editorial appearing in the i urrent Issue of the. outlook. He suys In iiart: "Let me. at the outset, put ho clear ly that only wilful misinterpretation un deceive people, Just what my posl tion hk to the court is. I have the very highest regard, the highest respect ;nid admiration, for the Judiciary. As a wlioir. I think that our judicial officers stand on u higher level than any oth- er biHly of public servantB, or. for the matter of thai, Of 'private citlsens. I could name oillinnd at this moment, a iiuniher or Judges now on the bench v. ho render to the people more sub stantial service of more far-reaching value than is rendered by any other men In public or private life and all of these judges substant tally agree with the position herein taken, which, indeed, is largely derived from them. I believe the courts have rendered our people incalculable service. I hold that the attitude of our people towatds sheen should be one of appreciation and respect; but not of servility. ! ltlOBt emphatically believe thai we have been wise in giving great oarer to our Judges, including this power of Judicial interpretation of statutes to sec whether they conform with the luiidament.il law of the land. Kill I also most firmly believe that, like any oilier power, this power can he ubtiHcd, and that it is a ix.wer with which the pcupic have mereJj lantnol a rily parted, and not one which lliey have permanentl.v alienated. I'sed cau- tional) ami moeerateii an only in the dearest cases, as It hus b,en used bv ! our greatest Judges from the days of! lai hull to the present time, ax it ia .letec ded by writers such as Mr. Thayer, it la fraught with the utmost fc.x. .1 to the body politic. 1'sed reck lessly, wantonly, and foolishly, where the case I so doubtful that the Judge", themselves may be divided nearly c.puilly on the two sides (III the hake shop declsli a. first and lust, twelve Judges held the luw constitutional and only ten Including, however, unfortun ately, live of the nine Supreme Court judges, held it unconstitutional), as it has again and again been used in re- cut years, it results In very great evil. " I am not speaking of the nidges' performance of the ordinary judicial function as performed by .nidges in all lands, the t uni t ion of the Mpc which people all over the world j have in mind when the speak on tin uprightness of the judge, of the inde pendence of the Judicial I am speuk Ing of the peculiar function of the Am erican judge, the function nf uo other judge in ttie World, the fanOtlOn ul le- luring whether or not In ieoplehave the right to maK. Inns I i themselves an matters which they m of vital eoneern. I am not sireaklng of the Judge In his altitude ul JVdjpl hetvv..n "lie individual and another, or one in dividual and the slate, I am speaking of the judge when, by virtue of his position, he declares that the people as a whole have, or have not, the right ta carry out a given policy, a power which may give one man or three men Of live men the right to nullify the wishes of the enormous majority of their nlnet -million fellow citizens, a power which has been exercised re peatedly, sometimes wisely, sometimes vie unwisely. Hear in mind that I am nm at this time even referring to decisions dealing with the question of the respective pharOs of action of national and slate: I have in mind K -elsions that declare the people have nf. power to-n t, through either the national or the slate government. "It Is, I r believe, an advantage to baya fixed in the Cmirt the power to i He thai a legislative action is uncon stitutional, but only provided that the puuer in exercised with the greatest w ledum and self-restraint. If the courts eontlnue to use It with the reckless ness that has too often been shown in the priRt. it is almost Inevitable that efforts will be made to amend or abol ish it; I know, for Instance, that, as far ns L am persona I Iv concerned. I earnestly hope to aee In the next New Vara State Constitutional convention provisions incorporated In the Consti tution which will enable the people to decide for themselves, by popular battog after due deliberation, finally and without appeal, what the law of the land snail be In case such as those I bnva mentioned, where the courts of he state hove refused to allow the people to establish Justice and eipiitv. " I am sure that ultimately our people must, and Will, come to the. view in. i the nation and the states Continued, on Page Hix. NIW YORK AUTO SHOW. Latest Improvements in Motor King dom to bo Shown There. New York. Jan. fi During the en suing t, day all "automoblledom" will turn It eye and steps toward il.i.-t city. Beginning tonight and contln ulng through (he oniiug week the twelfth National Automobile Kh..w l to hold forth in Madison Kepiiue tiur- en. .-iiiiiwiiuneooHi tne annual ex hibition of the National association of Automobile Manufacturers is to he held in the new Grand Central Palace Months, in fact almost a year, hnve been spent In perfecting plans and making reudy for the two shows. The vlaili.si.h S.ii iv Hard til show Is i un filled to pleasure cars, while both pleasure arid . ommcr la I vehicle Hre in be displayed during the week at the ill a rid Central Palace. The promoter. ot both enterprises predict thut new rUnorda l i i t.-mMnce and general sue- will lie established. MILLION DOLLAR LIBRARY. St. Louis. Ifo.. Jan. I. The new St. Louis public library build in w .t for mally opened and dedicated this after noon with interest Ins ceremonies. The building cort tl.ooo.000 and is one of the finest structures of its kind In the con n try. TO FLY IN CZAR8 DOMAIN. . w York. Jan. C. - Hugh Robinson, the well known aviator, sailed to, lay en route t. St. Petersburg, where he is to give demount! at ions, in the Cur- tlss hydroaeroplane tecently purchased by the Russian government. WILT REGULATE SUGAR EXPORTS WORLD'S SUGAR CONGRESS WILL RE-CONVENE AT PARIS JAN. 29 UNION TO BE RE NEWED. Paris. Jan. fi. The world's sugar conference, which was held at Urussvls, adjournment being taken to Junuary 29, ia having difficulty trying to meet the request of Russia to he permittee! to increase her y early exportation of sugjt r. Russia wishes to increase her exer ' " 111 ''"r,la' "'"a I Sugar Fnlon having limit- eil tile pos-ul.lc c 1 11 n ' a t ion of ea-'h untry adhering to th ci interen. e. The opposition to the Russian petition catne from Uermaia and Austtia. It Is thought likely, however, that when the cuui. ieti. a ic onveaag the Kttanten leouest will be granted, although the amount antlmrized may be under 300, IMM) tons. The piesent Intel national .Sugar I'nion reuses to be in RsTOg Sep tember I, S1S, but it is likely that the nton win be renaired for another term, that is to say. until IIHR. PICTURE MEN TO MEET. Lansing. Mich.. January fi. The Michigan Association of Moving llc ture Kxhibitors will hold a session in this city next Monday and Tuesday. The association was organized in le- trolt last July, and while at that time Muskegon wan .-. lei ted for holding the next annual meeting in July of this year, it was recently decided to hold a i special meeting in this it. CHOPPING. NOT SAWING, WOOD EX-PRESIDENT IS CUTTING DOWN TREES. WON'T TALK POLI TICS, BUT REPORTERS ARE ON HAND, Oyster May. N. Y., Jan. li. Col. Roo sevelt and a hall doxen Other nun Icppcl dove a trees today in the woods surrounding the ex-president's home ut Sagumore inn. To all Inquirers the Culutiel sent word that he would suy nothing. Despite Booaeevlt'i refusal to talk politics a scpiad of c cuts are camped here. pond- SISTER OF CHARITY SUES Claims Injury to Health and Compen- sstion for Work. New York. Jan. 6. A remarkable suit, declared to be the only one of its kind evr tiled, will determine whether vows of chastity and poverty, taken In I religious order, w ill stand trcfore the law. The suit is thnt of Mary Lehan. who demands $.'4,04 from the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent dc Paul for al leged injuries to her health and aa compensation for services rendered She alleges she Joined the order In 1X91 and remained until 1904 as a sla ter, teaching. Her health, she declares, was ruined hut she alleges she was forced to continue her work. Mother Superior Josepba, in In r an swer, sets up that the sisters lake the ...itli of poverty and chastity and lUMM they are to receive no pay. 'Maid serv ices to be performed for Ihe love of llod and the BjBgsJ of the poor." the mother superior alleges. COURT 10 HEAR TRAFFIC CASTS Railroad and Steamship Matters to be Argued Before Su preme Court TO OCCUPY THE KNTIRE WEEk First Question to be Considered Involves Rebates Cincinnati Shipper to Take up Casts involving Lower Rats to Chat tanooga. Washington. Jan. . "Interstate iiinini ice week w ill he observed .a the .supreme mini oi the I'n It ed ItStN beginning Monday. Practically all of Ho- nuestlons to he argued that we. I. nr' connected with ruilroad or steam ship traffic. The first case to be considered in volves whether shippers may be Indict ed for accepting rebates unless it is shown that the railro.nl concetTed had tiosted the regular ran-s n the lailrmul station at olnt of origin. It was held by Judge Speer, of Georgia, that the posting of the regular rales In the community in which the shipper lived was such an important means of in formation that the shipper could not I mulcted, unless It was alleged the rates had been ported. This ruling occurred In the indictments of Mai -vey C. Miller ami May I Is, I-. .Miller, of Philadelphia, on charges of accepting cum i-xhIoiih for shipments over the Merchants & Miners' Transportation Co., jointly with the Seaboard Air Line and' with the Atlantic Coast Line. Another case ia the quarter century tisht of Cincinnati shippers for lower raters to Chattanooga and the South. In IN!U ihlppgW induced the Interstate Commerce Commission to order a sharp reduction of rates over the Cincinnati, .New Orleans and Texas Pacific r,M, trom Cincinnati to Chattanooga. Courts held that the ommission could not tlx a future rate. Later when, this pow er was conl.ii.. upon It the commis sion reduced tirut class rates to 7n rents, and held that while a demund f r a tin cent rate inluht be reasonable on a road direct to Chattanouj;., it would not he so on the Louisville and Nashville and connecting lines. Fur ther more, the cornmiseion held that to reduce the rate to II c ents might make Inequitable certain rates from Mem phis to Chattaniui4a and to AMinta. Tlirinlngham, Montgomery and other southern cities. The Cinc innati ship pers made an nnsuccesslul attempt in the commerce court to have the seven ty cent rate declared unjust and un reasonable. Whether a loophole really exists in the immigration laws such as WOttM allow steamship companies to shift the responsibility for bringing in immi grants of the excluded classes, will be argued before the court. A New York court held that while the purpo e of congress seemingly was : make the steamship companies pay the cost of returning such immigrants as are denied entrance there was nothing In the law to prevent the companies from (circumventing the law by requiring these Immigrants to put up security In foreign ports to cover the cost of leturrjing them If rejected. Another question will be whether a ..p.cial rate on coal may be given railroads. Still other cases involv ing conflicts of Jurisdiction between the Interstate Commerc e Commission and the Commerce Court will he heard. NO NEW TRIAL FOR SPENCER. Attorneys Have Until January 20 to File Exceptions. Boston. Jan, . A motion for a new trial of Bertram ;. Bpeaoer, convict ed November N Ol murder In the tirst degree for shooting Miss Martha Hlackstone. was denied today by Judge Crosby of the superior court. The at turneys for the prisoners reserved until January '0 to Hie exceptions to the su preme court. It Is said after sentence has been passed on Spencer his attorneys will move for commutation on the ground ot mt anit) . TWO CLUBS CLAIM BOUT. New Vork. Jan. . Two boxing clubs tod a) are claiming that Knock out Hrown ami Abe Attell will fight before their audiences. The National Sporting c!ib advertises the bout for Jan. I", while the Kmplre Athletic club advertises it or Jan. is. There may he legal action on the part of one of the clubs to force the fighters t. keep contracts, it Is declared today. SIR SANDFORD FLEMING 15. Ottawa, Oat Jan. H. Sir Ramlford I Mcminn, the eminent railroad build er ami capitalist, will celebrate his Rath birthday anniversary tomorrow. Though a k nil, in Commander of Rt. Michael and St. Ueor;e and a direc tor of the Canadian l'acillc Railway and numerous great industrial concerns. (Sir Ha ml ford is proudest of his title of "lather of the Raclllc cable and of, the twenty-four-hour system of MM M tutlon. ' MoNAMARA FUND 8M ALL. I ittla Remains of th $190,000 Sub scribed by Unions. Washington, 1. '.. Jan. 0 -Thi x cutlve council of the American Federa tion, of Ijibor, comi I of in i ld - Lempers, the Hght ,i . . i,. ,t ... and j the secretary at'cl treasurer, will meet at the headouart. i ,,i tl rgariisui- tion in this oily on Monday lor a mom important session. The McNa tnuru case, with erticular reference la tin disposition ot what remalna of the defense fund, will h.- the chief sub ject of caiialgsjfatioi just how much ratnalna ol the fund is problematical. but it is said on y .niih-.rltv tin unexpended baliim .- . u... (.... subscribed Is camparaiiv.lv small. It believed arrangement will he made to distribute the hal. uue aiming the subscribers. TEN CHICAGO FIREMEN HURT. Chicago, lan. . Ten firemen were injured, three aprioualy, whan H hose cart skidded ai. r an ley pavement and crashed into r ant Idle patrol I ere today . Roth v ni. Ic v ei .. ,;,.!. ished. Sex en vlrtil.is vvere- rei. i.ived t . . a hospital. LA FOLLETTE GOES TO INDIANA. Chicago, Jan. ; lletto closed his campaign In Illinois with a speech this morning at l)ar, ill. Late: .,i ihe day he expected to bejun a tour of In diana. BRITAIN READY TO BUILD ROAD GOVERNMENT WILL EXPENO $20, 000,000 FOR CONSTRUCTION OF RAILROAD IN AUS TRALIA. Londoii, Jan. fi ah the neoeajary legislation him been enacted In -n-ne.tio:i with the proposed construc tion of the trans-Australian railway and work on the project, which is to be carried out by the IVderal govern- nient Itself, will commence very shortly and ita completion is looked fir within three years. The line starts from Kalgoorlle, 380 miles from Perth, one of the Kastern limits of theW astern Australian sys tem, whence it connects wiih other railways through South Australin. Victoria. New South Wales ami Queensland. The new line is 1 .060 niil.s In length and Its cost is estimat ed at nearly twenty million dollars. While the railway will be of great commercial advantage, the necessities of defence have chiefly Influenced Aus tralia In making the expenditure. The country faced with the danger of poR-lble Asiatic Invasion, one reason for the desire that Rrltaln and Ameri ca should control the Pacific, hag bnerjmttf 0WM where putting her defensive resources In order ever since confederation. Modified conscription has been adopted as the military system of the country nnd lihpral contributions of ships and men have been made to In crease the Rrltish naval forces in the South Pacific. Lord Kitchener too went out to advise the government on the measures to be taken to defend the c ountry and one of his first recom mendations was the construction of this railway to bring Western Austra lia nearer to the other states of the confederation, nt present the western province being entirely dependent up on assistance from sea. MICHIGAN BANKS ARE PROSPEROUS COMMISSIONER DOYLE'S REPORT ISSUED THIS WEEK. SHOWS AN INCREASE IN BUSINESS. Lansing. Mich.. Jan. fi. An al stract of the reports of the 4li; stat. tanks und live trust companies In Michigan, shovfjtig their condition at the .lose oi Iu8iness on Tuesday, Dec. "., Uf,lc was issued hy llankiiiK Commissioner Edward H Doyle, dis playing a most favorable oUUsSMI When the report waa compiled there was $'.s43,s4.o: in the com merclal departments, of the various state banks, while the savings de partments show a total of $39,555, iv, v: As compared with the report of the banking commissioner made Nov. 10, lslO. the commercial deposits have Increased $l2.23,!80.r.s. While the sav ings deposits hav e In i Htd to the extent of tlciltTtMl.fl. The total reserve maintained by Michigan state hanks n Dec. :.. I'M I was $fij -M6.O29.0. OT II. I per cent. The total cash reserve amounted to III, Ml -fifi9.4fi, oi 7fl per cent. The total re serve carried hy Michigan state banks Is therefore $l,i541,!31.3s over the requirements of the bunking law. Rased on savinge deposits of 1!H, rt90,212.."l, the law requires mortgage and bond Investments of at least $4,- 03K.47.n. The abstract shows that the- m-irtgaire and bond investments exceed the reoulremenD of the law by $27. 47. 7.V 74. The savings Invest ments, together with the savlrgs re serve, exceed Ihe savings deposits by $4.330,R02.S:i. DEMOCRATS TO MEET IN WEST Convention City to be Determined at Jackson Day Banquet Next Week CHICAGO WILL BE FAVORED Party Leaders Gather in Wash ington to Attend Meet Brilliant Array of Spoakers Named. Including. Rival Candidates for Nommotion. Wa blnCtoa. I C . Jan. 6. Rt. Louis, Kansas City. Chlcaao. Denver. Lulti- more. .New York -where shais the na t wmal lonveiition of the Democratic arty be bn held nrui summer? This in the leading queatton to be CaaaJdrred luni eted upon b the Iemncrath na- tionul committee it its meeting In this city Monday. Muny members of the r ational committee, together with nu merous other Democrats of wide prom inence, arrived In the capital toduy in anticipation of the meeting of the com mittee and the banquet to he held at I the Raleigh Hotel .Monday night in memory of the patron saint of Demo rr.' cy, Andrew Jackson. The speakers at the banquet will In .Imle a number of the most promi nent Democrats in the country, several Of tin m c andidates for the presiden tial nomination. The list is as fol lows; Senator James A. iKronnan of New York, toastmaster; Norman E. Mack, chairman Qf the Democratic na tional committee: Speuker Clark. Jml;. Alton It. Raiker or New Vork, Wil liam It. Hearst of New York, (Wivertior Woodiow Wilson of New Jersey, Sena tor Robert L. Taylor of Tennessee. C.overnor Baldwin ot Connecticut, W il liam J. Rryan of Nebraska, former Qovamor Joseph W. Folk of Missouri, Senator Francis C. Newlands of Ne vada. Governor Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana, Senator Romerene of uhio. and Represei tative James T. Lloyd of Missouri. Politics Enter Into Choico. The choice ul the party for a con ventiuii city promises to he brimful Of popti. s The contest Tor the DUM' ocratla nomination betweem recogn ized representatives f the conserva tive ami progressive wmgs of th. party makes the choke of the convection city one of the main factors to be consid er..! by ihe national committee. If it were a foregone c onclusion that any certain candidate would be nomi nated by the Democrats, it would hoi the convention was held. As the situation stands. however, the choice- ot a convention city may have a most important bear ing on the nomination. The first matter to be determined g whether the convention shall be held In the Kasp or the Wait No IVnio cratie candidate for President has been named in the- Baal since the civil war and many of the party leaders be lieve tl would be poor politics to take the gathering away from the West at this time. Many Influential Democrats are more thun half inclined to believe that the (invention will go to Chicago. They predict that if it does not it will go as far west as Kansas CltJ Or Denver The claims of St. Louis, which Is well able to take care of the convention, will receive consideration. Eastern Cities Aftor Honor. New York apparently Is In earnest In Ia r desire to secure the convention, but If the gathering is held in the East it is believed that Baltimore will get the prize. The Maryland city was the first to put in a bid and has been con ducting a hard campaign lor nearly a raar. if the Daaaobrali are supersti tious and believe- in luck they certain ly will hold their convention In Balti more, for Baltimore- and Democracy have four times proved a winner, whh h Is more than can be said of Chicago. St. Louis. Kansas CM) or Ienver. Chicago would be regarded as neutral ground for the convention. The se lection of New York, on the other hand, would, in the- opinion of many Demo crats, give the nomination too much ot a Tammany taint. Denver as the convention city would give the pro g. siv es an idv .intake- over the con servatives The selection of St. Louis or Kansas City might possibly be con strued as an advantage1 for Champ Clark or Joseph W. Folk, but the pos sibility Is so remote that it Is not likely to interfere with the c lian. e-s ot either city. Other Fsctora. Politically speaking. Baltimore may he regarded as favoring Harmon for President. The Ih-mcKrats In the Mgry aad city belong to the conserva tive wing of the party. At the same time It is believed that the Harmon managers and those of Wood row Wil son as well would prefer that the con vent ion be held in the West. In this matter they share the ix-lief of many other Democratic leaders that the nom ination of Governor Harmon, tlovernor Wilson, or any other Democrat, for that mutter, if brouabt about among the progressive Democratic communi ties of the NVe-st, would be more satis fying to the rank and file of the party. fhey argue that. IT It shall turn out that tlovernor llatmon is a stronger H. 0. YOUNG SEES DANGER. L'nloss Small Harbors Aro Deepened Big Boats Cannot Entsr. Washington, Jun ; -R. presenta- V ig of Ishpeming, member ol the b-'iisc committee .,r, ri.ei ami harbors, has written William Living ston of Detroit, president oi the Lake Carriers association, requesting his ervicwe us to appropriations lor the great lakes in the forthcoming rivers and harbors bills. Mr. Young has stood unswervingly fcr the improvement ul the grvut lakes wnter ways and ot Michigan rivers and harbors -and to his efforts are lurgely due the big appropriations car. ric .1 lu forme! hills. Kince the lake freight boats have grown so large and have practically displaced the little boats that used to enter the hurbor of small towns, there is no longer any use for the little harbors unless they are to be deep ened to admit the big carriers, und It Is a question whether the great ships would stop nt the small places even though the water was deep enough. LEATHER TARIFF JAN. 16. Washington. Jan. 6 The tariff boards investigation of the leather schedule will actuallv heain Jan. 1. when shoe manufacturers and tanners throughout the country will be given a hearing as to the- h.-st method of (inducting the iniuiry. Shortly after the conference the board will send its agents into the- field to study the industry and gather the statistics up- n which the hoard will base It- con clusions. TWENTY YEARS ABBAS HELMY II HAS MADE EX CELLENT RECORD AND HAS SUCCEEDED IN AROUSING SUBJECTS. Cairo, Egypt. Jan. fi It wilt be twenty years tomorrow since Abbas Helmy II. succeeded his father on the throne of Egypt, in view of which fuct, by the way. If is difficult to understand why most people still persist in speak ing of him as the "young" Khedfee. Although possessed of little of the ;iower usually associated with ruleT ship. being theore tically the vasaal of the Sultan, and in reality the vaseal I Ki.kI.iikI Kl.oive Aid. as possesses ability of a hinh smrt and deserves much credit for his successful efforts to arouse dreamy old Egypt from the hthargy that hr.s enshrouded her for centuries. The Khedive is a busy man. ind Is ((instantly planning new pro jects for his country's good. Cnder his Inception the country has made re markable progress during late vears. Railways have been built, fresh canals have- been made, and. f still greater importance, great Irrigation projects have been completed for the rUStMM lion of vast areas of waste land. The cities as well as the rural districts have prospered Cairo. Alexandria and other large centres are full of proofs that F.k pt is ce asing to be asleep, for modern buildings and improvements in the European style are to he ween on all sides. SUPERIOR AND DULUTH COLDEST MOST FRIGID SPOTS IN THE UNITED STATES, TEMPER ATURE BEING THIRTY EIGHT BELOW. Chicago. Jan. 6. Another decided drop in temperature marked the sixth loy ol the c. ld wave- through the mid- i . I lie west. Superior. Wis i-u lie i nil . is. . i I'i'i i ceo .. -v below zero, the lowest touched In the Tinted States. Duluth. however, was only half a point behind, with 37'?. A general snow fall throughout Ill inois. Iowa. Michigan ami Missouri added to tin- misery. In Chica&a ten he-low .To was the .arly mark toduy. The telegraph companies experienced much wire trouhle SHOT BY A MILLINER. American Business Msn in Berlin Msy Die From Wounds. i:. riin, Jan. 6 Norbert M. Rodkln- ii. director of the American cham ber of commerce hen. was shot, prob ably with fatal effect, last evening by Miss Siede. n milliner The woman when an attempt was ma le to arresi her, shot and seriously woundesl her self. The woman's friends say she and Rodkinson had been Intimate friends and had quarreh-d. Mrs. Hod kinson. however, asserts it was at tempted extortion on the part of Miss Si. ). who hid been a servant In the family years ago in Russia. andu late in Ihe Hasl than in the- West, then it we old be- a good thing for him if he were nominated In the West. Likewise, If a convention held In the Wt were i. nominate an Eastern man like- Governor Wilson. It might strengthen the latter in his own section. PASTOR RICHESON , CONFESSES TODAY Declares He is Guilty of Poisoning His Former Sweetheart, Avis Linnell DEEPLY PENITENT FOR HIS SIN Wishes He Might Live to Atone in Measure For Past Distr.ct Attorney Declares, However, Trial Will Proceed Deep. to Confession. Boston. Mass Jan. Rer. C. V. T. Fth heeon. former pastor of lmmanuel Baptist church. Cuinbpdge. today made- a written cunfeaaioti to the eff .-, he poisoned his former sweetheart. Avis Linnell. The statement was made public by his couneeL The eonfeeslon, bearing Riehesone signature, rvada as follows. 1 PR penitent fea- mv air. and earnestly deairing, so far aa in my power He, to make atonement. I hereby confeae I am guilty of the offenee nf which I stand indicted. "I am moved to this course by no inducement of self benefit or leniency. Heinous as is my crime, God baa not wholly abandoned me. and my consxience und manhood, however depraved and bllafhtcl. will not admit of my still further wronging, by public trial. hei, whose pure young life I have' de stroyed. I 'tiller the lashing of remorse I huve suftered and- am suffering the torturee of the damned. In this I And a meaaure of comfort. In my mental anguish 1 recognize there, ia still. by mercy of the Master, some remnant tff the di vine spark of goodness still lin gering within me. I could wish to live only because within some prisons wall 1 might, in some small metisure, redeem .he sinful paat. hasp some ..tber deapairlng soul and at last find favor with my Dod." May Impose Death Sentence. District Attorney Pellet ler declared the trial will go on Juat the same, no matter what statement may be issued by RJcheaon." If Rich. -soi: appears 1n court Jar.. 15, the date set for his trial and ac knowledge his guilt, the court, under the law, will be obliged to Impose :h -death sentence. In the opinion of the i ourt house offic iais. HE BLAMES OUTSIDERS. Indianapolis Labor Men Not Responsi ble for Explosions Says Leader. Indianapolis. Ind.. Jan. 6. -Spur-geon P. Meadows, a prominent labor leader and business agent of the Inter national Brothrhood or Carpenters. Joiners today declared that out of town men caused four dynamite ex plosions In this city the night of Oct. 24, 1909. In support of this John Half man. a hotel man. says that three weeks before the Von Spreckleson ex plosions two Chicago men. who said th.-y came to fHghten away "scab" workers and "tlx" non-union Jobs, rente-d a room from him. Many union men visited these two. Half man says. Three days before the explosions the Chicago men left. He named Mea dows Im one of thoae who called on the Chicagoans. Meadows denies meeting the Chicago men at Halfman's but asserts positively that "imported men pulled off the e ..ns." .vf NEGRO DIES WORTH $116,000. Ex-Slava Made Fortune In Operating .,, Champaign. 111 . Jan. 6. To be horn - iirRi" t .4 . ' . fc cue coil III . 1 It.llV", Is the life story of Oeorge W. Smith of Rroadlands Chamnaign county, whose- will was (lied for probate here. Hmlth was bom a slave In Tennessee in l3fi. but ran away in 1862 to Join the Union army He acted as a guide for OsMV John A. Login. After the war he engaged in farming near Springfield, but thirty-five years igo he bought land in Champaign county He steadily added to his hold ings, until at hbi death his land con sist e-d of 440 acrea of rich county land. The ex-slave was highly respected in his section He gave his sons a uni versity education and one Is a lawyer. LOOKED GOOD TO HIM. Washington. D- C. Jan. . -Norman K. Mack, chairman of the Democratic natlonil committee, called on President Taft today. Mack said the White b.vuse looked attractive enough to be ... upled by a Democrat. OFFER TERMS TO MANCHU8. Shanghai, Jan. a. The Republican government feels so secure that Its leaders have offersnl terms for submis sion t.. the- Mam has These include a free- grant of the "forbidden city" and the summer palace In Peking: also life pensions equality t ctiinshtp: and holding office under the state.