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TiJNTiNGDON. i i , TENNESS5C3 ' mi Li's Ira In Tabloid Form The Cook county (Illinois) grand jury returned an Indictment against Mrs. Louise Vermllya, charging her with the murder by poison of Police man Arthur Blssonette. ; The consuls ot six powers called on Tang hao and Dr. Wu Ting Fang and presented their note expressing the good will of their respective gov eminent! and the hope that peace con ferences now in session would be suc cessful. r; , The last witness save Senator Lorl mer was heard by the senate special committee investigating the Lorlmer election. January 8 is the day fixed for the senator to tell his story to the committee. ' ' William Adler, charged with wreck' Ing the State National bank of New Orleans, must serve six years in the Atlanta federal prison. The United States court of appeals affirmed the sentence. It was charged he misap propriated $142,000 of the bank's funds. ; , -.-1 ",,,;.;.';.; Farewell audiences were, given by Pope Pius to the three new American, cardinals. All of ' the prelates were again assured of the .Vatican's friend ship for the United States, and were told that the holy father expected to see Catholicism flourish in the New ;World as it had never done before. Engineer H. C Colvln and Fireman Sanford Ragan of Springfield,, Mo., both married, were killed instantly when fast Memphis train No. 6 of the Frisco went into a ditch two miles south of Mountain Grove, Mo. :1 Judge JSlmer B. Adams of the Unit ed States district, court in St Louis, Appointed President F. A. Delano and Vice-President S. B. Pryor of the "Vya- bash and W, K Bixby, chairman of the board of directors of the Ameri can Car and Foundry company, re ceivers for the Wabash Railroad com The veterans of Cuba's war for in dependence met at Havana and adopt ed a resolution requesting President Taft to take whatever action may be necessary to have the cofferdam around the Maine remain where it is after the wreck has been removed, The veterans propose to fill in the cofferdam and erect on top of it a marble monument io the victims of the Maine. . ,'. Denouncing the "Apologists" of the McNamaras as "mere inciter's to mur der and preachers of applied anar chy," former President Theodore Roosevelt, in an editorial published in the current issue of The Outlook, de clares: "The murders committed 'by men like the McNamaras, although nominally in the interest of organized labor, differ not whit in moral cul pability from those committed by the Black Hand, or by any band of mere cutthroats, And are. fraught with in finitely heavier meance to society." The correspondent of the London Express, who is with the Turkish army, telegraphed from Charian De cember 10, via Tunis, that the Turk ish commander at Bengasi reports the defeat of the Italians, who lost 600 in killed and many wounded. A quan tity of arms and ammunition was cap tured. " ' Springfield's refeerndum election under the commission form of govern ment on four ordinances providing for regulation of the saloons resulted in a two-to-one victory for the saloon in terests. , . . ' . . The house passed without a roll call and practically without opposition the eight-hour bill unanimously re ported by the committee on labor. The bill requires that no workingman shall be required to work more than eight hours by contractor or subcon tractor while employed on govern ment work. 1 Lillian Graham and Ethel Conrad, the show girls charged with shooting W. E. D. Stokes, the mllli6naire horse man and hotel keeper, were acquitted by a Jury in New York after 58 min utes' deliberation. ' ' v President Taft and Attorney Gen eral Wickersham made it plain that for the present no further .actions would be taken by the government in the case of Banker Charles W. Morse. It is reported at London that the war office has informed the agent of an American packer that until the trial of the ten millionaire packers is concluded in Chicago none of the firms involved will be invited to tender bids for furnishing, supplies to the British army. ( , James Devine, a freight conductor employed by the Pennsylvania ' rail road, dived from the caboose of a freight train into the icy waters of Newark bay and rescued William H. Miller, a brakeman, who had fallen from the top of a car. Excited and fearing the end of the world is close at hand, hundreds of negroes in Lucedale, Miss., hurried away in wagons and on foot, follow Sss a terrific explosion of a meteor that broke over that town. It was one of the largest ever seen in the , few-iS. i Advances in rates on grain and grain products over the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad and 15 other railroads operating in central and southern territory, which were to have become effective December 20, were suspended until April 20 by the in terstate commerce commission, v The admiralty court at London de cided that the White Star line Olym pic , the biggest ship afloat, was re sponsible for the collision with the protected cruiser Hawke off the Isle of Wight on September 20. The supreme court of Iowa handed down a decision affirming the Moon law case, which had 'been appealed to it from the lower court , The decision. It is said, will result in the closing of more than 400 saloons in Iowa. Just 18,745,744.13 in cash has been sent from New York city over the seas In two weeks to help make Christmas merry for the "old folks" and. other , relatives "at home." A change for the worse was report ed in the condition of Emperor Frani Josepfc, causing great anxiety. The imperial physicians fear pneumonia may develop. , The government is so determined that no part of the old battleship Maine shall be used by showmen or for advertising purposes that the war department has refused to allow man ufacturers of fixtures and fittings to remove specimens from the wreck for the purpose of making tests of the ef fects of 13 years under water. Rear Admiral Raymond P. Rodgers, a conspicuous figure in the navy, has been placed on the retired ltBt on ac count of age. Admiral Rodgers grad uated from Annapolis id 1868. John Bigelow, "America's Grand Old Man," who formerly was minis ter tp, France, died at his home in Gramercy square, New York The for mer minister: to France,: statesman and man of letters for three-quarters cf a century and more, celebrated his ninety-third birthday on November 25 last . v-.i ....-,( V, The wets carried Fulton, Mo., by a majority, ot 130. The vote was 640 to 410. Every ward in' the city was carried by the .anti-prohibitionists. ,, One thousand Arabs were killed or, wounded In ' an engagement at Horns, acording to advices from Ital ian correspondents, Four hundred Arabs were taken prisoners. The ItaK ian losses were small. Miss Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross and for, many years its president, lies In a precari ous condition at her home at Glen Echo. .Friends and neighbors had hoped she would be well enough for a celebration of her ninetieth birth day Christmas, but they have been obliged to dismiss the idea. ' The senate by a unanimous vota ratified Taft's notification to Russia Of tho termination of the treaty of 1832. The Lodge joint resolution was reported by the foreign relations com? mittee as a substitute for the Sulzer resolution that passed the house ,300 to 1. Prince George, the fourth son of the king and queen, has entered upon his tenth year, and was the recipient of many presents from his royal rela tives. It is announced that the control of one of Pittsburg's foremost indus tries, the Pittsburg . Provision rid Packing company, has been turned over to the Armour interests of Chi-, cago. . ; ..j' '. ;, That the United States Steel cor' poration ' has "arbitrarily and unrea sonably", maintained an excessive, railroad rate on iron ore on its sub sidiary railroad from lake points on the Pittsburg district was the charge made by' Senator Oliver of Penusyl- j vania before the Stanley steel invest tigatlng committee. Former Mayor Eugene E. Schmife of San Francisco will be brought to trial some time next month on one of the fourteen Indictments pending against him as a result of the bribery graft investigation. That the Mexican troops under CoL Garcia Lugo havecaptured Gen. Ber- nardo Reyes in the foothills of Li nares, State of Nevo Leon, Mexico, is the report which reached Mexican se cret service men in San Antonio. Declaring absinthe . dangerous to health the pure food board ot the de partment of agriculture decided that its importation Into the United States should be prohibited after January 1 next : -' ' Christmas cheer will be brought to senators, representatives and . the army of employes around the national capltol as a result of action taken by the house Saturday. . The eflciency bill was reported and passed. This measure carries the annual appropri ation to cover the cost' of travel to senators, representatives and ; dele gates, in congress from their .homes in Washington , ;; Jlj.iil. 'k--W.. A report spread at the capita), that the efforts ( of the 'state department to procure more liberal treatment for American Jewish citizens in Russia had resulted in a tentative agreement for the modification of , the- Russian restrictions: which might prove a sat isfactory solutions of the xsved ques tion. . . ,.?,:....-..":. Dr. Sun Yat Sen has been elected president of the sew Chinese republic by the revolutionary convention sit ting at Nanking. The dispatch was received 'by the Chinese ' Free Press. Hugh Robinson, while testing a new hydro-aeroplane with a new twenty-flve-horse-power 7 motor, attained a speed of seventy-four miles an hour in calm air at Hammondsport N. y.t W. Morgan Shuster still retains his position as treasurer general of . Per sia. The cabinet can not dismiss him without the consent of the national council, which has not been given HAS FLU! TO MEET TARIFF UilFAliES PROPOSES .MEANS OF DEALING WITH FOREIGN POWERS. , , Make Rates More Elastic Would Suit ... Them to Offenses, Intended for - Correction, ...- Washington. Secretary Knox has written to Senator Curtis of Kansas a letter, giving information compiled by the government which, in the opinion of Mr. Knox, would justify, legislation to provide a graduated means of meeting various discriminations by foreign coun tries against American commerce. The senator has framed a bill calcu lated to meet the situation, arit arises. "The problem," said Secretary KnOx, "is to provide for be removal, so far as practicable, of such features in foreign practice as may be found adverse to our export trade development and of se rious import to those American enter prises directly affected. . - "In the opinion of the department, this problem may be solved through the me dium of an amendment to section 2 of the act of August S, 1909, whereby there may be afforded a suffiicent degree of elasticity in the imposition of tariff rates suited tc the offenses intended for correction." 1 Secretary Knox cited some of the more important instances to which the at tention of the state department has been called "but which properly" may not be considered as falling under the classi fication of "undue discriminations." "There have been developed in recent years," he wrote, "numerous instances of tariff and, administration discrimination against products of the United States. Many of these, and indeed the most im portant,' as they then- existed, were re moved or were equalized by compensa tion in , tariff rates granted by other countries through the negotiations fol lowing the enactment of the tariff, law of August 5? 1909, , l , , "Since the ' conclusion of these ' nego tiations, other instances have developed in the' wi,of discriminative practices, both with respect to capital investments of American citizens in foreign countries and in regard to the measure in the ad ministration of foreign tariffs adverse to the commercial interests of the United States." : . ,,,.., v. SUES CHILD FOR $20,000 Former Domestic Alleges Child Caused Fall That Damaged Her. i Washington. Fourteen-year-old Ruth Kingsley, daughter of Darwin P. King sley, president of the New York Life Insurance Company, is defendant in a sui for $20,000 damages which went to trial in the supreme court here. The plaintiff is Teresa Hankinson, formerly a' domestic in the Kingjley household. She charges that while she was at work in the Kingsley home the little girl caused her to fall, and estimates her injuries at the figure named. A gen eral denial is offered in behalf of .thr youthful defendant. $50,000 WHISKY HELD UP Express Officers Are Afraid to Cany Christmas Supply. Fort Smitji, Ark. More than $50,000 worth of whiskey consigned to Okla- homans as Christmas joy is being held in the local express office awaiting the armval of tho shippers, who hive been notified that the express companies will not accept the liquor. A recent de cision of the United States court of ap peals held that liquor could not . be shipped into Indian Territory., BEEF TRUST IS THE, LIMIT District Attorney , Wilkerson Says Com petition Stifled. , , Chicago.- A jury of twelve men was sworn Tuesday in the historic beef trust case, au-'f Chicago's ten millionaire pack ers were technically placed in jeopardy of imprisonment. , . 1 1 District Attorney James Wilkerson, for the government, told the first chap item of the growth and completion of the' beef trust. "The most complete and systematic engine for the suppres sion of competitive commerce known to .all the world." ' ' " All. ten of the indicted packers,'., and all ten of their attorneys, were in court when the jury was selected and when Attorney Wilkerson; opened a scathing arraignment of all. of the defendant w and part of their attorneys. ' . ' , '. ; r-., ;;, f. ,,.( . . ... Will Cost $19,600. ; New , York. The shooting of Mayo? Gaynor in Hoboken in August, 1910, will cost the city of New York $19,600 in doctors' fees, if bills' prepared fdr intro duction in the" board oh aldermen are approved. Seven physicians have sent. in; their bills' the highest ' being1 that of Dr. William J.'Arlitj; of Hobokeni $7,500; and the lowest that of Dr. Charles H. Peekr f MmV ;dity,: $350.) , In addition there is one bill, of $5,500, two, of, $5,000, One of $2,000 and One' of $750. Originally they totaled $26,100,but the" doctor tgreed to reductions.; , , -. i ""' 't'-'ttfi'c- (J;r, Will Build. Battle Abbey. ; , Richmond, Va. The contract for the erection of the Confederate Memorial In stitute, popularly, known as the Battle Abbey, has been awarded to a "Phlladei phia contractor, the: lowest bidder.. The building will be the permanent depop tory of all Confederate mementoes.1 ! Mob Indemnity Upheld. Washmington. Constitutionality ot Hie Illinois statute to indemnify HIT owners of property from damage occa sioned by mobs or riot was upheld by the supreme court of the United States. FLAII TO GUT GOTTOII CHOP 25 PER CENT SOUTHERN CONGRESS WANTS UNI FORM PLAN.. - Executive Committee Recommends That ; Farmers' Rallies Be Held at Every School House in Cotton Belt . . New Orleans, La. The executive com' mittee of the Southern Cotton Congress adjourned after deciding upon a plan to secure a reduction in the cotton acre age of the South .to. the extent of 25 per ' cent . next year and taking steps to secure the' uniform, operation of the plan in all cotton growing states.-'. The plan adopted is a modification of the so-called "Rock Hill plan," . which was proposed to the committee by J. G. Andftson of Rock Hill, S. C, and pro vides for securing signed pledges from farmers through state and county organ izations. . In the "declaration" adopted, it is specifically stated that the organ ization "does not wish to do anything which may be in violation of the Sher man anti-trust Jaw.'" The state organizations are to call upon bankers and business men to as sist the farmers in securing sufficient organization expenses. Each stae or ganization, headed by a superintendent, is to appoint committees in each county, and in turn township committees are to be organized. .,. Paid canvassers are to be employed to secure signatures - of farmers to the pledges to curtail acre age. The form of pledge authorized by the Farmers' Union was approved and adopted as the form to be employed in this work. y . , , . ' The reports on acreage reduction from the various state superintendents are to be filed with E. J, Watson, president of the congress, at Columbia, S, C, by March 1, 1912, .and, , after the, figures are- compiled, they will be published throughout' the South. The committee" recommended that farmers' rallies, intended to aid jn this movement, be held on January 25 next, at every school house in the cotton belt, to be followed on" January' 27 by 'county rallies at the various county seats,, ,,;',.' GREAT BEEF COUP FAILED Harriman and Kuhn-Loeb Did Not Fur- ' 1 ' ' : nish $90,000,000. , " Chicago. Two developments stand out like a potter's thumb in the story of the trial of the beef packers. vThe one tells the details of how E. H. Harri man and Kuhn, ,Loeb & Co. failed to furnish $90,000,000 and live up to an agreement in 1902, which was to have given the Armour, Swift and Morris in terests absolute control of practically all the packing industry in America. . The other contains the frank admis sion on the part of the packers that a "pool" existed prior to 1902, in which the beef barons met on Tuesday after noon and parceled out the business which each would do in the different parts of the country. ' ... ROW OVER FAMILY TREE Dan Boone's Descendant; Divorces Thos. Jefferson's Grandniece. St. Louis, Mo. John T. Boone, Jr., descendant of Daniel Boone, obtained a divorce from Ethel ' Edwards Boone, igrcat grandniece of Thomas Jefferson. : ' One of the allegations Bocne made on the witness stand was that his wife repeatedly tqld him that her family tree was superior to his. V . She considered Thomas Jefferson a more distinguished ancestor than the great Kentucky pioneer and Indian tigb er, and that she repeatedly declared vhe Bonnes looked like washerwomen wher compared with the Jeffersons. WEALTHY SUN WORSHIPER 12-Year-01d Boy Removed From Temple and Given to Juvenile Court. Chicago. Tyelve-year-old Gcorgo Lindsay, heir to the millions of his father, the late W: H. Lindsay, of Phila delphia, has been for.-ibly removed from the "temple" of the sun worshipers here and placed in custody - of the juvenile court , ; . , Young Lindsay had be-in confined in the "temple" six months or more and compelled to live on a diet of grapes and beer. , It is declared he was placed with the Bun worshiper by his mother, who is known to the cult as "VahdaH," The kd's uncle released him after the dis covery that resulted tWough a nation wide search. , i y v Abrogation Resolution Signed. (.Washington. With Secretary., ot State Knox as the Only witness, Presi dent 'Taft; Thursday signed the joint resolution, passed" by congress ratifying his action in serving notice on Russia of. the 5 abrogation of the treaty' of 1832 with that country. The treaty auto matically will (continue in effect !UBfcU January LJ 1913., ,'", , " jv RICHESON MARRIED AVIS LINNELL. It Is Alleged He Performed Weird ; Ceremony. "" ' Boston. That .the Rev. Clarence V. T, : Richeson, who is recovering from wounds inflicted by himself with a jf.gged piece of tin, was married to Miss Avis .Linnell in a wierd ceremony in which he also served as the officiating olergyman is to be the claim upon which the prosecution will base its case when the accused minister comes up for trial for the murder of the pretty choir sinf LIFE'S DISAPPOINTMENTS . !rr3L ww"3 1 1- J 'flPv- 'I sold 'W . jf0 Aft J this Uft zj--r SOoprrlsbt. utu . MINISTER MURDERER GUTS SELF III JAIL WITH PIECE OF TIN SLASHES HIM SELF IN THE GROIN. Physicians Finish Act Trial Set for January 15 Injury Will Not In terfere With the Trial. , . Boston. . Mass.-Cries S ft nd ; groans breaking the stillness of the early morn ing hours at the county jail led to the discovery that the RevJ Clarence V. T. Richeson, awaiting trial on the charge of having murdered Miss Avis Linncll, had mutilated himself severely in the groin with A piece of I'm. So serious was the wound that it was found neces sary to periorm an . operation imme diately. Later in Jthc, day the surgeons said the operation was entirely suc cessful) and that unless blood poisoning developed the prisoner probably would recover within two weeks. ,..' County authorities, jail officials and counsel for Richeson all refused to com ment upon, the possible mental processes which Jed the accused man to the deter mination to injure himself, or what in fluence his act might have upon future legal proceedings in his case.,i District Attorney Pelletier, who will have charge of Richeson's trial, set for January 15, asserted that the trial would begin on the day assigned, i ' The district attorney's declaration that Richeson would be strong enough to appear in court on January 15 was corroborated by Dr. Howard A. Lothrop, one of the surgeons who attended the prisoner. ' , . " Although RIoheson's counsel would give ho Intimation whether the defense would seek a postponement or take any other action because of Richeson's act, they did say definitely that the accused clergyman had wounded himself in an attempt at emasculation. , $1,000,000 FOR GOOD ROADS Representative Chandler, Mississippi, In troduces Bill. ' ' Washington. It is beginning to look as if congress will do something toward the establishment of a definite national good roads policy. Bills for government aid for a system of improved national highways are coming thick and fast. , Representative Chandler, of . Missis sippi, has introduced a bill, for good roads. It provides for an appropriation of $100,000,000, $20,000,000 to be ex pended annually for a period of five years, under the supervision of the di rector of public roads and the local state authorities. In "a speech Mr. Chandler showed that the states during the year 1911 had authorized expenditures to the amount of nearly $150,000,000 for good roads. He demonstrated by statistics that the American farmer paid more for hauling his products from his farm to the nearest market- than farmers of other countries. ' .;.. . ' i. HELD BABY FOR MURDERER Witness Describes How Throat of Aged Woman Was Cut Golden, Colo. Stella Forgione, who claimed to have witnessed the murder of Mrs. Maria Laguardia, near here last August for which Mrs. Angelina Gar ramone is being tried, took the stand for the state., The girl told how she held Mrs. Garramone's infant while the mother drew a butcher knife across Mrs. Laguardia's throat. J The witness said Mrs. Garramone ap proached the elderly woman from be hind and called to her that there was a bug on her-neck and as Mrs. Laguardia removed toer fascinator Mrs. Garramone seized, her bead, drew it back and cut her throat. : 'The witness1 eas Mrs. Gar ramone took ,from the dead woman's dress about $380. ' , ' " Shoots Aged Man. ; Huntingdon, : Pa, Frank M. ' Calhoun jt Portland, Ore., confessed that he had called 'Benjamin F, Galloup to the lat ter's door, aged 80, and had blown off the top of his head with a shotgun. He says he shot Galloup because Mrs. Gal loup was being abused and because he feared for his own life. .. Negro Carrier Resigns. Paris,' Tex. W. W. Franklin, the ne p letter carrier, carried one rout and resigned. He returned to the post office with half a pouch of mail which j natrons had refused to accept from him. J PRESIDENT PUTS END TO RUSSIAN TREATY LODGE RESOLUTION, SUBSTITUTE TO SULZER'S, PASSES. Senate Rejects Two Substitutes One by Hitchcock Merely Modification of . (, . - Sulzer's. Washington. The treaty with Russia of 1832 -will be terminated without ruf fling the feelings of the czar, and the threatened crisis over the Jewish pass-,, port: question has passed into history, . Without a dissenting vote, the senate passed the Lodge resolution approving of the president'' course in notifying Russia that the treaty will, terminate December 31, 1912. The president will sign the resolution forthwith and an end will thus be made of the whole matter. " The only opposition' to the resolution, was .led by Senator Hitchcock of Ne braska, who offered a substitute stating that the reasons for terminating the ; treaty f are Russia's ( discrimination against American , citizens because of religious or race, prejudice. ' Hitchcock got the support of-O'Gor man of New York, Rayner of Maryland, Culberson of Texas and Williams of Mis sissippi but two Democrats, Stone of Missouri and Shively of Indiana, united with Root, Lodge. and Heyburn in ap plying the administration soft pedaL Even the Democrats who resented th president's mixing into the affair before congress had acted, and trying to ignore the Sulzer resolution that passed .me house, were eager to nave the treaty terminated somehow. So when the Hitehcock resolution was voted down by 54 to 16,, they all wheeled into line, and seventy-two of them voted for the Lodge resolution and none against it. ' .' ' The only question upon which there was the least difference of opinion was the form the resolution should take. Heyburn, Lodge and Root were for word ing it deftly and dubiously, after the diplomatic fashion so that Russia could not possibly take umbrage when it ar rived at St.' Petersburg in the form of a state paper. ' Hitchcock, Rayner and O'Gorman fa vored more plain speaking. They held that the United States is big enough to tell the truth about its reasons for want ing to terminate the treay. None of them was willing to go as far as the Sulzer resolution, but they were free to express the opinion that the question ot Russia's discrimination against American Hebrews, ought to be set down in plain , words. ' " ' ' STORM ALONG GULF COAST Alarm; Is Felt for Vessels That Had Not ' ,., Made Port ' Pensacola, Fla. With a . maximum wind velocity of eighty mites an hour, as 'shown by the weather bureau, Pen sacola suffered considerable damage from Wednesday night's storm." V Trees were uprooted, fences blown down and buildings in the city were damaged. , Two. barges, one bark and -one tug went aground in the upper har bor this morning. Some alarm is still felt for vessels which may have failed to make a safe harbor last night before the hard blow struck the coast. Keeps Wife and Money, i Steubenville, O; Basil Viers, ; a Chi cago merchant, was left $25,000 by the ., will of his sister, the late Mrs. W. K. B. Croskey,' of this place,' Mrs. Croskey stipulated, however, that he must sep- arate from his wife if he wanted the money. ,. - , ..; . In eourt here Wednesday it was de cided that Viers could have both wife and money.. The court held that to ; carry out the terms of the:, will would be ah'act contrary, to public policy and the testator had no right to wilt money to gratify a caprice. .: j ; . .': . ' i "i i ' ' 1 :( ;.;; Banker Gets Six Years.' , New, Orleans. William Adler, forme, president of the State ' National Bank of New Orleans and for years prominent in the, commercial! life of thi city, will have to serve six years in the Atlanta federal penitentiary, Adler's alleged manipulation of the funds of the bank resulted in the wrecking of the Insti tution in 1907, with heavy losses to depositors. He was accused of the mis- -appropriation of several hundred thou sand dolU-rs- and with making heavy loans to a cotton firm in 'which ho was interested. ,.