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- - - ' - - - ■ .. ..-.- - ■■■ --««■* , _ESTABLISHED 1832._._ NEWARK, N. J„ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1911._FAIR TONIGHT; SNOW THURSDAY. RICHESON IN CELL TRIES TO END LIFE Boston Minister Ac cused of Murder of Girl Cuts Himself. HIS SANITY TO BE INQUIRED INTO NOW! — After Serious Operation Doctors Say He Is Out of Danger. BOSTON, Dec. 20.—Rev. Clarence V. ! T. RleheSn, former pastor of the Em- | manual Baptist Church, Cambridge, who is awaiting trial for the murder of Miss Avis Linnell, of Hyannis, a young music student, mutilated him self with a piece of tin so seriously early today that four surgeons, sum moned hastily to the Suffolk county jail, were obliged to perform a drastic operation to save his life. Richeson is very weak from loss of ! blood, but will recover in time for his trial, January 16. unless blood-poison-j ing develops. The situation was briefly described! at 11:30 a. m. in an official statement by District Attorney Joseph C. Pelle- : tier: “About 4 o'clock this morning, while in his cell, Richeson inflicted a severe lacerated wound upon himself with what fs apparently a piece of tin can. "Medical and surgical assistance was at once summoned and an operation ! was Immediately performed. “1 am advised by the doctors that I Ids condition is not dangerous and it i lias not been necessary to remove him ! from the jail. "The trial will be held on the date! originally assigned. January 16.” In legal circles it was stated today J that some action may be taken before the trial to ascertain the sanity of the j accused clergyman. District Attorney Pelletier, in an 1 official statement today, said that the ' trial of Richeson for murder would be- ! gin on January 15, the date originally j set. LYNCHBURG, Va„ Dec. 20.—John L. j Lee, chief counsel for Rev. Clarence! Richeson, was astounded today when he learned of the injury the minister i had inflicted upon himself. The at- j torney, who returned last night from | Boston, would make no statement PACKERS’ ! COMBINE IS FLAYED National Co. Only Subterfuge, Says District Attorney Wilkerson. t - CHICAGO. Dec. 20.—District Attor ney James H. Wilkerson, in Jiis ad- j dress to the jury in the packers' trials, ; dealt severely with the National Pack-] Ing Company, lie said: "The organization of the National Packing Company was a sham, and Its' stockholders and directors are just as | guilty under the law as If the fixing of ( business and the control of the meat; industry had been accomplished by j individuals.'' He argued that the intent of packers | to fix prices was shown by the history 1 of the packing industry, and said there j had been a packers' pool for thirty I years. The object of the National j Packing ConipanJ-. he declared, was ! to continue this (pool. -»-— BULLDOGS BARK SAVES 15 CO-EDS MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Dec. 20.—To : the barking of "Phi,” bulldog mascot I of Alpha Kappa Phi, a law fraternity ai the University of Minnesota, and ' the bravery of ten young men of the j same organization early today, fifteen ' girls of the university were saved from ' flames. JERSEYMAN THRICE WOUNDED, MAY DIE1 — MOORES TOWN, Dec. 20.—While J standing in front of a hotel last eve ning Charles Mollis was shot three times with a revolver and Is now in j the Cooper Hospital, Camden, where the physicians believe he has but little chance for recovery. The authorities have arrested Clinton Barrett, who works on a farm just outside of town. According to the police Barrett made a statement to the effect that Hollis had broken into a conversation in a barroom. This, the police say. oc- j eurred several times, and after an ar- j gument Barrett followed Hollis from - the room, drew a revolver and fired ; at the man. THE WEATHER. Increasing cloudiness tonight; Thurs day rain or snow, rising temperature; ' Uiodernle easterly winds, Increasing Thursday. ■ ACTION ON TAFT WOOL MESSAGE IS POSTPONED Republicans Cheer Document, Democrats Listen in Silence. LATTER WANT IT TO 00 TO WAYS AND MEANS FIRST Succeed in Having It Left on Speaker’s Table Until Tomorrow. \ WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.-1116 tariff board’s report of its investigation of the wool industry struck rough water as soon as it reached the Democratic House today. At the conclusion of the reading of the President’s message, which was greeted with applause from the Republicans and silence by the Democrats, an attempt was made to have the report referred to the ways and means committee without print ing. Republican leaders demanded that the whole report be printed at once. In the absence of Democratic Leader Underwood, Representative Ransdell, of Texas, said the ways and means committee wanted to pass on the doc uments first and determine what should be printed. He pointed to seven huge packages. Republican Leader Mann asked if It were the Intention of the Democrats to delay the publication of the tariff board's report. Both the message and the report finally were left on the speaker’s table until tomorrow. President Taft sent to Congress to day the long-awaited report of the tariff board on schedule K of the Payne tariff act, and with it a mes sage recommending that the rates on wool and woolens be materially re duced. The report shows that the existing duties on many classes of wool and wool manufactures are prohibitory and greatly In excess of the difference in the cost of production here and abroad. The duties are so arranged as to keep out of the United States entirely wools of finer qualities, which If Imported might be used to displace the cheap substitutes now employed. Neither the President nor the board proposes definite rates of duty, Mr. ; Taft holding that the function of the board merely Is to present findings of fact on which rates of duty may be fairly determined. President Taft recommends that the proposed revision adhere to a protec tion based upon the difference In cost of production at home and abroad. The President says In part: "The report shows that the present [ method of assessing the duty on raw I wool—that is, by a specific rate on the i grease pound (1. e., unscoured), oper ates to exclude wools of high shrink age In scouring but fine quality from ! the American market and thereby les 1 sens the range of wools available to the domestic manufacturer; that the duty on scoured wool of 33 cents per pound is prohibitory and operates to exclude the Importation of clean, low-priced foreign wools of Inferior grades, which i are nevertheless valuable material for | manufacturing, and ^whlch cannot be imported In the grease because of their heavy shrinkage. “Such wools, If imported, might be used to displace the cheap substitutes now in use. Shrinkage Average* BO Per Cent. "To make the preceding paragraph a little plainer, take the Instance of a hundred pounds of first-class wool Im ported under the present duty, which Is eleven cents a pound. That would \ make the duty on the hundred pounds $11. The merchantable part of the wool , thus Imported Is the weight of the wool of tills hundred pounds after j scouring. If the wool shrinks 80 per i cent., as some wools do, then the duty ; In such a case would amount to $11 on twenty pounds of scoured wool. This, ; of course, would be prohibitory. If ! the wool shrinks only BO per cent. It j would be $11 on fifty pounds o? wool, ; (Continued on Page 4, Column 9.) REPUBLIC IS WAITING FOR i PEKING’S 0. K.j SHANGHAI, Dec. 20.—During the j peace conference between the repre- ; sentatives of the Imperial government j and the revolutionists this afternoon [ Tang-Shao-Yl, who represents Premier I Yuan-Shl-Kai, expressed himself as j "ready to accept a republic but must | first communicate with Peking." The Identical npte from the foreign powers, comprising the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Germany, France ! and Russia, was presented today to j the representatives of the imperial Chinese government and the revolu- j tionaries by the consular corps. Frong Tang-Shao-Yl's residence the j consuls proceeded to the headquarters ! of Dr. Wn Ting-Fang, the revolution- j ary leader, where much the same cere- i rnony took place. Replying, after the r.ete had been presented by .the consuls in the order of seniority. Dr. Wu Ting- , Fang said that ht was a man of peace, , but no peace could be permanent un- | less It was based upon the highest | justice. The consuls then withdrew. The conference between the repre- - sentatives of the Imperial governme.it ! and the revolutionaries was resumed j at the town hall at 3 o’clock this after- i noon. The armistice between the opposing j forces has been extended to Decern- j ber 30. _ | IMPRESSIVE SCENES AT FUNERAL OF JOHN F. SHANLEY, SR. | Top picture shown long line of noted men wending their way from the house In Washington street to St. Patrick's^ Cathedral. Bottom picture shows scene In front off Cathedral as casket was being lifted from the hearse. BARNES IN CONFERENCE WITH TAFT i New York Republican Chairman Discusses Situation With President. NEW YORK, Dec. 20.'—The Republi can situation in New York State was laid before President Taft today by I leaders representing both the “old guard" and the ao-culled "progres i sives." One of the first callers was i Otis T. Bannard, Republican candidate j lor Mayor at tlie^ last city election. Af i ter Mr. Bannard came Samuel S. Kye I nig, chairman of the county committee, i and later in the day he had an appoint ! ment to receive ‘William Barnes, jr., I lift State chairman. ! Mr. Barnes's call, in view of the re i cent criticism attributed to him of the : President, was a surprise to those out side the President's circle, for he did not attend any of the functions at which the President spoke last night. As Mr. Barnes left he said that the President had sent for him and that they had a pleasant chat. More than this he would not say. Dr. Lyman Abbott, editor of The Outlook, called to pay his respects. The President intends to do some Christmas shopping this afternoon af ter he had uelped to lay the corner stone of the First Settlemen House for the Blind. E. T. STOTESBURY TO WED MRS. CROMWELL PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20.—The en-1 gagement of Edward T. Strotesbury,) the Philadelphia llnancier, to Mrs. Oli ver Cromwell, of Washinngton, D. C., I was confirmed today by Mr. Stotes-1 bury’s private secretary. "Mr. Strotesbury is engaged to Mrs. | Cromwell,” he said, “but the time or! the details of the wedding I am not nt| liberty to state.” RUNAWAY TRAIN WRECKED. WILKESBARRE, Pa., Dec. 30.— When the three rear cars on a Dela ware, Lackawanna and Western coal train jumped the track on the Pocono Mountains, the train ran away at a tremendous rate down the mountain grade, and was badly wrecked. Here ts your chance. For the holiday! only. Don’t mine It. Beautiful dining-room domes of all deecrlptlone at cost prices. This Is a genuine sacrifice, as we need the money. Xew ark Gas and Electric Fixture Company. L88 South Orange avenue. Come early.—Adv. Three Bishops Honor John F. Shanley, Sr. IN St. Patrick's Cathedra! today were held the funeral service* for John F. Shanley. sr. Rarely has a high mass of requiem for one of Newark's distin guished citizens been attended by so large a number of clergy and laymen. Three bishops, two of the Roman Catholic Church and one of the Epis copal, together with many other churchmen, were in tho Cathedral. Prom inent men in many other walkt. of life who had known, respected and loved Mr. Shanley filled the building to overflowing. Not only did the lawyer, the bunker I and the business man attend thi ! | funeral service, but also the poorer, men and women who had known Mr Shanley for his kindness and sympathy. The high muss of requiem was cele brated by Monsignor Isaac P. Whelan, with Rev. Janies A. Reynolds, of Red Bunk, as deacon, und Rev. William E. Brennan as su'o-deacon. Rev. John E. Kiernan was muster of ceremonteB. The Right Rev. Bishop John J. O’Con nor, of the Newark diocese, pronounced absolution, and the Right Rev. Bishop James A. McFaul, of the Trenton dio cese, delivered the eulogy. * Wlille the solemn ceremony was be ing celebrated in the Cathedral there were many tnere among the women who bowed their heads to hide their teuis. Those men, distinguished in many different professions, who had assem bled to pay their last homage to Mr. Shanley, were all friends of his, men who knew him and respected him. . Bong before 10 o’clock, the hour for | the service, the Cathedral filled with the quiet and sorrowing men and | women who attended the mass. The Celtic Club and the Young .Men's Catholic Association attended the funeral in a body. Along Washington street, froi^ the home of Mr. Shanley to the Cathedral, were many who waited to see the funeral cortege pass. The honorary pallbearers, men prom inent in New Jersey and personal friends of Mr. Shanley, stood on each side of the Cathedral entrance while the casket was being borne Into the building. They wore: Drs. F,d ward J. Ill and if. 8. Martland, who attended him in his last Illness; United States Senator. Frank O. Briggs, former Judge Gottfried Krueger, Mayor Jacob Haussling, Chief Justice William 8. Gummere, former Justice Morgan J. O'Brien, Thomas N. Mc Carter, president of the Public Service Corporation; Supreme Court Justice James F. Mlnturn, Michael J. Degtian, James McC*ea, president of the Penn sylvania railroad; Frank B. Sheppard, general superintendent of the New York division of the Pennsylvania rail road; Judge Thomas J. Blntott. John F. Kelioe, Peter Hauck, sr., Redmond P. (’onion, Robert A. Montgomery. John H. O’Connor, Michael F. Mo Laughlin, Frank Dwyer, John Henry Haggerty, Joseph P. McFadden and Timothy J. Ryan. Among the clergy who attended tht funeral services were the following: Rt. Key. John J. O’Connor, bishop of the Newark diocese; the Rt. Rev. James A. McFaul, bishop of the Trenton diocese; the Rt. Rev. Edwin 9. Lines, blshoji of the Episcopal diocese; Monsiguor John A. Sheppard, vicar-generai of the Newark diocese; Monsignor Mooney, of Seton Hall College the Very Rev. Dean J. J. O’Brien, of Hudson Falls, N. V.; Rev. B. P. Carroll, Rev. W. J. Richmond, Rev. Rudolph Huel sebusch. Rev. P. Peters. O. S. B.; Rev. P. James, O. 9. B.; Rev. P. Cornelius. O. 9. B.; Rev. S. R. Hedges, Rev. W. F. Grady Rev. John A. Callaghan. Rev. Dr. W.'.llam Cantwell, the Very j Rev. Dean P. Cody, Rev. Father Lin- j une, Rev. M. J. White, Rev. Maurice P O’Connor, Rev, Edward C. Mannlon. ! of Hopewell; Rev. Peter Corr of Perth I Amboy. Monsignor Flood, of St. John's the I Evangelist Church, of New York; Rev. J. J. Powers, of Lakew ood, chancellor j of the Trenton diocese; Rev. Dr. John i A. Norris, of Deal; Rev. Father Egan,' of Seabrighl; Rev. Edward Fields, of I Cnlon Hill; Rev. Father Thomas J. J. : McEnery, of Caldwell; Rev. Father j Crane, of West End; Rev. Father I William Masterson, of Caldwell; Rev. ! James P. Smith, of Belleville. In the large gathering of laymen' W'ho assembled to pay their last tribute to Mr, Shanley were: Former Govern or .1. Franklin Fort, former Mayor Henry M. Doreinus, John D. Crimmins, of New York; General Edwin W. Hine,; former Mayor William H. F. Fiedler, j Joseph M. Byrne, Louis Plant,' Peter Hauck, sr„ Alfred N'. Dalrymple, | Frank Bock, Postmaster James L. Hays. George D. Mulligan, James R. Mulli gan, Laurence V. Fell. Board of Works \ Commissioner Harry B. O'Connell, Fire Commissioner T. Edward Burke. Dr. A. G. Voight, Commissioner James: F. Taaffe, Eugene F. McCabe, Com-! missloner John L. Carroll, Dr. Frank I Devlin. James M. Reilly, William J. Davies, Mayor Cornelius A. McGIennon, of East Newark; Mayor Joseph P. Riordnn, of Harrison; Edward II. Waldron. John B. Oelkers, William A. McManus, John Mullins, of Jersey l Continued « Fife 2, Column L) -ttttttttl.. MANY BOND BEQUESTS IN BECK WILL Stock Distributed Among Rela* tives and $2,000 Monument Provided for Himself. I w The will of Louis Frederick Beck, i who for years conduoted a barber shop 1 In New street, near Broad street, and who died on December 11, was tiled In the county surrogate's office today. Numerous specific bequests to rela tives lire made, as well as a provision for a monument to himself, to cost $2,000. William F. Wohlegemuth, who : succeeded Mr. Beck In the barber shop, Is given the duty of seeing that the In structions in the will In this regard j are cnrried out. ! The value of the estate Is not stated, 1 but a large amount of stocks and bonds are named in the specific be quests. Mr. Beck owned a number of Newark City $1,000 bonds, and also held stock in the Federal Trust Com pany and other banking and trust companies besides stocks in gas and electric light companies. After some minor bequests of per sonal effects to relatives and friends, Mr. Beck directed that all his furni ture be given to Stella C. and Flor ence E. Beck, nieces. The Federal Trust Company is named as executor of Ihe estate and is directed to give the income from one Newark City $1,000 bond to Joseph Aloysius Devine until he shall reach Ihe age of 25 years, when the bond shall be turned over to him absolutely. Other bequests are: To Louisa Beck, widow of Louis Randolph Beck, ten shares Federal Trust Company and one Newark city $1,000 bond; to Stella C. | Beck. Florence Elizabeth Beck, May j Christine Beck and Frederick A. Beck are each given ten shares of Federal ; Trust Company stock, five shares of i Hudson County Gas Company stock j and one Newark city $1,000 bond; to j Clifford Francis Beck ten shares Fed j eral Trust Company stock and one I Newark city $1,000 bond. William J. Devine, sr., a btothar-in- . law, is left thirty shares of United Gas j Improvement Company of Philadelphia stock and one Newark city $1,000 bond, i as well as the testator’s silver-headed | cane. To Loretta A. Devine go ten I shares *Vest Hudson Gas Company i stock, four shares United Electric Com- i pany of New Jersey and one Newark j City $1,000 bond; to Frederick Joseph) Devine, thirty shares United Gas Im- | provement Company stock and one ; Newark city $1,000 bond; to Emma T. i Devine, thirty-five, shares Consolidated | Traction Company and one Newark j city $!.00p Jjpnd Mrs. M'ffc ’J. Ka[n. wife of Peter! Haiti, is given ten shares Federal [ Trust Company stock and one New-1 ark city $1,000 bond. The Federal; Trust Company, as executor, is in-j strutted to hold four Newark city I $1,000 bonds in trust for Mrs. Anna L. Westlake, the income lo be paid to her for ien years, after which they are to become her absolute property. Will iam F. Wohlgemuth is given one New- i ark city $1,000 bond, while four simi lar bonds are to be held In trust for Mrs. Louisa B. Harrison, the income to be paid her during the lifetime of her husband. On his death tlie bonds are) to go to Mrs. Harrison. Of the residue of the estate the will provides that it is to go to those named in the will, share and share alike, wdth the exception of Mr. Wohlgemuth. A clause in the will provides that in the event of any of the legatees contest ing any T>f the provisions of the will they shall be cut of from any partici pation in the estate WABASH RECEIVER AUTHORIZED. CHICAGO, Dec. 20.—Judge Kohlsaat, j In the United States Circuit Court to day, granted the request for the ap- J pointment of ancillary receiver for the j Wabash railroad, and named the same j receivers who were appointed Monday j by the St. Louie court. I FINAL TOUCH TO TREATY REPEAL TODAY Lower House Will Un doubtedly Ratify Action. PLANS PUSHED FOR NEW RUSSIAN PACT White House and State De partment Discuss Nego tiation Project WASHINGTON, Deo. SO,—Final ac tion on the abrogation of the Russian treaty of 1682 will be taken today, when the House passes the Lodge reso lution, indorsing the action of Presi dent Taft, who anticipated Congress last Friday by Informing Russia of this country’s Intention to end the long time understanding. That the House will accept the Senate resolution is not open to doubt, for Representative Snl zer, of New York, chairman of the House committee on foreign aftaira, today indorsed the Senate action. IHie way thus "is made dear. Mr. Sulzer announced on his arrival at the capltol that he Intended to speak on the matter. It is the general expectation that his address will be not only an indorsement of the Lodge resolution, which passed the Senate unanimously yesterday, but that it will deal with the manner in which the legislation was initiated. The prelimi nary negotiations at the White House and the State department, it is be lieved, will bo divulged. While Congress is severing certain relations with Russia the State de partment and the White House are working vigorously to push negotiations looking to the drawing up of a new understanding. That this is a delicate task is acknowledged. The best of feel ing thus far marks the negotiations, but the difficulties, while not Insur mountable, are great. This is espe cially so because of this government's ban on the entrance Into this country of the Oriental races. Both the Senate committee on for eign relatione and the foreign affairs committee of the House today indi cated their willingness to assist in advancing the overtures In every way in their power. The stake is a com mercial Interchange between the coun tries running into millions of dollars annually', with the bal nee all In favor of the United States. With the abrogation incident closed, diplomats of both countries believe a way out of the embarrassing situation will be found. The one great draw back to prompt readjustment, it is ac knowledged. will be the endeavor of both political parties, on the eve of a presidential campaign, to ceek political aggrandizement in the existing mis understanding. Approved by 72 Kenstoi®. Seventy-two Senators voted for th® resolution. Nineteen were absent or paired. The final action followed more than six hours of constant debate. Representative Sulser was on the floor throughout, conferring with many Democrats. He hoped to secure the adoption of the Hitchcock resolution, which differed but little from his own. Senator Rayner opened the discus sion. He argued that the treaty ad mits of but one Interpretation, and that Is thRt cltlxenB of the United States shall have he iama rights in RussiH that Russian cttiaens haw® with in the United States. Ho said it was an American question, not a religious one, and that It had now been settled In Incident after Incident that no American Hebrew can pass the fron tier of Russia. Senator Dodge supporte, the resolu tion reported by the foreign relation® committee. “MILLIONAIRE KID” HELD FOR FORGERY NEW YORK. Dec. 20.—The career of Edward Riplnski. whom Broadway got to know os the ' millionaire kid," made an abrupt pause today when Rapinskl was arrested on a charge of forgery. The police say that Rapinskl. who Is onl) 23 years old. obtained at least $12,000 from the big tea company in Jersey City, for which he worked. John Peterson, manager of the com pany, secured a warrant for Riplnski, and two Jersey City detectives, Rooney and Moran, came to New York with it. The police say Riplnski told them: "Well, I’ve had a good time. The worst I can get is ten years, and I guess it's worth it." MACK WANTS TO QUIT. ALBANY, X. Y., Dec. 20.—Word wan received here today from Norman E. Mack, of Buffalo, to the effect that be cause of his health, he does not desire to conduct the State campaign next fall, and is anxious to retire as chair man of the Democratic State commit tee. DR. ELIOT IMPROVING. COLOMBO. Seylon, Dec. 20.—In • bulletin issued by the physicians of the hospital at Kandy, who are in at tendance on Dr. Charles , W. Eliot, president emeritus of Harvard Univer sity. they report that he is making slow and steady progress, but that it will be some time before he can be pronounoed oomploteiy out of dongor.