Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 28, 1911 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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VOLUME XV. NO. 55. SiWCMMr to the tela Dally Reglatar, tHe loUl Dally Rtcom and tha iola Dally IncWx lOLA, KAS., DEC. 28, 191X-THURSDAY|EVENING. V t FOIER lOUUI •ED TO DEIIIII! BONES rOCXD IN ASHES H^.MAINS OF WILLIAX COHANt THREE ARE UNDER ARRESI BARTLESTILLE POLICE TRYING TO UNEARTH FACTS OF CRIME. THE WEATHER. ForeeMt tor Kaasaat InereaBlng cIoidlMu with rain or SDOW late to- nlfbt or PrUarr wMrmer tonlgtat; collier Friday, irltb cold ware bj Fri. day night Temperature—Highest yesterday at 3 p .u. 24; lowest today at 1:30 a. m. 15; Uericlency In temperature yaster- da} 11 degrees; excess since Janu- a'j 1st 11T2 degrees. BcIifTed That Man Wax Roliltrd and Bam Fired to Hide All Evldonce of Crime—Coins Say Prove Clew. M The human bones found in the ^ ashes of a barn burned In BartlesviUe Saturday night are believed to be the remains of William Coman who once lived in Gas City and Iola, according to a telephone message received by The Register this afternoon. Not enough flesh or clotliing is left on the bones to make Identification certain and the BartlesviUe police are making an effort to follow^ clews which will either verify or disprove the theory that Coman was robbed and lured to his death In the bam in tbe outskirts of the Oklahoma town. The barn was on the premises of a man named Walcott. When the structure was found in ashes Saturday an investigation was made with the result that human bones, charred al- mo«t to a crl.sp, were found. Xo one was able to identify the remains and only when two men appeared in Bar­ tlesviUe to turn over to the police money which they said belong to Coman who had told them that he was going to the Walcott bam to indulge in a friendly game with some companions was it surmi.><ed that the body might be that of Coman. It was argued that Coman might have been . robbed of the money he had taken 1 with him and his body burned in order • to hide any evidence of the crime. The three men who reported having some of Coman's money in their possession, for 8afekee ;)iug they said, were arrested on minor charges and arc being held, a telephone mesaage this afternoon stated pending a thorough investigation of tho case. ' Coman Is missing, the message received here said, and until some clew of him is found the search will be kept moving. - Relatives of the man supposed to have been slain reside in Iola. "1 don't take any stock in the report nt all," Joseph Coman a brother. tiil<! to a reporter this afternoon. "I have been advised, in a round about way, that it is believed my brother was burned to death in BartlesviUe. But 1 have another brother Hving there and if there was anything to this report I feel certain he would have told me so before this time." X Wnilianr Coman the missing man, ,7 Js well known in this vicinity and was ' • employed for seme time at the smelter plants in Gas and Iola. The first report of the tragedy reaching Iola said that a former citlien named Barnura had been robbed and murdered. It was only after- considerable sifting of rumors that it was finally learned that it was Coman who was supposed to have been burned In the barn. An effort was made to scrutinize reports so closely that any effort on the parti of some enterprising student of journalism in Oklahoma to set the stage for a murder mystery and slip It to the press, would fail and after learning that the bones found in the ashes of the barn were not chicken bones or rabbit ribs and that men were actually under arrest pending an Investigation it was deemed legitimate material to be,handled and passed to the public for what it was worth. . There is no certainty that the remains found are those uf William Coman and only time will solve the mystery which at this distance seenis to be a real one. Yesterday. 1 p. m 20 2 p. m 21 3 I). Ill 2-J •1 II. m 23 :> p. ni 22 fi ]i. m 20 T p. m ^-18 S p. Ill 17 :» p. m 17 10 p. m 17 U p. m 17 12 mdt. 16 Today. 1 a. m IG 2 a. ni 16 3 a. m 17 4 a. m 19 5 a. m 18 G a. in 18 7 a. ni 19 8 a. ni 19 9 a. m 21 10 a. m 26 11 a .m 29 12 noon Z 'l Precii)itation for 24 hours ending 7 a. m. todat, 0; deficienijy In precipitation since January Ist, 2.09 inches. Relative humidity 7 a. m. today 70 per cent; dew point l3 degrees; barometer sea level 30.40 inches. Sunrise today 7:3S a. m;; sunset .'i:10 p. m. COLD WAVE TOMORROW NKJHT. The Woiithcr Rnrean Forrtellf; Snap Forty-fonr Hours ProiouM. Observer lloiconib this morning sent cards through the mall, and messages over the telephone to farmers and others, announcing the coming of another cold wave tomorrow night. This iB one of the longest r.-inge forecasts received at the local office of the weather bureau in .many days. .\ny change In the weather is usually predicted by the,weather bureau about twenty-four hours Iieforo it is to appear, and occasionally thirty-six hours before. However, the time between the hour at which the forecast was received for tomorrow nlghfs cold wave, and the time at which It is to appear, is forty-four hours. Don't think, however, thut the forecast is any the less reliable. The weather bureau ift more unerring on cold waves tlian on any other phase of the weather, and it is safe to say that whetlior or not the temperature falls the required twenty degrees to 1 minimum of nt least ten, it will bo coriKlderably colder tomorrow night. AN ENtiLISH PROMOTER FIRST SrOUESTED CONSOLIDATION. CeULON'TRET THE CAPITIIl NEARLY A BILLIOTT WAS WANTED liCT COVUljrOT BE HAD. The ChiraKo Trial Is Rrinpinv Oul Many Interexticr Farl.s Alnul I'Ag Kuiiiue^s tUy Ihp Assorliited Prrss) Chicago, Dec. 28.—Lord Panmure. an ICnglish promoter,, first suggested the merger of tho uacking corporations With a capitalization of $923,000,000 according to Albert Veeder. who today continued his testimony in the packers' trial. The English promoter visited the United States early In 1902, called on G. F. Swift and suggested the consolidation of the packing companies. Swift rejected the proposition but several months later a conference of Chicago packers was hold at which preliminary plans for the merger were agreed upon and steps later were taken to finance It. This preliminary meeting was attend ed by G. F. Swiff, J. Ogdcn Armour Edward Morris and others. WILL IT COME TO TfflS? aiii. Dally Rralster, Ettabllthad 1897. Weekly Reglatar, Established 1807. SIX PAGES' CALL FOR YOUR PACKAPE.S. Nnmher rnriilled for at Wrlls-Fariro OiBc?—Litlle TrotlTHo wilh Parcels. Those who have been so busy pre- nnrirg and .-.^ndlng' pnrknges to their rrleiids ami relatives that they have forgotten t,n call at the express office, •hould do so now. ps there they may And a package meant for them which for so"<o reason has not been dellv- "red. This flpplie!>. however, only to •lio Wells-F.'.rgo oRlce. where there ire about half a do7.(«n Clirlstmas •arl'ncren awaiting claimnnts. it be- Itig iuijins.slble tn deliver them by rea- •oTi of <he f.ict that the are illegible or otherwise defective. The American Express Company re- Dorts a surprising lack of trouble with nackages. not one having been held because of a defective address. The oostofflce also reports that very little Trouble ha.-^ lieen experienced with Christmas parcels this year, and that not one apckage Is now held awaif- =ng a clainjant.- The Christmas rush nt the postofTire was unusually well handled this year, as the packages did pot come in bunrhes b>it in a constant, steady stream that made it to systemati7je the wwk. There are usually a number of packages held •It the expiess o.lices and the post- •••(rire. eveb' Christmas, and the fact •hat the rush was .so well handled this year is thought to be due to the fact that it was well impressed on the public previous to Christmas that 'hey should take care to see that their packages were properly addressed. PERSHINfi DISARMS MOROS. Had One Goud Qunlity. Did you notice any suspicious haracters about the neighborhood?" he judge inquired. ' "Shure. yer honor." replied the new policeman, "I saw but one hian. and I asked him what he' was doing there at that time o" night. Sez he: "1 have no business here just now: but 1 expect to open a jewelry store in the vicinity later on.' At that 1 suy.^. 'I wish you success, sor.' " "Yes." said ihe luagistrato In a disgusted tone, "and be did open a jewelry store in the vicinity later on. and stole seventeen watches." "Begorra. yer honor." answered the policeman after a pause, "the man may have been a thafe. but he was no liar."—National Monthly. Cunsciratlonfi. The custom of miUtary iservice requires officers to visit the kitchens \durlng cookirg hours to see that the koldiers' food is properly prepared One old colonel wbo let it be pretty j«enerally known that his orders must /"tTTte obeyed without question or explanation, once stopped two soldiera carrying a stfup kettle out of a kitchen'. "Here, you/'^Tl*. growled, "give ma a taste of that."One of the soldiers ran. fetched a ladle and gave the colonel the de- sited taste. Tbe colonel spst and sputtered. "Good bea%eng. roan! You don't call that stuff aoun, do you?" "No bir." replied tbe soldier very meekly, "it's dish-water we was emp- tyln'. sir."—National Monthly. Bloodless TIctory Reported Over Tron blesome Tribesmen. Washington. Dec. 27.—Anxiety in the war department was relieved today by a cablegram from Governor General Forbes of the Philippines concerning the Moros on .Mount Da- jo. The governor general's message read: "John J. Pershing reports 300 Moros surrendered; opposition to disarmament practically ended. Consider his management of affairs has been masterly." Offlcnls of the insulcr bureau believe that General Pershing has thus fnade It possible for a large number of peacable natives to take up agriculture and thereby greatly stimulate the development of the islands. The disarmament of the Moros is the culmination of a year's v.ork by the authorities. .SUICIDE OR Ml'RDERI Wt'ullhy Great Bend Man Found Dead In Stftne Basement , (Bv ttii" A«!Wx;>at«-rt rrt—') Great Bend, Kas., Dec. 28.—G. A. Ilawley proprietor of a string of stores in central Kansas, was found dead thi^ morning in the basement of his store here. While the" theory of suicide is believed plausible, the position In which the body was found, also tends to the belief of murder. Hawley came here from Newton Kansas. W. A. Dawson, of the country four miles northwest of the city was ex- hlbitng on the streets today a model of p. new plow and sobsoll packer which he Invented several years ago, and which was patented January 24tb, last. The model Is very well .constructed and shows clearly the manner of operation of tbe machine, which carries several plows, behind which is a double set of discs. Mr. Dawson claims great things for bis invention* Mr. Veeder testified yesterday that the defendants made two efforts to organize a merger in the summer of 1902 and that the attempts to finance the enterprise were unsuccessful in both instances. The first plan was to include the Armour, Swift. Morris and l^udahy in tercsts, and the proposnd corporation was to be capitalized for $923,000,000 divided as follows: Bonds, $14l,7:'iO.- 000; preferred stock $168,750,000; common stock, $fil2,.'>00,000. After the promoters had failed to finance the proposition through Kuhn Ixieb & Co. of Npw York, tlio iilan was changed to provide for u capitalization of $525,000,000 but the condition of the money market made it impossible to finance the modified plan. Their Fee Ten Millions. Mr. Veeder testified that E. II. Ilar- rlnian James StiUraan and other Neu York financiers were to have furnished the capital for the big corporation and the amount they were to receive us compensation was $10,000,000. The story of the two proposed pack ing mergers was told in most part by the reading to the jury of the contracts and agreements entered into between the interested parties. Counsel for the government then offered voluminous documents in cvidencSo. The late Gustavus F. Swift was to have been president of the great merger. Edward Morris and Michael Cudahy were to have been vice-presidents, and .T. Ogdon Armour was to have been chairman of the executive and finance committees. "The entire plan foil through because of the propoters inability to finance it. duo to the panic of 1903," explained Mr. Veeder. The witness then told of the organization of the National Packing company. March 18. 190.1. but deniod thai it had any connection with the proposed big merger." WILL CHINA ECCLESIASTICAL KING CBOWMSH IN MONGOLIA TODAY. WAS ELECTED TO THE THROME EVENT BELIEVED TO MEAN INDEPENDENCE OF MONGOLIA. Chicago news Hew: An nldermnn hk\f sng^sted that antomobiles equipped irltb gqns and faeaTily armed be utiN ized to ran down some of the many ro{)t»er8 who have l»ec:i j »orKiiig In'tne windy city. lOOXS LIKE A eOSD ALIBI LAFOLLEnE STILL TALKING He Is Arg 'Dlng for InitLitire Referendum and RecalL (By the Assoctateit Pre .Hs) Norwalk. O.. ! Dec. 28.—Senator Robert M. LaFotlette of Wisconsin..^ carried tlte second day of his campaign for progressive Republicanism, further into the state of Ohio making his first speech of the 'daj- here after a sixty-mile run by trolley. As in his previous speeches in the state, he explained at length the tenets of the progressives, going deeply Into what he hoped for from the Initiative, referendum and recall, asserting that he would apply tbe latter to the courts. Because of several bank failures In this community several years ago. Senator LaFollctte had been asked to talk upon the subject of bank reformation. ANOTHER DYNAMITE PLOt. Cliildrrn Discover Explosire In Tim- ben of River Bridge. (B.V the Associated J'n-iKt) Chicago. Dec. 28.—What may have been an attempt to destroy the Thetjes bridge over the Mississippi River at Thebes, Illinois, came to the attention of the officials of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad company today. Several children found dynamite with fuse .attached among the timbers ou the track approach to the railroad bridge. DRIVER AND HORSES IN ATOMS. Al} Dlglnte^ted When Load o(,Nit- rogljeerlne Exploded. Centralia, HI., Dec. 27.—Charles Blair, 39 years old, of Carlyle, was b'ov.n to atoms by an explosion of nitroglycerine at a magazine lietween Centralia and Sandoval this afCtmoon He was loading a wagon when the ex plosion occurred. Not a piece of tbe horses was found after the accident. Many windows were broken aiid build Ings sllKhtljr damaged in Centralia and Sandoval. RKV. BREWER WAS PREACHING WHEN EXPLOSION OCCURRED! ilenies All Conipllrriy With tho Dynu- mile Outi^gcs Whirh Occurred At Ft. Rllry. AND STILL THEY DIE. (Hy Ih- AsHiirliili-U JTr««) Kansas City, Dec. 28.—A congregation in Quanah, Texas, was hearinii Rev. Charles M .Brewer preach a ser:non on "Practical ChristlPnUs;;' at the Time of the blowing up of tBe government liridge at Fort Riley, Kansas, In which tlie pastor's name was implicated tlirough the alleged confession of Private Michael Quirk, according to a statement here today by Brewer. Me Is on ills way from Olustee Okla- loma to Ft. Riley where he will investigate the conditions leading up to "lis arrest; and demand an explanation of the government officials. "My sole mission In life," he said, "is to clear my name of this awful charge made against me. It was abso lutely unwarranted, as the Federal au thorities found out after they had Investigated it. But that does not satisfy me. I want to know who was re- •ponslble for mixing my name- with a lynamlfe plot. There was some per- 'onal malice- in connecting my name with the plot. When the bridge was blown up I was preaching a sermon in Juanah. Texas. I do not know- Quirk by name. I do not know wheth er 1 ever saw him or not. I might remember his face if 1 saw him for I •^as acquainted with many of the enlisted men. 1 am going to Ft. Riley to sift this matter to tbe bottom. Not so much for my own sake as for the sake of my children. I shall not rest until my name stands absolutely untarnished by connection with the Fort Riley affafr." Brewer's congregation has stood by him. A member of his own congre- :?ation arrested him. "Brother Brewer." he said "I liate to do it. but f^-.ere Is n telegrai:i ordering your ar- est." Brewer was hold three days The government authorities never ent for him' and lie w;as released. Me telegraphed the authorities at Fort Hiley that he was ready to go therc •Jt once if they wanted him. He never •ot a rcplv. the ex-chapiain ga>-^.. SANTA DID NOT COME. :!^ore Than Fifty Victims of Ptomaine Among Berlin's! Destitute. (Hy tho As.soclalcd Pn-.«s) , Berlin, Germany | Dec. 2S.—More tkan fifty deaths from ptomaine pois- oioing have occurred since December SCth at the municipal shelter for tho homeless in Froebel ! street. Fifteen more of the destitute men died last Jtlght and today whlld sixty or seventy others are seriously 111. The new cases are being rushed to the hos- t^tals so fast that Statistics caanot k'ecp up wtih them. \ \: The affair has assmned such proper lions that doubts are|being expressed as to whether the deaths were due. lis at first believed, to the eating of decayed smoked herliig. The author- liies, however, still adhere to the orig liial theory. * Ambulances starting from the shelter to the fcosiiitals had in m.iny cases ttV change their destination and go to the morgue instead, ias the patients died on the way. 'The symptoms of j poisoning are f.^inting followed by violent vomiting, and the superintendeiit of the asylum expresses the opinion, based on post tuprtem examination ithat the deaths have not been due to! fish, but to deliberate poisoning. TAFT TO FOLLOW LAFOLLEnE PRESIDENT WILL DO A LITTLE CAMPAIGNING HIMSELF. He Will do to Ohio Next Month and Make a Number of Speeches to **Homo Folks." And So a Denver Nurse Decided to Take Her Life. Denver. Colo. Dec. 28.—The failure of her friends to remember her on Christmas U believed to have caused .Miss Bertha Batten, a trained nurse, aged 28, to end her life. An empty chlorororm vial and a handkerchief that had been saturated with the drug were found beside the body, which was discovered today in her room at a local hotel. MO. PAC. IS ECONOMIZING. Half of Sedalia Staon Men Will Be Let Ont in .Junuury. <nv the As..iociiiH'fJ Pre.s.s) Sedalia, Mo. Dec. 28.—The Missouri Pacific announced today that when the local shops which have been closed since December twenty-second, re-open January second, the force of nine hundred men will be reduced one half. The cut Is generA over the Missouri Pacific and Irtm Mountain systems. William Leigh has purchased tbt. South Street ResUurant of H. E; Smith and is in charge. Mr. Smith' was enjoying a fine patronage and Mr.; Leigh expects to merit a continuance of the same. , ^ . Mrs. Julia Tibbltts, of Thayer Is. In the city for a visit of several days with her sister, Mrs. W. L. Bartles. \-. m MILLS ISKIIT DOWN Lockout Affects 160,0IM) Weavers and Spinners Will «o Placed ou Half Time. Manchester. Eng. Dec. 27.—Notices v,-ere posted this morning at ail the mills belonging to members of the Federation of Master Cotton Spinners 1^ the north and northeast part of the cpunty of Lancashirei Uiat the cloth njills will be closed tonight and not reopened until further notice. 'Weavers nu^ering 160,000 will be locked out, and an equal .number of spinners will be reduced to half time. The federation decided to curtail production of yarn by stopping work t.>iree days in each week, beginning January 1. while the looms are idle. : The hopes that a man named, Riley and his wife, the non-'jnionlsts whose employment originated the strike De- oember 20, would consent to join the u'plon and thus obviate a rupture, •vave been shattered. The Rileys have resisted every Inducebent to join the ifpion and announced late last night that their determiaation is unalter- 2Vl>le. PLANNING STEAMBOAT MERGER jhio River Trnnsportatlon Companies ( Trying to Get jTogellicr. ' (By the Associated Press) .Pittsburg, Pa., Detj. 28.—Details of a., uiilllon dollar combination of Ohio River transportation i companies are being worked out iicire. The capital vflll come principally from Pittsburg, Upt it Is understood that Memphis, Tennessee and Ohio men are also in- rerested. The company would operate river boats betwden Pittsburg and ;>Iew Orleans. It Is; stated that the ;in!y obstacle Is the price at which ^Tveral steamers are! to be taken into he combination. SPANIARDS ROUT TRIBESMEN. Aews From Another Little War In Nortbem [Africa. (Ky tho Associated Pro!«> Madrid. Dec. 28.—{Advices from Me- •llla. Morocco, say that the whole Spanish army advanced yesterday and ••"repulsed and dedicated" the Rlfflan tribesmen. One Spanish general nam ''d Roz, was wounded." Special correspondents in their that the Spanish 27 killed and 105 v^onnded. flans lost 400. dispatches, say casualties totalled The Rlf- I-.-. 'Ily tlio A.>.-stKMiitfil rrr.><s> Washington, Dec. 28.—President Taft has decided to extend hia trip in Oliio next month further than was contemplated In tho original program. Senator LaFollette Is now campaigning there and some of Mr. Taft's friends profess to sec a pollti- significance in the announcomenl today that his trip has boen cnlarg>'d. As now planned President Taft will bo in Ohio from January 29 to January 31, will visit Cleveland, C'olun:- bus and Akron and deliver probably more than half a dozen speeches. Some significance is attached to the President's plan to speak In Ohio by tho fact that he has twico changed the date of his annual dinner to the Justices of the Supreme Court in order to keep the Oiiio engagements. The dinner was first set for January 30, it was later changed to January 31 and with the addition of cngagc- ircnts in Ohio has finally been changed to February 2. Warren G. Harding, Republican can didate for Governor of Ohio last year was a White House caller today. He declared Taft would carry the Jlepub- lican state convention. "LaFolIette invasion" he said, "is doing the President political pood. Ohio is more certainly for Taft than it was four years ago." Is the'Once Great Empire of CklUB lU'ginnIng to FaU to Pieces! (liy the Associated Press) St. Peter?burg, Dec. 28.—^The ceremony of the accession to the tbrotto c^^the Khu Tukhta of Mongolia, pe- caxfed today. Many representlktltaa of .foreign nations attended in;;tlieli: official capacity. Khu Tukhta-is ..the ecclesiastical subordinate of the Dalai ,Lama head of the religion of LAma. A newspaper here this morning states that the election of Khu Tukhia in Mongolia means an end of the dependence of that state upon China, in the future the status of parts ot renascent China may assume ' the character of autonomy or become: a federation of independent states. The paper urges that Russia protect the independence of the new Mongolia.;. THAT NEW YORK PEACE DINNER^ Ft Is Getting in a Wnrse Tangle Every (By the A.saociated Press) Washington Dec. 28.—Representative Bartholdt of Missouri, one of the best known advocates of peace in Con gross, announced today that he would not attend the peace dinner in New York Saturday night. "What's the use of going to a peace dinner if they are not for peace?" said Mr. Bartholdt. The original plan was to have all the peace societies of New York unite in a banquet at the Hotel Astor at which President Taft. ex-President Roosevelt, Andrew Carnegie and a. number of foreign diplomats should be present. But it ran up against a lot of troubles. First J*r. Roosevelt' declined to attend on the ground that iie was not in sympathy with the movement. Then it was discovered that somebody connected with the committee on arrangements had tried to graft a dollar and a half a plate from the hotel management as Consideration for bringing the dinner there. Then it was intimated that President Taft might not attend, and that "following his lead the diplomats would also remain away. The last word was. that most of the troubles had been^' straightened out and that tbe President would be present as originally planned. TEACHERS FIGHT FOR BIBLE. Illinois AsKoelutlon Protests Against Rnling of Supreme Court. • (Tlv the Assot-latpd TYes.«^ Springfield. 111. Dec. 28.—The Illinois State Teachers' Association today opposed the State Supreme Court ruling that Bible readlns^ religious instruction and hymn singing have no place in the public schools. It adopted a resolution urging that a test case be carried to the Supreme, Court, in spite of that court's ruling that such practices in the public schools are unconstitutional. Throne Admits It Is Powerlesii. Peking, Dec. 28.—M. Shoklns, Rtw- sian Charge d'AIfairs, delivered to the Chinese Foreign Office today a i«quest on behalf of Russia that Chllla promptly reassume control of Moii- golia. He received the response that China was unable to comply. The Throne has agreed to Premier Yuan Shi Kai'a .luggesUon to' refer tlie question of tha future govertt- nientof China to a national confer* ence and to abide by lis decision whit ever it may be. This action of the Throne leaves no room for doubt thftt tho advIaoi-B of the Regent and ttie Premier are prepared for abdication should that course prove the olAy W3y of settlement. . . Must Have Been a Dismal Mjpetinjr.. The Dowager Empress, Yuan (jbl 'Cal and the Mnnchu Princes of th* iRiperlRl (ilnn debated throughout-tha morning the scheme for calling 1.0- -^rither a convention of delegates froQi lU r^irts of the realm to decide Upon Mo for'K of government which shall a the fi'ture prevail In China. Thfl pbinel hxs been In.ttructed to draw "D recnlatlons which shall govern bo fiational convention, and to inform the delegates to the peace con- ''erpnce iu Shanghai that the Throne IS v.ining to abide by the decision of •10 representative convention. W».<^hinglou Is Not Snrprfsed. rp.y the .-\.s.«oclated Press) Washington. Dec. 28.—Although not ifflcially informed of the purpose of he local authorities in Mongolia and luikestan ,Io dec'are the independence of those provinces, today officials of the State Departinent were not s'jrprlsed at the press reports to that 3ffect. With the exception of Chl-LI, r^ractically all the Chinese provinces, -avo Mongolia and Turkestan, already !-ave declared their independence of the Poking government > This was 'lone confessedly for the purpose of getting' rid of the monarchial machinery, which has existed In the province for the. last three hundred years, and if clearing the way for realization of the ideal republic of the Chinese re-, formers. McVEAGH DEFENDS TAFT. The Ainvlcan Economftr Association Hears Enlog/ of the /President. (!Jy tho A.wociated; Pre."w) Washington. Dec. 28.—Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh. presiding ov- .•r today's session of the ^American •.'conomic Association, defended President Taft's policy and endorsed the .vork and leport of the. Tariff Board. Prof. Henry C. Emery, chairman of Che Tariff Board, declared-that at the jutset he opposed the theory that an / .iquitable tariff could be adjusted by iiscovery of the cost of production, tnd doubted tbe ability ot the com- i<l88lon to get such, information, but ic had been converted to the wis- lom of the idea and told of the help which manufacturers and producers, "lad given the Board. He said he be- icved the report of the Board on the wool schedule and its conclusions ormed a Correct basis for new tariff rate.-?. INOTHER MEXICAN IN TROUBLE '-'ormer Cabinet Minister Accnsed of Fomenting Insnrrectlon. (By the .\s.>!oclated Mexico City. Slex.. Dec. 28.—It la -umored that the Mexican govern- irent is about to ask. for the extrk- iition of Emilo'Vasqnez Gomez, fd^- '^er Minister of the Interior from ihe rnlted States, it is generally belliv- d that Gomez is beading a revohl- fionary party. According to latest ^formation he was in San Antoilib. Golden. City Is Banning. (By the Associated Press) Toronto Dec. 28.—Half the baslneaa 'ection of Golden City in the Porcu- nlne district. Ontario, has been destroyed by a fire which was stlU vitg- "ng early today, according to 8 in68- a^e received here. A later dispatch saya the rush, bf tames was stopped only by hlowliig <n the theatre-and adjoining'-baHd- 'ngs5.

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