Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on December 29, 1911 · Page 1
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THE ': - V; yOLUMEXV. NO. 56. Successor to the Ibia Dally Regl*tai% the tola Daily Record and the lola Dally Index lOLA, KAS., DEC. 29, 1911—FRIDAY EVENING. Dally Register, Established 1897. Weekly Register, EsUblished 1867. SIX 0. E. C. ASD RELATIVKS SEARCH- IJfG FOE TOM LOXO. DIJMPPEIUIEO ON THE TBAiN IFTER SE\DI\G MESSAGE OF AK- BITAL HE MAS LOST. MiitiliiK Man YVao (> UIIIR Home For ChrittmiM and Had a Lance Sum of Money WUh Ulm. THE WEATHEB. • Forerast for KaosaB: Snow tonight or Salnrdoy; colder In east portion to. Bight. Data recorded at the L«ocal Office Weather Bureau: Temperature—Highest yesterday at 3:30 II. m., 40; lowest today at 12:30 a. ID. 31; deficiency in temperature yesterday 1 degree; excess since January 1st. 1171 degrees. Yesterday. 1 p. m 37 2 p. m 38 3 p. m 3y 4 p. m 39 .' p. ui 37 p. m 33 7 p. m 33 a p. ra 33 9 p. ni 33 10 p. in 31' n p. ui 32 12 radt. SI Today. 1 a. m.. 2 a. m.. 3 a. m.. 4 a. m.. .32 .32 -32 .33 5 a. m 34 6 a. m 34 7 a. m 35 S a. m 35 9 a. m 36 10 a. m 37 11 a. m 39 12 noon 40 itembers of the Order of Riiihvay CondtictorB and relatives have taken lit) .the, search for Thomas O. jl^onp, a Mllsourl Paciflc Railway ("onductor al^W running out of Mcl'h^rson, Kas., tilit who until last Aui ;ust was ynrd- i4tt|ter for the Paciflr in lola. Long dil|ftpeared mysteriously ChriBtmas eir* and no clue of his whoreabouts hak been discovered The circumstances surrounding th^ cati» are not known in detail hpre, nfewt of the disappearance having hem received 1 na clipping from the Denver Post, sent to Tolans along with the request that any information concerning Ijong bs forwarded to the Inquirers promptly. According to the Post, Mr. Long naked for leave of absence on the day before Christmas and left McPherson to go to his home in Denver to spt-nd the holidays. He had saved a larce sum of money in anticipation of the needs at the season and told friends that hs was going home to spend all bU money on his family. He left McPherson on train number alx on Christmas eve. A f""w miles ont he wired his wife that he would afriTe on that train. That was the l^t heard of him. When number mix arrived in Denver, Ix)ng was not on tfie train. Trainmen remp^mbered th«t he boarded the train at MoPhor- «oh and was seen seve».7l times along the route. But when he got off they could not tell. After waiting two days for him. lira. Long started an investigation 'Which up to this time has pielded -ifo Ritii^actory information. She bc- li«ve», however, the 'Post says, that Mr. Long met with foul play somewhere along the way and that his noneV was stolen. , Mr. I.cng served as y:irdmaEtpr her'- sereral months. His wife lived in n^n- Ter during the tlmc^ he was in Ida but be seemed to be devoted to hor and made frequent trirs to see her. He was of steady habits, local em­ ployes of the road say, and to lolans who knew him, I.«ng's disappearance is truly a m ^-8tery> They refuse to be lieve that he would have failed to complete his holiday trip home had not some terrible fate overtaken him. Mr. I-ong was transferred to Mc- Ph'^rson early in August and has br^n running a train out of that town since. Precipitation for 24 hours ending 7 a. ui. today, 0; e.vie.ss in precipitation since January 1st 2.06 Inches. Relative humidity 7 a. m. today, 77 per cent; dew point, 29 degrees; ba- lometer sea level 3it.0ji inches. Sunrise today 7 :3S a. m.; sunse. .'1 :11 p. ni. MIS WELL WITH WM.MIi The IiartU's>illi> Hnneti Not Those ol a Former lolau. PEOBABLT A CASE OF MlRnElL £riden(« Goen in Show That Woman Was >ot a Sulfide. 'By tb^ .VKoci.nlivl Pr -'S'^ Indianapolis. Dec. 29.— Happening!: In the life of Dr. Heleite Knabe, former State Bacteriologist, have beer uncovered that might have supplied a motive for her murder, according to the verdict of Coroner Durham, filed today. The coroner concludes that Dr. Knabe did not commit suicide but was killed by persons unknown. A knife slassh that almost severed her head, delivered by a powerful arm while the victim almo.st niidn lay on her back on the bed..the coroner Bnds and. he declared that it would have been impossible for ber to have struck the blow herself. The verdict says: "Evidence that screams and a strug- ^e in this apartment were heard ..•ome time near midnight, before the . tx>dy was found the following rogmlag: that afterward followed walking and talking in low voice; that at the Name time a nan was seen hurrying •flnom art alley In the rear of the build- liic.~are'&cts strongly presumptive of ^Biurder." Joseph Coinan received a denial of his brother's death at Uartlesvllle over the telephone this morning, it was authoritative, since It was Wlllian; Conian, whose demise had been reported, talking. The discovery that William Comai; is not dead, not creniatert as telephonic report would have it, i ?move. iUe last cnaiico lola bad to livt in or. •he L'artlosville mystery. .•>:•:; everj one is glad of it. One >f/. Uarnuiv. wiioni Rumor '.vouid ai .-o f'::-y and la; away in the a.shes of a b-..ii, ir alsr alive and well, having Ijcen seen oi> tlie streets last evening by t -eve.ra persons. lola withdraws from the i -ase cheor- fu'ly .-ind rejoices th.it none of Its citizens was concerned as was reported. The barn on the pretiiises of man named Walcott. at Bartlesville. was burned last Saturday night. In the ashes, human bones were found Several clews led to the report that the Incinerated body was oiiher th'a if Wiliiani Cotr.an or P. inot Phineas) Barnuni, of Tola. DR. SUN AGGEPIS THE PRESIMCY HE HA8 BEEN FIGHTING SO TEARS FOU A KEPl'GLIC. U. S. WILL DELAY RECOGNITION THE PASSING SHOW. STATE OEPARTMENT Will BE l> >0 Ul'BBT ABOUT IT. The I 'Voliable Pollcv of Ihe >ew Vres Idrnt Is Outlined In the IMv- Iiatchcs Today. VEEDEH STILL 0> THE STAND. •OBlE SLEITIIIXG BY CONGRESS .The .SUnpIiur. Money and Harvester Tmst In for It Next. fBy th" Associated Pr'-ss> Washington. Dec. 29— loint investigation by the Hnui=e of Representa- t'^iw ts to trad<» into the alleged •hipping combine, the so-called iT <on «r trust and the International Har. Tester Company, known as the Harvester Trust. This will be in line with the rewmmendation of the Committee on Rules which has under con- alderatlon a resolution providing for separate ' icouiries. Representative Heary, chairman of the committee, expressed the opinion today that the committee vii.ild recommend the appointment of a special committee of ••oon mem»'»'< to conduct the Inquiry Into these three gigantic indi^tries. Tes. the prediction received at the "Weather Bureau this morning Is for enow and colder, and It does, indeed, aooly to every hour up to seven oVlpck tomon-ow evening; but don't ' tblBg this means that the cold wave forecasted yesterday morning for to- allCbt wU> net arrive. Observer Holcomb sajf no contradictory InfornU' tioii has lM>en received and the cold -wave Is oitill on the bobka as being . bmmd in this direction. / , .• I- > - .More Di '»>!lls of the Pronosfd Packers Merger Which Failed. » T.y the A -J <ncl;il«<] IYfS><i Cliiraco. Dec. 29. —On cross examin- :ition Albert IT. Veeder. in the trial of the ten Chicago meat packers today described the collapse of the •'billion dollar" merger of packing interest.'^ l)lani)ed by Armour. Swift. .Morris and Cudahy in 1902. lie said the formation of the giant corporation war al)andoned at the close of a conference held in XPW York shortly befon Christmas, ninteen two. between thr promoters nnd Jacob H. Schlff manager for Kuhn I^oeb & Company, it wliirh plans for financing the project were discussed. A loan of ninety mi" 'Ion rtollars was desired and later re- lucod to sixty million, and the capital 'zation was reduced from close to thf billion mark to five hundred twenty- five million. Veeder said that Schlff told the packers that the time was not propitious for launching such a large merger nnd advl.=etl acalnst it. Thf witness said Schiffs talk wa.<; gloorav and had such a depressing effect on the packers that the whole plan wa> dropped after the adjournment of thf conference. GEN. REYES IS IN PRISON. It Js Believed He Mill Git a Tern^ of Three Years. (Ry thf .A.=.«nciati'<i I 'r..-i .<i Mexico City. Mex.. . Dec. 29.—Hi llrst night in the military prison hen lid not appear to depress Genera' ".ernardo Ri<yes much. He slept it he room of the sub-director of the ^'antlago prison, which is situated 01 he second floor and was grattted al' that, was necessary for comfort. Gen eral Reyes will be formally put at thf disposition of the military judges to iav. altt-ough it will be some weekf before the trial begins. It is nov believed-bis sentence will be abou three years in prison. ^ TRIED TO BRIBE DOLLEY. rKansai* Oil Promoters Facing Very Damaging Testimony. 'Rv th" .^ssfK -latP*' FVe««) Cleveland. Ohio, Dec. 29.—S. H. Garrett, of Topeka, agent of C .A. Sandals, and A. S. Griffin, on trial In thr Federal court here for alleged use of the mails to defraud, today testJfief" that Ptock of the Sterling Oil Company had been offered Bank Commissioner Dolley, of Kansas, for his endorsement of the company. Griffin testified that Dolley once consented to go lo Oklahoma to inspect tbelr properties but Ia;;r refused. E.VGL .tND IS ON Gl 'ARD. Indian Troon* on Perslnn Border Will Be Augmented. MIy th.. A«wli.f<^ r 'r«-««> T^ondon, Dec. 29.—The British government has decided to Increase the number of Indian troops now employed In Southern Persia as guards for the protection of British consulater and trade routes. This action is considered to have been rendered necessary by the recent attack of Kazaroom by Kashgai tribesmen on British Consul Smart, of Shlraz. The trial of Frank Bennett and Jesse Everly. charged with burglarizing the home of U. O. Isbell, of Humboldt, recently. i< set for this afternoon in the court of Justice C. 8. Potter. (Hy llip As <(Kl:ilfiI rn-i") Washington, Dec. 2.0.— The I'liK -'d States will not recognlte the new Chi nose Republic formally until it bo- comes clearly apparent that the Imperialists arc no longer capable of maintaining themselves. This attitude will not, prevent th(> reprrsonta- tlves of the State Department in China from doing business with the provisional Republic to the extent ot safe-guarding American interests. The |x)int of inti-res». at nr^sont to the Stale Department is whether Wu Ting Fang, who has been acting as the mouthpiece of the revolutionists, •s prepared to recognize Pr. Sun in hia nnw caracify. Assuming that he will do so the installation of the now !!rovisional president at .Vanking '-rcbably will bring to a crisis the rrace negotiations which have been n p'-neross at Shanghai. Dr. Snn Issne.« n Slalenienf. Shanghai. Dec. 29.— Immediately following th" receipt of word from N'anking that he had been elwtfl nresident of the U«-nt'hlic of China. Dr. Sun Yat Sen handed the following sTatement to the Associated Press with the roquest that it be transmit•pd to his friends in the I'nitod Sfate?: "I consider it my duty to accept !2,e presidency. My policy wi!'. be to secure peace and a stable government by the promptest methods possible. My single aiip is to Insure the peace and contentment of nillions of my fellow countrymen." UU First Move as President It is believed that President Sun Vat Sen will demand immediately the •vithdrawal of the so-called Imperial •roops from the strategical position =n order to avcid the possibility of •onflict with the troops of the Repub- "Icnn government. As soon as th' uiiitary arrangenients have hrei 'ompleted, negotiations will be op- 'fetl on the subi-ct of pensions to be offered to the former princes and Manchu g;)vernors. Sketch of Dr. Sun 's Career. Dr. Sun is a native of Canton. He •vas educated in Honolulu wlipre his 'ather was in business nnd later stud <d medicine at Canton, aft-rward? ni;.iglnc In practice there. He was ne of the promoters of th" plot to leize the city In 1S95. Thp plnns of ho conspirators were disroviT--'d nnd several were put to death. Sun was next hoard of In England nnd the Cnl! »d States where he delivered a B '.'rles >f lectures In order to convert Chl- lose students to his revolutionary iirinciplpg. He .>'sn visited .Vnan nd stirred up the Chinese there to •evolutionary ideas. Sun Wanjts American Help. San Francisco, Dec. 29.—A cable- •ani from Dr. Sun Yat Sen. the new- y elected President of China, urging he Chines? National Association of ircrica to seek talented and exper- •nced Chinese in this country for ervlce in the provisional government vas re<;olvefl here today. Abdication a Mnfter of Days. Peking. Dec. 29. —The news of thf •lection of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, president if (he Chinese repuiilic. reached fh< nembers of the cabinet by means o> The -Associated Press tl;is evening Vo communication of any nature ha- •rrived from Tang Shao Yi. who is a' ihanghal attending the P'^ace confer•nee as representative of Premloi •uan Shi Kai. It is believed that •\entbers of the court will remain ir "•eking until the abdications of thr empress Etowager and the Child Eni- <eror are announced which is considered onlv a. matter of days. National Convention to Be Colifd. Shanghai. Dec. 29. —The peace con- 'erence today decided on the calling )f a national convention to decide the 'orm of government of China whose lecision shall be binding on both sides The Slanchu troops-are meanwhile to evacuate their positions-and the re- )ublicans to maintain theirs. UT GRITIGt HE THINKS C0NGBE8S DID:^ TO ABBOQATE THE TBEiff; BUT SHOULD THE EX-PRESIDEXT IS OPPOSM TO ARBITRATION TBEAHB&S RussiistiowocGUPmniz REPORTED ATROCITIES OF THE COSSACKS BELIEVED F.iLSE. BANK PRESIDENT DISAPPEARS. Ulssour! 'Mi'n Has Been MIs!«Ing for n Week or More. (Hy th" .\si»(»'l.ntod PnfSK^ Xewburg. Mo., Dec. 29.— Members ->f the family of John W. Scanlan president of the Newburg Slate Bank who has been missing o^-er a week, toda yoffered five hundred dollars reward for the recovery of the body. Hl^ son and daugbtertt have given up !ope of seeing Scanlan alive, but are mxious to clear up tbe mystery of ill? disappearance. MIGHT HAVE BEEN W0B8E. rracr Wan Fires Five Shots Bnt MIsneK Everyliody. (By tho AwoolKtotl IVe«ii) • Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec. 29.— Walking into a hotel here today and -egipterlng as "Ed Wilson, St. Louis. Mo." a stranger drew two revolvtr?. Minted one at the derk aod the other at a policeman. 'Wilson" fired fir^ <hot8, 911 wild and after a hard struggle he was take'n to Jail. Mr. Sbuster Will Be Given Safe Conduct Ont of the Country by tho Russians. (I'.y IhP .\s.ir>f|:it.'<] Pro «-5 Tabriz. Persia, Doc. 29.—The Russian occupation of this city: is now complete and practically all r^ie mem 'ors of the constitutional pajrty have 'llsappeartMl. Tho banks of the European merchants will begin business tomorrow after passing nine days in 1 state of siego. There have been no casualities among the resid ,'nt foreign population although man;^- suffered from lack of provisions while they have been boxed up In tlieir houses during the prolonged street Sghtlng. The stars and stripes flying over the I'nlted States Consulate "was cut down by a Russian shell rfurlng the lighting, but no further duniiige was tone to the consulate. • No precise tiguros as to tWe casual- tit-s sustained b.v the Russians and Persians was available, but it is es- M 'matod that the Russian lo .s3 was from one hundred to two hundred men. Mortality among the native men combatants has not been •learned ;ind the reported a-rocities by -troops on both sides arp unfoundc-d. r- Safp Cnndnrt for Shusier. Washington, Dec. 2.').^Ru5sla i."^ making preparations for the safe pas sage of W. Morgan Shuster, tho dismissed treasurer-general of . Persia, out of that country, according to dispatches received at the 'State department today from ambassadoi Guild at St. Petersberg. PEACE AND BATTLESHIPS. .Vdnilral Dewey Thinks We Need Four New Dreadnoughts a Year. (Ry the As.soclatfil lYo.v-s) Washington. Dec. 29.—Peace but with four new battleships each year to assure it, is Admiral George De -Aey 's wish for the fuiure of the United States in its foreign relations. As head of the general naval board, the Admiral recommended that four ne^. liken of war be built. An effort probably will be made in Congress to cut the numbei^ down to two. MUCH FRESIDENTML P8LITIGS THE POT IS ALREADY .VT BOILING POINT IN MISSOURL Clark and Folk Men Poking np the Fire,—A Taft Forecast From .New York. LAFOLLETTE SCOLDING AS USUAL Dennnnres the Supreme Court and Rrpnblican National Committee. (By tho .\ssoolatoil Trrss^ -Voiih Uaitlmoro. 0. Dec. 2S(.—De­ nunciation of the Pitpreme Condi's do- "islon in the Standard Oil and.Ameri can Tobacco tru.st cases, and .of the Republican .National Coramltee for Its failure to order a presidential prl- •nary in those states where such pro- "edure would not be Illegal, marked •he .sprech here today of Senatar La- Pollette. who is touring Ohio lo fur- "hcrance of a canipaJgn for tUe Re- )ub!icaa presidential nomination. The speaker declared that the court's ruing as to "reasonable restraint of •rade" was a us'.:riip.tion of pow«;r. ROOSEVELT WILL NOT TALK. He Will Not Even Give the Nanjes of Those Who Do. (';•.• I!).' .X-r ^wl .-it,"!] I'ross) New York, I^cc. 29— Theodore iloose velt fiiinounced today that he tvould lecUne to make public In the future the names cf |)er!^ons who should cal' upon him, "and anything that- they may KOJ OT not .-ay." Roosevelt had|nothing to aay upon any other .topic, le declared. ' "Gentlemen. I have nothing to say on any subject—not a word," hv> told the newspaper men. "Nothing, (o say and not half a minute to say it in." ^^^aptain Cox. of the American Sal 'ation Army, sent out ten bnaketf containing chicken and trimmlh's >r •>oor families on Christmas Daj^. Th' "aptain desires to'thank all wi<> as ••isted bim In bringing cheer to :dG>!0 ate homes."^ ^ JLUI^ Dlt".' Protesting His Innocence. (By the Associateil EVfss; Ra '.i ^-gh. .V. C Dec. 2'.t.—"The jury, the court and the governor of North CuroV.aa will ift held accoimtable by God for my murder.' With this expression on his lips. I.. M. Sandlin, of \Vllmington.- convicted of wife murder, paid the death ponalty in the '?'ectrlc chnlr here loilny. lie is the second whllo man electrocuted In the state. But Thinks We Should Hare FroiMMl hincerlly in Thli» ControTerBj V With Russia. HE1HCE1) RATES ON LEMONS. Rjillrnnils .Must Glvf I'p Fifteen Cents .1 Hundred pniind.*^. <V,y the AwocT.itPrt lVs «1 Viashlagton. l^cc. 29. — .American cmrin grower.-? today won a signal victory over foreign competitors and •lie tran.s-(;ontinental railroads when ho Interstate roiiimercc Commission •o -3fflrnied. the order reducing freight '•otes on lemons from California to all other points in the United States from $1.15 per hundred to $1.00. LII60R LEADERS IN TROOBLE i>ynuniite Figures In Strike of Iowa Botton Worker^. (Bv the Assorlated Press) .Muscatine. Iowa.. Dec. 29.—Indictments against prominent labor lead- Tri are expecttd toinorrow when the Trand .J;:ry, which has been investi- :?ating the button workers' atrlkf roubles, makes its report. It wa«' t^ted here today that quantities of lynamite alleged to have been dis- •nvered. would figure in the di.s- closure. O .VE MORE TAFT TRIP. rhe Preslde'it Will Go to Philadelphia and New York. (By the A .s <ncl ,-itpd fres.-") Washirgton. Dec. 29. —. President "af'.'st last trip of the year will take Im to Philadelphia for a three hours '.••y P-'d to dinners in New York and Brooklyn,' The lour'^ey i-egins lO; •'orrow and ends in Washington Sun- <ny. Ti'o President will be in the '•VbitP Ilou."e to watch the Old Year >Ht. Otto T. P>annard will come to Washlnjiton with the President from New York to be a White House guest iver New Year's. >EW PRESIDENT FOR OK. V. ^•ena Jamof. of 3Ti:.nr>'otii, RelleTCd to Be Slated. (Hv thi' Aasficlnti-il F're."*) M'nneafolli». MInr. Dec. 29.— According to dispatches . received here, lean Go-i->re F. James of the Unlver- Ify of Mii!'ie''o»'i. hai been offered the 'residency of the University of-Ok- pboma. WeeHlMir Out the OM Men. (R»- tho A«ool"twI Pretw) Washington. r »ec. 29.— Among fivo 'rt"v officers a", "hove tbe grade of -'Hior. ord»red b^^for* retiring board* 'n^connection with tbe army "weed- nut" program, is Colonel William P. Brans, of Ftort Leatenvorth, Kaa. (By t\n. AssiwiJilcil IVi-.-i-o St. Louis, Dec. 29. —Noither CIMTI itor Folk has had anything to say about 'Ji'Ar candidaci-.s »nit tlif -ii friends have cariied on a war of words. Thc^ contest became warn- with the presence of both Clark and Follr here this week. Tho Speaker did .not call upon Folk and Folk did not visit him. Senntor Stono came 'wo days ago and has spent much time at the Clark headquarters. The speakers take the ground that thr Democratic nominees convention of 1910 In endorsing Folk, did not mak it binding: ;;nd thut the votors in tho ond should decide who is the choic< of Missouri Democrats. .N"o doflnit* steps have been made toward a primary. Stone Strong for Clark. St. Louis, Mo.. Dec. 29.— United States Senator Stone has aroused much interest among politicians here by giypig out a statement concerning seven reasons why Champ Clark ehoiild be th^ Presidential nominee. Today certain Democratic leaders gave out statements assailing Stonc- for his course. The fight for the stat. delegation to the Democratic. Natlonr al convention is now going on openly here betw^een tbe friends of ex-Gover nor Folk and Speaker Clark. New York Man to Help Taft. New^ York, Dec. 29.—It was report- d today that President Taft soon would ask Otto T. Bannard. of this .ity, to accept an. important position in connection with the campaign leading up to the Republican National Convention. In the event that Taft is nominated at Chicago next iune. it was said, Bannard, if he take* pari n the preliminary campaign^^ight continue as one of the principal advisers to the President until the votes ;ire cast in ' November. FLYNN W.VNTS TO FIGHT. His Manager Has Gone East to See Mr. Jobnslng. ir.y the -A.isocIateJ Press) Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 29.—Jack Curley, manager of Jim Flynn, the Pueblo heavyweight, left for Chicago at noon today prepared to post ten thousand dollars in cash to, bind a match with Jack Johnson for the heavy weight championship of the world. He will renew his offer of twenty thousand dollars for JohnJon'f ;hare o the purse for a finish flgh? vlth Klyrc. Curlf.- -'.ates that he has received i«.«-urnnrt:.'i from Chicago that John- •>nn Is-disposed to give the offer tav orable consideration. If Johnson accepts the bout will be staged juat ov or the .Nevada .-^tate line west of Salt l.ake City. Business men of Salt Lakr City are said to be associated witti Curley in financing the figfat. The members of Company M and 'iro.ispectlve members will be entertain ed at tbe rink tonight with skating about fifty couples having been invited. vMuslc for the skaters will -be urnisheii by the regular \rink or- cjjestia. \ W. W. Wheeler is up from ChanuK .today for a brief bnsinesa visit. <f .y the Associated Press) -.^y. Sew York, Dec. 29.—In an editorill In the current Issue of thft OUtim,. Theodore Roosevelt approTTO the .iit?" tlon of Congress In abrogating .''^^•^ Russian treaty, but suggest that jJUi attempt should have been made f ^fti' to submit the matter to The HHidi Trflmnal for arbitration. Abrogat^ the treaty at this time, he said, wUi^ the arbitration treaties were pendti^ was a serious matter, and if the tit­ ties were ratified it would place tk<i United States in the position of "<^&- temptlble hypocricy" as the treaties were Intended for Just such cases. . "I am confident that the decisidtt by The Hague tribunal would haV^ been in our favor," the editorial sdiHl, It would have enabled Russia to rflr ire from an untenable position with :;ood grace and no loss of self Tifp /sfA. .iad the decision been adverse to M wje could have at once abrog ^tM XSfi reaty and clearly been In the righHk. •o doing.- But no movement had ^titi made by either nation looking toW ^H any other method of settlement - Oim- -ress was confronted by the Sltl^lffia fact that unless the treaty was-dhtdr gated conditions would remain as .tt^ now are, and, under the circuinstAn^- es. Congress acted wisely in declaring the abrogation." ••JJ "But this action was taken 'wbVie the universal arbitration treaties, wt^jfr pe Uding in the Senate. Thes'e, tire»ties are avowedly cbampionied' as IMH^ 'ng of the kind we are to ei^ter Hit& with all nations, and as supplantitfg -xistlng arbitration treaties Wxi^Wirp lave with almost all national-Uicfalli- ng 'Russia as well as Englafidi km France. These treaties, if ratlfleii he Senate unamended will ekplidtly ;il6dge the hono;^and good faith of the merlcan nation to arbitrate prisiBls^ y £i<ch questions as tbai jl^lch at this very moment we anatttUlCS that we 'will not endeavor to arbitrate, in tite case of Russia. Under these cir- •umstaiices to ratify the general arbitration treaties, would put the Amorican people In an attitude of pe- •u'larly contepiptlble hypocrisy, and vould ri -..ii ';y exi)0fc us to the dorta- .•n f.r :•;. ".-hlnklng mankind for- we •/oulrt -,,,.-v ourselves in a positon' of raking .sweeping and insincere prom =es imi)o.ssible of performance, at h( very time when, by our own ac- ions. we showed that we would cer- aln'y not keep such promises, nor Vantlate them' into action. "I tclicve that we can normally ar- . -:tra.p a question of the, Interpreta- 'on cf a treaty, even if only as pre- imicary to adopting tbe very serjous otion cf denouncing such a treaty. ^ut I don 't believe that we can ai ^bl- rate. with the intention of abiding by, -he arbitration, such questiona as' reating all of our citizens alike, with •jut regard to their creed, in the mat- -er of passports, or such question.? ts the Monroe Doctrine, the admission i( Asiatic immigrants In mass, or refusal by the states to pay their bonds ir many other similar matters. In hort. 1 do not believe that we can af- ord to arbitrate questions of vital nterest and national honor, or qnes- lons of settled American government l-rfilicy," :'REPARING FOR RICHESOX TBIAL ilis Luwvers Donbt If He WillBe " Mentally Fit. (Ry the Associated Presn) Boston Mass.. Dec. 29.— Active pren- irations for the trial of Rev. C. T.- ^icheson for the murder of Avis .lin- ell. scheduled for January 15th, con- inued today by the prosecution.-lAw- '.'ers for the defense issued atatesusta. :hat while their client might be anrg- ically well by that time, his mental -ondltlon, in their opinion, would pre- .-ent the trial .being held in Januair- nOAT AND CREW SATEB. Torpedo Biiut I^^stroyer Rnn Doini'la Gale, but Rescued. ' (By the Associated Press) Washington, Dec. 29.— The crippled torpedo boat destroyer Warrlqgton, run down off Cape Hatteras in a gale Wednesday night by an unknoWn shlp was safely towed into Hampton Roada hia morning by the revenue cuCt«r Inondngo. which also brought tfaed*- •troyei's crew. ' HOLD SERVICE TOXTGHT. in Anuoancement of a M«etlnf hi St Timothy's Chnreb. Seivlcea will be held in St Tll^o- hy's Episcopal church tonight ion- lucted bv Rev. Carl W. Nau, the rector. Following the service, the tii- ual choir rehearsal will, be held. It . urged that every member attend.' A St Joseph-PfeaeerDMi. (By the AsBOcIated FreM> St Joseph, Ho., Dec a»:-^l ^. •\ Guthrie, who eatabUah^ 1h» lM »t 'draee and waiehouae bnsineaB ><m *^e Missouri Biver here. di«i to|i7 , tthe age of fWTenty-foitr.

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