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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Looking Uackward
This Day in Omaha
Thirty Twenty Tea Years Ar
-See editorial Fife of ssoa lain
Insurance Men
Are Charged with
Misuse of the Mails
Senator, Pleased with Report of
Tariff Board, Will ' Prepare
Measnre Based Thereon.
Hard Tight for Supremacy Ex
pected to Begin After Holidays.
Member of Finance Committee Gives
Ideas on Revision.
Favors Levying Datlea on Wool by
Single Specific Doty Based Vpon
Scoared. Poind with Two
Other Rates.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.-Congress is to
have a surfeit of bills revising the woolen
tariff schedules, and a hard fight for
impremary In the passage of such leg Is
Jatlon is assured to begin immediately
after .ho holiday recess.
Democratic members of the ways arid
means committee, under the direction of
Representative Underwood, the chairman,
have In charge the preparation of a bill,
the republican members of the committee
Iso are preparing a wool bill, and tonight
Senator Smoot of Utah, member of the
finance committee, announced his ap
proval of the tariff board's report on the
woolen schedules and said that he, too,
would prepare a bill.
"I am pleased with the tariff board's
report on schedule K," Senator Smoot
said In announcing his purpose, "and hope
that the findings of that board will be
Accepted by the American people, coming
as they do from a nonpartisan board."
Asserting that a wool bill can be pre
pared upon the facts submitted that will
not Interfere materially with the woolen
Industry as now established and main
' talned "by the republican policy of pro
tection," Senator Braoot continued:
"I will prepare a bill In which the rates
of duty Imposed will equal the difference
of the cost Of producing wool and the
manufactures of wool In this country and
foreign countries based upon the tariff
board's report."
Revision Necemry. '
After an analysis of the report. Senator
Smoot submitted for consideration of the
publio the following Ideas as to the re
vision necessary In the woolen schedule
"The report shows that' fine and fine
medium wools, which represent nearly
M per cent of our domestic clip, bring
from eleven to twelve cents per pound,
The remaining twenty per cent, being
the course grades, cost less. Australia
and New Zealand produce great quan
tities of wool that corns Into competl
tton "witlf American iine and fine me
dium wo Is and costs "net" to produce, ac
cqrdlne; to the board's report, nothing,
as the profits from the sale of mutton
and sheep for etookin othsr 'runs' pay
In a normal year the entire station ex
penses, leaving the fleece profit.
"Let us be more than liberal and al
low two cents a pound to cover extra
ordinary losses that' may be caused by
calamitous droughts which happen, at
long intervals, In ' Australia. We then
find a difference of the 'net' cost of
producing fine and fine "medium wools
- In this country and Austialla and New
Zealand, the American wool grower's
competltors,of 9 cents to 10 cents per
"The report also shows that wester
fine wools shrink: on an average of 67
per cent, Ohio fine wools, SO per . cent,
and the lower grade of wools an average
of 43 per cent; while the national aver
age Is about 60 per cent. Imported wools
- now coming In (largely skirted fleeces)
shrink nearly W per cent. It is generally
conceded that the average- shrinkage of
Australian wools uneklrted, would be 56
per cent or more..
lanoni lllirrrillna.
"I approve of the president's suggested
plan of levying duties on wool by a single
fipeclflo duty based upon the scoured
pound, with all wools now classified as
first and second class thrown together
with one rate imposed, and third class.
or carpet wools at another and lower
"These facts ascertained and a plan
greed upon, it is, easy to determine the
rate of, duty necessary to protect the
American wool grower. If the difference
in the cost of producing wools, other
than carpet and the lower grades. In this
country and abroad is. say. only I Ants
per pound and the average shrinkage of
fine aud fine medium wools Imported and
under this plan still heavier shrinkage
wools to be hereafter Imported is only 65
per cent, then the actual rate of duty
on the scoured wool content should be
20 cents per pound."
The Weather
Forecast for Monday:
For Nebraska Know.
For Iowa Snow and colder.
l or Houth Dakota Cloudy and cold
lilTiliflhtv 1 1 U'U I nnvi.
For Kansas isnow or rain and colder,
r or snisaoun bolder.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday
8 a. m,
6 a. m.
7 a. m,
8 a. m.
a. ra.
30 a. m
31 a. m
11 in ,
1 it. m...,
2 1. m....
5 p. ra....
4 p. m....
6 p. m....
l. ra..
7 p. m....
Comparitlv Local Record.
Official record of temperature and pre
ripilatlon compared witn tne correspond
Ing period of the last three yearn:
1DU. U10. 1909. 1908,
Highest yesterday 31 :S 28 47
lowest yesterday 22 8 18 Jl
Mean temperature 'M 1 23 89
Precipitation 00 .00 .67 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the uonnal at Omaha since
March 1. and compared with the last
two years:
Normal temperature 24
I-Ixcess fur the day i I
Total excess since March 1 TJ
Normal precipitation 03 Inch
Deficiency for the day S3 Inch
Precipitation since March 1...15.47 inches
Teficiency since March 1 13 62 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1910.. 14. 78 Inches
xm for tor. period, lw .U inches
DENVER, Dec. 24.-Federal warrant
were Issued today for the arrest of four
officers of th United States Postal In-
urance company on a charge of using
tha malls to defraud. The men under In
dictment are: D. C. Nevln, president;
D. Olmstead and Harry K. Insley .all
of Kansas City, and Charles A. White-
Carver, treasurer.
The Insurance company wii organised
In Denver three years ago, capitalised
for $1,000,000 and stock, par value SMO
sold for $150 to $200 a share. By this
means $82,000 'was brought Into the com
pany's treasury. It was charged officers
and organisers spent and divided $70,000
and that not one policy was written.
Insley, formerly waa commissioner of
supplies under Mayor Spear of this
Famine in New
Money in New York
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.-On the last busi
ness day before Christmas New York
discovered that there was a "famine" in
new money. At the subtreasury It was
said today that the supply of crisp, un
used bills and shining coins which it Is
usual to .distribute at this season of the
year to persons and institutions which
wish them for Christmas gifts had been
virtually exhausted. Individuals who
wish small amounts of new currency In
exchange for their torn or soiled bills
were accommodated at tho subtreasury
so long aa they asked lor only small
amounts, but there was no large supply
for the banks to draw upon.
Each year the banks are .subjected to
heavy demand for new money, and
formerly they bad no difficulty In ob
taining it from the subtreasury. Secre
tary MacVeagh made a ruling some
months ago, however, which upset this
procedure. His ruling was to the effect
that where there was sufficient currency
in the nearest subtreasury to meet de
mands the government would not pay the
cost of transporting new bills or coins
merely to meet the preferences of the
Those banks which wished unusual sup
piles of unused currency have conse
quently been obliged to pay the cost of
transporting it from tha mint. Where
they were willing to meet this charge
the Treasury department accommodated
Insane Patients Lose
Money by Thefts
CHICAGO, Dec. 24. Warrants charg
ing M. T. Campbell, record clerk Of
Dunning Insane asylum, with stealing
money from patients at the institution,
were Issued today, but process servers
were unable to locate Campbell. His wife
said that for the first time in years he
did not com home last night and she
did not know where he was.
The allegation of theft charges 'the
record clerk with taking amounts vary
ing from 7 centa to ISO.
Charges that Cook county's charitable
institutions at Dunning have been robbed
of money and personal property valued at
many thousands of dollars by employes
were made today by Dr. Stephen J.
Pletrowits, recent appointed superliv
tendent. An auditing company, engaged in ex
amining the books of the institutions has,
it is said, discovered thefts amounting
to 12,000 in a few days work. President
Eartzen of the county board declares that
the inmates have been systematically
robbed for years by the employes and
that the total may reach 1100,000 when
the Investigation is concluded.
Russian Arrested on
Federal 'Warrant
LYNCHBURG, Va.. Dec. S4.-Andre I.
De Ourrowskl, said to be a Russian
count, who has been in America for
twenty-seven years,, left tonight for New
York in custody of two men, one said to
be an immigration detective and the
other a city detective of New York. Fur.
ther than saying they had a United States
warrant for the Russian's arrest, the men
were uncommunicative.
Gurrowskl was detained by Immigration
officials upon his arrival In New York
on October 21 from a six weeks' visit
abroad, but was released after several
days and returned to bis estate near here.
He said at that time that he did not know
why lie was detained, unless he was
thought to be an enemy of the Russian
government. Ho claims to be a Russian
loyalist. ,
Tonight it was said Gurrowgkl's move
ments bad been watched for two months
by secret service men. He has been llv
lug for a year near Lynchburg and says
he owns estates at Miami, Fla., and Red
bank, N. J.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. S4.-The local
carmen's union, known as division No.
477 of the International Amalgamated As
sociation of Standard Electric Railway
Employes, has been suspended by the
international body and ordered to sur
render its charter. A telegram to this
effect was received here toduy by rep
resentatives of the international organiia
tion from V. D. Mahon, president of the
parent body.
Maboii declares that the action is the
outcome of the "insubordination and re
fusal" of the local division to abide by
the laws and rules of the association.
8ALT8BURQ, Pa., Dec 14.-L. II.
Shaner, general foreman for the rolling
mill department of the United States
Steel corporation at Gary, Ind., discovered
tonight that everything In his home had
been carted away by robbers.
Shaner was ordered to Gary three weeks
ago. His wife and family went to Apollo,
Pa., and the house was closed. Shaner
returned today to prepare his household
goods, valued at 3.600, for shipment to
Indiana. The house waa bare. Hhaner re
ported the loss to hit brother, tie sheriff.
Omaha Suspends Business Activities
and Throws Open Floodgates
of Yuletide Cheer.
Evergreens Bend with Presents for
the Rich and Poor Alike.
Liberal Donations Made by Business
Men to Employes.
Charitable Organisations Are Heady
with Appropriate rroarame and
Christmas Will lie Every
where Observed.
A merry Christmas! -
Omaha, will rest and feast today. The
entire city will observe Christmas, busi
ness activities being suspended where
possible and religious services superced
ing them. Santa Claus will bring Joy to
hundreds of children in the city today,
visiting ell who were overlooked Inst
night. Christmas trees, Yulettd . songs
and appropriate exercises in all churches
and by the several charitable orga-t?a-tlons
and full bills at all the theCrs
will provide the entertainment and 're
stitute the observance of the day. ' ,i
Santa Claus found a hearty welcome
when he came tripping Into town last
night. Before him fell all doubts -which
had threatened his very existence. The
youngsters and many of the. older ones
whoso spirit is still the spirit of youth
unblushlngly acknowledge that old Saint
Nick Is a person of flenh and blood and
a warm heart, and in prooi tnereoi ex
hibit fat checks, baskets of substantial
wearing apparel and heaps of rich food
his gifts.
Few Places Open.
Only the postoffice, the cafes anft
hotels, a few cigar stores and drug sTores
and the railway stations will be open
today. The street car men and the tele
phone girlB, of course, will have to work.
Some of the groceries and meat markets
will be open In the morning.
Banks, large retail stores, the factories,
the jobbing houses, tit Grain exchange,
the courthouse, city hall and railroad
offices will be closed, thus giving their
employes two days off In succession.
Both' the Boyd and Brandels theaters
will be open again after several dark
nights last week and there will be
"something doing" at every theater in
town both this afternoon and evening.
Outside of theatrical- performances,
Christmas tree programs, church services
and turkey shoots, the Christmas celebra
tion, for the most part will be In the
bosom of the family.' The streets today
are expected to' look as deserted as on
Sunday. Some of the hotels and cafes
Will Jo a big business in serving Christ
mas dinners to small parties.
Christmas la Churches.
-Christmas services were held at many
of the churches yesterday, at some ther
will be held this morning and at some
tonight. Sunday school Christmas tree
programs began Friday night and there
will be more tonight.
Thanks to the spirit of generosity mani
fested by the public, hundreds will have
good Christmas dinners today who could
not have paid for them from their own
purses. The Salvation Army and the
Volunteers of America gave out 2,000
baskets tilled with Christmas provisions,
on Saturday. The Elks provided forty
worthy families with food and ordered
coal wherever it was found to be needed.
Hundreds of boys and girls will go to
the City Mission today to get the gifts
that have been provided for them.
Most of the chartlable Institutions of
the city will hold their celebrations today,
with Christmas trees and gifts and special
dinners for their charges. At the hospitals
the nurses and attendants have decorated
the rooms of the patients with holly.
Employes Are) Remembered.
Many of the large mercantile institu
tions of the city gave presents to their
employees Saturday. All tha banks made
cash glftsxto their employees. Her at
Co., Paxton & Gallagher, National Roof
ing company, Holmqulst Elevator com
pany, Merrlam & Millard company.
United States Supply company, Fair
banks-Morse Company, Baum Iron com
pany, H. J. Hughes company, Johnson-
Danforth company, Swarts Printing com
pany, C. N. Diets Lumber company,
Maney Milling company andMhe Wooden
Box and Package company presented their
emplpyecs with turkey. Sheriff Brailey
gave a turkey to each of his twelve
deputies and Brailey & Dorrance sent
turkeys to the hospitals. The Crane com
pany's Christmas gift to each employe
was a check for 10 per cent of the amount
of his annual salary. The McCord-Brady
company gave each employe a check for
an amount equal to his vacation pay,
whetherhe took a vacation or not. The
Payne Investment company distributed
shares of slock In the company among
The Gayety theater will give a Christ
mas dinner for the show people and em
ployees tonight after the show.
The Knights of Columbus will provide
Christmas cheer for the orphans at St.
James' orphanage.
Newsies who sell The Bee and World
Herald, will be given a big feed at the
Jacobs Memorial hall at 11 o'clock this
morning. V
Mrs. Erlanger Gets
Decree of Divorce
NYACK, N. Y., Dec. 24.-Mrs. Adelaide
Louise Erlanger obtained an Interlocutory
decree of divorce here todsy from Abra
ham L. Erlanger, the theatrical manager,
with 11.600 a month alimony.
Mrs. Erlanger and her husband sepa
rated two years ago and she began suit
against him last summer. A. S. Hall was
appointed referee and It was on his re
port that Supreme Court Justice Tomp
kins acted today. Counsel for Erlanger
moved for a sealing of the referee's re
port, but Justice VTompklns said there
was no authority In law for sealing any
thing but the evidence and on that he
reversed his derlxlon.
Ine pspers will be filed in the office
of the clerk of Rockland county, where
Mrs, Erlanger Uvea,
Mr --pife(
David Stepsay, Assistant Manager of
Store, Receives Broken Neck.
Edward McGrath Held by Police
following Fatal Fall of Mam
Who Reprimands Him for
Spilling; Sweets.
Death from a broken neck was the
lot of David Stepsay, asslstsnt general
manager of a ten-cent store on Six
teenth, near Farnam Saturday after
noon, -when he reprimanded a man for
knocking a sack of candy from a counter.
Edward McGrath, Sl South Thirty
fifth avenue, whom Stepsay encountered
while a number of persona looked on, was
arrested by Officer Cunningham, who I
was In the store when the fight begairT
Stepsay was on his hands and knees
with McGrath standing over him when
the patrolman arrived.
When an attempt was made to assist
Stepsay, he waes found to be dead.
Police Surgeon C. H. Peppers and Dr.
N. F. Stelner were called to attend
Stepsay. After a cursory examination it
first was believed that his death waa due
to heart trouble, there being no marks
which would indicate that McGrath's
blows had killed him.
Coroner Crosby t$ok the body and -on
making an examination last night found
the man's neck had been broken.
Knocks Candy to Floor.
The fatal encounter started when Mc
Grath In taking a piece of candy from
the counter after telling the clerk, he
was going to "steal" It, knocked a sack
to the floor.
Stepsay was walking behind McGrath
and a companion, F. J. Riley, 610 North
Fiftieth street. When he rebuked the
man for taking the candy, McGrath
turned upon him with an oath, according
to Police Officer Cunningham. .
Stepsay quickly took off his spectacles,
threw them onto the candy counter and
grabbed McGrath by the shoulders. Mc
Grath then caught the manager by the
throat and the two dropped to. the floor,
Stepsay falling on his hands and knees.
Miss Nellie Hlnlsh, ffTOG North Twenty
fourth street, who was In charge of the
candy counter, told a different story. She
said that as Stepsay readied downward
to pick up the candy which McGrath had
knocked from the counter, McGrath
struck him in the face.
Stepsay from East.
Stepsay was 27 years old and had been
In the employ of the same firm for about
eight years. He came to Omaha from
Altoona, Pa., when the Omaha store was
opened. He has been living at the Flomar
hotel. Ills mother at letrolt, his home,
was notified of his death last night.
An autopsy will be held this morning
and Coroner Crosby has set the time of
the Inquest at S o'clock Tuesday after
McGrath is employed by the Western
Electric company. He Is 23 years old.
I was walking along in front of the
transfer station near tha candy counter
when the floorwalker Jumped on my back
nd fell dead," McGrath told Captain
Dempsey at the station, "I am sorry for
him. It wasn't my fault."
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.-At the bed
side of his wife In Canton, O., Associate
Justice Day of the supreme court has
written an opinion dispelling much un
certainty about bankruptcy proceedings.
Last Monday Chief Justice White an
nounced In court that the opinion would
bo recorded and the printed opinion has
Just been filed iu the clerk's office.
Among other things decided were these:
That the state court cannot entertain
a suit on a debt by a creditor against a
debtor, when a federal court anywhere
in the United States is passing on a
petition to declare the debtor a bank
rupt. But a federal court cannot take five
years to pass on the petition, allowing
some creditors Co manage the debtor's
business. That would amount to deny
ing the patltiua.
Also it was held that tjje Beekman
Lumber company of Missouri could sue
In the Missouri . state courts the Acme
Harvester company of Peoria, III., de
spite bankruptcy proctedlnss la XiUsols
k1i.ii? Yon One mid
a Mcriy, Merry Xinas .
Reward Offered for
Young Man Charged
With Girl's Death
ELK FALLS, Kan., Dec. 24.-A reward
for the arrest of Don Hrlttalh was of
fered today by Elk county officials after
a coroner's Jury had returned a verdict
that Rrlttaln had caused the death of
Miss Maude Bingham, his sweetheart.
Brlttaln .took Miss Bingham out driv
ing in a buggy Sunday afternoon, No
vember 26. Late at night he returned to
the home of his stepfather, Burr Rey
nolds, a prominent farmer near here,
and shouted:
"Come quick, Maude has fainted."
Miss Bingham waa found crouffhed
down In tha buggy rtgad. Brlttaln disap
peared after explaining that the girl had
become in after eating candy. An au
topsy held the next morning disclosed the
girl's condition, A sample of the candy
wan analysed but found to contain no
poison. The coroner's jury held that
death was due to chloroform.
Storm Off Coast of
France Costs Lives
of Crew of Steamer
.BORDEAUX, Deo. 24.-The Uraguayan
steamer Rafael, from Montevideo, has
been wrecked off Coubre Point on tho
west coast of France, at the mouth of
the Gironde. The Rafael carried a crew
of twenty-flVe men. Five bodies have been
washed ashore.
The coast continues In the grip f the
storm, which has lasted for several days.
A score of sailing vessels have been driven
on the rocks, the crews being rescued
with difficulty. All incoming vessels re
port damage, and several of them have
had men' swept overboard by the heavy
The steamer Rafael hailed from Monte
video and was built In 1890. It mis
tered 2,341 tons.
Nitro Left in Vault
Frightens Experts
WARRENSBURO, Mo Dec. 24.-Safe-
blowers, who were frightened away be
fore they had finished entering the vault
of tho Warrcnsburg postoffloe have left
Kovurnment officials here a knotty prob
lem to solve. The ' robbers first blew
tlio outer door of the vault and when
frightened away hud filled the cracks of
tho outer door with nitroglycerin. Tho
attempt to rob the postoffice was made
Wednesday night and since then officials
here have tiled In vain to find a safe
expert who will enter tho Inner doors.
All experts who have been summoned
refuxed to touch the safa ssylnir the
chances for an explosion are too great
to take the iIkU.
llOMh, Dec. M. All the members of
the Sacred culli'Ke, at present In Rom
were rereivea today ny the pope, to
whom they presented their Christmas
Fur the firnt time In tlio history of the
church at such a ceremony three Amerl
can cardinals were present, namely. Car
dliials Farley, O'Connell and Falconio.
The audience lasted a considerable time.
The dean of the cardinals expressed the
felicitations of the Sacred college, after
which conversation became general, each
cardinal personally congratulating the
DENVER. Dec. 34. While attempting
111 "wild west" fashion to fulfill his boast
that he could twill a revolver 011 his fin
ger, discharging a bullet In a target with
every revolution, Fred Randall, 21 years
old, seriously wounded himself today. At
the first revolution of the weapon It was
discharged prematurely and Itamlull sunk
to the floor with a bullet in his groin.
Randall Is a coal miner and strike
breaker from Louisville. He was rushed
to a hosi'lial. His .condition is serious.
I .-
Investigation of Legality of Quota
tion Committee Planned.
Newly Elected Insurgent Treasurer
Says-Committee Will Re Abol
ished If Foaad to Violate
tho Law.
ELGIN, III., Dec, 24. Investigation of
the legality of the quotation committee
of the Elgin butter board in reference to
tho Sherman anti-trust law will be the
first offiolal action of the newjy elected
Insurgent officers of the board, accord'
Ing to J. P. Mason, treasurer, who out'
lined future plans of tha board In. the
absenot from the city of Charles H
Potter, who was elected president of
the board today.
Question of whether this price commit
tee waa operated In violation of the
Sherman law was raised by "Insurgent"
buttermen at the annual election Of di
rectors last Monday.
"Federal laws will be Inquired into,"
Mr. Mason aald, "and the question of the
legullty of the quotation committee set
tled. There has been considerable dls
cunslon on this point. The board wants
to do business on the square. The ma
jority of the directors are strongly In
favor of retaining the quotation commit
tee, but if it Is found to be operated In
violation of the Sherman law it will be
Mr, Mason expressed doubt that the
board would be successfully operated
He said no other radical changes front
the policy of the former administration
would be made, in the near future at
without the quotation committee.
'We have got to regulate our.' price
according to other markets," he said.
Without the price commutes we would
be handicapped to an extent."'.
Methods to Bo Changed. .
With Mr. Potter's election as president
there was expected to come a change In
the man net of operating the board, which
fixes butter prices In the middle west and
la a standard fur . America. The new
president's idea was to abolish the quo
tations committee entirely.
This committee was the basis of the
insurgency" in the board, it operates
with the full power of the board aim
may change or rescind Its action at will.
It was contended by the insurgents that
the committee operated In violation of
the Sherman anti-trust law.
For twenty-two years this committee
has been in full oliurge of Elgin butter
quotations. John Newman, deposed as
president, after seventeen year of serv
ice, predicted that no change could be
made in the power of the commlttoe with
out killing tho prominence of the Elgin
market. Among the Insurgents there is
a faction that believes in the mainte
nance of the committee, but iu fixing the
published standard price by the actual
aalcs on the board.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. The president
today declined to pardon Charles W.
Morse. The explanation of Ills decision
is contained in the following statement
Issued from the White House:
"The president toduy called Into consul
tation the surgeon general of the army,
the surgeon general of the navy and
Major M, A. Delaney, medical corps, V.
H. A., on the report of the board of
physicians at Atlanta as to the physical
condition of Charles W. Morse. After
full consideration of tha report as ex
plained to him by them the president was
not satisfied that Immediate action was
necessary, but directed that he be kept
fully advised at frequent Intervals of any
Hoy Suspected of Murders.
DERUY, Conn., Dec. t4.-Edward Dl
Ixniato. It years old, wus arrested here
this afternoon ly a detective from the
office of the district attorney at Al
bany, N. Y , 011 suspicion of knowing
soni'-thlng of the murder of the Morm-r
family at Iie.fretvtllo, Rennsalear
county, New York. 1I Donato expressed
his willingness to go to Alhsiiy and letl
shortly uftortvards iu custody of an
offlcvp .
Imperial Envoy and Foreign Secre
tary of Rebels' Cabinet at Shang
hai Issne Statements.
Wu Ting-Fang Appeals to Sympathy
of United States.
Tang Shao Ti Expects to Show
World New China.
Representative nf lasarcenta As
serts Establishment of Repablte
Will Benefit All Nations Hav
ing to Do with Empire. '
SHANGHAI. Dec., 2I.-Tang Shoa Y1,
the Imperial plenipotentiary appointed by
Premier Yuan Shi Kal and Wu Ting
Fang, the foreign secretary of the revolu
tionary cabinet, the principal figures In
the peace conference here, today gave
out signed statements setting forth their
views. That from Tang Shoa Yl, who is
Yuan Shl Kai's personal representative.
Is as follows:
"The situation In China today demands
caution and deliberation and also tha
highest form of patriotism, which means
the subordination of everything to the
welfare of our country. I am trying my
best to settle all major differences as a
result of this conference and show the
world a new China, strong, autonomous
and peaceful, and a whole people prosper
ous. We won't divide China. I want
peace here and throughout the world, but
dread any form of intervention."'
Wu Ting-Fang's statement follows:
"Greetings to tha people of the United
States and the world, from a representa
tive of a newly formed Bister republic.
We hope and expect to accomplish our
great purpose. When that Is done Jt
will benefit not only the people of China,
but all nations with which we are com
mercially and diplomatically connected.
"I feel sure that all nations sympathise
with us In our struggle for liberty, free
dom and better government- I confidently
expect that the nations will remain
strictly neutral, as they have declared
themselves to be, until our conflict la
Hospitals Hake Ready.
PEKINO, Dec. 24. Word comes from
Pao Ting Fu, Which la one of tha im
portant military centers, that the hos
pitals there are making preparations to
care for many wounded, who are expected
to be brought there. soon.
This is taken to Indicate, along; with
other signs, that the imperial government
Intends to renew hostilities. It is be
lieved that Premier Tuan Shi Kal sees
the hopelessness of the peace confer
ence which Is now going on at Shanghai
and evidently desires to repeat the moral
effect of the capture of Han Tang by
rvtaklng Wu Chang, which, under the
present conditions, should fall easily to
tha Imperialists.
An edict. Issued In the dignified terms
which have characterised such documents
since Yuan Shl Kal assumed the pre
miership, confers posthumous honors on
the imperialist commander who committed
suicide when the city of Choa Chow waa
captured by the rebels. This one of
many such honors recently bestowed by
Premier Yuan, which the former regent
did not dors to bestow, and it means
that Yuan Shl Kal ' has not been In
timated. Thirteen Babies Born
in Three-Year Period
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okl., Dec. 24.-ls
recent complaint that the railway station
waiting room at Boynton, Okl., was with
out fire on a bitterly cold day led to tbe
discovery today that J. M. Jackson and
his wife srj parents of thirteen children,
born la three years. Their fourteenth
child, a son, la now 14 years old.
Five years ago the Increase in the Jack
son family became marked. Tha twins
are now I years old. Triplets succeeded
the twins In twelve months, and In an
other year triplets aftaln, made their ap
pearance, but on year after the last
triplets came five 'children on the same
T'ie last five are alive, but the health
of the whole family, Jackson says, was
Impaired by the absence of warmth 1
the Boynton waiting room.
OLVEY. Ark., Dec. 24. Because his
11-year-old sister refused to share her
Christmas candy with him, 13-year-old
Bryan Brldwell, according to the polloo
and members of the family, blew oft tho
little girl's head with a shotgun. Ha
suggested the division as they were re
turning home from their shopping ex
pedition and when she demurred he
threatened her with a shotgun, which
was discharged when the trigger caught
In his coat as he raised the weapon.
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