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Railway Company's Acquisi
tion of Southern Pacific Stock
Is Declared Illegal.
MUST BE DISSOLVED.
Drastic Decision Excludes Rule
Of Reason Allowed in Other
Trust Busting Cases.
WASHINGTON, rec. r. -Declaring II
safgl the Harriman railroad and ship
ping monopoly, the Supreme Court to
day sustained the Oovrrnment'e "trust
buattng" twit by ordering dissolved the
fierier of the Southern Pacific, Union
Pacific and "Salt Lake" Railroads.
Harr,min' monument of railroad
and Paelflc coast shipping combines was
held to he a gross violation of the
barman Anti-Trust Uw.
Tbs highest eonrt emphatically re
fnssg to Invoke its "rule of reason"
laid dsn la the Standard OU and To
aecce Trust easts te approve tha raU
raal eemtrlB. The merger was declared
"nareaaoaably" la restraint of trad.
Ownership rp tha Xarrlman "Bail
Mauri of S per oen. of all Southern
eotn stock la declared Illegal and
roaadly disapproved hp the oourt.
Tho court, however, ruled that a plan
might be submitted to the lower court
for approval which would permit the
Union Paclflc to retain the Central Pa
otflo (now called Southern PacWIe) con
neotlon from Ogdem to San Francisco
aad thereby to control that line to the
eoaat. thus affecting such a continuity
of tha Union PacitV and Central Ph
eiflc from the Missouri River to San
Francis,-., as wan contemplated by the
Vstt of Congress linger which they
weft oonstruoted. The decision speclne
aly holds that nothing In It shall
bo construed as prohibiting such a plan
beaag passed on by the lower court.
DECISION OF THE COURT WAS
Th Interest of the Harriman Com
pany la the Atnhleon, Topeka and
Santa Fa and "Salt Lake" Railroads
was bald not lllagsl.
Ths oourt directed the Circuit Court
f Utah to take charge of the dissolu
tion of interests of the Southern Partite
took bald by the Union Pacific
Presentation of the plans to the 8u
nrarae Court of the Unite. I States within
tares months Is ordered.
TSa decision was unanimous, Justice
Vandaventer taking no part. In in
aouaelng ths opinion Justice Pay said
"This Court reaches the decision that
tha Vnlon Pacific and Southern Pacific
systems, prior to the stock purchase,
war competitors engaged In Interstate
commerce, acting Independently as to
a large amount of such carrying trad.-,
and that since the acquisition of the
stock In question the dominating power
of the Union Pacific has suppressed
competition between the systems and
effected a combination In restraint of
, Interstate commerce within the pro
hibitions of the act.
"In ord. r to enforce the statute the
Court Is required to forbid the duln.i.
In the fulure of ana like those which
are found to have bean 'lone in vlola
uon thereof .uid to en let a Agorae
bloh mill effectually dlieolve the com
bination found to exist In violation of
"The decree should provide an m
Juaetloa against the right to vote 'hie
jtook while In the ownership or oon
trot of the Union PgalftO Company, or
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AVIATOR SUES FOR $10 000.
si. Yin titlane Wnea't D
llrerrd Ih h
Henry St t'vi . the Marathon i. inner,
now an aviator, tile.i a eull to-daj In
the Supreme Cuurt demandlnd llO.Mtl
i row the Arroplanea, Motor ami Kqulp
raant Co. of No, I7u Uroadway, for
failure to deliver tu him a biplane on
Nov. H He i.ays the non-appearance
of aba machine made it impossible for
him to keep en engagement to give ex
hibitions of thing In the Republic of
Haytl tor which he waa to receive the
amount sued for.
no extha fJJUBQI Fan it.
tarrrtU'iiitriit tor Th World my he left t
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Justice Likely to Demand Ex
planation from Heads of
It was repor'd to-day that Justice
Ooff had exprcss.l Indignation over the
special favors that were ehown to
Charles H. Hyde, convicted of bribery,
by the heads of the Department of Cor
rection. It was said by those who had
discussed the subject with the Supreme
''ourt Justice that he was likely to ca.i
upon both Commissioner Whitney and
his Deputy. Mr. Wright, for an ex
planation of why they were providing
the former City Chamberlain wrth de
luxe accommodations In the Tombe and
making public declarations of hia Inno
cence after a Jury bad founj Itlffl guilty.
In an alleged interview published to
dty Deputy Commissioner Wright wai
msde to say that he had catered to tho
c m;ort of Mr. Hyde becue he be
lieved In his Innocence. In a eupple
mental statement made to-day Mi
Wright revised the Interview.
"I did not say," he declared, "that i
was providing Mr. Hyde with the best
possible accommodations because I be
lieved In his innocence. I did say I be
lieved In Mr. Hyde's Innocence and I do
believe In his Innocrnre. But the rea
son Mr. Hyde was lodged In the War
den's room, so-called, was because the
Tombs physician urged that It woul tl
he a gieat hardship to Ur. Hyde I"
compel a man of his size to sltop on I
cell cot. Upon this recommendation I
provided Mr. Hyde with more commo
dious quarters This was entirely an.l
exclusively within the provlr. e of the
Department of Corrections, ami I sc.
no reason why 1 should be called upor.
to make explanation for what amour.. ...
to purely a humane action."
For the ftret time since hie conviction
for Urinary and his Imprisonment In
the Tombs Hyde appeared to-day to
have recovered from the despondency
that had maa kd hi.- beailng after he
heard the jury's eidlct.
The former City Chimberlain was re
ported to be much more cheerful, an I
to the few he spoke to he expreised con
fidence In the ultimate reversal of the
Judgment of Justice Golf's Court He
still refueed to see any Interviewers and
had few vlsltora Warden Hanley ra
lorted that Hyde ha. I enjoyed a hearty
bteakfast and seemed to be feeling In
letter spirits and more at ease.
Hyde oocuples a four-ruom apartment.
lth bath. There are no etael barn
. roes his windows or doors, and In has
i "truaty" for a special messenger. The
Mstrict-Attorney's office, it Is aald, wll.
auk the Grand Jury to Inquire why euoh
special privileges are granted Hyde ami
refused to other prisoners.
The reports from the District-Attorney's
ofltc taat there was some mys
tery about (he fact of Hyde's naturall
latlon as an AmariOM citisen proved to
have iittll lo.indatlon upon the exami
nation of the records of the County
Cleik'e office in Brooklyn, which ghowad
that the former city official became a
I'nlted States citizen on Sept. 23, 182.
The mystery was made out of the fact
that when Hyde was oonvlcted he oould
not recall the date of his naturalisation.
The records show that h reoelved his
citizenship papers from Judge William
J. Obbonu: of the old City Court of
Brooklyn! Hyde did nut state his age
or his birthplace In his naturalization
paptis. He iworg that he had been ..
lis. dent In the country nioro than five
years and tha dwell. t n the State for
one year H .ive N. I I.efterte Pla 'e
Brooklyn, as hit gddretA
It was skid at the Criminal Courts
today tiut Joseph Q. Robin, convicted
of stealing -7 'i from toe Washington
Savings Rank, would not be permitted
to go tcott free, no matter how muoh
assistance he has been to th State In
the trials of William J. Cummins, Jo
seph B. Relclmiann nd Hyde. It la be
lieved that Justice Sea bury of the Su
preme Court, before whom Robin en
tered his plea of guilty, will Impose
sentence upon the bank wrecker within
a week, and that, despite all former
stories, Hobln will be given a short
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lark World I.
WHO IS CRITICISED
FOR FA VORS TO HYDE.
LAST SESSION OF
Reminders of Democratic Vic
tory as Members of Both
Branches Take Seats.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 2. Congress met
promptly at noon to-day for the short
er salon that will terminate with the In
coming of the Democratic Admmlnlstra
t'on. March 4. Crowds In the galleries
looked down on the animated scenee on
the floor as Speaker Clark, In the House,
an l Senator Bacon, presiding In the Sen
ate, rapped the respective bodies to
order at the atroke of 12.
It was not quite 12 o'clock whan Sena
tor Bacon. President pro tern., took the
hair at the desk of the late Vlce
1 'resident Sherman and rapped for order
In the Senate. Senators surged through
the doors at the last moment, and It
took some time to secure order for the
prayer by the chaplain. Rev. U. O. B.
Failure of members of the House to
reach the floor delayed the opening of
the session In the House about one min
ute after the hour of noon. When
Speaker Hark climbed the stairs to the
rnstrum he was greeted by ajplause and
.hcers from the floor and crowded gal
leries. When the prayer was concluded a
burst of applause greeted Hepresentatlve
William Suiter. Governor-elect of New
York, as he took his seat.
The roll call by States followed.
Whtn the name of former Speaker
Gannon wae called the members rose
snd applauded and cheered the veteran
legislator whose services at thla seselon
will oonclude forty years In the halls
of Congreas. "Uncle Joe" roes In his
place and bowed his acknowledgment
of the greeting.
After the adoption of the customary
resolution to appoint members of a
Joint committee to notify the President
that Congreea had assembled Senator
Lodge moved that the Senate meet to
morrow at 11 o'clock. It waa adopted
without dehte. the purpose helng to
give time for the reading of President
Taft's message before ths hour aet for
the oonvenlng of the Ardhbald ooum of
lmpoaohment at 12.30.
Senator Root gave the Senate the
formal notification of the daath of Vice
Resolutions were adopted conveying
the Senates eympathy to the family
of the late Vire-1'reHldent
Senator Borah prosented the notifi
cation of the death of his colleague.
Senator Hevbiirn. and Senator Smith
of Maryland that of the death of
1 Senator Raynrr. Attain resolutions of
sorron were adopt, -.1 ami after a tog.
Slon f twentytW0 minutes the Senate
gdJOU nd out of pea Pact to the memory
Of Vlc-Presldent Sherman and Sen
ator Heyburn and Itayner.
lour new members were sworn In In
the IIii.i i They we: a lwla L Morgan
of Louis. ana, who succeeds the lute
KcprcM n: atlve Wlckllffe; Archibald C.
Hart, who succeeds Representative)
Hughes of New Jersey, elected to the
Senate; George C. Scott, who succeeds
the late Itcpi euentatlve Hubbard of
Iowa, anl ICdwln A. Merrltt, who suc
ceeds the late Representative George
Malby from New York.
The House, after a section of one hour
and tan minutes, adjourned until noon
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RUSSIA MADLi BY GERMANY
SWEEP BIG LINERS;
Carmania, Cameronia and the
New York Arrive, Bat
tered by Fierce Storm.
Passengers Panic Stricken as
Water Breaks Down Doors
and Pours Into Portholes.
A terrific storm which awept across
the Atlantic last week smashed and
battered three westbound liners which
Tea, he.l port to-day from twenty-four to
thirty-six hours behind their schedule.
The New York of the American line,
the Carmania of the Cunard line and
the Cameronia of the Anchor line are
the vessels which bore the full brunt
of the hurricane.
Passengers on all three ships were
kept below during most of the voyage.
Bent and twisted stanchions and rails,
crushed lifeboats and life rafts, broken
port lights, dented bulwarka, battered
bridges and funnels encrusted with salt
bore wltnesa to-day to the height and
power of the waves.
Passengers told stories of waking up
In the night to find their stateroom!
knee deep with water. On the New
York and Carmania, It became neces-
sary to abandon portions of the second
cabin, which were flooded by water
which swept through companlonwaya
from the main deck and through broken
PASSENGERS WERE WARNED
The three vessels ventured out Into
the Atlantic from the Irish coast
at about the same time, Nov. 21.
Nasty weather was encountered at
once. On Tuesday and Wednesday,
passengers were warnod ag.tlnst ventur
ing on deck. On Friday and Saturday
It would have been Impossible for any
of the passengers to venture out of the
section reserved for cabins an.l saloons.
I-'ew appeared at meals, and the stew
ards and stewardesses had one of the
busiest voyages of their experience
The promenade deck of the New York
was almost completely under water for
four hours last Friday.
The American liner fared worst. At
9 o'clock Friday morning she ran lnf
a hurricane which lasted for five hours.
The wind blew from 90 to 100 miles an
hour and waves, described by the
veteran Capt. Roberts as the highest
he ever saw, swept the vessel con
tinually. Capt. Roberts and his officers, fore
seeing the storm, had made their ship
snug and ordered all passengers below,
but their precautions did not save parts
of the vessel a good drenching. Three
lifeboats and five life rafts were
smashed and part of the starboard rail
aft on the main deck was carried away.
A great wave awept the after saloon
companion door from Its hinges. The
water swept In, broke down a partition
and deluged parts of the second cabin.
A few male passengers who had visited
the smoking room early were unable to
leave It while the storm was on. Pres
eott, the smoking room steward, eald
he aaw nothing but water rushing by
the porte for four hours.
PASSENGERS THOUGHT SHIP
The Carmania ran into a terrific
storm last Tuesday afternoon. The
second cabin was flooded and some of
the paasengers, finding their staterooms
knee-deep In water, oecarns panic
stricken, thinking the ship waa sink
ing. On Friday and Saturday, the Car
majila ran through the worm that bat
tered the New York. The Cameronia
bucked a succession of hurricanes.
Mrs. Robert J. Wynne, wife of the
former Consul General in London, was
a passenger on ths New York. Sha
went abroad some weeks ago, to pla'e
her boys In school and was accom
panied, on her return, by her daughter,
Ituth B. Smith.
My daughter." explained Mrs.
Wvnne, suddenly marrnsl Mr Frank
Austin fenlthi of London, a s .ont time
ago. Wnile It was not an elopement. I
the marriage was IMOgpes t.-d Ingof&r
is I was .inclined. Mr. Smith Is a
tine young man and after a vUlt Willi
me my uaugnter win return to ner
husband's Country home in L'ngland. "
SAM SCHEPpTsTILL HERE.
calls at Aaalstant District-A ttor
Ham Schepps, one of the four In
formers In the Becker case, called at
the iVImlnal Courts Building thla after
noon and visited the office of Assistant
District-Attorney J. Robert Rubin.
Mr. Rubin was not In and Scheppe
lad, aay sag be would return later.
TERROR IN CABINS
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IN ACTRESS'S SUIT
Theatrical Manager Denounces
Laweyr in Court; Calls
WOMAN WANTS 25,00O.
Producer Says He Signed Life
Salary Contract to Avoid
A bitter denunciation of Max I).
Steuer by Abraham L. Krlunger, In
which the attorney was called a per
jurer, blackmailer and Jurv flier
marked thla afternoon's trial of the
suit brought by Kdlth St. Clair, a mu
sical comedy actress, against Klaw A
Lrlangei. to recover $26,000 on a con- '
tract. Mr. Steuer la Miss St. Clair's
eouneel and drew up an agreement I
wheroby the theatrical managers were
to make ten annual payments of f 2.K00
each to supplant an oral agreement I
whereby she was to receive at least ,
76 a week for life.
Thla agreement presented by Mr.
Steuer, who, the defenee claims, threat
ened a "nasty scandal." was In nature
of blackmail, and waa so termed at the
time, Aug. T, 1909, acoordlng to Er
langer. ftdmond L. Mooney. trial lawyer for
Mist St. Clair, was sparring with Mr.
Erlanger over dates and testimony given
at the flrat trial when tht explosion
STEUER GENTLE AT FIRST,
The prominent theajtrl-al man had
been replying to questions In a low tone,
almost a whimper He was asked shout
Mr. Hteuer's attitude when he came to
K i Winger's office to discuss a settle
ment. "He was as gentle as a lamb," said
the witness. "Ho stsrted his talk quiet
ly and In smooth whispers told me
what I should do. He was suave and
gentle, the same way that he cornea
Into court, an.l he got me like he does
the Juries. Only he got a verdict quick
er." Mr. Mooney. when the witness had
flu. shed, ssked:
"So you made no bargain with Mr.
Steuer? You simply agreed to pay him
irS.ftOO Iae conditions meant nothing?"
The conditions represented by the
agreement meant everything. I would
have paid gSOO.OOO or IM.-00.000 Just as
The defense ejalme the money was
paid to prevent the breaking up f
Mr. Mooney started on a new t. Ii
and wound up by saying.
"So Mr. Steuer, then. Is a liar?"
"Yes, double-dyed!" snapped tha wit
ness. "And you are true?"
"Well, I guess you could collect more
on my reputation than on his Ask any
bank. Or on your.', too, Mr Mooney."
"You probably have more money,"
said the attorney with a smile.
"And more honor." broke In the the
"We'll see about that later."
There was a short lull when Mr
"So your fight Is against Mr. Steuer
and not my client?"
DENOUNCES LAWYER, FORGIVES
SINGER WHO SUES.
"Tou're not Miss flt cialr'e lawyer,
and you know it. " said Erlanger. "You
represent the lawye- who represented
'Bridgle' Webber. He s a blackmailer,
a perjurer and a Jury fixer I'm fight
ing this case to see if a man like Max
Bteuer can practice law In this city.
I've placed my grievance with the Bar
Association and also have gone to the
Dlatrlct-Attorney They know he's a
"As for Mitt St ilalr. she kept her
faith. But Steuer nmn'i satisfied and
kept crying for mora money. He
couldn't gi to the Klondike so he went
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PENSION I' RESI DEN TS
$2,000 A MONTH IS
BILL IN CONGRESS.
WASHINGTON. Her !. Pensions for
all future ex-Presidents, of the I'nltod
States at a rate of t'.'.Om a month; their
widows at the rate of 11. 'Ol a month
enil all miliar 'hlldrer: In Oftag their par
ents are dead at SJun a month were
recommended n a bill Introduced to-day
by Representative De Forest. Democrat
of New York.
He also proposed a constitutional
amendment flxlng the President's term
at six ytava and making him Ineligible
for re-eleoBoa. .
" Circulation Books Open to
WHO SCORED LA WYER
AT HEARING TO-DAY.
aNKWIOb H Y
ABRAHAM L. ERLANGER
MAY LURK IN THIS
If You Can Find It, Go to It
We've Done Our
Homer, smite your btOOfntn' lyre!
Orpheus, tune up your tortoise shell
Mtharl Sing all of the fortunes that
did beset Ont bushel of Henry
Now, Henry Sclimelke s an nystenman
and his beds are on lluffle Bar, Ja
maica Bay, oLng (Island way-from
Canarsle Beach afar. ills eye was
peeled Hen went heeled for any ran
dom poacher, until one day. we regret
to say. he collared an encroacher.
One bushel fair of oysters rare frum
Hank's own bed, 'twas thus he said,
had been stitch,..) without much rlak-u.
His nvlghisir bagged, to station dragged,
waa Warnm H Francisco.
"I'he law the law!" Hank Schmelke
yelled, as the caltilT to a court was
haled. Ills Honor Magistrate O'Connor
ordered the prisoner to the cloisters
of higher Justice and II. my Mchtnelke
smelled the oysters.
' Eftsoonsl Eftsoonsl" Hen chmelke
cried. 'The evidence'll be on tha frits.
Take this fellow down to Brooklyn,
where the Supreme Court Justice sits. "
And so he went, mi time was spent eon
vlctlng W. H. Francisco, but, alas for
fragile evidence' Those oysters yielded
assorted scents to make ttie nuse of Jus
Convlctel by the Supreme Court,
Francisco took the verdict with derision
and through his lawyer made his plea
before the Appel-late ilvlslon. So up
the oysters went that contumacious
property-untll the ben. h thla message
'Bring hither the corpus delicti:"
The Oourt of Appeals, for woe or
weal, reversed tiie louer court's con
viction and so by worthy gotlog proved
Franclsoos inasaa'.led prediction that
freed he be and -come six, come seven,
those ruined oysters he'd replevin. Not
only that, but mark ye well ere this
those nyeters sure did
Well. FTlsnd P ran Cisco had his Inning,
the whole etise fr,m the beginning re
viewed has been In civil suit against
Friend Hank 1'or false utmi, the
papers say, and for HtOat PMga oysters
II ink has to thank unhioky stars the
day he ever started clr .relocation on
lot nol Ming called "malicious prose -u-tlon
"Five hundred bones," In sprightly
tones, has come the vei.itct of the ury
In Justice r.,rret.-,,n's Otttipt thl day
And for ehtltolk. In a fury, there .a
nothing but tu pay.
Homer, sing this song wlih feeling.
Opph', tear Off s..fii. 'thing swell of ho a
one little oyster -t.aling may raise one
Wosisn Jsmpril to llralh.
ORJJUBN WHJH, Conn., Her J Mrs.
Delia MdDonoUgh, wife of John .a efO.
DonoUfh, committed mMctde yesterday
by J. imping from h MOOnd story win
dow of the Qreanwlch Qanaral KoxpltsJ
the had been a patient In the hooplt .1
for several weeks and suddenly heca g
Inenne She leaves two children, ono
three weoks old and another two years
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FOOD FOR THOUGHT
WKATIIKIt-Raln lo -
WARNING TO RUSSIA,
GERMANY READY TO
FIGHT FOR AUSTRIA
Kaiser's Imperial Chancellor De
clares, "We Will Draw Sword to
Assist Our Ally" in Any Con
flict Over Servia's Demands.
"Will Keep Compact and Fight Side
by Side' Greece Halts Action on
Peace Terms With Turkey.
BERLIN, Dec. 2. Imperial Chancellor Bethmann-Hollwej to-dy
uttered a plain warning to Russia that in case hostilities should arise out
of the Austro-Servian difficulties,
assist ner allies.
The Imperial Chancellor made his declaration In the course of a
speech in the Reichstag in which he discussed the Balkan situation. V
was a. repetition of the statement made at the time of the enrtrovernv
over the question of Bosnia and Herzegovina In 1908, which then caused
an immense sensation m tne buropean capitals. Although at that period
it first threatened to sweep away the pacific Russian rahinM ,
of feeling aroused among the Slavs
APOLOGY TO MR. AND
MRS. JOHN ROGERS.
The Kvenlng World expresses deep
regret that In one edition to-day tho
pictures of Mr. and Mrs. John Hogws
were printed In connection with the
divorce action brought 1y Mrs. John
F. Itodgers aaralust her husbaiul, John
Itndgera. the slmllsrlty of names lead
ing to a deplorable error. Mrs.
John Rogers is a prominent suffragette
amd Is reUited to Secretary at War
ESCAPE; FLOCK 10
Take Advantage of War Con
fusion and Get Away, Many
Rich in Gems.
TAllIS, Iec. f. The Turkish harems
have been considerably depleted since
tho Ottoman capital haa been tJueatenarl
by the Bulgarian army. Uny of the
educated w,,mn belong' ng to the es
tablishments of Turkish personages of
high rank have taken advantage of ths
unsettled conditions In ' 'oust ant no de,
to escape from th. harems and proceed
to Western Kurupe.
Several of them have arrived at M ir.
rallies on steamers 0O thing from Kut-
trg Mediterranean porta othert have
rea 'he 1 ltusanue, Zurich and Qenevl
In Swtiterlaud, whilu a lev have come
They show every ippearaa ,,r hav.
inr departe! in bast.. They posietf
little money, but have brought with
th, in muoh splendid Jewelry and some
WAR VETERAN A SUICIDE.
Thomas K Sturgess, seventy-elx-year-obl
clerk who f .ught In the Civil
War, was found dead to-day In hi.
room In the boarding house uf Mr
Mary Iew.ir, No u St. Nicholas
avenue. From the fact that th. ol I
man left letters addrossed to the Cor
oner snd others, and u glaas thai aad
contained acme strong gold preparation
was found unJsr his bed. the poltce
have aet down the oaae as one of
MEN OF HAREM
nlgl.l. Tuesday rlearls;) colder.
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HIS DEFIANT TALK
Germany would draw her sword to
was.avsarw, III. VUJI I jrtK
ultimately brought peace.
I r. von
summarising tha effort, of ,k.
Powers In the first place to delay tha
""Uhreak In ths Balkans and later on
when war was found to be Inevitable
to localise hostilities, passed on to the
question of the Interests of the great
I'owers directly affected by the Anal set
tlement. He said
WE SHALL FIGHT SIDE Y SIDE
WITH OUR ALLIES.
"When our allies, Austria. Tl imssf
and Italy, In maintaining thear Inter
ests, are attacked- although this to not
the present prospect by a third party
and thereby threatened In their eass
tenoe, then we, faithful to our ossa
pacts, will take their part firmly and
xasa we shall gght sMs y
with oar allies for ths saatat
oar own position la aarop aad ta
dsfsass of th. security sag future of
our own fatherlaad. I ass imUllg
that we nave ths whols aatloa bsbJad
as la saob a policy."
The Imperial Chancellor was at this
point of his speech heartily applauded
by many of the inembera present
Dr. von Bethmann-Hollweg continued
declaring the belligerents In the present
war did not dispute the right of the
great powers to have a word to any In
the final setllsme.it of the Balkan ques
tion, In which tnelr Interests wsr all
DENIES GRAB BY POWERS PON
He said the wishes of the puejei s
would csrry greater weight tf they
were presented collectively. Negotsa
tlons with that end In view were aow
prone,slinei and he hoped that rher
would result successfully.
Germany, he said, like several of saw
other great powers waa Interested la
preserving Turkey as a powerful econo
mic and political factor. M. . .saw
he sal. I. to denv reimrra ,hnt ..
powers or several of them were
ning tne acquisition of Turkish
as a result of the war It u ...a
the Imperial Chancellor was referring
to the report that I.'nglami was about
to pro 'aim a formal pr.rtectorele ewer
The vigorous tone iopt.,1 by the Isa
I" ' il ' i.iti !.. surji ied the hcaase,
A ' wai rap. ttng the usual diplo
matic assurances that eerythlnsj was
PARIS, lec -Ureece II not eooept
tit, terms nf the a. mlstlce propossMt Sfg
ruraey, a corning to Athos Ron
t. Iraab Minister to Franca, fan
''ii w appearing in the Tempa
The li-reek Minister says he told
mler Polncare this mornm rh.
would repulse any t.lea of permit
the provisioning of places like
ople, Janlna and Scutari Instead
render of th
Should this be granted, ha Saye, 1
would gareait Turtxar t geaah an Ms