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Secretary's Reply to British
Cana! Protest Asserts Sir
Edward Grey Acted
NO VIOLATIONS OF TREATY
nothing on Which to Base Com
plAints- -United States Ready
ti ?Submit Future Ques?
tions of Fact to Joint
HOW KNOX DEFINES
?. S. CANAL ATTITUDE
Great B-itain acted orematiirely
in Drcte:ting against possible effects
-if Pana-na Canal act.
No step has been taken in viola?
tion of tha Hay-Pauncefote treat?..
United States has the right to ex?
empt its coast?Aiie shipping from
Increised tolls will not be laid on
fore?*fH vessels because of this ex
??Ccact'Aise" apo'?es solely to the
aamaatic trade of the Un,ted St?tes.
'?i thl -ibsence of an allegation of
actus'. cr certainly impending, in?
??.i-v there appea.-s nothing upon
vihich to bpre a -sound complaint.
?-e-ont-ized tl?at the situation
require an exnmination by
" - ? Britain into the facts.
r .ftc-ence is found to exist
-??-?rtant questions of fact
the iubj?*ct could be referred to a
Bam*niatian al imiuiry, as provided
in *he i'pratif'ed arbitr?t.-*.* treaty
of Ann lit 3. 1911.
The Unitec! States is prepared to
join m ratifying that treaty or to
join m .1 special agreement for that
.lim. 23.?Thai Great
i;? ?i prematurely in proteat
I . ; - effect? ol ihe
tttal ii" atap whl? h
-, iolation of the Hay?
?" treat) haa been taken; thai
i -, i- i ? ?teal ??! Novi mi ? r
11 .-? : ESdwai ?. ? in ?- ;??:??.I u Ithout
. ??i ihe tolla preacrlbed bj
Ti i ? in l.i- piKtlamaUoii of ,
?and th?- auCsTaatlon
,;..ii!?1 xrttt any material ?
.?f fa?! n- ?>.irs<? ?could host ?
v ?i.?n "'.r ,-?. hi?*h joint
? onlain ?1 In the arbitra- j
??nit. ''-n... ;.ni?'iul'*<l by the
? ? niton and ratitii-atwins of
? m?" nol been ? \*?han--<.'d. al?
uh the United States is now pr?*
-? Komplet? tu? h ratifli ati"n. are
I?.?nits in th" reply of Sirre
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MR. AND MKS. F1NLEY ?I. SHEPARD.
Photograph .,f ti1c bride a*'<l bridegroom taken ..n Wednesday, just after the <*remoti*a li.nl l>coii ?per?
Mr and Mrs. Finley .1. Shepard ?petit ,-i quiet day at LyndhurM, devoting m? it - I yt ?tcrda; morning lo read?
ing the newspapers Later, with Mr-. Shepard'a secretary, Mi? Lillian Hainan, the; began th great task of ac?
knowledging presents, letteri and telegrams.
It ?6 estimsted that nearl) 1,000 telegrams alone lia*r j.??nrr-ii m. to the tlirrr nia<?' rml) -?n.rt headway. In
iact. Mr Slia*p;iri| left it lo big STtfe and hrr secretary and Mr cune down t" \?\v Vork i"i .i while, returning to
Lyndhttrst in time tor dinner,
The presenta have not yet hren removed tr.?ni the hou*e, and i iqtiad i I Pink " detectives '- "n guard
n*.?^ht gnd day. The floral <lecorati??ns are still there also, altlwngh the cut flower? have been taken mil i asi night
huge bouquets wen- sent t" the ?hospital in T.irryt.?wn ami t?? St Faith's Home, urifh lha compliments ? i the Shep?
It vva^ understood that Mr. .'and Mr?. Shepard would ram..m si Lyndhural .i? li-.i-t .'. a el
Mr Shepard received a wedding present yesterday morning in the shape ol an electi? n t" the directorate til tlir
St. I.nnis, irrm Mountain A Southern Railway Company, one of the Gould roads 'Ihr temporar) directora elected
la*t spring pending the execution of a $200,000,fJOO mortgage retired, and the board aa elected yestcrdaj includes
George J. Gould, chairman; B F. Bush, president of tbe road! Kinlej I Shepard, gssi i nt to th? prrsi lent lames
Speyer, Edgar L. Marston, E. T Jeffery, E. C Simmons, oi Si l.-.m?. J <. Metcalfe. ?ilberi H VViggin, .lav Gould,
Edwin <?. Merrill. O. L. Garrison, of St. Louis,.and ( A Pratt. \ new executive committee w.is ,,i,o rlc?ted. com?
l>o<-ed of George .1. Gould a1* chairman, B. F, Bufh, -\?l?f r t M VViggin, !' I Jeffery, lame? Speyer, i dgar I.. Mars
ton and Finley J. Shepard.
tnry Kti'u t.? the f,,rnv?l protest of 1
The reply g'>?s far to support tl
contention made ? i a 'i h<- Tribune th
such 'lifi.-rence.- g| exist between Ora
Kritaln und th?* I'nltcd Sta'es a
susceptible of settlement by ?rlff.l?
matie negotiation and makes e\l?lei
the faet that In large part, at len?
the protest of Sir Bdward ''rev gri
based on a misiintlerstandlnK of fSC
which mipunderjitandin** win he <:I*-nr?
up by this communiatation.
As foretold in th?*se dispatches, M
Knox effocti?e)y *MspOSSS of the cor
tention that the tolls Imposed on foi
eis;n shipping are higher he? ause c
the exemption of American constuts
vessels, find he clearly intimates tha
the affumption that tin- term "coast
wise," si applied la? shipplns. which I
to receive special favor, can be matf
to Include ships which take any par
In foreign trad?* is without warrant,
Right to Grant Subsidies.
Mr Knox makes effective use ,,' th
admission of Sir Ealward Orey that hi
majesty's government "do not qusstlot
the right of the l'nlted States t?. gran
.subsidies to Unite-d States shippl****
gaasaaUy, or to any particular brancha
of that shipping,'' and points out tha
th*? I'rltlsh Secretary admits that re
mission of tolls t?> coastwise shippini
is "a furm a?f subsidy.'' nil of whld
v,a* fa-retold in The Tribun?* yesterday
morning. In contlrmation of the vie**
that s?)ch remission is merely a form ol
subsidy, Mr. Knox say?:
"Th? exemption of th? constats*
trade from toll?, ??r the refunding "I
' tolls collected from the coastwise tradf
is merely ;i subsidy granted bj th*
United States to that trad* and tin
loss rieaultlng from not eollecUng, or
from ref muling, these tolle will fall
solely upon the 1,'nitad States."
Pointing "'it that the t?>Ul lix'd do
n?.t begin to meet the coet of maintain?
inK the 'anal, eta., the Secretary edds:
"The I'niled Slates will. therefore, be
: in 1h?* position of snlisi?iy.ing or aid
i inK, not merelj its own coastwise vss?
gela '?m foreign ships as vveii."
As Itadlcating that, ones ?ireat r.ritain
appro? lettre that ti?e t. rm McoustWlaeM
applies solel) to the donieatic nade .?f
the United stat? a, the ground for oh?
ieclloii t?. the canal act may disappear.
? Mr. Kn.'X quotas tu?* paragraph lia ib?*
protest of t..' British charg? d'affaires.
which aas quoted in Pmmm dtetrtatcheg
yeaterday raornlng. Mit? hell Innbe
said ?"??at if that trade could be 's?) rf-x
nlatsd B6 t<? mak?* Il certain that only
if?na fide eoaatwtse traue, wnhh is re*
Servsd for the United State? would be
benefited it mii> 1?? ilia'. n?> Objectl
could i??* lakan.M which, ti??- s? creta
points ?>ut, "may ?be ti?i;?-n aa an ??
mission that this govenunenl ma) ??
? ?rapt its vessels frorn tin- payroenl
i toils provi?l?*ri su? h exemption lie r
stri?-?t ori to hiii..-i fide ?coastwise trail!?
Nothing on Which to Base Complau
Summing up thr ?-xist lue sMualio
Mr. Knn\ says
"It I? nnlv noiPFKiirv to sa? that
thi* absence of nn n I location of mtu
or certainly 1m*ven<)liig injury, th?'
appears nothing upon whi' h t?? l<nso
Bound complaint"; mid. ? ira In. "to pi
It in terms of municipal law, il i?i n?
?he possession of the power to trespai
ut?on another's j>ri>ti?-rl\ \?hi?h give?-,
lipht of nctlnn in tiopn-tss. bill nnl? th
actual exerctas <>f thst ?power In ? "ir
muting the ?act of trespass it?<*ir "
As to the futur??, Mr Knox aayi
in re?:ognlzed that the situation may re
quire an examination l?v ?"?nat Hritai
into the facts us s?t forth in the I'i??s!
deni's f?r?M lamation. and that If ther
should tie found t?> exist a different
"on any of the lm|.??rtant qoeatlona c
fact," then wouM arise a situatm
whi? h probably could b?st I??- <l?al
with hy referring the siibje?-t t?> ",
coinmisaiori of Inquiry for cxaminntio
land report, in the manner provld??l f.?
I in the unratificd arbitration treat? o
?August B, 1011. bsiwean the 1 'nit"<
I States and ("rent Britain." He ftirthc
| S3'. H.
| "Th?? ne, -easily f??r Ini'iiiring int?
j ?iiHstioii.s of fact in their relation t<
i controversies under ?liplomati? dis? us
slon was ??oiitemplaied by l?<?th partiei
j in negotiating that treaty, whi? h pro
I vides for the Institution, as occaslor
l arises. <>f a Joint High Commission ol
I Inquiry, t?i .?.huh. upon the ?r*e?*iu?aa1 ??I
! either party, iniiiltt 1??- refer?? ?1 for im
I partial and i oust Initions investigation
.any contioxersy l.ot??een ;h??m, the
? omiiiission i.elng authorized upon su? h
I reference to aaanlna ?Into ?and re?pof>1
I upon the particular qtlSStlOM or mat?
ters referred to il. for the purpos?- of
I facilitating the Bidution of disputea by
? In.'Idaung the fa? Is. an?l to d? tine the
| issues presented l>: sin h ?|U?'Stions, ami
? also to in? lud<? in its ?report such r?? ?<m
intnil.itions mid conclusions as nia> be
This proposal might be carried ??ut.
'should o? i asion arise tor adopting it,
either under a ape? ial arg?-?-m? nt or
under the unratificd arbitration mat?
above mentioned, If t?ieat Britain is
l m pared I? Join in ratifying that
treaty, whi? h the l'riit?d Slates is pre?
pared to tl?..''
it is important to bear in mind that
the Seel clary of Stale employs the ?a?
pression "unratlned" in the sense under?
si.mI in area! Urn.?in. rather than In the
sense popular In the United Htates in
other words, from the t'-r, Ign stand?
point the n ? at i ? 'erred i" Is unratl?
had an.i win s., remain tmtll ratlAsd
eoples have beep exchanged by th?' iw?>
governments, which step the s- rotary
ann?.un? es the United States is pr?*
para .) to take
As ratified by the ?flennte, that treaty
I contained provision for a 'Joint Hig
| ' ommission of Inquiry . . . autho
Ized to examine into and report upc
'questions or matters referred to It, f?
| the purpose of fa?:llitating the solutic
lot disputes by elucidating the fact
and to define the issues presented r
?such questions, and also to include i
its report such rei <>mni<n?latmns an
conclusions as may lie appropriate.''
The further provision that when* u
Bgieecasal could be reached ngardin
the ari.itrability of S question in di:
1 pute, su? h question should be referre
to this Higii Joint Commission, sa
I that its decision, when rendered l?v
vote of at least four of the six men
: hers, shoulal ha- i on< luslv e, was stricke
'.?ut by the Senate, but the portio
above quoted is retained in the conven
? tii'ii as approved by the Senate, as ar
various other provisions defining th
methods to be emph.ved by tli?* coin
The expreaaion of the willingness ?
the United Btatea to complete, by a
e?changc of ratified cocina, th.- ratifl
i ? atioii ?.f the treat? ol August .''.. 1911
I muet tinaiij- dispose ot the suggestio
in.oi. In ?ou?e quarters that tin* Unite
' Stales either desired to poetpone th
? conclusion of the ??is? ussion until afte
the ai bitratlon treat* now in force .-.
'. 11res, <?n June I, ItlS, or i hat tber
was SU) disposition lo avoid arbitra
ti'.n If there should grow out or ih
dlacitsalon an Impasse which could n<?
otherwise be .?? ? rcoase
The repl) of Mr. Knox seems pobti 1;
. to read the British protest out o
court, 't will SI least make II iliftl ul
f..? the (foreign Oflare i<> establish, lo
th?- time t>f|ng at laaat, -in>- ground.
I on which i?. base a further plea *??
j arbitration, n ?a.is mads public tot
' late this evening to permit of eecurini
j the deliberate views "f snj atemben
<?f the a'..inuiiitee on Foreign Relation
nr others versed in International 'aw
although the proposition to cample ?
the. ?miihation of the treaty approve.
by ih?- Seoul? with s mend men ta -??? n?
likely i?, prove ..n oiiasion of c-,.-y
surprise to s??me nn-mhers <>f thai iiotij
.win. bave iissiiin?.?! that these conven?
lion? bad bees emended to .bath.
Situation Entirely Unchanged
secretar) Kaog ne^ins his net? ?>j ttu
I flu! Statemenl that h- cannot ?(tree wit)
in. Btitian interpretation ?>r ih? ?ana
treatise h tar h the* limit the freedon
Of action of America Polntim* out thai
the Ore) note was issued without eon
-'It. t..,ii ?.f the Preat-Jent's tell prochv
matioti tha Beeretdry *-iat?*s that sir Ed?
ward deals chiegy with th.- pogstbllltlei
"i vvh.ii the l***esJdeni mif-hi do under th*
ranal et*ti wherees the proHemetlen hou
entlrel) chenged the ?, tuatten.
Secreter) Knov tirst dlsarussra 'he gril
?si? objection, which appliata t.> the ex?
emption from tolla of tbe government ves?
*-?,-. ?.f panama This lie Sedares t<? he -i
great end complet, surprise to the 1*nlt?'d
stati? which always bas asserted v?n;,
0 :t challa ns* that the -tutus of the ,,? m?
ti:?-s immediately concerned by reason of
! their political ?elat1.it? to the territory In
: which the ?anal ua? to be constructed
i ?*a? different from thai af e\\ other conn
? trie*- He ?loen not believe, therefore, thai
I the British Rovernrnent Intended t<> pre*
pos?' arbitration of this question.
? The Secretary emphatically tleclslmi
entrrtnininir, any doubt as to the riRht to
. x-mpt American nSTShlgS and other pov
rrnnient vessels from tolls, as they ar?*
a part of th.- government's protective
[system, and It is sot understood that
?*,reat Mritaiti challenges the light of th?
United states to protect the canal or to
! te.j'.ite an explanation of what relation
the movement of g particular vessel
| through the canal has to its protection.
The note proceeds to an?wer, as nlren<*?*.
statw) the Hrttlsh assertion that the ex?
emption of l'nite.i states coeetwlas ves*
sel? from tolls is a discrimination Sgalnat
British vessela and sa\s:
It i? Mifhcient lo say that ohvioualv the
I United Hatea is not to be denied the
I power t.? remit tolis to its own coaetwtsc
I trade because of s *-u*plcloti of possi*
? biiity thai the regulathnu * et to be
framed mav not r< strict this exemption
to tmna fide coaatarteal traffic."
The enserar to this objection, therefore,
apart from any question of treaty Inter
? pr.-tatlon. is that It tgsts on conjecture
; as to whnt may happen rather than upon
i teeta snd does not present a question tot
'? ?.ihtnlssioti 10 arbitration, as It has not as
? .t parsed h? vi.nd the stage Where it - - .a n
he properly dealt with b) ?llplomatlc '11*
It will be r? tnetnhered that r?nl? qups
tions vvhl.-h I? may not he possible to
; settle hv ?llplomaey are required by on
I arbitration treaties to ba lef.'ire?! to arhi
i nation. ' Mr. Knox continues.
The Secretary dismisses In the ?am?
ata) Snother British contention, that then
I la nothing in the I'nlte?! States law U
I prevent any American v.?ssH from com
? bining foreij-n commerce ??itli roa-twis?
i trade, to the detriment of foreign ship
| pine, whi? Ii. he ilef larii-, <|.?p?>nris on
futura ?ondltlor.s and fa?ts not y?'t as
,. et tain.il. arbitration of which would b?
? pr? mature.
Taking up Sir l-iiward ?,i?'- ? objection
j that th?? ?anal a< t would ?nable tolls t?i
? lie Bx<Sd vvhivh wiiul?! iiot ?>e "tut ami
Iequitable, the ?leceatary, agalaj ?.?Hing at?
tention to th?- fact that tnis statement
?va.? made without knowledge ?,f the Pres
I lllint'a toll proclamation, remark'? that
I this, again, i>? ha-?-?l ??n a mere ?."itin
?-? n? ? that ther? 1s no Halm that the
i tolla a> no??- ai'tually n\?-?i are not "Just
Witho.it admitting that the hunien of
pto??f rests on the I felted States to show
that all trartlt has noi ?saet? iaelUMMd With
in fixing Hi?- till-. S?-?-r?tlary Knox wel
??um.s th. <?pp? rtinitv ??f infoi tiling th.?
: British ?averntaenl thai Bud* is the case
? ami thai in adopting the rate of $1 M a
[loo Pi of ??.'sor ?Emory .Johnson in? -ii??!? ?I
American coastwlaa ?hipping in Ms ?tavleu?
; latlima, qUOtlag from his report, in whi? h
: it is ?h?>wn that Professor Johnson calcu
|lat,?l th? tonnai;?' pas-ing through the
?caasl in Mi as eampooad of American
coastwise shipping. LMMM ton?. Ameri
can foniKii shipping. ImoAtt tana, and for?
eiun shipping. ?:.'."??"">" t?>ns I', was on
! thla ?stiinaie that the Pr?-?l??ent flx??d the
I REPLY "NOT'cOiNVINCING"
"London Daily News" Says It Is
Also "Not Unskilful."
?London, Jan. 24 ? The reply of UsJ
A ni? ri? a n .????cietary of State to the
Blitlah ?protest ?vith reference to Pan?
ama was Issued h?re late last night.
(Mil.? a fen pap?rs comment on it.
Th?- Dally News." in .m ???!it?-rial.
Saya: "'Although n??t an unskilful rcply.it
is not <on\in? ing. However, ?Secretary
: Knox does not shut th?' d<??>r <>n arhi
tratlon. Thai is so much to the good."
200 AT WHIST CONGRES!
? . - ?
New York Bridge Club Wim
The Bfteeath annual oougrsse of th?
Atlantic Whist Association convened a'
the Knickei ?boefcer Whist ?'bib lajoms
Hotel Victoria, vesler.lav The rongres?
will continue lo day and to-morrow.
About two hur,?Ire?! representatives and
teams are attending trust the following
Alhanv ? Less uno Whist. Alhanv: Bal?
timore Whist Club, Baltimore; Citizens'
Club, Syracuse. Knickerbocker Whist
Club and N'.-u \?nstenlam Whist I'lub,
New York. Bcranton ?Bicycle Club, Scran
ton; Woman's Whist Club. Brooklyn;
Young Men's Republlcen ?'lut?, Ne?*
He ven: New fork Brtdjce Whist Club,
New jfork; llugu. not Club, New i"o
chelle. Chess ?T?i.. Elisabeth; Providence
Whist Club. Providence
After the bUStnOM routine the congress
took up the contests, which Include the
Alhanv. the Itha. the Fa her and the At?
lantic trophies, the women's sweepstake
Sad the open progressive pair contest.
morning, afternoon and evening.
The opening contest was won by J. J.
MacOenaM and Oeerga N. Hail playing
North and South, ami Mrs r-Jriward
Fletcher and a Mward ptayiag East and
The se? ond section top scores were
made hy John Hartlett, .1 W. West. Mr?
y M l.lnnell and Mis. C A Thayer. o?
'II ?* morning progressive game top
score was made by It. K. Mahle with H
1. WrOnt, of Hamilton. Ontario, and .1 W,
Daseahnry and H C. Wallace, of Scran
The gftemooa OPen game was won by
Mr and Mrs W M Rennett, of Brookl.v n,
and H. I. Frost and J. W. Dtisenbury.
The second section top score was made
hv Miss M. I. Newhiill, of Providence,
H. I, with Miss K. H. Campbell; the
east anil west side tying, with Mr. anil
Mrs. John Dttmara and Mrs. C. Stewart
an<1 Mis ]?'. M. fthoades.
The evening session was won by Mr,
ami Mis McEldoerney, of llaltimore, and
n Ma-Coy, with Miss M. H. Campbell,
The Albany trophy was won by the New
York Bridas Whist ?'luh team, ronslstln.,'
<>f ?' p. Codley. Harvey McCoy, n. ? .
Tallafcrro and W. D. Seain. they winning
by nine tricks.
Most ??f the trophy interest now centre?
in the tWI hii* games to-morrow?the At?
lantic an.l tin Women's Sweepstake
Over one hundred plavers are entered tor
MILL HOLD. TODAY.
A Special Sale
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Formerly sold at $I5 to $33
A'o tale good? tent on approval, reeerved or exchanged.
fifth Hocnuc, 4<?th $? 47th Streets
Women's Button and Lace Boots $2.75
Mark kul with patent leather tips?Gun metal calf, medium
.i*iid high heels.
Women's Button Boots at $3.25
The neu- high toe lasts? Patent leather snd dull calf,?Kid
and cloth topa
Women's Button and Lace Boots at $3.75
Patent Lather, tan and hi.uk calf <>r knl?the .?mart models
i.i this season.
Women's Dress Slippers at $2.90
Satin in evening shades; also ki?l beaded and plain, and small
l??ts in various leathers.
Women's Low Shoes at $2.75
I'tinip-, ?Colonials snd Oxfordi for itreei wear?m/cs are
hroken, but nio.-t feet can he fitted in tiie lot
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