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HAND-TO-HAND,
I FEDERALS AND
FOE STRUGGLE
Government Troops Make
Night Charges Through
Streets With Bayonets,
but Are Repulsed.
(Continued from Pago One.)
H that Diaz -would soon be captured and
H quiet restored. i
H( Diaz showed a little more humanity
in his exprossionn. lie said ho was
B sorry that foreigners were endangered,
but that the contest had gone too far
for diplomatic ending.
Shell Pierces Hotel.
r The Hotel Jardiu, diagonally oppo-
c site the cable office, was pierced by a
shell iu tho late morning. Sovcral
i rooms were w'cckod, but no ono was
Foe the first time in the history of
wars the Bed Cross has been barred
from the federal lines. Thore is a
' claim by Tadero's gonorals that tho
; emblem was used by tho rebels aa a
H decoy. The White Cross is still roc
ognized. i Several shells have reached tho
American club 'building, one bursting
in the library and shattering the por
Hl traits of Washington, McKinlcy, Boose
i veit and Woodrow Wilson. Taft 'a pic
j ture is untouched.
Tho uttempt of Diaz to put his
j troops into tho streots aud effect a
Q hand-to-hand engagement was not ro
H sponded to by the federals. But they
Ij made a counter sortie in the afternoon
Hfl and tried to take Eclem prison, which,
Hh freed of its prisonors by tho rebels
Hjj yeaterdaj', is now one of tho strong
Hf iolds of Diaz. Sixty federals were
H? killed and as many wounded in tho
Hf furious assault.
J Unable to Quit City.
HI At least a thousand Amoricnns are
H trying in vain to get out of the city.
Hfl Tho ban Its have been closed since Sat-
Hf urday and they cannot get money to
Hi buy railroad tickets. A large number
wcro at the railwa' station today
HI awaiting northbound trains, but most
Hj of them were turned back because
checks would not' be accopted in pay-
Hf ment for fare.
Hj There are hundreds of foreigners
Hl who, though possessed of ample means,
Hl cannot obtain food bocause of the
H6 closing of tho banks and the paralysis
H$C of business,
IB BA TTLE BEGINS A T
I 8 IN THE MORNING
i MEXICO CITY, Feb. 18. At 5 o'clock
Q this evening It was reported that Gen
S eral Diaz had demanded the surrender
I of the national palace. All through the
3 day tho rebel batteries of heavy guns
H were throwing fierce fire of shrapnel
Ot around the palace. Many of them
1 dropped Into the Zocalo. which fronts the
I 'mlldlng, and federal soldiers were com
1 pelled to move to cover.
1 Before dark the fire on both sides was
9 mtermlttent, but apparently less vigor
u ous from the federals. The government
n troops were receiving ammunition In
3 rfmall tonBlgnments. and it was said that
fj they were running short.
a The fifth day of tho battle began at
Jj o'clock, a battery of federal artillery
Jfl opening fire on the arsenal, but although
i the bombardment was kept up without
5 ;esKitlon for an hour or more. It had no
appreciable effect on the rebel defenses,
r Diaz Fully Prepared.
i That Diaz had prepared for the threat
j ened overwhelming movement by tho
J government was shown by tho fact that
I he had stationed sharpshooters on the
I roofs of adjoining buildings, had dls
! patched a force outside his lines to tho
west of the city and had placed his
5 Heaviest guns In positions commanding
I all the approaches to his stronghold.
General Iluorta, commanding the fed
& eraJ8, had, promised to ruth the fortlfl
I cations of the rebels, but ho elected ln-
stead to employ hln artillery from the
R various points of vantage. Only once in
the early part of tho day did the Infantry
1 come Into action.
I During the heavy shelling of the palace,
I Diaz apparently moved some of his forces
to the southeast of tho city, and shortly
I after 12 o'clock the palace was made the
flj target of both shells and rifle fire from
w that dlntrlct. Colncldentally, tho rebels
1 sucecded In extending their zone of ac-
tivity in other directions.
Housetops Cleared.
I The rebel Are towards the palaco was
1 intended not only to bring about ltB sur
jj Tender, but had for Its purpose also the
clearing of the Intervening high buildings
U of machine gun and riflemen and of si
ft lendng the federal battery operating In
g San Juan Letrnn street, at a point mid
way between the arsenal and the pal
ace. H This shelling wrought havoc among the
bulldlnga In that tectlon of the cltv. The
American club was riddled. The Interior
of the second and third floors was com
9 pletely wrecked. Of forty Americans
E within at thp. time, several had almost
ffl miraculous eecapes from death.
I Seven shells tore through the walls,
The first two crashed through tho read
I ing room on the front of the second
story The others entered above the scc
I ond story on the sides.
f In addition to the shell fire, tho In
l terlor as well as the exterior of the
American club was perforated In scores
X of places by bullets from rlflea and ma
I chlno guns.
The flhella which entered the reading
l The worst thing anyono ever
H said about KING GOAL was
j "that it wa TOO HARD." It's
HI a fact that the harder a coal is
H the longer it will hold fire.
8 WESTERN FUEL CO.
W. J. Wolatenholm. ilanacinjr Director
Hg Arthur McTa.rlane. Secretary.
Ajcontn for
HIS KINO, HIAWATHA. SLACK HAWK.
M Fhona Wesatch 719. Office 73 S.Matn
HjM Bio Wagons Bring: Better Coal,
Intervention Is the Only
Recourse, Says F. ?. Coudert
I; NEW YORK, Feb. 13. Frederick R. Coudert, the lead- jj
! ing authority on international law in this country, said to the ;
;! International News Service today: ;
;' "The United States has given its guarantee that citi- J
; zens of other countries and their property in South America j
' will be safeguarded. !
!; "If we must step in to assert the spirit of the Monroe !
!; doctrine, intervention is the only course. The only other j
I; way would be to repudiate the Monroe doctrine and allow j!
the British, French and Germans to land troops. j!
!; "The United States could not aCCord to have the other J
' nations dumping troops into Mexico. "We could not ask the j
'! other nations to look after our own subjects. Wo would be Ji
;! worse off than if we went in with our own troops. jj
;! "If our citizens are threatened with death, their prop- !
orty with destruction, are we to sit back and allow it to go !
! on without protest, or to allow some other nation to go in
! and do what we ought to undertake 7 $
' "The crisis is no less serious than that confronting us !;
j in 1898. " j;
room tore tholr way through the stone
window casings, demolished a heavy
leather chair and exploded with terrific
force. Shrapnel was hurled In all direc
tions, cutting the furniture to ribbons,
ripping the floors and walls, and punctur
ing in a score of places tho portraits
which were about the room. Tho por
trait most seriously damaged was that
of President Madoro.
Pictures Riddled.
President McKInley's face Is now set
In a circle of bullet holes, while the
portrait of President Taft, hanging next,
escaped with a single mark.
President-elect Wilson's features wore
riddled, while at the other end of the
lino of portraits balls found lodgment In
plenty In tho picture of Jefferson.
To the rear of this room Is a largo
one UBed for billiards and pool. There
many Americans were gathered, as the
manager had forbidden the members to
assemble In the front room, when a sec
ond series of shells crashed through tho
wall. These lore a way through tho story
above.
Some of these shells entered almost on
a lino with tho floor. From tho fire
which followed tho greatest damage re
sulted. All but one shell exploded. This
remains burled In the third wall which It
encountered.
Have Narrow Escape.
Portions of shrapnel shell were hurled
through the floor above the billiard rooms
among a group of Americans there. Four
sleeping rooms on the fourth floor wore
wrecked. From one the entire wall was
torn away.
The wrecking of this building Is typical
of tho damage done many others in all
parts of tho city.
Just around tho corner from the Amer
ican club, near Portor's hotel. K. M.
Meredith of Troy was Injured today. ITo
was struck by shrapnel, suffering a scalp
wound.
Madero's promise that tho subjugation
of Diaz would bo swift and terrible to
day, because the government had
planned to surround him completely- and
thon pound his positions with their
heaviest guns, was In no way fulfilled.
Only at times wns tho bombardment of
today as heavy as the average of yes
terday, and the heaviest fire was from
the rebel guns.
The federal fire uenerally was slow,
although It was persistent.
The rebel commander's orders to his
men were to reserve their fire, and lit
tle ammunition was wasted. No oppor
tunity was lost, however, to throw shells
at the troublesome batteries, and his
machine guns and riflemen effectually
prevented the rear approach of the gov
ernment troops.
His greatest energies were displayed
In the Una of fire toward tho palace,
where his big guns scarred the walls
and doors of that ancient structure and
cleaved the big square In front of federal
reserves,
The battle lasted all day, broken only
at brief lntcrvjils.
One rebel reverse terminated In the
wiping out of seventy rebels and the
temporary loss of a position they had
taken yesterday, several blocks south of
the arsenal.
Occupants All Killed.
The rebels had wrested from tho fed
erals the police barracks south of Belem
prison. The federals, from advantageous
buildings, swept this territory with ma
chine guns, pressing the action until
every one of the occupants had been
killed.
So little did the federals think of this
position as a strategic point that they did
not hold It.
For those killed in thin action there
was more than a fair trade mode, as
about 200 men of one government regi
ment deserted to the rebel ranks.
While General Huerta had been busy
last night preparing for the promised
blow. Diaz also had worked effectively.
He sent through the government lines
various small detachments of sharpshoot
ers and organized at least one stand of
artillery. Theso detachments, which act
ed independently, appear to have had or
ders to harass wherever possible and pick
off the federal gunners.
One of them fell into an engagement
with a body of ruralcs near Hamburgo
street. The rebels had concealed them
selves on the top of residences. The
oxchange between them and the rurales
was sharp and brief, without great ad
vantage to either side.
The scene of tho operations shifted
without any great Interference from the
government forces.
Day of Terror.
It wan another day of terror for hun
dreds of thousands of non-combatant.
Theso Included large numbers of for
eigners who could find in no part of the
city a spot free from danger.
Shells raked tho principal streets of the
capital and tore their way into private
homes and business buildings, an well
as through the public structures for
which they were Intended.
Bullets from machine guns and rifles
penetrated all corners, finding lodgement
in buildings even In the remote sections,
unofficially but tactltly designated yca
tcrday as the neutral zone.
The Cuban and Belgian legations were
rondcred untenable, the occupants seek
ing shelter elsewhere. The French con
sulate Buffered a fate similar to that of
tho American consulate several days ago,
the consul transferring his office to his
country's legation.
Both government and rebels Insist that
they will fight to a finish.
In view of this declaration, the Cuban
minister naked his government tonight
for authorization to charter Bpeclal trains
to romovo from the capital tomorrow
such Cubans as wish to leave. He pro
poses to land them at Vera Cruz and
thero place them aboard a ship flying
tho Spanish flag. If ono la in port: other
wise, on an American warship duo to
morrow. It was said tonight that the action of
tho Cuban minister may be followed by
other diplomats.
Madero Less Confident
The accustomed sparklo of tho presi
dent's eye was not so evident late In the
afternoon when ho talked to tho cor
respondent of tho Ansoclated Prese. He
still protested IiIb optimism, but there
waa locking that Jaunty air of confidence
which haa characterized him clnce the
day of his Inauguration.
The president declared that ho had be
tween C0OO and 6000 HOldleiH and could
reduce Diaz speedily, but hesitated to do
so because of humanitarian motives.
He denied that there was sympathetic
troublo except at Puobla, where ho ad
mitted a slight difficulty, but asserted
that this had been settled.
The government telegraph wire still is
silent on the news throughout tho ropuh
llc, but there has reached here through
various sources Information, which ap
pears credible, to the effect that the Diaz
movement has found considerable favor
In many nectlona.
One report says that tho city of Puebla
openly has proclaimed him provisional
president.
In the state of Puebla Francisco Pra
dllla, formerly with Orozco, is said to be
at the head of a body of men on tho way
to Mexico City to support Diaz.
Shout for Diaz.
An army officer of a loyal division ar
rived tonight from Vera Cruz. Ho ad
mitted that In great stretches of the
country between here and the gulf the
people openly were crying "vivas" for
Diaz, and that he himself hal been sub
jected to much embarrassment because
of his loyalty.
The diplomatic representatives said to
night that they had no Intention of mak
Inp further representations to the Mexi
can government looking to a sottloment.
Such action they regarded as futile.
There iB no good reason to believe that
tomorrow will not see a resumption of
today's operations.
The outlook for the government was
considered by unbiased observers tonight
as by no means bright. Madero Js groat
ly worried because tho federals had mado
little or no headway In their efforts to
smother the rebellion. The palace had
been subjected to a heavy bombardment,
and when tho firing ceased, which It prac
tically did at 7 o'clock, tho rebel outposts
had advanced slightly In a number of di
rections. General Huerta, before beginning op
erations In the morning, transmitted a
note to General Diaz, in which he In
formed the rebel commander that he
would be treated with all consideration if
ho surrendered. It was stated In tho
note that the doeiro of tho government
was to savo furthor bloodshed and dam
age by the terrific bombardment.
Diaz's reply was to open on the fed
erals with his guns.
If the situation In the capital changed
at all today, it can hardly be said to have
been In favor of the Maderlstas.
Rebels Capture Town.
BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Fob. 13 Re
ports rocolved tonight at Matamoras,
Mex., state that Victoria, capital of tho
state of Tamaullpas, has been captured
by a rebel band led by Major Refugio
Trcvlno, nephew of General Geronlmo
Trevlno, commander-in-chief of the fed
eral troops In northern Mexico. The dis
patch did not Indicate that resistance
was offered.
Victoria, a town of about 15,000 In
habitants, Is tho capital of the state of
Tamaullpas and is about 175 miles south
east of Monterey on a branch of tho
National railway, which extends from
Monterey to tho port of Tampico. Train
service on the direct lino of the Na
tional railway from Monterev to Mexico
City will bo discontinued tomorrow and
it was planned to use this branch as part
of a circuitous route over which to main
tain railroad communication with the
City of Mexico.
Monterey Is reported quiet. According
to a passenger who arrived tonight, Gen
eral Trevlno, federal military commander,
has caused the Imprisonment of everv
known agitator and criminal in that city
to prevent the possibility of an upris
ing. These tactics wcro pursued fre
quently durJnsr the reglmo of former
President Porfirlo Diaz.
MEDIATION URGED
UPOi GOVERNMENT
(Continued from Pago One.)
view to learning whnt water transpor
tation could be secured from private
shipowners in ca&o it should bocome
necessary to transport more than the
first brigade of tuo regular army to
Mexican waters, the military agency
of the government rosted today, satis
fied with the preparations already
mado to meet any emergency.
For tho proscnt tho entire efforts
of tho administration are beinp con
centrated upon tho protection of for-r-icn
life and property in the Mexican
capital without actual forcible inter
vention, which the president is do
termined to avoid until tho last ex
tremity. "Embassador Wilson is act
ing under instructions of that charac
ter and it was in pursuance of that
plan that ho was given a credit of
$10,000 to defra3' the expenses of re
moving, sheltering and fooding helpless
Americans and presumably other dis
tressed foreigners from the scene of
hostilities. Such action was necessary
because of reports from unofficial
sources in Mexico to the effect that
many Americans who willingly would
puit the citr were prevented from do
ing bo by lack of funds for railroad
transportation.
May Land Marines.
Admiral Fletcher, who is in command
of tho naval forco now bound for Vera
Cruz, and Admiral Usher, who will ap-
fear at Tampico, within tho next
wenty-four hours, ou his flagship Vir
ginia, will net under similar instruc
tions to those which govern Em
bassador Wilson. These are generally
understood by naval officers to warrant
the commander of a ship in landing his
marines or bluejackets at a port to
6uccor Americans in distress there, but
not to authorize the dispatch of such
a forco into tho interior of the country
without further special instructions.
Secretary Knox's view is that while
somo American lives may bo lost
through the wild and reck'loss firing
E TOGAS
NIG OUTDF REACH
Deadlocks in Illinois, West
Virginia and New Hamp
shire Unbroken.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Fob. 13. Tho
second joint ballot of tho Illinois legis
lature for tho long term senatorship,
taken today, resulted as follows;
Lewis (Democrat), S3; Sherman (Re-
Sublican), 75; Funk (Progressive). 22;
erlyn (Socialist), 4; absent, 8; prosont
and not voting, 6;. uocessary to elect,
102.
The third iqint ballot on tho short
term senatorship resulted in no choice.
The voto was: Booschcnstuin (Domo
crat), 41; Sherman (Republican), 24;
Funk (Froqrressivc), 2-1. Fifteen others
worq voted for, including Charles A.
Comiske-.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Fob. 13.
The West "Virginia legislature today
took its seventh joint ballot for United
States senator. Thcro was no choice.
Edwards, who has been ono of tho
loadors among tho Republican candi
dates, receivca 6 votes; Mann, 17; El
kins, 16; Hubbard. 11: White, 4; Gov
ernor Glasscock, 4. Democrats: Wat
Bon, 45; Hamilton, Daly and Davist 1
each. Dolegato Asbury, chargod with
solicitation of a bribe, appeared in tho
houso and voted.
CONCORD. N. H Fob. 13. Tho leg
islature took another ballot lor UnUod
Status sonator today with no choice.
HolHs (Democrat) "fell six short of
election.
of tho battling forces now in tho City
of Mexico, it is certain that a grea't
many moro lives would bo lost as an
incident to an assault upon tho city b'
an Amorican attacking column.
Rumor Is Denied.
Runiors today that President Taft in
framing a message to be sent to con
gress to lay before that body an exact
statement of conditions in Mexico and
soliciting an expression of its will for
guidance of tho administration, were
denied by officials who would bo callod
upon to supply data for such a com
munication. Discussing tho Mexican situation in
the house today, Representative J.
Hampton Moore of Pennsylvania said
it would bo doplorablo "if in order to
maintain tho honor and dignity of tho
United States wo should be obliged to
send troops to Mexico, but if even our
well intontionod diplomatic negotiations
are to bo trifled with, then, of course,
the matter assumes a different aspect.''
Approximately 300,000 American citi
zens are either temporarily or per
manently residing in Mexico, according
to estimates of the state department.
SAY INTERVENTION
MUST COME A T ONCE
By International Nows Service.
SAN" FRAKCISCO. Feb. IS. Peace will
never bo brought about and conditions
restored to normal In trouble-ridden Mex
ico until the United States intervenes,
according to a dozen passengers who ar
rived here on the Pacific Mail steamer
Peru today.
Although tho trouble in Mexico Cltv
had not broken out at the time these
travelers left tho country, conditions were
in a deplorable shape long before this.
From the border of Texas to the south
ern extreme of Mexico hundreds of bands
of revolutionists and brigands have in
fested the country and tho stories of out
rages committed aro almost beyond be
lief. According to August Gunter. a wealthy
German who is on his way homo from
the Mexican capital, which he and his
wife left six weeks ago, Intervention can
not possibly bo delayed for any length
of time.
"Tho cheapest thing In Mexico today
Is human life," said Gunter. "The atroci
ties practiced in the unhappy country
are about on a par with the acts com
mitted in Europe by the Turks. A year
or two ago one would hear an expres
sion of indignation when the horrible
tales of bloodshed and murder were told.
Theso tales have become so common that
they scarcely arouse any particular In
terest now.
"Intervention must come. Under the
Monroe doctrine this Intervention must
Come from the United States. Tho prop
erty rights, not only of Americans, but
of all foreigners, are Ignored altogether,
arid the suffering among all classes Is
Intense.
"There is not a person in Mexico to
day, either foreigner or Mexican, who
possesses a bit of property who does not
pray for Intervention. If tho United
States Invades the country, peace will be
restored shortly. The population wlli hall
with Joy an opportunity to again settle
down and make a livelihood. From mo
tives of humanity alone there Is ample
ground for action by this country."
Equipment Available.
GALVESTON. Tex., Feb. 15. Major
General Rolfe, U. S. A., nuartermastor of
of the department of Texas, conferred
today with local agents of tho Mallorv
and Morgan steamship lines as to the
speed with which troops might be con
veyed to Mexico from this port should
the movement bo ordered. He alao in
spected the Galveston terminals.
Major Rolfe was In Houston last night,
where he discussed the possible troop
movements with officials of tho South
em Pacific railroad. U la stated that
ample equipment will be available for the
quick transportation of tho fighting force
from Fort Sam 'Houston at San Antonio
to Galveston. Tho prospective movement
would consist of the entire Third regi
ment and batteries A and C of the Third
field artillery.
Gomez on Border.
SAN" AN'TON'IO. Tex., Fob. IS. Emlllo
Vasquez Gomez, onco proclaimed pro
visional president of Mexico, which title
he held for a week until ordered deposed
by Orozco, Is encamped on the United
States J5lde of the Rio Grande, near El
Paso, awaiting an "Invitation" to cross
the border, according to advices received
here today. Tho revolutionary Junta in
San Antonio, however, declares Gomez Is
not to be "Invited" back to Mexico. He
1b under bond to appear at the April
term of tho United States district court
to answer to on indictment charging
neutrality law violation.
Another dispatch says that David de la
Fuente, who ha taken a prominent part
In the leadership of the rovolutlonlsts of
northern Mexico, now Is attempting to
form a Junction with Felix DInz.
Mexican Consul Lozano of LarMo re
ported to Consul General Manuel A.
lvstcva here today that more than 5000
Japanese and several hundred Germans
have crossed from the United States Into
Mexico within the last week.
Given Light SentenceB.
PORTLAND, Or.. Feb. 13, H, H. Hum
phrey and R- H. McWhorter. who con
fessed to having practiced fraud in con
nection with the Columbia River Or
chards swindle, were fined $1000 each to
day and sentenced to sixty days' imprisonment-
The light sentences wero
given on rocommcndatlon of United
States Attorney McCorU These men were
Involved In tho million-dollar De Larm
swindle. In which caso A. J. Blehl re
j celvod a two-year sentence.
:5E1TE COMMITTEE
BEffi I0IT
Rivers and Harbors Bill Now
Carries an Aggregate of
$46,572,958.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. After add
ing numerous amendments, tho senate
committee on commerce concluded to
daj' its consideration of tho rivers aud
harbors appropriation bill, and that
measure will be reported to the senato
tomorrow by Scuator Nelson, chairman
l of tho committee. Ah it. will be pro
sented to tho senate, the bill will carry
an aggregate of $46,572,058, which is
an increafto of $5,700,000 over the
amount carried by tho bill as it.
passed the house, and about twenty
million dollars more than last year's
bill.
Among the moro important additions
to the appropriation aro: Providence,
R. I., river and harbor, $927,000, of
which amount. $100,000 is casli; North
river channel of New York harbor,
$45,000, $200,000 ensh; channel from
Galventon harbor to Texas city, $1,000,
000. $500,000 cash: San Diego harbor,
California, $388,000 for a now project
in additiou to tho $35,000 allowed by
the house on the old project; Tillamook
bay, Or., $307,000, $100,000 cash, the
appropriation being made upon the con
dition that tho localities benefited
shall contribute $407,000; Columbia
river from the foot of the Dalles rapids
to. tho head of Zollilo falls, $600,000.
No increase was mado in tho house
appropriation of $6,000,000 for tho im-
Srovoment of tho lower Mississippi, but
onator Burton's provision regarding
tho examination of the uppor part or
tho river was adopted with modifica
tions. This amendment directs tho
Mississippi river commission to make
an examination of the streams be
tweon Capo GiraTdcnu, Mo., to Rock
Island, 111,, with a view to such im
provements as will promote navigation,
develop water power, protect property
adjacent to tho river from damage by
flood. Ono hundred thousand dollars
is provided for this work.
WITNESS DRAWS
NICE DISTINCTION
Working in Gambliug House
Does Not Make Man a Gamb
ler, Says Detective.
An emphatic distinction between a
gambler and a man who works In a gam
bling house for wages was mado by De
tective Hugh L. Glenn In the criminal
division of the city court yesterday
aftornoon. Detective Glenn was being
cross-ciuestioried by the attorney for tho
defense in the case of Jess TLowman, on
trial on a charge of gambling. Lowman.
together with four others, was arrested
In the Belmont hotel, February 3, when
they were alleged to have been caught
playing cards for cigars and drinks.
"Haven't you been a gambler?" was
asked of Detective Glenn.
"Never," answered the detective.
"Were you over in a gambling house?"
"Yes."
"In what capacity?"
"As an employee: the last time about
five years ago, in Goldlleld. Nov. 1 was
a faro dealer and a roulette wheel oper
ator." "Yet you say you were not a gam
bler." "Certainly not: no more than a team
ster or any other man employed to do
a certain pleco of work would be a gam
bler "
"Where do you get your definition of
a gambler?"
"From "Webster's dictionary."
"That is all. your honor." said the
counsel for the defense.
Lowman was found guilty and fined
?5, but secured a stay of sentence.
VINCENT ASTOR
- CHOOSES CAREER
Youthful Multimillionaire Selects
Agriculture as Means to Ben
efit Humanity.
A1BANT, X. T.. Feb. IS. Vincent As
tor has selected tho field of agriculture
for aiding humanity. Governor Sulcer
announced today ho had appointed Mr.
Astor to head the delegation which will
represent N6w York state at the meet
ing of the general assembly of the Inter
national Institute of Agriculture to be
held In Rome, Italy, next May.
Governor Sulzer said Mr. Astor recent
ly asked him for his advice on how to
be a useful man. Various plans wero
discussed, including tho naval militia, but
the young man selected agriculture. He
told the governor he would use the Astor
farm at Rhinccllffe for scientific and ex
perimental purposes with a view to bene
Ilting tho farmers of the country. Be
sides attending tho convention at Rome,
the delegation will also investigate the
European system of agricultural llnanco
and will be received by the King and
Queen of Italy.
Associated" with Mr. Astor on the dele
gation, will br, among others. William C.
Brown, president of the New York Cen
tral company; Benjamin F. Yoakum and
ITcnry Morgnnthau, Jr.
VESSEL CAUGHT
IN THE BREAKERS
Unknown Craft Sending Up Sig
nals of Distress Near Nc
halem Bay, Oregon.
HAY CITY. Or.. Feb. 13. An unidenti
fied vessel Is laboring In the breakers
near the foot of Xccarneah mountain,
about two miles north of N'ehalem bay.
Information that a craft wns sending up
rockets and tiring distress signals was
received shortly before 'J P. m. at tho
Garibaldi life-saving station. Llfp. sav
ers departed In their power boat, hut It
was not expected that they would be
able to return beforo tomorrow.
Tho telephone operator at Brighton,
tho point nearest the scene, paid It was
feared the vessel was a passenger-carrying
craft, as she carried a gun. A tele
phone message from Brighton, received
here at 1 0 ; 1 5 p. m., said thu voshc! was
still signaling,
HUSBAND MAKES OFF
WITH WIFE'S MONEY
CHICAGO. Feb. 13. Mrs. G A Philips
asked the police today to search for her
husband, who, she says, has disappeared
with 14500 belonging to hor. They wore
married In San Francisco less than two
weeks ago and arrived In Chicago last
Tuesday.
Yesterday Philips left the South Michi
gan avenue rooming house where they
were staying with S4500 belonging to his
wife amd $5000 of his own. telling her he
was going to deposit the money In a bank.
Mrs. Philips did not discover that the
bank was closed on account of Lincoln's
birthday until some timo later. "When
her husband failed to return homo today
she appealed to the police.
CANDIDATE FOR THE
SEME ARRESTED
Col. W. S. Edwards of West
Virginia Charged With
Bribery of Delegate.
CHARLESTON, W. Vn., Feb. 13, Tlfe
senatorial bribery situation took a sensa
tional turn today with the arrest of
Colonel William Seymour Edwards, n
candidate for United States sonator to
succeed Clarence W. Watson. Edwards
Is charged with offering bribes. He was
released on bond. The arrest of Ed
wards caused the greatest excitement In
the capital, coming as It did on top of the
arrests of four representatives' und one
state senator last TueHday on charges
of accepting bribes to vote In favor of
Mr. Edwanl..
In a statement tonight Mr. Edwards
characterized tho charges ugalnst him as
untrue and preposterous. He denied em
phatically that ho had directly or In
directly offered or caused to bo offered
bribes to any member of the West Vir
ginia leclslauiro to Influence their votes
In behalf of his candidacy for United
States senator,
"I court an Immediate Investigation,"
suid Mr Edwards. 'T have been in
formed that the Intermediate court of
Kanawha county has called a apecial
grand jury to convene tomorrow. It Is
rny wish that tho proper offlcero have the
charges against me Investigated. I also
Invito any and all persons who claim to
know of any wrong doing on my part to
come forward and report the same."
When the legislature convened today,
and previous to the taking of the eighth
ballot for a United States senator, the
Rev. Thomas J. Smith, a mcmhor of the
houso. startled the body when he de
clared that Delegate U. S. G. Rhodes,
recently arrested, and an unknown man
ha1 thrust ?500 In his pocket while In a
room at a local hotel.
Smith declared Rhodes and his com
panion had Just completed an offer to pay
him $2000 if he would vote for Colonel
Edwards for senator. Ho refused, he said,
but before he could leave the hotel room,
ho alleged, they placed SHOO In his pocket
Delegate Smith announced ho immediate
ly sought Delegate H. C. Williamson and
turned tho money over to him. William
son counted the money. It was soalcd In
an envelope and sent back to Mr.
Rhoden.
A short time after Mr. Smith addressed
the house Colonel Edwards was arrested
on a warrant Issued by Justlco Marlon
Gilchrist, charged with offering a bribe.
The warrant was Issued at the Instance
of Mr. Rhodes.
Four of the legislators arrested Tues
day were not given a preliminary hear
ing today as expected. State Senator B.
A- Smith and Dolegates Rhodes. David
E. Hill and Rath Duff asked for a con
tinuance today until February 20. which
was granted. Delegate 11. F. Ashhury
previously waived a hearing and Ib hold
for the grand Jury'.
MAJORITY PARTY
SPLIT IN HOUSE
Democrats in the House Find Tt
Yeiy Difficult to Prac
tice Economy.
WASHINGTON", Feb. 13. The general
problem of Democratic appropriations was
taken up tonight In a conference of Dem
ocratic advocates of economy, who met
to discuss the possibilities for cutting
down the expenditures of the government
as outlined In the various appropriation
bills. Tho action of tho house naval af
fairs committee today, when the Demo
crats after an all-day conference failed
to reach an agreement to cut down tho
?14C,000.000 to be carried by the naval
appropriation bill, was tho principal sub
ject of discussion by tho sixty members
of the houso who are determined upon
economy.
Tho party leaders are greatly dis
turbed by the split In the house on the
fiuestlon of appropriations. The appro
priation bills, according to Representative
Fitzgerald of New York, chairman of tho
appropriations committee, will place the
country's expenditures at a point higher
than has yet been reached and economy
advocates declare that the appropriations
of this congress will be at least $100,000,
000 over the billion mark.
The Democrats who are opposed to the
two-battleship programme declare that
unless the amount carried by tho naval
bill is materially reduced, they will
prosecute a filibuster which will prevent
passago of the bill at this session.
OIL MONOPOLY
BILL REVIVED
f
German Parliament Reverses Its
Action After Hearing Amer
ican Producers.
BERLIN. Feb. 13. As the result of a
visit of a delegation of Amorican oil pro
ducers to Berlin a few days ago, tho
German government's petroleum mo
nopoly bill was revived today. The par
liament thus reversed its action of Janu
ary GO, when It killed the first and vital
paragraph of the measure, containing the
clause:
"The importation and the preparation
of mineral oils for burning in lamps (Il
luminating oils), as well as the wholesale
trado In these oils, belong exclusively to
the Imperial German government its far
as regards the interior of Germany."
Only the Clericals and Poles persisted
today in their opposition to the measure.
The change of opinion of the other parties
was due largely to tlio explanations given
by tho American Independent producers
regarding the supplies available In tho
United States.
The representatives of the government
gave further Information on this mib
Ject, and the first and second paragraphs
of the bill were then adopted.
FIRE WRECKS PLANT
OF SEATTLE TIMES
SEATTLE, Wash.. Fob. IS. The Se
attle Times building, a four-story brick
structuro at Second avenue and Union
street, and the Denny building, five
stories high, .adjolniner tho Times build
ing on the north, wore partly wrecked
by fire early today, with a Ions estimated
at $250,000. fully covered by insurance.
The cause of tho fire is not known.
Tile Are was discovered a few minutes
before 4 o'clock. Before tho alarm could
be turned In the flames had spread
throughout tho upper portion of the
Times building. A few employees at
work at the time escaped nafcly. After
two hours' hard work the lire was con
fined to tho two upper floors of the Times
building, containing th compoblng and
editorial rooms, and tho three top floors
of the Denny building. Much damage,
was done by water In the lower floors
of the buildings; and In the basement
pressroom of the Tlmen.
WOMAN BIGAMIST IS
SENTENCED TO PRISON
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Feb. 13. An
Indeterminate sentence of from three to
five years In the f-tate prison at Still
water wns given to Mm. Lola Plorce-Rothe-Bchg
In the district court here
late today. The woman was convicted
of bigamy Tuesday. She Is alleged to
have married Union Rothc of Dos Moines,
la., Septembnr 11, 1912, and Frank Berg
In Minneapolis two months later, while
her first husband, William Pierce of Seat
tle, still was living Sho had never bon
divorced, from Fierce.
A TEH CENT BOX
OFJJSCffili
Insures You Against HeajK
ache, Biliousness, ConstiS
pation, or a Bad StomachM
Put aside just once tho Salts CW
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through tho bowel?, but do not thaHl
oncchly cleanse, freshen and purify ihMt
drainage or alimontury organs, and htfM1
no effect whatever upon tho liver aSlt
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Keep your inside oreans pure ai9'
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tho liver and carry out of the system aRDI
the constipated waste matter and bqW
30ns in tho intestines and howols iMiSP
A Cnscarot tonight will make vt
feol great by morning, Thoy worl
while you sleep nover gripe, sictal
and cost only 10 cents a box from 3y,
druggist. Millions of men and womS$
tako a Cascaret now nnd thon and nY'
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LODGE PLEADS Fil
A P0WU Nil
Massachusetts Senator Stm
Danger Ahead if Govern
ment Policy Is Abandoned
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.lf M&l
United States abandons its policy C
maintaining a powerful navy, within flffref
years certainly within ten years jLfo
gresslons would be mnde upon ua wnfll
tho American people would not toleraB
for a moment."
This was the warning issued by HdB
Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts In an J4'
dreBS at the naval war college tonig ife
pleading for a big navy "as a guiiran
of peace and nothing else." .
"For the peace of the country, i li
therefore tho peace of the world," i
olarod tho senator, "a powerful Aro
lean navy in tho present condition of 1 8:c
man affairs Is absolutely essential. ' Li
extravagance which can be commit
will equal that of economizing by ' :
duclng tho navy." J fa
Referring to the fact that the Unli
States already had dropped from sea iU.n
to third place among naval powers, S bz
tor Lodge asserted that the annual , r
thoiizatlon of battleships by congir li
never should fall below two. . "j
"That the United States should b; , .
peuce with all nations and should ex' 11
its great influence for the rnalntenai (J41
of the world's peace Is above all thlr ,,'
to be desired." continued the sonal BtlI
"but the primary condition of our p dry
rosts upon tho navy of the United Stat
While we have a powerful navy no'o SiR
will attack us and we shall be able' jjjj.
use our influence In tho cause of ps . '
everywhere." '
Senator Lodge tald there Is no ar
ment more shallow and dangerous t
that which holds a proper national' tio!
fenae to be an Incentive to war, " j
havo but to look about us at. this s
ment to see Illustrations of this fa iids
he said, In pointing out that althoi
Germany Is tho most powerful am
state In Europe, it haa had no warj a uj
over forty years. t
LEWIS ACQUITTED l1
OF TOLIVER MURDl
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Feb. "-HniM.-Lewis.
charged with the murder otM'W
H. Tollver and his wife last yeAr, nvjj
already acquitted of the murder of mL
Tollver. is a free man today. The coW
ruled that if Lewie was lnane wncatlcf
shot Mrs. Tollver he must hava baeam
sane when he killed Tollver, and dlrW? H
the jury to prepare a verdict or
BUThe'ro was an affecting s.to-J l
courtroom between Lewis and m mt
whoso story of alleged abuses and
rages by Tollver and his wlfe,ff,Bd -i
tho Jury, brought about the acqulttaM1
her husband. '!.
Charges Despotism. !'!fJtli
WASHINGTON. Feb. ;IJkfii
the power of the Postoffice dcpaxui,
to prevent the carrying of obscene vgj.
ter through the malls Ibi bring wgW't ,1
"despotic fashion against reform ,Pgm ,
tions and working class i pawn, fo
sentatlve Berger. the .,'8e;d8JB j
from Wisconsin, today . ntrodugj ? J
lution for an investigation of tne W rn
ship of the department.
Finicky Appetites I
Put in Orf
You Can Sit Eight Down and SaMfct 0f
thing Served if You Get ArX'
With Stuart's Dyspepsia T'rm.
With a most pathetic ,VJ?8
peptic sits down and "Wj M;
alarm" his hungry cofflpwi odb.
tho best doctrine for most pP -hand
out to s'-ffef ftft,!?.
couple a square meal with Stu art . gd ,
popsia Tablets. To sit down Cl
meal and cat whatever ui.
Retting hack to the cooj old dag
granddad carved tho roast. a-JttH
family made a clean-up; and JM &
appetites with jouncf c
duced tho men and women t U
mado our nation what i 1 1. Agi ch
Stuart's TJyspepaia Tab W BSSj
dyspeptic's hope. Jhej o
restorative of healthy action vpm
stomach and small '"JS'uS.I
thoy supply he olomenta taw JMUlh
stomach Vcks-pepun, golden mityW
other dipostives. uh .r fjm
If vo.V arc afflicted with JM
torn of stomach trou b e, , w r
that your digestive ,DS a" l
power they noed hel ip, w o
moro -ensiblo help I". be ,JJh M j
than to supply dnlL X
tho work of ctl.0VftnlctsVM& 1
Stuart's DvapcPflia &J!:Sf9ymXft
found by test f. l'8r:,KeiM5 Jfe:
ono rain of the "J t0 ,
these tablets bcinj? ftU S
3000 prams of mid t tha .Bori v'
plain that no matter wM laWhC' a
ion of your stoinncj . or hoj ffXj,
disease haa ' profit gd, . one B(J 0
Dyspasia Tablets ta Jen sIoOhZ'6
will do the work P .url0,t PfJH7?rv
opportunity to. reeaia i rf a
the mfcle
-lands invigorated, ana .
"llTupgist 5011 Stffii-bi
Tablet!, afoO cents a Adrtis

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