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NO. 2283.
TAFT TO SUBMIT
CANAL DISPUTE
president Announces Deter
mination at International
Peace Fonun Banquet
SAYS THERE IS NO
DOUBT OF HIS ACTION
Executive Also Gives Thanks
for Defeat of CoL Roosevelt
and Progressive Party.
Modes to Bull Moose Doctrines as
"Dream of Demagogues" Must
Save the Country.
Erecul i The Wsshlnctm HcnlA.
New York, Jan. A President
Taft signalized his appearance in
this city to-day with two notable
utterances, one having to do with
the past and the other with the fu
ture. In one address he declared
that he would submit the Panama
Canal controersy to arbitration,
providing the opportunity present
ed itself; in another speech he
gave thanks that his party was tri
umphant even in defeat; said tri
umph bein gained in the defeat of
the Progressive partj and its lead
er, Theodore Roosevelt,
jn uoi HT 110ur MtniTinTio.
Mr. Taft's first speech was de
livered at the luncheon of the In
ternational Peace Forum. It was
here that he touched upon the
canal matter, saying that unless the
Senate gives the Executive power
to enter into arbitration of ques
tions of this kind, it will prove a
great obstacle in the task of keep
ing the peace of the world.
"When the time comes," said the
President, "there will be no doubt
about what I will do about sub
nutting thismestion-to an impartial
tribunal for drtision. I am willing
to arbitrate with Great Britain as
soon as we get down to the point
at issue.
Time for Trcntlna;.
"This Is just the time when I am in
favor o arbitration. It is the time
when we are afraid wc might not win
that tuts our faith in arbitration "
The allusion to CoL Roosevelt and the
Third party were made to-night at a
monster banquet of Republicans of na
tion-wlde prominence
While Mr Taft did not mention Col
Roosevelt b name, his allusions to "the
dreams of demagogue" were so thinlj
elled as to be obvious to all of his
auditors He called upon the Republi
cans to Bird on their armor and prepare
to continue the battle for the safeguard
ing of the institutions handed down to
us by our fathers. " and "advised thoe
from the ranks of the Democrats, "who
love the Constitution and the blessing it
has conferred on our people, to unite with
us in its defence Mr Taft made It
plain that, in his eyes, Democratic vic
tory was a cheap price to pay for the
defeat of Col Rooevelt and his Bull
Jloost followers
In beginning his remarks, the Presi
dent declared that "It Is not very usual
for the deceased to participate in the
wake, but I think that a few remarks
about the character of the deceased and
the manner of his taking off may not
be amiss."
The President then summed up the
nchlev ements of his administration, de
fending his stand In the tariff legis
lation fight and referring to the corpo
ration tax as "the best form of Income
tax ever devised " He championed the
L-ommcro court, the postal savings
Conttnaed on PaRe Four.
STORY OF LIFE
OF
WASHINGTON
BY
WOODROW WILSON
I HIS great contribu
tion to American
Literature. History
and Biography
will shortly appear.
In serial form,
DAILY in The
Washington Her
ald, and before the
final installment
wIU have been published the au
thor will be President of the
United States.
In analyzing the work and
character of Washington he sug
gests what manner of man the
President of the United States
should be!
This story has a wonderfully
wide appeal. If j ou like history,
you'll like it. If you like a thrill
ing narrative, you'll like It. It
ou like a tale of daring, you'll
like It. If you like a sentimental
story, you'll like it. If you are
proud of your countiy and want
to understand Its history, you'll
like. Every chapter is brimful
of Interest. It Is fascinating,
forceful, and authoritative. Read
the first installment, and you will
want to read every one of them
to the end.
STARTS TO-MORROW
IN
THE WASHINGTON HERALD
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THE
WILL ARBITRATE
CANAL TANGLE
PRESIDENT TAFT.
TRAFFIC RULES
ARE APPROVED
BY FEDERATION
Delegates from Citizens' Asso
ciations by Vote of 7 to 5
Indorse New Regulations.
HOT DEBATE ON REPORT
All Members Declare Themselres in
Faror of Adequate Protection
for Pedestrians.
B a vote of 7 to the FedcraUon of
Citizens' Associations last night, at Its
monthlj meeting at the Chamber of Com
merce, approed the new traffic regula
tions recently promulgated by the District
Commissioners.
At the last mceUng the regulations were
referred to the legislative committee com
posed of E. F. CoIIaday, delegate from
Chevy Chaxe. J G McGrath, delegate
from Park View, and G. W. Evans, dele
gate from the West End Citizens' Asso
ciation, -with Instructions to report at
the Januar) meeting
It was upon their report recommending
that the federation approve the regula
tions which provoked a long-drawn dis
cussion in which every delegate Jiad some
thing to say. j( , "t
tin) Ion Leads Vttack.
The assault upon the committee's report
was led by William McK. CIaton. dele
gate from Brightwood: IV X. Crom
well, delegate from Fetworth. Charles R
Burr, delegate from Anacostla, and D A
Kdwnrd. president of the federation, who
violated his announced intention of ever
leaving the chair to debate a question
Those who upheld the committee's report
were James Si. Wood, delegate from the
East End Suburban Citizens' Association.
Snow den Ashford. municipal architect.
and B. F Colladaj chairman of the leg
islative committee
The argument' was not so much about
the approval of the traffic regulations
as It was the adoption of the report of
the committee without first a general
discussion of the new regulations along
with the committee's report. Practically
all of the delegates openly declared them
selves in favor of adequate protection
for pedestrian", but they opposed goirg
on record as favoring something the
were not familiar with
Mr Cromwell stated that he had not
een a copy of the new regulations, and
that he had only a vague Idea of what
they were
Mr W ood said that had Mr Cromwell
read the newspapers he would be famil
iar with the new regulations, arid de
clared that he was sorry to learn that
there was a section in the city so Iso
lated that it did not receive the daily
papers. Words followed words until both
were talking at the top of their volets
and the chair clapping for order.
air. Cromwell offered an amendment to
the committee's recommendation that
the report be adopted. He moved that
the report be received onlj, and that
final action be deferred. His motion was
voted down by 8 to 4, and the question
of adoption was put. On this the vote
was 7 to a.
School Bill Approved.
The bin now pending before Congress
providing for the school building for so
cial functions was approved with one or
two suggestions.
The federation refused to go on record
regarding Juries in the District returning
quannea veraicts in mu-der cases
Final action In indeterminate iall sen.
tences. the inheritance tax In the Dis
trict, and the adoption of the plan of
government for the District, drawn up
at a. convention or delegates of fourteen
citizens' associations, was deferred. They
were referred back to the legislative
committee for further consideration.
lae cnairman of the committees on
streets and police protection were In.
structed to make an effort to arrange
for a hearing before the subcommittee
of the House ApDropriatlons Committee
and urge that the Commissioners' esti
mates for stret improvements and In
creased police protection in the suburbs
re retained In the pending appropriations
MIL
TAFT AND T.R.STRANGERS
NO SIGN OF RECOGNITION
SIT ONLY 50 FEET APART
New York. Jan. 4. President Tuft anA
Theodore Roosevelt were under the same
root to-day for the first tlmo since It
was learned that both would seek the
Presidential nomination at Chicago. The
last time they were together was Octo
ber IS. 191L at the celebration nf lh.
Jubilee of Cardinal Gibbons In Baltimore.
To-day they sat across the way from
each other at the funeral of Whitelaw
Held.
Although during tho service they were
enly fifty reet- apart they did not meet.
CoL Roosevelt was already In his seat
adjoining those of the.Reld family when
the President was escorted to the place
reserved for him.
Mr. Taft and his suite left the Cathe
dral before the funeral procession passed
out. Col. Roosevelt and others remained
seated until the coffin hart b.n to I-,,-
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WASHINGTON. D. C. SUNDAY.
Political Education Is the Aim
Of Democratic Women's League,
Which Convenes Here This Week
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shall, wife of Vice President-elect
Thomas R. Marshall, of Indiana, and
honorary vice president of the league.
In the center at the top Is Mrs. Perry
Belmont, who will give a reception to
the delegates Wednesday afternoon On
the right Is Mrs Woodrow Wilson, wife
of President-elect Woodrow Wilson,
and honorary president of the league
At the bottom Is Mrs. W. A. Cullom.
wife of the Congressman from Indiana,
chairman of the committee on arrange
ments. Worfien Suffrage Not Like
ly io Have Any Consid
eration atSessionsMrs.
Cullop of Indiana Heads
Arrangement Committee.
Plans for a complete campaign of polit
ical education are to be made at the first
annual convention of the Woman's Na
tional Democratic League at the New
Willard Tue&da). Wednesday, and Thurs
da of this week. The programme for
the convention was finished vesterdav at
the arrangement committee chairmen s
meeting at the New Willard. with Mrs.
William A. Cullop. of Indiana, presiding.
According to the women who attended
jesterday'a meeting, it Is hardly probable
EXPERT GRILLED
-DYATTORNEYS
Alfred M. Best on Stand Four
Hours at Hearing Before
House Committee.
CARUSI CROSS-EXAMINES
Testimony Is Not Materially Changed
by Proceedings of
the Day.
The 'defense In the Investigation of the
Commercial and First National Fire In
surance Companies before the special
committee of the House District Com
mittee occupied nearly four hours jes
terday In an effort to break down the
testimony of Alfred M. Best, the New
York Insurance expert, given on direct
examination.
Charles F. CarusI, general counsol for
the two companies, conducted the cross
examination ot. Mr. Best. While he failed
to materially change the testimony given
on direct examination, he succeeded In
placing his companies and Robert R.
Tuttle. of the Arm of Tuttle. "Wlghtman
& Dudley. Inc., president of the Com
mercial, In a better light In several par
ticulars. .
At the conclusion of Mr. Best's testi
mony, the case seemed to have centered
around two points the Increased valua
tion on the Southern Building, which in
crease the companies divided and car-
ried as an earning, and the language of
the literature circulated by the com
panies in their efforts to sell stock.
Insists on Criticism.
Mr. Best, the llrst insurance expert
which the prosecution has introduced,
couid. of course, throw no light upon
the first noint. though he asserted that
if the building really Is worth 'the ,000,000
at which the reappraiscment valued It.
the companies were Justified In earning
the difference on their booksjis earnings.
In Friday's testimony, however, he as-
serled. in repeating a warning he had '
given tho companies In October, that
this method'would bo looked upon with
suspicion by State Insurance officers who
might pass upon "tne companies appli
cations to transait business In other
States.
Concerning the language of the lltera
Continned on rttTno.
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that woman suffrage will have any con
siderabie place In the, discussions, but the
enaeavor 01 tee league, as ouuinen at
the drst.ereat-catheHnir.tif lt memberv
will be for a general education of women
on political questions and a consequent
creation -of influence for good government
as advocated by the Democratic party.
Since this convention is the llrst of the
league, which was founded only last
June, Its officials, resident here, have
made no predictions as to the number
of delegates that may reasonably be ex
pected. All of them, however, declare
that the remarkable, progress made by
the organization In Its six months of
life. Is a certain augur)' of what It 1
going to accomplish. That the league's
enects will be poteptly felt in the Con
gresslonal campaign of 1711 was a (re
quent prophesy yesterdav.
The call for the convention states'
"A practical and comprehensive course
of study of Democracy, prepared under
EFFORTS TO SETTLE
STRIKE OF NO AVAIL
Garment Workers Say War Is Now to
Finish Willing to Consider
Settlement Plans.
New York. Jan 4 All efforts of the
past week by the Chamber of Commerce
to effect- a settlement ot the garment
workers' strike were officially declared
to-night to have come to naught, and
both sides declared the issue would be
fought out to a finish. There are now
107,000 workers out, and several thousand
more will leave the factories next week
There Is a possibility that the strike will
spread to other cities.
Thomas Ricard, president ot the In
ternational Garment Workers, who has
come from Chicago to direct the strike,
said to-night
"The stand that the employers have
taken means that he will fight them to a
finish. The people are rebelling because
of their Inability to earn a Jiving under
existing conditions. We aro willing to
give any form of settlement the greatest
consideration, but the employers have
expressed thcmselvts opposed to arbitra
tion." The Chamber of Commerce board of
arbitration proposed an Investigation of
the merits of the 'workers' demands, but
the strikers declared that such a probe
would take at least six months, and. be
sides, the employers would .not promise
to pledge themselves to abide by the
findings of the Investigation.
DEAD AND STILL LIVES
TECHNICALITY CAUSES DEMISE
f
PUZZLE COLORADO COURT
Denver, Colo. Jan 4 Oscar Cook, who
In company with Edward L. Siewald.
killed Andrew JT. LIo d, a. saloonkeeper,
and William McPherson, a policeman. In
a hold-up last March, Is dead. That is. I
ob is legany aeaa.
By the failure of ofllcials to carry out
the court's order and hang Cook In the
week beginning November IS. attorneys
assert that Cook can never be executed
for the murder of McPherson.
The complication has crown out of the
J""".10 "' !.ne:aU!,u2 ot ?T ,
""" brir Fok'a attorney, following
thc ?"Jer of the Supreme Court which
iauure to file the-abstract of record ana
granted. a stay of execution. The time
for filing expired Iait fall, -and on or be
fore November 12 ,thc Sheriffs shoujd
have taken Cook to the State, peniten
tiary and the warden 'should have exe
cuted Cook withufthat' week.
. It Is also, argued that Cook cannot ba
tried for" the murder of Lloyd for the
sametreason, that he Is legally dead.
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Via Atlantic Coast Line. Leave 620 p.
m . effective Jan. 6th. 4'ltd. trains dally.
All-steel, electrlc-lhshted PullmanC IKS
Tew York Ave, nw.
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the direction of President-elect "Wood
row Wilson, -will be announced. Special
attentlonrwlll be Ktvn the needs and re
quirements tit local, -nunlcipai, and State
elections ot 1315 and to the election of a
Democratic Congress In 13H. Thus the
league will promote tho principles of
Democracy and prepare Its members to
assist In the elections
Aside from Its programme. Intended to
develop a plan of permanent organlza
tlon and usefulness, league members said
there was notable lnteret In the proba
ble personnel of the nitional officers.
though no Indication of sharp or even of
very spirited contest Is jet apparent
Mrs. Steven B Ajres, of New York, now
the corresponding secretary Is generally
expected to be made president In suc
cession to Mrs John Sherwin Crosby,
of New York, and probably Mrs. Grace
Porter Hopkins, now field secretary, win
Continued on Pace Mx.
T.R.
Sends Telegram Stinging with
Bitterness to State Bull
Moose Leader.
WANTS SENATE TO ACT
Colonel Makes Violent Protest Against
Punishment Meted Out
to Editors.
Caldwell. Idaho, Jan . In a telegram
stinging with bitterness, Theodore
Roosevelt to-day denounced the state
Supreme Court judges who recently Im
prisoned Editors Sheridan. Broxon, and
Cruxen for publishing the former Pres
ident's message criticising the court for
barring the Progressive electors from
the ballot last November, .co-day's dis
patch, which was received by J. II. Gib
son, chairman of the State Progressive
organization. Is as follows:
'I am confident that I express the;
feelings of ayerj decent American when
I say that I am outraged and Indignant
beyond measure at the Infamy that has
been perpetrated In Idaho
In its essence the action of thc court
Is In the OrsW place to den to a vrey
large minority, possibly n plurality, of
the voters of Idahothe right effectively
to express their desire as to who shall
be the chief magistrate of the nation,
and In the second place to punish those
who protest against this denial of Jus
tice and thereby seek to Intimidate all
men who may hereafter desire to pro
test against similar outrages.
rso anarchist agitator could ever do
anything against the courts -comparable
In effect to thse actions of the highest
of one of our State courts. There could
be no (better proof that wo need In any
State the power to recall Judges from
the bncb when 'they act badly, and that
even where we need to give to tho peoplo
themselves the right expedlously'to make
their own constitutions and to be in
every act the masters of tlietr own des
tinies. "U have communicated with Senators
Dixon. Borah, Polndexter, and Brlstow
to ask If something cannot be done in
the United States fcen'ate, at any rate to
call attention to the outrage. Let me
know If there 4s. anything In which X can
be of assistance!,"
L25. Baltimore nod Return
Baltimore and Ohio
Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to
return until 9 a. m train Monday. All
trains both way. Including tht Royal
Limited. ' v
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THINKS WOUNDS CAN ,
BE CUBED IN DAY
OB. ALEXIS CAllBUt.
New York, Jan. 4 Surgeons are
deeply interested In the announcement
by Dr. Alexus Carrel, of the Rocke
feller Institute of Medical Research,
who received the Nobel Medicine Prise
for 131?, of the possibility of healln?
a cutaneous wound In less than a day
and the repair of a broken 1-s in four
days.
MASOEli
BY INDIGNANT
Retaliation for Treatment at
Hands of Maryland Offi
cials Is Planned.
SPECIFIC , PLANS SOON
Laughter Follows Suggestion of Build
ing Lincoln Highway
Through State.
Retaliation for the Injustice that
Maryland Is working' upon the people
of the District of Columbia through
automobile laws and their execution Is
to be visited upon that Mate In such a
fashion that not only officials and poli
ticians but tradesmen and other cltl
tens will feel the retribution.
A aun meetlEc of motorists at nhleh
rrsotaltoBa to dlseonrace automobile
owners and driven of the District from
nalnsr Maryland hotels and roadhoosea
or even no me of the 3Iarylaad-made
crooda aold la thoae place, and a police
resmlatlon by the Dlatrlrt ConimUnlon
rra that villi make the advent of a care
less Maryland motorlat Into the con
fine ot the Capltnl n basardoas and
ever memorable adventure to be classed
amona; the IndNeretlons of yontn, are
hot part of the ajeaeral aeheme of the
campaign being; carried on.
Reports that Gov. Goldsborough
Mao land was at last reluctantly re
sponsive to the hundreds of complaints
that have been made because of the
opera-bouffe administration of highway
Justice In Prince George County did not
allay the Indignation of "Washington
motorists one bit They declared last
night that they would put such pressure
upon persons competent and authorized
to afford the proper relief that Gov.
Goldsborough. whoe recent approval of
a legislative act changing the State dep
uty commlsslonershlp of vehicular traf
fic from an office. which paid the State
U00 to one which the State paid about
three times that much, has not won his
ardent admiration from motorist, might
Dc regarded as an inconsiderable quan
tity In the present agitation.
Mih Sleetliicr iraured.
That the mass meeting of automobile
owners of the District will be held In
the near future seemed last night to be
definitely settled. Developments ot the
past few days, with particularly aggra
vating circumstances surrounding the
expiration of 1312 and the consequent re-
licenslng of automobiles in Maryland,
have so exasperated the people of the
Capital that their patience can no longer
be abused.
The Man land automobile laws, auto
owners say, were frankly Intended to dls
criminate against Washington motorists.
Those laws permit motorists from "Penn
sylvanla. Virginia. Delaware. West Vir
ginia, and New York to use the roads
of Maryland for seven dajs any seven
dajs. a District man pointed out last
night, and therefore practically all dajs
District motorists are charged from K
o SZi, with additional charges for
chauffeur's licen'Xi" and "operator's
license." In the execution of the Mary
land laws District motorists are sub
Jccted to such Injustices, they claim.
that there is hardly any expense, annoy
ance. Indignity, or humiliation they have
not suffered.
"With the discouragement that the
State ot Maryland offers to persons visit
ing there on wheels, there Is no likeli
hood that any strong general sentiment
an bo developed on behalf of the road
from the standpo'nt of Maryland's wel
fare. That State not only has poor
roads, it Is claimed, but loses no oDDor-
tunity to Injure persons from other places
who by fair treatment might be Induced
to regard Maryland as a place In which
they might make their home".
nana for Revenue.
Plana of the motorists themaelvea for
brlnKlnc tbe Maryland authorities to
trrnia ore no direct that ther eem sim
ple, but they have a great many ramlft
enllona nnd refinements. If tbey make
up their minds not to eat' or drink, at
Maryland rondhouses and hotels, aald
bostelrlea "111 feet the aeblns; void In
those very vital spots railed purses. If
District automobile men make up their
minds that some of tbe popular brands
of cheer made In Baltimore nnd other
parts of JInrjIand have lost their fla
vor, the manufacturers, like the dla.
nensera nf those brands, nil! alt up
and slap their favorite pockets,
And If the public mind of the Dis
trict la made up. It will be spoken In
the form of the resolutions to be adopted
Continued on Page Klght.
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FIVE 'CENTS
RESCUED SEAMEN!
N0WI1ER14;
SIX MORE SAFE
Revenue Cutter Reports Half
Dozen of Luckenback's
Crew on Indrakiala.
PICKED UP AFTER SMASH
Eight Taken Aboard Pennsylvania,)
Tells of Hardships War.
ship Rinsed.
. J
Norfolk, Vs., Jan. 4 A. wireless mes
sags received her to-night from the reve
nue cutter Apache says the British
steamer Indrakuala. rescued six of the
crew of the steamer Lucxenbach. with
which she collided In Chesapeake Bay to
day. One of the men. W. M. McDonald, a
coal passer, died from the effects of the
long exposure In the Luckenbach's rig-
glng.
This reduces the death list of the dls- I
aster to seventeen, as twenty-two were J
first reported to have been lost. Eight J
were rescued by the steamer Pennsyl-
vania. They went to New York.
It Is presumed that the six men were ,
rescued from the water by the Indraku- I
ala's small boats.
The messages states that the crew of I
the Indrakuala are greatly grieved over '
the lots of life.
The Indrakuala, which was beached, is ,
badly damaged forward and there is con
siderable water In her hold. The Apache ,
will attempt to tow her to Neport News
when the weather clears.
RESCUED SEAMEN TELL
THRILLING TALES OF PERIL
New York. Jan. 4 With the abate
ment to-day of thc wind and snow
storm that raged over the Eastern
States last night, came harrowing tales
of shipwrecks at sea, thrilling rescues.
Increased loss of life, and damage to
property.
Eight men. survivors of the crew
of thirty-one of the steamer Julia
I.uckenbach. which was rammed and
sunk by the British tramp Indrakuala
in Chesapeake Ba. arrived In Norfolk
late to-dav, and. after btlnc revived,
started for New York.
The eight men clung to the rigging
for six hours until they were taken off
by the crew of the steamship Pennsyl
vania. The Indrakuala was badly dam
aged and had to be beached. She lies
about two miles from the I.uckenbach.
whose spars alone are visible, rising out
of fort) -five feet ot water, near Tangier
Sound.
The eight survivors ot the Luckenhach.
are: F R. Hunt, first officer; William
Burhn. second officer: George Little, flrrt
assistant engineer; George Doyle, third
assistant engineer. George Davis, quar
termaster. Bill) Hoffman, fireman: Theo
dore Losher, seaman, and P. Anderon,
seaman.
Drsrribra Experience.
Describing his experience; Davi said
to-night.
"None of us kneuf what had hit us I
was knocked down, and when I got up
water was pouring over me. I aw men
climbing into the rigging, and I followed
I saw Capt. Gilbert swimming around
the ship, calling for his wife, who was an
Invalid Both were lost. Waves that ap
peared to be MO feet high broke over
the ship, and she sank In a hurry. Life
boats were lowered from thc Indrakuala.
but none came toward us The ship
turned her nose around and started for
the beach
"The wind was so strong that It tore
our clothing to shred. Billy Hoffman
said he was freezing to death, and I aw
blood streaming down his irra. He was
almost naked "
"We pleaded and cried for help," said
Theodore Loshcr, "but we were either
unheard or ignored. The Indrakuala was
less than 100 arils away when she
started for the beach. I thought every
minute we would be blown Into the sea.
The wind was terrific Our chief engi
neer. Kris Knursen. told me he could not
hold on much longer because his hands
were frozen. I told him to stick it out a
little longer. When the Danish steamer
Continued on Pnge Eight.
TURK FLEET JLEES
BEFORE GREEK SHIPS
Warships and Destroyers Exchange
Shots Off Dardanelles Peace
Parley Halted.
Athens Jan L The following de
scription of the engagement to-day be
tween Turkish and Greek warships Is
given out by the government.
"Greek destro)ers cruising off the
straits at 7 CO o'clock this morning sight
ed two Turkish cruisers, followed by six
destroyers, at the entrance to the Dar
danelles. The whole Greek squadron
Immediately steamed to meet the enemy.
"The Turkish cruiser Medjldteh opened
the engagement at 11 o'clock by firing
seven shells at two Greek destroyers and
then drew oft Into the straits when they
perceived the other Greek destroyers
coming up. An hour later the MadJIdleh
and the Hamldleh returned, and for half
an hour they exchanged shots with the
Greek destroyers.
When the whole of the Greek squad
ron appeared on, the horizon the Turkish
vessels fled Into the straits."
PEACE CONFERENCE HALTED:
WAR SEEMS IMMINENT
London, Jan. 4. Bringing the peace.
nt gotlatlons to a halt at the crest of the
crisis, the Turkish delegates pleaded
this afternoon for more time to submit
an answer to the Brlkan ultimatum and
were granted until Monday to frame a
decision.
War now seems Inevitable unless the
Turks appeal to the powers for medi
ation. The Turkish delegates to-day,
while asserting It would be necessary
for them to get fresh Instructions from
Constantinople, let It be understood that
they will not yield to the allies' demand
for the surrender of Adrianople,
Dr. Daneff. the chief Bulgarian dele
gate, said to-nlghti "We expect that
the Turks will be unable to give us ac
ceptable conditions. The negotiations
will then be broken off. We have an
army which can continue the war. Of
course. If the Turks wish to submit tbe,
matter to the powers, we cannot pre
vent them, from dolor -so."
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