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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. I SATURDAY. JANUARY 11'. 1913.
421 to 430 7th St. -
417 to 425 ltd St.
Men's 89c Colored
Neglige Shirts in
a Great Sale
The first great value-giving In
mens wear for ISIS will bo
launched In our New Men's Wear
Shop at S 30 this morning:, when a
vast, and endless assortment ofithe
newest of 1913 patterns and styles
In Men's High-grade Colored
Percale Neglige Colt Shirts will
be piled high on our bargain ta
bles awaiting jour Inspection.
Ever) garment is cut excep
tionally full and is finished In
a superior manner. hav ing faced
sleeves, patent neck bands, and
Be here this morning to be
sure of a good 'election They
will not latt long, as S9c Shirts
nill go verj quickly selling at
LINCOLN PARK PHARMACY
13lh and East Capitol Sis.
Day Phones L. 1104-2774
Night Phone L. 1125
TVe Git. Vetn In Tie timid C5.000 Contra.
PLAN TO MOVE
OF JUDGES' CONDUCT
If the Dyer Bill Becomes Law
the Capital Will Be Sur
rounded by "Sharks."
LOOPHOLES FOR LENDERS
One Plan It to Lend Credit at tne
Bank Instead of Actual
11 J05.KPH P. M.
"Washington A national capital.
907 F St.
Better hate those eyes attended
fo now. Delays are often harmful.
JV Git. Vote In The fleraW J3.000 Conteit.
1514 7th St. N.W.
If Its am tiling in the line of gloves
lmv them here To go down in the
high n nt district Is merely to give the
landlords the extra high price. Kids.
Velours Astrakhan. Chamois, Horse
hide, Mulihld", Cowhide, Dogskin. We
nave inim ail.
iSg ISI-TJ3,T WW
"See Etz and See Better"
' EDWIN H. ETZ
1003 "G" STREET
e give Herald jgS.OOO contest votes.
We'll Mend Them as
Good as New.
Worn soles or broken up
pers don't mean a shoe u
"all in. Send rourihors to
and get them back practi
HOME SHOE REPAIR CO.
719 9th St. N. W.
Work Called for and Delivered
W Gn Vor In The HoM 53.C03 Conteit.
tially surrounded by loan sharks.'
If the threats of loan companies which
come under the provisions of the Der
loan shark bill, which probably will be
enacted Into law before the end of the
month, issue forth Into acts, the above
will be an accurate Identification of the
Declaring that the Djer bill nlll make
It Impracticable for virtually all loan
companies now doing business In the
cltv to ODerate at a reasonable profit.
representattv es 6f some of the larger
firms threaten to withdraw from the
District and set up establishments at
various locations immediately over the
District line In Mar) land and there dole
out their loans at whatever rate of In
terest the desire.
While the Maryland law holds that any
rate of Interest greater than 6 per cent
per annum Is usurious, the law leaves
loopholes a. a result of which loan sharks
may charge almost an rate of Interest
the) desire through the tacking on or
numberous and heavy charges under the
guise of brokerage and notarial fees, com
missions for obtaining the loan and so
forth These charges are specifically for
bidden In the Djer bill, which requires
that the 1 per cent per month permitted
under Its provisions shall include all such
fees except in the case of foreclosure
The Influences which were responsible
for the first loan shark agitation which
culminated In legislation In both houses
of Congress last session, are frankly dis
appointed over the action of the House
j n reducing the interest rate from I to
1 per cent a month, under which rate
jlhev believe It to be extremelj doubtful
I if the loan brokers will be able to oper
I ate at a reasonable profit The per
cent rate was fi"ced nrter a careful stud)
of the question as the lowest Interest
rate which In Justice to these loan brok
ers should be required In view of the
prohibition against the charging of
brokerage or notarial fees The question
of the Interest rate was referred to the
Sage Foundation In New York, which
has recently published the result of an
extended stud) into the loan shark ques
tion The 2 per cent rate was approved
as fair to public and brokers providing
no further charges were permitted In
connection with the loans
1Vji ot Evasion.
The 1 per cent provision will not fall
as hcavilj upon pawnbrokers, as the
margin of risk assumed by this class of
money lender Is not as large as In the
cae of the other money lenders
the case of pawnbrokers, too. all the
business In connection with a loan Is
transacted within the office. There is
no Inspection or appraisal requiring out-
Mde assistance or extended trips and no
legal forms to be gone through for the
mutual protection of borrower and lend
er, and which consume time and require
some expenditures. The loss rate for
loan brokers Is admittedly much greater
than in the case of pawnbrokers
The Djer bill, with the amendments
tacked on in the House and Senate and
agreed to bv the conferees, is assured
enactment within a few dajs The
conference report probabl) will be pre
sented to both Houses to-dav and adopt
ed. That President Taft will sign the
bill H taken for granted.
Another plan being discussed bv com
panies aimed at In the bill involves a
possible means of evasion within the
law. The plan Is to lend credit instead
of monev and charge whatever rate of
Interest the transaction permits Under
this system loan companies would leave
on deposit large sums of mone) In local
banks A prospective borrower would be
told that the companj could not lend
money, Tjut would be willing for a con
sideration (o indorse a note for the
amount desired and have it discounted
at a local bank. Then the broker would
take the note with Its Indorsements to
ttie bank where he had deposited his
mone), have it discounted and, de-
uuctlng the first payment, return the
balance to the borrower, having first
exacted such security for his Indorsement
as would protect him While this p'an
might be practiced for a time, it surely
would have to defend Its legalitv In the
court, and. In the event of Its being
held to be legal, would be the object of
onother and more certain legislative at
tack Immedl&tel) thereafter
Represeitathre Borlud Chute Jamb
Were Too Friendly witk Kauai
City Gas Tnut.
Representative Borland of Missouri
yesterday Introduced a resolution
mandlng a Congressional; investigation
of the official conduct of Judge John C
Pollock, of tha United States District
Court ot Kansas, and of Judge Charles
Van VaUtenburgh, of the United States
District Court of Missouri.
Borland's action was taken on com
plaint of the Mayor and City Council of
Kansas City, Mo, who have forwarded
to Borland charges that both of thes
Judges are In league with the gas com
panies supplying the city with gas, and
that their official acts should be investi
gated with a view to impeachment.
The Borland resolution charges that
the Kansas Natural Gas Company and
the Kansas City Gas Company are prac
tically one and the- same concerns, and
that in October last Judge Pollock ap
pointed receivers friendly to the gas
trust and In sympathy with Its designs
to raise the price of gas In Kansas City.
It Is further charged that Judge Pol-'
lock issued an order directing that the
National Gas Company should not dis
pose of Its gas for less than SI cents ncr
J.000 feet, which was a price in excess of
me irancnise agreement. It Is further
charged that Judge Van Valkenburgh
then ordered that the Kansas City Gas
Company, practically the only customer
of the Natural Gas Company, should not
sell Its gas for less than 50 cents per
Representative Borland said jesterday
that the Major and City Council of Kan
sas City had collected a mass of evi
dence against tllfe two Judges In an at
tempt to show they were both friendly
to the gas comnanles. suit that thl mi.
dence would be presented to the Judl
c.ary Committee of the House for such
action as it may see fit to take.
Congress in Brief.
The single hour which the Senate had
for the consideration cot matters, other
than the Archbald trial, was almost en
tirely taken up b) an effort to rescind
action by unanimous consent to fix the
time for voting on the Kenvon llmmr
bill on Januar.v 20. Shortly after unan
imous consent had been given at the
request of Senator Sanders of Tennes
see for a vote on that date. Senator
Smoot. who had been placed on guard
to make objection, but failed to do so.
sought to have the matter reopened In
order that he might prevent the giving
of consent. This unusual question was
argued without result until the hour
fixed for the Senate to continue sitting
as a court. The consent order was.
therefore, allowed to stand
bill reported bv Senator Jones ap
propriating C3.000 to extend police au
thority and regulations for two weeks,
covering the inauguration date, was
Argument in the Archbald Impeach
ment case was continued by Col. A. S
v orthlngton, for the respondent, and
concluded by Representative Clajton,
chairman of the House managers.
Samuel Oompers. president of the
American Federation of Labor, made an
argument before the Senate Committee
the Judiciary In support of the
Clavton anti-Injunction bill
A filibuster on private pension bills,
marked by several calls for a quorum,
engaged the attention of the House and
kept that body In session long after the
usual hour for adjournment Representat
ive Moon of Tennessee Ud the filibuster
cgalnst private pension legislation, and
was aided by Representative Trlbble and
Kepresentatlve Roddenberrj of Georgia
Moon filibustered because the House re
fused to take up the post-office appro
priation bill, which he held to be more
Important than pension legislation
Before considering bills on the private
calendar, the House adopted a resolution
to substitute benches in the place of the
desks now usod In the House chamber
The change will be made In March, and
Is necessar beciuse the House member
ship increases from S to 433 members
at the beginning of the extra session.
Representative Borland of MLssourl
presented resolutions rrepared bj the
Major and City Council of Kansas Cltj
Mo. demanding a Congressional investi
gation of the official conduct of Judge
John Pollock, of the District Court of
Kansas, and Judge Charles Van Valken
burgh, of the District Court of Missouri,
who are alleged to have Issued orders
favorable to gas companies in Kansas
City. Mr Borland said he would appear
before the Judiciary Committee, to whom
the resolution will go
ihe vvajs and Means Committee con
tinued hearings on the tariff and took
the Iron and steel schedule The
Mone Trust and Shipping Trust investi
gating committees continued their hear
ings, but there was no meetlnir nf the
Glass subcommittee in charge of currency
HOWARD AND WHEATLEY
OFF FOR PENITENTIARy
Dae Convicted of Frasd ud Otter
Found Gajky of Kifar MaiL
Otker Alexandria Newt.
Alexandria, Va. Jan. 10. A. Randolph
Howard, who. on Tuesday last, wai con
victed in the- United States Court for
the Eastern District of Virginia, of the
embezzlement of funds from a Fredericksburg-
bank, of which he Was cash
ier, and sentenced. to serve a term of
five years in the penitentiary, followirur
a plea of guilty, and H. LIden "Wheat
ley, formerly mailing clerk in the dtv
post-office, who. in the same court on
Mondaj-, was found guilty of rifling a
decoy letter of its contents, consisting
of JS, were this afternoon at 4J0 nVIocV
conveyed to the Federal penitentiary at
lusma, us. ine prisoners were taken
to that institution bv Mr. wi nf v.
folk, chief deputy to Marshal SmlinV. H
ana uavia JS. Kobe)-, of this city, who
was deputized to assist Mr. West In
conveying the prisoners to that place,
These officers have been chosen by the
German Co-operative RniMi,,- a not
ation. No. E, to serve for the ensuing
year: Isaac Eichberg. president; Justus
Schneider, secretary and treasurer; P. M.
Bradshaw. J. D. Kormmi. .t.t....
Thomas Hoy and P. F. Gorman, direc
tors tor three years; W. H. Helmuth.
? nOI.for one year he bel"K ejected
to fill the vacancy caused by the death
of John T. Nails, and Douglas Stuart.
ftviuenuB were rtM.lart -t ....
follows: riftli series. JS a share; sixth
series, fi.J) n share: seventh w.. i
u''-sn ""?" B ". "d
",wir. uu cents a snare.
AJIB laainz or fesflmnnt- i .- ...t.
., . , V .- ...,, .., Iilc auii Wi
. JL. ,nc'alr samst Fairfax & Co.
?h .clt " beun t0-dy J"
the Circuit Court for thi. -i,., w
Judge J. B. T. Thornton. When court
adjourned this afternoon the testimony
In the case had not been completed and
an adjournment was taken until to-morrow
The object of the suit is to recover the
sum of 11.000 representing tlte purchase
Price of forty barrels of liquor which
J-alrfax 4 Co. refused on the ground, it
is alleged, that. It did not come up to
This Is the third trial of this case in
tha Circuit Court, the two former trials
resulting in a hung Jurj It is expected
that the case will be completed to-morrow
The complainant Is represented by At
tornejs G Washington Lewis, this city:
Marshall McCormlck. Berrjvllle, and J.
A. C Keith. Warrenton. Attorney Sam
uel G. Brent represents Falrfix & Co.
When Edward Clark, claiming Cincin
nati ns his home, awoke at midnight last
night he found himself behind prison
bars at police headquarters, much to his
discomfort. He had a few hours earlier
b7,7 Picked up in the street by Sergt.
Wilkinson In a drunken condition Clark
at once complained of feeling III and
demanded the services of a phjslclan
Dr. Walter Warncld was summoned and
gave him a prescription which was soon
rilled, and then Clark began a tirade
against the police. He clxImeH t k.
a diamond merchant and also clilmed to
be a prominent member of a well-known
fraternal order In court this morning
...- iiii-iti.ir uruvea verv imrt nDin,n.h
..- iiu no recollection of what tran
spired last night His conduct, however,
"'"' '". noiwunstandlng his bad
n sneaK tnier shortly after 10 o'clock
last night entered the home of Police
man James Talbott. 7ZI Queen Street, and
was In the net of ransacking a number
of burrau drawers on thf eerond floor
of the bouse when a little grandson of
"'r- iHiooti saw- tne man. and. frighten
ed, the lad ran out of the room and in
formed his grandmother of the presence
of the intruder. The man. fearing de
tection, ran from the house, but nothing
.... .,...-,.K Irom ,ne arnwc ln wnlch
ho had been searching. The police were
notified and a search of the neighborhood
railed to locate the whereabouts of the
robber. The man Is described as being
white, of medium build and wore a cap
which was pulled over his ejes.
LAST FEW WEEKS
OF THIS GREAT REMOVAL SALE
Prices Still Further Reduced to Force a Com- .
plete, Absolute Clearance of Our Entire Stock
Only a few weeks remain of this great Removal Sale the most stupendous value-giving
event Washington has ever known. With the time almost here when we must vacate our building,
we have redoubled our efforts to dispose of every dollar's worth of stock.
Under our rigid rule of clearance, prices go down. down, until cost is lost sight of ln our determination
to make a clean sweep of everything. No man who practices thrift can afford to let such an opportunity pass.
Think what it means a chance to buy a new suit, a stylish winter overcoat, or fur coat at HALF PRICE
AND LESS, right at the beginning of need-time.
Prices Smashed on Men's Overcoats
Men's Chcrcoats, of plain and fancy no city materials, in this season's new- &9 Csft
est and most approved models. All sizes and colors. Former price, $15.00. Re- Jhf Jll
duced to .. W F
Men's Fine Quality Overcoats, consisting of Vicunas and Tweeds, in a fft k ftk
ariety of smart and dressv designs. Every size and model desired. Regu- jk I II II II
lar $18.00 values. Reduced 'to ww
Men's High-grade Hand-tailored 0crcoats, fashiorlcd of fine quality im- itf k fV
ported fancy novcltv coatings, in many new and up-to-date effects. Values sold jh I X sjll
regularly vat $20.00 and $22.50. Reduced to fir ssw
Radical Reductions on Fur Overcoats
Men's $50 00 Black Broadcloth
Kersej Overcoati. trimmed with
Persian lamb collar Full length.
Well tailored and the
season s most favored
models. Removal Sale
r.e".7 rat8 rimml,h ", coats, magnificently lined through-
genuine Marmot fur throughout.
out with real Muskrat fur and trim-
Hull length tirOO yf medwlth Persian lamb C A C (t
Removal Sale SsCaCs,5 co,lar Removal Sale 343,1111
all stjles and colors; every correct style, at.
Choice of our entire stock of men's 13.00 Shoes,
all the best leathers, and most approved 1 BfJ
lasts, at .J'0'
Cor. Ninth and E. Outfitters to Men and Boys
COURT GOSSIP ON SUBJECTS
OF GREAT GENERAL INTEREST
CONFER ON LABOR DISPUTE
TASTE SO GOOD
Chocolates and Bonbons
514 NINTH STREET N. W.
W gtve Herald 23.qqq conle.t vote..
ROOSEVELT HEADS LIST.
oteil One ot Twelve Most L'.efnl
American In LTnlted frtnten.
New York, Jan 10 According to a
ote polled by 300 members of the Twi
light Club, composed of college men and
women, these twelve persons are the
most useful Americans:
Theodore Roosevelt. Thomas A. Edison,
"William Jennings Brian. Dr. Harvey W.
W!lej Judge Ben B. IJndsej-, John D.
Rockefeller, Mrs Russell Sage, Wood-
row Wilson. Eugene V Debs, Louis
Brandels, Charles Edward Russc'l, and
Rev. Anna Shavv.
Fifteen names were voted on. in the
list being Booker Washington. Dr Simon
I'lexner, and Kate Burnett, of Ok'ahoma
tij tor rusjrltz upirnujssur. pric, 3Sc.
i " araagists.
Wahl & Co., 926 19th St. N. W.
r M- give Tlerald tSSJMO coatct ,.t..
Will Cure That Cough.
HEALY'S PHARMACY, J"
7K1RD ST. AND MA88. AVE. R.W.
V Cl?e Votfj, In The Hffild tSOQO Conlett.
I always have rrhat you want In
W. J. KROISE, ,s'i,rTI?II.AnT
DOS K ST. . -v.
tl e sire Uerald (3.000 contest votes.
To Care a TleaoaeBe
You must first remove tho cause. Most
headaches are caused by a disordered
stomach. HofTs Lemon Seidlltz will put
jour stomach !n the pink ot condition
and cure yojr headache in a few minutes.
JnUg- Knnpp and Commissioner
-felll Make Slow IrnKrr.
New Tork. Jan 10 Judge Martin A.
Knapp. of the United States Commerce
Court, and Charles J. Nclll. United
States Commissioner of Labor, were in
conference all day to-day with repre
sentatives of Eastern railway managers
and a delegation of firemen from the
same roads It Is understood that they
are using their good offices to persuade
the opposing factions to agree to some
means of arbitrating their differences.
Up to the present time the managers
are said to have refused to submit to
arbitration under the Erdman act, which
provides that each side appoint an arbi
trator and both these two men to decide
upon a third The managers want a
board of at least seven men. It was
because of this that Judge Knann and
Commissioner Xelll were requested to
come over to New York.
largest Morning Circulation.
CipiUl . ..
Undltldtd Proati Oter..
in a bank means adequate
financial strength plus con
This bank has nearly ten mil
lion dollars in resources It is
conducted in strict accordance
with the soundest banking methods.
and Trust Company.
Corner 15tii and N. Y. Ave.
"SAVED BY THE IRISH."
Government Hill DUetalilUhlni:
Chnrch In Wale Goes Tkromih.
I London. Jan. Id Amid scenes of vlo-
j lent disorder that bordered on rioting
(the government won a victory In the
House of Commons this afternoon when
the opposition lost its amendment to the
cabinet's bill disestablishing the church
The amendment was defeated bv- a
vote of 30 to 190. Tumult prevailed while
the vote was being taken and announce
ment of the result was greeted with
cries of "saved by the Irish."
The Irish Nationalists Joined -with the
Liberals In voting down the amend
ment. The disorder prevailed for some
time, and was quieted only when the
speaker threatened to adjourn the ses
sion unless the opposition subsided.
nnwoe Crew or Thlrt y-Klve.
Halifax. Nova Scotia, Jan. 9 The
crew of thlrtl-three of the British ship
Evelj-n was saved 'to-day when the
steamer sank at the mouth of Louis
Prominent Musician Die..
Baltlmcre. Jan, 10. Prof. Leopold Mar
tine Stobbe. aged sixty-two, who Was
prominent in the musical world, died
here suddenly to-day. Ho was born In
All arrangements havo been "o-npleted
for the annual meeting of the Bar As
sociation Of the Sixteenth T,?IM.,l
cult, which will be held at 11 o'clock to
morrow morning at tho office of Col. F.
L. Smith, at which time officers will be
elected to serve for the ensuing jear.
Judge C. E. Nlcol. president of the as
sociation, will read a paper. Following
.He iiircung me annual oanauet nf th.
association win be served at the Hotel
iiammei. ji is expected that the meeting
will ba attended bv a lanre rath.,-1...
The recentlj elected officers of pn,n,
Lodge of Odd Fellows were lnatn.i m-
nlght b District Deputy Grand Master
j. i u.vieara. lie was assisted In the
Work by the past grands of Sarepta and
Falls Church Lodges The members of
canton, rvo l, Alexandria, acted as an
rne week of prajer services which
began Monday night last were conclu
ded to-night with services at the Metho
dist iTotestant Church A sermon was
preached by nev. G. A. Luttrell, pastor
or. innitv ai. K. cnurch, and a large
Judge L. C Barley In the Corporation
t-oun to-uay named the following to
constitute the Confederate pension board:
John M. Johnson, F. J. Davidson, and
E. C. Graham, they having been recom
mended by R. E. Lee Camp, Confederate
The funeral of John Y. Worthington,
who died In Miami. Florida, took, place
this morning from WTieaUey's under
taking chapel. Services were conducted
by Rev. Dr. S. A. Wallls, or the Episco
pal Theological Seminar-, and burial was
made in Ivy Hill Cemetery.
Louis X. Duffej- has resigned his posi
tion as deputy clerk of the Corporation
Mr. Oliver, a dairjman, fired at a col
ored intruder, whom he found In his
barn near the Seminary Wednesdaj
night. The man fled and made his
A final decree for divorce on the
ground of desertion was given In th
Corporation Court to-day In the case of
Gertrude V. Dufour ngalnst Avellne M.
Deputy Sergt B. B. Smith went
Fredericksburg to-day and summoned a
venire of twenty-five talesmen from
which to select a Jurj- for the trial of
Lewis Hooff, which will begin In the Cor
poraUon Court Tuesday morning. Itooft
was formerly secretary and general
manager or the Mercantile Railway
Building and Loan Association.
Arrest Alleaed Train Wrecker.
PottsvlUe. Pa.. Jan. 9 With the ar
rest of Andrew Debrlnc, of Girardvlle.
there came to light to-day a darinar
attempt to blow up a Lehigh Valley
Railroad express train at Harris Junction
last month. The man who is now In
Jail here is accused of tying dynamite
on the rail near a high embankment In
the path of the train. It was discovered
bj- a track- walker and removed shortly
before the train came along.
Tests by French naval officers have
Indicated that the waves In wireless
telegraphv travel at a rate of nearly
2CO.K0 miles a second
(Coprrifht mi by toon lfip Toiite.
It was on the last day of Julj-, 1JM.
that the Empress of Russia tho Hes
sian Trlncess Alix after bearing four
daughters, presented her husband. Cxar
Nicholas II. with a son and neir. me
hope of the vast empire to all loval
Imperialists. Though only eight J cars
of age, the joung grand duke and Cxar
ewltch has been burdened with so man'
military dignities that their enumeration
Alls an entire page In the "Almanac ae
Goths " He Is among others the "Het-man-'
of all the Cossacks, honorary col
onel of man) regiments, and chief of
military academies. 4 c
The fact that the health of the boy
prince Is rather delicate, coupled with
the speculation as, to the gravity of the
injuries he sustained In recent accidents
on board the Imperial jacht. the nature
of which never has been disclosed, have
caused the Interesting question to be dis
cussed In public, whether the Czarevitch
will live to be crowned Czar in the an
cient Kremlin of Holy Moscow" A
great deal. Indeed, may depend upon the
answer to this question, not onl for
Russia, but for all of Europe Hut
should the delicate little fellow not sur
vive It Is quite an easy matter to rore
tell the Romanoff succession
Crown and sceptre of the dynasty then
will go to Grand Duke Kjvlll. who like
a number of others of that famll). had
been exiled In disgrace for making a
mesalliance His "offense" consisted ln
marrying the divorced wife of Grand
TViiV. Krnst Ludwlc of Hesse, a brother
of the Czarina, without asking permis
sion of the head of the House of Roman
off. L e, of tho Czar. But all this has
been forgiven and forgotten this long
while, and unless all Indications mis
lead, the Vladimir orancn oi mo jw
manoff d nasty is preparing and getting
in readiness for all emergencies
But It is true the Vladimlrs. one and
all. are unpopular, and since the Grand
Duke Michael Alexandovltch. following
his morganatic marriage with Mme. Woll
fert, a former Miss Chermetsky, was
called upon to renounce his rights to
the Imperial succession for himself and
his lsue. It Is believed in well posted
court circles at St Petersburg that It Is
Grand Duke Dimltrl Pavolovltch who Is
fated to ascend the throne
Young DImltri U but twent-one ears
of age. a cousin to the Czar, and en
gaged to Emperor Nicholas' eldest
.innrhirr. Grand Duchess Olga. sur-
named the whirlwind, because she Is full
of mischief, not abov e pla) lng pranks on
her Imperial father, and because sne gen
emllv manages to bend him to her will,
as witness her betrothal to her oun
relative, which the Czar at nrt naa
"strlckly forbidden." exiling her relative
to a country garrhvon way South
For a diplomatic achievement of the
magnitude and as far-reaching as the
renewal of the triple alliance (drel-
faund) between Germany, Austria-Hun
gary, and Italy, to be perfected without
as much as a ripple of excitement ln
the pollUcal world of the International
press. Is the more extraordinary and
unusuaL as this bombshell has been ex
ploded against the triple entente (Eng
land, Russia, and France) at a most un
expected and critical period, when war
or peace In the Balkans is In the balance.
Rumors had been rife in fc-uropean
capitals that Italy would cut loose from
the leash of the war lord at Berlin: that
Victor Emmanuel, persuaded by his
wife's father, the ruler of Montenegro,
whose daughters were reared at the
Court of the Czar, and one of whom Is
married to a Romanoff, would make
common cause with Russia against his
arch enemy. Austria, ln order to accom
pllsh his long-cherished desire to despoil
the Hapsburg dynast) of Its last strips
of coast land and ports on the Adriatic.
No doubt Bervla never would have
dropped her otherwise unexplalnable de
termined stand against Austria had not
the news of the renewal of the triple
alliance been sprung upon her King and
his advisers so suddenly, so unexpect
edly. N 1th Italy against her. Austria
would Indeed have had a critical prob
lem to face. But backed by a continued
dreibund agreement, Servia knew that
the "Jig was up." .
'Ing that has existed for years between
the Lombards of North Italy and the
Walllslans of the Southern Tyrol on the
Po and Adlga boundaries, the Kaiser
has accomplished nothing short of a
miracle by patching up their differences
and thus glVng a new backbone to the
top-heavy dual monarchy, besides giving
the Balkan situation quite a new turn.
St. James' Palace, where the peace dele
gates are meeting, sheltered distinguished
guests ln 1MI. when the allied sovereigns
went to London to take part In the peace
rejoicings The state apartments were
fitted up ln magnificent st)le for the ac
commodation of Czar Alexander I and
King Frederick William III of Prussia.
The first Emperor William, then a boy
of seventeen, accompanied his father,
this being the first of his many visits to
England The" famous Bluchcr was
lodged In a house on the west side of the
ambassadors court. Hero he spent part
' of ever- day of his visit, seated at one
oi tne drawing-room windows, smoking
a huge German porcelain pipe, and bow
ing to the crowds who flocked to see tho
"Conqueror of Napoleon "
St. James' Palace had among its rojal
memories that of what. If imposture, was
the greatest Imposture In British history
Here on June 10 16SS, was born the Old
Pretender an event which precipitated
the bloodless revolution of five months
later. There Is a contemporary plan of
the palace, wherein are the dotted lines
that show the waj- of the infant (said
to have been carried in a warming pan!
to the Queen s bed chamber. "Much the
properest place to act such a cheat. In. '
declared the lYlncess Anne of St. James'
Palace But the "cheat" If such It were
cost James his crown.
St. James was the scene of another re
markable rojal birth besides that of the
Old Pretender. In 1737. Frederick. Prince
of Wales (whom his mother described as
the greatest ass and the greatest liar
and the greatest canaille and the greatest
beast ln the whole world"), was living on
bad terms with his father. George 'II. un-
TO SEEK ACCOUNTING.
nf Teunrure Crntr
.Vlllliiua About Xl,OUU,IH).
St. Louis, Mo. Jan. 9 Loomls O John
son, attorney for the minority bondhold
ers of the Tennessee Central Railroad
Company now- In the hands of receivers,
returned to St Louis yesterdaj from
New York where he has been for the
last two weeks, preparing evidence In a
proceeding shortly to be instituted to ar
count for the disposition of one million
dollars subscribed by the City of Nash
ville, Tenn., as a subsidy to the mll
icad ln iV
Mr. Johnson declined to discuss th
fcrthcomlng litigation on the ground that
he had not yet decided upon what course
The Tennessee Central Railroad Com
pany is owned largelj- by St Louisiana
H. Cljy Pierce, chairman og the board ot
Waters-Pierce OH Company Is the larg
est individual stockholder and a member
of the board of directors ot the rait
road. Ex-Senator Joseph W Ratlej. or
Texas, formerlj- acted as agent for th
compan)" under power of attornej ob
tained bj" him in l'C Attorney John
ron declined to say whether Mr Bailev
would be involved In the proposed iitl
FOUR KILLED IN FIRE.
Tvto San Franrlico lintels Hum.
t'ndangrrlnc Entire Water Front.
San Francisco. Jan 9 Four men er
killed and twelve injured to-diy In a
fire that destrojed the fan Pedro and
MariUme hotels, ln East Street, near
the ferry buildings. The blaze was om
of the most spectacular seen here In
jears. and the entile water front was
The dead Frank Fisher, sailor. Peter
Jensen, sailor, and two unidentified men
The men leaped from the fourth stor
of the Maritime Hotel and were crushed
to death. The fire burned so rapidly tha
the firemen were unable to get Udders
to the upper windows before those In
side were forecd to Jjmp.
A number were carried down from th
loner stories. The others Injured were
CUeStS. Who Wer Also fnrr tn liTmn
oer the paternal roof at Hampton Court, j While the tire was at Its height snow
The. princess, being about to give birth
to her first child, the prince, to spite his
father, who had made due preparations
lor the event, hurried her off in a chaise
by night at full gallop to the empty Pal
ace of St. James, where the child was
born an hour after her arrival. The in
suit to the King and.Queen and the dan
ger to the mother's life completed the
prince's disgrace King George ordered
the court and foreign ministers to boj-
Henry VIII. when he built St. James'
Palace, designed It for a countrv resi
dence, to take the place of the manor at
Kensington, where he had been In the
habit of going for a change of air. He
pulled down the hospital dedicated to St.
James the Less, and on Its site "built a
goodly manor, and made a falre parke
for his greater comodltie and pleasure "
The palace, as I narrated the other
da j. stood ln the midst of fields well
stocked with game, and these were in
closed at Its private demesne. Even
while residing here, Henrj held his court.
first at Westminster and then at White
hall, after he had enviously taken the
latter palace from Wolsey. It was not,
unUl 1697. when Whitehall was destroyed
bj- fire, that St. James Palace became
the London residence ot Brlush mon
Never before, since the dajs of its In
ception by the Iron Chancellor, has the
dreibund wielded the Influence It does
to-day. For, watched by the combined
navies ot the dreibund in the Adriatic
or Aegean Seas, neither England nor
Russia would dare to hold the Darde
nelles. In plain words, this means that
Constantinople Is safe: that England
csnnot still more bottle up Russia In the
Euxtne, and that Russia cannot deprive
England of the use of her short route
Thus having secured a. new lease' of
life, the dreibund will remain that which
It has been for more than a generation:
the peace controller, the peace guarantor
Of Europe. Considering the bitter "-
No Inline! Over eirpaper linn.
Richmond. Va . Jan. 9 After viewing
the body of "W. H. Dalle)', formerly of
the New lork Times, found dead ln a
room at tire Jefferson Hotel last night.
Coroner Taj lor to-day refused to hold
an Inquest. Dallej- shot himself in the
temple and had been dead thirty-six
bours when found. A sealed letter, ad
dressed to his son at Greenville, Tenn.,
is being held for him. Another letter.
addressed to Charles Hsldane, 60 Broad
way. New York, was mailed last night.
fell It Is the first time there has
snow In San Francisco since 1S37
The fire loss was J600.0C0
"AI" Adams Widow In Conrt.
New York. Jan. 9 Mrs. Isabella V.
Adams, the widow of "Al ' Adams, former
' policy king" came Into, the Supreme
Court trf-day to oppose pajment ot $30,-
l"0 to Mrs. Marguerite Gilbert, a former
Mrs. Adams told the jurors before Jus
tice Erlanger that she had given Mrs.
Gilbert, whom she met as "Madame de
Bran" thousands of dollars for mysteri
ous powders, mjstic water, special ad
vice on the future and council regard
ing family matters. For eight years the
former palmist was the confidante of
the trusting widow.
Must Pay Wife". Lawyer.
New York, "Jan. 9 William Gould
Brokaw. the millionaire sportsman, whose
wife obtained a decree of separation two
years ago, was directed to-day by the
Brooklyn Supreme Court to pay J3.000 to
Mrs. Mary Blair Brokaw for counsel fees
so that she may prosecute her suit
against him for absolute divorce. Mrs.
Brokaw asked tor J15.CO) for counsel fees.
Chicago. Jan. 9 Summons to appear
before the Senate Committee on Privi
leges and Elections. January 11 has been
served on Willie W Wlnkfteld. a negro,
said to have stolen from the flies of
the Standard Oil Company the "famous
Archbald letters made public through
publications of William Randolph Hearst
Detectives. Deputv United, States Mar
shals, and Secret iwn, ice operatives had
been seeking Winkfleld. and he was
finally located by a deputv. who over
heard a telephone conversation givlnc
the negro's whereabouts. The negro Is
being shadowed to prevent his disappear
ance before he reaches Washington.
Annn Held Gel Divorce.
New York. Jan. 9 Supreme Court Jus
tice Newberger to-day signed the final
decree of divorce in the suit brought bv
Anna Held Zlegfeld against Florenz Zleg-
ieid, jr.. the theatrical manager.
Judgments have recenUy been filed in
the County Clerk's office for about J3.0t
In favor of Miss Held, and against her
former husband, for promissory notes
which she loaned her husband whit. h.
lived In Paris some years ago She de
clared that the notes had never been
Appeal Fraternal Suit.
Rom. N Y. Jan 9 A case of far
reaching Importance to fraternal or
ganlzaUons.will be thrashed out In. the
United States Supreme Court when the
suit of Samuel Green, of New York",
brought In opposition to an increase In
the insurance assessment of the Royal
Arcanum, comes up. Howard3. Wbr
glns. of Rome, counsel for Green, se
cured a writ of error to-day to take yie
case to the Supreme Court of the United
Theater Flre Claim Victim.
Mobile. Jan. 9 One fireman was killed
and two others were Injured so badl)
that they probably will die while fighting
a fire which destroed the Mobile Thea
ter to-day. with a loss of 1MO.C0O
The dead man is Joseph Serda. and the
injured are James Stanton and Robert
The theater was owned by Klaw &
Scare. Illinois Bankinsr I-ais. "
Chicago. Jan. 9 The Illinois laws
governing private banks were denounced
by Federal Judge K. M. Land's to-day
when he held Dr. William T. Klrby and
Mrs. Kirby guilty of contempt of court.
Judge Land l.s ordered the man and wom
an detained in Jail until they make resti
tution ot WL'.UM alleged to have been
fraudulently extracted from the defunct
Klrby Savings Bank.