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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
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WASHINGTON., D. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1913. -FOURTEEN. PAGES.
ONE CENT.
NO. 2302
'W mjy'meK''4W'im
WALLSCAVEIN;
THIRTY KILLED;
Women and Children Princi
pal Victims in Collapse of
Store in McKinney, Tex.
FLAMES ADD TO
HORROR OF SCENE
Only Eighteen Bodies Recov
ered, Although Others
Were Located.
Bargain Hnnterj Crowded About the
Counters on Second Story of Edi
fice When Building Falls.
McKmncx, Tex, Tan 23.
Thirtj persons were killed and
tuent more are nursing as the
result of the collapse this afternoon
of the three-storj building of the
Mississippi Dn Goods Company
and a two storv buildincj of the
Tmrfle Imolemcnt Comnanv The
tire which broke out inimediateU
after tliq collapc, is believed to
have caused the death of a number
ot persons who would hac been
rescued
I p to 8 o clock eighteen bodies
had been taken from the debris
and more hac been located
t least fift people were shop
ping in the department store when
the walls caed in without a mo
ment s warning The croud and
the weakened condition of the
building is assigned as the cause
The following dead so far have been
identified
nil. oi:n
Mrs. MAR STIFF, clerk
Miss ROSA WELCH, customer
Jliss KATE MUU.IGAX. customer
It! faSELL. HIGH aged four
Miss IA.AY. WADK. customer
Mis EVA SBAItCin clerk
N It fill- DL.E clerk
I BISHOP, banker, of lln
Mrtlms Mostly Women.
snecial bale was taking place at the
time and the victims are chicflj women
and children Tile upper floor ot the ue
1 artment store building was cupled b
the local Odd Fellows Uxlge The
structure in falling smashed the adji
ent implement store JIanj of the de id
were so nurned and mutilated that
piompt Identification has been made im
possible Several ilcrks escaped by
jumping from the second storv, suffering
onl slight bruises
The fire department and hundreds ot
citizens ran to the scene of the disaster
began at once to clear iwav the
debris and drag out bodies. The huge!
pile of debris of splintered timbers and
niles of brick and concrete together w ith
the flames, made rescue work slow, and
a though the collapse occurred a
o clock the first bodv was not taken
oclociv mother -nd v car-old
nfant were found dead with their arms
round each other Thtir names are not
vet known Other vvimen were found
covering the bodies of their children
Thev had expended their djlng strength' I'nlil o Dlv lileniU
in zn effort to ave the lives of their ,,., , .,., , .. , ,
... i Davison said that in the nineteen ears
1 Morgan and George J Baker icted as
No Wnriilnc of Dancer. vcting trute s of the Southern Rallwav
I he few clerks who escaped from the the stock of tint compinj had not paid
1 panment store saj that the sale wasja cent in dividenls Vfter describing the
st its height and that women were j negotiati ns of stock for the Atlantic
lowding around the counters making Coast 1 me Davi-on declared that Morgan
purchases Suddenh the east walls' -o frenuentlv adopted the policj of
i naked but clerks and patrons gave it
bit mssentarj attention Fifteen sec
onds later however both wails caved In
ipon them with a terrific crash
reams that arose from the throats of
the women were stilled bv the blinding
crifching avalanche half smothered
groan a rising pall of st idke and dust
and it was all over
One of the clerks Burne Graves, cs
taped bv leaping through the rear win
dow neir where lie was working Miss
Marv Kirk another clerk was rescued
iv e She nsd Iieen standing near the
iloorwav ind saw the wails faiL M
Tlionns another mploe was saved
tithough lie was half buried under the
uins John Hampton Jumped from the
seeond storv as the walls fell
The -ictual number dead will not be
known forseveral hours The rescued
to not whollv agree on the number In
tie "-tore 5ome declare there were at
least sixtv There is small chance for
any of those still buried in the debris to
be taken out alive but rescue work
will continue until ever thing is cleared
anf
n nes r Prfnij.
Doctors and nurses have been ent for
"rom adjoining towns Man came from
Dallas To night there is a scene of
frenzj and of desglatlon Hundreds are
itanticaliy seekins wives and fathers
.nd daughters An investigation has
lcen ordered for to morrow It is be-
' eved three of the emploves in the ling-
lev establishment met death M Ting-
ev, head of the concern, escaped, and
he sajs three of his men were in the
omce at the time.
Cheeves Brothers, who own the Missis
sippi store to night said there were
eighteen clerks and seventj-iive custom
ers" in the store when the erash came
While it is known man of those are
aiive sun a score or more are mlssim-
rr.d the total number of dead cannot b"
cennuei established until morning All
stores and offices closed this afternoon,
and emplojes helped In the rescue work.
The fire broe out ten minutes affr
me couapse. ana was got under con
trol about an hour after the collapse
through deeperate work on the part of
the firemen
The building was an old one. but iad
not been condemned
HZ to nalllmore and Retnra
caturdavs and Sunda.vs, via I'ennxyl
vanli Railroad Tickets sood returning
until 9 am. Mondaj. AH regular train
except Congressional Limited. .
MESSAGES ARE RETURNED
X. Ij. If.
BOY COULDN'T DELIVER THEM
'
ARE SENT TO DEAD MEN
The House Va and Means Com
mittee, which is holding hearings on
tariff revision, got a straight tip yes
terday that the countrv Is thoroughly in
terested In its work. The committee Is
being deluged with telegrams from all
parts of the country and (each member
Is receiving appeals b wire In great
numbers touching various phases of the
tariff. To-day a messenger bo. In a
great hurrj, came to the commltteo
room with telegrams for two members
Thej were for Former Jtrprcsentatlv e
Granger of Rhode Island and former
Representatlv e Griggs of Georgia Doth
were once members of the committee.
The clerk, rent the lx back to the tele
graph office with Instructions that It
was impossible to deliver the messages"
Bofi Mr Griggs and XI- Granger have
been dead for more than four jears.
Who sent the telegrams was not dis
closed The evident! related to tariff
revision
COUmCLASH
H. P. Davison and Samuel
Untermyer Near to Short
and Ugly Word.
BANKS HERE AND ABROAD
United State Hasn't Begun to Con
centrate Compared to Foreign Na
tions, Says Morgan's Partner.
Luropean nations were used as a guide
in the doctrine of goernment control of
combinations b II P Davison, of the
firm of J P Morgan &. Co . during his
somewhat storm) teslimon before the
PuJo Monev Trust committee yesteraa
England s IK central tianks and their
000 branch banks and similar condl
tions In France and Germany were used
rn the financier In his comparison
The United States hasn t begun
concentrate compared with thes na
tions.' declared Davison
The financiers testlmonv was interrupt'
ed bv constant bickering between him'
self and Samuel Untermer, counsel for
the committee Once the short and ugly
word was barely escaped Untermjer
read from the I-nglhh law prohibiting
Interlocking directorates In banks and
attempted to prova it could be applied
to American financial institutions
That isn t true replied Davison
It is true. replied Untermyer
It isn't.' rejoined the witness ' Tou
are trying to bring all American bankers
in under that rule. As a matter of fact
many American bankers wouid be classed
ss merchants' by the British law"
(airjf Mntement Vbinnl.
On another occasion Lntermer made
the assertion that small firms could not
live without the aid of J P Morgan S.
Co
' That statement is absurd declared
Davison
Liko Jacob fcchiff, Davison declared
himself opposed to an attempt to con
trol individual enterprise, although he
was opposed under circumstance to
the establishment of holding companies
Davison was asked to explain wh J
P M rgin A. Co had disfranchised 1JKK0
shares, uf slock when thev established a
voting trust for the southern Raiinsv
t un.fl Intermver read from a statement
showing that the 11 Oft) were stricken
from the Ills of the New York Stock Ex
iliange following their refusal to recog-
n,ze me renewal of a noting trust in 1!MC
Davl-on tat d that be could make no
etplan ition of the disfranchisement of
11 WO shares of stnrk but he was sure
that Morgan X Co had not done an In-
justice if circumstances premltted them
having their own wa
Tou mean that J P Morgan Co
can do no w-ong''
I -im iur thev have done no wrong
replied Davison n t oniv now but dur
ing the lat liftv five vear'
strengthening competitors of railroad
which were under their control He de
clared that this did not weaken the rill
roads thev protected and was of benefit
to the public
Davison explained the dctilis of the
transactions wherebv Morgans firm ob
tained in interest in the Hr-t National
Bank of New To-k I-lbertv National
Bank. National Bank of Commerce.
Bankers Trust Compmv Astor Trust
Company, and Guaranty Trust Compan
The latter be said was controlled by
Morgan when he purchased Gno shares
of stock held by Mrs f. H Harriman
The purpose was to merge the Guarant
Trust Compan with the Bankers Trust
CompanV and to put both under the
voting trust established In the latter
When asked what advantage it would
have been to a mlnorit stockholder to
go into this voting trust, Davison said
' We were not considering that. Our
purpose at the time was to preclude the,
sr0ChrctivOeeiT'!!,etwOf,ork0a,trt,habt5 fiS
whom we considered irresponsible and!
who were supposed to be promoters!
vv nen we uns'iimeu me tanKers Trust
Compan we desired to maintain perma
nent control and there was no serious
thought of an objection to a voting trust
which was to prevent the purchase of the
stock control dv an outsider I
Before Mr Davison took the stand, Mr
tniermver quesuonea i nomas w Joce.
who said he was ' securit clerk' for j'
P. Morgan & Co
OFFICIAL DOG-CATCHER OF
TRENTON, N. J., MAKES MORE
MONEY THAN THE MAYOR
Trenton, N J . Jan ii Christian
Stubenaz th eil s dog catcher. Is
guarulng his job- with zealous care since
It. was discovered that he gets more
compensation for his work than does
Mavor Frederick Donnell Stubenaz
gets II foV ever unlicensed dog he cap
tures. Kerninn slfltor Willed,
Magdeburg. Germany, Jan. 3. Lieut
SclilegeL of the Imperial Aviation Corps,
was killed and Lieut, von Scheele. of the
same branch of the service, was fatally
Injured lo-da when their biplane fell
during a flight near here to-dsv Lieut.
Schlegels death Is thc-IWth fatalitv in
aviation since flvlng machines came Into
use and the fourth this Jean.
POSTAL AGENTS
WAGE WAR ON
Investigation Discloses Nation-wide
Trade in Stolen
Goods.
THREE ARE INDICTED
Millions of Dollars' Worth of Stamps
Purchased from Thieving: Messen
gers and Yeggman Annually.
FRANK II. HITCHCOCK,
fYstin&fftrr Geoenl
PACTS LEARNED BY
POST-OFFICE INSPECTORS
Annual business done h stamp
brokers In Vew 1 ork City alone,
according to estimates of postal
Inspectors amounts to Jl.SOO.OnO
First Indictments are obtained
In New Tork City, true hills be
ing returned against three men
District Attorney WTvitmin pros
ecuted the cases
Cases of stamp thefts are re
ported from all over eountrj
Man) confessions obtained, impli
cating 'brokers"
One broker had over 1,000,000
postal cards, which he endeav
ored to redeem at a Vew Tork
post office
Nation-wide crusade of postal
Inspectors onlj started Fight
against 'stamp brokers' will be
carried into ever State and
town
Ileports received esterda bv rot
master General Hitchcock from post
office Intpectors who hive been investi
gating under his direction the sale of
postage stamps at a discount b stamp
brokers throughout the I nlted States
show that the illegal trafficking in such
stamps has been conducted on a tremen
dous scale
The first of a series of Indictments re
sulting from tile investigation was ob
tained sesterdiv in Jvew ork b District
.rtiiornev v numan i lie men inaictea
are Richard Fredericks. Irving t Izzy )
indictments are to follow .
Po-tage stamp frauds against the gov-
ernment and vinous business hou-es
amounting to hundreds ,f thousmds of
dollars annuallv have been unearthed
in .cvv lor cic aiune w.iere i..e -
nual business of stamp brokers, as esti-'
mate)! bv the department amounts to
there are
located some twentv so called brokers
who purchase postsge stamps at a dis
count usuallv from 0 cents to SO cents
on the dollar and sell them to merchants
from 9 cents to W cents on the dollar
Thc stolen stamps arc obtained Iargel
from office bovs and confidential em
plo)es who embezzle them from their
emp!oers. Another source of supply Is
from jeggmen who rob post-offices fl
ingenious methods these brokers bring to
the attention of the office boS and other
emploes the fact that thev- purchase
uncanceled stamps, postil cards, and
envelopes.
One stamp broker in rvcw lork Ultv,
who sells on an average of S3X) to SI.000
worth of stamps a da to merchants,
has been purchasing stamps for some
time from an emplove of the Statehouse
t Albanv. N Y The emplove nas mane
a confession to the post office intpectors
that he remitted to the stamp broker
from JK to SjO a week In stamps, which
were stolen by iiim from thc State The
secrctar of a foreign alliance associa
tion, located in Chicago, confessed that
foutlnnert on race Kiel en.
BLOOD TRANSFUSION
rs l II C Tf C A 1717 lire
fAlLO 1U OAVt LllX
Mrs. Augustus Curry, Daughter of
Senator Bacon, Passes Away in
Macon, Ga., Hospital
Macon Ga , Jan 21. Just after a quart
of blood from the arm" of her cousin.
Alonroe Ogden. had been pumped Into the
veins of Mrs Augusta Curr. daughfr
or United States Senator. Bacon, she ex
pired earl to-night at the Macon Hos
pital Mrs Curry was operated on some das
ago Soon after the operation she began!
to Idse strength, and to-da the phsl
ciank decided that tiansfusion of blood
was the onlv chance to save her life.
Senator Bacon, who has beeii with hist
daughter, saw his nephew, Monroe Og
den, who is an athlete, and asked him to
rive his blood for his cousin. Ogden
gladly consented, and the process ot
tiansfusion Was speedily begun
Mrs Curry seemed to rail as her cou
sin's blood flowed Into her veins, anil
tho physicians, were hopeful -that aha
Avould survive. Five minutes, however,
after the trsnsfuslon was over she be
an to sink nnil soon died
Mrs. Currj was the widow of.
M-ij Manie) u . rurrv. United States
Army, who was killed in an automobile
Accident In Atlanta, a few ears-ago,
Rudolph and Oyster '
Indorsed and Opposed
At Rival Mass Meetings
Representatives of Com
mercial Bodies Urge
Confirnation.
"NO POLITICS INVOLVED"
William J. Glide, as Chairman,
Lands Two Appointees Res
olutions Are Adopted. -
FOR CONFIRMATION.
Mass meeting adopts resolu
tions offered b Aid Is IV Browne,
declaring
Mr. Rudolphs service as Com
missioner proves his integrity,
tndustr, sound Judgment, and
loyal devotion to the interests of
.Loth the government and the
people
Capt Oyster, as preside- of
the Board of Education, .ml
a citizen has shown himself ti or
oughly well fitted to disci ir?
the duties of Commissioner
"William F Gude. Harr Fra i
Myron J Jones, George W. tv-
ans. William T. Galllher. a 1
Maurice Rosenberg advocate cor
.firmatlon
-:
A fair-sized audience, composed of rep
resentative citizens of the District, with
out regard to political persuasions, met
st tho Natlenal Theater esterda after
noon for the purpose of approving the
rent mlnntlon of Commissioner Rudolph
as District Commissioners for another
term and the nomination ot Capt James
F 0ster as Commissioner, and recom
mending to the Senate the confirmation
of these appointments
llllam F Gude. former president f
the Chamber of Commerce presided and
at the conclusion of the meeting Idis
B Browne offered the following resolu
tion, which was unanimously adopted
Support Taft 'Nomlnrea.
'P.esolved bv the citizens of the Dis
trict of Columbia, this da assembled
First that we rordiall approve the
renotnlnatlon of Cuno H Rudolph to
serve in additional term as a Commis
sioner ot the District of Columbia, firml)
believing that his riee in that office
has full demonstrated his integrlt. In
dustry, sound Judgment and loai devo
tion to the Interests of both the govern
ment and the Iieople.
' second That with equal heartiness.
w approve the nomination of our fellow
townsman Capt James F 0ster. as a
Commissioner pf the District of Colum
bia. CaptOjste? has'through jerini of
unselfish servlcei. proved his devotion to
the best lnt rests of the District and Its
citizens and full demonstrated that In
capacit zeal and courageous devotion
to publl dut ss president of the Board
of Fducatlou and as a citizen lie is thor
oughl well fitted to impartlaly dis
charge his duties as such Commissioner
without fear or favor in the eitv of his
b rth and continuous residence
' Third That we do earnestlv petition
the !-enale of ,ne j nitc.() states to
p cmptl advise and consent to the ap
pointment of these worthy and represent
ative citizens
Fourth That the chairman of this
meeting transmit a cop of these resolu
tions to the Committee on the District of
Columbia of the Lnited fatates
( Itliens on since.
Members of the Chamber of Com
merce Boird of Trade, Retail Busi
ness Men s Association Bar ssocl-
atlon of tiie District. I nlted German
societies
Citizen.' Associations and
th0 Di,trlct occupied seats on the
, cainB tlie ml meeting to order.
rhaIrma,. ni,ua. ...,, (1id no, matter
wn0 nominated Commissioner Rudolph
and c , 0ss,er. as long as they were
tappointed for thc reason that tllP
were men of integritv and experience
, , .,. nn.i . .., ... OTS
- , ... . ., ,,.,. ti, .le of
Washington
Harr I rane declared that thc interest
of President Taft in the welfare of the
District was best demonstrated bv the
nomination of Commissioner Rudolph and
Capt 0ster
Mron J Jones of the M C
poke of the necessity of placing trained
men in charge of the affairs of the city,
ind ald that It would be detrimental to
the best interests of Washington If ex
perimenters and novit-es were named for
the office of Commissioners.
iproved It) CHUrim
George V Lvans. president of the Wen
End Citizens" Association, Informed the
audience that his association had passed
a resolution Indorsing .Rudolph and Oys
ter for the office cf Ccmmlssioners of the
District
William T Gslllhcr. in giving hli
heartv .approval to Commissioner
Rudolph and Capt. 0ster. said that the
force of part affiliation in thc District
Is of an unknown qualit or quantity,
because the citizens are deprived of the
ballot
It would be a step In the wrong direc
tlon," said Mr. Galljher. ' If the District
Commissioners were appointed because
of their part affiliations, irrespective of
their qualifications for the offices which
they are to fill "
Maurice Rosenberg said that President
Taft was better qualified to appoint the
proper men for District Commissioners
than the incoming President by reason
of his Intimate knowledge of the needs
of this clt Mr. Rosenberg contended
that it could be only politics which could
preVent thfe confirmation of the two men,
and that the true interests of the city.
A resolution of thanks was voled to
W ililam H Rapley for his free offer of
the New National Theater for the occa
sion Siiemt'x tccompllce Gun Free.
Fort Worth Tex, Jan 25. B B
Epilng -charged with complicity In the
murder ot Al Boce. In Amarlllo on Sep
tember II, 1912, was acquitted by the
JUty bere to da. This verdict fore
casts, it is claimed, the result of the
trial of J B Snead, charged with
Boces murder, which will soon be
carted
Miner. Renew Itlotl
Charleston, W. Va., Jan 3 Further
serious trouble was reported from the
Paint Creek mining region to da, and
Sheriff Boner sent a "scgre of deputies to
the. scene At Paint Creek Junction de
pot strikers attackctt a number of em
ploes of the Wacoma'mlne, and mini
were hurt. Clubs were used in the bat-
i-tle. -Several-were taken to the hospital.
Democrats DenounceAction
of President in Naming
District Heads.
DECLARE IT "IMPUDENT'
Committee of Protest Is Select'
ed Both Positions Legiti
mate Spoils, Says Speaker.
-AGAINST CONFIRMATION.
Mass Meeting adopts resolu
tions presented b John B Col
pojs and George C. Montgomery
declaring
That In view of the short timo
President Taft has to sere, pre
rogative of appointment of Com
missioners should be left to In
coming President, and authoriz
ing Democratic National Com
mitteeman John F Costello, who
presided to appoint a commit
tee of fifteen to protest to the
Senate against confirmation
Lorenzo G Warfield, William
McK Clayton William J Ncale.
Michael I Weller. and D. C
O Callahan spoke against con
firmation. The Democracy of the District
sembled In mass meeting in Old Mason c
Temple last night and protested against
the appointment In President Taft of
Commissioner Rudolph for another term
and ot Capt. James F 0)ster as one
of the Boanl of Commissioners.
The meeting, which was confined
strlctl to members of the Democratic
partv. was called to order by Lorenzo
C Warfield. who stated the meeting had
been called to protest ' against the ap
pointment b President Taft of Mr
Rudolph and Capt 0stcr for District
Commissioners thereby tring to con
tinue a ring rule which has obtained
in the District for man ears" Mr
Warfield s statement was applauded
John F Costello. national commlmttee
man, was introduced as the chairman
"Impmleiit or President"
It Is thc heighth of impudence on
the part of President Taft" said Mr.
Costello to appoint District Commis
sioners for the cltv In which President
elect Wilson will reside for the next
four years, without even consulting
him in the matter '
George Montgomerv, in voicing his
protest, said
It is manifest! unfair that Presi
dent Tatt should foist on us a Repub
lican aid a near-Republican as Cim
mlsslou&rs V,i can find mn In the
ranks of the Democratic part who are
fully qualified to attend to the affairs
of the District In a manner satlsfae
torj to Its citizens'
William McK CM ton In referring to
the appointment of Messrs Rudolph and
O ster. said President Taft ' did some
thing that nine men out of ten did not
think he would do' Mr Clajton said he
had no objection personallv against the
appointees but that the Democrac of
the Di-trict would go to the !enate and I
tell that august bod that the Democrats
of this cit had not been consulted In the
matter of selecting the District Commls
sioners
Mr Clavton said that ears ago a Re
publican Senate committee despoiled the
District Democrats of their onl repre
sentation in public office of a member
of the board of District Commissioners
on the plea th-it a Republican administra
tion needed Republican Commissioners in
order to achieve harmenv and co-operation
with the administration
Hnle Works Dnlh Wnja.
' V, hat s sauce for the goose Is sauce
for the gander' said Mr Clajtun "and
If that rule held good, then It holds good
now. and It is no more tan fair that
resident elect wnson should appoint
two Democrats to the office as District
rule established by his Republican prfJe."ebrew Congregation, came to a close
eessors I here to-da One of tlie most Important
William J Neale. D C O Callahan, and ! reports adopted at Ihe cl sing session
John B Colpos seeretar of the Central
I.abor L nlon. also spoke
The following resolution offered by Mr
Colpovs was adopted
' Be It resolved. That we. the represen
tatives of the Democracy of the District
ot Columbia. In meeting assembled, pro
test to the Senate of the United States
against the confirmation of James F.
0ster and Cuno II Rudolph as Commis
sioners of the District on Ihe ground I
that we believe that In view of the short
space of time that William H Taft has
td serve as President of the United
Mates that the prerogative of appoint
ing the Commissioners of the District
snouid in all due consideration as a mat
ter of courtes be left to the incoming
President. woodrow Wll.on. under
whose administration thev are to serve
Mr Montgomer offered the following
suDsniuie, wnich wss also adopted and
ordered embodied In the resolution of
fered b Mr Colpos
"Resolved That the chairman of this
meeting appoint a committee of fifteen
to call upon, the members of pie United
States Senate and conve to them the
protest of this meeting of the represent
atives of the united Democracy of the
District of their disapproval of the ap
pointment b President Taft of Messrs
Rudolph and Oyster "
Michael I Weller expressed himself In
accord with these resolutions, and said
an outgoing Republican President had
no right to name Commissioners for an
incoming Democratic President Mr
Weller warml defended Capt. 0ster as
being a good Democrat and of having
contributed to the recent campaign of
the Democratic part.
VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT
AND MRS. MARSHALL
TO LIVE IN HOTEL
Vice President-elect Thomas R. Mar
shall and Mrs Marshall have engaged an
apartment at the Shoreham, and will
make that their home during the four
ears for which Mr, Marshall is to be
the second highest official of the United
State
They will enter their new home
March 1 The apartment was engaged
bv Gov. Marshall s seeretar, Mark
ThlstlewaSte.
Twelve MroTTneil In 'Wreck.
Great Grimsb, England. Jan 3.
Twelve member, of the crew ot the
Norwegian bark Argada. which found
ered at midnight Tuesday off the mouth
of the Humber River, were drowned.
Three surlor. who were picked up bv
trnwlern. arrived here to-day with neivs
ot the death ot their companions, "
IS PREMATURE,
Gist of Note to England Is
thaUS
Complaint Is Made Before
Any Cause Is Given.
SUGGESTS AN INQUIRY
Reply Submitted to British Parliament
Simultaneous With Publication
in Washington.
SUMMARY OF NOTE.
"The British objections are, in
the first place, about the canal
act onl , but the canal act does
not fix the tolls. They Ignore the
President's proclamation fixing
the tolls which puts at rest prac
tically all the suppositious In
justice and Inequality which Sir
Edward Grey thinks might fol
low the administration of the act,
and concerning which he ex
presses so many and such grave
fears
"If It should be found upon ex
amination by Great Britain that
a serious difference of opin
ion exists between the two
nations, then a situation will
have arisen which could be re
ferred to a 'commission of In
qulr). In the manner provided for
In the unratified arbitration
treaty of August 3, 1S11 '
The reply of the United States to the
British note of protest against the Pan
ama Canal act was made public b Sec
retary Knox last night, simultaneously
with the transmission of the note to the
British Parliament b Sir Edward Gre,
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The note states at the outet that the
United States government disagrees with
tlie British Interpretation of the Claton-.
Btilwer and Ha-Pauneefote treaties, but
discussion of this phase of the contro
ver Is reserved b Secrctar Knox for
another occasion With respect to Sir
Edward Grey's suggestion that the Pan
ama controvers be submitted to arbl
tiatlon. If the canal act be not repealed,
Seeretar Knox declares that such a pro
posal Is premature, itr Knox bases this
view on the ground that Great Britain
complains onl of swnething that pos
sibly nut) happen, and also that arbitra
tion Is not to be resorted to until the.
two governments have failed to settle
by diplomatic negotiation an matter of
dispute between them
Sneaeata Illch Commission.
The most interesting feature of Mr
Knox a note, however, is his proposal
that all facts in the case which may
continue to be the cause of a difference
of opinion between the two government
lie referred for Investigation and report
such a Joint high commission pf in-
I- e- -n nu n.. I,4a1 fo- In f- r-Anon-ol
arbitration treat between the United
ton.lnned on PBe Flcsen.
SIMON WOLF SENDS
DDATHCT Tt T1ET ,ne wl" of r-urope as sneer oiroira
rKUltoi 1U lAr 1 'ard thev aro In favor of carrying on th
I war regardless of all consequences.
though bv doing so tney may completel
'ilienite the powers and in the end losni
Chairman of LegislatiTe Committee ofl,h" t10". ,hicu mi, lUl'
.allies demands would have preserved for
Hebrew Council Against Immi- them
c D .. ' hlie Kiamil Pashi counseled peace,
grabon Bill. he warned the government that he coul l
srcial t Tie V.Ounjti
Clncinnati, Ohio. Jan JJ. The twent-
th,rd counUi of tne L nlon tt merlcan
' that of the legislate, committee cf
wnicu aimon won ot vv as-iingion u c,
is the chairman
Discrimination against Vinerican citi
zens on the part of Russian authorities
in recent pasyp rt legislation was de
nounced b Mr Wclf to-da
In order that it might reach Congress
and the President In time. Mr 'Wolf, who
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SIMON WOLF.
Is chairman of the council committee on
Immigration, had Its report read at to
da 'a session and Immediately mailed to
Washington
One cop was sent direct to President
Taft
"We are confident that this report will
help to defeat the Immigration bill now
before Congress. said Mr. Wolf.
Applause that continued fer several
minutes greted the report. President Taft
was praised for his stand In abrogating
the Russian treat because of the failure
of that nation tq fulfill Its obligations.
Mr. Wolf told of a recent conference
with the President, at wh'ch -he Chler
Executive expressed his, warm feeling
toward thc Jewls people Appreciation of
the action of both houre-c of Consrwa In
c-ennccllon with th- treat was als
voiced bj the report.
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PEACE DECISION
Seize Ottoman Government
and Avow Country's Honor
Mast Be Protected.
WAR CLOUDS LOWERING
Soldiers Ready to Orerthrow Dynasty
Rather Than Meet Terms
of Alfies.
London, Jia.L Xulm I'usha, Turk
ish minister of svar, and commander-in-chief
of the Turkish forces at Teha
talja, vran shot and killed to-night, ar
eordlng to m bulletin reetlred from
Constantinople at a latr hoar to-nlcnt.
Details of the assassination are not yet
fortheomlns;.
I-ondon. Jan 23. Turke, rescinding by
an overwhelminspubllc opinion the de
cision of her Grand Council yesterday to
turn Adrianople over to the allies and
thus bring peace. Is to-night In the power
of the defiant Young Turks, who have,
seized the government. Instigated a rev
olution in Constantinople, and declared
that they will preserve the sacred na
tional honor of the Ottoman empire or
Ierlsh In the attempt "
Thus the Balkan situation, on the
threshold of peace last nfsht, is to night
b'acker than ever and nothing but armed
lrtervention by the great powers can
prevent 1 resumption of the war The
Balkan delegates have cabled their gov
ernments to proceed at once with war
preparations and coneentnte their
strongest forces at Tchatalja and before
Adrianople
The diplomats and their pi-ins for
peace have been thrown Into ut'er con
fusion, and what the next move of the
powers will be cannot be conjectured
The powers have committed themsIvcj
to the support of the allies and can
rardlv recede from that position
Ilenily to Revolt.
It was learned to-nisht that the Turk
ish soldiers on the Tchatalja lin had
taken oath that Adrianople should not bv
given up and that thev would start a.
revolution to overthrow the dynastv
should the Porte attempt to m-et the
Urms of the allies
I ear Ir expressed here that the Turk
ish forces, enraged pv the action of tha.
Porte, wtli throw thenweffts against th
armies of the allies before the war will
twvpfflclallr. reopened.
Mahmud 'shevket-raslia has hcen "p-.
pointed grand izicr to succeed Klamil
Pasha, with the power to form a new
cabinet, and It Is seml-offlclally stated
that be wiU establish a mllitar di-ta-tership
Talaat Bey, the new minister of the In-,
tcrlor. in a statement at Constantinople-to-djv,
'aid
Mns s-ase TnrWIsh Honor.
W are going to save the national
honor or perish in tho attempt. V( do
not nam
war, nut we are ueicnnm
If. fft AdflaTlODlC
A Bulgarian peace delegate Interviewed
to-night would only sa 'All Is now
I over
I The lounc Turks, supported bv the
' mass of tlie Turkish people, regard tha
j action of the Grand Council it bowing tol
not give up 3,CO square miles or terrl
n"1'1 lorv including th holv cltv of Adrlano-
pe aa,j retain his position as Grand
i 'v ,zier
Pence ilrlrnntr. 11rrt Mtinilto.
Mor than SifiW Turkish soldiers from
Ai-i Minor ha e invaded European Tur
k -inc the signing of the armistic
end all are in Smpathv with th iounS
Turks
Sir Kdv-ard Grev. tb foreign seere
tar. announced lite to div that h
would reconvene the peace conference at
St James Palice Monda afternoon
Dr Daneff, the Bulgarian delegate, an
rounced that the differences between Bul
garia and Rouminla had been amicably
settled and the relttiors between thos
countries were ngatn to-ri.al Roumanla,
Is to receive a strip of territory in bills
tria as the price of her neutrality anl
Bulgaria will immediate! dismantle ail
her forts In Sllistria '
The ambassadorial conversations wer
rcsumed at the Foreign Office this after
noon, when it was resolved to hold a
formal conference earlv next week to
take up the matter of the states of
Albania and Crete and several, other
r-attcrs.
MAHM0UD PASHA NAMED
GRAND VIZIER AFTER DAY
OF DEMONSTRATIONS
Constantinople, Jan IX The proclama-)
tlon nominating Mahmoud Pasha at
Grand Vizier was read at the Torte aa
7 o clock this evening, and was greeted
enthusiastically by the great crowd thati
had.been carrying on a demonstration alt,
day In favor of war.
When Mahmoud appeared he was givery,
a wild ovation and hailed as the savior
of the Ottoman dominions.
Mahmoud has offered the portfolio nC
foreign affairs to Hassein Hilml Pasha,
the present Ambassador at Venice and
former Grand Vizier.
The following official statement wa't
issued from the Porte following the res-'
IgnatlOn of the cabinet to-day:
"The decision ot Klamil Pasha's cabi
net to-abandon the fortress of Adrian
ople and part ot the islands In the,
Aegean Sea In response to the note of
the powers, and of the convocation of;
an extraordinary assembly of the Grandr
Council of the Ottoman Empire, to whlciu
the cabinets decision was submitted a.
course contrary to the prescriptions of
the constitutional charter and violating'
the sacred rights ot the people roused
the Indignation of the Turkish nation,
with the: result that the people, made a
demonstration before the Sublime Port
and brought about the resignation of th
government."
e More JlagnlBeent Tana Ever.
Mardl Gras this year promise h
eclipse all former efforts. Go to New
Orleans, Mobile, or Pensacola. Use tha
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