they were responsible for the high
cost of living.
The story made it appear that
Griffin told the newspapers about
getting the letter from the maniac.
As a matter of fact, he didn't tip the
The Examiner intimated that the
leak was in the Federal bldg. But
the other newspapers traced the
story to the detective bureau, be
tween the chief of detectives, James
Larkin, and the chief clerk, James
Griffin says he told Markham
about getting the letters and asked
protection from the -writer, but cau
tioned Markham to secrecy because
he didn't want the story to become
public for fear of frightening his wife
and two children.
Markham says the only one he told
about the story was his superior, the
chief of detectives, James Larkin.
When the story was spread by the
Examiner yesterday both were
"called" from the offices of every
They deny telling a soul about
Griffin's complaint So therq you are.
PRESIDENT TO ORDER DANIELS
TO ARM SHIPS
Washington, March 7. Formal an
nouncement by the president that he
will instruct Sec'y of the Navy Dan
iels to arm American merchant ships
is expected within a few hours.
The president, it became known to
day on highest authority, has been
told he has the power to do this.
New York. Thieves stole silver
worth $12,000 from Geo. W. Flem
ing's home, but passed up a $15,000
gold picture frame because they
thought it was brass.
Ossining, N, Y. Marble-finished
shower baths, individual writing
desks, linen-covered tables and
other comforts being installed in the
new West Chester county peniten-
"REASONABLE CLOTURE" RULE
AGREED ON OPPOSE STONE
Washington, March 7. "Reason
able cloture" a compromise to mo
dify the unlimited debate rule of the
senate was agreed upon at a con
ference between President Wilson
and Democratic senators at the jA
White House this morning as a for
mal proposition to be presented to
Democrats met with Republicans
in coalition conference at 11 o'clock ,
to suggest the compromise.
If it is successful an extra session
of congress will probably be called
by the president very soon and the
armed neutrality measure re-introduced
immediately at his suggestion.
A bitter fight against re-electing
William J. Stone to chairman of the
foreign relations committee will be
made by members of his own party
despite the heretofore inviolable se
niority rule that has always prevail
ed in such matters.
One of the most prominent Demo
cratic senators who was one of the
leaders in the fight to pass the armed
neutrality measure is authority for
this statement However, he admits
the fight has as yet taken no definite
Senator Walsh, Montana, Intro
duced a resolution at the opening of
the senate today for appointment of
seven senators to redraft rule 23 of .
the senate providing unlimited de
bate. o O-t
GOVERNMENT MAY TAKE OVER
Washington, March 7. The gov
ernment will seize private ship yards A
if a survey of shipbuilding facilities
does not show that the building of
warships can be speeded7 up under
Sec'y Daniels announced today
that he would use the powers granted
under the new naval bill if it became
" at Eastview.
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