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J JANITOR HAS
CONFESSED
Sent Bombs That Killed
Several Persons In
cluding Daughter
fcM New York, Feb. 4 John Paul Far-
rell, a janitor, confessed today that
he Rent to Bernard Herrera lapt Sun-
day the bomb which resulted in the I
death of Mrs. Horrera and serious
Injury to Herrera and .Mies Fught- !
man, a boarder.
Farrell astonished the police hy
calmly reciting that hp sent the bomb
which killed Mrs Helen Tax lor a year
I ago. adding that Mrs. Taylor was his'
Rehearses Crimes
Next Farrell solved the mystery of
the sending of a homb last year to
Judge Otto Rosalsky Finally' he ex
plained the death of "Kid" Walker,
slain in 1S77
He Blew Mrs. Taylor, he said, be
cause she was his daughter and had
gone wrong
'Kid" Walker was killed, he de
clared. b a man named Lestrange
r"Ji because Walker had caused Mrs. Tay
lor's downlall.
The attempt on Judge Rosalsky 3
life, he added was made because
the judge had sentenced a criminal,
unnamed, to 2u years' imprisonment.
' 'The bomb was sent t0 ihc judge by
a man known to Farrell onlv as
Tony
Herrcra's life was sought, Farrell
said, because Herrera had said he
would discharge him from his job as
Yl J janitor Farrell was employed at the
J ppartmfni house where Herrera Is
superintendent.
Constructs Bomb and Explains
a1 Before the astonished detectives the
maker of deadly bombs constructed
a dummy infernal machine explained
how he made it, what he put into it,
how it operated and what the dan
ger would be to the person who should
open it The Taylor and Rosalsky
horob. he said, were entrusted to the
mails.
In the case of Horrera. Farrell said
he had crept upstairs when Herrera
was away and had placed the bomb,
trapped in a pasteboard box, on the
landing outside his door He insist
ed, however, that he intended only
to scare- the family
Arrested yesterday as a "material
P witness.' Farrell confessed only aft
er an a'i-ni-bt :rililn'- Hr held oUt
, till dawn Then the detectives sent
1 for Deputy Police I 'ornniissioner
COB I iqlien y and the prl-nner went over
with him what he had told the de-
I f w -.-
The construction of the dummy
bomb followed.
Farrel: told the police he began I he
Herrera bomb last Thursday alghl
completed It Friday and kept it in his
room until Sunday. Unmoved by I he
knowledge that his recital might send
t' him to electric chair, the bombmaker
: placidly took pencil and paper and
drew numerous diagrams, explaining
how he had planned the mechanism.
He heean work on the bomb after
" Mr Iferrern had notified him thai a
Degro hnd been engaged to take his
place In a short bit of pipe he plac
ed a bottle of nitroglycerin holding
it in position by nails and paper A
hole had been burned in the eork with
I a redbot hairpin A percussion cap,
a small spring, a steel button, a box
stto wrapping paper and twine completed
the makeup of his Infernal machine
The spring was so arranged as to
snap the burton sharply against the
percussion cap when the box was
opened
Man Crazy or Dastard
"Unles6 this man is crazy," Mr.
. Dougherty said, "we have caught the
most dastardly criminal ihai lias come
f tn tlii-- attention of the police In fifty
gjss years '
The bomb which caused the death
jjjS of Mrs. Herrera. resulted in the pos
s Me Inns of her husband's eyesight,
0 and the serious injury of Miss Fughl
man. a boarder. Like those sent to
Mrs Taylor and Judge Rosalskv. u
was enclosed In a paseboard box. Her
rera, seeing no address on the wrap
per, asked his wife if it was her's.
She opened it
Mrs. Taylor, or Grace Walker, was
killed a year and a day ago. The
infernal insfrumen' was made tip ti
1 resemble a box of candy and she was
instantly killed. Until today the rea-
H; son why her death was sought remain
gB ed unknown.
Attempt on Judge's Life.
The attempt on Judge Rosa Islcy's
life was made when interest was to-
used on the 30-year senteuee LmpoS-
ed bv the Judge on Brandt. Mortimer
i Si tuff's valet. The Instrument was
Js itt 10 the Jurist's home ?nd placed
OS the librarv table He did not like
itfl appearance and notified the bu
reau of combustibles Inspector Owen
opened it in the judge's library, and
by the explosion his hand fl LS maim
ed and his face and shoulders lacer
ated. Kid'' Walker who Farrell declares
was the betrayer of his daughter, was
shot down on the Bowery nearly 25
years ago Deputy Commissioner
Dougherty said today he would try to
Solve the old mystery
STEAMERS BREAK
SUPERSTITION
N'ew York, Feb. 4. The tradttiou
J superstition about starting an
ocean voyage on Friday is to be bro-
ken by one of the trans Atlantic lin
! ers here lor the first I hue. Beginning
. on April 4 the steamers Philadelphia,
St. Louis. New York and St Paul
I of the American line will sail on Frl
I day morning Instead of on Saturday
! as at presen I
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STEAMER
RAMS PIER
Sinks Quickly But Crew
and Passengers dGJei to
Shore in Bitter Cold
; Callipolis. Ohio, Feb 4 Ramming
her bow into Bear Trap ; ier in the
datkness early today, the packet j
steamer. Citv or Parkersburg, aa ik
in deep water in the Ohio rivei Flf-
I teen panic-stricken passencers and
members of the crew managed to get
to shore and kept frooi freeziag by
fires built of driftwood.
The boat and cargo probably will
be a total loss.
00 4)
EXCHANGE
IN GLOOM
Wall Street Mourns Over
Three Lean Years in
Stock Business
New York Feb 4 A decline of
! more than 150,01)0,000 in the aggre
gate market value of rbe seats or the
New ork slock exchange is ore
j measure of the depths of Wall street's
j gloom The latest alue of a seat w.is
I made for 148,000, which is precisely
one-hali of the high record reached in
1909 On the assumption that $4V
000 represents the present market
able value of a seat, the total shrink
age, on paper, at least, of the 1 LOO
seats on the stock exchange is $',2.
800,000. Dwindling business is the explana
tion of the decline In seat prices
Wall street has had three lean years
in the business of buying and selling
stocks and bonds. Business last year
averaged less than (50,000 shares of
stock a day. whereas in 1905 the av
erage was 900,000.
ST. JOE DOESN'T
WANT BATHTUB
St. Joseph. Mo.. Feb. 4 - The city
council today refused to appropriate
money inr bringing dmiral S
bath tub, relic of the battlc6hi,)
Maine, from I'rbana O to St. Joseph
Several weeks ngo the navy depart
ment at Washington announced that
the bath tub, which had been reject
ed by I rbana, would be presented to
the first city making application
Mayor Pfeiffer immediately askod
that the tub be awarded to St To
Isepfa and before the end of the dav
he was advised that St loseph should
rei elve li Then the mayor asked the
council to pay for shipping the tub
The aldermen defused, saying that
the mayor's action already had
brought the city into unnecessary notice.
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CONVICT PARADE
TO BE ABOLISHED
Osslning, N. Y . Feb. 4 The con
vict parade" is to be abolished here
as the result of the villagers' protest,
when Charles Becker, the former New
York police lieutenant, and his four
gunmen were led through the streets
to Sing Sing prison with a mob at
their heels, following their convic
tion for the murder of Herman Rosen
thal The prison authorities have arrang
ed to have one of the trains leaving
New York daily stop at Sing Sing
prison BO that condemned murderers
I will no longer be taken through the.
! village streets
Read This Old
Chinese Proverb
IT-
"A good customer won't ehause
his shop, nor a good shop lose its
r J customer once in three years, "
jfW says an old Chinese proverb The
fle Importance of this to you rcBls up-
$. w on the fact tha' the" "good" eus-
tomer has confidence in his shop,
cjl and the "good" shop gives the cus
0 tomer Quality, service. and a
square deal
Von can rb upon Becuring these
things from the merchants who
I, advertise in THE STANDARD, for
thev realize that once favored with
your trade, they must render all
these things to retain your cus
tom. Tholr advertisements in THE
: STANDARD are offers ot goods of
the best qualitv, courtesy, and
apeedh service, and when you
, shop In thir stores they fulfill
those promises.
Shop with reliable merchants,
and acquaint yourself with the
I buying opportunities they offer by
reading iheir advertisements cloae
K nd constant everv day in
THE STANDARD
QUESTION IS
PUTTO COURT
What Is Beer? Must Be
Decided by Supreme
Tribunal
Washington, Feb 1 What is
beer?" is the question put directly
to i he supremo court of the District
r" Columbia In the -ov et nmeiii in
. f i x i ii e: a libel against the product of
a local brewer. It was declared to
da that a gov i nmsni toi ) in ih.
case would alfect brewers the country
over and would bring about the con
fiscation of products with a value
running into the million
The suit which was instituted at
Die request of the nine food and drug
board of rhe department ot agricul
ture, alleged that the product was
misbranded in that it wae labelled
malt and hop brew ' with repre
sentation of inodels of award for its '
'puritv and excellence
The Kovernmeni charges that the
beverage Is not nn exclusive mall md
hop brew but is a product in which ,
sugar or a cereal has been substituted
wholly and in pan Tor the malt "
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TEST CASE
TO BE TRIED
California Woman Con
tends That Alien Law
Does Not Apply to Her
San Francisco. Feb. 4 Ethel C.
MacKenzie, wife of "Mackenzie (Jor
don. " concert soloist and San Fran
cisco clubman, and who is a British
subject, has began proceedings In ihi
state supreme court to test the ex
isting interpretation of the lederal
law that a woman who marries an
alien losses her citizenship, through
being compelled lo take the political
Mutus of her husband
Mrs Mackenzie, who was one of the
, leaders in the suffrage campaign
'which resulted n the- entianebise
' men! of California women, roeentlv
vas refused registration bj a ruling
I of H- bonrtl fcf .If Ion COtflttWtolf
; ers.
In her petition filed yesterday Mrs.
MacKenzie asks for a writ of man
damus, compelling the board to al
low her to register The act of con
gress, by which she was prevented
irom registerinc. was passed in
March. 1 907 She contends that t
does not applr to her. as she has not
I lived outside the United States.
SENSATION
IN MEXICO
Ambassador Savs He
Lied to U. S. True
Situation Desperate
Mexico City, Feb 4. "I lied to the
American nvernment for ten months
telling them that the Mexican revolu
tion would be over In six weeka. I
was lorcod to invest my diplomats
mission with a domino and mask "
This statement was made by Man
uel Calero, formerly Mexican ambas
sador to the United States, during
thi discussion of the loan measure in
the senate lasi nmht He continued
The truth la that the department
Of finance hap not painted the situa
tion as jt reallv is We should speak
the truth though it destroys us
The truth Is that the situation Is
desperate."
Senor Calero's speech created a
tremendous sensation amoni; those
present.
Ernesto Madeio. minister of fi
nance, replied, calling Calero 'an In
discreet ambassador and a bad fi
nancier." oo
WOMEN TO BUY GIFT
FOR MRS. TAFT
Washington, Feb. 4. Society worn
I en and friends of Mrs Taft today he
:,gan quietly the circulation of a sub
I scrlptlOO list for funds with whic h to
pure base a farewell gift for the pres
idents vviie Miss MubH T Boardman.
Mrs. Richard Townsend nnd several
jother women promlheni in the social
and official life of the capital haw.
;the matter in charge and the response
'is expected to be instantaneous. Tho
glfl will probably take I he form of
diamonds likely strunc into a neck !
I lace. A gift similar to this was pre !
, sented to Mrs. Roosevelt by her worn
en friends when she left the Whltt
House four years ago.
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HOUSE CANC ELS
ALL HEARINGS
Wnshiiicton. Feb. 4 All hearings
before the house commerce commit
tee w re cancelled todaj bi eaui a or
congestion of business in the housi
I Investigations of the long and short '
haul" provision of the Interstate
commerce law. and the uniform bal
I Inp of cotton wer. among thoc I
planned-
CRUDE OIL
ADVANCING
Pennsylvania Now $2.47,
Other Grades Rising
Proportionately
Pittsburgh. Feb. 4 The advance in
crude oil was resumed today when
'the South Penn On eompnnv an
nounced Pennsvlvunia crude .it 17
Other grades were quoted as follows
Mercer black, Newcastle and Corn
ing, 52. mi, Cabell. ' H7, ;)n advance
of 7 cents a barrel: Sonieiset, $1.35,
an advance of 3 cents Tlx ire "as no
change in Raglans.
The new price established for
Pennsylvania crude bring! it within
three cents of the goal for which oil
producers have long sought. $'J .50,
and predictions wen- freelj made thai
this mark would be passed this week
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BEACH TRIAL
OPENS TODAY
Millionaire Charged
With Attempt to Mur
der His Wife
Aiken. S C.. Feb 4 Chaises with
: assaulting his wife. Camilla Morse
Havemeyer Heach, "with intent to'
; kill," Frederick ( Beach, a New
York millionaire, was loda to be
placed on trial in the Aiken county
court of general sessions.
Mrs. Beach was the victim of a
mvsterious attack on the night of
; Februai v 26 last She was assaulted
while standing on the lawn of the
Beach winter hom here, and received
!a serious cut in Hie throat. Immedi
iately after the attack Mrs. Beach as-'
, serted that her assailant was a nergo
After an investigation by cit au-l
i tborllies and dectlves, a warrant was
j Issued for the arrest of Mr Beach.J
Repeatedly he has denied the charge. I
Thirty-six men. mostly farmers,
compose the venire Horn which the
hir) will be selected
Mr Beach appeared in the court
room early, ncx-ojnpaniGd by Mr-i
Beavfc. her" .iirr.'Wo ifariK'S tv. Tay
lor, and Miss Marlon Hollins Beach
ami his wife at their counsel's table,
behind a bulwark of law books, chat
ting gaily while the prosecution was
calliug the witnesses in another casr
Soon after their arrival Mrs. Col
rln Iselin rame in with Mr and Mrs
Harry B Hollins and took seats just
behind the Beaches
Just back of the rail a scyre or
more of women, only a few of whom
were members of the winter colony,
had pre-empted the best seats and
strained eagerly for a glimpse of
Beach and his wife.
Jury Selected.
The . case was called at 10:2')l
o'clock Only '22 minutes were requir
ed to secure a jury. Seven of the j
men accepted were farmers, one j j
country merchant and the other cot
j ton mill operatives. While the indict !
jment was being read Mrs. Beach kepi !
her eyes intently upon Prosecutor
ICunter Her face did not change ex
pression when he reached the word
"did assault with murderous intent " 1
Beach rested his c hin ou his hand j
and gazed straight before him lie
was not formally arraigned, thus hir
ing spared the humiliation of standing j
In the prisoner's docket ''rusecutor
lOunter opened his side by having tin
stenographer read the testimonv ol
I Miss Lallah man. w ho is ill Th
'testimony wus taken yesterday.
When court reconvened at 1
o'clock the two physicians were the
onP. witnesses Whip had been exam
ined Colonel Henderson oi defense
counsel, indicated that be would ask
later to have the jury inspect the
premises of the Beach home
Mrs Beach took much interests iu
the questions asked and wrote down
answers with a gold pencil
Once she joined heartily In the
laugh that followed a subtle compll
ment paid her by the elder W'vman
Counsel for the prosecution asked
how Mis Beach had looked Imme
diately after the attack
"Not as well as she is looking this
morning." replied Hi Wyman, bow -lug
gallantly to Mrs. Beach
Miss Wyman was examined in the
presence of Prosecutor Gunter and
Colom-I G. L Henderson, counsel for
the defense She testified that she
was in her bed in the front room of
her home, which is direct v across
the- street fiorn the assault schene.
when she heard two screams. She
went to the open windows and tried
to locate the source ot the screams.
Seeing no one, she returned to bed
and in a Tew minutes she heard two
more screams. This time she saw a
man come down the street from thel
direction of the Beach home When
she shouted i him to atop that noise
or she would call the police, she said,
the man broke Into a run.
You had better run and run fast."'
was her parting shot at the retreatlu
figure Miss Wyman could not say wheth
er the man was white or black. She
said the suit he wore was "not real 1
light or real black."
After miss Wyman returned to bed
again she said i'r' heard a thii d Be
Hes of screams from the direction of
the Beach home. Dr Hastings Wy
man, the girl's father, was the first
WitneBS He testified thai he was in
his librarv reading when he heard !
two series of tcreftms across the'
stre.r He did not beat the third 1
creams referred ,0 DJ daughter
nr. Wrman said tha' aftei he had I
heard the screamB, he and his son,
I
'Dr Marion Wyman rushed over to
the Beach home and were admitted!
by Beacb to a room In which Mrs i
I Beach was lying on the sofa, with
blood streaming from her throat
Beach told bim that his wife had
been Btabbed by a negro srho attack
ed her w hen she took her dogs out f0r
an nliinc
On cross-examination Dr Wyman
said the attitude or Beach and his
wife toward each other could not be
i regarded as hostile
Dr .Varlon Wyman testified that
i he heard thiee distinct sets of
screams from the vicinity of the'
Beach home and then a knock on aj
door followed by the sound of a
voice commanding:
T'f-ct me in this is Beach"
Examined closely on this point, the
wltness said that he asked Beach
next day about the knock on the
door and that Beach had explained to
him that after carrying his wife into
the house he had secured his revol
ver and had cone outside again In
search of the assailant
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HELLO IS TABOO IN
EVANSTON OFFICE
Evauston III. Feb. 4 Man? resi
dents ot Evanston have placed the
sianii ol disapproval on the word
hello as a salutation over the tele
phone Girls In the telephone ex
change say that the word is consid
ered "vulgar."
flood morning' "cood aflernoon";
re good evening' have taken the
place of the shorter and handler
word as 8 form of greeting
It seldom that I ever hear a
hclo any more." said a girl In the,
telephone managers office last nicht
"In the course of a dav T call the
homes of than society women and in !
almost everv instance 1 am answered :
with the creetinc trood afternoon' or
hov do you do"' "
STRIKE IS
STILL ON
Deep Sea Officers De
mand More Pay and
Better Conditions
New York. Feb 4 The steamship
'anada of the Pabre line sailed for
Marseilles today with a staff of offi
cers from the port of St. Malo. The
strike Still Continues lUld efforts are
bl;:g made My thV MrttWTI who Mc--serted
their ships to induce their com
rades arriving in port on other ves-1
sets to join in the movement.
The cause of the strike is stated
to have been the failure of the com
pan) la grant improved conditions
and increased pay for the officers
TWENTY OFFICERS
HAVE RESIGNED
Honolulu, H. T, Feb I The long
threatened strike by officers of the
Interisiand Steamship company's
tirm'Is, was inaugurated today when
Lwent captains and mates sent in
their resignations In an anticipation
of the strike the company has im
ported from the mainland 140 licensed
captains and It js expected that serv -ue
will not be seriously interrupted
So far there are no indications of j
1 1 on bio. The strike Is over a question
Of wages.
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SENATORS
CORRUPT
Charges Against W atson
and Chilton Brought
Before Senate
Washington, Feb. 4 -Charges of
corrupt practices iu the election of
1 Senators Clarence W. W'aisou and
William B. Chilton of West Virginia
in 1911, wer.- taken up today bj the
senate committee on privileges ami
elections. Neither .Mr. Watson nor
Ml Chilton was present, but the)
'tiled a statement refuting the chargei
contained in a memorial signed by
Governor William E Glasscock and
ni In r West Virginians.
The memorial contained a state
ment by William E. Hubbell a mem
ber of the West Virginia bouse of rep
resentatives, and States Senator VV
G Bland, who presented a statenien
bj W. : Bcheck another member ot
the West Virginia house, quoted m
charging that he had been given
000 and promised $1 ."i'i more If he
would vote lor Watson and Chiitpn.
Messrs. Watson and Chilton repudi
ated Hie charge and declared thai
they were actuated by motives of r-
enge
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SHEPARDS SAIL ON
HONEYMOON TRIP
ew ork, Feb. 4. Mr aud Mrs
Pinlev ShcpaiiJ sailed awav lodav
id "spend the rest ol their honevmoun
ad Mis Shepard was Mis. (el
en M. Gould. They were married
two weeks ago at the brides home In
lam town The Shepsrds were pas.
sengers on the steamship, Kronprln
seesln Cecelie, bound for Bremen
Tbev intend to go by oa?v stages to
Egi pt and to stav abroad until May
The Duchesc de Tallyfand who was
Nils, Inns Could, was on rbe same
boat, with the duke and the little I
Prince de Sagan.
ALLIES REPULSED I
AT ADRIANOPLE I
Turks in Official Report Claim Fortress Holding if
Out Easily Against Terrific Bombardment of I
Bulgarians Political Quarrels Weaken Otto- I
man Armies.
VILLAGE Of TGHATALir IN FUMES I
Opposing Armies Meet at Malatepe Military Men I
Predict Long Siege at Adrianople Turkish
Commander Will Not Surrender Until Last
Soldier Has Been Killed Scutari Said to
Have Fallen.
Constantinople, Feb 4 The garri
son of Adrianople easily repulsed at
tacks last night by the Bulgarians
on the north and east fronts of the
fortress, according to the official re
port issued here today Although no
serious fighting has occurred along
the Tchatalja lines, the Bulgarian
troops are not idle.
The village of Tchatalja. which has
hitherto marked the limit of the Bul
garian lines, Is in flames. Its de
BtniCtlon was apparently decided up
on today for tactical reasons.
Au encounter between Bulgarian
and Turkish troops took place at Ma
lapete, near Gallipoli today
London, Feb 4 A full division of
Bulgarian infantry advanced lo the
attack of Adrianople this morning un
der cover of a fierce bombardment,
according to a news agency dispatch
from Sofia. The result of the assault
is not known
London, Feb 1. A terrific bom
bardment of the torts around Adrian
ople was begun last evening by the
Bulgarians and Servians surrounding
te city to the number of over L00,
o. Almost at the moment of the
nclusion of the armistice at 7
O'clock siege guns and field guns
ftem various points commanding the
opened fire. v ot i-n the resi
dential portion of the city was spared.
There Is considerable difference of
opinion as to how long tbo fortress
will he able to hold out. One dis
patch from Mustapha Pasha, today,
which reported that the heavv can
nonade continued ihrouchout the
night, concluded with the prophesy
made bv the Bulgarian staff that two
weeks would suffico for the besiegers
to force the Turks to capitulate.
Prolonged Defense Predicted
Military men, however, who know
something about the several lines of
forts which form the defense of
Adrianople look for a prolonged de- j
fense.
This opinion apparently prevails
w iihln Adrianople Itself. Otherwise
the foreign consuls there would not
have considered It necessary to ask ,
their ambassador to secure an escort
for the foreign residents of the n ,
who desire to pass through the lines.
Will Not Surrender
Shukri Pasha, the Turkish com
mander, who is defending Adrianople,
!has declared thai he will not sur-j
render the fortress until the last of;
his soldiers has been killed.
While there have been some deser
! Hons from the ranks of the garrison,
these have been chiefly Christian
soldiers serving with'Turklsh regi
ments. Shukri Pasha still has some,1
In. imu men. a number which is con
sidered quite sufficient to man the
forts and hold at bay the much great
er besieging force.
Bulgarians Have Large Force.
The Bulgarians are said to have
hi men in the province of Thrace. 1
i with 45,00ii Servian soldiers and per-,
haps a few divisions of Greeks as
sisting them- The greater part of this,
tune, however, is compelled to re-
main in front of Tchatalja and at',
! Gallipoli In order to hold the Turkish j
armies concentrated at those places.
lr s possible that the allies may
attack one or both of these positions. J .
lr they could char Gallipoli of Turk- ,
ish troops and ;ittack the Dardanelles
straits this would give free passage i
to the Creek fleet, which then would i
be able iu tender some assistance at
Tchatalja On the other hand, the i
winter season is so unfavorable for i
offensive operations that the allies I
in. decide to let the Turks make the i
first move from Tchatalja
Ottoman Army Has Improved
The Ottoman armv at Tchatalja has
greatly improve, during the armis
tice The soldiers are better armed
lhau they were, sickness among them
ha.- diminished, supplies have been
brought up n great quantities, audi
fresh troops now man the string of I
powerful ports.
The great drawbacks to 'be success!
of the Turks are the political quarv
ireU among the Ottoman officers;
which must tend to undermine the
efficiency of the army
Scutari Fall.
On the other side of the Balkan
peninsula, Scutari, where the Monte- i
in Kilns are besieging the fortress,)
Is reported through the corresnon-
dent of a Dutch new spaper to have I
fallen There is no confirmation ot
this report from any other source.
British and German warships pass
ed through the Dardanelles yesterdu
for ibe protection of thp foreign resi-j
dents of Constantinople and a fleet
r
lot warships belonging to other pow- M-
eis is anchored In Bealka ba ready E;
lor any emergeno pT
GERMANY PASSES I
WAR RESOLUTION I
Berlin, Feb 4 A resolution re- r'
gardinx the hesitation of Germany
army authorities In introducing "an
army bill on a grand scale corre-
spondlng to the gravity of the present
time" was passed unanimously today I,1
by the executive committee of the Im- j-
perial league of German towns, which
Is composed of representatives of I-
towns with less than 25,000 popula- r
Hon
The resolution further declares that j
' the smaller towns of Germany, al- t
though heavily burdened, are willing
in make great financial sacrifices In T
order to render the fatherland able 1:
to throw its sword into the scale in
l a . or of European peace." K
BANKERS IN I
CONFERENCE I
I
i Americans To Pay First
Installment of Chinese
Six-Power Loan
New York. Feb 4. American bank
ers connected with the Chinese six
power loan were In active conference
here today, but professed to have no
confirmation of cable dispatches from
PeklUK that the agreement with the
Chinese government would be rati- I
fled in the course of the day.
It was said that all the preliminar
ies had been overcome and that the
French financiers, who were supposed
to be largely responsible for the re- I IH
cent delay, were now In accord with
the other members of the group
While no sum has been mentioned,
it Is understood that the initial in
stallment to be paid by the Americas
bankers tovard the S125.000.OOO loan
will hardly exceed $10,000,000. The
money. It is believed, will be paid
over iu London. ,
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RAILROAD
MEN MEET I
Dissolution of Harriman
Merger Ordered Back
to Salt Lake Court. I
New York. Feb. 4. The executive
committee of the Union Pacific rail
road company held another session
today, but the meeting was unproduc
tive of any news regarding the dis
solution of that road from the South
ern Pacific.
From the fact that the mandate of
the supreme court ordering the dis
solution has been ordered back to the
lower federal court In Salt Lake City,
it was inferred that something in the
nature of an under standing now sx
Ists between the department of justice
ai Washington and the board of the
Harriman lines
Robert S. Lovett. chairman of the
Union Pacific board ol directors. i
authority for the statement that the
details of the proposed dissolution
yet lo be worked out to a sat
isfactdryconclusion Until that tune.
In adds, a-fl reports dealing with tin
ultimate coirtrot'of the Central Pacif
ic are merely conjectures.
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ALASKA IN NEfcD
OF RAILROADS
Washington. Feb 4 Alaska's great
r. sources lie dead because (l1 'aek
of railroads to Connect the inland w I
terways with the coast and because
Ol inadequate coal land laws. Secre
tary Fisher todav told Hie house ter
ritorial committee.
"There's been a dog in the matt-'
policv In Alaska since 1906." he add- j
OIbbI
Mr Fisher asked for an appropria- i
tlon to investigate the Alaskan rail
way possibilities.
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