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UNITED STATES STANDS PAT
Nothing in Canal Case to Discuss
Earl Greys Attitude
Based Upon Wrong j
Idea of Facts
f?.- 4 , the British contention rests upon
apnrehension of things that may hap
pen In the future, to th<- injury of Brit
ish shipping, which, in all probability.
win occur.
Pecrttar* KiKix hf-Kins his note,
•\hi< '•> was delivered to the Brttttrn Per*
•fi'-c through Mr. Laughlin, the
American charge at London, iiy the
fiat statement that he <hu not a#r*e
With ! «•■ British interpretation of lh*>
(anal treaties, so far as tbey limit t te
■m of action of America or it.
fringe British treaty rights. Pointing
out that the Grey note wa.<
without consideration of the presi
dent's toll proclamation, the secretary
states that Sir Rdward deals chiefly
with the possibilities Of what the presi
dent might do under the canal act,
whereas the proclamation has entirely
c!anged the situation.
OBJEITIONS A|E 1>1«< (JfMCD
Taking up the three objections maJp
by the British government. Secretary
Knox first discusses that which applies
to the exemption from tolls of the
government vessels of Panama. This
he declares to be a great and complete
surprise to the United States, which
always had asserted without challenge
;i at the status of the countries imme
diately concerned by reason oi their
political relation to the territory in
•which the canal was to be constructed,
was different from that of all other
countries.
Hi , does not believe therefore that
the British government intended to
propose arbitration of this question.
In regard to a second British objec
tion, that the Panama canal act might
He thought to confer upon the presi
dent the power to discriminate in the
US« *»f the canal in favor of all ships
belonging to the United States and its
citizens, even in the foreign trade, by j
granting them reduced tolls, the note]
quotes from the memorandum at
tached -to tt e canal act by the presi
dent, when it was signed, as follows:
<H OTtCi THK I'RESIUKXT
"It is not therefore necessary to dis
cuss the policy of sii'h discrimination
until the question may arise in the ex
en isc ~f the president's discretion."
As no question yet has arisen on •
this point, which in the words of the
existing treaty, "it may not have been
possible to settle by diplomacy," the
note holds that the suggestion of ar
bitration is premature. Before passing
from that stage of the oucstion. Sec- :
?'tary Knox emphatically disclaims
entertaining any doubt as td the right
to exempt American warships and other
government vessels from toils, as they
are part of the government's protect
ive system, and it is not understood
■ireat Britain challenges th<- right
of the United States to protect the
canal or to require an explanation of
what relation the movement of a par-;
11> ular vessel through the canal has
to It! protection
KXKMPTION' >O DISCRIMINATION
Thus clearing away all nonrelevant
objections, the note proceeds to discuss
British assertion that the exemp
tion of the United Suites coastwis"
vessels from tolls is a dfecrltnlnaUon
against Britten vessels. Mr. Knox re
■ :i\\> Sir Edward Grey's admission of
the right of the I'nited States to grant
subsidies to its shipping generally or
any particular branches, and, although
it is "'i form of subsidy" to exempt
the coastwlsa shipping from tolls, he
regards it as objectionable, as throw
■ unfair share of the burden of
upkeep in the canal on foreign ship
ping.
The secretary point? out that Great
Britain does not claim the right to
participate in American coastwise
trade, bul objects to the exemption of
that trade from tolls because
adversely affect British rights to equal
treatment in the payment of tolls or to
just and equitable tolls. He also re
calls the British objection that coast
wise trade can not be circumscribed so
completely that benefits conferred upon
it will not affect vessels engaged in
the foreign trade. Thus cargo intended
for a American port beyond the canal
and shipped on board a foreign ship
could be sent to its destination more
cheaply through the operation of the
proposed exemption by being landed at
■ I "nite.i states port before reaching
the canal and then sent on as coast
wise trade, to the detriment of for
eign ships in direct trade.
Taking tiiis statement in connection
with one by Mr. Innes on the same
point, to the effect that, perhaps no
objection could be taken to the ex
emption of limited bona fide coastwise
traffic. Secretary Knox declares this
t.i }><■■ an admission of the American
right to exempt its vessels In the coast
wise trade from tolls.
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Sir Edward Grey, whose posi
tion is held untenable by Scat- '■
tary Knox.
iffuJßcfent to sny that enviously the
United States is rfot to be denied the
pow»r to rerrit tolls to its can coast
wise trade because of a suspicion of
possibility that the regulations yet to
l>p f>. lined may not restrict this ex
emption to bona tide coastwise traffic. "
Th» answer to this objection, there
fore, apart from any question of treaty
interpretation. U that it rests on con
i«cture as to what maj' happen, rather
than upon facts, and does not present
a question for BUboaiMion to arbitra
tion, as It has not as yet passed beyond
the stnge where it can property be dealt
with by diplomatic discussion.
"It will \te remembered that the only
questions which it may not he possible
to seitle by diplomacy are required by
our arbitration treaties to be referred
to arbitration." Mr. Knox continues.
The secretary dismisses another Brit
ish contention that there is nothing
in the Unifd States law to prevent any
vessel combining foreign commerce
with erestwlse trade to the detriment
of foreign shipping, which he dec lares
depends upon future conditions and
'a<ts not yet ascertained, arbitration
of which would he premature.
SIX KOHARD'S PBJK(TIOXS
Taking' up Sir Kdward Grey's objec
tion that thf canal act wnuH enable
tolls to be fixed which w ould not be
just and equitable, the secretary, ngum
calling , attention to the fact tlirt this
statement was made without knowl
edge of the president's toll proclama
tion, remarks that this Again is based
upon a mere contingency, that there is
nn <Maim that the tolls, as now actually
tixed, nre nnt "juet and equitable."
Without admitting that the burden of
proof res-ts upon the United States to
show that all traffic has not been
reckoned with in fixing upon the tolls,
and that consequently they are equit
able. Secretary Knox welcomes the op
portunity ot informing the British gov
ernment that such is the case and that
in adopting the rate of $1.25 per ton.
Prof. Emory Johnson included United
States coastwise shipping: in his r»l
--. 'Mila tions. quoting from his report, in
which it is shown that Professor John
son . i alcuJMf-1 the tonnage passing
through Ette canal la 1915, as com
posed of United Slates coastwise ship
ping 1.000.000 tons; United State? for
eign shipping. T20.0<»0 tons, and for
eign shipping 5.750.000 tons. It was on
this estimaie that the president fixed
the tolls.
EXEMPTION MKAXK SIBSIDV
"If. an a matter of fact." Secretary
I Knox df-Jares. "the tolls now fixed (of
which Sir Kdward Grey sppms un
\ awarp), do Hot rxc-eed this requirement
I (interest on the capital expended and
the cost <>f operating and maintaining
thf .ana! i. nnd hs heretofore pointed
out there i.« Mβ '-laini that do_ it
is not apparent under Sir Edward
Greys contention how Great Britain
I could he rpceiving unjust and inequit
able treatment if the United States
favors its coastwise vessels by not col
lecting their share of the tolls
I sary to meet thf> requirement.
"There is a very clear distinction be-
I iwpcn an omission to 'take into ac
i count' the coastwise toll 3in order to
; determine a just and equitable rate,
which is as far as this objection goes,
and the remission of such tolls, or their
! collection coupled with their repay
ment in the form of a subsidy.
"The fxemption of the coastwise
[ trade from tolls, or the refunding of
tolls collected from the coastwise trade
merely is a subsidy granted by the
I United States to that trade and the
J loss resulting from not collecting, or
from refunding those toils, will fall
solely upon the United State*. In the
J same way the loss will fall on the
United States if the tolls fixed by the
) president's proclamation en all vessels
J represent less than the fair value of
. the service rendered, which must nec
rssaiily \>o tIM <-;iso for many years,
anri Hip United States will, therefore.
THE RAX FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1913.
be in the position of subsidizing: or aid
ing not merely its own coastwise ves
k*ls. but foreign rMfetUl as well."
i ov<;kess has power
Summarizing the British objections
Biid commenting iidoh them, pecetary
Knox does not deny that congress ha<?
the power, through the president, to
violate the terms of the Hay-P3i>nce
fote treaty in Un aspect si rule of
municipal !rw. That, he says* only
•TOOld become a jn«t cround for com
plaint In the event that the power was
used against British shipping. It is
the impropc" exercise of this power,
ard not its possession, which Hlone can
give iise to en in<e<-na*ional cause of
action, remark* the secretary.
Only when complaint is made by
<lreat Britain that British reateia actu
ully have been subjected to unequal
treatment or inequitable tollp, Secretary
Knox asserts, ran the question be
raised whether the United States ia
bound by the Hay-Paupoefot* treaty to
collect tollp from I'nited States vessels
and whether British vessels are entitled
to equal treatment.
SI , BSTA\TIAIj CASE DKSIRED
•r'ntil these obiectiens rest upon
something more substantial than mere
possibility." he *aye. "it i$ not believed
that they should be submitted to arbi
tration. The existence of an arbitra
tion treaty does not create a right of
action: it merely provides a means of
settlement to be resorted to only when
other resources of diplomacy have
failed."
Therefore, the secretary holds that it
is not now necessary to discuss ques
tions of facts which have not yet arisen.
The note eonciudes as follow*:
"It is recognized by this government
that the situation developed by the
present discussion may require an ex
amination by Great Britain into the
facts above set forth as to the oasis
upon which the toils fixed by the presi
dent's proclamation have been cam
puted, and also into the regulations and
restrictions circumscribing the coast
wise trade of the United Stages as well
as into othrr facts bearing upon th<;
situation, with the view of determining
whether or not, as a matter of fact un
der present conditions there is any
ground for claiming that the net and
proclamation actually subject British
vessels to equality of treatment or to
unjust and Inequitable tolls.
MKTHOD Or , PROtKDIRi:
"If it should be found as a result of
such en eVmination on the part of
Crcat Rritati that a difference of opin
ion exists between the two govern
ments OD any of the Important ques
tions of fact Involved in this discussion,
then a situation will have arisen which.
In the opinion of this government,
could with advantage be dealt with by
referring the controversy to a commis
sion of inquiry for examination and re
port. In the manner provided for in the.
unratitled arbitration treaty of August
3. 1911, between the United States and
Great Britain.
■'The necessity for inquiring: into
questions of fact in their relation to
controversies under diplomatic discus
sion was contemplated hv both parties
in negotiating that treaty, which pro
vides for the institution, as occasion
arise*, of a joint high commission of
inquiry, to which, noon the request, of
either party, might be referred for im
partial and conscientious in vestlgation
any controversy between them, the
commission being authorized upon such
reference 'to examine and report upon
the particular question* or mntters re,*
ferred to it, for the purpose of facili
tating the solution of disputes by elu
cidating the facts and to define the
issues presented by such questions, and
als" to include in its report such rec
ommendations and conclusions as may
be appropriate."
"This proposal might be carried out
should occasion arise for adopting it.
either under a special agreement or
under the unratifled arbitration treaty
above mentioned, if Great Britain is
prepared to join in ratifying that
treaty, which the United .States is pre
pared to do."
9 ■ .
MINNKAPOMS FIHEMK!* 11l RT
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 23.—
Three firemen were hurt, one seriously.
and property valued at $50,000 was de
stroyed here today by fire.
YESTERDAY'S KIRK RECORD
Box 199, 12:12 p.m.—Two story frame
structure at 2644 Hyde street, owned
and occupied as a dwelling by F. Mar
shall. Damage slight; cause, upsetting
of coal oil heater.
Box 491, 6:33 p. m.—Two story and
basement frame building, 2234 Fifteenth
street, owned and occupied as a dwell
ing by J. Ryan. No loss; cause, heap
of rubbish.
Box 2«2, 9:58 p. m.; second alarm,
30:02 p.m.—Two story frame structure
at Second and Bryant streets, occupied
by Daunet & McGregor as Panama Bar.
I>oss. $.".0f>0: cnuxe, explosion of gas
tank. .John Bell, porter, burned to
death.
TURKISH LEADER
VICTIM OF FURY
OF VICIOUS MOB
Resignation of Kiamil Pasha
and Cabinet Occasions
Fighting in Otto
man Capital
<on!inu<><l Frnm Pnce 1
and a half later when lie returned troia
the palace with an irade appointing
MaVnioud Shefket Pasha grand vizier.
While awaiting the return of Env#rr
Rev the enthusiasm of the crowd was
kept at a fever pitch by spe»Hics and
the wiving of bctMters. On hie return
from the palace the Young Turk lender
proceeded to the residence <.f MmV
moun" Shefket to communicate the im
perial message.
In the meantime Talaat Bey assumed
provisionally the portfolio of th<? min
istry of the interior and Izr.et Pasha
that of war. I nan interview TalaM
Bey said tie movement had not been
planned but was the outcome of popu
lar feel'ng owing to the attitude of
the government with regard to Adri
anople. If Adrianople were abandoned,
he said, disturbances would break out
over the length and breadth of the em
pire. "With regard to money, he said
the whole nation would make a sacri
fice.
so compromise po^sinrrc
"No compromise Is possible." he
continued. "The change in the cabinet
m«ns that we are going to save the
national honor or perish in the attempt.
""VYe do r,ot Tvnnt s continuation of
the war, but w« its to
keep the fortress of Adrianople at all
costs. That is an indispensable condi
tion of peace."
Kiamil Pasha and the Other meriibers
of his cabinet remain In their resi
dences under guard.
A proclamation nominating Mthmoud
Shefket Pashn as grand vizier wa s
read at the porte at 7 o'clock tonishf.
On MahmoiKJ Shefket Pasha's arrival he
wa« greeted enthusihst ically by the
grrat assemblage outsWe. The port
folio of foreign affairs has been offered
to Hassein Hilmi Pasha, the present
ambassador at Vienna and a former
grand vizier.
Whether this means war to n finish.
with the 'Young Turks" in the saddle,
or merely is another* exhibit ion of the
resources of Turkish diplomacy, BOne
can say; nor can any one predict defin
itely whether the powers will attempt
to coerce Turkey into making peace
or stand »* spectators while events
their course.
j KORF.f ASTKD RKSH.TS
The Turkish delegate have cherished
j the conviction that thf abandonment
of Adrlanoplf by the ministry would
brinpr a Young- Turk cabfaft inn power.
I The fart that Fhefket Pasha ha- been
J HDpointed grand vizier. while Talaat
i Bey. who In a prominent member of
i tlie Young: Turk committee and deputy
I for Adrianopi». has been made, minister
jof the inferior is significant. The
j Vourig- Turks have labored valiantly
; for some time to regain power; (heft
; activity among army officers has been
great and prominent soldiers, who re
cently returned from Tripoli and joined
the Tchatalja army, are responsible
largely for the revulsion at feeling.
Whether the advent of the young
Turk ministry means that the Otto
man* will make a last fight with their
backs to the wall depends upon the
amount of support the young Turks
are able to command in the army
Should there be a division of opinion.
jas diplomats acquainted With Turkey
I predict, a military revolt aarainst the
i cabinet i= not improbable.
The delegates of the allies received
the news with expressions of anger
and sarcasm. Sorre offered the oninlon
that the Constantinople coup was pre
arranged—that Shefket Pasha did not
participate in the grand council be
cause he knew he would succeed Kia
mil Pasha.
FEAR THK MO.M3V I,E>DERS
They chafe more ansrrily under e.T( h
successive delay which the Turks
have raised, because every day means
to them an enormous burden in keep
ing their armies under arms. The
, withdrawal of their men from indus
trial pursuits, they say, will place
j their country in the power of the
j money lenders of Europe. They dread
! that condition beyond all others, as
tending , to undermine the real inde
pendence of their kingdoms.
They declare that their alliance [9 a «
! strongly knit as at the beginning of
' the w«r and (hat they are ready to re
■ sum* fto«ti!ftl<a at ?» moment's notice.
They cherish the hope and belief that
j if the war Is resumed M. Sasonoffs re
cent declarations to the Turkish am
bassador will insure Ttussia's active in
tervention. They think that Russian
I action would not lead to a Kuropean I
j war, an generally has been believed,
I but would result in the complete di«
memberment of the Turkish empire,
including the loss of Constantinople
and the Asiatic provinces.
The beginning of an agreement on
this subject is understood already to
exist among the powers, whreh gradu
ally are becoming- familiarized with the j
idea that the complete suppression of
Turkey would mean the extinguishment
of a gource of constant disturbance to
peace.
.may not -mi:an war
Those delescHtes best ncquainte-l
with the Turkish system think that I
the latest move has not the resumption !
of war as Its aim, but to squeeze bet
ter conditions from a desperate siiua
tlon. Doctor l)aneff. head of the Bui-j
jRβ 1 inn <!elegat;oii, shares this belief. :
;He said lonisht:
"We i,)ij«t ha\e patience in dealing i
' with orifiitnl methods. The events of
I today simply may be another strategic j
j move to reech c certain object."
l>o< tor Daneff believes that today's
! coup d'etat has for Hβ aim the obtain
-1 iner of better terms outside of te.rfsto
' rial niTaiigfiiwnts. hS it is incredU>ie '
to hiui that the Ottoman statesmen \
j .siTK erely believe they can obtain Adri- \
i snople against t lie will Of the allies!
(and against the. *xf.re»»ed decision of;
Kurop.\ The (>a*ek delegates observed |
that their country niu.i , be congratu- j
lated on having refused to adhere to \
the B.rmrßtlc«. Today's occurences at 1
J Oor-;tt)ntir.opir>. the Greeks Urged, aro
! tangible proof that the Turks deserve \
mo quarter ui;til they surrender com- !
I pietely.
One of the Servian dele#atee, speak- >
! inp lor all. s»id:
' We were satisfied la«t n»sht; we are
sorry tonig in—but only for Turkey,
tvhose leading men evidently do not
rrallKe the ex». t position of their coun
try, both at home and from an intui - ;
national P''-int of vi^w."
Tb« Mont', negrins were joyful, «.\
--(.-laimina:
If the Turks m">an U'tiat they noy,
this* is equivalent to war. It siKnWU"s
I the c-ancellation of all anansement?
j . on-erning: Albania and Scutari, which.
after tne lessons of the past, vie will
1 «onqu*r.,ia a few Jaye, np matter \ibw
• mii'V Uvkt It coHts.'* 7
HVO PRINCIPALS IN BIG
LIBEL SUIT IS MISSOURI
BISHOP MOORE IS
LIBEL DEFENDANT
Kansas Woman Demands
Big Sum From Methodist
Church Prelate
KANSAS CITY, .Tan. 2?,.— Trial «f a
HbH Ruit liroqpht aKain.st liisliop
I>H\id 11. Moor'- of tli.' Methodic! BJple
<op;il i ipp.rh <>f Cincinnati. a?id Mrs.
'li-orgo i>. Robinson of Detroit, presi
dent <>f Iho Mcihodist Horn« Missionary
6ociet\. by lire. Carrie E. Cope ot '['»
p»-Ka. X';«!!.. this .-iftemoon in
the I'nitfil States court in Kansas City,
Kan. Kach defendant is sued for $50,
--00 m damases.
The suits jrrriy out of the disposition
of $10,000 left to Kansas home ini-ssion."
by Mr?. Fanny Murray of Atchison
county. Kan., who died in i:*OT. Two
Methodist societies claimed the fund.
Mrs.' Cope obtained part of the funds
and the other society sued her. Bishop
Moore was appointed by the conference
to investigate the controversy.
Mrs. Cope alleges that Bishop Moore,
in a letter to Mrs. Kobinson referring
to the fund, said: "I don't believe you
will ever see a cent of it."
THIEVING CASHIER GETS
$100,000 FROM A BANK
»*t Jersey Institution (lowa When
Official (onfedxrs to Ki.s
Chiefs.
Illiill BfUDCHB, X. J.. .Inn. 2.l.—The
Hifcli Bridge National bank uas tem
porarily eloe«d liMiay ;is the result ot n
c nnff'ssiim by Kbrsffl i.. R.avers.
c**hiet of the Institution, that be hat!
tpken approximately $IO0'tOt) of the
l«ank fiends.
J. Henry Rose, vice president of the
hunk, said Beavers had turned over
his property and othfer &BMU, in ail
about $2.1,000, to the bank. Heavers
is stud to be in New York. Beavers
confessed to the bank officials and the
comptroller of currency was notified.
I'ercual Chrystie. president of tlie
bank, is speeding the winter in Cali
fornia. In bis absence Vice President
Rope issued a statenient cU'claring that
none of the depositors would lose a
tent, the double liability of stock
holders and the earned surplus being
sufficient to make good tin- amount ot
the defalcation.
BLAMES HIS ASSOCIATES
Promoter Shjs Ail fur Mine* Was
Seal From Partner on Croiiml
NEW YoliK. Juh ■!'■'.. — Responsibility
for Ins ,■••-1ate11i« nts to tin 3 effect that
(he mine's promoted \>y A. J.. Wiener &
(v>. were productive or promtEtiipr of
eatiy results whs p!ae«d today upon
his assot'latea by A. J... Wisner in the
trial of hi-iise|f and John J. Mayors on
flmrees of Itgtng tlie mails finu.lulrnt
ly in the pron)v»tion of oil and rntfiing
itoeks. Wiener t«stUle«| that \,\? data
for adxrriisins wh « Ob tailed from liis
asaocUitti <<n tlie giound.
NOTHING JOLLY IN THIS
Captain Jolly of Marine Vnrpn >~-h<ln j
.iolly I.lff and In DtndUiMd
"■.VSHINCTdN. Jan. I , :!.—T!ip navy
dfp:i ft '.'''-"it annourcpil thai Pres-
M'Mt T.fr i:ad upprovod th<> of
a Norfolk rourt Whiqli found «. aptwin J
Wadf Jolly of tie -Marine i.-orps. sttilt>
f»f Bba*nee without Ipmw and noij-pay-J
iTipnt of d bte, He accordingly is riis-
misfed from the •errfe*. Captain Jolly. |
who was HpV'oiiitet] (rom lown in ISM,
lately wap stationed at |?h|)aiielpliia.
T»r*. Mllvli4*ri flfH —J.;ds'r> (i'-aha'n
yesterday cited Mrs. ,\!>t, <;i! *oii
M4tCb«ti t»> apppfir before hin: Krhhy
to show tans'* why s,i«> *h.-C! not turn '
ever to the l/nlon Tmiet rasoipany ;>•■■■■ !
vnna I proiK'vty of the 6% tote ««f her late 1
huftWnd. Micbaf'l Aaron M't.-iifll ThP
I'nlon Trust rom Daily. ex«Cut"nr, ,!l
|<»)ro!S t J>?» t "(Itr is h'>iiiil )•> If-?-,.- t'p
stat*». .Mrnvtv m !.-->ivir'e
property vvuttii f-10,0v0 to his near rtl- I
fatives.
'S!E OLD STORY
IN SHE OLD WAY I
ISTOLD BYSEARSs
i Lure of the Betting Ring
Captures Bank Teller,
Who Steals Bie Sum
From Employers
< OR«iiiit<> ( ] Front Puc 1
mftqe a »onfesf-'ion to Chief of Police
Lw. •), i'"tersen and toh! his wit' 0 l>ro '
; kealy of «ptiajt had happened, it (i»vH. ;
"l"'<l that Sears had Taken the first I
I sums to supply medical attendance to i
j his wife when their baby . aine.
\ I.IKKABI.I-; voi >«; MAN
Sears (a s clean • ut, likeable man and j
i has a host of friendii. II" always stood '
I with the 1- ink officials and had
I risen from one of tl-.e minor positions
Ito t'.at of paving teller within fcir
I years. iji> wa? born in gag ITwmcl*co
j end came to Dakland to takr- a position j
in the bank, wan' friends believe tliat i
he war; led into the larsrer perulations !
by some one acting for one of the pool- |
rooms in San l-'ranciS'-o. where Sears i
played ihe racea. This man acted as a I
go between and is said to have placed
the bets for Sears. Sears admitted to
Petersen thn? h* !ia<i ptayed tiie rtew*
j p:«per tips and outside of that knew
nothing of the horsee he was playing.
T'fforts on the part of the police to
I tinil the agpiit acting for Sears have
I been unsuccessful, it became known
to the bank • > fp.• • ih'p a week or more
ago that Sears was playing the races,
land be \r. Hafd to liave bnn seen With
a stranger, to whom, it is thought.
Sears turned over the large sums be
stole from the bank In the hope of
getting even.
!BAM\ Lo9Eg NOTHING
The bank will lose nothing from
j Sears' shortage. The Fidelity and
I Trust company of Baltimore was surety
j for Sears, and the loss will be borne
jby this company. Arthur <-'• Skalfe is
attorney for the concern. Among the
bank oflfcialt are William <;. lleusliaw,
tsj—ldent, and VictOf 11. Metcalf. vice
I president and manager. On its board
of directors are such well known men
hS Congressman Joseph K. Knowland,
■Charles V. tiodolph. Metcalf, Jlensliaw
.and Percic <.'. Black.
Jfrs. Sears was hysterical after the j
! interview with her husband and re- I
fused to discuss tiie arrest. Sears made
no attempt to hide anything;
"I have taken the money a nd might j
as wfii ftdmll It," sai.i l started
I by embestllug small amounts and when
is was unabfe to make these good l
I Started pla.sing the horses. Sometimes
I W<lUld win and 1 would place thp
Winnings to my credit. P.ui more often '
j L Would lose and tiien. desperate, I |
* made an effoii to retrieve ni\seif i>y
doubling my debts. When I failed to
v. in 1 plunged deeper until there was
BO way out. J have totd ihe police
e\ erything. ,.
AUTO RUNS OFF WHARF
I'rcwJt'cnt of I.Bnifccr < Drmiiix
in Hood < aunl a< Hrinitoit
SKATTLK. 3wi, :::. Jamefl a T;:<'t.
a'god S8 presMenl of the liftt
I.limber (ompany of S r> <iti!<-. wita
(Irowiipf! \ β-t Brlnfton, on
!!<>">! canal, his automobile
plunged t)ft a wliarf whilp was try
ing to turn it in an insufficient ppace.
TWO TRAILS RBSVMB Rl\MNfi
BACRAMENTO, Jan. "■:. —It was an
noanced today ttiHt Western facifii
trains N6s. 1 and 2 would resumed
kODlorfeW. They will ho thr iirst (rains
to run triroußrli on tho at the
Western Pacific sin<-p th« t recent storms
ami ;* ttf-ndant sAOiralidea in the
River c&nyon.
San Mateo Brevities
SAN MATKO. Jhii. 2:i. Tin.inns (,\ T«tm. ouo
of tin , i,i\fii!'>ix of tiii» *hje iiiil |il»w. -i k<] at
liin hOBM in Half Moibi ['..iv thi* WV+k. lit* vrs*
■ nativp of England «ml ri.» jre«n niif. Vatea
illi»«i a poet inau. Hi- ep*a| several years re
cently :u ill'- •nniity nlnisliuuse.
Maiiinoii i Bnrke cf San FrsTK-i*<o bavf pp
titiiiiip'l tho board i> r triishes ol Sin Mnteo mr
h refund of taxt's' | aid on personal |>r.i;ifrt.T
wrofljrfuHy Hsstssni in >rr>. DavW V. Waiker,
widow ot the late ba;ik pntUbtnt of Snu Kiau-
Two hundred resident-i <>f tbf east s'ilp of
Pan Male*! lmvf pt'titininii tht , eitjr fra»t*ra that
J .r. Hwrtlnge, a BToe»te*n< rvcMvni of th<u
section. \ie t>. iho vac.iuoy on tlie
bonml causod bf tlir ii><imiHtion ot .). .1. O'Hrii-n.
The bniiiis i.f the BuMtttgame wbool lir-tr'ci. i
jiniouiitiiiK to »"<).(Wro, h.vp been sold |c tl-f
rif»l Natltmaj b>o> in Rgdwood Ctty.
„ TTie Best Electric Motor Starter \ j
j The Finest Electric lighting System j
I Combined only inthe Jjocomotife \
The Locomobile Electric Lighting System sives mos* li.cht. A!w.-»\-5
works. Consume* least power. Provide most light at invest spe?d.
Mcst efficient regardless of cost. Every detail worked out in fh?
best way known. Costs far more than other systems ar.i is the only
installation of its kind.
Th<! Locomobile Eledric Motor SUrtar is the mast powerful one in
L-se. Simplest system Rotate:- motor even if it stooQ on c««ter.
J.i <s even- time. Operate? most Quietly. Fes? in<tal!?d syttem
J in u*e. If-e installation of ttarler i* a» important at the
I ntcrter itedf. Each model with this device lists at On? HmJreJ
!:- Dollars more th;in 1913 prices as amo-in:.?! All six
I shipped after Jan. Ist w-i! be thui equipped. That al! I9ii
I i Locomobile owners may be on the sam? k-ys. Sixes already
I delivered czn be similarly eftuifiped tt the sam<- prior.
I Examine the Loccmibile Eledric Starter
111 The Lccomcbile Company cf America
I 1 ,f~*?<J m t>+ \ 3*
If SAN FIMNCISCO: (MKLAM): i
J I Vr.ii \rs> and Hayo St. «-«> «»tl Harrison Sts. i
Thi' Best Autoiiinhilo Srr , .ic<* UreHnizntioti in tbi . Far West fcfe
STAMP BROKERS
II LEAGUE WITH'
OFFICE THIEVES
Illegal Trafrc in Gcvernmenc
Letter Issue Extending
Over Country Is
Unearthed
*'n«* ! »t««»>«l Frntn f*n«:<" 1
Boston. PhJJa !«rp'»ila, Baltimore, P
burff, '■Iμ- is-ri. IndianapoHs,
Minneapolis. Cincinnati, New Orleans,
Kansas Cify. I >em er, Fan 1 'rancisro.
Seattle, Pi rtlaiid. ore., and many other
cities li:<s reached large proportions.
In »w Vnrk ,ippro\ima'''!v 3fl SO
called broker* make a buxloeei ol pur
chasing poatagS stamps hi ■ His.-cuint
ranglfeg rrom SO tent* to N efeti on
fl and selling them to HMMTchantl B«
prioes Varying from '.'5 tents in II
cents oil Ji.
BOYS STKAI, ftttltTSti CAJMM
One stamp hrok. r in ft*** York who
eeJls from $300 to 11.4*0 wort* r> f
stamps a day to merchant*, it >* «'
--ieged. luis lipfn I'""'-iiasinsf some OT \']jsfl
supply from an fmnlfVo of the
York stats s inrr,inif nt ' n Albany, whe
la .said to have cnnl>?."'l to postoffiee
Inspectors that he remitted to ttie
n\ imp broker from %t* to ??.o ■ wo*k
in .stamps stolen from the s?ate.
one hmker advertised by means of a
sign carried through the New York
financial dlafrtei at tbe noon hour
that he purchased printed aneanceied
postcard*. This resulted, it is said.
In many office buys stealing cards from
their employers and selling tViem to
him for ::,"■ cepta a hundred.
The printrd portion of the rards then
was skiHfniU- covered by tb«> broker
with ;i ptere of thin paper and the
cards rose!.!. Tlip culpable broker,
according t<> admission to the in
spectors, sold during the la*t two
years mom than l\eOo,of>o poetal cards,
many <>f which were stolen by office
boys,
i. s. i!kdi:i:ms at (ivartbr loss
Tiio depart men 1 rei'.erms postal cards
from migrinal piinhaaers at "3 per
peni of thdlr t%ct value Itcently a.
member of feOWfr*** and a former dep
uty comniissioncr of police of New-
York city requested the third assistant
postmaster general to redeem over a
million cards for a constituent of the
congressman.
Inquiry by llsspectors developed lh«
fact that the ' ards were the propert\
of a stamp broker, whose business Is
declared by the department officials
to be clearly illegal.
RAISKIJ riIKIII'K VTE FOX ND
Frank Murphy, an ex-convict anrt
Slave to thr drug; habit, when arrested
in Chinatown had It) his
possestflva a $1 silver certificate that
bad been rins.d to I-"- Murphy iva*
turned MVf-r to Chief Harry Moffitt <>f
the secret service. Murphy claimed to
have found tiie raised hill in a vacant
lot.
I Natural """ mmmmm
! Alkaline S
Water ill
Kct Genuine &&&%&
wUhont the word ; v
-j /! delightful table
i i water with highly
I medicinal qualities
! I Ask your Phvpiciap
j * (jnWKCN REPUBLIC PROPERTY) "
i
WT WTPQCi (Of Harris & lie*s,
I. JEIJCjOO Attorneys;
NOT Mt V PIBU(
Room 7011, til. A !{•«. 1 HI Ii.DIM.
1 Phone Kearny 23J
R«tid<ftic« Pnone West' 9453

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