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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERALD." WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1914.
If HARVESTER COMPANY ORDERED DISSOLVED RV DISTRICT COURT (Continued from First Page.) pear who his principal was, whether 3. P. Morgan & Co., George W. Per kins, or the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. He did it, however, at the direct instance of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Co., but whether he was acting as principal or agent is left in some doubt. The Real Question. "The real question is whether the Combination of the companies waa illegal in their beginning or became so with the additions subsequently made." The court quotes parts of Section 1 and 2 of the Sherman ,law, and as serts that the statutes must be con strued in the light of reason. He then quotes from the decision of the United States supreme court its de cision as to the rule of reason in the case of the United States against the American Tobacco Co. "We conclude that the Interna tional Harvester company was from the beginning in violation of the first and second sections of the Sherman law, and that this condition was ac centuated by the reorganization of the America company and by the sub sequent acquisitions of competing plants, and that all the defendants' subsidiary companies 1 became from cime to time paties to the illegal ' combination, and the defendant com panies are combined to monopolize a part of the interstate and foreign trade. Dissolution Is Ordered. "It will, therefore, be ordered that the entire combination and monopoly be dissolved, that the defendants have ninety .days in which to report to ftie court a plan for the dissolution of the entire unlawful business into at least three substantially equal, separate, distinct and independent corporations with wholly separate owners and stockholders, or in the event this case is appealed and this decree superceded, then within ninety days from the filing of the proceden do or mandate from t he supreme court, the defendants shall file such plan, and in case the defendants fail , to file such plan within the time, limit, the court will entertain an applica tion for the appointment of a receiver for all the properties of the corporate defendants, and jurisdiction is re tained to make such additional de crees as may become necessary to secure the final winding up and dis solution of the combination and mo nopoly complained of and as to costs." Judge Hook Concurs. . ... !;.' Judge Hook, concurring,' says: "The International Harvester com pany was created by combining five great : competing companies :- which '"controlled more than eighty per cent, of the trade in necessary farm imple ments and it still maintains a sub stantial dominance. "That is the controlling fact; all else is detail. " "It may be, as is said, that there is a growing recognition of the need of great concentrated resources for trade and commerce. But that is not the Sherman act." - Judge Sanborn Dissents. Judge Sanborn, in dissenting said: "The controlling issue in this case is not what combination or'monopoly was made in 1902, 1903 or 1904,, nor whether that combination violated the anti-trust law. It is, were the de fendants in 1912 doing or threatening to do acts unreasonably restraining or monopolizing interstate or foreign trade. "Sections one and two of the anti trust law forbid combinations and mo nopolies in undue restraint of inter state or foreign trade. Section 725 of the revised statutes bars prosecu tion under these acts for such viola tion three years after they are com mitted. If, therefore, a combination or monopoly was made in 1902, 1903 or 1904, the proceedings to punish were barred many years before this suit was commenced." New Case Under Law. In concluding, Judge Sanborn said that to him the suit seemed to pre sent a new case under the anti-trust law. - "In my opinion this complaint should be dismissed without prejudice to the right of the United States to bring another suit if any. of the de fendants is found to be violating the anti-trust statute." Will Take Appeal. Chicago, Aug. 12. The Harvester case will be taken to the supreme court of the United States as soon as possible according to a statement made here today by Cyrus M. Mc Cormick, president of the company. "The conclusions seem to be that the Harvester is good but an illegal trust," said Mr. McCormick. "Its business has been conducted fairly and the economies secured by its or ganization have worked to the bene fit of its customers, the farmers, but nevertheless the majority of the Judges hold its existence is illegal." LAW MAKERS MEET. New Haven, Aug. 12. Legislators and other officials of the state, pre sent and past, gathered at Cosey Beach, East Haven todfay, for .the joint reunion and banquet of the Connecticut Legislative clubs of 1901 to 1913. - About 150 of the law makers sat down to an old fashioned shore dinner, after which reminin scences as well as forecasts were in order. No formal speeches had been arranged, but it had been announced that an exchange of political news And opinions would not be prohibited. GERMAN AMBASSADOR CONFERS WITH BRYAN Kaiser's Representative Requests Code Message Be Permitted Be tween Germany and America. Washington, Aug. 12. Hanel Von Haimhausen, charge of the German embassy, conferred with Secretary Bryan today on wireless and cable communication between America and Europe. The charge had previously requested that the state department permit code messages to be , ex changed directly between the United States and Germany, which now are barred by the military censorship in England, through which country all cable messages must pass to reach Germany. The charge was also de sirous that the German-owned wire less stations at Sayville, L. I., and Tuckerton, N. J., be permitted to work with Germany, free from censorship, thereby placing Germany on an equality with England and France, which are using their cables without restrictions for trans-Atlantic cor respondence. A disposition was shown at the state department to justify the ap parent discrimination against the wireless by an article in The Hague convention which provides that such methods of communication may be barred where the stations were erect ed for purely military' purposes on neutrality territory and transact no commercial business. The German contention Is that the prohibiton does not apply for the reason that the stations in question have done commercial business. Secretary Bryan promised Charge Haimhausen that he would take the subject up with President Wilson as soon as possible, and the charge re turned to the summer embassy at Newport to await his answer. PRIVATE TRADING IN SECURITIES Brokers Find Way to Prevent Limited Amount of Trading Though ' Exchange Is Closed. New York, Aug. 12. Notwith standing the fact that the stock ex change is closed, a way was found today to permit a limited amount of private trading in securities by brokers for cash. The method was outlined in the following notice posted in the stock exchange: "Members of the exchange desiring to, buy securities for cash may send a list to the clearing house giving amounts of securities wanted and prices they are willing to . pay. No offers to buy at les than closing prices of July 30 will be considered. . .."Members desiring to sell securities but only in order to relieve necessities of themselves or customers may send a list,, to the clearing house. In such cases no prices undejr the closing will ' be considered. WAS HE ROBBED? ' Hartford Man Wakes Up In Lumber Yard Minus His Watch and Money. Telling the police that the last he remembers was drinking in Green berg's Hartford avenue saloon last evening, Arthur L. Cushman, of No. 12 Johnson Lane, Hartford, says that he awoke this morning in the lum ber yard of the New Britain Lumber & Coal company and a hurried inven tory of his personal effects disclosed the alarming fact that his Seth Thomas gold watch as well as $10 in cash was missing. Cushman admits that he was drunk yesterday and thinks he may have been robbed while in that condition. PERFECTING GOVERNMENT. El Paso, Tex., Aug. 12. General Carranza has begun perfection of nis civil government. In addition to the .appointment of Eduardo Hay as acting secretary of war, it was report ed officially today that Alberto J. Pani had been named treasurer-general and General G. Gutierrez gov ernor of Michoacan state. Gutierez is credited with having been the first leader to rise, in arms against the Huerta government. ARGENTINA TAKES ACTION. Washington,, Aug. 12. For the benefit of Americans, business houses doing business in Argentina, who have heretofore forwarded money through European exchanges, Minister Naon of Argentina was authorized today by his government, as the result of a spe cial law just passed by the Argentine congress, , to receive deposits of gold and to notify his government by cable of their receipt. Money so de posited will be paid to those author ized to receive it. SUSPEND INCREASED RATES, Washington, Aug. 12. Proposed increased rates on bituminous coal from points on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie railroad to Wilmington, Del., Philadelphia and Baltimore on traffic destined to points beyond those cities, were suspended today by the interstate commerce commission. FINED $100. Bridgeport, Aug. 12. Joseph Perl no, of 104 Green street, New Haven, 19 years old was fined $100 and costs by Judge Wilder here today for opera ting an automobile past a stationary trolley car at State and Main streets yesterday. New Package Store. Simon Luddy's new package store to be conducted in connection with his cafe at 109 Church St. is now open. The store is well stocked with a full line of bottled ales, lagers and a com plete variety of liquors. Try a case of New England beer or get your favorite brand of liquor delivered to your home. Orders delivered to any part of the city. Telephone orders will receive prompt attention. advt. GERMAN ARMY T FRENCH FRONTIER (Continued from First Page.) brought hack here to refit, have been sailing for Brest every few days. One trawler left yesterday with two offi cers and thirty-two soldiers who had been stationed here. Prominent Russians Roughly Handled By Germans St. Petersburg, Aug. A2, Via. Lon don, 6:50 a. m. It is announced from government sources that thirty six prominent Russians, who spent the summer at health resorts in the south of Germany including the Countess Vorontzow-Daschow, wife of the viceroy of the Caucasus, her two daughters, M. Schebeker, a member of the council of the emperor, and other titled personages, suffered great hardships at the hands of German officials. According to this report some of these were temporarily imprisoned during their journey to the frontier, which, owing to frequent hindrances, occupied seven days. It is asserted that the aristocratic ladies were roughly handled by police and mem bers of the military. Application of the restoration of his commission in the Russian army has been made by Father Bulatovitch, a former officer of the guards, who is now superior of a monastery on Mount Athos, in the peninsula of Sa Ioniki. Father Bulatovitch purposes re maining in religious orders and, in imitation of the crusading monks at the time of the Tartar invasion of the thirteen and fourteenth centuries, will head his troops in his uniform cov ered with his cowl. French Troops Victorious Over German Forces Montreal, Aug. 12. A cable from Paris to the Montreal Star gives the following account of an engagement between the French and Germans: "The French war office issued an official announcement today stating that the troops of the republic have been victorious in engagements with the Germans. "It was fWther officially stated that all the German soldiers who pene trated France in the department of the Meuse and Meurth-el-Moselle have been driven back across" the border. "At Magiennes northeast at Verdun, a sharp engagement took place in which the French claim to have re pulsed the Germans with heavy loss. Six guns, three heavy pieces of artil lery and three rapid firing guns also fell into the hands of the soldiers of the republic. A battery of German artillery was disabled. "During the early stages of the bat tle, the Germans fought with such fierceness and stubbornness that the French lines were on the point of wavering; then reserves were thrown forward to support the French front. This turned the tide according to the French war offices despatches, and the French troops then began a counter attack." Italy Will Maintain Strictest Neutrality Paris, Aug. 12. Tomasso Titoni, Italian ambassador to France, issued and had posted at the Italian embassy and in the Italian quarters of Paris today a signed notice stating that "Italy has proclaimed and will maintain the strictest neutrality. Therefore there is no need for Italians to be alarmed. They may continue to reside in France in full security." CLEAR FOR SHIPPING. Western Atlantic Ocean Open As Far Sonth as Trinidad. New York, Aug. 12. The western Atlantic ocean is clear for shipping in the area as far south as Trinidad, ac cording to announcement made by Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock of the British cruiser Suffolk, through the British consulate here today. The Suffolk is now not far from New York city. The consul went on to say that there were five British warships in the western Atlantic and that their patrol was so effective that all British ship ping interests had been assured that there was little danger from German craft. Appeal to American -press. Washington, Aug. 12. Resolutions appealing to the American press to adopt a fair and just attitude toward the cause of Germany in the Euro pean war were adopted at a mass meeting of German-Americans here last night. The meeting was featured by an address by Representative Bartholdt of Missouri, wno charged England with being not only respon sible for the present conflict, but also for the hostile attitude of the .Ameri can press towards Germany. He de clared that to . hold the German em peror responsible for the war would be to falsify history. All of the speakers vigorously denounced the at titude of the American press. HUNTINGTONS ARE SAFE. Washington, Aug. 12. Mr. and Mrs. Archer M. Huntington are "safe and well in the Grand Hotel at Nue remberg," according to a consular despatch today, which makes no men tion of their having been . arrested or released. ADVANCING OWARD DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Fred Jacob Schwab. Fred Jacob Schwab, of 84 Green wood street, a buffer, aged seventy three, died last night at his home. He was born in Germany. The funeral will be held on Friday, and details will be announced later. WILL DEVOTE HIS TIME TO RESERVE BOARD Paul M. Warburg to Divest Himself of Every Financial Interest Testi mony Before Senate Committee. Washington, Aug. 12. Paul 'M. Warburg's testimony before the sen ate banking committee, made public today, revealed that as a member of the new federal reserve board he will d'vest himself of every financial in terest, although not required by law to do so. "I am going o leave Kuhn, Loeb & Co., and I am going to leave my Hamburg firm," Mr. Warburg told the committee. I am going to leave every single corporation with which I am connected. More than that, I am going to leave every educational and philanthropic association with which I have bbeen connected, because think a man who is on that federal reserve board ought to be like Caesar's wife; he ought to be above suspicion; he ought to be without any entangling alliances." Mr. Warburg also declared h.e in tended to dispose of all his interests in railroads, mentioning particularly the Baltimore and Ohio, in which he was a director. DENIED IN NEW YORK. That $10,000,000 in Gold Sent to Ottawa, Will Bo New York, Aug. 12. It is denied in financial circles here that the en tire amount of the $10,000,000 and more gold taken from the Kronprin zessin Cecilie is to be sent to Ottawa J. P. Morgan and Co., it is understood have recently consigned $1,000,000 in gold to the Canadian capital, but other bankers interested in the Kron prinzessin Cecilie shipment, recently returned here, expressed the opinion that only a small shipment of that sum will be sent across the border. There were further indications in New York today that any movement looking to large shipments of gold to Canada, whether for the Bank of England or for any other purpose, will be unpopular in banking circles New York bankers deem it of the higest importance that gold be held here regardless of foreign obligations. There are other ways, it was pointed out, of meeting our debts in London, and these, it was argued, should be resorted to. WILL LEAVE VERA CRUZ. All Big Ships of Atlantic Fleet to Be Brought North By Sept. 1. Washington, Aug. 12. All the big ships of the Atlantic battle fleet will be withdrawn from Vera Cruz and brought north by September 1. Secretary Daniels announced today it was his Intention to leave inMex ican water only small craft capable of patrol duty, or which might neces sarily be ordered across the gulf to Dominican or Hatien water. It is the plan to have Rear Admiral Fletcher take command of the fleet at Hamp to Roads about September 1, in suc cession to Rear Admiral Badger, who then retires. At the navy depart ment it was said the movement of the ships had no connection with the European situation, although some f them might be used to safeguard neu trality. ENGAGED IN MIMIC WAR. Cavalrymen at Hampton Receive Taste of Real Army Life." Hampton, Aug. 12. Operations of the troops engaged in the mimic war in this section of the state were in the neighborhod of Parish Hill, Chap lin, today. The Blue, or defending army, made up of the Connecticut troopers and a squadron of horsemen from Fort Ethan Allen, held the hill with the Red, or invading army, com prising the Massachusetts and Rhode Island mounted troops, four miles away. Reports from the military zone in dicated that the Blue forces had the better strategic position, and It was not believed that the Red army could advance successfully against them. ENGLAND GIVES PERMISSION. Washington, Aug. 12. To date Great Britain is the only country which has responded to the United States government's inquiries ad dressed to all of the powers involved in the European war as to whether American army officers would be al lowed to be present during their campaigns' a.s military observers. England has replied in cordial terms that two American observers would be permitted to go to the front with the British troops. DISTURBED BY WAR. Rome, Via Paris, Aug. 12. The pope is so everwhe'med with grief by the outbreak of war between all the principal nations of Europe that he is unable to do any work and sits list less and silent for hours every day. Although his holiness is not ill his condition is causing grave anxiety to his attendants. HARD HIT BY WAR. Bridgeport, Aug. 12. Owing to European war conditions, and as has been expected hore for some time in industrial circles, the local typewriter factory which was to reopen on Au gust 17, the date set for completing summer inventory, will riot resume at that time. It was announced by offi cials today that the re-opening would be announced later. City Items Mrs. James McCarthy, of 101 Win ter street, has entered the local hos pital for treatment., ; Mr. and Mrs. August Carlson of Jamestown,, N. Y., are the guests of Mrs. C. J. Anderson of Griswold street. Tonight's session of the board of public works will be a short one, only routine . business being slated. Court Friendly's hall committee will meet in Judd's hall Thursday evening at 7:30. A full attendance is desired. Forty tons of municipal ice were sold on Monday,' making a record, and the business yesterday was good. Miss Josephine . Stack of Maple street is the guest , of Miss Gertrude Luddy at Twin Lakes. - - Extensive line of trunks, bags, suit cases. Ryan's, 43 Main street. advt. Five nephews of Dr. A. Pinkus are in the German army. He has written to his sister to inquire about their safety. William Ward, who is in Nova Scotia, reports that the city of Hali fax is practically under martial law and that war spirit runs high. Chimneys repaired. H. A. Trainor Co. Leave orders at Mills' Hardware Store. advt. The Woodmen of the World will hold a meeting this evening at Bar deck's hall. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Gilbert and son Lynn, of Beaumont, Texas, who are touring New England were the guests of Mrs. B. B. Bassette yesterday. Excellence of quality and workman ship are combined In the Farmer cigar. advt. The Misses Ella Cranley and Anna Holfelder are spending "their vacation at Norfolk and New York. Andrew Olsen, an Inmate of the town homd, escaped yesterday but was captured by the police and re turned. Miss Broadley of Madison street has returned from her vacation spent In Vermont. A lawn social will be held at the Swedish Lutheran church tomorrow evening under the auspices of the Luther league. An interesting pro gram has been arranged for the event and refreshments will be served. Mrs. Bromley, of Chestnut street, complained to the police last night that squirrels were eating the pears from the trees in her yard. She wanted permission to have them shot but it was refused. Sneak thieves entered the home of George Engel, at No. 3 Ellis street, between Sunday night and Monday noon and made away with two watches and several other valuable articles. No clue was left. Fortunion Cianflone and Angelino Gagliardi have brought suit against Nicola Basile for $600 and $95 re spectively. Judge James T. Mesklll represents the plaintiffs. Employees of the Corbin Cabinet Lock Division of the American Hard ware corporation have been notified that the factory has cut down its working time to five days per week. Constable Winkle has been given a writ of execution to serve against S. Derisl,. who had a store on Lee street. The claimant is Frank Ritoli and the writ was issued by Justice F. B. Hungerford. S. D. Abrahameia has brought suit for $200 against Garebed Manoogian. Constable Winkle served the papers J which are made returnable before the September term of the court of com mon pleas. AFTER FOOD PRICES. Rep, Howard of Georgia Introduces Resolution in House. Washington, Aug. 12. "Food prices increased in some instances to the extreme of extortion," because of the European war, were the subject of another cost of living resolution in troduced today by Representative Howard of Georgia. The resolution calls on Secretary Redfield for statistics of foods held in cold storage, any attempt at a corner in foodstuffs, and the differ ence between prices paid to the pro ducer and exacted from the con sumer Attorney General McKeynolds was called upon for information aa to what investigations his department is making and whether offenses have been discovered which are punish able under the anti-trust laws. TO PUSH PROHIBITION ISSUE. Former Sen. Bailey Will Enter Sena torial Race in 1916 if Necessary. El Paso, Tex., Aug. 12. Former Senator Joseph W. Bailey today an nounced he would enter the contest for the United States senatorship in 1916 if the democratic state conven tion, in session here, refuses to adopt his resolution opposing nation-wide prohibition. Mr. Bailey made this statement when he learned of a plan of the majority to oppose the resolu tion, Mr. Bailey said he would make the race if necessary to get the issue be fore the people of Texas. Adoption of a platform and action on resolu tions were expected today. CABLE $1,000. Washington, Aug. 12. Red Cross headquarters today cabled an order for one thousand dollars for the use Of the American consul general at Canton, China, in buying medical supplies for the relief of flood suf ferers. TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION. WANTED Experienced girl on cor ner stayer. New Britain Paper Box Co. 8-12-3d ORDER NOT INTENDED AGAINST AMERICANS Great Britain Explains Measures Tak en to Prohibit Landing of For eigners in British Isles. London, Aug. 12, 2:15 P ,M. It was officially declared here today the only steps taken by the British government to prevent the landing ot foreigners in the Tirltiah Ts1a wpw those orOvided for hv the Kprtlnns rf I the aliens restriction act, the object of which was to safeguard the coun try against aliens from countries with which Great Britain was at war. This declaration was made after the report had been received here that Secretary of State Bryan had cabled to the American ambassador to investigate reports from American consular officers on the continent that the British government has issued strict orders forbid.ling the landing of foreigners on British shores until further notice during the present war crisis. An order in council signed by the king was published in the Gazette on August 5 1 limiting the entry of aliens' to certain ports so they could be sub ject to examinations. This order was not intended to keep out Americans, it was stated and had no effect on the landing of Americans here. It was pointed out that in the few instances when cases of Americans had been referred to the authorities the re quested permission to enter always had been granted. SUDDEN DECREASE IN PRICE OF HOGS Threats of General Boycott Against All Kinds of Pork Cause Drop In Stock Yards. Chicago, Aug. 12. It was admitted at the stock yards that consumers agitating against high prices had con siderable to do today with a fall of forty to fifty cents per hundred .weight in the price of hogs as com pared with quotations twenty-four hours before. In some extreme cases the drop since Monday had been as much as a dollar. Threats of a general boycott against all kinds of pork had the effect of lessening the demand from butchers At the same time the receipts of hogs here were greatly enlarged. The ar rivals today alone amounted to 40,000, as against 60,000 during the whole of last week, when the supply was the lowest In a quarter of a century. Likelihood of widespread absten tlon from beef and mutton as well as pork also was taken notice of at the yards. Today's prices for cattle, sheep and lambs were down ten to fifteen cents. WDLL SAIL WITH SUPPLIES. Naval Auxiliary Vulcan Coaling to Go to Aid of Tennessee and Carolina. Norfolk, Va Aug. 12. The United States naval auxiliary Vulcan, just in from Vera Cruz, is preparing to get away for Europe with supplies for the American cruisers Tennessee and North Carolina, recently de spatched with funds for stranded Americans on the war-stricken con tinent. The Vulcan is now at New port News loading coal and supplies which will include flour and other foodstuffs. Lieutenant Commander Greensdale, detached from the battleship Michi gan will be in command of Vulcan. $6,000,000 DEPOSITED. New York, Aug. 12. J. P. Morgan and company announced today that $6,000,000 additional French gold has been deposited with the firm's Paris house. This materially increases the French government's deposits with J. P. Morgan and company and the firm now announces that it is prepared to sell checks and cable transfers on Paris in liberal amounts. COPPER MINE TO CLOSE. Douglas, Ariz., Aug. 12. James S. Douglas, vice president and general manager of the Cananea Consolidat ed Mining company, at Cananea, So nora, announced last night that on or before Sunday his company would close all workings at Cananea be cause of the unsettled condition of the copper market. .The decision af fects 1,900 workers. BUYS SILVER. Washington, Aug. 12.The treasury department today announced it had bought 1,175,000 ounces of silver At 12 cents an ounce with the two-fold purpose of enabling both miners and smelters to continue operations: and to take advantage of low prices caused by the check in the export move ment. SIGHTS BRITISH WARSHIP. San Francisco, Aug. 12. The British sloop of war Algerlne was spoken off Cape Mendocino at 5 p. m. yesterday by the American coaster Bear, which arrived from. Portland to oay. The Algerlne was cleared for action. CONSIDER PEACE TREATIES. Washington, Aug. 12. Secretary Bryan's twenty peace treaties, which President Wilson has urged for im mediate ratification, were taken up by the senate today in executive ses sion. MESSAGES IN FRENCH. New York, Aug. 12. The telegraph companies announced today that mes sages for delivery in Turkey must be prepared in French and no other language. Instructions to this effect were received at the European ter minals of the Atlantic cables. WILL CHARIER SHIPS TO AID AMERICANS Embassies and Legate Given Auhority by Federal Govennt. Washington, Aug. 12. Authority was today given American embassies and legations throughout Europe to charter ships in which to bring home Americans. - . -; Secretary Garrison, as chairman of the relief committee, composed of the secretaries of state, war, navy and treasury, sent out instructions tb each embansy and legation to make inquiry as to available ships if Ameri; cans can be concentrated at open ports immediately to charter netotral ships. , . ; ; Bar Higher Rates. The diplomatic officers were told not to pay higher rates than those usually charged by the liners for a similar service. All thought of send ing vessels over from the United States to bring back the Americans has been abandoned. ; It is felt that the moving of the refugees may be gTeatly expedited bjr the charter of neutral vessels wher ever they are available. With troops mobilized, officials ex pect that the ordinary traffic will be resumed soon and that Americans In Germany will have no difficulty in making their way to Rotterdam to embark. For American Tourists. New York. Aug. 12. The Italian steamers San Giovanni, San Giorgio and San Gugllelmas have been placed at the disposal of American tourists In Italy and will sail from Naples, each with 1,000 Americans aboard, on August 15, 18, 19, respectively. Announcement that the three vessels had been turned over to marooned Americans were made today at the of fice of the sicili-Amerlca Steamship Company. The line owns no other vessels. All ships are now at Naples. Approached By Government, The American government it was said, had approached the line recent',7 with an offer to charter the vessels. Whether the negotiations had been successful or whether the arrange ments for bringing home the tourists had been made by other agencies than the government was not known here. Each of the vessels has a carrying capacity of approximately 2,000 in cluding steerage. To bring back the Americans all accommodations will be made first class. This will virtually halve the carrying capacity of each ship. DISTRICT ATTORNEY RESIGNS.-" , it Illinois Lawyer Desires to ' Resume Private Law Practice. 1 reslgnat Chicago, Aug. 12. The tion of James H. Wilkerson, United States district attorney for the northern district of Illinois has been offered to President Wilson, it was said here today. The report stated that Mr. Wilkerson desired to re sume a private law practice. Mr. Wilkerson has conducted .hi recent years some of the most impor tant anti-trust suits brought by the government. - MURDER AND SUICIDE. Clinton, 111., Aug. 12. -In a quar rel over $12, in accounts, Porter Spencer, aged 48, a farmer, shot and killed his father, John Spencer, aged seventy-eight, near here today. The quarrel started between Porter and his brother Thomas. 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