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r l l$(s i " v ' . -r THE WEATHER FgtCAS Fair (o-day, preceded by v colder and unsettled t Detailed wetter reports' on page 13. 7- THEFT AT UNION TRUST $60,000? - Aroused Teller's Lawyer Tolls of Heavier Plaza Branch Loss. UK ADDS TO MYSTERY Says Woolsey Played "Fool ish" Part in Betrayal of Company. PUTS BLAME ON WHITE Won't Tell Just How Teller Wns Induced to Aid Pilfer ing Bookkeeper. The loss to the Flasa branch of the Onion Trust Company through the manip ulations of the two clerks who were ar retted on Saturday may amount to $60, 000. That wu the statement yesterday cf Henry J. Goldsmith, attorney for Alonio St. Woolsey, after Woolsey and Joseph T. White, the two employees, had waived examination before Magistrate Ten Eyck In the Yorkvitle court on a charge of forgery In the third degree. Goldsmith, who Insists, as do the offi cial' of the Plaaa . branch of the trust company, that Woolsey never received a dollar for making false entries In the books, talked rather freely about his . client's part In the affair yesterday. He added somewhat to the mystery of the case by saying that Woolsey playofi a faoli'h" part In the affair In permitting White, the general bookkeeper, to take the money. The charges on which both men were held involves only one offence, yet Mr. fioidmlth says that the manipulations of the two employees has been going on since November, 1911. Woutiry'a MutlTe ot Explained. What led Woolsey. If hU assertion la true, to make the first false entry' as re ceiving teller and then to continue to do to without getting any financial reward for his wrongdoing wan not explained by ary one. Mr. Goldsmith's only answer to that question was that Woolsey wu "foolish." Mr Goldsmith's statement uti to the amount of the theft does not agree with that of Joseph J. Cotton. Jr.. of Spooner k Cotton, attorneys for the trust com ratiy, who said that the Ions to the com pany amounts to only 110.000. Goldsmith explained that the two men norked together In making false entries in the books. Judging from the explanation of the affair. It seems that Woolsey would make a wrong entry on a credit slip. He would put down 120,000 as received and then by various bookkeeping devices the mm would enter debits against that amount as cash was taken out of the hank for the use of White. The men did not take the whole amount at any one time, but carried away smalt sums of from ISO to 100 ua the money seemed to le needed outside. if Mr. Goldsmith received correctjnfor nation from his client, the men made more than one false credit entry. Mr. Goldsmith's, statement of the case may be reconciled with that of the lawyer for the trust company by a statement made n fit,tc,. n i,r. Afft ha t.'t.ll lh. nun did inalce false entries or a large amount they did not take the money, but only part of It. Lost fT.OOO on One Knee. Whtto Is aJd to have been a spender anl to have lost much of the money on horseraces. Mr. Goldsmith explained that White wagered an high as 17,000 on a Ingle race and lost When the two men were arraigned In court in the morning the affidavit of Ernest H. Cook, manager of the Plaza branch, "as read. It eajs that both confessed In the pruencu of officials of tlio bank that they mid false entries In books of the branch. It charge.) Woolsey made a false entry on Ui receiving book and that White as fcoofckcepor made falso entry In a book to the amount of $20,000. Mr. Cotton wax on hand, to see that the Bn were held In what he considered a lutficlent amount of bail. Both men waived 'lamination and Magistrate Ten Eyck set the bull at 13,000 each. Mr. Ooldemlth old lie hoped to get that amount for his client, Mrs, Woolsey did not appear In court "Ith her husband. She did not return last nlfht to her home, 1986 Morris avenue, The Hronx. The mother of White Is III with pneu monia nd a carbuncle at her home, HI Prospect avenue. The Bronx. Bhe U reported to be dying and nothing has ken told her concerning the charge Wlnst her son. Samuel White, the father, reiterated his belief that the accusation Hal nit his son la not true, and that It wUl be disproved In Una. White's mother has asking repeatedly for hlra In the kt two day. postcard mown goi glyo. UO.ooo (tnaena Baslaeata Mar iMk Send On This Wak. Oov. Gl rm'a request that residents of Queens who appeared before him last tok urging him to appoint a man from as Publlo Harriot CemmiMlener to not prepare a petition la to be re 1 only in part. At a meet! fcald rsturday in Jamaica it mi dewtdad to K evarjr resldant of Qaaaaa to writs 1 Postal card to the Governor, It la Hllnat . k. m m u .Km.. Mo persons In Queens who favor tfea pmon ana tn pramotwa waula to see thai naaav - auli Maah OoTenaefa Mw tho naert tV aYsasa, NEW 300 ON JAUNT WITH PASTOR. The Rev. A. K. Keisrrtla on Vacation With. Parish Kst-ort. The ev. A. Edwin Kclgwln, pastor of the West End Presbyterian Church, and 300 members of his flock nre taking a short vacation In Washington. They left New York Saturday noon and will not be back until midnight Tuesday. A few days ago Mr. Kelgwln mentioned to some of his parishioners that he thought he would get away from town for a few day and have a look at Washington. There were so many of his parishioner who wanted to go with him that Mr. Kelgwln got the surprise of the winter when a committee of his congregation called on him for permission for 300 to accompany him. Arrangements were made for a special train both ways, and every room In the Metropolitan Hotel in Washington was engaged for their accommodation. Yes terday tho tourists attended the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church In Washington at tho Invitation of Dr. Wal lace Iladcliffc. and President Wilson will receive them at the White House at 10 o'clock this morning. This afternoon they will see Mount Vernon and the eve ning will be spent at one of the Washing ton theatres. Mr. Kelgwln was enthusiastic over tho trip. There will be other church parties during the summer, and the congregation Is already planning a more extended tour, which will Includo a visit to Bermuda. During Mr. Kclgwln s absence his place was taken by the Rev. Jonn Hall. The church Is at Amsterdam avenue and 103th street. TOO MUCH TANGOING AT CAPITAL, SAYS KENYON Senator Says That's tho lteif son "Why Congress Lacks Vim. PiitLAOtLPiiiA, Peb. Washington's gay social life tango team dinners re ceptions, theatre parties and the like is held responsible for a flagrant lack of vim and action In Congress by United States Senator William Kcnyon of Iowa, who spoke In the Kalrhlll Baptist Church here to-night. "Aside from the need of moro work and fewer social diversions on the part of some of our national legislators," Senator Kcnyon said, "the business of the country should have more publicity. Commit tee meetings ought not to be held In secret. "There should be no such thing In Washington as an executive session. The people's business has every right to be done In public However, I am glad to say we are reaching that point -cry rapidly. "Something more Ih required nowadas to be a Congressman than to wear a .frock coat, a white tie and to send out garden seed. It takes courage and diameter, though some do not yet seem to realize that It doer. "If you want to test the courago of any Washington official nsk him something about the liquor question. It's a danger ous question to cowardly politicians, but I can see the time not far off when It will be eliminated from politics. They talk about regulating It: why. you might Just1 as well try to regulato burglary. It Is j the moat corrupting Influence tho country has to deal with." ' . Senator Kenyon ended his address with an appeal for a new standard of success. To amass great wealth did not meun rue-1 cess. He said he would rather have In his family a bank robber than a man who would hold the wages of his girl employees to a pittance and then with sanctimonious ffraciousneas give million to charity. TRINITY HAY BE EXEMPT. Church Corporation Will Probably Escape) Income Tax, Washington, Feb. 22. It Is probable that the Income from the properties owned by Trinity Church Corporation In New York city will bo exempted from tne in come' tax. Treasury .Department officials have made no demand upon the managers of the properties for a return upon this in come and at present have no intention of requiring such return. It was learned to-night that Deputy Commissioner Spcer In charge of tho en forcement of the Income tax act and other offlclalH have had consultations recently upon tho right of the Trinity properties to the exemption granted to religious organisations under section G of the law. The tentative decision which has been reached is that the exemption Is allow aoie. A final decision will not be announced, nowever, until an opinion baa been handed down by Solicitor of Internal Revenue jonnson on the case of the Shaker ro llglous sect, which owns extensive proper ties In Pennsylvania and In Maine. BROTHER'S BLOOD SAVES MAN. After Transfaslon Giver of Life Fluid Attend Sister's Weddlnar. Frank Ollmurray, 81 years old, of 6S5 West Fifty.tlilrd street, was taken to Bellevue Hospital on February IT with an ulcer In his stomach. He lost so much blood on Saturday night that the physi cians decided that an Immediate operation was necessary, but that blood transfusion would be necessary first. They sent for his brother John, 9 years old. John readily consented, so Drs. John Ray and T. F. Mead transfused bout a quart from John's right arm into Frank's left arm. At 1 :t0 A. M. yester day. Dr. Gaorge Woolsey operated on Frank. He removed the ulcer tn the stomach and found It necessary to remove about one-third of the stomach. Frank's condition was said to be serious yester day, hut ho may pull through. j. Uery Ollmurray. sister of the two men, called jip tho hospital yesterday morning. She was very ansloua "about John's con dition, for she said she was to bo married last night and John was to be best man. 8 he said aha thought It was unlucky to porta oho a wedding. John left tho hos- m MOM? ft fanw ser sue w aig. 1 YORK, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, WU.-coPVriBst, STORM DESTROYS 100 LOS ANGELES HOMES Seven Lives Lost and Property Damage $4,500,000 in Southern California. THE DEOIES RETURN SAFE Blizzard in Middle West Will Affect Country From Lakes to Gulf. Los ANO.it.ts, Feb. 21. The storm which has been sweeping southern California for three days resulted In a loss of seven Uvea and property damage of I4.COO.000. The rainfall waa from ton to twelve Inches and this flood was Increased by high winds which made tho water much more destructive. City engineers estimate that Los An geles suffered a damage loss of at leas: 11,500,000. One hundred and fifty thou sand dollars represented the damage to city etreeta alone. The batanco was made up of losses to railroads and to citizens whose homes were swept away with all their household effects. Except In the vicinity of Pomona, where young groves suffered severely, orange growers reported little damage. Ranches and small farms In the lowlands were Inundated. Tho flood situation about Loa Angeles became acute early on Friday night and conditions were greatly aggravated by a gale of from thirty-eight to fifty miles an hour. I Trolley 3rr Ice Cut Off. AVcakened by the rush of waters poles and toners carrying power lines and tele graph and telephone wires went down and with railroad and suburban trolley lines already out of commission the re sult was that for nearly four hours there was no street car service and during the entire day the city had only brief periods of communication wtlh the East. Sur rounding towns with few exceptions re mained without communication by wire, railroad or trolley. ltallroad ofllcluls mid that the collapse of big bridges over the Lxm Angeles Itlver In this city and the washing out of spnnii elseuhero made It uncertain when traftlo could be resumed. More than 100 homes were destroyed In Los Angeles by the torrents that rushed through the river and the Arroyo Seco. As the floods In these waterways sub sided last night household goods and other property. Including everything from stew pans to pianos and beds, were left stranded osroandbars. After a big steel bridge over the rivor bucldtd and broku early yesterday the Southern I'acltlc and Santa Ke railroads tent cars loaded with scrap Iron and heavy boulders plunging Into tho flood In efforts to divert further Inroad by the storm waters, which threatened railroad tracks skirting the river banks. The sweep of the floods was so strong that these barriers were turned aside. I'lgron 1'arui Is Destroyed. The Los Angeles pigeon farm on the edge of tho river was swept away und hundred of pigeons were drowned. Paaadena suffered from a drinking water famine und the Orange Grove avenue district, populated almost exclu sively by wealthy persons, had to get its tmpply of drinking water from water wagons sent out by thu city after the big water main broke. Thrvo hundred railroad patsengeru on tho Santa To railroad are marooned at Summit In tho Sun Bernardino .Mountain und huo been there for thrvo days. All the provisions of tho dining ra aro ex hausted and automobiles wero sent out from San Bernardino to-night witn sup plies. San Francisco. Kcb. 3:. Throughout northern and central California rains have been heavy for three days, but moat of the damage Is confined to flooded ranches In tho San Joaquin und Sacra mento valleys. The railroads suffered severely, but they have been able to main tain regular trains. Nearly all trains to southern California have been annulled becauna of washouts between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Iord and Lady Decle-s have returned to San Krunclsco after being lost in the storm since last Thursday, They were on their way to Loh Anjieles, but had to turn back at Santa Barbara. SNOW CONTINUES IN CHICAGO. Trouble Kxperted To-day from the Bllssardllktt Ntorm, Chicago, III., Feb. 22. A severe bliz zardltko storm struck Chicago last mid night and there resulted a continual fall of snow ever elnce. As high winds pre vailed, the streets became wind swept and snow scoured, with drifts from the three inch fall that made traffic impossible. Because it was Sunday the street car companies were able to keep the regular Sunday traffic moving and had a force of snow sweeper cars at work all day. During the night the mercury stood at about ' freezing, but morning brought a drop In temperature and to-night It regis tered about 10 degress, with the wind In creasing in velocity and the snowfall growing heavier. Indications were that the fall would continue through the night and if that should be the case all kinds of transporta tion lines wilt have much trouble to morrow. Telegraphic communication with Lcs Angeles, San Diego and southern Cali fornia points waa still interrupted to-day, with the telegraph companies unitblo to promise when direct communication would be restored. The trouble In southern California has not Increased since Saturday morning, but the broken wires seem to be due to wash outs and undermined poles which have, been thrown down for miles at a time, taking with them all the wiles of both the Postal and Western Union companies r.nd of power companies which furnish power for telephone and telegraph cir cuits. IU ports to-night from tho telegraph companies were that there were blizzards around Omaha and Kansas City, but not severe enough to Interfer greatly with telegraph service. The storm swept the middle Weil, ex tending as far south as Arkansas and Tennessee, whsre there was heavy sleet, delaying trains and crippling telegraph and telephone service. Despatches say that the storm Is gen- RAILROAD EARNS $12.01 GROSS. Colorado Eastern' Report Knows That Kver tlilna Blew Down. DknvkHj Feb. 12. The annual report of the Colorado Eastern ltallroad Com pany for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1913, was made public to-day, Tho passenger earnings for the year were only 11.80, u decrease of 63 per cent, from' 1912. Freight earnings amounted to 110.21, ns compared with JIG. 25 during the preceding year. Tho company suffered hcuvy losses in other directions. During tho year Its machine shops, roundhouse, paint shops, repair departments and foundries wore destroyed. A storm blew down tho build ing which housed tlieao departments, causing $600 loss. Tho Colorado Eastern operates sixteen miles of track between Denver and Scran- j ton. It runs one train a day. consisting of one engine and coach (Its sole equip ment) to protect Its franchise rights, valued at t5.000.000. Its operating force consists of one man, who Is engineer, fireman, conductor and trainman. It tn owned by the. Havemeyers. The Kock Island system Is tald to be anxious to purchasu It for tho purposo of obtain ing an entrance Into Denver. SURVIYORS FROM SHIP STARVING ON A ROCK Eleven From Hark Mexico Ma rooned on Islet Off Irish Coast. tptnal Cable Dttvotch to Tne bi. Lonpon, Feb. 22. Klcven survivors of the Norwegian bark Mexico, from Mexico for Plymouth, which ran on the rocks off tho coa.it of Wexford, Ireland, on Friday, have been on the rocky Islet of Keerugh since thp afternoon of that day. They have been without food or water and have had no shelter except that afforded by a rough screen which they made of sails washed ashore. The wild seas which havo prevailed have prevented the tugs and life boats In the vicinity from reaching the marooned men. One llfelwat got within forty yards of tho llttlo Island to-day and the men at tempted' In vain to throw a line to the Ulet. The lifeboat men nay the survivors are all foreigners. They nro unablo to speak English und Indicated the fact that they were hungry and thirsty by pointing to their mouths. The lifeboat men and th tugs were compelled .to withdraw from the scene at nightfall to-night on account of the danger to their own craft, o the castaways muit endure another nlelit of suffering. It Is feared that some of them will not survive the night. The rescuer will stnrt out again at dawn. The Mexico has been pounded to plecea and all signs of her have disappeared. There I" no doubt that tho entire cn-w (14 men) of on of the lifeboats which went to her assistance have been drowned. An other lifeboat was smashed u?alnxl tho sldo of the Mexico, hut the crew clambered aboard the vessel. It has been a terrible week all along tho British coasts. Fierce westerly gales have prevailed and many wreci arc re ported. HEALS BROTHER BY PRAYER. filrl Who fiir-il llrrarlf In fiamr V MHrti. 1 1 1 in WhIUIiik. Dki.maji, Pel., Feb. 22. Helen, the ten-year-old daughter of f!. I Hastings who professes to have been healed by prajcr after she. had been contlned to her bed ' moro than a month by n Injury to her I spine, offered up a prayer to-day fur her afflicted brother Paul, aged 1R, who was unablo to walk because of hip disease. After praying several mlnutis Helen told her brother to arise and walk. At first he would not try to do so, but finally he consented. Tho result was that he was able to ger out of the bed and walk, Physicians had nald that neither Helen nor her brother would ever walk again. BRYAN SEEKS BIRD TREATIES. Great Britain First .pprimrlied tn Protect (Siinir Migrants. Washington, Feb. 22. Secretary Bryan hax Instituted negotiation" with Great Btltuln with n view to the protec tion of migratory game blids which pass between Canada ami the I'nlteil States, He is acting under authority of a law of Congress. The proposed treaty applies also to birds that visit the British colonies in Central and South America. It Is understood that this treaty will bo followed by others tn bo negotiated be tween the United States mid France, Den mark and Holland, which have colonies In tho Western Hemisphere, nnd also with the Latin American countries and possi bly with still other countries of Europe or Asia. Tho ultimate object Is to bind the na tions of the world to a plan of protecting migrator)' bird life. Mexico will probably be Included when a government that can be recognized by this Government Khali be established. MARY'S LITTLE LAMB STEWED. Two Bnyoiuir Men Accused of Mral Ina and Cookluir the Prt. The mystery surrounding the theft and killing of a pet lamb ownod by Mary Dniczka of 15S East Twenty-second street, Bayonne, was solved yesterday. William Lair of 157 West Twenty.flrst stroet and John Smith of IS East Nine teenth street were charged with the Uicft and held in (COfeball for the Grand Jury by Recorder Mara, Detectives Miller and Whitney were passing I.alr'8 house when they detected the odor of cooking lamb. They arrested Lair and Smith, and n the rear of tho Lair home, they say, they found the Miln and remnants of Mary's little lamb. In the house, they reporM, Ility found h nice lamb dinner about ready to bo erred. The lamb was a present to Mary from her father and waa the pet of tho neighborhood. 1914, fcj thn Bun Printing and FuMUMftff CONFESSES PERJURY AGAINST LEO FRANK McKnight, Witness for Stat, Swears He Was in Plot to Hang Prisoner. HE MAKES AN AFFIDAVIT Accuses Attorney for Prosecu tion of Promising Reward for Falso Testimony. Atlanta, Oa' Feb. 22. A sensational development In tho case of Leo M. Frank, under sentence of death for the murder of fourteen-year-old Mary Phagan, came to-day when Albert McKnight, a negro who gave damaging evidence against Frank at tho trial, made an alUdavit thut his evidence was false nnd that ho had been ucd In "a plot to hung Frank." Albert McKnight Is tho husband of Mlneola McKnight, who cooked for the Frank family, and his testimony regarding Frank's conduct on the night after the murder of Mary Phagnn told heavily against the defendant. McKnight when on the stand said that ho had seen Frank on the day of tho murder: that Frank hud come homo from tho factory about 1:30 o'clock In the afternoon, and had returned without eat ing anything; that Mlneola, tho witness's wife, had told of Frank's coming home drunk on tho Saturday night of the crime, and of Frank's remark to Mrs. Frank that he waa in trouble and that he "didn't know why he should murder a girl." MeKnlght'i Affidavit. McKnight in his affidavit says that he waa Induced to scar falaely by 1L L Craven, who was employed by Solicitor General Dorsey to get evidence against Frunk. McKnlght's uftldavlt Is In part as follows : "Deponent says that he did not sew Mr. Frank ut ull on April 2S and that his evi dence at tho trial of .Mr. Frank wns the reiult of a plan perfected by IL L. Craven and other to collect the reward uffered for the. arrest and conviction of the mur derer of Mary limgan. "Deponent eays that h told It. L. Craven that ho did not want to tell uny llet on Mr. Frank, but Mr. Craven told him to go right ahead and do what he told Him to do and that he would get the rewsid and hn was weak enough to do as Mr. Craven told htm to do. "Deponent says that ho Is sorry for all the wrong ho has done to Mr. Frank and that he wants this truo statenwnt-of facts placed In the hands of L. Z. Hosier to be used by him with the hope that the same am in some way undo the great wrong he waa led to do by the white people h was working with at the store of Beck ft Gregg. "Deionnt again says that he did not see Ieo M. Frank at any time or place on Saturday, April 26, 1913. and that he will so testify when called upon at any time." Affidavit Volunteered. .McKnight furniahed the affidavit to Capt. C. W. Burke, who is employed by Arnold and Ilonscr, attorneys for Frank. Capt. Burke says the negro came to him voluntarily and confessud that ho per jured hlmwlf at the trial of Frank. "Mr. Craven trlnd to make mo think I would get part of the reward." McKnight csld. "I didn't really b-llnvu that I would get any money, hut I thought that Mr. Craven would bo good to me If I nulil what he wanted m to say." Mr. Craven, who procured McKnlght's evidence for the State, nays that McKnight is ix liar. He declared that McKnUht volunteered the damaging evidence against Frunk. WELLESLEY GIRLS FIGHT FIRE. Illahr-r Education Triumphs and ' Flrrmrn Have Xnlhlna to Ho. Wxij.i8i.uT, Mu -., Feb. 22. Much ex cltement was caused I tho college sec tion last night by a nre that startul in the room of Mlse firaco E. Leonard of Detroit and Mies Allen Stanley, Wcllceley freshmen, at the Ueardon cottage on Weston Htrct nnd consumed many of the glrln' treasures before It waa extinguished. Miss Leonard was reclining before un open fire, studjlng a now method of mak ing fudge, when n epark flew out and Ignited hr pink kimono. When thu gar ment burst Into damn Miss Leonard rushed to the ln-d und, rolling upon It, siet tho bedclothes afire, but paved, her llfo and n part of the kimono. Tho two girls then seized the blazing hedclothta nnd hurled them from a window into the snow, A passerby saw the fire and pulled nn alarm, but the firemen had nothing to do when they arrived except to hear what had happened. BRITISH STEAMER AGROUND. The Sanliem la Ntrandrd During a utlrat Hair. NoRroLK, Va., Feb 22. Hard aground two miles southeast of Hog Island, the British steamer Sachem Is guarded to. night by the revenue cutters Onondaga nnd Itusca und two tug. I. j, Merrill and Superior, Tho steamer grounded about 4:30 o'olock this morning during heavy weather and u southeast gale, The Onondaga was only forty-flvo miles away when the ship sent out calU for a. slstance and was the first to reach her. Tho Itascu was also near by. The tugs I. J. Mcrrltt and Superior, en route to Norfolk from New York, ulso went to the scene, The Onondaga and Itasca pullod on the stranded cruft several hours, but were un able to float her. Another effort will be mado at high tide to-morrow morning. The crew refused to leave the ship. The seas are moderating. The Sachem Is commanded by Capt. It O, Kvaiis und lias a crew of thirty. She was bound to Norfolk from Boston to complete loading a general cargo for Liverpool. She Is of 1,317 tons net ami 6,241 Ions gross. Association. VILLA EXPLAINS KILLING. Cables to London I'nprr That Ben ton Tried to Hhont Illm. Apeota Cabtt Drtpatck le Tas Bex. Lonuw, Feb. 23. The Doll; Jtfnll prints the following telegram: "Chihuahua, Sunday. "The English subject Benton was put to death because he went Into my room and pulled out a revolver to kill me. When the tlmo comes the trial will be open to give full satisfaction to the. British people. Villa." By tho word "trial" Gen. Villa appar ently means the official report of the court-martial by which Benton is said to have been sentenced. BULLFIGHT RILES AMERICANS, Tourist In Panama Protest Asrainst l.'aual Monday Distraction. Sprrial Cable IHrpateh to Tarn Hen. Panama, Feb. 22. Tho brutality of a bullfight this afternoon brought out a proteit from 200 Americans, mostly tourists, who were preKent at tho second of a scries of Sunday lights In tho new amphltheatro built for that purpose. Tho bulls were tnmo and unwilling to fight. The toreros wero Spanish. 10,000 MAY CAMP IN STREETS. Householders of Montreal Plan Strlkr aa Prntrst Aanlnst Itrntl. MoVTitEAL, Feb. 22. Ten thousand peo ple will go out on strike und with their household goods camp on tho Mreets of Montreal on May 1, 1915, unless tho Legis lature und tho City Council do not be fore that date pans laws ubollshlng the yearly lease and moving day. Thin waa tho resolution adopted by the Tontlno Benefit Society, tnailo up of Hebrews, at u meeting tills afternoon to protest against the prevailing high rentals. A Christian society will tart fooii, working on the uniK lines. One of the speakers was emphatic In saying that Montreal rents were the high est on tho continent of America without exception. j BRIGHT OUTLOOK IN THE WEST. 1 General Mannarr "f I nlnn I'nelflr I a)a llnaliima In Improv InK. , Omaha. Neb.. Feb. 22 That business all over the West is Improving Is the, opinion of General Manager Ware of the Union -Pacific, who returned yestcrduy from a trip over thu railroad iiystcm. Mr. Ware said: "Prospects for the future arc fine and business Is ulreudy Improving all over the West. We are expecting a bigger business this spring than ever ttefore. "Heavy snows in the mountains have saturated the ground and provided suffi cient moisture for the crotia this snrlnr. An optimistic sentiment prevails all over our rystem," EARLE LANDS AT LA R0CHELLE. ' Artist Who Kldnnpprd pn Bark on ( French Territory. S penal Cable Dripitcti to Tne Hex. La HociiKUa.-, Feb. 22. Ferdinand Pln ney Carle, who was sent back from Nor way to France to bo tried for the abduc tion of his son by his first wife, Mme. l'lschbacker, arrived her.i this afternoon aboard the Norwegian steamer Tolos.i. Ills extradition papers were examined In I the presenco of the Norwegian Consul and found to be In duu form. The prisoner was transferred immedi ately to the local prison, where ho will bo kept until he Is takfii to Itoinorantln, near the scene of the kidnapping, where ho will bn brought before un examining magistrate. Earlo said the voyage was a rough one. but he Old not suffer from seasickness. His unkempt appv.irnnco seemed to prove thu contrary. FINDS GIRL LOST A YEAR AGO. Posse Hrrovrn Catherine Winters, Aard ll, In Arkamai. Hunts vt lle. Ark., Feb. 22. Catherine Winters, 10 years old, daughter of Dr. W. A. Winters of New Castle, Intl.. uiio dls- I nppeared March 20 last and who h'is 1 been the object of u nutlunwide reareh. has been found. Tho girl was found by u possn In the custody of George Stuart, aged Bft, nt 3 o'clock this morning, threo miles northeast of Hiinlsville in the mountains. Stuart admitted tho Identity of the girl at first, but later said thnt elm wus hi' daughter. Ho If In Jail at Huntsvllle. Sheriff 11, M. Shurtcr of Huntsvllle de clares there l.s no doubt that tho rhliu is Catherine Winters. Thn girl, according to the Sheriff, sajs her noiue is Catherine Winters nnd that she founerly lived In a town In Indiana, tho name of which she eunnnt remember. She tells of a trip In an automobile and Inter a Journey In u wugon. SEA MYSTERY NEAR HATTERAS. Lite Preservers. Marked . H. Cali fornia" Are Washrd Ashore. Noktolk, Va Feb. 22. Nine llfo pre servers marked "S. S. California" wero picked up by life savers of the Kill Devil Hill station on the North Carolina coast this morning, They were cast up on the beach by the high seas that have been ! butting the Atlantic coast for over a week. I Murine men think the preservers may. havo roiiie from the Danish steamer Call- 1 fornla. an oil burner, w hich should have , been in the vicinity of Hatteras about u week Hgo. Thern uie two other steamers nnmid California, but mlther of these has been thereabout within a month. TANGO IS RICH GIRL'S CAREER. DnUKhler of I.iii'Iii. P. Elliott to lie I'nbllo Uuncer. Mii.waukku, Feb, 22, Ituth Elliott, daughter of Lucius P. Elliott, a wealthy Racine manufacturer, Is to lake up tho tango nN a profession. This became known to-night when It wus announced by the Hotel I'tister that she will tnuKii tier debut Tuesday as a tango dancer In company with Bobei't Archer Bowlby of Boston. This announcement hns caused n stir In Baclne, where ftuth Elliott Is one of the Uuders of tho younger set. . CENTS. Ircvnnnm n n mn LALLvl U. 0. IU ACT IN MEXICO Washington Officials Think Benton Case Has Con vinced Wilson. VILLA FEARS OUTCOME Chief Says Missing Men May Be Among Bejected Recruits. HHITAIN AWAITS IXQUTHY London Papers Conservative im Comment, Pending Offi cial Itcport. Waahlntfton officials expressed tho opinion yesterday that tho klllinc of "William S. Benton, a British aubject, by Gen. Villa at Juarez may compol th United Stated to change iti Mexican policy. It was pointed out In sonm iliiarterH that Inasmuch as President Wilson is still opposed to the recognition of Gen. Huerta, the only course open was Intervention. Vllln and his supporters havo appar ently realized that tho Benton case may havo far moro serious consequences than they had nt first expected and strenuous efforts aro being mado by the Constitutionalist Junta in Washington to Jimtlfy tho killing of the Britisher. London newspapers in generul show restraint in their editorial comment on the case, preferring to suspend Judg ment until a complete Investigation lias lieen made. I'uiiclio Villa lias telegraphed to hl.i representatives In Juarez that lie Is wending back to the liorder fifteen Amerlcuns who uttempted to Join tho rebel army, but were rejected because "Cnrranzii objects to foreign holdjera." Tho reliel chieftain suggests that tho men reported missing In El Paso may be.umong tlieso men. CHANGE IN POLICY EXPECTED. neutnn Cnsr Una Greatly Injured Constitutionalist rant., Washington, Feb. 22. That the Ben ton case may prove to bo tho turnir.g point In the uttltude of tho United States towurd tho Mexican problem wus the opinion expressed In many uuurters here to-day. It Is now admitted by even high otllduls tliut It is Impossible to conceive of the United States Government support ing such u man us Gen. Villa In the Presidency or any other high place In Mexico and that the whole Constitution alist cause has suffered a severe setback us a result of Villa's condui't. Tho Administration's policy of "watch ful waiting" over Mexico has created a good deal of unr-M In Congress and de bates on the subject are likely to bo heard In both branches In the near future. 6ut of n-spect for the Administration Senators und Itepresentatlvcs have had little to say about Mexico so far this eesslon. Members of Congress familiar with the International situation express the belief privately that tho tlmo U rapidly ap proaching wlun the Administration inual either Interveue or recognize Huerta. Doubt la expressed that the Administra tion will ever rccognlzo tho present pro visional President of Mexico. Therefore, members believe thr I'realdcnt will adopt what they believe the only other practical alternatlv e Intervention. Secretary of State Bryan was a caller at the White House to-day He had a lor.at conference with 'resident Wilson. It is assumed that It was In relation to Mexico. Oillclnls seen to-day were most petal. nilstlo over the outlook for uny improve, tnent In tho Mexican situation coming through Gen. Villa und his army The hope that Villa working under Carranza would bucceed in exterminating the power of Huerta In Mexico and making possible a new arrangement of the gov ernment of thai country ha now dwindled almost to the point of disappearance. Them Is no expectation discernible In oflictal quarters that cut of the Benton case w 111 come any si rious consequences for tho L'nlted States The belief la growing that Villa's story will bo ac cepted us approximately the trutli und that there will'be therefore no pressure brought to bear on tho United Stats to the extent of forcing It to take drastic action In Mexico. But though Villa may establish u legal cajia for himself, the liupreiston already created In the minds of members of Cuiigress and iilllcl.ils is dccldidly unfavorable and there Is general agreement thut while the killing of Benton might not have been niunler, his execution was brought about In ii manner which does not commend either Villa or his associates to tho good opinion of the American Government or people. Ilrnn Una "o Furthrr ts, Tho Stnto Department rested In the Benton case to-day. No despatches of uny significance In the cafe were re ceived ut tho Dtparttmnt, It waa eaid by ottlclals. Tho romplito mull reports which buvti been forwarded by Consuls Edwaids and Carotliers are now awaited and until their receipt thero will be no nctlim taken by tho United States Gov ernment. Mr. Bryan did not come to his ofllco at all to-day. He was advised by State De partment bftliials thnt no despatches of Importance had been leeched and did not go to tho Department, Other oftieUU made frequent visits to their oltlcen, how ever, but without result, The State Department has uo Inform.- PRICE TWO SI