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of aricls adtied In the cuplay colums of this -A (Ci-le r Fna Up- Rvquia). TO TOUR NO. 3416. WEATHER: CLOUDY, RAIN PROAILE. WASHINGTON. D. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1916. GNE CENT. WILSON SPURNS PLAN TO EVADE TEUTON DISPUTE President Opposes Legislation Prohibiting Americans from Boarding Armed Ships. HOTLY REJECTS SCHEME Turns Down Proposal of Par ty Leaders to Relieve Ad minstration of Risk. WOULD FORCE GERMANY'S HAND Chief Executive Determined That Ber lin Acknowledge Right of U. S. Citizens to Travel in Safety. President Wilson has emphatically re jected proposals from members of his party in Congress which would relieve him of the responsibility of forcing an issue with Germany over the new Berlin submarine declaration. Such proposals took the form of suggested legislation prohibiting American citizens from trav eling on armed merchantmen. The suggestions were laid before the President by Chairmen Stone and Flood. of the Senate and House Foreign Affairs committees, respectively, and by Majority Leader Kern. of the Senate, at a con ference held at the White House on Mon day night. The President rejected the proposals uithout qualification. and the conferees came away from the White House with the. understanding that it was Mr. Wil son' irm intention to insist upon a clean c t settlement of the submarine contro S-rsy on the basis of the present law and farts in the case. Members of Congress who yesterday heard some of the details of the con ference declared that the President 1: prepared to insist upon the with l awal by Germany of her declaration rf intention to torpedo without warn in all armed enemy merchant ships Cfter March 1. The President was desertibed as de t.-rmined that Germany must acknowl era the right of American citizens t, travel in safety on the high seas, r. hethl the ships they use be un ariml or armed for defense, bellig trerst or neutral. ie I resident is said to have shown g e,: impatience over the delay that aready has occurred in the subma r n i ne gotiations and to have inti i.ated to the members of Congress that the lives of American citizens hase already been too long in jeopardy. Hetly Spuas Suggesteon. I emocrats in the Senate were under the distinct Impression that the Presi dent had just about made up his riur.i that the time for parleying was over ard that there must be a definite understanding between Germany and the United States In the near future If friendly diplcmatic relations be tween th. two countries are to con tinue. The conference at the White House Monday night. it was learned. was Initiated by Chairman William J. Stone. of the Senate Foreign Rela tions Committee. When the President was informed of the Senator's request for an appoietanent and learned that the Senator wished to discuss with him the German situation, he at once de cided to call in Senator John W. Kern. of Indiana, the Senate majority leader, and Chairman Flood, of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The three Democrats called in a body. They had with them a copy of a joint resolution introduced in the Senate about the first of the year by Senator Gore, of Oklahoma. prohibiting American citizen from traveling on belligerent liners. II was learned that the visitors laid the resolution before the President with the suggestion that its passage would relieve the administration of the embarrassment of taking the position that merchant ves eels have the right to arm and of insist tag on this right In face of the new Ger man declaration and in face of the argu ments to the contrary which Secretar Lansing laid before the entente powers The President. it is stated, hotly spurn ed the suggestion, declaring that the pas sage of such a resolution would not onl3 be contrary to the intentions of the ad ministration, but would be regarded b: him as Insulting. The confer.. are said to have been somewhat taken aback by the heat displayed by the President. Germans Iuy 30=1mn=an Wheat. Bucharest. Feb. f.-German agents hav< recdived Instructions to purchase clan destinely, no matter at what price, a] available cereals so as to prevent the excution of the English contract. Ths Rowamaam geweement has decided te deciare all cereais sold without the authertsation of the offecal Roumania, commission liable to requtisition. Csar Attends Dnm Opening. P'etregrad. bela f.-The opeming of th Russiam Jeta Duma has bees marks by an seet of the brightest sogary fe the wbot fte et Russia. For- the firs tass.b the hMay of the Rsh patih ms the a has bs s~ew. beet ..tmaa an Cardinal opposed to. State-wide Prehibition Speei to The W---gtm 5maM. Baltimore, Feb. 22.-Cardinal Gibbons in an interview today said: "1 am strongly opposed to any State-wide prohibition bill, be cause I believe such a law can not be enforced in a city like Baltimore. "A law of this kind interferes with the personal liberty and rights and creates hypocrisy in the people. The history of the world demonstrates that man al ways will use intoxicating liquors. "However, I am heartily in favor of temperance. I am also a firm believer in local option." DISPUTE MAY BE PROLONGED Berlin Likely to Ask U. S. to Argue Over "Offensive and Defensive Armament." STATE DEPARTMENT WILLING TO YIELD ONLY SLIGHTLY May Admit Vessel With Guns Mount ed Forward Is Armed for Ofense. Compromise Suggested. Preliminary advice, from Berlin yes terday forecasted one probable concee slon in the forthcoming communication on the submarine question that may lead to further diplomatic negotiation. The German government's reply to the recent memorandum setting forth this governments position on the armed merchantmen question, according to these advices, will include a suggestion that the United States enter into a discus sion of what constitutes ofeadve and defensive armament. Whether the United States will ac cept this suggestion. State Department officials were not prepared to say. At present the only concession which the State Department ses- wiAjg s ahe is to consider that a wased witha mounted forward is armed for ofense and Is properly an auxiliary cruiser. There is a disposition in official circles, however, to believe that a compromise between the two governments may be worked out oi the following general lines: Germany to admit the principle that armed merchantmen may not be as sumed to be armed for offensive pur poses. With this admitted, the United States would be willing to make a question of any particular case in which Germany should sink a merchantman. Count von Bernstorif, the German Am bassador, returned to Washington from New York yesterday. He said he had no appointment to see Secretary of State Lansing. He expects to make an ap pointment, however, as soon as the com munication from Berlin arrives. There was reason to believe that it will be received today or at least by tomorrow. M. D. THATCHER, RICHEST MAN IN COLORADO, DEAD Estimates of Wealth Vary From $10,000,000 to $100,000,000; Con trolled or Owned 19 Banks. apecial to ie Washingtm HeraM. Pueblo, Col., Feb. 22.-Mahlon D. Thatcher, 76. Colorado's wealthiest man, and one of the West's leading financiers, died here today after an illness of two weeks. Death resulted from a general breakdown following an attack of grip. Thatcher was president of the Pueblo National Bank and also owned or con trolled eighteen other banks of Col orado and New Mexiqo. His wealth is variously estimated at from 110,000, 000 to $100,000,000. He was a member of the Metropolitan and Republican clubs of New York City and the Den ver Club. GERMAJ U-BOATS ACTIVE. Londen Reports Pear Vessels sank By Submarines. London. Feb. 25.-The British steamship Dingle, a new boat, of lB tons, has been sunk by a German submarine. It is be lieved that all members of the crew ex cept one were killed. Yarmouth and Loweslott report the sinking of three fishing smacks by German submarines in the North Sea. The crews of the fish mug smacks -were landed today. Copenhagen. Feb. 22.-Four uwedIsh trawlers, which were leaving the harbor of Gothenburg, were captured by Ger. man sbiarines today. Turks Admit Ins of Eqgeram. Leodsi, Feb. 22.-The first official ad mibian by the Turks of the capture ci Eruertefs is made in a statement issued is Conasatinople and reeived by the way of The Hague tonight. The stats meat denIes the Russian claims of heavy Turkidh 1ease and ef the eapture oi Igreat numbers of guns. Ddiely evice te Augusta. Atlantic Ceast U~ne. Leave 3'65 p. - Trough Standard Sleeper daily. Corn frtna at Car Tue., Tur. Bat. Dinling TEUTONS DRIVE FRENCH BACK First Line Pierced in Smash ing Advance Toward Verdun. INFANTRY CHARGE AFTER 72 HOURS OF BOMBARDMENT London Also Admits German Gains in Artois and Heavy Artillery Attack at Ypres. Srecial Cable to 'he Washisgten HeMm. London. Feb. 22.-For the eccond suc cessive day the Germans have pierced the French lines. On Monday they captured !0 yards of first line French positions In Artois. To day they occupied the Haumont Woods and a French salient north of Beau mont, in the Verdun region. Official ad mission of both losses was made in the reports of the French war office issued during the day. The intense activity of the Germans north of Verdun is the subject of dis cussion by the military critics of all Paris newspapers. The consensus of ojinion Is that the German are bent on another desperats effort to capture Verdun. The fall of this fortress would force open the road from Mets to Rheims and remove the menace from the southern lines of communication of the Germans in France. Thus compelling a retirement of the French front. Today's success for the Germans north of Verdun carme after a violent ar tillery bombardment of seventy-two hours. German. Held First Treaches. The Germans broke through the first line of defense dad into communication trenches in the rear. From these latter works they were dislodged, but held the first line trenches. Today the bombardment was renewed followed by an infantry attach. which extended the Ge ' gain. The. German gatiIn Artois occurred in the forest of Givenchy east of Souches. After occupying the first line trenches the Germans poured ioo the com munleating trenchee, but from these they were expeiled. Boeches mark an an Psortant peMdte a t0 #e-t s lidae of bils that donna -thviley stretching out to Lens. Heavy German lbmbardment of the British lines north and south of Ypres is reported by British headquarters. 76 Are Victims of New Haven Wreck Nine Dead, Two Expected to Die, and Sixty five Injured. pedal to The Wshintm BErl, New Haven, Feb. 22.-Nine persons' are dead, two are expected to dIE and sixty-five are injured. This is the known toll of a rear end collision on the New Haven Rail road which occurreh in broad day light near Milford. Conn., today. A broken piece of airbrake hose was indirectly the cause of the disaster. Because of this broken connection the Connecticut River Special, from New Haven. bound to New York, was stalled. Flagman G. L. Tourteloit was sent back to warn an on-coming train. He slipped on the ice-covered ties and was struck by a freight train and his warning was never given. Engi neer W. R. Curtiss, of the mixed local, also is dead. Tonight four investigations are in progress and under way for tomorrow. EDUCATORS FILL DETROIT Delegates at Edmeotional Assoela. tins Convention Overflow Hotels. Detroit, Mich., Feb. 22.-Detroit is en tertaining the largest gathering of edu cators that has ever assembled and hotels are full. The National Educational Asso ciation convention began today and will continue for the rest of this week. The next convention is being sought already by Minneapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Omaha, Des Moines, Boston, Buffalo and Miami, la. Wouldn't Shake Handy in H-. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 22.-"If I ever meet him in h=- I will not shake hands with him." This was a sentence of the note referring to a residcnt' of Gra-nd Rapids. Mich., left by Chester Davidson, a traveling salesman, who' hanged him self in his room in the Ga-It House here during the night. Gerard Hart While Skiing. Bierlin, Feb. 22.-AmerIcan Ambas sador Gerard's oollar hone was broken today while he was skiing near Munieb. His left leg was also injured, though not seriously. The Amhaseaor returned to Berlin at once and Wad taken to a ho. pital, where an X-ray Examination was made, Wrecks Zeppelia and Wing MSC; Paris, Feb. 22.--A German Zespein at temspted snether sair attack on Pa-ri. last night, but was destroyed. accoding ta the Usatin. The Ms-tin announoes that a toade6 UI,.1 bas been conferred upon the French gunner who fired the seoes Ma *st amn ae im Ford and Bryan Expo To Plan Fight on mspal t. 1%e W New York, Feb. 22.-Henr was reported today, are to meet fight against President Wilson's . Mr. Ford was incognito to not discuss the $1,000,000 cam; launching in the advertising col ever, it was learned that Mr. in constant communication ever : Friends of Mr. Bryan exp Ford highly values the advice of son administration. Indications this city shortly. Sweeney, of the From Fran< Sptal to The Wahingtoon eald. New York, Feb. 22.-Sweeney, of the Foreign Legion. got back home today. He arrived on the French liner Lafay ette. He has a bullet wound in his left lung, a first lieutenant's commission in his pocket, the famous Croix de Guerre on his chest and the gold cross of the Legion of Honor dangling from a gold chain around his neck. He Is the first American in fifty years so honored by the French government. After two days in town he expects to start for his home in Spokane, Wash., where his wife and two children are waiting for him, with his father, who was president of the Federal Smelting and Refining Company, which sold out to the Guggenheim interests. Sweeney is on three months' leave. Like the other well-known Sweeney, to MORGENTHAU ON WAY HERE Envoy to Turkey on Arrival in U. S. Hurries to Capital. SAYS E WIL MTUBN TO - CONSTANTINOPE IN MAY Denies Rumor of War Secretaryship Ofer, Declaring His Work Is in East. Spedal to The Wbddaato Heald. New York, Feb. 22.-Henry Morgenthau. Ambassador to Turkey, returned home today for the first vacation he has taken since his appointment twenty-eight months ago and left for Washintgon on the midnight train. He said he had im portant facts to report to the Secretary of State. He has had the trying duty of representing all the entente allies as Well as his own government at Constantino ple. A committee of forty representative citizens, named by Mayor Mitchel, met the liner Frederick VIII at quarantine. A special letter from Secretary Landng also met the returning diplomat at the pier. "There is much I would like to say," said Mr. Morgenthau. "but Secre tary Lansing perhaps is a little fearful that I might talk too much, as I had a letter handed to me right here at the dock telling me to be careful." Chatting informally on the cutter Man hattan, which took him off the liner, and later at the pier. Mr. Morgenthau told of some of his experiences in Constanti nople in war time. He said: "I have had the unusual privilege and opportunity of rendering some service te my country and I have enjoyed it. I have been waiting several years to pay the debt which every statesman owes hie country in which his success has been achieved." Will Retern to Teel y. He denied flatly that he had returned to become Secretary of War. "My work is cut out for me in Con stantinople," he said. "I am returning on May L" Mr. Morgenthau was accompanied from Constantinople by his son, Henry Mor genthau, jr., who has been assisting hiw at the court of the Sultan. He came from Constantinople by way of the Balkans and Berlin, and then to Scandinavia. COMETES WITH "BOSSY." Chemist Exhibit. Antimetal Nit Mad.emo Cows Ow, Flesmula. gincinnati, Feb. 3.-Dr. Mpl'tin H Fischer. Cincinnati University chemist axhibited today before Academy ol Medicine students' a mample of "cewi milk" which he made in the universits laboratory, The milt.he M 4itus is nmau in accordance with "hoesy's" own fer' ~muia and contains 1all the esential MO gredients of the real article. Tesail the laoaoycan prej milk even more cheaply than it cat'i gotten from the cow. Cg4s Still a Zurga, New York, Feb. 32,-JeanC Chiange anarchist. wasted Ia Arabbiaske ellen poisoniit Iis sil at He kept in -the greead t a Stho~gh twice t flea ~ ey hat him.C3S Yuane the belief tU *bssa en - 4e lade tae ato ted to Meet Soon . the Defense Program masngtem Hereld, r Ford and William J. Bryan, it soon to talk over their pending preparedness plan. lay at the Waldorf. He would aign against preparedness he is lmns of the 'newspapers. How ord and Col. Bryan have been ince Ford's return from Europe. ct him in this city soon. Mr. the former premier of the Wil are that the two will confer in Legion, Home e With Honors whom everybody with a tale to unfold is sent, Lieut. Charles Sweeney Is a good listener, but a poor talker. He won't talk about himself or his decorations or the charge he made with his company in the Champagne district, where, it is said, he captured several lines of German trenches. Sweeney today looked peaked, wan and thin. He is tall and has a strong head set on the shouders of an athlete. He was graduated ten years ago from West Point, and since then has been in New Mexico, across the Rio Grande. in South Africa and France. In Paris he met and married a charming American girl He was a chum at the front of Johnny Poe, of Baltimore, the famous Princeton star, who was killed at Loos, and Ken neth Weeks, famous as an internationaJ athlete, who fell at Bouches. ITALIANS NEAR ALPINE GOAL Gain Heights of Mountain Barrier Twelve Miles From Trent. s ccm -owus W3InS OF CONTINUOUS FIGHTING Vienna Oscial Report. Silent on Claims of Rome, Tells of Re newed Air Raids. Riedal Mble to 71e Washington Head. London, Feb. 22.-The Italians have ar rived within twelve miles of the city of Trent, their main objective in the Carnic Alps, according to official information re ceived here tonight. The mountain zone of Callo, which bar red the way to their advance on the city, has at last been wrested from Austriar control, after several weeks of almost continuous attacks. The Italian official report tonight says: "Our forces have captured the moun tainous sone of Callo, repulsing all coun ter-attacks, We have advanced westward toward the saddle of Mont Callo. We We re-enforced the positions which pro telt the basin of Borgo, and have occu p d the towns of Toreegno, Ronchi, and Austrian official statement makes mention of the Italian claim to ao in the Carnic region. It says: the Isonso front there has been in umsed artillery fighting, especially new thwla." FAgarding the Austrian aeroplane at tdmko previously reported by Rome, the Vigana official statement says: "Ofe of our aeroplane squadrons at ta d the enemy in Lombardy. Twc aetaisnes made a reconnolssanee over MO. Another air squadron attacked the aero station, port, and military estab. ltslrnts near Desensano. The aero piense returned safely." FLOOD REGION ASKS AID. 3ew Orleans mxehanges Appeal to Cngress for Relief. New Orleans, Feb. 22.-An urgent ap psVl for Federal aid for sufferers in the islana flood districts was forwarded Congress today by the commercial ex ehanges of New Orleans. Accompanylng the plea for relief wee a copy of resolu tions adopted by the exchanges asking for Federal control of the Mississippi River. Cosnditiosa were serious today in the Parishes that have been flooded as the result of breaks in the river wall. Gov. Hall has wired the War Department ask Ing permissioni to use the tents belong ing to the Louisiana National Guard foi refugees who have been drIven f ror their homes. Twenty-Owe thousand tden are fighting the floods* In various parts of Louisiana. Adasiral Winslew to Testify. Adiralrs Cameron M1cR. Winslow. com-. snfber of the Pacinec Fleet. at-ived ii Wahntnyesterday, and today will gu befoe the House Naval Affairs Commit tee to testify concerbing the needs of the v. Admiral Fletcher. comanander of Atlantic Fleet, 'wiln feflWe sAdmiral oroe the comittee in the erfuture. Usunamni. Rises War Pand Wease'., Feb. 3.-The Roups--.- .ov. thas suabmitted to Parlnanenta falinwg the war appropriation flone to SISM to fie euvered bj - bae ad leIma sw a die. WILSON HIT BY HAMMOND Mexican Policy Assailed as "Pusillanimous," at Rocky Mountain Dinner. MEXICO OWES PROGRESS TO AMERICAN PLUCK, HE ASSERTS Declares Country Suffered Loss of Dignity By Failure to Protect Citizens Singlehanded. Uperial to The Wsshingto Herald. New York. Feb. 2.-Jolui Hays Ham mond at the dinner tonight of the Rocky !fountain Club, of which he is president, bitterly assailed President Wilson's polcy in Mexico. The dinner was given at the Hotel Hiltmore. Mr. Hammond said: "I repudiate the assertions that have been made in places of high authority that the great majority of foreign in vestors in that country have gone there to recklessly exploit the country. "I have seen the beneficial results of the investment of foreign capital and ability-at times under hazardous condi tions-and surely under the conduct of self-abnegating captainp of industry. Progress Due to Amerfeams. "To the pluck, the ability and the inde fatigable industry of American engineers, many of whom are honored members of this club-two of whom recently were foully murdered in the tragedy of Santa Ysabel-Mexico owes her remarkable progress, carried out under the protect ing aegis of that beneficent despot, If you will-the martyred Dias. "The history of the famous policy pur sued by our government in its dealings with Mexico is too well known to you to require recital, nor is the occasion op portune to make an Indictment of that policy beyond the protest that irresist ably forces Itself upon my mind against the pusillanimity which has resulted in our great republic Inviting the Latin American republics to share with us the responsibility and, by implication. to determine the course of action of our government In respect to the protec tion of American life and property in Mexico." War Dog Saves 50 French Soldiers Canines Trained to Act as Sentinels and Rescue Wounded. 8pedal to The Wahington Herald. New York. Feb. =.-War. dogs hate proved themselves indispensable to the French army. according to Dr. Howard Speakman, who returned today aboard the French liner Lafayette from hospital work at Pau, France. "The dogs are divided into classes. sanitary dogs and sentinels." said the doctor. "The object and training of the sanitary dogs is to seek out the wound ed. bring the injured man's cap to head quarters and then lead the hospital work era back. Thus far these dogs have not made a single error and have never yet brought in the cap of a dead man. "The sentinel dogs- are used for out post duty to warn of surprise attacks. Two dogs are assigned to each post, one being on duty from 7 p. m. to midnight. the other from then entil daybreak. One dog saved two French outpos and was credited with saving the lives of fifty MORE AMERICANS SLAIN BY MEXICAN BANDITS Woman and Family Murdered in Chihuahua State by Former Villista Soldiers. psdal to 7%. Ws&la-tss s.w El Paso. Tex., Feb. 22.-An Amerl cdn woman and her family have just been murdered by Mexican bandits near Cusihuirlachic. State of Chihua hua, says an unsigned telegram re ceived today from Madera. The ban dits were seen to be former Villista soldiers. The Carransa garrison in Jares is investigating. Villista troops are advancing upon Guerrero and have cut the railway and telegraphic communications be tween Chihuahua City and Torreon. Justice Day Seriously BlI. Associate Justice Williamn R. Day. of the United States Supreme Court. Is seriously ill with the grip and may never again be able to assume his seat on the bench. He has been in ill health for several years. He is 67 years old. Nicholas Reported Under Cleud. Berlin tvia Bayville wireless). Feb. 2. According to the Over Seas News Agen cy. King Nicholas. of Montenegro. has been warned by the entente powers to reIde at a piace distant from Monte n*gro until the end of the war and to abstain-from all political activity. Firedoin dame ofW.Mwas din I coveed early 'es4ay in the Cordoss iManual Training %ebael at 149t and I, street.s suuthtwest. The latnets originat en in the carener5bop of me shoo about 4:3 eetear. The cause u ne t Mrued by pg416 'Sshwa' Pl1M of 'Drys' icely to Be Poisped The United States will not be come an arid desert before nest winter, according tothe plans of Congressional leaders in control of prohibition legislation. Arrangements were made yes terday to postpone action on the nation-wide prohibition amend ment in the House until the next session of Congress. It is possible that prohibitit.n advocates in the Senate may force the nation-wide amendment to the floor of that body during the present session. The sup porters of the "dry" proposal, however, believe that the time is not propitious for pressing the measure. LAND DEFENSE PLANS SCORED Administration's Prepared ness Program Bombarded By Rep. Gardner. FEDERALIZED MILITIA PLAN RIDICULED AS INADEQUATE Massachusetts Congressman Introduces Bill Calling for Standing Army of 281.000. A bitter fight against the federalised militia plan evolved by Chairman Hay and agreed to in general terms by the members of the House military affairs committee was foreshadowed yesterday In a statement issued by Representative Gardner. of Massachusetts. Mr. Gardner, who may be taken to rep resent iS some measure the movement for adequate national defense, displayed his otoosition to the program of the House committee in two ways. He is sued a statement ridiculing the proposal to make national security dependent upon an army composed of militiamen. and indicated what, tramn his point of stew, should be dene by introducing the Mil drawn by the Army War Colnege. which provides for a regular army of 31.000 men. The Hay plan. Mr. Gardner said. which will be more satisfactory to William J Bryan than to Gen. Leonard Wood. pro vides for an increase of S.' men in the regular army. This force. h" adds. would be sufficient to man a trench seven miles long or half the length of Man hattan Island. With as much emphasis he declared the scheme for a federalised militia to be equally inadequate. He asserts that it will he a long time before the 425.04 militiamen proposed by the Hay measure can be enlisted inasmuch as there have never been more than 130.000 men in the militia forces of all the States. In this he is supported to some extent bv militia offcers themselves who testi fied before the Military Affairs Commit tee of both the Senate and House that it will probably be impossible to recruit more than 30.000 men. Mr. Gardner reiterates the charge that the militia forces will be in effect forty eight separate little armies under the State government. and inat any attempt to draft them in time of war will be met with a lawsuit or an alibi. SUSPECT IN HEILNER MURDER CASE JAILED Joseph E Hanel, Ex-Convict, Wanted as Slayer. Confesses Aft er Arrest in Baltimore. ssa io The w ams Reald. Baltimore. Feb. .-Joseph E. Hanet, ex-convict. wanted for the murder of Mrs. Julia Heilner in Brooklyn in April. 1915. was arrested in this city tonight. Hanel admitted his identity and oon tessed that he took part in the robbery of the Heilner home. He accused an accomplice, whose name the polloe will not reveal. of the actual murder. Mrs. Julia Heilner. witfe of Uslig L. Heilner. vice-president of the Primes Corset Company, was murdered in her home in Flatbush. an April 3. Ils. lier skull was crushed. a cord tied around her throat and her bead wrapped in a table cloth. MMTxR m te rlh Desmand Gesmany nese~ Wasn Gameser to $s6,mo0 a imeath. ILdan. Feb. 22.-The Rome whesa news agency reported today that tis dissensions had broken out between the Germans and the Bulgaianm. The Bulgarian government Is dmemad. ing that the Gersnan war eunsidy he In creased to t.01UMW a moath. A German regiment has be with drawn hastily from Cnetimsta where it had bean sent to heip lead the Turkish capital. Is Polletto's Nat in Rug sessisa to She wshis m en. Madiejua. Wia.. treb. 2.-I am a camdi dlate for the Premiemey of the United Statea. I believe progessive pripie sbould be defended and maiataibed Is this country until they are tully casab lished." deciatrod Senator lRobert M. id Peinette at a get-tagetbae bmans et his qma - RAMSDEJTESY IGWAIEIOU$E IN ALEXAllIA Spectacular Blaze of Sup. pony Incendiary Ore. Does $25,000 Damage. CAPITAL SEWS HELP Fireboat Tirefi~ter" Aib Virginians in Subduing Stubborn Fire. CROWDS ARE DRAWN BY GLARE Establishment of Waker Rebetts in Union Street Gsped by Flams Police Seek Ofism. Fire of supposhd incendiary origia destroyed the three-story brick build ing In Union stree, between King and Prince streets. Alexandria, occupied by Walter Roberta, feed merchant The damage to the building and contests is estimated at $25.0O. The fire started at 10:39 In the basement of the Roberts store and rap idly spread through the entire build ing, gutting the structure. The flames shooting high In the air. lighted up the sky for miles. Many Washingtonians, attracted by the glare, journeyed to the Virginia city to watch the blaze. Hundreds of Alez andrians thronged the scene and it was with difficulty that the police kept them at a safe distance. The entire fire departm.ent of Alexa dria was called out, but was not equal is the emergency, and the servies of the District fireboat. "Fireaghter." was Cail ed upon. Two streams from the beat were played on the flames, and at 1 o'clock this morning the Ors was prect call) ui der control. The building was filled from ellar Me roof with grain, hay. and atter Is, sabie mstest. which was s0mp -1F which threatened to enite tlae ad}itg buildings ooiipied by T. P. En-rougi' cons Company, seed merchants; J. Diet fus & Co., junk dealers, and N. Lndsei & Co, wholesale grocers. The total loss of the building. whict was owned by Edmund Hunt. is placed at $1(000. and the loss of the stocks is !estimated at $1.000. Both were partially covered by insurance The fire department has started an in vesttgation to ascertain the cause of the fire. MYSTERY VEILS DEATH OF FORMER LOCAL MAN Richard Haskell Found Dead in Kee tucky Workhouse With Appear ances of Foul Play. The mysterious circumstanoes eur rounding the death of Richard Iaskel. it, formerly of this ctty. in Leington (Ky. ear y yesterday morning has caused the coroner and police of that city to start a searching inestigation Acoording to dispatches from the Kee tucky city. Haskell was arrested for disorderly conduct, and is said to have been removed to the hospital for observa tion, dying about an hour after being placed there When the body was v'ew ed by the coroner he found that it was bruised from head to foot and. in his opinion, bore every evidenos that the dead man had met with foul play. The matter was reported to the police department and deteettves were assigned to make an in' stigation. Richard Haskell was a traveling sales man and resided in Kentucky. we was a brother of Dr. R J Haskeil. Of 2 First street northwest, and Dr. James G. Mi5aell, of i New Jersey avenue. both pusinent deeftets of this eity. The former went to Lexingte yesterday to take charge of the body. Dies Salnting "Old Glory." New York. Feb. 23-For twenty years John H. Wetherbee. of Brooklyn. had not missed the regular Washingte's girthday parede of the old volunteer tre company of which he was a charter mem ber. He turned eat as usual today and fMll dead in the ranks as he was eaig an Armerican flag. Me was 15 year, aid. Bufals ALI. Sea s sk. Buffalo. N. Y.. Feb. 23.-.An eartheuake believed to have bea emetered wtma a mue et meaiS waesred en tha mesomgrph at Ms " Colio abeet T see miles at gem. wee re1S5ee ea h ceater of the sheek beam M ewn a poestbe of determiaon, nesm he Prof. Curtin. in chaege of the M Damana~ 3& London. Feb. 2.-Fer~ea M am t6e navy hare its powers M mnake more effective time bis& n. maany was snade in the heese M v day by Lord Byaman. Wege Disput 3esdn. l roedo. Ohio. Fe. f.-M se wuee exitiung bewa esagnahe a Sthe Clover Leaf Raue4 sma has been, setMsi f b - sb increase of' W he Se amamaa he s .