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KAISER SEEKS ARMS
ASKS WAR FUND INCREASE DE
SPITE ELECTION UPHEAVAL
GIVING SOCIALISTS POWER.
German Emperor Withholds Details
of Military Extension, Evidently
Awaiting Developments Tariff Pol
Icy to Be Continued.
Berlin, Germany, Feb. 8. Emperor
William opened the thirteenth reich
tag which has assembled since the
foundation of the German empire. As
is customary, instead of going to the
imperial parliament, the emperor
called the members to the palace,
"where he made bis speech from the
throne I.u the great white hall. The
deputies present were for the most
jpart in uniform or court dress and
the scene was brilliant, but no repre
sentative of the social democratic
party, comprising over one-fourth of
the membership of the house, put in
Greet Kaiser With Cheers.
Led by the oldest member of the.
Teichstag, the radical. Albert Traeger.
all the deputies Joined heartily in the
customary three cheers as the empe
ror entered. He was attended by sev
eral of the royal princes and sur
rounded by all the pomp and ceremo
nial o a medieval pageant.
Asks Loyal Co-Operatlon.
Alter greeting the members of the
imperial parliament, in the name of
th governments of the confederated
states of the empire, the kaiser af
Ärmed his desire to augment the wel
fare of all classes of the people of
Germany and maintain the strength
nnd prestige of the nation. He ap
pealed to the new parliament for its
loyal co-operation in this work and
tlien expressed the hope that by a
Strict adherence to the financial pol
icy now in force the imperial finances
soon would be placed on a thoroughly
Will Uphold Tariff.
Emperor William referred to the
new commercial treaties about to be
entered between Germany and other
countries and announced that the Im
perlal government In negotiating them
would adhere to the old bases of its
tariff policy, under which trade, in
dustry ana agriculture had prospered
Then came the part of the emperor's
speech for which the members of the
xeicUHtag were waiting with the ut
most eagerness that part in which
1j3 made references to the internation
al situation and tc the expected in
crease in the army and the navy.
Silent as to Details.
There was partial disappointment,
however, as tho empero merely an
nounced the measures in a general
way and did not give details. He said:
"For the success of our work of
peace ?t home and over seas the em
plro must remain powerful enough to
defend at all times its national honor
and its possessions, as well as itfi Just
interests in the world. It is, therefore,
my constant duty and care to main
tnin ?.nd strengthen, both on land and
on sea. the defensive power of the
German people, which does not lack
young men capable of bearing arms.
Passes on Morocco Treaty.
"In concluding our agreement with
France we have given new proof of
our readiness to settle international
difficulties amicably, whenever such a
course is consonant with the dignity
and interests of Germany.
"Side by side with the maintenance
of our alliance with Austria-Hungary
and Italy, my policy has been directed
steadily toward the cultivation of
friendly relations with all the powers
bn the basis of mutual respect and
"Trusting in the healthy force of
the German people and relying on
God's gracious assistance, I look with
confidence beyond the struggles of to
day to the future of the empire.
"I greet you, gentlemen, at the open
ing of the new session of the imperial
jmtliamert in the hope that your work
-will be o service to the nation and to
ITALIAN TURK BANKS CLOSE
Sultan's Cabinet Also Issue Orders as
to Other Institutions In
t Constantinople, Turkey, Feb. 8.
(The Turkish cabinet decided to put
Into force the order for closing all Hai
Jan institutions in Turkey, including
private banks, insurance companies
0ftd the orphanage at Scutari.
WRANGLE OVER TEST
OF LORIMER SLEUTH
Stenographer Sheridan Given Trial
and Lawyers on Opposite Sices
Diffc as to Result.
Washington. Feb. 10. The senate
Lorimer committee In executive ses
sion put J. E. Sheridan, the detective
stenographer, who has figured in the
charges of perjury against Charles Mc
Gowan, a Hines-Lorimer witness, to a
test of his ability to record conversa
tions over an electrical apparatus,
while concealed from the speakers.
Immediately after the test Sheridan
was put in the witness chair and had
no difficulty in reading his notes.
There were frequent breaks, but it
was said they represented parts of
sentences which he did not record be
cause he had been instructed to take
only conversation relating to the Lori
A little table with an open note
book and a Bible upon it had been
made ready for the demonstration.
Sheridan swore before the commit
tee that he had made a shorthand re
port of a conversation in Voronto on
January 6, when McGowan admitted
receiving money from C. F. Wiehe for
"perjuring" himself in giing testi
mony for Senator Lorimer The charge
was made that Sheridan's notes were
"faked," and that he could not make
such a shorthand report as he claim
ed he had made at Toronto.
Conditions in the hotel rooms at
Toronto in which. McGowan met the
detectives were reproduced as nearly
as possible in Senator Dillingham's of
fices. In one room where three per
sons were to hold a conversation was
hung a delicate telephonic apparatus.
Wires led to the table in the next
room. The Bible was to permit Sher
idan to have a weight for one corner
of his notebook, while he used his
left hand to hold a telephonic ap
paratus to his ear.
BIG PROBE OF MONEY TRUST
House Committee Chairman to Ask
Plenary Powers for Quiz Un
derwood Resolution Passed.
Washington, Feb. 9. Representa
tive Pujc of Louisiana, chairman of
the house committee on banking and
currency, to which the Democratic
caucus referred the proposed investi
gation of the "money trust," declared
that he would Introduce a resolution
to vest his committee with plenary
powers to learn if there is a money
trust in the United States.
The Underwood resolution was sub
stituted fer the Henry resolution by
a vote of 115 to 66 after a hot dis
cussion and then was adopted. It re
fers the matters for which investiga
tion was demanded to four standing
committees of the house those on
judiciary, interstate commerce, bank
ing and currency and election of pres
ident and vice-presidenL
SCHWAB MAY "CASH IN"
Bethlehem Magnate Before the Sen
ate Finance Committer Attacks
Washington. Feb. 9. Charles M.
Schwab, the steel magnate of Bethle
hem, Pa., testified before the senate
finance committee in protest against
the Underwood rates on larger steel
products would be of most serious
consequence to the industry; without
protection he would want no financial
interest in the steel business, and
would regard as wasted the $35,000,
000 which recently had been invested
in his business.
"After all my work and the invest
ment of my fortune, I have never
taken a penny out of the industry and
have never paid a dividend, and ir the
proposer tariff is to be the law, I re
peat that 1 shall cash In," said Mr.
Schwab in closing his general state
ment MANILA CASH BILLS FAIL
Philippine Legislature Adjourns Again
in Deadlock Without Passing
Manila, Feb. S. The extra session
of the Philippine legislature came to
an end at daybreak, the deadlock on
the appropriation bills not having
been broken. The same thing hap
pened in 1911. According to the law
the old appropriations are renewed.
The session was noteworthy for the
attention paid by the assembly to
economic measures, although the con
troversy regarding the privileges of
tho two houses caused tbt defeat of
many important bills. The first irri
gation bills introduced In the Philip
pines were, however, enacted.
ABE RUEF WILL TESTIFY
Former Political Boss to Be Taken
From Sa- Quentin to Frisco for
Eugene Schmitz Trial.
Sau Francisco. Cal., Feb S. An
nouncement was made that "Abe"
Ruef. the former political boss, would
be brought from San Quentin prison
to testify for the prosecution iL the
bribery trial of former Mayor Eu
gene Schmitz. A jury has not been
obtained, and pending trial prelimin
aries Ruef will be lodged in the coun
Aluminum Canteens for Army.
Washington, Feb. S. The ordnance
department of the army is about to
place a contract for 60,000 aluminum
canteens, designea to lighten the sol
diers' equipment and for use over the
camp fire in emergencies "SpunM
out of solid disks of metal, the nev
canteen is so difficult to manufacture
that only a few concerns have been
found willing to undertake the job.
THE WHITE HOPE
FIRST LORD OF BRITISH AD
MIRALTY FACES HOSTILE
THRONG IN BELFAST.
ATTEMPT MADE TO RUSH AUTO
Foes Threaten Machine in Which Vis
itor Goes to Football Ground for
Demonstratioin City Paraded With
Effigy of Official.
Belfast. Ireland, Feb. 9. Winston
Spencer Churchill, first lord of the ad
miralty, the chief figure in the home
rule demonstration, arrived here with
his wife at the central station and had
a somewhat mixed reception. A num
ber of orangemen who had gathered at
the station greeted him with groans
and boos, but these were drowned In
the hearty cheers of the crowd of lib
erals and nationalists. There was no
disturbance at that hour, and the large
force of police on duty in the station
had an easy task.
Detachments of police have been
posted everywhere, and the troops are
held in readiness in their quarters.
Crovri Threatens Churchill's Car.
Matters olokeci ugly for a moment
when Mr. and Mrs. Churchill started
for the place where the meeting is to
be held. A large crowd which had
gathered outside the hotel appeared
inclined to rush Mr. Churchill's motor
car, and tried to block its passage, but
escorting cars packed with detectives
succeeded in working a way through
tho groaning throng and got the
Churchills safely away.
In the course of the morning a
crowd of unionists paraded the streets
carrying an effigy of Mr. Churchill to
which was attached a placard bear
ing the words: "Down with Church
ill!" "No home rule!" They proceed
ed to the hotel at which Mr and Mrs.
Churchill are staying and sang the na
tional anthem, after which they dis
persed without, disorder.
Inside the marquee effigies bearing
the labels "Carson and Londonderry
Turncoats and Traitors," swayed from
Rousing Reception by 6,000.
Mr. Churchill was greeted with a
rousing reception from the 6,000 peo
ple gathered within the tent, whose
enthusiasm not even the depressing
surroundings were able to quench
While rain poured through a canvas
a band played popular airs, mingied
with the Irish melodies "The Wearing
of the Green" and "The Boys of Wex
ford." Mr. Churchill immediately got on
good terms "with h!s audience, promis
ing that the government Intended to
pass a home rule b!!l which would be
harmonioub with imperial interests,
smooth the path of the British empire,
liberate new forces for Its service and
forever do away with the accursed ma
chinery by which hatred had been
manufactured in the past.
KAISER IS HOST TO HALDANE
British War Minister's Visit to Ger
many Is Intended to Relieve
Berlin, Feb. 10. The German emper
or and empress gave a luncheon at the
imperial paalce in honor of Viscount
Haldane, British secretary of state
for war. Among those invited to
meet the viscount were Dr. von Beth-mann-Hollweg,
the imperial chancel
lor; Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, min
ister of marine, and Gen. Josias von
Heeringen, minister of war.
It is admitted that one of the aims
of Haldane's visit to Germany is to re
lieve the tension which has existed in
Anglo-German relations for some time.
Nothing definite as to the nature of
the discussions between the British
statesmen and his German confreres
Woman Skater Issues a Defi.
Ludlow, Mass., Feb. 8. Miss Mar
garet Graham, New England woman
skating champion, has challenged Miss
"Bobbie" Leonard of Cleveland, the
world's champion, to a match for the
Fort de France, Martinique, Feb. 8.
An earthquake shock was felt on
the island. No damage has been reported.
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NEW GRAFT RUMORS
IN RAIL SENSATION
Son-inLaw of A. J. Eariing Is Presi
dent of Firm Which Got
Chicago. Feb. 10. Amplification of
rumors of .aft in connection with
the construction of the Chicago, Mil
waukee and Puget Sound railroad
was made here, though the mysteri
ous suits, declared by rumor to be
filed within twenty-four hours, were
not forthcoming. The name of the
Beaver Dam Malleable Iron company
was dragged into the affair when it
was charged that contracts for tie
plates and various varieties of iron
specialties were received by that
company, of which Lawrence Fitch,
son-in-law of President A. J. Eariing,
President Eariing declared, howev
er, that the contracts were let to the
Beaver Dam company only after bit
ter competition. He declared also
that, so far as was possible, his rail
road purchased supplies from plants
located along the lines of construc
tion. He declared he could not esti
mate the amounts in dollars and
cents of the various contracts let to
his son-in-law's concern.
President Eariing urged that Mr.
Fitch's name be kept out of the story,
saying there was no reason for the
KING OF DENMARK TAKEN ILL
Bulletin Says Frederick Has Fever,
but Passed a Good Night Stricken
Copenhagen, Denmark. Feb. 8. An
official bulletin issued by the physi
cians in attendance on King Freder
ick, who last evening when out walk'
ing was seized with a sudden illness,
"The king passed a satisfactory
nighL Ho slept well, but ha3 a little
fever, arising from slight inflamma
tion of the lungs."
BANK SHORT FOR 20 YEARS
Examination of Institution's Books
Disclosed Fact $36,000 Was Tak
en From 1871 to 1891.
Windsor Locks, Conn., Feb. 10.
Examination of the books of the
closed Windsor Locks Savings bank
has shown thus far that A. W. Con
verse, former treasurer, left $36,000
unaccounted for from 1S71 to 1S91.
That sum, with f interest, would make
the loss to the bank approximately
$135,000. The books have still to be
gone over for twenty 3rears more. Ex
perts, however, declare that they be
lieve the bank is solvent.
Customs Office for Kansas City.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 9.-- Because
of the growing importance of Kansas
City as an import center, the board
of general appraisers of the United
States customs department will open
an office here February 13. The work
of this board is to settle appeals on
Man 8G Dies at Funeral.
Cheboygan. Mich., Feb. 10. Over
come with grief, Michael O'Donnell,
$6, dropped dead in church while at
tending the funeral of a friend. O'Don
nell was one of the wealthiest farmers
in this section.
TELLS OF GRIEVANCE
MITCHELL, CONTEMPT DEFENSE,
TELLS COURT OF FAMILY
THINKS SENTENCE IS UNJUST
Judge Explains Why Request for
Delay Was Not Heeded, Where
upon Defendant Denies Intention
to Be Unfair.
Washington, Feb. 10. John Mitch
ell's trial for contempt of court, in
which he was involved with Samuel
Gompers and Frank Morrison, officials
of the American Federation of Labor,
in connection with the Buck's Stove
and Range boycott case, took on a
dramatic touch at the hearing. Mitch
ell had seemed to be criticising Jus
tice Wright, before whom he is on
trial, and the justice had displayed
some impatience with his critic.
"Let me explain this," said Mitchell.
"I have much in my heart, which I
never have said, which has, perhaps,
no place in these proceedings. When
I was summoned to Washington to
appear before this court for judgment
I faced a long term in prison.
Day Before Christmas Eve.
"It was the day before Christmas
eve. I was living in New York. I
had not seen my family and children,
who were in Illinois, for two months.
I had bought and packed in my grip
toys and gifts for my children. I was
summoned to Washington to receive
my sentence. I asked that the deci
sion be postponed. It was not. I was
brought here and sentenced.
"I had merely done what I believed
was my right under the government
my father had sought to uphold. So
when I appeared and was sentenced
and discussed it afterward I could not
attempt to disguise and did not dis
guise my feelings at being sentenced
on the day before Christmas, and I
felt outraged that I did not receive
the same consideration that would
have been given to the worst offender
in the land."
Asked A. F. of L. Head to Act.
"Mr. Mitchell," interrupted Justice
Wright, "you have shown some bit
terness toward the court for the man
ner in which you were sentenced.
What reason have you for believing
that the court knew of jrour request
for a postponement?"
"I wrote to the presideit of the
American Federation of Labor and
asked it," replied Mr. Mitchell. "I
supposed that my request had been
conveyed to the court."
"No request was conveyed to the
court," replied the justice. "It came
as a demand. There was an atmos
phere of antagonism about it. It was
a demand from the vice-president of
the American Federation of Labor for
a postponement. I did not think he
had any more right to demand it than
any other man."
Mitchell Expresses Regret.
Attorney Alton B. Parker, for Mr.
Mitchell, suggested that there . had
been a mistake and asked who pre
sented the demand. Justice Wright
explained that a Washington lawyer
had approached him in chambers.
"I have been under the impression
that my request was conveyed to the
court and was denied. If I have been
wrong in that I would not do the court
an injustice and I regret that 1 have
made it appear so." said Mr. Mitchell.
HAWLEY ROMANCE IS BARED
Railway Magnate Wished to Leave
Million to Woman He Loved
No Will Found.
New York. Feb. 9. So far as his
closest friends know, Edwin Hawley
railroad owner, left no will. Accord
ing to information from Chatham, N.
Y., Mr. Hawley 's native town, there
is knowledge among his relatives of
a will drawn in 1903, in which his
partner. Frank H. Davis of New York,
was named as executor. To Mr. Haw
ley's friends he said no will had been
Mr. Hawley was a methodical man.
It is known in Chatham that he had
spoken of leaving $1.000.000 to each
of his near relatives and that to Mrs.
Lou Payn, Jr., and her two children
he would leave another million. Mrs.
Lou Payn, Jr., was Miss Florenco
Hayner. Mr. Hawley was in love
with her and wanted to make her his
wife. Said a friend of the family:
"There never was another woman
in his life. She was the 'one and only
one.' In his disappointment he threw
himself more deeply into business."
SPARKS FROM LIVE WIRES
St. Louis physicians received let
ters from the city health commission
er warning them of the dangers of an
epidemic of meningitis.
A dispatch from Vienna says Count
von Aehrenth&l, the foreign mlnisur,
is in such a serious condition that no
hope is entertained for his recovery.
The nude body of a middle aged
man with the head and arms cut off
was found frozen Into shore Ice near
the bank of the Great Kanawha river
near Gallipolis, 0.
State Auditor of Public Accounts
McCullough has filed suit for $5,000
against the Western Union Telegraph
company at Springfield, 111., becausa
a messenger hoy on a bicycle ran into
him, Injuring him.
Rev. O. E. Harvey, a veteran evan
gelist among the woodsmen of Minne
sota and Wisconsin, was found dead
in bed at his home at Fond du Lac, a
suburb of Duluth. He was dressed
and both feet were frozen.
Members of the Jersey City Busi
ness Men's association have pledged
themselves to boycott members of
the Hudson County Bar association
because that organization decided to
go to a New York hotel' to hold its
Chauncey Hammond, who in 1910
was acquitted of the charge of steal
ing a $17,000 pay roll from a Detroit
automobile concern, was convicted of
stealing an automobile. Ho will be
sentenced later. Hammond was ar
rested in Columbus, O.
Presideni Taft's meditations on fill
ing the present vacancy in the Su
preme court were momentarily dis
turbed by a communication from the
Woman Suffrage Association of the
District of Columbia suggesting that
a woman be appointed.
Shiloh, "the Holy Ghost and Us"
colony near Brunswick, Me., has not
yet capituiated to Rev Arthur Hersee,
who went from Vancouver to take
Rev. Frank W. Sandford's place as
leader. Hersee styles nimself "Boan
erges, the Son of Thunder."
Free marriage licenses are Offered
by County Clerk Singleton of Padu
cah, Ky., to all girls in "Jackson's
Purchase," who will make affidavit
upon application that they proposed
to their fiances. This offer stands, the
clerk says, until February 2S.
The meeting of the Interparliamen
tary Peace union at Brussels is re
garded at Rome as highly important,
owing to the decision of the Italian
group not to participate and to sever
connection with the union if the meet
ing insists on condemning the action
of Italy in the conflict with Turkey.
News was brought to Victoria, B. C,
by the Canada Maru of the arrival at
Yokohama of the Teyo Kisen Kaisha
steamer, Kiyo Maru, from South
America, without fuel. Chief Engineer
Yamashita committed suicide by jump
ing overboard. A note he left says
he did so to atone for his fault for
the fuel shortage.
Sixty-two miners entombed in the
Bunker Hill mine for 23 hours by a
cave-in in the mouth ot the shaft at
Suter Creek, Cal., were rescued, after
desperate work by miners from a
near-by mine. None of the men was
injured. Several were weak from lack
of food, but none will suffer any per
manent ill effects.
A cordon of policemen and detec
tives paced the streets surrounding
Bellevue hospital. New York, through
out the early morning hoars to guard
an expected attack on the institution
by gangsters, who, it Is said, were
planning to rescue from the prlscn
ward of the institution a man who
was shot in a street tight January 26.
DEATH FOR WIFE SLAYER
Alison MacFarland Is Sentenced to
Chair in Newark, N. J., for Giv
ing Poison to Woman.
Newark. N. J.. Feb. S. Allison Mac
Farland. found guilty of murdering his
wife. Evelyn, by giving her cyanide of
potassium, was sentenced by Chief
Justice Gummere to die in the electric
chair at Trenton in the week begin
ning March 17. MacFarland's counsel
says he will appeal.
New York. Feb. 9.
LIVE STOCK Steers 54 75 0 7 ST,
Hogs 6 50 6 75
Sheep 2 75 fc 4 25
FLOUR Winter Straights.. 4 00 4 25
WHEAT May 1 07 1 07
CORN -Export 72fc 73
OATS No. 2 CO 0! GO1
RYE No. 2 79 y) SO
BUTTER-Creamery 30 fi) 34
EGGS 30 (up 45
CHEESE 7 17&
CATTLE Prime Steers $7 50 (3 0 00
Fair Beeves 4 00, f 6 1
Fancy Yearlings 6 50 tfdSOO
Feeding Calves 4 45 5 10
H;avy Calves 4 25 8 25
HOGS Packers 6 16 6 25
Butcher Hogs G25 & Q 40
Pigs 4 50 d 25
BUTTER Creamery 2S j 34Vi
Dairy 23 $ 27
LIVE POULTRY 9&fl 14
EGGS 23 q 34Vi
POTATOES fper bu.) I 00 fr 1 OS
KLOUR-Sprlng Wheat. SpM 5 CO ß 5 SO
GRAIN Wheat. May 1 mm 1 04&
Corn, May GS G9H
Oats, May 52& 52?
GRAIN "Wheat, No. 1 Nor'n 51 11 0 1 13
May 1 02 & 1 02H
Corn. May CS & 6SH
Oats. Standard 51340 52
Rye 93 St
GRAIN-Wheat, No. 2 Hard $1 03Mrft 1 10tf
No. 2 Red 1 OOVfr 1 01
Corn. No. 2 White CT ö CS
Oats, No. 2 White 53V& 54
Rye 95 Ö K
CATTLE Native Steers $7 75 0 S 75
TexM Steers 5 00 7 00
HOGS Heavy C 30 0 S 4
Butchers 6 15 0s fi 4
SHEEP Natives 3 55 4 50
CATTLE Native Steers 5 25 C 75
Stockers and Feeders.... 3 50 6 2
Cows and Heifers 300 S3
HOGS Heavy Id
SHEEP Wether 3 TS 4