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Their Tenth Annual Dinner New York, February 4.—“J cherish the earnest hope that your gathering may emphasize the cordial relations that we know exists between Briton and Cana dian and American. ’ wrote King Georg* V of England In a message to the Pil grims of the Ohl ted States, read at, their tenth annual dinner in this city i tonight.. The king extended "greetings and best wishes for a delightful re-j union.” Other messages of good will read by I Joseph H. Choate, former ambassadoi j to Great Britain, the toastmaster, were] from Field Marshal Earl Roberts, Sir Thomas Upton, Captain (.'lenient Greato rex of tlie British cruiser Natal; Admi ral Lord Charles Peresford and Queen Alexandra's private secretary. Several, hundred citizens of England and this country joined in the banquet of fellow ship Henry E. Brittain represented Field Marshal Roberts, president of the Pilgrims of Great Britain. Diplomacy still will be employed, Mr. Choate declared, to ensure friendly rela tions between the two countries and arbi tration will be used successfully when differences cannot be settled through diplomacy. “We have a little difficulty just now," j he said, “but J do not look upon it as J half as serious as those that have arisen in the past a dozen times or more. There is nothing in it that cannot be settled by direct application of the doctrine of good faith and honest dealings with one another.’’ riie two men who made the Hay Pauncefote treaty, lie said, lived and died without suspecting that the language by which they agreed the ships of both na tions should use the Panama canal on equal terms was susce ptible of more than one interpretation; .both sides did their best write it in cleat* terms; now that there has been a disagreement, it will be adjusted by conferences. Both countries will keep the treaty “in the next hundred years by keeping faith with •aeh other,” Mr. Choate concluded. Mitchell Jnnes. counsellor of the Brit ish embassy at Washington, speaking for British Ambassador James Bryce, echoed Mr. Choate's sentiments. "If there were any treatment between the two countries which had been got by one of us by any sharp practice by one deceiving the other—if it were one sided—I would be the first to tear up the treaty,” he said. “I am certain our government has the same feeling I have that there was no intention of breaking the treaty.” Other speakers were Bishop Boyd Car penter, canon of Westminster; Sir Er nest K. Shackelton, the explorer, and President John H, Finley oC * be'"City’ college of New York. STATE COMPLETES ITS rntCUMSTANTIAL AGAINST BEACH Dued from page One) notes with a gold pencil. Once she joined heartily in the laughter that followed a subtle compliment offered her by the el der Dr. Wyman. Colonel Henderson had asked him how Mrs. Beac h looked when he saw* her just after she had been at tacked. “Not as well as she Is looking now,” re sponded Dr. Wyman. Witness bowed gal lantly to Mrs. Beach. Mr. Beach appeared in the court room fully an hour before the case was called. He was accompanied by Mrs. Beach, her sister, Mrs. James B. Taylor and Miss Marion Hollings. Mrs. Beach was be comingly attired in a brown suit and brown toque hat, heavily veiled. Beach and his wife sat at their lawyer's table behind a bulkwark of books, chatting gaily while the counsel was examining the witnesses in another case. Soon after their arrival, Mrs. Golvin Islln came in with Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Hollings and took seats just behind the Beaches. Back of the rail a score or more of women, only a few' of whom were members of the win ter colony, had pre-empted the best seats and strained eagerly for a glimpse of Beach and his wife. The case was called at 10:20 o’clock, the first juror chosen be ing H. P. Davis, a farmer. Foreman Chosen The court designated the first Jury man chosen to act as foreman. While the Indictment was being read Mrs. Beach kept her eyes Intently upon Prosecutor Gunter. Her face did not Change expression when he reached the words “Did assault with murderous in tent.” Mr. Beach rested his chin on his DO YOU FANCY SCOTCH for your bigli-ball or hot punch? It Is said to he the best and purest of the imported Whiskies, and we handle the finest brands of imported Liquors as well as domestic brands from the best distillers. We guarantee all our Wines and Liquors to be pure and full-flav ored, and. the best for ordinary family use and medical purposes. Following Scotch Whiskies always found here: Haig & Haig. King William V-O-P. Jno Dewar. Special. 22 years old. Old Sandy McDonald. 15 yeara old. Black and White Scotch. Drummond;s. Phone hand and gazed straight before him. He wgs not formally arraigned, thus being spared the humiliation, of stand ing in the prisoner’s dock. Prosecutor I Gunter opened his side by having the stenographer read the testimony of Miss Lallah Wyman, who is ill, taken yes terday, ' Miss Wyman was examined in the presence of Prosecutor Gunter and Col onel Henderson, counsel for the de fense. She testified that site was in her bed in the front room of her home, which is directly across the street from the scene of the* assault, when she heard two screams. , $he went to the open window and tried to locate the sound of the screams. Seeing no one, she re turned to bed, she said, and a few minutes ‘latter shev heard two other screams. This time she saw a man come down the street from the direction of the Beach home when she shouted to him to stop that noise "or she would cal) the police.” She said the man broke into a run. “You had better run and run fast,’1 was her parting injunction to the re treating figure, she testified. Miss Wy man cbuld not say whether the man was white or black. • She said the suit he wore was not real light or real black. After she returned to bed she said she heard a third series of screams from the direction of the Beach home. Dr. Hast ings Wyman, father of the girl, was the first witness- The doctor said that he was in his library reading when he heard two sets of screams' across the street, lie did not hear the third set of screams referred ro by his daugh ter. Wyman said that after he hoard the screams h«* and his son. Dr. Marion! Wyman, rushed o\er to the Beach homo and wore admitted by Beach to a room in which Mrs. Beach was lying on the sofa with blood streaming from her throat. Beach told him that his wife had been stabbed by a negro who at tacked her when she took her dogs out for exercise. On cross-examination Dr. Wyman said that the attitude of Beach and his wife toward each other could not be regarded as constrained. Dr. Marion Wyman testified that he heard three distinct sots of screams from the vicinity of the Beach home ahd then a knock on a door followed by the sound of r voice commanding ‘‘Let. me* iu, this is Reach.” Examined minutely on this point, the witness said that he asked Beach the next day about the knock on the door and that Beach had explained to him that after carrying his wife into the house he had secured his revolver and had gone outside again in search of the assailant. Corroborates Evidence When court reconvened Mrs. Marion Wyman corroborated her husband's tes timony as to hearing screams from the Beach lawn. Then she heard a door slide, and subdued screams. Immediate ly afterwards, she testified she heard a loud knock and a voice demanded "This is Beach, let rue in." Pearl Hampton, the negro servant who was employed at the home of J. W. Holmes adjoining the Beach cottage, at the time was the next witness. She testi fied that the Lyons were giving a dinner party that night and that the Beaches were not present. She started to leave the house shortly after 9 o’clock and was attacked by an unknown man near the fence separating the two houses. She was hit in the back of the head and knocked, down. Screaming she returned to the kitchen, reporting the occurrence to two other servants. She said they accom panied her away from the place by an other exit. On cross-examination the woman was unable to tell whether her assailant was a white man or a negro. She said he wore a dark gray suit or overcoat. Anna Bowman, a white servant, em ployed at the Lyons, testified that she beard screams and a few' minutes later Pearl came back crying and told of the HU lick. Pate O’Keai, white, cook at the Lyons, corroborated this testimony. Charles Woodbrklge, a valet, testified that ills wife, now in York, wras Mrs. Beach’s personal maid at the time. Frequently, he Bald, he called for his wife at the Beach home at 9:36 o’clock at night and left with her ten minutes later. He said she was summoned from their home to attend Mrs. Beach about 10 o'clock. Relates Insane Story The last witness of the day was Sheriff H. L#. Howard, chief of police of Aiken at the time. He told of being summoned to the Beach home about an hour after the assault was supposed to have oc curred. To him Beach related the same story that he told to others. He said he did not. see Mrs. Beach. An examina tion of the premises, he said, had dis closed evidences of a struggle on the ground in the side yard. There he found ear rings, combs and hair pins, after wards identified as belonging to Mrs. Beach, and a bloody fence picket which, be said, bad been torn off the fence sepa rating the Beach and Lyons premises. 'Beach told me,” said the witness, “that he heard his wife scream and rushed out of the front door in time to see her as sailant strike her. Beach said he al most tripped the man as lie fled by him out of the gate. After carrying his wife into the house he said he went upstairs, got his gun and went in pursuit of the assailant. Re turning from the chase after a short time he said, he knocked on the door ana said: 'This is Beach, let me in.” The witness suid that he discovered footprints of a man and a woman in the side yard. Mrs. Beach has claimed that the negro attacked her in front of the house and dragged her into the side yard. Exchange Between Counsel Sheriff Howard caused a sharp ex change between counsel when he testified that he ca l let! at the Beach residence a month after tho assault, but quit when he saw’ Colonel Henderson there. The defense then brought out the fact that the case against Beach was worked up by a detective named Baughn, who was employed by the town council. Prosecutor Gunter then established by the same witness the alleged fact that another detective named Post was put on the case by Beach before Baughn cams. A number of photographs of the Beach house were placed in evidence by the piosecutlon before adjournment was taken until 10 o'clock tomorrow. Mrs. Beach was the victim of a mys terious attack on the night of February 26. 1912. Said Assailant Was Negro She hras assaulted while on the lawn of the beach winter home here and sus tained a serious cut on the throat. Im mediately after the attack, Mrs. Reach asserted that her assailant was an un known negro. After an investigation by city authorities and detectives a war lant was issued for the arrest of Mr. Beach. He repeatedly has denied the charge.* Mr. Beach is represented by an array of legal talent, composed or both local and New York lawyers. The prosecution is being conducted by Solicitor R. L. Gunter. Thirty-six men. 1 mostly farmers compose the venire from I which the Jury is now being selected, j Because of the -prominence of the <le | i'er.dant and the mystery surrounding the I attack, introduction of testimony is be ! Ing awaited with eagerness. Eight wit nesses have been subpoenaed by the prosecution, while so far as is known, only three will be Introduced by tin* de fense. It is averred that Mrs. Beach I v ill reiterate the story of tin* attack implicating the unknown negro and cx t operate her husband SUFFRAGE LEADERS AT WHITE HOUSE Washington, February 4.—Throe women suffrage leaders successfully ran the gantlet of doorkeepers at the White House today, and confronted the Presi dent with their request for a guard of soldife, sailors and marines for their big parade here March 3. They asked for the granting of a half holiday to women employes in government departments. The President pledged himself to discuss the question with his cabinet. FOX FELLS OF POLICE GRAFT Gives More Testimony Re garding the Corrupt Conditions New York. February 4.—Eugene Fox, the self-confessed graft collecting police man who is expected to toll the extra ordinary grand jury a story of graft levied by the police in Harlem, mado a confes sion to the district attorney, supplemen tary to the one he made yesterday, in which he figures he handled I^G.000 in five years, most of which, he says, went .to certain superiors in the department. Ten per cent of his collections, Fox told the prosecutor, he retained for himself. The rest was divided between his cap tain and men who represented the inspec tor responsible for his precinct. Some of the money found its way to ‘downtown'’ police headquarters, according • to his story. Fox reiterated that Ire could produce witnesses to substantiate his story and the district attorney expects to have per sons mentioned by Fox as having knowl edge of graft taking, appear with the policeman before the grand jury next week in an effort to indict officers ac cused by Fox and others. REPUBLICANS FAIL IN EFFORT TO CONSIDER TAFT APPOINTMENTS (Continued from page One) found to predict that the caucus will com mit itself to a “no battleship” programme. TO TAKE UP CANAL TOLL AMENDMENT Amendment to Repeal Free Tolls Pro vision Considered Friday Washington, February 4.—The repeal of the Panama canal free tolls provision, proposed in an amendment by Senator' Root to the recently passed canal admin istration law, is to he taken up Friday at a meeting of the Senate committee on in ter oceanic canals. The call for the meet ing was issued today by Chairman Bran degee. Advocates of the free tolls provision for American coastwise ships are prepared to light the proposed amendment in the committee, and to prevent if possible its indorsement. Should the amendment be favorably reported to the Senate it Is be lieved it will be impossible to secure final action on it during the pending sessions. Taft Sends Message Washington, February 4.—In a special message to Congress today President Taft recommended legislation to compel exporters to prepare accurate and com plete lists for merchandise sent out of the United States. Washington, February 4.—President Taft today signed the bill incorporating the National Institute of Arts and Let tere. Washington, February 4.—Alaska’s re sources lie dormant because of lack of railroads to connect the inland water ways with the coast and because of in adequate coal land laws Secretary Fisher today told the House territories commit tee. “There’s been a dog in the inanger policy in Alaska since 1900,” he declared. Secretary Fisher asked for an appropria tion to Investigate the Alaskan railroad possibilities. Washington, February 4.—Former Sen ator Joseph W. Bailey’s farewell address to the Senate will not be printed as a public document. When Senator Martin proposed it today, Senator Smoot of Utah objected to having the speech reprinted at the expense of the government. Washington, February 4.— All hearings be lore the House commerce committee to day were cancelled because of congestion because of business In the House. In vestigations of the long and short haul provision of the Interstate commerce law ana uniform baling of cotton were among those planned. Washington February 4.—Federal seiz I ure of merchandise imported by trusts <1 under illegal contracts was provided for In the Norris bill which passed the Senate today. It already has passed the house and was recommended by Attor ney General Wickersham to give federal officials power to seize coffee held in storage at New York by the Brazilian coffee monopoly. Washington, February 4.—"Loan sharks" in the capitol credited with doing a mammoth business among government clerks received a blow today when Presi dent Taft signed the "loan shark" meas ure limiting their charges and also those of pawnbrokers to one per cent a month. Passage of Jhe bill had been fought for years in Congress. The money lenders appealed personally to the President to veto it. Washington, February 4.—Federal in corporations of the Mothers Day Interna tional association was proposed in a bill today by Senator Penrose. Mothers •lay" was founde by Anna Jarvis, a Philadelphia woman. Washington, February 4.—President Taft took a vigorous stand against lengthening rteamship piers in the Hud I son river at New York in a special com munication to Congress today . He ve toed the proposal that he appoint a United States engineer to the joint har bor line commission of New* York and New Jersey. Washington, February 4.—A committee of Washington's women workers appear ed today before the House committee contending the La Follette bill would Im pose a hardship. The delegation said the La Follette bill would impose an un due burden. Instead of Improving their condition. Many women delegates op posed the measure, on the ground that without time pay it would be almost im possible to make a living. PATROL STEAMER FOR ICE REGIONS London, February 4.—The British gov ernment has entered into negotiations with the principal north Atlantic steam ship lines with a view to equipping a ves sel with a powerful wireless installation to patrol the i* e regions and notify wire less stations on the American coast and I liners plying the Atlantic of the loca tion of Icebergs and of similar dangers. The cost of the service as Contemplated is to be shared by the government and tHe companies. Hauser Signs Contract St. Louis, February 4.—Shortstop Ar nold llauser. a National league club | "holdout,” today signed a 1913 contract. The only remaining regular who has not signed is Konetchy, who demands $7500 for playing first base this year. Optical Headquarters At .las. H. Tinder's. .His finely fin ished eve-Klasses are carefully ad justed to wearer. He is an expert, in frame adjustment. 306 N. Nineteenth street. _ Citizens Favor Bond Issue, But Want a High School . .'4^ t :' ; 1(KC f At ail enthusiastic meeting held in the Woodlawn city hall last night citizens of the eastern end of the city expressed themselves as favoring a bond issue for new schools, but maintaining that a pledge must be made to Woodlawn that a high school would be built in that section of the city. The meeting was largely made up of Woodlawn citizens. b\it representatives from the other eastern suburbs were present. W. 13. Perryman presided over the meeting and Mrs. J. C. Forney acted as secretary. Mr. Perrymaji called on Mrs. K. DuPont Thompson to present the needs of more adequate school facilities for Woodlawn and East Lake. Mrs. Thompson sa that while 1390 childen were in school there wax accommodation for only 1100. Bhe said that relief In some measure was necessary and recommended a' bond issue. 111’. R. F. Lovelady of the boaixl of revenue., who was present, spoke and said he favored a bond issue, but that unless a pledge was made that a high school would be built in the eastern end of the city he wouid not vote for the bond iss Horace Wilkerson and Mr. Cox followed Dr. Lovelady and indorsed his remarks. Ben Davis .spoke on the need for more schools and indorsed the words of the previous speakers. The acquisition of a site for the pro posed school was discussed, but action was deferred and the matter referred to a committee to report back at an early date. The chairman was authorized to appoint a committee of seven from Woodlawn, East Lake, East Birmingham, Gate City | and Avondale to meet soon and come to i some agreement on the school question. It was announced that another mass | meeting would be held soon, but the ex act date was not giveft. CRUMP SUSPENDED FROM POLICE FORCE Charge Against Officer Is Neglect of Duty in Connection With Window Smashing at Weil’s Policeman E. W. Crump was suspended from the police force yesterday, the charge against the officer being neglect of duty. Crump was working on First avenue In plain clothes early yesterday morning, j when a window was smashed In the store of Marcus Well, an overcoat and a hat being stolen. The theft occurred at 6:40 o’clock yesterday morning. Officer Crump ! stated last night that he had passed the j window at 6:!J7 and looked at the clock j In the Western Union Telegraph office. He stated that he walked to the Twen- ! tieth street corner, crossed the street and walked to the Chris restaurant where he used the telephone. When he came out a minute later the window had been smashed and the thief had disappeared. The high piles of wooden blocks for pav ing purposes on the sidewalks obstructed the view of the officer on the opposite side of the street. When the window was smashed a negro porter in the building ran to the street and saw the thief running away. He says that ho chased the man to Seven teenth street and Avenue A, but was un able to catch him. The occurrence yes terday was the fourth time the window of the Weil store has been smashed. Acting Chief of Police Martin Eagan stated yesterday that the robbery was caused by gross negligence on the part of Crump and that he was suspended for an Indefinite period. Crump has al ways been regarded as a very efficient officer. ASSEMBLY GUESTS OF STATE PRISON Nashville, Tenn., February 4.—For the first time in the history of the state, the members of the general assembly were tonight the guests of the Inmates of the state prison, who gave a minstrel show in their honor. The convicts are lobby ing for the enactment of a conditional pardon or parole law'. A quartette, composed of two highway robbers and two murderers, gave a num ber of vocal selections. An eight piece | orchestra furnished music and 23 negro prisoners were in the oast. M’LEAN OUTSKATES ALL OPPONENTS Boston. February 4.—Again tonight “Bobby’’ McLean of Chicago, outskated all opponents In the national indoor skat ing championship races here. McLean won the titles in the mile and half mile events and outdistanced the field in a one mile handicap race, in which he sorted at scratch. STORYOF FOOCHOW AND THE BOMB Foo Chow, China, February 4.—After the civil governor of Foo Chow escaped a bomb that killed 20 bystanders today, he rushed at his would be assailant and with the help of citizens arested the man. Set Date for Hines Case Jackson, Miss.. February 4.—The case of the state^of Mississippi vs. the Edward Hines Lumber company of Chicago* has been set for trial at Poplarvllle fo’* Thursday. The state alleges that the * lumber company, with subsidiary con- j earns, owns more than the $2,000,000 worth j of timber lands allowed one individual or concern, and asks a forfeiture of lands in excess of that sum. Knights of Columbus Ball About 160 couples attended the Knights of Columbus Marti! Gras ball last 1 night at their hall. The hall was decorated in the colors of the order. Miss Helen Armstrong and Miss May Agnes Hilleke presided over the punch bowl. Progressive euchre was played by the older people. Approve Direct Election Santa Fo. N. M., February 4.—liy i vote of 34 to ji the lower house of (he legislature totiuy adopted the ' resolution approving the proposed amendment to the federal constitution providing for the direct election of United Suites senators. Its adoption by the senate is conceded. — The trial of the suit filed by B. B. Comer against the Louisville and Nash ville railroad. E. A. Bickert and B. M. Starks, on trial in the first division of the city court, Judge C. C. Nesmith, will probably be concluded this morning. The plaintiff claims $15,000 damages for an alleged libel published in The Age-Herald and the Birmingham Ledger in April. 1904, ^ when he was a candidate for rail road commissioner. The article in ques tion was an affidavit made by Bickert which was used as a campaign docu ment. The pleadings were concluded yesterday morning und the case went on trial w-ith the examination of Ross C. Smith, former business manager of The Age-Herakl. as the first witness. James J. Smith, *puo lisher of the Ledger, was also put on the stand. Mr. Comer was the next wit ness. He made a denial of the general statement of the affidavit which was pub lished. The plaintiff is represented by C&pt. Frank S. White & Sons and Cabaniss <£ Weakley. Tillman, Bradley & Morrow' are counsel for the defendant. BOMBARDMENTS OF ADRIANOPLE FORTS CONTINUE TERRIFIC _ i (Continued From Page One) the Ottoman officers, which must tend to undermine tlie efficiency of the army. British and German warships passed through the Dardanelles yesterday for the protection of the foreign residents of Constantinople and a fleet of war vessels belonging to other powers is anchored in Bezika bay, other wise ready for any emergency. Forty new' Servian 7-inch guns are bom barding Adrianople, says a dispatch to the Daily Mail from Belgrade. Fugitives from that town say there still are com paratively large quantities of food in Adrianople and few' medical necessaries. A Bulgarian aeroplane yesterday dropped proclamations into Adrianople inviting the surrender of the town. The Constantinople correspondent of the Times saya all attempts to raise a foreign loan have failed. A Vienna dispatch to the Times says it is stated in competent Balkan diplo matic quarters there that a new Serbo Bulgarian agreement has been concluded under which Monastir will fall to Servia as compensation for the help afforded Bulgaria. Vienna, February 4.—The Neue Freie Presses Constantinople correspondent says that the Turkish cabinet has agreed In principle to the cession of Adrianople on the Bulgarian conditions, but wishes to await the issue of hostilities. The Neue Frie Presse is regarded as the channel of Young Turkish communi cations. STEWART EDWARD WHITE INJURED Panta Barbara, Cal., February 4.— Stewart Edward White, the author and explorer, broke a leg while sliding for the home plate in a ball game here to day. Among the players in the game was Winston Churchill, recently progres sive candidate for governor . of New Hampshire. SUFFRAGISTS MADE CABINET SNEEZE Taondon, February 5.—The Fxpres* says that the whole cabinet was set sneezing yesterday by the simultaneous receipt by each minister at the house of commons of suffragette leaders containing red pepper. To Cut Passenger Rates London, February 4.—The Austro-Amer ican Shipping company, says a Vienna dispatch to the Times, announces that it has decided not to cut the passenger rates between Trieste and Canada, In order not to artificially stimulate emi gration to the dominion. Deaths and Funerals — Houston Jones Whist nan t Houston Jones Whlslnant, 9-monttis old child of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Whist nant. died at a local infirmary yester day afternoon at 2 o’clock. The funeral services will take place this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence, 187 North Fifty-first street, with interment in Woodlawn cemetery. Joseph W. Openshaw The hody of Joseph W. Openshaw, aged 14 years, who died in lJttleton Col., Jan uary 31, arrived In Birmingham yester day morning. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the chapel of Warner-Smiley, with inter ment In Woodlawn cemetery. Mr. Open shaw Is survived by a mother, Mrs. A. Openshaw and three brothers. George J. and Ted of Birmingham and John Open shaw of Washington. He has two sisters, Mrs. T* W. Johns of Birmingham and Mrs. Grace Beggs. Funeral services will he conducted by the Rev. M. S. Bon welk Mrs. W. P. Pankey Huntsville, February 4. < Special.)— The hody of Mrs. W. P. Pankey, Sr., formerly of Huntsville, was brought to this city today from Waco. Tex., where she died Sunday and Interred In Maple Hill cemetery with services at the grave by Rev. Cary Gamble. Mrs. Panke.v was the molher of Will Pan key, who was formerly engaged in the printing business here. Edward Leper Gadsden, February 4.—(Special.)— Edward Leper, 64 years old, died to day of apoplexy at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. Ti Gibson, 1137 For est avenue. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning, burial being at Forest cemetery. Mrs. Nora E. Baker Anniston, February 4.—(Special.)— Mrs. Nora E. Baker, who died at a local infirmary Monday, was laid at rest In Edgemont cemetery Tuesday afternoon after funeral services at her lato residence, 1538 Walnut. She is survived by her husband, A. L. Bil ker, and a daughter. Mrs. T. W. Freeman Centre, February 4.— (Special.)— News reached here last night of the sudden death at her home, eight or nine miles south of Centre, of Mrs. Carrie Steele Freeman, wife of Thad deus \V. Freeman, a leading citizen of the county. Death came without warn ing; while talking with the family sh* suddenly fell from her chair and ceased to breathe. L1QE LOT. Undertaker. Phones TfiSi •HAW, the UnSertmker. Phonee $. JOHNS' Undertaking Co. Pboaeo Ml ' LLOYD-GE GEAND CHURCI L RESIGN Reasons Given for With drawal From Reform Club tendon. Februarj* 4‘—-The chancellor of the exchequer. David Idoyd-Oeorge. and the first lord of the admiralty, Winston Spencer Churchill, resigned from the Re form club, according to the Express, be cause.the club blackballed Baron Maurice Arnold De Forest, whose candidacy was seconded by Mr. Churchill. The Express adds that Sir Edward Grey and bewis Harcourt also threaten to resign unless a general meeting of the members is called to rescind this ac tion. Baron De Forest is a hereditary baron of the Austrian empire and authorized to use his title in the United Kingdom by royal authority. In 1909 he offered a prize of $110,000 to the first British aviator to cross the English channel in a British built aeroplane. CANNOT EXACT THE EXTRA WORD CHARGE Order in Favor of Postal Company Made by New York Service Commission | Albany, February 4.—(Special.)—In re-1 | lation to the order of the up-state serv-j I ice commission prohibiting the Western j Union Telegraph company from 2 cents a word for the “via" and'the name of the place necessarily added Avhen messages are to be transferred to the Western Union for transmission to destinations not reached by the Postal lines, the Western Union company is required to advise the commission by February 15 whether or not it will obey. The Postal company now ^receives mes sages at competitive points for points at which it has no office, but. at which the Western Union has offices. The Postal transmits the message to its own office that is nearest to the point of delivery, and at such office transfers the message to the Western Union and pays for the transmission from there to point of ad dress, the Western Union charging the regular rate between the point at which I it receives the message and the point at which it is delivered. In addition to this regular charge the Western Union charges for the- words referred to. On November 8, 1911, the commission made an order directing the Western Union to desist from charging the Postal for the originating address and date upon transferred telegrams in all cases where no charge is made for the orig inating address and dates upon telegrams delivered to the Western Union company originating at the point of transmission. In the eases now decided and also that decided in . November, 1911, the commis sion held that the charge exacted was unjust and discriminatory. In the pro ceeding of 1911, the Western Union claimed that tho additional charges was not for the name of the originating point of the message and the originating date of the message, but was for the word? added at the point of transfer to indi cate that point. While the hearing was going on. ^the Western Union changed Its position and claimed the words charged for were the original point and date. The decision in the first case was against the Western Union, but after the decision the company made a new rule, under which it now charges for the words added at the point of transfer and cuts down the number of words from four or five to three. In the hearings of the second complaint now passed upon, the Postal asserted that the changing of rules was merely to obey the decision of the commission and this contention was supported by the fact that through out the rest of the United States a new rule was promulgated about the same time by the Western Union that the three extra words charged for should be the place and state of the origin of the message and the word "via." It was shown that the Postal company makes no charge for extra words on trans ferred messages, that the Great North western Telegraph company makes no such charge and that by reason of the discrimination against it by the Western Union it had been obliged to discontinue transmitting messages part way because the extra charge of the Western Union amounted to more than was received for the message. The decision of the commission just made forbids the imposition of charge for any words attendant upon a transfer of messages from dne company to the other and Is a victory for the Postal company. The order is effective on March 1. Edwards-Sorrell TV. it Sorrell and Miss Lucia Ma? Edwards were married quietly yesterday at the home of the bride by the Rev. E. C. McVoy. They wil be at home to their friends at 1307 Cullom street. As a wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Sorrell nill attend the Inauguration at Wash ington. * BEULAH CREVASSE EIGHT HUNDRED FEET IN WIDTH i ; River Rising Rapidly and the Water Is Pouring Through Crum bling Breach Memphis, February 4.—The crevasse In the Mississippi £iver levee at Beulah, Miss., is now 3800 feet In width and, with, the river rising rapidly in the section, water is pouring through the opening lit great volume, according to tonight’s dis patches. Further caving, however, is not anticipated, the ends of the gap being composed of tough “buckshot” earth. The stretch of levee which collapsed was largely of a sandy loam. It is now esti mated that aproximately 1000 square miles of farming lands will lie flooded. At the solicitation of the Mississippi delegation in Congress, who were appealed by Governor Brewer of that, state. Secretary of War Stimson today author ized the shipment of all tents at the dis posal of the Mississippi National Guard to the overflowed section, where refugees are reported to be in a sorry plight be cause of lack of shelter. Weather condi tions are the most severe of the winter and representation was made that un less prompt action was taken, much suf fering would result. The greater number of those driven from their homes are negroes. At all other points the levees are hold-* ing. At Memphis the unofficial reading of the gauge tonight showed a fall ofl one-tenth in the river here today. MANY CONVICTIONS IN LIQUOR CASES Jackson, Ky. February 4.—More than 100 convictions most of them for liquor law violation cases, wrere obtained In the Breathitt county circuit court today, thus surpassing all records for any cir cuit court in Kentucky. In one of the cases, that of a woman accused of assisting her husband In the robbery of a store, the defendant came into court with four children ranging in age from 1 to o years. She pleaded guilty, but the judge sent both she and her husband home, with instructions tt> m<nd the children, pending action on their cases by the grand jury. FILE LIABILITIES OF BANKRUPT CO. Jackson, Miss., February 4.—The sched ule of assets and liabilities of the Na tional Warehouse company of this city, recently placed in bankruptcy, has been filed with the clerk of the federal court and referred to the receivers. It shows liabilities of $158,097.86, with assets of $252,559.91. The principal asset* are the 56 warehouses listed at their book value, but which creditors claim will not bring .TO per cent of that amount. Leaves Fortune to Partner New York, February 4.—With the filing tcday of the will of George W. Crossmau o£ the c-offeo importing firm of C'rossman & Sleleken, it became known that the two partners several years ago had en tered Into an agreement by which each should hequeath tl.MO.OOO to the other. The fact of the agreement was mention ed In a codicil to the will, which, a second codicil says, a new agreement supplanted. By this will, however, Mr. Crossman left $1,Mo,000 to Herman Siele ken, his business partner and nearly Si,000,000 more to relatives and friend*. Hamilton Is Hurt Petersburg, Va., February- 4.—Alexan der Hamilton, vice president and chief counsel of the Atlantic Coast Lino rail way, suffered a fractured collar bone In a runaway accident here late today while driving with his daughter. Mr. Hamil ton was thrown from his carriage. Miss Hamilton also was slightly Injured. They were removed to their home here after the accident. Trembled for Enemy From Tit-Bits. A detachment of soldiers was about tf* attack- the enemy, who awaited then* draw'll up in battle order. A seasoned old sergeant noticed a young soldier fresh from home visibly |fTected by the nearness of the coming light. His face was pale, his teeth chattering and his knees tried to knock each other out. It was sheer nervousness, but the ser geant thought it was downright funk. •■Tompkins," he whispered, “it Is trem bling ye are for your own dirty skin?” "No, no, sergeant." said Tompkins, making a brave attempt to still his shak ing limbs. "T’m trembling for the enemy. They don’t know Tompkins Is here.” Willie Knew From Life. Sunday -School Teacher—And what should we do alter breaking a com mandment. Willie?" Willie—Muzzle de papers and hire a good lawyer. 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