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hi Z^rr^v^v^vt, WHOLE NUMBER, 19,242._RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 191 a._n, ??th? T..d?y-R?.n.. PRICE. FIVE C ENTS.
Virginians Rush to Buy
Nontaxable Bonds by
Money Drawn From Banks and
Put in Stocks and Bonds? In?
equality of Laws Causes Rush
to Evade Assessments.
Demand for Reform
a ise of tri? realisation that prop?
erty of ali kind* In Virginia must here?
after be awiU'd tor taxa'tori accord?
ing to law. there has been a tremendous
rush during tue pact week* and month*
to Invest fund* in nontaxable *e<.un?
tie*. The assessment for 1913 will be
made aa of date February 1. and dur?
ing the past few days the demand for
property that cannot be taxed has been
especially actlre.
While this trading has been quiet, i
the volume is something almost un?
believable. A broker of this city said
yesterday that he would place ? he fig-(
ure invested in Richmond during the
last eixty days for the purpose of evad?
ing taxse at more than 110 ooo.ono Of|
eowree, any sum is necessarily a mere i
Put Money In Bonds.
Holders of fiduciary fund* are with- !
drawing the money from banks and
are selling taxable stacks and bonds and
relnveeting In I nitod States bonds,
\irginla bonds and stocks like those
of c-ertaln trunk line railways, non
taxable in Virgii.i.t. Citizen* of thii
. ity have put large sum* In Richmond
bonds, which are taxable, while held
here, by the State only.
I*rge amounts have t>een withdrawn
from savings banks and from balances
en Hand deposit or even subject to
check. The latter, being money in
use. will naturally find it* way ba k
Into the regular channels within a
very ehort time, for after February 1
msnv of these securities will be back
on the rnarget.
No more significant indication of,
?he situation could be found than in
the prices of Virginia century bonds
All last year they hjng about M?4 . gj
et1? . and ss high as 84'4 . while on
Friday last there were sales on the
Richmond exchange at ss?, Riddle
berger bonds brought 87. Such an ad?
vance in le?s than a month could mean
only heightened demand Not many
sales have been repotted on the local
stock market, since most purchasing
of 'h'* kind has been done quietly.
I.o< brokers assert that more United
fitat's government bonds are now held
in Richmond than at any time m the
history of the country, and that many
have come here sir.' e January I. Con?
ditions are believed to be similar
throughout the f.?..
\tlll Knforre Tax U?.
Vafe Auditor C l-ce Moore has
announced tha* all property in t r> *>
State must be gi\rn in this year for
taxation at its r.?'r merket value, in
ac srdanco with the' orMtiterUOix. Every
taxpayer mwet personally subscribe to
the osth this time Ttic pOOSjet hare
become I hie oagjhlj familiar .w.n the
derails of the tax i:?ws during the past
few months and ere DO longer ignorant
of the requirement- Investigations
will be held in c-.-^ry DOUBly an?l City
in the State ?).:- ? at I v grand juries,
and Iwltlllaiantl not agjy f..r false re?
ports, but also far perjury, will lie
against those who fail to list all they
possess C"ti.n isssioners of the revenue
who do not see tbaj. the ? .ti/'n takes
the oa'h will be fln?d and tho?e cerr.
rt.issioners who do not esttetxe the law
will be removed from SCfsoO
The Cietirral A?eemblv ha? persistent -
lT refused fratS -.car to year to deal
with the .io<-', i*' tax laws af the State.
Tt is bettevesl that :he oniy ren.edy
t* to enfori a thern. aid tbe.i rhe law?
makers vtill be con.i>< lied by the folks
back borne to see that such changes are
trade as eq.iaii the burdens of taxa?
tion as far ?:* BSxeMs.
stirred b> Inrome Return...
The work <-f aajbUcity with, rafaras
in view -s as E .n by The Times. Ins- ]
patch last aurumn. when it. published |
tbe con.plete income tax returns frees ,
every county and <itv in th? State
A dozen counties failed to return a
single cltir/en ?hose inrome is in ex-,
? ess of I? fn the year. Sworn returns,
showed the earnings of very rich men.
to be almost m-thing. according to
their own statement* In ?-th?r cases ?
men of modern mean* p.iid taxe* on ;
every dollar they owned Nothing ever
|,reeen*ed to ttie people of the State
has eo graph'- all v slow n Useevil*?( t he
lach of a tax system iri Virginia as via*
shown in The Times-Pispat. h
The -a bot? Sta'e was a.n-:*ed aid
the agitation grew when Auditor Moore
infor<-cd the law requiring grand ? :re?
invest iget ions of the return*. As a
result, manv citizens have ...rre- ted
their income and other assessment*
In some place* t h? invrs'tgat ions have
rtol been concluded (irand huties
in many pla?-e* wer? lenient, thinking
thet the public was not fully informed
Us- February It will be fully in?
formed this : esr
Monev |v IMwrted.
t.nfof emen' "f -Ii? is .,,
be most disastrous People having
nioney in saving* banks, drawing 3 '
per cent interest and paying l?4 per ;
cent In taie* In Re hinond. N'ate and!
cfty. are unwilling to give up most of
their earnings Consequently, <heV ?r,
s*ayang i nue.i N'..t<-? Btaas . .- ?od
county bonds and certain non-taxable'
c.?li? TaSJ money is taten from fh<
bafcs*K-ee avalUM. in bank* r..r loans
used in tbe nrdtnsrv course .,f bush .
s ich a* tn.-ving crop* handling whole
*hV* pur: ha*c? and *ale* asjd. building
< l>erHMons Sortie .,f tt will go beck
after Fehruarv I. some a ? 11 never
hack Holder* ??? ? t,. t. nging
to widows end orphans ,-e the money
in ibis ?iv. feeling it but tust to their
? Isents to ea'n 3 r>e- ccn- .-leer, ret her
than leaving only !'? per . env m
on the niori?
Beeide? tT re the t.con.e excre,],
sMgetfca year from ail .'??'. - i ? ?
earning* and Ip'Tr^t 1 he egcesa Is
subie*t to e fttrther Sta'e i?, ?f , pgg
rent, almost Wiping mil the yield
Ye* fnrms In most part* of the sia'e
are eea*?*'d at fron? J to is p?r cent of
their real value.
It as now believed thai the i?
tore can ao toeurer Seeej tag reform
whsrh has been ref<i*ed amsxssjsjsj every
besJy wax afread that he weaM t.,
pay more hinseif It kj felt tha* if the
tax burdens mere equa iz-d the averagr
snea will pay less, since the rate would
bo lowered
Tillman Sees South Caro?
lina Sunk in Slough
of Despond.
Replies to Resolution Passed by
Lower Branch of Assembly,
Saying Its "Hit Dog That
Howls," and That Accounts
for Protests From Rail?
road Attorneys.
Spa ial to The Timei-Dispatch )
Washington. January 15---Declaring
thai "It is the hit dog that howls."
and that some of th? rocks he threw
had hit certain railroad lawyers in
?he OenorsJ Assembly of South Caro?
lina and started them to yelping. Sen
a'or Till agon to day issued another
in'eresting statement regarding mat
; ters in the Legislature, in which he
says :
"I hare read with much interest
in yesterday's South Carolina papers
the Hembert resolution offered in the
House and passed by; it. calling on rne
to produce the evidence In support of
I the charges of corruption in this leg?
islative body. I have also seen state.
' merits in t|ie papers of what this and
' that Senator and member had to say
j about the matter. Some claim 1 have
insulted' the Legislature and object
I to the publication of my reply to
blease in the Journal.
Amuse Him Yery Mm h.
"All of these thing? have amused
me very much, because I remember
having used an expression long ago
which is applicable to this case: 'It is
the hit dog that howls ' I threw the
rock in the discharge of my duty, as
I thought, and behold the railroad
attorneys in the General Assembly be?
gan howling at once. Why' They
must be hit. that is. they must feel
'under suspi'ion' and are howling to
attract attention to their patriotism
and superior virt ue. Their indignation
is pathetic."
Now let us see what I have done.
In the letter to Mr. Bailey, written last
August, just before the primaty, and
in the answer to Blease. I spoke in
general terms about the General As?
sembly and the way U has been in- '
tluen? sod by the railroad attorneys
inside of It and outside of it. My :
warning to this General Assembly it
? ertatnly pmlgsMt, because 1 wanted
to put it on notice that the people are
looking and watching, and expect
them to do better than tbeir prede?
cessor. No member of the House, as
I can see has any right to complain
A. all, except a few old un?, and there
are not many of thof-e. The hold-over'
Senators in the Legislature are the
only men who can be legitimately
aggrieved, and they ought to beware
of trying to defend their predecessors
unle-s they are able to prove that .
their predecessors in their votes have
not been influenced by Sen Abney and
other railioad lawyers.
' This is not the first time I have
criticized the Legislature about rail?
road matters not is it the flrs* time
thi.'. State Senators have criticized me
for my Utterances. It is not the first
lint that Senator Tiltann has 'insulted'
the Legislator, nor a ill it be the last,
if it keeps on doing as ;t has. The peo?
ple of South Carolina will retire any
n an 'hey have r-t lected for offne when
they const to believe that he is corrupt
or corruptible. At least, that is my j
Now Doubts His Boast.
"I have boasted in my Ie< tuies in fhei
North that there is not enough money!
in Wall Street to buy South Carolina. |
arid I believed it to be true. 1 still be-1
iieve if to be true, but public morals in
t he state have rapidly grown bad in the:
last ten years, and I am coming to
doubt whether my boast could now he
made and sustained. We will se?- the
temper of the fjeri<>ial Assembly by its
action in purifying and protecting the
primary I? has the opportunity to lift
the State out of the slough of despond
and disgrace in which it not wallows.
Will it do ir -
"L'ntil the Senate passe? the rrsolu-.
tion. I will not answer it officially, and
will bot have nore to say untii I hear
further from Columbia."
P. H. McO. I
Hammerstein Says He Will OSssj (.rand
Opera In New York.
'Special to the Timcr-Dispatch.)
New York. January H.?"If the
Metropolitan Opt:a directors do not re
consider their refusal to pcrmi' nie ?,,
give grand opera in Knglish. there is
still a way by whit h I < an and will give
it in New York openly and frankly."
Thi* statement came with emphasis
from tie. at Ilamnierstein to-day when
h. was asked about the report that he
had already secured a suitable theatre
and was going ahead with his plans'
despite the directors' refusal.
He rle. lined to explain the way" but
insisted that there was one.
"Information has come to me from
?wl sources that the directors were
reconsidering th?ir decision in th?
meantime I am not lying idle. My rf_
forts are for I he giving of grand opera
m x* season, but I want to do it \,y an
amicable ariangement vith the Metro
poiitan So far a* securing a home for
l< Hi New York, that will he the caste*;
spart of the work, as t have the scenery
and co?tumes foi ncarlv- all the operas "
But none of the Metropolitan di?
rectors v ould sta'e anything about the
matter except thst their action was
SwffrsgrMc* Ma> Resume Milium
Method* If Defeated.
Ijnndon. January 31. ? stuff raget tes
are rallying their forces In 1/ondon for
evt titualttiee Numerous recruits of
the Women's Social and Political
I'n-on have arrived here from Scot
land and the provinces with in the last
twent> four hour* for sp?- M duty. ?
This i" in*' r pre ted as a threat that
militancy will be loosed lr. an tine*
pr* ted .form If. a*> now seems terrain,
the phi ft raget i es Snd Monday next that
they have been foiled.
The w omen s Sot ul ?nd I'iditw al
I'nion refuses to entttialn ant tug
gOOIIuii of a separate bill for the rs
!ren< hiecmcnt "f women General
Mrs. Drummond declared to-dsy thst
the women would only find theno
selves tricked again in the <**es of a sew
hill Knfranchisemept must h- m
rlt.ded in the nrceent bill or war ?111 be
resumed, she added.
Court Orders Aged Gen?
eral Sickles Taken
Into Custody.
Warrant Now in Hands of
Sheriff, and Famous Warrior
Will Go to Ludlow Street
Jail Unless Help Comes
Quickly?Wife Not
Likely to Aid Him.
New York, January M -Oeneral
Darnel K. Sickles sat amid the war
relics in his Fifth Avenue home to?
night. cxpe< ung momentary arrest in
a suit brought by tb<- State to re o vor
$2Z 476 for which he has failed to account,
1 it is charged, as chairman of the
New York Monuments < omn.sisiun
Within his < all were h.s son. Stunt on.
and an aged negro retainer. Save for
then, he wa? alone.
The order for the veteran's arrest,
issued this afternoon by Supierne
Court Justice Itudd at Aibany. and a
copy of the complaint were placed in
Srierif! llarburger * hands this evening
by Deputy Attorney Oeneral Francis
Kennedy, who brought then: here
, Mr. Kennedy announced his intention
of asking for immediate service. After
a talk with Mr. Kennedy, however
Sheriff Harburger said he would g.-.-e
' the documents to his lawyer to de
; termine whether they are legally drawn
i This, he thought, would give the
general respite from arrest until Mon
; day. The order cannot be legal!"
served on Sunday.
I'nlees Oeneral Sickles 19 prepared toI
'.-i.:sh at once a $10.000 bond, Sheriff'
llarburger said he would have to go
to the I.udlow Street Jail until the
bond is forthcoming. There was no
inkling tonight as to who. if any one,
would come to the veteran's aid.
All Turned Away.
Oeneral Sickles' aged negro met a!l
comers at the door and turned them
a^vay. For the first time in weeks the
shades at ail the windows of the house;
were raised, and in ra'h window there
was plated an Ari.eri. an flag
Someone who thought, the general
would refuse admittance to the pro?
cess servers asked Sheriff Harrutrger
what he would do in case he found the
door locked against him.
T shall not break it down?of that
you may be sure," the sheriff replied.
"I shall have tt) station my deputies
around the house and besiege it. We
have no right under t he law to enter the
premises by force. We will have to
waif till the general comes out or sur?
Mrs. Sickles, reported to have'gon?
down to Long island, had not heard
of the State suit and the imminence
of arrest before she departed. She
had only heard that the Bowery Savings
Hank wat preparing to foreclose its
mortgage on the general s home.
"1 am very sorry the general is to '
lose his home," she said. 1 but really
T think 1 have done enough. 1 cannot
beggar myself. So far as he personally
is concerned, he cannot suffer. Me has
his pension and an apartment will be
well within hie means.
' Only* two days ago I called on him
and we had a long talk. We are good
friends but as he is very old he wBI not
permit any "Tie to sugges* -o him wha"
he should do. It is his stubbornness
that makes him keep Miss W ilmerdtng
in the house and exclude me. I have
said I will not return here unless Miss
Wiln.erding leaves ' a' wbi? Ii he gets
very angry and declares tha* he will be
master in his own house."
Count Orders Arrest.
Albany. N. Y. January Mj. ? I'pon
application of the stH(P authorities, the
State Supreme Court to-day issued an
order f.>r the arres; gf GejbUSj Iiar.fel
f.. Sickles, of New Ye* h, who. as
ch-iumaii of the New York Battle,
field Monuments Commission, is al?
leged t-. have r.?11i to a- . ount for $J3,
?67 of the cm mission - funds
l nder the erster,Oeneral Sickles will
be leouired to give ball, equal to th?
amount of the alleged shortage, with
the understanding that the t.ond will
SO forfaited to the S'ate if judgment
is rendered in the State's favor
I The total amount of the alleged
shortage was g> 4;? but SO I >e. en:ber
\$t\ nest, Statiton Si. kles. a son of the
jgencial. paid t he State tS nnn and prom?
ised to make good the balance as soon
: as c ertam property m Spain, owned
j by Mrs. Sickles, c-otild be sold
The State's complaint points out
: that Irnni MM to Mg, inclusive, the
Legislature appropriated PMLM for
? use of the commission It is charge,)
that of this amount ?44* ?41 was t.jrne.l
I over to Cteneral Sickles, and that his
I vouchers showed a balance unaccount?
ed for of *rv74*
I ved I und- Personally.
The complaint alleged that this was
? onve'ted by Oeneral Sickle* 1 |sj his
.own personal use (>n or about July.
I let;.'' ha' h- State sjseJsMSel have made
repeated demands for the return of
this money, and that on l)e?ml>tr 11.
I?12. SVnnO "f the alleged shortage in th.
form of a eefOMs*] <abet k signed hy
Caroline O MeMef, wife of Oeneral
Sickles, was received by the Attorney
Oeneral. Sin-ethat 11 me there has Urn
no further peymen* Demand is
made that f Jencral MaMeY be compelled
to restore the amount due with interest
! from tuly l?l-'. f.goher with costs
and disbursements of the act ion
The Ba'tlefleld Monumen's Commis?
sion was < reated by the l,egi?|nti;rr ,,f
IS?. Oeneral Sickles was made chair?
man and held : h< position until I>e
cember 9 f'2 when he w a- replace,) I -t
. Colonel I?ewi? Ft Stegman. ??f Brooklyn
After t be alleged shortage was die
I covered. Att??rney-<?eneral ?'armndy
k rvel r>'tti'< on all members of the
...ritt.,- ? they would tu- held
liable f.,t the missing funds
The Attotne\ Oeneral ?eid today
that Oeneral Sickles will b* held
reaponsible and the State will not
took tt, the other members of I he
commission for reetitution
Meddle 0? long fttaedlag.
New York. Januery 31 - Finan. ial
affair, of ?letterel Sfkles have been
I In " muddle f.,r .t.? h. His Kif'h
< 'onl inued on Fourth Page 1
M*?ni I.R4M < 4R>I??L
n. . IMmIl M.s.i. as* PeaaarsU
Vary eeeae rates sod tscimah rilimsi
aeeoairood*'ton. ms sol Tlir.KI RAH
STAY fall or phoee < 117 TV*et itftVe m
K Mais s? RKhraosd. ve. "
Mure Than Million Acres in
Mississippi Now Are
Under Water.
At Point of Gun, They Are
Driven Back to Work on
''Special to The Times-Dispatch.>
Vieksburg, Miss , January ZZ.?Turn- '
ing a ras*. volume of ?tar upon the
hear' of the Mississippi Delta County,
the Mississippi liiver levee at. Bculah,
Miss . broke this rnorninir. Rumors
of life loss to-night are unconfirmed,
but it is doubtful if there have been any
tragedies, as the height of the river
was nor sufficient to cover the count ry
as rapidly as it was inundated In the
flood of las: spring.
By Sunday morning, the engineer- ,
say. close to 1.unworn acres wiil be under
six feet of water. The < revasse even?
tually will Mood part-., or the whole, of'
fign* (ounfies. and the water may
; come almost to \'icksburg.
The crevasr-e spells ruin to hundreds 1
of once prosperous planters. Today
was the time predicted for the comple?
tion of the new levee.
C?itttS Hee VTildlv.
The break came this morning at fi to
o'clock More than MM State eones; te,
oosapos*n*t the Say shift an the nen
levee, had just cosed raw the work a
few minutes before. Nearly ail were
m.en familiar with l?-vee conditions, anil
they soonfted ilaimn *t on. e. \\ hep the
ft i st slipping of earth gave way to the
roar that always accompanies a
crevasse, the men broke and fled wildly
r acing loaded guns, many ran liuml.'c l
of yards, in some instances dragging
their heavy iron balls and < hams af'er
them S. ore? of shot* were fired in the
air. and butt ende of shotguns arid rifles
are said to have been used freely up"n
the prisoners heads Vui? k h- tion pre?
vented the mutiny from becoming more
serious Most of the guards, accom?
panied by a few citizens, hurriedlv
called to the none, divided int ? two
parties and took posts beyond the
break, thus hemming the terrified men
between their rifles and the cravassc
Threaten To Kill.
Ilead lines were established and the
men sere given to understand that no
t. age -hots would l>e fired into the air.
t he simation t>eing considered so
critical that the sticht eel further show
of rebellion would mean instant death
;.. ?!? tr.-ti ?h" made t he break To
night numerous citizens are remforing
the regular C'lards. and 311 rifle? are
a.ai.able ?,. keep the big body of ton
vict? at their laltor.
s...:? ;., ti?. the end* of the > re
agsjese and prevent its further aaaSjfaJ
are prm ecdwg rapidly Colonel Town
send prr*ident of the Mississippi
Ri\er commission, is hurrying '?? the
scene to i onfrr with Manu Wood
ruff the army officer in < barge of thi*
ievee district The break was three!
feet wide a' J o'< lock lo-nigth.
Sew* of the crevasse was telephone i
i ?n'tnued on Fourth.Page
Slain in Battle
With Igorrottes
Mperlal to The Ttfaes-Plspateh.
Msnlls. Junusri TV The captain
?f a tran*port seads a report
nlrele** that ?><otii f satstn Mr.
Nail-.. Ian lieutenant* and sit
peltate* ha?e been hilled and four
tees men w.Mt"de.| |a a fight with
the Ignrrntte* In Jfdo.
There ha?e been several rows
?Ith the Isterrnffe* In the last few
week*, snd ferre* of r?a*tahsilart
and regulars hate Keen *eet again*!
tbesa. This I? the n*??t ?erlnn*
affair fhal ha* ?et been reported.
Farller In the d?< a hand of half
*aisge lanrrnfte* ran asaaeli and
fired en < aplaln Rhea. wbe was
la a heal i>? the AHulug Rttrr.
Their ballet* weal wild. A de.
terhsseat nf eea*fahnlary was Ise
sacslatelt seat eat te
Evidence Does Not Warrant
Assertion That There Is
Money Trust.
Some Legislation Aimed at Ex?
isting Practices Is Bound
to Follow.
Bp* :al to The Time? Dispatch )
Washington, January 25.?The con
IgiOB by the Pujo committee of the
first part of its investigation and pos?
sibly of the entire inquiry, brought the
quest ha?, from many sources whether
all the fuss and mental turmoil over this
subject really had been worth while.
The consensus of opinion among mem?
bers of Congress was that the investi?
gation would yield good results even
if no? a shred of legislation is put on
the books.
The most radi- al of the Democrats,
however, admit that, the evidence
adduced by the committee does not
warrant the assertion that there is a
money trust in the commonly accepted
meaning of the term.
Tho conservatlves in Congress in
terp-*'. the facts brought our. by the
? on mdtee as sustaining the contention
thai the concentration of recent year*
feee been a move in self-defense by the
bankers of the lounfrv. That snni?
legislation aimed at. existing prarrpes
is bound t?> follow the inqu ry is cer?
tain I. P. Morgan. Jacob II. Schiff
ai.d other important witnesses have
agreed readily to the ad visabihr y
efl oeftaia it-forms, and Congress un?
doubtedly will accept the views of
these bankers .
Tits censsaft tee's record, when it
i at 'udeil its preliminary inquiry yes?
terday, covered about V?<1 typewritten
page*. In the record the Met that.
?;.ind? out most conspicuously is the
importance which alt the witnesses
have Httached to the individual ele?
ment tn the consideration of the finan?
cial situation and the problems in-,
voiced in it.
1 rom the suggestions that have been
made in the course of the inquiry it
seems c er?ain that the committee will
make the following among ita recom?
< omptileory incorporation of stock
exchanges and adoptions of regula?
tions acainst. manipulation of securi?
ties. This to be accomplished hy
the l-ederal government through the
exert i*e of its power over tho mails
and the transmission of cruotaf Ions over
the telegraph lines
!n orporation of the clearing houses
of the country with r< gul.ifions which
mak" any solvent hanlc ebgihi* to mem
b.rship and which will give the State
and I od> ral banking authorities power
fee pare upon the action of the clearing
A prohibition n' 'hr practice of the
Sew ^ oik .tearing house in charging,
contmie?ione on out-of-town checks.
* :4r compelling a ?on.p>'" .Iis
sjksantej by promoters of all profits made
by them on securities listed on the New
> ..?, Mo < Kscnange
r ill publicity to assets of national
banks with the exception of loans.
I publi. ity of the stock owner
ship of national bonks
Prohibition against th? parti'-tpation
i s ,-r* and ?Jircefors In under
srrtuasj ssoeJstondea
n ?hielt to ti against officers ?nd dt
re> 'or* of MtsSStsa banks borrowing
rrom fhetr own Institution
i he prohibition of the present r|<i
con net f ions heteeen national banks
and securities conipansss
A prohibition against national bonks
bu..eg 'e. urttb-s from any banking
h'.?.e which has members upon it.
boaids of directors
Ssh, Wel?h? One Pound
v.o... si 'e The Times JMspeVwi l
N.a k N Y ?snusr\- ? -What at
I e ?'.,alles' bah-.- eeer
born a gir!. < ame to her parent' Mr
sjsaj Met lo^ph St hmolt, of Spring
\ alle-- this week She weighed o~
pound at htrth and is tn good health
la I nn.Ustlti??l?
January ?-A te
capitel early to-day. No loss of hfsj
bss bees reported.
' Prcsidcnt-Elect Witnesses Man?
ner of Welcome to
I , ?....
?serves in Detail Methods
Employed to Discover
* Undesirables.
New York, January 23.?Hundreds of
I aliens, many of them still clad In the
! garb of distant lands, stood before the
immigration officials at Ellis Island
to-day seeking admission to the eoun
: try, while Wood row Wilson, Prceident
i sl?ct of the United States, observed
I with a scrutinizing eye the manner of
, their welcome.
Scenes Of bathes and of joy were
mingled as those physically deficient
; were turned away or the more fortu?
nate passed successfully through the
j lanes of inspection into the embraces
of waiting friends.
It was while observing the last pro
? cess of the law. whereby ihe officials
! satisfy th<Mass Ivea that friends seek?
ing tho immigrants have a bona-flde
: errand, that the party witnessed one
of the dramati.- incidents bo familiar
at Ellis Island.
Weeps Por Joy.
A young girl from Poland, with a
?white shaved srraassssj about her head.
was weeping when the President-elect
< ame in. Commissioner W illiam Wil?
liams explained that, the woman had
spied her relatives outside the lamped
fOSSSS of steel behind which the in,
migrants are kept until duly passed,
and was weeping for .|oy at the sight.
The girl stood in line waiting her turn,
hut at the direction Of the commis?
sioner her case was taken up. and her
relatives answered satisfactorily the
necessarv questions, and the President?
elect saw her dash forward into the
arms of a sister, kisses mingled with
Mr. Wilson was an interested specta?
tor throughout. He asked quest tons con?
tinually and observed in derail the
methods employed to discover the un
deeirable newcomers. When he left
Etats Island In was aked what he
thought of the station.
"I merely ceOM for information,
not for thought." he answered with a
The Oovernor and his family went
shopping arid stank a motor drive
through Central Park. They will sp?-nd
t<> night, and to-morrow with M r?.
< arwl ne H. Alexander at Itoboken. M
I J.
In Wilson's Part?.
In the OnTsrtior s part;- on the ln
,-pe. tion tnn were 'Mrs Wilson and
? ...x te-si- and K.can..- Hilsor,. \|.
and Mm I lougtfis Robinson. Mrs James
BaMSjgO Harrmian. Royal MsOSBBY pro?
fessor of political economy at Pnr.cstoti .
Wlllard Straight and Mr? Caroline |<
Alexandoi. at whose suggestion th? trip
was made
T he president-elect asked many ques?
? I wonder." h* remarked as he looked
down on the crowd awaiting examina?
tion, "if thee* fMtople know before they
arrive what they are to go through
Commissioner Williams told him th?
in general 'he immigrants were I
ship board what was expected of them.
, fifty tears' ? merlsonairnt for Hank
Bobbery la Oklahome.
Oklahoma City Januarv ?.?An act
1 paseetl by the Legislature to dav rases
I f h? penalty for bank robberv in Okie
I home to twentv end fifty years in th*
1 penitentiary. The benker* of the Sta'e
[ have been trying for several years to
*e? 'ire the psssege of such a law. The
robberv of the benl ai " r i* -~
e .iav bed a hearing op the vo*e In
the Hoajee. Provision t* als<> made for
?he rewards for the capture of bank
robbers Heretofore the f.-v < I
? offer a re ware . MJ i ?? now
in the hands of Oovernor Cruce for
I ? signature _
Letter gsewsessty eeeOacssd wtta-1
ge eeeTy. muses swosar ?enh t?
Ll till Tl ? ?fB Mesa?Ad*
Allies Will Not Resume
War Until It Is
Conditions in Constantinople So
Complex That No One Can
Foretell Outcome?Young
Turks Supported by Only
Minority of Army?Pow?
ers Closely on Guard.
London, January ;5.?Both the am?
bassadors and tho Balkan plenipoten?
tiaries held meetings to-day and dis?
cussed aeadernu ally the Balkan situa?
tion and the occurrences in Constanti?
The plenipotentiaries are awaiting)
instructions. As yet the Servians and
"Montenegrins have not received front
their governments full powers, which
Dr. Danen and Premier Venizols al?
ready possess, to break the negotia?
tions. M Kovakovttch has proposed
to make t ke Turks understand that the
war indemnity asked by the allies will
be increased proportionately to the
delay in concluding peace.
It is expected that by Sunday all
of the allies' representatives will have
received authorization from their re?
spective governments to end the negoti?
ations on their own initiative, but to
fulfill the promise made to the ambassa?
dors, they will not use this prerogative
j until the reply to the powers' note has
i been received from the new Tivkish
. government.
(?reeks Push Campaign.
The Oreeks are pushing their military
operations in IS Dime. The army there,
numbering 50,000. is advancing against
.lamna in a semi-circle. The Oreeka
have been fighting for flvc days con?
tinuously. The siege is most difficult,
owing to the mountainous nature of the
district and the very narrow passes,
which are strongly fortified. The opera?
tions have been rendered stiil more
difficult by 6tornij" weather.
If the war is resumed in the next
j week, the allies have agreed that the
? offensive shall be taken by the coin
; bined Bulgarian. Oreek and Servian
foices against both Adrianople and
, Tchatalja. Tho Servians will detach
, some of their troops to help the Monte?
negrins take Scutari.
A Greek project which aims to land
? troops in the Oulf of Saros and occup.jy
I the Galliopoll Peninsula, is being
I considered This would give t*ie allies
I control of the Turkish fortifications in
! the Dardanelles, enabling the Greek,
fleet to enter the Sea of Marmora and
threaten Constantinople.
This and similar projects are sub?
ordinate to tho decision of the powers
and events in Constantinople, where
many consider a military counter-revo
! iution is inevitable within a short time.
What tho allies desire is not to bo ac
! cused of having precipitated matters.
1 Their terms were presented at the sit ting
f of tho peace conference on December
' 23. and the Turkish delegates asked time
i for their consideration. Since then the
laliies have not changed their terms.
* They have been simply waiting.
Patience Has a Limit.
But patience has a limit, they say,
like the resources of their countries,
which are exhausted for u peaceful
settlement, the allies declare war will
be resumed and inexorably conducted.
Dr. Daneff. head of the Bulgarian
delegation, said to-night:
"The best proof of our magnan?
imity towards Turkey is that we are
still here; while events in Constan?
tinople are an eloquent and undeniable
Indication of what the Turkish reuly
to the note of the powers will be. After
tha*. we might with considerable ad?
vantage to us. have resumed hostilities.
I but we prefer to be generous and
j do not wish to be accused of rash
action or disregard lor the desires
: of linrope."
In State of Siege.
I London. January 25. - - Constanti?
nople practically is in a stage of eirjge.
according to dispatches received to-day
by peace delegates of the. Balkan allies.
The Young Turks, fearing that ths
rems of power again may escape from
rheir hands, are said to be arresting;
! their political adversaries, searching;
houses and clubs and confiscating docu
l ments They hope in this way to
! break up the opposition.
I The allies express the opinion that
' tinder these circumstances any excess
may be expected Wi'h ;hi? prospect
in view. European poser? are sending
war vessels to reinforce the ordinary
guard ships stationed a' < ons'antir.ople.
j Italy is especially alarmed over tho
return to power of the Young Turks,
who were inexorable during the Libyan
The I'nited States ambassador at
j Constantinople. William W. Kockhill,
during the negotiations for the con
. elusion of peace between Italy and
j Turkey, describe Dlavtd Bey now
head of the Committee of Union and
Progress, as an irre, oncilabsr. Djavtd
Bey declared that Tur* v would tght
Tripoli as long a- sht oe ssed a single
The position of the >?i Italian res?
idents of Turkey is reuardeH as so pre
rnrteea thai Italy has dispatched to
Constantinople two of her best cruis?
er* and I? prepare! -o and i*? blie
|Jackets. Besides, the Admiralty has
! ordered the entire Italian squadron in
? the Ore. ten Archipelago to hold itself
: in readiness The remainder of the
Italian Ceet is at Taranto. within assy
I prloing Defended.
>anuary Ji The uprising in
nopte was defcide ! ? >
preeiden* of the TurkHT
' 1 >? (.?;?,,?? a-1 one of the
?e leaders of ths < om mit tee
and Progress II? sensed
its r.,ormng snd declared that
? peri ins* were a -?>??
1 acept
oh am me dans oho were serotosflgT
fending the ?nehmt capital of Turkey.
Keen If the Turks had alreedv loot
Is IM. Med
Vterms January ??*V
Constantinople say that
Turks' party thus far te
of tho army

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