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NUMBER 131. XX\,X\~lXll. tyj Kjlljn J.O I'ISR MONTH
SECURES $1,599
Bandit Is Believed to Be
Little More Than
Three Officials Lined Up;
Makes Them Hand
Over Gold
[Special to Ths Heral*.]
lono bandit, armed with two six
shooters, and believed to be littles more
than a boy, today entered the First
National bank at Highland, lined up
the vice president, cashier and assist
ant cashier and escaped with $1599.
For flvo hours IDO persons searched
the orange groves Into which the rob
ber fled, but were unable to capture
him. Three times he fired at his pur
suers, and it is believed finally evaded
them by Joining their own ranks until
he was able to escape.
The robber entered the bank shortly
before 2 o'clock, and drawing two re
volvers ordered Cashier McTuylor and
Assistant Cashier J. D. Tundell to
hold up their hands. Vice President
Johnstone entered the bank a moment
later and, keeping the two officials
covered with one revolver, he leveled
the other at Johnstone and ordered
him inside with the other men. He
then ordered them to push out to him
the gold and currency stacked on the
countor. He refused stiver.
Fires Shot and Runs
Taking the money ho backed out of
the door, fired one shot in the air and
ran a few hundred feet down the side
walk of the main street of the town
and iilunpred into an orange grove.
The officers here were immediately
notified and Sheriff John Italphs with
Chief of Police W. A. Shay, with a
dozen deputies, were on the ground in
a short time. The first officers took
up the trail half an hour after the
holdup. The robber was* easily tracked
:ill'l was finally surrounded in the J-
M. Leavens orange grove, a half mile
square. Citizens armed with all kinds
of weapons joined the posse in large
May Have Joined Searchers
He was unable to be located
in the thickly planted trees. An hour
later A. A. Roseberry, a livery man,
riding on horseback, when the grove
was being systematically searched, a
hundred men marching from one end
to the other, saw him crouching under
a tree. He fired at Koseberry and
once at another member of the posne.
Several men saw him, but the robber
again escaped, and it is believed joined
the ranks of the searchers. It is
thought he is the man who gave away
his revolvers to two members of the
posne and who also secured a hat, he
having dropped his own.
At different points in the grovo were
found his coat, hat, four loaded shells
Where he had been lying under a tree
and $10 in money. He secured in all
Declare If Statement Is Denied -by
Present Congress Thousands of
Voters Will Be Alienated
from the G. O. P.
DOUGLAS, Feb. 11.—At the mass
meeting of the Republican club of
Douglas tonight the following resolu
tion was unanimously adopted and or
dered wired to Delegate Cameron at
The hall was packed to the doors and
the resolution • was passed with en
"Resolved, That we, the members of
the Republican club of Douglas, Ariz.,
note with exceeding regret the humil
iating qualifications which it is sought
by the senate committee on territories
to attach to the statehood bill for Ari
zona, and that we call upon our mem
ber in congress, Hon. Ralph Cameron,
to use all the means at his command
to defeat the so-called Dllllngham bill
and to have passed In its place the
Hamilton bill, which unanimously
passed Hie house and which grants
statehood to Arizona unqualifiedly and
in accordance with the sacred pledge of
the Republican national platform.
"Resolved, That the people of Ari
zona are of a distinctly American type;
that public education is on a higher
plane than in any other territory ever
admitted to the Union; that in popula
tion and material resources the terri
tory* of Arizona meets every require
ment for statehood; more so than any
territory admitted in the past fifty
years, and therefore makes this appeal
on the grounds of qualification and
justice only. ■■■•■''"'.
"Resolved, That It is the sense of
this club that the passage of an un
qualified statehood bill by the present
session of congress means that Arizona
will take her place firmly In the Re
publican colu.nn, while on the other
hand, to deny statehood, or postpone
statehood until the president and con
gress ahull have passed on Arizona's
constitution, which is the business of
Arizona and of Arizona alone, will
alienate thousands of voters and at
least greatly endanger the success of
the Republican party in the initial
state, and in the territorial election of
1910." |
♦ « »
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—An unusu
ally heavy increase is reported at the
fifty largest postofflces of the country
in January. Forty-nino of the flfty
offices reported an increase in receipts
as compared with the corrMpondlng
month of last year. The increases vary
from 1.72 per cent, at Dayton, 0., to
27 81 per cent, at Hartford, Conn. The
flve po»tofflCWi showing the greatest
percentage of increase in receipts over
January of last year were Hartford,
Conn.; Springfield, Mass.; Portland,
Ore., Denver and Chicago.
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Saturday; light north winds. Maxi.
mum temperature yesterday 72 de.
grees, minimum 51 degrees.
College authorities will examine stu
dents under microscope to determine
tlielr personal feelings and accom
plishments. PAGE 5
Burglar robs house while owner quietly
sleeps on porch. PAGE 5
Local financial men appoint committee
to greet bankers who will hold con
vention hero. PAGE 9
Church planning new structure; Central
Presbyterian members will meet
Wednesday. PAGE 16
Federated Improvement association •
asks council to lower electricity
rates nearly 50 per cent. PAGE 6
W. P. Platt, nephew of former senator,
jailed on criminal charge; tells of
battle with drink habit. PAGB 3
Former governor of Arizona struck by
beach "flyer;" injuries may prove
fatal. PAGE 9
Frats denounced and students angered
by series of articles published In
U. S. C. magazine. PAGE 9
Jury to try Dolph M. Green on fraud
charge incomplete after ninety venire
men have been examined. PAGB 6
Old lodge tale hurried Mrs. Maud V. Me-
Crary In divorce action. PAGE 5
John Early wakes, up outside of saloon to
find nose swelling from Insect bite. PAGE 9
Mothers to help the poor who live In Utah
street and vicinity. PAGE 7
Outlook good for government steamship line
on the Pacific, say advices from "Wash
ington. PAGE 8
Pastor grills big Interests In New York and
relates conditions as he saw them In the
slum sections of Gotham. PAGE 9
Actress prays for Jury that condemned her;
X*aura Biggar Bennett says she Is tran
quil despite $75,000 judgment. PAGE 2
California division of Daughters of the
American Revolution to hold second
annual convention at Ebell club.
Case Against Stones, charged with the
murder of Morgan Shlvely. la con
tinued. PAGE 9
Federal'authorities arrest local man and
woman In connection with white slave
traffic. . PAGE 2
Alumni of Michigan university meet and
have merry time at Levy's cafe. PAGE 2
Editorial, Letter Box, Haskln's letter. PAGE 4
Marriage licenses, births and deaths. PAGE 14
News of the courts. PAGE 6
Municipal affairs. PAGE 5
Mines and oil fields. PAGE 13
Markets and financial. PAGE 12
Theaters and dramatic criticism. * PAGE 16
Building permits. • PAGE 6
Shipping. PAGE 16
Automobile*. PAGE 11
Sports. PAGE -10
Churches. , PAGE 16
City brevities. PAGE 5
Classified advertising. ; PAGES 14-15
Music and clubs. PAGE 8
Child study circles. PAGE 7
Lone bandit holds up Hlgland bank and '
escapes after taking $16!J9. PAGE 1
Long Beach city council abolishes office
Of chief of police. PAGE 14
Water supply In Pasadena dry tract Is
shut off by company and many fami
lies are affected. PAGE 14
Oxnard about to start campaign to have
county Beat moved from Ventura. PAGE 14
Three rival grocery solicitors mistaken for
highwaymen at Ocean Park. PAGE 14
Four men Identify garments found on body
of victim of Mount Tamalpaln tragedy as
belonging to a servant who worked In
Bay city boarding; house. " PAGE 3
Oakland man shoots wife while she was
sleeping, and then kills bimaelf by taking 1
strychnine. PAGE 3
State superintendent of schools at Sacra -
mento places ban on public gifts for grad
uates. PAGE 3
Prosecutor Heney severely, scores Her
. Mann; trial of former land commis
sioner on charge of conspiracy to
defraud la ended. PAGE 6
Hepubl leans of Arizona protest against
party not redeeming pledges made to peo
ple before election. PAGE 1
United States Senator Flint fights to secure
government line of steamers for Pacific!
ocean. . PAGE 8
Senator Conger exposes daring bribery of
two state senators of Now York. , PAGE 3
Former United States marshal electro
cuted in Virginia for murder of
family of six persons. PAGE 6
Vice president of New York exchange
denies cotton broilers cheat. PAGE 2
Va3t sum of money will be expended to
Improve ports of United States, and
{325,000 Is given for Los Angeles
harbor. PAGE 1
Secretary Knox condemned by New
York representative for failure to
use diplomacy. PAGE 1
House committee rejects plan to make
Peary a rear admiral. PAQEJ 1
Premier Asqulth likely to be deposed If he
does not accede to policy of new leaders
In politics of Great Britain. PAGE 6
156 persons meet death In French liner
which hits reef In gale off Majorca In
Mediterranean sea. PAGE 1
Police from patrol ship of Solomon Islands
kill murderous bandits who massacred
trader and his family. PAGE 3
Friendly rivals will seek south pole;
Great Britain and United States to
work together. I'AGE 2
French explorers fall to find south pole;
scurvy adds to their discomforts.
Revolutionists In Nicaragua plan to fight
more vigorously. PAGE 10
Comstock mines push development work.
, PAGE 13
Nevadans rush Into Jarbldge, the new gold
camp on Idaho boundary. PAGE 13
Crown Oil company erects derrick and ex
pects to start drill before end of this
month. PAGE 13
Arizona Commercial strikes rich copper
glance. PAGE 13
Proportion of copper as to gold In Goldfteld j
Consolidated mines at 1000-foot level Is the
same as on surface, according to manage
ment in denial of report that ' red metal
values are increasing with depth. PAGE 13
Champions in all branches of sports start
new year poorly. PAGE 10
Fight fans are turning their attention to
.M. nixie-Powell go next week. , PAGE 10
NEW YORK, Feb. 11.—A famine in
Baiter bonnets is now threatened'
From headquarters of the millinery
Workers' union here came the an
nouncement that the 0000 members are
organizing for a general strike.
River and Harbor Bill to
• Appropriate $325,009
for Los Angeles
$800,000 Allowed for Work
on Northern Waterways.
' Total $42,355,276
In til* rivrrs and harbor* bill, a* finally
drafted for presentation by the congresslon
al committee, are the following appropria
tions for California:
lor San Pedro harbor, 1135.000.
For Wilmington harbor, ¥200,000.
For .Nun Diego harbor, $125,000.
Hacraiurnto river, $400,000.
Oakland harbor, $330,000.
Hnmboldt bay, $150,000.
[Associated Press]
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—Water
way projects throughout the
country at a cost of $42,355,276,
of which $7,206,430 is for continuing
contracts, are provided for in the riv
ers and harbors appropriation hill re
ported to the house today by the com
mittee on rivers and harbors.
The bill will be called up In the
house on Monday, in an effort to pre^s
the measure to passage ns expedi
tiously as possible. The $7,000,000 out
side the cash appropriation is for ex
penditures that may hereafter be made
under the continuing contract system.
The bill Is theoretically an iinnual
budget, though no regular rivers
harbors bill has been reported since
that approved March 2, 1907.
In the great haste with which the
bill was prepared totals in the report
of the committee disclose a number
of minor discrepancies which it was
Impossible to correct tonight. The
figures as given are those furnished
by the committee.
All projects already under Improve
ment aggregate $252,015,400, including
the Mississippi river from Cairo to the
head of the passes. Further projects
favorably reported by the engineers,
but not adopted 4 by congress, amount
ing to $87,548,600, or a total of $339,
--556,000, Including projects provided for
under the present bill, would leave
$297,000,000 yet unacted upon if con
gress adopts th« present measure.
Total for Completion
The total amount required to com
plete adopted projects, except the Mis
sissippi river, foots up $70,829,000, and
for the Mississippi river $17,001,6r,0 from
the mouth of the Missouri to the mouth
of the Ohio, and $18,559,550 thence to
Minneapolis. • i
Besides this, the cost. of projects |
which congress, having started, pre
sumably intends to complete, is esti
mated at $9,346,500, and the canalization
of the Ohio for a nine-foot depth, prac
tically adopted In the bill approved
March 3, 1909, is placed at $60,280,600,
making $177,617,000, which "congress
may be considered as committed to."
The bill provides not only increased
appropriations for the various tributa
ries of the Mississippi, but fixes a time
limit when permanent improved chan
nels shall be completed. -
The policy adopted in the bill for the
Mississippi river between Cairo and the
Gulf anticipates an expenditure of $4,
--000,000 each year for twenty years,
which will complete a permanent nine
foot channel from Cairo to the Gulf.
The middle Mississippi from the
mouth of the Missouri to the mouth of
the Ohio in twelve years will have a
permanent eight-foot channel, 2500 feet
wide.. A six-foot channel from the Mis
souri river to St. Paul is provided for.
The Missouri river sets $1,000,000, and
for the Ohio approximately $5,000,000 a
year for twelve years is contemplated.
An appropriation of $150,000 is made
for commencing work under the project
for a Puget Bound-Lake Washington
waterway—the Lake Washington canal
—which is to provide for commercial,
industrial, ■ naval and mlitary uses, a
fresh-water harbor near Seattle, with
25,000 acres area and 100 miles of shore
Authorize Contracts
Contracts to the extent of $2,125,000
for its completion are. authorized, con
ditional on local co-operation.
The bill also includes $500,000 for ex
aminations, surveys and contingencies
of rivers and harbors; $300,000 for emer
gencies and $500,000 for a permanent
congress of navigation.
Among the larger projects are the
following: •
Mississippi river, between the Ohio
and Missouri, $500,000; from head of
passes to the mouth of Ohio (Missis
sippi river commission), $2,000,000; ex
perimental barges, $500,000; between
the Missouri and St. Paul, 1600,000; 14
--foot waterway from the lakes to the
gulf of $1,050,000.
Missouri river—General improvement
lower river from mouth to Sioux City,
$1,000,000; from mouth to Ft. 1 Benton,
Mont.. $175,000.
California—Oakland, $250,000; Hum
boldt bay, $150,000; San Diego, $125,000;
San Pedro, $125,000; Wilmington, $200,
--000; Sacramento river from mouth to
Feather river, $400,000.
Oregon—Columbia river and tribu
taries above Celllo falls to the mouth
of Snake river, $90,000; Columbia river
between the foot of the Dalles rapids
and the head of Celilo falls (Oregon)
and Washington, $600,000; Willamette
river above Portland and above Yam
hill river, $30,000; mouth of Columbia
river, Oregon and .Washington, $1,200,
--000; Coos bay and bar entrance, $400,000.
Washington—Puget round and tribu
taries, $100,000; Skaslt river to Sedro-
Wolley, $100,000; ship canal, Puget
wound to lakes Union and Washington,
$150,000; Columbia river, Bridgeport to
Kettle falls,- $50,000.
Alaska—St. Michaels, $100,000.
Hawaii— Honolulu, $150,000; Hllo,
$200,000: Kahuliu, $150,000. ■ «
SAN JOSE, Feb. 11.—Three pickpock
ets In the act of robbing Jacob Dixon
of 244 Clayton avenue, this city, this
morning, on tho platfor*> of a .San
Francisco train, were observed by
former Sheriff Roai and Detective
Guerln, and tliey .sprang from the train
and disappeared. Ross Jumped on a
bli yrle and succeeded in arresting all
throe. '
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The Herald artist visits the oil fields and shows an eastern capitalist crowds of investors rush
ing to the banks with huge sacks of gold, profits from their petroleum interests.
Eighty-Seven Passengers and Seventy
Members of Crew Perish in
Wreck on the Medi.
[Associated Tress]
PALMA, Island of Majorca, Feb. 11.
— Driven helplessly from her course in
one of the wildest storms that have
swept the Mediterranean sea in forty
years, the French Transatlantic
Steamship company's steamer General
Chancy crashed at full speed, in the
dead of night, on the treacherous reefs
near the island of Minorca and all ex
cept one of the 157 persons on board
The sole survivor is an Algerian cus
toms oflicial, Marcel Rodel, who was
rescued by a fisherman and who lies
tonight in the hospital at Ciuda-Dela,
raving, as a result of the tortures
through which he passed and unablo
to give an account of the disaster.
In the ship's company there were
eighty-seven passengers, of whom
thirty were in the first cabin. The
crew numbered seventy. It is not
thought that any Americans were
The ship was in command of Captain
Cayol, one of the most careful officers
of the line.
In his long experience he had never
mot with an accident. He had in
tended to retire from the service soon.
Passengers of the Cbansy were most
ly onieers ami officials returning to
their posts in Algeria, accompanied by
their wives and children: a few sol
diers, somajtalians and Turks aiul one
PrTne' only Anglo-Saxon names in the
D asseneer"list were Green and Stakely.
Thcv were members of an opera troupe
of eleven that hid bean engaged to
sine at the Casino in Algiers.
The General Chanssy sailed from
Marseilles Wednesday noon and was
due to arrive at Algiers Thursday
SANILA, Kas.. Feb. 11.—The lilg
Springs Creamery company, convicted
yesterday on fifteen counts of selling
short-weight butter prints, was today
fined by Judge Wagstaff $1500, the limit
possible under the law.
BOONL:, la., Feb. Jl. — Milton Logan,
aged SO. foreman of the f&moua Arm
stroiif? jury In tho Illinois murder ease
in Which Abriham Lincoln cleared his
client by the use of an almanac, died at
hia home hero today.
Captain of Police Conboy of San Fran.
Cisco Testifies in His Own
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 11.—Declar
ing that he shot in self-defense, be
lieving lie was about to be attacked,
former Captain of Police Michael Jo
seph Conboy, on trial Cor killing Ber
nard Lagan, testified in his own be
half today.
With his testimony in, the defense
rested its case, and arguments will be
made by counsel on Monday.
Conboy, who is alleged to have shut
Lagan while intoxicated, and after the
latter had helped him cut of the gut
ter, said that on the night of the shoot
ing he became violently ill on Fillmore
street as a result of drinking a little
and dining too heartily.
While overcome and leaning against
a lamp post, Lagan, testified the wit
ness, seized him by the waist and ap
peared to be fumbling at his pockets.
Believing him to be a pickpocket, Con
boy said he warned Lagan away, and
as he returned as if to renew the
scuffle ho drew his revolver and fired
twice into the air.
"Lagan continued to advance," tes
tified Conboy, "and as lie made a rush
as if to stab me I shot him. firing low
with the intention of disabling him."
Antarctic.Expedition Arrives at a Chi.
lean Port —Scurvy Breaks Out
During Voyage Toward the
World's Southern Axis
PUNTA ARENAS, Chile, Fob. 11.—
The French • Antarctic expedition
steamer Pourquoipas, with Dr. Jean M.
Charcot, head of the expedition, on
board, has arrived here.
The Frenchmen did not reach the
south pole.
Ail members ot the crew are well,
but on the voyage there weree some
cases of scurvy. The Founjuoipas will
remain here for a fprtnight.
The expedition under Dr. Charcot
was fitted out in France in the summer
of 1908, and sailed for Punta Arenas
December 17 of the same year. Its
purpose was to make scientific observa
tions in the south pole region, particu
larly in the almost unknown Alexan
dra land, and to get specimens of rare
Tho south pole was not the objective
of the explorers. Dr. Charcoot in
«uently has said that this task should
be reserved to the Englishman, Scot
land Shackelton.
As told in these dispatches Thursday,
the Pourquoipas was sighted recently
at anchor In the Straits of Magellan.
SINGLE COPIES: B£&iSfc sT >«3&#
Congressmen Declare Discovery of the
North Pole of No Benefit to
United States and With.
hold Laurels Asked
[Associated Press]
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—Command
er Robert X Peary, discoverer of the
north pole, will not be given the runk
of rear admiral in the navy, as pro
posed, In recognition of his services as
an explorer, if congress approves the.
action of the sub-committee of the
houst! committee on naval affairs.
The sub-committee voted today to re
port adversely the bill offered by Sen
ator Hale and Representative Allen.
The committee uf six members voted
unanimously against bestowing the
honor upon Mr. Peary.
A letter from Secretary Meyer was
received by the naval committee giving
Mr. Peary's naval record and stating
he should be designed as "civil en
gineer" and not '"commander."
Secretary Meyer said Mr. Peary en
listed in the navy on October U6, 1881,
and that he had had more than ten
years In various leaves of absence. The
secretary spoke of Mr. Peary's discov
ery of the pole as a ■■self-imposed, but
most commendable task, having no
military or naval significance," and
recommended that Mr. Peary be re
tired as a civil engineer with the pay
of a rear admiral.
Sees No Reason
Representative Roberts of Massachu
setts, a member of the sub-committee,
said he saw no reason whatever for
conferring such an honor as was con
templated upon Mr. Peary.
"His discovery of the north pole,"
said Mr. Peary, "has been absolutely of
no benefit to the United States, to civ
ilization or to the naval service, as far
us 1 can see. He has been absent from
duty in the luivy department most of
the time he has been connected with it,
and ha 3 done nothing to entitle him to
this honor.
"I think congress probably might look
with favor upon giving him some other
kind of recognition. For Instance, if
his friends wanted him to receive a
gold medal or something of that sort,
I would be in favor of it.
"But I am not in favor of giving Mr.
Peary a pension for what he has done.
I don't think he Is entitled to it."
The sub-committee which took action
today consisted of Messrs. Butler, Rob
erts, Bates, Englebright, Gregg and Ba
Representative D&WBOn was absent.
The saJai-y that Mr. Peary would have
received as a roar admiral, retired, for
the rest of his life would have been
$6000 a year.
Secretary of State Said
to Have Committed
Many Errors
Tin Swords and Tinsel of
Foreign Embassies
[Associated Press]
WASHINGTQN, Feb. 11.—Secretary
of State Knox wag subjected to
caustic criticism in the house
today by Representative Francis Bur
ton Harrison of New York, in consider
ation of the diplomatic and consular ap
propriation bill.
Many bold strokes of diplomacy, said
Mr. Harrison, were justified only by
their success, as in the Instance of
President Cleveland's Venezuelan mes
sage. But that had not been the case
with some of the bold strokes of diplo
macy made by Secretary Knox, he said.
The Nicaraguan imbroglio, the Man
churian railway matter and the secre
tary's declaration mat he would make
it his duty to see that democratic forma
of government were maintained in Cen
tral America were examples of failure
in the diplomacy of Mr. Knox, he said.
"This position Is so untenable." he
added, referring to the maintenance of
democratic government In Central
America, "that some day we will be
obliged to retire from it with mortifi
There had been an obvious difficulty
in putting men of proper character and
ability to servo the United States
abroad, said Mr. Harrison. "The French
mission was vacant for months until a
man of proper caliber could be found,"
lie added.
Some Examples
"Take Austria, where a man (R. C.
Kerens) has been sent to represent the
United States after having his fitness
for the position measured chiefly by the
size of his campaign contribution. TaKe
the English mission. After that posi
tion had been declined publicly by a
noted educator (Dr. Eliot), it had been,
offered by a New York newspaper to
Paul Morton, and If Mr. Morton Is ap
pointed that act will be to reward a
self-confessed violator of the law, and
it will become patent to all the world
that the path of the rebater Is to lead
to the foot of the throne."
This difficulty in finding good men for
foreign missions, Mr, Harrison said,
was the result of the destruction of
diplomacy by the ocean cable.
"Today the ambassadors are too often
messenger boys in silk knee breeches,
with swords, who spend their time in
being photographed as the hosts of
royalty, 6Y in playing- the part of
'Hands Across the Sea,' " he continued.
"To an active, virile man such a posi
tion would seem Impossible.
"Into this atmosphere of decadence
Mr. Knox has injected a breath of
fresh air by a suggestion of 'dollar
diplomacy' or the policy of valuing for
eign representatives by the amount of
cash they turn into the channels of
American trade*
"This dollar diplomacy w(H n o doubt
cause a thrill of horror in thn minds
of those ambassadors ivho spend their
days in the society of people where
the mere mention of trade is vulgar."
Perkins in Doubt
Replying, Chairman Perkins of the
committee on foreign affairs said he
was inclined to believe with him that.
it would be impracticable to see that
republican forms of government were
established In Central America, but he
did not believe that the prestige of the
United States in the far east had been
injured. The success ot American
hankers In obtaining participation In
the Chinese loan was an evidence of
the good effect of Mr. Knox's course.
Mr. Harrison asked whether the
American share of that loan had not
been secured by bankers of New York,
who were known as "the money trust,"
while other bankers had been unable to
get a share of it.
Mr. Perkins replied that, while he dltl
not know about that phase of the mat
ter, the fact remained that the loan
had come to the United States.
By the influence of a "velvety hand
and big stick administration combined"
the state department, said Mr. Fitz
gerald, is extending American trade in
Manchuria. He expressed surprise that
American shipbuilders had been abW
to obtain contracts to build two battle
ships for Argentina and suggested tho
possibility o£ some coercive measure by
the state department.
He spoke of the loan recently made,
to Honduras by American bankers as
pointing to the same thing.
These things were dono in the In
terest, he said, of a "select band of
financiers under the protecting and
helpful wing of the state department,"
when the theory is that, they involve
a beneficent extension of trade.
Mr. Fassett of New York, in reply,
declared the battleship contracts had
been made possible by cheaper price ot
armor alone.
LARAMIE, Wyo., Feb. 11.—Stock
holders of the Denver, Laramie and
Northwestern railroad at a meeting
yesterday ratified the transfer of all
property to the Denver, Laramie and
Northwestern Railway company and
the increase of capital stock from
$5,000.000 to $30,000,000, of which $22,
--500 000 is to be issued in bonds for the
construction of 750 miles of road. The
new incorporation authorizes the ex
tension of the line to Seattle.
NEW YORK, Feb. 11.—The Countess
Szechonyi, forme, ly Miss Gladys Van
derbilt, already has mastered Magyar,
the Hungarian tongue. She surprised
nil who heard her yesterday while on
a visit with the count to the Hungar
ian immigrant home here oy talking
in their own tongue to the Magyar
immigrants. The count and countess
inspected the building from cellar to
roof and ended their visit with a llb
< al donation to the work.
PEORIA, 111., Feb. 11.—News of th»
midden death of Gen. John Greene Bal
lance, a retired brigadier general, last
night at Miami, Fla., was received ben

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