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K Forty-fourth Year-No. 51-Prlce Five Cents. " - OGDEN CITY, UTAH, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 1914. Entered, as Second-Class Matter at th e Postofflce, Ogden, Utah ki
I VEROARA KILLING
I American Citizen Kidnaped
vand Shot by Huerta Fed
erals Not Hung.
Mexican Government Prom-
ises Full and Detailed Ex
planation Border Peo
t pie Pessimistic.
Washington, Feb. 28. Officials
1 here discussed with much interest
; today the report of Captain Sanders,
j of the Texas Rangers, saying Clemen
i te Vergara, an American citizen, re
ported hanged, had really been kid
napped and shot by Huerta's fed
j While Consul Garret had been ex
i pelted to make an extended inquiry,
and vigorous representations demand
! ing reparation have been made to the
Huerta government at Mexico City
there was little official information
today on the Vergara killing, which
has" "stirred the Washington govern
i ment just as much as the recent ex
i : ecutlon of William S. Benton, a Brit
T ish subject at Juarez.
i f( The iiyiuiry into the Benton case
7. '! was planned to begin in earnest to
t V day or tomorrow with the departure
i i of a special train from Juarez for
i Chihuahua, bearing representatives
if of England and the United- States.
t While no satisfactory answer has
' been made to the American govern
ment's request for the surrender of
l the body to the widow, that point will
V not be pressed until all the evidence
of a medical examination Is secured.
1 Carranza to Investigate.
5 That General Carranza was rapidly
i getting into touch with the situation
I zt Juarez and Chihuahua and would
S exert his influence to clear up the
Benton case, was the informal assur
v ance which, reached here today.
Officials had before them today
i Governor Colquitt's telegram asking"
whether tho United States recognized
, any constituted government in north-
ern Mexico, with whom he could ar
l range for the extradition of those
( whom he believed responsible for the
I death of Vergara,
$ Charge O'Shaughnessy reported, to
J; day that he had made representations
:$ concerning Vergara's death. and that
J. . the; Huerta, g0yj3rn.me.nU had promised
ilsufuU' aSd' detailed' explanation of" the
P ' killing.
The charge did not refer in his dis:
I patch to the memorandum published
yesterday, asking the United States
ii to revoke permission to the constitu
I tionalists to buy arms in the United
1 States. So far there is no official
5 knowledge of any resumption by the
I Huerta government of diplomatic ex
it changes with Washington.
V England Should Appeal to Carranza
' Nogales, Sonora, Feb. 28. That
I I England, despite its recognition of
f the Huerta government, should have
j y made direct representation regarding
I the death at Juarez of William S.
6 Benton at tho hands of General Fran
:? Cisco Villa, to General Carranza, head
4 of tho constitutionalist movement,
I f was the position taken today by those
I ? in close touch with General Carranza.
I, j' The constitutionalist chief, himself,
lW maintained silence on tho subject.
: There appeared to be some surprise
j l among those in General Carranza's
It- confidence that the American state
i department should have broached tbo
i Benton matter to the constitutional-
II ists in behalf of the British foreign
office It was pointed out however,
I V that tlie English recognition of Huer-
!' ta, the landing of British marines at
Vera Cruz and the known relations
! between English capital and the
t Huerta regime probably was, in a,
, measure, responsible, for the British
1 f foreign office's mode of procedure.
Perceval Getting Interviews
El Paso, Texas, Feb. 21. Charles
I j Arthur Perceval, the British consul
! : at Galveston, who was sent here to
( f Investigate the death of W S. Ben
It ton today continued his inquiry witn
I out' seeking the assistance of Amer-
(I f icau consular agents.
f So far the British consuls activities
j 1 have been confined to interviews.
.1 I During the forenoon Mr. Perceval
flji ; in his room saw George Curry, Rich-
f j i' ard M. Dudley and the Huerta consul,
j'f f Miguel Diebold, stationed In this city.
Mr. Perceval thanked them for their
I offers of assistance and said that
later he might call upon them.
Hi The name of Albrecht Weiss, a
H German boy, speaking Imperfect Eng-
11 lish, and who claims to have been at
All Villa's headquarters when Benton was
Vffl! billed, was presented to Mr. Perce-
tm val as a possible witness.
M k The boy. according to Charles A.
Ii Bender of this city, who discovered
m him on this side, and as told by the
AH I bov ViimBfilf. went to Villa's office to
mU- aPPbr for a position as cook. He
JH was there at 10 o'clock in the morn-
iil, ing, he said, and saw a man answer-
'H ing Benton's description enter.
' O ' Weiss waited until 3 o'clock in tao
11 afternoon before getting an audience.
H About noon, ho says, the man who
tIM looked like Benton, was brought out.
Oltt Rebel guards were holding his arms
4H behind him and apparently supporting
ti him. No shots had been fired, he
Hi; said The prisoner was taken Into a
J-Sli rear room and the boy saw h m no
IM? more- Incidentally he failed to get
t9' Americans Not Hopeful.
il Laredo, Texas. Feb. 28. Americans
Ml along the Mexican border were not
aijhl hopeful today that the slayers ot uie-
k?i uente Vergara, the Texas ranchman.
Iff ! killed by Mexican federals, would be
identified and punished by Provision-
fl? A Bl President Huerta's government,
can war department exercised little
restraint over the Isolated bands of
Friends and relatives of Vergara
have started an injury into tho kill
ing in addition to the investigations
being conducted by the United States
government and the Texas authori
ties. The location of the body was still
LAST 45 MINUTES
Washington, Feb. 28. Seismo
graphs, at Georgetown university re
corded pronounced earthquake shocks
for nearly 45 minutes early today. At
12:11 a. m the first tremors were
recorded. The estimated distance
from here was 2700 miles.
Cleveland, Feb. 28. Another earth
quake was recorded last night by the
seismograph in St. Ignatius observa
tory here. Rev. O'Denbach. said that
the movement began at 11:07 p. m., ,
and ended at 11:26 p. m. Apparently
,lt was about 3000 to 3500 miles dis
tant. Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 2S. An
earthquake was recorded by the seis
mograph at Marquette university, Mil
waukee, which lasted from 11:09 last
night until 11:30, the maximum be
ing reached at 11:16. It is estimated
that the shock occurred four thou
sand miles from Milwaukee, probably
Public Utilities Commission
of New Jersey Apply
"Seven" Sisters" Law.
Tr.enton, N. J., Feb. 28 The board
of public utilities commissioners to
day refused to approve a merger of
the American Malting company and
the American Malt corporation, New
Jersey corporations, into a single cor
poration with a capital of 515,000,000.
Approval is withheld because the two
companies do not justify a capitaliza
tion of this amount and because they
are not doing a cognate business. This
action was taken under the "Seven
Sisters" anti-trust laws of 1913.
According to the utilities board. tio
-Malting; cofcipany is anoperaHng-ctfrnV-pany
and the malting corporation is a
holding company. This, the commis
sion holds, does not come within the
definition of corporations doing a
REPLY MADE TO
Admiral Von Diedrichs Prints
11,000 Word Review of
Manila Bay Incident.
Berlin, Feb. 28. Admiral Von Die
drichs replies in print today to the
statement made by Admiral Dewey re
garding the exciting Incidents be
tween the American and German com
manders In Manila bay during the
The reply is published in the of
ficial Marine Runds and Is spread
over 11,000 words. It contains the
report of the viBit made to Admlraf
Dewey on July 10, 1898, by the then
flag lieutenant, Von Hlntz, who is
now German minister to Mexico. It
is evident from this report that Ad
miral Dewey threatened the Germans
with war IT they did not cease theifi
interference with the blockade regu
lations and if they refused to permit
the Americans to make inquiries nec
essary to establish the identity of neu
tral warships. Von Diedrichs says:
"Admiral Dewey gradually talked
himself Into a passion. He said Whi,
I shall stop every vessel, whatever
may be her colors. And if she does'
not stop, I shall fire at her. And
that means war, do you know, sirT
When the phrase 'If Germany wants
war? etc., etc., occurred again, I took
"I was under the impression that,
this In itself trivial incident, but a
match to a maBS of explosives which
long had been accumulating hi Ad
mlral Dewey's mind from suspicion,
rumor and newspaper reports."
The remainder of Admiral Von Dled
rich's statement 1b virtually a repeti
tion in expanded form of the inter
view he gave to tho Associated Press
a few days ago.
ELBERFIELD TO BE
, ASSISTANT COACH
Chattanooga, Feb. 28. Norman EI
berfield who has signed as assistant
conch to Wilbert Robinson of tho
Brooklyn Nationals, will wear a head
gear If he plays any games next sea
son with the Brooklyns. Aside from
helping Robby to coach, Elberfield
will also act as a utility man. Elber
field quit ball playing last gear be
cause of an Injury to his hoad. Al
ter he was hit by a pitched ball El
berfleld was troubled with a nervous
complaint and pains In his head.
These had disappeared, but if he Is
called upon by Robby to play, the
"Tabasco Kid" will use a leather
headgear for protection.
NEW GRAFT BOARD
Ex-Governor Convinced That
Every Department of State
In Road Construction 30 (Fer
Cent Used in Actual Work
and the Rest Stolen.
New York, Feb. 28 The Sullivan
committee; a new graft investigating
board appointed by the lower house
of the legislature, held its first pub
lic hearing in the city hall here to
day. Tho committee summoned ex
Governor Sulzer and John A. Hennes
sy at first witnesses.
Sulzer said that information of
fraud in the state highway depart
ment came to him during his cam
paign for governor and. that in ac
cordance wth pre-election promises,
he appointed a committee to Investi
gate and report.
"They only- investigated sixty
days," said Sulzer, "but they found
enough in that time to convince me
that every department of the state
was honeycombed with graft. I then
appointed Hennesy to Investigate the
highway department and told him to
go to the end of the rope, drive out
the grafters and to spare nobody.
"Tho legislature, however, refused
to appropriate the money to defray
the expenses of the investigation, so
Hennessy and I and a few friends
put up the money.1 The Tammany
senators, acting under instructions,
struck out the appropriation. Hen
nessy investigated forty roads in
twenty-two counties and found that
their construction was fraudulent.
Taxpayers Defrauded of MMIions.
"The taxpayers had been defrauded
of millions and millions of dollars.
Hennessy told me that about 30 per
cent of the cost ot the roads went
for their actual construction and the
rest was stolen.
"Later Hennessy discovered as
tounding graft in the re-constructlon
of the state capStol and I ordered
State Architect Hoefer to resign be
cause of these revelations."
Hennessy was the next witness. He
repeated the testimony he gave,., at
.TilPtrif t Attorney Whitman's;'' ' 'John"
l)oe inquiry, describing the inanngrin
Jacob 31. Schiff, Henry L. Stoddard
and others to conduct his investiga
tion. "We got thirty-six indictments as
the result of our investigations," he
GOVERNOR TO HEAD
Des Moines. Iowa, Feb. 28. The
governor of Iowa will become the ac
tual head of every department of the
executive branch of the state govern
ment, while every judge in the state
will be appointed by tho chief justice
of the supreme court, If the plans of
the efficiency engineers of the last
legislature are carried out, it was re
ported. The report ot the engineers is in,
tho hands ot the legislative commit
tee on retrenchment and reform.
The keynote of tho recommenda
tions Is centralization of power.
OF SNAKE BITE
Calcutta, India, Feb. 28. Dr. Fred
erick Fox, an Australian scientist, who
devoted his life to the treatment oi
snake bites, died today as the result
of a bite from a snake which ho waS
using for experimental purposes.
During its attack on the doctor, the
snake inflicted five punctures.
The doctor Incised four of tho punc
tures but the fifth escaped his notice
Later in the day symptoms ot pois
oning developed. The antidote mads
by Dr. Fox was used but it was too
STATEMENT MADE OF
WORLDS FAIR FUND
Chicago, 111., Feb. 28. The where
abouts of funds derived from the sale
of souvenirs during the world's fair In
1898, about which there has been
much speculation here, was definite
ly established here last night by Mrs,
Potter Palmer, president of the board
of Lady Managers ot the World's Co
The money which amounted to $36,
000 at the end of the fair was invested
In securities and placed In a safe de
posit box here. The fund has grow
through Interest until it amounts to
day to $67,750.11.
This fund is available any time,
Mrs. Palmer said, to be consolidated
with funds from the Bale of Isabella
coins and to be used in the workfor
which it waB raised, the permanent
betterment of women and children.
Tho question of the disposition ot
some of the world's fair funds arose
recently while Mr. Palmer was In
Florida. When word ot tho public
discussion reached her, she returned
here, determined tho exact balance
on hand and issued a statemont last
KILLING OF ENGLISHMAN STIRS U. S.
SENATE TO ACTION IN MEXICAN CRISIS
Top, Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice (left) and Senator Fall. Bottom,
Senator Shively (left) and Senator Clark.
The recent killing of William S. Benton, a British subject, by General
Villa has stirred the United States 6enate to action in the Mexican crisis.
The resolutions 'of Senators Pall of New Mexico and Clark of Wyoming
asking that the. rights of Americans to protection Mexico be empnasi7.ea
and calling for1- a complete report on conditions in Mexico are now being
considered by the foreign relations committee, whose chairman is Senator
Shively of Indiana. Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British ambassador to the
United States, js using the influence of his position to induce congress to
vtake-j?oroe action that-will saf eguard the lives 'of 'EnglisritvE'ens'and' other
foreigners in Mjjjico. . . , ,
English Athletes and American
Colony Bid Farewell to
London, Feb. 2S. Members of the
American colony and English athletes
gathered at the railway Btatlon to bid
farewell to the- American baseball
teams. The players all expressed re
gret that they could not stay longer,
where they had been extensively en
tertained at dinners, luncheons and
John J. McGraw, -in afew words
spoken from the train, thanked both
American and "English for the way in
which the tourists had been received
here. Among the,:other passengers on
the boat train were the members of
a Japanese government commission,
headed by Baron Kogoro Takaharia,
former ambassador to the United
States, which has . been- investigating
the Judicial systems of Europe and
expectB to continue Its work-in the
Mrs. Whitolaw Reid, widow of the
late American ambassador to Great
Britain, was also'on the train.
Springfield, Mass., Feb. 2S. Tho
following United States rovolver
league scores were- annouueed yester
day: March 17.
Portsmouth 987'," "Denver . Os
born , Columbus 1.057; Shellmound
1064, Springfield 1135; Citizens 949,
Seattle 1050; BelevlUe 1035, Youngs
town 1100; Chicago 1045, Troop D
966; Baltimore 1071, Pittsburg 1156;
Manlto 1047, Engineers; Olympic
1128, Boston 1107; Portland 1130, Dal
las 1010; Manhattan 1128, Philadel
phia 1074, Spokane 1113, St. Louis
; Colonial 1015, Providence wait
ing, Mapch 18.
Baltimore 1074, Portsmouth 958;
Denver . Osborn ; Columbus 1025,
Shellmound 1101; Springfield 114S.
Citizens 1002; Seattle 1064, Belle
ville 1005; YouugBtown 1086, Chicago
998; Pittsburg 1140, Manito ; Engi
neers ( Olympic 1138; Boston 1115,
Portland 112C;- Dallas 1107, Manhat
tan 1134; Philadelphia 1106, Spokano
1118; St. Louis Colonial 1111, Provi
dence 1109; Troop D waiting.
Pittsburg 1135, Baltimore ; Ports
mouth 903, Denver ; Osborn ,
Columbus ; Shellmound Spring
field 1130; Citizens 989, Seattle 1107;
Belleville , Youngstown 1057; Min
to , Engineers ; Olympic 1122,
Boston 1111; Portland 1123, Dallas
1022: Manhattan 1113. Philadelphia
1111; Spokane 1083, St. Louis Colo
nial 1109; Providence 1187, Troop D
916 Chicago waiting.
YALE SWIMMERS WIN.
Princeton, Feb. 28. The Yalt
swimming- team won the inter-collegl
ate championship from Princeton
here tonight by a score of 31 to 22.
Princeton won the water polo game
by a score of 29 to 24.
The inter-collegiate relay record
was lowered by 2 2-5 seconds, the
Yale quartette swimming tho distance
in 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Captain Cross of Princeton was de
feated in the last lap by six Inches.
McAlecnan of Yale, the Intercollegi
ate fancy diving champion, failed to
score in his event, while Cross of
Princeton, holder of the 100-yard title,
was beaten by Roberts of Yale.
WIDOW LOSES LIFE
TO SAVE DAUGHTERS
Spokane, Wash., Fob. 2S. Mrs. Stel
la Maries, a widow, lost her life early
today when she attempted unsuccess
fully to save the lives of her two
daughters, Helen, 4, and Gale, 7 years
The mother discovered her home in
Hillyard, a suburb, on fire, and after
arousing her two sons, .went to her
daughters' bedroom. The flames
spread so rapidly that she did not
have time to save her girls or escape
herself and the three bodies wore
found in the ruins ot- the home.
Two boys, 12 and 14 -years old,- es
caped by" jumping from tho Becond
Method for Solving Immigra
tion Problem Laid Before
U. S. Government.
New York, Feb. 28. Dr. Sidney
Gulick, a veteran missionary who re
cently laid before the United States
government a radical plan for solving
tho Immigration problem, spoke here
today before the League for Politi
cal Education. His suggestion is
that immigration be limited to 5 per
cent annually of the members of each
race already naturalized in the Unit
ed States with their American born
children. This rate, he points out,
would permit the entrance of all who
might come from North Europe and
cut down Immigration from south and
east Europe and allow only slight Im
migration from Asia.
Dr. Gulick is visiting the big cities
under an arrangement made by thJ
federal council of the churches- of
Christ in America, to present the
views of the missionaries to Japan
concerning American relationships
with the eastern races.
In his address today ho upheld Cal
ifornia's anti-Japanese agitation and 1
declared, that if permitted entrance,
millions of Asiatics would quickly
swamp our civilization and defeat the
American experiment in democracy.
"But," he said, "Japan's demands are
widely misunderstood. She does not
ask free immigration to America, but
she deprecates insidiouB and humijlat
Ing anti-Asiatic legislation, however
skilfully phrased." His fundamental
solution of the Asiatic problem was
to educate Asia to the western econ
omy and moral standards. "Unless
we raise Asia to our level," he de
clared, "she will eventually pull up
down to herself." 1
PEEPING TOM IS
SHOT BY STUDENTS
Mount Vernon, Iowa. Feb. 28. How
ard Manning, aged 25, is dead here
today, with a bullet wound through
his body. He was shot last night af
ter a chase by students at Corneil col
lege, who claimed that he had recent
ly been peeping through windows in
the girls' dormitory.
The coronor is conducting an Inves
tigation today, and arrests among the
students are expected.
KILLED IN FLIGHT
Constantinople. Feb. 28. Fethy
Bey and Sadia Bey, young officers of
the Turkish military aviation corps,
were killed today while attempting to
fly from Constantinople to Alexan
dria, Egypt. After leaving Daraacus
on the wajr to Jerusalem, the aero
plane broke down in mid-air and the
two aviators fell with it from a high
FROM SIX STATES
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 28. Repre
sentatives of the public utilities com
missions and railroad commissions of
six states west of the Mississippi riv
er mot in conference here today to
prepare a complaint against the
granting of a 5 per cent rate in
crease demanded by eastern roads.
Fully 90 per cent of" freight han
dled west of the Mississippi Is at
some time or other handled by the
eastern roads, according to the con
ferecsr"and should the 0 per , cent be
granted they say it will cost the ship
pers on this side of the river $40,000,
000 a year.
Clifford Thorne, chairman of tho
railway commission of Iowa, was
chairman of today's meeting. The
other conferees were H. T. Clarke,
chairman of the Nebraska railway
commission: John M. Atkinson of the
Missouri public utilities commission;
John M Kinkel of the Kansas com
mission; W. H: Stutsman, president
of the board of railway commission
ers of North Dakota and F. C. Rob
inson and J. J. Murphy, railway com
missioners of South Dakota.
CARD SCANDAL ENDS
IN SWORD DUEL
Paris, Feb. 28. A sword duel be
tween Baron Robert Le Vavasseur
and Count d'Heursel, fought In the
suburb of Neuilly today, resulted In
Barson Le Veavassour being wound
ed, one of the arteries fo his right
arm being cut.
The encounter is believed to have
arisen out of the recent card scandal
at the fashionable Jockey club where
Baron Le Vavasseur was allaged to
have been guilty of cheating.
At the preliminary meeting of tho
seconds of the two principals Raoul
Mourlchon, the explorer, and Jacques
Caillaud, who were acting for Count
d'Heursel, raised the question wheth
er Le Vavasseur's honor had not been
already so affected that he was un
worthy to fight.
Baron Le Vavasseur's honor, say
ing It was sufficient that General
Avon and he had consented to act
as seconds and they would therefore
take full responsibility for the hqnor
of their principal.
AMERICA TO ENTER
New York, N. Y., Feb. 28. America
is to make another attempt to cap
ture the international aviation cup.
The Aero Club of America announced
today that It hud cabled the entry
of one aeroplane for the contest,
Which takes place in France in con
nection with the international meet to
be held from September 20 to 27.
No pilot has been selected but It
is likely that Charles T. Weymann,
who won for America in England In
1911, will bo asked to represent this
RETURNS WITH BRIDE.
Mr. G. D. Jost has returned to this
city with his bride from Detroit,
Michigan. Mrs. Jost was formerly
Miss Bessie Lucas nnd is very popu
lar nmong the younger social set ot
Detroit, Mr. Jost has nuemorus
friends in this city where for several
years he was in tho automobile busr-uess.
PRESIDENT NOMINATES GLENN
Washington, Fob. 28. Tho presi
dent sent to the senato today the
nomination of Edward A. Glenn of
Missouri to be a member or the Mis
sissippi river commission.
Investigation by State Com '
mission in 79 Massachusetts 1
Cities and Towns.
PROSTITUTION PROFITS (itH
, v IH
Millions Invested in Establish '
ments Utilized for Immoral 1
Purposes Flagrant ,
Boston, Feb. 28. "The financial I
profit of the business of prostitution i H
is the principal reason for its exist If H
ence. No other form of criminal of- H
fense so flagrant and open and so .( H
harmful to the community would be H H
tolerated for a day In this state." jj H
These declarations are made in the ! H
report submitted to the legislature ;! IH
today by a commission appointed last 4 H
year, which has conducted a detailed I;
investigation in seventy-nine Massa-
chusetts cities and towns. H
The report says that millions of ft
dollars are invested In establishments H
utilized for immoral purposes and ' M
that "prostitution in all its ramlfica-
tions constitutes a. vast business ex- :
tending all! over the state."
Unregulated Halls and Parks.
The report emphasizes the dangers j
of unregulated dance halls, and recre- jt
ation parks. If
"The fact that one-half of the worn- & IH
en examined were ar.t.nally feeble 1. IH
minded," the report says, "clears the IH
way for successful treatment of a i IH
portion of this class. The recognition
of feeble minded girls at an early age
in the house schools would prevent f
much of the observed immorality f
among young girls.
"While the officials in no city In '
the state have openly adopted the j
policy of segregation," says the re- 1
port, "it is a fact that in certain
cities there are streets where tho j
business is conducted In much the 1
same way as if segregation was the , t
"In the larger cities the most flag- . jH
rant expression of commercialized ,1 jl
prostitution is in connection with cer- ,
tain cafes and saloons.
"The police take the position that j jH
they have no right to interfere if thf ji
letter of the law is observed." k
MRS. KUFTUM I
18 CONVICTED I
Poisoner of Husband Sen- ;
tenced to Die in Electric j
Chair in April. j
Little Valley, N. Y., Feb. 2S. Mrs. H
Clnthla Buffum, convicted of murder n, ll
in the first degree last night for pol- j
sonlng her husband, and sentenced t
to die In the electric chair in April, "
was awakened by Sheriff Dempsey f 1
before sunrise today. At 7 o'clock ;
Mrs. Buffum was started on her trip ''
to tho death house at Auburn prison. 1
She is relying on hor counsel, Pat- l !
rick C. Collins, who told her last j H
night: - . !
"Don't worry, now; keep quiet and H
leavo it all to me. You will never
die in the electric chair." ) 1
HANS KOHLEMAINEN I
TO BREAK RECORD j I
New York, N. Y., Feb. 28 Hans j I
Kohlemalnen, the distance runner, left i.
this city for Buffalo last night, where v
he will try to break tho one hour J,
running record, held by Jean Rouin
of France, against a four-men team b
tonight at the Seventy-fourth Regi- E !
ment Athletic association's winter' If !
SThe American record held by Sid H
Thomas Is 10 miles, 1.1S2 1-3 yards,-
' made on November 30, 1S89. ,
New York, N. Y., Feb. 28. With
$10,000 worth of valuables, the loot
of SO robberies, spread out on a f
table, Montague J. Pike, a young col-
lege graduate, who confessed that he F
was the thief, helped his victims iden-
tify their property at a police station
Pike, who says he is a graduate of fc
Wcslevan university, and a sometlml fj
dramatic critic and playwright, gained
admittance to his victims' homes by
posing as a health inspector. After
his arrest two days ago, he took de- j:
'octives on a tour of the city, point I
ing out to them the various homes ne j
had robbed. Today a long line ot f
men and women appeared at the sta- J
lion to identify such of the stolen p
propertv as Pike had restored,
"This brooch is yours, young lady, j;
or "this watch is yours, sir." said
Pike suavely, as the line moved past- jl
SOLDIERS ARE INJURED " t
Havana. Feb. 28. Three soldiers ; I
were serlouslv injured last night li
a powder oxploslon In Cabanas fort-
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