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rv B I II B 0 A I Ji B A
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j Great Wealth Still Bur-
l . ied in Ruins in New
a York
( i'
i New York, Jan. 15. There Is prob-
2 I ably five billion dollars lu tho vaults
jj of the Mercantile Safe Doposlt com-
l ' panv now covered up In the ruins of
i 'v (he burned Equitable building, accord-
j! ing to an estimate mado by W. 13.
'3 Brennor, assistant treasurer of the
J Equitable Life Assurance compnny,
J which controls the Mercantile con-
i ' cern.
Five billion dollars is nearly twice
as much money as is In circulation
. In the United States. It would pay
r the national debt and leave a balance
' i greater than the combined fortunes
$ of John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Car
& negte and J P. Morgan. If tho fhe
, billions were divided among tho pop
ulation of theTJnited States each por
: son would get more than $50
i! I There are thousands of boxes in the
t, ' aults, and the contents Include
H stocks, bonds, securities, cash and
a 1 jewelry, representing practically the
' entire assets of about 40.000 Individ
uals, estates and corporations.
1 Pittsflold, Mass, .Ian. 15, -
j Michael Dnrkin, 35 years old, -
J is today celebrating for tho -f
p twentieth time his safe return -
I' from the operating table. Dur- --
4- Ing tho past 15 years he has
I, been under the surgeon's knife 4-
4- twenty times in nearly as 4-
"j 4- many different hospitals He 4-
4 has spent a total of 55 months
l 4- on hospital cots and has been
', under the care of -100 nurses.
'I, 4
j Rioting of Operatives at
Mills in Lawrence,
j I Mass.
Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 15. Disor
ders before the gato of the great text
ile mills of Lawrence became so fre
quent and menacing today that two
companies of militia were called from
f the armory to assist the police in
I controlling the turbulent foreign op
eratives. The uproar at thp mill
gates was so great that seven of the
i l big plants were Bhut down. Several
shots Into the air were fired by the
I police and some arrests wero1 made.
A dozen or more operatives were In
jured but none serlouslj'
It Is estimated that nearly 30,000
nands are ld)e, holf of whom are ac-
5 ; tually on strike and the others forced
! j out by the stopping of the machinery,
J The trouble, which began last Friday,
J when a mob stormed several 'of the
, mills and Injured employes and prop-
'' erty, are due to a general reduction
v in wages necessitated, the manufac-
turers say, by a cut in the working
' time from 56 to 5-14 hours a week, by
j a new state law governing establlsh
i J ments where women and children a.re
h , employed. The mills closed are tho
j Wood, Myer and Washington, con
i trolled by the American "Woolen com-
j I'any nnd employing 15,000 persons;
Jl 3 tt,e cotton mills of the Arlington,
15 Everett Pemberton corporation and
the mills of the La rence Duck, com-
'j paii7, employing 8,000 more.
i Other woolen and cotton mills, the
i J employes of which eggrogate 000,
are running on a small scale
1! It was believed that practically ev
i cry mill In Lawrence would be forced
I to close.
I The trouble today began with an
attempt by the strikers to rush the
r doors at the Wood worsted mills and
If the Prospect woolen mills. The at
i tompts at both places were repulsed
by the police, who used their clubs
v freely and made several arrests.
Tho strikers raided a train pf coal
j enrs and bombarded the windows of
one mill with chunks of coal Injur
' ing six operatives. Tho police then
j charged the" mob and fired into the
j nlr, but the 3hots did not scare the
I strikers and orders were given to
'j turn on the water in the mill hose. At
1 this time two companies of militia
under Captain Randlett were order-
ed out. Captain Randlett's orders
jj to the crowd to dlsperso wore not
jjf obeyed Immediately ad he ordered the
,i militiamen to charge with bqyonets
1 set. In the charge many of the bayo
J nets were pressed against tho crowd,
4 hut the militiamen were careful not
to inflict wounds. Two rioters wcro
t hurt, but not seriously,
g Battery C, Light Artillery, -was or
jf dered out half an hour later The guna
,f f the battery were unllmbcred,
j whereupon the crowd dispersed.
f Additional police were requested
:A from Boston, Lowell. Salem and else
I where.
f Vlncenzo Lamarest, v.-iio tho po-
,. lice saj , wan one of the most violent
;t in the crowd, was arrested, charged
v-'lth assault He carried a revolver
i and 32 cartridges, a long dirk and
Wi a stiletto. About thirty other "af-
P rests were made. '
KM no
ml ,. Waah!ngton. Jan. 15. "Nav.il bat-
mt ties of the future will bo wdn at n
lange of not Ices than seven jniles and '
within a .pcripd of four or 'five min
iiteflf. The American navy.' is train
ing. Its gunners to that end. Right
now thoy can hit -with aii accuracy
and rapidity that leaves little .doubt
as to the result of any fight in which
they participate," declared Beekman
Winthrop. assistant seorotarv of tho
1 navy, today.
"Wc want to get tho other fellow's
goat In the parlance of a marine
we want to hit him first, and his him
so hard and in such vital places that
he won't have any desire to mix it
when he gets ready to do his shoot
ing," ho added
"This Is the secret of the great
amount of time and the big sums of
money the department spends on
gunnery practice In tho battle of
Santiago we fired a shot once every
flvo minutes and made an average
number of 3 1-2 per cont hits I don't
recall that a single shot from a 12
or 13-inch rifle reached home. The
hits were all made by the smaller
caliber rifles at a range of a mile and
a half. Today any one of tho big bat
tleships or armored cruisers make
an average of 30 percentage of hits
with three and four times tho speed
at ranges running from flvo to oight
miles and all with heavy caliber ri
fles." oo
Was Built in the Time of
Cromwell by Thos.
Southampton, N. Y., Jan. 15. The
oldest framo house in the United
States is being razed today by work
men by order of tho authorities. It
uas built in 1G-1S by Thomas Sayre,
an Englishman who samo to this
country in Cromwell's time and was
one of the original settlers near
Southampton in 1G10. The Sayre
house Is in the center of tho village
and has long been a point of historic
With proper caretaking the old
houso would have stood for a century
yet, but it was allowed to decay and
All the material in tho old building,
with the exception of the glass, was
home-made The Umber, boards,
shinglos, laths and brick were turn
ed out within, a block or two of tho
house, and even-thejJialJs were man
ufacturod by the old village black
smith. Huge fireplaces warmed it
During the Reolutionarv war the
house was used by British officers.
The property is owned by a direct
descendant of Sayre.
Chicago, Jan. 15 Lightness ot
world's shipments ,gavo the wheat
market today a firm tone. Promise
of more seasonable temperatures In
the United States tended, however,
to restrain the bulls. The opening
was a shade to 1-Sal-1 higher. May
started at 100 to 100 1-S. reacted to
39 7-8 and rallied to lOOalOO 1-8.
Relief that a large number of
traders had been waiting for a break
to buy corn cheap made that cereal
exhibit strongth May opened a six
teenth to l-Sal-4-i up a Gi IS to C5
and roso to G5 1-S.
Although firm at the outset with
wheat and corn, oats eased off on
account of selling by lending ware
house concern. May started a shade
to 1-S Bigher at -19 l-Sal-4 to -19 1-1
and reacted to 49.
Provisions were firm. First sales
unchanged to 7 1-2 up with May
S1G.35 for pork; $9.60 for lard and
$8.80' to ?S.82 1-2 for ribs.
(Selling Price.) -
Ogdcn. "Utah, Jan. 15. Butter
Creamery, extra in cartons, 35c:
creamery, firsts, 3 He; cooking, 25c;
ranch, 20c.
Cheese Eastern, 13 1-2; Utah, 16;
Utah, mild, 15 1-2; Y. A., 17.
Egg6Per case of 30 doz.. ?S.50.
Sugar Cane, $G.G0; beet sugar,
KansaG City.
Kansas City, Jan. 15 Cattle Re
ceipts 12,000, Including S00 southerns;
market steady to 10c higher, native
steers. 5.25S.25; southern steers,
4.75S)G.2ri; southern cows and heif
ers, 3.00 1.76, native cows and heif
ers, 3.00G50, stockers and feeders,
3.758G.25; bulls, 3,505.25; calves,
4 50 dl 8.00; western steers, 4 757.00;
western cows, 3 00(55 00.
IogsReceipts 11,000; market
strong to 5c higher- bulk of sales.
G.0Q(jjG.35: heavj. G.SOG.IO; packers
and butchers. GloZC.40; lights, 5.S0
tf?G25; pigs, -1.255.25.
' Sheep Receipts 10,000; market 10
'fi720c higher; muttons, P..fiO04475;
'lambs, 5.50iZ7.00: fed wethers and
lvearUnse,v4.006.00; fed owes, -3.00
Chicago Livestock.
Chicago, Jan, 15 Cattle Receipts.
17,000; market generally 10c higher;
bceos, 4 75i?S,C0; Texas steers. 4.30
5.90; western steers. 4.ioS.2a,
stockers and feeders. 3.005.90, cows
and hollers, 2 00&G.70; calves, G.oOiTp
llosrs Receints 30 000- market slow
to 5c higher- Uzht, 5.3n "- mixed.
fl.lufaGV.S- henvv, p.10 C.-IJ 1 -2 .
rough. G.m77G.?.o- nlss, l.o0o.5p;
bull.- of Bales. G-Mffk-M- , ,
Sheep R"CPts 20,000: markot
strong to lOo-hlRUer: native, 3 40
Y..Q0: western. 3.03 5.00; veprHuw.
"5.30(5)6.35: lambs, native, 4.S0(.40;
western. 5257.4.
. ;.
l (Continued on Page Eight.)
Violet Buehler Has Been
Working as a Nurse
in New York
Nov.- York, Jan. 15. Violet Buehler,
the missing Chicago heiress, was ar
rested at First avenue and Seven
tieth street this morning, and taken
to the police station. She bad been
working Jn the neighborhood, the po
lice say, taking care of a sick woman.
Miss Buehler admitted her identity
and told the police that she came to
New York about a month ago with
the idea of seeing the world. She
declared that no man had anything
to do with her leaving home She
said that after her money began to
got low, she decided to get a position
and answered a newspaper advertise
ment for a nurse. She was employed
by 'Mrs Anna Brett, in cast Seven
tieth street.
For more than three wcelcs Miss
Buehler, who is said to bo heiress to
an estate worth several thousand
dollars, has been acting as a nurse
for tho mother of Mrs. Brett, as well
as doing light domestic work
The Brett family was astonished
when they found out who their ser
vant was.
Tho first news that the girl had
been found came from Chicago and
a detective was sent to locate her.
Miss Buehler said she was willing
to go back to Chicago and the polico
in that city wero wired for instruc
tor. Foster-Mother Talks.
Chicago, Jan. 15, Just what steps
will be taken toward returning Vio
let Buehler to Chicago has not been
decided. Tho police hold no warrant
for her. Aconfcrence will be hell
with Mrs. Buehler, the girl's foster
mother, late today.
As soon as It was learned that the
girl had been found, several detec
tives called on Mrs. Buehler, but she
was unable to see thorn.
"I hope to hear directly from Vio
let some time today." said Mrs. Bueh
ler later. "It is my wish that she
return without protest- 1 will wel
come her home."
Violet told detectives who found
her, according to reports, that her
friendship for a waiter named Jack
C. Clunc, was Responsible for her
' mine ,TnNew-Y.5rk-. ' - -
I-ater Mrs. Buehler said that she
was willing that Violet should stat
in New York, if she so wished.
"I will do anything to satisfy her
I want to know that she Is safe and
well cared for. I will bring Violet
back to Chicago if she wants to come
here," said Mrs. Buehler. "I am over
joyed to think, that "my little girl
has been found."
Mrs. buehler declared that she knew
of no man named J. C Clune, but
that a William Clowen registored at
the hotel In June, 1910.
"I cannot sav whether Clowen was
a waiter," said Mrs. Buehler. "He
was not living at the hotel at tho
time Violet disappeared and, so far
as I know, they wero not acquainted."
Mrs Buehler said she would start
to see Violet and declared she would
surrender tho girl to her real moth
er or take whatever other course was
for the best Interests of Violet.
The police explained today thai
thoy have received a clew that VIo
let was In New York, but delay lh
guaranteeing nayment of the reward
offered caused their informant to
keep the exact Information from
Mcsts Her Lover
After the girl had been taken to
the children's court, Clune appeared
In passing through the corridor (Vio
let saw him and, running to him,
threw her arm around his nock. Clune
bent forward to kiss her, hut Detec-
tlvo Mulligan pushed him away.
"None of that," exclaimed CMulIl-
Then he addod, "Who are you?"
"I'm a friend of hers.' said Clune.
"You wait hero; ou may be want
ed." said tho detoctlvo as he passed
with Violet
Clune said he had had nothing to
fear and declared he had gono volun
tarily to tho children's com I.
The girl shald sho had told her
foster-mother that she was going to
visit an aunt, Mrs. P. Davidson, in
Wisconsin, but, instead, boarded a
train for this city, Her idea in com
ing here was to "see life."
Miss Buehler said (hat she was
unaccompanied when she left Chi
cago, but Immediately afterwards told
about Jack Clune, a restaurant man
she had known In Chicago and whom
she met in this city soon after her
Miss Buehler said that Jack was a
fine follow and she hoped to marry
him somo day when they saved up
enough money.
The girl scribbled a letter just be
fore leaving the Brett home and left
In on the bureau In her room. This
note, written In load pencil, was giv
en out as follows by the police:
"Jack: Don't give up 'Hun.' I must
go. 1 will write soon as possible. I
am so nervous. 3ye bye "
A postscript ran:
"Stick to mo Jack, and everything
will be O. K."
Tho Bretts said thai Miss Buchler's
conduct v.'hilc she was with them wan
Police Inspector Hughos said he
was satisfied Violet had left her Chi
cago homo of her own accord. Ac
cording to him. Miss Buehler said
that she had Just got tired of her ;
homo and, having about $G0. had come
: to New York. Tho girl said she was
Just as anxious to get back home
now as sh0 had been, to leave.
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. ' . ' ICE1 WILL-BE HIGH.
Chicago. Juu 15. Although the ice
crop is the greatest in many seasons,
there is no prospect of it being any
cheaper during the summer months
than It has been in, recent years, ac
cording to local dealeis.
The ice, according to tho head of
one. of tho largest j concerns, cannot
bo harvested as easily this winter as
it has been in tho pasL The usual im
plements cannot "be jused and tho
weather Is too cold fpr the harvest
ers. All theso things add to the "cobt
of production" nnd consequently
there seems no cause for rejoicing
on the part of the consumor.
New York, Jan. 15. Executive
bends of two thousand corporations,
capltalired at one million dollars or
more each, have been been Invltod to
meet in Ne York early In Febru
ary to organlzo tho Soclet- for Pro
moting Efficiency. It Is expected
that more than ono thousand will at
tend The society Is to be national
"Efficiency," as tho society will use
it. Is another namo for '"scientific
management." ;
NEW YORK, Jan. 12. Princeton
and Pennsylvania will r,enew rowing
relations this year,! which they sev
ered in 1884. according to nnnounco
ment mado here tolghL
Cleared Up Iy Arrest of
Three Men in
Columbus, Ohio. Jan. 15. In the
arrest here today of two men, to
gether with the arrest of another man
at Clrclovllle. near here, local police
officials say the mysterious murder
of Miss Fannie Hagelganz, near
Circlevllle, throe yqars ago. maj be
cleared up.
Those under arrest are Henrv Ha
gelganz, brother ot the murdered
woman, and Edward and David 31c
Kinley, brothers, ofthte city.
They were arrested on the strength
of a sworn statement by Mrs. Louella
Roebuck that she heard her father,
Edward McKinley ahd the other two
men, talking of having killed Miss
Hagelganz, who was wealthy and
who lied. alone
She declared in her statement that
from the conversation which she OV
erheard, she gained! the impression
that her lather and uncle wereM'ald
by Hagelganz to assist in the murder
of his sister.
Redmond, Ore., Jan. 15 Passen
gers arrhing here today on tho Ore
gon Trunk line toll of a hair-raising
experience in crossing a tottering
bridge oer the Deschutes river yes
terday and of the presence of mind
of the conductor, T. U Russell, and
Engineer W B. Dixon.
The bridge supports had been weak
ened by the swollen river and while
the train was crossing some of them
gae way. With the bridge swaying
under him Dixon kept his train mov
ing over tho structure. All but the
last car had reached solid ground
when more supports gao way and
this coach left tho rails. Russell
hustled tho passengers Into tho next
car and out of danger
The passengers adopted resolutions
commending Russell and Dixon
London, Jan. ,15. Indications) to
dny point to peaco in the
labor world. ' Each side in the col
ton dispute in tho lancashirc dis
trict is anxious for a settlement. Ft
is understood that the employers
will consent to consider tho question
of an advnnce in wages in conjunc
tion with the withdrawal of the opera
thes' demands for recognition of only
union labor If an agreement is
reached it is probable the wages of
tho weaveis will be advanced 5 per
cont at the expiration of three
months. It Is believed also that the
difficulty -In the coal mining regions
will be adjusted eii6ily.
Peoria, 111.. Jan. 15 Dr. '
Goorge A Zellar. sunerintend-
ent of the. Illinois State Hos- -f
4- pital at Bartonville, expressed
the belief, in a loeture hero last
4- night, that a groat psychic -f-
4- wave of conscience and re- 4-
4- morse is sweeping the country. 4-
4- He was led to believe this, ho 4-
4 said, bv the confessions of
4 hundreds of Adams county. O . 4-
4- oters. the McNamam broth- 4-
4- crs. Henrv Clay Beattle. Rev.
4- C. V. T. iflcheson and Dr. liar- 4-
4- ry E. Webster. 4-
' 4-
4 J H4II
4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4- -f
4- TO DEATH 4-
4- Boston, Jan. In. Two wo-
4- men nnd two "Children lost 4-
4- their lives early today when
a lamp exploded In their attic 4-
4- bedroom in a tenement block
4- in the west end, sotting fjre t0
4- the block. 4.
4- ' 4-
4-4-4-4-4-4-4- 4- 4-44.
Episcopal Bishop Is in
Fayor of Capital
Albany, I. Y, Jan. 15. "Whomso
ever sheddcth man's blood by man
shall his blood be shed."
This wa3 the answer of the Right
Rev. Croawell Doane, bishop of the
episcopal dioceso of Albany, when
asked whether he believed in the
abolition of capital punishment, tho
question having been suggested by
the attitude of Gov, Dix and Col. Jo
seph F. Scott, state superintendent
of prisons who have announced their
belief that the death penalty should
'be abandoned in this state.
"Capital punishment is right" the
bishop said. "The objection to it is
sentimental. Those who have been
declaring themselves In favor of tho
removal of the death penalty over
look the one great significant In
structionGod's own word which I
havo quoted."
St. Louis, Jan. 15. National or
ganizer -McArthur, of the teamsters'
union, admitted last night that the
taxicab strike in this city was a fail
ure He declared, however, that the
drivers should remain out until the
companies aro forced out of business,
although they do not expect the com
panies to meet their demands.
Labor Leader Asserts
His Innocence in
Fresno, Cal., Jan. 15. O. A. Tveit
moe, JsecretarVrtreasurer of the State
Building Trad'es Council, declared his
innocence of complicity in a national
dynamite conspiracy, in his- annual
report, read before the eleventh an
nual convention of the council here
today. Tveitmoe, with Anton Jo
hannsen, organizer of the state build
ing trades, and J. E. Munsey, secre
tary of the Salt Lake Citv local of
the International Association of
Bridge and Structural Iron Workers,
was Indicted by a federal grand jur
in Los Angeles December 30th for
conspiracy to transport dynamite un
lawfully. "There will be no plea of guilty,"
he said in his report, "because the
men accused are not guilty, and they
refuse to serve as stepping stones
either for Mr. Fredericks, who has
his eve on tho governor's chair, or
for Mr. Lawler's Judgeship, or for
Mr Hearst's presidency"
John D. Fredericks is county dis
trict attornov at Los Angeles
Oscar Lawler was appolntod assist
ant attorney general of the United
States and put in charge of the fed
eial investigations which culminated
ip the indictments of the labor lead
ers. The McNamara case was reviewed
at length, a large portion of the com
ment being confined to an article on
thp Lo Angeles situation by Charles
Edward Russell, in which it wns de
clared that "tho McNaraaras thought
they wore fighting the battle of their
While not defending tho McNa
mnras, Tvejlmoc denounced tho pros
ecuting officials who conducted tho
McNamara case and characterized
the proceedings as "a blow aimed at
union labor."
"Union mon and woruon," tho rc
nort continues, "believe that murder
is the most horrible of all crimes,
and Hiat the takinc of human life,
whether committed hv In Hvidual. so
ciety, state or nation, in an ordinarv
brawl an industrial struggle, or a
corralled civilized war, is murder
"If labor should invoke as a law,
'An eve for an eve and a tooth for a
tooth ' the world would have a de
lugo of human blood, without a sav
ing Ark or a Mount Arnrat, but the
numberless Caesar's columns to mark
the final landings"
i I
' Aejatlc Exclusion.
Of Asiatic exclusion, Mr. Tveltmoo
said' "
'The oriental coolie question i3 fa
from settled. The present Chinese
exclusion act has proved wholly in
adequate, and the gentleman's agree
ment with Janan is anything but sat
isfactory. Chlriesc coolie laborers
aio coming In by tho hundreds and
thousands, disguised as businessmen
and students. Another evil of large
pronortions is the almost dallv arrival
of larcc numbers of Japanese wom
en Tho Hindu Influx has been
checked to a certnin oxtont. How
ever, this subject will be dealt with
more in detail by reports from the
Asiatic exclusion league: and. when
they aro considered, your secretary
treasurer vecommends that tho con
ention tnkp definite and proper ac
tion in support of the Raker bill,
now nendlng before congress. '
m 'is charged
Kansqs City. Jan. 15. Charles K.
Bowman, the' Indiana farmer charged
with the murder of four persons on
tho Bernhart farm near Olathe, Kas.,
in December, 1910, was spirited away
from tho police station in Kansas
City, Kas., yesterday and taken to
Olathe, where he was nrrnigned to
day. His preliminary trial was set
for February 13.
Two separate charges, both of first
degree murder, were filed against
him by prosocutlng attorney C. B.
Little. One charges him with tho
death of Mrs. Emeline Bernhart; tho
other with taking the lives of Georgo
Bernhart and two farm hands.
Bowman was not represented by
counsel. He was committed to jail
without bond and was brought back I
to Kansas City, Kansas, after the
arraignment. Bowman will try to
prove that he was in Arkansas at the
time of tho murders.
BOSTON, Jan. 14. Charles Wil
liams of England, world's champion
racquet player, and William Ganley
of the Tennis and Racquet club, were
victors over Jack Souther of Phila
delphia, professional, and Fritz
Glockor of tho Tennis and Racquet
club, in a match game of racquets at
the Boston club today. The match by
games resulted: 15-10, 13-15, 7-15,
15-11, 5-15, 18-13, 15-5.
Supreme Court Upholds
Constitutionality of
the Law
Washington, Jan. 15. The consti
tutionality of the employer's liabil
ity law, 'passed by congress in 190S
today was upheld by the supreme
court of the United States in all cases
before it The court also decided that
state courts may enforce that act
when local lawB are appropriate.
This was the second and finally
successful attempt of congress to
change the old common law rule tha,t
an employe of a common carrier could
not procure damages from the car
rier for injuries received in his em
ployment when the Injuries resulted
from the negligence of a fellow ser
vanL The first law, that enacted in
190(5, was declared unconstitutional ia
190S, because It embraced within its
terms a regulation of intrastate as
well as interstate commerce.
Tho- opinion, was announced by Jus
tice Vandevanler.
The decision was unanimous and a
complete victory for the government
on every point.
The case has been under advise
ment since last February. Justice
Vandoventer declared that congress
had the right to regulate the opera
tion of Interstate railways. Con
gress had not gone beyond its power
bv prerogating tho common law rule
that an employer was not liable for
the injuries resulting to employes by
the negligence of fellow servants, he
"No one had a vested property
right in the common law," said the
He found that the present law did
not regulate intrastate commerce and,
thorefore, was not objectionable on.
that ground. No objection was found
in the fact that the act did away with
thp doctrine of ''assumption of risk"
bv employes and restricted the doc
trine of "contributory negligence."
When the War in Trip
oli Is Over There Will
Be Another War
Vienna, Jan. 15. Considerable sen
sation has been caused In political
circlos here by some recent speeches
delivered by Baron Fuchs, the Cleri
cal leader, who declared that Italy
is arming against Austria and when
the war In Tripoli is ovor, tho king
of Italy must cither light Austria or
go into exile
Baron Fuchs also Insisted that the
Intimate lolatlons which have for so
long existed betweon Austria and
Gormnny are becoming weaker as the
result of Austria's failure to support
her ally during the Moroccan crisis
He likewise complained that Austria'
relations with the Russian empire had
not been well handled.
Baron Fuchs is said to have de
manded an explanation from tho Aus
trian foreign minister, Count Alois
I ea von Aehrcnthal, of the difficul
ties between Austria and Germany,
of which ho said he possessed ac
ourato knowledge, but the foroign
mlnlstor maintained absolute silence
on tho subject. Baron Fuchs, there
fore considered that he was nerfoct
lv justified in expressing publicly his
j dtssntisfaction with Count Ton Ach
renthal's foreign policy.
Stockton. Cal.. Jan. 15. J.
C. Sterling, former cashier of
-- the Union Safe Doposlt bank --
and one of the best known men
In the country, pleaded gul- -f
tv todnv to a chargo of era- -J-
bezzlomont of $300 and was
-f sentenced to serve five years
4- at San Quentln. J
. .
President Calls the Post-
master General to I
White House
Washington, Jan. 15. Postmaster j'l
General Hitchcock, who last night 1
gave out a statement saying he would 1
recommend rto congress government ) A
ownership and operation of all tele- i
graph lines, was summoned to the '
Whlto House by President Tift short
ly after 11 o'clock this morning. j
The pronouncement In favor of
government ownership and operation,
of tho telegraph lines as an adjunct
of tho postofflce department stirred '
official Washington today as few ad
ministrative acts have in recent years.
Tho postmaster general's statement ' (
was news to the White House and is i
said to have caused the greatest sur- ! $
prise there. This was evident when t
effortB were made late last night to 1 '
recall the announcement. These ef- I
forts, however, did not qome from. I
Hitchcock. He was out of 'the city I
when the statement was relealed and i 'f
did not return until late last night- W
Then he went immediately to his ' W
apartments and would not bo dls- i flr1
turbed j j. J
Senators and representatives gen- ' jj
erally did not learn of the proposed If
recommendation until they read the i .
papers today. When they reached
the capitol all were discussing the
matter and many divergent views ; i
wero expressed.
Most generally discussed of all the '
reports early today was one that '
piessure might be brought to bear
on Mr. Hitchcock not to make the
recommendation So far the matter l '
has not progressed beyond a dec- j
laratlon by the postmaster general -
that he would make such a recom- . ?
mendation to congress, with a state- i
ment by him giving reasons for the 1
proposed acquisition of the telegraph g
The postmaster general was lato In . ;
reaching his office this morning, al- ' j
though there were many urgent calls ,
for him. There was no disposition at ,
tho capital today to avoid any sori-
ous consideration of the proposed
plan. j
"The question of government own- t
ershlp of public utilities is a - great !
one that needs long and careful con- '
slderatlon," said Representative Moon
of Tennessee, chairman of tho post- 1
office committee. "If- Postmaster H
General Hitchcock's plans aro em- jjH
bodied in a bill to be introduced in 'H
congress and tho bill comes to this mk
committee it certainly will be given 'H
thorough investigation. Such a pro- 'H
posal never has been before congresB H
that I know of." H
Senator Bourne of Oregon, chair- H
man of the senate committee on post- H
offices, "reserved comment until he H
had time to read the details of the IH
postmaster general's plans. jH
"On the theory that the telegraph jH
is a part of tne mails, it seoms to '
me that it would not be out of placo H
for the government to own the tel- H
egraph lines," said Senator Culloin mmm
of Illinois. t Jmm
Senator William Alden Smith of VmJM
.Michigan, said: jH
"I have steadfastly opposed the W
government ownership of the public H
utilities for manv years. The pros- H
tlge enjoyed by American citizens is jH
due to their unhampered individual H
initiative, but, as a natural appurten- UH
ance of the postal system, I have felt H
that tho telegraph could be more ap- H
proprlatcly operated by the govern- M
ment than any other branch of In- H
dhidual business." IH
There as a disposition among some H
senators today to credit the icport IH
that Mr. Hitchcock's action might tW
mean a break between him and Pres- lH
ident Taft and an alignment of Mr. jWM
Hitchcock with those who aro urg- M
ing the candidacy of Col. Roosevelt m
for the Republican presidential nom- JW
inatlon. This, however, was but ono jmWM
of half a hundred theories discussed VjM
about tho capitol. H
'Bolt Out of a Clear Sky IH
New York, Ian. 15. The anuouuee- JjM
ment from Washington that Post- m
master General Hitchcock is about to WtW.
recommond goernment ownership of H
telegraph and telephone lines was ro- J9M
ceived with surprise by officials of W9M
the big telegraph and telephone com- IH
panies here. H
"It is a bolt out of a clear sky." W
declared Theodore N. Vail, president M
of the American Telephone .t Tele- W
graph company and of the Western m
Union. "Whether the government W
could run telegraph companies eco- W
nomlcallv is vedy doubtful," contin- W
tied Mr." Vail. "The experience of H
Great Britain is not favorable." JmWM
Mr Vail said that'there had been IB
no conference on the subjoct and not IH
oven a suggestion had been mado to jB
tho companies here that such a prop- IH
osition was being considered by tho MM
postmaster general. W
Edwaid J. Nally, vice president and H
general manager of tho Postal Tele- W
graph-Cablo company, did not be- H
Hcvc congress would favor Mr. Hitch- MM
cock's idea, y mW
"In mv opinion," he added, ine H
country is not prepared for such a H
step 'if the government is to -take H
over our public utilities, should not H
bigger things be taken first? Surely H
tho railroads are bigger thanHho tele- H
graph." mM
Taft Not Displeased. M
Washington, Jan. 15 After Post- jH
master General Hitchcock had been In H
conference with President Taft for H
more than an hour today an author- H
Itatlve statement was made at the H
White House that there had been no H
triction between the President and H
the postmaster gonoial ovor tho lat- H
ter's proposed locoinmeiidntion that H
tho government acqulro and operate jH
all telegraph lines as an adjunct of H
tho postal system. ; mM
Fort v-four slates have adopted an IH
age limit for the employment of-,chll- MM

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