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iMfti I the Mexicans
ofcSSg? Dse,"Tw- s- Pence
A Angeles and S w?enson, ot
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(4 . ine three men roronti,.
'8 ! Th? tlfr FrCe Amer'n Loans.
J tiJt V r?? mc" have Pointed out
R t hfs rJii tf?Ct f,th Plication o
' Si i ibaB rcsultcd n forcing the
cotn Vy !llWa' Amerlns in Jlex-
J lco by a system of forced loans or
1 i ffiLvZv0 PrC,Ure PonsTwa"
, They have urged upon the state de-
PJartment IhaL the only means of
a -i jnoeting the difficulty was to turn To
H ' nortldr PraCtlC0 of PermltUnS lie cx-
fl I cm. mmS and a,ntlon to both
HI -J Bides without restriction.
m 1 Would Ameni Pmi-, n
l: Tt r"' Ame"d Proclamation.
Iflf ad bc(m. Pointed out by state
IN department officials that under the re-
m cent neutrality proclamation the gov-
5f rnm,(;nt ls absolutely forbidden to
Mn , permit war supplies to go to the In-
iJjjjL Biirrectos. An effort vIll bo made to
,.. have the senate committee rccom-
fl , m.en.cl either an amendment or the
Hi I ' withdrawal of the proclamation.
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j M "Washington, Dec. 11. Senate:
s Met at noon.
m ft Interstnto commerce committee tc
M A be called to framo anti-trust laws.
,- T Omnibus appropriation bill to be
Ve called up.
2,' A House:
Sii Mot 'at noon.
fjw WayB and means committee an-
K nouncod dates of tariff hearings.
r m ev"' York bankers continued to tes-
' ;1 tify before the money trust commit-
9 tee
I ' I New Haven investigating hearings
r t continued before rules committee.
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i Chicago, Dec, 11. The American
I : league magnates, at their meeting to-
day, were asked to waive on Outfield-
er Corriden of Detroit, upon whoso
release to Cincinnati depends the
t many-angled deal planned to put Joe
1 Tinker, the famous Chicago shortstop,
f in commnnd of the Reds and make
g Frank Chance, erstwhile "peerless
( leader," of the Cubs, manager of
the New York Americans.
Frank Farrell. owner of the Yan
kees, intimated that Chance would
be has manager, but stated that as
the latter has not been signed, he
must maintain silence on the sub
ject It was practically arranged that
1 Tinker, accompanied by Loudermllk
and Chapman, or some other Chicago
s battery, will go to Cincinnati as man
i nger, in exchange for Mitchell, Phe
lan, Corrldon, Humphreys and Knlsoly.
I To procure Corrldon Chicago hav-
ing insisted on getting a shortstop
:j before letting Tinker go Cincinnati
was to release Chance to Detroit and
Farrell proposed to buy the "peerless
leader'' from the Detroit club.
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New York. Dec. 11 The world's
altitude record for aeroplanes was
broken today by Roland G. Garros,
the French aviator, who ascended 5,-
' S61 meters (approximately) -9.032
feet The flight lasted 11 minutes, 6
seconds and was carried out In clear
' t weather.
The best previous accepted record
was 17,881 feet, mado by George La
.Gagneux on September 17 last, at
Villacoublay, France.
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San Francisco, Dec. 11. More gold
Jace glittered on the decks ot the Pa-
I clflc Mall liner Peru, In today from
Panama, than has been seen in Pa
clflc waters since the visit of the
American fleet on its trip around the
world. .
The vessel brought fifteen generals
of tho Nlcarnguan Insurgent army,
who took passage at Corlnto. Ban
ished bv tho victorious government,
thoy were obliged to leave their side
arms ashore, but they clung to the
gold lace.
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U Washington. Dec. H--1"1
iTaft Is considering an offer of the
Kent professorship at the Yale law
school Tbo place, which has been
vacant for several years, and was
filled last by Professor Phelps, at one
time American minister to Great Brit-
Taft an,?T rmaIiy temlered lo Ir
ier wfth h.c ha?,talked over tho of-
decision1!3 CablDCt' bUt arr,rcd at
ayear.Kent endowmen- Pays 55,000
New Haven, Conn.. Dec. 11 Pres-
dent Hadloy of Yale did not deny
con?eUoer Dad, been an l
dent Tan? n th?, subjecl oi 'Pr'
ff . v.ta accPt,ns the Kent pro
fessorship of law at Yale. H0 did
saj however, that the matter had
not been formally acted upon in any
Will Explain Rules For
Collections For Out-
of-Town Checks
Washington, Dec 11. Walter B.
Frew, chairman of the New York
clearing house committee, today re
sumed the stand before the houro
money trust investigating committee.
Samuel Unterins'cr, counsel for tho
committee, had concluded his exam
ination ot Mr Frew yesterday, but
the banker desired to discuss further
his views of clearing house regula
tions wjilcli require banks to charge a
fixed collection fee for out of town
Frew to Explain.
Chairman Pujo announced that the
committee had decided to allow Mr.
Frew to make an explanation.
Mr Frew put into the record a re
port by the committee on inland ex
change of the clearing house associa
tion, showing tho cost of and the
charge for making out of town collec
tions during 1911,
The roport showed a profit to the
banks on such collection charges of
$97,000 for tho year. It showed the
total charges for collections as $2,
139,551, and the cost of making col
lections as $1,176,102. In addition to
tho cost of collection the report also
charges $2,5C9,241.7S for share of
rent, postage, salaries, etc., and $296,
460 as loss of interest.
Mr. Untcrmyer confronted the wit
ness with a lottor from Frank A. Van
dcrlip, a Now York banker, stating
that the bank suffered a loss of about
$2,000,000 a year on out of town collections,
Mr, Frew declared that "he did not
wish to criticise Mr. Vanderlip."
Mr. Untcrmyer was eager to discov
er what Mr. Frew know about the at
titude of New York banks towards de
mands of out of town depositors for
their money during the 1907 panic.
Mr. FreW denied emphatically that ho
ever knew of tho New York banks re
fusing to allow the country banks to
withdraw their funds.
Samuel Untermyer, counsel for tho
committee, led Mr. Scudder through
an examination, tho object of which
was to show that of millions of shares
of block traded in upon the stock ex
change, only a small percentage actu
ally were transferred. With that ob
ject in view tho witness presented ta
bles and figures to show that the en
tire capital stock of some concerns
had been turned over eight or ten
times a year, while about S per cent of
the sales generally were bona fide
The committee has concluded Its in
vestigation of tho clearing bouse sit
uation, said Counsel "Ontermyor.
W. E. Frew and F. K. Lister of the
New York clearing house explained a
report on exchange charges for out
of town checks made by the inland
oxchango committee of the clearing
Stock Exchanges.
"We will now proceed with tho
stock exchanges," he announced.
Lawrence W. Scudder, a public ac
countant of New York City, who pre
pared tables of all transactions In
certain stocks of tho New York Stock
exchange at the request of the com
mittee, produced tables and diagrams
which he said showed the number of
shares of stock listed, tho number
of shares sold on the stock exchange,
tho high and low prices and the num
ber of shares of stocks actually trans
ferred on the books of the company
of tho following firms-
United States Steel corporation,
Reading railroad, Erlo railroad, Rock
Island railroad Consolidated Gas, Un
ion Pacific, Hocking alley, American
Can, American Smelting, Amalgamat
ed Copper, Colorado Fuel & Iron.
Brooklyn Rapid Transit, California
Polroloum and Mexican Petroleum.
The tables covered the period from
190C to date. On an average, Mr.
Scudder said, tbo entiro stock of
Reading was sold 30.9 times a year.
Washington, Dec 11 Price-cutting
by monopolies or combinations in one
locality to drive competitors out of
business In another is to be imme
diately considered by tho scnato
committee on interstate commerce.
Several anti-trust bills now before
the scnato contain provisions similar
to that embodied lu a new measuro
introduced yesterday by Senator
Clapp. He will urge that other fea
tures of anti-trust legislation be tom
porarllv laid aside and that tho com
mittee concentrate its efforts upon a
single plan to preventing Interstate
corporations from selling goods in
one locality at a different price than
another, except insofar as freight
rates influence the price.
"This plan is an incomplete feature
of the legislation that can be disposed
of without taking up the whole trust
problem," said Senator Clapp today.
"The supreme court has recently sus
tained several state laws similar in
Heart of Cincinnati Is
Menaced Damage
Cincinnati, Dec. 11. Firemen wero
today still playing water on the
smouldering ruins of the Gibson ho
tel, tho Rendlgs-Lothmann depart
ment storo, W. L Douglas Shoe com
pany and tho upper 10 stories of the
17-story Union Trust building, which
wero wrecked by a fire last night.
Heart of City Menaced.
The fire menaced tho heart of Cin
cinnati's down town district, and loss
es estimated at from $S00,000 to $1,
000,000 wore suffered.
So far as known there was no loss
of life, but nine persons are reported
Injured, nono seriously.
Scores of persons were Imperiled,
but heroic work by volunteer rescu
ers saved them. Forty-five scrub
women wero in the Union Trust build
ing when tho fire started and a score
of these wero prisoners of the flames
until rescued by olevator men, who
ran the elevators through the flroand
Hotel Guests Escape.
All the guests of the Gibson hotel
are believed to have escaped. They
were notified of tho fire in ample
The fire was discovered in the false
work of tho new portion of tho Gib
son hotel In the rear of tho build
ing, which had been partly torn away
to permit of reconstruction.
Fire Spread Rapidly.
The fire spread with remarkable
rapidity and In a few minutes at
tacked the wooden wall built along
the back of the Gibson hotel proper.
From there It spread to tho Rendlgs
Lothmann building and then to the
Union Trust building and the ndjoln-1
lng stores. The Gibson house man
agement estimates its loss at $350,
000, Rondigs-Lothmann, $100,000, the
Douglas Shoe company, $25,000; Mis
souri Pacific Railroad company offi
ces, $1S,000; Union Trust building,
The contents of numerous offices
In the Union Trust building were de
stroyed and this may bring tho dam
age up to $1,000,000.
Washington, Dec. 11 President
Taft will leavo Washington at mid
night December 19 for Key West,
Fla., whence he will sail on the aft
ernoon of December 21 for Panama on
tho battleship Arkansas.
Mrs. Taft, Secretary Hilles, O. P.
Taft, the president's brother, and
piobably several other persons will
be in the party.
The Presldont is expected to reach
Washington on the return trip Decem
ber 31.
This will bo Mr. Taffs fifth visit to
tho Panama canal zone It Is believ
ed that he will offer to Colonel Goe
thals, builder of the Panama canal,
the civil governorship of the zone. He
will also consult Colonel Goethals as
to subordinate positions in the zone
government, which must bo filled be
fore tho canal Is operated.
Although dofiulte arrangements for
the trip had not been mado early to
day, it is probable the battleship Del
aware will accompany the Arkansas to
and from Panama. The president
probably will reach Colon In time for
tho Christmas celebration.
In will be the first Christmas since
ho became president that ho has not
spent In the Whito house.
Chicago. Dec. 11. Members of the
California society of Illinois today de
cided to charter a steamer to follow
the first ship through the Panama ca
nal, as one of the ships In the Indus
trial pageant.
The California society of New York
has been invited to co-operate with
tho Illinois organization In carrying
out its plan.
Permission will be asked from tho
war department to bu the first ship
to pass through the canal after the
war vessels Tho society of Illinois
will attend both the Pannma-Callfornla
exposition at San Diego and the Panama-Pacific
international exposition
at San Francisco in 1915
Pittsburg, Dec. 11. With tho melt
ing pot at white heat and molds wait
ing for tho liquid metal, Glacluto Do
Carrlo and his wife were arrested to
day at their home In Braddock by
secret service operatives.
Tho officers confiscated many coun
terfeit half dollars.
Newman, Ga., Dec. 11. Reiterating
his charge that his wife shot him to
obtain bis life insurance. Eugene
Grace today filed Biilt for divorce
against Daisy Oplc Grace.
At her trial hero several months
ago Mrs. Grace was acquitted and
return to Philadelphia to live.
-fLO i.
Brigham City, Dec. 11. After being
roleasod from prison a few weeks,
Alex Wanlcss. Jr.. of Garland, 1b again
in tbo tolls on charges of forgery. It
was on thlB chargo tbat Wanlcss was
sentenced to seven months In prison
early in the year, nftcr having drawn
heavily on Brigham business men. In
the last few days Wnnloss has written
checks against an Imaginary check ac
count to the total of $600, one check
being for $200 It seems that ho was
successful in making away with tho
money each time he .wrote a check, so
that when ho was arrested he was ap
parently penniless. Ho was tried be
fore Judgo Denmark Jonseu In this
city yesterday and was again sentenc
ed to prison, being given a six months'
term and a fine of $299. Ho was giv
en the privilege of serving out the
fino at tho rate of $1 a day. The Judge
Imposed tho maximum penalty.
Servians Surprised at
Attitude of Austrian
Paris, Dec. 11. Servla will insist
on obtaining a port on the Adriatic
sea, for a maritime outlet Is neces
sary to tho life and the future of
Servla, according to ex-Premier Nova
kovltch, tho principal Servian peace
plenipotentiary, who Is now on his
way to London. He made this decla
ration In an interview with a corre
spondent of tho Temps and added that
Servla was surprised by the enigmatic
and disquieting attitude of Austria.
In spite of the menace of Austria,
he continued, Servla was leaving her
troops In tho territory they had al
ready conquered
Referring to the interview ho had
just had with Raymond Poincaro. the
French premier, M. Novakovitch said:
"I have the conviction that the just
claims of Servla will be firmly and
efficaciously supported by tho powers
belonging to the triple entente
France, Great Britain and Russia."
rrogressives From All
Over Country Predict
Future Victory
Chicago, Doc 11. Committee meet
ings and a lovo feast for Progressives
without official designation occupied
the time of the new party members
at tho second day of their conference
Spokesmen for many different parts
of the country mado five-minute ad
dresses at the lovo feast, which was
very enthusiastic. Predictions of a
Progressive victory four years hence
wero greeted with cheers.
The gathering shouted and applaud
ed when Arthur R. Hundley of Alaba
ma declared.
Alabama Has Two Lorlmers.
"In Alabama tho Republican party
Is marked with the brand of Cain be
cause It attempted to murder Its po
litical brother."
He also declared that "Alabama now
has two Lorlmer Senators."
Congressman-elect Henry W. Tem
ple of the Twenty-fourth Pennsylva
nia district reviewed tho fight in his
state. Ho declared that in the next
campaign opponents of tho Progres
sives would find It impossible to put
as many obstructions In the path of
tne new party as llioy old during the
last contest
Plans wero for tho national commit
tee to go into executive session this
afternoon and disposo of business re
lating to finances and the spreading
of the Progressive propaganda by lit
erature and speakers. Several plans
have been outlined for the commlt
tco"s consideration.
Editors to Give Publicity.
Editors of newspapers today are
considering methods for obtaining a
wider publicity for the party. A com
mittee was selected to wait on the
national committee aud urge the es
tablishment of a publicity bureau. It
has been suggested that a bureau sim
ilar to that conducted In New York
during the last campaign be perpet
uated. Plans for tbo establishment
of the new party magazines also were
Colonel Roosevelt spent the morn
ing in his room receiving callers.
At noon ho attended a convention
of the Women's Progressive party.
Mrs. John F. Bass and Miss Jane Ad
dams spoke.
The colonel today declarod that ho
had not been asked to go to Idaho to
testify In the contempt proceedings
against the owner and several editors
or the Capital City news Whether
hi; would go If asked he did not say.
Wanted Gas Shut Off.
Wbllc the executive committee was
In session an open meeting was hold,
at which various delegates spoke. Al
lison Stocker, chairman of the state
central committee of Colorado, sur
prised the meeting when ho roso and
declared that the "gas" ought to be
shut off
"I came hero with the Idea that
there was work xo do and that we
were going to do It," and Mr. Stockor,
"but I have heard nothing but
A. L. Garford, national committee
man from Ohio, declared that the ex
ecutive committee was bard at work
and that the plans which this com
mittee would suggest would bo taken
up at a meeting later. Speaking was
thereupon resumed.
Members of committees were ap
pointed as follows:
Nows sorvlco committee Alexander
C. Moore, Pennsylvania; G. B. Daniel,
Culirornla; N. T. Chroson, Nebraska;
James Ferris, Illinois; Henry J. Al
lon, Colorado.
Judge Landis Discovers
Its Use in Michigan
In 1815
Chicago. Dec. 11. The origin of tho
"recall" was discovered by Judgo K.
M. Landis of the United States dls
trlct court yesterday In the suit of the
government against tho Economy
Llcbt & Power company to restrain
the latter from building a dam across
the Despialnes river. The point at is
sue Is the navigability of the stream
and accounts of early explorers figure
In the testimony.
A letter dated June 20. 1S15, from
Governor Lewis Cass of Michigan ter
ritory, to Washington officials, advo
cated the granting to British subjects
the same privilege of trading as thoso
given American citizens.
"This will secure us the right," the
letter read, "of recalling thorn when
wo find their machinations Injurious."
"There wo have the origin of tho
'recall' Idea," Interrupted Judge Lan
judge makes
Landis Calls Oleomar
garine Compromise a
Compound Felony
Chicago, Dec 11. A difference of
opinion between Federal Judgo K M.
Landis and officials of the United
States treasury department at Wash
ington developed today in regard to
tho investigation begun hero by the
federal grand Jury as to violations of
the Internal revenue law by oleomar
garine manufacturers.
When Judge Landis learned that
government officials at Washington
had been negotiating with the oleo
margarine manufacturers for some
time to compromise back taxes ag
gregating $1,511,000 by the payment of
$100,000, ho made the following state
ment "Congress In its wls&om has given
the secretary of the treasury and tho
.commissioner of internal rovenuo tho
legal authority to make such a coin
promise. If they want to compound a
felony and compromise a crime at 7
cents on the dollar they havo the le
gal right to do so I can say no more
as to my attitude on tho matter, ex
cept as it may be lnforred from this
statement "
Against Witness Quig-
ley in Dynamite Trial-
Now in Custody
Indianapolis. Dec. 11. William H,
Quigley. Detroit business agent of tne
enrpeuters' union, today was held to
the federal grand Jury on the charge
of tho district attorney that ho had
committed perjury as a witness at tho
dynamite conspiracy trial. He was
taken Into custody by a deputy Uni
ted States marshal.
Charges of Forgery.
Charges of forgery developed first
at tho "dynamite conspiracy" trial to
day over a letter alleged by the gov
ernment to refer to proposed explo
sions at Detroit in 1910.
The letter, which tho government
stated It procured at Detroit ten days
ago, purported to have been written
by Quigley and to refer to plots to un
ionize trades In Detroit by blowing up
non-union jobs.
Expert Testifies.
Herbert Wood, a handwriting ex
pert, testified the letter was in Quig
loy's handwriting. Quigley took the
stand and said the handwriting was
not his and that the signature was a
forgery. District Attorney Miller re
fused to dismiss Quigley, whose ar
rest followed.
Tho letter was addressed to Hiram
Cllnc. Munclo, Ind., business agent for
tho carpenters' union, and slated that
the Detroit explosions which local of
ficers of tho carpenters', machinists',
aud Iron workers' unions were alleged
to havo Jointly plotted "have been call
ed off" because Charles Wachtmels
tor, an Iron worker, hnd "talked too
Fourteenth Defendant.
As tho fourteenth of the 11 defen
dants to appear In his own behalf,
Michael J. Cunnane, a Philadelphia
official of the International Associa
tion of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers, next testified.
He asserted ho had been associat
ed with J. J. McNamara, president.
Frank M. Ryan and other officials of
tho union, but he never had discussed
with them any plans for th cso of
violence or dynamite on nonunion
"Before McNamara was takon to
Los Angeles had you knowledge that
dynamite or nitroglycerin was used
on nonunion jobs?" asked W. R. Gray,
counsel for Cunnane.
"Never heard of It until McNama
ra's arrest."
Helped Settle Disputes.
Cunnano said his appearance bc-.fore-
tbo International union's execu
tive board was not to discuss dyna
miting, but in connection with pro
posed "local option" for the Philadel
phia union, bo that the members might
work for tho contractors who main
tained open shops elsewhere, regard
less of the strike.
Cunnane said ho helped settle many
disputes peaceably. Cunnane, who Is
charged with Implication In the al
leged Illegal transportation of explo
sives because of letters he wrote to
McNamara, explained he requested fi
nancial aid to unionize Jobs by lawful
In connection with the letter the
government reiterated Its charges that
Charles Wachtmolster had been paid
$100 bv Hiram Ollno as the carpen
ters' share of tho expenses and that
Ortle E. McManlgal, directed by Her
bert S. Hockln, was to blow up vari
ous structures with nltro-glycerin but
that Wachtmolster hnd becomo intoxi
cated and had talked too much.
Frank J. Murphy, of tho Iron Work
ers, Clarence E Dowd, organizer of
tho International Association of Ma
chinists, and William K. Bonson. then
president of tho Detroit Federation of
Labor, were charged In the indict
ments with having knowledge of tho
Detroit plots.
Benson Discharged.
Benson later was discharged on tho
government's motion that Benson had
withdrawn from tho union and that
the cvldcnco against him was not
Robert G. M. Ross, now an employe
of tho government in tho Hawaiian
islands, testigled that Quigley wrote
the letter to Cline at Muuclc, Ind.,
to adviso tho latter that It was "too
dangerous" to cause the explosions
because of Wachtmelster's actions.
Grand Jury Investiga
ting Operations of De
Luxe Book Agents
Boston, Dec. 11. Extensive opera
tions of the "de luxe" book agonts In
Boston and vicinity were Investigated
today by tho Suffolk grand jury- The
authorities desired to ascertain wheth
er false representations were made by
book salesmen to prospective buyers.
Chief Inspector Swain and Inspect
or Barber of New York, who conduct
ed an investigation in tnls section last
week, planned to put whatever evi
dence thoy have obtained in tho hands
of Assistant District Attorney Daniel
Mclsaac, who ls directing the state's
It was expected tnat three promi
nent women who clalwi thoy wero
swindled would testify.
Indictments charging larceny aud
conspiracy wero returned by the grand
jury last Friday against three agents,
Walter V. Dunton, Frank L. Daniels
aud George W. Fisher.
Washington, Dec. 11. Intermarriago
between negroes or persons of color
and Caucasians would bo prohibited
under a joint resolution Introduced
today by Representative Roddenborry
of Georgia. The torm "negroes or
persons of color" is defined In the
bill as any and all persons of African
descent or having any trace of African
or negro blood.
The measuro was rcforrod to the
Judiciary committee, of which Repre
sentative Clayton of Alabama, Is
GET $5,000 PRIZE
Minneapolis, Dec. 11. Joseph P.
Nash and Charles Bridgoman, of the I
firm of Nash and Brldgeman, Clydo
Park, Mont., today wero awarded the
$5,000 first prize for tho best five
bushels of wheat exhibited at the
Northwestern Products exposition
held here In November. The grain,
which Is of tho Turkey Red variety,
was grown in the Shield River valley,
seventy miles north of Yellowstone
The grain went slightly over 60
pounds to the bushel and in grading
received a score of 92. In labora
tory tests, however, which consisted
of "milling and baking, tho grain re
ceived a test of 101 0.
New York, Dec. 11. Charles II.
Hyde, former city chamborlnln, con
victed of bribery In connection with
tho manipulation of city funds, was
sentenced by Justice Goff today to
servo not more than threo years and
six months and not less thnn two
years In the state prison.
Tho justice, however, granted a cer
tificate of reasonable doubt nnd Is
sued a stay of execution, agreeing to
admit the prisoner to $25,000 bail,
pending argument of his appeal.
British Keeping Eye on M
Suit Against Trans- M
Atlantic Lines. fl
Waahlngton. Deo. 11. The waru- '1
lng In Sir Edward Grey's Panama noto H
that tho British government will pro- '
test further lu case on attompt Is iH
mado to enforce that section of tho H
Panama canal act which prohibits the H
uso of tho canal by railroad owned rH
or trust controlled ships may, it Is H
thought here, indicate a formidable H
union opposition here to any attempt H
by tho government to extend tho pro- H
visions of the Sherman anti-trust act H
beyond tho confines of tho United H
States. M
It is known that tho British em- H
bassy is closely watching develop- H
ments In the pending suit against the H
trans-Atlantic steamship lines, al- H
though It is not oxpectod to defer a IH
formal protest against that attack IH
against British shipping In the United H
States unless legal proceedings como H
to an end against British companies. H
Germany Attempting Monopoly. H
The German government is attempt- H
lng a monopoly In petroleum, regard- H
less of the fact that this may be con- H
sldorcd a violation of the Sherman H
nntl-trust law, nnd the French, Italian H
and Austrian governments are admin- H
Istering thoir tobacco monopllcs with- IH
out the slightest fear of tbo outcome H
of the Investigation about to be made H
by a select senatorial committee. H
May Be Concerted Action. H
All theso govornmonts are proceed- H
ing along parallel Hues, though of IH
courso there ls no oxtcrnal evidence H
of concerted action up to this point. v H
Foreign Opinion. IH
Commenting upon the foreign opin- H
Ion, tho secretary of foreign af- M
fairs said: H
"Hopes and anxlctic3 havo varied H
from day to day and may continuo H
for some time to vary. It is difficult H
to say anything without causing un-
duo pc86lmi8in or raising hopes which H
might subsequently bo disappointed. j H
Tho rotations between tho govern- H
ments of tho powers are amicable, the H
diplomatic situation Is favorable and H
the anxiety is lest some untoward H
accident should occur." H
"When once the conversations in H
London have begun and the rcpreson- H
tntlves of the powers aro in a position H
to discuss the questions around the l
l tablo they will be In closer touch ' H
I and there should be less danger of ' H
; any one's drifting apart from the oth- H
ors and unforeseen points of difficul- i tM
ty arising. I VM
"We trust, thcroforc, that the con- I H
vorsatlons of the ambassadores will H
begin as soon as possible." H
England to Facilitate Settlement. 1 H
Emphasizing that it is the inten- )l
tion of the government to facilitate H
an exchange of views on the powers, H
especially those of any of the great H
powers concerned, and that the con- ! H
vorsatlons would not constitute a con- H
ference. Sir Edward Grey added, that, VM
should a formal conference be found H
opportune or necessary, It would pre- H
sumably meet In Paris, as the sug- H
gestlon first emanated from Promlcr ' H
Polncare of Franco. ' M
London, Dec. 11. Elsie Howey, mil-
Itant suffragette, was sentenced today H
to two months' imprisonment for turn- H
lng in false alarms of fire last night. H
Counsel representing tbo govern- tM
ment described the defendant as "one H
of a band of Buffrngcltcs who are at f H
present trying to terrorize London," ' H
Elsie Howoy told tho police magis- H
trate the only way In which the gov- , ll
ernmont could stop tho women was I H
to givo them votes. '' H
That tho suffragette attack on tho H
fire alarms was a concerted one Is '( H
indicated by tho fact tbat in Man- ( M
chestor, Birmingham and other cities ' U
similar outrages Wore committed. tM
All tho fire stations in London were
Inundated today with postcards bear- VM
ing the suffragette colors and Inscrib- J H
cd "Votes for Women!" "Extinguish ji H
us if you can!" (
oo It H
Newark, N. J., Dec. 11. Sullen and IH
without counsel, the three so-callod ' IH
mountaineers arrested at Dover, N. J., ., jH
last night, charged with writing ' H
threatening lotters to Woodrow Wll- J' IH
son, arc locked up as federal prison- I H
era, awaiting preliminary examination j jH
Monday. U IH
Two aro brothers, Peter and Jacob i H
Dunn, 24 and 26 years old respective- H
ly. The other is Seeley Dovcnport H
42 years old. I IH
According to the postotflcc inspec- , H
tors who made tho arrest, Peter ac- j H
cuses Jacob of having done tbo writ- ' IH
I (
When arraigned beforo a commls- IH
pionor last night all of the men pro- i H
tested ignorance of the letters. jH

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