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llißrhe»t I>m|trrßinrp Wslfnlaj, f>4: l,OTve*t Wrifnw
d*> Meht. 42. I'or detail* of the wVnfhcv «co pase IT..
■ An Average of Only 63 Rainy Daj s .
Ia ■ '
Illegal Traffic Covering En-
tire Country Unearthed by
Detectives —Burglars and
Employes of Big Commer
cial Concerns in League
With Brokers — Indict
ments Are Returned in
New York and Others Ex
pected Throughout Nation
Dealers Prompt Stealing and
Offer to Buy All Loot
Delivered — Uncanceled
Cards Are Disposed Of by
Office Boys—Crime to Sell
Government Issue at Less
Than Face Value and
Jail Awaits the Offenders
WASHfNGTOME .inn. M. !"
*<-kmg- the <o;irttr> •■ In stolen
pecrtafpt Btfc ■"■«? s«= ,-eral
■ : ir.n.<> of dollar* ennnaHy. has been
■elfosed by postoffice inspectors,
whose i n \-*= - • wtrp reported to
■ to Post rtaster (Seneral Ifitchrock.
Tlt>v Involve okers m 4 «-on-
emplovea of business
concern* ti* ■ ihe United Bta>tea.
Through confessions obtained by the
insj . .if the bio , .
ose lv" 0 ;-'" invPFt'sai •
s Ipameij that stamps of. ell dashes
and defKin inations stolen by Btfrglare
from posteecM and embezzled by em
ployes from great buein«es hoeses and
mar:jf:K turing w.
purchased and resold by the brokers
at prices far be-low their faff valM* , .
The p<iFtal laws X a Time
punishable by Imprisonment to ppII any
vtimp Issued by povernmi'nt for
less than its fare value. Invesiigra
:is disclosed thn fact tliat. In addi
tion to selling? the stamps for less than
the ptipi for which they could );ave
been purchased from the government,
ih<> brokers km ■«■ that the stamps
ntre stolen when they purchased them.
Inquiries snowed that brokers, m
•otß4 Instances, entered into a coa
jtp;ia' ■ employes of business
ho'^ r ? ta baj at agreed upon
ai! tps the clerks could steal.
The first of a series of indictments
resulting from the investigation? was
handed down sealed in New York yes
The men lhdl<fted were Richard Fred
ericks, Irving ("Izzy' ) StveJ and .lohn
TR*FFI( IN >\\ I H\M I S< O
District Attorney Whitman fi^<= in
former] the pOTtoflkre department tliat
other will the stamp
jds. T! egmtlilK li'Midreds
of thourands of dollar* annually lih\p
b p f j n in \>\v York" city alonf,
lie illegal trafficking in stamps in
'on i uiii«-<f on rue -. < oliinin 7

fF ftuXt vKvnian Injured When Ho At
tempts to Circle Spires of
RHETMF. France, Jan. 22.—The
French aviator Charles Gaulard was
thrown to the ground from a height of
C4O feet by the rapsizin? of his mono
plane while making a flight today
around the Bpirea of the Hheims <.ath<»
dral. He sustained fceriOTie injuries.
but was alive wlipn pir-ked up.
German Officers Killed
BERLIN. Jan. i , :;.—"Another fatal
flying accUteQt occurred today during
the military manc-uvcrs near Burg.
Lieutenant Otto Schlegel and his pilot.
Lieutenant A. yon Rcfieele, were killed
falling to earth from a considerable
jCfet when the biplane collapsed on a
■terp curve.
• , ,—
I ouiproiniwe of tieirw of I anil Instate
Ottnrt l>v Action of Morrinou
- •
SACRAMENTO, Jan. &. —T contest
which Morrison, a local hoti man,
Wrought yesterday agai:.-i th-- will of
the late William Land, in wrhii i be al«
jeges "tncompetency and undue Influ
ence," automatically nullifies ■ oom
prooitse w . he ire of the jf^aad
wJe 1 : rancia i;. Land, a
I other, ' ■■■> bit itter was
■ <, get I ropping a copteaa-
L . la ■ eajL
* A provision in tbe ag/eetneni signed
M Kel I\e K> ■ns
.1., ■ - wit h Fra niis La no
his attorney, stanlex Moore, aancete
if any content is
hi.s will within ■ year.
"The People's A'en-s pa per , *
Former War Minister and Commander of the
Turkish Army Killed in Riots
Following Cabinet Crisis
CONSTANTINOPLE; 3an. 23. —N'azim I
Pasha, the former war minister and
fommandjr of the Turkish army, was
shot dead in a demonstration here to- |
night following a crisis caused by the
resignation of the Ottoman cabinet.
Enver Bey and Talaat Bey had given |
evplicit orders that no blood should be j
shed. But Nazim Pasha's aide de camp
fired from a window of the porte at
Knver Key and Taleat Bey, and they
returned the fire. .
Their bullets killed Xazim Pasha.
The events leading , to the day's roup
de.at are described as follows: Talaat
Bey visited Kiamil Pasha in the morn
ins? and urged h ! m to resign; Kiamil
refuMd t<-> r*>ply, and the cabinet roun- j
oil con timed to discuss the draft of
th* , reply to the note of the power?.
About 3 oV-'mlc in the afternoon!
Pie!*l Bej\ a young , Turk leader, ar.-,
i-'-'inpanied by five 'mounted officers, ar- j
rived at th» sublime pnrte. At the I
same m* -, merit several hundred persons'
suddenly jrathered and unfurled a flag , .
evidently by preconcerted arrangement, j
Then Enver Bey. mounted on a white
nnrpo. appeared, accompanied by Klazim
B e y. •who formerly was ambassador at
Vashincton. HaMl Bey and other staff
officers. TMsmoiintipß , at the doors of
the porte. be to see the grand
vizier, v hereupon the grates of the
were closed.
T«>!eat Bey summoned Xoradunsrbian
Kff«ndi this evening for a consultation
on the BerfcMje foreign situation.
All the < v >n.= tantii)op!e newspapers
• ■■•r l-plonjripg to the Young Turk party
have b*cn suspended.
Kari>- in the morning , all th" troops
loyal to Kiamil Pasha were sent lo
practice maneuvers in the vicinity of
Hill of liberty, outside of Constant!-'
nople, while a detachment, which had
trone o\-er to The committee of union
and progress, was sent to the sublime
A crisis in Turkish affairs i-ame to
day dramatic suddenness. The
grand vizier, Kiamil Pasha, and the
Ottoman cabinet resigned, and Mah
moud Shefket Pasha, formerly minis- !
ter of war and commander of the
constitutional army which enthroned
Mf-limed v as sultan, was appointed
grand vizier.
Yesterday the grand council pro
nounced in favor of peace almost at
any price. Today a vast crowd, drawn j
from all rlasHes. declared for war
rather than peace without Adrianople,
And because the crowd was backed by!
general public opinion, the Kovernm»»nt
surrendered and relinquished office. |
making way for the same men whom
the popular movement brought to the*]
top after the revolutions of 1908 and
1 :•><:>.
The resignation of the cabinet wa* i
announced in the fallowing official |
"The decision of Kiamil Pasha s cab- !
Itlfit, tak<"-n in response to the note
handed t<l the Turkish government by
the Kuropean powera, to abandon the
fortress of Adrianople and part of the
in the Aegean »c* and the con
kocatlon of an extraordinary assem- |
New Vice Revealed Shows
Wives of Respectable
Men in Net
Dlspatoh to Tbe C«ll)
NEW YORK, Jan. 23.—Cultured
young wives—many of them mere slips
of girls, scarcely out of their teens —
lave been shorn of their money and
jewels, corrupted and made slaves of
profession*! gamblers in the new phase
of the prevailing vice in New York.
According? to a high officer of the
New York*police, the apartment houses
<•{ Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx
are honeycombed by the evil g-enii of
the simple young wife out for a bit
of harmless fun.
The arrest last week in an apart
ment house in West NTinety-second
of two women, wives of re
si'»-i table and responsible business
m< n, is evidence of this form of gam
blins and the increasing evils It has
Only a few weeks before her ar
rest, a woman confessed to her hue
band that she was in debt thousands of
dollars. He paid the debts on her
promise that eh* wouM gamble no
..if. Mr thought the hsd kept that
- •• i Mtil he w.i? notified to go Lβ
tie police station mid bail her out,
'1"..c |i«>;ii (■ now have suspicion of
■ .. • purport? to be h school on the
■•■•-t side. Twenty apartment
bot)se* ere marked within one precinct,
bionable part pf New York.
\ Nazim Pasha, rvho ivas fci//ed j
! during riots that followed resig-
I nation of Ottoman cabinet.
bly of the grand council of the Otto- j
man eft Spire. to wh*<-h the cabinet's de
! cision was submitted — a course con
trary to the pres<)iptit-ns of the consti
tutional charter and, violating the
sacred rights of the people—roused the
Indignation of the Turkish nation, with
the result that the people made a dem-
I otfstration before the sublime porte and
brought about the resignation of the <
The council of ministers met shortly
before noon to give final shape to the |
note accepting the proposals of the j
powers. .About ?, o'clock people from
all quarter? began to gather in front of
' the gate to the Garnd Vizierate.
Enver Bey. one of the leaders of the '
j young Turks, who was identified with
jthe. campaign in Tripoli, and Xadje
\ Rev. a prominent unionist, arrived
' atom this time, and were deputed to S
| inform the cabinet that it must re
Enver Bey poon issued from the ;
vizierate and announced that he held
the resignation of Kiamil Pasha, which
h~ was taking to the palace. This was
greeted with tremendous cheering,
which, was frantically renewed an hour
Continued on Cage 2, Column 4
City Streets Deserted and
Extra Constables Guard
Threatened Town
(Sperfu] tHcnatrfe to The Pain
SAN MATEO, Jan. 23.—Residents of
San Mateo are terror stricken lest
Edward Delaney, the escaped lunatic
from Agnews asylum, should return
here to carry out his threat to slay.
The streets tonight are almost de
Delaney was sent to the asylum for
killing Rlley Bale. 18 years old, on the
street last April without cause. De
laney shot the youth without warning
and admitted that he had never seen
the lad before.
When he wa? sentenced he declared
he would return and "'get even*"
i" tii»-f nf Police Boland. who arrested
DilttteS after the killing, has sworn
In several additional constables, and a
careful watch is kept o:i all who enter
the town limits.
The entire countryside Is alarmed.
Isolated ranch houses have been aban
doned, while the residents seek safety
in numbers with neighbors.
SAX BEUXARDIXO. .lan. 2?,.— Stew
art \\ all, who fought a baitle almost
single handed against the Apaches in
1864 and killed 30 'Indians before he
fell, pierced with 11 bullets, died here
today. Wall w.is SI years old. came to
California in ISSI and was the first
town marshal of San Bernardino.
Luck Not With Him, So
After Taking $12,000 He
Lands in Jail, Where He
Admits Guilt — Likable
Young Fellow With Wife
and Child Falls for Samej
Old Game and Rues It
... ■ • i
Took Small Sum to Assist in
Paying Doctor When the!
Baby Came, Then Tried to
Win It Back on Juarez
Races—"Tout" Got Hold!
of Him and Downfall Was
Rapid From That Time
' WKLANP, .Ir.n. 23.-Frank T. Sears.
J for four ypars a trusted employe of the
, Union Savings bank. Thirteenth street
and Broadway, is confined in the city
jail and faces a penitentiary term for
embezzling over $12,000 from the in
stitution during the !a*t three years,
the entire sum having been squandered
on horse races. Sears was taken into
custody this evening by Inspectors R.
V. McSorley and Wi'Ha.m Kmigh and
I a warrant ch*Cfgfh& him with felony
: embezzlement was sworn to by Charles I
j T. Rodolph, vice president of the bank. '
"When Sears, who is 26 years old. was
confronted with trie procf of his pe<~u
| lationp he a -Mean breast of it
I and admitted that his s'lortjur** would
b.' $1.2.000. He had begun taking small
fums beginning with laet November.
to defray the expenses of illness in
his family. }]« then t>egan playing
the rates at .lucres, through a San
Francisco bookm*fce A -. When be won.
and he won a number t>t large jsuine, I
he would use that to offset his short
age, but never succeeded in getting
It is the old story of stealing larger
eusns with the hope of making a kill
ing at the races, but the longed for
luck eluded him. and he kept doubling
J his bets to retrieve the money already
j lost.
Sears, as a teller in the banking in
stitution, which is one of the largest
in Oakland, secured the large sum of
money by holding nut deposit tags
when money was placed with him. At
first he held out only pma!l sums, but
toward the last, when he began
doubling his bet". he kept ba<-k
amounts totaling into the thousands.
The largest single amount was 14.500.;
deposited in one sum, which he slole
on January 6. Other sums were for
$f>oo and $1,000. also single deposits..
The last money taken was January 17.1
when he took $437.5». It was at this
time the bank officials became sus
picious and his books were audited
and the shortage discovered.
Soars bore up well when the ex
posure came and rl?«l not break down
until tonight when his wif». Mrs. Mary
Sears, visited him. The couple have a
baby 2 months oW and 'nave been liv
ing at 7f>:' Thirty-ninth street. Mrs. j
I Scars went to the police station when
; notified of her husband's arrest and a
s*rl scene took place when she was
t»K*fl in to see him. Se*rs had already
C out I nurd on I'net 2, * oiumn c
AcoominodfitloßN From Sacramento io
Valley Dedication Tuesday
(Sperfei Dispatch ♦<"> The fall)
GRASS VALLEY, Jan. 23.—50 many
members of the B. P. O. Elks of north
ern California have signified their in
tention of attending the dedication of
the new |40,000 home of the order here
next Tuesday night that a special train
was chartered today to run from Sac
ramento to Grass Valley. Tt is ex
pected that between 400 and 500 vis
itors will take part in the ceremonies,
which will be conducted by Deputy Dis
trict Grand Exalted Ruler Richard
Belcher of Marysville.
AiignMe Van Blene Expires Suddenly
During Show
BRIGHTON. Kng., Jan. :.'}.—Auguste
Van Biene. the actor-musician, who
toured for years in America and Eng
land in "The broken Melody," died sud
denly during a performance here to
night. Van Biene was born in Hol
land in ISoO and appeared nearly 6.000
times in "The Broken Melody." winch
was produced in London for the first
time in 189^.
Putbto PrfMoner, Wanted Iβ Oklahoma,
Is Seriouely Burned
PUEBLO, Colo., Jan. JJ.—Homer Blue
Richards, who confessed recently that
he is wanted in Oklahoma for com
plicity in six bank robberies, today set
fire to the city jail, where he is con
fined. He has boasted that he will not
be taken fro mtbe Jail alive. Richards
was severely burned.
1 "An Independent Newspaper"
No Grounds for Complaints
Question of Fact Not Stated
of Matr Knox
that British vessels actually have been subjected to unequal treatment or
equitable toll. Secretary) Knox asserts, can the question be raised
whether the United States is bound by the Hay-Pauncefote treaty to
collect tolls from United States vessels and whether British vessels arc
entitled to equal treatment.
"Until these objects rest upon something more substantial than mere
possibility, ,, he says, "it is not believed thai they should be submitted to
arbitration. The existence of an arbitration treaty does not create a
right of action; it merely provides a means of settlement to be resorted
to only when other resources of diplomacy have failed. ,.
Therefore the secretary holds that it is not now necessary to discuss
questions of facts which have not arisen.
Collapse Occurs When Store
on Ground Floor Is Filled
With Shoppers at
Special Sale
MeKINNET. Tex.. Jan. 23.—Seven
people were killed and nine injured
when the three story Odd Fellows' build
ing, , occupied on the lower floor b>y a
dry goods and men's furnishing es
tablishment, collapsed late tod;ty. al
though the mayor says the loss of life
will be at least 36 dead when complete
totals are made.
A special sale was in progress when
the building tumbled and a number of
shoppers were said to have been in the
Pome of these escaped, but whether
others were caught beneath the Till
ing masonry has i:ot been definitely
Five dead bad b*%n removed from
the wreckage? six hours after the col
lapse, two others died shortly after
and of the 13 others injured three are
seriously hurt.
Fire started immediately after the
building collapsed, but was extin
guished within an hoar.
Vrrnie doves. th« nnly person
lipown to have c?<apcd unhurt, said he
believed "»0 persons were in the store
when the building collapsed.
One of the victims, 1C R- Presley, di
rected the firemen how to release him,
although he could not see them. He
was dead when they reached him. Mrs.
Mary Stiff, who was taken out alive,
but died within an hour, begged the
firemen to kill her, as the flames were
slowly cooking her to death.
L. W. Bush, a capitalist, is believed
to be pinioned beneath the wreckage.
N. R- Presley, who died later, told
those trying to rescue him that Bush
was on the opposite of the counter
from him when the building fell. A
few moments after the department
store fell the two story building ad
joining cracked and ewayed. The in- ,
matws barely escaped.
Clearing away debris was impeded
by lack of mechanical facilities. Nearly
the entire male population joined In
the rescue work. The loss is estimated
at about $75,000. So far as can be
ascertained the loss of life was con
fined to the department store.
Haitian I* Charged W Ith Abaudonneut
Hediiw He Won't (roiw Hall
and Mve With Mate
NKW YORK. Jan. :!3. —James P. Mc-
Donald, the uncrowned king of Haiti,
who heads mining and railroad enter
prises on the island aggregating $20,-
OOtt.OOO in capitalization, was today di
rected by Supreme Court Justice Gay i
gan to pay his wife, Edith B. McDon
ald, alimony of $400 a month. The
McDonalds occupied separate apart
ments in the fashionable Relklaire
hotel until November. IS>li, when Mrs.
McDonald sued for a legal separation,
charging , abandonment, because the
railroad builder refused to cross the
hall and live in the same apartment.
Summarizing the British objections
and commenting upon them, Secretary
Knox does not deny that congress has
the power through the president to vio
late the terms of the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty in its aspect as rule of municipal
law. That he says only would be
come a just ground fot complaint in
the event that the power Was used
against British shipping. It is the
proper exercise of this power, and not
its possession, which alone can give
One Man in Garment Work
ers , Strike Is Mortally
Wounded and Dozen
Others Injured
(SreWnl Dfrmtteh to The Ca)!>
XEW YORK. Jan. 23.—The war be
tween the striking garment workers
and employers, hitherto carried on
without bloodshed, took a serious turn
tonight when an automobile load of
detectives sent to guard strike break
ers in a Williamsburg shop opened fire
on a crowd of men. women and chil
dren, and precipitated a riot.
One man was mortally wounded and
a dozen others were injured.
Two others, all alleged to have taken
part in the gunplay, were looked up on
a charge of felonious assault.
The dying man is Joseph Milstein. a
olerk. The prisoners are Frank Samp
son, chauffeur of the detectives' auto
mobile, and Benjamin Wilson.
The strikebreakers w!io were the
passive cause of the trouble are em
ployed by Samuel Peck & .Son.
The automobile *vas following a
group of strikebreakers through the
mob of laborers who filled the streets
near the factory. The strikers, howling
and brandishing: clubs, bore down upon
the workers. Bystanders told the po
lice that the detectives in the car
leaped up from their seats, drew their
revolvers and began firing into the
The strikers, enraged by the fire
from the automobile, charged the ma
chine repeatedly and each time were
driven back.
Captain Daniel O"Connor of the
Brooklyn detective bureau heard the
shooting and brought men to the scene
and the police detachments charged
the mob and put the strikers and
strikebreakers alike to flight.
The Villain Getm lv His Work Before
Cblco Normal Play Starts
(Spwia! Dispatch to The Call)
CHICO. Jan. :Z. —The annual play I
and songs of class A of the state nor
mal school for the benefit of claas B '
was set for yesterday afternoon. It '
is an event looked forward to with a j
great deal of anticipation. But there i
was no play and no songs, it all hap- \
pened for didn't happen) because some,
one stole the play, songs and every- i
thing necessary for the celebration.
The class is endeavoring to locate the ;
Sma»hea Four Plelure*. Two by Un-
Mtuhlf, Iα National Cial»rry
LU.VDON. n. 2C.—A man attacked
the pictures in the national gallery to
day with a two foot rule. He smashed
the glass and damaged the canvases of
four paintings, two of them by Con
stable, before he was seized. The man
grave no motive for his art. nor did he
assert he wa? a supporter of the suf
fragettes. The pictures can be re
" g ***«'»iii— ~I Jti FORECASTS
Fair: lljtbt north wind, chancing to northwe»t.
V A.NTKD-- -Pn-ltlun by ietW'l m lodic *fd
wtmtm ta tafce far* of ebl1(l r f'i: thrwwzh'T
BARGAIN- -Oood, jreit'e lior«e. White, with har
nmm. $SO. Call 0. R.. 1220
/•or Continuation of These Advertisements
See Classified Pages
United States Holds There
Is Nothing Requiring Ar
bitration by Two Coun
tries at This Time, Great
Britain's Protest Having
Been Predicated on Possi
bility Instead of Actual
Condition—Hence Action
Suggested by British Gov
ernment Is Premature in
All Premises and Parts
Position of America Is That
Free Tolls to Coastwise
Vessels Are Nothing But
Subsidy in Another Form,
Which Protesting Power
Has Previously Admitted
May Be Granted—Result
of Argument Leaves the
United Kingdom With
Nothing to Stand Upon
in the Matter at Issue
WASHINGTON. Jan. C3.—Secretary
Knox's reply to the British protest
against th*- pxcmption of Anisricsn
coastwise shipping , from Panama canal
tolls assures the British government
that domestic coastwise trade will not
he permitted to extend operation into
foreign competitive fields.
The reply also gives assurance that
increased tolls will not be laid on
foreign shipping to balance the re
mifsi on to American ships. If Great
Britain i.s not satisfied with these
points. America proposes a special com
mission of adjustment.
The communication is devoted to the.
purpose of reducing to the smallest
point and number the issues upon
whicli the two governments failed tr»
agree, and as to these—only two—it is
contended that they are entirely sus
ceptible of adjustment by diplomatic
means and without recourse to arbitra
If this course should not prove ac
ceptable to the British government, it
is suggested that the whole contro
versy be referred to a. special commis
sion of inquiry, provision for which
was .made in the unratified Knox-
Bryce general arbitration treaty. That
convention was approved by the senate
with an amendment which curtailed
the power of the special commission of
inquiry to mere investigation and re
port and refused to permit the com
mission to bind either country to a
course of arbitration in Its findings.
Because of this amendment President
Taft so far has declined to consum
mate the treaty by exchanging ratifi
cations with the British government.
To meet the needs of this present
issue. Secretary Knox now offers to
give life to the treaty by an Immediate
exchange of ratifications, which won't)
insure the existence of a general arbi
tration treaty between America and
Great Britain after the lapse of the
existing: Hay-Pauni efote treaty June 4
next. As an alternative, the secretary
is willing that a commission be created
for the special purpose of ascertaining
the facts in regard to the effect upon
British shipping of the Panama canal
tolls act and the presidents proclama
tion on fixing the tolls.
Much of the secretary's argument
rests upon his contention that Sir Ed
ward Grey's protest, being made in aJ
vance of the issue of the preeldenfs
proclamation fixing the tolls. Is entirely
Inapplicable to the controversy In Its
present state, and that, as a matter of
On Sale at
Paul T. Carroll's
Gloves —Gray and tan. Mocha;
regular $2.00 quality 11.55
Regular $l.r>o gray silk lined $1.20
Underwear —Winter weights;
regular $2.50 silk and w001... $1.85
Regular $1.50 cashmere $1.15
Sweater Coats, Ruff Necks;
regular $7.50 quality $4.85
Bath Robes and Smoking Coats,
Vz, off the regular price
Fancy Vests. M off regular price.
Also reductions on all grades of
Shirts and Neckwear.
TJ.X Market *>t . opii. i. all Buildla*
"OS Market Strrrt. opp Third Str»*t
and -•" (.cur.v Mrect

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