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i ' i I ilk n..t - (Mutt Mil, i S'-k'jU -Mfnan ptstii- -(3tj .SaciotialPM n II HTTunza currency 4 B.u fll ' " illnun Harmon quotations T Onpp. r ?2R 50 (,r ilns higher LUertcik teal- Stocks lrrejrular HOME EDITION N WE1THEH FORECAST. M Paw and west Texas, fair; Xnr Mex ico, fair, slightly warmer; Arizona, fair. LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. single corr FIVE CENTa EL PASO, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 16, 1916. DELIVERED AVTWTlnrtE 60 CENTS A MONTH. 1 6 PAGES TWO SECTIONS TODAY. DOCK BLAZE COSTS MILLIONS; 2 DEAD? ' vk Jr Advocates Thorough Na tional Defence; Denounces Wea Policy In Mexico. ELIHU ROOT FLAYS ' MEXICAN POLICY Speadiers Indicate Unhealthy Conditions Of Domestic And Foreign Affairs. N I H)RK. Feb. K The Repub lican state convention today unanimously adopted a Dlatform intended as a kev note for the Republi- in national .campaign, endorsed the Whitman Mate administration and earned T' S vena tor James W. Wads Morth, Jr. Gov. Chas. Whitman. Fred- rn 1. Tanner and elate senator Elon R. J imn, Republican leader in the senate. i ih "Bi- Four" to represent New 1 ork state in the national convention. The prim ipal points in the platform doptcd. were Advocaij of complete preparation for i lu common defence, economy, mdus-m-.I and financial as well as military. including a recommeiidatronrfor a naval inral mff and substantial strength uiinir of tne naval and miltlar forces f (ha United States. Mexican I'oilrj Ilenounrrd. I "enunciation of tin Wilson poller nu jinini as one or inconsistent .ii irresponsible interference" Bdm ilemand for the protecticW-ofMMIr' mi tlirhts In Mexico. Mtl.r hr . M"-nsible Mexican government or iliwiugh cooperation with other Ajner an republic. , Denunciation 'of the bill to grant ln .1. pendence to the Philippines? which ilr. adv has. passed the senate, as an abandonment of the duty of this na i ion and a breach of trust toward the ' lulippuies leading- possibly to the seizure of the islands by a foreign in er " demand for the "restoration of ' c Republican polic.v of a tariff com- iishioii" and for "adequate measures '", the qmrk upbuilding of an Amerl- n nitrchant marine " I' rite I'nrm Credits. Meisurea advocated by the platform lnde development or farm credits hi amendment to the federal reserve i to avoid possibilit) of inflation of 1 1 1 in- . Ue wish to continue on terms of ' ",', ..?;? frllhiP with the whole "'lil, the platform declares, -and we i.. .it the movement designed to malic "singly difficult and improbable a ...it to force in the settlement on In . rn itlonal difficulties. But we assert n e right of America to oppose any vto ' 'Vnil ,?T. lnt?ntional agreement to wbn h It is a party and Us duty to insist P"n the security of the laws of nations. ue advocate complete berparedness for he common defence economic, tndus- ial and financial, as well as military." Hoot ot Kndorard. Pi lor to the opening of the conven tion a proposal to submit to the dele r.'te",..V" name ot E1,nt' oot as the Lepubliian presidential candidate was I. .eated in the committee on resolu- r, T."nlon Paces Crisis." t .'" " ied. 8tatl' fac" one of le a l.t or,.t,cal periods in Its history si nd the destiny of th r.,hii- !- J iriiuiv may be determined in the next Ti'Ui years, senator Jin tv io.j. rth. Jr.. told the rm,o.. .",-" i klllg as its Wrmmnl -I... '' Wad.wortb decided that W for the ,"7 ar theTjnlted lutes would r'i in tl e dentha nr th t.i--i , ,., , of industrial denreiuilr.n .S .?... rrote.tive tariff was needed to pre- 1 t h!JnfTre,c.ee"ted. mdustrlal invasion I, ,ln ted States at the close of I - "'"iggie iie criticised the admln- ijuons Mexican and Philippine pol- ' i sajing that "rightly or wrongly" . i..iie of other nations regarded Mrifii mi, today as "lacking In deter- II .11..1, i.i, king in virility, shrinking i. .ii th..se tesponslbllities and oblga- u.iiwbkU must come to every na- TU ?J.Cx,n? onJnt""aI defence Wads worth declared that while the Demo crats, were attempting to reach some ..ui lusion on this great question, their leader was displaying his agitation, his H.u ertainty: dIowIiik hot and cold." The reserve rund of the national tifistiry is in a "precatious condition" t ml tiie speaker Kllbu Hoofs Great Address. The Democratic national adminlstia tTr.n has failed lgnomlnionsl in th cnduit of both foreign and domestic iffnirs during the president of Wood tow llson. and conspicuously so in he case of Mexico. Threats have been rn ide and not enforced; warnings given rl- to he Ignored by. their recipients. I the world's respect forfeited through knowledge that, should th ' m'ed Mates endeavor to protect the "Khts of Its citizens it would be un able to do so. 'J hei-e are among the convictions ex rn.FMd by former I'nlted States sena t .1 hlihu Root, recognized as a strontr r ipsideiiilal possibility, in his address s temporar chairman of the con . ntlon Taking up foreign relations he ttuned firt to the Mexican problem. ieiewing. amid hejrtv i hi era, the slt V Ulon at the time president Wilson v inaugurated. "His duty then was plain." Mr Root cil.ired 'It was, first to ue his t'.'Viers afa Tiresfdent to secure protec- li'.a for thi lives .ind property of (Continued on pace IS, Col. 3.) t" 'Preparedness" Also CALLS The War At a Glance W H1LI2 France and Flanders are the fields of military activity that just now command chief attention, the oper ations of the Russians in their Caucasus campaign are developing notable points of interest The newest development comes with Petrograd's announcement of the capture of nine of the forts of the Turkish stronghold of Erzerum. the chief city of Turkish Armenia, where it is said 80,000 men are locked up with not more than two weeks' provisions. The British Mesopotamlan armies appear to be making little progress. Food Prices Atiroud Soar Prices of foodstuffs continue rising in Great Britain under war conditions. From the beginning of the war the increase has been 47 percent. The British hoard of trade, which issues these figures, declares that the increase In more impor tant articles of food in Berlin has been 83.4 percent and in Vienna 112.9 percent. Intend to Populate Servian Macedonia Almost Exclu sively With Bulgarians. London, Eng.. Feb. 16. -Servians liv ing In Servian Macedonia are belna" driven from their homes, exiled forever. by the Bulgarian conquerors who plan to m.l,t. th. cntored rmintrv to nopulate the captured countrv ex cluslvely with Bulgarians in otder to spakt ttR teqjtra pare .secure. Further, TOniiTrtwiitrnrnjiiTi nave reisseu vu wivn the American Red Cross to carry out I relief work in the conquered territory, according to 1U naru scneuens, an American, of Croton, ' Conn., who lias been serving; with lad PagvtB con tingent. Schellens has just arrived in London from Uskup Causes Intense Hardships. Ten davs before he left Cskup. sajs Mr. Schellens, the Servian element was put in a panic hj a Bulgarian procla mation ordering all Servians who had resided In the country no longer than the two paat jears to pack up and leave. The period was expiring the day he left .No. exceptions were made in this order old people, children, ba bies, women expecting to become moth ers, the sick and wounded This, ho s.is was the last act of a course of hstematic discrimination against and persecution of the Servians, which in the dead of winter, with the roads In 'rii.,..i iti ..I7 .&n Ik. .llgUUU. LUHU1.IUI1, wuuau u.VAii t..u death of many on their lwg march through bleak country thaf had been lobbed of its food supplies. Ited ( rust Aid Jtefused. ' If there ever was a country that needed relief." said Mr. Schellens, "it is Servian Macedonia. The American Red Cross was willing to do this work. It has plenty of money and there Is a big supply of com, wheat and othir food stuffs stored up in Rumania to draw on. But the Bulgarians did not want us for relief workers Their .excuse Is that the wor,k would interfere with military operations." Mr. Schellens pay8 a n'Rn tribute to the Bulgarian peasantry. He found them a kindly honest people and fins tvpe nhvsically. The have universally the highest regard for America and Americans, owinz to tile glowing talcs received from Immigrants. Officers and Soldiers Unlike. "There is enough difference between the soldiers and their officers," con tinued Mr. Schellens. "to make them seem of a different race. The eoldlersl are short and stocky. Their officers are rather tall and of a different type of features. In fact, the soldiers are the real Bulgarian stock, while the officers are largely of foreign Inter mixture And the difference in char acter is just as marked. "The soldiers did many kindnesses to the Servian unfortunates when their officers weren't about But the offi cers are brutal toward the civil pop. ulation and most of all the Serbs." Pans, France, T'eli 1. An appro priation of T.xiT.OOti.OflO fran-s for the second quaiter of 1S16 Is provided for in a bill introduced! today m tle cnam. bcr of dejiutleB by Alexandre Ilibot, mlnimer of finance Of this amount, but 6."7,000,00 francs is'fdr military purposes. CANADA'S WAR BILL IS TO BE .$250,000,000 Ottawa. Can., Feb. IS. Sanction lot an additional war appropriation of IS.IO.OOO.nOO' and other measures . for raising money for the needs of the dominion military forces will be asked by the Canadian government at the present session of parliament These additional financial necessities were announced before' the house of com mons today by Sir Thomas White min ister of finance,- In his annual budtr. t speeah. From the beginning of the war to Januat, last. Canada's war expendi tures of ir.0,000 troops has been 1158 -000 000. said the Minister, and now with ;r.0 more enllstel and 5no.ui i the totaLauthorlzed, the prime minister ""-- - '"." ior opeiations 1 during the coming vear BULGARS EXPEL ccdd nneiiTc ICE IR BILL E8CESF1NCE KSIFllCES I SEIZE Effll , I Forts of Chief Turkish Ar menian City Fall Under Attack, is Eeported. London, Eng., Feb. 16. Erzerum, the strongly fortified and principal city in Turkish Armenia, has been captured by the ' Russian besieging army, ac cording to Reuter'"s Fetrograd oorre stwndent A Russian official communi cation late Tuesday announced nine forts had been captured by the Rus sians. MI.IHK) Men on Short Rations. The Enerum fortifications extend in a straight line for 24 miles along a ridge intersecting all important roads from the Caucasus. It has recently been stated that the Turks, under Ger man direction, have constructed new forts to the right and left of the old fortifications. A dispatch to the Giornale d'ltalla from Fetrograd, dated February 1, said that German field marsal von Iloltz was in command of the Turkish troops at Erzerum and that there were 80.000 men locked up in the city with pro v Isions for only a fortnight. A dispatch to tne central ruewa irom Amsterdam , on February 3 said that Turkish re- Krzerum. had been beaten off by the Russians and that SO wounded Turkish officers and 5090 wounded men had arrived at Trebizond. .linn Long Been Turk Possession. Erzerum, the principal city of Tur kish Armenia. Is situated on a larKe , Iilain- about 600 feet above the sea. n Jas ueiongea to rurKey since tne early part of the 16th century and has iiisuieu as u. uumarK ui vrmtsma III the Russiad wars. Col. Shumsky, the Russian militarj critic, was quoted on ex-iV1". . a saving that hnpOr- I tnnt motive or tne present active opera tions h tlte Kuseians in the Caucasus was to relieve the pressure on the British in Mesopotamia and ultimately to form a. iunetu-irtn-Un Jtr)Wnlu avhah I v Ilia 1"&lVf nn BRITISH ATTACK IDT FALL BACK Berlin, Gf-rmanv, Feb. 6 -Th..e at tacks bv the British in eff'-its to re cover the trenches southeast of Vpres, In Belgium, which thej lost to the Germans, are announced fo aimy head quarters. All the attacks are declared to hae been fruitless, as were thosa of the French in attempts to resin pround lost northwest of Tahure in th Champagne ENTEITFJENEI BELGIAN PLEDGE Havre, France Feb 16 The allied powers, signatory to the treaty guar anteeing the Independence and neu trality of Belgium, have decided to re new the agreement not to end hostilities until the political and economic inde pendence of Belgium Is reestablished and the nation is indemnified for the damages suffered. CANADIAN ADMITS HE ENLISTED MEN IN U. S. Snokane. Wash.. Feb. 16. Declaring he had been unable to pass physical examination for enlistment in the British army and that he wanted to do something for his country. E. J. Brooks, . a Canadian, admitted Tuesday ho en- i r listed men in Spokane for service in tne British army. lie was neiu tor tne; fl..nl .....,) A.tw In innntl hnnH ' Brooks said he had offered Americans $35 a month for service In the army, but denied ho had any authority from the Canadian government to recruit soldiers In the Vnlted States. BRITISH SHIP FIGHTS SUBMARINE AND ESCAPES Xew Orleans, La. Feb. 16. The crew of the British steamer Baron Napier, a mule ship vvhich arrived here today from Alexandria, Kgvpt, brought stones of a battle in the Mediterra nean on January 17, between - the Baron Napier and a German submarine. In which the steamer escaped. WINSOR APPOINTED U. S. COMMISSIONER AT YUMA Plipcnlx. Ariz . Feb.. 16. Federal Judge William II Saw telle haa appoint ed Mulford Winsor, of .Yuma. United States couit commissioner for Yuma county. He succeeds John W. Norton, mho died recently. Mr. Winsor Is Gov. Hunt's chief political adviser and man aged his two campaigns. For three ' ears he was a member of the old state land commission. It is understood that he is a candidate for the Democratic nomlration for tho state sennte. M3TTKK FHOM Kl I'AMI NA1. MVN IHSLU FOR lAMl Keokuk. Iowa, Feb. 16. William Hagerty, living here, has received an unsigned letter, postmarked VA Paso, Texas, stating his son, Jiarl Hagerty, is being held by Mexican bandits in Sonorjt tor $J0 "ransom. , Means LATIN-AMERICANS GODLESS CULTURED CUSS REJECTS m IS REPORT Report To Panama Confer ence Says Confidence In Christian Dogma Shaken. EDUCATION ONLY REMEDY IS BELIEF ' Latin-American Women Are Eager to Receive Christian Teaching, Says Bishop. PANAMA, rampant Feb. 1C Infidelity Is among the professional and student rlnasM of Latin America, according to the report of the commission on literature which pre sented its report to the Congress on Religious Work in Latin-America, which is in session here. Saj God Called n Myth. Quoting a correspondent the commis sion says: "In probably no class of -fnen In the civilized world today is Infidelity so rampant as among the professional and student classes of Latin-America. As suggestive of their attitude toward re ligion Dr. nobert E. Speer quoted a Brazilian professor of law: 'There is no longer confidence In the Christian dogma. The supernatural has been ban- "" triun me aomain of science. . . ' Go? J.s a my'"- - - Man in vented God and sods that the world might be ruled. The simple spirit re frains from all criticism and accepts tho lda Of Ged,3:$hout z-esljtance. The Mltured mjAtftfienU the- idea in vir tue of its Inhei-ent contradictions. " As a further example of the attitude of the cultured classes of Latin-America toward religion a quoUtion Is given from an address by a Mexican literary man delivered recently in the United States. Mexican Attitude Shoun. The Mexican scholar divided the field f cultural interests into three rrt divisions. The first was scientific or material where all was exactness and precision: the second was the abode of beauty, poetry, art; and the third was tne gloomy limbo of mvstlcism, where gnostiy snades from the past reign su- 1 preme, and where religion Is the dom inant interest as represented by St. Francis of Assist. " The commission urges the necessity of education as the best means of over coming the apathy or hostility of Latin Americans toward religion. It recom ments the establishment of religious publications, the maintenance of book stores and of a press bureau. A co-operating committee is suggest ed which will raise funds to enable tho missionaries to place books and peri odicals within the reach of the poor est The Individual efforts of the past, it is stated, have utterly failed to copo with the situation and the field should be under the continual supervision of a well-organized commission on litera ture. Women Eager to Learn. The education of Latin-American women and the distribution among them of proper literature was declared by bishop KInaolving. of Brazil, as the most important work the commissioners in Central and South America could un dertake. Bishop Klnsolvlng declared that women of Latin-America would respond gratefully to efforts In this direction in their behalf. While the men often wcro highly educated, he said, woman's edu cation was woefully neglected. The crying need of the times was the spir itual and intellectual uplift of the feminine population of all Latin-American republics NIT1 EXPLODES; si Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. .,6. Charles Baker, loal manager for tho Washing ton Torpedo company of Washington, Pa., was blown to atoms today in the company's storehouse 1n Olmstead Falls, a suburb Eight hundred quarts of nitroglycerine blew up : : : : : : v : thi: hay in coxfiitns.t. : - : Sennte. Discussed-resolution for spe- clal Investigation of railroad : legislation. Attorney general Gregory, be- ! fore lands committee, denied v prosecution of oil men who en- tered withdrawn glands except ! who violated the law. V Judiciary subcommittee con- tinued its 'Inquiry regarding the nomination of Louis D. Ilfan- deis as supremo court justice. Commerce committee, consul- ; ering the child labor bill, was Invited to visit southern mills by southern opponents of the : bill. House. ; Considered miscellaneous bills. ; ear fcdmiral Grant continued Rear admiral Grant continued fore the naval committee IN Fitting Education HUB I IT. S. , Can't Accept Agree ment Until Germany De fines Future Course. Washington, I '.. Feb 16 Secre tary Iansing said toda that the Ger man government's announced Intention of sinking armed merchantmen without warning after Feb. -9 has reopened the entire question of submarine war fare. The Laieitama agreement pre sented today cannot be finally accepted until the United States determines whether anything in it conflicts with the new policy of sinking armed mer chant ships. 0 Apparent Conflict Cited It was pointed out that American officials realized that the ' Lusltania agreement refers to "liners" and that the newly announced German subma- rlne poller refers to all armed ships. which might Include liners. Before the Lusltania agreement finally is accept ed it will be necessary to clarify the situation. Count von Bernstorff told secretary Lansing it was his personal opinion that In carrying out the new submarine campaign It was not the intention of the German government to sink "liners." Mr. 1-insinc Is understood to have informed him that such a state ment from the German government would be desirable. Substance of Xote.- It begins with, reference to the for mal assurances given by Germany last September that submarines would not sink unresisting liners without warning- and regard for the safety of life aboard, and that the instructions to submarine commanders were o defi nite as to allow no misunderstanding. It then states that the submarine warfare around the British Isles was a reprisal for what is characterized as the "inhuman" blockade of Great Brit ain to starve the central powers, and then promises indemnity for Ameri cans lost on the Lusltania and expresses profound regret" for their deaths. "lln-ognUci. Liability." It goes oft to kw that the German government. tTecoa-nlzfag liability" for their loss, makes the proposahrcOn talned In the draft submitted teday, and theu deals with the question of reprisals against others than enemy subjects. The change which the Ber lin foreign office has made in the word ing of the latter proposal has not been publicly disclosed, but from the air of optimism which prevailed today thero was a general Impression that the chances of Its delaying the negotia tions were slight. While administration officials would not say the redraft was entirely ao- ceotable. they held the confident be- iief that the long controv ersy was at last coming to a close. FOUR EL PASO CHARTERS ARE FILED AT AUSTIN WEDNESDAY Austin. Texas, Feb. 16. Four El Paso charters were filed today in the state department. They were: The Toltelk Motor Co., Inc., of El Paso. The Incorporators are W. C. Shaw. Julius A. Krakauer :tnd Roger F. Stuart. The capital stock is $10,000. The Common Sense Tile Co, of EI Paso, capital stock $10,000: Incorpora tors, T. L. Marr.in, Benjamin Franklin and Lucy A. Watts. The Simpson-Rice Co., or El Paso, with a capital stock of $3200, for the purpose of merchandising. The Incor porators are, A. F. Simpson, E. It. Rice and Arthur Notman. Merchants' Advertising Association ot El Paso, with a capital stock of $1000. The incorporators are It. J. McFadden, A. T. Llcata and K. O. Anderson. U. S, NEEDS 183 SUBMARINES . SAYS FLOTILLA COMMANDER Washington, I) C. Feb. 16. Rear admiral Grant, commanding the Ameri can submarine flotillas, told the house naval committee today that the safest defensive policy for the nation 'was to build first a great number of sub marines, then scout cruisers, battle i ruisers next and dreadnaughts after wards. ' If only four capital ships were au thorized this year, said admiral Grant, all should be battle cruisers. The ad miral reueraiea mat ine navy snouia have 183 submarines, or 111 more than are now building. Admiral Grant said It would take 3553 enlisted men, 333 warrant of ficers and 33.1 commissioned officers to man such a submarine flet. 75 TEXAS TOWNS RECEIVE CREDIT ON FIRE RECORDS Austin, Tex, Feb. 16. Practkally all of the cltLes and towns in Texas entitled to a credit for a good fire record of three yeara hav now been allowed thia credit by tho State Fire Insurance commission. The time has also expired on which such credits shall apply on ail policies of fir insurance written blnce January 1, 1916. There are approxi mately 75 Texaa cities and towns that have Ihfen allowed such credits, ranging from 3 to It per cent. BIDS FOR OCEAN-GOING SUBMARINES ARE OPENED Washington, D. C, Feb. 16. Bids for two . new ocean-going submarines, opened at the navy department today, snowed the Electric Boat company as the lowest bidder at $1,491,000 each. The Lake company bid $1,689,000. Con gress has appropriated $1,000,000 for each submersible. BARO.V ASTOR TAKKS SKAT IX TIIK IIOUSK (F LARDS London, Eng., Feb. 16. Baron Astor of Ilevercastle (William Waldorf As tor) took his his seat for the first time today in the house of lords. Wil liam Waldorf Astor, formerly of New York, was created baron by king George on New Year's day. ill POISONS IN SOOP, IS BELIEF I Mineral Poison Was Only Secondary, Is Belief; Search for Crones. Chicago, III.. Feb. 16. Police captain Morgan Collins today said he had re ceived Information that the mineral poison believed to have caused the Ill ness of guests at the banquet to arch bishop Mundelein last week was only a secondary poison, but that some other drug was put In the soup with intent to kilL He refused to disclose what drug he believed was employed as the primary poison. Search for Jean Crones who, the po lice believe, poisoned the. soup, spread today to Include a half dozen nearby cities. One report was that after flee ing Chicago he loft the train at Gran ite City, 111., where there is a large foreign colony. WOULD IDENTIFY POISON IN DEAD GIRL'S HAND Chicago, I1L, Feb. 16.- The coroner's Inquest into the death of Marian Frances Lambert, the Lake Forest high school girl found dead In the woods on the Cyrus McCormick estate will not be resumed. It is believed, until a report has been received from ex perts who are testing poison crystals found in the girl's hand In an effort to definitely establish the exact na ture of the poison which caused her death. SAYS UNFAIR COMPETITION GREATEST FOE OF BUSINESS Madison, Wis.. Feb. 16. "The great est menace to the business of this coun try is the practice of Unfair competi tion." said Joseph E. Davies, chairman of the federal trade commission, in n address today before the Industrial and Commercial congress. "On hundred corporations own one seventh of the toUl property value of the nation The greatest menace to Tho. "rttVWt) corporations of relatively small capital, which constitute 95 per cent of the business interests of the country. Is the unfair methods which might be empldyed by their large and more powerful rivals." LOUISIANA TOWNS ARE FLOODED; PEOPLE RESCUED Natchez, Miss.. Feb. 16. Mississippi flood waters, ponring through the Lim erick levee crevasse, had Inundated a large portion of the Tensas parish, Louisiana, today. Newellton was flood ei to six feet and the water was rising; rapidly. Many residents of Newellton and surrounding territory have arrived here. Persons who remained are being rescued in boats. The crevasse at last reports was about 1000 feet across. The third drowning was reported today at Pick ett's camp. CLINE'S 99 YEAR SENTENCE AFFIRMED BY APPEALS COURT Austin, Tex , Feb. 16. The court of criminal appeals today affirmed the case of Charles Cllne, from Bexar county. Cline, it was charged, was the leader of the Dimmltt county gang of gun runners and smugglers. Ho was given a terra of 99 years In the peni tentiary on conviction of murder, in connection with the killing of deputy sheriff Ortiz, of Dimmitt county. This term in prison is the same as was given Cllne at a former trial of the case. HOUSE COMMITTEE REPORTS RIVERS AND HARBORS BILL Washington. D C, Feb. 16. After adding $700,000 for Improvement of East river channel at New York from Governor's Island and the Battery to the navy yard, the house committee on rivers and harbors today voted a favorable report on the annual rivers and harbors bill, aggregating $39,608, 410. All new projects except New York harbor were voted down. OPPONENTS IN BRANDEIS CASE SECURE COUNSEL Washington. D. C, Feb. 16. The sen ate committee investigating the nom ination of Louis D. Brandela, of Bos ton, to the supreme court bench today engaged Austin G. Fox of New York as counsel for those opposed to Mr. Brandels, and G. W. Anderson, United States attorney at Boston, as counsel for Mr. Brandeis and his supporters. GRAPHOLOGY-- The Art of Reading Character From Handwriting ' Fully described, explained and illustrartei.by De AVitt B. Lucas, America'3 greatest graphologist, .in. a series of spIenuiU articles prepared expressly for the "Week-End Herald, beginning March 4-5. These articles will enable you to read your own character, as well as that of others. Have Your Handwriting Analyzed Clip the coupon printed with eaeli article. Send 50 words in your natural stjle written in-inlc on unruled paper, lneloes a self -addressed and stamped envelope and 50c in ailvar. Mr. Lucas will then mail you an analysis of your trait and personality in your own envelope that will be as valuable as it will be interesting a most amazingly correct analysis by America's oreinost character diagnostician. Send or bring your specimen to the El Pare llerald. In Patriotic Duties i i Many Leap For Life, Plung ing Into New Yorl Har bor As Flames Sweep. DOCKS DESTROYED AND SHIPS BURNED Disastrous Fire Burns Many Blocks Of Fall River, Mass., During Night. N' EW YORK. Feb. 16- Tho steam ships Bolton Castle and Pacific and a 300 foot pier of the New York Dock company In Brooklyn wera destroyed by fire early today. The ship Pallazia was damaged, about 23 scows and lighters were partly or wholly destroyed and two persons are missing. The loss was estimated at $3,000,096. The fire, starting on the pier, soon spread to the steamers. Many persona on the barges and steamers jumped into the water and ware rescued, by firemen and policemen. ' Gasoline Feeds. Flsmrs- The Bolton Castle was loading will gasoline for Russia, and tills fed the flames. The boilers of both ships destroyed were Mown up when the fire was at its height. Fire boats Pre vented the flames from spreading to other piers and by daylight had it un der control. IW Hvldence Of Incendiarism. A statement issued on behalf of the agents for the owners of the destroyed steamships said their investigation "thus far has failed to develop any evidence which would lead to the con clusion that the fire was of incendiary origin." Fall River's Bad Fire. Fall River. Mass., Feb. 18. Esti mates of property loss in the section of the business district swept by fire early today indicated it would be approximately $2,000,000. A score of buildings, including an apartment hotel and several of tho largest retail stores In the city, were destroyed and manv others were badly damaged. There was no loss of life and no one was in jured. Fire Start In Basement. Origin of the fire was unknown. Tc started in the basement ot a four storvj brick building occupied by the depart ment store of the Stelger company. Within a few minutes tho fixe had spread to adjoining buildings across the street and help was called from New Bedford, Taunton and Newport. At the north end of fhe burning1 dis trict a water curtain on a department store prevented a further spread. Th granite walls of St. Mary's cathedral protected a residential district. The fire was the most disastrous In the his tory of the city. B.ILL AUTHORIZES SEIZURE OF ARMOR PLATE PLANTS Washington. D. c, Feb. 16. A bill authorising the seixure in time of war or threatened war of all p.ivatelv owned armor plate and munitions plants was Introduced in the senato Tuesday by senator Tillman. Owners of such plants could have recourse to the court of claims for reimbursement of losses Incurred, and the government would be required to settle such claims annually. The measure was introduced after senator Tillman had addressed the sen ate, urging prompt passage of his bill to provide $11,900,000 for a government armor plate factory. This bill was fa vorably reported by the naval com mittee In the face ot notice from armor plate manufacturers that Its passage would be followed, by an increase of $209 a ton on plate furnished the gov ernment by warships.