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VOI,. XLV XO. 202.
IIE7 DEMANDS ill
CLARK AND MANN
AUTHOR OF HEPBURN RATE LAW
AFTER-THE-FIBE VIEW OF 7,000,COO CANADIAN PARLIAMENTARY BUILD
ING Camera view of -tincture shortly after the fire which followed the explosion of
bombs had ruined the splendid edifice and caused the death of at least six people.
CAUSES ROW 111
FIGHT FOR BIGGER
Speaker of the House and Minority
Leader Battle Side by Side on
Floor for Preparedness of
SPECTACLE ATTRACTS CROWDS
Presiding Officer Takes Charge of
i the Adminutration Forces as
; Kitchin Sulks.
ANTIS DO NOT DECLARE SELVES
"WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. Speaker
Clark and Republican Leader Mann
fought aide by side in the house to
day for adequate- national defense
With party lines obliterated most of
the members followed their leaders
.and two nary measures passed with
out a dissenting vote. One to pro
vide for adding 300 midshipmen to
the entering class at Annapolis next
July, passed 173 to 0; and the other
to eciuip navy yards for construction
of batleshlps Nos. 43 and 44, passed
without a roll call.
Mr.-Mann tried to put the anti
preparedness advocates on record by
calling for a division on the naval
academy bill, but there were no neg
Clark Appears na Floor.
The appearance of Speaker Clark on the
floor to champion preparedness meas
ures aroused wide interest. Rumors per
sisted that he .would take active charge
of the fighting to increase the army and
navy; Majority Leader Kitchin having
Joined .the opposition.
Immediate improvement of the navy by
designing new battleships along; the lines
of the best now in use. doubling tha mem
bership of both Annapolis and West
Point, creation of many additional regi
ments for the army and short term en
listments to produce a reserve were
among suggestion made by the speaker.
He Said he expected to discuss tha sub
ject of preparedness generally soon.
Mr. Mann reiterated his previous plans
for a larger army and navy and aided In
-maneuvering the bills to passage. "This
Is not the time for crimination and re
crimination." said he. "It Is not the time
to find fault with that which has been
It is the time for all. to oln hands for
that which may come." '
' ' Debate fiaea Far Afield. -
Th, debate went far. afield from the
measures tinder consideration extending
tha general subject of military 'prepared
ness. The urtusuol eight of the speaker
and the minority leader battling together
for administration' measures while the
majority leader sat silently in tha back
of the bouse attracted crowds- to the
galleries and members rushed to the floor
from their offices and committee rooms.
'Mr.-Clark urged haste in getting new
battleships into -commission. He ' asked
Chairman Padgett -of the 'rxava, Icommtt-
tee why-It would not be a good plan to
pattern the two battleships Nos 43 and
44 after the best United Statea ship afloat
and get them cdmpleted quickly.
"iSlmply because," Mr. Padgett aald
"the chief of the bureau of construction
told us that ha had plans already worked
out that would make decided Improve-
vtAntk ...In.t tnrfMftftn -attack.'
Wiltli for Aitksrltr.
"Why do they not puf those plans into
operation?" the speaker continued. "They
will," Mr. Padgett aald, "as soon as they
act authority provided In this resolu
tion." ... . ."
' We shall all die of old age before they
are completed at this rate." the speaker
Representative Padgett told the house
that three ships the Oklahoma, Nevada
and Pennsylvania regarded as the best
three in the world at the time they were
designed and laid down, would be com
pleted and put Into commission during
this year two of tkra In tha early sum
mer ana one in ine luiuinn.
'If - any emergency should arise." he
added, "a very small resolution of con
gress carrying the necessary appropria
tion could provide for extra ships.
Representative Cannon of Illinois ere
HEPBORB IS DEAD
Framer of Hepburn Rate Law, Pure
Food Act and Public Health
Act Passes Away.
IN CONGRESS TWENTY YEARS
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.
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Wtftevi Teiers Hepiurn
CLAKINDA,. la., Feb. 7. (Spe
rial.)- Former Congressman Wit
Ham Peters Hepburn died here this
afternoon after an illness of several
Colonel William P. Hepburn. although
twenty years In congress, became best
known throughout the country during
the Roosevelt administration. It was ne
who framed what later was' called the
Hepburn law, prohltlng rebates and dis
crimination by railroads. AS chairman
of the house committee on Interatate and
foreign commerce in the first session ot
the Fifty-ninth Congress he was the
author of three acts out of five, which
the then President Roosevelt afterward
declared would cause that congress to be
memorable In history because of Us con
structlve legislation. Of tha five acts,
four came from Colonel Hepburn's com
mittee . and three of them the Hepburn
law, the pure food act and the punUc
health act-were framed" by .Colonel Hep-
barn, himself. ....., ; .
. . Soldier and Lawyer, i- -
Mr. Hepburn represented ' the fclghth
towa district. Ho also was an efficient
soldier and. lawyer ot I high reputation,
lie vi a' product ot the early pioneer
days In Iowa and got what little school
ing he had In three winters at an aca
demy 'near Iowa City.. Ha was born In
Columbiana, county, Ohio, November 4,
1832. removing to Iowa City where his
mother and his 'step-father took up their
residence on a farm, when he was S years
of age. .After a brief experience In the
schools the community afforded he got
employment in a printing office where
he Worked for four years. Later he read
law at Iowa City and Chicago, being
admitted to the Illinois bar In 14. Ho
Wilson Has Not ,n
of Indemnity, J. .uang-e in
Apalog-y and Senate Divided
SMITH EXPLAINS HIS VOTE
Republican Who Helped Opposition
Get Report Ont of Committee
Glad He Started Fuss.
BORAH WANTS FIGHT IN OPEN
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. Ap
proval has not been given by Presi
dent Wilson and democrats of the
senate are by no means unanimously
in favor of amendments 'to the
Colombia treaty reported last week
by the senate foreign relations' committee.
It developed today that a strong
effort probably would be made In
the senate to defeat the changes
which would reduce the proposed In
demnity to Colombia for the parti
tion of Panama from $25,000,000
to 115.000,000 and to revise the
wording of the expression of regret
Calls oa Laaslnrf.
Minister Betancourt of Colombia called
on- Secretary Lansing during the day and
Was assured that the president had not
given his approval to either of the
amendments. letter It became known that
many of the democrats of the foreign
relations committee opposed the change.
A republican, Senator Smith of Mich
igan, by changing his vote on a tie In the
committee carried the amendment reduc
ing the indemnity by IIO.OW.WW.
"I voted against the amendment first,'
Said Senator Smith today, "because I am
opposed to the treaty. I am opposed to
the fulled ' States paying one dollar to
Colombia. But when I saw how close the
committee stood on the issue, I concluded
that 115,000,000 was tlO.000.000 leas than
125.000.000 and I changed my vote. Now I
am glad of it because I see It has started
Nlr-araaaaa. Bill I' a.
Tomorrow Senator Stone, chairman of
the foreign relations committee, plans to
call up the Nicaraguan canal route and
naval hoses on the . FVmaeca Bay.
- Senator Borah propose to move that tha
Nicaraguan treaty be considered to the
open senate, but administration leader
are opposed to breaking precedent of dis
cussing treaties in executive session.
Railway Unions, and
Coal Miners-May :..
Make Joint Demands
Secretary of State Says He, Toes Not
Believe that Dr. Zimmerman
Made Statement At
tributed to Him.
STORY IS UTTERLY FALSE
Mil t -v.v i
Position of United States Stated in
Three Notes, Last of Which ,
Was Sent in Jnly.
STONE SAYS SETTLEMENT NEAR
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KILLED IN WRECK
Extra Stock Train is Hit from Be
hind by Extra Freight and .
. Stockmen Hurled to Death.
TWO FIREMEN ARE INJURED
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Total d-.-f Ulfnry since March 1
-mol i r iiiiatiuii 04 Inch
rnfictency for the 1.iV 01 Inch
Total rainfall aim e- liurch l,.J.tt Inch
ltpfioency Kince March 1 50 Inch
I ef ii-leni y fur ror. period, lfU. .13 inches
lf flticncy for cor. period, 1913. .S-75 Inchu
Mrnarts fraas atatlaa a T P. M.
Station and Stat Temp. High- ftaln-
nf Weather. . 7 D. m. t' tall.
Oeyenne. part cloudy.... 44 ;.'
1veniort. clear o t
lunver, clear t.j
Ht Stoinrs, clear I 4
fed-ie City, part cloudy.. Ii "t
North HiUte. i lnr S
f'mnha. part cluu-ly 7 'I
IlnDii City, cloudy . :'4 s
HcildNn. cloiuiy ?i .ft
Moit- City, e'eer 4
Valentine, clotuiy tZ
li icaies lelow ro. '
T indl ktt-t tai e ot pi c.i ! tton.
L. A. WK1H. Uim r o r.
returned to lows, In 1S55, .married Miss
kielvlna A. Morseman of Iowa City and
settled at Marshalltown.. - ,
When the civil war broke out. Colonel
Hepburn organized 'a company and be
came it captain. This company went to
the front In February, 1862,. as a part of
the 8econd Iowa cavalry, lie was soon
advanced to major, and In that position
earned . distinction at the battle of Cor
inth. Not long afterwards he was
placed on the staff of General Sheridan,
and In December of the same year be
came a lieutenant colonel and was put In
command of the Second brigade, cavalry
division. Sixteenth army corps. He wsa
later transferred to other commands and
served until the close of the war.
Solicitor af Traasary.
In 187(1 Colonel Hepburn moved to Clar-
Inda, la., which had since been hla home,
except for a part of the time, when he
resided in Washington, D. C. He was
elected to congress in ISSd, and twice suc
cessively thereafter. During the Har
rison administration he was solicitor of
the Treasury department, which position
be resigned Msrch 4, ISM, to again enter
congrees for his old district. He was an
unsuccessful candidate for United Btatea
senator In lsg.
Colonel Hepburn was thirteen times the
nominee of hi- party In tha Eighth Iowa
district, his. first contest In 110 being
the most remarkable. The convention
was held at Council Bluffs and Congress
man Sapp had received fifty-four votes-
three less than a majority without dl
mlnution t4 times. After a three days'
session the convention took a recess of
four days. Its second session covered
two das and Colonel Hepburn was
nominated, on the SfL'.th ballot, receiving
fifty-nine votes. His twelve subsequent
nominations were practically unanimous.
Two -of thetn wera by acclamation. Pur
Ing his career In congress, which ended
March 4. 1!M8. Colonel Hepburn supported
every measure that became law looking
to the control of common carriers. Many
of these bills were introduced by him.
Colonel Hepburn will be buried here.
Arrangements are undecided, awaiting
wont from relative. Mia. Hepburn and
hla son. Charlea, from Washington, are
the only ones here.
NEW TORK, Feb. 7-Labor leaders
here say that there la a movement under
way to bring about concerted action of
members of tha four great Vmlons of
railway employes and tha tha United
Mine Worker In their demands for In
creased wages or shorter working day.
It Is stated that if this plan were, put
Into effect It would bring about combined
action by 730.000 men and affect the min
ing fields of Pennsylvania. Colorado and
The movement Is said to have the ap
proval of W 8. Carte, president . of tha
rotherhood of Locomotive inginemen
rd Firemen, and W. J.-'Ie, president
of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
Representatives of the railroad unions
are said to have been sent to Mobile to
confer with the Jul ted MMne Workers
of America, who are gathering there
for a conference -with the operators to
It Is reported here that John P. White,
president of tha United Mine workers,
haa disapproved the proposed coalition.
MOBILE, Ala., Feb. T.-Reports from
New "fork that organised railroad men
and union mine workers may torm
coalition for the purpose of pressing de-
mends for Increased wages were not
taken seriously today by those who are
familiar with the coal mining situation
A. coalition might be brought about as
Isst resort In the event of a strike
was said, but a strike is not expected
Teutons and Turks
On Greek Frontier
MILAM, Feb. 7.-(Vl Paris.)-A dis
patch from Athens to the Serolo says
that French aviators report continued
concentration of adversary forces on the
Creek frontier. Herman reinforcement!
are advancing from I'skub to tha North
west of Glevrell. Fresh German regl
ments have arrived at Monastir and
Austrian forces art concentrating around
Tchevlkove. A Bulgarian division, say
the dispatch, finally has left Kustendll,
going southward, and the transfer
heavy artillery from Nlsh to the Bui
garlan frontier is confirmed.
in Colorado is Lifted
DENVfcR. Feb. 1 A twelve-day bloc,
ade of railroad traffic In southwestern
Colorado waa lifted today. Delayed and
regular traffie over the Denver at Kio
Grande moved out of Tmrango and Ala
inoea. The Una over Cumbres Pass was
cleared of drifts from six to th rty feet
deep last night, ending the longest stop
page of traffic over this road for reveral
trail. The lurl wentbound train puad
uvcr this road Wpd:ievday, January IS.
Officer Who Led
Rescue Force to
. Be Court-Martialed
Control of Canjbria
Steel Passes to the
Four men, all cattle shippers, enr
route to the Omaha market, were
killed earlr ondayM - morning
in a rear-end freight train collision
on the Northwestern, near Dunlap,
Is., fifty miles east of Omaha., The
dead:. . .'
George Ruecnler,, Boone, la,7,
J. O. Nelson, Stanhope, la.
""'Alexander Waitei nton, la.
A man supposed to be John E,
Johnson, I'almadge, la. ' .
As a result of the collision, tha wreck
age of tha two trains was piled up on
the double tracks, necessitating the de
touring Ot all trains over the Illinois
Central from Denlson.
Extra Stock Trala.
Reports Indicate that an extra stock '
train was enroute to Omaha from cen
tral Iowa and stalled on a hill about two
miles east of Dunlap. An extra freight
that waa following closely behind
rounded tha curve just east of the point
where tha regular was stalled and, be
fore tha engine could be stopped, It
crashed Into tha caboose, killing all four
of tha men.
The car in which the men were sitting
was telescoped and several cars ahead
thrown from the track.. The engine of
the rear train was derailed and went
over on Its side, tearing out . several
A wrecking crew was sent out from
Missouri Valley, but it was not until lata
in tha afternoon that the tracks wera
cleared and repaired so that trains could
pass over them. The bodies of tha dead
men wera taken to Missouri alley.
twenty-lx miles from the scene of the
On tha wrecking train that went out
from Missouri Valley 'were several doc
tors. -. Tha two firemen . wera badly In
lured and they were ' brought to an
Omaha hospital on an Illinois Central
train. " .
Illddea Ben I ad Carve.
So far as esn be learned, tha wreck
occurred Just around a sharp curve. The
freight' ahead hud been stalled but
short time and the train following had
orders 'o lu-i to Dunlap. Its engineer
Is asaerted to have had a clear block
at cad and when he rounded the curve
he foLnd, the freight on the track, not
much over IM feel ahead. He applied
the brake.), tut they refused lo work
quick enough to prevent the collision.
In i tha collision the wreckage (waa
thrown against the telegraph poles,
breaking off a couple and carrying the
wires with them, demoralising the ser
vice to such an extent as to cut off conv
municatlon with Dunlap.
Too Many "Low
Brows" in College,
Says Prof. Jordan
LEAYE WAR OFFICE
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., Feb. T.-Control
of the, Cambria Btoel company, one ot
tha largest of the Independent steel con
cerns, haa "been purchased by the Midvale
Steel and Ordnance company of Philadel
phia. Announcement to this effect was
made today by W. It Dohner, president
of tha Cambria company. .
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. Tha newly organ
ised Midvale Stoel company haa pur
chased control of tha Cambria Steel com
pany, according to an authoritative an
nouncement here today. Tha . prlca Is
understood td ba SSI a share. '
It I was stated that William" B. Oorey,
chairman of the Midvale company, ami
hla associates had taken aver th option
of the majority; of tha Cambria stock
held ay 'William H. Donner.-WrTofepi-e--
sent a syndicate at which Henrf C.
Frlck is a. member,. j , 1
The total outstanding Cambria stock
amounts to 440.000 shares and It ig-believed
that , tha deal involved la tha neighbor
hood Of 100,000,000.
Tha announcement fellows closely upon
ma tanura ot tna negotiations tor a
morger of tha Cambria Steel company
with tha Lackawanna Steel company and
tha Youngstown flheet Tube company,
Tha price at which Cambria stock was to
have gone into tha merger was reported
to ba S0 a ahara.
Tha Midvale Steel and Odnanra company
waa at tha time' of Ita organisation sev
eral months ago second only to tha
United States Steel corporation in point
ot site. The addition of tha Cambria
Steel company gives it control ot ex
tensive works at Johnstown, Pa., and
Iron properties In'the Lake Superior dis
London Sketch Intimates Direction
of War Will Be Taken Over by
Sir William Robertson; ...
Norwegian Ship is
Refused Coal .at
ST. JOHNS, N. V., Feb. 7. The British
admiralty haa refused permission .to tha
Norwegian ' steamer. Ontaneda, , now ,-, at
this port, to take on, sufficient coal, to
continue -, ber . voyage from . Copenhagen
for Baltimore. Tha Ontaneda formerly
was under - Spanish- registry -under tha
same name, but was transferred to tha
Norweg'an flag , last December. . On;-December
aha left Copenhagen In bal
last. ... i . . -
. Tha steamer was delayed by. galea and
when she put in .here January 16, to. re
ulenlsh her bunkers, pearly si) the wooden
fittings had been burned to keep the fires
Information as to why" tha Ontaneda
has been placed ' on " the so-called ad
miralty ' "black list" has ' been refussd
by the Imperial authorities. '
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.-Lleutenarits
Mort, Peyton and Waldron, who recently
led a detachment of American troops Into
Mexican territory to rescue two soldiers
captured by Mexicans Bear Brownsville.
Tex., bava been ordered court-mart laled
by Major General Funston.
SEVENTEEN GIVEN DEGREES
AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
IOWA ciTr". la., reb. 7-Degrees were
granted to seventeen graduates at tha
I'nlveralty of lows I ere this morning.
I'oiner II. feerley. pr,aident of the Joa
Htste Tf-si licn' ci,ll-te, delivered the con
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Cel.. Feb.
T. Stanford campus bussed today with
discussion of a speech made to the stu
dents Isst night by Chancellor David
Starr Jordan, who said:
'There are too many 'low-brows' In
"A 'low-brow.' " he explained, "wn
only a degree removed from a 'rough
neck.' The 'low-brow' was loo" prac
tical, lust as the 'high-brow' wsa not
Dr. Jordan's subject was "A Man
and ba told his hearers It was a good
thing to learn lo ba In the minority
NAVAJO INDIANS ARE
geneeaIl" staff taxes chauge
ssi Mi sail A ' -
LONDON, Feb. ; 7. Changes ot
great Importance in tna direction of
the war are contemplated, says the
Dallr Sketch. It asserts that Earl
Kitchener, probably . will , leave the
v.ar office," .. . - x '--, '
- The Sketch says Blr William "Rob
ertson, pow: cthlef ot staff, probably
will take over active direction of th
usr "H'ltnotit" Intel feronee,; except
nom th cabinet ea a wl.be end tha
a civilian of real ability for organiza
lion win become secretary for war.
In. tha. event tht Earl Kitchener
leaves tba war office, tha Sketch adds,
ha will undertake important work Of
Ilka character elsewhere. , .
Reberltea Will Glv Orders. '
Commenting on the new order that
tha British chief of staff "shall b re
sponsible for .Issuing the orders of, the
government regarding, military opera
tions, tha Dally Mall gays: ,
Since tha creation af tha ministry Of
munitions ho more important change In
the functions of tha secretary for war
haa taken place."
Tha order meana that, tn future army
ordera will to out 'In the name of Sir
William Robertson, the chief of staff,
instead of that of Lord " Kitchener, as
heretofore. ' ' ' . 1
Party-Dates of , , : .
SixtyrFour Iowa , ,
v : " Co-Eds Canceled
,..;,,( t ' - '. i
IOWA C1TT, la... Feb, 7.-(Speclat Tela-
fram.V-Memb.era af , the .Junior pro.ni com
mittee declare, that Jhelr. party this year
will be a, failure financially and.aoolally
unless Dean Anna Kllngenhagen retracts
her actloiijln taking away the. party date
of aixty-four prominent vnlvrslty girl.
The gills were found guilty of partak
ing of refreshment lo a local confection
err "store after a psnhellsnlc danca In vio
lation of the university ruling and their
party dMtes for a month wera eancel'ad
bv tha dean of 1 women.
' The month's time includes 'the junior
prom.'ono of the biggest formal affairs of
tha yesr, for which practically every one
of the' girls had an engagement. Almost
as many men are affected as girls and
the attendance at'1 the, party expected to
be -cut practically In half. '
iWASHINOTON, Feb, 7. Secretary
Lansing today flatly dented that new
demanta had been made in the Lual-
tanla esse at a time when tba Ger
man government considered tba ne
gotiations practically were at an end.
Me wss speaking of tha Berlin dis
patches quoting the references by
Dr. Zimmerman. German under
secretary of foreign affairs, to "new fl
"This government," said Secretary
Lansing, "has not Increased tha de
mands made In the Lusttania case as
set forth In tha notes of May IS.
June 9 and July 21. I doubt it Dr.
Zimmerman ever made the state
ment that new demands had been In
jected, because he roust know that It
Is utterly false."
Secretary Lansing would not discuss
Dr. Zimmerman's atatement further.
When Dr. Zimmermen's statement wss
published In this country, his reference
la new demands waa taken to apply to
possible construction on tha world "il
legal" In tha proposed form of aettl
ment. The only ground American of
fulala could find for constructing that
as embodyng a new demand, was tha
possibility that It might ha considered
applicable not alone to tha destruction
ot neutrals on th Lusltanla, but also
as to tha method by which it waa sunk.
Secretary Lansing repeated that ha ex
pected t confer with President Wilson
soma tlma during the day. He made it
known fist the State department eoi
aldered the situation unchanged.
Chairman Stona of tha senate foreign
relations committee aald after talking
with administration officials that hla
Impression was that the Lusltanla cae
waa "practically aettled."
. . Statemeat XiperW Sees.
Secretary Lansing indicated that some
announcement might be given out for
publication wlthInJ4tav-wxtfew days. .
, There wss no Indication whether Ihe
president hd definitely decided whether
Germany's latest proposal was satlsfac.
tory, ' i 1 ' "' i
Administration officials let it be
known that a mere choice of words
would not ba permitted to stand in tha
way cf success of tha negotiations.
The proposal bow before President
Wilson and Secretary Lansing la de
scribed lu German circles as aubatltut-
Ing for tha word Illegal" a phrase
which Germany hopes will ba acceptable
to tha United States as covoring tha
same point without humlllsting Oermany.
Tha principal consideration of tha
United States la that there should ba
an acknowledgment by Germany that
tha sinking of an unresisting merchant
man without warning is In contravention
of International law and that such naval
warfare should be permanently dlsconr
tinued. Tha Oerman contention la mai
such assurances already have been ftvea
In tha Arabic case.
Big Four Engineer
and fireman Drown
in :Vabash River,
' VINCKNKZfl. Ind, Feb. 7. Frank Lan
easier, engineor. . and Oliver Haalaton,
fireman, wera drowned today, when tha
angina hauling Big Four pasenger tram
No. 4J went through a bridge on tha In
diana side of tha Wabash river south of
here. The coupling broke, saving tha re
malnder of tha train.
MORRISON NAMED FOR
COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7.-Presldent Wil
son todsy nominated Alexander Morrison
of Bathgate, N. D.. fir customs collector
for North and South Dakota, with, head
quarters at Pembina, N. D.
Big Oil Company ,
Leases. 30,001) Acres
CHETBNNK, Wjro..Feb. 7.. (Special )
The leasing by the Hesd Oil romps ay of
Ssn Frsncisco. 'said to ba tha largest oil
well drilling concern lu the world, of 86,000
acres of land adjacent to this city,' has
started an oil lease boom here and soores
of local people are feverishly negotiating
for lessee on ether privately owned prop
erty and on stale lands.' Stste land leases
executed Saturday represent an acreage
1 1- excess of 1,090. Racn of the leases pro
vides that the lessee shsll begin drilling
for oil not later than April SO, mi 6. All
of the land lies In the Crow creek valley
and southesst ot thli city.
Great Skoda'Arms -
Plant is Destroyed
' by an-Explosion
i MILAN (Via Paris)., Feb. I -A Buchar
est dlspatrh to the Secola says that In
tha explosion at tba Skoda armament
factory In Bohemia ninety-five workmen
perlvhed. .Three buildings were blown up.
the dispatch adds, including the one In
which the famous twelve-Inch hjrdraulle
cannon wera made.
: A Roma dispatch dated February t said
that according to the Bucharest corre
spondent of tha Messassero the great
Skoda works at Pllen had been partly
destroyed as the result ot an explosion.
GIVEN ANOTHER CHANCE
PHOENIX, Arls., Feb. 7. Angered by
tha killing of one of their number by
white policemen. Indiana of the Navajo
reaervstlon in northeastern Arlsona are
threatening an uprising, according to ad-vl-ea
rtx-elved today by Thomss Flynn.
I'niled itstrs dintrlit attorney.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. -Tha academic
board at tha Naval academy, after re
examining CM midshipmen who failed In
their examinations, hss reduced the num
ber recommended for reslgnstlon to
eighty-two. This Utter number may
still ba further reduced. Secretary Dau
lels. In reviewing the recoromendstlon of
the board, says hs will give the eighty
two all tba consideration consistent wi'h
the policy of maintaining the stsndsry of
Chinese Regulars .
Beat tho Insurgents
I PEKING. Feb. T Tha savernnient to.
day announced that Its troops had re
captured' Ptngahan, northeast of Blu-Fu,
in 'tha southern part of Hxe-Chuen Ptov
Ince, and 'tht a general attack Upon
the rebels ct Slu-Fu la Imminent.
Tha rebels defeated at -I'lngshan were
being driven back upon Biu-Ku. the an
The Day 9 . War Neiss
WII1LH HE(KV MKPOKTI af tha
aaave-saeat kr tha Teataala allies
bee a preaatart tha cables tea
tlaaa ta brla aeeaaala of varlesa
traoa saavrsseata, held la salutary
aaarlera ta Indicate that each
affeaalee Is araaably aat far dis
tant. . Alheas dispatches tadar tel
at raatlaaea rsacralrallas of Oar
aaaa, Aaatrlaa sal Balgrarlaa
forrra aa the Greek frontier, to
gether with the transfer af heavy
artillery sunt h ward (rooa Mah.
AUVKKH FROM ALLIKD SOl'RCKt
derlara that tha frlt-tlea batweea,
. Reaataata a4 tha eeatral powers
has laereasea aad that Reuiuaala.
sappasedly ta vlewr af tha raaartee)
threatening attltade af Ganaaay
and Aastrla, has collected farces
cloaa ta tha Aasra-Ilaagarlaa
THE (HIKF CAPITALS af tha -tete
allies aawcar ta ha Impressed
-with tha Idea that aa taijtarlaat
affeaalve Is shartly ta h arias by
tha tier wans la the vtest.
AI.TIIOIUM TIIK OTTOMAN forces
nouueement stated. aroaad Kraeraaa aeesnlasly bar
The revolutionists moving upon Tee- sal ares aarrrMlal U sattrtaklag
lleutslng, north 'of tttu-Fu, are declared! aa aftaaslva, they have saea able
to have bee a isolated by a rear attack! ta reaalaa all tha rcaswd Raaslaa)
from government forces. attacks, they deelsre.
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