The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, March 08, 1915, Image 1
THE WEATHER FAIR TO-NIGHT AND TO-MOBBOW Detailed Report, Pace • VOL. 77—NO. 80. TO BRIDGE PENNSY AT DIVISIONS! Company Announces Work of Spanning 34 Tracks Will be Start ed To-morrow THE LAST GRADE CROSSING IN CITY Commissioner Taylor Says This Means the Construction of Beautiful En trance to Wildwood Park—Steel ton Company Gets Contract With the announcement this after noon by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company of a plan to bridge its thirty four tracks at Division street, with a continuous ten-foot wide foot bridge of the girder and truss type, and the assertion that the first half of the structure is to be completed and put into service three weeks from to-day and possibly in a shorter time, came the assurance that the last of the dan gerous grade crossings of importance in the city is to be abolished in so far as foot travel is concerned. Following the announcement bv the railroad company, M. Harvey Taylor, City Park Commissioner, let it be known that lie now is formulating plans for establishing a new entrance to the beautiful Wildwood Park at that point and that work on this proposed entrance will be begun u)>on his bein'? officially informed by the railroad of its decision to build the Division street bridge. Work 011 the first half of the struc ture, which will be approximately 359 feet long and will extend to the main transfer yards, will be begun to-mor row morning bv the Pennsylvania Steel < ompany, to which the contract has been awarded. The flrst half will be a five-span bridge, with three girder and two truss sections, and will extend over twenty-one of the thirty-four tracks in cluding the company's main line and the castbound freight transfer, or that, part of the companies line which mmt frequently has caused a blockading of foot travel at Division street. The construction of the second sec tion of the bridge, or that portion which will complete the footpath over the railroad and eventually mean the opening of tlie new Wildwood Purk en trance, lias been authorize.! by the com pany. The money has been approp.i ated and, according to local officials, the second section soon will be put un der contract. At the local offices of the Pennsy it was said that the matter of getting bi"ls and awarding a contract for the second portion of the bridge now is in the hands of the company's purchasing agent. It also was said" that the tem porary delay on the completion of the second section of the bridge will in no wise prevent pedestrians—noii-railroa I employes—from using the first portion, which is to Ik- completed before April 1. The whole bridge, when completed, will be approximately 600 feet long. The proposed new* Wildwood Park entrance will connect with the present parkway drive at or atbout the/center of the present baseball grounds. It will require the building of a cinder path, some grading and cutting of trees an.l> shrubbery for a distance of be tween 1,100 and 1,200 feet. S9OO MORE FOR RELIEF WORK Sunday Schools and Organizations of City Respond to Appeal Contributions totaling more than S9OO have been received to date from the Sunday schools and organizations of the city who were appealed to by the ways and means committee of the Home and War Belief Committee. This brings the grand total to more than $1 1,000. If contributions con tinue to come in as at present, the work of aiding the more than 350 needy families of this city will continue until April. Sunday schools and organizations which have contributed more than S9OO in a week's time are: Keystone .Motorcycle Club, Harris Street United Evangelical Sunday school, Pine Street Presbyterian Sun day school, Central Democratic Club, Grace Methodist Episcopal Sunday school, Captnl Street Presbyterian Sun day school, Mount Calvary Episcopal Sunday school, Camp Hill; Harris'burg Republican Club, Brotherly Love Lodije No. 986, G. U. O. O. P.; Motor Club of Harrisburg; College Club of Harris burg; John Harris Lodge, Knights of Pythias; Dauphin Conclave, I. O. H.- primary department, Market Square Presbyterian church; Wesley A. M. E. Zion Sum!ay school; Beilv Hose Com pany No. 10, Silver Star Conclave No. 130, Daughters of Liberty, and Susquehanna Fire Company. Wheat Remaining on Farms March 1 Washington, March 8. —'Wheat re maining on farms Marc.h 1 amounted to 1»2,903,000 bushels, or 17.2 per cent, of the 1914 crop, the Department of Agriculture announced to-day. &I)C Star- Jftflgkr Snkpcuknt WOMEN MADE VICTIMS OF BAND OF PURSE SNATCRERS Miss Alleman Attacked on Street By Crook Who Cuts Handbag From Her Wrist—Four Other Cases Are Beported From Allison Hill Section The city has been invaded by a band of poeketbook snatchers. At first their operations were confined to the Allison Hill section where lone women were robbed in almost deserted streets, but one case of a purse being snatched in crowded Market street came to the notice of the police on Saturday night. There have beeu many cases of pockctboo'k snatching which have not been reported to the police but the number of "cleaned" purses collected by mail men on their rounds of the let ter boxes testifies to the activities of the light-fingered crooks. Miss Beatrice Alleman, 2'23 South Nineteenth street, was attacked Satur day night on 110-lly street, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets, and her hand bag was cut from her arm. It contained $2 and some small change. Miss Alleman was returned from market and alighted from a car at Eighteenth and Derry streets. She saw a man follow her from the car. At Eighteenth and Holly streets, an auto mobile approached and stopped and a man got out. She paid little attention to these things until she was suddenly seized (^ontinned on Fourth I'HCC FAVORS NEWJONSTITUTION State Administration Goes on Becord This Afternoon as Favoring the Calling of a Convention The State administration went on record to-day as favoring a constitu tional convention, such as was advo cated by Justice Yon Miachiaker, of the Supreme Court, in an interview in Philadelphia yesterday. Governor Brumbaugh this afternoon was asked his opinion as to the holding of such a convention and while not making direct answer, referred his questioners to Attorney General Brown, who, he said, express the opin ion of the administration on the sub ject. Attorney General Brown unhesitat ingly declared thut a constitutional convention ought to be held as souu as one could be arranged. He said he favored a convention of two delegates from each Senatorial district and one from each Congressional district, but the Governor should be authorized to appoint a certain number of delegates, men of high standing and aibilicy who would not care to be placed as candi dates at an election. The Rouey bill for the holding of a constitutional convention was intro duce! several weeks ago and is still in committee. It is thought that after this administration endorsement of the bill will have clear sailing and will be reported out of committee and passed. 3 YEARS FOR PASSPORT FAKER Charles Rurocde Pleads Guilty and Is Sentenced to Penitentiary By Associated Press, Neiw York, March B.—Charles Bu roede, one of the six persons indicted in an alleged conspiracy to defraud the United States in obtaining false Amer ican passports for German reservists, pleaded guilty to-day to one of the three indictments against him and to the second count of another. District Attorney Marshall, in an address which was interpreted by some as recommending a light sentence for Kuroede, announced that Hans Adam Von Weddell, who was also indicted and fled the country, had been captured and would be returned here. He said Von Weddell was the chief conspirator in the case. Federal Judge Neterer, before whom the cases are being tried, sentenced Buroedc to serve three years in the Atlanta Penitentiary. The maximum penalty that couid be inflicted under the indictment is 12 years. WILL CEILING FALL OUT? Police Inaugurate a Policy of "Watch ful Waiting" at Headquarters A policy of "watchful waiting" is occupying the attaches at police head quarters, all except the city electrical department head, who is alarmed that the fire alarm system may be damaged. It alf came about this morning when a part of the ceiling over the test board of the fire alarm system was loose and in grave danger of falling on the board. Not long ago a part of the ceiling over the detective's office was repaired and now a piece over the test board i/3 in danger of falliug. City Electrician Clark K. l>iehl is anxious to have it repaired before any damage is done while the disinterested ones are await ing its fall. DROPPED DEAD IN HOTEL Millersburg Citizen Died Suddenly While Conversing With Friends Millersburg, March B.—While speak ing to a number of friends in the Hotel Koppenhaver latr Saturday night, Cor nelius f'ralick, 64 years of age, a re tired hotel man, fell to the floor and died almost instantly. Mr. Fralick was well known here, having conducted a hotel, in the bor ough twenty years ago. Since his re tirement he had won quite a reputation as a fisherman. He is survived by a widow, one son and one daughter. HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 8, 1915—10 PAGES. WARIIC SENT TO CARRANZA BY D. S. An Improvement of the Conditions in Mexxo City Is Demanded in Note SILLIMAN WILL CARRY MESSAGE Diplomatists Interpret It as an Bntire Change of Policy on the Part of the Washington Government Toward the Mexican Situation By Associated Press. Washington, March B.—New and urgent representations amounting practically to a warning have been sent by the United States to General Carranza demanding an improvement of conditions in Mexico City. Diplomatists familiar with the con tents of the note which American Con sul Silliman has been instructed to pre sent to General Carranza interpret it as an entire change of policy on the part of the Washington government to ward the Mexican situation. The communication to Carranza which was drafted after conferences be tween President Wilson, Secretary Bry an and Councillor Lansing, was guard ed with secrecy pending some word from Carranaa as to his attitude. It was said by some officials that the note contained the strongest rep resentations that ever have been made to Carranza and indicates that the American government is rapidly losing patience with his indifference to the objectionable acts of General Obregou at Mexico City. Those who know the contents of the communication said it tliil not threaten force and was not in the nature of an ultimatum but pointed out in explicit language the serious consequences that might follow if the welfare of foreign ers continued to be disregarded. Much Concern Over Situation ! Early in the day, Secretary Daniels I had s'aid uo additions were contemplat- I ed to the fleet in Mexican wators but later it was learned that the eruiser Tacairm had ben ordered from Port \u Prince, Haiti, to Vera Cruz. Secretary Daniels was in consultation later with Secretary Bryan concerning the situa tion. Further movements of vessels may be decided upon. In diplomatic quarters there were more manifestations of concern oTer the Mexican situation than at any time since the American forces were landed at Vera Cruz. The foreign dip lomatists conferred anion.:* themselves and communicated to one another the latest developments as thev heard them. Some of the diplomatists declared j themselves satisfied that the course of the American government would pro duce results. One of the ministe s, who had received a telegram saying tiie Continued on Ninth V*nicr SUFFRfIGE UPjN THE SENATE Measure Will Be Considered on First Beading To-night and May P.i3s Finally by End of Week The woman suffiage amendment to the Constitution, providing that the voters of the State shall pass on the question ir November, will come up in the Senate to-night on first reading, will receive consideration to-morrow on second reading and, if the Senate holds a session on Wednesday, the measure will be finally considered on that day. There does not seem to be much op position to its final passage, and it is said that even some of the Senators who voted to keep the bill in commit tee will vote for its final passage. It already has passed the House. Following the final passage of the measure the women advocating its adoption by the people will begin a campaign which promises to be one of the most spectacular ever waged in this State. Prominent women suffra gists, who have been engaged in the work in other States, will come here in numbers and every county will bo thoroughly canvassed. Miss Jcanette Rankin, president of the Montana Suffrage Association, through whose efforts the "Treasure State" was added to the list of full suffrage States last fall, will arrive here to-morrow to help the Pennsylva nia suffragists in their campaign. HORN A FEDERAL PHISOXER Bridge Dynamiter Rearrested As He Finishes Jail Sentence in Maine By Associated Press. Machias, Me., March B.—Werner Horn, the German who attempted to blow up the international bridge at Vanceboro, was taken to Bangor to day for arraignment before a United States commissioner on a federal in dictment charging violation of the laws i regulating interstate transportation of explosives. He was arrested yesterday on the expiration of a sentence of thirty days in the county jail.for d&in aging property at Vanceboro. United States Marshal John Wilson deemed it advisable to'handcuff Horn to a deputy. The prisoner protested and wept when the shackles were fast ened. Horn and his custodians were due to reach Bangor at noon. Counsel for the prisoner was prepared to request a con tinuance of the proceedings. HIS OH TEST EF HOIRE TRACTOR One Commissioner Will Demand a Fair Trial ForHarrisburg-Made Product TO TRY TO HALT THE PURCHASES Says He Will Seek to Delay Award of Fire Apparatus Contracts to Out-of- Town Firm, Whose Bid Is Higher, Until Morton Machine Is Studied One of the City Commissioners who has expressed himself as opposed to the reported plan to award the con tracts for three motor-driven fire engine tractors to ar. out-of-town concern tihat submitted a higher bid than the Mor ton Truck & Tractor Company, of this city, said this morning that he is hope ful of being able to prevent the award of the contract by the City Commis sion at its meeting to-morrow. Ho hopes to be able either to induce Fire Commissioner Taylor to withhold the recommendation for the award of the fire apparatus contracts for one week or else to induce tho Commission to lay the matter over for one week if the recommendation is made to-morrow. This Commissioner said that the pur pose of this delay would be to give tho Morton people an opportunity to demon strate whether its tractor, which, it is understood, will-be completed in its fac tory this week, can inset the Fire De partment 's needs just as well as the tractors it has been the re[>orted iutern tion to buy from the out-of-town firm at the higher bid. To Give Local Firm a Chance He wants to give the Morton people a fair chance to prove the efficiency of their tractor and if it succeeds in do iiijf this it is understood he will advo cate the award of the contracts for two tractors, for use on steam fire engines, to the local firm. He may advocate that the third tractor, which is to he used on a hook and ladder truck, be purchased from the out-of-town concern. There will probably be no opposition to the awitrd of the contract for two motor-driven chemical wagons to the local firm The motor-driven combination liose and chemical wagon of the Friendship Company, a product of the Morton Motor Truck and Traetor Company, of this city, has given perfect satisfaction since it was placed in service early in October, said Fire Chief John C. Kindle- To-day, when he was asked for his opinion of the machine. Gives Perfect Satisfaction "The truck has never missed a call on account of mechanical trouble," said Chief Kindler. "it has given per fect satisfaction. I, however, would hesitate to recommend an untried trac tor for the department." The first one of this company's tractors is now in the course of con traction at the plant at Nineteenth aud Manada streets, and, it is under stood, will be ready for a test In a few days. HE PLAIS BURIAL; THUGS SELF Abram Ge3 r er, Wealthy Farmer, Asks Church Folk. Not to Toll the Bell WAS DESPONDENT THROUGH ILLNESS Widely Known Resident of London derry Township Was 75 Years Old and Had Long Been a Keen Suffer Prom Heart Attacks (Special to the Star-Independent.) Middletown, Pa., March 8. —After writing a note in which he outlined plans for his burial, selected the clergy men to conduct the funeral services and urged agaiiwt the tolling of the church bell to announce his death, Abram Oeyer, a wealthy Londonderry township farmer, early yesterday morning placed about his neck the noose of a rope that he had attached to a beam in his granary. Then he step ped from a box on which lie had been standing and hanged himself. Half an hour after he had strangled to death his body was round by Jacob Oeyer, a son, who went to look for him after becoming alarmed by his father's absence from the house. Mr. Geyer would have been 7-5 years old next month. During the last sever al years he suffered much from a weak heart and stomach trouble. At times be became greatly depressed and, it is believed, temporarily deranged. Mem bers of bis family believe it was dur ing one of these periods of despond ency that he took his life. On hie way to the granary, shortly Cutisued ob Foarth Pas* R MIGHT BLAZE NED SI PLANT Inventor Discovers Flames While Work ing in Laboratory and Summons Firemen HE DIRECTS WORK OF SMOKE-EATERS Tha Building Destroyed Was One Not Touched by the Fire Last Decem ber Which Nearly Wiped Out the Entire Edison Plant By Associated Press, West Orange, N. J., March 8. — Tbonias Edison, at work in his labora tory after midnight to-day, discovered a firo in one of the buildings of his great plant here and summoned the fire men in time to prevent what might have been a serious loss. The fire prac tically destroyed a building where the most valuable phonograph records were stored, but most of the records, which were in a concrete vault, were saved. When he saw fchie flames Mr. Edison dashed out of the laboratory in his shirt sleeves and stood outside direct ing the firemen for some time before his wife and son, who arrived from the Edison residence uearby, could persuade him to put on an overcoat. The inven tor was soaked to the skin by a hose which twisted out of the hand's of the fire fighters and fell within a few feet of him. The combined efforts of the fire de partments of West Orange and Orange were required to subdue the blaze. The building burned was the one not touched by t}ie conflagration which nearly wiped out the Kdison plant last December. CARNEGIE STEEL PLANT BUSY First Time in Nearly Two Years That Every Department Has Been in Operation By Associated Press, Pittsburgh, Pa., March 8. —Every department of the Homestead works of the Carnegie Steel Company was in op eration to-day for the first time in near ly two years and officials declared that ordors lately received for structural materials and ship and armor plate as sured activity at the plants for months. The open hearth department and the plate mills were started yes terday and the structural mills to-day, resulting ,iD 4,000 men being put to work. Orders received for pipe for the I southwestern oil and gas fields have re | suited in more activity «at ttoo McKees port plant of the National Tube Com pany. It is said that the open hearth plants of the Edgar Thompson Com pany will aiso soon reopen. $2.50 FOR UNSKILLED LABOR Minimum Wage Per Diem Advertised By Frank P. Walsh By Associated Press. Chicago, March B.—A minimum wage of $2.50 a day for unskilled labor was advocated by Frank P. Waleh, of Kansas City, chairman of the United States Commission on In dustrial lielations in an address here last night. Mr. Walsh said the government should retake all land procured by fraud, withhold all benefits of the tar iff from every employer who exploits children and women aud prevents labor from op.spanizinig for its own good. "Every great fortune," Mr. Walsh said, "is a fundamental wrong. He who gives bountifully to the poor must have first robbed them a-plenty." WILL EN LARGE PLANT Pipe Bending Works to Erect New Ma chine Shop With a view ot increasing their ca pacity for turning out shrapnel abells for the United States Government, the Harrisburg Pipe and Pipe Bending Works will erect a new building within a few days. The building will be an extension to the machine shops, in which will be placed additional lathes, drills and other machinery necessary for the equipment of the department. It was stated to-day that a number of t>be steel mills throughout the coun try are turning down government con tracts in order to supply foreign coun tries with orders, which necessitated the local plant enlarging its capacity. Coal Railway Rate Law Annulled Washington, March B.—The North Dakota Lignite Coal rate law was to day annulled as confiscatory and uncon stitutional by the Supreme Court when applied to the Northern Pacific and the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Saulte Ste. Marie Railways. FORECASTING READING'S WEATHER IN HARRISBURG Chief of Beading Bureau Banning Two Offices While E. B. Demain Is 111 He Even Tells Pretzel Town When Schuylkill Is Going on Bampage Reading's weather is being fore casted in Harrisburg. Parodoxical as it seems, that is the case. C. J. Doherty, chief of the Head ing Weather Bureau, who vies with the goose boners in forecasting the Pret zeltown weather, is in Harrisburg tem porarily in charge of the local oftiee during the absence of E. R. »Demain, who is confined to his home, 308 North Second street, with pneumonia. Mr. Demain is out of danger and will be at his post in a short time. Forecaster Doherty finds it easy to make Reading forecasts in HarriMnirg because the identical weather reports that come to this city also go to Read ing and the identical weather forecasts that, emulate from tho office in this city will also do for Reading—that is in the general run at things, local conditions not being taken into consideration. He makes his map in Harrisburg just as if he were in Reading and keeps in touch with the Reading situation by telephone. His assistant in Reading can phone him the Sch/uylkill river re ports au.dl the forecasts for Reading's floods, too, are made in Harrisiburg. This will work well as long as a sleert storm does not come along and knock the wires down—but that is a slight matter, for then the weathor reports from Washington are all late and fore casrts are delayed as a consequence. Nineteen years ago Mr. Doiherty was in charge of the local office, being re lieved by Mr. Demain. After many years in the south, in twenty-five sta tions. Mr. Doherty came north again to establish the Reading bureau two aud one-half years ago. THAW IS PLACED ON TRIAL Five Others Also Being Tried for Coif splracy in Former's Escape From Matteawan Asylum By Associated Press. New York, March B.—Harry K. Thaw, slayer of Stanford White, smil ingly tamo into the Supremo Court to day to stand trial for conspiracy to es cape from the State Hospital for the Criminal Insane at Matteawan. Five men, charged with assisting in the con spiracy, were placed on trial with him. Mrs. Mary Copley Thaw, the chief defendant's mother, .accompanied by Mrs. George Carnegie, Thaw's sister, appeared in court early. The contentions of the State were partly outlined by Assistant District Attorney O'Malley in questioning the first talesman, S. D. Fitcih, a public ac countant. These questions indicated that the prosecution would request the Court to instruct the jury that, not withstanding Thaw's insanity, lie might have a capacity to conspire. Five of the 12 jurors who will de cide the case of Harry K. Thaw were selected within less Mian three hours to-day. When court recessed this after noon for luncheon indications were that the jury box might be tilled by night. LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY Dispatches from Greece report the situation there as grave as a result of the political deadlock over the question whether the country shall intervene in the war on the side of the allies. M. Zaimis, Governor of the National Bank of Greece, has not yet shown any in dication of being able to get together a new Cabinet to succeed that of Pre mier Venizelos, which resigned on Sat urday because King Constantino did not approve the premier's aggressive policy for participation in the war. King Constantino is understood to de sire the maintenance of neutrality, but Athens dispatches say popular feeling is with M. Venizelos, who has declared that he and his party will not support any new government which may be formed with a policy of neutrality. The bombardment of the Darda nelles by the allies, which Is primarily responsible for the present situation in Greece, has had its effect also on other Continued on Ninth Pace. LATE AID OF THE CZAR SPENT $100,000,000 IN AMERICA New York, March B.—Captain Dmitri Vaesilieff, acting naval attache of the Russian embassy at Washing ton, who died hero yesterday was sta tioned in this city to direct the pur chase of war supplies for Russia in this country. Before illness prevented him from continuing hie work it was said he had spent nearly $100,000,000 in America. Captain Vassilieff was a personal friend of Em.peror Nicholas of Russia, and for several years was the emper or's aid on board the royal yacht. I)K. (iEORUE NORCROSS DIES Was Retired Presbyterian Minister and Editor of Church Papers Carlisle, March 8. —The Rev. Dr. Geong« Norcross, retired minister of the Presbyterian church, who had been editor of a number of church papers and well known in this part of the State, died thin morniuig at his home here of a complication of diseases, lie was 76 years of age. Formerly he had been pastor of the Second Presbyterian church. The following daughters remain: Mrs. Carl Foster, Bridgeport, Conn.; Mrs. Francois Rucas, Carlisle; Mrs. 11. M. Esterry, Portland, Ore., and Mary Norcroas, of Carlisle. Call for National Bank Statements By Associated Press. Washington, March 8. —I'he Comp troller of the Currency to-day issued a call for the condition of all national banks at the close of business Thurs day, March 4. t POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. BIG BATTLE DEVELOPING ON VISTULA Great Activity Again Apparent on Eastern Front, Say Advices From Petrograd GERMANS HAVE EYES ON WARSAW Kaiser's Army Headquarters Claim Cap. ture of 3,400 Russians at Rawa, Near Warsaw—May Be Part of Great Battle Now Under Way By Associated Press, London, March 8, 1.15 P. M.—The center of interest on the eastern front again has shifted with the announce ment from Petrograd that a great bat tle is developing on the left bank of the river Vistula at a point to tho west, and also to the southwest of Warsaw. It is not yet clear, judging from messages reaching Loi.don, which side has taken the offensive, but inspired sources both in Berlin and Petrograd have been hinting lately that vital oper ations might well be expected in this region. Messages from the Russian cap ital have declared that the old field of action in direction of Posen and Silesia alone could serve as the decisive battle ground, while Berlin has been practicing another brilliant action in tho direction of Warsaw by Field Mar shal Von Hindenbcrg. 3,400 Russians Captured No great activity has been reported elsewhero on the eastern front except at Rawa, to the southwest of Warsaw, where German army headquarters claim the capture of 3,400 Russians. It is possible that this action may be a part of the great battle which Petrograd says is now under way. Attacks and counter attacks from the text of both tho Paris and Berlin official communications ent» on tho western battle front, but there is no i dication of a decisive gain by either side. Attempts of tho allied fleet to force passage of the Dardanelles has caused a ferment in the near East, which pre cipitated a cabinet crisis in Greece. No new cabinet yet has been announced and King Constantino may have great difficulty forming a government with tho popular former Premier, M. Ven izelos. Await News of Dardanelles There is no late news of the situa tion at the Dardanelles and the British public is awaiting with keen interest tho next step in the business-like oper ations marking the work of the storm ing fleet. The release of the American cotton ! ship Pacific after several days' deten | tion at Deal, indicates that Premie* Asquith's blockade po'icy has not ye 1 ; been ratified by an order in council. One of the unexpected results of the submarine war operations has been the announcement of a reduction in trans atlantic rates. This may even precipi tate a rate war, unless passengerr are willing to pay higher prices. THE SITUATION! GREECE DESCRIBED AS VERY GRAVE Rome, Via Paris, March 8, 7.45 A. M.—Special dispatches to Italian news papers from Athens describe the situ ation in Greece as grave. Some of the correspondents express the belief that the present deadlock between King Constantino and many of his adviser* regarding tho country's intervention in the war is the result of antagonism which had arisen between the ruler and Bleutherios Venizelos, premier in the Cabinet, which resigned Saturday after its declaration in favor of joining the allies was frowned upon by the king. Other correspondents are of the opinion that the intervention of Greece on the side of the allies already has been agreed upon and that the crisis which npw is apparent, is artificial, having been arranged to make it easier for King Constantine to decide against Germany to which he has felt under some obligations for family and po litical reasons. The influence of Ger many is supposed to have been respon sible in a considerable measure for Greece obtaining possession of Kavala and Saloniki on the Aegean sea at the end of the Balkan war. Can't Requisition Neutral Cargoes London, March 8, 4.15 P. M.—No belligerent government has a right to requisition a cargo belonging to a neu tral government according to a decree given out by the prize court to-day. WALL STREET CLOSIiWO New York March B.—Moderate profit-taking kept the list within nar row limits In the later dealings. The closing was strong. Numerous Indica tions of domestic trade betterment con tributed to the strength and breadth of to-day's stock market.