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The Omaha Daily Bee
PAGES ONE TO TEN.
VOL. XLH-NO. 100.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORX1NU, DKCKMBIOH 21. t!U2 - T b-
SLNttUO COPY TWO CKNTS.
UNCLE SI SEEKSTO
First of Series of Suits is Filed in
Los Angeles Against Southern
INVOLVES QUARTER BILLION
About Fifty Thousand Acres In
cluded in This Action.
CHARGE OF FRAUD MADE
Oil-Bearing Land is Inoluded
OTHER COMPANIES DEFENDANTS
It In Aliened tlint These- 5nblriinr
Corporations AVcre Orfrnnlzeit
In Attempt to Deceive the
t .o eminent.
I watting for an opportunity to make
LOS ANGELES, Cal Dec. 20. The charges unsupported by, acts," Mr.
complaint In the long expected suit of !-'urchlll declared. "Mo has leveled scur
the federal government against the 'rllous allegations of espionage, favoritism.
Southern Pacific railroad. Involving title ,b,nckma11 ahd Inefficiency against me.
to ?2?ACO).0X) worth of supposedly mineral !
bearing lands In Fresno county, was filed
today In the Vnltcd States district court
for the southern district of California,
Other suits nre to follow, In which tho
government will contest the ownership
of a total uf $760,GOO,oa worth of lands,
Hccotdlng to U. D. Townsend, special as
sistant to the attorney general, who ar
rived here tonight.
Mr. Townscnd with T. J. Butler, also a
s-accial assistant, will prosecute the suit.
The latter filed the complaint.
The suit It brought under the provisions
of the act of congress passed July 27,
16$, requiring the Department of the In
tel lor to exempt mineral bearing lands
In Issuing patents to rallrjads,. TIb gov
ernment' will contend that of 110,000 acres
of land on the main line of tho1 Southern
Pailflc railroad, In California, 45,7 acres
are mineral boarln? and most revert to I
tho public domain. The land Is, for the
moht part. In the Ccallnga oil field, and Is
tinder the lease to tho Kern Trading and
Oil company, a subsidiary corporation of
the Southern Pacific and a joint de
fendant In the suit, with many other oil
companies and individuals. In addition to
the mineral land specified, tho complaint
recites, 12.0O acres of mineral bearinff
land already has been sold by the rail
road. t . .
l.lxt ii f Defendant .
Tho following is the list of defendants:
The Southern Pacific company, tbe
f '1'," rXW
Kern Tmillng-aiK OiUoompany, the As - 4
sofiatcd Oil companyt tho Southern Pa
e!fle Lnnd iomn:iiir. Ibi. Crnlrnl Triit
company of N.ew yorlc. H6mer tf. King,
the St. Paul Consolidated Oil company,
the Zler 6ll comp-inj. the Coaltnga Oil
and Gas company, the Guthrey Oil com
pany, the Confidence Oil company, tho
Associated Jlpo Line company, tho Sec
tion Seven Oil company, C. V. Iredell, I.
I.. Brlncr. Julius Fried. J. J. Vincent, O.
K. Shore, Orcn G. Myers, W. 8. Porter,
O. Schrlbner, C. A. Murdoch, Gcorgo W.
'. Unker. W. W. Machein, M. I Woy
mid M. Madison.
All the co-defendants are alleged hy thejcell.
government to be lessors of the Southern
Pacific lnnd'i it nil participators In the
profits from their mineral yields.
The contested patent, by which the rail
road was given title to tho lands, Is re
corded as patent No. L2 and wns issued
July 10, 1891. The patent was accepted,
says the complaint, with full acquiescence
lit the statutory exception of mineral
bearing lands, "not Including coal and
"During the last three years," tho com
plaint alleges, "this plaintiff , has ascer
tained that of the lands described In said
Patent ?3, approximately 43.7W acres are ;
valuable mineral lands (other than coal !
1 I .... r. 1nwl. ., .1 ...... t r. I ... .1 -,,,, .1 I
till', ItUII lUllUO, fllltl VUIIIMMIU 11.14 MU-
poilrw In oommenially paying quantities
it gold, tllver, copper, cinnabar, petroleum',
rifpnaltum, borax, gypsum and other val
uable minerals, and wero well known to
bo mineral lands until long subsequent j NEW HAVEN, Conn.. Dec. 20. Presl
to July 10, 1S9I, subject to mineral loca- ldent Tuft will make his permanent -rest-tl.-ns
pursuant to the mineral land laws ' aee ,,lls cllV w,,cr ,,e tttkes "P 4,10
or the United ttra duties of the Kent professorship at Yale
Clmi-Ke of Frnuil Mnile.
Fraudulent practices on the part of
tho railroad company In neeuring the rat-
tjit are charged as follcnv:
"In addition to tho se-rt itid fraudu- ,
lent purpose and Intent nf said Southern 1
Pacific Ilalltoad company and Its ofli- 1
rers and agents In- Indiums the Issuance .
or said patent ara tno inctuuing ineretniaw school and university, fanning as a
of said mineral land, It was also the so-
eret and fraudulent purpose and Intent will be entitled to a salary to be fixed , ties In even suggesting a consolidation of
of said Southern Pacific lutlroad com- J hereafter hsldc from the Income from the ' tho South Omaha office with Its bigger
pany and Its officers and agents to con-j Kent foundation. neighbor, m far as can bo ascertained
cenl from this plaintiff the true facts in, (they have failed to file their protests In
the promises until more than six years i MR, AND MRS. SWENSON NOT writing, contenting themselves with pre
had elapsed from the dale of the Issu- j " niMlj'cR HM PIlNRftAT sell,mff oraI ouJect,on" ,0 t,IB amalgtima-
nnce of said patent, to the end that the UlNlMtn UN UUIMBUAI , ton Rn(i rftlng a number of democratic
plaintiff should be delayed In the Institu- 1 politicians to prove that the consolidation
tlon uf Judicial proceedings to force" the VALLlilO. Cal., Dec. .-The official ; wm n.ither te popular or satisfactory to
rights of the plaintiff in the premises 'report to the Navy department at Wash- . tl,e builness interests of the packing city,
uiid in tho hope that when the plaintiff ""Kton of the supper on board thc gunboat i r fobtck frankly stated that he
hhould ultimately discover .said; fraud the , Vlcksliurg on December 3 will make no wulllu I10t have P1H)(ied consolidation, had
Jelav In the Institution of ald Judicial . mention when given out of Bmll Hwenson, , Routll Omaha and Omaha voted to Join
proceedings, might be pleaded In defense '
(Continued on Page Two.)
Forecast till 7 p. m. Saturday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Fair tonight and Saturday; not much
change in temperature.
Hours. Deg. i
C a. in 23
6 a. m 21
7 a. m 19
S a. m is
9 a. n 19
10 a. m., 20
11 a. m 2
.12 m 25
1 p. in 37
2 p. in 39
I p. m 29
and Lord Beresford
in Row in Commons
LONDON. Deo. W.-Muf,lmrdlw1w,Attor1 Jn Dynamitc Trllu Deny
was Indulged In and venomgus feeling .
arouicd in th House of commons this I Raising of Fund Should Bear
Afternoon over the retirement of VI
Admiral Sir Frances C. Brldtrema
Brldgenvan from the position of flirt e
loid of the British admiralty.
Admiral T.nl-d lhar1a tlj.ifr.l'd u'tlif
iii it member, of the house, and Winston
Spencer Churchill, first lord of the ad
mlraltj. replied each other to the utmost
limit allowed In the British Parliament.
"Beckatalrs methods," "hrlbes and
threats," "gross Insinuations", and "skulk
ing" were some of the choice phrases ex
changed. Briefly. lord Charles-flcresford charged
Mr. Churchill with pui'sulng a policy of
bribes and threats. If, ho said, the sea
lords disagreed with Mr. Churchill's auto
cratic assumption of the executive as
well as the administrative authority they
were dismissed lit Insolent letter.
Mr. Churchill's reply was crisp and I
stinging. Ixrd Charles Beresford, he
'said, had made a number of Insinuations 1
lot a very gross character.
"110 has skulked In the background
"u ' nav nover ,aK8n enousiy
Ho does" not mean 'to be as offensive hs
he really Is. I kjd sorry ho was not made
admiral of the fleet, as I know how sore
he Is about It, but since I have been at
tnc admiralty I have discovered that It
would be very difficult to get a board of
navsl men to approve such an appoint
ment." Mr. Churchill stuck to his guns In say
ing he had written to Admiral TJrldge
nian Insisting on his resignation solely on
account of the admiral's health rendering
him Incapable of adequately fulfilling' his
Alleged Auto Bandit
Has Receipt for Cash
Paid for Missions i
" :tho McNamarn brothers, pleaded guilty.
CHICAGO. Dec. 20.-Whcn Arthur I then they would have been subject to
Lewis, alias Louis Forbes, who, with two i clUlrlsm. but not otherwise. John J. was
companions, Is being held at a West Side!.,,, hrnlns of th.i nlnta and theo men
police fetation as alleged automobile ban
dits, was searched today a card was
found In his pocket shewing that ho Is a
member of the Tuesday Evening club of
the Trinity Kplscopal churc'h. South
Michigan avenue and Hast Twenty-ststli
street. In another pocket a letter Was
fqund. fro:p the pastpr, Itev. Jom M. Mc-
Gann, t! R6wlcug1ng receipt of a oon
trlhuUot. uf JlO'for mlsfionary punoses.
The th'd men were arrested following
their betrayal by" Elmer Heath, an auto-
mobile-repair. roan, .who ?aW he,had Jicen
- .- rw, rf.i. . .a 'vi..
several restaurants 'they had planned to
Victims of recent robberies by automo
bile bandits In all parts of the city have
been notified to visit tho police station
and attempt to Identify the- three men
Morris AVolf, 21 years old, and Joseph
Wilde, 22 years old, companions of Lewis,
are said to have confessed to the ihiIIco
that they had planned to rob several
restaurants when taken Into custody.
Lewis denied tho charges and spent
Imuch of the dy reading the Bible In his
Charged With Fraud
GIRARD, Kan., Dtc. IX). Charges of Ir
regularity and fraud were brought by
six republican county candidates against
socialists who defeated them In the last
election at tho hearing of the Crawford
county contests, which began here today. '
If the contests are successful tho one i
Kansas county which was believed to
have been carried by socialists will be
added to tho republican column.
TAFT WILL BE MEMBER
OF THE YALE FACULTY
I college next spring. Ho has requested a
.friend to find him a house. In connection
...... thc rofessorshlp. It Is understood
al tll0 next meeting of the corporation 1
tlu!' tender of It will be formally made 1
aj ww j,e accepted by President Taft. J
Besides filling tho duties of Kent prores- i
sorslilp. the president will lecture on In-
tcrnational and constitutional law In the,
faculty member and full
nrofessor and !
""er ol ",e noul" ""7"' ur "'"
, wife, whoso names aie connected In pub- t
Itshed accounts with the. Injuries suffered
by Mrs. Andrew Muller, who was taken
from the Vlckaburg that night with a
A telephone call to Dr. Doran of Val
lejb from the South Dakota was wrongly
attributed by the police to Mrs. Swanson.
She and her husband were both at their
home In Vallejo that night entertaining
CRUSHED UNDER CARS
MOP.P.ISTOWX, N. J.. Dee. 20.John
B. Huyler, aged 19. the youngest ton of
the late John S. Huyler, millionaire candy
manufacturer, wan fatal!' Injured here
today when he fell beneath a train. Hoth
legs were crushed to tbe knee so that
Immediate amputation was necessary,
and he died a few hours later. The young
man Jumped on the train Just as It was
pulling out of the station for New York,
then lost his balance and fell.
HELD NO SIGN OF GUILT
BROTHERS BELIEVED INNOCENT
Actions of Accused Men Only Based
Upon Their Duty.
JOHN J. BRAINS OF CONSPIRACY
Leaders Scattered Over Country Not
KERN'S ARGUMENT FOR MONDAY ;
1'lenn of l.miyrrn Will II- Cnneluded
liy Thursday, After Which
J m! If" a lnlrnet Ion to
.lurj- Will lie Given.
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 2d.-Denlal that!
aid In raising a defense fund for tho Mc- i
Nanmra brothers by labor union officials, j
now on trial should be taken as an Indl-1
cation of guilty knowledge of u dynamite
conspiracy on the part of the forty de
fendants was mado today, by attorneys
for the defense In their arguments before
the federal Jury today.
"It has been repeatedly charged by the
government that these defendants showed
their Implication In tho dynamite plots
'because of their efforts to help the Mc
Xnmaras while the McNamaraa were
locked up In Io Angolcs and before they
pleaded guilty." said M. C. Tifft of Min
neapolis, continuing the argument for the
defetiFe. Having every oonfldcnco that
John J. McNamara, their brother union
official, was Innocent, It was the duty of
these detendqpls to help them.
Deceived Ii- lloldnent of Crimes.
"The very enormity of tho crime at
Los Angeles, the very boldness and extent
to which explosions had secretly been
carried on for years, made It unthinkable
that the secretary of the Ironworkers' In
ternational union committed them or
ein to be committed. Had the
s raised a defense lunil alter
scattered over the country were not
closely enough associated with him to
have become acquainted with his criminal
Defending Charles N. Reum of Min
neapolis and Fred' J. Mooiiey of 'Duluth,
whotn he specially represented, Mr,
Tifft said they lied no knowledge of any
(Continued on Page Twp.)
is a Good Listener,
but a Poor Talker
WASHINGTON, Dec. l-o.-'T found Got
ernur Wilson a good listneer and a poor
talker," said Senator Lee Overman of
North Carolina, who returned today from
Trenton, .with the expressed -hope that
Josnphus Daniels of North Carolina would
be given the postmaster generalship In
tho new cabinet. Senator Overman said
he received no promise from Governor
Wilson, but that lid believed 'Mr. Daniels
would be brought Into the cabinet.
Mnny senators and members of the
house uro expected to visit Governor Wil
son during the holidays. Most of them
are keeping their plaiyi secret, however,
and will slip over to New Jersey with as
little publicity as possible. Senators Hoke
Smith of Georgia and Gore of Oklahoma
nro two democrats who will visit the
president-elect within a few days.
Cabinet discussion has brought a num
ber of members of both houses Into the
range of possible secretaryships ulnce the
return of Governor Wilson. Tlie- lnelud
Henry, Seniors O Gorman. Hoke Smith.
Gore nnJ "IC"''
TTi, i i . . . .
Hitchcock and Lobeok
File Oral Objections,;
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dee. 20.-(8pecIal Tele-gram.j-fllepresentaUvo
Lobeck was told
today by Dr G.ranfleld, first assistant
poslmaater general, that he had referred
the matter of oonvlldntlon of tho South
Ornaha, posUifflce with that of Omaha tu
tho postmaster general a requested by ,
Senator Hitchcock and the congressman!
from the Seeond Nebraska district,
while the Junior senator and Mr. Lo- j
bet-u appear to be greatly wrought up
nver the arrllnn nf the nnstofriee millini-t.
i1,ana 1,1 tl,e making' or a greater Omaha
time he feels nothing
to Injure tho pride of
"If consolidation Is effected on Jan
uary 1, as per the order Jssued than, I
suppose It 1b up to the democratic dele
gates in congress from Nebraska to get
the order abrogated, when Wilson takes
over the control of the government," ho
Postmaster General Hitchcock could
not be seen today, but It Is understood
that In the Interest of economy and
greater efficiency In tho postal service
for South Omaha he will stand by his
HARPER GIVES MONEY
TO FOUND PROFESSORSHIP
MOUNT PLEASANT, la,. Dec. 2U.-A
Christmas girt or J10.000 from John Harper
of Fairfield, to found a John Harper
Kngllnh bible professorship, won an
nounced today by President Schell of
Iowa Wesley an college.
From Uie' (Baltimore American.
MUST PROTECT AMERICANS
United States Adopts Firmer Policy
CONDITIONS ARE INTOLERABLE
Stntc Department linn Information
from Many Source of Plntider
Inar of Hunches unci Mint''
' 'of American Citterns.
WASHINGTON, Dec. SO.-Tho deter
mination of 1 the administration to 'adopt
a stirrer policy toward Mexico, as dis
closed, In tiie announcement last tilght' of
the purpose to make fresh representa
tions to that government tegardlng tho
continuation of the rebellion Is direclly
attributed to the recent return to Wash
ington of several persons thoroughly con
versant with all alleged evil .conditions
existing south of fho border.'
First was Henry Lane Wilson. Ameri
can ambassador to Mexico, who has berti
In close touch with every one of tho
American consular officers In tho dis
turbed districts and who Is. also person
ally aware of the attitude of the Mexi
can government toward the larRe number
of Amerlcaij otalnm presented as a result
of the dnprcdatloiiH committed by rebels
Kit'nrllnn li- Itelieln.
Then tliero have come forward the thice
members of tho celf-conshtltuted com
mittee of Americans, representing the
largo plantation and mining Interests In
northern Slexlco who from persona!
knowledge wero able to Inform the State
department of the various practices cm-
'ployed by the rebel leaders to extort
money from the American managers and
foremen and of the comrMrHtlvo Indlffer
'ence of tho Mexican government officials
to the numerous appeals of tho American
lltPrcstil for protection from tho raider '
l La"'' t'1"0 liave tomo tlln members
8l)bcommttoo on foreKn
relations, fresh from an Investigation at j
first hand of border conditions, from Call-
i no comninauon or ail tnese representa
tions has made a profound tmprct-Klon on
tho administration. It has been concluded
that stronger representations than have
(Continued on Pago Two.)
Cleveland Lawyers .
Indicted in Detroit
CLKVI3LAND, O., Dec. 20. -Prosecuting
Attorney Cllnc today asked Detroit au
thorities to arrest Attorneys Jeroma
Probst and M. F. McDonald of that city.
They were Indicted hero secretly severnl
days ago, charged with obtaining money
under false pretenses.
The indictments grow out of tho broach
of promUe suit brought against Probst
by Miss Alma IJroderlck, a former Chi
cago teacher, filio ohtalned a Judgment
In New York for JI2.S1S. It Is alleged
that McDonald, representing Probst, sr-
rnnged for payment by Inducing her to
accept a lock box of securities deposited
In a Cleveland bank. Miss Ilroderick
subsequently claimed tho securities wcr
worthless and the claim was upheld In
the local courts when Judgo Kstcp set
aside the settlement as fraudulent.
Tho Indictment Is based on the allegod,
jail: 1 Al
i as rn
I CAN HAfSG I
QUNn ! . . '
-v - - . ym- w ivs
Two is Company; Three i a Crowd.
St. Paul System
Takes Over Puget
CHICAGO, Dec. Irt.-Presldent A. I.
Hurling of tho Chicago. Milwaukee . St.
Paul company confirmed tho report last
night that the Chicago, Mllwatlkeo and
Puget Sound lines would be operated an
part of-the St. Paul system, and that
tho Joint operation would begin JiVnunry
I. Mr. Uaiilng's statement follows:
"The railway of the Chicago, Mil
waukee & Puget Sound Uallwny com
pany, oxtohdlng-from thn. connection with
tho railway of tho Chicago, Milwaukee.
,t- St. Paul Hallway Company at Mobiidge,
near the east bank of the Missouri river
III the state of South Dakota, through
tho states of South Dakota, North Da
kota, Montana and Idaho to Seattle and
Tacnma, was conhtructnd an an extension
of tho railway of tho Chicago, Milwaukee.
A St, Paul Hallway company.
"The work of constructing the railway
of tho Chicago. Mllwinukee fc Puget
Sound Hallway company has beon com
pleted substantially, and as the railway
of buth companies can In tho Interest of
all concerned, bo more advantageous
operated an one system, the lines of thi
Chicago, Milwaukee Puget Sound Hall
way company will, on and after Jsnunry
I, 1913, bo operated as a part of tho sys
tem of the Chicago, .Milwaukee & St. Paul
"Tho headquarter of the lines west of
the Missouri river will be continued on
tho const and the representation there
fore will be as full and complete as at
Tho trackage under the new system will
be 13,i:'t miles.
Merchant is Found
Slain in His Office
CHICAGO, Dec. 20.- J. II. Logue, 53
years old, prcsldout of J. II. I)gue & Co.,
diamond dealers, was found murdered In
Ills offlco In McVicker s theater building
this afternoon. Kobbeiy Is bolleved to
havo been the motive for tho crime,
An office boy made tho discovery and
gavo the alarm Oeeurwiits of adjoining
offlceo declared they heard a shot a few
minutes before tho offlro boy gave thc
Mr. Lougo'n body hub found lying on
tho floor of bis private office, bound anil
gagged. There wns a bullet wound In his
forehead and the back of his head was
The office was In disorder and from In
dications tho showcases and drawers had
been ransacked A slock of diamonds
valued at many thousands of dollars was
carried by the firm and the police' began
Immediate Investigation to ascertain
whether any of the Jewels were missing.
Police found In tho office a bottle be
lieved to have contained chloroform and
near tho body an empty cartridge like
thdso uied In automatics. Tho door of
tho vault was closed and apparently tho
lock had not been tampered with- Hlbbon
rolled Into a ball nu- stuffed Into Mr.
Lotigo's mouth and mound his neck was
a tightly wound rope fastened to nn end
of the ribbon.
WOMAN FINDS TRAMP
ASLEEP IN HER BED
Y ON K KHS, N. Y., Deo. 20,-Wlien Mrs.
Arthur J. Van Suctendael, wire of u Yon
kcrs architect, went to her bedroom last
night she fould sleeping In . her bed an
unkempt stranger with a week's growth
of beard. Her scream us she swltuhod
on the lights awakened him. Turning
down thc counterpane he sat up, blinked
j "I won't be long. I II bo going-"
I "Don't go, I II get you something to
wilt." replied Mrs". Van Suetendael, regain
ing her composure, although sho m
alone In tbe house. Tiptoeing donn stairs
she went' to the telephone and notified
The tramp told tho police that he found
the front door unlocked and after wanning-
himself went to bed.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR REID
Wcstminstor Ahbey is Crowded with
TWO ARCHBISHOPS OFFICIATE
Klniv (Jenrue lleprenen ted lij- Prince
Arthur of ('nunntiKlit llnlf of
the Conirrean Hon Com
posed, of Ainerlcnttn,
LONDON, Dec. 20. Tho memorial eerv
Iro for the lato Ambassndpr Whltolaw
Held, cclebiated today In Westminster
u'bhVy. was an Impressive' ceremony.' TIo
Itotioi of such a service In Great llrltnln's
most litBtorlo chapel hos' on only few oc
casion been nccorded lo any but Uritlsh
subjects of great distinction.
In the Congregation of ?,MJ which as
sembled thin morning, nearly half were
American residents In Kngland, Including
tho staff of the American embassy and
Hoyalty, tho government nnd every
class of public lire, together with tho nr
tlstla and literary worlds, wero repre
sented. Tllo day was a gray nnd gloomy one,
typical or London winter. All members
or the congregation wero dressed In the
deepest black. Tho robes or tho clergy
mfi nnd tho choir ami tho flames rrom
the clusters of caudles before the nltar
wero tho only spots of color against the
dark stono wnll, lined with tnblets and
busts of hundreds of tho noted dead.
Funeral marches wero played while tho
groat congregation assembled.
Mirny IlUt Iniculnlieil l-emonnKrs.
PrJnoo Arthur oi Connatight, as rcp
rcseiitiitlvo of King George and Quoen
Mary; Itril Howe, representing Queen
Mother Alexandra; tho representatives of
other royal personages; tho duko or
Argyll; Prince Iouls or llattenbcrg; tho
Grand Duke Michael or Hussla; the vice',
ohanoellors or Oxrord and Cambridge
universities; Premier Asqulth; Foreign
Secretary Sir Kdwurd Grey; Home Sec
retary Iteuluald McKennu; Colonial Sec
retary Lewis Hat court; Iurd President
or tho Council Viscount Morley: Indian
(Continued on Pago Two.)
CHICAGO. Dec. 20.Gcorge W. Fit?.
gerald, former .associating teller In th'
United States HUhtrcaAtiry at Chicago,
charged with the theft of 1 173,0.") from the
government in February, lftoT, was found
not guilty by a Jury In Federal Judge
Carpenter's court today.
Tho Jury took five ballots in deciding
Fltr.geruId'H fate. The first ballot Imme
diately after tho jury retired yesterday
afternoon showed the membera equally
divided for conviction and acquittal. The
second ballot vvas uight rnr acquittal and
four for conviction. Tho third and fourth
ballots were eleven for acquittal and one
The verdict was read In court shortly
after noon. Tho case was given to the
Jury at 5 o'clock yetiterdny afternon. The
trial was begun November 12. Tho five
y eats' preliminary investigation of tlio
mysterious shurtugo In the Chicago sub
treasury which resulted in tho Indictment
and trial of Fitzgerald I said to have
cost tho government moro than tlOO.UM.
Fitzgerald wept with Joy when the find
ing of the Jury was mado public and
threw his arms around the neck of his
WIN SUIT FOR LANDS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.-Tno right of
3,OV) Cherokee freedmeu tu participate In
tho distribution of the lauds and funds
belonging to the Cherokee Indian nation,
was sustained today by Judge Anderson
of tho District of Columbia supremo
cour. Tlio court uphold tho government')!
demurrer to a suit of the Kectoowah So-
iclotv to restrain the secretary of the In
terior from permitting tho freedmen par
ticipating' In U property Th suit was
TURKEY DECIDES TO
Sultan Says Situation is So Changed
that He Would Rather Continue
War with Greeks.
WAIVES SIGNING ARMISTICE
Would Make Further Demands Be
fore He Would Permit It.
INSTRUCTIONS SENT TO LONDON
Next Point Will Be Reviotualing of
RECEPTION FOR THE DELEGATES
Plenipotentiaries UueXa of Honor
nt I.nnclion CUrett hr Lord
3ln)or nt the Manx I mi
I i uur, uec. iw. i no six great riu-
inpeati powers, England. France, Ger.
many, Hussla, Austria and Italy. hav
orccptcd the principle of an autonomous
Albania, with a pilvllego guaranteeing tr
Sorvlu commercial access to the Adrlatln
sen. This I the first definite result oC
the ambassadors' "conversations," tho
third of which was held this afternoon.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 'JO.-The In
structions forwarded. Uy the Ottoman,
government to Rcchad Pasha, tho leader
of tho Turkish pcaco delegation In Lon
don, authorlr.0 him to treat with tho
tlreok delegates without their provioua
signature of tho armistice protocol.
Tho Turkish delegation Is ordered to)
apply during tomorrows meeting for por
mission for tho ruvlotunling of tho
fortress of Adrianople.
In official circles hero It Is explained,
that tho change of tho Turkish attltuda
toward Groeco Is tho result of tho face
that tho situation In regard to Greece
ban now turned so. much to Uie advantage
of Turkey that the Turkish government
would demand exceptional conditions bc
fore signing an armistice with Greece.
Iteeeplloii for Hi-leu ten.
LONDON, Dec. 20. The peace plcnlpo
tcntlarlcs or Turkey ami or tho llalkan
allies wero tlio guests or honor at i
luncheon given by tho lord mayor uC
Ivondon at tho Mansion hotiso. today. Tho
distinguished, gathering Included Premier
Asqulth, Foreign Secretary Sir Edwalil
Grey, Lord President of the Council Vis
count Morley nnd other prominent per
The lord mayor extended a hearty won
coma to the peace ,idonlpotcntlarlcr
speaking of' tho enduring iaibfacllou,
which would be felt If they should uchlcva
a happy Usilo and a lasting peace.
Heohail Pasha, for Turkey; Premlee
VonlslloM, or Greece, and Dr. Dannff,
for llulgatia, replied. Tho latter, refetN
ring to thn greatness of London, said:
"Its prosperity Is intimately linked with
the cause for which wo aro now lahorlnB
and.lt cannot fall to fortify our determl-i
nation to succeed In our mission."
Premier Asqulth Hold he was not
ashamed to declaro himself optimistic of
tho negotiators arriving nt an cqultnbln
and enduring pl-ace, and that the peacn
of Ijomlon would bo regarded by history
us tho proudest lcar In London's crow
Hultnii Presents Flnit.
The Turkish flagship Kheyrh-Ed-Dln
Harbarossa, which, acrordlng to rcorts.
from Athens wuh practically destroyed
by Greek nhells during tho recent sea
fight orf tho Dardanelles, straits, was pro.
Bcnted today by tho sultan of urkey with
tho historic flag flown by tho battleshln
Mahmudleh at th bombardment of Sebas-
topol In 1K4.
The captain of the flagship wns pre
sented to thc sultan, who congratulated
him and tho rest of tho Turkish navy
on tho outcomo of the nctlon.
It appears that tho Turkish flagship
was struck by two Greek shells, but tint
damage done to the vesui was Insignifi
cant. One man on board was Kliieu ntii
eight others wnunaed.
During the so-calVd battle the com
manders or tho Turkish and Oreek fleets
exchanged pleasantries by wireless teleg
raphy. Tho Greek admiral telegraphed:
"We havo occupied the Island of l'ene
Hos nnd await your orders." To which,
tho Turkish ndjiilral replied: "Your shells
aro falling wide. I would rccommcnl
you to tako better aim."
Ilimlneas In Austria DeiimriiHseil.
PAWS, Dec. 20.-Austtia-Hungry is
spending V)O,C00 a day to defray the ex
penses of tho mobilisation nt Its army,
according to an estlmati. mndc by a cor
respondent of tho Temps, Just returnert
from Gallria, Austria.
The wholo or the commercial and IndusJ
trial lire or the country has been disor
ganized, he adds. In Gallcla nelthct
money nor rood Is to he had, and thn
wealthier part or tho population has fled
from the country.
At tho sumo time the fear-strickon peas
ants are becoming tho prey of' dishonest
speculators. Groups of those men ars
cornering all tho gold and- silver coin,
with which they buy nil tho nupor money
(Continued on Pjigo Two.)
A Clearing House of
Human Wants Beu
Want Ads are tho busi
ness clearing liouso of
tho stuto tho aotivo
market placo of many
a business. Tho "Wants
lead to buying, selling,
renting, hiring and ex
changing. Thoy are
quick in action aud
powerful iu tho result
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