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The Omaha Sunday Bee PART ONE. ' NEWS SECTION PAdES ONE TO FOURTEEN THE WEATHER. Generally Fair VOL. XL1I-NO. 27 OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 22, 1912 SIX SECTIONS SIXTY PAGES. SINGLE COPY MVE CENTS. POWERS TO FORCE AUSTRIA TO EXPLAIN Servia, at Suggestion of Triple En tente, Acoepts Principle of Au tonomy for Albania. MUST NOW SHOW ITS HAND Belief that Intention is- to Make Servia Vassal State. ALLIANCE WILL NOT PERMIT IT Balkan States Will Have Backing of Russia in the Stand. TURKISH COURIER ARRIVES Powers Will Now Try to Avert Break In Kotlntton Over Fu ture of Adrlnnople Klnir Receives DelcKnt.!. LONDON, Deo. 21. When the peace en- i voyo of the Balkan states and Turkey J u(mii lit' luiiim ou:u aw ai ijaiuca palace this afternon, Servia, on the sug gestion of Great Britain, France and Rus sia, declared Its readiness to accept tho prlnctplu of Albanian autonomy and neutralization. This move has the object of making Austria-Hungary explain the reason for Its armaments and say what Its ultimate desires really are. The fear Is entertained In many quar ters that Austria-Hungary is planning a scheme, which if It proves successful, will make Servia a kind of a vassal state. It is rumored that among other conditions of a financial, commercial and economic character, Aufetrla-Hungary Intends to Im pose a limitation on tho strength of the Servian army which neither the Balkan league nor Russia would ever admit. This slltuatloii, It Is said, explains why Austria-Hungary is keeping twelve of its army corps on a war footing, four of them ready Ho cross the Servian frontier, four of them in Galacla, near the Rus sian frontier, two In Bosnia and Herzego vina and two along the Italian frontier. It is noticeable, according to the mili tary experts, that 'notwithstanding tho triple alliance during the last decado Austria-Hungary has constantly aug mented tho strength of Its troops along the Venetian and Tyroiese lines. Instructions for Turks Arrive. The anxiously awatted Ottoman courier has arrived from Constantinople bearing fresh instructions' to the Turkish peace plenipotentiaries. In view of the forecast of these instructions telegraphed from Constantinople, it is feared their eon tents nre likely to precipitate trouble. There Is little doubt, however, that tho foreign ambassadors here during their "conversations" have made the necessary arrangements to Intervene wlth;.the.ihbpe of -preventing an Irretrievable 'ruptureof tVio'fy&fce-cc-nference until they have"trled to .briitlge the gulf separating tho allied Baikan 'nations from the Turks pp. tho question of the future of. Adrlanoplo. The peace delegates werp received In audience today by King George at Buck ingham palace. Each mission was re ceived separately by his majesty, who, lrf a few cordial words. Impressed the en voys with his earnest hope that success would attend their negotiations. The agreement reached by the powers on tho subject of autonomy of Albania and In regard to tho commercial outlet on the Adriatic sea for Servia has largely dissipated tho nightmare of a European war. The newspapers of Europe, with virtual unanimity, hall this agreement, the first result of the ambassadorial 'conversations," with the greatest satis faction as marking tho settlement of the larger crisis. IjOIIKT Session Held. Today's session, tho fourth since the peace conferences were begun, wns the longest yet -held. Tim delegates liud be foro them Turkey's fresh Instructions em powering tho Turkish delegation to treat with tho Grecian representatives on con dition that Turkey be allowed to revlctual the fortress of Adrlanople. Tho discussion of this question occupied the entire session and an agreement had not yet been reached when the confer ence adjourned to meet again Monday afternoon. Allies Sinud Br Armistice. It Is 'understood that the contention of tho Balkan allies' delegates Is that the question of revlctuallng the fortress was settled by th. terms of the vml.tlee and that they have no power to Interfere with those terms. Dr. Daneff, head ot the Bulgarian delegation, said after the ad journment that It wns uncertain whether the delegates wpuld be able to reach a definite decision even on Monday. An official communication of the pro gress of the peace conference was Issued later In the day. It says: "The further adjournment of the con- (Contlnued on rage Two.) The Weather. - FOR NEBRABKA Not much change tn t.mn.niril FOR IOWA Fair; not much change In temperature. Tempernture nt Omnlin Yesterdny. N Hour. Dcg. 5 a. m H 6 a. m 21 7-n.m. 21 O .. 41 114 rr 10 a.' mi". 2i J m m"l" l Jo p.'rnV.y.'.V."".... . ."K : p. m .1 p. m ' p. m 40 & n. m. 3 p. m 7 p. m Comparative I.ociil Urcuril, 1S12. 101L 1916". 1900. Highest yesterday a 31 to 17 Iwest yesterday 21 30 11 2 Mean temperature 32 ii 30 10 Precipitation 00 .17 04 T Temperatures and precipitation depar tures from tho normal: Normal temperature 2i Excea for the day............ Total excess since March 1 105 Normal precipitation 08 Inch JJefldeiiv?- for the day 03 Inch 'dial rainfall since March I.. 21.92 Inches Deficiency Mnre March 1 4.01 Incties On flclency for cor. period 1911. .13.63 Inches jieflclency ror cor. periou wv- .n.ia niciici T Indicates trace of irreclpitatlon. 1 Banker Who Promised 100 Per Cent Interest Arrested at Chicago CHICAGO, Dec. 21. A private bulk, which advertised to pay 100 P?p en In terest a year "on all deposits from one cent to $IS,000,OuO," was closed today with the arrest of F. B. Carson. Us promoter, on a charge of using the malls to defraud. According to postofflce inspectors, Car son rented a postofflce box, which he gave j,s the address of the Chicago bank. Circulars were sent to principals of schools throughout the country asking for deposits. Carson is nllcged to have ob tained may thousands of dollars through his private, banking scheme. Referring to the offer or ltw per nt Interest, the circular of tho "Chicago Bar.lt ' says: "Fools say that it cannot be done. Fools do not know that some of the banks in Chicago am said to be loaning money for EO per cent a month or 000 per cent a year. "The Chicago Bank reserves the right to return part or all of your deposit with 100 per 'cent Interest at any tlmo and without notice.' On of the letters addressed to the principal of a public school at Dorsey, 111., states: "Divtrsiflcatlon of Investments being one of the secrets of success, you will do well to semi the bank a trial deposit and see how much easier It is for money to double Itself than It Is for you to please all the directors, fathers, mothers,' broth ers and sisters of tho public schools. "The Chicago Bank will be pleased to hear from you at any time and possibly later on may offer you the presidency of a small bank In Madison county." Ways that Are Dark and Tricks that Are Vain Exemplified SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 21. Ways that i are dark and tricks that are vain were ' tho flat during the day. abundantly typified in tho local China-1 A coincidence that detectives assign to town last night in an episode In which I the suspects under arrest doveloped dur figurcd guns, trlbuto money, smuggled 1 ing the Investigation or the flat. Jm opium and a white man who either 'was mediately beneath the apartment of the h'lrea to vote as a customs officer or, ! suspects, O. R. Worsley, a prlvnte de belng one, accepted a bribe of $120. i trctlve lived with his family. Wednesday Wong Gue went to the rooms of K. C. j Kht burglars gained entrance to his Lee, a wealthy retired Chinese merchant, i fit nmi although there was considerable lost night carrying a suitcase which ho joweiry In the bedrooms, the Intruders gold contained opium. Hardly had ho j ,ook ony two muKazlno revolvers, seated himself when a white man en- j tered the rooms, announced that he was I.okhc's Previous History. a customs Inspector and arrested Wong, i Negotiations for his release culmlnuted In the departure of the "Inspector" with ! the suitcase and $120. Wong accused Leo of having arranged for tho visit of tho i Inspector, whon he took to be an im- denly cllsappeaifd with a satchel lull or postor. He demanded $.V0 cnsh for his 1 valuable gems. Subhcqufntly tho gema opium. Lee refused and Wong obtained j wero found In logue's possession, accord the aid of four friends, one of whom dls-' i"K to the police. played a revolver. ' Tlle police are worklni; on a theory thnt The 'fle then surrounded Lee and cs- corted him to the stores of one -after an other of lils frlends'a.! lie 'atehiptcd'"lo borrow It. " ' Lee lnustered his courage as a police man approaoned. and broke, away, yelling. Three of the five, Vong Que and two others, were captured by the policeman. What Is interesting the police Is, did Lep or Wong arrange for tho confiscation of tho opium? What Is" Interesting customs officials is.J was tho ''Inspector" a bona fldo one who accepted a bribe, or an impostor amena ble to punishment for his impersonation? Christmas Pardons to Many Prisoners the Mayor's Gift With tlie compliments of the Yuletldo season a frco pardon was handed to each one of twenty-five prisoners In the county Jail yesterday afternoon by Mayor James ' C Dahlman. All of the prisoners granted liberty were sentenced from the cltj' court for minor offences, for mild punishment and tho majority had only a few days more to servo. The remaining prisoners in the county Jail will be transferred from the old building to the new court house on Mon day and the many releases will facilitate matters In handling the charges. "Just a llttlo Christmas present to the poor folk In Jail," said the mayor last night. Most of them were to be released i m dfty wouM ,llgti) mighty sweet to them. I wish I could possibly see my way clear to Innoculate a little more of the "peare on earth, good will to men" spirit In the Jails, but I guess I've pardoned about all that can be said to deserve It. Aeroplanes Collide in Mifl-Air at Paris PARIS, Dec 21. An aeroplane colli slon In midair today Imperilled the life (of Theophlle DelcaBse, French minister of j nnne, and two aviators at Villa Coub- lay. near Paris. Young Delcasse was making a flight as a passenger on board the monoplane piloted by George Collardeaii, when an other machine ascended and the two aeroplanes started manoetivcring around the alrdome. The false movement of a : !......- ....wi , .,ii.,.. ...... I collision and the two wrecked machines Interlocked and crashed to earth. j One of young Deleasse's legs was frac- tured and Collardeau was badly- brplsed. w''"e the pilot of the other aeroplane was Injured probably fatally The colllsslon occurred at a low alti tude. i SALOON WRECKED BY EXPLOSION; SIX HURT CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 21,-Bix men who were In the saloon of George Rodenmayers, three miles south of here, were Injured by an exploalon last night. A rmui who was ordered from the saloon Is susperted of havlvg put dynamite un der the floor The legs and arms of tn mm were broken, but their condition is I not serious. The building was wrecked, HUMAN SKELETONS Series of Sensations Follows Arrests of Eight Persons in Logue Murder Case. MEMBERS OF BURGLAR Wagonload of Loot Taken from Flat During Day. FALSE KEYS AND EXPLOSIVES' Safe Drills, Automatics Revolvers and Uncut Gems Found. NEW THEORY OF THE Belief thnt llnnrt Went to I.mnr'i Office to Sell lloKim tienm thnt AVvrc Found In Nntchol In Closet. CHICAGO, Deo. SI. The discovery of two human skeletons in tlio North Side flat which served as rcndeivous for a gang Of robbers capped the climax to- day In. a series of sensations which at tended the police Investigation of tho murder of Joseph II. Ijogue, the diamond merchant. The skeletons were found In a closet of tho flat where tho officers nlso discovered a small arsenal, many gems of various value and tho parapher nalia of professional burglars. Erect, In one corner of the closet, the skeletons were sdrr'ounded by richly brocaded gowns and elegant clothes of many sorts. Arrests of eight persons In connection with tho murder wns followed by the- dis covery of evidence showing several of them to bo criminals. Tho police deelnro thnt they not only expect to connect the prisoners with the death of Logue, but also with many other recent crimes. A wagon load of loot was taken from I-ogue. who yesterday wns shot, stabbed beaten to death In his office In tho McVlclcer theater building. It was learned. figured In pollen affairs ten years ago I wllc" ' K Vork Jewelry salesman nud- persons wno iciuea xogue enmo to ps office with the Intention of disposing of , . (Continued on Pago Two.) . Ohassett Goes Round Trip Across Adriatic With a Passenger VENICE, Italy, Dec. 21.-A remarkable flight in 11 hydro-aeroplane ncross the Adriatic sea from Venice to Trieste and back again to Verilce was carried out to day by the French aviator, George Che- J met. He took with him ns a passenger Major Glnnocchlo of tho Italian army. The total distance of the flight was about 159 miles. On tho return voyage from the Austrian to tho Italiun coast trouble with the motor of tho hydro-aeroplane obliged Cl.cmet to descend to the surface of tho sea when twenty-five miles away from shore. The daring aviator succeeded In repair ing ills motor while floating on a slightly rough sea. He then terminated tho trip to Venice at u speed of adventy-flve miles an hour. Chemet and his companion were en thusiastically greeted when they de scended here. Princess Agness Salm-Salm Is Dead CARLSRUHH. Germany, Dec. Sil.-The death of Princess Agness Halm-Salm to day brought to an end a most romantic career. She was the daughter of an American colonel named Leclercq and was born at Baltimore, Md., 72 years ago. In her youth she gained some renown as an actress and then she married Prlnc Felix Halm-Salm In 1SG2. The prince was a soldier of fortune. He served first In the Gorman and then in the Austrian army, on leaving which he went to the United States and Joined 'the union army during tho civil war, rising to the rank of brigadier general. After the conclusion of the war ho went to Mexico and became aide-de-camp to the Emperor Maximilian, but went back to Germany and Joined the Prussian army on the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war In 1870. He was killed at the battle of Gruvelpette. The princess accompanied him through all his campaigns and in the Franco Prussian war served ns a hospital nurse and was decorated with the Iron cross for bravery. After the war she married Charles Heneage In 1S76. Auto Bandits Rob Two Paymasters NEW YORK, Dec. 21.-Four "uuto ban dlts" attacked two paymasters of the Hi'k Flnlehlnf Cnrn'iany of America on the Lower' West 8ldo today, beat them 1 Into unconsciousness and robbed them of $1,20) for the weekly pay rolls. The robbers sprang from behind an elevated railway pillar and attacked the two paymasters ns they were walking from a bunk to the company offices. After securing the money they Jumped into a hlgh-Powerrd ' automobile and escaped. A dozen Pedestrians saw the j robbery i kuva - ----- - - - . - . , li i VllMMi 'Illilli'llliX I YM W '' 7 ' xm M i . BAND VJA U7i 1, A! ' t ' ( J - VA M Vi.W, mw . , m vm ww mi num m. 1 s w. , : m mmMmm w.: . ...BiuyurjssL i ivi i i i 1 11.1 ill ,1 i 1 1 1 i . i : jv3-iM i i iii j t . t f ti in ' y i r i i m i is M'a f ; ctl mum vmijjmi?vzr i case vm iwnvmm i f.wi't 'ayyvwrBm. m u t ik .i v iiMhimm&mv&m: mmnr&? v, i mm..: v 'I 1 mmmmuj.iMw x s?. w -r. Kzz&mttxB cAi?M7 mj i xmxm. REID'S BODY LEAVES BRYAN TALKAH WILS0N ENGLAND ON CRUISER Highest Military and Naval Honors Are Pajd to the Late Ambassador. j ALL FLAGS ARE AT HALF-MAST United Htntea Will Semi Two Ilnttleshlns nitrt Four llcsro em to Meet the ,ntnl ' (rr Niinltiulict. PORTSMOUTH, England, Dec. '21. The llrlttsh armored cruiser Natal sailed out of Portsmouth, harbor with the body of Ambassador Reld on board at 3:30 this arternoon amid a saliite of nineteen guns. There wus no service on board the I Natal, which left port proolrfliy on sched ule time, passing through the lines of the( other vessels, which nil had their flags at half-mast and their orews standing nt salute. Adhiiral Sir Hedworth Mcux, tho com mamler of that loit, and nil tho high naval officers etatlohed there, were pres cut' tit the station when the train drew in. As It halted nt tho platform Neleon's flagship, tho Victory, fired a salute of nineteen mlnutb guns. The coffin Was borno 'across the Jetty on tho shoulders of clglt petty officers of the British navy and taaen on noaru the "armored cruiser vNatal, from tho mainmast of which vessel the I'nited States ensign was Immediately broken. Wreaths sent by President Taft and the members of the royal family completely filled the little mortuary chapel, which is so placed that it can be lowered iu case of heavy weather. By n coincidence the hospital ship Maine, presented to England by Amer ican women, was moored just outside the cruiser Natal, LONDON, Dec, 21. The body of the American ambassador, Whltelaw Hold, "(Continued on Page Two.) Generals of Army to Hold Conferences .WASHINGTON. Xec. 21,-Most of Hie ranking army officers In the United" States have been ordored to be in Wast), lugton January 8 for an Important con ference to arrange the details of the ex tensive plan of reorganization of the army. Tills will be the. last important act concerning the army the retiring ad ministration will undertake. One such conference was held last summer to ini tiate tho project In brief, it contemplutes the abolition of the present army departments and tho" criatlon of brigades as units in differ ent parts of the country. These will bo so arranged and proportioned in respect to the various arms of the service com- prised, as to be capable of troop concen- army corps. Some of the features of the plan would require legislation to give them effect. Most of the others can be carried out under executive orders. It Is for tho purpose of framing these that the January conference Is called. The' of ficers summoned are; Major Oenerals Thomas It, Barry, W, H. Carter and Arthur Murray; Brigadier Generals T. H. Bliss, Ramsuy D. Potts, Frederick A. Smith, Morton P. Mauv J Ralph W, Hoyt, Montgomery MacComb, Walte K. Schuyler, Robert K. Evans, Clarance R. Edwards, Edgar 2," Bteever and Edward J, McCleernand. HICKEY FOUND GUILTY OF -SECOND DEGREE MURDER BUFFALO. Dec. 21. -J. Frank Hlckey was found gullly today of murder In tho second degree In having strangled to death Joseph Joseph, a 7-year-old boy of Lackawanna, October 13, 1911. The Jury was out twentyslx hours. Just Getting Ready lllIilffiPIH l ij- , Nebraskan and President-Elect In voice Cabinet Timber. CONVERSATION GENERAL .Vol Mnklnw Adds Hint tiovernor Hnyi He In Decision Nu mill Uryiiii's Niiiiip Wu DIuciinifiI, Not TRENTON, N. J.. Dec. 21.-Preldent-elect Wilson announce'! after a three and a, half hours' conference with William J Uryan today thnt the name of the Nc brasVan had not, ieeii mentioned In their discussion of cabinet plnces. "We had a" very delightful roitfereiiciv but did not como to any conclusion,'! ,uldj the president-elect as he came out of tils ufflpe. at 1 o'clock to talk 10 the. news paper; men. "We talKed tuing ovor gen erally. Wo talked about the, policies of the party, the carrying out of tho plat form pledges and talked about various cabinet places. clIjctixMng names and in a genoral way." Motue Nniues NtiKRrateri. "Did Mr. Bryan suggest some names?" hi), wus asked. , "I don't remember whether he or I suggested the names." The governor was then asked If Mr. Ilryan's name had been discussed. I "It was not dlbcusfed," ho answered I emphatically. "Vou must talto me at my jwoid thut I am not making decisions noiv ( and honor me by not asking iiuestlons that call that Into quetlon," Tie governor suld he did not know whether ho would have any further con ferences soon with Mr. llryan. Tho president-elect hero turned tho In terview Into n criticism of some of the headlines In certain newspapers. "The headline writers." he said, "seem to think that everything I do Is going to be sensational and the headlines nlnioM never agree wltij the article below them. Mr. Wilson closed tho Interview by say. Ing that he would call Mr. Bryan, who had remained behind. Bryan Noiionii nil 1 1 nl. The Nebraskan was absolutely non commltal as t6 his conference. "It Is customary," ht said, "for tho president to make announcements of his conference!) and not his callers." The correspondents, however, fenced with Mr. Bryan, plying him with a num ber of questions, to all of which he made the 'same replv. When Mr.' Bryan wan told thnt Colonel Watterson had suggested him (Mr. nryan) for the ambiKsadorslilp to Great Brtaln the Nebraskan smiled and said: . "Colonel Watterson and I have not conferred about that matter." As 'Mr. Bryan was talking to the news paper men Governor Wilson came out of his office and Mr. Bryan turned to him laughllngly, saying: "I am throwing on you the responsi bility of doing the saying." ' "That's right, sir, I'll attend to them," said the govotmor with a twinkle In his 'eye. The two democratic leaders lunched to gether. Mr. Bryan expected to leave for New York before night. ClurU Comes Tuesday. Today's meeting between Mr. Bryan and the prestdunt-elect Is the forerunner of a series of consultations which the latter Is planning with prominent democrats. Speaker Clurk Is scheduled to meet the governor hero on Tuesday; Representa tive Oscar W. I'nderwood, Senator JJoke Smith and a number of others nre due to come during the week, Mr, Bryan plans to leave here In the afternoon for Now York, where he will attend a dinner In honor of Governor elect Sulzer, LARGE SEED HOUSE IN MINNEAPOLIS BURNED MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Dec 21.-Flre, fanned by a hoi box on a grain distributor, today destroyed the corn elevator and a smaller addition to it of the Albert Dick inson company, a large seed house 'Die loss is estimated at I12C.. Thu heaviest loss is on 310.000 pounds of seed corn, mus- tard and pocorn. BIG MILLION-DOLLAR HOTEL NOW ASSURED Subscription Close to $400,GC0, and the Lists Will Close to Sub soribcrs About January 1. TWENTY THOUSAND YESTERDAY Of fleers to lie .Elected In !Vrnr l'u I ii re, Architect Hclrclcd null I'relliiilunry Work to lie Started nt Once - U tho conmttteo hadtnoc set December St ns tho cloning day (or tnnsa who would get their shiucs or comlnon stock wit their purchases of preferred .slock, On.ip.ha. could bo presented with n S1,(,(100 .hotfll ns a Christmas gift the morning of De cember 25, Suhhorlptlnns .yesterday reached 1317,9m and the committee ban promises of more, whloh will bring tlio figure nboVe tho $4X0o) mark by Wednesday. When th. subscriptions reach that amount, thie $;(0,000 of common stock, represented iu the site at Eighteenth and Douglas streets, donated by Arthur Brandels and Juhn U Kennedy, will be given out. Among the subscriptions to bo listed yesterday wus Mrs. H lluno Brandels. She' tnkes (10,004 worth of utock, which mokes her one of tho la-;xt Individual subscribers. Only a few Ilidl"li1liii:s haVu subscribed this much and 'i fuvv business concerns havo gone slightly ovr It, The First Nntlonal bli'lc of Omnlm Is another $10,000 subscriber whlon rgmo int'i tlio list yesterday. Tho list of those who will share In the common stock will be oljsei Decenil or 31 and those who come iu nftir that will receive only the amount of prefercd stock they pay for. To Elect Officers. Shortly after the first of the tn villi the committee will call n meeting of tho stookholdcrs, probably at thu Comtner ctal cjub, and then will he elected tin di rectors of the hotel company. Tho direc tors in turn will name tno officers nnd (Contlnuod on Page Two.) Pet Cat Buried in Rosewood Coffin ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., Dec. 21.-A funeral procession, consisting of Mrs. Cutherlne Carter, a wealthy resident of Memphis,' Tenn., and an undertaker, and the body of her pet cat, Tiger, wan halted at the entrance to Pleasant Vllle ceme tery yesterday. "You can't get a permit to bury that cat," a group of cemetery officials art nounced, Mrs. Carter was Indignant. She pointed to the specially mado casket containing tho cat, a pet of fifteen years. The cof fin was of rosewood, trimmed with Ger man silver, silk lined and perfumed and decorated with catnip, but the authori ties wero not moved, Tiger was blind and had a broken back, He had been brought hero for treatment by specialists, but died Tuesday of heart dlseaHc. Mrs. Carter had bought hltn a $1,000 diamond studded collar. ACTS OF GLAVIS SUBJECT OF SECOND INQUIRY SACRAMENTO, Cel., Deo, 21.-GOV-urnur Hiram W. Johnsoi began today an Investigation of the charge against Louis IU UlavlB, secretary of the State Con servation commission, preferred by Sur veyor General Kingsbury that he has used his official position In the Interest of certain big lumber concerns to get their lieu lands, listed altoad of oil others by the United States land department The proceedings were In executive rei ilon. Kingsbury's charge was made some months ago. but was not sustained by tho commissioner, The governor, how- ieer, determined upon the personal probe ho began toduy. LINCOLN CLUB TAKES REGISTRATION CASH PAID OUTTO PAD LIST Executive Committee of Teachers' Association Hands Over $1,321 and it is Acoepted. ILLEGALLY PAID , ASSOCIATION Money Turned Back by Which Lists Were Stuffed. NEW BALLOTS OUT IN JANUARY Will Be ent to Teachers After List Ms Purged. THREE DATES FOR THE MEETING Members of AmneUUon Will Choose Time nnd Meellnn- IMnee, Cnn tsm of Vote HrliiK Alnile IMbIiOi of Februnr'. (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Dec, 21. (Special TeloBram.) At tho meeting of the "executive com mittee of the Nobraaka State Teachers, association, held here today, the retiring treasurer, J. A. Woods.nl of HavelooK. announced that the Lincoln Commercial olub had accepted 11,321 from the associa tion. ," The money .represented 1,83 illegal regis trations riiad by the Club Of toachors, who wore listed an members of the State Teachers' us?oclntlon ftt Its annual con vention In OnMha 'last month. Tho treasurer also turned over to the committee the snme number of Individual receipts which hnd been given the olub for the registration. These receipts will bo used to purge tlio registration list of tho state association. At a meeting held hero two weeks ago: the executive committee ordored th,t all money paid by any oommerutal club for the roalstrattoh of teachers be returned and after a rigid Investigation which de veloped one of tho greatest attempt to pad u tegUtrntton by the local commercial olub, .directed that 1,5J1( Which repre sented that many Illegal registrations in twelve counties directly contiguous to Uncoln, be returned, Club Tnltes Cuslt Bnck. It was not known whether the Lincoln Commercial ,cluh would nccopt the money, but the report of the retiring treasurer cleared tho situation. The club likewise returnea the receipts, according' to the treasurer, which it had been given. The secretary was ordered tq. revise the list and. present the cprreoted one In tlmo for the referendum ballot, which will be tulteit next month. This ballot, which will determine the next rnM"nir place of the association, wUUbseiyt oUt on January 1& (tmV wH he .safeguard! so that none but bona fide teachers who am members of tht association will be permitted, to cast a ballot on the selection of the next meeting place. Tljc ballots are to be re turned not later tnan l' epruary a na mo canvass vyltl be mad In Lincoln on Feb ruary 8, Retiring Beorotary Fisher of Aurora read letters from superlnt'endenta or nine at he twelve, counties in which tho Lin coln club registered teachers without their' knowledge. The letters gave the names of the nctual attendants, at the Omiluk convention and without exception were bitter In their expressions of condemnation of the prncllce to which the Lincoln contingent resorted to secure the next meeting place. Bishop Nerr Secretary. At tho meeting W. O. DIshop of Uni versity Place was elected secretary ot the association. , The report of former Treasurer Woodard showed n balance on hand of J4.4ol.35. A bond of $5,000 furnished by the nenr treasurer, John F Matthews, was ac cepted by tho committee. The tooehers of tho association will be given a chance to vote' on tho time Tor holding the annual meetings, the choice of dnte to be mode between election week, first half of Thanksgiving week, the sec ond , half of Thanksgiving week or Christmas week. , !, In the future the association will not pay speakers for the sectional meetings. KANSAS CITY MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER.AND ROBBERY HOUSTON. Tex., Deo. 21. P. M. BraiW ley, formerly of Kansas City, arrested In connection with the. mysterious disappear ance of J. H. Wright, a lumber dealer. Monday night admitted, the police said today, that ho killed Wright by accident then sunk Ills body In tne ship channel twenty-lhree miles below Houston. War rants have been sworn out charging him with murder and robbery. Bradley formerly resided at Beau mont and In Indianapolis. His claim of partnership with Wright Is, disputed by Wright's sqn and others, who contend Ue was only an employe. Bradley took officers to League City nnd pointed out where he had sunk the body. It was recovered. Wounds upon tho body wero found to be exactly as Bradley had described them. Police Chief Noble said Bradley came to the station Wednesday and reported the dis appearance of -Wright. Blood stains In an automobile gave the police their first clue. STEALS JEWELRY FROM FATHER'S STORE AND ELOPES CHICAGO. Dec. 21. An elopement front St. Paul, after a young man had filled n sultoaue with $2,000 worth of Jewelrv taken from his father's tOre. ended In Chicago today when Samuel Kaufman. 22 years old, and. Mrs. Ruth Ellis, 20 yearn old, were arrested at a South State street hotel where they had been living under assumed names. Th'e couple was traced- to the hotel after word had been received from the St. Paul authorities thatltbe man and woman had left for this'' city. In their room at the hotel was found the satchel filled with) iewelryt Both were, locked Up pending the ar rival of St. Paul detectives' to take them back home.