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    The Omaha Sunday Bee
Generally Fair
VOL. XL1I-NO. 27
Servia, at Suggestion of Triple En
tente, Acoepts Principle of Au
tonomy for Albania.
Belief that Intention is- to Make
Servia Vassal State.
Balkan States Will Have Backing of
Russia in the Stand.
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
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
FOR IOWA Fair; not much change In
Tempernture nt Omnlin Yesterdny.
Hour. Dcg.
5 a. m H
6 a. m 21
7-n.m. 21
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114 rr
10 a.' mi". 2i
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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.
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 ' 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
"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
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
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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
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,
Series of Sensations Follows Arrests
of Eight Persons in Logue
Murder Case.
Wagonload of Loot Taken from Flat
During Day.
Safe Drills, Automatics Revolvers
and Uncut Gems Found.
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
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
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
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
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Highest Military and Naval Honors
Are Pajd to the Late
United Htntea Will Semi Two
Ilnttleshlns nitrt Four llcsro em
to Meet the ,ntnl ' (rr
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
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.
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.
.Vol Mnklnw
Adds Hint
tiovernor Hnyi He In
Decision Nu mill
Uryiiii's Niiiiip Wu
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
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,
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.
Subscription Close to $400,GC0, and
the Lists Will Close to Sub
soribcrs About January 1.
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.
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.
Executive Committee of Teachers'
Association Hands Over $1,321
and it is Acoepted.
Money Turned Back by Which Lists
Were Stuffed.
Will Be ent to Teachers After List
Ms Purged.
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. 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.
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
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.