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VOL. XL1I-NO. 27
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 22, 191 a SIX SECTIONS SIXTY PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
POWERS TO FORCE
AUSTRIA TO EXPLAIN
Servia, at Suggestion of Triple En
tente, Accepts 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
I'oiTfrpi Will Sovr Try to Avert
Ilrrnk In 'eKtlatlons Over Fu
ture uf Ailrlnnoplr Ktui?
LONDON, Dec 21. When the peace en
voys of the Balkan states and Turkey !
met again In- confereucu at St. James
palace this atternon, Servia. oil tho sug
gestion of Great Britain, France and Rus
sia, declared its readiness to accept tho
principle of Albanian autonomy and
neutralization. This move has the object
of making Austria-Hungary explain the
icason for its armaments and say what
Its ultimate desires really aro.
Tho 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
1b rumored that among other conditions
of a financial, commercial and economic
character, Austria-Hungary intends to im
pose a limitation on tho strength of the
Servian army which neither the Balkan
league nor Russia would over admit.
This slltuatlon. It is said, explains why
Austria-Hungary Is keeping twelve of its
army corps on a war footing, four of
them ready Ho cross tho 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 decsdo
Austria-Hungary has constantly aug
mented tho strength of Its troops along
the Venetian and Tyrolese lines.
Instruction! for Turk Arrive.
The unxlously awaited 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 con
tents arc likely to precipitate trouble.
There Is little doubt, however, that the
foreign ambassadors here during their
"conversations" have made the necessary
arrangements to -Intervene wlthyThe'ljiope
oj 'preventing an Irretrlevablo irpDturof
' fyio'ttlje-conference until they have"trled
to brittle tho gulf separating tho allied
Balkan nations from the Turks p; tho
question of the Xuturo 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,
lra few cordial words, Impressed the en
voys with his earnest hope that success
would attend their negotiations.
Tho agreement reached by the powers
on tho subject of autonomy of Albania
nnd 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
I.ouic Session Held.
Today's session, the fourth since the
peace conferenqes were begun, was the
longest yet .held. The delegates had be
fore 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 Adrianople.
Tho discussion of this question occupied
the entire session nnd an agreement had
not yet been reached when the confer
ence adjourned to meet again Monday
Allies Slnnd By Armistice.
It Is 'understood that the contention of
the Balkan allies' delegates is that the
question of revlctuallng the fortress was
settled by the terms of the armistice and
tnat tney imvc nu .
those terms. Dr. Danoff. head of tho
Bulgarian delegation, said after the ad
journment that it was uncertain whether
the delegates wpuld be able to reach a
definite doclslon 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-
(Continued on Page Two.)
I of Theophlle Dclcasse, French minister of
FOR NEBRASKA Not much change n-arine, and two aviators at Villa Coub-
ln temperature. ...Ho V. near Purls
FOR llMVA rair; noi iiiul.ii uiansu -
nt Oinnlin Yesterday.
5 a. m.
6 a. m.
f a. m,
9 n. m.
10 a. m
U m r?
J2 m c
t p. m ."W
2 P. m 13
I p! in'.!"!"'."!!! . 41
& p. m 3S
6 p. m 35
7 P. m 32
Comparative I.oenl Record.
1312. 1311. 191ft 190O.
Highest yesterday , 12 31 to 17
lowest yesterday 21 a) 21 2
Mean temperature 32 82 30 ' 10
Precipitation U .17 Ot T
Temperatures and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
-Normal temperature ,.28
i:xces for the day............ ,.
Total exevss since March 1 lu
Norma! precipitation (Winch
'ii..ri.-pii,-Y for the day 03 Inch
T-ital rainfall since March 1.. "1.92 Inches
1W r eiu v mice oiarrn i
iv c emy for cor period l9l6!.H.73 inches
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
Banker Who Promised
100 Per Cent Interest
Arrested at Chicago
CHICAGO. Dec. 21. A private bank,
which advertised to pay 100 per cent In
terest h year "on all depostts from ono
cent to $15,000,000," was closed today with
the arrest of F. B. Carson, its promoter,
on a charge of using the malls to defraud.
According to postotflco inspectors. Car
ion rented n postofflce box, which he
gave t.s the address of the Chicago bank.
Clrculnrs were sent to ' principals of
schools throughout the country asking for
deposits. Carson Is alleged to have ob
tained may thousands of dollars through
his private banking scheme.
Referring to the offer or Itw per writ
Interest, the circular of tho "Chicago
liar.lt 1 cays:
"Fools say that It cannot be done. Fools
do not know that soma of the banks In
Chicago are said to be loaning money
for EO per cent a month or 000 per cent a
"The Chicago Hank reservus the right
to returp part or all of your deposit with
100 per 'cent Interest at any tlmo and
One of the letters addressed to the
principal of a public school at Dorsey
"Dlvirsiflcntlon of investments being
one of the secrets of success, you will do
well to send 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 yolt tho presidency of
a small bank In Madison county."
Ways that Are Dark
and Tricks that Are
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 21 Ways thut!
are dark and tricks that are vain were ' the flat during the day.
abundantly typUIed In the local China-: A coincidence that detectives assign to
town last night In an episode In which i the suspects under arrest developed dur
flgurcd guns, tribute money, smuggled Ing the Investigation or the flat. Jm
optum and a white man who either was mediately beneath the apartmint of the
hired to pose as a customs officer or, I suspnets. G. R. Worsley, a private do-
being ono, accepted a bribe of $120. j
Wong Gue went to the rooms of K. C. (
Lee. a wealthy retired Chinese merchant, j
last night carrying a suitcase which ho
said contnlned opium. Hardly had ho j
seated himself when a white man en-;
tered the rooms, announced that he was I
u customs Intpecjor and urreated Wong.
Negotiations for his release culminated
In the departure of the "Inspector" with t
the suitcase and $120. Wong accused Leo figured In police affairs ten years ago
of having arranged for tho visit of thu , wl" a Now York Jewelry salesman BUd
Inspector. whom he took to be an lm- dnly disappeared with a satchel full of
postor. He demanded $500 cash for his i valuable gems. Subsequently tho gems
opium. Lee refused and Wong obtained j wero found In Iogue's possession, accord
the aid of four friends, one of whom dls. ' lug to the. police.
played a revolver- ' TI, l)ol'C0 Bro working on a theory thnt
The fle then surrounded Lee and es-1 lUe Persons who killed Loguo enmo to his
corted him to the stores or one -after an
other of ins .frlen'ds-'aflwrre 'attempfed"lo
Lee mustered his courage as a police
man approached, arid broke, away, yelling.
Three of the five Yon fir Gi'c and two
ctherB, were captured by the policeman.
What Is interesting the police Is, did
Leo or Wong arrange for tho confiscation
of tho opium?
What Is" Interesting customs officials Is.,
was the ''Inspector" a bona fldo one who
act-opted a bribe, or an Impostor amena
ble to punishment for his Impersonation?
to Many Prisoners
the Mayor's Grift
With tlie compliments of the Yuletldo
season a free pardon was handed to each
ono of twenty-five prisoners In tho county
Jail yesterday afternoon by Mayor James j
C. Dal) 1 man.
All of tho prisoners granted liberty were
sentenced from the. city 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 tho new court house on Mon
day and the many releases will fuclllltate
matters in handling the charges.
"Just a little Christmas present to the
poor folk In Jail," said tho mayor last
night. Most of them wero to be released
IntA 1,1 tViA n-tr n tu'ii-ui' an. I T il.mi.rV..
, ... -,..,. . ,
mighty sweet to thorn. I wish I could
possibly see my way clear to Innoculate
a little more of the "peace 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.
in Mijl-Air at Paris
PATHS, Dec. II. An aeroplane colli-
' slon In midair today Imperilled the life
Toung Dclcasse was making a flight
as a passenger on board the monoplane
piloted by George Collardeau, when an
other machine ascended and the two
aeroplanes started manoeuveiing around
the alrdome. The false movement of a
lever caused them to come violently into
collision and the two wrecked machines
j Interlocked and crashed to earth.
j . , ,
! One of young Delcasse s lcjfs was frac-
tured and Collardeau was badly bruised.
wh,le the pilot of the other aeroplane was
.injured procaDiy fatally.
The colllsslon occurred at a low alti
tude. SALOON WRECKED BY
EXPLOSION; SIX HURT
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 2l.-84x
men who were In the saloon of George
Rodenmayers, three miles south of here,
were Injured by an explosion last night.
A m.an who was ordertd from the saloon
is suspected of havlig put dynamite un-
der the floor The legs and arms of th'
mf " b"ken. but their condition
jot serious. The building was wrecked,
Series of Sensations Follows Arrests
of Eight Persons in Logue
MEMBERS OF BURGLAR
Wagonload of Loot Taken from Flat !
FALSE KEYS AND EXPLOSIVES'
Safe Drills, Automatic Revolvers
' and Uncut Gems Found.
NEW THEORY OF THE
Belief thnt Hand Went to I.iiBur's
Office to Sell llounn lie ins thnt
Were Found In Sntehel
CHICAGO, Deo. Jl.-Tho discovery of
two human skeletons In tho North Side
flat which served us rendesvous for u
gang of robbers capped the climax to
day In. a series of sensations which at
tended the police Investigation of tho
murder of Joseph H. Iogue, the diamond
merchant. The skeletons were found In
a closet of tho flat where the officers
also discovered a small arsenal, many
gems of various value nnd trie parapher
nalia of professional burglars. Erect, In
one corner of the closet, the skeletons
were surrounded by 'richly brocaded
gowns and elegant clothes of many
Arrests of eight persons In connection
with the murder was followed by thn dis
covery of evidence showing several of
them to bo criminals. Tho police declare
thnt they not only expect to connect the
prisoners with the death of lxjguo, but
also with many other recent crimes.
A wagon lond of loot wa taken from
trctlve lived with his family. Wednesday
K,t burglars gained entrance to his
fi,u and although there was considerable
jewelry In tho bedrooms, the Intruders
took ony two mujfazlno rcvolvers.
l.oKne's PreOnjm History,
I-ogue, who yesterday wan shot, stabbed
d beaten to death in his office In tho
McVIcker theator building, It was learned,
office with the Intention of disposing of
(Continued on"Pfiie Two.)
Chassett Goes Round
Trip Across Adriatic
With a Passenger
VENICE, Italy, Dec. 21. -A remarkable
flight In a hydro-aerdplano across tho
Adriatic eea from Venice to Trieste and
back again to Veiilce was carried out to
day by the French aviator, George Chc
mnt. He took with him ns a passenger
Major Glnnocchlo of tho Italian arm)'.
Tho total distance of the flight was
about 169 miles.
On tho return voyage from the Austrian
to tho Italian coast trouble with the
motor of tho hydro-aeroplane obliged
Cl.cmet to descend to the surface of the
sea when twenty-five miles away from
The daring aviator succeeded In repair
ing his motor while floating on a slightly
rough sea. He then terminated the trip
to Venice at a speed of seventy-flvo miles
Chemet and his companion were en
thusiastically greeted when they de
Salm-Salm Is Dead
CARLSRUlUi Germany, Dec. St. The
death of Princess Agness Balm-Salm to
day brought to an end a most romantic
She was the daughter of an American
colonel named Leclercq and was bom at
Baltimore, Mil,, 72 years ago. In her
youth she gained some renown as an
actress and then she married Prlnc
Felix Halm-Salm in ISC The prlncw was
I a soldier of fortune. Ho served first In
the Gorman and then In the Austrian
army, on leaving which he went to tho
United States and Joined 'the union army
during tho civil w-ar, rising to the rank
of brigadier general. After the conclusion
of the war he went to Mexico and became
aide-de-camp to the liniperor 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 Grevelpettc.
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
After the war Bhe married Charles
Heneage In 1S76.
Auto Bandits Rob
NKW YORK, Dec. 21.-Four "auto ban
dits" attacked two paymasters of the
e'l'k Kliilsdilnf Company of America on
' the Lower' West 8ldo today, beat them
Into unconsciousness and robbed them
of $1,200 for the weekly pay roll.
The robbers sprang from behind an
f leva ted railway pillar and attacked the
two paymasters ns they were walking
from a bank to the company offices.
After securing the money they jumped
Into a high-powered automobile and
escaped. A dozen Pedestrians saw
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REIO'S BOD! LEAVES
Highest Military and Naval Honors
Are Paid to the Late
ALL FLAGS ARE AT HALF-MAST
United Htnte Will Nrnil Two
Battleships nnd I'mir lcs(rojrrs
to Mee,t the Xntnl ' Oft
PORTSMOUTH, England. Dec. '21. The
British armored cruiser Natal sailed out
of Portsmbutli. harbor with the body of
Ambassador Held on board at 3:fc0 this
afternoon amid a salute1 of nineteen guns.
There was no service on board the
Natal, which left port preclroly on sched
ule time, passing through the lines of the
other vessels, which all had their flags
at half-mast nnd their crews standing nt
Adhilral Sir Hedworth Meux, tho com
mander of that rort, and nil tho high
naval officers stationed there, were pres
lent dt the station when the train drw
in. As It halted nt the platform Nelson'H
flugshlp, tho Victory, fired a salute of j
nineteen minute guns. i
The coffin Was borne 'across tho Jetty
on tho shoulders of eight petty of fleers,
of the British navy ana taiien on noarii
the 'armored cruiser -Natal, from the
mainmast of which vessel the United
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 In
case ot heavy weather.
By a coincidence the hospital ship
Maine, presented to England by Amer
ican women, was moored just outside the
LONDON, Dec. 21. The body of the
American ambassador, Whltelaw Held,
(Continued on Pae Two.)
Generals of Army
to Hold Conferences
.WASHINGTON. J3ec. Sl.-Most of the,
ranking army officers In the United;
States have been ordored to be In Wash
lugton January 8 for an Important con
ference to arrange the details of the ex
tensive plan, of reorganization of tho
army. This will be the, last Important
act concerning the army .the retiring ad
ministration will undertake. Ono such
conference was held last summer to Ini
tiate the project.
In brief, It contemplutes the abolition
of the present army departments and the'
criatlon of brigades as units in differ
ent parts of the country. These will be
o arranged and proportioned In respect
to the various arms of the service com-
I prised, as to be capable ot troop concen
tration at a moment's notice Into regular
army corps. Some of the features of the
plan would require legislation to give 1
them effc.t. Most of the others can b
carried out under executive orders. It U
for the purpose of framing these that the
January conference Is called, Tho of
ficers summoned are:
Major Generals Thomas H, Harry, W.
H. Carter and Arthur Murray; Brigadier
Generals T. H, Bliss, Ramsay D. Potts,
Frederick A. Smith, Morton P. Mau,
Ralph W, Hoyt, Montgomery 'MacComb,
Walter fi. Schuyler, Robert K, Evans.
CJarance IU Edwards, Edgar 55," Steever
and Edward J. McCleernand.
HICKEY FOUND GUILTY OF
SECOND DEGREE MURDER
BUKKAI), Dec. 21.-J, 1-Yank Hlckey
was found guilty today of murder In tho
second degree In having strangled to
death Joseph Joseph, a 7-year-old boy of
Lackawanna, October 12, 1911. The Jury
was out twentyalx hours.
NGLAND ION CRUISER
BRYAN TALKS WITH WILSON
Ncbraskan and President-Eleot In
voice Cabinet Timber.
CONVERSATION IS GENERAL
(OTernnr Nnys lie Is ,ol MnLlnic
Decisions Sun nnd Adds thnt
II mill's .Nil me Wns Tint
TRKNTON, N. J.. Dec. Il.-Presldont-elect
Wilson announced after a three and
a half hours' conference with William J
Bryan today that thp name of tho Nn
jroVan had not, ben mentioned In their
discussion of cabinet places.
"We had a very delightful roiiferouciv
hut did not co mo to any conclusion," ,?Ulit,4
tho presidentelect as no came out of tils
offlpo. at 1 o'iMock td UHc to tho. news
paper, men. "v talked things over gen
erally. Vu talked about tho . policies of
0ie party, the carrying out of the plat
form Pledges and talked about various
cahlnct places, discussing names and In
a general way."
Nome Nnines HiiKRratril.
"Did Mr. Bryan suggest somo names?"
ho, was asked.
, "I don't remember whether he or I
suggested the names."
j The governor was then asked If Mr.
Bryan's name had been discussed,
"It was not discussed," he answered
emphatically. "Vou must toko me at my
word thut I am not malting decisions nov
und honor me by not asking questions
that call that into question."
The governor mild lie did not know
whether ho would have any further con
ferences soon with Mr. Bryan.
Tho president-elect bnrn turned the In
terview' Into n criticism of some ot the
headlines In certain newspapers.
"The headline writers," he snld, "seom
to think that everything I do Is going to
be sensational nnd the headlines almoat
never agree wltlj the article below them. '
Mr. Wilson closed the Interview by say.
Ing that he would cbII Mr. Bryan, who
had remained behind.
II r ran Niini'iMiiiiilt Inl.
The Ncbraskan was absolutely non
commital ai t6 his conference. "It Is
customary," ho said, "for tho president to
make announcements of his conferences
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 rdptv.
When Mr.' Bryan was told that Colonel
Wattereon had suggested him (Mr. Bryan)
for the ambassadorship t9 Great lirtaln
the Nebraskan smiled and said: .
"Colonel Wotterson nnd I have not
conferred about that matter."
As'Mr. Bryan was talking to tho news
paper men Governor Wilson came out
of his office und 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 govoquor with a twinkle In his
Tho two democratic leaders lunched to
gether. Mr. Bryan expected to leave for
New York beforn night.
Cnrk Comes Tttesdny.
Today's meeting between Mr, Bryan and
the president-elect Is the forerunner of
a series of consultations which the latter
Is planning with prominent democrats.
Speaker Clark Is scheduled to meet the
governor here on Tuesday; Representa
tive Oscar W Underwood, Senator IJoke
Smith and a number of others aro due
to come during the week,
Mr, Bryan plans to leave here In the
afternoon for New York, where he will
attend a dinner in honor of Governor
LARGE SEED HOUSE IN
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Dec, Fire,
caused by a hotbox 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 Tho
loss Is estimated at $12C.001. Thu heaviest
loss Is on 310.000 pounds of seed corn, mu-
tard and popcorn.
HOTEL NOW ASSURED
Subscription Close to $400,000, and
the Lists Will Close to Sub
scribers About January 1.
TWENTY THOUSAND YESTERDAY
Officers (o lie . F.leetnl In Nenr
I'utiire, Architect Hcleeted nnd
Preliminary Work yi He
Started nt Oni'f
- if tho commttee hnd not set December
81 us tho closing day for .tnoso who would
net their shatus or comtnon ntocl; wlf
(licir purchases of preferred, stock, Omaha
could 'lin presented wltii n Jl.0u0.000 .bolal
as a Christmas gift the morning of De
Subscriptions j'osterday reached' tU7,9S0
and the coiumltteo hot promises of more,
which will hi Ing tho figure above tho
ftW.OOJ mark by Wednesday. When tll.
subscriptions reach that amount, the
$210,000 of common stock, represented in
tho site at Eighteenth and Douglas
streets, donated by Arthur Brandels and
John I Kenned)', will be given out.
'Among the subscriptions to bo listed
yesterday was Mrs. H liiino Brandt-Is.
She' takes 110,000 worth of utocU, which
makes her ono of tho lariat Individual
subscrllers. Only a few lndt"lditii;n havu
subscribed this much and u fiiw business
concerns havo gone slightly ov-r It.
The First National bii'Ic nt Omaha Is
another $10,000 subscriber whlo.n ca.ma lnt
thu list yesterday.
Tho list of those who will share In the
common stock will be closed Dcceml or
31 and those who come In nft-ir thut will
rccelvu only the amount of preforcd stock
they pay for.
To Elect Officers.
Shortly after the first of the m villi the
committee will call a meeting of tlia
stockholders, probably at thu Cominer
clal cjub, and then will be elected th- di
rectors of the hotel company. The- direc
tors In turn will name tna officers nnd
(Continued on Page Two.)
Pet Oat Buried
in Rosewood Coffin
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Dec. 21.-A
funeral procession, consisting of Mrs.
Catherine. 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
"You can't get a permit to bury that
cat," a group of cemetery officials an
nounced. Mrs. Carter was Indignant. She pointed
to the spi-clnlly made casket containing
tho cat, a pet of fifteen years. The cof
fin was ot rosewood, trimmed with Ger
man silver, silk lined und perfumed and
decorated with catnip, but the authori
ties wero not moved.
TIgur was blind and had a broken back,
He had been brought here for treatment
by specialists, but died Tuesday of heart
disease. Mrs. Carter had bought him a
$1,000 diamond studded colla'r.
ACTS OF GLAVIS SUBJECT
OF SECOND INQUIRY
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. Dec. 21.-flov-ornur
11 1 rum W, Johnson began today an
Investigation of tho charge against Louis
1L Ulavls, secretary . of the State Con
servation rummlsdlon, preferred by Sur
veyor General Kingsbury that he has
used his official osttlon In the Interest
of certain big lumber concerns to get
their lieu lands, listed altead ot all others
by the United States land department
The proceedings were In executive sea
slon. Kingsbury's charge was made soma
months ago. but wus not sustained by
the commissioners. The governor, how-
ever, determined upon the personal probe
ho began today,
LINCOLN CLUB TAKES
PAID OUTTO PAD LIST
Executive Committee of Teachers'
Association Hands Over $1,321
and It is Acoepted.
ILLEGALLY PAID J ASSOCIATION
I Money Turned Back by Whioh Lists
NEW BALL0T8 OUT IN JANUARY
Will Be 6ent to Teachtns After List
THREE DATES FOR THE MEETING
Members of Assoclntlon Will Choose
Time nnd Merlin Plnee, Cnn
Tas of Votes Ilelnr Mnde
ICIslith nf irelirunry.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Dec, 21. (Special Tolcgram.)
-At tho meeting ot tho executive com
mute of the Nebraska Stale Teaohers
association, held hero today, the retiring
treasurer, J. A. Woodanl of Havelook,
announced that tho Lincoln Commercial
olub hail acruptcd 11,321 from the associa
The money represented 1,821 Illegal regis
trations' niadtf by the club uf toachors.
who wore listed as members of the Btats
Teachers' association at lis annual con
vention In OfnuhiV 'last 'month.
Tho treasurer also turned over to Oi
committee the same number of Individual
receipts which had been given the olub
for the registration. These receipts will
bo used to purge Um registration list ot
tho state association.
At a meeting held hero two weaks agd
the executive committee ordored tht alt
money paid by any commercial club for
the roaUtratlon of teachers be returned
und after a rigid Investigation whtoh de
veloped one of tho greatest attempts to
pad u leglstrntlon by the local commercial
club, .dlreqtcd that 1,S21, Which repre
sented that many Illegal registrations m
twelvo counties directly contiguous to
Lincoln, be returned.
(,'lnb Tabes Cush Hnek.
It was not known whether the Lincoln
Commercial .club would accopt tho money,
but the report of tho retiring treasurer
cleared tho situation. Tho club likowlae
returned tho receipts, according1 to the
treasurer, which It had been given.
The secretary wus ordered to-revise the
list and- present tho corrected one In tlmn
for the referendum ballot, which will he
tuUeil hoxt month. This ballot, which will
determine the next meotlnir plac of the
association, wUkpn.,aeht out ori January
Ifr und wU bo safeguarded. 00 that nor,e
but bona fldf tcuciers who are members
of thi association will be permitted, to
cast n, ballot on. tho selection of the next
nieetlhg PlM- Tljc ballots are to be re
turned not later than February 3 and the
canvass Will Do maa m wncoin on iew-
Retlrintf Seorotary llaher of Aurora
reud letters from superintendents or nine
01 the twelvo counties In which tho Lin
coln club registered teachers without
their knowledge. The letters gave the
names pf the actual attendants, at the
Omaha convention and without Exception
were bitter In their expressions of
condemnation of the practice to which the
Lincoln contingent resorted to ecuro th
next meeting place.
Bishop JVerr Secretary.
At tho meeting W. G. Bishop of Uni
versity Place was elected secretary ot
the association. ,
The report of former Treasurer WoodaM
showod n balanco on hand of $1,431.35.
A bond of $5,000 furnished by the nemr
treasurer, John F. Mtlhw, wss ac
cepted by tho committee.
The teachers of the association will bm
given a chance to vote' on tho time for
holding tho annual meetings, the choice
of date to be made 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. Brad
ley, formerly of Kaneaa City, arrested lu
connection with the mysterloua disappear
ance of J. It, Wright, a lumber dealer.
Monday night admitted, the police Bald
today, that he killed Wright by accident
then sunk his body In tna ship channel
twenty-throe miles below Houston. War
rants havo been sworn out charging him
with murder and robbery.
Bradley formerly resided at Beau
mont and In Indianapolis. His claim of
partnership with Wright la, disputed by
Wright's sqn and others, who contend he
was only an employs.
Bradley took officers to League City
and pointed out where he had sunk tho
body. It waa recovered. Wounds upon
tho body were found to be exactly as
Bradley had described them. Pollco
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
STEALS JEWELRY FROM
FATHER'S STORE AND ELOPES
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. An elopement from
St. Paul, after a young man had filled a
aultoase with $2,000 worth of jeweliv
taken from hla father's More, ended In
Chicago today when Samuel Kaufman
22 yeara old, and. Mrs. Ruth Kills, 20 years
old, were arrested at a South State street;
hotel where they had been living under
Th'e couple was traced to the hotel
after word had been received from tli
St. Paul authorities thawtco man and
woman had left for this city.
In their room Bt ty'e hotel was found
the satchel filled with jewelry
Both were, looked Up pending the ar.
rival of 8t. Paul detectives' to take them