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will Interest every woman who
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with other sympathetic women
VOL. XLTI-NO. 161.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 123, 10112 TKN PAGES.
SINGLE COPV TWO CENTS.
TWO NATIONS LEFT
Abrogation of Treaty with Russia
by Congress Unsettles Trade
Relations Between Countries.
FIRST TIME IN EIGHTY YEARS
Unprecedented Situation Results
from Lack of Understanding.
BUSINESS INTERESTS DISTURBED
Display Great Anxiety to Know on
What Footing to Work.
EFFECTIVE FIRST OF YEAR
Stntua Quo am to Trade Will Prob
nbly lleinitln Unchanged n Lome
Neither Country Taken Dli.
WASHINGTON. Dec, 23.-The termina
tion pf the Russian treaty abrogated by
congress because of Russia's attitude
upon the passport uestion, which becomes
effective January 1. leaves tho two na
tions for the first time in eighty years,
without an agreement to govern their
trade relations and nrosonta a aitimHn,.
Except as a consequence of war, the
United, States has never before" under
taken to continue on friendly terms with
another nation In tho absence of any
treaty relations, after it has once en
Joyed that connection. Naturally tho
great business Interests of both countries
havo- displayed the greatest anxiety to
know upon what footing they may con
tinue their operations after December SI,
but asfar 'as the .Washington government
i vuni-ci nuu, u hub nui ueen udiq vo se
cure much enlightenment, and officials
have sbeen obliged to deny requests for
special Information from inquirers. The
lesult of many months careful considera
tion on tho subject haa- left the officials
themselves In tho dark, except as tothe
uroa'J conclusion that the ktatea quo bo tar
as It relates to trade may remain un
changed providing neither country; does
anything that might be regarded sis dis
criminatory against , the other.
It appears that the sole effect of the
termination of the treaty as to the United
Statest so far as can be now forecasted
will be to deprive' Russian consuls of tho
right to administer estates of Russians
flying in Amorlea and. to deal, .with dis
putes between the captains and crews
of Russian vessels In' .American ports.
(TThe great volume of trade between the
I two countries, which according to thp
figures to the bureau qf .trade relations
, aggregatesithls calendar. year ,ahout,'JJ0.-
J 00070W, la expected to remain unimpaired,
though trior are some Indications 'that
the RusiJ f government coritemplatefc
some changes' in its traltf laws that may
unfavorably effect the importation of
'agricultural Implements, machinery,
hardwares, and 'pSrhajis cotton. So long
as these increases are of general' applica
tion, however, and arc not directed .spe
cifically against American products. They
cannot bo "regarded as discriminatory
and is warranting retalltory measures.
' Anl Crew is Lost
ST. JOHNS, N. F.. Dec. 22. The freight
steamer, Florence of the Furness line, was
wrecked near Cape Race Friday morning
and twenty-two of its crew were lost.
News of the wreck received (here by
wireless today said that the second mate
and (our sailors had been save) after
being adrift for two days In a boat. The
Florence was , bound from Halifax to
Liverpool via St. Johns.
BULL LOST IN TRANSIT,
FOUND NEAR DUNLAP
WOODBINE, la., Dec. 22.-(Speclat.)
The buy shipped from Avoca and con
signed to W. II. Barsby & Son of Wood
bine, but lost while in transit a month
ago, was discovered near Dunlap and re
turned a few days, ago to Woodbine.
Whether the bull was put off at the
wrong station, or got off, or Jumped from
tho car whlle.in motion Is a question yet
to be' determined.
LIMA, Peru, Deo. 22. President Bllllng
hurst today asked congress for authority
to negotiate a foreign loan of J28.COO.000
for the purpose of cancelling certain debts
and financing the construction of rail
ways. The president In his message es
timated the urgent debts of the republic
nxprdlttoii i(nt lire tic Zone. .
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. Ensign PtU
hugh Green, t'nlted States navy, has been
detailed to accompany the Crocker land
expedition to the Arctic, which sets out
next July, and he-will act as topographer
For Nebraska Fair.
For Iowa Fair and warmer.
Temperature at Umnhn Yesterday.
5 a. m 22
6 a. in.., tl
7 a. m, 22
8 a. m 2j
8 a. m. 21
10 a m 21
11 a. m 21
12 m ' ai
1 P- m si i
2 p. m 3a
? l m 39
P- m ,, 40
5 p. m 37
6 p. m zs
7 p. m as
Comparative Local Record.
Highest yesterday 40 30 35 is
Loweut- yesterday 21 23 25 16
Mean temperature - JO 2J 30 16
Precipitation .00 .00 .08 T
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 23
Kxoesj for the day...., ., e
Total excess since March 1 106
Norma precipitation , .03 Inch
Deficiency for the day , .03 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 .21. ?; Inches
Deficiency since March 1 ... 4.(1 inches
Deficiency for cor period, 1911 .13.CS Inches
Deficiency for cor period, 1910., 11. 72 inches
Among the English
LONDON, Dec 22. Few public move
ments In England have enlisted the ap
proval and support of so large a number
of prominent mm as the plan for a Joint
International celebration on the one hun
dredth anniversary of peace among Eng
lish speaking peoples. The meeting held
at the Mansion house In London Wednes
day, over which Earl Grey, former gov
ernor general of Canada, presided, was
the first public announcement of the
project on this sldo of the Atlantic.
The list of vice presidents embraces
one hundred names. Mr. Asqulth, the
prlmo minister; Sir Edward Grey, secre
tary of state for foreign affairs, and
eleven other members of the cabinet head'
tho list, followed by the principal mem
bers of tho last conservative ministry,
Honor Law, tho leader of the unionist
party, and J. Ramsay McDonald, leader
of. the labor party.
The church Is represented by tho arch
bishop of Cantorbury, Cardinal Bourne
of the Roman Catholic church, the heads
of the varlbus non-conformist Protestant
bodies and bishops of the Church of Eng
land; science and art by the chancellors
of the universities, tho heads of royal
societies and varjous other Important per
sonalltles In thoso domains.
The lord mayors of tho principal cities,
the governors of many colonies and for
mer colonial administrators, prominent
among them Lord Cromer, tho earls of
Elgin and Mlnto, and Lord Roberts, Lord
Rolhchlld and Lord Rercsford complete
One of the projects of the English, com
mittee fur this celebration Is tho purchase
of Sulgruve manor, the old home of tho
Washington family, which still stands In
a good state of preservation. It Is hoped
also to place a bust of George Washington
In Westminster abbey. Harry Britain,
who Is secretary of the English branch
of the Pilgrims' club and a member of
the executive committee for tho peace
centenary, will visit the Unitei States
and Canada In January to make, arrange
ments with the over-seas Organization for
the joint celebration, whicn Mil begin
late In 1914.
Big Blair Canning
in Midnight Fire
BLAIR, Neb., Dec. 22.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) The Martin Jt Nurre Canning
company plant at this point was destroyed
by fire tonlgJU with a loss of fully $100,000,
V) per cent of which is covered by insur
ance. The buildings covered nearly a
Yialf block and only the office building
vaa saved. Nearly tho entire pack of
sweet corn of- last fall was on hand and
the )6ss on that alone will be fully $10,000.
Until a few nights ago thq company env
-ployed afregular watchman, but a djspute
arose, sloco which time there has been no
one to guard the prbperty at night. Aa.no
fires were In any of -the stoves. In the
ware- roouis during'the entire day, It, I
thought the blase 1 was of Incendiary
From appearances the blase Btarted in
the box making room, from which It
spread to the rear.of the building and had
gained considerable headway before being
discovered by a late home-goer. Tho fire
department was on the ground before the
blaze j broke out, but on account of low
pressure firemen were unable to do much
except watch the building burn. The
factory Is owned by S. F. Martin of this
city (nnd J. J. Nurre of'Neola, la., who
also own a similar plant at Atlantic, la.
Information has been wired to Mr.
Nurre and it will not be decided whether
the company will rebuild until he Is con
Tho output of the factory last season
was 1,&00,000 cans and the management
was contemplating enlarging for next
Delivers Answer of
the South to Blease
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. Thomas H.
Felder of Georgia delivered what he
termed "tho souths answer to Governor
Blease" here today before the annual
meeting of the American Society on
He characterized as "anarchy" the
South' Carolina governor's speech' In fa
vor of lynch law before the meeting of
governors at Richmond two weeks ago
and attacked Governor Blease "as an
enemy of the south."
Senator Townsend of Michigan presided
at the meeting and later praised Mr.
Mr. Solder said, he came all the way tc
Washington to make a complete reply oh
the part of the decent people of the
south, to the "Insults of Governor Blease."
He said the south did not stand for lynch
law and the people of the country ought
to know it.
Governor Oshorn to
LANSING, Much.. Dec, 22.-qoyernor
Chase B. Osborn announced today that so
anxious Is he to "get back to nature"
he has given his two automobiles and-his
horses to friends and will hereafter seek
recreation us a pedestrian.
He expects to start on his seventh
globe,-glrdllng trip soon after lie retires
from office, and during the course of
his travels, he .aid, hopes to spend many
hours' walking In rorelgn lands.
The. governor gave his horres to friends
in thje upper pcnjnsula, while residents
of southern Michigan received his big
tourng car and Hrnouslne.
MUST PUPILS SALUTE FLAG? '
. SCHOOL BOARD DIVIDED
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 21-Whether
children of the public schools here shall
be compelled to salute the flag has caused
a break in the Board of Education of this
city and Its members adjourned tonight
after a three hours' session without tak
inr action in the matter.
The dispute arose after Lena Eyler, a
13-year-old girl, had been suspended from
school because she refused to salute the
DOLLAR GAS MAY BE
VERY CLOSE AT HAND
City Officials and Qat Company
Agree Upon the Price, Rcachin
LENGTH OF FRANCHISE MOOTED
Renewal of Rights is Asked, and
Long Term is Demanded.
QUESTION TO THE LEGISLATURE
Law Providing for Carrying Out
Plans Will Be Asked For.
TALK REDUCTION FIRST OF YEAR
Chennenlns;, llMvecr, 81 ny Ilnve
to Wnlt Until Vote on Length
of Term of Franchise la
An agreement has been reached between
tho city of Omaha and the gas company
offlcluls which will guarantee to rest
dents gas at a dollar per 1,000 cubic fect
and will put up tho proposition as to
whether tho company's franchise, which
expires five year a hence, Is renewed for
a period of ten or thirty years.
City offlotals huvo stood for the ten
year franchise or for ut least an oppor
tunity to revise tho rates every ten years
under a thirty-year fianchUe. TIiIb has
been opposed by tlm gas company, which
has, however, conceded thnt dollar gas
can be furnished at a profit under certain
Theso oondltltus depended on the amount
of royalties to be paid, and the occupation
tax, to bo based on the annual Income.
A counter set of conditions was sug
gested by the city which would guarantee
dollar gas throughout tho franchise terms
and would make the city charges de
Pendent on the cost of the gasf but
never to fall below the fixed figure
The legislature will bo asked to pass
the proper legislation to carry out tho
tentative plans of the city and company
officials. The request will be made this
"What we want to do is to havo dollar
gas the first of the year," said a city of
ficial following tho last conference. "And
It looks like we will have it."
However, It Is not definitely decided as
to whether the dollar rate will go Into ef
fect January 1 or follow the vote on tho
length of time for whfclt'the franchise
will be extended.
Nebraska City Man's.
Neck Broken When
DORCHESTER, Neb.,. Doo. 23. (Special
Telegram.') A. J. Denton of Nebraska
'City, Head of -tho Dentori-Kuhrr Grain
company of Kansas City, was Instantly
killed at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon one
mile west of here when tho Ford runabout
automobile ho was driving overturned.
Denton's neck was broken.
The accident occurred on a level stretch
of road. It is supposed Denton was speed.
Ing and struck a slight obstruction, for
the tracks showed the car curved sharply,
left the ground, turned; completely over
and fell upon tho driver.
Mr. Denton leaves a wife, who Is now
at Nebraska City. Ho was well known
in this part of the state. He was about
10 years old.
St, Cecilia's Church
At Hastings Dedicated
HASTINGS, Neb., Dec. 22.-(Speclal Tel
ogrnm.) St. Cecollas new Catholic church
here, the finest In the diocese of Lincoln
and unsurpassed In either beauty or size
by any Catholic edifice between Omaha
and Denver, was dedicated today. The
dedication mnss was celebrated by Rov,
J. Henry Tllien, bishop of Lincoln, and
the dedication sermon was preached by
Archbishop Keano of Dubuque. Over a
score of priests from Lincoln and Omaha
participated In tho ceremony and there
were many visitors from tho state.
The church has a seating capacity of
about 1,000, but fully 1,500 crowded Into
It for tho opening service and hundreds
were turned away at the doors.
The building Is fireproof throughout, not
a scrap of wood being used anywhere
In Its construction. Its .cost complete, In
cluding the organ which is yet to be In
stalled Is approximately (65,000 Rnd It Is
tho belief' of the members of St. Cecelia's
parish that it could not be duplicated for
Another large assemblese gathored at
the church tonight to hear a lecture by
GENERAL RAINS IN SOUTH
AND SNOW OVER NORTH
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.-General rains
in the southern states and snow and rain
in the northern states eoet of the Missis
sippi river and in the southwest are pre
dicted for this week by the weather bu
reau as a result of disturbances now
covering the far northwest and the Rio
Grande valley which will move eastward
to tho great central valley Monday and
the eastern states Tuesday or Wednes
day. Another disturbance will appear' In the
far west about Wednerday and move east
ward, attended "by snows In northern and
middle states and preceded by rising tem
perature, crossing the Mississippi' valley
about Thursday and the eastern states
Friday or Saturday, ' This disturbance
will be followed by a period of much
colder weather over the Rocky moun
LARGE SEED HOUSE IN
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.. Dec. 22,-Firc.
caused by a hotlox on a grain distributor,
today destroyed the corn elevator and a
smaller addition to It of the Albert Dick
inson company, n largo seed house. The
loss is estimated at 1122 000. The heaviest
loss Is on 210.GOJ pounds of seed corn, mus
tard and popcv"
"It's so nice of you to deliver before breakfast, you know fa
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
JACK JOHNSON BUYS HOME
Gives White Wife Fine House in
Chicago's Exclusive District.
AMONG CHICAGO MILLIONAIRES
Christians Present for Luetic Coats
the .mrci PuRlllst f:tO,000
Home Fronts on l.nkr
CHICAGO, Dec. 22,-Jnck Johnson, the
negro world's champion heavyweight
pugilist, who Is at liberty on a :,000 bond
on a charge of violating the Mnnn act.
today purchased as n Christmas present
for his white wife, formerly Luclllo Cam
eron, a home in the heart of the exclusive
Lake Ocneva summer resort. Nearly all
of tho houses in tho neighborhood are
owned by Chicago millionaires.
"Jack has purchased tho property nnd
probably will go to his new homo next
Tuesday," was tho Information given out
at the negro's homo hero tonight.
The property wan purchased from Jud
son E. Shoerman, a grain dealer. It Is
said. The price was (30,000. It has a
frontage of 125 feet on the lake.
Among well known Chlcagoans who
own Property near Johnson's hew home
are Jplttth Rumsey. J, J. Mltcholl, Samuel
AllortSifc S. ;1J. ' Chatln.S jnc-Moorc- and
Johnson will mnko tho house his future
home. It is understood, not merely refill
ing In the colony during tho summer
months, as is the custom of the majority
of Lake Geneva's social leaders.
Tho negro also is said to he planning
the purchase of thirty acres of land
within twelve miles of the lake with the
intention of breeding stock.
Boards Warship for
Trip to Canal Zone
KEY WEST. Flo., Dec. 22. With tho
gun of tho United States battleships
Delaware and Arkansas roaring a wel
come, President Taft and his party late
this afternoon boarded the latter vessel
and set out for the Panama canal zone.
It was shortly after 4 o'clock when the
president, after making a short speech
hero, boarded ono of the launches of the
Arkansas together with Mrs. Taft and
the remainder of the presidential party
and was taken tp the battle'Mp. A few
minutes later both the .m Kansas and the
Delaware, which will act as a convoy, had
weighed anchor and wcro steaming out
of tho harbor.
The presidential party will spend three
days in the canal region. Including Christ
mas. President Taft plans to get back
to Key West on December 29 nnd two
days later to be in Washington,
Investigation of conditions in the canal
zone to determine whether the time In op
portune for establishing civil government
there is the announced purposo of tho
president's visit. Mr. Taft has announced
that he expects to Issue the order estab
lishing civil government immediately if
he finds conditions favorable.
Colonel George W. Goethals, builder of
the canal, Is considered to be the likely
appointee a governor of tho canal region
If he will accept the place.
German Cable Ship
Annoys French Fleet
CHERBOURG, France. Dec. 22.-Much
bitterness of feeling has been caused here
and probaWy in naval circles by the con
tlnued presence of the German govern
ment's cableshlp Gross Herzog Von Old
enburg, without any ostensible reason,
during a series of important navnl
maneuvers now being carried out by the
The German vessel, which has been
passing In and out of the port since the
beginning of the week, took up a position
last night opposite the principal fort.
The French admiral In command of the
port sent a naval officer to request the
commander of the Gorman vessel either
to put to sea or to come Into the public
harbor. The Oerman captain chose the
latter course and his vessel is now lying
EPIDEMIC Of TYPHOID
IN GERMAN GARRISON
HANAU, Oermany. Dec. 22-An epi
demic of typhoid fever has broken out
among the troop of the garrison here.
Two hundred and eleven soldiers are ly
ing In hospitals suffering from the dis
ease. The river Main Is believed to be
Infected, and If this proves to be so the
health of the entire population will b
We Get 0 ur Parcels Post
Spreads Terror for
Brief Time in Seattle
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 22.-A bandit
last night commandeered tho touring car
of Frank McDormott. prraldrnt of a largo
department store, romiwllrd the chauf
feur, Charlos Oslund, to drive him about
the city, held up a nalonn and a grocery
Htore, engaged In five running fights,
shot two incu and made his encupp.
Tho highwayman was arrested early to
dav. He gave his name as Alexander
Thompson, 24 years old, nnd said he was
Stovo Katies, a laborer, was shot In the
head ami torlouely' wounded. George
FuJImotn, a Japanese, was shot In tho
leg. He wus not seriously hurt,
The highwayman held up Onland, who
wns alonu In tho car, and after robbing
htm, climbed Into tho automobile and.
holding a revolver nt Osland's heud, mnde
htm drive at high bpoimI tho entire hingth
of the city to Georgetown and hack to
Hi" business district stopping in froutlof
a saloon. ,
llarchlng ,Osland ahead of hlni, tho ban
dit .entered the saloon and made tho bar
tender give him M0. An he was Iravlmi
thn nlaco ho exchanged shots with n
patron of iuT place, brio" bullet' hlttWV,
FiiJImoto., Twice jie engaged in a plsjol
battlo with moioroycle policemen who
pursued tlio automobile, During tho
chase Knlles wuh hit. The automo.tille
got away from the motorcyclo officers
und the bandit released It.
Tho highwayman next entered a groc
ery, obtained 112 nnd escaped after en
gaging In a pistol fight with the propri
etor nnd then with a pollcemnn. J
Half an hour later a pollcemanl sur
prised him standing bareheaded "6n a
Murphy and Hearst
From Sulzer Dinner
NEW YORK, Dec. 22. "To the best of
my ability I shall make honesty and
simplicity, economy and efficiency the
hvalchwords of my administration of the
government of New York."
Thus declared Governor-elect William
Sulzer tonight at a dinner given In hi
honor by more than 1,000 of his friends
at which United .States Hrnator James A.
O'Gorman presided and William J. nryan
wa a speaker.
Charles F. Murphy, loader of Tammany
hall, who was to havo been ono of tho
guests, sent word by telephone Just be
fore the dinner Unit tho arrival of unex
pected guests at his home In Good
Ground, L. I., would prevent his attend
ance. William It. Hearst hnd been an
nounced, to speuk, hut he telephoned from
a distance that his automobllo had broken
down whllo he wax on his way to the
banquet hall and that he would not do
ablo to keep his engagement,
Iresldent Taft was toasted at the out
"Tho contest of the democratic party
with President Taft ended on November
5," said Senator O'Gorman In proposing
the toast, "and I think I reflect tho senti
ment of New York stato when I declare
that Mr, Tuft curries with him Into re
tirement the best wishes of tho people,
Irrespective of political feeling."
Police Seek Convict
SPOKANE, WuMi.. Dec. 22. Police of
this city am searching for Mrs. Minnie
Elglo and. May Henna, sisters, who dls
appeared' recently after receiving a
throating letter from a former convict.
Mrs. Elgie has been missing two week.
and Miss lienna since Thursday night.
Ths disappearance) of the'two women was
reported to the pollcti by Mrs, D. A, Hor
tun, with whom Miss Henna roomed, Bhe
wild tho sister received u letter three
wnks ago signed by Ran Elgle, husband
of Mrs. Elglr. Klgle was given a con
ditional pardon from Walla Walla peni
tentiary lost July. He was convicted
three years ago in Colvllle, Wash,, of
attacking Mls Henna, the sister of hit
wife, then but 15 years old.
Each woman disappeared ofter receiv
ing a mysterious summons by telephone.
LIGHT EARTHQUAKE SHOCK
FELT AT FORT DEFRANCE
1 FORT DICFKAWE, Martlnque, Dec,
22 There wu n Mlgot earthquake here
at 4:40 o'clock this morning. No damage
has been reported.
ther does love his fresh."
BOMBS IN. PEACE BANQUET
Mnnn Declares Against Arbitration
of Panama Canal Dispute.
ADMIRAL INSISTS ON BIG NAVY
So Action Tnknt ! Nnrlrty on
llrsolntlnn Knvoi-lnsr .Submission
of Controversy with (J rent
Ilritnlu to The ilnnnr,
WASHINGTON, Doc. 22.-"The United
States never could submit the Pnnuma
canal controversy with Great Britain to
a court of arbitration," declared Repre
sentative Mann of Illinois, floor lender
of the house, last night at u banquet
which brought to n close tho convention
of tho American Hoclcty for tho Judicial
Settlement of Intcrnnt'.onal Deputes
Several speakers during the conference
hail urged such arbitration. The question
was submitted to a .fair jury hero, the
congress) of tho Uliltud States, said Mr.
Mann, and this country hns spoken on a
question which Is as much its internal
affair as any that could arise.
Ho atseried that tho rest of the world
was opposed to the "United States In the
Panama matter and that an' International
court coud not decide the question cq
'iuiaoij- -- - - .. . ....
Rear Admiral Richard Walnwrtght
throw another bombshell Into tho peace
camp when ho expressed the opinion that
Justlcft and truth could not prevail with
out the navy back of it, that unarmed
pcaco was tweh ns had existed in China
for many years, nnd that "tho navy Is
the antitoxin for war, to ba taken In this
country In doses nt fou- battleships an
nually." Mcssaatr from President.
A messngn from President Taft, now
on a battleship on his way to Panama, to
Dr. James Urown Scqtt. secretary of the
society, suld that the president's whole
Ideul wus that of nn arbitral court for tho
settlement of International controversies
and that he had favorod the general arbi
tration treaties with Great 11 rl tain and
France "as a long step toward an arbitral
court, whose jurisdiction would be In
creased ultimately io Include all posslbtn
disputes of an International character,"
A motion that the supreme court of the
United States might offer to act as arbi
trator In international disputes was
promptly rejected, The motion was made
by Pert Russell of Forest Glen, Md.
No action was taken by the society on
thn resolution offered by Everett P.
Wheeler of New York to the effect that
the United States should declare Its will.
Ingners to submit to arbitration tho Pan
ama canal controversy.
Flames in Theater
Cause Fatal Panic;
Town is Threatened
MAY8VILLH, Mo., Deo. X-One man
wns fatally burned and three persons, a
man and two girls, trampled and Injured
tonight in a panlo which followed a fire
In the opera house hure during a per
formance. The flames spread rapidly and
destroyed the opera house, three stores, a
livery stable and several small buildings
and had spread to other buildings, In
cluding the Maysvlllo bank, when tele
phone connections with the town wero
broken, presumably by the flames.
At midnight It was said that the entire
town was threatened unless the wind
veered. Hulldlngs wore being dynamited
In an effort to prevent the spread of the
flames. The dry season has dried up
the town wells and the only water at
hand came from a cistern which was
quickly emptied. Hucket brigudes wero
bringing water from various private wells
several blocks away.
Karl Cu nil Iff, operator of the moving
picture machine, won badly burned and
after he had made his way to the open
air, rushed back Into tho building to suve
his mother who had Ix-en unable to get
out of the family living rooms tin tho
second floor. Ho received more and
dangerous burns, although Mrs. Cundlft
was but slightly saorched.
MAN FATALLY WOUNDED
IN STANDING OFF POSSE
LOUISVILLE, ICy., Dec. 22,-Trying to
escape from a posse, seeking him for
shooting and fatally wounding his wife
and her woman friend, Domlnlck Gyr, a
dairyman, today barricaded Jilmself In
his home five miles from here and was
not taken until he was fatally wounded,
He had gone home, earlier In the day,
quarreled with and shot his wife and the
friend, Mrs. Murray. Clarke, who sought
TURKEY SUCCEEDS IN
CAUSING MORE DELAY
Instructions to Delegates from Con
stantinople Demand Reviotual
ing of Adrianople.
PRICE OF ADMITTING GREEKS
Balkan Envoys Again Appeal to
Their Own Governments.
ALLIES BECOMING IMPATIENT
Nest Disoussions Are Scheduled to
Be Held Monday.
SUFFERING IN BESIEGED CITY
Henri of Ottonimn Delegation Vrr-
srnls Klnborntc Arirnincnt In
llrhnlf of Thonsnnris of
LONDON, Dec. 2S.-Turkey Is playinie
tho old game of delay and has caused) a,
further postponement of the oft-delayeil
peace conference, which adjourned to
Monday after a brief and fruitless ses
sion this afternoon.
It Is evident tho Turkish delegates ar
trying to gain the right to provision
Adrlannpln by consenting to inoludn
Greece in tho conference. Tho allies aro
anxious to proceed with tho negotiation
and havo openly hinted that theso delay
must come to an end.
Today's sitting was tho most Important
slnco the beginning of the conference, si
It was tho first tlmo the opposite parties)
had como Inttf a serious engagement,
which Is preliminary to tho ruclal ques
tion over tho possession of Adrianople.
Tho Montenegrin ex-pronfler, Mlyusko-
Itch, who presided, seemed on account of
his rather severe nnd Imperious aspect
to be tho best president- for the occasion
of a stormy sitting. When tho president
asked Rechad Pasha to communicate in
confidence the answer which he had re
ceived from Constantinople, there was a
moment of breathless silence.
Presents Tnrks' Proposnl.
Rechad Pasha rose and outlined the, In
structions ho had received to the effect
that Turkey should not treat with Greece,
as tho latter stato had put Itself out of
the negotiations by refusing to adhero
to tho armistice. Hut, ho added, wlahtnc
to show a lenient spirit nnd a conciliatory
disposition, nnd also put of regard for
Kurope, Turkey was willing to treat, on
condition that the allies In return granted
tho privilege of revtctunllng Adrianople.
This, ho pointed out, was simply a
humanitarian reausit as, be.tliJes thn
lielllgerentK," thH Vera"nibrotKan 1W.004
people, suffering from lock of food.
Rovlctuallng this fortress ho argued,
would., not olinhke tho situation as It
existed whnn the armistice was concluded
nt which time the Bulgarians declared
they could selo Adrlanopl whenever
they Vdshed or fores Tahatalja,
The head of tho Turttlsh delegation con-
tlnued to llltistrato the Ottoman view
point, which aimed to' limit, as much hk
possible, disasters and sufferings from
the war, by supplying to Adrianople what
was strictly necessary to sustain life.
The conference would then ba ablo to
proceed with its work In' tho knowledge
that the town was not starving, whllo
the delegates were negotiating.
Ilnneff Mnkrs Reply.
Dr. Daneff, the chief Bulgarian plenU
potenUary, eloquently countered with
solid argument against Turkey's propo
sition. He recalled that the armistice was
an accomplished fact and was so well
defined that tho delegates lacked tho
power to change It, their mission belnff
circumscribed to the conclusion of peace.
Finally the Ottoman delegates pro
posed that the sitting bo adjourned until
Monday to enable each delegation to ask
for fresh instructions from the homo
Powers In Agreement.
PARIS, Dec. 22. A semi-official states
ment IsKued tonight soys:
"Tho Improvement, In the international
situation lia'a become more marked and
there Is now complete agreement amonsj
the powers In favor of moderation.
"Austria, which heretofore has main
talned an attitude of reserve, having de
olded to come Into line with Uie other
powers and urge prudence and moderation
on Turkey, the cause of peace has modsj
great strides in tho last forty-eight
ATHENS, Deo. 22. The Turkish army in
Mltylene has surrendered. Seventeen
hundred prisoners were embarked today;
on Greek transports.
On Murder Charge
in Second Degree!
BUFFALO. N. Y.. Dec. 22. After twen
ty-slx hours' deliberation, the Jury In tha
case of J. Frank Hickey, on trial fort
the murder o( 7-year-old, Joseph Josephs
of Lackawanna. October 12, 191L today
brought In a verdict of murder in Uisj
Thirteen ballots wera taken to doclda
Hlckey's fate. Twelve resulted, accordn
Ing to the Jurors, In a vote of nine for
conviction and three for not guilty on la
ground of insanity. The thirteenth and
lost ballot was taken at 3:30 o'clock thin
afternoon, after the Jurors had reported;
to the court in the morning that they
could not agree. Justice Brown at thatl
time declined to discharge them and di-t
reeled tliem to make another effort to)
reach a verdict.
- At Hlckey's request the Imposition ofi
sentence was deferred until Monday
The penalty is not less that twenty
years at hard labor In state's, prison.
Hickey. after buying young Josephs
candy, enticed him to a deserted butld
Ing. strangled him and hurled his. body
Into a cesspool. He also has confessed
that he killed Edward Morey in Lowell,
Mass., In 18S3. by giving- him poisoned
whisky, and that he strangled Frank:
Kruek, a New York newfboy, in Centra
park December 10; 1MB.
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