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VOL. .XL1II-N0. 20i.
OALAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH
On Trans and at
Hotsl Itsws Stand, So
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
NEW ELECTRIC LINE
TO START BY
Only Awaits State Railway Commis
sion's Authority to Issue
Bonds and Stock.
PROJECT ALREADY FINANCED
Four Hundred and Twenty Miles of
Road to Be Constructed.
WQRK TO START BY JUNE NEXT
Road to Run to Sioux City and One
Branch to Norfolk.
BIG POWER PLANT AT NIOBRARA
Thirteen Million Dollar is to Uo
Expended In Constructing and
EqulnuInK (lie Hond nnd
That construction work on the 420 miles
ot tho Niobrara, Sioux City & Omaha
railroad, promoted by tho Baker Con
struction, company of Omaha will begin
not later than Juno of tho present year
Is now believed to bo certain. That work
when commenced will bo pushed as rap
Idly as posslblo Is equally certain.
At this time there Is said to bo but one
thing that stands in tho way of tho con
struction and completion or tho Niobrara,
Sldax City & Omaha railroad, and this
Is not an obstacle, being merely a mat
ter of form.
In order to construct tho Niobrara,
Slaux City & Omaha road, funds must
be procldod, and It is estimated that
$13,01)0,000 will bo required to build and
equip tho lino and constructtho power
plant at Niobrara, where tho Niobrara
river will develop' 75,000 horso power, or
home 55,000 more horso power than is
used In the aggregate in tho city of
Omaha at this time.
In order to ralso the $13,000,000 that will
be requited to build the line, equip It
and develop tho power and construct tho
power plant It Is necessary to Issue and
sell bonds. Before bonds can bo issued
the whole project must be gono over by
tho Nebraska State Railway commission
and authority granted. Tho proposition
is now with the commission and has gone
this far. Contracts, bonds and all of the
formalities havo been investigated and
a proposition satisfactory to the com
mission, fully protecting tho rights of
the people of Nebraska and complying
with tho law in every particular put up
to tho state officials and the fiscal
agents of tho company. Tho terms have
been considered and tentatively agreed
to This has been sent east to tho fiscal
agents for their signatures, and as soon
as it is returned and approved by tho
state commission, It is expected that the
order authtJrhsftsjytha sola -of. bqn&s and
stock will issue.
That money" for construction will bo
HvallaDlo immediately after the issuanco
of the commission's order is said to be
certain, It being asserted that eastern
financiers, after having looked over tho
project and tho property, are ready to
underwrite it for the amount needed.
It Is expected that details will all be
worked out within the next ten days or
so and that soon after that grading con
tracts will bo let,
C. W. Baker, president of tho Baker
Construction company that is promoting
the new railroad proposition, has just
come in from a trip over tho line arid
says that as soon as the money is avail
able for construction work will begin.
Surveys have all been completed and
much of tho right of way secured. Ho
has been working on the project flvo
years and now feels that he Is about to
see his efforts crowned with success.
As to tho Niobrara, Sioux City &
Omaha railroad. It is to ue an electric
line with an overhead trolley system. It
will bo independent, having no connec
tion with any other railroad or system
of roads. The plans contemplate a line
from Omaha to 131k City and thence on
to Norfolk', with a branch from Elk
City to South Sioux City, from South
Sioux City to Niobrara and from Nio
brara to O'Neill, with a cross line from
West Point to Decatur.
Tho plans of the company contemplate
the expenditure of $1,000,000 to $1,500,000
In Omaha on terminals and a passenger
and freight depot, the site of which has
not been decided upon, though tt has
been determined that these terminals
must bo near tho business center of the
city. Omaha, however, has not been
asked to contribute anything, ncr havo
tly- capitalists here been asked to sub
burlbo to the stock, or buy thv, jonrU.
This financing has and js t!T Deing done
in tho east.
Ilotli Krelttlit nnd I'lisseiiKcr.
The new road will do both a freight and
passenger business. When In operation,
passenger trains will run to Sioux City,
Norfolk and Niobrara as often as the
businesu may demand. On all through
night trains sleepers will be run between
terminals. In handling freight, trains
' will not only stop at towns, but at coun-
(Continued on Pago Two.)
For Nebraska Fair; warmer.
For Iowa Fair; warmer.
Tcmiiei'iturc nt Oniuua Yesterday.
B n. in 10
C a. m TJ
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8 a. Ill 20
V a. in 26
10 a. m 31
11 a, m 33
12 ni 3
1 p. m 37
2 p. m 33
3 p. m 33
4 p. in 40
c p. m.w :u
C p. m 37
7 P. ID SI
Comparative Local Itecord.
1914. 1913. 1912. 1911.
Highest yesterday 40 34 32 65
Lowest yesterday 3 17 9 34
Mean temperature 24 26 20 44
Precipitation 00 .00 .0) .00
Temperatui-o and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 29
Deficiency for the day... , IS
Total excess since March 1 30
Normal premutation OS Inch
Deficiency for the day 05 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1 15 Inch
Deficiency since March 1 72 Inch
Excess for cor. period, 1913... l.M Inches
Excess for cor period, 1911 1.57 Inches
L. A. WELSH, IKal Forecaster-
REPEAL BAM IS DELAYED
Opening of Legislative Fight Post
poned Till This Week.
O'GORMAN WON'T CALL MEETING
Will Wolt Until Absent Member of
Interoeennlo Canals Commit
tee Are In Attend
WABHINGTON, March 22. Tho opening
of the legislative battle for repeal ot tho
tolls exemption provision of the Pcnama
canal act was delayed until next week by
prolonged consideration In the houso to
day of tho rivers and harbors appropria
tion bill. Renewed skirmishing in tho
senate served to reveal, however, the in
tensity of feeling In trio controversy.
Administration leaders had planned to
call up tho Sims repeal bill In the house
today and present a rule to limit general
dobate to fifteen hours. It Is not likely
now that the bill can be taken up before
Tuesday- or that a vote can be had until
late next week.
Senator O'Gonnan, chairman of the In
teroceanlo canals committee, who opposes
tho repeal, announced lif tho senate to
day that ho could not call a meeting ot
his committee to tako up the repeal con
troversy until several absent members
So Wish to Delay.
Ho had no wish to delay settlement ot
tho Issue, but could not force it In Jus;co
to tho members of the commltteo who
wished to have a volco in the prcllmtnpry
action on the subject.
Senator Owen, a member of tho com
mittee, who earnestly supports the presi
dent's request for exemption repeal, said
he would not seek to hasten consideration
of tho matter unduly.
Senator Jones' resolution, calling upon
the president for Information as to what
foreign governments have protested
against American toll exemption, was re
ferred by tho senate today to the com
mltteo on foreign relations. Senator
O'Gorman asserting that ho did not w'sh
It referred to tho canals commltteo. Sen
ator Brlstow, who previously had urged
reference to the canals committee, agrood
to let it go to the foreign relations com
mittee, "provided that committee will
Causes Lively Comment.
Senator Jones caused lively comment by
reading a newspaper article stating that
President Wilson had sought to Infjuonco
the house to limit debato on tho roJ5cal
bill. Senator Thompson urged Senator
Jones to consult the preiident oftener,
maintaining that by so doing ho "would
be a better man and better informed."
Senator Jones denied that in his recent
conference with President Wilson relate
ing to his speech on the repeal contro
versy tho president had told him ho waa
"skating on thin Ice." Asked by Senator
Pomertflo "If the Ice seems thicker this
morning," Senator Jones denied that his
motives were political, "adding that he
was opposed to exemption repeal "on Its
merits."--.., -.-. ..j ...
Is Dead, Outliving
Her Four Husbands
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 22.
(Special Telegram.) Mrs. Jano Butcher,
91 years of age, one of the most remark
able women who ever lived In the Pike's
peak region, died yesterday afternoon at
the homo of her son-in-law and daughter,
Dr. and Mrs. M. Hook, In Colorado City.
Mrs. Butcher outlived four husbands, and
her last proposal of marriago cami when
sho was 72 years old. Her matrimonial
Married In 1S41 In London. Encland. to
Married In 1S51 In London to John Tay
lor. Married in 1S61 in London to Edward
Married In 1871 in London to Lawrence
Declined nrouosal of marrlare in 1S01
in North Platte, Neb.
Mrs. Butcher's matrimonial career dif
fered from that of modern women in that
death claimed all four husbands. Mrs.
Butcher came to the United states in 18t6
and made her home for many years in
North Platte. She came to Colorado City
to live with her daughter two years ago.
Sho was in possession of all her faculties
at tho time of her death and had fre
quently declared that bIio expected to live
to be 100 years old. She never had lost
a tooth and never wore spectacles.
Olub Women Deputy
Assessors and Plan
to Get Tax Dodgers
CHICAGO, March 22,-Tho feminist
movement in Chicago progressed another
step today when eight club women were
appointed deputy assessors. They wilt
be assigned to districts where their work
will be the most effective end most
pleasant They will seek especially to
locate and assess tho property of women,
who at present compose less than VA per
cent of the taxpayers of -the county.
"In the few days we have discussed tho
woman deputy question a dozen new ideas
In assessing have developed," asserted
Frank W. Koraleskl, secretary ot the
Board of Assessors. "I believe women
will prove to be our most Ingenious
deputies. One ot them has already made
a suggestion entirely new to me. Sho
said, that many Chicago women- have
their private checking accounts, hold
blocks and bonds In their own name, and
possess wardrobes representing more
money than has been charged to their
husbands in tho past. She wanted to
know why women who import rich furs,
silks and lingerie, which to the ordinary
man would be worth a fortune, shouldn't
ay taxes on them."
WANTS ALL BACHELORS
OVER TWENTY'FlVE TAXED
PITTSBURGH, March 22. "All the
oriental youths must marry when they
are young. I want to see a law passed
that would compel every young man over
twenty-five who Is not nmrrled to par
a tax to the government for the support
of a wife," Rev. Dr. Camden M. Cobern
ot Allegheny college, Meadvllle, Pa., said
at tonight's session ot the midwinter
bible conference. Dr. Cobern deprecated
advanced bachelorhood and urged young
men to marry young
FOR NEWJP ROAD
Department of Justice Satisfied at
the Method Scoured Siithout
BOSTON & MAINE STUMBLING
Length of Trusteeship One of the
DISPOSAL OF THE SOUND LINES
This Matter Will lie Left to Inter
state Commerce Commission for
Its Decision Under Panama
WASHINGTON, March 22. After sev
eral weeks of negotiations the Depart
ment of Justlco and the Now York, New
Haven & Hartford railroad announced
last night that they hod reached an agree
ment for a dissolution or tho New Haven.
The announcement was made In the fol
"Tho attorney general has indicated to
the representatives of tho New York,
New Haven & Hartford railroad the ar
rangements which ho thinks would re
sult in bringing the affairs ot that com
pany Into harmony with law. The repre
sentatives of the railroad are willing to
accept the requirements Indicated and to
endeavor to put them into effect without
delay If approved by tho stockholders in
a meeting to be called at once."
Terms of Arrangement.
Tho Indicated arrangement stated in
general terms follows:
"1. Tho Boston Railroad Holding com
pany Is a Massachusetts corporation,
holding a majority of tho stock of the
Boston & Malno railroad and 00 per cent
of tho formei stock, in turn, is owned
by the New Haven railroad. The charter
of tho holding company prohibits it from
disposing of tho Boston & Maine stock.
The legislature of Massachusetts will be
asked to remove this prohibition and, if
this Is done, the stock of tho holding com
pany will be transferred at once to five
trustees and after arrangements have
been mado to protect tho minority stock
ot the holding company, they shall Bell
tho Boston and Maine stock, prior to
January 1, 1917.
"2. The stocks ot the companies which
control tho Connecticut and Rhodo Island
trolleys will be placed In tho hands of
trUBees flvo for each state and shall bo
sold within flvo years from July 1, lfllt
In Hands of Three Trustees.
"3. Tho majority stocks ot the Mer
chants and Minors Transportation com-
road will bo placed in the hands of three
trustees and shall bo sold within three
years from July 1, 1914.
"4. Tho minority stock in ' tho eastern
steamship corporation held by tho New
Haven railroad shall be sold within three
years from July 1. 1014. and In tho mean
time shall bo deprived of voting power.
"5. Whether the New Haven railroad
shall bo permitted to retain the sound
llnes will be submitted to tho Interstate
Commerco commission for determination
under the provisions ot tho Panama canal
"6. Tho Berkshire trolleys shall bo sold
within flvo years from July 1, 1914.
"7. A decree embodying tho foregoing
shall be entered In the United States dis
trict court for tho southern district of
Now York. Tho decrees shall further pro
vide that on application of the New
Haven railroad for the trustees and for
good cause shown, the timo within which
any of the above mentioned stock shall
bo sold may be extended by the court."
Trustee. S unite ted.
Trustees satisfactory to all parties
have been suggested. Those proposed In
connection with the Boston & Malno
stock have signified their willingness to
serve and their names nro: Marcus I'.
Knowlton and James L. Doherty of
Springfield, Mass.; James L. Richards and j
Mill r,f Tin.tn w,.,ir i
r-nrnontor nf Mnnlw,i.t. M ti Wom.
of the others will not bo made public
until acceptance by them is fully as
The essential reason for placing tho
property In the hands of trustees is to
securo their Immedlato Independent man
agements. The outlines of the proposed decree
and trust agreements have been discussed
(Continued on I'age Two.)
Kugel Blames the
Eight O'clock Law
For Many Crimes
City Police Commissioner A. C. ICugel,
speaking on "Law and Order" before the
young men's Boraca class at the First
Baptist church Sunday morning, de
clared that "It the city commissioners do
not want law enforcement In Omaha they
will havo to get out their checker board
and make another move." Mr. Kugel
said that he heard several das ugo that
three of the city commissioners were In
favor of ousting him from t.ie position
onira were In
of head of tho police department, but
that three wore in favor of retaining him,
und that It would leave it with them.
Kugel blamed tho 5 o'clock closing law
for mucli of the crime, especially boot
legging. Profit from late-hour rales In
duces the same men to sell liquor Sun
days. Ho said, that one way ot doing
away with this' evil might bo to lay out
a certain district in which the saloons
could kep open after 8 o'clock for the
benefit of those who wanted late drinks.
These saloons would be required to pay
a higher license In proportion.
PARIS CHIEF SAYS NIX ON
THE UNDRAPED PERFORMERS
PARIS, March i2. The Paris police to
day began the Introduction of a scheme
of moral reform initio public resorts of
the city. Col eat In iwmnlon, perfect ot
police, summoned tho proprietors of all
the musio and dance halls and concert
cafes to tho prefecture where he Informed
them that exhibitions of undraped per
formers would no longer be tolerated.
mmtm mw i i mi
Frqm Tho Minneapolis Journal.
REDS SATISFIED WITH BILL
Congressman Stephens Says Omaha
Tribesmen Change Minds.
DELEGATES GET NEW VIEW OF IT
After Several Conferences In Wash
insjtom They Will Return to lies.
errtlon-nd,'r(r..Hrothcrali .- -to
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 22.-Spcclal Tel
egram.) Representatives of the Omaha
Indian tribo who have been in Washing
ton opposing the bill of Representative
Stephens to havo the Omaha lands taxed
for state purposes, are now satisfied that
thn hill Is for tlin crnnd nf the tribe, ac-
cordnB t0 the statement of Mr. Stephens
Hiram Chase, Daniel Webster and oth
ers of tho tribe who have been here on
the matter, havo returned to Ncbraskn,
Mr. Stephens said today, convinced that
tho bill should pass, and will urge the
members of the tribe to further tho
E. J. Murfln and A. J. riummer of
Lincoln were given a hearing by tho
house Irrigation commltteo toduy on a
bill proposing to glvo the Interior de
partment supervision over Irrigation proj
ects. States Control Dllehen.
Under the Carey act the law now gives
to tho states the right to let contracts
for construction of ditches, and to havo
practically entire control in the mutter.
It was claimed by Messrs. Murfln and
Plummer that purchasers of water rights
unoer mo uarejr uci iiiiyo uv
under tho Carey act have been caused
Benous losses Because mo lanure m i-wn-
structors to build ditches within the tlmo
specified, prevented them from realizing
on crops and consequently losing their
land through inability to meet payments.
The bill was Introduced recently In the
senate by Senator Borah of Idaho, In
whoso Btato many acres of land under
the Carey act are located.
Woman May Kilter.
Tho Bureau of Immigration has finally
decided not to deport Mrs. Anna Jellnek,
mother of Joseph' nnd John Jellnek ot
South Omaha. This action was taken
through efforts of Representative Lobcck
In Mrs. Jellnok's behalf, after a deporta
tion order had been Issued. Mr. Lobeck
indicated to tho department officials that
adequate provisions would bo made by
James Jellnek and others Interested in
Omaha to prevent Mrs. Jellnek from be
coming a public charge.
Rural letter carriers appointed in Iowa:
William B. Murphy at Correctlonvllle, B.
W. Farrcll at Oskaloosa, Ernest Wicker
j Nebraska: John Truax at Pleasanton.
Nebraska pensions: Delia Char, North
I'OUP. SIS; Rosannah Van Cleave, Steele
y. '" Hattle A. Funk, Lexington, 112;
ha run u. uuntinger, Lincoln, Dorcas
D. Joyner. Broken Bow. 112.
The secretary of the interior has re
versed tho decision ot the commissioner
of tho land office In the case of James F.
Roll, who has an additional homestead
Dr. V. L. Love has been appointed pen
sion surgeon at Iowa City, la., on the
recommendation ot Congressman Volt me r.
PHILLIPS VOTERS' CHOICE
FOR ALBION POSTMASTER
ALBION, Neb., March 22. tSpoclal Tel-egram.)-S.
D. Phillips received 2S7 votos
In the primary held here today to deter
mine the voters' choice for postmaster
Other candidates received the following
totals: Former State Senator James T.
Brady, 176; J. W. Walllck, 162; Charles IS.
Jones, 62; William B. Watson, 9.
The Citizens' conference, & local poIltU
cal organization, has named the following
ticket for tho April city election: For
mayor, E. J, Poynter; clerk, George
Urowder; treasurer, W. S. Price; engineer,
Frank M. Flllik; councllmen, J, A. 11 em
Ing and S, J Ollverlus.
Where a St, Patrick Is Needed
Auto Dealer Bails
Out Man Who Steals
Shoes for His Child
C. Q.Townsend of Ralston, who was ar
rested Saturday night for taking a pair
of baby shoes from the counter ot a de
partment store, nnd upon being searched
JlU-ttlC- Stf.tipJV. .produced JiUlCwtatUusd -
boot, declaring ho could not soe his baby
in need, was released on a cash bond of
$10 Sunday -afternoon. E. R. Wilson of
tho Wilson Auto company seeing tho story
of tho affair in Sunday's paper appeared
nt headquarters and dcsplto tho fact that
ho had never seen tho fellow before fur
nished the necessary cash. Townsend
was too grAteful for word and Immedi
ately left tho station for home.
SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE
Judge English Refuses to Set Aside
Settlement with Cripple.
BOY'S LAWYERS WILL APPEAL
Determined to I'Mftbt to Finish to
Kind Out Whether Trial May lie
Avoided ! Payment Made
In This Manner.
Tho Nebraska supremo court is to have
the final decision whether 7-year-old
Ralph Moss, whose leg was cut off by a
Missouri Pacific freight train, ahull havo
the right to sue the railroad for damages.
This announcement was made yesterday
by attorneys for the boy, following the
overruling by District Judgo KnglUh nf
a motion to set aside a "settlement" by
which tho boy's father was paid Jl.OOO by
tho railroad's attorney, J, A, C Kennedy,
to dismiss Ralph's suit In court.
The high ccurt will be asked to say
whether a railroad company may pay a
parent for. dismissing his child's causo of
action out of court without the knowledge
of opposing attorneys. Kvldonco pre
sented by M. L. Donovan and T. A. Don
ohoe, Ralph's lawyers, indicated that this
situation existed in his case. They may
by appealing forfeit a JK0 fee which th'i
Judge recognized ns due them from the
The next legul uiovo in Ralph's behalf
will bo the filing of a motion for a new
hearing, according to Attorney Donovan,
who announced that tho caBu finally will
go to tho supremo court. Tbo motion In
district court will consumo several weeks
more, and it Is expected that it will bo
almosiTwo yearB from the tlmo the cas
Is sent to the high court beforo a de
cision will bo rendered. Ralph was in
jured last November and was in a hos
pital almost two months, whero his leg
was twicn amputated.
Dr. R. J. Connell, who pcrformud tho
operations, called Ralph "tho pluckiest
boy in Omaha," ana said his courage
saved his life. So far. ho Iibh not art!
flclal leg, but Is now able to hobblo about
Mob Beats Troops
to Negro in Alabama
r 1 X rr. , . . . . . .... .
iun, 4ia., jiarcu . w tine a
company of militia was hurrying from
Montgomery and beforo a sheriff's posso
with Charles Young, a negro, could reach I
this city, a mob tonight captured tho '
prisoner and lynched him.
Young, accused ot assaulting an aged
white woman today, was cornered near
MnnWvllle Aln enrlv hl ..!.,
When news of the capture reached hero , r" 8,e? club gae ,rur fl0J.ect ,,ona
a mob formed and met the posso. Int,ro eh0TUt' ond thrce "lecns by dlf-
Young was hanged before the special rerent 0uet" made UP the members
train bearing state troops reached here. of 11,0 c,ub' Ovor 300 attended the meet
His alleged victim is In a critical condl. "ig and the Young Men's Christian as
tlon. Her assailant, after robbing tho eoolatlon auditorium was packed. Last
house, threw bloodhounds off the trail night the glee club appeared at various
by tho uso of turpentine. I churches In the city.
MOB PARADES FIFTH AVENUE
Thousand Men and Women March
for Miles Down Gotham Way.
TRAFFIC HELD UP BY CROWDS
Woman in Aatomalille Is Spat Upon
ny Jtemlwr . ot Her Sex;
1 -,iAinonr- thr Idle
NEW rORK, March 22.-Undcr a silken
black banner bearing In blood red letters
tho Inscription, "Dciriollton" 1.000 men
and women anarchists, tho unemployed,
nnd members ot tho Industrial Workers
ot tho World marched up Fifth avenuo
for miles yesterday wthout waiting to ask
the city authorities for tho permit 10
quired by ordinance.
Clouds obscured thn sun and mado tho
thoroughfare a canyon of gloom as tho
"army," led by Alexander iBcrkmaii,
swept northward unrestrained; It was
not a symmetrical lino or 'formation.
hut a boisterous, noisy crowd, that Jostled
fashionably-clad womon and men from
the sidewalks. Thero was no enforcing
trnfflc rules. Automobile and trolley
cars that tried to pass through the ranks
were hold up, chauffeurs and motormeu
being Intimidated. One woman In an
automobile who got In the way was spat
upon by a woman in tho parade. Thu
marchora chunted hysterically nnd
shouted epithets at tho constituted gov
ernment. Told to Take "Theirs."
This demonstration, regarded as one of
the most extraordinary In the city's his
tory, was followed by a mass meeting In
tho streets near Union square whero the
throng had" been denied tho right to
gather, Tho wealth of tho nation was
tho product of their toll, those gathered
were told by thi speakers, nnd they
should march forth Into Fifth uvenue.
and upon church, and restaurant, and '
hotel, and shop, and tako what was I
theirs. Emma Goldman, Carlo Tresca and
Alexander Berkman were somo ot thoso
wno exnorteu tho restless crowd.
No apparent effort was mado by the
police to prevent the march up Fifth
avenue. A few detectives walked nt the
front and droppod out, ono by one, to
make reports by telephone to headquar
ters. Meanwhile the inaroherB gutliered
recruits as they proceeded.
Parade Tarns Hast.
At Ono Hundred and Seventh street
the parade turned east and stopped, at
the doors of the Francisco Ferrar asso
ciation. There a dozen policemen won
watting, but the croud wbb orderly and
no nrrests were mado. Speakers an
nounced that thoso of the unemployed
who were homeless and hungry would be
fed and sheltered for the night. Five
squads of fifty men each entered the
building and wero supplied with tobacco
oh well as food. Others of the unem
ployed wero cared for In lodging houses.
Somo of tho Industrial Workers of the
World leaders of the unemployed who
havo been holding meetings In Rutgers
square repudiated tonight connection with
thoso who marched today.
MONMOUTH COLLEGE GLEE
CLUB SINGS AT Y. M. C. A.
A concert of sacred music was given at
tho Young Men's Christian association
men's meeting yesterday afternoon by tho
Monmouth College Glee club which lias
been entertained in the city for tho lust
few days. Rev, A. C. Douglass delivered
' ul ma Hieeuns.
At., 1 I . . th. -.A ..I A I A I
TO AVERT CIVIL
WAR IN BRITAIN
George Assumes Role of Peacemaker;
in Effort to Prevent Trouble
KING USING EVERY INFLUENCE
Number of Resignations Believed to
Have Crippled Army.
LIBERALS FOR COURT-MARTIAL.
Favor Summary Treatment of Offi
ocrs Leaving Posts.
QUITTERS ARE ARISTOCRATS
Belong to Families Almost All with
ASPECT OF BELFAST IS NORMAl
Thlrty-Flvc Hundred voininrcrs
Spend Tlnje Drllltnir, While
Others Occupied In Tnritct 1
T.nvnoN. March 22. An official re
port Issued tonight says that all proposed
movements of troops In Ulster nao oecn
"Theso movements." the report on
tinucB, "were of a purely precautionary
kind, with tho object of giving ndequato
protection to tho depots of arms, am
munition and Btorcn and other govern
ment property against possible risks.
Thcro has not been nnd Is not now any
Intention to move troops into Ulster ex
cept for theso and llko purposes."
The conferences between King oeorgo
Premier Asqulth and other ministers with
reference to the Ulster situation con
tinued all day. Winston Spancer Church-
Ill, first lord ot tho admiralty, twice vis
ited tho primo minister and Augustine
Blrrcll. chief secretary for Ireland, like
wise conferred with Premier Asqulth.
Colonel Socly, secretary of state for
war. had a long audlonco with tho king,
while Prcmer Asqulth and Field Marshal
Sir John French, chief of the general
staff, spent an hour at Buckingham pal
ace, after tho prime minister had been,
visited by tho archbishop of Canterbury,
head ot the English church,
Tho situation today seemed less alarm
ing, tho public being inclined to wait
with patlcnco thn expected statement in
tho House of Commons tomorrow regard
ing the movement of troops in Ulster and
the resignations of officers.
Lord Charles Berreaford, a strong ad-
Uho-preaa -aaiu!l .1 iVri. -
'7 know for a fact that many navai
officers, including those of high rank and
some of the best men We possess will rc-
sign their commissions If ordered to tako
part In tha coercion o( Ulster or even It
the army alone Is utilized for that put
Lord Charles Berresford contends that
the argument that the officers and men
who refuse to coerce Ulster might rcfuto
in the future to participate in the quell
ing of riots, does not hold good, there
being no comparison, ho says, between
civil war and riot.
Speaking at a nationalist demonstra
tion at alasgow today, t Joseph Devlin,
M. P., for Belfast, said the Irish party
never had asked for an army in Ulster.
If the government felts its duty to sco
to It that law nnd order wore preserved
In tho face of threats, the responsibility
was the government's. It thero should
be riot and disorder the responsibility
was not the nationalists.
LONDON, March 22. King George as
sumed tho roje of peacemaker today In
an effort to provent threatened troublo
Just what tho result of the king's con
ciliatory move will be is a matter of
conjecturo tonight, but it Is known that
the king Is using every influence to avert
bloodshed In the Ulster controversy. He
had ''long conferences with 'the prime
minister, Mr. Asqulth, the secretary Of
state for war, Colonel Seely and sev
eral other high officials, and afterward
summoned Field JTarshal Lord "tloborts.
The latter has been criticised by tho lib
erals for utterances which they construed
encouraging to those officers who
1 linvn reslirneil from their reirlments
j From tho palaco the veteran field mar-
(Continued on Pago Two.)
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