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LAUD QUESTION IS
CAUSE OF MEXICO'S
MOLTSJAYSLIND
Erstwhile Personal Agent of Wilson
Below Border Breaks His
Long Silence.
MUST OWH THT.TR OWN FARMS
Fig-hting- Will Never Cease While
Workers Are in Present Dis
possessed Condition.
WHOLE NATION IS HOMELESS
Revolution Economic and Social
Rather Than Political.
PEONS PRACTICALLY SLAVES
Mtaaeaotan, Before Chicago ladaa.
trial Clab, Sketchea Forcible
Traaafer of Sol from Old
Holdera to Dona.
German Official Report Hints ar
More Victories in - p7" tan . Poland
Vln,l ' um
CHICAGO. Nov. 19 John Llnd, personal
representative of President Wilson in
Mexico during the Huerta administration,
declared tonight In an address here to
the Industrial club that the land Ques
tion waa the cause of the revolution In
Mexico and that, fighting there would
never cease until the workers were able
to own their own farms.
Mr. LJnd pleaded for kindly feelings
toward Mexico, asserting that Mexican
distrust of the United Statea was vanish
ing nd that thereafter the Mexicans
would be our steadfast friends forever.
"I felt while in Mexico and I feel now
that permanent peace In Mexico on the
basis of the social and economic condi
tions which has existed In the past Is an
impossibility."
Nation Is Homeless.
" Mr. Llnd sketched the taking of the
land from its original possessors by the
Spanish conquerors. "As a whole the
nation was made homeless." he aald, "and
has so continued to this day. This Is and
will be the cause of revolution In Mexico
until the question Is settled. The stabs of
Morelos, for example, la owned by twenty-seven
men."
Early in his ad drees Mr. Llnd declared
that while in Mexico be became convinced
that the so-called revolution in which vir
tually all of northern Mexico was aligned
against Huert was "only In a slight de
gree political;" that the compelling force
actuating the majority of tha people was
"economic and social, rather than polit
ical In any partisan sense."
Forcible Trmaefer of Land.
Touching the agrarian condition. Mr.
Llnd sketched the forcible transfer of the
land from the original possessore to the
Spanish conquerors. "As a whole a na
tlon was made homeless." he said, "and
has so. continued to ths day Thla Is and
will be the cause of revolutions in Mexico
until "the question Is settled.'
Nominal freedom, he declared, was ac
corded the peons, but they were and are
poorly paid and practically compelled to
remain in' the aervlce of the great land
owners. Laws forbidding an employe to
leave bis service while in debt have aided
in keeping the workers In subjection.
In the fact that the Mexican railroads,
formerly operated by Americans, are now
in the hands of native Mexicans, from
division superintendents to section men,
Mr. Llnd saw hope for tha advancement
of the country.
Llad Is Hopetal.
In view of that situation he said:
'I asked myself and 1 asked some of
the critics of President Wilson's policy
whether It was not within the range of
probability that a people, who, within a
brief generation had responded with such
faculty to the new social and economic
environment, might make equivalent prog
ress In the field of politics and govern
ment If afforded a fair chance. I am
hopeful, aye, confident, that tuey will."
careful study of Mexicans. Mr. Llnd
aald, has convinced him that the differ-.
ences between Mexicans and citisens ot
the United States are not racial norj
psychological. The ingratitude and tur-j
bulence attributed to the Mexicans, other j
than the aristocracy, Mr. Llnd attributed :
to 'the years of oppression which they
have suffered. He held that the word
of a Mexican could be taken with as
much rellunoe as the word of men of
BERLIN, Nov. l.-(By WlreCV
eluded in the Information givci. uut to
the press today In official quarters la the
following:
"Reasons of strategy prevent the dis
closure of military movements in the
east, yet the official reports that opera
tlona are progressing favorably Indicate
that the victory of Wloclawek Is being
followed up.
"In viuw of the condition of the roads
behind the Russians and the difficulties
of a retirement of them. It ft ems prob
able that they will stand against the
German attack which. Judging from the
existing situation, probably will be
frontal and against their right wing.
"An official report given out In Vienna
says that the German victory near Kutno
has had an excellent effect upon the
forces In Gallcla, who have taken some
advanced positions of the enemy In the
Cracow region.
Anatrlana Menace Belgrade.
"Special dispatches from the Servian
arena of the conflict to Berlin paper
predict the early fall of Belgrade. Co
incident with the Austrian entry Into
Valjevo the commanding officer at Sem
lln sent an emissary to Belgrade with
3 uemand that the city surrender. The
commandant of the Belgrade fortress
asked an hour for consideration. He did
not reply at the end of that time and
the bombardment by the Austrian was
recommenced.
"The people of Valjevo scattered flow
ers along the roadways as the Austiians
entered. At the same time soma recal
citrants threw a bomb from a second
story. The house whence this mtssle
came from ws wrecked by the infuri
ated soldiers.
"The Servians retired seven miles to
the southeast of Valjevo, where fighting
Is now In proBxess."
Fighting- Kear Loda.
WASHINGTON. Nov. The official
headquarters report from Berlin to the
German embassy here today contained
the following in addition to other dis
patches published from Berlin:
"In Poland there has been undecisive
fighting north of Loda. Southeast of
Soldeau the enemy has been forced to
retreat In the direction of Wlawa. On
the extreme north wing a strong Rus
sian cavalry division was defeated on
the sixteenth and seventeenth and driven
back over the Pllkallen."
HINTS OF SCANDAL
IN SAMONS TRIAL
Testimony Charges Defendant with
Talking- of Getting Friend
on the Jury.
SPOKE OF FIXING PROSECUTOR
Story of Wltneaa Arnold Webbert
Temporarily Rnled Ont by Coart
on Theory that It Dora Not
Relate to Isaacs.
(Continued on Page Ten. Column Three.)
New York Coroner
Accused of Illegal
Traffic in Bodies
NEW YORK, Nov. 1. Relatives of
hundreds of persons who die In Bellevuo
and Harlem hospitals are unable to aave
tha bodies of their dead from the dissect
ing table, according to evidence given
today in an Inquiry looking to the aboli
tion of the offlos of coroner.
Dr. Timothy Lehane. a coroner's physi
cian, testified that he performed thou
sands of autopsies, and that when there
is a scarcity of bodies for dissecting pur
poses in the two hospitals It is not un
. common for members of the staffs to
send for relatives of the dead and
threaten to notify the coroner If the bod
ies are not surrendered for autopsy purposes-
1 have met in the anterooms of these
two Institutions hundreds of weeping rela
tives who were powerless to save their
dead from the dissecting table," Dr. Le
han said.
The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. m. Friday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
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Will Judge Page Morris admit as evi
dence the testimony of Ornold Webbert,
who swears Walter F. Sammona told him
ho "would have a friend on the Jury,"
and Intimated that he and Judge W. D.
Oldham would "fix" United States Dis
trict Attorney F. S. Howell? And does
the testimony prove anything?
These questions are worrying the de-.
fense and the prosecution In the case of
the government against Sammons, lieu
tenant colonel In the Nebraska National
Guard, former sheriff of Buffalo county,
who is charged with robbing the Kearney
postofflce of $5,000.
"The friend" referred to Is Captain
Kelso of the national guard, who was on
the Jury panel, but was disqualified.
Judge Morris has ruled out the testi
mony temporarily, but gave notice that
circumstances might later warrant Its ad
mission. Practically all of the afternoon was de
voted to an oratorical battle bet wen the
opposing attorneys as to the ad ml sua
blllty of this evidence. Tha Jury waa sent
out of the court room during the argu
ment.
Two Versions of Story.
Attorney Howell said:
"I want to show that Sammons made art
attempt to stifle Justice by having Can
tain Kelso serve on this Jury; that he
bragged to boys at the Honshaw hotel
that he would see the district attorney
and fix htm so (hat Kelno could be kept
on the Jury."
Attorney Norrts Brown for Sammons
said: "There has been a studied effort
on the part of the district attorney to
leave the Impression that 'fixing was at
tempted." Young Webbert, a former Kearney boy.
said that Sammons told him he and Judge
Oldham, one of Sammons' attorneys, were
"down here to see Mr. Howell and fix U
so that Sammons would have a friend on
the Jury."
Judge Oldham told the court he knew
nothing of the affair and had not known
a man by the name of Kelso was on the
Jury panel. He said he was willing to
take the witness stand and so testify.
"Go on the stand. I'll let you testify.
Go, and we'll take Webbert's testimony,"
said Howell.
Howell srgued that the evidence would
tend to show that Sammona waa "con
scious of guilt," and the opposition sought
to have his evidence excluded.
"This was Idle talk, perhaps, if It wss
said st all,'' declared Mr. Brown.
"The law does not punish for Idle talk
unless It is somewhere put Into execu
tion." argued Attorney H. M. Sinclair for
Sammons.
Criticises rroacrntor.
Mr. Oldhant accused the district at
torney of being too sealous in the fight,
saying ho had "become a hunter of
men." To- this Howell excepted declar
ing he was not responsible for the de
fandant's acts or" utterances.
Judge Morris said:
"Temporarily thla will be ruled out,
but If you will give me that book with
the cases cited I will look them over.
Later I may change my mind."
The prosecution will probably conclude
its case today. Wltneaaea examined by
the prosecution In the afternoon were
Hairy Dlldlne. William Upright and C.
A. Uarts of eKarney.
Dlldln said that he met Sammona some
time before the robbery and Sammons
said he wss "hard up and would do moat
anything for money." Dlldlne said he
(.Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
FREMONT STORES
DESTROYED BY FIRE
Three Business Houses Burned This
Morning1, Entailing Loss of Two
Hundred Thousand.
GUMPERT STORE GOES FIRST
Blase Spreada to Storea of R. P.
Turner at Co. and Hanptman
Thomas Half of Lou Cov
ered by Insnrance.
FREMONT, Neb., Nov. l.-(Special Tel
egram.) The worst fire in the history of
Fremont destroyed a quarter of a block
of buildings in the center of the business
section this morning. The fire was dis
covered In the basement of the Gumpert
department store at Sixth and Main
streets, about 6:46. and spread rapidly
through the entire building, totally de
stroying everything in It. "' ,
The building and stock were owned by
H. Qua Gumpert. His loss on stock will
be around $5,0W, with about $50,000 In
surance. The loss on the building la
$30,000, with $16,750 Insurance. Hauptman
It Thomas, druggists, had their stock
badly damaged by water with a loaa of
about $5,000 substantially covered' by In
surance. R. P. Turner & Co.'a shoe
tore In the next building was damaged
by water and by being removed. Their
loss, which will be around $2,000, la cov
ered by Insurance.
The drug store building was owned by
XV T Prnnln Hl In.. 1- -Kn.il tl IWI kill
is probably covered by Insurance. F. U.
A. Thomas owned the shoe store build
ing;, his loss will be around $1,600, with In
surance to cover it
The second story .of the Isst two build
ings was occupied by George Cookman
as hotel and rooming house. Its contents
are thoroughly soaked. -His loss Is $1,009,
with no- insurant, i Several roomers also
lost their "clothing and personal effects.
The Lyrlo theater, across the alley from'
the Gumpert store, had a close cad, but
mas saved. Fortunately there was no
wind or the entire block to the south
would have been burned. The best was
great enough to crack the windows and
plate glass fronts of the buildings on
the west aide of Main street.
Gumpert. It Is understood, haa already
rented a double store on Fifth street and
will do business there until he can ar
range to rebuild.
INVENTION TO SAYE
THOUSANDS' LIYES
ON BATTLE FIELDS
Preparation of Berne Surgeon and
Aide Will Stop Flow of Blood
Almost Instantly.
GIVEN TO ALL THE ARMIES
In Form of Powder and is Dissolved
in Water Before Being Ap
plied to Wound.
DISCOVERY CALLED C0AGULEN
Means Immense Saving of Human
Beings, as Anybody Can Use It.
THEODORE K0CKER BENEFACTOR
Sciential, Who with aalatant Haa
Made Present of Kind to Wsrrlns
Gallons, Awarded Xobel
' Peace Prise In lOllt.
GEXKVA, Switzerland, Nov. 19 (Via
Paris.) A preparation which. It Is said,
will atop almost iiiNtantly the flow of
blood from a wound, lias been Invented by
Prof. Theodore Kocher of Herno, who
was awarded the Nobel prise for surgery
In 1912. and Ms aatdtitant. Dr. A. Fonce.
The new preparation Is called coagulen.
It is In the form of a powder and Is
dissolved In water before being applied
to a wound. The discoverers of coaaulcn
have made a gift of their Invention to the
armies In the fleid and have sent large
quantities of -the powder to the surgical
headquarters of both the German and
French armies.
The discovery is regarded by medical
men here as likely to save the Uvea of
thousands of soldiers, since it can be ap
plied by untrained hands so that the
wounded man htniHelf or his comrade
might use the solution.
Sale of Rock Island
System is Postponed
NEW YORK, Nov. lP.-The Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacifiavi ailway will not
he sold at public autclon on November 24,
as ordered by the federal district court
The circuit court of appeals reversed this
afternoon the lower court a order by a
decision handed down In the litigation
looking to a foreclosure sale In the suit
brought by the Central Trust company as
trustee.
MILITARY BOARD FAVORS
PROMOTIONS FOR GUARD
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Nov. 19. (Special Tele
gramsPromotions in office will be the
pmatica .if the pacomraendatloa. of -the
military board of the National guard la
put In effect, Inatead of elections, thus
giving every man a chance to work up
to brigadier general. This was the deci
sion arrived at beforeth e board adjourned
Its meeting here yesterday. Heretofore
tha elections have resulted In some offi
cers who were popular with the commie
stoned officers being elected over the
heads of others who outranked them.
The proposed plan will have a tendency,
in the minds of the board, to make offi
cers more efficient.
Iowa to Send Ninety
Nine Cars of Food to
Starving Belgians
NEW YORK. Nov. 18-Th American
committee for the relief of the destitute I
In Belgium, which has headquarters In '
London, announced today the establish-J
ment of an American office at No. 71
Broadway, this city. Linden Bates, vice
chairman, la the American representative,
The purpose of the new office is to re
ceive shipments of foodstuffs from in
land states, but not to make collections
of funds. It will work In co-operation
with the Rockefeller Foundation. The
first ship will sail probably December 1,
and will Include among other things
ninety-nine carloads of ground grsin, con
densed milk and other imperishable foods
that have been contributed by the ninety-
nine counties of Iowa. It will include
also 50,000 bushels of ground wheat which
was collected through the efforts of for
mer Governor Stubbs of Kansas, and also
certain contributions from Minneapolis.
List of Officers' Lasses.
LONDON, Nov. IS A casualty list re
ceived in London today from the British
army headquarters in France, under date
or November 15. contains the names of
nine officers killed, eighteen wounded
and two missing.
French War Office Reports Renewal
of the Artillery Duel in the North
PARIS. Nov. 19.-Tlte French official
announcement given out by the ar of
fice thla afternoon aaya that yeaterday
aaw Increased activity In artillery fire
in the north, particularly between the
sescoaat and the river Lya. There were
no Infantry attacks in this region.
The test of the communication follows:
"On the north yesterday waa marked
by a renewal of activity on tha part of
the enemy's artillery, particularly between
the seacoaat and the Lya river. There
were no Infantry attacks in this region.
"Between the Oiae and the Alsne the
operations In the vicinity of Tracy-Le-Val
had a termination very favorable for
our troops. It will be remembered that
wa took pofsesfclnn of this village several
days ago. The day before yesterday the
Germans endeavored to recapture it
After havb'g captured our firat trenches
thijy succeeded In making their way as
far as the central square of the village.
Here, however, a vigorous counter at
tack delivered by our Algerian contin
gents, drove the enemy back, wrested
from him all tha ground wa bad lost and
lnflictsd on him very heavy losses.
"In ths Argonna we have maintained
our position. Along tha rest of the front
there Is nothing new to report."
EXPERIENCED tire aalesman for
city; one who ran produce the busi
ness. Jive full particulars. Con
fidential. For farther iafermatloa about
tbla opportunity, sas tba Want Ad
eetioa of today's Bee.
The Day's
War News
Violent fighting has been re
sumed within a two-hour motor
ride or the gates of Paris. At
Tracy Le Val. where the main
battle line from the north swings
to the eastward, at the point near
est Paris, a German advance led
to a violent encounter. The Ger
mans attempted to recapture the
town, won by the allies a few days
ago, but according to the French
war office statement today they
were repulsed with heavy losses.
Turkey's explanation of Its act
in firing on the American flag at
Smyrna bag not been submitted,
nor has the Navy department at
Want) in Eton received a detailed
report from Captain Decker of the
cruiser Tennessee, one of whose .
launches was under fire. The
Washington authorities were con
fident, however, that satisfactory
amends would be made by Tur
key and that no complications
would result.
Germany's new attack on the
Russian army In the center of the
eastern battle line stood out con
spicuously today as of rhlcf.im
iii ed late Importance In the Euro
pean war. The sudden assault of
the Germans in Russian Poland,
from which territory they were
described recently as being driven
In disorder, has lent a new as
pect to this campaign, which for
Germany Is no less Important
than the conflict in France and
Belgium.
Refugees from Belgium say
that West Flanders, which vir
tually Is cut off from the rest of
the world, continues to be the
scene of Incessant military opera
tions. They speak of an Inferno
of shot and shell and devastation,
with continuous cannonading and
endless processions of wounded.
The sound of cannonading was
reported off the coast of Sweden,
in the Baltic sea. It was thought
possible that the main Russian
fleet, which recently set out for
Helsingfors, Finland, might have
engaged the Germans.
THE FIGHTING AT DIXMUDE Where one of the
fiercest combats of the present war was waged between
Allies and Germans.
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BURDETTE, NOTED
HUMORIST, IS DEAD
Famous Author Dies at Home in
Pasadena After Illness Last
ing Nearly, Two Tears.
COiiftENCED WRITING AT E0BI A
"People Are, the . Fnnnlest Thlnsrs
This Hide of the 'Grave," Remark
Made by Man Living; by Mak
ing; Persons Lang a, ,
PASADENA. Cal., Nv.-1. Dr. Robert
J. Burdette, preacher, author and humor
ist, died at his home here at i- o'clock
thla afternoon. He had been 111 for the
greater part of two years, end for the
Isst week had been In a state of coma.
Mr. ' Burdette began ' cultivating good
humor obscurely In Peoria, 111., forty
yeara ago, when ha spent part of hla
days at a desk on the Peoria Transcript
"trying to think," as he himself once re
lated, "of pleasant things to tell the folks
when I went home at night." Ills audi
ence of "folks" then was Carrie Garrett,
the Poorla girl he had married a short
time before, while she lay supposedly on
her death bed, but who lived, and, though
an Invalid for life, became Immortalised
by her husband as "Her Little Serene
Happiness.". It was she who encouraged
lilin to sow his humor In wider fields. At
her bedside Burdette became prolific with
fun-making contributions 'to tha Burling
ton (la.) Hawkeye, and through these he
became famous the country over as "The
Burlington Hawkeys Man." '
Wife Bneaarages HI an.
The little Invalid wife encouraged him.
too. to try the lecturefleld.
"Mia kept m at It." said Burdette.
''and In duo time we had a lor tare on our
handsThe Rise and Fall of the Mous
tache.' " Burdette instated on trying the
lecture first in Keokuk "for Keokuk
hated Burlington" and If he succeeded
there he would konw 'that It was good.
(Continued on l'sgu .Two, Column Kour.)
SMYRNA INCIDENT
NOT YETEXPLAINED
Wilson Confers with Daniels and
Lansing at State Department
on the Situation. . .
ko Reason foe any alarm
Inlted Slatra Friendly with Tnrk
lah Government, Carl Ha- for Its
Interests In France and
Great Brltnln. -
WASHINGTON. Nov. 1. - Provident
Wlon ronferred tonight with Hecretary
Daniels of tho Navy department and Act
ing Secretary Ianslng of the State de
partment on the situation produced by
tho firing by Turkish land forces on the
launch of the American' cruiser Tennes
see at 'rafrna, Asia Minor.
The president summoned the two secre
tsrles to lesrn If there had been any
word from Turkey shedding light on the
reasons for the firing, but found that
neither tho cables nor the wireless had
yielded a syllable of information. The
European war has practically paralysed
cable communication ts Asia Minor and
(Continued on Page Two, Column Five.)
Troops Will Be Sent
rt 'wa)
rom' Vera Cruz to
Galveston Camps
GAt.VKKTON. Tes., Nov. 19.'-Army en
gineers today began ths ronitrucllnn .
a 'winter ramn fur Ihnm main
mo fourth brigade which are expected
here from Vera Crua tha latter ir nr
next weik. Tho Kour'.h. Beventh and j
Nineteenth Infantry regiments wlU - go
Into camp at fort Crockett and the i
iwenty-clglitli Infantry alii go to Texas j
The army transport San Marcus toduy
-ailed for Vera Our to assist in the re
turn of the l'lfth brlgrado to Galveston.
RUSSIAN LINE IN
POLAND FORGED
BACK 50 MILES
Unexpected Blow Delivered by Voit
Hinderburg on Ctar't Center is
Feature of the News. 1
GREAT REJOICING IN BERLIN
German Wedee Drives Russian.
Army from Frontier Half Way
Back to Warsaw.
LITTLE CHANGE IN THE WEST?
Germans Are Holding Their FosN
tions in Belgium and France
Despite Attacks.
ALLIED WARSHIPS OFF COAST
Thev Continue to Drop Shells In
land as Opportunity Offers. "
FUNERAL . OF LORD ROBERTS
Body of Great Soldier Laid to It est
la St. Paal's Beside. Wellington,
Kelson and Other Mili
tary Leaders. I
LONDON', Nov. 19. The unex
parted blow delivered on tha Russian
center by General von Hlndenburg,
with the Herman army which had
retreated from before Warsaw, was
the. predominant feature ot the news
reaching London today from the east
em arena of the war.
No change of importance has been
recorded for some days past in tha
western arena, which Flanders Is still
the scene of heavy fighting. In spits
of adverse weather conditions and
flooded trenches, the Germans ap
pear to be holding their positions
from which, at intervals, they launch
attacks for which the territory from
the Belgian coast to Arras has be
couie famous.
The allied warships are still oft
the coast, hurling shells inland when
opportunity offers. The' Belgian
army remains in the region where
the floods have been ths worst, and
soqis dispatches say that In certain
places they hava been fighting front
small. Boats.
Having for ths time being thrown baric
the Russian advance toward the German
frontier of Postn, General Von Hlndou
burg ts the hero of the hour In Berlin.
ThsfSfS much criticism in Berlin of th j
Qerniait retreat from Warsaw, but It th
present marked reversal of form proves
permanent the German oenter doubtless
will' retrieve Ita reputation Just as th
allies retrieved . themselves almost at tho
gates of Paris. The German wedge from
Poeen would appear to have driven tha
Russian renter mora than fifty mile
back from the frontier, so that ths lino
Is now shout midway between German
territory and Warsaw. liUsewhere along
ths Brest eastern front the Russians,
where they are not progressing, seem t
be holding their own.
Knglsnd, and especially London, turned
Little Human Interest Stories of
the Big World War Now Raging
, "(irj-innn Atroeltles" Barred.
NEW YORK, Nov. 19. Supreme , court
Just Ice. Vernon M. Oavia. vacated' an .In
junction restraining George IL. Bell, com
missioner of. city licenses, from prohibit
ing the display of a "war" film supposed
to show. German i atrocities.. , Mr.. Uoll
ordered the pictures taken off at a local
theater after he learned that the National
Board of Censorship had condepined It
on the ground that the- film violated the
principle of neutrality. The picture had
been suppressed In Boston, providence,
Milwaukee, Kansas City and Dallas.
Belgians Are Ueasars.
I .ON DON, Nov. W. Cardinal . Francois
Joseph Mercler, primate of Belgium, ap
peals through the American commission
for relief In Belgium, for assistance for
hla starving pari ah loners at Mallnea and
the surrounding neighborhood. In Ma
llnes lZ.OOu mouths sre to be fed dally.
The Belgian prelate says; "Children come
to ths German soldiers and tear bread
from their hands. Every stranger who
comes to the city or goes Into the coun
try is surrounded by a great number of
women and children begging him for
something to eat."
Don't Us ta K arose.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Nov. l.-Another
warning to American citizens sgalnat un
necessary visits to countries involved
In-war was Isitued by, .t lie. State depart
ment today with a particular, caution to
naturalised citisens.
Motor Truck of Mall.
HAVRE, Krancr,. Nov. IV. (Via Paris.)
A large motor truck was required to for
ward to King Albert, at his quarters in
Flanders, the , mall received here for the
king on the occ asion of his . fete. No
class of society forgot the .Belgian ruler
on his saint's day, which corresponds to
a birthday, in Protestant countries.
Abuse of Prisoners.
WASHINGTON. D. C. Nov. l.The
German embassy here issued th. n.
Ing statement:. "Japan, up to the present
nas ireatea us prisoners excellently. Ac
cording to reliable prlvste news from
Hong Kong, however, the German prison
ers there complain bitterly. They are
publicly forced to clean streets and sew.
ers."
Baasal, try jmpm.
PEKING, Nov. 19.-Tslng-Taa wss no
longer defensible when the Germans sur
rendered It to tha Japanese, according to
a correspondent of the Associated Press
who wss In Tslng-Tau throughout the
siege and who arrived hers tonight
Where ths Japanese broke th
crossed over tha dead un.t ..
vu.muu,
shouting "Banzai." almost simultaneously
wua me nouung or th white flag.
J
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Postmaster Worries
Self to Death Over
Supposed Shortage
BCAMMON. Kan., Nov. 18. Last winter
Thomas B. Evans, late postmaster of
HcsSjnmon, fotilJk that his books showed
him Indebted to the government for
nearly 11,001). Avorry over the discovery
made hltn lU nd ts said to have caused
his death. . le blamed himself for tho
discrepancy' in his books, not being an
accountant.
Evans, saying nothing to hla family,
began making up the shortage, and at
the time of hla death had nearly dona so.
He died believing he owed ths govern
ment money.
Auditors of the postofflce department,
checking through books, discovered an
error and found that Evans did not owe
the government anything. Mrs. Evans
today received a check for S930.S1 front
the department, the amount Evans mado
sacrifices to psy.
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