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E- Omaha Sunday Bee TART COT. NEWS-SECTION PAGES ONE TO TEN THE WEATIfiJR. Fair VOL. XL1V ls'0. OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 24, 1915. FIVK S1XTI0NSTIIIHTY-SIX PAOJKS. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. SUTTON RESIGNS PLAGE AS JUDGE ON OMAHA BENCH Governor Accept! Withdrawal Douglas County Judicial Of ficer After Long Confer ence with Him. of BEARS ON SUPREME JUDGESHIP Morehead Refuses to Say Whether He It Being Considered for High Bench. SEARLE -MAY BE SUCCESSOR (From a Staff Correspondent) LINCOLN, Jan. 23. (Special Telegram.) Governor Morehead has another Judicial appointment to make. District Judge But tun of th' Douglas county district court calling on the executive this afternoon and presenting his resignation, which was accepted. St.... 1 1. . i Utl (ha 1 1 1 H trm tW mtnrv has been started that he might be ap pointed to the vacant chief justiceship of the supreme court. When asked about It tills evening Governor Morehead would neither deny or affirm, but simply said nothing would be done until Monday. Denies Wants Coinmlasloiiershlp. The rumor that Judge Sutton was likely to be a candidate for city commissioner In Omaha was emphatically denied by him. The supremo Justiceship is by law now a nonpartisan office, though a democrat lc governor has been considering democrats for the place so far. It is understood. Judge Sutton was elected to offioe on the Douglas county district bench as a re publican. The nonpartisan Judiciary act lias since become a law. One rumor is that Judge Sutton's resignation was to be conditioned on the choice of a suc cessor satisfactory to him and that 8. A. Bearle was hla preference. Two Refusals. The refusal of Judge Sullivan of Omaha to accept the appointment was consider able of a disappointment to Governor Morehead and the refusal of Dean Heat ings of the University of Nebraska to consider anything of the kind places an other appointee out of the running. Judge . . i a Vo -.ttmA Via nlnrA but when the story started that he might j be offered the place he promptly sat down on the proposition by giving It an em phatic public refusal. Among those mentioned for supreme Judge are: W. V. Allen of Madison, Fran cis Brogan of Omaha, Good of Lincoln, A. M. Morrissey, present deputy attorney general; Arthur Mullen of Omaha, J. J. Thomas of Seward, W. H. Thompson of Grand Island and several others. . Mr. Morrissey waa formerly ths gov ernor's prlvaU secretary and Is supposed to be hla personal cholc for the plac. on the supreme bench. " ' " " Arkansas Labor Leader Accused of Threatening Solon LITTLE ROCK, Ark... Jan. . Charges that F. C. Mlkel, president of the State Federation of Labor made threats agali 0 their political ambitions because of their stand lu the state legislature to repeal the "mine run" bill In Johnson and Logan counties, were made today by Represen tatives Josephs and Dlpboye on the floor of the house. Josephs declared that Mikel approached him today and made threats to "get his political scalp." Johnson and Logan counties are near Frairlo Creek, the scene of the . recent mine riots. Dacia Will Not Sail Today; Weather Bad UALVKSTON. Tex., Jan. .23. The American steamer Dacia, which cleared yesterday for Rotterdam with 11,000 bales o cotton will not sail today, It waa an nounced this afternoon because of stormy weather. MORTGAGE BANKERS DO , NOT LIKE PROPOSED LAW CHICAGO. Jan. 33.-Rural credit bills pending In congress were discussed to day by members of the board of gov ernors Farm Mortgage association. In session here. H. M. Hanson, Chicago, secretary of the association, said the proposed legisla tion, which alms to fix a uniform of in terest on farm mortgages In all states, would make necessary changes In the mortgage banking business. He declared that the bankers were not opposed to the legislation and pointed out that Investors, borrowers and bankers were three distinct groups whose Inter ests should be considered In the enact ment of new legislation. The Weather Temperatures In Omaha Yesterday. u..i i Hours. uev. l, 5 a. in -1 Jb I a. in 5 7 a. m 8 a. in 9 a. in 10 a. ni 11 a. in 12 iu 1 p. m. ...... 2 1. m 3 p. m I p. in 5 p. in P. m . 7 . 7 . . . u 1 . X . 6 . 4 3 i P. m 1 Comparative Local Record. Z96. mi. 1913. mz. Highest yesterday.. ) M 4 lowest yesterday 7 2'1 L'4 1M Mean temperature 1 31 : 24 Precipitation 00 T .00 .in Temperature and precipitation depar tures from the normal: .Normal UjiniH-ralure 10 l Ii. ljruy tor the day l Tlsl excess sinre Mi ll 1 '. ($70 N. final piecipitation 01 Inch I idem y for in ly flinch Total ruinfall Hincc Alunli 1. . ?7.UU inches 1 h I ii iwncy unce Man I) 1 2.73 inches I 'i tlrit ncy for t or. (eilu.l, lull. u..V im lios i -i iciency for or. period. 1'.H2. 4.11 Inches T indicates trace of precipitation. Indicates leiow sero. U A. WEUiH. Local forecaster. i . Andrew Carnegie Gives the Reasons Why He is Sure This Will Be the Last Great By ANDREW CARNEGIE. I N these times, when half of our fair blackened by the fire and smoke shell, when men are at each other's tb" .-,-' civilization n progress nas suiieir ous setback of centuries, I am asked Ivv10 . : " possible prospect for lasting peace. ,. , . To this I answer an emphatic "Yes. And also, I am asked if in the face of the sensa tional and fearsome statements of so-called military and naval "experts" concerning our unpreparedness I can give assurance that our own mnlry may not at any minute be plunged Into a disastrous war. To this I also answer "Yes." It is my firm belief and opinion that never at an time in the history of the world did the future hold but such definite promise of permanent peace as It does now. The present war is so appalling and shocking that it in itself is probably doing more to put an end to war han any peace propaganda could have accom plished in half a century. The longer that this war continues and the more terrible its results, the stronger the argument for permanent world peace. War Will Exhaust Six Nations, and Probably a Seventh. When this war is over six of the world's nations will be exhausted. A seventh I refer to Japan hag not suffered to any vast extent as yet, but its future position in it may be as dangerous as the others. 1 believe that the nTx frightful months of this war, which we are told may last for three years or longer, has already so impressed the whole world, Including (hose nations which are embroiled, that no similar catastrophe can ever be permitted, and that some all powerful plan must be devised to prevent a situation arising like the one that plunged Europe into Ha present disgraceful conflict. The future shows me a court of the world created by the civilized nations, with one army and one navy pledged to keep the peace and enforce the rules laid down by the arbiters of these nations. Car of Russia to Be Recalled as Peace Head t I see also in the future an overwhelming demand for the recalling of The Hague conference by its pioneer who called i'a f'rst two conferences. The man to whom I refer is the czar of Russia. seems-to me, is a fit answer to the alarmists who. per sist in holding up before, the affrighted eyes of the ignorant the Japanese-United States war bogey. A war between the United States and Japan is most improbable. There are many reasons why this is so, but it is only necessary to point to two of them to convince the credulous that this supposed' danger has never existed. . First, neither Japan nor the United States deBlres to expand by acquiring territories,, as tbey have too much good sense. Second,-Japan is BAYONET BATTLES FODGHT JN ALSACE French Official Report Tells of In fantry Engagements on 'South End of Line. , SLIGHT GAINS IN BELGIUM PARIS, Jan. 23. The continuance of severe Infantry engagements In Alsace, but with no decisive outcome as yet, to gether, with the customary artillery ex changes, and a minor fight near St. Hubert, which has not yet come to an end, are the outstanding features of the ; report on the progress of the fighting given out by the French war office this sfterWn. The French claim a slight ad vance (100 yards) In Belgium and they destroyed bridges over the Me use near 8t. Mihlel. The report "says: "The activity yesterday of our infan try along the entire front was devoted to the repairing done, to our earthworks by the bad weather of the last few days. "In the region or Lonrbaertsyde we progressed for a distance of 100 yards. "In the sectors of Tpres, Arras, Albert, Hoys and Solssons there were yesterday artillery exchanges, hj the course of which we at several points gulned ad vantage. Berry-Au-Bao was violently bombarded by the Germans. "To the northwest of Beausejour the enemy delivered an attack, which was repulsed In the Argonne we administered a com- (Continued on Page Two. Column Six.) Prize for the First Invader of England LONDON, Jan. 23. Under the heading, "We Have Only One Enemy," the Ham burg Nachrlchten. according to the Reif ter correspondent at Amsterdam, says: "A striking proof of this phase to to be found in the new prises which the official Relcha Anzelger announces have been set aside for special military achievements. Three of the four prises are afmed against England and consist of sums of money varying in value from 1126 to 625. "These amounts will be awarded to ths first soldier who steps upon th soil of Great Britain as combatant; th crew of an airship which before December 31, l!)lu, accomplishes the first flight to the English cos at and drops a bomb on Eng lish territory and the aviator who drops the first bomb on Dover." ILLINOIS STEEL WORKS WILL RUN FULL TIME MILWAUKEE. Wis., Janr 23.-The Illi nois Steel company's mills, branch of th United States Steel corporation, will bo runn'ng practically at capacity next week, when l.OtiO additional men will be put on, according to an official of the company in Bayvlew. The plant has run for the first time for three consecutive weeks ulnuo the slump in October. Prospects are now that the plant will continue to run. Indefinitely at or near to capacity, the official aald. I "The Future Shows Mc a world is being ot shot and ... ,i i . ,ijoW This, also, it Mr. and Mrs. in ,no financial 1 the OUtWeair Ol Bluffs Legislator - -Has Bills to .Change,;. Iowa Primary Statute DES MOINES. Jan. M.-wepta changes In the primary, election law ( the plan of selecting presidential electors and the method of easting balls are' proposed In three bills which will be Introduced in the senate Monday by Kimball of Council Bluffs. The primary bill not' be offered as an attack on the present law. but to current some .of the evils which the senator asserts now exist la tho measure. Under the terms of the bill, the primary law will be used for the selection of only candidates who are well known to the people. Those -candidates who are not so well known to the voters will be selected In the conventions. . The governor and lieutenant governor will be chosen at. the. primary If the bill Is adapted, but all other state officers, Including secretary of state,' treasurer. atorney general . and railroad convnls. stoners will be nominated in the state convention. Kepreesntatlves In congress, Ulfed States senators and district officer, Including senators from mors than. on county will be nominated at the primary- Kills Wife, Injures Two More Persons, Commits Suicide Charles F. Davis, a negro, yesterday afternoon shot and killed .hla wife, fa tally wounded his 18-year-old son, shot a roomer, who will probably ale, and then committed suicide at his homo at 1210 Seventh avenue, Council Bluffs. The man ran amuck, apparently as th result of an attack of Insanity.. His wife ran out In th street, where she was shot. Davis had been at one time con fined In an asylum because ot defective mentality, but bad been discharged. Johnson Ohjects , i to Change in'Ariti-1 Alien Land 'Law SACRAMENTO. CaL, Jan. S3, Governor Hiram W. Johnson went on record today as ' opposed to any amendment to the antl-allen land act passed by tho 11)13 legislature. H Indicated that if the Fhartel bill. Introduced In the assembly I yesterday, eluninating the three-year leasing -clause, passed the legislature , ft would be vetoed. The National Capital Saturday, Jaaeary S3, 11 S. Tho Senate. Not til session; innets Monday. Democrats tpent the day In caucus on II. e ship Mil. The House. Met Ht 11 a. m. Debate was continued on th .agricul tural appropriation LUi. wona ireatea oy tne iivuizea Nations, with One Army and One Navy Pledged to Enforce the Rules Laid Down by these Arbiters." , f) S '"-v ft rC;V j A . : ! Andrew Carnegie on return from Europe after tne War. CHARGES WILSON IS .TRYING TO 8U1LD OP PERSONALHACHINE Mann Asserts President Seeking to Secure Eenomination Through Steam Boiler Methods. PLATFORM PLEDGES BROKEN Minority Leader Wonders if One Term Plank Will Be Disre garded as Others Have Been. ' WONT LISTEN TO DEMOCRATS WASHINGTON. Jan. ' "A-Presldent Wilson was charged with . seeking to build up 'a personal machine to secure renomlnatlon and also with violation of ths platform pledges of his party by Representative Mann, minority kader, in an address today In the bouse.. "I notice on ecery side." said Mr. Mann, "that the-dlatlngulshed gentleman, who now is president of the United States. Is building up a personal machine, as far as he con,- to secure his renonilnation. "With such eminent officeholders as Judge Folk and Mrv Davlss (commissioner of corporations and mentioned for the fed eral trad commission), in prominent po sitions, mainly engaged in trying to build up a personal organization for th nresl- ;dent; with the preaidont quarreling with i tho Joint apponting power at th other end of the capltol, and constantly recus ing to listen to advice from democratic members of this house, unless they agree to do what he wants, I ask you, geute men, whether you think he Is following th pledge of the .democratle convention in respect to tho prinolpl of on term. "He has it within his power to keep one plank of the platfoira safely at toast. Will he do it? He has repudiated p ths other plank: You . have refused to carr out .the other plank. . Will the president, 'having accepted an election and a nomi nation on the principle of. one-term, keep von one plank In the democratic plat form r " ' 1 : Mr. - Mann said he 'called attention to the. Baltimore platform "In good humor, bees use It is almost an offense in this hods nowadays to refer to) the last democratic platform." ' Zeppelin Founders in the North Sea Off Coast of Holland LONDON. Jan. -: P. M ) Fisher men arriving at Nooidwljk today assert, according to a despatch to th Exchange Telegram ' company from Loydsn, that they saw -an airship founder in the North sea on Friday night. The fishermen, th-; raesaage adds were unable to assist th aircraft. The description of the vessel given ty the men lolcates that it was a Zeppelin. Is'oordwljk is watering place ot the Netherlands, seven miles northweit of Lcydea, Court of outbreak was, and suggested such a that meeting Sir ence so well that of this. Is reported Movement Started : To Preserve Works . : Of Art in War Zone ROME, Jan. 23. A group of well known Italians has addressed a letter to Secre tary of State Bryan conveying an appeal that the United States take som action to the end that the monumens of ar In he belllgeren countlres be preserved from ruin. I is the expectation of those who are launching this movement that It will find support in other neutral states, par ticularly Switzerland aqd Spain. The letter is signed by Eleanor Duso, th actress ; Ougliolnio Ktrrero, the his torian; Bestojfl, the Sculptor; Arlstlde Sartorio, the painter, and Glacomo Bunl the archaeloglst. It says in part: "The are , treasurers in these coun tries must be considered as part of the patrimony of , the civilised world, and not as the particular property or any country. If all great artists and Infhien tltil 'people ' throughout the world will join in this movement, much may be don to .preserve .these art - treasurers which otherwise will suffer Irreparable loss. W look towards th United States as' the nation which today better than any other can undertake this task and see it -through to a ueeoanful aocom llahment.", . I The letter In conclusion asks Mr. Bryan to call the attention of President Wllion to the matter. Automobiles Eltj dig Part in Deciding the Battle of Soissons BERLIN, Jan. . (Via London The automobile played an important role In deciding the battle of Solssons. It Is new learned that reinforcements, brought up by a column of more than 200 automo biles on the night of January S and thrown in on the German left flank at Vregny, turned th scale when the Ger mans were making their counter strode end enabled them to sweep the French from the plateau.- .Hitherto . automobiles have been used little by th Hermans In this campaign, except for the transportation of riflemen attached to cavalry divisions, owing to the, length of time required for loading in motor cars large bodies of troops, which, to a great' extent, neutralises the extra speed In the actual movements. On this occasion the troops were drawn up four abreant In a column along the road. As each automobile arrived men clam bered in quickly and without confusion. ALLEGED BLACK HAND LETTER WRITER RELEASED KEMMKUKR, Wyo.. Jan. S.-(8pecial.) Joseph Steppe of Susy, who was ar rested on suspicion that be had sent "Black Hand" letter demanding $10,000 from Joseph Carollo of Dlamondvtlle, has been discharged from custody, the evi dence nKuloKt lilin being Insufficient to Jiikrtfy prosecution. ThomoA "rsne. charged with writing to Isabelle Burns letters similar to those sent to Carollo, but demanding only 16,000, ! has been held to th district court. In I default of ball h will remain la JalL War condition to take on a war of the magnitude that would ensue. Its people do not want it; our people era averse to It, therefore any dispute that may arise at the present time will be easily settled by the diplo mats of both countries. With the establishment of the court of the world this bogey will vanish into thin air forever. In "InexproKHibly Shocked" at Greatest of World Wars, I have been asked if I will take an active part in the establishment of this court ot the world? My answer to this Is that I am always ready to be one of those who will urge the formation of th's solution. I admit that this war has proved rnishingly discouraging. In fact, 'discouraging" Is not a strong enough word to express my feelings. I am horrified, and Inexpressibly shocked and grieved. I do not agree with some, however, that this war la the result of a premeditated plan formulated years ago. I do not believe that during The Hague confer ences any of the nations now involved in the war had any idea of the precipice upon which they stood. It all happened "In the twinkling ot an eye." I think It probable that Qermauy confidently ex pected Russia to side with Austria when the trouble with Servla arose, and that it was astounded when Russia refused. I do not mean by that that I blame Russia for the war. As a matter of fact, Russia was one of the last to engage in the conflict and only be gan its war preparations when it became convinced that its Interests were at stake. The sane method of preventing the war should, of course, have been for one'of the powers to Insist ou arbitration. It is one of the blackest crimes again our civilisation that the primary trouble that caused the war was not settled In this way. The most serious Incident of thope that led to th still Is, to my mind, the rejection of Sir Edward Grey's suggestion for a conference of the powers. Had Germany not refused this I believo there would not have been any war. . This was the chief crime or error. Two years before Sir Edward conference to the Balkan powers. At Edward Grey managed the confer he received the hearty thanks ot those who sat with him. He prevented war between the leading powers. Treaty Violation One of (ire text Crimes In Hlistory. Germany's recent refusal to enter into this pro posed peace conference discouraged the other nations from attempting any further proposals long theio lines. This crime, for criminal It was to refuse to con fer with other nations when invited to labor for the prevention of war, was shortly followed by another, one of the greatest in hretory. I speak of the violation of the Belgian treaty. rl have seen It stated that Germany, In explanation to have said that Franca was raadje. (Continued on Pags Five, Column Three.) TEUTONS HAYE NEW PLAN OF CAMPAIGN Petrograd Believes Next Effort 1 Will Be to Drive Runs from Bukowina and Hungary. LULL IN VICINITY OF WARSAW FETUOGRAD, Jan. .-Vla tandon) It has become apparent to th Russian general staff that the Germans have al tered materially their plan of campaign on he Russian frontier with a view to attempting to oust the armies of General Ivanoff from Bukowina, northern Hun gary, and Kaatern Oallcla. In conse quence It Is believed that the most severe fighting of the next few weeks la likely to occur In the soutn rather In Central Poland, along the Warsaw front. The new German plan Is thought to have been elaborated at a recent meeting of Austrian and German staff officers at Brenlau. Russian military official say that the Austrlans have failed in their allotted task of stemming the Russian In vasion and that th Germans hava awak ened to the seriousness of the situation and consequently have adopted th new plan., The change I regarded as largely responsible for the prolonged lull about Warsaw, where military operations are much less aggressive. Military Takes Railroad. During the last month Russian military authorities have been receiving Informa tion that all the railroad lines leading from Prussian Silesia through Hungary to the Roumanian frontier and Bukowina have been closed to nonmllitary traffic, while hundreds of trains loaded with troops and munitions have been forwarded from Germany. It has been noted more over that during this time no reinforce ments have arrived at the fields of ac tion on either aldo of the lower Vistula, while th Austrlans seemingly are at tempting merely to hold and fortify their positions along the Dunajec. Russian staff officers state that when this war began the Germans wer con fident that the Russians would direct all their efforts toward the western frontier and that consequently Bukowina and th Carpathian passes were left insufficiently defended. The Russians profited from this situation. Anarchy, Panic and Disorder Eeign in City of Mexico WASHINGTON, Jan. M. - Anarchy, panic and disorder ar said to reign in Mexico City by - dispatches from Vera Crus today to th Carransa agency her. Rafael Zubaran, ,Carranxa minister -of th Interior, charges many women in th capital are near death from their treat ment at the bands of Villa troop. - Eu lailo 1-lguerra. on of the brothers of that name, la reported to have abandoned V1IU and applied for adiiilusion to the Carransa ranks. General tlregun denies that I'uebla bus been attacked. Offi cial dispatches to, the Ktato department yesterday said Zapata troops wer four mile away Thursday. - . AERIAL ACTIVITY THE FEATURE OF DAY'S WAR NEWS German Fleet Drops Many Bombs on City of Dunkirk and Brit ish Aeroplanes Bombard Docks at Brug-es. GERMANS MASS AT LA BASSEE Indications Teutons Will Try to Pierce Allies' Line in North ern France and Flanders. MUTINY IN TURKISH ARMY The Day's War News TWO STK A M K.RS flyl" Assess Ira flaar sooa will be at osmsbi bonnd fnr Herman? and rack asvll ln wltb la avowed purpose of tratla the riant of the British Kovernmeat to Interfere, rerala conditions, with America hipping;. REPORTS from the east eeswt ( Rnatand that tiermaa Eeppellaa aaaln were flying- over Norfolk headed In a southerly direction nod a, note of alarm rsva throaah the country. Hurried Investiga tion, hovrevee, b rough so con firmation and the reports see at to hare been unfounded. KKIIMAN airmen threw fft-htr bomba on Dunkirk rrsaes, t persons were killed aa4 sixteen wounded. A Eeppelln vena re ported over the British ehannel yesterday and Ostenal Is or edited with seelnsx one th la mornlnax. A (OMPLKTE CHANGES In the east ern campaign, such as would mark a new period of th war, la espeeted by of fleers of tho Rua alan general staff. They any that the Oernian and Austrian military rulef have abandoned acaTeoalve Movements naalnst Warsaw pad are eoarrnt ratios; troops la Hun cary to repel the Russian Invad ers In Bukowtnn, eastern Oallrla and northern Hungary, LONDON, Jan. 23. -Although tho reports of a Zeppelin raid on England last nlgbt ar tblg morning Been to be false, there bag been a striking renewal of aerial activity on tbe continent. The Germans hava raided Dunkirk In force, and British airmen launcnea an attack unan Bruges. - - The German raid on Dunkirk: re sulted in considerable loss of life and damage to property. One account says ten aeroplanes took part In it, Brit ish aeroplanes assumed the defensive and succeeded In bringing down one of the visitors. This method of de- fense is regarded by English experts as more likely to prove effective than tbe anti-aircraft guns with which the defenses of Dunkirk bristle. It is be lieved here that the British raid on Brugas will be followed up by other attacks, as the Bruges docks are. the bead of the Zebruge ship canal system which the Germans are using for transportation of men, munitions and even heavy artillery. German Mas Kiar La Basse. Air raids ar not th only indication ot activity in th western arena of th war. ' Th Oarmans are massing troops in tho neighborhood of LaBasse evidently in preparation for a new struggle between ' Tpres and Court raJ, and th alllt ar further strengthening their forces all MM nui wwtu - ruws ana In danders. For th past St hours It has been glv and take, each . aide admitting minor reverse offset by minor successes. t -ine tenseness or in situation Between Greece and Turkey , has been further: relieved by th release on th part of. tho ' Ports of a Greek officer, who for soine -tlm has been imprisoned at Constan tlnnrjl. Ruului uunvu . of th suppression of a serious mutiny in -the Turkish army accomplished by tho execution of seventeen prominent Turkish officers. The only nsw development on the Rus slan front Is th advance from LsJta Skctnpe through the forests towards (Continued ou Page Ive, Column Two.) Free Coupon Good for 25 cts. or 50 cts. By special arrangement with tbe management for the bene fit of Bee readers. Observe strictly the conditions and limi tations stipulated in the coupon. This Bee Coupon ' ' Entitles Bearer to one 25c or 50c Seat Vor the performance of "COUNSEL FOR THE DEFENSE" At the Boyd Theater, Monday evening, Jan. 2.V. Present at Box Office any time prior to performance and get a tree admlubton ticket In addition to the ticket you buy at the regular price. You must have a Bee coupon for each ex tra ticket you auk for.