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Omaha Daily Bee Advertising is the pendu. ..am Mat keeps buying and selling in motion. THE WEATHER. Fair v f z VOL. XLV NO. 141. OMAHA, TUKSDAt MORNING, t NOVEMHElt 30, 11U5-TWKLVK PA (IKS. Treiaa. at Hotel If swt Steads, eta M SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. I HE 4 . i T f I- TURKS DRIYE BACK THE BRITISH ARMY IN MESOPOTAMIA Erglisli Compelled to Give Up Posi tion! Near Bagdad and to Re tire Farther Down the Tigris Valley. NDON ADMITS THE RETREAT Constantinople Report Asserts Over One Thousand Corpses of Foe Counted. FLIGHT 18 MADE HASTILY mm, AMSTERDAM (lVa London), Nov. 29. A victory over the British in the Meopotamian campaign la re ported by the Turkish war office in an official statement received today from Constantinople. The British, it Is declared were driven out of Turk ish positions which they had pene trated and suffered heavy losses. Obliged to Iletreat. The statement says: "On the Irak front on November 25 by strong attacks latslng until evening we ejected the enemy from points In our ad . vancej position whloh they had pene trated. "The enemy was obliged to retreat hastily, leaving behind a great number of wounded dead men and animals, to '.ffcether with war material of all kinds. jfiWe counted more than 1,000 corpses and vaptured three machine guns, one flag . and arms and projectiles. "A portion of our fleet sank In the ; northeastern Black Sea four Russian - ''. sailing vessels and forced Russian oil vessels to run ashore." ' 1 i IlrltUh Withdraw. LONDON, Nov. 29. Major General Townshend, importing on the British cam paign in Mesopotamia, sends word that fter having successfully removed his uncled and prisoners fater the battle '. f CtesiDhon. he has withdrawn to a posi- tion lower down the Tigris river, the an- ficlal statement Issued today at the head proach of Turkish reinforcements being quarters of the general s'.aff. The text of reported. This announcement was maAe tho communication follows: i In an official statement tonight, which j "In tho mountainous sone of the theater V"eads: i of operations, tlie very rigorous tempera- , "The enemy's strength at the battle of iure nas not lessened the activity of our I Ctesiphon Is estimated at four divisions. ! troops. Along this front the action of our j One of theso is stated by prisoners to j Hrtlllery continues. In the Fellxon valloy .have been practically wiped out This is of tensive Is develooimr reeuUrlv. confirmed by .our own observations, but the approach of Turkish reinforcements as reported. "Genocal Townshend, having success fully completed the removal of h's wounded and prisoners, has withdrawn his force to a position lower down thai liver. Orient is Refused Permit, ta. Make Bk Stock Issue Tor-KKV Kan Nov " "9 -Ueorganiza- tlo7of the "Kansa; CMy, Mexico Orient Jlallway company, based upon the isau- onco of $71,000,000 worth of securities vf ll rot be permitted by tho Kansas Putl c Vtllltlea commission, it was announced today. Tho road will be allowed, how- ever, to file a supplemental petlticn pend- Ing which the commission will hold a foimal order on the original application ci-miniBHion mat uie ruM'rtn; i J iirilnnilv alllsihlA in tt'U .... J ! lart the approval or mo issuance or me feecuritlera asked. Even when proposel irnprovemrnta are completed the tolal in vt ttment of the roa4 will aproximate only $.'8,000,000, he ald. Quarter of Million ' Pounds of Wool Sold DOUGLAS. XVyo.. Nov. 29. (Special.) A quarter of a million pounds of 1915 wool, v.hlch has been atored here awaiting an Improvement in market conditions, haa e f2 1 eon Bold to the Chicago, little. Fur and Vool house for a price not announced, ut aald to be close 'to 25 cents a pound. 'I he deal involves 80,000 pounds owned by John Morton, 65,000 pounds owned by the Tool Live Stock ( rompanv and 110,000 j oundu owned by the Morton tc Jenne t hfpp company. About 3fi0.000 pounds' of H15 wool remain In storage here. The Weather Forecast till 7 p. m. Tuesiay! r Omaha, Council Blurrs anil vioiniiy -i'alr: wanner. Hours. te- 6 a. lit zS 6 a. m II 7 a. m 21 8 a. m 21 9 a. m 22 10 a. m t....:3 11 a. in 2 J2 m 2!t 1 p. m M 2 p. in 32 S p. ni 3:1 4 p. in 3J 0 p. in 31 H p. m Ill 7 p. in 3) t P. in. 2) Lui'itl lircorti. Comparative litlS. 114. 1913. i',3 il 0 2) 39 i 2.i 43 4S .00 .01 .Si 1912. 61 ii 40 .w Highest yesterday., IOvent yes erday... tan temperature.. 2Tecipltation Temperature and precipitation depart ures fioin tue normal Normal temperature 32 iHflcleicy for the day T.ital deticiency since Marchl Ill r.ornu.1 p. ecipiiaa.-ii 02 Inch I"ellcienov for the day 02 inch Precipitation since March 1 26.74 Inches I'efidency since March 1 1. to Inches L-. flci ncy ior cor. e iod, 'iil4.. S u I iches l-Hlclnuy for cor. period, 19.3.. 7.3i Inches fta I n nd Slate fem'i. Huh. Rtln. of Weath -r. Clieyenne clear B senport ir I p. m. .... 22 4i 24 31 32 .... 31 i e t is. I. 44 .0) 24 .0 f2 .00 25 .10 4li .0 4i . 40 .00 : 3 .00' 3 .00 :-4 .00 40 .00 41 .0 30 .00 32 .00 36 .Oj jwnver. ciear Lra Molne, clear flioi ge City, clear I-.nder. cloud 'nh I latte, clear fVomas, clear l-i.eblo. cle ,r ..30 ..40 ...H4 ..2H lUiid City, clopdy t.lt it-e i it v, ciouay. h.-ii ta re, clear thrndan, cloudy M ux City, clear Valentine, clenr 2i 1 A. WKLfcil. Locai Forecaster. WILLIAM NOBLE ON FORD MISSION Son of G. W. Noble of Omaha Chosen by Chancellor Avery to Go v to Europe. 1 GOVERNOR DECLINES TO GO (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Nov. 29. (Special Tel egram.) William F. Noble of Omaha, the son of O. W. Noble, was chosen by Chancellor Samuel Avery tc? r'epresent the University of Ne braska as a member of the party which Henry Ford is taking to Europe on a peace mission. The chancellor today received a telegram from Mr. Ford, inviting the Ilusker institution to be one of the fifteen big state universities to send representatives with the party. He made the selection immediately, Mr. Ford specifying that the choice should be made on the same basis as the Rhodes scholarship. Noble Is a senior in the University . of Nebraska and has, established a remark able scholarship record. He was also prominent In all student activities as a members of Innocents, Phi Kappa Pal fraternity and a number of other organi zations. He will leave at once for New York City. Following the receipt of a second In vitation from Mr. Ford to Join his party, Governor Morehead today announced that he would decline. He will give his rea sons In g. public statement tomorrow. Italians Report Further Progress On Carso Plateau ROME, Nov. 2S. (Via Paris. Nov. 29.) Further progress has been mado by Italians northwept of Gorisla, near Os- 'ava, on the carso plateau, says ine 01- During an attack on Mrzli, on the 26th, we captured a machine gun from the enemy. - j "On the heights northwest of Gorizla, our attacks continued successfully. After i taking by st6rm Htrong trenches of. the I enemy east of hill No. va, we made J prisoner 11 .iuen three of wbom were ' officers. . ) "In the ne'ghborhood of Oelavla, after a , severe stniggle, we conquered a slope 6f I the mountain to the northwest. It waa! ' 1 . . V. 1 1 . 1 . . . i I ion m siuuuuiiiiy ueit iiuBu ay ine enemy, wno our hands, act prisoners, four of whom were officers. In the Monte San I M,chele "ector, our troops repulsed the attacks .nfilctlng upon him oa-e- and Uklng additional prl one. including two officers, "On tho remainder of the front, namely "n the Carso plateau, our advance has made still further progress." . j KarnTl (lO LfiOTin fl in I" Smiles as He Sees - Message on Peace Karon Louis de Leopold of Paris is of Karon Louis de Lepolld of Tarts is of l he opinion that Henry Ford and asso ciates will not make a dent in the ptacs movement in Europe. ' ' If tho pope cannot wield his .influence toward peace, what may be expected of Mr. Ford's mission? Mr. Ford is to be commended for his efforts, but his mis sion will te fruitless," said the baron. The baron smiled when he read a dls tatcli from London stating- that Austria would seek separate peace. He regarded such a situation as almost Impossible. lie regarded a revolution in Russia as r.omethlng which would result in peace nnd eventually mean advancement for that country. "The Advance ef Nations and Mainte r.Qice of Power" is the subject of an Illustrated talk the baron will deliver this cnlng t the Auditorium. He promises to relate some interesting details concern ing the commercial history of England, Gel many and the I'nited states. ' Britain Restricts Sale of Liquors to a Few Hours Daily LONDON. ,Nov. 29. The new restric tions on the sale of liquor became effec tive today. Subject to the unusual exemption for residents of the premises and to special provisions for Woolwich, Greenwich, the district around Dartford , and certain wharf areas, it is made an offense pun ishable by a fine of 1600 or imprison ment for six months to sell or supply intoxicating liquors for consumption on the premises except between the follow ing hours: - Week days Noon to 2:50 p. m., and :30 to 9:30 o'clock in the evening. Sundays lto 3 p. m. and 6 to 9 p. tn. Spirits for home drinking cannot ' be purchased on Saturday or Sunday, nor on other days except between noon and 130 p. m. Chief of Police is , Held to Grand Jury ST. LOCIS, Mo., Nov. 29. A coroner's Inquest today ordered William Street, night chief of police of Madison, 111., held to the grand jury for the murder of his fe and Charles Barmeier, a St. Louis patrolman, last Thursday nlht. Patrolman liarmeior jumped from a street car and ran into an alley in which he saw Street dragging his wife. Mrs. Street and Barmeier were both shot dead. WHITLOCK RETURNS FRO" BELGIUM FOR VISIT American minister to Bel' 1 id Mrs. Whitlock photo graphed upon their .. vlew York. After a short visit in America ' v,;ck will return to his post in the war zone, BUSINESS PORTION AVALON IS BURNED . . . . Conflagration is Kaginjj in Princi pal Town on Santa' Cata lina Island. . FLAMES VISIBLE FIFTY MILES LOtf ANGELES, Nov. 29. More than half the town of Avalon, on Santa Catallna Island, waa de stroyed by fire today. The fire started about 2:30 o'clock this morning and destroyed the two prin cipal hotels, a number of business blocks, the bath house and clubs, and damaged the pier and frelgh houses before it waa brought . under con trol, about 4 o'clock. Estimates of loss run as high as $1,000. Prac tically all of Avalon was owned by the Banning company, which also owns Santa Catalina island. t Inhabitants Slumber. The fire, which lighted the twenty three miles of channel lying between Santa Catallna island and the mainland, began before 5 'clock while the Inhabi tants still wore asleep, but no lives were lost, accordlpg to latest available, wlro less reports. From the higher points In Los Angeles, nearly fifty miles from the island, the glare was plainly visibly before dawn. People thought aqme great ship was in flames. The wireless operator at Avalon sent out calls for help. One flreboat already was at the Island. Another Immediately got under way from San Pedro, with the steamer Hermosa, owned by the Manning company, which also owns the town of Avalon. Bandits Lock Bank Cashier in Vault MUSKOGtE. Okl., Nov. ?. Three white men and a negro rode into Fort Cibeon, eight miles from Mr.skogee, thli afternoon and robbed the Farmers' Na tional bank of several thousand dollars. The bank cashier and the bookkeeper were held up at the point of guns, marched Into the vault and locked in, while tho three white rob. ers took all Ccard on the outside. After tho robbery the four rode out of town. Organised posses went in pursuit. SENATOR KENY0N TALKS , TO OLDER BOYS' CONFERENCE CRINNELL. Ia.. Nov(. 29.-(8peclal ) -Finator W H. Kenyon addressed the !0) Older Boys of Iowa assembled at Urlnnell in their eighth " annual conference at a monster banquet Saturduy evening. The sttject of his speech was "Men Wanted." Ke emplifcbiioj the need for (h l.tiui men In this ape to lead the great move-J ments of all kinds for the betterment of: humanity. C 1' T oucn is j,ove Title of Today's Nell Brinkley's Drawing See Magazine Page ! . VV-.- 1 - 1 f A I S ,; . ' - J V w . ' .A.-r--, 'UX ifl ' CAMPBELL FOUND GUILTY OP MURDER Negro Prfsoner at Joliet Convicted of Murder of Wife of Former Warden Allen. PENALTY FIXED AT HANGING JOLIET, 111., Nov. 29. Joseph Campbell, a negro convict, was today found guilty of murdering Mrs. Maizic Odette Allen, wife of former' Warden Allen, in the warden's apart ments of the state penitentiary here. The verdict fixed the punishment at hanging. It was returned after forty-four hours' deliberation by the Jury. Mrs. Allen, a former musical comedy rtnr, was found dead in her bed In the warden's suite at tho state prison on the morning of Juno 20 last after a fire which was supposed to havo been started by tho murderer to conceal his crime, was ex tinguished Her skull had been fractured, and this led to tho murder theory. Suspicion fell on Campbell, a negro trusty serving an indeterminate tentence for the murder cf a Chicago negro janitor. Ho was the last man in the Allen apart .mcnls, and he testified that an hour be fore the fire he took Mrs. Allen the morn Inn papers and removed her pet dog for an airing. Allen introduced the honor system Into tho Joliet prison and owned a testimonial of gratitude from the convicts. He had befriended Campbell As the. law would not permit' him to live elsewhere and continue In office he resigned as warden so that ho would not have to reside in his old quarters. Freight Wreck Delays President Wilson's Train PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 29.-Traffie on the New - York division of, the Pennsyl vania railroad was blocked many 'hours today and the train on which President Wilson returned to Washington from New York was one of many diverted to other routes as a result of a collision be- 1 1 ween two freight trains at 11:30 last nlirht at I 'nrnwolli mtrhitxn mil.. ...I o one was hurt Failure of one of the englnoers to obey signals was the cause. Thirty freight- cars were damaged and plied up over the four tracks. The wreel badly mixed the ' road's schedules. Tho president's train along with a number of others waa diverted to the Trenton division. Illinois Solons . Threaten to Strike SPRINGFIELD, III., Nov. 29.-A lsgls- In live rtrlke was threatened today by down state members of the Illinois as- ecir.lily. I They threaten to hold up the work of i lie si eclal session whl h has just been tailed by Governor Dunne for the enact ment of appropriations for current ex linwi until the governor agrees to rail a supplemental special session to ens t pi I roprlations for payment of foot and ifiouth disease claims. 1 ltepresentatives Gregory, Pace, Kcssln yet and Dudgeon are leaders in the strike movement, p ouecution of which would ; n fan that the strikers would not vote on j administration legislation. ASSERTS AUSTRIA WANTS SEPARATE PEACE WITH ITALY Tribuna Says Dual Crown is En deavoring to Come to Terms with Government at Kome. RIOTING SCENES IN BERLIN Thousands of Women Gather Before Castle and Demand Return v of Husbands. CROWD DISPERSED BY POLICE LONDON, , Nov. 29. Th Tribuna asserts that Austria is attempting to conclude a separate peace, according to a dispatch from Uonie to tho Ex change Telegraph company. Illodnt In llrrlln. LONDON, Nov. 29. lleutcr'n Tel egram company's Amsterdam corre spondent forwards the following: "The Telegraaf Js informed on good authority that serious rioting took place in Rerlln last Saturday in which several thousand women gath ered before the imperial castle and demanded the return of their hus bands from the front and improve ment in food conditions. The crowd finally was dispersed by the police." No confirmation of this Amster dam dispatch has been received here. Panama-Pacific . Exposition Will Close Thursday SAN FRANCl?CO. Cel., Nov. JO.-Tho . anamn-Paelflo exposition lias entered tlie last week of Its existence and. ac ot ding to the official program, It will I one of the busleat In the ex OMitlon'i history. Continued Interest In llio big : low was emphasised by tho report tiday that the s'tendsnce for yesterday had exceeded lfi.'.OiiO. The two big events of the week will be a prosperity ball to be held Wednea day night, and a celebration, which will extend through the week, of the triumphs of electricity. it is planned to have closing day, De cember 4, celebrated throughout the world by a chain of notes to be ex changed by radio, telegraph . and cable, A big military pageant is on the pro gram. MluX salutes will be fired from the harbor for this and front the warships In the bay. The public schools have been closed for the week to give teachers and pupils opportunity to see all they desire of tho exposition. Montana Mike Denied Judgment Against Bankers LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. IP.-John H. Rumplng of Helena, Mont., today was denied a county judgment of ;i,7Nt ssalnst the Arkansas National bank of Hot Springs, which ho claimed he lost In the "fake horse racing" schemes op erated three years ago. Humping put up a draft Tor .& on a horse entered in one of tho fake races, made payable ti Ed tyiear, now under sentence l federal court for fraud. Spear collected tho draft through the bank. The supreme court affirmed a verdict of reoovery against Spear, but held that the bank was not cognisant of the fraud at the time of the payment of tho draftt Water Sells for One Dollar a Barrel in Alaska Town PKWARI), Alsska. Nov. J.-As a re suit of cold weather, water was selling at tl per barrel at Anchorage, the new town established by the government as j construction headquarters for the Alaskan railroad. If purchased by the bucket, the price was IS cents, or two buckets for a quarter. Pending the com pletlon f the water system, which the government engineers hope to have working within two weeks, all water!01 ln "innipeg uram exenange were for domestic purposes is being taken ",le(1 wlth " nlus throng of grain from holes chopped In the ice on Bhlp '"vator men, and transportation Creek. j (Continued on Page Two, Column Three.) Hundreds of Thousands Are Near Starvation Point WARSAW, Nov. i:.-(Vla London, Nov. 29 ) Hundreds' of thousands of the civil population In the Warsaw district of Poland are suffering for want of food. A considerable percentage of this num ber still are homeless, living in. huts, caves and abandoned trenches. The situation Is more serious because of the Immense number of persons thrown out of work by the almost com plete paralysis of Polish Industries. Kome workers have emigrated to Ger many, where employment Is plentiful, but Ihe great majority prefer to remain near their homea In the hope of better days. Prominent Polea In all walks of life maintain that draatlo relief measures are necessary If wholesale deaths from star vation are to be prevented. Buch flour as Is now on hand Is being distributed by the Germans under the bread Card system, but only potatoes are available in quantities, while there is an acute shortage of dried vegetables, meat fats and condensed milk, prices all over Poland have risen to unprecedented heights, but cannot be checked by the establishment of maximum pri' e, it is claimed, because, of the fear that Impor tatlon then would cease altogether. Tlie country districts of Poland are PRICE OF WHEAT RISES AND FALLS Chicago Market Opens Higher and Excited on Account of Seizure of Grain by Canada. REACTION SETS IN QUICKLY mi.i.ETi. WINNIPEG, Man.. Nov. 29. Trad ing In wheat futures will be re sumed tomorrow on the Winnipeg Grain exchange. President Mllner announced tonight after a conference that the council had decided to open the market touiorrow for trading In everything except November wheat. CHICAGO, 111.. Nov. 29. Wheat jumped in plica today as a recult ft the Canadian governments aeUure of 20,000.000 bushels. Predictions, however, that a 6-cent advance would be added to values here right at the start were not verified, the extreme opening changes being 2 M rents. The market opened excited, with December delivery at $1.05 to $1.06, as against 11.034 at the close Sat urday, and with May at $1.07 to 1.0S',4. as against $ 1.06 T 1 .06 4 . Commission houses and shorts were the most active buyers. Sellers were scattered, although one of the largest firms boldly took the position that the action of the Canadian govern ment meant that Canada was to have pit foretice In filling foreign requirements, this meaning a falling off In United States exports. Reactions from top Initial figures quickly took place. Hulls were to a largo extent held In rherk by op'nlons Indus triously circulated that the Kngllsh gov ernment would probably do all, or nearly all, of the nrltlsh, .French and Italian business. (loalfsr Prices Firm. After ssrglng a little further the mar krt tightened again on the view that an enlarged demand on domestic stocks of v lit at mlrlit be ultimately unavoidable. Word was received that export sales for ihlpment by way of the Gulf of Mexico had been made today amounting to 800,000 I'lishela. ( loping prices were firm, 2t to 2V4 to i't rents net higher, with December at )I.CT and May at tl.OOVi. No confirmation waa obtainable here that the selsure of Canadlun wheat was largely for Italy's benefit. Assertions that mora than J12.000.000 worth of wheat had been bought In Chi cago for Italy were vsald probably to mean the whole United Slates. Hundred Million llHshels Available. It Is estimated that there Is still tn the hands of farmers and dealers In western Canada about 120,003,000 bushels available for export out of a total crop of about 2uO,000,000 bushels In the Dominion. George E. Marcy, president of the Ar mour Grain company lioro, predicted that tho Canadian government's action would roleaso greater quantities Of wheat for Immediate delivery and thereby bring about a drop. If anything. In prices. Experts said the price of grain had been kept down, so far this year, for two reasons. The first, they said, Is the enormous supply both In the United t-'tates and Canada, and, second, the ab sence of competitive bidding. Most of the supplies tor Groat Britain and li allies havo been purchased through one agent, they asserted. Views of lUa Dealers. "Evidently the action of the Canadian rov eminent Is just a move to get hold of the wheat and ship It to the seaboard he mic the price rises, and before naviga tion close for the winter," said Mr. Marry. "The grain was held by shippers and had to be moved out of the elevators to make room for winter wheat coming In. The embargo mi y mean that pressure Is to be brought to bear In certain quar tero for political reasons possibly in Greece." Franklin M. Crosby of Minneapolis, a well known miller, was quoted as saying that the action "does not concern the American milling Interests to any extent, as there- is no Canadian grain coming In on purchase and very little In bond for reshipment." The amount commandeered, ho added, was comparatively smalt. Crest Britain, it was pointed out. Is 40,Oi C.ooo blithe Is short of Us needs as compare! with lsst year, and the pur chase of 20,000,000 bushels at one time mal.es up one-half of the shortage, v Wlnnlprg Nnaprnds Option Market. WINNIPEG, Man., Nov. 29.-There will be no option market here today except for coarse grains. Long before the trading room was thrown open for business, the precincts in Russian Poland battle-scarred anif barren. In the War saw governmental district alone It is estimated that 4.000 villages were burned by the Russians. Many of the inhabi tants who at first fled with the Russians later returned and threw themselves upon the mercy of the Germans. Thousands already have died of starva tion and disease. In Warsaw and Lod women rise at S o'clock In the morning to get good places In the bread lines. The horror of the situation Is Increased by a serious shortage of coal. Lods is trying te feed guO.000 of its half million population. Homeless peasants are being given lumber and tools to erect houses before winter, living meanwhile in dugouts near their old homes. The city is paying pensions to the wives of re servists on the chance of being reim bursed later. Statistics that appear to be authorita tive show that from &0,0uo to K0.0U) per sons are being supported In Warsaw alone. This number Is steadily Increas ing. Meanwhile funds raised for chari table purposes have been virtually ex hausted. These funds, amounting to sev eral million rubles, were given by Polish and Jewish organisations, neutrals an'l the Russian government. BATONS DO NOT CONCEDE DATTLE FOR SERBIA LOST Entente Expects to Land Enough Men to Resume the' Offensive Before the Invaderi Con solidate Positions. RUSSIA IS EXPECTED TO AID Northern Serbian Army in Two Sec tions is Retreating Into Monte negro and Albania. GREECE ANSWERS SECOND NOTE LONDON, Nov. 29. The British publio Is not Inclined to grant the Oerman contention that the Serbian campaign of the central powers has been brought to a successful conclu slon. The hope is expressed here that tha wintry weather will give time for re Inforelng the Anglo-French troops until they are strong enough to as sume the offensive before the Invad ers have consolidated tlVrlr positions in Serbia. Russia- also Is counted on to play a part in these operations. In the meantime the only active mili tary operations seem to be cenlerliftf' around Monastlr, the fate of which Is obscure. The many contradictory re ports on this subject vary from the as sertion that the city Is still In the hands of tho Serbians to the claim that tho Kutgnriatis, accompanied by detachment of Austrlans and Germans, have occupied tho city. Farther to the north. It la reported , that the Serbian armies, divided Into two sections, are retreating Into Albania and Montenegro. It Is not yet apparent whether Austro-German forces are to bn sent against the Anglo-French lines north of baioi.UHt, bui n i c ne the Ilalkan front the Montenegrins are expecting a heavy attack from the Aus tria ns. y The entente mlnlstors at ' Athens are said to have received the reply of Greece to, their second note. Greece Is reported to have promised to meet all de mands which do not threaten to ' com promise Its neutrality. 1 An unmistakable luM prevails along tha astern front. From the west coma of llclal reports of a lively air and sea skirmish off the Belgian coast. Kern Again Chosen . Head of Caucus of Senate Democrats WASHINGTON, Nov, 29. Senator Kern of Indiana was re-elected chairman of the democratic senate caucus and floor leader by unanimous vote today at tho conference of senate democrats. Senate Pittman of Nevada was elected secretary of tho conference to succeel Henator Saulsberry of 1 Via ware, w ho wished to relinquish the office. Selection of a vice chairman, president pro tempore of tho senate, committee assignments and the report of the special committee on revision of the rules were postponed until Wednesday. Henator Kern was authorised to name a new steeling rommittlSe of eight mem bers to be approved by the conference Wednesday. ' Chairman Owen of the special com-, mittee to revise the rules will submit a report Wednesday, recommending a modi fled form of cloture on debates. Upon that a division of opmlon is expected.' and discussion may prolong -the confer ence several days. Before the house ways and means i committee Republican Leador Mann ap peared and stated what tha republicans want in representation on committees. In view of the Increased republican membership It Is possible they will be allowed ona more member of the more Important committees, although demo crats are opposed to Increasing the num ber of republicans on any committee which deals wlthf party measures. it waa decided to leave elections ti Mr. Mann himself or the republican caucus, ine repuDiicans will caucus Thursday night and the democrats will pass upon their own selections Haturilny night. I Governor of Ohio Orders Inquiry Into Alleged Lynching COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 29. Governor Willis today ordered Adjutant General Hough to go to Gibsonburg, Wood, county, and rigidly Investigate the in verted lymhlitg near there Saturday night of John llonry Wtlley, aged Willey's body was found hanging, on a farm six miles from Gibsonburg Sunday. The sheriff of Wood county said it was a case of suclde, but Willey's attorneys In a recent case when lie was convicted of assault on Ma wife's grandmother, M s. Kva Kimble, say he had been threatened with lynching. ' Mrs. Kimble died from tho alleged as sault. Willey's convfctlon did not lonif stund, aa tha court set aslda the' vei diet, ordered a new trial and released him oit bond. Wife of Preacher -Drops Dead in Church' AURORA. 111., Nov. 29. -As Itav. J. II. C nson, pastor of the Wheatland. I'll , Kootch Presbyterian church, announced t.'.e last hymn at the morning service )isterday, his wife, the leader of the choir, stepped forward to begin the an them and dropped unconscious to the floor. She died almost Immediately of apoplexy. AsirrlcSB tOxyrras Urrlsrra l' ! NEW YORK. Nov. S'l.-The An-erl a i KxpiCHS company today de lu ed a i!.i dend of II.' as a"t vt th prevluu luU: i ijuarterly payment of II pur liure.