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VOL. XLV NO. 143.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER
1015 TWELVE PAGES.
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TURNS OUT ALL THE
Seam Pushes Through a Constitu
tional Amendment Eliminating
Lawyers, Politician! and
UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS STAY
Both Suffrage and Prohibition Get
Black Eyes, but Latter May
Gome Hp Again.
OLD OFFICERS RE-ELECTED
.Unless you are engaged In some
form of agricultural activity you can
no longer be a member of tbe Ne
braska Farmers' congress.
The congress in deliberate body as
sembled at tbe Hotel Rome did sol
emnly, yet noisily affirm, assert, re
solve and proclaim it. The new clause
thereupon became an amendment to
the constitution and thereby a few
lawyers and politicians were seen to
Tanish in cpirtt through the yawning
Long has a quiet craving for this
battle itched at the left ventricle of
the farmer's heart. Oft has the sub
ject been brought up in a casual way
and been dropped as casually.
Not ao at Wednesday afternoon's ses
sion. It was 6 o'clock when ths matter was
brought up. It was 6:30 when the poison
oils gases of personality bombs had
cleared from the ghastly trenches and
the slain lawyers, doctors, merchants,
politicians and absentee landlords were
prepared for burial. '
Ream Starts the Thins;.
J. I. Ream. Innocently or otherwise,
precipitated the clash when he asked
1y an amendment that would require
.'ery member to regWrter his name ad
dress and occupation during the last two
C II. Oustafson of Mead seconded the
motion, pointing out that the actions of
the congress are quoted far and wide by
public speakers and are ueed in argu
ment In legislative halls. Therefore, he
wanted a record of who constituted the
delegates to a Farmers congress whose
acts were being quoted as acts of de
liberative bodies of farmers.
The eligibility clause of the constitu
tion was read. It provided that "any per
son in the state may become a member
of the Nebraska Farmers' congress by
the payment of 11."
' B, M. Tyson of Tobias was sure that
was entirely too loose and, that It could
not be a farmers' congress If lawyers,
bankers, merchants and dentists could be
admitted. " w ...... - .y
V.. r. Loomls of Edholm In the course
of a discussion of the question' asserted
that tbe farmers are asleep and need to
W. O. Whltmore introduced the resolu
tion providing that "'any person may be
come a member of the Farmers' congress
provided he Is engaged la some form of
LUbt U Bought.
Everyone wanted to know what consti
tutes "agricultural activity."
Whltmore attempted to give his Inter
pretation by saying he would not ex
clude such men as IT. George E. Condra,
Chancellor Samuel Avery and Dean Bur
nett of the University of Nebraska, who
engaged In work loooslng toward the
development of agriculture In the state,
nor yet would he exclude sucb men as
Frank O. Odell and Thomas F. Sturgess
of the agricultural press.
"No, no. we need them,'' was the cry.
Ktrkland of Atkinson after explaining
that he was a Methodist preacher In his
time, but has now for many years been
a farmer, started a tirade against the
non-farmer and ills activities In the con
vention. "I am Informed," he asserted, "thet a
majority of the members of our resolu
tions committee are not farmers at alL"
He went ahead and made a speech on
President Coupland la touchy on the
matter of the committee, for he selected
and appointed It. So he held Kirkland
to the floor when he would fain take
"Glance over that list," said the presi
dent as he pushed the list of the resolu
tions committee under the nose of Klrk-
(Contlnued on Page Four, Column Two.)
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday,
a a. in
6 a. in
7 a. m
Comparaltvo Local Record,
i . , 115. WI4. 1913. 1911.
IUghest yesterday 33 44 60 14
lowest yesterday !i U s
Mean temperature 29 40 iH 43
Precipitation ,. T .00 .02 .24
Temperature and precipitation depart
ures from tne normal:
Normal temperature 32
leftcleney for the day 3
Total deficiency since March 1 165
Normal precipitation ftj inch
fic-lency for the day u2 Inch
IH-ficlency since March 1 1.62 Inches
3ericiency since March 1 l.b Inches
J'erlcleucy for cor. period, lU. I 2 inches
Deficiency for eor. period, lutt 6 S3 Inches
Reports from Statloaa at T P. M.
FtS'lon and Stat
TsmD. II irh. Rain.
Cheyenne, clear .
7 p. ra.
les Moines, clear
Jo!ge city, clear
North Platte, clear....
mm ha, clear
Rapid City, clear
Fait Lake Cltv. tit. rJnudw u
Ktota re. clear u
rneriuan, clear 24
Hoiix City, clear 4
Valentine, clear Z
T indicate trae nf nrtwl rh4t . I I,...
I A, WfcLbH. LocaJ Forecaster
TIF ATI Tift I
L1L. l1 10 a. m....
. 4 p. m....
- 5 p.m....
' S p. m....
INJURED GIRL ALL
NIGHT UNDER AUTO
Car of Mr- Young and Miss Evans of
Eastings Hit by Train and
Man is Killed.
GIRL FINALLY FLAGS A TRAIN
HASTINGS, Neb., Dec. 1. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Lying half sub-
n.erged In a ditch beside the body of !
F.ayless Young, Hastings automobile!
salesman, Miss Mabel Evans of Sew-J
ard, Neb., signalled a passing St.
Joseph & Grand Island section crew
at 8 a. ru. and was rescued. Her leg
was broken and she was unconscious
part of the night. Their car was
struck by a train at 10 o'clock last
night. A part of the car was found
on the engine pilot when the train
arrived here, but search for the au
tomobile failed. Miss Evans was
manager of a department in Stein
Bros.' department store.
On arriving at the Hastings station En
gineer Watson of last night's soutnoound
train from Grand Island reported that
j he thought he had hit something at the
first bridge north or the city. n ex
amination of the engine pilot revealed
two broken bars and some broken glass
on tha locomotive. Employes of the rail
road rode to the first bridge and made a
search without finding trace of the acci
dent, which had occurred at the second
bridge a half a mile farther north.
Miss Evans thinks she recovered con
sciousness at 1 o'clock a., m. Her cries
for Mr. Young brought no response. She
was waist deep In water and wreckage
of the auto was strewn about her. Her
left leg was broken above the'knee and
her back sprained.
Discovers Escort's Body.
She managed to pull herself out of the
water and ice, and at daybreak discov
ered the body of her escort submerged
At .7 o'clock a train went by without
stopping, but at 7:30 she attracted the
attention of a section crew. Some of
them helped her, while the others went
to the city to call medical aid.
The fact that Young's face was under
water and mud was cluetched In his
hands prompted the belief that he might
have drowned, but an autopsy this eve
ning revealed a skull fracture and a clot
near the base 'of the brain and close by
the fracture. There was no water in the
Miss Evans Is suffering from exposure
In a 23-degree temperature, but her recov
ery is expected.
Large Posses Are
. Hunting Slayer of .
v - Colorado Banker
LONGMONT. Colo., Deo. 1. Deputy
sheriffs, .detectives and clUrons, under
the direction of Sheriff Buster, today
continued efforts to apprehend the mur
derer of W.' H. Dickens; a wealthy banker
and merchant, who was killed last night
In the library of his home by a bullet
fired through a window. Apparently tha
authorities were without tangible clues
as to the Identity of the assassin or a
motive for the act
Trained bloodhounds, brought here from
Denver and Colorado Springs, were un
able early today to pick up the trail of
the slayer. A reward of $1,000 for the
apprehension of the murderer has been
offered by the city council, the Dickens
family and the Farmers' National bank,
of which Mr. Dickens was president.
A report that Mr. Dickens recently had
trouble with a tenant of one of his farms
Is being Investigated, In the hope It will
throw light upon the" case.
Mr. Dickens has been a resident of this
section since 1859 and had accumulated a
fortune In land, banking and mercantile
New York Women
NEW YORK. Dec. 1. One hundred wo
men. aided by 5,000 Boy Heouts, are can
vassing the city today for the collection
of signatures to a petition addressed to
Kew York representatives and senators
ti' ting them to support Frtal ent V tlson's !
plan for national preparedness. Thsy I
hope to obtain 200,000 signatures. The
campaign Is conducted by a committee of
the special relief society, who have des
ignated this as "defense day."
Already 4.000 voters have applied to the
rociety for blanks and signed them with
out solicitation. Ten of the largest cor
porations In the city are canvassing their
t wn employes.
The petitions wilt be sent to Washing
ton In time to reach members of congress
before Us opening next Wednesday.
Mrs. William Alexander, president of
the society, says the movement Is In
tended to show the representatives and
renators that they have tha backing of
their constituents In support of a better
army and navy, -It la a test of strength
to show them that the people who are
crying out against preparedness are a
fettle minority," she declared.
Have General Fight
on Floor of House
PARIS, Dee. I. "Partisans and adver
saries of the government came to blows
at the opening session of tbe Roumanian
I arllament." telegraphs the Berne eorre-
pendent of the Matin. "King Ferdinand
had hardly begun to read his speech when
ho was Interrupted with criss of 'Down
with the government,' from M. Mills,
Uader of the Interventionists, and his
"The supporters of the government re
plied with cheers for the king, whose
s'wech was punctuated throughout by
shouts from tha opposition.
"No sooner had the king departed than
a general fight began between the two
HAUSER MAKES A
SUP OF TONGUE
AT HIS HEARING
Mokei it Apparent to Spectators t' ,.
He Was the Man Who Kir
the Woodmen of t -,sf,
World Cashier. " . 1 '
HE IS HELD WITHOuy.OKDS
Bound Over on First Decree Murder
Charge and May Be Tried
Within Two Weeks.
HORTON MAY BE DEFENDER
"You didn't see rue you didn't
see the person have a gun" Hauser.
Thl question, put to Miss Grace
Slater by Arthur Hausei, arraigned
in police court for the murder of W.
K. Smith of Council Bluffs, was the
one startling slip made by the de
fendant during his preliminary ex
amination. He was bound over to
the district court without bonds on
a charge of "first degree murder
while attempting to rob."
Miss Grace Slater, 2017 Howard
street, in whose name the complaint
as filed, was the only one to testify
against the man. Sho related the
circumstances of the hold-up in
which her escort, w. H. Smith of the
Woodmen of the World, was shot
down by a bandit. During the hear
ing both she and County Attorney
Alagney referred to the highwayman
Bays Manner the Man.
Hauser was brought into court by Cap
tain Maloney, and listened in an Indif
ferent manner to the reading of the com
plaint. Miss Slater was accompanied by
her mother, and stood alongside of
Hauser while in court.
The latter pleaded not guilty and asked
for a preliminary examination.
"Is this the man who shot Smith?"
"It Is," replied Miss Slater, emphatic
ally, and looked Hauser In the rye. He
smiled with a slight sneer, and shifted
Following her recital of the Incidents
of the holdup, Hauser asked Miss Slater
several questions If the man was masked,
what kind of a mask he wore, and,
finally, made the slip that caused the
crowd which packed the court room to
He offered no testimony himself, and
was without counsel, owing to tack of
Hauser la Gloomy.
"I guess they all want trie'ld go fo the
chair so the sooner It's over the better,"
Hauser la said to have remarked to Ma
loney as he was led from the court room.
Besides the big" crowd of Idly curious,
numerous county .and. city, officials . and
victims of Mauser's depredations as rob
ber, were In court. He was taken to ths
county jail in Sheriff McShane's car im
mediately after the hearing.
County Attorney Magney wilt be ready
to put Hauser on trial within two weeks,
h said, following the preliminary hearing.
Hortosi ilo y Defend
If Hauser does not secure an attorney
prior to his arraignment In district court,
anil If he informs District Judge English
that he Is unable to hire a lawyer. Rich
arc Hortoa, public defender, will be as
signed to defend him.
Several attorneys, however, have signi
fied their willingness to defend Hauser,
without much regard to financial remu
neration, on account of the prominence
of tha case.
Story nf Crime,
The crime for which Hauser la to be
tried is briefly as follows:
On the night of Sunday, October It, W.
H. Smith, cashier of tha Woodmsa of
the World, met by chance. Miss Grace
Slater, an employe of his department, on
a downtown thoroughfare, and offered to
escort her to her home, at -422 North
Thirty-fourth street. Near Thirty-first
and Dodge streets, they were held up
by a masked bandit, who shot Smith
down, when the latter was slow in rais
ing his hands. He then walked Miss
Slater about the neighborhood, for more
than an bour, making Indecent proposals
to her. Finally he put her on a Cuming
street car. at Fortieth street, and disap
peared. The police later susplrioned Hauser, and
some weeks after ths shooting of Smith
he was arrested in Indianapolis, and
taken to Wichita, Kan., where the of
ficials of that city asserted he was
wanted for a string of outrages and rob
beries. With the Omaha police confident that
he was - wanted here for first degree
murder, tha Wichita authorities' de
mands were satisfied with money and he
was brought to Omaha for trial. Here
he confessed to the robbery of the W. T.
Hause household, and guests, and Inti
mated that he had done other jobs here.
He denies all knowledge of the Smith af
Broasjht to Coiulr Jail.
Arthur Hauser, confessed holdup man
and assailant' of women, accused of the
murder of W. H. Smith. Woodmen of the
World cashier, placed In the county Jail
pending trial, declined to deny a report
that, under a different name, last sum
mer he had beeen arrested and arraigned
in police court on a vagrancy charge.
"Were you not arrested In Omaha last
summer?' Hauser waa asked.
"You can t find It In the records," he
More than that Hauser refused to say
concerning that Incident.
Police court officials say tbey have a
recollection that such a man as Hauser
passed through police court. Their belief
never has been directly corroborated by
Hauser, but his manner of answering the
question Is considered to give color to
their statement. What disposition was
made of tha ease is not known.
Seea by KfMe .llawklas.
Another statement which threw new
tight on Hauler's history In Omaha waa
an assertion made by Kffie Hawkins, a
negro woman, that she had frequently
seen Hauser, and that he had lived with
(Continued on l'ae"Two, Column TJ
ATTACK UPON U. S,
Frton Hears Mexican Outlaw
' ief Tlans to Go Raiding
Over the Border.
NAC0 GARRISON STRENGTHENED
NOGALES. Aril., Dec. 1. General
I'rbalejo. Villa's Yaqul Indian chief
tain, with his entire command of
1,400, surrendered today to Car
ran la army officers at Corbo, 209
miles south of here, according to a
report which reached here late today.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. Attribut
ing his recent situation to the failure
of the United States government to
support him, General Villa is plan
ning raids on American territory
along the border, according to Infor
mation which has reached Major
General Funston, commanding the
American border guard.
In re!.rtlng this to the War depart
ment today General Funalon snld he
could not believe General Villa contem
plated any surh hazardous undertaking,
and added that he was transmitting the
reporta merely to show what Villa was
said to be telling his followers.
An additional machine gun plstoon and
four troops of cavalry have been sent to
reinforce the American garr'son at Naco,
Arls. General Funston said the other
garrisons are strong enough for any pres
Assurances of ample protection for for
eign settlers in the Yaqul valley regions
have been receVed from Carranm au
thorities by Admiral Wlnslow. who ro- i
1-orted his arrival today at Topolombampo !
on his flagship San Diego. The Carransa j
commander has promised a mounted pa
trol of ICO men at the entrance to the
viilley and to hold a force of S,000 addi
tional troops within easy supporting dis
tance. So far as known no Americans have
Lcen Injured in Indian raids.
Villa thief. Shot.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dee. l.-Two Villa
Generals, Orestes Pcreyra and E. Jlmlnci,
with fifty other officers of their com
mand, captured after a battle on the
Prerte river, in Sonora, were court-martialed
and shot, according to a telegram
received today from General Obregon. at
Nogales, by Arturo Gonsales, Carransa
commercial agent here.
Villa's power now has been completely
Ltoken, Obregon stated In his message.
At Carbo, north of Hermoslllo, where
General Manuel Digues finally scattered
hm main body. Villa destroyed all of his
A part of his forces defeated on the
Fyerte lver escaped westward, proceed
ing apparently toward Lower California,
wfth'the expectation of Joining Governor
I.eteban Cantu at Mexicall, epposir t a
lexlco, ,Cs,l. r j ' f
Obregon also .stated that among the
numerous prisoners who surrendered to
General P. Ellas Calles was Alejandro
Ce resola. former commander of the Mexi
can navy under Huerta. .,. .
Carransa, Sends Troopa Kast.
NOGALES, Aria., Dec. l.-Havlng se
cured permission from Washington to
transport eastward over American terri
tory S.000 Carransa troops, General Al
vara Obregon entrained today 2.000 men
destined for Naco and Agua Prleta.
They are to operate against Villa troops, i
who apparently have been broken Into
small bands In accordance with their '
chiefs plan to resort to guerilla warfare '
and border raids If defeated In battle oy '
the Carransa forces.
The remainder of Obregon's expedition
ary force, 3.00UO men, will be sent east
ward as soon as sufficient railroad
equipment Is available. United States
troops have been detailed as an escort.
General Obregon said, that Jose Rodti
gues, the Villa commander reported yes
terday to be menacing Agua Prleta, was
not strong enough successfully to attack
tha Mexican town oppoalta Douglas.
Nevertheless he decided to strengthen
the garrison there and also at Naco.
Grafters Are Under
Arrest at Paris
PARIS, Dee. 1. Omer Boulanger, presi
dent of tha Belgian committee, of Paris
and Kdraond Do Vrlea Jules and Ar
mand Bamuel, Brussels stock brokers.
j have bean arrested on tha charge of il
legal trafflo In Belgian bank notes.
The Bank of France has agreed to cash
Belgian bank notes In amount of not
more than S0Q franc one a fortnight
for Belgian refugees, the amount and date
being endorced on tha passports of ths
The police charge that the men arrested
bought at low rates large quantities of
Belgian notes la Holland and Belgium,
and, getting in touch with numbers of
needly Belgian refugee, Indueod them, io
consideration of small commissions, to
exchange the notes at tha Bank of
M. Boulanger was chauffeur of the late
King Leopold of Belgium, in whoso ser
vice he Is said to have amassed a for
tune of tOO.OUO francg.
The Day's War News
WHEN TUB teste alllM susv
eoaecBtratea 640,ttOO men la tho
Ualkaas Stoassasilsv will deliver aa
altlatataai to Aastrla, seeoralsg to
a reaort la Bucharest.
CLOSELY rOLLOWHO lh visit of
Emperor William to Vleaaa mart
tho aews that Isres members of
tha Aastrlaa eablaet aavo r
slaed. Tho rsla;aatloaa ss4 the
(aerataa emperor's visit have gives
rise to a wide raac of apeesla
tloa aa tho preseat state of af
fairs la Aasirla.
CAPTIHH OF 1C.OOW Serblaas hy
tho Halwarlaas wis they took
Frlsread Is aaaouaeed by Berlla
today. A Balsrarlaa statemeat
VON MACKENSEN, the
man who did the job in
Serbia for the Kaiser.
V. rV.- ' K. f
e -t T
MANY RUMORS ABOUT
KAISER'S LATEST TRIP
Emperor is Said to Be Trying to Get
Austria to Cede. Transylvania
. . Roumania. ;
0FTER TO GIVE BACK SILESIA
PARIS, Dec. 1. Diplomatic. cfries
at Rome believe, says the correspon
dent of the Journal, that the visit of
Emperor William to Vienna was
n ade to reconcile, If possible, diver
gent views of Germany and Austria
and obtain a plcdgo of territorial
sacrifices from Hungary In the hope
of assuring the neutrality of Rou
manla. Alexander Marghllomon and P. P. Carp,
leader of the Roumanian conservatives,
are reported to have assured the duke of
Mecklenburg-Hchwcrln, when he was In
Bucharest ttint the' benevolent neutrality
of Koumanla could be counted upon by
the Teutonic allies If Germany could in
duce Austria to cedo Translvanla and i
Iart of Bukowlna to Koumanla. M. Carp j
Is said to have promised also to bring ;
about changes la the Roumanian cabinet.
Negotiations between I'.erlln and Vienna,
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
Letters Written by
John J, McNamara
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. l.-Mlss
Nora V.. Haley of Indianapolis, former
stenographer for John J. McNamara,
identified, by the handwriting, all but two
of a dozen letters submitted to her today,
with concealed dates and signatures. In
the murder trial of Matthew A. Schmidt.
The prosecution . seeks to show ' that
Fchmldt was one of a number of con
spirators among whose acts was tho
('ynamltlns of the Los Angeles Tlmaa
building. Fchmldt Is accused of causing
the death of one of the victims of that
Miss Haley's testimony wss toward the
end of showing such conspiracy and ths
defense offered her the letters to test her
memory, fr'he made two mistakes.
Succeed in Evading
Mayo Indian Band
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Dec. l.-Word
was received here today that Miss Mabl
Burr, former student at the University
of Southern California, and four, other
American women, besides a number of
children, were safe In a refugee camp at
Topolobampo, after eluding Mayo In
dians, who raldod American ranches at
Nos Mods, glnaloa, Mexico.
The raid occurred November IT, and
for five days thereafter the women es
corted by men relatives and friends,
were pursued as they Ted to the coast
for safety. Miss Burr s brother, Clifford
Burr, received messages today which
stated that the refugees hid from the
Indians In Irrigation ditches und ravines.
The raiders stripped the ranches of prac
tically everything movable.
IOWA DOCTOR CONVICTED
UNDER HARRISON DRUG ACT
DE9 MOINE5., Dec. I.-Dr. Bamuel
Miller, an Kasl iJes Moines physician,
wps found guilty by a Jury In ths fed
eral court today, of violating the liar
ruun drug act.
f i m
Enormous Number of Prisoners Cap
tured When Bulgars Enter
BERLIN (via London). Dec. 1.
Army headquarters announced today
that with the capture of Prtsrend,
western Serbia, 15,000 Serbians were
Regarding operations In the Bal
kans, today's official statement says:
"Buocessful engagements occurred at
certain points with enemy rear gusrda.
"At Prlsrend Bulgarian troops took
1K.000 Serbian prisoners, many mounted
guns and other war materials.
"Western theater: West of La Base
extensive mining operations by our troops
caused considerable damage In English
"One nnglish and one French aeroplane
were shot down and tha occupants mads
Qnlet In r'.nst.
"Kastem theater: There is nothing to
A Bulgarian offlclel report, dated No
vember 2. says:
"Bulaarlan troops have crossed tha
upper Cerna and have taken the bridges
and roads whlrh lead to Mnnastlr.
"On the southern Anglo-French front
the situation Is unchanged. In order to
avoid mistakes, It Is stated that the
Anglo-French operations have been eon
fined to the Cernava valley. Blnoe the
arrival of Bulgarian troopa the Anglo
French forces not only have not advanced
one step, but have been thrown back for
a distance of several kilometers.
"All attempts of the Anglo-French
troops to advance northwest of Cerna
"The left bank of tho Cerna has been
completely cleared of tho enemy, Ths
retreating French and Perblan troops de
stroyed all the bridges over the Cerna up
to the mouth of the Vardar."
French Offlelnl Heport.
PARIS. Dec. 1. The French official re
port on the progress of hostilities, given
out by the war office this afternoon, says
that French artillery has been energet
ically engaged along the River flomme.
There also have been certain attacks on
German aeroplanes in which the French
wrre successful. Otherwise there Is noth
ing new to report.
. The text of the communication follows:
"Nothing occurred last night worth re
cording, except energetic cannonading by
our artillery In the sector of the Frlse
valley ef the River Somme.
"In the Artols district one of our aero
planes yesterday attacked two German
machines behind the German lines. One
of these machines wss compelled to come
to the ground. Tho other was pursued
as far as Doul. r. - -
During tha day of November t a
French aeroplano threw down six shells
and seriously damaged barracks located
i.Asi "the railroad station at Lens." "
Are in Iowa Jails
IDA GROVE. Ia.. Dee. 1. (8peclal Tele
gram.) Sheriff Mcleod of Ida county at
midnight rounded up the third supposed
member of a gang of cattle thieves that
has been operating In Ida and Cherokee
counties the last two weeks. Fred Cllne
of Holsteln Is alleged leader and la In
Jail, while his accomplices, Fred and
Henry Mehr, also of Holsteln, are in Jail
at Cherokee. Tha Mehr boys are said to
have made a confession, stating they
worked under the direction ef Cllne. The
gang Is charged with stealing five head
of .cattle belonging to Q. W. Smith and
selling them to Butcher J. C. Christen
sen, Battle Creek, for $291, and a few
days later of selling eleven head of
stolen rattle to a butcher at Cherokee
for 1300. Ths Mehr boys stated their
business waa to pick up cattle and drive
them to market, while Clina followed be
hind In an auto ready to pick them up
and take flight If they were followed.
Calls Ford Peace
8TRACUSE. N. Y., Dee. 1. -Chancellor
James R. Day of Syracuse university has
! declined Henry Ford's Invitation to se
lect a student for tha peace expedition.
In a letter to Mr. Ford's secretary, tha
chancellor stated that "the plan Is
grotesque and will accomplish nothing
but ths ridicule of your country."
Bryan Leaves to
Consult Henry Ford
MIAMI. Fla.. Dee. 1.-William J. Bryan
will leave tonight for New York to aej
the Ford paace mission sail for Europe
BISMARCK. N. D. Dec L-Crged. he
said, by German, French, Russian, Eng
lish and Scotch people residing In North
Dakota to accept Henry Ford's Invita
tion to accompany ths peace expedition
Governor Hanna announced ho would
prepare Immediately for the trip.
CHICAGO. Dec. 1. From her bed in
tho Presbyterian hospital MlssAddam
gave out a statement endorsing Henry
Ford's peace plana and saying she would
Join tho peace party later In Europe If
sho was able to make tha trip.
Mistrial Ordered in
Case of Tom Watson
ACQI'STA, 0 Dec. l.-A mistrial
was ordered in federal court here tonight
In the case of Thomas K. Watson, the
Thomson, Oa., editor and author,
charged with having sent obscene mat
ter through the mails. .Tha jury which
hsd had the case befora it since Tues
day afternoon, reported it could not
Boumania'i Attitude is Causing
Great Uneasiness in Germany,
GREECE PUZZLES THE ENTENTE
Befusal to Take Army from Mace
donia and Turn Over Port of
Saloniki Source of Worry.
BUSS STRENGTHEN RIGA LINE
BERLIN, Dec. 1. (Via London.)
Army headquarters announced to
day that with the capturo of Prlsrend,
western Serbia, 16.000 Serbians were
LONDON, Dec.. 1. The Balkan
states continue to dominate both the
n.llltary and diplomatic situations in
Europe. Roumanla'a attitude ap
parently Is causing the Central pow
ers great uneasiness, while Greece's
refusal to limit its military effective
ness as requested by the entente Is
of equal concern to those powers.
Roumanla Is said to be only await
Ins; the presence in the Balkans of
preponderant entente military forces
before dispatching an ultimatum to
German military critics, according to
dlspatch'a reaching London, express con
siderable dlasattsractlon with conditions
In the Balkans, predicting both military
and diploniatio difficulties ahead despite
the brilliant Serbian campaign of Field
Marshal von Mackensen. Moreover, It Is
reported that Austria is opposed to tha
Ilea and possibility of Bulgarian domina
tion of the Balkan states, and It Is sug
gested that a desire to forestall any fric
tion In this connection was responsible
for the Oerman emperor's recent visit to
Greece atandlasr Pat.
Greece steadfastly refuses to concede
entente demands for ths unrestricted use
of tho Greek port of Halonlkl as a' base,
and furthermore declines to remove Its
army from Macedonia.
Except for tha capturo of Prlsrend by
(he Bulgarians there has ben no marked
change In the Serbian military situation.
The fate of Monastlr, reported to have
fa'len before the Bulgars, remains ob
scure, notwithstanding definite reports
that neutral consuls In the city had ar
ranged to turn It over to the attackers
after withdrawal of tha Serbians. But
Inter dispatches stated that' telegrapblo
eotnlnurilcsUort ' with tha city was still
maintained. Indicating ' that it had not
been entirely evacuated.
Raaslans tras;tBeit Hlsra Llae. "
The eastern front has been compara
tively quiet. Tha Russians are reported
as being greatly strengthened along the
Riga line and imbued with a confidence
that they can shatter tha Oerman de
fenses whenever forward move la
Vienna reports that the Italians seem
determined to capture Qorisla with tho
least possible loss of time, but progress
agslnst tha defenses of tba town is ex
ceedingly slow. ' '
ONE OF HOCH'S WIDQWS,
CHICAGO, Deo. l.-A. widow of Johann
Hoch. ono of the thirty-two, died of star
vation, superinduced by pneumonia, here
today. She was Mrs. Mary Hock Warlike,
' aged OS years. Hoch. branded at his trial
as an arch-bigamist and murderer of manv
wives, whom he blgamously married, waa
1 banged In this city a decade or mora ago,
Tha woman who died today was an im
portant witness against him. but after
loch's execution she remarried and re
tired to obscurity. Her second husband
aiea several years ago.
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