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VOI XLV NO. 14G.
OMAHA, .MONDAY MOUN1NU, DFXT.MNKK (5, 11M".
On Trlnt. at Hotel
Wewa aiands, etc. Bo.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
FIRES ON FLEET
Sailou Aboard Chao-Ho Revolt and
Attack Arsenal and Warship
Hai-Chi and Gunboat
ENGAGEMENT LASTS ONE HOUR
Several Shots Fall in Foreign Con
cessions at Shanghai During
CITY AND COUNTRY IN PANIC
SHANGHAI. Dec. 6. Ths crew of
the Chinese cruiser, Chao-Ho, mu
tinied tonight and opened fire on
two other warships and the arsenal.
The fire was returned, the engage
ment lasting for one hour. Several
shots fell in the foreign concessions.
Apparently the outbreak has been
confined to the Chao-IIo. The Chi
nese authorities announce that it
will be shelled and sunk at daybreak.
Conflicting accounts of the nature of..
the outbreak are current, and owing to
strict measures taken by the authorities
It has been Impossible thus far to ob
tain official Information. It appears,
however, that at 2 o'clock Sunday after
noon twenty men set forth from tho
foreign settlement In a launch and went
alongside the Chao-IIo, which is lying
opposite the Kiang-Nan arsenal.
Mutineers Open Fire.
On the arrival of the launch the crew
of tho Chao-Ho mutinied, apparently, by
prcarrangement. About 6 o'clock the
mutineers opened fire on the arsenal, the
cruiser, Hai-Chi, andthe gunboat, Tung
China". The Hai-Chi and Tung-Chlng replied.
lynd .there was lively cannonading of light
inn nr.avv onini mi a nnnp
At least a-half dozen three-pound shells
fell in tho foreign concessions. The city
and countryside were thrown into a panic.
After the firing ceased, the Chao-Ho
remained at anchor, keeping watch on
the other warships.
The arsenal authorities notified the
senior consul of the foreign settlement
that the Chao-Ho would be shelled and,
sunk at daybreak.
Told to Tarn nark.
Attempts to investigate the outbreak
met with only partial success. The As
sociated Press correspondent endeavored
to reach the arsenal in a launch, but
was challenged by the Tung-Cnlng and
ordered to turn about. Notwithstanding
immediate . compliance with this order,
the gunboat .opened Xlro... damaging the
' Three subsequent Attempts to- reach the
arsenal by automobtle were unavailing.
On each occasion the outer pickets were 1
passed after a strict examination, but
the Inner guards turned back the auto
mobile. v At the time of the last attempt, at I i
o'clock this morning, there was a heavy
outbreak of firing.
Kill ad tt PnKhm"
Puts One Hand Up
Oi, iAJUi.?! 1CV, w. tJll..t.l nil VI ...I. im. .
McCarthy was shot and kUled by a pair
of would-be saloon robbers here tonight
because at their command of "hands up"
he raised only the one arm he owned.
One sleeve of McCarthy's coat hum;
empty, Its end Inserted in the coat pocket.
The robbers apparently' mistook the
empty, sleeve for an arm reaching; for
Half a dozen men were In the saloon
when the robbers entered. At their com
mand all hands went up. The robbers
took one glance at McCarthy' hanging;
sleeve, fired and then fled.
Security League in
Meet at St, Louis
6T. LOUIS, Dec. B. The 191 convention
of the National Security league will be
held In St, Louis In' January, according
to a message received by the contention's
bureau today from A. L. West, executive
secretary of the league.
The exact data will be set at a confer
ence between the national officers and a
NEW YORK, Dec 6. A conference on
preparedness will be held by the National
Security league in Washington about the
niddle of January, It was announced
here tonight Committees of experts are
now being appointed to make studies and
reports upon twenty-five propositions rel
ative to the league's program for pre
paredness. Recommendation to congress
will follow the presentation of the reports
to the conference.
Ten pera tare at Omaha Yesterday.
5 a. m II I
6 a. m 30
7 a. m 2 '
a. m 29
a. m 34
10 a. in 32
31 a. m 35
12 m S8
J P. m 41
t p. m 12
P. m 44
P. m 42
P- m 4
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31 47 46
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00 .02 . .(ft
tures (rum the normal
ornuu temperature gl
Kxceas tor the day j
Total dellcfc-ncy since March 1 "U4
Normal precipiiali. n W Inrh
Iieflrlency for th day 03 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. niches
lflclenry since March 1 1.74 Inches
lieflclenry for cor. period. 114.. 4 04 Inches
JUcftcleucy tor cor. period, 1D13.. 6.fc Inches
IIERE "ARE BOTH THE FORDS Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Ford, photographed in New York. Although Mrs. Ford was
not to accompany the peace party, she has been active in the
arrangements for the expedition.
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COURT HOUSE AT
Dodge County Building Destroyed
by Fire, Causing Loss of Hun
ALL RECORDS ARE SAVED
FREMONT, Neb., Dec. 5. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The Dodge county
court house was destroyed by lire
early this morning, entailing a loss
of about 1100,000. All the records
of any value were locked in the
vaults and were undamaged. The
county carried insurance ot $60,000.'
; The fire broke out In' the treas
urer's office, in the northeast corner
of the building, and had gained good
headway , when v discovered. The
flames soon spread to the second
story and then to the cupola. The
entire roof and ceiling of the rooms
on the second floor were destroyed.
The firemen saved the lower floors
and walls of the rooms on the first
floor. The structure will have to be
The building was erected In VSS, fol
lowing the deatructlon of the old court
house by fire December 31, 1887. It cost
380,000. It Is believed a lighted cigar stub
in a spittoon started the fire.
The County Board of Supervisors met
this afternoon and leased the old Wom
an's Christian Temperance union temple
for temporary county headquarters. A
plan for the erection of a combined
county and city building is being advo
cated by many prominent business men
of Fremont. Some of the county super
visors are known to be in favor of the
In Favor of Sunday .
Closing of Stores
Rev. Charles W. Savidge spoke at the
People's church Sunday morning on the
subject, "Shall We Help the Grocer Close
His Store on Sundays?"
"I find that there are 0O grocery and
meat men In Omaha and Its suburbs.
When the clerks and helpers are counted,
there are S.OOO," said Mr. Savidge. '.These
people never have a wjiole day to rest
except oa the day of their annual picnic,
and then It usually rains. The grocer
declares that If he closes his store on
Sunday his neighbor keeps open, and In
that way not only obtains the profit of
the day's sales, tivt frequently secures a
"Among those who patronise the Sun
day grocery are professed Christians In
large numbers. When spoken to about It,
they say they know the practice is
wrong, but In summer they have no ice,
and In winter no memory. The result is
that 1.000 people are Industrial slaves
who rise on Sundsy to a morn'ng's toll
as regularly as on a week day, and our
people don't care.
"The proprietor and the clerk share
alike. And there follows hardship, men
tal and nervous breakdown, financial
loss and soul peril.
"My advice to the merchant would be,
'Lock your door and trust God, and you
will suffer no great loss.
"To be afraid is to be a loser. Ninety
per cent of Omaha grocers and butchers
desire to close, and the'r are now asking
the city council to 'pass this ordinance.
Thirty-eight other cities have recently
taken such action. I pray that It may be
done in Omaha."
SWISS NATION INCREASES
THE WAGES OF EMPLOYES
(Ccrresnondence of the Associated Pres )
GENEVA, Nov. 10. Owing to the con
tinued rle in the cost of living the Swiss
rovernment has decided to resume the
fayment of regular Increases In salary
'o government employes, which was sus
pended at the beginning of the war. The
reyment of suspended .Increases alone
will involve an expenditure ot 100,000.
MEET JN CAPITAL
Hundreds of Women Will Welcome
Envoys Bearing1 Huge Petition
from the West.
WILL VISIT WHITE HOUSE
WASHINGTON, Dec. . 6.. Hun
dreds" f" woman suffrage workers
from all parts of the couptry reached
Washington tonight, ready to wel
come Mrs. Sara Bard Field of Port
land, Ore., and Miss Frances Jolllffe
ot San Francisco, the two envoys of
western woman voters, . who - have
motored across the continent with a
mammoth suffrage petition to the
incoming congress, asking for a fed
eral suffrage amendment. '
After the presentation of the petition
to a hundred congressman on the steps
of tho capltol. the envoy?; acwrted, by a
parado of more than 1,000 women, will
march to the White House to be received
by the president.
Opening of Convention. ,
The arrival of the petition and the re
ception at the White House will mark
the opening of the first national conven
tion of the Congressional Union for
Woman Suffrage, which will hold dally
sessions throughout the week.
Mrs. Field and Miss Joliffe were In
Baltimore today. On the'.r arrival on the
last leg of their Journey here tomorrow
they will be met by the parade of women
and escorted to the east front ot the
When It started from the woman vot
ers' convention at San Francisco in Sep
tember the petition was 1,800 feet long
and had 600.000 signatures of voters in
enfranchised states. During the transcon
tinental trip thousands of signatures
from nonsuffrage states have been added.
Procession to Capitol.
The procession to the capltol, with the
petition borne on a banner of white
cloth, will be headed by a division of
women on horseback, followed by a group
of women on foot bearing suffrage ban
ners. Then will come a group of glrla dressed
in the purple, white and gold of the Con
gressional union and wearing liberty
caps. Thirteen women, representing the
twelve suffrage states and the territory
of Alaska, will be led by a voter of
Wyoming, the first suffrage state. The
women envoys In their automobiles will
be followed by the 300 who will be re
ceived with them by the president. A
cavalry escort will bring up the rear.
Headquarters of the Congressional
union have been established in the "Little
White House " the historical residence
on Madison place, where many vice presi
dents Nive lived. There the convention
sessions will be held.
Will Noble Sails
With Ford' After
All, Says Message
Will Noble sailed on the Ford peace
ship after all. ,
G. W. Noble, father of the boy, who
was for a time believed to be excluded
by Mr. Ford for some unknown reason,
haa just received a telegram from the
boy's friend in New York stating that he
sailed with the peace ship Saturday.
When the agitation . about young
Noble's exclusion from the ship wss
running in the newsDapers, the parents
In Omaha could heai nothing from the
boy. Saturday the father became some
what uneasy at not having a line from
him, so he sent a telegram to Lawrenca
Wilbur in New York, a boy alth whom
he knew Will would visit while In New
-Sunday morning the reply telegram
came from young Wilbur as follows:
"Will here two days. Sailed on Oscar
BEAVER CITY,, Neb.. Dec. I. (Special
Telegram.) Frank t'larlne of Oxford was
sppolnted county commissioner yester
day to aucceed J. E. At wood, who died
a week ago.
ANGER OF ALLIES
AGAINST GREECE IS
People and Press of France and
England Dmand Governments
Do Somethinj to Make Con
stantine Come to Time.
ASSURANCES MUST BE
(the bodies and have photographs to
Austro-Gemars Continue Rounding; prove my assertions. "
Up Remnants of Serbian I So spoke Pr. .1. Uudls Jicinsky,
Army. j noted physician and surgeon of Chl-
., icago, a former Omaha tnan an J once
LONDON, Dec. 6. The negotia
tions between Greece and the allied
powers still drag on at Athens, new
hitches seemingly arising as the old i
ones are smoothed out. One day It j
Is reported a settlement has been
reached, only to be followed the next
day by denials or accounts of fresh
difficulties confronting the diplo
The people of the allied countries, pur
tiaularly those of France and Italy, are
becoming impellent over the continual
delays, and the pres Is demanding tlmt
siern action oe iKen 10 nrmann mill
King ('onslnjitlno and bin nilnlmers y clil
to the determination of the quadruple
entente to obtain the assurances de
manded. New proposals are sn!l to have
been made by France and Great Hritnln
In tho hope of reaching an agreement.
Tho position of Roumanla also remiilns
Rnrhirrat la Silent.
Since tho dispatch announcing the clos
ing of the Roumanian ports to forelitn
trade was received, ullence has descend"'! j
upon Uucharest, and Europe Is awaiting
anxiously the next move which will give
a moaning to this order. The general be
lief here is that the Roumnnlan govern
tmnt is waiting concentration of Kuss'an
forces In Bessarabia, and the French army
In south Kerbla to make victory certuln
before Joining the allies.
The Austro-Germans and Bulgarians
continue rounding up the few Serbian
troops remaining In Serbia, nnd also are
prosecuting with their usual energy the
campaign against Montenegro.
Unusual calm prevails on the various
battle fronts, even the Italians appar
ently slackening their offensive, probably
In preparation for the next phase which
they hope will pine" GorlEla In thefr
hands, with other commanding positions
on Which the Austrian hold has weak
ened during the past weeks ot heavy
Store Gloom for Rrltaln.
The check Buffered by General Town
fhend In Mesopotamia la a severe disap
pointment to tho British public, -which
had looked upon this expedition as the
brightest spot thus far in the war, with
the possible exception of General Botha's
conquest of Gorman Southwest Africa.
Nothing has been heard from Qeneral
Townshend since he resched Kut-El-Anuu-a,
where it Is Jlkely ha. will make a
stand, as the' position Is a very strong
one. where ho could hold out until rein- !
forcements reached him. It la not only
the military failure, but the effect the
retirement wl'l have on the British
possessions In the east which makes the
result so unfortunate from the British
point of view.
Suit for Insurance
In Cass County
Raises Law Point
PTjATTSMOTJTH, Neb., Dec. S.-(Spe-clal.V
A very Interesting ease has Just
been closed In the district court at this
place, In which one Mrs. Darrens of
tTnlon, this county, had sued the
Woodmen of the World for Insurance on
her husband's life, he being a member
of that order. For nearly a year before
the man died he was sick, and the money
was sent to the clerk of the lodge in
which he held membership at Murray,
which Is a few miles from Union.
Later the money was paid to a man
In Union to be forwarded to Murray, who
did so, and the money was sent to Omaha
to the sovereign officers, who returned
it to the clerk of the Murray lodge, with
the statement that the man had been
suspended, but when the money got there
the man had died, in fact, even before
the money had gotten to Omuha, The
question on which the decision rests is
whether the Union man was the agent
of the clerk at Murray or of the widow
at Union, who had struggled to keep up
the payments. .
Judge Begley dismissed the jury and
took the case under advisement, as the
legal problems necessitated one handling
it who knew the application of the law,
It being more a matter of law than of
fact. The Jury for the present term has
been dismissed, as this was the last case
for their consideration. The decision
will not be handed down for some days.
One Killed, Hundred
Injured by Wreck
ST. LOU 1 8, Dec. 6. One person was
killed and more than 100 paasengers are
said to have been Injured, many seriously,
In a head-on collision between two Illi
nois Central passenger trains at Lent
burg, HU twenty-five miles south of here,
Monkeys Wear Eye Glasses to Aid
Study of Diseases of Mankind
BALTIMORE, Dec. 5 -Two monkeys at
Johns Hopkins hospital are being fitted
with eyeglasses in an effort to discover
a cure for various diseases In the buman.
The glasses will entail a severe strain
on the eyes, causing Imperfect vision, and
in other waas will confuse the recording
nerves of the eyeball. The direct result
expected is a serious reaction of the
thyroid glands of the monkeys, with a
consequent development of diseases found
in human beings to have their origin In
the thyroid gland. Principal among these
Dr. J. Rndis Jicinsky, Speaking at
' Tel Jed Sjkol Hall. Says He
Saw the Bodies.
TELLS OF CLEANING SERBIA
"Twcnty-slx wounded Serbian sol-
idlers were burned to death by Bui
GIVEN ;Karians at Struinnltxa, Serbia. I saw
"Indent at CrelRhton college, In an
laddreps last evening st Tel Jed Sokol
hall. Ho showed K0 pictures taken
In the war tone.
Pr. Jicinsky headed an American
hospital unit which was fitted out
ond sent by John W. KIotlnRham, a
J New York millionaire. The physl
i clans under Dr. Jicinsky on this mis
sion were Dr. J. M. Kara of Chlcano
Rnd Dr. M. Guca. He took als four
men nurses, four women nurses and
one drugRlst, together with an tm
mense supply of medicines, bandages,
lnurglcal appliances nnd clothing,
Kara and the wife of lr, Ouc died
of typhus. In Serbia dinim tho one ter
rible )rnr that the party spent there, a
year In which there were 3",0i0 deaths ii
Serbia from the typhus scourge before tho
American doctors and American hospital
methods overcame It. lr. Jicinsky him
self discovered the bacillus of typhus at
the mine time as It whs dlsi overed by a
Serbian scientist and by a Russian, j
"We arrived." snld thp doctor, "at
lsevdxelia, Serbia, and there I estab
lished one-half of my unit, going on with
the other half to Uskup. There 1 changed
the enKlneeiing bnrrarks Into an Ameri
can hospital. 1 established two pavilions,
one for Infectious dlseaoes and the othrr
for surgical cases.
"Tho stmcltirs by tho Rulgars In which
they fou mod wounded soldiers occurred
lust after we landed. A force of Hulgars
attacked the Serbians long before war
was declared. They defeated the Serbs
nnd tV) were killed. These they gathered
together with twenty-six wounded, satu
rated them with petroleum and set them
I'rf of the Atrocity.
"I was asked afterward how 1 knew
tho twenty-six were still alive. That
was .proved : conclusively on the half
burned bodies. Orest Water blisters
showed on these bodies. Water blisters
do not form when dead bodlis are
Dr. Jicinsky took photographs and
when the time comes he is going to ex
hibit them to any international commis
sion that-may he, formed to pass -upon
the atrocities ot the great waft""-
In his hospital at Uskup. Dr. Jicinsky
had 1.600 beds. He established a school
for nurses and recruited his ranks from
the Serbian men and women.
4'lenned 1'p Serbia.
"But everything In connection wltlj the
sanitary methods and so on -was Amerl-
fan'" h0 l,J' "Rnd has recorded
how we cleaned up Serbia and stamped
out typhoid and typhus. That was the
great American victory, greater than any
victory that, can be gained In killing
The American physicians were engaged
for Just one year. About the time the
year expired they received Information
that they would remain In the war tone
at their own risk. They left the hospital
at Uskup so well established that the
work continues. Dr. Jicinsky and his
surviving helpers left Serbia by the Ureelc
ship Constantino in October. The ship
carefully kirted the north coast of
Africa, passed Gibraltar and arrived
safely at New York.
"During our year there we had In our
hospital 8.272 surgical cases and 18,052
other cases." said Dr.' Jicinsky.
Though Dr. Jicinsky Is of Ilohemlan
birth, and though Uohemla is a part of
Austria, hta sympathies are all with
Serbia andhe allies.
"The Bulgars are savage tyrants," he
said. "Nine to ten thousand men, womon
and children are killed dally in Serbia
alone. I saw the Vardar river red with
human blood and full of floating human
bodies. It Is butchery and nothing less."
PROF. YERINGTQN TALKS
AT PHILOSOPHICAL CLUB
"Either the brain creates personality
or personality uses the brain as an
organ," declared Prof. William Yerlngton
of the South High school in a discussion
of religion before the Philosophical so
ciety Sunday afternoon. "You have the
two alternatives to choose from.
"Hut if matter produced Jesus, it is
good enough for me. It it produced Jesus
it Is at least as great ns Jesus. The spir
itual life is Inconceivable, but the Ufa
of cause and effect is also Inconceivable,
for If you follow the Idea that each ef
fect Is the result of a material cause,
that cause must have, a cause, and it
leads you surely and inevitably back to
the infinite anyway.
"If you believe that free will is lncon
celvable then you are forced to believe
that the vilest and most atrocious mur
der committed is foreordained and
mapped out ages ago, and could not have
been prevented by any agency. I prefer
to believe the other way."
Elmer E. Thomas, who was to have
tpoken on "Democracy and Efficiency,"
could not appear and Prof. Yerlngton
substituted with his paper.
are goiter, nervousness, palpllutlun of the
heart, protruding eyeballs and scrofula,
a mild form of tubercular affection.
Investigations have revealed that the
thyroid gland is responsive to optical
disaffection. This gland Is blamed gen
erally for a multitude of troublesome and
disfiguring diseases and through the irri
tation expected to be produced In the
monkeys the various stages and mani
festations of dlarase will be minutely
studied and a search started for a coun
ter Irritant or serum.
CONTESTANTS FOR pres
idency of the senate, but by
a democratic caucus decis
ion Clarke is slated for the
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GATES ARE CLOSED
Attendance Record Broken by Wide
Margin on Last Say of Panama-Pacific
FAREWELL CEREMONIES HELD
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec, 5. The
World bade the Panama-Pacific In
ternational exposition farewell to
day, closing day marking a new rec
ord in .Its attendance history.
From dawn, when a aalute of
twenty-one guns from the Presidio
marked the beginning of the end, un
til ' evening, when the towera and
buildings of arts of the exposition be
gan to glow for the last time, steady
streams of humanity passed through
the turnstiles. ,
At S o'clock tonight 3S0,73T persons
had passed through the ex position, turn
stiles, the total breaking the record mads
on November 2 San Francisco day
when M8.JTJ visitors were recorded. Of
ficials predicted that the 400,uw mark
would be passed before midnight.
Farewell t'orcsnonlea. '
The formal farewell ceremonies, held
In the open, under a blue, sunny sky,
were attended by one of the largest
crowds ever present at any -exercises on
At o'clock the Jen main exhibit
palaces of the exposition closed their
doors for the last time, so far as the
publlo was concerned, six hours In ad
vance of the formal closing exercises at
midnight, which marked the termination
of the exposition period.
The formal ceremonies retiring the dif
ferent palaces from service were held
during the afternoon on platforms
erected at the various portals. President
Moore, accompanied by Captain A. C.
linker, director of exhibits, and others
ot the exposition management, officiated.
Answers wllsun'a Toast.
In response to a toast sent by Presi
dent Wilson and given at today's cere
monies. President Moore telegraphed as
"Your Inspiring sentiment has, at the
appointed time, been received. The en
thusiasm with which it was received was
expressive of our hope that real world
service has been performed here.
"Our task la finished. The contribu
tion ot nation, state organisation and
Individuals has ben offered with earnest
ness and the enthusiastic hope that the
result will be beneficial to the world's
progress and that advancement will
"Your endorsement of our efforts Is
gratifying, but we realise that time and
time alone must determine the exact
place in the scale of human usefulness
that history will accord us."
KOREANS VOLUNTEER AND
GO TO FIGHT WITH RUSSIA
(Correspondence of The Associated Press.)
TOKIO, Nov. 15. Great Interest bas been
caused In Japan by a news dispatch
from Vladivostok that Koreans have
volunteered their services In the armies
of ltuiu. A memorial to that effect
has reached the military governor of
It is expected here that the Japanese
authorities will offer no objection or
hindrance to the project ot the Korean
BRITISH MOVE ON
BAGDAD TURNS TO
FLIGHT FOR LIFE
General Townsliend'i Troops, Which
Had City Almost Within Grasp,
Compelled to Recede to
TURKS OUTNUMBER OPPONENTS
English Must Receive Reinforce
znents Before Continuing Cam
paign in Mesopotamia.
AUSTRIANS AND ITALIANS FIGHT
LONDON. Dec. 6. The Brltlnh.
German and Turkish accounts of the
recent fighting in Mesopotamia,
while containing minor disparities re
specting the casualties and character
of the British retreat on the Tigris,
clearly establish the fact that with
out further reinforcements, to equal
the overpowering odds against which
they have been struggling, the Brit
ish troops under General Towns
hend have lltle prospect of contin
uing the march to Bagdad, which city
appeared a few weeks "go to be al
most within their grasp.
Having advanced during October
and November through the desert of
Irak to the very environments of
Bagdad, the British force la now re
tiring upon Kut-El-Amara, eighty
miles southeast of Cteajphon, the
scene of the battle fought In the lat
ter part of November, in which the
British troops met their first serious
The position therefore of General
Townshend's f irce Is much the same as
In September after the battle of Kut-El-Amara.
According to a recent account
large Turkish reinforcements, supple
menting the forces which already out
numbered the British forces four to one,
were flung against the British troops re
tiring down the Tigris and made a Brit
ish stand out of the question.
Itonmnnla May Join Allies,
Thero have been no military events of
any Importance in the Balkans since the
fail of Monaatlr which was discounted.
Retent reports from Roumanla loom un
usually large on the Balkan horlson, and
that country is generally accredited with
the Intention either of Joining the allies
or at least stretching Its neutrality to
the point of allowing the passage of
Russian troops. There has been, however,
no confirmation of the report that Rus
sian troops .have already entered Rou
I Aside from the continuances of desper-
I atA fiffhtlnv bIVMti Ailatrlsna and Ital
lans In the (ioiisla district, there Is com
paratively little activity on the various
" Italian Uoveraiueat Vpwel.
ROME (Via London). Dec 5,-The
Chamber of Deputies today voted confi
dence In the government by an over
whelming majority. The vote was taken
aner a aeDate on tne recent statement
of policy by Baron Bonnlno, Italian minis
ter of foreign affairs, and a speech by
Premier Salandra, who said that the gov
ernment was fully aware of the gravity
of the International situation, but that
Its confidence In final victory was In
The premier - during his speech said
that the turn of events only further con
vinced the government of the necessity
and Justice of the war, without which the
Interests, the dignity and the honor of
Italy would have been Irremediably Im
paired. British Are Panned.
BERLIN, Dec. I. (By Wireless to 8ay
vllle.) An- official Turkish report, as
given out here today by the Overseas
News agency, states that pursuit of the
defeated British army In Mesopotamia la
still being carried on energetically and
that four British river vessels have been
Mother of Boy Thief
Returns Stolen Cash
To Kearney Police
KEARNEY, Neb., Dec. 6. (Special.)
The Kearney police department head and
the school board of the city are ahead
about $, a sum stolen from the office
of the chief of police recently allegedly
by Warren Haslett. Haslett, escaped In
dustrial school inmate, was locked up
here while en route east. He only Hr.
guished In the city basrllo for a few
hours, making his getaway In the even
ing. A chicken thief, also awaiting vn
rence, accompanied Haslitt Before leav
in: the pair brote Into the office of the
poll chief and carried ot. everything
thgt was not nailed down. They prietl
open the desk and stole about Stf In flna
money and a revolver. Haslett was fin
ally traced to St. Louts and his mother
communicated with. The young man waa
at home and being given the alternative)
of "paying up" or being returned for
prosecution his mother forwarded the
Four Varsity Lads
Walk from Lincoln
Arthur Rogers, Allen Kennedy, Karl
Berg and Will Re Is, students of the Ag
ricultural college of the University of
Nebraska, are of the opinion that it is a
long way from Lincoln to Omaha. In
fact, they know It Is a long way, be
cause they walked every foot of the dis
tance, arriving here Sunday noon with
appetites that were almost Insatiable.
The quartet left the capital city at 10:11
of the clock Saturday morning and at
10 p. m. rested for the night, resuming
their hike at the first streak of dawn.
They dined yesterday noon at the boms
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kenidy, parents
of one ot the walkers, return n to Lin
coln by train in the evening.