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VOL. XLV NO. 143.
President Flay Naturalised Amer
icans Who Peril U. 8. Neutral
ity by Sympathies with
Executive Tells Congress His Plans
for Strengthening National
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. Presi
dent Wilson In his annual address to
congress today dealing mainly with
national defense, proclaimed an ad
yanced PanAmerlcanlsm growing
from the guardianship of the Monroe
doctrine to "the full and honorable
association" of all the Americas.
Although In the longest address he
has yet delivered to congress the
president touched upon a variety of
subjects, the predominating note was
the .necessity tf a policy of military
preparedness to meet the readjust
ments of the next generation as they
will affect the American continent.
He emphasised bis point by saying:
"Unless you tafce It within your
view and permit the full significance
of it to command your thought, 1
can not find the right light In which
to set forth the particular matter
that lies at the very front of my
whole nought as I address you today.
I mean national defense."
Finn Dlaloyal Americans.
The point was not overshadowed when
the president In the most unmeasured
terms he ever has employed before con
gress denounced naturalised American
who by their sympathies with Kuropean
belligerents have endangered American
neutrality. While congress cheered to
him loudly he referred to them as having
"poured the poison of disloyalty Into the
very arteries of our national life, and
"who would turn In malign reaction
.gainst the government and the pooplu
who had welcomed and nutured them."
with evidences of deep feeling, the pres'
dent expressed "the even deeper humili
ation and acorn which every self possessed
and thoughtful patriotic American must
feel when be thinks of them and of the
m Jli iL.H jtfe Vatntrlnfr imrtn 111 '
aiT ST ZXSZr T ou I;, r,i tile I
.niflfrftftt"" t" fnr the army and
navy passed without a ripple of applause
and his references to pan-Americanism . tne meeting place of the 1916 demo
wera only punctuated with ijUwcm ot natlonai convention.
approval republican and democrats alike . .v. .. k.ii.t ...
joined in an emphatic demonstraUon at 1 The vote on the first ballot was.
his words of condemnation for those he 1 St. Louis, 26; Dallas, 14; Chicago,
assailed so unreservedly. 112. Texas then moved to make H
The president took up Pan-Americanism
at the very outset of his message.
On Footing; of BqnalKv.
'All the governments ot America," he
aald "stand so far as we are concerned,
upon a footing of gcnlulne equality and
unquestioned Independence. We retain
unabated the spirit which was so frankly
in Int. .n kw PM.M.nt Unnwu 7 m
national Independence and ot political
liberty In America, but that purpose Is
now better understood so far as It con
cerns ourselves."
The moral the president said Is that
the states of America were not hostile
rivals, but co-operating friends and that
their association were likely to give them
a new significance in world affairs.
"Separated they are subject to all the
cross-currents of the confused politics of
a world of hostile rivalries," aald he.
"United in spirit and purpose they cannot
be disappointed In their peaceful destiny.
Thla is pan-Amerlcanlam. It has none of
the spirit of empire In It It la the em
bodiment, the effectual embodiment ot
the spirit of law and Independence and
liberty and mutual service."
Great Democimrlrl Peaceful.
Great democracies, the president said,
are peaceful, not seeking war and with-,
cut thought or conquest or dominion.
"But Just because we demand unmo
(ConUnued on Page Two, Column Three.)
The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. m. Wednesday:
For Omaha. Council Bluff and Vicinity
-Fair; somewhat colder. t
reanperatnro at Omafcn Yesterday.
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(aaparatlT Local KMrdJ
1S16. 1914. MS. 1913.
Highest yesterday 66 S3 7 28
IO west yesterday 3s is 21 7
Mean temperature 4i w W IS
Precipitation 00 .21 ,ou T
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperatia-e 30
Kxcesa for the day 1
Total deficiency since Morel) 1 .'..'.'"llo
Normal precipitation u3 inch
iJeflclency for the day 03 Inch
Total rainfall since Marvh 1... .28.74 inches
IWU'lency since llinh 1 j giincliea
pendency for cor. period, 1I14. S-Sil inches
Xefluieucy for cor. period, W13. 6.02 inclica
Reports froaa Stations at T P. af.
Station and State
of Weather.
Cheyenne, clear
Davenport, clear
lenver, clear
Jea Moines, cloudy..
Dodge Oty. clear....
Temp. Hijih- Raln-
7 p. ni.
.... 3H
J... 40
.... 44
lender, clear
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North Platte, clear..
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' .on
Ofuaha, t. cloudy...
Pueblo, clear v 44 (
Hapid City, cloudy 4i Lake City, cloudy.... 44
81.11 1 a Ke. clear 42
hherldan, pi. cloudy S4
Moum Oty, clear 42
a lent tne. pt. cloudy i
indicates trace or precipitation.
ii. A. VV'c.loll. . uuwuir,
rotundity. Photo taken in New York last week while he was
there conferring on peace propaganda.
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Mound City Takes Prize Away from
1 Dallas and Chicago After
Hard Fight.
Washington. Dec 7.-The dem-
' ocratlc .national jmjaUJeenjeji;
Hion here today, selected St. JLouia as
unanimous for St. Louis and this was
June 14 was fixed as the date for
the convention.
Pardons Refused
Youtsey, Hargis,
Jett-and Rappke
FRANKFORT. Ky.. Dec. 7. Governor
James B. McCreary of Kentucky, who
retires from office today, during his
four-year term as chief executive, com
muted to life Imprisonment five death
sentences and Issued pardons In (61 cases,
ranging from pUtol carrying to man
slaughter. His record fell forty-nine un
der that of his predecessor.
Governor McCreary exercised the par
don power In five cases yesterday.
Strong pleas were made In behalf of
Henry Youtsey. Curtis Jett, Beach Har
gis and August Roppke, four noted pris
oners, but to no avail. Toutsey is serv
ing a life sentence for complicity In the
assassination of Governor Goebel and has
,.rv,d glvteen vears. . Young Hargis has
been in Driaon five years. He is serving I
a life sentence for the murder of his
father. Judge James Hargis. of Breathitt
county. Jett also Is a product of the
Breathitt feuds and Is a life prisoner.
Roppke was sentenced for embeixllng
more than 1 .000.000, and still has several
years to serve.
Bulgar Mutineers
Are Reported Shot
IONDON. Dee. 7. An unconfirmed re
port of the mutiny of a Bulgarian In
fantry regiment received In Amsterdam
from Frankfort was forwarded today by
the correspondent of the Exchange Tele.
graph company. This report Is to the
ffH that thi reirlment was ordered to
Ot t . . 1 11 1 . A - L .
1 ; proceea to me uaiiipoii peninvuia ig ihhi
4S 1 with the Turks, and that when It refused
to obey the command 300 of the muti
neers were shot.
Bandit Locks Bank
Cashier in Vault
MANITOU. Colo., Dec. 7.-A lone ban
dit today entered the bank of Manltou,
locked J. F. Campbell, the cashier In
the vault, and escaped with caab esti
mated at fl.aOO. Campbell, who was
alone when the robber entered, escaped
from the vault by use of a secret In
terior lock and gave the alarm. Officers
began a search for the bandit.
French Submarine
Sunk by Austrians
PARIS, Dec. 7. "AccorC-ng to a Ger
man radiogram, the French submarine
Freanel was destroyed on December 6
by an Austrian warship." says a com
munication Issued today at the marine
ministry. "Two officers and twenty-six
men were csplured."
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Doth Sides in Votes for Women
Fight Argue Before National
Democratic Committee.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. Woman
aitffrairicta and A n i l-All f f M Clt ti
ffiVTIi'fr'BnfiScneB. dlTaed"tliB auea-t
tlon of votes for women for an hour
today before the national democratic
The committee held a public ses
sion in a hotel ball room to bear
the women, and the place was packed
to the doors.
Six suffrage leaders told he com
mlteeraen that the women of the na
tion were looking to the democratic
party to champion a federal suffrage
amendment, either in the present
congress or in the platform of the
next democratic national convention.
Two leaders of the National Society
Opposed to Woman Suffrage argued
that the party already had declared
that suffrage is wholly a state ques
tion and that, moreover, a maority
of the American women did not want
to be enfranchised.
Member Enjoy Debate
The committee took no action, but the
members appeared to enjoy the debate
thoroughly, and applauded each speaker
The hearing was arranged because the
Congressional Union for Woman Suf
frage, In convention here thla week,
wanted to tell the commltteomen that
suffrage had become a national issue.
When the union's request went It, the
National American Woman Suffrage as
sociation asked to be heard, and then
the National Association Opposed to
Woman Suffrage sent word to the com-
mlttee that It could not allow the claims
of the suffragists to go unchallenged.
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Germans Prepare for
Extended Campaign
in Mesopotamia
GENEVA. Switzerland. Dec. 7. (Via
Paris.) The Germans are preparing on
a large scale for operations In Mesopo
tamia under Field Marshal Baron Kol
mer Von Der Golti. who has Just been
appointed commander of the Turkish
forces In Mesopotamia, according to
private Information received by the
Journal de Geneve. Although the Ger
mans speak otenslbly of Egypt, says the
dispatch to the Journal, It la hot Impos
sible that they make their principal ef
forts this winter from Bagdad towards
the Persian gulf.
OSHKOSH. Wis.. Dec. 7. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. Rose Buchanan haa an
nounced the engagement of her daughter
Georgia to Prof. Benjamin Elliott of the
engineering department of the University
of Nebraska.
The National Capital
Taraday, December T, 10 IS.
Tbe Senate.
Met at noon and then 'assembled
with the house to hear President W U
aon's address.
Adjourned at 1:18 p. m. till noon Fri
day. Tks Hoaae.
Met at noon and then received the
senate In Joint auaaion.
German Strike Promoters in U. S.
Plants Fail to Accomplish Mis
sion, Due to Efforts of
Union Chiefs.
Rintelen Succeeds in Corrupting
Some Lesser Fry, Who Proceed
to "Double Cross" Him.
7. United '
States Attorney Snowden Marshall
. . ' .
declared today that Fram von Kin -
telen, the German agent who la ac-
C.ised of coming to this country
armed with a large corruption fund
to incite strikers In munition factor-
was "double crossed" by the la-
bor men he tried to corrupt.
Mr. Marshall eald that despite the
expenauure ui "'"' "'""
stands dollars. Von Rintelen failed to
accomplish his mission In any effec-
live manner. He gave the major
i .
credlt for Rintelen a failure to the
Bland taken by high officials In labor
xi w.r.h.ll anld Von Rlntslen. "only
succeeded In corrupting some subordinates could be reached.
and he was beautifully double-crorsed. 1
- . ..... .. B.. AJk 1m- 1
"I am not prepared to state Just how
much money Rintelen expended, but It
ran Into hundreds of thousands of dol
lars. He had $S00,000 to hia credit In one
Lamar Will Mot Be ('ailed.
Mr. Marshall refused to comment on
David Lamar's activities In tho scheme
bovond saying emphatically that he
would not be called as a witness before
the grand Jury, a proceeding which might the American government's request
fc-lve him immunity from prosecution. for the withdrawal of Captain Boy-Kd
If sun-dent fv,d7.CBJ1obt,n " 'T'and Captain Von Papen. the naval
Gainst th. labor men who accepted '
lunteion's money. Mr. Marshall stated ,
that these men could be prosecuted under
""""J r,.. Tl"a,r;:iuval actlvltres.
S'fH.r-d" Tin motion.
Rintelen la at present held prisoner by
the British authoritlee In the Tower of
Ixndon. Mr. Marshall aaya his offense la
not extraditable. . . . . , , . .
Samuel Gompera, president of the Amer-Icoa-gederaUoa
ot Labor, who haj xnade
reneated statement In public that he
knew strikes were being engineered by
agents of a foreign power, may appear
before the grand Jury hero. Mr. Compere
Is eald to be on his way to Washington
from the west.
The arraignment of Robert Fay. Wal
ter Bchols. Ma Breltner, Dr. Herbert
Klensle and Paul Bronkborst, who were
Indicted yesterday on a charge of con
spiracy to commit murder In connection
with plota to blow up munition ships,
! ... ... A- . . ......
was toaay pui over io.iun,.
Faul Daeche, Who was also Indicted
on the murder charge, la In Jersey City.
Ho haa decided to fight extradition to
! New York.
Universities May
Veto Movement to
Exclude Base Ball
CHICAGO, Deo. 7. Hopa of athletes
that base ball will be permanently re
talned as an Intercollegiate sport In the
western conference grew today with re-
celnt of news that at four
of the lnstltu -
tlona there la strong sentiment against
Its abolition aa suggested by the faculty
committee at Its meeting last Saturday.
The aenate ot the University of Illinois
officially went on record as favoring the
retention of the game. Coaching and
student sentiment at Chicago, Ohio Bute
and Wisconsin, according to stories here,
indicate that thosa three schools may re
fuse to follow the faculty committee's
Illinois' veto forces a reconsideration of
the vote by the conference committee be
fore the universities themselves vote fi
nally on it.
Miss Jane Addams
Will Escape Knife
CHICAGO, III., Deo. '.Miss Jane Ad
dams probably will not be operated upon.
Dr. Jaroea B. Iterrtck said today, In an
nouncing that the widely known peace
advocator and settlement worker la suf
fering from a hemmorrhage of the kid
neys. Several other physicians were called
Into consultation to determine the nature
of her Illness.
"I cannot aay how long she will be
obliged to remain In the hospital," Dr.
Herrick said. "I do not, however, ex
pect to operate."
Friends of Miss Addams were uncertain
whether to accept the announcement as
Indicating an early recovery, or whether
physicians decided not to operate on ac
count of the seriousness ot such action.
Foreign Aeroplanes Arriving on
Own Power Classified as Vessels
NEW YORK, Dec. T. Aeroplanes arriv
ing her from foreign countries under
their own power are not merchandise, but
vessels, and should be entered as such
at tha custom house, according to a rul
ing by Dudley Field Malone, colector of
the port, announced today, Aa th
United states laws make no provision for
thla kind of a eua turns entry, It la under
stood Mr. Malone will consult with
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo, con
cernlng th advisability of amending the
custom law so as to make special pro
Military Experts of Greece and
Powers to Report Upon Situation
ATHENS. Dec. .-Vla Tarts. Iec. 7.)
An agreement for a conference of Oreelf
military authorities and military repre
sentatives of the entente powers to ex
amine Into and report upon the necessit
ies of the situation respecting the allied
demands upon Greece has been reached,
and the preliminary steps toward holding
the conference have been taken, Premlet
9knuloudls announced today.
'Tell the American people that the gov
rnment of Greece has only two alms: To
safeguard the sovereignty of Greece and
not to abandon neutrality, no matter
for what reason It may be urged to do
so, no matter what Inducements or pre,
sure are brought to bear." said Premier
flkouloudla to the Associated Prena cor
respondent In an Interview today.
"I think I may say," continued the
premier, "that the air. irehargrd foe
months with misunderstandings. Is at last
clearing; that the entente powers are
j to understand that while w
'are Immovable on the two heads Just
. ,utei1
we are disposed In every other
respect to give material expression to the
i feeling every Greek has toward Prance,
,nr,",,n "nd Ru,,8,. a""1" f"
,.Two intll whcn
friction are now In th
caused the recent
the way of amicable
j settlement. As far back oa November
10, I suggested the In appropriateness
t f ln .111 rftnlnm.ll.ta ...
arrange the details of a situation esaen.
tially military and of which they under
stood little. Therefore, I propose a con
'-""f between the military authorities
on eliher side authorlsd to study the ne-
of ,he ,nd p,,,., on
thpm Kiving the Greek government and
the entente diplomatists the benefit of
their criticisms from which a settlement
Withdrawal of Attaches is Asked
Because of Their Military and
Naval Activities.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. Secretary
Lansing has replied to Germany that
and military attaches, respectively, ot
the German embassy here, was en
because of their military and
Secretary Lansing', reply to the
German governmont'a inquiry,, which
indicated the Berlin foreign office in-
tended to contest the withdrawal ot
the attaches under certain condition,
was delivared In a Ions communlca-4
tlon' which the German embassy im
mediately forwarded to Berlin. At
tbe embassy all comment on It waa
refused. 1 " '
Neither was there any indication of
whether the reply would meet the con
tention of the German government that
It should know the reasons for the re
quest tor the withdrawal of !ta officers.
It waa broadly Intimated to the State
department that If the request was based
on something else than the develop
ments of the Hamburg-American line
conspiracy trial or the case of James F.
J. Archibald, the American war corres
pondent, who secretly carried dispatches
for Captain Von Papen, Germany would
decline to withdraw either of the men.
German Qaeatloaa Improper.
The Impression was that Secretary
Lansing's reply at aome length repeats
that the two offlcera have toecome per-
aona non grata because of their military
and naval activities jind that further un-
(Contlnued on Page Two, Column One.)
'I'Trrrv Slnllth I In iTftt.fl.
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Kflnkfira Arrested
FARGO, N. D. Dec. 7.-R. C. Kittle
and William Kittle, brothere and former
president and cashier respectively, of the
First Natlonai bank of Casselton, N. v.,
were arrested by United States Marshal
Doyle today, charged with conspiracy
in making false anterlea to cover an al
leged embessleroent of f 100,000 from th
funds of tha bank, the doora of whlcn
were closed yesterday.
The KltUe'a waived preliminary ex-
amlnatlon and the case will go to the
next grand Jury. Both men were re
leased on bond.
They Insist that the closing of the bank
waa due to alow paper and that every
dollar will be paid and the bank be re
opened. Mrs. Young Retires
from School Work
CHICAGO, Dec 7.-Mrs. Ella Flags
Young, superintendent of Chicago public
schools, today made her last rounds aa
the head of the school system. After
fifty-three yea of active educational
work in Chicago Mrs. Young will sever
her relationship with the school system
tomorrow. John D. Shoop, assistant su
perintendent of Chicago publics schools. Is
expected to be elected tomorrow to suc
ceed Mrs. Young.
vision for th entry of aeroplanes and for
special Inspectors to examine them whea
they arrive here by the aerial route.
The point aroa when Victor Caristrom,
a ho recently made the flight from
Toronto, Ontario, to New York, attempted
to make an official entry of the arrival
of his aeroplane. The collector at first
was puixled about how to record the en
try, but eventually decided that the
aeroplane should be entered aa a vessel.
It waa not necessary for t'arUtroin to
ay duty on the machine, as It Is ef
American manufacture.
Today this was finally accepted and
Colonel Pallia of the general staff Is
leaving for Falonlkl to consult Oeneral
Karrall, the Prench commander, to this
Hesprctlng the railroads, the Greek
government has never been unaware
that the personnel was Inadequate for
the handling of the Immense Increase In
traffic due to the military use to which
the railways now are put. but M. Four
alll was unwilling to surrender control
of hi" own property. As General Bar
rail offer to assist In the operation of
the railways, leaving Greek control un
questioned, the government la only too
glad to accept"
'What about hunting down Austro-
Gertnan submarines In Greek territorial
waters?" asked the Interviewer.
That torches our sovereignty." re
piled the premier. "We protest to the
world, especially to America, also a
neutral, that we cannot aanctlon viola
tions of our territory. Hut what can we
doT We have only a small navy and a
vast coast line. We can only protest.
What we want to avoid, what w
shall avoid Is, ssoaclatlng Grece with the
uncertain outcome of the war. Had we
Joined the allies last spring, when w
were urged, today we would have to
bear the bulk of the coat ot the failure
of the Oalllpoll venture. Had we Joined
at the Inception of the Austro-German-
nulaarian attack on Serbia, we wouia
now be bearing a large part of the prloe
In blood and devastation of the ervahlng
of the Berblans.
"By following Ihe two principles we
stand fcy es governing Greece's foreign
policy, we have been saved these two
disasters. We should continue to follow
thehm. for In them Is our only salvation."
Tanker Petrolite Fired on by Sub
marine and One Man of Crew
Is Wounded.
. . ROME, Dec 7. The American
oil steamer Ootnmunlpaw ha been
aunk by a submarine in the Mediter
ranean near Tobruk, Tripoli. No In
formation haa been received con
cernlng the crew or the nationality
tf the submarine. v
WASHINGTON, Deo. 0. Word from the
cruiser Dea Molnea waa received today
at the Navy department that the Ameri
can boat sending the O, 8. call out
last Saturday off Crete was the Standard
Oil tanker Petrolite, which waa fired on,
presumably by an Austrian submarine.
One man waa wounded, advloe atatad.
The Patrollte, - an American vassot,
sailed from New York November 7 for
Alexandria, Egypt It passed Gibraltar
November tl. The oontenla of the mes
sage were communicated by the Navy to
the State department.' .. . '
The message made no mention ef dam
age to the steamer nor did It give the
nationality of the man Injured, but said
the Injuries were slight
The dispatch from the Dea Molnea
came from Cananea, Island of Crete,
and reported that the following message
had been picked up Sunday:
"American ateamahlp Petrolite, Alex
andria to New York attacked by a sub
marine this (Sunday) morning at
longitude S2.K north, latitude 10.1 west
One man not seriously Injured."
The commander of tha cruiser said he
had obtained from the commander of tha
Petrolite the additional information that
the submarine whloh attacked the Amer
ican steamer flew the Austrian flag and
"Looked Ilka a big cruiser." Tha men
who waa wounded waa struck by a
fragment of an explosive ahell fired
from the submarine. Tha attack took
place aooui sag miles weai oc Aiexanana
we and ot the
Rise in Stocks
Follows Reading
of Wilson's Message
NEW YORK, Dec. 7. Publication of the
president's message was followed by fur
ther strengthening of tha stock market.
United States Steel led the movement
by a rise from Its early price of S6 to
UM. Railroads and other Investment
shares also hardened perceptibly.
The auggestlon of President Wilson In
his annual message to congress today
that pig Iron and finished steel be taxed
16 cents a ton doea not appear to worry
steel manufacturers her. They figure,
aa it waa stated In their behalf today,
that even it the Us la enforced It wUI
mean little aa compared with present
enormous profits. Some do not believe
such a tax can be made lawful.
On an estimated annual production
today of 58,000.000 tons of pig iron, and
34,000.000 tons of finished forms, the pro
posed tax would net the government $18,'
OuO.OOO in revenue. Stell mill operations
are about normal now, however, and th
revenue la thought more likely to bring
S14.000.000 on an estimated annual pro
duction of 30,000,000 pig iron tone and
n,000,(XiO of finished steel.
YANKTON, S.'D., Dev. 7. (Special.)
When the auto of Julius Dahl caught fire
and burned up. east of tha city, Dahl
rsn to a nearby farm house for help,
Borne railroad men seeing Dahl run.
started a man hunt, thinking he had
atolen the car. Police offlcera Joined la
the search, which ended when Dahl re
turned from town with aa insurano
agent and proved the car was his own.
a arc a Ilrdlcatloa Postponed.
MOUNT AYR. la.. Dec 7. (Special.)
The dedication of the new First Baptist
church, announced for last Sunday, was
postponed until next Sunday on account
of the death of J. A. Stephenson, a promt
ncnt member vt the congregation.
Bulgarians and Germans Will Man
Forces Against the British and ,
French Troops Now in
They Hope to Strike Decisive Blow "
Before Reinforcements Can
Reach Saloniki.
BERLIN, Dec. 1 (Via. London.)
The war office announced today
last the French forces in southwest
ern Serbia, near the Vardar river,
have been compelled to retreat Th
capture of Ipek, Montenegro, also It .
LONDON, Dec. 7. The campaign
against the main Serbian armies hav
ing been closed, it is expected Gen-.
eral Von Gallwlts with bis German,
forces will join the Bulgarians in .
Macedonia in an effort to crush the
Prench and British armies before
tney become much stronger.
Information from Berlin indicates,
that the German forces engaged in
the earllsr movements In the Balkans
have now been detached for the pur
pose sharing in the attack oh tho
Franco-British forces along tho
southern Macedonian front. Dis
patches from Athens partly corrobor
ated this theory, as it is reported two
German divisions are co-operating
with the Bulgarians near Strumitsa.
Bombardments la frase.
There is little to report from the other
fronts save the usual minor operations.
The French, however, are carrying on a
particularly energetic bombardment ot
the German linea In Champaigns. In Mes
opotomls, the Germans are beginning to
ahow considerable Interest in the cam-'
palgn which Is developing In favor of tho
Turkish allies. It la reported from Geneva
that the Germans under Field Marshal
Von Der Go Its are preparing an extensive
campaign which will be directed toward
tha Persian gulf by way of Bagdad.
Imaetaa to Peace Telle
Further Impetus Is glvan to peaea talk:
by the papal consistory, at which Pope
Benedict delivered an address calling
upon tha belligerents to make a Just and
Immediate peace. ' ' '
The effect of the dismissal of tho Ger
man- military and naval attaches at
Washington en tha German public' la
not ascertainable as yet as tha German
newspaper have not been permitted to
publish even tha bar facta of tha In
Oreeee Play tag; for Time.
PARIS, Deo. T. The Athena corres
pondent of the Matin In a dispatch rela
tive to the attitude of Greece toward the
entente powers, saysi
The government is simply playing for
time, hoping that the entente allies will
be forced to tha aea by the Austro-Ger-
mans and Bulgara. It would be found In
week or so that an agreement be
tween the Greek and the allied ataffa
cannot be reached and that tha govern
ment will declare tha, notwithstanding
Greece's traditional good will toward the
entente powers, It cannot acoed to their
Tha correspondent affirms that tha only
effective course Is to apply a blockade to
Greece, and adds:
It wlU be all th mora fruitful In re
sults since popular discontent with the
royal policy la growing: perceptibly. It
tha elections had been held three weeka
ago tha Veniselos party would have been
beaten, but now, notwithstanding th
extraordinary conditions under which
they will be held, he la likely to get a
majority. A blockade not only would
starve th population, but would ruin
tha mercantile marine, Greece's sol
source of wealth. Consequently th gen- '
eral publto la deeply agitated and busi
ness circles are anxious."
Arson Conspiracy
Cases Called for
Trial at St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Dec 7.-Trlal of th
so-called arson conspiracy cases, in which
nine well known men are Involved, waa
begun In circuit court her today.
It waa decided to try Jo'ntly Harold O.
Qllmore, president of th Gllmoro-Bonfig
Decorating company; Harry C. Imel. sec
retary to Ollmore. and Julius R. Bench,
vie president of an Insurance agency.
Selection of tha Jury waa then begun.
All three men are under indictment In
connection with til alleged conspiracy to
burn the plant of the Gilmore-Bocflg
Decorating company, which waa de
stroyed by fir on July U. HIS.
Th other cases will com up later.
The Day's War News
large scale fa th Meaoaotaaala
rampalga possible, aeoardlaer
reporta veaeklagr Swltaerlaad.
a teat allies I kelaar eoattaaed
-. Parle aader th p-raeldaaey af
Geaeral Joffro, th Kreaeh eom-maader-la-chlef.
distrust ok Greece atiae t
b expressed by th preaa af tha
aateat wve, aatably by Kreaeh
-a itallaa aOTaaaara
Ilollaad . th tiermaa 11 aea la
Praae aad Belglem hava bee a
heavily rvlaforvea wlthla the last
Osais, aet for December IK, baa
keea ladeflaltely paetaoaed by aa
Imperial rescript.