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BEGINNING JUNE 7
N?T0TL PLESIDENT OF THE
FARMERS' EQUITY UNION.
U. S. CALLS UPON
FRANCE FOR MEN
IT SEIZED AT SEA
LETTERS REYEAL A
OF THE ALLIES
YUAN SHI KAI, who has just allowed himself to be crowned
emperor of China to. succeed himself as president of the Chi
Loonmenta Tell of Plot to Blow Up
Munitions Factories in the
M x n S
Windy City Captures Republican
National Convention, with
San Francisoo Nearest
GIVEN 31 OUT OF 63 TOTES CAST
Big: !916 Assembly of Party Will Be
Held Just Week Before that
ONLY FOUR CITIES VOTED ON
WASHINGTON, ec. 14. Chicago
was selected by the republican na
tional committee tonight as the meet
ing place of the 1918 republican na
tional conTention to be held June 7,
one week before the democratic con
vention In St. Louis.
The vote stood: Chicago, 31; San
Francisco, 13; St. Louis, 7; Phila
To Be Shown at
John Tj. Webster has received the origi
nal treaty signed by Logan Fontenelle
and other Indian chlefa In whtch
granted vast areaa of land in the middle
writ to the whltea. ar.d will exhibit It at
the banquet tonight at the Fonenelle
hotel of the general committee which has
In charge preparations for the celebra
tion of the semi-centennial of Nebraska's
admission as a state.
The treaty is written on a large sheet
of parchment. Fontenelle was the only
chief who signed It who was able to write
'his name, the others making- their marks.
A large number of the members of the
committee have signified an intention of
attending the banquet tonight.
Royal Arch Masons
to Gather in Omaha
Members are gathering In Omaha for
the forty-ninth mmul convocation of the
Nebraska Grand Cteipter Of Royal Arcn
The session will begin Wednesday at
4 p. m. and continue for two days. Ovr
100 prominent Masons of the state will
attend.; The order Is one of the Toric
Kite branches. : '
Burt. U Bpellmen of riatr!e Is grand
high--prtsst ana Chauncey Watties of
Nellgh Is deputy grand high priest. Other
offices include these, held by Omahenv
rand scribe, John R- Stlne; grand secre
tary, Francis B. White; grand lecturer,
, George 8. Powell; grand royal arch cap
tain, John Kelley.
Following the convocation of the grand
chapter, the grand council will bold a
session. Both will be held at the Masonlo
temple. A number of prominent Masons
are now at Fremont, for the dedication of
the Masonlo home there.
fhiha Planning to
-rp rw - I
..4. Tnorp.asp. Its Armv
s . v
WASHINGTON, Dec l4.-rne govern
ment of Cuba plana to increase its army
according to advices received here today.
The government is said to have asked
the United States to sell its arms and
ammunition for the contemplated In
crease and a training ship to be used by
Cuban naval cadets.
The requests have been referred to the
War and Navy departments.
FIRST MAN TO GET ALIMONY;
RECEIVES ANOTHER PAYMENT
Frank Dodimead. the first man to
whom a court ever granted alimony in
a divorce suit in Nebraska, will receive
13 for his "support and maintenance"
during December, accoidlng to an order
signed by District Judge Sears. Mrs.
Kathcrlno Dodimead. who is suing him
for divorce, must pay the S5.
. Dodimead previously has received $30
temporary alimony. He la unable to
, ; The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. m. Wednesday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
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Highest yesterday 87 45 64
Ixwet yesterday J 7 7
Mean temperature 13 0
Prcclpllatlun 00 .00
Temperature and precipitation
tures front the normal:
o-iiml temperature 28
Kxcese for the day '.. 4
Total deficiency since March 1 91
Normal precipitation J inch
leficwncy for the day o3 inch
Precitiilttlon since March 1... .M M lathes
iericlncy since March 1 1.91 inches
ierioiency lor cor. pervxL 1914. s.l inch
Dericlsncy for cor. period, tll. t.u inches
Reports treat StatlttM at 7 p. f,
Station and Stat Temp Hltrti- RaJn-
or Wntlivr. 1 u m ,1
Denver, pt. tloudy
lea Moines, cloudy
North Halt, cloudy
Itapld City, cloudy
Moux City, cloudy ,
Valentine, clou ly
. indicates below sero.
T Indicates tra-e of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH. Lccal Forecaster.
Men Who Were Re-Elcoted After
Being Out One Term Are Not
Given Former Places.
CANNON ON APPROPRIATIONS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. Assign
ment of republican and progressive
representatives to committees an
nounced today by Republican Leader
Mann discloses that veteran republi
can members elected tj the present
congress after having been defeated
In the presidential year of 1912, will
not be returned. In several instances,
to important committees on which
they had held membership before.
In other instances, returning rep
resentatives assigned to such commit
tees are not allowed to displace In
rank members who served last year,
Representative Cannon of Illinois, ' for.
many years speaker, Is given sixth place
on the appropriation committee. Year
ago he was chairman of this committee.
The other new members are Stafford.
Wisconsin; Slcmp, Virginia; OlUett, Mass
achusetts, remains the ranking member.
Representative, Parker of New Jersey,
one time chairman of the -judiciary corn
a member of that comiulnce are i.ot re
turned to that oommlttee, nor is Foss of
Illinois put back on the naval commit
tee, of which he formerly was chairman.
Minority members of . the naval and
military committees, which wttl deal with
national defense problems.- are:
Naval Butler, Pennsylvania; Roberts,
Massachusetts; Browning, New Jersey;
FarT, Pennsylvania; Britten, Illinois;
Kelley, Michigan; - Stephens, California.
Representatives re-appointed : Stephens,
progressive, and Mudd, Maryland, a new
Military Kahn, California; Anthony,
Kansas; MoKenxie, Illinois; Greene,. Ver
mont; Morln, Pennsylvania; Tulson, Con
necticut; Crago, Pennsylvania; ' Hull,
Iowa; Delegate Wlckersham, Alaska.
Tilson, Crago and Hull are new members.
New republicans on the wsys apd
means committee are:
Representatives Hill, Connecticut;
Long-worth, Ohio, and Fairchtld, New
Representative Cooper, Wisconsin, Is
retained as ranking republican on the
foreign affairs committee, the repub
lican members being Foss, Illinois; Miller,
Minnesota; Mott. New York, and Ken
nedy, Rhode Island.
All of the minority member of the
military and naval committees are tor
some degree of preparedness. It thus ap
pears likely that- preparedness bills will
not long rest In committee and that the
big fight on the floor will come early in
Chicken and Rice
Placed on Grave of
ROCK SPRINGS. Wyo., Dec. 14.
(Special.) A choice lot of boiled chicken,
rice, apples and other viands repose on
the grave of Bound Ock, aged 64, a
Chinese, who died Friday. Full Chinese
rites were used at his funeral. Including
the scattering of . thousands of bits of
paper, each with a hole In the center.
the theory being that any demons pur
suing the deoeased to his grave must
crawl through each of the holes, thereby
consuming so much time that they would
be unable to overtake Bound Ock's soul
before Its arrival at the Chinese para
dise. Each person attending the funeral
was presented a 10-cent piece wrapped In
fancy paper, this being supposed to bring
good luck If never spent, but evil luck
If spent. The body was buried only two
feet deep and later will be disinterred,
the bones stripped and sent to China.
South Dakota Must
Have Special Primary
MITCHELL. 9. D., Dec 14. -The selec
tion today of June 7, 1914. as the date for
the republican national convention by the
national committee in session in Wash
ington will necessitate a special primary
in South Dakota next year. The regular
primary in South Dakota, June 4. only a
day ahead of the national gathering. The
law apedflea the first Tuesday in April,
which falls on the fourth, as the time for
holding a special primary In case a na
tional convention is called for a date on
or before the regular primary. Thus
electors In the state wilt choose their
delegates to the convention on April 4.
1914, which probably will mean that t'
other parties will namo theirs at th
American Government T.;-
Note Dispatched by Lansing: Dis
cnsied by President and
TRENT CASE HAS BEEN CITED
WASHINGTON. Dec. 24. The
United States government today
cabled Ambassador Sharp at Parts
fors presentation to the French for
eign office a note vigorously protest
ing against the removal by the
French cruiser Descartes of six Ger
mans and Austrians from the Ameri
can steamships Carolina, Cosmo and
San Juan. Immediate release of the
men is asked on the ground that
seizure of citizens of any nation from
an American vessel on the high seaa
is without legal Justification and con
stitutes a flagrant violation of Ameri
The note was dispatched by Secretary
Lansing with the full approval of Presi
dent Wilson. It slso is understood to
have been discusnrd by the president
with his cabinet at today's meeting.
Couched in friendly terms, Ue com
munication states the American point of
view emphatically and citlea precedents
employed In the case of August Ptepen
brink, a German who was removed from
the American ship Wlndber bf the
French cruiser Conde in November of
last year, and released after representa
tions by the United States. Attention is
directed to the fact that the men re
moved from the ships were not embodied
In the "armed forces of the enemy" as
that term is used In the Declaration of
London. I tin asserted, however, that
there is no Justification for the removal
of subjects of a nation which is ' an
enemy of France from an American ves
sel on the high seaa bound to a . neutral
port, even If they could properly be re
garded as military persons.
Recalls Trent Case,
To support this position, it is under
stood, the note points to the rule set
down by the French minister of foreign
affairs in. a note, sent during- the civil
war to' - tha French nUnlstsr , to the
i:nlff tatcUtifrar(t40vaeinavaUeAoB t ImpeaetomfBt-pf flnowden
of the cci.ledorate Cotnmleaionera Mason
and Slidell from the eteamshiik Trent
This note, considered especially ap
plicable to the present situation said:
"It (the Trent) was arrytoff its cargo
and passengers to a neutral country, and,
moreover, it had taken them on In a
neutral port. If it were admissible that
under such conditions ' the neutral flag
did not completely cover the persons and
merchandise which It was transporting; Its
immunity -would not longer.be anything;
but an empty word; at any time the com
merce and navigation of third powers
would haye. to suffer from their harmless
or even indirect relations .with one or
the other of the belligerents; the latter
would no -longer be entitled ' merely to
require entire Impartiality of a neutral
and to forbid him from Interfering In any
way in the hostilities, but they would
place upon hie freedom of commerce and
navigation restrictions the lawfulness of
which international law has refused . to
Note is Brief.
The text of the American note, which
Is said to be brief, will be made publlo
when word of Us delivery to the French
foreign office is received by the State
department. . . ."
Officials of the State department appar
ently think the French government may
see fit to contest the contention of the
United States and that the men will not
be released until further communication
have passed between the two govern
ments. This opinion la based on the as
sumption that the commander of the
Descartes wss acting in accordance with
The French ambassador here is believed
to have been advised of the Intentions
of the United States during; a conference
held late yesterday with Secretary
All Greek Ships
LONDON, Dec. It. -The Greek govern
ment, It was learned here today, has
commandeered all Greek shipping In
British and American ports in an effort
to supply the deficiency tn food and coal
which exists in Greece as a result of the
entente allies' restrictions.
The Greek vessels will be loaded with
cargoes purchased by the Athens govern
ment, which does not anticipate the
same trouble as Is experienced by the
regular owners of . the ships in getting
these necessary commodities to Greece.
War Department Asks Twenty
Three Millions for Coast Defenses
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14-An Increase
of nearly W0 per cent over the sum spent
last year for big- gun, coast fortifications
and ordnance included In the general pre
paredness scheme l asked for In the
fortifications bill prepared by the War de
partment. Last year t4.oao.2K was spent;
this year t23.90e.i2a is asked.
The bill provide for I2,U3.000 for new
coast defense works and itemises eight
een new emplacements to be constructed
as against eight built last year. Refer
ence 1 mad to the authority granted
last year for the acquisition of a site
at Cape Henry for this purpose.
Approprlat'ona of tl.MT om for the pur
chase of other new sites for forts: I3.0u0,-
v, .or .....i.unnion ior seacoasi guns, ot
which ll.wo.ow would go into armor-
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Representative Bnchannan Aiks for
Impeachment of Snowden Mar
hal of New York. -f-
ALLEGE3 NEGLECT OF - DUTY
WASHINGTON, Dec' 14.Repre-
sentative Bucnanan of Illinois, a
labof tcJtool.tiaAhsa day
Mafiaali; VtHteS BHites attorney for
the south district of New York,
charging Llm with corruptly neglect
ing the duties of his office, with re
fusal to prosecute certain important
cases, with violation of the federal
and state eight-hour law, and other
Mr. Msrshall and Mr.- Buchanan are
Understood to have had some differences
in the 1 past over statements made by
Mr. Marshall regarding the Labor Na
uonai Peace Council, of which Mi.-. Huch.
anan is' an officer.
Representative Buchanan charged that
District Attorney Marshall had:
Neglected and refused to prosecute
men who made the port of New York
a naval base for foreign belligerent
Failed to proseoute ship owners, who
shipped explosives on vessels carrying
.Violated the-eight-hour laws of Ihe
state and federal government.
Publicly defamed, . slandered ' and
libeled ' people. '. . ,
' Neglected to prosecute notorious vio
lation of the law by trusts and monopo
lies. . . '
'Prostituted his office to the "'criminal
"I.call the attention',' of 'this house."
said 'Mr. Buchanan, "thst any 'attempt
on the part of Marshall's political or
financial masters to shlefd or to white
wash him, or to Interfere with or ob
struct the process of Justice In this case
will be sufficient to warrant the prompt
and drastic action which I shall ask this
bouse to take against, all such Interfer
The resolution was referred to the
Judiciary ' committee ' without further
Chairman Webb of the house Judiciary
committee said today that he did not
believe the committee' would consider
tne charge against Marshall before the
BILLINGS MAN KILLS
HIMSELF AT DENVER
DENVER. Colo., Dee. U-Myrle ft. Nel
son, . real estate broker, of Billings.
Mont., was found dead in bed at a local
sanitarium late yesterday with a knife
wound In his throat, said to have been
self-inflicted. Nelson came to the sani
tarium Sunday for a nervous ailment. It
piercing shells and authority to contract
for an additional I3.art.00u in ammunition
For the purchase and installation of
radlo-dynamlu torpedoes, recommended
for purchase last year, 947,0O0 Is asked.
It is also proposed to secure the patents
of John Hays Hammond. Jr., covering the
wireless control of torpedoes from shore
Stations, to be Improved by the govern
ment on Installation and wireless con
trol of torpedoes launched from aero
plane. Army expert have been working
The bill makes ample provision under
various sections for development of
mobile heavv suna tnr o.at
and the conftruollon of heavy field and
s ego guns and mortars for the army.
SNOW AND SLEET
TIE UP TRAFFIC
New Tork and New England Are
in Grip of Fint Great Storm
of the the Seaion.
WIRES DOWN, ' TRAINS STALLED
NEW .-YORK,'' Dec. r 14. Snow,
sleet and, at times cold, drizzling rain,
swept over practically allot. New
England and the'gfates orNew'YorTf,
Pertnsylvania'and New Jersey" nioSt ot
last night in a severe general storm
paralleling that of December 0, 1914
Having blown itself Out to sea to
day in the vicinity of Nantucket, the
storm likely will be followed by a
Bbarp drop of temperature through
out the states affected and will next
be heard of sweeping eastward along
the routes of the trans-Atlantic
Pnowwae still falling during the fore
noon In parts of New England and In
upper New York state. Wire trouble,
stalled trains, temporary milk shortage
In New York and street accidents fa
miliar to New York at storm time, all
came In as the sftermatti of last night's
Fifteen thousand men were shoveling
six Inches of snow from New York streets
(Contlnuod on Page Two. Column Two i
Grinnell Glee Club '
Starts On, Trip to
the Pacific Coast
ORINNELIx .la.. Deo. H.-8perlal.)
Boarding their private car in Des Moines
In the afternoon and giving a concert
at Hampton, la., the same evening, the
Grinnell College ee rlub will stsrt next
Friday on its .'W-nillo Christmas vaca
tion trip to the Pactflo roast. , In the
course of the trip the Glee club will sing
at Mason City, .Minneapolis, . Bismarck,
Great Falls, Helena, Seattle. Tacoma,
Portland, .Salt Lake. City and Colorado
Fprlng.. In . all . about thirty concerts
are Included . In the Itinerary. Twenty
yoi'ns men, students at Grinnell. will
make the trip. It is expected that while
the expenses will be very hcevy, running
to about lw per man, thst the club will
will be able to pay out or nearly so. .
Captured by Villa
EL PAHO, Tex., Dec. K According to
authentic sources here today General Villi
has taken to Chln iahua City as prisoners
thirty employes of the Piarson proper
ties of Madera, Chihuahua. iVarson rep
resentative her refuse to discuss the re
port. The thirty employes are all Amer
icans who sent their families out of
Madera on the advance of the Villa force
last week from Honors.
The National Capital
Tared), December 14, 1015.
. Majority .Leader Kltchln Introduced a
joint resolution sgresi upon by th dem
ocratic caucus last night emending the
emergency revenue law to December 41,
Kepubllcsn and progressive committee
oslgnmenu announced ty Minority
Minority leader Mann Introduced a
general tariff commlaaion bill.
1'renldanl'a nntiniit regarding revenue
mattera referred to waya and iiieu on
intttee, called to meet late today.
itepreaeiilallvs HuchaiiHii presented lm-Di-nchtnent
articles against H. Snowden
Marshall, I'niteU Stales attorney at New
Two suffraulats were denied permission
to addn-as tlix iioua.
Adjourned until noun Wednesday,
THREE ARRAIGNED IN FRISCO
SAN mANCiaOO, Cal., De. 14.
Plans for the destruction of muni
tion plants at Aetna. Ind , and lsh
penilng, Mich., wre revealed today
when there was mate public the de
tails of indictments returned yester
day aaalnst three alleged conspira
tors in German bomb plots.
Gary, Ind., and In ie, ( a ., ao we;-e
suggested to an al.ejed anent of t le con
spiracy as a fertile fir it for similar
work. Two fires and exploel-ins occurred
later at rinolo, at the p. nut ot the Her
cules powder ctmpary. The le-tera con
taining these pl.ml were three, a If gd
to hare been written to L mle J. Hmlth.
witters for tlie tovernmcnt atnlnat
Baron George Vilhel.n von B.-in.ken,
Chailea V, Crowley, a detective., wmplived
by the German Consul general, and Mre.
Martcaret ConneP. Crowley's vtrvlove.
the three persons Ind cto;l.
Floletsed ea rial:.
All appeared today fnr arraignment n
the two counts of each Indictment and
were released on bail ton.l of 1.0, 0) each.
The Indictments charged roii'PI ac y
Interfere with and dextray timmerw
with the alilr and us of tli mstls to
Inolte srson, murder and assassination.
Rpectflc charges were mad that the
three alleged plotters conspired by s-snd-Ir.g
a letter from here August I to Louis
3, Smith at the Nermann hotel, De
troit, Mich., in an attempt to l.vT.e him
to arson, mt-rder an I a tv-el..t:un by
burning certain bulU.lnss st Aeinn.'lnd.,
owned by the Aein Chemical ro.iipnny,
and works and build me at Iih.a n.ng,
Mich., owned by the Aetna Kxplostv
company ef New Tork. The inflcii-
meiit alleged that the letter was of a
character to Incite mlth to destroy em-
Orlsrla of Plot.
' The ei-nnptrery wss alleged to have had
Its Inception here May 1, 1918. and nu
merous dates and Incident and the con
tent of letters wre set forth.
Hmtth, was alleged to have been em
ployed by the defendants at lino a month
to further the conspiracy on May I. The
following day Crowley was alleged to
have paid Bmlth IK4 to go to Taooma,
Wash,, to obtain Information concerning
tha , sailings ef vessel from northern
ports for Vladivostok, Kuaala, and other
port) ' of the- allies. The vessels under
scfutlny Included the atesmsrs Hasel Dol
lar asi Taithybius, a;...- . f.
Bmlth was sent two 950 money orders
June 4 while he was at Taooma, snd Au
gust 1 Von Brlncken, at ths Palao hotel
here, paid bmlth Ittt.W, according to the
allegations. A Uchet t Nw Tork was
tS ot lh tartars sot out. in 4ridlnt.
mailt and signed "C" was dated tier Au
gust 12, 19ifi, sad contained a clipping tell
ing of a CO peg cent wag Increase to em
ployr of the Aetna, work. Th letter
was withaut punotuatlon and read!
."L. J. B.i Kncloeed JKnd clipping this
stuff goes to th I am sure they here
will glvs fly hundred for each and news
paper clippings and despatches to show
what dd you think Ishpeming and out
sld4 Oary, Indiana let me hear from you
nothing elr new." '
August 13 th defendant were alleged
to have put la' th mall a latter of a
nature to incite Bmlth to burn building
or th Hercules Powder company at Pt
note, Cal. .
. German Officials Meatloa.
There were negotiations concerning the
destruction of the Pinole plant according
to federal officials who said that letters
snd telegrams In the possessions of the
government showed that Smith fixed
price for the "Job" and that the matter
was "put up" to Frans Von Papen. re
called military attache of th Germany
embaeay at Washington.
A letter in which reference was mad to
these ; negotiation wss Included In C
Indictment, It was dated August U. anj
Dear 8.: Your last letter with clipping
to hand today and not what you have
to y I have taken It up with them and
B. (which federal official aald stooJ
for Frans flopp, Oermsn consul general
here) I awaiting decision of P. CKald to
stand for Von Papen ) In New York so
cannot advice you yet nd will Uo so as
sm as I get word from you. You might
tie up the situation In the meantime."
The last half of the letter referred to
arrangements for elding Emlth In obtain
ing from German authorities In Germany
his father's military records.
In about all 100 letters and telegrams
passing between the alleged conspirators
are said to have been obtained hv ih.
Mrs. Msrgaret Corneu, Indicted yester.
dsy after she ha been kept under ball
bond of 11,000 for a week simply a a
witness, was alleged to have been . ths
go-between between Von Brincken and
Half Million Join
The British Army
LONDON, Dc. 14-Accord!ng to th
Evening News, last week rush for en
rollment brought in more than 600,000 .
emits for the British army.
The vote for another million men for
th army which Premier Asqulth In
tended to move on Tuesday of this week
has been postponed until next week.
The premier had promised to giro the
House of Commons the result of the
earl of Itarby' recruiting campaign also
on Thursday, but It has been found Im
post bin to tabulate the foreigner In
time, and thla announcement Is likewise
postponed until next week.
STAGE COACH BANDIT
IS GIVEN FIVE YEARS
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Dec. li.-Edward
P. Trafton was aentenced to five year
in th federal prison at Leavenworth,
Kan., today In th United State district
court. Trafton recently was found guilty
of holding up and robbing several stage
coaches of tourist In Yellowstone Na
tional park tr. 1814. Tli court overruled
.a motion tor a new trial.
Official Statement from Sofia Says
4that the French Forces Have
Been Cut Off from the
TAXE FRENCH FRONT BY STORM
Fonr Regiments Are Cut to Pieoet
on Right Bank of the Rirer
PURSUIT IS BEING CONTINUED
BERLIN, Dec. 14. -(By Wireless
to Sayville.) Bulgarian troops have
broken through the Anglo-French
line and cut off the French forces
from the British, according to an of
ficial statement dated December 12,
received here from Sofia.
It is stated a long section of the
French front was taken by storm, the
French forces suffering heavy losses.
Tursult of the allied troops con
tinues. The statement as given out by th
verses News agency follows:
"The Bulgarians continued pursuit of
th Anglo-French troops on both bank
of the Vardar. In the direction by Olev
gell and Dolran. ' .
French Kroat Taken fcy Storm.
"on the right bank of the Vardar th
Bulgarian stormed the who! French
fmnt between Mllcktova and . gmoka
vltsa. southwest of Kovaneti. French
regiments number 45, 84. Its and 2M of
fered heavily. Near Nebortxl our cav
alry routed a French battalion and cap
tured. It commander.
"On the left bank of the Vardar w
ejected the French and British from for
tified positions on Raba mountain. The
defeated British withdrew to the south
east toward Bogdantsl. Th Macedonia
division broke through, captured Bog
dantil and captured the French. ,
"The French killed or captured, be
longed for the moat' part to General
Tlallloud'a division, composed 'of regi
ment number 175 and 1"4 and the sec-,
ond regiment of Zouaves.
"The pursuit continues." '
Kaiser Pat Preeaaro en Greece.
LONIK3N, Dec. 14. Germany appar
ently has no Intention of : permitting
Greece, to grant any further concessions
to the allies without a vehement protest.
. neuter's correspondent at Athens, says
German diplomat already have taken
Step which are likely to : add consid
erably t Greece's difficulties, If pressed.
. It Is announced unofficially at Athens,
tha oaarpeduaWi'o tn' that Gar-
many, ha 1 aUi Orseca "Twhother th
hew facilities afforded th allies com
promise wreek neutrality in any way."
Oreek official admit that the sltu
tioa Is becoming more delicate.. '
. In a later dispatch- the correspondent
rays it Is expected in Athens that a de
mand will. be mad for free passage ovr
Greek ' territory for the Bulgarian and
German force which are pursuing th
allied troops. 1
It is said unofficially in Athens that
the Germans, If they asplr to the en
joyment ot the same right as the allies
In Greek territory, probably ' will bo al
lowed a free hand, but that if Bulgarian
cross the frontier the situation will Imme
diately assume a different aspect in the
view of the Greek government.
The Athens newspaper Neon Asty at
tributes the following statement to an
"In any event the Bulgarians and Ger
mans cannot demand the disarmament ot
the allied forces. Greece cannot and does
not wish to disarm the allies.
"German diplomacy, which hitherto haa
displayed perspicacity and common sense,
will not demand of Greece what it 1 Im
possible to glv." ....
C'raae oil Again RUea.
TU1AA. Okla.,' Dec. . 14. Another ad
vance of 10 cent' in th price of crude
oil wsa announced today by th Pralrl
OH -and Gas . company. OH from the
Midcontlnent field Is now selling at IL
a barrel, only cents less than th rec
ord price of 1901 .
THE WANT-AD. WAY
Tbera waa once a young man aawsed
Lost hU watch and a chain and m
He put an ad In The IVeo
And the next day all three)
Gould txi sn slicking -out of hU
pocket. a -
The moral to this is quit plain
If yon loa a watch and rhavfaa
Put an ad tn The rice
And you'll very soon
They'll com bark a fast as a traia.
Your lost article will b quickly re
turned to you If yoti tell th finder
where you can be found. You etui do
this very easily by placing your lost a4
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