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VOU XLV NO. 172.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 191i TWKIiVK RAUKS.
Ob Train, at stotsl
Raws Steads, sto 59.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
RUSSIANS DIE IN
LINE OF FOEMEN
jjluicovites Batter Austrian Wall in
Galicia Ajrain and Again with
Fury, but Are Every
where Hurled Back.
Itheib I0SSESC ARE APPALLING
rlin Declares Effort of Enemy
f Advance Made in Vain
I at Heavy Cost.
Iground IS PILED WITH SLAIN
BERLIN. Jan. 4. (Via Wireless
to Sayville.) Desperate attempts by
the Russians to break through the
Austrian lines in Galicia are con
tinuing but, according to today's of
ficial statement by the Austro-IIun-garian
war office, they have been
nowhere successful and the Russians
are declared to have suffered very
.Capture by the Austrians of a
trench north of Dolje, in the Tolmino
section of the Italian front, is an
nounced. Battle Continuing:.
Tho statement says:
"The battle in east Galicia. Is continuing-.
The Russians continued unsuc
cessfully their attempt to break through)
our line near Toporouts. Bittei hand-to-
hand fighting took placo in destroyed
Mnihi non r liAPAhiiiift. east of liarlnczlo.
I where the Thirteenth Infantry regiment
aKain distinguished Itself.
"RusRlan attacks northesat of Okna
and against the Bridgehead at Uscxlo
and northesat of Bucxacz. likewise failed.
The Russian losses were appalling, in
district ten kilometers broaa. tne poaies
of 3,300 Russians were counieo. int num
ber of prisoners made northeast or
Bucsacx reached 800.
"General Boehm-Ermolll's troops on the
upper Ikwa shot down a Russian aero
plane and made its occupants, two of
"On the Italian frontier, Austro-Hun-garlan
aircraft shelled the enemy's sheds
' in Ala.
"An Austro-Hungarian troop captured
a trench north of DoUe. Three Italian
counter attacks were repulsed."
Sunk in a Collision
" li)NDONr. Jan,' 4. The Peninsular and
Or ental Steamer company issued a stato
ment today that the steamer Geelong'
was sunk in a collision with the steamer
Sinking of the Geelong- waa reported
lest night without mention being made
of the caue of its loss. No lives were
lcHt when It went down.
Men Are Re-elected
HASTINGS. Neb., Jan. 4. (Special Tel
egramsSuperintendent T. W. B. Ever
hardt and Principal Mitchell of the Hast
ings High school were re-elected by the
Board of Education laat night, though
heretofore the annual election haa taken
place In March.
Each waa given a raise of $200, making
the superintendent's salary I2.TO0 and the
HASTINGS GIVES BACKING
FOR THIRD CITY CLAIM
HASTINGS, Neb., Jan. 4. (Special Tel
egram.) Since a rival city has claimed
a larger population than Hastings, Secre
tary Blake of the Chamber of Commerce
wrote to the United States census bureau
to inquire as to Hastings' rank among
the cities of the state In point of size.
Director Bam L. Rogers replied that
Hastings with a population of 10.783
"takes the rank of the third city in Ne
braska." The rival claim was made on an esti
mate by the census bureau and not an
rmrut nil T n. m. Wednesday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffa and Vicinity
(Ibam n 4 n.ii.h nnlrlr
Temperatures at Omann imcriwr.
S-7X?3 11 a.
5 p. in
4 p. m
6 t. m
( p. m
7 b. m
8 d. in
191. 1915. 1914. 1913
.... t 42 IS 7
....35 ii 13 IK
.... 47 SI 1.. Tt
00 00 .03 .(
tires from the normal t Omaha
and compared with the last
Kxceas for the day
Total defi'-ltnfv alnce Alarih 1.
ik.riri.nMu fjii tlkA rlav
Total precipitation since March 1. .27.41 In.
iKflclency since March 1 1M Inches
-Deficiency, cor. period. in.. -i ""
Deficiency, cor. period, 19U.... 6 Inches
liryorts from Stations at T I. M
tatton and Stat Temp High- Rain
of Weather. 7 P in. eat fall.
ChntM,. Hoar 38 W
fHavenport. raining 4
' Hnr. clear M M
' 1txs Motne. cloudy H M
j,r North Platte, clear 32 42
-"ni iia, ciouay '
Jtapld City, clear V
hcridan 4 14
Moux City, clear ?4 M
U A. WIIiH. tral Forecaster
T Iniikates trace of piecpiUHon-
BODY OF GENERAL
TO LIEjN STATE
Friends of Grenville M. Dodge May
View His Pace This
LEADING MEN SEND CONDOLENCE
TV. f..r.A,-.1 nf Hun...! r ..-11 1 '
A ft u u n . v& uuci ni vi i i 11 i iiiu
M. Dodge will be held tomorrow aft
ernoon at the Council Bluffs resi
dence on Third street. The services
will begin at 1 o'clock. He will be
buried with full military honors. !
The casket, borne on an artillery
caisson, will pass through the prin
cipal streets. All city and county
offices, all the banks and commercial
offices and all of the public schools
in his home city will be closed during
the afternoon. Retail stores also
will be closed.
The body of General Dodge will
lie in state at the Third street home
for two hours this afternoon, from 2
until 4 o'clock, and for two hours
tomorrow forenoon, from 9 until 11.'
At the conclusion of the religious serv
ices at tho house the funeral cortege will
move from Third street to Willow avenue,
west on Willow avenue to Fourth street,
north on Fourth to Broadway, east on
Broadway to Oak street, south on Oak
to Pierce and thence-on Pierce to the
Walnut Hill cemetery.
Nine companies of the Iowa and Ne
braska National Guard will form the
military escort under command of Major
M. A. Tinley of the Third Iowa regiment.
All of the officers of each company will
be present and the Third regiment band
will play. In normal times a regiment
of regular army soldiers would have he
present, but none is now near enough tu
Prominent Men to Attend.
No definite Information was received up
to 6 o'clock last evening concerning; the
military men and others who will come
from the east. Senator A. B. Cumruings
wired from Washington yesterday morn
ing for the time of the funeral. It is
certain that many distinguished men will
Teleirrani of Condolence.
Telegrams poured Into the Dodge home
yesterday and Inst evening. One woe
fro mex-Presldent Taft, as follows:
.t- .v,. .ii n.nnr.i n,. !
viil m. Dodgo my deep sympathy
In their sorrow; Generat Dodge was the
last surviving general of an army In the j
civil war. His services to his country .
were highly appreciated by those who
know best what they were, and among
those waa a lifelong friend, U. 8. Grant. )
General Dodge deserved well of hla coun- !
try, not only because of the great work
ha did for her in the civil war. but also
and the expansion of th rraat west by
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Knights of Zion to
Call Congress of
Tnnm ! A A
UCWO 111 Xllilul lud
CHICAGO, Jan. 4. Delegates to the
convention of the Knights of Zlon, in
session today, decided on plans for assem
bling an American congress of Jews to
discuss the present status of the Jewa
throughout the world and to form the
nucleua of a permanent Jewish congress.
After the proposed congress had been
discussed a call for its session waa for
mally Issued and plans for assembling 600
delegates from th western states were
Th new congress Is to be held her on
January 23 and Its promoters plan to so
develop th idea that the body will be
come national, with delegates from every
tat In the country and ultimately de
velop Into an International organisation.
which oould have a voice In a peace con
gress if on la called after the close of
the European war.
Royal Golden Book
Will Record Work
nf Pplcrinn Pplipf
01 .Deigld.Il IltilltJl
HAVRE, France, Jan. 4 A Belgian
royal decree has been Issued creating th
Oolden Book to commemorate th acts
of generosity and charity toward Bel
glum during th wr.
The book will contain three parts. The
first will give a complete list of the mone
tary gifts that th generosity of th peo -
ples of th world hav ptaced at th dis
posal of Belgium. In the second part will
be a nolle of each organisation created
tc feed and help th Belgian during th
German ocupatlon, with th names of
the persons who directed the organisa
tions. The third part will describe th
work of the various institutions formed
abroad or In the unoccupied territory to
succor refugees, wounded prisoner and
In general all Belgian victims of the war.
Major Part of Eddy
Trust Fund Will Be
Taxed in Bay State
CONCORD. N. H., Jan. 4. Only ons
slxtb of the trust fund of S2.S00.000 created
by the late Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy,
founder of the Christian Science church,
can be taxed by th city of Concord, ac
cording to a ruling of the New Hamp
shire supreme court today. Ihs town of
BrookJlne, Mass.. to wnlch Mrs. fcddy
moved from Concord, contended th ma
Jor portion of the fund should be taxed
KANSAS CITY FEDERAL BANK
OFFICERS EXCHANGE JOBS
KANSAS CITT. Mo.. Jan. 4.-J. . Mil-
Icr. Jr.. federal reserve agent and chair
man of the board of directors cf the Fed- reoover ,roin the shock. H is said not
eral Reserve bsnk here, re!ned today 1 10 n.e teen to Coin In two years, al
and Immediately was elected governor though he lived only two miles from town,
of the bank. Charles M. Sawyer, who (The farmer waa a diligent student, well
mas governor, will succeed Mr. Miller as reared and posted on current affairs,
federal agnt here. It aas raid No ex- ' Ktw neighbors saw the blase of the fire
(lai.atlon was made of the change. jaud a general alarm was nut given.
BARON VON BURIAN,
foreign secretary of Austria,
who is conducting the An
cona correspondent with
Secretary of nsing.
He cond"" tnatic
n" ' voV -vaiyupto
th v , .. uie entrance of
Ita-ito the war.
TWO LEADING RACE
FOR FEDERAL JUDGE
! Woodrough or Thomas Likely to Be
Appointed Soon Following
Wilson's Return to Capital.
BILLS OFFERED BY NEBRASKANS
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. (Special
Telegram.) With the return of the
president from his honeymoon it Is
expected that an apoplntment to the
vacancy on the federal bench of Ne
braska, caused by the death of Judge
Munger, shortly will be made.
Of the candidates two names ap-
pear to stand out J. W. Wood-
rough of Omaha and J. J. Thomas or
w. H. Thompson of Grand Island has
the endorsement of former Secretary of
State Bryan and Representative Shallen
brger besides a numbr of the leading
democrats In the state. Judge Halllgan
of North Platte is strongly endorsed as
Is Judge Harry 8. Dungan of Hastings,
the second choice ot Congressman Bhall-
'Wibw gei- in the event Thompson should
be ruled out on account of age.
Then there are those who toellev C. J.
Smyth and S. A. Rush of Omaha are
Quietly being considered for th place,
but after the candidates have all been
examined, elr fitness gone into, their
past performances reviewed, as they aay
in the racing stables with reference to
thoroughbred runners, It looks as If
i Judge Thomas of Seward or Woodrough
of Omaha would land the place, provid
ing Judge Thompson of Grand Island la
"out of It" on account ot ag.
Representative Shallenberger today In-
troduced two bills, on creating a com
mission of five persons to be known as
the United States commlsion for endur
ing peace, whose purpose it shall be to
aid in bringing about enduring peace at
the earliest oosslblc moment," and the
other provides for the loaning of postal
savings funds on farm lands at 4 per
cent Interest, being a modification of
rural credits bills, of which' there ar
Some of the features of th Shallenber-
i-imi rrdlta hill ara Interesting in
that he provides that the limit of d
posits In postal saving banks shall be
removed and that postal inspectors shall
Inspect the lands upon which th loans
ar sought, and that the legal features
associated with the loans shall b per
formed by the United States district at
torney's ofic in the several states.
Congressman Dan V. Stephens lntro
jt..A i.iii. tiuinv which he aays'if
enacted into law will remove nine-tenth
rlBk for thla country."
j Th fir,t provides that no American or
neutral ship shall be allowed clearance
j or entry Into any port of th United
States If It carries botn coniraoana oi
war and citizens of tho United 8tates at
the same time.
The second prohibits ships of belliger
ent nations clearing or entering American
! ports regardless of the nature of thelr
cargo If they carry citlaens of th United
McVaaa to Omaha.
E. J. McVann of Omaha, who was
called for a conference with the coal
operators In th Pocahontas, Tug River
and Th acker fields In West Virginia. Ken
tucky and Virginia regarding tna aa
vane In Norfolk and western coal ratea
to th west of 15 cents per ton, left for
Omaha tonight. A a result of this con
ferencve Mr. MteVann was retained by
th Interests above mentioned today to
handle th suspension proceedings before
the Interstate Commrc commission ai!
(Continued on Pag Two, Column One.)
Suicidal Shot Sets
Fire to Big Barn
SHENANDOAH, la.. Jan. 4 (Special
Telegram.) Th reolver shot fired with
suicidal intent which fatally wounded
Aleck McNerney, a well-to-do farmer
ne-p coin, evidently set fir to the barn.
- 1 and victim of th self-inflicted wound
ran fifteen rod, hla clothing ablaae, and
Jumped over a fifteen-foot embankment
Into a creek. After an all-night search
hla lifeless body was found lying In water
which barely covered him.
Th coroner's jury brought In a verdict
of aulclde. Mr. McNerney waa M years
old unmarried and made his horn with
- .. - a moth., -ho la not exnseted to
KAISER HAS CANCER
OF THROAT, CANNOT
SPEAK, SAYS MATIN
Paris Paper Says that is Reason
German Emperor Did Not
Go to Warsaw, Constan
tinople or Brussels.
REVIVAL OF OLD TROUBLE
Operation Performed Similar to One
Made Ncceisary Four
SAID TO BE ONLY PALLIATIVE
PARIS, Jan. 4. (Delayed.) The
Matin affirms, notwithstanding de
nials, that the German emperor is
suffering from cancer of lh throat
and is no longer able to speak.
"In February, 1911." a cording to
the Matin, "the doctors were consid
ering whether it was necessary to re
move the entire larynx in ordf-r to
stay the progress of the disease.
They raised the question as to
whether he emperor would be able
to speak if such an opera Ion were
I.eadlnsr Sperlallnt (nnanltrd.
'The leading specialists of every cap
ital In Europe were consulted. It was
learned that an eminent surgeon of rails
had, with an artificial larynx and a
breathing tube opened Into the trachea,
restored the power of speech to cancer
ous patients who had undergone total
ablation of the affected organs.
'This doctor, whose name the Matin
withholds for reasons of professional
etiquette, was asked to go to Berlin by
the German ambassador. He was offered
100,000 franca and all his exVcnscs and
waa requested" to bring with him a
patient who had been fitted with the
apparatus, so that the emperor himself
might see If he wa sabel to sprak.
Similar Operation Performed,
'Meanwhile, as a result of a minor
operation with a bistoury and a few
weeks' absolute rest, tho emperor's con
dition Improved, as Is often the case In
thla disease, the progress of which Is
Implacable, but slow. It Is another oper
ation of thla kind which haa Just been
performed. But It Is only pallatlve. The
German emperor must either make up
his mind to complete removal of tho
larnyx or b stifled by th growth.
"Thla explains why the emperor went
neither to Warsaw, Constantinople nor
Henry Ford Avoids
DETROIT, Jan. 4. Henry Ford, leader
of th peace mission to Th Hau. re
turned to Detroit today, but at the sta
tion he avoided a delegation of local
cltlsen who had planned to welcome htm
and present him with a floral piece In
recognition of his peace efforts.
He remained in hla private car and
proceeded to hla country, home at Dear
born. A public meeting in honor of Mr.
Ford is being planned for the near fu
ture. The only member of the Ford party who
left th train In Detroit waa Rev. Sam
uel S. Marquis, dean ot St. . raul'a ca
Rev. Mr. Marquis said that early to
morrow morning he will don his working
clothes and proceed to the Ford factory,
where he la under engagement for a
year to study sociological conditions
among the 20,000 employes of th factory.
Ohio Demo Opposes
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. Representative
Sherwood, democrat of Ohio, led off a
number of preparedness speeches in th
house today with an onslaught on
"armament makers and militarists." II
proposed reducing the army to 60.000
Representative Sherwood said he had
fought In forty-two battles of the civil
war, left the army a general, and was
now ready, at SO years, to ennst If danger
threatened th country, although h spoke
against preparedness. He told th house
"th people back home" were agalnat th
entire preparednesa plan.
The National Capital
Met at noon and adjourned out of
respect to th memory of the late Jus
tice Lamar until noon tomorrow.
Met at noon.
tiecretary MlfAdon asked a rush ap
propriation of fhw.ouO for rural sanitation
and fighting typhoid and pellagra.
The administration rural credits bill
The naval affairs committee arranged
to begin public hearinas tomorrow, start
ing with yards snd docks.
Representative Campbell of Kansaa in
troduced a resolution for the creation nf
an International federation of nations to
Dreserv international peace.
Tribute were paid by severaj members
to th late Justice Lamar and the iat
Adjourned at ! Z2 o clock until noon
A Busy Year.
Keep Abreast of
GEN. DE OURIERES DE
CA3TLENAU, who became
French chief of staff when
Gen. Joffre was promoted to
the supreme command of all
the armies in the field. He
fought in the campaign of
1870 and has seen service in
Cochin China and Algeria.
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SENATE TO ATTACK
Republican Leaders Take Exception
to Conduct of Relations with
Europe and Mexico.
SENATE SESSION IS VERY BRIEF
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. An ex
pectcd attack on the administration's
foreign policy and its course in the
ubmar'ne crisis failed to materialise
in the senate today when that body,
after being In session less than ten
minutes, adjourned until noon , to
The reason assigned for the sudden
adjournment by leaders on both
s!des was that several senators who
had expected to have business to
present did not have It ready. The
motion on which thesenate ad
Journed, however, was in observance
of the death of Associate Justice
Lamar of the supreme court.
Earlier in the day Chairman Stone of
submarine crisis told the president he
had heard intimations that soma senators
were going to assail tho administration's
course, and that some others were going
to attack the Mexican policy.
The international situation was upper-
(Continued on Page Two, Colunm One.)
Three Million Men
Join British Army
Within Seven Weeks
LONDON, Jan. 4. Lord Derby's re
cruiting figures ar for th period be-
tween October 23 and December 15 and
show that 1.160.000 unmarried men and
1.679,261 married men presented them'
selves for service.
Of th grand total of 2.829,263 married
and single men, 103,000 unmarried and
112.431 married men enlisted Immediately
840.000 single men and 1.344,979 married
men were attested for future service.
Of the single men 207.000 were rejected
while 221,863 married men were not ac
cepted by the recruiting officers,
The Earl of Derby report shows that
the total men of military age In England,
Scotland and Wales, who were not en
listed when the canvass begsn were
single men. 2.179.MI, and married men.
2,832.110, a total of 6,911.411.
The total of atteated, enlisted and re
jected men aggregate .OT2.2K3.23 and th
available men aggregating 6,011,441, shows
that there are 2.1X2. 178 men who did not
offer their services.
Britons Try to Grab Big Potash
Deposits in the United States
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4.-Charg.s of
fraud have been made by the I'nlted
States land office avalnst the California
Trona company, which figured promi
nently In th so-called Hearlea Lak
Potaah war three years ago, when It de
fended claims aggregating Sloo.tt'O.UiiO
against II. E. Le and several others.
This announcement was marie laat niifht
by former Judxe T. P. O'Brien, attorney
for Victor Harndt, who protested th
Isauanca of patents to the Trona com
pany. The Trona company, he said, has
been summoned to appear befoi th
register of the land office at Indepen
dence, Cel.. to answer the charges.
Barndt, who la president of the Rail
road Valley company at Nevada, at
tacked the Trona company's application
on the ground that while It Is a Califor
nia corporation, most of it stock la held
by th Consolidated Oold Fields of
Alsska, a British corporation. Th De
partment of Interior has sustained th
contention as follows:
"During the years 1911 and ItlS and
it all times fines, all accounts of the
aj Trona company relative to the said
..lining c.aini. including the filing of its
Simon Refuses to Reconsider Resig
nation and McKenna and Run
ciman May Also Resign.
FRICTION IS OVER ARMY BILL
LONDON, Jan. 4. It again be
comes evident that the cabinet crisis
far from ended. The only definite
point Is that Sir John 3imon, secre-
try of stole for home affairs, has
Me had a prolonged interview with
rremier Asqulth jcstertlsy. The
temler did his utmost to induce Sir
ohn to remain In the cabinet, but
without avail, and it is almost rer-
pin that the home secretary's resig
nation mill be officially announced
on the reassembling of Parliament.
The position of lt.!i:M M 'Kcnna.
haiicrllnr of the eche.ci. and Walter
R.imlmnn, president of the Hoard of
Trade, la s'.l I unriccMed. Thry are mak-
ng the nccmitK.ve o' the government
umpuli 'o.i III coih.I Iciiuil upon secur-
rg n conceHHlon to tlie.r v. ens on the
vrntual aixn of the army.
lit this in liter i'remlrr Aatiith ia In
i einlnrriiKKliiK poaillon. He la being
tionnly Impelled from the outside not W
leld this point end It la believed a ma
jority of tho cuhlnel Itself la aaalual
heir vlewa. Heme toilHy s Hireling of
he cabinet to conaUier the Intent draft
of the comptilHlon bill mny result In fur
ther change and may possibly result
In the realgnstiona of these two Impor
Will Tint Apply to Ireland.
Th treatment of lreiand la another
thorny problem and the conflicting state,
rnents regarding this matter may be an
Indication of the struggle which will go
on In the cabinet thla morning. All the
pa per a, both conscnptlonlsts and sup
porters of voluntary enlistment agree
that Ireland will be excluded from the
operation of tho bHl and that the press
association statement that Ireland would
be Included waa Inaccurate. According
to Ihe Tlmee, Ireland was Included In th-
first draft of th bill which waa only In
tended lo provide a convenient basis for
The Morning Post expreaaes the belief
that Premier Asqulth has been able to
glr Mr. McKenna ana Mr. Runciman
aeburancea that meaaurr n and will
be taken to ensure tnat a sufficient
number of men will b loft, not only to
carry on th manufacture of munitions
but all trades vital td the Interest of the
country. Th Post, although a conscrlp
tlonlst paper, attache Importance to th
retaining ot thee two ministers In the
Navy aad Manllloan riant.
Th Dally Chronicle says that th new
bill will contain a clause ; safeguarding
th navy from the danger of the bill
sweeping all efficient men Into th army,
and estimates that when all allowances
ar mad for unfit men and tho re
quired for the manufacture of munition
and for other necessary services, th new
bill will bring only 200,000 men into tne
Wednesday's sitting of Parliament will
be of exceeding Interest. Resldea Premier
Asqulth's statement. Blr John Simon will
make a brief address, explaining- hi po
sition. II had already taken formal fare
well of his department chiefs. Th names
of Lewis Harcourt, first commissioner ot
works, and Herbert Bamucl, chancellor
of the Duchy of Lancaster, are men
tloned among his possible aucoesiors at
th home office.
South Wales Miners
May Strike Against
LONDON. Jan. 4. Th South Wales
miners appear to b dead against eon
scrlptlon. Jame Winston, president of
th South Wales Miners' federation. In a
speech at Pontypool yesterday, an
nounced that the xecutlv commute
had passed a resolution ' unanimously
"I know what I am saying." h added,
"ITnlesa the politicians of this country
ar careful they will stop the South
Wales coal fields and there will b no
coal for the navy."
for Typhus Fever
LARKIKJ. Tex., Jan. 4. A gaaollne bath
has been adopted In Nuevo Iarcdo, Mex.,
to orevent typhus Infection. It Is ap-
Dlled. however, only to suspects of un
usual personal untidiness. Federal health
officials said today that a typhus epl
demlc along the Mexican border la un
likely If proper precautions ar taken.
application for patent and acta Incident
thereto, have been performed not In
good faith to. secure title to th land to
Itself, as a domestic corporation as ton-
Ljemplated by law, but fraudulently for
the purpose of securing title for and In
the Interest of non-resident aliens, who
under th law ar not qualified to re
ceived a patent from th United States."
Th Bear lea lake claims, which ar
said to contain the largest potash de
posits in the United States, were lo
cated In IMS by C. F. Dolbear, In a
series of claims by elcht persona.
The California Trona company waa or
ganised by Doibvir and his associates.
The Improvement work thus far Is said
to have cost S2,to0,.
According to Victor Barndt the Soarles
lak deposits ar ample to supply th
United State with potash for mor than
The "Potash war" arose whin H. E.
Le relocated th claims and attempted
to do th required assessment work when
financial difficulties had caused the
Trona company to cease operations. Let
Is not Involved In th present contro
IN PERSIA CRISIS
Wilson Consults Heads of Foreign
Affairs Committees Over
LEADERS OPPOSED TO HASTE
They Do Not Wish Public Opinion
Inflamed Until Facts of Case
Are at Hand.
TUMULTY ISSUES A STATEMENT
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. Late to
day, after conferring with President
Wilson, Secretary Lansing sent
orders to the American consuls at
Alexandria, Malta and Cairo to
gather at once all available affidavits
from the Persia survivors and to
cable summaries. The Idea is to bring
in definite information speedily.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.-Th new ub-
marine rrlats wss practically at a stand
still today, while the government awaited
exact details of the operatlona of Teu-
on!c submerslbles In the Med it errs nee n.
There were evidences that admlulatra-
lon leaders, while not In the leaat mini- .
mixing the dangers and possibilities of
he latest complications brought on by
the destruction of th liner Persia, are
anxious that the ptiblla tnlnd should not
bo Inflamed further while the president
nd his advisers are trying to suspend
Judgment and all the agencies nf the gov
ernment were In motion to collect all the
facta upon which the next move may be
For the final time since foreign relations ,
became delicate during the war. President
Wilson today conferred with th leaders
of the congressional committees which
deal with the subject and It waa after
ward announced that they were to be
advised of the steps and developments In
Thla action mot the approbation of
many senators and representatives who
have been contending that in such a
serious situation aa the present promise
to become, congress ahould be consulted
In any moves wlilch may be mad.
Adjournment Postpone Attack.
An expected attack on the administra
tion policy probably waa avoided by a
harty adjournment of the senate within
ten mlnutea after It assembled and there
waa no indication of an outbreak In the .
house. A meeting ot the senate foreign
relations commute tomorrow at which
the subject was- xpeod- to com tip
waa . deferred Until later in th week,
awaiting further information, leaders
For the president Secretary Tumulty
Issued a' statement to tne country prom
ising th administration would act as
soon a facta could b gathered.
At th Whit House and at th State
department the tension of th crista was
evident, but there Vas an atmosphere
of moving carefully and surely.
Senat Committee to Meet.
Senator Stone later said th meeting ot
th 'foreign ' relations commute called
for tomorrow probably would b deferred
until later in th week. The purpose ot
th postponement was. to give more tlm
for collection of fact relating to the
sinking of th Persia and other vessols
in th Mediterranean. Many senator In
terested in the foreign situation reflected
th view that all farts in poasession of
th State department bearing on destruc
tion of ship would b submitted to con
gress without formal request by resolu
tion. Kansas City Closes ,
Schools in Honor of
Late Editor Van Horn
KANSAS CITT, Mo., Jan. 4. The Board
of education today ordered all pubilo
school In City Kansas cloaed tomor
row afternoon as a tribute to th mamory
of Colonel Robert T. Van Horn, founder
and first editor of the Kansaa City Jour
nal, who died yesterday. Th publlo
library also will b closed, whtl flags
on all buildings will be at half mast.
Th funeral of Colonel Van Horn will
be held tomorrow afternoon. Burial will
be in Kansas City.
Th active pallbearers will be members
of the staff of the Kansaa City Journal.
Mob Takes Strike
Leader Away from
Officers at Erie
tRIE. Pa.. Jan. 4. Five policemen on
guard at the plant of the Erie Malleable
Iron Foundry company, where 400 work
men struck yesterday, were overpowered
by a large crowd of strikers and their
sympathisers today when they arrested
on of the strike leaders. The hand
ruffed nian was taken from th police
and hurried away. No further arrest
have been made.
The Day's War Nets
PRESIDENT WILSON retarae t
Washington todny ana eonaalted
wllk member af tho seaats for
eta relations committee rearard
Insr th altaatlon ereatea hy tho
nhmnrln campaign la th Medi
terranean. PtRTKlLiHI REUARDINO th
Inklnsj of th Penlnanlar and Orl.
ental steamer Uecloasj ar atlll
lacklnar, exeesit thnt It I known
that taere wna no luaa ( lit
when It want aova.
rUICR THK Karl af Derby mlnn
for British reeraltlasr 3,8S,3l.t
men presented themanlv let
service, l.eTSltaS belnsr mnrris
aa 1,160,000 na married.
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