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o, The Omaha Daily PABI 0iE. NEWS SECTION TAGES ONE TO TEN. THE WEATHER. Unsettled VOL. XLV NO. IS.). OMAHA, TIIUKSPAY MORNING, JANUARY JO, r.MtfTWKXTY IWUKS. On Trains, at Hotel Wews stands, tc, so. srXOLK COPY TWO CENTS. Bee f: FREE FIELD OPEN FOR CANDIDATES IN STATE G. 0. P. Gathering of Republicans at Lin coln Refuses to Endorse Any one for Delegate to Chi cago Convention. LEADERS AIL BURY HATCHET Make Speeches in Which Party Harmony is the Watch word. CLEAR THE DECKS FOR ACTION (From a Stuff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Jan. (SpeclgJ.) The democratic political thermom eter suddenly dropped several de crees below zero todady, caused by the gathering of republicans of the state, which the opposition hoped would break up- in a jangle. The meeting proved to bo one in which harmony was apparent in copious showers and the speeches made by former antagonists indicated that as far as the repulbloans were con cerned there was no need of getting together, for tho party was already together and stronger because of tho difficulties of the past. The meeting was called to order by II. M. Bushnell of Lincoln and on motion of F. M. Currie, Judgo A. C. Epperson of Clay county was selected hair man of tho meeting. K. L. Westerfleld of Scott's Bluff was se lected secretary. In his Introductory remarks Mr. Bush nell railed attention to the petitions which had been circulated over the state and said that about .1,000 names wero at tached thereto. Tho petitions called for the assmbling togthr of rpubltcans of the state for tho purpose of selecting del egates to bo voted on at tho primary for delegates to tho national convention, to bo chosen from former members of the two factions In order that harmony might prevails. Opposed to Choice- Now. I. D. Hlchard of Fremont opposed the plan as set forth by the petitions and made a motion that tho meeting select no delegates. G. W. Wattles of Omaha, who was supposed to have fathered tho idea which insulted in the meeting promptly arose lo his feet and In-a-strong speech said he had discovered that the plan did not -ict with, the approval' 6f rop'trblicans as i whole and that thcro were many op posing It. He said that his ambition to bo ono of the . .rti'lngatos- recommendnd amounted to nothing in comparison to the welfare of the repuMtran party and ho was now opposed to the meeting se lecting any names, but thought it better to listen to speeches by. ns many present as would like to speak and have a general nil around harmony meeting. The motion not to select delegates cur lied almost unanimously; two very faint "noea" coming from sowhehere in the house, but it was not discovered from I vhom they came. v Ross Hammond called attention to the .'act that somewhere without was a re publican candidate for the presidency, Henry D. Edtabrtek of New York, and moved that a committee be appointed to aeort him to the meeting. The chairman ippointed Mr. Htmmond, Crawford Ken aedy and General John L. Webster. Estabrook Talks. Mr. Estabrook was received with a turat of applajse when he mounted the tpeaker'a platform and started right out in a strong array of facts against con tinuing the democratic party in power. He said that President Wilson had said the republican party had not had a new idea in fifty years. "Neither has the Bible or the multipli cation table," said Mr. Estabrook. "Both were founded on a fundamental founda tion, always old." He said that Wilson had receded from all the things he had formerly advocated and had discovered no new ones. "We republicans should never again al low our ancient and venerable enemy to stalk rough shod into the position he now holds," said he. "Lincoln was assassinated because he was a republlcun." said Mr. Sstabrook; "Garfield was shot because he was a re continued on Page Three, Col. FouFT) The Weather Forecast till 7 p. m. Thursday; For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity Snow and rain and warmer. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday. It a. ni H -SN-OW ?-!":::::::::::::: ZjsX-i 10 a. in 22 VS1V-V- 11 a. in 23 7 'i -r-r--- 13 iii 71 I p. in S a p. in '-'? 4 p. Ill -tl n p. in : M' i p. m .1 It. Ill SI mi i. in 27 launirallic Local Hecord. 1311. 1915. 1911. Uia. Highest yesterday - 31 .V. M I owcsl ve.-terdav M 17 17 II iun lomiicrs turc -1 4 'Si l.lnlluHnn " -W Temperature and precipitation de par tun from the normal: lLmal 1 ..nil ...l M i 111." 0 1'vMk, f.r Ihf. tla 1 Deficiency since Match 1. I! la . . . . . . .lu Normal prveiliilatbin ft! Inch w... n.lisiinn Mince March 1... .J7.W Inches Deficiency since March 1 l .o inches fiefictenuy cor. period 1H 3. 5 Inches Deficiency !'. period lU .M Indies liri.orla from stations T r. M. Elation n.fKit ' ' . Temp. High- Baln of WeMllif-fc. P. ni. t tail llHeiilM'. I. P I vrniKM't. i lui;il --' -'- i . 4" 4k i hi i .. J i,!,,, i.,n.Jv ' v....!. i.iu,i.. :t ;V. tiinalia. i louii "- llapi.t I'ity. clear 40 n . i1 Sheridan, cloudy 's- " Sioii I'ity. cloudy Valciil i'ie. clo'idv 30 T "T" iin!icaie trace of precipitation, s. 4 uiriau. Local fiuvulM. PRESIDENT OF THE MEO-WEST IMPLEMENT DEALERS. Ed Lehmkuhl IMPLEMENT MEN OPEN CONVENTION President Ed Lehmkuhl Tells Deal ers of Reforms Which They Must Inaugurate. SHOW IS DRAWING BIG CROWDS President Ed Lehmkuhl of the Mid-west Implement Dealers' asso ciation. In bis annual address at the opening of the convention in- the Auditorium, advised some action be taken regarding the alleged Sisal trust, advised the implement retail ers to put themselves at once Into position to handle the tractor busi ness, which is a rapidly growing business, advised the retailers to Bee that they have their territory care fully defined by buying territory with goods and goods with territory, and told them they must be fair In the matter of returning goods unsat isfactory, as any unnecessary con cessions made by the manufacturer along this line must necessarily even tually increase theecsfet 'goods to the dealer. President Lehmkuhl made his address tihort, but full of points. Ho called at tention to the claim made by the 'lane manufacturers that under present Bell ing conditions it takes SJ of capital to do a dollar's worth of business. "Tho state iiimit noes unchallenged, " he said, "and if it is true, we' should welcome a more efficient plan." , 'Attention." he said, "has also recently been CHlled to ti e newly formed sisal trust. This Is an organization in the south which has obtained control of the supply of sisal fibre of Yucatan, where it is produced. Since then there have been several systcmutic advances in price that do not seem warranted ty supply and demand. I advise some action In this matter. "The farm tractor business demands our earnest and careful consideration. Many of the retailers have not been in p position to handle It, and the result is that the' manufacturers have gone straight to the farmer and handled it themselves. The dealers were not equipped with floor sj.aee and all ncccs eary to handln this buniness, which came upon thrin suddenly. It has come to be a greHt thing, and the dealers should put thems Ives in a position to handle this at once. A better understanding with the manufacturer must be reached." Must Buy Territory. Touching the matter of territory. Presi dent Lehmkuhl held that the only way to be sure of territory is to buy territory with goods. "Let us buy nnd contract for territory at the time and In the same transaction with our goods," he said. "Follow two rules, buy territory with goods and goods with territory. Always arrange the quantities of each to suit you and you have the vexing question settled." The convention opened formally at 2 (Continued on Fmo 8. Column 1.) Fruit Jobbers Elect Officers MEMPHIS, Tcnn., Jan. l. T. D. Turner of Oklahoma City was today elected president of the Western Fruit Jobbers' association, succeeding W. H. j c..,.u r,r nnrlinKton. la. Other officers al . chosen were: .m. an. neu, oiircii"i ja.. C. A. Kirr. Chicago, and Ixiuls Kenny. Hastings, Mo., vice presidents; A. R. Currie, Hutte, Mont; W. II. Orupe. Iowa; II. J. .Stillmeyer, St. Ixiuls; C. I'. Peppers, Kansas City, and Z. I. Kort, Denver, directors. A resolution was adopted urging a con ference between officers of tho associa tion and officers ofthe express com panies after a committee had condemned methods of express companies In handling perishables. Colonel E. M. House Will Go to Paris LONDON. Jan. 19. Havlns concluded his conference with prominent British of ficials Colonel V.. M. House, personal rep. resentaltve of President Wilson, will de part for Purls tomorrow. Colonel House talked ith all the prominent members of tho cabinet, as well aa a number of financiers and business men. In Paria be will be the guest of Wil liam G. Sham, American ambassador. He will remain there until Sunday, then ,u to licrilo for a week. GAPn '"ZJ: ANVmnii AUTHORITY TO EXECUTE YILLA Mexican Chief Formally Proolaims Chihuahua Rebel an Outlaw and Declares His Life Forfeit. AMERICAN SOLDIERS TAKEN Unconfirmed Report Says Cavalry men Made Prisoners Aeross the Line. HEATED DEBATE IN THE SENATE HI I.I.KTI. WASHINGTON. Jan. 19. Gen eral Carranr.a telegraphed tho Mexi ean embassy here today that he had formally proclaimed Francisco Villa an outlaw and authorized his execu tion by any rlUten of the republic who might encounter him. An unconfirmed report here from Dotialaa. AH , that .vn a.h..o,. cavalrymen had been capturedd Mexican bandits. i-y WASHINGTON, Jan. 1?. ATter heated discussion over tho Mexican situation tho first meeting; of tho senato coniniltn.o on forelim relations, adjourned today without taking action on resolutions pro viding for intervention op sending: troops to aid Carransa in protecting American c.ltUens, Tho supject . vi ll bo taken up again next Wednesday. Senator Ktone declined to forecast the probable attitude of tho committee. Senator Uorah, who urged speedy action, has decided to make a canvass of tho senato to determine what support would ' be given an effort to consider proposals of intervention, should the foreign relations commltteo fall to act cm resolutions before It. Tho opinion pre- vatiea that none of the intervention reso- i them comes voluntarily into a Brit lutlon would bo reported at present and iMw nnrt that a majority of tho committee would uphold the president In his determination i to give tho Carranza government a chance to demonstrate its ability to establish order ln Mexico. The data called for In Senator Kail s resolution regarding the Carranza gov ernment and its recognition was not be fore the committee and Chairman Stone, who saw the president earlier In the day, could not say when It would be i ready. The committee did not consider the nomination of Honry p, t'lctclicr as I ambassador to Mexico. Intervention resolutions wore still under discussion when the committee adjourned to attend a session of the senate. "Senators Lodge and Sutherland also urged action by the committee. .Senators Clarke of Arkansas fchd Wil liams of Mississippi, democrats, spoke for leaving the Mexican situation at this stage in tho hands of the executive. Tho democrats seemed solidly In favor of such a course, excepting Senator, l'omcrene. who thought something should be done ! now. Senator Borah urged that a resolution ' be adopted authorizing the president to use the army and navy to protect Amer icans and proposed that the president In form Carranza that the United States was ready to take a hand. To leave pend ing resolutions without action, he arguod, was to keep the Mexican people in the dark as to what the United States in tended to do. New Treatment for pTnq Pmqnninn' k UClO JT UloUIililg lO T n pi rroving successiui ,TT,4 , ' . in., jan. j?. uuitve mus- Sell. Polish lfltwtrpr. uhn nnr1frwnt n ' transfusion operation yesterday when ljder., 8 quoted by the Social Democraten was taken to the Cook county hospital!, MJP t,Rt prefer8 decl.,ve .cllon f thA nnlnl nf HobII fpnm una nnluAti. ' lng, today was said by physicians to have a good chance of recovery. Mussell was the first human being in the Tnitcd States to undergo the treatment recently developed by a physician of the Chicago department of health. The treatment, which consists of substitution of healthy blood for the gas-Impregnated blood of the patient, was found successful on ani mals, but had never been tried on a human being In the United States. Doc tors In charge of Mussell'a case ex pressed the opinion that the transfusion treatment will prove of great value In treating cases where .ordinary methods of resuscitation have proved unavailing. Schreiber Takes Omaha Welfare Board Position Chairman Sturgess of the Welfare board yesterday afternoon received from K. I Schreiber of Brooklyn, N. Y., a message of acceptance of the superin tendency of the board at a salary of a year. Mr. Schreiber states he can be here during the early part of February. He 1h now engaged In child welfare work In Brooklyn, lie nsu six years or experi- encc in general welfare work In Kansas City and will come to Omaha well recom- mended. It is understood he will be ad - vanced in salary, aa the work here be comes established and be shows his fit ness. Members of British And French Cabinets Hold War Council!CAVALH IjOMON. Jail. 19. Members of the French and British governments held an other war conference this afternoon In Downing street. France was represented by Premier Brland and Jules Carabon, general under secretary of the foreign ministry, and Alexandre Miller, former minister of war. For the British, t Pre mier Asijuith, War Secretary Kitchener, Foreign tw-cietary Grey and First Ixjid of the Adnilradty Balfour, were present. A number of French and British mili ary and naval officers also attended the meeting. Further plans for active preca ution of the war were discussed. SWEDEN STRIKES BACK AT BRITAIN; HOLDING UP MAIL Scandinavian Country First of Neutral Nations to Make Re prisals for Sea Inter ference. STOPS THE POST FOR RUSSIA Tress of Northern Kingdom Much Aroused by Seizure by the English Navy. KINO CALLS FOR DEFENSES I LONDON. Jan. 1!. The on-i ( troversy between Great Ilrltain and j ' Sweden over the detention of malls ! has reached an impasse with both j sides 6tubhornly refusing to allow i its rival's malls to be expedited , l,m,us" ln" P'iv4j countries. i Sweden now is holding an enor- 4 L... .. L. A 1 f . i mous quantity of the RnRllsh post i destined for Russia, while mail is ' being taken from every Scandi navian liner brought into Kirkwall, Scotland. Swedden's action is the first tangible reprisal measure by a neutral. lltnron Protests Made. Vigorous representations are be ing made by the diplomats of both countries. Tho foreign office here takes the tlefinito stand that a par rel, no matter what class of postage It bears, is no more entitled to pro tection than is ordinary freight. Great Britain further claims tho right to censor mails in transit to other countries If tho ship carrying Swedish diplomats declare that since the SwcdiBh government for bids the export of certain articles it has a l ight , to hold up the British parcel post and to seize such goods, which, according to Knglish argu ment, are not entitled to any more protection than is ordinary freight. LONDON, Jan. 19. The Polltiken of Copenhagen, as quoted by the Ex change tlegraph correspondent there, says that anxiety has been aroused ln Stockholm by tho speech at the opening of the Swedish Parliament by King Gastave, who urged vigorous preparation of national defense ln view of the disregard on the part of beligerents of neutral rights. Tho situation is a source of con- j ccrn in Stockholm, the correspondent "ays, on account of the seizure by the British last week, of a large quantity of provisions from the Swedish-American steamship Stock holm, from New York to Stockholm. nrltlah HHcUrd Sharplr. The action of the British authorities Is criticised sharplv by tho Swedish Dress, I which expresses the ' opinion that the lne BC,r:a c"nuliue Barded as anything like an adequate ! t0 ffecl ofJhe "to meet tk. I relations between Sweden and Ureat;thera lg nj olhpr y I l'rltain. Some of the Swedish news- ,,. ." papers state that such acUons are worse than an open rupture. . in j HJalmar Branting. socialist leader the Mrrnnrl ftwriliah chamber, who re- a day too early rather than a day too late, in order to save Sweden from com plications. "It is noted that King Uustave In his speech from the throne did not make the usual reference to the good relations of Sweden with foreign powers," the correspondent adds. "Several interpella tions on foreign affairs are expected dur. inff tho session." - Gardner Asks for Probe of Own and Bryan's Activities WASHINGTON. Jan. lt.-Investlgation of the motives of supporters and oppo nents of preparedness was urged by Rep resentative Gardner of Massachusetts. reeentatlve Uadner of Massachusetts. Ilepreaentative Tavenner of Illinois, to- day before the house rules committee. Mr. Gardner's pending resolution would embrace organisations and individuals. Including himself. Representative Tsvsn ner and William J. Bryan. "Mr. Bryan, of course," Mr. Gardner told the committee "has a perfect right to make money out of his crusade acalm-t ir epareaness if ne inooees to no mo. However, if bis speeches are paid for. the public is the less likely to put fait.i i his accusations, especially when be (himself refuses to make good when tin y are challenged. "With Mr. Tavenner and me it Is dif ferent. We are hansomely paid to legis late for the country. If we are making additional money in our campaign fur and against "preparedness" our con stiucnts are entitled to know that fac.-' BRUSH WITH BANDITS KL, PAS(J Tex.. Jan. U.-Six bandits, believed to be Mexicans, were attacked and pursued last night by United States cavalrymen stationed at Doyle's Wells, fourteen miles south of Hachlta. In a brief skirmish one cavalry horse was killed, but no one was hurt, according to a report brought to Hachita by a man named l.ee and received here. Three soldiers ami a number of milling men, residents at Doyle's Wells, are said to have participated jn the Skir mish. The bandits, according to Ijet, re treated into Mexico. ONE OF THE BIO BOYS WHICH FAILED TO EXPLODE This picture, taken on the Italian front, shows an Italian embracing an Austrian "3C5,' one of the heaviest shells used in the war, which failed to explode. The shell weighs more than half a ton. j. i " - o:iiiwswii mm, mm, wwj.j 11 CUMMINS TALKS OF MUNITIONPROBLEM Iowa Senator Would Have Manu facture of War Supplies Taken Over by Government. ELIMINATE PROFIT FROM WAR " "WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. Elimi nation. o.( private profit aa an Influ ence for war by government manu facture of all war munitions was urged ln tho senato today by Sonator A. B. Cummins of Iowa, republican. He pleaded for prompt adoption of his resolution, which would authorize a special committee to inquire into the most feasible plan for acquiring and constructing plants to supply the army and navy with all arms, ammunition and equipment, includ ing ships, and to report on the legls- necessary iu prevent private manufacture of such products. I "I agree that war may come to thin ' Piiiinirv" Kitna t -it liiminlna iliiflun1 -but if it comes It must be tho reault , .m ,.., ..... ful scoutko because ay of defending our rl vllisatlnn nllp inut II til innn ami mil1 j hom)r . d(j not Umt v n ! or corporation which may profit from ' ..... .... '.. . i u-ar wni in lnrirn wsir hut I do assert ! that all such persons and associations " "ot ,?lpe'ent f ,h" versus which may lead to conflict, and I inasmuch as they cannot be removed j from the Kreat panel of tho republic, they ought to be removed from the busi ness out of which the Interest urows. Would Take Profit fro ill Mar. It ought to bo made Impossible, so far aa the power of the government is concerned, for any man or corporation to make money out of war. I In thin critical moment what Is the at ; tttudo of the makers of arms and muni ; tloiio'.' Without exception, so far as I I know, they aro insisting upon tho most comprcheuslvo program which It is pos i slhle to conceive, and they are employing (Continued on I'ago TwoCoiuliin One.) Butte Police ftaid Alleged Pool Rooms 1 I BUTTE, Mont., Jan. 19. Thirteen cltl- ! xenB f Butte aro to bo 'arraigned here today on gambling charges as the re sult of raids by the police on aliened puol rooms lute yesterday, where li was charged betting on tho result of horse races was permitted. Tho raids followed the chaiKiim of forty-niiio Informations in ihe dintrict court by County Attorney Canning. Among the men arrested were employes of tho Western t'nlon Telegraph com pany and the i'oxtal Telegraph Coiupuny, who were charged with transmitting mes sages for the use of bookmakers. The act under which the arrests were made was passed at the last legislative session abolishing race track gambling from Montana. Japanese Fishermen Drift Across the Pacific Ocean jn an Open Boat WASHINGTON, 1. C. Jan. IH.-A story of eight Japanese fishermen who drifted all tha way across the Pacific ocean in a small fishing boat, landing after twenty-four days of hardships on tho British Columbian shore, reached the bureau of navigation today In consular dispatches. The narrative tellH bow the fishermen, caught off the harbor of Shfitioiiu. Japan, III a storm that car sel's main mast ami led ana) their cs - rudder, weie driven eastward by ocean currents helpless and. towards tho end of their trip, half starved. The boat grounded on one of f V ,J"' W i , . ..; x, I y jf F I WOOD SEES NATION SOFT FOjUNYADER U. S. Only Once Prepared. When France Was Told to Beat it Out of Mexico. EUROPE STRONGER AFTER WAR WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. Major General Leonard Wood told the senate military1 committee today the coast line of the United States was open to attack by any well-organized foreign army, despite ita equipment of forts, mines nnd submarines and that the oceans formed no serious barrier to invasion. He maintained that in the country's presont state of utter unpreparedness for war a trained force of 1 50,000 men could Inflict incalculable damage before an army could bo assembled to meet It. Events of the European war demon strated clearly, the generatl said, . that tho sea was tho best medium for the movement of troopa and he pointed out that a force of II'I.OOO men, fully equlpepd, bsd been landed at Galllpoll from a Bin gle expedition of ninety-eight shlpB, against submarines, mlnea and an under water screen of barbed wire which fringed every available landing place. Obligation of Suffrage. Emphasising bis conviction thst troops cannot bo improvised to meet regulars. General Wood said the fundamental basis of any policy of adequate national de fense must bo tho principle that with 'suf frage goes an obligation for military service. Such a policy was advocated by Georgo Washington, he said, and If It had been adopted Canada would liavo be come part of the United States In the war of IR1!. uniy once in our History have we been prepared for war." be added. "That was Immediately after the civil war, wnen we nan i,wjo,(jou trained soldier. Our diplomatic correspondence with France at that time concerning Mexico was very brief. It required only one note, because of our preparedness. France was told to get out of Mexico, and it got out. "There is not going to be any weakness abroad after this war is over. You will rina that more male children will have been born than have been killed or ln J u red. "You will have ll tho gold, perhaps, but it will not do you much good unions you itlffen'it with iron." . As to the Immediate needs of the regu lar army. General Wood expressed the opinion that tho force of regulars with the colors should bo maintained at ,.'in. Ono. Of these, he said. 20.000 equipped and supplied for a year's time, should be sept in the riilllppllnes; another 20,0ii0 in Hawaii, nnd l.'i.Oi") at Panama. Ho urged that tho regulars should hate a reserve system under which ln a six years' enlistment, men would be trans ferred into a reservo whenever their company commanders reported them ef (Coiitinucd on PageT TwoTol umn One. ) the small uninhabited Islands that dot tho lint tub Columbian shore, where the men remained until picked up by a pass ing steamer. Only one of the party, the owwer of the boat, suffered any serious 111 effects from tho trip. He Is now in a Prince Itupcrt IiohihI. The boat was of tl type common t along t no Japanese const, fitted with cooking utensils. It became water lotted in tbu tnn that stripped It of sails and after first attempts the Japanese made no further effort to direct Us course. MONTENEGRIN ARMY HAS NOT GIVEN UP ARMS Official Report from Paris Says Story Regarding the Surrender to the Austrian is Premature. TERMS OFFERED TOO HARSH Rumor Comes from Another Source, that Negotiations Hare Been Discontinued. ROYAL FAMILY TO GO TO ITALY" PARKS, Jan. (Via London.) Tho following; official statement was Issued today: "The wireless news of the surren- ler of tho Montenegrin army appears somewhat premature. It la now an nounced from another source that egotlatlons between Austria and Montenegro have been broken, tha mnditlons of surrender lmposetj by Austria having been found quite un acceptable by Montenegro. "The king, the royal family and the diplomatic corps are about to proceed to Italy." Selecting, Training And Promotion of' Workers Discussed MINNKATOMS. Minn.. Jsn. 19. The selecting, blrlnit, training and promotion of workers ss a phssa of industrial man agement was considered here tonight by an "employment managers conference."' called as a 'preliminary to the ninth an nual convention of the National Society for the Promotion of Industrial Eduea tlon, which opens here tomorrow. Rep resent nl Ives -if the Boston, New York and Philadelphia Employment Managers sssoclatlous; the Boston Vocation bu reau, tho Tuck School of Finance and Business Administration of Dartmouth college and the Minneapolis Clvio and Commerce, association took part in the conference. "It hsa been found that only a few em ployers have bluo printed' the Jobs which wero being filled In such a way as to bring about a islr selection of competent workers," said the official announcement! of the conference. "More friction, waste, disaffection and 111 will are probably bred 'In the failure to give this subject the thought that it requires than come from almost any other source." The conference emphasized that trie "overturn" in working forces of indus trial plants each year constitutes a posi tive waste, and those who attended thf meeting exchanged views and experiences with a view to eliminating this factor In industry. , How to redu-o absenteeism. Improve the physical qualifications of aspirant for positions and use the theoretical train ing of young men educated in the busU ness courses of higher Institutions o4 learning were among the subjects con sidered. The conference was) In charge of manufacturers of this city, who oonstU tute the technical education committee of the Minneapolis civlo and Commerce; association. Among the speakers were) Howard 8. Person of Iartmouth college and Charles 11. Winslowr of the United States bureau of labor statistics. The Industrial education convention proper will start tomorrow afternoon There will be a banquet ln the evening and a general session and half a doierj sectional gatherings Friday. F. T. PRICE IS GIVEN A LIFE SENTENCES MINNEAPOLIS., Minn.. Jan. U.-tfYenH erlck T., I'rlco of this city, convicted laa Saturday of. murdering his third wife Mary Krldley Price for her fortune, wa sentenced to life imprisonment at hard lubor by Judge Daniel Fish! in district court here today. The Day's War Nets OFFICIAL A XSOl'.NCKMEST li 1 Part, today .Intra that lew. o Montenegro's rrender may kar hern prrsittire, aa It has been learned from another aoarea tfcaf, the Montenegrin wegottatloae TrltBJ Austria have hern broken off. M 1 1. IT An V OPERATIONS along: the, various front In the European Ikratrr of war have been rrla lively nalmportaat alnee the resaalloa of Ihe fighting; In Mons tfirirs and the halt of the Roa slan offensive In r astern Oallcla) KMI'DHOR WILLIAM, who has rH covered from hla reeeat IndtaposM tlon. BtTordlss to nn oftlclnt mannrit from Berlin last Snat In, nil la lsh yesterday, a Bert tin dispatch alalrs, and met Klnaj Frrdluaad of Bulgaria there. t.KttMAM CASUALTIES, as puha - u --i , f,ua. fflrlal Hats, total illlad ansrregatlnJ aaaoaaced la thj llahrd la the official Hats, St.BUa.TvM, the kl BMK,U8, It wai British hoaeo today, CONST tNTIMOPLK NOW ncr that the Ottoman arnalra resisting Itae Itasalaa advance la the Cau casus have beea reinforced aa haw checked, the It ass la aa alonsj Ihe entire front. tla tho olhel baad a Pelrorad official atatrj meat elalma that the campalga la the Caucasus la developing; favor ably to tho Hum Lams, nka hav taken atroac Turkish positions. L1TTLK M5W LIGHT haa be 4 thrown apoa bappealaas 14 'ireeer, from ' wheace report o Iroagly aaarrsslvo movemealf on Ihe part of tho raleato pourrrt have coma through Uermas, ' Londoa dispatch aat the British forrlan office orlirtri the German reports to be ant founded.