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HERE'S A NEW ONE
ODT FOR PRESIDENT
IN NEBRASKA LISTS
Willi tin Grant Webster of Chicago
Carries His Own Petition to
Put Name on Primary
OTHER POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
National Committeeman Becomes
Anxious Lest Preferred Candi-
dates for Convention Dele
gates Lose Out.
HIS SLATE IDEA ONCE REJECTED
Another candidate for president
Is to enter the Nebraska field at
leaBt that Is the present expectation
'seeking the republican endorse
ment at the primaries.
"Who is he?" shouts the chorus.
His name Is Webster!
No, you have guessed wrong. He
is not our own John Lee Webster, of
beaming countenance and effulgent
garb, but he is William Grant Web
ster, a Chicago lawyer, who is throw
ing bis hat into the ring without
waiting- for any spontaneous popu
For' further information let it be
known that WTilliara Grant Webster
has already had his name filed on
the official ballot as a republican
candidate for president in the state
of Minnesota, where the conditions
for entry are harder than It is In Ne
braska, requiring 500 signatures to
his petition, Instead of a paltry twenty-fire
called for by our law.
Having gotten into the (tame in Minne-
ta, William Grant Webster has come
to Nebraska, and, going on the theoiy
that nothing ran be so well done as when
done by oneself, has been posting him
self on the form of the filing petition and
the number of autographs that must
adorn it He called at the office of Elec
tion Commissioner Moorhead and was re
ferred to County Clerk Dewej', and la
the county clerk's office was made wise
to the fact that presidentlt' primary pe
titions go to the secretary of state at
To those .with whom he talked Mr
Webster gave the appearance of a man
who was thoroughly In earnest about lf.a
candidacy. It is said that he once tried
to nominate' himself for United States
senator in Illinois, and that he studied
law In his youth In the office of Hobert
T. Lincoln. ' '''.' -
Wants to" Fix. m Slate. '
And iio7 Nations! Committeeman Ifow
ell seems to be disttirbed'rW1 Ie4r',y,'!8'
preferred candidates for convention dNo
Kates may' have trouble Inu getting their
petitions, and Intimates that he may un
dertake to. carry out the plan which he
put up to the state committee, but which
got not even a second there, namely, f
bunch the names In combination peti
tion. .In a prepared statement given oot
yesterday ...e says'
"While I have not determined what
course to take in the premises, jnt I
would be pleased to hear from candidates
throughout the state who are interested
In the Idea, with a view possibly to or
ganizing a committee to perform a duty
which the state central committee had
ot seen fit to undertake."
A member of the Hall committee com
menting on th o, who was at the Lin
coin meeting, tint lured "The state' com
mittee turnedTjlils scheme down because
cleverly conc&Itd to. force a factional
fight, which ought, to be avoided, but
which Howell seems bound to promote.
What he wants is to fix up a delegate
slate of his own crowd to carry himself
along, regardless of the disturbing ef
fect on the party. Na republican of
aufficient caliber . and good standing to
be a delegate will have any trouble get
ting his petition, and It certainly is not
the business of the state committee to
frame up a convention delegate slat for
Itself or for anyone else."
Another district, delegation petition
has been put in circulation here. This
one for John T. Yates, the sovereign
clerk of the Woodmen of the World. '
It la said Howard H. Baldrtge, who
waa the republican candidate for con
,gress four years ago, la Considering
standing as a delegate.
Factory Blown Up
OTTAWA, Ont., Feb. S.-A report that
the Jardlne munitions factory at Hespler,
terloo county, Ontario, has been blown
up, has been received by the Militia de
partment. A request has been made to
have ordered out an overseas regiment
stationed, in the neighborhood.
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Probably snow; continued cold.
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Kormal temperature ft
Itoilt'ieiicy for the day 10
T3l deficiency since March 1 107
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liefictency fur the dav 04 inr-h
Tfi-I ratnfHll since Manh inches
Jiefiriency since Marrli i 47 Im-h
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LWIclenry for cor. period, 1D1J.. 4.79 inches
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A STOCK YARD EXHIBIT
Dutch Papers Demand Prompt
Action in Case of Oil Tanker
Wrecked by Germans.
UNJUSTIFIABLE ACT OF WAR
THE HAGUE, Feb. 5. (Va Lon
don.) Dutch newspapers, both pro
German and anti-German, are unani
mous in demanding' from Germany
prompt explanation of and reparation
for the torpedoing of the Dutch tank
steamer Artemis by a German tor
pedo boat in the North -Sea. The
newspapers call for punishment of
the German commander, who was
responsible for what is described as
a violation of law and an unjustifia
ble act of, war against the Nether
lands. W here Was British Fleet t
The Vadcrland recalls previous German
"errors' and dwells on the - danger of
further incidents of this nature. Inci
dentally,' It asks what the British fleet
was doing while a conspicuously colored
perm a tqrpf dp fjotllla was calmly cruis
ing the busiest steamer track between
the Hook of Holland and the Noord
The Nleuwe Courant treats the case at
a breakdown of the "vaunted German
organization and discipline," which. It
says, seems urgently to need Improve
ment, especially from the viewpoint of
the safety of lives - and property of
neutrals. It demands complete pecuniary
and political satisfaction from Germany,'
"Did the German flotilla attempt, per
haps, to remove all ships from the neigh
borhood fcf a sinking Zeppelin and fire
wildly and blindly when Its plan did not
seem to succeed?" This. It says, might
explain the act, though in no wise ex
Texas Leaguers to
Be Protected Under
AUSTIN'. Tea., Feb. 5.-Playere In the
Texas Base Ball league this year are to
operate under the workmen's compensa
tion law and will be protected by Insur
ance against Injury or other disability
Incident to the game. Thia waa an
nounced today by the State Industrial
Sixty per cent of the player's salary
will be paid him during disability Buf
fered while "at work" on the base ball
To Take Over Sugar
BERNE. Bwitxerland. Feb. 5. (Via
Paris.) The Swiss government has de
cided to establish a sugar monopoly.
Next week tt will take over all stocks of
sugar In the country and raise prices
from the equivalent of 7H cents per me
tric pound to quotations varying between
Vi and JO cents.
Considerable quantities of American
sugar have been Imported In recent
months, but these shipments have been
checked by the difficulty of obtaining
shipping facilities. Purchases amount
ing to 3.000 carloads have been made In
Governor Urger All Farmers
to Provide Good Seed Corn
tFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 5. (Speelal.)-Seed corn
should command more attention In 1SK
than ever before .owing to the lateness
of the season, according to Governor
Morehead in a proclamation Issued tody.
Here is what the governor has to say
about care to be exercised In the selec
tion of seed corn:
"To the Farmers of Nebrsska: It may
seem uncalled for me to warn you of the
seed corn condition for 1916. A warning
of this kind la sent out every year, but
from reports I am getting from different
sections of the country it appeals to me
of more importance In 1916 than ever lie
"The lateness of the corn In 1915, and
the severe weather hsve lowered, and in
many instances, entirely destroyed the
germination of a great deal of our corn.
Titos who have had experience In farm
Sheep and Cattle
Growers Opposed to
The Homestead Bill
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.-Sheep and cat
tle men from the western state today
urged the senate lands committee to de
feat or at least radically modify the M0
acre graslng homestead bill, which has
psssed the house and is now pending In
Dr. S. W. McClure, secretary of the Na
tional Wool Growers' association, of Halt
Lake City, ssld It would be Impracticable
for a, man on 640 acres to raise a single
sheep, because the tract was so small he
could not employ a herder and too large
to enclose with wire netting to keep out
the coyotes. Cattlemen, bo ssld, would
suffer more froni Isolated 640-acre home
steads than sheep men.
E. H. Crabb of Flagstaff, Arls., repre
senting the Arlxona Cattle Growers' as
sociation, urged that If the bill be passed
tt be amended so as to 'provide enough
dry crop cultivation to carry the animals
graed during the summer through the
winter. He argued that the bill would
entice mechanics and foreigners to the
landa when they did tiot have a chance
to make a living, because of their igno
re noa of graslng problems. .
is Critically 111
LOS ANGELES, Cel., Feb. 6. The con
dition Of George M. Reynolds, the Chi
cago banker, who Is seriously 111 at a
hotel here, remained unchanged during
the nleht, his attendants ssld today.
Dr. M. L. Moore, his attending physi
cian, aald last night that he was 'dan
gerously III." Ills family was reported
to be on the way from Chicago In a spe
The patient's heart action. It was said,
was impaired by a complication of dis
eases. He was stricken with grippe
Monday, but regarded it as a cold and
paid little attention to It. Asthma and
bronchitis later manifested themselves.
Mr. Reynolds Is president of the Con
tinental and Commercial National bank
of Chicago and a former president ot
the American Bankers' association. He
is 51 years old.
. Three . doctors, . attending George M.
Reynolds, the Chicago banker, who is
seriously 111 here. Issued a bulletin at
f r30 a. m. today, stating thst the condi
tion of the banker had greatly Improved.
He la not, however, out of danger.
St. Joseph Shippers
Sue Three Roads
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Feb. 5.-Seventy-three
suits against three railroads were
instituted In the circuit court here today
alleging violation of the maximum freight
statute. Sixty-nine of the caaes are
against the Burlington, three. Rock Isl
and, and one against the Santa Fe. There
are 90 separate counts.
The total of claims is $175,000. The
S.fiOO plaintiffs are composed of farmers,
live stock shippers and commission mer
chants of Northwest Missouri.
The petitions allege that the plaintiffs
were over charged on live stock ship
ments pending an appeal by the railroads
to the Vnlted States supreme court,
which held the law to be valid, and that
the amount of the over-charges never
ing realize that to replant corn means,
very often, a failure of crop.
"With the present price of grain, and
i very optimistic future and Nebrsska
being an agricultural state. It is very
essential that we have corn that will
be of strong germination as well as a
large percentage that will germinate.
"With the rapid development of the
state, the farming Industry Is no longer
haphasard, but the man who succeeds
must use the same amount of care and
caution as the man who stands behind
the counter of a bank does In conduct
ing the banking successfully.
"This is an annual custom, but I hop
you will give special attention to the
matter this year. Ho many letters have
rrached me asking me to warn people
along the line of getting good aeed corn,
thst I feel U my duty to issue, this
a re l c t u n i t.
YILLE PURSUED AS
HE FLEESJOR LINE
Carranza Troops Are Chasing Ban
dits Toward Ojinaga, Accord
ing to Eeport.
GEN. HERKERA SENDS WORD
EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 5. Car
ranza troops from Chihuahua City
are pursuing bandits toward Ojlnaga,
according to a report from General
Luis Herrera to the Mexican con
sulate here today.
According to General Gavlra, com
mandant at Jwarez, Francisco Villa
with a few followers, is believed to
be headed in that direction.
EL PASO. Tex., Feb. S-Mllllary ad
vices from Madera, western Chihuahua,
today reported General Francisco Villa
again in the vicinity of the Santa Clara
ranch, west of the Mexican Central rail
road. They also stated that Generals
Pcdrosa and Rodrlguex with fifty men
of Villa's band had offered to surrender
at Laa Crucea. about thirty miles north
of the Santa Clara ranch.
General Gavlra. commandantof Juaret,
wss unable to' Identify the General Rod
riguei referred to In the Madera, advices.
General Jose Hodrlgues. , a - premtnent
Villa officer, recently was executed at
Madera and his body Identified and ex
hibited at Juarex. . .
On receipt of the Madera advices Ga
vlra aald he had ordered troops from
Juarex south to the Santa Clara dis
trict; that General Qulvado' should ar
rive today at Numhiulpa, just west ot
the rsnch, and troops from Bachlnlva
had been ordered to move northward
toward Santa Clara. Troops from Ma
dera also were ordered eastward to join
Qulvado at Numlquipa. General Her
rera at Chihuahua City was also noti
fied. General Gavlra aald that -until Villa
was actually brought to a stand he would
not withdraw the patrols along the bor
der east and west of J us res to prevent
Villa crossing the International line.
Kilbane Makes New
Conditions for His
Fight With Chaney
CLEVELAND, O., Feb. B.-New de
velopments In the controversy between
Featherweight Champion Johnny till
oane and George Chaney over their pro
posed titlo match for fffteen rounds at
Iialtlmore arch 17 came today,, when
Kilbane posted a forfeit of $1,000 to meet
Chaney In two .matches.
Kilbane assumes the prerogative of a
champion by naming tha new terms un
der which he will meet Chaney. These
are: That Chaney meet Kilbane In Phil
adelphia in a six-round bout prior to thn
fifteen-round mstrh at Baltimore; fhat
the Raltlmore fight be put off until late
In May or June; that It be under the
auspices of Al Herford, former manager
of Joe Gans; that Henry Rletser and
Ham Harris,' who had boked th March
17 battle, retire; that Chaney weigh 'n
at 122 pounds ring-side for both engage
ments. HEAVY A HTII.I.KKV PLAY matin,
or aloBaj the line 1st Frssee and
Belartam, bat neither here nor In
any of the other Important the.
ters of operations have ther
bern Infantry movements resalt
Insj la erbanaress of territory
worth aotlaaT a,o far as the offi
cial reports reveal.
IV MESOPOTAMIA the British re.
lief army onder fieneral A rimer,
mhlrh baa been baited for some
time a abort itlstaneo down the
Tla-rla from Kat-Kl.Amara, where
fieneral Towaahrnds forre la be
Irscseres. does ao appear to hare
ben a 1.1 as yet to make farther
IS ALBAMA. where a mixed si tea.
tloa prevails, the Balsjarlaa are
reported to bo navies; hard time
of It aad to have been obllared to
fall back tottard th Drln river,
near the eastern frontier.
ADVA K CE OF Al'STHIAXf. down the
Albanian ooaat roatlanes, tho lat
est advleea apparently laalrattaa;
tnat they were some twenty miles
-northeast of Darasso. Th ar
rival of a,OCH Moaenea-rtn troop
at Darasso, after a fatlgalag re
treat, la aaaonaeed.
The Day's War News
MRS. fi'OIIR, BUT
Woman Collapses as She Hears
Verdict Pronouncing First Ne
gro Guilty of Crime of
HEARS HER FATE THE LAST
Recovers Quickly When She Learns
She Has Been Given
TWELVE OUT FOR MANY HOURS
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Feb. 5.
Mrs. Elizabeth r. Mohr wss ac
quitted tonight by a Jury in the su
perior court of a charga ot having
instigated the murder ot her hus
band. Dr. C. Franklin Mohr. C. Vic
tor Brown and Henry H. Spellman,
negroes, who were accused ot the
actual killing, were found guilty.
The Jury reported at 6:07 o'clock,
after having been out since 10:60
o'clock this morrv g.
Mrs. Mohr swoonied while the
foreman wss announcing tha ver
dicts. Her head dropped forward and
she was slipping from her chair j
when her attorney! grasped and sup
ported her, while a court officer
rushed for a glass of water.
"IS"" there any other charge
these defendants?" inquired
Mrs. Mohr Dlarharared.
'Ther Is, your honor," replied At
torney General Itloe, ."but Mrs. Mohr la
on ball on the other charge."
"The defendants Brown and Spellman
are committed without ball," said tha
court, "and Mrs. Mohr Is discharged from
custody on this complaint."
The other charge against Mrs. Mohr
and the two nczrors Is that they com
mitted an assault on Mlsa Emily Burger
with Intent to kill. Miss Burger was shot
while riding with Dr. Mohr on the night
he wss attacked. Brown and Bpellman
are accused of actually firing the shot
at Mlsa Burger, while Mrs. Mohr la
charged with being an accessory before
the fact of the crime. .
The first word received from the Jury
after It took the case came at 5:15 o'clock
when It waa announced that further In
structlons were desired. Half an hour
later the prisoners had been brought to
the court room, but a deputy sheriff In
formed the Judge "that th Jury had de
cided that the Instructions asked for werti
not naeded. v , . .
' Look Tired, and Worn.
Less than ten. minutes elapsed when
wtiti came thst, the Jury w-aa ready to
report. The Jurymen looked tired and
Worn as they passed into th court room.
After caoh man had taken his place in
the Jury box, the clerk asked the fore
i "Do you find the defendant. Cecil Vic
tor Brown, guilty or not guilty T" '
Aa the foreman replied!. "Ouly," Mrs.
Mohr collapsed. While her counsel were
assisting her the clerk continued:
"Ho you find the defendant. Henry
Bpellman. guilty or not gulltyT" '
"Ho you find the defendant. Elisabeth
P. Mohr. guilty or not guilty.'
"Not guilty." ;
Mrs. Mohr apparently was In a stupor
when the foreman pronounced the words,
"Vol guilty." "he recovered quickly,
tConainuvd on Face Two. ColumVPFlve.)
To Conscience Fund
WASHINGTON'. Feb. 6. The treasury
conscience fund was enriched today by
two contributions, one of W.R78.50 from
a New York lawyer on behalf of a client.
The other waa two 10-eent pieces from
an unknown person In Michigan, who
suggested they be used to support a mlrr
Ister of the gospel. The New York con
trlbullon Is one of the Isrgest ever re
ceived. H was In the form of a certifi
cate of deposit on the I'nlted States sub
treasury in New York.
ANTONIO scorn IS
ILL WITH PNEUMONIA
NEW YORK, Feb. S.-Antonlo Scottl,
the opera singer, Is gravely III with pneu
monia at his hotel here. A bulletin Is
sued tonight by his physicians atated that
his condition wss not satisfactory. The
lung affected was said to be somewhat
enlarged, with Increased temperature and
respiration. . .
Senor Kcottl has been III with pneumonia
four days. Previously he had th grip,
but whs supposed to - hsve recovered
Nearly Five Hundred Bulgars
Killed by French Air Raiders
PARIS, Feb. S.-An official Bulgarian
report as forewarded from Athens to the
Temp says that 470 men were killed and
more than 500 wounded during the recent
attack by French aeroplanes on Bulgarian
The attack is said to have been made by
seventeen aeroplanes. More than SO
bombs were dropped on the Bulgarian
campa at Petrich, in the Etr jmltea valley.
The , bombardment was over In twenty
The inauguaratlon of an offensive move
ment by the German and Bulgarian forces
which have been stationed along the
Greek frontier Is reported In a Salonlkl
dispatch to the Balkan agency. It U
said an artillery duel has been In progress
for two days In the neighborhood of
Dorain and that the British heavy guns
are dominating those of their adversaries.
BKHl.lN. Feb. S.-By Wireless to 8sy
vllle.) The breakdown of a French gren
ade attack south of the Homme and Lie
repulse of a British attempt to advance
south of La Basse canal ar announced
THE PRESENT FRONT
Speech of Premier Salandra Printed
in Berlin Hints at Necessity
MAY REORGANIZE THE CABINET
BERLIN, Feb. 6. (Wireless to
Sayvllle.) The following wag given
tout for publication today by the
Overseas News Agency:
"Berlin newspapers give accounts
of a speech made in Turin by Pre
mier Salandra of Italy, in which he
" 'Be strong and united. In order to
support the government and In order to
replace the government with another if
necessary. We are fighting In the trenches
and fighting In the trenches exhausts
force. The moment msy come when It
will be necessary to retire behind the
present front. I state this expressly In
order to leav no room for erroneous In
terpretetllons. Then we shall retire In
order to begin anew,
" 'This moment may come, and the lin
eal monarchist party the great party
which made Italy and which must accom
plish the work ot making Italy must
then have men In reserve In order to
sacrifice them for the country if neces
sary.' "The newspapers ask whether the pre
mier's utterances may be an Indication of
th coming resignation of tha present
cabinet. They point out thst Tremler
Ooremykln ot Kuasla already has retired
and that Theophlle Delcaane gav way aa
foreign minister of France, Orand mike
Nicholas aa Russian commander-in-chief
and Winston Bpem-er Churchill aa first
lord of tTle British admlrallty. The re
tirement of Premier Salandra, th news
papers say, may pnss'.bly come In conse
quence of economic difficulties existing In
Italy and of antagonism between Italy
and Great Britain on account of the
question how to provide Italy with cheap
Attempt to Wreck
' Bridge at Montreal
MONTBTAU Feb. (.-What la be
lieved to have been an attempt to blow
up the Victoria bridge waa frustrated
last night by mllltla guards, It was
' About midnight the guards nolcd a
man making hla way toward th bridg
on the ice. He waa pinned out by th
searchlights and when challenged re
treated without answering. . About 4
o'clock a man was again detected try
lig to reach the brldo from th Ice.
When 'he refused to srui-r a challenge,
he waa fired at, but aucceeded In making
his . escape.
An (nvestlgstloit started' by the 'mlll
tla authorities has convinced them that
an attempt to destroy the. bridge was
Intended.! ' '. . . : . , , .
Th Victoria brldg crosses tha St.
Lawrence ' and Is used by th Orand
Trunk and the Uelawaj ' Hudson rail
ways. ) Is a mils and a half In length
and bail been guarded by soldiers since
the outbresk of the war. .
Suit Filed Against
The Alleged Paper
CINCINNATI, O., Feb. 6.-Sult was filed
In the United Btatea district court chang
ing tha Colln-Qardner Taper company of
Mlddleton. O.. and fifty-three other de
fendanta In various) parts of the country
with having violated th civil section ot
th Sherman anti-trust law Insofar as It
has to do with restraint ot trade.
The suit waa filed by the Chicago
Oyster Pale company and $300,000 damages
Tha petition allege that tha defend
ants had been conducting regulsr Inde
pendent competitive concern dolna busi
ness in the manufacture and sal of paper
board up to September 5, 19. At that
time. It allegea. the Paper Board asso
ciation was formed and that this bss
served to festrsln and destroy competi
tion and Inflate prices,
German Girls Are
Selling Their Hair
for the War Fund
DENVER. Colo., Feb. 5. Girl In 6er
many who have beautiful hair ar con
tributing to th war fund by selling their
locks, according to Mrs. Francea Bode,
who yesterdsy canvassed the county court
house to sell the braids of two sisters In
The tresses of her niece, she said had
brought ISt. and in that section of Ger
many, cutting of girls' hair aa a means
of contributing to th war fund, had be
come a fad.
by Germsn army headquarters today.
Continuation of heavy artillery fir by
the French In the Champagne and th
Argonne Is also reported.
Th statement says:
"An advance In light force by th
British south of La Basse canal waa re
pulsed. "A French hand grenad attack, pre
pared for by mine throwing, south of th
Homme, broke down under th German
"In th Champagne and along a part
of th front In th Argon, during th
afternoon tha enemy'a artillery kept up
a heavy fire.
"Th explosion of a French mine on
th Vauquola Height, to tha east of the
Argonne, damaged the German aapa only
"German artillery heavily shelled the
enemy's position along the Yoeges front
between IMerolhauaen and Sulxern.
"A German airship haa attacked the
ortlflratlons In the Iivinsk (Russian
NOT CLOSED BY
REPLY OF KAISER
Statement from White House that
the Situation is Not Any
More or Less Acute
Than It Was.
SUGGESTION OF SETTLEMENT
Undertone of Expectation is that
Governments Will Be Able to
Find Common Ground,
MEANING OF "ILLEGAL" IS CRUX
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. Presi
dent Wilson and Secretary Lansing
will not begin discussion of Ger
many's latest answer in thn Lusltaina
negotiations before Monday.
It was said that the president al
ready has the proposal from Berlin
before him and wants to go over it
carefully before he begins confer
ences with the secretary of state.
There was an undertone of eipec
tatlons that the tw-o governments
would be able to find common
ground for agreement in official
declarations that Berlin's reply hatf
not made the situation any more
The State department does not
consider that the general situation
surrounding the negotiations is any
more grave than it has been. It was
said In high official quarters tha
some announcement might be made)
within the next few days.
Oo Over Jlevr Proposal.
President Wilson and Hecrctary Lena.
Ing carefully went over a neiv proposal
presented last night by Count Von Ftem
atorff, the flerman ambassador, t'ntit
they have decided there will b no
change In the virtual deadlock to which
the negotiations came a week ago and
perhap not then.
Apparently the stumbling block of tha
situation la the word "Illegally." as dirfep.
ently Interpreted In this country and Ger
many. The Berlin government's answer
proposes a flat admission of Illegality
of the method of submarine warfare in
sinking th liner, the acceptance of lia
bility for the loss of neutral lives which
Uorman-hopes will aatlsfy the United,
State and still not bind Oermany frota
continuing th aubmarln campaign.
Morgenthau Says i
Situation in- Turk ,f
Capital is Normal
BERLIN'.' Feb. S.-(Hy Wlrlees to Say
vllle.) The American ambassador at
Constantinople. Henrv MVirrnnthau. h
has arrived In Berlin on his way to th
united States, said In an Interview today,
a given out by the oversea News)
agency, that the situation In Cnnstnntt.
nopl at present waa almost normal and
tner was no scarcity of food. Tha Amer.
lean mbaasy, he said, la extremely busy.
Inasmuch as It represents tha Interests
Of no less than ten nations.
Th ambassador cam from Constanti
nople with the German minister to Per .
aia. Prince Henry of Reuas, and Vlca
Admlrsl Von Vsedom, who has beeq
supervising construction of coast d
fonses on the Oalllpoll peninsula.
Mr. Moigen thau will go from Berlin
to Copenhagen, to take ship thor for
New York on a Danish ateamer. He will
make a report to President Wilson about
Dairyman is Given
Verdict of $20,000 !
Against J. P. Morgan
MINEOLA. L. I.. Feb. B.-Mlohael
Killlloa. a dairyman who was employed
by J. P. Morgan on hU estate at East
Islsnd, Glrncove, has won a verdict for
$30,000 damages against Mr. Morgan for
Injuries at ffered on tn night of July 13
last, when Mr. Morgan waa shot by
Frank Holt, also known aa Eric Muen
After the shooting, a rope wis
stretched across a bridge leading to Mr,
Morgan's house to prevent automobiles
from entering the grounds. Klllllea, who
wss riding a bicycle, ran against tha
rop and was thrown, suffering Injur .
which physicians say will doom him ta
total blindness. He sued Mr, Morgaq
for S0,0n0. but a Judge last night gav
him a verdict for $20,ono.
Week aegtaalDg Tea. T.
Free Movie Coupon
rata Be Coupon entitle bearev to a
free ticket to any of thsaa hirn-cla.es
Moving t-iotur Theaters on th day
aamsd. Present at Box Office with
ragular prlo of adult paid ticket
aad Set additional ticket free.
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