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VOL. XLVI NO. 30.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 17, 1916 FIVE SECTIONS FORTY PAGES.
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AND TRAINS RUN
Walkout Off After Government
Decides to Take Over Lines
in Order toPrevent Sus
pending Traffic. '-
DECLARATION OF THOMAS
Assistant Secretary of Amalga
mated Society Railway Ser
vants Makes Statement.
BOILERMAKERS TO RESUME
London, Dec. 1 6. The threatened
railway strike in Ireland has been
averted, according to a Central News
dispatch from Dublin, and trains are
running as usual.
London, Dec. '6. The government
has decided to take over th: Irish,
railways, according to an announce
ment today by James Henry Thomas,
labor members of the Parliament for
Derby and assistant gei.eral secratary
of the Amalgamated Society of Rail
It iS'hoped, it was expained, thus to
avert a threatened strike.
Liverpool, Dec. 16. The following
official announcement was made here
"The boilermakera met today and
decided to resume work on Monday,
and also to do urgent, work over the
Wheat Takes Turn
And Again Starts
Toward High Price
Chicago, Dec. 16. Wheat leaped
upward today in response to the Rus
sian Duma's rejection of peace and
because of reports that the United
States would not intervene at present.
First safes showed an advance of as
much as 8;4 cents a bushel, July
jumping to $1.40, as against $1.314
at yesterday's finish.
Developments over night were con
strued by the trade generally as indi
cating that peace was still a long way
off and there was a consequent wide
spread rush to buy. In a few mo
ments some transactions showed a
rise of 10 cents a bushel.
After a maximum ascent of 10
cents sellers were somewhat bolder
and a reaction set in. It was more
than half an hour before comparative
steadiness was established at a range
of 57 cents up from yesterday's lat
est figures. May wheat at the top
of the bulge touched $1.64K-, whereas
the previous close was $1.541.55J4.
. The market closed unsettled at net
gains of 4-49 cents, with May at
$.62$j1.63 and July at $1.37
Packers Pay Fines
And Agree to Obey
Orders of Court
IefTerson City. Mo., Dec. 16. Five
packing companies each paid $12,500-
mto the tate treasury Here todayit
was announced, in settlement of the
tines of $25,000 imposed upon them
by the Missouri supreme court for
violation of the state anti-trust laws.
The payment was made under an
agreement v.tk John T. Barker, at
torney general, that but half of the
lines should be paid.
Under the agreement the compan
ies dismissed their appeal to the
United States supreme court and paid
all the costs of the prosecution. Each
lias submitted, it was said, a state
ment to e supreme court promising
to obey th". laws of the state and the
orders of the court, and upon' this
showing they will be permitted to
continue to do business in the state.
The five companies are Armour &
Co., Swift & Co., the Hammond
Packing company, Nelson Morris &
Co. and the St. Louis Dressed Beef
and Provision company. They were
lined in February, 1915.
Ure Sends Big Bunch
Of Money to Treasury
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Dec. 16. (Special.)
County Treasurer Ure of Douglas
county played Santa Claus to the
state treasurer today and sent him
a consignment of money amounting
to about $66,000.
Lancaster countv came across with
' a remittance of $23,000. .
F?r Nebraska Fair, colder.
Tempera turfs at Omaha Yefttertiay.
i. m 42
3 v. m 41
4 . m 42
6 P- rti 41
P. m 39
7 l. in 37
(Jonipiu-atUe SmchI Record,
1910. 191G. 1914. 1913.
Ilfdi st yesterday ft L'ft 9 45
Mwvst yesterday 26 1 7 29
.!rii temperature... :t4 1 37
VeclpltaUon ........ .0t) .14 .00 .01)
Teinpenituro unit precipitation departures
roni tho norm: I at Omaha k.tu-j March 1,
mil compareil with tho .ant three years:
'ormal lpinprature 28
Kxecxa for tho day f,
rotal excch wince Mi rch J...-- 323
Nor inn I prt'clpitatlon
Il-f1i-ieii(-y for 1h ; day
Tutu! nilnfull inc March J.
I iVlcm- wince Man h 1
I)' Hi ' -ncy fr cor. period. tHK.
J'. ll -ioin-y . r cur, period. 1911
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OVER MAM HOMES
Even Death Comes to Cheat
Poor Children Out of
MANY FAMILIES IN NEED
The mother o." Irene and Oscar died
yesterday. She wanted to live until
Christmas day, just to be with her
children anrl in hr tlin. '
merrv f!hrttm.-i Trn,.
j . ..M1U
their mothkpln"B .
might be spared until Christmas time.
Mother and children knew that the
hand of deatii was near. Mrs. G. V.
Doane of the Associated Charities will
provide for thechildren. Last Tues
day she visited the home on South
Eighth street and was told by the
mother that the children probably
would be orphans at Christmas (ime,
but she voiced the hope that her life
might be spared.
This mother was stricken with
tuberculosis more than a year ago.
The father succumbed to the same
malady. Irene is 12 and Oscar is 8
years of age. The daughter of a
wealthy family sent the Associated
;Charities a lot of toys and picture and
story books for the sorrowing chil
dren. Many Such. Stories.
That story is typical of many Mrs.
Doane told yesterday afternoon in
connection with her Christmas relief
work with which The Bee is co-operating.
"We are ha!ng many calls for
shoes, particularly for children," said
Mrs. Doane. "The appeal in The Bee
brought responses, but there are many
little feet to make warm and I am sure
that this is a worthy form of charity,"
"I am a widow and have three little
children. I am not able to work and
we will have a sad and dark Christ
mas if you don't help us. My hus
band left me a year ago. My baby is
3 years old and needs an overcoat,
stockings and any little toys you
think he would like. My girl 4s 5
years old and needs a coat, dresses
and a doll. The other girl is 8 years
old and needs school shoes, a dress
and a doll," wrcte a mother to the
Old Woman in Need.
Another letter reads: "My man
has been laid up for many years and
I have been going out to do washing.
I am 65 years of age and am tired out,
and can't make ends meet. I am in
need of fuel and food and a little
money. We won't have any Christ
mas unless somebody helps us."
"I am a widow and have been ill
for three months. I am not asking
for toys or playthings. My girl, 14
years of age, has no coat. All of my
children are aslciiig for some warm
clothes," pleads another woman.
"Would you believe it if I told you
we had a telephone call this morning
from the South Side about a family
of nine children and all in want? I
sent an investigator out there and
she just telephoned in to state that
there are nine boys in this family, be
sides mother and father and grand
mother and grandfather," remarked
Mrs. Doane, after she answered a tel
Two of these boys are 14-year-old
twins and two are 2-year-old twins.
The mother am', father of these, boys
said they would be glad of anything,
particularly in the line of clothing and
Be Unable to Make
London, Dec. 16. It appears
doubtful today whether Premier
David Lloyd George will be able to
go before the House of Commons on
Tuesday next. He is making steady
progress toward recovery, but it is
considered unlikely that his physi
cians will allow him to speak next
week, as his voice is affected. At
any rate, A is not expected that the
government will be by that time in a
position to make a statement regard
ing the -German peace proposals.
Philip Snowden, socialist member
for Blackburn, one of the leaders of
the small pacificist group in the
House of Commons, has made known
he intends to state the views of that
group in the Commons. Its mem
bers belice th ' negotiations should
be opened, if only to state the terms
of the entente to the central powers.
The Westminster Gazzette today
says it will be found that Mr. Snow
den is by no means an advocate of
peace at any price and that his party
has very ""efinite views as to the re
paration which Germany should
make. The belief of this group that
Germany is prepared to grant i -sonable
terms is not, however, says
the newspaper, shared by a majority
of the house.
Hogs Smothered to
Death Under Corn
Liberty. -Neb., Dec. 16. (Special.)
J. S. McFall, a fanner living near
here, lost seven hogs in a peculiar
manner. He shelled 500 bushels of
corn and placed the grain in an old
house, which he used as a granary,
with a hog house in the basement.
During the night the floor gave way,
letting the grain down on the swine,
burying seven of them. They weighed
Rebellion in Portugal
Has Been Quelled
Paris. Dec. 16. There have been
revolutionary outbreaks in various
parts of Portugal, according to a
Havas agency dispatch from l.isbon,
filed yesterday, but an official-note de
clares that the uprising has Ijeen
everywhere entirely uucllei. and that
l.l:,lon is Iranijuil.
ARMIES AGAIN IN
BATTLE UPON THE
FIELD OF VERDUN
Infantry Fighting Resumed on
East Bank of Meuse Follow-
ing Attack of French
on. Previous Day.
Ofl nnnnn rfirvwAnrw
Teuton Forces Continue to
Gain Ground in Rouma
nian War Zone.
BRITISH MOVE lit ASSERT
(Aisoelatod PrM War Summary.)
Infantry fighting was resumed to
day on the east bank of the Meuse, in
the Verdun sector. Which of the
combatants assumed the offensive is
not known. During the previous
night the German troops had under
taken no counter attack to regoin the
ground hey lost as the result of the
stroke inflicted by the French on Fri
day. Details concerning the French
drive give capture of 9,000 Germans
and about eighty guns.
Several French divisions partici
pated in the attack and the French
war office says they were opposed by
five German divisions.
The Teutonic armies in Roumania
continue to gain. A statement by the
German war office that the Buzeu
river sector has been forced may
mean that the Teutons actually have
crossed that river along which it had
been expected the Roumanians would
make their next stand.
In the vicinity of Wycheaete and
Ypres German troops delivered an as
sault southeast of Zillebeke, penetrat
ing the second British line.
A further advance of the British
army on the Tigris front in Mesopo
tamia within three quarters of a mile
of that river opposite Kut-El-Amara
Revolutionary outbreaks in Portu
gal accompanied by mutiny of some
troops, have been quelled.
Greece Agrees to
All Demands Made
On It by the Allies
' Loudon, Dec. 16. According to an
Athens dispatch to Reuter's, Greece
has replied to the allies' ultimatum
by saying that it accepts the demands
made on it, as it it desirous of giving
another manifest proof of the sin
cerely friendly sentiments which have
always animated it toward the en
tente.. The reply says that no hos
tile movements of troops have Iver
taken place, or been projected, and
that the transfer of material north
ward will immediately cease.- Orders
haye already been given, if is stated,
regarding the movements of troops
and war material and will be carried
out as rapidly as possible.
In respect to the attack on British
and French marines in Athens De
cember,,!, the government says that it
desires to give every legitimate sat
isfaction and refers to its proposals
to arbitrate. It expresses the hope
that the allied powers will reconsider
their decision to continue the block
ade, which, it says, is straining rela
tions and impressing public opinion.
The reply concludes with the ex
pression of a desire by the govern
ment and people of Greece for a re
sumption of the existing traditional
confidence which previously existed
between Greece and the entente na
tions. York Wants Meeting
Of the Firemen
York, Neb., Dec. 1(5. (Special.)
Vork will send a delegation to the
meeting. of the State Firemen's asso
ciation at Auburn in January. An
effort will be made to bring the 1918
meeting to York.
York County Agricultural society,
through its committees, is getting
busy. As soon as suitable ground
near the city can he secured a com
munity Building will be erected, which
will be large enoug'r to house the
agricultural exhibits and be used the
balance of the year for entertaining
conventions and other gatherings to
be held in the city. It is the inten
tion to spend $50,000 this yctir to
purchase the ground and erect the
Philip Romsdale, York, and Mrs.
Julia L. Morse, Glower, N. D., were
married at the home of Rev. P. H.
Schell Thursday afternoon. Rev. Mr.
Schell performed the ceremony.
C. K. Smith died at the county
farm Thursday morning; aged 80
General Strike Begins on -The
Havana Central Railway
Havana, Dec. 16. At the expira
tion of the men's ultimatum at 8
o'clock this morning a general strike
of the Havana Central railway was
begun. Traffic has been paralyzed.
The electric plants being out of op
eration, the current in many towns
in Havatoa province was cut oft'. At
Rcgla and at Guanabacoa the street
car service was interrupted. The
ferry service from Havana to Casa
blanca and Regla was stopped. Po
lice are guarding the railroad and
Fails to Win the Girl
And Then Kills Himself
Iowa Falls, la., Dec. 16. (Special.)
Disappointed in a love affair, in
which the rival suitor won the hand
of the woman that two young men
were courting, Ray Fowler took
strychnine and ended his life. He
left a note explaining his reason for
the act. No inquest was deemed
necessary. The young man lived with
his parents near Eagle City. He was
25 years old.
IS WORTH $150,000
Widow of the Late Stock
Dealer Gets Income From
.All His Properties,
GUY ELLIS IS EXECUTOR
The estate of the late Henry F.
Hamilton, wealthy live stock man,
whose will has been filed for probate
with the clerk of the county court, is
estimated to be worth $150,000. It
consists largely of real estate and per
sonal property. County officials have
not yet figured out what the county
inheritance tax will be. On a basi.; of
$150,000, the estate would pay a fed
eral inheritance tax of $1,500. j
Guy G. F.llis of Omaha and Harry
E. McQuaid of St. Paul, Minn., are
named as executors. The estate ls"to
be held in trust and the income paid
to the widow, Anna V. Hamilton.
' Upon the death of the vih'.O:) the
following bequests are provided for:
Henry Hnmilton Romps, you m' r.dopted
dauffhlsr, Blanche V. Somen ,' dik-ago,
Frederick it. Somes of (."ilrnjro, tuthr of
Honry Hamilton Somea, 16,000.
Rusaell . Hamilton of Orel. Neb., nephew.
Uaorire Hamilton of Ordr nephew, 15,000,
Tracy Hamilton nf Ord. nephew, l&.ooo.
William Thnimiu Hamilton of Ord, brother,
Bert Hansen of Denver, widow's nephew,
Henry Hansen of Denver, wldow'a nephew,
1'aul llnti6:n of Denver, widow's nephew,
Mrs. Stifle 13, Hansen of Denver, widow's
Airs. Allle Mason of Woodbine, la., widow's
To Crossing the Tracks
Lincoln, Dec. . 16. Commercial
travelers have lodged a formal com
plaint with the State Railway com
mission against passengers having
to cross one or more tracks to board
Union Pacific tr.-.:ns. It is alleged
that passengers have to cross at least
one and often both of the Union
Pacific's tracks and that this is not
only dangerous but also inconvenient,
passengers often having to stand ex
posed to the weather for several min
utes -waiting their trains. The hear
ing was continued today until Jan
Jury Says Manslaughter
When Boy is Killed by Auto
Sioux City, la., Dec. 16. Theodore
palmer, known here as the "million
aire kid," late last night was found
guilty of manslaughter by a jury in
district court for the killing of Ver
non Frost, 14 years old, by running
an automobile over him October .11,
1915. The penalty is not to exceed
eight years ill the penitentiary. He
will be sentenced January 18.
Grand Island Incubator
Baby Gaining in Weight
Grand Island, Neb., Dec. 16. (Spe
cial.) Grand Island lias an incubator
baby, a hoy that weighed only three
and one-half pounds November 6, the
day of his birth. The child is Nor
man Frederick, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde E. Cantrcll. It will be neces
sary for him to live in the incubator
home for at least two or three weeks
longer. The physician in charge re
ports the child gaining weight and
Thanks for he Shoes and Send More Shoes
"The response to The Bee's appeal for shoes for the
poor has been splendid," said iyrs. Doane, secretary of the
Associated Charities. "But the demand this year is simply
unprecedented and I hope the people vWll continue to send
"Cast-off shoes, if they still have some wear in them,
can be made good use of. Money to buy new ones or orders
on shoe stores are' also very welcome."
While we are thinking of the dainties and luxuries of
our own Christmas, it is well to remember that to many poor
people a pair of shoes will make a merry Christmas.
Special attention is given to helpless women and depen
dentchildren in this work.
And every case is THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED so
that only the WORTHY receive assistance.
Send or bring the shoes or money to the Associated
Charities, 1716 Dodge street, or to The Bee.
The Real Christmas Spirit
RAILDOADS AND MEN
Prospects of General Strike hy
Trainmen Grow Less as
NO DETAILS GIVEN OUT
Chicago, Dec. 16. Hale Holden,
president of the Burlington, who was
chairman of the committee of the
railroad, executives which met Presi
dent Wilson and the brotherhood
officials in Washington last summer,
when a railroad strike was threat
ened, confirmed today that informal
conferences had been held by rail
road representatives with brother
hood' officials concerning a settle
ment out of court of the controversy
between, the. railroads and their em
ployes'.' W. G. Lee, presidept of the Broth
erhood of Railway Trainmen, an
nounced I at Evanjville, ' Ind.,tait'
night that negotiations are under way
between leaders of the lour brother
hoods and operating officials of sev
eral railroads looking to a settlement
of the entire controversy before Jan
uary 1, when the Adamson law is to
go into effect. ,
Both Lee and, Holden said, how
ever, that the discussions had not
progressed far enough even to sug
gest a basis for a permanent settle
ment. "I don't feel that I can say much
more than that- the conferences have
been held between the brotherhood
men and the railroad officials," Hol
den said. '.'The meetings have been
of a purely informal nature and to
date there has been no suggestion of
an ultimate adjustment."
Three of the Aged
Iowa Pioneers Die
Shenandoah, , la. , Dec. 16. (Spe
cial.) Three southwestern low pio
neers, whose combined ages totaled
279 years, have died this week. With
the death of Dr. I). Miller, 89 years
old, passes one of Shenandoah's old
est citizens. His death followed a
decline of nearly a year's duration.
John M. Phipps, 104 years old, and
H. S. Nichols, 86 years, were the
other two pioneers.
Dr. Miller was a veteran of the
civil war. He served three years in
the Army of the Cttnibcrlands and
participated in many hut skirmishes.
Four children survive the father: J.
N. Miller, Shenandoah;. Walt Miller,
St. Francis, Kan.; J. Lincoln Miller,
Slcnnet, la., and Mrs. Lawrence
Griffith, Northboro, la.
Hosts to the Town
Superior, Neb., Dec. 16. (Special
Telegram.) The senior class of the
Superior High school held open house
to the patrons of the school last night.
A short program of music was fol
lowed by a farce by several members
of the class, after which the patrons
were shown through the different
laboratories, manual training and do
mestic science departments in which
the students were at work. Refresh
ments were served to about 400
parlous by the se ior girls and do
mestic science students.
Many Dignitaries of Catholic
Church Will Attend Cere
mony of Installation.
SERMON BY BISHOP TIHEN
Archbishop Jeremiah J. Harty will
be installed as bishop ti the Diocese
of Omaha in St. Cecilia's new cathe
dral next Thursday at 10 a. m. Fif
teen bishops and archbishops and a
targe number of priests will be pres
ent at the ceremony, which will be
the first to be held in the new
cathedral.- . '. ' ' - ? ' ,-r-
Admfoiioti-ttrHie cathedral Xvill be
by ticket, a limited number being al
lotted to each parish in the city. Rep
resentatives of the various Catholic
societies and religious orders will re
ceive tickets for the ceremony, so
that they cat) be represented there.
The clergy1 of Omaha diocese and
the visiting priests will assemble at
St. Cecilia's school hall at 9 o'clock
for vesting. At 9:30 the procession!
ot the priests will leave the school
hall and proceed to the cathedral.
The prelates will follow in the order
of dignity and seniority, Archbishop
Harty, vested in cope and miter and
carrying the croiier, being last At
the entrance to the cathedral he will
be met. by the pastor, who presents
him with the holy water with which
to sprinkle the people. Proceeding
to the sanctuary the archbishop will
be stated while the bills of his ap
pointments are read by Rt. Rev. Mon-
signor Lolanen. He will then be
conducted to the throne and the ad
dress of welcome on behalf of the
priests will be read by Very Rev.
John Jennette, dean of Omaha.
Kissing the Ring. . ' v
The priests of the diocese will then
make their obeisance by advancing to
the throne and kissing the ring of
their new bishop in token of obedi
The celebration of pontifical mass
will then begin, the celebrant being
Kt. Rev. I. J. Hennessy. bishop of
Wichita, Kan. The following are the
assistants appointed for the cere
mony: Officers of the throne arc:
Amount prlert, RlKht Rev. Mirr. A. M.
Colanvrl, Prot. Ap.; tint MBnlntanl deacon.
Very Rev. John Jennette, V. F.; aecon'l an
alxtant deacon. Very Rev. M. F. Caaaldy, V.
P. : book-hearer. Rev. John Cotter; candle
bearer. Rev. T. O'Billltvan;- mlter-bearer.
it-v. J. Halltnan; croiler.bearer, Rev. D.
Olficera of the Maea Celebrant, Rlirht
Rev. J. J. Honnoaey, D. !.. blehop of Wich
ita; aaalatant pl'leHt, RlKht Rev. Mar. J.
Iluealnir V. K, ; deacon, Very Rev. Ferdinand
flchnuettg-en, D. I)., V. K. ; aubdeacon, Uev.
Jopenh Clnindelntti book-bearer, Rev. P. R.
Kelly; oamlle-bearcr, Rev. II. Tenlion; mlter
bcarer. Rev, T. Carmody; tliurlfcr,- Rev. M.
Maxtcra - of Ceremonlea Rev. James W.
Stcnaon nnd Rev. Hush Oatcly.
Male Choir Sings.
The music of the mass will be ren
dered by a select choir composed of
the male singers of all the Catholic
choirs in the city. These have been
meeting for practice under the direc
tion of H. V. Burkley every Friday
evening at Crcighton university for
several weeks past.
The sermon will be preached by
Right Rev. J. Henry Tihen, D. D.,
bishop of Lincoln.
Following the ceremony at the
cathedral a luncheon will be served to
the prelates and clergy at the Hen
shaw hotel. Three special street cars
will be waiting at the cathedral to
carry the priests to the hotel. At the
luncheon a number of informal
speeches will be delivered by the visit
This will end the program for the
day, which is the first installation cere
mony that the younger (feneration of
Omahans will have been privileged to
witness, as it is more than twenty-
five years ago since the late nishop
Scannell was installed in the old St.
Philomena's cathedral at Ninth and
Short of Natural Gas and
Many Workmen Are Idle
Wheeling, W. Va., Dec. 16. Fifteen
thousand workmen are idle here today
as a result of a serious shortage of
natural gas, which h. forced almost
everv factory and mill in the Wheel
ing district dependent upon gas for
fuel to close.
LANSING TALK OF
Ambassador Says Terms Were
Not Mentioned and that
None Have Been
WILL SEND NOTES SOON
Communications from Central
Powers Will Go Forward
TRANSLATORS AT WORK
Washington, Dec. 16. The Ger
man, Austrian and Turkish notes pro
posing peace were started on their
way to the entente capitals late to
day. The notes were transmitted in a
uniform American translation and the
original texts will be sent forward,
later probably by mail.
The notes were unaccompanied by
any expression from the United
States, although, as has previously
been explained, President Wilson has
reserved the opportunity to add a
word for peace in some way in the
Th,e notes went forward by cable
and are expected to reach the entente
capitals within the next forty-eight
The note to Great Britain will be
in London before Tuesday, the time
Lloyd George was expected to speak
before the House of Commons.
Washington, Dec. 16. Count von
Bernstorff, the German ambassador,
conferred with Secretary Lansing to
day seeking information of the atti
tude of the United Statu toward the
peace proposals of the central powers,
to discuss the general subject of peace
from this government's viewpoint and
to give any information Mr. Lansing
might desire on the attitude of the
Ambassador Bernstorff said, after
a ten-minute visit with Secretary
"We did not discuss peace termi in
any way. I have not received any
formal terms and the American gov
ernment knows officially that no for
mal terms have been proposed. All
Germany has suggested ii that the
belligerents get together and talk. If
that proposal is accepted definite
terms naturally will be discussed, but
till then it-will hot be proper to men
tion, them. My visit to the tecretary
was purely for discussion."
The 'ambassador indicated that the
actual place for the holding of a con
ference and the question of whether
it should be by direct negotiation or
through intermediaries, were ques
tions entirely dependent on the will
ingness of the entente allies to dis
cuss the situation at all. He indi
cated also that he had not discussed
the American action in sending on
the Teutonic notes without comment,
as that was purely a matter for this
country to decide for itself.
Notei Go Forward Today. .
Secretary Lansing said the peace
notes probably would go forward be
fore night. One uniform American
translation will be sent to all the gov
ernments where the United States
represents the central allies, and the
original texts will be forwarded later,
probably by mail. . -,
The president's determination to
have the United States as a medium
for exchange of the notes between
the hostile belligerents was made
after a prolonged cabinet meeting
The notes received from Germany,
Austria and Turkey were meant to
be identical, but the translations re
ceived here differed slightly in word
ing, and an effort was made today to
harmonize them. Some officials sug
gested that the American representa
tives in each ally capital should be
requested to transmit the documents
direct to American diplomats in the
Abandoned by Crew
New York, Deer 16. The United
States army transport Sumner, which
grounded off Barnegat, N. J., Sunday
night on the way to this port from
Colon, was abandoned by the crew
early today. Heavy seas, driven by
a northwesterly wind, caused the
transport to pound heavily on the
shoal. Shortly after midnhrhl the
vessel leaked so rapidly that the'
pumps and wireless were put out of
Captain Webber and a small por
tion of the crew left on the boat
were taken off by boats from the
coast guard cutter Seneca and the
Barnegat coast guard station. ' The
remainder of the crew had been trans
ferred to the army transport Kilpat
rick and brought here last night.
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