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RIEF RIGHT REEZY BITS OF NEWS JD OMAHA GOLDEN CITY OF GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES OF THE GOLDEN WEST The Omaha Daily Bee CARDINAL MERCIER TO VISIT AMERICA. Brussels, Jan. 5. Cardinal Mercicr will go to America soon, it is an nounced by newspapers. ROUMANIA GRANTS CITIZENSHIP TO JEWS. Paris, Jan. 5. Rights of citizen ship have been granted by Rou mania to all Jews born in that coun try, it is announced in a letter writ ten by V. Antonesco, Roumanian minister to France, to M. Roths child, head of the Central Jewish committee in France. Premier Bra tiano had so informed him by tele graph the minister said. GORKY ELECTED MEMBER OF SOVIET. ' Zurich, Jan. 5. Maxim Gorky, the Russian author and revolutionist, ; lias been fleeted a member of the Petrograa soviet, according to Rus" sian advices received here. VDT dS Vfl 1 7? Enttrfd h MMa4-elin aitttr M M. IMS. at UU. 1NU. Ho. 0Bihl p. o. H Kl it March 3. 1(7 OMAHA, MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 1919. By Mall (I ml. Daily. I4.M: Sunday. $2.50: Dally aad Sun., I9.M; outalita Nak. aoitata aitra TWO CENTS. THE WEATHER; Fair Monday and Tues day, warmer Monday and in east Tuesday. Hourly Temperatures. a. 1 m. J 1 St m S m 14 m OS m 1 A m 4 7 18 p. m. m. 1 m S m. ...... ..lit m It m 1.1 m 1 .11 ..It ' m rn JV t2 M-, n YANKEES GARY PRrDICTS ERA OP GREAT PROSPERITY. . Pittsburgh, Jan. 5. An era of great prosperity for America during the next live years was predicted by ,E. H. Gary, chairman of the United States Steel corporation boaid of directors, attendinc the annual din ner of the Carnegie Steel company. .Speaking of prices and wages, Presi dent Gary said: "Ther- wik be readjustments in prices and wages, too, eventually, but the readjustments in wages wUl come slowly, and in such a way that labor will recognize their justiice. If j employers are fair to labor, I have tio doubt labor will reciprocate." . WOMEN'S SHoii TO BE 'HIGHER IN TWO ASPECTS. "' Chicago, Jan. 5. Higher shoes for "women for 1919, higher j,ri -s rather, than reductions, and short skirts, are the views of the National j Shoe Travelers' association as ex pressed in resolutions at the close ,of its seventh annual convention. .Women's shoes of eight-and i le liali Inches or higher, in brown, gray, '.beaver, black and white, were de creed by the shoe travelers who ad ded' that "long; skirts are unsightly, unsanitary ana prevent free action in walking or other pursuits." Scar city of material is expected to make prices even higher, the travelers agreed. WOMAN PASSES AS MAN FOR EIGHT YEARS. '. San Bernardino, Cal., Jan. 5. Af ter passing as a man for eight years and fleeing tp the desert near here to evade the physical examination incident to the military draft, "John Bauer," aged 24, was found today Mo be a woman when she refused to submit, to -4he ministrations of a male nurse at the state hospital at Patton, near here. "Bauer", who refused to give any other na.me, was apprehended in Death valley, where she had lived in a cave for the past year and was believed to have become unbalanced fiorn solitude. The woman to'd the hospital atf thorities she had lived in the Im perial valley, Cal., for seven years, 'working as a man and wearing men's clothing, according to her statement. VICTORS m BATTLE DR. HOLMES QUITS UNITARIAN CHURCH New York, Jan. 5. Rev. Dr. John llavnes Holmes, nastor of the Uni- .' tarian Church of the Messiah in ,this city, announced to his congre gation today that he would leave the Unitarian denomination next May and recommended that the church likewise quit the denomina tion and its members join him in establishing a community or liberty church, i CAPT. ROOSEVELT IMPERSONATED Y-A-TRAVELER Guest st Hotel in New Mexico V Tells Stories of Alleged Ex periences in France and ,. Borrows Money. Albuquerque, N. M., Jan. 5. A man and a woman registered at a local hotel here about two weeks aero as Capt.' Archie Roosevelt and wife. : The man regaled the guests with stories of his alleged experiences on v the French front. He said they were pected to spend several months re cuperating from wounds received in France. . The couple went from here to Santa ,Fe, where the man said he was a cousin of,Colonel Roosevelt '. and represented himself to be an agent of the Department of Justice. ' lie secured an interview with Gov ernor Lindsey. . rosing as Capt. Archie Roosevelt, he obtained $50 by wire from R. M Ferguson of Tyrone, N. M a former Rough Rider. He also passed a worthless check at Lamy, N. M. It is understood here that the couple went to California, where of ficials of the Department of "Justice are close on their trail. ,' Captain Roosevelt in Hospital. New York, Jan. 5. Somebody in ' New Mexico has been impersonating Capt. Archie Roosevelt and borrow ing money there fn the strength of the deception, according to mtorma tion received by the son of the fort ; mer president, and made public here today. Captain Roosevelt said that a man. accompanied by a woman posing as a Mrs. Roosevelt, has been visiting various western cities. j Captain Roosevelt, who is in a hospital here, beiing treated for par- J . r .,. ? J 1... - liysis oi me arm, causeu oy a oucu wound received in France, said he was apprised of the impersonators by relative here of Mr. Ferguson's I wife, from vhom they received a .vletter, written under the impression .that Captain Roosevelt was still I somewhere in New Mexico. DEEP SNOW Bolshevist Troops Driven Back From Kadish; Dead and Wounded Americans Mutilated by Foe. By Associated, Press. With the Allied Army of the Dvina, Jan. 5 American troops, lighting desperately near Kadish, have driven back bolshevist troops which made an advance there. The holsheviki also launched attacks on the Onega sector and bombarded the allied front. The Americans came into the battle along the Petrograd road and in the frozen swamps that border it. The battle was fought in snow from two to four feet in depth. American forces captured Kadish last Monday, after a display of gal lantry that evoked the admiration of the allied comnjanders. Special care has been taken of the American wounded and the body of an Ameri can officer was taken back 100 miles by sleigh and then shipped to Arch angel for burial. There were some casualties on Monday, but they were small in comparison to those in flicted upon the enemy. Under Heavy Fire. On Tuesday the holsheviki open ed a terrific fire froiii three and six inch guns and launched an attack against the buildings held by the Americans in Kadish. So hot was the artillery fire that the Americans were withdrawn temporarily from the village. The line, however, was not taken back very far and the new positions were firmly leld. The en emy did not occupy Kadish because the barrage fire from the American guns made the": place - untenable Shells falling on the frozen ground spread their zones of destruction twice as far as they would under normal conditions. Later, under the protection of ar tillery tire, American detachments again swept forward and reoccupied the town. Ihe men engaged m the advance were from infantry and trench mortar units. Enemy Fighting Savagely. This morning word came from headquarters that the American po sitions are now 400 meters south- of the village, which is the line mark ing the furthest advance made by the Americans late in October be fore they retired to the north of Kadish. Here and there are graves where are buried Americans, who fell in the struggle that went on during the, first advance. They are not many in number but for the troops involved they give evidence that the Americans have been in the hardest fighting that has been going on here. The holsheviki are fighting more savagely here than elsewhere to hold their positions. The Petroiirad road leads south ward to riesetskaya, a large village on the Vologda railway, which is the (C'ontlnurd on Faite Two, Column Two.) Republic Now Exists In Ireland, Declares Leader in Sinn Fein New York. Tan. 5. A republic now exists in Ireland and ' every nrrr nf tVi Trish neonle will be used to uphold it, Dr. Patrick Mc- Cartau, known as the envoy ot tne nrnvisinnal government .of Ireland." declared in an address at a meeting held here tonight, to. congratulate: him, Diarmuid Lyncn ana uenerai Liam Mellows, -ail. prominent .Sinn. Kejners, on their election to the British parliament. "You have seen the statement of the new English secretary for Ire- land that the Irish question will be settler! within the next six months. either peaceably or bloodily," said Dr. Mctartan. "We in Ireland are not afraid of shedding blood in our riffhtenitQ rause and if Erieland at tempts to interfere with the estab lishment of our republic it will oe a declaration of war oh her part and the Wood that will be spilled will be on her hands." "General Mellows asserted that the Sinn Feiners would convene a national assembly in Ireland, from which the Irish question would be presented to the peace conference. Soviet Troops Gain Control of Riga. After. Heavy Street Fighting Copenhagen, Jan. 5. Riga is in the hands of the Lithuanian soviet troops, according to a , wireless dispatch from the Russian bolshe ' vist headquarters, received here. Fighting has been raging in the streets of Riga according to the Lokal Anzeiger of Berlin, which says the German theater has been set oh fire. " . v The German steamer Lucie Woermann is reported to have left Riga yesterday with several hun dred relugces. j Mrs. Wilson's Smile Wins Paris on Shopping Tour jl jj Mrs. Wilson, wife f the president, photographed while on a shop ping tour in Paris. With Mrs. Wilson in the carriage are Mme. Poin care, wife of the president of France, and Miss Margaret Wilson. EITHER GOOD OR FULTZ SEEMS TO STANDCHANCE Fight for Speakership of House Thought to Be Be tween These Two; Little Interest Being Shown. Lincoln, Jan. 5 (Special Tele gram.) Very little interest is be ing taken in the organization of the legislature' by the members who have so far arrived, and not many of them as yet have put in an appear ance. ... j Probably half a dozen senators are here, while not over two dozen house members were pn the ground this evening. ' Most of the interest appears to be in the organization of the house, many feeling that Good of Nemaha and Fuitz of Furnas - Will run "Very close. , Jennison of Clay and Wild man of .York havi a- inUnarincr hif , -- - r " " , it does not appear to be as strong as the others. - Chief clerk of the house has gen erally been- conceded to- - - Wv F. Hitchcock of Sterling, with W. T. Caldwell of Edgar second choice. However, O. G. Smith of' Kearney arrived on the scene late this after noon and Smith stock took a rise in the market. -Smith -is -farmer, and- as -about 36 republican' in the lower branch are farmers, if they all stand by Smhh, he. may lopm up pretty, well on the horizon ' tomorrow. . ; Will Israel of Havelock, who was a candidate for chief clerk, has switched to first assistant. - " Few Senators Arrive. " . In the senate the only thing of interest is the office of president pmrtem of that body.-- 1 Hoagland of , North . Platte , and Bushee of Kimball were. the only ones on the scene today and- it is generally believed that ' when it comes to a show down that they will not be found opposing each other. Another candidate is Neal of Ne maha, but until he arrives little can be knowrf of his strength. It is generally felt that Saunders of Douglas is in the race, but he has not put in an appearance and no one appears to be able to speak for him. The most that is known is that he is a candidate and that eventual ly the fight, may narrow down to the Omaha man and either Bushee or Hoagland wi(h Neal holding the balance of power. . Clyde Barnhard of Table . Rock, has no opposition for secretary of the senate and Mr. Sinclair.of Qma ha appears to be' equally sure of the job of first assistant. -jFor ser geant at arms of the senate' there are a flock of candidates, alt G. A. R. men. Theji are A. D. Havens of Atkinson, former Senator Henry Hoagland of Lancaster,' John Lett of York and John B. Dey Of Brad shaw. ; . Lies Between Two. , It is generally considered that the election lays between Havens and Hoagland. James Howell of Albion is the only candidate so far for as sistant sergeant at arms and stands a good saow. ox landing, 60,000 PERSONS PARTICIPATE JN BERLIN UPRISING Independent 'Socialists Decide to Quit Cabinet After Demonstration Against Them by Populace. By the Associated Press. Berlin, Jan. 5. Independent so cialist members of the Prussian cabinet have decided to resign, it has been learned. Among them will be Adolf Hoffmann, whose course toward churches and schools has resulted in hitter opposition, even from some of his colleagues. Invade Ministry Office. Amsterdam, Jart. 5. Sixty thou sand Catholics and protestants of Berlin, after a mass meeting Thurs day, marched to- the ministry of public worhip, where there was a demonstration against Adolf Hoff man, independent socialist, who holds that portfolio, says advices from the German capital. Dr. Karl Leibknecht and Rosa Luxembourg, the radical leaders, were also tar gets of the crowd's anger. As the throng marcned along the streets it sang "Deutschland Uber Alles." After reaching the building, entry was forced and a large number ot people entered, searching for Hoff mann,' but. he was not found. The crowd then dispersed. ' Police Chief Deposed. Berlin, Jan. 5. The cabinet has deposed 'Eichorn, chief of police of Berlin, who refused to vacate his post ' Herr Ernst, director of the Vorwaerts- Publishing company, lies been appointed to succeed Eichorn. Eichorn, as chief of police, as sisted the members of the Spartacus' group on December 25 in raiding the premises of the socialist organ and in .the suppression of the paper. It is reported ;that the govern ment has decided to adopt drastic measures to suppress activities of the radical socialists throughout Germany. HERRING, GERMAN LEADER 1918.DEAD Former Imperial Chancellor Expires at Ruhpolding, Bavaria, After Illness of Only Six Days. By Associated Press. Copenhagen, Jan. S. Count George F. von Hertiing, the former imperial German chancellor, died Saturday night at Ruhpolding, Ba varia. He had been ill for six days. Count George F. von Hertiing was considered the most learned man of all the men called to the chancellorship of Germany since 1871. He had won for himself a scholar's reputation before he en tered political life and up to 1912, when he became Bavaria's minister- president, he had combined educa tional and literary work vith his political activities. Von Hertiing was appointed imperial German chancellor in October, 1917, succeed ing Dr. George Michaelis. He re signed in the fall of last year and Emperor William conferred upon him the Order of the Black Eagle and his warm thanks for the "self sacrificing faithfulness" with which Von Hertiing had served the coun try. Student of Philosophy. Von Hertiing was bom in August. 184.1, in Darmstadt, of a well-known family. He passed through the gym nasium, or high school,' of his home citv. studied nhilosoohv and historv .Lai, jiunstcr, Munich, and Berlin and received the degree of doctor ot philosophy in 1864. Later he visited Italy and studied the dogmatic his tory of the Roman Catholic church and in 1867 became teacher of phil osophy in the University of Bonn. He was well krtown as a writer on Catholicism. Count von Hertiing was a mem ber of the reichstag continuously from 1875 to 1912, with the excep tion of the period of 1890 to 1896. He became the clerical party leader in 1909 after the death of Count Hompech. During the chancellor ship of Count von Buelovv he en trusted Von Hertiing, whom he con sidered an able and resourceful dip lomat, with negotiations with the Vatican. Von Hertiing also was often the semi-official intermediary between his party and the govern ment. Assailed by Socialists. In the latter months of his oc cupancy of the chancellorship Von Hertiing was assailed by the social ists in the reichstag and the German newspapers, the socialists charging that he had entered the chancellor ship with understanding that he would speak for the whole of the German people, but that he had gone over to the junkers and represented ideas that were obsolete. The press generally attacked the chancellor as a result of the increasing friction be tween the Berlin and Vienna govern ments. The feeling of the news papers was intensified when the chancellor, early in September, said the government saw no possibility of approving a bill for general equal suffrage as it came from the Prus sian lower house. The workers' unions also turned against the chan cellor, accusing the government of being responsible for lack of food and of putting the interests of the producing interests above those of the people. In his last speeches before the reichstag Von Hertiing dwelt on the possibilities of peace being brought about. These addresses were char acterized by the newspapers of al lied countries as peace feelers, and even were attacked by German writers and politicians as insincere or untruthful. Soldiers Who Lost Eyes Can Be Self Supporting UWJ BARNES Former German Emperor Goes Under Surgeon's Knife Operation on One of His Ears Reported Successful; His Condition Said to Be Improving Daily. By Associated Press. Amsterdam, Jan. 5. William Ho henzoliern. the former German em peror, has undergone a successful operation on one of his ears by Pro fessor Lang of Amsterdam univers ity. Amerongen, Holland, Jan. 5. Even the wonderrul spring-like weather of the new year did not hing the former Gtrma.i emperor outside of Amerongen castle, al though his condition is improving daily. The principal cause of his indisposition' appears to be mental depression, induced.by . the . gradual realization of the full extent of his downfall. Recent reports from Ger many are said to have accentuated this feeling. Lack of open-air exercise and con tinual brooding have had such telling effect on his appearance that he scarcely is recognizable to those who saw him when he first came to Am erongen. His wife, who is with him almost constantly, displays much buoyant spirits and makes every ef fort to cheer him. News of the birth of another grandchild to the wife of Prince Os car reached the former imperial couple yesterday and subsequently several dispatches were received by them. The ex-monarch did not sit up "to see the new year in," but at tended the customary morning prayer in the castle chapel. There is no sign of the immediate removal of the former emperor, al though many reports afe current to Sir Arthur Pearson, Himself Sightless, Says Blind Are Capable of All Sorts of Work. 9- New York, Jan. , 5. Practically every soldier who has lost his sight because of the war may be rehabil itated in a great measure and be come an asset rather than a drag upon the world that he has helped to save, said Sir Arthur Pearson, noted philanthropist, who, blind himself, is chairman or the Blinded Soldiers Care committee of Eng land, in telling today of the pur pose of his visit to this country. Sir Arthur, who recently arrived here, will act in an advisory capac ity for the Red Cross in the care of American blinded soldiers, and will go soon to the Red Cross home for the blind in Baltimore. "We always try to put a man back to work in his original occu pation and he generally succeeds," Sir Arthur declared. "It is not as hard as one thinks. When you lose one faculty you use another. If you can't see you be gin to use your wits." If a blinded man is put to work along lines that not only make him self-supporting but self-reliant and independent, he will in most instances do better work than he did before losing his sight," Sir Arthur said. Blind men were adaptable to all sorts of work, and in his opinion better in some lines than those with the faculty of sight. This was true even in professions that seem to depend upon sight, such .as archi tects and civil engineering, where he had known men to make good af ter becoming blind. "Blind people as typists are un excelled," he continued, "and .we turn out shorthand writers who do 1 f SIR. AJCTHUR. KAlUotr, 125 words a minute, telephone op erators who are better than the average graduate from a technical school, masseurs whose keenness of touch makes them superior to the best, basket makers who make bet ter baskets than those who see, hat makers who qualify with the best of their trade, cobblers who can sole a shoe as expertly as their fellows anywhere, polutry farmers who can tell the breed, age and other quali ties of a fowl with their hands; men who operate intricate machinery as well as any man with sight and barbers who not only practice their profession, . but who become pro prietors of growing establishments." Sir Arthur later will make an ex tensive tour through Canada in the interests of his work. BRITISH TROOPS BECOME UNRULY IN REST CAMPS Soldiers and Public Demand Speeding Up of Process of Demobilization of Military Forces. London, Jan. 5. An official state ment concerning disturbances among troops at rest camps, arising from complaints over the delay in demo bilization, was issued by the War office tom'ght. It says: "The trouble which has arisen in the past two days among troops re turning to France from leave in Eng land has been safely settled after a long conference between the com manding officer and representatives of the men." It is revealed also in a long explanation issued by the war office today that trouble similar to that with the troops at Folkestone oc curred at Dover, but on a smaller scale, and it is Mated that as the men were acting under a genuine misunderstanding no disciplinary measures will be adopted. A large staff of officials has gone to Folkestone and Dover to investi gate individual cases' of discontent and to demobilize men who are en titled to their discharge from the army. The war office admits that the affair seemed at first likely to lead to serious consequences, but says that it is now in the course of satisfactory arrangement. The past week has witnessed a strong and general demand from the most influential British newspapers, regardless of politics, for prompt meeting of the peace congress and prompt action to stem the tide of chaos which is threatening Germany because of the introduction of bof shevism by way of the border states. There is a dawning recognition that if anarchy seizes central Europe the decisions of the peace congress in drawing boundaries and levying in demnities can -be enforced only through military control by the allies, otherwise becoming merely "scraps of paper." The chief desrie of the British people is to have the army demobi lized as quickly as possible. The labor elements in particular oppose the retention of a large conscripted army for the policing of foreign territories with the possibility of be ing drawn into conflicts. The Sun day Observer gives warning in line with growing belief that the most urgent business now before the con quering nations is to restore the conquered nations and all of central and southeastern Europe to a status of order and normal living or something as near to this as possible. , Boat Capsizes; Five Drown. Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 5. A woman and four men met death late Satur day night when the Merchants Transportation company's 65 foot freighter Amazon capsized in Puget Sound. Three of the eight persons aboard escaped alive and spent the night adrift on the upturned hull fighting the bitter cold by building a fire on the hull, using pieces of drift wood after one of them had dried matches in hit hair. NEGRO HOLDS UP AND KILLS HIGH SCHOOLJTUDENT Max White Shot by Highway man While Returning From , Church; Dies in Lord Lister Hospital. Max White, 17-year-old Commer cial High school student, and a son of A. White, 2529 Davenport street, was held up by a lone negro and shot through the right eye at 8:45 o'clock last night at Nineteenth and Charles streets. The boy died at midnight. The negro walked away after the shooting. Young White and Miss Libby Minkin, 2640 Decatur street, had at tended a lecture in the Jewish church at Nineteenth and Burt streets, and were on the way to the girl's home when the shooting occurred. The negro had followed them for a couple of blocks. When they reach ed Nineteenth and Charles streets, he overtook' the couple and pushed a gun in young White's side, com manding him to hold up his hands. White tried to protect his com panion and the negro fired at his liead, the bullet entering the right eye. White was carried into the home of C. Petersen, 1547 North Nine teenth street, and the police ambu lance was called, which took him to Lord Lister hospital, where he died- Miss Minkin Only Witness. White's companion, -Miss'Minkin, was the only eye-witness., to the shooting. She told police she first noticed the negro following them at Nineteenth and Nicholas streets, and both slowed their pace to allow the man to pass. When they were directly in front of the home of C. Petersen; - 1547 North , Nineteenth street, the unmasked negro ap proached them from behind. "He put the gun to Max's right side," Miss Minkin said, "and said 'throw them up, kid.' I grew fright ened and turned about myself. Max turned and as he was putting up his (Continued on Pace Two, Column Beren.) Henry Sach Held Up by Three Men Near Scene of Murder Shortly after the hold-up and shooting of Max White at Ninteenth and Charles streets last night, Henry Sach, 216 North Twenty second street, was held up and rob bed of three dollars by three un masked highwaymen on the Central high school grounds. The hold-up occurred near the front entrance of the school. All three highwaymen had guns and were well dressed, Sach told the police. Robbers Get $56,400 Worthy of Negotiable Securities Salt Lake City, Jan. 5 Telegrams were sent today, to all important banks and bond brokers in the United States to watch for the ap pearance of bonds of the American Falls Canal Securities company, $56,400 of which were stolen from the desk of G. R. Both well at his home in this city. The stolen securities are in denomina tions of $1,000 and 100 and all are negotiable, MAY HAVE KILLED 2 OTHERS Slayer of Six Thought Also to Have Murdered His Wife and Daughter. Onawa, la., Jan. 5. (Staff Spe cial.) An investigation, which is ex pected to solve the mystery of sev cral deaths during the past 18 monthi in the vicinity of Onawa, Monont county, will be begun tomorrow by Sheriff Harlau, following th ' gruesome tragedy in the Wilbur Johnson home Friday night, when five persons were killed with a shot gun in the hands of William Barnes, a farmer, who lived on an island in the Missouri river about seven miles below Onawa. After wiping out the Johnson family Barnes killed him self. Authorities of Monona county have recalled, since the discovery of the six bodies Saturday morning, that Barnes' wife aod daughter died under singular circumstances in their home about a year ago. At the time ; of Mrs. Barnes' death speculation was rife among neighbors, many of whom openly expressed the opinion the woman met with foul play. Suspicion on Second Death. The man's 17-ycar-old daughter, who kept house for her father for a s?iort while following her mother's death, ended her own life, sup posedly, by drinking poison. Sus picion grew stronger following the mysterious death of the daughter. The authorities conducted an investi- ' atiQiv tut -the case was dropped without the suspect being investi gated by the grand jury. "Barnes is known to have been a desperate character," 5 said Sheriff Harlau. "The finger of suspicion has been pointed at him for a year now, and there are many who be lieve him directly responsible for the deaths of his wife and daughter. However, the sheriff I succeeded in office the first of the year investi gated the matter at the time, but was unable to obtain sufficient in formation to warrant Baines' arrest. I intend to go to the bottom of the matter, and I would iiol be at all surprised if Barnes was connected with a number of other crimes which have baffled the Monona county au thorities." '. Suitor of Mrs. Jones. Barnes is known to have been a suitor of Mrs. Mary Jones, daugh ter of Wilbur Johnson, and one of the victims. He is said to have been infatuated with the girl at the time of his wife's death. Neighbors re ported violent quarrels between Barnes and his wife, following cur rent gossip connecting Barnes' name with that of the girl. It was fol lowing one of these quarrels that Mrs. Barnes is said to have died under mysterious circumstances. The coroner's jury, after hearing the evi dence, returned an open verdict. The girl is known to have become despondent, following the death of he mother. She stayed at home and steadily refused to encourage the visits of her friends. For days she is said to have remained inside her father's house, declining to see (Continued on race Two, Column Four.) Father and Son Crawl Through Transom to Escape From Flame j Foliceman Morford rescued Fred Anderson, who tperates a restau rant at 1520 Cass street, and his son, Alfred, from asphyxiation early Sun- ; day morning, when a fire from an overheated furnace destroyed the in terior of the place and threatened serious damage to adjoining build ings. Father and son, who were sleeping in the basement of the res taurant, were awakened by the noise of crackling flames and were unable to find their way out of the building. Policeman Morford turned in an alarm, then broke open a small front transom leading into the cellarway, through which Anderson and his son crawled to safety. The damage, amounting to $800, was covered by insurance. Orange Growers Will Keep Frozen Stock Off Market Los Angeles, Jan. 5. Orange grow ers of Los Angeles county here have determined not to pick any citrus fruit for 10 days. It was estimated that within that time a careful sur-, vey of all groves could be made and the condition of the fruit determined sufficiently to ' prevent any frozen stock going on the market. Seventy Killed in Mine. Mctz, Jan. 5. Seventy persons were killed as a result of an ex plosion of fire damp in a mine near here Friday night. Five men were killed and 21 entombed by a cave-in at another mine.