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hS LXXXVI., NO. 55. SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBERS, 1912. 56 PAGES FIVE CENTS I
MUSTI
3 J10ER IN 21
? JSINESS, DEAD
- I
,lBs imbs to Heart Trouble,
J, ;6m Which He Had
ft Suffered for More
hi; I Than a Year.
S HIS FORTUNE AS
3j EAL ESTATE DEALER
i & i
i: in Many Notable Com
cr,i Ircial Enterprises That
4 lade for the Progress
'5 of the City.
'2 II: J
UZ " f HOUSTON" died uL l:30 o'clock'
rc h isterday morning at Ills homo In
af(i o Braii8forfl npnrlmcnls. Death
(licit Mowed an Illness from heart trou
llt, J b that had continued for several
A' -An acuto attack was suffered
ffo, since which lime his death
unit uc,,crcu Inevitable.
fouston's death will bo widely
noi thousands of Utah friends
m him intimately, lie wan on
Lake's foremost real cstato men
death removes one of the most
.pj ive and bait loved nubllc-snirit-itli
ens of tho community. During a
of moro than twenty-three
a Suit L,aks City, ho had been
ift f110"1 fgiiro In making a srenl
Sosti Salt Lake. Ho had been clciBcly
Cp fd with many of tho biggest real
leals In Salt Lake and his cntor
f t irmed no small part In the do
71 U; nt of tho city. Ills loss will be
sS -eU by a" of Salt Lake's business
mfc' r Year. J
l0re t1ian a J'0" lr. Houston hud
Attik In rolusl health. jn affliction
Atim C'UL ,,ruJormmca JlIi houMh and
W ?onpclItd to withdraw from tlio
ciife aanngemont of his largo real
nt p justness. Moro than a roar ngo
iW t0 Kl,r0)0 5,1 tIlc lioo that
mM wlBbt assist him In regaining his
.On his return, however, lie was
fl1 I ond he never fully recovered.
.oustou planned this winter to ro
yils old home In Texas, thoro to
...... '.'or tlr montho or a. year, A
Im iro llian a week ago ho wa3 pro-
60 to tl10 station to take the
jiiVl't If Texas when ho differed an
ile itack of heart fnlluro and tho
'SB ' CiUled "' SIncc t,,at 1,11,0 hc
ln a f1 condition. 2 j In
gffrfi Reagan Houston, arrived on
(Wlij day from Shu Antonio and la
1 -Hourly Expected.
...-- lursday Mr. Houston's death was
t'gf , ttPectcd. Ho rallied, and on 1-Yl-
Hvjri t condition was much improved.
-T' " to sink Friday evening and
IbU.' PKlit physicians found It neeea-
nd rcaort lo artificial respiration.
iU- Wf was but temporary and at
f Ipck yesterday mornlnp: ho passed
lvL; ttncral will be held at 2 o'clock
Jjjj V afternoon from the .Masonic
iMT. ! Vtldur t1l ttiisolces of 'the Mt.
bcH3 .lodt'o of Masons, of which Mr.
rial will bo In Mt. Olivet ccmc-
3tfi i?" ,0"'!5 rvlvcd by his widow,
ln rlzclo McMurtry Houston, two
ndtof1 1,10 llascji Uryan and Grl-
lUtsjji! WBton. and by two brothers ami
'X r' c oal. wife or a proml
$fm ?J &ln A,,lonl. "d Mrs. .
of JudRC M,nor- nlso of
??fSB by Thousancls.
uston'o geniality and his scrupu-
V0lSny ,M f" f 1,lB acal,B won
iC miIK,u or wan" blends. He
R, ,olUlmlatlc. proverblMjlv cher-
' M.al)vuj's 11 ,lr' cllcvr 1 yuU
rim1 fulurc- 'r""eb cotiserva
cr i'.m,Ubn"Jfis lwillngo and
never a
nCPl aft- 8R ncvcrt,,1,3fH a bulkier
cl tfSWftZt "",Ul poss,b,c SOr"e of th
'iSB l,cus 1,OUBco and office build-
;.p3KmirY,ymiln JIo,,f,,on w born
olurtm. ' 1SW' on 1,10 'nJado rlvor.
Ds JIr.Way from Antonio, Tex. Hs
!l itK8 U promI"''t Physician, win.
infn?,E? mb,r of 11,0 fllI,,0UB il"ccr
VMl Y t,mt E,lUled , Tbwih
PucHofW a part of Mexico and which
itta !nt in u,c Jlaira of th old
'il!f0,l's Oilier died when the
h0jmVle,Ua Fa,.,. Tex., engaging
mEbE' uiiKl'iess for aovorai yeara.
fMiVvnl to Hcl1001 1,1 Sa'' Au-
KA Eu ''"'"is and later at-
Mnoyl In Virginia.
Lake in 1889.
1c SB' cunK' to S,,IL vlioro he
IS ,1,, rL-i,lty ''"nfls in a
Wifln... e,U,0m,, uhl,Uy
1 nc,Tor- 11 u l'"esed clear
a8fUnM , kC0n f0,cal"t- 3'o care
ffi?Pn u.ythlng that Wi.h not
LtWJPon "bov l,oa Wepy
aJeS3S Vii .C W,t' a b,'(m(''
Cfmojh IdoaLs mid hlghj.ilmlud-
i b,-"fcMnued ou Pago Eleven.)
fog. 12g. -ottgton
Bom Sept. 11, 1SC5. Died "ec. 7, 1012.
Wm.. J
oimy SHOWS TOLSTOI
HELD SELFJSPB
"Let Public Read Those Pass
ages Where Divinify Has
Spoken .Through Me." '
PARIS, Doc. 7'. One of tlio most
striking sunloiiecs ;"n tlio diary of Uiu
lalc-C'ounl, Leo Tolstoi (which is print
ed tin's eveniiifr in ,hu .Inurnal Dos Uo
bath as Ii is hitherto unpublished testa
ment :iuJ was replaced by a brief for
mal will dated .'Inly 27, J 1)10, by, which
lie loft all his literary property to his
daughter, Alexandra), reads:
"f lho people of the world wish to
read my loiter, lot them dwell ou those
passages whore I know the divinu pow
er has spoken through me and let them
prolil; from Ihom throughout their
lives." ...
The diary is printed on tho authority
of Count Sorjiius Tolstoi, tt was writ
ten by bis father mi tier date of March
'27, lSf)5.
C'ouut Leo Tolstoi asked that all re
frain from nayinc Rood of liim after his
death.
Afler referring lo liimself as tho iu
tcrpreler of diriu'o power, he said:
"T have had moiiicnls when I felt
myself lo be the modi urn for the ex
pression of tlio divine will, J havu
sometimes been so inipiiro and so sub
ject to personal passious that tho lijfiil
of f his truth has been" obscured by my
own obscurity, but, despilo all, I have
served nt limes as tho intermediary
for his truth and those have been the
happiest moments of my life. May God
will thai, passing through me, these
truths have not been sullied aud may
mankind find in ihoin its pasture. .11
is only in that that my writings have
importance. "
Tho diary begins by saying tliat if
ho does not make another this shall bo
his testament. Tolstoi then requests to
bo buried whero ho dies if in a city
in the Jeast expensive cofiiu and in the
least oxponsivc cemetery "as tho poor
are buried."
I I'o coutinucd:
" Let there be no llowers, no wreaths,
uo discoiirso, and if possible let the fu
neral take place without priests aud
without liturirv. but if thai. i Hs:i Ten
able to (hobo who burynie, then lot me
bo interred with lho liturgy,, only aa
simply aud cheaply as possible."
After asking that no announcement
of liia death appear in tho newspapers
and that no obituary bo printed, Tol
stoi writes at longth 'concerning the dis
position of his works.
Kcforritig io 'his unpublished writ
ings he prescribed that only thoso be
printed AvhiHi will "bo useful to man
kind." Uo asks his heirs to abandon
to the public (ho right lo publish his
former works thnt is, to renounce the
author's writing.
A ft or giving instructions relative- to
the clasilication of. his papers by his
wife and daughters, ho orders his dia
ries to be destroyed when what, is worth
preserving has been extracted from
them.
This applies particularly to the .i"r
nals he. kept when a bachelor, wheu he
says, ho led the usual miserable, life of
young moil without principle. Then ho
adds:
"Afti-r all let my diaries romnin as
they are. It may bo seen 'from them
that despite the platitude and misery
of my youth, God did not abandon me
and that as I grew older 1 learned, how
ever little it was, to understand and to
lovo him."
Coufesscs Cruue.
WINNIPEG. Manitoba, Deo. 7, Gus
tav limiting, under arrcit here, con
fpsNud to abm-oudlng with u quarter of
a million mark from the Dreudncr bank
of Uft-llu, Gt'rmany, Juno fi. Brunlug
Im aald to Ivuvc been employed In the
LHTSdner bank as a ine.iBenger.
GRIDIRON CLUB
BIOS GOOD-BYE
TO PRESIDENT
Washington Correspondents
Pause in Their Annual
"High Jinks" lo Pay Trib
ute to Nation's Chief.
LANDSLIDE OF 1913'
FULLY EXPLAINED
"Uncle Joe'; Cannon, "Nick"
Longvorth and Other De- .
fca'ted Candidates vice;.
Dragged Into Viev.S'-
I
W' ASIIINOTON". Dec i7. Tlio land
slide; of l'jli': how It happened
and the futility uf an attempt
(o reorganize the "G. O. P." on
the old line.", wercs (lie theme's
upon which played the wit and humor
of Uk Crhliron flub at the annual fall
dinner tonight. Invents of political im
portance and actions upon which turned
national Issues were treated In a spirit
of levity and fun. Underlying each jest
and riulp and skit were touches of hu
man sympathy and kindliness for the vic
tims of tlic November avalanche, an well
as some bits of homely advice and warn
ings for tiie victors that kept everybody
In good humor.
Not even his late political enemies
failed to welcome the pathetic tribute lo
President Tart In the song rendered by
the Gridiron quartette appealing to him
"not to forget us when ' you go away."
The president sat and listened with the
members of his cabinet scattered about
the baiKiuet Hall.
The fun started' early. It wan discov
ered that the usually Immaculate hall
was not as tidy as It should bo ami a
"White flug" way scut about gathering
all sorts of litter. This turned out to
bo "Campaign lUibbish." aud eaeh find
brought forth a ripplo of applause. Wc
pulled out from Lho ..bandstand, a parrof;
moose horns and the club members tossed
Into his bag some worn-out souvenirs of
the campaign. ' Such were tlib "Last Posi
tive. Prediction!; of .Senator DlxoTi and
Charles U. J lilies; flint smile That
"Wouldn't Come Off, flic liluff tit JJlg
Buslncsb, O.K.'d by Bill Mryan:" a couple
of old empty wallets, one marked, "C. T.
T." and the othnr "G. V. P.," the peace
treaties, tho commerce court and the
"hopes of Henry Cabot Lodge for the
chairmanship of thu foreign relations
committee.''
Vermont and Utah.
Unlike other clubs, the Gridiron club
Initiates Its members In public, and this
tluio It acquired two worthy young
journalists In novel fashion. Hobbling
Into tho hall cn crutches, bandaged hats
knocked In, and clotlu-S disheveled, came
caricatures of President Taft "Uncle
Joo" Cannon, ".N'lck l.ongworlh," Mur
ray Crano and Uepresentatlvcs Sullo
wny, McKInley and Dal.ell. ".Sons of
of tho landslides," who declared their
purposo to reorganize the Republican
parly, rallying around the states of Utah
und Vermont.
The victory such as was won by Mr.
Taft lu tho great states of Utah and
Vermont was commemorated In tho fol
lowing limerick:
Every man's a standpatter In Ute
And ids ten wives are voters, to boot;
They all went daft.
Over 'Wllllain 1J. Taft.
IIo's the biggest man next to Reed
Smool.
"In the Green .Mountain Stale, rccollec',
Old Taft won out by a neck;
And we'd vo elected him,
Ef they hadn't neglected him.
In forty-six. slates, by' heck!"
Tho messengers, It was discovered,
wero "Bull Mooso epics," In disguise,
who, when stripped of their false beards,
turned out to bo the new members of
tho club Charles P. lCcyscr, correspon
dent of tho St. "Louis Globe-Democrat,
and ISdwnrd JJ. Clark, correspondent of
the Chicago Evening Post.
Tho Republican electoral college In
sisted on meeting while tho dinner was
ln progress to name a candldato for the
second place, for which various names
wero suggested, only to be Instantly
withdrawn ,by solicitous friends. Of
such was that "stajlc-mlndcd, never-changlng-hls-vlcws
patriot,". Herbert S.
Iladluy, tho "Sterling Revisionist" Reed
Smoot, tho "Invlnclblo Borah," tho
"great friend of tho common people,"
Senator Penrose, and Robert Marlon
LaPolIettc, whoso motto Is, "Forgive
your enemies." who recommended that
the "place be given to Oyster Bay."
Battle of Armageddon.
Then tho scene changed to tho Orient
and thy battle of Amageddon was fought
In realistic style, as described by half
a dozen war correspondents for tho benc
Ilt of old Saul, who had como to tho
scene of IiIh early conflicts. '
Correspondent Lodge reported that
Field Marshal Dixon had mowed down
Field Marsha) McCoombs with a harvest
er machine. McCoombs had poured a
hot statement Into Field Mamhal Jllllcs,
and 1-IIUea had hit Dixon with eomo ma
jority clalmc Midshipman Glfl'ord Pln
chot, alrto to General Perkins, reported
lhat tho general needed ammunition and
had sent him for a fountain pen to write
a check. What Saul, supposed to bo a
(CoutLnuedjOn Page Throo),
t
DEFER ill
THENEXTYEAR
Republican Governors From
a Dozen States and Parly
Leaders. in Congress Hold
"a Conference.
-1
spry: of utah is 1 ,
Among the number
Progressives Oppose Plans of
the iRegulars'and' Nothing
' -Accomplished in Way
. of Reorganization.
WASHINGTON. Doc. J. Republi
can governors from a dozen
"tales and party leaders in i;on-gi-cKs
with whom they Infor
mally conferral today, have
agreed thai no definite steps toward a
reorgnnlxatlon of tin- Republican parly,
and a realignment of Us working forces,
are practical within a year. Opposition
from Progressive Republicans, whom it
was desired to bring into the movement,
and apathy on the part of the men who
have been. Identified with the party's
greatest activity, have 'helped to convince
leaders in the reorganization movement
that no concerted plans should be un
dertaken until late next year.
A conference planned by Governors
Hiidley of Missouri and Toner qf Penn
sylvania and presided over by Governor
Goldsborough of Maryland, brought to
gether hero today Republican executives
from stiiles covering the entire area
where the Progressive-Republican light
was ust severe during the recent cam
paign. Exchanged Views.
The conference was culled for an "ex
change of views," and nothing- further
was attempted by those back. o&- the
movement. Am tJie;-nluU. Jit, jiuconfir'
clee,")ibvever, it bcCnSno apparent (hat
any general plan of reorganization will
embrace a reduction "of the representa
tion from .southern states, and an adop
tion of primary systems for the selec
tion of delegatos to the national com en
lion of the parly.
Prior u the conference of governors,
Governor I lad ley- of Missouri bad can
vassed the Republican a nd. Progressive
I forces of the senate, to ascertain the
feeling toward proposed action lo
strengthen the parly. Tt Is understood
that Progressive senators, who still
niainluin their alllanco with tho Repub
lican party, gave little support to tho
proposal for reorganization, and that
many "regular" Republicans declared
emphatically that they bellovo It loo
early to attempt any concerted effort
toward parly rehabilitation.
Those present at the conference were
Governors Tladloy. Toner and Goldsbor
ough, Kborhart of Minnesota. , Carroll of
Iowa, Pcnncwill of Delaware, Oddle of
Nevada, Vossey or South Dakota. Spry
of Utah, Glasscock of West Virginia,
McGovern of Wisconsin, Carey or Wyom
ing and Governor-elect Ilanna of North
Dakota.
No Action Taken.
No formal .statement was Issued by tho
conference and Its participants declared
no action had been taken as to a party
convention next year, or a committee to
consider political conditions. Governor
lladley made a personal statement later,
however, with tho explanation that ho
undertook to speak only for himself. Uo
declared that the detlertlon of !. 000,000
voters from tho Itepubllcan ranks In
PJJ2 "requires a careful consideration,"
and urged that a national convention be
called before the beginning of tho next
campaign lo redraft party rules so that
no question could bo raised over the
"representative character" of tho na
tional Republican conventions.
Governor Vcssey of South Dakota Is b
Progressive national committeeman for
that state and announced that he would
attend the Progressive gathering at Chi
cago next week. IIo remained In tho
conference, however, and participated In
the discussion. Governor Tencr of Penn
sylvania stated tonight that there had
been a free exchange of Republican views
and a general expression of hope that
the Republican party could bo strength
ened. 'Words of Leaders.
N1SW YORK. Dec. 7. Governors Hnd
ley and Eberhnrt . wore to have been
speakers at the second annual dinner of
the Now York Young Republican club
tonight, but. sent word that tho party
conference ln Washington had detained
them at tho capital.
"Any wrong there may be In party
management can be mado right," said
Governor Kbcrharl in his letter.
"Nothing bnt scltlsh leadership can
prevent this, and behooves every loyal
Republican, to work In securing united
action."
Governor lladley wrote:
"With such rulea for lho conduct of
party affairs aa will Insure at all tfmcH
a complete recognition and expression of
tho wish of the majority lu tho nomina
tion of candidates and' the declaration as
to Its policies, J am satisfied that there
Is in tho futuro as great work for our
party to accomplish aa hnn proved In
tho past."
Nicholus Murray Butler, president of
(Continued on Pago Two.),
t
ALIMONY MARES HER RICH.
SON IS HEIR TO $l,b00,000
MRS. EDNA SHEA REAKIRT
KILL ME ID OTHER
wm& HE SfS
Bedridden Seven Years, Man
Adxjocales Legal Execution :
4 ...
of Similar SuIVcrers.
By .TnlernaLlonal News Service. : i
NHW-YORK.. Dec. 7. "I would like to
be It filed. - it could' be done mercifully
and It would be such a help, not only to
mo, tbut it would pave tho way for so
many other poor devils. JL would es
tablish a. precedent. What. a. blessing ll
would be to them and to me. How they
would welcome It and so would I."
John McAllister, . bedridden for seven
years and realizing that his case Is hopcf
less, today sent this message to the
world from his bed In the hopo that it
would Induce favorable action on pro
posed legislation, giving physicians tho
right aud authority to put to death all
sufferers whpse- cases aro pronounced
hopeless. McAllister Is suffering from
progreslvo muscular, atrophia a drying
up of tho tissuesand ho may llvo fif
teen years. Unable to move hand or foot,
he docs not like the Idea of being pro
nounced living when he might as well be
dead so far as physical activity Is con
cerned. His mind Is clear.
"I tell you as a man who lui3 spent
seven years as an Incurable- that many
of us would welcome a quiet, peaceful
death, "brought about by thoso who have
their Interests , at. heart." uald McAl
lister, smiling grimly. "Personally, I
want to die painlessly and In peace. I
want 'to have- tho proper civil and re
ligious authorities present and then want
someone " The speaker stopped and
smiled again beforo saying "hand It to
mo when I am not thinking. about. U.
"At tho home of the Incurables here
are poor devils who have been lying on
cots for twelve or fifteen years, unable
to do anything but He still. Some of
them are Imbeciles and I understand that
many of them who cannot move eventu
ally become worse than weak-minded.
For me, I know the time will eom when
I will loco my mind. If I could only
show the way for the merciful relief of
all those poor devils 1 would be happy."
BULLFROG DISTRICT
MAY COME UP AGAIN
Special to Tho Tribune.
GOIiDFIELD, Nov. Dec. 7. -Tho re
organization and consolidation of Tramp
Consolidated, Denver Bullfrog Annex and
Bullfrog Sunset companies lu Bullfrog
district In a merger entitled "Sunset
Mining and Development, compuny,"
capital J5.000.000, will be announced to
morrow. Negotiations havo been conducted and
concluded by 12. S. .Vandyck, president
of the Jumbo Kxtonalon and Vernal Min
ing company, Tho iiuw company will
operate on an elaborate sexile and Is now
sampling workings. This stfp may re
sult In resuscitating and repopulatlng the
practically moribund, but formerly boom
ing Bulltrog district and Its principal
town, Rhyolllc.
Divorced Wife of Globe-Trol-
; ler- and Sportsman Is Well
,;. ' Provided For.:
. ' i
Bv Inlernatlonal News SoxvJ';.e.,-
N-KW YOKK, Doc. 7. Ono of tlio
wealthiest alimonisls iii lho" world
is Mrs. Kdua SJiea Koakirl, dL
oreed wifo- of-tlio -globc-lrollor
and sportsman,. Llowcjlyn H. Reakirtj
whose personal alimony is sot at $'2.j0,
000. hi addition Airs. Jfoakirt is tho
mother of a $1,01)0,000 'baby.
Tho courls havo 'just sanclioiiuil an
agreement under which lho son of the
Keakirls shall rucoivc $1,000,000 of his
fathor -s-estalo when ho is of njjc, and
the ujjrccment constitutes a lien upon
the estate.
lieakirt settled $1,000,000 on tho son
of his first' wife," Mrs. Anna Howard
licakirt, when ihoy wcro divorced in
1900. . . .. '
Eeakirt is a son of Mrs. Laurotta
Bibson, of ' Cincinnati, whoso fortune
has boon estimated at $;i0,0&0,000, and
ho is her heir.
TELLS HIS. SIDE
OF. THE TRAGEDY
Sichm Allen Declares He AY'as
Present in Coiift Koom,ns
a "Witness.
"TTJIETLTjl3, Va., Dec. .7. Sidna
Allen, on trial for tJic'nuirdcr-'of Wil
liam M.- Vostcr, wheu lho 'Allen cla'u
shot up the Carroll county court 'house
at JJiJlsville, appeared today as a wit
ness in his owu defense.
Ho said, his presence in the court
room was duo to tho fact that ho was
under bond to appear asji witness and
not to any conspiracy. Ho denied that
ho shot at Judge Massio or at Common
wealth Attorney Foster, and after tell
in of his flight to Dcs Moines, where
ho was captured, he said it had boon his
intention to wait until the. nxcitomcnt
over the shooUui: had died down and
then to return and give himself up.
Cameron Montjjomory testiliod he
heard Deputy Clerk Qucsenbcrry say
he had boon prepared for tho shooting
for six months, while Walter Wobb of
Pulaski htaled he heard Clerk Goad say
ho had drawn his rovolver beforo tho
tirst shot was fired. This ovidonco was
offered to support tho contention that
the court ofiicers had .prepared for (rou
blo with tho Aliens and thnt they nn6V
not tho Allcna were responsible for the
tragedy.
Only four more witnesses Tcmain to
bo examined. Argument iu the case is
expected to begin Monday,-
Salt Laker In Now York.
Special to The Tribune,
MOW "YORK, Ui' -Great Northern,
J Decker.
)
DIPLOMATS TO I
ASSEMBLE OK I
HEJTTFB I DAY I
British Government Place
St. James Palace at the Dis
posal of the Balkan H
Plenipotentiaries.
GREEK SQUADRON H
OFF DARDANELLES I
Naval Engagement May Take H
Place in Historic Straits, H
Turkish Fleet Believed to H
Be Close, at Hand.
LOXDOiC, Dee. 7. Tho prospocti
for a satisfactory and a rear
unable rapid settlement of thu
DJalkan war and of tho greater
rhiropoau interests hanging upon it
socni brighter tonight than at any timo
since tho allied uriuic3 took tho field
against Turkey.
The envoys from (ho Balkan king-
doms, Greece if Groeec decides to par
ticipalo and the Ottoman ompiro will
hold the first meeting of tho peace con
ferenco next Friday. At tho same time
the embassadors of the great powers
at London, charged with tho task of
protecting the interests of their
countries, will meet as a sort of court
qf appeals to watch, advise and nd
monish the pcaco delegates.
Task for Great Men.
-To reach even this complicated
arrnngemeut has strained all tho ro
sources of European diplomacy. Thoro
have been times in tho last mouth whon
thu consent of all tho governments to
a friendly gathering appeared beyond
tho Tango'.-. tff . -itbi'siliility. Austria's
consent yesterday to join the embas
sadorial conferoneo and Germany,
which stood asido waiting tho decision
of Us ally, anuouncod its acquiesenco tM
today. This will bo "by far lho most
important assembly of diplomats mneu
the Berlin conference of lho Kuso
Turkish war. Giants liko Bismar' .
Beaconsfield, Salisbury and GortehaU
'' off, to bo sure, will not tread thr
stage, but their successors who do will
havo an equally important work lo per-
One Hard Knot.
Olio question charged wi(h the pos
nihilities of disaster is Sorvia's uu
qucnchablo determination for :iu Ad
riatic porl, and Austria's dctermiiia
tiou that sho shall not havo it.
Servian official newspapers make .l
plain, however, that tho little kmu
dom has mado up its mind to taUc in
stnictions from the powers, so far a
public opinion iu Scrvia will let it,
A second interesting struggle will
take place over Turkey's endeavors to
hold as much of the conquered territory
as Oriental diplomacy and tho help of
friondly powers can save for her. Tho
best bargain tho sultan can mako prob
ably will reduce his subjects in Europe
from moro than 0,000,OUO lo less than
2,000,000, and tho Turk ECcms. recoa
cilcd to
The Greek Problem.
A third important factor will be tho
Greek attempt to gu'm Saloniki.
Besides, various difiicult qucblionn
will arise over lho commercial statin
of tho various states, tho disposition of
tho Turkish debts attached to the con
qucrcd" country aud tho final status of
Adriauople.
That tho peace negotiations proper
will bo less complicated than had been
feared, is promised by the two facts
that Turkey and Bulgaria appear t''
havo reached an understanding already
and that tho dissension among tho
lies by the failure of Greece to sign the
armistice 3 mostly a myth.
London Chosen.
London was set for the confcroui-n
because England was nearer neutral
than any other power: because the pow- jH
ers have the ablest embassadors in
don, and because Sir Edward Grey, the
British foreign secretary, who will nat
urally hold a commanding position, has
a rcputntion for honesty among Euro
penn diplomats.
Tho king has provided St. -lames pal
ace for tho mooting of the pence uu
mission. The alaco is quaint and con
tains rooms gorgeous with painting'',
tajicslrics and armor and has lho ad
vantage of unusual quiet.
Tho Greek premier, M. Vonizelos, who
shares with Iving Tordinaud of Bulga
ria tho honors of cenunting the DulUau
league, has started for London.
Tho Egyptian' prince. Ahmed I'ouad, 1
who is a candidjilo for the Albanian H
throne, is coming to uiuKo a personal H
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