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1! EUROPEAN WAR
I CLOUDSLIFTING
g j Servia's Decision to Leave Case in Hands of Great
rowers Steers Dispute Into Safe Channel
gg? Peace of Europe Assured.
t
Bf PROPOSAL OF BRITISH UNANIMOUSLY WELCOMED
5E
S I Disposition to Prevent Further Complications Pre
g ' vails Attitude of Greece May Change Satis
g V factorily Proposed Ambassadorial Con-
;, ference Is Making Headway.
"i London, Dec. 5. The dispute be-
I.; tweon Austria-Hungary and Servla,
f arising out of the Balkan war, which
has threatened a 'general European
conflict, will have been steered into a
i safe channel and the peace of Europe
a will remain assured, if, as announced
jj today, Servla has decided to leave her
case in the hands of the- great pow-
f' era. With the adhesion of Austria-
j Hungary, the proposal of Sir Edward
J r Grey, the British foreign sccretarv, to
'. ' call a meeting of the ambassadorial
'. ; clearing house has now received prac-
i' tically unanimous welcome.
) There seems to be a general dispo-
sltion today to strive honestly to pre
vent further complications arising
from the clash between Turkey and
the Balkan allies.
; The puzzle of Greece's attitude in
1 ; connection with the armistice is ex-
; ; pected to be settled satisfactorily, as
' It is not believed that Greece will im
peril her own victories by maintain
ing a separatist policy.
Sir Edward Grey, the British for-
" ; cign secretary, said thus morning that.
. although the proposed ambassadorial
j conference was making progress, it
3 had not been decided by the European
s powers whether the moment was op-
3 portuno for it.
WAR POLICY
i LAIDJOWN
I Poincaire Sums Up Posi-
I tion of France in the
I Balkan Situation.
I Paris, Dec. 5. France spoke plain -
I ly today on the European situation.
JJ i Premier Poincaire told the committee
t ' on foreign affairs of the chamber of
l I deputies:
I ; "We stand by our allies and our
I friendships." '
I The premier was laying down the
V policy to be pursued by Franco Jn
I the Balkan settlement
I France's "allies" are the other mem-
, bcrs of Hie triple entente. Great Brit
ain nod Russia.
; Sums Up France's Position.
France's position in tho present Eu
' ; ropean situation was summed up bv
Premier Poincaire in a few words. He
; said:
)j ! "France's program 1b:
5 ; "First, continuity In our foreign
,! policies and consequently the practi
ce cal and preserving operation of our
alliances and friendships.
' Second, sincere and continued ef
i forts to secure tho peace of Europe.
' "Third, above all, the firm and calm
I resolution to secure respect for our
il' rights and maintain our national dlg-
nity freo from all possible attack."
jf Speech Carefully Prepared.
'I The French premier's address had
4' i not onlv been carefully prepared but
; had been submitted previously to a
i5 5 special session of the cabinet, and it
i?!i was realized that n speech similar to
that delivered by the British premier,
'i Herbert Asqulth, and the German 1m-
i perlal chancellor. Dr Von Bethmanii-
j 1 Hollweg, was awaited with anxiety in
ift overy capital of Europe.
frl As tho more Important negotiations
V are now being pursued, Premier Poin
ts ' clare pointed out that he was not freo
Kf to speak without restriction. He want
I 'i ed to affirm, however, that France,
J in the settlement of present European
I situations, should find new proof of
friendBhip in their force and effica-
f cy.
! i France Consults England.
I France, the premier said, always
j consulted England and Russia in ad-
' vance before acting and always ncl-
f ed with them, and he added:
ill "We shall continue to act with them
; in accord and with confidence '
! Referring to the future, M. Poin-
M ' calre said: ,
,f-i "All evidence goes to show that a
- general settlement of the pending dif-
I"; ficultleB will be effected soonor or
S ! later. Up to now the powers bay
1 : been in accord, recognizing that mll-
I l ltarv operations do not constitute ac-
'. compHshed facts and that no power
? has added any Irreparable intiale.
'. This result, which is tho bes. fea
ture of foreign pcaco, Is duo to tie
; fact that chancellories of Europe have
i ; been in consultation for the past few
weeks."
' - IS ASSIGNED TO
DUTY IN TURKEY
ft Washington, Dec 5. That ho may
ft continue the work he has organized
iff moic chojera sufferers hi Constan-
1 JJnopfe, Sor C. S. Ford of the army
11
i'j
medical corps has been assigned by
the war department to temporary duty
in the Turkish capital, under the di
rection of Ambassador Rockhill.
THEY WELCOME
THE ARMISTICE
Cettinjc, Montenegro, Dec o. The
proclamation of the armistice was
made here today and was generally
welcomed, although some fears wore
expressed that the Balkan allies will
not gain victories at the conference
equal to those won on the battle
fields.
Tho Montenegrin delegates to the
peace conference In London are for
mer Premier Miyuskovltch, M. Popo
vitch, former Montenegrin minister at
Constantinople, and Count Voyno
vitch, chief of the king's cabinet.
GREECE TO SIGN
AN ARMISTICE
London, Dec. 5. An armistice be
tween Greece and Turkey is to be con
cluded in a day or two. nccording to
a news agency dispatch from Constan
tinople. Ismail Kcmal Bey, the leader of the
Albanians, has telegraphed from Av
lona to Vienna protesting against the
bombardment of that town by two
Greek gunboats, according to a dis
patch from the Austrian capital.
AUSTRIA "SUBMITS
TO GREAT POWERS
Budapest, Hungary. Dec. o. Tho
Austro-Hungarian government has
communicated to the British govern
ment its adhesion in principle to the
proposed conference of ambassadors
of the great European powers on the
Balkan situation, to be held in Loudon.
TURKISH COUNCIL
PREPARES PLAN
Constantinople, Dec. 5. The Turk
ish council of ministers has prepared
a scheme of autonomous government
lor Albania, which has been submit
ted to the sultan for imperial action.
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MEALY HOTEL
WORK HAS
STARTED
Excavation for the basement of the
Ilcaly hotel annex was begun this
morning.
Plasterers are doing the linishlug
touches on the first floor of the Kle
sel hotel and business block on Wall
avenue and Twenty-fourth street. An
effort 13 being made to have the build
Ing ready for use by January 1.
Work on the basement of the Eccles
building was resumed this morning in
earnest and frozen ground was broken
for the concrete bases which will sup
port the steel pillars upon which the
building will rest
Roy Shcedy, the contractor, return
ed to Hyrum, Cache county, this
morning, where he is engaged on the
penstock for the Blacksmith Fork
power plant being constructed by Da
vid Eccles and others of this city.
YOUNG MAN OF
NINETEEN
IS DEAD
Glen H. Greenwell. aged 19 years,
the son of Frank Greenwoll, died this
morning at 3.30 o'clock at the Dee
hospital, following an operation for
bowel trouble.
The youn man was taken to tnc
hospital ten'days ago. He underwent
an operation for rupture at the hos
pital last spring and the operation
appeared to be successful Upon leav
ing ho went lo Wyoming and work
ed there for a time, returning to Os
den two months ago. His condition
became such that It was nccessao
for him to again enter the hospiUl.
in the bope that he could be ro-
lleG?en Greenwell was born in Ogdcn
and had lived here all bis life. Alt-
er caving school he worked for tho
Richardson -Hunt company and was
employed several months at the union
station. He bad a host of friends
who loved him for his good nature,
generosity and kindness. Ho is sur
vived by throe sisters and two broth
ers. Loretta Greenwoll and Mrs. Lil
lian Ward of this city, and Mrs. Eliz
abeth Benton of Alameda, Cal.; Frank
and Homer Greenwell of Ogden.
Tho body is at the Larkln & Sons
undertaking parlors Funeral arrange
ments have not been madu and will
be announced later
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BLOCKING OF A
STREET BY
TRAINS
At the meeting of the city board of
commissioners this morning Mayor
Fell recommended that money bo tak
en from the general fund to pay war
nints duu ou certalr special funds,
stating that the special funds In ques
tion arc without sufficient money lo
pay the indebtedness and that there
is nothing due the funds The recom
mendation was adopted.
The acrounts to bo paid are In favor
of P. J Moran for paving work done
in districts Nos 3 and 12 amounting
to $900, and 51.22 due the J. P
O'Neill company for sidewalk paving
in district No. 7
Respecting the petition some time
ago from residents of Rlverdale, pro
testing against the blockading of Pa
ciflc avenue near Twenty-eighth street
by the Oregon Short Line company.
Mayor Fell announced thai ho had
been advised that the superintendent
of the Oregon Short Line would in
vestigate the matter with a view to
perfecting a remedy
TELLS OF THE
Cash Register Co. Kept
Exhibit to Discour
age Rivals.
Cincinnati. Dec 5 The "gloom
room," In which it is charged the Na
tional Cash Register company kept,
to exhibit as warning to prospective
competitors, machines made by rlvul
concerns it had "forced out of busl
ness," was the subject of the testi
moil in the anti-trust suit todaj Jo
seph E. Warren, who formerly had
charge of the "gloom room," testified
PRISONERS IN
REBELLIOUS
MOOD
Tho four men sentenced by Judge
W. H. Rceder Tuesday morning for
shoplifting refused to work with tho
chain gang in Lester park this morn
ing and were taken back to prison
by a patrolman. Chief W. 1. Norton
talked with the men. telling them that
if they did not do as the others did
they would bo placed in the dungeon
until they decided to work
The men were Impressed by his
statements and agreed to go back with
the other prisoners They were held
in tho jail until after tho noon meal
s hen they went out to toil in the park
with the others
UIJ-
REBELLIOUS
Refuses to Appear to
Testify in the Arch
bald Case.
Washington, Dec 5. Legal action to
compel J H. RIttenhouse of Scranton
to appear as a witness in tho Arch
bald trial, was asked by Representa
tive Clayton, chairman of the house
judiciary committee, when the senate
convened today as an Impeachment
court.
Mr. Clayton said Rlttcnhouso had
announced ho would not come unless
forced to. J. K Julian, connected
with the senate sergeant-at-armB' of
fice, testified that he had served a
subpoena on Mr. Rittcnhouse Novem
ber 30 in Scranton President Pro
Tom. Bacon then directed that RItten
house be brought before the senate
bv an officer. ,
"Edward J. Williams then resumed
the stand as a witness.
Williams testified he had gone to
Judge Archbald'a office in Scranton
when ho had been subpoonacd In the
impeachment proceedings started by
the house last summer.
"He told me to toll the truth and
let tho consequence go where it will."
Williams added.
He admitted that Judge Archbald
paid his railroad fare to "Washington
at that time
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SERVIANS STOP
ALL HOSTILITIES
Belgrade, Servla, Dec. 5. The Ser
vian government has ordered all the
Servian commanders now on Turkish
soil to cease hostilities.
LAW FULLY
SUFFICIENT
Attorney General Sees
No Reason for Amend
ing Trust Measure.
Washington. Dec 5. The Sherman
anil-trust law Is proving ,lts ade
quacy as a civil statuto and thcro la
no necessity for the much discussed
proposed amendment particularizing
unlawful practices In restraint of
trade, according to George W Wick
crsham, attorney general of tho Unit
ed States, In IiIh annual report sub
mitted to congress today.
Law as Criminal Statute,
On the other hand, however, the at
torney general does not pass Judgment
upon tho efficacy of the anti-trust act
as a criminal statute. He mcrelj
says-
Experiences Not Encouraging
"The experience of the last year in
endeavoring to enforce criminal liabil
ity under the Sherman law has not
been encouraging."
Tho attorney general defends the
commerco court, tho abolition of
which was attempted at tho las! ses
sion of congress A return lo the old
method of distributing litigation aris
ing from the orders of the interstate
commerco commission to the district
courts would be Injurious to tho inter
ests of the public and delay the ad
ministration of justice, says Mr Wick
crsham. No Difficulty in Applying Law.
Drawing conclusions from tho de
crees of dissolution and injunction
which already havo been entered un
dei tho Sherman law. Mr. Wickcr
sham maintains that the federal
courts are exercising in equity suits
a power to restrain which is co-ex-tenslvo
with the evils against which
tho Sherman law was enacted. Tho
courts havo found no difficulty, he
adds, in applying the terms of the law
to meet and enjoin the continuance
of any form of unfair competition
which has resulted in Imposing an
undue restraint upon Interstate com
merce or which makes for monop
oly. These decrees, the attorney gener
al continues, demonstrate that no
nmendment of the law in the direc
tion of declaring the Illegality of par
ticular practices is necessary to clothe
the courts with full power to prevent
any and all acts which may he em
ployed to accomplish tho Illegal pur
poses denounced by the statute.
DIVORCE IS
JUSTIFIED
Gov. Oddie of Nevada
Defends Good Name
of His State.
Richmond, Va., Dec o. Governor
Tasker L. Oddle of Nevada, In a dis
cussion over uniform divorce laws
at the governors' conference today,
contended that Ncnda, in the great
majority of instances, had perfoimed
a signal duty In behalf of human hap
piness and public morals by making
dlvorco obtainable.
He insisted that divorces grautpd
by tho Nevada courts formed but a
negligible part of the divorces grant
ed by the country' as a whole.
An overwhelming portion of the Ne
vada dlorcc colony at Reno, ho said,
came from nbout four or fle Atlantic
coast states, the divorce laws of
which are of considerable antiquity
and of corresponding harshness.
Governor Hawlcy of Idaho also
talked on tho snme subject
Governor Norrls of Montana presid
ed over tho first session today.
A discussion of n state income tax.
in which Governor McGovern of Wis
consin, former Governor Wilson of
Kentucky rend papers, took place also
That the problem of marriage and
divorce is fundamentally sociologi
cal and that whatever evils it shel
ters at the present time may only bo
eradicated by tho enactment of uni
form mnrriage and divorce laws, were
theories advanced by Governor Oddlc.
Orthodox View Unfounded.
Governor Oddlc maintained that the
orthodox view that divorce Is an
evil waB uufounded and assorted that,
on the other hand, it was an absolute
necessity In some cases. Ho took the
stand that in many cases a divorce
acted as a euro for evil and Immoral
ity. "I do not cqntend." said tile Neva
da executive, "that divorces should be
granted for light causes; but I do
contend that, as between the two ex
tremes of lax divorces and ultra-restrictions
preventing divorce, the
probability Is In favor of tho lax di
vorce system, resulting in a better
slate of social morals than tho oth
er." Defends Nevada Law.
Governor Oddie declared, in defend
ing Nevada's divorce law, that It was,
eliminating the six months' residence
clause," almost Identical with the rec
ommendation for a uniform law made
by the American Bar association, and
maintained that slates that have held
Nevada up to ridicule because of her
dlvorco laws, had in tbotr states laws
of marked unfairucss, not respecting
the civil rights of women.
Doe6 Not Want Divorce Business.
Continuing, Governor Oddlo declar
ed that Nevada doe3 not want the
dlvorco business.
"The results of the recent election
In the state," he said, "iudicato with
some posltiveness that the coming
legislature will amend tho residence
section of tho act so that u bona fldo
residence of at least one year, instead
of six months, will be required in all
cases where the cause of action arose
outside the state, and I shall so rec
ommend in my message to the legis
lature "There is no demand or desire to
modify or change the grounds for di
vorce, and In this connection I wIbu to
inako my point clear that Nevada has
no apologies to rnako to any other
state for Its divorce laws in respect
to tho grounds for divorce."
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JOHNSON PICKS
FLYNN AT 10 TO 8
Los Angeles, Dec 5. Jack Johnson
tho negro pugilist, apparently is not
too much engrossed in his latest hon
cymoon to take an Interest in the 20
round fight next Tuesday night be
tween Jim Flynn and Luther McCarty
In the white heavyweight champion
ship series.
Johnson picks Flynn lo win and has
sent $5,000 to be wagered on him at
prevailing odds, which are now 10 to
8 In McCarty's favor
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UNION FUNDS
To Buy Explosives and
Legleitner Approved
McNamara Salary.
Indianapolis, Dec 5. Accused of
carrying a nltro-glycerln bomb from
Pittsburg to Indianapolis, and to have
approved of the use of union funds
for tho purchase of explosives, Henry
W Legleitner, a defendant, testified
at the "dynamite conspiracy" trial to
day Legleitner, who was arrested In
Denver, was a member of the execu
tive board of the International Associ
ation of Bridge and Structural Iron
Workers from 1907 to 1910 and, as
such, is charged with approving the
1.000 per month paid J. B. McNamara
for carrying on a dynamite campaign
against non-union works
McNamara had made a case espe
cially designed for carrying a 10-quart
can of nitro-glycerin on passenger
trains, and Legleitner, arriving from
Pittsburg, is alleged to have delivered
tho case to the iron workers' head
quarters. The witness denied any knowledge
of a conspiracy among tho union offi
cials. Legleitner Denies Charges.
Legleitner, as the first defendant to
tpstify afteir President Frank M. Ryan,
denied, as" had been testified by wit
nesses, that at the time of his ar
rest in Denver he had admitted mon
ey was appropriated for McNamara's
use He also denied he was In In
dianapolis In December of 1910, when,
according to a bookkeeper of the
union, he arrived from Pitt6burg with
the nltro-glycerino case.
'Did you know McNamara was re
ceiving $1,000 a month to pay for
'blowing up nonunion jobs?" asked
Attorney William N. Harding.
"Certainly not. I did not know how
he was getting $1,000 a month for
any purpose."
When aicNamara was arrested, the
witness said, the executive hoard
members were in session and instead
of to ing to conceal evidence they
helped detectives to look for explo
sives around union headquarters.
SUGAR BUYER
BOYCOTTED
American Sugar Co.
Punishes Him for Sell
ing to Independent
New Orleans, Dec 5. Additional
letters and communications bearing on
the relations of the American Sugar
Refining company, with its trade on
the proposed construction here of an
independent refinery, were to be in
troduced by government lawyers at
tho third day's hearing here of tho
federal dissolution suit against the
company.
Numa Desporto, molasses buyer for
n number of years, and buyer of raw
sugars In 1S9C, testified he once had
some difficulty with a Mr. Eastwick,
local head of tho American corpora
tion, iu 1S9G, because ho sold two lots
of sugar to an independent buyer In
stead of giving the American the pref
erence. For this offense, he said, :ho
American refused to patroulze him
for a period of 90 days
on
INSURANCE MEN
IN CONFERENCE
New York, Dec 5 Betterment of
life Insurance service was the domi
nating note of tho sixth annual con
vention of the Association of Llfo In
surance Presidents, which met hero
today Presidents and other life in
surance executives from nearly every
state In the union nnd representing, It
;as said. 75 per cent of the $18,000.
000,000 of the "old line" life insurance
now In force in this country, were in
attendance
"Standardization of Insurance re
quirements from tho viewpoint of the
policyholder," "The conservation of
llfo Insurance funds," and "Tho cam
palgn to prolong the lives of policy
holders" were among the subjects ou
the program for general discussion
durlug a two-days session.
Formal addresses were delivered b
Myron T. Herrick. United States am
iiassador to France; Dr. Allen J. Mc
Laughlin of the United States public
health service and William T. Em
mctt, superintendent of Insurance of
New York.
PROMINENT
MENSPEAK
At National Rivers and
Harbors Congress in
Washington.
Washington, Dec 5. "Harness the
Mississippi and mako the water pow
er development pay for the expendi
ture of improving the river" was the,
gist of the message brought today by
Secretary of War Stlmson to the na
tional rivers and harbors congress.
Secretary Stlmson declared that
when the nation assumed a responsi
bility as great as that of spending
$50,000,000 for improving a river, the
tax payers ofuhe country should get
the benefit of tho incidental profits
arising.
Disagrees From Taft.
Representative Sparkman of Flor
ida, chairman of the house commit
tee on rivers and barbors, did not
agree with the assertion of President
Taft yesterday before the congress
that the Mississippi should be Im
proved under the general welfare
clause of the constitution, for, said
Mr. Sparkman, It would be a sad day
for the country and he feared it would
lead to a wide system of "log roll
ing" if appropriations would be made
always on the claim that they were
for the general welfare.
He asserted that the river's im
provement would bo made only for
the benefit of commerce.
Washington, Dec. 5. "With Senator
Martin of Virginia aB tho first speak
er, the National Rivers and Harbovs
congress began the second day's ses
sion of its ninth annual convention to
day On tho program with Senator
Martin were Secretary of War Stlm
son, Representative Sparkman of
North Carolina, Harold McCormlck of
Chicago, Major F. W. Donnelly of
Trenton, N. J , and George F. Clinton
of Buffalo, N Y.
R J McLean of the chamber of
commerce, Spokane, Wash., had pre
pared a resolution which he said had
been framed with the knowledge and
Indorsement of all the governors of
western states and the leading com
mercial organizations In that section
It proposed to do away with the na
tional capital as a meeting place and
to have tho organization's annual con
ventions held successively west of the
Mississippi river, then eaat of that
stream, and then in the Mississippi
valley.
At the afternoon session among
those- to speak -were George Norrls of
Philadelphia, Senator Polndexter of
Washington and Congressman Small
of North Carolina
TODAY IN
CONGRESS
Washington, Dec. 5.
Senate:
Convened at noon.
Resumed consideration of omnibus
claims bill
Joint commission to investigate the
purchases of American tobacco by
foreign governments, elected Senator
Martin chairman and organized for
luxestlgation which may take a year
I House:
Convened at noon.
Resumed consideration of the Ad
! amson bill for physical valuation of
I railroads by interstate commerce com
I mission.
Indian affairs subcommittee com
pleted Indian appropriation bill, ag
gregating $8,000,000, which will be
completed Saturday.
Chairman Henry of the rules com
mittee tentatlely set next Tuesday
for hearings on alleged New Haven
Grand Trunk traffic agreement.
Banking and currency subcommit
tee decided to invite testimony of
persons interested In currency legis
lation at hearings to begin January
Cth.
Director Stratton of the bureau of
standards opposed before agricultural
commission the bill for regulation and
tax of oleomargarine.
Waterways delegates urged liberal
appropriations for Mississippi levees
beforo rivers and harbors committee.
FATHER RYAN TALKS
TO SALT LAKE ELKS
Salt Lake. Dec 5. Tho Rev Father
William J. Ryan of Ouray, Colo, ad
dressed tho Salt Lake lodge of Elks
last evening at the Elks' homo The
occasion was the regular session of
the lodge. The routine of business
was quickly dlspeusod with iu order
that tho members might havo a longer
time in which to listen to tho address
of the distinguished orator, who is a
member of the Elks' order.
Father Ryan delivered the address
Sundav night on the occasion of the
p:iks' memorial at tho Salt Lake the
ater On Monday night he was the
guest of prominent Salt Lake Elks at
a banquet at tho Hotel Utah and on
Tuesday night he addressed the Ogden
lodge of Elks.
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MRS. GOELET DEAD.
Paris, Dec. 4. Mrs. Robert Goelet
of New York died today at her Paris
residence.
Mrs. Goelet's maiden name was
Harriette Warren. She was married
to Robert Goelet in 1S79. by whom
she had two children, Beatrice and
Robert Walton Goelet. Sho passed
much of hor time abroad, both during
her husband's life and afterward, mak
ing long cruslscs ou board their yacht,
thtc Nahma. Mr. Goeelet died ou the
Nahma, in Nnples harbor, on April 19,
1897.
Kaiser Was Guest.
Mrs, Goelet met Emperor William
I
on several occasions during her J M
cruises, and both ho and the crown -j M
prince havo been guests on board the ; M
Nahma. ? M
Mrs. Goelet was taken seriously ill j M
in August, this year, while at South- ; H
arapton, and her ailment was diag- f
nosed as cancor. She immediately left I M
for France to undergo treatment H
Reports as to her condition since H
her arrival in Paris had been so fa- v H
vorable that her death today was un- f H
expected. ' H
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JURY OF WOMEN I
DECIDE QUICKLY ;-
'H
Twin Falls, Ida., Dec. 5. The first H
jury of women in Idaho found one of ;H
their own sex guilty of threatening a iM
man with a revolver, but recommend- rM
ed her to the mercy of the court. tM
The defendant, Mrs Edward Butt3, )M
was on trial yesterday In the probate M
court charged with drawing a weapon iM
upon Arthur Rcqua. Tho hearing was M
adjourned while the Jurors prepared )H
the midday meal Tor their families uM
and when the evidence was in they i' H
reached their verdict In less than ono H
hour, i H
HE LOST HIS 1
, APPETITE I
Seaman's Conscience !
Worries Him Until He jH
Confesses Crime. I
San Francisco, Dec. 5. Tho con- M
science of John Wesley Dcrr, a 20- M
year-old apprentice seaman, at the na- M
val training station on Ycrba Buena M
island, played a peculiar trick on him. fl
Instead of forcing him immediately fl
to confess to having1 murdered a man M
three years ago iu Richmond, Kan., H
when its workings became Insistent M
two weeks ago, it robbed him of his M
appetite, and for nearly a week he did
not cau Derr told his mates that ho IH
was suffering from indigestion, but the IH
physicians could find no traco of the IH
ailment H
Officer Listens to Story. H
Still he did not eat. Last Sunday a H
master-of-arms went to his room and M
told him that he would havo to appear jjH
at moss whether lie ate or not. Derr !
asked tho master-at-arms to sit down fM
and listen to a story f
"If you do you can make $500 with- H
out turning a hand," he added. H
"Do I have to write tho story?" ask- H
ed the petty officer. H
"No, you only liave to telegraph H
three words, 'Derr located here.' " H
Killed Man In Quarrel. H
Derr then told him that three years H
ago in, Kansas, after a quarrel, he had H
hit a man on the head and killed him. H
"I was only a boy and ran away." H
Derr said, "I joined tho navy, think- H
ing I could forget what had happened, H
but it was in vain When I lost my H
appetite I realized that the secret was H
undermining my health, and I decld- H
ed to confess. I am willing to be H
taken back to Kansas." IH
Confession Accepted. H
Dorr's confession was accepted by H
the Island commandant and he was H
locked up In solitary confinement af- H
ter he had sworn to an affidavit em- H
bodying the confession. This was for- IH
warded to the Kansas authorities, Tho H
name of the man Derr killed was not IH
revealed H
AMERICAN'S
MONEY USED
Capital Is Alleged to
Have Been Lent for
Mexican Revolution.
Washington, ' Dec. 5. President
Taft's attention may be directly called
to conditions which Senator AVilllam
Smith's sub-committee called attention
to along the Mexican border, concern"
Ing whether American capital had
been lent for revolutions.
Will Report to Senate.
The sub-commltteo's report, whlcn
Is to bo presented to the senate, will
report thnt President Madero was fa
vored from this side of tho boundary
line when he led the revolution against
Porflrio Diaz and that friendly acta
to him have occurred during the rev
olution against his government. Ac
cording to some of tho testimony
along that lino, Senator Smith has
suited thnt It may bo necessary to
call President Taft's attention to the i
situation.
No Solution Reached.
Tho members of the committee, !
however, have reached no solution,
nor can their findings bo intimated
at this time. One recommendation of
the report, which will bo ready early
In January, Is that the inhibition un
to the shipment of arms and ammu
nitlon to Mexicnn territory has been
violated frequently In Madero's Inter
est. " "
oo u
SAWTELLE PROBE
WILL END TODAY
Los Angeles, Dec. 5. Contingent - v
upon the completion of tho testimony
of Major Moore, treasurer of the Sol"
diers' home at Sawtelle, the senatorial
Investigators expected to conclude to
day the Inquiry Into the affairs of that
institution.
This will end the probe so far as
California is concerned, but consider
able work remains to be accomplished
iu the caBt before Senators Jones, Ca
tron and Chamberlain will be ready to
submit their roporL
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