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PLACED AT 2
Out Of 400 On
American Consul McNeely Anton
lose Who Were Drowned
London, Jan. 3. Robert Key Jlc
Jleely, liie newly appointed American
tonsul at Aden; probably lost his life
when the British steamship Persia
.was torpedoed and sunk Thursday aft
ernoon. He was last seen struggling
la tho water. There fs no mention of
hla namo in any of the lists of tur
vivors so far received.
No warning was given tho Persia
beforo the torpedo was launched, ao
cording to authoritative Information.
It Is understood that Robert P. Skin
ner, American consul general here,
has information in his possession that
out of a totul of 400 passengers wid
crow on the steamer only 1C3 word
isaved. Tiiiil number of survivors has
arrived at Alexandria, Egypt. It Is
possible that a few more may be
Tho number of lives lost was, there
fore, 247, making tlie Persia second
only to the Lusltania loss among the
list of passenger steamers sunk by
German and Austrian submarines. Of
the 1C3 saved only 59 were passen
gers, the others being members of the
There were eighty-seven women
among the passengers. Of these only
seventeen are known to have been
picked up. In addition, there were
thirty children. It Is feared that all
of the latter lost their lives. Charles
H. Grant or Boston, the second Ameri
can positively known to have been on
the Pc-sla, wua saved. Hla name ,
came among tho first list of survivors.
There Is some doubt as to whether
Dowd McNeely, a brother to the Amer
ican consul, at Aden, was on board. If
he was, there Is very little hope that
he was saved. His name appears In
none of the lists of survivors. There
fore 1$ Is practicaly established that
one American citizen and an official
of the United States was lost wher
the Persia went down. In addition
there 1t a possibility that another
American, 'making two In all, was
It la affirmed that only four life
boats got away from tho Persia, a
fact which comes to Indicate beyond
doubt that the ship sank within a few
minutes after being struck. Amon!,'
those who are known to have om
barked on the Persia, but whose
names do not appear among tho
saved, are Miss 13. Thornton, private
secretary to Lord Montague, and Miss
G. E. Mac-Donald.
i American Consul General Has No
Tidings of Consul McNeely.
Washington, Jan. 3. With Informa
tion at hand to show that 245 per
sons, Including United States Consul
Robert N. McNeely, prphably lobt
their lives when the DrltiBh steamer
Persia was sunk In tho eastern Medi
terranean, the hands of the Btate de
partment are temporarily tied.
Unless more detailed and positive
Information' Is obtained as -to the cir
cumstance of the attack, officials of
the stats department admitted that
the American government may never
be In a position to demand an ac
counting. Thus far on two essential
points the facts are lacking. It re
mains to be determined, they point
First Whether the Persia was at
tacked by a submarine, or was sunk j
by a mine
Second Attacked by a submarine, J
whether the attacking craft was a
German, Austrian or Turkish subma
rine or of another nationality.
Until d,eflnito Information Is ob
tntnn.1 mi tlmnn two -nnlnts. declared
department officials, the American
government must bide us time anu
await the receipt of fuller report from
United State? Cosm Garrets at Alex
undria, who has been instructed to
get as many sworn statements as pos
sible from survivois. The first report
from Garrets was "brief but graphic.
Ii told just enough to convince official
Washington that the tragedy was sur
passedtay the list ot such Incidents
since the outbreak of the war only by
the sinking of the Lusltania. Garrets'
"Persia was sunk 300 miles north
west of Alexandria at live minutes
afte'r 1 o'clock on the afternoon of
Dec. 30. Steamer sank In live min
utes. No sulimurin- was seen, al
though an officer saw the wake ot the
torpedo. One hundred and llfty-ttvu
out of 400 passengers and .crew land
ed at Alexandria on Jan. 1. Of the
Americans on board Charles II. Grnl
of Rostnu raved. McNeely, consul at
Aden, piobably lost. He was last
seen struggling In the water."
Officials here attach no importance
to the presence of the 4.7' inch gunt
which Consul Garrets reports the Per
sia as carrying, provided it can bt
shown thy were for defensive pur
MANY DRIVEN FROM HOME
Towns In Northern Ohio Under Water
and Property Damaged.
Columbus, Jan. 3. Considerable
property damage was done by the
floods throughout Ohio. Several hun
dred people were driven from their
homes, but no loss of life has been
The situation In several cities, par
ticularly In the northern part ot the
state, was regarded as serious. Heavy
rains, which fell almost continuously
Sunday, and melting snow caused
many rivers to rise rapidly.
More than 200 families were made
homeless at Tlllln when the Sandusky
river overflowed Its banks. Median
lesburg, a village near Tlllln, was re-1
ported to he Ave feet under wr.ter.
Damage done In this vicinity was es
timated at $100,000.
The lowlands In and, about Fre
mont, north ot Tiffin, were inundated
and many families In this section
were forced to move to higher ground.
Water was three feet deep In tho
factory district at Lima, on the Otta
wa river, but owing to co'.der weather
tho rain ceased and the water bdgan
to recede. Twenty families were re
moved from the flooded district by
police and firemen Lowlands about
the city were flooded. Though rivers
h: the southern part of tho state were
rising, none of them had reached the
danger matk. Many small creeks,
"nowever. were out of their banks.
TWO NEGROES LYNCHED
Address White Girl as "Sweetheart"
and Posses Get Busy.
Hartwell, Ga., Jan. 3. Two negroes
wore lynched Just across the Georgia
line by a South Carolina mob, accord
ing to reports received, by officials
here. The story of the lynching was
told by Annie Sims, a young negress,
who fled to Georgia after being
beaten by the mob. Tb& negress says
her brotler was shot My the mob and
her cousin hanged, and that she was
driven ovor the border after being
beaten almost to donth. The trouble
was caused when the three negroes
met a whlta girl on the road and one
of tho blacks .called out,, "Jlollc,
Sweetheart." The white girl told of
the insult and posess were organized
to hunt fltovn the negroes.
Cabinet Member Resigns.
London, Jan. 3. Sir John A. Slnton,
secretary of state for homo affairs, re
tires from the cabinet, "thus breaking
his brilliant ministerial career fqr con
fidence' sake," as a local newspaper
MEMBERS OF FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEES
WILL BE CONSULTED IN INTERNATIONAL CRISIS
A new and Important element was
introduced into the Ancona controver
sy with Austria when strong senti
ment developed among Democratic
leaders In congress In favor of being
consulted In the crisis. During the
controversy with Germany over the
Lusltania, Guiflight, Nebraskan, Ara
blc and other cases congress was not
In session; now It is. The fact devel
oped that Democratic members of the
senate committee on foreign relations
are Inclined rather strongly to the be
SUNK IN SIX WEEKS
Activity ot Teutonic Submarines
In Mediterranean Sea,
Vienna, Jan. 3. Austro-Hungarian
and German submarines sunk in tho
Mediterranean eight troop ships, 25
transports-and 34 merchantmen, with
a total tonnage of about 225,325, in
the last two weeks of October and
the month of November; according to
claims made in authoritative quarters
here. The loss of life is said to liavo
been very heavy In the case of tioop
ships and the estimate is made that
It amounts to at least 5,000 men.
The largest of tho vessels which it
is asserted has been sunk was the Cu
uard liner Transylvania of 14,000 tons,
loaded with troops and war materials.
The list includes also one Japanese
steamer, the Yasuklnl, of more than
5,000 tons. Thirty-eight of the vessels
sent to the bottom were of British
register, 13 French, 10 Italian, two
Russian, two Greek, one Norwegian
and one Japanese.
The tonange of the troop ships and
transports was about 200,000 and that
of the merchant ships 25,325, making
a total of 07 ships of approximately
225,325 register tons, or 109,000 net
, Convict Returns.
Osslnlng, N, Y.. Jan. 3. "Tough
Tony" Marino, the Sing Sing trusty,
who was Thomas Mott Osborne's
alet, justified Acting Warden KJrch-
I oy's diagnosis of his' psychology by
coming back to the prlpon and giving
himself up. Tony cast u-gloom over
the prison at the beginning of Dean
Klrchwey's wardeushlp by'4 taking ml
vantage of the moylj: performance to'
dip quietly IWAJ-. '
lief that In the Ancona crisis the
president should not break off dlolo-
matlc relations with Austria-Hungary
without consulting members of that
committee and taking the senate and
house Into his confidence. The state
ment was made by a responsible sen
ator, whose name could not be used,
that assurances would be 'given that
there would be no rupture with Austria-Hungary
until after the Demo
cratic leaders of the senate foreign
relations committee had been consult-
For Ohio Harbor Improvements
Washington, Jan. 3. Under the
hend of "favorable reports on new
subjects," the army engineers have
made recommendations tor appropria
tions for Ohio river and harbor im
rovements as follows: Falrport liar
Lor, $238,500; Huron aarbor, $34,500;
Cleveland harbor, $50,000; Sandus
ky harbor, $282,000; Cuyahoga river,
Washington, Jon. 3. Former Sena
tor Burton's presidential boomers will
liot invade any state that has a fa
vorite son candidate for tho Republi
can, presidential nomination, This fact
became known following the arrival
l'ere of Granville W. Mooney, fotmnr
t. peak or of the Ohio legislature, Mr.
Burton's presidential manager.
Shoots at Girl and Kits Self.
Glbsonburg, 0 Jan. 3. His offer of
marriage refused. Frank Dunn, thirty-five,
of Woodslde, attempted to kill
Miss Emma Seem at the home ot Mr,
and Mrs. Sylvester Myers, west of
here. Falling In this-attompt, Dunn
later turned the weapon and shot him
self twice In the temple. Ho Is fatally
Little Girl Loses Life.
Zanesvllle, O., Jan. 3. Alice New
ell, nged five, of Rockcut, eliht miles
north of this city, was accidentally
shot and iilJcd while playing In her
home. She and a small dog wero
romping when the animal knocked
over a loaded shotgun. Tho bullets
pierced the little girl's abdomen.
Swell In the Ohio,
Cincinnati, Jan. 3.t Tho Ohio river
I at this point reached 49.9 feet and has
, been stationary slwe that time. This
I is ono-tenlh inch below flood stage,
which tho woaUier bureau says will
not be readied, Vcryfjlttle damage
has resulted from thefejhlgb, waters
ed: Senator William J. Stone of Mis
souri (No. 3 in the picture) Is chair
man of the senate committee on for
eign relations; Henry D. Flood of Vir
ginia (No. 1) is head of the corres
ponding house committee. No. 2 is
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massa
chusetts, a prominent Republican
member of the senate committee. No.
4 is Senator Swanson of Virginia, a
Democrat, also a committee member.
No. 5 Is Representative Cooper of
Wisconsin of the house committee.
HILLES ISSUES CALL
FOR BIG CONVENTION
Deserters of 191 2 Inviledto Join
In Selection of Delegates.
Washington, Jan. 3. "Deserters"
of 1912 and all other electors, "with
out regard to past political affiliations
who believe In the principles of the
Republican party and Indorse Its poli
cies," aro Invited to Join In the selec
tion of delegates to the Republican
national convention of this year, la
tho call for tho convention Issued by
authority of the Republican national
The -call bears tho signatures cf
Chairman Charles D. Hllles and Secre
tary James Reynolds, It officially sets
forth the factB that the convention
will meet on June 7 In Chicago to
nominate candidates for president and
The call says: "Delegates-at-larEo
pnd their alternates and delegates
from congressional districts and their
alternates shall do elected from fol
; lowing manner: By primary elections
m accordance of the laws of the state
In which the election occurs; and by
congressional, territorial or state con
ventions, as the case may be, to bo
called by the congressional, terri
torial or state committees, respective
ly. Notice of the call for such corner
tlon shall he published In a newspaper
or newspapers of general circulation
In tho district or territory or state.
No delegates or alternates shall bo
eligible to participate In any conven
tion to elect de'egates .to these pa
tlonul' conwutlons which 'were elect
ed prior to the adoption of this call."
Failures qrV but tho pillars of sue
HAD GOOD EFFECT
Words Njf Henry Ford, Who
HE DOESN'T HEGRET THE TRIP
Comes Back Blaming the People, Not
the Capitalists and Murltlon Mak
ers, For the Great War Bellevei
His Mission Has Started the People
to Thinking No Fighting Among
Peace Delegates, Says the Pacifist. '
Now York, Jan. 3. Henry Ford,
homo again after falling to "get the
fcoya out of the trenches by ChriU
mas," but nevertheless emphatic it.
his declaration that he did not regret
what he had done and was sure that
It had had a good effect," arrived In
this city from Norway.
His homecoming was in strong con
trast to his departure. Instead of the
blaze of bunting, and the clamor of ap
plause that sent the peace ship Oscar
I II. on her mission, the returning paci
fist waB spirited away from the ship
In a private cutter, landed at an out-of-the-way
spot and hurried in a taxlcab
to the Waldorf, where he remained
until he left for Detroit this morning.
"I went over there to show the peo
ple that I was willing to give more
than my money for the cause of
peace," Mr. Ford said. "I feel that I
am, only the custodian of my money.
It was given to me by these very peo
ple who are being slaughtered in the
trenches. I can't use any more of it
than 1 .m using now, and I want to
devote the rest to benefiting these peo
ple who helped me to earn it. I came
back because I had a slight touch of
the grip, and that hastened me a bit,
but when I left New York I told .Mrs.
Ford that I would return in about five
weeks. How do Lfeel now? Finely."
When asked what impressions he
brought back from the war, Mr. Ford
astonished his listeners by declaring
"I went to Europe blaming the capi
talists, the bankers, the munitions
makers, for this war; I have como
back blaming the people the very
people who are being slaughtered in
the trenches. They have neglected to
select the proper heads for their gov
ernments, or to help them after they
have been selected. When they get a
man In office they do not keep in
touch with him; they don't tell him
what they want. They select people
tr govern them and then allow the
militarists to twist these same people
about for their own ends." N
Not His Own Idea.
At this point Mr. Ford paused to ex
plain emphatically that the voyage of
the Oscar II. was not really his own
private venture or id-Ja at all, but a
part of the Woman's International
Peace Congress which to be held at
the Hague. "T'ie Idea Is not mine at
all," he declared. "Tho fact, is that I
am merely using my money In a good
cause to finance the congress. The
people who sailed with me on the Os
car II. are going to elect delegates
who will go on to tbe Hague, while
the rest will return soon to this coun
try. I have beon advised that a ship
has been chartered to take the dele
gates to Holland.'
"Do I think we have accomplished
anything? Yes, I do. We have start
ed the people to talking. When the
people start thinking they think right,
end something good comes of It. For
that reason I like the adverse criti
cism that the papers have given me.
The only thing that has been disa
greeable to me Is that It worried my
wife. My son Is of a different frame
or mind. It doesn't bother him. If all
the newspapers got together and de
manded that the war be stopped and
made the people realize what U,
Jieans to them, public oplnon would
stop It pretty quickly."
Mr. Ford denied flatly that there
was any fighting among the peace
delegates. "There was a difference of
opinion, many times," he admlted,
"lust as there would be at a church
convention or a political convention,
of In a village. You must remember
that the group we took over was vir
tually a community."
William J. Bryan visited Mr. Ford
and expressed his congratulations.
Mr. Bryan said: "I think the peace
expedition has achieved a great deal
of -success. It had been a partial suc
cess, even before Mr. Ford sailed, for
themere discussion of peace that it
started was an advantage."
-1.'"'. Villa Reported Killed.
'El Paso, Tex., Jan. 3. Unconfirmed
reports rerched here that General
Francisco Villa was killed by trcap3
commanded by one of his general,,
Eduardo Ocarranza, in tho Sierra
Mad res mountains.
Ruler of Greece Whose lllnet
U Reported to Be Very Grave.
JOSEPH LAMAR DEAD
Associate Justice of Federal, tiupremf
Court Passes AwayT
Washington, Ian 3. Joseph Rucker '
Lamar, associate lu&tice of the su
preme court of the United States, died.r
at his home here after an IUne8s"'ot'
coveral months. He was fiftykjight.
years old and had been ou the.'uu
preme bench live years. Helfad, tha
distinctlon of being one of 'the few ,
members of tlie court appointed by a
president of opposite political faith
President Taft appointed him In 191u
with only two precedents for such ac
tlon, those of Justices Jackson and
Justice Lamar was born In Ruck--eisvllle,
Elbert county, Georgia, Oct.
14, 1857. He attended the University
of Georgia and later Bethany college
where he was graduated In 1S77. " He
attended the law school at Washing
ton and "Lea university, and was ad
mitetd to the bar at Augusta, Ga., In
1878. He lived at Augusta until ap
pointed to the supreme bench.
Coming from distinguished south
ern stock, he was one of the few men
whose family had previously had a
representative on the bench. The jus
tice was a cousin to Associate Justice -L.
Q. C. Lamar of Mississippi, who
served on tlie bench from 1SS8 tol89;u
He was honored by his state by
many positions for which his learning
and ability as s. lawyer fitted him.
Early In his service ou the supreme
court bench he became recognized as
one of the most powerful members.
His opinions were finished works ot
logic. Applications for rehearing
were rare in cases decided.
LIVE STOCKjAND GRAIN r
EAST BUFFALO, Jan. S.
Cattl'' rrlmp te-r!. J.S HOftS- shipping.
$7 75TR 4'J- bntrher. J1 KOfpS 25: hciferi.
JS 7of?7 7R: cos, J3 loffG 50; bulls. Si IT
(l frrh i-ns nnd springers, SSOifnoO::
calv-, J'Ciil SO.
Hoc"-" vv anil mixrd, t" 5: Yorl.
er. X7J7 ' : y's. f, 7fI7: lyiugh's, JB 41'
fi6 CO: 5f.K ,i S&tfjS ii".
Shef-r m.o Lambs Yt-drilnpB. $39?
wtli(-i-- J i. 7"ifi7- ". $?if?fi CO; ir.lwt
Fl!"'T. Jf (l"' "3: Iambi. ?"Cil0 40.
CHICAGO, Jin X
rittl- N'ltlvt bef steers. $fi 10(59 75;;
wetf-n Btfrx SB ;0!?K 10; cows mid hclf
..- . '.0-.Q ift- nlv- STfiftlf) no.
lTovt-TJcht. $0 -ir.frr. 93: mixed. V.5')- jffl
$". r.- !! . sr. 5'"fG 4."..
Shef-r. nv I.imbs Wethers, SG tQQTli
lan.b-. ;" rsr-!' f..
CLEVELAND, Jan. 3.
Cattlf Cholre tat steers, J7 C0S. M:js
butrlu-r Men 0 505X7 25: heifer?. $5' 7S-
fj7- bull? .r -'''SiC 50- cows$45; calves.
510 50S11 50.
lloss Yorkers. M 20; heavies and nv
alums. 7 -'0 liphti, J7 20; roughs, $5 IS;-stag-.
5 25. j ,
Sheep and Lambs Wethers. Sfj 255? H
$5 75: fne, $4 I0!f'5 25; choice lamb's, r
K 50J10. " - -
and lambs, 1.000; calves, 150. '"
PITTSBURGH, .Tan. J.1&V
Catile Prime steers, ?9fr9 0; cholco '
fat steers. JS r,0ig8 75: hutclier steers,
7 5007 S5; heirers, $8 25i&6 Co; cows,
$5 50ft 0 25; bulls, 5 5006; top calves.
Hoijs Heavies and heavy Yorkers-.
V 30; light Yorkers, J7ii7 25; plga, $6 75
Sheep and Lambs Top sheep, $7; top .
lambs, W 25.
CINCINNATI, Jan 3;
Cattle Steers, $48; heifers, 4510-, -cows,
3ii?f: calxes, J4(i!ll.
Hors Packers and butchers, JT47 50;
common to choice, 5fJC S5; pigs and
lights, 4 507; stags, $4ig5.
Sheep and Lambs Sheep, !3SfcS 25; -Iambs.
BOSTON, Jan. .
Woof Ohio and Pennsylvania fleecei
Iunlne washed, S5Hc; half blood comb
ings, SOeilc; three-elghths blood comb
ings, 38c; delaine unwashed, 3031c
Countryman Uere rou! What la
thunder d'yqr mean by putting 'Paid
with tbunUs' on my account? Jest you
put 'with cash.' and be slick tool None
o' yer funny Jokes on fuel"
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and" 'j a