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PRICK TWO CENTS.
TO BE HASTY
Peace Desired, But Not
at the Price of Inter
FUTILE AND IMPOLITIC
rv nrn Ic in Avuo'it Rocnltc nf I
Investigation Ordered by
the United States.
London. n o. i-acincauun .
T3Ier.ro U an ob,.-, t ue honenly corning. agedS3. lie uas been ill two
imire to accomplished, hut it la ! years. His death was not unexpected.
Impossible to effect it by Hritinh inter-; Teller wa one of the "original sll
teBtion. We oo not intend to make ; ver republican." Many of hi sup
mt attemjt f that character. hicu . ..,., v.. .v.-
TuU it the attitude of the Britlfh 1
foreign office a outlined today in the
of common by Francis Dyke
Uad. psrliamentary under-secretary
Icr foreign affairs, "afTer full consid
eration of a iteriwt of victimizations of
Brit tubjfcts in Mexico culmination
ta the removal of William S. Denton that term the silver republicans of
ij Villa at Juarrz." Colorado merged with the democrats
"Continued fighting in Mexico." Ack- I and Teller returned to the senate that
iiad added. "Is a very great prejudice time as a democrat. He served one
to British and other commercial Later-1 term as such and retired in 1903 to
em. and the matter is of very great j make a place for the late Senator
concern." Dykeland promised to lay bo-! Hughes of the same party.
tan the house of common, ad soon an j ja iss3 Teller entered President Ar
poMible. ail communications bearing 1 thur's cabinet as secretary of the la
ob Mexico that have passed between J trior and In 1883 he reentered the
tta British government and the United ; Teller was one of the first
The killing of Benton by Villa oc
cupied the most prominent place In all
levipapers in the British Isles toJay.
The Manchester Guardian, one of the
leading liberal papers, said: "It la
knpokslble not to suspect that 'the
execution of Benton was no better
History of Crime Heard.
The history of the Benton affair as
rcn'-alned in information furnished to
Ambassador Spring-Rice by the state
iwarticent et Washington was com
municated officially to the house of
Mmmons today by Sir Edward Grey.
A full house listened with intense In
terest to explanations by Grey and
Drkelaod, who discussed their
communications with Washington.
Grey explained that Great Brit
tie did not hold the United Status
rapocslble for Villa's acts, but he
uld the British government was pow
erleti to take any measures In the dis
turbed regions. Grey said Secretary
f -41 iin..irv 1
Rrjaa had promised a
tiiwjgh declining responsibility for
Holds It Foul Murder. i
The Pall Mall Gazue. opposition
ergaa, under the heading, "It was a
urder most fcul -.avH tho .lavineof
Btatoo touches the honor of the Brit- !
Ua name to the quick i
Tie Gob.: -Th r..,it th- in. i
esirr f tv,- r-., e,..
4utj iti, r..tra:n mn i,,..
k iil hare to be very conclusive In
K Justification cf the act Inquired
k'n if It . .....- . i.. ,
BrtUah. but. e are glad to think,
American opinion, as well."
R.femrg to WiW, refusal to I
UU: "If It Ka nrnvxi th.if Villi. hl !
ecjajt'flab.y don to death a peace
W Brlt!h resident how can the prln-t'-
which condemn Huerta be re
clled with approbation and support
f his adversary?"
The Westminxter Gazette takes the
and that Vi;a'e proeedings la re
Card to Benton mu't be illegal, as the
reb: have never bn recognized. It
"Aa lnvetigation may possibly
mow that Benton himself was respon
rWe tor the drMadfn! fate meted out
him. bat short of that, we believe
PibUe pinioa on both sides of the
ACaatic wr.l d-nia&d that the morder-
t cf Beetoa be brought to book."
Washington Is Waiting.
w-siiIr.gton, D. C . Feb. 23. Upon
'wpmenu of the next day or two
the case of William Benton, the
ntlh ranchman executed hr Consti
Wonallit General Villa, seems to rt
Miner the senate w ill take a hand In
Mexican situation. Acting Cbalr-
Shlvely of the foreign relations
ttittee, after a conference with
"Meet Wilson today, said if the
discuiiw-d Mexico it would prob
Mj be upon some of the pending reso
Jobs which for months have been
fnrtfkd that ,h administraUon
-t be ift frt. to (ji wlth the
Jfoblem. There are three such.
0n by Penroft. republican, was pro
r3 that United Star troops be
J"4 h Mexico a a constabulary for
Protection of Americans, another
T Sntor Fall to put the senate on
to the effect that Americans and
y property tr.u!t be protected, and
r by Senator Sheppard concerning
cognition of the belligerency of the
To Examine Wound.
cretao- Crjw declined to discuss
HENRY M. TELLER
DIES IN 830 YEAR
He.iry M. Teller.
Denver, Col., Feb. 23. Heury Moore
I Teller, former cabinet officer and for
j more than 30 years United States
! senator from Colorado, died tbia
1,c left the
republican national con-
vent ion at St. I-ouin in 1898 because
bo did not agree with the gold stand
ard plank in the platform, and ran
again for the senate as an independent
silver republican. lie was selected
with 14 vote out of 100 and after serv-
two senators elected when Colorado
came a state. He was born In Alle
gheny county. New lork. practiced
law In Bisghamton, went west to Illi
nois In 1858. and to Colorado In 1861.
Former Chicago Society Girl
Dies in Kentucky of Gun
Lexington. Ky.. Feb; 23. Mrs. Law
rence Simpson, who shot herself yes
terday with her husband's revolver,
the family say, by accident, died today
at her country home near bete. She
was a daughter of Dr. William Wilder
of ChlcaP. w here she was a proml-
: son. a wealthy turfman here, last No
:r denv or a1" whether he demand
!pd production of Benton's body. Ex
lQton of the wounds. It was polnt-
eU oul WUI PrbaDiy disclose wnetner
executed by a firing squad or
'killed by one shot, also w hether death
caused by rine balls or revolver
bullets. No additional details of the
killing have been received. The Brit
ish ambassador continued to await the
off aI """"J5 "B UJVf
vestigation of the killing of Benton be-
e reporting further to his govern-
on trial J im au n.-mcu v itii.'ui
, Fletcher, at Chihuahua, to confirm con
sular reports from Juarez that Gustav
Bauch. an American, held as a spy,
had been transferred to Chihuahua Jail.
Troop Train Blown Up.
Vera Cruz. Mexico, Feb. 23. A gov
ernment troop train carrying com
pt oiy of Infantry from Mexico City
destined for Japan ws blown up Sat
urday by rebels 140 miles from here.
The train was demolished and all on
board, including 55 officers and men
and the English engineer killed.
Fate of Men Still In Doubt.
El Paso. Texas, Feb. 23. The fate
of missing Englishmen, Lawrence and
Curtis, and the Americans, Baucb and
Com pton. was still In doubt today. No
word had been received of a troop
train which General Villa, at Chihua
hua, said would be bringing 15 re
jected American recruits to Juarez.
and among whom he suggested the
missing foreigners might be found. A
report generally believed by Amer
icans here Is that Villa knocked Ben
ton down and bad two of his men
take the Scotchman In the yard.
where the rebel general followed and
fired the falal shot or shots himself.
TAFT'S CUB STOCK
IS NOW FOR SALE
Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 23. Charles
Tart today sent a telegram to Attor
ney Behan, at Chicago, representing
a syndicate said to be willing to pur
chase Taft's holdings In the Chicago
Natfonala for SiQft.OOO. that he was
ready to fiiscuM ths matter.
Man Who Fled Aurora
After Attack Seen Again
Day of the Crime.
Petras' Wife Is Barred From
Jail in "Effort to Make the
Aurora, TIL, Feb. 23. The myster
ious disappearance of a negro thought
to be an Important witness against
Anthony Petraa, held by the Aurora
police in connection with the murder
of Theresa Hollander, yesterday turn
ed the Investigation from the prisoner
and into new channels.
In connection with the search for the
witness the police learned yesterday
that another negro, known to them
only by the name of Fred and who
fled from Aurora about a year ago fol
lowing an attempted attack on a young
woman, bad reappeared in Aurora the
day before the murder, remained in
the city two days and again disap
Witness Has Fled.
The first negro was thought by the
police to be able to corroborate the
statement of Walter Hickman, who tes
tified that Petraa had left the street
car at the next block after Miss Hol
lander and bad run back. Yesterday
the police learned where the man had
resided and went to hia home, to learn
that he had not been seen there after
leaving the street car. He did not o
to hia own home that night and no
word has been received from him.
He Is known as "Giant," standing
more than six feet tall, and Is of mus
cular build. He came to Aurora only
a short time ego.
The negro's disappearance has led
Chief Mich els to believe that he might
have had some connection with the
crime which preceded the finding of
Miss Hollander's body in St. Nicholas'
cemetery in Aurora Monday night.
Search for Negro.
The other negro for whom the po
lice have, started a search knew Miss
Hollander. He was at one time a por
ter In the Coulter block, where Miss
Hollander worked a year ago. At that
time he was accused of attempting to
attack a young woman in one of the
offices in the building, and left Aurora
a few. hours before the police learned
of the attempted crime.
From that time until Sunday nothing
was heard of him. Sunday afternoon
he was seen In Broadway. Monday
morning he was seen again on the
downtown streets, but he disappeared
without a word to anyone as far as
the police have been able to ascertain.
Petras Wife Barred.
The police yesterday started a course
of action with Petras which they be
lieve will result hi causing him to
confess, if he knows anything of thej
crime, ills wire, who has been a con
etant visitor at his cell, was refused
Phe appeared at the Jail In company
with her father. Andrew Matthews, and
carried with her a letter from Petras'
sister. Wilbelmina Petra. a singer in
grand opera In Vienna, Austria, who
had heard of the charge against her
brother. The letter was written In her
native language and contained assur
ances of faith In his innocence
Mrs. Petras. when denied the reques
to see her husband, ran out of the Jail
and to the window of Petras' cell.
"Don t worry. Tony, she screamed
through the grating. "Everything will
come out all right."
TROOPS CRUEL TO
Women Tell Congressional
Committee Stories of Having
Been Kicked and Beaten.
Hancock. Mich, Feb. 23. Wives of
striking miners testified before the
congressional committee today that
they had been kicked and beaten by
deputy sheriffs and otherwise mis
treated ,by soldiers without cause.
Frank King charged that soldiers
broke tip a strikers' purado at Calu
met Sept. 13 and ran a bayonet
through the American Aug at the head
Of the procession. In the same pa-
Ily. parade were not Interfered with.
Houghton, Mich, Feb. 23. The fed-
eral department of labor has arrested '
r Pnnminlin tshnrr f tha fin.
met and Hecla Mining company ou ajtaen men drowned in various at
Jcliarge cf leiEg contract laborers. . tempts to rercue the ax.
AUTO THIEVING IS
HALTED BY DEATH
Alpheus Moore, 21 Years, Shot
and His Brother Arrested
in Detroit Holdup.
Detroit. Mich., Feb. 23. The career
of two brothers as robbers using an
automobile to Bearch for victims came
to a sudden end Saturday night with
tlf Jswiliu ead-kaUaa- of the older
on and the capture and confession' of
the younger boy. The dead robbsr was
Alpheus D. Moore, 21. His brother,
Wesley, aged 19, Is locked up In a po
lice station. One year ago they came
from Saginaw, Mich., and have since
been living in the fashionable Marl
borough apartments on Second avenue.
Early Saturday evening, after steal
ing an automobile, they held up two
suburban stores and took nearly $200
cash, but at the third store, a small
grocery, the elder brother was shot
through the head by Meyer Rapenport,
grocer. Wesley Moore was captured
a few hours after the killing of his
brother and his confession includes
practically all the "auto bandit" crimes
in this city during the last few months.
It Is believed the brothers may have
been Implicated In the killing of Patrol
man Madden a few weeks ago. Bring
ing their stolen automobile to a halt In
front of the Rapenport store, the rob
bers entered Just as the proprietor was
putting his day's receipts Into a money
"We got here Just In time, before
you cleared out with that money. Hand
It over quick." said the older brother.
Instead of complying with the re
quest Rapenport, aa two shots were
fired at him. shot and killed Alpheus
The aged father and mother of the
groceryman witnessed the killing and
covered the dead body with a gunny
sack. Upon hearing the shooting Wes
ley Moore Jumped Into the auto and
disappeared, but was trapped In his
apartment soon after midnight.
Mr. Moore, father of the two boys,
claimed the elder's body yesterday.
To his other boy he said: "Your
brother is lying on a slab in the
morgue. I have come to take the body
home, and my one regret is that you
are not returning In a rough box with
Toklo. Japan, Feb. 23. Three promu
ent Japanese contractors furnishing I
supplies to the navy were arrested to-
day on charges of bribery. . The ar
rests indicate that the naval scandals
brought to light through the relations
of the naval attache in Berlin with a
German contracting firm will prove
more extensive than at first suspected.
CREW ON ISLAND
Wexford. Ireland. Feb. 23. Surviv-
ors of the crew of the Norwegian
Dr Mexico were taken off a barren
lnd. on whose shores they were
wasned after the vessei was uasneu
:to Dleces on the rocks Tiaay. rour-
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow, for
Reck Island, Davenport, Molina
Snow flurries and continued cold
weather tonight, with the lowest tem
perature near zero; Tuesday fair and
not so cold.
Temperature at 7 a. m.. 9. Highest
yesterday, 15. Lowest last night, 8.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 13 miles
Precipitation. .01 inch.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 86; at 7
a. m., 98.
Stage of water, 5.2, with a fall of .4
in last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Mars. Venus. Saturn.
Morning star: Jupiter. Orion, most
brilliant of winter constellations (in
cludes the Belt) in meridian south of
zenith 6 to 7 p. m. About 8 p. m.
Orion will reach the greatest elevation
be ever attains In northern latitude.
5 GREEK PRIESTS
KILLED BY A MOB
Bishop Miklossy, Supposed Ob
ject of Outrage in Hungary,
Debreczin. Hungary, Feb. 23. Five
priests were killed today by a bomb
explosion la the office of Bishop Mik
lossy, a prelate of the Greek Catholic
church. The bishop, supposed to' have
been the object of the outrage, escaped
uninjured. The creation of a Greek
Catholic bishopric here a year ago pro
voked much hostility.
CASHIER IS SLAIN,
BUT CASH IS SAFE
Former Employe of Express
Company of Corning, N. Y.,
Corning. N. Y.. Feb. 23. Harry Ed
wards, night cashier of an express com
pany here, was shot and killed by
David Dunn. 19. who was captured and
confessed. Dunn is a former employe
of the company. After shooting Ed-
I wards he made two unsuccessful at-
tempts to open the 6are and get a
shipment of $10,000 in currency which
arrived during the night.
KIDNAPED GIRL IS
HELD FOR FATHER
Springdale, Ark.. Feb. 23. Dr. W.
A, Winters of New Castle, Ind., is ex
pected to arrive here today to see if
the girl found at Huntsville, a neigh
boring hamlet. Is his daughter Cather
ine, who was kidnaped at New Castle
April 20, 1913. The child was found
with a man who gave his name at Wil
liam Struart, who is in jail at Hunts
ville. The girl was brought here by
Dr. Winters, upon his arrivel declar
ed the girl held here was not his
UNIVERSITY IS TO
Dr. R. E. Hieronymous Is Ap
pointed to Aid in Work of
Urbana, 111., Feb. 23. Cities, towns,
villages and country neighborhoods in
Illinois that desire to better them
selves have a new aid the."commun
lty adviser" a position recently creat
ed by the University of Illinois. Dr.
Robert E. Hieronymous, former presi
dent of Eureka college and until re
cently secretary of the educational
commission of Illinois, has been ap
pointed to the position and has begun
While the university formerly aided
communities in betterment work, it
was necessary for them to come to the
university. Now the university goes
to the community in fhe person of the
"adviser," whose time will be occu
pied in traveling over the Btate. The
position is said to be unique in the
The movement is based on the prin
ciple that every community contains
the means of its own betterment and
that social wellfare is to be evolved
from within. The first step in obtain
ing those betterments which cannot
come from individual enterprise alone
will be nn attempt to develop a commun
ity consciousness. There is to be
nothing of the "highbrow" in the move
ment. It Is designed to be intensely
The "adviser" wiH cooperate with
local organizations agricultural, com
mercial, social and civic, in utilizing
local educational resources for the pro
motion of vocational education. Local
school boards and teachers will be en
listed in this campaign.
The "adviser" will be a "first aid" to
communities that desire to improve
conditions in various lines, bringing
them in touch with the proper spe
cialist at the university.
The new official will work Jointly
with the agriculture extension depart
ment and the school of commerce.
Evening c'asses In commercial study,
using local teachers but calling on uni
versity experts when their aid is neces
sary, will be urged upon communities.
The "adviser" will be ready to study
local business and social conditions
and give such advice as he can.
House Has Exercises.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 23. Wash
ington's birthday was observed with
brief exercises in the house today.
More Argentine Beef.
New York, Feb. 23. Two million
pounds of Argentine beef and a large
consignment of Argentine butter ar
rived here today.
AT OCEAN DIVING
. Portsmouth. Eng., Feb. 23. Piloting
a hydroaeroplane and with a naval
airman as a passenger, First Lord or
the Admiralty Churchill made two
trips over the Solent here to.Spltbead
for the purpose of testing whether it
was possible to locate submerged sub
marine boats with the aid,, of aero-Dlanea.
. . . "
Business Suspended, at
Oninnvand Other Points
TRAINS UNABLE TO RUN
States of Middle West Are
Swept by Fiercest Storm
of the Season.
Chicago, III., Feb. 23. The worst
snow storm of the winter, which start
ed yesterday, continued today over a
large part of the middle west. Through
out Missouri, Iowa, central and, south-
em iiiiuuia, iviuisss, ixeorasKa, nuisu
and Ohio, heavy snow is falling. :
A high wind demoralized wires, espe
cially south and west of here, while
steam railroad traffic was badly delay
ed. In central Illinois and Missouri
many trains were stalled in enow
drifts. Around Lake Michigan the
storm abated during the night and
today It was above zero. Colder and
snow is the forecast for Chicago. '
A blizzard struck St. Louis late Sun
day afternoon and continued today.
Conditions In Indiana grew worse
today. The storm Is moderating over
the western states, however, with the
blizzard on the way cast. Fair weath
er is promised tonight and Tuesday
over most of the snow-bound territory:
Peoria, III., remained in the grip of
the worst blizzard in the memory of
the oldest residents. The storm began
early yesterday. In the afternoon bust-.
ness was practically suspended, the
Illinois traction system running no
trains. Attempts were made to oper
ate cars between Peoria and Blooming
ton, but they encountered snow drifts
six to twelve feet deep and were forced
- Decatur is experiencing one of the
sessions have been suspended. - A
storm which gripped Des Moines and
central Iowa yesterday and last night
diminished considerably early today
and the temperature remained eight
Burlington, Io.wa, last night had the
most severe storm of the winter.' .
Capital Is Hemmed In.
Springfield, III., is ' isolated by a
blizzard, business Is paralyzed at Dan
ville, snow drifts . having practically
tied up all transportation. Big Four
trains are eight to fourteen hours late.
The storm, the worst of the season,
which swept Kansas and western Mis
souri last sight, continued today. Ohio
continued today in the grip of a snow
storm which swept the state since
early Sunday afternoon, snow at many.
points ranging from 12 to IS Inches.
Business at Quincy, 111. Is practical
Springfield, III., Feb. 23. Five en
gines pulled the Diamond special of
the Illinois Central railroad ont of
drifts of snow and brought the train in
three hours late.
California Condition Bad.
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 23. So far
as railroad communication was con
cerned, Los Angeles and southern
California remained cut off from the
world as a result of the record break
ing storm of rain and wind which
swept this section three days last
Nor was there any prospect that
even a semblance of normal condition
would be restored before late tomor
Telegraph service was still crippled.
The telephone companies managed to
restore communication to a certain
extent, but yesterday's report from
the centers of the six counties most
affected, did not materially change
yesterday's estimate of a total dam
age, amounting to about $4,500,000, '
AnxleTy Over Stalled Trains. -
The greatest anxiety yesterday con
cerned the situation of the 300 pas
sengers marooned aboard the Cali
fornia limited and the Phoenix
express of the Santa Fe lines at Sum
mit, in the San Bernardino mountains.
These trains were stalled on Friday
in a mountain pass.
Cloud bursts were followed by a
heavy snowstorm and lower tempera
tures, and, according to railroad re
ports, the only provisions available
were those carried by one dining car.
Automobiles were sent out- from
San Bernardino to try a perilous trip
over washed roads In an effort to af
ford relief before the hardships of fam
Railroad officials also bent every
energy to the task of repairing breaks
In the lines in order to relieve the
situation at Bars tow and Mojave. .
where 20 or more overland trains of
three railroad systems were tied up
by broken bridges -, aad washed out ,
tracks. . .;