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SlXT V-FOU K T 1 1 Y E A H
Clairvoyant Ring Expos
ures Result in Charges
Against Chicago Police.
PROTECTION IS BOUGHT
Alleged Men High in Officialdom
Divided Earnings of Noto
rious Swindling Band.
Chicago. P.! . Dec. 5. roJice Cap
tain James Halpin. Lieutenant John
Tobin and former Detective -Walter
O'Brien were indicted today chanted
with conspiracy to obtain money by
Jrsad and with bribery. O'Brien was
dismissed from the force six months
pj charged w ith aiding in the protec
tion of persons engaged in clairvoyant
swindles conducted by Ryan brothers.
Barney Bertsche is said to have con
fessed he was the po-bt'twern in the
payment of protection money to the
Ka!pin is a veteran of the police
force. Tobin has been a member for
Bonis in criminal court were fixed
as follows. Halpin. $30,000: Tobin and
O'Brien. $15,000. All denied the truth
of tie confessions made by Bertsche
Mrs. Mary Rapp of Xaperville. 111.,
has brought suit to recover $13,000 he
said she lost in operations of the clair
Toyant ring. She named in her suit
tieRyans. Halpin. Tobin and Bertsche.
Lieutenant Governor Indicted.
Indianapolis. Ind.. Dec. 5. Lieuten
ant Governor 0Ne'.ll and f-ix others
of 13 offcers and employes of the
sate legislature of 1913, who w ere in
dicted last night, appeared In person
in court today to be served with ca
piases. Others w ill have attorneys ap
pear for them. The Indictments
charge the men presented or signed
false claims which were paid out of
AUSTRIAN IS NOT
ABLE TO TESTIFY
Case Against Peter Winkeni
voich Continued for Week
Victim in Hospital.
Peter Wickenivoich, who is charged
Uh stabbing John Wincinich through
tlA lure in an nrr' at r Aiilrvm I
boarding house Thanksgiving night.
is given a hearing this morning be
fore Magistrate C. J. Smith. As the
complaining witness, Wincinich, is
till in the hospital and unable to tes
tify, the case wag continued until Sat-C-'day,
Dr. Joseph DeSilva. who is attending
tfi icj-jred Austrian, stated that al
though he was recovering nicely, he
ould b unable to leave the hospital
for at l-a.t a k. Winkenivoif h is
being held under . ') bonds, chare-
.v . ., .,.,,..
Mrs. S. Shupert are being held und-r j
Wi on a disorderly 'hara-e as wit
Bsee to the affair. Nick Marvoii h.
iio was also arrested on a disorderly
charge. a? released when he fur
The cutting fray was a seq-ifl to a
bciote party at the. Shupert home on
Forty- flfrli street and First avenue.
After a ;'i;irTel Winkenivolch is al-
Hted to have stabbed Wincinich in
tt back, the long knife penetrating
tt left lur.g. For a time ater the
e?ot the ir.J"red man's life hung in
th baJar,f e. Mrs. Shupert also re
ciTd two minor ruts when she at-
0'm - i' iiit-rierr.
I Madison Cawein III.
I Lo'iisv.Ke. Ky. f-c. Z. Madisoi
I e'.n. w.-;i known Kentucky poet. I
1 rioas!y ii! He has been unon
xft c!ou tir.'- yesTfi-day.
tsjHed to interfere.
VON BUELOW FOR
Wove Thought to Mean German
Plan to Prevent Country
Passing to Allies.
Rome. Italy. !--. 5. A sensation
been caused by the ar.hour.red ap
mntmei.t of 1'rinee JJerriard von Hue-
head of the German embassy i nP
Te. Uf. ml n - ferrrw.rl v t-1 , ft. I V,r u rut
U considered singular be should be
Put at the. head of an embassy which
JfJ Bot mong the most important in
Jf German diplomatic ervke. Many
J'nlc the move means Herlin is about
J bring s'roi.g pressure to prevent
Wy fron, j.j.-.fcisg to tj.e g,(1 Gf tJje
"N 1 . , " .
The Empty Stocking
There's an empty stocking hanging
From many a little bed,
, here a God-blown dream hangs over
Each sleeping curling head;
And the visions gather nightly
Of a day that's soon to come
Where little feet should patter
To the music of the drum.
There's an empty stocking hanging
By many a wind-blown door.
That must wait in vain for Christmas
Jn the gray haunts of the poor;
And eyes that now shine brightly
Shall, through a rain of tears,
See nothing there on Christmas
But the sorrows of the years.
But out where splendor centers
In the mansions of the great,.
Xo call shall go unanswered
Xo tot will vainly wait;
The Christmas horn will summon
The Christmas drum will roll
The tide of joy in magic
Through the gateway of each soul.
But where one gift would brighten
The dark of weary days.
Xo reindeer's hoof will thunder
Out poverty's dreary ways;
And so, for God's white season
For some wee dreamer's cause
Don't you think that you might whisper
Just a word to Santa Claus?
The Argus Santa Claus Fund with your help
will assist Santa Claus in taking care of the children
with the empty stocking. The time is getting short
and A-our contribution is urgently needed.
TRAIL A SUSPECT
IN MURDER CASE
Police Seek "Yellow-Faced"
Man Given Coat by Aurora
Aurora. 111., Dec. 5. The baffling
trail of the murderer of Miss Jennie
Miller, daughter of the late Holmes
Miller, formerly Mayor of Aurora, yes
terday led back to the home of the
Miss Miller was slain with a heavy
pipe wrench. Chief of Police Michaels
appealed to the public to make an at
tempt to identify the wrench. George
Doubleday, a steam fitter, declared
that while he was in a second hand
store a "yellow-faced" man had beck
oned him outside and tried to sell him
While they were standing on the
sidewalk the man with the wrench ac
costed a negro and tried to sell him
a coat. The negro directed the man to
a store In I-aSalle street, where the
coat was found. It was identified as
the property of former Mayor Miller.
Mrs. Miller said she had given the
coat to a man who came to the back
cioor of her house a few days before
the crime was committed.
The description tallied with that
of the man who had the wrench.
Chief Michaels is convinced the
man figured in horn incidents.
if he can find the "yellow-
faced" man who had the wrench lie
will have the murderer.
The following description, of the
"yellow-faced" man. with an offer of
J.V0 reward, has been sent to police
officers all over the United Stares:
Age, ZTt years; height. 5 feet, 9 inches;
weight. HO pounds; narrow face,
smooth shaven, cheeks sunken, light
compexion, light blue eyes; dressed
in dark suit.
It has been learned that the sup
posed murderer stayed in Aurora for
three or four days after the crime
was committed. He is said to have
stopped at the Men's Home Hotel, a
DR. WRAY ONEAL SHOWS
UP POPULAR FALLACIES
There are many successful failures
and manv fallureful successes, said Dr.
Wray O'Neal in his lecture, "Popular
Fallacies,' at Augustana college last
night. In closing he said it is a fallacy
to think that intellect can take the
place of character. Drawing the dis
tinction between reputation and char
acter in this connection, he said, "Rep
utation is what you have when you
come to Rock Island, and character is
what you have when you leave."
The lecture delighted the large audl
.ne and won fur the speaker much
applause. This is the last numner on
tue lyceum course before the holidays.
funeral of Michael
held Monday morning at 9 o'clock
from St. Joseph s ciiurcn. ie;tn j. j.
Quinn will have charge of the serv
ices with interment in Calvary ceme
tery. Six Killed in Collision.
Naples, Iialy. Dec. .V Six were kill
ed and 4' hurt in a collision of trains
LUTHER LEAGUE IN
Tri-City District Association
Meeting JTp.d.ay. at Grace
The annual meeting of the Tri-City.
District Luther league is being held
this afternoon at the Grace Lutheran
church. Forty-fourth street and Sev
enth avenue. Rev. I. O. Xothstein pas
tor. The business meeting began at
3:30 o'clock following the Luther
league rally hymn, devotional services
conducted by Kev. Edward Ekstrom
and a vocal solo by Miss Martha Foss.
This evening at 6:30 o'clock will be
held a banquet served in the Sunday
school rooms, and a program will then
follow with H. A. Mohl of Davenport
as toastmaster with the following
talks on the topic: "The Master'
ineyard"; "The Pastor," Rev. A. F
Bergstrom; "The Sunday School
Teacher." John II. Hauberg; "The
Luther League Member." Rev. Karl
Nilsson; and "The Church Member,'
Miss Edith Heden.
Tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock
the following program will be given
closing th annual session:
Organ Voluntary Miss Mamie Pet
Scripture Reading and Prayer Rev
Ira O. Xothstein.
Clarinet Solo Professor L. W
Address, "The Bible Rev. J. Wo
Selection, Male Quartet First Swe
dish, Rock Island.
Vocal Solo MIs Esther Johnson.
Offertory Miss Mamie Peterson
Selection Choir. First Swedish
Hymn Luther League Rally Hymn,
Officers of the league are:
President August X. Brlssman.
Recording Secretary Miss Margar
Treasurer Miss Ellen Rosenkraz.
Executive Committee August X
Brlssman, ex-offirio chairman; Miss
Margaret Osterman. ex-oflicio secre
tary; Ellen Rosenkranz. ex-ofllcio
treasurer; John C. Mohl, St. Paul's
Frank Johnson, First Swedish, Rock
Island; Harold Peterson. Grace; Ed
ith Moll. First Swedish, Moline; Phil
lip A. Johnson, Jr., at large; Ernest
Swanson, at large.
The societies afiiliated with the Tri
C:tv District Luther league are: The
Luther league of Emanuel's church.
Moline; the Young People's society ot
the First Swedish Lutheran church,
Moline; the Luther league of Grace
Lutheran church, this city; the Voting
People's society of the First Swedish
Lutheran church, this city, and the
Luther league of St. Paul's church,
Davenport. The Young People's socl-
ety of the Saletn church, Moline, anu
the Luther league of Trinity Lutheran
church, Moline, have applied for men
brship, and their application will be
voted upon at the meeting today.
Accident ia Fatal.
Carlyle. Dec. o. Frunk P. Xewklrk.
aged 44, a farmer, who wus acidentally
shot by Albert Gross, a wealthy mer
chant, in dead.
ISLAND ARG-TJS. pi
DECEilUEH 5, 1914.
RICH MAN IS HELD
IN SLAVERY CASE
Colonel Charles Alexander Ar
rested in Providence, R. I.
After Woman Tells Story.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 5. Miss Jessie
Cope, complainant in a white slave
indictment against Colonel Charles
Alexander, a millionaire of Provi
dence. R. I., was arrested here on a
charge of attempted bribery.
Chicago. 111., Dec. 5. Colonel
Charles Alexander, wealthy manufac
turer and former state official of Rhode
Island, was arrested yesterday at his
home in Providen.ce on request of the
federal grand jury in Chicago.
Colonel Alexander, who is 64 years
old and a man of family, is charged
with violating the Mann act. His ac
cuser is Miss Jessie E. Cope, 30 years
his Junior, who resided until recently
in Los Angeles, Cal.
Miss Cope told the grand jury Colo
nel Alexander promised to marry her.
She is said to have testified that they
'-veled together extensively in the
Carted States and that finally he pur
chased her a beautiful bungalow in
the Berkshire Hills near Taunton,
Counter charges of blackmail, for
mally presented to the grand jury, are
expected as a result of Colonel Alex
ander's arrest. Federal authorities
are reported to be keeping the woman
under surveillance, although she has
not been arrested.
United States Attorney Clyne an
nounced at night that indictments un
der the white slave traffic act had
been returned against the Providence
manufacturer. These, however, have
not been announced in the federal
Mr. Clyne refused to comment upon
further developments in the case or
the possibility of a double prosecution
Soon after his arrest Colonel Alex
ander asserted the "case was purely
blackmail and would be fought to
finish." He was taken before an old
friend. United States Commissioner A.
C. Matteson, who held him in $7,500
bonds for the federal court in Chicago.
According to the story Miss Cope is
said to have told the grand jury, she
met Colonel Alexander in Los An-
geles two years ago at a social gather
ing. She is a tall and striking bru
nette and the manufacturer is said to
have immediately proceeded to woo
Miss Cope is said to have given
evidence to the grand jury that she
"relied upon a promise she would
ultimately become his wife, and, acting
upon his suggestion, met him in Chi
cago in February, 1913, at the Grand
According to United States Attorney
Clyne. Miss Cope and the colonel oc
cupied "connecting rooms and soon
afterward "traveled to New Orleans,
then returned to California." In the
southern city they are said to have
stopped at the St. Charles Hotel.
OF THE OBSERVER
Augustana Lyceum Elects Offi
cers, Returning Emil John
son as Manager.
Clarence Granlund will edit the Au
gustana Observer for the coming year,
and Emil J. Johnson will continue as
business manager it was decided at
the annual election of the Augustana
Lyceum held this morning. Follow
ing Is the complete list of officers by
President C. E. Gunderson.
Vice President Elmer OIsod.
Secretary Ernest A. Palm.
Members Lyceum Board, one year
K. Erickson; three years, W. Nelson,
The Augustana Observer staff fol
Editor-in-Chief Clarence Granlund.
Business Manager E. Johnson.
Alumni Martha Foss.
College Elmer T. Peterson.
Academy Robert Palson.
Commercial C. L. Bennet,
Seminary Walter Tlllberg.
Conservatory L. Lundberg.
Exchanges Harry Winstrom.
Athletics Hugo Gibson.
Observatory Carl Swanson
Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for
Rock Island, Davenport, Molin
Unsettled weather tonight and Sun
day, not much change in temperature
with the lowest tonight abou. freezing.
Moderate to fresh winds.
Temperature at 7 a. m. 35. Highest
yesterday 42. Lowest last night 33.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m. 9 miles
Relative humidity at 7 p. m. 76, at
7 a. m. S7.
Stage of water 2.1, a fall of .2 in last
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
Evening stars: Jupiter. Mar. Morn
ing stars: Mercury. Venus. Saturn
Constellation Cassiopeia. Ave stnra
forming the letter W. Is close to zenltb
on the uoitfcwebt about 9 p.m.
Germans Defy Death in
Heroic Effort to Break
SHOT DOWN IN ROWS
Petrograd Reports Ninety Per
Cent of Kaiser's Officers
Put Out of Action.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Desperate hand to hand fighting in
trenches and use of hand grenades
and bomb throwing machines are de
scribed in a British official eye witness
report which also discloses that the
allies are using a tunnel to bring up
apparatus for a subterranean approach
on the German entrenchments. Re
ports from French and German war
offices make claims of progress on
There is little news from the east.
The newest phase of the war indi
cated by the day's dispatches is heavy
fighting in Alsace, where the French
have maintained a foothold on German
territory since the opening of hostili
ties. Comparatively little has been
heard of the struggle there, but it is
known the French are on the aggress
ive. The main battle is near Alt
kirch, where the German war office
says the French attacks have been
Dispatches from Petrograd give ad
ditional details of the fighting in the
seat and indicate that the Germans
who fought their way out of the Rus
sian trap performed valorous feats. A
heavy force outside Lodz, which was
hemmed in. cut its way through the
enemy for 15 miles in the bloodiest
battle of the war.
Petrograd, Dec. 5. The most tragic
moment of the fighting about Lodz
thus far occurred between Tuszyn and
Brzezlny, southeast of Lodz.- Heavy
German forces which had penetrated
to Tuszyn were surrounded by Rus
sians and had to fight their way to
unite with the main body. The Ger
mans finally cut their way through for
a distance of 15 miles.
The battle was the bloodiest and
most pitiless of the war. Ninety per
cent of the German officers were put
out of action and many regiments had
less than 100 men left. The fighting
lasted 36 hours. The Germans fell in
rows, but their comrades leaped over
their bodies and hurled themselves
against the Russians.
Austrian Ranks Depleted.
Petrograd, Dec. 5. The military
critic of the Bourse Gazette reckons
the loss of Austrians in prisoners is
equal to their number of dead and
wounded and places the fighting
strength of Austrians at two-thirds of
what it was at the beginning of the
war. He also points out that the large
numbers of colonels and lieutenant
colonels among the prisoners indi
cates demoralization of the Austrian
forces and loss of fighting spirit.
French Report Progress.
Paris, Dec. 5. Official: "Xorth of
Lys we have made perceptible pro
gress. Our infantry occupied two
lines of entrenchments. In front of
Poesele, half way between Dixmude
and Ypres, we took a house belonging
to a ferryman, possession of which
had been a matter of spirited fighting
for a month. In the region of Arras
and tn Champaigne there have been
intermittent cannonades from both
sides. We destroyed some of the en
emy's earth worki. Rhelms has again
been bombarded. In Argonne the con
test continues hot. We have occupied
several trenches and repulsed all coun
ter attacks. In Lorraine and Alsace
there is nothing important."
French Attacks Repulsed.
Berlin, Dec. 5. Official: "French at
tacks yesterday in Flanders and south
of Metz were repulsed. We made
progress at Labassee, in the forest
of Argonne and the region south of
Altkirch. In operations at East Ma
zurian lakes we took 1,200 prisoners.
Operations in Poland are taking a nor
Venuj Damaged by Storm.
London, Dec. 5. The British cruis
er Venus ran ashore in a storm. The
foremast and part of the bridge were
carried away by an enormous wave.
The warship was running for a south
England port when the storm broke.
The Xorwegian steamer Waterloo
foundered off IJzard. Three persons
were saved. The remainder of the
crew is missing. The Booth liner An
thony has been disabled by a storm
now sweeping over England, and is
in distress 50 miles north of Lizard.
Firing Makes Inaane Frantic.
Berne, Switzerland, Dec. 5. Four
hundred inmates ot a madhouse near
Sennheim became so frightened by
the sound of cannon firing they grew
frantic and tried to break out of the
asylum. German authorities con
veyed them to Mulhausen. The sound
i of cannonading in upper Alsace bus
HUDSON SAYS HE
IS GUILTY PARTY
Prominent Chicagoan Admits
His Being Indicted in New
York as Betts.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 5. Carleton Hud
son, real estate dealer, who was ar
rested Thursday on complaint of the
New York police, charged with forg
ing a receipt, yesterday admitted that
he is "the right man."
In New York Hudson was known
as Carleton H. Betts, and at the time
of his arrest Mr. Hudson denied that
he was the man wanted, saying be had
never heard of Mr. Betts.
Through his attorney, Clarence S
Darrow, Mr. Hudson that is his right
name gave a short history of the cirf
cumstances which led to his arrest.
"Mr. Hudson's name is Carleton
Hudson. His father died when he was
young and his mother married Hiram
w. Betts. For many years he was
generally called by the name of Betts.
"In 1894 he was indicted in New
York undar the name of Carleton H.
Betts and charged with forging a re
ceipt for $500. He did not commit
forgery and is ready to make answer
to any charge made against him. -
"Mr. Hudson has lived in Chicago
for many years; is well known and
has made frequent trips to New York
during all these years, and this chargei
20 years old, made at this time, doubt
less comes through important litiga
tion in which he is now involved co
cerning property here and in Minne
Mr. Hudson has not fully determined
whether he will make an attempt to
prevent his extradition to New York
for trial. Mr. Darrow held a confer
ence yesterday with his client and
A. N. Waterman, former judge, who
occupies an office with the accused
"I cannot tell definitely whether he
will return without a contest," said
Mr. Darrow. "There are some points
on the New York law that must be
investigated before a definite answer
can be made."
The New York police are expected
to reach Chicago today.
been heard as far as Basel and other
coints near the Swiss frontier. The
Germans are said to be mounting
guns before the city hall and church
in Colmar with the object of forcing
the French to bombard the town and
thereby incur the enemity of the pop
Teklja Tunnel Blown Up.
Amsterdam. Dec. 5. Connection be
tween Servia and Roumania has been
severed by the blowing up of the great
tunnel near Tekija. Passage of Rus
sian transports along the Danube is
Deny Krupp Plant Attack.
Berlin, Dec. 5. Is i3 officially de
nied here that the Krupp plant at Es
sen was bombarded by a foreign avia
tor. Japs Fight Courageously.
Tokio, Dec. 5. An official account
of the storming of the German forts
at Tsing-Tau by the Japanese shows
that Japanese soldiers exhibited the
same warlike courage and reckless
ness as seen in the famous assault on
Port Arthur in the Russo-Japanese
SENIOR CLASS PARTY IS
ENJOYED BY STUDENTS
The Senior class party was held at
the local high school building last eve
ning, about sixty being present to en
joy the good time which was provided
by the different committees, appointed
by Bert Metcalf, the class president.
Various members of the junior class
tried to capture the "eats" and the
senior president, but they succeeded in
getting away with only one member of
the class who was taken out to Aiken
street. South Rock Island, and there
liberated, minus various articles of
his clothing. Walking into the high
school building, he arrived in time to
partake in the major part of the eve
OLD SOLDIERS TO ATTEND
CAMPFIRE MOLINE POST
Members of John Buford Post, G.
A. R., and other patriotic organizations
in the city have received invitations
to attend the camp fire which is to be
held Monday evening at 8 o'clock at
the First Congregational church, Mo
line. D. J. Palmer, commander-in-chief of
the G. A. R., and Bishop Samuel Fal
lows, Chicago, commander of the Illi
nois department, will be the guests of
honor. The old soldiers will meet at
7:30 at the G. A. R. hall, Moliae, and
go in a body to the church.
Santa Appears Here.
The Christmas spirit is growing
daily in Rock Island. This morning
Young & McCombs sent Santa Claus
about the city in a car, distributing
candy among the little tots. This aft
ernoon Old Santa was at McCabe's
giving away presents to the school
children at Santa's house just west of
the store on Third avenue.
Portuguese Cabinet Resigns.
I.ondon. Dec. 5. The Portuguese
cabinet has resigned in a body, says
a Lisbon dispatch to the Exchange
Schwab Off for Europe Again.
New York. T.ec. 5. Charles M.
Schwab sailed again for Europe to
day. "On business" was all he would
FRICE TWO CENTS. ,
AS CAUSE OF
Says Low Wages Do Not
Bring Girls to Ruin.
AUTO AND DANCES AID
Establishment of Morals Courts
in Cities of First Class Is
Madison, Wis., Dec. 5. That the
wage question has no material connec
tion with the downfall of girl was one
of the conclusions reached by the Wis
consin legislative vice ; commission
which has completed its report.
The greatest cause of commercial
ized vice, says the report. Is intoxicat
ing liquor. Contributory causes are
automobiles, public dance halls, road
houses, poorly lighted parks and other
public places, lack of responsibility by
parents, non-enforcement of laws by
officials, and lack of public amuse
ment and recreation facilities.
Among the recommendations of the
commission are the establishment of
morals courts in cities of first class,
with exclusive jurisdiction over all
cases of moral offenses, passage of a
law similar to the Mann act applicable
between cities and villages of state;
that names of owners be posted on all
hotels and lodging houses; that police
women be appointed in cities of first,
second, and third class; that industrial
homes be established where women
convicted of immorality may be cared
for and trained, and that women be on
all boards of management of institu
tions where women and children are
It is also recommended that Inde
cent exhibitions at fairs be prohibited
and that bills be passed to prohibit im
morality in cafes, restaurants and sa
loons. O'Hara Calls Meeting.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 5. As part of an
effort to advance remedial legislation
in Illinois a gathering of women will
be held here next Thursday to discuss
social, industrial and educational prob
lems. The meeting will be held at the
invitation of Lieutenant Governor
O'Hara, chairman of the senate wel
fare commission, which has investi
gated white slavery and vice condi
tions in Illinois.
LOBBYIST MULHALL FINED
Strange Story of His Life Told by
Baltimore, Dec. 5. Declaring Col
onel Martin M.. Mulhall, confessed
lobbyist, had kept her daughter, Mrs.
Bessie Springer Spilcker, as his prop
erty in a fourth floor hallroom for
three years, Mrs. Samuel H. Springer
testified in the criminal court in sup
port of her husband's charge that Mul
hall had assaulted him while interfer
ing in a Springer family jar. Judge El
liott fined Mulhall $100 and said the
lobbyist's interference was unjustifi
able. GIRL TENNIS STAR IS SLAIN
Isabell Vosbaugh, Formerly of U. of
C, Victim in Auto Crash.
Milwaukee, Dec. 5. According to a
telegram received here last night by
Frank Vosburgh, his sister, Miss Isa
bell Vosburgh, was killed in an auto
mobile accident near South Hadley,
Mass. No details were given of the
accident. Miss Vosburgh was a for
mer tennis star of the University of
Chicago, and was a member of the fac
ulty of Mount Holyoke college. Wil
liam Vosburgh, famous swimmer, of
Chicago, was her brother.
Cardinal Di Pietro Dead.
London. Dec. 5. The death of Car
dinal Di Pietro, 86, dean of the sacred
college, is anounced in a Rome dis
patch to the Central News.
British Ambassador Communi
cates Alleged Threat to the
Washington, D. C, Dec. 5. Reports
that Carranza is planning to destroy
the British owned railroad between
Vera Cruz and Mexico City have been
received by the British ambassador
The ambassador informed the state
department that Carranza had seised
at Vera Cruz British cotton consigned
to interior mills, as w ell as other ship
ments of British goods. He did not
make a specific request that this gov
ernment act, but his Information waa
given in line with the policy of com
municating all reports from Mexico