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12 PAGES READ IT r CVERTBOOY 1 DAT.PC LAM N EEDS I T LAST IEDITION. THE PEACE TERMS Balkan Allies Demand Surren der of Adrianople. Also Eracnation Eastern En rope and Big War Indemnity. GREECE WANTS AEGEAN ISLES Conferees of Allies and Turkey Meet Today in London. Allies Will Grant Amnesty to Mussulmans in Territory. London, Dec 16. The delegates of Bulgaria, Servia, Montenegro and Greece assembled today in the picture gallery of St. James palace to meet the Turkish delegates In the momentous conference which is to settle the ques tion whether there is to be peace or a the war in the Balkans. The plenipotentiaries were welcomed by Sir Edward Grey, tne .tsriiisn iuiiBu minister. His address was brief but full of sympathy and good wishes for the success of the gathering. The principal conditions of peace demanded by the allies comprise the immediate surrender or me xui fortresses of Scutari. Adrianople. and Jantna whose garrisons will be grant ed full military honors, the evacua tion of eastern Europe by Turkey as far as East Tchatalja to a line to be delimited on the spot: tne cession i Greece of all the Aegean islands: the annexation of Crete to Greece and the pavment bv Turkey or a war inueiii nity and of the expenses incurred by the allies on account of tne rurKisn. The allies in return are to grant complete amnesty to the Mussulman population in the territories they ,r,,r fnr nnv Acts of hostility during the war; the return of all prisoners; the recognition of the epirtual sovereignty of the si'ltan over uttomans uecumms subjects of the Balkan states, and the free administration by the Mussul mans of their pious foundations in the Balkan. ditions has now Deen oririeri th taking over by the Balkan .tit. nf that uart of the Ottoman ..,,kHn rtoHt nnrresDondinsr to the ter ritories which they annex unless the powers controlling tne woman ueu.. allow them to deduct that part from the war indemnity imposed upon Tur key, which would thus remain the only debtor. . Tho wire delegations adjourneo immediately after luncheon until to morrow. .... . , It has been arranged that the chair nhu k tnicAn alternately by the del egates representing the five nation concerned and tnis is to uo uuno alphabetically. Bulgaria will thus be firt und Turkey last. "His majesty the king desires me to convey to you his welcome and to ex press his best wishes for the success of your labors, saiu oir in his address of welcome. "It is mv agreeable duty to welcome you on behalf of His majesty's government and to say with what Treasure your regarded in this country His majesty the king, being anxious to facilitate your tasK in every way, placed these rooms in St. James palace at your disposal. I trust you will find them suitable and at the same time I assure you that His majesty's gov ernment will do all in Its power to pro mote your convenience. "Vnn will I Delieve una in uui countrv an atmosphere of calm and impartiality tnai wui m '"'"'"" your negotiations and within these rooms which you occupy, you will be reallv on neutral ground where there win be no politics except your own. "There are difficulties in all negotia tions for peace, after a war I will not attempt to estimate what they may be in vour case. They have been no doubt the subject of full instructions to each set of delegates from their re spective governments; but there can be no nobler task than to overcome these difficulties and to accomplish peace as a result of your own efforts and your own work In this way, you will lay f?undlo. on which I trust will be tinilt by true wisdom and statesman ship the prosperity, moral economic 'and 'national of your respective coun tries Without that statesmanship the gains of war are of little or no worth to future generations. With that states manship, the losses of war can be re paired and bitterness mergea in realization of the blessings of peace. "I will say no more except to wisn vou success in your task and to as sure you that you have the good will of every one in the object for which you have assembled here and that by accomplishing peace you will secure the respect of the whole of Europe." The chief of each delegation cor dially acknowledged the welcome and sentiments expressed by Sir Edward Grey who was unanimously elected to the honorary presidency of the con ference. The British foreign secretary then loft the gallery and the plenipotentiar ies set about the task of arranging the questions of the chairmanship, the procedure, the language, etc., of the conference. Considering its historic character, the conclave attracted re markable little public attention. Some hundreds of reporters and photogra phers and a few of the general public gathered ir. the vicinity of St. James palace. Otherwise nothing beyond the extra squads of policemen indicated anything out of the common. Rigor ous precautions have been taken to prevent the near approach of strangers to the quadrangle of the palace. A strong force of police has been sta tioned about the ancient archway and will remain on duty during the confer ence. The Turkish plenipotentiaries were the first to arrive. They were followed at brief intervals by the Ser vians, Montenegrins and Bulgarians. All these arrived in plebeian taxicabs. the Greeks alone rose to the level of a private automobile. The negotiattors sat for nearly an hour and a half and then adjourned for lunch, which was served in a room adjoining the con ference chamber. The delegates of the Balkan states before entering the conference cham ber declared that within this week MONDAY EVENCNG. either Turkey will find a way to sur render Adrianople or the war will be resumed. They believe that Turkey will yield unless she is impelled to re sistance by Austrian and German sup port. REID IS DEAD U. S. Ambassador to England Died in London. Asthma Attack Followed Bron chitis His Great Career. Washing-ton, Dec. 16. President Taft today announced through Kecre tary Hillcs that the post of anions sador to Great Britain made vacant by the death of AVhitelaw Keid will not be filled by liim. This announcement followed a conference between the president and Secretary Knox. London, Dec. 16. Whitelaw Reid American ambassador to Great Britain since 1905, died at his London res dence, Dorchester House. The end was quiet and peaceful. Mrs. Reid and their daughter, Mrs. John Hu bert Ward, were at the bedside. W hitelaw Reid. American Ambassador to Kngland Since 1905. Who Is Dead ironi a Pulmonary Affliction. The ambassador had been uncon scious since 9 o'clock in the morning, and at intervals in the previous twenty-four hours he had been slightly delirious as a result of the drugs ad ministered to induce sleep. Two weeks ago he had a slight bronchial attack, which grew worse until asth ma developed Wednesday,, followed by extreme exhaustion. (Continued on Page Two.) OPEN HOSTILITIES Reports Indicate a Battle Be tween Sheriff and Insurgents When Sheriff Attempts to Carry Out Court Order at Jay. Oklahoma City, Ok., Dec. 16. Accord ing to a dispatch received here hostili ties between Sheriff "Bud" Thomason and his force of 30 men and residents of the town of old Jay, who have ta ken possession of the court house at that point in an effort to prevent the removal of county records to the rival town of new Jay, began iast night. Thomason and his men, according to the courier who brought the informa tion to the town of Grove, marched into old Jay late last night and open ed fire on the court house but were forced to retire under fire of the be sieged partisans. So far , as can be learned the first brush was bloodless. The sheriff, it is said, has established a position a quarter of a mile from the town. Wire communication with the towr of Jay is interrupted. Grove is 20 miles from the scene of the reported conflict. The sheriff is endeavoring to en force an order of the district court which provides for the removal of the Delaware county seat from the town of old Jay. recently established town- site, to new Jay. tqdayWcqngIss. Senate Takes Up the Kenyon Liquor Traffic Bill. Washington, Dec. 16. Senate con vened at 11 a. m. Adopted plan desig nating Senators Gallinger and Bacon acting alternately fortnightly as presi dent pro tern. Chairman Clapp of cam paign contributions committee an nounced W. R. Hearst would be first witness when committee resumed its hearing Tuesday. Began consideration of Sheppard Kenyon liquor traffic bill. Court of impeachment resumed trial of Judge Archbald at 1:30 p. m. House convened at noon. Considered miscellaneous bills on unanimous con sent calendar. Representative Deforest introduced joint resolution proposing amendment to make terms of Congress men four years. Representative Berger introduced resolution providing the government condemn and buy the New York, Haven and Hartford railway properties. OIL IS ADVANCING. Midcontinent Crude Price Raised Two Cents Today. Independence, Dec. 16. Midcontinental crude oil was advance! 2 cents to cer.ts a barrel by the Prairie Oil and Gas com pany today. Other agencies met the ad vance. The price has advanced 3D cents In a year. if. "a J J " ' " f TOPKKA. WILSONJS HOME President-Elect Back in If. Y. From Bermudas. Not a Word About National Politics. WILL CONSIDER J. AFFAIRS Brings Back His Message to the State Legislature. No Appointment Yet, Not Even Private Secretary. New York, Dec. 16. President-elect Wilson returned today from his vaca tion trip to Bermuda. The steamship Bermudian which carried him and his party docked here a few minutes after 8 a. m. Not an announcement as to politics nor anything else did the governor have to make on his arrival. "I am going to devote myself to New Jersey affairs," he said. After a few hours in New York he planned to go direct to his home in Princeton, so as to be on hand at the state house in Trenton early tomorrow for the regular budget of state business. The president-elect brought with him his annual message to the New Jersey legislature, which meets on January 1. It embodies every plank in the Democrat state platform. New Jersey is just now paramount in the governor's mind and it is quite likely that until he is able to complete his program of progressive legislation, he will not only continue in office as gov ernor but will not take up many of the preliminary tasks of office-filling with respect to his presidential admin istration. As to appointments Gover nor Wilson admits that while selec tions have been running through his head, he has not decided on any post of importance and has not even chosen a private secretary. The fog was just lifting when the Bermudian docked and it was much too early for a crowd to gather, but a handful of friends were at the pier, among them the governors secretary, Joseph P. Tum ulty and a reception committee headed by Dudley Field Malone, who accom panied Miss Margaret Wilson. The other daughters, the Misses Eleanor and Jessie, took the Bermuda trip with their father and mother. Mrs. Wilson and the girls will remain in New York at attend the banquet of the Southern society tomorrow night when Mr. Wil son will make his flrst public speech since his election. To do so, he will return to New York from Trenton late tomorrow afternoon... During; the trip up from Bermuda, the ocean was smooth. Not since Mr. Wilson ' was en route to Bermuda, four weeks ago, had there been such a calm, hence the president-elect acquired with the sail ors, a reputation for luck. Not only did the Bermudian exceed all her past records for the northbound voyage, but with the exception of half hour just outside the Bermuda reefs, when the ship pitched into a heavy land swell there was hardly a wave to disturb her. A Guard for the Virginia Trip. Washington, Dec. 16. President elect Woodrow Wilson will have an escort of Washington police headed by Superintendent Richard Sylvester when he goes to Staunton, Va., De cember 28 to celebrate his natal day at nis birthplace. Staunton has raised a $10,000 fund with which to properly celebrate the occasion, $2,000 having been appro priated by the city council.' Mayor Hampton H. Waite asked the aid of the Washington authorities in safeguarding the president-elect and Major Sylvester will take a detail of fifteen men. FOR THE KANSAS, DECEMBER, LABOR'S PROTEST it Took Shape of Gigantic Strike in France. Entire Working Population . Lays Down Tools. JUST TO SHOW STRENGTH And to Emphasize Stand Against Proposed War. The Day Promised to Pass Without Disturbance. Paris, Dec. 16.- A general strike of the whole of the working population of France ordered to be carried out today by the general federation of labor as a protest against war was partially successful. It was understood that all workmen were to throw down their tools for one day only in order to show the strength of the laboring classes and to demonstrate their power of paralyzing the government in the event of a declaration of war. In Paris itself, the men appear to have executed the order to strike in a great many instances. Few cabs or other vehicles were on the streets, while many factories were closed and the whole of the men connected with the building trades ceased work for the day. Twenty mass meeings were organ ized to be held in Paris and the suburbs this afternoon and numerous others in different parts of the provinces. The authorities took extensive meas ures of precaution for the main tenance of order, but tranquillity pre vailed everywhere and the day prom ised to pass without disturbance. MOTHER OF GIANTS a. Mrs. Rebecca Clegg Gare Kan sas Its Tallest Man. Woman and Husband Small Sons Are Big. Wichita. Kan.. Dec. 16. A ft for six months with dropsy, Mrs. Rebecca Clegg, aged 78 years, wife of William Clegg, died at her residence, seven miles northeast of Derby. Mrs. Clegg was one of the oldest settlers in Sederwick emintv and the mother of the tallest man in Sedgwick county. Mrs. Clegg was small, as is also her husband. All their children are exceptionally tall. Ed Clegg, one of th eltvlnjj eons, is 6 feet 10 inches tn height. ,s Mrs.' Clegg came to Sedgwick county with her husband and family in 1872 from Illinois. They made the trip overland, Mrs. Clegg and daughters driving their covered waeon and the rather and sons driving the live stock behind the wagon. They purchased prairie land and used cattle in breaking up a big part of it. The grasshoppers nearly cleaned them out, but being of hardy pioneer stock they survived and are now considered well-to-d5 farmers. Mr. Clegg. two daughters, Mrs. C. A. Morrison and Mrs. S. E. purdy, and two sons, Ed and George Clegg, survive Mrs. Clegg. There are two deceased sons, one of whom was claimed to have been the tallest man in the world. He was 7 feet 10 inches high. He was accidentally kill ed by a gunshot, while crawling through a barbed wire fence. Wooster Oil X'p 10 Cents. Findlay, O., Dec. 16. The Ohio Oil company today increased the price of Wooster Oil ten cents per barrel, mak ing it now $1.53. North and South Lima Indiana and Illinois light and heavy and Princeton were each ad vanced 3 cents per barrel. Dec. 16. Fair tonight and Tuesday. Weather Forecast for Kansas. LITTLE BOY WHO DIED J.6, 1912 MONDAY EVENING. UNCLE SAM LOSES The U. S. Supreme Court De cides Against GoTernment In the Suit Against the Anthra cite Railroad. THE COMBINE IS NOT A TRUST Wins a Victory on One Phase of the Case. The 65 Per Cent Contract Is in Violation of the Law. Washington, Dec. 16. The govern ment today lost its fight before the supreme court of the United States to have the anthracite carrying railroads and their affiliated coal companies de clared to be in a general combination in violation of the anti-trust law. It won a victory in getting the court to strike down the 65 per cent con tracts whereby the "railroad com pany" buy the output of independent mines. Justice Lurton in announcing the opinion said these contracts were plainly In violation of the law. The court also held that the rail ways had violated the law by attempt ing to shut out of the anthracite re gion a competitive road through their control of the Temple Iron company. As to minor combinations of railways and coal companies charged to be violating the law, the court dismissed the action without prejudice to future suits, because it held it not fair to re quire those groups to make a defense in an action primarily against a "gen eral combination." The government suit charged that the principal anthracite carrying rail roads and their affiliated coal com panies have entered into general com bination to end competition in the transportation and sale of anthracite. Several groups of the defendants were further charged with smaller combin ations for the same purpose. The so called 65 per cent contracts were agreements whereby the railroad coal companies were to buy the output of independent operators at 65 per cent of the price of coal at tidewater. Jus tices Day, Hughes and Pitney took no part in the decision. There were no dissenting opinions. NAGEL MAKES REPORT Commerce and Labor Secretary on Regulation of Big Business. Washington, Dec. 16. In his report to congress Secretary Charles Nagel of the commerce and labor department made the following recommendations Powers of the proposed commission to regulate big business should be well de fined and restricted. Opposes giving such commission au thority similar to that of interstate commerce commission. It should not be empowered to fix prices. Self-regulation of business, to great est extent consistent with public wel fare, should be guiding principle of legislation. Corporations should be compelled to make automatic reports regarding- capi talization, business, profits, controlling interests, etc. Bureau of corporations should assist federal courts in reorganizing concerns dissolved under Sherman anti-trust law. Approves an international conference to secure greater safety of life at sea, and raises question whether United States government should take over all seacoast wireless stations. Suggests creation of board of arbi tration to settle railroad labor disoutes. During fiscal year 1912, 838,172 immi grants admitted; 70,000 aliens natural ized. Recommends repeal of law for 5-year closed sealing season in Alaska. IT IS DIULSBERG He Gets Wiley's Place Head Pure Food Department. An Authority on Biological Phases of Chemists. Washington, Dec. 16. President Taft today directed Secretary Wilson to ap point Dr. Carl Alsberg, a chemist in the agricultural department chief of the bureau of chemistry to succeed Dr. Harvey W. Wiley. Dr. Alsberg has an international rep utation as an authority on the biologi cal phases of chemistry. He has been chairman of tie new blo-chemical sec tion of physiological chemistry of the international congress of arts and sciences at the St. Louis exposition and his publications in the field of bio chemistry. ALLENMAYESGAPE Claim Hillsville Outlaw Must Serve Prison Sentence Before His Sentence to Be Electrocuted Can Take Effect. Richmond, "Va,, Dec. 16. That Claud Allen cannot legally be sen tenced to electrocution until after he has completed his prison sentence of fifteen years, first imposed upon him for the murder of Judge Massie in the Hillsville court massacre last spring, is thj opinion of his counsel They are preparing to petition the Virginia su preme . court for a rehearing of his case. This position is based on the old common law principle that a man convicted of two crimes cannot be sentenced for the second for which he is tried until he has completed the nrst penalty. MAKE A BIG HAUL Robbers Get $10,000 in Goods From Heart of Kansas City. Saw Through Ceiling of Fur Establishment to Secure Loot. Kansas City, Dec. 16. Burglars made a $10,000 haul when they sawed their way thropgh the ceiling of a fur es tablishment at 224 East Eleventh street, in the heart of Kansas City's shopping district. TW theft was discovered late Sunday and occurred after the store was closed Saturday night. A score of high priced fur sets were on the list of missing goods given to the police by H. J. Wilde, the proprietor. The burglars began operation by rent ing an, office room directly over the store. FISHER'S REPORT. Secretary Interior Urges Conservation of Water Power. Washington, Dec. 16. A definite and comprehensive water power policy for streams upon the public domain and navigable streams not on the public domain, is urged by the secre tary of the interior, Walter L. Fisher, as the most important subject pending before congress and the country, in his annual report submitted to Presi dent Taft. Other legislation which Secretary Fisher recommends as important to the welfare of the country embodies an enlarged application of the leasing principle as applied to tne puonc ao- main in general; a comprenensive leasing law for coal, oil and mineral lands: and laws providing for the classification of public lands according to their respective characteristic and appropriate uses and administration in accordance therewith. Secretary Fisher also declares in favor of legis lation for the development of ' the transportation facilities and the coal lands of Alaska, and-- for the with drawal from entray of public lands in the west needed to conserve the water supply at the sources of streams. He recommends the retirement and pen sioning of the civil employees of the government. Most of his recommenda tions are in renewals. The following are the more important of Fisher's recommendations : Adoption of comprehensive water power policy lor an streams in tne United States. Comprehensive classification of public lands, and administration in cordance tnerewitn. Enlarged application of leasing principle to the public domain gener ally. Amendment to mining law giving prospector exclusive right for a term of years of possession and prospecting within limited area. Legislation for development of transportation facilities and coal lands of Alaska. Comprehensive leasing law for coal, oil and other mineral lands. Withdrawal from entry of public lands in west to protect headwaters of streams. Legislation for retirement and pen sioning of civil employees of the gov ernment. Paid Rural Carriers $163,311. The following statement was made by Postmaster A. K. Rodgers this morn ing: "I have the honor to report that from a total of 1.815 carriers in Kan sas performing rural service, I have paid them all a total of $163,311.47 for services during November, 1912. Six teen carriers failed to perform services a total of 17 days, for which deductions were made from their pay aggregating J54.52." br Mnbon mt TWO CENTS On tnlM mmt MmUgdi FIVE CENTS V0MEN THERE They Inrade Capitol at Wash ington Today. Want Congress to Pass the Kenyon-Shepard Bill. STOPS INTERSTATE SHIPMENTS Of Liquor From Wet to the Dry States. Suffragettes March From JJ. Y, to Albany With Petition. Washington, Deo. 1 . The cor ridors of the capltol and the lobbies of tho office buildings In both the, senate and house today had the ap pearance of the headquarters of an equal suffrage convention. Women adorned with white ribbons were out in force filled with business and dash ing from office to office and from committee room to committee room. They were members of the national conference of W. C. T. U. In session here to urge consideration of the Kenyon-Shepard bill prohibiting the shipment of Intoxicating drinks lnte "dry states. Long before the senate met at It o'clock the galleries were crowded. The senate had planned to take np consideration of the measure today. Before the meeting hour the Individual delegates had conferred with, both, senators and representatives in efforts to impress upon each the views of the people back home." Senator Kenyon hopes to get action on the legislation before congress adjourns for th Christmas recess. The conference delegates, which in clude Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stevens, the national president: Mrs. Ann B. Gor don, national vice president, and Mrs. Howard N. Hoge, national secretary, B.ll discuss the situation in mass meetings this afternoon and tonight. New York. Deo. 16 "trirt i- all right for our bruises small, "But nothing will cure us but votes for all." v Thus sang twentv-flve xiiff -nirrf. today as they started on their 140 mile walk to Albany to deliver to Governor Sulzer on his inauguration day a mes sage for the cause of woman suffrage. Clad in sweaters, mackinaws, short skirts and high boots and headed hv a woman beating a martial tatoo on a Biiare arum, tne marchers left Van Cortlandt park on the ouskirts of the city shortly after 9 o'clock. Sympa thizers of both sexes were on hand and cheered lustily when the leader of lUD pilgrimage, miss Rosalie Jones "General JoneS." StM Rh Iia ru 1 lul Kr her fellow suffragettes gave the or der "Forward march." The Sun was stmilinir hpfirlitlw . .1 the air was crisp but not too cold, but come sleet or storm or blizzard, the women were under vow to carry the scrolled message on foot the en tire distance. Each woman has a knapsack inscribed with fhe words, "Votes for Wo men." n nrl f nntu i In v suffragette literature which will scattered through every town and vil- i&ge on tne way. Walking leisurely,, the pilgrims ex pected to reach Yonkera. th fit -t on the fourteen day itinerary, nhort lu be fore noon. There in r:t Mrs. Jesse Hardy Stubbs of Chicago will speak for the "cause." The route then leads to Irvington. where tonight a suffrage meeting will be held under the auspices of local organizers. It had been predicted that a hundred women at least would un dertake the journey, but as the Itiner ary calls for Christmas day on the road many decided to stay at home LOST IN THE SEA Kearny, a Kansas Aviator, Drowned in Pacific. Was Trying to Fly From Angeles to Frisco. Los San Francisco, Dec. Id Eighteen months was the span 'of life allotted to Horace Kearny as an aviator. Born in Kansas, 26 years ago, Kearny was claimed by the coast, where he did most of his work. Kearny flew at Los Angeles and Odk land meets and in a tour of 105 du flew every day but one without an acci dent. At Lincoln, III., his engine stoppt-d. His father and mother, Mr. anj Mrs. J. A. Kearny, and a brother, Archie Kearny, live in Kansas City. He was engaged to Mi.s Loulre Mc pherson, of Madlsonvllle. Ky., and named his hydro-aeroplane "Snookums," after his pet name for his fiancee. Los Angeles, Dec. 16. Horace Kear.iv. the young Kansas City aviator, who tried to master land and sea In a hydro-aeroplane flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, lost his fight with the ele ments and withi his passenger, Chentfr Lawrence, a Los Angeles newspaper man, almost certainly was drowned in the angry surges of the Pacific ocean. A pontoon of the hydro-aeroplane "Snookums" was picked up by a motor boat off Redontlo beach and towed ino Santa Monica by a party of fishermen, and three hours' continuous search for Kearny and Lawrence have been without result, except that Glenn H. Martin, a fellow aviator, nearly met Kearny's fate while attempting to alight on the waves off Point Magu, where he was seeking the missing young men. With every yard of the rough Mallbu coast already examined and the ocean's surface scrutinized! It seems certain that those who saw the "Snookums" swing out to sea an hour after starting,- had a last glimpse of Kearny and Lawrence. Only One Hone. Los Angeles, Dee. 16. Only the faint hope that they might have been picked up by an outward hound ves sel not equipped with wireless, is en tertained by friends of Aviator Hor ace Kearny and his passenger, Ches ter Lawrence, automobile editor of a local newspaper who are believed t have lost their lives Saturday whil attempting a hydro-aeroplane flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco. The entire coast from Point Firmii to Ventura has been covered b searchers hoping to find some trace ot I the missing men.