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-...1 J Jl I'l- J. "-iVTA" VH'Vr-r-jB' JURY SEES MOHR MURDER STAGED AT SCENE OF CRIME Probably cloudy) eoldir tonight. Wednesday unsettled. eonov EDIT ON I "Cironlation Books Open to A1V " Circulation Pooka Open to All." PRICE ONE CENT. Coprlfhl, 11)1(1, J Tli Vrrtm ItibllthUir Co. (The New York World). NEW YORK, TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1916. 18 PAGES PRICE ONE CENT. MM FMAL lie M V ; LONDON ANXIOUS ABOUT TRAPPED ARMY; vMRS. MOHR BALKS AT SEEING SCENE OF HUSBAND'S MURDER; 7 1 NEGROES ALSO KKP AWAY Judge Holds Court in Mud of Road While Prosecutor Gives Details of Crime. STATE OPENS ITS CASE. Widow Unmoved as She Hears Husband's Murder Called Most Cowardly Crime. (Special From a Staff Correspondent of The Evening World.) mOVIDENGi:. R. I., Jan. 11. Tho low, gray motor car In -which Dr. C. lYanldln Mohr was shot to death, its cushions and mudguard still encrust ed with his blood, was drawn up at the 'ddo of the Washington. Iloiul At Barrlngton, nlno' miles from Provi dence, this morning for the Jur jtlpuu)r la iryuw mo uociorn wnr, Rlleaheth Tiffany Mohr. and two ue- , proas for his murder to boo tho ma chine In practically the identical spot It occupied tho night of tho tragedy laat August, And on the twelvo men stood about In the muddy road Attorney General Herbert A. Itlco repeatedly called their attention to these blood stains, and how they flowed down tho left Hide of the car, down the high crested mudguard at tho left rear of the car and streaked tho gray sldo of tho body. Tho Jurymen, a stolid looking crowd, rigged out In heavy boots and rub bers, stood In silent contemplation of the scene while Sir. Itlco, with the .voice and manner of a platform lec turer, showed them exhibit after ex hibit. Hesldo tho Jurymen stood Judgo Stearns, tho presiding officer, who for the time hud moved his court to tho rainy road; Mr. Cunning, Mrs. Molir'n k (Continued on Sixth Page.) QUANTITY AND QUALITY UfncrteK.Uvicra L Paris NcwYoiuc . ' Stacttnui c cfiealalitiii c CttA Oticfuu' 4 JO Jhe Hew York World? Vow York,, W..Y Oentlratn:) VTtftkepliur in" advising you that waregratly pleated with the outeeae of out advertlacoonte which were plaoed for u In the .Oravura Gaetloa In the Sew York vorld In resent liian upon the advlao of our advertising agent? Howard 8. Haddn A you know, Frodulte Riviera are distinctly hlgh-elate and appeal particularly to people of taste, reflnanant and atani, and naturally we attempt advertising only in hlgh olatt ndlu.-j. Yt have tried aoet of the Kw York paper and the actual results froa the Orav urt Sestlon of The World have toon Mart lmedlattly apparent. and better than anything w have attaspted. Veryretpeotfully jour a, RELIEF INSIDE EXPLOSION MAY HAVE SUNK PERSIA Information in Some of the Affida vits of Survivors Points That Way. WA.S1IINT.TOX, Jan. It. Informa tlon contained In some of tho nllldlvltn taUou from tho Pernio, survivors, has caused Government experts here to consider tho possibility that the ship might havo been sunk by an Internal explosion rather than by u mlno or a submarine. No tlnal opinion has been reached. Secretary Lansing when asked about that feature of the caso after to-day's Cabinet meeting, replied that no of ficial conclusion on tho cause of tho destruction of the vessel had been' made Ho said no now -details had LtrtSHJBWelred. mo uamnct was in icssion more than two hours to-day and It was understood that tho submarine ques tion, Including the Lusltunla case, whs discussed. It Is expected tho caso will bo settled within u week. AMERICANS KILLED ' BY VILLA BANDITS victims Reported Memfcrs of a Train Party of Smelter Employees Held yp in Mexico. KL PASO, Tox., Jan. 11. Tho Amer ican Smelting and Hellnlng Company representatives hero received a telo gram from Chihuahua City to-day, stating that It was reported there that a trulnload of employees, which loft tho cupital for Cusllnilriachlc, western Chihuahua, had been held up by Villa bandits, and nil tho Amer icans killed. .MOM fUMAM,w 1 iiihx. tnwim Deceaber twenty-second 1, 9. 1 a. VARIUkSAIB RrvtSRA, FORCE HALTED WIFE LOST LOVE, SAYS SHEFFIELD Suvs She'd Cry in Bet Pray God You'll Die." iSEEKIiNG "DREAM BOY Husband's Counsel Says He'll Prove Black-Haired Youth Real. All through th divorce actions be tween Mrs. lleim Cijry Sheffield nml Justls Shctllcld, lawyer nnd cltthmnn, before Vlco Chanrellor Vivian Lewis In Jcn-ey City, Merrltt Lane, attorney for .Sheffield, has been clutching for tho long, wavy hnlr of Mrs. Shef field's "Dream Hoy." This character, described In nor books, Is sold by Mrs. Sheffield to bo n "puro Ideal with no materia! existence" Mv,jrai4dok'ione last clutch to-dur nt thoso phantom Welts by serving a, subpoena commanding Mrs. Sheffield to produce In court to-morrow tho original manuscripts of her novel, "Tho Ooldrn Hollow," "Romany Road" , nnd another In tho hand lt a pub lisher, with all corrections, marginal ' comments and explanations. He , hopes to drag a real Dream Hoy Into court with these clues. ' "Olve mo tho thren dollars that 1 I goes with t lint, please," was Sirs.. Sheffield's acid comment to the sub poena server. "I nrod tho money." A few minutes later she was eallod 1 to the stand In rebuttal. Sho launched Into a fervid recital of her opinion of Justus Shefllold. "He Is foul-mlntted and foul- mouthed:" slio cried, with gestures. Ho suspected everybody of every thing. My time means money to mo. Between writing, making vanilla ami taking photographs of children, I have had time for no men. 1 have no lovo for them. Justus Sheffield, by a faku of Ills s.ilncloun mind, convinced him self that I spent a night In our N'ew York studio with another. I went thcro to put tho studs in his dress shirt and Jay out his underclothing for a business dinner to which ho was to go next night. Xoliody was thero with mo. 1 was, to him, nothing but a vaiet." "He has again nnd again Sold me he would like to bring our Barbara up to support him on tho stage. Now! Never! Her mother can support her for tho rest of her life." Lawyer Callnghan for Mrs. Shef field offered to put up a bond for tho propor maintenance of allrbara by her mothor If the girl's custody wero awarded to her. Mrs. Sheffield had bcon much ex cited by hearing Sheffield toll how for a year beforo their separation sho sat up In bed and prayed to Ood he would soon die so that sho might lead a llfo of happiness. ".My wife's love waned when I lost my money," said Sheffield, "and I suppose her feelings worn based on my financial condition. In spite of this I was willing to go on with her for tho safco of tho children." Sheffield admbltted Hutchlna Hnp good had upbraided him for Jealousy and for Insisting on seeing tho pawn ticket for tho watch which Mrs. Shof field said sho had pawnod to get a luncheon In New York. Mr. Shcfflold admitted having In ourrod bills at Now York stores and restaurants amounting to $15,000 af ter ho was "rulnod," as ho had testt flod, In tho panlo of 1807. Q. Do you know a Mrs. Urannion? A. Yes. Q. How many times havo you ac companied her to White House, N, J.? A. Oh, I don't know. Four or five times. Q. Is she the same Mrs. Brannlon I AS MONEY WENT . ' !1JHH CjctvUmied on Second FAgo,) Latest Photograph of Widow On Trial for Husbands Murder IA.TE.4T PICTURE. O'MW KUIZ.ABCTH MOUO ...u...uaaa ua knataaaaa. WILSON GETS LETTERS OPPOSING JOHNSON President Defers Conference on New York Postmaster'liip After Deluge of Protests, WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. A delugo of letters opposing tho appointment of Joseph Johnson as Postmaster at New York reached the White Houso to-day. Thu President defuried liU confer ence with Postmaster fSeneral llurlo con on tho subject until later in the week. The Antl-Salorfn Icague, in a tele gram to President Wilson, to-day pro tested against conaldt'i-atinii of Jo seph Johnson for appointment as Postmaster of New York I'lty becauso It had been "reported In the public press" that Johnson "w.i n salo'on kecper prior to tlm "ijllct'-holdlng atuge of his political activity." Tho saloon Johnson ran w.ii under the patronago of Bishop Potter, and was an oxporlmont which 'iad tho backing of many influential church people. , EMBASSY STAFF MAIL OPENED BY CENSOR But British Have Not Vet Pried Into American Official Pouches. LONDON, Jan. 11. Letters from tho United States addrebstd to mom bow of tho American Embassy ntaff, as well as letters to tho staff of tho consulate, havo boen opened by tho British censor. While no definite action has yet been taken, it Is understood that Washington will be Informed and that envelopes which havu been openod will be submitted In evidence. The censorship has not touched tho official embassy and congulato mall pouches. SUFFRAGE RESOLUTION INTRODUCED IN ALBANY If Two Legislature Agree Voters Ma, Get a Chance tu Decide Again in 19 17. ALBANY, Jan. 11. Resolutions In tended to provide, for the submission of tho Woman Suffrogo question to tho voters In New York State In No- vombor, 1917, wero Introduced lu tho Loglolaturo last night. Tho resolution must bo adopted by two Legislatures beforo It can be sub mitted to the voters. ; GERMANY AGAIN CUTS USE OFBREAUND CORN Measures to Prevent Extravagance Re-establislieJ by Berlin Go eminent. BERLIN (via wireless to Sayvlllo), Jun. 11. Careful use of bread and corn stocks Is necessary, the Govern ment announced In an official pro clamation Issued to-day warning tho peopto against food extravagance Statistics miido publlo on Nov. 16 showed thcro wero sufficient bread nnd corn stocks In Germany," said tho official statement, "but slnco tho Government Increased thn rato of dis tribution nt the beginning ot tno BC ond year of thn war tho Impression nroso that stocks wero superabun dant. "Many nre now only provided with sufficient stocks and thoroforo caro ful uso of stocks Is necessary. Tho Government thuroforo nbollHhoti tho distribution order of last August and re-establishes tho original plan ot dis tribution, whllo maintaining, however, sufficient bread rutloiis for hurd work ing people" PHANTOM NEWSPAPER DISTURBS GERMANS Issued at Several Places By Uni dentified liditor, for Whom Reward Is Offered. AMSTHRD.VJI, Jan. ll.-Ocn. von Blsslng, Gorman Governor Gcnoral of Belgium, haa offered a rowan! of 11,000 for tho nrrest of tho phantom editor of tho phantom Belgian nowH papor La Llbrn Belglquo. Bomotlmcs It Is circulated myrter lously from Antwerp, sometimes from Brussels, ami it always attacks tho Germans. Tho latest lssuo acousod von Blsslng of helping burn and pil lage tho Imperial Chateau of St. Cloud In France, In the war of 1S70. JUSTICE HUGHES DENIES SLAYER SCHMIDT'S PLEA WASHINGTON. Jan. ll.-Justlro Hughes of tho Supremo Court to-day denied application by attorneys for Hans Schmidt, convlotod Now York slayer, for a writ of error for the purpose of having his coo rovlowed. This means Schmidt will bo exe cuted, unless Gov. Whitman Inter feres, Schmidt Is under sontence to be electrocuted Friday at Sing Sing Prison for th murder of Anna An- 20 MILES AWAY S 'protection for wounded minis AND BAD WEATHER DELAY i Brooklyn Prosecutor Declares Convict Was at Albany Unguarded. lost prom i ns keeper. Cassidy, Fellow-Prisoner, Also Reported at Home for Thanksgiving. At thn offico of District Attorney Crop'' in Brooklyn to-duy nn at tendant handed out 'ypowrltten copies of a statement cliurgliig that Wllll.im Wlllett Jr. and Joseph Cas sldy had beon allowed to wander nt largo unattended while supposed to be serving prison sentences. Doth men are nearlug tho end of the shortor term of Indeterminate sen tent rf for bartering a Supremo Court nomination In Qurons County. They wero transferred to Great Meadow prison from Sing Sing when the Osborne. Riley controversy over the prMan administration began. Deputy District Attorney Kgglnton appeared beforo Justice Whltmyer at Highland Falls, Washington County, yesterday on bolmlf of District At torney Cropst-y to auk for un Injunc tion picventlng the Parole Board from releasing Wlllett and Cassldy unless thoy paid the 1,000 lino which wore part of their penalties, A temporary Injunction until Jan. :2 was granted pendlug an examination of hrlefH, The statemunt issued from tho Dis trict Atturney'M office follows: "David A. Sullivan, former Presi dent ot tho Union Bunk In Brooklyn, Is not tho only prisoner supposed to bo confined In u Stnto prison who was permitted to go ut largo nml un attended, "It will bo remembered that when District Attorney Cropsiy, something over a year iigo, was Inquiring into tho acts of Sullivan h learned that Sullivan was permitted to go freo without guard or attendant In Yon kors, In New York City nnd elso whero, although all tho tlmo ho was supposed to be confined under his sentence. "It will be recalled how one night Sullivan went up to a polios officer In the city of Yonkers and asked him If he had seen a guard or the Wardan from tho prison. Sullivan at that tlmo was alone and evidently could not find his 'keepor' and was wultlng for him to be taken back to Sing Sing.' "It how Just been rovcalrd that William Wlllett Jr. and Joseph Cas sidy havo both been enjoying tho samo privileges. It has bcon known that Wlllett was aiding tho District Attorney of Westchester County In thn Investigation of conditions at Sing Sing Prison and that ho was pro mi tn ably bolng kept at tho Jail In White Plains so ui to be available. "It has Just been learned, however, that tills is not so. Ho waH seen in Albany yesterday absolutely unat attended. Inquiry of the warden of the Jail at White Plains revealed that ho had left thero tho day before (Sun day) with a keoper from the Great Meadow State Prison to be returned thnro. "Inquiry of Warden Homer at tlx Groat .Meadow P-!m made I.ut night elicited tho information thut William Wlllett Jr. had not returned to that Institution. "If tho matter were not too mtious It would bo ensy to find humor in the situation and even mora humorous was the explanation of the Warden (Continued on flecond Pate ) Fcr swiruhlss 61 In rrtpD, cc tort Uiroit, ' MARCH AGAINST THE TURKS IN ot bince biegfe of British Army Been in Such Dan ger as That of the One Now Shut Up at Kut-El-Amara. FEAR THAT HUNGER MAY -CAUSE IT TO SURRENDER LONDON, Jan. 11. The British force in Mesopotamia under Gen. Aylmer, proceeding up the Hurts to the relief of Kut-El-Amara, is still , halted at Sheik Saad, some 20 miles from KuUil-Amara, according to the hlest advices received by the Government. The halt is. due to weather conditions and the necessity of removing the wounded by river. This announcement was made in the House of Commons this after noon by J. Austen Chamberlain, Secretary for India. Hriti?h cavalry forces have located the Turks six miles to the east ward of Lul-lil-Amani, Mr. Chamberlain added. This Is (he position trom which the Turks were originally driven by Gen. Townshend In ttw Battle of Kut-El-Amara. Whether the force jliut tip hi the besieged town is 10,000 or 40,000 is a matter of doubt. Turkish reports yesterday said 10,000 men had been cut off. London fears that Gen. Townshcnd's entire army of 10,000 is in Kut-el-Amara, surrounded by a force of Ttuks that far out numbers them. There is fear also that these troops may be forced by hunger to surrender' before the relieving army can reach them. The army of relief must fight its way eastward through a Turkish force believed to outnumber it two to one. No news of the fate of the Kut-el-Amara garrison has reached London since tlic arrival of official despatches covering Saturday mgnt's 13 LIVES ARE LOST Twenty-Four Others Rescued From the Clan MacFarlane, Says London Report. LONDON. Jan. 11. The British steniner Cltui MacFarlane has beon sunk by a submarine, It was an nounced this afternoon. Thn Clan MneFurluno was sent to the bottom Dec. 30, SIk officers and eighteen Lascars have beon landed at Malta. Thirteen Lascars died In the lifeboats. The Clan MacFarlano left Liverpool on Doc. 10 for Bombay. Tho latest marine registers contain no further records of her movements. She was 400 feet lour. 80 feet beam and foot In depth. Shn was built lu Sunder land lit 1WI and was owned by Gay scr, Irvlno and Conipanj, Limited, of Glasgow HUERTA GROWING WEAKER. Ilni-liir IU-"irlN Turincr M.'tlrtin Dli'lHtur rn-x-il ll,'lli'i MkIiI III. I'AK". Tn . Jan. II 'Ion. Vk loilinn lltnrU pa."ieit u reitli' night nnd l glowing weahoi, hi phymrlnn reported tO'dny SAILING TO-DAY. Berwind, Aroolbo 12 M, Lenspe, Jacksonville I P.M. Purui, Rid Janeiro ,. 3 P, M, SUBMARINE IKS BIG BRITISH SHIP T- -Ladvsmith Has a lighting. "V Not lnrr thm llnor. ..-j-j "in "I. I ITU Li U DU n British forco at Lady smith has British nrmy faced a similar peril. For thst reason news ot tho program of tho rollef expedition Is being nwaltrd with the greatest anxiety, U not nlurm. Though details are almost com pletely luoklng, it Is believed here that tho Turks encircled the BrrtVsh right at ICut-el-Amaro, throwing strong forco between the garrison and tho River Tigris. ConstaaUnoplo re ported such an enveloping movement In progress a week ago. If this U truo, the rellof expedition must fight Its way oastward through this force to nuvu tho gurrlsou from capture. India 011 co officials to-day viewed tho situation hopefully. Kut-el-Amara, they believe, Is provisioned, sufficiently to withstand a long alege, having beon used as a baso for'tlie campaign against Bagdad. Tho town lUolf Is welt fortified. Dofonees were first built by the Turks, who Intended that Kut-el-Atuura's fortifications should cheok tho British advance into Mesopota mia. Tho British Improved then works when they took the town. THREE DIE IN FIRE, SIX OTHERS INJURED j iciims Trapped in Blazing Rooming ; House in Schenectady Some Jump From W indows. SCHKNKCTADV. X. Y Jan. 11. Thrco persons wero killed nnd six others injured In . flro in a rooming houso in tho heart of tho city to-day. The death are Mr. and Mrs. Jamei Shormau of East Greenfield, Saratoga County, each about seventy-five years of age, and an unidentified young wo-, man whose lns name wan thought, to be Walker. V'? .'1 ynulltr.