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Dr. Mohr's Murder Described by Girl Shot With Him
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CALL IN CONGRESS FOR PROMPT ACTION
ON KILLING OF AMERICANS IN MEXICO
MISS BURGER OfUHE STAND
TELLS HOW MOHR WAS SLAIN ;
SHE ME! DOCTOR EVERY DAY
Unabashed as She Is Forced to
Reveal Secrets of Friend-v-
ship for Physician.
AVOIDS WIDOW'S GAZB.
Tried to Save Her Compan
ion's Life Although She Was
Herself Wounded.
(Special from Staff Corrtipondent
of The Evenlno World.)
PROVIDENCE, It. I.. Jan. 12. The
frank admissions of Mlsa Emily Q
Burgor at bar Intimate relationship
with Dr. CsEfakltoMobraWj5f ftla
almost dally visits to her home,
proved to-day tho drat of the heralded
sensations In the trial of Mrs. Molir
and her alleged negro co-consplra-tors
for tho murdor of hor husband
last August.
Miss Ilurgcr wan In the motor car
xlth the dootor when ho was shot to
4eath. She wns shot twice and fur a
time was thought to havo been mor
tally wounded. It wns Sirs. Mohr'H
thief counsel, Arthur Cunning, who
pried Insistently Into her llfo and
Into every nook and cranny of her
friendship, even going so far as to
isk her for an enumeration of tho
places sho had visited with Dr. Mohr
beforo sho becamo the housckecpur
of his expensive Newport home.
Dt'puty Attorney CJoner.il Rico
(ought to silence Mr. Cushlng's ques
tioning. The prosecution waH deter
mined to leave nothing undone to
keep the physician's relations with
Miss Hurgcr from becoming part of
thn record, Hut Judgo Stearns per
mitted the Inquisition to proceed, re
minding the State's Attornoy that ho
had opened the door for just this
think by tho opening address, in
which the prosecution dwelt at length
upon Jealousy as one of tho moving
factors in the slaying of Dr. Mohr.
Miss llurger, who is pretty and
mart looking and possessed of a
rich contralto voice, wns apparently
not reluctant to mako answer, even
lo Mr. Cushlng's most searching
questions. Uut her breast rose and
fell rapidly under her closely but
toned velour coat and sho constantly
vetted her Hps uu she testified. It
tndy have been that she wished to
appear anything but 111 at ease with
Airs. Mohr facing her about twenty
fact away.
At no tlmo did she give more than
a. passing glanco at tho doctor's wid
ow, but Mrs. Mohr now and then
tared at her with unblinking fix
ity. It was tho first tlmo these two
.(Continued on Second Pago,)
"They Turn Enterprises
Into Ready Cash!
If you hive a shop, store, market, ho
tel, restaurant, &c, you would like to
tell or exchange, It is not necessary to
ccek the assistance of friends or ac
quaintances, who often fall one in the
hour of extremity.
World Ads. work out .uch business
problems on a strictly business basis.
1,004
WORLD "BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY"
ADS. LAST WEEK.
XT'il Mora Than A 1. 1, (be (I OTIIl'.lt
Kaw Tork Mornlnr and Hunilar Neip.
miirii 'rnriKTiiKiit
vwa . ' .
Why Waste Unnecessary
Tim LwHing Ulsiwhaei
DR. MOHR'S HOUSEKEEPER
WHO TELLS ON STAND OF
MURDER SHE WITNESSED
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I MI8S EMILY BURGER.
WILSON FIXES A DATE
FOR AIDING THE JEWS
Names Jan. 27 as Day for Mak'
tag Contributions to Relieve
War Zone Victims.
WASIIINOTOX. Jan. 12. in ie.
sponse to a Senate resolution asking
him to set aslda a day upon which
the American people might contribute
to relieve the sufferings of millions of
Jews In the war zone of Europe, Pres
ident Wllsnn to. day n, lined Jan, 27.
Contributions, the 1'rcsldciu s.ud,
may be addressed to the American
Ued Cross, Washington, D. C, which
will care for their proper dlstribu.
tlon.
ARMED LINER REFUSED
CLEARANCE FROMPORT
?
Custom House Holds Up Sailing of
Giuseppe Verdi fending Ruling
on Mounted Gun.
Clearance papers were refused tlio
steamship Gluscppo Verdi of the Ital
ian Una at tho L'nltod States Custom
House to-day. The vessel was sched
uled to sail at 3 o'clock for Italian
ports, but pending word from Wash
ington she will havo to remain nt h.er
plor. i
Tho Olusoppo Verdi arrived In port
last week with two three-lnch guns
mounted nstorn. It wrfs explained
that tlm guns woie for protection
against suhnflirlnes
Collector Malouo thought tho mount
ing of guns was in violation of Hie
neutrality Inws anil naked tho Herm
tary of tho Treasury for an opinion.
The quostlon was referred to tho State
Department, which has come to no
conclusions In the matter.
Tuft Not lo Mircccil .hintlee l.miiiir,
WASHINGTON, .lun. 12 Tile slleeea
cur to .lustlci 1tiinui mi tlm .Siipicini'
Court lieni'li will not be former Presi
dent Taft. This liecumo ceilaln to-day,
From a nou.cu clo.iu to thu I'rriildvlll it
wu'fiva out paiiUvtdjTi
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KAISER
REPORTED
BROKEN
HEARTED
AND HEAR DEATH
One 'Story Is That Crown
Prince Haseen Recalled
to German Capital.
EMPRESS AT BEDSIDE.
London Says the Emperor Is
Downcast Over Impending
Collapse of Military Machine.
-
LONDON, Jan. 12. Tho Amster
dam correspondent if the Dally Ex
press says the Kaiser's condition is
gravo and thcro are rumors every
where In Germany that he la dying.
The correspondent adds: "Tho
Kalacr is confined to his private
apartment and Is nursed only -by tho
Kalserln," adding: "He Is absolutely
broken hearted owing to the Impend
ing collapse of Germany's great mili
tary machine and the dangerous
financial situation of the empire."
Color Is given to reports that the
Kaiser Is near death by the publica
tion of extravagant eulogies of tho
achievements of tho Crown Prince In
tho German press.
A despatch from Geneva to the
Dally Express says tho first operation
on tho Kaiser's throat wan a failure
and a second operation has been or
dered. HOME, Jan. 12. Advices from Swiss
sources to-day reported that the Gor
man Crown Prince has been recalled
to Iterlln, probably to nssutno ttin
regency on account of tho Kaiser's
Illness, It was stated that tho reports
reached Switzerland directly from
Ucrlln.
KING OF ITALY BACK
FROM THE BATTLE LINE
Unexpectedly Appears in Rome for
the First Time in Nearly
Eight Montlis.
HOME, Jan. 12. After spending
nearly eight months at the front with
his troops King Victor Emmanuel ro.
turned to Homo to-day. His arrival
was unexpected and therefore accom
panied by no demonstration, Whether
tho King Intends to return to Gen.
Cadorna'H headquarters has not been
nnnounccd.
During tho King's long absence tho
Duko of Genoa, his uncle, jus boon
"subbing" for him on tho Italian
throne. The Duke's wlfo Is a German
princess. Sho did not accompany him
to Home.
BRITISH SHIP DODGES
A GERMAN SUBMARINE
The Tafna Chased Several Hours
In the Mediterranean, Says
Her Captain.
BARCELONA, Jan. 12. The Hrlt
tsh steam Tafna eluded a German
submarine that pursued her several
miles In the Mediterranean and ar
rived here to-day.
The Tafna Is the largest of fifteen
steamers owned by tho English and
American Shipping Company of Lon
don. She displaces 1,303 tons.
WILSON TO SPEAK HERE.,
Will Adillem Ilnllroml Men .Inn, 'J 7
on I'reimroUnen.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 12 l'redldcnt
Wllun will speak In New York Jan.
2T on prepui ilui's- In fore ilie Kail
road M-"' nuMtieto) (irgunUutlon.
I '-limit MiiU llrlllali Slil,
I. KITH. Scotland, .lull, 12. -Tile
steamer Trail il.ill' lins boon sunk In u
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uuwihuo, uvi stow wu aav.vi,
WRITER WHOSE HUSBAND
IS GRANTED DECREE
ON DESERTION CHARGE
4 JPPP
MRS
RENA
CARY
SHEFFIELD
WILLARD TO FIGHT
E
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Sain McCracken and Tex
Rickard Will Promote Battle
for Championship.
Except for the actual signing of
articles and the selection of an arena,
all arrangements havo been completed
for a ten-round boxing bout between
Jess Wlllard, cliamplon of the world,
and I'rank Moran, to be h Id in this
city some tlmo In March. The purso
agreed upon will amount to between
M5.000 and 50,000, of whiih Wlllard
Is to receive two-thirds. Wlllaid Is
also to be given 51 per cent, of the
motion picture rights.
Sam McCracken of the llingllng
Tiros.' Circus, who Is cloxo to tho
Hlngllng boys, and Tex Rickard, who
promoted tho Jeffries-Johnson flrtit
at neno, New, ar the backers of the
proposed contract. Wlll.ird has ac
cepted their tonus by wire, and Jack
Curlcy, one of his mnn.igert, Is In
Chicago with nrtlrles ready for his
signature ns soon as he H Joined by
his other malinger, Tom Jones, who
Is on his way to Chicago from tho
Southwest. Moran has verbally
agreed to the terms offered and has
pledged himself to engage in no match
of any kind prior to meeting Wlllard.
Tex Rickard to-day nrndo thoso
facts known to an Evening World ro.
porter. lie explained, howovor, that
ho Is not financially Interested in the
fight, but Is simply giving his friend,
McCracken, tho benefit of his exper
ience. Illckard and McCracken are to
havo a mooting to-day a' watch aome
of tho Important details of the match
are to be considered.
No decision has been reached as to
Just where tho fight will bo held.
Rickard says It may be held at Madi
son Squaro Garden it proper arrange.
ments can bo made, and, if not, in a
big car bam on the outskirts of the
city. This can bo transformed Into
one of tho biggest arenas in tho Htate
and will accommodate a crowd of at
least G,000. Tho Hippodrome has not
been consld"red,
Moran, who has made his home at
tho Hotel Clarldge, was not to bo
found up lo noon. At tho hotel It
was said ho was no longer registered
there.
Rickard has never : lado a failure
of anything ho ever tackled In a
pugllisti" line. Ho has been broke
several limes but bus ulna. - IjuIiIhmI
up witli .i now hank M oll read) for
fresh start.
VtlVICII ('III ISI Til Vt VIOIDII ( I.IMKS
mi hmii.. mi nif., mi line, h.muit. m,
jtl.o. .i.il !i(ul'!rv lb Wuriil Ti.'l lluiv.u..
Ar,.il 111)111. lWiirl.ll llilidllnj .VI IL'I P.,
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FRANK IRAN HER
FOR 45.000 PURSE
SHEFFIELD GETS
A DECREE; WIFE'S
Court Says Her Own Lips
Convict the Authoress of
Desertion.
REFERS TO 'DREAM BOY.'
Inference That Mysterious
.Youth May Have Been
Present in Person.
Vice Chancellor Vivian Lewis In
Jersey City to-day gave td Justus
Khfllllcld a divorce from Itena Car
Sheffield for desertion, and denied
the application of Mrs. Sheffield for
a divorce for non-support, desertion
nnd cruelty.,
When J. Hansbury Callaghan, at
torney for Mrs. Sheffield, had finished
malting his argument on tho evidence,
Vice Chancellor Lewis turned to Mcr-
rttt Kmc, counsel for tho husband.
"It Is unnecessary for you to make
an argument, Mr. Lane," he said. "I
shall award a decreo to Justus Shef
field u lid Ictivo thu daughter, Bar
barn, In the custody of the mother.
Thcso are both persons of bright
minds, Mrs. Hhcllleld's cleverness
wns shown In a book In which It was
shown that her Ideal man was an
other than her husband. If that idaal
man actually exists and if he haa
been In the courtroom I shall not
speak of that. Tho woman Is guilty
of desertion by her own lips when
slie testified hero: '1 want to flee from
him.' -iter statements regarding his
treatment of her were not corrobo
rated sulllclently."
Neither the Vice Chancellor nor
anybody else in the courtroom would
undertake to s.iy who was meant by
Vice Chancellor lewis's pointed Inti
mation that tho "Dream Hoy" might
havo been among tho spectators of
thn trial.
As soon ns the Vlri Chancellor
maxio known his decision Mr. Hhef
field leaned over to Mr. Iine. his
counsel, and said: "To-morrow Is my
birthday, and tho winning of this case
and absolution from all the charges
made against mo by my wife Is the
greatest present I could havo re
ceived. I hope tint decreo 1s signed
to-morrow."
Mrs. Sheffield nearly fainted when
she heard tho words of Vlco Chan
cellor Lewis. With n firm hand sho
gripped the arm of an attendant and
commenced to nob, Her face aguln
lightened when It was announced that
sho would make a good mother to
Harbara anil would havo possession of
tho only child.
Mrs. Sheffield produced to-day the
munuscrlpts of her three books. "The
Golden Hollow," "Romany Road" and
another not yet published, in obed
ience to a subpoena sorved by Mer
rltt Lane.
After reading the book Mr, Lone
askotl:
"Mis. Sheffield, have not you attrib
uted to a character of this now book
all tho qualities which you attributed
lo 'Muo' In 'Tho Golden Hollow?'"
"Mao" was u, pen portrait of Justus
Hhelttcld as his wlfo saw him. It was
not attractive.
"I shall only say," replied Mrs.
Sliclllflld, "that I was ordeied to wrlto
i Ills book from a point of view dia
metrically opposite to tho plot of
'The Uolden Hollow.' "
Her Jifarers assumed that tho new
book portruya man's Ideal of u woman
as tho 'Dream Hoy' was supposed to
be woman's Ideal of a mini.
.1, Ilanamiry Callaghan, attorney
for Mrs. Shelllold, in his summing up
spoke bitterly of Sheffield's cruelty
to his won, Nelson, nnd to his wife,
dwelling part iiiilarly ' on the two
t'lmcs whon ho drove her fiom their
bcdiooui to sleep cltcwhcra,
CASE THROWN OU
LANSING HURRIES FIRM DEMAND
' IU liAKKANA i-UK oAf lor Alii UN
DEMAND
N SENATE
F
INTERVENTION
TO CHECK MEXICANS
Sherman Would Have U. S.
Join With Pan-Americans in
Protecting American Lives.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1!.-The Mex
lean situation has been brought to
tho bolll.ig point again by the execu
tion of the sixteen Amorlcans 'near
Chihuahua. In Congress, at the
White House and at thn Mate. De
partment to-day It entlrejy displaced
tho submarine controversy and nil
other International nffalrs.
In the Senate an expected storm
broko as soon as It asaembled. Sen
ator Sherman, Republican, Introduced
a resolution proposing Intervention In
Mexico by tho l'nltod Stntes and the
six I'an-Amerlcan nations which Irivo
ncted.wlth It in Mexican affairs, unless
Carrnnra compiles with a demand to
protect foreign lives and property.
in tho House. Representative. Dyer,
Republican, Introduced a similar reso.
lutlon, calling on the President to In
f6rm Congress If ho did not believe
tho time had come to abandon thn
"watchful waiting" policy. Other
members gavo notice of their inten
tion to make spool-lies. The Adminis
tration was not without its defend
ers, who gave notice that they would
speak also.
"Ho It resolved," says the text of
Senator Sherman's resolution, "that It
Is tho aeuso of tho Senate, tho House
concurring, that tho Government de
mand of Carranzn, who has recently
been recognized as tho head of an es
tabllshcd Government In Mexico, that
ho protect ami save harmless tho lives
nnd property of Americans and other
ullles In that country, and,
"That the other governments In the
Western Hemisphere) that lately
Jollied In such recognition bo Invited
to unite in that demand and that in
the event of failure of Carrania
promptly to furnish such protection,
that tho President be, and ho Is here
by requested, to Invito the co-opera
Hon of sueh governments heretofore
Joining with us in intervening for the
restoration of peace and good order,
nnd tho protection of the lives and
property not only of American citi
zens but other aliens and of peaceablo
fcltlzens, and that when such order Is
lestored a government adequate to
eontlnun and sustain such protection
Isstabllshod. That tho lTnltod plates
withdraw from that country, and
"It is further resolved to bo tho
sole nnd only purpose of this Govern
ment to enter tho territory of Mex
ico for the purposo Indicated."
Although tho Introduction of Sena
tor Sherman's resolution passed with
out debate, the speech-making broke
out later when Senator Gallinger. the
Republican leadei, declared the time
for.watchful waiting had passed, and
that the United States now must take
somo steps to protect tho lives of
Americans in Mexico. He read a
communication from tho State De
partment saying Thomas H, Holmes,
the only one of the seventeen Ameri
cans who escaped death, was safe In
Chihuahua.
He uW lead a telegram fmni Judge
I, W. Holmes of Krone, ,. .. iii iiing
him to do all he could to locate his
(CunUuuad on ticooud I'mo.)
Villistas, to Strike
ernment, Capture Americans on
Way to Open Mines, Strip Them
Naked and Assassinate Them.
WILSON ORDERS ALL FACTS
ON MURDERS SENT HIM.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Secretary Lansing to-day telegraphed
Gen. Carranza, calling for the prompt punishment of the Villa bandits
who executed seventeen Americans near Chihuahua Monday. Through
Eliseo Arredondo, the newly appointed Mexican Ambassador here, It was
arranged to bring the bodies from Chihuahua to Juarez today on a spedil
train. Official despatches from Chihuahua to the State Department to
day say the bodies of the victims arrived at that dty last night Arre
dondo has received confirmation from Carranza sources of the execution
of the Americans and has asked for further details. His advices are. the
first confirmation from Mexican sources.
At the White' House and at the State Department there was uncon
cealed anxiety over the situation and
Mexico might be made tiie veliicle for further attacks by the opposition
in Congress upon the Administration's foreign policy and its recognition
of Carranza.
Priniilnf Wllann whm In rnmmlinl-
12 AIRSHIPS RAID
. ALLIES AT SALONICA
Seventy-eight Bombs Dropped on
Camps, Causing Many Fires,
Says Berlin.
HEM. IN, via wireless to Sayvllle,
L. I., Jan. 12. Twelvo German aero
planes raided tho nllled ennip at Sa
lonlcu, doing consldornbln damage, ac
cording to Sella despatches to-day.
They dropped seventy-eight bombs,
twenty of which caused fires In the
enemy's camps. Two enemy aero
planes that gave battle to tho German
Hiiuiulrou wer shot down. Tho Ger
mans suffered no losaos.
FAKE 'VANDERBILT' HELD
AS GAMBLING SWINDLER
Samuel Giroux Charged With Hav
ing Posed as Millionaire in
Thompson Band.
Charged with having represented
himself as Cornelius underbill in fako
gambling houses Which I'runk T.
Thompson, alias William I. Cherry, is
alioged to havo operated in various
parts of the country, Bamual Giroux
was arraigned beforo Judgo Muliiuoe-n
In General Sessions this afternoon,
ills hearing was put over until to
morrow and was sent to tho Tombs.
Giroux was arrested last evening by
Dotectlvo Gegiui at Hryn Mawr in
Westchcstor County, whero ho had
been in u sanitarium. Thu pollco still
arc marching for men who mo said
to havo posed as Vincent Astor and
other millionaires.
Thompson, IaiiiIm Wci.11 and Georso
I'ohlmaii, who havo been arrested In
eomif.'tlon with tho alleged gambling1
plots, will bo put on trial Jan. 20.
Since their nrnst Assistant District
Attorniv o'.Miilloy has received doz
ens of visits nnd letters from persons
in all part of tho country who say
they were; fleeced by Thompson and
his bund Mr. O'Malley says hu bo
llev.N the gang's total toll was
jjoo.ooo.
SAILINGTO-DAY.
Adriatic, Liverpool 12 M,
Carrillo, Jamaica 12 M.
Philadelphia, San Juan 12 M.
Czaritza, Archannol 2 P. M.
QiuMppa Vardl, Naplaa .
tx r , mt
on I ,
at Carranza Gov
concern that the latest oubreak in
cation early to-day with Secretaries
Garrison nnd Lansing and soon is
sued instructions to send to the Whlt
House all facts as rapidly as they
were received. Advices that at least
sixteen Americans were killed were
received by Major Gen. Scott, Chlee
of Staff of thn army, nnd also by thu
State Department.
At tho White House it was declared
that whtlo something undoubtedly
would be done, what steps the Gov
ernmcnt will take havo not been,
decided.
Secretary Lansing's only announce,
ment on the case was that the UaHcd
States would look to Carranza "for sat
isfaction." The question of what steps
the United States will take depends
upon developments of the facts.
At tho state Dopartmom officials
reTon-cd o the fact that Americans had
lieen warned slnco the United States
decided to recognlzo Curranzu, to leave
tho States of Sonora and Chihuahua,
which wcro then regarded as Villa
strongholds. They said that in spite of
tho olllcial wanting nioro than six hun
dred Americans still remain In tha dis
trict, including two hundred Mormons
at Casas Grandes.
An otllclal list of the dead received
by the State Department agrees with
the list contained In the news de
spatches with the excepUon that It does
not contain the name of Murray Cros
sctt of San Antonio.
Secretary Lansing later Issued a
statement tn which he said the Stato
Department "feels that it took every
possible precaution to prevent Ameri
cans from exposing their lives In a
reglou whero guerilla warfare la In
progress," ond that "it is to be do
plorcd that its advlco was not fol
lowed," "Every stap will be taken to aea
that the perpatratora of this dastardly
crime are apprehended and punished,"
he aald.
let. PASO, Tex., Jan. 12. With the
expected arrival hero to-day of tho
bodies of tho eighteen foreigners,
most of whom woro Americans, exe
cuted by formor Villa soldlera Monday
near San Ysabel, flfty mllea from
Chihuahua City, details of the tragedy
wero eai-irly awaited by hundreds of
mining men and others active la in
dustrial affairs In Northern Mexico.
Telegraph olllccs and other source
of information wcro crowded through
out tho day with those eager tor nasrs
of tho execution. The censorship fcn
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