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Fair and much warmer today and tomorrow; gentle. variable winds, becoming fresh southerly. Highest temperature yesterday, SI; lowest. 17. THE WASHINGTON HERALD NO. 4462 WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, JANUARY 13. 1919. OWE CENT WORLD MISSION MEETS AROUND . PEACE TABLE Discussion Was About Ar mistice and Rules to Govern Conference. HID BY SMOKE SCREEN First Regular Session Post - poned Until Procedure Is Formally Decided. Pan.?*. Jan. 12.?At the conclusion of the first session of the Peace Con ference. which lasted from 2:30 until 6:30 o'clock. Secretary of State Lan sing told newspaper correspondents that the greater portion of the ses sion was devoted to questions per taining to the armistice, the remain der of the time being spent discuss ftig the procedure of the formal con ference of all delegates. Inasmuch as many questions re ' carding that procedure were still un settled tonight, the same officials will meet again tomorrow afternoon. Sec retary Landing said. PvscHirc First. This means a postponement of the first formal conference until a de cision is reached on all matters per taining to the procedure. Secretary Lansing said a formal statement on the armistice matters under discussion, which he described as largely technical, wsuld be made later. He also promised a formal btatemcnt on the procedure of the conference when an agreement upon that subject has been arrived at. The meeting place itself within the French Foreign Ministry, was the private office of Stephen Pichon, foreign minister of France. It is a chamber lavishly furnished, breath ing an atmosphere of guilded ele gance. ??'??? h V* ?? There. The first motor car that swung into | the outer courtyard bore Marshal Foch and an aide, together with Gen. "Weygandi. his chief of staff. Then came Secretary of State I^ansing. in , another car. and he was followed by j President Wilson, accompanied by I Mrs. Wilson and Admiral Grayson. The President's wife and Admiral Grayson did not enter the building, but returned immediately to the Murat residence. In rapid succession thereafter i Premier Clemenceau. with his hat cocked on one side of his head, and | a qmzrical look on his face. See It !? the Movie*. Xh^je w?s a battery- of motion pic- j t til re cameras and a corps of press j photographers to "take it all in." 1*ater came Premier Orlando and For , eign Minister Sonnino. of Italy; Ad miral I^eygues. French Minister of j Marine; M. Clemen tel. French Min ister of Commerce; M. l<eucheur, I Munitious Minister; then, together In j a hit?h-powered machine. Premier I IJoyd George and Foreign Minister j Balfour, the distinguished pair repre senting Great Britain. The last two men to enter the "pre liminary conference" room were Gen. Bliss and Gen. Sir Henry Wilson. | chief of staff of Great Britain. The j meeting got under way shortly after ZJto o'clock, when Foreign Minister! IVhon had received all the dis tinguished visitors. The session was behind ""closed doors." IVt-prd Rat Spoke %?!. Along about 4 o'clock the double i doors swung open, the red velvet draperies were parted, and Clemen- j ceau peered out. He called a mili tary aide from the outer room. One; could peep into the conference room CONTINUED ON PACK TWO. RESCUE GREW ' OF GASTALIA HelplessSteamer Had Drift ed Near Treacherous Shoals of Sable Island. Halifax. N. S.. Jan. 12.?In a high running sea with the temperature 7 below zero, forty-five members of the crew of the sinking steamship Cas t-^Jja were rescued by the Norwegian ^0B^*r Bergensfjord today, j**-- J astalia. in a helpless condition. PC Ji rifted to within ten milea of eacherous Hands of Sable Island gfffore the Bergensfjord. the first pteesier to answer her "S O S" calls reacted here. Battered by the heavy . seas, the Castalia. a Great Lakes stealer of 3,092 tons, fof New "Work for eve-seas service under the direc tion of the Shipping Board, sprung a leak. She is -oae of the steamers that were built at lake shipyards then cut in two and ?owed through the Welland Canal and then put together attain at the St. Lawrence. NOTHING "MILITARY" IN MEN'S NEW STYLES Former Soldiers Want No Remind-| ers of Life in Trenches. Atlantic City, N. J., Jan. 12.?The arevalent note in new fashions for j well attired man will be a sharp re- | version from anything suggestjve >/ military tendency, according to :he advance delegates to the Na tional Association of Merchant Tai ors of America which meets here January 28. "Men returning from the service ire uncompromisingly opposed to tnything that reminds them of the :ime they spent on the march or n the trenches, ' Robert Stewart. Jr., jf Philadelphia, chairman of the * onvention committee. declares. There is a wonderful demand for evening clothes" now that is bring ng a harvest into the pockets of the ailors and making up for the lean lay? of the win, arriving delegates i*" Attorney General Leaves Public Office for Pe cuniary Reasons. ACCEPTS RESIGNATION Salary of Cabinet Member Not Sufficient for Offi cial Expenses. Attorney General Thomas W. Gregory has tendered his resignation to take effect March 4. President Wilson has accepted Mr. Gregory's resignation and will an nounce his successor soon after his return from abroad. Mr. Gregory sent his resignation to the President last Thursday, the j President's acceptance being sent to, the United States Friday. It is un derstood that Mr. Gregory's action was decided upon in a conference be tween himself and the President r shortly before the latter went abroad. | In his letter of resignation. Mr. ; Gregory says that for pecuniary rea-1 ' sons, it is essential that he leave the , public service. For some months Mr. Gregory's health has not been of the best. Already there is considerable specu lation as to his successor. Many names are being mentioned, chiefly among them Samuel J. Graham, of! Pittsburgh, one of the Ave assistant \ attorneys general, who has been in-j trusted in large measure with admin istrative functions in the Department I of Justice. Salary I nnadlrirnt. In some quarters the prediction is ! made that other members of the j Cabinet may be tempted to resign and resume more remunerative ca- 1 reers in civil life. The Cabinet ] members receive only $12,000 a year j and when the social duties of a ' Cabinet member are met. he finds it no simple matter to meet the ex penses necessary to his position in Washington. In peace times, the Cabinet members play no small part | in the entertainment of foreign vis itors and officials. No clearer pre sentation of the financial position I in which the Federal public servants I find themselves at this time has. been made than that of former Sec retary of the Treasury McAdoo. who undertook the financing: of the war. I and the administration of the coun I try's railway system on a salary of $12,000 a year. Other RfniioHtioaa. The resignation of Mr. Gregory j from the Cabinet is the fifth which | President Wilson has accepted.J the | others being Secretary of War Gar i rison and Attorney General McRey j nolds. Secretary of State Bryan and Secretary McAdoo. Mr. Gregory's letter reads: I "In accordance with the purpose | expressed in our conversation just be fore you went abroad, I tender my resignation as Attorney General, i "It has been not quite six years since I became connected with your [ administration, and more than four j years ago. a few days after war was declared by the European nations, I became a member* of the Cabinet. It I can be fairly said that during no other six years in the history of o#r country have so m^ny problems been presented and solved. The reflection that at such a time I have been per l mitted to stand by your side and as sist in a modest way in dealing with these national and international issues is now, and will always be. my great est source of pride. Praise for Wlliion. "No man ever served a leader who was more uniformly considerate, more kindly helpful and more generously appreciative. No subordinate was ever more deeply grateful for the numberless friendly words and acts j of his superior. "Pecuniary responsibilities of a substantial nature rest upon me and my private affairs have long demand ed attention. During the continuance of actual warfare I did not feel at . liberty to weigh these personal con j siderations in the balance against the l public duties with which I was | charged. By March 4 of the present I year the Department of Justice will j have substantially brought its war , activities to a close and be working under normal conditions. I therefore ask that this resignation take effect on that date." Tribitf to Gregory. The reply of President Wilson, written in Paris, under date of Jan uary 10. follows: "It is with profound reluctance and regret that I accent your resig nation. I do so only bccauso you have convinced me that it is neces sary in your own/Interest for you to retire. There /ias been no one with whom 1 hajfc been associated in Washington wlom I have learned more to trust nom to whose counsels pnore value and im | administration of ken singularly able conscientious and public interest, and I feel that it iM a very serious loss 1 indeed to the nation that you should find yourself fbliged to withdraw rrom public 11 f*. "My best wilhes not only, but my affectionate friendship will follow you into retirement, and I hope with all my heart tvhAt in some way and at some tiraf I shall again have the privileges! and benefit of beini^ associated with you." Mr. Gregorv was born in Craw fordville, Mifs., November 6, 1861 After attending the Southwestern Presbyterians University at Clarks ville. Tennl and the Un.versiiy of \ irginiai, he was graduated from the I University of Texas law department in 1885 and took up Ms re^dence in Austin. Tex where he ivas regent of the Uni versity off Texas for eight years ^?Z"~XICC a de,e*?l* ^ Demo cratic National conventions. His flrm becaifie famous in the prosecu tions for Ithe State of Texas of the Waters-pSerce Oil Co.. a part of the Standard# Oil Company. He was ap pointed Apecial assistant to the At torney C*eneral May 20, 1913. in the investigation of the affairs of the New ^oifk. New Haven and Hartford RailroaB Company and was made Attorney General.the following year when Attorney General MeReynold. resigned* to accept appointment to the Sunreme Court. I have attachedj portance. You| your office has and singularlyj watchful nf Attorney General Resigns Position SEND BOYS HOME ORDERS WILSON Says Vessels Which Took Them Over Can Bring Them Back. If President Wilson has his way all j of America's fighting men now in j j Europe will be back in the United j States within the next eight months. I ? It became known yesterday that the President's conference with Gen. I Pershing Saturday dealt exclusively ' with the subject of American demobil- j | ization. The President is known to be deeply interested in the speediest pos sible return of the American troops. I lie realizes their home-coming affects wen fireside in the United States, and j he is therefore anxiou? to cut the red j tape and allow the men to go hack to J civil life without any delay not abso- ! lutely imperative. Mr. W ilson, it is understood, qucs- j tioned Gen. Pershing particularly with! regard to the German merchant ma rine available for the transportation ' of our soldiers. It is believed com- ! mandeering by America of such ships ! as the Bismarck. Hindenburg and oth- | er giant German liners, together with other vessels in German ports, will do i much to expedite the situation. To finish the job within the next j ei&ht months is not impossible. Mr. Wilson believe? difficulties of ! transportation now apparent can be 1 overcome. He thinks the bridge of I ships which carried America's men ? across the Atlantic to the battlefields i should be just as able to return them i to their homes. FRENCH REJECTED PASSPORT REQUEST Lord Mayor Not Wanted While Wilson Is Guest. Dublin, Jan. 12.?It developed today, that the request of the lord mayor of ' Dublin for passports to Paris, where he intended personally to invite Presi dent Wilson to the Irish capital, was1 turned down, not by the British for-j eign office, as had been believed, but i by the French ministry of foreign: affairs. When the lord mayor's request was referred to the French authorities. I as is the customary procedure.- the' French ministry's reply is reported to' have been that "friends of Germany! are not welcome in Prance. especial-1 ly while Prance is honoring the most' friendly President of the most friend ly republic." SUFFRAGISTS PREDICT I VICTORY IN SENATE Moses, of New Hampshire. Won i Over to Cause. Say Leaders. Chicago. Jan. 12.?Leaders of the j National Woman's, party, tonight, predicted enough votes had been se cured in the United States Senate' to make certain early passage of1 the equal suffrage amendment. | With the House having passed i the bHl and lacking but one vote I of victory in the Senate, word came to representatives of the Woman's! party tonight that that one vote had i been secured. Senator Moses, of! New Hampshire, according to the I information, has ,been won over to 1 the suffrage caus^ and will cast his vote for the amendment at the next opportunity. He has steadily refused to vote for suffrage until he "received per mission from his State." This, it is said, will be given by the State leg islature. Tries to Die Three Ways Because Mother Is Sick New York. Jan. 12.?Despondent be cause he believed his mother to be dying. Edward Hughes, aged 48, today slashed hfa wrists with a razor. Then, when a policeman attempted to rush him to a hospital, he swal lowed a large quantity of paris green and followed it with a dose of mor I phine. lie is still living with a slight chance of recovery, it is said at the Fordham Hospital. Terror Reigns io Italy. Italians in Spalato and in the oc <-upi d territories of the Kingdom of the Serbs. Croats and Slovenes, have introduced a rule of terror, according to a message received here fcv the representatives of the Ikloutajn, TELEGRAPHERS ASK BURLESON INVESTIGATION Resolution Charges Present Wire Control Policy Un just to Employes. SEE ATTACK ON UNION Organization Officials De clare Director Carleton Dominates Postmaster. A resolution callin upon Congress for an investigation of the govern ment control of the wire systems of the country as administered by Post- 1 master General Burleson was unanl- ! mously adopted at a mass meeting of telegraph and telephone workers held , at Perpetual Hall yesterday afternoon under the auspices of Washington j Division, No. 34. Commercial Teleg-1 raphers* Union of America. Protest Wage Scale. The resolution referred to came in the j form of an amendment to resolutions protesting against the wage awards made by Postmaster General Burle son. and was offered by Frank II. McDowell, of the National Wage Board. Mr. McDowell, S. J. Small, | former president of the International Commercial Telegraphers' Union, of Washington, and William M. Fitz gerald, of San Francisco; David Howatt, of the Order of Railway Telegraphers, all spoke in favor of the amendment. Union Kmploym Diarhnrgfd. In supporting the adoption of the amendment these labor union officials declared that wire employes are being discharged because of their union af filiations; that the policies of the wire communication system as administer ed by Burleson are dominated by President Carleton, of the Western Union Company, who has organized some of his employes into a welfare association, which he uses as a club over their heads; that Burleson recog nize.q Carleton's association and re ceives its officers, but does not recog nize the Commercial Telegraphers' Union, although this organization has been affiliated with the American Fed eration of I^abor since 1^02. Also that the Railroad Administration in Its dealings with employes recognizes all brotherhoods, but that Postmaster General Burleson does net. The text of the amendment to the resolution reads. Amendment Adopted. 'That Washington District l?cal No. 24, of the Commercial Telegra phers of America, in regular session assembled, earnestly appeals, nrpzes ami requests that the National Congress of the United States <aube to be brought abo.it as soon as po?^ sible a thorough investigation of the wire system under government con trol as administered by Postmaster General Burleson, to the end that some measure of justice may be ac corded to from three to five hundred thousand workers of the wire sys tem of this country. The resolution also vigorously pro tested against the alleged increase in wages awarded by Postmaster Gen eral Burleson to the telegraph and CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. REED "BUTT IN" TO SAVE HEARST, SENATE ROILED Solons Aroused by His In terference in German Propaganda Probe. HIS MOTIVE IN DOUBT Speculation Rife as to Ex | actly What His Real In terest in Case Means. Senator James A. Reed's activities in defense of William Randolph Hearst before the committee investi gating charges of German propaganda I has got on the nerves of some of his colleagues in the Senate, according to | report, and it was intimated last night j that there may be an outburst over 'the matter before long. I Mr. Reed took up the defense of Mr. Hearst soon after the latter's name was used by witnesses before the sub committee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is hearing the testi mony. Mr. Reed Is not a member of the subcommittee, but he is a member of the Judiciary Committee. Appar ently he had not paid particular at tention to the hearings until Hearst was finder attack. r When he first appeared as Hearst's j defender he was asked if he did so as j counsel, and' replied that he did not. j He appeared he said in effect, in the j interest of truth and justice, because j the names of innocent persons had j been mentioned in the testimony in a ! way that caused them injury. Since 1 that time he has had a great deal tc/ j do at the hearings, and in the last two days, during which Alfred L,. Becker. | deputy attorney general of New York, has been on the stand. Mr. Reed has I performed all the services of counsel j for Hearst that could very well have been performed. Referred to Am CoimcI. I He has been in repeated clashes i with Mr. Becker, of the sharpest | nature. Becker, who did notable 1 work iu New York in unearthing | Cerrrtan propaganda and was large i ly responsible for the evidence upon ! which Bolo Pasha was executed bv j the French for treason, has been ! at daggers' ends with Hearst and ' the latter's outfit for many months. Mr. Reed has treated him on the ; stand as an enemy witness, and Mr. I Becker, in kind, has consistently re ! ferred to Senator Reed-as "counsel," j by way, evidently, of stamping him j as a partisan advorate of Hearst. More than that. Senator Reed has j been in frequent whispered conver sations. during the examination of j Mr. Becker by the committee and his | own cro^s-eamination of him. with j the numerous representatives of ' Hearst attending the hearings. This performance of Senator Reed ! probably is the most singular of his entire somewhat eccentric caree in ' Washington. It is not necessarily | a womg performance, but most of | those who have observed it fail to ! understand how it can be made to I conform with the canons of taste I and conduct hitherto regarded as ; governing members of the Senate. I And there is not much doubt that a considerable number of members ; of the ^Senate feel the same way CONTINUED ON i'AGE TWO. OUR CITY (Something is wrong in Washington. This is the fourth of a series of editorials dealing n>ith unhappy conditions in Wash ington. In the series the editor will tell the tacts as he sees them, without fear or favor. The hope that thev will suggest a remedy is the sole object of their publication.) With public patience exhausted, with public good will gone, with the spirit of the people running riot because of the disgraceful service of the Washington Railway and Electric Company, a new condition has developed which jeopardizes public safety. Listen to the remark of a motorman to passengers herded on the front platform: If anything gets into my way you people had better all jump for your lives. My brakes won't hold in an emergency. I told them at the barns, but this is the rush hour and I was told to speed through and trust to luck." Within the past month we have personally witnessed lliree acci-' dents on the W . K. & E. in which the fronts of the cars were j smashed in like ,111 eggshell. It was purely luck that several people! were not killed. Accidents will happen. Yes! But they arc not just happening on j the W. R. & E. IiNps. They arc being created, by a dilapidated! equipment and incompetent employes. The greatest mistake this declining company ever made camej more than a year ago, when it refused to recognize the demands of I union labor, largely because of the company's then autocratic head, Clarence P. King. A strike followed, the company's revenues dropped | and equipment began to go to pieces. Thieving strikebreakers made $50 and more daily by "knocking j down" fares and selling packs of tickets at the purchaser's own price. I And the company countenanced this conduct because Mr. King was \ bent on breaking the strike at all cost. He did break it. but at the sacrifice of the W. R. & E. and the sacrifice of public good will. With the regular' motgrmen gone, incompetent operators handled! the cars. Even today this incompetency prevails. The company ap-1 pears to have few motormen who can pass over a switch or crossing | and properly manipulate the cutting off of the power without getting j stuck and tying up traffic. This is a daily occurrence. In fact, almost I an hourly occurrence. This wear and tear on the cars through inefficiency is beginning to tell. It is a serious condition. It is a condition which is filling the court dockets with damage suits. But now public safety is at stake and livts will be lost unless someone or something puts a stop to the present operation of the W. R. & E. Co. President William F. Ham has declared that his company "cannot live on a 5-cent fare." If the Public Utilities Commission is foolish enough to grant a 6-cent fare, should application be made, we do not believe that the public will pay it, because the public, not considering the present 3 cents' worth that it is getting in return for every 5-ccnt fare, feels that it will pay for past mismanagement on the part of the company and will get no better scrvice. ^ If Washington had representation, and that civic pride and in terest which goes hand in hand with representation, the first principle of our Constitution, the miserable street car service in this city would never have gotten the start it did. And we are quite certain that with r'oreGentation today the public would take away the charter of the W. R. & E. Co. PLAN AIR PASSENGER SERVICE TO CHICAGO Corporation to Build Giant Planes With Capacity of 40. ] Chicago, Jan. 12.-Capt. R B. Lips- j ner, former head of the proposed aerial mall service, announced today , a corporation is in process of forma tion which will have as its object the ! operation of aerial passenger service between Chicago, New York and in- | termed late cities. Three giant planes, j capable of carrying forty persons, will j be constructed at a cost Of approxi- , mately 170.000 each. The corporation will be known a* I the Aero Navigation Company of j Amarica, with a capitalization of i $1.000,000. A meeting of aviation ex- J perts will be held in New York Feb- | ltiary 22, when the details will be worked out. The first flight, Capt. Upsner xaid, is planned for June 1. Paderewski Shot Down By Assassin; Still Lives Vienna, via London. Jan. 12.?Ignac* 1 Paderewski, the pianist, has been shot and slightly wounded by a Bolshevik. ! The attempt on his life was made at the hotel where Paderewski is stay ing. His assailant has been arrested. The above dispatch does not state i in what city Paderewski was shot. | At last accounts he was in Posen, I Prussian Poland. NO RUSSLET-UP, DECLARES POLK Declares British Plan to Suspend Hostilities Is Misunderstood. Acting Secretary of State Polk said i yesterday that previous denials that 1 the British plan for suspension of j hostilities in Russia which had been received by the State Department were made through a misunderstand ing of the situation. In explaining the move which For-' eign Minister Pichon. of France, an- 1 nounced Saturday, Mr. Polk yester day said: "On January 3 the State Depart- j ment received from the British 1 charge a memorandum proposing that the allies and the United States call on all factions in Russia to suspend hostilities pending the peace negotia- j tions, and that 'if the aforesaid gov- ' ernments and parties will immediately suspend hostilities on all fronts for; the duration of the peace negotla- i tions. even if they or any of them j should desire to send representatives I to Paris or discuss with the great |K>wers conditions of a permanent set- 1 tlement, the great powers would be j prepared to enter on such a discus- ; sion with them.' "This message was not forwarded to Paris at that time, as it was ex- J pected a similar proposal would he ; presented at Paris, in view of the fact that the Russian question was one of the subjects for immediate attention there. It would seem, however, from the reports in the newspapers, that no such proposal was presented to the American peace mission in Paris." SIR CHAS. WYNDHAM. NOTED ACTOR. IS DEAD Veteran of American Civil War Succumbs at Age of 82. London. Jan. 12.?Sir Charles Wyndham died this morning Sir Charles Wyndham. actor and theatrical manager and promoter, was at one time almost as well known in America as in his native country. He died at the age of *2. He fought in the American civil war and was brother-in-law of the American dramatist. Bronson How ard. Sir Charles first Appeared on the American stage with John Wilkes Booth, brother of Edwin Booth and assassin of Abraham Lincoln. Educated principally in Germany. he acted in German as well as in English. He built and operated Wyndham's and the New York theaters in' London. MILLION-DOLLAR FIRE PRECEDED BY THREATS One Hundred and Fifty Automo biles Destroyed in Montreal. Montreal. Jan. II.?A tiro. Ix li. ved to be of incendiary origin, which started today in the plant of the Jennings Automobile Company and spre.-d to tin* buildings of thr> Hud son Bay Company and the McClary Manufacturing Company. caused damage estimated ?t $1,000,000. One hundred and fifty automobiles and motor trucks, and eight military anUuilances were destroped in the blaze. Discharged employes of the Jen nings plant made threats some days ago which caused the concern to ask for a military guard. The request was refused by the authorities. JOHN MASON ANSWERS FINAL CURTAIN CALL Pneumonia, Aftermath of "Flu," j Claims Actor in Sanitarium. Stamford, Conn.. Jan. 13.?John j Mason, actor, died here today. He was a victim of pneumonia, an aftermath of the "flu." It was announced that the funeral services will be held in the Camp bell funeral church. New York, "Wednesday afternoon. The body w%* taken to New York tonight and will lie in .state at Campbells ; for three days. Mr. Mason was suffering from pneumonia when he arrived at the jsani^rium last week. j Join Mason was born in Orange. N. J.. October 28, 1858. He made his I stage debut in Philadelphia at the I age <f. twenty and came to New j York won afterward. He attained almost 'mm<*diate popularity in the I famous 7nion Square Theater Com I pany un*er the management of A. ! M. Palme-. I>atcr he appeared in 'vaudeville together with his wife, 1 Marion M&nola. For many years he has been starring in leading Broad w*v arniuctiOOAi Attorney for Slain "Em peror of Sahara" Denies She Was Legal Wife. NEVER WED, HE SAYS Child Called Him "Papa," Claims Woman's Lawyer, Who Expects AcquittaL W eat bury, N. y.. Jan. 12.-Haiun*ty. only by dint of infinite patience and questioning en hia part. Mrs. Jacques Lebaudy disclosed to DUtrict Attor ney Charles Week* of Nassau County today at least part of the incidents which led to her ending the life of her husband with a revolver last night at the "Lodge," her home here. District Attorney Weeks refused to reveal what has been told him, but it ie expected that it will be brought out at the inquest, which will be held on Wednesday by Acting Coroner Wal ter R. Jones, provided Mrs. Lebaudy is physically able to meet the strain at that time. The Nassau County grand jurv ' meets tomorrow. It was intimated tonight that facts thus far adduced In connection with the slaying of the Emperor of Sahara inav be laid be fore the grand jurv- without watting for action by the coroner, unusual as *uch proceeding is. Allege. I mold ? raa(t Other developments id the oa** were contradictory statements l>v Edwin T. Murd'.i k attorney for the late Jacques Lebaudy and Harrv W Moore, counsel for the handsome r reneh woman, who slew her hus band after enduring at his hands. a? alleged, untold wrongs and abuses Murdock. alter declaring that as I>ebaudy's legal representative he had assumed chartre of th?* bod." and estate, including ' The Lodge" I valued at J1S0.00P. cast doubt upon Mrs. l^ebaudv s claim that she was a legal wife. Murdock declared she was only Ls bandy's housekeeper, ac cording to information he had re ceived from his client. The rela tions of the couple, as told to him by his client, according to the law yer. were summed up bv Murdoch .-is lollows: Mr*. Lebaudy's real name. he paid, was Mario Augustine da I>?ch IJe liere. and she wan the self styled Countess da Loch. Jacqueline, he de clared. wa? not L^ebaudy's daughter. CONTINUED OX PACK TWO. DR. LIEBKNECHT REPORTED ALIVE Seems to Have Been Super seded by Chief of Police Eichhorn. Copenhagen. Jan 1J- Dispatches from Berlin today resurrect I ?r. Karl Liebknecht. saying the reports that he Mas killed proved false. T*iebknecht lias not been mentioned much in recent message** from Berlin, and the fact gave added strength to the reports of his death. He appears to have been supersede as leader of the Spartacans by former Chief of Police Eichhorn. whose removal by the Ebert government directly led to the pasi wvk's upheaval In the Prus sian capital. M. Radek. the Russian Bolshevist ?imitator now in Berlin, is appealing to the Spartacans to tight on. saying a Russian army is moving on the Prus sian capital. Crowds from all parts of Germany are streaming toward Berlin. Two thousand Kpartacides have commandeered a train at Han over. The Spartacans have deserted the iterlin police headquarters and carried preat quantities of arms and food to h strongly fortified brewery in a suburb. No one is allowed to enter the room from which liadek and Bichhorn are directing the battle. Surrender I Tin I In* HorVa. After heavy fighting the Red* have surrcrdered the Rudolf Moss Printing Works. The surrender was uncondi tional. the Spartacans la-lng com pleted surrounded by government t roops. The National Tidende's Berlin cor respondent. reports the government has also recaptured the Vorwaerts Building. l^edebour and other Spar tacus leaders are said to have been made prisoners. There were ir. dead ' in the building after the battle. At the time the dispatch was tiled i government troops, supported by artil lery. were renewing the siege "of the Tageblatt offices. Berne, via Paris. Jan 12.-The lat est word from Berlin is that an ar-I mistice has been signed between the government and the Spartacans and that lighting has been stopped. It was exactly two months yesterday I that a different sort of armistice was j signed?that which virtually ended the I Great War. November 11. 191S. Missing Realty Expert Calmly Walks in Home Chicago. Jan. 12.?Milan H. Hitch-1 cock, realty expert and former post-i master of Berwyn. IU.. who disap peared from his suburban home early in November, alighted from a train today and calmly walked to his resi dence. He repelled neigh tars anc| friends when they questioned him and so far has refused to make a statement a 4* to where he has been. A family con ference is known to have taken place this afternoon. Tomorrow he OTl be questioned by the Chicago police and Federal agents. The chief question will be whether or not his assignment to ap praise the site for a government hos pital had anything to do with hu sud den departure. 21 DEAD, 9 HURT IN N. Y. CENTRAL REAR-END CRASH i Wolverine Express Hit by | Southwestern Limited Halted at Station. VICTIMS BADLY MASHED Wooden Coach Crushed as If Eggshell Many Bodies Mutilated. I Batavia, N. Y-. Jan. 12.-Twenty Dl ! persons were killed. three tertoislj ln^ , jured. one perhaps fatally and seven others slightly hurt on the New York ! Central at South Byron at 2:36 o'clock ' this morning when Ihe Southwestern i limited crashed into the rear end of ! the Wolverine express standing at f the South Byron Station. I Morf- than an hour late. the South | western hit the rear car of the Wol I verine. and crumpled the aecond coach ? from the rear, an old type moodeu coach, to flinders. Kverybody killed i wan in this car. j Only three so far have been definite | ly identified. j All the others are so badly crushed that identification is difficult, if not imiMissiltk. Those identifi*-d are: Franklin K. l/?>iiard. l^li^vod to live [in Bear l?ake. Mich.. identified by tat; with inscription. "A. K. F.. 1917. and F. and A M. Ix>dge. No. 4K." S. Ii. Ilaney, address not learned, identified hy wnlre ring showing service on the Mexican border, which b?-ais ihe inscription "S I'. Har*? *. J sergeant, ?*otnpanv F, Thirty-second J Mj< -hiuan Infantry." Ballard Jones. New York City, col ored j?ortcr on demolished sloepcj. I.Ut of Injared. Seriously injured, at Batavia Hos pital : Mr. and Mm Nathan L?iekerman, ; Chicago. ! Mrs. Frances I ?oughfTty. Flint, I Mi.-h. I Injured but able to continue their I journey : j Frank Peterson. Herkimer. N. Y . mail clerk. ! F. ?*. Kotiian. ?"hic*g?.. i ?l u. !:iiz. Syracuse. \Y. F. Bigden. Ashtabula Onio. mail clerk. ] S. L Sinionds. Kansas City: Mo i Mrs. O. Taylor. Chicago. | K II. Thornton, Muskegon. Mich, i It was a elear coM mornini. the [mercury ho\>ring n?-ar sero. and as ? the train wan a heavj- on,< It wan IdifHcult J u raite st*-am for the ft? y ran made. The Wolverine si.<xi a*. I .the station waiting to take on an extra btcomolive. Ji?m? Hear < ar. When the crash ?ame th? *>oulh w?-stem jammed the rear steel pull man sleeper through the moodeu eoa.h as if throuirh tissue and demol ished it. The crash was so s? v ? ! that all the bodies were shoved into a pile and mutilated. , A hurry rail to Batavia g.t J physicians and undertakers to the jseene and th? more seriously injured j were brought here to a hospital. ? Mrs. Dougherty, it was said to night. probably will die. Mrs. Lick : erman is in a serious condition. ? She and her husband were return- I j ing to Chicago from their honey moon trip. ! Among the unidentified dead are j four women. In nearly every ca*e the i upper part of the body mas so badlv crushed that recognition of the facial uies is impossible. Tbe <I?nesee County coroner tonight said there was no means of identification unless rel alive* of the dead would examine the clothing a??d tatoo marks on several of the bodies. Mnllar Wrerk fa Itll. Nobody on the Southmestem vis tn 1 jured and no damage was done to that train other than that the front of the locomotive was stove in. It m as just eight years ago tomorrow < ^i^ilar wreck occurred at Ba tavia station, when six persons were l kli.ed and twenty injured. i The engineer, it was said tonight. declared he. had a clear signal from ? Rochester and tnat the first signal I that he had was what is known as J the torpedo signal, about 1.:?n feet l from the other train. He said he did not see the flagman On the other hand, there are railroad men who say that th?- Southwestern pa*>cd tlm-e signals before the collision. ' The limited brought four of the dead and three injured here aboi 4 o'clock this morning. The - injured mere transferred to a special train and sent to Buffalo, where they took trains for their destinations. , ^ llo?*ie? \ rr f*h nt r n aph r j Coroner Whitcomb went to Smttk Byron with a special train that brought tight other bodies hers shortly before noon. The other bodies arrived this afternoon. Photograph of i be dead were taken b> order of Coroner Snow here, to assist in iden tifying them. Only two cars mere derailed but sll tracks were blocked until noon Owing to the sero meather the work of extricating the bodies mas diffi cult. Added to this mas the terrible condition in mhich they were from being crushed and Jammed together In the mreckage. Coroner Snom- said unless relatives of the unidentified mere heard front it would be many days before identi* fication. and that likely some of theia never would be identified. JOHN MASON, ACTOR, DIES IN SANITARIUM Bright'* Disease and Myocarditis Given as Cause. Stamford. Conn.. Jan. 11.?John Mason, the actor, died today in a local sanitarium. where he bad been undergoing treatment for the past week following a breakdown in Providence. The cauac of d^ath wa? given as Bright's disease and myo carditis. Mr. Mason had been preparing foi his appearance in a new plsv, und~~ the management of A. H. Wool, when he was stricken. Mr. Woo<1 is making arrangements for th* funersl mhich will probably be held in New York.