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LATE EDITION LATE EDITION VOL XXX. NO. 164 -CHATTANOOGA, TtiNN MONDAY ISV EN I Nil, JANUARY 14, 1018 PRICE: THREE CENTS ; FOR SIP YARD RESERV TIJE GH Ap FTAMOOGA N :. - .. . .... r" I mng given; of final breach inpeaceparley Armistice Extended to Feb. 18. j Negotiations May Be Re-, sumed at Warsaw. " 5. E NINE IS GUIDING MOVES Trotzky -Too " Willing to Meet Germans. . t ' h Russian Propagandist Litera , ture Having Effect Among Teuton Soldiers. ' i London, ' Jan." 1 4. -Warning of the possibility of a final breach in theNv Eusso-Gerntan negotiations is the outstanding feature of the current news from Petrograd. In the meantime, according to the correspondent of the Daily Mail w in the Russian capital, the armis tice has been extended until Feb. 18 and" the Russian delegation re turns to Petrograd tomorrow, but the negotiations will be resumed after an interval at Warsaw. Premier Lenine has returned to Petrograd and Is reported to be taking an important part in guid ing the negotiations with the central powers. The correspon dent of the Daily Mail says some extremists are dissatisfied with Foreign Minister Trotsky's con . duct of the negotiations, thinking he is too willing to meet the Ger man riews. : The Fetrogiad correspondent of the Dally News reports that. the Germans are doing1 their utmost to stop frater nization at the front. He Interprets this to mean the bolshevik propa ganda is having- Its effect among the German -soldiers. ' .-' V-K- , '. . ' "'ThfltjptTmans'' confiscated ' allcofieH .if the Fackel, a Russian newspaper printed in German, containing a full account of the Brest-Litovsk negotia tions, and other propagandist litera ture. Notwithstanding: this, he adds, the , German soldiers crawl across the Ger man lines to obtain a copy of the pa ; per secretly. . 1 Krenstadt Horrors Re-enacted. .A dispatch to the Times from Odes sa describes the disorders at Sebas topol, In which sixty-two naval offi t:ers were killed, as two days of butch ery in which the! horrors of Kron stadt were re-enacted. It Is added that most of those killed were mem bers of the committee which In 1912 under the old regime held an Inquiry Into the rebellious sailors' revolution- . ary union, which resulted in the exe cution of many sailors and the exile of others. The affair, apparently for- . gotten, has now been brought up i gainst those responsible who were re garded as meriting death. The town of Killia, at the mouth of 1 he Danube, another dispatch to the Times says, was looted during the Christmas holidays by soldiers sta tioned there, assisted by hoodlums. Much of the town was burned, the rioters firing the buildings after the houses and shops were sacked. The population- fled In terror. Some crossed into Rumania, while others scattered into the surrounding coun try, where they, are destitute. Still others came to Odessa by . steamer. 'J ne perpetrators of the outrage also came to Odessa, where they were al lowed to take trains north without being molested. National Loans Annulled. The ' superior council of national commissaries, according to a Reuter dispatch from Petrograd, has drafted a decree declaring null and void all national loans issued by the imperial and bourgeois (Lvoft-Kerensky?) rov. crnments. All domestic loans held by foreigners are to be annulled without reservation. Tne Only loans to be de clared valid are short-term loans and me series or tne national treasury. . r t LABOR NOT AGREED TO . GOVERNMENT PLANS London, Jan.. 14. The house of commons reassembled today, all interest centering in the promised statement by 8ir Auckland . Geddes, minister of national ter- vice, en the government's man power proposals Sir Auckland has beeen holding conferences during the last few days with trade union leaders. The aim of the minister of na i tionnl service Is to obtain a sub stantial agreement with the tabor men on the government's proposed military service bill the primary object of which Is understood to be to secure reinforcements for the army by releasing a very large number cf young and fit men . now doing civilian -work In fia v ticnal and scn-.i-nntlonal capaci ties at home. A majcrity of the trades union lenders virtually have agreed to co-operate with the government In tWs combing out process, but' the hop. stewards of tne engineer ing and shiEhulIding Industries have not yet given their adher ence to the prr posal. - They refuse to accept any agreement made be tween the government and the trades union officials and demand on the , other -hand. Immediate con scription of. wraith and bdequate provision for war victims. Between 420.000 and 450.000 troops must be raiswl at once in this country, Sir Auckland Geddes. minister of na- tional service, told the house of com ' irene" today. ' MINERS' OFFICIALS MUST . ' EXPLAIN TO HIGH COURT Washington, Jan. 14. President Frank J. Hayes and nine other offi cials and members of the United Mine Workers of America were today or dered by the supreme court to show cause wny tney should not be de clared in contempt of court for violat ing injunctions restraining; repre sentatives of the organization from or ganizing employes of' the Hitchman Coal and Coke company, of Wheeling, W. Va, , The court ordered the miner's offi cials to appear in court at noon, March 4, "to show cause why they should not be adjudged guilty of contempt of the, supreme court and of its au thority and jurisdiction and punished accordingly." , r ; SOLDIERS AID IN : ?lQtWG:'FII( Quartermaster's Buildings at Washington Barracks Burn. i. ... - ' ' .Gasoline Tanks Explode. - Washington, Jan. 14. A quan ' tity of army' supplies, including ; $1,000,000 worth of food, was d . stroyedi the quartermaster ware ohuse ruined and several other buildings damegad by a firs today , at the Washington" barraoks, oe- oupied by engineer troops. A large part of the city's fire apparatus -was called upon to fight the flames which were given impetus by' the explosion of a quantity of gaso line stored in one part of the big warehouse , After a hard fight cf an hour and a half, the fire was extinguished. An prunancw uuiiumy wwriiammfc m ijuw m - tity of small arms ammunition was endangered, but solders removed what. was stored there. The origin of the fire has no! been disclosed by offeials at the post. A limited quantity-of clothing and shoes was destroyed. Washington, Jan. 14. -Firs t broke out in the quartermasters' '' department buildings' at the Washington birracks this morn ing. Three alarms were turned in - and a large 'part of the city's fire , fighting apparatus scon was' on . the scene. ' '.Vw '-..' . Tha, JUuiidlngwiraocaieo: on th tJiiltea StSTSfe arsenal grounds along the river front at Four and One-half street, southwtst. Buildings on the grounds- include the United States army war college, far removed from the other structures, and borracks and officers' quarters occupied by men of the engineer corps. As the Are gahied headway a fourth alarm called fire apparatus from mora dirtant pcints.- The office buildings 'of the quarter master department and the warehouse were the first to catch. In the ware liotfsp, which occupied about a city block, was stored a quantity of gaso line. This scon exploded ami intensl fled and spread the blaze. The fire burned fiercely ami the firemen had difficulty in keeping It from spread ing to near-by buildings. In the ware house was stored clothing, shoes and other suDnlies for the army. After almost an hour's fight the firemen were gaining h- adway against the flames, but it appeared that the warehouse would be entirely con sumed. Soldiers stationed nt the bar racks hastily removed ammunition stored in the ordnance building near bjfc and asristed the firemen in fight ing the flames. Police sent to aid were barred from the grounds by soldiers and no one. other than firemen and army officers was permitted to go wltnm tno en closure. YONHERTLINGTO RESIGN OFFICE London, Jan. 14. According to telegrams from Berlin oday. Count Von Hertling, the German chancellor, is ill and will probably resign shortly, says ai. Exchange Telegraph dispatch. lW.OOOVOLUNTEERS SHOVELING SNOW 60,000 School Boys Help Be-move-Drifts Railroads Re sume Limited Service. Chicago, Jan. 14. An army of work ers, estimated at more than 100.0QO, In cluding some 60,000 school boys, today resumed the attack on the great snow drifts, which, for forty-eight hours, tied up railroad traffic in this city and vicinity and caused what the health authorities termed an alarming shprt age of fuel and milk. ' Every one of the twenty-seven steam railroads entering Chicago ' re sumed limited service today, but offi cials said it wonld be several days be fore anything like normal passenger schedules could be- established and perhaps a week would elapse before movement of freight trains would be put back on the same basis as before the storm. All coal in the railroad yards was commandeered by County Fuel Ad ministrator Raymond E. Durham and orders ere given to the railroads to divert coal on tracks to the most avail able yard or team track. The snowrall on a level ior ine two rreat storms of the week were offi cially announced at 24.7 inches. This In. itself would have given no more than temporary inconvenience. It was as serted, but the high winds accompany ing the snow made drifts that brought trouble. , ' CREATE RESERVE OF VOLUNTEERS Shipping Board to Recruit 250, 000 Workers from Ranks Not Now in Government Emoloy. Washington b' f!r- uon oi a t J? ierve of ? jSprkers is , 4ing board. 250,000 st planned b The men uitea witn the assi.f , Jte defense councils'' Jfg will be re cruitedA 7 jgVtfnks of those not nowSsii 3 ji go -n.ent work. Organization will be started immediately; The four minute men of the committee on public information will assist in te- recruiting by speaking in the theaters of the auntry. The me. i will be held in reserve and fed into the ship yards as their services are needed! At present lack of hous ing facilities at most of the yards pre vent the empl oyment of many more men. A bill probablv will be intro duced in congress this week providing for an appropriation of probably flOO, 000,000 for housing purposes. shipsmusthave: coal-garfield , - . . At CXpenSC Of DOfTieStlC COfr sumers, Vessels Carrying .Supplies to Army Over k seas to Have Fuel. Washington, Jan. ' 14. Ships carrying' food and munitions for the American overseas forces and the allies must be supplied with bunker coal, even "at the expense of domestic consumers and. factor 7 ; : ies manufacturing war . supplies." rate was justified in Illinois, Wlsoon This rule was annauaced todinw4uwt-theHtKted .4att eeettoB ;'PuelrjLdmihlstrato Garfield. Mr. Garfield said the primary in terest of the fuel adm inistration was to supply coal to householders and to manufacturers of essentials, but there must le no interruption on that or any other account of the prompt movement of supplies to the fighting fronts. SEVENTEEN PERSONS KILLED IN ACCIDENT 'Houston Tex., Jan. 14. Seven teen " persons were killed and twelve Injured early today as the result of the derailment of u north bound Houston & Texas Central pessenger train which left hero for . Dallas late Sunday. The accident occurred at Ham mond switch, six miles south of Bremond. Two steel coaches directly be hind the mail car were c umpled into shapeless masses of v -ckage, and It was the passengers aboard ' these who made up fiie toll of cas ualties. Rescuers worked in the dark with torches, placing the nine reported injured aboard an express car, which was imniedi- " ately started for Waco. Of twelve bodies' known to have been taken from the wreckage, one was a woman, two babies, two beys, two were soldiers and the other five male civilions. Five additional boHes were later re ported found In the ruins of the sec ond steel coach. No identifications have yet been made. Several of the dead were naaiy scalded by live steam escaping from broken betting pipes of the shattered dny coaches. The Pullman ccrachea did not leave the rails, according to reports from relief parties. The accident was caused ny tne splitting of a switch at the Hammond blind siding, according to the baet in formation obtainable. The engine, tender, baggage ana mail cars passed over the switcft safely, but either a broken brake beam .. ... . At- A ., or other lauit causea me iruuw w the first steel coach to leave tne mam track over the .switch point ditching it and the next conch following,- botih being crrshed by the Impact of the heavy Pullman's which, however, were but slightly damaged. The train was No. 17. known as tne Owl, and left here at 11:30 last night The wreck occurred when the head end xoach split a switch. .The loco motive, tender, haggnge car and mail car had parsed safely over, but the first COacn, Wlin several uwrr took the siding. Several cars were overturneB. Hammond Is on the main line, .six miles south of Bremond and 137 miles north of Houston. The rail road wires to Hammond went down during a heavy rainstorm. , Georgian Killed. The dead Include J. I Hall, of Col quit Ga All'of the ot Uentlfled dead and injured were residents of Texas and Oklahoma. Hall was Iden tified by a letter found in his pocket GERMAN SPY GUIDED ALASKAN LINER ON ROCKS Seattle, Wash., Jan. 14. Fed eral agents asserted here today that a German spy pilot masque- . rading as a helmsman under the name of "William Swanson" stood at the wheel of the Alaska liner . Spokane when she crashed onto the rocks ofT Idol Point B. C. on the night of Nov. 2!. 1917, while bound fr-m southenstern - Alaska i for Seattle with 237 passengers. FORECAST REQUISITION ..-;0F SAILING VESSELS .. . Washington, Jan. 14. Requi sition of all American sailing vessels were forecast today, , -when the shipping boara re- ' quested the department of commerce to report the loca- - tion of such vessels. " Secretary Eedfleld replied that ITS sail- , Ing ressela with a cargo carry ing capacity of 426,000 tons, now are within or adjacent to . AmerlosA .territorial waters. RAILROADS LOSE IN HIGH COURT f Illinois-; Central' and Twenty , eight Other Roads Fail in ' Fight on Two-Cent Fare. Washington,-jfan. 14.The Illinois Central railroad - and . twenty-eight other roads, by an opinion of the su preme court tody, lost their fight to have the Illinois 2-cent passenger far law set aside. . - Federal decrees dismissing proceed ings instituted by the Illinois Central to restrain the Illinois public utilities commission from placing into effect the 2-cent rate were sustained. ' The Illinois J-cent passenger 'rate law case grew out of, an attempt by railroads to apply to comnieroo wholly within that state a rate of 2.4 cents a mile, fixed by the interstate com merce commission for commerce be. tween interior Illinois points and St Louis, Mo, and Keokuk, la. The Il linois public .utilities commission re fused to recognize the rate and or dered it suspended, threatening with prosecution any railroad that attempt ed to enforce it The 2-cent rate law went into effect July 1, 1907, when fares from Illinois points to St Louis, which had been on a 3-cent basis, were reduced to Z cents a mile plus bridge tolls. This rate remained in effect until Dec. 1, 1914, when Illinois carriers advanced their passenger rates between t Louis and Illinois points to 2 1-2 cents a mile, but left the rates be tween points , inside the state un changed. The year following, the in terstate commerce commission in the western passenger fares case found that a rate of 2.4 eents a mile for in terstate fares on certain Illinois rail roads was fair and that a similar eecttoaf ot 'the country. Business Men Complained. On June 14, 1915, the Business Men's league of St. Louis complained to tnn Interstate commerce commission that the rates then in effect between Illi nois towns and St. Louis were dls criminatory. The Keokuk Industrial association, of. Keokuk. Ia.. intervened, declaring that any change made in the rates affecting St Louis also be made regarding that city. In a re port made the following month, the commission found that the rates then chareed between the two Missouri and Iowa cities and Illinois were fair and reasonable, but found that the maintenance ot lower passenger rates from Chicago to Illinois points re sulted in undue preference and ad vantages in -favor of Chicago and those points and ordered the estab lishment by Oct. 16, 1916, of passen ger rates not in excess of 2.4 cents a mile so all discrimination would be removed. . . In a supplementary report, the com mission instructed carriers to prepare schedules of rates between Illinois points and St. Louis and Keokuk on the same basis as those charged be tween Chicago and other Illinois points. An a result of that order, the railroads filed with the Interstate com merce commission and the Illinois pub lic utilities commission tariffs on a basis of 2.4 cents a mile for the trans portation of intrastate and interstate passengers in Illinois. These rates were to have befcome effective on Jan. 1, 1917. Because of threats made by Illinois authorities to Institute legal proceed ings against the railroads, twenty nine carriers on Nov. 20, 1916. filed suits. against the utilities commission, the attorney-general and the state's attorneys for the counties through which the railroads run askiAg that the commission be enjoined from sus pending the 2.4-cent rate and the others be restrained from bringing any suits against the railroads for putting into effect the rate fixed by the commission.' The railroads charged that the state 2-cent fare law was void In that it conflicted with the or ders of the Interstate commerce com mission and the commerce clause of the Constitution. - , Dismissed for Lack ef Equity. The state authorities in their an swer alleged that the federal commis sion's orders were so vague. Indefinite and general in their terms that en forcement would be impossible should the carriers desire to resist but added that the railroads bad attempted to apply the order to all intrastate rates In Illinois, as well as to rates not in cluded in the reports and order of the commission. It was further charged that the commission had no power "to make an order which, in the guise of removing discrimination between these snecifled localities, will operate to strike down all intrastate regula tion in Illinois. Denial that the ex isting tariffs had resulted in any "un- RAIN, SAYS BILLY 'POSSUM I ve always ad mitted B. P. was first-class. But the question's been set tled for sure. The draft board has acted, e x mptione, alas. Were too weak in the knees and de mure; So if limericks must languish and weather fore casts Give way to ' the priming of guns. You may know that one 'Possum Is IT'S iVllLt & pumping 'em fast To put a new crimp in the Huns. The weather? snow or rain tonight and warmer; Tuesday and continued warmer. rain or snow - I HURRIED IN BERLIN ' ' German Political and Military Leaders Meet With Emperor Petrograd Dissatisfied Over Trotzky's Conduct of Negotiations, Which Appear Again to Hae Been Temporarily Broken Off. . U.S. TRAWLER 4 REPORTED LOST Admiral Sims Tells of Sinking of Small Craft All Mem bers of Crew Saved. Washington, Jan, 14. An American trawler operating in European waters has been lost. Admiral Sims reported the sink ing of the little vessel to the navy department today. 'All members of the crew were saved. The trawler was lost, Admiral Sims reported, by striking a rock.' BRITISH AMBASSADOR COMMENDS TROTZKY Fighting' Germans With Own Weapons, at Same Time Works for Peace. London, Jan. 14. Sir Georgo W. Buchanan, British ambassador to Rus sia, In an interview at Stookholm with correspondent of the Daily" News, says the situstion In Russia' is so un certain nobody on n know one day what will happen the , next, but the bolshevik! are in such a strong posi tion no. other party at present is able to turn them eut. " He said th bolshevik! will be the ruling power aa long as they are able tokeep ttr-prbrftisis to"1 flnrifeSple; Blf George declared that Foreign Min ister Trotsky' was working whole heartedly for peace and at the same time fighting the Germans with their own weapons. His propaganda In the German army certainly bad had a certafn amount of success, although the Germans denied It Whatever happened, Sir George said, he was convinced Itussia's role as an active participant in the war was ended. EXPECT CHANCELLOR TO REPLY TO WILSON Von Hertling in Address to Reichstag May Answer Pres ident and Lloyd George. Amsterdam, Jan. 14. Most important conferences were held in Berlin at the week-end, according to German news papers. They were inaugurated by the emperor's reception to the crowh prince on Saturday when Field Mar shal Von Hindenburg and Gen. Von Ludendorff alio conferred with a num ber of leading personages. Sunday there were important dis cussions between the higher army command and Chancellor Von Hert- ing, after which the emperor hsd an udlence with the chancellor and Field Marshal Von Hindenburg. The results of these vurious confer ences will be the basis for a further discussion Monday between the em peror and Von Hindenburg, Von Lu dendorff, Von Hertling and the crown prince. It is said that Dr. on Itosenberg, assistant to Foreign Secretary Von Kuhlmann, has been summoned hastily to Berlin by the emperor and has lett Brest-Litovsk on a special train. According to the Zeitung Am Mlttag, Chancellor Voh Hertling is expected to make two speeches. One will be before the main committee of the reichstago on foreign policies and the other, will be before the Prussian upper house on home policies. The one before tne reichstag committee will probubly be on Wednesday, when the chancellor will reply to lYesident Wilson ana Premier Lloyd George, "and in ad vance to those statements that entente statesmen are stUI expected to make." MAY TAKE OVER COAL " OF CERTAIN PLANTS Washington. Jan. 14. Requisitioning of coal supplies of certain industries for distribution to householders Is one of the plans under consideration by the fuel administration for relieving the coal shortage in the east A general plan of curtailing the use of coal by the less essential industries will be announced .by Administrator Garfield probably tonight or tmorrow. reasonable and undue discrimination" was also made. Motions for a tem porary injunction were denied and when the case came up for final hear ing. Federal District Judge Landls or dered "the suit dismissed for lack of equity, holding that the commission exceeded its powers in setting aside the state rate law and substituting a higher rate. Appeals were then taken. The carriers based their ap peal on the dismissal of their appli cation for an injunction and the pub lic utilities commission asked the su preme court to review the case be cause motions to make the United States srovernment and the interstate commerce commission parties to the proceedings had been denied. CONFERENCES HEL1 DURING WEEK-ENl Russo-Ge'rman negotiations at Brest Litovsk apparently again have been broken off temporarily and the possibility of a final breach is not unlooked for in Petrograd. The armistice on the eastern front has been extended until Feb. 18, while it is expected the conferences will be resumed at Warsaw, Nikolai Lenine, the bolshevik pre mier, is again back In Putrograd and Is reported to be taking a more im portant part In the negotiations. There is some dissatisfaction in Petrograd with .the way which Foreign Minister Trotsky has conducted the negotia tions. . Trotsky's campaign of prop aganda among the German soldiers is said to be growing in effect and the German military authorities are doing all in their power to check It. i Meanwhile, German political and mllttary leaders have been having hur ried conferences in Berlin. The crown prince has returned to the German capital, and he, with Field Marshal Von Ludendorff and Chancellor Von Hertling, has conferred with the em peror.' The recall by the emperor of tho assistant to the German foreign secretary at the Brest Lltovsk meet ing indicates that the conference may have had to do with the peace negotia tions, the conduct ot which has caused some political furore In Germany dur ing the. past two weeks. Chancellor Von Hertling. Is expected to address the main committee of the reichstag on Wednesday and probably will answer the recent war aim state ment of President Wilson and Pre-, mier Lloyd George. The basin on the Don river has been cleared of Cossack troops by bolshevik soldiers, according to an official an nouncement The bolshevtkl are also said to have taken Kkatlneroslav, a stronghold of the Ukraine, . ' Russian sailors in Hebasto; al are reported to have killed and lynched more than sixty-two of their officers. The town ot Kilia has. been looted by Itusstnn Soldiers, who set fire to build - ctiiutiug the population to flee la ter ror. , .';' '..-! David R. Francis, the American am bassador to Russia, in a New Year's message to the Russian people, re minds them that a .separate peace with Germany would i jb them the re sults of their revolution. President Wilson's message is greeted with divided opinion by the leading bolshevik newspapers. Am bassador Francis says the message is the best greeting he can give Russia from America. Patrol encounters at several points and artillery activity in the Ypres Arras area is reported from the Brit ish front. North of the Alrne on the French front the artillery fire has been violent. Engagements, between pa trols . in the mountain ' zone and ar tillery fire along the Pluve marks the situation on the Italian front. BOLSHEVIK VIEWS OF WILSON'S SPEECH VARY Petrograd, Jan. It President Wil son's address has been widely printed and commented on by Petrograd news papers.' The bolshevik newspapers ure divided in their opinion. Izvestia, of ficial organ of the central executive committee of the workmen's and sol diers' deputies, says: "The contentions for peace advanced by President Wilson are a greut vic tory on the way to opening a demo cratic peace. We shiill hope that in the American nation we will find a real ally in the struggle for generul democratic peace." Pravda, ofllcial organ of the bol shevik party, deprecates President Wilson's address and denounces the president as a representative of American capital. Pravda says the speech masks old formulas of war. Delo Nargdo, tile leading social revolutionist paper, says Mr. Wilson's address shows that he has made great progress since his reply to the pope's peace proposals. It adds: "In their present form the American conditions may be regarded as the basis of peace negotiations and if the bolshe vik had not by their policy strength ened the military annexationist groups In Germany these conditions would al ready have been adopted as the basis of such .negotiations." "In President Wilson's speech we must note the moral victory for the peace policy of the council of national commissioners," says the Izvestia. "This is the formal reply of the al lies to the proposal of the workmen's and soldiers' delegates that they par ticipate in peace negotiations. In va rious parts of the address where Presi dent Wilson talks of the action of the workmen's and soldiers' government and the Russian peace de' ation, his recognition of their services in the struggle for peace is clearly seen. Every one who reads President Wil son's speech may see the friendly tone in which the American president speaks in the face of the whole world of the actions of the Russian work men's and peasants' government re garding the obtainin t of peac-. What now can the miserable compromisers ay who continue to prevent a conclu sion of peace? "Will they continue to declare tnat the present government has ended the possibility of peace, that It has sold itself to the Germans; that It has made a shameful peace and that It has Isolated Russia from the entire world ? President Wilson's speech Is a conscientious valuation of the actions of the bolhevik power and a well de served slap to the liars and calumin tors of our bourgeoisie and the pre tending socialistic press." STILL SEARCH FORMONEYSACK Theory That Capt. Whisler Had Accomplice in Funston.Rob-1 bery Gains Credence. . Camp Funston, Kan., Jan. 14.-' 8earch for the eanvas sack containing the money Capt. Lewis R. Whisler is supposed to have obtained when , he robbed the army bank here ' Friday night and killed four men with an xe and seriously Wounded a fifth, oontmued today with the authorities working on the theory that the array officer, who killed " himself with ' an army rifle a few hours after the mur ders were discovered, may have hsd an accomplice, who fled from the esmp in a motor ear after the mono had been entrusted to him. v 1 ; J Missing Sum Estimated. While intelligence department offi cials were inclined to scout the ac complice theory, it was believed the were disposed to place more credence in It after a search of the most care ful nature had failed . to reveal any trace of the missing money. Just how much Capt Whisler obtained was still a matter of conjecture early today and it was said by officio. tha. it might be several days before the cherttlng hb could be completed and the exact amount determined. In .most quartet the belief grew that' the sum, missing was a largo one and estimates varied from $5,00Q,tO $80.000..; Kearney Wor- 1, Jjrwaa,xlUyaiUMw ank, who was the only survivor et i.. tragedy,, ontinued to improve toilev and It was believed by the attendant ' physicians that he was practically out of danger. ';:.'..' Identified Body. . ' ' Wornall identified the body of th. dead army officer as the man who hail robbed the bank and committed the murders. The camp today was rapidly returning to normal. BODY OF FIEND'S VICTIM1: ' TAKEN TO SPRINGFIELD Springfield, Mo.. Jan. 14. The body, of John W. Jewell, one of the vic tims of the Camp Funston bank rob bery and murder, arrived here this morning, accompunled by Charles Mc Gregor, father-in-law of the decedent; Lieut T. W. Duvall, a close friend of tho young publisher, and a delegation of close friends of the family. Contrary to reports received by rel atives of the slain man, the face wus not mutilated by the ax blows from tho murderer 'and it will be possible, for the parents, widow and other rel atives to view tho body. : ' PRESIDENTBELIEVES AMOUNT OF LOOT SAMLL Kansas City, JanTTT William Hut- tig, president of the National Reserve bank here, und Interested In the army bank which was robbed Friday night at (.'amp Funston, announced today thut he still believed that the amount of money taken. In the robbery was small. He said that Friday had been a light day at the army bank, instead of a heavy one. as reported, nd that the camp was short of money. It developed today that the shipment . of $475,000 from the reserve bank to the camp, which should have reached there Friday, missed the train on which it was to have been sent by half an hour. CANADIANS RAID GERMAN TRENCHES London, Jan. 14. German trenches north of Lens were raided last night by Canadian troops, who brought buck prisoners, the , official statement from Field . Marshal Haig today says. Near Merlcourt, southeast of Lens, British soldiers were victorious in patrol engagements. The state ment reads: "Canadian troops last nighl successfully raided the enemy , trenches north of Lens and brought back prisoners. We suffered no casualties. Patrol encounters took place during the night east of Mericourt, resulting In our favor. On the rest of the front the night was quiet." Armour Plant Closes. Chicago, Jan. 14. The huge packing plants of Armour & Co. and Swift & Co. were shut down today because of the inability to -obtain coal. The em ployes were armed witn shovels and set to work clearing railroad tracks entering the stockyards of snow. Hun dreds of cattle and hogs are reported to have perished on stockears because railroads were unable to move them. ; JUDGE DEFENDANT IN -CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS Washington. Jan. 14. Contempt pro ceedings were instituted ' in the su preme court today against Federal Judge John J. Killits. of the district court for northern Ohio, by Attorney General Gregory, charging Judge Kil-Jit- with suspending execution of judgment Indefinitely against a bank emblexzler In violation of the su preme court's specific order.