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Situation May Be Relieved by
Fletcher Going to Post
? Reply Today. ? j
WASHINGTON*. D- C.. Jan. 2.? :
When the American members, of the.
Mexican-American joint commission ?
had finished consideration to-day or>
General Carranza's reply failing to)
com pi v with their demand that the,
protocol providing Tor withdrawal nl
the American troops from Mexico be |
ratified, there were indications that t
efforts to enter into an agreement;
with the de facto government through;
the commission would be abandoned. .
For the first time an official admis-j
sion was made that Carranza had re-,
fused to sign the protocol. The com
missioners said they expected to draft j
their response to Carranza to-morrow.-.
The failure of the commission to
rive to Mexican-American relations a|
brighter aspect was offset somewhat,
by official intimation that Henrj I .j
Fletcher, confirmed as ambassador to (
Mexico almost a year ago. was about
to start for his post, where American:
interests are now represented by a
clerk. The report that General PeI??" ;
ing's expedition soon would be
drawn, regardless of Carranza s atti
tude. also gained fresh impetus, and it
was understood the administration ,
had this move under very serious con-;
sideration. . j
Mr Fletcher conferred with Presi-j
dent ' Wilson after to-day's cabinet j
meeting, and later referred inquiries
as to whether he would go to Mexico ,
to President Wilson and Secretary .
Lansing. No statement was forth-p
coming from the White House or the;
State Department.
No Immediate Withdrawal.
Secretary Baker said no plans for j
immediate withdrawal of the troops
had been considered. It is known. .
however, that army officers are press
ing stronglv for their recall, contend- ;
ins that in "their present position they;
cannot do effective work toward pro-;
teeting the border: that they are in a ;
bad strategic position, ana should be
brought oat and distributed along the
border, with plans perfected for send
ing a. force across the line at some
more desirable point, if the occasion
should arise in the- future. (
Eliseo Arredondo. Mexican anibas-:
*ador designate, announced during the
dav that he had been summoned to
Mexico to confer with General Car-,
ranza regarding the relations of the:
two nations. This was construed ir
some quarters as indicating a deter- ^
mlnation by Carranza to withdraw his,
diplomatic representative. Mr. Arre
dondo stated, however, that he expect- 1
ed to return within ? few weeks to re- ,
sume his duties, and the fact that the
Pnited States was contemplating sena
ing its ambassador to Mexico City ad
ded weight to the theory that if Mr.
Arredondo was not continued in hi>
position here another envoy would I be
sent by Carranza. Mr. Arredondo s
faiuilv remain in ^ ashington.
' Ramon P. Denegrl. former consul
central of; the Cananza government
in San Francisco, will act as charge
of the Mexican embassy temporarily.
The text of the protocol Signed at
Atlantic City was made public b> tht
American commissioners tonight
the first time.
TOTCt Of Protocol
* (Signed at Atlantic City. N*. J- Nov*
e,"S??iSndum' ?f agreement signed
this twenty-fourth day of ^0^f??er,
one thousand nine hundred anrt slxteen.
bv Franklin Iv. I,ane. (.eorge <;ra>
John K, Mott. special commissioned of
the President of the t nlted ?!;
Ymerlca and t.uls t'abrera. \ gnaclo
Bonlllas' and Alberto | Panl fecial
t'ouiiuis^i^n^rs <">? the itizen rtr.
of the Constitutionalist Army
with the executive power of the Mexican
n a,t" AJtTI CI, 31 I ? The government of the
United States agrees to begin the wltn
drawn I of American troopsfrom Mexl- ,
can soil as soon as practicable, such
withdrawal, subject to the further terms j
of this agreement, to be completed no
later than ? "? that ls 10
(Continued on P?C* El^ht.) i
Motive is That She May Enter |
Peace Conference as an
Independent Povver.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 2.? American
Ambassador Elkus has forwarded
from Constantinople, an apparently
authentic article from a semi-official
newspaper in the Turkish capital giv
ing the text of Turkey's repudiation
of the guardianship of the great pow
ers which was created by the treaty
of Paris of 1858 and the ? treatv of ,
Merlin of 1876.
-No official notification of Turkey's!
action has reached the state depart- '
ment. Neither the German nor Aus- j
irian embassies here had any word!
of their ally's action although it was!
not unexpected.
One of the motives of the repudi
ation. it was said, was to permit
Turkey to enter upon a peace confer- 1
ence as an entirely independent j
The l.'nited States will take no action!
in the matter as this country was nut <
a party to either treaty and does not
consider that its rights are more parti- 1
ctilarly involved through the .specific;
action than through Jhe whole general 1
Turkish situation. " j
Turkey has made the war and her al-;
lianceji with Germany and Austria the;
occasion to do away with many treat i'-s :
and disabilities Imposed upon her by |
other nations for the protection of their)
nationals. From the outset many
months have passed before Turkey has ;
openly admitted such action through of- |
flelal statement. The most serious step
she has taken which affects the fnited
States has been the abolition of the so
called capitulations, by which Ameri
cans ^ind other foreigners were entitled
to trial In their own consular courts.
The significance of Turkey's repudia
tion of the treaties of Paris 4tu1 Berlin,
officials here believe, i?; a question en
tirely dependent upon the outcome of
the war. I
Recommends Purchase of All;
Commercial Stations for I
Country's Interests.
WASHINGTON? D~ C? Jan. 2. ? !
An absolute government monopoly of;
radio communication as a measure of
national safety was advocated to-day
by Secretary Daniels in a letter to the
commerce and marine committees of
the Senate and House, outlining tlio
Navy Department's views on the pend
ing radio control bill drafted by an in- 1
ter-departmental conference.
"The bill covers the purchase of,
coastal stations only, that is. only
those used to communicate with ships, !
and by permitting the Navy -Depart-!
inent to open all of its stations to com- !
mercial business would discourage the
extension of any existing commercial
systems or the organization of new
systems." the Secretary wrote. "The
department strongly recommends that
the committee provide for the pur-'
chase of all stations used for commer-J
clal purposes. The value of existing j
stations is constantly increasing, and
decisive action at this time will result i
in a saving of public funds." I
The/ letter urges that existing coas
tal and commercial stations in the
United States, Alaska, Hawaii. Porto
Rico and the Swan Islands be pur
chased within two years, "and that n<>
license for private operators hereafter
be granted to extend beyond that pe
riod. It adds:
"Firmly convinced that the above
provisions are absolutely necessary!
for the best interests of the nation, 1
do not hesitate to recommend that,
this matter be considered urgent."
Government monopoly, the Secreta
ry 'continues, would furnish a means
to prevent mutual interference be
tween stations and consequent hiss of
time during the night hours when ra
dio communication is at its best:;
would eliminate confusion in sending
or receiving distress signals; would
insure the maximum possible commu
nication with naval ships: would de
crease the difficulties of maintaining
radio neutrality, and would make pos-j
sible a military censorship in advance
of an outbreak of hostilities.
I LONDON, Jan. -:40 a. m.? The j
Daily Mail in h long editorial ? ^is ;
morning condemning the Saloniki ex
pedition, and, in effect, demanding its I
recall, declares that the expedition was ,
notoriously planned by civilians in tie- 1
fiance ot military traditions. i
"It was too late and too weak to ,
save Serbia." the editorial says. It
has been unable to assist Rumania and ;
cannot harm th* invaders there be
cause no modern army can traverse;
the roadless mountains between balon
iki and Rumania."
The Daily Mail contends that if the
troops diverted to Salon iki h<id been
on the western front in 19K. they;
might well have turned the scale there
and that Rumania then never ^ould,
have been invaded. |
"The expedition continues the
newspaper, "is a continual sttain on,
resources ? men. shipping and muni
tions. By keeping the Balkan force
too large for defence and too weak for j
attack we seem ? to be playing t lit.
enemy's same. A much smaller torce I
would sufTice to hold Saloniki, U that]
,-c desirable. * * * German reserves j
are not infinite, hut they are large ;
enough to render it dangerous for us:
to waste a single man. Our solrlier? .
and the allied soldiers.did not commit
this folly and they would be delighted.
If it were undone as far as an> mio-j
take can be undone."
DOVKfi. I Jan.- - ? Organization of |
the Delaware legislature was blocked to-.
? jav. by factional differences among tlioi
1 Republicans who arc in lb* majority in
the state senate anil the Democrats who
a--* in the majority tn the house. The
senate block was due to the Instance of
fhe three Progressive Kepubllean mem-;
hers upon being allowed to "*me
president pro tempore. Six ballots wer<?
taken without choice. ,
The House fight was over the nomina
tion of speaker and a division of the
other officers. Hervey P. Hall ^as non,- i
inated for speaker at a caucus ^ blch ,
four members failed to attend and the
resistance of these four prevented ni - 1
ganlzatlon. Adjournment was taken un
til tomorrow.
BALTIMORE. .Ian. 2. ? All alleged
violations of the "dry" laws or vir ,
pin la and West \ irginia by Baltimore |
liquor dealers aVe being investigated
bv the local and federal authorities, it
was learned today. According to the
police, a gang of men on certain even-;
ings of each week carrying suit cases,
leave for points in Virginia and West
Virginia. These suit cases, it is de
clared. contain whiskey in bottles.
It has also been learned that jitney
buses are being used to transport
whiskey into the two states.
' SEATTI.E. Wash.. Jan. -. ? Fire that
brok1' out t fcMi* o'eloelt this morning
in the business district of Valdez.
Prince William Sound. Alaska, destroy
ed nearly all the business district of the
famous old mining town It is reported
I that the ilr?- broke out simultaneously,
in half a- dozen different buildings, and!
; that incendiarism is alleged. Tho in
tense colcl made tire fighting impossible. |
A steamer l*-fi Cordova for Valdox with)
supplies and ihe Stfuiiiship Spokane
which sailed from Seattle tonight, took
groceries anil other supplies for the 650
I inhabitants of Valdex.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2? l-\?r the first)
time a woman. Aliss Jessie L. Simpson'
of St. Louis, has been granted the privi-j
leges of the floor of th?* Senate, r^he I
was appointed secretary :o the Senate j
foreign Relations Committee tonight by i
Senator Stone ami is the first woman ? o I
serve as secretary of i Senate Committee |
a position, carrying with it the privilege j
of the floor. Miss Simpson has been the!
Senator's secretary for a number ofj
years. j
Japan To Arm Merchant Ships;
Fears New Submarine Campaign}
. I
WASHINGTON. i>. C.. Jan. 2.? ?
Japan, through the embassy hero, no-,
titled the State Department to-day of!
I her intention l<> arm her merchant:
ships defensivejy, and requested in-,
formation as to .whether any special |
rules had been made by this govern- j
?nusnt for passage ?S|* ships so armed j
through the Panama Canal.
This was the tlrst official inforiua-i
lion that Japan intended such action,!
and was interpreted in some quarters
as indicative of fear of German sub
marine operations on a wider scale
than so far attempted. Japan has a
large tonnage passing through the ca-l
nal and has suffered seriously from I
German undersea activities, partial- 1
larly in the Mediterranean. While noj
submarines have appeared in the Pa
cific so far, Uritish naval experts have
said that information in the hands of'
I To Meet Threatened Deficit
j at End of the Fiscal Year
I ? Has Big Job.
| Washington. ?'?" -.?The v?*'
'lent of raising additional
tho government to wo.d Jh - <*? - *al
ssi em M ?" r:-"
lions thai ail in in is i_ra J ion
rom-ress an* rfvicwins , !u\ , T. " t
list to consider ihe advisability ut
inl-u-ina tariff duties on other corutno
t; .mi col'w rubber and wool
iSiTinSM #"
'^Revenue to be derived from thw"
Iroir Zrc.-. "ill foil f?r
?<iim reeded unless there 's a rauii.
e -is Um Sward of via; tariff Uuimjj or
iirinallv proposed on them. ^
i Saml before the Ways
'rnmniittee bv Ireasutj Dtp.u tini.nt
pvnerts aie said to show that under a
niaxinmnt tariff of iive ^c^pVnoV'
'ZW VhT?* fiVrnVS am.i.?lly ?n<l
Km? " *" derived from pr.nwi.e.1
bond issues.
The chief remaining articles on the
free list not eliminated by the po ey
of non-disturbance of such big indujj
, tries as the iron and steel "a le n
elude cocoa, drugs, undressed fut >
and skins, meats, oils. POUitoe.-. b lK
1 and tea Other articles on the free IUl
??? ?
amount of revenue which small tanft
duties would yield. ,
assess. % x^r'Sro^
! mirier heaw excise and tariff taxes,
1 but some officials feel that consider
ably more revenues could he laised h
i imiioslnc additional taxes which would
not add appreciably to the cost to the
I C?inEtl'ws now are that President
I Wilson will leave the problem to the
iwavs and means committee, and wtlli
I not" find it necessary to make t"00?'1"!
mendations to Congress to rover the
a? t? the revenue to he <le- I
1 ? 4 i > v* nl'irlutr tnrit'f <!utlos "n \iitu
?^^rvVftSKnthi fr*- in ili
hands From those estr
WriSlV?.?!'. ?na.r <-onsider?..?
SSSd Viclw ?? "j"" ?;
from one-quarter to one-hfill .1 "nl ?
wool, 'rubber urn! j
tffi .assrs
StrH^ lnerino rather than ad-valorem. I
Iicf^he enllection of ad-valeorem tariffs |
i complexities lackitiK In the ease
of "necirie duties. Tf specific, a three t?
or spe * ? 1 * - T nt-iff on wool would :
-Sfr,o fS5m f'ur'flflh" of ? .-?,
onr. ind one-quarter cent a pound: on ,
rubber approximate!,' from two to three
cents and on coffee from one-quarter to
onO"hnU' fl cent. ^ -
llecision Of the Supreme fourl Tbursdaj .
the application of counsel l"i <r",s'' :
i or-olect Thomas E. Campbell. t<>r .u
writ of mandamus to compel 1 ?>"? ? "
C. u* V Hunt to turn ov-r his .
I nnn rs C?mpt*<-ll. aec"inp>mied <?>
his counsel.' called upon Mum this morn
? i n.,.,ifl .? formal f( 1 ' po>
(1uU ." hs are brouKh. m hi?- 'VVi0" "Cm" ;
. " .. i.rv iw his executive I'lflci*. All
}[?'" S.uhi.. hori. \'? l 'n- :
in tlu-lr d,,,linBs wi'h
th" pov. rnor-s of rice ?r- r...-oR,..x,nB |
"'?'vSous appointive, officials wIiomc.
resignations had ?.e< n r.M|iiesl?-.l b>
,? Hunt inforincfl ? jovernor .impt" l .
Uia ilV-ir nslciiK' ?'IU !
'? 'U;!
p?."red'.-dWhy * propyl: ion hV - f-rj
Governor Hunt to stop , !i'> to
the point ti ha'1 reach-.!. . V' i
ntnkl. up hs .r...ii s
rrnilv iiiihU'. 1 ""'r 1 *
joctiMl tl?'- propoMtion. ?.
I; \vb.. came to I'lurl la. i....r vers ato !
i-i-i.nl \labatifi was .nanpuratcfl K"^erti-|
or here to.|-.> In Ms intmu-ural j
he advocated cari yniK ?u ?h> state s j
project to drain Ihe ev.TB nde ^vHinps. (
tiled ped himself to statewide prohibit mn .
and to plnclnp -f all schools -n an equal ,
rootlnc and urc >1 iiass.'ice oi ??_!?? t" "
vldlnp for police inspection .f c.uo. lj
schools, com ents and nuneries. i
Governor Catts was ek-cied '?n a I
Democratic - Indeoepdent - rrol.i bit ion
ticket aficr lie had been dei-ated toi
the Democratic nomination by a small j
til** admiralty and the exploit of the j
U-53 in Its raid off the New England
coast indicate that it is quite possible j
thai they will operate there later. '
There are no canal regulations im
posing special restrictions upon vea-l
sels armed purely for defensive pur
poses, as the United States holds that'
such armament does not deprive ai
ship of her character as a peaceful!
merchantman. A proclamation toi
safeguard the neutrality of the canal
was issued by, President Wilson on
November 13, 1914. It was designed
particularly to govern the passage
through the canal of belligerent war
ships, and set forth that any ship,
belligerent or neutral, armed or un
armed, should be subject to the re
strictions placed upon warships if it
was employed by a belligerent as a
transport, tteet auxiliary or otherwise
to aid hostilities.
Was Part of Loot Secured by!
Villa in Chihuahua City ?
Troops to South.
EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 2. ? An ofll-:
cial reporj. received here to-day by!
I Andres Garcia, inspector general of
| Carranza consulates, from General
[Francisco Murguia, at Chihuahua j
ICily, announcing the capture of
large quantity of war munitions in a
cache at Ton-pros, in western Chihua
hua. was the first admission by the
1 Carranza government that Francisco
j Villa had succeeded in obtaining a
: large quantity of ammunition and
arms in Chihuahua City during his re-(
I cent occupation of that place.
j The message stated that 6.000
i shrapnel shells, 13.000 rounds of rille
cartridges, 400 rilles. S cannon, a num
? ber of machine guns, hand grenade?,
uniforms and army stores of various j
kinds had been recaptured.
Torreros. where, according to the
telegram, ihe cache was discovered!
by General Hernandez's forces, is on !
the Mexico & Orient Railroad.
Refugees arriving to-day from Santa
Rosalia. La Boquilla, Jiminez and I'ar-i
ral said Carranza troops held (he ra 11- j
road line and surrounding country be-;
tween Chihuahua City and Santa Ro
| salia, with a well established base at
I Santa Rosalia. This contradicts pre-J
i vious reports thai. Villa, was between'
i Santa Rosalia and Chihuahua City
I with his main column and had driv/n
! the He facto outposts toward the State
capital. |
T roops Go South.
These refugees left Chihuahua City!
Sunday. They reported seeing two
trains of .de facto troops leaving the
jrallway station for ihe south, and said
two other trains were under sleatn at
the station ready to leave late Salur
I clay night. They also reported Car
1 ran/a troops moving south from Santa
I Rosalia when they- left there Heeem
. ber 2R.
Villa, they said, was somewhere
south of Santa Rosalia. The.-e refu
gees confirmed the killing of Howard
| Gray, or Weeks. Dr. C. H. Fisher and
I the disappearance of Alexander Ri
?caud. They also reported thai Or. L.
| II. Knopf a German physician, had
I been arrested by Carranza forces at
Jiminez because of alleged activities
'with thr> Villa army, and had been;
|seni to Mexico City under guard. :
i Smallpox was reported to he cans
| ing many deaths in Santa Rosalia and
other towns in (hat vicinity, and also
| at Santa Eulalia, east of Chihuahua
Government agents here have re
I ceived a report thai wounded Carran
t za soldiers had been sent, inio Chihua-J
lut.'i City from the south, indicating a
| fight with the Villa forces somewhere
j south of the Slate capital. Compara
tively few iroops were in Chihuahua
| City now. it was added. General Mur
guia having taken a large pari of his
force south to luce! Villa outside of
i the ciiy. i
I. ITT I, K III"" "K. i >rk.. .Ian. ? .1 udgc j
| Jacob Treiher. In I'nited states district ';
eonrt here today made permanent a
temporary order restraining ihe Seeiv
| lury ? ? f Slate from revoking the Ar- ;
Kansas charter of tie- Western Cnion
Telegraph company. The s> eretary hud!
.?mm 'iin ei>(| that hf* won Id hold a hear
ing on a complaint l?.v William Over-'
man. Tif Mot Springs, who alleged that'
lie had filed a suit against '
lion and thai it hint, caused the ?nTT j
io In* i ranst'eiffii from lie- slate tn that
f.deral eo?r;s. tf iiviTinan proved this ?
assertion, the See re la ry .?(' Stale would !
|.e compelled under a stale law to re- j
v*l{e ii?, \i Uai.sas ehnrtcr of ihe corp
ora t ion.
I! :
Mot at noon. :
Hearing's hegrnn by Interstate J
Commerce Committer on supple- i
mental^' railroad labor legislation !
suggested by Presidont Wilson.
postponed until tomorrow action j
on Senator Hitchcock's resolution to
endorse president Wilson's poace i
note. i
Considered Senator Townsentl's !
1:111 to crcat" a retirement roll for 1
volunteer officers of the civil war. I
Adjourned at 5:40 p. m. to noon j
Met at noon.
Brlfradlor-G-enernl Crozier, chief
of the anny ordnance testified b?.*
fore militavy committee on appro,
priation hill.
Postofflce appropriation hill was
Considered Hughes vocational j
education bill.
Reslg-natlon of Manuel Quezon as
Philippine commissioner was an
Adjourned at 6:03 p. m. to noon
Kl. I'AS<?. Ti-s.. Jan. - ? flf ports wt'r*?'
I *'???! h?r?; lonlchi. of fighting bo- j
I wifn outposts "f Villa fnivs ami a rio-|
ipclimrnl from lln> .1 unrest garrison at
I. us Mcilanns. 3f> iiiik'S smith of J un res.
The skirmish Is said ti< linve h<*en for
possession nf u Von] tinin. ' "'arrniizu of
ficials in .Itturex deny reports of fight
ing, II
'says railroads are
Purposely for Later Argument
Against the Adamson Law
| ? No Statement.
i CLEVELAND, O.. Jan. 2.? W. G. |
Lee. chief of the Uroiherhood of Rail
way Trainmen, issued a statement:
here today, charging that the railroads j
of the country are permitting delays;
to trains and overtime which would
not ordinarily he permitted, in order
to prove the enormous expense that
would follow obedience to the Adam
son law. The statement asked wheth
er if the supreme court declares the i
law either constitutional or invalid the!
brotherhoods should continue to await I
the eight hour day. !
Lee denied report published today
that a seated statement putting Ihe
Adamson law situation up to the men
had been sent out by the chiefs of the
four brotherhoods.
It was learned from an authoritative
source today that the general chair
men of the four brotherhoods will,
hold a meeting in Chicago, January 11 j
to consider the situation.
Tne statement says:
j "The railways enjoined the govern- 1
ment from enforcing the Adaiusun law.
"AiUlit ional litigation therefore will
very; likely be st?i by Hie railways1
mi t'lie plea of ib-lermiliillK 'To whom
docs ihe la "A" apply or how docs it apply.'
"Already lli' railroads are permitting
I deiays to trains, overtime made, etc..
i hat" would not be permit lei. under nor
mal eiimlit ions.
J "Kecall tl" you ran vi instance where
I lalior organizations ir.ivr attempted to
enjoin the ?foverriinenl from enforcing a
I federal statute. Stn li irtfanU'.a ; Ions are
"Uetnembrr. t lie railways are not en-'
"lt?'ini-inlxT. t!ie railways ar enot en-]
joining the brotherhoods hut are enjoin-!
in a thf government.
-Tin- i|tn-stion is. after t !n- supreme
' i j- r has sai< I the law 'is' or 'is not'
constitutional, shall tin- employes who]
I 'resilient Wilson and I'oiisre.s derlaivdj
should have the eight hour basic work1
day t'oriiet their request ami continue toj
wait?" j
While More Prisoners andi
! War Materials Are Taken |
? Quiet Elsewhere.
Ami in Mir Russian and Rumanian!
1 Torces along the Moldavia and Dob- j
rudja fronts have been compelled to |
civo grou nfl ? trpTOT-T5- rh e advance of the j
i Teutonic allies. At several points on ;
i lie Moldavian front however, retro- :
grad reports the dispersal nf bands ofj
invaders under counter-attacks.
The drive of the Austrians and tier- j
mans eastward from the Transylvania i
Alps into Moldavia has given thenij
additional points ol vantage while j
Field Marshall Von Mackensen's army,
operating northward into Moldavia, is;
approaching the bridgeheads of Foks*
hany and Fundeni. between thei
lUizeu river and I lie Danube, however,,
the Russians and Rumanians continue!
to hold their positions. j
In Dubrudja the Russians have been:
thrown bad; on lit" town of Matchiu,;
opposite lira i I a. in the fighting on all1
t hose fronts, according to Berlin, more,
prisoners, machine otitis and war ma-;
terial have Tailed into the hands of i
the Teutonic allies. i
Aside 'from the Rumania theatre i
comparative nuiet continues on all!
I he fronts, although there have been;
somewhat spirited engagements on !
the French line and in Calicia. Along;
the entire front of the Austro-Italian J
theatre i here have been vigorous artil
lery duels. The situation in Mace-j
donia remains unchanged. i
The operations on the front in
France continue to be carried out,
mainlv In patrol parties and by the j
artillery wings of the belligerent ?
armies. Near Vermelles and north of
Yptvs German patrol parlies sue-!
ceeued in reaching British trenches!
but later were driven out with heavy J
casualties, according to the British!
war office. On ihe entire Belgian]
Iron: the artillery duels were violent, ?
while in the Verdun sector near Mar- ;
daumont and Bezonvaux there has ;
been considerable shelling by both
sides. In Gaiicia. in the Brody sector,!
the Ausiro-Oennans launched attacks'
against the Russians but were re-,
pulsed. The Russians attempted en-;
(Continued on Faye Elffht.)
\V AS it I N'O T( ?X. .1 a n -. ? S pn ln's re- i
??fiit note I" Germany on th<? submnrino
.MH'sti'iii whs mil lioriiat ivety described
today as not hiivbit; be?n us severe as
pres.-. ilespatehes iiom .Madrid have In
dicated. Ponlidenital informal ion re- !
, l ived here with ;i statement!
issued !?> lie' S'?;iui;:h embassy indicates;
ili-it ill'1' published version confused the
ii'-i.- wiili ."ii official statement eoncern
i!,i; tip situation iriv-n to lie* Spanish
new s|.:ii"'is ;it lie* time the nolo whs
?i n- < iiilmssay's .s.nieniont follows: s
??It is tioi correct thai tin? Spanish;
js-ivoriiin'-nt lias addressed a note to
i i'Tinany. :i iiriii the submarine contro
versy. in ill*' i ? ? rin* reported by tins
American pre^s "n liecembcr 20.
"Thf: ? Spanish jjovernmeni merely
pine to th.' Spani?b press an official
statement concerning tho attitude of
Spain sill'-*- She beginning of the war
upon the fj ii'*s t ion of the sinking of
Spanish vessels by .submarine* in order .
In tiink" clear its position and to rectiij'|
err>?rs in public opinion at home."
I 'IT'S despatches describinK the note |
wt'*. to the effect that Spain had de- 1
tiotnd'-d observance i.if the tioclnrsllon
of London, and that her protest was
more enerjietlc than that of any other j
netttiiii. IniludiiiK i be I'niied Stales, j
WASHINGTON. D. Jan. 2.? ',
Progressive-Republican Senators again!
to-dav prevented confirmation of the'
nomination of Winrhrop M. Daniels to.
succeed himself as a member of the j
interstate Commerce Commission. j
After several hours of discussion;
and a succession of dilatory motions, j
the Senate adjourned to-night In the
midst of executive consideration of
the nomination.
Commissioner Daniels' term expired
vesierdav. and the administration is
anxious that his re-nomlnatlon be con
firmed as soon as possible. h
Reflected in Statement of Ger- ,
man Official ? Replies
to Accusations.
BERLIN. Jan. 2 by wireless u> Say
ville N Y )? The German impression
if 'he entente's reply to the peace
proposals of ibe central powers was
reflected todav in a statement
to the semi-official Overseas News
aeency bv I)r. Mamraann, who until
the turn of the year was djfector of
the intelligence, department of the
foreign office. This comment was not
bused on the official text of the en
tente's note, as thus far onl> the \er
ston supplied by the Havas News
agency from Paris has been recetved
here. .
Dr. Hammann, who collaborated in
the important work of the loreign of
ice 5? month. said that consider*
1 ion bv Germany and her allies of a
neace offer dated back as far as
October. At that time the intention
was entertained of making an ho,ie?^
and sincere attempt to prevent further
useless bloodshed. Being asked as to
the general impression created by the
entente reply, he said:
?If t am to evpt'ess an opinion in a
few words, it is. this: Instoad ot taking
place on a judge's chair. Apparently Oie
KiUente forgot nothing that could possi
bly influence neutrals against us.
-The point of the accusation, however,
in which I ho largest space is allotted in
the Entente note, is 'the martyrdom or
Belgium.' Hut If on.- desires to pass
judgment on 'the martyrdom of Belglt in
one must .-peak beforehand regarding
-n.>uit-nl and loyal nelglum and this
Belgium had ceased to exist long before
i>ie war.- 1 do not want to speak about
i he documents which we found Infirus
sel? and which have been published.
Thev <-!.n he rend by everybody. I on >
wish in single out one poin' which up tc
now has not been sufficiently ojuisidercd
the report made by Baron ^relndl.Bt-l
gian minister at Berlin, dated December
23, 1911.
-This clear-sighted statesman then ex
plained forcibly that already at that
lime the Entente was inspired b>. noth
ing but the one' thought of encircling
German v from the north. As proof of
this. Uarnn Orcindl t| noted the outcry
started in Paris and London a sho/t time
before when the 1 Hitch plan to fortltj
Flushing had liecome known.
Sixvi?l Dispatch to the hrtellljwicer.
CLARKSBURG. W. Va.. Jan. 2.?' Dem
ocrat lc- party workers, especially those
who have been classed among the ae
servin?. were stunned today when an
nouncement was made that party lead
ers had Picked J. f-lorner Davis, one of
the wealthiest business men and pioper
tv owners of Clarksburg, as the succes
sor to .1 Curl Vance as postmaster ot
Clnrksburg. Mr. Vance resigned the
office Saturday.
The program arranged by the bosses
was for Congressman M. M. Neel>. of
Fairmont. to present Uis ^commeiula
tioti or the upopini ment of Mi. Da\ls to
President Wilson this alter noon. As the
recommendation has been dul> O l\
bv the bosses, the appointment and its
confirmation by the Senate are expect
ed as a matter of course. I
The selection of .Mr. Davis has
aroused a storm of indignation among j
ti e rank and tile or the Democrat 0
narlv in the community, not because he
!snot "iuall.icd to hold the PosKlon hut
because there are so many other lapabK
men of fewer business and property :
Interests in the Un- of succession whose
appointment would be more exp< ' ?
Anionic these are Krnest P. Lewis, i
Clarksburg lawyer, who fur >'cal *
has borne the brunt ot Democratic cam
paigns as city and county chairman.and
Dr .1. W. Johnston, also an active party
worker, both or whom had been nun
?oned as probable successorstoMr
Vance. Criticism is also heard of an:
evident Intention of party loa?.K r? to
make a sort of family afiair out of the j
Clarksburg postoffic?.
N'liW YORK. Jan. ? Nine hundred
and sixty-five refugees from Belgium ]
and Russian Poland arrived here to- I
night, from Rottvrdam on the steamer
Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland-I
American Line. The Belgians number- |
ing l"21. were brought lv-rc hy the Bel
gian Belief Society of c'hieago. through
the efforts of Kather John Devllie. of
I'lllcago. who has been engaged in rel'u
cee work abroad. They will make their
homes with relatives in the middle
With the Belgians were 7-H Russian I
I'oles in charge of Henry < '. f'zaro. They
ha<l been Sent over hy l he aid of various |
Polish societies. Many of the children '
among the refugees wire inadequately]
clothed, but the American Red Cross dis-|
patched to the liner In quarantine a sup-j
ply of 25.0 children's outfits including i
underwear,, caps, mittens and. stockings, j
to keep the youngsters warm on their |
journey to the west.
The ship's officers reported that as I
the liner was entering the harbor of
Falmouth. Kngland, on Decent her 21. a
mine speeper sent ahead of the steam
ship to clear the main channai of possi
ble mines, struck a mine and was blown
up. Seven of the crew of eleven were
John IC. Biro, a first cabin passenger,
claiming to he a naturalized citizen of
the United States, w:us taken from the
Nieuw Amsterdam at Falmouth. He was
suspected by the British authorities of I
carrying messages out of Germany, lie |
Is a native of Hungary.
NEW YORK. Jan. 2? Concern was feltj
in marine insurance and shipping circles,
today, for the safety <>f the White Starj
Steamship Georgic. one of the largest,
cargo carriers in the world, which wast
,due to arrive at Liverpool December It'.,
hut has not been reported. The Georgic.
sailed from Philadelphia on December,
a for Brest and Liverpool with a cargo'
insured in New York City for $1,000,000.
Local officials of th? line believe the
steamer may have been disabled and
that t'aptain Summers, her command
er, fearing to betray his position to
German submarines did not send out
wireless calls for aid. The Oeorgic usu
ally carried from 12. "00 to 14.000 tons of
cargo' on a voyage.
PITTSBURGH. Jan. 2 ? Increases in
salaries of all teachers .and other em
ployes of the Pittsburgh schools receiv
ing JTS a month or less were approved
by the board of education today. The
increases are approximately ten percent
and will affect 51S of the 3,100 tcachers
and employes.
Approval of Course by Senate
Goes Over to Today by ;
Unanimous Consent.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. ? The en
tente reply rejecting the peace pro
posal of the central powers was *
cabled by the state department today ';
for presentations to Germany and the
other belligerent governments whose
diplomatic interests the United States
represents at allied capitals. To save
time, the cabled English translation
was dispatched" from here and Ambaa
sador Sharp was instructed to forward
the French text direct from Paris.
It was authoritatively stated during
the dav that President Wilson had ?
not decided what, if any, further move
in the interest of peace he might
n;ake, but was keeping an open mind
on the subject while waiting for the .
entente's answer to his note propos
ing a discussion of terms by the bel
ligerents. No official comment was
forthcoming on the peace reports from
Paris indicating that the reply to the
president in effect would be the same
i as that given the central powers.
Discussion of the advisability of
'legislative action approving the course
of the president in sending his note
occupied the senate for more than an '
hour and will be resumed tomorrow.
Action was delayed by unanimous con
sent because Republican senators In
sisted that the question, was too im
| portant to be disposed of hastily and
'should be considered by the foreign
j affairs committee.
Particular interest attached to the _ 1
'statements during the debate by Sen.
! Stone, chairman of the foreign rela
i tions committee, who had an hour s
conference vesterday with President
: Wilson. In "this connection adminis
I tration officials took pains to make
clear that the president did not seek
action by- congress, though, of course
she would not like to see. a proposal .to
endorse his policy defeated.
Discussion Opened.
The discussion began when Senator
Hitchcock's resolution to approve the
note, introduced just before the holi
day recess automatically came befon?
the senate for consideration. DemcH
cratic leaders, including Sen. Stonj*
urged that the resolution should
passed without delay or prolonged^
debate, in order that the presidents 1
position might be given approval by a
co-ordinate branch of the government
which has authority in international.
Senator Lodge, ranking Republican ?
member of the foreign relations com-;j
Imittee; Senator Galllnger, the minors
|ty leader; Senator Borah and other
1 Republican Senators vigorously insist
I ed that Senator Hitchcock consent to
let the matter go to the foreign rela
tions committee for careful considera
tion. They did not oppose the pur-.,
pose of the resolution, but expressed
the view that the proposed action was
fraught with such international im
portance that it should not be acted
upon without very careful conslder^^
tion of all phases of the war. situatlfK
and not. until a Senate committee *Sd '?
an opportunity to study the exchanges i
of belligerent and neutral govern-?"
| ments which have followed the origi*
I nal Teutonic note to the Entente al*
I lies suggesting discussion of peace.
There were strong Intimations to
night that the Republicans will insist
upon thorough debate if Senator
Hitchcock persists to-morrow in his
demand for a vote with reference to
a committee. Such a discussion, it
was pointed out to-night, might lead ;
i to another general debate on the Eu
I ropean war situation, such as charac
Iterized the controversy at the last '
I session of CoDgress over the right ol
(Continued on Pag# XlgW.)
Police Searching for the Man
? Jealousy Believed to
Be the Motive.
facts bearing on the life of Ma*ie"V
Colbert the artist model found mur- v
dered in her apartment here late
Saturday night under mysterious y'
circumstances, were revealed to tfie
police today by a city employe who
said he knew the girl and her ramlly. '?
Running out many clues which ha?$
not yet resulted in an arrest, the de
tectives worked on the mystery trom
a new angle in tho light of tbls In
formation. '??>
The son of an up-state brewer, ?
questioned for hours on Monday by
detectives, was again sought today,
but he bad left the hotel where he
was a guest and could not be located.
Miss Colbert was Infatuated with a
t'ni vorsity' of Pennsylvania graduate
ami former football player but they
hail been estranged for several months .
th? authorities say the municipal em
ploy.- told them. Several weeks ago,
the man. who lives at Cynwyd. a bu- .-.'t
burb, sought reconciliation and arranged
for a dinner partywith the young wo
man on New Year's day according to
the detective's Informant. One theory
of the police is that another of Hiss
Colbert's admirers 'learned of the re- ? <
conciliation and began a Jealous quarrel ^
that ended with the girl's death.
The police today tried to locate th?
young Cynwyd nmn but did not succeed.
They expect to find him tomorrow. To V
show the depth of the Kirl's Infatuation V
for him. the city employe Is said to have
related an alleged incident in which &
Miss Colbert, in a Jealous rage attacked
the young man at a hotel ball because
she had not been invited and because
The authorities are now convinced
The authorities are now convinved
tliHt a .wealthy clubman from another ?.'<
city who had been under suspicion, la
not the slayer. A further examination :V;
today showed that the girl was beaten
and kicked but that death was due to " ? >:
strangulation. Her front teeth were ?$
knocked out an& a silk stocking was
tied tightly about her neck. 3
WASHINGTON, D. C., JM. t? - 'l
Forecaat: ""igs
West Virginia, Ohio and Western
Pennsylvania ? Probably rain and ^2
warmer Wednesday; Thursday flair. -J

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