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123- NO. 124.
[on "Account of War, Vienna
•ffill Not Make Much Show
at Funeral of the
fr Emperor., ..
[pitns Being Made for Final Honor# to
Franr Josef and Crown
0' lug of the New
(Continued on page 5.)
[Forty Cents Per Day Program
is Being Cut Down as the
Cooks Gain Experience.
|[United Press leased "Wire Service]
CHICAGO, Nov. 23.—Health Com
ulsMoner Robertson's diet squad went
Pato the second day of ttte two weeks
*kge, well satisfied with the opening
cay menu. The three meals yesterday
less than 39 cents a person. In
dications mm the average price per
win be leap than tan easts
I funeral of Emperor Franz Josef, and nesday morning when his
[the assumption of the throne by, his. valet went to waken his master,'he
!!=!!«,. phariM Fronds Joseoh found London unconscious in his bed
ss. s,"1 r'.n.rT
day that departure would be made Physicians were sumnKmed whode
from the rigidly formal and richly clared the author was suffering from
I ceremonial customs which heretofore a touch of ptomaln poising or acute
I ttava marked ttlA nttsslnsr o£ OQ6 SOV- lDdl8G8tiOQ London W&A ATO 86u
S&%id the lending of the with dlfficiJtr.
of another. The pall of war sclousnw hefw noon
fcmgover even t%e pall of soirow, pawgd to fTP. lTi,ni«ih
ie date for &e Interment ofJtho fhto ws*ttifya*|«n»er«urgnrtW^fc
•ins of Emperor Frans Josef has however and
Mingling with the half masted na- stomach, but thought It no more than
I tlonal colors, were great streamers of indigestion.
[mack. The great columns of the Jack London,'who wrote so many
municipal and state
[wrapped In the mourning badge and
[their fronts air but covered with the
Found Unconscious in Bed and
Passed! Away Wednesday
Evening at California
Man Who Wrote "The Call of Che
Wild," Had Been Tramp, Sailor,
Prospector and
[United Press Leased Wire Service]
SANTA ROSA, Calif., NOT. 23.—
Complying with a recently expressed
wish of the dead author,'' the body of
Jack London, novel tist and adventur
er, who died at his Glen Qlen home
last night, will be buried privately
Friday. Pew of the literary folk
whose friendship he possessed and
who loved his writings and London
himself, wUl be In attendance. Ao-
Bidden W«d-
were tales of* adventure himself, had
[the cortage and its escorts would be vagabond and "hobo." Marfy times
I of the simplest possible fcfm. was 'jailed as a "vag" but he saw
The emperor had bepn failing for all the United, States and Canada
I months. Age was rapidly telling on and even roamed about England. In
[him by his low* resistance to cold
Bchoenbrunn paik. If It was inclem-1 of the Wild," and Jack London leap
I cat bo exercised in the glass covered ed into literary fame at a "bound. He
barracks-like stiucture connected to had found himself, and from that
I Bchoenbrunn palace. time forward he advanced rapidly.
I Ceremonial of investiture of the He wrote prollfically, having made it
I Archduke Charles Francis Joseph will a habit for years to do 1,000 words a
probable be postponed. He has al- day—no more, no less.
ready assumed the reins of s'over- Several years ago London became a
Itignty automatically. "gentleman farmer." He purchased
The new emperor has literally been a laj*ge estate at Glen Ellen and there
l"crammed" during the past two years presided over a wonderful ranch. He
I to preparation for his kingly duties, labeled the valley in which bis place
•The Archduke Francis Ferdinand as- was located "The Valley of the Moon
jsassinated at Sarajevo, had gone and finally wrote about it. Recently
liot yet been fixed, but It probably ftousnew
hrill take place a week from today, fore death which "conwed at 7^.46 last
Vienna was literally wrapped in a
jihroud today. Th» city's mourning died from gaatro-lnteetinai yp
I for those lost in the war was intensl- uraemia.
I fed by universal sorrow for the late Wben London retired Tueeday
emperor. night he complained of a pain In hW
soonlost con-
]|fe atory that rivaled that of
any 0f
[pall. Francisco forty years ago, as a child
The emperor's body will lie in jje roamed the streets of this city.
I«tate at the Hofburg—the Imperial For several years, up to the age of
[palate in Vienna—a building the aged ten, he lived on ranch as. His peo*
[emperor never liked and which he pie moved to Oakland, where London
[never occupied except on formal state was educated in the public schools.
Jons, preferring the beautiful He graduated from a grammar
[Bchoenbrunn palace, in Schoennebrun school at the age of fifteen and lm
[park where he was born. From the mediately entered in a life of wild
[Hofburg, the late sovereign's body adventure. Successively he became a
I will be carried through Vienna's nar- salmon fisherman, an oyster pirate
[bow streets three short blocks to the and longshoreman and then shipped
1 church of the Capucins for interment, before the mast. The seven seas he
[Ordinarily this funeral parade would sailed for two years.
[hare been a ceremonial full of pomp Returning to San Francisco he now
land color—but Vienna dispatches to- began a series of land adventures,
[day indicated that on this occasion, tramping the
his heroes. Born in San
country over as a
1897 he entered Oakland high school
The slightest draft affected him. A but quit "by request," he said, and
[troublesome cough hung on despite scenting new adventures' in the re
I tfforts of his physicians. His vitality cently discovered Klondike, went
was sapped. He frequently fell asleep there. His year of life in the arctic
lit his desk and roused himself with crystallized his literary ideas and
in effort. But to the very last the furnished the Impetus that ma^Se his
emperor kept up his work schedule— success as a writer sure. He had
irlBing at 3:30 in the morning and written half a dozen books before
being at his desk shortly after four that but none had attracted atten
o'clock. He left the palace invariably tion. Returning from the arctic he
-if the weather was fine—abou» began to pen a series of tales of the
noon and took a short walk in Alaskan trails. Then came 'The Call
(Continued on page SJ
Six pretty -women on the squad
were hoping they could Fletcherlze
their scientifically prepared food In
quiet today. Photographers and
newspaper reporters swarmed about
the tables yesterday and film artists
set up their lights to film them. One
of the party has already received an
offer of marriage by reason of her
membership on the diet squad.
Here is the second day's menu:
Breakfast: Apples, rolled oats, not
biscuits, butter, coffee.
Luncheon: Hamburger steak, but
tered hominy, apple sauce, currant
cake, cocoa.
Dinner: Purre of 11mm beans, New
Silence From Rumanian Army
Has Created Uneasiness
,+x+Qzer WhatJfey Have
•v. Happened.
Brltlah Air Raid on German Head
quarters at zeebrogpe, was
Moat Successful
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
LONDON, Nov. 23.—Bucharest has
not spoken since Sunday concerning
the German claims-of entire success of
the Teutonic enveloping movement in
Wallachla. This silence created con
siderable uneasiness here today as to
what had become of the Rumanian
army which German statements—the
only ones obtainable so far—have as
serted is penned up in that section of
Rumania south to the Danube from
the line across between Orsova and
Mi.itary experts pointe'd out today
that the logical section from which
troops would be drawn in reinforce
ment of the retreating German-Bul
garian army nprth of Monaatir would
be from General Von Falkenhayn's
Austro-Hungarian-German forces, re
sponsible for the sweep into Rumania.
For this reason, they were gratified
with the continued northward progress
reported achieved by General Sarrall
le's allied forces, nojv operating out of
the newly captured Monastir.
Berlin statements have acknowledg
ed reinforcement of the army oppos
ing this advance. But if the Serbian
French-Russian-Italian drive continues
with as much success, experts here
look for further and greater withdraw
als of German troops diverted to the
German-Bulgarian troops' aid probably
from Von Fattcenhayn's forces. Any
considerable diversion of his troops
would certainly weaken his offensive,
possibly in sufficient measure to per
mit of a successful stand by the Ru
manians and escape from the jaws of
the German vise.
The Serbs have now reached a point
twenty-flve miles east of Monastir.
Successful Air Raid.
LONDON, Nov. 23.—A successful
air raid against German hydroplanes
and naval forces at Zeebrugge was
announced in an admiralty statement
Yesterday, it was declared, naval
aeroplanes dropped bombs over rie
seaplane sheds at the Belgian port,
now held by the Germans and alao
on German destroyers anchored
alongside the Chmole. A destroyer
was hit and the sheds damaged by
the bombs.
Twenty-second Aeroplane.
23.—Lieutenant Guya-
emer brought down his twenty-second
German aeiibftlane in an aerial action
reported in today's official statement.
The nigBt was calm along the en
tire front, the statement said.
A Long Island man who imagined he
was good-looking and said so In a mat
rimonial ad, has disappeared. He re
and loelved
anij Constitutfon-Bemoc-'t.
Typhus Fever Cases
Discovered in Illinois
Two Suspects There, Both of Whom are Mexicans Em
ployed by Santa Fe Railway
[United Press Leased Wire Service}
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Nov. 23.—One case of typhus fever has been discovered at Sur
rey, Warren county, another is believed! to exist at Galesburg, aooording to the an
nouncement of the state board ,of health today. State epidemiologist, E.
vestigated the case at Surrey and reported the victim has been taken to Fort Madison, la.
Dr. Godfrey is in Galesburg today investigating the reported case there Dr. Drake, secre
tary of t-h* board, is in Chicago conferring with officials of the Santa Fe. All cases reported
are among Mexican laborers employed by the Santa Fe.
Expansion and Increase of Fa
cilities Would be Help in
Cutting High Cost
of Living.
Counsel for Roads Telle Investigating
Nsw Track Is
[United (Press Leased Wire Service.]
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.—An in
crease of the nation's, transportation
facilities would help shatter the high
cost of living, A. P. Thorn, counsel
for the railroads, told the Newlands
congressional railway investigation
committee today. Appearing as the
first witness against the body which
plans an extensive inquiry Into the
relations between the railways and
the public* Thom argued that the rail
ways now are under a burden which
prevents successful marketing* of
their securities and a consequent lack
of development.
As for the high cost of living, he
"There has been less than one
thousand miles of new railroad con-
structed in the United States during ,belief
the past year. This is less than any
year since 1848 except the period of
the, civil war and with the cost of
living daily advancing, owing to short
age of supplies. This might be rem
edied by securing access to new
areas of production. Railway facil
ity must grow if the commerce of
the country is to grow and all men of
affairs recognize that this requires
constant influx of new money."
Railroad regulation he held "is the
result of a spirit of anger that grew
out of real or fancied abuses In the
Thom contended that the time has
come "for the proper element of
helpfulness to be introduced into
the system."
f^ailroad regulation is a permanent
part of the American government, he
said, and the railways realize their
first duty is to the public. Adequate
facilities, rather than cost, is pri
mary public consideration, he declar
ed, pointing to the willingness of ship
pers last summer bo "pay almost any
thing" to market their goods when a
railway strike threatened.
Less Suspicion.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.—Pleas for
taore adequate railway facilities, les«
suspicion of railroad management and
better credit conditions, were made
by the railways today to the New- pressor.
lands railway investigating commit
A. P. Thom, counsel for the rail
roads, was slated to bespeak a
broader and more helpful attitude to
the rail lines so they may spread out,
increase America's business and oet
ter serve the public.
While the inquiry into the relations
between transportation and the pub
lic proceeded, the justice department
and railway attorneys tried to reach
an agreement on what case to take
as a test of tbe constitutionality :t
the (Adamson eight hour law.
The M. O. and G. case yesterday,
calling the law unconstitutional, was
held .not to be sufficiently typical,
hence the Union Pacific and Santa
Fe cases, slated foi* hearing at Kan
sas City today, may be used.
I Another Hft to School.
CHICAGO, Nov. 23.—A gift of $300,
000 to the proposed 110,000,000 medi
cal school of the University of Chica
go by Frederick H. Rawson, was an
nounced her* today. Baws«L,ia presi
flpi at tkS flWan XjMt k«
Nf .f23, 1916
Godfrey, in­
Defense of Frank Smith, Who
Slew Woman After Drink
ing Six Bottles of Lean-.
Red Oak Trial Becomes Warmer as
the Attorneys Clash Ovsr tho
Admission of
[United Press Leased Wire Service.]
CEJNTBRVILLB, Iowa. Nov. 23.—
That the ghost of Frank Smith's fath
er, like Hamlet's ghost, ordered him
to kill Mrs. Alice Gerlach, was the tes
timony expected to be brought out
when defense of Smith opened today.
This promised development featured
tt o* a trial already remarkable for Smith's
that Ms 80J1 caUed to him from
the grave and hls.belief that Mrs. Ger
lach was author of a bloodsplotched
threatening letter.
An hereditary taint, Smith's further
conviction that Mrs. Gerlach used to
"crow like a rooster" when she passed
Smith's residence and the fact that he
drank six bottles of alcoholic lemon
extract on the day of the murder will
help to make up the defense of in
That Smith had acted like an insane
man at the funeral of one of his sons
and later at the funeral of his father,
had frothed at the mouth and talked
to the dead body being lowered in the
grave, was testimony offered by the de
fense today.
The defense motion to have the
court direct a verdict of acquittal and
dismissal. Smith's lawyers declaring
tile state's own witnesses testified tt?
his abnormal mental state, was over
The attempt of Smith's attorneys to
prove possible self di-fense was frus
trated by the state's lawyer? when thij
icur harred defense witnesses who
would hava testified that Mrs. Gerlach
was a dead shot.
The court ruled that such testimony
could not be Introduced because it has
been shown Mrs. Gerlach was the ag-
The opening of his defense did fiot
have any visible affect on Smith, who
continued his mien of insanity in open
court. He sat with his face buried In
his hands, apparently oblivious to hi3
surroundings. The defense is expect
ed to consume one week.
Ax Murder Libel Case.
HE7D OA3C, Iowa, Nov. 23.—An ef
fort to discredit Mrs. Alice Willard,
star witness Cor Detective J. N. Wilk
erson in the $60,000 slander suit by*
F. F. Jones, followed by a legal clash
over admission of further testimony
regarding an alleged piece of Joe
Moore's squll, comprised Thursdat
forenoon's session in the trial wtficn
now promises to extend far into next
J. W. Delaney, Villisca jeweler, was
on the stand when Attorney R. W.
Beeaon for Jones, objected to Defcney
answering a question concerning the
bloodstained piece of skull, said to
have been displayed ty W. B. Mc
Caull in his Villisca pool room within
jOonUnosA, on. page t)
Sends Telegram of Congratu
lations, With Best Wishes
for a Most Successful
Republican Headquarters Will
Closed In Few Days and State
merit of Expenses
[United Press Leased Wire Service]
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.—Presi
dent Wilson today sent the following
reply to the message of Charles
Kvans Hughes congratulating the
president on his re-eelction:
Charles E. Hughes, LaurelJn-The
Plnes, Lakewood, N. J.
"I am sincerely obliged to you for
your message of congratulation. Al
low me to assure you of my good
wishes for the years to come.
Hughes telegraphed the following
to Mr. Wilson last evening* "Because
of the closeness of he vote, I have
awafTted the official count in Califor
nia and now that it has been virtually
completed, permit me to extend you
my congratulations upon your re
election. I desire also to express my
'best wishes for a most successful ad
Will Close Up Office Now.
NEW YOtRK, Sov. 23.—Following
the concession of the national elec
tion to President Wilson by CharleB
Evans Hughes, it expected republi
can headquarters in ITew York, will
be formally closed within a few days.
Wm. R. Willcox, chairman of the
campaign committee, is expected to
return to his law~practioe. Rumors in
New Y°rk have linked Hughes' name
with several prominent law firms.
Cornelius Bliss, treasurer of the
campaign committee, will make a
complete statement of expenses inci
dent to the campaign, today or to
Paying Off Bets.
NEW YORK. Nov. 23.—The last
stakeholders who held out to the fin
ish for Chas. E. Hughes to concede the
re-election of President Wilson before
paying off bots, were busy today send
ing out checks to the winners. It was
estimated that about $3,000,000 in bets
will be paid off by tonight.
Everybody Support President.
NEW YORK. Nov. 23. After
acknowledged defeat and President
Wilson having replied to the mes
sage of congratulations from Charles
K. Hughes, Republican National
Chairman Willcox today declared it
was now time for everyone to get'
behind the president and give him
undivided support.
"I would have expected the demo
crats to take the same action we
took' had they been in our position,",
said Willcox, commenting on the de-1 the explosion occurred.
lay marking the dispatch of Hughes'] Survivors were landed
message. "But now that it is all Greek cities.
over, it is tinie for every one to getj
tlnued, "though I have heard some
talk along this line. We waited un-:
the people who voted for Mr. Hughes
might have felt we were not doing
everything possible to protect him
and make sure that the ballots were
counted as cast."
Admits That He Controls the
Price and Says Nothing Can
Interfere With Him.
[United Prees leased Wire Service
CHICAGO. Nov. 23.—Jas. E. Wetz,
who admits he is the egg king of the
United States,
tottering when United States District
Attorney Charles Clyne finishes his
Fair and colder. Local temp—
7 p. m. 47 7 a. m. 37
Germany Charged1 With Com
mencing- New Campaign of
Terror Against All
Her Enemies.
Accounts differ as to the number
the Britannic had aboard or in which
direction she was proceeding when
behind the president. either in' continuation or denial of a
"I know of no irregularities in the Metalled story from Athens, printed
vote in California," Willcox con-
iQ the Dauv
fQr tbe
til the official count was practically I taneously fired torpedoes at opposite
completed because we felt otherwise
T^ken for Granted That Britannia
Was Sent to the Bottom by
Torpedo of Sub- /-s
[United Pres*( Leased Wire Service.!-!
LONDON, Nov. 23.—With new de-,
tails of the sinking of the hospital,
ship Britannic received, making it
appear certain the greatest British
ship afloat was the victim of a Teu-,
ton submarine, press and public alike
today united in bitter condemnations
of what was termed another example,
or German' "fri^htfulness."
One belief which found a cumber
of supporters was that Germi*v- is.
starting out on a new campaign of
"^rightfulness." Frequent report*,
from Germany have indicated con
sideration by the government of re
sumption of an "iffiHmitcni 8ubtaarin»
•warfare. The deportation of Belgian
citizens is already being carried out
despite intercessions by most of the
nations of the civilized world. Third
comes yesterday's torpedoing of the
hospital ship.
It was pointed out here today that
there could be no mistaking the
character of tho Britannic. No sub
could have failed
to identify the ship, not only from
the fact that she carried the nsiuil
hospital Emblems, but because ehe
was the biggest ship of her kind in
the world. That the vessel was,
therefore* the victim of a deliberate
attack was the verdict here.
The admiralty did not add anything'
further today to its formal state
ment of yesterday that the great ship
waB sunk by a mine or torpedo with
a lossv of fifty lives. Athens dis
patches, however, seemed to dispose
of all doubt that the ocean leviathan
had been destroyed by anything but
a German torpedo. Considering the
large number aboard at the time,
surprise was expressed here that
there was a small fatality "list. Tho
Britannic, however, was known to bo
one. of the most thoroughly equipped
of all passenger liners.
at various
admiralty was silent today
"chronicle, asserting
tWQ reuton"lc
(Continued on page 6.)
"Last year the public said I was a
fool for speculating in eggs," said
Wetz, "and this year I am calked a
criminal. Did any one accuse me of
being a manipulator last jrear when,
I got Btung along with the rest?
"This is the brokers' year, and as
for me, I am going to sit tight and
watch the prices climb up and the
public can pay—I am going to squarQt
find his throne
accounts for la^t year."
Wetz he dpfirs inVestigators
lislative or
food probe. wetz bought most of his eggs last
Wetz, after admitting that he con-! spring. The 6.QOO.WO dozeh were
trolled 72,000,000 eggs, and could bought at an average price of twenty
swing the price as he saw fit, said: cents. The average wholesale price
"Well, wbat are they going to do {today is frorty cents. His book pro
itf 4today lp more than $1.000,000
submarines lay In wait
stannic and that both simul-
giant vessel.
theae it was sald,
Willcox said he would return to
Lakewood today and remain over
Snnday. He will then resume his
laW*«practice here. Hughes, he said,
plans to remain at Lakewood for ihe
present. He said he did not believe) according to the newspaper Echo Da
the former Justice had as yet con-. Beige. The Belgians, it was declar
sidered any definite plans Cor the!
One of
its mark.
but the other struck.
Two Months In Prison.
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 23. Two
months imprisonment is the punish
ment meted out by German author
ities to Belgian deportees who refuse
to do the work tlieir captors demand,
otherwise, to bring
down the price c? eggg
4 today lp more than $1,000,000

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