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i i'j- uirenc li Mexican pesos vO1- ' iTjnza currencj m Bar silver fHmd & Harmon quotations) O Cop p JI 3791ft 50 Grains lower Idve- rtof k. steady Stocks strong: HOME EDITION WEATHER FORECAST. V Paso, fair. frot: New Malm fair. ntinnrr; Arizona, fair, warmer In north: vest Texas, fair, colder, frost. EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING. NOVEMBR 12. 1915. delivered antwhere m cents a month. 16 PAGES TWO SECTIONS TODAY. LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. single copy five cents. SAYS EMBASSIES PLOT AGAINST U. S. .V iV A WILL itti uivliEA Eli f I K 1 ' Hr The War At a Glance j U flP 6 Daoid Starr' Jordan, Head of International Peace Con gress, Calls on Wilson. ASKS PRESIDENT'S ACTIVE ASSISTANCE Switzerland Dispatch Says' Basis For Negotiations Is Being Arranged. WASHINGTON. D. C, Not. 12. Da id Starr Jordan, chanceler or Leiaad -Stanford university , aiu: head of the International Peace j congress recentlj- held In San Fran- I Cisco, told president Wilson today that a quasi official meeting of neu tral nations probably will be held some time before Ohristmgfe at The Hague. Berne or Copenhagen to attempt to bring about peace .n Europe Dr Jordan conveyed to the'prefstdent a resolution from the peace congress ursring him to cooperate with" other .neutrals in calling such a conference. Says Rulers Wouldn't Oppose. ) In a statement laid befure the oresi- ' dent bv Dr. Jordan, it was declared j that as a result of recent missions to I the go vermn en tem tHr -waxrtHg tions. it could be stated- that while the I na- nations at war were not willing them- 1 seii es to aegln negoUaUons for peace, I -tnere is nevertheless abnndant evl- ' denre that thnu hareVA ,ik .... - ministration Of ttin fnrolcrm nidifliAB nf thsse nations would wl-nnw or t ii '. not oppose affirmatfve action by a neu- trai agency to bring about a peace : w. miuuduuiMi jusni.e. i VpHl.n t.-.. .t I rrealaent 3lay Aid. I Hpnt irilmn .,h in t, hf .kl j i dent ve3 mes haf-takeiJ th? no" "." .. limes nas taKen tne no-j sition that he will be glad to do any ' thing of a practical nature to end the ' war Dr. Jordan refused to nredlet whether the peaee efforts would be suc cessful in the near future. Prepare Basis for rgottatIons. Berne, Switzerland,. Nov. 12. The committee which is meeting here to organize a congress to stadv and de termine a basis of durable peace, an nounced that it is receiving considera- pecially the I'nited States. A large delegation is expected from . , wf.v 11 viii uuuai vwuuuiCB, C Am-ira to attend the congress, whic. -win open invmner 14 ITJLITOlEl, iniobmh: 5Iilan, Italj, Nov 12 An agreement nas teached at a meeting of the Ital ian cabinet last night, according to a telegram received by the Secolo from Kome, regarding the course Italy should take in the Balkan expedition. The ministers recognized it was an urgent question, the dispatch adds, and the number of men Italy will send to the Balkans shortlv will be made known. ENGLAND WILL NOT MEET U. S. DEMANDS IS BELIEF j London. Fnc- Nov 19 n. a-., ; ammunition ior tne government oi pio xonaon, jng.. xov. ij "The Amer- ' vl...n.i oreildent Huerta lean note causes us little concern as i Tslonal presiaent iiueru menfng on the' recent note of the i -mieu outies to ureai oritam relative to interference with American trade. "Its harsh, unsympathetic tone will not make us relax in the slightest degree the grip on the throat of Germany which our sea power gives us." The Spectator believes the majority of Americans would not tolerate see ing Great Britain "stabbed in the back." ITALY ASSISTS ALLIES IN PRESSURE ON CHINA Pekin, China, Nov. 12. Charge d'af faires Vare of the Italian legation vis ited the foreign office today and sec-, onded the request of Japan, Russia. Great Britain and France that the es tablishment of a monarchial govern ment be postponed. T Cliant.-UnM .1... j...l . .. ...I.. ister stated thaTft would bVdelayeo until a suitable time could be found I for the enthronement ceremonies. ! HI I.GAHI V VXD TURKEY ' IIO- PHOTKiT TO rlR-r, I Berlin, Germany. Nov. 12. By wire less to Tuckerton. N. J ) "According to reports from Vthens received in Buda pect. the Turkish and Bulgarian minis ters at Athens have entered a protest I couched in friendly terms against the I presence of Anglo-French troops In i Greek Macedonia, as not being in ac cordance with Greek neutrality," says the Overseas News Agency. "M. Skouloudis, the Greek premier. replied, according to the Budapest ad vices, that he took notice of the pro test and that the government would do what was possible in order to clarify the situation." Our EI Paso FIELD marshal von Mackensen is pressing the pursuit of the Servians in the mountainous districts of central Servia. The fall of Veles In southern Servia is imminent after a severe defeat inflicted upon the Bulga- I nans oy tne rrencn, according to oaiumki uijraLxi. a report re ceived Wednesday that Veles had fallen into French hinds was the next day shown to be unfounded. French Begin. Artillery Attack . On the French front Paris re ports spirited exchanges by the ar tillery arm in the vicinity of Loos, while near Buz in the Artols dis trict German batteries were si lencedeby the French guns. i Ancona Loan Indefinite What the loss of life was in the sinking of the Italian liner Ancona zy a submarine in the Mediterra nean has not been definitely de termined, rrhan 263 Are Lost According to a dispatch late Thursday night from Tunis to a Home newspaper, only 225 persons, passengers and crew, out of a total of 42S on board the Ancona, were saved, which would make 203 to be accounted for. Consular advices to Washington bave indicated that 347 were saved out of 496 said to be on board. leaving 119 unaccounted for. Berlin has no official advices re garding the Ancona, it is declared there T mm wm in mm mw i.j KEPTFiiLSJ H Washington.. D. C Nov 12. State AWl partment officials are perplexed today I "e unexplained delays in getting " oeiimw oinm iniormauon on ine t sipitrngoi me uairan nner Ancona wnn-. Drobable loss of .American wasen?er&. I No""drspatchei; hadVed the"sBUte department early today, although see- "retary of state Lansing had confidently expectea to get word irora Kome. Mar I of the disaster. All information so fat i has been fragmentary. . r I " llIC "Waaler, iii luiurilHILlun so r h j,.- ft. i Berim.uermany.rov.ii. (By wire- """ r"r company, accoraing in les8'to Sa. J- I-)--Discussions in trustworthy information, has received ,,.,. .V . .. , .kJin addii.nn.i tnu.nu ..j ., "" newspapers or tne case or tne ; I3'" steamship Ancona. which was ; aauik baic Miiiiiciiaiicaa u.v a mi . pedo," says the Overseas News Agency, ; "point that, according to reliable ip- j formation the vessel, after receiving a warning from the submarine, tried I to escape and that the submarine there- fore was fully justified In using force." The news agency continues: "The newspapers further assert that all the news from foreign sources agrees that the submarine flew the j Austro-Hunganan flag." I JannAnnntn ) Tll vs.? . Tnt7 wa rcJrivZa 'hr hv. apoiTts of t.e Italian line which owned the J neon a this afternoon from the line's ! officials in Naples. It read: "We are sorry to inform you tnat the Ancona. i 4ias been sunk." Th mHUBSrp ws a diRannointtmnt to the agent, who continued to receive many inquiries about those aboard the Ancona. HUERTA'S AGENT CHARGED WITH WARlMUNITION FRAUD London, Eng., Nov. 12. John Wesley de Kaj of New York was remanded in tbe Bow street police court today on the charge, it is alleged. by the police, of fraud in France in connection with the supply of rifles to the Belgian gov- , eriiiiienu jii ttda nwi mvncu- DeKay f?"?er'y i,ea.de-lh.e Me-d- can National Packing company WUICIl t was operated under concessions oy a fmio.- -rt.--mpni- of fvico D Kay s we known in El Paso. rope on a mission to purchase arms and IRELAND HAS CONTRIBUTED 81,000 MEN TO THE WAR nuhlm- Ireland. Nov. 12. Ireland has up to the present time contributed 81.- a men to fight for Great Britain in J the war. As fullv 50 nereent of those who offered themselves for enlistment were rejected because of physical dis qualifications. Ireland's total offering was thuB more than 160.000 men for the army alone, while large numbers more enlisted in the navy. A new depart ment for Irisb recruiting has been es tablished under the headship of lord lieutenant Wimbome GREECE ASSURES BULGARS OF FRIENDLY INTENTIONS Berlin. Germany, Nov. 12 (by wireless to Tuckerton, N. J.( "According to SSffh to ihe Cologne Gazette from 5ia,' sas the Overseas News agenc. "M- Skouloudis. the new Greek premier. has assured M. Passarow. the Bulgarian minister at Athens, of the premier's a,a,tcrc oestre in uwiuuiiii u ichui) io- jatlons between Greece and -Bulgaria. Greece, the premier assurea tne min ister, the dispatch adds, is not planning to attack Bulgaria." SBKB CAPITAI. 3IOYI5S. Pans. France. Nov. 12. A disimtch to the Havas agency from Athens stated i Thursday, says the Servian government nas retired trom ntrovitza toward Kruchevo. northeast of Prlilp. STKAJIEK RIH.VEIiAXD SU.Mv. London. Bnfr.. Nov. 12. The British steamship Rhineland has been sunk. Up to the present only one survivor has been landed. Has Never CHAMBER tmim mm Lib fil UnL'l MTOFFi ! Italy Hears Germans and i Bulgarains Have Caught the Army m a Trap. There is grave! Milan. Italy. Tiov. 12. reason to fear that the main body of the Servian army which has been fight ing the Germans and the Bulgarians' right wing has been ent off between Kralievo and Nish. say dispatches re ceived here from the Secolo's corre spondent. It is possible, the dispatches say. that as the immediate southern Servian army is holding at Hatchanik, the re treating columns may escape the ten tacles of the invaders, but it is consid ered significant that no news has been received from the retreating Servian army for five days. CHANCELOR QUIETS GERMAN FEARS REGARDING FAMINE Berlin. Germany, Nov. 12. By Wireless to Sayville. L. L) Answer ing the petition of the Socialist party concerning the question of food prices, Dr. von Bethmann-HoHweg. the Ger- man itnTutrlnl rkfltifdnr iliil9T-it th. population of the cojntry coold be com- pletely assured that the hopes of the entente powers of starving out Ger- many would be disappointed. KL.E IS DISCOVKHBD IX HOLD OF TEIKR Halifax. N. a. Nov. 12. Pieces of the fuse found in No. 2 hol of the British itagmiv Rit T.asPdici fffil,.h tint Iw, k... last week with a. portion t the cargo of sugar afire, were today distributed amonir taeal officials ftr fnpth!- a . anln S I rrv. ..- .- -n,,- r . .. ' r ,,h.r mhhSW i. r i i. I about - iooX t ienjjthT was diseovered I . rfevedorea. It is believed tht th. ' r, ,J, ., , ,Tu;T.. .. i ?"? ? TlL? l SSSLS " . . ... fc nuui lm? "V. is expected to be found es additional cargo Is discharged from tat hold. ni'PONT PODKR COMI'INV RRTs tiin pnuliRn irtTii?n ,,, , J. . ---- Wilmington. DeL. Nov. 12. The -On to auomonai .im,an powaer order frora the entente allies. The eomaany uiuiutu luoai Huaia DOt COtUlTin. OT deny the report. SWISS WILL DR1IODILIZR. Basel. Switzerland. Nov. 12 A eon- siderable portion of the Swiss army Will he sent home from the Swisj: frnn- tier Nov. 13. as it appears that the gov ernment is convinced no danger of ter ritorial violation by belligerents now exists. The expense of maintaining ud Df 200.000 men under krnS has 1 been a trying Burden. " " "-"ft Y" uc"4 RANKING MARINE NON-COM- IS RFTIRPn WITH HICH HnNORC -- , . siwiiwtw Seattle, wasiu. -ov 12 Sergt. Maj. : James Deaver. the highest ranking e:i- ' listed man in the United States Marine but the Serbs now control the heights ! Austin, Texas. Nov 12. A mass or corps, was retired with full military , of Kosjac. and occupy the whole line of testimony, taken in a number of cases honors at the Puget sound navy yard mountains, making, in the opinion of I where socalled social clubs are oper today. ha-ving completed SO years. ! military men here, the withdrawal of ating and selling liquor in violation of three months and one day of continual the Bulgarians only a question of time, j the provisions of their charters, was serrM.ce. j j t. ,. i The people who left Monaatir in a ; today submitted to the attorney gen- The honors accorded Sergt. Maj. panic at the approach of the invaders i eral's department, with the request by Deaver were those usually given only are 0w returning. Prilep and Monaatir the controler that suit be instituted for to a commissioned officer. The marine are resuming their, normal appearance. I forfeiture of their charters, battalion was paraded and the com- Suffering jn the interior of Servia is In one southeast Texas town inspect- Sergt. MaJ. Deaver with J7 a month pay 'in asknowledgment of 20 years of faithful and obedient service." He enlisted at Washington. D C . In 18S5. """?. ""-i - " iciiiiuK iieiore entering the marine corps he served five years in the army. cAYc iicc r.FRINnMrS"? sew. ---- -- w -ue... viaw fcf wva. RETURNS HOME ILL: MAY DIE I Tucson. Ariz.. Nov. 12. Michael Ge- ronimo. an Indian, who says he is a son of the noted Apache warrior Geron- ! imo, by a Maricopa woman, arrived here on bis way to the White Mountain .. .....,.. . u.c .uU,.s ...o hi He has been away 22 years and is now VeUw'wlSrft was ,2 yeaf, old he left his people and joined a circus, sub- living posing in motion pictures. He addition to his' indlan dialect, but no ! Kngusn. MILLIOXAIIIR K.M1S LIFE: KI4XCEB IS PnOSTRATKD Memphis. Tenn.. Nov.' 12. Warren M. Peabody. the young millionaire who i otrmitted suicide in Chicago Thurs day night, was engaged to be "larried on Nov It to mi i.miIo AnWm-n I daughter of T. Carey Anderson of thh, I city. Tbe young woman is prostrated over the news of her fiancee's death. Mrs Anderson declared that there had been no disagreement of any kind between the young couple. iumi nnniri i-nnniic I. VND VT GUtTMls RBPOItT ' Washington.' D. c' Nov.' 12. Dis- f natches received h. from Guavmaa. i Sonora. state 0000 Carranza troops have been landed there to assist in driving Gen. Villa and his army from Sonora. Consular dispatches stale 3000 Villa troops have been defeated by forces of the de facto government at Fuerte. northeast of Topolobampo. JIAI.V HALTS FORBST IflltK. Lewisburg. W. Vav Nov. 12. Heavy rains today extinguished a forest fire that has been raging on Greenbrier mountain. The fire, started by a spark from an entrine. destroyed over 10.000 i acres of fine timber. Receded One Inch From An Advance Post Once Taken ct u n i n c siLs IIUlUU FULL PIES Hi i j Dissolution Of ChamOeT Of Deputies Is Accomplished To End Dissension. GREECE WAITING v UPON THE ALLIES Statesmen Say the Hellenic Troops Will Fight When , Support Is Gioen. L ONDON. En.. Nov. 12.-A11 mM as to what road Greece would choose out of the muddle caused I Dv the divergent views of her nolitical leaders and how the policies of the ' Shouloudis cabinet could be rendered compatible with the 'adverse opinions . t the ma tori tv in the dumbr wen. dispeile.1 by a public dissolution of the chamber of deputies. Publication of the dissolution decree apparently waV reeeived in Athens with calm, despite the fact that alUelements ' PP" to avoid elections at the present difficult moment. The Greek govern ment, n appears, considered enasolutlon th Mil .MWlhJj. HMi nf ,u ttaeir fnll ml m.iiiii71.r iaft .r actio. Greek exfictat h Eohtfc . at that "r points eontlnwe to U Greece's future actions depend solely upon military and not political consid erations. As soot) as Greece is con vinced beyond- doubt that the allies have produced enough troops to make possible a successful offensive against Bulgaria and to remove the danger with which .reece would be confronted if she entered the war inadequately' assisted. Greece will. 90 say her repre sentatives in Europe, immediately darope. iimneaiaceiY i range herself on the sWe of the allies and render all the military coopera tion 01 wnicn sne is capaoie. lilies Porcine Ahead. Today's news from the Balkans I makes it appear there is a distinct possibility that the Anglo-French and j a part of the Nish rallwav as far as 1 I'skup- j icitiii iuixa Muwty aunucu ill KHiiiiHK AH accounts received here of the re cent fighting in the neighborhood of Veles state that the Bulgarians are in fo "treat after enormous losses and "t the freshly arriving allied troops are expected to push the advantage al ready attained. erlm Hold UniKxtr at Bay. Salomki. Greece, Xov. 12. Five 'thou- . an,t lAn-iana vtill n hnUln. IR AlA Tirt Srvittrm fttill - hnlallt.0- tS AM Bulgarians at bay between Isvor and i Abdi Pasha Hahn in the Babuna defile. I aaio lo oe great, owing to the lacK ot food and shelter. Thousands of refn- ; gees from the north bave been driven out by the adancing Austro-Germaas . Garibaldi Puts Flag Of Italy On Captured Summit; Is Promoted Milan. Italy. Nov. 12. Peppino Gari baldi anil mn In hia iwimm-.,..! n.lr . prominent part In the storming of the u0i di 1-ana. says a dispatch from B.Ilno , the corriere delta Sera. StoSStt. JiltlSSrtuS f rSJaadvlrS. and h? wl. .rnn.13 ITALIANS STORM CARS0 TRENCHES, SAYS REPORT Rome, Italy. Nov. 12. Further ad vances for the Italians on the Carso front, where several important trenches in the vicinity of San Martino del Cas so were stormed, are renorted in tbe official statement by Italian army hoadquarters Issued today. Jus -HRn IIKI.CI.V.-V HKATII M!.TKCB. Amsterdam, Holland, Nov. . A dispatch to tbe Tijdi from Belgium- con firms the repVirt that emperor William has commuted to penal servitude for life the death sentence pronounced by n. German court martial against the countess Johanna de Belleville. Mile. Hu!"e'Tnu?er' a "ool teacher, and "!" eerin. a cnemisc These trhee" persons were mentioned i in the official nroclamatlon announc ing the execution of Miss Editb Cavell, a British nurse, aa having been sen tenced to death by tbe German author ities in Belgium. BMPBROR TH.fK WILSON l'OR HIS' GOOD WMIKS Washington. D. C. Nov. 12. Presi dent Wilson today received a message from the emperor of Japan, thanking him for his congratulations on the ac cession of the emperor to the throne and expressing the hope that the good i relations between the two countries may continue. IS DISSOLVED o SliCC !9 I 1 1 B 3 M I .1 iU I I1PBL.U mnpuiE Gives Consent to United1 States Administration J of Its Affairs. Washington. D C. Nov i: The state department received official word that the senate of Haiti had approved the treaty with the United States pro viding for a virtual American protec torate over the country. The treaty will go before the I'mte? States senate at the coming session oi congress. TIMES EXPLOSION FIGURES IN TRIAL OF M. A. SCHMIDT Los Angeles. CaL. Nov. 12 De tails of the explosion which wrecked the Los Angeles Times building were taken up today at the murder trial of Matthew A. Schmidt, in the cross ex amintion of Marcus A. Bentley, me chanical superintendent of the news paper, and other state's witnesses. fi' ""y.iE V!" gem. one of the victims for whose murder Schmidt is on trial, was re ' called to the stand for redirect exam nation After he stated that no dyna mite or other explosive had been stored about the old Times building, a cross examiner for the defence asked: "How nun) gas mains were in the building -Three." replied Bentley. "How large were they?" "The largest was 2 1-2 inchea." Bentle also testified that 1 bar rels of ink were stored in the press i roo,n where Hagerty met dejltn. "I den't know." s: W.-CmbllL foreman of the Times composing room, at the time of the ex plosion, was called ta. the stand and toM aaofat hia experience. AliKr.krrlr.NI rl)h" IHSKIIKSINi,- UNIVERSITY FUNDS REACHED Austm. Tex.. Nov. 12. Finances of the University of Texas was the sub ject of a -conference held here of the finance committee of the board of resents of that institution. Chairman Fred W. Cook, of San Antonio, chair man of the board of regents and a member of this committee, was here -j w . a .. . . 0"" """ "1 JLcy 'y" conierence witn governor f erguson on financial matters. It is understood a" a satisfactory unoerstanaiag nas been reached as to the method of dis- cursing the university appropriation OTer which there has been a contro- .. v .v-.,. rw..., ...u vu .,... controler Terrell on one aide, and with acting president W. J. Battle of 'he university and attorney general I-ooney on tne other. The board will carry out its program at the medical branch at the university, despite the loss of -approximately $34,ft6 there occasioned by the storm of last August. ASKS FORFEITURE OF FAKE SOCIAL CLUBS' CHARTERS ors oi tne controiers aeDartmcjit toon the testimony of the operators 7f seven of these clubs -end it was found that one of the clubs has 233C members. while another has 4SSS members, and I many ox tne memoers are not even res. .delta of the town. A. G. SM00T, MANAGER OF AUSTIN AMERICAN, IS DEAD Austin. Texas. Nov. 12. Asher G. cles hi Texas and general manager of tbe Austin American, died at his home here this morning, after an illness last ing nearly a year. Mr. Smoot was 49 years of age and for the past 30 years had been engaged in newspaper work at Austin, the city of his birth. He vas for many years connected with tbe Austin Statesman. He is survived by his wife, his moth er, and one brother. Lawrence Smoot. of Austin. ELIHU ROOT NOW FAVORS LARGER DEFENCE PROGRAM New York. Nov 12. A resolution in favor of a larger defence program than tnat outlined Dy tne national aaminis- i tration was adopted Thursday night at a meeting of the t'nlon league over j which Elihu Root presided as ores!- ! dent. The resolution includes universal miiiiKii Mrrviie vi mi nuir uuuicq meit and a nav of 48 ships of the first line with full equipment. FERGUSON SPEAKS AGAINST PROHIBITION IN BELL COUNTY Austin. Tex.. Nov. 1 2 Governor Fer- Rtison is in Bell county, where he will remain during the next day or two making speeches in the prohibition campaign now Jn progress there. The governor is speaking against the adop tion of prohibition for that county. 0BREG0N REACHES N0GALES TO TAKE OVER VILLA PORT Nogales. Ariz.. Nov. 12. Gen. Alvaro Obregon. Carranza military commander, airied here today with his Btaff for the purpose, according to reliable re jkii ts. of neKOtlating with the Villa authorities at Nogales, Sonora, to trans fer allegiance to Carranza. uiiti mm iiyi i i a , f i i Winner Of Herald Scenario Contest i iiigaHsBi IbKjK "m "aaSaaaaaH s.HE9H9&3r bbzbbzbbB ' .hmI d ' K.K! ; MK- sE jMi' jiiia iiuuixtiiw Inner of 925 cash prize offered by Kl 1'axo Herzld for best scenario to be niteil by chamLer of commerce to ad vertise El Paso. i ILL II. HUE FOR PELL1 Washington. D. C. Noi. 12. The United States navhlic health service an- iiaasaai TtarMar nlahi taai.nlii rim I dUcovery of-the cmse-aMMrrp0ft !.a2v Bf"n.n5?0ffeL5?,.e I ,f n.ihli-.ii of . .-oVt k ,.r. jjff,1'",, ern state health officers. He demons- t rated that a one sided diet lacking is pro t elds would cause the disease and a well balanced diet would cure It. "The spi-ead of this dread malady, which has been increasing in the United States at a terrific rate during the past few years, may now be checked i w ccihu4uj ana eventually eraaicated. a?Jd tt : service statement. "It is estimated that 1 -em. ma Ae ). ,rUoU Wnt v-VA j occurred in the United States in ISIS. and of this number at least 750 will hae died before the end of the vear. in many sections only tuberculosis and 1 pneumonia exceed it as a cause of ..mu. The final dietarv taata u-rp Tnaitu bv surgeon Goidberger and assistant surgeon G. A. Wheeler at the farm of the Mississippi penitentiary where halt a dozen convicts were given nellagra by feeding them for five months on Dounttrui meals consisting chiefly of cereals and sweets and lacking in meats, milk. eggs, beans and peas. The victims recently were pardoned by the governor and are now being restored to health through a corrected diet. GIRL IDENTIFIES HOUSER AS SLAYER OF W. H. SMITH Wichita. Kansas. Nov. 12. By pick ing him out from among 27 prisoners, j Miss Grace Slater Thursday night iden- , iun Atuiar nvwcr aa ine Slayer OI William H. Smith, national secretary of the Woodmen of the World, who was murdered fa Omaha. Neb., Oct. IS. Miss Slater was the only eye wit ness to the killing. Wichita officers arrived home late Thursday, after dodging Missouri offi cers by detouring from Indianapolis, where Houser was arrested Saturday, through Kentuck), Tennessee, Arkan sas and Oklahoma. Offlsers from Colorado and Nebraska are in the city seeking to get possession of Houser on warrants charging serious crimes. The train on which thA 1m-al i fft- I cers rode was stopped near the city IjJS'H! a"d h Pr'nr uke" to rf- "3 iitvunwHO iVUIC IV HVIU tX. demonstration. Houser is charged in Wichita with highway robbery and with assaulting women. SHIP'S FIRE CAUSED BY B0MB, SAYS HER CAPTAIN Port Arthur. Texas. Nov. 12. A bomb explosion caused the fire on the steam er Livietta, which sailed from here Tuesday for Buenoa Aires with a cargo of oil. in the opinion of Capt Rico, of the Livietta. Capt. Rico and the entire crew of the Livietta. 2 men in all. arrived Thurs day on the tug Russell, after beaching I the Livietta in 30 feet of water off jablne shoals. The fire on the steamer till was uurning. i am positive a bomb started the fire on my ship," said Capt. Rico, an opinion which was concurred in by ev- ery man or tne crew ine explosion was terrific, every lamp on board the Livietta was smashed by it. Members of the crew were dazed by the shock, but quickly recovered themselves and put out the lifeboats. We were picked up by the Russell after nightfall. I PRESIDENT AND ADVISERS RESUME CABINET SESSIONS 1 Waahina-ton. D C Nov 11 Prml. dent Wilson and the cabinet met today for the first time since last July when -the German submarine question was at one of its most serious stages. It is stated at the white house that the cabinet meeting today was called only because the president wants to get in touch with his official advisers before the opening of congress to dis cuss his annual message and legisla tion affecting their departments. From now on cabinet meetings will be held regularly twice a week. Former Official Asserts Aus trian Agents Spread Doc trine Of Destruction. WOULD DESTROY MUNITION PLANTS The A ustrian Embassy Issues j Statement Denying Charges As Wholly Baseless. WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov. It Published charges, attributed to Dr. Joseph C. Goricar, for mer Austro-Hungariaa 'consul at San Francisco, that Austrian consuls in the United States, working tinder the di rection of consul general too Nuber and count von Bernstorff. the German ambassador, are active ia a propaganda, for destruction of munitions factories and fomenting strikes among the work men, will be referred bv tim-Klm-Jt- Pfcrtment to the department of Justice tor investigation. rae Aiuui&n- - 'eartasay here de- ?? Gorfcar-s published statement I mtme in every respect and an r nonnced It would try to find some way . ynmniu jum lor ir. uortcar. the embassy said, left his post on leave and failed to return. U. S. Has Much Information. Secretary Xansing today declined to comment on the charges. The depart ment of justice has a great deal of i rormatlon on hand regarding the ac- I 5rhich il tJer'J while investigating ma wuiiuecuoa wun tne case of Dr Constantlne Dinnba. the recalled Aus trian ambassador, but so far hast no definite information on the charges at tributed to Dr. Goricar. Declined To Be Spy. In substance, Goricar is accredited with making the statement that he re signed his post after 15 years in the Austrian consular service because he declined to perform the work of a spy. Ordered To Get V. S. Plans. lie charges that while- consul at San Francisco, commander Maximilian Bur styn. the Austrian naval attache at Washington, ordered him to gather plans of the fortifications of San Fran cisco harbor and along the Pacific coast and especially to get details of the works at Bremerton navy yard- hen he refused. Goricar is accredited with saying, he was transferred to Ber lin where, after five months, he was ordered to proceed to Vienna, which he feared to do because of his pro-Slavic affiliations. So he fled to Rome, where he resigned last December. Telia of Consular Activities. Goricar's story contends that the German ambassador, working with von Nuber. ia in touch with the Austrian consuls at Cleveland. St. Louts. Pitts burg. St. Paul. Chicago and Philadel phia, who spread propaganda among tbe foreign workers in the munitions factories, and such activity, Goricar alleges, extends even to controlmg the foreigners through fraternal and secret organizations. The alleged extent of the activities of the Austrian consuls and the socalled spy system are de scribed at length in Goricar's published statement. Goricar's record shows he first came to this country in 1309 and was consul at Pittsburg, Denver and finally San Francisco, where he served three years Austrian Bmbasay'a Version. The Austro-Hunganan embassv "is sued the following statement: "El consul Dr. Goricar. formerly at San Francisco, had been on leave of absence since the time of the nntbraaL- ' thi TT ? ""? "I" temporarily garian consulate general in Berlin. Germany. There, very soon afterward, he obtained knowledge that the Ans-tro-Huncarian authorities had received information about his secret connec tions with) the enemies of Austria Hungary and. evidently fearing de tection, he suddenly left his post with out permission and disappeared. Later on it was learned tbat he had gon. to Italy and was staying in Rome from where he tendered his resignation, thereby preventing his dismissal. Relations With Austria and Servia. 'While he was in Rome it was as certained that he was in close rela tion with Russian and Servian agents. obviously with the purpose of going to tbe United States to use his knowl edge of the centers of Slavic immigra tion in the interest of the Pan-Slavic propaganda and with the Intention of disseminating disloalty among our immigrants against their country. Alllci Knllntlnc Slaw The Austro-Hungarian embassy has been informed that quite a number of southern Slavs from the monarchy havi been enlisted by the agents of the allies and hae left this country to fight against the Austro-Hunganan army. It is ver probable that Dr Goricar's subversive activity contribut ed, to these very regrettable acts of treason, which. certainly without changing the outcome of the war, will be of the gravest consequence for those who may be made prisoners of war. (Continued oa race 3. CoL 1).