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p JI 3791ft 50 Grains lower Idve-
rtof k. steady Stocks strong:
V Paso, fair. frot: New Malm fair.
ntinnrr; Arizona, fair, warmer In north:
vest Texas, fair, colder, frost.
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SAYS EMBASSIES PLOT AGAINST U. S.
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.
Switzerland Dispatch Says'
Basis For Negotiations Is
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
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
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
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
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
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
mm wm in
mm mw i.j
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
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
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
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.
Lib fil UnL'l
! 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
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.
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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 !
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
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
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
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.
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
Greek exfictat h Eohtfc
"r points eontlnwe to
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
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
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.
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.
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
!9 I 1 1 B 3 M I .1
iU I I1PBL.U
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
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
-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
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
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.
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.
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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
Washington. D. C. Noi. 12. The
United States navhlic health service an-
iiaasaai TtarMar nlahi taai.nlii rim I
dUcovery of-the cmse-aMMrrp0ft
I ,f n.ihli-.ii of . .-oVt k ,.r.
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.
: 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
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
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.
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
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
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).
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