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THE WEATHEU.
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VOL. XLV NO. 170.
OMA1IA, THURSDAY MOIININO, .1 ANITA UV 1:5. l.Mf.-TWKIAT. PACKS.
On Tralae, at Hotel
Hews Stands, ato.i 60.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
The
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GIRL TELLS JURY
HAUSER IS SLAYER
OF W. H. SMITH
Miss Grace Slater, Eye-Witness of
Murder, Declares Prisoner at
Bar Is Robber Who
Killed Cashier.
"HER IDENTIFICATION POSITIVE
Witness Declares She Recognizes
Man by His Profile, Build
and Voice.
TT.T.T.q oi? ma tusttlts to her
"I will ask you to state, Miss
Slater, If Arthur IlauBer, the defend
ant at the bar, is the man who shot
)ir. Smith and compelled you to walk
to Forty-second and Cass with him. '
With this Question County Attor
' ney Magney, late yesterday, brought
to a climax the direct examination ot
, Grace Slater, 20-year-old star witness
for the state, in the trial of the al-
leged murderer ot W. H. Smith, late
i cashier of the Woodmen of the
j World.
Hauser gazed fixedly at the girl,
, The spectators who packed and over
flowed District Judge English's court
g-oom were tensely silent, straining
, to hear the girl's subdued voice.
"Yes, sir, he Is," answered the girl,
with quiet conviction.
The young witness never faltered dur
ing the hour and one-half examination
which she underwent. She returned direct
Md clear answers to all questions. The
composure which ' she has maintained
throughout many trying experiences since
e murder was broken only once after of
ficials of the court had repeatedly urged
)ier to speak loader. Then she wiped away
. tear and returned to her tank.
Mine Slater Drrurd In Black.
She wore a black suit, simply made,
'trimmed with fur and a small black vel
vet hat. Her appearance was attractive.
Hiss Slater's positive Identification of
The slayer of Mr. Smith, followed a de
tailed story which she related of the
murder. She reoognlxed him, she said,
y his profile, his build and his voice.
She was allowed by the court to relate
the story of the conduct of the murderer
toward her after the shooting In order
4o show her opportunity of knowing him.
tilr In Morderer'e Hand.
"Mr. Smith dropped my umbrella after
(he man tto4." she testified.
" 'Throw up you hands, Grace, he's
shot me.' k said. I didn't see Mr, Smith
fall.
"Then the man came up to me. He took
tne by the collar and turned tne around,
lie took me through a tennis court, north
and west of Thirty-first and Dodge
streets, through some vacant lots ' to
Thirty-third- and Davenport, up the drive
way of the Yates home, through some
plowed ground, then to Thirty-third and
Cars, then to the grounds of the Sacred
Heart convent, then to Forty-eeoond and
l aM streets. At times when I objected
lie told me he would blow my head off If
I screamed and he would give me a
chance for my life if I didn't"
"What la the nature of the surroundings
tt Fort-seoond and CassT"
"It U. vacant ground."
"What did he say there?"
"He said he guessed he would search
ne. He did search me. He took fl I had
in my pocketbook and afterward he gave
rne back a nickel for oar fare."
"What else did he say and do there?"
The girl aat motionless.
, "What did he do?"
"I can't tell it."
"Just tell the Jury what he said and
eslld."
9aJes Her Inaolta.
"He put his hands underneath my
I dress."
"On your limbs?"
"Yea. sir."
"Inside the front of your dress?"
"Yes, slr."
"Where wss he with reference to you
' during this timer
"Behind me."
"What else did he dor'
"Finally, he said: 1 feel sorry for you
because you have to work. I'll let you
go.'
"At Fortieth and Burt I left him and
(ConUnud on Pae Two, Column Three.)
The Weather
Teaaperatar at Osuha Yesterday.
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Comparative Local Record.
191, 1915. 19U- 191$.
xi ...rH.v 44 2" S
1 wect yeteraay .
Mean temperature .
2
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Temperature and precipitation depar
ture irom the normal:
Normal temperature V
1 1.1. ... ,,.r t ,e day a
Total defl.ieney since March 1
Normal precipitation
1. . .... . ... Ik. H.u
.03 inch
.M inch
rr'.t.1 .lnd March 1.. 27.12 ii' hea
Ije'leiency since March 1 t.'H I inches
Defklency for cor. period, 191 4. S.M In hea
) eflclencjr for cor. period. 1911. 5. i7 Inches
Reports from tttatloua at T P. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weatht-r. 7 P. m. st.
fall.
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I tavenport. snow 0
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yfW'l'ucblo, clear 12
Jtapld Clly. clear is
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14
M I alt lke City.
M I Santa Ke, clear.
r x si. nix city, clea
cloudy..
ear 20
si. ntlne, clear 3u
li'dU'stea Sclnw aero.
K A. V KI.SH. Ixca Forecaster.
ART HAUSER, FACING JURY ON TRIAL FOR LIFE Scene In Douglas county crim-!!
inal court room. Seated, from left to right, Larry Flynn, ruty sheriff; Art Hauser, de-1
fendant; John F. Rooney of Topeka and J. E. Bedner, 0c Ts for defense. Across the j
table, Deputy County Attorney Ray Abbott and Co-' . Voey George A. Magney. 1
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PRINCIPAL WITNESS IN TRIAL OF ll j
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MISS GRACE SLATER.
GENERAL HDERTA ,
AT DEATH'S POINT
Final Sacraments Administered and
His End is Expected Mo
mentarily. INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY
EL PASO. Tex., Jan. 12. The
death of General Victorlano Huerta,
once provisional president of Mexico,
was momentarily expected at 6:10
o'clock tonight. At 5:65 p. m.
Huerta's family was called to his bed
side. At 4 o'clock the final sacraments
were administered.
General Huerta was indicted today
by a United States grand Jury in San
Antonio on a charge of fomenting
revolution in Mexico.
BI, PASO, Tex., Jan. 12. General Vic
torlano Huerta cannot live to stand trial
under the indictments filed against him
by the federal grand Jury at Pan An
tonio, according to Dr. M. P. Schuster,
his physician. Dr. Schuster ' said that
(While the aged soldier's condition was
generally unchanged he was steadily los
ing ground.
Omaha Wo ma a to Marry.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. (Special Telegram.)
Harold G. Hull of Milwaukee, Wis.,
was licensed here this afternoon to wed
Mrs. Marie A. Mayberry, residing at
Omaha, Hunter apartments, ill Twenty
fifth street.
Only Survivor of Villa Massacre
Tells the Story of His Escape
El. PASO. Tex.. Jan. Ii. Thomas B.
Holmes, the only American to escape
the maasacre, arrived her about noort
tnAc,v with a more complete story or
the killing. Ho declared that the train
was halted at 2 p. m. by a band of ban
dlu, which ho estimated at about 300.
After the Americans were taken off
the train, lined up alongbido tho track,
they were ordered to disrobe. Realising
what was about to occur, ho said he
made a break for liberty, together with
C. R. Watson, Tom Evans and Mac
Hatton.
They were pursued by about fifteen
bandits, who, one after the other, shot
his companions In the dash for life, but
mtesed Holmes.
Ha said he ran about three miles
when, noticing be waa no longer pur
sued, he stopped, exhausted. Some
ranchmen came to his assistance and
loaned him a mule, on which he reached
Chihuahua City the night of January 10.
Holmes said Watson's head was blown
off. and that after the bodies were
brought to Chlhuihua City It waa found
they had been riddled with bullets and
otherwise mutilated.
Holmes declared he did not know who
led the bandits.
Maaa Meellatr of Protest.
A committee was appointed to organ
ise a mass meeting to protest against
the attitude of the l'nlted States gov
ernment toward the Mexican situation,
nd against the apparent failure of the
de facto government In Venli-o to pro-t-
American rlMx-ns traveling under
irrzr'.;. -e, rw t i
LANSING DEMANDS
! SLAYERSPUNISHED
Text of Demand of American Seo
! retary of State Upon Car- -!
ranza.
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Follow
ing Is the text of Secretary Lansing's
communication to Consul Silllinan at
Queretaro for presentation to General
Carranza:
"On January 10 C. R. Vatson,
chairman of the Mine and Smelter
Operators' association of Chihuahua
I and general manager of the Cosihulr-
Uchie Mining company, with fifteen
cf his associates, all representative
Americans, while en route from Chi
huahua to their mine at Coeihulr
lficbic were taken off the train forty
miles west of Chihuahua City by
fcandlts '- operating- under the lilrec
tion of General Villa, stripped naked
end deliberately shot and killed.
"Their bodies are being hroug-ht to El
Paso.
"It is stated that these men were mur
dered because they were Americans and
were killed In accordance with the gen
eral policy tenerauy nnnouncea recently
hy Villa. TMs
atrocious act occurred
within a few miles of Chihuahua rity.
In territory announced to De in control 01
the Carrania forces. The Villa bands
roaming about In western Chihuahua pub
licly threaten all Americans with death
and destruction of their property. Follow
ing the occupation of Chihuahua by Obre
gou's forces many Americans returned to
Chihuahua to resume operations with the
consent of the military authorities of the
de facto government.
"I'rgently bring the foregoing to the at
temlon of General Carrania and request
that he order Immediate and efficient pur
suit, capture and punishment of the per
petrators of the dastardly crime above
mentioned. Also urge strongly Immediate
dispatch of forces to the various mining
csmps In the state of Chihuahua.
"Request to be informed of action
taken."
ACTRESS BEQUEATHED SUM
BY COUNT CREIGHTON DIES
CHICAGO, Jan. 13. (Special Telegram).
Mabel Eaton, former actress who In
herited 1100.000 from the estate of Count
John A. Crelghton of Omaha, died herejprleet can surpass it
this morning. Mabel Eaton was the
daughter of E. 1 Eaton, a pioneer pho
tographer of Omaha and was quite an
artist in water colors as well as an act
ress. Bhe was about 80 years of age.
promises of protection.
A troop train containing only seventy
five soldiers has been dispatched from
Juares to protect the properties of the
Madera Lumber company at Pearson and
Madera, western Chihuahua. These prop
ertiee represent investments of nearly
$9,000,000, snd It is feared are In danger
of being destroyed, together with all
American lives.
Delays in the arrival of the bodies of
the elrhteen foreigners murdered st Santa
Tsabel January 10 has Increased Indigna
tion here.
The bodies were reported last night to
have arrived at Chihuahua City and were
reported by Mexican officials as havlnir I
started to the border. This morning of
ficial advices stated that the train would
not start for Juares until this afternoon, i
It waa said the train would not reach j
the border until midnight. J
Special liaarda at Brlda.
Arrangements have been made by Col-
lector of Customs Zach I Cobb and '.
Mexican Conaul Garcia to have the train J
cross the International bridge into F.l .
Paso without formality. General Persh
ing waa also notified that In view of the 1
atate of public feeling here' It would be j
wise to detail guards about tha bridge
approaches tonight.
Mining men have declared Secretary
Lansing had been officially advised of
every step taken to reoien the mining
properties In northern Mexico, and that
no objection had been raised to plans for
re-estsl llshlng th Industry.
HERE IS A PRIEST
WHO PLEASED GODi
Archbishop Keane Delivers Eulogy
in Place of Archbishop Ireland
at Bishop Scannell Funeral.
TELLS OF GOOD DEEDS DONE;
.
Here Is a priest who pleased God
j and was found in all things Just."
Before a throng that had braved;"" " ,
. . In cona.r-m, at the M hlte House and at
tbe winters severest weatner to at-
tend the funeral of Right Hev. Hlch -
ard Scannell and Dav final homage
to the memory of the deceased pre
late. Archbishop James Keane of Du
buque celebrated pontifical requiem
mass at St. John's church yesterday
morning, and then delivered a brief
but deeply appreciative eulogy over
the body of the departed church
leader, using the above quotation as
Ms theme.
.iiS- Delayed ty Storm' -
Archbishop John Ireland or St. Paul.
who was to have preached the funeral
... Hlavi1 rn a train with
Bishop Busch of St. Cloud, Minn., near
Council Bluffs, and did not arrive until
the funeral was over.
Speaking of Bishop Scannell as a
churchman who despised persomil osten-
; uton an, hated .if.a.M.rtlon.
iattnn and h. I,r1 ,lf.B,,Hlnn A i 1 1 i
j b,.h0D K ihBt the departed
bl8hop WM ..too n-. to hBVe
achieved the ultimate personal
promt-
nence of which he waa capable.
"He exercised loss personal Influence
than tilk amilM have Hnnji If lm liarf ts,-
sessed more faith and confidence. In his
own er.itonj ,niv Anhhi,hnn
Keane said. Continuing, he said In part:
- ii sin iimmii tu nisaf (rT-i-ii's, j nt
Man of Oreat Wisdom. admlnlntratlon wss not without Its d'. The Nebraska Association of Ice Cresm
"The departed bishop hud real know I- fenders, who gave notice that they would I Manufacturers closed tie convention yea
edge and wisdom, was a ripe scholar ! spesk. terdny afternoon by the re-election of
and exceptionally gifted. IHh lurge ; Although the White House nd t(l, most of the old officers snd the choosing
imagination, mature deliberation, splen- I state department exhibited evidences of ' of l'lnroln " ,ho l'lltc holding the
did sympathies and greut humor might concern, there was no indict ion I convention next January.
have been wielded to draw about him a
h TrT". f,U1"8- J5"'' ln"tc'
he labored only for God and the church.
"Well may it be said that ho waa a
priest and a bishop, who pleased God
and was Just, right sndO true In all
things.
"The faith of all mankind who have
; heard of Jesus Christ, maintains a tradi
tional high respect for and expectancy
of the Roman Catholic priesthood. On
their lips is the power of the represen
tatives of Christ himself. Mankind's ex
pectancy is in tact so nign, that no
Measured t'o Hank.
"The episcopacy or rank of bishop adds i
still more, ytt IH.shop Scannell fully
measured up to 1L No man can say that
he waa not a sterling priest and a great
I bishop.
! "lie displayed beautiful virtues and in
! spired the faith as a man of Mod's own.
He had an Intenso conviction of divine
things, and walked as a great exemplar
of Jeaus Christ. He waa . fine admlnls-
irssiur anu yummi-n ma worn oi in Cliurcn
.l nUll. 1!a 41.4
am pure, wun me
satisfaction of having done a great work,hRt vlll(t nf.talne(j thlrty Americans in
we"' it he very district in which the uufor-
Zealone Laborer for fiotl. lunate Americans reported killed met
"He was ever gealous to mnko the ' their death,
world brighten and happier. His memory "Orent alarm waa fell for Ihe safety
will continue to exercise an influence In of these thirty Americans. Recently the
the law and life of Omaha and the Vllllstaa are said to have ststed they
diocese of which he was bishop for would kill Americans In Chihuahua ttrrl-
twenty-five years.
We commend him to
(lod'a mercy, as a splendid type of prleat,
a devoted apostle and a sealoua laborer
for God.
"He communed much with God, and
those who have known him feel that he
(Continueil on laga Five Col. One.)
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LANSING CHIDES
AMERICANS WHO
GO INTO MEXICO
Secretary Says Territory Under j
Control of Nation Not Same as ;
. , mtvj-v in
High Seas, on Which All
6 ' . ,
nave mem. i '
SITOAIIOS BROUGHT ' TO CMSIS j
, , . - . v;n t
Slauirhter of Miners by Villa Ban-
V . : t
aits causes otorm to ores
in Congress.
SLAYERS MUST BE PUNISHED
III I.I.KTIV.
KI- PASO, Tex.. Jan. 12. Hcports
I from Chihuahua City late today
stated thst nineteen bodies would
come to (he border. At Ihe sain time
the nuiues of Thomas Johnson, ad
dress unknown, and Joe Knders. of
Hayden, Ariz., a millwright, were
j added to the list.
j2, Secre-'
WASHINGTON, Jan.
tary Lansing today defined the dlf-
f,... In nomnn nrrnnlerf hv
A.-rirn rniipnn ih hih seas I
and American cltUens In territory!'
under the sovereignty of a nation. '
.... i
lie snia: .
"Tlie hlsh sprs ni'e common territory to
et'erv nntlon. Ton It or v ltsolf always l
- V''
ne Bovereiuiny 01 ubiioh. vn
sens non-combatsnls, whether
neutral or lelllKerent, have the rlsht to
! m.i (o and fro without molcHtatlon. In
; territory they havo the rlKht to pass t.
isnrt fro with the consent of tho suthorl-
Ttles. If It Is uncertsln who the author l
:ties ere, the non-comhntant runn the
d.mscr of losing Ms llherty or his life."
1 WASHINGTON. Jan
I'lThe Mexican
i ritostlon has l.een broiiBlit to (he LolliuT
!" "sain y the execution or the
,p WMe l1ppn,impnt tnAny u rn,r.y i
; ilinplarcd nil other International affa'rs.
Hrcrotary InnslnR. after sen.llnit a de-
mand for satisfaction. Issued a ytate
ment, declaring it was to be deplored
that Americans had not followed the
State department's warning asalnst ex
posing their lives Hi the guerilla warfare
region, and adding:
"Kvery step will be taken to see that
the perpetrators of this dastardly crime
are apprehended' and punished,"
Slorm It reeks In Senate.
In the senate an expected storm broke
las soon as It assembled. Senator "She!':
",Bn. republican. Introduced a resolution
Proposing that unless General Caransa
S'v jimif r pruiei-won 10 lorvign llie
and property, the United States should
Invite the Pan-Amerlcsn nations, which
have been associated in the Mexican ne
gotiations, to Join in restoring order and
jrovernmnt In Mexico.
Senator Sherman's resolution wss read
' ," ,lm
senate and, without comment or
, dlscuai
sslon of any kind, was referred to
I n-inuim vuiiinmif-r.
I 1, 1 ... I 1 a A
in turf noting, urprerentRiive uyer, re
publican, introduced a similar resolution,
calling on the president to Infortn eon-
I ,f h' "d not lM,,eve lhe t,mo
' on to abandon the watchful waiting"
P""cv- oth"- members gave notice of
concern, there was no Indication today
I Df proceeding further than calling u
Gen-ral C.rranxa to punish the ban
wh .. v,. .! i
pon
bandits
who executed the Americans and gtve
proper guarantees for the lives and safety
or foreigners. There wss n outward
evidence of any change in the Mexican
policy.
More information waa sought from all
Ihe State department's sources. Hlixo
Arrendondo, General Carransa's ambas
sador here, received official confirmation
of the kllllng.i and asked his government
Secretary I.anslna's Statement.
Heeretary Iansing's statement follows:
"In October the department sent the
strongest kind of Instructions to the con
suls In the states1 of Chihuahua and
OIMn,'1 r'"'"B "pon ,,,Hm ,n ,,ne verY
ln )heir power to persuade Am.r-
leans to leave Immediately for United
States territory and tftese consuls were
Instructed to employ special riders to
carry this message to Americana locuted
in Isolated sections. A few came out.
om. ,. , ,h.
,,,,, Vsl-tlng , Mexico. d4d not heed the
wm4ni-
' It
..1. ,,M ... ih, man
' ,,.,, iu, ,l on 1-aitc Five
Column Two.)
Americans Living Abroad Who Want
Passports Must Pay Up Income Tax
ijiVOON Jan. 12. ISolierl W. Flour- ' Frilled States am! reside there or are re -
ney. rhkf of the passport .HUM of the
... . .
State department at .Mhington. who i
Investigating the pasiort departments
of the American embassies and legations,
conferred todny with Walter Hlnes Page,
the American ambassador. The chief
subject discussed concerned the Issue of
passports to American-born citizen who
have renlded in England for a consider
able period. At present ll I the em
bassy's praitlco to Issue emergency pass
ports to American citizens who have re
sided here for a considerable tlfne, leav
ing their claims to permanent pans ports
to be decided by the State department.
It la the Kiliiy to In me passport only
to those American citizens who can prove
that they it her Intend to return to Ihe
EXTREME COLD
FOLLOWS STORM
Wind Dies Down. Snow Ceases Fall
ing', but Continued Zero
Weather Rules.
MERCURY SINKS INTO BULB
lh0 blUssrd thst was general
, , "n .
over the area between the Rocky
niountsinn snd
the Missouri river
'l.rt'.V
nrsday.
g the afternoon.
,Ifng before nlgbt snow ceased fall-
. . , t
,nK. lbe sun came out and later the
wind died down, but the temperature
showed no signs of rising. In fact It
was colder last night than at any
lime Tuesday night or Wednesday,
st S o'clock the official reading at
the Omaha weather station being 16
decrees below lero.
It wss cold all Wednesday In
Omaha, the strong northwest wind,
accompanied by snow during most
of (he day, adding to (he dlscom-
fiture.
At 7 o'clock Wednesday morning j
the weather bureau reported X de-
rPr" below rero.
By 10 o'clock it;
! U . .J 1 I m j X A
"M" r n.wes ana at non
" below. After that Un(ll
n:ong about 4 o'clock there was a
- fl mercury
nln commenced to go down,
Indentions ivilnt to cold weather today,
but ,hPtB lm no prop.0t Cf a norm, it foe-
nH cPllr pv,r the ntr country east of
ih mmn,in.
, im storm iniiyee havoc wun s'.ri'rl
csrs, trains and telegraph wires.
I The Western t'nion Te:-grsph com-
imiy found its service to the west com-
pletely out of commission yesterday.
The main trouble Is on the Uurllngton
between Lincoln snd Hsstlnss. and on
the I'nlon Taclfic out around Grand Is
land. These heavy overland circuits are
of heavy copper wire, and this kind of
wire breaks more easily than steel wire.
!T,,, u,,r" no1'' Played havoc with
them, while they nilsht have weathered
the winds If the cold had come on more
gradually. j
"We sent most of our emergency line
men to Kansas City Teusday, so we are
short on help," said the general man
ager. "However, we maintain repair
forces at Lincoln. Hastings and Grand
Island, and as anon as the breaks are
located we expect to get them repaired.
To the east our through lines were still
In working order this morning, though
I at any moment they mluht go cut.
Street t'ara marked.
'Street cars were held up all over the
city by the ill Ifts, by accident and by the
vlght-of-woy of the snow plows. At
Thirty-fourth snd Cuming streets one of
the . vurt blockades occurred. Reveral
Benson and Pear Institute car were
stalled trying to get tip the hill. They
stopped at Thirty-fourth street, gave It
up and backed to Twenty-fourth and
(Turning, where they let a snow plow
get In shesd of them snd finally cleared
the way.
The Fsrnsm line was blocked by a
line of hose suetched to a fire on the
(Continued on Psge Two, Column Two.)
Too PrOOm lTon tf
IVU JL tClIIl IVICU tU
Hold Their Next
Meet in Lincoln
J. M. Harding. Omaha, waa re-elected
president; Stanley Green, Omaha, secre
tary; Fred G. Caldwell, Lincoln, treas
urer, and Oeorge Wols, Fremont, a di
rector. G. R. Podds, Buperlor, was elected vice
president, snd T. Iiwla, Norfolk, and
R. W. McGlnnle, O'Neill, directors.
Uncoln won the next convention by
reason of the fact that the new 1150.000
dairy building on the university campus
will be completed and In full running
older by that time and delegates will
have the advantage of seeing many
things there of special Interest to the lee
cream Industry.
The association voted to take mnmlier
rhlp for all its members In the Nebraska
Ialrymen's association, paying tho dues
out of the Ice cream meu'a treasury.
Firemen at Minot
Fight Big Blaze in
Low Temperature
MINOT. N. p.. Jan. 11 Working In a
temperature of 35 degrees below sero,
firemen experienced considerables diffi
culty In subduing a blaze In the busi
ness section of this city last night, and
Illu.rtiO damage had been done liefore 1
the flumes were brought under control
at midnight. Principal losses, aggregat
ing eW.O"), were sustainud in the Roell-
'i'n ''' tor the purpose of tarrying
I on work which remilrva their continuous
j w(tnout Mt rlf 1(.ln, thp,r Amrr.
. ,,. connection. No American who can- I
not prove the payment of the Income tax
in the I'nlted States will be given a pass
pert. The paiort problem of the naturalized
American citizen was not considered, as
the ruling of the State deartment on
this question la very definite.
The majoiity of tho complaints against
American diplomatic officials for refus
ing them passiorts, according to Mr.
Flourney's experience, come from Amer
icana permanently residing abroad.
Mr. Flotirney has about completed his
provisions snd will soon return to Wash
ington and make his report.
AUSTRIAN GUNS
THREATEN NAVAL
BASE OF ITALY
Capture of Mount Lovcen by the
Teutons is a Serious Blow
to the Entente
Powers.
IT DOMINATES CATTARO BAY
Austria is Also in Commanding: Po
sition in Regard to Capital
of Monteneg-ro.
ALLIES ARE AGAIN TOO SLOW
LONDON, Jan. 12. The an
nouncement of the occupation of
Mount Lovcen, In Montenegro, al
though it Is not confirmed from en
tente forces, is generally accepted
here as true.
I'neaslness which already Is freely
I expressed In Italy, Is reflected in the
Kngllsh and French newspapers. The
lss of lovcen from the point of
view of the allies Is serious, owing
to the fart that Its summit dominates
(sttsro bay, the Italian naval base.
Hefore Italy entered the war the
French had established a number of
guns on the mountain and had pre
pared emplacements for heavy guns
which could have swept the bay.
Austria, by seizing It. forestalls this
danger and Is in a commanding posi
tion with regard to Cettlnje, the cap
ital of Montenegro, which Is a little
over six miles distant, although
mountains Intervene.
The Austrian advance, considering the
distance to be covered, was much slower
than that made in the Teuton conquest
of Herbla. but In consideration of formi
dable obstacles which the mountain anil
character of the country presents, it Is
conceded that the forces are makimf
steady progress.
Allies Aaaln Too Slow.
The question is he I tig asked as to why
the entente allies did not long ago send
aid to the Monttnegrlns and, In particu
lar, why Italy, which is more acutely af
fected by this Austrian Invasion, had not
taken preventive measures. The Aus
trlana are now only ton miles from the
capital of Montenegro, calculating the
distance over the existing roads, and a
' successful blow at the heart of the coun-
11JT III, I ' .1 io ,, r- ..
! military critics, of Isolating the troops
who are defending he northeastern
frontier.
.Ueruiana (la-"tw Krsmee. -
In rh.vupagne the , Germans hold a
slight gain, mads as a, result of the de
termined offensive of last Saturday snd
Sunday. The French military authorities
say that the German forces Nwhch de
livered the sttack lost heavily, as there
were three divisions and they advanced
In the fare of the French artillery fire,
which took a terrible toll.
From the eastern front It Is reported
I that n comparative lull at present pie-
1 veils. Ppecial dispatchea affirm that tii
t Kusstans have been so successful In con-
' solidating their new positions that the
Austro-Germana have begun to remove
supplies from the base which they had
established In preparation for the ad
vance which they Intended to make In
the coming spring.
Young Woman Later
Finds Out that Her
Face Was Freezing
Traffic Officer Hudson at Fifteenth and
Farnam streets has a keen jye for froxen
faces and noses. -
"Tour nose Is freexlng." he ssld to a
young womsn yesterday afternoon.'
The miss gave the officii an Icy stare
and quickened her pare.
"I'm not Joking about It.' See for your
self," continued the policeman.
Half an hour later the woman returned
to apologize to Mr. Hudson and to thank
!;lm for calling her attention to the freez
ing condition of her face.
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