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The Sunday Dee is the only Omaha newspaper that "jives its readers four big pr-?es of colored comics. THE WEATHER. Unsettled VOL. XLV NO. 1815. OMAHA, TUESDAY MORXINU, JANUAKV 18, 15)1(5 TAVKLVK PAdKS. On Tralas, at Motel Uea Btaads, ate., Be. SINGLE COPY TWO. CENTS. ARRAIGN UPDIKES AND COMMIT THEM TO COUNTY PRISON iPolice Officer of Chicago Suburb Take Action Despite Father's Urging Insanity Charge. 'WOULD SEND YOUNGER AWAY Latter Believed to Have Merely Pretended to Fall in with Brother's Plan. DID IT TO DETECT THE PLOT CHICAGO, an. 17. Irving and Herbert Updike were arraigned be fore Justice Kendall this afternoon. charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, and were committed to the county Jail In bonds of $5, OOP each after their arrest yesterday on a charge of conspiring to murder their parents. They will be examined January 26. Before the court proceedings Kur man D. Upddike, the father, a re tired millionaire Board of Trade man, asked Chief of Police Lee of Oak Park to make a charge of In sanity against Irving, the elder of the young men, but the official, while practically certain that Irving is mentally defective, thought it bet ter that the regular procedure be followed for the time being at least. The father also suggested that he would send Herliert out of the country If prose cution were dropped, but this Chief Lee wrtuld not do, althoUKh ho said he was satisfied that Herbert merely pretended to fall In with tho plans of h' brother .o murder their parents last night. Due ii Injnry. f The Utter said today that they were satisfied that an Injury to his spine when lie was a boy accounted for lrving's de signs against them. They hoped a surgical operation might restore his mental bal ance. Their statement eaid that since the Injury Irving has shown many signs of mental unsoundness. The family has no doubt, the statement ran, that "this plot waa the sole result of his mental condi tion." Ills brother, Herbert." the statement continues, "was not a guilty accomplice, but became an apparent accessory for the purpose of disclosing the plot." John II. Updike, an older brother, who was summoned from California by a letter from Herbert, said that hia brother had written that Irving was planning to kill his parents. "I hurried homo and communicated with a detective agency. and we arranged to discover and reveal the plot." ... - Herbert said Irving L'pdlke lias for more than a year planned to kill his father. . He was going to poison him and he bought the poison, but he had tc go west nnd he gave up the Idea, the younger son mid. When arrested last nleht. according to the police. Irvlnj first tried to Implicate hia brother and then mado a complete i anfesslon. Tho police say that Mr. Updike, who Is 6i years old and is suffering from cancer. planned to alter his will this morning, which decided Irving to attempt to kill his father and mother last sugnt. Greek Crew Sees oi 1 t n i snhTiinriTifi rsnnK -fW at W IV mm, mm m m by Entente Craft PROVIDENCE. It. I., Jan. 16.-The de ntuclion of an enemy submarine by a torpedo bout destroyer of entente allies xhortly after tJic underwater craft had mink a Greek vessel was described by members of the crew of the r"obre line t'imcr Roma, which arrived from Mediterranean ports today. According to tho Home's sailors, they had Just rescued the crew of the Greek vessel when the submarine, which ap parently had caused Its destruction, mine to the surface some distance away. A destroyer, which had been hovering ii bout the scene, sent a torpedo Into the side of tho submarine and sank It. The captain of the noma declined to :lxe out the name of the Greek ship which was destroyed. The Weather For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity Suow Tuesday; rising temperature. Uwaba Ititrrilsr T For Onial Suow Tui Tempera tare at Hours. Peg. B a. m 1 a. m 1 7 a. m 0 5 a. rn 1 9 a. ni... 3 10 a. in 11 a. m 10 12 m 1 1 i. in 17 2 p. m 17 3 p. in 18 4 p. ni 21 6 p. in t p. m 19 7 p. in 18 ii p. in Id lam para live Loral Record. 1911 191.1. 1914. 131. Highest yesterday :'l : ; 36 1 invest yenterdtv 2 9 29 17 Mean temperature 10 H Precipitation T .00 .24 .00 Temperature and precipitation depar tuies from the normal: Normal leinoei at ui e. .. .. 330 lefii iency for the day 10 Total deficiency since March 1 1M Normal precipitation inch iNpflciency for the dMy 02 Inch TotHl rainfall since Murt-li 1. .27. M Inches Ieficlency since March 1 1.71 inches Deficiency for cor. period, 1M4. S.im Inches Deficiency for cor. period, 1W3. o.So Inches Reports from Stallone at T P. M. Btation and State of Weather. Cheyenne, cloudy lavenport. clear .... Denver, cloudy I f! Moines, clear... North Platte, clear. 1 Omaha, clear itM'l'1 City, clear.... Sheridan. rt cloud Hioun tty, clear Valentine clear .... T" inilhates tr.n Temp. High- Raln- 7 1. in. rst. fall. ... 10 14 ... IS II HO ... 14 10 T ... 12 1" ... 1-' .""0 ... 11 -1 T ... Ii is' .o ... in ... 12 IS T ... S Hi T of iiecipllatlon. I'MUCMlc l-elou" leto. L. A. WELSH. Local Forccai'.tr THIRTY-THREE ARE INJURED BY WRECK Many of Theatrical Troup Hurt as Illinois Central Leaves the Rails. VICTIMS TAKEN TO CHEROKEE CHEROKEE, la., aJn. 17. Thirty-three passengers and trainmen were Injured tor'ay when an Illinois Central train, northbound, left the rails at a point between Gaza and Prlmghar, about a mile north of Prinigbar. and plunger down an embankment into a creek. Many of the principals and chorus of the De Koven Opera company, which is singing "Kobln Hood," were among the injured. A relief train with doctors aboard was sent out from Cherokee. The injured were brought back and placed in hospitals hare. Trains Is llravf. The derailment of the baggage rr of the train is believed to have been re sponsible for tho wreck. The train wss heavy, containing six cars. The derail ment occurred at a point where there is a twenty-foot embankment at the ap proach of a short bridge over a small creek. livery car left the track and all of them turned over with the exception of the Pullman, the last car of the train, which remained upright. The first passenger coach followed the baggage car and plunged through the bridge. The coaches dropped about twenty teet, but remained upright In the bed of the stream. The baggage car also went off the bridge, but the baggage man was not seriously hurt. Topples Over Side. The car in which the members of the opera company were traveling receiveu the worst shaking up of any coach in tho train. The car toppled over on its sido after sliding down the embankment. Theengtneer with those passengers who were not injured organized a rescue party and began carrying the injured from the coaches. Tho cold weather caused much discomfort to tho injured. Farmers came to the scene and the Injured were taken to their homes to await the arrival of the doctors from Ch rokee. The most seriously injured were: Charles Knapp, rrimghar, fractured Phil Branson of New York, leading singer with the "Robin Hood" company, serious cuts and bruises. R. W. Farman. section foreman, leg fractured. . George Walker. Cherokee, Internal in juries, from which he may not recover. 0. G. Sage, conductor of the train, in ternal injuries, from which he may not recover. Others less seriously injured were: Mllss Leonora Beck, New York. H. I Loft. Cherokee, la. Prof. Balrd of Ames, la. William Schuster of New York. Etta Grant of Cherokee. Mrs. A. M. Henderson of Fort Lodge, la. K. .T. Rarnes, flagman of th train. - , O. N. Morris, a lineman. Dr. C. W. Morrlsoh, Grand Junction, Colo. H. F. Jones, brakeman. of Cherokee. Yv. Li. Newell of Brooklyn. Miss Josephine Valla or Cincinnati, member of the Dekoven company. Manuel Vails of Cincinnati, member of the Dekoven company. Minucl Tirmauer of New York. Mrs. H. K. Smith. Ringhamton. N. Y., member of the Uekoven company. H. K. Smith, member of tho Dedoven company. K. G. Wall, New York, member of the Dekoven company. Miss Grace WYill. member of the De koven company. 1, ugl K. Iefranclsco, New York, mem ber of the IVkoven company. Daniel Abbatl of Chicago, member of the Dekoven company. William Caramon of Canova, P. D. Mrs. Phil Branson of New York, mem ber of the Dekoven company. Sol Solomon of New York, member of the Dekoven company. Fred Johlp of Fulda. Ia, Geno Hendrink of New York, member of the Dekoven company. i ... I i r... AnHi.Aua "f Kferifnrri Or.. I member of the Dekoven company. H. lj. Wateroua or New Xork, member of the Pekoven company. Amv Wall or rew lor. mcmDer or tho Pekoven company. Cardinal Mereier Leaves Big Bundle of Papers with Pope ROME. Jan. 17. Cardinal Mercler. the I'elgtan primate, maintains the strictest reserve regarding the big bundle of pa pers which he took with him today when the pope received 1:1m In private audi ence, and which he left with his holiness. "Merely ecclesiastical matters" was all the cardinal would say in reply to ques tions regarding these papers. One report was that the documents contained a village-to-village survey of present condi tions In Belgium and of alleged continued German barbarities. Cardinal Mereier spent just one hour with the pope and Uien spent a second hour with Cardinal Gasparri. secretary of state of the Vatican. He returned to the Belgian college, where he was shut In all afternoon at a conference with other Belgian churchmen. Callers were told that he could not se his friends and admirers today or to morrow. Amon the hundreds who signed the caller's book were a number of American residents and many Italian notables. Coal in Italy Forty Dollars a Ton and Poor Suffer of Cold ROM E, Jan. 17. In vpite of the cold weather Italy U a country almost with out coal fires. The only smoke to be seen is that from railroad locomotives, factories and a few hotels. The peasants in the mountains and the poor of the cities are able to make a few fires of wood, but coal is beyond the reach of any except the most wealthy. American coal lies unsold at the seaports. On ac count of high freights anthracite costs more than 140 a ton. Rosseter Appointed Register at Valentine WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. Claude A. Rosoeter of Valentine, Neb., was noml iinted for register of the lain) office at Valentine, Neb. LiotJTEHtiiiw ;:as SDRREHDEBM THc.:aotllORS Austria Announces that King Nicholas and His Government Have Accepted Terms Unconditionally. THEY FIRST SUED FOR PEACE This is the First of the State Leagued Against the Central Towers to Drop Out. IT WILL LAY DOWN ITS ARMS BERLIN, Jan. 17. (By Wireless to Sayville.) The king and the government of Montenegro on Janu ary 13 asked a cessation of hostili ties and opening of peace negotia tions, it was officially announced by Austro-Hungarian headquarters to day. The At.stro-IIungarlan government re plied to Montenegro that peace negotia tions were only possible If the Montene grin army unconditionally laid down Its arms, the headquarters statement, as re ceived here from Vienna, says. The Mon tenegrin government, adds the statement, yesterday accepted the Austrian condi tions. The Overseas News agency announced today that Count Tlsxa. the Hungarian premier, had announced In the Hungar ian Parliament that Montenegro had asked for peace.' Montenegro was asked unconditionally to lay down its arms and It accepted, the premier declared, according to the news agency report. Army headquarters issued the following statement: German Official Report. "Western Front There were no events of Importance. In the town of Lens, sixteen inhabitants were killed or wounded by artilliry fire of the enemy. "Eastern Front Military activity is hampered by snowstorms along a great part of the front. There were engage ments between petrols at some points 'Balkan Front Thero were no event of importance." Turks Repulse Russians. CONSTANTINOPLE. Jan. 17. - (By Wireless to Berlin and London.) An of. ficlal statement given out tonight de clares that the Turks have repulsed fresh attacks in the renewed Russian offensive on the Caucasus front. The statement says: "The enemy on the Caucasus front re peated his fierce attack in the sector to the south of the Arasa river aa far as the Karadach mountains. All attacks were successfully repulsed, the Russians suffering terrible losses." " -. Reject Ime Terms. " ' ZURICH. BwlUerland, Jan. 17. (Via London.) The Lausanne Gaxette .states that King . Nicholas, of Montenegro has rejected formal peace proposals by Em peror William, made through TVince von Buelow, the former Imperial chancellor. Long, Heavy Rains Cause Big Flood in Southern California LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 17. Nearly every stream and river in southern Call fornia was flooded tonight, the result of rain which has been falling almost continuously since iSaturday night. Res idents were rnarooncd at many places, streets car and railroad traffic derooral Ised and numerous accidents resulted. The local government weather bureau predicted late todoy that the rain would continue tonight and tomorrow. At many points the streams had broken from their banks, washing away bridges and railroad tracks and damaging thou sands of acres of cultivated laud. Unless the rain stops soon much more serious damage is threatened. Although numerous minor accidents were reported from nearly every town no deaths or serious Injuries from the storm were believed to have occurred to day. All persons reported marooned by flood waters had been rcsoued tonight. In Los Angeles water flooded many streets in the low sections from curb' ing to curbing. The street car companle were able to maintain only partial service on many lines and all railroad trains were hours late. Tuduy 4.M inches of rain had fallen during the storm. BAKEKHFIELD. Cal., Jan. 17. Abou 400 derricks In the San Juaqln valley o fields were blown down and damage es tlniated at 5o0.00o was done by high wind which swept what are known as the West hide oil fields tor three hours today. U. S. SOLDIERS AID IN CAPTURE OF VILLISTAS EL PASO, Tex.. Jan. 17. Poldiers of th Thirteenth United States cavalry aide Carranza men to capture Colonel Manuel Baca-Valles and Lieutenant Colonel Kn rtque Clsneros, Villa bandit leaders, as cording to reports reaching here tonight. Baca-Valles and Clsneros later were executed. The car-ture occurred fourteen miles west of Columbus, N. M., and at point below the border, but It was denied that American soldiers had crossed into Mexico. They simply prevented the two men from crossing the International bor der, It was said. The capture wss effected last Friday and the men executed the following day. WILSON PARDONS TWO WHO INTIMIDATED VOTERS WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.-PVank Gulnn and J. J. Beal. Oklahoma farmers, who as election officials were eonvlcted In the federal courts of intimidating ne groes and preventing their voting under the grandfather clause of the Oklahoma constitution, were pardoned today by President Wilson. The supreme court held the grand father clause unconstitutional. The pard'ins were aald to be based on the assumption that stale officials evi dently held the giundfather law valid, and the two eff'clala In enforcing it .. , U l:i goud fait h. SHIFTING BIO FRENCH GUN IN ALSACE This picture taken a few weeks ago when the Germans and French were fighting desperately for the possession of the Hartmannswcil erkopf, shows a French long range gun being hurriedly shifted to a new position to repel an attack by the Gcnnans. EW i Ii KINKAID FAVORS BIG HOMESTEADS Nebraska Congressman Speaks in Behalf of Oklahoma Man's Measure. STOCK RAISING" HOMESTEADS WASHINGTON, Jan. 1", (Spe cial Telegram.) UrproncntatHe Scott Kerrls' bill providing for "stock raiBing" honiesteada of 640 acres, modeled after the "Klnkald act" of Nebraska was debated at consider able length today in the house. Throughout the debate allusion was made to Judge Klnkaid's bill which created a precedent In the land laws of the country, and so specific were these references at times that Rep resentative Klnkaid took occasion in a short speech to support the meas ure, but to recite some history, in connection with the act that will, as long at it is on the statute books, be associated with the name of Kln kald. . . . : .:.;. v. Bl Questtein in State. 'It waa a "burning ttucsttoA' In western Nebraska when 1 was - nominated ror the house of representatives,'' said Judge Klnkald. "what should be done with the publlo land. On the onb hand was It to bo a leasing bill, whereby tho lands would remain in the hands and under the control of large ranchmen iudlvidiually. or on the other hand whether It should be an enlarged homestead act wehorby many would be afforded the opportunity to acquire homes. I did not hesitate to choose the latter alternative, and I in troduced the bill for a WO-aCre homestead. it waa reported as rather a novelty here and precedents were demanded. My answer waa that we had better take a precedent, and that tlila case would auive as an experiment." alaay londejaar. The congresaman told how the bill was finally passed notwithstanding opposition, but when it went on the statute books he was doubtful as "to Its successful opera tion. It was condemned generally outside the state and as he went about he learned how notoriously vicious it was looked upon, tint when he gut to his home In the Sixth Nebraska district the verdict of his neighbors was that the one section act did possess virtue notwith standing the strong opposition to it and the act gained steadily lu liopularity and continued to demonstrate its merits. "In the territory where the law is in operation It has become very popular," said Judi,-e Klnkald after palug a com pliment to the Interior department for speaking of the act in mutt luudutory terms, "and for that reason favor of the Ferris bill." 1 am Business Portion of Wirt, Okl., Burns; Thousand Homeless OKLAHOMA CITY, Okl., Jun. lT.-Kol; lowing a fire today which virtual. y ! stroyed the business section of Win, uki., leaving 1,00.1 person homeless, ritizei,.-. of the town asked Uovernor William t send state militia to take charge of th.i situation. Wirt Is In the Healuton oil field. The fire started in the oil exchange cafe, said a telegram received this afternoon b. Governor Williams from Art Walker, State conservation officer. The National Capital Monday, Jaanary IT, IBItl. Tkr Hrnale. Met at noon. Senator Gore introduced resolution to establish neutral Bone at Mexican bol der, to be policed by Mexican and Amer ican forces. Judiciary committee recommended adop tion of Cummins' resolution for iimuliy into ability of federal judges to dischaige their duties. Extension of Mann law to Alaska, Canal sune and insular possessions pro posed in bill introduced by t naior over man. rnaior Jones introduced a bill for a KoiO.uuO dry dock ut 1'uget Sound navy yard. - Resumed debate on Philippine bill. Indian committee considered Oliver resolution to untw Osage oil lands leases. Adjourned at S p m. to noon Tuenday. The lloaae. Met at noon. Congresslunal InveHtig atlon after alleged usurious interest chaiged by national hanks was urged before the rules com inlll.e by Representative Hun ard oi Geoi gin. Aujuui utd at v p. in. until noun TuesJay Sure Submarine Can Run Blockade With Cargo of Milk for Babies NKW YOItK. Jsn. 17. That It would be entirely feasible to have a submarine merchantman carry milk to tho babies In i the central rmplp's was the opinion given today by Lieutenant Commander Craft of the New York ruivy yard to the citizen's committee for food shipments. "If the submirlno were coiiHtructed for the piirrohe," said Lieutenant Com mander Craft, "there is no scientific rea WATSON'S PARTY ASSURED SAFETY Carranza Governor Issued Passports to Slain Americans and Told Them Region Safe. MADE BASIS FOR PROTEST WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. Evi dence collected At l' I'nso by State department agents Indicates that Carranta authorities at Chihuahua assurred C. R. Watson, head of the party of Americans killed near Santa Ysabel, that no escort was necessary. In that opinion, however, man of tbe Americana agreed, although-they bad suggested to the authorities ths advisability of sending troops with tbe party. The advices further stated that 'he Carranxa governor of Chihuahua gave Watson a personal passport and that the Carranxa Immigration authorities :n Juares gave a general passport for the whole Watson party. Those develop ments are taken to point to responsibility of the Carranxa government for not ade quately protecting the Americans, (lore Proposes Neutral 7,oae. Establishment of a neutral sono in northern Mexico to be jointly, tmllced .by the forces of Mexico and the United Plates, unless disorders are speedily con trolled, is proposed In a resolution Intro duced lodsy by Senator Gore, democrat of Oklahoma. The resolution which was referred to the foreign relations committee would authorise the president to enter into an agreement with General Carranxa to use troops to restore order and make life secure In that portion of Mexico adjacent to the Vnited btates. There was no dis cussion on the proposal. Mormon toloalats Iteaeh Kl I'aao. EI, I'ASO, Tex., Jan. 17. Twenty-five Mormon colonists from the state of Chi huahua. Mexico, arrived here lato laHt night aboaid a train that came through to Juarex from Cases Grandes. A num ber of cthors. It was stated, were com ing on the special train from I'arral duo today. General Gabriel Gavira, commandnnt nt Juai-et, said that the body of Jose Rodri guez, which was to be brought to the border to prove to Americans that ha had len executed as one of the leadeis of Uie bandits who massacred eighteen mining men, would not arrive until to night. Tho train bearing it was delayed by a wreck,' according to Gavira. Wilson Will Order' The Admission of Mrs. Pankhurst WASHINGTON. Jan. melius I'auklu'rsl, the now on parole In New Immigration authorities i;.-ir. Km s frragiMt leader York under the will be formally admitted to the I'nited States ss soon as the papersi in her case leach Wsshlngtou. President Wilson ia opposed to her ex clusion. Mia. l'ankhuial . ia working ill b half of the Kerlilun relief movement. NEBRASKANS BOOSTING FOR JUDGE SULLIVAN il'ioin a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. iS-cial Tel egram.) Congressman I.obeck's recom mendation of Judge J. J, Sullivan fur the lamar succeaalon oil the supreme bench gathers momentum as the days go by. Todsy Representatives Reavls and Shal lenberger, acting Independently, called at the Iepartment of Justice and put In a good word for Judge Sullivan. Colonel and Mrs. John O. Maher and Mr. I'atterson of Lincoln were presented to the president today and later called on the Nebraska delegation. Clyde A. RosHlter. ex-sherlff of Cherry county, wss today nominated for register of the land office at Alliance, Mr. Ron hlter being recommended by Senator Hitchcock. l sMssMI tsTJl "N INTI. FILM 3il.VIlM. son why it could not make a voyagn across the Atlantic with a cargo. Tne Idea of a commercial submutl ic for blockade running In new, but practicable." Dr. Kdmund von Mat h, executive chair man, declared the committee was deter mined to get milk Into Uernmny. Ausirla HuiiRnry and Iu:slnn Poland, even if a Hiilimnrine had to lie built for the pur pose. ALLIES LAND MEN AT ATHENS' DOOR Germany Hears Entente Disembarks Troops at Phaleron with View to King's Overthrow. WOULD PUT UP VENIZEL0S II Ell LIN, Jan. 17. (By Wireless to Sayville.) Berlin , newspapers, according to the Overseas ; News agency, express the beliet (hat the landing oi allied troops at Phaleron, five', miles southwest of Athens, is considered as supplying proof that the entente powers intend using ex treme means to force tbe hand of Greece. ; : . The news agency says that accord ing to prevalent reports the Greek government has transferred part of the archives to Larrlssa. In North western Grcoce, whero eventually the Greek government likewise will be transferred. The news agency statement continues: "Berlin newspapers, commenting on ths latest news regarding Greece, unite in stating that the entente seems to have abandoned all regard for Greek neutrality and sovereignty. The landing at Pha leron is conald-rod a proof that the entente is now going to use extreme means for forcing Greece. "The fni-t that the British arc blockad ing the Greek coast most lightly, and are subjecting Greece to other Inconveniences Is interpreted by the papers as meaning that the entente is fomenting and pre paring the overthrow of the Greek gov ernment In order to substitute a repub lic with Venlsolos at the head. Army nltm Klnsj. Gratitude Is unanimously expressed by the newspapers that the entente army and the majority of the Greek popula tion are on the king's side and will frus trate aM attempts agslnst the country's sovereignty and the king's life. The .eltung Am Mlttag declores that the entente Inteods the assassination of a country which refuses to commit sul fide." The furegoing contuins the first in- tlmutlon from any source Hint the allies have effected a landing at Thaleron. Wreck of Subsea is ; Found Not Due to Outside Causes NEW YORK, Jan. 17.-Offl.laJa con ducting the two Inquiries, civil und navsl, Into tho cause of the exphwion Saturday on the submarlno E-S, which .caused the death of four men and serious' Injuries to ten others, were convinced today that tho accident was due entirely to natural causes. It was said they were not comJderiiig the suggektion that outside agencies might have been responsible..' Three of the six, enlixted men who were Injured were still In a critical condition today at tho naval hospital. The four civilians in a city hospital were suffi ciently recovered ' to be questioned by Coroner Wagner. Three of them told the coroner they were suffering from colds lust Saturday and were therefore unable lo detect the possible presence of gas within the hull. The fourth man, however, said that he snielled only the usual odor of gas and oil previous to the exp'oMon. Trial of Lorimer Again Postponed CHICAGO. Jan. 17. The trial of Wil liam Lorlmcr and other former officials of tho La Salle Street Trsst and Sav ings bank, set to begin todsy in the criminal court, was continued to Feb ruary 14. The men are charged with complicity in the wiecking of the institution. TURK FORCES IN MESOPOTAMIA ARE DEFEATED Secretary for India Announces in the House of Commons the Capture of Positions at Waddi. WITHDRAW SEVERAL MILES Sultan's Army Driven Back Nearly to the Fortifications of Kul-El-Amara. TURKS REPULSED IN CAUCASUS LONDON, Jan. 17. Announce ment was made In the House of Com mons today that the Turkish forces in Mesopotamia have fallen back to within six miles of Kut-KKAmara. The Announcement was made by .1. Austen Chamberlain, aecretary for India, who snld tho Turks had retreated as the result of another British victory. The Turkish posi tions at Waddi, he said, were car ried on Saturday by the British. Tarks Aml Harkset. HKHI.IN, Jan. K.-tBy Wireless to Say ville.) After delaying for a week the advance of strong Ilusslan forces In the Caucusus the Turks hsve withdrawn i heir advanced posts several miles at some points according to the Turkish official statement of today, received here from Constantinople. The ntstement follows: "In the Caucusus the Russians repeated ' their attacks against Turkish positions on both bunks of the Arasa, suffering heavy losses, especially .In the district between the Arasa and the Inld . Valley. Here Turkish advanced posts retired some kilometers after having delayed strong enemy forces for one week." Regarding operations In , Mesopotamia the stntement says: "There has been Intermittent artillery lire neur Kut-EI-Amara." strla'a Offer to MotfHfr, KUMK (Via Parla), Jan.. 17. Austria, according to a press dispatch from Athens, la reported to have offered a separate peace to Montenegro on the fol lowing terms: Austria engaged to guam ilec Monte negro all territorial rluhln l.i dculari in exchange for the cession of Mount Lov cea to Austria. Official announcement was rpade by the Montenegrin authorities on Saturday that Montenegro had never adhered lo or la- tended to adhere to any separate, pro posal of peace or to any armistice with Austria. - .,. , Rodriguez Taken by Mexican Employes of Lumber Company KL PASO. Tex.. Jan. 17. -General Rodri guez, tho bandit chief, was captured by Mexican employes of the Madera com pony, limited, not by Carranxa soldiers, according to some of the Mormon colo nists who arrived last night. They said Rodrlgues had sent a mes senger to Mader to demand a ransom for the town. The messenger wss well treated and General Rodrlgues was In vited to enter the town for a conference. With a few men he entered and was placed in jail with his men. Afterward hia captors went through the district gathering in Rodrlgues men, about twenty-five In all. It was said. They Were then turned ov.t to Carranxa soldiers. Rodrlgues was promptly executed. ' There are now 4on Carranxa troops at Nuexo Casas Grandes and Co I on la nub Ian adjoining, it waa said, and 800 at Pearson. According to American Consul Kd wards at Juares the Mormons feel that they aro receiving amplo protection and do not wish to leave. Kd wards said he had requested J. C, Hays, manager of the Babrlcora ranch near Madera, to Indicate the place where Peter Keane, an employ of the Hearst Interests.wa s killed by bandits. On receiving this information he raid the Carranxa general, Trevlno, will be asked to procure the body. CHIHCAHCA, Mexico. Jan. 17. The special train from Parrel, with American refugees from that district aboard, . ar rived hero today and left about noon for Juarex. It Is scheduled to reach the border late tonight. Orders have been given at all points to expedite the pas nage of the train. Gcncial Jacinto Trevlno, military chief of Chihuahua state, probably will appoint General Luis Herrera as his successor when he does south In a short time. Lieutenant Colonel Nlvares. a Villa of ficer captured a day or two ago, will be tried by court-martial tomorrow. Ac cording to Mexicans officials the verdict undoubtedly will be death. ' I Four Men Indicted in Rubber Shipping Plot Plead Guilty NKW YORK, Jan. lT.-Edward Weber, Paul Schmidt. Max Jaeger and Richard Wolillierg, accused In a federal Indict ment of conspiracy to ship contraband to the Get man government In violation or the customs laws, pleaded guilty today and were fined. Spanish Steamship Belgica is Sunk LONDON, Jan. 17. The Spanish steamer Belgica has been sunk. Twenty-three members of the crew were saved. The last mention of the Belgica la available mHt i me records notea its aj rival at Iecemher 12 at Heeham, Eng land, from Sag unto. Spain. Th ateamer was owned by the International Naviga tion company of Bilbao. Its gross ton nage waa 1,10a.