VOLUME XV. NO./46. IT fmirl 8uecM »8r to th« lola Dally Reglitcr. the tola Daily Racord and th« lola Dally Index lOLA, KAS., DEC. 16; B11-5ATURDAY EVENING. Dally RaalctM-. E W*&ly Reflistar, EIGHT PAGES PKLIRIOrs FKOM mvn\, MJiS. D. KI.XSEK TELLS OF .IX ASSAULT. THE WKATHES. Foreengt for Kaiwusi Genenilly (nir (oalght nnd SnndJiy; warmer In weitt portMn tonight Data recorded at Lofel Office of V.'eather Bureau: Temperature—Highest yesterday at |i. m. 41; lowest today at 6:30 a. m. 27; moan temperature yesterday was normal; excess In temperature since Jnniiary Ist, 1141 degrees. DESCRIBES HEfl USSAiUNI -LOW, HEAVY-SET A >n WEARl.X; A WHITE HAT," WOMAN SATS. Fall from a Back I'orrh. First Said to Have Been Arcldrnf, Dcielopes Yestrrday. 1 p. m 3S 2 p. m 39 3 p. m 41 •I p. m 40 •i p. ni 39 Ct p. m 39 T p. m 3S 8 p. m 38 9 p. m 37 10 p. m 37 11 p. m.-...26 12 mdt. 3r. Today. 1 a .m.-^-.n."; 2 a. m 34 3 -4 .m 31 4 a. m 30 5 a. m 29 6. a. m. 28 7 a. m. 27 8 a ;m 27 9 a. ra 28 10 a. m 32 11 a. m 36 12 noon 33 Did Mrs.-David Kin.sor. of 211 Xorlh Walnut street, fall from tlio ba<-k porch of her home last night, or 1^= the se^re fracture cf 1I.T .skull just j inches. Prrclpltotlon for 24 hours enilinR a. m. today. 0; deficiency In prncipita- tlon yesterday .03 inch; excess in pro- Hpltatlon since January 1st, 1.29 Inches.' Relative humidity 7 a .m. today 94 per cent; dew point 27 de^rocr; hn- rowpter reduced to soa level 29.9S Sunrise today 7:32 a. .">:04 p. ni. m. EUHKel over the left eye due to her I'clng struck by a club in the hands of a negro who w.is prowling about in thr darkness? This Is ilie question that Mrs. KInsers husband and the police are trj'«ng to answer. Last night about ten o'clock Mrs. Klnser stepped out on the back iwrch. Loss In ropulnllon Vnis Out n fonnty HE WILL TELL COXFEREXE TO DECIDE WHETHER WAR IX CHIXA SHALL EXD. EMPIRE MAY GOl TO (.NEKB 1- F0R3fER EITEXIES UXITE IX WAR OX CHIXA REPirBLir.tXS WILL LXSIST OX SirUJIERGEXCE OF .WAXCRUS.^ They Will Demand lie Ended as I 'ijue. That frlce DynnMly IS JIBOLISHED Hardly a nio;uent had passed, when she returned, and her two daughters, wl.o were IMUXV at the time, saw that she had been severely wounded on the forehead, the injury being of such gravity, as was betray.'d by the look In bor pyc^'. that her mind was temporarily afii'nted. "(ilrlK," i^he said, "l feli from the porch and struck m.v head on a tub." l !y this iluif Mrs Kinhpr wa .i becoming delirious, and a physician WAS hastily suiiimout >il. .Meantiuif- one of the dnughtcrs asked Mrs. Klnser how tshe happened to fall. •I didn't fall," replied .Mrs. Kinsor "1 was -standing on the jiorch when a negro, who suddenly appi'nrei! out of the darkness, struck uiv. with a club. He was n short, hcavy-fct negro, and he wore a white hat" Mr.s. Kin ?pr wa.s still delirious today, and until her mipd becomes dear it will be iii'possible to tell which of her stateuic.us is tr;:e, whether she Oftlce INreuiber 3l»t The office of Poor Comnilssloner for fV^Un County will be abolished December 3l8l and after that date all matters usually handled by the couinils- .sloner niu^t be cared for by the county conniii.-sioners. city commissioners and township officers. Consequently, v.uh (ho i -lose of the pl .'Kent month \1 .\lirauis. the piesi'nt commissioner A'lll go nut of olllcc a!id no successor Will he appointed. The abolishment of the office is due to the loss of popul:ition In Allen county. Til" law provider that coun- ;ies bavin;; a population of 3C»,000 oi more iiijiy em|>ioy a commisgloner. wl.ose di;ty It shall be to investigate casus of destitution and provide such relief, as may be found necessary. The work of the rommissioner in counties having less than 30.000 devolves U |fon !he county commissioners and town. „ , , ship officers. It had been hoped th.i' f^'ll from the porch, or was assaulted ,ome way could be found to avoid do- b> a -negro. The physicians found that icg aw»y with the services of a pooi Mrs Kinser had sustained a severe commi.-sioncr. .Since he has been ir fracture of the leu frontal bone, and office. Mr. .Ahrams has succeeded in part of this, pressmg on th^ brain. Is saving the county manv himdreds of vi-hat is cau.-ing the delerlum. The j-j.-ars by the use of csreful jud.^- uient In v ceding out unworthy case brought b.'lore him. It has also beer pos.sible, in the past, to afford Immediate relief in urgent c-ces'•because .\brams was always on the Job to in- A-estigato and give the necessary, or- rs. Uiis conduct may hay^- been ob- 'ecMonable to some aiudicants for aid and he has been roundly "cussed" for (Ily tin- A ^•.•<lM•lll ^o(l 1'ros.s) Shanghai China Dec. 16.—The c<mi :i:g week will be, i>erhni)s, the most lotable in the hi.story of the revolution In China. Tank Shao Vi, thp Imperial plenipotentiary appointed by Piemier Yuan .Shi Kal to negotiate term:; of peace with the victorious Revolutionaries,, Is fb arrive in Shanghai Sunday. Wu Ting Fane, former Chinese mln Ister at Washington, and recently selected as foreign minister of the Republican cabinet, will .s^nd two repre- !-entatlves to meet the iiarty 'at its landing at the settlement. The, municipality of Shanghai has offered the town hall for meetings of the peace conference. The beet observers among 'nfluential Chinese believe there is a good chance of a settlement being made through mutual concessions. . The Republicans are determined to deuuiDd that the dynasty be brought to a close and that "the Manchus as a class or clan be merged with the ClU- ncse. The National Congress, if the prop- •>sition Is acceiited, will have its racnt- bers (Elected by each province and will eontrof tlie Impp-ial finances as well IS the army and navy. «LAXKETIX« THE COLOXELI THAT COUXTRT OPPOSES -Pis.- SAOE OF SVLZEB BESOLUTIOK. INTEBRUPTEDDLDFBIEIIBSIIIP SEXATE WILL TRY TO ELnflXAT^ OFFEXSIVE LAXGUACIf. , - .Vcanwbile the President and Seete- lary Knox Are Kept Middling Bnsy. I IVkiii nens-Kcm: '»n«lJ«i»uw jJ«Te united in a deal l.y nhlrh they will ft.rce China to ghe (liem W, of III fulnre bond I .HMue^ norlliof the CJreut Chlnr.se Wall. Tills h construed «s a bomb shHI to fori-lBn Mwers? ')hlo Proirrrssires to JIake Vlirorou> LaFollette Canijiaigu. injury is a very dangerous one, although not necessarily fatal. The otbor members of the Kinser family, constsling of .\(r- Kinser. two sons, and two daughters, ore inclined to believe that the negro of whom Mrs. Klnser spoke was a chimera her story of the assault being a result of delirium, which was already ut>on her. ^till. the story of the .issault is: re- refusal. to help in some eases, but celving consideration b.v all. and some these \>^ere Instances in v h.Ic'.i he be- of the neighbors are inclined to give lieved the persons asking aid were It credit. Several times during the capable of doing something for them- nast three or four months a man has .-elves or were entirely unworthy of been observed prowling about In the nubUc aid. However. In the face of rear of the Kinser premises, iiresum- these advantages, the law is plain and ably with the Intention of purloining r!,e comn.is .^ioTier is autonvHcalls something of value from the smoke ousted froin office December 31st. It house in the back yard. Nothing has ,viii mean nn:ch additional work for been missed front the smokehouse, tiio board of comuiissloners who will however, and the prowler has hot been 'lave to look after many persons who seen in the .past several weeks. -Vo evidence h:i» been found today to Indicate the manner in which .Mrs Kinser was injured. The Imprint of her hands j In the soft soil near the porch was found, and altlibugh this might indicate that she fell, is give.^ no clue to whether her fall was the result of a misstep or of being assaulted. Mrs, Kinser is fifty-five years of age, and for this reason her Injuries are more serious. The regain- lug of full cons<'ionBuess by the Injured woman is being awaited with anxious interest, as It f."* thought that she herself is the only one who can dear till the mystery. •piist receive regular aid from the •ounty, and it is very probable that 'he co'.intv pension law may he brought into use now to take care of some of t !ie several worthy persons who are wholly deuendeiit upon the ifh'ic for Busfemnce. The absence of a poor commission- "r v.ill result in more work for char- itnlile o ''eanl7 ,atlone. as many cases •iri.'-e whieii must be cared for without tiie (leliiy of waiting for a board uU't ting. YEBBIfE^ ROB FORMER lOUN Derrnitter 2.1 Selerled jis Uay When Clly Employe!* Will Aid Poor. ft!y the A.ssociate<l PreBsl Columbus. Ohio. Dec. 16.—To im •ress on Ohio Republicans that Theo- lore Roosevelt won't lie a candlda.te or President in V.i!2. .John D. Fack- ei, secretary of fl'e Ohio Progressive •-eagiie. tod.iy completed arrange- •nents- for. a •6j >eech -ni .-»king tour of he state by Serialor Clap]', of Minne- •ota. Glfford Plncl'ot. .tames R. Gai- :pld, and Ixmis D. Ilrandeis. of Boson. "Pinchot ar-.d Garfield arc credlt- •d with having the entire confidence >f Roosevelt. AXOTHfeR IXTERSTATE TEST. nn Missouri Beer lie Hauled Over and Sold I'l Kansast mir (By the A.ssoeiuled Pre."wi\ I^eavenworih. Kas.. Dec. 16.—What ' believed, will he a test ca.se as to ^ie application of the Interstate com- uerce laws to the transportation of iquor from a "wet" .state Into a "dry me came today with the c'onflscallon lere by representatives of the State \ttorney Gi ner«l of a wagon load of •>eer from Stillings. Mo. The driver vas arrested. • BROKE HIS WIFE'S XECK. She Wouldn't help Dlir a Well so He Shnnit Her. i (Pv f'e Assocliil-il I»re<---1 Colorado Springs, Dec. 16.- Angered because his wife refused to heir him dig a well Charles Durnl, a ranchman near here, shook her so violently that he broke her neck, 'liirnl surrendered when physicians fold him his wife was dead. COFFEYVILLE tJIRL A SlICIDE. Safe of .\le.\:inder Produce Hniise a( Fort .Scoll Wrecked wllh Xllni. The Fort £cx>tt Republican of this ,. ^ morning tells of the robbery of the Y .\lexander Produce Comi)any"s safe in Shat city lact night. The safe w'hjj blown by y-ggniea who used nitroglycerine. Mr. Aiexjinder was a resident of lola up to a month ago, when he -went into business at Fort Scott. "While here he ojieratcd the lola Produce Company with plant on West street and t;-.e Santa Fe railway. The Republican says: Yeggmen <.rccked the .1. M. .Mex- ander Pou 'tr: House, on North National avenue early this morning with a heavy chTrge of nitro-glycerlne. The force of -he explosion hurled the front door of the big safe across the s'reet in«o tie building occupied,by Jim Dalr- N'l booty was secured. Entrance ".v-s gained through a rear doorway. A hide used as a sileneer on the =afo V-MS found nartly blown nway. There is absolutely no clue to the amateur!»t work. Neighbors In that vicinity were awakened with the force of the evpioslon. Tli^e noise was heard for se-eral blocks away. ;* Mrs. Jim Paly reports three distinct ff >ot8. one a'jout 11:45. another about 12 and the Isst. that shook their build- in", about half an hour later. The work is very'plainly th8t_of novices. Mr. Alexander very seldom keeps more than $50 or $100 at the office Pt anv one time. The damage Is hard to estimate. A gas stove was blown to pie'-es. the entire front plnti glass windc-ip demolished and the ceilings ci^acked. W. H. Berrv of Toplin is In the city today on business. .Saturday. December 23. has been selected as the date for the municipal raiiie hunt fortho benefit of the i>«oi and some twenty nimrods wliost :iamea are ojj the city jiay roll will hi excused from labor on that day and Will form a iiarty to invade tlin woodlands in the hoi;e of-sectirlng game enough KM provide the moat for the dinner of m.my a poor family In lolf. Chris! luas Day. At the request of. the employes Mayor llollinger has written to State Caiiie and Fish Warden L. U Dychr psking that permis.^ion be granted the city employes to hunt without license for this spechil occas.on. day and date only. The City employes, working as they do every working day in the year have no chance to hunt on any save a special occasion and have.'therefore, no use for a hunting license. They believe they should be allowed fo hunt free since the game secured is to be turned over to charity. MISCltEA.XTS DAMAC.E A BRIDOE. A Wateh Maintained on Sootli Ken- tncky Street Stnictiir«. C. M. Smith, of Humboldt a county bridge engineer, has completed repairs on one of the largest bridges In the county, the South Kentucky street cement structure. To put up the rail Ing required it was necessary to place large Iron posts In cement. Workmen bad set the iKists and the fresh cement was left over night to set. During the night some miscreant tore' up three of these posts and threw them off Intp the creek. Mr. Smith has replaced these and a close, watch Is being maintained on the bridge to prevent further trouble. Urank Arid "'•eiiM'^e Hcprinianded TIT Her Father. Coffeyville, Kas., D?c. 16.—IJecausc her father reprimanded her for com- ine home late last night from a dance. .Sophia Cabler, the twentv-three yar old flaughter of Valentine Cabler. •iresi (l<'nt rf a plass compnnv, drank carbolic acid today. She died shortly ifterward. PILING IP DYXAMITE EVIDEXCE The Federal Grand Jury at Indianaii- oli.4 IK Busy. <r!v t''» .A -'OH -l .it 'vl -Proxsl Indianapolis. Dec. 16.—Bundles of photographs showing how bridges viaducts, derricks and buildings had been wrecked by dynamlt.-> and nitroglycerine were taken before the Fed eral grand jury today. They were part of the pvld->nce in the government's Investigation of the dj'namlte conspiracy and gathered by J. A. G. Baderf a detective eraploved by the National Erectors' Association. Badorf has traced the movements of the McNatnaras and the operations of Ortio McManigal. PHEDICTSIIflGLO-GERIWIINil ME.WBER OF BRITISH PARLIAMENT GIVES I X«M ARDEI) iX- TERVIEW. ilc Uecliires the Whole German Xa- lion Wiiuts War With Great Britain. (fly I ho Aj-.voi-Iatvil ITCJH) New Yoik, Dec. li;.—.lohn Morton Griffiths, a member of thei British farllamcut said here today that within the next six years. Bngland .and i-ermany would be at war and all of Kuroiie\and also America will feel the effects of the conflict, lie made the prophecy following his arrival h^e from the Canadian northwest. The -•eason for Canada's refusal of reciprocity, he said, was her desire to itlck close to Mother England In the coming crisis. "The whole German natfon," continued Griffiths "is seeking war with as at every turn of the road and when a whole nation is behind a thing like this there is no stojiping it." PROGRESS OF FT. RILEY CASE XURDER AXD SlICIDE. Insane Father Shoots Son and Takes His t>nn Life. <l!y Ih'? AswociKted Press) I -08 A.ngoes. Calif., Dec. 16.—Samuel P. Ayers, of Boston, aged 50, shot and probably fatally wounded his son, JoKGi>h, aged twenty, at a hotel today "^"^h^older ^ril'l ^st ^ts 'w^ AXOTHER .MAX ARRE.STED OX SUS PICIOX OF GUILTY KXOWLEDGE. GEORGE GOILD BIVS CASTLE. !»urchase of I>(ale In lives Reiireuicnl Scotland l!i!iui/r. Re- .New York, I.ec. 16, — Dispatches liriuted here ye ;!eiilay niscri that (i. I. Gould, by the |(iir<-hasei>f Castle .Menzles, near Pert!..-hire. ScothimK has added his name to the list of American milllonaii 'OK p <i .-'!.enstug preat landed estates 1n (ireat llrltaln. The new Gould property coiiiiirl8 'c."f several hou.santTacres anil it is said that Jlr. nould will spend a iotislderaljle part •it each year there. .Negoliatiious for 'he purchase were can ie<l (|n through Lord Decies, (Joulds Kou -ii'.-lav.-. The piircha.se <if this property has revived rumois that .Mr. Gould ex- iiecti! to retire from ;icfive business life. During the iiast year he,has relinquished a nui'iber of his important 'ailroad posts. time ago and remarked yesterday he had nothins more to live for and wished to die. Joseph Ayers was shot in the back of the head. Th-? bullctt penetrated the brain but surgeons said he had a slight chance for recovery. Father and son occupied adjoining n.oin.s. The older man entered the son's room and after firing a bullet into Ills son's head, hurriod back to his own apat-tment and committed suicide. Evldenre Aiminst Ex-Chaplain Brewer. CIIOHI S GIRLS ACQUITTED. .lury Mold;. T!i :;t Millionaire Stokes Got What Was Coming. READV FOR AIL E.MEIMJEXCIE.S. Army Lets Conlrarls for Enough Ammunition fur u War; Washington, Dec. l -'i. —Enough ammunition to supply the ITnifed States ] r^'.llionnire's legs, army, navy and state mllltla for three I an da half years v.ill he In the arsenals and sctrong hoxes of the t'nlted States at the enJ of *he present y^par. Brigadier General Crozier. chief of ordnance of the army told the hou.=e committee on niilirary affal.-s today that the army would then be ready to meet any contingency of war.' so far as ammunition was concerned. The government has been contracting for enough ammunition frpm private concerns to keep the cpinpanles unnlng, as an "in.surance": against •me of war. • .\ew York. Dec. 16.—A verdict of "mit Kitl4fy" was returned late yesterday, freeing Lillian Graham and Ethel Cor.rad of criminal charges on which they had hern held since last June ftir shooting the millionaire sportsman and hotel proprietor. W. K. I). Stokes. The jury reached its verdict in slightly less than an hour's deliberation— fift.v-eight ii'inu'es. to be exact. The "shooMng show girls" were fried on an iiiilicttuent of three counts I he first charging an attempt to murder Stokes. Of consideration of this count, however, the jurors were relieved by .Justice Marcus, at the request of the district attorney. The eriiMt >-estricted the jury to the sec- on<f and third counts, which charged, resiiectlvely. assault in the first de- ;,ree with Intent to kill and assault ii- (he second degree with. Intent to do bodily injury. Siokes wns shot when he called at the (riartiueut of the show girls on the n!;:ht of June yth. He said he had cone there at the Invitation of Miss Conrail. with the expectation of getting letters he had written to Miss tirnham. and that when he got there I 'iie girtri laid before him a demand '''»r money, wl'.h a flourish of revolv- '•r -t and a thre-t to shoot. The girls -•>id Sirkes attacked them and that be sei/.e:l their revolvers long enough to fire two shots, ami thev shot al.=o. .evnra! tiullets taking effect In the Washington, Dec. 16.—: of protest by the Russian bassador to President Taft agaiiisi^ the language of the Sulzer resoltL-.j tion abrogating the treaty of 1831, with Russia It was reported, tOr djlA ^l^at the Senate would pass ,eHl ^K on Monday or Tuesday, a modified resolution. ; That President Taft regarded' the situation as serious was Indicated when five members of his Cabinet were summoned for a •Bpecial meeting. Secretaary Knoz- Attorney General Wickersbam and Secretaries MacVeagh, Meyer and Nagel were present. : (By the Associated Press) Junction City, Kas., Dec. 16.—.•^iniy officials today said that the deia.v: in bringing Rev. C. M. Brewer, to the Post was due to the difficulty of tc-I curing the approval of the Federal district court officers at Topeka of the warrant Issued by L'nited States Qoinmissloner Chase. Brewer, .^the former chaplain, accused of connection with the cx/ilosions at the Fort. 1 .'5 expected hourly. Officials today said the Quirk confession accusing tiie former chaidain was not the only testimony a.galnst htm. This, they said w'as backed by other evidence and proof of the presence of the defendant in or near Junction City at the time of tlie crimes alleged. Tmmpeter John Crlle of Battery E, Sixth ftsld artillery, was arrested late yesterday in connection with the dyria mite explosions and fires at Fort Riley, which cost the government $1,000 000. Crile Is the sixth soldier p'aced under arre.st since the investl- uatlon of the explosions became public .following Private Michael Quirk's confession that he caused the explosions at the Instigation, he .alleges of the Rev. Charles M. Brewer, former chaplain at the fort. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Shannon, of Anacortes. Wash., came in yesterday far a visit during tU« holidays withj Mrs. G. W. Burtnett will go to To- their son, t. B. Shannon and family.^ peka Monday for a visit of several Mr. and Mrs. Shannon have been touring for several weeks In Indiana. Ohio, the District of Columbia. Virginia and Tennessee, and It Is certainly a com- -nt to lola when they say that this la the cleanest appearing and most^attracllve city they nave yet en countered. Reverend W. H. Owen addressed the recular weeklr meeting of the Bovs" Bible Class of the Y. M. C. A. which occurred at the Association building at two o'clock this afternoon. J. D. Cammac. of Chanute. is visiting In the city today. days with relatives. Mrs. W. P. Bell, who has been visiting for several weeks with relatives in Geneva, returned hoihe today. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Green :lejft this afternoon for Leroy, where they will visit with relatives for several jdays. Lewis Green, and daughter, Sjlrs. L. Li. Lyons, of Waverly returned] home last evening after a vlfSt wltfi Mrs. A. C. Coy, HARRY RICHTER IS DEAD. Tie Served Two Term* a** Lieutenant GoTernor of Kansas. En ;;iorl8. Kas., Dec. 16.—Harrr E. RIehter of Council Grove, died here yc'ter'tay afternoon. He was a leader in Ken^as Republican i>clitlcs during the 90's. served In both houses of the legislature and was lieutenant ^.^vernor under Governor Edmund N. ,Morrlll In T894, and under Governor W. E. StanlfV In 189S. He was 65 .vears o'd. His death followed closely a surgical operation. .MOTHER AXD BABE BOTH DIE. HE REFUSED TO .MARRY HER.r: And So She Shot Herself and Will Probably Die. fBy the Assrx-lated Pro.ss)' Chicago, Dec. 16.—While telephoning to Frank Cockerlll, a Chicago lumber dealer of Jerseyvllle. 111., to reproach him for his refusal to marry her, Mrs. Edna Roblnsoa. of Portland. Ore., guest at the LaSall^Hotel, shot herself early today and waSi taken to a ho.sjiltal In a » serious condition. Cockerill was at another hotel a block away. He heard the shot over the telephone and went at once to the 1^-iSalle Hotel where Mrs. Robinson was found. KrWMELL MAY GET WELL. ".Man of Mwlerr" mnw Recover From Wreck Injuries. <ny the As<:.^!ated Press) Marlon. Ind.. Dec. 16.—George Klmraell, of Niles. Mich., the man of mysterious Identity who was Injured 'n a wreck v''sterday will be broueht here from Convorse with'n a few- days If his condition confines to improve. He has a chance to recover. FT. RILEY LOSSES XOT GREAT. Mni. Hemphill's Lean Tnfo Pond After Stove Explosion Fnaraiilng; I.«wrence, Has. Dec. 15.—Mrs. L. T!. Hemphill wto was burned yesterday evenly of her home" near Reno, ten miles from Lawrence, while attempting to' save her 7-months-old baby, died here at 2:30 this morning. The child died last night at 9:30. Mrs. Hemphill had /soaked the fuel fn her kitchen stove Fith coal oil end was applylni».« match when the blaze <:hot up and Ignited her^clotblng. She had her baby In |her arras and with It she ran nut and|]aniped Into a nearby pond to exfljiguUh the flames. WaShlnefon *nthorHle« Very Much RedHce Former E«tlinate.<>. (By the Assocl.-.ted Press,) Washington. Dec. 16.— Estimates of the Quarter Master Gaaenl's department of the army here/^damages done at Ft. Riley br recef^dynamit- Ings are conslderalj.v lower than thi press reports state. -They total $107,600 and are* declared to be liberal estimates. tBy the AMOcUtPd PniSB) Washington, Dec. 16.—What in diplomatic circles is interpreted as practically a threat of Russia to sever all friendly relations with the Unit«d States In the eve'nt Congress abrogates the treaty of 1832, was made today to President Taft and Secretary Knox by Russian Ambassador George Dakhmeteff. . .Bakhmeteff nrotested that the Sulzer resolution calling for the- ibroga- tion is Inconsistent with the long friendship that has existed between Russia and the United States. Owing to the reticence of all.con cerned in the..negotiation it was Impossible to learn the exact nature oT the pretest. It Is believed to have, been -directed principallr against tbft language of the Sulzei" reSohitioni which boldly declares that Russia haa violated the terms of the treaty, j When informed of this, Mr. Salter ;-halrman of the House Committee On 1 Foreign Relations, declared he saw nothing insulting to "Sensitive Russia" in his resolution and believed it v.ould go through the Senate without modification. While neither President nor Secretary Knox is alarmed over the turn of affairs it wps said at the'IWhIte House that a determined effort would be made by Senate leaders to modify the language of the Sulser resolution. Action on the Russian treaty Is ached •ilei in the Senate for Monday, but It was indicated that consideration of the subject might be delayed. ' Meanwhile diplomatic negotiations are being continued with Russia. After conferring with Bakhmeteff the President entered into conference •vith Secretary Knox. Later the Russian Ambassador called at the State Department and was closeted for .=orae time with the Secretary. Both n denied that the situation Is at all serious, but wouldn't discuss the details of their conference or of the call at the Wlilte House. Republican Leader Mann, of the House, expressed the hope today tnat the "recitals" In the Sulzer resolu- tfoHwoulS^ be stricken out before It. passe* the Senate. He said It was not within the province of Congress io declare that Russia had violated the treaty though it was proper to^)r "In our opinion from the tJnited State's standpoint, the treaty has t^en violated." ^ Speaker Champ Clark, whett Jtt- rormed of Russia 's protest againirt ,t£» Sulzer resolution said: "The Houii" has a right to pass any resolutAni lit .^nv form It 'pleases." That the United States wa» IMAWI: strongly on the hope that AtneiicitB Ambassador Guild would be mccess- ful In obtaining a modification, of tBe~ passport regulations writh the, At Petersburg government was indicated by a member of the cabinet OPje basis suggested was that the Russlait -JtoV- ernment agree to admit to Rasqla .American Jews whose character i |id s tanditig are vouched for by the United States. It was the belief bfre that this suggestion had been offered j^y .Ambassador Gnild and that It was being considered by the Russian For- ei,en Office. News of Russia's protest spread through the city and caused a decided sensation. Little else was talked o fat the Capitol and there were a njiimber of formal confereocea emong the National legislators. The Senate was not in session. XURDER IX THE SECOXD DEGREE Twenty Tear* for Farmer Wlw Decapitated His Btred Xan. "Papa," remarked the irrepressible three-year-old the o'her day. "don't yon wish you didn't hive to work— so's von eould just haul trunks to the depot and things like that?" rwv the As."eolated Press) Council Grove. Kas.. Dec, 16.—N. T. 01 sen. a wealthy farmer was con- vjeted today, of the murder >^of hia hired man, Walter Newfanner. Th^ tur" was ont all night., The Terdtcti is for. second degree murder, whlbh'i enrrles with it a minimum iratence of twenty rears in prison. Olfton ebonped off Newfanner'a head with a enrn knife. The defense was In- j sanity.- , ...
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