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6if nTf I I 11 i trf 'B ,1 1 ta v. i i f-i 1 -l Fifty-sixth Year. So. 257. MINNEAPOLIS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1923 Price Two Cents in Minneapolis.

French Advance Into Baden Catches Germans Unprepared Near East Parley Collapses; Turks Reject Allied Treaty Grip of Cold Wave Broken; Mercury Rises Minneapolis Thermometers Samoa Believed Center of Earth Tremors; Radio Calls Unanswered Visitors Throng Minneapolis for AutoExposition Chicago Features to Be on Display When Doors Open Today. Record Monday Attendance Expected as Mercury Rises in Night. WLAG Broadcasting Station Feature Attraction of Exhibitors. Cavalry. Seizure of Towns Is Seen as Move to Control Railways.

Berlin Declares Action Is Indefensible From Legal Standpoint. Berlin, Feb. 4. By Associated Press! The strategic extension of the Kehl bridgehead area, opposite Ktrassburg, 'is believed here to be the Immediate Ismet Unmoved By Last Hour Plea of Curzon Kemal Envoy Stands Firm in Refusal to Sign Peace Pact. Child, Grew, Bristol Make Final Effort to Save' San Diego, Feb.

4. Efforts to get Into touch with Samoa Islands on which Is located the only high power radio station In Oceanica, have been unavailing since the temblors and tidal waves of Saturday noon, according to a wireless dispatch from Honolulu received here tonight. Fear that the earth disturbances may have centered in the South Pacific and created havoc among the tiny low lying lslaifdB of the great archipelago, was expressed by naval radio officers here tonight. The big Pearl Harbor station near Honolulu, the dispatch stated, has tried unsuccessfully to "raise" Tutuila, the Samoan wireless plant, since the latter failed to respond to calls late Saturday evening at the regular working schedule time. Should the silence of the Tutuila station extend through tonight the fear of damage would be grown to almost a certainty, it was said.

No message from ships in the wide expanse of the Pacific south of the Hawaiians, had reached the primary wireless stations here, at Pearl Harbor or at Balboa, it was said tonight. The small Samoan group is the only territorial possession of the United States In the south Pacific and lies almost in the center of the numberless South Sea islands, mid-way between Hawaii and New Zealand. Pharaoh's Sleep Unbroken as Wind Storm Halts Excavators Failures in Colleges Attributed to Three Causes By Chicago 'U' Chicago, Feb. 4. The failure of college students Is attributable to three causes, according to a survey made by University of Chicago ofii-dais which was mads public tonight.

The most Important, Dean David Allen Robertson said, Is lack of purpose. Other reasons are bad training and Inability to "read intelligently." As college students are not "nagged on" by teachers as In grade and high schools, he added, students having no particular aim naturally lag In their studies. General Kuroki, Russia Japan War Hero Dies Famous Nippon Warrior Led His Troops to Victory at Mukden. Toklo, Feb. 4.

(By Associated Press) General Tamemoto Kuroki, one of the famous warrior of Japan, died today of pneumonia. He wa 78 year old. Japan' admiration for It eminent soldiers was lavished on General Kuroki, for Kuroki will go down In Japanese history as the hero tit Mukden. It was at Mukden In the Russo-Japanese war that the legions of Kuroki rolled back the forces of Russia. 'Signal Victory at Yalu.

General Kuroki Inaugurated a series of successes In the Russo-Japanese war by a signal victory in the batle of the Yalu. This was followed by successes In the battle or llalho-yen, Llao-yang, Hha ho and Mukden. At Llao-yang, August 25, 1904, he broke camp and, leaving only a small force, advanced northward and encountered the Russians under General Keller, compelling them to retire with over 1,000 casualties, against 300 on the Japanese side. In the battle of Sha-ho, he frustrat ed the plan of General Kuropatkin to attack the light wing of the Japanese army and roll it back upon Llao-yang and to shut off General Oyama In Llao-yang and then make a rapid march to the south to relieve Port Arthur which wa being besieged by. General KogL In pursuance of thl plan th-j Russian general, Rennenkamnff mafe a Aerca assault upon Kurokl's extreme tight at Pensihu, while a contingent of Co sack closed the Taitxe river and cut off Kuroki' In the rear.

The situation of the Japanese army seemed very critical, but being reinforced the table was turned in favor of the Japanese. At the same time forces of cavalry succeeded in driving away the Cossacks south of the Taitse river nd in restoring the inter rupted communications. Attacked Russian Ift Wing. In the great battle of Mukden, Kuroki' soldier occupied the right flank and attacked the left wing of the Russian army, which commanded by Lieutenant-General Llnevitch end General Rennenkampff at Ttnkhetchen. The Japanese advance of Kuroki at Mukden contributed greatly to the eventual victory of the Japanese army which was under the supreme command of Field Marshal Oyama.

At the conclusion of the Russo-Jan-anese war, Kuroki was made a count and apilnted a member of the Supreme military council of the empire. In 1907 he visited the United State a the official representative Japan at the Jamestown exposition. This wa first visit abroad and was given a most enthusiastic weljoma by the people of the United States. Baltimore Toreadors Chase Bull two Miles as Pedestrians Flee Baltimore, Feb. 4.

Escaping from his owner somewhere In Baltimore county, a large red and white bull today wandered Into the city. For-three hours he resisted the combined efforts of amateur toreador and agent of the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals to capture him. Several hundred persons joined In the chase, which led through more than two miles of city streets. Scores of churchgoer were scared into panic during the chase and several men were attacked and knocked down by the animal. Many' pedestrian whom the animal met in hi journey through the downtown street were chased to safety in churches and stores, 'while others climbed fence to get out of the bull' way.

4 i. 1 I motive for the French occupation of Offenburg and Appenweier and other Baden railroad junction points, the un-obutructed possession of which affords complete control of the important railroad lines skirting the right bank of the Rhine. The news that French cavalry squadrons marched Into the towns of Baden early this morning came as a bolt out of a clear sky and found unofficial quarters In Berlin wholly unprepared for such a move. Note Reaches Berlin. The Rhlneland commission's note Informing the Berlin government of the Impending occupation reached Berlin late this evening, and provoked only informal comment, although it was stated that the pretext indicated in the note was farfetched In that the withdrawal of the Paris-Prague and trains was considered the logical outcome of the prevailing transportation confusion resulting from the occupation of the Ruhr.

"The present action is wholly indefensible from the point of law and also cannot be defended in connection with other penalties for the alleged German defaults in reparations," was the statement of a foreign office official tonight. No Reparations to Be Had. He declared that none of the places in Baden invaded by the French military would yield reparations, and he suspected French dissatisfaction with their "zone of Influence" had led them to extend its area for purely atragetic purposes. sJThe withdrawal of the American troops and the absence of an American delegate on the Rhineland commission is viewed a fatal to German Interest, as is believed hens that the presence of the Am-icans Would have yielded an effective deterrant to French aggression, which apparently Is finding no obstruction since the Americana vacatel the Coblenz ector. French Intention to Extend Area Reported.

London, Feb, 4. A Reuter dispatch give unconfirmed reports of the Intention to incorporate the important Industrial area of Elberfeld and Barmen within the military zone and also French occupation of Hamm. This would give the French control of traf fic from the bridgehead to the In- German Girl Accidentally Shot By French Soldier. Duissburg, Germany, Feb. 4.

(By Associated Press.) A little German girl wa accidentally killed today and another wounded by a bullet from the rifle of a French corporal; The corporal fell while ascending stairs to the bridge over the railroad tracks snd dropped his rifle, which exploded. General Degoutte sent condolences to the parents of the children. The occupation authorities have taken charge of the funeral arrangement for the girl killed and will provide for her family. The corporal wa unnerved by the accident he attempted, to commit suicide. Mine Manager, Stinness' Aid Is Arrested London.

Feb. 4. Max Eathelte, man ager of the Victoria mines and one of Hugo Stinnes' right hand men, has been arrested and sent to Muenster, say a dispatch to The Times, from Essen. The cause of hi arrest Is not known. Machine Guns Disperse German Communist Mob.

London, Feb. 4. (By Associated Press) In Essen tonight, after vain at tempts by the German police to disperse a great communist demonstration, the French guard at the post office suddenly opened a machine gun fire over the head of the crowd, which Instantly dispersed, says a despatch to the Time from Essen. The despatch adds that it is rumored in Essen that the French have received orders to Are on all gatherings exceeding 200 persons. Blaine Man Nominated to Wisconsin Senate Superh Feb.

4. Marcus Kemp was nominated for state senator over Ray J. Nye by a majority of 635 vote in yesterday primary, returns tonight indicated. The primary wa held to name a successor to Ole Kinney, senator-elect, who died on De cember 28. Kemp, who will have no opposition in the election, is regarded as a supporter of Gov.

J. 3. Blaine. Hit 2 Above Mark at Midnight. Snow Predicted Today With Not Much Change in i Temperature.

Crest of Sub-Zero Weather Is Believed Passed in Northwest. The sub-zero weather hich for 40 hours drove Minneapolis shivering to and from work and set a six-year cold record, broke at noon yesterday when on degree above was recorded by -the government thermometer. The meroury continued to rise, reach-, Ing seven above at 4 o'clock. It then started back down, reaching zero at 11 p. m.

It was two degrees above at midnight. The upward tendency began at a. after the thermometer had registered 16 degrees below zero for two hours, without varying a fraction of a degree. The coldest yesterday was 16 degrees below and the warmest seven degrees above, a range of ,23 degrees during the 24 hours. The average for the day was four degrees below zero.

8now Piyditied Today. Not much change In temperature Is predicted for today, with snow today and probably tomorrow, The fire department was given little rest, numerous calls being answered during the 24 hours. In a majority of the rases the fires were not serious, verhatlng of furnaces and stoves was the most common cause of trouble. General hospital had last night treated several cases of frost bite, none of which yroved serious. Little Kelief in Other Cities.

Minneapolis Is more fortunate than many parts of the country, which yes-Jterday reported little relief from the blasts. However, tho crest of the icold wave la reported to have passed jon to the East. From 20 to 25 degrees above rero Is predicted from Chicago today. Eight below was Vie coldest I there yesterday, a record for the win-'ter. Duluth.

which experienced 32 de-tjcrees below Saturday, reported 24 decree below to be the coldest yester- day. i The hourly report of the Weather iJurfwu since 2 m. yesterday, follows: I 2 a. m. 13 llow.

I la. m. 14 below. 4 rn. 14 Ix low.

i a. ni. 14 below. a. m.

IS below. 1 a. m. IS below, I a. ni.

13 below. a. m. 13 below, it) a. m.

I below. 3 1 a. 3 below. 2 p. m.

4 1 p. m. above. 4 p. rn.

7 above. 6 p. ru. 7 above. 6 p.

m. above. 7 p. m. 4 above.

8 p. m. above. 9 p. m.

2 abov. 18 p. m.jf1 abov. It p. 12 p.

na. 2 above. ,32 noon 1 above, 1 p.i. above. The strong northwest wind which ac-llr-ompanle the cold during the past two 'days, had subsided, considerably last Bight.

Crest of Cold Wave Passes Eastward. Chicago, Feb. 4. The winter's record-breaking cold wave which has gripped the Northwest and Central West since Friday nlcht ha spent It force, the local weather bureau announced tonight. The crest of the cold wave has passed eastward.

Prof. Henry J- forecaster for the Chicago district, said tonight, a added that It. would hot reach eastern seaboard states. While he predicted winter temperature In the Central West for tomorrow and probably for Tuesday, he said that ub-rero temperatures -were not anticipated except porsibly in certain part of the Northwest where cold weather was "expected to continue, although it will not bo eo severe, accord Ing to the forecasts. The most unusual feature of the cold weather for the past few days, Professor Cox said, ha been the general cold rain and enow In the lower Mississippi valley, patlcularly around Memphis, Vicksburg, tihreveport.

and Chattanooga, where sub-normal temperature accompanied by snow and sleet were reported. This weather; severe for the outhland, ill not generally extend, to the gulf coast, Profgmor Cox said. For Chicago territory, which thl morning exceeded the lower temperature of the winter with a thermome-ter at eight below 'zero at S. o'clock, Frofessor Cox predicted a temperature of 20 or 25 degrees above zero for tomorrow, while the thermometer tonight will reach five or six above zero as a maximum, he said. Snow flurries were anticipated tomorrow for.

the Great Lake region and were expected to extend over Iowa, Minnesota and the Dakota. Many sections In the Middle West, Jn' addition to Chicago, thl morning experienced the coldest weather thl winter. pululh, which had a temper atur of '32 below zero Saturday, however, recorded but 24 below today and thl was the minimum reported for the country. The same minimum-aIo prevailed at Bismarck and Fargo, N. while St.

Paul reported 20 below. "White River, had a temperature "of 34 below zero. The stiff northwest wind, which accompanied the cold wave, ha moderated greatly throughout the district today, it was reported, and little wind Was expected tomorrow. ttviatrix Injured When Plane Falls 300 Feet Lo Angeles, Feb. 4.

Mis Bessie Colmar, Chicago avlatrlx, fell 300 feet while making an exhibition flight between Lo Angelc and Santa Monica today and suffered a broken leg and general shock. The plana wa wrecked. Weather Forecast. MINNESOTA Snow, today and probably tomorrow; not much chang la temperature, Additional weather on nag f. Industrial Day 9:00 a.m.

Doors open. 2:00 p.m. Dancing program. 2:30 p. m.

WLAG broadcasting. 6:00 p. m. WLAG broadcasts musical program, which continues throughout evening. 7:30 p.m.

Dancing program begins, 10:00 p.m. Doors close. Hundreds of visitors from all parts of the Northwest arrived In Minneapolis and St. Paul yesterday to attend the Twin City Automotive exposition, which opened in the Overland building, Midway, Saturday. The show was closed yesterday.

It will open at 9 a. m. today, remaining open during the week from 9 a. rn. to 10:30 p.

m. daily. Today Is Industrial day. All Displays in Place. When the doors are opened this morning, practically all of the features of the Chicago automobile show, including accessories, special chassis and motor car models of all kinds will have been installed at the Midway exposition.

The out-of-town visitors will be greeted by the Northwest's greatest auto show, complete in everything that makes for perfection in show comfort, pleasure, decorative beauty and educational value. Although Monday Is generally regarded a the quiet day of the exposition, the management last night predicted a record Monday attendance for today. The bitter cold wave which kept hundreds away from the show rooms Saturday, had passed last night. Moderate temperatures are predicted for the. week.

Chicago Exhibits Sent Here. The special train of 10 baggage cars full of exhibits trom the Chicago show, which closed Saturday night, left Chicago over the Milwaukee rail road yesterday morning and was due to arrive at the Overland siding dur ing the nihX.LAVori was received from Fat Cummings of the American Rail way Express, who Is In charge of the train, that the 10 car were able to accommodate, all of the exhibit slated for the Twin City exposition. Walter 'Wllmot, manager of the show, ordered special lights placed all along the Overland siding yesterday and last night was waiting with a large detail of men to unload the train and Install the exhibits. lie announced that the work would be completed an hour before the doors open. WLAG Attracts Crowds.

The WLAG, "Call of the North" radio station will continue its operation today, broadcasting the regular program in addition to automobile week features. The station was the outstanding attraction Saturday, attracting crowds which blocked all adjacent aisles. The dancing program will be played daily by Barrett' orchestra from 2 to 5 p. m. and from 7:30 to p.

m. The dancing floor ha been enlarged to meet an increased attendance of young people at the ahow. Many notable In the automobile world are expected to arrive for the exposition this week, including Eddie Rlckenbacker, American aviation ace, automobile race driver and manufacturer; Fred Cole and John N. Willy. The annual meeting of the board of directors of the Minnesota State Automobile association will be held tomorrow at the Minneapolis Automobile Club Town house, it was announced last night.

TwoBadlyHurt in Train Crash Passenger Coaches From Min-, neapolis in Collision With Freight. Two men were seriously injured and several others slightly, hurt when a Rock Island passenger train, bound from Minneapolis to Kansas City, collided with a coal train three mile north of Charitan, Iowa, yesterday. The train wa traveling at a high rate of peed when the crash came. Cyrus Hope and Fred Elder, conductor and brakeman of the coal train, were seriously Injured and taken to a hospital at Charitan, where they live. Other were given treatment and taken to their homes at or near Charitan.

No Minneapolis passengers' were hurt. The freight train and the caboose were thrown over a high embankment Into White Breast creek. The caboose caught fir but its occupants escaped. Ludendorff A Hacked Bu German Workmen Vienna, Feb. 4.

By Associated Press.) The arrival of the German General Ludendorff In Klangenfurt, Carthlna, today was the cause of serious fighting between Socialist workmen and Pan-German irregulars. Ludendorff had Intended to address the National Peasant congress. While he' was driving from the station, workmen tried to drag him from his automobll, characterizing him as "Germany's grave digger," "Woodhound," and "murderer." Ludendorff was not permitted to deliver his address. The street dec-oueratlon were torn down and burned amid greet excitement Tusanne. Feb.

4. Tv Assnclalrtrl Press) The European statesmen have failed to restore peace in tho Near East, and the conference called for this purpose definitely collapsed tonight after special efforts to save it- which were continued up to the moment Lord Curzon's train lefs Never in the history of politic? were such amazing marked today's tragic ending 1 1 i negotiations, which extended on-most three months. Practically whole diplomatic world ran after Pasha, head of the Turkish deJer trying to Induce him to. sign the -but Mustapha Kemal's favorito with gentle smile was immovably. Ismet Pasha Says No.

He said: "No" to all Ame British, French and Italians, The American Child, Joseph Gres Rear Admiral Bristol, called upc h. after the break, In an endeavor I t. the conference, and Lord delayed his departure for a half the hope that Ismet Pasha change his mind, but all In vain The conference failed becau. Turks refused to accept the concerning the future economic in Turkey, and, to some extent, i they would not accept the Alii- dealing with Jurisdicationa. tees for foreigners, which were i t-place the existing extra-territori i.

visions. Turk Demands Drastic. Briefly, the Turks wanted to from the treaty all clauses I them, to recognize contracts an cessions granted by the Ottoml a -pire. They maintained that they Bhould be left free to study these questions and, if necessary, open negotiations concerning them with the Interested countries and peoples. They could not, they said, accept the economic burden imposed upon the new Angora government by the old Turkish regime, which had handed out concessions, right and left, in the of capitulajjops; they insisted that vast concessions had" been granted without fair return and they wanted the right to revise ail of them.

Agree to Revise Legal Code. The Turks agreed to a formula whereby foreign legal advisers would be appointed to reframe the legal code and be empowered to receive complaints from foreigners that the law was unjustly administered but insisted the advisors be selected not by The Hague permanent court of international justice, but by neutral countries which had not participated In the great war. They absolutely declined to give the advisers control over ail arrests of foreigners, maintaining this was a violation of their sovereignty. Further concessions as to both economic and Judicial affairs were sub-1 mitted to Ismet Pasha at the laat moment by the Allies, but he remained obdurate and declared could not sign such a peace. Turks Believe Peace Attained.

In a formal reply to the Allies today, tho Turks pointed out that there was an agreement on 80 per cent of the articles of the treaty, and lecommend-ed the signing of the treat, baaed on questions already settled, and leaving the others for future negotiations. To than. V. ma lunuamentais or peace ap- 10 nave Deen attained. lAtra curzon and the other Allied leaders, however, deemed otherwise, and official emissaries went back and forth between the Allied headquarters in the Curzon apartment in the hotel at Ouchy on Lake Leman, and the Turkish headquarters at Lausanne in an attempt to conciliate the differences between the final meeting and induce the Turks to sign the treaty in its entirety, Great crowds gathered in the neighborhood of both hotels.

Allies Were Confident. When Ismet Pasha snd Kiza Xur Bey arrived at Ouchy for the final session, confidence reigned in Allied circles that they would -sign. Neither Ismet nor Kiza had been to bed during the night and they appeared haggard and weary as they entered the elevator. They looked like men going to their execution, and not like men on their way to sign a document which would end the war and the sufferings and woe of millions of people. Then was foucht out th battle in Lord Curzon's room culminated in disaster.

The Turks ax plained their objections to th and financial clauaea rf which they declared fettere.J n.tinn.i development. Argued, Plead, Cajoled. lord Curzon, M. Bomnard and quis Dl Garroni. for Great hi France and Italy, argued.

cajoled all to no purpose. They raised i aiwcier or war and warned Ismet Pasha that Europe could stand no more war) they appealed to Turic.v'a vital Interests, her need of financial aa.i'.t. ance for reconstructing national Dros. perlty and happiness. They warned that Turkey would be held responsible in the eyes of the worlrt if "not accepted.

But Ismet would not won over. There was a dramatln mnmanr r.r silence, Ismet reached for his hat and waiKea to tne door. Lord CuriflPj Slays 0er. Lord Curson said: -Remember I shall stav hera until nine o'clock." When the Turkish deleffufea mitl from the hotel, Ismet said to th Am. sociated Press "-eace is impossible; they don't want It." The hotel Jobby was choked with si- cltsd and expectant- people diplomat Picks Are Silenced When Desert Tempest Sweeps alley of Kings.

Ry H. V. Morton. Coprrieht. 1923, br Public Ledger C.

Luxor, Egypt, Feb. 4. Day after day Pharaoh Tut-Ankh-Amen hears the picks of the excavators creeping nearer and nearer to break in his long sleep. Every object taken from the tomb brings the time closer when the mighty king is to be dragged out into a world which will put him in a glass case and call him "Toots." But today he objected and deciding to delay things, cast a spell over the Valley of Tombs. A mighty wind rose up.

Tut-Ankh-Amen had spoken. The archaelogists came from the tomb puzzled, not having expected this. They had banked on lack of wind to remove the companion to the state chariot removed Saturday. This is only possible on a calm day because these grateful vehicles are covered with gold leaf, thin as tissue paper, which peels off at the slightest breath. The group of visitors to the tomb which included Sir Charles Cust, Sir Herculeus Reed, of the British Museum and John Maxwell looked disappointed when they realized delay would be encountered.

After a long wait the sandstorm passed over and orders rang out for the stretcher bearers to make ready and bring out more treasures. But Tut-Ankh-Amen spoke again in a. warning his rom th-lrolai-hUU and In the blow that followed the electric lights went out of commission. Presently the excavators emerged from the darkness. Gloomily Howard Carter locked the iron gates.

Tut-Ankh-Amen had won and operations ended for the day. Chariot Ablaze With Gold Taken From King's Tomb. Dy Arthur Weigall. "-Copjrinlit, IMS. br Americ Nswimdm Alliance and London Daily Kail.) Luxor.

Egypt, Feb. 4. Yesterday's event at the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen was the removal of the body of the large chariot, the wheels and yoke of which had already been taken out. -It is a seml-clrcular structure, open at the back, made of vood covered with blazing gold leaf and with delicately embossed decorations and exquisite inlaid designs in cornelian, malachite, lapis-lazuli, vivid bluq glaze and alabaster. At each corner la a small Inlaid circle, enclosing the sacred eye of Horus, as though to suggest the alt-seeing omniscience of the monarch as he drove through the streets of his native capital.

These eyes, vividly Inlaid in blue, black and white, seemed to be glaring at us in the sunlight as though their ancient magic were still potent. The inner burface of car is of plain gold with large emBossed cartouches of Tut-Ankh-Amen and his queen under the royal vulture with spread, upcurving wings. The edges of the car and the hand rail around the top are covered wKh red but the bottom, which was also leather, has fallen to pieces. Between the rail and the body In front are small carved figures of Semitic captives, for this Pharaoh seems to have been especially anxious to emphasize his dislike of these foreigners. This wonderful and most royal chariot was evidently one used for the of the king and queen together on state occasions and must be the largest at present known.

Queen Elizabeth Will Visit Theban Tomb. Brussels, Feb. 4. Queen Elizabeth will leave Friday for Egypt, accompanied by M. Capart, director of the Belgian museum to visit the tomb of King Tut-Ankh-Amen.

Tribune First in Total Ads in Auto Annual In the annual Automotive Show Number, Sunday, Feb. 4, The Tribune published a TOTAL OF 165,011 lines of PAID advertising, or 10,225 MORE LINES than were published in the annual Show Number of any other Minneapolis newspaper. -The Tribune led every other Minnesnolis newspaper in Auto motive lineage In January, 1923 a7Ci. In the lines. year of 1922 154,290 In the ten years.

1913 Inclusive SI 1,635 lines. 1922, i Mine Hidden in Road Kills Two Republican Prisoners; Seven Hurt Dublin, Feb. 4. Free State soldiers while escorting a party of Republican prisoners hear Randon today encountered a barrier across the road. The prisoners were ordered to remove the barrier and while engaged In this work" a mine exploded killing two and wounding seven of them.

Numerous acts of destruction were reported today. Senator O'Sulllvan's summer residence at Killarney was burned. Two cross channel cables were cut at Howth and the courthouse at Tallaght, Dublin county, was destroyed by fire. David Simpson Family Flees as Home Burns Fire Causes $15,000 Damage to James Avenue Residence. David F.

Simpson, attorney, and his wife and eon, Harold Simpson, were driven from their home at 2103 James avenue south, last night by fire which swept through the basement and burned the roof and attic. Damage to the resi dence and personal property was esti mated at J13.000. The Simpson family was in the living room on the first floor when smoke and flames broke through a clothes chute on the second floor. Vhe smoke roused the maid, Florence Peterson, who has room on the second floor. She called to the family downstairs.

By the time Mr, Simpson had called the fire department, the attic and roof were ablaze. Mrs. Simpson said 'she believed the fire had been smoldering In the walls. "au any Saturday 1 noticed a queer smell of charred wood," she said. "In fact, I made some remark about it to my son." In the evening Mrs.

Simpson told her husband that she heard queer noises about the house. Mr. Simpson went down to look at the furnace and found nothing wrong. Five minutes later the home was on fire. Wearing apparel, linens, rugs, furnl- ture and household goods were badly uamagea by smoke and water.

The residence is owned by Merrill nartiett. A library belonging to Mr, Bartlett was slightly damaged by smoke and water. Opera Musicians Call Off Strike When Paid Baltimore, Feb. 4. The successful season of grand opera presented by the Wagnerian Oper Festival company of Berlin this was almost marred by a strike of the orchestra.

It came last night before the closing perform ance or the engagement "Die Fleder maus." The strike, which for about two hours threatened to cancel the final performance, finally was ad' Justed when the musicians' salary lio.ooo was produced at the last mln ute. Unemployed Start Riot in Vienna Parliament Vienna, Feb. 4. Clashes between the Socialist and the Christian members occurred last night in Parliament when the Socialist aided with 200 unemployed In the gallery were disturbing the proceedings by shouting, "we are hungry; we want bread," Owing to the disturbances the session had to be suspended for several hours. Soviet Sanctions Sale of Alcoholic Liquors Moscow, Feb.

4. As an economic measure, the council of commissions have decided to permit the manufacture and sale, of liquors containing up to 20 per cent alcohol. Excluslv" rights to manufacture liquor will he vested in the state Vodka factories. March Congress Opening I'rged. Washington, Feb.

4. Itegular sessions of Congress would begin on the first Monday following March 4 of each year Instead of on the first Monday in December as at present, under a bill Introduced today by Representative Andrews, Republican of Nebraska. Two Exceptional New Features Beginning-Next Sunday "IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN," a hitherto unpublished story of the best-loved American. Written by Ida M. Tarbell, the greatest living authority on Lincoln.

Miss Tarbell is making a pilgrimage to the places prominent in the life of the Emancipator, collecting new pictures and new information and absorbing the Lincoln atmosphere for this final, great story about the Civil War president. 1 "THE, SPIRITUAL- PROBLEMS OF AMERICA," ns they impress A. Maude Royden, the famous English woman preacher. In ten interesting articles she will deal with conditions in America as she views them while on a tour to leading cities, including Minneapolis. i Both of These Great Features Exclusive in The Sunday Tribune.

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