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SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1C15
PRICE TWO CENTS JCZ!
LEAVE SULVA BAY
MAY RAISE SIEGE
More Than 100,000 Troops
Removed from Dardanelles
to "Another Sphere"
MAY MEAN ABANDONING
One Rumor Is That the 100,
000 Troops Moved Will
Be Sent to Solonika
London, Dec. 20. British forces in
the Suvlu buy and Anznc renions of the
Dardanelles, together with their guns,
bave been trniisiorrod to "another
iphere of operations" it was officially
These forces presumably withdrew
Jor service at Salonika or in Egypt.
The removal affects more than 100,
O00 Britisn soldiers who have been
vainiy trying ior motitns to a.lvn.neo
on Anznc mid the west shore of Galli
'Oli peninsula. The message, how
over did not mention withdrawals
Possibly the step is the forerunner
of ubandoiiment of tho entire Dardan
elles expedition, in favor of Balkan or
.Kgyptiun operations. Reports were eur
jrent recently that England intended to
make sueh a clearance. Then Karl
Kitchener went into the near East, and
uibscipiently the Dardanelles operation
took, at least temporarily, a new lease
(C life, thus creating the impression
(hat the possible abandonment had
been completely sidetracked.
Wore than 100,000 troops, mostly
.Australians and JNcw Zeulamlers land
-d in Suvla bar and Anzae regions sev
oral months after the first Dardanelles
dttacks began in tho region of Sedd-ul-
Their object was to out the eommuni
cations and "attack the Turks from the
rear. They tailed after being nearly
nuecesstul in a grand assault. Tiie
'lurks drove them back close to shore
and their advance since then has been
Tho statement declared tho transfer
was accomplished with "insignificant
casualties" indicating that the Turks
neavny attacked during the re-embark
The objection to abandonment of the
Dardanelles expedition had been a fear
that Turkish artillery would slaughter
them in tho small boats leaving for
tho transports. Hence, it is assumed
that allied warships must have covered!
' Use Bodies For Sand Bags.
Berlin, Dec. 20. Bodies, frozen stiff
in the zero air 0500 feet above the sea
level on tho Km plateau formed the
Ciiiesomo bulwark behind which Hun
garian soldiers recently sought refuge
when t'ney had no sand bags. Over the
plain were scattered the corpses of
Italians. There, according to official
tiunouncomont ISO attacks in 200 days
have been repulsed, and the Italians
hnvo made no gains.
British Losses In Serbia.
London, Dec. '20. British losses in
Hie Serbian fighting to December 11
totalled only 127S, Under Secretary
, Tennnn announced today in the house
of commons, Only SO of inem were
i. early Got Them.
Paris, Dec. 20. Press reports today
n'lid the king and quern of Belgium re
cently chiiip near being the successful
1'iiget of n German birdmau.
Greece Will Not Interfere.
Paris, Dec. 20 (Irooce has refused
$ Abe Martin . $
A short sighted feller is th' first t
isfo his finish. Long whiskers ore all
right. If .your wife selects your neck-
VILLA FINALLT QUITS
El Paso, Texas, Dec. 20 Gen
eral Francisco Villa and his
revolution ore all in, down and
out. The once victorious "Pan
cho" Is ready to seek an asylum
with the United States, and quit
his struggle against Cnrranza.
In a secret session of Villa
nnd Carranza officials hero with
United States authorities, peace
proposals wore put forward yes
terday. Tl so sought nn asylum
for Vi!'r Vl his brother, and
agreed o 'he new leader of
the Villa, ?mont, yet to be
selected, vt , iot carry on ag-
tion today.- -
Austria Will Receive Note
Made Public Then
Washington, Dee. 20. America's
sharp rejoinder to the Austrian Aneonn
reply will probably be in the hands cf
Foreign Minister Burinn nt Vienna to
morrow or Wednesday. As it insists on
prompt reply, tt is expected Austn i will
answer within a fortnight.
The note sent Vienna is the first one
which has gone without President Wil
son's final o. k. While he approved
ana dictated a rougli drnlt of it Satur
day, Secretary Lansing sent the com
pleted document without the usual
Tho administration refusal to enter
into an extended discussion of fecta un
less Austria repudiates her ndmiraltv's
announcement in justification of. the
torpedoing is expected to . insuro
mo state department is kei.t in
formed of popular and official opin
ion in Austria by Ambassador Penfield.
Secretary Lansing today announced
that the American note will be made
public Wednesday noon. From this his
statement that it will reach Vienna to
morrow, it is concluded that it is short.
THE EASTLAND SOLD.
Chicago, Dec. 20. The ill-fated ex
cursion steamer Eastland, which car
ried hundreds to dentil in the harbor
hero lust summer sold for $10,000 at
auction todny. E.'A. Evers, represent
ing the Illinois Naval Reserve, was the
purchaser nnd the vessel will be used
as a training ship.-
KILLED THE MOTHER.
Dnllas, Texas, Dec. 20 Mrs. T. r.
Marshall killed, a mother because the
latter s offspring were constantly de
fective. The mother, be it said though,
shocked reader, was Henrietta, a regis
tered Minorca lien.
to interfere with the aides fortification
of Salonika, according to an Athens
Many Greeks oro leaving Salonika.
expecting an immediate attack against
tho city. The lull in the frontier situa
tion was broken when allied gunners
shelled Bulgar scouts approaching the
border and lorccd them to withdraw.
Hnnu TTi,r iwm,.,,f o
n,., n "o ...i
arc bitterly hampering operations of
ilw. Tt,.t;.,', l,t tl,.,. nm .Mi,..i.,..
bravely continuing their struggle, th
war olfico claimed today. Tiie office
told of a surprise attack In which the
Italians captured an Austrian trench in
the Monto San Michole region.
Ridicule English Claim.
Berlin, Dec. 20. Ifidiculiug British
claims that the (lenmiii coast is block
aded, the admiralty announced today
that a portion of the Oeiiiian fleet lust
week searched the ottli sen without
encountering tiie enemy.
On Wednesday uud Thursday, the
Teuton vessels cruised between Nor
way and Denmark, examined 52 vosols
and seized one. ' . - .
Russia Abandons Balkans..
London, Dec. 20. That Russia has
nbnn.ln,,...! II, .1 1.1..., ,.f ll.
Italkinis was apparently confirmed to-
dav bv Solia dispatches saving bor
forces had withdrawn from Kcni on the
Itiimnninn border where they had been
massed for weeks. These reports said
the troops had been transferred to the
Hukowina frontier, presumably for a
new blow against Austria,
Diplomatic rinles learned recently
that the eznr had abandoned the hope
of Hiininiiian co-opcintioi), and thut
the ftiimanians had threatened to
fight tlio Sluvs if they invaded Ku
niaiiiaii territory to reach, the Balkan
theatre. - ,
Works Are Demolished.
Constantinople, Dec. 20. Heavy
Turk batteries have partly destroyed
the innlti defense of Kiit el-nniain. ac
cording to official announcement to
day. Mussulman Atrocities.
Scutari, Albuni". Dee. 20. Bnlgur
and Austrian forces have armed the
Mussulmans, who nro now massacring
old women nnd attacking women ill
; Macedonia, tho Serbian headquarters
Uhnrgcd todsv saying their cruelties
I were unprccodcntcil. . .
Admits Arrangements Were
Complete for Blasting
Welland Ship Canal
BOY-ED AND VON PAPEN
ailment Thinks Backbone
of Bomb Plot Movement
Broken by Arrests
. HIS PAL CONFESSES
New York, Dec. 20. A .com
plete confession that Paul Koe
nig nnd others plotted to blast
the Welland ship ennnl, involv
ing the recalled German At
taches Boy-ed and Von Pnpen,
has been wrung from Fred Met
zler, Koenig's alleged ally, ac
cording to federal authorities
Indictments based on tho
confession ore expected bv
Wednesday. Metzler's col
lapse under a third degree ex
amination since iiis nrrest is re
garded by tho government as
clinching its case.
New York, Dec. 20. A round up of
witnesses in what officials regard the
heart of Gorman bomb and arson .plots
Mrs. Herman Fuchs. aunt of Paul
Koenig the alleged German secret, ser
vice leader in this country, arrived this
lorenooii in response to a irrunu mrv
subpoena. Also there came three em
ployes ol t li o linltalo power plant.
From these, federal authorities hope
to get fresh lights ns to Koenig's al
leged plot to blast tho Welland canal,
using jsiittulo as a base ot operations.
J nirty-iive additional arrests may
result from informal ion garnered from
Fred Metzler, Koenig's secretary, now
held incommunicado. He is the govern
ment's most important witness because
ho is willing to describe operations of
tho alleged (dots.
In iescribing Georgo Fuchs' trip to
Niagara Falls ia September to find the
weak spots of tho canal, Metzler said
that the spy reported back to Koenig
that though the cnnal was vulnerable,
it was too . well guarded to permit a
successful dynamite "plant."
Monutiino four witnesses from Nia
gara Falls waited to testify before the
The arrest of Scheindl, another al
leged spy, resulted today in nn investi
gation of employes in nil Inrgo banks
dealing with the allies. Scheindl's al
leged work of procuring vital financial
data for the father land was mention
ed by Met zler.
Koenig Brains of Plot,
Wnshington, Dec. 20. Justice de
partment heads believe Hint the nr-
vest oi rum Kocini; and Ins nlleired
icnow sines nus nniuon tun line (Done
"".ti-ully bomb plots in this country,
K,'ll! hiiiiscl! is regarded ns the
nig linnsell is reiran ed ns the
"brums of tun nlleged conspiracies.
Chief P.ielnski, of tho .justice depart
inent returned toitliy alter directing
I no worn in new i oris
May Implicate Crowley.
Siin Francisco, Dec. 20. Alleged an
ti-ally hiiinli plotters held here niav
have a hand in tlm alleged Welland
canal blasting conspiracy for which
I'uiil Koenig and otheis are held in
New York, In federal circles today,
it was reported that Louis .1, Smith,
Detroit in former, In the local cases hail
evidence implicating ('. ('. Crowley, of
this cit v, in cw York case, ( row
ley, it is known, did somo work for the
llerinnn consulate at Buffalo, finding
there, it is claimed that (,'aiiu.linu army
uutoes were stored in n United States
niniory. Whether ho had a hand In
I M10 !,,1,Fl1 !mt''!!i."-' ,"f "'V"""' I'1"'
""TV ' om,,"" w"" "ot
Smith is now said
to bo in New
Only Remnant Suffering
Serbians Escaped Enemies
Sofia. Dee. 2ft. Only a bare handful
of tattered, suffering Serbians escaped
the onrush of invaders of their coun
try, advice here said today. In the
group that wriggled out from the Te.l
tmi and Bulgnr net were 1.10,0110. Of
this number .10,000 attempted to ren"h
Scutari, but 10,00(1 of them perished
along the trail through the Albunli.n
winter mountains, nnd large numbers
were killed by roving eomltadjis.
Small Bulgar bands are employed
against the remnants of this brave
army, but no important developments
from that source nro expected in the
Bulgarians 'have captured 41,000 rail
road trucks laden with supplies which
the n'lici gave their Serbian comrade,
BLACK BABY ALL
THAT 13 LEFT
(United Press Correspondence.)
Berlin, Nov. . (By mail.)
A few days ago nn American
woman was visiting one of the
Berlin baby clinics nnd while
going through a ward she say a
little black boy. The doctor
lifted him out of bed, held him
up and asked:
V Do you know what that
"It's a souvenir from the
Colonies. A German maid home
from East Africa is the moth
er." "No!" exclaimed the wom
an in astonishment.
"Yes," answered tho physi
cian, "and that's about all
there is left of the Colonies."
EGYPTJS ALL BLUFF
British Leaders Say Germany
Cannot Spare Troops
Enough to Make It
'By Ed L. Keen.
(United Press Waff Correspondent.)
London, Dec. 20. Britishers todny
regard Getniany's much advertised
l'gyptinn campaign as mostly, though
not entirely, a bluff.
They were much interested in the re
port that Field Marshal Von Der Uoltz
had arrived in Syra to lead a Turk Ger
man invasion but the story did not ugi
Officials whom 'the United Press in
terviewed today fiiid that such a cam
pnigu would require a moro formid
able army than the enemy could lios
sibly muster and eipiip, in view of con
ditions at other flouts.
It' the Teutons attempt such a drive,
they must retain huge forces in the
Balkans to prevent the allies co-operating
with tne Ifiisuiuns, ami possibly
the Hussions frntn, cutting their com
munications. Nevertheless, Enirland is taking no
chances. She is ready. While the
United Press is not permitted to speci
fy them, extraordinary defenses have
been made in the Suez region since the
Turks early abortive attempt against
tiint region. Kxperts agree these meas
ures of protection are practically im
pregnable. 'It would require nt least two
months for the Turks ond Germans to
assemble forces large enough to menace
the Egyptian front' said nn officiul.
Meantime r.nglnnd would have ample
opportunity to reinforco in Kgypt suf
ficiently to meet the invasion."
While I lie new: Kgyptinu campaign is
being advertised, there are reports of
drive on the western front, but the
Gorman offensive nt Ypres and other
rcent activities on tho western line lire
considered a new drive, Manifestly
the tmriiose of these moves is to pro-
vent t tie allies from reinforcing their
groups now nt Salonika,
Emperor Prevents Informa
tion Being Sent Sympa
thisers by Revolutionists
San Francisco, Dec. 20 That Km
peror Yuan Shi Kai hns cut off com
urn it it'll tion hetweeu Chinese revolu
tionists in Cliliiu ami America to pro
vent wur hunts lienig scut to ( .nun
was the lichet of prominent Chinese,
This belief was given tangible sup
port following n meeting of representa
tives of fifteen tongs and other Chin
eo organizations, when word from the
revolutionists luul been expected.
Despite this, the revolutionary move
ment was given a new impetus. I. urge
sums were contributed to the war fund
and promises of support from many in
fluential Chinese throughout tho Uui'
ted States wen) announced.
Fear for safety of advocates of a re
public iu Chniit was expressed by n
prominent Ciiiuese merchant, who said
political dissenters are frequently
thrown into prison, or sumuiniily exe
cuted without tho formality of n trial.
5 THE WEATHER J
and Tuesday rain
or snow in west;
snow east, portion
and winds from
the south, strong
IS ALMOST READY
Leaders Convinced Movement
Is Bound to Result In
JUDGE LINDSAY ADVISES
Party Met In Norway by Stu
dents and Newspaper
Men, But No Officials
By Charles P. Stewart.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Christiana, Norway, Dec. 20 For the
first time since tho Ford peace ship
started on its journey, leaders of the
pnrty todny began to doubt of success.
This doubt grew as it became evident
the reception in tho first neutral coun
try as which the ship hns touched lack
ed warmth, if it was not actually hos
tile. Leaders were convinced from the
unfriendly tone of the pross that their
plans to bring the wnrring men out of
the trenches will encounter rough sled
So strong is the feeling that success
will not crown the party's peace efforts
that Judgo Ben Lindsey, of Denver,
counselled Ford to abandon his mis
sion, Lindsey is convinced thnt Ford 's
efforts will be hopeless and begged him
to turn the enterprise into one ot. find
ing homes for war orphans. To this
proposul, however, Ford turned a deaf
He is not downcast at tho reception
accorded the party here, nor is he dis
heartened at tho row in mid-Atlantic
which left tho party divided against
itself. He is now trying to get an au
dience with tho king of Norway, that
he may seek to enlist him as nn active
supporter of the pence party.
Humors of important developments
were current todny. Ford's lieutenants
admit that their plans nro no better
developed now thnn they were when the
argosy left New York.
An attempt to oust severnl newspnper
men for nlleged unethlcnl tactics has
failed, for tho executive committee
ngreed that expelling them would end
publicity for the expedition and impair
The attitude of the press here lias
been nictated bv unfavorable Hntisli
reports concerning tho pnrty. The Nor
wegian people havo been morn friendly
than their press, but they nro disap
pointed because tho expedition includes
no more prominent men. Moreover, re
ports of dissension nbonrd the ship have
left nn unfavorable impression,
Norwegian socialists are sympathetic
toward tho expedition nnd its purpose,
but they have arranged no official re
ception. Tho Oscnr landed last night, and wns
greeted by a body of students nnd
and newspaper men.
Virginian Tells How
Citizens M Oyer It;
Highest Official Speaks
ITot Springs, Vn., Den. 20. While
Prnsiileut Wilson and Iiis bride remain
ed within their apartments today ans
wering congratulations from all over
the world, quaint historic ll"t Springs.
Until county, Virginia, suh, did its best
today to bear Its honors modestly and
yet to recognize the distinction of en
tertaining the presidential honeymoon
ers. W. Howard McCIintic, justice of the
pence, nnd ranking officer of this town,
besought for a statement on Hie subject
toil n v, rid himself of (ho following:
"This municipality, while modest,
feels a hem er n due acknowledgment
of tho honor which lins been rendered It
To tho president and his brido It, gives
its heartiest welcome and best greet
"I sure speak for nil when T say
that the chief magistrate of these great
United States cannot honor us with his
sojourn without, us feeling " nnd here
he paused, apparently stumped for
further words "you newspaper men
fix up your own statement,"
Tho movie theatres of Sun Francisco,
Chicngo New York, Boston and else
whero will not get a cluince to show pic
tures of the presidential honeyinooners
as tho president remains adamant
against requests that they be permit
ted to snnp him, A veritable nriny of
the movie operators Is on hnnd to get
sonic views, but the secret service men
guarding tho president nro prepared to
smash their cameras If necessary to
save the chief executive from annoy
mice. The president and Ills bride took
breakfiit In their private suite as lliey
did with nil. of Sunday's meals, .
Outside, the clear crisp nir spoke a
tempting Invitation to take a turn at
tho golf links. The couple's plans,
however, culled only for an nuln ride
in the mountains during the afternoon.
Thus fur, public nenl has not Intrud
cd to mur tho joy o the presidenlial
" Portland, Ore., Dec. 20. '
There was wailing and gnash
ing of teeth in Portland today
following the announcement of
District Attorney Evans that
it is illegal to stow away beer
in cold storage plants for use
nfter January 1, when the state
prohibition becomes effective.
Evans' opinion wns rendered in
response to pleas from scores of
persons who presumably Svished
to provide for a dry. future.
Evans pointed out, further, that
a storage plant cannot . legally
deliver more than 24 quarts of
beer in four weeks to any per
Attack Red Cross Workers
and Take Supplies Destined
For the Destitute
By William O. Shepherd.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Salonika, Dec. 20. Mrs. Walter Far
well, Chicago society woman and news
pnper correspondent, wns handlud
roughly, and Dr. Harry S. Forbes,
American Bed Cross doctor of Boston,
was attacked when Bulgarian forces
raided American lied Cross headquar
ters nt Monastic
Likewise, they ripped down tho Am
erican flag and seized Serbian relief
stores for tho Bulgarian army's uso.
Then stationing sentries, tho Bulgars
virtually held Mrs. Farwell nnd Amer
ican Bed Cross workers ns prisoners.
Edward Stuart, chief of tho American
Red Cross in Serbia, appealed today to
the state department through Consul
Kohl here in a demand that Mrs. Far
well and Dr. Forbes be allowed to leave.
The Red Cross worker who reported the
attnok said that the couolo wore safe
but that the situation vipa growing un-
piensunt tr not dangerous.
Tho conduct of Forbes and Mrs. Fur
well was heroic.
Forbes hud purchased 21 carloads of
nour rrom the Serbians before they
evacuated the city. This he stored in
Red Cross headquarters and wns dis-
iriouung small portions daily to 2,000
impoverished families within tho town.
Repentedly the Bulgarians demanded
that loi'bes sell them flour, and of
fered him double what it cost origin
ully. Ho refused steadfastly, exiilnin.
I ing that the flour wus American proper
ly ior civilian distribution. Then tho
So Dr. Forbes, thinking to protect his
stores uud himself, hung the slurs and
stripes above, the door of licudqmirters.
Suddenly severnl Bulgar officers with
.'10 soldiers, descended upon tlio build
ing nnd ripped down the flag. Ono of
ficer, who said he wns a former demit v
sheriff in Kansas exclaimed to Forbes:
"I know that rag. Its only good
enough to senro Mexicans not Bulgar
ians.1' Thereupon several of the soldiers
sprang nt Forbes ami in the struggle, i,n
officer hit him with tlio butt of 'his
At the same time Mrs. Fanvll, calm
ly and showing no signs of fear for
herself, attempted to take a picture of
the fight. As the camera elicited, thieo
soldiers seized her by tlio neck and
arms and smashed her camera.
They then seized two rarloads of
flour and warned Mrs. Farwell uud the
doctor not to ntlcmpt to leave,
A Hod Cros officer who went into
Serbia in an attempt to reach tho pair
was returned into (Ireece by the Bul
garians, From thorn, however, ho learn
ed the story of the raid.
Mrs. Lena Rowers Dies
at Her Oakland Home
Deputy Sheriff Oscar D. Bower was
called to Oakland, Oregon, this morning
on iipcoiiiit of the dentil of his mother,
Mrs. Lena Bower, who passed away
curly this morning, Mrs. Iluwor was
HI years of age March IS of this year
and on account of her advanced ' a l'O
j sect umlicil to nu nttuck of grip ami
pneumonia. For hhiiic time she has
been .'esi.liiig at the home of her
douuhter, Mrs. Katn Hockley,
Mis. Mower nunc to this stale III 1S72
from Illinois and has resided here since.
tier husband, ,,ipo, Hower. lias been
leint ior somo vcurs. fho is
vcurs. She Is survived 1
by two daughter, Mrs-. Kate Heckle.'
of Oakland, and Mrs. Mary I, Ash, I
who reside, in Illinois, and three sons,
Phil I''. Bower, of Astoria, Oscnr D.
Bower, of this elty, and 'leoige Bower
of Illinois. The inter nt will be held!
in the 1. O. O. F, cemetery In this cltv
at n dale to bo announce , later.
Honeymoon. During the forenoon, the
prosploiit answered congratulations
mar navo poureil in upon him in mil
unending stream. He also had tt short
session w ith his private stenographer, f
i n.iries iswom, over routine matters.
The executive, however, Is prepared
to keep in closest touch with Interna
tional affairs, for he hns a private tele
phone line over which he can talk with
Secretary Tansing or Secretary Tumul-
ty concerning state nfl'uirs if nccusjuii
arises. These Washington officials am
instructed to keep him posted nn any
leveiopments reipiirinji un iiuracdinio
TEDDY'S EAT GIVES
Attendance14 At Gary Dinner
Gives Hope of Peace to
Old Party Leaders
TO NOT BE SMOKED OUT
Says He Will Support Hughes,
Hadley or Others Like
Them Tabooes Root
Chicago, Dec. 20. " As far as I know
Colonel Koosevelt is not a eandidute for ,
president," snid Medill MoCormick
progressive loader arriving here today
from the east whero he had conferred .
with tho bull moose loader.
At tho same time, ho denied thnt the
Florentine room at the, Congress hotel
had been reserved for him, as a rallying
place for tho colonel nnd his cohorts.
He reserved, however, 20 rooms for Col
onel Frederick Hale, Muino's republi
can national committeeman.
"In three states, Colonel Boosevelt
has rof used to allow his name to be pre
sented to tho primaries," said McCor
mick. "I do not think it possible that
anybody will stnmpedo tho O. O. P. coq.
vention." Good TJpBOtter of Dope,
Washington, Dec. 20. Anybody car
have a guoss ns to want Colonel Roose
velt is going to do in tho coming presi
dential campaign. Ho is the best dopo
upsettcr in politics, and his attendance
at tho Gary dinner lust Friday may
havo meant a powerful lot or may not.
Bummnmod, this is tho view of poli
ticians here today concerning what th
lsader.of th Bull Moose has in mind.
Frankly, they nre up in the air. Sen
ator Borah, himself a candidate in the
uresiilential lists, wus chary of an ad
vancing an opinion. Senator Olnpp,
an ardont Roosevelt man, declared, " I
seo no political significance in tho din
ner. Roosevelt has had enough experi
ence with thoso gentlemen to with
stand their blandishments."
At tho samo time, Senator roin.iex
tor, progressive republican, said: "Mr.
Hoosovolt, tins a rigiii m unwim i".
vato dinner nnd it isn't for me to com
inont." On tho other hnnd. Represontutiv
Curry, of California had this comment:
'I don't tninn mat any comiimnuun
of rich men can club the republican
party into nominating nny man. i
guess tho dinner wns merely to throw ,
bouquets nt, tho colonel. Tho republi
can candidate will bo nominated by
tho party, nnd I do not think that
Roosevelt has n chance."
Thoso who have pow wowod with th
eolonol recently declare that ho will
not bo smoked out concei niag his prob
ablo candidacy, lie told them that h
would support a republican like Hughes,
Hadley, Johnson or Knox, but ho to
Dopesters, though saw a connection,
between n Roosevelt boom and tha
mysterious v'sit of Frank Hitchcock,
former postoffico general to tho nation
al committee meeting. Hitchcock
steered the Republican machine toward
Tuft in under Roosevelt's orders.
Concerning his mission here, Hitchcock
said that ho was merely renewing ohl
8afo Bet Ha Will.
Chicngo, Dec. 20 Belief that Colonel
Roosevelt will participate in tho forth
coming presidential campaign gained,
ground today when it was admitted hi
.friends had 'token nn option on tii
Ulorentiiio room nt the congress noiei
for tlio period of tho republican nation
al convention. II was hero that ho
held rallies previously. Tho option ex
pires tomorrow, and meantime, Medilt
McCormick, who conferred with Roose
velt Saturday is s ling hero to re
port tho colonel's decision,
Tho option was innde Inst week fol
lowing n conference between (ieorge
W. Perkins mid Harold I ekes, Illinois
bull moose chiiii man. McCormick at
tended tiie tlnry dinner at New York
Fridny nt which Roosevelt, Perkins nnd.
a number of I'inaneiei ii were gnosis.
Is Not a Candidate.
According to a politician who hn
seen Roosevelt within n niontti, ins posi-
n0 jM ut. a enndidnto himself under
if tho republicans nominate anyone,
connected with the " theft In OhioHgn'
which resulted ill formation of tho bull
mooso faction, the colonel will flp
that enndidnto and the party.
"T do not think that Burton, Ttot
or Weeks will satisfy him," said the
politician. "Possibly Borah would,'
though. I do not expect. Roosevelt, to
miiko n public statement for soveral
Represenlutlve Johnson, of Washing
"Most Koosevelt toilowers worn nn
- nnnoRnd to lilir husiness In 1018 thnt
(10y Wl. r0 willing to seo tho democrat
0 0 nfflcn and destroy not only
,t l,Msiness as well. None
pnn tnr )W the bull moosors will iotr
tho sight of Roosevelt nt n conference
wim Btfl0 bnroua (tlio Uury runner."'
JOB OF GUESSIHC