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Call Tyler 1000 If Yoj Was to Talk to Tha n to A ay owe) Connected with TV IVr. i! n :JtUS Omaha Daily .Bee THE WEATHER. Fair VOL. XI. IV XO. 13: OMAHA, THi;i:Sl)AV MORNING, XOVEMUKK 1J, 1914 TWELVK PAOKS. Ho- KINULK COPY TWO CENTS. MEXICANS RESUME PASTIME OF FIRING INTO 0. MIX SHOT Half Doien Persons, Three Hen and U Many Women, Hit by Built ti North of Boundary. BATTLE ON AT NACO IN SONORA THE FLOODS OF DEATH First picture of the flooded Ypres canal, where the Germans were caught by a devas tating fire from the allies' shelters on the banks. Villa Takes Leon Without Discharge of Single Gun and Moves To ward the Capital. IS NOW MARCHING SOUTHWARD Keeps His Army in Motion While Parleying is Going On. GONZALES SAYS IT IS WAR Hectares Strife Conflict Ohllere.d to Prosecute Jastlfled by "worthy C'ondnet of Opponent. NACO, Aril., Nov. 18. Six persons, thro ,men and three women, were grounded by stray bullets on the Ameri can side of the International boundary today during- the renewed attack on Naco, Sonora. by the forces of Joso Maytorena. They are: R. H. Reynolds, t'nlted Btates customs Inspector, lea; shattered by bullet. N. M. Bemol, fiscal agent for General Xtanjamln Hiss, commander of the Car ran in garrison at Naco, wounded In Shoulder. A soldier of the Tenth t'nlted States Cavalry, hit by spent bullet. Three Mexican women, struck while on a street In the American town. One -rs seriously mounded In the head. Stray bullets flying: over the border also struck the east-bound Golden State limited of the Rock Island lines as It passed through Naco, Aria. One of the bullets shattered a Pullman window, ahowerinaT a sleeping passenger with fjlaes. Villa Takes Less. WASHINGTON. Nov. 18.-Geheral Villa lias taken possession of Leon without the. firing of a shot. He is now marching southward on Ellao, enroute to Mexico City, according to a message late today from , George Carothers, American consular agent. Confidential Information received by Officials today indicated that while Car ransa and other chiefs were parleying. Villa was moving steadily southward toward Mexico City to assist Gutlerrei in Setting up a prlvlsional government aa ordered by the A go as Callentes conven tion. From American Consul Canada st Vera Crux comes a report of fighting yester day at Julie, near Puerto Mexico, where forces under . General Jose Carbajal changed their allegiance from Carranxa to Villa and attacked troops under Gen eral Jesus Carransa, a. brother ot the drift chief. Carbajal. . who Is a .distant relative of Francisco CarbaJJwho suc ceeded Huerta aa provisional president (for a brief team, was killed in the en gagement, the outcome of which Is ua known. ' ; . ' ' ' Governor Caballero of Tamaullpas has aent to Cardenas troops to meet the Villa rJ I In .' V. J' I ' If ' 0 I 1 I I V I I x I t 'V1 mum,, -.-, .4l t.v,i "; t Liv..) Vi . p . . v.-. lv - 7i U.S.S. TENNESSEE IS FIRED UPON BY TURK FORTS' GUNS Either American Cruiser of Its Launch Made Target of Porte's Cannon at Smyrna. PREVENT AMERICAN LANDING Fears Fel tfor Safety of American Consulate in Ottoman City of x Asia Minor. WASHINGTON IS WAITING WORD Officials Seek More Definite Advices Before Taking Action. ' STATEMENT NAVAL SECRETARY Warship la Orderr.d to Tort of Cnlo hy Ambassador Moranataaa Ilnalrla Calls for Further Heport from Captain. Dr. Jordan Puts Blame for War on Makers of Arms and Ammunition EYIDENCE NARROWS TO STORY OF SMITH Government Obliged to Place Great Reliance Upon Man Who,' Has' Turned State' Evidenced' ' " STICKS TO DETAILS HE HAS GIVEN I'sdersoei Severe Croaa-Kaaralnav tioa WlthoflJgr43 Coafased on - "re.tlBoyrfcefcjce Traced Throaarh the Malls. The government's 'fight to flit on ex fherlff .Walter F. Bammona; of. Buffalo county the theft .of a 15,000 registered tinrknue from the Kearney nostofflce forces moving toward Tamplco from Han . chrl)(tmaa iBht a ,.ear ago is narrowing ILula PotosL American Consul Bevan re- to re!Unce OI, tnj, testimony of Delbert ported todajr by wireless that conditions R Smtht tomer clerk , the Kearney at Tamplco were unchanged. I postoff Ice, He swears Sammons secured Ooaaales Ready to Fls;h. ! from him keys to the postofflce and the MEXICO CITY, Nov. 18 -General A1- j safe where the package was. Smith's ' varo Obregon, who yesterday assumed i story has withstood the strain of severe supreme command of the capital and of ! rross-examlnutlon. the federal district last night, received a United Stales Dirt lit t Attorney F. S. telegram from General Pablo Gonial-. ! Howell still has several witnesses to ex in which the latter declared that General amino before the prosecution's rase is Villa, by advancing his troops south-1 finished ward, had repeatedly broken the trucn agreement entered Into on November IS between General Gonzales and General Kulalio Gutlerres, who was recently chosen provisional president by the Agun Callentes convention. General Goniairx constituted his message with .the follow ing: "For my part I believe that I havo compiled with my duties as a soldier and a cltlxen. I have tried to avoid tr.e shedding of blood, which the enemy ap pears thirsty for, and the war which we are obliged to prosecute with all vigor forthwith Is Justified by the un worthy conduct of our opponents." DEMOCRATS WHO : DO NOTCOME BACK Several , House Committees Lost Most Active Members Through Defeat at Polls. CHAIRMEN .WILL BE ABSENT KKW YORK, Nov. Ilt-Responslblllty for the Kuronean war In a large measure was laid upon the makers of arms In the nations Involved, by David Htarr Jordan, chancellor if Inland-Stanford university, In an address at a meeting of the Now York reare society today. IT. Jordan said the I'n'.ted States should not think of entering the conflict "If only for the reason that on thin one great nation of ours must fall the duly of saving all that In to be saved from - this catas trophe." If we get Into It, then nothing at all may be saved. Not only would I have us keep nut of It, but I would have us ceano loading up for war. "First of all aa an Immediate program," continued tr. Jordan, "I would have our cwn land take out Insurance against war by taking out of the hands of those who make money from arms the business of making arms. "If we must go ahead fiKhilng and making tools to fight, then let the gov ernment make the tools so the private manufncturrrH wont need to employ dip lomatic agents to make war sentiment to sell their goods. And this applies to evwry nation Germany. Kngland. France. Ruia. Their arms-makers are the fi nancial backers of the war party In each nation." HERMN. Nov. l.-(Vla The Hague.) The capital of the Krupp company which manufactures Germans big guns and other war material. Is to be Increased from TO.Otm.Oim to r0,noo,ooo marks, ac cording to the proposal of the directors which were submitted to a general meet ing of the company at Kasen on Novem ber 12. The Increase Is justified. It was stated by the demands of war and by earlier enlargementa of the works, pur chases of coal fields and so forth; which locked up considerable capital. The new stork Issue wilt, as usual, be taken by the Krupp family. A part of the new capital will be paid In on Ieetnher SI. The directors also proposed a dividend of 13 per cent aa against the II per rent declared In the previous year. The direc tors also distributed 3,000,000 mark a to wards the relief of the families of soldier employes, 3,0on,ono to the employes' fur lough fund and 1.000,000 to the pension fund. Kltcbea nf .North Carolina, Ash- ' '..alaslppiMoraiaa of I.ealsana ItAhklfcff betito Defeated. Policemen's Ttraet Shoot. Judge Psge Morris has ordered more speed In the trial and has notified the prorecutlon and defense that he will ex pect the case to be completed this re;k. Witnesses were put on the stand to I trace the package from the' First Na tional bank ot Omaha to the City Na tional bank of Kearney. Bank and post oft ice clerks were obe to show registry receipts for the packago as It passed n.' Droikr Furnishes Aniavemrat. Edward L. Droske, paying teller of the First National bank of Omaha, furnished amusement to the ' crowd in the -ourt room by admitting that he was accuc- j tomed to count so much money that he could not say Just how mucn Jie had handled on a given day. He testified WASHINGTON. . Nov.. lS.-Effccts of the recent election upon the personnel of congressional committees was shown today in an unofficlul lift naming mem bers who will not be in the sixty-fourth congress. Several of the co'mmitteea lost some of their most active members through defeat at the polls. Of tho demo crats on the committer on expenditures In the Postofflce department none re mains. Chairmanship" vacanclts were' created by elevation to the senate of Represen tatives Underwood, ways and means committee; Broussard. Louisiana, expen ditures In the Department of Justice, and Hardwick. Georgia, coinage, weight and measures. Of the fourteen democrats on the ways and means committee, six will not re turn to congress, Including Chairman Un derwood, Hammond, Minnesota, who won In a gubernatorial contest; Palmer. Penn sylvania, and Stanley, Kentucky, de feated in senatorial race, and Mitchell, Massachusetts. One-third of the twenty-one members J of. the appropriation comm.aee will be miasliig In the next congress, one-fourth ,.Th." m,?.?.oh,I,1,51L i-l'i..?01 M..po"! that he had counted out $6,000 In oui- noon. Sergeant Ferris took first place! rency to make Into a package for the. among the tiret and second battalions : City National bank of Kearney, or nisrKsmen wiin a score , or t. James Que,ton, Dy lne defense, eeklng to Fleming third with 62. dlrcover how sure . Uropke might have T (Continued on Page Five, Column Two.) The Weather i For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity Fair, somewhat colder. German Cruisers Bombard Libau City Tempera tares at Omaha Yesterday Hours. Deg. 5 a. ni H 6 a. in V 7 a. m 34 i a. m W a. ni 34 JO a. m 34 11 a, m JJ in 3X 1 . m.. S J p. m p. m 3a 4 p. m 34 6 p. m 37 0 p. in... "i " p. in Ill p. in W ;14. iw.. i!i:. lsii ... "J (U! c:i :t ... 2b .V! ' ... S2 vi uu T .) .l(i Highest yeterday lxweat yesterday Mean temperature Precipitation .Compare tlie Loesl geesr. Temperature and precip'tatlon depar- Normal tmueratUffc... . . . . 3, ! Iteficiency for the lav 2 ! Total excess since kluvcn I i42 I Normal precipitation "3 inch Ileflrlencv for the dV 03 Inch I Total rainfall sim-e .March 1. .24. 40 inches Deficiency nince March 1 3.Uo inches Jeflciency for cor. ixiiiod, 1913 I'ETROGKAD, Nov. 18. The following stuUincnt was issued this evening by the general staff of the Russian navy: "On the morning of Nov. 17 a Gernvin hquadron of two cruiser, tun torpedo bocts end several other steamers ap peared bofiiro Libau. The Germans oombar'Vd the city and harbor, setting fire to evtral building. , "The Jay, Very early, the Ruiisian l:lick Sea fleet, which hud been cruising off Trtbixond. steamed cUse to the town and bombaided tho harbor and barracks and set on fire b'lildinKs alon the coast. "No Turkish ships were sighted off the sr. j coast." nii.i.KTiN. WASHINGTON, Nov. lS.-The I'nlted I States government has directed Anibas I sudor Henry Morgenthau at Constantl ', nople to ask the Ottomnn government for j an explanation of the firing by Turkish I land forces at a launch from the Ameri can Cruiser, Tennessee, proceeding irotn Vourlah to the American consulste at Smyrna, Asia Minor. Bt'LLRTIN. WASHINGTON, Nov. IS. Secretary Daniels late today cabled the command ers of the cruisers. Tennesse. I North Carolina, to act only on lnntructlons from Washington and to take no step ahlch might lie calculated to embarraaa the t'nlted States government WASHINGTON, Nov. W. The I'nlted States cruiser Tennessee, or Its launch probably the latter was fired upon yes terday by the Turkish forts at Bmyrna. Captain Benton C. Decker of the cruiser, reporting the Incident today to the Navy department, gave no details of the firing, but added that fears had been felt for the safety of the American consulate. While awaiting further reports from Captain Decker and others from Ambas sador Morgenthau and Consul General Morton, offlciala here have two theories. One Is that the cruiser may have been ending a guard ashore to protect the consulate and Americana and other for eigners. They draw this from Captain Decker's statement that fears had been felt for the safety of th consulate. The other is that Captain Decker had called on Consul General Horton, who 'after returning the call was being taken back to shore by the cruiser's launch, which may have been returning after hours of entry prescribed by port of ficials, which art very strict. .. . f . . . - . ., , , . - V U AwaUMTartA? Hart. . Before regarding 'the firing upon tha American ship aa a hostile act officials here are Inclined to await further reports and hold to the belief that It might have been a misunderstanding or the act of some local official wh'ch will quickly be corrected In Constantinople. An early dispatch from Captain Decker, reporting the Tennessee's arrival at Vourlah at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon made no mention of the Incident Mr. Daniels Issued a statement saying the American consul at Smyrna had been anxious for the safety of the con sulate. "The Tennessee," added Mr. Daniels' statement, "proceeded to and left Vourlah at the request of Ambarsador Morgen- Itha'u, and is now anchored In tho harbor or Chios from -which Captain Deckers telegram was sent. Secretary Daniels has called upon Cap tain Decker to forward Immediately a full report of the Incident. Those officials who regard the Incident as a misunderstanding of some kind, say that had Captain Docker been convinced that the Turkish forts were firing upon his ship as an act of hostility, the big fighting machine would not have steamed away to the harbor of Chios without a further Incident. While there la no question whatever of LARGE ARMY URGED ARTILLERY DUEL BY WOTHERSPOOH Retired Major General of the U. S. Fighting Foroes Sees Necessity for Half Million Men. NEEDED FOR DEFENSE DUTY Katlaeat Military Aathorliy e rlarea Panama f'aaal aad Ter rltorlal Possessions A re Inadrqaately Protected. (Continued on Page Two, Column Five.) of the Judiciary, one-third' of the bank ing and currency, including all four mem-( th, rght of the Tennessee to protect bers ranking next to the chairman; wnue the foreign affairs, Indian Interstate commerce military and public landa com mittees all lost one-third of their mem bership. Some of the smaller committees lost half. On the committees hoae chairmen were defeated for re-election or who go to j the senate, tne list numes as launma democrats for the next congress: Ways and means. Claude Kltchln, North Caro lina; coinage, welghti and .measures, William A. Ashhrook. Ohlu; elections. No. 1. Hubert D. Stephens, Mississippi; elec tions. No. J. Lewis L. Moigan, Louislaua; expenditures In Interior department, Os car Callaway, Texas; expenditures IP Dejartnunt of Justl.e. L.. F. Uailey; ex penditure In Deparl.ne.nt of Commerce, Henry Bruckner of New York; indus trial arts and exposltLi us James C. Can trill. Kentucky. TEN INMATES OF REFORM SCHOOL BURNED TO DEATH TAMPA. Fla., Nov. 18. Ten Inmates of the State Reform school at Mariana, Fla.. aie reported to have lost their lives todsy In a fire which destroyed the Institution. 'Russians Capture German Positions Around Sold an at Bayonet Point PARIS. Nov. 18. A dispatch received Cinches here from Petiograd by the Havas agency leficlency for cor. period. 191!. 5. II Inches , j, a, follows: Reports from BtatlMa at T P. M. terrific battle of unexampled vlo- Etation and State. ' Tcnp. Hin. Balti-Jjcnie naa been proceeding for four days OI vt vainer. t i:. in fheyenne. part cloudy.... S4 Tenver, part cloudy 4- Sea Molnrs. part clou 1.. Dodse City, clear & eht. 40 I-andrr. clear 3i (North Plaits, cloudy.... 4i Omaha, cloudy 'U I'uebio, clear 3S 4t 3 Rapid City. snow. Salt Lake City. pt. i-l'ilv, 4ti Kante Fe, clear t M Sheridan, clear .' M Sioux CUy. cloudy , Z2 Valentine, anow 14 T" lndleatea trace of precipitation. U W. WELtH, Local Forecaster. 41 4 4 44 M 40 Y.i ' around Holdau. The cannonading li .if) ; been maintained, night and day. Th r R isftan are endeavoring at any coat to o avenue tbelr check at Soldau and ara . i i throvlng themselves at the Germans ttli '! ! Indescribable fury. They have carrlcl X position after position by assault, in splto .no of the infernal fire of the Germans. iiO "The Germans at offering a most en- !o2 ' ergelic resistance and their fighting Is 1 1 alternately offensive and defensive. ' "la spit oC the torrential rains, which have turned the ground into a quagmire, the Ruaslana are advancing toward the Interior of Germany. "They have raptured ten big cannon, none of them damaged." 320-AC'KK FARM Only IS miles to loan, rich black loam aoll, with clay subtoll, practic ally all under cultivation. K'ut shorn s The house, a new S-room dwelling, which cost IS.Oou. Owner has instructed ua to sell for 144 per acre. Good terms ran be had. Tor further iaforaaatloa a boat this opportunity, aee tM Waat A.4 Section of today' Bee. The Day's War News The American flag baa been fired upon by Turkey. A report to the Navy department at Wash ington from Captain Decker of the cruiser Tennessee, gave of ficial confirmation to earlier dis patches from Athens and the Greek Island of Chios in the Ae gean sea, to the effect that Tur kish gunners at Smyrna had opened fire when the Tennessee was approaching that port. On the two main battle fronts from the Belgians' seacoast to the Swing border and along the eastern boundary of Germany renewed efforts were being made today to bring about a decided turn In the progress of the war. The situation In Eastern Prus sia presented, apparently, the greatest opportunities for a quick and important change, although Russian and German statements were still in sharp conflict. In Belgium the wearying Ger mans have begun another of their fearful onslaughts, In a region which is becoming more and more restricted. The allies have suc ceeded In flooding a further area so that heavy Infantry fighting Is almost impossible from the sea roast nearly to Ypres. A new bombardment of Belgian coast towns by British warships Is said to have Inflicted heavy damage on the German positions and to have destroyed large quantities of ammunition and stores. WASHINGTON, Nov. lS.-Declarlng It would be Impossible to defend the Panama canal and American territorial possessions against attack with present or proposed garrisons unless they could be rapidly reinforced. Major General Wotherspoon, retired chief of staff. In his report today recommended the increase of the regular army to a strength of SoS.Oiio enlisted men. He proposed that that force be augmented, through a system of reserves until there was created a mobile strength of 600,000 first line troops equipped for a six months' campaign. General Wotherspoon said there waa need for more forces to protect rear ap proaches to American coast defenses and those points not covered by fortresses, and urged that the organised militia be doveloped to a strength of 300,000 men. "It Is manifest," General Wotherspoon asserted, "that tho great waterway of the Panama canal cannot be protected against the operations of a first-class military power by the present or pro posed garrisons we contemplate placing there without the power and ability to reinforce It rapidly from the United State. ' ' ... ; , V . w' Need Philippine Prortectioa. "That an effective defense against an enterprising enemy In the Philippines could be made with a deficiency of 83 per cent of the manning details of the coast defenses of Manila and Bublg bay, and with a mobile force of a little over 7,000 American troops, supplemented by less than 6.000 Philippine scouts, Is manifestly Impossible; that wo can retain our valua- IN WESTFLANDERS French War Office Reports Bom bardment Extending 'from Lys to the North Sea. TEUTONS MAKE AN ADVANCE Offensive Move Month of Yprre la Beatea Back hy Kresck ' aad -British Troops Rlelrnl Is till Coder Fire. GERMANS BEGIN OFFENSIVE MOVE ON EASTERN LINE Sudden Attack on Heart of Russian . Position in Poland Causes, a Sensation. WARSAW IS AGAIN MENACED Advance of Czar'i Troops Toward the River Warta Comes to a Sudden Halt RUSSIAN ADVICES DIFFERENT etrograd Says Division in Center Has Not Halted Advance Into East Prussia. ARTILLERY DUELS IN WEST French Reports Ineffecual Attacks by Enemy Near Ypres. (Continued on Page Two, Column Three.) English Transport, Crown of Galicia, is Sunk by Germans VALPARAISO, Chile, Nov. lg.-There are persistent rumors here that the British transport. Crown of Galicia, has been attacked by German cruisers and been sunk. It Is not stated whether the vessel waa sunk by Its own crew or by the Germans. The crew of the transport. It is said. waa saved and will be landed at Val paraiso by the Germun steamer Rhakotls of the Kosmos line. The Crown of Galicia waa a steamer of 4.8.'l tons. It was built In MOD and be longed to the Crown HU-amshlp company. FARI8, Nov. IS. -The French offlslal statement given out In Paris this after noon says that yesterday saw numerous artillery duels and some Isolated infan try attacks, all of which were repulsed. The text of the communication follows: "The day of yesterday, November 17, paased much aa did the day before. There, were numerous artillery exchanges and some Isolated attacks on the part of the enemy's Infantry, all of which were re pulsed. From the North Bea to tho Lys the front was subjected to a fairly active bombardment, particularly at Nleuport and to the east and to the south of Tprea. 'Near Rlxschoote, the fcouaves charr ing with the bayonet brilliantly took pos session of a forest which had been dis puted between tho enemy and ourselves for three days. ;To the south of Tpres an offensive movement on the part of tho enemy's Infantry wu repulsed by our troops. The English army also maintained its front, 'From Arras to tne uia mere is nam ing now to report. 1 ' " ""In tho region of Craonne- our artillery on several occasions secured the advan- tags over trie batteries of the enemy. "The bombardment of Rhelm has coa tlnued. From Rhelms ' to the Argonne there la nothing to report.' In the region of fit. Mlhtel, In spite of counter attacks by tho Germans, we have retained in our possession the western part of the vll lage of Chauvoncort. 'In Alsace, the L.ndwehr battalions sent Into the region of Salnte Marie Aux Mires, have had to be taken out for the reason that they lost one-half ot their effective strength." GERMAN STEAMSHIP INTERNED BY CHILE SANTIAGO. Chile. Nov. 18. The Ger. man steamer, Kamao, today was de clared by the Chilean authorltlea to be an auxiliary transport. It was at onco notified that It must remain anchored In the harbor of Antofagasta until the end of the war. Wilson Begins Work on Annual Message WASHINGTON, Nov. 11-Preeldent Wilson today began work on bis annual message to congress which he will de liver In person at the opening of the regular session In December. While the message has not yet taken definite shape, Mr. Wilson Is expected to dlsousa Philippine Independence, conservation, the Mexican queetlon, government owner ship of merchant ships and the effect of the European war on the I'nlted States. RUSSIAN MYTH BURIED BY OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT LONDON. Nov. H. The "Russian myth," the story which gained wide spread circulation some months ago, that a Russian force ot 80.000 men from Arch angel had been landed In Scotland, and thence moved to France, was officially burled in the House of Commons today by a definite announcement that no Russian troops ever had moved through Great Britain for the western arena of the conflict. Little Human Interest Stories of the Big World War Now Raging Hallrts llaiuaue. Kssatk. LONDON, Nov. W. The war office to niiflit irsued a statement denying Ger man allegation that tlia PrlHsh troops have used dumdum or soft-notted bullets, but maintaining that these missiles have been uaed by the Germans. The state ment describes the Ilrltish and German service ammunition very similar, the bul lets being pointed with steel and the en velope ccated with cupro-nlckel. covering I the core except at the base, "probably the most humane projectile yet de vised." Trrtotallrjr Hlled. LONDON. Nov. Is. While Chuncellor David Lloyd-Oeorge of the exchequer was discussing the tax on tea rf-urne the only Interruption of his long speech In sup pi rt of war tax proposals. He spoke of the "elusive teetotallers" being as difficult to catch as the Kmden. At this point Lett Ji ncs. iiM-uit .r for North cmiiore'--t j well known as a public speaker on tem i perance and who never loses an oppor ; tunlty of preaching the virtues of total i abstinence, left the house as a protest, amidst the laughter ot bis colleagues. oa Healer of if.alirra Ueatl. PARI.'. Nov. IS. A illKpatvh received here from Muntpelier relates that a let ter reaching there from liezlrrs reports the death of Coluuel von Reuter, tne Ur- ATE OF CAN0PUS A MYSTERY British Battleship Which Waa Sup posed Have Berja Near Battle Off Chile llaa Not Been Heard Fr Bt'LLHTIX. WASHINGTON, Nov. 18. Aus trian sorties from Cracow yesterday ' captured Russian fortifications to the north of the Austrian border, according to dispatches received to day from Vienna to the Austro-Hun- ' garlan embassy. They also men- ' tloned Servian defeat, which per mitted the crossing of the river Ku- lebra. LONDON, Nov. 18. No change in the kaleidoscopic operations in Rus sian Poland has been more startling than the sudden resumption of the ' offensive on the part of the Ger mans, a movement by which the heart of the Russian line has been at tacked and Warsaw v again threat ened. . As usual, conflicting reports ar rive from the neighborhood ot these operations. Petrograd does not deny, that the Germans have resumed the offensive,', but dispatches from the Russian capital .,deInre,1Jb.at nch a movement will not cause the slight est diversion from the Russian in vasion ot East Prussia, which Is pro ceeding slowly but steadily. Mean while Berlin claims a victory near 1 Llpno, imperilling the Russian forces 1 which, according to German reports, 1 must make a stand before crossing the Vistula river, as a retirement be- ' hind. that stream woyJd be too dif ficult. Berlin reports that the Rus sians are near Kutno, but Vienna claims a victory' for its ally at this place. From this welter of conflicting reports emerges clearly the fact that a great battle' is under way In western Foland on the line between the Vistula and the River Warta. It Is equally dear that the Russian advance has been brought to a halt In tho meantime the Rusalan prog ress continues through the Carpathians before Cracow and In East Prussia. Artillery. Duels la West. Bad weather conditions still are having their effect on the operations In the western arena. Artillery duels continue, but it is hardly likely that either side la attempting to make much use of Its, Infantry. Paris claims In an official communica tion that the Invsiers made attacks to the south and east of Tpres without mod ifying the situation. t At the same time the allies according to this announcement have made marked progress at every point attacked. Special dispatches an nounce heavy German losses in fresh (Continued on Page Two, Column One.) Who's Got the Money? Answer: The Western farmer. Farms In the West that are being developed scientifically along with natural fertility and accessibility to markets, are making their owners wealthy. Farmers In western states are worth today $750,000,000 more than they would have been if there had been no war. This is the INCREASE only in value of their crops, and is itself only 25& less than our national debt. Just think for a moment of the unlimited possibilities in a good farm and the Missouri Valley la the ln far behind, safely under cover. Our , best In the country. 8ee if there Is leadership Is really scandalous. Enor- ! not a good farm for sale in The Bee's "Farm and Ranch Lands" column. If those offered today do not appeal to you, keep U touch with this col umn every day from now on and you will soon be abl to pick up 'a big bargain. Phone Tyler 1000 The Omaha Bee srkof Jt(a e Waal Ad man officer who waa concerned In the Zabern affair. A priest who carried the colonel on a stretcher declares that he was seriously wounded tjy a bayonet thrust In a fight In Alsace. Wales AI4-e-aiup. LONDON, Nov. 18. It waa officially announced 111 London this eyenlng that the prince of Walea had been appointed aide-de-camp to Field Murshal Sir John French, the commander of the British expeditionary force a the continent Ueraaaaa Shoot lirrsaaas. LONDON. Nov. 18. The folowtng re marks are taken from the diary of a raptured German soldier: "November S, We were sent out ia a regular storm of bullets on the order of the major. These officers send their men forward in a most ridiculous way, they themselves remain mous losses on our side are partly from the fire ot our own people, for our lead ers neither know where the onemy lies nor where our own troops are, so that we often are fired on by our own men. "The first day I went quietly Into the fight with an Indifference which aaon Ihhed me. Today for the first time la ad vancing when my comrades on the right and left were falling, I. felt rather ner vous. But I lost that feeling again soon."