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VOL. XL1V NO. 170.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOUSING, JANUARY 2,
Oa Train aad at
otel Itaada, 6
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
WILSON WILL YETO
MIGRANT BILL IF
ABC TESTHUNG ON
Btronj Intimations Come from the
iWMtt House that President Won't
1 Stand for Literacy Clause.
GERMAN RAID ON BRITISH COAST-Signal station at
Whitby, which appears to have made a good target for
gunners aboard German warships.
SOUSES WILL NOT BACK UP
Kany Expect Congress to Pass the
Measure in Spite of Disap
' ' proval of Executive. '
rCOITIXIlElTCE TO " BE PEACEFUL
It Is Thought Both Bodies Will Get
Together Over Matter.
REED AMENDMENT NOT IN WAT
Wateat tha Lea-tslatar Meete Tday
After Naw Year'i Holiday Tkla
afeject Will Be the Para,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. When congreii
nweU tomorrow, after tha New Tear'
day hoUdajr, the paramount aubject of
legislation will be the Immigration Mil,
Pending In tha senate. It ' la ,the pur
pose ot senate leaders to bring the meas
ure to a vote on Its passage before ad
journment.' That It ' wllV b passed. In
cluding tha literacy test, Is assured, al
though the test provision Is still open to
Strong Indications came from the
White House today thai President Wil
son would vetb the measure If congress
submitted It to him In Its present form.
President Taft vetoed a similar meas
ure in 1913,' because of the literacy test
The senate passed the bill over the
Veto, but In the house the motion to
repass the measure failed by a few votes
to get the necessary two-thirds majority
The eresldent doea not believe the
literacy test Is a test of the quality ot
Whetther the president Is to veto the
measure seems to make little difference
now to Its champions and there are
many now who predict that tha bill can
be passed this time In both houses over
an executive disapproval. The vote of
(forty-seven to twelve In the senate yen
cerday against eliminating the literacy
eat, was generally accepted as a test
ivote. ' House leaders do not anticipate
much trouble In the conference on Senate
amendments thus far adopted, including
tha Read amendment, accepted yester
day, to Exclude persons of African blood
or of the negro race.
In the house tomorrow ' discussion will
bo renewed on the Indian appropriation
1)111. Committees on the seaman: a bill
will ba appointed by both houses.
Before the senate Philippine commls
alon. President Taft is aebsdulod to ap
pear to discuss the bill lor enlarging the
measure of, Philippine self government.
for Being Poisoned
CHICAGO,. Jan. t-Mls .Mary . Sheets,
who alleged she contracted lead poison,
today was awarded a verdict of 810.0M
' in her suit against , the .International.
Harvester company. The case la said to
be the first In which lead poisoning In
printing shops has been proven.
Miss Sheet testified that after two
years as a type distributor in the Har
vester company's printing plant she be-'
came ill of lead poisoning. The evidence
showed she Is now a partial paralytic.
More tha fifty printers testified, a large
number of them aaying they never heard
of lead poisoning resulting from work
In a printing plant
Austrian Guns Hit
t . . .
(Copyright VAt. by Press Publishing Co.)
ROME. Jan. l.-(Ppeclal Cablegram to
New Tork World ' and Omaha Bee.) It
ii now known that the Austrian battle
ship Badiasky has had to dock at Pola
owing to holes In lta hull made by the
guna of tha Austrian forts during the
confusion of an attack, and the panic
following it by the French submarine
rurle. The forts opened fire against their
own ships, which , lay . at anchor In the
offing when assailed by the bolow-waier
craft The commander vt the forts com-
mittad suicide as soon as he discoverea
tha damage which he had wrought.
Eaeror Reeel-ea Greetings.
VIENNA, Jan. I. (Via London. -Em-Francis
Joseph today personally
wmtived the new year congratulations of
the members of the Imperial family and I
presided at-the usual lamny dinner.
French President Expresses Belief
that Struggle Will Be Orer
English Say U 5. Note is
Meant for Home Consumption
torn" 7 ,' ?
Ju. i A''
NEXT OCCASION A JUBILEE
Will Be Celebrating Establishment
of Beneficent Peace Based on
GREETS CZAR AND BRITON KING
Protest Made Against Senator's Can
didate for Land Office Register ;
. . ' . . .. . . at Valentine.
RANCH AND " LAND ; OWNER
' ' s
4. C. Q,lgley, Recommended for the
' Place, la Cstllrmts wild later-
ests fa' Corporations Doiaar '
Has! nr la District. .
Authorities in New Tork on Trail of
r Organization of Lawyers Su
' ' ing Corporations.
CHARGES; MADE IN CONFESSION
Porenaaa of 1.1 sense a Arrested !
' He Makes Allegation Asatast
' .Attorneys Basy la Aecl. -
f .. .--
' WASHINGTON. Jan. J.-f Special )-The
fight over Nebraska patronage threatens
to gat larger Instead of smaller, as It Is
disclosed that the 'candidates recom
mended by Senator Hltohcock are chosen
specially because of their known an
tagonism' to Secretary Bryan. A protest
has come In now against the appoint
ment of James C. Qulgley of Valentine as
register of the land office there, for
which he has been endorsed by the sen
ator, which draws the curtain from some
of the condltiona that have created the
patronage deadlock. '
lfltr-cork's Favored Candidal.
According .to-the narrative In this pro
test -the Hitchcock favorite Is one of tha
incorporators and also a director of the
Bar T Cattle company. James H. Qulg
ley, an Incorporator director and presi
dent of Hie company, and reputed to be;
Its heaviest stockholder. Is the father' of
James C. v Qulgley, the f tentative ap-
pojntee. 'Hliam D., Bachelor is also an
Incorporator director, 4 vice president,
treasurer and active manager. . This 'cat
tle , company, operates : In this. Cherry
county, owning several thousand . acres
of land, holds large leases for graxlng
purposes on' Pine Ridge reservation and
runs several thousand head, of cattle.
Again James :H. Qulgley is -the. sole
owner of a Barge ranch property consist-'
Ing of several 'thousand, acres,, whereon
be runs a private brand ot cattle. .This
ranch Is located south of Cody in 'Cherry'
(Continued on Page Two,' .Column Two.)
Forecast of the weather for Saturday
and Sunday: v
Tor Nebraska-Saturday, fair; Sunday.'
cloudy and warm.
ror Iowa Saturday, fair;, Sunday,
partly cloudy. ' , .
6 a. m 84
t a. in Hi
7 a. ro
S p. in..., M
a. in 85
16 a. m M
11 a. m
13 in. 85
1 p. m
t p. m
8 p. ni
4 p. m.
t p. m.
t p. in.
T p. m.
Comparative tooal Boeosd.
1915. 1914. 11J. 1M2.
lowest yesterday .16 ff . U 4
Mean teuifcruiure 30 ) 8.' 4
)HiH.t lerlay i 3T 43 11
PietWtatwa .W .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from tha normal;
Normal temperature II
Kum for the day
Total excess elnco March 1 5S6
Normal preHltallon .Winch
Ieiti wricy for the day & ln-h
Total rainfall slncn March a 23 M inches
Itrfictency silica Mart h 1 146 Incites
IVifuenry, cor. period. 1M3.... (.57 inches
Jolit'tt!ncy, for. ieriod, It 12.... i.U Inches
indKotes below sero.
i A. WiLtil, Local Forecaster.
Worse Than Thought
. . . .
LONDON, Jan. t The Amsterdam cor
respondent of the Times says he lesrns
that (he condition of Emperor William
of Germany, who was recently reported
as having recovered from an illness. Is
worse than is generally supposed. The
correspondent says he was Informed that
sooner or later the emperor must return
to Berlin for an operation on his throat.'
but is deferring the trip because he Is
anxious to return only after securing a
crushing victory. ' "
NEW TORK, Jan. l.-A campaign
against tha "ambulanoe chasers' trust,"
so called, by District Attorney Martin of
tha Bronx, was begun today by the ar
rest of Dennis Murray, foreman of line
men for the New Tork, New Haven tc
Hartford railroad, at his home In Bride
pert, Conn., on a warrant charging per
jury. He was released on 87,&00 ball by
Judge , Ulbbs of the Bronx county court.
A -confession obtained from Murray,
according to the police, and backed by
other evidence, it la alleged, revealed that
an organisation of Influential lawyers ex
ists for tha purpose of suing large cor
porations, particularly the New Haven
road, for alight or Imaginary injuries In
accident casea. The members ot tha
"trust". District 'Attorney Martin said.
generally have settled" these cases out
of court for large damagea, SO per cent
of which Invariably went to the lawyers.
The . alleged perjury In Murray's case
concerned - his testimony at. a .coroner's
inquest a year ago regarding. the death
of ' James vFIetchor, " who had been acci
dentally -electrocuted.- Murray,', who was
Fletcher's foreman,' Is said to .have, testi-J
ilea mat although it was his oustom to
warn -the linemen dally against, the 'dan
ger ;of 'live 'wlrea,. he. faUed to do so on
the day of tle accident. v ,
: The verdict .of .the .coroner's -. Jury de
clared the New ' Haven '-road had been
negligent. Suit for damages-was started
In, the supreme court by Fletcher's estate.
but the. case was settled ,out of court by
the payment of 820,000 by the road.
Exchanges Word with Joffre, Nicho
las, Albert and Serb Ruler.
NEW ARMIES FOR ENGLAND
Half Doaea Freak Forces Wilt Be
Raised y rat Britain for .
War Against Germaa
TARiS. Jan. l.r-Th belief that the year
now beginning will see the ending of the
war was expressed by President Polncare
In an address today to members of tha
diplomatic corps who went to the palace
of the Elysee to present New Tear's con
gratulations to the president. '
"I do not doubt that next year, at this
traditional reception, we shall celebrate
together the estabBahment of a benefi
cent peace, which, solidly baseA.on recti
tude and respect for International treat
ies, will give necesary security to tha
nations," said the president
Presents Coa;ratlat(one. '
The British ambassador, 8lr Francis
Bertie, aa dean ot the diplomatic corps.
presented the congratulations of his col
leagues and- himself. In his address Blr
Francis 'remarked five diplomats present
at the reception comprised "representa
tives of the nations fUMlng at the side
ot France and of other nations upon
which neutrality lmposee special, duties
In the grave crisis which Europe im tra
President Polncare exchanged New
Year's greeting by telegraph with General
Joffre1, the kings of England, Belgium
and Servla and the emperor ot Russia.
Six New Armies.
IONDON, Jan. 1. -An army order Issued
tonight announces that tha present organ
isation of the army will be further deval
oped by the creation of six armies, each
of which will consist generally ot three
army corps. Tha first army will be com
manded by Lieutenant General Blr Doug
las Halg, who headed tha first army
corps ot the expeditionary force; tha
second by General Sir Horace I Smith-
Dorrlen; the third .by Lieutenant General
Blr Archibald Hunter; the fourth by Gen
eral Blr Ian Hamilton ; the fifth by Gen.
era! Blr LeslTe Hundle, ami the sixth by
General Blr Bruce M. Hamilton. '
Major General Kir Charts O. Monro.
Lieutenant General Bl Cit ies FrgMi
snd Lieutenant General 11. C. O. Plainer
have been given command of the ftrst.
second and third army corps respectively,
This reoraantsation follows en tha ah.
sorption. of Lord Kitchener's army .Into
the regular army.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. Ambamador
Walter Hinea Page. In a long report
from London, received today,' following
his conference with high officials there,
described the general attitude of the
British government and Trie people to
ward the Ameraan note ot protest con
cerning shipping aa entirely friendly. He
said a reply had, been promised within
very few daya
The ambassador detailed the British
press criticism, whose ton he regarded
as on the whole reasonable and amicable.
In some quarters, not among officials.
s found a disposition to search for a
motive behind the American note, some
Englishmen suggesting that the Wash
ington administration had been compelled
to yield to pressure from members of
congress representing constituencies vit
ally affected by the interruptions' In
This portion of frngltsh public opinion
seemed to think the note was intended
to some extent for home consumption.
High offlclala of the Washington gov
ernment pointed out tonight that there
RASP AT WARSAW
. AGAINA. FAILURE
Second Attempt to Strike the Polish
Capital Frustrated by Russian
Force and Craft. n '
TERRIFIC ONSLAUGHTS VAIN
Russ Enter Hungary
- From Four Points
Van Dyke On, Ship is
, LONDON, Jan.' 1. Through considera
tion for Dr. Henry - Van Dyke, American
minister , to the Netherlands, the British
government , permitted, the steamer
Nleuw .Amsterdam, on which Dr. Van
Dyke : was a psssenger during Its last
voyage , from New . Tork to Rotterdam,
to proceed without being aearched, not
withstanding certain auspicious circumstances.
Squad is Almost as
Busy as One of Villa
EIj PASO, Tex., Jan. 1. Tha recur
rence of the Agues CallenUs convention
at Mexico City, set for January L prob
ably will not occur for more than a week,
according to advices received her today,
It was said that the delay was1 caused
by the friction between the Villa and
Zapata elements over the matter of pro
miscuous execiitioas. Zapata remained
at Cuernavaca and Villa at Mexico City,
' At the meeting of the chiefs support
ing the convention government an elec
tion of provisional president was to have
been field! Tbe delay will leavo General
Outlet-res In the offtoa of chief execu
tiv. It was admitted that the Zapata
element would oppose his re-election.
' From Vara Crus came reliable reports
that klUlngs for political reasons had
been almost aa frequent as at Mexico
City. There was reported much friction
between General Obregon. oommader of
tha Carransa troops, and some of the
Carranxa cabinet members, which th
first chief had been unable to mediate.
THIEF RETURNS MONEY
AFTER SEVERAL REQUESTS
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. l.-J. R.
Weaton, proprietor of a small market,
begins the new year as ths originator of
a new method to recover stolen property,
Three holdups entered his place, locked
a clerk In tbe Icebox and took 840 from
the cash register. Weston slipped unob
served out of ths back door and fol
lowed one of tha men. Ha overtook tha
hold-up attar a chase of two blocks and
politely rsquested th return of th
money. Th hold-up mad no answer
and Weston kept up with him, continuing
1 his request. The hold-up appeared to be
The British consul general at Rotter
dam subwquently discovered that five pu1!lled by Weston's action and finally
members of the crew were Germans who , tsrtd to return tna tf Wton
LONDON, Jsn. L Th Daily Mall's
Rome correspondent sends a telegram re
ceived there from Budapest which say
that the Russians are Invading Hungary
from four points. , (
"Refugees are flocking, into Budapest',"
the dispatch adds. . "There Is a panic '
throughout Hungary as a result of th '
rapid retreat of the Austrian army before
thta now Russian advance. All . public !
meetings have been prohibited in Budu- J
worked their way over and then pro
ceeded to Germany.' -
It Is said here that there were also
among ths passengers several other Ger
man reservists with false passports from
nsutrsl European countries ' and they
went from Rotterdam to Germany. '
would stop following him. He gave Wea
ton a roll of currency that waa sabs
quently found to contain 830,- Tha clerk
had escaped from th Icebox meanwhile
and summoned ths police, who were nn-
abla to find the robbers.
TAKES CHICKS, WISHES
A "HA.PPY NEW YEAR"
Wishing the owner a "Happy New
Year," some chicken hungry thief took
twenty-four pullets, from the Loop of
Mra C. Kasslr at Thirty-fifth and K
streets. South Omaha. Tbe thelf left a
card expressing his good wishes for tbe
"Nesr Year." -
Tomorrow the Best
The Sunday Bee
NEGROES'TRY TO LYNCH
MEMBER OF OWN RACE
CHARLESTON. Mo., Jan. l.-A gang of
negro levee workmen attempted to lynch
on of their number here today because
he sad stabbed th foreman, a white
man. A passing train rrew Interfered
and saved the negro after th gang had
placed a rope around his nsc.k, prepara
tory to hanging him.
Tonrjlit William Pod -on, foreman of
the negroes. Is st Birds Point twelve
miles aaat of here. In a critical condi
tion as a result of the wounds inflicted
by Andrew Wiggins. Th latter, with
two gun shot wounds In his arm snd on
In his head, received while resisting ar
rest ts In jail her ponding th outcom
of Dodson's Injury.
was not tha slightest foundation for
aurh a suggestion, ss th note wan not
originally Intended for the press. It Is
understood that Ambassador Page had
anticipated such mistaken Impressions
by assuring th British government In
formally that the 1'nlted States wad
thoroughly In earnest.
The .note waa phrased In a candid and
frank manner, he Is understood to have
explained, particularly because It was
not written with the Idea of publication.
As the synopsis leaked out, however,
the ambassador had been Instructed to
arrange for the publication of the com
plete text to aatlafy the desire for more
Information In both countries.
Incidentally tha ambassador cabled that
the British government had corrected
some English newspaper reports, which
apoks ot a discourtesy In premature pub
lication. 1 Mr. Page reported that Lord
Haldane. In eharg of th foreign office.
was Informed of the purport of the conv
munloatlon befor even th first Intima
tion of th contents of th not waa pub
llshed, ' ' -
SIX HUNDRED LOST
Mine or Submarine Sends British
Kan o War Formidable to Doom
in Home Waters.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADMIRALTY
Thus Far 150 Men Are Known to
nave Been Eared of the Crew
Aboard Fighting1 Craft
Ninth Teatoa Army, Carter General
oa Hladeabersj, la Reported
v . IQ lllTf at jn-JTry
Farther Soatu. '
(Copyright, 114, by Press Publishing Co.)
PETROGRAD. Jan. l.-(Specle! Cable-
gram to New 'York World and Omaha
Bee.) The second Germun sttempt.to
grasp at Warsaw Is now definitely repelled-
All the terrific onslaughts of all
th armies they could bring Into central
Pvlund to burst through the Russian de
fense hav been worn to exhaustion. Th
only candid New Tear's mesnsge Oeneral
von Hldenberg and the German staff
ran give to th kaiser Is to confess that
th task set before toera is beyond their
Evidently this la recognised, for It was
established today that th Ninth German
army, under General Macklnon, which
for six weeks has been the heart and
nerve of all furious fighting around Loda
and Lorltch, and th swaying lines of
contact where the Russians held and
sent them back, has moved considerably
outhv This followed th action of Wed
nesday south ot ' Tomashev, when th
Russian right wing reached out toward
Velrosh and th retreating army below
To Transfer Energy.
BivrVthii-T now point to Oonwal -on
Hlndenberg transferring his energy to
supplying fresh strength In this area,
II even prevailed upon the Austrians
to mak soma stand in tha Carpathian
The Russian combined armlea ot .me
south ar well supplied and in victor
ious strtrlts. for the solid advance posi
tion Is so satisfactory that military opin
ion generally agreea with th eatlmat
of th British ambassador. Blr ueorge
Buchanan, at the New Tear banquet
of the British colony In Petrograd last
night when ha said that he could look
Continued on Page Two, Column Four.)
Wife to Let Chicago
Mayor Run Once More
CHICAGO. Jan. L Mayor Carter Har
rison, who said recently that his candi
dacy for re-eleotion was contingent upon
obtaining his wife's permission to maxe
th race, announced today that she had
consented to his becoming a candidate:
Mayor Harrison is concluding his firth
term. HU father, Carter n. iianaou.
sr., also served five terms.
Mrs. Harrison occupied a seat on in
platform with bar husband at th meet
ing today at which he declared he would
seek a re-election. 8b refused to re
spond to a request for a speech.
Out in Paraguay
BUENOS AIRES, Jan. t La Prensa
today prints a dispatch received from
Formosa. Argentina, stating that a rev
olution has broken out In Paraguay, an
artillery regiment having taken ths
Ths dispatch adds that Dr. Eduardo
fiherer, president of th republic, Is a
KANSAS WILL JOIN IN
FIGHT ON RATE RAISE
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. l.-Kansas will
Join Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, Minne
sota and th Dakota In opposing th
incrsased freight rate on grain ordered
by tbe western railroads and suspended
by th Interstate commerce commission
until March 81, It was announced by th
Kansas board of public utilities today.
Ths increased rates would cost Kansas
farmers more than 8000,000 yearly, mem
bers ot tho commission said.
From the Front
Full Page in
The outstanding feature of tha
war news continue! to be the
sinking by a mine or a t rpedo In
the Channel of the British bat
tleship Formidable with a proba
ble loss of 600 lives. Only 150
men of lta crew of 760 are known
to have been saved, as the vessel
sank beneath the heavy tfaves
kicked up by the gale that ' was
raging. Eighty men were rescued
with great difficulty by a British
cruiser and seventy by a trawler.
Eight officers and six midshipmen
were among, the rescued. The
British admiralty has not made
known the spot where the ship
Nplther has It made a definite
assertion as to whether the disas
ter was due to the vessel striking
a mine or to an attack by a Ger
There is a paucity of news con
cerning the fighting on land,
where the armies of the allies
and the Germans are carrying out
the maneuvers which have been In
effect for many days. In the en
trenched ; line In Flanders and
France artillery duels and In
fantry attarfts continue, but with
out decisive result, In Poland the
Germans ar tryinjr to get through
10 Warsaw and th Russians ara
disputing vigorously their every
move. North of the Vistula and
along the east Prussian frontier
fog envelops the arm'es and hin
ders their actions.
In, Galicla and the Carpathians
the Russians and Austrians are
battling hard for supremacy
Vienna says conditions in the Car
pathians are unchanged, but that
In Galicla the Russian attacks
have been repulsed with heavy
casualties to the Muscovites and a
loss of 2,000 prisoners and six ma
Four Austrian monitors bom
barded Belgrade. Servla, on
Jhursday, but with slight damage,
LOCATION HAS NOT BEEN GIVEN
London Believes Torpedo tAg-ency
of Destruction Employed Again
to Humble Britannia. '
BOAT WAS HEAVILY ARM0REL
Had Displacement of 13,000 Tons
and Carried 750. Men.
FINISHED FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
Vessel Cost Ahaat Five Million
Dollars sal Carried Foar Twelve
Inch Gams, Beside Several
Six r.lillsons of
Hen, ? Billions
f.Ionsy, War Cos
(Copyright, 114, Press Publfshing Co
NolW YORK. Jhn. 1. tSpeclsl Tele
gram to New Tork World an Omaha
Bee.) At th end of the old year for
eign statisticians computed thst five
months, of the greatest war ot history
had coat the nations Involved S,0u0,0u0
men (killed, wounded and captured), and
17,000,000,000. Losses ar subdivided as
OR RAT BRITAIN-800 officers killed
4.0UI wounded; men, 16.0U) killed,
' .Vi0 wounded, 2u.0u0 mlaalng.
FKANCb-Total casualties 1.100,000,
of whom INO.OUO have been killed.
RUHSIA Total casualties, l.ftuO.VUU, of
whom SMi.Oui have been killed.
BKLUll'M-W.OUO killed. U.OUU wound-
e-k, 3f,0(i0 captured. -SUKVIA
Total casualties, 170,000; ssld
by Austria to hav beea captured,
GERMANY K0.000 killed, KO.0O0
wounded, H),iu missing.
AUWTHIA Total casualties. 1.600.000,
of whom lsO.OtX) have bnen killed.
Expenses are subdivided as follows:
GREAT BRITAIN Z.000,000 a
month, or l,2ii.o(X,0B0 at the end of
FRANC'M-I.ioo.000,000 a month, a total
, RUSSIA-iao.UMOOO. a -month, a total -
of 11.750,000.1)00. ,
GERMAN Y too, Of iO.ooo a month, a to-
tal of 1. 6oo.iiO,o0 at home, in addi
tion to paying the expense of her
Al'STIUA-itlmated to total $1,000,
In adJitlon. all the waning nations
ar said to hav tost as much as they
hav spent by tho paralysatlon of com
merce and Industry. Owing to thla tre
mendous cost, financial authorities . aay
that th war must end within th next
flv months. .
Bryan Seventh Time
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. t-Secretary of
Htat W. J. Bryan became a grandfather
for the seventh time with' the opening
of the new year, when a daughter was
born to Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bryan, jr,
It Is tbs third child In the homo of the
younger Bryan, ail dughters.
liOXDOX, Jan. 2. The. Rally
Chronicle states that survivors of th
battleship Formidable . report that
the vessel was torpedoed both fore
and aft oa Friday morning and sank
almoflt immediately. , The' Chron
icle's Brlxham correspontlrnt, who I
authority for the foivRoiniT. says the
captain of th trawler , lYoridwire,
which rescued seventy survivors who
havl escaped from the battleship In
cotter, states that ollur fishing boats
were close at hand. The captain ex
presses the belief thai other survi
vors have been rescued and taken to
Dartmouth, lie saw no other boats
belonging to the Formidable how-
LONDON, Jan. 1. The destruc
tion of the British battleship
Formidable In the English' channel
today by a mine or a submarine
boat, although one of those events
Englishmen now realize must be ex
pected so long as the British navy la
compelled to keep the seas, has
caused widespread grief.
This Is due not so much to the
loss of the ship, which was fifteen
years old and cost about $5,000,000,
as It is for tbe men COO in number
who are believed to have gona
down with the battleship. Thus far
only 150 men of the iormidable's
crew of 750 are known to have been
rescued. . A light cruiser picked up
eighty and a Tor bay trawler sev
enty. Among the rescued are eight
officers and six midshipmen. ,
The British admiralty has not an
nounced tbe locality where be dis
aster occurred and declares that it
is unable to say whether the ship
struck a mine or waa torpedoed, but'
the Inclination here Is to believe that'
a submarine again has been'success
ful In an attack.
Rosea. Woric of Peril. " '.
The rescu was made under dan
gerous ad exciting circumstances.
The crew of the trawl.tr were amazed
while running before the . gale for
shelter to find a snail open boat
driving under their lee through
mountainous seas with an oar
Hoisted bearing a sailor's scarf.
After desperate efforts those on the
trawler succeeded In getting a rope
u wt vuncr ana nrougni u wun
great skill to their stern.
The naval men began to jump
aboard, but even then there was dan
ger of losing men as the seas were
running thirty feet high. After a
half hour's work, however, all were
safely rescued. One lad of 19 was
so exhausted that he required imme-
dtate treatment to. save his life.
When all bad left the cutter Its rope
was cut. as it was full of water, hav
ing a hole upder its hull, which had
been stuffed with a pair of trousers
of which one man had divested him
self for the purpose.
Soma Wlthoat Clotklas;.
Some of the rescued men had no
clothing and they were cared for in
tbe warm engine room. The navy
men had been in the cutter for
nearly twelve hours. The crew of
the. trawler distributed hot coffee
food and tobacco among the ' be
numbed sailors.' When they landed
the residents brought blankets,,
clothing and boots for the survivors
and boused them in comfortable
The experience of these survivors
from the Formidable is almost indescribable-
For hours before being
rescued they had been battling
agaluBt the storm, hoping against
hope, until the brown sails of tho
Providence hovu in sight.
An announcement given cut by
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