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OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1915 TEN FAGES.
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DEMOS J CAUCUS
Kuckollt County Member Elected to
Lead Lower Body on Fourth
Ballot . in Seition of Kii
farty Members. .
POTTS IS KAJIED FOR CLERK
First Ballot on This Position Results
in Choice, with Horace M.
' . Datis First Assistant
SEW RULES TO GOVERN HOUSE
(From m Staff Correspondent.)
LmcOLN, Jan. l.-(Bpectst Telegram.)
George Jackson. Implement dealer of Nel
ion,"wu selected for speaker of the house
of representatives tonight by the demo
cratic, caucus on the fourth ballot. Oeorge
AV. pott waa selected for chief cierk an I
Horace M. Pavls of Ord. first assistant
Henry C. Richmond of Orrmha was
strongest on the third ballot, when h
polled thirteen votes, having received
eleven Votes on the two preceding ballots.
Lameisltae on Foarta Ballot.
On tha fourth ballot the lundtMde to
Jackson resulted and before the vote was
counted a motion to make the selection
unanimous n made and passed.
Sixty democrats . constitute . the hou
roll who Biade tha choice of officers for
tha session.' '
' Q. W. Potts, was elected chief clerk on
the first ballot and Horsca N." DAvlai was
elected first assistant on the first ballot.
Geo re W. Potts is from Pawnee
county. He is a grain dealer and 'was a
leading member ofvth'e' thirty-third ses
sion "of .the 'legislature two years ago.
.Tha State Board of Agriculture was said
trol the orgsnlxatton of the house by
creatingv a sentiment for Jackson ' for
speaker and Potts for chief clerk; both of
whom are connected with tha state' fair, In
an official- capacity. ' It waa also said
that the tame organisation, or at least
members of tht organisation,' were t;y.
Ing to 'land other' places In. tha legisla
ture... . ., , , .
. .;, Daaelaa for Taaaer.
Mayor. James D&hlman of Omaha, . ac
companied Iby. Thomas . Flynn. Thomas
O'Connor.- Charles E.-Fanning, B. J. 'Mo-
Ardle George Clark, Harry Fleharty,
James "McDonald' and C.'F. Boarie, sr.
rived '"la town this evening -to boost for
the election ot"Doc" Tanner' for secre
tary of the , sent te and John Bennct for
assistant sergoant-at-arms. ' .
Mr. Boasle wat'here principally for' a
conference with Food Commissioner Har-
: New .Rales to.Govera. '
New rulea will govern tne'leglalature , at
the 'coming 'aiaalon.' according to 'action
taken by -ihs eVniocraMo caucus called this
afternoon at i)io Undpll hotel to llstah tol
the report f th
legislative committee. I
' No- republican members wera Invited" to
posea they have ao interest lit the manner
In which the ei-!6n Will be run. '" ' "
The report of the committee Was adapted
without much change from the published
report. W. J. Taylor of Custer waa ehalr
inan and Pafoe of Johneon, secretary,
r- Wlmaaia "yatem. ..
1 The Wisconsin ' system was adopted,
wherein bills Introduced will hatfo the old
matter to be stricken out printed In can
celled letters and the", new matter In
italics, while the bills will be letter-head
sise. . i
Engrossed and enrolled bills will be
typewritten and the minutes of the prevl
oue day win oe pnniea ana iia on mjmen .. yMt).raay attending to details
table each morning and thenA sufficient
copies printed to be bound Into the houae
journal at the' close of the session.
Fix Ttate of Sraatoao.
Besalons of the house wilt be from 9 In
the morning until 1J and from 1:30 In the
afternoon. until 8, when. the committee
will meet and work until C. Employee
were cut down from seventy-one to thirty
one and tha mall carriers and postmasters
eliminated,''. In place of these a sulfa
tion of, the ppstof flee will be established
during the session. . There will be fewer
committees and fewer members to each
committee. , , ,".
- . . Oaf Motloa Tabled. .
Reiechlck' of Richardson attempted to
get a resolution adopted declaring that ao
member of , the. committee on' finance,
ways and means should come from a
county, where there was a state Instttu-
( Continued on Pags Two.
Forecast till 7 p. m. Wednesday:
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IMPLEMENT MEN IN
Advance Guard of Expected Twelve,
Hundred Delegates Arrives in
' ' Omaha for Annual Event.
CONVENTION -IS TO OPEN TODAY
Implement men 'from- a numbei of
alatos through' tl' middle vest gathered
wmana yesierciav aiternoon lor - im.
annual convention 01 iut nxia-vxeoi no
tall implement nralera' association. The
convention proper . opena at the Audl
toiium - this morning. The implement
show., at the ' Auditorium In connection
with s the ( convention -4s rounding Into
shape. A hundred men examined the
exhibits even In the morning before all
exhibits were in place. AH forenoon the
big tractors, gasoline engines and other
Implementa were being wheeled Into place
for the eihlbltlon. Much of -the machinery-
had been placed last week, but much
stl'.l remained to be done. " "
Secretary oa the Js.
Secretary James Wallace of ' Council
Bluffs 'established a desk In . the audi
torium and. wag .one of the very buoy
of the arrangemrnt or the exhibits, an-
swerlng a thouaands Inquiries and at
tending to all' tho many small matters
that- are required ' of a convention sec
retary, on the opening day. . .
& ,V. ;McCullough of Chicago, secre
tary of the National Implement and Ve
hicle -association, arrived . early In the
day., T. O. WUra of Cherokee. Kan.,
father f the .local. Implement club move
ment. Is expected to arrive .later In the
day. T. P. Jtathburn of Springfield, O..
of the Tr'i-Btato Implement and Vehfclc
association, is .expected to arrive In the
morning. ' Between' 800 and 1.200 delegates
are' expected, according to the estimate
of . Secretary Wallace.
o Lralalatlon to Favor.
Although 'the anAoclatlan maintains a
legislative committee to look after pro
posed legislation,' usually federal legisla
tion, that the naiociatl.ni favors, officers
of the association this year say they have
a fairly clear elalo, and it is likely that
little' If any legislation will be recom
mended.. They ' are' Jubilant at having
checked -the railroads in their efforts to
eliminate, the .'stoppage of cars to partly
unload or-finish loading In transit. -
This privilege iof billing, a car of Im
plements for a given destination with the
Injunction', to", stop" at a point between to
unload part, of a car of implements for
! : another firm, haa beon enjoyed by the
22 Imnlenv nt 'nlen foV a long time. The
railroads h st year tried to .cut off this
privilege.- The, roads-maintained thst- It
waa among the free service that the In
terstate . Commerce .commission, did not
approve. The -Implement association,
however, got Into . the argument befuYe
the lnterstateiCommercc commission and
proved that it was not a free service at
all' ssthe deabpr bad been paying 15 a
car for this stoppage In transit privilege.
Holiday evening , the ,delegates were
i!a reception air some cabaret features In
3 the .club, rooms at o'clock. Besides
cabaret leaturee, t'r-l, lieorge K.
of tho ,1'nvveralty of Nt break a
gave . an Ulustrati muture with l.n
movlrta picture '. re u of the big farm
tractor' rhow at Fremont, held last fall.
E. ,V. . PaiTlsh, manager of the bureau
of publicity, showed his Omaha reels.
The entertainment was In the bands of
the entertainment committee of the Com-'
merclal club, of nhich O. T. Eastman Is
SUPREME COURT HONORS
MEMORY OF ITS MARSHAL
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4 The supreme
court announced no decision and ad
journed - until tomorrow out of respect
to the memory of J. ; M. Wright, for
twenty-seven' years Its marshal, who waa
burled today. -
WAR WHEAT PRICES
PREVAILING IN U. S.
Eurqpe's Bitter Need of Bread and
Its Spectacular Buying Boosts
$1,34 3-4 FOB MAY -DELIVERY
, CHICAGO, Jan. 4.-Kurone's bitter need
of bread .resulted today in a spectacular
uuytairtot wheat Anit act new war pi-loa
here. It was pointed out. however, that
the top quotation tl.E) ror JIaj- delivery
was still roundly SO cents a bushel un
der the price forced here In 1k98 by Joseph
Letter during a' world-wide peae SI. 85.
..Notwithstanding that, wheat-today at
one time showed a rise of 3 cents over
Saturday night, the upturn apparently
had little, if any, effect on farmers. Coun
try offerings were decidedly meager, as
they have been for some time past.
Public Rays Heavily.
' Although the prime impetus tor high
prices came from seemingly unlimited ex
port demands, no doubt that the general
publto bought wheat heavily and espe
clslly so In the last hour of the session.
Millers, too, were said to be anxious
buyers, fearing that the tremendous ex
port call would leave them short of sup-i
piles. Roughly, the total sales to Europe
today In the United Btatee were estimated
at 1.000,000 bushels. Of this aggregate,
750,000 bushels was definitely known to be
for the .relief of the. starving people of
Belgium.. . . .
Experienced -observers failed to notice
any unusual excitement dcsplto the swift
upward awing of. tho market. - The one
striking fact was the steady absorption of
every bushel of. wheat offered for sale.'
. Oaly BlaT Ex port I naT Nattoa.
. Talk -among brokers centered almost
wholly en the Idea that for the time be
ing the United States was virtually the
onlyi big exporting nation in the world.
. Nobody seemed to look for an Immediate
opening of the Dardanelles, and It seemed
to be' taken as a- certainty that owing to
prohibitive vessel rates Argentina would
be unable to take care even of contracts
already made, enpeclally with Italy, where
embarrassment will be serious if large
amounts expected prior to March 1 from
Argentina are not received- as - bar
Rises la It. Loals.
ST. LOUIS. Mo. Jan. 4 May wheat
reached (1.3114 'on the Merchants' ex
change here today, the highest price re
corded for wheat since the beginning of
the European war.
- The new figure marked an advance of
Z cents ever the Saturday quotation.
The Increase was. attributed t heavy
export demand and' to the practical elim
ination of Argentine competition by high
ocean freight rates.
r Baby Dies from
Effect of Poison
NEW YORK. Jan. 4. The slow poison
administered bix day 4 a no by Mrs. Ida
Rogers to her two babies snd herself,
resulted It-day in the du.th of the older
child, John, aged I. Ixtrida. S months old,
died last Wednesday. The mother's death
lMTy Elton Rogers, the lawyer, who
-us known aa her husband to the neigh
borhood in the Bronx, where they lived,
titil! kept his, vtrgll at the sick woman's
bedside. He had no comment to make;
nor did Mrs. Annie Rcquemore lingers,
a ho divorced Rogers tn 1'W. nur Mra
Caroline Uiddlnas Rogers, who married
Rogers In 19 and lived with him till
last October on Rlversive drive. Mrs.
Annlo has been a frequent caller at the
hospital since Mrs. Ida Rogers waa taken
there, but she baa declined to listen to
education eoBjcerataa' Itogers' life.
REPLY TO U. S. TO
Enylish Government's Answer
American Note Concerning" Con
traband Probably Will Be
Sent This Week.
ALREADY IS GIVEN TO PARIS
Effort Made to Keep Munitions of
War from Uncle Sam's Land
from Reaching Foes.
NEGOTIATIONS WITH NEUTRALS
IONDON. Jan. 4.-The n'rlUah govern
ment's reply to tho American note con
cerning contraband probably will be sent
lw.for. the end of this week. An outline
of the reply hss been submitted to France,
which Is creatly Interested because of the
.iivtiv rr French ships In searching
nrobabiv will be. Issued
! Khortly, showing that Italy haa arrived at
i an understanding with rglnnd and the
other alllor concerning contraband. Satis
factory to oil the countries affected.
I'ew (arson for Italy "topped.:
It can be state authoritatively that only
five cniWe destlnen for Italy have beon
stopped at Gibraltar since November 15.
'Two of these were released within three
days and the other as soon as the alleged
contraband could bo removed. Since De
cember 4 no cargoes destined for Italy
bavo been Intercepted by the allies.
Kubber cargoes deatlned for American
firms and held In English ports probably
a A ...
will be released soon or purcnaseu u
Great Britain, which needs much rubber
for the manufacture of tires, bed blan
kets and boots.
Xelatloa tn Progress.
Constant negotiations are In progress
between the allies and the neutral Euro
pean countries situated near Germany
looking to a tightening of the export regu
lations which will prevent American ship
ments from reaching Germany and Aus
tria thubugh neighboring countries other
A loosening of the regulations applying
to American cargoes. It Is said by Urttlsh
officials, will depend largely on the assur
ances received from neutral countries that
they will not assist In supplying Germany,
Austria and Turkey with munition
Famous Rough Rider
Dies of Exposure
DOUGLAS. Wyo.. Jan. 4 (Special.)
William Clayton, widely known aa,"Jerky
Bill" and a rough rider ol auperlatlve
skill, is dead -after a game fight for lite
following a night of helpleesnesa In the
open with the mercury at degrees be
hrw aero.-- He eueeumbed In' a hospital
here following an operation removing
bdtl) his feet and all hl fingers, which
was performed without an anaesthetic.
Clayton traveled with Buffalo Bill's ahow
for years, riding both In America and
abroad, and at one time waa conslderea
the world's best broncho-buster. He Is
survived by a widow and several grown
Will Chamber and
Ruth Byrne Married
William N. Chambers, republican leg
islator from Douglas county, and Miss
Kuth Byrne, daughter of William P.
Byrne, manager of the ' Orpheum, were
married yesterday morning at Council
Bluffe and In the afternoon at 4 o'olock
left for Lincoln, where Mr. Chambera
enters upon his duties as legislator today.
The wedding was to occur next spring,
but hou glits of three months separation
during the term of the legislature has
tened the couple to tie the nuptials yea
terday. Mr. Chambera is a prominent golf and
billiard player of the Country club and
SUFFRAGE, WAR. EUGENICS
CHICAGO. Jart. 4. The Morris book
shop, for more than twenty years a loung
ing place for those with literary Inclina
tions, filed a voluntary petition in bank
ruptcy today. That suffrage, the wsr
feminism, eugenics and other modern In-
terents have almost completely replaced
literature and the antiques in holding tho
sttentlon of the modern age and the con
sequent lack cf patronage waa the reason
given for the bankruptcy. The assets of
123,444.41 were more than SS.OOO more than
the liabilities scheduled.
The National Capital
Moods)', Jaaaary 4, 1815.
Met at noon.
shin purchase bill
was maue the
unfinished business on a
Senator Hardwlrk's resolution calling
on tbt prevident for diplomatic corre
spondence on contraband, went over an
other day aithout action.
The Judiciary commute considered
without action several nominations In
contest between the president and the
Ivids committee begnn preparing lis
report on the water power site leasing
, The lloaae.
Met at noon.
Miuccllaneous bills were considered un
der the unanimous consent rule.
The foreign relations committee heard
delegations supporting .prouaaa to pro
hibit exports of war materials.
Representative Gardner urged the mili
tary committee to act on tils proposal
for lnveatlKatlon of the national di-funsea.
rim senaiu Mil fur a new fmo.onu fire
pioof assay 'office in New York, wua
MAN with general mdse. experience
to conduct special salea; salury
Tor farther Information about
this opportunity, see the Want A4
eeetloa of today's Bee.
14,000 Grand Trunk
Railway Men Refuse
ToAcoeptCut in Pay
OTTAWA. Ont, Jan. 4. More than
14.000 employes of the Grand Trunk Rail
way company and thousanda of other
men employed by the Grand Trunk, Ta
clflo railway have declined to accept re
ductions In pay and have notified of
ficials of the' two companies that they
will oppose vigorously any attempt to
A proposed reduction on the Grand
Trunk railway la to date Trom April t
next: one on the Grand Trunk Inclflo
wan effective January 1. Iloth are neces
sitated. It ,1s claimed, because of de
creased business alnce the beginning of
the European war.
Paris War Office Report Tells of
Victory in Artillery Duel in
SEVERAL . POINTS CAPTURED
PARIS. Jan. 4. The official statement
given out In Paria thla afternoon shows
that the artillery fighting along the front
Is proceeding Intermittently and at soma
points with particular violence. There
sema to have bevn few Infantry attacka
recently. The French admit failure tn
an effort to occupy a Gorman position In
tha Meuse country. They claim, how
ever! further progress tn Stelnbach.
Trom the sea to the Olse the day
passed In almost complete calm. Tho
weather was rainy. There were artillery
exchanges at some points of the front
In front of Noulettes our heavy artillery
reduced the German batteries to silence.
"On the Alsne and In Champagne the
cannonading was particularly violent
Our-batteries showed their superiority
and brought under their fire reserve
forces of the enemy. We becamo pos
sessed of several points of support held
by the Germans In the region of Perthes
and of Mesnll-Les-llurlus.
"Between the Argonne and the Meuse,
aa well as on the heights of the Meuse,
there were Intermittent cannonading. An
effort made yesterdny morning by our
troops to occupy Boureullles did not suc
ceed. "Our advance continued In the forest
of LePretre, which Is to the northwest
of Pont-A-Mousson. ,
- "In Upper Alsace wo occupied an Im
portant height to tha west of Cernay. A
oumor auacx oy me enomy waa re
"In Stelnbach we have taken possession
of the vicinity of the church and of the
Wilson Begins Work
on Speeches for His
Tour of the West
WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.-Presldent Wit
on today began planning tha speeches he
expects to make on his return trip from
the San Francisco exposition this spring.
He told callers he wanted to accept some
of the Invitations and soon would map
out a definite Itinerary.
Senator Thomas and Representatives
Keating and Taylor of Colorado asked
him to apeak at Denver. Sanator Fletcher
and Senator Gore asked him to speak at
a , meeting of the Southern Commercial
congress at Muskogee, Okl., In April;
Senator Sheppard invited him to apeak
tn Dallaa. Invitations already have been
extended to him to atop In Chicago,
Omaha, St. Louis, Kaasaa City, Salt
Lake City, Lost Angeles. Milwaukee and
Option on St. Paul
ST. PAUL, Jan. 4.-H. P. Conrad, for
mer Northern league magnate, tonight
surrendered his option on the St. , Paul
American association, club and abandoned
his plan for organising a local atock com
pany for taking ovsr the club,' which has
been plaoed tn the market by the present
J. W. Norton company, representing the
owners, will continue efforts to Interest
local Investors' In the club. It hsa been
reported that Toledo Interests seek the
St. Paul franchise.
Lodge Denounces Shipping Purchase
.Bill as the Grossest Kind of Subsidy
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. The admlnle- 1
ration ahlp purchase bill waa made the
unfinished business of the senate today,
but was temporarily laid aside-to make
way for appropriation 1 bills. (Senator
Lodge demanded a record vote, which
showed 44 for and 2 against taking up
the bill. Senator Vardaman waa tha
only cVmocrat to vote agalnat the mo
tlon. Senator Oalllnger. the republican leader,
declared corgresa should paaa the supply
bills and go home.
"This shipping bill Is opening up great
new propositions to the American people
and the country ought to have time for
reflection." he said, adding "that demo
cratic leaders had declared they had the
votes to pass It.
"Yea, we have the votes," rejoined
Senator Ktone, "and we will put Jt
through If the senators on the other side
will not resort to unusually obstructive
Senator Iodga served notice on the
democrats that he would resort to 'any
parliamentary proceedure to delay action
on the shipping bill If an attempt were
made to "Jam U through." He char
acterised the bill aa "thoroughly vicious,
economically and Internationally," and
"the grossent kind of a subsidy."
Opposition to ship purchase aflll, chiefly
on the ground that it might precipitate
foreign complications and as a tendency
toward government ownership was set
forth In the minority report of the com
merce committee filed by Henators Burr
ton, Nelson, Berk Ins, Smith of Michigan
and Oliver. That every ship Under the
proposed plan "would add one auore rtea
The capture by the Trench ot
Stelnbach, a gmall Alsatian town
near Thann, la admitted In to
day's statement from the Berlin
Except for thla fighting along
the eastern end ot the battle
front, there Is llt-Ue activity, the
German counter attacks appar.
ently having, halted effectually
the forward movement which tha
allies attempted last month. A
few unimportant rains are chron
icled In the French official state
ment. The German statement makes
no mention of the severe fight
ing In the east reported by the
Russian military authorities' It
says merely that the situation Is
unchanged and German attacka
Violent fighting Is tn progress
along the eastern battle front,
leading at points to desperate
hand-to-hand encounters. An of
ficial Russian statement shows
that, after capturing Bollmow,
the. Germans attempted to push
on to the northeast In the direc
tion of Warsaw, about thirty
miles away. This movement
marked the renewal of the Ger
man offensive toward the Pol'sh
capital, after a period of compar
ative inactivity, but their advance'
in this direction la said to have
been repulsed, wth lsrge losses.
In the other campaigns on Eu
rope's battlefields no essential
changes are reported. In the
Transcaucastan region the Turpks
and Russians are engaged ' In
fierce struggles, but reports from
Petrograd and Constantinople .
concerning the outcome are at
In France and Belgium the at
tacks of the allies have failed to
develop Into another great battle,
and it is believed In London that
the attempt to expel the Germans
from their conquered territory
may be deferred for several
months. ' ' .
III GERMAN AFRICA
Vessels Shell Dar-es-Salaam, Cap
ital of the Teuton Territory
Disabling Ships. ' '
HEAVY DAMAGE IS INFLICTED
NAORIBI, British Kast Africa. Jan. 4.
(Vla Ixmdon.) The Dritlsh battleship
Oollath and light-cruiser Fox nave car
ried out successful operations against
Par-Ks-flalaam. capital of Oerman fcast
Africa. The warships bombarded the
town,, inflicting considerable damage.
All the German vessels In the harbor were
disabled. Fourteen Europeans and
twenty natives, were taken prisoners.
Tho British loss was one killed and
Dar-Es-Bulaam, the heat built town
on the coast of Oerman East Africa, la
a military station within excellent har
bor, altuated forty miles south of Zaa
slbar. It is the terminus of an Important
oaravan route, tha residence of k gov
ernor and has large commercial Interests.
The white population In 19US was esti
mated at l.ooo. the total population at
more than 20,000.
RATE ON POULTRY IN
CARLOTS IS ADVANCED
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4. Rating of
poultry In carloads hy western railroads
at third Instead of fourth class freight,
thus Increasing the charges, was held to
day by the Interstate Commerce com.
mission to be Justified.
of our being drawn Into the present war,"
was the declaration of the minority.
The report says: .
"Undoubtedly It was one of the Inspir
ing motives for those who framed this
bill to release boats which have been In
terned as a result of the war. The presi
dent has gone to the almost unprece
dented limits of using his utmost en
deavor to discourage private loans to
belligerents. la It consistent with ao
strict an application of the neutrality
policy to make, at least Indirectly, avail
able to one of the belligerents many mil
lions ot dollars which have been made
unavailable by the Incidents of war?"
Concerning the government ownerahlp
feature ot the bill, the report declares
It to be an experiment that cannot be
Justified by any of the arguments which
apply to the taking over of a naturally
monopolistic public enterprise, "because
the shipping field Is far from naturally
The report also asserts that the plan
would bef utile In reducing ocean rates.
Senator Root, In debate, declared no
meaaure of equal consequence had been
brought before congress In many years.
It was proposed, he said, to put tne gov
ernment Into foreign trade at a time
of extreme danger. The result must be,
he Insisted, to place In question the good
faith of the ItfilteJ- States Itself In carry
ing goods to belligerents.
Senator toot protested against any ef
fort to limit debate.
Senator Fletcher replied It waa not the
purpose of the majority to limit dJa-
BOTH SIDES Will
BIG VICTORIES III
THE EAST REGION
Reports Issued from Petrograd and
Berlin War Offices Are in Direct
Contradiction of Each
KAISER SATS HE HAS B0EJIM0N
Russian Report Says Attempt to
Take This City, Which is Near
Warsaw, is Repulsed.
MORE FIGHTING IN CAUCASUS
JLONDON, Jan. 4. Utterly Irre
concilable are the claims of the
contending armies In the east. In
the west the unprecedented wet
weather precludes operations which
could give decided advantage to one
side or the other.
The activities of the Turks in the
v,bubub reni 10 oe assuming an
increasing .Importance, Judging from
the attention the Petrograd official
communications are devoting to this
region. Although not admitting;
that the Turks have been victorious.
It is conceded that they are fighting
with great valor and stubbornness in
the vicinity of the fortified town of
Sari Kamysh. The Turks claim to
llv. InV.H .VI . l.l w
' n.u mil jlUBluun. itussia,
however, does not admit this, and
says the Turks have suffered enor
Comparing the Turkish and the Itua
slan statements It would seem that tha
Turka are making headway, although
both aldea are losing heavily aa their
troopa flounder and fight through the
deep snow and the bitter oeld of lhes
Battle a Rivera Contlaoea.
The battle of the rtvere In Poland has
not yet come . to an end. The Germans
say that they have taken Borjlmow.
nnhw..! n 11 . . . ,
v.."vv Dwiiiiiirw, a airuns; xucaian
position east of Lowles and a step nearer
Warsaw. Thla the Russians contradict
flatly, saying that the Oermsn assaults
there have been repulsed with heavy
losses and that elsewhere they have
beon held at bay. Petrograd professes to
aee the end ef the battle of the Polish
rivers and a concentration of German
forcea at some other etrategio point la a
renewed attempt to break through.
If It la true that the Russlana ffave
taken another paaa over the Carrethlan
mount oJna, the Invasion of Hungary in
real force should. In the opinion of Brit
ish observers, soon be a reality. Up to
tho present detachments of Russian calv
alry bave crossed these mountains, btit
there never haa been an mvaelon in
Further developniente In Albania hevo
been hanging fire since the Italian occu
pation of Avlona. ; .
Pope Is Praying
That War May End.
LONDON'. Jan. 4.-Cardlnal Tlctro Gas
parr!, Papal secretary of state, haa sent
the following In repsonse to the Dally
Chronicle's request for a Now Year's'
messago from Pope Benedict:
"The pope weeps over the war, and be
ing unable to atop It, he Is doing ail In his ,
power to lighten lta grievous conae
uuencea for the unhappy prisoners and
their desolated families. Meanwhile 'he
upllfta forvent prayers to the Redeemer
that He may Inspire In the governments
of the belligerent nations feelings of
Christian charity that will at last end
this frightful war which la desolating
"Will Case on Trial
FORT WORTH. Tex., Jan. 4. The sec-
(ond trial of the Wtnfleld Scott $1000,000
j will case waa called today. Mrs. Oeorgo
Scott Townsend of Denver, daughter of
' tho millionaire by bis first wife. Is try
ing to break the will, which leaves the
greater part of the estate to her 10-year-old
half brother. The will waa broken on
the first trial, but the declaton later waa
reversed and the ease remanded.
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