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OMAHA. WEDNESDAY MOKXIXfl, JANUARY 6, 1015 T WEI AT- PAGES.
VOL. XLIV-NO. 17.1
Oa Trains sad at
Hotel Stews Stands,
SINGLE COTY TWO CENTS.
FEDERALS SUE TO
BALL AM TRUST
independent League Charge Na
tional Commission end Unlet
Violation of the Anti
Monopoly Statute. .
6UIT IS FILED AT CHICAGO
vAked that All Contracts With Play
en, as Far as They Concern Out-
laws, Be Declared Void.
CALLED ILLEGAL COMBINATION
CHICAGO. Jan. i.-Charglng that the
National commission, tho overnlng body
of organized base bail, its rules 6 ml the
national agreement undtr which It mem
bers work, are a violation of the anti
trust statutes, the Federal league filed
suit her today asking that the conim.s
aton be decreed Illegal and Its members
enjoined from continuing in the alleged
The ault was filed In the I'u.ited States
district court and In the usual course
of business would put on the calendar
of Federal Judge Keuesaw M. Landla,
who ia a devotee of base ball.
One of the principal claivfs In the
prayer of the bill Is that all contracts
with baa ball players under 'the na
tional agreement and the rules of the
National commission be declared void so
far aa they concern the Federal league.
Tha court ia asked to enjoin the Na
tional commission or any club In Organ
ised baa . ball from seeking to enforce
Its contracts with players who have
signed with the Federal league. Special
' exception Is taken to epithets alleged to
have been applied to Federal league
flayers and the court Is asked to re
strain tha defendant from "calling play
ers under contract with the Federal
' league 'contract Jumpers' and from
characterising the Federal league or Its
members as 'outlaws.' "
The suit was filed in the name of the
Federal League of Professional Base Ball
Clubs against the National league and
! its eight clubs, the American league and
-"-Its eight clubs. August Herrmann, B. B.
! Johnson and John K. Tener. members of
1 ! the National commission. .
The printed complaint Informs the court
i (Continued on Page Twelve, Col. One.)
Hale's Property is
Seized for Debt of
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. . -Southern
Callfornlaptoperty valued at $450,000 and
belonging to Nathan W. Hale, former
Congressman from Tennessee was In
t the hands of the sheriff today under a
writ of attachment Issued In connection
with a Judgment mtlftat& -soma- Uresxasra
by the supreme court of Tennessee. The
judgment wn the outcome of a stock
transection Involving the securities of
the Great Southern Agency, an Insurance
incern which wenV Into the hands of a
John W. Preston, United Slates dis
trict attorney of San Francisco, sued out
the writ, acting, he said, in a private
capacity. The property seized Included
Hale's home in Pasadena valued at
Hale declared that he had been fleeted
director of the Insurance company with
out his knowledge and that - he knew
nothing about the litigation 'which re
sulted In the Issuance of the attachment
Brazil Fires Officer
Who Failed to Keep
Teuton Ship in Port
RIO JANQRQl Jan.' S. "The German
steamer Holger, having ecrctly left the
harbor of Pernambuco, presumably with
supplies for the German warships still
at large In South American waters, the
federal government his removed from
office the authorities who should have
guarded against auch a breach of neu
trality. The 1 responsible officials also
have been ordered before a board of in-
The Weather y
Forecast till 7 p. ni. Wednesday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Unsettled and colder; probably rain or
TrjiDtratarc at Oiuai Yesterday.
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Caau para live Loral Reeord
Highest today 4t. ; ;
191 1D!4 1911 1912
'if'"1 t"d". l i
turea from the
Excess for the day
Kxcess since March 1, 1)M....
Rxeess for the day
juinmit ainc air h I. nil. ...e.ta Inches
refictency since March 1 3 r.l Inches
Ix flciency cor. irlod In lil t. . f.:j in, h. s
Deficiency cor. period In I!i;.. 4.11 tncl.es
Reaarts from Vtalloas at T I. M.
Station and iitalo T-mp. Hish- lUin-
ot eatner. , p. m.
Cheyenne, clear IS
Davenport, cloudy ri
Tenver. car ad
Js Moines, clH:dy Mi
Iodge City, cloudy ii
lender, i-lejir .'4
North Platte, cloudy :i
Omaha, ralu , r
Puehlo. cler 5n
Bapld City, rlear 30
Hall Lake "iiy. clear.., JS
Santa Fe, rlear
Sheridan. ;! r , M
r'mux ity, cloudy
Valnntlne. ciAMdy Js
liKikates bniom xero.
' T Indicates trace of precipitation.
- U A. WfcUSH. Local Foreoastcr.
WHERE THE ALLIES
Dutch soldiers doing sentry
at Hardewijk, Holland. '
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AT THE AUDITORIUM
Implement Men Would Do Away
with Unnecessary . Styles and .
Sizes of Machines. '
ARE AGAINST BRANCH HOUSES
The elimination of unnecessary styles
and sizes of itikchlnery snd the ultimate
stanJartliiatlon of certain farm lmpl-
ments 1 n of tpe fhlngs, toward wlh
the Mid-West Retail Implement Dealers'
ssoclatMm.-tioW nr swT6tt"-rH ' OmahaT
Is working. ' Several discussions on this
topio are to coma up during the three
day's session. President Ed Lehmkuhl
of Wahoo touched on the matter In his
annual address yesterday.
In part he said, "The many sises and
kinds of the different . farm , Implements
tends to Increase the cost of the articles
and makes the carrying of repairs for
the different patterns of 'machines bur
densome for ( both dealer and manufac
turer. Therefore our aid should be lent
to. thq manufacturer . in eliminating alt
unnecessary styles and sises. ,
Will Redace Cost.
"The manufacturers tells s that
standardization will reduce coat, and if.
this Is true, snd t believe It is, we should
all be anxious for the consummation.
Then, too, a little standardization of
sizes In our repair list and catalogues
would help won1rfully." . . .
The president also cautioned , the deal
era against overcrowding .of territory and
said this could prevented In a- measure
(Contlnued on Page Four, Column One.)
General Scott is
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Villa M El Paso
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EL PASO. Tex.. Jan. 5. General Hugh
L. Scott, chief of staff of the L'nlted
States army, arflved ' hare today from
Naco. Ariz., m'hre he has been sttempt
Inr in srranirA wllh tlie' .Mexican leaders
to end the danger to the. Americsn town!
f.om border fighting.. Oenersi Scott will
have to wait until. tomorrow or 'Thursday
before General Villa; military commander
from Mexico City.' -The' two will confer
If possible on this sifle of the interna -
i tinner line.
; i None of. the MOO Villa troops reported
...4- loinciany on tnetr way here to cross, to
the Sonora . border have appeared at
',".U I Jusrea.' . .
...41! W.'BHINGTOS, Jan. 3 -Brigadier Gen-
;; era. Hugh L. Fc.ll reported today from
...4!, Naco tnat no agreement had been reached
.-' I yet between the contendijiK Mexican fsc-
'"iiillons to prevent flilnj into American !
"-(territory, but that-negotiations were be-
Ing continued. lo said he did not ex
fi1'1 "r tether firing for several days
-ii;at least. - ,-
j TjQjjg Dipped
Into British Stores
BERLIN. Jan. 5.-(By WIreUis to Lon
don) A nnouiieoment Is .iisde here that
the portion of Russian Poland occupied
by the Germans lias been provided with
a civil administration under Herr von
. j Brandcnatein.
'-'i , German airmen, it la ssid l ave dropped
bombs on British atnmunltlon stores on
iiaMthiV" outskirts of Rusendael and Goud
T jakerqu. near Dunklik. France.
-'1 The explosions. It is stated, killed and
'tt ' Injureo 100 persons and set tire to a por-
tloii of t-ne of the villages. I
News from Duraxso, Albania, states
that in th first "ngkt iu that vhinlty a
number of followers of F.ssad Pssha, the
provisional president of Albania, - who
bald bat a, a cre hanged,
FOUND REFUGE Typical
duty at the internment camp
MRS. DRAPER SMITH
President of State Suffrage Asocia
tion Did Not Expect Resigna
tions from Lincoln.
WORK, HOWEVER, IS TO KEEP ON
Mrs. Draper Smith, president, of the
state suffrage organization, evidenced
great surprise when Informed, of .the ra
Ignation Of the I-lncoln. suffrage temen
from- offices, "fchich Jthejr HoJ&lJi-tbAJUaai
coin Equal Franchise league, "l. have ; iholl,d Mttla KmonK theniselves." but he
heard from Lincoln members of tho state l aUmonUh!), tnem that they should be
board every day, but not one word of j very careful what they did In selectin
this cpntroveray has reached me.' sheU rlerk.of the engrossing oommlttee. as
aid' ' - , j It was there where all tha skullduggery
x am very sorry msi sa. ree.s
u sue aoes, lor sne was a mom entnpmo
worker., Her resignation, however, does
not affect the state board. . as we did
not elect her to office. Of course, she
nas inenas ana zouowers, dui ine Lin
coln organization will not go to smash
on account of her resignation. Mrj. J.
W. Johnson ha. never. been as active
worker, and I never met Mrs.' Aldrich.
I didn't even know 'that she lived' In
Lincoln or was a member of the suffrage
organization there. . t .
Mrs. Hall Is Critical.
"At the state convention Mrs. Hall
very frankly and openly criticised the
administration and the method of finan
cing the campaign and expressed her dis
appointment that the women throughout
the state had not worked harder,' but In
so doing she did not advocate anything
especially .that I can ' recall. She said
that we had not ' pursued the right pol
icy. Of course, ; we ' did not pursue the
right policy or we would have won, -yet
I replied at that time to Mrs. Hall. 'tell-
irjun.u cl . ill. b .v .v m. . ia.ii, k.i i
hr tna' 1 took a more cheerful view
of the situation. I said that we
worked ever so hard, -but' not hard
"Mrs. Hall wa4 especially disappointed
because' the' financial scheme had failed
in that some of tha counties had not been
able to raise their apportionment How
ever, at-the conveln'tlon a year ago.
when this plan 'of raising : money t was
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T'V-V 1?'. 7 7"
nntf lh "ret r"M t,,elr
htn jt 'was decided .tithe last con-
ventlon to apportion each county to raise
u , ,r of wf
- , , .' t M
what, they gave .to the
ltate-Iast year, Mm. Mall, speakliw. for
I her Vounty, stated that she thought it
w too mucn t0 r,iBe In an off-year,
, thn an,ollnt .being a little over S300. but
j snB said she would report the matter
I back to her county."
A...k,r r..te.ll.. B... '
,.onlHllllon . tha .,. fif.r h
! , . , .... , . . .
j injj reduced to a not-dun paying basis.
i)i.i Lincoln Suffrage sssorlatlon hsd
jgI)ttn t0 oVer 1.000 members. When
i lieicitatea aero tn 'he selected for th
cf,nVentlon Mrs. Hall desired that
.theae members a
hotild all be represented
J St the slate . convention on' the same
i ls!t us the other members,
j ' At tnlh time Mrs. Hall showed that
' 1m was uns iiialnted with the state and
na,li)!'l t-unsiitulions or the " necesalty
of making contributions to them. Mrs.
"Hl1 not h" working for suffrage
mi very lunar, though she may have been
a suffrsUkt for a long time."
Miss Jessie Cope
Pleads Not Guilty!,
CHICAGO, Jsn. 8. Miss Jessie Eliza
beth Cope of I.os Angeles, accuser under
rfie Mann act of Colonel Charles Alexsn
der of Providence. R. I. pleaded not
guilty today when arraigned In the fed
eral court, charged with attempting to
bribe federal officials to aid her In, ob
taining $60,000 from Colonel Alexander by
threatening him with prosecution. Janu
ary M was tha date set for the opening
of the trial. . .
SESSION 'WITH ROW
OYER 'DOC; TANNER
Senators Turn Down Caucus Agree
ment and Install E. W. Miller of
Omaha for Engrossing:
i UPPER HOUSE STANDS FOR PELF
Balks at Economy Plan for Limiting:
Number of Employes, as Pro
posed by the House.
LOWER CHAMBER RUNS SMOOTH
(From a Staff Correspondent.)'
LINCOLN. Jan. S.-lSpeolaD-Openlng
' with a row over the appointment of a
! senate employe, the Thirty-fourth session
(of the Nobraska legislature, manned and
! nfrirrred by democracy, got under way at
' nom toilny.
! GcurEf W. Jackson k of Nuckolls was
! du'v pIpi ted speaker of the house, Phil
! Kohl of Wayne was riven the office oft
' president pro teni of the senate and the
full ioli-r of employes In each house ns
wlocted by the caucuses last night was
csrecd to with one exception.
"Doc" J. M. Tanner of Douglas was
turne.1 down in the tirpcr chamber for
the Job Of clerk of the engrossing and en
rolling committee. In hla place by a
vote of 17 to 15 was placed E. W. Miller
Tanner went to Lincoln plumed by the
Pouglas Cohorts for secretary of the
senate, but reylsivl his aspirations and
consented to accept clerk of the commit
tee that prepares all the bills for signa
ture. Senator Qulnby of Pouglas In open
sosslon propose V the name of Miller and
after a fierce row Miller went In. All
of which Indicates a lovely split In Dougi
las democratic ranks and forecasts a
session full of spice.
Qalaby Starts Mis.
After the usual formalities Incident to
le opening of the senate had passod
Inby of. Douglas objected -ttrthe "con-
! flrmatlon" of "Doc" Tanner as clerk or
''the engrossing committee. This brought
Howell of the same delegation to his feet
with a protest against anything which
woul 1 Interfere- with an agreement
reached In tho democratic caucus last
night, the agreement being that the Doug
las delegation should be given the as
sistant aargeant-at-arms and the clerk
ship of tho engrossing committee, while
on the basis of fifty employes the Doug'
las delegation was to get all of the reft
of the appointments after the other mem
bers of the majority had been allotted
two each. This would clean up thirty-
eight positions for the rest of the demo
cratic members and would give the
Douglas delegation an even dosen addi
Dodge t iters Caatlox
. Dodge of Douglas. ''disliked, to mis in
IWIHiTlllbTf"" which , the majority
)of a ie(ll,,on w,a pued off and he recited
; i.,rid(.nti i. n..t .Wl.l.ture. wh.ra tha
work of a sesion had been nullified be-
j (Continued on Page Two, Column Five.)
Captain of American
Cotton Ship Slides
Past German Mines
BREMEN, Jan. I. (Via The Hague
and London) Owing to the daring of an
American skipper ,the steamer Blmonte,
which sailed from Galveston, Tex., De
cember 3 and New Yortc December lL
arrived at Bremen on January 1. The
Elmonte brought more than 6,000 bales of
cotton, the first to reach this port during
the war, It was the first American mer
chantman to visit Bremen In forty years.
Captain Edward T. Pinch in of tha El
monte, after the voyage across the At-
I . t . 1, UaltlA - TXul -
inuin , uim VII .11 man jinn. . . v. 1 ..
j England - now does not clsss eottoft aa
contraband, but fearing that tha pilot
(would be Interned if he entered
(German waters, the captain dropped him
I st the Hook of Holland. At tha Hook,
'Dutch pilots refused to assist the A merl
can skipper, saying that It was impos
sible on account of, mines to maks the
i Captain Plncliln wag. determined to go
cn, saying that he would take his ship
ta its destination or know the reason
why. Accordingly, he proceeded without
a pilot, picking his own course without
mine charts of other aid. He made his
way to Bremen, greatly to the amaze
ment of the Germans, who were much
interested In his adventure.
Captain Plnchin says the trip Is com
paratively easy, provided a skipper uses
common sense. The Elmonte Is to return
to America shortly with 1.600 tons of
VERA CRt'Z, Mexico, Jsn. General
Obregon .reported to Carransa headquar
ters today that he had captured the city
of Puebla. capita of the state of that
name, at 11 JO a. m. today. All Vera
Crus is celebrating
The National Capital
Taeadar, Jaaaary B, 1I8.
-Met at noon.
ena,wr 1-odse submitted amendment to
he alilp purchase bill to exclude ships of
h.riJTTOr Works spoke on public health.
Philippine rommtue continued hear
ings on Independence bill.
The II ease.
Met al noon.
Indiaii4 appropriation bll was -considered.
Foreign affairs committee resumed
hearings on prH"sal to prohibit exports
of war muniiluna.
Governor Uoethala of Panamw canal
z.ne explained fortlf Icat Inn and other
estimate to the appropriations commit-
Kaiser Docs Not Expect United
States to Prohibit Export of Arms
WASHINGTON. Jan. i. - Chairman
Flood of the house foreign affajis com
mittee today told proponents of legis
lation to prohibit eiports of war ml-trt-tal
that the OVrraan government,
through the Berlin Foreign office, had
made It plain tha it did not expect the
Viilted States to stop such erports.
Chairman Hood mado hla statement to
Representative Uartholdt. who, at a pub
lic hearing today. Was making a gen
eral argument for his resolution to stop
"Suppose," he asked Bartholdt, "that
you understood that the German govern
m "lit. through the German Foreign of
fice, had said that It did not expect
this government to pass this legisla
tion, would you support It?"
Representative Bartholdt asserted that
lie knew nothing of the attitude of the
German government and that he and
his associates opposed the exportation
of arma on the grounds of "International
BRITAIN TO INSIST
ON RIGHTOP SEARCH
England Will Not Waive Privilege
Nor by Accepting Certifying of
Cargoes by U. S.
NOT AN ABSOLUTE GUARANTY
LONDON. Jan. S Although the for
eign office regards with high favor the
American government's plan of certify
ing cargoes loaded under the direction of
officials of the Treasury department and
destined for European ports, It was saM
today that England cannot accept such
certification as an absolute guaranty of
the nature of the cargo In case any
cause for suspicion srlsrs after a vessel
In other words the right of search
cannot be waived, because of the possi
bility of shifting cargoes at sea and of
the impossibility of having the Treasury
officer who Issues the certificate accom
pany the khlp to its destination- to guard
against smugglers who msy carry copper
or other contraband on small ships to be
transferred at sea.
lavltatloa to inacalrra.
Tha waiving of the right to search
Irshlps bearing contraband cargoes. In the
pinion of several prominent British offi
cials, woma De an invitation ior smug
glers to ply their trade, whereas the re
tention of the right would tend to pre
This position la precisely the same aa
that taken by the foreign office con
cerning the' certification of manifests of
American cargoes by British consuls at
American .ports. ... .. ' .
The government is oonstantly In com
munication with ' representativesr - of
Sweden; Norway. Denmark and Holland.
It la reported that all of these natlo-a
are taking steps to revise their lists of
prohibited exports so that they will cor
respond with the British contraband list,
thus making possible a resumption of
shipping to neutral European countries
from America without delays or the dan
ger of selsure.
A decidedly favorable Impression has
been produced here by the American
certification plan. British officials re
gard It as a further' manifestation of the
desire of the American government to
hasten a satisfactory settlement of the
differences concerning the delay and
selsure of Americsn cargoes.
Danbury Hat Case
by Supreme Court
WASHINGTON. Jan. S.-The supreme
court today affirmed the 112,000 judg
ment awarded by the New York federal
courts to D, K. Loewe V Co., Danbury
(Conn.) hatters, against some INS mem
bers of the United Hatters' union under
the 8 hor roan anti-trust law at damages
resulting from a boycott.
During a strike at the Loewe hat fac
tory In 1S02 the United Hatters of North
America were charged with having boy
cotted the Loewe hats. The manufactur
ers alleged that large losses resulted.
The hat company began suit in 1903
against 18 members of the union. Judg
ment for 2Ti2,130 was awarded to the
company and affirmed by the circuit
court of appeals.
Justice Holmes announced the court's
unanimous decision. He held that the
defendants, as members of the labor
union, were liable under the Hhertnan
antl-truet law for the acts of the offi
cials of the union.
"If taxes the credulity of a person to
think that the members did not know the
object of the boycott and of the 'we
don't patronize list, " added Justice
The suit has attracted wide attention.
It was In this case that the supreme
court decided labor unions were subject
to the Hhermsn anti-trust law.
Kaiser Orders So
Called Army Bread
Served to Himself
RERUN, Jan: (.-(Via The Hague and
I-ondon.) Kinperor William has given
orders that the so-called wsr bread be
served to himself and the members of his
This bread, styled also "K" bread, con
sists ot SB per cent, of rye flour and 15
per cent of potato flakes. It is being
consumed In accordance with a war-time
proclamation with the Idea of, making
the supply of foodstuff In the empire last
longer. Up to the present time It hss
not been bought readily by the general
public. It is hoped, however, that the
decision of tha emperor to eat this bresd
himself will Influence the people to fol
low his example.
The newspapers ere giving much at
tention to the course of his majesty la
Chairman Flood repeated the statement
in his question, and added:
"The State department." said Chair
man Flood to Representative Bartholdt.
"has Investigated your charge that dum
dum bullets were being shipped from
this country to the- allies. They hsve
found that not more than "00 of these
bullets have left the country an 1 that
none of them would fit modern mili
tary service rifles."
"The shipment of war suppllea to bel
ligerent nations," said Chairman Flood,
"has been recognized for 100 years as
a right of our citlsens by the law of
nations. When this war heran thit right
was recognised. Kn(land, through its
foresight - and the expenditure of Its
treasure, had gained control of the seas.
It would be to It.i dlsadvantagn to
change this situation now. WoiNd It
not be an unneutral ectT"
Representative Bartholdt said that
only "equality toward all" could morally
Justify the exercise of the right to ship
srms to belligerents.
N The Day's
The German defenders of Al
sace are still losing ground be
fore the French advance. To
day's official statements ' from
Berlin, aa well aa Paris, apeak of
fighting to the east of Stelnbach.
showing that the French have
pushed beyond "this recently cap
Few further particulars were
j received concerning the eastern
campaign. The, Berlin War office
states that the advance east ot
Bollmow, tn the direction ot War
saw, la being continued, although
Petrograd claims that the der
.tnana, after rapturing Russian po
sitions at Bollmow, were com
pel led to abandon them.
The plan for certification of
American cargoes" before they
leave American porta, decided
upon in Washington yesterday,
has been communicated' to the
British government. '
Further Russian successes in
operation! against the Austrian
are described in unofficial dis
patches from Petrograd. Accord
ing to these advices, tha Russian
troops, which' were said several
days ago to have penetrate4th
passes of the Carpathian moun
tains and begun an Invasion ot
Hungary. Tho latest official an
nouncement from ' Vienna asserts
that the Austrian forces la Oa
llcia have captured 'strong posi
tions and are 'preparing for fur
Although it is admitted in Petro
grad that the Germans occupied
Russian positions at Bollmow on
the "battle front before Warsaw,
the Russian war office atatoa that
the invaders were driven back
again,' abandoning , six machine
Except for the advance of the
French into Alsace, there is little
activity In the west. , Both sldea
apparently are content for the
present to hold their Intrenched
positions, leaving the fighting
largely to artillery.
ROSS WIN DECISIYE
YICTORY OYER TURKS
Entire Ninth Army Corps of Porte
Taken by Muscovite Forces,
Says Official Report.
PROPHET'S SONS IN FLIGHT
PETROGRAD, Jan. t.-It Is officially
announced that the Russian troops have
gained a decisive victory at Bar! Kamyah.
The entire Ninth army corps ot the Turks
The following report received from the
Ruaslsn headquarters in the Caucasus
was made publio tonlghti
"Last night our troops won a complete
victory over the -Turks' at Bart Kamysh.
We have beaten two Turkish army corps
and made the entire Ninth Turkish army
corps. Including its commander and three
division commanders, prisoners.
"Small bodies of Turkash troops Which
succeeded in escsplng were rigorously
pursued and destroyed. -
"We continue pursuit of the other parts
of tha Turkish forces, which are in full
Three American Ships
Are Damaged at Sea
LON&ON. Jan. 5. Accidents to three I
steamers engaged In the American trade
were reported today. The British steamer
Welsh Prince, from LaPalllce for New
Tork, reported by wireless to St. Mich-
aels that its machinery had been dam
aged. Khe Is able to make headway,
however, and Is expected at St Michaels
The steamer Dwinsk of ths Russian
American line, from New York, Decem
ber M, for Archangel, atruck the rocks
off ttie Firth of Clyde snd wss dam
aged. It put In at Glasgow for repairs.
The British steamer Jereeymoor, from
Manchester for New Orleans, arrived at
KerraJ, Spain,- with Its machinery dun
aged. - Knsaara ia Target Practice.
NEW TORk. Jan. 6-The eriwedUh
steamer Bur which arrived today from
London, reMrtd thiit it aaw a BrttWli
'-miser onKaaci In target practice this
liioriilng twenty miles aouthcast of Am
THIRTY MILES OF
THE RIVER RHINE
Advance of the Allies Army Into the
Upper Alsace is Most Significant
. Feature of War Situation
in the West
BUT LITTLE SHIFT IN POLAND
Germans Continue to Deliver Furi
ous and Intermittent Attacks on
MORE FIGHTING IN CAUSASUS
LONDON, Jan. &. The right wlni;
of the French army ia today less
than thirty milee from the Uhlna
L nl 41 , V. , 1 .1 ..Ml-
llici, I1UIUIIIB Ills AISHUBU village UL I
Stelnbach, and the heights to the
southeast of the village, after one
of the most stubborn localized tights ,
of the war. At no other point of
the western front has there been any'
i noteworthy change; the nows, con
sequently, dwells chiefly today on
the bad weather conditions.
In Poland there has been little
shtft in the relative positions of the
Invading and defending armies. The
Germans continue to deliver their
furious and Intermittent attacks on
the Bsura-Rawka line. To tho south
the Russians have swept forward to
Sussawa, near the Roumanian fron
tier. In the Caucasus the Turkish
Invaders and the Russians are ap
parently still fighting out their bat
tle in the region of Earl Kamysh,
both sides claiming a victory.
Advance la Vpper Alsace.
.The French progress In upper Alsace Is
probably the moat significant news froin ,
the western front In a number of weeks,
and by soms observers It is taken to In
dicate further attempts on the part ot
the allies to break through in this region,
maintaining meanwhile a base on Bel
tort. For the moment the swampy condition
of the ground In west Flsnders precludes
a general advance movement In this
locality. Furthermore, General Joffres
feeling tactics at other points have re
sulted In no gains, and It eonsequently
would not be a surprise If the heaviest
fighting during the next fortnight cen
tered on the eastern slopes' of the Vosges '
mountains. It la down these hills that
the French Alpine ohaaseurs, backed by ' '
tha famous seventy-flve-milllmeter guns,
swept to victory yesterday in Stelnbach
after some of the most sanguinary fight-
Ing ot the Campaign. Only a little further
advance to 'the' southeast, British com
mentators point out today, will give the
allies possession of the village of Cernay.
They now hold the heights to the west
of this town and Its fall would throw
open tho way to Muelhausen.
Whether tho Turka are exaggerating
their successes or not, they are doing
some hard fighting In the '.Caty4 ,
Judging from the dispatches V n V ' ,
London. Even telegrams from Pe 'V'.
admit that thla situation is becomiii. . N '
of first Importance. There Is no sign a..;. L
yet, however, of Russia's moving troops
from Us western to Its southern frontier.
Italy Has Nearly J
One Million Men
- . Now Under Arms
ROME (via Paris), Jan. I.-The death'
oil the French battlefield ot Lieutenant
Pruno Garibaldi has caused a revival or
public sentiment throughout Italy In fa
vor of war, this feeling being augmented
by the belief that the Italian mlll'arv
preparations new have been perfected.
About 1,000.009 men will be under arms
witnin the present month and another
1,000,000 men are being formed into a re-
serve ready to be called out at a mo
All the Italian artillery regiment huve
been provided with new cannon, which
ara considered by Italian military ex-'
perts to be superior to the guns of Aus
tria-Hungary ami Germany.
Special secret committees are being
formed for the enlistment cf volunteers.
It la said to be the Intention to form a
body about 6,000 mart strong. The force
to be commanded by Captain Rlcclot'.i
Garibaldi, who will have his sons as
That expresses the cases oi
hundreds of men of middle age
with families, wearing to n
frazzle their nerves and energy
in a city job for which they are
wholly unfit. ,
Many such men would
make successful fanners. ,
Farming as a business now
occupies an important
place in big affairs.
Farms can be purchased rea
sonably. Take an inventory of
your possessions and find oul ;
how far you can go. Then read .
the Farm Land columns of The
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