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VOE. XLIV-NO. 176.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 0,
Oa TraJa and at
Xotl Maw Steads, So
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
NEW OFFICE FORCES
TAKE CHARGE OF THE
Incoming State Officers in the Main
Appoint Outsiders to Handle
Affairs of Nebraska.
ACKERMAN LABOR COMMISSIONE
Hotel Commissioner Will Combine
His Duties with Those that Are
Part of His Position
THOMAS' FOIICE NOT YET FILLED
(From a Staff Correspondent.)'
LINCOLN. Jan. 8. (Special.) Visitor
t the rtate house this morning: found
many now face In the different offices
In view of the changes made by the new
While It la expected that there may be
a consolidation of some departments be
fore long, the promotion of Charles "W.
Pool, who has been labor commissioner
for the last two years, to the office of
secretary of state has been the means for
a tlsne at least of consolidating the labor
bureau and the hotel commissioner's de
ArLrrma Hu I.atwr Job.
These two departments have been placed
In charge of Colonel Philip Ackerman,
tiotel commissioner, until such time as
omethlrg else may be done. Colonel
Ackerman is a union labor man, having
been a member of the leather workers'
union in Kansas City before coming- to
.Lincoln. When he waa promoted by his
company to a road Job, under the law
of the union he was given an honorable
Uncharge by letter, which he now carries
' evidence that he wa in good standing.
In- the governor's office there Is only
one new face. E. P. Mumford of Beatrice
succeeds A. M. Morrissey as private sec
retary. the Jatter going to the attorney
general's office as deputy.
In the office of Secretary of State Pool
the new people are Hugh L. Cooper of
Tecumseh. deputy; Kenneth A. McRay,
Grand Island; bookkeeper; Max Kattel
man. Omaha, corporation clerk; B. R.
n.v. VaJnamlso. recorder; Miss Cecil
Snapp. clerk, and Miss Etta Saffer, ste
Auditor Smith's Staff.
In the auditor's office Auditor William
tr tmiih v,. tar hla new assistants: W.
B. Eastham. Broken Bow, deputy; C. Q
n wanoe. Lincoln, state accountant; J
j Mahoner. Omaha, and F. A. Btech.
-n.vit city, examiners; George W. Ells
worth, Fullerton, bond clerk; L. A. Willis,
Hastings, bookkeeper, raui v. jio
bookkeeper. Will be retained.
In the treasurer's office Btate Treasurer
George E. all haa made but two appoint-
. t.irh may be considered per
manent Theee are William H. Murray of
FraJUtn as deputy and Miss. May Hol
formerly stenographer in the office
f Secretary of State Walt, a tenogra
,PIrf the land commissioner's office there
. ,.no in the head of that depart
ment, but on account' of the resignation
Tr-rf v.irfleld.' who has gone to. tna
court house a one of the deputy record
ers Land Commissioner oeci..
appointed Karl Bchmitt of Lincoln to the
vacanoy as chief cwa.
Dr. TkoM' Stat.
Btate Superintendent "A." O. om"
koea into the superintendent' office with
nearly a new force, as tar as the most
Important places are concerned. This
mornlnsr Mr. Thomas was confronted
with the proposition of finding someone
lrn-,,.A on Pi He Two. Column Two.)
Quarter Million Men
in Death Struggle
. ' in Lower Alsace
GENEVA. Jan. S.-(Via Far!a.)-The
fighting ia lower Alsace is dally growing
In Intensity around ptelnbach. Cernay
and Thann. Village's, houses and trenohe
are taken and retaken at the point of the
bayonet and the casualties on both sides
have been extremely heavy.
It Is stated that about 150.000 In all are
engaged, and that both sides are using
heavy guns. The Germans .are con
tinuously hurrying reinforcements from
the Rhine forts. '
Forecast till 1 P. m. Saturday.
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair with rising temperature.
....t.re at Omaha Yesterday.
h a. m..
7 a. m..
8 a. m..
10 a. m..
11 a. m..
1 p. m..
I d. m..
5 p. m..
4 p. in..
6 p. m..
$ p. m..
7 p. m..
5 p. m..
rooiparatlve Iocal Record.
Highest yeaterday 14
Lowest yesterday W '&l -r3
..Mean temperature !
if recto! taUon T .W 00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal: . .
.Normal temperature II
Kxcess for the day 1
Toti excess lnre March 1 60S
Normal precipitation 02 inch
lcf.".'iney for the day u2 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1..K M Inches
Jx-fiuiency since March I J. 39 Inches
Jeficlency for cor. pnrtud, W13. 5.16 inches
(Deficiency for cor. period. 1912. 1.82 inchos
Resorts freas 9tatlaa at T P. M.
latton and Ktate Tfmp, High- Kain-
ot weaxner. v- m. i. i an.
r'heyenne. clear 40
Divtnuorl. clear ........ 20
I! tea Moines, clear...
.North 1'lalte. clear..
i tinaha. cloudy t
i'u. tk. clear
kai Id lty. "'
fanta Fe. cloudy -2
Moiix tty. clear K 28
VHlentlne. clear 82 40
X inillt'Htrs tracs of precipitation.
induates t-tow ero.
U. A. WiiU-yi, Local Forecaster.
UNIQUE PICTURE OF KING ALBERT The Belgian
King visiting with the soldiers in the trenches.
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:. V A -i. tt I i
COMMISSION 0. k:s '
Commendation of City Fathers Given
Bill Which Goes at Once to
the Legislature. '
NEW ACT TO AID SECURITIES
The city commission has put its seal of
approval and commendation on the full
valuation tax bill drawn by City Attorney
Rine to be sunt at once to the legislature.
The bill take the form of an entirely
new measure instead eC purely a amend
atory act for prudential reasons.- This
was dene on the advice of John P; Breen,
who assisted as an expert In shaping the
biU. His Idea was to avojd It possible
any haiard.of unconstitutionality in the
new actrhould It.run the gamut of the
legislature. And he believes that has
been done. . . .
Under the present law Nebraska prop
erty Is assced on a one-fifth valuation
basis, but there are many specific mill
levies, such as the one provided in the
Sheldon Ian- for the university. It was
necessary to go through the old law and
comprehend all these in the new bill,
making all these rates conform to the
principle of the full valuation basis.
The chief purpogf of changing from the
one-fifth to the full' valuation plan Is to
remove sources of trouble in the disposi
tion of Omaha and Nebraska securities
abroad. Tho legal department has nu
merous letters from bond buyers bearing
on this point. In fact. "Knocker" Venner
makes a good deal of it In his suit against
"States that have the full valuation
basis and know nothing about this one
fifth basis," says Mr. Breen, "don't take
kindly to our way of doing. Tour bond
buyer or your Investor Jn- tangible prop
erty asks what is your rate of taxation.
You tell him, and, owing to this one-fifth,
basis, if strikes 'him; as exorbitant, of
course. He begins to tell . you' that 'that
Is enormous .as cbmpared . with other'
western 'cities. Then you are up against,
the delicate and. difficult task, of -ex-,
plaining .that .this - one-fifth proposition
works out '.all right; -that it is. really not
what it 'seems. But "he wants to .''know
why you don't, say what you -mean, and
there is a' situation that causes lots of
i trouble.', ' ' '
Treasurer L re, anotner trx expert, ana
the County. Treasurer's sQclattqn.are
strong for. the new measure and .the
special 4ax commission is also.' but It has
! pointed out the necessity of very cautious
action lest, as Bears, expressed, It. to .the,
Commercial club, the whole fiscal affairs
of the stats be upset by plunging .the,
matter into the courts for determination
of tho vnlidity of tho new scheme. Mr.T
Breen apprehends no such- danger. There
Is some up-state sentiment In favor of it
and a kfrong effort will be made to
secure the bill's paasage at Lincoln. .
Palestine Refugees .
ROilV.. Jan. S. Pope Benedict - yester
day received over 800 religious men and
women, Franciscans, Benedictines, .Dot
ntlnicans, Iatiionlsts. Christian brothers
and member1 of other orders, who have
been expelled from Syria and Patent I ne.
They recounted to his hAlness the de
tails of their experiences, but told him
there had been no loss of life.
Tbe Turks, while they respected the
lives of the holy men,4cciiple4 all the
convents, monastarys and schools held
by .the religions orders and transformed
them into barracks. They gave time,
bo-vever, to pile the furniture into the
churchy and permitted the locking up
of places which could not he emptied.
like libraries, which were sealed In the
presence of those Interested.
The KiiKlliih and Russian communities,
according to the expalkd churchmen,
were treated In the same way. The Italian
ad Epanikii conattls did all in their
power tu amlt the members of the re
: HIGH MARK HERE
, ' 1 1
One Car ii Sold at the Prioe-ta
Which Patton Forced It During
His Corner Six Years Ago.
ALL GRAINS ARE MOVING UP
On private ' telegraph advlcee to local
dealers that In New York foreign buyers
had bid .wheat up 4 cents and were tak
ing everything in sight, the prices on the,
Omaha Grain exchange . shot up1 like a
oolfe, advanolnff SH to 4 eerrts within
the first hour. The advance ' wa hatd
until near the end of the session, .when
prices sagged off nearly a cent, though
closing better -than t cents above the
close of Thursday. -
Tlie market was active enough to rutt
the dealers, nearly all' of whom were on
the bull side, though during the session
a-number of them let loose of long lines
that they had bought when wheat waa
selling around 11 to 11 10.
, The Omaha hard wheat prices touched
the record, and predictions were freely
made that a new high mark will be set
Saturday, the Indication at the . close
pointing to another bulge, '
July i:, WO, when Patten in Chicago
was seeking to corner all of the wheat In
the, United States, the prices on the
Omaha exchange touched SI. 2, and one
carload was sold at this price. Tbe same
price was bid and one car sold at this
figure yesterday. v
Dnrnm 1'p Tnt Ceata.
Durum wheat continued its sensational
advance that has been apparent for the
last thirty days and Instead ot gaining
the customary 1 cent per bushel, Jumped
2 .cents, two cars .being sold at $1.46 per
bushel, the , top prioe-ever paid on any
market west of Chicago. ' This grain 'la
said to have come from Frontier county,
this state. ...... j
While wheat was making its sensational
advance, corn,, usually . looked upon as
more stable 'and conservative,' was seek
ing to Climb' up to ts high record 'of .80
cent per hushe). made July. 15, IMS.' It
fell 'short.' however, 'and. onr'got up the
line as far ss 68H cents per bushel, .with
the bulk' ot the sales 1 to 1H cents under
this price. On the whole, -the gain, for the
day was l'to'lS cents per 'bushel." " '
- Oats caught ,the spirit ot progress and
instead of lagging along behind the. other
grains, climbed I' to S cents per bushel,
closlngwith49 th16wahd- UH' centa
the high price.-Oats, are considerably be-
low the. .record. price.. of 57.14ceptsA per
bushel, that having been paid for on car
June 4, 19W. .. ..
Omaha receipts were fairly heavy, there
being 35 Cars of wheat. 213 of corn and '31
of , oats on :sale.' In receipts Chicago waa
the' only one: of the markets .that cajne
anywhere near reaching those of Omaha.
4 ; -'r
Ultimatum Sent to t
Turkey by. Persia
- - 1 " 7 -'''
ROME, ' Italy, Jan. S.-The Glomal
d',' Italia . haa . fHibllshed , an Interview
with th 'Persian 'minister '.to': Rome, In
tlie course of which the "diplomat said
Persia .desired to remain neutral through
out . the .war! . but. that Its 'territory was
being Invaded by 'Kurds 'and Turks.
rerelathid sent an'ultima'tura to Con
stantinople, .the minister said, the result
of which 'wa unknown a yet. Th tele
graph is 'Interrupted, and 'it take seven
weeks for a letter to travel from Teheran
to rome. . -
AMERICAN MONEY ABOVE
PAR IN SWITZERLAND
BERNE. Switzerland (via Paris), Jan.
8. Th American dollar la now worth S
franc 28 centimes f 1.06) at Bern. This
represents a remarkable rise sine tn
opening of the war, when checks on
America yielded only S franc 60 cen
times (70 cents). The rise ta exchange
U due to heavy buying of grain in the
lntted States for Kwlueiland.
WILSON HINTS HAY
RUN; ADVISES KEEP
President in Indianapolis Says
People Had Better Worry About
Own Affairs More and
DEFENDS PARTY AND POLICIES
ief Executive, in Jackson Day Ad- i
dress, Says Democrats Most
INDtANAPOMS. lnd.. Jan. S.-Presl-dent
Wilson tofley defended the policies
of his administration before a large
crowd of people which filled Tomlnson hail
here. He was Introduced by (Jovernor
Ralston of Indiana and the president's
address waa preceded by the singing of
"We Tke Our lists Off to Ton, Mr.
Wilson." by an actress.
Th president began hU speech by de
claring that he believed the people of
h mimm shnnln .keen their mtn cn
their own affairs father than too much!
The president said he admired Andrew
Jackson for his fighting abilities. Ife
said th trouble with the republican parly
waa tht It "has not hsd a new idea for
From the OraaeMather.
"Kvery time the country really wants
something done," he continued. "It re
turns the democratic, party to power.
Most of the advice taken by the repub
lican party comes from th grandfathers.
"I am tired of staying In.Washlngton
saying sweet things. I am glad to br
out among you where I csn say what I
"This country Is now guided by. the
Independent voter. ' There are few reg
ulars of either party left. Only about
one-third of th republican i party Is
progressive . and about two-thirds of
th democratic party Is progressive.
Therefore the democratic party Is more
progressive than th republican party."
The president called himself an "en
mated conservative." He, declared, amidst
applause that the democratic party was
carrying out the progressive aspirations
of th nation. Praising the federal re
serve act he said that this was the first
tlm In year. when January 1 ha not
brought financial stringency to business
Party Still ea Trial.
'Th democratic party Is still on trial,"
he continued. ''W have not finished our
work. We are going ahead. If any man
or set of men should try to break up tho
solidity of. the democratic party'they
wou'd . gain an unenviable position ' for
themselves. This party must and will
Stand together." '-a
. BpeeJctng of Senator kern and Rhtvely
of Indiana, the praaiaent, said h did not
hav : to. it - awake night 'thinking of
what, they wouW do. ' - " ' ''; ' " ..
"U a mail won't play flit a team he
must get eft th team," he went on,
referring to members of his Party who
do hot work-tqgether. H spoke of him
self , as . the ''captain of . th democratlo
team for the present."
' The president attacked; th republican
senator opposing th government ship
purchase bill,' whom he characterized as
"aelf-etyled friend of business." ITe said
Ui credential of these men as "friend
of business" wlll.be harmed If they de
feat th bill..' , ... , 4
would rather pray for, such man
than abuse them." he went on. He de
clared the democratic party know how
to serve business and Is steadily proving
th ' fact Th country need, the ship
purchase , bUl and will have K, .he, de
Call Repabllcaaa Ohatraetloalsta.
"Tbe republican do not know how to
o anything but sit on th lid," he con
tinued. ' " " ' . .
Th administration conservation bill
were spoksn of by Mr. Wilson ea neces
sary, for th welfare of the country. The
establishment' ot a great federal employ
ment agency waa suggested In the roups
or mi address. He told of efforts of
the Department Of Labor to "get Jobs and
The president outlined th slowness and
cost of court procedure In the nation at
present. He said our courts are "decades
behind the courts of other ' countries."
nod that this should fee rectified.
. . Hlata at teeeaa Tern.
That the democrats would have had a
majority of about eighty In the electoral
college, had a president been elected in
November, was asserted by Mr. Wilson.
He said that h had carefully (one over
I don't want to serve any oartv anv
longer . than . It . serve th need of
(Continued on Psge Five, Column Flv.
Presleeat Wtlsea'a Speech a
; Pal Will Be Posad le pae S
The National Capital
Prlaay, Jaaearr S, IMS.
i Met at noon.'
Hearings before committees were re
sumed on the Philippine and mineral
land leaalng bills.
Senator Cummins introduced a resolu
tion calling for information ot what the
UnHed.' rJtatea Intends to do ' with, the
custom and other taxes collected at
Senator Kletcher introduced a new rural
credit bill to put such a system under
the federal reserve board. ,
Benator Walsh's resolution calling for
diplomatic correspoadence on detention
of American copper shipment was
Continued ' consideration of District o4
Columbia appropriation bill.
Adopted resolutions of sorrow at th
death of Mr. Thomas K. Martin, wif of
th senior senator from Vlrgt.iia.
Adjourned at t:40 p. m. to nooa Satur
. The Heaae.
Met at 11 a. m
Resolutions were adopted acknowledg
ing Louisiana's invitation to the celebra
tion of th battle of New Orleans and
Representative U'Jpre spoke on the event.
I bale on th Indian bill waa resumed.
A session we ordered for tonight to
take uu pension bills.
A bill for six new revenue cutters was
reported favorably from th commerce
Representative Willis, governor-elect of
Ohio, resigned and made a fare
r'.'sed at 'f:10 V in, to I p. m.
French .Troops on Shis Charge Down
Mountain Side and Dislodge Teutons
fT. 1IK. IVpsriment of Vosses, France,
Jan. .(Vln Pari. Jan. .) A brilliant
exploit Yy French Alpine trivps who
chanred on skis down the snow-vovered
mountain slopes at Henhorome, a post on
the Alsatian frontier, forced the tJenrians
lo retire en Orhey, five miles down tiio
vatlry of the Itlver Wetus toward Colnmr.
The Germans held the railroad from Pt.
Marie lo St. Croix, menacing St. Pic,
,,wr' ,h Frenrh heavy arlillery open-.
flr, on j,nu,y s Thlt 1M th, an,
to expect an attack from that direction.
h time thp Aipme troops, lead-
' r n j iui inn r irui n fm-
vanred cn the German customs house at
Diedolshausen. near Ilonhomme.
A strorr Oerman detachment n-lth quirk
flrers held the route, hut ttie winding na
ture of the road pr vented the Orrimn
from firing more than 700 yards along ll.
MADE M BRITONS
Preliminary Reply to Note of Pro
test Regarding" Shipping- Given
to Ambassador Page.
LEGAL ISSUE WILL COME LATER
WASHINGTON, ' Jan. S-Secretary
Bryan late today announced to receipt of
th note from Great Drltaln replying to
th American communication, of Decem
ber K, respecting American commerce.
The note which Is of about the same
lenttth as the American communication
will be made publlo on Sunday afternoon
by mutual agreement between the State
department and the Brltlnh foreign office.
LONDON. Jan. 8 Ambassador Pag
tcday received from the British govern
ment the preliminary reply to the Amer
ican note protesting against British In
terference with American shipping. He
forwarded ' It Immediately to Washing
ton, Th time of delivery of the more defi
nite supplementary reply which the Brit
ish government I to make is uncertain.
It probably will be within two weeks.
Further negotiations . between the two
governments concerning specific rases of
detention of American vessels will pre
cede the preparation of the final British
flat Completely Respoaslve. (
WASHINGTON.. Jan. 8.-U had been
understood her that the British govern
ment's preliminary reply to the American
note on Interference with shipping would
not be completely responsive because th
legl propositions advanced by the t'nlted
Btfetea and once partly accepted have
been since held not generally binding on
all maritime powers. Btate department
official ' axpect a separation of these
legal question from th general repre
sentation for treatment in th subse
quent not that ' I to oom , la a fort
night. '4 -
At noon th British reply kad not been
received, but official expected that with
prompt transmission It would be uncoded
and be for them by night.
. Conversations between Sir Cecil etpritic
Rice,' the British ambassador; Secretary
Bryan and Counsellor Lansing have, led
State department officials to believe )he
British government would recognize the
emergency which existed as Indicated tn
th American note.
The legal questions which have aroused
controversy and which the State depart
ment officials say will be treated later,
apply particularly to th assertion nf the
right to ship cargoes of food and other
contraband of a conditional character,
as well as to such absolute contraband
a copper, where shipped to neutral coun
tries through . which it might reach a
Drops to His Death
From Handrails of
Union Pacific Train
; After clinging to the handrails outside
the vestibule of th Pacific Limited, on
th Union' Pacific, W. C. Blackburn,
veteran Pullman porter, ' was forced by
the numblpg cold to let go and as a re-
!ult fell to hi death. The accident took
place near Richland, Neb.
Blackburn miscalculated th atop of his
! train at Columbus and was barely able
to swing onto the closed vestibule, where
he clung as long a he could endure the
intense cold occasioned by the speed of
the train. . The porter was mlssod Jus
before- th train pulled Into Omaha, and
a search of the right-of-way revested
the body of th man about six miles
fiom 'Columbus. Blackburn lived In Clit
cagoxand was 40 years of age.
All Italians in
Liable for Service
OEMEVA. Jan. S.-Vla Paria.)-AIl
Italians liable to military service In
Geneva, numbering several thousands,
hav received notification from the con
urate' to present themselves for medical
xamlnation. It U stated that similar
measures will be shortly taken In other
town of Switzerland. Of the HOO.OmO Ital
ian residents of 9wltserland, It is esti
mated that' 80,009 ar liable for military
At C'hiasso,. Copio and other point on
the frontier, no Italian between the age
of IS and 40 hav been permitted to rroa
for th last week, while the export of
foodstuffs is 'limited strictly to Bwltser
land. PROMINENT BLACK HILLS
LAWYER DIES SUDDENLY
BTUROIS. 8. D , Jan. S.-(8peclal Tele,
gram.) Wesley A. Htuart, one of the
leading lawyer of this city, died last
night at home of pneumonia, aged M
Deceased ws wall known to th law fra-
ternlty in tne piaca runs ana state. u-
neral probably will b Sunday.
The Kretlch advanced . to within this
distance of the dolmans, while the Al
pine trnnp began to climb the heights to I
attack the Germans on their flank.
Progress waa alow, and the dark form
of the soldiers, outlined aatrt the snow,
made excellent marks for the tlerman
sharp shooters. Mnny of tho men rolleJ
ilownth steep slopes, leaving crimson
stains behind. The survivors pushed to
ward until they gained the shelter of the
plnrs at the summit.
Then began an exciting charse on :lin I
Oermans at IHednlshausen. The Alpine !
soldiers, on their skis, slid down the I
mountslnsltle at a illr.ay speed, while tV
Infantry in the road below opened fire
on the Oerman.
Caught between two fires, the Herman
gave way, fighting obstinately along tlv
five miles of their retrcst.
Capture of another town In
Alsace to the south of Sennhelm,
la reported by the French war of
fice In Ha statement of today. The
German communication neither
affirms nor denies the report, say
ing merely that fighting Is still In
progress for possession of the
town. . It In slated, however, that
repeated French attacks In Alsace
broke down under the German ar
Constantinople, regarded by the
allies as one of the greatest prir.es
of the war, should they win and
Turkey be forced to give It up,
may be abandoned soon as the
eat of the Turkish government.
A dispatch from Sofia, Bulgaria,
gives In circumstantial detail an
account of unsettled conditions at
Constantinople. It is said that
preparations have been made to
remove from the city archives of
state and the treasury, snould the
necessity arise, and tbat-at Adrl
nople arrangements are under
way to receive the government of
ficials. The Russian sweep across Buk
owlna, Austria' northwest prov
ince, and through Galicla to the
Carpathians, against wnlch . the
Atistrlans have been driven back,
Is admitted In an official state
ment from Vienna.-'
An Austrian force which oc
cupied an Inland -near Belgrade,
was attacked by Servians, :acoM
ltig to an official statement from
Nlch. ' ' . ,
' RAGES VIOLENTLY
French Official Report Tells of
Many Advances and Retreats
oa Long Line in West.
MINES AND BOMBS ARE USED
PARIS, Jan. I. The French war office
gave out an official statement this after
noon aa follows:
"The artillery of th enemy showed
during all the day ofJanuary T great
activity in Belgium and In the vicinity
of Arras. Th' French artillery re
sponded spiritedly and efficaciously.
"Our Infantry mad some progress near
Iombaertxyde. We occupied St a point
fifty yards In advance of our trenches a
hillock which had been held by the
enemy. To the east of 8t. Uo'orges w
gained ground and we inflicted seridua
.damages on the trenches of the enemy In
the vicinity of Htocnstraate.
"In the aector of Arras, at the forest on
Reithonval. .without being attacked, we
were compelled to evacuate certain
trenches where our men were up to their
.houldnrir in ..nri . .....
To the left
of Bolsselle our Una of trenches haa been
movel forward and we occupied the rOad
from Bolaelle lo Avelup.
"In the vallry of the Alsne the artillery
exchunges yesterday were spirited. Our
heavy artillery secured good result near
Blanc Kablon. At this point the mine
throwers of the enemy Inflicted losses
(Continued on Page Two, Column" One.)
Before Larger Force,
Says Vienna Report
VIKNNA, Jan. S. (Via London) An of
ficial statement on th progreaa of th
war was given out today a follow:
'In the Carpathian foreut lauds and In
th southern part ot the crown land of
Riikowlra, regard for the safety of our 1
advance troop obllccd us to fall back !
on th principal-mountain passes before!
an enemy numerically superior to our-
"On the Hungarian-Gall' Ian front
everjrthl.ig In quiet- In the. higher dis
tricts there Is some frost and snow.
"On the Dunajec river and in" Russian
Poland there have been aome artillery
Arie Opera House
At Boone Destroyed
BOOXK. la., Jan. l.-(Special Tele
gram.) The Arle Opera house waa do
ktroyed by fire this morning, while the
north half of the city was threatened
with destruction. The bias started in
tbe furnace rbom under the atage and
the entire building was soon wrecked.
The loss 'was toO.WO. 'The fire probably
means the retirement from the theatrical
game of B. B. Wiley, manager of the
hou for a quarter of a century. -
ARMIES OF- CZAR
TURK AND TEUTON
Pursuit of Army Defeated in Can
casus and March Through the
Passes of Carpathians Fea
tures of the War News.
GERMANS ARE READY TO STRIKE
Army of Million Men to Make One
More Effort to Break Line
ARTILLERY EIGHTS ' IN WEST
IjOXDON, Jan. R. Aside from the
continued pursuit of the Turkish
forces defeated in the Caucasus and
the continuation of the. Russian ad
vance through the passes of the Car
pathian mountains, siege warfare,
with intermittent artillery duels,
j seems for the moment to prevail al
most everywhere In the area of
hostilities In the eastern arena, as
well as In the western.
The reports reaching London show
that General von Hlndenburg, the
Oerman commander In Poland, for
some time pant has made no appre
ciable progress toward Warsaw, the
mud or Poland evidently having done
for him what the broken dikes and
the resultant inundations did for the
Germans in West Flanders.
German Will, Strike Agala.
A dispatch coming to J.ondan from
Copenhagen dnriares that von llinden
burg is expecting heavy reinforcements
and thct with an army of l.ono.OQn men
ho purposes to make one more supreme
effort to break through to th Polish
rapltat. The Kusslana would appear to
have had ample time to reinforce them
selves nd to strengthen their positions
around Warsaw, and It I the opinion ot
ritlh nbKcrvrrs that the trench war
fare for which th western theater, of
the war ha become famous, will be
wased in the region of th Polish rivers.
Austria Hungary again admits the re
tirement of thu force In Buhowlna and
It Is from this Russian forward move-
ment before which .the Austrian ar
giving way that the most spectacular
developments ot the next fortnight may
be expected to spring, according to the
opinion held today by some British ob
servers of the war. Th argument ia '
made that one Rtfssla gets a good foot
hold beyond the mountain passes, . some
thing that may be accomplished tn a tort
night if tho Ruislnn sre not checked, a
big stride toward the overrunning of
Hungary would have been made. It this
Is sccompllkhed it will be the Tlrst con
siderable Invasion of any territory of th
C'aMlnar Merrier Still aa Isaac.
t ath .. Entlrh tin French newspaper
continue to agitato the alleged arrest by
the Oerman authorities in Belgium of
Cardinal Mercler. The Germans have
been quick to deny that the cardinal has
in any way been detained. The London
papers nevertheless still give great
prominence to tho Incident and publish
the pastoral letter of the cardinal which
was talil to have gvlen offense to thcA
Germans, uppending to It comments
gathered far and wide from prominent
clergymen and others. They also cast
doubt on the German denial, and declare
It will require a statement from th
cardlnsl himself to clear the matter up.
How Garibaldi Met
Death Fighting for
The French Republic
PARIS. Jan. S. Constantino Garibaldi,
the second of the grandaon of the Italian
n 1 1 I'.i (u ui i wiu Atniiiiue tvr rriHVTi
waa killed during an attack on a series
n( three Gorman trenches. Th story
of how he met hi death I told by his
brother, Captain Rlcctottl Garibaldi. '
After mines hsl been laid and exploded,
according to Captain Garibaldi's story,
the regiment of Italian volunteers rushed
forward, shouting "viva Trieste." They
captured th first trenches without dif
ficulty, but th third trench was a more
difficult proposition, being separated
from th other by about 100 yard ot
open ground and commanded by a hill.
Notwithstanding this, Garlbaldtan
stormed tho trenches, but th Germans
delivered a fierce counter attack, and
the position of the Italian volunteer be
Colonel Peppino Garibaldi, the com
mander, ordered the regiment to tall
back, and C'onatantlne, who commanded
the reserves In the second trench, went
forward to his aid. Ho fell within a few
yards of where his brother, Peppino, was
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