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VOL. XLIVNO. 175).
Oa Tralaa and at
otal Hews Itaada, So
Distribution of Chairmuuhipt and
Minor Position ii Made by
Legislator at Lin
. coin.
Douglas County Members Get Share
of . Positions to Be Dis-
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN', Jan. 1!. Special. ) The
oemocratlc majority In the aenate waa
fairly ienerous with their republican
brethren In the distribution of chairman
ships, but not as generous as was the
republican majority at the last session
with the democratic minority, fifteen of
the forty chairmanships given being given
to tne minority or aoouc onemira. in.. ,
BM-sion only four chairmanship go to
the republican minority out of the twen
ty-five, or about one-sixth.
Some Krpabllcnna Land.
The republicans who have landed, this j
session are Spencer of Gage, who geta
the chairmanship on banks and currency;
IMsllery of Box Butto, who receives the
head of the labor committee; Saunders
of Douglas, who lands the committee on
miscellaneous subjects and Kelcbel of
Nemaha, who gets the committee ' on
public institutions.
On most of the committees however,
the republicans are given a good repre
sentation, 'in most cases the democrats
having only a small majority' of one. On
the. Important finance committee, the
democrat hav the bulge on the repub-"Ilu-.ns,
six to three, the three 'republicans
who will have to work wltb a two to one
handicap against ' them being Kiechcl,
Bushec and Mallery. However, these'
three are among- the most lrvly mem
' bers of the senate and . It may be that
they will be able to hold their own.
' The following committee assignments
were . given Douglas . county . members:
Howell, banks and currency, finance
ways and means and Insurance" and mis
cellaneous corporations; .Bedford, con
stitutional amendments, labor, railroads;
yulnby, Judiciary, finance, ways , and
means,' municipal affairs,' reveaue arid
taxation; Saunders, constitutional amend
ments, fish and game, Judiciary, mlacel-
. la neons corporations; Dodge,- education,-
enrolled and engrossed bUJs, manufacto
ries, school lands.
List ef Chairmanship.
Chairmanships of oommlttees ware dis
tributed as follows:
Accounts and Expenditures Krumbacti
of Polk.
Agriculture By gland ' of Boone.
, ( Backs, and Purrenca' H Dancer of Gage.
ConstltuUona) Amendments and Fed-
aral. KlatK)n-KruTubaci of Polk. '
Drainage, Irrigation and Water Power
Wink of Buffalo. -
' Education Wilson of Podge, . . .
Enrolled and Engrossed Bills Quinby
of Douglas.
Finance, Ways , and .Meaas-rKohl
Claims and" Pofldenciee Waa ar
Fish and Game Grace of Harlan.
Highways Gates of Sarpy.
Insurance Henry of Madison.
J ud lciary Beal of . Custer.
Labor Mallery' of Box Butte. . .
Live Stock JSedford of Douglas.
Manufactures Piller of Seward.
Medical Societies Wilson of Frontier,
Miscellaneous Corporation Mattes of
Miscellaneous Subjects Saunders of
Municipal Alaire Howell of Douglas.
Privileges and Elections Wilson of
Public Institutions Klechel of Nemaha.
Railroads Urooklny of Clay.
Revenue and . Taxation Buhrroan of
Halt,- ,
School Lands Robertson of Boyd.
Mat of As.lgnme.4s.
The committee assignments In the sen
ate are as follows, after ' changes had
' been made from the lint first given out,
I'lller at Reward changing wltb Quinby
of Douglas from the Judiciary committee
to the educational committee and Splrk
being assigned to the Judiciary commit
tee in place of Saunders:
Accounts and Expenditures Krumbach,
l'olk. chairman; Robertson. Holt; Mattes,
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The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. in. Wednesday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and .Vicinity
I'artly cloudy, warmer.
Tr ap--rl re at Osuks Yesterday.
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IliKhest yesterday 41 31 g g
1 .01 cut ' yesterday 2h . J 1 ;'7
M temirature 3ti IS 1 -',8
Precipitation ot .00 .00 ..JO
Temperature and precipitation depar-
i run, 1 11c normal :
.Nuimai temperature
Kxcess for the da v..-
Totul excess since March 1.
-formal precipitation 4$ inrn
Deficiency or the dsv - oj noli
Total rainfall since Murch I..Z6 il Inches
liehclcncy since March 1 S ol inches
lflciriiry for cor. miiod. 1!:. R 77 Inches
Deficiency fvf cor. period, 1U12. S m Inches
Btaarta from Statloas mt f P. M.
station and State Temp. High- Raln
of Weather. ? p. m. out. tall
'l:evnne. clwar 30 f,j rto
i-avenpurt. clear fc xj 00
Ixiivcc, clear 44 .s
It Moines, clear .14 41 00
Ikjine Cuy, cloudy 64 . i
North Platte, cloudy . 4 .
omuha. I art cloudy 40 44 .00
Itapid t'lty, part uluody.. 4; W .00
Mierldiin. cloiMiy W T
MuJ t'lty, ileai'.u., ': 4i .
Vnleutlnt:, cloudy 40 48 .09
T t Inilr ales tra.n of prcclpltatioa
ijiillLStea bWnw sero.
L. A, Wti-H. Forecaster,
Caldwell and Barlow Change Places
as Bank President and Vice T vsident
Victor U. Caldwell and Milton T. Bar
low, vice president and president of the
t'nltert States National bank, hav.
change places and Mr. (wldwell now be
comes president and .'Mr. Harlow vice
president. The only other change made
at the annual election was the substitu
tion of George H. Kelly on the director
ate In place, of Kuclld Martin, who. has
resigned and moved to the coast.
In speaking of the change Mr. Cald
well said:
"Mr. Karlow and myself have worked
together here In the hank for twenty
five years and the change now made
was initiated and absolutely Insisted tipon
J by him. It Involves no change whatever
in the management ,! the bank, no re
tirement at all on Mr. Harlow's part and
no lessening In any way of hla activity
in the business. He simply has Insisted
upon my trading positions with htm and t
have consented. 1 feel as though In this
change 1 was entitled to sympathy and
Mr. Barlow to the congratulations. Our
dutks and activities will be shared ex
actly the stone as In the past, only he
thrusts me forth on the firing line while
he remains as before, chief of ataff. and
active associate with myself and the
other officers of the bsnk."
The pre!,dcnt of tmJ bank , a ,or
, M r.i.iii ,, .,, .
W. Hamilton, founded the Institution as
a private hank and later made It a "na
tional bank. ' Victor B. Caldwell has es
tablished his rank among the local finan
ciers, having been the active factor in
bringing about the big bank consolida
tion by which the I'nlted States National
absorbed the Commercial National and
Mrs. Shotwell Favors Individual Ex
pression of Wearer in Clothes
that Women Wear.
Women's clubs, which spend a great
deal of time condemning women's fash
ions of the present day. Were smartly
rapped by Mr. Frank A. Shotwell. '
'Woman's attire does not pertain to
women's clubs, but is an Individual ex
pression of the wearer. Furthermore, it
i a well-known, fact that woman's in
telligence Is far greater In countries
where women spend mora time and money
In carrying out their ideas in apparel
nn in countries wnere women wear the
same costume as that worn by their
grandmothers," declared Mrs. Shotwell.
The foregoing; statements ware made at
a meeting of the oratory department of
the Omaha Woman's olub, when each
member of the department made a five
minutes' extemporaneous talk on a sub
ject assigned to tbam on the moment.
Hoped tm Br. Stars. '
Mrs. W. G. Lambert. n s talk on "The
Toting Girl on the Stage," stated that the
oratory department existed because in
their . younger days, each' of the women
had been stage-struck and fondly
Imagined that one day she would be a
great star.
"Doing Society as a Means of Recrea
tion," "Influenoo of Modern Dancing"
and "Should Theaters Entertain or In
struct," were among the subjects dis
"I can't talk on 'The Influence of Sneer
Words andy Murder Beetles, oa the Stage,'
Mr. Hleed," was the plaintive protest of
Mrs. E. . Oehrle, "I don't see why tho
two "were put In the same sentence."
"It Isni't the fault of your education.
It's my penmanship. It I the "Influence
of Swear Words," explained ,111a in
structor, Fantaatio love tales, staged in the wilds
of Africa and nefarious political in
trigues . Involving secret service officials
and elections In Belgian cities, were in
cluded In the thrilling drama plots woven
by the women. in a , "whlle-you-walt"
, Mrs. 8. W. Russell of Deadwood, presi
dent of the South Dakota Federation of
Women's Clubs, and Mrs. Davidson of
Springfield, Neb., were the guests of the
department. Mrs. Grant . Williams was
leader. ...
Jitney Bus Putting
Street Cars of the
West Out of Business
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12.-Jltney
buses common automobiles which com
pete against the street cars for t-cent
fares fiave become a menace that is en
gaging the serious attention of street rail
way officials In Paoiflc coast citiaa.
Charles N. Black, general manager of
the United . Railroads of Ban Francisco,
announced today that no extensions of
lines or service would be undertaken by
his company until the problem waa solved.
This announcement followed a reported
cancellation by a Dos Angeles street rall-
11 ! way company of an order for 2r0 new cara.
The Jitneys, usually serviceable second
hand cars, -followed the routes of the
street railroads, carrying a. passenger, as
far for S cents as he can go by street car.
The rush to enter the business has re
sulted In cleaning out the stocks of
second-hand cars at aeyeral automobile
agencies. " Owners of the so-called buses
are perfecting a state-wide organization
and taking steps to fight proposed drastic
license measures.
Estimates made by drivers Indicate that
the average Jitney car will pay for itself
In a year, meanwhile affording its owner
a salary of V2 a month.
Magnates. Blamed for
Elevated Collision
NEW YORK. Jan. It The board of dl
rwotors of the Interborough Rapid Transit
company, which Includes Cornelius
Vanderbllt, August Belmont, Theodora P.
flhonta. Thomas Da Witt Cuyler and
Frank 11c 'ley, were found guilty of
criminal negligence today to the coroner's
Jury which haa been hotiling an inquest
mi the death of two persona ki'led in a
recent toUUlon of elevted trains.
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the I'ninn National and spread out as an
uptown bank. He and Mr. Barlow to
gether have also been given credit' for
the handsome new bank building Just be
ing completed on the site of the old
Commercial National at Sixteenth and
Farnam streets and which, when occu
pied within a few weeks, will provide one
of the finest banking houses in the west
Accused of Election Frauds at
Terre Haute, They Own Up in
Open Court
INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 12.-E1ghty of
the 114 Terre Haute men Indicted
by tho federal grand Jury in the election
fraud cases pleaded guilty today before
Judge Anderson In the federal court.
Demurrers to the Indictment were filed
for Mayor Roberts of Terre Haute. Judge
Ell Redman and. Sheriff Dennis Shea..
Sentence was noL passed. The eighty
men admitted theyad participated In
the alleged conspiracy to corrupt the elec
tion of November 8, 1914, hi Terre Haute.
. Besides Mayor Roberts, Judge Redman
and Sheriff Shea and aeveral others filed
demurrers. The demurrers will be argued
January 20.
Chief of Police Admits Oatlt.'
J. Edward Holler,. who only a few days
waa chief of police, was among those 1
who pletvded guUty. With the exception
of Holler and Nugent all of the city and
corotT-Tfma1wW Were0 Indicted filed
All of the 114 men were told they could
return to their homes and wait the sum-,
mons dt tho United States district at
torney. .'.-.
At the opening of the hearing the de
fendants, all of Whom had been released
on bonds or personal recognisance, were 1
ushered Into the court room and seated
one at a time. The Jury box had been
removed and a few other alterations were
necessary to find room for all the lit
Mayor Roberts was among the last to
enter. Seated beside hla counsel he eyed
the defendants attentively as they utterd
pleas or guilty.
Beeord !f umber of Indictments.
Charged In a foderal indictmont with
conspiracy- to -corrupt the election of No
vember 3, 1914, In Terre Haute, 114 men.
were arraigned beforo Judge A. B. An
derson of the United States district court
hero today. Inasmuch as this Is said to
be the largest number of men arraigned
at one time in a United States court,
and since the eases of convictions are
obtained, sets a precedent glvlpg the
federal government Jurisdiction over elec
tions, tho hearing today has attracted
wide Interest. Until the Indictment in
the Terre Haute case was returned De
cember 34 the record for Indictments by a
federal grand Jury was said to have
(Continued on ,page Two, Column Five.)
Not Even Eggnog for '
Weak Heart Allowed
By Law of Arizona
PHOENIX, Aril., Jan. 12 Wiley' Jones,
attorney general of Arixona, rendered an
opinion today that the new Aiisona pro
hibition law could ,lot De suspended in
favor of eggnog to relieve a weak heart
or of lemon extract containing a little
alcohol, which a woman needed to flavor
bakery caken. Concentrated coffee also
came under the ban.
The attorney general rendered the opln
Ion In reply to a large number of inquiries
concerning the scope of the law.
noining tnji any one can uaa as a
beverago' which may Intoxicate him can
be used or Introduced Into the state," was
hla sweeping ruling.
The first arrest under the provision of
the law prohibiting the Importation of
lliiuor occurred today at Douglas, where
Franoeao Martlnex, a wealthy Mexican
cattleman, waa taken Into custody for
having a quart of whisky In his posses
sion when he crossed, the International
boundary. He was held under I') ball
Farmers Blamed for
High Cost of Flour
CHICAGO. Jan. K.-Caleb If, Canby.
president of the Chicago Board of Trade,
accused by the millers and bankers of
contributing to the high cost of flour,
today passed the blame up to the farm
ers. He visited the United States dis
trlct attorney conducting the' Inquiry Into
the high eost of living and declared that
the farmers, by holding their wheat,
were sanding Its price skyward.
Farm rs still very bullish," read a tele
gram he submitted to Albert Hopkins.
assistant district attorney. "No wheat la!
I ijelng aoid at present The break Is not
j worrying them."
BY 204 T0174 YOTES
Lower Chamber Refuses to Submit
Equal Suffrage Amendment to
States After Long
Verbal Artillery Sweeps from Every
Quarter on Both Sides of Ques
tion Up for Decision.
til I.1.KT1.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11 The house of
representatives tonight by a vote of 2
to 174 refused to submit to the states a;
amendment to the federal constitution te
enfranchise women.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.-A driving
rainstorm did nut prevent a record-break.
Ing crowd from gatl erlrg In the house
today to listen to discussion on the Mon
dell resolution providing a woman suf
frage amendment. An hour before the
session opened prtctlrally all the V re
served seata for women were filled wltti
suffragists and anti-suffraglsts. The
gallery to the left of Speaker Clark's
desk was occupied by the suffragists. On
the right the antl-auffraglsts, each wear
ing a red rose, knitted and sewed ss
they waited. ' Separating the hostile
camps was the men's gallery.
Threat to Clear (iallerles.
In the suffrage gallery Mrs. Anna
Ehaw, Mrs. Cnrrle Chapman Catt, Mrs.
O. H. P. Bolmoht, Mrs. Pethlck Lawrence
of Iondon and the congressional com
mittee of the national association waa In
charge. Acre as the way were Mrs. Arthur
M. Dodge, president of the National Aa
toclatlon Opposed to Women Suffrage!
Mrs. A. J. George, Mrs. Daniel A. Mark
ham and the legislative committee of
that association.
The galleries applauded generally when
Dr. Shaw and several other prominent
suffragists were Invited by the speaker
to leave the public gallery and take
places In hla private gallery.
Henry Opens Senate.
Promptly at 11 o'clock the apeaker's
gavel fell, and Chairman Henry of tho
rulea committee presented the special rule
upon which It waa agreed to allow one
and one-half hour's debate exclusive o'
the six hours provided tor the resolution
Itself. , x
"I shall support the rule, because I be
lieve a vote should be given on any pro
posal which haa become a natlonat Is
sue," said Mr. Henry, "but I believe this
la purely a matter of state Jurisdiction. I
shall never yote for any amendment that
proposes to take from the state powers
now reserved to them and to 'vest those
powers Ir. the federal govemmelt." ,
Repreaeutatlva Campboll. republican.
spoke for the rule and the Mtmdall reso
The president and many of his fol
lowers," he said, "Insist that granting
the right of suffrage to women Is one
that must be dealt with by the states.
He Invokes the dootrlne o" state's sov
ereignty with the same enthusiasm and
confidence that otliers of his party In
voked that doctrine In favor of human
slavery In other days. 1
"The president, as the leader of his
party, when he charges the opposition
with not having a new idea in thirty
years, should at least find some buffer
for everything new that is proposed be-
sides the doctrine of slate's sovereignty
surrendered at Appamattox half a cen
tuty .ago."
Threat to Clear Galleries.
As Represtntatlve Campbell was speak
ing disorder on the floor and In the gal
leries called forth a rebuke from Speaker
"The gentlemen on the floor must pre
serve order," he said. "The spectators
In the gallery- are here by the courtesy
of the house. If this disturbance does
not stop I shall order the galleries
cleared." .
Rale Adopted.
. After an hour and a half of debate the
houae today adopted, 209 to SI, a special
rule for considering tho proposed amend
ment The overwhe!mlng vote In favor
of the rule was by no means Indicative of
rule was by no means Indicative of the
sentiment on the resolution itself. Many
who voted for the rule In (prder to bring
the question up for a yea and nay vote
announced their Intention of voting
agajnat the resolution itaelf.
. Anti-suffragists asserted the suffragists
would not muster the necessary two
thirds vote. The suffragists dlj not pre
dict mora than that the houae would
register a majority In favor of their prop
osition. The debate on the rule had been
spirited, bringing support and opposition
from all parties. The real debate, which
began at 1 o'clock,' with six houra to run,
brought out the heavy artillery of both
aldfee and promised a vote some time
after 7 o'clock this evening.
To the applause and cheers of sup
porters of both sides of the question,
packed In opposite galleries, the house
plunged Into a debate fully as spectacular
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
The National Capital
Taeailay, Janaary fj, IBIS.
The Menate.
Met at noon.
The Immigration bill conference report
mas debated. '
The llonar.
Met at if a. m.
The entire dav'a seawlon was Ktren over
to debate on the Alondell-Krislow reso
lution to submit to the states a constitu
tional amendment for woman suffrage.'
PARTNER Dak cry, growing and
doing nice business 1&00.
Hardware and groceries, near Omaha,
doing $50.0(10 yearly $5,000 for
Want controlling Interest In baiiK.
two-thirds Interest.
Have two men who can Invest 135,
OiH). Several others can invest
f 1.000 to t&.OOO In profitable busi
ness. For farther Information about
these opportunities. eae ' the
Wast Ad section of oday's'See.
OUT OF COMMISSION Wounded Algerian in hospital
at Nuillly-Sur-Seine.
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War Office Says French Were De
feated at Several Points in
Alsace and France.
BERLIN, Jan. 12.-(Uy Wlroleas to
Iondon.) The German official statement
Issued In Berlin today says:
"In the western theater Insignificant
engagements are taking place south of
the canal of I A l?see, - but. so far,
v, Ithout result. . ,
"French troops last night made an at
tack on our positions to the south of
Cernay (Hennhelm), but they were re
pulsed with heavy losses. Early this
morning the battle was resumed In this
"A French attack which started yes
terday afternoon In the region of Perthes
(between Rheims and tho Argonno)
withered away before our fire, the enemy
suffering very heavy losses.
"In the Argonne forest a French van
tage point was taken on the Roman high
road. In thla engagement two officers
and 140 men fell Into our hands.
"In tho battles on the eastern side of
tho Argonne we have taken since Jan
uary 8, including those already mentioned,
one major, three captains, thirteen lieu
tenants and 1.S00 men. The French total
losses. Including killed and. Injured, In
this battle area, tconsequently, are esti
mated at 3,500 men. . '.,'..
r "An attempt of the French to make an
attack at Ailly, to the- south- of St!
Mlhlel (on the river. Mouse), failed.
""'There Is nothing new to report from
East Prussia.
"The Russian attempt to , advance In
northern Poland was OnsUccessiul. -
"pur attacks In the district to the west
of the Vistula rive,r hafe made progress
In certain places, notwithstanding the bad
weather. " ''''.
"On the eastern bank of the Plllca river
(southern Poland) the situation continues
the same."
Grocers Declare War
. On Coupon Schemed
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. War against trad
ing stamps and premium' propositions
generally was declared today by the ex
ecutive board of the . National Associa
tion of Retail Grocers, which- met here
In Its eighteenth annual session.
"We have appropriated tl.OM to assist
In fighting the appeal which the United
Cigars Stores corporation took on a de.
clsloii against it In the state of Wash
ington," said F. B. Connolly of Kan Fran
cisco.' president of the association. ."The
case arose when the corporation's man
ager In Washington refused to pay. a II-
cenne fee In conformity with a statute of
tliat. state."
Tho executive board alsd considered
plana for tho na'lonal convention of the
association, which Is to meet In Han
Francisco In May.
(From a Ktaff Correspondent.)
DES MOINE3, Jan. 12.-(Sieclal Tele
gram.) The street railway franchise elec
tion went down to destruction today
when Judxe Vttoi back of 'the cMstrict
I court isaued an injunction restraining the
city from having an election. The reason
for denying the right to hold tbelectlon
is that the company itaelf Incorporated
lu the franchise certain portions not orig
inally contemplated and these Invalidate
the election, so that it would be an Im
position on the people to ask them to
It waa announced today that Preaident
Schmidt of the company is going to Flor
ida to spent the rest of the winter and It
Is supposed this means the fight la over.
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The Day's
War News
Four dlHtlnct battles which
have developed In France and
Alsace re belnic carried on vig
orously, but without marked ad)
vantage for either aide. Of great
cut Immediate consequence is the
fighting near Perthes, which In
volves poeseaalon ot important'
railroads, and probably a consid
erable section of the" fortified bat
tle line. Id this district the
French attempted further attack,
but were beaten back with heavy
losses, the German official state
ment today asHcrta.
Near SoiBjtons, In the Alsne
country, the French statement
saya German attempts to capture
lost positions were repulsed and
more trenches were seized by the
In view of the predicted en
trance Into the war of Roumanla,
and perhaps Italy, unusual Inter
est attaches to dispatches, indi
cating that disquiet In the Dal
kana Is spreading. Italy may be
called upon soon to, resort to force
of . arms in' Albania. ( The Insur
gents are said to be. bringing up
' guns to '.direct against Durazso,
the port recently occupied by
Italian forces. -
Servta's aspirations have' ex
panded since Its victory over the
AuKtrfan army'and, according to a
Rome '.dlxpatch, , . It , now insists
that, in event, of victory for the
. allies. It muiit receive Bosnia,
Herzegovina and Dalmatla. Italy
" haa1 sent troops to the ; Italian
U Islands In. the Aegean Archipelago,
which It Is fortlO'lng. . .Houmanla,
Is to begin the mobilisation of Its
army, late this month. ; v
Although the Austro-German
forces in Poland, apparently, have
given up for the time, a general
offensive movement fighting 'of a
. local character continue Vienna
reports that an attempt , of the
Russians to cross the Lower Nida,
, in southern Poland, was repulsed.,
Army headquarters at Petro
grad states that German attacks
on' the Russian positions along the
Vistula were beaten back. A
minor victory over the Turkish
forces in the Caucacus also is an
nounced. Rob Priest's House,
Leave Old Raiment
KDQL'MONT. . D., Jan. 11-tSpecUI
Telegram.) Latt night thieves broke Into
Father M.'J. Htraetton's residence, dur
ing the priest a absence on a sick call,
and secured gold vessels and other ar
ticles valued at more than tK). A cbal
Jlce cup of beaten gold, an heirloom,
mire than four centuries old, waa taken.
One of the robbers discarded hla shoea,
socks and underwear and departed clad
in . llio best tiiat the pi teat's wardrobe
affoided ,
Mt'SKOGEK, Okl., Jan. li-Bandits to
day robbed the bank of Terlton, Okl.,
klUed a doputy sheriff and eeraped with
f:i0, according to a message received
here today.
Great Armies on Both Frontiers of
War Confining Efforts Largely
to Holding: Positions They
Now Occupy.
Great Bitain Sending Thousands of
Men to France and Germany
is Also Preparing.
LONDON, Jan. 12. -The great
arm leg bat tling in the eastern and
western arenas of the war by artil
lery exchanges, sapping operations
and troprh attacks, continue to be
aligned today much as they were on
the first of January. Everywhere
the disposition seems to be to await
the coming of spring, "when, with'
fresh armies thrown Into the field,
events promise to move more
Great Britain Is now sending thou-,
sands of men to France every week,
and, according to today's reports
from Berlin, Germany, aware of this,
Is making great military prepara
tions for a counter movement; all
the reserves are being, called to the
colors. It Is declared here, and the
further statement la made that the
German generals are gathering up
the reins to assume active direction
of all the campaigns that is to say,
the Austro-Hungarlan fight against
Servla and Russia, and the Turkish
campaign against Russia and Great
This, briefly. Is the plan military ob
servers In London believe will be fol
lowed, subject, however, to any chango
whlcii the entrance Into the war of Rou
manla or Italy might necessitate.
Germans Advanee I Kaat.
Germany, still claims that It Is making
slow progress toward Warsaw. There
huve been published In London, however,
reports that these operations are merely
masking movements to shield a Oerman
retreat to the Bilealan frontier. British
military observers do not credit this Idea,
believing that General von Ulndenburg
has further offensive strength, but at the
same time they draw attention to the
fact that tho Russians must feel confident
of Warsaw's safety else they would not
contlnuo to hurl so many troops against
Hungary through Rukowina.
In the western arena the points of
g res test interest are in the center near
Solssons, and on the French right lit Al
sace Here the fighting continues, while
the rest of the line 1 virtually Inactive.
Bohemians Threaten -To
Aid Russia if Land
Is Not Protected
GENKVa! Swltaerland, Jan. 12. (Via
Paris) Information has reached hera
from Prague by way of Innsbruck to the
effect that a petition algned by Influ
ential Holiemlens has been forwarded to
F.mperor Frauds Joseph demanding that
mro energetic measures be taken to
protect ilohemia from possible Russian
Invasion. Tho petition states that this
action must be taken "for the salvation
of our country," and makes the threat
that the signers 'will join with Austria's
enemy unices the request Is granted,
leading men of Prague. Including some
Bohemian members of the Austrian
Chamber of Deputies have signed the
No confirmation of this report haa
lieen received hare from any other source.
ORONO. Me.,- Jan. 12. Former Gov.
ernor William T. Haines, whose term of
office expired a week ago, today regis
tered aa a student af the University of
Maine. ' He plans te take a course In
agriculture. Falling eye eight and Im
paired health after , long application to
the law are said to liavo decided tho
former - governor to take up farming. .
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