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OMAHA, THUKKDAY MORXIXd, JANUARY 14, 1015-TWELYK PAUKS.
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Total Maw! Itaad, S -
SINGLE COrr TWO CENTS.
VOL. XLIV NO. 180.
WITH A REDUCED
LIST OF WORKERS
Bgin Session With Forty-one Em
ployes After Committee Toili
for Almost Week in Mak
ing Up Roster.
CORRICK GIVEN HIS REWARD
Son of Ball Moose Campaign Man
, aer Appointed to Place
OKA HANS GIVEN POSITIONS
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LISCOLN, Jan. 13. (Special.) The
ccnate now has forty-one employes upon
Its payroll. Seven had heen appointed be
fore to attcnl to the1 preliminaries, and
after a long controversy today, during
which the committee on employes sub
mitted a . report which the senators
an-ended and added tp, thirty-four more
wtikere .Here put on the list. Douglas
county.statesmen were Insistent that they
he given a goodly share In the pie and It
was largely due to their Insistence that
the changes were made. "JTTs said they
have threatened to get more employe on
the list later as neei. arises or is male
to srle when the session gets under
Two years ago the list of employes
Tho first evidence given since election
that the democrats recognise and ap
preciate, the part that the bull moose
parly had In turning the state over to
detroerritie control was shown this morn
ing wiien In the list of appointees given
t ut by the senate committee the name
of Pruco Cqrrlck appeared as a clerk In
Toi ng Corrlck Is a son of Prank P.
Corrlck, chief engineer. of the bull moose
party In tliln state and personal represent
tatlvp of Colonel Roosevelt. During the
campaign charges were made that the
democrats were furnishing funds to run
the third' party .campaign, but this wa
strenuously dendled by Chief Corrick.
Now the reward comes for faithful 'en
.deavor and Mr. Corrlck Is remembered for
the part he took in defeating the republi
can state ticket by the appointment of his
on to a job in the legislature.
Other appointment announced this
morning by the senate committee, but
which were held up because of objection
raised by Senator Howell of Douglas are:
I. H. Burger, custodian of gallery; Wal
ter Johnson, Omaha, and George Wilson,
Curtis, pages: Arthur Pearson, Morefleld.
M,.u..nr... n lipiite.nant a-overnor: J. H.
OMalley, Alda, George Holmes, Omaha,
and Mr. Gillman, olerk In Mil room: El-
win Vail. Seward, cerk Judiciary commit
tee; Ed Shoemaker, Sidney, and Mr. Phil
lips, proofreaders": clerk enrolling and en
grossing room. Wnr Brady. AlWon; ste
nographer, Mli-Oliyi-a ,wahnaa.
Charles Bruner, Omaha; Janitor, Isaao
Bailey; Janitor gallery, Colonel Thraeher.
PlattsmouUts clerk. Gay,.: Orleans;
clerk. Bruce Corrlck, rtocoln; custodian,
J. M. HU-fier; gatekeeper. 17. Ttoberta,
Fairfield; timekeeper, J. T ur7;' Jan"
Itor Harry Bradley, Seward; bookkeeper,
Gils F Beachorner, IJncoln; stenogra
phers, Paul Kavanaugh of Columbus.
Mabel J. Fenn of Omaha. Nellie Murphy
of Omaha, Iva It. Mlsen of Hastlnge, Ber
nice Owen of York. Marjorle R. Welch of
Mncoln. Uiliam G. Golden of O Neill;
nightwatch. Joseph Burr, Nebraska City.
. deport ta BeTltt.
Later the senat committee readjusted
the employ report striking out we
names of GUham, Miss Kavanaugh of
Columbus, Miss Mlsen rot Hastings,
Bernica Owen . of York and adding
thereto.- "-William Bay, A. J. Btlger
and Phil Tracy.'-a clerks la bill room;
Mrs. D.-C. Craighead of Omaha, assis
tant to chief clerk In engrossing room;
Lillian Bellford, Janett Caranaby. steno
grapher. Omaha; James McCloud, cus
todian, Omaha, and Herbert Bishop, door
With these changes th list was author
ised. . Jerry Howa.rd Scores.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., Jan. 13. (Special.)
Representative Jerry Howard succeeded
in having a letter he had. written to
Omaha papers put in the record this aft
ernoon. Howard( read the letter which
; wai for retrenchment In' state expenses.
The house tabled the request, but It be
comes a part of the record Just the same.
Forecast till 1p. m. Thursday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
rair ana coiaer.
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1915. 1914. litis. 1913.
Highest yesterday 47 45 10 2
Uttcit yesterday 36 IS 3 8
Mean temperature 41 S2
Precipitation 00 .00
lemr mti're and precipitation
tnes lrom the normal:
Kxress for the day
.ut inch .
W 01 inches
Total excess since March 1.
Tfirlency for the day
Total rainfall since March 1
Deficiency ftnea. March 1
a. 54 inches
Deficiency fr cor. period 1K13. S ( Inches
teficleacy foK cor. period 1S12. 3.(1 Inches
Heaorta frwaa Statloaa at T P. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain
oi Weather. 7 p.m.. eat. . fall.
Cheyenne, part cloudy.... 30 M .00
Ijavenport, clear 30 40 .00
Itenver. clear 44 .00
ls Moines, cloudy. 40 W .u0
1 lodge City, clear 40 - Ut .00
I-ander. pai t cloudy 24 4u . .00
umihi, clear 4 47 .00
Pueblo, clear 42 44 .
Hap id City, clear 3! 42 .ao
It Ike. cloudy w -at T
Sanif F, part cloudy.... 30 ft
Hhertdan. eioudy 34 40 .00
Floua City, clear 38 44
Vairntine. clear 32 40 .00
T Indicates trace of precipitation
mtlicaU-s below aeio.
i Jl. WKLfcll Uocal ForecasUr.
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MEET IN CONVENTION
Opening Session Devoted to Receiy-
ing Reports of Officers and Dis
cussion of Credit, and
: i.:,.;i,Caih Sytfeoma!:' :,f .
REPORT MANY CONSOLIDATIONS
"We should have nothing - to do with
war." said President F. A. Good of the
Nebraska Lumber Dealers' association at
the opening session of the twenty-fifth
annual convention yesterday afternoon.
"President Wilson has said that we are
concerning ourselves too much with the
war which is-none of our business. I
agree .with him. We lumbermen should
concern ourselves with the war no fur
ther than to declare eternal war on sub
stitutes for good luraber.ieternal war on
the trade pirate and eternal war on ev
erything but legitimate lumber business."
(im of Slaanp.
Secretary E. E. Hall in his annual re
port charged the beginning of the little
slump In business . the country has ex
perienced, to the ' door of ' tariff ' legisla
tion in congress, and. then admitted that
tho war and several other things follow
ing later, accentuated It. He - araerted
the revision of the ' Sherman . anti
trust law to be ' the. rankest piece of
legislation that has been enacted for a
long time,". In that it exempted farmers
and certain - other businesses from the
' The secretary stated that there are les
lumber yards In the state .now than a
Lyear ago. The past year, he said.
"has been marked hf a great many busi
ness .changes, many of which were1 eon
aolldations, so that the agregate num
ber of yards in th state is reduced."
.. Talks on Credits.
C. C. Trapp of Graham, MoT,"gave"a
talk on credits. He "has worked out 'a
system of his own and recommend It to
others. He " advocates a ' dlscbunf1 for
cash settlement, and interest on deferred
C. H.'Ketridge representing' the Missouri
Valley Lumberman, discussed credits also,'
following Mr! Trapp, eaylng; that a cash
business ' can ' be done If one will only
push it and stick to It. He gave.tn
atances of the working of -the cash sys
tern to such an extent that not more than
, a few hundred dollars stood ort the books
3H 1 at thp close, of . the. year, and declared:
42 "The credit business, ha been, run Into
the ground in'all lliiea'of business. There
47 j I going to be more of the cash business.'
4 i The younger generation will do it, and it
will come to the point where the man
who can t stand the gaff will have to get
out. . . ., ; - 1
Sidney demons, associate editor of the
Apierlcan . iAimberman, - also, touched the
subject In the instance of the remarkable
success, of a certain . lumber dealer la
Michigan, who, although he had been In
business, but six years, had the whole
community with him. .
H. N. Jewett, wholesale lumber dealer
of Omaha, talked In favor of the cash
basis so long and so enthusiastically that
the chairman had to cell him down.
Jewett ateerted that he started In th
lumber business in the east nearly a half
century ago and on a cash basis; that he
later went into the retail grocery busi
ness and went wrong In that he did not
stick to the cvsh basis. He stood for the
cash basis as a genoral proposition.
1915 OFFICERS INSTALLED
BY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Officers elected for ISIS were Installed
at ft meeting of th Douglas County Medl.
eal association held In th City National
bank building last evening. Dr. H. U
Akin Is president and Dr. R. A. Dodge,
secretarv. A program of papers and dis
Senator Declares Speech at In
: dianapolii Like Those Made by
. Taggart and Murphy.
i .: V .. ;. -
F T,MttgTs MT.rrr.ATg P0LICT,
WASHINGTON. Jan. 18. An attack on
Preslflfrnt's Wilson's use of hi consti
tutional, powers; criticism and support of
his Mexican policy and political apcech
making mingled today in a senate discus
sion of Senator Cummins' resolution ask
ing what the 1'nltcd States Intends to do
with the taxes collected during the occu
pation of Vera Crus.
John Sharp Williams, defending the ad
ministration, said it was well known the
money was to be turned over to sny
government in Mexico eventually recog
nised. ' "you aannot embarrass the administra
tion, nor befooxle the American people
with any such resolution," he said,
launching Into a defense of the presi
dent's policy. He declared if "a certain
American had been In the White House
there would have been stern messages to
congress, climaxed with: 'Come on, boys,
"Woodrow Wilson will be renominated!
for the presidency," said Senator Wil
liams, "and re-elected, not as a minority,
but ,as a majority candidate."
Senator Cummins insisted congress, not
th president, should decide what shall
Decome or tne vera irus money, ana
then, paying a tribute to President Wil
son's Integrity and ability, , adued:
I am simply objecting to his position
that he is trying to run the United States.
It appears in every utterance . that falls
from his lips. He assumes that .under
the constitution he Is the final arbiter of
all these thing. I have no doubt he as
sumes It with perfect honesty end with
the most' careful consideration."
I.Ike' Taaaart and Murphy.
v Senator Borah .asBBlled the president's
Indianapolis speech, characterising as an
aJmiafion by the president that he had
arrived at the conclusion that he pre
ferred to be the leader of his party rather
than the chief executive of the whole
"I wish to quote the most significant
statement ever made by a president with
regard to a co-ordinate branch of the
(Continued on Page Seven, Column One.)
Wheat Siared to
Dizzy Heights Upon
The Chicago Market;
the English channel during the past
CHICAGO, . Jan. , 13. Wheat stormed j nlht has boen reported today from
dlxxy heights selling at $1.41 repeatedly various points on the coast. These re
on the Board of Trade today, and clos- j ports, however, have not yet been con
ing t $1.40, only 1 cent under the upper- tlimcd.
most record made since the war began
Throughout th session the May optlo
perched near the top rungs of the prlc
ladder, while Immense new export sales
aere effected and the bulla had almost
undisputed control of the turbulent pit
In which speculative dealings went on.
Competition by miller with exporters
appeared to . be largely responsible for
the impetus which sine Monday has
whirled price up Tic a bushel from the
collapse brought about by sensational
stories that the Turkish grip on the
Dardanelles had been smashed. It was
said today that the Dardanelles, which
are 130 miles long, .are beavtly mined
from end to end, and that even if the
passage was forced the scarcity of avail
able vessels and th virtual cntalrty of
almest prohibitive war rlska would still
remain, not tu nrentlin winter conditions
on the Ulatk a.
8,000 PERISH BY
QUAKE IN ITALY,
Arerzano Virtually Destroyed and
Most of Those Escaping from
Ruins Are Injured.
PANIC THROUGHOUT CAPITAL
Confusion and Terror Prevail in
Streets of Ancient City
on the Tiber.
HISTORIC ' BUILDINGS DAMAGED
ROME, Jan. 13. U i estimated
that, the number of dead Irom ui
earthquake- ,reachcsabout 1 0,000.
ROME, .lan. 13. The town of
Avezzano was virtually destroyed by
the earthquake, the dead boing esti
mated at about K.OQJi One thousand
persons esraped from the rnlns, but
most of them were Injured.
ROM K, Jan. 13 A terrific earthquake,
tho strongest ever felt In Rome, occurred
early todny. It lasted several seconds
and caused a serious panic, people every
where rushing from their houses. In ter
ror. Many buildings were damaged.
So far 'tis could he learned one hour
after th quake, no lives were lost. Nor
was It possible to reach any definite Idea
of the degree of the damage Buffered by
Whole City l Confusion,
There was confusion throughout the
whola of Rome. In some cases It
amounted to terror. The telephone was
resorted to by great numbers of people
at virtually the same time In endeavors
to ascertain the safety of relatives and
friends, and thon to learn the extent of
the damage to the city. The telephone
girls did their best to meet the emer
gency. A system of gathering and giving
Information was hurriedly Inaugurated.
Historic Buildings Damaged.
It was learned early In tho day that
among the old buildings damaged was the
Palaszo Chlgl, aa well as the famous
column of Marcus Aurellus. Historic
buildings on the Plana Colonna, In the
center of Rome, were also damaged, as
was also the famous Farnese Palace, oc
cupied by the French embassy. Here a
piece of the stone cornice had fallen.
Th belfry of the church of St Andrea
Is in danger of falling and the building
has been surrounded by a cordon of po
lice to prevent people from approaching
Church Dame Cracked.
So violent was the Bhock that the
dome of th church of St. Charles Catl
nan was" cracked. -xTarge pfec"of th'
cornice of the Jesuit church of St, Ig
natius broke and fffll with a crash which
added to tho fright of the persons la the
Ceilings In many of the houses fell, a
number of persons being injured in that
A colossal statLe at the Basilica of St.
John Leteran, which occupied a posi
tion visible from many part of Rome,
fell and was shattered on the steps of
Several street car lines suspended opera
tions because of the damages caused by
Pante In Naples.
NAPLES (Via Rome), Jan. 13.-A
violent earthquake shock occurred here
today and, caused a panic.
It Is reported than many, houses fell
In Caserta, northeast of Naples. All th
glass In the observatory on Mount Ve
suvius was broken.
The last serious earthquake In Rome
was July 19, 1899. Rome, Frascatl, Mar
ino and other towns on the Albsn hills
reit tne shock and many buildings were
damaged, but' their waa no loss of life.
Further south, in Italy and Sicily, how-
j ever earthl,UBKc. ,ro frcfiuent .nd
evsre. Great, loss of life and heavy
damhgo to property have occurred In
fkoi'k Kerorded la Washington.
WASHINGTON. Jun. lX-The earth
shocks at Rome were recorded here from
2:?3 to 2:32 a. m., eastern time, on the
seismographs ' at Georgetown university.
That would be, Romo time, 8:13 to 9:22,
according to calculations of the observers.
Rumore of German
Is Denied at Dover
DOVER (via tendon), Jan. 13. The
port authorities deny the report current
here today that two German submarines
were fired upon and sunk Jty the coast
batteries off Dover.
i DOVER (via Losdon), Jan. !3.-Two
j Gorman submarines today were fired
j U on and sunk by the coast battrrirs off
j Dover, according to peisistent rumors
current In the city.
The presence of hostile airships over
cej The National Capital!
Wrdaraday. Jaaaary ta, 1013.
The fteaate. ""
Met at noon.
Foreign relations committee dlscuased
the Colombian treaty.
Met at noon.
The naval committee adopted the ad
ministrations two-battleship program.
WANTED Experienced druggist.
one who Is r tumble of taking full
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man with good reference need
Tot further laformaMoa about
these tpportaalties. ae th
Want Ad section of today's Be.
President Asks Republicans to Help
Pass His Ship Purchase Measure
W.XSIttW.ToN. Jan. U. Kvidences that
President Wilson Intends to concentrate
his Influence for the ship purchase bill,
probably wtlh the aid of some republican
votes, lo the exclusion of the Phlllpplno
and conservation bills, If necessary, was
Mnir.irl Quezon, resident Philippine
coniinlBsliiner. told the president today hs
did' not expect the Philippine bill to pass
during the present session. Senator
Kenyon, republican. Invited to the'Whlte
Man Who Formulated Policy Which
Lead to Declaration of
War Leaves the
HUNGARIAN SUCCEEDS HIM
HI I.I.KTI .
VIKNNA, Austria, Jan. U.-(Vla l.on
don.) Count Leopold Von Betrhtold, Aus
trian foreign minister, has resigned and
his resignation has been accepted, accord
ing to the Vienna Fremdemhlatt. Count
Von Herchtold will be succeeded by
Baron Stephen Murlan von Ralecx, min
ister of the royal court In the Hungarian
Count Von Herchtold was one of the
main factors in the situation which led
to the Austrian declaration of war on
Servla which In turn precipitated the
As Austrian foreign minister Count
Von Rerchtold was largely responsible
for formulating the policy which resulted
In the declaration of war on Servla. On
several occasions recently it has been
reported unofficially that he would re
sign. The appointment of s Hungarian
to sticeed hlin In control of Austrian
foreign affairs Is believed to Indicate
that henceforth Munqsry will assume a
more prominent place In shaping thj
policy of the dua! monarchy during the
Czar to Drop Men
With Teutonic Names
From the Council
rKTROORAD, Jan. IS. (Via Ixindon.)
What virtually amount to an entirely
new council of empires Is being crested
today, the last day of th Russian year,
by the annual appointment of new mem
bers. The general Interest In the selec
tions which are to be mad publlo befor
the day Is over Is Intensified by th ex
pectation that many Russians with Ger
man names' wnr no longer aery th em
pire la the capacity of councillor.
t It Is practically certain , that the new
president of the council will be Ivan
Golouboff. .that the vice, presidency will
be given - to Serge Manotikhlna. , Doth
these men are Russians. The council of
empire corresponds In Importance to the
American senate, but in addition It wMda
certain powers which In the United States
are vested In the president and supreme
court. A number of Its members are ap
pointed by the emperor, while the re
mainder are elected by th Zemstvos. ,
Since the elected membership I seldom
complete and as It slways Includes a
number of non residents, the appointees
of Emperor Nicholas always are in a ma
jority In the council which, after the em
peror himself. Is the most Important' gov
erning factor In the empire. Th president
and vice president always are appointed
Russian ' officials bearing Teutonic
names predominate In the government of
Poland. These men also are being grad
ually replaced with born Russians thus
removing one of the complaints of th
Poles. After the cspture of Baron Korff,
the governor of Warsaw, by the Ger
mans some weeks a,go, he was replaced
with a man named Von Essen. Later
Von Easen was supplanted by the head
of the emperor's chancellory, a Russian
Charge of Fraud in
WASHINGTON, Jan. lS.-Unlted Slates
Attorney Karch of the eastern district
of Illinois has been authorised to begin
an Investigation of the published charge
tiiat frauds were committed In th Eight
eenth Illinois district in the fall election
when former Hpcaker Cannon was re
turned to congress.
Officials of the Department of Justice
here know little about the matter, x-
cent published renorta that several nun.
dred voters went to the Klf htaonth till- I
nols district from Tcrre Haute, Ind., Just
across the state line. The department Is
waiting for further data from Karch.
Bank Robbers Who
Ml'KKOOKE, Okl.. Jan. lX-Two of th
three robber who held up and robbed the
First National bank of Terlton, Okl., yea-
) terday and killed Robert Moore, a deputy
sheriff, were raptured late yesterday and
are In Jail today at Pawnee. The third
cacatwd. Most of th $3,000 taken from
th bank wss recovered.
PARIS, Jan. 1$. "Th rel reason foi
the strict guarding of the Belgian-Dutch
frontier," says th Matin' correspondent
at Havre, "ia an epidemic of desertion
which began In the German ranks after
the littlle of the Yser. From November
IS to Dectmlier IS tber were 1 1,000 deaer
I'ona Hum the garrison of Bruges alone."
House today by the president, sussested
several amendments lo the shipping hill
which he thought would make it accepta
ble to some republicans. One would place
control of the government ships under a
nonpartisan board, and another would
eliminate the tenirary character of th
The president expects to aee other
republican seratora In the near future.
Some democrat oppose the bill, and the
president plans to win enough republican
voles to pass It.
The assaults of the- allies
against selected positions. In the
German line, Raining ground for
thorn at several points during the
laat week, have led to German
counter attacks In force and the
heaviest Infantry fighting for
some time. The official com
munlratlons from Berlin and
Paris Indicate that the Germans,
having brought Urge bodies of
troops Into play, have checked the
advance of the allies and have
themselves made Important gains.
Further Important successes In
the campaign against Turkey were
announced today by Russia. It la
asserted that One Turkish regi
ment waa captured, another par
tially destroyed. The statement
today of the Russian ataff attached
to the Caucasian army, however,
shows that Turkish resistance has
not been broken, stating that ob
stinate and bitter fighting Is still
Turkish forces which Invaded
'northwestern Persia are reported
unofficially to have occupied Ta
briz, an Important Persian city
within the sphere of Russian In
fluence. In southern Poland the Russians
have made another attempt to
push across the Nlda river, appar
ently in an effort to advance once
more on Cracow. ' An official Aus
trian statement says the Russians
were compelled to withdraw under
the fire of the Austrian artillery.
BODY OF MBIT IS
FOUND IN THE RIYER
Froze nin the Ice of the South Platte
at Point . Indicated by Roy
Roberta in Hi Confession. ' ;
IN CHARGE OF THE CORONER
NORTH PLATTE, Neb.. Jan. 13. -(Special
Telegram.) By Sheriff Salisbury, A.
E. Tiinmerrnan and I. B. Trout th body
of Vernon Connett was found today In
the South Platte river pne mil south of
Yesterday Roy Roberts, charged with
th murder of oCnnett, snd who ha been
bound over to the district court of Lin
coln county to answer to thst charge,
stated that Connett was killed by Charles
Clayton at Bund's ranch, about eight
mile west of North Platte, August t. 1914;
that he, Roberts, hitched up Connett's
team, loaded the body Into a wagon and
deposited it In the South Platte river on
mil south of Sutherland. Thla Informa
tion was wired to the county attorney
here laat night snd Sheriff Salisbury,
Tlmmerman and Trout went thl morning
to the location described and there found
the body frosnn In the Ice. It wss brought
hero today by Coroner Makmey.
The body of oCnnott I encased In Ice
and it I impossible to tell whether the
Jawbone I still Intact. Some weeks ago
a Jawbone was. found about a mil from
where the body was found today, and
was Identified by Connett' relatives.
After putting the body In the river,
Roberta yesterday confessed that ha
drove the team to Ilershey, sold It to
William Jenkins for $2tf and then came
to North Platte and divided th money
with Charles Clayton.
There la no question but the body found
today ia that of Vernon Connett. The
shoe and clothing are Intact and can be
Identified. Krlatlves of Connett will be
here In two day. Th situation at pres
ent Is that Charles Clayton and his wife
asert that Roberts murdered Connett,
while Roberta Insists that Clayton was
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Killing U, S. Hunters
BRIGGF.Bl.'RN, Ont.. Jan. 15.-Promln-atol,
a constable; Thomaa W. Delaney,
corporal; Archie Kayo and privates
Kinsman and Macintosh of the Forty
i'ourth Canadian Infantry, facing charges
of manslaughter growing out of th kill
ing of Walter Smith at Fort Erie, De
cember 28, were arraigned before a magis
trate here today. Through counsel, the
men entered pleas of not guilty and
asked that they be admitted to ball. The
application for bail was opposed by rep
resentatives of the crown attorney and
was denied. The men wcr committed to
Jail and trial wa set to begin March $
HOUSE NAVAL COMMITTEE
FAVORS TWO BATTLESHIPS
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13.-A naval build
ing program of two battleships, six tor
pedo boat destroyer and seventeen sub
marine was adopted and Incorporated
Into th naval bill today by th house
naval committee. Th bill wa reported
at one to th house. The vote for th
two battleships wss sixteen to 4; for th
six torpedo boat destroyer, fifteen to
five, and for th seventeen submarines,
eleven lo nine.
Turkish Force is Making Surprising
Resistance to Advanoe of Rus
sians in View of Reported
GERMANS ACTIVE IN FRANCE.
Violent Fighting is Reported hy
Paris at Points Near Soissons
BATTLE CONTINUES ALL NIGHT.
LONDON. Jan. 13. The stand of
the defeated Turkish army at Kara
Urgan, between Sara-Katnysh and
the frontier of the Caucasus, and the
attempts of the Germans to check
the adVance of the allies In France,
northeast of Soissons and near
Perthes, marked the principal points
today where desperate conflicts are
reportedto be rasing.
For six days the Turks have been
making a valiant effort to rally their
retreating forces, and, aided by a
garrison from Enorum, have been
making a surprising fight, In view of
Russian reports of their, recent
crushing defeat. . .
The latest Petrograd official commu
nication says the fighting at Kara-Urgan
la turning In the Russians' favor, but
both armies are righting with the handi
cap of deep snow and bitter cold.
Private Petrograd dispatches say th
Turks shw no signs of weakening.
Two Hetties Iw Pre are,
The Germans have again stormed "Bpur
m," northeast! of frissons. In what Paris
describes sa an "Important attack," th
result being still unknown this morning.
Th French took the hill only last Satur
day, and alnce then the Germans have
made a determined effort to carry It by
a counter attack.
The scene or th righting Is the nearest
point . to the French capital along the
battle line, bi-lng only alxty miles from
Similar violent f'ghtlng I reported as ,
progiesslng about fifty miles further esst.
near Perthes, where th Germans by a
counter attack succeeded In breaking
through and In establishing themselves
be Ind the "French advanced position,
north of Geausejour. . The fighting pre-
sumably continued all night, but th out
come waa not known this morning. Th
German apparently are making great ef
forts, not only to 'hold what they have
recover, but also to drlv th French
farther back, a an advance on the cart
of th latter would threaten their com
munication to th rorth.
T.mrpt Agcaia Threaleaed.
Telegrams from Cairo revive the re-f
port of a German-Turkish Invasion of
Egypt. A dispatch received here says
that the Turkish force, officered by Oer
riians, which are gathered in southern.
Syria, waiting to attack, are holding back
only until th arrival of expected rein
forcement. Dispatches from Sofia Indicate that
Rouraanla plana to start it campaign
through Transylvania In February,
WfialA Tlrafra TTnirtr'tr
Buoy Long Ways
ST. JOHN, N. B., Jan. 13. "Roaring
Bull" buoy, which, with it anchor,
weighs 1,000 pounds, was carried away
by a whale, according to ofricers of the'
Canadian government steamer Lans
downs In port today from a search for
the missing guide to mariners. .
The Lansdowne found a dead whale,
fifty feet long entangled in the chain of
the buoy, which had been dragged a lone
distance. Th whale apparently died from)'
CTATE ENGINEERS MEET TO -ORGANIZE
Hartaon L. Mark, concrete and Irriga
tion -engineer of Oshkosh, Neb., Is in
Omaha to assist in the organisation of
g state engineering eoclety, ,the promot
er to meet at the Paxton hotel thla1
morning.' Mr. Mark surveyed Garden,
county snd Is an applicant for suneiinJ
tendent of Irrigation division No. 1, th
south half pf the state.
You can often pick up soinrj
pplondul bargains in the "for
Sale" columns of The Bee. !
reopic are iicijucuwjr
compelled by circumstan
ces to sacrifice the f uniish-
tags of a whole house in or
der to raise money quickly.
The lufky jer.son is the one
who looks out for these bar
gains ami who acts quickly. If
you want to be that. one, read
the ''For Sale" column of Th
Bee every day.
Phone Tyler 1000
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