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VOI XL1V NO. 1S3.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOTiXIXd, JANUARY 18, 1015.
On Train and at
Cotsl Ifsws Stands, So
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
ENEMIES OF YILLA
AND TAKE CAPITAL
Seize Control of Mexico City While
Backer of Provisional Presi- I
dent it orr'the North- j
GENERAL GARZA IN PLACE j
Convention Acta with Haste, Declar
ing Martial Law in th
vii la Hurrying southward
MKXICO CTTT. Mex.. Jan. 17. -General
Roque Gonsalos Garsa was last night
elected provisional president of Mexico by
the convention In session here, over
which he presided. The former pro
Visional president. General F.ulalia Gult
teres, together with Generals Blanco,
Robert and Jose. Vasconcelos, left Mexico
City this morning: at 4 o'clock for
Pachuco. Martial law has been declared J
by Garza nd the city is being patrolled j
by mounted police. I
In electing Garza the convention de- j
Clared Itself to be supreme until a new
president is elected and assumes all the
legislative, executive and judicial powers.
F.L PASO. Tex., Jan. 17. The sudden
Change of the chief executive at Mexico
City was made at an extraordinary ses
sion of the convention. The reason for
Garza replacing: Gutierrez, who waa ap-
fiointed only last week by the Villa-1
Zapata convention was not disclosed j
General Villa, with all tlio troops ne
hastily could assemble, is hurrying to the
capital, from Aguas Callentes.
Confirmed 1y Sllllman.
WASHINGTON, Jan. l7.-Confirniation
Of the designation of General Garza aa
provisional president by the Mexiciancon
vcntlon was received at the' State depart
ment today In a dispatch from Consul
Pllllman It added that the convention
had issued formal orders for the with
drawal of forces at Naco, Sonora.
Wmf fvn Wolartaa
111 IbO 1U1 XttjlUaOt.
DEER i3DGE, Mont, Jan. 17.-Habeaa
corpus writs for the release of Michael
( "Muckle") McDonald, deposed president
ef the Butte mine workers; Joseph Brad
ley, vice president of the union; Owen
Smith and "William Winchester", all of
hora have been sentenced to prison for
kidnapping miners during the recent labor
troubles at Butte, were denied last night
by Judge Krickson of the federal district
Court, sitting here.
It was argued" in the petition to the
Court thvt the miners workers had been
sentenced to .felony terms under convic
tions for misdemeanors.
Fifteen States Fight
Rate Raise in West
KANPAI9 CITT. Mo., Jan. 17. Applica
tion of railroads west of the Mississippi
zlver for freight rate Increases on spe
cific shipments, will be contested at the
hearing In Chicago, February 15. l)efore
the Interstate Cdmmeroer commission, by
a committee representing the railway
commissions of fifteen of the principal
elates west "of the river.
This was announced after a confer
ence here today attended by represen
tatives of the commissions In Iowa, Kan
sas,. Oklahoma, Louisiana and Nebraska.
It was asserted at the conference that
if the railroads were granted the in
creases asked, It will coat the shippers
of the west and south an additional
$7fl,0O,Ofi0 in freight charges snnuaMy.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. A son was
17. A on
born at the White 'House today to Mrs.
Francis Bowes Bayre". President Wilson's
second daughter. Mrs. Sayre and the
thlid were reported to be doing well.
WRECKED GERMAN PLANE
WITH BOMB LOAD FOUND
COPENHAGEN. Jan. 17. (Via London.)
r-A German hydroplanj has been found
en the cow. .1 Manoe, a small Danlah
Island In the .Vorth Sea, In a badly dam
'aged condition. There ere no algns of
the crew, who are believed to have per
ished. The machine was loaded with
of weather for Monday and
and Iowa Fair and
Temperatara at Oaiti Yesterday,
lows ret lie
1915. 1914. 121S. 1M2.
y 36 M !
1 1 .hi, ratine anil
T 24 "
t'-rc from Mia normal:
Ni Ural lemiM-rature D
Iw-fulelicy fur Hie day i
Totl excess since March 1 Us
o ii'ai preclpitatioi tW inch
I vii, trncy for the day it inch
Total rainfall since March 1 25.5i inches
1 ictuiency inc March 1 J.OA Inehes
Lx fictcm y for cor. period, 1SI.1. 5 b im liei
Jjefl. i.-ney for nir. feriod. 1SH2. 4. On inches
T ludi fates traie of prec'inlatioii.
L. A. WELrili. Local Forecaster.
m.rV a. in
evKf- 5 2:::::::::
PRIVATE FIELD KITCHEN French soldiers preparing a stew with hastily comman
deered cooking vttensil3. .
DEAD IN OREGON
Former Postmaster and Man of Af
fairs of Omaha Answers to
- Last Call.
ONCE COMMANDER OF G. A. R.
Word came to Omaha last night of the
death at Newberg, Ore., of Major Thad
deus Stevens Clarkson, who had been
making; his home there with bis daughter
for several years. He was 71 years old,
and bad been in poor health fr some
tTP ti! even or 'sht years ago. Major
Clarkson waa one of the best known and
most familiar figures on the streets of
Omaha. He had made his heme here
since 1S66, coming here soon after he left
the army, being attracted Uy the pres
ence -of his brother, Robert H. Clarkson,
who waa the first bishop of the Episco
pal diocese of Nebraska. ,
Actlre In C A. R.
Major Clarkson later left theaw to en
gage in the real estate business, and was
in the social and political life of the city,
and was particularly prominent in affairs
of the Grand Army of the Republic, serv
ing as department commander; of - Ne
braska In ISM); in 1K91 he waa honored by
being made Junior vice commander-in-chief
of the Gran j Army, and in 18!Hi ho
was chosen confmanUer-ln-chief of the
organization, . with headquarters at
Omaha. In 1890 he .as appointed post
master for Omaha by President Benjamin
Harrison, to succeed C. V. Gallagher, tak
ing office on November 1, and serving for
almost flvoTCeara, his tern being some
what prolonged by the controversy over
t ha Mtrnnaei mlmn Pr.dl.1ui., .'W.l.nJ I
, ,,.. . . . . .... ., '
was filling his second term. hen the
Transmlsslsslpiil and International ex-J
position waa held, Major Clarkson was I
superintendent of the grounds an build-!
Ings, and was very active In the direction j
of affairs in these departments. j
Born at ;- t vabnrir. I
Major Clarkton was born at Gettys
burg, Pa., on Aprif 2i, 180. He was
graduated from St. James college. Wssh
lngton county, Maryland, in 17, and
went to Chicago, where he read law.
In 1S5 he took up work as a clerk, and
was so engaged, when the war broke out
Id 181 end he enlisted in an Illinois
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infantry as a private. He served througlt ! officers where they could be found and
the entire time of the war. and was j ret ailed to service in the event of their
promoted at various times, until he being needed.
retired from the service as a major of Mr. Stimson said Americans should be
cavalry. He was msrried In luat to MIhs assured1 that the fate of the Belgians
Mary B. Matteson, in Chicago, and three never should Income theirs. He advo
ehlldren were born to thorn, one th cated that the standing army be Increased
aaugnier wiin wnom ne made his lioiu
;at the time of his death. Mrs. Clarkson coast artillery, and to more Hum 100009 ! ?Un r PerhoiiH on the extra help list
jhas been dead for many years. tmn, Including the reserve which he da- nwteriully reduced and the . commit
I No word has yet been received ss to : scribed ns the foundation of a citlz, n Investigating to see whst can be
plans for his funeral. . ! armv s,,r,n. ...h i doric' lt admitted that some of the
Victor Rosewater ;
Urges Short Ballot
Victor Rosewater of The Bee addressed
the Omaha Philosophical society yester-1
day afternoon on the subject of the short
ballot, outlining plana to secure this re -
suit by transforming some of the present
elective offices to appointive. He raid
that it waa evident to all that the num
ber of elective officers must be reduced
that the voter may excrcUe a discrimi
nating choice. Mr. Rosewater fcso would
abolish some of the offices, making
others with overlapping and longer terms.
He Bpeclally urged that leKlslative mem
bers be elected one to a district, and that
the presidential primaries be separated
from the primaries to nominate state and
Most of the members agreed with Mr.
Rosewater's suggestions. C. G. Cunning
ham, who presided at the meeting, said
A; that intelligence did not amount to much
' at the polls unless the voter was able to
Is I Among other speakers participating in
the dlscuHsion of the talk ; were State
Senator Laurie J. Quinby, T. II. Tibbies.
If. Rabin, James Walsh und Mr. Dodge
of Council Bluffs.
Ship Upon Rocks
HALIfAX. Jan. 17. The American
plainer Csmlno lout its rudder in a storm
south of Huble island 'and is in need of
assistance, according to a wireless mes
sage received here today. The ( amino
sailed from San Francisco Itecember 6.
It is mid to be laden with mipplies for the
Belulaiis. - The Canadian govemmi nt
rteamcr Lady l.amkr has started to the
id of the veadel.
British Lose Over Five
Hundred Men a Day
BKRL.1N, Jan. 17. (By Wireless to
Sayvllle.) The British losses .In France
and Flanders from January 1 to January
1.1. are estimated by the Nleuwe Rolter
damsohe Courant. to number 1M officers
and 6,200 men, according to a dispatch
from Rotterdam ' to the German over
COULD HOLD U. S.
COASTS FOR HOUR
Stimson Says Not Enough Ammuni
tion to Last Guns Over Forty
Minutes at Most.
GARRISON URGES PREPARATION
NEW YORK. Jan. 17. Preparation for
the defense of the United States In event
of war was advocated by Secretary of
War Lindley M. Garrison. Henry t. Stim
son, former secretary, and William C.
Sanger, former assistant secretary, who
were speakers st a discussion on the mili
tary requirements of. the country at the
Republican club hore yesterdays
Secietary Garrison said there la no oc
casion for "hysteria or fear of compulsory
services. When the garrisons In Hawaii
and at (he Panama canal were manned,
he'said, the mobile army in ths United
States would number 1 2C,0tK) , men. Mr.
Garrison, said tjjat in his opinion the
regiments should be Increased to their
full strength of 1.863 men for each,
thereby making a mobile army of 50.0(10
men and that congress should make pro-
visions for 1,000 additional officers.
0,d Trained Rewrre.
"The National Guard.' the secretary
said, "Ig still far from what it should be.
w rnUBt get a reserve of trained men In
tl"' states, a reservo of army officers to
command the men. We should have the
truth told in the public schools. The
scholars should bo told of our years of
travail and prepared to deal with the
problem of defense In later years."
Mr.. Garrison asserted that it would be
of Infinite value to have the thousands
of enli.sted ineu unnuully discharged from
the army and the resigned or retired
to 50,000 men exiiusfve of the reserve and
army. Mipplies tor such an army also
should be provided, Mr. Htimbon asserted.
Not K Munich for Hoar.
' onsrcsHHinai committee;, lie
i Irom Mi to M per cent of the
Congressional committee!, lie continued.
ammunition for the const artillery. Upon
, application to General Crosier, he said
ie (earned that this was enough to last
j for thirty or forty minutes of actual
y ! mi;." he said, "we had ammunition
enough to supply an army of 450,01)0 men
for half a day's battle at a late equal to
that with which ammunition was con
sumed in the buttle of Mukden. Now,
after great efforts, it lias been Increased
to a supply sufficient fur a day and a
Austrians Show '
Hatred for Italy
PARIS, Jan. 17. A Havas dispntch from
Rome sa) a th Messagero declares hostile
intiiiiicsiaiioiis iook piaee i nursoay m i
front of the Italian embassy in Vienna'
and the resldeme of the consular agent-
at Vlllach, Austria.
FEEDERS MAKE GOOD MONEY
IN BELLE FOURCHE VALLEY
BELTjK FOURCHE. 8. P., Jan. 17.
(Speclal.) Winter feeding Is proving to
be a most profitable Industry In the
Helle Fourehe valley. About twice as
many sheep hare been feeding here this
year as there were last, and these are
now beginning to move to market. W. P.
Williamson of Vail has Just marketed 5")
lambs which he fed seventy days. When
sold the lambs sversged seventy-eight
pounds and brought $Ji.M) per hundred, or
$2.712 40. The Initial cost of this bunch
was alMiut ll.MvO", showing a year's
profit of $l.4.4ii, hl.h ctpenke cut to
$1.29.(u foi bis seventy days' work.
THE TWO-CENT FARE
Carriers Are Laying Foundation for
Attack on Law in the Hawkeye
Legislature This Winter.
LOBBY IS WELL PREPARED
From a Staff Cjrrsrondenl.)
DBS MOINES. la., J.,u. 17.-(3peclal.)
Members of the legislature today re
celved information thnt the railroads are
taking steps looking tewsrd the repeal
or change of the 2-eent fare law In this
stste. Some of "the members have re
ceived communication a Indicating the
railroads will have nulte. a good deal
to do with the legislature and, ask a
great many things.
But one of the first things Is to at-
tack the 2-ccnt fare. They will claim
that the Interstate Commerce commission
has In effect decided that 2 cents a mile
Is not remunerative and they will show
that under the decisions of the courts
it will be possible for the commission
to compel an Increase in rates in Jova
despite the law. It Is known that the
railroads have organised a nuw agency
here," -which Is nndertaKing to juittj con
trol of various avenues 0C dissemination
of news and are preparing to do some
advertising in order to fix the news
papers. They have provided for the
usual lobby to look after their Interests,
This may develop Into one of the big
features of the entire legislative session. I
The equal suffragists of Iowa ar pre
paring for a more determined attai k upon
the legislature than ever before und are
expecting much opposition to having the
constitutional amendment put up to the
people. They have secured rooms In a
downtown office building and will main
tain open headquarters for their propa
ganda. This will also be the point from'
which they will manage a state-wide
campaign to follow In case they Induce
the legislature to put the amendment
up to the people for a vote next year.
The amendment has passed one branch
of the assembly.
Kstra Help Problem.
A committee of the legislature s wrest
ling with the problem of extra help about
the building during the session. It has
iieen customary fr the legislature to
employ a number of extra Janitors and
others to keep the state house clean
during the scwdon, as the ordinary force
In not competent "to do the work even
without the legislature in session. Hut
many of the members desire that the
Janitors and doorkeepers are unneces
sary and that many of tj,c stenographers
will have very little to do. But bow to
arrange it to leave with the smallest
amount of uniM-cessary help is another
Publlv her Ice Hltals.
In the matter of light and heat there Is
a controversy on In Des Moines, thut bids
lair to rival the ono over the street car
tranchlhe. Promoters are here endeavor
ing to secure a franchise for a heating
and lighting plant. They are. reported to
have abundant financial ylilllty and many
of the huslnes men lavur a franchise,
especially since it promises a public heat
Inn plant fo aerve the business district.
Now the Des Moines F.lectrlc company Is
planning to put in a heating plant. It
already operates el)iht of them, but In
smaller cities. It Is experimenting In
Champaign, III., and Oskalooifj, la., with
a system of vapor heating as opposed to
the distribution of heat with steam, and
promises that if th experiment is a sue
cess a plant will be placed in lies Molnct
at gieat expense,
Flgbt tu hell htale Land.
It is learned llmt a aniall group of mem
beiH of the leKinlature have bunded to-
(Continued on Puku Two, Column Three.)
Thieves Steal an
Entire Freight Train
HAMMOND Ind., Jan. 17 Thieves
stole a freight train of thirty-five cars in
tho Baltimore & Ohio railroad yards at
Indiana Harbor yesterday. The cars were
wrecked and strlpd to tho trucks.
Esrlier In the week three carloads of
coal were taken from a aiding in the
Clicsaiwvike & Ohio rs II road ards at
Hammond within fifteen minutes after be
ing left theie by a yard engine.
The authorities declare organized bands
of thieves arc responsible for the disap
pcaruiue of tigiuloads of merchundUe
QUAKE DEAD FULH
NEW SHOCKS PERIL
Fear Pelt Throughout District that
Additional Disturbances May
! That American brrsdsluffs and Amerl
WORK OF RESCUE AND RELIEF' rsii produots of various kinds nre supply-
lint Hi" allies "In the K iropenn war and
All IiaIv Turns tn Tk of Suvinc ! tluU t:eim.ny Is unahie to net any of this
Buried and Caring for Living
EIGHTEEN TOWNS ARE LEVELED j
ROME, Jan. 17.-Fear Is felt throughout
the earthquake devastated district that
additional shocks may add to th work
of destruction, according to r ports
brought to Rome by refugees. Basis
for this anxiety Is found In a !iiatch
from Sora, which ays another strong
earthquake occurred there last night,
demolishing the wajls of partly ruined
buildings and menacing survivors and
those engaged In rescue work.
Scant reports of lentil and damage
In the more remote pieces which suf-
fered from the disaster have been re- j
celved st the capital end
Is Incom- I
from the larger placrs still
plete. but there la no reason to doubt
that when the death t ill Is made up it
will contain fully AMU) r sines. Probably
twice that number were Injured.
Places Haffertnsi Most.
The places which sppurently suffered
most, were Avessano, with about 10,0uQ
killed; Pesclno. C.0O0; Celano. 4,000; Cen
chlo. 2.IOD; Marsl. t.00: Daterno, 1,000;
San Bel I no. ., and Fralturo, 200. It la
leported that Rassa d'Albe lost one
eighth of Its population, while Pesuas
seroll was completely burled.
In the devsststed area there are
scores of hamlets, where probably only
a small percentage of the population
escaped. The same is believed to be
true in th rural districts.
All Italy has turned Its attention, to
the wtirk of rescue and relief. Thousands
of soldiers and volunteers are digging
frantically In the ruins In the hope that
they may release a lew who are still
alive. Hundreds of bodies are being re
covered, but first attention is ' given
where It is believed there is a possibility
the occupsnts of ruined dwellings may
not yet have perished.
Delay la gratia Medicine.
Vigorous efforts are being made by
the authorities to dispatch doctors,
nurses, medicine and food to the ruined
cities snd villages. Criticisms have been
voiced because of delay in sending med
icine to some of the places destroyed,
but it is pointed out that the difficulties
of transportation made greater speed im
The Injured are being cared for in
makeshift hospitals' established In the
ruined towns or In the hospitals of Rome
and other cities. Trains filled with sur
vivors ar arriving here constantly and
tlio refugees are being given th bast ot
csre. Lrgo sums are being subscribed
for the relief of the suffering and Pone
Benedlcl is one of the large contributors.
King Victor Emmanuel has returned to
Rome after visiting many of the places
in the earthquake sone, i where he di
rected the work of rescue and person
ally distributed relief.
Klshtren Town Destroyed.
LONDON, Jan. 17. Eighteen towns and
villages have been destroyed by the
esrthquske, thirteen others left with
scarcely a buiming standing and twelv
more have suffered leaser, damage, the
Lloyd's News announces In a dispatch
from its Rome corespondent. Survivors
are suffering severely, the correspondent
says, and In many places 'thirty-six hours
elapsed before the first relief corps ar
rived. The vast Abruzzl region Is almost de
void of hospitals, the dispatch continues,
and the people still are terrorized by sl
most Incessant earth tremors. Nlnty
elght of these shocks are said to hsve
been counted in the last, twenty-four
WANT MONEY BILL EARLY
PIERP.E. S. D., Jan. 17.-(SpeciaI Tele-gram.)-It
was ordered yesterday by reso
lnt(nn of Roberts that the house appropria
tion committee prepare and present the
appropriation bill not later than the
fiftieth day of,the session.
Clrt-ult court Judges have power to re
move county officers In bills which wero'
Introduced In the house by Nonlby and'
In the snate by "Waters, the bills giving
the power of removal of county and citv
officers for drunkenness and for refusal
to cojnply with the duties Imposed upon
them by law.
Waltner of Hutchinson county Intro
duced a bill to abandon the Springfield '
Normal school, suthorlclng the transfer of
the personal property and libraries to
ether state Institutions ,d authoring
the sale of the buildings snd grounds, I
with tho proviso that the city of spring- i
tbid Is to have
preference liicht at a
MISSOURI PACIFIC WRECK
EAST OF WEEPING WATER
WEEPING WATER, Neb., Jan. 17.
(Ppeclsl Telegram.) Two coaches of
westbound Missouri Pacific passenger
, train No. m were derailed, this morning
by a broken rail a mile and a half east
of here, and, although both coaches were
filled with passengers, no one was erl
ously Injured. J. C. Lehman, local re
palrman. waa summoned and he ordered
a wrecker out from Omaha, t'ntil the
(rack is elesred traffio will be scheduled
over the Omaha-Auburn division.
CLUB ON NEW BASIS
CI I APRON, Neb., Jan. r.-ffpeclal.)
Cliadron completed lust evening a Com
niericul club campaign for $4,500. At ths
regular meeting of the club In Decem
ber It was determined to put the club on
a business basis-and the arrangements
were put In the hanls of a committee.
Buslneas men voted unanimously to put
the secretary on a salary and also to
raise $6,000 for the work. In a campaign
of ens week they have raised almost the
lull amount desired.
Immense Increase in Horses, Bread
stuffs, Oats. Barley and
ciiuntiy's products hcoiiusc of the war
i b'oekado, ! strikingly rbown In a monthly
i summary of foreign commerce Just ls
I sued by the United States IVpai tnient of
them with the figures of lust November
on the corn snondlng products.
It l shown that a year ngo in Novem
ber Germany got from the United States
heat to the value of :C.2i. while last
November It got no whest at all from m
ImriiiR tlis month of November, tvhlle
Germany mi unable in get American
wheat, Great Britain got ;,30!.3i worth
RelKlunt, as well Germany, got no
sliest from Ameiiea in Noveniln r.
i France. In November. l'il, ant tiheat to
mnt of Ml ftvm Anwrl.-s, whll
m N0vrmber, lint, It Kot I.'.p.is,.'.;i worth i
Italy, though nut engaged in the war,
took an enormous quantity of our wheat
aa compared to November a year ago.
The figures is re: November. 113, $129,181;
November, 1911, 4,;K.1,si;4. .
The figures in automobiles sre equally
significant In view of the state ot war
In November, 1913, Germany received
automobiles from the Vnlted (States to.tluv
value of. $T,827, and in November, 1914,
At the same time, while In November,
1913, France bought our automobiles to
thn amount of only ttt.641, In November,
1914. It took 69 cars st a total value of
Sl.714,145. This is sn Increase ot 2,511 per
Oreat Britain Imported three times as
many American automobiles in November,
1914. as in November, 1913.
In the American exportation of ani
mals there la another, significant feature.
In November. 1913, animals were exported
to the value of but 1X11.000. In November,
1914 the exportation of animals reached
the enormous total of STi.KI.OOO. This In
crease In exportation of animals is found
to be most entirely In hoi sea for Euro
pean battle field ,
The figures show that In November,
1913, only 1,112 horses were shipped out of
the United State while In November,
1914, 28,071 horses were exported.
The total imports of the I'nlted Htates
during November, 1914, shew a decided de
crease from the corresponding month
last " year. They were $148,000,000 then
and only $126,000,000 In the November Just
pant. Exports, on the other hand, show
a. decided decrease over a year sgo. The
exports In Ninember,- MIS,, amounted to
$245,E39.042 end In November. 1914, they
were $30&.S78.."lS:i. . This Is a railing ofr in
exports of some J4O,Ox),0CO.
ofloa IJecrene Tells.
This Is not (t large decrease In ex
ports when It Is remembered that
the decrease In shipments , ol cot
ton set the exports for the month
back by $7,000,000. This means that
there la an Increase of imports in
many other lines to make the difference
between the $72,000,000 cotton decrease
and the $0,OCO.OOO total decrease.
Eggs, In a measure, come to the rescue
here as It is shown that the exports In
this piAduct sniounted tu nearly $1,000,000
more last November than a yosr ago.
Here Is also where the exportation of
horses helps to bring up the total loss
on the cotton product. Horses Increased
from $rco,000 to 15,221. tjOO. Hreadstuffs In
creased from $3,0)0.000 to $'.'2,000,000. Oats
Jumped from ?10,009 worth lo nearly
$4,000,000. f Barley Jumped from less than
$000,000 to more than $UiOO,ono.
Gompers Asks Wilson
To Sign Alien Bill
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.-Piesldenij
Wilson was ssked but night by Hamu
Uoinpors and the executive coined f
the American Federation of Labor, to
approve the immigration bill .now before
him and to do everything In Ills power
to sreuro the final puM,gc of the sea
man s bill, a bill to regulate the use of
conxlct labor and u woikmrn's compen
sation bill for enipljyrs In Interstate
The president made no definite proin
lies regarding any of the bills, but after
wards, Mr. Gompers, president of the
federation, said be was "greatly encour
aged," and thst tho president's atti
tude had been "very cordial and sym-
PRIMARY AND ON'PRIMAR Y
POSTMASTER AT SAME TIME
j WASHINGTON, Jan. JT.-(Special Tele-
gi ani.l Eilw ai d II. Bishop or Central
City, W. II. Ilnrstick of West Point an I
A. 8. Campbell of Imperial were nomi
nated yesterday for postmasters in their
In the caso of the nominee, W. II,
Harstick at West Point. Neb. Stephen
selected him without benefit of counsel,
but becaiiNe he believed him entitled to
the Job as a democrat. Edward II.
Bishop waa chosen by a primary, the first
held by Mr. Stephens In the
A. 8. Campbell for postmssler at Im
perial was recommended by l 'onarcstmiuii
elect Hhallenberger, Henatot I litchcock
having turned over the patronage of the
district to Governor Phallenbci ger Im
mediately after his election in November.
FLAGLESS CRUISER SIGHTED
THOUGHT TO BE KARLSRUHE
NEW, YORK. Jan. 17. A cruder without
a f'sg. said by a pilot st Curacao to be
probably trie Karlsruhe, was sighted
thirty-five mllea off Curacao harbor at
daybreak on January 1, by an officer of
the steamer Mararalbo, it was reported
tonight on ths arrival of the Maracalba
from South American porta.
ROSS HOSTS TAKE
IN MOVE ONWARD
Czar's Forces Capture Roadway
Leading Into the Heart of
Austrian Province of
R0UMANIA MAY MOVE SOON
Von Hindenberg Making Violent At
tacks, Capturing Russian
TURKISH CORPS WIZED OUT
liONDON. Jan. 17. A Petrosrad
dispatch to the Central News says:
"Aa official communication Issued
at 6 o'clock this evening gays the
Kleventh Turkish army corps has
been exterminated near Kara-Urgan."
LONDON, Jan. 17. While the
main Russian army has been busy re
pelling what Grand Duke Nicholas In
his official report describes as a ae
ries of violent attack by Field Mar
shal von Hindenberg to break his way
through to aWreaw, other Husslau
forces have stormed and taken Klrli
baba pass, on the borders of Transyl
vania, and have made further prog
ress in their advance along the right
bank of the Vistula toward the Ger
The Germans In force have delivered
seven successive attacks, which devel
oped Into desperate bayonet fighting on
the Russian lines on the left bank of the '
Vistula, and have succeeded lutaklng one
of the Russian advance trenches.
Further south there have been almllar
attacks. In each case preceded by heavy
artillery engagements. The Russians have
sueceedl In silencing the heavy Austrian
guns, which from the banks of the Dun
sjeo have been bombarding the town of
K.ifect on Hoamaala.
The caprure ot Kirlibaba pass, through
w hich roads lead into the heart ot Truns
sylvsnla. Is likely to have a political as
well aa a military effect. It will possibly
hr.Mten the action of Rumania, and wlllj
compel the Getamnlc allies to send
trnps for the defense of eastern Hun
gat y.. With the retirement of Count Von
Berchtold, the forrrter Austro-1 tungarlau
mlnl.Uor of fareign affairs, who is ssid to
have favored another expedition against
Nervia, and because of the greater In
fluence of file Hungarians tn the council
or the empire by reason of the appoint
ment of Hsron Stephen BurBn .aC-jhe
head of the leJeosn depart mettt. the
troops wh'ch were destined for the Her-
j vl.tn oieratior are likely to be diverted
j lo meet the new Russian threat against
French l'riirr on Coast.'
j In the, west there "has been some brisk
j fighting at many points. The French "
! claim to have made further progress
along the coast of Flanders, but not to
the extent which they hava been credited
with by unoflclal reports. Attacka and
counter attacks have also prevailed in the
region of Arras and in the Alsne valley,
south of Laon. but apparently without
either side leaking any advance.
The French 'progress, however, accord
ing to their statement, continues east ot
Rhelms and in the Vosgcs, despilo a
heavy snowstorm. ' Tn the Argonne the
Germans claim to, have Improved their
tlllr. Lose Heavily.
An official German statement estimates
the losses of the allies since they com
menced their offensive, four' weeks ago,
st IjO.OS'j. Including 2o,0c killed and more
than 17,(100 prisoners.
j An . interesting account from German
I sourJrs of tho battlo north of Soisnons
jaiiy that the French defeat was the re-
suit or a surprise attain. while tho
French expected an attack on their left.
the Germans attacked on the right and
center and drove the French completely
lout of positions north of tho Alsne which
it had taken them a mouth to capture.
! Earl Grey, the former governor general
! of Canada, in reviewing a brigade of
: the Cunitiiiun contingent today, told them
they would soon be sent to the front.
I'aiura he ilurk.
MONTGOMERY." Ala., Jan.' 17.Govcr
nor O'Neal, wlioae term expires Monday,
announced In a statement tonight that
be neither would t in nor veto the state
wide prohibition measure passed today
by the legislature. Governor-elect Hen
deiMon, a Iim-uI option advocate, Is ex
pected to veto it.
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