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Chairman Fries of the House Com
mittee Receives One Hundred
Ninety Applications for
State's Cash.
Ask that They Be Allowed Hotel
Bills While on Cir-
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 18. -(Special.) About 1M
Item involving claims against the (fate
have been turned over by the auditor's
office to Chairman Frfes of the house
committee on claims and deficiencies for
action by the legislature. These will be
tabulated, after which tho committed
will go over them and decide which have
enough apparent merit to be Incorporated
In the general bill for claims and defi
ciencies. Practically one-half of all the claims on
file are by newspapers for printing the
constitutional amendments voted on last
November. The total of these claims will
be in the neighborhood of S17.000.
Occupation Tax Refunds.
A dozen corporations are anklng refunds
of the occupation tax paid to the state
for m.1 or 1914, or both years, on the
ground that they paid more than was due.
They paid tax on th full amount of capi
tal, whilo the law requires payment on
only such portion as Is urrl In conducting
the business In Nebraska.
R. D. Mcl'adden. who was hotel com-
vmieeioner under tho Aldrich administra
tion, wants this legislature to allow him
$H25 sulary which the I!H3 legislature re
fused. McFadden had the use of a $3, 00
appropriation, but overran it and piled gp
a large deficiency. The legislature two
trs ago thought that he had been too
extravagant and turned down his salary
claim, though It did allow his expenses
over and above the regulur appropriation.
, J. H. Gilchrist Is asking for the allow
ance of twelve Items, beginning at fcS.and
running up to 175, for examining trust
companies for the auditor's office. The
total claim Is $470. ,
Claim from (herrr.
Woodruff Ball of Valentine wants
l, 402.66 on account of his litigation with
the state over 100 acres of Cherry cdunty
land. Of this amount Jl.0ol.38 Is for at
torney fees and other expenses, which,
he says, he Incurred (not Itemized) $317.90
ns balance of costs, and '$ .3S Interest.
Former Attorney General Martin refused
to pay the cost of taking new testimony
at the second trial, as the supreme court
ruled that this should bo paid by Ball,
no matter how the suit should be decided.
This is what he is now asking the legis
lature to allow.
- District Jo d ires' Demands.
A nninoer or aiuini juuges nave nieu
. claims, for hotel bills and railroad tare
incurred at different times. The legisla
ture two years ago appropriated J4.0..0 for
railroad fare and livery expense, but cut
out hotel bills. Notwithstanding this, some
of the judges think the state ousht to
pay their hoard and lodlti'g when they
are away from home.
Judge .W. G. Sears of Tekamah,-who
holds court most of the time at Omaha,
has a bill for $.!! for room, lodging and
board for a period of fourteen months In
IM09 and 1910. He waa a gretm hud on. the
bench at that time and didn't follow the )
practice of other district judges in collect
ing their traveling expenses from the
state. Since Ivlo he has tuken care to
tile claims therefor. ,
The other claims of district Judges
pending are: B. O. llostetler. Kearney,
$137.76; L. M. Pemberton, Beatrice, !'3.38;
II. D. Travis (deceased) Plattpmouth,
194.29; W. II. Wcstover. . Rushville, I4.C4;
J. R. Jlanna, Greeley, I4.Q8,
Four Persons Are
Injured by. Fire in
. Hotel at Sapulpa!
6APCI'A.Okl.. Jan. U.- Kour persons i
are expected to die from Injuries received j
early today in the destruction of the Na
tional hotel by fire, following a gas
explosion. Two other persons are dan
gerously Injured In . recuse . wort .Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Friend and their two young I
children received burns which it Is feared
will kill them.
The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. m. Tuesday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vinlcity
Fair; not much change In temperatuore.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
Hour. Deg.
5 a. m 22
6 a. m 26
7 u. in 24
S a. in 24
a. m 24
W a. m 24
U a. in 24
12 m 25
. 1 p. ni 26
2 p. ni 27
a p. in 27
4 p. ni 'SI
i p. m 26
p. ni 24
7 p. ni ,..:
8 p. m 23
Comparative Local Record.
J915. 1914. 1913. 1912.
.... 27 47 3.1 17
.... J7 34 h 2
.... 22 40 22 t
T .17 .00 .04
preclultation d.nnr.
Highest yesterday
DoWeet yesterday
Mean temperature
Temperature anil
turea from the normal:
Normal temperature 20
Excess for the day !
Total excess since March I ".'."717
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
Titflcleney for the day ri inch
Total rainfall sine March L..2H06 inches
Deficiency since March 1 a. Jo inches
Deficiency for cor, period 1913. Inches
Deficiency forcor. per'od 13U. 4.06 Inches
Reports frona stations at T P. If.
Station and htate Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 i. in. i en
i neyenne, ciouny :c .14
Faveniort. clear 22 Vi
Denver, cloudy . . t- 4
Des Moines, cloudy 2ii
North Plane, cloudy.... ,
Omaha, clear , ii -,
Rapid City, tnow 3) kt
fioux City, riuir 24 2, '
Vslenliiic. know H
Below sro.
I indicates trace of precipitation.'
U . Wh-UiU, Local Forecaster.
WITH HISTORIC BACKGROUND Australian soldiers encamped by the Pyramids in
Egypt, waiting for the shock of battle with tho Turkish troops.
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In Passing Appropriation Bill Stipu
lates Money Upper Body to
Spend for Employes.
(From a Ftaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 18.-(Seclal Telegram.)
In ita passage of the legislative salaries
and expense appropriation bill the house
this afternoon threw down the gauntlet
to the senate, stipulating the amount the
senate shall spend for employes.
The house bill. Instead of . putting the
total amount to be appropriated for ex
penses of the legislature in one lump,
goes to the extent of stipulating that
$10,000 shall be for employes in the senate
and a like amount In the house. The sen
ate has understood that house members
say that if the senate exceeds that
amount for tho session there will be no
more money, coming. Just what the upper
body will do when the bills come over
for its consideration is hard to. tell, but
the senate asserts that the house can't
tell it what it shall do.
' For Kconomr Record.
The charge is also made that there are
two or three house members who are
looking forward to polltk al honors In IMS,
and that they hope to wake a record for
economy this winter that will help them
on the- way X v
flenatrt 'members ear tnat Norton of
Polk wants to be governor, while Taylor
of Cuator still has his eye on congress.
If they can make a record for eoonomy
and then hold senate to blame for pre
venting them carrying out their economy
program It will aid them in their cam
paigns. And now comes something else. The
house adopted the new plan of printing
the minutes each day, and having them
on the desks of the members the next
morning, as a part of the economy pro
gram. They hoped that by cutting out
the old solvilers as custodians and the
cripples as postmasters that they could
save enough to pay for the printing Job.
They kicked up such a howl because the
senate was standing in the way of real
reform by not adopting the plan, that
the latter body finally voted the enw
deal. Then the senate discovered that
the new plan was going to be so ex
pensive under the charges made for
printing that nothing was likely to be
gained, and appointed a committee to
investigate the matter.
ftenatc Has start of It.
Then the house discovered that the sen
ate had got the stirt of it on the inves
tigation and fearing that the upper body
would get a littleglory It hustled around
this afternoon and had a committee ap
pointed to investigate the printing deal
The senators say that "economy ceases
to be economy when efficiency suffers"
and they do not propose to have effective
legislation ruined thus. We are here to
legislate for the state of Nebraska," said
one of the momieri of th emajority in
the upper body, "and not to try to pull
off stunts that will help us Into a bigger
July Cotton Delivery
Rises to Nine Cents
NEW TORK, Jan. IS.-Cotton went to
above to t eents a pound here todsy for
July delivery, a new high record for the
Cotton for delivery in other active
months was up generally from 30 to
points above the closing figures of
last week. This ws about (8 a bale more
than low prices of last month. The de
mand was active and notwithstanding
heavy sales all offerings were readily
Buyers were encouraged by reports of
continued firmness in the southern spot
market and continuance of the heavy ex
port movement.
From a Staff Correspondent.),
LINCOLN. Jan. 18. iSpeclal.) Senator
Howell's resolution endorsing the reso
lution of Senator Hitchcock In congress
protesting against the exportation of
arms to warring nations, was recalled
from the house by the senate today.
The house had refused to consider It
on the ground It was a concurrent af
fair and should, tske the course of
reular bill which had not been the case
In the upper body.
twnator Howell made the motion to re
call. It will have to be considered again
In (tie senate and there are indications
difficulty wlll be experienced In securing
aa endorsement.
Jury Trials Granted Mrs. Lucy
Parsons'" and Other Alleged Rioters
CHICAGO. Jan. 18. -Jury trials were
granted today to the twenty-one men and
women arrested yesterday In a riot In
South Hiilstead street which "is pre
cipitated by an attempt ot a number of
unemployed men and women to parade
without a city permit
Mrs. Kucy I'arsons, widow of Alhert
Parsons, who was hanged In 187 for
complicity in tho Haymarket riot was
among the twenty-one. She carried a
banner in thft attempted parade. The
Key. Irwin-St. John Tucker of the Kpls
copal Church of the Redeemer, another
ot the aiTtjsted persons, declared he was
on his way to Hull House, when he saw
the parade being dispersed by the police.
He rushed into the crowd and sought to
carry a banner Inscribed "Give Cs This
Day Our Dally Bread."
In the riot several policemen were
! slightly Injurrd and many of the parau'
crs were clullbed and bruised.
Bonds on. state charges entered against
the twenty-one were fixed at 300. Bomls
were quickly furnished by friends and tho
prisoners wero released. Their trials will
be held in the municipal court
Pastor, of First Methodist Cuits In
vesti gating Committee When
His Report is Tabled.
A report by the Ministerial Union's
committee for the investigation of al
leged law violations and crime conditions
in Omaha was laid on the table by a votu
ot the preachers at their regular monthly
meeting at the Young Men's Christian as
sociation. After the meeting Rev. Titus
Lowe, pastor of tho First Methodist
church, who wan originally chairman ot
the committee, stated that he had with
drawn. "The committee refused to adopt my
plan of a&Mon ani 1 could not see the
matter their way, so 1 pulled out," ir.
Lowe declared. He Jiad started the
whole affair two months ago by alleging
that laws were being enforced only wit'i
laxity, and that "something ought to be
With Rev. C. N. Dawson of Diets Me
morial Methodist church in place ot Dr.
Lowe, the committee held meetings a 'id
followed a course of action less radical
than that advocated by the latter. When
the report was submitted irrlng ad
dresses were made In executive session,
according to Rev. E. B Pamp, sec
retary. Instead of positive action being
taken on the matter. It was finally laid
on the table Indefinitely.
All Activity Stop.
Members of the union were loath to
1 discuss the union's attitude after the
I meeting, with the exception of Dr. Lowe,
who intimated that his cherished plan
for a probe of conditions and drastic ac
tion by the ministers had fallen down, at
least in part. As It now stands the re
port la on the table; the originator of the
Investigation has withdrawn because his
plans were voted down by the commit
tee, and the union refuses to make pub
lic any details of the probe. If one were
Members of the committee, in addition
to Rev. Dr. Dawson, are Rev. Thomas
Evans of the United Evangelical church.
Rev. . J. R. Beard of Central Park Con
gregational church, Rev. Arthur J. Mor
ris of lmmanuel Baptist church, and Rev.
E. 11. Jeuks of the First Presbyterian
church. All refuse to divulge the nature
of their report,
Ir. Lowe spoke on the coming revival
campaign of Billy tiunduy in Omaha.
Rev. U. G. Brown, district superintendent
of the Methodist church, was voted into,
regular membership In the union, and
Captain II. H. Kline of the rlalvatum
Army Industrial Home was made an 4.
sociate member. The work of tho Union
Gospel MImIoii was presented to the
union by Miss lewey of that orann.
tlon. ' , .
Senate Refuses to
Suspend Rule to
Advance Dry Rider
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. -The senate
defeated today, 40 to 38, the motion ot
suspend its rules for consideration of a
prohibition rider to the District of Co
lumbia appropriation bill. A two-thirds
majority was neceaaary to suspend the
rules prohibiting general legislation in
appropriation bills, and the motion fulled
to receive even a majority. - Debate has
lasted five days.
The riots wits the result of an attempt
of about t.FiOO unemployed men and
women to parade. 8ome of the march
ers carried black bnnners on which in
largo white letters was the word "Hun
ger." Other banners carried the slogans,
"We don't want charity; wis want Jobs,"
and "Give us this day our dally bread
l'ollce demanded that the marchers halt
as no permit had been Issued for them
to parade. The marchers, according to
th police, began to push the banner
bearers forward. Fighting started In
stantly. Police with revolvers and clubs
drawn rushed the crowd, felling all
within their reach. Women marchers
grabbed the policemen by the legs and
threw them to the street, biting and tear
ing at their faces with finger nails. A
number of shots were fired by the police
In their attempt to drive back the crowd.
With black eyes and torn clothing the
police fought their way Into the crowd.
arrested twenty-ono and with difficulty
locked them up in police stations, after
squads of reserves had come to their
Indications that Deposed Provisional
President May Have Set Up
Another Government.
K-ii I'AHO, Tex., Jan. 18. Mexico City Is
reported In a great slate of disorder and
excitement equalled by the Dlax-Huerta
uprising against the Madero government
in 1912.
General Villa, with the main group of
hla army is expected to return today to
Mexico City in an attempt to adjust the
Hltuatlon of the convention government,
Incidental to the flight Saturday from
the capital of Kulalio Gutlerrcs, the rto
vlclonul president.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.-When Gen
eral Gutierrez left Mexico City yester
day morning lie took with him most of
the troops garrisoning the cupltal. Htate
department advices Indicate that Gutter
res's present command la C,00( strong and
officials hero infer that few soldiers re
mained in the capital from the fart that
the first act of General Garxa, tho new
provisional prcMdcut, was to utilize the
police force temporarily for military pur
poses rl
The State department Is particularly
anxious to know whether Gutierres had.
abandoned ull claims to the provisional
presidency or had gone to Pacbuco with
part of his cabinet to set up a govern
ment there in defiance of the conventional
faction in Mexico City.
So far there has been no confirmation
of reports that Villa and Zapata have
bioken off rriendly relations. Villa is on
his way from Ague Calientes, where he
hua a formidable army assembled, and is
expected to enter Ihu capital today. As
part of the garrison remaining in the
capital Is said to be made up of Zapata
troops, the report of a breach between the
two leaders soon will be put to a prac
tical test.
A telegram to the Ctate department
dated January Id, K a. m., from Mexico
City, states that all business houses were
closed and uncertainly existed as to what
faction controlled tho city. Another tele
gram sent st 0 p. m. the same day said
the reason for the sudden departure of
Gutierres still was unknown. The gov
ernor of the federal district had given as
surance that thero was no cause for
alarm In the capital, adding that he had
sufficient troops for the preservation of
order and anticipated no attack upon tho
A telegram dated January IT from
Aguas Callents said nil rail traffic south
of that place had been suspended.
An undule.l telegram . fioni Mazatlnn
laid the cruiser Maryland and the Mex
ican gunl'ot l';tpas bad ar-lved there.
Nine railroad britlgs had been burned
between Niivajoa and Mazatlan, the mes
sage said, and uprising forces were en
gaged at N'avajoa.
WASHINGTON. Jan. lS.-PrM.n wn.
I son has set aside three hours next Kri
I day for a public hearing on the literacy
test provUlons of the Immigration l.iil
recently x pabsed by congress and which
was received today at the While House.
The hearing will be heard in the east
room, where President Taft held a blar
ing before vetoing a similar bill.
Each Excaration in Earthquake Dis
trict in Italy Serves to Verify
Earlier Reports Estimates
of Casnalties.
Sevent Thousand Refugees, Two
Thousand of Whom Are Injured,
Have Reached Rome.
PROPERTY LOSS IS $60,000,000
HOME, Jan. 18. Rescue work
throughout the wilderness created
by tho earthquake- last Wedneaday
com In nes slowly and under great
difficulties. Kach excavation nerves
to verify earlier reports of the. prob-
ahle. casualties, though here an J,
there, despite the fHct that five days
have elapsed since the catastrophe,
living victim" are being released
from their prison of rrutuhliHaT
plasters and fallen timbers.
Thousands of soldiers and civilian, In
cluding many members cf the nobility
gradually sre systematlsing the relief
work and are getting food and shelter
supplies over the obstructed roads to
stricken towns and villages. The relief
work now, however, overshadows tho
rescue efforts.
The pope, according to the Orscrvatore
Romano, has sent aid to sit tho bishops
of the dioceses in the earthquake aonu.
A fund of an.wiO.OoO lire (W.OOO.iumTi lias been
received by tho pontiff thus far. About
T.&00 refugees, 2.000 of thcin. Injured, have
reached Home to dute.
One estimate of the property loss ssya
It will exced DflO.fltin.nao lire VW.o00.0oe.
No official figures as yet available.
In dozens of, villages c ill sens who es
caped with their lives are alill In poig
nant fear that new shocks will tumble
their buildings about their heads and are
ramping out to avoid further danger..
Gradually, however, the seismic disturb
ances are lessening, and none has been
reported since yesttrday.
The greatest care Is being exercised to
avert disease epidemics threatened by
Interrupted supplies and the abnormal
manner In which the people now are liv
ing. Physicians are putting health meas
ures Into effect. ,
Titfatr Thoasaaal Dead.
AVEZZANO. Jan. IS.-(Vla Rome.)
More than 2,000 soldiers, under the com
mand ot Lieutenant General Marlnl, are
ntwork on ti.e ruins of'Avecsano, which
may be described as a wilderness extend
ing for several miles. Slgnor Clufelll,
minister of public works, estimates the
number of dead In the Avesxano district
at 10,000 and 10.000 Injured.
So altogether ruined Is the city that it
Is difficult for the Inhabitants to recog.
nice streets, much less Individual houses.
Prinze Glovannla Torlonl, while clam
bering with the Associated Press corre
spondent over a pile of broken masonry
In the Via Delta staslone, one of the
principal residential streets of the city,
"Almost every house in that long street
was occupied by mv friends.- They were
people of independence, forming the In
tellectual life and-enterprise of the city."
Avesiano was Important as a manufac
turing and trade center. The sugar woras
cost $1,260,000. Home of the machinery
may still be of value. Other mills lest
Important represent a property value of
some $3,000,000.
Prince Works In Wrerkaar.
Prince Torlonia, one of the greatest
landed proprietors in Italy, Isvthe heav
iest loser financially, but he declined to
consider thai at this time. When seen
by the correspondent he had been up all
night working in ' the wreckage. Tho
great Roman prince looked rather Ilka a
coal heaver, as he has been laboring
physically In the vork of rescue.
Among the titled woinen who have coma
here to aid the injured Is lha.Marchesa
Dl Sostegno of Florence. She is working
as a nurse In one of the seven military
hospitals erected in the park near the
new railroad station. -
Incidents of the remarkable lesjjes
which were made are gradually becoming
known. One is told of a lieutenant of
engineers, . C'errl rJ lire by name, who
came bere and located the residence of
his mother. He worked for some time
alono, pulling away stones, but presently
he was assisted by soldiers. After seven
hours ot the hardest kind of labor he
found his mother alive and not very
badly Injured. She had been protected
by an unbroken piece of wall falling over
(Continued on Page Two, Column tlx.)
The National Capital
Mosiday, January 18, 1915. '
The Heaate.
Met at 11 a. m.
Resumed debate on prohibition, for Dis
trict or Columbia.
Philippine committee resumed work on
bill tu enlarge self-government of
Refused by vote of 40 to 38 to suspend
rules for consideration of- prohibition
rldr on Dlatrlct of Columbia appropria
tion bill
Passed THstrict of Columbia appropria
tion bill carrying about SDJ.OuO.O1..
Government i.hlp purchase bill made un
flnlsh:! liuslneaw,
Ke essed at 6 11 p. m. to II a. m. Tues
day. Tke Haass.
Met at noon.
Considered miscellaneous bills by unani
mous consent-
Interstate Commerce committee con
cluded hearings on McK'ellar bill to regu
late cold storage of food products.
Committee bearings on bill or federal
inspection of cold storage plants.
l'ostoffloe committee took up Leais
bill for goverument acquisition of tele
phone systems.
Hecretary Lane submitted supplemen
tary estimate of S4.biU (or administration
of Yellowstone National park.
I'ared senate bill to reform consular
m r i-e.
Paused tM-nate hill to create the Rocky
Mountain Vationui park.
I's-il t ill tu provide for stock raising
Adjourned at i Jt p. m to 11 a. m. Tuesday.
French Official Report Says Weather
Interferes with Operations in
France and Belgium.
TARIS. Jan. lS.-The French official
statement given Wit this afternoon re
cites French siV-cesses yesterday at
various point along the battle line, most
of them artillery engagements. None of
the actions seems to have Iwn of great
importance. There was stormy weather
yesterday in Flanders, as well as In the
The official communication follows:
"From the sea to the Olse there was
yesterday a ylolent storm, particularly In
nelgium. The day saw artillery fighting
at certain points. .
"Near Autreche to the northeast of Vlc-sur-Aisnn
two German attacks wero re
pulsfd. In tho sectors of Hansons and
of Rhelms there mas no change.
in tno region of Perthes there was a
very efficient marksmanship on the part '
of our artillery on the positions of the ;
"in A r gonna the German attacks on I
Hill SSC to the west of Bourrnlllcs. brought !
no result. We took possession of several
German field works to the northwest of
Pont-A-Mousson, In the only part of the
ferest of IelYetre which is still In the
hands of tho enemy. We here Ister re
pulsed a counter attack and maintained
all our gains.
"In tho Vnaaes there has been a heavy
fall of snow. The enemy bombarded
Thaiin, but without Inflicting serious
Senate Favors
Howell Bill for
Merger of Cities
(From a Staff Corrennondont')
LINCOLN, Jan. IK (Special Telegram.)
The achate bill on municipalities late
this sftrlnonn 11 ported unanimously in
favor of he Howell bill which provides
for the consolidation of Omaha and Its
The hill provides that towns joining a
metropolitan city and being served by Uie
public service corporations of that city
shall become a part of the metropolitan
city. r
The bill will make It the duty of the
governor to declare within twenty days
after passage of the law the smaller
towns a port cf tho metropolitan city,
'The measure appear to have the solid
support of the Douglas county delegation,
and Its rrlends think It will without doubt
pass in the senate. The attitude of the
house is more In doubt.
The law is compulsory, no vote being
provided for.
Abe Test Friends .
- See Wilson Giving
s Way to Legislators
WASHINGTON. Jan. lS.-Presldent
Wilson received tho immigration ' bill to
day as passed by congress and ret aside
three hours next Friday to listen to argu
ments on the merits of the measure.
The bill went to the White House with
the restrictive literacy test for admission
of aliens unamended, despite frequent
declaration by the president that this
form of restriction did nut meet with
his favor. What the president finally
will do Is problematical, but his granting
bearings has aroused the hopes of cham
pions of the measure that he will not
veto the bill.
In congress there are many democrats
who believe tlmt the bill could be passed
ovor a presidential veto In both houses
by the necessry two-thirds-majority.
When President Taft vetoed a similar
measure It was repassed by more than
two-thirds majority in the senate and
failed by only a few votes 4n the house.
Bill for Correction
Farm Drawn by Dodge
(From a Rtaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 18. ( special. )-rSenator
Dodge of Douglas would give to cities of
the metropolitan class power to acquire
land and maintain thereon a oorreetlon
farm for tbe confinement and care of all
persons convicted of any violation of the
law who could be sentenced to any city
lor municipal Jail, in a bill Introduced by
him In the senate this aftornoon. It pro
vides that the cily commission shall ap
point a board of three members who shaR
serve without compensation other than
the actual expenses incurred by them in
their work. "
Tho olty Is given the power to appro
priate a sum not less, than $2u,0w to buy
land and equip the place for the work.
It gives the city the right to borrow
money for the purchase of additional land
as It Is needed and for tho erection of
buildings thereon.
Appeal of Frank;
Placed on Docket
WASHINGTON. Jan 18-Tho habeas
corpus appeal of Leo M. Frank, fonv luted
of the murder of Mary Phagan, the At
lanta, Oa., factory girl, was docketed
today in tha supreme court. The state
6f Georgia may now at any time move
to have It advanced for early hearing.
"Without such action It will not be
reached in the regular course of business
for nearly eighteen months.
AMSTERDAM (Via London). Jan. 18.
Emperor William haa issued an order that
untrained, German reservlats no longer
shall be permitted 'to serve as guards of
honor at tha burials of prisoners of war,
according to the Handclsblad. " .
"As much ss we would like to give
dei-eused prisoners of war the last military
honors." the order of the emperor Is
quoted an saving, "all roniurations must
give way to the main work of these
troops, namely, the acquisition as quickly
as possible of tha netcssaxy military
tralnlne;." y
Teutons Assume Defensive Role in
East and Send Thousands of
Troops to Western
Arena of War.
London Officials to Hear of Attempt
to Celebrate it by Decisive.
The Day's War News
In Condensed Form
FHKXCH ADV1(K Ai that the Bi
lled front In the positions taken
after the retreat from "olssons 'a.
alronarer than ever. London asc
J areata that the tiertnans may ol
low their victory hr InssgsrsN
Ina another forward 'movement.
Ilerlln considers that the general
nffenslve movement of the allies,
aid t have bees nrdered month
aio hy (ienernl Joffre, has broke
the completeness of the vleterr
anld to been stained over tho
Turkish troops. Of the forces nt
Karn-Vrarnn, according; to the Rm
elnn wnr office, tnra-e numbers
were killed and the anrvlvors wero
pot-to fllsht.
GKRMANS 1 POLAND aimln have
attacked the Russians went of
Waraaw, bat apparently have been
naable, thna far, to break throe ah
the line of defense. 1st northern
Poland the Russians continue to
advance toward the Prasalaa see
der. t.KRMAN ATTACK on the westers
front has shifted northward from
Holaaons and yesterday there wnn
s severe encounter la the region
of Alhert. Several French trenches
In tho Arsroune are anld to hnvo
been captured.
disputes the Geranua claim of vic
tories n the Araonne, aaylnar thnt
the attack wero repulsed.
a LONDON, Jan. 18. London la recalling
that this la the forty-fourth anniversary
of the proclamation of Wllhelm I aa
emperor of Germany and In the British
capital It fH expected that the day may
bring fiewa of widespread Gar man effort
to follow tip with a' still mora -Important
movement than they achieved last week
!n the neighborhood of Solssons.
In London It Is beVoved that the Ger
mans have adopted what Is virtually
defensive role to the west of Warsaw,
some Hrltish observers arguing that thin
has been forced upon them by superior
Russian numbers and that these de
fensive tactics synchronise with the move
ment of many thousands of ' Teutonlo
troops from Poland to the French and,
Belgian battlefields.
The fighting at' Solssons, some British
commentators declare to, be the precursor
of the entry of these new troops upon a
vigorous offensive . and perhaps an at
tempt to cross the River Alsne. At Sols
sons the French failed to hold their posi
tions on the northern bank of the river.
niiu j or me uttrmana 10 attempt to gam
the southern bank Is regarded as a de
velopmout to be expected. As to future
engagements In this region, it appears to
be a fact that the Trench artillery on the
hills south of the Alsne, commands all
the approaches to therlver and that it
will have to be reckoned with.
Million Fresh Russians.
In the eabrern arena of the war the
steady pressure which the arrival of 1.4)0 -mw
of last year's, levies has enabled tho
Hussions to exert upon the Germans, ac
cording to news dispatches reaching Lon
don, has been slowly pushing back tho.
German line to the west of Warsaw.
News dispatches' today report that tho
Russians re-occupied Plock. This report
has not been confirmed officially, but the
Russians on Saturday crossed the Skrwa
river a few miles, below that point and
may have been able to occupy the cltv.
Russian forces already had reached
Hlcrpee and Gombin, lying respectively
dli-ectly north and south of this provincial
Tho Musi-Ian defeat of the Turks, if tha
claim of Petrograd are fully borne out,
wes so decisive that It may mark tho
close of the Ottoman attempt to Invade.
Russia in the Caucasian region.
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