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OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY MOHN'INO, .IANUAKY a 1915 TWELVE TAUES.
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YILLA WILL GIVE UP
CAPITAL TO FORTIFY
Evacuation of Mexico City and Cam
paign to Strengthen Fosition in
h Old Stamping Grounds
CBXEGON APPROACHING GOAL
General Officei of National Rail-
ways Given Orders to Move
GUTIERREZ GOES TO PACHTJCA
WASHINGTON. Jan. 19. Evacuation of
Mexico City by General Francisco Villa,
and a campaign to strengthen hia position
In his old stamping grounds n the nor.li
were considered likely by officials here
following advices today that convention
officials were packing up and the office's
of the National railway had been ordered
Such action, It was ctfncedeJ, would
muddle even further the tangled rela
tions which the contending factions In
Mexico now maintain.
The various forces were reported to
!nlght somewhat as follows:
General Carransa and his cabinet are
In Vera Cms with their main forces at
Fuebla under General Obregon, "approach
ing Mexico City. Somewhere between
Mexico City and Puebla i General
Gutlerraa and 6,000 men who accompanied
him when he quit the Mexican capital
i last Friday.
Kapata Sit C'nernarnca.
General Zapata is believed at Cuer
Bavaca with the bulk of his iorcea while
a . comparatively small garrison, com
manded by Colonel Roquc Oonr.ulex
Garza as temporary executive, holds
Mexico City. General Villa's forces con
trol the . railroad south from Juarex to
Aguas Callentes, while General Anaelen,
staunch Villa supporter has taken posses
sion of the railroad from San Luis
Totosl lo Monterey.
The State department's last dispatch
from Mexico City, dated 3 p. m. yester
day, was summarized In the following
statement Issued late today:
"Mexico City Is quiet, but there Is
much uncertainty as to what turn affairs
may take In the near future. It has
been widely published In Mexico City
that Villa Is on his way there with a
large force. , On the other hand there are
reports that he wH) not come further
aouth than Queretaro, where he now Is.
The general offices of the National rail
ways have been given orders to mova
north, and the various departments of the
railroad are busy packing all records and
furniture. It is stated that this .move
ment probably Indicates an Interruption
of communication over, the old Central
Jtne and a lack, of confidence In the general-
southern situation1. . ' '
Gees , to Fick.
. "It Is now known that the provisional
president with his party went to Pachuca.
'Two automobiles containing a number of
Blanco's' staff., Including his lirlvatA imp..
IVtin' With hftDirncri. anrl mnrnv tt hall
master, were captured In the suburbs of
the city. It is' reported that the provi
sional president took with him a lurgo
amount of supplies. General Palafox
was quoted as announcing the occupation
of Oiiaaba by the forces of the conven
tion. It was also published that Cordoba
Is threatened. All telegraphic communi
cation from Mexico City wss .suspended
lor a while on Saturday last.
... u I n' Bl 1.11 j VI 11-
tlcles .of prime urccasity in the city and
the depreciated currency makes all prices
high even on the products of the country..
"The dcpartn.cnt Is In receipt of a dis
patch, dated Junuary 1, from Monterey,
with reference to the departure of the
followers of Carranta from that place.
The dispatch states that they left there
January 15 and that the army of the r.a-
. loiial convenlun. commanded by General
i'ellp Angeles and Generals Emllio Hi
dero and Ftaoul Madcro, entered the city."
The National Capital!
Taeaday, Jaaeary 10, 1916,
. The Beaate.
Voted down motion to take up Cum
mins resolution inquiring into Mexican
.cuvtoms collected at vra Crux.
Resume debate on bhip purchase bill.
Hanking and currency committee began
consideration of rural credits bill.
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MANY DIARIES , are being .kept by German soldiers.
Here is a private of the Bicycle Corps posting an entry
in his book. -
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SOUTH OMAHANS ,
Small Delegation; Headed by Mayor
Hoctdr,1! (Opposes ?' Annexation ti
- Before Senate Committee
ANOTHER HEARING JANUARY 28
i From a Suf f "Correspondent.) ""
LINCOLN, Jan. !!. (Speclal.)-A 'dele
gation of citlxons' "or 'South Omaha, Dun-dee-und
other towns affected by the. an
nexation plun as proposed in 8. F. ' 1,
headed by Mayor lloctor of South Omaha,
appeared before the ceriate committee vn
nuiiilclpalitles this afternoon' to proteat
againt the fon-lhle features Of the bill.
Most of the Rpeukcrs -were willing , to
leave lhc 'matleto a t vote, but oposed
the forcible method. The committee
agreed on another meeting Thursday,.
Januur iti at 4 o'croc f6r 'final jhearingi
fc'cnator Howelh ciiatrman of the com
mittee on .municipalities, stated a V the
opening of the meeting that the -committee,
did not Intend to take - any undue
action on the bill, but had given out , the
report of the committee to toe newa
pa)crs so that lieactlba could be taken! by
those. Interested before ,the final action
on the bill in the senute.lt It was so 'de
sired.. ' ' ',' t ' . i '
Mayor lloctor of South; Omaha said
tho People were willing to have. the mat
ter of annexation voted on,, b'ut.they -op-
the undemocratic, plan of haying
torccd upon -Uicm .what1" they did '.not
want. He SJl.r-the people would like a
chance to express ttlctr feelings In ,'tho'
matter and asked for, a postponement of
the present meeting until later . )
H. Arlon Lfwls of lundw said that
Senator Hitciicock. was opposed to forci
ble annexation .and mentioned.' several,
other democrats 6t pronjintence, who,' hel
said, -opposed sUcv aa undemocratic plan,
lie said the matter took tlie same Una
as the uninvited guest i
He could not see -why. Senator Qulnby.
who was not present, favored It ii citi
zen of Dundee, as everybody effe ; in
Dundee was against 'it. - -
. Other speakers were J. J. Dodda, a lum
berman of. Dundee; " Morris" "Hlnchey.
Arthur (V rNiumatL I-fnrv Murnhv
. and John B. Watklns. South Omaha.
Of Missouri Pacific
8T. LOfli. Mo., Jan. lS.-The Gould
are no longer la control of the' Missouri
Pacific railroad. It was learned front an
authoritative source here today, and with
the exception of the share held by Mn.
Helen Uould Shephard, tha holdings of
the Gould family do not exceed approxi
mately 240 shares. A. list of the share
holders of thecompaay has been filed
with the Missouri Huhllc Service commis
sion, and it was said tbat this Hat showed
that the Gould family no longer controls
the property. Reports that reorganisa
tion of the railroad are imminent were
WEDDING IN CHURCH
AT SHENANDOAH, IOWA
SHENANDOAH,' la., Jan. 19. (Special.;
At the close of the services at the re
vival meeting at Uie Methodist church
Sunday night, after tha audience haj
filed out, eight parson witnessed th
wedding of Miss Edna L. Hkiner, njto of
the converts, and William K. Dunhia of
Columbus, Kan. The bride waa formerly
a resident of Coin, la., and waa employed
at a floral store here before th holidays
They left this morning for Columbus,
here they a 111 make their noma.
OF THE FIGHTING
. . . . .
Qbspryer)vwith . French Army De-
-T,.a9ribiiX)perations .in , vest
" y ' : : era.' War Zone. "' "
WEATHEE: HINDERS "FIGHTING i
FAR1S, Jan." 19. An" eye " witness with
the French army 'gives a summary of
the operations in the west. He says:
"The period from January 5 to January
15 has been, like the preceding period,
marked by wretched weather conditions
rains, snow, wind and fog and mud. As
a consequent) the operations have slack
ened. . The events wortliy of notice are:
''First The extension and strengthening
of bur successful operation on the right
bank, of the Yser , between St. Georges
a'ml the sea. The German offensive lii
,f New. Kreacfc, Attacks. ' ) '
i "Third The new. advanoea made by us
In tha region of l'erthes and tha failure
of all counter attack of -the enemy.
, "Fourth Tho failure of the German at
tacks in 'the Argonne.
.."Fifth The continuation' and niaia
tenanca of our, success in upper . AlKace."
The eye witness then describes' what he
terms "our' success In on the right bank
of I tha -Yser," calling attention to Im
portant resulte cbtalned In this' region
since tha end of December, - .
.'"At that time.';-he says, ''w held , in
front, of tha town ,of Nleuport "only a
narrow bridgehead: The allies planned
to extend,' their Mines, which object; has
bMBy attained -from tha sea to the south,
of St. Q.oorgoa." " t .
Th aci-ount eompletea the details of
th taking .of "K. Gaorges. Hetclnning
with, the attack , on ; locember, tl. and
refers to tha difficulties of the operations
in the dunes, the failure of the counter
attack by th enemy : and .. brilliant
charges made by tha native troops. It
concludes with tha statement thst' the
allies' position on' the right bank of the
Yser was finally assured by the posses
thii region has broken Itself on the Yser.
We have, on the other hand, gained a
broad, open apace ' beyond the river.,
' "Second The fighting near Soissons,
where our offensive 'began brilliantly, has
been checked by the flooding of the Atone,
with tho consequent destruction of thre
bridges,' or foot-. bridges.- preventing rein
forcements from' being sent to the right
bank to oppoe a -very strong attack by
the enemy; hence, there has been a with
drawal 'of -lour forces of less than 1.W0
meters (a littlo over a mile), on a front
Of less than five kilometers (more than
slon'of a broad open space. "The Yscr In
this region," It aays. "stopped the great
German - offensive 'a October and No
vember, but the river failed to check
TmM U Ref'aaraL.
Th developments from Me upon to the
A isn, during the' period of January S-li
were not characterized by important
events, relative Immobility being Imposed
(Continued on I'aga Twuj l.'oiuInii'fhre:.)
(Kroro a Btaff Correrpondcnl.)
LINCOLN, Jan. l.-8 rlal.)The com
mittee on labor will meet Thursday aft
ernoon to ronaidnr these three bills:
II. R. 17, Howard Amending workmen's
compensation law la tho liiten-tt of eni
ploes. H. K.'t7. Howard Fixing . minimum
wags of all aduit laborers for regular
tlute and overtime ,snd limiting work day
to ten hours.
It. It. JU, Rleschnk Requiring piiblio
service corpnratlutia to pay their employes
at Mutl-uooliUy Intervals. ,
TEUTON CHIEF OF
STAFF AVERS 'WE
ARE STILL THERE'
General von Falkenhayn, Kaiser's
War Minister, Says Germans '
Have Advantage Every-,
FIGHT ON THE ENEMY'S SOIL
Commander Says Britain Scrappers,
tut Their Forces, lacking Offi-'
cers, Hardly an Army.
FOES' OFFENSIVE IS WELCOME
OKNKRAI. H K A DQ1' A KT KRR OF THE
C.r.RMAN ARM IKS UN FRANCE) Jan.
18. -(Ma lndan), Jsn. 19 -"More of such
offci.sivi (roferr.ng to the present offen
sive operations In the campaign of tha
alllcM, enn only he welcome to us."
The Hrltlsh are good fighters, but an
army without the necessary officers and
norw.oivmlt.sloned officers Is scarcely an
"We'are fully prepared for any attempt
nt 8 landing In Belgium, tho sooner It
conies the Letter."
These ate some of the phrsses. full of
cptlii-.lxm, of Lieutenant General Von Fal
kenlian, the German minister of war and
chief ot statf of German armies In th
field, who today granted the Associated
Frs the, first Interview given any cor
respendent. t.eneral Talks FraaVIy.
The general talked frankly of the pres
ent military situation and tho prospects
of tiie war. which he evidently doe not
expe.'t will be n short one.
Gcnearl Von Falkenhayn is the mon re
sponsible, U'idcr tho emperor, for the
strutegv in' the great world war. H I
comparatively young, as commanders go
the youngest of any leaders of the Euro
pean allies, with a tremendous capacity
for hard concentrated work.
lie Is ut hi (leak in an old French gov
ernment building, whteh houses .the Ger
man general staff, from dawn until late
at night. An unbroken stream of Iffl-
cers with reports ana pians canuns
his decision flows all day long in and out
the little aquarc conference room, with its
table, loaded with maps.
I'erforsM Dual Function.
He uerlorms the dt'al functions of mln-
lator of war and chief of th general staff
and has little time for exercleo and re
creation He elceps at headquarter with
his hand, as It were, on tha throttl of
the -big machine, and yet his slender fig
ure is us erect, hi manner almost as
vigorous, as e day ho flashed Into
public notice with hlo memorabla defense
of the German army in tit Zabcrn de
bate in the Reichstag. .
"This war Is not a war of aggression."
said General Von Falkenhayn, giklng up
the cauttca of the conflict.' , ''It la not
war Drought about by a military. caste or
inllltaiy party In Germany, but on of
self defense. , A ft soldier I cannot, or
course, talit on , tho political .aspects of
the cacses of the war, but earr speak
from a military standpoint.
, ' Says Russia Started H.
"It was forcejl upon us by the Russian
mobilisation lu the face of which we
could do nothing but arm ourselves. Rn
ila hifT been adjefsed and Warned by Ms
majesty and through our junbaasador,
that If It mobilised we must, in self-defense,
order a general mobilization and
take the steps necessary . to protect our
national existence. Russia, nevertheless,
went ahead with . Its mobilisation, while
continuing diplomatic negotiation.
"If a man comes Into your room for a
discussion with gun drawn you oan
scarcely be expected to wait for him to
cock and level It at you before reaching
for your own to defend your Ufa.
""Our position 1 excellent,, we have no
cause to complain. Ws have carried th
war Into the enemy' country on both
fronts; we are still there after five
months of war. . Our present line aro
very strong. The advantage la all on
our side thus far.
Tho Have oa Parts. (
"If our first advanoe against , Paris,"
said the general in response to a quea-
j tion.- "had succeeded fully and in all
respects. It would have been reckoned a
most brilliant achievement. Aa It stands
It Is an admirable one. Loan say so
i freely, because I had nothing to do with
the conception of the plan of campaign.
But one cannot expect to carry on, wax
without some checks and when wa fell
back we swunjr over to the present line
of action in which we have been thor
oughly successful. v
"It Is wrong to interpret the operation
In Flandera as an attempt on our part
to reach Calais and outflank the allies'
armies. On the contrary that phase of
the campaign I the result of an attempt
on the part of the French and British to
iorce their way .north to aeparate us
from the sea and envelop our right flank
and rear, relieve Antwerp and oblige us
to retire from Belgium
"Their plan was the failure, our
counter-stroke the success of the op
erations In Flsnders. They have not out
flanked us and we are still there."
CHICAGO BUDGET IS
CHICAGO. Jan. 19. The annual appro
priation for the city of Chicago, carry
ing f.000,000 mas passed by the city
council last night. Last year's appro-
iprlatlon was r76.O0O.0OQ.
Mr. I clemss tiraated nivarpe.
8HKNANDOAH, Ia Jsn. 19. tSpeclal.)
Following a divorce suit, in which
sensational charges were brought by
both parteis, Mrs. lCvelyn Coleman, was
granted a divorce fiom her husband,
Joseph Coleman, a farmed m-ar Farra
gut. flie was given t-,O0O alimony and
Ju attorneys' fees. Mrs. Coleman ha
mado her home recently at Cbunrll Bluffs
and Omaha, where she was employed In
Kl'ITK Or' KOOM8 AND BOARD IN
WKrtT FAKN'AM IilMTKIlT. f'oN.
DKNIAL FAMILY. I.AHOK IKHThK
AND YARD, CUXVIiMKNT, VKRV
' For favtaer taXormatloa about
this opuortunlty. sae the waat
4 eaoilos of today'. Sea.
To Save Honor, French Officer
Kills Wife Who Won't Co Away
(Correspondence of ths Associated rreea.)
TAR1S, Jan. 1J. The second court mar
tial of the entrenched court of Paris will
soon Judge the case of Captain It,
accused of homicide. Captain II has
a wife and three children to whom ha Is
particularly attached, but the former
seems to have signally hindered his mili
tary career by reason of her refusal to
be separated from him under any cir
When the war broke out she went to
the south of Trance, but learning one
day that her husband was "sflth his regi
ment at Complege. she took the first
train for that point. This was at the
time when the snerel-ln-ohlef Issued a
circular prohibiting all orflcers and sol
diers from receiving their wives during
the campaign. His superior officer re
monstrated with captain II , .retnnrk-
Fliers Drop Bombs
In English Cities;
any Are Killed
YARMOUTH (Via Ixindon), Jan.
19. A hostile aircraft passed over
Tarmouth this evening. It dropped
several bombs, doing great deal of
damage to property and causing some
loss of life.
LONDON, Jan. 20. A dispatch to
the Central News from King's Lyn t
reports that an aircraft passed over
Snndringhanr and King's Lynn last
night and dropped several bombc,
which exploded with terrific force.
An aircraft also attacked the town of
Coromer. a watering place, twenty-one
miles north of Norwich.
The correspondent of the Central News
at Yarmouth, says it Is reported there
that four persons were killed bv the
bombs dropped by the GermaS aviator at
Confirmatory dispatches 1iave been re
ceived by the press associations of the
dropping of bombs-by an aircraft near
Bandringham. which Is a royal residence.
Four bomb were dropped on Kings Lynn,
and other fell near Bandringham Palace.
Iwf A TlTflftV Wis T.n 1A H
-vj- , m. won vu
operative effort oan solve many of th
most important problem that confront
th . American farmer In the opinion of
David r. Houston, secretary of ganoul
ture, who addressed a gathering ot farm-
era and students In th college ot agrt?,!" vanity from Ban Benedetto with
Before the problems of rural credit
and of marketing,, th Individual farmer
acting alone la helplsss," said Secretary
Houston. - "Nothing less than - concerted
action will suffice.
"I'am not advocating an organisation
that shall attempt to establish a closed
market and to fix prices. I do advocate
an economic arrangement which will
facilitate production and enable the pro
ducer to find the latest and best market
tor his products and the consumer to
receive his supplies at the lowest cost.
Jt goes without saying that the members
of th co-operative society must be those
who ar bona fid produoers and that
very approach of the exploiter must bo
President Says He
Has No Power to
WASHINGTON, . Jan. U. -President
Wilson has no authority to declare an
embargo on the exportation of wheat and
other foodstuffs, he told caller today,
discussing recent increases In food prices
in the United States. Such authority
must com from congress, ha said, adding
that he had not investigated the consti
tutionality of such a step. He did not
commit himself on th advisability of an
Th president said nothing' oould be
done by the government toward regulat
ing tha prices unless Illegal practices by
merchants were disclosed by th Investi
gation ha had directed the attorney gen
eral to begin.
LONDON, Jan. lt.-The Central News
hs published a dispatch from Its Athens
correspondent who declare (Bat the
authorities at Constantinople are sup
pressing th news of Turkish defeats In
tha Caucasus. They have ordered the
execution, ha says, of anyone spreading
unauthorised nests reporta
The military rule In Constantinople ' la
stricter today than It was In the strictest
day of Sultan Abdul Hamld. Revolu
tionary rumors are numerous.
WIDOW MUST PROVE RIGHT
TO ADMINISTER ESTATE
FORT DODGE.' fa.. Jan. l.-.peclal.)-
Judge K. M M-CalHn district court yes
terday enjoined I.ura . Reynolds from
prosecuting her suit In 8L Paul against
th Chicago Great Western for 130.175
until th matter of letter of administra
tion ar settled. Bhe claims she married
Reynolds, who later was killed by tha
Northwestern. The claim Is made that
she first married a man named Belmond
and after living with him for four months
ran away with Reynolds and married
Reynolda' parents. Mr. and Mis. W. W.
lieynolds, tf Fore4-City, it is under
stood here, are contesting Laura Rey
nolds'' right to set as adm'iiislratrix.
Judge McCal! will hrsr this phase of the
matter at th-( February term of district
court at Clurion.
Ing that he was compromising hi pro
motion and was also likely to spoil hi
chance for the cross of tho Legion of
The captain tried to bring til wife to
a reasonable view of the situation, but
she continued to delsy her departure. A
now warning a as given the captain with
out effect. When tha third warning came
th captain was told that he must act
without delay or he would b cashiered.
Again he supplicated hi wife to return
to the south ot France, which she re
fused to do, and la a moment of great
mental excitement, fearing dishonor and
degradation, he shot the woman he loved.
The captain will be defended before th
court martial by the eminent head of the
Order of Advocates, Henri Robert. ' In
the meantime he Is being subjected to
examination a to his mental condition.
People of Cities of Southwestern!
Italy Driven from Homes by'
Violent Sietmio Shock.
EXTENT OF DAMAGE UNKNOWN
ROME, Jan. 19. An earthquak of great
force ha ahaken all Calabria, In the
southwestern part of Italy, but so far
as Is known thus far, baa caused no loss
The shock appear to have been most
severe In the neighborhood of Cosensa,
capital of th province. It' frightened
thousa'nds of persons and drove them Into
the open, where they Insist on staying.
They prefer to risk cold and It conse
quent suffering rather than run th risk
ot being buried alive In tho ruin ot
Throughout th earthquake belt In cen
tral Italy, even In town where many of
the buildings are still standing apparently
Intact, the survivors of the catastrophe
refuse to seek shelter In their house
and are suffering terribly from expo sure.
Death. Roll la laotwaalac
As relief work goes forward It appear
that soma districts just south of Aveixano
were aa badly afflicted a that town with
th percentage of dead to tha total pop
ulation almost at large. Th situation
In tha cas of many town and village I
more desperate because aa yet adequate
relief measures have not been taken.
Ortucchlo, southeast of Avossano, la
reported as having at least 1,000 victims.
fully half ot whom hav been found
buried In ' th ruin of th cathedral
there. Th town haa been virtually rased,
- - -a
" now mor tnn days after, th
first shotck, sanitary conditions among
tho living ar becoming almost unbaar
Th same story comes from ethar town
i.uuv wi us ,hv population aead; eelano,
l,8oft feet up in tho mountain, with LOflo
dead; Paterno, with only 300 of Its 2,000
persons still alive; Pesclno, with 4,000 and
mor burled, and many other, towns.
Maay piaoea Still Iaaeeeaalkle. '
Though many 'A these places are near
Avessano, the supposed center of the
dlsturbanca and th consequent relief
work, they hava bean almost Inacoeslble
because of blockaded roads. The food
auppllea ar reported a very Ineufrichintl
and th shelters entirely inadequate. The
organised rescue work Is being pushed
with all hast to reach tha Inhabitant
of these towns in tlmo to prevent great
loss of Ufa among tha survivors. King
Vlotor Emmanuel Is touring the stricken
district by automobile constantly, dis
tributing supplies, cheering, th victim,
ending tha orphans to Home for care,
and rendering other assistance.
Paalo la Coseaaa.
COSBNZA. Calabria, Jan. 19 -The n
Ure population of Coaensa. , as well as
th Inhabitants of Paola, Arpantea, Cas
trovlllaii and Rossano left their . house
when th earth shock occurred. Fortu
nately there were no victim In these
towns. The people, however, cannot be
Induced to return to their dwelirhg. as
they fear a repetition of the shock.
Several houses collapsed In Lussi, a
town of 1.000 peopl, eleven miles north
of here, but so far as Is known no live
Th ahodfs wer especially severe at
Ban Benedetto ITllano. a town of ICS
Inhabitants; at Monta!to,Uffugo, with a
population or 7.T7S, and at San Pletro
Valano and Nappl. Houses were damaged
at these places, but there wer no victim.
The Inhabitants, however, were greatly
frightened and abandoned ' the village,
camping. In the open air, or retiring into'
the . Interior of Caveina. whan !..
times the Calabrese people remain for
months In fear of shocks.
Four Turkish Ships
8BBASTOPOL, Jan. 19.-(Via Petro
grad.) A detachment of Russian torpedo
boats have entered the bay of Slnope, a
Turkish port on th Black sea. In Aala
Minor, and hafo sent to th bottom a
Turkish steamer and three sailing ves
sels. The crews of all four ships were
saved. The name of the steamer" appears
to hav been the Mcorges. , No. date of
this engagement la given. Th news is
BODY OF WOMAN FOUND
WEDGED IN CEDAR CHEST
PITTBBl'KOH. pfc,' Jani 19. -Mystery
surrounds tho death of Mrs. Minnie
Hunter, whose body waa found today by
ner nusoand, FTank Hunter, a machinery
manufacturer In a cedar chest in their
nome. Mrs. J turner disappeared yeater-
oay and her huaband, after searching
for hours, went to the chest to see if she
had worn furs. Lifting the lid he was
horrified to find tho body, the head
doubled tightly against the cheat. Police
and the coroner's office are endeavoring
to unravel the mystery.
Oil Tank Baildera Strike.
TULHA. Okl.. Jan. 18 fin hnn.4
bol'eriuakera and tank builders in Okla-
W n m .til . 4 . 1 - l i . V
......... r. wrri; i-auea oui loaay
because of the refusal of numeroue oil
companies to aign agreeinvrita In hire
only union men, according to offkials
TO FOLLOW GAINS
Both Sidei Are Apparently Bringing
Up Freib. Men and Stiff Encoun
ter! Probably Will De
RUSSIANS ARE IN TRANSYLVANIA
Report that Hungary it Attempt
ing to Make Separate Peace
Are Renewed in London.
TURK ARMY REPORTED CRUSHED
The Day's War News
FI'RTHER alrssre la the effort to
plerre Ike Cierman line above St.
M Intel, wear the raster ead of
battle llae In Frasee, la anaoaaeed
la the official eommaalratlon from
rarla. It la aald that aaotaer Ger
maa work la the forest of I.e Petre
waa eaptared aad that RAO yards
t the Uermaa treachea there aow
have beea oeeaaled.
PRRJICH have retakes the aosltleaa
at La Relaelle eaptared by the Off
ma a a, today's atateaieat from Parts
Rt SSIAN attacks aorta of the VIs-
tala river were resalaed with
heavy tosses, the Rerllaatatemeat
GRRNANI have heaaa another of-
feaalve movement, aeeordlasr to
aefflclal advices today from Hol
land. It la aald that the Oermaa
heavy artillery west late actloa
yesterday and that a battle la la
prosjrreas for the aoaaeealoa of
Yaree. The British are moving? la
fresh troops 'to defead this town,
around whteh oeearred some of the
heaviest flsthtlaar of the war at the
time the Uermaaa were attempt
lag to force their way to the Eng
FRTROQRAD dlapatehee nay that
Raaalaa forces are mevlasr rapidly
westward thraaah Traasyl vaala,
whleh form the eaatera portloa of
II a a Bar y, adjolalasi Roamaata.
Tho Raaalaaa aaw have poaaenaloa
f m moantala pass, whleh aires
them aeeees te Ilaaaary.
TURKISH army cov-art, whleh save
battle te Raaslaas near Kara-Ur-arant
la the t'aaraalaa reg-loa, are
' aald te be fleelaar t award F.rar.
rami bat awlasjr ta rapt are by Hes
sian at their food awppllea are
eoa treated with the alternative of
starvatloa 'or sarreader. It Is
stated that la one place OOA"aol
dlers were foaad f rose a te death.
. LONDON Jan. II.- Though bote
the" British tod French "press cou-
ttnue to discuss the probability of
fresh German attempt to break
through the French lines barring the
-way to rarls the Germans so far
hate failed to follow up their sue-'
cesses In the region of Soissons. The
German troops are remaining more
or less inactive beyond the River
A lane and the only activity shown In
this vicinity in the last twenty-four
hours has been the bombardment of
Stv Paul. . .
The capture of several German field
works on the east bank of the Mouse
river, which according to French, the
official official statement were taken by
assault. Is about the only notable change
In the western war theater.
Kaaslaae la Traasylvaala.
Ther also has peen no change to speak
of In the eastern arena, barring some
Russian gain on the central Poland
front and the reported crushing of tho
Turkish army which tried to make a
stand at Kara-Urgan.
Tha Russian claim to have obtained a
good foothold In Transylvania, but they
hav not yet Invaded that country in
. As th Russian menace to Hungary be
comes more of a reality, reporta that
Hungary I seeking a separate peace are
being revived in London. None of these
reporta can be confirmed, but they Insist
that Hungary la willing to make any
sacrifice rather than submit to an Inva
slori Th new Austro-Oerman offensive
against Servla has not materialised thus
far, but reportsi persist that Austrian
forces ar being concentrated on the Ser
vian frontier and that an offensive move
ment Is Imminent The Servians In th
meantime ar aald to be preparing strong
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