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VOL. XlAV XU. 188.
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CoUl Haw Stands, 5
Wilson Listens fpr Mere Than Three
Honrs to Appeals to Veto
and Sign the Alien
If He Does Not Act by -Midnight
Thursday Measure Will Become
taw Anway.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 22.-For more than
three hours today President Wilson lis
tened to appeals that he tgn the Immi
gration bill and pleas that he veto It,
voiced by the spokesmen of MO men and
women who packed the historic East
room of the White House.
The speakers were labor leaders, pub
licists, social workers, students and
others, representing many Interests in
life, most of the them contending; for or
gainst the literacy test which the bill
proposes shall be applied to determine
the fitness of Immiprants to become cltl-
' lens of the United States.
Plea of Each aide.
Those oppowd to the bill contended that
the literacy test and other restrictive
features are not true testa of the fitness
of an Immigrant; those contending for the
bill argued such restrictions are needed
to preserve the standards of life of Amer
ican worklngmen. ,
At tho conclusion of the arguments
President Wilson thanked the men and
women for their views and said he would
act upon the bill soon; Unless he signs
or vetoes it by midnight next Thursday
It will become law without his signature.
The president has Indicated strongly, how
over, that he will veto the measure be
cause he does not approve of the literacy
There is a good deal of discussion In
congressional circles over the possibility
of repassing the bill over the president's
Will Veto Beat Blllr
When President Taft vetoed an Immi
gration bill because, of the literary test
the senate promptly repassed it over his
veto, but a few votes of the necessary,
two-thirds was lacking In the house. Some
o fthe champions of the bill think boll
houses could now repass It. Us opponents
are sure it is impossible.
The president sharply called to order
cne speaker during today's hearing who
discussed the motives of the opposing
side, but freely allowed applause which
followed the close of virtually every ad
dress. Farmers' Congress :
-Defines Its Position
I on Warehouse Law :
, ( Ftom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Nob., Jan. J!2.-(Spoclal Tele
gram.) The; legislative committee of the
: farmer's congress, in session at the Liu-1
dell hotel, Friday afternoon adopted flee
resolutions to form th.c necleus of a lino
ot action to be backed up by the consrena
in regard to the public warehouse bill.
After consideration of Senate File Noa
1 and 30, the following resolutions were
Resolved, That a warehouse law should
Tie optional as to any elevator, company,
individual or corporation under Us provision-
Resolved, That the act should recognise
farmers' co-operative companies and gie
the same equl rights under the law.
Resolved, That public warehouses
ahould bo usci exclusively for the pur
poses defined: that Is to say, warehouse
men under the provisions of this law
should be prohibited from using public
warehouses for commercial dealing in
grain or other stored products on their
own account. i
Resolved, That enforcement of tho law,
including Inspection and all details of ad
ministration, to be under the control of
th-i railway commission.
- Resolved, That sufficient bonds should
toe required of public warehousemen.
That the farmers will stand on these
resolutions was siaiea oy n cunnomw
that urged the senate committee on agri
culture to recommend to congress that
a federal law be given immediate consid
eration to accomplish''' the Inspection of
' grain at terminal markets. This they de
clared fo be essential to the .t-icceaa of
the warehouse system. The coJlimlttee
on agriculture will take up -this matter
next Tuesday afternoon at t o'clock.
The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. m. Saturday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Fair, colder.
raaratares ta Omaha Yesterday.
Hour. Peg.
.. It. m 1
a. m 1
7 a. m
8 a. m 2
9 a. m.. 3
10 a. m : 4
' 11a. m S
12 m 5
1 p. m 1
2 p. in 7
3 p. m
4 p. ra 7
& p. in (
4 p. in 4
7 p. m -
8 p. m i
Local Kecord.
. im. mi. inn: ma.
.... 8 .11 44 43
.... 1 17 21
.... 4 i S4 M
14 .01 .00 .00
Highest yesterday
Lowest yesterday . .
Jdean temperature .
Temperature and
precipitation depar-
tures from the normal:
jsormai ienieraiure
Deficiency for the day
.. 20
.. 1
Total exceas since March 1.
Normal prw:l pi tat Ion : .Ot Inch
Hxceas for the aay 13 .m il
Total rainfall slnca March I... 27.00 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1!H.. G.&4 lnciu.-s
Deficiency for cor. period, mi.. 4.10 inches
Reaarts from stations at T P.
fall. .00
Ptatlon and State
of Weather.
5heyenn. clear ..
avenport. clear ..
Jienver. clear
D Moines, clear.
North platte, snow.
Omaha, Cloudy ....
Rapid City, clear .
heridan. clear ...
Houx City, snow.
Temp. Hlgh
7 p. in. et.
. 8
. 14
I Valentine, cloudy
' .Ml 1 K m u a...
,.0..'5.cnify inargrf gfdskwd kwdw wd
T inulcatea trace of precipitation.
indicates beiow sero.
L. A. WfcUsU. Local Forecaster.
ONE OF. GERMANY'S AIR FLEET Zeppelin airship L-2 of the type that made the sen
sational raid on Englandduring the week.
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Burlington to Shorten Its Route
Into Wyoming Oil Fields and
Cattle Country.
It was with considerable satisfaction
that Omaha business men Friday morning
In The Bee read the announcement of
President Hale Holden of the Blrrlington,
made In Denver before the commercial
bodies, . that the company of which he
la the head will Immediately commence
tho completion . of the Guernsey Una of
the road in Wyoming. "
Omaha business men' assert that with
this Jine completed .It will open prac
tically all of Wyoming to the markets of
this city. '
Some time before the Burlington built
tho Powder River extension into Orln
Junction, on a ntnety-nine-year lease it
acquired tnat portion of: tho Colorado ft
Southern from the last namedj?lac
south to Hartville Junction. Connecting
the Platte river branch of the Burling
ton up with the Wyoming. line at Hart
ville . Junction resulted In opening up a
vast territory west of the Wyoming line
and placing it in touch with tho Omaha
markets. i ,However, the line was not
practical, owing to the grades west of
Guernsey, ' -
Water tirade Road.
Now President Holden announces that
Jl.OW.OOO will be spent in the completion
of tho Guernsey branch, , which, assert
officials at headquarters here, means that
from Guernsey, a new line will be built
across country about ten miles, tapping
the Colorado ft Southern at Wendover.
Ttiis line will follow up the valley of
the North Platte and will require the
boring of two or three tunnels. With
this done, however. It is asserted that
through the mountain in the eastern part
of Wyoming the Burlington will have
almost a water grade into the level coun
try beyond.
With the cutoff completed It is as
serted that the Burlington will have an
other short line Into the oil fields of
Wyoming, tha cattle and sheep ranges
of the state, as well as to tho Pacific
coast country, and that probably most
of this business will be routed by way
of Omaha.
It Is thought that It will require steady
work and with all the men who can be
worked to advantage fully a year will
be required , to build the ten miles of
road between Guernsey and Wendovor
and have it. ready-for . operation, i
Judge Sullivan May
Be Chief Justice if --
He Will Take It
(From a Starr Correspondent!)
LINCOLN, Jan. 22. (Special Telegram.)
-Judge J. J. Sullivan, of the firm of
Sullivan ft Rait of Omaha, may have the
position of chief justice of the supreme
court of Nebraska t he will take it.
WhUe Governor Morehead will not
make an announcement of the aipolnt
ment until after the funeral of Judge
Hollenbeck, It is known that JudgeOulli-
van had, a conference with him yesterday
and the governor said this morning that
he had decided to offer the position to
Judge Sullivan.
(From a Start Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. ffi.MBpeClar.) Senators
In committee of the whole acted favora
bly upon bills as follows:
H. 11. 1 Appropriating -"0.0M for.prjnt
ln and other legislative expense bills.
H h a6. Uraue of H alia a Provide that
railroads live return passage to slock
shippers. .
H. F. 24 and 2j, Wink of Buffalo Rais
ing the amount of compensation ot their
self-imposed duties to from 6 to $10 a
wn k, leaving the maximum the same.
Cities of the first c lax In the future will
pay from i to SU a week, with a max.
nnum of -, whereas' tire present law
provides for 13 to 110 a week.
R K. 63, Hoagland of I-noaeter Mak
ing the robtiery of a telephone booih
Uui glary.
8. K. 20. Rygland of Boone Authorizing
county agricultural societies . to. acquiie
K K. SI. Gates of Sarpy Providing for
refund of aniali siwoihI ttaaettinents
broiiKlit up at tax sales where the law
should later be declared bad.
M :i - r
London Spectator Deplores Danger
of Collision with the United States
LONDON, Jan. 22.-The Spectator. In a
leading editorial article, entitled "A
Great Danger," expresses "anxiety and
alarm at the way in which we are
drifting toward the danger of a colli
sion with the United States."
This article speaks In praise of the
good feeling toward Great Britain of
many prominent Amcrloans, but It re
sents deeply ' the "Indifference, Indeed,
callousness toward Great ' Britain end Its
case, shown by the government of the
United States." '
Comparing the present situation with
that which existed at the time of the
Sltdell and Mason arrests USSl), the
Spectator says that British statesmen
were as much at 'fault then as American
statesmen are now, 'but happily, the
queen and Lincoln prevented war.
Believing ; that the American govern
ment would certainly, be on the side of
those who are fighting, to. restore Bel
gium, the British . people "suddenly see
officials playing tha Gorman game and
J ,
Agents of Warring Nations Seem
to Be Taking; These Cereals at
. Any Prices Asked..
With light receipts and reports of an
enormous foreign demand continuing two
new high records were marked up on the
Omaha Grain exchange when No. i hard
winter wheat went to and No. 3
white corn sold at 744 cents per bushel.
These high prioes are said to mean bet
ter than 11.25 on wheat and 63 cents per
bushel to farmers anywhere in Nebraska
on these grades of grain, while within
150 miles of Omaha, either in Nebraska
or Iowa, the net to the grower would be
much more.
The Omaha market opened above Thurs
day's close and, kept on climbing until
the bell rang for a cessation of trading.
The close was near the top f the day,
dealers predicting that prices are to go
still higher.
Private advices to commission men were
that agents of all the warring countries
of Europe were taking long lines of both
wheat and' corn and seemed willing to
pay almost any price.
Receipts were: Wheat, 71; corn, 129,
and oats, S3 cars. Wheat sold at fl.S5
1.89H. fully lfjfl4 cents up. Corn was
around "OTI cents per bus her. prices be
ing Ml 14 cents above Thursday.
(KrdhY a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 22. (Special.)
Following the receipt by Food Commis
sioner Harman of Information that the
federal law requires tha branding of the
sise of pint and quart boxes of berrlee.SIt
is expected that the interests back of the
bill introduced. In the house to eliminate
this requirement from the state law will
When the bill Was filed the requirements
of the federul , law- were not definitely
known. The growers" association back of
the bill ships all Its berries from outalde,
and the federal law would supersede the
state requirement on Interstate shipments.
War Pictures
From the Front
Full Page in
Sunday Bee
vt .
in effect trying to prevent our bringing
Germany to Its knees and driving It out
of Belgium. The disappointment is the
greater because we, like the Americans
of fifty years ago, fancy that our flesh
and blood across the water are Influ
enced by the thought of profit Just as
Englishmen were believed to have been
Influenced In the civil war.
"So now America wants to make a
profit out of copper," the Spectator con
tinues, "and the American government
U on the side of Germany and in effect
claims the right to provide Germany with
the means of holding down Belgium and
killing English soldiers,' and freely to
supply tho material required In bombs
to slay noncombatants.
"Can It be wondered at, even though
it Is unreasonable and though of course
wo ought to see the American case, that
we' feel out to ' the heart that America
seems, to reckon up .the .matter in cold
dol!ar and cents rather -than In terms
of flesh and blood and human suffering?"
Appropriation Bills Aggregating
Over Three Hundred Thousand
Introduced by Members.
ASK $80,000 FOR H00 BARN
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 8. (Special Tefe
gram.) Appropriation bills running from
12,012 up to t-'vJO.OOO w;re Introduced In the
lower branch of the legislature today.
They run all the way from an appropria
tion to reimburse Sarpy county for ex
penses in prosecuting Sheriff Gus I Iyer
for. his connection with the death of Roy
Blunt at the time ot the convict outbreak,
to 1200,000 for a reformatory.
Smith of Cuming wants a S300.000 re
formatory on the Northwestern railroad,
between Fremont and Norfolk.' A pock
ing plant In connection with the' reforma-
toty would furnish work for the prisoner j
and oring a good revenue to tne siai.
U.lm.r r.f llrtuvlua anil Wavlnt fit TlflWai
introduced a bill calling for an anproprla- J re,t'at1"" frT, BukKw,n ""J Wtatlo.
tlon of $80,000 for a hog barn at th. State ' th Carpathians have left the r.home
Fairground, which. It Is understood. " living in pits dug in the deep
the approval of the State Board of Agri-i,now- where many . are perishing from
culture. Naylor also wants an approprla- co,1 " -taxation. Their plight Is ren
tlon of 13.900 td fight diseases in Dawes, d6" mon da.igcroua by the hungry
Btearns of Scotfa Bluft would like to wolves that are hGnting them."
have $25,000 set aalde for the attorney gen-'
eral to use In suits brought In othert flnmmif f rn Will
states over water rights in Nebraska. An
appropriation of $16,000 for the transporta
tion of the old soldiers who are survora
of the battle of Vlcksburg to and from
the fiftieth anniversary of that battle,
and another of $12,000 for a monument to
the memory of eOneral Thayer, make the
appropriation bllla run up to dateM337,612.
The National Capital
Friday, Jaaaary SI2, 11B.
.Tha Senate.
Met at 11 a. m. v
Republican senators continued speaking
against the administration ship bill.
Democrats aKreed to hold all-day cau
cus Saturday to perfect ship purchase
Interstate rommerce committee favora
bly reMrted Cummins bill to extend pres
ent federal boiler Inspection to all parts
of locomotives and tenders.
Considered .nominations In executive
Recessed at 4:22 p. m. to 11 s m. Mon
day. Tha lleatr;
Met at 11 a. m.
Debate continued ' on the army appro
priation bill.
Massed army appropriation bill, carry
ing $IUl.Ou0,iuO.
Regan confederation of agricultural ap
propriation bill. Carrying $:ii.W,Ju0. '
ge tl good bargeig la tha "Live
Vtoefe" aolojaa today. Rere's a
earn plat
FOR SALE Nice dapple grsv team,
4 and a years pld. weiuJit 2.600 lbs.;
cheap for ready cash. 'rlvale resi
dence. ' (
Far farther lafonuatioa about
this opportunity, see the Want
A4. saottoa of today' Bee.
Unknown Number of German Air
ships Fly Above Cromer Headed
for Interior with Search
lights Flashing.
Noise of Engines First Heard by
Coast Guardsmen and Then by
Military Patrol.
("ROM Kit, Eugland. Jan. 22.
(Via London.) Zeppelin airships of
a number unknown passed over Cro
mer at 10:30 o'clock tonight from
the sea and proceeded Inland In a
southeasterly direction.
The noise of the engines of tha air
ships was first heard by the coa;t
guardsmo and then by the military
on pu,trol duty.
The electric light circuits were Im
mediately cut and troops proceeded
through the town .extinguishing ah
other lights.
All the evidence tends to show
that more than one aircraft passed
over the town. As they proceeded
they flashed searchlights.
Moving Inland.
LONDON, Jan. 22. Zeppelin air
ships are tonight over Cromer, Nor
folk county, proceeding Inland. They
dropped no bombs on Cromer. ,
A telephone message from Nor
wich, about twenty-five miles south
ot Cromer, said that at midnight
nothing bad been seen of any Zep
pelins from there.
Vessel Leaves New
York With a Cargo
for a German Port
NEW YORK. Jan. HL-Carrylng a cargo
of food supplies shipped by an American
firm and consigned to an American cltl
en In Germany, the American owned
steamer Wllhelmlna was given clearance
today from this port and for Hamburg,
and sailed tonight. Shippers assert that
the food is meant only for consumption
by civilians.
This .la the first food carrying Amer
ican vessel to leave aw American port
for Oermany since the war began In
Hurone-' K It Is seised by wsrsiilps ot
the allies Its consigners, the W. L.
Oreen Commission company of St. Louis
will file a protest with the American
State department, according to local at
torneys of the company, . claiming, that
the allies are not within their rights un
der International law In preventing the
shipment of conditional contraband to
non-combatants In a country at war with
the allies.
In order to controvert - In advance a
possible claim by Great Britain or any
other of the allies that the Wilhelmlna's
cargo is Intended for use by the German
government or It naval or military
forces, the cargo Is consigned to an
American rltlxen, who will be in Ham
burg on the date which the vessel will
i arrive If It escapes seixure.
both the consignors and the German
government guarantee, according to the
attorneys, that the cargo Is intended for
consumption by non-combatants only.
Starving Refugees
Hunted by Wolves
LONDON, Jan. M-A dispatch from
Kiev, Russia, to Reuter'g Telegram com
pany says:
"Hiding from the Austrlans who are
' wuuiiMiuwvw . urn
Recount Ballots
in Furnas- Contest
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 22.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) The committee on privileges and
elections In tho house has set Itself the
Job of recounting the ballots In the Kellcy
Fults contest from Furnas county. It
will begin the work next Monday night
I sjs.mssm.aas.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 22.-The battle
ship Nebraska, with a score of 78.MI, was
first In the engineering competitions
i among vessels of the battleship class for
the six months ended January 1. The
West Virginia was at the foot of the list
with a rating of ti,3.
Tomorrow the Best
The Sunday Bee
Crew of Merchantman Off Coast of
Holland Ordered Into Small
Boats by Germans.
t Rt M.KTI.N.
TUB H AQl'E, Jan. 22.-(Vi Inndn.)
It was stated h-rc today that the Brlt-i
iah ship t)urward had on board forty
tone of provisions belonging to the Amer
ican Relief commission when It was sunk
by a German submarine.
LONPON, Jan. E!.-The British steamer
ilnrwanl, says a Rotterdam dispatch to
Renter's Telegram company, has been
torpedoed by a Grmnn submarine. The
crew was ssved.
The Imrward was bo.ind from Lelth
to Rotterdnm and was struck by the
torpedo, according to the Reuter cor
respondent whllo twenty-two miles bff
the Mass lightship. The crew tok to
the boats and reached the llghtanip. from
which a Dutch pilot boat conveyed them
to Rotterdam.
Healna Mew avat Pollry.
It was tha German submarine U-19,
according to advices from Amsterdam,
which torpedoed the IHirward.
The I.ciwlnn newspapers Interpret the
sinking of the Imrward as the beginning
of a German naval policy alleged to have
been urged by Admiral von Tlrpil. the
German minister of the navy, against
British merchant vessel
The Kvenlng Standard today prints a
special article on the subject pointing
out that two small English merchant
ships were recently sunk off Cher
bourg, which together with the present
episode tends to show up the policy now
being enforced "In an endeavor to starve
The Durward was a vessel of l.Sno tons
and was built at Glasgow In MM. It was
owned by J. Gibson ft Co. of Lelth Scot
land. ,
Crew Is Tattea Off.
AMSTERDAM. Jan. 22. (Via London. I
p. m.) Members of the, crew of the Dur
ward say that fhey first sighted the Ger
man submarine In mldafternoon and
stopped the vessel In response to a sig
nal. German officers boarded the Dur
ward. Covering the crew and captain
with revolvers, they ordered all on board
to quit the vessels Immediately. Boata
were lowered, and after all hands had
left the vessel, the submarine towed the
boats to a safe distance. There they
were ordered to wait. The submarine re
turned to the Durward and sent three
torpedoes Into It. It was twenty or thirty
minutes before the vessel sank.
The submarine then picked up the small
boats and towed them for six hours until
they reached tho Maaa lightship. Then
tha Germans cast them adrift and- went
off at full speed. i
Many Iowa Democrats
Would Wear Judge
'McPherson's Shoes
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 22.-(Speclal Tel
egram.) Already a doxen or more names
are being mentioned by tha democrati
of the Iowa delegation a likely candi
dates for the place made vacant by the
death of Judge Smith McPherson. Among
the prominent names mentioned are
Emmott Tlnley, Council Bluffs; Dan
Hamilton, Slgourney, a former member
of congress; John El Craig, .Keokuk;
Colonel W, Hoffman, Leon, and Claude
R. Porter, present United States district
attorney. Judge Martin J. Wade Is also
spoken of, but -It Is not thought he will
enter the race, for his ambition may run
to another Judgeship which. may become
vacant soon. i
It Is believed that President Wilson will
finally decide who the man Is to be, al
though the- jtate organisation of Iowa
111 be consulted, as will the democratic
In this connection It Is' Interesting to
know that Representative Maurioe Con
nolly, who made the race for senator
agatnst Senator Cummins, is being
strongly urged for director of the mint,
vice George E. Roberts of Iowa, who re
signed some months ago to take a re
sponsible position with the City National
bank Of New York.
Frank Keller, Switch
Tender, Cut in Two'
by; Passing Engine
Frank Keller, or, Khlala, age 12 years,
a switch tender, was struck by a twitch
engine at Fourteenth and Emmet streets
and literally cut In two. He was dragged
futly 100 feet up the track by the engine.
He was found by a passing switchman
and the accident reported to tha police.
What engine struck him or how he was
struck (s not known, no report having
been made of the accident and switching
crew disclaiming any knowledge of It.
The police are Investigating In efforts to
learn the Identity of the engine which
struck hint and the crew commanding it.
Keller, or Khlala, lives with . his sister
at 2611 Nor th Sixteenth street. The sister
hi prostrate with grief. The body Was
taken to Swanson's , undertaking estab
School Code Bill
. Started on Its Way
From a Staff CorrespondunL)
LINtXJLN. Jan. 22. (Special.) The Mal-
lery hill, known as 8. F. 107, Introduced
this morning, is virtually the bill pre
pared by the code commission appointed
i to daft a new l:iw for the educational
system of Nebraska. The bill has 4G3
l seetlons. Among its most important pro
visions are the following:
Provision for probation officer in every
I county.
Provides for equal distribution of stato
j school apportionment funds.
' i'erinlts enlargement of couise of study
' In rural schools.
' I'rovides state payment of free high
1 school tuition In weak districts of the
Allows slat superintendents to iitsue
insndatory suggestions In ronstrui tion uf
tit 1 1 out houses to inform to sanitary and
fireproof requirements.
I'rovides seven months f school In
aeak districts of the state.
Germans Are Forced "to Evacuatt
Skempe and Another Force "Oc
cupies Positions in Vi
cinity of Lipno.
Teutons on West Line Are Expected
to Attempt to Secure Another
Victory Like Soissons.
The, Day's War News
once more alona
front. Inofficial
Amsterdam tell of
Brtalam Itelwrrs
la In prosjreas
the western
ad vires from
i hard hattle In
Oatend and
Mrnpnrt. At the other ena of in
liar, near Omar and Thaan. In
Alaare, there 1 artillery firing of
anaanal violence. Another n
rnnntrr, alona- the Lorraine fron
tier, la Increasing! In severity.
west of Wars tv have settled
down In their entrenched posi
tions aad tha battle line has be
come fixed almost as rigidly as In
the vreat. In the aorth, howerer,
the- Raaalana sr advancing; to
ward the Prnaalaa border, appar
ently hat last dispatched a larare
army tor this movement. The
campaign I" ' natlcla and Rako
vrlna makea alow headway oa ac
count of the- heavy anow.
ANOTIIKR nniTI-ll Teasel has
been torpedoed by a f.erman aan
marine. The atramer Dsrwsnl,
a amall merchantman, was seat to
the bottom, bnt Its crew waa
CKRMASN siave halted th Freach
advance designed to rat com
ma n Ira t Inn with the Important
fortress of St els, la Lorraine, and
Isolate the) t.erman forces In the
St. Mlhlel region.
ANOTHER VIOI.F.NT battle Is la
pro a re nb In Alsace, - la which
troops aro enaasred la hand-to-hand
strnaalrs. The Berlin war
office assert that the French
were driven from the height acar
Hen a helm.
A COKBBECE was held In Par I
between representatives of Kna-
land, France and nnssla, who aro
reported to have aader eoasldera
tlon a Joint loan of three billion
dollars.. - . " ,
LONDON, Jan. . 22. News dis
patches referring to the situation Ta
Poland get forth that north of tho
Vistula, In the vicinity of Lipno,
Ilufojlan advance guards are within
twenty miles of the German frontier.
while to the northeast the Germans
have evacuated Skempe, which Is
about twenty-five miles from tlu
Prussian border and due southeast
of Thorn.
If the Russians follow" up their
success at Skempe and continue their
forward movement, It will give them
an unbroken front, In the opinion
of British observers, dangerously
near German territory.
The western allies are watching this
(Continued on Page Five, Column Two.)
Steamship Dflcia to
Leave Port Today
GALVESTON. Tex., Jan. 21-Cleaiance
papers Were Issued for the steamship
Dacia by the local United States customs
house this afternoon and It Is expected
to sail lata today or early tomorrow for
The Dacia, recently 'transferred from
German to American registry, carries
11,000 bales of cotton. The oath of the
tacla's agents attached to the manifest
declares that to the best of their knowl
edge and belief, tha ship carries no con-'
traband and that Its cargo is for trans
shipment from Rotterdam, to. Bremen.
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to Be Sure of
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