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VOL. XLIY NO. 192.
OMAHA, THTRSDAY MOHNIXU, JAXUA11V JM, Utl3-TVK1,VK IWdES.
Ob Trains at
lotel Haw Btaa4s, S
SINGLE COl'V TWO CENTS.
RANGES ITSELF ON
SIDE OF THE WETS
B'll to Kill Old Law Barring Saloon
OT 'il ' V !
wumn iwo ana une-u.au rn.ua
of Fort Crook Goe,
VOTE EIGHTEEN TO FIFTEEN
Several Oppose Measure Because It
Would Mean Putting Bar Very
Near Bellevue College.
QlUTNBY GIVES ANTIS WARNING
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Jan. 27.- (Special.) -That
the senate can be clashed on '.lie wet
Bid of the prohobitlo'.i question was In
dicated thla forenoon when tn a discus
alon -of S. F. 13, by Clntcs of Sarpy, a
bill to hill the old law which prohibits
a aaloon within two and one-ha'f mllea I
of Fort Crook, the upper body wtnt on
record, 18 to 16, against the dry tinposl-i
However, It la understood that Lahner
la a high license man. but opnosce tho
nrMnt Hill hoffliinn It .-ouM nil; n MM
loon within a ahort distance of Htllevue I
college against the protest of tho faculty.
Recommend I Rill.
Following the vole on tho motion to
postpone the' committee of the whole
'recommended the bill ir' passage. The,
vote on the motion to postpone, on which
the only roll call was taken, was as fol
lows: Against the motion and for the bill:
(Hertford, Brookley, Huhrman, Gates,
(Orace. Henry, Howell, oKhl, Krambnch,
Matte. Tiller, Saunders, i-pencer, Hplrk.
Weesner, Wilson of Dodge, Wilson of
Frontier and Wink. -
For the motion and against the bill:
Keal, Bushee. Bygland, Uodge, Douthett,
Hoagland, Klechel, l.ahners, Mallery,
.Marshall, Qulnby. Robertson," . Kudcn,
Kandell and "Shumway. .
Three democrats voted for the bill and
four republicans voted against It.
tlnby Head Letter.
Bellevue colluge Is within the two and a
half-mile 'limit prescribed by the present
law. Qulnby of Douglas read a letter
from President Nichols of Bellevue pro
testln gagalnst the proposed repeal of the
bill. Tho colleger authorities were greatly
opposed to a saloon &1 the post, he said.
Qulnby thought the liquor interests un
wise In attempting any liberal legislation
which, he predicted, would result In pre
cipitating a prohibition landslide. , Sandell
of York spoke along the same lines, say
ing that the dry .workers would thank the
weta for passing the bill, as It would put
a club In the hands of every prohibitionist.
Lahners of Thayer, said that. ordinarily
he was a high license man, but that he
would fight ; against -any'' tnensura' that
would place a saloon at the doors of a
Christian, college. ' .'- ' . - .;
. Hoagland Srrtd Marshall,' making up the
, Lancaster delugatlonjjoth'-ajwlce briefly
'against hWII. No one supported the
bill In debate except its sponsor,. Senator
Gates, and he. did not speak at length.
C CM ATP tAll I VCCO rtM
OtNAIt. VVIL.U rttr UN v .
PRINTING DAILY JOURNAL
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., Jan. 27. (Special. )
A motion lu' the senate by Wilson of
Frontier to dispense with the printing of
the daily Journal, as an unnecessary ex
pense, was lost.
Dodge of Douglas characterized the mo
tion as an attempt to steam-roll a com
mittee previously appointed to attempt to
secure lower prices on printing, following
the example of the house.
The motion was referred to a commit
tee. It provided that the senate secretary
make typewritten or mimeograph copies
of the dally proceedings.
DODGE MAKES THREAT
ABOUT OMAHA AFFAIRS
(From a . Staff Correspondent.)
IJNCOLX. Jon. 2T.i-(Special.) 'Omaha
has too small a priice force, an Ineffi
cient police foree.a police force run, pot
by the city, but by one man," said . Sen
ator N. I. Dodge,' in a speech on the bill
affecting the pay of Omaha firemen and
"It will not ulwaya be so," added the
senator. "U will be different when the
present commissioners, who vote as one
man and as one big man wants them to
vote, are no longer in the city hall.
Forecast for Omaha, Council Bluff and
Vicinity Fair and warmer Thursday. .
Temsersisre at Omaha lesterdar.
i a. in
6 a. m ,
7 a. m
S a. ni
9 a. in
10 a. in
11 a. m
t p. m
3 p. rn
4 p. m
u p. ni
7 i. in
5 p. m
IMS. 1914. 19!;:
Mean temperature 4 2
Precipitation II M
Temperature and precipitation
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature ti
refl'leniy for the day
Total excess since Marcli 1.
Kxress for the day
Total rainfall since Man h 1. . . .17.12 ln. he.1
TWIiiency since March 1 2 W in. he
Deficiency for cor. period I9U. ..' inches
Lflciency for cor. perioU'U. .! Inches
n-ports irsn siaiion at T I. St. i
Station and Mate
1 p. n, vbt
Davenport, snow ,
1 leaver, clear ;
lodge City, Cloudy...
North Platte, clear ...
ItKpid City, clear......
loux -City, cleer
T indicates trace of pre. ipitatioo.
Indicates tw-lnw aero.
U A- WELSH. Locsl Fore.aslcr.
SERVIAN WOMEN dig the graves for the fallen soldiers
Austrian border, where the fighting has been most furious.
yj&1' Kl&ihrJ v-m
NEW HIGH RECORD
Car of Turkey Red Sells for $1.43,
While All Other Grains Soar
1 on Light Receipts
RYE SETS ANOTHER HIGHIARK
Light receipts everywhere and an in
creased foreign and domestic demand
boosted wheat on the Omaha market far
above any price that has been heretofore
paid, thus establishing a new high record.
One car of turkey red sold at 11.43. while
ordinary No. 3 hard sold at S1..1T to
11.42 and No. 4 at I .T9tt to .V; all new
Wheat prices were from ,4 cent to 21
cents above the high of Tuesday, whtle
corn, though steady, was around cent
per bushel hlglter, selling around 75i to
Oats were strong at C4 cents per1 bushel,
and rye s t another high mark at Sl.l
Millers were bidders for a large portion
of tho wheat offered on the Omaha ex
change, those from Minnesota taking sev
eral carloads and those from 'Iowa and
Missouri liberal quantities.
Grain receipts for tho day were light for
the middle of the week, . there being
twenty-two cars of wheat, is cars of
corn and twenty-six. cars of oats. !
H,eorts from the country ar thui
Ifarmrrs feel hat they can afford to take
toe chances on higner prices na consur
fluently are holding their' wheat. ' It U
arffeM-J-JnaV t -good many ore- holdlrnr
In anticipation of getting II. CO pel bushel
before-another crop Is ready for market.
- Two Oats I n at Chiracs. . .
' chicaOO. Jan. IT.-Dealings In wheat
(expanded rauldly today, and high record
i war Tr,e" contlnued bc broken. Gains
!0 nearly 2cents n bustiel( waa compared
with last night were quickly made. July
wheat, which had closed at $1.K"iil.Cl,
Jumped to $l.H2"i. May clined to tl.i.
The highest point attakied before by
May since the beginning Of tho war, was
yesterday, $I.46T. ' -"
New upturns In quotations at Liverpool
and predictions of a cold wave possibly
'endangering the domestic winter crop, had
much to do with the fresh advance here.
In later dealings the vliea: market
lacked bnly J' cents of touching SI. JO,
tho May delivery having ascended to
S1.4&?.. July made a greater relative ad
vance, 3 certs a bushel, to S1.33V.
Hi ports ere received that Nebraska
millers were , buying wheat at Priced,
equal to 11.50 on the track at Chlvago.
Wilson Will Veto
' 4 Immigration Bill
WASHINGTON, jan.' 27. It was stated
authoritatively today that PwsiJent Wil
son will veto tho Immigration : bll) be
cause of tho literacy t.ctt. This became
known after a conference between the
president and committees of both houses
of convicts, which had. the measure in
German Officer is
j Killed in Explosion
Jan. Sr.-tVI. U - ndnn) -
t. i , , ,.
Seydebreck, commanding the
forces in German suuthr.est
ATrlia. nas been
killed a"t Windhoek, ac
2 Irordinc io advlrea -Reived here. Il w:ftsgs. Members of'tho diplomatic corps,
2 I examining nand rrcnadea when one of
2 ! them accidentally exploded and caused'
j Ids death.
NEW PACKING COMPANY
ORGANIZED AT PERRY, IA.
PKKHV, la.. Jan.-i.7-(8pctlul.l-The.or-
,.u!w-li,.i ,.f lh t,.rrv Pui'Linrr ,r,ln-
"ipmy win completed here yesterday. It
i m III tak over tho plunt and business of
the -Van Camp Packing company, nhli h
1 ' j ban iven In oiieratlon here for the last MX
Incorporators of the now
i coiiinany are i
Hov Corlltrs of Omalu,
1 . ....
wuy nirftpr oi .t-rt wuim-u nu luui'itis oiiin-rp 17 vjinniuu iu ui 1. n-i viiwn
1 Wuliolc of Cedsr ' Kuplds. The Articles
''(of lncorpoiation were filed with the s;' -
M fm ir i retary of state today and (he new com -
(puny win n wnic i
' nr- rnnriirn
! COAL RATES ARE FURTHER
SUSPENDED BY ORDER
WASHINGTON,' Jan. Zi. Heciai lie-
ara ., , r u....... .- .
IUIMIUII lUI llir iUB- ilill J I I Viil srifiiasji
O ...(! aV .... t lr. nHam l.tva nf oarl ln i
schedule. I.,', rea'aing rates on bitum nous
rt'al in rrload from, mines in s luthern
Illinois to Omaha and to certain point
grouping t.ieremilh. the operation of
which was suspended from October i un
til February f. '
Rockefeller Says He May Go to
Colorado With Mother Jones
NEW YORK, Jan. :7.-1mn tiie mid
day recess of the fecdrnl industrial rela
tions commission, Mr. John D. liooke
feller. Jr., and "Mother" Jones had an
other meeting. They were photographed
shaking hands. ,
"After we have otir conference," said
"Mother" Jones, "I want you lo come
out to Colorado with me ami ec the
things "I have seen.--1 am sure what you
will see will make you do things which
will make you one of the country's
Mf. Rockefeller smiled, and said, "I'm
afraid you are inclined to throw compli
VOh. no," replied "Mother Jones. "I
am more inclined to throw bricks."
Mr. Rockefeller said he might go lo
Colorado with "Mother" Jones. .
At the afternoon sesulcn Mr. Rocke
feller said that it hai been the Ideal
of the Rockefeller foundation lo select
the ablest man a vo liable to conduct Its
Investigation , into induTial relations.
With that In mind, Mr. King ha4 been
selected. He will be permitted tc fol
low his own methods and plans with the
hope on tho partpf the foundation that
the result will bebenericlal to humanity
as a whole,, the witness said. .
"What do you think Is the underlying
cavse of Industrial' un.-esi?'", Mr. Rocke
feller was asked. "If 1 thought knew"
replied "this, wltnrs, "t ,v?oVld ; Wi.jt go
have given ' utterance to my Ideas. ' I
dkt HW believe "'myself -capable- 4,.'d'
termlnlng the cause. 1 ; urged an In
vestigation by the foundation in order
to,get. at the true cause of Industrial
unrest.!' . . .
Mr. Rockefeller said 4hat In his opinion
employer and employe "do not ecus face
to face often ehough." '
Ho did not know what would hitppen
If the committee of employes of the
Colorado Fuel and . Iron company and
the company's officials should become
deadlocked. He was In favor of having
Newest and Fastest Zeppelin with
. Count Aboard Off to Salute
BERLIN IS DECKED WITH FLAGS
GENEVA (via Paris), Jan. 2T.-The
newest and fastest Zeppelin dirigible bal
loon yet constructed, fully equipped for
j war njt it Is stated, with Count Zeppelin
aboard left Frlderichshafen this morning
In fine weather to salute Emperor Will -
lam on his birthday. -The dirigible ,u0.
sequently will -join the North Sea aerial
Hlrlhday Celebrated. . ...
Jan. 27.-Emperor William's
. une orurr wus mHiieo. nnraiiae it was stls-
birthday was celebrated with enthusiasm j .. t,ot a f the
In, Berlin today, although with a degree j founj among rattle originated In the Chl
of solemnity' wjilch woold not have been ! cago yards. .
exoected In times of "peace. A Reuter j .There was r.o Immediate danger of a
! dispatch from Amsterdam ' transmits .
! ,,.,,, f-m iwiin rfe.-rlhine the eel-
j . .. .. .,, . ' -J-i-v.
: 1 ' " . . i
: court olflciala a:id represent
state sjid municipal goyernm
! at ,a uenlce..at the cathedral. Crown
Princes fertile "Und Frinco August Will-
Iniu, attended, tho service aid were
!'ci:yrcd cnthufclail'cslly. A reception
'was In Id later lo the city hall.
Observed Over Kuiplre. I
1"he 'emperor's birthday was celebrated j
generally in- olm-r cities of tho cipir-,
Iteliyloua services . wore held at the
HeudnOartcrs of Kmpcror Wil'iani. where j
the , f mcror oVHwrud n address. ck-I
pressing bis '.latisfsetion w.th tho prog -
rem uf the war arid tn whirl, he askod
Jt. ..,.'.i . , i... i.
duties to Ihe t-iiDH-ror and the Father -
! snd as they n'thertq, had dune. k
j The Berlin neV(papT., Including Ihe ao-
ciaiixt organisation, piuii'ii war
of tne fmperiir and pre diet
will emerge from the wsr not
I vb toi lous, but with ids reputation
(Impress Augusta Victoria sent a long.
woided telegrant to the'
emperor. A a birthday present uhc for- ;
! h".n ,or fU,d ,IUr ?" I
aignod by himself.
Kmpcror William iCcelved telegrams ot .
congratulation' during the day from Km-j
peror Francis Joseph and the sult-o of (
of their fatherland near the
tho employes appeal to Iho directors In
such event. This Is bno tho questions
which ho expe'ts to l.-ikc up with the
employes when he visits Colorado, he
said. Mr. Rockefeller was then excused.
He had been on the vltness stand for
the better part of three days.
I Ic fore leaving tho stand he thanked
the commission for Its courtesy and ex
pressed tho hope that real Improvements
would result from its labors. He placed
his assistance at the ccmmlsslon's dis
posal. I' reus Agent I.ee on Stand
Ivy L lyce, of the personal staff of
John I. Rockefeller, sr., took the stand
and described his buelness as "press
agent" for the Pennsylvania railroad. He
said that he called on John V. Rocke
feller. Jr., at Mr. Rockefeller's .Invita
tion, last May, and that afterwards Kir.
Rockefeller had arranged with the presi
dent of the Pennsylvania railroad to ob
tain the witness' services. Mr. Rocke
feller had told the witness that he had
been misunderstood and wanted the pub
lic to get the true facts as to the situa
tion in Colorado.
Mr. Lee said that he advocated frank
ness and truthfulness and had advised
Mr. ' Rockefeller ' to employ the same
methods the railroads employed In their
eampaign to oblaln a 6 per cent increase
In freight rates. 1 In this ease the witness
said reading matter had been sent to
mombe,rsj of both houses of congress and
t5 any one cine who might be Interested.
The preparation of bulletins on "the true
facts In Colorado," was suggested to Mr.
Rockefeller by the witness. It was his
idea to send the bulletins broadcast. Mr.
Lee prepared the bulletins and they were
submitted to Mr. Welborn. the president
of the "Colorado Fuel and Iron company,
before they were put out. Tho bulletin
were printed in Philadelphia, Mr. Lee
testified, and sent . to Colorsdo to be
mailed there under the names of the
EMBARGO PUT ON
No Stock May Be Shipped Out Un
til All the reus Have Been
PITTSBURGH ALSO QUARANTINED
CHICAGO. Jan. tf. Squads of men be
gan disinfecting tho Chicago I'nion Block
Yard.x, the world's largest cattle, market,
today for the second time within three
inoiiilis to prevent a possible serious out-
j break of foot and moutn disea
1 Orccrs received by Dr. IT. G. Houcg,
, ' hlef veterinary Inspector of the federal
, omt,rgo ,t the yards agulnst the sh
I uuuMn mi annum inuutury, placing an
; tntnt of cattle out of the yards until the
'j lilies' of pens and alleys have been dls-
nieciea. oecanw eneenve yesterday.
!t!!"h""'' ?"j "UCk "".'d' ".V
iw .peiuiKivu in come into tne
. u.. -
tC'ontinu-a on Page Two, Column Four.iJ
IThe National Capital
icnt attendeti;.... . . , -
WUiiMd, Jaaaar jll, 115.
Benauir Galllnger t continued speaking
In opKiolt'on to the adminisl ration ship
The seimle lilll fnr Immm -.., ..r ....I
public- health -rv, o waa debated
1 ., . .
v mn Hviii vn me iiiiuiary Acta-
einy and sundry civil appropriation i.;ili
ii: coiniiiltt-e. . ! 1
laabed hil!;l atJthorlzinir i-iiiMtrni.ti,,n ,.f
1 bridges over several naviuable streams,
! 'aed Aiianisatt bill appropr aMng ).-
w lur r-'MiHirnriinu ni UK 111 MOUSt'S II ml
1 tt(,.w utq t0 navigation.
1.. Representative I' oblt of
noiinced that federal bureau of Injs i
nad woiKexi out slinpil.led process of ri- I
onc'ng ladiuni. j
AOjiiiirneu at :.J p. m. to Jl .a. m,
It I ha'd to iniauine a man paying
1.100 tu t.'iOU an acre for land for
truck farming or poultry ralsluc,
vvIkwi lie can buy 10 ai res of the hetti
land ha ever saw, riaht on an Inter
in linn J- line, 1 1 mile from a It y of
ifi.OvO ami 7 miles from a town of
G.Ouu and one-half mile from a town
of 1 ,0"0. fur I 0 an acre, bee u to
"day. . Write for our list.
Tor farther Inforroatloa abcat
- Ibis opportunity, see tbe Waal
A4 seotloa of today's Be.
i FRANCIS JOSEPH
TO LEAYE THRONE
OF DUAL REALM
Emperor of Austria Reported to Be
Arranging to Abdicate Be
cause of Trouble with
j WOULD LEAVE HEIR FREE HAND
j Action Said to Be Result of Visit
I of Archduke and Foreign Minis
ter to Berlin.
WILHELMS ATTITUDE REASON
(il-.NKVA, f Itirrlnnd (via l'aris). Jan.
Tviol'-T According to reports received
; here today from Innslmick. in the
Austrian clown lands of Tyrol, Kinperor
,' Pi a nets Joseph of Austria is nnenglng to
abdicate. It being said that he I unable
to ngiee with the views of Kmperor
William on military nffalrs and also be
cause of tho (ic.nisn emperoi's attitude
i I'l.n tmlrlnii niitiirnt' aHi.littl lhl
course, the ndvlrea from Innsbruck say,
as the residt of the recent visit to Berlin,
of Arehdiike fliarles Francis, the Au
strian heir-apparent, and of Baron von
IlUilin. tho Austro-Hungarl'H cilnlsler of
The Austrian emperor, it Is added, de
sires to leave his successor alth a free
of the Call Rule
CHICAGO, Jan. 27.-Hencftta In the way
of an assured market and increased bids
were afforded country grain companies
under tho now absndoned "call rule" of
the Chicago lie 'aid of Trade, according
to testimony today hy managers of
country elevators In the government's
suit against the Board of Trade under
the anti-trust lawa.
The call rule established the official
price of grain when the Board of Trade
was not In session. It was attacked by
the government as an arbitrary fixing of
Gardner B. Van Ness; member of the
Board , of Trade qlnce lS9t, was ques
tioned by Judge i.andls concerning the
reasons for adopting the call rule.
"Why did you want the rule adopted?"
asked the court. "You all say that you
made more money, bigger profits before
"I didn't make more money," said Mr.
Van Ness. "There were certain members
of the board who had advantages through
"That Is, you mean," said Judge Lan
dis, "that there were a lot of 'criminal
practices going on before the rule was
made, and some of yoii regarded these
gentlemen us having a club."
."Ye, replied the witness. -
Refuse Grain from
CHICAGO, Jan. 27. Further Inquiry Into
the actions of Chicago grain elevator
owners and their effect upon various
farmers' elevntor companies would be
made. It was expected today, as a result
of developments brought out tn the gov
ernment's anti-trust suit against the Chi
cago board beforu Federal Judge Landls
.Edward G. Dunn of Mason City, la.,
democratic candidate for governor of
Iowa in 1M2, told the court that the farm
ers of Iowa had been obliged to organise
to protect themselves from elevator own
ers. The witness said he was manager
of a Farmers' Co-Operatlve Grain Eleva
tor company and secretary of a state as
sociation of these concerns, on whose
membership rolls were 65,000 farmers.
Judge Landls questioned Mr Dunn, end
waa told that at the time Chicago grain
operators refused to handle theplowa
farmers' grain. The judge said he would
examine Mr. Imnn further tomorrow.
The government's Inquiry Into the al
leged price fixing 'of the now extinct
"call committee" of the Chicago board
as regards the present higtvfirlce of wheat
was continued today.
Wilson May Make.
His Trip to Pacific
WASHINGTON, Jsn. S7. Whllo plsns
for President Wilson's trip to Ban Fran
cisco . in March alill include passage
through the Panama, eanal and attend
ance at the formal opening ceremonies,
provision is being made so Mr. Wilson
at the last moment change hla
nerary and go lo the Pacific coast by
! it is
the president's desire to keep in
close touch with the capital to be able
to. return on short notice. It was said
today that preparations were being made
to take into account any development In
Mexico or Kurope. -The legislative situa
tion and the success or the failure ot the
' administration ship bill, with the posslbll-
' hicb ui n r kin st'nsioii or congress, are
..i. ..,.., i i,.n....
At a meeting of tht llenson t'oinmer-
icial club Tuesday nlKht the loliowing
.resolution was unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That we are heartily In favor
, of annexation to the city of Onisha, as
! it is a progressive measure, snd wo peti
i tlon the legislature of tne state of Ne
braska to so iiinend rruil File No. aa
Uji Include Benson, and that the folio -i
Ing committee he appointed to present
tnrse reiiulutinna to the a. nute an. I house
'of 'orescntatlvcs: l-I. J. McArdle, James
i Vslh and W. H. Wriflit.
went In L'lKali last
lion s'gtitd l aev
buuiuess nun el tho
night. Tiie icsol
inty-rUe of the
to a. .
BOTH SIDES CLAIM
NORTH SEA BATTLE
British Admiralty Says Second Ger
man Cruiser Sunk and Berlin Says
Foe Lost Three Craft.
DIRIGIBLE GETS INFORMATION
IaINPON, Jan. 27.-An official state
ment issued toidcht says:
"Tho Ctcrmitn cruiser Kolbrrg Is re
ported to have been sunk In Sunday's
battle In the North Sen."
4aert llrltlsh Jib In l.f4.
MKUI.IN, Jan. ST. Wlrelesato Sav
vlll, 1.. l.)-ContrAry lo the British re
porta that In the naval fight In the
North 8 a on Sunday last no Hrlllsli ahlps
were lost and that pt-rsnlt of the German
shl.-e tlnnlly ws abandoned on account
f German mines and submarines, the
following official statement was given
out today by the German government:
"In the three hours fight wMrh cost
us the armored cruiser Mleiirher one
British battle cruiser and two HrltUh de
strovera were sunk.
I.earae hy Torperio float.
"These facts not only were observed by
our big ships, but also were ascertained
hy a German torpedo boat, wrlcli re
turned unhurt. Thlstorpedo boat ehot two
torpedoes aaalnst a Hrltlah battle'cmiser,
which already was heeling over, i. here
upon it rapslced and sank.
"This also aaa ascertained by a Ger
man dirlglblewbich was flying over the
fighting sene. The dirigible observed on
ether British ships falling masls and fun
nets. It Is certain therefore that further
crul.iers were seriously damaged.
Finally the British fleet withdrew from
the German squadron and beyond the
reach of their guns. There was no
question of pursuit of the German ships
becsuse the hlglv speed of the British
vessels would lisveenabled them to catch
up with and destroy the German cruisers.
tKnalloh Report Incomplete.
"TMs time If Is possible ,to verify the
Hritlsh reports, which It as Impossible
to do In the case of the battle off the
Falkland lalands, of which details are
lacking. We only know that seversl
British ships are now docking at Gib
raltar to repair damages inflicted by the
German erulse'rK Scharnhorat and Gaelse
nai, and, that, therefore, the British of
ficial repot t on the battle off the Falk
land Islands, At. least, la incomplete and
coloted In llrltlsh Interests.
"The unreliability of the reports of the
British admiralty la also proved by the
fact that the admiralty even now does
not admit the loss of the battleship
President Cables ,
Kaiser on Birthday
WASHINGTON, ; Jan. 27. - President
Wilson today sent a message to ITmpror
William of Uermany congratulating him
on his Wly-sixth birthday. His message
was at rollows:
"In behalf of the government and peo
ple, of Iho I'nlted fit a tee, I have the pleas
ure to extend to your majesty cordial
felicitations on thla anniversary of your
birth, as well as my own good wishes
for your welfare. .
(Signed "WOODROW WILSON."
On his own birthday anniversary re
cently President Wilson received and ac
knowledged greetings from F.inperor Wil
liam, King George, President Polnearo
and other rulers of Burepe.
NKW YORK, Jan. r. The fleet of
German liners tied up st their docks In
Hoboken since the beginning of the war
blossomed out todsy with German and
American flags and with red, white and
black bunting In observance of Emperor
BERLIN, Jan. 27.-By Wireless to. Lon
don) Two birthday decrees of amnesty
were Issued' by Emperor William today,
the fifty-sixth anniversary of his birth.
The first releases the active military
from the disciplinary punishment inflicted
upon them by court-martial within a
limit of six months' imprisonment; the
second decree annuls the prosecution of
soldiers for offenses committed previous
to the receipt of their call to arms.
! Exchange Reduces
Minimum Steel Price
NEW YORK, Jan. 27.-After I'nlted
States 1st eel common stock. whose
j dividend was suspended yesterday has
been offered In Inige lots all day with
practically no buyeis at Its established
minimum price of 4. the board of gov
ernors of the New York Stock exchaiigs
voted at the close of the market today
to fix tor the stock a new minimum
price of CI.
Although more Ihsn M,000 shares were
offered at 48, the established minimum,
it was estimated that In today's trading
not more than 2.0U0 shares changed hands
at this prliet
Fresh selling sent the general list
lower in the afternoon, with occasional
feeble rallies on supporting orders. Bteel
common sold down to 41. In the unoffl
j White is Lobbyist '
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., Jan. 27.-(8peclal )-U.
W. , White of Omaha has registered as a
lobbyist on annexation legislation. . Mr.
I Whjte ssys that he is for tha proposed
'jointure of the two Omshas.
J. A. C. Kennedy or Omaha has regls-
tered a (lie representative of the Mis
souri 1'aciflc Hallway company.
HOWELL ASKS CLERK
FOR HIS COMMITTEE
(From a Staff Corerspondent.)
LINCOLN. aJn. 27.-(Speclal.)-A, clerk
to the senate committee on municipal af
lairs was asked for this afternoon by the
chairman of that committee and. was re
ferred to the committee on committees.
Wllllsm Csnsdy of Omaha wts mentioned
as the new clerk.
Senator Howell say that the aork af
that eommilb-e liaa become so heavy that
it is Impossible la get along without some
JOHN BULL WILL
PUT ALL FOOD ON
London Globe in Leading Editorial
Says This Will Be Logical Out
come of German's Con
i WILL SEIZE ALL THE CARGOES
PapeT Argues if Food is to Be Con
sidered Government Property
it Cannot Land.
WILHELMINA'S CASE DISCUSSED
The Day's War News
KMrKROR WII.UM Titt yrara
ll yesterday ami laonaa e-re in
IIHIr laformilliis lr"
military srlhltki. latest reports
available mafle It rire that
the emperor troop were ele-,v-rln
to sl" tor him a hlrlh.lay
IM la the shape of a Tlctorr at
arms. Two la mmn violent -er-mnn
attack Were bean" at sev
eral polat. They developed with
srreatrat foree against the Br'-llsh
Inns the Alan la Fraaee, wear
the Belgian border, and aaalnst
the Krench fnrtjier oth. In Ihe
realnn of Craonne. '
TI'ttKIiUl ATTKMPT . o Invade
l'.a;lt, several lime, reported, at
flrlal advice from Athens, which
Boy that three TnrUlsh army rori
ander command of Itjrmal Pasha
are enaaaed la the movemeat.
MOW .(VRTRtt-111'Su.tRY plaa la
the east, which aa aa Immediate
object call for the protection of
the daal monarchy from Ralaa
invasion, serma to have eaerted
already n marked Infloeaee on the
eainpalan. An official statement '
today from Vienna report that
Important vletorle over the Ra
tnn have been gained.
IIUNBIAX OFFIf'IAl. etatemeat as
serts that neeessr were won In
recent fighting; la tallela, where
attack of the Aaatro-German
force were repulsed everywhere,
la ceatral Poland, alone tb War
saw front, the German made sev
eral violent assaults, bat are said j
to have been driven back wtlh
BRITISH TROOPS once more aro
withstanding; the braat of the
German attack In the west. Se
vere fighting; continues alone the
La Bnssre canal, where the Her
man appear to have won the ad
LONDON, JanTY". The dcclsloi
of the' German government to seize
stocks pf. flour and grain makes the,u
absolute contraband, instead of condi
tional contraband, as tbey were here
tofore, argues the London Globe, In
a leading, article printed todsy..
"We permitted food to be import?,
by Germany," the newspaper saye,
"provided it was intended for tke
civil population alone, but now that
it Is to be treated as government,
property. It become absolutely eoi.
traband , and4 vessels carrying food
supplies to the. enemys ports, or t-j
neutral ports from which these car
goes are to pass into Uermany, will
do Si at the peri) of capture.
The editorial argues that 'in 'view of
the new status of flo.ir and grain, tho
American steamer Wllhelmlna, which
sailed from New York, January !J, with
cargo of food for Germany, has no right
to land its supples at Rotterdam.,
WIFE OF GREEK CONSUL
IN BELGIUM IMPRISONED
AMSTERDAM, Jan. S7.-(Vla London.)
A message from Liege, Belgium, states
that tha wife of. Greek Consul l'mmr,rt
who waa charged with aiding Belgian
tp escape, nas ueen sentenced to litre
years' Imprisonment. '
but valuablq to someone else.
This means those odd pieces of
furniture, carpets, ruga, musi
cal instruments or other ar
ticles that you have lying
around or stored away.
The "?orac one else" '
are the people who are
reading the For Sale
, Columns of The Dee.
Every day they read
this column looking for
perhaps the very thing
you cannot use.
Offer them for Bale, you will
find a ready buyer and ' bo
agreeably surprised to find
how quickly they can be turu
ed into ca&h.
Phone Tyler' 10 M) about it.
THE OMAHA DEE
Ettrybtd? Rtad Btt .Want Ada
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