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VOL. XLIV-NO. 201.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY -8, 1015.
Oa Train end at
total Slews Staade. la
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
THROW BACK THE
BRITISH Otl SUEZ
Constantinople RfporU English
Ontpostg Driven Back Agaftnt '
Canal East of the
BATTLES STILL PROCEEDING
Pari Ainouncei Sunday Quiet Ex
cept for Bombardment North
JUGHT ATTACKS ARE REPULSED
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 7.
'(Via Amsterdam to London.) The
official statement issued today by the
"Our vttngards uarrlved in the
region of the Suez canal and drove
"back the British outposts against the
canal. Battles took place around
Ismallia and El aKntara. and are
Britons Take Hrlckyard.
PARIS', Feb. 7. The war office
Eave but - the following statement
this afternoon regarding the' prog
"In Belgium the day of February
was quiet, Between the canal and
the road from Bethune to La Batjsee,
a kilometer east of Culnchy. a brick
yard where the enemy had main
tained a position was taken" by the
English. - , ' "
" Shell the 'Trenches.
"In the section of Arras to the north
of Ecurle the Germanes batteries have
bombarded the trenches captured by ua
on February 4, but there has been no
Infantry attack. .
. "From Arraa to Rhelma there have been
artillery fights In which we have bad the
"In Champalgne we have repulsed an
attack by half a battalion to the north
of Beascjour. . v . -
"From, the , Argonne to the Vosges
artillery combats have been handicapped
" Attacks Repolaee. -
"In the night of February and 7 the
' enemy delivered in the region of Nleu
port several minor attacks, all of which
There la nothing to report - concerning
the operatlona of February 7 except the
bombardment of the district to. the north
cf Soissons." " . r i . 1
Iowa Banner State ,
In Cropsf Nebraska
: Is in Fifth Placfe
WASIUNQTON. Teb. a-Jowa has
wrested from Texas the title of banner
erop 'State, the thirteen principal oropa
grown there lost year being valued at
150,000, according to the Agricultural
Outlook, issued today. Illinois crops
were worth $319,665,900, whlla Texas comes
till! d, With I38.S35.W. .. . j
Decrease In. the value eff cotton was the,
ca'ijf of the smaller value of Texaa crops.
KwTisas.- with S237,662.0M is fourth; Ne
braska, with $310,009.00 Is fifth, and Ohio,
with 7,3-j7.00O fa aixth. '
DID HOUSEWORK, HELPED IN
FIELDS; JURY GIVES PAY
-8IOUX' FALLS. 8. D.. Feb. TAsfpeclal.)
When Anna GJendem appeared before
N Jury In the Day county circuit court
and testified In her suit against Ellas
Loseth. a Iay county farmer, that while
In his employ she had dona the house
work s well as helDed the men in hay
ing and atacking. It did not take the
members of the Jury long to award her
a Judgment of $200 against Ioeeth, whom
she had sued for wagea due. She was to
- have received S2 per week, and not be
ing able to make a- satisfactory settle-
( . 1. ..... I .1, ....... .Ua
Hirrifc nun i' i ciiipiu jrvr, iiiiiiiuktu mv
action for the collection of the sum
claimed to be due. The Jury also al
lowed her interest on the amount of the
Judgment from the date the money was
first due her.
OVER 75,000 HORSES GO
TO EUROPE WAR FIELDS
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.-Warring Euro
pean nations have bought and cxportel
more than 75.000 horse from he- United
States, but there Is no Immediate' danger
apparent tl)at continued export will cause
an acute shortage of horses In this coun
try, according te O. A. Bell, of the bu
reau of animal husbandry, in the Agri
cultural Outlook published today.
The Weather ''
Comparative loal tie Cora.
. Official record of temperature and rain
fall compared with last three ears:
lli- 1914. 1i3. lli.
Highest yesterday 24 17 32 30
lowest yesterday 14 t-11
Mean temperature .... 1 S jn . u
ITeolpttatlon T .00 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temirature , 2
liefii-lnnry for the day......... I
Tutsi excess stn March 1 60s
Normal prolpual Ion M Inch
leflolenry for ttie dv 04 Inch
'luHl ralnfU since Mjrch l2 'i ln.-tics
) tefit'lent-y since March 1 1 Inches
1 efirlm y for corv period U'lf 5. 75 Inches'
gje'iclewy for cor. period, WIS 4.49 Inches
indicates bel w i;it.
t LA. KLjSH, loosl Forecaster.
at Omaha Yesterday.
f- 1 J . p- m v n
feq ! m
8 '-J J P- m...... ii
7 P- 21
FOR MEXICAN PEACE
Gathering of Orer Fire Hnndred
Delepatei at San Antonio Asks
Chiefs to Unit Fighting.
OAMBOA SOUNDS THE KEYNOTE
SAN ANTONIO. Tex., Feb. 7. A
resolution calling on the leaders of
the parties now engaged In the war
in Mexico to terminate the strife and
unitev for the good "of the country j
was passed, by the Mexico peace con
ference held here today.
The resolution, in the form of a
message, la being telegraphed tonight
to Generals Carranasa, Villa, May
.orena. Hill. Zapata, Angeles, Cantu
and other officials. . More than 500
delegates from almost every section
of Mexico and every political party
participated In the conference, which
was presided over by Miguel Bolanes
I Cacbo, former governor of Oaxaca.
; The' conference adjourned late today.
Mexico for Mexlcane.
In the opening address Fedcrlco Oam
boa sounded the keynote of sentiment
which every speaker followed when he
said: '"Mexico ia a bouse fop Mexicans
and Mexicans only."
The- convention decided upon a plan to
bring about peace by the appointment of
a permanent committee to bring about a
conference of the military officials In
Mexico at the earliest possible time.
Fedeiico Gatnboa, former minister of for
eign relation! in Huerta'a cahlnet, and
Francisco Cartajal.. president of Mexico
between the Huerta and Carransa ad
ministrations, were elected chairmen of
this committee, with power to name sub
committees In the United Statea, Spain,
Cuba, Canada and other countrlea whero
there are colonies of Mexicans. This com
mittee Is to arrange for, another conven
tion in Mexico an soon' aa answers are
received from the military officials to
whom the appeal is addressed. '
V. S. Show Displeasure.
WASHINGTON, Feb. . Efforts of
General Venuatlano Carransa to establish
Vera Crua aa the capital of Mexico and
compel the diplomatic corps in Mexico
City to go there were discussed today
by officials and foreign diplomats here
as one of the gravest developments of the
.President. Wilson conferred at length
with Acting Secretary Lansing of the
State department and It was understood
that the American government would
point out to Carransa its displeasure over
any Inconvenience to the diplomatic corps
In Mexico City. .
General Carransa sent the followls-p
message tonight to Ellslo Arredondo, his
"t ialr to nulu nlaar that under no
circumstance win I enter Into any com
promise , with the enemies or tne -peopie s
cUuse. I will only aocept uieir mwraut
Clonal Submission to the suthorltjr! 1
first chieftainship.' N
On BiU Abolishing
The Death Penalty
PIERRE S. IX. Feb.. 7. (Special Teie-
gram.) A nimusier u iuicr w
or to pass the house bill abolishing, capi
tal punishment In the South uauota
legislature today. 1 Adjournment 'for the
week was taken without any action.
In the house Labrie got bis . three
fourths Jury verdict bill past the Judiciary
committee and on the calendar tor final
action on the floor next week.
An attempt, to get . reconsideration of
the vote on the text book bill which
pasaed the house last night failed. It
goes to the senate for their action.
The bill for Inspection of private hospi
tals and convents brought on a number
of obstructive motions and In the
preliminary tangle it was killed by a mis
taken motion of Its friends sending to the
table i where It takes a two-thirds vote
to lift U.. '
The eugenio marriage bill was killed
by a vote of 6 to Ss. . "
Bread Tickets -Soon
Feature of Berlin
' BERLIN, Feb. 7. (Via London.)-Breed
tlcketa with which a weekly quota of
bread or flour can he drawn will soon be
a feature of .life la Berlin. The munici
palities of Greater Berlin today voted
unanimously to adopt this measure. 'The
ttckeU. which will it Issued weekly, will
be provided with coupons permitting the
holder to purchase bread or flour It.
amounts Up to two kilograms (4.20
pounds). Greater Berlin Is the only city tn
Germany where a limitation oa consump
tion has thus far been adopted.
ASSERTS GENERATION OF
SMOKERS TO PASS AWAY
GRINNELL, Ia. Feb. T. (Ppeclal Ji
Discussing smoking among atudenta In a
chapel address. President Main of-Grin-nell
college declared that he expected the
day to come when the use of the weed
would .be aa obsolete as snuff-taklng
now is. i '
'Time was," said the president, "when
ever body, from prince to pauper, prided
J? himself of hie ability to dip snuff, but
now the only place you can find snuff
boxes ia in a museum of antiquities, and
some day our descendants may have to
go to these museums to find our pipes and
other smokers utensils.'
The local committee on arrangements
for tie entertainment of editors of tse
state and wlvee when the Nebraska Press
association comes to Omaha In April, met
Faturday at the Commercial elub and ap
pointed a committee of five to re-operate
With the bureau of publicity tn arranging
iftstls of entertainment. The committee
which was selected by ballot was as fol
lows: I. W. Medlar. C. E. Corey, 3. O
Goodwin, J. M. Tanner and H. U Toitevln.
FRENCH SHARPSHOOTERS withari automatic gun In
a tree near Soissons.
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OHIO TR ADESI JEH
WILL YISIT OMAHA
This City jWnded in Itinerary of
, j. Cleveland -Maauf actnrers and
; Merchants' Excursion.
DEVOTE SPACE TO THIS CITY
Omaha la one of the bsgs of. gold, m
the opinion of the Manufacturers and
Wholesale Merchants' . board of Cleve
land. This board has planned a bis
trade exeurslon. for the latter part of
- ' -;
has included Omaha In its Itinerary, and
has given Its members a nice page an
nounoement of -Omaha's resources, in a
neat little pamphlet it has put out boost
ing for tha.exourslon. . ; - . - .
"The Quest of the Bags of Gold" 1
what the pamphlet la entitled.; Each ef
the cities to be visited is represented In
the pamphlet as a big yellow bag of gold,
and the Cleveland fellows are out after
these bags in that they are after closer
trade relations , with', these, cities. The
cities Included are Omaha, Pes Moines,
Kansas CJty, Minneapolis, Bt. Paul and
Ciirea Osaaha Moat Space. .
Omaha la given ' comparatively more
space in the-pamphlet than most any
of the ether cities. Bays the pamphlet
speaking to the boosters who are to mak
the trip:.. ' . - r.,.; ,f t .,..7
"How much of the contents of the bag
of gold at Omaha should ' go into your
"What are the possibilities for your
merchandise tn this brisk city of the
plains? How far have you developed
the relations that could properly exist
between your buslneaa and the business
men of the metropolis of Nebraska T
"Located in , the heart of the crops.' a
center te and, from which are annually
shipped mflllofis of dollars worth of
grain and beef, Omaha Is fast beoomlng
Lene of Jhe foremost trading centers of
the American continent. t
"Its stock yards are teeming with ac
tlvtty. Its warehouses are bursting with
grain. Its business section is active with
progressive and successful retail busi
"It Is truly a wonderful field for trad
ing. 'Come with us to Omaha and be
come acquainted with people who can
and will, if properly approached, 'shell
out' the contents of their bag of gold
A copy of the pamphlet haa reacted
the bureau of publicity at Omaha. Man
ager Parrlsh tf the bureau aays the
persistent publicity Omaha has received
regarding Ita great Industries has taken
effect in the eastern cities, aa shown
by this pamphlet.
Very Soil of France
. Turns on Invaders
I.HJJ2. franca, Feb. 7 (via Loiidon.)
Tho German army surgeons have held
conference here relative to tetanus, which
l as become very prevalent among ' the
German wounded. ' Papers were re.id to
show that the earth In this region ia in
fected with the tetanus germ, like Up
per Alsace, and that evea the slightest
contact of wounds with the earth was
- Slows Palls Deer Skew.
BIOL'X K A IjLS, 8. D.. Feb. t (Hpeclal.)
Arrangements rapidly are being com
pleted for tUe third annual licensed show
of the iMoux Falls Kennel club, which
will be held in the city auditorium on
t ebruary 14, ia and li.
NOT TARE FAVORS
Commissioner Xujjel Orders They
Shall JSbt Axrtpt - Pera.uiv,v
. lites" on Beats.
NEITHER. MEAlS NOR DRINKS
OmaTia policemen have been In '.be
bablt of "panhandling" meals, drlnVs
and small eratntltles from restau
rants, saloonkeepers,. and others, on
their beats, according to a statement
of Police Commissioner Kugel, who
adds that the next time he bears of
an officer offending In this way, It
will mean summary dismissal for the
guilty one. 1 ' '.
Mr. Kugel says many of his men
do not take money, but they do ac
cept meals, etc.. from almost any
body,-who off era them. ,
"The officers, do ..sot think they
are grafting- they think they, are
Just being" good fellows but petty
grafting it Is,.' neverthelesa." . Mr.
Kugel eaid, "and if j bear of any
more of it, it will mean dismissal of
those found guilty.".- . ,
Flood Waters Keep
:- Rising in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI. O..' Feb. T.-The Central
Union railroad depot, the tracks of which
are Inundated by the flood, was vacated
late today, and the various lines operat
ing out of there were forced to seek sta
tions on hlKher ground. ,
The flood reached the stage of 55. 4 feet
late today and continued to rise at the
rate of one-tenth of a foot an hour. Ac
cording to the government weather fore
caster the crest would be reached some
time tonight or early, tomorrow by foot
stage. Many bouses In the wholesale and
densely populated resident districts are
under water, but the suffering of the
people and damage to gooda have been
held to the minimum by the ample warn
ing given and the work of charity and
Flood waters have Inundated the low-lying-
sections of Newport and Coving
ton. Ky., across the river from Cincin
nati, and hundreds of families have been
fpi-cl to vacate their homes.
LAST MEXICAN GOVERNOR
OF CALIFORIA IS DEAD
LOB ANGELES. Cal.. Feb. ?.-Colonel
George II. Smith, attorney of Plo Pico,
last of the Mexican governors of Call
fornlaf and later a Judge of the. district
court of appeals, died here yesterday. He
was SI years old.
He wrote many books on jurisprudence
and philosophy, his Theory of the State
being awarded the Phillips prize by the
American Philosophical society of Phila
delphia In an International competition
Colonel Smith was prominent In the
Spanish land grant litigation of Call
uunng ine rivu war he commanded a
confederate evalry regiment.
I with Seattle Vomt.
t-EATTLJG, Wash.. Feb. 7.-The Beattl
Master Hafccire' association announred to
day that it had le iUud. OKlng to the
hitfh cost Of flour, to raise the price of
tirad from i nts a loaf to rents and
from IV crut fur a large loaf to U cents.
BLOCKADE DUE TO
Berlin Government Asserts Action
ForcedThrongh the Efforts of
England to Starre Teu
NEUTRAL WORLD ALSO SCORED
Nations Not at War Declared to
Have Acqniesced in Program
LIKE APPEAL TO OWN INTEREST
BERLIN, Feb. 7. (By Wireless
to 8ayvllle.) Germany officially
gave out today the full text of the
"nJernorandum of the Imperial Ger
man government concerning re
taliation regarding the measures
taken in England, in violation of
international law. to stop neutral sea
commerce with Germany." It says:
"Since the beginning of the present
war Great Britain has carried on a
mercantile warfare against Germany
In a way (Bat defleaall the principles
of international law.
"It is true that the British govern
ment has announced In a number of
decrees tho London declaration con
cerning naval warfare to be binding
on its naval forces, but In reality H
has renounced the declaration in ita
most important particulars, although
Its own delegates at the London con
ference on naval warfare had rec
ognlzed Its conclusions to be valid aa
.''The British government haa put a
number of articles' In ' the list of con
traband, which are not. or at most are
only indirectly useful for military pur
poses and therefore according to the
London declaration as well as according
to the universally recognised rules of
International law, may not be designated
"It haa further actually abolished the
distinction between absolute and relative
contraband. Inasmuch as It has subjected
to rapture ail articles of relative con
traband intended for Germany, without
refeience to the harbor In which they
are to be unloaded 6r to the hostile or
peaoeful use to which they are to be put.
"It does not even hesitate) to violate
the Paris declaration as well, as naval
forces have seised on neutral ships Ger
man property that was pot oontrabatfjd
in violation of its own decrees concern
ing tha'Jjondon declaration. It has fur
ther, through, Ita naval forcea, taken
from neutral ships numerous Germans
liable to military service and has made
ot them prisoners et war.- '
lade Nertk Sea. War' Area.
"Finally, it haa declared the entire
North Sea to be an area of war and If
It haa not made Impossible the passage
of the neutral ahlpplng through the sea
between Scotland and ..Norway haa
rendered It so difficult and so dangerous
that It has to a certain extent effected
a blockade of neutral coasts and neutral
porta, In violation of all international
"All tbeae measures have the obvious
purpose, through the illegal paralysation
of legitimate neutral commerce, not only
to strike at the German military strength,
but also at the economic life of Germany,
and. finally, through starvation, , doom
the entire population of Germany to
"The neutral powers have generally ac
quleaced In the steps taken by the Brit
ish government. Especially they have
not sucoeeded in inducing- the British
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Fee for Testifying; .
Carnegie Forgets His
V NEW YORK, Feb- a.-With Beth Low,
former mayor of New York City, as the
final Witness 'at the present bearing the
Federal Commission on Industrial Rela
tions today planned to hold Its next ses
sion In Chicago where transportation
problems will be subject to Inquiry,
The commission heard Andrew Car
negie and John D. Rockefeller, two of
the richest men tn the world, defend the
philanthropic foundations endowed by
them and neither was of the opinion that
the Institutions bearing thetr names con
stituted a menace to the people.
It was learned today that after John D.
Rockefeller left tho witness stand yester
day he was handed by the sergeant-at-arros
a check for W. cf which ti was wit
ness feee and S3 was mileage from
Pocantlco Hills. Mr. Rockefeller signed a
receipt la a sprawling shaky hand.
Mr. Carnegie was so busy with pho
tographers after he left the stand that
be forgot his check for 12. It was jnailed
to him today.
Fire Causes Loss of
Near $25000 at Cairo
CAIRO, Neb., Feb. 7.-fpeclal
sram). Fire early this morning
rletely destroyed the large department
store of McAllister Brothers. The fire
was discovered about I a. in. by persons
living in the next building and an alarm
Immediately turned In, hut the bailding
was a mass ot flames and the fire, too
well started to be stopped by the volun
teer fire department, which promptly re
Two streams of water were kept play
ing on adjoining buildings and the fire
kept from spreading. The building was a
large two-story briok aad a stock of
about was carried. It is a total
loos, though Insured The origin of the
fire is not ki"', but It is supposed to
have started from the furnaoe la the
basement. The north wall fell out. land
ing on the postoffice, a ems.ll frame
building, almost comiAetety wrecking It.
, . 1
BANK LADY WAS HIS FRIEND
And Now He Searches Sunny Italy
for.Beautifnl Fostcard to Send
Back to Her.
AND WEARS CRIMSON' MUFFLER
There be those who think that real ro
mance la found only in Italian gardens
hathed In moonlight.
Nothing could be farther from the
But who would ever look for romance
In tho somber poatofflo building, and
of all places In the postal savins bank
department, where everyone In supposedly!
Intent upon sordid money mattersT , !
Yet that la precisely where It was found
not long ago.
He It known, then, that Mies CUra
Southard teaches the young dollar how
to Increase when It Is placed In Undo
Sam's bank, generally bv poor folks who
haven't any too many dollars.
And a smile and a kind word go a long
way with these depositors, especially the
forelgnera, who are always pursued by
the fear of losing their little hoards.
Here enters the hers He Is an Italian.
And handsome! Pay, the Apollo Belvldere
had nothing on him. And, oh, such eyes,
with the sun of his native Italy In them,
and his fine, swarthy complexion, and
hln curly, black hair. ,
Well, his name aa Frank. Tea, Just
plain Frank. Of course. In most stories
Italian men are called Pletro or Oluseppl
or something like that But In this story
we must stick to the truth. His name
tomes Draw Savlaaa.
Frank came In one day recently to draw
cut his savings. He told the Bank Lady
that his father was dead and he must go
back to Italy to settle tip the estate and
divide It among all his younger brothers
and sinters and himself.
The Bank Lady was very kind, aa she
always had been. Frank felt that his
money was safe because sha waa always
so kind. Ho told her all about his home
and famll In aunny Italy. And all tin
tlmo the Bank Lady as getting his
monev ready. He wltdied to draw only
the odd change now and would get the
main deposit In the afternoon wnen no
was ready to buy his ticket.
Misa Houthard turned over to mm aev
rat dnllara and some odd change. Frank
took it and then pushed back a quarter
a t,. She ahoved It out aaam,
tM.kinf ha had forgotten It. frana
again pushed It back and said something
In unintelligible English while he smiled
and blushed. '
. vl- ) Tip Iter.
w. ii-i. time the young woman realised
that he meant It as a tip. w
to hurt his feelings, she pretended that
i,. ihnmhi ahea had mlacounteu. -
nut wnk was neralstent. Jto Jinaujr
pushed theuoin back and started for ths
door. There he paused Just long enough
to say with a smile and a musn.
'Tou keeoa It hava good time."
Bo Miss Southard decided to "have a
good time" with that Quarter, and she
adoDted an ingenuous way. xnat noon
aha went out and nuTohaaed a crimson
muffler, of the'crlmsonest crimson to be
found.. She raid for It with the auarter
and a little bit more. s.
When Frank appeared in the afternoon
to et the rest ot his money she pre
sented It to him. " '
Battle of Toaes.
Oh. such gestures'. Such voluble talk
Frank fanned the air with both hands
snd his head whileItalian and Engnsn
etruecled together (to voice his thanks
Ha would treasure1 the muffler. Never
before had so beautiful a muffler been
made. He would show It to his seven
little brothers, and his nine little slaters,
and to his aunt, and to his two uncles
It should remind him upon the voyage of
beauttf ul Omaha and he would have It
with him when he returned again. And
oh! What could he bring for the Bank
Lady? .. .
The Bank Lady assured him that all
she wanted was a picture poet card, and
she wouldn't under, any circumstances
aooopt anything else. . It he wished to
bring tier a post card, that, would be very
nice. . i
And so, somewhere on the seas or, per
haps, already in beautiful Napoll, la
handsome young Italian, with tho sun of
Italy in his eyes and a clear swarthy
complexion and lovely. curly, black hair.
About his neck la a crimson muffler of
the crlmsonest crimson in the world,
And , ha is probably wondering Just
where he can buy the finest post card In
all Italy to present to the Bank Lady In
Omaha who takes of his money such good
C0NVENTIONIST CHIEF IS
NOW AT C0L0NIA M0REL0S
DOUGLAS, Arls., Feb. 7.-General Juan
Cabral's conventlonlst command of ap
proximately i.OCO men arrived at Colonl
Morelos. sixty-five miles southeast of
hare, on Friday.
Nothing Is known about Cabral's plan
of campaign against the Carransa forcea.
who occupy only the strip of Bonora Just
south of here.
Cabral was sent to Sonora to take com
mand of the conventionale forces In Bo
nnra under Oovernor Jlaytorena. Instead
he was held a prisoner by Maytorena at
Cananea for, two months and escaped
only a few days ago.
- His army haa been weeks In crossln
the Sierra Mad re mountains from Chi
lliCTDIIIMC ATTAPW? TUP
PARIS. Feb. T. Resumption of Austrian
attacks on all Montenegrin posltlona along
the banks of the !rlna In the mountains
near Dorado are reported in a dispatch to
the Havaa agency from CettlnJe. It Is
!.i.i.,l tki ika Inslrlsn A A saw at ai 1) m
stated that the Austrian fire was silunced
by the Montenegrin artillery..
Three Austrian aeroplanes flew over
Antlvarl, Jhe dispatch states, dropping
many bombs, whlrb did considerable d am
ass to. buildings, but resulted In no
deaths, although one person was wounded.
The airrrafta were driven oft by artil
lery fire and flew In the direction of
OF MINNESOTA IS DEAD
ST. PAUL, Minn.. Feb. T.-Phlllip F.
Brown, associate justice f the Minnesota
supreme court, died suddenly here tonight
o! heart disease. He wag bt years old.
ON RUSS LINES IN
SPITE. OF LOSSES
Von Hindenburg Continues to Hurl
Hii Legions at Enemy and
,, Slaughter is Heavy on
DAYS BEFORE RESULT KNOWN
Germans Gain Ground at Points, but
Fail to Break Through Front
of the' Enemy.
TEUTON LOSSES .. ARE
LONDON, Feb. 7. Neutral opin
ion of Germany's threat of a tfubma- -rlne
blockade of the British isle, to
gether with, possible action by the
governments of the United States,
Holland and the Scandinavian coun
tries, is today competing with the big
battle In central Poland for first place "
In the public Interest in England.
The threav Itself has In no way-
disturbed the sea-borne trade of the
country; steamers are running at
usual; Insurance rates remain as
they were and ship owners declare
that there will be no change in
schedules. s .
Thlafc Caa't Be Done.
In fact the general belief her Is v
that Germany is not in a position to
Interfere to any great extent with
shipping snd the possibility of Ger- '
many becoming involved with neu
tral countries over this action looms
large in British minds. .
What effect the action of tho captain
of the Lusltanla In flying the American
flag will have on the question is yet
to be seen. The Lusltanla crossed the
Irish Sea. according to American pas
sengers, with American flags at Ita stern
and forepeak, but this fact ta not yet
known to the English public.
Of the battle In central Polani, little
news has come throvgti today from
either Petrograd, Vienna or Berlin. It
Is believed that tho fighting continues
snd "that it will be some days before
final decision Is reached. If the Ru
sian success In crossing the Bsura river
strongly supported and pushed If
might lead to the shortening of this en
Do Not Break Throask.
From all accounts tho Germans flung
great masses against the Russian lines.
nd . although they . gained . ground at
some points, the assault did not succeed '
in. breaking through the Russians, and. -
tho latter were able to take the offens
ive in porta of the field. -With the
tremendous concentration of artillery and
rifle fire and bayonet work tho losses
must have been very great. One corre-
spondajnt at Petrograd places tho Oer- '
wnan losses at 80.000.
In the Carpathians 'and' lit Bukowlna
hard fighting la also going on. The hus-
stans, with a strong force, are: making'
desperate efforts to driv tho Auatrtana
from Dukla and other passes; and, al
though the snow ilea deep bt the moun
tains, the battles Continue night and day.
Along tho weatera front. . so tar - as
official reports dlclose. this has been one
of the quietest days for weeks. The ar
tillery, of course, has been buey.but
as i If by mutual consent, the armies
have refrained from Infantry attacks.
Oxea Haal Boats.
There lias been no further ffghtlng
in Egypt, but statements from Turkish
prisoners show that the Turks brought
a great number of boats across tho des
ert, drawn by oxen. They were some
what) surprised to fin 1 a strong force
awaiting them, and were compelled . to
surrender, when troops got behind them
and hemmed them In. In some oaaes
tho Turks were allowed to launch their
boats before ths Britlsa opened fire and
Eart Grey, addressing a meeting today.
said that War Secretary Kitchener la
August asked him to at peal to the min
ers of Northumberland for five new batj.
taiuons. instead they raised twenty bate)
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create out of the Panhandle of west
Texas a new state named Jefferson was
favorably reported today to the state sen
ate. During committee debate both sides
announced they did not expect the adop
tion of the resolution.
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