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VOIa XLIV NO. 205.
OMAHA, Fill PAX'. MORNING, FEDUUAKY. 12, 191.V-TWELVE PAOKS.
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UI11TED STATES ,
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Courteous, onl Firm ITote An Sent
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. : in the Interest ot .Hen-,
"SHAEP WAENUia TO "KAISER
3ef fraction of) American Ship JiITght
, ; lend to Rupture of Friendly
! v Relationi.
HIGH . SEAS WTJST BE FREE
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"WASHINGTON. Ttn. 11. The
United State hu warned Great
Britain and Germany. respectively.
that general nse of the American flag
1)7 British vessels would be viewed
with grave concern here and that the.
destruction by Germany of any Amer
ican vessel In the newly prescribed
-war song-wouia lean to serious com
plications. It became known today that the
text 'of the two notes sent last night
to Great Britain and Germany ex
pressed much more . emphatically
tha had been generally known the
displeasure of the United States at
the use of neutral flags, by British
nMrtihastmen and its solicitude over
" the. 'Implication that neutral vessels
were liable to destruction by German
submarines In the waters around
Great Britain and Ireland.
Folate Warning; to Kaiser.,
In tli document which naa been trans
rnttted to Amhsssador Gerard at Berlin
for preeentatlon to the German Foreign
off tea, there Is a friendly but pointed
statement that American vessels should
nave hub , ana unrcainuicu pusv
through the high seas .and unblockaded
waters, and that destruction of an AmeK
lean vessel might lead to a change 4n tho
hitherto friendly relations 'which have
existed ' between the United States and
While in the note to Great. Britain the
representations made are not baaed on
the Lusltenla Incident, but on the state'
roents of the British Foreign' office Justi
fying the use of neutral flags by its ves-
sets, : the Unite J States as stated un
equivocally, It la. understood, that a con-
, tlnuanoe of the practice would be hlghlS
iangerous to neutral' veaeela and would
.be viewed with the deepest anxiety here.
Diplomats Mich ImprtHed. .
' The text of the two documents are ex
pected to be published by the State da
perUWcl tomorrow. Among diplomatists
- here the fact that the United States has
taken a pronounced -eta ad created a pre
frtunif ImnMsiaiMi - .
No 4nt. representations with the United
State on the same subjects have been
jnado by any of the neutrals, though the.
ivartous' foreign offices, through their
ministers here, have consulted the Amer
ican .government as to Its attitude. v
Wyoming May Go ;;
Into Oil Business
CHJi't EXTvE, Wro- Feb. U.--Speclal.)
-Authorisation for the state of Wyoming
to embark in the oil business is conferred
by house bill JH which was passed by
the, house of the Wyoming ' legislature
and which is now In the senate. The
bill provides - that the . state Jand office
mar operate oil wella on state lands when
the leases on such lands, which were held
by, private persons or corporations, have
expired and -when It appears that the
operation of wells sunk by such ex
lessees la advisable. The state Is author
ised to sell the product from wells so
operated, in doing which it will enter
the oil business in competition with other
The .bill also removes "the raaxlmum
f IS per cent as the royalty which the
state may collect from lessees' operating
oil wells on state lands. It provides that
the minimum royalty shall be 10 per cent
and that the- maximum may be deoided)
In the discretion of the state land com
For Omaha,. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Vesperatarea at Omaha Yesterday.
,' Hour. Vcg.-
. 8 a. m ., Hi
a. m H6
W a. m 83
11 a. m iU
13 tn 31
1 p. m.. its
1 p. m
1 p. -an 34
4 p. m M
I p. ra M
Tp. m... aa
p. ro at
Comparative Wal Record.
Iurtt yesterday , . 2 1 11 2J
l-Jeaji temperature i 4 lg ."
Yrecipltaiion yi .03 .oo .w
Temperature and preclplutlon depar.
turea f rum the normal:
Nofmttl tcmiKTRlur . JJ
for th day 11
, Total excs for tive day !.!!"! 69
Normal preotrntatkon ".3 Vrich
Jtflrlency for tlie flay !3 Inch
Total rainfall sliice March 1....2a S- liu-hes
IJeficncy '1ik t. i l.Mlnrliei
3f:-iny for cor. period, 1S!3. in-ne
Ueftclency tor cor. period. .1412. 4.64 luchs
Reperts from Statlea, at f P.' M.
Station and Btate Temp. Hlah- Rain.
i.t Weather. ' J p. m. t (j,
(. neyenne, part ciouay.... u 4n
x-nr, doudy 4 b4
lender, cloudy 4t 44
INorUi Flat te. cloudy M
Onutha, cloudy ........... SB 87
Tutbio. cloudy :4
Kaon! City, cloudy :a
xtt Leke t Hy. cloudy.. 42
ritnt 'e, cloudy t 40
. J-i,-nln. cloudy 2K it
M'oijj 'i!f, ule&r ' 34
Valentine, cloudy is J4
L. A. W1ELSH, local Forecaster.
COTS' RATES" FROM
OCEAN TO OCEAN
Commission Authorizes Through
'.Commodity Charges-. Below
Those of Mountains. '
TO MEET CANAL COMPETITION
WASHINGTON,; ' Fet). . 11.; To
meet new traffic conditions,' which
have been Incident to the opening of
the Panama canal, the 'Interstate
Commeroe commission today per
mitted transcontlntal 1 raflroada ; to
establish certain commodity rates
f fom . eatwrn.,.v points V Pacific
coast terminals, lower than those to
intermediate points In Intermountaln
territory. . r. :
This explanation of the . order
which brings Jnto prominent notice
the revolutionary effect of the
Panama canal ' on transcontinental
transportation! was made at the com
mission's, headquarters. v '
"Cnder the original order In the Inter-
mountain case, carriers were required
from the Miaeouri rlvep westward, not to
charge more to an' lntermotintaln' point
than to a Pacific terminal. East ot the
river the stringency of the rule was some
what abated. From Chicago to inter
mountaln points the excess charge per
mitted over the rata to Pacific terminal
was 7 per cent; from ri!JbUTrh 16 per
cent, and from the Atlantic seaboard 26
per cent : . - -
Sarlakase af Jtatea.
"The shrinkage of rates via the canal
from New York to ttaa franrUco put the
transcontinental carrier In serious straits.
Ob -certain ' heavy commodities, largely
moving by water, If the carriers reduced
their rates to the Pacific to compete with
the lowered water rates, a aerloua shrink
age In through earnings is Inevitable, tn
addition to' this loaa on .through revenue,
the carriers would have to take a double
loae on revenue ' to - the - intermountaln
points: , first, because the ntermountain
rates would have to be lowered, and sec
ond, because the percentages Over the
terminal rate would have been calculated
on a lower base, . ,
"Had no adiluionai relief been afforded
on Intenuountaln points, an abandonment
of much rail carriage from the Atlantic
seaboard territory was linmiiwuit, snd had
additional relief on interniountala traffic
not been granted. there Was grave reason
to think that the Atlantic seaboard in the
future would have supplied by water the
Pacific coast 'with the commodities In
question and that many Induatrlea' In'the
neighborhood ' of Chicago would . have
either lost their Pacific customera er
have been compelled to migrate, to near
the Atlantic seabaaid.
"In this emergency a greater degree of
relief on certain commodities to. Itter
mountaln points has been accorded by
li'onUtiued oo Pugs feoven. Column One.)
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SPANISH 'ENYOY 111 j
- MEXICO JJliST GO
Carranza ' Gives Alfonso's ! Minister
Twenty-Fonr Hours to Leave
'- ( . .. . Country. . -V
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U.:S. BATTLESHI? AWAITS HTM
7 WASHINGTON,, Feb. J-.ll.-i.Th8
State department was officially ad-j
vised late today that General Car-
rahsa had -ordered the Spanish min
ister to Mexico to leave, the country
(within twenty-four hours from mid-
Light,1 February 10, because of al
leged refuge given to Angel De Caso,'
a Spanish subject.
. The Spanish minister, left Mexico
City for Vera Cms immediately after
being orderedjto depart. J He insisted
that De Caso was at no time rn the
Spanish, legation, but declined to ro
tes! his whereabouts. - ,
Orders Refaae Clvea
Secretary- Daniels tonight' In-
rtructei the commsnder of the bat-
t'eshlp Delaware, now in Vera Cms
l.arbor.'to take the Spanish minister
sboard his vessel. ' ' ' -1
A copy of Carransa's note to, the Bpan
iah minister ordering him to quit Mexico
reached the Btate, department today. It
"The asslstsnce which, taking advan
tage of the character you say you' have
(Continued on Page Five, Column Three)
Armies of Kaiser...,'4
Evacuate Lodz; ... .
"PAniM. Feb. U.-;a a. m.V-The
evacuatioa. of Iods bjr.the Germane has
been ten firmed, according to 'a Pr.tro
grad dispatch to the Havas News agencjr
which' states that stores,' offices, com
n(issa,rlat aid transports are being re-
nmved haatu to Kaliss. . ' .
' A retugee. who escaped to Caenatochowa
the d"Patch credits with the statement.
that tU' Germans have renewed the .con
structkiu.; f heavy fortif ltd lines , which
was suspended six weeks ago. - -
t Leds,' the- second clly of, Poland, was
captured by the Uertuas oi Ueqeiuiie r, (
when Field !srhal Von "illndenburg
began his dash for Warsaw, seventy-five
miles to the northeast. The Kuvslans
were driven out "f the city only after a
desperate resUtaoee, according t' Ger
man ' reports.- although 'Petrograd" con
tended It was evacuated for strategical
reasons. - The Kuseians were reiorted
yesterday to. have assumed the offensive
on the Warsaw ironi in an eyorvto push
bat k the Germans who are said to have
transferred many troops from ' that
region to Cast Prussia.
for The Bee by
YOU PI AY
OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF -
PEOPLE S0I1E OF-THE
TIME; BUT YOU CAN'T
FOOL ALL OF TflL PEOPLE
ALL OF THE TIME "
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BRITISH SHIP FLIES 7
German Submarine U-2 Attempts to
Torpedo SteamerN Laertes,
' Firing Several Shells. '
ATTACK ON VESSEL A FAILURE
i YtTMUIDEN, Netherlands (via
London), Feb. 11. The Germarf sub
marine U-S yesterday attempted to
torpedo the BrltUh steamer Laertes,
which arrived here today from Java.
The vessel escaped by adrolr ma
neouvers and fast steaming. When
attacked the steamer was flying the
Dutch flag, ; "
; .The attack on' ,the Laertes was
made while the vessel was standing
between, the Mease lightship ald
Schauwen bank.' Thr . submarine
fired several shells which damaged
.the steamer's funnel, compass and
upper deck. Ag this. did not induce
the captain to stop the submarine
nCade a preliminary attempt to tor-v
pedo the ship. '
" , ninrlhitck Plig,
The'; Laertes when'challnneged'by
the submarine was proceeding with
out showlng-lts nationality. When
asked ito stop"tbe 'vessel" flew the
Dutch flag but this did not prevent
the Germans, according to the ship's
officers, from firing or the steamer
and attempting to sink it.
', The "captain of the Laertes says he
flew the Dutch flag in order to save
the crew which consisted of subjects
of neutral states. Including those of
China and Norway. v
' A Dateh ta taveatlcate.
THE HAGUE, Netheralnds (via Lon
don), Feb. ll.The Dutch authori
ties will make an inquiry Into the at
tempt of the German submarine U-J
to torpedo the steamship Laertes as
It is suggested that the attempt was
tuade inside Dutch territorial wat
ers. . . . -
The National "Capital
Tkrdar, FeSrwarr 11, I0t. ' ,
' I The Saaata.
, Met st noon. ' ' . '
The tight over the ship till" relaaed
whilo plan were being made to take up
. The Ilaaee. ' , .
Met at 11 a. m.
Ilwte routinued on the sundry civil
l&dere prepared te take- up the ad-
nttiiUtratloo slap bill under a special role.
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YOU . MAY
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ASQUITH SAYS U. S.
-IIEN BOOST WHEAT
British Premier Asserts New York
and Chicago Speculators to
Blame for High Price
SHORTAGE OF BRIEF DURATION
LONDON, Feb 11. Dealing with
the food question in the House of
Commons this afternoon Premier As
qulth said that & determining factor
In the price of wheat was speculation
on the Now York and Chicago mar
kets. The premier said that these
markets were in a highly nervous and
Jumpy condition. . He anticipated,
however, that this fever would abate
after June. V
. Iloaaewl ves Side. .
' The housewives slde of the great war
occupied the afternoon attention of the
House ot Commons, for this body, by a
motion, Invited the Intervention of the
government In the present fight, which
baa been going on against tha increased
cost of living In the British isles.
The government already has appointed
a parliamentary committee to Investigate
this matter, and Premier . Asqultb ex
plained to the house the result . of the
Inquiry thus far made fcnd outlined cer
tain proposed steps dealing with urgent
necessities of the case which Is causing
much hardship on tha poor.
Prlees Not lllaher Tha a Estimate.
The premier admitted a formidable rise
in the cost of the accessaries of life, but
e contended thst prices .were substan
tially below the level which the best in
formed Judgment of the country would
have anticipated at the end of a si
months' wsr involving a large part ot
the civilised world.
Details of representative increase.
Premier Asqulth said, thst the advances
in me retail prices of food, as compared
with the period Jus before the outbreak
of the war were today In London 24 per
eent; in other large towns . 23 per. cent
(Continued on Pass Four, VlumoTwoT)
Wyoming Bill is -
Aimed at Blind Pigs
CHCTEXKRi Wyo., Feb. H.-(rip'at.)
The "blind pig" will cease to flourish
lit several Wyoming." localities, notably
unincorporated coal and oil camps, if
evnete file 71.: Introduced) by ; fnator
Gardner of Uiicoln county becomes a
ststute. Th hill provides for search of
placea where It Is suspected liquor la be
ing" Illegally sold, for the seizure and
destruction c s h liquor If It be found,
snd fjr the proeei-utlon ot the persons
responsible for the illegal sale. This
measure is aimed at "blind pigs" snd
peddlers, who sell Honor will,..,,,
authority. No law of its character now
is on ins Wyoming statute books 1
RING'S SLAYER IN
House-to-Houie Search of District
-east of Sixteenth Street it
SUSPECTS KHAR, FLATTSMOUTH
Omaha Officers Lead in Hunt for
Two Mexicans Answering1 De
scription of Men Wanted;
REWARD MONEY IS OFFERED
REWARD MONET. IS OFFERED
Three squads of officers, seven to
the squad, were sent out by police
officers late yesterday to canvass the
entire district east of Sixteenth street
to make sure that the murderers ot
Detective Tom Ring are not In hiding
within the city. The officers have
been Instructed to search every house
In the district thoroughly. '
Qcnaha officers who went to Cres
cent, la where two suHpocts were
greeted-st noon, reported the men.
arrested are not the guilty Mexicans.
Up to a late hour yesterday no
report had been received from Plaits-
mouth, where Officers Ferrand and
Wade were leading In be pursuit of
two Mexicans seen' near there. Evi
dently the Omaha officers were still
on the trail of tjie Mexicans, as they
had reported no capture or fillure.
The Board ot County Commis
sioners and the Burlington railroad
have each offered a reward ot IQO
ror me apprenension ot Kings
slayers, dead or alive.
Saepeeta Near Plattamoata.
The police Jearned yesterday morn'
lng two Mexicans, closnly tallying
with the descriptions given of .the
two slayers of Detective Tom Ring,
were eeen near Oreapolla, Neb., a
Station Just this side of Plattsmouth.
Officers Oliver Ferrln and LeRoy
Wade, both expert marksmen, armed
with automatic shotguns and magaz
ine revolvers, were dispatched to the
vicinity at once, but first reports
from them Indicated nothing of value,
. The two Mexicans stopped at a
restaurant operated by Mrs.j WIl
Hams, at""-9lxteenth and Sprague
streetsshortly after the tragedy, and
the shorter one of the -Lwo begged a
(Continued on Page Five. Column Two.)
Will Take Further
; Trade of Germany
LONDON, Feb ll.-U l p. m -Premlor
Asqulth, In an announcement made to
tho House of Commons this afternoon,
said tbut the Drtttsh government ' was
about to take mors atrlntfont measures
SKslnet the trade of Germany.
Replying to a question ftorn Admiral
Lord Charles Bores ford, whether the
government will plae all food and raw
material used in German Industries on
the list' of sbsV.uta contraband, the
, The government !s consUlurlng the
Question of taking intviures against Oer-u-an
trade In y ew c( the violation by the
enemy rf the rulei (if wsr I hops
shortly to . malts an announcement ou
v hat these measure are to be.
Van Dyke Protests
THEHAOUH (via London), Feb. 11.
Henry Van Dyke, the United States min
ister to The' Hague and also the Grand
Duchy of Luxemburg, said today that he
had appealed to the government at Wash
ington to protest against German Interior.
ence with his duties as minister to Lux
emburg. He said his diplomatic com
munication with 'Luxemburg has been
cut off by the German military com
mander at Trier (Treves), who had re
fused to permit his litters to pass be
cause they were sealed with the seal of
the American legation. "
Man Buried .Alive
in Mine in Idaho
WARNERA Idaho, ""Feb. 11. Two or
three miners ysught by a cave-In at the
Bunker Hill and Sullivan mine here yes
terday were killed. . The third, Charles
Jacobson, was discovered allvelast night
under the body of one of tha others.
Ths dead miners' bodies lay Jn such a
position that it seemed Impossible to re
move them without causing a fresh
cave-In on Jacobson. Early today rescue
gangs were still, struggling with the
problem, but it was believed Jacobson
would be got out ssfely.
Dacia Finally Sails
On Jaunt to Germany
NORFOLK. Vs.. Feb. ll.-Tbe Ameri
can, steamer Dacia finally sailed today
with its -argo of cotton for Germany,
which goes via Rotterdam.
.Great Britain has threatened to seise
the ship, ' questioning its transfer from
German to American register. It Is gen
erally expectud that a British cruises will
take It before It arrives in Ku rope an
waters and that the case will, be fought
out in s prise court.
Hate Hearing Ordered.'
WArhllNUTON, rVb.,11 otpertal Tele-
gram.) Tho lnterstau Commerce ooni-
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at Washington, on Atanh . on the com.
ui i... . - i . .mi, oi ..rand
lnd. Neb., t all., axalunl Missouri,
Ksunas av Texas railroad.
KAISER REVISES .
lil EAST ARENA
Emperor Belierei Enormous Sacri
fices of Men in Poland Are Not
in Proportion to Advan
RUSSIANS ARE QUITE 0FTTMISTI0
Rerersei In Bukowina More Than
Offset by Advances Mads in
Carpathian Mountains. '
AUSTRIANS. ADMIT REVERSES
The Day's War News
VISITED STATES ban akra a firm
stead neieerslag tn Htkla at
Asaertcaa SBlaalafc la a blocked
watera. Ia Its aole a Kreat Hi-Hale
yesterday It pointed oat that
the aeaeral as yttt the America,
f's by British Teasels rroold be '
klahly Itagem, to nentral ves
sel, asd viewed by this soterii.
meat wtt'h aaxlety. It Informed
Germaay. that, the deatrnrtloa ot
a America a vessel snlght lead tm
m ekaaa la the hitherto friendly
relatlaas between the two con a.
GREAT HaiTAW fs repawn to
take still mora stringent nrio
ares to cat off tier naa a ever-seaa
UKRMAMD 'evaeaatrd Loda, next to
Warsaw the most Important elty
of Rasslaa Polaad, aeeordlast to '
aofftclal , reports from Paris.
A report says that-the Uermaa
are- removing- ' their supplies to
Kallss near tha border, and that
they are res a ml as; poastraetloa of
lines at fortifications.
CARPATHIAN reports are conflict
ing, althoaah It Is agreed what'
heavy ftahtlaar Is la proareaa.
Ftroa;raa claims of ' victories
" are not admitted la Berlin, where
It Is state that the Aatro-Jer-
man forces are making steady
NOTRE DAME IK tOSETTB htll,
la aorthwestera France, has been
captarcd by tha allies.
LONDON, Feb. 11. The situation
In the pastern arena of the fighting
Is occupying the attention pf the
military authorities in Berlin ia a
very 'large degree. If reliance may be'
placed on news dispatches reaching
London from, the continent. According-
to these, Emperor William re
turned hurriedly to Berlin from the
Polish war theater and at onee held
a prolonged military conference, sum
moning for this purpose General vou
yoltse, Count von Aulenberg, Gen
eral von Kessei and many other well
According to the correspondents of cer
tain neutral Danish papers, Umporor Wlil
llsm finds the situation generally hope
ful, but be Is described as greatly de
pressed over the terrlbhi price In Jmn
Germany has had to pay for compara
tively limited advances against the en
trenched Russians.' One account reaching
Parts,' by way of Warsaw, places the
German lossea on the Bsura and the
Hawks fronts at 4,000 dead. This report
Is absolutely without confirmation and
it has not even been repeated from any
ether source, '. . . ., .
Nevertheless, Danish military ' critics
say) Emperor William has, protested
against this slaughter and. as a result, an
effort will be made by- ths German war
staff to transfer tha fighting to - soma
point where . tha , Russians are less for-,
midably entrenched. ,
Rwsalaaa . Are Optimistic. .
Th Russian reports of the fighting
from the extreme north to the extreim
southeast of the line through Poland con
tinue optimistic The loss of some ground
to the Teutonic allies in Bukowina ap
pears to have been more than offset by;
what tha dispatches from Petrograd de
scribe as the strategical Importance of
the Russian galna in the Carpathians.
The British press finds muuh cauna foe
comment In the Austrian official admis
sion that "the fighting Is heavy fcuj,
vexatious.". In the Carpathians it Is evi
dent that both sides find the fighting
among snow covered passes, with only
the most precarious connection with their
sources' of supplies, a warfare In which
ths results gained are very . dearly pur
chased. , .
In the extreme north, where .hg P.us
(Coutinued on Page Four, Column i Ive.J"
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