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OMAHA, .SUNDAY MORNING, ' FEBRUAJ.Y 14, 1915 .SIX SEt7nONS--FIFTY-TWO PAGES.
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SPAIN ASECS THE
TWO SHIPS' SUNK 1
Oriole and London Trader, Small
Merchantmen, Are Victims of
FOUR MEN FROM TRADER SAVED
GERMANY HOLDS .
WILL STAND PAT
' . '
Berlin Foreign Office Deol&res Com
munication Much Friendlier
in Tone Than Ex'
GERMAN BAILORS RESCUED AFTER THE NORTH SEA BATTLE They were first taken to Edinburg castle, where
they were fitted out with clothing, and then were marched to quarters under an armed guard. A
POWERS TO HELP
Madrid Reported to Have Requested
' , that Great Nations Now, In- .
:- ' terrene in Western ' ;
STATE OF ANARCHY IS REIGNING
' Guadalajara, Second Largest City in
Country, Said to Have Been
' Taken by Villa.
VICTORY . ASSERTED COMPLETE
LONDON, Feb. IS. TheNppanlsh
government has irade Application to
the powers la Order to obtain Joint
action to end what is termed a state
; of anarchy In Mexico, according to d
dispatch from Madrtd to the Ex
change Telegraph company.
Caro oa Board Drlanart. y
' VERA CRUZ, Mexico. Feb. 13,--Joee
Caro, the, minister of Spain In
Mexico, is today en Involuntary fugi
tive on board the American battle
ship Delaware In the harbor of Vera
Crux." Expelled from the country by
General Carranxa, first chief of ,the
constitutionalists, Senor Carp faajic
cepted th) reiterated invitation of the
American authorities to take refuge
on board the Delaware. ' ' . .
Acting on an intimation from General
- Carrania' that hwas persona non grata
and . that he leave the scountry within
' twenty-four hours datma; irom midnight
of Wednesday, February 10, Senor Caro
arrived here Friday night and waa today
f,'i' afforded asylum by Capltaln William
Rogers of the7 Delaware, who acted in this
matter under tnstructlona from Washlng
.. ton. Senor Caro came to Mexico only re
' ' cently. He had not presented tils creden
tials as Spanish minister, not having re
ceived from- hl government Instructions!
to Join General Carransa hero at Vera.
Crus. . J ' ' -'
No Official Stataa, Says Carrea.
That Joe Caro, sent to Moxlco as min'
later by Spain and now finding asylum
on the American' battleship Delaware,
has in fact no official standing and that
he was guilty of attempting to shield a
man accused by this government' of a
serloua crime, . waa the substance of a
defense outlined In a statement issued
tonight by Jose Urructa, head 5 of the
foreign office under General Carranxa.
In this statement Urrueto, recited that
Angel Del Cano a Spanish resident of
Mexico, has" been v closely Identified In
loliUos with '.General Francisco- Villa,, at
served a his secretary
meral. Villa's retirement
and that after General
fromexlco City he stjled hlmaolf mln-
ever. nen uentr.. "lM'1'"" ' r" - i
Mexico City, the -arrest of Del Caso was ,
ordered and he accused was gfvrn refuge ,
in the Ppanlch lection by fienor tar...
who In the. meantime had arrlvea in
nAnueal fA va II Wn t l A(Tf
that the SJ-anlsh
legation be searched
.. w.j jk i.j .,- .,rn..,
Dcrcaso. Tn wh'nor rrec.pitar.on rang,n. from bn-halt
tused permission, for this search to , to more than twe inches Sewatd report
made. General Carransa ordered him, to , sreatest quantity of precipitation,
loavo the country. Senor Caro protested. . I ' 'nce Saturday morning Two
Senor Vrrueta asserU In his tatoment,')lnches;of rain fell at Salem. .Edgar,
on the ground that as a duly anointed ftromsbnrfc Lyons and a number of
mln'ster his legation enjoyed the,' rlsht pitr points alone the railroad lines,
of extra territoriality; at the san'o time ticneraily temperature In the east half
be claimed to inviolability of his per-, 1 of the state have been above freVxtns,
,on- ;. 'but' farther west they have been from 14
Villa Taken flaarialaiara. jtoSO nbov
Et. PASO, Tex., Feb. lit Guadalajara, i. It Is feared that the storm may have
second largest rlty In Mexico, fell toJsv: caused some .lose to the stockmen and
into the hands of the Villa troops, accord-1 ram hers, hut 4ha facts are not expected
lng o a telegram -ecelvcJ tonight Dy Wi
Associated. tTfSS. ifenerai yuia ocsvrioes
his victory as complete. 1
Mine Guard Shot
, -- at Butte is Dying
. BUTTSX Mont., Feb. 13. The deatli of
Thomas JIunroe,. mlne guard, -who was
ahot and fatally -wounded by 1 tarry Rob
inson, vice president of the Mine Work
ers unhin, an organisation formed dur
intr v trniihlea Inmf atimmer. Is
momentarily expected at the hospital
where he lsNylng with two bullets In bla ; . Ono of tl b' .etui-ea ot the automo
txriy, . .( t bHe show wl'l be t'fPai'krrd armoured
Robinson, who Is held In the 'county! cruiwr. Alter th iil;atch of a flock.of
Jail, had made no statement regarding ' frantic te!et;ru:ii i ' sages to Packard
iha shoot in If. Muuroe. in a statement officials, Horace. i'.r ,.o:al aKer.t, made
given as his deathbed declaration, aald
he frequently ha been threatened -with
death becauae' of bla employment as an
While the shooting has revived discus
sion of the labor disorders dt last year,
tha authorities aav'they expect no fuivj
ther trouble. ' '
. ml 1tlrt 4.Urti ' ,
xliU VlCUiuiivi .
Forecast tlU 7 u. in. Sunday;
For Omaha, Council Jiluffs and Vicinity,
probably f ae, ,
Tea.v-orat.re. ! Omia Yesterday,
44 i 1
ii. . .
(.'uiparatlv Loral Keeerd.
JH15. 114.191 18)1
TTlgheet yesterday ;
Ixvfst yectrrduy 24 ll
Mean temporature ...... 42 lj
PrecipUaliort 41 . -W
Tenu'eraiura.. aiid pre (41 it at von
turea from the normal: w
k K,-t-us for the dy
TuIaI ex .-.- sine MuriU 1
"i in h I
'x-ews M-r the lay
Tulal rsinfuil Blm-e Murt-li 1..2S JI liw-ha
Ivli -ieiw-y nnt ian n 1.. l.frt inches
1 Mficiriu y for i or. period. 1S13
51 iiu h -a
Iteliclra- y fur ,-..r. Krtod. Wi2. 4. 70 In
L, A." WKlSli. Iocai 'orcsater,
I m Hour.
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BAD STORM RAGIRG
IN WEST NEBRASKA
Passenger' Trains Are Running Far
. Behind Schedule end Freights '
Are Annulled. '
HEAVY SNOW IS STILL FALLING
One or the worst storms of the
winter has been hovering over west
ern Nebraska, since arlv Friday
morn In and yesterday still con
tinued. On the Northwestern toad
from Long Pine, all fhe way through
to Caspar; on the Burlington,-from
Alliance to' Sheridan, and on ; the
tnlon Pacific from NortfaFlatte to
Cheyenne, since Friday morning, 'to
Saturday noon, eight 0 twelve Inches
of Bnow,had fallen' aad over" most, of
the territory at that hour It was still
j , Throughout thc
western part- of the
. be-n , drifting . badly.
'fctuttf. b:ivw has
j.nr trains have been running from
ne tQ foup bmm bfhM ,(.bedu,e. Qn
Nonhweatern anJ Purilnirlon. freight
. -n.uiieii -- nlowa
l.ave been going out ahead of every pas-
V'"'"- - ' , i '
' v.nmx. ui mo wuiv mni!, miiLiia. tone...
, to ue no-n ior several uj.
pikhrE. H.'v.. Fett. 13. (Special Tele-
gram.) The snow storm wnicn starve
hero yesterday morning ended this eve
ning' ith a foot of snow on the ground.
The temperature Is mild with little wind.
ill IXXKIL CU UiUlOW
Of War Type WiU Be
On Display at Show
arrangements ' to lr.'-, the big machine
expressed In V iiul troni.Kunaa
'City to Omaha-
Tho aimiured crjl-.cz an exact dupli-
caOs of X auch(malii i- -i luwin active
service in tho F.u open-, v.nr, and this
parllchlHr one w.ll be shi.-in-d to Euroe
j In a few woks. It Is m.irr'y covered
by steel arnwur find otily tLa wlueld are
! ex posed to view, A luiptl i perilled
..Ion The, machine, incln ll:ls turret Is
autione.1 a machine eun
01 me gun.aro proieoicji Dy tne sirioviriu
'1 stel antl ran shoot tv-hile 4he tiichlt, In
- - - y -
t ft ray d rute.
j tJJLL . I U rU i UMU.J
. L-BEL ON STATE PRINTING
l . ' 1 " 1 '
' CHETENNE, wrt, Keb, 13. )?;e.-t-L
if . i , . 1 MLm..1
l .t.ii, nn t ur.orrariUrd s med labor 1,1
a: ::::::::::::: i embodied m no. Biu-r or yo.
t.lng leitlslatur. Introdu.fd by Reprexen.
; : a in-
2 ef this bill prov!1-s that "In sui-h
rities wherein exist
a a rry.'sr constituted
Itudy of' the Intern
tJt.lon of North America, cegniaanc
thereof shall be taken; and fn such an
evnt and under such a con'Hloa the
printing being executed tn su h a city,
shall have thereon the l&bel of the branch
;uf the International Tyr"g. a ;hi-al pnion."
Inasmuch aa the "union laid" relerred
l.to msy be used only on pth;t! ne In
employing c:.ly union
pilnUrs. state printing contracted lu b,t times and after failure to postpone the
done In. a city where a branch of the
1 Typogrdphiral Onion Is maintained could
' .! . ....
under tha operation of the Mac Kay
J be don ouly la, a "union shop,"
ARTILLERY FIGHTS IN .YEST
Violent but Intemittent Exchanges
in , Protrress from Champagne
'to the North Sea." '
SMALL S5QRM SIXES IN LORRAINE
PARI3. Feb. I3.-The French war office
this afternoon- issued ' a report ot the
ClnMIng which reads as follows: .
"From the sea to ths Lys, the Germans
yesterday bombarded violently N leu port
and the country-of the dunes. Their ar
tillery fired en Ypres during the night
of February 11-12 sad on our positions. tt
the east of Tpres during the day of
February 11 Our artillery replied to hip
fire effectively. ' :
, "From the Lys to the fJomme yesterday
witnessed intermittent cannonading. In
the region of ' Arras near,'Carency we
caused the explosion of two mines situ
ated at outposts held by the enemy.
"On the Somme between ths 6lse and
the Alsne, as well as in Champagne there
waa yesterday great activity pn the part
of the artillery of both sides. ,x
"8om tea aviators have flown ever
the region of Verdun. The bombs thrown
by them did no damage. During the night
of February ftH3 there were two Ger
man attacks on'oilr trenches In' the forest'
of Caurea to ths iiorth cC Verdun, wbH:h '
Tri Lorrains ; the'Gewie -eUJok' on 'our
positions st Arrocourt, mentioned In our
report of last nighty as led by one com-
pany, while' at the same time another
(lor man company, endeavored -with ' RQ
greater &uicees to occupy our positions
at R-msey. , " ' v
"In Alnaee. the enyny-hss bombarded,
the' position w hich we .took'. February 12
In the vicinity of Mount ude!kopf. Be
cause ef the thorough' organisation it our.
trenches the effects of this bom bard meot
were insignificant" - r ( ' , . ' Y t .
Tri6 of Mexicans ;
r Held as; Suspects ' '
; By Lincoln Police
Three Mexicans, auapected of being the
men .who killed petectlve Tom. Ring,1
Were arrested In ' Lincoln yesterday,
according to word which reached tha
sheriff's office here from Chief of. Policy
M alone of Lincoln.
THe arrbbts. Were made on Information
given by a woman who saw the men 'in
hiding In a coa) shuts.
Photographa of the men wanted were
.taken to Lincoln by fpecisj Agent Phil
lips of tho- Burlington Railroad.. 1,'hlcf
Malone, after seeing these, decided there
Was a possibility that at lesst one of tbe
suspects might be; one of
the trio ".of
murders of Ring, and ordered them held
for further investigation, according to a
telephone message toOmaha last night.
One of the suspects la an ex-eonvirt,
who formerly lived tn North Platte. --
Race War at Gallup, :
N. M., Compromised
UAIJA'P, V. Jt.-; - Feb. lj.-kmj . dis-
jjejjtlon, which bo'gan with a mas meet-
, inS this week st, which aproclamation
i wua lusued ordering all negroes to leava
the town, was settled by a compronils
fxlsy. Kolluwlng an order from.Gov
amor McIHmald to rheriff R O. Ttt berts
to enforce the Inws an t (rotect the ne
groes., in tlitilr .It-sal ritlils, an itgrv-ement
-waa.inudc by whli h tlirse blavks. who
itrw ki'ci-ptahle'to tha authorities will be
-..-i...., rA i . i.. .'...,- ..
, n ,u wru J a riii4.ii 3 ivnn ,n i .iivv
!h. have been , discharged ,uom. their
P-tt'.loiis woull.lio reinstated. Nrgroes
j ctnciJcrjil undo ra bla Will again be or-
j Tha negro population bvfore the tioublo
itjeian w-s somewhat ,( mora than .100,
, ALuut hulf. the blacks hat left before the
i - tr A.i
: . . , i , n i i
vvYC!!iNQ ma-y&uild -
; . ADD1T1C.J TQ CAPITOL
c'l'c.VKNNF., WVo., ' Feb. 11. (H;eclal )
i'id'-s.i th. re 1 ai unexiirted of antl-4
J mi.nt the f.enata of ihh Wyoming ti-gla-
latu.- diir the uitt -w days, Wyom-
JnT ill i ill an ddlk i to Ita capital
I'Ullilfg at a cit of at last !5e,00. Tha
s-nat-, bus recommen,ld for ' passage
IIou.'io Fill il. which provides tn a' spe
rml lax cf threa-elKhihs of 1 mill for
two yeava to ralra ffnJf for.'capltl en-
Vi,tr; ent. The recommendation was
'retchfd S.t.-r a drbate which waa heatd
bill rrie.?initely and to amend It to pro
vide for the erection of a state office
building, separata from th eapttol, at a
cost of not tooro tbaa tT,0M.
1 tfc i
TJ. S. Communication
At Luxemburg Are
: , Held" Tin by Germans
- I.UXEMBURG OranohDuchy ef tMxem
burg (Via London). Feb. 11 The German
military authorities here have refused to
transmit a package containing the Amer
ican consular .agent's ; accounts because
it was sealed in an envelope addressed
to the Btate department at Washington.
The package, under Instructions from the
commandant, -was returned to the agent
-Interference by the German authorities
with American official correspondence al
ready ' has elicited a protest .; from the
State department at Washington, based
on an appeal that vets contained in a
cablegram forwarded by Dr. Henry. Van
Dyke,- the American minister to The
Netherlands .and Luxemburg," who com
plained that' the German military com
mander at Trares refused Jto allow offi
cial letters to pass from the minister to
the government of the . Grand " Duchy.
Secretary Bryan has sent a note of pro
test to Ambassador Gerard at Berlin for
delivery lo the German foreign office.
The German government was reminded
of , the fact that Df,,V Pyko ws minis
ter , to iLuxemhurg ao jwe1' as, to The
Netherlands; that 1 Is ad bee rendered
inoommuniudW& far ss his. relations
with Luxemburg were concerned, and th
note expressed confidence that the action
of the military commander at Treves was
not sanctioned by the imperial German
government. - 1 ,,
Warships Escort : -
passenger Liners ;
, ..Across Irish. Sea
ISKW YORK," Feb. . 13. Passengers ar
riving here' today on the British steam-shlp-
Megantlc from -Liverpool said that
extra precautions apparently were being
taken to protect shipping In and out of
English ports from torpedo or submarine
Charles A. Nelson of Uticr, N T., said
j the Megantic, leaving .Liverpool February
S, was 'closely guarded by a destroyer
until at was well clear ef the channel.
It -appeared as if we Vers going
through a lane of war vessels, 'i- aald Mr.
Nelsop. "The destroyers weremovins;
back end forth st a rapid speed. ,
The nlxsm of Hyderabad, one of the
native rulers of India, has equipped and
sent to "England a force of 60,000 met, ac
cording ' to Fefher Amatus, a Belgian
Cathollo priest, for the last thirteen, years
a missionary in India, and one of the Me-
ntl,, Passengers. . .
i mail . is loyai iq me inotnes country,
said Kathar Amatus. "Territorial troops
have been moving to England from tho
beginning of tha war. . The men are eager
t3 get into the trenches."
i Bill Introduced in .
House for Embargo
0n Wheat and Flour
WASHINOTON, Feb. 13. -A bill te. ean
pewer. the president to embargo whaat
aud wheat flour exports wss Introduced
today by Bepreaentatlvea Farre of Penn
sylvania. It would" require the president
to 'fins tha total wheat supply on 0an4
last' July 1, the quantity .required ' f 01
domestic purposes, that already exported
and estimated exports during the current
floottl ' year. If not enough., -remains to
meet the average par capita annual con-;
sumption based on the record of the last
ten, yeara, the president would under the
terms of the. bill proclaim . an . embargo,
Mr. Farre said' Ire intended, to press his
Alsatians Weep with Joy as They
A Greet French Republic's Chief
PARIS, Feb." ll-Prsllnt Potilar
and Minister of War Mlll.-rand, who ar
on a taur-of Inapeclion of the wnatern
bat Us front, acre rocelvad entbualastic-
aliy today by tho people of Alsace. Tears
Of Jov ttrosmed down the faces of the
older inhabitants, wil younger persona,
dreased In the national Alsatian costume,
presented ttand-mado gifts to the Frenoh
chief executiva, '
Tho house la th provlnst- were dec
roraled with tricolor flajra which had been
l.ldlen la Alsaue aim-e 170, The aiayora
of the various Uiwn expressed their
t. latitude at . deliverance by France lu
votcea choked with emotion. President
Polruare decorated many , notabla , per
suos wltb ths . order ef tho- Lasioa ef
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GRIDIRON CLUB HAS
FUN WITH GDESTS
Six, Candidates for President Placed
on Trial Before Judge Com
toon People. - " r
COLLEGE YELL FOR MARSHALL
WASHINOTON, Feb. . Three
Xa in a row. . Large gfid fragrant Xa
they, were and they hung lrr all their
glory beneath tho- brllllaat electric
"gridiron In' the New Willard banrjuet
hall last night. 't'Thoy woro the floral
BlgnboarflS' which-' rhnrkwd tho thir
tieth anulverBary dincer ol tne Grid
Iron club. w. ; i
For thirty years this famous or
ganization baa been dispensing mirth
and merriment, jollity and Jest, wit
and wisdom. , Like wine. It grows
better aa it grows older. - Each yoar
has aeon it develop along' uatque
lines until now it is not only dis
tinct institution ot. the national capi
tal, but Its fame ia world-wide. Last
night's trple-X dinner wa one of tho
best everl It' was full f clever stuff,
but without the slightest suggestion
of malice in any line. Each afraft of
wit fell harmlessly upon a cushion of
laughter., - .
President Edgar C- . Snyder, 'of , the
Omaha Bee. led the procession Into the
banquet hall, , escorting Vic President
MarshaL Secretary Bryan and several
other, members of tile cabinet, - a dosen
er more senators, over a score of rpr-
fSentattvee, army end navy , officers and
men distinguished .in finance, railroad
ing, literature and science, made up the
throng ot more thaa SCO which gathered
around tho beautifully decorated tables.
Perhaps espVolal mention ought to be
made of Admiral Clark, of Oregon fame,
and Chauncey' M. De"pew. Tbe visiter's
presence recalled tha eerly days of ths
club. -There was a reminiscent note in
the song , which wss ' sung tt htm.
"You're tho tie that binds us to the days
gone by,"' warbled the., ononis, and the
speech which the sentiment evoked waa
In Mr.'- Depew's happiest vein which la
saying a good deal. But tha face of )he
Gridiron clyb is always turned toward
the future and so there wss no other
reference to tho fact that' nearly a third
N of , a century . baa elapted since some
eight or ten newspaper correspondents
tootr unto themaelvee a name which has
become historic, ' '
Appeals to 'Brer r Sense.
Tbe . dinner appealed to every sense.
The' floral decorations charmed ths eye.
Nothing could have hee more beautiful
than th mapnor ia which Email arranged
the masses of fragrant - spring blos
soms. Tbe great eletr1o ' gridiron was
Imbedded In American Beauty rosea and
the walla and ceiling Were hidden behind
abundant . festoons Of smilax and other
vines. ' Tha delicious menu satlsfled-'tha
Inner man and the muslo pleased the
ear. Thar was an appeal to Intelligence
and Intellectuality' In tha dialogues and
"Continued on Page Five. Column Two.)
Honor.. He sI3o bestowed (he Legion of
Jtonor'en the mother superior of ths
Thanrt hospital for devotion vto the
wounded. Tha presidential party paid a
visit to a school where tha children are
now taught both German and Krench.J
President Polncara inspected the Krsflrh
trenches in the valley and decorated Sev
ern! officers and meu for vulor. , The
president said be was well satisfied with
the iieulthy appearam.e of the troops,
and also commanded the r ifni kabls
strength and cunrtlng of the fortlMca
liona. Ihe party also vlrUed ths prlnH-r-a.1
Alsatlin points cc-ufld y the
Fren.-h, Including Dannemarc and tne
helghta which dominate (Vi-nay (8enn-'
helm), aad Murlhautt ptaiu.
, HAVRE,. Feb. 13. (Via rarlsV
Shipping circles here now consider
It practically certain that the British
steamer Orlolo was torpedoed and
sunk by a German submarine. The
last time the vessel la known to have
been seen was at 2 p. m. January SO.
near Dungeness, in company with
the London steamer. London Trader,
which is jilso missing. There is
equal certainty that the London
Trader shared the fata of the Oriole.
A . tel ram from Rouen says James
Cullen, a survlfor of ths Trader, was
landed here by tha steamer Poland,' the
captain ' of which stated- that Another
ship, whoso name he could not give, had
saved three 'sailors from the Trader.
The Oriole left London for Havre on
January 2H. Its crew numbered twenty
one men. The BrtUslt admiralty " ex.
pressed the opinion on February 9 that
It had been atruk by a German torrdo.
The I-ohdon Trader was a vessel of
tons, . built In lit! and owned by the
Lfmdon Welsh Steamship company of
London. v ...
Boy Charged yith
Murder at Atlanta;
Forger Also Indicted
ATLANTIC, la-, February U XRpeeleU
The grand Jury, which has been In ses
sion here for the last three weoks, re
ported yesterday and was discharged. A
total of seventeen Indictments were re
turned at th session. Four Indictments
were returned against a fellow represent
ing himself to ' be Mike Deavltt, who
"bilked" local people with worthless
checks, the. Indictments' being on the
charge of forgery." Deavitt, or whatever
his real name is, oame . here and nego
tiated for and contracted to buy a local
restaurant. . lie represented himself to
be a young farmer from Warren, county,
who had sold his farm, was to be mar
ried, and was coming here to embark in
business. He told a straight story and
flashed? a ehsck book which showed him
with a bslanoe noted- down ' of nearly
12.000. He secured tr worth s$f clothing
and 10 In money, and after he had been
gone a few days the checks he gave
were returned, marked "furgerloe." It
develops that th real Mike Deavltt does
lve In Warren eounty and that tbe fellow
Who wss here knew about bint and Im
personated aim, ', , '
- The grand Jury returned an Indictment
en Jhe etiarve cf murder against Franet
Dunn, th 17-year-old lad who shot and
kUled his Stepfather, T. J. BJcEntry, last
December, because the latter beat Dunn's
mother. Th boy is in the county jail
arid the' case will come op at the April
terra. ' , .
German Victory in
East Prussia Over
BBRLIN. Feb. IS.-(V!a I-ondon.)-The
morning papers hail tha victory ' In E&st
-Prussia particularly as removing further
danger of an invasion of Ujat province.
They point to the Russian report -of the
battle1 as an Indication of -tha complete
ness of ,ths defeat, ss it sdmlts that the
Russian are falling back to the protec
tion fit their chain cf fortresses. . ,
Thevvictory is especially prised because
of. ths frustration of plans for a strong
offensive which the . Busaians are be
lieved to. have been preparing In this
. The capture of IH.floO prisoners reported
In ths Oemian official communication
means thst practically sn entire army
oorpa' has been put out of the fighting.
The fact thst the number of guns cap
tured Is comparatively small ' Is com
mented on In some euartere as Indicating
that ths Russians, who are said already
to have lost a 'third of their artillery
through capture, era now Insufficiently
equipped In this arm of the service.
Ths Lokal Anselftar's military Cubtribu-
tora says, Jn commenting on the results
in Kaat Prussia:
'We believe that the Russisn general
staff is not fsr astray wrhen it assumes
that our troops in Cast Prussia ,hav
The press expresses hopes for further
good news-, from ths battle still proceed
ing In some parte of the eastern Una,
The children in the schools were given
a. holiday today and flags ars flying all
overhe city In honor of tbe victory.
Water Works of ;
WASHINGTON, Feb, ll.-Zipate forces
have destroyed the water works In Mex
ico City, the food famine has beeoms crit
ical and indications are that Carranxa
forces may soon evacuate the city, offU-
clal advices to ths American government
say today. i . ".
Officials here are much concerned over
tbe reports which have' been coming for
the last .threa davs.
With lack of food and unrest In ths
population and tha fact tliat.Mexico City
Is e(, no great atrateKlo importance, dip
lomats In Uaxlco City fear . tha place
may be left without semblance of author
ity at any moment.
Advlcee to tha Htate dopartment -from
Pedras Negras report that en Thursday
Vflla troops evBcuoted Monolova and
moved south, the Carranca forces under
General Iu!s Gutierres occupying tbe
town without resistance. '
The KpanlKh minlsiei, who was expelled
from UexU-o City by General Carranxa,
went aboard the bsttlcahlo Ihtiawar aa
a guest of Caput-. Rogers, but will -sail
for Havana February .It en a Spanish
', SEVERAL ponrrs ARE justified
Ke?ertheless, Kaiser'a Government
. Determined to 'Adhere to
HO DANGER OF C0MPLICATI053
The Day'i War News
BKI.OIl M AIU JSORT1I FRAKt'H
are aarala the aeeae of Tie-lent ar
BKRLtlV WAR OFFICK says victory
1st East Prussia ls aa deelalre as (
end dearer of Rasalaa Imvaaloa 1st
tka seel I o a.
TWO BRITISH MERCHANT BII1P
re reported task . laf English,
ehasmel by Oernsa torpedoes.
LONG l)RW OCT battle- for soh
eoaatoa of aasaeo la Carpal hlan
a ml a tat as U atlll aneliled.
GERMt attack la the- Arsroane kM
aralaed aroaad, the Bertla war or
fleo saasaaee todar, and mora
than half a antl of Frenra Boat
' have been won. There ha
b farther flsrhtlaa- la tho
V ees, aad th Berlin official re-
. sort etatea that all attacks of tho
allies .wore repulsed, laying par.
ttealar atress opsa heary arttllery
t ooatarta. ' '
GBM.MAN WAR OFTTCB atates that
tho 'western ' front was foand
artillery ammaaltloa "which aa
mraur onsjinatea la Antrloaa
BERLIN tVia London), Feb. 13.
The German forelsa office, after
studying the American note respect
log tha declaration, by Germany of a
war lone la tho waters around Great
Britalaand Ireland, .state that tho
termg are much friendlier than pre
viously had been expected by reaaon
of the incomplete newspaper dis
patches published here. ,
The foreign office vhal not antici
pated that the United States would
accept the German position without
objection, arid it even rccocnlaiea that
from the Ajnerlcan Btand point cer
tain of the points raised aia justified,
Germany, however, it U declared.
Intends toadhere to ita one view
point. Various officials, diplomatic,'
naval and military, whose opinions
have been sought, profess to see no
elements of danger la the situation,
and are convinced that the. naval
campaign can' be conducted on tha
lines laid down in- the admiralty
proclamation without in-volvina; diffi
culties between the United States and
Germany. ' ' . -. . . '
Filibusterers Again .
Get Busy in Senate v
As Dems Shovr pand
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.-Whlle tho ad-'
ministration democrats were refraining
ths ship bill for a new drive In tho house.!
the republican filibuster blossomed out -anew
today la the senate, where Hens tor
Gore tried to have tho commerce commis
sion ' dlacharged from his substitute.
which Is to, bo used ss one of tho basis
Senator Burton took the floor for a
speech that promised to last all day, and
It was apparent that ths republican oppo
sition was prepared to hold its lines firm ,
until tha administration compromise took
a thoroughly definite form. , Senator
Weeks, author of the bill -which la also
a part ef the eomprwnlw., rt-t'1i-t.i it
could not be accepted In the senate with
the amendments proposed by ths admin
istration in the bouse.
Senator Burton presented two resolu
tlons, one calling on the Treasury do
partment for information of whether
ther were any negotiations even of t,
preliminary character to buy any of tht '
German ships' now laid up tn Amerlc&a '
ports; and another proposing that a com-,
mitts of senators investigation along the
same line. Consideration of both went
over without actio.
When Representative Padgett introduced
tn tha house the resolution fr a special
rule. It was referred to the niles com
mittee,' Which- probably will not take It
up until aftee it has been considered by
a democratic caucus.
Said to Have Been
BKOUU Korea, Feb. IS. Ainneity was
granted by Japanese authority today to
Baron Tun Chi-Ho, former cabinet nifn
iatar; Tan Kl Tak, formerly connected
with tho Korean Dally News; An T: l
Kog., Im Chi Cheng. YI Sung-llun arid
Ok Kwan Pin, who In July, 191. wer
entenoed to six years impribomuant for '
an attampt to Maslna,to (i.-neral
Terauchl. Japanese governor genoral of
Th trlnl and tonvictlos . of theso
Koreans two - years ago attracted eon
sidrrabye attention on amount of tho "
allegation, that certain Koreans had be,-a
aubjocti'd, to torture In building up ths t
case agaJnat tha Accused. The b-i-t,i,,n
cf six years, Impoead by tha '1'a.l-lvu
court, were confirmed in October,.. VJi
by th supreme court, ot Korta.
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