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VOL. XLIV NO. 207.'
OMAHA, MON'DAY ' MQliXIN'fl, FKRHUAltV. 1 1913.
J&VXZ SINGLE COPV TWO CENTS.
CLOSE CALL FOR
FRED DUFREHE ON
y LEDGEOF HOTEL
Mind Unbalanced by Sickness, He
Tries to Jump from the
Roof of the Farnam.
FIREMEN COME TO RESCUE
Rash Up Ladder Just in Time to
. Stop Him as He Attempts to
Leap to the Pavement.
TROUBLE MAY BE TEMPORARY
Hundreds of horrified passersby
gased with sickening sensations at
Fred Du Frene, whose mother owns
" the.Farnam and Rlvard hotels, Nine
teenth and Farnam streets, as he
clung, garbed only In a nightgown,
to the narrow ledge that crowns the
. topjrtf the three-story Farnam hotel
building yesterday afternoon. While
firemen and police officers worked
madly to rescue him, DuFrene, who
waa mentally irresponsible, moved
-..dizzily ibout, and every moment it
seemed as though he was about to be
dashed to the pavement below.
It was just as firemen raised a
scaling ladder and Police Officer Joe
Dudley raced to the top that the
man rolled clear to the edge of the
cornice. He would have fallen had
- not the -ladder shoved him back.
. By that time Dudley reached the top,
and DuFrene leaped to bit feet and
bounded over the coping and upon the
y roof. Dudley whs after him and aided
by other officers and firemen, over
' powered him, and he was ' tied and
lowered through a skylight Into the hotel;
sptiFrene had been suffering from pneu
monia for the last few days and late yes
terday afternoon, when his mother and
.. a special nurse left the room, leaped from
bed and sprang out upon the firs escape.
Shouting that he was going to dash his
brains out he gained the roof and was
next seen crouching on the ledge.
- A crowd collected and watched with
horror the- shivering man as he moved
recklessly about. Efforts of those .
' top of the btflldlng only served to frighten
him further out on the ledge. V . ."
Physicians stated that DuFreae's rea-
' eon. was only temporarily affected, but
they fear, that the exposure may produce
fatal results on acoount of his already
serious ailment. f . l
, Stealing Copy of
Bee . Proves to Be
7 y Rather Expensive
Ten dollars and a quarter for one copy
f The Omaha Bee! ,
That is not the. subscription price. It
can be had for leas than that from any
f the authorized agents But a fine' of
ST and costs, which were $5.23, beside. Is
what George Saunders ""had to rjy in
police court la , Hastings the other day
(or stealing one copy of The Bee from
a doorstep of a subscriber.
Here is the account of the case that
appeared in the Hastings Dally Republi
can, February 8: ,'
"George launders treaded guilty this
. afternoon to swiping an Omaha Bee
from' the doorway of the O. C. Zlnn
Jewelry store on Friday morning and
, raid a fine of 15 and costs.' It totalled
10.!. v ; V
"Vep; I im unfortunate enough to be
, the fellow who took It on that particular
morning," said rounders, "I iust stepped
up to see what time It was." ' ,,'
"KCforta were made to- keep the trial
secret. It was tield at the police head
quarters instead of the iU.ua! court room
and ercordltjg to P. J. Mlnner of The
Omaha. Bee, complaining witness. Judge
Benson advleed him ;. to keep quiet
about it. ,
' Don't say anything about U,' the
judge Is alleged to hsvv said to hifti
We want to keep this thing quiet.".
When' Albert Raruy, one of the wlt
nrsaes applied at the door, he. was not
permitted to enter.
"Mlnner paid Henry Moll, night police
man, S3 ss reward for niHklng the arrest.
According to The Bee agent, papers had
been missed at tie Zlnn place for, two
1 week."' -
Molds A s State Bank.
WIl.MKTON. N. I)., Feb. 14. Entering
tlu! Medicine tke Mute bank at MetM-
cine lake. Mont-, early today, two youtti
v riil bandits forced the cashier to hand
fjver 3.0 in currency and escaped. A
posac overtook them as they were tiding
towards the Norm Dakota line, and In V
running battle cm of (he bandits was
wounded and captured. His conipunii n
, escaped, riding toward tne Canadian bor
der. The Weather
For Nebraska Fair.
Ttnrrratartt at OsUt Yesterday.
7 a. in....,...... 31
S a. in SO
10 a. in 31
11 a. m
12 tu 80
1 p. ni 3d
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4 p. in &!
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Coaayarwtlva Ical ItMsrS.
ISl&JSli. U13. 1911
Tligheat yeattrday.: 17 CO $j
lowest yesterday W 12 M r
Mn temperature 14 44 " SO
l'recipltatlun 0 T N(M .00
Teiupeiaturc and preclpltatiun depar
tures from the normal:
- nrimtl temieratuie. t$
Fxoeas for the clay 7
Total excaa since March 1 S5
Nuimal pre ipttalion li Inch
' jifM for tie day.,' 01 Inch
Tclal raiufaH since March 1....2S.A3 Inches
Ihil it-ncv sine March 1 l li ln lu
1 wficlfni'v for cor. period, WIS. S M Inches
!(! icncy for cor. w-i-iod, 112. 4.7i inctyi-t)
T indicate tiace of priM-l'itaiion. t
U A. i:L8H, Lajcul Forccaater.
SDHDAY WILL G0I1B
Committee Return from Pb-iladel-fhia
to Find Evanfelit Muit
Continne ,Work There.
TELL OF ITTTERLST IN EAST
"Billy" Sunday will not come to
Omaha In May.
v He-'wUl come to 6maba next Sep
tember instead, and open his cam
paign here, Sunday, September 5 and
continue through that month and Oc
tober. E. E. Thomas told at a meeting in
the First, Presbyterian church yester
day afternoon of the quick trip made
by himself and two other members of
the Sunday executive committee to
Philadelphia last .week to see Mr.
Sunday regarding the Omaha cam
paign. The other two men were Rev.
Titus Lowe, pastor of the First Meth
odist' church, and ..Rev. Grant' E.
Fisher, pastor of the Dundee Presby
terian church.- . '
They left Mondays and arrived
home yesterday , morning.
The three men are astounded, over
whelmed with amasement at the tre
mendous religious upheaval hlch they
witnessed In the Quaker City.
"When we heard that Mr. : Bunday
would have to continue hie campaign lr.
Ehiladelphia until the middle of March,
instead ot ending it the last of February,
we feared this would make It necessary
to change his Omaha date." asserted Mr.
Thomas. "We know there are atlll flele-
gatione' of 150,000 people who' have not
been able, to secure entrance to the tab
ernacle At Philadelphia, that 8.000 men
from the Pennsylvania railroad shops and
offices have asked for room at a meeting
and have not- yet ' been accommodated;
these in addition to the ordinary crowds
that besiege the tabernacle hours tetore
"fVnd we feel now that we have for
several days this last week been under the
spell of the most marvelous religious
Last Thursday' we entered with Mr.
and Mrs. Sunday, the handsome limousine
which John Wanamaker plaCee - at the
disposal of the Sundays and were taken
to . the palatial home of . Edward ' T.
Stotesbury, partner In the firm of J. P.
Morgan A Co., where we found the so
ciety people of Philadelphia. And Mr.
Bunday addressed them.
"As we drove back past the tabernacle
about noon we aaw a crowd ' of at leaat
10,000 people waiting -there - for- doors to
open for the 2 o'clock meeting. 1 ,
.Mr, Sunday hurriedly ate a little lunch
he doesn't eat much mdrt tflian enough
to keep a canary bird alive and then
rushed . out and addressed that crowd.
Then he had the tabernacle cleared and
let in another crowd.
T T. Kowland. general freight agent of
qhe Rock Island railroad at Des Moines.'
spoke briefly on his experienoe In the
Sunday metlnga there., He - was one of
the "trail hlUere". and. told of his con
version, the vanishing of his skepticism..
A mild sensation spread over the au
dience when Hv. John J. Htllman, pas
tor of the First Methodist ohurch. Des
Moines. In opening his address said:
"Mr. Rowland has not told you the most
Interesting thing about his . conversion,
which Is that since the Sunday, meetings
closed last November he himself has
brought into my church, of which he is
now a member, five, men from among the
employes of the general freight offices
of the Rock Island, and these are not all
he has 'brought la either,". -
'ow Arc iSMthaataatle.
Rev. Mr. Ilinman told how his skepti
cism changed to enthusiasm regarding
Mr. Bunday. He waa formerly pastor ef
a church at Toungstown, OT
"A campaign vis about to be Inaugu
rated by Mr. Sunday there," he asserted.
"One day the superintendent ot schools
said to me, 'It is a great mistake to bring
Sunday here.' And I thoroughly agreed
with him. . x
"I wrote to friends of mine In the w?st
where Sunday had held meetinga and the
replies I received astounded me. Tflen
I began te work. And the good we re
ceived from those meetings ia incalculable.
That superintendent of schools is now
the most marvelous personal worker I
know. The president of the Young etown
Iron and Steel company, another skeptic
then, would now travel across the state
to have a. few minutes' conversation with
Billy' Sunday. ; :
"As for results, the first Sunday after
the campaign closed In Toungstown Waa
a day of pouring rain. But I received
into my church 413 new members. Within1
two months I bad received over 809 new
members. Among them were, from the
court house for example, a judge, 'the
(sheriff, three deputies, the county auditor,
the recorder and the chief probation
Rev. Mr. Loe asserted that be and
others leadmgjn the movement were over
Joytd to have the Monday date changed
to September. V .
"That leaves the' whole winter ahead
of us t work the campaign after Mr.
Sunday has gone. It ia a most desirable
ehange from the earlier date."
TODAY IS ANNIVERSARY
OF BLOWING' UP OF MAINE
Seventeen years ago Jonlght. at t:M. the
battleship. Maine, was blows up In an
explosion In tHavana harbor. Today is
the seventeenth anniveraary of that tr--1.1.
r..i.h when MS loyal A inert -
,. .iiiir, ataach sailor boys on theH
Vatiw. lot t''1, Hv without a chance
to protect themselves: when mines, planted
in every corner of the barbor, were ex
ploded underneath the battleship, it was
. I. , ... ,,.,. .,,.,....! council's seven-passenger i
the blowing up of ths Maine that excltedf
the United btatea to aciion wwn reaara
to Spain and lia colony, Cuba, and which
resulted In a war between Spain and this
country. Following Investigations ef ths
exploding of the Maine, President Mc
Kinley uii April 30enl an ultimatum to
Hpala which prompted that country to
hand General Woodfordr" American min
uter af Madrid, his , passports. Follow
ing that. President MtKinley on April
asked congress to declare war, and on
that same day congress did so.
MILITANT SUFF AIDS COUNTRY INSTEAD OF
FIGHTING IT Mrs. Fankhnrst talking to a woman street
car conductor in Paris. For some time Mrs. Pankhurst has
been in Paris working in hospitals and otherwise aiding
Jn relief. r
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By Workinj All" Day Sunday Audi
'torium is Completely Decorated ,
' and Cart Installed. , .
TO BE BIGGEST OF OMAHA SHOWS
W,H? ,ar"er exhibit of handsome tour
ing cars, and twice as igrga u exhibit of
heavy trucks as was ever shown In an
Omaha automoht: sliow In the past, the
tenth annual Automebtle lJww. I 'ready
to open its doors at the Auditorium for
maUy at t'p. m. today.
- "Everything has gone along without a
hitch, and we will, be ready to throw the
doors open exactly on time." said Clark
Powell, manager of ths Show, "All the
decorating was com He ted Bunday room,
lng." .; . .
' According to Manager Powell, there as
over too cara on exhibit at this show this
year."! The Auditorium Is full from the
door to the stage and the great rostrum
la crowded , with, cars..The baeemeht
space is all utilized for the. display , of
heavy auto trucks. Here are the giants
twenty-five feet In. length and looming
well toward the celling,' the kind of auto
trucks that look as big as a locomotive
engine. ' ' ' ' ' -
Dealea Is HaalUh Garden.
The general design of the booth ar
rangement, thi decoration, the palms
and smilax Is that of an Cngllsh. garden.
White -picket fences are . used . In the
boundaries ef the booths so, that thejwhole
floor space haa' an. artistic and classy
appearance'. ' - ' ' '
-Ths . entrance to the '.white '.picket , en
closure Is made .la a pergola effect, with
palms all around and a veritable hedge
on either aide. George Laler has' Just fin
ished the decorations. Not a patch of the
wall ' of the Auditorium la ' visible any
where Wythe building.' The entire. sur
face has been covered -with ' green and'
white sheeting, which are the Automobile'
Show colors. Over ' lfi.OOt) yards of - the
sheeting were used ' tit the ' decorations.
Beautiful lighting effects have been pre
pared by the circular arrangement pf a
species of, Japanese lenterna enclosed In
the green and white sheeting, thus artis
tically maintaining the color acheme. j
These lights, ten' in each group, are ar
ranged on the top of great white pillars,
til I-at Mo4la View.
All the latcst'lJia models of automobiles
are on exhibit at this show. Touring tars
run from ts.000 machines down. j
The exhibits at this show are valued at
over SiW.OJO. There are nearly fifty ex
hibitors, with 'J00 c&rs on exhibit. . Monday
night Is to be observed as opening night,
Tuesday night, is to' b musical; night,
Wednesday night is ,to be deslers'. n!(fht.
Thursdsy-ls to be eclety night, .Fvldny
Is td be cabaret night and Saturday night
closing night. Olson- orchestra Is to
furnish music throughout "the week. '
Fingers , and dancera of strictly class
style' are to give performances Friday
evening, which Is set apart as cabaret
night. They will all be professionals of
recogtiltea ability ."'".
PORTLAND CITY CAR PUT.
IN' JITNEY BUS BUSINESS
PORTLAND. Ore., Feb. 14. In order, to
learn, for himself whether av5-cnt fare
automobile service could be mads to pay)
Mayor ' II. R. Albee , placed the city
car la service
for a day and a half this week on a route
In tha most populous part of Portland.
The results, made publlo today, satisfied
the mayor and commissioners that such
a service could not bet made to pay.
The niayor'a chaffeur operated the ear.
Ha' collected 'during the twelve hour
period of the test a total of 17.75. Total
expenses of furnishing the service. In
cluding estimated depreciation of tha car,
were HvV leaving as wsges for pie
operator IV.'j, wl.Hi is at ths rate tit
U 17 for a day of Ulit hours. '
TOWN OF NORROY
1 1 w.
Also Take Hill 365 to Southwest of
; Norroy and Take 151 Men .
' ... m Prisoners. ).
FRENCH - REPORT. MOVEMENT
1 BERLIN", fb.' 14-O'ia Wireless te
London.) The official statement Issued
today by the 'German army headquarters
1 "To the norta-of Poht A, Vouseon wa
toalc.beVlliAge - eJs'or6y 'truix ue
Yenoh and we also captured mil KG,, to
the southwest of that village. Two offl-
ears iiu T ... - .-I '
cert and IM.men. were taken Prisoners,
'In the Vosges we stormed Wilsen and
Obersengern, where we took 136 prisoners.
i "Ia Jhe eastern theator. on the other
aide of the Kast Prussian frontier, our
operations are taking the course we an
ticipated. , , N '
' "In Poland, en the right bank of the
Vistula, our troops are making progress
In the direction of Radons.
"In Poland, on, the left bank of the
Vistula, there is no change to report."
Kreaeh Official Report. '.
, PARIS, , Feb. l.-The following com
munication on the ' progress of the war
as Issued by the French war office this
! "In Belgium the bombardment of Nieu
port-Les-Banea, of our trenches in the
dunes and of the city of Tprea continued.
Our artillery delivered a counter bom-
paxanrani or me enemy s natieries.
I ," From-the Lys to. the Aisne there were
intermittent cannonades. ' Near Noultte
detachment of the 'enemy, which at
tempted to . advance upon our trenches
as stopped short by the fire of our Infantry.-
"In CJiampagne there' has been quite in
tense, activity on the part of the enemy's
artillery upon our front before Ipermeat
The city haa.been again bombarded. Our
fire upon the German trenches appears
to -have acoompliahed good results'.
. "From the Argonne'to the Moselle the
dar"wes. calm. ,,; ,
Reswlt ef Battle I Bk.nOTry'
"In Lorraine Oernuut- forces moved
against those-of our advaneed elements
whiehJ occupy- Ute signal station of Xon,
northeast of Poht-A-Mbumon. The re
sults of 'the battle are not yet known.
' "In Alsace the enemy has taken the of
fensive through the valley of the Lauch
with two columns, advancing along the
north and south banks of tha river. Tfte
march of these troops Is reported' to have
been delayed and Impeded' by our ski
patrols. They are now In contact with
our most advanced line. : k '
"A violent snowstorm la raging In the
Vosges." : '
Wilson and Party
Chiefs Talk -Plan's
For Stump Speeches
' WASHINGTON, Feb; 13,-Preeldent
Wilson discussed his plans for political
speeches during spring, and .summer to
night at a White House conference with
members of ths executive campaign com
mittee of the national democratic com
mutes, which outlined during the day
Its preparations for the ID16 campaign.
The president, it was said, undoubtedly
make a. number' of political ad
dresses on the way to and from thV I'an-sma-Pacific
exposition at San Francisco.
Kven should he he kept from attending
the exposition In March, as now planned,
by an exnta session ef congress, tt was
said that he would make the trip later.
The iiuestbin of Mr. Wilson's own can
didacy. It was said tonight, was not dis
cussed, slthoug-u it was agreed thEl much
of .the material for tha campaign will
be based on his record.
Ths .meeting was attended by Repre
sentative A. lltu-fcell rainier, chairman
pf the committee: Ftd U. Lynch of Mln
nChou. Homer 'H. Cuminlnrs of Connec.
tkut eiid-C'ato Hells pf Texas.-
STRATEGY OUT OF
German General Who Hag Won So
Many Victories Oter Bus. Al-
ways Strikes Whete Least
GRAND DUKE MISCALCULATES
Crafty Teuton Makes Muscoyites
Look for Blow in One Place and -
Delivers it in Another!
CREDIT TO TILE GENERAL STAFF
BKRLINf via London), Feb. 14.-
The success, of the Germans in East
Prussia emphaeiiea, according o the
view held re, tne qtilet strategy of
Field-. Marshal von Ultvdenburjc,
which ia designed to strike an enemy
when andwhere the Wow is least
After the Kussian strength on the
Warsaw front proved too sreat, and
a flanking; movement- became neces
sary, Field Marshal von Hlndenbnrg
decided to choxe the left wing, owing
to the better equipment of East Prus
sia, with railways and because the
colder weather offered better pros
pects for successful operations, 'the
sndw being no hindrance. '
Veils His Plaaa. .
Von Hlndenbnrg t veiled his i.lirbs-by
reinforcing the Austrians In the Car
pathians In order to make a strong diver
sion and misled the Ruslan Into think
ing that the real flanking movement was
to be oarrled out there. Meanwhile he
assembled a strong army above the Ma
fturlan lakes; composd for the most
part of fresh recruits.
1 Major Moraht, the military cittlc ot the
Tageblatt, calls attention to the fact that
the Russians hsd stroirly fortified their
position,- which be points out, Only en
hance von Hlndenburf tartioal achieve
ment. . "
In the opinion ef thla critic, Grand
Duke Klcholaa evidently ' Intended to
carry out an offensive' movement aftor
breaking the Qerman lines, and hence
the defeat must . have a very unfav
orable affect upon the general Russlsn
A Itewl Defeat.
' This, he dds. waa "a defeat In the full
est sense of thf word," as evidenced by
the Immense boXy and the hasty evalu
ation of the position mentioned In' the
Major Moraht thinks that one of the
first effects of this success will be seen
In the region northxof the Vistula, east
ward of Thorn, where the Russians sdhie
ttniego,- advanced waatward across the
Raws, river. 'V - .V .
J' "This movement.'' continues the writer,
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evidently was designed br OrandDuke
Klcholss to relieve the pressure on the
Warsaw front.' He -nilsca leuiated, haw
ever.' the strength of the possible German
advance from East Prussia, which here,
too, la already shattering the Russian
general plan of campaign, as shown In
the operations to the north and west of
f-'lerpec, . where the Oermsm csptured
hundreds of prisoners m two days' fight
ing, ending with the occupation of rllerpec.
JS'e Oae Mis Sapreme.
"These successes In the eastern arena
prove .the superiority of the Gorman
talent for organisation, which causes
Painful astonishment for the Russians.
This talent Is not connected with any one
name, so far as It Is now understood; It
is not the work of any individual and
prominent leader, -like .Napoleon, a cen
tury ago. These great German achieve
ments in creating new -armies will per
haps be attributed later to the genius of
a single great organiser. At any rate,
our capacity for creating armies and
putting them in the right spot proves
that the German general staff is contin
ually utilising the experiences gained In
the, Franco-Prussian war.".
Dynamite Laden Car
An automobile being drivenwithout
lights and ladon with a large quantity
of dynamHe, to be used In blasting near
South Omaha, struck a delivery wagon
last ilght at-' Nineteenth and Charles
streets, '.but caused no serious Injury, The
machine was slightly damaged and tha
wagon waa demolished. Joe Kolnlck,
1612 North Nineteenth street, and Harry
Mai ion, 1414 North Twentieth, were in
the wagon and both received painful
bruises when they were thrown out.
The auto waa driven by Guy P. Dorsey
of the county surveyor's staff, and he
was accompanied by Charles Peterson,
105 South Thirteenth street.
Kaiser Lets Captive
v Go to Dying Mother
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BERLIN. Feb. 14.VI London.)
Raoul Davidot, a French prisoner of wsr,
returned to Uermaay today from a visit
to his borne In France, where be was
permitted to go by order of V Emperor
William, to ae his dying mothoA
Tha Frenchman wrote direct to khe em
peror his request to oe allowed to visit
Ida mother, pledging his word of honor
to return by March 1.' The emperor Im
mediately granted the request and lJavt
dot made the trip to Krar.ce by way of
gwllserlaod. After tits death of his
mothsr ha, returned to the detection camp
In Uermany. ,
Eight Men Killed in .
Battle at Panama
PANAMA. Keb. 11-A fight between
soldiers and native policemen here late
tonight resulted, according, to first re
ports of the conflict. In tha deaths of flvs
policemen and three soldiers and the
wounding of many of the combatants.
A carnival is in progress and many
wilfiers were on leave to attend the festivity.
LONDON AND BERLIN
ARE BOTH JUBILANT
Success of Air Raid Tickles Britons,
While Defeat of Russians Gives
WORLD AWAITS BEPLIES TO IT. S.
LONDON, Feb. 14. Berlin Is cele-
bratlng the evacuation of east Prus
sia by the Russians, which Is hailed
In the German capital as' another
great victory' for Field Marshal von
lllndenburg. FnRland is not attempt
ing to hide its elation at the' success
of Its airmen's raid on the German
positions In Belgium, and all Europe
Is eagerly discussing the American
notes to Great Britain and Germany
and contemplating what the replies
will be. ,
innt In Kmeraeseiea,
Great Britain has already Inti
mated hat British merchant ships
have been advised 'to u neutral
flags only in case of emergency, and
no general use or sum nags is an
The German minister nt The Hague line
Issued another WAinlni to neutrals to
the effect that. In view of the alleged
declaration of all the lli-ltish ports as
war ports and the use of neutral flags
by British ' shins, it would be danger
ous for neutral nierrhantmen to visit the
proscribed waters after February It.
Ran Making Ktaad.
So far as the east Prussian situation
In concerned the ni.sslren orrlclel report
Indicates that ths Russians, having evac
uated the greater part of the German
.Continued on Page Four, Col. Three.)
province, are ninktng a stand on or near
their frontier whether for a pitched bat
tle or only to delny the German advance
It will take a few days to toll.
On the last owoi'nn that von Hluden
hurg drove them from eat Prussia ths
Russians fell back to their fortified lines
between Nlemen and the German fron
tier, where they defeated the Germans.
On this occasion, however, they hare hsd
more time te prepare their positions and
may give battle before the fortifications
are reached. The Husslans already claim
to have repulted one German attack near
Throughout Poland, where fierce fight
ing has occurred during, the IrsI week,
the battles now 'conWst, of srtlllery en
gagements, while In the Carpathians
fighting $t more, or less severity con
tinues. The Germans are making re
peated aTt!r-V- In an effqrt to capture
the heights of Kottlnuwka, In Tukholka
Pass, which they won and ' lnet twice
since last Bunday. ' They are now en
trenched within forty paces of the Rus
sian positions, nnd despite their heavy
losses are apparent- hopeful ot captur
ing them.' " '
On the rest of the Carpathian front the
-Russians seemingly are making pronress.
The Kgyptian army has Juat placed to
Its credit a brilliant feat by annihilating
a force of 200 Turks and Arabs officered
by Germans, Who were prepsrlng to at
tiik Tor at the entrance of the gulf of
Sues, x . . ; ' , .
; ' Air Staid Tickle, flrltons.'
; In the view of British experts the air
raid on Dilglum proves that the British
airmen aretfhperiar to the Germans an-V
have a giejit advantage In tha possession
of a base on the continent as well as at
Kngland, for whllo the Urltlah,' If they are
unable to return, can land In France, the
Germans must make the round trip across
...In Trance. Flanders and Alsace there
ae been little or no fighting of Im
portance; so far as the official reports
It is announced that the leaders in the
south African rebellion are to be put on
trial for treason, and, in addition to
other punishment, msy be sued for loot
lug and for damage done by themselves
or their followers. While Jhe men of
means whl lone all their property. Mean
while, the gqvernment has announced its
Intention ef pushing with vigor the cam
paign against German southwest Africa.
. Following Premier AsquUh's announce
ment of nls belief that wheat would fall
In price, it aold at Northampton tAday' at
68 shillings a quarter, a decline of t shlll-
Girl of Inheritance
A negro plckp6cket riding on a North
b'lxtienlh street car robbed Miss J3ra
Shoemaker, also colored, and living at
1702 North Twenty-elxth street, of two
SKX) bills, jtll tbe ennney the girl poa
sessed. The story told by the glil at police
headquarters is that she, had Just received
the money from a sinter in Oklahoma as
her share of the settlement of an estate,
and she was taking It to the borne of a
friend for safekeeping, having no confi
dence In banks.'
OFFICERS OF POCE RELIEF
CHICAOO, Feb. 14 Hsnr Bienklew'ca
waa made president and Ignace Jan
Paderewskl. vice president of tho general
committee for the relief of the war vic
tims in Poland, according to a cablegram
mads publlo toJay by the Polish Central
Kellef committee, which has its head
quarters here. The cablegram ststed that
the Swiss National bank had been made
the authorised depository of the commit
tee. For the United States tbe following
have been appointed mtmbesaof the gen
eral committee: v
Bishop Paul P. Rohde, A. ' Karabass,
Pittsburgh, and John F. Hmulukl of Chi
cago. SOUTHERN AtyD WESTERN
PACIFICS ARE INDICTED
(,'AItHON CITY. New, Feb. , 14. The
Southern Pacific company was Indicted
on one count and tha Western i'aclfio
Railway company was charged on ten
counts to Jay for alleged violation of tho
Interstate commerce act by the present
ments of the federal 'grand Jury. The
cases involve discrimination and, rebates. J
TO A CONFERENCE
James W. Gerard Asked to Meet
Emperor William on tha East
ern Battle Front. .N
GERMAN . EDITORS OBJECT
Tone of Some of Fapefs is One of
Complaint Against Amer
ican IJote. .
CALL ITS TONE BLUSTERING
LONDON, Feb. 14.- The German
emperor, according to an Exchange
Telegraph dispatch from The Hague,
has Invited the American ambassaHor
to. Germany, James V. Gerard to a
conference at eastern headquarters.
BKRLIN (Via London), Feb. 14.
The American Ambassador Jaruea
W. Gerard conferred last evening
with the German Foreign Secretary
Herr von Jarw, regarding the
American note, at tha latter'g re
quest. , '
Nothing has been made public re
garding the conference, but it is
learned that the foreign office is now
preparing an answer to the American
note and the idea is entertained In
certain quarters that Germany may
suggest that the United1 Statesmen d
an American , warship to conToy
American merchantment through the
danger zone, thus guaranteeing tho
neutrality of the vessels.
BERLIN (Via London), Feb. 14.
The Berlin newspaper continue
their comment on the American gov
ernment's note try-Germany concern
ing tile provisions of the German
admiralty's sea war sone proclama-
tlon. The tone, of the editorial
while generally . of a determined
nature, ia friendly. " Conspicuous ex
ceptions to the rule, however, are
furnished by Die Post and the Tagcr
Zeltung, the forraeiLemploylns rathes
sharp phrasepv- ' ' '
"When something does not suit the
Tankeea," eays Pie Post, t.'they are ec
oustomed to adopt as threatening and as
frightful a sabre-rattling tone as pos.il- ;
ble. They reckon that tho person thus ;
treated will let himself be frightened and
'give In. If Uils Coos not come to pas,
however. If the person thus treated ami
threatened with the strongest expressions
pays no attention and shows that he is
not scared and will not let himself be
driven Into a stale of funk, the swagger
ing. Tankeea calm' themselvee soon and
quiet down."- N
Die Post complains that the United
Plates did not protest against the lirltlsh
declaration of the North Sea as war
territory." that Is to say, they are In
benevolent agreement with England, but
make a threatening protest against tis.
If the North American government would
Show Oermany'the same neutrality as is
shown England, the entire present note
with Its threatening tone would be super
Count Ernst Rsventlow, tha naval ex-,
pert, In an article In the Tagea Zeltung,
aaya the full text of the note gives fur
ther ground for his criticisms of Satur
day. He declares that the roquret of the
United mates that ships be aearched "be
fore further action la taken against them
shows "that the .teople la .Washington
do not or wilt not comprehend the mean
ing of the Qerman measure."
'We have so often demottHtrated,"
Count Reventlow continues, "tho Impos
sibility of search that we can merely
refer to out earlier remarks. Washing
ton must know this and therefore the
demand of the note for a soarch and the,
establishing of the ' Identity of neutral
merchantmen amounts de facto to non
recognition of the Osrman declaration
respecting war territory."
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