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VOL. XLIV XO. 21 2.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MOKNIXO, FK1UUTARY 120, 1!M. IXH'KTKFA' 1(1K,S.
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total ws Stoats, Bo, -,4.,.
WHO SHOT RING
MURDERER OF DETECTIVE TOM
BETG KILLED AT SCRIBNER.
French Writers Say Ten-'s of Fam
ine Have Driv-c'A n to
FAiR AT FRISCO
ZEPPELINS AID ,
ONE OF VON HINDENBURO'S LIEUTENANTS Gen
en 1 von Plueskow, who commanded the German forces
Officer Kill Gomalei. Who is Run
to Coyer in a Haystack Short
Distance from Town
DISCOVERED BY FARMER BOYS
Detectire Van Deusen, Partner of
Dead Officer, Arrives in Time
to Take Part.
POLICE AND BANDIT IN BATTLE
SCRIBNER, Neb., Feb. 19. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Ignacio Gonaales,
the' object of a man-bunt which for
the last five d'vs has covered the
entire northeast part of the state,
was Shot to death near here at about
4 o'clock this afternoon, when ho
was surrounded by Omaha police In
a hay stack.
Gonzales, who was wanted for the
murder of Detective Tom Ring of
Omaha, opened fire as soon as he was
sighted, and the battle lasted several
Detective Charley Van Deusen, run
ning mate of the officer Gonzales
murdered, was closest When the
fuglttVe fell, clutching a mortal
wound in h'-s throat.
Gonzales recosniied Van Deusen,
and called out to him:
"Charley. I'll give '." when he toppled ;
over. The bullet he ent with the words i
to Vair Deusen whistled harmleaaly over
the officer's head, and Van Dun's
leaden reply missed Its mark when Oon
sales fell. Death came before the man
could be brought to Scribner.
Rodr C ornea ( Omaha. -
A hasty Inquest will be held, and then
the body will be taken to Omaha for
burial. . On the aame train that bear the
body of Gonialea will come Juan Paral,
his comrade-ln-crlme, who waa taken -y
B. U Ely, a Northweatern railroad de
tective, and Oscar Hodgson, a Norfolk
policeman, late Monday night at thai
Gonzales waa with Parat at the tune,
but escaped and had not been seen since
until (his morning, when Ely again found
Mm and opened fire. Once mora- the
Mfkican was lucky and got away.
All the Omaha police and othejrofficers
within thirty miles of Scribner ware then
concentrated here and a dragnet set.
At about 4 o'clock three farmer boys
who volunteered their services as guides
were searching about a hay stack a few
mile outside of town. " One of the beys
happened to look toward a stack, and as
- we did o, saw a man burrow out' 6f
The boys commenced shooting, and the
man in the atack, who proved to be the
fugitive, returned the fire with hi .V
Oaaaaa Officer Arrive '
In a few minutes a posse of Omaha of
, fleers, Sergeant E. . B. Ferris, Frank
' Williams, Lyman O Wheeler. Jamea T.
Murphy, Officer Francl; Fred Palmtag,
Missouri Pacific detective; W. T. Plneen,
chief of the Northwestern railroad po
lice, and Sheriff W. C. Condtt and Police
man Clarke of Fremont were on hand.
The posse had Just commenced to bom
bard the stack when a rig occupied by
Detective Charley Van Deusen and Louis
Raamuaaen, a farmer boy,' daahed up.
The . horse was ready to drop from ex
haustion. In an Instant Van Deusen was out of
the buggy, cocking an automatic rifle.
.Seemingly unaware of the risk he was
taking, ha raced directly into the stream
of toed the Mexican was sending out of
the haystack, and then commenced7 to
hoot As he ran, the. other ' officers
ceaaed firing,' fearful of hitting --their
Vaa Peaiea Become Heckles.
Van ' Deusen and the Mexican were
within a few yards f each other, and
both wer firing, when the end came.
V nether it was Van Deusen's bullet
that killed GanxaJea Is not known. Van
(Continued on Page Three, Column One.)
Forecast cf weather till 7 p. m. Satur
day: For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
I'nsettled; probably rain or anow.
Tempera tar at oiuataa Vraterday
5 a. m
7 a. m, . . r 3H
8 a. rn 37
9 a. m 3-j
10 a. in ST
(u.AMi'l ll a. m ,. 57
12 m r
1 p. m 24
2 p. n m
1 p. m 40
4 p. m ,TI
' S p. m 40
s p. m 4)
s p. m 41)
fli 1914. 19J3. ltd:
3 38 33
Temperatura and precipitation
turea from the normal
Exreaa for the day
'lotal exieas aln- March 1.
Kci for the day
Total rainfall since March 1.
Ix-ll. if.nry alnce March 1
. .02 Inch
J 4 Inches
Deficiency for tor. period, ll. 4.te inrhsa
Reawrta (raas Matlaa, at j b. k.
Station and EtaU Temp. Ulan- Rain-
of W eat liar. 7 p. m. eat
Cheyenne, clear 3S
iavnport. cloudy 4J
Janver, part cloudy ..40
Ie Moines, rain 441
lude ttiy. cloudy 3
North Platte, cloudy 32
Omaha, cloudy 4S
Kapid City, cloudy 2
r1! rridan. clear 24
Honx t'tly, cloud
' ( 1 1 u.
m irm !-, 1 IUllll . JO
"T ' Indicate tr of pre'litatl
U A. WfcXtli. LahuI r'ureca
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TAYLOR ARRAIGNS . j
Critter ("!nnntv Mmr.i TWIorss fiv. '
tern in Nebraska Takes Boys
FOR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. 19. (Special.)
Assailing the university of Nebraska
and its system of spending money
furnished by legislative appropria
tions, V. J. Taylor, representative
from Custer county and chairman of
the special committee to Investigate
the university financial system, ad
dressed the house this afternoon.
He first attacked the committee of
which he was a member, charging
that it was not In harmony with the
Investigation and asserting that un
less he was given a committee which
would work with him he would not
proceed with the work.
He showed that the' university authori
ties were given a bulk sum. amounting
during the last blennium to $3,633,668, and
that they were Riven full power to spend
It in any manner they liked. These items
included the different sums voted for- dif
ferent purposes, but, - according to Mr.
Tsylor, thera waa no Way to tell Just how
they were spent.
" J """"Vfelt Away Like Saaw.
"These Items melt like snow before a
summer sun and run away like water."
Warming-up to his subject, he pulled
off his coat and charged that when tho
committee -went after Information it was
met with rebuffa. When it mat with
the normal board he said that it was
alven a complete statement of expendi
tures at the different normals, but up at
the State university t was different.
He said our whole educational system
waa for the purpose of drawing the boys
and girts from the farm to the congested
centers, making them diaaatisfled with
country life and Instilling Into their
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Omaha and Lincoln
At Iowa Capital
DBS MOINlCfl, Feb. II. Eight witnesses
testifying for the defense of thirty-six
master plumbers charted with violating
the Bherman law, told the Jury in the
federal court here that the National As
sociation of Master Plumbers of America
was an organization existing only to
Improve plumbing and sanitary conditions
throughout the country. It also provided
a course of Instruction for those V Its
members who desired to become pro
ficient In their business, some of the wit
James C. Blxby of Omaha and George
H. Wents of Lincoln, both defendants,
were on the stand. Wentz declared that
the purpose of the, association waa to Im
prove conditions among plumbers, to ss
slat in aanitation and to educate plumbers
along bualenas lines.
' J. B. Zonntngham of Omaha, a defend
ant, occupied moat of the attention of th
court thla afternoon and hta was tha
principal evidence of the day. He de
clared that one of the chief purposes of
his association waa to make plumbers
better business men.
On crobe-examtnation Dlatrlct Attorney
Porter rend a letter purporting to have
been written by the witness to Wents,
In which he stated that he had cancelled
an order given to a aupply house becauae
the supply house had aojd to independ
ents. The witness admitted that he wrote
the letter, .whereupon the district attor
ney produced six other letters of the
aan.e tfnor which the wttntaa also ad
mitted he had written. '
Comrade is Sought
LEWELLEN. Neb.. Feb. 19. (Special
Telegram.) Ha baa Bustos, a Mexican,
waa found murdered here thla morning.
A countryman named Amatoa Hernandez,
made tha dlacovery and notified the au
thorities. Four bullet holes were found!
In the desd man's body.
Odellon Meldonado, also a Mexican, la
being sought as the murderer. The two
men were seen quarreling over money
matters several days ago aad It Is thought
that Bustos death Is the consequence.
Tha dead man had lived here for thre
year and waa well-to-do. Tha auapect
:ime here a week ago from Keystone,
M-V-. ' ,,b- 19- "Palr plainly
InspS-ed Germany's reply to the
United States' protest against the
submarine blockade In the opinion of
writers In all sections of the French
press, who fill eolumns with Ironical
comment. The tone of the document
inry roiimucr luuunniQ muun, uu,
declare the reasoning preposterous
and its meaning plainly defiant.
The Matin says the reply In sub
stance ignores Americas warning
and the Berlin government practl
cally refuses to give the assurances
Oeorset Clenirnicsu expresses the be
lief tliat terror of famine haa driven
Germany to the worst extremities. He
argues that Hcrlln would do wisely to
ponder the military power, enormous In
dustrial relations and Indomnttable cour
age of the I'nlted States.
Defensive Flaht A- last starvation.
AMSTERDAM, Feb. IS. (Via, I,ondon.
A dispatch rereived here from Merlin
quotes the Vosalsche Zeitung on the lat
est German communication to the fnited
States as follows:
"The new German measures at sea are
tllrected against two of the allies of Great
Britain. One Is the American traffic In
arms and the other Is starvation. We
need no Amerlcsn arms, we shall make
the struggle with starvation IA the flrtn
consclnuaneas that we will pull through,
even If not one single grain oft wheat
reaches us. Great Britain, aa a result;
of our blockade, must experience severe j
The I-okal Anrelger eayst .
"February 18. was tho beginning of a
defensive fight of a people threatened
with starvation, a people which must
fight tor Its existence and which in this
fight for its lire must and will push ssldo
all considerations for third parties. Con
sideration of othera toward ua has been
eliminated. The fight w enter upon
February 18 must be fought ' with all
recklessness or not at' all, and we Ger
mane hsve resolved to fight without re
gard for the consequences."
Great Anxiety nt The llaarae.
THE HAGCE, Feb.- 19.(Via London.)
The critical situation brought about by
the German naval demonstration which
it waa announced would be gin yesterday,
has greatly Impressed governmental cir
cles here. A reply to tha Dutch protest
against the proposed submarine blockade
has not yet been received, but Is ex
Work was continued In all government
offices until late last, evening -and several
conferences were held between ministers.
No real uneasiness la felt as to Holland's
position, but every precaution. bea
taken by all branches of the defensive
forces in view of possible eventualities.
' Considerable troop movements are re
ported, along the pastern frontier, facing
Germany, but Information regarding
them is elosely guarded. The watr de
feases are understood to be ready for any
emergency. New recrulU-for the army
reached their training depots yesterday
and more will arrive today.
Many Dutch vessels are now in British
waters, on their way to or from ports in
Holland. Borne apprehension la felt in
ahlpplng circles, but it Is pointed out that
thesa merchantmen (are easily distin
guished and consequently " It Is hoped
there will be no untoward happenings.
The reported encounter of the, Dutch
steamer Helena with a Zeppelin airship
In the North Sea and the fact that the
vessel was not harmed, is regarded as In
dicative of the fact that Germany does
not intend to attack neutrals.
Howell Light Bill
by Upper House
LINCOLN, Feb. It. (8peclal Telegram.)
After a long debate, in which Senator
Iloagland and Senator Robertson at
tempted to get through several amend
ments, Senate File No. , the Howell
electric light bill for Omaha, waa ordered
rngroaaed for third reading by a viva
voce vole, about half a dozen senators
voting no. Before the vote was taken
Senator Iloagland . announced that ha
would vote for the bill, although be be
lieved the bill was not a municipal own
Three amendments by Robertson of
Holt, two of which were consider as
hostile by the Omaha delegation, were
voted down In rapid succession. Tha
first required a two-thirds vote instead
of a majority for the Isauance of bonds;
the second, the specific expression of a
lS-mfll levy limit: and tha third, a more
specific retention of the right of the city
council to preserve Its pole regulation.
The Omaha delegation agreed to tha
Chandler of the Los
Angeles Times is Held
O v"' w avv
es Times is Held
On Conspiracy Charge
DOB ANQKI-KS. Cal., Feb. 1. Harry
Chandler, assistant general manager of
the Dos Angeles Times and millionaire
land owner, was indicted today by the
federal grand Jury here in connection with
an alleged conspiracy which had for Its
object a military occupation of the Mexi
can territory of Dower California.
Walter Bowker, a manager of the California-Mexican
Ind and Cattle company
tn which Chandler Is heavily. Interested,
Oeneral B. J. Vlljoen, a former Boer
commander In tha war with tha British i Mo., and Deavenworth, Kan., would ra
in South Africa and Baltaaar Arties, ajcelve S34.M a day for ths engineer and
former governor of Dower California I 22. for ths fireman, tha wltnesa said.
were Indicted several waek
The "ha.rg Is that Chandler aaat ths
others engaged la a conspiracy to violate
the neutral ty af tit United ftutea by
recruiting men enS gathering supplies on
American soil for a campaign In Dower
Three Mexicans slso a ere indicted In
connection with the alleged conspiracy.
Greatest Exposition of the Ag-es,
On at Wilson's Electric
j SPLENDID CEREMONIES ATTEND
ArtiUery Batteri on Both gide of
Golden Gate Will Acclaim
Event to World.
PARADE WITHOUT 5FECTAT0II
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 19 In
stead of the lone sunrise gun that
brings In other days of the year,
dawn tomorrow In San Francisco will
be acclaimed by sounds of artillery
batteries on both sides of the Golden
Gate, and from the warships at an
chor In the bay, Five minutes later
twenty drum corps will roll and
swagger tlfrough the streets, shrill
ing to all the town a rail to rise and
welcome the opening of the Panama-
Pacific International exposition.
WllaoD to lae Wireless.
President Wilson will send by
wireless the vital spark that is to
energise the exposition, but since he
cannot be here In person. It has been
arranged that the people themselves
Shall enter .upon their ownership
their own way.
There Is to be s parade, but It la to be
a parade like no other a parade aa nearly
as possible without spectators. If all the
city were tt march nnd none were left
to watc h, then the director would pro
nounce It perfect.
By Trna of Thousand.
By tens of thousands, in societies snd
fratemltlea. and various brotherhoods
and business organizations, the- 'people
have enrolled. Aa they approach the en
trance of the concourse fronting the
Tower of Jewels, there will be assem
bling In the California building at
o'clock the prealdent and vice president
of the exposition, the directors of the
State Exposition commission, the National
Exposition commlaalon. the Woman's
board, representatives of tha army and
navy, directors of the divisions, chiefs of
departments, heads of bureaus and others.
These will march down tho Avenue of
Palms, escorted by exposition guards,
United States marines and the. exposition
band, to the temporary grandstand
ereoted tn front of the Tower of Jewels.
Will Enter "'
Ae-they - taka twlr jplacea; Governor
Johnson of California, Mayor Rolih of
San Francisco and officers of the state
and city will enter the grounds. The
citizens will assemble In the concourse,
(Continued on Puge Four. Column One.)
Must Cro to a Prize
Court, Rules Britain
LONDON, Feb. 1. The British govern
ment announced today that it had decided
that the cargo of the American steamer
Wilhelmina should be held for ths deci
sion of tha prize court.
This announcement waa made y Sir Ed
ward Grey, the British foreign secretary.
It seems to make clear the purpose of
Great Britain to declare all foodatuffs for
Germany contraband as well as to fore
shadow other reprisals.
In his note Sir Edward Grey after re
viewing the German methods of warfare
and denouncing them as absolute viola
tion of all international usages, says:
"If. therefore, his majesty's government
should hereafter feel constrained to de
clare foodstuff absolute contraband or
to take other measures or Interfering
with German trade by way of repriaals
they expect that such action will not ba
challenged on the part of neutrlt states,
by appeals to laws and images of wsr
whose validity rests on their forming an
Integral part of that , system of Interna
tional doctrine, which, as a whole, their
enemy frankly boasts the Intention to dis
regard, so long as au"h neutral atstes
cannot compel the German government
to abandon methods of warfare which
have not in recent history been regarded
aa having the sanction of either law or J
Engineers on Some
Short Runs Would
Make $34 Per Day
CHICAGO, Feb. lv.-How In certain ln
stsnces the- demands of the western lo
comotive engineers and firemen, being ar
bitrated here, would run Into absurd
,nM taiy by A w -rrcnhoim.
manager of tha Chicago. 8t. Paul. Mln-
nes polls h Omaha railroad. In his figures
Mr. Trenholm considered the new rates
I of pay requested and ths demands for
automatic release), pay for preparatory
! time, initial and final terminal delav and
all elements Involved In tha demands.
He first cited a run of six trains be
tween Elmirs and Riverside, la., on tha
Chicago, Rock laland A Pacific, where
by application of all tho rulea and rates
demanded, an engineer now earning pi.Zl
for eight hours work would receive IM
snd his firemen 122. Another Rock Island
crew, running between Cameron Junction,
He cited aevaral other tnstancea of simi
lar possible high pay. Including one oa
the Denver A Rio Orande, where tha en
gineer ef a "helper" engine mailing p
Tennessee paaa would receive $3 KX
One of the demands of ths men Is that tn
j cases where an engine makes aaveral
J abort trips a day as part of a day's work,
they be paid in full for each trip.
' I) X I
HIT BY TORPEDO
Dinorah ii Disabled by Shot from
German Submarine Sixteen
Milca Off Dieppe.
VESSEL IS TOWED INTO PORT
DIEPPE. France, Feb. 18. (Via
Paris.) A German submarine tor
pedoed this morning without warn
ing the French steamer Dinorah,
from Havre for Dunkirk, at a point
sixteen miles off Dieppe.
A plate on the port side of the steamer
below the water line was stove tn by the
torpedo. Nevertheless the Dinorah man
aged la keep -mfioat -by hard pumping.
Word of the occurrence was tsken Into
Dieppe by fishing, boats and assistant
for the LMnurah was promptly sent out
U wss towed Into port and Its cargo will
be discharged hers.
The presence of a German submarine
off Cape Allls waa reported four days
ago. The dally atejm traffic service be
tween Dieppe and England has been sus
pended. Task Steamer Da ma ad ay all Be'.
DOVER. Fb. l.-(Vla lxmdon 3:0s
p m.) The Norwegian tank stesmer Bel
rldge, which sailed from New Orleans
January 21 and Newport News February
6 ft-r Amsterdam, struck a mine today
The vessel hss been beached at Walmer.
It waa first reported that It was only
Slightly damaged by the explosion, but
later It was learned that there had been
fear of lta going down. Its forepealc and
forehold are water-logged and Its fore
deck Is swash. The pilot, on board and
Leigh teen men of its crew have been
landed. The Uelrldge struck the mine
early thla morning.
House in Favor
Of the Torrens
(From a Staff. Correspondent ) '
LINCOLN, Feb. 19.-(Speclal.) After
spending nearly, two days on hcuse.roll
No. 222, the bill providing for the Tor
rens' system of transferring land titles,
the lower, branch of the legislature In
committee of the whole, by, a one-aided
vote, sent the bill to third reading. . Thla
action wss preceded by an hour's debate
In which' a number of the measure's op
ponents acted from various ang'es. But
the opposition was . unavailing. A large
majority in favor .of the-bill in commit
ted of the whole practically assures Its
passage by the house. ,
Mr. Htefiblns, the principal sponsor of
the bill, denied that it would force any
thing on anybody. He laid stress' on the
feature hrrehy no property owner will
come under the law until he himself hss
slsrted proceedings in a district court to
establish a . title under .the. Torrans' sys
tem. When auch a title Is established,
said Ptebblns. It will mean an end to law
suits over titles. ' lie read a long Hat of
foreign countries und'Canadian provinces
that ha.e sdopted' It and mentioned Illi
nois as one state nf the union where an
act similar to this had been In effect
French Report Quiet
All Along the Line
PA Rid, Feb. 19 The French wsr office
this afternoon gava out a .report on the
progress of the fighting, which reads aa
"There has been nothing of Importance
to communicate since the report of last
night. The night of February If passed
quietly. Thera were fairly spirited artil
lery exchanges In the valley of the Aiane
and i th sector of Rhaima. In ths
region of Pethes all th position con
quered by us remain In our hsnds.
"Between the Argonns and tha Meuae
at the' bridge of Quatr Enfant wa rap
tured a bomb thrower.
TO BE RESPONSIBLE
Britain Holds Uie of Noncombatant
Flag; Doei Not Make It Account
able for Losses to Neutrals.
PRACTICE NOT GENERAL ONE
LONDON. Fob. .19. Tha British
foreign office Issued a note tonight In
reply to tho representations of the
United State government concern
ing the use of the American flag by
British vessels, t
The note'says that the Cunard Una
steamer Lunllanla on jts recent voy
age- from , New York - to. Liverpool
"raised the American flag to save
the lives of nonrombatants, crew and
Dlda't lve AdvU.
It adds that in uplte of tha fact
that American passengers embarking
on the Lusitanla on its outward voy
age for New York asked that the
American flag be hoisted, "the Brit
ish government did not give any ad
vice to the company as to how to
meet tbls request and It is under
stood the Lusitanla ' left Liverpool
under the British flag."
Attltade of Kngland.
After discussing the Lusitanla Incident
the memorandum makes this statement:
"The British government has no Inten
tion of advising Its merchant shipping to
use foreign flags as a general practice
or to resort' to them otherwise thsn for
escaping cspture or destruction."
In conclusion tha statement says:
"The obligation upon a belligerent war
ship to ascertain definitely for. Itself tha
nationality and character of a .merchant
vessel before capturing It and a fortiori
(atronger reason) before sinking anil de
stroying it hss been universally recog
nised. Nat to ttlavsr.
"If. that rr)jgation is fulfilled the hoist
ing of a n a tral flag n board a British.
veacl rinixit possibly endanger neutral
shipping and the British" government
holds that If Inse 4o' neutrals Is csused by
uisreKaiiiing una obligation it ta upon
the. enemy. vosfel rilrgarr"lng and "upon
the government giving " orders that it
should, be disregarded.' that the full re
sponsibility for Injury to neutrals ought
to rest." ..... .i .
Senate Gives "
, , Clean Bill to
Kn n s Ktaff CorreHpniident.) .
LINCOLN. Feb. 19. 8peeal.)Hat ked
by ' a ruling of Piste Huperlntendent
Thorns Hist the hoys may be employed
In the legislature and still .do the required
amount of studying and by an opinion of
the attorney general, allghtly sarcastic. It
I true, thai the senate "can do no
wrong." the senate today adopted a re
port of i he sepclal committee named to
Investigate the charges that the sons of
Lieutenant-Governor Pearson and Sena
tor Wltsi.n of Frontier, both under age,
were legally employed by the stste.
The senators have smiled at efforts to
pass an antLncpotlam bill and the em
ployment of youths during the seaaloii
sppesrs to matter very little to them..
The committee reported "that both boys
were doing the work In a satisfactory
manner, and receive the regular salary,
that they have H heir school books In Lin
coln snd are atudylng jilghtaand at add
time in order to keep up with their
classes In Frontier county. .
The National Capital
The'alilp hill Investigating committee
did not meet and the senata prepiued to
rush work on waiting appropriation bills.
The pension bill carrying lll.OuOOOO
wa passed and lh diplomatic and con
sular bill waa taken up.
Indication! that Xaiser Plant to At
tack English Commerce from
Above as Well aa from
AIRSHIP STOPS A DUTCH SHIP
Steamship Helena is Allowed to
Proceed at Soon aa Its Identity
RUSSIANS ABANDON BnKOWTNA
The Day's War News
OEHMtXT haa stearic the first Mow
laee Ma war aone decree writ Into
effect. A Preach steamer waa tor
pedned la the Ragllsh rhaaael hy
m Oermasi aahtnarlae. It waa ahla
to reach port, althoagh badly dam
RRRI.IM newspaper, rnmmeatlasr
oa the Gorman reply to the t mer
lean note, reflect the feellaar that
here mast ho no depart a re from
the poelttoB Clermaay haa taken,
the laflneattal Lekal Anaelsrer
aAi'S that "we Germane have rc
eolred to flht wlthont reararel for
BRITISH bt-weekly report froaa tho
front apeak of Bey ere ftghtlasr
ear Yprea, on the western end of
the battle line. German attack
gained possession of aeveral Brit
ish trenches, which, however,
were won back snbaeajneatlr.
At'STRIAIf troop are reported to
be roatlnnlnar their adraaee'
throna-h Bakowlna, rolllngr back
the eatreme end of the Haastan
Rt ! In northern Poland are
maklaa de. perate effort to atay
the aaWaace of tho German army
which drove them from Koat Praa
ala. UKHMAW WAR OPPICR In today's
eommaalcatlon assert that aab
ataatlal proarreas haa been made In
th ' Invasion of northern Rassla
alonsr the German border, follow
In th espnlalon of tho Hasslan
army from Raat Praaala.
ALLIKfl ATTACKS In tha west have
led lo sever eagsgeaeati nt aav
eral polnta la Belgrlam nnd
France. The German wnr offlca
ndmlta that the French wera tem
porarily aneresafnl in n battle
near Verdnn, bat aaya that later
thr were driven back.
BRITISH ADMIRALTY baa ordered
all paasenner trnfflo acroaa tha
Kaajllab channel saspendad nntll
farther notice. -
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.- All
travel between England and the
continent of Europe hag been sus
pended by tha British admiralty un
til further notice, according to ad-,
vices received today at the State de
partment. LONDON, Feb. 19. So far aa la.
known now, not a single German
submarine was sighted during tha
first twenty-four hours of tha Ger
man blockade of tha British Isles,
but thera ara Increasing glgna that
Germany Is bending every effort to
make good lta threats.
These are found In the sudden ac,
tlvltles of Zeppelin airships In tha
North Sea, Involving tha loss of two
such vessels, together with reports,
that tha continue to patrol, notwith
standing tha rigors of the weather.!
Added to tbls is tha visit of Emperor
William and Admiral Von Tirplts to
Wilhelmabaven, where It la hoped to
give Impetus to tha machinery to
clear the watera surrounding tha;
United Kingdom of all merchant1
shipping. The Zeppelin airships pre
sumably are watching for food laden '
craft moving toward England. The
baiting of the Dutch steamer Helena
by a Zeppelin hovering over it gives'
a new role to dirigible aircraft,!
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