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VOL. XL1V NO. 214.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2:J. 1!H5 TEN PAUES.
Oi TreJes and at
dotal Haws Btaads, 6
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
INTO SINKING OF
Secretary Daniels Aiki Naval At
tache at Berlin for Report on
Lost of American Cotton
Ship in German Waters.
WILL HAVE BILL FOR DAMAGES
If Mine Which Sank Vessels it Iden
tified Nation Planting It Will
' Be Asked to Pay.
INSURED BY FEDERAL BUREAU
WASHINGTON. Feb. 22. Secre- j
tary E.mlels today ordered Com-j
mander Walter R. Oherardi. Amer-
lean naval attacho at Berlin, to In
vestigate and make a full report on
the destruction of the American
steamer Evelyn. So ' far advices
merely have reported the sinking of
the vessel and Its cargo, but gave no
Waata Technical laf ormatloa.
Secretary Daniel explained that his
lurpcse in directing an inquliy after tbc
State department hnd called ii.on -he
ambassador at London and Berlin for a
irporl was to get technical Information,
illicit might perhaps might not be n-
hided In the ambassadors' replies. It
vtn, of course, understood that Com
mander Gerhard t. as an American at
tache at the American embassy at Berlin,
would be guided entirely by Ambassador
Gerard in making hi investigation.
It was said at the Navy department
that from present indications it will be
difficult for the Navay department to
secure exact information of what ac
tually destroyed the Evelyn.
Senator Simmons, one of the framcrs of
the bill which created the war risk bu
reau, a White House caller today, said he
assumed an effort would be made first
to establish the responsibility for the
pinking of the Evelyn and that if the
nationality of the mine could be dis
covered, the government war risk bureau
would make efforts to collect damages.
Warning; Applied, to Submarines.
The American note to Germany, warn
ing that country against attacks on
American vessels in these tones of war
applied only to submarines. Blnce the
outbreak of the war the North Sea has
been mined by both German and Great
Britain and an added warning was given
to neutral commerce by the German reply
to the American note last week In an
nouncing that mines would be strewn in
the waters surrounding Great Britain and
Ireland and in the English channel.
Hitherto in the notification , of areas
mined, pilots have been offered for neu
tral vessels. Whether the Evelyn had an
opportunity to obtain) a pilot or whether
It struck a mine with a pilot aboard were
questions on which officials expected to
receive definite information tomorrow
from Ambassadors Fage at London, and
Gerard at Berlin, to both of whom the
8ta(e department had directed inquiries'.
The only message before the depart
ment early today was from American i
Consul Fee at Bremen, who reported that I
the Evelyn had been blown up. but dtl
not give the cause. His cablegram stated
that tho ship and cargo had been lost,
but that the crew was safe. Officials be
lieved the crew had been landed In Ger
many, as Borkum is near the German
Diplomatic Artloa Improbable.
It was considered unlikely that there
would be any diplomatic action resulting
from the loss of the Evelyn beyond
claims for damages, inasmuch as there
is now no international convention in
force prohibiting the laying of mines,
whether for offensive or defensive pur
poses. In the Russo-Japanese war . the
Japanese strewed mines across the har
bor entrance to Port Arthur, which was
hclil by the Russians. Similarly the
Japanese laid mines in Vladivostok
waters across Peter the Great bay for a,
dlsWnce of forty miles. While the lay
ing of mines in offensive operations, such
as the recent German note proclaimed,
has not been acquiesced in as a bellig
erent tight, it Is believed in official quar
ters that this and other precendents would
niaiie it difficult for the United States
to make further diplomatic protest.
The prevailing opinion In administration
circles today was that that the United
Ktates government would stand firmly
on its warnings to Great Britain and
Germany, respectively, concerning the
nilsuae of neutral flags and possible at
tacks on American vessels or lives by
submarines. This policy was regarded as
significant of a possible critical turn or
affairs, should any violation of the warn
Carries Federal I as am ace.
The Evelyn la the first ship injured
lth the United States bureau of war
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PART OF THE KAISER'S MOSQUITO FLEET Flotilla of German torpedo boat de
stroyers, ready to dash against English coast at any time. . .
War and Preparedness for War
Debated in House and Senate
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.-Var and pre
paredness for war were the sole topics of
(lisf.usrloii today In congress, the senate
debating the army appropriation bill nn'l
the house working for a bill for coast
Chairman Chamberlain of the senate
military committee gave notice that
legislation for an army of 2W.O0O mn
and a reserve system would be taken up
at the next session.
"With reorganisation along these lines,"
he said, "the United States will be in a
position to meet all dangers within or
without the nation."
"In the house Representative Gardner
declared that at the present rate It will
be eighteen years before coast defense
guns and sufficient ammunition for an
hour's engagement and the coast fortifi
cations could be taken from the rear.."
Mexico figured much in the senate de
bate. Senator Norrts suggested that if
General Villa knew how unprered the
United States was for war he would
NO HOPEJOR BILL
Nebraska Senator ' Sayi His Muni
tions of -War Bill Will Not Be
Passed This Session.
KNOWS .NOT' OF - POSTOFFICE
It is likely that the shipping bill
In congress will now be displaced by
a flood of appropriation bills that,
must be handled in this session, In
the opinion of Senator G. M. Hitch
cock, who is in Omaha for the day.
"We were given a breathing spell un
til Saturday," said the senator. "Then
when we reconvene there is a possi
bility that the shipping bill will be
taken up again, but it is my opinion
that when It is reported from the con
ference committee it will be displaced
by appropriation bills, for all are very
i anxious to avoid an extra session and
tho appropriation bills must be taken
In regard to Senator Hitchcock- bill
reeking to prevent the sale of munitions
of war to the belligerents, be admitted
that there is not much hope for tho pas
sage of the bill in this session cf con
gress. "I offered it a short time ago as
n amendment to the shipping bill." he
e.a'.d, "and it was beaten by a vote of
47 to 60. That was a closer vote than I
expected, however, and the sentlmenufor
the bill Is growing all the time. The
Ull is still in the foreign relatloni com
mittee. That committee has considered
it twice and is not favorable to IU
"There is a possibility that the bl'l may
lio amended so as to give the president
power to levy an embargo on arms when
it la desirable. This power would be ex
pected to be used only In emergency In
which we might be having some diffi
culty with ;a power, 'in which cuse it
would be used as a kind of lever."
The senator says there is nothing new
to offer In the may of appointments for
the larger federal' positions in Nebiaska.
"My recommendations have been made
and are still pending," be said, when
asked whether there is any Indication
trat the long overripe -plums are soon to
drop. "Of course about 100 postmaster
In the..smallcr offices. In the state have
been appointed on my recommendation,
but the big plums don't fall so readily."
Kaawa Not ( Poetofflee.
r.d. rjllnr Ihn rMnmmwl.Mnna midi
u by the efficiency board lor numerous
tiiarge snd reductions In salary at the
Omaha postoffice. Senator Hitchcock dla
claims any inside information. "I - only
know," bo said, " that an efficiency board
was appointed, went over the office and
mada recommendations, but further than
that I know cone of the details."
The senator expects to return to Wash
OF PRUSSIA FROM RUSS
AMSTERDAM (via London), Feb. 22.
A dispatch received by the Telegraaf
from Berlin says that Thanksgiving serv
ices for the lllralkn of East Prussia
from the Rusulan Invaders were held in
ail the Berlin churches yesterday.
Emperor William. Empress Augusta
Victoria and the duke and duchess of
Brunswick attended the service In the
cathedral. On their way to the cathedral
the emperor and empress were enthusi
t"ke the country in two weeks.
Senator Fall declared a situation had
developed iu Mexico similar to that as a
result of which the French established
Maximllllan on a throne. Should tho
United Mates be drawn into the Eu
ropean war he declared. Mexico would
furnish an inviting base from which it
could be attacked. ,
Senate republicans intend to put a
larger submarine building program in the
pending naval bill than has been provided
by the house.
'Senator Stnoot today Introduced en
amendment for fifty submarines of a sea
going type and twenty-five smaller ones.
For the first year it would appropriate
"The European war has demonstrated
beyond any question, said Senator Smoot,
Introducing 'his amendment, "that sub
marines sro invaluable for defense of
coast cities hnd coast line. That is the
sort of defense we want in this country
more than anything else."
Mrs. Mary ; Johnson Telia" in " Court
She Received Unpaid Certifi
cate from Matters.
OFFERS TO INVEST HER MONEY
Sensational allegations were
brought out in testimony for the gov
ernment during the morning trial of
Attorney Thomas H. Matters in fed
eral court on charges growing out of
the failure of the First National bank
of Sutton. The trial has been re
sumed, since Juror H. F. Kohlmeler
of Wakefield has recovered from an
attack of erysipelas.
Mrs. Mary E. Johnson, now a resi
dent of South Omaha, was the only
morning witness and was on the
stand for over an hour. She testified
that while she was a member of the
First Christian church of Omaha and
Matters was teacher of the Sunday
school class she attended he obtained
$2,560 which she had received from
her dead husband's insurance.
Matters was to invest the money she
testified, but she declared that she failed
to get back about 11.000 of the amount,
even after the minister. Rev. A. D. Har
mon, and a committee of churchmen had
waited on the accused attorney and had
raid prayers In his office, with the idea
of straightening out the matters.
Offered to Urmt Moaey.
"At a church dinner," Mrs. Johnson
testified, "I happened to mention In Mr.
Matters' presence that I had my hus
band's Insurance money to invest ' Mr.
Matters after the dinner spoke to me
aside and offered to invest my money
and double it for me on a Dakota land
proposition, without It costing me a post
age' stamp. I . gave him my money and
ho gave me a receipt for it."
Then she told In detail and at length
her version of the affair during several
years. She testified in effect that after
(Continued on Page Four, Column Three.)
Evelyn Owner Will
Not File a Protest;
Loss Part of Game
NEW YORK, Feb. a. William L. Har
rlss of the firm which owned the steam
ship Evelyn, sunk In the North sea yes
terday, said that his firm would make no
protest to the State department, , as he
considered the. loss of the ship due to a
war rlek, which lie had taken.
Mr. Harrias said that all his company's
ships were under orders not to go
through the English channel. The firm
at the present -time has the four-masted
bark Pass of Balhama and two steam
ships, the Vincent and the Brynhllda,
rresrk Uepatr Killed.
PARIS. Feb. 22. -The death In battle of
St. Chevillon of th t'hamlM-r of Deputies
lor Bouchce-Du-Khone, waa announced
In the chamber today. M. I'iievillon was
atrving as a lieutenant of infantry and
fell In battle Sunday Ut eaatern France.
Ja at Krleea.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 3 Admiral
Baron Sotoklchi L'riu arrived today to
rvprceeut Japan as a commissioner at the
Panama-Pacific exposition. He was ac
companied by bis wife and personal staff.
BRITON'S TIP SENT
EYELYK TO DOOM
Captain Smith Follows Advice
English Officer Instead, of
STOKER DIES FROM EXPOSURE
B1SRLIN (By Wireless to Sayvllle, 1
L. I.), Feb. ,22. According to ad
vices received here, Captain Smith of
the American Steamer Evelyn, has
informed the German authorities that
his. ship came to grief through the
advice of a British naval boarding
officer, who instructed him to follow
the course on which he struck the
mines instead of the northerly course
aT laid, down In the German instruc
tions. Drift ' la Rtwkost.
. The disaster occurred at 4 o'clock Fri
day morning and the Evelyn sank seven
hours later. Captain Smith, a Dutch
pilot and thirteen men drifted In a row
boat until Saturday afternoon when they
were rescued by a German patrol boat.
A Spanish stoker in t'.ie row boat died
meanwhile from exposure. The other
men In the boat are all recovering. They
are now at' the Pallors' home In Bremen
haven. ' ' "'''!
The mate and the - remainder of the
Evelyn's crew are 'understood to have
landed In Holland.
Flad N Trace f r.
' THE HAQUB (Via London), Feb..
Soldiers of ths coast guard stations In
aoi th Holland have brought tho , reply
that nothing, had been seen or heard of
that part, of the crew pf . the American
steamer EveJyn. who were reported to
have proceeded' 'or' Holland', after the
steamer-was Mown : up. v. -A very etoaaa
fog prevailed throughout . yesterday and
today along tha coast. .
.The Dutch marine department is also
althout information concerning the miss-
Uisj men of the Evelyn's crew. .
House and Senate
Are Working Upon
Washington, fo. s.-Congresa is
observing George Washington's birthday
by grinding out the long-delayed appro
priation bills. Only nine working days
of the present session .of congress remain
and both house and senate are centering
their whole attention oa pressing big
supply bills to a conclusion. In the sen
ate work was resumed on the army ap
propriation bill, while In the house con
sideration of the forttrrcatlon bill was
renewed. Ths latter measure furnished
the text for a discussion of military pre
paredness. Representative Gardner of
Massachusetts having given notice of his
Intention to sneak on the siMeot. With
the fortifications blU out of the way, the
house will take up the general' deficiency
Only two of ths larger supply bills
ths legislative, executive and judicial and
the sundry civil bill have been passed
by the senate. Eleven yet remain to M
acted upon. All of the supply bills have
been passed by tho house except two.
Pope Again Makes
Effort to Initiate
ROME, Feb. .-Reports received by
the secretary of the . Vatican says the
Glornale d'ltalla show that Germany, al
though maintaining an excellent military
position, feels seriously ths consequences
ofthe war, and therefore has modified
its views on pesos conditions to be im
posed. Ths paper adds: . '
"The pontiff considers such a condition
of affairs lends Itself favorably to
dlplomatlo steps. He Is reported ' again
to have Interpellated Emperor William to
know ea what .conditions, Germany would
be' dleposed to negotiate for peace, ob
serving ' that in any case . ths military
honor of Germany is safe." ' "
Mssisr, Fefcraary S3, 19IB.
. The Stasis.
Met st 11 a. m.
"Senator Root read Washington's fare
Conlereea on the seamen's bill com
posed all differences betaeea house and
Debate-was resumed oa. the army ap
Met at 11 a. m.
Representative Garrett of Tenn
read Waahlngton's farewell address.
lfebata was resumed on ths fortifica
tions appropriation bill.
A Judiciary subcommittee resumed tak
ing testimony on the charges against
Federal Judge Dayton of West Virginia.
Tha ways and means eommitten put
action on ths repeal of the tax on mixed
(lour over until W'edneaday.
Adjourned at 0 p. jn. to 11 al m.
Germans Wipe Ont Tenth Corps of
Ctar in the Battle of Masu
rian Lakes, in East
PETROGRAD ADMITS THE LOSS
Muscovite General Staff Confesses
Story of Extermination of Great
Body of Troops True.
MANY GENERALS PRISONERS
P1CTUOORAD, Feb. 22. The Rus
sian generar staff admits the loss of
almost an entire army corps In the
recent retreat from East Prussia.
The main Russian army has suc
ceeded in escaping from the Gorman
trap and has in turn taken the offen
Ilnndrral Thoaaaad H Tahea.
BKRL1N, Keb. 22. (Via Iondon.)
The German official statement Is
sued today announce tnat the cap
tures In the battle of the Mazurlan
lakes district of east Prussian hare
been Increased to seven generals and
more thati 100.000 men. The pieces
cannon numbered 160.
The text of the statement reads:
"Western theater: Another hostile
trench was taken by us yesterduy to the
east of Ypres (In Belgium). The enemy's
counter attacks on the captured positions
sQalet In Champagne.
"In the Champagne district there was
comparative quiet yesterday. The1 num
ber of prisoners taken by us during the
last battles In this region has been In
creased to fifteen officers and more than
00 men. The sanguinary losses of the
enemy have been extraordinarily high.
"The enemy made an unsuccessful at
tack on our positions to the east of
Verdun during the night.
"In the Vosges the village of Hochrad
and 'Stosswelr were taken by us after a
short engagement. Otnerwlse nothing of
Many Geaerala Caared.
'Eastern theater: The pursuit after the
winter battle In tha Masurian district
has come to an end. During the clearing
op of operations to the northwest of
Grodno and In the battle reported during
the last few days in the Bober and
Mavew . district, one commanding general
and four other generals and , approxim
ately 40,000 men have been taken prisoners
up to, ths present.- Seventy-five cannon
and some machine guns, ths actual num
ber of which , has not yet tieen ascer
tained, and much other war material has
. "The total booty taken In tha winter
battle In the .Masurian district, as a re
sult of these additions, has been Increased
to date to seven generals, more than
100,000 men, upwards of ISO cannon and
quantities of other materials of all de
scriptions, the amount of which cannot
yet be approximately estimated.
Caaaoa Siak ta Lakes.
"Cannon of a heavier caliber and am
munition frequently tiro buried by the
enemy or sunk in the lakes near Lortxen
and In the Wldlmer ea. Eight cannon
of 'heavy caliber were dug up or pulled
out of the water yesterday.
"The tenth Russian army, under Gen
eral Baron Plovers, Is considered as hav
ing been destroyed.
. "New battles appear to be developing
at Orodno and to the north of Siech
awolas. It is reported that the battles
to the northwest of Ossowets and Lomxa,
as well as those at Prxatnysc are taking
Iholr regular course.
"There is no news from Poland to the
south of the Vistula river.
Very Likely to Go
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Fob. ?. (Special Tele
gram.) The Interior department, through
ths Indian office, having recommended
that there shall not be more than three
Indian warehouses In tho country, the
senate committee on Indian affairs will
report late tonight or tomorrow the In
dian appropriation bill with the recom
mendation of the department uppermost.
This means that Omaha will lose its
Indian depot unless the bill Is amended
In ths senate. Secretary Lane of the In
terior department is desirous that San
Francisco be retained; Chicago will fight
for its warehouse, as will New York end
St. Louis. If Omaha is to be retained,
ths senators from Nebraska will have to
stir themselves, otherwise another gov
ernment Institution will leave the Gate
City under the present administration.
Calais; Five Killed
PARIS (Via London), Feb. 12. A Zeppe
lin airship bombarded Calais this morn
ing, according to an official statement is
sued tonight. It dropped bombs which
killed five persons, all civilians.
A dispatch to ths Havas agency from
Calais says that a German dirigible air
ship dropped a number of bombs today.
which did slight damage to tho St Omer,
Hasenbrouck sc Dunkirk railroad line In
the vicinity of ths railroad station of
Fentenettes. near here. Train service
over the line was re-established Immedl
atlv. Two incendiary bombs damaged
several dwellings in ths village.
LARGE BUILDING IN
PUEBLO IS BURNED
PUEBLO. Colo., Feb. 21 Fire of un
known origin destroyed the four-story
building occupied by the Holmes Hard
wars company here early today, entailing
a loss estimated at t&O.uno. Cartridges
stored In ths building were exploded by
ths firs, but no one was Injured.
Consider Retaliatory Measures to
Be Taken Against Submarine
ASQUITH MAKES STATEMENT
LONDON, Feb. 22. The allied
governments have not yet decided
upon the precise attitude which It la
proposed to adopt In retaliation
against Germany's recently Initiated
belligerent policy, but a speedy agree
ment Is expected. Replying to a ques
tion In the House of Commons this
afternoon. Premier Asqulth said:
"The allied governments are consider
ing what action it would be proper to take
In the way of reprisals against the Ger
man policy of attacking and destroying
Hrltlnh, allied and neutral merchant ves
sels, without warning and without an at
tempt being made to save the Uvea of
civilians and innocent crews.
"Pending a decision which I hope will
very soon be announced. I oaanot make
a statement regarding the nature or scope
of th4 measures to be taken."
"As to the form In which the derisions
will be pubtlihed," Premier Asqulth said,
there certainly will be a note from
Great Britain, and I hope thera wilt be
a Joint one."
The British government may reconsider
Its ruling permitting the entrance of cot
ton Into Germany. This was intimated
In the House of Commons this afternoon
by Harold J. Tennant, under secretary of
war. Mr. Tennant stated that when tha
decision was reached not to make cotton
contraband the government believed that
the requirements of Germany were al
ready satisfied, but he added, "this atti
tude must be revised from time to time."
Requests Are Made
That Mulct Eepeal
Bill Be Approved
DE8 MOINES. Feb. 22. The repeal of
the mulct law, establishing statutory pro
hibition In Iowa, which has been panned
by both the senate and the house, will
rach Oovernor Clarke for signing to
morrow. Although he has authorised no
announcement as to what he will do with
It. It Is safe to predict that hs wlU affix
his signature to ths measure.
Nearly B00 telegrams requesting the gov
ernor to sign the bill were received from
various cities In the state today. Many
were from ministers telling of the action
of their congregations asking that ths re
peal bs signed.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.-Pr-Ulcnt Wil
son nominated ths following numbers of
the new fedoral trade commission:
Joseph E. Davles, Madison, Wis.; Ed
ward N. Hurley of Chicago; William J.
Harris of Cedartown. Ga.;' William Parry
of Seattle, Wash., and George Rubles of
Cornish, N. H.
Politically the commission has thiee
democrats, one progressive republics n
and one progressive. Parry la descrlbid
by the White House as a progressive re
publican and Rublee as a progressive.
, Mr. Da vies is commissioner of the
bureau of corporations which is merged
with the commission under ths new law.
Mr. Hurley is a business man and trade
expert wth extended knowledge of Latin
American conditions. Mr. Harris Is
director of the census. Mr. Parry la a
lawyer and business mun, Mr. Rublee is
a lawyer who was consulted frequently
by leaders In congress when the trade
commission bill was being framed.
Tha president is hopeful the commis
sion will be confirmed during the present
session of congress and organised at once.
Mr. Davis was born in 1S7H and Is a
lawyer. He Is secretary of ths democrstlo
national committee. Mr. Hurley was
born rn Illinois in 18M. He is president
of the Illinois Manufacturers' association.
Mr. Harris was born in Gorgela In IKS
and became an Insurance manager and a
banker. He has been director of ths cen
sus sines July, 1911.
Mr. Parry is treasurer of the Scaltls
Chamber of Commerce and Is 60 years
old. Hs was editor of the Seattle Poat-
Intelllgencer. manager of the ahip build
ing plant which built tha battleship Ne
braska, chairman of the finance com
mutes for the Alsska-Yukon exposition
and treasurer of ths city sf Seattle.
Mr. Rublee was born in Wisconsin in
At present he Is counsel for the
Alaska railway engineering commission.
He is a resident of Cornish. N. II.., where
President Wilson spends his summers.
Calls on Germans
To Sacrifice Selves
IXNDON. Feb. O. The Prussian gov
ernment voted unanimously today a bill
appropriating 100,000,000 marks as a sub
sidy to be used in alleviating the suffer
ings of persons affected by the war, says
a Berlin dispatch.
Clemens Delbruck, the Imperial minister
of ths Interior, declared that a supply of
food for the population at moderate prices
"Ths methods by which Great Britain
Is striving to wags a war of starvation
against Germany," Herr Delbruck con
tinued, "imposes on every man the obli
gation to subordinate every other con
sideration to that of serving his country.
What will Inflict the most Injury on our
enemy' and contrlbuts the most for vic
tory for the fstherland must be the prin
ciple by which we are governed here
after In carrying on the conflict Then
wo cannot lose even if ths whole world
should bs In arms against us."
SAFE WITH ELECTRICITY
FARMERSBl'RO, Ind.. Feb. IJ.-The
safe in the Citlaena' State bank hero was
blown during tha night by robbers and
V.XX taken. Connections left la the light
fixtures showed the safe had been drilled
MUCH ALARM EU
Representatives of Sweden, Sen
mark, and Norway Consider
Sending Convoy with I
FIGHTING IN THE CARPATHIANS,
Desperate Struggle for Gateway toj
Hungary Continues Without
FRENCH CLAIM GAINS IN WEST?
The Day' War News
HUMAN gessral staff admits tfcn
lose of almost aa satire army corse
la the rceeat retreat from Eaet
Prasala. Vaofflclal reports from
Petrograd say that tha mala
from the (iermaa traa aad has la
lira Iskra the offeaelre.
AW AEROPLANE, belleire ts )
Oermaa, waa flr4 aa hy soldier
while ftrtaa; aver Swiss terrltarr
aad forced ta deseead. Tha Off
ma a fmiaei receatlr mada
amends ta Swltsrrlaad far viola-,
tloa of that caaatry's aeatrallly
AUSTRALIAN mall steamer waa
fired aa hy aa armed merchaat-.
ma a la the EaHah ehaaael, hat
waa set strack. Tha Berlla re part
at the alaklag ef a British traa
port lacks coaflrmatloa frsm.aay
GERMAN war office aaaoaaecd ie
day hat the Raaalaa Tenth army
corps was "considered as havlasl
bee a destroyed" as m resalt of the
recent titraas victory la East
Prasala. It Is stated that mora
thaa 100,000 Rasalaaa, laeladlasr,
errs generals, were aaptared.
Fl'RTHCR GERMAN victories la
V oases are claimed, lacladlaaT a
caatare ef aaethrr towa. The
derail war office alsa states that
flgfhtlagr la tha rhampaae dis
trict were "cstraordlaarllr hlsjh.'
NAVAL ATTACHE ef tha America!
embassy In Brrlta has bee a la -atnrted
to lavvatlajate the slaklaa; .
af tha America a steamer Evrlya
hy a mine la tha North Sea.
LONDON, Feb. 83. Traffic be
tween England and Sweden has been
dlBcpntlnuod ,for tha time being.
gays a Copenhagen dispatch to the
Dally Express, , owing ro the-, tor
pedoing of the Norwegian tanK
LONDON, ' Feb. 22. Germany' '
submarine blockage continues to bo .
the chief topic of Interest in the)
United Kingdom, although British
shipping apparently is moving with
Its usual freedom.
The Scandanavian neutrals, bow
ever, are showing much alarm over
the situation, a great sensation hav
ing been caused In those countries
by the torpedoing of the Norwegian
steamship Belridge, oft Folkestone,
Representatives of the Scandinav
ian governments are holding another
conference today, the outcome of'
which is awaited with much Interest
by neutral shippers. .
The question of a naval convoy, it la
understood, Is being considered seriously)
at ths conference, but ths guarded com
ments of ths newspapers show that it ia
clearly recognised that such a stop might
lead to war.
The question of the right of tho crew
of five Danish ships to refuse to sell for
English ports Is now before a court which.
Is considering their' excuse that Germany '
is not likely to respect a neutral flag.
Following precedent which seems to
havs mads Sunday a popular day for
such raids, a lone German aeroplane flew
over several coast towns last night, drop-.
(Continued on Page Ten Column Two.)
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This means those odd pieces ott
furniture, carpets, rugs, musi
cal instruments or other ar
ticles that you have lyiii2.
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The "someone else"
are the people who are
reading: the For Sale
Columns of The Bee.
Every day they read
this column looking
for, perhaps, the very
thing: you cannot use.
Offer them for sale; yoa wilt
find a ready buyer and bo
agreeably surprised to find
how quiekly they ean be turned
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