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VOL. XLIV NO. 215.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1915-TWELVE PAGES.
Oa Tratae ana at
total Kaws Bteaae, la
SINGLE COW TWO CENTS.
IS CALLED "BONK"
Jl girded in Washington So Frankly
Partisan and Unfair It WiH
Not Get Far With
jlOBECK OUT FIGHTING IT
Congressman with Victor Roaewater
Will Soon Call on Assistant -j
;2JMT FKOTESTS POURING IN
1 (From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. (Special
fTetoffram.) Prom wholly trustwor
thy sources It was learned today that
. tb so-called "efficiency" report of
'poatofilce Inspectors H. E. Randall,
W. A. Wallm&n and A. L. Lewis on
the Omaha postofflce and Its various
robsUtlons covers nearly 300 written
pages. It Is the most prolific docu
ment the Postofflc department has
bad before It for years, and It is so
1 tainted with rank favoritism and
gross Injustice that it is very ri
; ously doubted If it will get anywhere
near Its obvious destination, the re
moval, the transfer and the demotion
'of faithful employes and tbe promo
tion of men whose records In the
Omaha postofflce must be subject to
Starts with BwMt.
Tne first twenty pages of the report of
the Inspectors. wta warp domiciled In
Omaha for six weeks, are devoted to a
plendld boost for the Gate City. In fact
they read like a publicity man's story of
It development and growth, aa shown
through its postal receipts.
Then follow pages of purely personal
critlclam of Postmaster Wharton, Assist
ant Jim Woodard. "Billy" Kellsy and the
charged, take valuable time ' off front
their work In attending "cabinet" ses
sions at the Commercial , club, . deciding
tipon personal and like subjects incident
to as office like the Omaha office.
In view of former reports, avail the en
ithuslastie congratulations of Daniel C.
Iloper, first assistant postmaster general,
upon his return to Washington after an
ofnalal visit to the Omaha office, it will
be a Twentieth, century wonder If the
recommendations of th inspector! make
Lobeelc is Opposed.
That they will be fought by both Sena
tor Hitchcock and .Congressman Lobeok
goes without saying, Mr. Lobeck already
having arranged fori aa Interview with
General Roper, tomorrow, to be supplemented-
by a conference - -when senator
Hltohcock " returns to Washington '. from
his visit to Omaha.
The presence of Victor, Bosewater In
'Washington at, this time Is quite fortu
nate, he having arrived from New York
this morning. He will be asked to ac
jcompany Mr.'Lobeck In his call upon the
((Continued on Page Five, Column Two.)
$ Loss of Trench in
T' Vicinity of Ypres
XrONDOX. Feb. a. -The British semi
weekly report oa operations on the con
tinent given out today reads aa follows:
"The enemy continues to show consid
erable activity. In the neighborhood of
ITpres 1 several attacks and counter at
, tacks have occurred. At ( a. m. on Feb
ruary tl the enemy exploded an elaborate
cries of mines which destroyed one of
. our trenches. A new line was prepared
,a short distance in the rear and Immedi
ate! occupied. Any attempts at further
progress' have been completely frustrated.
"Near Glvenchy our Infantry, after a
wcoessful bombardment, captured a
trench of the enemy and blew it up. An
attempted attack by. the enemy along
Xm. Hasaee canal was easily repulsed by
"South of the river Lys there has been
an toorease In artillery and rifle fire, in
..which our troops showed marked min
ority. . Along the remainder of our front
laere has been nothing more than artil.
Jary duels. The thick weather has handi
capped the work of air craft"
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AFTER THE NORTH SEA BATTLE H. M. S. Lion un
dergoing repairs on the Tyne after the engagement with
the German fleet, in which the Lion led the van of the
British ships in the attack.
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B. B. Greer to Succeed E. S. Koller
as Assistant General Manager
of the Burlington.
W. R. CAKELL HAS RETIRED
Changes-In the forces of the operating
departments of the Burlington and Union
Pacific railroads came thick and fast
Tuesday, all effective March 1. S3. 8. Kol
ler, assistant general manager, Burling
ton' lines weat of the river, some thirty
days ago was appointed general manager
of the Colorado A Southern, another of
the Hill properties, and the announcement
la made that to succeed Mr. Koller, B. B.
Greer, now assistant general manager of
the Burlinarton hi Chicago, eomes to
Omaha. As a result, of the vacancy
caused by the promotion of ' Mr. Greer,
the following changes are made, all aa
promotions: . . ,. ' - ,
I B. Allen, general - auperintendent of
the Nebraska lines, with headquarters at
Lincoln, ' becomes assistant general man-
W. F. Thiehoff, superintendent at La
Crosse, Wis., goes to Lincoln as general
superintendent; B. Flynn,, superintendent
of the 'MoCook division, goes to La
Crosse; C. D. Peckenbaugh, superinten
dent of the Sheridan division, goes to Mc
Cook; L. C. Orlggs, superintendent of the
Sterling division, goes to Sheridan.; W.
G. Dungen, tranmaster of the McCook
dlvlclon, goes to Sterling as superinten
dent of the Colorado division; John T.
McShane, chief dispatcher In the Omaha
offices, goes to the MoCook division as
trainmaster, and J. E. McManus, opera
tor in the Omaha telegraph offloa, be
comes chief dispatcher.
On the Union Pacific, W. R. Cahlll, for
eight years superintendent 'of the Omaha
and Grand Island division and for fifteen
years prior to this a passenger conductor
on the main line, Is retired on pension.
Mr. Cahlll is succeeded by W. M. Jeffrey
of Cheyenne., superintendent of the
Wyoming division, and Mr. Jeffrey Is suc
ceeded by' G. O. Brophy, trainmaster of
the Utah 'division and located at Ogden.
Denies the Charges
Made Against Him
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-Hearing, on
charges against Federal Judge A: G. Day
ton of West Virginia continued today be
fore the house judiciary subcommittee,
with the judge on the stand 'being cross
examined.. He denied numerous minor
charges that he bad failed to enforce the
law and that he was "temperamentally
unfit" for the bench.
. "I do notthlnk I would be human," he
said, "if I had not had tilts and disagree
ments wtth attorneys. More than three
fourths of the Iswyers In the district
over which I preside have sent .communi
cation to this Committee expressing faith
in my integrity.". .. ..... ., ,
Questioned about the resignation of his
predecessor. Judge, Jackton, ?nd. hjs.own
appointment, usyton test.ned tnat a year
u"L h T' Z .Pl"id"?
v-elt had told htm that he woi.ld give
him a place on the federal bench "In
spite of senator, or any one elHe." .
Re,ntat.ve G.rd . asked "hether
Day on had taken any part I. th. In-
vestlgatlon which pra pded the resigna
tion of -Jackson. - -. . I
."You were clore to Prrwldnt Rooe-1
' velt," he said, ."and you 'were close tot
Attorney Ueneral Moody. Didn't you aid
this investigation personally?" v
I Judge Dayton -replied thhe he had 'no
recollection of taking any part in the in
vestigation' and remembered only one
conversation with' Mr. Moody about It,
He said he 'did aot ' work with Charles
F. Tetter, Judge Reese Bllraard and
Major Stonaker of tits Baltimore at Ohio
railroad, in the Investigation.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21-CapUin Wil
liam MitcheU of the army general staff,
who recently said an enemy could take
and bold the American seaboard, I'as ex
plained to Beer try Garrison's satisfac
tion that he was speaking at a private
meeting, thought bill remarks were pri
vate and had no Idea they would be pub
lished. Mr. Garrison said today that
the ieddent was clostd.
IOWA HAS WORST
STORM OF SEASON
Wires Down and All Commnncation
with East Shut OffWont in ,
the North Half
TRAINS COME THROUGH LATE
Central and eastern Iowa, Illinois,
northern Mlpaouri and central and south,
era Kansas are experiencing the worst
bllssard of the winter which set In late
Monday and at noon continued without
any signs of abating. Everywhere' a
heavy snow la, falling, and It Is driven
along by a-high northwest wind. How
ever,. It Is not pold, the temperature be
ing but little above freeelng. ' .. , :' ' ...
'Wiiwt AArvica thrnllirh tViA llnrm tilt
panies are. 'able to reach the east only
by . circuitous routes. Throughout the
storm none not .a through wire is work
ing. .While ' little Information Is avail
able, it Is believed that long stretches of
wire have been torn out by the wind and
Early morning- reports to ' the Omaha
railroads, operating lines to . the north
and west, are to the effect that out In
Nebraska , and up - in South Dakota
weather conditions are similar to those
existing in this immediate locality.
Train Service Abandoned.
Morning trains that got through the
Iowa bllssard sons before the storm broke
arrived on time, but after that there was
little traffic on the Omaha-Chicago lines.
On tha Chicago Great Western all train
service was abandoned east of Clarion,
la., no attempt being made to move either
passenger or freight trains.. Reports
came of drifts along the Una through
northern Iowa ten and fifteen feet deep
and from a quarter ,to one-half mile In
The Illinois Central sent. Its morning
train out on time, but reports came that
the other east and westbound trains were
stalled In drifts between Fort Dodge and
Between Des Melnes and the Missis
sippi river, ths Itock lalsnd annulled its
trains, but at Council Bluffs made up a
th.t rh- Zl Z)Z,r k1' 1 !,
tnit fna Una would h lUAnrAit
x.io k '.u. .. it 7 "
U?t cuy ' '
I Mllwaakee S sowed la. ..
The Northwestern was able during the IVave -assumed a more violent character,
day to get reports from, n far cast as j Artillery engagements have been the
Ames, but beyond thcr .the .wires were distinguishing frnture of activity sit
down and nothing could be learned of ! along the western battle front during the
the movement of trains across Iowa. . j last twenty-four, hours. -with the 'French
The Milwaukee was reported snowed in (.claiming the destruction of a heavy Uer
all the way across Iowa; from Madrid j man gun at JjimbaertBdc. and admitting
eat, with no prospect of the lines be- j that the olty of Hhelms has been violently
ing opened . until the abatement of the j bombarded. .......
storm. - ,j The. only recent activity In the air has
While, the storm' was severe -in the ! been provided by a slnelt ZppeMn, .which
southeru part of -Iowa, the" worn of It ! dropped bombs on Cadis, yesterday, while
apparently .did not extend aa far south i tho only incident .of note in connection
tho JJlirllngtoni for wt
1K nes wee al down, t
; .t.0Mlderjlu,y- ,att,
j. Rovvrt. ,nal(.,ted .tl.al
n,.h.8l p,i n,.. ...
hile the tele-
vice north of Houx City, in that dire.
!Uon lh,.epol.w .McuHuit that lh,
was ivoist ixtween LeMara
Minnesota utate line.
Trainmen -in- on th-v Mlsnouri I'aclflc
reported a heavy foil -of mow and the
wind blowinR a gale nio-t of the way be
tween ft. Joseph and Kansas City.
Two Men Are Killed
and Several Hurt in
; Wreck in Colorado!
. DENVER, Colo.. Feb. 23 Two sre desd ,
snd eleven slightly Injured as the result 1
of ths wreck of ienver & Rio Jran1
passenger train No. 12, southbound, four- '
teen miles south tf Colorado spring
early today. The dead are:
KNOINEKR FRANK HOCKENBF.lt-1
FIREMAN C. KHEBS. Denver.
-Nine passengers, a basageniau and
mall clerk were slightly hurt, according
to reports received st the railroad gen
eral offices here. The cause of tus wreak
has not been determined.
Dollars Worth of
Jewelry is Stolen
I1S ANOELES. Cat., Feb. f3.-Money
and Jewelry valued at IW.WO were stolon
from the apartments of Mn. A. H. Smith.
Wife of the preslaent of the. New York
Central railroad; her son, Emery II.
Smith, and his wife, at a auburnan hotel
lint night, aecordins'to a report made to j
the police today. The apartments were i
entered while the occupants were at din-
Amonit the article! ot jewelry atoien
was a diamond necklace valued at I7.W0.
j The money taken amounted approxi
mately to loOO.
' ARMY IS AT BAY
Force Which Lost Corps During the
Long Battle in East Prussia
Turned on Foes. .
COUNTER ATTACKS IN THE SOUTH
SUWALKI. Poland, Feb. 20. (Via
Berlin and London), Feb 28.- The
German forces under Marshal Ton
Htndenburg, by bard fighting; and
extraordinary marches, ' Inflicted ' a
striking defeat on tha Russians op
posed . tavern ; la tbe ' recent' battle
at the MaauxUn Xkes country. The
Russian , remnants are a negligible
quantity tt tbe operations now in
progress. The Russians killed and
wounded in tbe four days' fighting
are estimated at 80,000 men. Over
60,000 'Russians out of a total of
150,000 engaged are prisoners in
LONDON, Feb. 23. The Russian
Tenth array, which, according to an
official report by Grand Duke Nich
olas, the Russian commander-in-chief
in the field, lost one of its corps in
the last, big battle in east Prussia,
now stands, at bay along the lino of
the Narev, liobr and Nleman rivers,
within Russian territory. . , ,
The latest official communication
relates many, isolated engagements la
this region, which may relieve a
counter attack now "in progress, but
of this there, is no confirmation,
r lleport Loral Buocesaes.
On the southern flunk also the Rua
rians have reported loel successes, but
these are now admitted by Vienna, which
claims that all Russian counter attacks
have .been repulsed with heavy losses to
(the Russians. Both side report the cap-
.iture of many prisoners, and while
r I ...
frighting hus.ben wlthcut derinlte re-
!"ult' 11 ' 'viu-nt that the struggle for
! the mountain pusses has beeu extremely
!,.anKUinary and that combats In Gallcla
, with the submarine blockade has been
:h safe ai'ri al at Llvt-rpuol of the Cun-
. aid line elearucr prduna from New
i y0rk. February 13.
Nothing further lias been heard In
Knglaml of the German submarines
overdue at Cuxb'tven. concerning whose
aalety the Qernians are anxious.
Safe at Beatrice Robbed.
HKATKICE. Neb., Feb. 21 (Special Tel
egram.) Tbe safe In the saloon of Roy
K. Drew of this city was robbed last
night of $ in cash. Harry Pendergraft,
'the porter who had the key to the saloon,
land safe, Is missing and a complaint was
j filed In Justice court today chargtnV him
! with the robbery. It la believed he
board. -d a est bound Rock lstasssS train
out of this city this morning for Han
I Francisco, whcie his sister resides.
The National ; Capital
Tnrsdar, Kebraary 1I8.
' The Senate.
Debate resumed on army bill.
hiieralate commerce committee began
work on nominations to federal trade
Conference committee on admlnlatra
llon ship bill sailed to meet tonight.
Debate continued on fortification bill.
Judge Dayton continued enwts-e lamina
tion before Judiciary conuiutlee. .
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NORTH SEA MINE
SINKS A SECOND
United States Steamer Carib Goes
Down Off German Coast at It
Strikes Explosire Because
THIRTY MEN IN SHIP'S CREW
Commander of Vessel, Like Chief of
Evelyn, Disregarded Instruc
, tions Concerning Route.
CARRYING CARGO OF COTTON
BERLIN, Feb. 23. (Via London)
-The American steamy Carlb has
gone to the bottom off the German
coast In the North Sea as a result of
running on a mine. At the time of
tbe disaster to the Carlb the vessel
was not using the route laid down In
the German marine Instructions.
The steamer Clyde belonged to the
Clyde line. It was of 2.280 tons net
and left Charleston January 27 for
Bremen. It was In command of
Captain Cole. The Carib was built
in 1882 at Port Glasgow, Scotland.
It was 288 feet long and 96 feet
Werard Preaeata Note on Kmharae.
Jaraea W. Gerard, the American ambas
aador to Germany. lafxYPnlng presented
to the Foreign off.v American note
which embodlp'oc' lcan proposals
for the eiy"l ' v .it'uatlon arlalng
from .t"" ..s-tirgo of ' food Muff
Into-",, ' ' .V the warfare agalnd
TvnN r , ..U ahlpplng.
t,v0'! .kiratood that ' proposal! wero
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statement In regard to the nature of
these proposals or the German attitude
on them can be obtained here, but It U
believed that there li at least a prospect
of their acceptance by Germany.
Crew at Thirty Met.
NEW YORK. Feb. 28.-The Carlb had
a crew of thirty. Captain F.. U Cole's
home was In Maine.
It had 4.900 bales of cotton.
At the offices of the Clyde line here It
was said onthlng had been heard from
the Carlb since it left Charleston for
Bremen January 27.
The Carlb formerly was owned by the
Clyde line and was recently sold by them
to Walker, Armstrong 4k Co. of Savan
nah, Oa. It was of 1.280 tons burden and
left Charleston January S7 for Bremen
with a cargo of cotton. It had1 a capacity
ol 4,600 bales.
Its crew of thirty, men, comiisnded by
Captain E. L. Cole, which manned ths
vessel at the time It was sold, was re
tained by tha new owners, It wag said at
the Clyde line -offices.
Ths Csrib was built In lms at Fort GU i
gow, Scotland. ' . ..
Rrelra'a Boat Still MUslaar.
WASHINGTON. Fob. 21-Ambaasador
Gerard today forwarded a report from
the American consul at Bremerhaven say
ing the Evelyn was destroyed by a mine;
that ths crew left the ship in three boats,
one of which la missing, the other two
being picked up by a German scout ship
President Wilson views the sinking of
the Evelyn as a traglo accident, he told
callers, and has , been unofficially In
formed that Ha captain was not following
a safe course laid out for him. He added
that warnings had been given that mines.
were planted In the area In which the
Evelyn was sunk.
The president Indicated that he has
not yet determined whether replies will
be sent to the recent notes ffnm Ger
many and Great Uritala on the war Bones
and use of the American flag. He said,
however, there was nothing In the Ger
man or English notes which would cause
the United Btatns to ohanga Its position.
He Indicated the entire subject still was
Rate Law Decisions
Give Life to Old
Claims of Shippers
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-The Hepburn
rate law was Interpreted by the supreme
court ss authorising the Interstats Com
merce commission to award damages lo
shippers for unfair rates and discrimina
tions, no matter at what data arising,
provided claims were filed before August
St. 107, which the court held was the date
the act went Into effect.
The court held that Henry A. Meeker,
a New York coal dealer, was entitled to
fll,000 damages from the Lehigh Valley
railroad for claims dstlng back to 1904.
Thousands of other claims were filed
within the first yesr after the rate went
Into effect. In the Meeker esse the rail
road sought to limit recovery to two
yesr before the passage of the art.
Ths supreme court held today that the
Interstate Commerce commission has no
authority to Inspect correspondence fUes
of the Interstate railways. It sustained
tha federal district court for western
Kentucky In refusing to compel th
Louisville 4k Nashville railroad to permit
commission examiners to Inspect Us files.
Value, Says Bowles
NEW YORK, Feb. M. The value of the
submarine as a mesns at offense as well
as defense hss been demonstrated In ths
opinion of Rear Admiral Francis T.
Bowles, retired, formerly chief construc
tor of the United Bute navy, who ar-
rived last night on the Rotterdam from
j a two months' stay In Germany.
! Rear Admiral Bowles was a close ob
server of submarine operations whlls In
Germany and commented on tie naval
end of the war. He expressed the belief
tiiat German venaela disguised as neutral
craft and not under sea bases were util
ised to supply submarines with fuel and
torprdofs, whhh be thought explained
the ability of the Germans' undr sea
fighters to reach the Irish sea and return
to their base
QUINBY WORRIES OYER LOBBY
Douglai Senator Calls Ont Bunch of
Democrats Working Against
MOTION IS PUT UPON TABLE
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Feb. 21 (Special.) After
three ' days' of rest the senate opened
this morning- wlti( a motion by Senator
Qulnby of Ifcmglas, calling for an in
vestigation of an "insidious lobby" which
had been workfng around the state house
with designs against Senate File No. 6,
the bill to allow the Omaha Water Hoard
to go Into the electric lighting business.
The consplrltora mentioned In the mo
tion were Arthur Mullen, John C
Hyrnc!. Secretary Bert Bprague of the
democrat Is state committee: Food Com
missioner Herman, ex-senator Walter
lloagland of North Tlatte and others.
The pouglaa county member wanted a
committee of five to Investigate the mat
ter, but lloagland of Lancaster moved to
table the motion and It went overboard.
Robertson of Holt managed io get In an
amendment to lArluda the name nf R. II.
Howell among the arch lobbyists, but the
i tshllng of the original motion carried
with It the amendment.
Allies Ask U. S. Aid
To Collect Board Bill
For Teuton Captives
I wamuautun, Feb. :3.-irhe entente
allies Iiav made representations to the
I'nllej Rates that Germany Is not meet
ing the cost of care of Us prisoners of
ar In their csmps and have asked the
I'nlted States, as csrlng for the dip
lomatic Interests of all the warrlnr
poa'ers to make representations to Berlin.
IXJNDON, Feb. 23.-Nearlv IIOO.OOO has
len expended by the government In fit
ting up Donlngton Hall, In Leicestershire,
lor use of German officers In England as
prisoner of war.
Twenty thousand dollars was sxpended
for furniture alone. 1
The ground ' floor has been converted
Into a club house.
PA11I8, Feb. 23.-A Havas dispatch from
Toulon says the commissioners sent out
by the Amerlcsn embassy In Paris to in
quire Into conditions st French concen
tration camps have concluded British In
vestigations in the department of Basses
Alph and Var, and report having found
International regulations strictly ob
served. Today they left here for Corsica
to continue their Inspection. -
Norse Steamer is
Sunk Off Dover
' LONDON. ' Feb. 23.-Th Nor.
wegtan steamer Regin was sunk off
Dover this morning by either a sub
marine or mine. "The cre"Wbf Twenty
two were saved. Tha ftealn. tarry.
j ing coal from the Tyne to Bordeaux,
sank ten minutes after It was struck.
PUBLIC UTILITY MEASURE
T0HAVE SPECIAL HEARING
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Fb. S3.-(8peclal Telegram.)
Chairman Raymond of the honse com
mittee on cities and towns has called a
special meeting for Wednesday evening
In the house chamber to consider the
Ostennan bill, House Roll No. ,n, au
thorising cities, villages and counties to
grant public utility franchises subject to
popular vote, and specifying reitrtetlbna
upon franchises granted.
This bill Is an exact opposite to House
Roll No. 207, fathered by Railway Com
missioner Hall, which would take from
municipalities their control over public
utilities and trsnsfer.lt to the, railway
Under the Osterman bill no franchise
will be valid unless It has been submitted
to the voters and approved by ttieiu.
The act applies to companies furnishing
neat, electricity, power, water, telephone
service, street railway service and other
kinds of public utility service.
VETERAN ROCK ISLAND
ENGINEER IS INJURED
FAIRBURY, Neb., Feb. i3.-8peclal
Telegram.) James McQuskl, Rock Island
passenger engineer, of this city, was seri
ously Injured IsteHist nlKht at Council
Bluffs, Is., when he was caught between
the tender of his locomotive and a small
house, and rolled Just as the engine was
backing off a turn-table. McQuaid sus
tained a fractured collar bone and three
broken ribs end serious Internal Injuries.
He was removed to Mercy hospital at
McQusld has been an engineer at Fair
bury sines October, 190,, and was con
sidered one of 'b best -on the Nebraska
division . His wife left for Omaha this
BILL AFFECTING GUARANTY
FUND KILLED IN HOUSE
(From a Btaff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Feb. tl -(Special Telegram.)
-Opposition of state banking interests,
quietly exerted, was responsible for kill
ing House Roll No. . 291, by Blmelund,
when It came up on third reading. The
bill provided that whenever a state bank
liquidates r reorganised aa a national
bank Its portion of the, guaranty fund
should be turned over to the State Bank
ing board and thereby retained In the
Host of the bsnkers Insist that under
such circumstances a bank. should be per
mitted to withdrew its part of the fund.
PASSES SEDITION ACT
j - - - ..... . v. . u. , .-.. u . II V U1U-
""u iiuufiv ui rrir racmauvve toaay passeo
on rtnul reading a bill authorising the
governor to surpend a newspaper which
publlxhcd an article . lending to Incite
riot. The bill now goes to the senate.
This is one of four so-called "sedition"
measures Introduced In the aeoeral assembly.
Irish and North Channel Waters
Within Area Surrounded by Eng
land, Scotland and Ireland
ADMIRALTY ISSUES AN ORDER
Certain Parts of, St. George's Pass-
age Also Closed to Mercantile
UNION JACK OFF DEEP, SAT FOES
The Day's War News
XORWKUIAX steams I Begin, with
rarao of e-oat for Rnrdean, una
sank by mine or submarine oft
BIHMiV army defeated In K.st
Praaala Is niaktnaf a aland aenr ,
Ht! efftrlal report tells of it
number of vlctorle In tiallcla. Of.
flelal rnitinm nieatlnna from Ber
lin and VleOna any Haaslana were
revalued In these enaaaenien t .
RIIKIM9 rathrdral, match nm dam.
a ard early In tho war, has suf
fered farther serlona Injary the
French war office announced to
day. The Hermans are cbaraed
with bavins; made It a special tar.
aet aad it la aald that the Interior
of tho vaulted roof aave way.
BKHLIS communication reports
farther proaress In the Voisn, j
where, the Germans have hern
taklnar town after town darlngr the
LONDON, Feb. 23. The ' British
admiralty announces that the Irish
channel . and the . North' channel
waters lying between England and
Scotland and Ireland have been re
stricted from navigation from today.
The southern entrance to tbe Irish
channel, kfowa, as St. George's chan
nel, is between Carnsore Point on
the Irish coast and St. David's Head
on the opposite coast of Wales. .
Certain areas of this channel have
been closed to mercantile navigation
by the admiralty's orders, which also
require that all traffic wishing" to
proceed through the North channel'
must pass to the southward of Rath-'
Un island between sunrise and' sunset.
No ship will be allowed within four,
miles of Rathlln island between sun
set and sunrise.
Mas- t nlon Jack (ions.
BERLIN, Feb. tBy Wireless) Ber
lin newspapers are publishing reports
from North Hea ports that the British
una iias aiHSiMiearen irom ins sea a no.
that English sailors are refusing to leave
port because of German's submarine ac
tivity, bailors of other countries also
are reported to be refusing to sail to
the British Isles.
It Is reported that fUsnlslau, Gallcla,
has been occupied by Austrian troops.
Constantinople dispatches denies that
Turkish or Arabian soldiers operating
near th Kues canal have surrendered,
but says they completed their scouting
mission and that they then discontinued
People of Poets Now
Wariors, Says Kaiser
AMSTERDAM, Holland (via London).
Feb. 23. A Berlin dispatch says the
Prussian Diet has received this message
Prussian diet has received this message
from Emperor William: -
"My warmest thanks for the kind con
gratulations of the Diet on special suc
cesses which the wonderful bravery and
perseverancev of our Prusslsns, together
with the brilliant strategy of their lead
ers, have gained for the fatherland.
"A people of poets a,nd thinkers has
been transformed Into a united people In
arms, and we can rely on the strength of
Its determination to triumph over all
enemies of German kultur and civilisa
tion. God will be with us and our Just
today, 4iud there is going to be
more money made in tbe near
future than ever before.
The fanner's profit this
year has been so great,
that he will want to pur-.
chase more land.
In today f8 classified section
of The Bee you will find a
large offering of " farm land,
from most of the states of the
central west. Buy today;
while you can; before prices
take the big jump, upward;
which they are sure to do.
Telephone Tyler 1000
THE OMAHA DEE
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