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VOL. XLIV NO.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKXIXd, MAKCI1 7, UU3--F1VK SMTIOXN- -T1MKTY-KU1HT PA(iKS.
SINULfc COPIES FIVK CEXTN.
READY FOR DASH
LA TOURAINE IS
BURNING AT SEA
BRITAIN'S NEW ARMY IN THE MAKING Drill of the Middlesex Hussars, now under training to join' the forces Kitchfencr is concentrating on the'
Four Months' Preparation in France
and, Belgium for Concerted
Move Forward Are About
FRENCH SLOWLY ADVANCING
Wireless Message Says Large Pas
senger Steamer is Afire on At
lantic 1,200 Miles West
British and Belgian Troops Repel
Attempts to Break Through
Line in North.
FEELING OF OPTIMISM PREVAILS
The Day'rj War Kcw
mIHAHDUKT of the urlrll'i
may brln to n derision the atti
tude of the Bnlknn stntea concern
Inic Ihr war. Th possibility of
. .1 Constantinople,
which would mnll In PhaniM of j
..... . . a he Balkan lia- I
.Ml . .. . - - - "
Hons, already haa exerelerd
ticca hie Inflnenoe on thfw natlona.
Ralltarla la aald to have mobilised
secretly three dlrlalona, or about
Sft.OOO men. In Roomnnl the
Chamber of Deputies la considering-
the . itrantln of a credit of
40,000,000 for mllltarr porpoaee.
ATTACK OV THpj DABDAKBUE"
forta la. proceeding eteadllr,
IhoDfh It la atlH a question what
It baa accomplished. A Parle
newapaper atatea that one-third of
the etrnlte haa been eleared of
HI MIA la proaeculloa-' one of the
moat vlqrorona offenalre move
meata of the war In the eaat, extending-
over the whole front. In
tan weat. HUewlae, flahtlDK I" be
coming more general.
l'REX II WR OFKK'K eaje that
the advance of the allied troopa In
(liamiiaitne la continuing. Lon
don reporta the alllea are making
. . a I . l I.
alow, lint consiaicm !
region, although Berlin makea no j
,ii oh concessions.
PKTnotm ll illspntrtie alale that
t!ie Uusalaii offenalve In t.allrla
nnd lluVowlim la gathering force
:ind that ' the' Austrian mar be
compelled to evacuate Hukuvilna.
LONDON, March 6. The end of
the thirty-first week of the war and
i he first signs of better weather con
ditions afer a hard winter find the j
allied armies In the western theater
Hearing readiness for that concerted
onslaught on the Germans, in the
preparation of which General Joffre J
anu t iciu niuruuai oir juuu tnum
have been doing so much spade work
during the last four months. 1
From the sa through the dunes
of Flanders to Arras, In France, the
Rrltloh nnd h Relzian armies HD-
... . . ...,,ii
pear to naie wnuaioou auCDD.., .
all the attempts of the Germans to
break through their lines, while from
Arras to the Vosges the French con
tinue to move slowly forward. This j
Is especially true In the Champagne
dlstrict. although the skillful German ,
commanders exact a heavy price for :
every step gained In this section..
Here the French hope their efforts
soon will result In freeing the city ;
of Rheimo from tho attention of the
German' howltrers. j
TliQ lii.qualif.ocl ootlm'em with which, j
judging from tho t-Mil of thf comment In j
tho tendon niwspniviT. tuda, the ap- j
proachlng glgantl. rtru3Klc i regarded!
In Great Britain, Franrc.and Russia, can
he attributed largely t tho remarkable
V'.'uperating power uliowii by tlw troops
of Kmperor N'hliolai These soidlera. In
spite of the fierce blows of th". German
armies under Yon Ilindenburg. have been
able not only to brlnn Teutonic progress
to a standstill, but to push the Invaders
back along the Vistula front until at
one point at least It I admitted In Berlin,
flie fighting has apaiu' moved very near
to the Kast PriiFsian frontier.
In the south also the Russiant appesr wit, a shotgun, killing him almost In
to have tightened t'leir grip on Oallcla j stantly. From a neighboring street cor
and are reoccupying Boknwina with I ner the lumberman then itegaii snooting
forces sufficient U make their tenure
permanent. The Russians' , victory over
the Germanic allies in the valleys of the
Lomnitzu and the l.ukvs. where they sur
tounded 30.000 Austrians as was announced
yeuterday, must. It Is believed in London,
have a strong Influence toward compelling
the Austro-Uorman forces again to evacu- 1
ale the vicinity of Czernowlts, ir they are
still there. The country west of the War-
saw la again being watched for Indica
tion of another battle.
Another event which is adding to the
(Continued on Page Four, Column Six.)
Tesuperatare at Waaaha 'eaterday.
j a. m 34
U m H
? a. nt U
, 3 a. m 24
a. m.w J6
10 .'m K
11 s. m 27
J2 m an
1 p. ra jt
Z p. m io I
s P- m ;
4 p. m an
5 p. m a
S p. m
7 p. in is
i'jis. ii4. xsu.
Highest yesterday X7 i
Lowest yesterday 23 27 14 u
'Mean temperature 2i 2 S!7 "o
Precipitation .07 T .ft) ' .Jo
Temperature and precipitation depar
tuies from the normal:
Normal temrature ji
lwflciency for the day
Total deficiency since March 1, 115... 16
Normal precipitation 04 Inch
Kxcess for the day 03 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.... 1 ".7 Indus
V xcess since March 1... 1.34 Inches
Iiefli'lency for cor. period, 114. -3 Inch
J..f1lency for cor. period, 1!1:1. .23 inch
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
U A. WELSH. Local Fuistaatec
KEARNEY GIRL WINS
THE BEE BICYCLE
Louise E. Saunders Collects 21,660
Coupons and Takes the Pretty
OMAHA BOYS GET PRIZES
Another birycle contBt. has
been arranged, to start Sunday.
March 14. Full particulars will
he given during the week.
Well, sir, It took a girl to beat the
two little Omaha boys in the bicycle
! contest, anyway.
Certain It Is that no boy could have
beaten two such little workars as Le
Roy Zust and Harold Christensen.
Louise E. Saunders won the bi
cycle with 21,660 votes. Louise Is
a very nice little girl, boys, and you
know, good boys and good men al-
ways step aside when the ladles want
something, and give It to theni. Ask
your papas and mammas If that isn't
. l.outje Wanted the Wheel.
If vou knew lxutBayQU would be glad
iBhf won the Vlieel,' that'K you'd be al-
' . . . i - l - - s, t a.na41i1,. in He.
mL m, Wot Twenty-ixth
street lu Kearney, Nb., and she la 12
year old. nnd Bhe I as been longing for
the bicycle and praying for It and dream
In? about It and all the lime working.
wol-Vlng. working for U dny and nlglif.
Vou ran see Juat how hard she must
have worked to g"t bo many votes In a
comparatively email place like Kearney.
can suro shc 1(j a yery ,ovoly
littlo girl, just the kind of girl you would
want to win that bicycle If you couldn't
win it yoursplf. For if ne waen't that
klml of a Rlrl the whole population of
ifontlnued on Pape Four. Column One.)
XiUHS iilllUCK WILLI
Shotgun; Four Dead,
BKL'NSWICK. Qa., March 6 Fot r
men. Including H. V. Dunwoody, a prom
inent attorney, were shot and killed nnd
five others severely wounded here today
by Monroe Phillips, a lumberman, who
fired at random on the street. Phillips
himself was killed by a policeman.
The others killed were W. M. Hackett.
an undertaker; Rex Ueavers, a police
man, and W. P. Padgett, a former po
liceman. Several of the wounded are
prominent citizens of Brunswick. Worry
over financial difficulties, which he
blamed on others. Is said to have made
Phillips temporarily Insane.
Phillips first went to the office of Dun
woody and opened fire on the lawyer
at everyone in sight. Those on the street
were panic-stricken and fled In all direc
tions. Before he was killed Phillips, In addi
tion to killing four men, had seriously
wounded five and slightly wounded about
fTl Tlr TT'll J J
1 WO Men XVlllCQ aUCl
Two Hurt by Snow
Plow Near Elwood
STE1RIJNG, Colo., Maicli 6.- Hugh
Baer, 26, and Ben Deboehr, 23, were killed,
and George Deboehr, 1, and F.veret Ie
Bohr, 9, were perhaps fa'.ti'y Injured lute
yesttrddy when struck .; a snow plow
on the Ch'cago Burling on & Qi'incy
railroad three miles west of ''.lwcd. Neb.
All were farmers living near F.lviooi.
Murder of Mrs, Vogel
LOS ANGELES. CsJ., Marcli -Alfred
Hells, who, with his partner, Charles
Kllgh, has admitted a serVs of robberies,
Including a train holdup, confessed today,
according to the police, that he murdered
Mrs. Jacob Vogel In her home In the out
skirts of Oakland. Cal., February 11 and
that a man who aocompanied him killed
ber husband. Vogel was a retired banker
and was reported to be wealthy. Tlw
motive of the murder was robbery.
Sells told detectives he had- heard the
Vogels kept 14.000 In their here. H sad
they found but tw6. Hells' confession
came after he had been promised immu
nity from hanging by the district attor
ney. The man who killed Vogel has nut
been axrested, the police say.
MIIIUWMIM. - - - '
Commercial Club Referendum Vote
Snows 452 for and 183
ATTITUDE DEFINITELY SETTLED
Again the Commercial club of
Omaha Is opposed to the Saunders
electric light bill pending in the
senate. This time the membership
Itself has spoken instead of the ex
ecutive committee or the board of dl
rectqrs. The post card vole taken by mail
from the membership totaled 936
votes. Of these 4 52 were In favor of
the Saunders bill and 483 against It.
A communication to this effect will
go .to the nonpros county delegation
of the state legislature.
The vote was not a heavy one. con
sidering that 'every member was fur
nished by mall with ballot lnvthe form
of a stamped and addressed envelope on
which to Cast his vote.
Many Fall to vote.
It was only a hotter of making a cross
In one of the two squares, favoring or op
posing tlie light bill which seeks to allow
the Metropolitan Water Board to go Into
the eleclc lighting. business Itr Omaha In
competition With tha present company.
Though It was merely a matter of mak
ing a cross, only AM of the 1,600 members
took the, trouble to make that cross.
This refeienilum vote was mai(e neces
sary by a few men who circulated a Pe
tition asking for a referendum vote of the
membership on the club's attitude on the
Saunders bill. Tl)ls was after the board
of directors had voted to oppose the bill,
by a vote which was 'said to have been
about three to one.
Why Vote Vni Takes.
The executive committee had called the
I entire board of directors to pats on this
I question, since they considered it of Im
I portance. Ordinarily the executive com
mittee decides on all stands the club Is to
take In any public mater of tht4 kind.'
It was thought that the board's decision
would surely be the last word.
Friends of R. Beecher Howell, however,
circulated a petition to the executive;
committee and the board of directors
asking for this referendum vote In the
hope of overthrowing by a referendum
the ruling of tiie hoard of directors.
Friends 411 Were Counted.
In the meantime friends of the bill
worked hard, urging all the known
friends In the club to be sure and cast a
vote when the referendum opportunity
should come. The friends did cast their
vote, while many of those opposed to tha
bill did not take the trouble to vote, pre
ferring to think that the matter was
properly closed when the board of direct
ors formally went on record opposed to
Mrs. Johnson Given -Judgment
GLKN WOOD. Ia.. Marco 6 (Bpeclal.)
In district court tn session here. Judge
Rockafelldw presiding, the rase of Ella
J hnqon adminlstrtrlx, against ' Page and
Fremont counties, which has been. triad
to a Jury since last Friday, brought tn a
verdict for Mrs. Johnson at 10:90 this
morning foj 10.305.71.
At the previous 'trial In Mills county
she was given 119,000. . This verdict was
set aside by Judge. Arthur. Mrs. John
son's 'husband was killed by collapse of
a bridge on the county line while he was
crossing nith a threshing outfit. i
Two will contest rases are continued
ui, til next term. They are the cases of
James V. Htout and J. B. Hicks. Absence
of witnesses and sickness Is given as the
The will of William Jens, lately de
ceased, has been probated. Charles T.
Nlpp of Mlneola was made executor with
out bend. All property was left to Mrs.
Jens during her lifetime, after which the
children share alike In the estate, which,
besides persona! property, consists of land
totalling two section.
ICWA CONSULS ABROAD
WABII1NGTON, Msrch l-Th State
department announced tonight the trans- resident c. a. Lane of the Kxchange .Sa
fer of the following consuls; ) tlonal bank testified that O'Connor, about
Casper L. Dreler. Iowa, from Btnga- a year before he died, told him ha be
pore. Straits Settlements, to Winnipeg. Ueved he would make a will. Iloberr
Manitoba. Dnrsler. said that In I0H O'Connor told
Oscar S. lleizcr l.osith. Iowa, from him he wanted to go with him to a law
Constantinople to Trcblaond. Turkey. I jer to have his will made. The hearing
Thirty transfers lu all were made. J may noi be finished bfor Wednesday.
Six Hundred Persons Killed
in Railroad Wreck in Mexico
BOSTON. March . Ri-koMs f a all
rovl accident In Mexico 'at .lanuarv In
wh e n WW lives were lt, s in i iv ,1 m
a letter received today by the AhitIi'iiii
lloaid .f Commls'lonera f r r.iU'Un Mm-
si.-tis from oik of Its r.'i'icsntitatlvos nt
Manzatitl'.o on the Mexi'i.n wnst CcM.
The lettj- was written on February II.
Anonli'ig to the writer, -iftcr the enttyJ
cf the soldlnrs Into Onmhua if , wn.ch
wkl captured by Carrn ir.u 1t). ps oft
January 1R, the governor orlcid th:it
their families should be brougnt up Horn
Colin. a on a speclnl train
"There were more than twenty ra'a."
the .ctter continued, "slm y packed nitn
him .mlty, t::. roofs cow -1 with men
nucl tomcn and many fi-nr under the
carh in a m.ist perilous position even for
A t'.ie cp of the steepest gr.t.le. ccm
Intf down the engineer K control the
cars mshed -.'own the long ..icll'io. throw
ing off hutii.,11 freight on both sides nu
finally i I'm.-ms Into an ao.tr
AUTO TRAYEL GETS
BIG LOCAL BOOST
Omaha Auto Club ii Awake and
Looking- After Possible Tourists
" " from the East-
LINCOLN HIGHWAY IS READY
"The Omaha Automobile club Is
taking active Interest In guiding
transcontinental and other traffic
over the Lincoln Highway; through
Omaha," said Harry LaWrlei secre
tary of the club. ,
"It Is doing a number of things
that will bring the traffic this way
and that will get people to stop off
here In Omaha, and It Is going to do
Mr. Lawrle showed two big boxes
full of blue signs with white letters.
He has received these from the San
FranclBCO exposition, to be placed on
the Lincoln Highway. Some are square
and others are about three feet long and
eight Inches wide tor posting on tence
All read "Ban Francisco Exposition, 19ir.,"
and have a long arrow lxlntlng the way.
We will have a large .lumber of slgne
made almllar to this, advertising Omaha,
and poettd on roads wltUn a rallus of
several hundred miles of tela city," said
Mr. Lawrle. "
Good Example of Eniptrr.
He also showed a letter which he re
ceived from the Empire Commercial as-
(Continued on Tage Four, Column Two )
Have More Money
Than Ever Before
(Krom a Staff Correspondent.!
LINCOLN. Neb., Mai-h S (Special Tel
egram.) The 76fi state banks of Ne
braska were at high Water mark, when
at the close of buMlnes. February 6,' there
iwas shown to be gene nil deposits total
ing IlOO.all 7M 61. I
Never In the history of the hanking
(board, according to Secretary Roy so,
have the1 banks had on the deposit side
that much money. ,
Other figure show. that the total num
ber of depositors was 32.727, and tliat the
Increase since October 31, last, In re
sources Is $G.0l7,Jfc.22, and the increase
In "deposits S7.SU.S2g.04. ,
The increase In loans uud discounts was
tKW,T28.86, and cash and due from banks,
Declare Will Not
That of O'Connor
HAtiTINUti. Neb, Msrch 6.-(.pe. ial .
Telegram.) Several Hastings bankers to- j
day testified In the O'Connor will raae j
that the purported will was not In the
handwriting of the HaMinas John O'Con-
This will is dated February 25. 1M7.
, ' Nine hund.vd people v-re u tlie train
Jiul only l( v.ere unh trt ' .Mote than
Vr) were ki.-d cntright Sonu o' the
V,-.(i,i In ' uv.tt committed' ul"M wlier.
thc were t:ld of tho, ac I nt ' to their
fn!" lies, and there have, sworn vn-
sure. All the railroad ii'ou w ere killed,
some there is none to suffer."
The letter was written by Mrs. John
llnwland. who. with her huifand and
IJiuls B. Frltts. wns eicaptng from Qua
dnlnjara, where they had been connected
with the board's mission station. They
were endeavoring to reach t'nllfornla, but
when they arrived t Matizonlllo theli
steamer had deported. They left tHiadftl
ajHra on the first train operated on tho
line Bfter the accident ocourred.
It Is believed by officials of the board
that they are now somewhere In northern
Mexico on their way to the United States.
Mrs. Howland Is well known to the ttoard
and her report Is regarded ea undoubtedly
STORM RENEWED IN
PART OF ITS AREA
Deep rail and High Winds Tie Up
Traffic and Make Trouble for '
Eveiybody. . . -
CLEARING WEATHER 'PROMISED
Forecast' for Omaha' and Ne
braska Generally fair Sunday,
with slight change In tempera
ture. ' ' ' , ' .
.While the snow storm that
been general over Nebraska, Kansas, ,
Wyoming, South Dakota and Iowa
since Tuesday has practically ceased!
in the southern and central " area,
. .. ., 1
through the-.northern portion of
this State aad the. squth half of South
Dakota and oyer In northern Iowa !
yesterday It had taken
a new hold
and was moving along eastward with
renewed energy,' ald the reporta j vSgUi a Turkish camp was destroyed,
coming to -the railroads. . -Tha allies sre now three niiies from
Reports. to railroad headquarters Chagak. v '
were to the effect that all over.tbei "Turkish ships sre reported to be as-
a-iaa semhllng ill Nngara."
storm, area there was a deelded I I)NIK)Ki Mar,. .The following an
break Friday afternoon and dur-1 nduncement concerning the operations of
Ing the early' evening It cleared of f . j the nritluh riot whi(7h Is attacking' the
These conditions' maintained until Hardanelles, in co-operation with French
. . , . . . , warships, was, .made tonight by the ad
after midnight, when somewhere In mrtUy'; , , , t '....
the wf-ern part of, Nebraska the storm
commen-jd again. Its southern limits be-
Ing al Jt 100 miles below the north line
oi Ihe state and extending up Into Bouth
Dakota about the same dlsUnce. It moved ,
east, accompanied by high winds and to-,
dsy continues general over the territory1
Indicated, having reached well over Into .
Mala Liar Tralas Mls. j
Main line, trains on the Northwestern
system extending Into Wyoming and
South Dakota Were bring run, but they
were far from being on schedule. Each
(Continued on Pago Two, Column Two.)
. Three Divisions on .
; PARl, Urh , H.jlgarla haa mob.
olised secretly three 'ull army divisions
In the neighborhood of Tinxjva, a coord -Ing
to a Helonlkl dtspatth to tha llavss
agency bused upon what 'Is said tn he
reliable authority. 'The same source Is
responsible for the statement that the
tfostendll division has been sent, to an
unknown destination. An unnamed of
ficer , high In the Huluarlun army
quoted as suylng: - , .
"These troops will lo useful In an ad
var.ee on Adrlanoplc."
Inspection Bill is
Reported, to House
(From a Htaff CV.i respondent.
UNCOLN. March . (Special Tla
grani.) House roll CT, the Anderson bill
to permit of the appointment of a com
missioner to Inspect all cars of stock and
Investigate all disputes between shippers
snl commission firms, wis reported f r
the general file toduy, after a hot debet.
I Tbe vote wss sixty-five yes to seventeeo
THIRD . OF STRAITS
' CLEARED OF MINES
Sweepers, Work Under Protection of
Allied Warships. Which Keep
Up Steady Fire on Forts.
PAfllS. March 6. The Dardanelles
now has ben cleared of mines aa far
as C'hanak-Kales! ; about a third of
the distance. through the straits, says
o Athen dispatch to the Petit Pari
sien, dated March 3. The mine
workers are working under the pro
tection of the allied warsblps. which
are keeping tip a steady bombard
ment of the forta on the European
. Hhell Forta from Kama.
An official communication from the
ministry of marine says:
"At the Dardanelles during the dsy.pf
March . three cruisers stationed In the
gulf cf Raros bombarded by Indirect fire
across live .Oslllpoll ; peninsula the Turk
l.l. forts.at Mllduahr. wl.U.h guard the ; iMon to giving the position of the
European roast f Jlhe narrow strslt be- j r . i',',-ii ' ' , i. t ..
twoe,, that point Vd CUanak. i U. toura.,ne' K that the
. '-Titr fire -was .directed and rectified. hcj,"tm"'" Rotterdana, 8waomore, Cor-
four .vapscis ataiioned at the entrance to
The results of the bom.
bardment. were very aaiisfactory. ,
forts exploded. None of the vessels was
"tMiring tho day of March S. three ves-.j
aela of tho allied fleet bombarded, from
ia givnl distance the fort it Tih(' Kt!,
I at the entranoe U th,e . gulf .of. Smyrna,
'which was seriously damsgfd and! unable
j tx msk reply.
I ' llavaa
T," I,aB" agenc) has received the fol-
IniHn. f m m , A n- .ln k .
,Th(l a,11(!d f)(rt t
thls morning, part ging to the gulf
or Haros. ;., - ;
"destroyers and dredgers continue the
destruction of mines, covered by battle-
"Movements of Turkish, arti'lleiy were
observed toward tirekii, Tia.ndeji, Hams
j an'1 Venicht ir. ...
"Light warshlpsi continued the bomberd-
m,nt nt Iha A 1 1 n , l.l. . I.
.Tether repo. hat e now been reeelvel j
from vft8 Adrolra, carden con.lng the!
, w mtlorii Mrch , ,nd iubsequent !
A , j
B(41on on th,.thlra
un, f p m when altholln th, th.r
... . . ... . , ...
(Continued on Page Two. Column Three.)
Roumanian War :'
Office Asks Credit
.... of Forty. Millions
.. . . :
PAftlg. March 6 -A bill opening a
credit of 200.000.000 leu .W,000,000) for mili
tary expenditures' has' been- Introduced In
tlie Chamber of Deputies by the govern
ment, says a dispstch to the Petit j
Parlslen from Its Bu roll a rent correspond
ent. . . ' ;.,. ' n, .
Another bill wss Introduced which
would call up the 1!US class of recruits,
extend for no yar 4he period ; of ' com
mand for generals who have reached tha
ge limit and modify the law governing
Dtseeco, former minister of public
i nslructlo,,-hss announced that he will
Interpellate the govennent, asking what
attitude it Intends to take now that th
j a t vi vsiuvimiirf m at ivmie, ana
ii noumania win ne consulted hy the
powers In the settlement of that ques
Signs Suffrage and
. Dry Resolutions
DEB -MOINK8. ' la.. March 1-The
woman suffrage- and -constitutional' pro
hibition amendments 'resolutions recently1
passed bj the Iowa legislative, wer
signed by Governor Clarke this after
noon. The latter amendment must have
the sanction of the next general assembly
before Its submission to the voters. Th
present eaaemMy has before It a bill to
permit a vote on the suffrage amendment
at in prltaarte next year.
; HVE SHIPS RUSH TO RESCUE
! Vessel Carries Eighty-Four Passen
gers and Nearly Five Thousand
Cases of Cartridges.
PASSENGERS' REPORTED SAFE
i m I.I.KTIX.
'PARIS. Mgrrh . A director of,
i the Compagnle Generals Trans-Atlan-
tlque said thin afternoon:
FrOni at Wlmlaia A lanalak t.
receiveri we are given to understand
.that fire broke out on the t,a Tou
, ralne at 6 o'clock this morning. Four
j ships , which , were within wlrelena'
range hare gone to Its assistance.1
Among them are the Arabic and the
,He added no word had been re
ceived concerning the ship with the
exception of this message. The di
rector stated that the fire "appttr-
ently Was serious,". .
"The Arabic and Rotterdam," he
said, "should now bef close to the La
Touratne. which Is S00' miles from
I I nvmAa a ' a
. w.iwn, .oiaron o.-A message
.from Queenstown' says that the fire
on La Touralne Is "fierce." Other-,
wise this message Is a repetition of
the one received by Lloyda from the
wireless station at Valencia, Ireland.1
LONDON, March" . The steam
ship La Touralne Is afire at latitude
43.06'north and longitude 20.14
west, according to a wireless message
received here. Five steamers have
gone to the assistance of the La
Touralne, the message' said.
, ,The message telling .of the fire was'
received by Llpyds from the wireless
station at Valontla. Ireland. In ad.
i ntsnmnn, Arabic and others
going to Its assistance.
M.4. RlUHTY-FOtn rASSK-VURRS
, . Md -f'aaofc r (artrld
i NEW YfiRsr Vtkrk- -a. vuZ ' '
TORK. Msrrh- H:.Wh,i f .
Touralne salted away frchl thla port last
Saturday tt hall about etahtr-toirr-paav
sengeis of Sshbfn thlrty-elgrht were In the
first 'cabin, the remaining forty-six being
in the steeragu. The vessel was one of
stx big liners to lesve fhls port the same
day,, the .ssjllngg being the heaviest re
corded for some time.
At the, local offices .of". the French line
It waa( sad, this morning that no infor-
motion regarding- the .Touralne had been
received. Maritime circles, , however, re-,
clved word from , abroad that , all the!
passengers and crew were safe, but this
Information was not confirmed her. .
On board the Touralne were' 4.MH eases
of cartridges intended for use la the 1
Buropeon' war. The first cabin passenger,
Hat follows: , . . .
A uguite Ooulet. Montreal. , ' .
Oastrm Ievy, New Vork. 1
B. rainberg, Brooklyn. - "
Dr. J. c. Wallaer, New'Tork.
Mrs. J. C. WrJser, New York.
Miss Cectle Wettarh, flalnbrldge. lias.
IxmiIs Oautrand. Poughkeepele, NTT. '
Mrs. Agnes C'ralb, Havana. -
Miss Helen Cralb. Haven.
Jules Blinon Treault, MuntreaL '
;l(alph HlmpsorL'New Haven.
Edmond Frasei. Montreal.
.ltanolt Delpueoh, New York.
ICusene Moset, dun Francisco.'.
Joarph L. Maurer. New York.
Kmll Pare. Net York.
Mrs. Alice O. I Andrews,-Boston. i
Master Ralph Andrews.. Boston.
Francois Itepiisseau, New York.
Wood Foedlck. New York.
Roteft AJphonse. New. Yerk.
Raymond Rolf Hwnboda. New York. .
Paul Fagust. general aerent French line.
New York. "
; Also -the following - physicians' and'
nurses, bound from the French hospital
In- New York City to th American am
bulant in Pari:-
Ih-.'Jofin S.'IrvMn. ' ." '
. Dr. W, J. Brad dock. , . .
Dr. A. O. Jimines.
Misses Florence Gordon. Eugenia - H.
Lyons, Mollis McOrath, Dorothy O'Cotv-'
nik. Vk-toria Francfort. Cathlyn O'Han-
(Continued on Page Four, Column Three.) .
Ryndam Chief Sees -Merchant
Ship Sink ;
After Torpedo's Shot
NEW YORK. March- .-The attack of
a German submarine. - silent, unheralded
and unexoet tad upon' a big merchant '.
! .hi,, ih.i ri.w n. . wiin..u
i ernn, ,k. ma.. ,.r . ,. n,,,v.i. it
Ryndam in the North ea about thirty'
miles from the PHI ish coast, according
to Captain Van Den Huevel of thai
(Ryndam. which reached here, today from
Rotterdam. The attack occurred Feb-
ruary S4 and the'atrtcken vessel wss
slowly- seMUng -V the bottom as the'
Ryndam steamed away.
"We heard a muffled explosion." said
the RyndamV captain, '''and when we,
looked a great white cloud of steam and !
smoke was rising from the ship. It had
been struck ainldshlp. - . ,
We stopped immediately and prepared'
to lower our lifeboats. As they swung
oilt'we ssw th merchantman lower Ha
own boats and some. ofs Its .crew go over
"Then cam the vessel's' wireless oate
for help.. Ten minutes, or thereabouts, a'
British destroyer steamed up aad began
search for the submarine. Th destroyer
signalled that no assistance was needed
and advised us to proceed oa ear way
cautiously. Thia we 4I4V , -
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