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VOL. XUVXO. :.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MAUCli s, 1M5.
On Trains and at
total Hews Stands.
SIXOLK COPY TWO CENTS.
LA MAINE FIRE
ON WAY TO PORT
Blue is Confined to One of Com-
partments of Hold and the
Vessel is Proceeding
ROTTERDAM ACTS AS ESCORT
Tire Mastered, Passengers and Crew
All Right and Steamer Moves
by Own Power.
WILL REACH HAVRE TONIGHT
PARIS, March 7. The fire aboard
the steamer La Touraine has been
mastered, and alt aboard are safe ac
cording; to announcement by the
Conipagnle Generale Transatlanttque
at noon today. The fire is confined
in one of the compartments of the
hold. La Touraine proceeding to.
Havre under its own steam, and
escorted by the steamship Rotterdam
and is expected to arrive there to
Karortrd by Rotterdam.
LONDON, March 7. The French
line steamer La Touraine is being es
corted to port by the Rotterdam,
which has been standing by to give
whatever aid was needed, and no
further assistance Is required, accord
ing to a wireless dispatch to Lloyds
at Queenstown. The message gave
no details, and did not state what
port La Touraine would make with
Man Arrested by Own
Dn l'n Tntn QC! Prank
ra-in-iiaw db n aiiis.
Grigware Has Alibi
DOVER. Me.. tareh
The release !
within foriy-eight hours of Hlbbard R.
Steeves of TarKman, arresiea ai me in
stance of his father-in-law, on suspicion
that he was Frank Grig-ware, a life con
vict who escaped from the federal peni
tentiary at Ieavenworth, Kan., on April
21, 1910. was predicted today by county
officials. Sheriff Charles H. Norton said
that comparisons of Steeves' finger ,
rtlnta with those of Grig-ware have con
vinced him that the man under detention
Is not the Leavenworth fugitive.
A record of Steeves' services ln the
army received today from the War de
partment at Washington corroborated
hla atatementa regarding hia wheraabouta
during 1909 and 1910.
A telegram giving the results of the
local examination and asking for further
Instructions was sent to the warden of
the havenworth prison.
Grlgwaie wae one of the men taking j business has tended to depreciate rail
part In the Lane Cutoff train robbery ' road credit rather than lack of revenue?"
In 1910. ! asked Luther Walker, representing the
meat packers, who are opposing the pro-
AUII16nt KlllS Self, P"Thatatl"'not true." replied Mr. Lusk.
fXf.4-nn MiTlriYi ! Mv bellef thttt the ra"road hnvc not
YYrltGS LO lVllllOI j painted the situation bad enough. They
1 have been afraid to hurt their credit.
They have not been candid enough.
"I am quitting tonight; I want to say ,r hat.g wny t gay ,et get together and
goodbye to you,' said Harry a. Aumeni
of New York, former manager oi me
Vnlted Typewriter and Supplies company
In Omaha, in a letter received by V. W.
Miller of the Remington Typewriter com
pany, an old friend, several days ago.
Thinking that the statement read
strangely, Mr. Miller wrote to New York
for Information concerning Mr. Aument
nnd from a reply received yesterday
learned that'Mr. Aument committed sui
cide the same night he wrote the letter.
Mr. Aument shot himself on a ferryboat
between New York and Jersey City and
leaped into the water. Ill health was
said to have been the cause. Until re
cently he had been sales manager In
South America for the Royal Typewriter
WOULD MAKE MILITIA
MOM TON, Mass, March 7. State Ad
jutant General Charlea S. Cola In his an
nual report, made public tontght. recom
mended that militia service be made com
pulsory and that the federal government
instead of the states should raise and
equip the troopa.
'"It is conceded by all persons," said
the report, "that the nation is tn a state
of unpreparedness in case of an attack
by a first, or even a second-class, power.
A federalized militia would be the proper
system and would provide an efficient
rmy of cttlien soldiers."
Tfmptritirt at Omaha Yesterday.
" rtlT Local Record.
Hlgheat yeaterday M M1& ?,
l ow eat yeaterday U 26 M Zl
Mean temperature U a2 & ?
i'i!lpttaUoD t T .00 .ti
Temperature and preclplUtlon depar
tui'es froo the normal:
Normal temperature i
Iieflcteney for the day '" i
Total deficiency March 1 n
Normal precipitation 04 Inch
Meficlenry for the day 4 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.... 1 D7 Inches
Eaceaa since March 1 1.30 Inches
lieftciency for cor. period, !I4. .27 Inch
lieflcieney for cor. period. 113. .27 Inch
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
U A. WU. Local Foiecast.r.
ii i i Hours.
1 p. m..'
WITH THE WAR ON THE EAST FRONT--Germans loading; cavalry at Lodz, prepara
tory to their advance on Warsaw.
aVr 4 H ryaC5l
Frisco Receiver Declares State Com
missions Have Been Reducing
Rates as Punishment.
CHICAGO, March 7. James W.
Lusk, one of the receivers of the St.
Louis & San Francisco railroad,
testified today in the Interstate Com-
merce commission's hearing of the
I application of forty-one western rail
i roads for increased freight rates. He
sald that one reason why railroads
were not earnlng BUfIlcient,y waB be.
cause varloua state commissions had
reduced their rates" as punirtment.
"The ra Iroads of the X ntted State are
under the weather." said Mr. Ivisk. "It
Is a fact you can't Ret away from. You
may attribute It to the Kuropean war,
the Mexican war. to polltirB or what you
will, tha fact remains they are under thi
weather. They say certain roads have
been looted and the state commissions
have reduced rites as punishment. But
who does this luut? You never hear of
any looters beins hurt, you ne-er see any
looters going to jail.
"The Innocent ones are hurt, the em
ployes are laid off and the stockholders
fail to get dividends. Government control
of railroads has come to stay, and the
only way they can prosper or even live
la for the railroad officials and govern
ment officials to deal frankly with one
another. You should not attempt to
strangle the roads."
"Isn't it a fact that the continued talk
bv railroad officials about depression in
lv? tne roRds a fatr deal."
Mr. Lusk said his own road had de
faulted on $143,70ft,00 worth of bonds, but
bad met obligations on 92oOO,000 worth
of bonds. On February 1, lait. he said,
the total cash on hand was $27,000.
Karnloga of Road.
The earnings of the road amounted to
1.7 per cent on a valuation of $j0,000 a
mile of the 5,000 miles, he said, and with
that Income it was not possible for the
road to make such, ' flnprovements as
seemed necessary for the public welfare.
L. K. Wettllng of Lincoln. Neb., statis
tician for the railroads, submitted tables
purporting to show that while more
money was steadily put into the roads
in tho last seven years, their earning
power at the present freight rates was
On a 7 per eent basis, said tho witness,
the roads were earning only on Si.TKl.ooo,
000, leaving an Investment of ,317.0oO.OO
upon which there was no income what-
i ever. Two seta of tables were introduced,
one showing the income and outgo of the
reads for the seven years prior to 190S,
and the other showing the income and
outgo for the latter seven years; the com
parison, the witness aaid, showed the po
sition of the roads to be less favorable.
now than they formerly
Goethals Will Leave
Isthmus Within Year
PAN'AMA. Man 7. Major General G.
W. Goethals. governor of the Panama
canal zone. In a speech tonight at the
annual banauet of the Society of the
Chagres. announced hia probable retire
ment ss governor within a year. He said
that he had requested that he be retired
in favor of a younger man and that hla
request undoubtedly would be granted.
ATTEMPT TO ARREST MAN
IS FATAL TO POLICEMEN
WILMINGTON, Pel., March 7.-In a
running fight with a man whom they at
tempted to arrest on suspicion that he
waa bank robber. Frank Tlerney, a po
liceman, was killed, and another police
man was mortally wounded and two
others Injured severely here today. The
officers had pursued the man several
blocks when he took refuge In s barn
and met his pursuers with a fusilade of
bullets. The desperado, with a com
panion, was arrested. He gave his name
as Frank Melba, his age as S3 snd said
he was from Baltimore.
Tierney died In a hospital a few min
utes after the shooting- Horace Mclian
nell, another policeman, was so severely
sounded that his death was expected mo
Move to Maryland
T. p. Mct'hernon and wife and dnuarh
te:, MI'iips Louise and Margaret Mo
Phrron. have made plana to remow to
i an old family eotatn near Frederick, Md
! it was nnnouni-od yesterday.
! Thrlr decision will remove from Omaha
i one of Its most prominent families. Mr.
5,1 P1 Frsun we" known in business and
. ,iici i in i i in iro. ."in i-imiic .in. I iifrmin
r, especially prominent In charitable
work while Miss MiirKaret McPheraon'n
dratr.atlo and miisical work has been
WEEK OPENS TODAY
Wholesalers and Manufacturers All
Prepftred to Enttain Their
EXPECT LARGE ATTENDANCE
Merchants' Market Week opens today.
Wholesalers and manufacturers In
Omaha ssy. thev never had so msny
favornble replies to the invitations sent
out as they have had this year, and that
they therefore look for the largest at
tendance the merchants' market week
has ever seen In Omsha.
All the wholesale and manufacturers
are preparing to take care of these
crowds when they come. They win be
willing to show Jhenv their stocks f J
goods at any hour of the day when the
merchants can break away from the
elaborate entertainments long enough o
go down In the wholesale district and do
a little' shopping.
There will be entertainment for tha
visitors every evening.
Tonight Is to bo educational night. A
real professor Is to talk to tho visitors
at the Commercial club rooms on "Sales
manship." "What, does a professor know about
salesmanship?" someone has asked. Well,
do not somo professors know enough to
sell their knowledge for 10,000 a "year.
That would be enough to prove they
are salesmen even If Prof. Paul H.
Neystrom of the University of Minnesota
were not nlso a practical nun of business.
For while ho Is a professor who can talk
principles of economics until the last word
is said, ho has also a fund of practical
business Information and pointers on
salesmanship, that has at times made tho
keenest of salesmen lt right up at
Shot by Owner of
Awakening early Sunday morning to
find a negro bending over her bed, Nellie
Flood, chambermalr at the Victoria hotel,
i:!08 Dodge street, screamed for help and
Herman Ferer, proprietor, heard her cry
and dashed to the room, where at the
point of a revolver he forced the man
down the stairs to the office.
The negro, proceeding before Ferer,
stooped quickly at the loot of the stair- J
way and picked up a heavy cuspidor, but j
-. - ,, aAB iirq ui mt impro
vised weapon Ferer fired three shots. One
struck the negro In the back below the
wulst while another passed through his
The police were summoned aaeY-K .
Charles W. Howell, the night clerk, an-
Miss Flood brought to police headquar-'
lers. xne wounoea man, whom the police
recognised as William Walker, alias
"Flshhouae," waa ordered removed to St.
Joseph's hospital by Ir. J. A. TamUiea.
His condition is critical.
Ferer waa registered at police headquar
ters with- "shooting with Intent to kill,"
while his companions wera booked as
state witnesses. All were released on
Walker, or "Fiahhouse," Is well known
to the police, and, according to them, has
served time In. tha county JaJI.
OVER HALF MILLION IN
HOSPITALS OF FRANCE
OTCCE8TER, Mass., Mere T. A let
ter received here today from A. P. Piatt
Andrew, former secretary of the treasury,
who Is doing hospital and ambulance
work at Dunkirk, France, says that thera
are now AOO.OOO wounded la the hospitals
In that country.
Maa Fuaad Dead at Pacific Jaartloa
GLEN WOOD, la., March 7. (Special )
Martins Bavoyja. a Mexican extra la
borer, was found dead In the railroad
yards at Pacific Junction at 3 o'clock
yesterday morning. Savoyja was VI years
old, and had been employed at Pacific
J Junction about three months.
.2b d- I
-tii . vtyf
DUAL CROWN HOSTS
ABU TM CHIT V TPUT ,,RR ,lp,are, OP' ilri"K ,n' '""always has been foremost In his ph.n of
AACi 111 FULL r LIU 111 !few days that massocres would take ; campalsn.
j place in Turkey if dreece broke with j ''"mm ill accounts ieeiv.d imin Petro-
. . ,, ., ... ifii..t il. n ,a''. whleh at present Is the only soiiree
Army of Archduke Joseph Fleeing ,h ror,'' wnl,e 1 0,lnt M,r,,arh' ,ejof information, th. Au-trhms hnve ...r
n.r t.. t. fir,. .ml ! German minister. informed the fprP(, , VPry wve1(, dfrnt , ,rt,torn
Before Russ, Leaving; Guns and i dlpIomaUc o,,,, ,, Austria and oaiteia and now a.e m f,.u retreat to
Baggage Behind Them. 1 Germany would Immediately declare the Carpathian mountains.
I ,, ,,, ;,.,, In the mountains to the westward, the
TtPTTaTfn nN CATTCTAW ;flTT W" " G J . T. ' "",,- - tlnuous and
DEFEATED ON GALICIAN SOIL 1U0Vpd af,ainH, Turkey." j intense for weeks, still is m progress.
! Aeclnlmeil b- I'rowds. .The two smiles are contending desper-
(CopyrUht. 191T., by Press Publitliing t'o.) , Thp Mh correspondent of llavaa ately for the ildges. The losses In these
liONDON, March 7. ( Special nBonry ln ft dispatch dated Saturday, battles are declared to have been as
Cablegram to New York World andH,ys: ' serious as sny In the war. but ne ther
B-o ) A dispatch to the!
Daily Xews from Petrosrad. dated
"Archduke Joseph's army Is now in
full flight through the woody conn-. This manifestation was lmei pieiaieu .ullt apparently without making Hnv lin
trv between the Dniester and Truth, having the affect of the accord of t'"" preHSli.ns on the Austrian defenses, which
..j k l!,,uUon ormv which
occupied Ptanislau on Thursday, i ne
Austrian have been forced to dls- j
card many guns and bagBaRe trains. ;
. i. ik. uovw
leaving them atuek on the neayj
"On the other extremity the Austrian
armv has been driven frm Nntitornn In .
lal ICia. 11 IS parity monni mm
persed. Au-trinn effortH from the mid-
Carpathian passes to clenr the first part
of the road toward Prezemysl, which
were maintained furiously In the esrly
part if the week, bsve now been nbnn
doned tn despair.
"The Russian northern aimy has lie
gun a series ct determined flglits, es
peolally across the western section be
tween Mlawa'and 'the Vistula
hundred prisoners with light
onera wild nam a ri uiei yr
ptured st loionko. where an
made to hold the Mlawa
have been es
railway for th" Oermara.
"The Husslnn middle army from Vrt-:
asnysa has now a great quantity of tin- )
da mated goods and ammunition, captured '
from the flertr.ana, Including twelve field .
and twenty-nine machine gurs, besides
aeroplanes anu nunarciiw or
"The Germans a re now surrendering In
large numbers. Prisoners f ay t) st the
Infantry companies, which three weeks
atco numbered ilft men, now number about
a BUIH nl .- Al...... . , M
ouuui a .junritM u men
still In the ranks are suffeHrg frrm en-
Parallel the Border.
"Ilavl.ig abandoned tie offense along
the northern front the Germans now ;
are sneking merely to fortify the Russian
territory taken In the advance frr.m Raat
Prussia and establish a defensive Una.
Thi. line roughly parallels tha border,
extendlna' rmm s mnn tn Hr, i ,,-n.. .
towo. alont; the Bobr river and on to f ma'1" exlI,"lv, Preparations to defend all
Mlawa, approaches to Constantinople. Should the
"Tho Ruarfana apparently have mov rlo"er lo ,he eW- "
able, however, lo Interfere seriously with ,r"'l,rall' ccrtaln ""' K"verninent
this plan by the advance of tho Tenth , J""lirt,n"n, wl11 "'ov". h"t iM w'
army, which tha Germans asserted was ' no w,y "f,ert ,ho ln'ntl" of ,ho
virtually destroyed aa a reault of tha!tary to make very resistance against
Oermaji vlotory In Kaat Prussia. The auc- I the Jnva,le' -
oesses of the Tonth army tn the Loins I RcPrta of a contemplated evacuation
district threaten to compel the with- Constantinople are not mentioned in
drawal of tha Germana from Giodno ori"ny ,ff'olBl dispatches which are given
Imperil maintenance of their cominuntea- ' over toT ,h most part to a description
tlons between these two portions of the ' of tne elaborate measures of defense.
German forces In the north."
Five Million Raise in
Discounts and Loans I
By Federal Reserve!
WASHINGTON M.h e.i
discounts by Federal Ma.ru uBi,. . -'
the last wt,ek lner.H ... .e,,
. I lw .i, ...,. . ' . 77"
dellnll ,MUe(J , . b "
c,lfvn 5 !ard Th. 1,.1
sho,0 , f ' I
Go.d nHn .rwi :
Vt.,Jb,iM. f-gaJ tender notes, ' ilver '
T..i V.7n72.ru .'""ry COJn- S23.2V3.WI0.
loa'aa": rC'SS wi1hlnddUr;y'Hlda",
$S,!i,(i'. Maturiliea wllhln sixty days'
7i oJn i-0tVBr' ','8,.i9 Tol"-
I7,ll,000. All other resource liLiM Oia.'
Tlllttl NISAIIM. lla, H'S ' .vw.
f , . , .. . w,.J.ii,vw. i
miiist-.; capital pnM n M C(00ft
sTwea20l2 f'rculatlon (net liability" i
s.f.000. Total llabiliilea. 3.iO,JS7,oi. oold
' --j. " mj , 1 riicri I r
ii i.iiJl, ami reaerve against " -" '
liabilities after setting aside to pr cent ' younger patient
cent. v rileeember and sin
OMAHA MUNICIPAL COURT
BILL MOVED ON NOTCH
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
I.JM.OLN. March 7 iS'rwi.i iti, i
senste committee of ths whole thl, morn. I PET HOG RAD, March 1-fVla London .)
Ing recommended for passage house rolljThe following official communication was
No. M. which gives Omaha a municipal '"sued th's evening:
eourt. Tha Douglas county delegation I "The garrison at Preacmyel no longer
was solidly behind the bill. ,la attempting sorties. 1 ut the feata...
Dodge explained that It had the backlnir
of the Omaha Bar association and waa
almea at the present Justice court system,
which, he said, was fairly scandalous at
i; TURKS THREATEN
GREEKS KEEP OUT
Porte's Minister Says There Will
Be Butcheries it Athens Gov
ernment Breaks with
KING ACCETIS RESIGNATION
Constantine Rcqvets Premier to
; Form a Nc.v Ministry After
CONSULTATION IS ASKED FOR
I'AIUS. Manh .. --A dispatch t
the HavHH ugency from Athens says:
"KlnR Constuntlne hits accepted
I the resignation of Premier Venl.elos
and his, cabinet, and lias renm'siiMi
iM. 7-almis. Roernor of the National
i bank to form a ministry. M. Zalmls
asked the kinc to give him until to-
mnrrow io consult i i"1" ' ' '"-'
Thrrnt f Turks.
Hie iuirimi iii.....o
"This morning when the King, accom-
i nuihn.il nl lime a Te Peum on the e
j of taklnB nr janla was celebrated, thev
. ,. ,VPir Hcrlulmed by the crowds.
I " - r r
i I ... itutrlB In I 111 resnect savs:
,.TllP ,irf.vi I)(.0pi. who hae a real
ndoratlon for their king, hnve no doubt
be win safeguard the rights of uc nation
and will lead them to the way of vie
j -Sallh Hey, the Turkish minister,
i visited Premier Venlselos this afternoon. .
;rrek Hhluet la Out.
wiiim:tmM March 7 -The renlana-
Uon'llf (jrcek cabinet under Premier
. ..,.,.,,!. ...,! toKn g Constantine
yesterday was accepted. The Itreekj
i legation bete was so
No comment on the announcement was
made at the legation. News dispatches
' ' have Indicated that the resignation wsj'vl tin- Aigonnu regions. The (iermaus
due to the cablpet a dissent from tne,
crown' policy- of continued neutrality.
i w -l
For Fall of Turkish
Capital; Asks U.S. Aid
WASIilNllTCN. March 7. Germany
! )B(I gcj the Cnlted .tHtes to rare for
its diplomatic Interests in Constantinople
fcltnulil Hia alllml rm-i'M neelllw tha cunU
j (gl of Turkey.
Ambassador Mcrgenthau has beju rli-
i slructed to bhsuiiic tiiat duty when I lie)
.,,. , .,,,,. , t.,i,. i... t,i.
,.,., ,.,.-,., i.-ui.h..i,i,.
the newly selected temporary capital for
; the porte. The minister Is arranging to
I place the German legation In charge of
! the American unibassador.
I There Is every Indication from the of
j flclal dispatches received here both at the
j 1 u ",Hn "asnmgton
F1'. prnii'rni iiibi irit? vili'lllttll luii ra imvr
Of Kansas City Is
KANSAS CITY. Mo, March 7.-f Special
elegram.) A change for the worse oe-
curred on Friday in the condition
Colonel William R. Nelson, editor of the
Kansas City Star, and his condition I
critical. His son-in-law and daughter.
and Mrs. W. n. Klrkwood. who were
San Antonio, Tex., were advised of
toe raci ny telegram and arrived tn Kao-
" City by special train after a record
' run tonight.
i Th"- h"d '"'
I1" rondHlon of the veteran newspaper
I publlaher during the day. It w.a said at
i N'"" rallied only slightly after the at-
iti bb on r naajr,
The fai t that Colonel Nelson .
yea" old a" r'f'r
ltl1 n statement
referred to In connection
t that any re la Due.
be regarded as more
I" ",a" e in ine ccse of a
as been 111 ainee last
jleeembsr and since that time he haa
jbeen confined to his home. The newa of
I hia illness was not made public until a
month ago, however.
ONLY ONE MAN HIT WHEN
THOUSAND SHELLS FIRED
artillery la developing gieat activity and
firing an enormous quantity of heavy
shells. The fire, however. Is quite harm
leai. A thousand heavy shells from the
turtrsss have only wounded ens man.
FLEE BEFORE SLAYS
Suffer Severe Defeat in Eastern
Galicia and Are Now in Full Re
treat Toward Carpathians.
FURIOUS BATTLE FOR RIDGES
L().I0. March 7. llavlnR, as
TotroRrad claims, surressfully conn-!
tored the Austro-(ierman attempts
to outflank him in eimtprn Onllctai
Hiid from ICast Prussia, Crand Duke,
Nicholas, the Russian commander-in-
chief is said to be thrusting aKain nt
the center of the Teutonic allies In
, in Iiiivf KflliU'il ii little nioun.1 on the
n,.llTn Bn1 ,;,iwk ,4-Yeafrdoy the
SKI.-rnli-wlrn aiul loMnv 'oiiih nnx llto
. tN :,si m
M :isrn ItiK iniilc imrthil nltPi-h puI or
Where 4rtnlra l.tiikril.
Tills is abmit the point T hete the Uer
mn and AukIi Iuu unnlin lire llnUe.l and
nlt).rrjiHrtil thr.ist her,. .mld. uceord-
' it.. ..iiiu.. ...... ...i - .....
'ernl retlrrmetit In eentral Poland and en-
'fthle tllf ItllNltin u.iiri'killNitiiiii t.i fa,.
mime hl nrfenxlv.. .unliist IT. .,. lit.. I,
j n" lomeoeu more Hum a rew yards
of Hie rocky slopes nt a I line.
j ttark tluni Mlver.
I The Hiisslan also have been attscklnv
jalcnit the luinnlec. In western Uallcin,
nrr sirong on una ruer
In northern Poland the Kunnans ate
"till striving uard M drive the Uermans
ha k to Ivist Prussia and prevent them i
from entrenching in Itiivslnn territory
ss they have done xouth of the lower Vis-
uia, II ts said at some points this
dilve la meeting with considerable sue
es ii nil thtit st pliers the Cermnns ac
tually art. on their frontier; but at other
IHtlllts the (Inrnior. ... .1.,,.! . .....I . I. ......
! stl. cm-del In ehe( king the Impcluons Hus-
A little more liveliness Is evident uhmg
the western front where the French eOn-
I tllltin tliell' nttnr ( aomltit IK-
and whcie, according to Paris, the French
; have iimdu urogicrs in the Champagne
'. i.oexer. ,ieiive:-eU some sharp
couuler ntiiickii which !,.- u-riin -, I
cajs have leen a;iccefiil.
j To Rrina- Miont Battle.
I On the whole these taet'cs seemingly
jhave n..t succeeded in rmttcrisiiy ehsng-
j in the p,,Hltns of the two armle.. If
Champagne reulon wllh h ..,n.
tbeinsc es, mlllt.iry observers hellei It
will doulitlcna bring about a blir ha.llle.
such a similar advance did at Sols-'
suns, or a readjustment of the German
front in this region.
As tue allied fleet slowly progresses in
Its attack on the Iurdanelles the effect
is o, ., reflected in the grain markets
of Kngland where prices steadily are
f""'nK In some markets today wheat
nrnppeo: itrty shillings a quarter, but the
price averaged from 12 to jo shillings
A Turkish official Htuteiueut refers to
"yesterday's (Friday! ra'lure," in re
rortlng the situation snil Djavld Hey,
the Turklnh minister of finance, who is
In Rerlln. stated that up to Saturday
the attack by the allied fleet had met
with no success. He mined that Turkey
hsd 250,(100 troopa on the Gallipoll penln-
Contlnae Taelr Attacks
Cruisers from the alilej fleet are con-
a , f "cka along the roast of
aniior irom uesisa lo hin rna, and
Vice Admiral Sir Richard Pel, has
brought up his Kaat India fleet and un -
dertahen the Iwuibardme nt of tha fortl-
. r.,,,,il. Ml l-myrna.
In the west the French cttim to have
Inflicted a serious check upon the Ger
mana lu the north of Arras, In the reg-
lon of .Notre Panic. Ie loretta
In Champagne northwest of ticause-i
juu,, a merman counter attack has beeu
ii-puiBci. inn rrencn war office claims
progress made by the alllea In
osges at the llartamanns-Wetlrr-
kol,f' ,xi'ns vr yards of German
Th official statement from tha
German general staff ittMirts the. ea.n.
ture of sn Kngllsh IreiiL-h south rif Vpres
on March . In the Champagn ldlstrlet
the French continued the'r attaslca near
Perthes and l.e Mesnil, but were re
pulsed. The Germana mode a couuter at
tack and occupied the small wood north
of Perth, and the Plro trench of the
French position near l Mesnil.
Kllutherioa Veniseloa, the Grecian pre
mier, anounced In the Chamber of lie,.
putlcs Sunday that aa the king did not
approve of the policy of tho government
I the rablnet had tendered Its reslgimtlon,
!ccoraiti to i dltUKtcli from Athfiii-. An
earlier d.spatch ha. the statement that
it ... ii,. i . . ,,
It waa the general ri ilniun that If the
.., , . . , . ul"
crown council decided to rema n neutral
i w. ... ,, 11
In the war the cabinet would res an.
inOUSanQS Wait IO
Step on English Soilfe1"
LONPON', Manh 7. A dispatch to -cation that he must consider it Imprac
Reuter's Telegram company from Flush- jticable to undertake hla mission to Amcr
lng. Holland, says an easier feeling with I
regard to the German submarine blockade j SNOW SO DEEP DERAILED
uJ'i "l"" i CARS DP N'T flVFRTIIRM
w , inooiie)ri mr I v i t" u ,
England by the liners of the Keelsnd
company will be considerably extend, d
At present, the. HiitUh autlioritles permit
only passengers to leave England dally.
The rush of passangers In Flushing
bound for England is enormous. Thou
sands are awaiting accommodation. All
available cabins have been booked up to
CRUMBLE IN FIRE
OF ENGLISH GUNS
Two Positions on European Side
Damaged and Magazine of Third
Blown Up by Cannon of
DEFENSES STRONGEST OF ALL
j British Suffer Nineteen Killed,
Twenty-Five Wounded and
Three Missing. 1
SMYRNA FORTS ARE SHELLED
The Day'o War New
IttTKHKMT I Kl.l r t
ililrri Inrurl) between the opera
tions In Ihr rsnlrrs thriller, whfre
flalillnw of a more nr lesa rlolent
nmnrp la prnoeedlna- throaahnnt
I hp lerrllorj from orlhern Rns.
sin ii Pnlnnil to I he C arpathians
and the boiiibnrdinrnf of the Dar
Innrllea alrnnaholila by the allied
fleel, which hna met wllh further
successes, aecnrdlna; tn the British
admiral!). The enaaaremenla In
France and Itelalam are character
ised Itr flwhllna of a Hvctr natare,
hat no vital announcement la
forthcoming from that aertlon.
Htl! IMfWSn the offensive
In moat of the operations In the
area eastern territory. la the es
trciue north they are still ban
melnsr away! with the Idea of
drlvlna; the (iermana bark tn F.nst
Prnnala, and the latest Petrowrnd
official statement claims that tho
llnaalans have forced the Germana
hsrk aoincwhat at "Imnn anil In
the district of l.rlpnany,
PK.TIIOKH l DIIMT IIK4 any that
the tustrlana under Archduke Jo
seph have suffered defeat In F.ast
rrn tiallcla and are now In fall
fllaht toward the f arpathlann.
HIMNI KIV which occnpled
Silanlalnu Thursdny la pursuing the
drfenttfd forrra, It Is said. Vigor
ous riuhllnw contlnuca la the Car
pathians. Ill 1.1. KT IX.
CONSTANTINOPLE (Via Lon
don), March 7. Bombardment of
for,S on ,he Smyrna coast by ait
allied fleet Saturday was without
result according to an official Turk
ish communication Issued today
I wnlf'1 sy:
I "Two enemy warships bombarded
j forts on the Smyrna coast for three
I rmtira veKterdnv wltbm.l ,o.,,ll
f clock, one French and
three Drltlsh warships accompanied
! five large mine sweeps again
bombarded Kmyrna forta for an hour
and half Seven Bnellg flred by our
"",lT7"rD wm nipi.iia uuu
had been first to open
mine sweeper wag sunk.
-in, . i . a
i uur casualties siiuiu ioaay, iotir
killed and seven wounded.
"The enemy's fleet undertook no
serious action against the Dar-
j danelles either yesterday or today."
I.ONDON, March .-The Hrltlsh battle
ships Queen Kllaabeth and Prince Georgn
and the battle cruiser Inflexible, with,
their eight fifteen-Inch gun and an ven
doxen twelve-Inch guns, opened an attacks
yesterday on the principal forts on tho
European side of the narrows ln tho
Two of the forts were damaged and tha
magaili,e of a third was blown up. '
PARIS, Manh 7. Vli Ixndon.)-Tha
bombardment of the Daidnelles fortifi
cations continued Saturday by the allied
fleet, according to an official statement
this evening. The communication
1 Tlle Hritlah battleship QU
beth. posted In the Uulf of P
Ra r.ia linm
;barded by Indirect fire two big-'works
nn ,l,a Alalt, altt alli7l,l of Chinill
,nd defending the stralshts (Forts Haiul-
dleh and llamldieh Suitanleh).
"At the aame time cruisers instdo the
I lrtla rwdlea rnnt lmlil mrM-t fir airulnur
the work. .,f li.ril.n.i. nn n,. A.iuii,,
,lde. and Souain lere, on the European
Vienna and Columbia
Professors Will Not .
Exchange This Year
VIENNA (via London. March 7. The
I'niveially of Vienna announced today
that the arrangements for the exchanga
of lecturers with Columbia university.
New York, would not be carried Into ef
fect this year. The arrangement pro
vided for an exchange between Prof.
Eugene (Jberhummer of Vienna and Dean
I John M. Burgess of Columbia.
Prof. Oherhummer, who is president of
j the Imperinl (leographlcul society of
' f, " ,u ,"""'-"'""
'the university a persoiiu! explanstlon of
, t, ... . ,
Hi wish to forexo his trtr to America.
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He said the original arrangements for tho
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I exchange lecture.i had been made before
i the outbreak of the war, and that now
I"" different situation rrevalled
ivnuiii ij in, iiit-ni irfainieni oi neutral
s by England and the political at-
of the I'nlteJ States." For this
I reason he Informed tho ministry of edu-
- w wnir
PIERRE. S. P.. March T.-fSpeclal TeU
egram.) The. Northwestern passengeff
trsln from Rapid City went Into ths dlteSj
this morning about three miles west of
Fort Pierre. The snow was so deep that
the coaches did not even turn over aud
no one was Injured, but all traffic to the
west was tied up for todsy.
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