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OMAHA,. TlIl'K'SDAY MORXIXO, MAKCH 11, 191S-F0URTKKX PAOFX
SINGLE COPV TWO CENTS.
VILLA WILL JOIN
IF U. S. STEPS IN
northern Chief Say He and All
Mexican! to Band Together
Against American! in Event
WILSON IS AWAITING A REPLY
ecretary Bryan Seeking to Ar
range Transportation for All
Who Wish to Come Home.
'CHEAT FLEET IS AVAILABLE
EL PASO, Tex., March 10. Gen
Aral Vflla, in a statement received
today from Torreon to the Associated
Press, declared that In event of Inter
vention of foreign troops to subdue
the Carranta forces he and all other
Mexicans would unite against the in
vaders. Carransa'a Reply Awaited.
WASHINGTON. March 10. Gen
eral Venustlano Carransa's reply to
the American note demanding an Im
provement In the "intolerable" con
ditions for foreigners In the territory
under his control was being awaited
momentarily today by President Wil
son." A feeling of confidence per
vaded official and diplomatic circles
here that such drastic measures as
the use of force wouuld not be neces
sary. General Carranta, it was be
lieved, would heed the- American de
mands and correct, the situation.
American citizens again have been
warned to leave Mexico City in view
ol the critical situation that has
arisen there. Secretary Bryan an
nounced that transportation facilities
would be sought for as many as de
sired to leave.
Bed Cross Makes Appeal.
The Mexican Red Cross today appealed
to the American Red Cross through Sec
retary Bryan ror xooa xor the starving
populace in Mexico City. The appeal
aid the (amine in the Mexican
capital waa rapidly crowing- worse. Sec
retary Bryan said the State department
innould co-operate with the Red Cross aa
far aa possible.
A dlapatoh from Vera Crua, dated yes
terday morning at 10 o'clock, indicated
that General Obregon waa still in con
trol of affairs at Mexico City. Other ad
vices from Vera Crua indicated that ne
gotiations were in progress which prob
ably will make possible the export of sisal
fiber from Progreso, the Yucatan port,
.blockaded by Carransa's order. Far the
present, however. General Carransa re
fuse to permit the steamer, Morro Cas
tle, to rail at Progreso or to grant clear
ance papers to the Pathfinder, from Vera
Crua to the same port.
Great Fleet at Gnaataaamo.
Seoretary Daniels today issued a atate
tnent on the condition of the Atlantic
fleet and Its auxiliaries, now maneuver
In Mexican gulf and Caribbean waters.
It was considered significant by some
observers of the Mexican situation. Tbe
New before In the history of our navy
yias such a powerful fleet been assembled
(Continued an Pace Two, Column Five.)
for Game Preserve
NEW YORK, March lO.-Under a long
term lease with a purchase cotton, Clar
emce P. Mackay, president of the Com
mercial Cable oompany, It waa announced
today, had come into possession of Oardl
tier's island, consisting of S.000 acres, off
the easterly end of Jxng Island, which
tie will use aa a shooting preserve.
The Island has ben In the possession of
the Gardiner family since 1638 ,
"One large, black dog; one gun, some
powder and shot, some rum and a few
imtoh blankets, the value of five pounds
Sterling," waa the price paid originally ;
Xor the island, according to records, by
,yon Gardiner, who made the deal with
Wyandanch, chief of the Manhanketts of
It Is figured today that the Island is
For Omaha, Council Bluffs anil Vlclnlty
-Falr, not much change in temperature.
Xeaaperatare at Oataka Yesterday.
S a. m 17
a. m w
7 a. m l
8 a. m -I
3 a. m U
10 a. m
It a. in .3
1 p. m m
0 U i
i v. !:::::::::::::: .
t p. Ill .14
6 p. in .
p. m Xt
7 p. m
K p. m JO
Comparative I.ora llrevril.
... . . 3"- i3; r 112.
1owest yVsterdeV. '.'.'."i I 27 3S
Mean temperature Iti ib 4.' Jl
Precipitation is) .U0 T .U
Temperature end precluttatton denar.
tuies from the normal: i
Deficiency for the da.v K
Total deflclenev since March 1 41 !
Normal precipitation 04 Inch !
Jjoflciency for the dsv 1(4 inch !
Tots I rainfall alnca Manh 1 I ,T im'h.i !
Vseess since March I LIS inches
I leficlenry for cor. period. 1M4. Inch
JJeflciency for ror. period. ISia. ..Ti Inch
Reports fro. Ml. Hoes .1 f f. M.
Elation and State Tmp. High- Rain -
of Weather. la. m. est. fall
Cheyenne, part cloudy... .TS 40
Davenport, clear 2 .14 .00
T)enver. clear 44 ic .t0
j)es Moines, cloudy... 2 .1
Omaha, cloudy 41 JM .00
Kaptd City, part cloudy.. 'M K m
Sheridan, clear RX 44 .s
.Vaientlne. clear 31 n .00
X Indieatea trace of precipitation.
U A. WLSH. Local Foiecaater.
PROJECTILE USED IN MODERN WARFARE Shell
that is fired from one of the big Austrian 32-centimeter
guns near Warsaw.
It . .
BRIGHT FUTURE FOR
. MISSOURI PACIFIC
Passing of Goulds' Control Means
Improvement, Declare Local
OMAHA TO SHARE PROSPERITY
That the passing of the Missouri
Paclflo from the control of the Goulds
assures new investments of capital
and the expenditure of the sum of
I250.QQO Jn-Improvements to Mis
souri Pacific property in and around
Omaha, Is 'the -word passed among
railroad men here.. The first move
ment' toward improvements will be
the- building of the Locust street via
duct, to be followed by the raising of
the Belt line tracks over Dodge street
where the Dundee car line passes.
While local railroad men are not look
ing for any material changes in the im
mediate future, they assert that as soon
as the Kuhn, Loeb (k Co. and the Guar
antee Trust company Interests have taken
oare of the S25.000.OQO note that falls due
June 1 of this year they wilt soon after
ward begin, thraugh President Burfb and
his assistants, to put the Nebraska and
other lines In improved condition, spend
ing money that will be at their com
mand. Mar Enlarge Local Yards.
Among the things looked for in the way
of Improvements and betterments in and
around Omaha, following the reorganla
Ing of the Missouri Pacific will be the
enlargement of the local yards and the
building of the immense yards at Ralston
snd which have been in contemplation
for a number of years.
The financing of the Missouri Pacific,
Is said to mean that the company will
(Continued on Tase Five, Column Two.)
Law to Stop Traffic
in Low Grade Cream
MASON C1TV, la., Msrcl. 10 Thii pass
ing of uniform laws In central wet states
to stop traffic in poor cream was urged
by Prof. C Larson or the South Dakota
state college in an. address before the
National Creamery Hutter Makers' a-
jsoctation hero today. Prof, larien tie.
1 1 laied there should be a fedora! law for
I bidding interstate traffic-In cres:n below
a certain stamlurd.
Among others wh addressed the con
jvenUon today was Frof. J. H. FrandJn
of Lincoln, ' 1
Minneapolis was chosen aa the 116 con-
With Emll C3. Oman, Minnesota cream
cry, the grand champion butter maker or lhat ne wa Uhjct to attacks of melsn
U c rnlted Kates Tor the year, with score , ,. hoV- but asserted his belief that h
cf W points, end ten highest scores sv- ! waB ane.
Minnesota, butter makers i
Kuk their tenth national convention ban-
iut today. Hutter makers of Iowa and
Wisconsin arc a close second and third, j
The scores following are the scorings '
:0f tho three Minnesota champions: First,
iF.mll O. Oman, 96 grand prise milk class;
; Kmll SchudeUke. Csrlos, K1.7S. first prlxe
'cream class; George !eeg, Owatonna,
! - ,ocond prize milk elsss.
! .'.i), second priise milk clsss.
I Price of May Wheat
Drops Five Cents
CHICAGO, March 10,-Violent down-
, , , h,., ,.!.
w wln ,n t,,e Pr,cc of wheat today
' reaulted from London reports that aa
official announcement of Germany a
terms of peace was about to be made.
As muoh as 4 He a bushel waa cut from
values. May wheat sold today at tl.iiW
as against tl.M last night.
Keeling at the close was unsettled, with
the market aa a whole JVc to 'Ae lower,
compared with twenty-four hours before.
,! i i.
fc i .V.'
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Fred W. Pleuler So Asserts in Testi-1
t.- tj,j Tr,.Q;f
mony Before Board of Insanity ,
WOULD REFORM THE CITY HALL
Fred W. Pleuler testified before
the Douglas County Insanity board
yesterday. he bad been charged with;
Insanity and arrested as a, result of
bif attempt to secure a : nomination
for ctty commissioner at . the
"My aunt, Mrs. Henrietta Qrandes,
who filed the complaint, waa op
posed to my making a campaign, be
lieving I had no chance to win, and
objected to my spending money for
expenses," be asserted. Testimony
of witnesses Indicated that Pleuler's
attempt to withdraw money from a
fund belonging to him in Mrs.
Brandes' charge to pay expenses was
the direct cause of the filing of the
Pleuler at the oloae of thw hearing was
releaaeo) by the insanity board. He agreed
to withdraw from the tree for a city com
mlssionerahlPh Ray Beaeltn, Pleuler's former employer,
and several relatives and friends also
appeared to assist him.
Although Robert Smith, member of the
insanity board, declared the board did
not consider that a desire to obtain pub
lic office was ' evldenoe of Insanity,
Pleuler was questioned at length concern
ing his political aspirations. He testified
that he had ordered 100,000 cards and
other advertising devices to be printed
and that he had attempted to withdraw
a portion of his money to pay for them.
Many Candidates : Mistaken.
How this evidence- should be considered
seemed to pusxle the Insanity - board,
since it Is certain that approximately 100
other candidates - are going to be mis
taken In their opinion that they have a
chance to be city commissioners. Should
such a notion be considered an insane
delusion, the commissioner wondered.
" 1, i , all rf.'.au' amllH.ta. fnr affirm
In asvlums." was one rational suaaes- !
Pleuler testified he had been told there TRANSATLANTIC RATE
was crookedness in the city hall and that I
there was a political gang In Omaha. If I LONDON', March 10. All British trans
elected he intended to reform conditions, ' atlantic steamship companies hsve foi
he said. J lowed the lead of the Cunard line and
Mr. Bniilli questioned Pleuler at some t reduced the rate for second cluss pas-
length concerning his proposed reforms,
but Pleuler declined to confide his plans,
understanding that Mr. Hmith himself Is
a politician who knows the vote getting
value of reform schemes.
Henry Kcsler, an uncle of Pleuler.
, irBiii.cu il, inn uriian, j leuirr aunillll-t
testified In his behalf. Pleuler admitted
j pi .1 -'L. - PrnTnrTQ1
1C LUHCl 1 1 UlilU ICU
to Rank of Admiral
j WASHINGTON. March lO.-Seoietary
Daniels announced that Kear Admiral
I Pleti her of tho Atlantl ft?t has been
designated an admiral and hoisted his
flag today; that Hoar Admiral Howard
of the Pacific floet would be.oine an ad
miral tomorrow and Roar Admiral I'owles
of the Asiatic floet on Friday.
Iowa Building at
Panama Show Opened
SAN FRANCISCO. Msrch li)-Blmile
exercises to be followed by an old
fashioned open house party tonight,
marked the dedication of the Iowa build
ing rt the Panama exposition todsy. W.
W. Marsh, chairman of the Iowa state
commission, delivered the principal address.
United States Sailing; Ship William
P. Frye Sent to Bottom by
Print Eitel in South
STORY COMES WITH WARSHIP
i Surgeon of German Rover Putting
Into Newport News Says Yankee
SENSATION IN WASHINGTON !
J NEWPORT NEWT. Va., March 10.
I The American soiling uhlp William
j P. Frye, bound from Seattle to
j Queenatown win a cargo of grain,
! was sunk In the South Atlantic Jan
uary 27, by the German auxiliary
, cruiser Prin Eitel Frledrlch, which j
j put Into port here today.
The captain of the Frye and his
: wife also are said to be on board the
: Prina Eitel. The Frye. commanded
i by Captain Klehne, sailed from Seat-1
I tie November 6 for Queenstown and '
i has not been reported since it passed
jTatooRh, Wash., the following day.
i With Captain Klehne and his wife
j are other members of the crew. 8ur
I geon Knoneck of the Eitel told Cus-
toms Collector Hamilton that the
j Frye was sunk In the South Atlantic
ion January 27, after the Eitel had
J taken oft Captain Kiehne, bis fam-
t ily and all the crew.
WASHINGTON. March 10. The news
of the sinking of the . American aalllng
ship William P. Frye In the South At
lantic on January 27 by the Prina Eitel
reused a sensation In official and dlplo-
I matlo quarters. Customs Inspector Wat-
son at Newark forwarded to the Treoa
j ury department a report of hto conversa
I tio'n with Surgeon Knoneck of Prtns
Eitel and It was Immediately eommunl-
rated to officials at tbe State dip art-
Without having a full report and some
con,iar,tlon of lhB t, offwaia re.
served their comment. It is a well eatab-
Itahed principle of international law,
however, that the rrlna Bitel had no
right to destroy the Frye If It were
ZTSST 2? m
gu,,,. u tt were carrying contraband
of war the Eitel had a right to seise it,
and . iprobably. L under certain . oiroura
stancee. the la f military necessity
warrants the dsatraotlon of such a shin
- end - eempola reparation to the owners.
The Frye carried a policy for til. 660
on it. hull, with the government war risk
Insurance bureau. In addition to other
Insurance written by private companies.
The figures at the government bureau
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Opened by Order of
ABERDEEN, 8. ., March 10,-(8pe-clal.)
Considerable excitement waa
created about the Milwaukee depot yes
terday when a stranger, who appeared
to be In great haste, came to the station
with a large and heavy trunk, which he
left and hurried away, A decidedly pene
trating odor emerged from the trunk
and aroused the .suspicions of attaches of
the station, who feared a murder had
been committed, the body hidden in the
trunk by the slayer, who, after leaving
It at the station had made his eecapa.
To verify or disprove their suspicions,
the superintendent of police waa sum
moned, and under tils authority the trunk
was forced open and its contents care
fully explored. Aa the lid waa removed
the odor became more intense. Piles of
elothlng placed on top of the contents of
the trunk were removed, and near the
bottom of the receptacle the cause of
the odor was revealed In the shape of a
mall but well ripened packas-e of lim-
j burger cheeee, which had been carefully
j packed away by the mysterious stranger
for future consumption.
ALL BRITISH LINES CUT
sage to New Tork to -'.
LANDED IN ENGLAND
LONDON, March 10 An Australian
contingent arrived in England todav, ac
cording to an announcement this evening.
Omaha ia the natural half
way topping' point for the
transcontinental tourist. Dy
rail; Omaha is 1,455 miles
from. New York, and 1,786
miles from San Francisco;
498 miles from Chicago and
538 miles from Denver. The
name, 'The Gate City of
the West," popularly given
to Omaha is based on actual
fact and not on imaginative
THE- GAT V CIT Y-0 F-T H - W EST
French Civilian Captives Kept
Standing Three Days in Cow Cars
TAnif. March 10 The treatment of
French i Ivlltan prlsonei. men, women
and chllrtren, at the hamls of the Ger
mans, Is the subject of a report Issued
by the foreign office today: This report
Is the work of a standing committee ap
pointed by the French government to In
quire Into allt ged violations of Interna
tional laxv. It rt-lstes that about 10.0i0
Frenchmen, women am", chllilrrn, had
been returned fron; Germany to France,
prior to February at, after having been
hrld as prisoners 'n Gorman territory.
Tlioo were the ias.onaer questioned by
the Investlantlng committee. The only
men among them were over HO years old,
or boys under 17.
The oommlttee's report is adiliossed to
Premier Vlvlanl ami ron.ls in part:
"Wo questioned H00 of the former prla
iners nnriVr oRtli. Some iloo've that
they were arrested on the false, pretext
that one of their townsmen had fired on
Herman soldiers, while others were ar
rested on the high romh. In the fields
or In thi'li- homes without rxplxnatlon.
Many were led to believe they were being
conducted to neighboring communes to
be safe from the danger of an Impending
battle. Members of the same family
were separated ami sent to different
Flood of Measures Yet to Be Con
sidered Make Action of Such
FIFTEEN MEMBERS IN ALL
(From a Ftaff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 10. (Special.)
The first sign that the beginning
of the end of the legislature was In
sight waa given thie morning when
Norton of oPlk, floor leader, sent up
a motion for the appointment of a
sifting committee. The committee
was appointed by Speaker Jackson
and consists of three democrat at
large and a democrat and republican
from each congressional district.
This gives the republicans elx mem
bers of the committee and the demo
The committee aa named includes:
Chairman, Speaker Jackson.
At large: Parriott, Foster, Hoff-
First district: Reuter, democrat;
Second district; Hunter, demo
crat; Palmer, republican.'
Third district: Dau, democrat;
Nichols, republican. r
- Fourth district: Elroelund, demo
crat; Dal bey, republican.
Fifth district: Patterson, demo
crat; Scudder, republican.
Sixth district: Trumbel, demo
crat; Stearns, republican.
Should the house deride to lay off flat
urday In order to give the sifting com
mittee a chance to work, when they con
vene Monday they will start In on the
fifty-first day of the session. Usually a
sifting committee Is appointed about ten
daya before the close of the constitu
tional legislative provision of sixty days,
but according to the opinions of some
members th so sal on may run over lru
April a week or ten days. Beginning with
Monday the sifting committee will take
all bills and Vjl thorn out. Those which
do not meet thu anrroval of the commit
tee will have little chance to see daylight.
Convict Plots to
NEW YORK, March .-An Indictment j
returned by the federal grand Jury today ;
against Hugo Orobe, reoently released j
from the federal penitentiary at Atlanta, :
charges that while a prisoner there lie
smuggUng opium from Uermany, con
cealed in rifle cartridges and potatoes, !
Orobe, who is a former officer of the '
Hamburg-American line. Is alleged to
have sent letters from his cell to a re
tired Ham burg-American offlr In Ger
many suggesting the icheme. According
to federal authorities here (3 robs expected
to make a profit of il, 000,000 annually.
Increased Price of
Bread Cause of Riots
in Lisbon Arsenal
LISBON, March 10. (Via Parls)-The
Increased price of bread was responsible
yesterday for violent clashes between the
police and workmen in the naval arsenal.
The poiico used their weapons freely and
many persona were Injured before the
dln'.urbanco was ended.
BELGIAN RELIEF FUND
REPORTED IN LINCOLN
I Following la a list of subscriptions to
the Belgtsn relief fund reported at IJn
coln: Amount of subscriptions previously re
William Murk. Clark of village,
Hallam , 110 00
I Woman's club. Klmwood 6.00
! Vine Kt. Congregational church.
I lancoln 1.00
j Lincoln public schoo a, reported by
I Miss Badcer, l-inooln SO 00
TREASURER OF TRAVELERS'
ASSOCIATION IS SHORT
COl.l'MBl H, O., March 10. An official
statement given out at the state Insur
ance department today stated that a diav
rnpitriry In excess of t'MOO hat bem
found in the acrounts of C. C. Daniel,
who recently resigned as secretary of tho
United Commercial Travelers, a national
organUatioo, with headquarters in this
ramps. Cr lldren were separated from
their inothom and women from their
husbands, Manv women still are in Ig
norance of the whereabouts of their
"All ths frtsonsre were, obliged to travel
long distances on font, passing their
nights In the open or In railroad stations
or churches. Generally speaking, they
were not supplied with food during the
Journey and most of them remained sev- ,
oral days without food or drink, Many '
would have perished had they not re-1
celved succor on their way at the hands!
of Belgian women."
The report of the committee contains j
about 7.000 words. Gelng Into il tails of j
some of the hardships and cruelties suf-
fered by these French civilian prisoners, I
the Investigators make the following
"Prisoners from Roubalx wtrc loaded
Into cattle cars so rloss that .t was im
possible tor them to sit down. They re
mained in these cars for seventy-two
hours, during which time thsy received
food only twice. Nineteen men were
taken prisoners at Varannrs at the be
ginning of the German retreat from the
Marne. One of them, named Jotirdalne,
was shot at Coulombs.
BRYAN AND SENATOR
AGREE J NASBYS
Some Recess Appointments Will Be
Made Today, is the Word from
YORK MAN STIRS THE CALDRON
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, March 10. (Spe
cial Telegram.)' Recess appoint
ments covering a number of first
class postofflces In Nebraska may be
handed down tomorrow, according to
officials In the postmaster general's
department, but York will not be In
cluded in the list
A protectant in the person of the
Rev. T. B. Smith of York appeared In
Washington today in opposition to F.
M. Carlln, who la Senator Hitchcock's
candidate for the York postoffioe.
Rev, Mr. Smith is espousing the
candidacy of a man by the name of
Feaster for the office and bo started
In by getting "everybody on ears" to
such an extent that Senator Hitch
cock gave out a telegram from demo
crats In York repudiating Smith and
protesting against the consideration
of Feaator because he had ben a re
publican and "was not bow a demo
crat." 1. -
Bryaa Ulves Wsrt.
Heoretary Bryan said today he had rea
sons to believe the president would an
nounce a number of recess appointments
shortly affecting postofflces In Nebraska.
That there had been an understanding be
tween Senator Hitchcock and himself
over oertsln offices the secretary of
(Continued on Page Two, Column Four.)
Indian is Returned
to Valentine on
BlOt'X FALLS, ft, p.. March 10. (tpe
olal.) Lawremee Left Hand Bull, a Sknix
warrior, whose home Is In the Rosebud
reservation, la believed to be the first
member of his tribe lo be arrested on
tho charge of burglary. The allege, of
fense was committed at Valentine, Neb.,
while the Indian waajnaklng a short so
journ thoru. He was traced to western
South Dakota, being loos toil mid arrested
in Pennington county. Tha sheriff at
Valentine was notified of hN capture and
haa taken him haclc to the Nebraska
town for trial. The Indian prisoner con
sented to accompany the Nebraska sher
iff with insisting on the formality of
thet officer securing requisition papers
for his removal from South Dakota to
Nebraska. It is raid the Indian's tribes
men on the Rosebud arrvalloii will
raise a fund by popular i inscription so
he can secure an attorney and make a
strong defense when his trial taUes place.
COLONEL W. R. NELSON
CONTINUES TO IMPROVE
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. March 10. Con
tinued Improvement in tho condition of
William Kotkhlll Nelson, editor of the
Kansas City Har. waa announced today
by Mr. Nelson's physicians. His condi
tion, however, still Is regarded as serious.
Coupons Free to,
Clip them and present at the box of.
fices of the different theaters named
and secure free admittance to the shows.
-Will start soon.
Look out for them
WITH GAINS ON
British Experts Say Situation is
More Favorable Than at Any
Other Time Since the
GERMANS ARE ON DEFENSIVE
Observers Say Latest Dash of Teu
tons Into Northern Poland is
CREEPING UP DARDANELLES
The Day'n War "News
ASOTHF.n F.RM sabmarlae hit
anae to the bottom. The trtl.
admiral! r aenounced today that
tbe t -a. tIH hail been
UF.RMl M XII.MHY I HI lF.R
Trias F.ltel Frledrlch, which for
moatha has succeeded In ersnllaa
a large namher of ' British war
ships, reached Newport ews, Va..
aad mar be Interned there..
BOM D A RDM R XT of the Pardanelles,
waleh was aaatn laterrOfited by
favorable Weather conditions,
la reported officially to have
heea resnaird and the allied fleet
In hare made farther progress In
VIENNA REPORT say Itallaa war
shies hare to sea and probably
re on their way to the Darda
nelles. This report lacks sah
stantlatlon. PBTROORAD Says the Ciernian
foreea which Invaded northern Po
laad, followlagf tha defeat of the
Hasalans In East Prussia, have
now retreated close to the border,
except la, few sections of the
front. The) German attack on the
fort mas of Osaowrta Is Heine; run
tinned, otwHhataadlasr the dan
ger of a Husalan flanklag more
meat. BATTLK OF VNCSVAL VIOLKNCK,
thoasjh probably not eggsglsg
large nnmbers of troops la In
pron-reaa la tho Ara-onn.
LONDON, March 10. As England
sees it, not since the war began has
the situation both on land and sea
been more favorable to the allien
than U is today. Confident opinions
of this nature are finding constant
expression In London.
Slowly, but surely, it Is argued,
the allied fleet Is creeping toward
Constantinople and thus opening an
other road to Uerlln; the retirement
or Field Marshal Von Hlndenburg'i
army from north Poland is said to bo
Imminent by many British observers
of affairs; In the west the allies claim
the ascendancy all along the line,
although no decisive engagements arc
being fought, while m the Balkans
snd In Italy, according to British In
terpretation of the political news
from these countries, the majority
Ik clamoring for intervention on tbe
side of Great Britain, France and
Hussla. This Is said to be notably
true in Greece and Roumanla, in
spite of the fact that the govern
(Continued on Page Four, Column One.)"
RUSSIA WANTS TO BUY
GAS PROPELLED FLOWS
SHENANDOAH. Ia,, March 0 . Spe
cial.) Communications wllh regal d to
purchasing kssoIIiic propelled agricul
tural implements liavn been received by
a local manufacturing company -from
agents of th P.uosian government at
Petrograd. Thry ktste that fnrmer'y
Russia purrhused from the German em
pire about M'jc.tfX'.OrtO worth of manufec
tured goods Mi'r.iMlly. which now. be
cause of tdo v.-ar. is cut off. It will h
necesssry' to look to the United States
Swiss Seise Copper.
G ENBVA (via Paris). Msrch 10. Largs
quantities of copper from Italy, destined
for Uermany, were seised by the Swiss
authorities at Chlssso todsy.
Bernhardla Condition Satisfactory.
BORDEAUX (via Paris), March 10.It
waa announced today that the condition
of Mme. Sarah Bernhardt continues st.
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