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VOL. XLIV NO. 39.
05IA1U, SUNDAY MOItNINO, MAJIC1I H, 1915-FIVE Sl-XTHONS TinRTY-SIX PAGES.
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WILSOH GIYES ODT i
JOBS LONG WAITED !
FOR BY FAITHFUL
Eig-rtteen Delayed Nebraska Port
masterships in List of Recess
- Appointments Just
ETTCECOCX'S HAKES COME OUT
Thirteen of the Chosen Were Those
nominated by Senator and
" Long Held Up
BRYAN GETS FIVE IN HIS LOT
(Prom a 8taff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, March 13. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The long antici
pated and eagerly looked for recess
appointment for postmasters vfor
Nebraska i were announced at tha
White House today. President Wil
son put bla O.. K. on postmaster tor
pumber or states, Nebraska, Iowa
and South Dakota being among the
recipients of presidential favors.
' As outlined in these dispatches,
the senior senator from Nebraska In
his fight with Secretary Bryan was
successful In landing thirteen ap
poinments out of eighteen, or nearly
7 per cent of the total for the day,
which, brought large expansive smiles
to the senatorial face of Gilbert M.
Hitchcock. In a number of cases
the senator's rccommendalons have
been sleeping calmly for two, years,
In others for a year or longer, all
because they did not meet with the
approbation of the statesman from
How They Were Divided.
Tha president's races appontments for
Nebraska are aa follows:
Chester. Deebert J. Howard, vice Nellie
Strain, commission expired February ,
Coxad, Hans Jensen, vice A. O. Jetter,
commission expired December SO. 1311
GertDg Will H. Lamm, vice A. B.
Harrison. Alex Lowrey, vice J. H.
"Wllherroadorfer, commission expired De
cember 13, Vili. , ...
Hampton, Elizabeth McOulre, raised to
presidential class January 1, 18 IB.
Toblaa. Albert E. Pratt, raised to presi
dential class January 1, 1915.,
Swing. Frederick J. Waugh, vice John
A. Wood, removed.
' Mlnatare, E. O. . Haraham, vice W. . B.
Swindell, resigned. .
Mitchell, Ernest V. BmlthV vIce'Fteh
KM Vlllntt fnmmtBfllAII HfnlfM Decern.
ber IS. 191.
. . Mason City; AVIlHawi-C. Ruemtfcil, vice
J. W. ' Fairfield, - commission expired
January 14, 1913: ,
.O'Neill, M. II. McCarthyt vice W. J.
Ulysses. William D. Da, vice E. B.
Richardson, commission expired Decem
ber IS, 1SU.
Valparaiso, Cart v Carlson, vice Max
Lew ton. commission expired January 20,
Os the Bryaa Side.
Crete, Ellis 8.. Potter, vice U H. Denl
aon, commission expired January 27. 1916.
(Hltohcock recommended W. K. Smith.
- Exeter. Daniel Z. Kochendarfer, vice W.
J. Hlldreth, resigned. Hitchcock recom
mended Thomas J. Kelly, originally.
which was rejected by the Postoffice de
partment. Senator Hitehoock then re
commended Gregg C. Cuslck. . -
Hay Bprlnira. Paul O. Morgan, vice An
ton Kadlaoak, whose commission expired
March 8, 1915. The Hitchcock recommen
dation In tha case ' was Fred W. Johann
liberty. . David D. MoMichael; office
mad presidential January, 1918. Senator
Hitchcock originally recommended Llys
aes McClarren, which recommendation
was repeated by the Postoffice depart
meat On February 10, last. Senator
Hltehcook- made a second recommenda
tion, sending to tha name of C. P. Fulton.
t Paul. A. N.ConkUl, vice a F. Loet
hm, whose commission exalred Decern
ber IT, -1911 The Hitchcock candidate
was John J. Sezama.'
. Plaeea Still Opea.
Fairbury, Wahoo and York are still to
e settled, Senator Hitchcock saving
nominated for tha first named. Dan Kav-anaug-h;
for the Wahoo office, ,N. J.
ILudl. edieor of the Wahoo Democrat,
and far tha office at Tork. H. . M. Car
lin, over which the place there is a bit
ter tight, seven candidates seeking the
Following were, the Iowa appointments:
Slou City, J. F. Kerberg, vice E. C.
(Continued on Page Four, Column Two.)
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IN COMMAND OF THE PRINZ EITEL FRIEDERICII Left to right: Captain Mundt,
second in command; Captain Thierichens, commander of the vessel, and Lieutenant Brun
ner, aide to Captain Thierichens. Below, a picture of the Print Eitel Friederich as she
appeared in harbor at Newport News, before going into the dock for repairs.-
V""""' ri'. i i
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SUPREME COURT BILL
Prevents All Bat One ot Judges of
that Political Faith Running
for Re-election. '
MORE THAN PARTY PLEDGE
LINCOLN, March 13. (SpeciaL)
If the Lanigan euprema court
bill, known, as Hous Roll ;No. ' 252,
becomes a law, the democrats will
have to put something over which is
more than aafty "pledger: " -;
v Under the law thereWill be aeven
districts'. District One ' will fcom-j
prise the whole state, While what Is!
now Congressional District. One will
be Judicial District Two, and oon.
By the peculiar order of things the vote !
will be, taken on the judaes in 11, at the
same time aa on" the' amendment. JUc!tfea
whose terms will explre'at' that time are
Faweett, Barnes and Sedgwick. Barnes
is the only one of the three Who holds his
Irgal residence In Unooln, so he Is the
only one who can be a candidate for
Judge of. the. supreme . court, under., the
new law, as elections will be for tha
Second,' oFurth end' Sixth Judicial dis
tricts. Fawrett holds his legal residence,
in Omaha.' In the Second .congressional'
district, which Is the Third Judicial dis
trict, and Sedgwick holds his legal reel-'
denoe at York. In the Fourth congrea-'
slonal district, hut the Fifth Judicial dis
trict. . . Therefore, as neither of the two
latter reside in a district where a supreme
Judge will be elected for that "'term,
Barnes Is the only mumber who can be
eligible for re-election. ""
The , same condition exists when It
comes to an elpption Jn . 1818.,. Neither
Hose nor Letton can become candidates.
for both have their legal residence lathe
First congressional district, or the Becond
Judicial district,' the'Judges being elected
under the law from the Third, Fifth and
Only Hamer.' who Irtilda his legal resi
dence at eKarney.' fh the t?txth congres
sional district, whlcli -w-il be the Seventh
Judicial district nder the ' new law If It
passes, Is eligible for election.
Homestake Mine' y'
Pays Its Employes
With Paper Money
LEAD, 8. D., March li (Special.) For
the first time in its history the Home
stake Mining company paid off Urn em
ployes In paper money. Tha fact that It
haa always heretofore pnlA m a-old c?in
has led to muoh speculatUra and It is as
serted In financial circles that this action
Is part of a national policy to conserve
the gold mwl)' in the I'nlted etatea,
which is in danger of being ' depleted
owing ta Jii;cajid caused by the foreign
war. It to deulared that banks all over
the country have instruction not to pay
drafts from Cainada, but to hold them
for collection, and that a belief la grow
ing that gold Is likely to be worth a
premium before long. For some time
the banks of this section have bten sav
ing all the gold they get aud welghlng
it and paying out only currency and silver
money, and It la declared that they ex
pect to continue this policy,' although
then Is still considerable gold In clrculiw
tioa. SWEDISH STEAMSHIP
SINKS OFF SCARBOROUGH
LONDON, March U.-The Swedish
steamer Anna, struck a mine off Scar
borough, on the east coast of England,
this morning and foundered. Twa mem
bers of Its crew were killed by the j
I lurlon. Eighteen were rescued by a pa
lntr stram- r.
The marine records give two Swelsh
tteainshlpa named Anna. Both are ania'l,
belnf each of about IS tona
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SUIIK BY TORPEDO
Admiralty j Announces InTerg7l
Sent to Bottom oy wennan
y;'u '" Submarine. ' 1
ALL MEMBERS OF CREW SAVED
( . . ' - , .
"'' " 'l!Xl'ETIsri - -
-LONDON, March 13. Th A4
fhlralty announced tonight that the
British'.' collier,' IftVergyJe, jM ntrv
fcedoed todalo.fj Cresswell, England,
and annlu .All members of the crew
were saved.'"-' - "
. LONDON, March IS. ThS Ad
miralty Issued a report todiaM'etv
Int; the total' number of prltish jmr
chant and fishing- boats destroyed
since the war ' began. Including the
ships sunk By submarines during the
week ending March 10, ail of which
have been reported. The report
showed that: eighty-eight merchant
men have been sent to the' bottom'
by -. mines, - submarines - and - hostile
warships. - Nineteen fishing . boats
hve been destroyed by mines. .
Train of American
j Flour is Sent -Into ,
. ; : "-,
IOMt)QN,' March ia With an' Amer
ican' represeniatlva of tha' Belgian . Re
lief commission sitting on top of a freight
car and eating German aausaaes with
Qerman soldier, eight cars' carrying ,,180
tons of flour for tha starving civilians of
northern -France-were - recently moved
from. Sedan to Charlesville as the second
section of a train In which the kink ot
Bavaria was traveling., .', " '
Announcement of ( this Journey was
made by. the relief oommlaston teda
which at the same time gaVa out a plo
turesqua account' of ' the trip. It aeeas
that from time to time food donated for
the' Belgians la sent into' northern France,
where the poverty is acuta. Recently
eight ears' full: of food were ' sent fron.
Naraur to Sedan. To move them thenos
to Charlevllle was a probtem solved pnr
when a German major suggested that the
supply! train be run as the second secttot,
of the royal train.
The train received an ovation all along
the line and there was tremendous, cheea.
In When the destination was reached
British Scientist I J
' '" Dies of Leprosy
LONDON. March 13. -Tha death' at
Col y ton, Devon, of Sir George Turner Is
announced. .Death was caused by lep
rosy, contracted during research work
to discover a cure for, the disease. Ar
George worked for many years In South
Africa and discovered a cure f6r . the
rinderpest. Ho tlso had seen service 'as
medical officer of health in Cape Colony
and the Transvaal and Inter was ea-
Kgd in 'research In England. He was
born in Melbourne In l&l. -
Canadian Liner :
: Montrose is Ashore
MONTREAL, March llThe Canadian
liner- Montroae la ashore oa the west
coast of Africa and la sending out wire
less calls for assltaaoe,'. according to a
Bordeaux, France, dispatch to the Star.
The Montrose has aeea under charter
to the British government for soma time
as a troop ship. Whether aha had eoidlars
aboard from India and South Africa os
UM present trip U set anvwa htra.
COUNT WITTE OF
RUSSIA IS DEAD
Premier of Fint Cabinet and Man
Who largely Made the Kw"
7 Eu'siia, Dies in Capital.
WAS ILL OITLY TOR ONE WEEK
-LbfDON, March 18.ount Ser-
gius J ulovleh Wtte, - Russia's first
prime, minister,' jlied last night, says
a fetrorad dinpatf h to Jteufcor'a tel
egram company,; , Count, Wltte, who
was born June 29, 89, at Ttflls,
was one M tbejuaslaa. plilpoten-
Uarles at Portsmouth, N. IL, in the
negotiations for peace with Jajtan In
Tf06 He'rterwara' was made a
'count 'and appointed president ot the
new ministry, .hut . retired . In, .1B05
and held no important post after that
time; -Count -Wltte was taken sick
a. week ago. ..
1 Count "W'ltte was - regarded aa' In soma
respects one of the most remarkable
men his country had produced, but his
reputation was even greater abroad than
at 'home.- Throughout his career, during
which he. accomplished much for Russia,
ha had many and powerful enemies, al
though his great ability and remarkable
capacity for work never ware ques
tioned. - Regardless of his work aa a
statesman,. tils chief fame In Russia rests
upon his development ,of manufacturing
Industries, the expansion of railroads and
the placing of the monetary system upon
a gold. basis. I
Although alWaya: a'. firm supporter of
the .'monarchy, he recognised' the power
of the people and had democratic tenden
cies.' -On hie father's- slov his family was
of common origin,' but his mother was a
descendant of the Jturlks, the old ruler
of Russia before the election of the Ro
Ba opr.! .dynasty. i
Becomes MlalMer of Railroads.
After his graduation worn tha Unlvar
stty of Odessa, Wltte entered' the' railroad
service in the shipping department; Hs
mastered, the quesUori of tariff rates and
his. advancement was rapid. In tha mean
Urns he bad. married a slater of General
Fadleff. He first attracted attention at
the fhpllal during the Ruaso-TurkJsh war
by the administrative capacity he dla
plajKl the movement of army sup
plies. ..He went to'. Petrograd In U7 and
was alven Increasingly responsible posts
In the railroad service. ' Alexander III ap
pointed him minister if railway and com
munication la im, and soon afterwards
minister of flnsnce.' It, was then that he
tau to develop his great schema for tha
er-Uon of home manufacture- and tha
extension of Russia's railway sys
tem, which eventually took the Siberia
road' to the Pacific .:'!'
la his efforts along these lines Wltte
used every power cf the state. Ha gave
subventions and government orders until
factories) and - mills were running- full
blast.' Then he had the' state take over
tha private railroads the state treasury
guaranteeing .the bonds. To do all thia
hs borrowed immense ' sums In France.
Under the 'plea of 'regulating tha liquor
traffic he had the state take aver tha
vodka business of tha empire, thus vastly
Increasing tha government revenue. Ills
crowning --achievement -waa regarded,
however, aa tha establishment ot tha gold
standard. As minister of flnanoa in 1st
lie reached tha height of his power.
IVatUtes Feae' Treaty. '
His policy In regard ' to . Manchuria,
which be desired to develop only from
commercial and not from a political view
point, resulted la powerful Intrigues
against him, which.- resulted In hia re
moval In 1908 as minister of finance. Ha
went for a time to Paris, but returned to
Petrograd when the Russo-Japanese war
was In full swing.. He neither offered Dor
was asked for advice In regard to tha
conduct of the struggle, but when Theo
dora Rooaovalt, the , president of. tha
United States, prevailed upon tha emperor
(Coatlnisad on Page revix. Col nam Twa)
SINKING OF FRYE
German Officials in Washington
Think Berlin GoYernment Will
t Make Reparation to the , .
BERJrSTORFF. IS; 0PTIMISTI0
Ambassador Indicates He Believes
; Case Will Be Settled Withont
' . Much' Trouble. ; ' '
DECLARATION IS OITLY GUIDE
WASHINGTON. Msrch" 13. Ger
many probably will repudiate the ac
tion ot the captain of the Prins KUel
Prledrlch in sinking the American
ship, .William P. Frye, and make
reparation , for tbe loss of the vessel
and cargo,' in the opinion of German
officials hare. '
Inasmuch as the United States and
Germany are in accord on the Ques
tion of shipping' foodst uf fa from a
neutral country to civilians in bellig
erent territory, no issue is expected
to be raised by Germany over the
right 'of the cargo to be cent to its
destination . without Interruption.
Has X Instruct lea.
Count von Bornstorff, the Oerman am
bassador, after a visit to the "Sute de
partment, indicated today that he be
lieved the case would be settled wltriout
much difficulty. He told Counselor Rob
ert liahslng What' the captain of the
Prlns Eltol had told Captain Boy-nd. the
naval attache of, Uie German embassy, .
as to the Sinking of the American ship;
but the ambassador ' reserved his own
opinion 011 the' action of the commander,
saying he had no Instructions from -his
government ' "
Captain Thierichens of. the Prins Kite!
Informed Captain Boy-Ed that hia only
guide .while at sea and for many months
out of communication with his govern
ment waa tha declaration of London.
This would permit tha destruction of a
neutral prise If carrying a cargo more
than half of which could be proven con
traband., provided It waa impossible to
take the vessel ta a home port without
endangering tha captor warship.
' 1 ' Tef laed ' Its ' Tlews.
- Since tha outbreak of the' war tha Qer
man government 'has defined Its views on
shipments 1 of conditional contraband and
has argued . that 'foodstuffs JftTuet' be
proved! without an? doubt to' be bound
actually- to a belliwent foroa of sm en
emy, before they can be seiae.
Tha Qerman ambassador sent a full re
port ta his government of tha story of
tha CJaraaa captsin and tha reasons far
tha attra aotlons at the !ma. '
From ha fact that Count Bornstorff had
presetted to the gtae deparmen CapUIn
Thierlchatia' . aide of tha case the Infer
ence waa general earlier In the day that
the. ambassador had defended the e i
mander. .' tater It developed that the -bassador
himself had expressed no views
on the subject to the State department.
Eitel-s 'Captives r :
Didn't Get Enough
To Eat; Water Salty
' NT5W YORK, March 13. Crows' of four
ships sunk by the Prlns Eitel Fried rich,
hare today waiting for transportation to
Fraaoe, agreed that while tha Germans
had not treated them badly the oandlttons
surrounding the prisoners aboard tha
Oerman converted . cruiser mtgtot have
Tha oapteine ' and twenty-five ffloer
of these ehlpe signed a written statement,
"The officers and orsws ef the captured
vassals were not treated harshly, but they
have net bean shown any consideration
on tha part of the Germans." -
'The food, was detestable and Insuffi
cient. The supply of water was short
and salty. The. healthy ware compelled
ta Live with the sick. In a' close, tll-vantl-lated
hold. This la treatment for prison
era of war perhaps, but It la not 'royal.'
"la tha tropics we were kept below and
refused fresh air and water, and all tha
hatches except one were kept closed. In
the : northern latitude everything . waa
thrown open .and, as we had no stoves,
we nearly frose to death."
Jitney Bus Men of
Nation :Wm Meet
KANSAJS CITT, March 1A-A national
oonvention of owner and operators of
jitney bums will be held In Kanaa City,
May l and (.' That announcement waa
ma4e today by H, K. Oaroea, trafflo
manager of the Xansaa City Jitney as
sociation. Representative of motor trafflo organi
sations from all parte of the county will
be asked to attend.
Sheridan Gets Holly
: Beet Sugar Factory
SHERIDAN, . Wyo., March U.8neolel
Tel ear-am. Rlnalnc of bells, hlnrtm nf
whistles and tooting home thia afternoon
gave notice or the fact that negotiations
had been signed and sealed for the re
moval from Holly, Colo., to Bheridaa f
one of the' largest beet sugar factories
In tbe west.
Sheridan furnishes the sit and a bonus
of HjO.000. Work on the transfer of tha
factory will. begin la a few daye.
HAYES PLEADS GUILTY
AND GETS EIGHT YEARS
KANSAS CITf. Mo.. Varch 13--Speial
Telegram. 1 Lee P. Hayes, arrested In
Omaha Wednesday, pleaded guilty this
morning to forging a docen checks hsre.
He waa given eight years In the penitentiary.
BODY GUARD OF
LINCOLN IS DEAD
Colonel Crook,' Who Had Seen Fifty
Tears on White Home Staff,
' ' - raises Away.
WORKED WITH TWELVE CHIEFS
WASHINGTON, March IS.
Colonel W. H. Crook, disbursing of
ficer ot the White House, who was
President Lincoln's bodyguard, and
who' haa been Intimately acquainted
with every president since 160,
died today at his home here. He
bad been sick with pneumonia more
than a week.
' President Wilson expressed deep
regret when informed , ot Colonel
Crook's death. Last January the
colonel celebrated his fiftieth anni
versary as an attache of the White
Hose, u , ' ' ,
Colonel Crook , la survived by his
mother,, Mrs. Mary. A. Gsxton, who
Is M years old.
Kw Twelve Pveatdeata.
Fifty years of service ss a White House
employe, through tha administrations of
twelve presidents, made Colonel William
II. Crook one ot tha most familiar figure
In, the national capital, and In his old. asa
left him rich In . personal reminisce noes
of the Intlmato sKle of White House life.
The assassinations 'of Lincoln and Oar-
field,, various wedding at the White
I fouss, and the Impeachment of President
Johnson were nmona numerous events
w hich Colonel Crook recalled. In memoirs
of hln hslf century'of Whit House serv
He was tnken from the Washington po
lice force in1 1W and appointed President
Lincoln a bodyguard. Prior, to this ha
had served In the I'nlon ermv. ' He ac
rempanied Mncoln'on many of his walks
snd drives, and It waa his duty to watch
ever the president during public receptions-
Colonel Crook told often of how, on the
afternoon be for a Lincoln's asasaslnatlon.
the president had ootne to him In confi
dence and said that on three successive
nlghta he had had dreams which foretold
his murder. Crook thereupon begged tha
president not to go to the theater that
evening, aa planned. t Lincoln Insisted,
and furthermore would not hear of Crook
accompanying- him. He ordered Crook ta
go home and rest As they parted. Lin
coln failed to say "Good nlghf'-the only
time he ever failed .to ear It.- aald Crook.
Colonel Crook, also always maintained
that the substitute guard that night' be
came Interested: In the play and left his
post ot duty, iand that If he himself has;
bean 1 present. Booth would never have
entered the theater, box t shoot Lincoln.
' Carries! News 'to Johns.''
i It waa Colonel . Crook,' who,' during the
next administration, carried to President
.Johason !.! first news of hie acquittal
on Impeachment charge.' He served as
Johnson's bodyguard, and oa tha day tha
(verdict waa expected 'be' was1 on. and.
Khan he was told the newe he ran ail
e way from the capltol to the White
Heuse. The president's ey'ea filled with
tears.' and he gulped when Colonel Crook
burst In with the-tidings, later thanking
him warmly for hia trouble.
I Colonel ' Crook waa unusually - aloe to
President Orant and the members of hi
family, ' and in 1KT0 he ' waa appointed
"executive clerk to tha president of the
United Btates.' Later, In 1S77, ' President
Orant made him disbursing officer ef the
White House, the position he held during
the succeeding- administration It waa
during the Grant hdmlqlstratlon that life
at tha White House 'began' to be more
ceremonial, '"'.,.. '
Colonel Cropk told 1 how .he . drove
lOulteau, President Garfield's asaaastn,
away from . the. White House on oocaa
lona before he finally suooeeded ta kill
ing tha president. Qulteau had been ao
oustomed to go Into Oie reception room,
ssk after tha health of the president,
stay a short time and Have.. II became
obnoxious one day, and orders were given
to keep him away. On live morning of
the assassination' tha man returned to
ask about the president' health, and
Crook waa' worried, whea ha heard oil
the affair. . The president waa not told
of hia, fears, however, ajid in one of
hia booka of White House memories.
Cook telle how ha found Oexfield turn-
'tng hand springs with hia sons that
I morning. , . . ' , , ,
I 1 Made Sqalrrel Beast for GarflelsL '
j Crook waa ta one of the White House
windows, when Oerfiali was brought
back after being shot The president was
conscious and waved hia band to a group
of WiUte House employee.. .Warren - BL
Young, another veteran White House em
ploye, ; and friend of Crook, 'waa with
Garfield, when hs dlsd, and gava the
first announcement to the world. While
the' president ' was still hovering between
Ufa - and death. Crook heard that he
would be helped by souls' squirrel soup,
so he obtained a special permit, aho)
some squirrels, and supplied tha soup,
' Colonel Crook saw five White House
marriag-as. Ha ooUected letter and other
motueotoe of the vartuue preeidenta un
der whom ha served. ' Including note
from all tha prescient, who pok In
tha highest terms Qf his faithfulness and
abilities, ' Oa the 'occasion of' hia fifth
anniversary of sntsrtnc the White House
servloa) which he - celebrated.' ' January,
191&. he 'waa presented 'with a beautiful
cane, given by President Wilson and
members of the White IJousa staff. .-
Berlin Papers Avoid ,
Comment on Case or
Grain Ship Fry e
BERLIN. .March 1A By Wireless to
Bayvllle, N. T.) Berlin newspapers give
much space to tbe report from tha United
States eonoerclng the arrival at Newport
New 'of the Oerman oonvarted cruiser
Prlns Eitel Fried rich, aad particularly to
tbe slnklna by the erulser ot the Amer
ican ship WUliaro P. Frya Much promi
nence is glvea to a London dispatch al
leging that American publlo opinion la
wrought up on aocount of the destruction
of tha Frye.
In the absence of definite or of tidal In
formation uo . comment is made by any
EAST Afld. VEST
Operatiom Around Fnasnysx and La .
.. Bassee Expected to' Grow Into
ACTIVITY m THE DAUDAUXLLES'
t . ...... ?
Allied' Fleets' Continne Podnding i
Away at Defenses of Approach
DISEASE EAMPANT ' IN1 SEMI A '
i . t ;
The Day's War News
PRKNCH ' mlalatry at 'snsvriaa mti
hesnbeiraliHeat . of -ha ' narsle-'
oelleawaa eontisisieg yeaterday,
hat leave ta elewM ths suosmint af '
dame tnflirted cm the Tvrklah ,
forttfleatlesie. 1 !
GBRMAN MOVF.MRWT la. arthera '
PolaaS Is .developing raalsly,
slaaa prereat a farther arrases :
ssj the aaeratt ef their oHU
fled llae. Tha Raaalaa war efflee 1
reports that tha Weisiss 'sSrsse
oa Praaaaya. aald hy Serlla. yes
terday ta , have hera aeshed
wlthla twa aa aae-half swllea '
the city, haa bee a checked.
TlTRKlSEt ARHIKS la . Tarklsh Ar- ,
saeala, elaasr the niaclc ae aad .
aarthwaetara Perela, ' have , aas
talaea! 'farther, defeats. , la , Ar
metla the Rasalaas captarrd h .
attra Tsurklsh battery slbA la pVr- .
ela, ,tha , Tarka were aataiw torn- '
U ta fall hack.
BRITISH ARMT mm tha wrevtera bat- r
tl froat la atlll atteaaatlagr ts.fiia ,
lorwara, aad thaa ta,G7ataa ef- .
forte ta drlT It haaik aaaareatly
GERMAN war afflea aaates that the
w attack la aerthera Polaad has
thaa far hea eaeeaaafwl asS that '
ha Basal am hare hm-eoasBllaS t
ta taU .haek heyoad tha Iskr river. ,
, ,, j j . . 11 ,t ' 1 ; ; : : 1 1
LONDON,' March 18. In tha east '
the battle of ; Pnasnygg' now In . J ta .
opening) stages, ; and ia' .tha vr't. the
operationa around - La, Eaasee,'.whro ;
tha Germans afe'raaaetnr troops io
at endeavor to regain the ground' re- -centljr
taken, by British . and Jndlar. .
eonUageata,' are espected to d avoids
Into areaU of military ' importsncr
flarlag. tha coming week'r"'T : v
' The allied fleet meaaUrhe ft cefi-"
ilnnln Us efforts to orce the atraits,
of tbe.Dardaoelloji, tha bambardjcent
hgviag bn renewed Wednesday and '
Thursday;-- The allies,' however,' do '
not, claim , that, any more Important t
forts have been reduoed. Much de
pend on th weather, and the bom
bardments of thl week ' have ,baen
hampered, by , ucfavor&bie i weather
conditions. . Plana aregolng forwad,
bowever.'for extensive land opera-,
tlons when the time cornea, .and
franco is. today concentrating forcea
In North Africa for this purpose. 'A
.art of this expedition already Is on
its way. ' ','. y 1 ;
Tarka Says Little Dasaaaja Doac. '
Belated dispatches from Constantinople
oontlnue to gat through to- London. They
all assert that the allied fleet had not
up to last Saturday dona any ' grea,t
damage to the TurkUh -forta. ' The fir
of tha ship waa described aa scattrred
and Ineffective. The latest of these" pies
sage refer exclusively to the bombard
ment of Sunday, March 7, the British and
French official versions 'of Which' were
published last Tuesday.
British military writera agree that the
recant flghtlnc near La Bassee was the'
moat important In which the British
force, have been engwaad eince, Tpres- .
There la considerable apeoulatlon ,n
England aa to what has happened to the
Serbian army, concerning which . nothing
haa bean heard In weeks. The offlctal an
nouncements from Nlsh ceased aometirae
ago, and It la not known what. If any,
operations the Serbian array la engaged
in. Disease la rampant throughout Ser
bia, aocordlng- to special new dispatches,
one of which describe thl sinister at
tack aa far worse than the first Austrlajt
Invasion. The city of Nlah Is said to be
overcrowded with sick aad dying. Every
where hospital conditions are pltonoutly
Inadequate and the country .face devas
tation worse thaa war.
Thirty Thousand ;
. Japanese Troops on
- - the Way to China
PEKTVCI. China, Isareh li The Chi
nese government haa official Information
to the erect that tha aecond Japanese
squadron, conveying twa divisions of au
proximately S3, fro soldiers, haa sailed for
Tha forwaxdin of these troop will in
crease the number of Japanese sold its
In the garrisons la China to nearly o.
The new troops will be distributed in
Manchuria, Shantung. Tien Tsin and Han
kow, where the present forcea at th .
Japanese garrisons number nearly aO,V.
It was made knWa ta Tokio itvtml
day ago that new foveas ot troops woul.i
he dispatched ta the Japanese rarrkon
In China. Tha explanatioa waa glvsn that
this waa merely a sbUtiag of troops such
as I made at rerular Intervals, and it
was understood that the troops now In
China would be withdrawn ou u.e arrive)
ot the naw fvroe. Subsequently, how
ever, it was Intimated that the gsrrLon
now on duty would be retained pendlru
the settlement of th difference. wM.-u
have arisen consequent to th pret'iit.
fj n by Japan of demands upoa China,
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