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f Daily i Owl Th DW Ron. War Photos Begs of Tben ASL TFE WEATHER. Cloudy VOL. XUV NO. 232. OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 16, .191S-TEN PAGES. Om Tretea aa si Kotel St ewe . Itaade, SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. Omaha Bee J HE DRESDEN IS SUNK NEAR "ROBINSON CRUSOE11 ISLAND German Cruiser Hunted Oat of Hid . ing in Waters of the South and . Sent to Bottom by Brit- 'ish Fleet. SHIP HAULS DOWN ITS COLORS Scene of Battle Off Juan Fernandez Isle, About Four Hundred Miles from Mainland. TWO RAIDERS LEFT ON SEA LONDON, March 15. The Brit ish admiralty announced v tonight . that i the German cruiser Dresden had been sunk. The sinking ot the Dresden was announced by the admiralty tonight in the following atatement: , "On March 14, at 9 a. m.. His Ma jesty's Ship Glasgow, Captain John Luce, R. N.; His Majesty's auxiliary cruiser Orama, Captain John R. Se grave, R. N and His Majesty's Chip Kent, Captain John D. Allen, C. B., R. N., caught the Dresden near Juan Fernandez Island. Haola Down Color. "An action ensued and after fiva minutes' fighting the Dresden hauled dawn Its colors and displayed the white flsg. It waa much damaged and set on fire, and after It had been burning- for aoma time It magazine exploded and it sank. "The crew waa saved. Fourteen badly wounded Germane are betas landed at Valparaiso. "There were no British casualties and no damage to the ships." Two Roldere Left. The sinking of the Dresden leaves at large on the high aeaa.v so far as Is known, only two German war vessels the cruiser Karlsruhe, last reported as oper ' a ting hi the West Indies, and the auxil iary cruiser, Kronprlns Wllhelm, which Is still raiding commerce in the south At lantic. The Dresden was a member of the German squadron which was defeated by the British off the Falkland islands Jtt TVMmhr. Tt'waa t Vi nnlv am nf flt-A German warships to escape. The Dres ' , den was said to have fled to the west ward, but there had been no reports of its whereabouts since that time. Hiding la Bar. it was reported unofficially to have been seen In the Straits ot Magellan and . later to be In hiding In one of the bays , on the Chllaq coast. '' ' The Dresden wss a sister ship at Ike , inw3 cjnaoo, ,waxn was awna in Tfta Indian ocean. . ...,. ,.- Juan Fernandes Island, near Which the Dresden waa finally finally run down, Is a Chilean '-dependency In the Pacific ocean, about -400 miles off the mainland. -The solitary residence on- Juan Fer nandes Island for four years of a Scotch man named Alexander Selkirk Is sup posed to ' have formed the basis of De Foe's tale "Robinson Crusoe." I Carried Hnerta. At the outbreak ot the war tie Dresden was assigned to the West Indies station and Just prior to the beginning of hos tilities It took Victorlano Huerta, who had resigned as provisional president of Mex ico, from Puerto Mexico to Jamaica. Little waa heard of it until the battle oft the Falkland islands. Late In August It ' sank the ' British steamer Hyades off the coast ot Brssll. The Dresden, a ivesae! of 3,600 tons, was no match for the. battle cruiser In the" fleet ot Vice Admiral Sir Frederick Sturdee In the battle off the Falkland Islands and -after the destruction of the Scharnhorst, Gn'etsenau, Lelpslg and Nurnberg, it steamed away and escaped its pursuers In the darkness. Since that time both British and Japanese warships nave searcnea persistently but lor more than three months the cruiser eluded pursuit, - ' The Dresden armament' was compara tively Sght- It carried 10.4-Inch guns, eight five pounders, four machine guns and two torpedo tubes. It was 893 feet long. Its complement was 321 men. The Weather Forecast till T p. m. Tuesday: For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity Partly cloudy; not much change In temperatur , . Teasperatares at Onika Yesterday. Hours. Dg a a. ra.... B a. m T a. m.... 8 a- m.... 1 a. ra.... I a. m.... II a. m.... 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O, 'Retrtei dispatch" trofa Berlin' by" way'of 'Am sterdam Quotes the German minis ter of the interior ando vice chancel lor; Clemens Del Brueck, as declar ing In speech in the upper cham ber Germany's intention to continue the war until it obtained the guar antees it desired. . "If we were satisfied merely with repelling the enemy," said the vice chancellor, "we should. Boon have peace; But we cannot rest satisfied with that alone; we shall notl sheathe the , sword until we obtain guarantees that our enemies will not attack , us again. Discussion of these guarantees at the present , mo ment. would not further German in terests.. ''. - ' .. ; ' ' Foe .Itepeatedly Beaten.'' "Our enemies have been repeatedly de feated . by our unconquerable troops,'' continued the vice chancellor, "and they are now going to try to starve us, wag ing war against our women and children, instead of our armies snd fleets." After reference, to the great Industrial, agricultural and economic resources of .Germany.' he seld: "Ve are organised from top to. bnttoin jnd bound together by a fixed purpose. Those who are com pelled 'to remain at home- will also do their best to contribute to the victory. ' What Thry Want. "France wants the province she lost In '71, Kuxslu wants to make' a province of Tru'stla; England', want tu destroy German commerce an. sea power. But what . our . enemies liaVe t.complUhed- the loss of the areata.- part of our colo nies i without declslv-; Influence on tho war. , , "On the other hand, Belgium, a great industrial section or France and part ot Russian Poland are In our possession. There: are no enemies on German soil; all their efforts to crujh Germany have been frustrated. ". New Move of Italy Presages Trouble 15- The ROME (Via I'arls). March Italian minister of ' posts and telcgraphe today Issued ordera suspending the ex- change of telegraphic money orders alth Austrla-llungsry. Orders were , Issued suppressing the traveling-postof flee 'en trains bound for tho Austrian. ! GARRISON URGES STATE TO SUPPORT THE GUARD tFrom a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, March 15. (Special. A tel egram ..sent . to Governor Moreliead by Secretary of - War Garrison, Intervening In behalf ef the Nebraska - Nstlonal Guard, was given out today. . The tone of the nieasage Is firm In call ing attention to the duty owed by Ne braska and other ststes to the nation at large. In maintaining - an adequate na tional guard. Aa the appropriation bill now stands, and will ataud In all probability unices the senate cornea to the rescue, the guard appropriation is " alashed Just- half of Its former six. NO WAY TO TREAT YICTIMS OF DRUGS- Diminishing Treatment Not Success ful it Belief of Committee Con- . sidering ftuestion. . ' ' MUST CUT, OFF THE SUPPLY i : Committees of. toe; Douglas, county "board, the Nebraska' Humane so - dety. City Commissioner A. C, rfu- gel and County Physician Lee Van Camp, which considered, the ' prob- lera of disposition of "dope fiends" yesterday afternoon, unanimously approved methods previously VBfd by the county, decided to drop the proposal to place victims in a hospi tal and attempted to reform three men who declared they desired to be aided. Stories of their downfall and suf- ferlngs and vain attempts to' reform, tAld K thaA wlAtiwia -ear la a yi noAfl I ivm v j iii txj v rviuia Eiu aicau u ojv drugs frpm one to thirty years, were the features of the' day. When they were finished, all . the members ex cept Dr. Van Camp confessed that their Ideas had undergone a cbmplete change. The conference, which waa composed of strom, " County Commissioners John C. Presbyterian, Rev. Arthur J. Morris of Lynch, Henry UlcDonsld and Frank Best. ImmnurI BPt'st. Rev. J. R. Beard of City Commissioner ,Kuge and Vr. Van C'ntrsl Park Congregational and Rev., Campy-tTeclded unanimously that any ef-!Tn,,ma Evans of Grace United Evangel fectlvo remedy must le in the nature of a j lc'- ' ' "' How at tho source of supply of Illicit' At th" regular meeting the union en drugs, plans to accomplish which were : "Ofsed a proposed campaign for prohlbl- outllned, but Were not mode public. . A resolution asking the legislature to pass, with thtf emergency clause, a pend ing law forbidding aale of dope, designed to aaslst the enforcement of the federal statute already In effect, was adopted.. Treatment Haa Ka Effect. It waa after the conference . to bring "fienda" from tho county .Jail, where many have. been confined for the last six j weeks, for personal talks, that It reached practical conclusions. Prior, to-thst sev eral members . believed , treatment In a hoapitol, where victims might receive a Contlnued-on Page Three, Column Two.) Hunt Man Charged With Dual Murder ABKRDEKN, 8. D.. March U.-George A. Carlaw, manager of , the Dakota Cen tral Telephone eompany at Sleseton, 8. I D.. for the laat ten vp.n la y.inm searched for, charged'Kwltti the murder j of his wife and daughter some time Sat- urday. The bodies were not discovered until Sunday sight. , , The bodies of Cailaw's wife and daugh ter were found on a bed. They had -been struck over the head with a heavy tele phone wrench and stabbed with a butcher knife. Tli motive for the crime Is jiot known. Carlaw la believed to hare fld to Can ada. An auditor for the telephone com pany alio txptn an examination of the books Friday aaid he had found short ages. Palmer Will Head Court of Claims WASHINGTON. March II.-Former Representative A. Mitchell Palmer of Pennsylvania haa been selected by Presi dent Wlleon for chlf Justice of the I'nited States court of rlaima to aucoeed Judge Charles B. Howry, whoae reaigna tton Is te take effect April t SECRET REPORT ON THE YICE INQUIRY OP TO MINISTERS Wednesday Executive Session Will Listen to What the Committee , Lopg at Work Will Have to Say. PROMISE TO STARTLE TOWN Sensational Disclosures May Be Made After Committee Reports ( Its Findings.' HIGH AND LOWE HAVE VIEWS A report of alleged conditions ot vice and nonenforcement ot law id Omaha that "will open things up in a startling way," according to some local pastors, will be made by a spe cial vice commtttee and considered at a special secret meeting of the Omaha Ministerial Union next Wed nesday at 4 p. m according to agreement ot the preachers at their regular monthly meeting at the Voung Men's Christian association. "It is very interesting," said one minister, in speaking ot the coming report; "also highly' important and most vital at this time." , Be port Losg Delayed. Thus a probe Into alleged law violations In Omaha and the supposed relation ot the city commissioners thereto, which was atarted last November and has been pend ing ever since, Is finally going to be re ported. ' " ' Militancy of certain pastors on the sub ject, combined with the near approach of the city commission primary and elec tion, is supposed to - account - for the union's doolslon to hear its committee's report and act on It It Is also rumored that the nature, of the committee's find ings caused Its members to insist upon being heard". lllah and I.owe Talk. "I actually saw two polioemen in uni form drinking liquor' in a bootlegging joint after 9 p. m.," said Rev. F. A. High, superintendent of the Antt-flelooa league. 'That is a sample of the contents iff the report the committee will . make. Wa know the numbers of the boosing officers, too," ' ' "1 spent considerable time and money Investigating along those lines," said Rev. Titus Lowe, pastor at the "First Methodist church. He was originally chairman of the vice committee. "I withdrew from that lovely little opmmlttea when I thought It waa time for us to- act and the ! ethee rAmmlHJuimM AiAn't iaa wltk me. -But I am not going to. make a re- ' 2 ot W and I don't expect a , minority renort 4rona the eoiftmltte. It ' wtij .wpab!y agree on I .g.:t.. ' ..... v.u, ! " """"I w" " Wce wnitha, or not his expenditure of money la his Independent invest tgations, tncude the j Phase of Uqupr as cvldenca ot law violations. He Is known to have visited I various nlace's In the underworld with 'other ministerial sleuths while investi gating. f After the Ministerial union" voted) to hold a special meeting to hear the com- mlttee's report. Rev.' Charles E. Cobbey of the First Christian church moved and. Rev.. Mr. High seconded that the meeting be a secret one.' Rev. -F. P. Ramsay of jpoep, ,wrecy but the union voted stroptfly for It. A puhilo statement of Ibi action will be given out later, said Rev. A. C. Douglass, who Is president of the union and pastor ok the First United Presbyterian church. y Mem here of the Committee. Members of the vice committee In clude Rev. C. N. Dawson,' pastor of Diets Memorial Methodist church, chair man: Rev. .E. H. Jenks of the First th,, to made In Nebraska, probably at the next election. The Billy Sunder ra. vvsl, which has been postponed till, next fait, was also endorsed again by the paa- lors. Eipel Member from Colorado, Assembly DENVER, Colo.. March U.-Repreeent-atlve W. W. nowland was expelled from membership In the general assembly to day on a charge of perlury. This action waa taken when the house adopted the report of tha special ccmmlttea which Investigated charges that Howland re ceived a package of money February t. The committee's request to be contin ued to make further investigation was spproved. The report was presented by Spoaker P. B. Steward, who moved Its adoption. y Omaha' magnificent hotel facilities fit all require ments. A new million dol lar fireproof hotel, erected as a public enterprise, can satisfy the most fastidious; and another new hotel is soon to open. At the same time the older hotels offer all the varied accommoda tions called for according' to the demands or means of the traveling public. iA)SjA t ..TUBS. .'..'.- I T H (" AT E'CI I y-Of'TH & W ST Kitchener Tells Lords Ammunition Supply Is Now a Serious Problem LONDON. March ll-ecretary ot War Earl Kitchener gave a brief review of the wr situation In the House of Lords this evening. He said that only trench fight Ing had been possible for many weeka past, but that this had not affected the morale f the British troope. Recent oc currences In the fight around Neuvo Chappele and Fpinetto shwd how suc cessfully tha British troops have been able to take the offensive. He referred to the gallantry shown by the soldiers of India and he spoke euloglatlcally or the French army, which, he said, had made important progress at various points along the line, especially In Champagne. The situation in the Dardanelles waa well In hand, tha speaker declared, but he waa unable to aay any more than haa ap peared In tha preaa. Frogreas in equipping Britain's new armies had been seriouely hampered by failure to get sufficient labor, and the neceaeary factory facilities. He said: , 'The supply of war materia is now and for the next month or two will be a serious consideration. It is causing me serious anxiety. It is absolutely essen tial that the output of ammunition must ba increased. To do so is of the utmost Importance to the operations In the field." Continuing Earl Kitchener urged firms in certain lines to place their spare labor and machinery at the disposal of the gov ernment He said he considered that the men engaged in supplying munitions were BRITISH ORDER IN COUHCIUS ISSUED Neutral Cargoes Bound for German Ports Will Be Deflected to Brit ish or French Ports. WILL SEIZE OUTBOUND GOODS LONDON, March 15. The British order In council decreeing retaliatory measures on the part of the govern ment to meet the declaration of the Germans that the waters surrounding the United Kingdom are a military area, was made public today. The text of the order In council fol lows: , "Whereas, The German government has Issued certain orders which, in violation of the usages of war, purport to declare that waters surrounding theTTnlted King dom are a military area la which all British and allied merchant vessels will he destroyed, irrespective of the safety and the lives of the passengers and the crews, and in which neutral shipping will be exposed to similar danger In view of tha uncertainties ot naval warfare. "And ( Whereas, In tho memorandum accompanying the said ordera, neutrals are warned against entrusting crews, passengers es- feeds to British or allied ships. y.,.-, , ...-.y.- "And Wheraasi Such attempts en' the part of the enemy te give to his majesty aa unquestionable tight ot retaliation. "And Whereas, His majesty has there, fore decided to adopt further measures in erder to prevent commodities of any kind from reaching or leaving Germany, although such measures will be enforced without risk to neutral ships or the neu trsl or non-combatant life, and in strict obrcrvanos of the dictates of humanity. Stataa ot Nentral Caravore. '"And! whereas, the allies of his majesty are associated with him In tho steps now to be announoed fori restricting further the commerce of Germany, his majesty is therefore pleased by and with the ad vice ot his privy council to order, and It la hereby ordered, as tollows: "First, no merefcam vessel which aalled from its port of departure after March 1, WIS, shall be allowed to proceed on its voyage to any German port unleaa this vassal receives a pass enabling it to pro ceed to some neutral or allies' port to be named In the pass; the goods on board aay such vessel must be discharged In a British port and plared In custody of the marshal of the prise court Goods so discharged. If not contraband of war. shall. If not requisitioned for tha use of his majesty, be restored by order of the court upon such terms aa the court may in the circumstances deem to ba just to the persons entitled thereto. "Second, no merchant vessel which sailed from any German port after March 1. 191S, shall be ' allowed to proceed on Its voyage with any goods on board, laden at such port All goods laden at suoh porta must be discharged in a Brit ish or allied port. Goods so discharged In a British port shall be placed in the custody of the marshal of the prise court, and If not requisitioned for the use of his majesty, ahall ba detained or sold under tha -direction of the prise court. The proceeds of the goods so sold shall ba paid in to the court and dealt with In such a manner aa the court may la the clreumstanees deem to be just, provided that no proceeds of the sale of such gooda shall ba paid out ot the court until the oonnlualon ef peace, except on tbe application of a proper officer of the crown, unless It ba shown that the goads had become neutral property before the lasuanoa of this order, and provided also that nothing herein shall prevent tha re lease . of noutral property laden at such enemy's port on the application of the proper officer of the crown. Property Coaalaaed Enemy. "Third. Every merchant vessel which sailed from Its port on or after March 1, 1915, on ita way to a port other than a German port and carrying gooda with an enemy destination, or which are enemy property, may be required to discharge such goods In a British or allied port. Any gooda so discharged In a British port shall be placed in the cuatody of the marshal ' of the prise court and unless they are contraband of war, shall. If not requisitioned for the use of his majesty, be restored by sn order ot the court upon such terms aa the court may In the cir cumstances deem to be justified to tha person entitled thereto and provided that this article shall not apply In any case falling within articles S and 4 ot this order. "Fourth. Every merchant vessel which ! sailed from a port other than a tierman port after March 1. KUS and having on board goods which are of enemy origin, or are enemy property, may be required .Continud on Page Three, Cul. Thiee.) serving their country aa much as the men In the field and that a medal would be Issued to workers on munitions of war on the successful termination of hostil ities. The health of the British troops was re markable good, was another declaration made by the war secretary and a striking testlmeny to the value of inoculation. Speaking of the Russian campaign. Earl Kitchener remarked that the German at tacks were either well held or had been driven back. In conclusion the speaker said the gov ernment waa considering arrangements by which armament firms should come under government control and their em ployes reap some of the beneflta which the war had automatically brought to their employers. derma Official Report. BERLIN. March l&.-(By Wlreleaa to Payvltle.l The German War office today gave out a report on the fighting which reads as follows: "The baths at Westende were shelled yesterday without effect by two gun boats of the enerov. ' "The number of Russian prisoners from engagementa to the north ot the Augus towo forest has been Increased by &.400. Strong Russian .attacka to the north and to the northeast of Prsasnyes reaulted In failure and the enemy's loasea were heavy. South ot the Vistula there haa been no change." BRITAIN'SnREPLY IS ABSOLUTEREFUSAL England Rejects American Tlea for Compromise in Sea War of European Nations. REASONS PREVIOUSLY GIVEN LONDON, March lB.The Brit ish Foreign office delivered today to Ambassador Page Its reply to the American note proposing to Great Britain and Oermany the , with drawal of the German submarine blockade provided England would permit food to reach German civilians.- Great Britain's reply la an ab solute refusal. The foreign office also delivered to the ambassador Great Britain's reply to tbe Amertcan note inquir ing for further Information In re gard to the measures to be taken by the allied powera to cut off trade to and from Germany. '. The reply to this note Is based largely upon the order in council which was Issued today,,, . , Great Britain's 'refusal to accept I the American proposals to this conn 'try and Germany Is due to the rea- sons outlined several days ago. Mother Waited Two Hours for Beacliey Before Death Told SAN FRANCISCO, March 16.-A hun dred and sifty miles an hour was tha speed Lincoln Beachey, . killed here y s terday, estimated he could get out of tha monoplane whose collapse sent him to blstleath. Btachcy lived with his moth r in a cottage In the Sunset district, south of Golden Gate park. Kat h day when he waa to fly the mother would post her self at a nearby corner commanding a view of the boulevard along which his automobile ' always bore him on his r -turn home. There she would remain sometimes for severs! hours before the aviator returned from the scene of hla aerial feats. Bh was waiting yesterday, two hours after the tragedy at' the exposition grounds, before a friend arrived to break the nowa. DAYTON, O., Much 16. Wlllam C Beaohey, fath r of Lincoln Beachey, baa not been told ot his son's death. Mr. Beaohey Is a ward of tha National Mili tary home here, but is now on a fur lough viaiting frienda at Lebanon. Tbe parent Is totally blind and la In such a physical condition that frienda today fear to break the ' news . to him. Lincoln B achey visited bis father at the home last August. Heavy Cannonading HeardOf f Dunkirk PARIS. March 11 Violent cannonading is going on at a point to the northeast of Dunkirk, .according to a dispatch from that seaport to the Havaa agency. The belief in Dunkirk is that a British squadron la bombarding the Saad dunes around Nleuport, YANKTON WOMAN HAS THROAT CUT TANKTON. 8. D., March IC-ISpaoial Telegram.) Mrs. Alexander J. Thomas, wife ot a market gardener, walked Ipto Sacred Heart hospital at S o'clock laat night with throat- and ohaek out and windpipe severed. She reported that a negro named Ed Jackson had attempted to asaauit her. Mrs. Thomas la In a very serious condition. County and city of ficers hunted all night for Jarksoa and today the man hunt continues. GOVERNOR SUGGESTS BILL ... CHANGING PROBATE LAWS (From a Staff Correapendnt) LINCOLN, March 11 5pecisJ. Gov ernor Morehead sent a special nteeeege to the legislature Monday suggesting that a bill be paaaed authorising banks ta act as trusteea. guardian, admlnlatrators and executor of estates. Ha said he waa doing this by request, but gave it his'eti dorsement. Vnrtt-r tha national laws tha governor stated banks have this privi lege. . GREAT GERMAN HOST GATHERING NEAR VISTULA Decisive Conflict is Expected Soon Unless Directions of Teutonic Offensire Undergoes Had-, ical Change. - SITUATION MYSTIFIES EXPERTS . - i i ii Central Poland VUj Again Become Scene of Movement Aimed at Warsaw. RUSS ADVANCE IN CARPATHIANS The Day's Wat News BRITISH KOVfcllSMRXT' plan. In eo-operetlen with Ita allies, ef rat. Has of trade la and from Germany- has been annauneed Ii London. It rontalne drastic pro visions, not only tor fcnldlag if ships to and from l.erman porta, hat for ronflscattoa ef groad of f.ermaa origin ' ar destination which are shipped front ' aeatrat ports. Vnder thle decree the civ ilian poaalatlaw at Germany well aa the army will he rat eft from any form of aTeraeae traffic, aa far aa It Ilea within the power ' of the altlea to bring thle about. OFFICIAL WAR. REPORT show (hat flahtlnac of lacreantng; vio lence Is In progress la the west. The Berlin statement - Indicates that the Ruestans arc making stroaar efforts to repulse the .new Merman advance on Prsasnyes. At STHO-OFRMAN forcee la fialleU are attempting; to relieve Prae. "rsi. PARIS NKWSpAPRn pabllehee a re. port , that oaf ore hla resignation rretnter Venlealoa at Ore ere of fered S, OOO men to the entente rowers for tha Dardanelles expe dition. Balsrarla la reereeeated aa , considering; the expediency of en tering tha war, hot aa feeing aa. decided whether la aaeh event It woald aaalat Tarhey or Ita ' op- poaeata. VOlTIVCt TtRKS, wader whoae lead, ereklp Turkey went Into the war, are said to find their present post. 'an In Conalantlnoplo a. dlftiealt one, and one report 'front Greek eoarcee ears they 'may flee front the capital. -! ' BRITISH ADMIRALTY announce that the a team ere Flore san, Head lands and llnrtdale, prevtoaely re. I ported torpedoed, have alt gone to tha feotteat. '.'.,-. ' - - L- IV rRaSCB' X!o BEtMUM,'ffVn. alee ssemtlesa at pvoaent reef oaleflr with tho allies, wheaa actlvttlee arc Interpreted la Lou. 'r aa. preliminary to a general attack la the sprlag. LONDON, March 15. Mystery en-' velopes the progress of Field . Mar shal Von Hindenbur's latest 'advance Into Poland, but It Is the opinion of British observers that tbe vast forced along the line from the Klemen to, the Vistula cannot much , longer 'be kept from decisive contact unless the direction of the German offensive undergoea a radical change. -. At present the meager Information coming through of the operations In th eastern arena Indicates that tha Germans have beeen successful In the forest of Augustowo, . whence the Russians have fallen bacic under tha guns of Grodno. Further to the south In the Mlawa re gion, tha German advanoa ha hn stayed and tha Russians are .initiating an advance oa the northern bank of the Vistula in the direction ef Ploek. as tha Germans are concerned, howeve all of these movements may be abandoned snd central Poland again become the Beans of a determined attack on Warsaw It 1 recalled that Field Marshal von Htndanburg never haa bean fond of :nov. m far from fcia tinea ot rail communtca. tloa. , j". i In the Carpathians the Russians appar ently are abandoning their defensive atti tude, for they are making desperate coun ter attacks oa tho Auatrtans with the greatest suocesa, according to official an nouncements from Petrograd. The region of tha principal Russian offensive Ii near Lupkow pass. Iter the Russians clsim heavy captures In prisoners and runs. On tha other hand. Vienna reports tha failure of Russian counter attacks snd tha taking of many Russian prisoners as a result of bluer night fighting in the Carpathians. .' . Last night's Parta official announcement said tha British success at Neuve Ch. pallo was mora substantial than had been reported;, that the French were making themselves secure In now imha i- ,k. Champagne country gad that the aerial Domoarament of Westende had beeu ef fective Zerbal Appointed Warden at Atlanta Federal Prison WASHINGTON, March 15.-Frederlck Zerbst, deputy warden at Leavenworth federal penitentiary, has been . cboeen for warden of tbe penitentiary at Altan'.i. succeeding Warden Moyer. The appoint ment will be effectiva April 1 Attorney General Gregory aald today there waa no political signlflcanca fat the removal of Moyer. "I don't know of any harder thing tha n to find a good warden," said tbe attorney general. Ton don't want a aickly senti mentalist nor do you want a brute.- You need a man who understands human as ture, who Is the sort who will get t know hla prisoners, something of their history and who will at tha earns Urn ba a capable executive and one whs will enforce dtsclpliae."