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VpL. XUV NO. 234.
OMAHA, TIIUliSDAY MOKXINH, MAKCH 18, UU.WnVKLVK lAOKS.
Oa Trtlai sad at
lotsl Msws Btaada. go.
SIXdLE COPY TWO CEKTS.
WORK IN OMAHA
; POSTOFFICE IS
TO BE SWITCHED
Roper Sends to Wharton Orderi (or
New Plan of Operation Under
- the Two Division
MANY CHANGES IN THE FORCE
Woodard to Have Charge of Finance
Department, with Nothing to
' Do with the Hails.
KLEFFNER OVER THE CARRIERS
(From a Staff Cbrrespondent.)
WASHINGTON, March 17. (Spe
cial Telegram.) First Assistant
Postmaster General Roper today
mailed to Postmaster John C. Whar
'ton of Omaha the complete report
and rocouirnendatlorra of the Inspec
tors who recently conducted air1n-
vestigatlon ot the postofflce" service
In that city. The report is accom
panied by a detailed letter of in
structions for putting the recommen
dations Into effect.
What Plan Meaae.
'. The two division plan ot organisation
will at onee become operative. Postmas
ter Wharton becomes the active executive
of the poetof flee,- supported by two chief
lieutenants In change respectively of
malls and of finances.
. Assistant Postmaster James I. Wood a id
Is relieved f all general supervision and. rami ig from 3 to 2i years od Three or
connection with the mailing end of tho:thj smallest we.e baie.'ooted, their led
service, so that he may act as euperin-J a lowln j sores from fros. bites,
tendent ot finance. ; j stcnart described his erforts for twenty
The resignation of H. C. Akin as postal 1 venrii to hnv a farm home. beBlnnluu in
cashier la accepted. In this division of
h w.ntrtff rMinolaa V U'lIU nnntlnllnii ,
w " -j
In charge of the money order and postal
savings with the title money order
' - The Omaha poetoffice la given the ad
ditional position of bookkeeper, which
Iryerl W. Barr has been promoted to fill.
His duties are regarded as most Im
portant under tha new plan, a all the
financial records of the postoffice will ba
In his charge,' and he will operate a new
"double check". . system ot accounting;
that greatly safeguards all transactions.
' Mettle Ilaadlea Mails.
The division 'of malls embracing all
work and operations relating" to Incoming
and outgoing malls, Including registered
and 'parcel poat mall, is placed under W.
J. Mettlcn, the present superintendent
of malls, with no change of title, but a
defiuite .assignment of complete respon
sibility to the postmaster tor all the work'
under bis control.. He .will ba (Assisted
' In 1Kl-eneral supervision by L. Proulx
and William J. Brown. -
'; .'Kleffne Over Carriers..
. Tha carrier force will continue in Im
medat charge of G. -J. Klaffner, under
the direction of the superintendent of
' The delivery system received especial
attention at the hands of the Inspectors,
and, as a result, the department has
called on Postmaster Wharton to Insist
on closer supervision of the carrier force
and, more scientific arrangement of their
working schedules. .
The stations and branches will -be In
spected more thoroughly and frequently
hereater, so that the postruaster . may
KCT-p in 1'iuBv luui'n -Willi bii imiia ui ins
, r baaes In tbe Rnlldlnar.
A number of alterations In the build
ing, having In view working sbort-cuts
and ' other service improvements, rec-
. nmmended liv the Inanertira. kav-hAn !
refciTed : by . the pos'maater general to
the Treasury department, which has
charge of federal buildings.
The ren,oval of the office of superin
tendent' of mails during the Inspection to
the northeast corner of the Inside, en
closure, so as to face on both the main
and north lobbies, is approved by the de
partment. Changes on the workroom
floor In equipment, and furniture recom
it.ended by the inspectors are approved.
These 'Simplify the mill handling opera
tions and advance the. receipt and dis
patch of -mail.
; The Weather
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicin
ity Fair; not much change In tempera
ture. Temperature at
6 a. m....
7 a. m...,
8 a. m....
10 a. m ...
11 a. m ...
1 p. m....
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M 44 44 41
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33 3i 40 Mi
, .00 -. T .U0
precipitation depar- !
turra from the normal:
Iefi'try fur Hie cay
Total deficiency sincv alarcb 1 M
Normal preopltatiun ' .04 Ini h
PeflrienCy for the day.. 04 Inch
Totnl rainfall since March 1.... 1.D7 Inrrte
I i vii ainee Man h 1 HI inert
Pefli-leney for or pr)nd. 1W4. .tio inch
Kxcras for Co, jyciiui, U! 1.70 inches
' Kea r4a twmtt,x Mattn ). T P. M.
Station and KU'A Temp. .Sigh- Kaln-
of Weather. T p. lb. est fall.
Clieyenne. part ri'titif..,. 4 4 44 .OS
IaveniKrt. cloudy 1 44
Iwnver, part cloudy 4K (4 .)
lea Molru-a, cloudy 40 44 juD
North flatte. part cloudy 42 4X .v0
Omaha, clear X 40 .
Puebio, nart cloudy. .w... SJ M .02
Itapid Tiiy, cloudy 40 44
Halt Lak flty, cloudy... M U . .00
rant 1, part cloudy..., Vi t .00
Mridan. clear..' M . ,o
io'ix ( Ur. loi!dy.., 0 . .)
alentlne. '4it.'ly :k jj -Wj
X iodkcaies tia-e of prcrlpitation.
U A. WELSH. Local t'oieeaater.
TENANTS SO POOR
THEY WOULD GIYE
Federal Commission Hears Two
Found in that Condition and
, Story of Typical Cotton
Farmer of Class.
RAGGED OFFSPRING WITH HIM
Witness Describes His Futile Strug
gle of Years to Get "Hooked
FAILS TO BECOME PROPRIETOR
DALLAS. Tex.. March 17. W. S.
Nobel, secretary of the Land League
of Texas, told the Federal Commis
sion on Industrial Relations today
that he had this week found two land
tenants in 'north Texas so poverty
stricken that they were offering to
give their children away. He testi
fled at the heariug on American farm
Nobel said he had found these ten
ants in a search for what he consid
ered, a typical example of the poorer
class of tenant farmers. Not believing
this typical, he said, he had brought
to Dallas as a voluntary witness, L.
T. ' tew'art, a farmer, whose experi
ences were more typical of some
fifty thousand tenant families In the
Children RfVldr ' lllm.
Stewart then took the stand. Beside l.lm
Bkt his wife and nix of hta eight children.
Arkansas and finally coming to Texas.;
. . . . . . t, . .
jiiier ms nrsi year a farming, i.v bhiu. :
sold his mules to "get square of debt"
for food. Next year ho boriowed a mul; j
"and came out $1.1 to the good on the I
year." Then he bought a small farm on
six years' time, but was forced to give I
it up lor lack of t to meet payments at i
the end of the first year.
After several years, he said, he got $-
ahead, whereupon ho immediately bought ;
an eighty-five acre farm in Arkansas. He j
did well, but two children died .and thejr j
doctors' bills cut into his savings so that i
be gave up the farm, unable to meet the
interest. He told the commission that
one year he had lost money when cotton
was T cents a pound, but that he saved
a little the next year when he received
only i cents a pound. He saved by re
duclng living expenses.
fa n't iio to Mrhool.
He said some times his wife ."got to '
town", .only fi"ii? .I ' w" years. Soma I
limes, ha- said, he had lived too fur from
a school house for his oldest boy to at
tend. Then when he lived hear town laer
on the boy -was ashamed to go on ac
count of his clothing.
Commissioner 'Walsh asked: "What do
you want your children to do?" .
"I had rather." replied Stewart, "that
they" -tie furmers. 1 think that Is the hap
piest life If you get hooked up right."
Getting "hooked up," Htcwart said, con
sisted of securing ownership of a plaie.
Mr Nobel, In Introducing, Stewart,, said
he believed his troubles typical of dlffl
cultlea which kept two-thirds of south
western tenants from buying farms. ,
Rector Kills Young
Woman Member of
Church and Himself i
MIAMI, Kla.. March 17. William Alfred
Tucker, rector of rU. Agnes Kpfaoopal
church here, late today shot and kiUed
Harriet Delaney, memler. of hla church,
ani then committed suicide.
Tucker yesterday was bound over to
the federal ccurt under 12,000 bond on a
charge of sending obscene literature
through the malls.
When arrulgned on the charge of vlolat
lrnhe postal law. Tucker waived pre
liminary examination 'and waa released on
hali furnlahed by members of Jils bon
gregullon. It was charged he sent letters
containing oblectionable matter to Miss
Dernberg Was Blown
Up by Its Own Crew
WASHINGTON, March 17.-Count
Bernatorff. ' the German- ambassador,
today received an official report that the
cruiser lreden was blown up by Its own
crew after having been attacked in neu
tral waters of Chile by British warships.
The official report added that British
hips began firing from a distance of S.009
meters, but that rather than be deatroyed
by the enemy's ships, the commander of
the Dresden chosa to save his crew and
abandon the vessel. The report came
from the German legation at Santiago,
AMERICAN BARK WRECKED;
SEVERAL LOSE THEIR LIVES
BERLIN. March 17 (by Wireless to
Sayvillc). An announcement today by
the Overseas News agency Indicates that
several men lost their Irvea In the wreck
ing of the American bark Pass of
Balmaha. which went ashore near Hylt.
one of the North Frisian Islands. Tha
announcement aays that seven members
of the crew were saved by life guards
from a coast patrol station.
GALVESTON, Tex.. March 17.-Th
Pi.ss of Balmaha, reported wrecked off
cne of tha North f'riaian islands, sailed
from New York" for Bremen with cotton
January 28 with a crew of taanty-eight,
Jts agenta here said today. The Berlin
report waa tha first intimation they had
Uat the vessel had been wrecked. It
had been held up by Hrltmh 'criiiai r. but
later allowed to proceed.
TRENCH DIGGING BY NEW ZEALANDERS in the
sands of Egypt's desert along the Sues Canal.
--riT n T---1t
McShane and. Friends Turning Leg
islature Over to Get Forty Cents
for Feeding Prisoners. ; i
SEVENTEEN CENTS AT PEN
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 17. (Special.)
It la evident that a great deal ot
work Is being done in a quiet way by
Sherirf McShane and hi friends for
the'passaga of two ljllls before the
legislature 4p.troduced -by -Hunte t
Douglas and numbered H. B. 632
and H. D. 633. Sheriff McShane
has been on the ground ievefal days,
as have others Interested in the pas
sage of the bills. They cover the
proposition .of feeding county pris
oners of Douglas county.
H. K. 5l;2 keeks to set the amount
which the sheriff and Jailers of the dif
ferent counties shall receive for feeding
What Hill tineclflee.
In order not to (antagonise tha sher
iffs of other counties, who recelvs W
cents per day for feeding the prisoners,
the statute is changed to road as fol
itivri: "I"or boiirdlng prisoners, where tbero
is an average per month of less than 100
prisoners per dsy. .DO cents, and where
there is an average rr month In such
jail of 100 prisoners or more per day,
cents or day.'.'
This is an amendment to the present
law.' which calls for a straight payment
of 60 cents per day without regard ta
number. f ' '
The companion hill simply changea the
old law paused In IMS, which allowed 7
cents per day. ,
Afferta Uuaarlaa foont.
' As Douglas county Is the only count;
which feed 100 or more prlaoners, the
change will only sffeet that county, and
the bill is Intended in a measure to sat
isfy the demands of Douglas county tax
payers who have been fighting the Jail
feeding proposition. '
As an instance of what prisoners can
be fed for where there Is a lartw num
ber, the steward of the state penlnp.
tlary figured up the cost per day. for
feeding prisonera at that, institution this
morning and announce that the average
coat Is 17 cents per day, and it is a well
known fact that the prisoners at ( the
state penitentiary are well fed and are
well satisfied with what they get.
Owner of Educated
Sued for $71,500
J.OB 'ANGEMCH. Cal., March 17.-Sulta
for I71.&00 damages have been filed against
H. W. knowlton of Paaadena, owner of
an educated Chimpanze. Mr. and Mra.
O. P. Llndlcy allege that the animal
eacuped March 17, 1914, from the Knowl
ton home, traveled two miles, entered
their home and threw their aon,- Milton,
aged . 10, against a bed, dlaabllng him
ATTACKS "GIRL HE LOVED
AND HER FATHER; KILLED
MITCHELL, H. D., March IT. Charles
tUieble. a farm hand, was shot and killed
by J. T. Sledge last night after a des
lerate struggle between the two men at
the Pledge home, four miles north of
Hledge and liUw U-year-old daughter,
t'hioe Ptadge, are at a local hospital suf
fering from bullet wounds Inflicted by
g treble. i
treble hsd been discharged by pledge
sud it til believed that he was Infatuated
Ith the daughter.
4 . , . . . V - i. ' ... I
Reception and Musicale at Mrs. J
Metcalf'i Last Evening for
' : the Visitors.
BANQUET AT THE F0NTENELLE
Mrs. George Thatcher Guernsey ot
Jndenpndence, regent of the Kansas j
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion, and a candidate for. the office
of national president genera), was
tha first out-of;-tQ.w.tt. fuest to arrive
for-theN .Nebraska Daughter'' ant J
conference, which opens a two days'
session at the Fontenello, Thursday
morning. A reception and muslcaje
for the delegates was given at tha
borne of Mrs, J. M. Metcalf last eve
ning. They Sons of tha American
Revolution will also be entertained
Come oa Special Trala.
Mrs. ' J. J. Stubhs. chairman of ths
hospitality committee, , went to Lincoln
Tuesday to meet the delegates who ar
rived on a special train from Lincoln at
3:30 this afternoon. . Over 100 delegates
are expected to attend the sessions ot this
Mrs. C. H. ' A till ot Omaha, vice state
regent and sister ot Mrs. Guernsey, Is
the most lively candidate for the position
of Nebraska regent, according to the
Besides the business sessions ths Daugh
ters will be entertained at a banquet at
the Fontcnclle Thursday evening and at
a reception 'and tea at .the home ot Mrs.
Donald Macrae of Council Bluffs Friday
The hostess chapters are the Omaha
chapter, of which Mrs. C. M. Wllhelm la
regent,' and the Major Isaac padler chap
ter, of which Mrs. R. K. McKelvy Is
Preceding the opening of the conference
at 9:30 a, rn Thursday there will be a
board meeting at 8:30 o'clock. Mayor
Dahlraan. John L. MoCaguo, president of
the Commercial olub, and, Mrs. Wllhelm
will give addresses of welcome. Miss
Mabel Lhtdley of Lincoln lll respond
Is ex -
i -Tis. Charlea Weller Uaasett
more, national hlatorlan general,
pected to arrive in time forthe confer
ence' . " t
Great Britain and "f
Russia Are Putting;
Pressure on Japan
PEKINQ, China. March 17. -Official in
formation reached Peking today that the
Ruaalan and ' British ambassadors at
Tokle. celled, upon Baron Takaskl Kato,
Japanese foreign minister, on Saturday,
and Informed him that If Japan persisted
In presalng upon China demands beyond
those contained In Its original communi
cation to the powers. It would be difficult
for Japan's allies to negotiate
diplomatically with It la tha future.
FIHST DEATH CLAIM
UNDER WYOMING LAW
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. March !.- f pedal. )
Tha first full death claim collected un
der the new Wyoming workmen's com
pensation at will be paid to Mrs. Henry
T. William for the death of her husband
in a coal mine at Cumberland last Fri
day. Mis. Williams Is entitled to the
widow's allowance of Sl.OuO and to M
tor funeral exnenaea.
Williams, who was one of tha heat
knJwn rains workers In tha state, was
crushed to desih by falling coal. For
thirty years he waa In tha employ of tha
Colon Pacific Coal company. He was a
prominent Mormon and served ss bishop
of the H.irtiig Valley uKe. For atx years
ha was a member of the legislature.
BRITISH LOSE FOUR
SHIPS IN STRAITS;
Three Mine Sweepers and Sailing
Vessel Go Down in Dardanelles
Under Fire of Turk
UNIDENTIFIED WARSHIP HIT
I , . .
English Fleet Mert Reverse in
Attempt to Clear Waters of
i CANNONADING IS VERY HEAVYlrrew landed on Inlshturk island and
I ' 'the r'el 'a nnw In the harhor.
' ,jj , , t ti ' "T,,r l)'IH,'l' steamer Finaal. t.MJ gross
I i niAv J. v , - , , ,, , ; ton ir, net ton , owned by the Uuidon
I , LONDON. March 1 . 11 p. ! Kflimilir,h miiw ,.mp.,iy , Mth.
,A casualty list Isstiod by the adml-1 PrrBnli WBB ,0rpedoed and aunk at
i ralty tonight disclose:) that In theiO::o on March K, off the Noithuniber
: fighting in the Dardanelles Saturday j li"l oast. Twenty-one memiwia of ita
which according to an Athens dis
patch made a dash tiirounii ine strait
as far as Nagara, had twenty-three;
men killed and nineteen men severely
and eighteen men slightly wounded.
; The battleship Ocean had two men ; ;;,',;, "07V... ioT
'killed and the lttlethlii rrince'
Inn. I tliihtshlp. ai'cordlnu to Reutrr'i
' ' . ,J t . I... ..
George two men wounded, while two
1 trawlers between,, them had three
I men killed and two wounded. i
DARDANELLES; March 12. tVla
Constantinople, March 14, and via
London. March 17.) The British
met with a reverse today in an at
tempt to clear the Dardanelles of j
mines. They lost three mine clearing I
ahtDs and one sailing vessel. Con-,
I siderable damage was Inflicted to one
! ..-. renter-
tlon the operations were undertaken.
Tlfe identity of the cruiser has not
The British vessels arrived well Inside
the entrance to the Dardanelles of Kum
Kale at about 11 o'clock last night. The
cruiser Immediately began a heavy bom
bardment -of the searchlight positions of
the Turks. .This wss continued for some
time, but without effect- At S o'clock this !
morning tha mine sweepers wore sighted
from shore. The Turkish gunners per
mitted them to conto In close and then
opened fire, sinking the three mine
sweepers and damaging tha cruiser.
The sailing vessel hsd been sent tntd the
mine field to tske observations. It struck
!a mine and sank.
The cannonading waa unusually heavy
and lasted, until S o'clock In the morning,
, No further bombardment was under
taken todrrr by Urn allied fleet., Ona war
ahkji antsred the bay. In tha forenooa, but
withdrew hniy afterward. -----On March
I, and 10 there waa no bombardment.
and Labor Leaders
LONDON. March 1". Factory owners,
labor leaders and representative of the
engineering,; ship building, coal mining,
transport and other Industries, had a
meeting In London today with David
Lloyd George, chancellor of the exche
quer, a member of the committee of im.
perlal defense, naval and military of
ftrers of high sank and other government
officials to dlsctisa the problems arising
from the decision of the government to
assume control of factories, in England
and thns increase the production of war
Tha conference was, unique In history,
at tha same lima being one of th most
important meetings held since the be
ginning of -the war. Tha first step de
rided .upon was the appointment of a
committee of seven, composed of labor
officials and representatives of all tha
Industries concerned,, to act In an ad
visory capacity to tha government. Tha
selection of a man to head this great or
ganisation waa tentatively dlacussed, as
waa the remuneration the workmen
should receive under the new arrange
ment. Mr. Lloyd George delivered a
brief addreas and the labor delegates
promised tha government their whole sup
port. Mrs. Angle Faints
l UTL :l ' O
While on Stand!
BftlDOhPORT. Conn.. March I7.-Mrs. j
Helen M. Antlo. on trial for manslaugh- ;
ter. collapsed today during a recesa of;
tha court., her fength giving way under!
the ordeal of tha cro.a-cxamlnation !
She I charged with having caused that
of Wsldo R. Uallou in Htamford
Mis. Angle revived shortly and was
on the stand at the noon recess. It wus
expected thst her croas-cxsmlnatlon
would be completed at the afternoon ses
sion. Replying Im a quculon of the atate's at
torney Mrs. Anglx said she had never
seen Balloii intoxicated.
Tha wltnfess' anawer to many questions
mas that she could not remember. The
state's ittotney then asked if she could
have mopped up the atalrs or tha halla
during one of thcaa lapses of memory,
tihe replied that she did not remember,
but did not think so. '
Mrs. Angle entered court for tha after,
noon svtslon supported by her father.
Sir. Cummlnga continued reading' from
tha record of the testimony. Her croas
ev xamlnatlon was concluded and after
a ahort redirect examination Mrs. Angle
was cscuaed. She was on the witness
stsnd eleven hours.
WILSON WEARS .GREEN
TIE AND SHAMROCK
WASHINGTON, March 17.-President
Wilaon appeared at tha executive offlcea
today wearing a aprtg of shamrock and
a grean necktlu.' Tha ahsmrock waa pra
senUd ity Miss Sue Mai ion ef Jersey
City, N. J.
3 BRITISH SHIPS
Atlanta is Struck Off Galway Coast
and Fingal Goes Down Off
U-23 SINKS THE LEEUWARDEN
LONDON, March 17. The offi
cial announcement was' made today
that the' Rrltish steamers Atlanta
and Flngal had been torpedoed. The
text of the communication follows:
"TH K'rttlah strainer Atlanta. 519 tout,
owned ' Mr. J. and P. Hutchinson
of tilniaw, was torpedoed rtff Inlshturk
on the went i oait of County Ualway.
Ireland, ahout noon of March H. The
wore innuea at ortn Mieio, nut
hi imm are rlioriti i nsvr o,rn inpi,
Ini'ud ni; the ihlrf mate and the stew
Third Steamer l,nwe.
The r.riii,ii atinmer Leeuwarden,
frfm Lfndin f r llarllncen,
.... I... tU- f t ..1 1...
The crew of ecenteen men were given
five minutes to, take to their small boats.
hin the submarine towed until a pilot
Steamer was met. The men were then
transferred to. the pilot boat and landed
at Hook of Holland.
The Loeiiwaideri was a croaa channel
steamer of "74 lona and was owned by the
Htcum Navigation company of London.
Survivors of Flaatal Landed.
NORTH SHIELDS. England, March 17.
-The survivors of the vlngal were
j ' hV" " They declare that tha
casualties on board were due to the fact
,h(it Uw tmpl w,t down bfor. tnB
; i (lass, nit? eiwri wrnv auwn wrmn m
Marboard.boat could be freed. The Fin
, gal, as It sunk, dragged this boat under
w,,n "vlng the occapants. including
tha captain, struggling in the water. The
i port boat picked up tile captain and jov
era I others, but six men lost their lives.
The Flngal was proceeding In a north
erly direction, with fine weather, when
It was struck by a German torpedo. It
at once betan to settle, and went down
Western Roads Want
to Advance Freight
Rate on Hay 2 Cents
17, Advances In
freight rates on hay
2 cents 100 pound.!
on shipment from Iowa. Missouri. Kan
sas, Oklahoma and Nebraska to Chicago
wem urged before W. M. Lanlela Inters
stats CommertA commissioner, today la
I the hearing of the forty-one western rail
! roads fof Increases of rates.
F. P. F,yman, assistant freight traffic
manager of the Chicago Northwestern
railroad, testified t at hay was one of
the a m mod! ties in tho hauling or whluh
the railroads were losing money. Mr.
Kymun said that of the total annual In
crease of ilO.OOO.OOO which the railroads
are seeking $175,000 would be provided by
the proposed increase on hay.
"The proposed rates," said Mr. Eyman.
"are no higher than the rates approved
by tha Vommlsslon for Minnesota, Wis
consiti and South Dakota. A comparison
also , shows that the proposed ' charges
from western territory to Chicago are no
higher, but are practically the same as
rates for similar distances from Chicago
eastward, although the density of traffic
east of Chicago is much greater. Thus
lrom VV'atcrtown, S. D., to Chicago, MS
miles, the proposed rata Is 2fi cents a bun
dred. while from Handuaky, Mich., to
Albany. N. Y., 698 miles, where tha traffic
Is denser, the present rale Is 27.S cents.
"A small proportion of the car capacity
is uacd for hay as compared with other
commodities. Hay occupied only Xt p,.r
cent of the car capacity, while for all
uwiw I'ruouni ot agriculture the pro
portion Is o per cent.
"Another factor Increasing the cost of
handling hay Is the situate at termi
nals where hay la handled as a peddling
proposillon and sold from team tracks to
mall purchasers. This causes greater
detention of rars on team tracks than
any other commodity."
C. C. Bauch. assiatant general freight
agent of the Miaaourl Pacific road, gave
Buy Unbroken Horses
TUT "T ,t
VV 3LTTII1K JN atlOUS
7AA 1 IT il0- r.h I. .-Large
f"n unbroi.cn horses are add-
IllIT 4j-t ilia bi.tli' t., - ....
" '"J "" anaaa ..ny slock
wno are Sam to Jiavc aupplted
agents of belligerent countries since Sep.
tember I with tW.Ooo horae and mules
valued at IlL'.OOO.OOo. and are endeavoring
to siffTply the French government with
sn additional 26,009 head.
Purchasing agents. It is said, have' low.
ered their former atrlct requirements end
even have purchaaed a large number of
unbroken weatern horsea. Moat of tha
animals sent from here have been ae
cured In Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas.
Nebraska and Colorado.
. BILL BACK TO COMMITTEE
(From a Staff Correspondent.) ,
LINCOLN, Msroh 17-(Spclal.-The
automobile registration law, advanced to
third reading by the senate committee of
the whole yeaterday, was recommitted
this morning, following a blttor attack
by Robertson of Holt upon the provision
of the bill tohat gives the secretary of
state JO centa of the Increased fee.
The expense of providing Ih naW stand
ard numbers required to be furnished each
year by the secretary of atate la to ba
paid out of this psrt of the fee. Any stir
plua goea Into the state general fund.
Robertson was of the opinion that the
good roada fund, tij which the reat of the
fea goea. wss being robbed of too much.
The bill Is houae.roli Ml.
BIG BATTLES ARE
RAGING 111 EAST
AND WEST AREAS
Neuve Chappelle and St. Eloi,
Przasnysz and Przemysl Are
Pivots Around Which
Struggles Are Turning.
SPRING CAMPAIGN DEVELOPING
Germans Driven from French City
with Loss of 2.000 Men Attempt
to Retake It
AUSTRIANS CHECKED IN GALICIA
The Day's War New
RRITiail ADMIRALTY taaosnot
today that the ateasaara Atlaata
and Flaaal had beesi trdoe.
The crew of the Atlanta waa eaa,
bat sic llree are reported! le)
bee nlnst on the Flnaal.
TWO ATTF.MPTg of rraleare to mw
roach the onter fortlf leavtloaa of
the Itardanellea, In eowaeetlen
with mine aweeplaat operations,
re aald to have been fmatrate r.
the fire from ahore.
NIEi rORT baa been bombr4 br
the Clerinane ad Weetenga br tha
allies. Tho Reltnna mm rer4rd '
to. bar aaade same headway
aalnat the tiermaaa, eantnrlnjr
poaltlona In two loealltlea. The'
Rrltlah nrmy ta atlll tha f-
, feaalra allhooab Ha.advane ap
parently ba been eheokan by tha
FRKKCII A N O OERMAM aecoaata of
. the ftahtln In the weat are at.
rompleto rarlaarr. Both official
ataletneata nnnonnra anecr-aaeg In
t'bampaane and near tbo Belgrlan
NF-(iTI ATIO between the Brit.
Ib nnd Tnrklah nnthorltrea eon
rrralaa" the port of . Bmrran art
aald In London to have failed.
LONDON, March 17. Neuva
Chnppella and St. Elol In the west,
and Prr.an8nysz and Priemysl In tha
east are tha pivots of tha battle areas
In which struggles that may mark
Important milestones In tha. war ara
rtOw being fought.
Tha . outcome of tha fight for
lYueve Chappelle, from which tha
British have driven the Germans
with a losa of nearly 20,000 men.
should prove, in the opinion of Brit
ish observers, whether tha Germans
can mass men and retrieve ground
lost ny them with the same' batter
ing Urtlcs they displayed lat year.
On the other hand, If tha British can
hold the positions gained by them It
wilt go far toward x attesting what
may be expected when the allies be
gin their spring advance. '
lraaanyaa and Praemysl.
Tha outcome ot the battle ot Priaanysa
will demonstrate whether Field Marshal
von Hlndenburg again has failed and
virtually nullified all hla costly effort
to reach Warsaw.
To tha south tha Austrian ara attempt
Ing what they have tried many times be
forea dash to relieve tho fortress of
F-rscmysl. According to dispatches from
Fetrograd, this latest effort, which waa
a northward advance from, tha Carpa
thians, has definitely fallen short, tha
Austrlans having been checked in tho
center of their chief offenetva movement
at Sraolnlk, to ths south of Lutowlaka.
In the meantime tba Russians are draw
ing closer their lines around the Praemysl
London has received pe confirmation of
tha report that the British cruiser Am
thyst has penetrated tha narrows of the
Dardanelles as far as Nagara, and unless
tha destruction of the forts has been mora
rapid than officially has been reported
such a faat Is regarded as unlikely.
Nagara 1 the northern limit of tha nar
rows, to reach which a ship .would have
to run the gauntlet of tha forts on Both
shores at ranges varying from SOS to
Coal Rate Hearing; Ordered. '
WASHINGTON, .March 17. (ripecUl
Telegram. 4-The Inteistats Cnmmerr
commlaaion has ordered a hacrtrig held
at Washington on April IS on tha coat
ratea from Illinois mines to Omaha and
That gplemlid little classifU
cation just following the Movie'
Programs on Ibo '-Want Ati
pagcT It renders a genuina
Today, for example, ,
these things are offered
Window Cleaning, Sausage,
Jewelry, Vacuum Cleaners,
Sewing Machines, Feathers,
Mattresses, Electrical Supplies,
Wltut a market! And one
can get rather unusual value
in every ease. ' That's1 why
they're , advertised. ,You owe
it to your own personal inter
est to investigate.
' Telephone Tyler 1000
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