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OMAHA, FIJI DAY MOKXIXtt, MARCH 10, 1015 TNVELVK PAGES.
v On Trains asd at
Sots! Kiwi Stands. Se,
SINGLE COri TVvtJ CENTS.
Greater Omaha Measure Recom
mitted and Changed to Provide
for Special Election on
Call of Governor.
MOTION IS MADE BY PARRIOTT
Carried After Warm Discussion by
the Vote of Fifty-Two to
BILL MUST YET BE PASSED
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 18. (Special
Telegram.) 8. F. No. 2. the HowelN
Greater Omaha bill, v. as amended by
the house today to provide for a vote
o nannexatton by all the territory af
fected at a special election to be
called by the governor In not less
tha nthlrty or more than sixty days J
fter the bill becomes a law.
Action was taken In committee of
the whole this afternoon after the
bill had been recommlttedd for spe
cial amendment on motion of Parriott
of Nemaha. The vote was 62 to 4 4.
Haw Friends Stood.
There was a division among
friends o fthe measure as to the ad
viaaballty ef making the change In
Its provisions, some of them prefer
ring to let the bill stand as drawn
upon Ha merits. Others thought the
best Interests and the least friction
would rasult by the change, though
In the event of final passage it would
put all tha municipalities affected up
to the task of fighting It out later.
As the bill now stands, the amendment
made today must be engrossed, the bill
must then come up for third reading in
the house and must then go to the sen
ate for conference In the changes made
by the house.
At this late day in the session It Is al
together probable It will be passed In this
form finally, whether with the emergency
clause, depending on the attitude of the
house at the final passage which may be
deferred until next week. V
Calling- of Electloniy; ',
In case the bill passes with the. emer
gency clause, the special election would
be called aft.er one or not longer than two
months from the date the governor signs
It. Without 'the emergency clause, the
special, election might be callc1n August
. C -,ns i-i Vi r a A s-w n Iniiliw' nf tha rri A Hol.
cldca under the amendment adopted. " '
Omaha's municipal "election will ba
..bald May C. i v ,.. ... ' . .
In support of hla motion Parriott aaid
that It wnlilri slve a rhnnr for hnmi nil
to be put in effect and give the people
of a territory, which was in reality one
community, a chance to say whether they
Wanted one municipal government or
Mockett was opposed to the motion as
he was with to the bill. Taylor tried to
pres a potnt of order that the motion was
the same a. th. one kilted In committee
of the whole at a previous sessidn. but
vim u . . BLIU.kii UIO IVIUI 1 1 V V 1 111
the Interests of having the matter setled
suid ruled the motion ou of order.
LABla-an for Asseutloa,
Peterson and Norton also spoke for the
motion. Lanlgan mad a strong peech
(Continued- on Page Two. Column Six.)
CONTEST. AT SIOUX FALLS
SIOUX FALLS', 6. D.. March .-(Special)
Interest la being taken In the twen-ty-elghta
annual contest of the Intercol
legiate Oratorical association to take place
,Jnriday evening of next week In the City
Temple in Sioux Palls. Those who will
participate In the contest and the schools
which they will represent are ss follows:
J. A. Johnson, University of .South Da
kota; Stephen Tobln, .Yankton college;
Pllntntt AnHarum Tic. lr. ,.(
versity; Clement Thomas, Huron college:
Uis Mable Styles, Radfield college, and
Miss Leora Manbeck, Sioux Falls college.
Tha debating contest will be conducted
under the supervision of O. M. Pholps,
aecretary-treasum of the state assoeia
'tion. The Weather
Korecast till 7: p. m. rt'iday.
Kor Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
(Imirfi 1 ealerdajr.
. . .
. , .
a a. m
a. m ...
7 a. m
t ii. m
hi a. m ,
11 a. m.
1 p. m
I p. in
i u. in
4 p. m
t p.. ni
7 p. m
5 p. rn
1:L3. 1914. ISiT
Mean temprrature .
turea trom the normal:
Noimal ti nil" tnturr
lieflrleney for Hie dav
Deficiency since March 1....
Normal ireiipi.atitn ..
Itefh'ianrv for fhe dy
Total rainfall ince Jilnrcii 1.
Excess since ,Mar h 1
.04 inch 1
.04 Inch '
Iieftciency for cor. rrijd
teftclency for coi. peiiixi.
UMS l. Inc ,es
Repvrta from tt:ons sit 7 P. Sf.
fctatlon and ttte Tni. High- Kain
Ot rairit'l. 7 p. m.
Cheyenne. wio Ins. ....... y,
aveuiyrt. cluiidy ', . ?4
t)en-r. rainini '. :'(j
i wi Mo i mi., ilnudy... .. S4
l.andT snoalnr :ui
Nortn Platte, cloudy .. LW
fimaha, 'luudv, J.
Pueblo, dually 42
Knpld I lly, anow ins U
Suit Lake f'Uy. lou,l . 41
Santa Ke, cloody i
Fuinx 1iy. cloi'dy , ill
I I .04
S I ll
' S .rt
Valentine. WuiMly 2i
y liulicaies i race of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
LLOYD GEORGE, chancellor of the British exchequer,
accompanied by Brigadier General Owen Thomas, inspect'
ing tne London Welsh reffiment. v
FINDS FIRST DUTY
STILL TOJER HOME
Speaker Would Nof Have Daughters
of Revolution Degenerate
- Into Aristocrats. -
a . i
TALKS BY PROMINENT WOMEN
"We should not degenerate Into a
set of' devitalized aristocrats,"" J de
clared Mrs. A. W. Richardson of Lin
coln, representative 'of the eborap.
Avery chapter to the state Daughters
of the American Revolhtloh' confer
ence at the Fontenelle. "Our first
duty is to our ,honiea, which we
should not neglect like the woman I
knew who had. joined twenty-eight
J organizations. . No woman could do
I that and not neglect her home."
! other addresses at the afternoon
, . . n
8e8eion Were n,ade bv Mrs. George
Thacher Guernsey, Ksftsas state re-
gent, and a candidate for national
president general In opposition to
Mrs. William Cumminga Story of
New York, who is the present incum
bent, and by Mrs. Charles Wesley
Bassett of Washington, national his
torian general of the Daughters.
"Our function Is to prevent the nation
from becoming ungrateful," declared
Mrs. Guernsey In her ddresa on "Prac
tical Educiitlon." "In our rapid growth
we have mistaken liberty for license.
The rising gen!iatlon does not feel tha
restraint It should In law obscrvanoe Vs
should lay special emphasis on the hls
tortc basis of our national life and teach
the debt owed to our fathers.
"W'b non't appreciate the, free Institu
tions' of 'this country, because wa don't
realize the cost at which they were se
cured. ' '
"This Is the dj- whnn woman has come
hto line own. it ;ls both a serious re
sponsibility aiid a great honor to be. an
Arnerlcan woman Jiut no". We claim no
monopoly xt hve, but we believe that In
the American' home there la 1 higher
conception "f domestic), felicity than In
any other land. ' Our work Is a great
History Too I. Mile Startled.
The Inertia of Americans in historical
research wus deplored by Mis. Hassett.
"Intelligent Americans know more aboiit
Interesting .historical spots In Paris' rfi
Bonne than they do of similar American
points. American boys' and girls, tooj
are prone to take their pill of history
coated with a thick marmalade of story
ard fancy, In marked contrast w ith other I
lands, where hi.ttory is. a serious study'
and Is cultivated to insure high ideal.
"Tsaro Nebraska's history in yourj
schools. Dun t complain that they teach
too much of the history of Virginia of I
Connecticut in your schools. It' they do,
li e your own fault. " If necessary, write
the text books youraelf." . .
I The practice of tinning old flit, relics
jand pla'fs of historkal Interest lnu gar
Jstea or for other commercial uaes was
Mi I (Continued on Page Five, Columu Two.
1 Roberts Demanded :
Double Registration j
i INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. March IS. ,'
! T v..,i..,- ,.t n,,.(
I dlllUr AUIlll . dbwvL.
! demanded that almost doutii t'ae nuni-
ber of leaal voters be registered In
precinct, and on election day tUvMUium!
to put Jack Hines, a saloon kitejwr, out
of business If he did not get out Ihv. '
vote, according to the testimony of Ulnea
In thu Terre Haute election fraud esses
today. Hinca is one of the eighty-eUht
men that has pleaded guilt; to the fed
eral Indictment charging couiiracy.
The witness sali on the night before
election slaurk-e Walsh, treasurer of the
democratic committee and a defendant;
offered him $100. Hines said he refused,
declaring It would take 10 to carry the
LITTLE LAD VICTIM
OF BIG JITNEY BUS;
. '. " ' ,
Nine-Year-Old Edward Barnard Run
Over in Front of Colonial Apart-
1 ments on Farnam Street.
MOTHER IS QUITE DISTRACTED
Edward 1 Barnard, 9-year-old son j,
of John" C, 'Barnard, prominent' rear i
estate roan In the Brandels Theater ,
building and owner of the Barnard ,
apartments, 1 was killed almost
sUntly at -noon yesterday, -when he ; ,nf, ,y which u upholds the recent a
was hit and run over by a jitney bus! turn of President J. T. Kingsbury in die
In front of (he Coloulal apartments 'missing four, professors sod demoting
at Thirty-eighth and Farnam streets. , tb' hMd of ,,ne f t?'"? TJl
. ' ' . i statement also denies charges that the
The lad was on his -way to attend )t,hPB nnuenced by rellgioua or
the afternoon session a,t Columbian i po'ituat considerations and that effort
school and was crossing Farnam ) are being made to llmls freedom of speech
street from the Colonial, -where he
lives, when he was hit. The wheels
of the machine passed over hfi cheat
and his head was crushed. , He lived
about fifteen minutes following the
Ideality tf tke tar.
The jitney bus Is said to Ijava been
an eleht-nassenaer. Studebaker. but
tha number. of the machine and the!
..... . . I
name of the driver are not known. !
The police were not notified until I
some time after the accident. ' They
are now, however, investigating and
are searching for the driver of the
car. . ::'...
- A Mr. Kettle, who gave his sddress at
601 South Twenty-eighth street, Jumped
off a passing street car and helped carry
the lad Into the Colonial apartmcnia 'He
said that the Jitney driver drove about
forty fent after the- accident when the
chauffeur, alighted . from the car. and
started Ui where .the boy way lying In
tha street. When he; saw . that .young
Btrnaril was apparently , lifeless he hur
ried back to the jitney and drove on
. Wallace .Whyta. 3924 .Burt street, was
riding on the rear of the Jitney when the
boy was struck . Ha said that he thought
he could identify the driver.
Jury Holds Killing
(Jt WnnPT IlltltlPri RHBXANDOAH. Is, March li.-(8pe-Ul
f V. UUCI 0 Ufa lii ltJU , Tli,.r.wl.0ollMf ,nt. the beWm
. ; ;tQ uf hcr grandfather John Spur-
: M1TCHK1.U 8. V.. March 18.-Thst ! look-g n(.0,, this morning. Josephine
Jesse T. Hledtfe killed CharleH tilrcbl in ; pavis found her grgndmother dead In
seir-4efense snd under justifiable cl-' 14. Heart failure was the cause of the
ciimstances was the verdict rendered by .udden desi which occurred at about
the coroner's Jury after fifteen minutes' t tn, UIM nour as that of the aged hus-
dellberallon. b4nd at tho clty hospital, wbere he arl
Wodge killed Kliebl Tuesday night after, been taken for an operation.
a bloody," battle in Uic kitchen of the j Both had been marled before and left
Hlcdae house, t-tiebl, whowns formerly ! aeveral children. Since they wera In llm-
emiiloyed on the Wledge tirn. ,had been ted circumstances and there la no estate.
paying attentions to !'
to which Pledge had ob.
TT- Trills ItTil? C
ne juus vvut
n h . IS Leon
U'lltromi. s rancher
shut ti.ii'.l iu.'J his
a im3 n ti j''.'U.f'or. Job
ley. today. Will
Ti tCH I'eJ to 1 1)
'WHimtnf nd Si
a'ct'islng M wife
f l"nul';il h!t. y-m
ney had he-
I ORT WOR1 H. Tex .
Burnett, lil years old, p 4
ueman, ciich! cere looa)
known from end to end t ' s Chlsholm
trail, the famous old eatij3lltch from
the soutiiaest to Kansas. 1 was aa
uncle of Culonel 8. BurVs " nett, sr.,
tsnt of ths famous brai
iiiiLA AGAINST HIS
MILLION PESO LEVY
Washington Tells Northern Leader
Enforced Tax on Monterey
Not Jnit the Thing
BRITISH-OWNED FIRM SQUEALS
i Mexican Otneial Not Particular
Who Pay. Money and City Can J
Collect from Anybody.
FIFTEEN DAYS IS TIME GIVEN
WASHINGTON. March. 18. A
protest was sent by the United Stales
today to General Villa against the
collection from American citizens or
! other foreigners of part of a special
!tax"6f a million pesos levied at Mon
( terey. , .
The Prttlsh embassy had brought
;to the attention of the State depart
j ment a-reoort .'just 'received . from
Monterey saying that the' Brltish
' owned, light and .power .company
i there had been called upon ..to pay
$35,000 as' it share of the new ta.
I Jut how the general ipmrm w...
I to ie apportioned,-the rttata' department
mas riot' notified, hut the understanding
was' thai "fVneral Villa had laid an mnl-
J bus 4a n the city, leavwig It to' the
B'lt'iorltles there to raise the money in
iwhalevei ' they saw fit. The order
; was dafd March 1. It was ssld, and flf
jteon days was the time given In which to
raise the money.
i The' brief statement by the department
jln regarri to the matter said:
J "The ilepartn.en? has been informed In
advice cmnnatlng from Monterey. .that
I General Vliln has Imposed m. forced con
, trlliutlon of 1.0:0.000 pesos on certain per
j sons. Inchidlnk ' foreigners and church
I authorities. . No details regarding the
! matter, have. yt been received."
Other advices to the department today
'said Hving conditions In Mexico City were
mprovetl; that rail communications to
Kl Paso ptvbably would be opened In four
r five days, and that fighting between
Uvrnnia and Villa forces has begun near
' :"sil " 1 T T i
unarges jtteiauve .
fALT LAKH chlY.' Vlah, March
'The board of regents the ste unl
lit. n. nnumiun biiu iivi.
Ur. A. A.
C. Wise, two. of the men dlsmlaaea, are
accused of having spoken dlsrespectlvely
of the university administration and of
the chalrmun of the board of regents.
The reason given for dismissing Prof.
Charles W. Bnow and Prof. Phil C. Blng
is that their positions have been abol
ished. Prof. O. M. Marsh, head of tha
I English department for more than twenty
vers. Is made honorary professor of
Kngllsh and O. J. P. Wldtsoe, at present
n ,n(ltrUctor , tn L.tterJ)ay flaint
university, is appointed to succeed him
; as hnd professor of English.
letters from Knowlton and Wise, in
corporated In the atatement, ask for
public investigation of the charges
against them, but the men declined to
appear before the regents when assured
that the board will hear evidence, as to
the facts. The regents re-elected Pree-
t ident Kingsbury and announced that
1 Joseph E. A. Alexis of the University
of Nebraska , has been appointed to suo-
ceed Prof. Wise as associate professor of
The statement saya the recent meeting
of atunml, which appointed a committee
to investigate the dismissals, U not
fair and that tha regents will not make a
public or sny other Investigation as a
result of that meeting.
AGED WOMAN- DIES
SAME TME AS HUSBAND
es daughter the rouits will not be called upon to de
"d. ; ride which died first.
Do yon know that Omaha
possesses one of the finest
coin collections to br found
anywhere? It is "The By
ron Reed Collection. dis
played in our handsome
public library building'. It
is complete for American
coinage for the period it
covers, including" the rare
original 1804 dollar. For
those interested this collec
tion alone will repay a stop.
Russians Burn German Towns;
Triple Retaliation is Threatened
HKRLIN. (Via fndonl, March IS. The
German war department gave out the
following atatement today;
""Western theater: A French advance
against our position on the southern slope
of the Lorette hills was repulsed.
"Partial French attacks In Champagne,
to the north of Le Mesnll, wera brought
to a standstill by a counter attack. A
fresh "Trench attack which was begun
there last night has been repulsed with
hesvy looses to tha enemy.
' In the Argonne yesterday the fighting
abated. French aviators threw bombs on
the undefended Alsatian town of Bchlett
stadt. Only one bomb took effect, falling
on a seminary conducted by a woman and
killing two children and severely wound
ing ten. In reply Oerman aviators last
night dropped bombs of big site on the
fortress f Calais.
"Knstem theater of war: Russian at
tacks en Oermsn positions between the
Plssa and Orsyc rivers, In Northern
Poland, as well as northeast of
Prsaanysx continued yesterday without
success. West of the Pkwa river we took
Wfl prisoners of war and esst of the
Kkwe, 1.000 prisoners and four machine
"Hordes of the Russian Imperial mililla
gained a cheap victory by Imarttng the
OMAHA LIGHT PLANT
Measure is Placed at Head of Sift
ing File on Motion Made by
MANY MESSAGES OF PROTEST
bi t.i.i: ri.
LINCOLN, March 18. (Special
Telegram.) Senate file 6, the
Omaha Water board lighting bill, has
been made a special order for 10
o'clock tomorrow morning. Like the
annexation bill, both sides are claim
ing victory, but It is noticeable that
numerous changes against the bill
have been made during the last day
or so. . ,
(Prom a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Neb., March 18 (Spe
cial Telegram) Arising to a ques
tion of personal privilege, Repre
sentative Trumbel, chairman of the
telephone and telegraph committee,
charged that an Omaha paper bad
made unjust charges against him,
Intimating that be was holding bach;
senate file No. I, the Omaha Water
board electiio lighting bill. Trumbel
pronounced the story false and
moved to place tha bill at the head
of the sifting file, which carried al
Telegrams are pouring In to the mem
bers of the house delegation from Douglas
county this morning, praying them to
use their votes and Influence to. defeat
senate fire No. , the Omaha water board
electric ifgbt bill.
Tha messages cama from many of the
most prominent business men of Omaha
and all different, but urging Its defeat.
One from John D. Crelghton, says:
"Don't favor a plan to use public power
and public funds to destroy Investments
honestly made In Omaha." carrying the
sentiments of the rest.
There appears to be a strong sentiment
crystallsing against tha bill. -
Madden and Cook
Are Found Guilty
NKW YORK, March IR.-Rluhard Mad
den and Ousts ve Cook of Hoboken, N.
J., were found guilty today of conspiracy
against the United States In siding Rich
ard P. Stegler, a Oerman naval reservist,
to procure a false American passport. The
Jurors, who considered the case snd who
were selected for their neutral opinions
on tha European war, deliberated for sis
hours before they reached a verdict. They
added to It "a strong recommendation for
The man will be sentenned late tomor
row and Immediately afterward fUegler,
who became a state witness and testified
against the two men, will be called for
- The penalty for the offense Is a maxi
mum of two years in prison, SlO.ono fine,
or both. i
Fires Do Damage in
Three Iowa Towns
COUNCIL BLUFFS, la, March 11.
Fires In three southwestern Iowa towns
in the last twenty-four hours destroyed
three large stocks of merchandise and
one poatofflce, entailing an. aggregate
loss of ever srA.flno.
At Orant the general store of Hmart
A Co., In tha building of Charles K 11 pat-
rick, and the posta-ffloe with all the mail
and supplies were destroyed by a fire
which started about midnight. The loss
was hslf covered by Insurance.
At Mount Etna the big general store
of Thomas Nlcoll and building svas
burned. The loss was IM.OOO and the in
At Dunlap last night the Notdaker Dry
Goods company was burned out with a
toss of $13.0U. There the Odd Fellows
also lost their hall and effects.
VEILED TURK WOMEN
ARRIVE IN SWITZERLAND
GK.VfAA, March U.-tVia Tarls)
Wealthy Turkish families, some of them
still veiled, arrived In Bwltxertand this
week by way of the' Austrian Tyrol.
Their baggage consisted chiefly of valu
able jewel cases.
Irrsrh Visits Mrfaeyr.
SIDNEY, Neb.. March l$.-(Hpeclal Tel
egram.) firsnd Custodian pf Masons
hobert K. , French of Kearney closed a
very successful school of Instructlop here
most northern corner ef , Kast Prussia
In the vllteciloii of Memel. They pillaged
and hiiimg viUeae and estates. As a
retaliatory meamire. towns on Russian
territory occupied by us were compelled,
lo make payment of large sums. For
every village burned down by these Rus
sian hordes on Herman territory and for
each estate destroyed, three villages or ;
estates on Russian territory occupied by '
ua will be sacrificed to the flames. All
damage caused bv fire In Memel III be
answered by the destruction by fire of
Ruaalsn government buildings at Suwalkt
and other provincial capitals In German '
PARIS, March R Vla linndoni-Tlie
war office this afternoon gave out thu I
"Tha Belgian army continued lt prog
ress on the Yser. Its artillery bombnrded
one of the enemy's convoys on the road
from Dlsmnde to Lessen.
"From the Lys to the Olse there was
artillery action. The enemy bombarded
In particular the spur of the hill at Notre
Pame he lxiretts and the villages of
Cornoy and Marlcourt.
"There Is nothing new In the opera
tions m the (lianipacne.
"In Iorralnc there was an artillery
duel. One of our aviators bombarded the
ralluay station at Ccnflans."
Glenartney of Glasgow. Sunk With
out Warning Off Beachey Head
by German Submarine.
ALL BUT ONE OF CREW SAVED.
LONDON, March 18. The British
steamer Glenartney of Glasgow was
torpedoed this morning off Beachey
Head by a German submarine, which
gave no notice of tta intention. In
the scramble for boats one of the
crew was drowned, the others, num
bering forty, several of whom were
Injured, were picked up by a steamer
and landed at New Haven.
The Glenartney, which was of
3,309 tons register, was hound from
Bangkok, 81am, for London, loaded
with 8,000 tons of rice.
Says Case is for
BANOOft; 1ne.. March l.-The claim
of Werner Horn that hla attempt to de
stroy the International railway bridge at
Vanoeboro was an art of war figured In
proceedings before Cnlted States Com
missioner Reld here today in connection
with Indictments charging Horn with
Illegal Interstate transportation of ex
plosives from New York to Vanceboro.
Counsel for the prisoner, former Con
gressman O'Connell of Boston, announced
that he would raise the Issue of tha
court's jurisdiction on the ground that as
a lieutenant In the Seventeenth Prussian
regiment of the Oerman army, Horn waa
a government agent and that the alleged
transportation of explosives waa a por
tion of so .act of war with which the
State department rather than the court
It waa expected that If the commlsloner
found sufficient cause for holding Horn
he would order him committed to await
a warrant for hla removal to Massachu
setts. Horn's counsel Intimated that an ad
verse decision might be followed by
further proceedings to prevent the
prisoner's removal from the state.
WASHINGTON, March 13. Attorneys
for several eastern railroads today filed
a brief In the supreme court In support
of their contention that the government
had Illegally retained some 135,000.000 due
to the railroads for transportation of
malls. This brief Is In a test case to be
srgued orally April 5.
Reports Sinking of
I.ONDONA March 1.-Heuter's Copen
hagen correspondent sends a story of the
sinking of ths Oerman cruiser Karlsruhe,
taken from the Ktlftstldende, which as
serts that It obtained the story from an
According to the story, the crew of the
Ksrlsruhe were having tea one evening,
when a sudden exploslop broke tha
cruiser In two. One half of the vessel
sank Immediately, carrying down part of
the crew with It. The other half floated
for some time, which enabled about IM
to 800 men to be rescued by in accom
panying steamer. This steamer reached
a Oerman port with the survivors, who
were sworn to secrecy concerning ths
slaking of the cruiser.
For the Dardanelles
AMSTERDAM. March lii (via London).
According to the Berlin Tagea Zelturur,
the American ambassador at Constanti
nople, Henry Merganthau. has, with the
permission of the Turkish government,
lift Constantinople for ths Dardanelles.
SHOE MACHINERY ANTI-
TRUST SUIT DISMISSED
r HTO. Mass , March 19. -The suit at
the federal government to dissolve the
United Shoe Machinery corporation on
the ground tnat it was an illegal monop
oly In restraint of trade, waa dlamlased
today by I he United fllatee district court.
OUTER FORTS OF
TAKEN BY RUSS
Unofficial Report Says First Lire of
Defenses of City Fall Before
Assaults of Annies of
RUMOq, OF FIGHT NEAR TILSIT
British Experts Believe Situation in
East Preclude Possibility of
Sending Germans West.
SLOW PROGRESS IN THE STRAITS
The Daya War Newt
Rt .A roRCKW essllsse tele ef
forts to tkrnw bark the nermann In
northern roland, hat the Oerman
war offlee a,nnonweea that all these
attacks hare been repnlaed. . The
atatement shows, hArrever, that
the Russians saeeeeHed In . pene
trating Herman soli once mare,
striking la at the northern end of
Kast Prnssla. . : '
At.TIIOVnil FIRIITIXR la still an
il er way In Rela'am, Chant pnane
and the Argonne, the French anil
f.erman statement Indicate that
the aotlTltr resterdar was limited
principally to the artillery, ' The
farther progress along the Yser.
RMFKROB WILLIAM has arrived at
the ' Oerman army headqnartera
near LI Ho for a eonnell of war
with the klasra of Meaner aBd War
tesnbarac aad others.
TNOFVICIAI. IlKPORTS Indicate
that th relations between Italr
nettled. A Parla dlapatrh vara
that Germans at resorts' la tbe
Italian Riviera have bee a tt
fled to leave the roantry at onee, ,
OPERATIONS of the allied fleet
aaalast the Dardanelles are helna
""Tied oa elowlr au rarefally,
and a Preach off Isms la q noted aa
aaylagp that aj loaot another month
will be devote to the effort to
alienee tho Tarhhsb fortifications.
OFFICIAL BRITISH aooowat of the
roorat flhtlagr a , tho t town of
" t'hapell ears tho place was
laid la rains. No estimate Is given
of British losses, bat It Is said that
la two ( sections near the town
,SOO bodies of firrmaa soldiers
VIENNA- DISPATCH concerning
. - oiaaarreomeat with
Petroerad aitsugs of yesterdav
to tho offset that the Oallrlaa
fortress woald fall within a few
LONDON, March" 18 The outer
forts of Priemysl, toward which a
part of the Austrian army has been
struggling In an effort to bring
about the relief of the besieged gar
rison, have at last fallen before the
Russians, according to unofficial re
ports reaching London.
Although confirmation is quite
lacking. British , newspapers this
morning apparently are eager to re
gard the report as not Improbable.
They refer to the fact that newt dis
patches received from Petrograd yes
terday said the surrender or this
stronghold waa but a matter of a
few daya. y
Tru or untrue, this is about the only
overnight news from the eastern front,
although there has been much specula
tion concerning the engagement reported
on the northern frontier of Kast Prussln
and referred to In wireless messages from
Berlin as "weak Russian attacks on
Tauroggen and I.angszargen." I,ang
sargen Is Just within tha borers of Kast
1 russia. not rar rrom the Herman fort
ress of Tilsit, and the presence of Itus
slsn troops at this point muy mean a
new Invasion of Oerman territory.
Nowhere In the eastern arena of the
fighting, according to the opinions of
British observers, do the Austro-Ucrman
forces appear to be making progress ex
cept between Ktanlslau and Kolomea. to
tha north of Bukowlna, where they are
pushing forward In an attempt to turn
the Ruestan left flank.
British military experts think that lh
position of the Oerman armies in the
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