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The unrivalled special feat ure patfes of The Sunday Bee are in a class by them selves. Best of them all. The Omaha Daily TBL WEATHER Unsettled vol. xuv-no... 2:;.-. OMAHA, FHIDAY MOKXIXO, MARCH IP, 1P15 TWELVE PAGES. ' On Trains sad at Hotel slews Ituli, Sa, SINGLE COri TVVfj CENTS. Bee ANNEXATION BILL AMENDED; ENTIRE TERRITORY YOTES 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 Forty-Four. BILL MUST YET BE PASSED (Prom a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. March 18. (Special Telegram.) S. F. No. 2, the Howell' Greater Omaha bill, was amended by the house today to provide for a vote o nannexation by all the territory af fected at a special election to be vailed by the governor In not less tha nthlrty '6r more than sixty days 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 Parrlott f Nemaha. The vote was 62 to 44. How Frieads Stood. There was a division among friends o fthe measure as to the ad viaabality ef making the change In Its provisions, some of them prefer ring to let the bill stand as' drawn upon its merits. Others thought the best Interests and the least friction would result by the change, though in the event of final passage it would put all the municipalities affected up to the task of fighting it out later. Aa the bill now stand, tha amendment made today must be engrossed, the bill must then Rome 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 tn the eesslon It Is al together probable it will b 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 1 Calllaar of Election!. ', In case the bill passes with this emer gency clause, the special election would be called after one or not longer than two months from the date the governor signs It. Without 'the emergency clause, the special election might be calletVJn August ..... I- . Ii.ti L M.i.14ir.Af k. a cidfis under the amendment adopted. ' 1 Omaha's municipal "election will be ..MM Hay 4i.- 1 V.-..; ' In support of his motion Parrlott aatd .that it would give a chance for home rule to be put In effect and give the people of a territory, which was In reality one community, a chan to say whether they wanted one municipal government or more. , Mockett was opposed to the motion as he was with to the bill. Taylor tried to prea a point of order that the motion was the same as the one killed In committee of the whole at a mvinus an.irth k the qfcalr stretched the point a little tn tho Interests pf having the matter setled and ruled the motion ou of order. . Lmnf aran for Aaaeaatloa s. Peterson and Norton also spoke for The motion. Lanlgan made a strong speech (Continued' on Page Two. Column Six.) COLLEGE ORATORICAL CONTEST? AT SIOUX FALLS MOUX FALLS, fl. D.. March 3.-(Spe-c I al) Interest la being; taken In the twenty-eighth annual contest of the Intercol legiate Oratorical association to take place )Irrlday evening of next week In the City Temple tn Sioux Falls. Those who will participate In the contest and the schools which they will represent ere aa follows: J. A. Johnson, University of South Da kota: Stephen Tobln, Yankton college; Clinton Anderson, Dakota Wesley an uni versity; Clement Thomae, Huron college: Vis Mable Styles, Radfleld college, and Mine Leera Manbeck, fSioux Kails college. The debating contest will be conducted under the supervision of O. M. Phelpa. secretary-tit a urk of the state associa 'tion. The Weather Forecast tUI 7: p. m. rl-'lday. Kor Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity -Unsettled. Teaaneratare at Uiuaa Yesterday. Hour, k a. m. Vcg. -I .... .... it .... 2 .... M .... M .... 33 .... M .... .... : .... XJ .... a. m a. in s u. m a in Hi a. m 11 a. in. It m 1 p. m 1 p. 111.. ....... . s m in 4 p. m U p .ni i . m 7 p. m 5 p. m 34 I'eaaaarattve loi-a Ht-rord 1915. 1914. 1312 Highest jesterday J7 r ij rwct yeicrday....... Jt 21 45 m Mean tempx-rulure ...... 3J -Jt 61 in Prect- ttutlon T .07- .( ,o Temperature and t-re. ip taliou depur turea from the normal: Nuinial tt-miw-rature -7 leflrlcncy for tlie dav I elicit acy tnu e March 1... Normal pre. Ipl Uon . IlefUleilfv for the day Total rainfall xince Muri ! 1 5 I .04 in. It j .04 Inch x-lnch Kkccss since ,Msr h 1 Iefllency for ior. terljd. lfl4.Mini.-h idemanded that almost double the num Deflcienry for cor. feiioa, IJiU ., Ii.c rs ber of Ugal voters br reelslcret In one Reports froaa StaCoua at 7 P. M. fetation and rt le Temi. High- Kaln- Of .Weather. 7 p. m. fcl Jail Cheyeune. ioin :i 44 .(4 raveuiKrt. cloudy '.."4 -'0 . Denver, raining.. rti it .m itnt Moineii. 1 li.ud.Vy '.' 4 1 '4 l.snd-r snoainK :w 4 .04 Nortn riattfc. cloudy 30 3i T Omaha, ljudv. X, :.7 T Pusblu, rluiitlv .. 41 ti! T Kiipld 4ity, snowing 24 Si .irt halt Lake 'liy. ion.I . 44 4 T Santa Ke, cloudy ii r ,v (iri''sn snoolna t w w fuinx lily, cloudy S4 ?.l M Valentine, cloudy a n .ui indltau-s of prccipiiaiiun. U A. WELSH. Local Forecaster. LLOYD GEORGE, chancellor of th British exchequer, accompanied by Brigadier General Owen Thomas, inspect ing the London Welsh regiment. mwmmmmmmmmmmmmmammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm m mm FINDS FIRST DUTY STILL TOHER HOME Speaker Would Jfof Have Daughters of Revolution Degenerate - Into Aristocrats. ' TALKS BY PROMINENT WOMEN "We should not degenerate into a set of' devitalized aristocrats,"" ! de clared Mrs. A. W. Richardson of Lin coln, representative 'ot the eborati Avery chapter to the state Daughters of the American RevoIntlOti cotffer-i 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 organizations. , No woman could do that and not neglect her home." Other addresses at the afternoon session were made by Mrs. George Thacher Guernsey, Ktfisas state re .... . .. .11 f- n.tlnml president general in opposition to Mrs. William Cummings Story of New York, who is the present incum bent, and by Mrs. Charles Wesley Bassett ot Washington, national his torian general of the Daughters. "Our function Is to prevent the nation from becoming ungrateful," declared Mrs. Guernsey In her address on 'Prac tical Education." ''In our rapid growth we have mistaken liberty for license. The rising genejation does not feel the restraint It should In law observance We should lay special emphasis on the hls torto basis of our national life and teacb the debt owed to our fathers. "Wo oon't appreciate the. free Institu tions of "this countiy, because we don't realize the cost at which they were se cured. ' ' ' "This is the daj- whon woman has come hito 1um- own. It .is both ' a serloiui re sponsibility aiid a great honor to be an American voman Jiut non1. We claim no monopoly jf hjve. but we believe that In the Amerlrun home there is a higher conception of doniestiti. fellollv than In any other land. ' Our work ts a great one." History Too I.tnle lartled. The Inertia of AmerUana in historical research wus deplorel by Mrs. Bassett. "Intelligent Americans know more abotit interesting hlstorkal spots In J'srls" jaa Bonne than they do of similar America points. American boys an girls, tooj are prone to take their pill of history coated with a thick marmalade of story srd fanc-. In marked contrast with other lana. wuere i.iHUy a seru,us atuoy sna is iuiivaiea w insure nign uew. n "Teach Nebraska's history ' ln your sihools. Don't complain that they teach too much of the history of Virginia or Connecticut In your schools. It-they do, ll r ypur own fault. " If necessary, write the txt books yourself." . The practice of tuitiiiia: old flii.rchcs and places of histork al interest tnlo gar acea br for oilier commercial uses was (ContlriuTd on Page Five, Coiumn To.l Roberts Demanded Double Registration I IVDIANAPOIJS. Ind.. March Donn M. Hobrls of Teire Haute precinct, and on election day threatened to put Jai'k Hinea. a saloon keper, out of Lusinesa If he did not" get out th rote, according to the testimony of Mines in tli Terre Haute election fraud cases today. IIIjws Is one of the eiuhty-eUht nun that hss pleaded guilty to the fed. era! indi'-tment charging conspiracy. The altneaa said on the night before election llatirlce Walsh, treasurer of the democratic eommlttfe and a defendant; offered bim 1100. times said he refused, declaring it would take IxiQ to carry tha precinct. jj LITTLE LAD VICTIM OF BIG JITNEY BUS Nine-Year-Old Edward Barnard Run Over in Front of Colonial Anart- ments on Farnam Street. x MOTHER IS QUITE DISTRACTED TT" A h. k a J . - J . n , M oaruaru, v-yeur-uia sua t, of John C. 'Barnard, prominent real; estate tuau In the Brandels Theater , building and owner of the Barnard : apartments, ' was killed almost In. slnu' "l noon Jwreroay, woen ne nn ana run over ny a juney dub tion or president j. T, Kingseury in ais In front of the Cojoulal upartments lntlsin four., professors nd demotlns at Thirty-eighth and Farnam stroets. . h'-d of hJK" d,p"rtm1nt; , , ? , its lenient also denies charges that the The lad was on his way to attend , cnlgP. ww mnuenced by religious or the afternoon session a,t Columbian i po'.iticat ronsiderations and' that effort school and was ' crossing Farnam street from the Colonial, -where hein1 unive""' . . ,t ' Dr. A. A. Knowltoa and Prof. George lives, when- he- was hit. The wheels : AV1e two of th, mtn Altmiamit M of the machine paased over bfs cheat accused of having spoken disrespectlvely and his head was crushed. , He lived of the university administration and-of about fifteen minutes' following the th' chlrm,,n of lhe " Tf',u; . . . . I The reason given for dismissing Prof, accident. Charlee W. Bnow and Prof. Phil C. Bin Ideality of the t ar. . The Jitney bus ts said to Ijave been ! an eight-passenger. Btudebaker, but I the number, of the machine and the! . . 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 iir. Settle, who gsve his address as 02 South Twenty-eighth street, Jumped I that the board will hear evidence, as to off a pssalng street car and helped carry ' the facts. The regents re-elected Prea the lad mto the Colonial apartnventa 'He , ideut Kingsbury and anneunoM that said that the jitney driver drove about I Joseph E. A. Alexis of the University forty fent after the' accident when the of Nebraska, has been appointed to uo tUauf feur. alUlrted v from the car and ! ceed Prof. Wise as associate professor of started t where ;the boy way lying In tlie street. When he: saw . that .young llarimi.J was sPl'areiitly lifeless he hur ried ba' k to the Jitney and drove on downtoa n. Wallace Whyte, S24 .Burt street, was riding on the rear of the Jitney when the boy was struck . He said that he thought be could identify the driver. Jury Holds Killing Of Wooer Justified! . . MITCHELL. 8. D., March 18.-That Jesse T. Hledsfe killed Charles tUrebl In ir-fi.iiaj. nil nn rl Inafrlf la Kl m- ! I mstaiC' U' a f i. I'i .1 ... t .-a ...... K ....-1. ' " " " - Wdge killed Ktiel-I Tuesday night after a nioooy, name In the kitchen 6f the. 8lcde house, htiebl, who'wns formerly employed on the Sledge fA'tl. .had been paying attentions to Bl-Cike s daughter to whk-h Klcdge had ob.' ed. He Kills Wifo, Her Mother and! Neighbor RH.MNUK. M,nf , . Mil" h IS -Leon I.MNUK. ' Monf," Mif" h . JS.-I lllinati. ranchers ii. I,,,, har Knrivth :ZhutZ: i nan escspea lo t hills. li'rsuej i.y a rnur rr a ansuu k. WlUman had served jo 10 II onlen. Caijiey ha es for abusing his wife, and friended her. VSJ d he- Pionert-Cattleman of Texas is flead1 l 'ORT WORTH. Tex", March It. -Ruben ! ft 1 1 ... . 1.1 . .AA nl m . . . t " ' i. . s w jrf 1, uiu. J.uiwtr 4VASS tleinan, died here today. Burnett a knoan from .end to end of the Chlshoim trail, the famous old cattle patch from the aoutiiaest to Kansas. He waa aa uncle of Cutonel 8. BurVs Burnett, sr., owner of the famous Se brand. 'ullA AGAINST HIS MILLION PESO LEYY .A3 Washington Tells Northern Leader Enforced Tax on Monterey Not Just the Thing to Do. BRITISH-OWNED FTR.)I SftUEALS (Mexican Otieral Not Particular Who Pays Money and City Can Collect from Anybody. FIFTEEN DAYS IS TIME GIVEN WASHINGTON. March. 18. A protest was sent by the United States today to General Villa against the collection from American fttlren or ! other foreigners of part ot a special itaV'of a million pesos levied at Mon- terey. , . The British embassy had brought to the attention of the State depart- I ment a "report 'Just 'received from ; Monterey saying that the' Britlsh ! owned- light and .power .company i thefe had been called upon to pay 135,000 as it share of'the new tax. I Jut how the srncral a"enent was to ie apportioned,-me min'oirinirin mas not notified, hut the understanding was that Vv-nersl Villa had laid an cmnl- I; J 1Hl! -ISA 1 I! I IVJ. H''niB .v - I I authorities there to raise the money In lmlevci wey thoy saw fit. 'The order ; Was dat'd March IS. It was said, and flf j teen days was the time given In which to ', raise the money. I Tlie' brief statement by the department In regard to the matter raid: "The department-has been Informed In advt-e rmnnallng from Monterey , that j General Vllln hs Imposed ya forced con ; trtliutlon of l.tK'i.iViii pesos on certain per j sons. lilcHidtnK ' foreigners and church I authorities. No details regarding the ! inattr. have.yt been received." ! Other advices to the department today 'said Hvlng conditions In Mexico City were ! improved: that rail communications to 1 Kl Peso probably would be opened In four j Carr.tnsa and Villa forces has begun near ! Tampico. 1 Utah-Resents Deny riv TJfi J :ToFacultyChanges PATr LAKH CITY, ftah, March IS.. Th9 re:nl' ,lh , wn2 vertmy rraasj puunu t j.v se awns pasva- ;,nr, in'whlch It upholds the recent a- ' are being made to limit freedom of speech i that their positions have been abol- ished. Prof. 0- M. Msrsh. head of tha English department for more than twenty yr- n honr7 prf' Knglish and O. J. P. Wldtsoe, at present nlm,trtlctor , tn. Latter-Dey Baint university, is vpointed to aueoeed him as head professor of English. letters from Knowlton and wise, ln- corporated In the statement, ask for public investigation of the charges against them, but the men declined to appear before the regents when assured modem languages. The statement says the recent meeting of alunml, which appointed a committee to Investigate the dismissals, M not I lair ana mat ma regeiita win iw mv m I public or any other Investigation as a ! result of that meeting, I AGED WOMAN-DIES SAME TME AS HUSBAND Is., Msrch IS. (8pe- cla! Tiilegram.) Going Into the beaaerm Xa of llr grandfather John Ppur- ' tnf,k-. thl, morning. Josephine ivis found her grgndmother dead In' ' . . . . . . . i . . . . . I .. . a - . . . i lufldtn U'-aias wnicn occurred ai aoout i the same hour as tnai or me sgea nus-, ; band at the city hospital, wnere ne jsm j been taken for an operation. Eoth had been msfrled before and left several children. Since the were ia llm. llrlt cl-umnfncs and thero Is nn aatat I h coutta all! not ho railed unnn tn i ride which died first. Do you know that Omaha possesses one of the finest coin collections to be found anywhere? It is "The By ron Reed Collection. dis played tn 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. a mmt inLTaai ussi isim" -arjsi.,'- I THE-GAU-CIIV-Of-THt-WESf Russians Burn German Towns; Triple Retaliation is Threatened BKRLlN. (Via fiondon. March IS. The Herman war department gave out tho following statement today: "Western theater: A French advance against our position on the southern slope of the Lorette hills was repulsed. 'Tartlet French attacks In Champagne, to the north of I Meant), were brought to a standstill by a counter attack. A 1 fresh French attack which was begun j ZV::L1t' y" "In the Argnnne yesterdny the fighting abated. French aviators threw bombs on the undefended Alsatian town of Hchlett stadt. Only one bomb took effect, falling en a seminary conducted by a woman and killing two children and severely wound ing ten. In reply Om-rrmn aviators last night dropped bombs of big slie en the fortress of Calais. "Keatern theater of war: niioslan at tacka en Qerman positions between the Hlssa and Orsyc rivers. In Northern Poland. ae well aa northenat of rrsasnysx continued yesterday without success. West of the Fkwa river we took prisoners of war and east of the Skwa 1.000 prisoners and four machine guns. "Hordes of the Russian Imperial militia gained a chear victory by Invading the OMAHA LIGHT PLANT BILL ISADYAHCED Measure is Placed at Head of Sift ing File on Motion Made by Representative Trumblr. MANY MESSAGES OF PROTEST Bt t-i.r ri. LINCOLN, March 18. (Special Telegram.) Senate file 6, the Omaha Water board lighting bill, has been made a special order tor 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Like the annexation bill, both sides are claim ing victory, but it is noticeable that numerous change 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 ot personal privilege, Repre sentative Trumbel, chairman of the telephone and telegraph committee, charged that an Omaha paper had made unjust charges against ' him, intimating that he was holding back, senate file No. I, the Omaha Water board electrlo lighting bill. Trumbel pronounced the story false and moved to pi So the bill at the head of the sifting file, which carried al most unanimously. Telegrams are pouring In to the mem bers of the house delegation from Douglas county this morning, preying them to use their votes and Influence to. defeat senate fire No. 4, the Omaha water board electric light trill. The messages came from many of the moat 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 funda to destroy Investments honestly made In Omaha." carrying the sentiments of the rest. There appears to be a strong sentiment cryetallslng against the bill. Madden and Cook Are Found Guilty NKW YORK, March lS.-Rkhaid Mad den and Ouatave Cook of Hoboken, N. J., were found guilty today of conspiracy against the United States In aiding Rich ard P. Btegler, a German naval reservist, to procure a false American passport.. The Jurors, who considered the case and who were selected for their neutral opinions on the European war, deliberated for si hours before they reached a verdict. They added to It "a strong recommendation for mercy." The men will be aentenned late toinor row aad Immediately afterward "tegler, who became a state witness and testified against the two men, will be called for trial. - The penalty for the offense Is a maxi mum of two years in prison, S10,0"0 fine, or both. Fires Do Damage in Three Iowa Towns ! rriwTi. m fu-ira r- i u , thfe MUtnwe,torn 'Iowa towns in the last twenty-four hours destroyed three large stocks of merchandise and one postofflce, entailing an. aggregate toes of over ?o,0no. At Grant the general store of Hmart A Co., in the building of Charles K 11 pat rick, and the postaftloe with all the mall and supplies were destroyed by a fire which started about midnight. The loss was half covered by Insurance. At Mount Etna the big general store jet Thomas Nlcoll and building was I burned. The loss waa $20,000 snd the In- I surance 112.000. At iMinlap last night the Nordaker Dry Goods company waa . burned out with a loss of I13.UJI). There the Odd Fellows also lost their hall and effects. VEILED TURK WOMEN ARRIVE IN SWITZERLAND GK.Vf.VA. March H.-(Vle Tarls) Weatthy Turkish families, some of them still veiled, arrived in Switzerland this week by way of the. Austrian Tyrol. Their bsggsge consisted chiefly of valu able Jewel cases. French Visits ftlaaey. B1DXKV, Neb.,. March ll.-(Hpeclal Tel egram.) Grand Custodian pf Mssone l.obert E. .French of Kearney closed a very successful sch'.ol of instructiop here tonight. most northern corner of Kant Prussia In the ttlrectlnit .f Mcmel. Thay pillaged and tiiiimf villages an1 estates. As a retaliatory meainue. towns on Russian territory occupied by us were compelled to niske payment of large sums. For every vlllsge burned down by these Rus sian hordes on Merman territory and for each estate destroyed, three villages or estate on Itusslan territory occupied by ua will be sacrificed to the flames. All d ins ire caused by fire In Memel a 111 be anawereil by the destruction by fire of Russian government buildings at Puwalkl and other provincial capitale In German hands." PARIS. March IS. Via london)-Tlie war office' this afternoon gave out thu following statement: "The Helglan army continued IH prog ress on the Yser. Its artillery bombarded one of the enemy's convoys on the rosd from I)mude to lessen. "From the Uys to the (Mse there wss artillery action. The enemy bombarded In particular the spur of the hilt at Notre Dame fe liretta and the tillages of Comoy and Marlconrt. "There la nothing new In the opera tions In the fhampaane. "In Iiorralne there was an artillery duel. One of our aviators bombarded the railway station at Conflana." SOBSEA TORPEDOES A BRITISHSTEAMER Glenartney of Glasgow. Sunk With out Warning Off Beaohey 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 It intention. In the scramble for boats one ot 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 ot 3,309 tons register, was bound from Bangkok, Slam, for London, loaded with 8,000 tons of rice. Horn's Attorney . Says Case is for " 'State Department B A NOOK Me.. March IS.-The claim ot Wefner Horn that his attompt to de stroy the International railway bridge at Vanoeboro was an act of war figured In proceedings before I'nlted 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 the court's Jurisdiction on the ground that as a lieutenant In the Seventeenth Prussian regiment of the Qerman army, Horn was a government agent and that the alleged transportation of explosives was a por tion of ao .act of war with which the State department rather than the court should deal. It waa expected that If the commlsloner found sufficient cause for holding Horn he would order him committed to await a warrant for his removal to Massachu setts. Horn's counsel Intimated that an ad verse decision might be followed by further proceedings to prevent prisoner's removal from the atate. the Railroads Want Many Millions from Government WASHINGTON, Msrch 3.-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 $35,ooo.ono duo to the railroads for transportation of mails. This brief Is In a test case to be arguad orally April 6. Reports Sinking of Cruiser Karlsruhe LONDON. March 18. Reuter s Copen hagen correspondent sends a story of the sinking of the Oerman cruiser Karlsruhe, taken from the Mlrtstldende, which as serts that It obtained the story from an authoritative source. According to the story, the crew of the Karlsruhe were having tea one evening. when a sudden exploslop broke the cruiser in two. One hair of the veasel sank Immediately, carrying down part of the crew with it. The other half floated ror some time, which enabled about 150 to 300 men to be rescued by an accom panying steamer. This steamer reached a Oerman port with the survivors, who were sworn to secrecy concerning the sinking of the cruiser. Morganthau Leaves For the Dardanelles AMSTERDAM, March is (via London). -According to the Berlin Tages Zeituiuj, the American ambassador at Constanti nople. Henry Merganthau. has, with tha permission of the Turkish government, It-ft Constantinople for the Dardanelles. SHOE MACHINERY ANTI- TRUST SUIT DISMISSED FHIHTO.V. Mass , Marc h IS. The ault of the federal government to dissolve the I'nlted Shoe Merlilnery corporation on the ground tnst it was an lllrgal monop oly In restraint of trade, was dismissed today by the 1'nlted States district court. OUTER FORTS OF PRZEUYSL ARE TAKEN BY RUSS Unofficial Report Says First Line of Defenses of City Fall Before Assaults of Armies of the Czar. RUMOR OF FIGHT NEAR TILSIT British Experts Believe Situation in East Preclude Possibility of Sending Germans West. SLOW PROGRESS IN THE STRAITS The Day's War Newt Rt ASUS roRCR" matlaae IVele ef forts to throw Wack the firman tn northern rotund, bat the Oerman war office a,nn nances that all these attacks have been repnlnert. . Th statement shows, hewerer, that the ftnaalana saeceertrrt tn . pene trating Herman aoll once mere, striking; la at the northern end of Rast rrossla. ' AI.THOt till KIC.HTIMG la still nn der way In Betartam, rhsmnsise aad the Araonne, the French anil tier man statements' Indicate that the activity yesterday waa limited principally to tho artillery. ' The Belalana are ' said to have made farther proaresa alone the Yser. BMPRROa WII.MAM haa arrive at the German ' army headquarters near I.llle for a eoanell of war with the klnara of Baioay and Wir tesnharat anal others. fTNOFVICIAI. REPORT ladlcatr that the relatione between Italy and Anatrta are hecomlna more- -settled. A Paris dispatch aaya that Germans at resorts ;ln th Italian Riviera have- beesj ntl fled im leave the eoaatry at aaee, , OPKRATIOWS ( the allied ,n't aal as t the Oardaarllea arc brln ewrrlea am slowly aatf earofally, aaa a French otfleav la qooted aa aaylnat that a loaot aaothar month will be aerated tm,. the effort to alleaee tha TarhfHh lortirieatlons. OrPICTAb nnrrysif semsat of tha raoeat fiahtlaar thai town of WaaTa Cbapelle aaya the lae waa laid la ralas. Bfa eatlmate ts aTlven at British losses, bat It la aald that In twn sections near the town ,500 bodies f German soldiers were counted. VIEtOA- DISPATCH ooneerain, Praemyal . N dleareme with a Petrograd msMags at yesterday tha effect that the Gallrl.n fartreaa woald fall wlthla a few days. LONDON. March" 18 The outer forts of Pnemysl, 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 Iranians, according to unofficial re porta reaching London. Although confirmation is quite lacking, Drlttsh , newspapers this morning apparently are eager to re- Kara inn renort as nnt ....... - ..v.fc llUUUBUIO, They refer to the fact that nfew. dis patches received from Petrograd yes terday said the surrender of this stronghold wa but a matter nf a few days. True or untrue, this is about th. i overnight news from tha in ,.. although there haa been much apecula- uun concerning the engagement reported on the northern frontier of Vm.t t, ...... and referred to In wireless messages from nernn as - weak Russian attacks on Tauroggen and I.anKszararn." sargen Is Just within tha borders ,.r ll'russla, not far from the German fort ress or iush. and the presence of Rub slan troops at this point may mean s new Invasion of German territory. Nowhere in the eastern arena of the flg-htlng. according to the opinions of British observers, do ihe AuHtro-Gcrman forces appear to bo making progress ex cept between Htanlslau and Kolomea, to the north of Bukowlns, where they are pushing forward In an attempt to turn the Ituastan left flank. British military experts think that lh position of the Gorman armies in the ! (Continued on rage Four, Column Four.) Announcements That splendid little clasKit'i cation just following the Movit Programs on tho "Want Ad rage. 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