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Omaha, wi;i)xi:siv morning, makiii 24, lyia-TWELVK pu;i.
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DOG REGISTERED AS
Sheriff, City Judge and Street In
spector, on Trial at Terre Haute,
Are Placed in Custody of
TAMPERED "WITH WITNESSES
Negro Cast Ballot in Name of
Canine Individual Down in
JUDGE TO SHOW LAW EXISTS
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. March 23.
Sheriff Dennis Shea, City Judge
Thomas Smith and Street Inspector
.Alexander Aczel, alias Steel, three
i defendants ' in the Terre Haute elec
tlon case,wcre ordered into the cus
,tody of the , United tales marshal
iliere late today by Judge Anderson
'for alleged tampering with govern
, ment witnesses.
I Judge Anderson also asserted that)
(he would put all of the twenty-eight
j dependents In jail if he heard of any
further attempts to Influence or
(bribe government witnesses.
Rome I.n vr In Country.
i "I shall try to teach you gentle
hien there is some law in this coun
try," declared the court, after the
jury had retired.
During the afternoon seven witnesses,
six of whom havo pleader! guilty In the
election fraud case, .testified that they
bad been taken from the Vigo county Jail
on a writ or habeas corpus and brought
to Indianapolis. The arrest of these
men appeared to arouse, the Indignation
f tha judge and he questioned United
States Attorney Frank C. Dailey as to
who was responsible for the Imprison
ment of the witnesses. The court then
ordered that the seven men be held In
Indianapolis and not returned to Vigo
Mr. Dalley said some of the prisoners
had been in solitary confinement and
that . a smallpox quarantine had been
placed on the Jail. He said he didn't
know "if the health office was mixed
up In this dirty mess."
Ad Rogers, who has pleaded guilty, "S-
jtlfied that he made out an' application
'for registration In the name of a dog.
that it was placed on the registration
books and was voted by a negro.
"I'm superstitious; I wouldn't take any
imoney to vote," testified Oeorgo Fisher,
on aged negro, who said he had been a
jdlave twenty years. In relating s. con
versation he aald he had with ,1ohn F.
EVugont, assistant chief of police, who has
Under no rtrcunuUQcaai
would. I take money to vote, but If you
jlnavs some money to give me to get
iioinethlng to eat, I'll take M."
Fisher aald Nugent stivo him $2.
IlM Jury Withdraw.
After a number of witnesses had told
Df repeating and baying and selling of
'votes. Judge Anderssii had the Jury with
draw for the day and took up the ques
tion of tampering with witnesses. He
Tecited at aome length ulleged attempts
to influeno witnesses before the grand
Jury aad the Instances testified to in
court sine the beginning of the trial.
I h wen asxea air. uancy u ne naa m-
'vestlgated the case of Steel, and when
;the dintrlct attorney replied that two
witnesses would testify on that subject
'tomorrow, the court ordered Steel into'
'the custody of the marshal until he could
iplve bund of Si.OOO. Steel has been at
Uberty on a bond of S2,5(K).
Jaaare Ordered Into Caatod).
Judge Smith, wbo. It was testified, sen
tenced some of the seven government
svltneasea to Jail, then was ordered into
the charge of United fctatea Marshal
Mark Ktoren until ho oould give bond
of 110,000. Smith has been out on $7,500
Judge Anderson, after learning that
ifihea's bond la SlO.OnO, ordered Marshal
jStoren to take charge of him until to
I morrow, when he would dispose of the
' The court warned the attorney for
I the defense that tney should instruct
I'lhelr cllonta to heed the orders of the
llrourt. A. O. Stanley, chief counsel for
i;ha defense, started to protest that he
knew nothing of the witnesses having
been In jail, when he was cut sh irt by
the court, with the admonition that he
'instruct tiia clients.
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AUSTRIAN ARTILLERY IN ACTION near Bukowina,
where they routed an attack bv the Russians.
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COTS SCHOOLS DOWN
House Finance Body Makes Decided
Trim on Appropriation for TJni-
versity and 'Formal Schools.
NUMEROUS BILLS ARE KILLED
f From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN,1 March 23. (Special.)
The finance, ways and means coin-
ho. n a,, .....pondence on foreign supply; and
vw ,rui .appropna ippa. .aienx; jaii jines
and today the state university and
the noriuslschools were the main
sufferers. The work of the committee
iB approved by the bouse in nearly all
"I don't see how these fellows ex
pect the democratic party, to con
tinue in power," said a prominent
democrat this morning. "Crippling
of public institutions will never get
ua anywhere. For two years from now
the institutions wil be in such a crip
pled condition that the people will
run over each other to get to the
polls to put the republicans back in
power. I am tired of the whole darn
The university Is cut in the committee
report from II ..125,000 allowed It during
the last bienniuni to tl. 180,000 for tha com
ing two years. This is a reduction of
IM.'i.OOO in the provisions for university
support. In addition the university is al
lowed to use Its raah fund receipts, esti
mated at imono for the two years. It will
also .have the .use of several hundred
thousand dollars received from the United
h' tates government-.
Normal Hcboota Cat.
In dealing with the four normal schools
the siM'iHl committee has cut down their
total appropriation by S1S6.5X as com
pared with' two years avio. In'the 1913-14
(Continued on i'age Four, Column .Three. (
Tied Up in Cpmmittee
'From a Staff Correspondent.
I.IN'COIJV, March r., I rciul , Tele
grair.l The agrlculturul activities bill
which hnd nil Innln," before the senate
coinnut'eo last nlKM is lied up with a
tie vote In the committee and the action
of one of lis memtm Is ne cited before
Its fate can be determined.
n committee hv a tote of three to
three. Rjrgtand. I -aimers and Henry vol-
Inn to rrxi,t It out without reeo-nnienda j
tion ami Kle. hell. Phomway and lts!
vMInc net. er unable in come to an ;
are-riient an-l the seventh m.mij.r,
: 1l!ntrl' .f lloit will nav e to ettle the ',
mailer. It U generallv belleird that !
tljniii t lu rHl It oui. for no othr""' ' tn'nr can hsrio-niM t'luahaJUat night, waa
resson than sue it a i h-v bf-ir :
the senile j
I Accused of Sending
Narcotics by Mail
t K.w is fTT la .! fl -,! I
r . (-..: Mv h !. Un
rile. I ,m here fcf ler tr lltrea kan
, vw.tK.i ii !v art'St irt H"T I ii: sf
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,n mmn -. it roq v rm mw nsp '
Ts at. n Is lhl inwi .r4 Itvs
I IM aMt M llr-th l Sv. v
aabr ae. I itra I 4ti t nt4 it ia
.' fcik j ' ' . l't
-I M.s.,tr I ., it ( 4m. tmM AMSMiag la- j
!- w - aw arar naai4 of ,r poo i.n. V a
,Cw-- O H Xee aal er At- 'wt poa aa a . a
! i. a im f.af tasf.l tenia wr-h
- k ss-4 aa-wt asaa a hta
as l t I s':t4l I'e drag
fd W ae.re el rraaa hxai
RAISE MORE SHEEP,
New Nebraska Association Advo
cates Remedy for Shortage of
Wool Caused by War.
PAWNEE CITY MAN PRESIDENT
shortage Jn the wool supply of this coun
try, due In a large measure to our de-
."WhAFAAa thi rn,lU Inn Aii1r1 Km
.1 li J 1.1.
, .V r T , ; 7. . ;
in the pumber of sheep -raised in our
"D.nl.u .a ssu . . a M
.h- v k I i .7 :,, l, ,
, V . . T Although treasury officials are said to
tlr.n, pledge ourselves to an effort to In-',- .... , . . ,
An. .V- e..m... . , - ,r...,.,, atlsfled there Is no truth in report.
,. , . , .
'ri,,.. At .u .. i .i'i ' .
Thus did the ratal clothiers of Hie
.... , . . - : , ;
wa rupuiw io uiunKe uv uucq into a ..... . . . ,
,, , , . ."hnandant of .the voast guard service, has
practical campaign for practical resu ts1,, . . . .
. . . . , . been over to confer with CoUector of
after they, had organized . the state nsso-i,.. , . ,. ,
. . . "'. ., . ,, . . J Customs Mslone about possible measures
elation at tha Fontenelle hotel yesterday. ... . t
-rv,i.. e .k. . , lu 1e tken to keep a stricter watch on
held an all-day session. . Eleven states of
the union now have auch organizations
and all are affiliated with the larger na-
tionai association, whose secretary, C. K.
Wry, of Dee Moines, attended the meet
ing yesterday and assisted In the organ
ization of . the Nebraska body. O. N
ilagee of Lincoln was temporary chair
man. J. TV. Metcalfe, secretary of the
Associated Retailers of Omaha, was tem
r.-H. Barclay of Pawnee City was
made president of the association. O. N.
Magee of Lincoln was made first vice'
president and K. S. WUcox . of Omaha
second vice president, c. C. Westeott of
PlatUmouth was made secretary-treasurer.
Kd Mattteson of Blair and P.v C.
Ferryman of Ord were elected to the
board of directors to serve with the officers.-
Omaha was established as permanent
headquarters and the time for' meeting
annually was set for the third Tue.d.y
Vote, of th.uk. were given - to th.!"' ""'"Th ""r ".I '.-"""T"
Fontenelle hotel for s rvlce. to the cloth- j0"'""' ,rom lve.tou February
i.r. a rim.h- J a i . k f w for Hrrniei. wlth 4,001 bales of cotton,
lers of Omaha and the Jobbers and manu- ,. . , ,. . , .. ......... .
f.. ,... . . .1 I It Is believed here that the Olsen Is the
L n ,T n,n,, thSeel referre,! to In the Berlin dispatch
"I " tn Wrk. I British auxiliary .-miser Celtic, while
V'crrt.ry C K. Wrv of the National j north of o,,..
Assotlation of Clothiers ranie over, from ':
i-s .M-.ines to help in the oranlia i
of li e Nebraska dealers ILr. Wrv rl
a srere f letters from Nebraska clothiers '
wt.o Mated their hearty evrnrathy with I
Ihs movement and their InteaUon to loin !
the association, h-il who for one ruwn !
and another were not able to attend this '
first n' tliig !
n.arles . Beno , of Conn, II ' Bluffs.
t'w ms'1ib isss, la t il'io kiidrr
talk outlined v hat an su-isti.a sheuld i
,Hk'c " ' "inlish. "If It Is a. 1st Inn j
"""'' ' " '" III hae per
rms.l a gen l f in-Hoa."
Urtrlssenl Is naalnesa.
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l-piM sl- ! a rfir.nkl ..!..
... .. , ... .
. ""'.worry caused by ll'oets M.-itiieJ his
"I rumma to aa tirHiwst as lo wheal
to rl ls lis to'J f firms that 1
ka 1. t miner
ry hiI they ha 4
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rif l.ka uL mm ..1 .11 ... . .
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s sua ..f straw sals.
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,M eiu-a at ara ih fret
res , tr at
s a-aeta ass
Sa( t t m
C. a. fi 04 I s 5lna araaed ttai
h asala ef si-4l n a.ait a-ikt
aaaswr a4 te rtaas o'W j
as oat ha e f t !.-. fca. !
U.S. TO INSTITUTE
Washington Instructs District At-
torney at Porto Rico to Bring
Action in Case of Run
ANOTHER BREAK IS FEARED
Capital Hears that This Ship and
. , , . . ttt'11
noincr iiamuurg inci win
Try to Flee in Darkness
DESTROYERS SENT TO SCENE
WASHINGTON. March 23. At
torney General Gregory late today
instructed the fnited States district
attorney of Torto Rico to institute
llbrl proceedings aRainat the German
! steamship Odenwald. which at-
tempted Sunday to leave Jpr,iiminary hearing. Smith whs married
; harbor without clearance papers. under the name of John l.l.v.-d to lr
I I'nder this decision the ship eanarct Elizabeth ixifty at a ivitry of
jbe held pendin? settlement of thejtlc c teemi.i, mt. The
I nnmiirm w hether it shall be for
Ifeitrd to the lulled Slates under the
recent Joint resolution of congress
prescribing penalties In such cases
Destroy era to faa Jaan.
While the Department of Justice was
considering the legal phases of the Oden
wal.l case, treasury offlclala had before
them a report from fan Juan that fear
ns felt that both the Odenwald and an
other Hamburg-American liner, the Pres
ident, mirht under cover of darkness slip
past the guns of Morri Castle and dash
for (he sea. secretary uameis was in
firmed of the situation and after a con-
frene with the president. Admiral
Fletcher, at Guantanamo, was Instructed
to dispatch two destroyers to San Juan
snd the coast guard service ordered the
cutter Allfonauln. now cruising In the
West Indies, to steam at once for, that
General Gregory's action, hr
d lea ling the purpose of the government
I to undertake confiscation of the Oden'
iwald by due process of law In the dis
trict court for Porto Rico, attracted much
s Mention in official and diplomatic clr-
' First Definite Action.
It is the first defintto action begun by
I the administration under the new con
Igrrnslonal authority. It was explained
tonight that the owners of the ship might
; give bond and secure its release from
f '-' Pining disposition of the case
; In the court, although It waa not likely
that such a course would be followed.
I Officials are waiting for further In
j formation before taking any action under
the criminal sections of the neutrality
resolution, 'for Violation of which the own-
.-.- " ,!
'sflMce.fed to flue and Imprisonment. : i',
Th ff,nr -uWc of .nforclnE Beu
Itrulllsa- li ii Koaii KmnnKt riivMn I k an I in
'the front by. the situation In Porto Woo,
iof plans to slip some of the fast German
steamers in port In New Tork and Bos-
iton to' sea, coildltlons In New Tork are
isuch thst Captain K. P. Bertholf. com-
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Seized by British
North of Scotland
UKRLIN, March iff-iUy Wireless to
Ssyvllle.) The following announcement
was made today by the Overseas News
"Captain ilanssen and First Officer
Janssen, both American citizens, of the
American steamer Olsson, while north
ward of , Scotland, on . a voyage from
Savannah to Bremen, were deprived of
command by officers and men of the
British auxiliary cruietr Celtic who
boarded the ship. The British declared
their Intention of sinking a German sub
marine If opportunity presented, by ram
ming It with' the American steamer.
. " " .
American steam schooner Oliver J. Ol-
Slayer of Wife and 1
Self Crazy, Says
Man Drawing Will
SKW TOIIK. Marco n.-llenry J
.1 w hill, vice oresl.ient of the Aalor
rf,tK. who kl
any. of which llotard Boo-
Hied hi'iiHl' and bis wir-
statement saying teal .
,of Mr. B-Htmrk's aero Hits showed Ihsm
la be In trdr.
Mr. tK'hran said It ass lb
lie ltlef ef
sir nvrii iiii..ss as
Mr BotMArh, ( r-n-lv under
1 tij Vlr lUmnsl'i will sn. a .
of the leaser, sat-1 lUr txai
I'.al he was u
M. front itifsl
Mr 1 -as e-til
I " aa h ttreessai
Ibrfwocb oss a .
. a'iss strallaetiy 4raiaa4 valla
la ... a 4 a' fa' fa be. I
wjCUftlvfi, s-.iils l-a'v-a i n, .as
to la. sa I l.-. lit. '. lilt,.,
I. .'" ,.f0 a. a-a Va
Sw.1. i4.to.H4 Mt.l)llwl
r . t4 s i km't I. I . , i ,s list
Fa rwrthae laf srwass) s Want
tia tvtsnssnt. aaa a W nal
4 ad V ae aeo hsoof.
Englishman on Trial on Charge of
Drowning Three Wives for Money
.ONPON. Slarch Xl-AMisigd with the ,
murder of three women, tleorge Joseph
Smith, In the How sttet court Indsv
i hesrit Punllo' Proseotit r Itodkln tell of
j his making away with three of m mvr.
Kach women, It was rharsed,
murdered slionly after 8mlth
lia I mar-
rled her. Kach
woman wss foutnl dead
i In her bath. The esse hs com to be
.known as the "!rldrs In Hatha"
I Smith described hlmnelf as a
I Independent mean". According
.dene of Scotland Yard he ma.le
!vri' fictitious nnnws m his mstn-
jmonlnl ventures. The women he mar-
rird were .found dead
a few dny after
the cerrmotiy. V.Tdlcis of n-.ldental
death were at firnt returned, but later
certain of the bodle w,tc exhumid and
charges of murder preferred.
The namea of the throe women and
the dstes of the sliced murder were
given by the public prosecutor as fol
lows: Hentrlce Mundv, July, l'MJ; Alice H.irn
ham, Oecember, and Marsaret
Lofty, December, 19U.
j III i rpUD DA A DH T THUT
BILL PASSES HOUSE
Measure Favored with Amendment
Providing- for Appraisal of Plant
of Omaha Company.
INTENTION OF BOSS DISCUSSED
(From a Staff Correspondent.
LINCOLN, March 23. (8pecial.)
hTe house has derided by a vote
of 52 yeas to 4 4 nays that Omaha
may have another experience like the
purchase of its water plant.
Benate file 6, the bill to permit
the Oinaha Water board to go Into
the lighting business, with an amend
ment to the bill providing for the ap
praisal of the plant of the Omaha
lighting company wag closely fought
and no one could tell until the last
vote was scored just how it bad
Several explanations were made of
every kind and nature, about half of
the members taking occasion to ex
plain their votes either by a speech
or tn writing. Many of the explana
tions against the bill expressed a belief
that the amendment was a subterfuge
ahd that the Wster board boss had no
intention of purchasing the plant, while
ethers though) that Omaha would again
have the same kind of experience it had
In the purchase of the water plant.
Explanations favorable to its passage
were mostly thst members wanted mu
Following is the vote:
. ham he is of
liafoe, . ,
A total of fifty-two.
Chambers of MoseJey,
lai Bounty, Triimliel,
A total of furty-rour.
Absent: Foster. Ilynelt. Kims, I'srrtott.
Fifty-Six Dead, the
Latest Estimate in
VANCOI'VKR. H C. March St-rifty-
six dead and twenty-two injured was the
latest offlrUI estimate made today of
casualties In ths avalam be disaster early
Sunday at the miners' ramp nt the
Urllannia mines, limited, on lluwe sound, '
twenty-five miles a.rth of Vam ouv.r. ,
IHHtenet by melting snow, parts ol the
mountain-aide far above the mine kal 1
save way and snow and r k i rasi ed
arti ths bulUings of the ramp. tiryiag I
many af Ihs I tuns as Ihey atept j terday was hegtin the I rial of Iho suit
Among I tve deaU ' " K Copelaa-i. en-jof Kaid xlias aaalusl August laninirow,
iaer of i ha e,p.er and sllvsr snlna. and , rscetver of ih leva A Omaha hbo.-! jn
his wife uf evaltl im uthaf sonii.'ln'tiai as-eking ! re. o r fun -la put
wife ! a .miner, a a-1 tier Iwo kiblren j Into the rat la ronssM-itoa with tho At
llhl IMm til Mlrs of 1UI rnil kn'Ustl.
n la has Urea killed
PIONEER ELECTRIC STriET
Rill nnin uij nFin
nsiLOUSU We,s UtU
I X VI sTfiN. Ala. Mat-h It J t fltlk-'-r.
or'! iMtt in iai;s it'-a
'il mi.'.-ut iKs rountiy a4 al Hattlmm r
'M-a I -tat after sn eosrals-n. e.-d
, - -
teg t .ai ai is ' "
la t4 ta r.n la- '..! n. '
rouple csme to I. on. I in the aams daf,
and the next morning the bride was
found ilend In her luitii. Her husband
call d s doctor, who reported the mat
ter. An inquost km held. The Jury
brnught In a verdict accidental death.
In February Infornnu in reach the po
lice that l.lod was nt the hiioband's
mime, lie was arren'ct and Identified,
the police say, as flemge Joseph r'mlth.
who In Novenler, Wi. bnd married at
Portsmouth Mls Alice llnrnham. who a
month Inter also had been found dead
It, her bath. In this esse, too, a cor.
oner's Jury brought in a verdict of ac.
cldental death. The police also hae
had the body of another woman v
humod. This woman, who slao died In
her hath shortly after her msrrlnge si
Heine Hay. was marvKt to a man who
gfivs the name of Henry Williams and
who Is be'leved by the police to be tleorge
The prosecutor related how Smith had
sidently courted each woman and hnd
obtained from each a will making him
lie sole legatee. Ho received IH.tiO'i from
two of tiietr estates.
"In th, death of these three women
precisely similar circumstances existed."
Mr. Hokln ald. Kach died ef drowning
In her hath and each wee first discovered
by the prisoner."
1 f! D V A TC D AM X U A BIT T
UP AGAIN THURSDAY
Made Special Order in Senate After
Howell and Grace Have Row
' Upon Floor.
THOMPSON IN FOR DRUBBING
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 23. (Special.)
The action of Plate Chairman W.
H. Thompsoo of the democratic state
committee in coming to Lincoln and
taking a hand In the Omaha annexa
tion fight was made the subject of
public charges by Senator Howell of
Douglas county on the floor of the
senate this morning, the senator
charging Grace of Harlan, who had
made a motion not to concur in the
house amendments to the annexation
bill, with carrying out the orders of
the state chairman.
Howell for the space of about twenty
minutes fought desperately to kill the
motion. All that the Douglas county
delegation wanted was time, ha said.
They didn't know yet wether they wanted
the amendment or not.
I'ssar Influence t haraed,
Howell openly made the charge on ths
floor of the chamber this morning that
"undim influence had been brought to
bear by tha anH-annexatlonlsts." He did
not specify wtiat the Influences were, but
his Implication ws plain.
Tho day waa finally saved for the an
nexationists by a motion by Kohl of
Wayne to make the motion not to concur
In the houso amendment a special order
of business for Thursday morning at 10
o'clock. The motion carried.
If the bill goea to conference, Its friends
see dangers ahead. It Is rumored that
the committee appointed would probably
be antl-ennexatlonlat in its) make-up.
Feeling In Senate.
On the other hand many members of
the senate. It la feared? will never con
sent to adopting the house amandm
which Deal of Custer this mprning
termed a "miserable subterfuge." Boal
voted for the straight forcible annexation
aa It left the senate.
The Parrlott amendment provides for
the submission of tho uestlon to a voqte
of the entlro electorate affected.
flrsrs Resents Charge.
Grace of Harlan resented Howell's
charge that he had received his inspira
tion against the bill from Chairman
Thompson. He resented it at the top of
his voice and before Howell got through
talking. For awhile the two of them were
going It together and the senate "chamber
took on the aspect of Bedlam.
Then Hoaglnndof Lancaster farther
riled the Ire of the Harlan county mem
ber by objecting that outside Interests
should dictate to the Douglas county
delegation; that It should not have a little
time to make up Ira mind aa to what U
wanted to do.
not Rrnod-M laded.
Grace insisted that be - waa not an
"outside interest;" that be was vitally
Interested as he bad a relative In South
Omsha. Then Howell strenuously snored
him for not being a broad-minded enough
man to let this Interest go by the board.
Home of his dearest friends and relatives
were In Houtli Omaha, ha aald.
Mattes of Otoe Joined with the Douglas
county men in seeing no reason "why
the fat ahould be kicked Into the fir all
Kl.k It In and let it slszle." retorted
Qulnhy of Iiougtas was In favor
going to the mat at once.
. Daughter of Leslie
Shaw Sues Iowa k
lu d-atrfcl tourt tn Council Bluffs yea-
Nortixm l" tterw deal la whh'b
11 fhort Una was lairultrd
laid ft.aa la a d'iMr ef f tmrr
. l-Mrn-r and s rettry of lis- Treasury
. small fortun ia in AHaMf. Nvrtharn
;A Mvitberw ra4 la aa tllmit la flwl
I- wta in toe oat ar4 la rasUnd le ra.
' -.aiMUiaie t s akkk has t-an the
w.a tf lai. n tainaa too Mv I .-
1'ie.ta n 1 1- a a i if tta f eaairsl ef
. a la i 4 attt- I
er4 kf Id. tt
TO CZAR'S ARMY
Fall of Przemysl is Said to Mark Re
moval of Last Obstacle of Ad
vance of Russians Beyond
'SLOW PROGRESS IN STRAITS
Latest Intelligence Indicates that
Forts in the Narrows Are
LULL IN BOTH TRENCH ARENAS
The Day's War News
1,TF.T ItlSIHX Invnalnn of li-r-many
Is anld tn hair met 'villi the
. same fate aa Its predrrssors. To
il j 'a offlrlnl t.ermnn rnntmunlcn.
lion contains the nnnnnnt-emenl
thai the Ilnaaian fnreea vrlilrh cap
tured Mfiiirl, at t he isrlkrrs end
of f'.aat I'rnaaln. have been-driven
back anil Hint lierman tri have
rar'Jred the Raaalan tnua of
Ill ns. are atlll on the offensive
In northern Poland, hat so fas aa
the day'a dispatches show, their
attacks have been attended by no
FIF.I.fl MtRSHAf, SIR JOHS
I KltKM II, commander nt the Brit
ish forrrn In the field, says the
war will not be of loan dwrntlon.
ITALV IS l-Rt:rRI,. rapidly for
whatever may reaolt from 4he ae
ntlatlnna with Aeatrln. niir rep.
reaenled as having reached an Im
portent etaar. A roal decree la
anon to he slgard ratabllshloa
rnlea Vlealaned to auppreaa spies.
OFril IU, tk MM rommnnlentlnn
dear-rlhea the battle nhlch pre.
ceded the fall of Praemysl. It la
aald that the Iroopa left the
fortress to the eastward la a final
effort ta break through, the Una
slnn Hues at any coat bat were de.
I NKAVOU AD1.E WKATI1RR .till
prevailed at the Dardaaellr. yes
terday and no farther attacks on
he Tarklsh fort If teat Iowa were
attempted. The warship. f lh,
Hied fleet did not le.v. their o.t
pnata. Bl l,l,KTIX.
PETROGRAI) (Via London), March
23. The Russian war office an
nounced today that 117,000 men
were captured at Prxemysl.
The statement from the war office
follows: ' '
-According to figures given, by
General Kusmanek, late commander
at Priemysl, the number of prlsonerg
who surrendered to the Russians was
nine generals and ninety-three offi
cers of the general staff, 2,500 offi
cers and officials and 117,000 men."
LONDON, March 23. The fall of
Prxemysl la cbaacterlted here as the
throwing down of the last bar of the'
gateway Into Hungary and an early
Kussian advance in that direction ta
The latest authentic Information
from the Dardanelles sets forth posi
tively that only the secondary de
fends of the straits have Bartered
from the bombardment of the allied
fleet, the other forts tn the narrows
This report finds confirmation In' the
present status of the diplomatic situation
In tha near east which Indicates thst the
Balkan states ars no nearer intsrveption
in tha quarrel than they were when tho
battleships of the allies first appeared
off the Dardanelles. In spite of tba op
timistic, tone of the Qieek press. It Is
not generally believed in London that
tha entente powers have made any fur
ther advances to the new Greek cabinet.
(Continued on Tags Five, Column Two.)
63 of Food
From the Farm
Statistics compiled by the I".
S Dept. of Agriculture show
that Wjfy of food utwd by the
farruer was furnished by the
The average city man
spends from ya to Vi of his
total income for food
alone, to say nothing of
The fanner in the lucky man
todav; his industry ami the wVil
make him so. And the farmers
of the middle went are the most
pro) orous. in the world.
A careful reading of the
farm lands column of The
Bee's want ad section to
day will show you the way
to become a producer in
stead of a consumer--the
pick of the farms, the
C3,' kind, are offered
daily In The Bee.
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