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OMA Daily THE WEATHER of the want ad pages of The Fair oee. i fy a Ucc want ad. VOl XLIV-NO. 247. OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING APRIL 2, 1015 TWELVE PAGES. Oa Trim ana at total Xawa Stands, 5. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. The sure way to aatisfy your want i trun. ..... r H Air U U 1HE Bee HA NEBRASKA' EXPERT POT OPOH GRILL AT RAILRATR HRARlHfi , atAefceM aaaV A m seaST aa-ai at A 1 SBj V. 0. Powell' Figures to Show Roads Are Generally Prosper o hi Are Subjected to'.. Attack. ALWAYS . ON . OPPOSITE SIDE Witnei Sayi Inatructed by Com f mission to Get Facta, but Al ways Against Carrier. BASIS 0 P . BI8 STATISTICS CHICAGO, April 1. U. O. Powell, irate expert of the Nebraska Railroad .xpmmlBBion, subjected to a pro longed eros-Ttamlnatlon at the In terstate Commerce- commission hear ing of 'the 'western freight rate case today. He appeared In opposition to' the forty-one western roads' petition 'for Increased freight rates on certain MmmnifitiM These Increases, the I railroads say, are necessary to equal ize fates and to increase their rev ennes In order to maintain their properties. - Generally !. If. Powell presented figures in tended to show the roads were gen erally prosperous'and that they aver aged in earnings more than 8 per cent. Certain of the roads which would participate in the increases, if granted, he said, were accumulat ing Surpluses. .- "As an expert of the Nebraska com mission haven't You, always opposed in creases In fretgVi: rates t" asked C. C. Wi ght, general con ml for the railroads. "I can't say that I have .alwaya, op posed them. The commission instructed me to act the facts." said Mr. Powell ,"Ynu have always been on ths opte lug side, haven't your' ., "Tea." Takes'Represenlattve Hat. The witness said, in arriving- at his figures he had not tad time to consider all the railroads Involved." but hs had taken . a , representative list composed equally, he thought, or the strong and the weak ones. Among the strong- ones he Included the Chicago, k Burlington Qulncy; - Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe. the Bunset Lines of the Southern Pacific, the Chicago, St. Paul. Minneapolis, Omaha, and-the Chicago. Milwaukee St. Paul. He Included the Kansas City Southern among the weaker enes.: The contention ' of the railroads ' was that Mr. Powell's figures, showing a. prosperous condition, were' baaed on- a majority of the-stronger toads. TepresenU leg 47,090 miles, whlla the onas hs called weak represented only 17.609 mile. ," ' "ToU call tlie Kansas City Southern a freak road when the fact is Its earnings are aiS.OOO at mile, among the highest in the list.".: .: Wot.Pay1 PtvWeds. '"TUaVs because of Its obligations. It la not paying dividends." Mr. Powell 'stated he had not included roads In receiverships. . "Do you mean a road in the bands' or receivers should have no consideration In refei-enc to adequate rates?" "if their location Is representative they orght to bo onalilered." The wltrns' said he thought It would have been more fair, had he had time to Include.-all the roads in. In the list, he aid, he gave the capitalisation of the Kansas City Southern 1200.000.000 more than It should have been. This wss due to n clerical error. In reply to questions from Dr. M. O. Lorena, atatistlcian of the Interstate Commerce commission, Mr. Powell ald, in determining his values he h..,i... lAd from Investment In prop erty whatever had come out of surplus, but in year when the "roads paid no j dividends lie had not added any percent- ; hge to the property investment figure, j Jolut Revival at Ida Grave. '. IDA OHOVB. ' Ia.. April 1. (Special.) j Three churches of Ida Grove. the.Metb-l otiUU Presbyterian and Church ol uon, villi hae Billy Sunday meetings on a smull seal" from May W to June i0. Thoy bUn to erect a largo' wooden tabernacle on a prominent comer,' close' to the busl- noss center of the city, and have con- ; traded with the Newlln-Maltble party of i Winona Lake, Ind., to hold the sen-ices. The Weather. ! Forecast till 7 p. m. ' Kor Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity , Fair; not mueh change In temperature. Temerataro -t t Ouaks lltMt. Hour. Ick. I 5 a. m v. ; fa. m... A. l I a, m , ..l i $ a. m 29 a. m.. 34 10 a. m.... . S II a. m KB 12 m.. 3 1 p. m , a p. m a 3 p. m 41 4 p. m 42 t p. m 42 5 p. ra 41 7 p. m 4L S p. m 4(' lea aa rati v' I aVar4. 1915, 1914 1911 1812. 43 A 71 Highest yesterday.'. IO west yesterday.., Moan temperature.. lreclpttatlon Temperaiura and 4t 31 68 40 00 .00 depar- il 4S , .01) T precipitation f:ro from the noimal: Normal temperature 44 rficlcni-y (or the day 10 Total deficirncy inc March 1 IW Normal prrx lpilauon ., Ot inch 1 deficiency for the day i inch Total rainfall sinoe March 1... .1.67 inches Kxcess since March I 12 Inch Kxcess for cor. period, 1014...... .07 liu-h Kxceas for cor. period. 1913 1.64 Inches Report from Statlva at T P. If. Station and State Temp. tgh Rain' of Weather. 7 p. 111. Cheyenne, clear tt I oven port, eloudy 41 rviwer, cloudy 44 Iea Moines, ck-udy North I'la'it. pt. cloudy.. 3d Omaha. r)oidy 41 Kupid (Ity. cloudy...- ti .hrrldan, cloudy 4.2 Hioux t'ity, clr Valentine, clcudy Xi T ind'eatea tree of praoi 8 est. fall. 4 T . 44 54 T 4-' .no 40 .Oil 42 .e 34 M M .01 4 .00 .00 iltatlon. L. A. WtUill, Loial f orecaster. E son o r toi i , ti vw ni (arro na ca'er vIvV :ilve). . C3 i i IKIl LAWMAKERS TO BE GUESTS 0F OLIAHA Both. Hoaseg', of Nebraska Legisla ture Accept Invitations to Ban- qnet Here Saturday Night. TO COME ON SPECIAL TRAIN The entire Nebraska legislature. Governor Morehead and the- state officials are to be entertained by th business men of Omaha at a banquet at - the ' Fontenelle hotel Saturday evening at'6:30.. Plans ' have Just been made and the Invitation baa been accepted by both houses of the legislature. ;v'T.. V The Burlington Is to run a special train, leaving-Lincoln at .5 o'clock: and arriving in Omaha at 6:30. The visitors are to repair at once to the Fontenelle, where the banquet will begin. The business men of Omaba fegl that the legislature has been giving a great deal of attention during. the session to matters that concern largely Omaha, and it Is out of appreciation of this fact and with view to Introducing the leg islators all to Omaha's new 11,000.000 hotel and the metropolis In general, ' that the dinner Is planned by the business men. All Omaha. Invited.' It is expected there will be not less than 150 guests, as there are to be 1.13 from the two houses of the legislature, and between fifteen and twenty state offi cials. No lines are drawn hi Omaha as to who shall attend. The business men are evb -ing, interest In ths occasion and ticket ire selling at S3. The ticket are on sale lit .the Commercial club rooms. Informal toasts will probably be given following the dinner. The legislators and state officials are to have their owe way about going back to' the capital, as the rteclal train Is not "to carry them back. The Douglas county delegation will, of course, remain over, and perhaps, many others wilf remain over Sunday, getting back to Lincoln In time to take up their work Monday morning. . . Dodgelnterarian. . .. . Railway Measure -Killed by Senate CFrom a Staff Correspondent)- ; UN'COLN, Neb., Apcll t-SpecUl Telegram.) Senate file No.' 180. the Podge bill to encourage Interurban railway build ing In Nebraska, waa killed In the senate this morning." As a general thing repub licans voted for the bUl' except Kiecnvl, Lahners, Mll ry, Ruden and Shumway, while democrats voted against it except Bedford. Hiwell, , Kohl. , Mattes and BBBBBBBBBBasaSiaaBBBBaaBBBSBBBBSSSB Qulnby. Mumford Observes ' Fifty-Second Birthday " (,Frona Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN. 'April l Special. )-E. P. Mumford, private secretary to the gov ernor, is celebrating his fifty-second birthday today. His desk is overflowing with the floral tributes of his friends. In cluding some beautiful' flowers from Palbey and Bteinhart, two members of the Oage county delegation In the house. Mr. Mumford'a home is at Beatrice. HOUSE MEMBERS AGREE TO TCRRENS AMENDMENTS (From a Btaff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, April ' 1. (Bpedal.-Tha house agreed today to accept the sen ate's amendments to II.' R. 222, the Mil providing for the Torrens system of reg istering land titles. As the bill will go to the governor. It la not to beonme operative In any county unless IS per cent of the freeholders petition for It. Wherever It Is made operative the mat ter of registering titles by the Torrens system will b optional with each owner. MORE ROYALTY " ' Jr-T- . ' ARMY Prince Henry, third ned the officers' training corps ; - - ' i j i ; REPDBLiCA IS HOLD BANQUET A? LINCOLN Party Hen in Legislature Tender It to Those in the Banks in - the State. SLOAN SOUNDS THE KEYNOTE (From a Staff oCrrespondent.) '' LINCOLN, Neb., April Spe cial Telegram.) To the maaid of "Getting Back Again" by an orches tra 150 republicans marched to the banquet room of the Llndell hotel and sat, down to the banquet' given by the republicans of the legislature. ... genatQr: Walter Klechel.rjfjjjj as toastmaster and the toast 14t,was as follows: . 1 '"National Legislature Affecting Ne braska," Congressman C. H. Sloan, Geneva. ...... . -"The Old Ouard,"- John M. - Thurston, Omaha.' ' : " ' ' ' i ' "The ' Republican Press," ' Representa tive Donnls Cronln, O'Nell. ' ' ' "Economy; Senator C. 1 B. : Sandall, York. : ' '"The 'Republican Party," Cheater H. Aldrlch,' Lincoln. ' The speakers' were all greeted with en thusiasm. Congressman Sloan said that the republican - party was keeping no I book, ' but was in a position to show all i who oppose In 1 918 what a real party Is. "Two years ago we turned over to the democratic partythJe country at the noon oi us existence wun ail department in good condition," said- ha, "but today aftcF only two years of power, we find a v depleted ' treasury ' and every depart ment til trouble." Action for Damages Brought Against' Senator Warren '(From a. Btaff Correspondent.) ! .WASHINGTON, April 1. (Special Tela gram.) Alleging -that Senator Francis E. Yarren of Wyoming caused lil deten tion. for several months In the govern ment hospital for the Insane. Albert 6. Connelly has filed suit to recover $60,000 damages from the senator in the supreme court of the District of Columbia. r The plaintiff says' he' Incurred-, the enmity of Senator Werrpn ' by Investi gating the alleged practice of. private Individuals fencing public? lands -in Wyo ming.' He says he waa especially Inquir ing Into the rumor that' such alleged fencing waa being done by the Warren LKe Stock company, of which, he asserts, the senator was a stockholder. - He declares this activity led to his ar rest on a charge of Insanity. . He declares he was released front th asylum May 23, Ult i POSTMASTER DEDERICK' IN CHARGE AT SUPERIOR SVPERIOR. Neb.. April l.-Rpeclal Tel egram) C. E. Dederlck, who has .been editor of the Superior Express for the last ffteen years, took his office as post master here this morning. C. & Btine, who retires from the office, hss been postmaster for twelve years and has seen th office grow from two clerk! to Its present sire, having now four clerks, three rural and two city carriers. ' Th clerks and carriers called Mr. Stlne and his assistant, Mrs. Nesbit. to th of fice last night and mad each of there a present to Mr. Btine a gold watch and to Mrs. . cubit a gold handled umbrella a tokens of their appreciation. -.SQUITH TAKES PLACE ' , OF GREY, WHO IS AWAY liONDOW. April 1-Premler Asqulth temporarily has taken charge of the Brit ish foreign office. 8lr Edward Grey hav lug been compelled to take a short holt, day. It is expected Sir Edward will bs away from the ministry about three weeka. The premier received diplomalla caller at th foreign office. GERMANS TORPEDO 2 MERCHANTMEN, THIRTY MEN LOST 1 British Steamer Seren Seas, Bound front London for Liverpool, Sank with Nina Off Beachy Head. FRENCH SHIP SENT TO BOTTOM Freighter Emma Destroyed by Ger man Submarine and Nineteen ' of Crew Drowned. DUTCH CARGO BOAT ARRESTED NEW HAVEN, England. April 1. The British steamer Seven .Seas, of 6S2 tons, was torpedoed by a Ger man submarine oft Beachy Head this afternoon. The attack was without warning and eleven of Its crew of eighteen, Including all the officers except the socond engineer, were drowned. - The steamer wss bound from London for Liverpool. ' 8uch was the force of the explo sion that the hatches were blown off and a big hole was torn In the steam er's side, -causing It to sink within three minutes. The survivors, three of whom were Injured, were lsnded here this eve ning "by a deatroyer. French Steamer Sank. LONDON, April 1. The French steamer Kmma. bound to Bordeaux, was torp- tedoed Wednesday in the British chan nel off Beachy Head by a German sub marine. Nineteen members of Its crew were drowned, only .wo being saved. Th periscope ot the submarine had hardly been sighted from the Kmma when the torpedo from the undersea boat struck th Emma In the engine room. No warning of any kind was given. The ship foundered within three minutes. A British destroyer subsequently picked up-two men who bad bren in the water for a couple of hours, and at the sur.ie time recovered two bodies. The Eknma had a crew of 'twsnty-on men. Arreat Detrh t'srg Boat. j LONDON, April 1. A dispatch ts the exchang Telegraph company from New j Haven, a port in . English channel In I pusseg, says a large Dutch cargo boat ts Lodawtlk Van Nassau, has been brought into New Haven by two British torpedo boat under the suspicion that it had bean supplying German submarines with fuel oil. The torpedo boats gave ehaa to th Lodewljk and 'captured It near' Brighton, It la said th members of Its crew ap pear, to he Germans. Ths name of the vessel ! la painted ' on' each side In huge letters. It has a csrg6 of oils an board and this ts new being examined. When JuU by ta British trpedo boats the Dutch , steamer refused to stop, but it eventually was brought to a halt. . ' - . Hobseaa Klaated. t , , NBW YORK, April l.-Three German submarines were sighted off the Hook of Holland by. the 'Holland-American liner Potsdam, which arrived her today. The' periscopes of th submarines were observed by the Potsdam about two miles of the Hook. The underwater cra't fol lowed the ship for .a short distance with out . attempting to stop It, and then branched, off In different directions. Justice.Holeiibeck" . .Memorial Services To Be Held Monday (Prom a Staff Correspondent) LINCOLN,. April , l.(ilpeclsJ.) Memo rial services will be held in th supreme court - Monday in memory of ' the lat Chief Justice Hollenbeck, who died early In January, a few days after his Inaug uration Into office.. Th services will be held with the su preme court sitting en banc In the pres ence of th bar. A committee on resolu tions will report. Thresher Officially Is Reported Missing WASHINGTON. April l.-Report that an American life had been lost la the war son sround th British Isle were brought officially to the attention of the Washington government late today when Ambassador Page and Consul General Skinner at Ixmdon cabled that Leon C. Thresher, an American mining man, was supposed to hav bee'n -drowned In the destruction of the British liner Palaba by a German submarine, Th reports merely transmitted unoffi cial statements, and Instructions were sent Immediately to both official to be gin an Investigation and report promptly. No action will be taken by th govern nient until this official version of Thresh er's death haa been received and'all th fart surrounding th destruction of the Kalaba have teen carefully scrutinized. Want a Bird House? Just the thing for the boy or girl. Coupon for it in SUNDAY'S BEE Japan Warned Demands on China Violate United States Treaty TOKlO, Japan. March IT. ( Delayed In Transmission.) The American govern ment note recently forwarded to Toklo concerning negotlntions now In (iroirress between th Japanese and Chinese sov rrnmenta, dwelt In particular; according to reliable Information, on three points In the Oemands made by ji an on China. Of these three points, the first concerned the selection of foreign advisers by Chlnnr the second was In regard to the purchase of munition of war by the Chinese gov ernment and' the third dealt with the question of foreign loans. The Washington government, It Is un derstood, submitted that If Japan Insisted on the right to be consulted by China In the selection of foreign sdvteer It might be a violation of the sovereignty of Chlnn. It Is further contended that If Japan Insisted on the purchase by China of munitions of war In Japan and Insisted that it be consulted with regard, to cer tain foreign loans In the province of Fukien In fouth Manchuria and In East ern Monogolla. this course might be a violation of the principle of equal op portunity stipulated In the agreement reached between Bsron Takahlra when Be wss minister to the I'nlted (Mates and Kllhu Root, at that time secretary of state. That agreement provides for main taining the Independence and Integrity of China and the equality of commercial op portunity In that country. MEXICANS MURDER 2 MORE AMERICANS Carranza Bandits Kill Yankees for Their Cattle and Villa Ex ecutes Syrians. BLOODY DETAILS REACH BORDER EL PASO, Tex., April 1. The killing of two Americans by Car ranza soldiers and the execution of two Syrians by Villa officials be came known here today. Baron Smith of Houston. Tex., and Roscoe T. Bllings were killed by Carranta soldiers a few miles north of Mexico City ' two months ago, according to R. H. Aitkin, who arrived here today after two months' flight to the border.. The soldiers murdered the Americans to secure their cattle, according to Aitkin. Salamon Nigrl and. Rafael Fereze, Syrians were (executed Tuesday at Torreon In accordance with General Villa's recent decree Inflicting the death penalty upon those convicted of Implication In the circulation ot counterfeit Mexican "money. "''''The men were merchants of Torreon. Details of the execution reached Lnls Nigrl, brother of Salamon, here today. , According to the information re ceived today by Luis Nigrl, the mer chants had shown their money to Villa officials, who had declared It genuine. Shortly after a squad of soldiers arrested and executed the merchants. 1 ' Refuses to Eaise Sectarian School Inspection Bill . , (Krom a" Staff Correspondent) LINCOLN, April 1 (Special.) Repre sentatives spent two hours today In th endeavor to place each member ot tha lower house on record on II. R. 2S7, known as th bill for th inspection ot a'.: School of a prlvat character and which would provide for state Inquiry into religious schools. Finally mustering only ' thlrty-flv vote In favor of raising the bill over the head of th sifting committee, which hsJ not reported It for consideration, the ad vocates ot the measure gave It up. Mem bora were routed out of cloak rooms, committee rooms and corridors and mado to go on record. The vote cannot be taken as indicative of the vote had th bill been up for pas sage, for many voted against th mo tion because they were opposed to rals Inir any hill over th heads of the com mltteewhll other voted for the noti.in because they were not satisfied with ti e work of the committee because they had bills which had not been lifted out and took this way of "getting even." Following are those who favored ad vancing the neasure: Anderson (Phelps), Mrant, Burgess, Crinklaw. Dau, Druesedow, Evans, Harris. Hornby, Howard, llutton, Jeary, I.arwn, l.lniley, limlaren, slattetaun, Meredith, Miner, Mockrtt, Moseiey, Nor ton. Orr, -Peterson, Iteuter, Reynolds (Lincoln), Rudlsill. Aass, Hcott. Hlevers, Kmith, Horeusrn, titeariia, htebhlna. Ward, Woodhurst. Five Employes of Powder Mill Dead ALTON, III., April l.-Flve employ ea of I the Equitable Fowder company, Inciud ! Ing James A. Colburn, superintendent, jwere killed today when an explosion : wrecked the press mill at the plant five j mile from here. Five thousand pounds of black powder were in th building. Th I shock was felt here. SENTENCE OF LIEUTENANT J. P. MARKOE IS CONFIRMED WASHINGTON, April l.-Prestdeut 'Wilson ha confirmed . th sentence of dismissal imposed by general court-mar tial at Nace, Arls., upon Second Lieu tenant John P. Markoe, Tenth cavalry, who waa found guilty of "having be come violently drunk." IJeutmutnt Mar oe waa appointed to the military academy from St. Paul, Minn., and was graduated last yar. PEKING. April 1. The negotiations be tween Japan and China looking to the ac ceptance by th republic of the demands presented by Toklo shortly after the Japanese occupation of Klao-Chow were again saved from disaster today by the fact thst the Chinese statesmen made further concessions to Japan. The Chinese offered to waive entirely the question of Chinese Jurisdiction over Japanese Immigrants to South Manchuria, except in esses Involving land ownership. M. Illckl, the Japanese minister, under took to submit this proposal to Toklo. Articles II. Ill, lv, and Group 5 were presented without any offer of modifica tion by Japan. (These articles provide for the ownership of land by Japanese In the Interior of China: for the employ ment of Japanese policemen on certain rimlgnated Chinese police forces: that China purchase munitions of war from Japan, and that China grant certain railroad concessions In the eastern por tion of the central part of the republic. Th Japanese advanced the argument that they wished to unify the system of arma now used throughout China, which tndsyls made up of a medley of In numerable atterns. They said that China would benefit by an Increased number of schools and hospital (as pro vided In article 11) and that they were only asking privileges which other na tions iyw enjoy. RUSSIANS DEFEAT TURKSJN PERSIA Czar's Forces Win Victory in San gnin&ry Battle Fought at At kutur, North of Dilman. SULTAN LOSS TWELVE THOUSAND TABRIZ, Persia, March 31. (Via Petrograd and London, April 1.) Hostilities between Russian and Turkish forces in Persia have 'been' resumed. On March 25 the Russians defeated the Turks In a sanguinary battle at Atkutur, north of Dilman, in northwestern Persia. The Turks lost 12,000 in killed, wounded and prisoners, as well as many guns. Ilaadreds of ( hrlattawa Mala. TAB1J5, March Sl.-(Vla London, April 1.) Preceding the re-occupallon by the Russians of 8a J mac rialns. In Azerbai jan province, northwest of Urumlah, hundreds ot native Christians wera rounded up by th Turks in th village of Haftdewan and massacred. Many ot these wera searched out from the homes of friendly Mohammedans, who tried to hide them. The-'Ruslaiis on entering ha' village found T30 bodies, mostly naked and mu tilated. Th . recovery of bodies from wells, pools and ditches and their burial kIt SuO men busy for three days. ' The wailing of Women Intensified the horror of the scene. Surviving widows, who wer able to Identify th bodies of their husband. Insisted, upon digging graves and burying th bodloa. Borne of th victims had baen shot. In other casea they were bound to ladders and tbelr heads, protruding through, war hacked off; eye were gouged out and limbs chopped off. A general massucre of the 10,000 or 15,000 Christians remaining in Urumlah Is ex pected, unless Ushould be averted by orders from Constantinople. Verbal message from Urumlah con firm earlier . reports that more than MO persons already have been killed In that neighborhood and that more than, 1,000 have died of diseases. The messages alos confirm ths reports of th maJ treat ment ot Rev. Pr. B. T. Allen, an Amer ican missionary at Urumlah. President of Pueblo Bank is Unable to Procure Bondsmen PUEBLO, Colo., April L-vV. , B. Slaughter of Dallas, Teg., president of the defunct Mercantile National bank, waa arraigned her today, charged with the embeixlement of 11)0,000 county funds which 'were on deposit In the bank, II pleaded not guilty and was held In bonds of StO.OOO. Preliminary examination was set for Saturday, April 10. Counsel for Slaughter stated that pre liminary examination might be waived and pleaded that the $20,000 bond was ex cessive. Th court declined to reduce the amount of ball. Slaughter remained in the custody of the peollc. Scott Believes Piutes Accused of Murder Innocent Washington: April i.-Brigadier General H..tt. chief of staff of the army, returned from his successful expedition bringinif in the recalcitrant Piutea, Im pressed with the belief that Tsc-Ne-Gat. their leader, Is Innocent of th charge of murder.' or that at least the evidence is purely circumstantial and possibly fur nished by unfriendly Utes. Th general believes the Piutes thought th marshal' posse, which they resisted, a lynching party of cow men. Oeneral Scott found officials responsible to his representations for leniency and thinks lh s.1 h-rJ f ,K. ....... 1. . . . j loose to loin their tribes. I Work for 10,000 . in Steel Mills CHICAGO. April 1. Ten thousand men who have bean Idle since the first ot th year, today returned to work In the steel mill and factorlee of Chicago Heights, a suburbsn town. Tb plants resumed oper ation after a three months' shutdown, caused by shortage ot material and busi ness depression. WAR Of) ALCOHOL HAS PRECEDENCE OVER RECRUITING Great Britain Must Solve Problem of Ammunition Supply Before the Spring Advance Can Be Pushed. DRASTIC STEPS, ARE EXPECTED King's Letter Supposed to Be Pre lude to Measure that Will Equal Absolute Prohibition. MORE FIGHTING IN MOUNTAINS The Day's War News A FRF.NCIt BIIIP was torpedoed la the Radish chaaael, and a far kaiwi only two aaesaber of Its crew of tweaty-one were aared. A DUTCH CABOO BOAT atseetra submarines haa been eaotored tr British toroedo boats. Tl'BKRY BXPF.CT9 other Ballus aide, of the allies. RUSSIAN AKD AUSTRIAN restore eoneerala; the arreat strasral la th Carpathlaa arc oosapletelr variance, althooah they ' a a re that heavy fl;htlaa; I coattaatnsr. RUSSIA ! BLACK SKA FLEET haa boaahardeal Tarklah towa la Asia Minor. GERMAN WAR OFFICE) aaaoaaced today that Btl.ftOO RaaataB were rapt a red In March. Tlfpj HOLY WAR haa malted la a ' farther maaaaere of Christian la Persia. Ia oae Ttllagr the had lea ' of TXO Chrlatlaaa were foaad ky the Raaalaaa. HOSTILITIKS BRTWF.HN Raaalaa and Tarklsh arm lea la north wet- rrs rfms aavo ovea rename, ia a battle last week 1S.OOO Tarka were killed, wonaded or eaptared. 1 . LONDON. Aprfl 1. The war on j alcohol, an outcome of the labor sit- j uation in Great Britain, has defl- nltely taken precedence over the 1 much-talked-ot "spring ' advance of I the allies In the west," the reason IhAln that IKa nrAhUm nf ammuni tion has become more pressing than th'at of recruiting. To Hound Pnblle Sentiment. Th pronouncements ot cabinet leaders and th letter of King George on the Question of temperance are Intended to r. fli. 'AW n r, uimA nnhllrt ,i i nin i I preparatory to either shutting off abso lutely the nale of drink throughout th country, exoept on physicians' prescrip tions, or th adaption , of some measure which, whlla perhaps not called absolute prohibition,- will hav almost as drastic an effect. War Secretary Kitchener has announced that no alcoholic beverages shall be served in his household for th duration of th war. Th battlefields In the east and west afford little news today and, although the allies are reported as having resumed operations In the Dardanelles, nothing official Is forthcoming. Today being th centenary of the birth of Bismarck, the newspapers ' reviewed editorially tha career of this German statesman, ending In th break with the present emperor, and speculation what might have been th outcome of th war to date had Bis marck been at the helm. Austria would seem to be strengthening Its forces in Bukowlna with th Idea of thwarting a formidable Russian advance In th Carpathians, and this, according . 1. T1 I V. ... v.1 . I . - k - incursion into Russia ovar the Dniester river at a point near Csernowtts. PETROGRAD, April L (Via. London. V Th German bombardment ot th Russian ' position at OMowets In Russian-Poland, haa been definitely abandoned, aeoording to semi-official dispatches published here today. ' For sora days naat the German artil lery fir on Osaowets has been weakened, and on March SO It was discontinued. Th cessation of these operations la regarded in Petrograd as an indication of the end of the German, offensive movement In th north. The argument is ' advanced that In abandoning the siege of Oasowets the Germans wUl appear to have given) up the hope of establishing connection (Continued on Pag four. Column iVwr.) Being your own boss is. probably your greatest de sire and that of many others like you. 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