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OMAHA, THURSDAY MOIiXING, AP1UL 15, 1915 TWELVE l'AOHS.
Trains aa at
otel Mswe Steads, Be
SINGLE .COPY TWO CENTS.
SEVEN AHD OIIE-HALF
f I1ILLI0NSOF HONEY
Legislature Juit Cloied Comet
Within Four Hundred Thousand
of the Amount Given Two
FIGURES COMPILED BY PASTY
Specific Instance DtrNot Show that
House Kept Total Down to
.. . , Noticeable Degree.,
FULL LIST . OF EIPEJfDITTIB.ES"
' (From a S'aff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. April 14. (Special.)
Appropriations made by the session
of the legislature' Just closed will
come within about $402,087 of the
appropriations of the legislature of
1913.- unless the governor should
veto some of the bills which carry a
Appropriations Just made for the
coming blennium show $7,713,733.
The 1913 session showed a total ap
propriation of $8,115,820 by demo
cratic, figures. s
Other figures place the appropria
tion a little more, but as some of
the appropriations, notably the uni
versity maintenance fund which in
' eludes the cash fund on tuition, has
to be estimated, the difference comes
only in the way the estimate Is made.
As democrats will have the publish
ing of the figures, it will probably
be best to take the estimate from
democratic sources. . The two esti
mates do not differ greatly.
Following are the appropriations:
H. XL 'No. and Subject. Amount,
no. legislative expenses
il. LeHtsiative salaries
110. 0 N)
3i0. I nd, Norfolk asylum ..,
4M. Land, Beatrice institute
two. Deficlenciew. state Institutions
40. Land. Home for Dependent
719. Deficiency, Hallway com'n... ,i0
171. Normal achool levy Ul.iM
IK. Hewerage, Hastings hospital.. ' 4,om
l'. Water users' litigation ' 12,500
S74. Reimburse O. P. Biirhola
. Kollef of I.ucy A. Talbert 2,000
(ill. Furnishings, Orthopedic hos
pital, Lincoln s.ono
fll. Relief of Elisabeth Davis 5.0H
IBS. Relief of Barpy county , 4.013
Relief of Mrs. lone Storey .... 7:H
242. Relief of Cassie Dyer .000
Normal school endowment.... 12,0i
4M. New building, Norfolk hosp'l 60,000
172. Lend, - tubercular . hospital,
Kearney - i.. . ''2,900
W3. Building and Improvements,
Lincoln lioarital S0.0O9
64. Building, Home for Dependent ,
Children, Lincoln, 27,(00
fy.A Sewerage. Olrls' Industrial . ,
. 1 school, Omeva .(. r".,Sci0
668. Oradina, trchool for Peaf,
Omaha . 400.)
C70. Dairy barn, Milford Industrial - ,
, . home S.nOO
m. belief of blind S.010
75-:. Mixnellaneoiui defMencles 12.240
!.". lftate aid bridge fund 150,oi0
67. University building fund tmt,G73
. Hospital. Omaha Medical col. loO.OQO
SR Iowa-Nebraska iBound'ry com. , )
Buildings at tubercular hoe-.
pltal, Kearney .., K2n0
Tfll. State farm paving. Lincoln.. &.1100
730. General salaries hill ft.24S
Ml. Industries at penitentiary .... 11,iO0
731. Oeneral maintenance bill 2,769,820
2M, Fish hatchery improvements. 10,000
7S4f Combat foot and mouth dls-
ease .-. SO.000
MS. Laundry, Milford Soldiers'
M2. Buildings, Beatrice institute. 48.i00
4. State university 1,727,00
mi. Buildings, urana island sol-
7.V5. General claims bill .' ,
Normal school, library ..........
'Includes government funds.
- Special Itesaa AFPrsprlated.
In addition to ' the foregoing specific
appropriations, the legislature authorized
the expenditure of fees and cash funds
and miscellaneous funds estimated as
follows, which are about the same as
fn 1913: .
Food eommlsftton '
Live Stock Hamtary board .
Normal school, cash
Normal school, endowment
Forecast till 7 p. m. Thuradsy.
. For Omuha, Council Bluffs snd Vicinity
Fair; cto Important change in tempera
ture. Omaha Yesterday.
i a. m
( a. m.....
1 p. m
t p. m..,..
J p. ni
4 p. m.....
p. m.,... 7
T p. in. ...!., 75
, t. m,..i 12
wii m. mix lsi .
71 .72 bit
. f 0 42 ' 42 47
OTi 5 S7 u
. .00 .00 ai
Mean temperature .
lemperatures ana precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature .....'...T , '., 51)
Kxorsa for the dny 15
Totiil deOoli-nc since March 1 12a
Normal prer-ipitation '.. .09 Inch
I'eflcletK'y fr the dnr (finch
Total rainfall since March 1.... 1.12 inches
Kxos since March 1 4)1 inch "
Deficiency for cor. period. 1P14.. .l Inch '
Lxceea fcr cor period, lau 124 inches
Reawrls from Sli
Station and State
Unas 7 P. M.
Temp. High- Rain-
1 p. m. est. fail.
nryenne. i-art cloudy.... 52 1
levni.ort. cli-ar &s S2
Drnvr, rainimr m 72 '
I Moius. clear HH 74
lender, cloudy it 2
N'ojth Piatta. cloudy 6s
(malia, Irar 7' tt
IJu-blo. (iourty M 72
Rapid City, cloudy 7- hi
Halt Luke City, cloudy.... is m
Honta Fe. cloudy f,2 I
fheridun, cloudy M tl
hioiu City, cirar 72 m
alnttiMt. part cloudy.... 74 Mi
T indlcatea t of orrciiitatio.
U A. W KLSU, Local Jr erecasler.
'BATTERING OPEN THE DARDANELLES -British tars gathered on the forward deck
of a battleship watching the effect of the shells on the Turkish forts.
SOUTH OMAHA MEN
AT; WYOMING 'MEET
Nebraska Stockmen Beach Douglas
for Annual Convention of Stock
v growers'' Association.
RECEIVED WITH . OPEN ARMS
DOUGLAS. Wyo., April 14. (Spe
ciat Telegram.) All is in readiness
for the annual convention of the
Wyoming Stock Growers' aB&oc'ation,
which opens' here tomorrow at 10
o'clock. President Carey of Carey
hurst and Secretary Smith of Chey
enne arrived today and are busy ar
ranging the details of the meeting.
Miss Smith has een secretary for
many years, having been honored
with election for life and the work
or a convention is an old
her. , v.
story ' to
":7 7 i
' ; J .'V:. '
I fc-e I -a- .. , v
This afternoon the Bouth Omaha NjouiThree 1 Japanese" Warships under 'Ad-
iRtK?i0faMrTivt on . rnlral 7. Nskayama,
jlh Northwestern, slong with many stock-Lnd guUBly ,hlB.
awn ftDtn fut... w..i - ...ana suypiy. gnipB,
South Omaha WrlromrdV
The visitors were met at the station by
a reception committee of stockmen and
cltixens and given ah enthusiastic Wyo
ming welcome. Headed by the Do iglas
tsnd, the visitors were taken In auto
mobiles tothe Labonte hotel, which Is
the headquarters of the stockmen.
The South. Omaha delegation, -the
largest that ever attended a Wyoming
stock convention, is all well acquainted
In Douglas apparent as on N strott and
were soon holding Joyful : reunions with
their customers, tiouth Om!ha has for
many years been the chief market for
tfcls territory, but a" delegation of Sioux
City Commission men is here to ret ac
quainted and make the Wyoming stock
men acquainted with their market.
, Tomorrow the Denver men will be her
i In a epecial Car to hrr.RI that m.rlf.t
land Chicago is represented by a number
Of prominent live atock men. -
Former Krkrukss Talks, t '
One of the principal speakers at the
convention will be Prof. M. R. Smith,
formerly of the Untvernlty of Nebraska,
who will speak ,on "Types Vof Beef
Cattle " .' ' ' ; -
Governor Kendrick and former Gover
nor Carey are also on the program,
' Tonight's trains brought a crowd that
will tax the capacity of this little city
to the utmost, - b it . t!.e committee la
eharge have made preiierations to . take
care'of.them all. ' ' j
The South Omaha travelers ' are glad
the thirteenth has . tone. A man was
killed by their train yetterdsy and a
prominent Chadron Mocktnan, who was
visiting them, expired suddenly. W. H.
Gould, jr., joined the delegation at Chad
ron this morning.
Turks Report Two
Warships of Allies.
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 11-tVla
Wireless to. Berlin and London. April 14.)
An official statement issued by the
Turkish war office tonight says:
"Some enemy patrol ships today (Tues
day) bombarded unsuccensfuly the bat
teries t the exit of the'Dardaneiles. A
cruiser and a deslroyer both were struck
Germans Work on '
Shine River fortress
BASEL. I witei land. April 14 Via
Paris.) The German military authorities,
according to advices reaching this city,
are reconstructing the formidable fort
ress at Isteln, flveXuille from bere. on
The barracks ' Inside the fortress have
been completely pulled down, and ex
tensive underground barracks to take
their place have been dug and quarried
out of the earth. Furthermore the IUver
Rhine la being dammen so that when
certain sluice gstes are closed wide
stretches of the surrounding country can
Observers In Basel are exprettsing the
opinion that these preparations are in
anticipation of a French offensive being
, , ,
Main Body of Austrian Army
Defeated by Russians at Rostoka
( i - -
LEMBKRO. aallela. April . 14. -The
main hody. of the Austrian army moved
on Rostoka, where" they found the Rus
sians prepared in a strong defensive no-'
sHIon, and they were again repulsed.
Another attack, made by the Austrlana
In the southern . district of t'ssok and
Mikado's Squadron Takes Possession
of Bay on West Coast of Mexico
: and Lands Ammunition. ;
m , , "a
GUARDING THE WRECKED ASAMA
LOS ANGELES, Cat..' April 14.
v with six colliers
( --f . V . .. . u , ,
U)' auuui i,uv wgu, wers iccrou; iu
Turtle BayLower California, stand
ing by the stranded Japanese cruiser
Anama, according to a staff corre
spondent of the Los Angeles Times,
who has just returned from a trip of
investigation. Turtle Bayv is 409
miles south of San Diego, Cal., and is
said to be the. best harbor north of
Magdslena Bay, the west coast ren
dezvous of the United States navy.
No effort is being made to flo?t thd
lAsama. which the correspondent avers is
lying In soft mud entrance to the hr.rbor
This was explained, he said, by Javanese
officers, who declared they were awaiting
the arrival of a great crane ship. Mean
time, however, the correspondent as
serted, Turtle bay has been rained by the
Juranese, ammunition has been landed
end a large camp established ashore
I reparations also were made, he added.
to land guns from the Aaama. The fines '
were laid In the harbor, the correspondent I
said he was told, as an additional pre- j
caution against attacks of the ships. .
. Tho war. vessels guarding the Aamt
were the Chitose, Idsumo and Tkloba.
When the correspondent sought to get
close , to these vessels -and to visit the
Asa ma ha said he was arrested and told
ty Lieutenant Tomasada of the Idsume
that It was dangerous to 'cruise about the
hay, and also that visiting was ', to be
Cotton Won't Be ' , '.
-: Made Contraband
LONDON. April 14. The British gov
ernment has decided against placing cot
ton on the 'contraband list.
: Nell Primrose, under secretary of for
eign affairs, oti behalf of the foreign of
fice, said It had been .formd .that the
military advantages to be gained by de
claring cotton contraband were Insuffi
cient to tustify such a step. .
- One More Election
BAYONNE. N. J April 14, -Complete :
icturns or" Bayonne's f:rst m.'fllclpal :
election held under th ecommission form
of government turned the city admtnls- :
tration over to the republicans, by a ma-
jfrity of mie to five conimlslera, voted
on yesterday. . ,
Bert . Daly, the democratic mayor, was :
defeated, being sixth in the race .
Shells Briton Town
LONDON. April 14.-A German Zep
pelin airship pasted over Blyth. on the
North t$ea In Northumberland county, at
S o'clock tonight, dropping bombs, says
a dispatch to the Central News from
Blyth. The bombs, jt Is added, fell in
the outskirts of the town.
' Te Sels Ice Ships.
LONlON. April ll.-An . rdMn--aun.
cU was Usuod Uita evening comiimniWr
Ing all refrigerator slui engaged in
trad between ports wlihlo the United
Kingdom aavd AuaUaila.
Verctxklm, met wtih a similar check, the
Russians ot.pylng- a position three miles
The lelt flank of the Austrian army,
under command of Archduke Joseph
Ferdinand, Is being gradually exposed
by the Russian advances toward Brtfcld
' r - ' i. i 1
Proclamation of Martial Law is Ex
pected as Result of Advance of ;
Russians Into Hungary.
RUMOR OF A DEAL WITH ITALY
ROME, April 1J. (Via Paris,
April 14.) A dispatch from Trent,
telegraphed frpiii.ihe! rdntfefto the
Idea Naslonale, quoted ' an' officirt)
who has'just returned frSin VleiarA
as authority for the statement that a
state of siege probably will be pro
claimed soon, in Austria because et
unrest resulting from the Russian ad
vance , across . the Carpathians.
Wealthy Hungarians are said to be
making hasty preparations for flight.
The Idea Nazlonale's correspon
dent says he had learned from the
same source that Emperor Francis
Joseph hss decided to cede to Italy
the so-called "Italian provinces," in
cluding Flume, but only on condition
that Italy Join with Austria and Ger
many in prosecuting the war.' This
report is considered in Rome to be
entirely without foundation. '
Election Upon May 16
It was reported yesterday that Gov
ernor. Morehead has practically decided
to issuo a proclamation for the Greater
Omaha election upon May 18, Just two
weeks following the. city election ta
It la said the decision was reached yes
terday and that the proclamation may
be Issued at an early dale.
CHICAGO SHEET METAL '
' "WORKERS GQ ON STRIKE
; CHICAGO, April M Lockout of 1000
union sheet metal workers went Into ef
fect today as a result of an order Issued
yesterday by the . Building Construction
I-Jinployers' association. The. lockout was
declared .over the protest of the sheet
metal contractors,, whose agreement with
the workers expired on April 1.' The
union officials refused to sign the uni
form agreement with the employers' as
sociation, protesting against the clause
which permit the use In Chicago of
materials from other cities.
For the !
lly special Mrraugriiirnt with
eight of the leading moving
picture thraters TIJK BEE Is
enable! to rlve its readers a
combination coupon good for
a free admission to any one
of them obi (lays specified.
In Sunday's Dee
AKfilfc'TANT to mgr. of timoll whole
sale house. Must be Stenographer
and tookkeeper. prefer man zi l .i
years of age, .with ger.eral merchan
dlae store experience. Kxcellent
chance, good salary; give txperieuco,
age, salary, etc.
Tot farther Information aheat
thla opportunity, see the Waat
- Ad Sectiva ef The se tooay.
Telegrapher Tells Industrial Com
mission Ban Placed on Mem
bers by Both Great Cor
LIST IS OPEN TO RAILROADS
Many Men Driven from' Country,
While Others Use Aliases to
CARD REINSTATEMENT PRICE
CHICAGO. April 14. C. H. Mc
Klrath, a telegrapher, employed by
the International News service at De
troit, testified today before the
United States Com mission on Indus
trial Relations that the. commercial
telegraph companies maintain a
. "I am on It because I am a union
men," he said, and added that he
Is sure the list is interchangeable be
tween the Western I'nlon snd the
Postsl Telegraph companies. Me said
the list Is available to the railroad
y Drlren from Inantr',
"Many men have been driven from the
country In this way." said the witness,
"while others rave obtained work by
using an alias. Thepe letter, however, are
usually discovered In time.
"Do blackllsied men ever obtain rein
statement?" asked Frank P. Walsh,
chairman of the rommtsNlon. -
"yes, by surrendering his manhood by
surrendering his union card. replied Mo
Elrath. -UIOO M JO JUpJl 'dlUB)fUION uf -ft
merclal Telegraphers' I'nlon of Amerioa,
was recalled to mply to a nr.rase of the
testimony of Vice President Brooks of
the Western Union Telegraph company,
and Edward O. Reynolds, general man
ager of the Postal Telegraph company.
The strike of 1907, Konenkamp said, was
not brought about by the officers of the
anion on the heels of an agreement made
through C. P. Netll, then commissioner of
tabor, but waa forced by the rank and
file et the union.
They Didn't Knew.
"The men In Ban Frannlsco did walk out
the day after the agreement was reached,'
but they did not know of the truce and
officers of the union forced them to re
turn to work," said the witness. "The
union officials were harshly criticised by
the men for their conciliatory attitude.
Then waa wrong on both aides, but the
companies had ample warning of unrest
among the men." .
Commissioner Ashton asked If every ef
fort was made to Inform the men of the
Netll agreement.' . . ., t
."No. It. O. dowry, then general man
ager of the Wester Union, wanted to
"save his face,' and I waa asked to give
the agreement as little publicity aa pos
sible," replied Mr. Konenkamp.
T. W. Carol!, superintendent of traffic
of the Western Union Telegraph oompsny.
was the next witness. lie waa questioned
regarding hours, nature of work, relief,
split tricks snd the bonus system of com
pensation. , - -
Seek to Prove Muzik
Was Insane When
He Killed His Wife
Mamie Murlk. S years old, told the jury
In Judge English's court, where Emll
Muslk is being tried fo- the murder of
Mrs. Anna Muslk. that Tape killed
mamma, and laughed and clapped his
hands and ran out doors."
The child, aroused from sleep the morn
ing of March S by her mother's screams,
was the only witness of her father's es
cape from the house after the crime. Her
evidence was used by the defense In an
endeavor to prove' Muilk Insane. Evi
dence has been Introduced ' showing he
was drunk at the time of the murder.
Count Attorney Magney objected to
this calling of the Muslk child aa a witness
on the ground that 'she, was too young,
but his objection was overruled.' Her evi
dence was given In one sentence.
Muslk, who previously had sat stolid
and motlonlesa, wept after the Child tes
Spend Part of the
Night in Chadron
CHADRON, Neb., April 14.-(Special
Telegram.) The special car carrying
twenty-five Omaha stockmen and ten
Hioux City stockmen, came from Rapid
City at midnight last night and remained
until .7:S0 this morning. The stockmen
were accompanied on the north trip by
Colonel Coffee, Hank Simmons and As
sistant Superintendent Leppta. The party
left this morning over the Wyoming line
for Douglas to I attend the convention
there. It waa accompanied from here by
Breaks Diving Record;
Walks on the F4
HONOLULU, T. H., April It-Chief
Gunner's Mate Frank C. Rllley went SS
feet under water here today and walked
along the top of the submarine F-4, which
disappeared March 2S. The depth Is said
by naval officers to be a world's diving
Ten Killed in Rail
Crash at Detroit
DETROIT. April lt.-At least tea per
sona were killed and thirty injured late
this afternoon In a collision between
Detroit city street car and a cDtrolt,
Toledo t Jronton railroad train. The ao
oldent occurred at the western city lim
its of eDUoit.
Unofficial Report Says it Will Take
at Least Three Weeks to Re
EXAMINING BOARD DUE TODAY
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 14.
-The German commerce raider
Kron Prins Wllhelm It was learned
today Is In need of hotter tubes, which
cannot be supplied at this port sad
niust " be manufactured elsewhere.
To procure and install the tubes, it Is
said, would require at least thre
Expecting permission from Washing
ton to' move Into dry dock. Captain
Thlerf elder, of , the Oermen commerce
raider, Kron Prlna Wllhelm. todny or
dered his VeSKel made leadv to nrocsed
up the James river from Its snchorsge.
The examining board of the Norfolk navy
yards was due at any time to check up
on his outline of repairs necesaarv to
make the ship seaworthy.
The German commander toilsy prom
ised Collector Hamilton to ascertain
w-hether any natutaUied Americans' ara
aboard the ship. At lesst one American
Is believed to belong to the crew.
Details ( Slnklaa.
Details of tho sinking o the British
steamship Bellevue. one of the Wllhelm's
fourteen victims, were related todsy by
members of the crew. The Ilellevue was
bound from Liverpool to South American
ports with coal and whisky when cap
tured by the Wllhelm December 4 last
It was moored to the -Wilhelm with
strong cables and stripped of everything
of value. After all, moveable parts were
securely lashed down. In order that noth
ing might be left floating on the surface
to give the British cruisers a clue as to
ths Wllhelm's whereabouts, the Bellrvue
was sent to the bottom.
Smith Is Elected
Head of tho Saints;
Kelly Gets Release
LAMONI, la., AprlJ H-Special Telegram.)-The
pulpit at th emornlng preach
ing service was occupied by Elder H. N.
Hansen of Council Bluffs. At the business
meeting President Elbert A. Smith made
formal announcement of the death on
December 10. last, of the president of the
church. Joseph Hmlth. Hethen yielded
the ohalr to Apostle Oomar T. Griffiths
and the body proceeded to nominate and
elect Frederick Madison Hmlth to the of
fice of the presiding eldor of the church,
according to the revelation which had
been received and adopted by the body
Indicating him as successor, to his father.
The nominating speech was made by
Apostle Francis M. Sheehy of oLs Angeles
and the second hy High Priest Joseph A.
Tanner of Kansna City. Thla Is a unique
experience in the history of the church,
for the late Joseph Bmlth was president
continuously from the time of Its organi
sation In ISOO until his death.
The Joint council, composed of the first
president, quorum of twelve, order of
bishops and seventy recommended the
honorable release of Presiding Bishop
Kelly of Independence, Mo., owing to his
advanced age and the great h amount of
work which the steady growth of the
church has entailed, such release to take
place during the ensuing year under the
direction of ths first presidency, who
may reorganise the bishopric. This was
adopted without discussion, the matter
having been settled largtly In the quorums
befoie It reached the body.
E. L. Kelly hss been presiding bishop
since 1S91 and has seen the fortunes of
the church develop from smalt to exten
sive holdings In the United , States,. Can
ada, Europe, Australia. Hawaii and the
Bouth Sea Islands.
'A successor to Bishop Kelly Is not yet
In sight, the history of the church being
that a presiding bishop has always been
indicated by revelation. Bishop Kelly
leaves the conference tomorrow, called
home by the death of, his father-in-law.
John BUhop of Independence, Mo. Dr.
Joseph Luff was the evening speaker at
the church, with Bishop Evans at the
coliseum, as usual. ' ' .
Convicts Work on
Mound Builder Job
MUNDSVILLE. W. Vav April H.-A
force of convicts from the state peniten
tiary here today began the task of re
storing the historic mound, one of the
largest works of the Mound Builders
In the Ohio valley. The mound has been
taken over by the state aad will be con
verted Into a park. A movement Is on
(oot to erect o , ntbe summit a monu
ment to the memory of Captain Foreman,
who with twenty-five' others was massa
cred by Indians in 1787, a short distance
Want 1,100 Skilled
Men for War Work
CHICAGO, April 14. Eleven hundred
skilled mechanics f6r work In armament
shops on the Clyde, In Scotland, were
advertised for in 4ocal papers today by
an advertising agent of Edinburgh. Ap
plicants were told to apply by letter and
were promised union wages "plus unlim
ited piece work and overtime."
TRAIN SERVICE SUSPENDED
UNTIL ENGINE IS REPAIRED
TAHOR, la., April 14.-(fJpecial)-Tsbor
a Northern locomotive has been out of
commission this week owing to needed
repairs, consequently there baa been no
trains since Saturday. The mall has
been conveyed by the gas motor car
which alelJ carries an occasional pas
senger. Mrs. H Oates White died at her home
In Center street Monday after a long
lllnesa from liver trouble. Deceased waa
6t years of age and besides her husband
la survived by two sons, John White of
Bruno, Minn., and Dana White, who re
cently located at Spencer. Ia.
Mr. and, Mrs. Curt Rhode went to
Omaha the first of the week, where Mrs.
Dhode expected to undergo a surlgcal
opurstion tor eye trouble-
BIG BATTLE 111
Critical Importance of Series of
Fierce Struggles in Carpathians
Dwarfs Interest in the V
EACH SIDE CLAIMS SUCCES3
Vienna Says Russians Checked, hut
Petrograd Insists Further Ad
vances Are Made.
MORE FIGHTING IN THE STRAIT'S
The Day's War News
ni'fuv iiYF. rtrTiRCT mn.
other section nf the meantetn fcer
rler between Oallrla and flnnanr-.
Thla hattle was eta Incident In
trnaale of nnsnnl severity
In presreM nlonsi a frent mere
then lOlt nil lea, fro-n ftnrtfelit,
C.H'rl. Pf tsMd rsrll that
hnth laa re nttneklnst el m n I -tawenaaly
and that fhe.lnanea are
heavy. i '
AI STRIANa ! BIKOWIVt aad the
(ermaag. la northern Palnnit are
nattlaar small movement.. Inter
preted la Petragrrafl afc Intended
fare she Rasalana withdraw
nome of thele frnaae frnm the Cur
nalhlaaa front. ,
OrFiriAI. REPORT from Coeataatl
anple says (lie batteries at (he en.
trae la the straits were horn
hara4 yesterday aad that a
ersher aad destroyer rrere atroek
by the TarkUh fire.
MKSSAGKS FROM VIKWA la Rente
la that a state of siege probably
will he proclaimed la Aastrla.
EMPEROR FRANCIS JOSEPH has
derided to make the territorial
roaeesaloaa desired by Italy, pro.
Tided that nation will take aa
nrma for Aastrla aad Germany.
Thla report, however, la not gen
erally rredlted In Rome.
LKMBERa, April 13. (Via Fetro-
grad and London April 14.) In a
desperate attack by the Russians on
the right flank! of the Austrian posi
tion at Mesaliborc. on . the Hunga
rian side of the cast Beskid moun
tains and' about fifty miles south of
Prsemysl, the Atietriang were force
fter a twelve-hour battle to mak a
precipitate retreat-, The whole main
erast in this district, which the Aus
trUns considered to ta Impregnable,
nowis in Russian hands.
. LONDON, April Vl. -The struggle
for the last of the Carpathian passes
remaining In the hands of the Ger
manic allleg still houds the center of
the war stage. In London' the crit
ical importance of the series of fierce,
battles being wager along the eaatert
front from Bartfeld to Bukowlng Is
so fully recognised that the activities
ia other fields appear relatively of
minor importance. Each side Is
making claims -of success. ;
The Austrlnns assert that i,- t,. '
covlte Invaders have been held in check
since March SO, but an official statement
from Petrograd declares that fighting la
In progress more than fourteen mil.- .
the south of Ducla pass, which weuld ln-
uicaie a. Considerable Iluseian advance
In the direction of ihelhi,.riu
The Teutonic forces still hold Useolc pass
and s continue their counter attacks, but
last night the Jlusslans announced the
capture of three more heights within
rour or rive miles of that vital gate-
In the western arena, ih. .m.l .
done little in, the last two or three days
beyond the consolidation of positions
preparatory to another effort to. oust
the Germans from Bt. Mihlel.
Increased activity has been noted at
the Dardanelles and rumors persist of
Oermaa warships cruising in the north
ern waters of the North sea. -
Lose of Life tm Kaormeas.
PETROGRAD, April M.-(Vla London)-- '
Austto-Oerman forces, which still hold
Isolated summits of the' Carpathians, are
(Continued on Pagw Two, Column Two.)
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