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VOL. XLIV-XO. L!.
OMAHA, F1UDAY MOHNINU, APRIL 16, 1911V TWELVE PAGES.
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
PAY HIGHER RATE
ON KANSAS COAL
Railroads Charge Missouri Hirer I
Plants More Than Those at
Other Points for Fuel
TESTIMONY GIVEN AT CHICAGO
Witnesses at Hearing Deolare Pro
posed Advances Asked by Car
SIOUX CITY ' MAN UPON STAND
. rSttCAGO. April 15. Packing
house plants on the Missouri river In
view of distance and service rendered,
pajr a higher freight rule on coal
from the Kansas fields than do other
points, according to testimony today
before the Interstate Commerce com
mission's hearing of the petition of
the forty-one. western railroads for
Increased freight rates. Witnesses
said the proposal advanfoe of $ cents
a ton on coal, was unwarranted. The
testimony touched slack coal chiefly.
Increases in freight rates for the
Kansas coal fields to Kansas City, St.
Joseph and South Omaha plants of
Swift ft Co., from S5 cents a ton in
1905, to 70 cents, at the president
rate, were discussed by R. O'Hara,
chief rate clerk of Swift & Co.
ite declared that for similar distances
Illinois coal was carried by the railroads
to Chicago with average car mile earn
ings of 1S.T cents, while the car mile
earnings from the Kansas field to Kan
sas City were 22.2 cents, to St. Joseph 18
cents, and South Omaha 16.7 cents.
' On eroos-examln.tlon the witness said
that density of traffic had not figured
in his compilation.
SI anker 'a Testimony.
W. W. Jdanker, assistant traffic man
ager of Armour A Co., toetifled along
similar -lines, his discussion including
Sioux City, la., as well as the points
covered by Mr. O'Hara. Mr. M anker
"The rates from Kansas and Missouri
mines to Missouri river points are on a
much higher basis than those from other
eonl fields and points similarly distant."
The specific contention that present
coal rates from Illinois coal mines to
Sioux City, la., now yield a higher
revenue per oar than do other commodi
ties was advanced by C. E. Chllfie, com
missioner of the traffic bureau' ot the
Sioux City Commercial club
Mr.' CKUde reviewed statistics presented
by a rail mad wttnats en the average load
' of the prlsclpal commodities bandied in
Bloux ity territory and sald: w .
"The avenge car mite revenue on the
commodities named by . the witness tor
the railroad was leva than ! cents. Sioux
City now pays IS. S cents' per car mile on
Its lump coal and overl 16 cents on 1U
steam coal." . '
Seven Alleged Night .
Riders Are Indicted
' CAPE OIRARDEAU, Mo.. April 15.
Seven men were indicted in connection
with the recent activity of night riders
In Missouri by the federal grand Jury
which adjourned here yesterday. Judge
I). P, Dyer of 8t Louis, under whose In
1 atructlons the Jury carried on its in
vestigation, announced that heavy sen
; tepees would be Imposed on all men con
j vie ted lu bis court of participation In the
'night riders' work: letters have been
eent recently to the largi land owners
and 'merchants of this vicinity threaten
ing the destruction of their lives and
'property unless wages were raised, rents
lowered and negroes driven from the
POST PARCELS MAILED BY
GERMANS ARE RETURNED
CHIA830. April Ik (Via Parts.) Sev
eral thousand parcel post packages
mailed from Germany to the United
States, after being delayed here for some
vtlme, have been returned to the senders
by the postal authorities because the Brit
ish and rmch governments bsve given
notification that parcels addressed to
German cltlaens m the United States will
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be' seized whejl they are found on
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Kioua City, cjear 7i Si .00
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THE WAR IN EAST AFRICA An officer's pony dyed
in order to make it less noticeable in the field.
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IN SESSION HERE
Forty-Third Annual Conclave of the
Grand Commandery of State'
Comes for Two Days.
LOCAL KNIGHTS AS THE HOSTS
For be forty-third annual con
clave ot the grand commandery of
the Knights Templar of Nebraska'
officers and members have gathered
from all parts of the state tor the
ceremonies and entertalnments.whlch
began yesterday afternoon and con
tinue until '. this afternoon. with
over 300 local and visiting knights
and their ladles in attendance.
Mount Calvary Commandery of
Omaha' is host- for the " visiting
knights, and its opening In full form
at 'the Masonic temple at 4 o'clock
marked the "beginning of the annual
Wllletts ! barer.
Right Eminent Sir Will A. Needham o'
Ploomfleld, grand commander o! the
grsnd commandery,' Is the only officer not
attending the conclave. lie has moved to
Montana to live. Vice Eminent Sir George
Wlllelts, Jr., of McCook, deputy grand
commander, will be In charge of the
grand commandery 'conclave In the for
mer's absence. . "
Omaha officers of the grand command
ery are: Right Eminent Sir Francis E.
White, grand recorder; - Eminent Sir
Henry c. Akin, grand treasurer, and Emi
nent Sir Charles U Shook, grand sword
bearer. Eminent Sir George S. Tirknor
is commander of Mount Calvary Com
mandery No. 1 and Sir Luther B. Hoyt.
captain general, is general chairman. of
the arrangements. .
Right Eminent Sir Hutson B. Colroan
of Kalamaxoo, Mich., has arrived to rep
resent the most, eminent grand master
during the conclave, lie is stopping at
the Fontenelle. This morning Mount
Calvary commandery will assemble at 0
o'clock, and form in line to escort him
and the deputy' grand commander from
the hotel headquarters to the Masonic
temple, where the business session of the
conclave will be held.
while that Is in pi cares, the wives of
I; v"i!lBf knlBht, wl" enJoy u,
Hn annul h - .-... i ....
- - maiiiiiK 1ITJIU lite
run irne lie at lu o ClocB.
Merrow May NotHave
A post inurtem examination held l.y Dr. I
ajci taniiSHan. coroner's physician, re;
vealed the staining fact that two bul.
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ki j 7.. "-""' ,""u" "'"'nein homes throuKhout
uu tuniT ur uoui coum nave been
fslal. A coroner's Jury returned a ver
dict of suicide on the death, but the
examination may lead to fiyther. Inves
tigation as It rat Ike r refutes that possi
bility. SUIT AGAINST SHERIDAN
POST MUST BE TRIED
CHEYENNE, Wye. April l.-Specal:
That the district court of Sheridan-!
county erred when It diamissed the Detl-!
tlon of the plaintiff in the suit of Charles
A. Kntcher against the Sheiidsn Post i to ,,t UD hu thair today for the first
Printing company and Thomas T. Tynan. time. Alvah II. Christenson, now mls
an action for H,000 damages for alleged sionary in the South Sea islands, was
libel, is a decision which was handed down chosen to the office of seventy. So also
by the Wyoming supreme court today, were the following men: J. A. Dowker of
The supreme court remanded the cause to Independence, Mo.; Klc hard O. Weaver
the Sheridan county court for trial. ' of Brown City. Mich.; Illnman W. Sav
Kutcher, who. at the time, was mayor of age, lately returned from the South Bea
Sheridan, sued the Post company and ielanda, and John Ft. Grtce of Flint. Mich.
Tynan on the ground that the Poet had Columbus Scott of Lmnonl resigned as
committed a libel when, on March 1. 'senior president of the council of seven
m it published certain statements about
the official acts of Kutcher.
Tynan now Is mayor of Sheridan, having
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IN DETROIT WRECK
Heavily Laden Street Car Runs ontho testified yesterday, as an tho first
r . . - . 'month I jilrr ha a l4 Tarrlncton arew
Track in Front of Freight Train
Twenty-Eight Hurt. ,
STUDENT M0T0RMAN IS BLAMED
DETROIT, Mich., April
the Inexperience of a student motor
man is charged the death of fifteen
ten of them women, who
were killed last night in a collision
between..a street car and a freight
train op the tracks ot the Detroit.
Toledo . A. Iron ton railroad ' in the
western end of. this city. According
to the police, the unexplained inac
tivity of the student's instructor also
contributed to thellsaster. . Twenty
eight other persons ' were Injured,
four of them seriously. .Early today
only seven of the dead had been Iden
tified. Handled by Stadent.
With a heavy load of passengers, home
ward bound, the car. handled by Student
Motorman J. C. Westover, halted as It
reached the railroad crossing. The con
ductor ran aheaa and seeing a string of
freight cars pushed by a switch engine
approaching the intersection, signalled
the motorman to wait until It had passed.
The novice misunderstood the signal and
put on power. The car started down the
slight Incline leading to the tracksnVhen
too late the motorman shut off the cur
rent and applied the brakes, nut the car
s Id along until it stopped directly In the
path of the oncoming train..
Leaves Million to
DAVENPORT. Ia.. April li.-By the
terms of the will of M. D. Petersen, a
Davenport, merchant, who left an eatate
valued at over 11.000,000, will be eventu-
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U1"",uul among cnaruaoie instltu-
.tlons. The wife and children are given
m ins uncivil ia me- esiaie. ai tneir
death it Is to be divided among the Ma-
I of Davenport Institutions..
Funeral of Colonel
Nelson. Will Be on
1lVfllfl rlTT 'InHI IK -lt.. -
. ...... u.. u . , ninn iu.-,iii y una eui-
ftion of the Kansas City Star, .the noon
'or the memory of XVi.liam
. Nelson, editor and owner, whose fu-
WH. be heid in ,h. afternppn. Bus,-
the . city havo
announced that tlfoy would suspend busi
ness during the funerslSiour.
PRESIDENT SMITH SENDS
:, WORD HE IS IMPROVING
. LAMONI, Ia., April .-(Special Tele
gram.y The morning's lecture at the
Saints' conference was on "History of
Education" by Prof. F. M. McDowell, fol
lowing which Bishop J. A. Brecker of
A teleKram from President K. M. Smith
! states that he la Improving and expected
presidents of seventy, which office he hss
held for thirty years.
The evening speaker was Blder E. K.
Evans of Grand Rapids, Uich.
POSTAL CHIEF SAKS
OPERATOR WON'T BE
FIRED FOR TALKING
Powers Asserts Telegrapher's Testi
mony to Commission Not to
Cost Him His Job, as
! GIVES SIDE OF THE COMPANY
! Regular Dsy Trick of Ticker is Nine
Hours, While Others Shorter,
He Arers. -
EVILS OF THE "EXTRA LIST"
f'MCAGO, April 15. The Postal
Telegraph and Cable company, ac
cused before the United States Com
mission of Industrial Relations yes
terday of overworking its men for
Inadequate pay, made reply today
! through T. N. Powers, manager ot
I the operating department of the
! Chicago office.
' The regular day trick of telegra-
phers is nine hours and other tricks
are shorter, he testified.
J "In it linponalble at times for men to
obtain lunch lellefr- asked Frank r.
Walsh, chairman of the commission.
"At times when business is very heavy,
as at the beginning of the war," Mr.
Powers replied, and added:
Eiira Mat Create.
"When hiiflness decreases an extra list
is created by men who are anxious to
pick un what money they can rather than
Mr. Walsh explained that one of the
Postal telegraphers who testified yester
dsy feared that his adverse comment ou
the company would coat hjm and his
companions, who also testified, their Jobs.
"Not at all so long as they observe the
rules of the oompany," answered the wit
Mr. Powers, read a- Ilat of employes,
giving their earnings ranging 'from $40
for new and Inexperienced men to $110
to the best men. He gave the earnings
of Tarrlngton, one of the extra list men
so Irregular that his earnings decreased
to Ii7 In one month.
Woelda't Hire Mesiser.
The witness stated that he would not
hire a memter of the Commercial Teleg-
j'apiiers' union, but would not disturb a
j ItidlWl KllCWf UVMIUB) JVH RIH HVIU
j his work right.
i "They are all right so long as they oon't
bring the union Into the office," he said.
Asked as to the association of em
ployes Mr. Powers remarked that Yar
rlncton,' In the period of his alleged in
dolence, fell behind In his bill to the as
sociation's restaurant, and U deficit was
carried by the association. -
Commissioner Oametsotl referred-' to I ha
"evils", of th extra Hat. J '
' "We can abolish It today If you want
to throw these men eut of .work. We
don't need It," replied Mr. Powers.
Commissioner Arishton took up the t
amlnatlon, and witness said that griev
ances were brought to him.
"When a sub-chief oan't use a man,,
the 'rase comes to me, and frequently T
rever see the sub-chief. There haven't
been, more than half a dosen complaints
l.i a month," said Powers.
It was announced that Inquiry Into the
1!13 strike of Michigan copper miners
Germans Say Russ
Attempt to Invade
Hungary a Failure
BERLIN, April lB.-fBy Wireless to
Say villa.) The German war office today
gave out a report on the altuatlon In
the Carpathians, dated Monday, April IS,
"The Russian attempt with the army
that was before Prsemysl to force the
Invasion of Hungary has resulted In falV
ure. The endeavors to get through the
Lupkow and Rast Dukla passes were not
successful, and the Russian attack at
Scslrbpko and Felortebeurs have defin
itely come to an end. The Russians con-
equently are attacking further to the
hut hr. th.v
Koslowa with heavy losses.
."The attacking sUength of the Rus
sians hss visibly lessened."
Will Ask That His
Case Be Postponed
WASHINGTON, April 16.-Postpons-ment
of the hearing to a later date will
be aaked by tho defense tomorrow, when
the Injunction proceedings of the Rlggs
Nations! Bank against Secretary McAdoo
and Comptroller of the Currency Wil
liams are taken up In the district supreme
Louie I). Bran,dela, retained as special
counsel to aid the Department of Justice
in defending the officials, made this an
nouncement: "It Is physically tmpotslMe to prepare
the case by tomorrow. The government,
therefore, will ask for a postponement to
s later day.
The Missouri river which
skirt Omaha if part of the
greatest river system in the
world. It is here hemmed in
by high bluffs and spanned
by three, bridges. Despite
its muddy water, it affords
in summer time much beau
tiful landscape scenery.
Bandits With Auto Trucks
Steal $50,000 Worth of Silk
BITFALO. N. Y., April l.V-A d.en
robber held up a New York Central fast
freight train at Sanborn, nine miles east
of North Tonawamla, early today,
stripped several cars of bolted allk valued
at M.000 and aped away In automobile
trucks upon which they had loaded their
plunder. The robbers fired several shot
at the crew. No one was iniured. A
Pome of detectives and mounted police
were at the scene shortly sfler th
After forcing the engine crew to nn
oouple the locomotive and run it a short
RESERY01R DAM AT
LYMAN IS BROKEN
Wall of Water Sweeps Down Valley
of Little Colorado River and
Drowns Eight Persons.
MAY TEAR OUT SECOND DAM
HOLBltOOK, Arix., April 15 l.y
raan reservoir, which Impounds
waters of the Little Colorado river
twelve miles south of S. Johns.
Apache county, broke shortly before
midnight last night, drowning eight
persons. A reservoir at Hunt, north
west of St. Johns, is in the path of
the flood, and if the dam there, which
is threatened, gives away Woodruff,
twelve miles southeast of llolbrook,
will be In danger.
The eight persona drowned at Ly
man had been living; directly under
the reservoir dam, which collapsed,
as did a similar, but smaller, dam ten
years ago. At Pt. Johns today the
flood had reached a depth of three
feet in some places, although no
great damage has bran done there.
Three of the elrht persons drowned al
Lyman dam were the children of Mr.
and Mrs. Kills Palmer, and grandchildren
of Mrs. Rachel Berry, one of the two
women members of the Arisona atate
Lyman reservoir furnished water to
Irrigate 30,0(10 acres.
DmaT Kamr Hundred Thousand.
PHOENIX, Arts., April li. Dispatches
raoelved here today, telling of the break
ing of the 1 man reservplr dam near St.
Johns, estimate the total damage so far
In the flooded area at $400,000. St. Johns
Is fifty miles from the northeastern part
of tbe atate.
Denies French Guns,
Mounted on Louvre
I ; And the, .Invalided
WASHINGTON,. April 16. -An official
denial of reports from Berlin that public
buildings In Parts war being used aa
military observation posts was oabled to
th French embassy, here today by For
eign Minister Delcasse.
Embassy officials said the foreign offioe
saw in these reports the laying of a
foundation for attacks by Zeppelins and
aeroplanes upon -these buildings.
Foreign Minister Delcasse, after refer
ring to the publication of dispatches on
April 11 to the effect that wireless tele
graphic apparatus for military communi
cation had been placed upon the lnvalldea.
the Louvre, the municipal library and
other public buildings end tlist they had
also been, armed with mltraleuaes to at
tack Qerman aircraft, said:
. "It Is hardly necessary to say that
these statements are absolutely untrue
and' the French government protests
against such Imputations on the author
ity of German officers, who are so far dis
tant from Paris that they can have no
knowledge of the facts they assert."
Sinks Dutch Craft
LONDON. April . 15. -The Netherlands
steamer Katwhok from Baltimore for
Rotterdam, was torpedoed yeaterday eve
ning while anchored veven snlles to th'e
west of the North Hunder light lightship
In the North Sea. The crew of taenty
three men was saved and taken aboard
Tbe Katwyk was a freight steamer.
Built In 103.1 It was 1.287 net tons and 261
feet long. Itsailed from Baltimore March
M for Rotterdam and passed Dover on
BALTIMORE, Md.. April 15,-The Kat
wyk was loaded with HS.SftS bushels of
corn consigned to Ths Netherlands gov
ernment, according to the agents of the
Hunt Dam Carried
Out by a Plood
IIOI.BKOOK, Ariz.. April 15,-Tha Hunt
dam, twenty miles from St. Johns, was
carried out by the flood shortly befora
noon. The water swept down toward the
Woodruff dsm. Woodruff will be sub
merged unless the dam there alao breaks.
The flood will reach Woodruff tonight.
MATHIS0N ELECTED HEAD
KEARNEY MILITARY ACADEMY
! KKARNET. Neb., April U.-tSpeclal
Telegram.) The trualees of the Kearney
I Military academy met In Kearney today
lend sprung a big surprise on the people
of the Kplscopal church and cltlions-at-
large by electing R. T. Mathlson of Chi
cago head of the school for the coming
Archdeacon Ware, who lias. been at the
bead of the school the laat year has
done a great work in building Up the In
stitution after a badly run-down eeaeion,
and the rnson for his not being re
elected has not been explained. It was
stated that the trustees carried out the
wishes of Klshop lieecher,
V.. T. MsthUon, formerly assistant
tet tor of the Shattuck academy, hss been
doing missionary work In Nebraska.
dlatsncr down the tracks, the robbers
lined up the enalnemen and three other
members of the train crew against a box
car and left one of their number as guard
while the others looted the merchandise
Four five-ton automobile trucks were
waiting and wrre uulrkly loaded with
booty. Rnglneer (Joae of Syracuse es
caped the guard and, running a fusillade
of shots, reached his engine in safety.
He made a record run Into Suspension
Hrlige eight miles away and gave the
Small Freight Ship is Torpedoed by
a German Submarine in the
ELEVEN SAILORS ARE DROWNED
LONDON. April IB. The British
steamship Ptarmigan has been tor
pedoed and sunk by a Oerman sub
marine near the North Hinder light
ship. In the North sea. Eleven, sail
ors of the Ptarmigan's crew of
twenty-two men were saved.
The Ptarmigan had a tonnage of
4 T 5 net and was built at Dundee In
1891. The vessel was 318 feet long,
SO feet beam and It feet deep. It
was owned by the General 8team
Murder of Young '
NEW YORK, Aprlt 15.-Mystery but
rounding the murder of a young woman,
whose body was found In the Bronx
Saturday, deepened today when the Iden
tification of the body as that of Mies
Claudia Hansbury of Troy I was con
tradicted, A message from Troy said
Miss Hansbury was at home, Mlss
Chrlatlana Carr, an aunt of Miss Hans
bury, last night Identified the body as
that ot her niece.
Despite the news from Troy, Raffsele
Vlullo, a contractor, charged with homi
cide, and Mrs. Bertha Wilson, who ths
police allege, sold she introduced Miss
Hanbury to the contractor, were ar
raigned before a police magistrate today.
Vluflo was held without ball for further
examination, while Mrs. Wilson was held
In M0 hall, as a material witness. Vlullo
was' arrested Jat night after a fountain
pen found near the body had been iden
tified, the police say, as his. " '
Court Refuses Jury
To Pass on Sanity.
. Of Harry K. Thaw
NEW YORK, April lB.-Supreme Court
Justice Newburger declines today to
consider the motions of lawyers for
Harry K. Thaw that he be granted a
Jury trial to determine his sanity. He
held that the writ In the case was re
turnable next Monday and should be en
tertained by the Justice then sitting, who
will be Justice Hendricks.
Justice Newburger Interrupted prelimi
nary argument by John B. Stanchfteld
of Thaw's counsel to announce his de
cision. Mr. Stanchfield had at that time
reviewed the history of the Thaw case,
which he argued constituted a "peculiarly
fit case to warrant the court 1n calling
upon a Jury to aid his conscience In de
termining whether the defendant Is
Thaw and his mother were both in
Farmer is Taken to . .
Woods and Thrashed
SOMERSET. J"a.. April 1&.-A naxtw of
men took George berndt, a well-to-do
farmer of Lincoln township from the
residence ol his father near here last
night, led him Into a dense forest and
threshed him with thorn switches. The
leader of the party,, which numbered
about forty, told Berndt that the pun
ishment was admirlxtered because It waa
charged he did not provide for hla wife
and five children. Berndt today sous hi
warrants for the arrest of the men, many
of whom were said to be leading resi
dents of Llnccln township.
John Bunny, Screen
NEW YORK, April 1.4.-John Bunny,
comedian of the screen, was thought to
be at death's door today of a complica
tion of kidney and heart ailments. He haa
been ill for three weeks at his home In
Brooklyn. Today was one of his worst
Mr. Bunny, whose face and figure are
known to millions of moving picture
aevotees. is 52 years old.. He has been on
the stsge thtrty years, achieving his
greateat success within recent years as a
moving picture actor.
NEW CASES OF BERI BERI
NEWPORT NEWS, Va . April 15
Provisions for four days were ) taken
aboard today by the Oerman commerce
raider.. Kron Prins Wllhelm. the three
days' supply allowed It when It came
Into port having been exhausted. To
morrow the cruiser will go Into dry dock
for survey by the naval board.
The ship's surgeons said today that
members of the crew suffering from ber
berl were much Improved. Thirty-one
new cases of the dlseaae have developed
since the raider arrived here, but- with
plenty of fresh tegetublea available the
surgeon exrect to aupprftft the epidemic
ON BRITISH SHIP
Damage Done by Bombs Dropped by
Zeppelin Near River Tyne is
Negligible Two Civilians
RUSSIAN ADVANCE IS CHECKED
Main Offensire in Vicinity of TTtsok
Pass Halted by Reinforced Teu
DARDANELLES CAMPAIGN WAITS
The Day's War New$
rot n ATTACK by, the Frew eh are,
. mmtloneg la the Berlta war office,
statement sal are aatl4 te hare r
awlteal la fa Hares. The Paris
atatewieat, haw ever, asaerta that la
the Ally wood, aeeilea of araaad
40O yards loaar and IOf. yards,
deen was wa e4 that la Alaaea
. aa advance of nearly aae mile was
BRITISH STF. tMKIt pTtRMMilX
has fc-ea aaak hy a Kermaa aeW.
marina la the North era. Kle-vea
mea of Ha rrew of tweaty-1wo
BRITISH raftlAl.TIKA from to Ke-
taalaar of tho war to April II
amowat to l,JT mea.
FAILL'MB OS nraailX attempt to
Invade Tlaacary waa aonooaeed
today by the German war office.
AHhoagh official report ' from
Petroerrad eaarrde ao aaela ro.
verso, they ladleatr tho- Raaalaa
ad ranee haa hooa broaa-at virta'
ally ta a halt. j .'
ROMS ADViriEA from Saloalkl say
the latervoatloa la tho war of
R.ama.1. a.poars to ho Imml.,..,
It la said tho Roamaalaa army la '
well oaalppea ssl ready for In.
OPKRATIOSn ALONG tho wratera
froot ooee'more are nearly at m
standstill. Tho vlgtoroae eoaator
offensive of the Germans ta . tho ,
Mease-Moaolo district appareatly
has checked tho French Initiative.
LONDON, April 18. England -perlenced
a second Zeppelin raid last
night, when a German airship uada
an extensive flight over the North
eastern coast in abortive attempt to
damage ship-building works ; along
the river Tyne. . With the exception
of negligible damage to property and
light injury to two civilians, the at
tack was fruitless!- --; a , '
The promptness with which the
cities and towns la this pert of En
land were plunged . Into . darkness
when the coming of the Zeppelin was
announced- undoubtedly prevented
the infliction of greater damage. As
11 was some narrow escapes were
recorded, with bombs, falling near' a
passenger train in one instance and
close to a shipyard in another.
According to special dispatches appear
ing in London,' both the Husslana and
the Auatrlana stilt tUim local successes
In the Carpathiana. Nevertheless it
would appear as though reinforced Aus-tro-Qermnn
forces had checked the main
Russian offensive In the region of t'isok
pass. . ' '
Chanrellor of the Exchequer " Lloyd
George has presided at the first meeting
of the ' business committee, which is io
organise to the full the resources of the
nation In the production of war material.
The war of rice, the admiralty and the
Board of Trade earh la represented on
the committer. Complete details gs tu
the needs of , the military departments
and the means at present .available to
supply them are being collected. When
ths information thus obtained ahail.hsve
been examined the work of. co-ordinating
the national energies will be started.
' Responsibility for the delay la the oper
ations of the allied flot . against the
Turkish positions on the Dardanelles
again has been plsced on unfavorable
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