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VOL. XL1V NO. JSh.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MOKN'IXO, MAY 18, KM5--TWELVE PAGES.
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FOR HUMANITY IS
?resident Declares Navy Expresses
Nation's Ideali, Strong But
READY TO DEFEND EIGHTS
Secretary Daniels Giren Warm
Praise by His Superior in
New York Address.
WOMEN BADGES THE EXECUTIVE
NEW YORK, May 17. President
Wilson delVvered a patriotic address
on the American flag and the pro
tection it carries for Americana at
a luncheon given today in his honor
by the New York citiiena" committee
for the reception of the Atlantlo
When tli president. iroM to speak
noon after reviewing the pared of Bailors
and marine from th fleet. lie u en-
thuslaailcally cheered. Five hundred
army and navy officers and guest
Jumped to their feet and applauded. All
the, off1m were In full dres uniform.
Alton B. Psrker. Jacob Bchlff. Joseph H.
Ohoate, August Belmont and many other
prominent New Yorkers were among
Acting Mayor George McAneny intro
duce! the president.
The preeldent declared that the luncheon
wss not the occasion at wmen u
wise for him to make an extended ad
dress. He said he had always had a
deep Interest In the navy.
"It Ik right," .he said, "that America
should have a great navy to express Its
The navy, he ade'ed. brought th United
States in touch with the rest of the world.
Secretary Daniels a as warmly praised
by the president Under him the navy
has become more tuul more efficient.
The secretary, he declared, had his en
tire support. .
' Xavy Kxrae American Ideals.
The navy of the United Btatee." the,
i.resldent said, "expresses our Meal,
ih. net I vina hers at New York la a
treat fleet and has nothing of blaatef
about It.' " ; :
"The great thing about America Is
that It wants no territory and aijcettona
r ether nations honor. We stand for
humanity and tor -tha things that- hu
manity wants." "
"Speaking ot the (lag the presidnt as
serted that it typified all that wis best
In the world... 'The mission of America."
,. ha wenjt, on. : "i what the soldier ana
reople should think of.' They have moth
Ins to do with shaping of policies, Some
limes tho persona ' who run the United
Etta tee forget Uie principles it M, founded
rn,' bnt the people themselves never for
" Make ) Threat, 'i
"When a crll occurs In this country
end you- put your finger en the pulse erf
the nation. It Is as If you put your band
en the pulse of dynamite. We lift no
threats against any nation or class in
the United States. This fleet In the river
is a great solemn evidence that the force
of America is the force of moral prin
ciple. There is nothing else tor wnlch
It will .contend."
, Lnvri to View Fire.
' At the conclusion of his address Presi
dent Wilson left the hotel to Inspect the
tleet lying at anchor in the Hudson river.
There were about M0 gueeta at the
luncheon, which was held oa the nine
, teenth floor of the building. Among those
at the table with the president were Sec
retary Daniels, Secretary Redfleld. Ad
miral Fletcher, Major General Wood.
Major General Burnett, Rear Admiral
Usher, Rear Admiral Benson and Joseph
Two women suffragists eluded the
heavy guard stationed In the hotel and
succeeded.. In reaching the floor where
' the president was at luncheon. They man
aged to see Secretary Tumulty and gave
him a letter to be delivered to the presi
dent. As Mr. Tumulty waa walking away
from the Coor, one-of the women ex
"Mr. Wilson Is the greatest little evader
Calls Women Impolite.
Mr. Tumulty told the women tbey were
impolite and would receive -no answer to
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Executive Reviews Parade of Six
Thousand Bluejackets and Ma
rines on Fifth Avenue.
REVIEWS FLEET IN AFTERNOON
NEW YORK, May 17. A sharp
rain spattered the natty uniforms of i.
the 6,000 American sailors and tpe'
rines as they swung into parao-'
mat ion shortly after 10 o'cl'-'
and headed north on F( f&, u'e
for the reviewing stand Wnt of
the library, between Forty-iirst ant
Forty-second streets. A solid wall
of umbrellas, dripping rivulets of
mater, sheltered the thousands along
the line of march.
President Wilson left the Mayflower In
a launch and came ashore at the foot of
Wert Korty-flrst street at 10:15 o'clock.
He was accompanied by Acting; Mayor
MeAneny and W. Duncan Butler, vice J
chairman of the cltixcna' committee. He
entered an automobile to drive to the
reviewing- stand. Troops of mounted
felloe escorted the president's car.
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The president rode between thoueand
of persons lining; the sidewalks, who
cheered and roared a noisy welcome. Thai
Presidential party waa trailed by three
automobiles of secret service men and i
a detachment ot detectives from police
headquarters. Seldom had such precau
tions been taken before to guard a presi
dent In Now York City. lietectlve were
stationed even on the tops ot house th
better to observe the throngs.
When tho president arrived at the re
viewing stand he found the Seventh
regiment of New Tork National Uuard
drawn up In salute. As tl.e head o( the
column of mounted police dashed Into the
square the throng Set up a cheer the?
did not end till the president had taken
In front of the spot where the president
stood beneath an awning, a bank of
flowers hid the woodwork of the plat
form. At the corners of the stand big I
American flags dripped In the rain. In
the stand the president was surrounded
by naval officers resplendent with gold
A few minutes after the president
reached the stand the head of the parad
ing line came into view. A battalion
of mounted police preceded the march
ers. Next came the marine corps band,
then the marines themselves clad In dark
blue jackets with light btue trousers, and
then the regiment ot sailor. As each
detachment passed the president waa sa
luted. ' Throughout the parade the presi
dent stood, serious of face, except when
the passing ot the mascots from the va
rious battleships drew laughter from the
crowd. ' ' ' "
Questions of Law in s
. Kiggs Bank Case
Argued in Court
WASHINGTON, May 17. Arguments
began In the supreme court of tha Dis
trict of Columbia today on questions of
law In the injunction suit brought by
the Rigg National bank against Secre
tary McAdoo, Comptroller William and
John Burke, treasurer of the United
States, who the bank charge with' a
conspiracy to wreck it. Attorneys for
the bank argued against a contention
by the defendants that the court is with
Justice McCoy almost at the outset of
the proceedings waa .orced to restrain
attorneys for both side who got into a
wrangle over methods of obtaining pub
licity for the proceeding.
Attorney Frank J Hogan for the bank
filed a supplementary affidavit of Presi
dent Glover bearing on Secretary Mc
Adoo's part in withholding a 5.000. 'nter
st check due the bank on its heida.
Hogan maintained that McAdoo usurped
the functions of Treasurer Burke " and
rf tor signing the check withheld It for
tine imposed by . Williams. Hogan . fur
ther argued that Burke had told htm he
hoped there would be a court ruling In
the matter as to whose function it is to
pay Interest to the banks, as he wanted
to "avoid a controversy with the head of
another department, meaning John Bkei-
Hogan also argued that Comptroller
Williams . In demanding that the bank
submit a list ot all it loans for eighteen
years knew the institution was solvent,
but sought to find out something about
actions of the bank officials in the past.
His action, counael said, were those of
"s man made mad by personal malice."
Germans Kill Nearly
Sixteen Hundred on
LO.M'ON. May 17. Thomas J. Mc
Naraara, parliamentary secretary of the
admiralty, announced in reply to a ques
tion In the House of Commons today that
40.C2g tons of Hrltiah shipping, other than
warships, had been sunk or captured by
the German navy since the outbreak of
Mr. McXamare adOed:
The nuroher cf persona of all nation
alities killed in connection with these
sinkings i approximately 1,66.
"The tonnage of German shipping, not
warships, unk or captured by the British
navy to May 1ft Is 314,4. Bo far a known
not one German or neutral subject ha
been killed In connection therewith "
Villa's Brother is
Shot in a Political
Row in Chihuahua
EI, PAhO. Tex., May 17. General An
tonio Villa, a minor commander and a
brother ot the northern loader, was shot
through tha head and probably fatally
wounded, and seven were killed, among
thm some Villa officers, as the result
of a polltpal dispute In a public place
at ChihuaJiua llty last night, according
to reports reaching here today.
FUTURE JACK TAR inspecting one of the big guns on
Uncle Sam's dreadnaught, the U. S. S. Texas.
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Salandra Cabinet is Expected to An
nounce Attitude of Government
Toward the War.
ANTI-AUSTRIAN FEELING GROWS
RQME, May U.-MVla Parle, May
17.) Developments of . the utmost
Importance ' arc expected tomorrow
(Monday) in the affairs of Italy.,
Premier Salandra has called the first
formal meeting of his cabinet to bo
held since the passing of the minis-1
terlal crisis which resulted In his re
maining In power with a virtual vin
dication of bis foreign policy. It Is
considered highly probable a definite
decision for peace or war may be
The tension has been Intensified
by reported clashes between Austrian
and Italian guards. The temper of
the Italian people has been mora
highly Inflamed by dispatches telling
of a "women's revolution" atrTriest.
Forty-seven women are'sald to have
been killed and 300 wounded there
by gendarmes when they charged a
crown which waa threatening the
governor's palace. ,
Official confirmation of the report that
the Salandra cabinet would remain, in
power was greeted t)y one of the most
remarkable demonstration of approval
(Continued on Tag Two, Column, Two.)
Liberty Bell Will Be
In Omaha July Ninth
PHILADELPHIA, May 17.-Soturday,
July 17, will be Liberty Bell day at the
Panama-Pacific exposition. A committee
of city councils today agreed that the
relic shall leave Philadelphia on its jour
ney to the Pacific coast at S p. m. on
July 6, after patriotic exercise In In
dependence hell. It. will arrive in Ban
Francisco at S p. m. July 18.
Several stop will be made along the
way. Omaha and Lincoln will be reached
July's. Denver July 10. fa't Lake' City
July 11, Boise July 12, Bpoksne July 13,
Seattle and Olympla July 14, Portland
and Balem July 16, Facramento July 16.
Describes a Visit to
Teuton Prison Camps
LONDON. May 17 A representative of
the Dally Mall describe today a trip ha
made around Germany, In the course ol
whlcn he visited several camp where
war prisoners are Interned. The writer,
who I a cltixen of a neutral nation, says.
"I did not visit the sbjjw camps which
are ordinarily displayed to foreign corre
spondent, nor apply to the Berlin war
office for a permit But I had no diffi
culty in obtaining admission to the camps
and every facility for an investigation on
tha ajlmple statement to each command
ant that I wa a journalist desiring to
see at first hand tho condition of the
"Tho principal complaint of the Brit
isher wa the insufficiency of tile food."
Bombs Into Calais
CAL1AS. France. May 17 (Via Paris.)
A Zeppelin airship coming from th
channel flew over Callas last night. It
droppe' bomb on various quarters e?
the lty, killing two children and wound
ing n.:e woman. The property damage
wis r Izhl. Aft r lis raid the ippllu
sulled away In the direction of th sea.
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TRAIN TAKES FIRE
Fourteen Cars Loaded, with Gaso
line, Oil, Coal and Other Freight
. Burn Near Nebraska City. . .
SEVERAL TRAMPS MEET DEATH
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., May 17.
(Special Telegram.) -i-Fourtjeen
cats. In sv' Missouri '-. PaclfJAnorth
bound freight : train were, destroyed
by fire this morning at 2 o'clock, two
miles south ot here. At least five
tramps were burped, to death.' Two
cars of silver bullion tor the Omaha
smelter . melted and ran like water
into a pasture. ;
The train, consisting or ttilrty-thrce
cars. In charge of Conductor Eph King,
was coming north and within two miles
of thl city. It Is supposed that one of
the car containing gasoline jumped the
track, carrying, a number of other cars
with It There, waa an explosion about
the time the train left-the track, throw
ing burning gasoline over the major por
tion of th train.
The trainmen uncoupled seventeen cars
next to the engine and brought them to
the city, and when they got back the
fire was o hot that' could not get any
of the others cars and fourteen were
burned with theia content, whl h was
coal oil. gasoline and some coal. ' The
fire was intensely hot, and It was a dif
ficult task to get near the blase after It
Tramp Birac Ta Death.
, Shortly after the fire started the train
crew could hear men creaming In the
cars and they- were powerless to aid
tbem a everything was covered with
burning gasoline. Tle train
i crew are
ure there were not lea than five tramp
In the cars, and perhaps more. Hugh
vm.. .. i.k - i.rL ..7. kii iiL.
" nil as sav Mutviuvuiic, fJWI ITT4 (
the . caboose and , two car of freight
away from tho rear end ot the train,
which did not leave the rail.
Six Men Aboard. '
A tramp, who v. as arrested fox rob
bing two atorca at Julian, but who es
caped alive, with port of hi plunder on
hi person, says he 1 confident not le
than alx tramp were aboard th train,
and one of them wa hi partner with
the remainder of the plunder. The five
tramp that are known - to 'have .been
cremated alive were In the icebox of a
Will Also Intern at
Norfolk Navy Yard
NORFOLK. Va, May 17.-L'nverlfied
report, which could not be traced to any .
responsible source, were current again j
today that the German rrueer . Karl, j iXi.VDON. May 17.-:: p. ni.)-1Vith
huhe waa coming up the lan ueed by th exception of sn occasional car. Lon
the Oenr.an raiders Kron Prtns Wilholni ! don MlLy without a street rar eervlc.
and Prim Kltel Predrlrh to a h.ven of vlrtuoJ,r aU the driver, and conductor
safety at Hampton Hoads. No w.r-.lpa j of the Municipal Railway
of any k nd passed In the Mrglnla eapee gtrM c,r ,ttm now out k
during the nlvht. however, and up to
noon tc-lay none wa visible at ace, from
the observatory at Cape Henry.
Omaha haa just dedicate i
one of the finest and moat
artistic cemetery chapels in
the country. Incidentally
our several last rcating
places for the dead are rea
beauty epots for the living.
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NEW PREMIER OF
President 0i the Cabinet Chaeas
Wounded on Tiain and Repotted
to Be in Very Grave
HIS ASSAILANT IS KILLED
Another Dispatch Siyi Shooting
Was in Railway Ctation at
CAVALRY PATROLS THE CAPITAL i
: LISBON, (via London), May 17.
Joao Chtpas, the new president of
' the cabinet, was shot four times with
: a pistol white on board the midnight
' train from Opnrto. ills assailant
: was Senator Freltas, who also was
shot and wounded by a passenger on
the train. . '
i Chagas was taken to a hor pita,
where t was announced that his con
dition was graNe. In addition to
j . . . . - a . I
oioer woudub no is suiirrinii tnin
fracture of the skull.
I -''MADRID (via London), May 17. j
1 A dispatch received here from Lis-
bon concerning th shooting of Senor
Chagas says tho attack occurred at
the Entrocamento railway station.
' The dispatch adds that Senator
Freltas was killed by gendarmes.
.ravalrr Patrol rtty.
PARIS, May 17. -A Havas dispatch
from Lisbon, datod today, says that last
I night paused quietly in the Portuguese
j capital. The city vni rtrolcU by de-
tAchments of cavalry all night long and
! there were n-i disorders,
j The situation again has bevome normxl
and the streets this morning are beini;
policed by forces of th army and navy.
Tho movement 1 said to have been
directed solely towards strengthening the
republic, , which the revolutionary ele
ment believed threatened or weakened
by th policy of PlmetiU Castro a
Official Prwrlaanatlea. .
An official proclamation laaued by th
cabinet arter the first meeting in th
Hotel de VUle. reads: V
"The new ministry, representing publlo
opinion, tongrtulse the population and
the army and the navy on the noble wSy
In which they fulfilled their duties in th
difficult crisis from which we have just
emerged. Th ministry tnvttes all eltl.
sens to resume their work and occupation
In respect of the )aw..-, - . -..--k
' ''If arty chunce r)oers should .disturb
the peace Uiy 'wiri be guilty of high
treason and they -will be punished to the
full extent of the
The MUnde of 'Lisbon eaye that the
revolutionary committee, not wUhlng to
rreate difficulties, but rather te avoid
thorn, has come to ' th conclusion that
Inasmuch a Senior Arrlaga, president
f th republic, respected . the evolution
ary movement,- he will be continued In
office,- conforming absolutely to consti
tutional law, until .the expiration of hi
term, October nxt. ,
Drew Says Combine
of Capital and Labor
. "vVASKINOTON. May 17.-Waltr Drw.
chief counsel for th National Erectors'
association and representative of open
employer, today charged before the In
dustrial relations commission that com
bination between employers and labor
unions Lased ou the "closed shop" power
ot the union had practically barred the
building Indus trio i of , Nw Tork, Chi
sago and other large rttle to outside con
tractors. ' .
"Thl. la tho final avil of tha eloaod
,hop , ,)(1 .. u 1nfl tn Mni,lnil..
" ' ., ,Z w ,w J!
swindle the public -With, the power of
the closed shop behind them, labor un
ions can combine with employers against
other eroployws." '
Commissioner O'Connell questioned Mr.
Prew a to open shop condition In T-oa
Angeles, Cat, where, h aW, "union
men were not allowed to work."
we are not at all proud of th unhat the Armenians nvr.i.dm.
ef the open shop made In Le Angeln,"
aid Mr. Prew. "The very abuses we
complain of tn th closed ahop, wn find
exemplified In the open shop In Ix An -
gele. None of us. being humn. can
without resnonalblllty." forth for several weeks that the position
ld that he favored thejof tho Armenian in Turkey, a well a
of labor nd recognised in northwestern Persl. was on of aravo
t labors right to bargain collectively. He
' aald condition would improve f labor
; would psy ' more attention to the plow
and less to the sword.'
London Street Oar
Men Are on Strike
having taken a pledge not to return to
work until permanent Increase in pay.
I and not merely a war bonus I granted. ,
While London is not so dependent on
etreet car a are many other targe)
cities la the Vnlted Kingdom, the incon- ,
ven'enre i great, especially In th morn-
Ing and in th evening, as the car to a
large extent served the working class
VIENNA. May lT.-Vla Iyndon.)-A
further Austrian advance In GaiJcla is
announot-d In an official statement Issued
her tod a v. Th Austrians have captured
Diohabycs In Central Gailcla. about
forty miles southwest of Ls in berg
The Day's War News
t Ktl IN l t T It; I t IIHI.I ilnr
lnj Ke nr ka reaalteil In farther
attaeka by Terka and Karda on tha
Armenians. The tlasalaa pnaaal at
I'ramlah, Persia, alatea that n.oon
Armenians have arrived In the
province of Shnan.
(MSMt: flETtVfcfct Anatrlan and
Italian frontier eanrda are re.
ported. err dispatches from the
harder ear an o prist n haa or.
e tiered In Trleat, one of the prlnel
mil tnstrlan eltlea rlalmed hr
It !. A erowd. composed Inra'lr
f women, Hern me ao ttolent In
nil. t vstrtnn demnnslratlona that
It wnm rhsraed hy troona, ocea-slnnln-
the death of fortr-eeven
women and Inlnrr of more than
AKOTIIKR M rrr Tliarir nt the
(irrmas Has ibh lme Jnst north
of l a Pieaae -sua been ntnde hr the
allien, and no-ornlnv to Freneh
and Rrltlah official report - haa
keen, attended with pnnapleaona
ooeeaa. The elalm that the tier
man line broken down over
the a-renter imrt of n tvi-o-mllo aee.
tlon I elan tied, however, hy the
tier man war offlee.
B F.HI. IN niSPATril asserts the
tnaslan hnro anffered Terr heavy
losses In ftnllela, notwlthatandlna
DELIVERY OF NOTE
Intimation Kaiser May Modify Sub
sea Activity if There is Chance
to Lift Food Ban.
AMERICA MAY BE WILLING
WASHINGTON.. Msy 1 7. Ambas
sador Oorard at Berlin today notified
the State denanront of the delivery
of the American note to the German
foreign office. It was the first offi
cial notification that the note had
arrived at its destination, although
Its delivery had been reported in
Intimations by diplomats friendly
to Germany that Its answer might be
an offer to suspend attacks without
warning on merchant ships If the
United States would renew Its Infor
mal proposal for unrestricted passage
of . foodstuffs to Germany a civilian
population, have aroused keen iuter
est . Officials declare the United
States will not recede front Us rights
under international ' law, but lull
mated that if Germany acquiesce) (a
the American 'posHlob 1 the United
gutes probably will press its conten
tlon of Its right to ship foodstuffs to
Germany., This matter sttll is under
diplomatic discussion. ..
It is thought probable also that an
understanding might be reached-giving
Germany definite assurances that no
merchant ships leaving Amertcsn ports
would be armed, making It possible for
submarine commanders to exercise the
tight to visit and search wltn impunity.
Difference ef Opinion.
There ha long been on difference of
legal opinion whether neutrat good could
be shipped with legal immunity aboard
an armed or ven an. unarmed merchant
man of belligerent nationality.
- t. xrlll
my be ahortlj
That th question of permitting Amrr-
on armed merchantmen
hortly taken under considera
tion U intimated in well informed n'lar
tr. On the other hand, some of these
believe there will be Itttl necessity .fir
this, as Great. Britain already has Infor
mally agreed not to arm It vessels re-
(Contlnued on Pag Two, Column Three.)
Turks and Kurds
. Slay Six Thousand
Armenians at Van
LONDON.. May 17.-8U. thouaand Ar.
menlan have been massgcreed at Van,
in Armenia, Aalatlo Turkey, aacordlng
to a dispatch received In official quarters
In London today from the Kuaslan con
sul at T'rumlah, Persia.
Thl mrg la dated May IS. It add
Ve to th utmost agalnat th Turks
and Kurds arrayed against them, but
ithat heir, la urcnttv cri
1 News dispatches from Persia. Armenia
,.0j Tranarauacasta. In Russia, have se
? - -
dancer, but no message has conveyed
:any Indication of such extensive ma-
aacreln doe this report to London.
I If it is true, the Armenian situation has
i entered upon a period which threalena
'to rival the condition ot 1&. when
like !5,0O) Armenians were
Killed by Austrians
in Riot at Trieste
BOMS. May 16.-Vle Paria, May !7.)-
A revolution ha broken out at Trieste,
according to a ntessag to th JJea N.
slonale. telegraphed from th frontier. A
crowd, composed chiefly of women, be.
reuse most of thu men have been called
io th color. Invaded the square on
which face th paler of the governor,
Bron Frle.aekl. Th women cried,
-:Deth to Francis Joseph! Down with
Austria!' burned an Austrian flag, to
'gethor with f portrait of Ui emperor
,'and attempted to attack the palace.
The governor ordered gendarmes lo
charge and tha women retired, fighting
stubbornly. Lamp posts end the algn
of tobacccinlsls, which boar th Austrian
coat of arm because thlr busln 1 a
government monopoly, wa destroyed.
The Idea Naslonal dispatch states thst
forty-seven women were killed and evar
Sir John French Reports Engiisb
Score Great Successes to -South
; NUMEROUS PRISONERS TAKEN
j Many Surrender in Bodies, Eiac
! Number Seized Has Not Yet
PARIS ALSO ANNOUNCES 0AIN3
LONDON, May 17. Field Mar
shal Sir John French, In a message
tonight informed the British people
that their troops again had assumed
the offensive after a' fortnight spent
in hurling back the German attacks
and had swept across and captured
all German trenches to the south of
Richenbourg-L'Avoue over a two
This movement, which resulted in
the capture of numerous prisoners,
many of whom surrendered in bodies,
is still under way and gives indica
tions of being as Important in the
matter of territory won as was the
recent French advance. Elsewhere
along the western battle front a lull
In the east Vienna report's that Sunday
psssed without much activity. Thl in
considered In military clrc her a
poa1bly indicating that the Russians
have reached a point where they wero
sbte to re-establish their line. The Au
trlan. however, assert that their army is
A homeward Zeppelin returning from a
raid on England waa attacked today as It
leached the Belgian coast. The big gas
bag I reported to have been damaged,
but th fat of th aircraft wa not
learned. It drifted away. In the fog out
of sight of the attackers.
The strain of waiting for definite new
of Italy's intention with regard to the
war ha been somewhat relieved by tho
statement that nothing further I to b
dun until Parliament meet next Thurs
day. Meantime special trains are re
ported to be In readiness to take the Oer-
man and Austrian ambassadors out of
th country. The German press l plainly
gloomy evar the Situation. '
Field Marshal' Report.
Bit Jchn French' report 1 s fellows
"Th flm army has' gained furthei
voreease south ef Ktchefcoure-IAvoue"
end all the German trencKs on a front
ol two mile were captured. '
"This morning several belles of Ger
mans surrendered voluntarily to our
troops, who continue. lo fight with great
IHllantry and determination. Onu ef
j tl.ese - bodies while trying to surrender
,wa caught by German artillery fir and
"The exact number, of prisoner he
not jet been ascertained, but 680 have
reeu cleared to the Una ef communica
"On th remainder ef the front there
have been Incident to reporjL.'
British Hnceease Reported.
PARIS. May 17. The offlrll communi
cation issued by the French war effic
announced the capture by the fcritlsitl
troops of " several additional Cl .rmsn
t-enche to tha north of La Bassee, to;
cether with 1.000 prisoner.
In an engagement at Vllle-Sur-Tourbe,
French took too prisoners and in an at
tack at A lily wood carried sever! Ger
man works and captupred K prisoners.
Mayor Bryan Names '
Peterson Attorney; '
Changes Police Chief
f . -
(From a Staff Correspondent.) ;
LINCOLN. May l7.-8pecia! Telegram.)
Mayor Charles W. Bryan today ap
pointed C. rstrua Peterson city attorney.
Mr. Peterson represented Lancaster
county in the last legislature and is a
Commissioner John Wright, in charge
I of tha department of public fety, ap-
pointed Deputy Sheriff H. II. Antles chief
of detectives, which position will take
the rlaee of chief of police.
I Comrrtsslrner Rchroeder placed a new
j man at the head of the water depart
ment in place of James Tyler, who ha
had the position twenty year. - Paul
Pocrr, a former assistant Is given the
! King of Greece Has . '
Turn for Worse
LONDON. May II. Th Greek legation
hire ha received a bulletin from Athene
"Yesterday evening the feverish condi
tion lit King CVmutantlne Increased. His
temperature registered 10; degrees Fah
renheit, his pulse wo US and hi respire
PAKIW. .May 17.-Th rendition of King
Conatantine of Greece has become more
serious, says a dispatch from Athens to
th Hevus News agency. Sinre noon to
day th fever ot his majesty ha hecQiu
higher and it has ben r-companied by
Tli king ef Greece haa been ill for evi
a week and a recent dUpatcb aald hi
enld ha turned Into ptcurlHy. It is not
exreeted that he will l.o l;le to attend te
stati bnusineaa for some time to core.
' MASKED BANDITS ROB
MEN ON INTERURBAN CAR
LOS ANGELE". May 17 -Twe masked
bandits held "P sixty passenger abonr-1
n P nn ia Ana intTi.rbun car early today
end escaped after (retting about S100.
Women passenger wer askad to keey
their :it; th men wei beidsd outsid
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