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the Amfn happenings .7 lay.
If folk don't read for store
new every day. It's fr fault.
Omaha Daily
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THE WEATHER
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VOL. XLIV-NO. 288.
OMAHA, THURSDAY M0KN1N0, MAY 20, 1915-TWKLVK PA (IKS.
On Trains end at
otel Haw Ittili. So,
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
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AUSTRIA AND ITALY
ASK UNITED STATES
TO ACTFOR THEII
x SoTenunentt Bequest Uncle Sam to
Take Charge of Interests in
Case of Outbreak of
Hostilities.
INSTRUCTIONS SENT EMBASSIES
Germany Will Ask Switzerland to
Act for It in Case it Becomes
Involved.
PASSPORTS NOT YET DEMANDED
ntLLKTIK.
BERLIN (Via London), May 19.
The Rome Correspondent of thei
Berliner Tageblatt today sends a
pessimistic dispatch from the Italian
capital declaring1:
"The short parliamentary Inter
lude 1b ended. The street has won."
Washington May 19. Both
Austria and Italy have asked the
Tnlted States to care for their diplo
matic interests in Rome and Vienna,
respectively, In the event of a sever
ance of diplomatic relations. The
Washington government has in
structed Its embassies at the two capi
tals to be In readiness to do so.
It Is regarded here as assured that
If Italy and Austria declare a state ot
war, it will be extended also as bc
Viween Italy and Germany and Tur
1 key. As yet there has been no re
' quest from Germany to have the
United States act for it In Rome. Ger
many Is reported to have asked
Switzerland to take its interests.
It is known that the American em
bassies abroad have been instructed
to employ such additional clerical
help as may be necessary and to pre
pare for the extra work.
Anstrln Offers Concessions.
ROME. May 18. ma Paris. May
19.) At the Austrian and German
embassies tonight denial was made ot
the reports that Prince von Buelow,
the German ambassador, and Baron
von Macchio, the Austrian ambassa
dor, have demanded their passports,
or that their departure Is Imminent.
Foreign Minister Sonnlno Is re
ported to have informed the council
f ministers' at Its session this eve-
Dlnfc'tllal Ttmn -tofdrthrnapterrK
toriAl concessions have been received
from Austria.
Alliance Treaty besMaeei
The green book containing dlplomatio
ttocuments designed to show the attitude
of Italy since the beginning of the war
and the efforts made to reconclio the
obligations of the triple . alliance with
Italian national aspiration was "et up
in one night by the typesetters employed
by the Chamber of Deputies.
Every precaution was taken to prevent
the printers from oommunlcatlog .with
rersons outside their office, and they
were reminded that any betrayal of the
secrets contained in the green book would
make them punishable by several years
imprisonment under the law recently en
acted for the defense or tit state.
The green book is said to show that if
lialy fights It will bo because of neces
sity, and that during the negotiations
with Austria the representatives of the
dunl monarchy apparently have failed to
realise that Italy was firmly determined
to enter the war if It were unable to oh-!
tsln satisfactory territorial concessions him to the remote sections of the state
diplomatic actions. ' land ha earned the friendships of many
The documents indicate that Austria! of the famous western characters then
failed from the first to understand that I residing in the territory. His narrative
tne of Italy's chief purposes was to have of his experiences, related to Owen Wis
it recognise the justice of the demands , ter, became the basis for the most famous
inude by this country. For Italy it was
1 a question of maintaining its dignity be-
lore the world and gaining It object at
ny cost.
Italy Prepares Green Book.
Tho giecn book contains also tho note
of My 4 In which Italy after summaris
ing that Austria's conrite bad been con
trary to the letter and spirit of the tripio
alliance treaty, denounced that treaty.
In nii,n.i.. .1 . , . . '
tho
(ConUnued on Page Two-Column One.)
The Weather
Forecast till 7 n ni. ThuraHnv
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
.-Rain; not rou. h change in temperature.
Teanpernivr
lesterday,
toaanarattr ira Reeera.
'n mh i
Highest yesterday 44 70 78 i !
Ixweat yesterday u m fl g.
Mean temperature .... 42 66 63 76
l-reciptlatton 45 .13 1 i r
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 44
ItefU'iency for the dsy 2a
Total excess since March 1 ta
Normal rreclrlLa.ttnn 14
Exoeaa for the day '.gi inch
Hour.
11
vWri - P- m-!
JVVvV 7 p.m..
1 " ' S p. m..
V 'r,.t i - , , . . . - - t
' EnVj rt'ne
iK.ru lent y for cor. tx-rlod, 1W4.. 1.17 Inches
r.sceea for cor. period. 11S i inches
Reports Freaa Stations at T P.' M.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
i"
ot w earner. 7 d. iil mt
fall.
Cheyenne, cloudy M D6
Jienver, snowing 34 .tt
les Moines, raining 4 44
North l'iatu. cloudy W w
Omaha, raining 44 44.
Hapid City, snowing D4 'J
fhvrldan. cloudy 42 46
Mcus t ity, raining 42
aJoiuino, anowina SJ U4
L. A. WUUiH, tocal Forecaster
LAST PICTURE OF,.""
an arcied English
Jng German subml
FORMER WYOMING
GOVERNOR IS DEAD
Dr. Amos W. Barber Expires at
Rochester, Minn., After Brilliant
Career in the West.
WIDELY KNOWN FOR HUMANITY
CHEYENNE, Wyo. May 19.
(Special Telegram.) Dr. Amos W.
Barber, former governor of Wyom
ing, died at Rochester, Minn., last
night. The body will be brought to
Cheyenne for burial.
Dr. Amoi W. Barber was one of the
best kpown physician of the Rocky
Mountain region and an authority in
certain department of hi profession
whose discoveries, .particularly tn refer
ence lo the aeatlon and combating- of rat
tlesnake venom, were accepted and ap
plied by the, profession generally. lie was
perhaps best known, however, as the
"war governor" of Wyoming because he
was occupying the executive chair during
the famous range war of ISM, known as
"the cattlemen's invasion." Ills course
of action In that crisis Is accepted as
having prevented a bloody civil war be
tween the large cuttle owners and the
settlers on public lands In the central
and northern portions of the state.
Military Rnrneon First.
He was born at Doylestown, Pa., April
28, 1S61. was educated in medicine and
came to Wyoming (n 1X83, when 24 years
of age, as chief surgeon of the military
hospital at Fort Fetterman. He accom
panied the General Crook expedition
against the Arlxona Indiana, and later
again was stationed at Fort Fetterman
and at Fort Russell, near Cheyenne, He
acquired a high reputation as a physi
cian and surgeon among the isolated set
tlers of the thinly populated territory
rand came to be regarded an an authority
on the treatment of rattlesnake bites,
originating the system of treatment with
. MnrnMmn rif i)nliilaalvnn.btok-ie4thi
a brW period -came Into Kenerai tin. He
also became an authority on gunshot
wounds, his . practlco In the .turbulent
west providing htm exceptional oppor
tunity for development of knowledge of
this branch of surgery. It was said of
him among the settlers that he never re
fused to respond to a call, no matter how
srduous a Journey it entailed In a coun
try without railroads and still menaced
by hostile Indians and outlaws. On one
occasion, it Is related, he rode fifty,
miles to attend the little daughter of a
frontier ranchman who had been bitten
by a rattlesnake and that upon deciding
that he could not successfully treat the
child in her rude home, ho carried her
in his arms the fifty miles back to the
Fetterman hospital, where he effected a
cure through implication of Ills newly
discovered treatment for counteracting
the effects of the Insidious venom.
Traveled Entire Stat.
In 1886 Dr. Barber resigned his commis
sion in the army to accept the position of
chief surgeon of the hospital of the
Wyoming Live Stock association. During
the ensuing few years his duties carried
of western novels. "The Virginian."
WJien Wyoming was admitted to stale
(Continued on Page Five, Column One.)
Plan to Work for
A Greater Omaha
1.. ...
uuiimmio snaniKu u ine mm.
tlon. June 1. has pretty definitely out-
-u.omi.ci uiiiuk era-
! deliver street speeches and speeches at
j Improvement club meetings are to be en-
Isagod. The committee is to appoint a
I corps of captains, two for each ward in
I the city. Thesi captains are to appoint
lieutenants for each precinct. These men .
Lre to wolk Ull. Rl u
out the vote. T!esU''H 'hee. ll n.e .
L
' J.JSi
IS- i tall and wholesale establishments are to anJ the Fourteenth amendment of tho
.'.'.' hv at least one lieutenant each to United States constitution, but it alleges
... 4 work among the employes of each plant that the election commissioner, himself,
to see that they go to the polls and cast ha no power to hold the proposed elec-
41 : ,helr votes. The co-operation of the lm- ; tlon, the charge being that the law which
... 41 j provement clubs has been assured. i created his office is special legislation
Jj "Get out the vote in the morning." is which can never apply to any county
... U tne ogan that has been adopted for the other than Douglas, for the reason that
... 44 ; campaign. The co-operation from Dun- it includes no provision for a commla
"' 43 nd 80,11,1 naha Is quite general. jsloner In any county which In tho future
41 i Tho O"1" Real Estate Exchange at : may reach a population equal to that of
...4.1. its meeting Wednesday endorsed the ' Douglas.
4a j Greater Omaha movement, and decided; A date for hoarlng prior to June 1 will
, to co-operate with the committee that is
worklnS- "P the campaign for a large
tote.
ITALY SOON IN MARKET
FOR HORSES AND MULES
ORAND ISLAND. Neb.. May l.-Bpe.
rial Telesram.l Jnformat inn rulvMt kl
' " ' ,
DUrer nd en" ot
.rnroenis nere ioHy mairaieci mat Italy
v ill be a heavy buyer. Orders are said i
to have ben received today for tested '
nd Inspected animals for such consign-I
ment I
) In the meantime the recent reported e j ton law ' la unconstitutional ln the fol- ,
,'aj iter of M.(w0 mules to be bought through- j lowing particulars: I
1 11 out the central west, assembled here and i "Violates section 15. article S of the Ne
;JJ coiialgned to Kuropean points. Is appar- traaka convtltutlon and the fourteenth
jojently being filled as shipments are made amendment of the t'nlted States consti-
st as soon as a carload or several car-
jlofcd t on hand
k-
'.aV.VATP.T1 T.TIRTTANTA ati
-y-s " ass " ease- ssasi V aakeasftShn dbdlSh Wo
;aan holding up the Lusitania to
i
I
- ml V
; .
Cushing Captain Says Airman Flew
Over Ship in Effort to Wreck It
PHIL.ADEI.FHIA, May !. Captain
Lars Larsen Hcrland of the American
oil tanker Cushing arrived here today
with lii ship aud suiiiniited to his em
ployers a ref-ort dealing with the at
tack made on the Cushing on April I-S
by a German aeroplane, which dropped
three bombs, one of which struck the
rati of th vessel.
In this report the captain refers to the
bomb dropping as a "dastardly act, a de
liberate attempt to sink an unarmed ves
sel and murder the members of the crew."
A copy of this report will be forwarded
to the Stole department at Washington.
The German airman swept in narrow
circles over the tanker, trying to get
directly over the funnel, with the Idea,
apparently, of diopp'ng a bomb down it
and wrecking Its engine room.
The crew, al first swarming on deck
quickly beat a retreat to the forecastle,
and no one was hurt by the explosion
of the bomb which did strike the Cush
ing. The attack occurred while the Cushing
was about twenty-five m''es from A
werp and eight miles from the North
Hinder lightship, it was near 7 o'cIock
In the evening, hut the sun had bare'y
touched the horlson and there was
ample llyht for the officers snd crew to
seff 1?v?y -fcWiTV W a tT.-Tfirancf WTuT
the pilot of the pilot of the biplane to
see the words "Cushing, New York,
United States of America," painted on
each side of the vensel In large letters,
and to note the Stars and Stripes at the
masthead and the taf frail.
ANNEXATION GOES
INTO THE COURTS
Selby Plaintiff in a Suit to Enjoin
Holding of Election to Vote
on Merger.
DATE FOR HEARING NOT SET
The threatened attack, by South
Omaha and Dundee Interests on an
nexation was Btarted late yesterday
In d strict court. It took the farm
of an injunction suit ' against the
election commissioner, to 1 prevent
the holding of the election called by
Governor Morehead for June 1, at
which the voters are to pass upon
the annexation, as provided by the
law passed by the last legislature.
W. L. Selby of Dundee Is the os
tensible plaintiff. The petition.
however, was prepared and filed by
Murphy & W.nters, South Omaha at
torneys, assisted by Samuel Cotner.
Advocates of annexation ansirtn1
iu icaiuj iuo oersona resDonaiDin
for tne bringing of the suit
A11ed unconstitutionality of tho an-
!1"t,on 'n(I of ,h Uw P""4'4 ln
' trc"l", lno 0,,lc r election com-
ml'"'loner. the basis of the suit.
Violation of Constitution
Not cnlr does the petition charge that
ht annexation law violate, section 15.
article Hi, of the Nebraska constitution
be fixed by the court. The plaintiff asks
a temporary, and, later, a permanent In
junction forbidding the holding of the !
election, making no request for a tenv- !
porary restraining order. j
tnnltni Ills Reason. !
Mr. Belby describes himself In tha pe
tition aa a freeholder and taxpayer and
assigns as his reason for attempting to
. .... . .,,
pirvmi inf cieuuun in IV will ituia
Ulgl expense to bo charged against
the treasury of Dundee. Tho holding of
the election would cause him and other
taxpayers irreparable injury, he declares
to the court.
The petition sets forth that the anneza-
u,,on pmvioing mm no siaie snail aeny
(Continued on Pugs Two, Column Five )
tha hierh aena Print a itinni
a- J S MVW Sh VltV 0
give instructions as to escap-
c S,
When fhe airship was first noted by
the lookout it was several thousand feet
In the air and waa coming apparently
from the coast of England. It began to-
drop down as it approsched the ship and
soon was only about EflO feet in the air.
Everybody watched with Interest the
k 1 1 1 fill wav In m M ih t i Inn, till,. nf
the biplane handled his machine. An
attack was not even considered as poe-; f rom llesaarabla. Is flinging back the.
slblllty. for up to that time all thought Austro-Hungarian forces in Bukowina
te flying machine was an English craft. ,nd 1 marching toward Central Gallcls,
Suddenly the biplane swooped down un- with the object of Joining the principal
til It was only 300 or 400 feet above lifj llusslan army.
Cushing. A second later there was a j a telegram from galonikl say. the Ger-
tremendous explodon and a wave of!,anl haVe lost forty-three officers snd
water flooded the stern deck. The crew M .aiors fighting at the Dardanelles
fA f- h. -., ,.ehm... rfiv.rf ,
fled for the near hatchways and dived
down Just as a second bomb fell, mlased!
tne port -lnerter by a root or so ana
w
sent another wave cascading over tho
lower deck.
The biplane swung up into the wind,
hung motionless for a second or so, then
came the third bomb, which Just graxed
the starboard rail and shot into the sea.
The airship hung around for a few
minutes and then headed for the Dutch
coast. . .
When tho biplane dropped down so
lose to the ship tt was seen that it was
ffi'lUr 'wiijte nag1 wlth-K-biack'tnuaa
in the center, the admitted pennant of
the German air fleet
Th Cushing at the time of the attack
was bound for Rotterdam with 8,000 tons
of crude oil, consigned to the government
of Holland.
RESISTLESS TEUTON
SWEEP CONTINUING
Allies Repulse Strong Russian
Forces Holding Way North
east of Jaroilau.
7,000 SLAVS MADE ' CAPTIVES
" VIENNA (Via London), May 1.
:05 p. m The following Aus
trian official war statement was
given out here tonight:
"The Teutonlo allied troops who
advanced to the east bank ot the
San river (Gallcla) yesterday re
pulsed across the LubaCXOWka river
mtm. ,. .,,, .
strong Russian forces which offered
resistance northeast ot Jaroslau.
Conn ter Attaeka Resinlsed.
"We captured Sleniawa and forced
a cross ng of the San, taking 7,000
prisoners and eight guns. Early
morning counter attacks were re
pulsed in stubborn fighting.
"On the upper Dnelster river and in the
district of Htry the fighting is proceeding.
Our attacking columns stormed several
Russian positions on the heights north of
Sambor and captured places which had
been defended obstinately by the enemy.
"On the Pruth line there is nothing lm.
portant to report.
"In Russian Poland fighting Is proceed
ing In tho hilly district of Rleloc."
Flarhtlna; la I'ontlnnona.
PETROGRAD, May 1. (Via London.)
I'lghtlng Is proceeding continuously along
MO-mile battle front In Oallcia from the
mouth of the Ban river to Koloniea. The
Russians are sending In troops as lapidly
as possible to meet the ten German and
twenty-four Austrian corps (about 1,300.
COO men) said to be operating on this
front
Operations along the Ban may he con
sidered as in three sections: The first
from Prsemysl south to the Carpathian
foothills; the second from Prsemysl north
to the mouth of the WUloka; the third
from the Wisloka to Bapdomlr in Russian
Continued on Page Four. Column Two.)
The farnouf Liberty Bell is
scheduled to stop off in
Omaha on its way to the
San Francisco Exposition on
July 9 recognition and ap
preciation of the important
position of pur city on the
transcontinental highway.
CHIEF OF ITALY
STAFF ARRIVES
NEARJWTIER
Lieutenant Count Cardorna, Com
mander of Victor Emmanuel's
Armies, Now at Vioenta,
Close to Border.
FLAGS OF THE ALLIES CHEERED
Enthusiastic Crowds Carry French
and British Colors Through
Milan Streets.
BUELOWS BA00AGE IS ON WAY
S BU.LKTIX.
AMSTERDAM, May 19. (Via
London.) The Cologne Gazette says
it learns from Berne that the Aus
trian and German consul generatu
left Rome yeoterday with their
staffs.
FAIUt'. May
!!. Lieutenant Oneral
Count Cardorna, Italian chUsf of staff.
has arrived with his staff at Vlrenza,
near the Austrian frontier.
r'rrtaht Traffip Stopped.
OENKVA, Swltserlsnd. Msy !.-Vla
Paris.) Several servants, having In
charge heavy (luggage (tearing the moniv
gram of Prince von lluelow, Oermsn snv
I hassador at Rome, arrived at Chlssso,
siterlnnd. yesterday. Freight trafflo
b't'rn ltaly W"' Germany by way of
j Hwltserland has been stopped,
Cheering crowds carried Prltlsh and
j French flags through the streets of
I Milan yesterday.
New Haas Army Appears.
t A ..In.r.n. TKut..n.l. -. .
that a strona new nua.'.n irmv. m,lt.s
during the last six dsys. In the vicinity
of Constantinople trains have been
stopped, owing to shortage of coal. No
roou supplies are reaching the city ana
,1.1 i. inri in
Rate Cracks Confer
On New Division of
Rail Wear and Tear
(From a staff Cui i-esnondent t
J WASHINGTON. Alay lk-(8uaVJralM..1,r" snd enothtbor aaahet Jrlilha!
gram.)-V. O. Powell of Lincoln, rate
expert of tho Neiiraika Kail road commis-
slon, arrived in the city this morning to
attend a conference of oommtisionars
front the west, who will present to the
Interstate Commerce commission their
views on division of expenses between
freight and passenger coat.
Tha Interstate commission will on
July 1 1 require the railroads to re
adjust their charges on the twi
principal sources of revenue and the
.commission will depenl largely upon the
showing as to the relatlvo wear1 and tear
on rolling stock and trackage of two
classes ot trafflo.
Mr. Powell is also deeply interested in
me so-canea western n.wa case, wnicn
was argued oeiore tne interstate worn-
ferce commission today. The commis-
slon acquiesced ln certain rates fixed
jby the railroads from Iowa Into Ne-
ibjaska and Kansas upon a distance
basis. But tho Rock Island asked for a
re-hearing, claiming that tho Nebraska
rates were confiscatory. Judge J. H.
Henderson of Des Moines, who atso ar
rived this morning, appears for the state
of Iowa.
The whole question resolves Itself Into
whether the shippers from Iowa shall be
reo-ulr"1 to pay greater rates to Ne-
,braaka and Kansas than they now do and
:Mr powel, m tQ M that 0maha
shippers ara not compelled to pay in-
creased rates Into Interior Nebraska and
i Kansas points.
;
The Day's War New
I 1I.I.IKI AUM I H I'KllVIV ti i.ll.
their position on the (ialllpoll e
nlasaln. Their yroarrsa Is alow,
however, and the Tnrka are offer
la effective resistance.
OX THIS HK1TKHN KHOXT n loll
of tho last fortnight. Bad weather
Is laterefrlngr with salutary opedn.
tlons.
DKFRAT OP RlSSIANfl In Gallcla
has reached serious proportions.
British correspondents nt Petro
nra,d, who heretofore have been
willing to roneede little to Ans.
trlans and tieranaas, admit that
retreat alone; SOO-aalle line, and
In one rase It Is sold the sltnatlon
on Its face seems something" like a
I At STRIA IS HKPOHTKD to have of.
irreo rnrinrr territorial areata In
the hope of keeplnsj Italy oat of
the wnr. Kvery preparation for
hostilities has been made, the Ger
man and Anstrton ambassadors nro
ready to leave Homo and the
Italian railroads have been placed
adrr military control
(HIH1S IN BRITISH ministry ap
parently hne been decided, al-
hongh the nnlonlat lenders will
aerk formal sanction of their fol.
lowers at n party meeting- before
definite action Is taken, ft 4s as
snmed In Lssaaa that sweeping
changes will bo made In forming
tho coalition srovernment.
DISPATCH FROM MYTILtCNB aays
fresh troops have been landed by
Dardanelles, near the entrance to
the straits.
BRITISH STEAMER DIMt'RER, of
3,600 tons, baa been torpedoed In
the Knallah channel. Its crew
waa saved.
POLICY UNCHANGED
BY CABINET MOYE
New Ministry to Be Formed, with
Prosecution of War as the
Sole Object
NOTHING IS ARRANGED AS YET
LONDON. May 19. Premier j
Asquith announced In the House of
Commons today that steps were In
contemplation which Involved a re
construction of the government upon
a broader personal and political
basis.
"Nothing has been definitely ar
ranged as yet," the prem.er said,
"but In order to avoid A.uy possible
misapprehension, I wish to make
clear here and now three things.
Poller M Same.
'First, any changes will not affect the
position of the prime minister or ot the
forelen secretary; second, there will b
no rhange of any kind in the policy of
the country as regards the continued
pmsei-iitlon of the war with all possible
energy ami by means of every available
resource, and. third and last, and of
ireat Importance to the honorable friends
behind me, and, I have no doubt, to the
opposition. Is this: Any reconstruction of
the cabinet that may he made will be
for the purposes of the war alone and Is
not taken In any quarter or for any
reason as Indicating anything In the
nature of a surrender or a compromise
on the pert of any terson or body of
j persons of their several political Ideals.
'This la as far as I can go. Nothing
definite yet hss taken place, but If any
arrangement la made the house will have
the fullest opportunity of expressing Its
views."
Greeted with f'herrlnc.
The reference of the premier to the
prosecution of the war was greeted with
'"" n! Promised cheering."
! . J?" P" T"inl'te' w" ""owed by
' IT nUrew Bon" ''r t the opposi
1.., tT,fc ,t ,
L.h.,, " I? n'l,rJr lo on
mi. ",d" nd that at
U,rVt "?h.T,? T fn",rtBrt,on ,ln
fhJ Tsole Ideaf tJ . . "
ot fi"' JI V! Z.l . S Li , mai
ol fhlng the war successfully and we
leave out ot our minds absolutely all
considerations
political and otherwise.
: bevonit that
"Of course, tf such an arrangement
should take place, it la obvious our con
victions on other subjects will remain
unchanged, and will be settled when the
war Is over."
Labor Part? A crept a.
I ine laoor party decided at a meeting
1 nis
afternoon to accept Premier A
qulth's Invitation to be represented In
the now coalition sTOrFntMriintL A ft Kite
Henderson will Join tha cabinet. William
, appointed to minor posts.
1 In th Course of an address In the Gull!
Hu ta"J' Andrew Bonar I-w said 000- i
, c'?m eablnet ooalllion. )
"u-n " comoination would be useless
an prnP11 Wore than useless, exoent
. " mn to a combination to tho na-
miiun organisea rrom top to bot
tom for the purpose of ending this war."
Low Temperatures
Delay Growth of Corn
and Spring Wheat
WASHINGTON, May Unusually
com weather has hindered rapid growth
j of spring wheat and corn In tho heavy
producing rtglcns during tha last week
j but tho weather was very favorable,
, " more important yielding sections
I ot the winter wheat belt, tho weather
bureu announced today in Its national
weamer and crop bulletin. Cotton had
the most favorable week of tha season.
Winter wheat has been damaged by the
Hessian fly or chinch pugs in Kansas,
Missouri, Illinois and Indiana, but tho
extent Is still uncertain, although Indica
tions point to a considerable loss In Kan
sas and western Missouri.
Oats, hay and grass made satisfactory
progress and the outlook for fruit eon-
tlnuo. favorable except In tKo mora
northern dlstrlrts, where tha savers cold
has joubtlrss caused considerable dam
age. Truck crops ln .tha south have
'greatly Improved.
Allies Silence
Fort at Narrows
of Dardanelles
LONDON, May 1.A message from
Mytlleun, forwarded from Athena to tha
Exchange Telegraph company, says the
allies have silenced the Turkish fortlflra.
tlons at Kiiid Hahr. on the European side
of the Dardanelles, at the end of the
narrows nearest Constantinople. The fall
of Nagara, on the Aslatlo side, across
from Kali Pahr, is said to be Imminent.
The Turks are sending reinforcements
to their positions along the Oulf of
Hmy?na.
Allege Fraud in
Army Hat Contract
NEW YORK, Hay lO.-The United Hat
ers of North America In convention hero,
have paaaed resolution demanding an
Investigation by the War department or
by congress Into government contracts
In the manufacture of hats for the Vnlted
Btates army. The resolutions charged
that th gi veniment waa being defrauded
and that while the government paid only
11.10 for the army hat It should cost 11. B
to manufacture It, according to specific,-
tlons.
Snowstorm Unabated
Out at Ellsworth
ELLSWORTH, Neb., May W.-The
snow storm that began yesterday has
continued unabated with a depth now of
one foot on tho ground and no sign of
abatement. The snow is wet and heavy,
causing considerable Inconvenience to
stock. The storm la the longest In dur
ation known here for the month of May,
DEFEAT OF RUSS
CAUSES GLOOM
IN GREAT BRITAIN
Official Dispatches from Petrograd
Admit Retirement Along the
River San is Still Un
der Way.
SOME GAINS FURTHER EAST
Rain and Thick Mists Cause Practi
cal Suspension of Operations
in the West
CABINET CHANGE IS INEVITABLE
LONDON, May 19. England, dis
tracted by the political upheaval
which Is expected to end 1n a coali
tion government, finds little time to
interest Itself In war news, but never
theless the Russian situation Is cauf
Ins; a feeling of pessimism.
The official Russian announce
ments do not wholly confirm the pes
simistic special dispatches from Pc
trograd, but they admit that the
Russian retirement along the river
8an Is still under way. At the same
time they claim' that the Russlano
have been able to resume the offen
sive on the left bank of the Vistula,
a movement which may result. It Is
explained, In outflanking the Ger
mans attacking PrsemysL
Not raaplete.
The Austrian rout In east Oallcia la
not yet complete, aocordlng to London's
Information, but tho Impression la grow
ing here that the defeat of the Teutonic
allies In thla section has been severe
enough to prevent the complete success
of tho wholesale offensive movement
which they Initiated along the eastern
front.
Military experts In London today are
characterising the retreat of the Rus
sian Third army as a masterly feat
which must have cost the victors dearly.
, Offensive a Really Defensive.
The Russian offensive la east GalloU
stands out today as In reality a defen
sive movement made necessary by the
fact that the Austrians constituted a
serious menaro to tho left flank of the
Russian armies in Oallota.
In France and Belgium bad weather
again is Impeding operations, continuous
rain and thick mtsu making Vigorous ac
Uon impossible. Tha British north of
La Bassee, and tha
Arras, has held their ronent a.in. K.,t
th'' beau., ali 4- saav fr.
warn.
Italy seems no nearer War today than
It did yesterday, but perststaint reports
reaching London that tha Teutonlo
amnassadors In Roma have bean handed
their passports and will leave tni.v
Saveral of the London morning news
papers make definite announcement of
the resignation of Baron Fisher, first sea
lord. The different party organs agree
that the formation of a coalition govern
ment is Inevitable.
RnsaUns Lot Al Grown Gained.
As tho result ot tho latest Oermaa tac
tics, aaya a dispatch to the Mail front
Potrograd. all that bad been ac
complished by tha Russians tn the Car
pathians has been undone , and months
have been added to the duration of the
"If the German plana had succeeded
completely, If General Linalngen'a army
had been aa fortunate as UenaraJ Von
Mackenaen's, if tha Austrian in Buko
wina had been triumphant. If tha Baitlo
Invasion had resulted in tha capture of
Riga, the blow would have been terrlflo.
Fortunately, as mattars now stand, the
enemy has not accomplished anything
really decisive.
The general Idea of tha Oermaa Affan.
"lr was to advance upon Lemberr from
three directions. Von Mackenaen was to
attaog rrom the west, breaking through
i the Russian front: Unslngenwas to foroa
iTukhalk. nasa and nv,.-' 1T,!.
Btry valley; Archduke Eugene in Boko-
- w at aa g laanW
wtn waa to turn tha Russian left. Ap
parently Oeneral von Mackenaen atone
waa successful n attacks, Ltaalngen be
ing held back, while the archduke's array
vas soundly beaten.
The leading Russian military authority
suggests that the Germans Intend to fol-'
low up their success with an advanoa oa
Warsaw, but for this they will need more
(.Continued on Pago Two. Column Tw.)
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