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VOL. XLlV NO; 207.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOHXIXO, MAY .'51, 191...
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PRESS OH TOWARD
Amies of Middle Empires, withl
Enormous Weight of Artillery,
Continue Efforts to En
RTJSS CLAIM ENEMIES CHECKED
Battle for Middle Galioiaa Fortress
Remains Outstanding Feature
TEUTONS ATTACKING FIERCELY
LONDON, May SO. The battle
for the fortress of Frsemysl, In mid
dle Gallcia, remains the outstanding
feature of the war.
There has been heaYr fighting
north of Arras, -where the French
continue to make progress, the Ger
mans admitting tonight their evacu
ation of Ablaln. But this is a small
(fair compared with what is going
on around Pneraysl.
The Germane ajh3 Austrian, with an
enormous welr.ht of artillery, continue to
fight desperately tn an effort- to en
circle the fortress, which la already re
ported to be under bombardment Their
armies . on the Ban. to the north of
Prsernysl, haye. however, apparently re
ceived a check.
The Ro solans, after driving there back
across the Ban In the neighborhood, at
Slenl&w. hava now turned -their atten-
tlon to the force : which crowd tne
river to the north and aouth' of Jaroalau
t-.na' haye been delivering- furto-ae attacks.
till of'th"e.the Austrlans and Oerniana
W!im tA "he-V. VMMllSfUl
1 To tha southeast of Prawmyat, the Tau.
tonlo allies are meeting- with more auo
oesa, but thels- proa-rese ta not so raald
as It was a few days ago and the .oom--municailona
to Lemberg. which were re-
" ported to have been sewered, are still
At the other end of the Une to the
Had He province heavy fighting- also Is
In prog-res, with the fortunes ebbing and
flowing, neither side being: able to make
any important advance. These opera
v llfrciB. VIlwu wotw vrMfrii.M. wron ' u mm m
x raid by the Russian military critics, are
being- more seriously oonotdnred and
larger forces are being sent to meet the
German Invaders, i
Little Otaaa-e la Weak
Except for their admission of the eval
uation of Ablaln. which they say wag
carried out without tbe knowlelf--- of the
French," the Oermara claim to ; have re
pulsed all attaoke - along" the western
line. Aa the same clsJm ts made, by the
French, who alee state that they hare
made further progress, the eStnaUoti does
not seem to be muah eharured.
, It is not expected the the snct will
make any marked advance at oaa time,
for they are ettaoktng strongly fortified
positions, which bare to be taken ooe by
one in the face of Innumerable and oJe-e-erly
' concealed machine g-una,
; Outpost fighting continues a) on? the
whole ' front of the ' ZtaiuAnatrtan
frontier . .
It is reported from Bucharest thai Im
portant nngotiatloas are under way be
twne Rumania, end Bulgnrle, but the
nature of these has not bean BvuIgee.
German submarines are still busy in
the water around the BrttiSh tslee. the
latest, victim being' the British steamer
Ethkroe, which was sunk Friday. Six
teen of its crew are still mieetug-.,
Road Pays Taxes on
t n i ; t a
(Prom a Staff CVn-respendent.)
LINCOLN, May JO. (Bpec-ial.) Tbe
Northwestern Railroad oofupany haav not
beard that there was a cyclone In Seward
about two years ago and that Its section
bouse was demolished! and has ' never
been rebuilt. It has kept on giving tn that
section house to the assessor on a valua
tion of tdOO sod the county assessor, not
having heard that the house had blown
away, rut the assessment to $300.
' Over near Beaver Crossing the company
used to have a bridge built for the ac
commodation of Its patrons, but it went
down stream some years ago. However,
the company still Insists on paying a
terminal tax on the bridge. Thin Is im
mensely amusing to Secretary Bernecksr
of the Mate Board of Assessment, who
Is a Seward county man and happens to
know all about the house and bridge.
' Dakota Alfalfa Flae.
BELLE rOUROH E, g. D., May .
(Special.) The cutting ot the first crop of
alfalfa in this section will be on in a
week or ten days. The crop on the dry
land is In exoelleot condition and that on
the Irrigated land has been raised with
out any lrrlgatloa and will be a record
breaking yield- It was estimated that
lDO.OOO tons of alfalfa was raised here last
season. Present Indications are that
these figures will be substantially boosted
I a. tn.
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Im A. WKI.fcli. Ixcut Korecaaitir.
1 POSSIBLE COURSE
Believed Now that Starring Mexi
cans Would Rot Object to Uncle
Sam Taking a Hand.
WILSON TO MAKE A STATEMENT
. WASHINGTON, May . 80. Ans,
nouncement that President Wilson
would demand g settlement of the i
Mexican problem by the warring fac-1
tlons themselves within a short time' '
and falling that, adopt some meann,
not defined as yet. to bring about J
peace, nas developed acute interest i
tn official and diplomatic quarters as
to . the prospective action of the
! United States.
The president's appeal for funds and
supplies to relieve the starving popula
tion ot Mexico, the preparation at the,
White House of a statement to be com- I
munlcated to all military leaders In
Mexico next Tuesday and arrangements '
of the American Red Cross for a hug's '
relief scheme are the first steps In a
policy, which, it became known today.
President "Wilson has had under consider
ation for some time with the object ot i
restoring- peace in Mexico. .
Fnreenat of Statement. .
The text of the-ereetdent's forthcoming-,
statement Is an official secret, but from '
those who advised with him prior to Its
preparation. It la understood Mr. Wilson
will address not only the military loaders :
tn Mexico, but the Mexican people and at
the same time the people of the United :
States. He will review In detail the course
ef events In Mexico since the assaaslna- 1
tion of Madero and Suares and the usurp- j
tlon of the presidency by Hunrta, j
The pronouncement, it Is said, will call '
attention to the fact that the United ,
States government by refusing to rec-'
og-nlsa lluerta, assisted In driving htm
out of power and expected from the vtc-i
tortoua constitutionalists the re-establish- ;
tnent of the government In Mexico. Nearly
a year has passed since Huerta was com-'
pelted to resign, but the constitutionalist
the statement will say, have failed In the
meantime to restore order, . conditions
growing- worse dally, with no faction ap-'J
parently ' possesning tbe capacity to ,
establish a s-overnmenL
In view of these conditions, according
to reliable Information, the statement '
will serve notloe that as the situation has
grown Intolerable to foreigners and the I
Mexican people alike, the Mexican chiefs '
must arrange for an early solution of the I
problem. Unless this is forthcoming !
soon. It will be Indicated to the military j
lenders In Mexico that some other moans
may have to be employed to assist the '
Mexican people., The president does not I
intend to specify this government's course j
for the present
Off totals did not deny today that if the
Mexican factions failed to compose the
situation, there wae a possibility of In
tervention, by the United States. It wee
pointed, out, -kirwevBrw that what might
have previously been considered by some
Mexicans as en-arg-resstve, intervention
haev now (-hanged, on account of the fam
ine to a humanitarian expression dssigned
to save the Mexican people, helpless in
the. bands of military bands. It la even
suggested l well Informed quarters that
one result of tbe food situation. If fam
ine continues, would be a direct appeal
to the United States government from
large numbers of the Mexican people
for tntervemtlon. , , ,
Tlaae te N
The new phases tn the Washing-ton gov
ernment's polio y may take several weeks
to develop. For the present efforts will
be made to get food to the Mexicans.
The seizure by the Carransa. authorities
of 600 tons of corn purchased by ths In
ternational .relief committee la one of the
incidents which has a-gTavated the situ
ation considerably and it is expected no
tloe will be served on the Mexican gen
erals, to permit the transportation of re
lief Supplies or the American government
may be constrained to undertake Ate dis
tribution of supplies - through Its own
Reports of hunger and suffering; poured
Into American ' Red Cross headquarters
today from all parts of Mexico.
Arkansas Sweeps j ;
Through the Levees
KANSAS CITT. May While pre para,
tlons were being- made tonight In the
west bottoms district of Kansas City to
meet high water oondlUons predicted for
the next day or two, there was little fear
locally of serious overflow and Interest In
floods In the southwest was divided be
tween the ravages of the Missouri river
tn the central counties of this state, and
the situation In Arkansas where . the
Arkansas. river, sweeping through
breaches In levees, is doing- gw-at damage.
Other points where floods have obtained
or have been threatening the last few
days, report practically normal conditions.
National Officer of
W. C, T. U. Is Dead
PORTLAND, Ore.. May Mrs. Elisa
beth Hutchinson, national treasurer of
the Women's Christian Temperance
Union, died here tonight. She underwent
an operation at tbe hospital here several
Mrs. Hutchinson's home was In Win
field. Kau, She came here from Seattle
to arrange the advertising of ths annual
convention of ths Women's Christian
Temperance union In this city neit Oc
tober. Her daughter, Mrs. Roberts, was
at, her bedside when the end oeme.
AHLMAN BUYS OUT THE '
AUTO CLEARING HOUSE
Art A. Ahlman has bought the Auto
Clearing House at tt Famam street,
where he will continue the business of
buying, rebuilding end selling used cars.
Ahlman formerly was a dealer 'n uaed
cars across ths street at 2034 Farnaiu.
Ha is now In a position to buy, sell or
exchange cars on as If-nments. He has
added a complete machine shop fully
equipped to completely rebuild all cars.
Mr. Bruce will devote his time to his
Lexington csr egrnov. He Is at present
on a trip to the Lexington factory and to
ste the auto races at Indianapolis.
HOW THE GERMAN WOUNDED PASS THE TIME
Class in knitting, one of the lines of handicraft taught to
restore them to activity. - ;
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UNCLE JOE REDIIAH
IS LAIDJO REST
Long Since - Aged Pioneer : Had
Ceased to Fear to Cross the
MEMBER OF CHURCH 57 YEARS
Uncle Joe Redman,1 Offlaha'g best
loved pioneer, was laid to rest In
Prospect Hill cemetery yesterday aft
ernoon. Funeral services at Kountse
Memorial church, , ot which he had
been a member for fifty-seven years,
wore attended by a throng ' of ; his
It was not a sad .funeral. Uncle Joe's
kindly pleasantry for half a century dally
exhibited in Omaha In his smile snd
worda-of greeting seemed to pervade It.
The' occasion -must have been Just as
Uncle Joe would have had It. He had
lived eighty-six .years,' doing hard .labor
during most of that period. Long- since
he had lost the, tear of death. i
j'Uncle . Joe,! would you be 'afraid' to
cress the, riverf" Rev. Luther .'Kurds,
son of the-'foiinder, of Kountse Memorial
church, asked him, a few wef ks aso.T "J"
"No, I am not afraid," answered Uncle
Joe,, calmly,'.. 1 ',.'
Rev., Mr. Kuhns told of this,' conversa
tion hi his sermon yesterday, , as exempli-'
fytng- the simple bravery with, which the
man had " met . the various events of a
long- and. full life. ,
ServleVs , Are Blssple.
The services were simple. Rev. O, D.
BalUly, Rev. 'Leonard Oroh 'and Rev, Mr.
Kuhns, who conducted 'them, spoke of
Uncle Joe Redman as the patriarch, who
like the famed old-men of biblical days,
wore the accumulated honors of a ripe
old age, .a dutlf ul family, the wisdom
and philosophy of Ions experience and
the love of all his associates. They lauded
him as one of those men of apparently
humble place whose lives are in reality
niaaterpleces. ' ;
Uncle Joe's casket was carried to the
grave by his six sons, who were the act
ive pallbearers. Their names are Oessge,
James, Will 8., Will T.. fcamuel and Sher
man Redman. I :
The honorary pallbearers were the fol
lowing friends whose effectioa he had
had for many "years
W. I. Kleratead
P. J. Carroll
F. T. Btrouil
George Lochrier .'
. A I Metsler '
I tennis Cunningham
. Body in State.
The body lay In state at the family
home.'j'Ct Corby street, during the hot-ra
yestsrday before the funeral. -Many
Otnahans titers paid their last tribute of
regard to Uncla Joe.
Uncle Joe wss the thirty-third old resi
dent of Omaha who has died during the
first monthe of 11&. ,
The pioneer is survived . by a h widow
and eleven 'children and byflozens of
grandchildren. This family was Uncls
Joe's greatest pride. Following- are the
names of his children: George L. Red
man,, Mrs. A. L, Root. James P. ReoV
man and Sherman Redman of Omaha I
Mrs. Harry Keellne of Council Bluffs;
B. F. Rsdman. Joseph Redman, jr., and
Mrs. Clara Bailey of Salt Lake Cltyi
Samuel Redman ef Oray, Colo.; William,
8. Redman of Phoenix, Arts., and Mrs.
Clarence English of Winnipeg.
Over 400 of Triumph
Crew Are Missing
LO NTON May SO. The casualty list
of the British battleship Triumph, tor
pedoed off the Uallipoli peninsula, which
was issued tonight, shows that three
officers and eleven mm were kll'eJ and
that VJ ni-n are missing
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Relief Corps of , Grant, Custer and
Crook Tos of 0. A. E Partici
pate in Exercises.
SPANISH WAR VETERANS, .. TOO
Tbe weather detracted somewhat
from the completeness of the annual
decoration of soldier' graes'in the
cemeteries Satarady, but. the women
of the Belief corps ventured out,
nevertheless, and carried many bou
quets of flowers to the last resting-
places of the men who fell upon thi
field of batUe. ;
Participating In these exercises
were the women of the Relief corps
of Grant, Custer and Crook. postsr
the Grand Army of the Republic anl
the women "s( auxiliary of. Camp Lee
Forby, -anlsh .War Veterans. .
.' Mrs. 'i J. . W. f Foley. ' Mrs,, ptsalieth
Pelrpnnet, Mis.. ImvI , Gardner, , acoVn.
pknled by Kmery Johnson. .Jonathan Kd
wsrds. and C. L. , Thomas,- sll of Custer
post,; went. to Prospect Hlll.cemetery. Jtr.
Johnson and' Mrs. Foley , went, p Mount
Hopo osmeterj-, . , , .
,TAt "Forest b Lawn were these memhfrs
of Grant post: Mrs.' Belle Diffeiibacher,
Mrs Ltiniif Bddy. Miss ' Sofia Snelder,
MsJor Wilrox and Captain Malllkon. A
brief exercise wss held at Forest Lawn.
Mrs. J; C. Reed, Mrs". Llxsle Bugh, Mrs.
Maud Tennant . and Mrs. Millie Toney
represented Crook post. at Holy .Sepul
chre, 2hemlsn and West Lawn ceme
teries, : Mr." and Mrs. perry Miller had charge
ot the formal proerram for. the Spanish
War Veterans at West Lawn cemetery.
Assisting were a firing squad of the Ne
braska National guard. under- Captein
Todd, and a fife s,nd drum corps of Camp
Les Forby.. Women of the Henry W.
La ton auxiliary honored the memory
of ths Spanish, war veterans at this
FIVE PERSONS DROWN IN
RIVER IN WASHINGTON
T AC-DMA. Wssh.. May . Five persotis
were drowned todsy In the Cowllts river,
forty miles south of Tacoma, when s
horse attached to a vehicle in which they
were going to mass backed off the ferry.
Mrs. Henselmen, Miss Anna Bergen
and three children, all of whom are under
10 years old.'
Summary of the
At STRIA WAR OFFICE reports
aaval . airmen made s raid on
Vaslre, slropplwg- ssaay bontba. Aa
arsenal was damaged by fire and
aa explosion ex-ear re 4 la Fori
Nlewlo. No news of this raid bas
come tbroasrb official Itallaa
sfms. New proarreaa Is reported
by tbe i'rfaek War afflee ta bare
been iua4t la. tbe seetar aarth af
GERMANY'S REPLY ta tbe Amer
ican aate aaat after (be slaking: af
tba Lasltaala was delivered yes
arlay ta Assbassador Oerarsl at
Berlin. It doea sat specifically
answer tbe America a repreeeata-
Lasltaala and dlseoatlnaaare af
araseat met bads of sabmarlae
warfare. These points are left far
settleateat la farther asgretlatloas.
Cerata ay espressaa re ret far at
tacks aa Amerlena vessels, wblrb
ara said ta bare been aalaten-
Feeling of Disappointment Reigns in
U. S. Capital as Result of Re
ported Tenor of Teuton
U. S. TO CONTROVERT POINTS
Grave Factor Added to Situation by
Finding Nr.braskan Hit by
PRESIDENT MAINTAINS SILENCE
WASHINGTON. May, SO. Until
tie official tent of the German reply
to the American note concprnlng vio
lations of neutral rlshts In the war
rone Is received, probably tomorrow,
President Wilson will reserve com
This word came from the White
!toie tonight after press dispatches
outlining the German note wore re
It is known, however, that th-3
United States government Is prepared
to controvert every one ot the points
mentioned in the summery of the
German position, os published here.
The presa outline conforms with Am
basaarior Gerard's dispatches of the
last few days forecasting the nature
oi the German reply.
FvMenre Prevleoalr timbered.
Rvtoenae of en indlsnutsbte character
wss leathered by the Washington gov
er.tment prior to the sending of the note
of May 11 to prove that the Lusltanla
carried no guns, either mounted or us
mounted: that It carried no explosives
within the manning ef American statutes
and. that no British vessels have cleared
from. American ports for several months
cnrrylrg pruns of any . character.
The. British ambassador here Is pre
paring to transmit assurances from the
British government that the LuaUanla
was not armed and that It could not be
carried on the naval llsts aa an auxiliary
cruiser unless It were armed and com-missioned-
ThsTjnlted Slates, moreover,
holds thut the carrying of arms or am
munition or other contraband, or a few
unarmt-d Individuals who might be pros
pective soldiers,, does not destroy ths
rMfht under , Inisrnatluna! taw and hu
manity ,ef the belligerent merchantman
re, be vielted and searched before being
destroyed and the neutral er non-combatant
paesengers transferred to a placo
of . sVsty. . r
Peellws; ef Pessimism,
While t lie ct phi a-Ktelngy ef . the
fturouin reply 1. ewsitad with nun-h ittr
ter there as a feeling of pnsafmlsm
In many quarters, over the report d eva
sion of President Wilson's demands for
rtaratloe for the loss of more than 100
Amerluan lives and guarantees that sub
marine warfare would , be so conducted
In the near future as to safeguard Amer-
tcsn lives and vessels.
A grave, fa- tor has been added to the
situation .by the finding of the American
oommbislon appointed . by Ambassador
Psge, . that the American steamer Ne-
braakan was torpedovd without warning-
by a s'lbmarlne. In German quartnrs the
claim wss persistent that the vessel must
have struck a mine.
.Lieutenant John K. Towers, naval at
tache and, naval constructor; Lewi . B,
stcurlde.oT the Amorlcsn smhsssy and
Consul Washington at Liverpool have re
ported through Ambassador Page that
after a techalcal eVaminatlan or the ves
sel and on the testimony of the 'chief en
gineer of the Nebraskan that he saw the
eake of torpedo they had no 'doubt
that the ship was attacked by a sub-
marine. . . ..,..
Preamed to Be berrnia.
. Inasmuch ,ss submarines of ths ailisd
powers have not: attacked merchant men.
the presumption of officials Is similsr to
that reached after -an . Investigation- of
the attack on the Gulf light that Ger
man 'Submarine was responsible and an
Inquiry to the German' foreign ofTIi for
Its. report on the ease Is expected te go
forwsrd within a day or two. .''
The ' preponderance of evidence shew.
In an attack on the Nebraskan. after It
bs believed ths,t submarine attacks on
fessels would cease, at least while the
negotiations were In progress, admittedly
increased tne tension In relations with
Oermany. In German quarters It was
suggested that If the ship was attacked
by a German submarine the commander
may have been sway from hta baso too
long to learn of the new developments
and the precautions to he taken with re
spect to neutral ships. The fart that the
Nebraskan had hauled down Its flag at
dark was also mentioned as a possible
reason for suspecting thst It . was an
enemy vessel, although Captain Greene in
his affidavit declares the name of his
'onllnu-d on Vai Two Column Three.)
Day's War News
tloaat. Cempeaaatloa Is offered la
rases la wbtcb Oer ninny Is sbawa
. ta bare baea at faall, and ref r
eaee ta Tbe Hagrae of ellapated
'rases Is sncgestrd. Uermnay sets
ap tba assamptloas, aa a basts for
aestattatlons, tbat tba Lasltaala
'was' a' British' aaval aaslllary
ea erring mannted aana, as'wel as
troops and war ntanltlaas, sad
tbat It was a violation af Amer,
leaa law to early paaseaarera on It
ITALIAN CAMPAIGN Is developing;
toward tbe Aastrlaa rltlee af
Trent and Trieste. ,
ADYANCE OF THIS Al'STRIANS aad
(ermnas toward tba Hnllclaa fort
ress af Praemfsl, threatening- Its
Investment,' re-ssalna aarheeked
Tba eammoaleatlaa fraaa tba Ber.
In War efftae - yesterday stated
addltlaaal territory bad beaa eeoa.
pled and tbat determined attaeks
as taa nassiaas sal sees repalsea.
aa Rasslna regiment belar wlpad
Atlanta District Attorney Files
Asking for Clemency.
DECLARES NEGRO THE SLAYER
ATLANTA, Ga., May $0. While;
Foltcitor General Dorney, who profi-;
tuted Leo M. Frank for the murder
of Mary Thagan, in a letter to the j
Stste Prison commission, made pub-
, opposes commutation of I
i. . o. . r,. , ;
Tntted States District At:
torney Alexander filed with the com
mission a 25,000-word communica
tion in which he makes an appeal for
clemency to the condemned man.
ata Nrara the Slayer.
Mr. AWxeridcr acks to show by the
testimony of the rtsto's own witnesses
that James Conley, s ncsro how serving
sentence r on ncceHioi-y after the crime,
snd not Fr:ink, wss the slayer. He
nrguee that Cnnley'e ediMlss'on that he
wrote the "murder note" fovn-d beside
the body, raises the com luslon. The
whole question, he s.iyr, "reaolves itrclt
Into an Inquiry es to the truth of Con
ley's story," and he traces the evolution
of Cnnley's testimony, the l:an-res ho
made In tl snd the protmhls motive for
Two Honrs Not Toa Loans
"While Coiiley's account of his notions
and conversations with Frank after the
murder, occupied, acvoidintj o him. on'y
thirty-four minutes they could not hsve
occurred within two hours," says XIr.
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i poiivuur s-n"r-i in i is um.ht, viii -ii
. . . 1
wss In response to a notice from the
commission of the e-.ullng application, ,
sas that ho docs "not umlerMs-id tho
apfiitcntlon fnr e-nule rlemcm-v to iel
up any newly discovered evlderute or
other x ron mis not heretofore considered
and finally adjudlcsted by the arlotis
Judges of sll the eoAirts, state und fed
Letters In Frank's behalf also cxme to
dsy from Governor Hanna of North
Dakota. Senator Vardaman of Mlsi-taslppl
and Representatives GrestC ot Texas and
Chlpporfleld of Illinois.
Girl's Mother Protests.
Mrs, J. W. Coleman, mother of sfnry
Phssan, forwarded to the cominlfsinn to
night a letter protesting aaulti&t ecu
mutatfcm of Frank's sentence. "In this
matter I have no bitterness," she de
clared, "but feel thst the penalty the
law has imposed Is nut too severe."
A clemency petition signed by editors
ot about sixty loading newspapers and
mngnslnes woe rocclved today at Gov-
ernor Slaton's office -
fcntl.flon Aak Mere.
.NEW. VORK. ,5lay Sft. A petition with
suo.tKO signattires for the commutation
of the death aentence of Io M. Krank
ass ent,. Vt. thet Antl-Oeat-i 1 penalty
oommlttee of tbe Women's I'em e s
rlety ' to Governor John M. f-'laton of
Gcorsrta tnnlglit. . Miss Klberta K. Hhip
ley. chairman of . tho Iro M. .Trsuk pe
tition . connnitU'e. , sent .a letter to 'the
governor, recounting the, work, the. com
mittee hud done "in the cause of JuxtU'e
and humanity" nt'd requesting the com
mutation Of Franlfs sentence, . ,' ,
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Rate for Fremont
rnWMONT. Neb. Mny 3ft.-(Rpccl-U.
Art ordinance providing for 11.25 gas. a i Reding- to the wsr. ana tnereoy
reduction of 0 cents from the present v,,,1,r' h curdlnal prinolpale of Frae
rate, was introduced at the council meet- Monry exiresely forbidding sue),
Ing Friday evening snd given Its first '",t'," 'rman gmnd lodse hereby
leudlnt.. it Is ex-MCted that one or nvo "'' '"rmcr rlftlons with Italian
membera of tha council will maka a tight ,nt ",";h ce Mnsnnrv.
against the measure.. An ordinance reat- i - "ToaTd F- Masons In other hostile
Ing a new paving district to Include the I ,,,,J,, lhe Kmnii ,0"K, reaffirms the de
west end of Military avenue, tho thor-! vM"a a"optel st-an envller dato that all
oughfsre along which John . Fremont ' rrl-,lpnl ' v-"-o,, r(1 u;
passed when he took his famous march I I't,J"' from the outM--aR of hoetHltles.
across the country was psed at tt first I ,.JriTt c"
reading. This makes four new paving ! TABLE D HOTt MEAL5
districts created In, the last week. Over
two miles of new paving will be laid this
Police Officers ; ;
Her arms and tody; black: and- blue
from . a" terrible beating, and one wrist
badly cut by broken glaxs when she
attempted to escaiie ' from her home
through a window, Mrs.' B. F Haffnur,
1531 North Twentieth street, was found
by the police at the home of A. A. Mont
brland near Twentieth and Clark streets,
whence she fled from lier htisbsnd.
Offliors afterwards dragged Uaffner
from beneath a bed in his home, where
ho had previously barricaded himself and
threatened there who wanted to arrest
him. He Is being held In the county
CAN SHIP ALLIES SHELLS.
RULES JUDGE AT MILWAUKEE
MII.WAt.KFE, Win, May Jf.-Clreult
Judge Willlnm J. Turner, in a lengthy
ruling today, dismissed the action of
peneral Mamuel Pearson, In which ha
eoyght to restrain tho AUIs-Chslmers Co.,
Otto II. Fslk. and others, from manu
facturing hrapnel shells, which. It was
alleged, were being supplied to the allies.
Tho allegation that the war would eaase
If the shipment of shrspnel ahell la
stopped is only an expression of opin
ion, not susceptible of proof, and rannot
be made the basis of Judicial action, ac
cording to ths court.
STEAMER NEBRASKAN IS
PLACED IN THE DRYDOCK
LIVERPOOL. May SO. -The American
steamer Nebraskan was placed In div
dock yesterdsy at Ulrkenheai in the
presence of ths American nsvsl nt tache.
Lieutenant John H. Towers, British naval
officers and other experts. .
Tho vesiel showed a linre gsp forward
en the starboard side, twenty feet lone
and twelve feet deep at the bottom ot
the ship, which st this point had been
blown away. All the plates surrounding
this gsp were curved Inwsrd.
None of the officials woud say any
thing about the nature of the explosion.
IS CHASED BY A
P1 Star Steamship Escapes TJn-
I der water Pursuer Off the
South Coast of Ire
land.' CALL TO QTJEENST0WN
. . . ...
Three Messages Received at Port
DcscriDing experiences wim
CARRIED CAPTIVES ABOARD
Qt'EKNSTOWN. May 80. -The
White Star liner Megnntlc, with a
large number of prisoners from
Liverpool to Montreal, was chased by
a submarine off the south coast of
Ireland this morning, but escaped.
Considerable alarm was caused
here early this morning when an "8.
O. 8." call was received from tho
llnor, reporting that a submarine had
been etghted. The first message was
soon followed, however, by another
stating that the Megantln had out
distanced the nubmnrlpe snd that it
then was sixty miles southeast ot
Ijteir a third message Wss received
from the steamer's captain reporting that
. , . . k.. ui-
ho had evaded the submarine, that his
ship was well to the westward snd that
he wss proceeding on his voyage with all
on board well. .
Build Up the Turk
. Navy, Meets Death
CONSTANTISOI'LK. May St-fVln.
London.) lUi-kr.ain Pashu, an American
cltlsen, who was foimcrly rear admiral
In tht Turkish navy, died on May 17 after
several colc of ll'.nen. He Raves n
widow, hho Is now In the Turklrli capital.
l'u, kniuii I'astia. or Kanrford O. Ruck,
nant. brought the Turklnh anutirvl
cnilHrr Medlldleh from Phllartclth1'.
where It. wss built tor the suit-in et the f
Cramps khlpyird several years ago.
On arriving here lie was asked by Ab
dul Itamld, the predecessor ot the pres
ent Turkh sultan, to enter the Otto
men navel service. . lie became naval ad
viser ty ihe ftrmcr sultan and in thft
capnclrw he .:t-.rced with severs!
Important nit tons. .
li'lcknaiu wss Riven the ta-k of htilld-ii-.t
up lto ivvy of Tu IseV and 1 ts saM
he dlteclcd th expoiidlture of l,000,0OT
t sfldc for that purpose. Twice he
tto, l, e . 11(1 ot Abdul Ilsnild. second.
1 1 I"-
German Masons Break
; With Those of Foes
nhRLIN tVIa Lond.ml, M.iy 90. Tho
German grand lodtte of Tree Masons to
day adopted the following declaration:
"In view of tha attitude of the Italian
Free Masons., who, Inspired by Trench
sympathisers, took, part in t'' political
ARE .TABOOED IN BERLIN
. liF.ULlN, May KO-fVla London.) To
further prevent the waste of food, the
n.riin nutliriltlee have promulgated new
rulos for- i-'staAU-antB. . , .
' These , reBiilttlions . become effective
Jin.c, 1 und provide: .First, table d'hoto.
mrnU are u'oUhca; in urn ,
luJ older, v. Ill le filled. . fav.cond. tl,u.
, . ..ua..i.i,i.i nit, rt rtcte,T
- . ........... .- .nn.te-f
Use fir DiP.' . must vn n-niiw.,,'"",
lefs rfihst mrut snd more boiled meat -.
muht ! offered. Fourth, the use of fat
mad bo decreased. . Fifth, the use of
potatoes roust bo limited 'to the lowest
degree rosslhle, only boiled end fried po
tatoes may he served. Fourth, the po
ll,,, will Introduce new regulations tor
serving of in.ala and they will forbid
tho pt-eeen'-e In 'restaurants of neutral -nowapareie
hot friendly to Oermany-
KRUG PARK IS CONTINUING
ITS FORMER POPULARITY
-eek of the summer season
was ushered In yesterdsy at ths popular
Krug park. The floral portion of the
park bespeaks class and has registered
a .record in originality of arrangement.
Ths dance pavilion's Incresse In favor
has csused the matwigement to make a
provision In extra entrances and exits te
expedite the matter of properly handling
the great many who desire to indulge in
this form of entertainment. . The many
riding devices, including the eeaster.
Wonderland, frolic, Ferris wheel, car
rousal and roller rink, while making;
their bid for favor have on different oc
caslona been overwhelmingly swarmed
Cream Station Boms.
AVOCA. Neb., May 0.-tBpeclal.-I-lra
of unknown origin badly damaged the
building occupied by KImer Bmlth at
Punbar aa a cream station last Thursday
afu-rnoon. geveral other buildings were
saved by hard work. The damn to the
building will be about 2
FIHey t ommenc-rment.
FILLET, Neb., May . (Special.) The
eommrnieinerit exercises of the Fillry
High school were held In the opera house
here Isst night. Ths graduates were John
Uingery. John Miller, liasel King. Marie
I'rotsman, Fred While and Helen Parker.
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