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OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 7, 11 TWETAT, PAGES.
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SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS.
GATHER TO SEE
.Entire Community Turns Out to
Pay Homage to Last of the
Great Commanders of the
I ALL BUSINESS AT STANDSTILL
Wheels of Commerce Stop in Coun
cil Bluffs During Time of
MOURNED BY ENTIRE NATION
Council Bluffs paused yesterday
and paid silent tribute to the mem- j
ory of General Grenville M. Dodge. '
All business and social functions
were suspended during the afternoon I
and thousands of persons stood In !
the chill winter air as living walls
between which the cortege passed.
When the artillery caisson bearing
the casket reached the cemetery the
last automobiles were being loaded
at the Dodge residence, more than
two miles away. For the greater
part of the distance both sides of the
streets traversed were lined with
When the cortege arrived at the
cemetery thousands of persons had
gathered there. Guards kept open
the route in the cemetery and pre
vented massing around the grave.
There was no confusion. It was a
military funeral and all moved with
military precision. All of the major
details had been planned by General
Dodge himself and there was no de
viation. Brigadier General Lincoln
of Governor Clarke's staff and com
mander of the Iowa militia, said it
was undoubtedly the largest funeral,
witnessed by the largest number of
people, ever held In Iowa.
IHatlnKuished Mm Here.
In the line of carriages and automobile.
more than two miles long, were vehicle
bearing: many distinguished men. Be-
sides Governor CJarke and Ms staff and
members of the state's official family
were Judge Deemer and other members
of the supremo court. Judge Wade of the
federal court, Attorney General Cosson,
George Newman, representing the Na- i objection to Its adoption and moved It bo
tlonal Grand Army of the Republic, panned. ,
Washington; M. J. Morris of New York,) Senator Fall, in opening the promised
representing tne Iowa society founded republican attack on the administration's
there by General Dodge; H. J, S. Howe, J Mexican policy, said that former prci
representlng the Norwich university, j dents hsd taken congress Into their con
where General Dodge received his col- j fldence when considering recognition of
lege training; K. H. Harlan. Des Moines, I foreign governments. The last communl
representlng the Iowa Historical society; I cation ffom President Wilson, he con-
members of the Nebraska supreme court.
General Manager Mohler and all.of the
chief officials of the TTmon Pacific head
quarters and many others prominent In.
the affair of Iowa ana Nebraska. In
addition to these hundreds of citizens of
Council Bluffs and Oman a.
A great nuirber of children came to
catch a glimpse of the cortege, and hun
dreds of others who went to the resi
dence filed past the casket. One of the
many beautiful trait of the character
of General Dodge wa hi love of chil
dren, ana me cmiaren lovea miu.
one was denied admission to the Dodge
mansion. The door opened silently at
the sound of little feet pattering up the
sidewalk from the street and across the
veranda. The cortege passed the high
school, the Pierce street and Oak street
schools, and hundred of children
thronged the open window a the long
General Planned Service.
The services art the residence began
at 1 o'clock. The character of the cere
mony to be followed, the hymn to be
sung, and the singer were all designated
by General Dodge. Rev. Dr. A. G. A. Bux
ton, rector of St. Paul's church,
rendered the beautiful rltuai of the Epis
copal church and recited Tennyson' Im
mortal last poem, "Crossing the Bar,"
which General Dodge bad asked for,
and Rev. Dr. J. T. Jones, pastor of the I
First Congregational church, gave the j
eulogy. Both clergmen evinced deep feel- J
ing, and the beautiful F.plscopal service j
(Continued on Page Five, Column One.) i
Forecast till 7 p. m. Friday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vici
nityUnsettled, with probably snow; ris
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
6 a. m
6 a. m
7 a. m
8 a. m
10 a. m
11 a. m
1 p. m
2 p. in
3 p. in
S p. m
7 p. in
S p. in..
I'nnnarallvt Local Reciird
11 Mi 1911 1911
Highest yesterday .... 21 37 44 2
lowest yesterday .... i ii - j
&?plto"".:: 0 m "0 .Si
Temieralura and precipitation depart-1
ures from tiie normal: j
Normal temperature 21
Deficiency for the day '....10
Deficiency since March 1. 1915 31
.Normal precipitation - in. n
Deficiency since March 1, 1116.. 27. 4 1 Inches
Deficiency since March 1.... 1 94 Inches
Deficiency cor. period, 1914.... 3.36 Inches
Deficiency cor. period, 1913.... Ml Inches
Hrorts from Station at T P. M.
Station and State
Oheyenne. clear . .
Temp. High- Raln-
7 p. in. ttiL fall
lenv-r. clear . .j
!ea Moines, cloudy
I indue f 'ty, clear
JUpid city, clear
Hifiklan, partly cloudy.
Moiix ity, clfar
T hirii.Ktvx trace of precipitation.
I iui'ttM 1low scro.
1 A. WEiJSH. laical Forecaster.
MOBILE ITALIAN AUTO BATTERIES READY FOR ACTION The Italians have found
these long-range guns mounted on auto trucks of immense value in the campaign against the
Austrians. A battery as here pictured can be moved from place to place with greater rapid
ity than a company of infantry can march.
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Wilson Asked to Give Information
on Which He Based Recogni
tion of Carranza.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Senator
Martine's resolution asking the pres
ident to set aside a day as Jewish
relief day for Jewish war sufferers
was adopted today after Chairman
Stone of the foreign relations com
mittee had said that while he ap
proved such a cause in relation to
the Poles and Jews, whom, he paid,
were without a government of their
, own. he hoped it would not extend to
f any of the organized nations.
j WASHINGTON, Jan. .-Senator Fairs
solution calling upon President Wilson
, for information unon which he had based
recognition of the Carrama government
In Mexico, was agreed to unanimously
today by the senate. Chairman Stone oT
the foreign relations committee saw no
I Unued, was a message April . 1914, In
j which the president said there was no
governmejit'ln Mextco.' Now the senate
was aakci to confirm the nolmnatlon of
Henry leather Fletcher a ambassador
Senator Fall declared:
"I have never known of a time before
when any president has dared Ignore the
congress of the United .Slates. It has
been Ignored by the present occupant of
the White House.
Senator lxdge urged adoption of the
"Is our ambassador," he asked, "to go
to Mexico City, where Carrang has not
gone, or will he follow the flitting camp
of the first chief wherever it goes? Re
cently,, not only In Mexico, but elsewhere,
our government has adopted a plan of
dealing through furtive agents of a per
"I think It ofobably desirable, however,
that we have a leeogntzed ambassador in
Mexico to look after the Americana who
remain unmurdered thjere and fragments
of property that are left, but I think we
should be informed officially by the presi
dent regarding the government to which
he is to be assigned."
Senator John Sharp Williams In the
course of the debate asserted the right of
self-government was inseparable from
the "right of self-misgovernment."
"Mexican affairs cannot be settled by
spasmodlo Interference, he said, "and
If you try to do It by annexation you'll
tail. Tou cannot make a Mexican self
governing by any amount of Interfer
ence." tall It Treasonable.
! Reverting to yesterday's discussion of
I the shipment of munitions of' war 8en
I ator Williams declared the doctrine of
permitting the sale of firearm was es
tablished when he doctrine of noninter
ference with other nation was born, and
denounced as treasonable those who
charge that the sale of ammunition U
countenanced only by those who seek
profit from It
l He declared for an Immediate policy of
j preparedness to save the United .States
from European bullying If not actual
I attack at the cloas of the European war.
! "The theory that Europe will be too ex
hausted to attack after the war Is false
: said he. "One European power already
i believes that we have made ourselves the
I allies of the other belligerent. Unless
! we have an army and navy that will
make them doubt that they can control
arter tne r will come the bullying.
; If we are wise and patient enough to
,tand the bullying It will be all right.
but the American people are not that
L'nnnih I in nvi HknniJ
A 1 CUUU UlUCi UllClOCU
By a Submarine
PARIS. Jan. 6. A Itava dispatch from
Marseille says th French steamship
Karnak, wltb a large number of passen
gers on board, ha arrived from Alex
andria and Malta, having been pursued
for several hour on Monday evening by
a submarine. Captain Dancelln of the
Karnak ordered that hi vessel be sent
ahead at full speed a soon as th sub-
! murine was observed and to follow a xlg
sag course. The passengers ahpt all
I . Uil in Hie saloon, after putting on life
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OMAHA GOOD SITE
FOR ARMY SCHOOL
Congressman Shallenberger Says
He Will Urge Location Here
if Choice is Made.
ALSO FINE FOR AN ARSENAL
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Before the military af
fairs committee of the house of rep
resentatives, of which ex-Governor
Sballenberger Is a member and
chairman of the subcommittee deal
ing with arsenals, barracks and
grounds, the departmental bill for
the increase of the army was under
consideration today. While the bill
In its general provisions was under
discussion two propositions came up
for extended consideration, namely
the need of schools other than West
Point for the training of young of
ficers and the location or arsenals
and storage depots other than those
Representative Shallenherger, who took
the liveliest positive Interest In upbuild
ing the militia when governor pf Ne
braska,, said .: to ..The . J3ce ...porreBpondent
"Omaha la most splendidly located for
a school patterned after, and along; the
lines of West Point, and should the
bill now under consideration become a
law, I would certainly favor the loca
tion of a military school In the metropolis
of my state.
"Fort Omaha is Ideally located for a
school of military instruction, suoh as
the committee 1 now considering. It
has a geographical location that Is splen
did, and Is reached by a network of rail
roads of the very first Importance.
"But there 1 another subject receiving
tho very serious consideration of the
committee and that la the establishment
of government arsenal and armor plate
manufactories where war munition could
be made more economically than by pri
"Outside of Rock Island our arsenals
and storage depots for war munitions are
located on our two seaboards and, there
fore, easy of access to invader from
either ocean. Omaha, for the ara reason
that applies to the location of a military
school at that point, la equally well sit
uated for an arsenal or a great supply
depot and if the government is going to
create additional schools for the training
of young offloer or is going to erect ad
ditional arsenal for the manufacture of
the munition of war, I shall Insist that
Omaha Is an Ideal location for either
Plank is Declared
Only a Suggestion
L1TTL.E ROCK. Ark., Jan. 6.-Dele-gatea
to the democratic national conven
tion do not have to run in state pri
maries, but must be elected by the state
convention of the party, .according to
a statement issued here today by W. F.
McCombs, national democratic committee
Mr. McComb's explanation was given
In view of the fact that the Arkansas
committee had declared that delegate
must seek nomination In primary, and be
cause he said he understood that a doxen
other states were contemplating similar
"The plank adopted at the democratic
convention In Baltimore was a suggestion
and is not mandatory," said Mr. Mc
Combs. Roosevelt Will
Visit West Indies
NEW YORK, Jan. 6. Announcement
that Colonel Theodore Roosevelt will start
on February 16 on a trip to the West In
dies, from which he will not return until
April 1. was mad today. II will be ac
companied by Mrs. Roosevelt. Colonel
Roosevelt will speak In Philadelphia be
fore the National Americanlxation com
mittee on January 20, but has cancelled
bis speaking engagement In Chicago be
fore the Illinois progressive on Feb
BULGARIA VOTES HUNDRED
MILLION WAR CREDIT
LONDON', Jan. . A war credit of
llOu.ouu.OOO was enthusiastically approved
by the Bulgarian Parliament, says a dls
l.atcli to the Times from Salonikl. AT
ctlrn of the oppcuiilon vuUd with the
RIVER BOAT SINKS:
EIGHT UYES LOST
Packet Kanawha Tears Hole in Side
Near Parkersburg and Drifts
FOUR WOMEN AMONG VICTIMS
PARKERSBURG, V. Va., Jan. 6.
Captain Brady M. Berry of the
steamer Kanawha, which was
wrecked last night in the Ohio river,
estimated this afternoon that the loss
of life in the pinking would be
River men now place the list of
missing at eighteen.
The bodies of Mrs. Anna Campbell, a
negress, of Pomeroy, O., and Mrs, Fiti
patrlck of Belleville, O., are reported
washed ashore at New Knglanri, V. Va.
OALLIPOLIS, O., Jan. 6. It was
reported here today that eight lives
uern lost when th Hvpr narket I
Kanawha sank below Parkersburg,
W. Va., last night. Those drowning
were said to Include Stewards Lloyd
Gee and Purser Bert Wolfe of this
city, a watchman and five passen
gers. Including four women -and a
child," Vbose "name J npuld'not be
learned here today. Government in
spectors In thin district plan to Inves
tigate tho disaster.
PARKERSBURG, W. Va., Jan. .
Captain Brady M. Berry and sixty-two
of the steamer Kanawha, which sank
in the Ohio river at Dam No. 1 last
night, arrived here early today on a
special train sent out by the Baltimore A.
Ohio Railroad company to pick up the
survivor, scattered along four mile of
river front on the West Virginia aide.
Captain Berry said that while ha saw
no one in the water and did not know
that any had been lost, he felt there had
been fatalities and waa watting for day
light to return to the scene of the dis
aster when a thorough search would be
made on the West Virginia and Ohio
shores of the river.
The Kanawha had made the landing
at Little Hocking, O., and waa proceeding
down stream when the pier was struck,
tearing a big bola in the aide of the
vessel. The boat continued dowh the
river for soma distance before It sank,
and then It turned over on Its side and
floated as far as Lamp' Landing, five
mile below. The boat went down In
three minute after It started to sink, ac
cording to tbe captain.
Th passenger liat of the Kanawha waa
made up principally of West Virginia and
Ohio produce men.
Among other not accounted for are:
Mr. K. C. Atkinson. Racine, O.; Lloyd
Uee, a steward; Art Heaver, a watch
man; A. D. Hoblltaell, Washington, 1.
C, and Bert Wolf.
Two Killed in Auto
Wreck in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. Jan. 6.-Charle
L Jones, vice president of the Falk com
pany, and his son, Csry, 15, were killed
today when their automobile plundged
through the railing of . the Lafayette
bridge near McKlnley beach. The ma
chine dropped forty . feet. Mr. Jones
tried to avoid another
mis Is blamed for the accident.
HILLES SAYS ARRANGEMENTS ! woman robber her of the affections of
rnMMITTFF Will lirrr 'ir- Armour, who ii i trvelni man, and
ly UM Ml I EC WILL. Witt I .who is aliened t have become infatuated
i with th Mllbank woman after her met
NEW YOItK, Jan. . -Charles D. Hilles. her while on a business trip to Mllbank.
chairman of '.he republican national eom-iMr. Armour aeeks to recover heavy
mittee, announced today that the commit-' da nutges for the alienation of her hus
tee on arrangements for the national con- j band's affections.
vention st Chicago will meet In that cl'yj At the first tr ol of the case, which
on Monday. January 21. The members ' i"oli place last year, the Jury, after be
Include Ilalfh Williams, Oregon, and John ' n ut but little more than twenty
T. Adams, lows.
A Busy Year.
Keep Abreast of
DILL; LABOR MEN
! Conscription Measure Passes First '
! Reading in House of Commons j
, by Vote of Nearly Four
THREE QUIT THE GOVERNMENT
Aithur Henderson. William Brace
i and George H, Roberts Re
sign fiom Cabinet. ,
OUTCOME OF UNION MEETING
HI I I.KTI .
LONDON, Jnn. (5. --The co.morlp
llon bill passed the first irad ns in
the Houpc of Commons tonight by
vote of 4 03 to 1 or.
LONDON, Jan. . --Arthur Hen
derson, president of I he Tloard of'
Education and lender of the labor!
i party in the House of Commons; '
! William Brace, parliamentary under
' secretary for home affairs, and
; George H. Roberta, lord commls
I sloner of the treasury, also labor
party leaders, have resigned from the
The resignations of Mr. Henderson, Mr,
Rrnce and Mr. Roberts were the direct
outcome of the labor congress held today,
which was followed by a two-hour con
ference among the parliamentary labor
At the close of the latter conference
the announcement was made of the with
drawal of the three labor members In
the coalition ministry.
It In understood that Mr. Henderson
will take an early opportunity to explain
his position to the House of Commons,
probably at next Tuesday's session.
There are now four vnrnnele In the
coalition ministry. Including that caused
by the resignation of Kir John A. Simon,
the home secretary. Gossip already la
busy over tho probable successors of the
Vienna Denies Story
Of Russ Occupation
Of Czernowitz Forts
BRRL1N, Jan. 6. (By vv'lreless to Bay
ville.) A denial of news agency dls.
patches from Petrograd reporting that
the Austro-Hungarlans had evacuated
Csernowltg and of ,the Russian official
claim to ad floe ncir that elty, I made
by the offlifl press bureau In Vienna,
the Overseas New agency announced
today. It statement says:
"News agency reports from Petrograd
state that the Austro-Hungarlans evacu
ated Csernowlta, as the Russians bad
occupied heights dominating that city.
Vienna press headquarters states that
this report Is an invention, a Is clearly,
demonstrate! by the Austro-Hungarlans'
headquarters report of Januaiy S.
"Vienna further states that the Rus
sians have not advanced beyond the
position which they have accupled fori
month on the frontier east of Ciernowlts!
o that the Russian headquarted report ;
of January S, which tellj of a continuous !
Russian advance I untrue,"
A French hand grenade attack against
the German Mnex northeast of Le Mesnll )
was easily repulsed, German army head-!
quartera announced today. Allied artil
lery has been uninterruptedly shelling the
Important town of Lena, northeast of )
It Is announced that an allied aircraft i
a rt..i m-itm.A .... 1
no' un,u .'null iniiinti xnt limn I
a tors shot down the British aeroplanes.
One of the machines was brought down
by Lieutenant Poelke, this being the sev
I enth aeroplane that he ha succeeded In
j disabling. There have been artillery duels
j at several place.
; On th Rlga-Dvlnak front in Russia a
German reconnaiterlng detachment south
j of Jacobstadt withdrew before a superior j
! Russian force, the statement says. i
In Volhynla the Germans dislodged the
defenders of an advanced Russian post
tirn, the statement declared.
Not Worth Sum
Allowed, Rules Court
KIOl'X FALLS, 8. 1).. Jan. 8.(Hpedal.)
Good progress Is being made In the
work of Introd jrlng testimony in the
United States court, In the second trial
of the damage suit of Mrs. Clara T. Ar
mour of Cherokee. la., against Mrs.
j Mabel K. McUownn. a widow, of Mil-
bank. S. I)
j minutes, returned a verdi.-t awarding the
low woman a judgment of $a,00 agalnat
Mrs. Mi tlowan. Judge Klll.itt of the fed-
!"' toun, aner arguments on a motion
for a new trial made by the defendant,
granted a second Irian on the ground
that the amount of damage awarded at
tliv first trial was excessive.
Those on the Persia
Unaccounted for 336
I.O.VDO.V, Ja.i. . An announcement
nade tonight by the Peninsular and
Oriental Stesmnnlp company say that the
number of persona on board the steamer
I'ersia who have not been accounted for
ugRiegate 33Q. (if these lis were passen
hvi and -II members ut the crew.
OF LOST FIGHT
Ian Hamilton, in Complete Report
on Operations on Peninsula, De
scribe Slacjhter of Un
tried British Troops.
THEY SUFFERED FROM THIRST
Stcry of Struggle of Inexperienced
Men und Generals Against
SOLDIERS CHOKE THEIR FOES '
LONDON, .Ian. 11. General Ian
Hamilton's report on the British op
crat'ons on the Galllpolt peninsula
was published In the tiffidal Ga
Kflle tonluht. It tells tli, story of
the fighting on the penu.sula from
(he boalnnlnR of May to the middle
The Suxla hay landing failed to
accomplish Its object, the report
shows, partly because the force con
sisted largely of untrained troops
under generals inexperienced in the
new warfare, and partly through the
failure of the water supply. The
sufferings of tbe troops for lack of
water make painful reading.
Throws Light on Laadlnc
Probably no more Important contribu
tion to the history of the present war
yet has been made. The report throws
light on the great landing at Ansae rove
and Suvla bay August 7, which has been
the subject of strong sttaeks upon the
military administration of tho govern
ment, the whole operations requiring the
combined action of the army and th
The handling of the masses of troop
within a limited area probably was the
.most complicated ever undertaken, and
the military men are surprised thst some
Important details failed to work out as
Oeneral Hamilton bestows the highest
possible praise upon the bravery of the
men. ne believes that after the middle
of August the Turks outnumbered the
British and had plenty of fresh soldiers
and munitions, while the British gov
ernment was unable to furnish him with
the reinforcements he wanted.
The general strongly opposed the aban
donment of any of the bases held by the
Sabmltterf to Kitchener.
General Hamilton report which w
submitted to Field Marshal Earl Kitch
ener, secretary of state for war, carries
th story of the Dardanelles operations
up to mld-Octobnr, when be relinquished;
his command. Concerning hi retirement
General Hamilton reports:
"On October 11 your lordship cabled
asking me for an estimate of th losses
which", would be Involved In the evacua
tion of the peninsula. I replied In term
showing that such a step waa to me un
thinkable. On October IS I received a
cable recalling me to London for the rea
son, as I waa Informed by your lordship
on my arrival, that his majesty's gov
ernment desired fresh, unbiased opinion
from a responsible commander upon the
question of early evacuation."
The most stirring passages of the doc
ument describe the Ill-fated landing at
Suvla Bay and Ansao early In August for
securing command of the height on the
middle of the peninsula and cutting off
from their base the Turkish forces at
the lower extremity where the entente
allied army made their first landing.
Climax at Daybreak.
This operation began on Augusts. The
climax wss reported at daybreak on the
10th, when the Turk mado a grand at
tack from the summit of Chunnuk Balr
hill upon a short front held by two bat
talions of the Sixth North Lancashire
(Continued on Page Two, Column Four.)
Fake Gamblers Get
$175,000 from Six
Men at St. Louis
NT. LOCI 8, Mo.. Jan. S. The slaattnent
that six citizens of Ht. Louis were
swindle by a fako gambling syndicate
and that their losses would approximate
1176,000, was made today by a New Yo:k
detective who has been working here
In connection with the case. Four men
said to be connected with the alleged
fraudulent scheme were arrested In Now
York yesterday and one was arrested in
According to the evidence secured by
the police, the victims were led to be
lieve that by cheating at faro they could
make a fortune. The victims were taken
to ,.ew York where they were conducted
to an establishment said to be run by
an old man, who had gambling houses In
New York, Chicago, Kan Francisco and
Havana. The dealer was the son of the
owner, the victims were told, and he was
willing to defraud his father because the
old man had disinherited the son.
Only one alleged Ht. Ixiula victim Is
known to the police, who are looking for
the other five. Henry Gallant, a pawn
broker, the police said, has admitted the
loss of STO.OuO-
WILSON WILL CONSIDER -ENDORSEMENTS
WASHINGTON, Jan. (.-President Wil
son told callers today that before ap.
pointing a successor to the late Supreme
Court Justice laniar he would thoroughly
canvass the situation.
Senator Newlanda of Nevada, told the
president he thought if the president de
sired to appoint a democrat, Secretary
ian should be selected and that other
wise former President Taft should be
Mr. Taft has been Indorsed In many
nieasage received at th Whit House.
Oat for Senate.
CARSON, Nev.. Jan. 6,-Frank Nor
croas, chief Justice of the state supra me
court, announced hi candidacy today for
the repulblcan nomination for United
States senator Xroxa Nevada
ON SINKING OF
Ambassador Penfield Says He Has
Had No Reply to the Re
quest Made for Information.
FEW REAL FACTS KNOWN
Affadavits Gathered at Alexandria
Throw No Light on Cause of
AMERICAN MISSIONARY IS LOST
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Ambassa
dor Penfield cabled today that he had
presented Informally to the Vienna
foreign office the American govern
ment's request for any Information
on the destruction of the British liner
Persia and at the time of filing his
dispatch had received no reply.
American Consul Qarrels at Alex
andria reported that the affidavits be
has gathered from the Persia gave no
more proofs that a submarine tor
pedoed the liner, or regarding Its na
tionality, than were contained In his
No Torpedo I Keen.
Ambassador Penfield wss Instructed to
ask the Austrian government Informally
for any Information It might have on the
Persia which would help the American
government decide how the liner waa
destroyed. Consul Garrel was Instructed
to get affidavits for the same purpose.
Bo far the only actual statement tend
ing to prove that the ship waa torpedoed ,
came from one of the officers of the ship,
who said he saw what he thought waa
the wake of a torpedo. No submarine ,
was seen at any time.
Absence of further definite advices la
holding the situation, so far a any ac
tion of the United State is concerned, at .
atone Talks with Wllsoa.
Chairman Stone of the foreign relations ,
committee discussed the situation with
the president today and talked of other
questions expected to com up at a meet- ,
Ing of the committee tomorrow, par
ticularly Senator Fall's resolution for In- ,
formation on the recognition of the Car
ransa government and Information on the
The president told Senator Stone no
additional information of importance had
been received on the Persia Incident and ,
expressed tbe hope that until the gov-,
ernment had formulated '. policy there
be as little dlaouailon as ,.nlble in th 1
State of ArsaelT'shlp?"
A memorandum defining the general
status of armed merchant vessels visit-
ing American ports was Issued by Beo- ',
retary Lansing in September, 1914, when
complaint was made by the BrltUh gov-
ernment that merchant vessels, with of- ,
fenslve armament, were escaping from '
ports of this country and South America,
to prey upon British commerce. Tho
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two
Back of Czernowitz !
Are On Defensive
LONDON, Jan. S.-The Times learns
from Its Petrograd correspondent that
the Russians have pierced the enemy's
position in the Immediate vicinity of
Caemowlts, compelling their opponents
to fall bak to their secondary line and'
definitely assume the defensive. Tbe dis
patch, dated Wednesday, say that the
enemy' losse have been enormous In
these engagement and also in the neigh
borhood of Csartorysk, where he wan
pressed back westward for several miles.
SOUTH DAKOTA EDITORS
WILL MEET AT HURON
HURON, fl. D Jan. .-(SpeclaL)-Tho
State Press association will meet In
I Huron Thursday and Friday, January 11
land 14, In Its annual midwinter meeting.
Mr. Halladay, secretary of the assocla
, Hon, has planned a very interesting and
instructive program. While In Huron tho
editor are to be the guest of the Com-
merclal club at a banquet given at tho
( Royal hotel Thursday evening. Due to
the central location and excellent rail
road facilities the executive officers "of
the association feel confident that thin
i will be one of the largest midwinter
' meetings in the history of the organiza
The Day's War Neves
HI BRIAN PHKIISl'KE on the A.-
trlan line from Volhynla sooth,
ward to Bakowlna coatlaoes
heavr anal official report Irons
both aide Indicate that th fight
Ina In of a desperate and aa
HKPOHTS ' OF KV A I'ATION at
t irmowlli br the Anatrlan Bit.
not been roaflrnied, Petrograd of-,
flclal advice today oaly claim-)
lag that the Kaaalan hare eom-
pelted tho elty's defenders to fall
back to their secondary line.
PRtCNt'H ARK POINDING heavtlri
on the German I reaches la the
a nampaane ana Between boimoii.
naa Hhelm and claim to hare la.l
flirted notable damage by thei
BILUARI1 HAS APPROPRIATE!'
100,000,000 for war pur , a
Balonlkl dlapatrh atate.
AT WASHINGTON tho aeaat com.
mltteo on foreign relatloa will!
meet tomorrow to consider tho ln
AT A CON FK HUNCH to be held In:
boasss today British laborlawi
men will determine the attltade ofj
pais Ion. i
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