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'Soldiers Kidnaped While Bathing
in River Are Found by Car
rana Troops and
Officers Who Headed Searching
Party Charjred with Making
Incursion Into Mexico.
BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Jan. 27.
PrtvilM William C Wheelor and
uiggo 1'eaerson or uauery u, rourtn
Field artillery, who were klpnaped
late yesterday by Mexican bandits
and taken south from the border,
were rescued by Carransa soldiers
end brought to Matamoros today,
crossing the International bridge into
the United States at 11 o'clock. They
were turned over to American au
thorities dressed in Mexican clothes.
American Officers Arrested.
Lieutenant John K. Mort, commanding
Battery D of Fourth field artillery, with
Second Lieutenant Bernard R. Peyton
and Albert W. Waldron. were placed
under arrest today by Captain Walter
S. MoBroom, Twenty-eighth lnfantrv.
and charged with making- an incursion
into Mexico with fourteen private.
These soldiers swam the Rio Grande
last night, under the protection of gun
fire from the American side. In attempt
ing to make a search for Privates
Wheeler and Pederson, who were kid
naped by Mexicans, and of whom they
found no trace.
The bodies of the four soldiers who
were drowned. Sergeant Owen L. Cle
ments, Corporal F. V. Ring, Privates
ferny A. Rhode and Charles D. Wilton-
best, had not been recovered at noon.
but those searching for the corpses ex
pected to find them before dark. Par
ties are searching the river between
here and Progresso, Mtex.
There are no boats available at the
point of crossing. The officers and men
swam - the river, carrying only pistols
and cartridge belts. So far as learned
today they were not molested while in
the search of bodies on the Mexican side,
but on their return to the American side
were fired on several times from the
Fanaton Reports lacldeat.
WASHINQTOIr, Jan. tf.-Major den-
era! Funston reported to the War de
partment today the drowning of four and
the capture of two American soldiers
near, Brownsville, Tex,, yesterday. Ills
dispatch, dated yesterday, - contained a
report by Major Anderson, commander of
the Twelfth cavalry, which says:
"I have directed Colonel Plummer,
Twentyeighth infantry, to send one of
his field officers to Investigate. Mr.
Oarxa, Mexican consul, has been Informed
of exact contents of Major Anderson's
telegram and of arrest of three officers
concerned. He has gone to Matamoros
to Inform commanding general there and
ask that Immediate search be made for
Privates Wheeler and Pederson. The
Mexicans on other side were not in uni
War. . department records show that
Clements came from Kays Mills, Oa.
Michael F. Ring, incorrectly transmitted
as King, came from New York City;
Rohde from Cherry Creek, N. Y.i Rest
from Portland, Ore.; Wheeler from East
Boston, Mass., and . Vlggo Pedersen, in'
correctly transmitted as Blggo Pederson,
from Chicago.
It was indicated at the State depart
ment today that for American troops
under arms to cross the1 Mexican border,
even in pursuit of bandits who may have
committed an illegal act. might be con
sidered a hostile- act.
Floods Drive 500
Families from Homes
t.i'ptt.w ROCK. Jan. W. Five nun
dred families at and near Watson, Deaua
1 county, Arkansas, have been driven from
their homes by floods according to
message received by Governor George W.
Hiya, this morning, requesting- aid. Wat
son is in the southeastern part of the
state on a bayou that empties Into the
The Weather
fnni till T n .m Friday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Unsettled and continued com.
Tempo ratare
UMk Vcsterday
Hours. Deg.
a. m
6 a. m
T a. m
8 a. m 5
9 a. m S
10 a. m 3
11 a. ro 3
12 m 3
1 p. m
J p. m
3 p. m 0
4 p. m..
S p. m t
p. m 1
7 p. m I
8 p. m
Loral Record
11. ISIS. 1!14. 131
JilRheitt yesterday
3 5 4S irfl
1owent yesterday 5 10 35
Mean temperature 2 2 fi
Precipitation 20 .11 T
Temterature and precipitation depar
toixs from the normal:
Normal teinpuratuie tl
Delii-inncy for the day U
ToU.1 dviicirncy since March 1 I'M
inial irucu.utioii 02 inch
Kxcexs for the day 18 Inch
Total rainfall since March I..28.W incites
leficlem y since March 1 98 inch
leftctency for cor. period, 1S14. X.8 Inches
I 'eti lency for cor. period, 1S13. fi.aa Inches
Hepurla from flatloas at T P. M.
Station and Stale Temp. High- Rain-
of eatnri . 1 p. m.
'heyenne, now
Pavenport, cloudy )
itenver. aoow 4
I ea Moines, clear 4
lMde City, cloudy Jo
North Platte, clear 4
in ha. clear 2
Karld rity. p't cloudy. 14
htieridan, cloudy IS
Sioux I'ity, clear S
Vali mine, part cloudy..
est. fusl.
52 T
10 .01
14 .41
14 .
2 .a
14 .0
14 .'
4 .14
' i' tiioicaiea trace of precipitation.
indicate l-elow sero.
U A. WtLfll, Local Forecaster.
Added to List of Vice Presidents
When Cattle Association
Elects Officers.
EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 2". Chey
enne, Wyo., was selected unajti-
moufily for the 1917 convention.
EL PASO. Tex., Jan. 27. Dwight
B. Heard of Phoenix, Arts., was re
elected president of the American
National Live Stock association at
the concluding session ot the nine
teenth annual convention here to
day. All other present officers were
re-elected, and the name of E. L.
Burke of Omaha was added to the
Hat of second vice presidents.
EL. PASO. Tex., Jan. ST. The American
National Live Ptcck association adopted
a resolution today calling upon the national-congress
end the legislatures of
the various states to enact laws to break
up the alleged monopoly maintained by
packers upon production and marketing
by means of ownership of stock yards
and control over tanneries, canneries and
The resolution also suggests that lm-
Tiprisonment be prescribed as punishment
for a violation of the Proposed laws In
stead ot fines.
Other resolutions adopted urge the es
tablishment of a rural credits system and
calls for the removal of restrictions and
taxes upon production and sale of oleo
margarine. General John J. Pershing, commanding
the Eighth United States Infantry bri
gade, addressed the convention on pre
paredness. Officers will be elected late
Mother Braves
Flames to. Save
Young Children
Mrs. Lillian Edwards, 800 South Eight
eenth street, last night braved the flames
caused by an explosion of a kerosene
lamp in order to save her four . young
children from being burned.
At. ;r she had thrown the biasing lamp
out of doors and had extinguished the
fire she found her arms painfully burned
and her coltbing scorched.
The lamp was on a table In the dining
room when It exploded, soon after the
evening meal had been eaten by the
family. Biasing oil was thrown on the
carpet and flames sprang up in the
midst of the little circle of children.
I didn't hink I had he nerve to do.
It." said Mrs. Kdwards, True I Know 1
had to in order to save the children
frtai burning to death. Bo 1 Just ran in
and took the lamp and threw It out ot
doors. Then I put out he fire."
Mrs. Edwards' children are aged I, 8,
6 and 10 years.
Lobeck Guest of .
. McAdoo at Dinner
WASHINGTON. Jan. ZJ.-Secretary
McAdoo gave another of his get-together"
dinners last nlffht. entertaining
a number of members of the house, with
whom he discussed the administration's
executive program. His guests included:
Representatives Phelan. Massachusetts;
McKellar. Tennessee; Raker ana Kett-
ner, California; uoian, , misaouni wiro-
mus, Michigan; Heriin, Alabama; Keat
ing. Colorado; Webb, North Caroline;
Lobeck. Nebraska, and Taggart, Kansas.
Years' Work Before
British Prize Court
BERLIN, Jan. 27. (By Wireless to Say-
ville.) Reports from Dutch sources . say
"..hat the number of undecided cases now
before the Brtlsh prise courts Is so great
that if peace were concluded at th pres
ene time the courta would b occupld for
two years.
From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.-Speclal Tele
gram.) Representative jLobeck was In
formed today that the claims of Indi
viduals In Omaha and elsewhere under
the Omaha and Wyoming Oil company
had been allowed by the (Interior depart
ment, the delay being due to the Inability
of the department In making up Its mind
whether the holdings claimed were Indi
vidual in charcaer or came within cor
poration restrictions.
Mr. Lobeck kept urging upon the de
partment that the mineral entries were
Individual in character and not of cor
poration leadings and finally Secretary
Lane came to the congressman's way of
Omaha people are very greatly Inter
ested In this decision snd may be partici
pants in a new oil field in the carbon
region of Wyoming.
General Wood Opposes Wilson's
Scheme for a
WASHINGTON. Jan. J7.-The United
States army la so short of officers and
men. Major General Leonard Wood,
commander of the Department of the
East, today told the house military com
mittee, that were It ordered to invade
Mexico at the present time Infantry, cav
alry and artillery would take the field
at less than half their full strength. The
standing army, he continued should con
sist of 220.000 men.
General Wood opposed the continental
"I can't see anything but disaster in
strating a new force to stand around in
the military foreground struggling for
money," be said. "Give us the National
Guard, body and soul, without a shadow
of state control and it would be an effi
cient nucleus.''
I S f.v
I Monar, . froroeues
Parliament ,
with Words "We Will Not Lay
Down Arms Till Canse
Sovereign Thanks Commons for Un-gTudg-ing-
Liberality of Its
War Supplies.
LONDON. Jan. 27. Parliament
was prorogued today until February
15. In the prorogation King George
"We shall not lay down our arms
until we have vindicated Ihe cause
which carries with it the future of
The speech of the king probably
was the briefest on record on such
an occasion, but his references to
the war were regarded as highly im
portant. "For eighteen months my navy
and army have been engaged in
concert with brave and steadfast
allies in defending our common lib
erties and the public law of Europe
against unprovoked - encroachments
by the enemy," he said. "I am sus
tained by the determination of my
people at home and overseas to
carry our flag to a final decisive vic
tory. "In this struggle, forced upon us by
those who hold In light esteem the lib
erty and covenants which wo regard as
sacred, we shall not lay down our arms
until we have vindicated the cause which
carries with It the future of civilisation.
"I rely with confidence on the loyalty
and efforts of all my aubjects, which have
never failed me, and I pray that Almighty
God may give us Ills blessings."
The king thanked the House of Com
mons for the ungruding liberality with
which it has provided for the heavy de
mands of the war. The speech was read
by Baron Buckmaster of Cheddlngton,
the lord high chancellor.
Carranza Troops
Defeat Column of
Rebels at Tapona
EL PASO, Tex.. Jan. 2T.-CarranBe
military headQuarters at Juaree received
report' today that a column' of rebel
troops had been defeated Sunday at Ta
pona. Seventeen were captured, of wrom
six were executed at Purango City. Gen
eral Cavasos, who has been in pursuit of
Villa's fttroes, reported that he has cap
tured 2.000,000 rounds of ammunition, 1,600.
000 at Guerrero and COO.OOO at Maqulre.
Arrivals from the south today repeated
a previous report that Arriet brothers,
leading Durango forces, previously
aligned with the defacto government, are
operating independently. It was said they
attacked a small Carrania garrison at
Inde, near Parral, and absorbed part of
the garrison and all Its supplies.
The special train bringing employes ot
the Toqulvo Development company from
Mlnaca was reported reaching Chihua
hua City today. It was rumored here
that a number of refugees from Cusl
huirlachio are on the train.
Omaha Opens Heart
and Purse to Help
Jewish Relief Work
Omaha opaned its heart and purse yes
terday for the relief of the Jews of the
war-devastated countries of Europe. .
It was the day set aside by proclama
tion of President Wilson to gather money
with which to buy food and clothing-for
these unhappy victims of the great con
flict. Committees ot prominent cltlaens went
about the city, among the banks, business
firms and to individuals, gathering the
money that hll bring relief to the cold
and the . starving in Poland and other
stricken countries.
A number of contributions of lluO each
were made, with two or three larger
amounts. One of the committees secured
a total of tX) by noon.
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 27. A speed of
twenty-two knots an hour was attained
by the superdreadiiougfct Oklahoma dur
Ing a twelve-hour run at top apeed.
which finished ltuit night, according to
unofficial word from some of the offl
cers aboard. This speed, the highest
credited to any first-line ship of the
t'nlted States navy, was said to have
been sustained during three consecutive
Continental Army
General Wood said the American -eavy
was easily fourth in efficiency and
power among the world navies, but that
under present conditions of prepared'
ness of (ireat Britain of other foreign
navies, the American navy might go to
the bottom within sixty days after the
outbreak of a war. He warned the com
mittee that when a foreign attack comes
it will tie without warning. He said an
enemy could easily land IjO.OuO or 4uo.0u0
men oil American shores within thirty
days, getting supplies from the country
Invaded. ,
He urged that congress deal liberally
toward munition manufacturing west
of the AUeghenles as a safeguard against
tbe possibility of losing control of the
FAITHFUL DOQ WATCHES MASTER'S GRAVE Mound over remains of 0. R. Watson,
massacred at Santa Ysabel by Mexican bandits, showing the floral tributes placed by the
citixens of El Paso, and his faithful dog that remained by the graveside all day until force
fully removed by friends.
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President Asserts Neutrality of the
United States Not Mere
Formal Matter.
NEW YORK, Jan. 27. President
Wilson delivered the first of his
three addresses here at noon before
the clerical conference ot the New
York Federation of Churches, rep
resenting all denominations.
Rev. Neheraiah Boynton, io an atf-
dress of..welcnie saldt '..
"Wo simply want to put ourselves
by ycur side as you enter upon your
work of being the spokesman for
perysanent peace for America and
Ufe world."
The president said he appreciated the
work of the speaker "fent the heart."
He declared that in hi-, efforts for peace
he had represented the "spirit" of the
United Btates of America. He said he
knew that In their hearts the people ot
the United Ctaws wanted to "keep the
balance even."
"I can find no basis for peace but Jus
tice," he added. "The greatest force In
this world Is character, and I believe that
character ean be expressed by the acts
of a nation. This Is expressed by the
attitude of the reople.
"A further foundation of seace Is our
internal attitude toward each other. We
have been hospitable to ail creeds and
people. The peace of America depends
upon the attitude of the different races
and creeds widen make up the nation. I
have been much perturbed over evidences
of religious feelings In this country. L4vo
and let live is a homely expression, but
It expresses what our attitude should be.
"I always accept an - invitation ' to a
fight, but I hope I conduct my fight with
Justice and fairness."
The president deoJared that the neutral
ity of the United States has not- been a
merely formal matter, but that it has
been a matter . of conviction and from
the heart. He said that In his efforts
for peace he hsd been conscious of rep
resenting the spirit of America and no
private conviction merely of his own.
"America," he added, "has always stood
resolutely and sbsolutely for the 'right
of every people to determine Its own des
tiny and Its own affairs."
The president illustrated the attitude
of the United states toward .weaker na
Hons by his Mexican policy.
He was given a formal vote of thanks
by "the clergymen for his efforts In be
half of peace.
Crowds filled the streets so densely
when the president left the hall that lili
automobile was forced to atop while ha
leaned out and shook hands with the
Emperor of Austria
is Growing Worse
ROMK, Jan. 27 -(Vla London )-lt Is
reported In Vatican circles that the con
dition of Kmperor Francis Joseph of
Austria, who has been HI for several
dsya. Is rapidly growing worse.
The National Capital
Themiar, Ja
ry Wl, laitS.
Tbe suite.
Petitions bearing a million names, pro
testing againat war munitions ship
menta preaented; resulted in vigorous
Lebat on Philippine independence bill
Military committee continued hearing
on army mil.
Adjourned at 4:60 p. m. to noon Friday,
. The llowar.
Admit al Griffin, chief of navv anirl.
neerlng bureau, before naval
General Wood told military committee
army anuuiu r rccruuea lo lull strengt
l..f..r u ,uiri' l m i. in-l lu.l
I'oatHl committee favorably reported
noaioriira appropriation mil pioviittni
that railioaoa be piild for mail tiani;
lation by spaie.
Adjourned al 4.32 p. in. to noon Frlduy
'v " . '
Dozen Members Denounce Traffio
While Its Defenders Are
' Silent.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. An out
burst of denunciation against ship
ment of American-made war muni
tions to European . belligerents
stirred the senate today, reflecting a
revival of the sentiment which may
force a vote upon embargo resolu
tions thai ' have, been- pending In
committee for seeral months. , ;
A doten senators, including demo
crats as well as republicans, assailed
the munitions traffic, while those
who. have sided with the adminis
tration In its stand that an embargo
would violate international law. were
for the most part silent.
Test Vote Averted.
A petition for an embargo bearing
more than a million signatures, precipi
tated the debate. A test vote at one
time seemed Inevitable, but It was
averted after much parliamentary ma
neuvering by reference of the petition
to the foreign relations committee.
Senator Kenkon, republican, started ths
discussion In presenting the petition,
which had been sent to the senate by the
organisation of American women for
strict neutrality. The Iowa senator char
acterised the sale of munitions abroad
as a "cold-blooded money-making propo
An embargo was vigorously urged also
by Senators Hitchcock, Clapp, Works,
Ashurst, Lane, Mlartlne and LaFullette.
Other senators who spoke in favor of an
embargo but thought the question of
whether It might be a breach of neu
trality should first be thoroughly ' con
sidered by the foreign relations commit
tee, were Clarke of Arkansas, Clark of
Wyoming, 8moot and Townsend.
Opiwloa of atom.
Senator Stone, chairman of the foreign
relations committee before which the
embargo resolutions' are pending, said ha
had opinions on 'the merits of the icsue,
but thought this was not tbe time to
dicuss them. Senator Robinson was the
only senator who expressed himself ss
actually opposed to an embargo, ,
Chief of Montenegro
Army Surrenders
BERLIN, Jan. 27.-(Vla Wireless to Ssy
vllle.) Advices from Vienna say ' that
Oeneral Vukotitch, who. according to
entente reports, has continued to lead
the Montenegrin forre against the Austro
Hungarian troops, has surrendered at
Danliovorad, together with several other
Montenegrin generals.
McCall Agrees tot
Sneak in Nebraska
BOSTON'. Jan. TT.-Oovernor McCall to
day announced his acceptance -of an in
vitation to deliver the commencement ad
dress at the University of Nebraska next
Bulgar Monks Burn Quarters
Occupied by the Serbian Monks
LONIO.V. Jan. T. A dispatch to the
Times from Bucharest says: "The war
bas invaded the peaceful seclusion of
Mount Athos, where Bulgarian monks
from the monastery of Zographu endeav
ored to oust their brother Herblans from
the nelnhbnring monsstery of Chllisndart.
Th attack failed, owing to the defenses
of the Herbian monastarv, whereupon
tha Bulgarians set fue to a portion of
ili structure. All the monaoteries . of
i- IB
Candidates for Wharton Succession
Bombarding- Hitchcock in
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. (Spe
cial Telegram.) As groundhog day
comes on apace and the term of
Postmaster John C Wbarton grows
correspondingly less, the faithful In
the democratic party of Omaha, who
are candidates for the.poatofflcc, are
becoming more and more persistent
and are bombarding Senator Hitch
cock, and Incidentally Congressman
Lobeck, with letters and petitions.
Hy one of those strange situations, al
ways remarkable, every candidate for the
poet mastership Is a colonel, as follows:
Colonel Charles E. Fannin, Colonel Will
iam Hall, Colonel Ed Gotten, Colonel Jeff
W. Idford. Colonel Frank L. Weaver.
Colonel Itlrherd Lee Metcalfe, Colonel Ed
Howell, Colonel Henry Richmond and
Colonel J. J. O'Connor. If any colonels
have escaped It Is through modesty on
their part In falling to Inform Senator
Hitchcock that they would like to have
the Job.
While Senator Hitchcock Is as close as
a clam over the Wharton succession,
there are those who, enjoying the sena
torial sunshine, believe that Colonel
Charles B. Fanning Is looked upon most
favorably by the senior senator, who will
make the appointment because It fs his of
Colonel Hall has a bundle of strong let-
ters enthusiastically endorsing him, but
Senator Hitchcock Is playing for his own
return to the senate and he does not
want to make a mistake In the post mas
tership. Therefore, look out for Fanning
or Senator Ed IIowelL
'at Stockholm Soon,
. BTOCKHOLM. . Jan. 2&-(Vla London,
Jan. 27.) Another telegram was received
here today saying that William Jen
nlnas Bryan la to Join the Ford peace
delegation. The newapapers of Stockholm
say the arrival of Mr. Bryan will add
considerably to the authority of the dele
gates, of whom Rev. Dr. Charles F. Aked
Is now here, although Mrs. Joseph Fels
ot Philadelphia Is eipected. Of the alter
nate delegates, only John V. Barry of Kan
Francisco, and Louis P. Lochner, secre
tary of tbe delegation, have arrived. Mr.
Lochner said that Dean Klrchwey, Mlns
Emily Balcb, Rev. Jenkln Lloyd Jones
and Judge. Ben Llndsey are expected
to reach Stockholm: soon.
Mme. Roslka Schwlmmer is to act as
a consulting delegate, as also Is Judsua
Miss Florence Holbrook of Chicago! U
W. Huebsch of New York, and H. C.
Evans of Des Moines are to return to
the I'nlLod Btates on the first steamer
ailing from here. '
The peace delegation will open an office
In tbe Grand hotel with the expectation
of forming tbe delegations from the
other neutral countries. No public meet
ings will be permitted here.
the Holy mountain were fortified in th
middle ages in order to resist pirates."
Athos mountain Is on the easUrnmoat
of th three of the Macedonian penin
sulas projecting into the Aegean sea
southeast cf Balontkl. The peak rises
,8.i0 feet and is remarkable for the
beauty of the sceaery. Numerous mon
asteries are built on It, many of them
extending back to tha fourteenth century.
Berlin Dispatch from Cairo Says
that Britons Are Driven from
a Larfte Area in
Southern Arabia.
Great Artillery Duel Continue for
Twenty-Four Hours Near the
Belgian Border.
HKHMN. Jan. 27. (By Wireless
to Say vllle.,) The Cologne Volks
Zcltung publishes a dispatch from
Cairo stating that the British In
scutbern Arabia are in a dangerous
poult Ion as a result of fierce attacks
by Arabs and Turks. It is stated
the British casualties up to Decem
ber 30 amounted to 15,000 killed and
20.000 wounded.
The number of British troops now at.
Aden la given as Jf.l0. Quoting from the
Vnlks Zcltung, the Overseas News agency
"A woundod Pritish major declared that
at the beginning ot the war the British
were In possession of JoO.ono square kilo
meters In southern and southwestern
Aisbin, all of which has been lost The
tali chiefs Joined the Turks und are now
tslng aitrtfssCully against the British tho
Sims supplied by them."
t araiialca Renmed la Frwwce.
rteporls from France and Flansers say
that a favorable turn in tltj weather
had been followed by active fighting on
tho entire western fronts. The heaviest
fighting has been at Nleuport, north of
Yprea, and In the Argonne.
Oermun patrolling parties brought word
that .German artillery had done effective
work against trenches of the allies near
Nleuport. The Urltlxh artillery. It was
aid, was hardly less active that that of
the Germans. On the section of the
front, the British f.ed 1.700 shrapnel shell,
TOO high exprciv shells and about the
same number of bombs within twenty
four hours.
In another section, near Neuville, the
Germans announced they had capturod
throe lines of French trenches, and had
held them against eight counter attacks.
The Oermans claim good progress south
of Arras through work ot sappers and
Captain Jones is
: Reprimanded for '
" Beating a Soldier
NEW YORK, Jan. J7.-Captaln Clarence
N. Jones of the Third United Btates field
artillery, found guilty by a court-martial
at Fort Myer, Va., of beating Private
Duncan C. Morrison on the head with
tho butt of a revolver, was severely re
primanded by Major Oeneral Leonard
Wood, commanding the department of
the east. The punishment of Captain
Jones, which was reduced ten files, la
declared by General Wood to have been
Inadequate. lie characterised the Incident
as "one of those regrettable occurrences,
which bring discredit upon the service."
Turks Fall Back t
At Kut-el-Amara,
LONDON, Jan. ST. Oeneral Townshend.
commanding the British forces Invested
at Kut-El-Amara. in Maaonntarnia. haja
( reportd that the Turks have evacuated
their trenches on the land side oi th
defenses and have retired, generally1
speaking, to about a mile from the
British entrenchments. It was officially:
announced here today.
No change In the situation was re
ported by General Aylmer, commanding;
the British column that has been marclM
lng to the relief of the Kut-El-Aman
; (
Observe Kaiser's
Birthday by Advance
BERLIN, Jan. 27.-(By Wireless to Bay
vllle.) Flags were out everywhere tix
Berlin today In celebration of the fifty
seventh birthday of Emperor William.
The only formal observance consisted of
religious services.
The German attack on the French po
sitions near Neuville was resumed yes
terday, and, according to ttie war office
statement of today, between BOO and tJ
yards of the French lines were cap
tured. The Day's War Nctss
protect I aa; the Sees eana at lie
southern rad la Imperiled X
tacks wade hy lars; bodies (
Arabs aad Twrks oa tb British'
forces la aoatbwestera Arabia, ao
rordlaar to tiermaa advices. Thai
Brltlak bave baesi drlvea front all
the territory held la that eoetlota
aad bave Battered heavy loaoes la
the flcbtlas;, the reports declare
flajarea betas; arlvea at lB.OOis
killed aad SO.OOO woaaded. Tho
tmalleattoa froas tho Berlta dts
patch narrylaaT these reports le
that tha British araty of StO.OOU)
raea la bow cooped ap .'a Adeaj
which saast be held If tho sooth
rly approach to tho Macs easil le
to bo protected.
AUSTRIAN, bavlagf arc red posses.
sloa of virtually all Moatcacsro
Its rcsaalalas; defeadera, accord
las; . to Vlsaaa, are fast laylaaf
Iowa their arms. At last accoaate
tho Balajartaa forces eo-opr rattaal
OTlth tho Aaatrlaaa had aroaa
tcrcd the Alhaalaa Iruoaa nodes
Kaaad Paaha aad according to nl
f trial advlcca had sirl nl)h a
feat at the hands of the lutlcr.