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VOU XTiV-NO. 212.
jitXIXO, FEimCAKY 21, lOtft-TKN' PAOKS.
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Magnificent Exposition of the Lateit
Cart to , Be Thrown Open
for the Approval of the
Dealers and Manufacturers Vie
with Each Other to Present the
Most Attractive Display.
"Lend a hand, you."
All day Sunday tbls . unending
command rang out In the big mu
nicipal Auditorium, the motto of
preparedness for the Auto chow.
Scores of men In their shirt sleeves
with collar and tie astray and dit
and dirt on their clothes labored and !
(oiled preparing for the opening of j
the eleventh annual Omaha motor
exposition today. i
Bright and early yesterday morn-
lng the "advance guard waa on the j
Job. In a twinkling a great staff of 1
decorators was transforming the !
Auditorium Into a section of cherry
bloBSoniiug Japan. Pink blossoms
bloomed out against a clear, blue
sky overhead. Pink blossoms twined
around matsura pillars and gigantic
green grasses suddenly grew up
where steel rafters showed.
Cute, little gabled fences were
stretched hither and thither and
Pagoda-like towers divided the
fences Into sections and .from these
Into little Oriental gardens.
As Boon as these little Oriental
gardens, vulgarly termed booths by
the motor men, took shape the work
of wheeling the expensive automo
biles Into the building and to their
allotted section began.
Everybody lieada Hud.
Then started the never-ceasing- com
mand, "lend a hand, you." a the auto
men pushed and pulled. ' "Gangway,"
came a shout as half a dosen toilers
pushed a big Cadlllao or White or Mercer
o- Ht'Oon slowly along and into one of
tli a bciuUiful little Japanese ' gardens.
There are no drones among the auto
men, everybody helps.
All day Ions this continued untft over
o(K) machines had been placed. But the
work Is not - over yet. There are still
more machines to he placed In the Audl-
.Ulv arid the auts Two.' will have a fuli
mot nine's work before them today before
the exposition can. be throww open to the
public, i. ' ; ; ' .
An Iwiulstttve reporter slipped by-tha
guardlnn of the doors yesterday under of . a police badge and slanted his
. exrevt orbs toward the transformation
Job. "Kellor hud nothing on these boys,"
he breathed as he took careful note ot
the bn&utlfnl decorations which make the
Auditorium look like a veritible palace
. instead of the hnrn that it is.
I iy, Palated Slams Gs. s
There is one thing very noticeable this
year In the decorating scheme. Noticeable
by its absence. The slovenly painted
signs which bung over the booths last
year are gone. In their stead are modest
Vjtle electric signs. The electrio sign
carry merely the name of the exhibitor
cr exhibiting company. The names of the
cars handled are gone, ' The old painted
signs, done -on cheap canvas or cheese
cloth In a careleis manner, sometime
carried the names of half a dosen ma
chines. They were unsightly to say the
least,' and the modest, electric signs are
a great improvement.
To George Reim of the Cadillac, com
pany must go the credit for this innova
tion. Kelm recognised the unsightlinesa
of the painted signs snd he entered a
strenuous kick. The other dealers saw
that George was right and quickly ac
ceded to his suggestion. -
Directors of the Auto Show association
expect to see all attendance record
shattered at the exposition this week. The
automobile, show has become more than"
a mere display for the curious, as It was
when first established, but has become,
an educational feature. As a result It'
attracts every person who Is in any way
Interested In the motor car.
The 191C display has been well adver
tised throughout the middle west and It
la confidently anticipated that hundred!
from. Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri,
Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota and
(Continued on Page Two, Column Six.)
The Weather
Forecast of weather for Monday and
For Nebraska Fair.
Temperature at Oinaba Vrilr4i7,
Hours. De.
f a, m 3-S
6 a. m
7 a. m w
t a. m 3
a. m Sh
in a. m S
II a. m 1
13 m 4
1 p. m
2 p. m 4
3 p. m SI
4 p. m f2
& p. m.... ft!
p. m U
1 n. m a
C'omparatlv Local Kecord.
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
118. 1!1S. 1914.
Hlirhest yesterdar M 41 W T3
Lowed yesterday M S5 ?l 11
Mean temperature 44 JH Tl IS
Precipitation 00 .f .0s .OS
Temperature and precipitation depart
ures from the normal at Omaha sine
Anarch 1, and compared with the last
tv.o years:
N-irmal temperature .-. fs
Kce for the day 1t
IVv I deftclfpcv rince March 1 ')
IJFi mtX preclpitatlnn ftj Inch
efirifnry for the day.. 0? Inch
Total rainfall sinre March 1. .2S.W inrbea
I k-ficl.Tc-v since Alan li I o.M Inch
efl. iencv for Cir. uerhMl. 1911. 1.4." ilu-hea
L'eficieiK-y for ror. rx'rioil. 1913. hi inches
U A. V1.LH. iocal Observer.
shows one effect of the latest German air raid on the night of January 29. The bomb,
charged with forty-five pounds of trini-trotoluene, crashed through an arch of the subway
a few yards behind a train halted at the Avenue de Belleville station. Twenty-three were
killed in the raid and twenty-nine injured.
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Two Men and Boy Killed and One
. Marine ' Wounded as Result
of Visitation.
LONDON, Feb. 20. Four German
seaplanes today made a raid over the
east and southeast coasts of England,
according to an official announce
ment made this afternoon. The total
casualties are given, is two men and
one boy killed and one marine
wounded. Considerable material
damage was done, 1
The official communication says'.
"Four German seaplanes made a raid
over the east and southeast coasts at
noon today. , . . . , . .' . . . .
The first raiders, two biplanes, ap
peared vpliowctofL at IX J& a- -m. .and
circled ove the south side of the town
for five minutes and dropped bombs. In
about five minutes they rose to a great
heltht and seemingly vanished. At 12:C0
p. m.; the seaplanes were again over the
town and then Vanished eastward again.
'Altogether seventeen small high explo
sive bombs were dropped. There were
no casualties. Considerable damage w
caused to outbuildings, to a restaurant
and two dwelllng.houses. Two naval sea
planes went up at 11.06 a. m. and pursued
the raiders, but without result.
'Meanwhile two other German seaplanes
were making; for the Kent coast. The
first to pass over the Kentish light vessel
dropped bombs In that vicinity at 11:20
a. m. The last raider made straight for
Walmer. ; Reaching 'that' town at 11:27
a. m., flying at. less than 7,500 fefet. It
dropped six bombs and turned sharp: y to
the eaat. .
Two of the bombs that fell destroyed
roofs and broke windows in the neighbor
hood. One of them fell close o a church,
blowing In the windows' as the congrega
tion was singing Te deum.' A third bomb
fell on a roadway running along ' the
beach, killing one civilian and Injuring
one marine. The total casualties were
two men' and one boy killed end one
marine wounded.'
"Two of our aeroplanes which went up
from Dover pursued the raider, but ap
parently could not overtake It."
Captain Covten Can't
Use Motorbike that
Isn't Latest Model
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. More evidence
in support of his charge that the army
aviation service Is "contemptibly Inef
ficient" wes made publlo tonight by Sen
ator Robinson, who declared he would
continue 'his efforts for a congressional
investigation, despite the announcement
of . the War department that it would
make an Inquiry In the subject '
The data made public tonight was given
out in the form of a statement by Sen
ator Robinson quoting from - additional
letters he said had been written by
aviation officers. .
"A letter," said the statement,' "from
Captain Cowan to Colonel Reber, dated
January 15, 1915, asked for authority to
spend $.100 for the purchase of a IflS
motorcycle. 'My official reason,' wrote
Captain Cowan, 'for wanting to purchase
this motorcycle Is that the latest modern
motorcycle we have here Is 1813. Wi
should keep track of the Improvements
and be ready to recommend the type beat
! suited for our work. My personal reason
I for wanting to purchase this motorcycle
' is to provide myself with a means of
, transportation between North Island and
my quarters at Coronado.' "
Howell in Lincoln
Confers with Corrick
(From a Staff Oorreaponnept.)
LINCOLN, Feb. 20. (Special.) R. B.
Howell of Omaha, national committee
man of the republicans for the state,
arrived In Lincoln tonight and at once
entered Into a conference with K. P.
Corrick of tbls city; state chairman of
the progiessle party.
The prngreHslves will have a state
mass mneting February 22 here, at which
time they are to select candidates for
the primary.
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City Council Will
Consider Lighting
Question Today
The city council committee of the whole
this morning will consider the five-year
contract proposition submitted by the
Omaha FJectrlc Light and Power com
pany for street lights. The proposed
plan, prepared by the city electrician,
contemplates Installation of "SB additional
lights and changing the old type of
lamps to a 400-candle power Maxda lamp
such as la being used In the South Side.
Omaha Man Comes Out Victorious in
Long Suit, Getting: Judgment
-for Half Million. .vV
Nebraska friends of Bob Drake of
this city will be pleased to learn of
an important law suit he has Just
won In the northwest country, which
will add $600,000 to his exchequer.
Ten' years ago, after Drake had
accumulated about a million build
ing bridges, he went to Washington,
and built the largest lumber mill on
the coast. He sold lumber to any
one who wanted it, regardless of any
lumber trust. They made all sorts
ot trouble .for him and finally the
Drake mills were utterly destroyed
by fire. ' '
Then more trouble came when all the
bin Insurance companies combined and
refused to pay him any Insurance. Now
comes Ed Strode of , Unooln , Into, the
game. He went to Wsshlngton aa attor
ney for Drake and started suit against
the tire insurance companies. The trial
of the suit IsAted four months and the
other day It was decided by giving Crake
a' Judgment against the Insurance cora
pales for about fMO.OOO. It Is said that
Instead of being wiped off the map. Bob
Drake still holds title to about $3,000,000
worth of timber land In the state of
Pro-German Tracts .
Packed in Tobacco
Shipments to Europe
ROTTERDAM (via London), Feb. .
The unhampered entry Into Holland of
American tobacco which is virtually the
only article heretofore unlnterfored with
under the Dutch Overseas trust conditions
Is likelyto be Jeopardised by a discov
ery just made by the authorities In a
consignment of leaf tobacco from Rich
mond, Va., of the presence of a quantity
of pro-German propaganda and literature
and sealed letters 'addressed to persons
In Germany.
This Is the first discovery of propaganda
and literature in bales of American to
bacco and although there Is a possibility
that It has been practiced for some time
the shipments have not been excluded.
The result of the discovery Just made la
that the entire consignment Is being -sent
to a prise court in Kngland and both the
consignor and consignee, the latter a
Rotterdam firm, have been placed on the
black II t.
Seek to Amend the
Shields Power Bill
WASHINGTON, Feb. . Conservation
champions in the senate have begun a
determined fight to amend the Shields
Mil so as to strengthen Its provisions for
development of water power in New
York streams by private capital. Amend
ments to thai end soon will be Introduced
by Senators llustlng, democrat, and Ij
Foliette, Kenyon, Norrls and Cummins,
An amendment drafted by Senator Nor
rls would give the t'nlted Htates au
thority to take over plants after expira
tion of grants upon six months' notice,
anil one by Senator Cummins would
make the proposed law apply to un
r.avlgahle streams whenever the I'nlted
(states enters upon their Improvement to
make thcin navikuble.'
" .i
First Service in. New McCabe Metho
. dist Church, with Sermon by
Bishop Bristol.
The first service In the new Mc
Cabe Methodist church. Forty-first
and Farnam streets, was held yester
day morning. Rev. W. H. Under
wood, the pastor, had charge of the
service, and Rev. Q. A. Luce of
fered prayer.
The portion of tha church now
completed is only a small fraction
of the whole structure, as planned.
It Is a very large room, comprising
about two-thirds of the first floor
of the proposed church.. The other
one-third will be built this arumwer
on the area now occupied ty tna
congregation's old frame church.
About' $15,000 has been spent so
far. The complete "church will cost
close to $70,000 and the structure
as pictured by the architect will be I
one of the handsomest In Omaha. .
Built of dark colored brick, with light
stone trimmings, shallow arched windows,
graceful ' square tower with many pin
nacles. It will have that dignified and
Impressive gracefulness characteristic)
of. the early English Gothic architecture.
This beauty Is already apparent even In
the small part of the final structure now
Destroyed by Cyclone.
The building committee consists of John
Lewisi c. C. Crowefl, Jr., and Jonathan
Mellen. representing the church trustees.
And Rev. Mr. I.'nderwood declared yes
terday that "since that great day. In
March, 1913, when V. was decided ' we
Lwould have a new church there has been
not only labor but heroism among the
people whose hearts a r set on building
the new church."
Bishop Bristol declared he ' wss glad
he ' didn't have to preach a .dedicatory
sermon nor raise money on this occasion.
He preached a sermon of practical ' re
ligion, "for," eald he, "the older I grow
the more I realise that all there Is to
religion Is the practical part of It, after
His text wss ths Incident of Christ's
preaching from Simon's fishing boat to
the people gathered on the shores of the
Sea of Galilee.
Thrlst la 'Yosr Bsxlseas.
' Christ come Into your place of
btinlnes as he came into Peter's," he
said. "He came Into Peter's ship. Iet him
come into your shop, your office, your substitute for the administration's con
farm, your locomotle cab or hnrever tlnental army scheme, failure of which
you do your work. - '
"Other things being equal, Jhe Chris
tian business man, lawyer, doctor, mo
torman la a better, more 'successful,
more .reliable man than the non-Christian
business man, lawyer, , doctor, mo
torman or anything else.
. "Bs something, for . Christ. I have no
pstience with that old song,
. "'Oh, to be nothing, .nothing,
Only to' lie at His feet '
"Christianity haa made labor of all
kinds honorable. Before Christ, slaves,
Anglo-Raxon slaves, were sold In the
markets of Romo for ." cents. Today
practically everything we have. Is a mon
ument to the dignity snd worth of labor
and to the value pt Christianity whk'h
hss made labor dignified and worthy."
Scarlet Fever in
The Higbee Home
fi'arlet fever Saturday Invaded tha
home of lie v. Melvln V. Hlghee, 9011
Maple street. Rev. 11 r Higbee and four
of the children moved to the home of
A. A, Lsmareaux, where they will re
mam. The daughter, Helen. Is down with
the fever and Is quarantined at the home,
her moths remaining with her.
Rev. M. Higbee Is aslor of the North
Presbyterian ihiinii and on account of
the quarantine he dil not fill the pulpit
HimdHy. The morning sermon was by Ir.
Ilerron of the Omaha Theological aem
Inary and the evening preac hing by Prof.
Halsey of the University of Omaha,
Three Mysterious Bandits Establish
Reign of Terror in Early Honrs
of the Morning.
Nearly Half Doien Jobs Staged
Briny Them in But Thirty
Three bandits In a stolen light
runabout established a reign .of
terror Just after midnight Sunday
with a scries of daring highway
robberies. ,
Though they perpetrated five Jobs
within a space of a few minutes,
and worked apparently according to
carefully-laid plans, work v of the
bandits netted them less than $S0
and a few articles of Jewelry.
MM f Victims.
The victims:
Homer Peterson, 511 South Twenty
sixth, an official In the Omaha Print
ing company, lost t2.0 and several
articles of Jewelry at Park avenue
and Pacific. A young woman whom
he waa escorting home waa not mo
lested. ,
Arthur Winters, Union hotel. Tenth
and Mason, robbed of $4 at Thirty-
nrth and Farnam.
Walter Hughes, nn Sherman ave
nue, lost 14 at Twenty-fifth and Cali
fornia. rils Ments. a painter, living at
261H ninney. lost $1 and a watch at
Twenty-fourth and Hlnney.
Kd Newman, employe of the North
Bide garage, 4120 North Twentieth,
lost $16 from cash drawer. . ,
Machine Stolea.
A few momenta before midnight. Lewia
Nelson. 2562 Meredith reported to the no
lice the theft of his Ford runabout, which
he had left .perked at Seventeenth and
Jiarney. The machine had painted In,
bold letters on each side: "Allen A Rey
nolds Coal Co."
Scarcely had the desk sergeant finished
notifying the patrolmen out on their
beats to watch for the car, when Peter
son reported his experience.
In qiilok succession came the rest ot
the series of robberlea as the bandits
biased their trail northward across the
city. Winters waa tha neat victim, and
Ulughes, Ments and Newman followed
in quick order. By the time the polio
cars got In atlon, tha robbers had ceased
their operations for tha sight and disap
peared, although if they abandoned their
; stolen-mgcMnsfftfr ibiUt Job. U Vai3
not peen recovered at the hour of eolug
to press.
' Costatss Tare M. ' .
Mr. Peterson said he waa Walking to
wards the horns of his woman companies)
when ths car drove up.- It contained three
young men, one of whom remained at ths
wheel - and ths other two leaping cut.
While one kept htm under ths menace ot a
pair of pistols, the other mads quick work
ot the" looting." No effort waa made to
molest ths woman, nor wss the conduct
of the bandits anything but courteous to
wsrds her. When they finished their
work they leaped Into ths ear. Ths clultch
shot In, and the next Instant they were
lost to sight. ....
Mr. Hughes, who was held up at Twen-ty-slxth
and California, related practically
tha same experience. He eald bs thought
one of the bandits wore a false "Charley
Chaplin" moustache. All appeared to be
less than K years of age, and none of
them wore overcoats. They appeared to
be clean loklng young chaps, hs bellersd
not. ths kind ons would sxpsct to be en
gaged in such work.
Immediately after the robbery at ths
North Bide garage, the police had a report
that the car was seen going at full speed
south on the boulevard. No further trace
of them was found.
Would Have 100,000
Men Training in the
U. S. Military Camps
WASHINGTON. Feb. 80. A sc heme for
expanding the civilian training camp
movement Into a definite organisation of
federal volunteers will be proposed to
the house military committee by Repre
sentative Kahn of California, ranking re
publican member. Under ths plan ths
organisation would be t a measure a
before the congreaalona! committees was
one of the factors leading to the resigna
tion of Hecretary-Oarrlaon.
Details have not been worked out, but
Representative Kahn said tonight he had
been lu correspondence with those urging
direct aid by congress for the summer
camp movement, who told htm 100,000 men
could bs enrolled If such aid were granted.
Mr. Kshn believes several reglmenta
could be formed who would obligate
: themselves for service In time of war In
return for the Intensive Instruction they
Yerelve st the ramps.
Chairman Chamberlain of tfie senate
committee has prepared a proposal to
tins these training camps In a general
plan for training reserve officers. It
would authorise ths secretary of war to
direct that camps bs held on government
re nervations or elsewhere, thw government
meeting all expense except for clothing
and other personal equipment. A system
of winter courses In theoretical matters
would be provided, and men who passed
successfully through this training for a
period of years would receive commis
sions ss second lieutenants la ths reserve
officers' corps or probationary commis
sions in ths regular army in the saraa
Roof fires did slight damage Sunday
at the heedhurat. 10 North Twenty-fifth,
street; John Swedlund's home, 211 North
Twenty-eighth avenue, and at the resi
dence of Mis. K. Page, SMS Leavenworth
street, also Benjamin Payne's place, ttlt
Patrick avenue.
North Coast Limited Meets Burling.
ton-Northern Pacifio' Train in
Rear End Collision at
South Cheney.
Elten Fulmer, Brother of Chancellor
of Nebraska ' Wesleyan,
Among- Dead.
SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 20. Five
persons were killed and six Injured,
three seriously, today, when North
ern Paclflo passenger train No. 2,
known as the North Coast Limited,
eastbound, crashed Into' the rear end
of Northern Faciflc-Burllngton train
No, 42, eastbound, at South Cheney,
Wash., seventeen miles from Spo
kane. The dead and Injured are all
from the Northwest.
The cause of the accident has not
been ascertained. The dead and In
jured were brought to Spokane.
ELTKN FCI.MKR, state chemist. Pull
man. Wash.
I. J. MINNICK. deputy grain inspector.
Spokane, Wash. . ,
B. I BRRKKV. Portland. Ore.
J. J. WHITE, Spokane, Wash.
Ths Injured:
R. J. Hpear, Pomeroy, Wash., seriously.
Dr. J. V. Matthews, fcverett. Wash.,
Unidentified man, seriously.
J. A. Pay ant, I.os Angeles, not seri
ously. '
Two negro porters.
Identification of the dead . waa made
from cards found In their pocket.
The accident occurred In a dense fog.
The Burlington' train waa standing In
front o the station and Its rear Pull
man was telescoped by an empty day
coach ot the other train.
Elten- Fulmer, noted among the killed,
is believed to be a brother of Chancellor
C. A. Fullmer of Nebraska Wesleyan
university. He was a graduate of the
University of Nebraska In the class of
Oklahoma Sends Out
Call for Chief of
The Peace Workers
OKLAHOMA' CITT, Okl., Feb. 50.
Democratic 'Insurgents In refusing, in
Caucus to vote for 0,ie emergency clauae
to tkvlrehral registration bill, forced
the 1 majority party in the house and
senate to ' abandon plans for final ad
journment last night. The legislature will
continue 'Into next week. - The . special
session was convenevd to enact an eleo
tlon law to ' take the place of the one
recently declared unconstitutional by the
United States supreme court.
Good feeling prevailed during ths de
liberative aesslons today and ths tur
bulent outbreak yesterday, during which
the- air was thick with flying Ink wells
and other missiles, waa mads ths sub
ject ot pointed Jests In resolutions of
fered during the day's business.
Ons resolution, which was received with
vigorous approval, Instructed tha chief
clerk of ths house to telegraph ths "chief
of ths peace party" to corns immediately
te Oklahoma. Another resolution recom
mended stationary Ink wells In the new
capitol, which Is under construction.
Representative Lor is Fj. Bryant, who
clashed with Arthur H. (Teissier, republi
can state chairman, exhibited a tele
gram from the democratlo county chair
man at Sklatook, which said: "Con
gratulations; have wired president to re
serve war portfolio for you,"
Tanker Crashes Into
British Freight Boat
NEW YORK, Feb. to. Tha tank steam
ship John I). Archbold of S.ST4 gross tons,
owned by ths Standard Oil company,
broks from Its anchors gs off Stapleton,
Btaton Island, late today and crashed
into ths British freight steamer Hova of
4,Ui tons, also at anchor. A large hole
was torn In the slds of the tsnker and
the bow of ths Hova waa crushed In.
To savs ths Archbold and Its cargo of
oil, tugs towed It te ths Red hook flats,
where it was beached.
The Archbold, reputed to be the largest
tank steamer In the world, was to hsve
sailed tomorrow morning for Messlnl,
Hlclly. The Hova arrived today from
Palermo, Italy, with a general cargo and
was at anchor waiting until a dock could
bs prepared for it. The heavy wind is
believed to have caused the anchor chain
of the tanker to part.
Gets Twenty. Years;
Sold Wood Alcohol
KATTLK. Wssh.. Feb. 20. Tasuo
Takano, a Japsnrse proprietor of a drug
store, recently convicted of manslaughter
for selling wood alcohol, labeled as grsln
alcohol, to Tom Shannon, who drank tha
fluid and died, waa sentenced today to
twenty years In the state penitentiary.
SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. J.-Tha Jury
In the case of F. P. Tallent, a druggist
charged with selling alcohol without a
prescription, was discharged today after
the Jurors announced they were unable
to agree. For forty-three hours the Jury
stood sight for acquittal and four for
conviction. Testimony In tho case was
to the affect that Tallot sold ths alcohol
for use as a balr tonic,
Harry Beltelman, ths youth who was
Injured while coasting last week on the
Parker street hill, shows continued Im
provement st Wis hospital. It la now
believed bs will recover.,
Grand Duke's Annies, Co-operating
with Nary, Posh Moslem! Back
Toward Seaport of Tre
Several - Divisions Caught When
They March Into Trap Set
for Them.
PETROQRAD, Feb. 20. Grand
Duke Nicholas, commander of the
Russian forces In .the Caucasus, nasi
left Tlflis for Ercerum.
PETROQRAD. Feb. 80. The Rus
sians are pressing; the advantage
gained at Krr.erum. On the right
along the Black Sea coast, by tha
co-operstlon of the sea and " land
forces they are driving; the Turks
from one position after another to
the east of Trebltond and active op
erations against that important sea
port are expected soon.
In ths last two days the Russalns have
tocupled Wltde (Wld.leV and pressed tor
ward ten or twelve miles westward. The '
fleet has destroyed several shore bat
teries and by keptng well in advance of
the land forces and by destroying bridges
over several streams In ths path of tha '
retreating Turks, haa rendered their re
treat more difficult Ths fleet has been
working so closu to the shorn that the .
warships have been reached by rlflo firs
from the Turkish troops.
Tsrks Pies Hoatbwaral.
On the left flank, after ths occupation .
Of Koph, ths Russians pushed on to. Mush ,
snd Achlat, the latter on the north shore
of take Van. From Koph to Mush, sixty
miles over mountain roads, they fought '
several battles and occupied Mush by
The Turks fled southward toward Plan
Bekr. the next objective ot ths Russians.
Once in possession of Dlarbekr, it la inly
a day's march tp the Bagdad railway,,, ths ,
last remaining communication Into Syria.
The rapid Russian offensive beyond
Krserum, It Is believed here, makes it
probable that the retreat of the Turkish
corps operating along the Black Sea coast,
and of those troops which wars active in
ths Mush district before ths Russian oo
cuiiatlon, will be entirely cut off and that
the main Turklnh armies will bs sur
rounded. ,
Torks March Is-Trs.' ' )
This fate has already 'overtaken ' ths
Thirty-fourth division of ths Tenth eorjs.
Wlrtetf js brderedrom Olt.l to Bixerum
before tha fait tt tha fortress. As tele
phone communication between this group
of Turkish forces' and ths garrison at
Krserum haa been entirely destroyed by'
the Russians, the Thirty-fourth' division'
marched aerenly on to Krserum without
supic1or that tha fortress was' then,
sbout : to be surrendered. . These troops
reached Krserum from the northwest at
the very - moment - that ths ' Deve-Bolna,
line, of forts fell into Russian hands and'
the army which they had corns to assist
was In full retreat.
The road over which they had rassed
was Instantly occupied by Russian cav
alry and, ss they wers completely sut
rounded, there waa no alternative but to
surrender with arms, equipment and ar
tillery. .
, Other Is Same. Plight.
It Is regarded as almost inevitable that
the Turkish rorpa retreating along the
Black Bea coast, under ths destructive
fire of the fleet and the pressure of the
Russian armies, would be caught in ths
same sort of a trap as ths Turkish
troops falling back from Wldjs to Oum-
Ish Khsneh still have a greater distance
to gs titan the Russian troops which are
advancing from Krxcrum to cut them
On the Turkish right flank. Where ths
Ninth corps Is operating, ths TurKS fiud
themselves in tho same precarious posi
tion, since all the roads of retreat to ths
north are gradually falling under Rus
sian control, Tho retreat of tha Turkish
army every whrra Is 'Impeded by deep
snow and the difficult character of tha
country. They are without food and
and lack war supplies and there seems
to be little possibility of their offering
even temporary resistance of any
strength to the Russian ad vanes.
Daylight Burglars
Leave the Bed and
The Stove Behind
Burglars visited ths horns of M. A.
McDonald, 201H Deer Park boulevard, be
tween noon snd 2 o'clock Sunday after,
noon and when they departed about all
that remained In the hcuso was ths stove
snd the bed. The rest of the family poses
Ions they took w 1th thera.
Shortly sfter noon Mr. snd Mrs. Met
Donald went out for a walk, securely
locking the doors. They wers gone close
to two hours and when they returned
they found both the front and rear doors
open. Going Inside the house they soon
discovered that practically all the cloth
ing, the Jewelry and silverware had, been
taken away. Drawers bad been pulled
out and their contents scattered about
trunks had been broken open and ths
contents of closets carried away.
Taking aocount of atock, the McDon
alds estimate that the burglars took st
least tl.iO worth of property. Including
three overcoats, suits of clothes, shoes,
women's wearing apparel, two gold,
watchea. a string of gold beads, three
traveling bags, a child's bank containing
some 13 In pennies, a pair . of sliver
bscked military brushes and numerous
other articles.
None of the neighbors noticed anybody
around the McDonald house while th
members of the family were sway.
f'sa vr.atloa. HeauralMStes Joet.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., Feb. ll.-Meyor
Henry U. Jost was renominated candidate
for niay-r on ths democratic ticket in tha
oity convention of ths party feera-iodaja-