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VOk XLV XO. J 13.
OMAHA, Tl'KSDAY MOUSING, KKimrAKY 22, liltv---TWEI XK PACKS.
Oa Trains, at Kotel
Slaws Stands, etc, so.
SI MILK UOl'Y TWO CENTS.
IS IN FULL SWING
Million-Dollar Show in Unanimously
Declared Greatest Ever Held
in Omaha by First-Nighters.
FINEST CARS OF ALL DESIGNS
Pleasure Cart Hold Sway on Main
Floor, Trucks in Basement and
Motorcycles Occupy Corridor.
MANY BUYERS IN THE CROWDS
L ' With city folk, farmers and the
'Jj "r,J 'dealers, all bubbling over with en-
thusiasm, surging up and down the
aisles In crowds, the eleventh an
nual Omaha motor exposition opened
yesterday under the most auspicious
circumstances ever attending the
opening of an Omaha auto how.
Even those, who have visited the
wonderful automobile exhibitions at
New York and Chicago were com
pelled to admit that "you've got to
give Omaha credit." "
While It wasn't necessary to call
ont the police reserves to thwart a
von Hindenberg attack on the doors
as was the case last year, the crowd
last night was one of the biggest
ever to attend a show. Last year
hundreds upon hundreds of compli
mentary, tickets were Issued for
opening night and dealers distrib
uted them lavishly among their
friends and acquaintances. This
year nary a complimentary ticket
was Issued. Even the dead-head
fiends couldn't "brace" their wav
Xpast the- door. That is the reason
It wasn't necessary to call out the
police. If a . similar number of
gratis admissions had been issued
this year, with the Immense paid at
tendance that was on hand last night,
It would have been necessary to call
out the militia.
In a Baying; Crowd.
On of the most enjoyable features last
night, from the dealer's standpoint, was
that the crowd was a buying- crowd. While
there was. of coarse, the usual number
of the curious, which always flock in on
opening night, the greater part of the
crowd consisted of persona vitally inter
ested In motor rare. The buying Kind.
Every single dealer and saleaman In the
place added from a doaen to a score of
Mines to hie "immediate prospect" list.
. Jlvery .man,, woman. and. child who at
tended the big' exposition last night -returned
name relating the virtues of the
show.; Never before has such a wonder
ful display of machines been made. It Is
truly a million-dollar show.
The V finest, work of the expert crafts
man, be be designer, engineer or me
chanlo, is represented. Luxurious limou
sines,, dainty coupes, solid-looking tour
ing cars, smart roadsters and saucy run
abouts are included in every exhibit of
Pleasure oars, while down la the base
ment the great, massive trucks and the
serviceable-looking, light delivery cars
are displayed. In the north corridor the
motorcycle holds sway and the newest In
gas bikes seemed to be as popular as the
newest in the four-wheeled species.
.. Deroratloa Appeal.
The decorations attracted much atten
tion and were acknowledged as the best
ever. ' The oriental effect produces the
two-fold effect of cozlness and magnifi
cence. The big Auditorium truly has the
appearance of the most superb motor pal
ace, and at the same time radiates that
comfortable feeling of cosiness which
makes one seem perfectly at home and
Neble's Symphony orchestra, assisted
by the La Salle quartet of Chicago, pro
vided the musical entertainment The ef
forts of the quartet were especially en
joyable and several times the crowd
topped to applaud the artists.
It was Omaha night last night . and
Omaha turned out nobly. The auto show
opens again this morning at 9:30 and will
remain open continuously until 10:30 to
night. Foandry Destroyed by Fire.
MOXCTOV, N. B., Feb. 20.-Flre of
undetermined oripln tonight destroyed
the mein bulldln? of the Record Foundry
nl Machine company here, causlpg a
loss estimated at nearly fi00.000.
For Omnha. Council Duffs and Vicinity
Partly cloudy, somewhat cooler.
Tf uiii-raidic ai utuM'ua
s a. m..
7 a. m..
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10 a. m..
11 a. m..
1 p. m . .
2 p. m 5
P. m 35
P. m 51
fi p. m -3
l. m -:
7 p. m
s p. m 4
iu pars live Local Hecorit.
Official record of temperature and pre
etpltalion compared with the correspond
ing erlod of the last three years:
ivii. i. mo. m. lyis.
leninomttite .-.nd precipitation depart
ures from tlie normal:
Norm I i iiip r...ii ?5
Fxcess the 4 v 19
Total deficiency since Mai-h 1. . ."""lib
Normal precipitation : .ne Inch
Deficiency for the ilay Inch
Total rainfall since Msrch 1.. tn hee
(Ieflcency hince March 1 85 Inch
HefMcnry for cor. i-erlod, l1t. I ll In. hs
Deficiency for cor. period, 1013. S.l Inches
Ststion and State Temp.. High- Raln-
r earner. i
Menvrr. part cloudy
I Ms Moines, clear
roiise ity. I'srt cloud;
Vorth I'Ul'.e. clear
m. .st. fall.
44 51 .id
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4- 1 1
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Hspid City. f"rt cloudy.
tf'n ridHii. cl'r
ta'ii 'iy. clear
T tnili atts trace of i
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PRESIDING JUDGE OF DISTRICT
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JUDGE JAMES P. ENGLISH.
REAL FARMERS ARE
Meeting at Kansas City Proposes to
Form Co-Operative Market Cen
ters Throughout U. S.
WILL DISCUSS OTHER SUBJECTS
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 21. A
national farmers' congress composed
of real farmers and minus the usual
delegations of business men, con
vened here today to formulate plana
for a permanent organization that
will strive to perfect a market sys
tem for farm products. The meet
ing was called by C. D. Butler of
Chanute, Kan., and I. M. Wright of
Waukesha, Wis., representing a
According to the promoters, "It Is the
Intention, If possible, to orpnnlr.e a
farmers' association In the nature
of the Landwirtachaftstrat in Oermany,
that will look after the business end of
the producers', affairs, to establish
market bureaus In all the principal
market centers of the United States and
a main central clearing house, thus pro
viding a system of marketing that will
be under the supervision of the producer
and "friendly to 'his Interests: a'systeia
that will be In a position to locate the de
mand as well as the supply and provide a
means of getting the two interests to
gether on the most equitable and econom
ical terms possible."
The meeting la to last three days. Dele
gates were appointed by governors of
several -states,, while farm organizations
named otliers. No one was permitted a
volee In tn meeting unless he had creden
tials to show he was a fully qualified
Discussion of how to make farm life
more attractive, development of educa
tion for rural communities and several
other subjects will be discussed - during
the convention. The plans of those having
the meeting in charge are that the
delegates themselves will deliver the ad
dresses, each being given the opportunity
fully to discuss conditions.
It has been proposed that the new or
ganisation be known as the National
Farmers' Association of America.
Second Cold Wave
Strikes New York
NEW YORK, Feb. M.-TvMth a drop of
seventeen degrees in the temperature
between midnight and 8 o'clock. New
York shivered in the second severe oold
wave of the winter. The thermometor
registered 2S degres above sero at mid
night and dropped to t by 8 o'clock, it
rose slowly as the morning advanced,
but the weather forcaster predicted no
real relief before tomorrow.
Delayed State Returns on
Survey of Presidential Politics
Here are delayed returns for several
additional states for the review of the
presidential situation throughout the
country, which was irlnted in The Bee
A state convention to be held probably
some time early in May to select both
dcicgnteR-nt-large and then resolve Itself
Into dixtrl' t convention to select district
delegates. No one could safely gues now
who will comprise the delegation. Thus
far little expression of preference for
presidential candidate has been heard,
certainly not enough to show any focus
In? of opinion on any one name.
The republican state convention met
last Wednesday at Palatka and commis
sioned the delegation to Chicago, which
will consist of Henry 8. Chubb, Joseph K.
lA-e, M. B. McFarlune. Z. T. Dlelbey.
The convention resolved Itself then Into
four district conventions and chose as
district delegates George W. Bean, tt. C.
Lynch, William H. Northup, W. n.
O'Ncil. In no case were any instructions
given as to choice for president.
Convention delegates are to be chosen
at a special primary election March Zl.
with a preferential vc.te also for presi
dent snd vice president. An organisation
known as the Republican Progressive
league held a meeting January IS at
Kargo. at which a set of delegates was
proposed. A week later the republican
state committee recommended another
set of delegates, so there will undoubt
edly be a contest between these two sets,
nith the poxpiliitity of hide; nrtenl can
didates. North lsKila Is full of Iowa
FIINFR ATj OF J'T?
Solemn High Mass at St. Peter's
Church at 9 o'Clock, with
Brother as Celebrant
INTERMENT HOLY SEFULCHER
Funeral services of Judge James
r. Kngltsh, who died Sunday night,
will be held Wednesday morning at
o'clock from the residence. 525
South Thirty-first street, to St.
Peter's at 9:30. Interment will
take place In Holy Sepulcher ceme
tery. The services will consist of solemn
high mass, with llev. J. P. Knglish,
brother of the deceased, as celibrant.
Deacons, Father J. F. McCarthy, as
sisted by Father Noligan. The master
of ceremonies will be Father James
F. Stenson, assisted by Father Down.
Active pallbearers will be chosen
from the fourth degree of the
Knights of Columbus, and honorary
pallbearers from the Bar association.
4 (implications from firlpee.
Complications consisting of hard
ening of the arteries and dropsy,
following a severo case of la grippe,
which developed when he was hear
ing the famous Art Hauser trial,
were the cause of his death.
Judge KngllKh arose from his bed
aiiout 1 1 o'clock and went to the
bathroom and on the way back he
collapsed. Although the doctor was
immediately called he was not able
to revive him and the judge died at
On Saturday he became suddenly
worse, and grave apprehension waa
felt. Sunday, however, he was re
ported Improved, and even Sunday
evening as late as 9:30 or 10
o'clock the family was feeling much
encouraged about his rondltlon.
Born In Wisconsin.
Judge Kngllkh was born In Kenosha,
Wis. He there received a common school
education, and then read law In In a law
office at Racine, Wis.
In 18 he came to Omaha and for a
time was in the office of James M. Wool
worth, a prominent lawyer of the early
pioneer days in Omaha. Later he became
a member in the firm of Hall, McCul- j
lough & Knglish. I
In 1908 he was elected county attorney
of Douglas county and served two years
at that time. He waa them succeeded in
the office by Judge Blabaugh, but in 1907
.was again elected to office where he
served three successive , terms or -. six,
years. Then Tie retired to private practice,
when Qeorge A. Mlgney was eleoted
. Appelated. r Morehead.
Judge English first got his place on the
district bench by appointment from Gov
ernor Morehead three years ago to fill
the vacancy occasioned by the resigna
tion of Judge Howard Kennedy who be
came a member of the newly created
State Board of Control.
The judge then served the unexpired
term of Judge Kennedy end waa re
elected to the position by the people in
the fall. - j
The wife and eleven children survive
the late judge. The children are Mar
garet, Mary, Katherine, Ann, Ruth,
Florence, Frank, Robert and James, all
at home; and John Kngllsh of Kansas
City, snd Mrs. Leo Wlckbam of Council
Threaten to Bring
to Break Deadlock
OKI.AHOMA CITT. Okl.. Feb. M. Re
publican house leaders today appealed to
lliC IJ I.' 'VI. iiiiiuiiwva " "
guard over Representative O. O. Rollings,
now in the City Detention hospital with
smallpox, to prevent democrats of the
lower chamber from carrying out their
threat to bring Rollings Into the chamber
to vote on the emergency clause of the
new election registration law, which la
held up by a legislative deadlock.
farmers, and for that reason Senator
Cummins la very strong and will probably
have the preferential vote unless Senator
La Follette's name yoes on the ballot,
In which case it would be a close com
Vermont votes the first .Tuesday in
March on a primary law which will, if
passed, provide for a direct expression for
candidates. In the interval everything Is
held In abeyance. The sentiment In -this
state Is for Hughes and the delegation
will be likely to go to him If there Is any
prospect of him accepting the nomination.
The state convention will be held March
29. to rhooso delegatea-at-large and the
district delegates are to be elected at dif
ferent dates, mostly in the last week In
March. Some contests are going on, but
agencies are also at work trying to
smooth them out. Most of the leaders are
advocating no instruction.
Delegates to the national convention
are all delegatee-et-large and will be
elected by a state convention about May
1. It haa been customary to send the
congressional representatives as dele
gates and It la probable I hie custom will
be followed. There is no particular senti
ment developed and the delegation will
be uninstruuted. ,
National convention delegate will be
elected by slate and district conventions,
out not until the Utter part of April.
Ii 'a expected that the delegates will go
unliutructed, and up to thU time there
is no settled sentiment for any candi
dal. Mlllirmsh sll of them hsve some
f.1i nd working for iliein In this state.
. n nnuiiiTTrr
NHIi UU ill hill ILL
VOTES A PBQBE OF
Senate Military Body Calls for Con
gressional Inquiry Into Charges
of Allcjed Inefficiency
CONDITIONS DECLARED ROTTEN
Robinson Says Few Fliers Produced
and Most of Them Lose Lives
NOT EVEN ANY BOMBS AROUND
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. -The
senate military committee voted to
day to recommend an Investigation
of the army aviation service by con
gress. The decision was reached
after Senator Robinson, who had In
troduced a resolution for such an
Investigation, submitted further evi
dence to support his charges of gen
The resolution, which will bo fa
vorably reported, would appropriate
$10,000 for the Inquiry and create
an Investigating committee consist
ing of three members of the house
and two of the senate.
Senator Robinson snld In eight
years fifteen aviation officers had
been killed, eight of them In flights
from North Island station, near San
War Bnresn to Arl,
An Innulry Into the aviation service,
which will proceed Independent of con
gressional action, already hss been or
dered by the war department,
"The Inefficiency and unsatisfactory
results of the present management of the
aviation section," aald Senator RnMnsnn
In his statement to the committee today,
"Is disclosed by the fact that during
eight years, or about that. In which the
signal corps has had control of aviation,
only about twenty-four qualified fliers
with the military rating have been pro
"While the statement was made beforo
the house committee on military affairs
that there are now forty-six officers who
are qualified aa fliers, and who are at
tached to the aviation section, I Letter
that an Investigation will disclose that
there are only about twenty-four.
"Very few of the so-called qualified
flyers have ever done military work, or
even seen from an aeroplane a field gun
fired. Only one or two have maneuvered
la aeroplanes with bombs attached for
use. r. . , ' . -
Mae Ka Baatba.
"The service has no bombs, no bomb
fighting device, no method of mounting
a gun on an aeroplane,, nor has a gun
ever been fired from an aeroplane. We
have no armored aeroplane, and the ma
chines on hand are not efficient enough
for flying duty.
"During the eight years above referred
to, which have netted only about twenty-
four qualified flyers, there have oc
cuyrred seventeen deaths In connection
with military aviation, fifteen officers
having been killed. The other two cases
(Continued on Page Two. Column Two.)
Ice in Platte Breaks;
Bridges in Danger
LOUISVILLE. Neb.. Feb. ft fSnor-UI
Telegram.) Ice In the Platte river broke
this afternoon and herole efforts are
being made by railroad men to portect
the river bridges here. Roma nf the tea
Is nearly three feet thick and gorgea
have formed in several nlacea. the larg
est being a mile and a half up the stream
from here. The lowlands are under water
and the Rock Island trains were unabl?
Burlington trains manage to ereep along
the river, but ice and debris is thrown
upon the right-of-way continually. The
wsgon bridge is in greatest danger, sev
eral Ice breakers having been broken and
one bent being gone at 6 o'clock.
The Missouri Pacific bridge Is holding,
but If the big gorge above breaks It is
believed both it and the wagon bridge
will go out.
Reply to Protest
WASHINGTON. Veb. 21. Ambassador
Penfleld at Vienna cabled today he hsd
presented the American note asking for
investigation and explanation of the at
tack on the American tanker Petrolite
near Alexandria several weeks aiiO. and
had been promised a prompt reply. It
waa said at the State department that
the reply probably would give basis for
Wilson Files as
President in Iowa
I'KS MOINKS. la., Feb. 21. -President
Wilson today filed affidavit with W. H.
Allen, secretary of stste, as candidate
for president on the drmocrstlc ticket
at the presidential preference primary to
be heal In Iowa April 10. This Is the first
presldentisl affidavit ever filed in Iowa,
as a presidential preference primary will
be held for the first time In this ste In
VILLA DEFEATS FORCE ""
OF CARRANZA SOLDIERS
F.L PASO. Tex., Feb. Il -rian-Isco
Villa with SCO men attacked an eiial
Carranxa force under 'Seneral Jesus
Cavanoi at Cuslhuria- hic at Friday and
drove Cavazos to Chihuahua iy, accord
ing to private mrsKnfits received today
from Ch hualiua.
First in WarFirst in Peace
BORN V; ! T TJItD
ALONG YSER CANAL
Berlin War Office Reports Repulse
of Hand Grenade Attack on Po
sition North of Ypres.
AIR ATTACKS ARE NUMEROUS
UKRLIN, Feb. 21. (Via London.!
-Ucpulse of a British hand gren
ade attack against the new German
position on the Yser canal, north of
Ypres, was announced today by the
German war office..
The official statement says:
"Western Theater North of .Tpres an
Knglish hand grenade attack on our new
position on the canal was repulsed.
"South of Ixws tho enemy again waa
forced to withdraw from our crater po
"On the Iens-Arras high road they at
tacked without success.
"Our aeroplane squadron attacked sev-.
eral enemy positions behind their, lines,
such as Kurnes, Poperlnghe, Amiens and
"Many successful results were observed.
" Eastern Theater Russian attacks In
front of Dvlnsk failed. Minor enemy ad
vances at other points also were repulsed.
"Balkan Theater There Is nothing to
Hmn Small, Says Paris.
PATHS. Feb. 21. (Via London.) The
war office gave out the following report
this afternoon: N
"Artillery operations on both sides were
light over the whole front, except north
of Verdun, where there waa some aotlv
Ity. In the Artola dUtrlct, northwest of
Hill No. 140, the enemy attempted with
out success two local attacks with gren
ades. "A squadron of five French aeroplanes
bombarded munitions depots at Chateau
e Martlncoiirt and at Asoudanga (south
west and southeast of Dleussee).
"German aeroplanes dropped projectiles
last night on Lunevllle, Dombasle and
Nancy. They caused oi ly a small amount
Suit for Tideland
WASHINGTON. Feb, 21-The supreme
court today upheld the claim of the state
of California to title to the so-called
Phlneaa Banning tide land In the Inner
harbor of Han Pedro.
SACHAMENTO. Cal . Feb. H.-ThU de
cision affects every piece of tide land
In California, according to the surveyor
general's office and several millions of
dollars worth of lands are confirmed to
Rev, Isaac Crook,
Educator, is Dead
SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 21. -The Uev.
Isaac Crook, M years old, former
president of Ohio university, and o'
the I'niverilty of the Pacific, at ftiu
Jose, Cal.. died auddendiy at his borne
here last night. Ieatli was attributed to
heart failure. The Rev. Mr. Cook had
been a puaior in Cincinnati for years.
Radio Message Will Be Relayed to
All Parts United States by Amateurs
P.Oi'K ISLAND, III, Feb. 21 -Rock
Inland arsenal tonight will be the center
of a demonstration to convince the nation
I of the radio prepaiedneaa of the country's
,10.000 licensed wireless operators. A mes-
ss ge will be flashed from thla point In
j keeping with the spirt of the following
day, the anniversary of the birth of
(leorfc-e Washington. The message will be
written by an officer at Itock Islund
arsenal. It will be delivered to William
H. K Irwin at his home In Davenport,
whero he maintains a wireless station.
He will endeavor to send It to the gov
ernors of every state and the mayors of
larger cities. It will be read publicly at
Lexington, Mass., and Mount Vernon,
the home of Washington, by boy scouts
of those cities with appropriate cere
monies. Kir ln hss Issued dctsiled Instructions
to the wireless operators of the nation
urging them to rgerclse extreme eare in
handling the test, which haa been
ft HaV;,,-s -'.iV X i
IS BIGGEST FACTOR
United States Army Tacticians De
clare it is Now Dominating" Fea
ture in Warfare.
SCHOOL OPENS AT FORT SILL
KOUT SILl,, Okl., Feb. 21. Ar
tillery fire, declared by army s tac
ticians to be "the dominating factor
in modern warfare.' holds the Inter
est at tho United States Army School
of Fire, tho ninth annual session of
which opened hero today. In con
Junction with tbe School of Fire, the
opening meeting of the School of
Vusketry, which is chiefly con
cerned In the training of officers In
directing and controlling the fire of
liudles of troops, was held. About
I0Q commissioned and noncommla
auiaed officers wore here.
.Three-Inch guns are used in the School
of Fire. These guns shoot 4 projectile
which contains about too shrapnel bul
lets and has a, maximum range for
accurate firing of B.000 yards.
Officers In charge of the school have
announced that, although there Is little
class-room work In connection with the
course, actual firing probably will not
begin until some time In April.
At the close of .the present session In
Jnne there will be a one-month course
for the field artillery officers of the or
ganised militia from various states.
A second session for the regular army
officers wilt begin August 20.
The tSohnol of Musketry, which is be
ing held In conjunction with the School
of Fire, was organised laat July. Army
experts pointed out that It has been
demonstrated that ma as-filing la far
more effective than individual marks
manship and for that reason no atten
tion Is patd to this latter phase of war
fare In the School ef Musketry.
Two Men Executed
at Bellefonte, Pa.
BELLBFONTE. Pa.. Feb. -Roland
8. Pennington and George H. March
were today electrocuted In .the death
house of the new penitentiary here for
the murder In November, 191J, of 8.
Lwls Plnkerton in Delaware county. A
hard fight was made to save the men,
their case having been rarrled to the
supreme court and then taken before the
board of pardons five times. Penning
ton is said to have been the first per
son of Quaker extraction to suffer the
denth penalty In Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Sarah K.Bolton,
Authoress, is Dead
CLMVELANn, O., Feb. 21. Mrs. RarsH
Knowles Pulton,. 4, prominent as an
author and charily worker, died here to
day. Mrs. Bolton wrote thirty books, best
known among them being the "Famous
Men and Women" series, Including "Poor
Iiojs Who Pecsme Famous," and "Poor
'Hi la Who Kecame Famous." She wis
born In Farmlngton, Conn.
authorized by the 1'nlted States govern
ment. When Klrwin flashes his message,
the text of which will not be given out
in advance. It will be picked up by all
stations within a radius of 300 miles. It
will be repeated by all stations receiving
It and lu a few minutes It Is hoped to
roer the whole nation from Maine to
California and Florida to Washington.
The radio men of the nation expect to
demonstrate to the satisfaction of the
government that wireless Is the quickest
means of arousing the people in time of
crisis. They contrast their work with the
performance of Paul llevere, who used
the best means tu-n available to spread
an order for mobilisation a horse.
Klrwin. since his arrival In Davenport
several months a no. has distinguished
himself with wireless accomplishments.
I'nder direction of the Davenport Rotary
club, he sent a m"-sage of greeting to
practically every city In the nation on
New Year's day. His station "SXE" Is
under special government I 'cense.
BILITIS, RUSS ARE
Muscovite Advance Into Asiatio Tur
key is Spreading- Out in the
Form of a Gigantio
LAKE VAN DISTRICT OCCUPIED
Russian Advance Guard is Reported
Within Short Distance of the
RELIEF FORCE TURNS BACK
LONDON. Feb. 21. Tha Rns
sians have occupied the entire- Lake
an district, the Turks retiring
southward and even evacuating Blt-
lle, according to a Petrograd dia
l's, .ch received In Rome and given
t ut here by tbe wireless press.
On the other wing, according to
the dispatch, the Russian advance
Stnrds have arrived within a short
ii:ance of Treblzond on the Black
Relief Fxaedltloa Raits.
1'KTROGHAD, Feb. 2t.-(Vla London.)
A dispatch from Ttflls to Boris Oa-
sette, as that two Turkish army oorpa
which were on their way to reinforce
Krxermn. have been turned back en
being Informed that the fortress, had
Tarka llrlve Away Warships.
CON8TANTIXOPLF. Feb. .-Vla
Ixmdon, Feb. Jl.)-The following state
ment on military operations was Issued
today by the war office:
"The hostile warships whteh shelled
Neddul 'Mahr and Teke Burnu on Feb
ruary IS were bit by several grenades
from our batteries and compelled to
"On February 19 our batteries also
compelled the retirement of a hostile
monitor which bombarded the height of
"On February IT one of our airman
bombarded a transport ship anchored
near Mudroa. The forepart of the ship
waa set on fire."
Bristol Does Not "
Like Daniels' Idea
for Plane Service
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2t-Captaln Mark
Bristol, head of the navy aeronautical
service, today told the bouse navsl com
niltte that his estimate ,'bT I?.sa60 as
the cost of the navy's eld craft needs
had been reduced to the tJ.Oco.Ooa asked
for In the pending appropriations bill
without his being consulted. -
Captain Bristol added that be disap
proved Secretary Daniels' proposal to es
tablish a special flying corps In the navy,
holding that officers and men should be
trslned tn the navy requirements before
they were given special training for air
Ills original estimate, the witness said,
called for an appropriation of StJ.s00,0O9
for air craft On instruction from the
Navy department he had struok out a
proposal for two air craft ships to coat
13,000.000 each. He had not been consulted,
be said, as to the further reduction.
To complete the proposed fire-year
building program for the nary Captain.
Bristol said a total expenditure ef nearly
13,000,000 on air craft would be necessary '
There would be 1M aeroplanes, fifteen
dirigibles and fifty-three kite balloons
with the fleet, he said; 130 aeroplanes and
fifteen kite balloons operating from sta
tlons for coast patrol; two advance baa
units with tws.ity-four aeroplanes, two
dirigibles and two kite balloon and a
provision for foity-slx aeroplane for the
naval militia. . -
The personnel needed, he said, la ut
officer and SSI wen. If the full program
were carried out there would be tt offl
oers and tios men In the aeronautical
service, he said.
M, P, Passenger is
wrecked in Kansas; '
One Trainman Hurt
-'-" vn,M.t ffpo, L
-Missouri Padflo train No. 107. which
oi nansua city at 1:60 o'clock this aft
ernoon for Minneapolis and St. Paul. wa4
deiailed at Wade switch near here lata
today. No passengers were Injured, ac
cording to reports received here. Th
engine, baggage car and day coach left
It was definite! iahn-h.,4
( arl Miller, a fireman of Kansas City,
was the only person hurt. He sustained
a dislocated shoulder in Jumping.
The derailment was caused by spread
ing rails. . The smoking car. which als
was derailed, turned partly over andj
passengers In it broke the window ta
escape. The train waa running forty
miles an hour when the accident ecu red.
German Aeropanes .
Drop Bombs Into
Camp of the Allies
BBrtUN, FebT .-Vla London.)-An
official statement Issued here today says '
that the German naval aeroplane on .
Sunday dropped a large number of
bombs en th aerodrome and camp at
Furnes. In west Flanders, near th .
North sea, and- returned safely.
BERNK. Feb. n.-(V!a Paris-A dis
patch from Romonshorn says that the
new shed constructed to hold four Zep.
pellna at Krledrlchshaffen was partly
destroyed In a storm last Tuesday. Thar
was no loss of life and It is not know
It sny damage was done to Zeppelins.
Frledrichshsffen. a town of Wurtem
berg, on the Lake of Constance, la tha
chief construction and repairing place
for Zeppelins, the firet tests of which
are usually made over the lake. Roman
shorn Is also on th lake, but In CwU