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VOL. XLV NO. 214.
Oa Train, at Motel
ti ataada. ee., la.
Banken and Kiddies Are Both Hon
ored on the Same Day at the
Eleventh Annual Omaha
Motor Exposition.
Already Oyer 1,000 Territory Deal-en-Have
Arrived and Total for
Week Expected to Be 3,000.
The second day of the eleventh
annual Omaha motor exposition
found the big municipal Auditorium
crowded from morning until night
wUh an attendance that considera
bly exceeded that of the opening
aay.- Washington day permitted a
holiday or a shorter working day for
many Omahans and they topk ad
vantage of this to attend the show.
It wag Bankers' and Kiddies' day
In one yesterday. Admission to the
little folk was reduced to 15 cents
yesterday afternoon and they took
advantage of the offer in great num
bers. The boys and girls seemed to
take just as much interest in the ex
hibits as did the grown-ups and many
of them could talk much more intel
ligently of the specifications and de
signs of the cars than their elders.
Th salesmen In the various booths en
tered Into the spirit of the occasion and
answered the questions of the curious
lads and lassies with the same courtesy
they would a man or woman In the mar
ket for a car.
Oat-of-Toirn Dealer Arrive.
One of the most gratifying features of
the show to the agents la the large num
ber of out-of-town dealers who are com
ing In. Last year 1,800 out-of-town deal
ers visited the show, but this week bids
well to shnttef that record asunder. Al
ready over 1.000 dcalera have come In
from tut-of-town. Every train brings
many more In, and before the week Is
over it la confidently expected that the
total number will exceed S.OOO.
And these out-of-town men are buying
cars. Every single one of them has
prosperity for his motto and believes
that 1914 Is going to be a banner year
In this territory. Aa a result they are
putting In large advance orders. Many
are buying whole tralnloads of machines
for Immediate delivery. Trade territory
tributary to Omaha Is not going to sutler
any hard times this year, and the auto
- men know this. They know business U
,-hoIhk to-bo-aotter than ever -veforr-and
they are preparing for It.
But dealers are not the .only owt-of-
town 'men who are visiting the show -in
largo "numbVrs. Farmers and chaps from
the mailer towns near by are coming In
by the score. The fame of the Omaha
show haa spread far and wide and the
men who are figuring on the purchase of
a machine are taking this opportunity to
see all the cars at one time In the same
place so they can make their comparl
sons. .
Today Farmers Day.
. Today is Farmers' day at the show and
it Is anticipated that hundreds will bo on
hand. This Is the first time the farmer
has been honored with a day at an auto-
(Contlnued on Page Two, Column Two.)
"Man Charged With
'' Stealing Mail at
Utica, Neb., Taken
MINNEAPOLIS. Feb. H.-John Cecil
Mc Kinney, former valet to Arthur
Achen, now serving a term in Stillwater
prison for burglary, was to be taken to
Omaha, Neb., late today to answer a
charge of stealing a pouch of mail at
Utica, Neb.
Robber Loots Bank;
Locks Two in Vault
MINNEAPOLIS. Feb. 23.-A robber en
tered the Camden Park State bank here
late today, locked the cashier and
carpenter in the vault and escaoed
with sm
Several weeks ago the same bank was
robbed by three bandits.
The bank was closed today, but the
cashier wao working on his books and a
carpenter was doing repair work. The
robber tapped on the front window, mo
tioning the cashier to the door. When
the door was opened the robber drew a
Vevolver and ordered both men Into the
vault. Some time later the carpenter,
using his chisel, let himself and the
cashier out of their prison.
The Weather
Tent pern tare
t Omana Veatexday.
Hour. Des.
S s. m 35
s. in M
" a. in 38
S a. m 34
a. m
10 a. m :h
11 a. in 34
12 m S4
1 p. ra 33
2 p. m M
3 p. m 3?
4 p. 111 34
5 p. in 35
p. m 34
7 p. ni 34
Comparative Local Krcord.
Official record of temperature and pre
liniiaitun rompared with the correspond
ing .eriod of the last three years:
1 !!. l'JH. 191.
Highest yesterday...
Lowest yesterday....
Mean temperature..,
34 S 27 23
.... 82 ::i 3 1
....34 34 ih U
0l .!) .4 .)
Temi-erature and
precipitation depar
tures from the normal
Normal temperature
Kxcess for the day
L'Total deficiency since March 1 5
Xormul precipitation Ot Inch
rfciency for tlie day Inch
To'al ra'nfall since March l..,2i1'n h"a
I wlici-in ' :n e ilmcli 1 v; j .j,
I .f luency ror cor. pill. t'lt. I Mlml.fl
1 'i f "u-i i, y for cor. t , jd. I I3. 3 til Inches
l A. VtKLMI. j.,i :.server.
Object of Building Policy of United
States Formulated in 1903 to
Surpass Teuton Power
on Sea.
Present Program is to Hate Fleet
Equal to Greatest Within
Ten Years.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. The
object of the building policy for
mulated in 1903 by the navy gen
eial board, it was disclosed today
before the house naval committee,
v as to keep the United States ahead
cf Germany In the race for naval
supremacy. The statement was
made by Hear Admiral Charles J.
Badger, a member of the general
board, who explained that the policy
bad contemplated a fleet of forty
eight first line battleships by 1919
t" accomplish its purpose.
The statement did not go into the
record of the hearing and Admiral
Badger did not amplify it to show
why the board had thought such a
course necessary. The admiral was
replying to a suggestion that the
object of the old policy, abandoned
this year by the board for the first
time, was to keep the American navy
In second place. While that was
the effect It had, he said, the real
object was to keep ahead of Ger-
Cbaove of Poller.
This year the board fixed as Its poller
the creation by 1925 of a fleet eaual to
the most powerful afloat at that time.
The committee did not go Into the board a
reasons for changing: Its Ideas hevnn
drawing out the explsnatlon that the
board believed that a Poet 1 per cent
superior to any fighting force that mlaht
be brought against It would be necessary
to insure against the invasion of Ameri
can soil by an enemy.
Under oiestlonlng by Representative
Kelley. Admirsl Badger said the con
struction of three additional riread-
naughta and eight battle, cruisers would
Piace me navy on a par with the capital
snips or the German fleet today. Ger
many now has twenty-two dreadnaughts
and eight battle cruisers, he said, ac
cording to the best available Information.
while the United States has all told nine
teen ships ft the dreadnauht alss.'
oeMri-Oreat Brltalrrsprobable TTeet
within two years. Admiral Badger said
the United States would be obliged to
have a total force of forty, dreadnaughts,
rirteen battle cruisers, twenty-flve ewlft
scouting craft, 500 submarines and de
stroyers. . He was' not favoring such a
program, but merely answering questions
by Representative Butler. Such a fleet
could not be built In two years, he added,
though it might be constructed In four.
Jast Wot HI Enoagh.
In urging a great increase In the fleet
Admiral Badger said he did not wish to
be understood as saying the present force
fwas not a thoroughly efficient one.
T" did not want to ' give the Impres
sion," he added, "that our fleet is no
good. The only trouble with It Is that
It Is not big enough for possibilities. It's
a good fleet, well drilled, well equipped
and well organised. Wo are now pre
pared Just as far as our power will per
mit us to be. More power means more
Regarding the present piece o: the
United States fleet among the navlos of
the world Admiral Badger said he classed
It as third in fighting power, w!th France
a close fourth.
"I think we are No. i," he aaid. "Japan
Is coming along, but has a good deal to
do to equal Our fleet In military power
fighting efficiency I think we are a
pretty good third, with Franc not far
Denver Gets Opti&n
on City Water Pant
DENVER. Colo., Feb. M.-A contract
approved late yesterday by the commis
sioners, by which the city secures an
option of the plant of the Denver Union
Water company, was said by officials
to be the longest step yet taken toward
the acquisition of a municipal water
plant, litigation over whose affairs has
Involved legal controversies In state and
federal court for several years.
The purchase price Is exported to be
determined In an appeal to the United
States supreme court from the decision
of W. J. Chlnn, special master appointed
by the federal district court, whose val
uation figures of 113,415,000 are to be
passed upon.
After the decision of the supreme court
the electorate of the city la to decide at
a special election whether the property
Is to be bought.
Amateurs Relay Radio Message
to All Parts of
CHICAGO. 111.. Feb. 22. -The message
sent by wireless to governors of the
states and mayors of the larger cUies
at 11 o'clock last nlgbt from Daven
port, la., aa a demonstration of the
radio preparedness of the country's S.OOO
licensed ematour operators, reached the
remotest parts' of the country through
various relays, according to advices re
ceived here todsy.
On account of the number of relays
It required about an hour and a half
to send the measage to the Pacific
coast, more than 2,400 j miles from Its
starting point.
The message, which was authorised by
the I'nlted " States goceritmnit and
signed by Colonel w. J. N'ch -l?on.
commander at the tint k Island gjandl,
is f. follons:
Six Firemen and Two Passengers
Killed as Passenger Special
Hits Freight.
MILFORI). Conn., Feb. s
persons were killed and iu"' vvf ,
a score injured today in a wy -on
the New York, New Haven &.Hart
ftrd railroad near here. A special
passenger train from New Haven
ran into the rear of No. 79 from
Springfield Just as a freight train
was passing on the other track.
Parts of the three trains were piled
In a mass of wreckage and several
coaches rolled over and 'over down
an embankment. A statement at
2:30 this afternoon by the New
Haven said six trainmen and two
passengers were killed.
The know dead are: '
ALLEN, t'roton, Conn., died in hos
pital as result of injuries.
in hospital as result of Injuries.
Prominent Men Injareil.
BRIDGEPORT. Conn.. Feb. 22 Among
the Injured passengers from the Mllford
wreck who are at a hotel here are John
R. Kllpatrick of New York, former tale
athlete and foot ball player; Alien Corey,
son of William E. Corey, former presi
dent of the United States Steel corpora
tion and former Tale base" ball captain;
Morgan O'Brien, son of former Justice
Morgan J. O'Brien of the New York
state supreme court, and Ford Johnson.
All ere Tale men and were on the last
car of the passenger train. It Is not be
lieved any of them suffered serious in
Jury. RsTra Itoad Statement.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 13. An of
ficial statement Issued by the New
Haven road here at 150 o'clock said:
'Train No. 79 stopped on track three,
about three-quarters of a mile east of
Mllford, because of trouble with air hose
between engine and head car. While
working on It passenger train No. 5 ran
Into Its rear. Engineer and fireman of
No. 5, flagman and Pullmnn car porter
of No. 79 were killed. The engine of No.
B was driven over the emhan-.ment and
the rear coach of No, 79 was driven over
on to a freight train which was moving
In the same direction on adjoining track
No. 1. Sixteen persons were Injured,
some of them seriously."
Bonaparte Sees War
For United States a
Few Months Away
.NEW YORK. Fob, It.-I'.fM for "jr
parcdnets, wtlh a warning by
Charley" J. Bona jpaYte." former t
States attorney general. lthat the United
States was facing grave perils. . were
voiced toCay Vr speakers at a meeting of
the national committee of the American
Defense aocloty held here.- ,
Rear Admiral Flsk had been expected
to deliver an address, but had been for
bidden to speak by Secretary Daniels.
Referring to this prohibition, Honry Rou
terdntl, momben of tho board of truatoea
of the society, sold: . .
"The mnstora In errors in Washington
have gagged the officers of the army
and navy, who, In the patrlotlo move
ment for preparedness cannot even say
that two and two make four. The gag
rule In general Is by order of the highest
authority in tho land."
Tho warning Issued by Mr. Bonaparte
was contained In a letter read at the
ireutlng. In It he said:
"The failure to use the days of peace
in fitting the country for the trials of
war can only lead to monstrous losses,
a fearful expenditure of blood and treas
ure and the gravest danger to the na
tion's prosperity, honor and even life.
"We have now before us a period which
may be very short and cannot be very
long, in which to put our country In a
respectable" state of defense before It
can be, In all human pobablllty, exposed
to the gravest perils, perils which may
well await It within a time measured
by months rather than years." .
More than 100 members 01 tho commit
tee were present, representing every sec
tion of the country.
British Steamship
Dinde is Sunk
LONDON', Feb. 22. Sinking of the
British steamship D:ngle is reported by
Uoyd's. There probably Is only one
survivor. No details have been received.
The Dingle, of &SJ tons gross and 170
feet long, was built In 114 snl owned
by the West Lancashire Steamship com
pany of Liverpool.
NEW wRK, Feb. U. n explosion
aboard the Rrltlsh steamer Stormount,
In dry dock on the Brooklyn water front,
today Injured fifteen persons, four seri
ously. The explosion was said to have
been due to gas.
U. 5. in Short Time
"A democracy requires that a people
who govern and educate . themselves
should be so armed and disciplined that
they can protect themselves."
Boy Scouts were on hsnd todsy to de
liver the messages to the various execu
tives throughout the country.
DAVENPORT. Ia.. Feb. C-Twenty
minutes from Davenport to. Hoqulam,
Wash., was the record established by the
radio message on preparedness sent
throughout the country last night. The
message left the station of W. II. Klrwtn.
formerly of tho United Mates army at
11 o'clock, central time. It reached
Hoqulam at I'sciric tlma, twenty
minutes afterward and was delivered to
'h Puvit hound navy yards and re-(do.i-d
fr ly the crniinsinlaiil.
'abinet "Members and
rttt Attend Celebration
at the Continental Me
morial Hall.
Washington's Farewell Addren in
Listened To by Senator and
WASHINGTON', Feb. 22. Every
afency of the American government
paused today to pay homage to the
memory of George Washington in
tie capital which bears his name.
President Wilson, Secretary Lan
sing, Ambassador .lusaerand and
other national figures gatherel at a
celebration at Continental Memorial
hall, under the auspices of asso
ciated patriotic societies.
Both houses of congress urciulcd busi
ness while Fsnator Johnson of Maine and
Representative Rsker of California read
General's Washington's farewell address,
with Its poignant phrases of warning
against "insidious wiles of foreign In
fluence," 'rrlachlrfs of foreign intrigues,"
and "the Impostures of pretended patriot
ism." Tli farewell addvess las been
read In congress every year for genera
tions, but probably never before was
Washington's words so closely npptleJ
to present-day conditions.
At Mount Vernon on the Potomac
wreaths and flowers were laid on the
first presidents tomb, many made pil
grimages to the mansion and reverently
passed through tho rooms where he lived
and tiled, and others visited hti monu
ment which towers from the Mall here.
The day was practically a holiday here,
with all of the executive departments of
the government? closed, most of them all
day and some after noon.
Views on Prepared neaa.
At Continental Memorial bail the
president and a large audience ap
plauded the reading of Washington's
views of national preparedness In ex
cerpts from mis message to congress.
"Although written more than a hun
dred years ago, these words of Wash ng
ton sound as If he had Just awakened
from his long sleep to utter them, so
applicable are they to us now," de
clared William C, Flttn, former attor
ney general of Alabama, one of the
President Wilson made no address.
. " Speech ' Read In Senate.
Vice President Marshall, In designating
Seriate r Johnson to read the address,
aalflv -r '" - -.J- . .' -
,v"In a -time of stress and tumult when
men, mad with the lust .of passion and
of war, are seeking to tear 'up the
nclent- landmarks of ' civilisation,' re
move the lighthouses and the buoys. It
la fit that the great father of the re
public should be honored and revered in
the United States senate chamber and
that the concentrated wisdom of his life
time should bo listened to not only by
the senate of the United States, but by
the people of the republic"
Senators on both sides applauded vig
orously. . Recess was . taken until to
morrow In respect to Washington's
Austrians Make
Air Raids Over
Northern Italy
BERLIN, Feb. 22.-(Vla Sayvtlle.) Air
ralda over Lombardy, with damage re
ported at points attacked by the avia
tors, are announced by Austro-Hungar-lan
army headquarters In today's official
statement, received bere today. ,
The statement says:
"There have been lively artillery com
bats on the I sons front, especially near
An Austro-Hungarlan air squadron
attacaed factories In Lombardy. Two
aeroplanes advanced as far aa Milan for
reconnoltering purposes. Another air
aqadron attacked the aerodrome and
docks of Desenxano on Lake Oarda. In
some lnstancea hits scored on objects of
attack were observed to both enterprises.
Ail the aeroplanes returned safely In
spite of heavy artillf ry fire."
Italian Forces Are
Victorsin Mountains
ROME (Via Paris). Feb. 21-The
Italian forcea have conquered the moun
tainous sons of Cn.Uo, between the Lar-
ganxa and Cegnle Torrents In the Kugana
valley region. They have also occupied
the towns of Ronchl and Roncegno. This
section lies aoout fifteen miles east of
IIO.VOLL'LI". T. 11., Feh. 2?.-A'band
of lepers st the leper settlement on the
islsnd of Mtoloksl found a tin of wood
alcohol and drank It, wilh the result
that four men and one woman are dead
and several others sre seriously 111, ac
cording to word received here today
from Kalaupana, the principal village of
the settlement.
fessed up to hacking the
cherry tree, rather than
tell a lie. In business the
truth serves better than a
lie every time, but you
must let the people know
Advertise in The Bee
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Twenty-Two of Cfrew of Dirigible
Meet Death When Craft is De
stroyed in France.
PARIS, Fob. 22. The .entire
new of the Zeppelin air'sbtp brought
down by French guns near Brabant
Ie-Rol yesterday, twenty-two in
number, perished,' according to a
Iiavan dlapatch from Par-Le i)uc.
The Zeppelin wm brought to
earth by the first shdt from an auto-
n'oblle mounted cannon at Ravlgny,
the dispatch adds.
The Zeppelin waa one of the latest
model, according to the advices, being of
the marine type, and numbered L-Z T7.
Another Zeppelin was following It fifteen
kilometers behind when the French gun
ners began to fire. .
The crew of the second Zeppelin, wit
nessing the destruction of the L-Z 77,
turned ' their airship sharply -and pro,
coedod In another direction.' The 'pres
ence of the Zeppelin waa announced be-'
tween '1:80 'and 1:43. It fought against
the wind and advanced slowly. As soon
as It was within range the cannonade
begnn In the rear of the dirigible, while
an Incendiary projectile seemed to tear
across the Zeppelin, Igniting the right
side of the craft.
The fire waa soon sweeping along the
entire length of the airship. It burned
steAdlly, no report from an explosion be
ing heart. Little by little It came down,
lighted up by flaming pieces of the en
velope which becanio detached, . .
Touching the earth the bombs which
the Zeppelin carried exploded.
An enormous crowd of persons who had
run serosa the country from all direc
tions gathered, while the roads were
filled with automobiles .on their .way to
the scene. Those who arrived found on
the ground nothing but the debris of the
air craft, among which lay from twenty
to thirty bodies'.
tivll War Vrlrrsa lleail.
ALAMKDA. Cel., Feh. 2l.-.MaJor Dan
lei F. t'alllnan. I'. H. A . retired, died at
his resilience here tolay after an Hlno's
of sis months, lie U survived by four
sons and a daughter.
i .
Senator Lodge Advocates Return
to Ideals of George Washington
MORRISTOWN. N. J., Feb, 2:.-l nited
States Senator Henry Cabot Lodxe of
Sfttssachusetts In a speech delivered here
today before the Washington association
paid tribute to the popular government
which Waahlngtun founded snd which,
he asserted, has been lost.
Senator I-odge said that when the opin
ions of l ashlngton and Lincoln on gov
ernment by the people were quoted, "we
acre told that IJncoln lived fifty years
ago, and Washington In a period of great
antiquity, and although they were un
doubtedly remarkable men In their day,
they could hardly be compared with tha
master minds engaged In undoing their
work and. moreover, that everytning had
altered aince they flourished.
"I have said frequently and I will ven
ture to say sgalo that while I sm far
from thinking that all the wisdom died
Teutons Report Taking Sight Hun;
' dred Meters and Paris Admits
. the Loss.
,, BERLIN (Via London), Feb. 22.
The capture of 800 metres of
French positions east of 8ouches by
German troops la announced today
by the German war office.
The official statement is as fol
Western theater: After several
bazy days the weather, cleared yes
terday, thla leading to lively art'll
cry activity at many points between
La Basseo canal and Arras where,
following up our efefctlve artillery
bombardment we captured by storm
800 metres of French positions east
of Boucbes and made seven officers
and, 319 men prisoners.
VOetween the' Bomme and the Olse, on
the Alsne front and at several points in
the ' Champagne, fighting activity grew
Increasingly violent. Northwest of Ta
hure, a. French .hand,, grenade attack
"In tho hills on both banks of the
Mojse above Pun, artillery bittlea de
veloped which grew at certain points to
considerable ' violence and continued
throughout last night.
"There have been nerlsl engagements
between aviators on both sides especially
behind the onemy front. A Oermsn air
ship fell victim to enemy flrer near
Bcvlguy during tin nliiht.
"Kastern and Kjlkan thaateis: The situ
atlon U generally unchanged.
I'art of foslltoa Hetakea.
PA11IS, Feb. "2.-Vla London.) Otrman
forces yeaterdny evening delivered
strong attack against the French pnst
tlons St. the Forest of fllvenchy (east of
.touches) accordlpg to official announce
ment made by the French war office thla
afternoon and were successful In pene
trating the first lines of the French
trenches for a dUtnnce of 8 JO miters. Thar
then oecupiiul soma of the French com
municating trenches, but a French coun
ter attack resulted In drlvlnz them from
all but a few of theso pet itions.
with our forefathers, I am perfectly cer
tain that all the wisdom was not born
"Kvery thinking man." continued he,
"of any age is disposed If not eager to
welcome new ldess, hut the condition of
his doing so Is thst the Idea shall be
really new as well aa beneficial."
He lsued a warning to. the "peace at
any price" advocatea and In conclusion
"The men of Washington's day .who
were for peace at any price, frankly be
cause they were afraid and cared more
for money than aught elae, are forgot
ten, but the name of Washington Is
enshrined and teterenced by all nations.
!-t us not depart from his teachings or
from his high conception of a man's
duty. Iet us spply that conception now
and put it Into action without fear or
Information from Berlin Indioatos
that Poiition of the United
States is Aoccpted In
Largo Fart.
Kaiser Takes Poiition DefemWo
Armament May Be Used for Of
fensire Against Subseaa.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. Confi
dential advices from Berlin tolay in
dicate that Germany soon will lo
ft rni the United Stateg that Its pre
vious assurances thft unresisting
liners will not be attacked without
arulng holds good for future sub
marine operations, provided, how
ever, that such liners do not carry
The German government will con
tend, the advice stat, that what
new ia characterized aa defensive
atmament really is offensive arma
ment when submarines are con
cerned and will propone dlscuseioa
with the United State of what do
fen Rive armament properly may be.
As none of the British and French
liners now clearing from American
ports carry any guns whatever, ruch
assurances from Germany will be In'
the nature of reassurance for the
safety for the neutrals they carry,
even under the terms of the new
submarine campaign.
Mag Not Re Sntlefaetorr.
How far such assurancea will go
toward meeting the Htate department s
oojecuon mat the Lusltanla agreement
aa at present drawn applies only to the
past and not to the future, probably
only can be determined when they are
formally laid before Secretary Lansing.
There were Intimations from official
quarters today that the United States
would not permit the negotiations over
the general subject of armed ahlps to
be drawn out Indefinitely. Tfre adminis
tration. It la said, wants to have tho alt
uatlon clarified without delay.
Wllaoa Talk with Leader.
Last night's conference between r real-
dent Wilson, Senator atone and Repre
sentative Flood, chairman of tha con
gresatonal committees dealing with for
eign affairs, and Senator Kern, tho dem
ocratic floor leader, waa aaid authori
tatively today to haVnjKTn'LetJf In order
that the president might Inform tha eon
grosslonal leaders on tho status of nego
tiations . with Qermany over submarine
warfare.. ., . v ..
Secretary Lansing discussed the ska.
tlon further with the president this
morning. The president does not believe
these should be much discussion of tho
foreign situation In congress because of
danger of embarrassing negotiations be
ing carried on by the Htate department.
Children of Slums
Healthier Than
Those from Farms
. DETIUDIT. Mich., Feb. . School ehlU
dren of the city alums are healthier aa
a rula than those who attend rural
schools, said Thomas V. Wood, professor
of physios! education In Columbia uni
versity, addressing tho National Council
of Kducatlon today. Ho urged that school
authorities In tha rural . districts devote
more attention to tha physical welfare
of children. . ,
"Tho general death rata In rural New
York," he said, "has for five years been
greater than that of New Torlc City.
Apparently within tha last decade or
two, the health of rural America baa do
ollned below that of tho cities, or per
hops It Is truer to say that within thla
period the standards of living and health
of the cities have risen above those of
tha rural regions. Much of tha beat
human stock, particularly within tho last
half century, baa moved from tho farms
to the cities."
Mr. Wood recomended that rural schools
adopt general health rules. Including
regular examination by health experts
of all school children, examination and
care of acholara' teeth, service of a school
or district nurse, warm lunches, effective
health Instruction, sanitary buildings,
generous space for outdoor recreation,
and better trained and better paid teach-
ers. ,
Five Men and One
Woman Burned to
Death at New York
NEW TORK, Feb. C Four men a4
a woman lost their Uvea today In s
fire which destroyed a theatrical board
lug house above a restaurant in tho thea
ter section of the city. Early reports
said that a number of the actors and
actresses who were stopping la the house
had perished, but the dead were Identi
fied later as employes of the boarding
house, and Thomas Keratsas, one of tha
Thirty Victims of 1
Avalanche Missing
BERLIN. Feb. K. By Wireless to
8a yvl lie.) Reports from Saleiburg aay
that thirty peraons are still missing aa a
result of tha avalanche In tha Hochkoe
nig region. No further deaths have been
reported In addition to the fifty-five made
known yesterday.
- The elide occurred at a season when
such movements are unuiial. Working
men were clearing the roads for winter
sport and had been Joined by tourists
when the avalanche d acended tho moun
tain side In two sections.
One hundred Russian prtaenera of was
are assisting in tba rcscoa woc