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VOL -LV NO. 22i.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING. MARCH (!, 1H6.
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Kew Btande, to, B . it,. v.ii-i.,
WILSON TO SEND
AUSTRIA NOTE Hi
FRENCH RUSH TO
CHARGE AT SOUND
OF BATTLE SOfIG
BILL PROVIDING FOR
,1GE7E LAUDS IN
PORT WITH GOLD
SEARCILLIGHTS ILLUMINATE BLOODY BATTLEFIELDS AT NIGHT Modern war
fare heeds not the night, many attacks being launched, v the darkness. As an aid
POWERFUL ARMY IS
OFFERED IN SENATE
1 1 1
First of National Preparedness to
Reach Either House of Con
gress Is Introduced by
to attacks and as a defense against them, huge searchr Ns;ve been put into use. This
picture shows one of the latest type of French sear' - Ny mounted upon an automobile.
'United SUtei Government Is Pre
paring to Make Formal Demand
on Vienna for Apology
Soldiers Lap Forward with Fixed
. Bayonet! at Approaching Ger
main to Straini of
Completes Commerce Raiding Ex
cursion of Several Months with
Fifteen Ships to Its '
' , - . . , Credit.- -s. ,
PROPOSES SWEEPING CHANGES
WANTS U-BOAT CHIEF PUNISHED
J)att from Ship's Crew and Captain
. Contradicts that Given by
V Dual Crown.-
IS PRESENTED IN AFFIDAVITS
"WASHINGTON. March 5. The
uiaira i m in tun rm ti inBUaa
formal demands 'upon Austria-Hungary
as a result of the attack by an
Austrian submarine upon the Amor'
lean tank steamer Petrolite. A note
on the subject- will be dispatched
within the next few days.
It was authoritatively stated to
night that .the United States would
stand by Its original contentions and
sk an . apology for the attack,,
punishment of the submarine com
manders and reparation for the dam
age done to the vessel and injuries
Inflicted on a member of the crew,
who wag hit by a piece of shell.
The- Flret Reply.
In reply to the first American communl
cation on the subject, Austria Informed
I the State department that its version of
the affair was that the submarine com
. mander thought the Petrolite an enemy
'ship disguised with 'the American flag;"
I that he fired on the vessel because ha
I : believed it was about to ram his ship, and
1 that the commander , of the Petrolite
voluntarily rurnished . provisions when
asked to do to. , , ,
jf'1 State department since has secured
Afh formation from the captain and crew
Y ' the Petrolite directly contradictory to
the Austrian version. They have declared
In affidavits that the Petrolite was
topped In the Mediterranean by ah Aus
tria submarine which fired a number of
shells at it; that the sumbarlne com
mander asked for food, which the com
mander of the Petrolite refused ta viva
him. and that the commander of the sub
marine then, held one of the members of
the tanker's crew as a hostage while his
men went aboard the ship and took such
tores as they desired.
Aw I. . n ;i m
Viiiaua uusuei eam
Appears at Crete
CRETE, Neb., March V. (Speolal Tele
t sram.)A opel team from Omaha cam
- to Crete Saturday to conduct the scries
of evahgellstlo meetings which started
- last Tuesday ever Saturday and Sunday
of this week. The team Is composed of
Charles fZ frrnnM
Omaha ' Bar association; I Eimer . E.
Thomas, Omaha attorney; A. t! Heyden,
superintendent of the Burgess-Nash ware
house, and Mrs. Johnson, once president
of the Omaha Woman's club,
Sunday momlnx meetings were held in
. separate churches,' the one In the Meth
odist church being addressed by Mm.
Johnson and Mr. McDonald, while the one
In the Congregational church was led by
II. i r. .. . m . .
Ainjurii auiu m r. -inomas.
A men Dim meeting- was, held this
afternoon in the Methodist church, while
a like meeting for the women was sched
uled for the Congregational church. In
the .Methodlet church, with an overflow
m'vtlng In the Congregational church.
The meetings are scheduled to last for
three weeks. '
Woman Who Killed
Son Hangs Herself
AUBURN, N. T.,' March 8. Edith K.
Melber. who was serving a sentence of
twenty years for the murder of her S-
ear-old son. George, by forcing poison
down the child's throat, and leaving the
body In a swam on th eoutsklrts of Al
bany, January 6. 1911. hanged herself
with a bed sheet in Auburn prison for
women today. . '
HARRY BRADER LEAVES
LINCOLN FOR THE NORTH
(From a Staff Correspondent ).
LINCOLN, March JL (Special.)' With
the closing of the Orpheum theater In
this city last night passes out of Un.
coin one of the best known musiclana,
Harry Brader. who has led the Orpheum
orchestra for many years. Other mem
bers of the orchestra gave him a banquet
nt the close of the nerfnrmn
and a fine gold-mounted fountain nn
a. testimonial of their, friendship. Mr.
Brader will probably go to Minneapolis,
having received a tempting offer from
Tempera tares at hmm Teilrrdar
1rzsy U Hours. Peg.
6 a. m...
7 a. m...
1 a. m 34
11 a. m V
12 m 41
1 p, m 41
I p. n...,
4 p. m X
P. m 51
6 p. in , fin
7 P. m 48
Comparative ,ocal Uer. .
. . ii im 1DH wis
Highest yesterday n M 41 $
leaest yesterday 2 gj ;4 ii
Mean temperature n 24 Vi 7t
Precipitation eo .40 T T
Temperature and precipitation depar-
luira iruin mv normal ;
mini temperature an
iress for the flay in
Total excess s'n March 1
Normal preclpliatlon n( Inch
efU ioncy for tlie day Ini H
Total rainfall since March 1.. .07 Inch
Deficiency rlnce March 1 . .llm-h
Khhi lor cor. period, 1X1"... l.'il inches
iMfn-'ency for ror. )rid. 1114. .13 Inch
T Indicates trace of nrvcipitat'on.
i-k A. VYfeL&U. Lvc4 Foratasler.
i 4 i J. . ..A. .
IXCNCh SLAJSCHLJGHT auto
AT STATE CAPITAL
Governor Morehead Has Promises of
. Both Sides to Support Zim for
Senator Next TJme. -
STRING TO DEAL WITH SUTTON
Political pilgrims returning from
tbe breeding place of candidates at
Lincoln bring back with them some
spicy gossip In circulation among the
knowing ones down there. '
"The projection of Governor
Morehead as a candidate for vice
president on the democratic ticket,"
said one of these back-from-t he
capital voyagers, "la merely Intended
to give him a little advertising and
fcep him in the public eye, for he
has definitely stated he is not to be
a candidate for any office this year.
There Is no secret about It,hongb,
that the governor is Incubating &
senatorial bee which he Is holding
In storage for two years hence, 'if
he can maintain his political grip
that long. ,
"The governor has been occupying a
peculiarly strategic position, being- as
siduously courted by both democratic
Wist nlaa tm Baa Acala.
"Senator Hltchcok and . bis bunch tried
their best to persuade hint to stand for a
third term as governor, and the Bryan
crowd at the sama time exerted all their
blandishments to Induce him to try for
senator . against Hitchcock. Senator
nitchoock Is commonly supposed to have
promised In advance to support More
head for senator next time, with the full
steam of his newspaper thrown In, In
consideration of his keeping- out this
time, and Governor Morehead Is credited
with havinr played h cards so shrewdly
on the pther side of the fence also that
he has a letter, written and signed by
W. J. Bryan, telling- him what a fine
senator he would mako and how glad the
Bryana would be to ivo him the prestige
of their, favor, which .letter has been
carefuly filed away for use whenever It
can be properly capitalised.
' draft aa, I'akaowa.
"The drafting of a completely unknown
like Keith NevlUa as the gubernatorial
candidate of the Hitchcock democrats Is
taken to reflect the desperate straits they
are- in. Having- vainly done their level
best first to set Morehead on the track
and then to draw out ex-fienator William
V. Allen, they were 'p In the air with
one or two other names in renerve, but
none satisfactory, and when at tbe con
ference of the senator with his demo
cratic ' lieutenants -someone .proposed
young Neville, he was'sclsed on as a life
saver and' orders at once Issued for the
llvjiest publicity campaign to Introduce
him to the public and to extell his .vir
tues ever pulled off before- a primary,
and this campaign Is now In progress.
"Another piece of gossip comes as an
aftermath of the deal which eliminated
Pollard from the republican competition
In favor of Sutton. Aa put up to Pollard,
the proposition provided for submission
of the question as to which should with
draw to a committee of mutual friends,
and Pollard accepted the finding like a
good loser and Issued his statement ask
ing bis friends to fall In Una for Sutton.
It has since leaked out. so the story
goes, that Sutton's acquiescence had a
string to It, and that the condition of
his consent was this: . That should the
decision favor Polls rd and Pollard be
elected governor, he should appoint gut
ton to the first vacant place within bis
gift, -either as I'nited States senator or
aa member of the state supreme court.
But What Sutton was to do for Pollard
In the reverse situation seems to have
been overlooked." ,
OSHKOSH MAN CRUSHED
. UNDER AUTOMOBILE
NORTH PLATTE. Neb.. March .-(Special.)
-William Wells of Oskosh. Nab.,
was brought to the city hospital of this
place today and Is In a critical condi
tion, aa the result of an automobile ao
cident. The cSr which Mr. Wells was
driving skidled in the mud and turned
over pinning the unfortunate man be
neath the ' sim-iing wheel. The . Injured
man was held in this position for over
two hours until two woipt-n who were
In the csr at, the time could bring help.
1 I If
i 1 " ' - . If . ( I
Four Bank Bandits '
Are Found Guilty
CHICAGO, March 5. The four bandits
charged with robbing the Washington
Park National bank of ,16.000 recently
were found guilty tonight. Deliberations
of the Jury were brief. . -v '
Conviction . carries with It a aentence
under the Indeterminate law of from one
year to life Imprisonment. .
The eonvlcted men are Charles Kramer,
Harry Kramer, , Harry Fein and 'Alex
Eddie Mack, the fifth bandit, turned
state's evidence and was not prosecuted.
MAYORS VOTE FOR
. t .,
Thompson of Chicago Says Nation
May Have to Fight Powerful
Neighbor in West.
LESSONS OF PAST , UNBXEDE1)
. ST.. LOU-IS, March 8. The two
days' conference of mayors on na
tional defense, closed last night with
a banquet, at which the principal
speakers were George , W. Wicker
sham, former attorney general of the
United States; Mayor William-Hale
Thompson of Chicago, and Miss Ann
Morgan of New York. v '
, Mayor Thompson said:
"Apparently as a people, we have
failed to profit by our own exper
ience. The revolutionary war wa
won by sheer audacity and a ren aik
able display or ntrv against tre
mendous odds. The victory was no
more due to our ability than to our
opponents' asininlty. -
"Qur civil war took an awful toll from
both sides, because neither was prepared
for that Irrepressible conflict, luls a re-'
proach to ua that we do not learn from
our own history. . '- V
Left la Weak Poaltlaa.
"We may indulge In smug complacency
over our alleged neutrality, but we cannot
hide the ugly fact that our people are
contributing to the horrors of the con
flict through the stream of death-dealing
munitions, going from our shores to Euro
peso battlefields. .legally we are, within
our rights In taking thia business,, but it
leaves us In a weak position to invoke the
golden rule If we should be attacked. ,
"A complication In our situation ia the
powerful and crafty neighbor that has
grown up in our west. "Some day. not
far distant, demands will be made upon
us from that quarter which we must re
fuse. Shall -we be able to defend our
position? When that time comes, we
shall have to fight unless our defense Is
made Impregnable. .We Invite aggres
sion by our helplessness."
The conference at ita final bualneas ses
sion adopted . resolutions declaring for
universal military training, for a navy
that will make Jnls country the first
naval power In the world, for tbe locat
ing of arsenals ' and munitions plants at
places distant from either coast' am) front
the Mexican- gyVf or Canadian borders
for the mobilisation of all materials used
In war. for tbe organisation of transpor
tation service for use. -
Wssli rasgmi ta Act.
-' The resolutions urge that congress pass
laws making the principles set forth in
the resolution effective.
After the conference adjourned a com
mittee decided that a representative
should be appointed for each state to ap
tKiint a representative In each congres
sional district whose duty It shall be to
advance "preparedness sentiment.
Zeppelins Make Raid
Over East England
IjOVPO:. March S. A Zeppelin -raid
took place Sunday night when two hostile
airships erewsed over the northesat coast
of England. Th official statement an
councing the raid gives no Information
as to th damage dene.
Body af Sfarvky Take to lasr.
NfWlTII PI.ATTK. Neb., March S.-Spi
rial.) The body of John B. Murphy, who
dropped dead while at work last Krl
dsy, was taken to Creston, la., laat
night for burial. Funeral services will
be held at Creston.
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YERDUN BATTLE .
STILL IS A DRAW
. . .1
Germans Clamber Over Piles of Deal,
' Comrades in Assaults on ' ,
: French, t, . i
ADVANTAGE OF SURPRISE LOST
PARIS, March 5. It is stated
seml-offirially , that the battle . at
Verdun centlnued yesterday through
out the day with the same intensity
and without causing an change In
the respective positions of the op
posing .armies. Fighting Is still
going on for definite possession of
the village of Douaumont. -
The situation, as a. result. of tble
second phase o tthe German of
fensive la' regarded - as altogether
different from that of, the first day
battle.t , The only progress made by
the German , was during tue first
two' days of the second attack. For
the last forty-eight hours they have
The comparison also is In favor of the
French by reason of -the fact -that the
Germans now have lost the advantage of
surprise and also because the ground baa
been, torn up to such an extent that It
cannot be organised properly. .
Great Bfamaera el Dead,. .
This Information from semi-official
source points out that it must be de
moralising to the Germans to see soma
40,000 to 60,000 corpses of their comrades
lying before the French Unea.
Reinforcements brought up by the Ger
mans since the Inauguration of the see-1
ond phase of the battle on Wednesday
are estimated here at 250,000 men. raising
the total forces utilised by the' assailants
to more than 600,000. Estimate of losses
show wide variance; Details of local ac
tions and the glse of the reserves brought
up cause French observers to make the
assertion that the Germans have paid a
very heavy price for the aix sqjare miles
of ground they have gained. ,
In front ef the village -of Vaux alone
4.000 Gei-map corpses were counted after
the eighth - unsuccessful attempt. This
part of the battle,' although overshadowed
by the fight for Pouaumont, Is regarded
In Paris as a serious check for (he at
tackers. t lloaa Over Fallea ( oairaa.
The Germans ' carried on the assault
with i great courage until the dead lay
thick on the field. Then the offloers. It
la said, were compelled to urge on the
troops as they clambered over the corpses
of their fallen comrades for the last as
The attack on Vaux began on the eve
ning of March I. after a furious shelling,
and continued until tbe following night.
Columns of Germans advancing simul
taneously from the north and northwest
tried to envelope the village. French ar
tillery Immediately opened a heavy fire,
which separated the first wave of Ger
mans from their reinforcements. Never
theless, the fresh troops came on and
observers saw plainly the tragic spectacle
of Unea of men lunging into that storm
of ateel and emerging thinned to half
their strength. Some contingents lost six
out of every ten men before even having
fired a shot. ' .
Sis Hr.lmrila Advaace.
The survivors, unilwsittd resolutely
stormed the French trenches and fought
hand-to-hand In fierce melees at the out
skirts of the village. The bitterest fight
ing was for possession of the road lead
ing to Pouaumont, the advantage of
which was obvious. The Germans chsiged
eight times there. The Supreme effort
(Continued on Page TwoTT'oTuuin iive.T
Authority to Council
In Assessment Cases
'From a Staff Correspondent)
WN(ul.N, March t. iHpeclal.) Th
lesUlature In enacting a city charter may
make the finding of a city council that
a petition for the creation of an improve
ment dlntrlct Is "regular, legal and suf
ficient," conclusive except upon appeal,
notice ef the petition and of tha making
of an assessment being- required. Is the
finding of tbe supreme court.
This suit wss brought In the Douglas
county district court to enjoin the col
lection of a specisl asaesament of tn 7G
against a certain lot In Omaha for curb
ing and paving. The district court held
against th plaintiff and the higher court
FIRE OF. GUNS RAININ0 DEATH
For Two Days Cannon of Repuh
j . lican Army Mows Down Foe
. Advancing- En Masse. v
BODIES OF DEAD FORM RAMPART
i . ' , .
i , '. x ' ; m i.i.ktiS.'
, . rARlfl." Mrrch, .5. A battle of
fcrrat .violence continues In Ilouau
inont in-the Verdun-region, the war
ofrice Snnonnced this afternoon. The
Germans " ni'rde " heavy attack
ttgtnat the French front, along the
llao from the Haudremont wood to
Douaumont fort. This assault, the
r.tatement says, was repulsed.
v' , ' ntii-FTiN? '
, BERLIN, March 5. The war-of-fioo
says the, French artillery - is
koeplnk up heavy flro between the
Meuse and the Moselle; especially in
the region pf Douaumont near Ver
dun, but that there has been no fur
ther infantry fighting of great Im
The Germans have ( evacuated
trenches raptured from the French
near, tha forest of Thtanvllle In Lor
raine,..,' PARIS, March 6. The fire of
French guns has been pouring death
for two days Into the ranks of the
Germans attackng en masse the vil
lage of Douaumont. The French
hold the summit of the knoll,, which
dominates the 'Village from the
south. Parts of the town had been
taken and are taken repeatedly and
each time that tha fortune of battle
has changed more dead from the
thick masses of German assailants
have been added to' tbe piles behind
which", their surviving comrades
have sought brief protection, ' "'
Each. time regiments already, cut
to pieces ' were pushed , ahead by
othejr- bodies of troops surging on
the field," : until the ground was
strewn with bodies. .
- 'Detfttyalne to . !, .- ,.,
It Is ths opinion lu all Quarters that
the orewn prlnoe has determined to pay
the price necessary to -captur- Verdun,
if. possible drive the French from -the
right bank of the' .Meus and establish
a front along that river If ha la unable
to plero ths lines and open up tha way
to Chalons and Paris.
French Infantry is disputing every Inch
of -th ground with persistent courage,
and last night once more compelled their
adveraarles to - suspend efforts, leaving
artillery, alone to keep up the pressure
on tbe fortress. Whsnsver th USrman
assault on the French line reached th
danger pulnt the bin clad troop leaped
-forward with .fixed bayonets to tbe
strains' of th national battle hymn. Ac
counts of this fighting from Fraach
sources say that on each occasion th
soldiers, of the republic got the hotter
of their opponents, pushing back Ger
mans, who did not fall under th cold
steel. - - , '
Rain la falling over the battle field
today, turning Into , snow as was th
ess on th fourth dsy of the battle.
Freark Are Confident.
Firmness of French bonds on th
bourse yesterday and today, reflects the
confidence which la felt her In th out
come ef the great struggle.
The determination of the German at
tacks on th vttlsg of Douaumont are
explained by the atrateglc advantage of
th height to th south held by th
French barring th way to the- bastion
and fort. The villas Itself, composed of
about fifty houses 'now Is only smok
ing ruins. It I dominated, together with
th ravinea at th foot of th advanced
bastions of th fort, by th French bat
teries masesd In plateau and heights in
the rear, so that th Instant th Ger
mans com to th clearing from th
woods and ravinea they ar Immediately
exposed to a galling fire.
SUNK WITHOUT WARNING
PARIS. March S. The Italuyi steam
stilp Clava torpedoed, by an Auatrlau
submarine, was sunk without warning,
ac-oordlng to survivors of the crew who
arrived at Piraeus on the British steamer
Trcvelyan on March 1. a llavas dispatch
from Athena states. Tha rescued men
said that the submarine Tying the A us
trtsn flag was met ISO mllea from Cape
Mattapan while the Glava waa n route
from leghorn. Italy, to Greek ports.
Th Glava offered no resistance, th
sun Ivors said. .They dearrib th sub
marine as a large one similar to those
which sank' the Ancona and La Provence.
. Dispatches '. received yesterday from
Ixmdon and Leghorn . regarding ,the
Glava' fate' announced that a Brills
steamer bad ptd ur fifty-four sur
vivors at seat and that'th Giava carried
ASSAULT WITH INTENT '
TO KISS CASE DROPPED
Ii PORTE3 CITT. Ia.. March l.-Tb
"kissing ease' earn to an abrupt ending
In court her today when Mrs. William
fiunce withdrew her complaint charging
''assault' with Intent to hug and kiss''
against J. V. Rhodes, a Waterloo Insur
ance agnnt. Hhe had charged that Rhodes
attempted to hug and kiss her while at
her home on business last week. Mrs.
Rune ssid she withdraw the' complalat
to avoid publicity.
Elementary Administration Plant
Framed by Garrison Retained -,
' ;in Altered Form.,
CALLS FOR VOLUNTEER BODY
WASHINGTON. March 6. The
first of the national preparedness
measures to rearh, either house , of
congress for consideration was intro
duced in the senate yesterday by
Senator Chamberlain, chairman of
the military committee, which per
fected it krter weeks of boartngs and
, It proposes an even more sweeping
change in military policy than that
outlined by President Wilson In his
annual message and was described by
Mr. Chamberlain as the dost coir pi o
henslve piece of miller) legislation,
ever offered in congress,
Goes Farther la Some Way. -
All of the elementary administra
tion army plans prepared by former
Secretary Garrison are retained, al
though In altered form and additional
proposals for organisation of indus
trial reserves In peace times troe.t
even further than the administration
The house committee's bill will be Intro
duced Monday. J There la no vital differ
ence between the two, measures and mem
bers of both committees believe that when
the final bill, which will be agreed upon
In Joint conference committee has passed
both houses, the president will be able to
affix his signature to a measure that will
do mora than he has asked toward build
ing up an adequate national defense.
Font Strlktna- Featare.
: Aside from Its plan virtually to double
the regular army and national guard, th
senate, bill '. has four- striking features.
They -are ! ''-.- .
Authorisation .of a ' purely 'federal
volunteer force In pence times, the ob
Ject sought by Secretary Onrrlson In
urging th continental army plan.
Authorisation for a definitely en-'
. Hated raserve In peace times among
men- of, every profession or calling
whoa training fits :lhm for -special .
duty either with . troops, on line .f
communication or supply or tit- ma-1
chin shops or munitions plant.
: w Federalization ef the- cations! guard'
under a pay provision designed to
' bring this fore Immediately lifto such,
relations with the federal government
that Its training, equipment and per'
onnel will be under, aupervlston of
the war department, ' ' "
Authorisation of an-officers' reserve
and a reserve officers training corps,
which would take In graduates from
military schools and colleges and pro. ,
vide for their further development to
Peace Strength of Army.
For the regular army tbe bill provides
a peace strength within five years of
178,000 men of all ai nii, or approximately
(Continued on.Png Two, Column Two.)
Woman Kills Priest . '
In Church; She Says '
He Had Wronged Her
BT. PAt'U Mtmiy March S.-In the
presence of several worshipers It v. Henry
Jajeskl. aged 0, pastor of Ht. Ca-imlr'a
Polish Catholic . church her, was shot
and Instantly killed at th church to
night by Agna Pudcke, JS years old.
who told th ' police thu prle.t had
Mis Dudek lives In Minneapolis and
attended th church ther tiat Father
Jajcakl served (or twenty years before
coming- to th local parish about two
years ago. A nephew af th priest said
tonight th woman had annoyed hi
unci for several years and that tha lat
ter had thought her demented. Tha
woman speaks only Polish, but throug.t
an Intsrpretar tuld lb pollc that she
had spent her "last cent for a revolver"
with which to kill JaJeskl. and that eh
cam hrre from Minneapolis tonlaht to
commit th act.
Sli 1 being held oa a charge of mur
der. Turks Preparing
To Open Straits
LONDON. March L Reuters Athena
correspondent says In a dispatch filed
"No further news ha been receired
of th reported aaaasalnatton of Enver
. "Th significant Information ha been
received her from private sources that
the Turks are removing th mines In the
Dardanelles, which appeara to be a meas
ure ' preparatory to opening the strain."
An Athens dispatch Saturday night
from the same correspondent said advices
bad been received there from a diplo
matic source In Constantinople that an
attempt had been made ti aaaaaainat
Fnver Pasha. Turkish minister of war
and on of th most powerful German
supporters In th empire. It waa said an
appeal had been made to Emperor Wil
liam to send reinforcements to Con
stantinople "In view of th gravity of
Boy II realm HI Parol.
NORTH PLATTK. Neb.. March .-8pe-rlsl.)
John Miaffer. recently paroled
from the state reform school at Kear
ney,' conft-aaed to breaking Into th horn
of Judge Grant and stealing two revol
ver and sum small change. H will b
returned t th reform school to serve
out his sentence.
SINKS MOST OF ITS PRIZES
Some Are Sent to Nentral Ports.
Among Them the Appam, "Which
. '. Landed at Newport News,
IRON CROSS FOR COMMANDER
PEIILIN (Via London), March
ByrThO German cruiser Moewe ar
rived today In a German port, ac
cording to an afflclal announcement
made here today. . It had on hoard
199 prisoners and 1,000,000 marks
In gold bars.,
' The statement follows:'
' "The naval . general staff states
that It. M. S. Moewe, Commander;
Captatn Burgrave Count von Dohna
Scholdien, after a successful crulBe
lasting several months, arrived today .
at some home port with four British
officers,' twenty-nine British marines
end sailors, 16S men of crews of
enemy steamers, among them 103
Indians, as prisoners and 1,000,000
marks In gold bars. , k
The Yeasel captured the following
enemy steamers the greater part of
which were sunk and a small part of .
which were sont as prises to neutral
"The British tssmra CorbrMge. 8.W
tons; Author, S.49S tons; Trader, 8,K
tons; Arrladne, ,3,035 , tons; Dromonby.'
S,Gr tons:, Farrlngford. 9.1-es tons;' Clan
MacTavlh, 5,811 tons; Appam, t.TRl tons;'
Westburn, i.SOO tons; Horace, S,S3T tons:
Flamenco,. 4,629 tons; Saxon Prince, S.4TI
"The British sailing vessel Edinburgh,
"The French steamer Msronl, 1,109 tons.
4'The .Pelalsn steamer Luxembourg, 4,SJ
"At several points on enemy coast th .
Moewe also laid mine to which, among
others, the battle ship King Edward VII
Ordered a Meet Kaiser,
'LONDON. March B. An Exbange Tele
graph telegram from Amsterdam saya the
Moewe reached WllhelmwhaveJt yesterday.
Count von Dohna, the Moewe' com
mander; haa been awarded the Iron Cross
l-th-firnt elaas-and - th. meraDovr of. -th
crew hav received' the Iron Cross)
of the eocond class. Count von Dohna
bas been ordered to meet Emperor Wil
liam at headquarters.
Ttto rnrerorted Ship" Sank.
Th Mocwe's rapture of two of the fif
teen vessels listed by the German ad
miralty haa not been 'reported previously.
They are the Paxon Prince and the Ma-
ronl, both of -which were engaged in the
Th 8axon Prlnre, 3,471 tons gross, S52 ,
feet long, and owned by the Prince line I
of New Castle, inland, was built In (
Sunderland In 1899, It wa last reported '
on sailing from Norfolk February IX for.
Th Maronl sailed on February 19 from)
Bordeaux for New York. It was built at!
Port Du Eouo in 1009, owned by tha
LCompagnla General Trans-Atlaatlqu of i
Havre, and waa lit fet long, of XMt
Perforata Maa-veloas Feat,
Th Moaw, previously made famous by
Its exploits, ha performed on of the
most apectacular feat of th war on ;
the seas by reaching a horn port In'
safety, Th great German naval port ot
Wllbelmahaven 1 on the North Pea,
which la patrolled with ceaseless vigi
lance by British warships. It la through
thea water, which hav been blocked
off In districts for patrol by th differ
ent British units, that th Moewe must
hav threaded Its way to home and
safety. . ,
. At least part of th g-old captured by
th Moewe wa taken from the Appam,
which put In at Newport New several
weeks ago under command of Lieutenant
Berg with a German prise crew.
Announcement waa made In London on .
January 10. that th ttrltlsh battleship!
King Edward VII, had been blown upi
by a mine. The place at which th
disaster occurred wa not revealed by th
British admlrality. It wa said no lives
wer lost and only two men were In-1
Jured. ' ,
first Took Appaat.
Th Moew first becaru famous when
the Appam reached Newport News with
a story which astonished the world. It
waa learned that tha commerce raider
had captured and sunk seven British
vessels in th main Hue of trafflo be
tween Bouth Africa and Europe ia ad
dition to solsing the Appam, which had
been almost given up for lost.
Tha next heard of the German raider
waa on th arrival at Canary Islands
1st last month of the West Burn In
chsrge of a German prise crew. It wa
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Turnips as Important
As Shells, He Saysi
LONDON. March I. '-"Farmers had ta .
show thst turnips were Just, aa Import-
ant as shells,", said the earl of 8el-
borne, president of th Board of AgiicuU '
tur. In addressing a meeting at North-1
hampton today. He urged th farmer
to strain every nerve to produc every
possible ounc ef food and fodder, and
also to release vry posalbl tnaa tor
fnlss they did thia, ha said, they war
serving not King George, hut Bmporof
William. Farmera were doing well, he
aigud, and could afford to pay good
wagea to women, lie appealed to th
patriotism of the farmer laborers unlona
to put, no hindrance in the way ef re
placement of men by wwnea lav agri
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