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OMAHA, MONDAY MOllXIN'H, MAlvCIl 13, 1U(-TKN PACKS.
Om Trains, M Hotel
Tew Stande. to. So
SIXULK C'OPV TWO CENTS.
1 THE WEATHER.
TO THE FRONT GO
ctoldieri Stationed at Forts Robin
son and Meade to Reach Here
Tuesday on Way to
TRAINS NOW BEING LOADED
Orders Given to Hasten to El Paso
to Join in the Chase for
FROM HERE TO KANSAS CITY
United States troops stationed at
Fort Robinson, Neb., and at Fort
Meads, S. D., will entrain today on
the Northwestern and traveling spe
cial, reach Omaha sometime Tuesday,
or early Wednesday morning en
route to the Mexican border to Join
In the chase for Villa.
The order indicating that the sol
diers at Forts Robinson and eMade
were to go to the front passed along
the line Saturday when instructions
from the War department reached
the two posts to be ready to move to
the Mexican border on the shortest
possible notice. All Saturday night
pacing of munitions and camp equip
ment went on and by Sunday after
noon the men were ready to take to
The order to move, however, dlil not
reach the two posts until late Sunday
afternoon and practically at the sama
time the Northwestern offices here re
ceived Instructions to have equipment as
sembled at the nearest railroad points to
the two posts.
Read? to Load Oat.
Last night the assembling- of the equip
ment was well under way, that for the
use of the Fort Meade troops going to
Sturgla. S. D., and that for the Fort
Robinson men to Crawford, Neb.
The Fort Robinson command consists
of about K0 men and the usual number
of officers. To handle this command and
the camp equipage will require two
trains, one train of (.tourist sleennr.
carrying the men and one train for the
animals, camp stores and supplies. The
Fort Robinson troops should reach
Omaha sometime late Tuesday.
The Fort Meade command consists of
. the Third squadron of the Twelfth
cavalry, about 400 men. besides th of
ficers, bringing the number of men up to
wu.- Tnere will be about the same num
ber of hones as men. To mova this
tommantl.wlll require lour train, twpjo,,
cwry. ins oiucers ana men and their
baggage and two. to carry the, horses,
tenta and camp paraphanalia. and forage.
All Haatle at the Forts.
All Oundy there was great activity at
Fort Mede. Feeling certain that they
were going to be ordered to the Mexican
border, the day "was devoted to hauling
forage and camp supplies from the past
to the Northwestern depot at Sturgls.
Loading will begin early this morning
and It ia exnactcri that ll nf h train.
will be out and on the way shortly after
noon today.' The passenger equipment
is on the way from Chicago, being run
special and should be In Sturgias early
If plans as outlined are carried out,
the Fort Meade soldiers will arrive In
Omaha late Tuesday, or early Wednesday.
. At Omaha all of the trains bringing
soldiers from Forts Robinson and Meado
will bo transferred to the Missouri Pa
cific and by that road hauled to Kansas
City, where they will be taken over by
the Rook Island and carried to El raso.
From El Paso they will be sent west,
the Twelfth cavalry probably going to
Hachita, N. M..
New Rough Eiders
DALLAS. Tex., March 12. A regiment
of rough riders had been organized long
In advance of the present Mexican crisis
and now awaits acceptance by the gov
ernment, according to hi. W. Edwards, the
organiser, a DsUhs business man and vet
eran of the Spanish American war. He
wired his offer tods' to the government
through Ilatton V. Sumners, Texas rep
resentative In congress. The regiment Is
called the "Texas Mavericks" and ii
composed of 800 men.
Avalanche in Venice
VEXICB (Via Paris), March 1.-An
avalanche has buried several houses In
the Agordo district. The victims so far
reported number KJ.
Temaeratares at Omaha Yesterday,
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Highest yesterday 73 37 (t f4
Lowest yesterday 42 M 27 3g
Mean temperature bii 'ii 42 4
Pm-lpitaUun oj Go .go .u
Temperature and precipitation depar
ture irum me not mm:
Normal temjiernlure 34
Kxcesa for tiie day "4
Total nrfM since Match 1
Normal prvi ipltatirin (4 Inch
leflcif my for Ui day 04 In, h
Total rainfall since .March 1 Ox Inch
Iiefiriulicv aim e March I tin h
Kxce for (Kir. pettud, 1915. . .. l.lo liu hta
iJeflcieney for cor. ft-riod, lif!4. .47 Inch
U A. WELSH. LottU rrecaater.
ANENT THE VILLA RAID
brush on the Mexican border.
lyi 4trMMf it.W?in .-II
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ABOVE, - VIU,ISTA T&OOJ'S
LANSING ASKS DATA
ON SILLUS SINKING
Seeks Information Concerning Loss
of Vessel on Which Amer
icans Were Aboard.
TORPEDOED WITHOUT NOTICE
WASHINGTON, March 11. Secre
tary Lansing today Instructed Consul
Osborne at Havre, France, to se
cure and forward Immediately all
available details of the sinking in
Havre roads of the Norwegian bark
Slllus, from which seven American
citizens were rescued. Consul Os
borne had previously reported that
the Slllus was torpedoed without
.warning wvthe nlght.o:March 8,.'. . -If
a torpedo did destroy the bark,
which was bound to Havre from
New York with grain, the govern
ment responsible will be beld to
strict accountability. Such an act
would be contrary to all the assur
ances which the United States has
Officials seemed inclined, how-
ever to refrain from forming an
opinion until It was known posi
tively that a torpedo and not a mine
sunk the ship.
Should Consul Osborne's investigation
establish that a torpedo actually was re
sponsible, the United States officials in
dlcated they will view the matter as
even more aerloua than if a passenger
carrying vessel was involved. The State
department considers that American sea'
men have even a greater claim to pro
tection than passengers. A passenger
travels at his discretion, while a seaman
ia compiled to do so by his occupation.
Big Sum is Raised ;
For War Sufferers
In Teutonic Lands
NETW YORK, March 13.-A bazar, said
to be the largest ever held in this coun
try, was opened In Madison Square Gar
den here tonight for the benefit of Teu
tonic war sufferers. The promoters an
nounced that before the doors opened
S200.50O had been realized from the sale
of 50,000 tickets. They said they expected
the affair, which Is to last until March
would result in raising a fund of IT.VMOO.
Count von rternstorff, the German am
bassador; prince Von Hatzfeldt,' counsel
lor to the German embassy; Baron Krl.-h
von Zwledlnek, the Austrian charge d'af
faires; Stephen Panaretoff, the Bulgarian
minister, and the consols general In New
York of Germany, Austria, Bulgaria and
Turkey occupied boxes at the affair. Tnejr
were escorted there by memtiera of sev
eral German societies and sailors from
German ships interned at anchor In the
harbor here. Teutonic sympathisers In
Syracuse, Albany, 'I'tiea. Troy and other
cities of New York state are.aldlng in
the success of the bazar, it was an
nounced. British Auxiliary
Ship Fauvette Sunk
I.O.VDOX. Marcn 1" It u . . nri-in
announc ed at the British admiralty today
that the -mercantile ship auxiliary, Fau
vette, of 2,644 tons gross, has been sunk
as the result of striking a mine off the
east coast of England. Fourteen mem
bers of the crew were lost.
Bury the Flyers with
BERLIN (Via London), March U.r
Through a direct hit by one of the tier
man anti-aircraft guns, a French aero
plane fell down In flames Let wen the
mutual lines southeast of Chateau Ballns
The occupants were dead and were burled
together with the remains of the machine.
Pictures takea recently, showing the forces engaged In the
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GtlsOW - JIMLFilCAN GWIKJB.
Idea of Americans
On Mexican Ground
Galling to Natives
EL PASO, Tex., March 12. First Chief
Carranza's attitude toward the United
States as a result of Villa's brigandage is
unknown to General Gavlra, the com
mandant at Juarez. General Gavlra
stated to the Associated Press tonight
that he had not received a word from
the Mexican government relative to the
crisis, but added that General Luis
Gutierrez, nominal head of the state of
Chihuahua, would arrive at Juarez on a
special train tomorrow for a conference.
In reply to the question as to whether
General Pershing would be a party to
the meeting the general answered no;
that the conference was entirely per
sonal. He was quick to deny the report
that' the Mexican populace took a hostile
view of President Wilson's position.
"I have the greatest faith In Mr. Wil
son's disinterestedness and" friendly" mo
tives." he said, f'and I am quite as posi
tive that General Gutierrez shares my
view. We shall be glad to co-operate
with the United States."
Inquiries' among well-informed Mexi
cans In Juarez showed that the idea of
American troops on Mexican soil la not
altogether welcome. One Mexican In an
official position spoke guardedly of the
affair, but expressed his real feelings in
"We are now placing large forces in
the field against Villa, and I hope we can
dispose tf him before the North AmerT
can troops cross the border. It would
be much better from the Mexicans' view
point to let us finish him ourselves. Then
there would be no possibility of any
clashes or misunderstandings."
Russ Torpedo Boat
Destroyer is Sunk
BERLIN. March 12.-(By Wireless to
Sayvllle.)-The Russian torpedo boat
destroyer Leitenan Pushtchln hu w
sunk by a mine, according to a report
irom ,-oria. Huigarla, given out by the
Overseas News agency. Four offlnri.
and eleven sailors of the crew of the
destroyer were rescued by Bulgarians.
The Leitenan Puih chin was a un t nf
the Russian Black Hea fleet and probably
waa lost in the Black Sea off th
of Bulgaria. It. waa 210 feet in length
ana outplaced 32ii tons. Its complement
In peace times was sixty-seven men.
Germans Say Their
' Losses Not Heavy
BERLIN, March , 12 (Via London!.
March 11. The Get man losses In the Ver
dun operations up Mo the end of last
week, though accurately and officially
still unknown, are said to reach a total
of only a few thousand in killed, woundn.l
and miaing, according to a statement
obtained through an authoritative source.
Details of the attack on Fort Vaux,
published fiere show that the general at
tack began March 7.
Covered by a hail of shells which Went
down the fire of the French batteries
and Infantry, German regiments pressed
steadily forward until late in the night
when a brilliant storm gave them Dosae-
sion of Fort Vaux.
HEAD OF PHILADELPHIA &
READING RAILROAD DEAD
PHILADELPHIA. March 12 Thenar.
Voorheea. President of t Pi,iiori..ir,v,i-
& Reading railroad, died suddenly at his
home at Elkins Park, a suburb, late last
night Mr. Voorheea recently underwent
an operation in Minnesota and returned
to this city about ten days ago apparently
In good health.
The funeral will be from his late borne
Tuesday. He Is survived by a widow,
four sons and four daughters.
CARRANZA TROOPS ARE
AT MEXICAN BORDER
nnifil.AS. Ariz., March 12.-Eleven
hundred Carranza troops from llernioslllo,
hurrying to Agua Prleta. on the Mexican
sije, reachrd the border of Naco today.
It was said they are to be tllntrllmtf d
along the eastern Honors border to guard
.sift' 1 jf x r
0s c. A t.
MORMONS NOT IN
PERIL FROM YILLA
Sufficient Carranza forces Sent
Into the District to Protect
MEXICANS CROSSING THE LINE
EL PASO, Tex.. March 12. The
Mormon colony of Casas Grandee,
Chihuahua, Is no longer In danger
from attack by Villa bandits, accord
ing to General Gavlra, commandant
at Juarez. General Gavlra stated
that suffllcent reinforcements bad
been Bent Into the district to protect
the foreigners there and that the
refugee train held In readiness to
ve for tlhe Berth probably would
not be sent. "
The only train expected tonight
from the south was a specl.il carry
lng General Luis Gutierrez from Chi
bauhua to Juarez, where, he Is to con
fer with General Gavlra'
Juarez bas preserved Its usual
calm. General Gavlra has cavalry
patrols out during the night.
Americana Cross Over.
In El Paso some apprehension was
aroused among the authorities by the
large number of Mexicans crossing over
Into Texas, but an Investigation showed
that they came to get out of the range of
any conflict. . Many declared they had
seen much of war.
Rumors concerning Villa receiving
agents operating In Juarez have not stood
the test of Inquiry. The leading news
papers In Spanish keep off The Invasion
question In their editorials, but several
small sheets that are said to break out
whenever a crisis occurs hava been taken
In hand by the police.
Although the border Is closely patrolled
by the Americans, the main object is to
catch any contraband that may be pass
ing through to the Villlstas. The regular
army of Mexico is given every facility In
the way of obtaining supplies and Gen
eral Bertanl haa placed a large order In
Officers made the rounds of the auto
mobile sales houses In Kl Paso listing
motor trucks. One company of Infantry
left for Ysleta and two others made ready
to go tonight to Deming. N. M., the cen
ter of a district which has suffered much
from brigandage in the past.
Expert to Be First.
The two mountain mule httterl i
the fort are awaiting orders to move over
the roadless haunts of Villa. The com
pany operating tho field wireless expects
to be amonir the flrnt in In.v rn. t.
front. There are at present no aeroplanes
In this part of the country, but they are
expected, since weather and atmoaDhera
conditions are Ideal for air arnutlnr
(Continued on Page Tvo, Column Two.)
Man Who Saw the First Robin
Must Now Take the Back Seat
Back to the woods with that old
fashioned man who always "sees the first
robin" In the gentle springtime.
He is commonplace, hackneyed. The
public kt tired of him.
Make way for the new favorite.
A little lively music, professor.
Fanfare of trumpets.
Here he is, public the man who saw
the first moKiulto.
His name the man's name, not the
mosquito's 1 is Walter Horenson, his voca
tion, dent'al; hla avocation (we diction
ary), director of Carter Iake club.
You know how warm it waa yesterday.
"Well, Director Soreneon was out at the
club, and, as there wasn't any particular
directoring to be done, he sat down and
sunned himself by the water's edge.
"Buz-s-z-z-z," said something in his ear.
Director Korenson looked up and saw
(a he solemnly swears, affirms,' asserts,
asseverates snd declares) the first mos
quito of 1H1. Not only the first mosUlto,
but the first flock of mosq jltoes. (No,
what do you call a big bunch of mosqui
toes? Not a "flock." That's waa you
call sheen. Not a "herd." Mavba
'warm" would be best.) Anyway, he
VILLA BREAKS UP
HOLDS MEN BACK
Bandit Chieftain Reported to Be
Disintegrating- Hit Band Into
Small Farts, Making Pur
BORDER NOT YET CROSSED
Dispatches from - El Paso and
Columbus Say American Army
Has Not Passed Line.
OUTLAWS HIDE IN MOUNTAINS
EL PASO. Tex., March 1J. Sun
day passed without the movement of
any American punitive expedition
Into Mexico. On both side of the
border, however, American and Car
ranza armies made noticeable prog
ress toward concentrating their
forces for the hunt for Francisco
Villa in northern Chihuahua. The
plight of 600 Mormons, colonists at
Casa Grande, who were expecting
an attack by Villa, was reported bet
COLUMBUS. N. M., March 12.
Report multiplied here today that
Francisco Villa is disintegrating the
force of 1,500 to 2,500 men whom he
used to support or to mak e the
Columbus raid Inst Thursday.
American military authorities said
today that if possible It would have
been advisable to go after Villa
Thursday when bla raiders feld
southward. They were then demor
alized and were dropping loot and
war material before the attacks of
fifty-nine men under Major Frank
Tompkins. Requests of Colonel Her
bert Slocum, commanding the Thir
teenth cavalry here, and of Tomp
kins to be allowed to renew the pur
suit Friday with a larger force were
denied pending the organization of
the large punitive expedition.
May Take Several Daya.
Today It waa stated that thla expedition,
owing to Inadequate railroad facilities,
and the widely m attered position of t'ia
troops necessary to constitute It, who
have been on patrol duty, might require
several days', preparation before It could
enter Mexico, at least from this point.
Meanwhile reports from ' Mexican
sources stated that Villa apparently waa
carrying out a plan to elude pursuit by
breaking hie foroe Into- email -tends
and hiding among the mountainavt Some'
of his forces were reported to be ap
proaching the Sonora elate border. Others
were as Id to be making their way south
ward and . southeastward today toward
the mountains of the Ban Geronlmo dis
trict, from which the bandit chieftain
started March 1. with the announced In
tention of Invading the United States.
Relnforremeata from Hast.
Information was received here today
that two regiments of Infantry and a
battalion of mountain artillery were be
ing sent here from the east. In addition
to a battery of the Blxth artillery from
Nogalea, Arts, ' and a signal company.
Colonel Blocum said he had been ad
vleed that the first squadron of the Thir
teenth cavalry also had been ordered to
rejoin the regiment. The Thirteenth, on
account of Its exploit Thursday in beat
ing off . an overwhelming number of
Mexicans after a stiff fight in which they
Indicted possibly fifteen times the num
ber of their own casualties, la said to
have been assigned to the duty of taking
Villa's direct trail.
But owing to the exigencies of the
patrol duty to which the army has been
assigned ever since the outbreak of the
Madero revolution, the regiment has had
on duty here only two-thirds of Its
Tho first squadron, under Lieutenant
Colonel Trlvers, haa been stationed at
Marfa, Tex., more than 250 miles east of
here, and assigned to patrol a stretch of
territory eighty-five miles in extent. It
might be several days before this squad
ron will be assembled here.
Other I'alts Widely etteresL
Other unlta aalit to hava Vuuin Ammw-
nated for service in Mexico are quite aa
widely scattered because of demands for
protection and DatroU at vkrloua nnlnta
Infantry, artillery and cavalry deemed
necessary for the expedition are scattered
at Intervals from seventy-five to ISO miles
rrom Marfa. Tex., on the east to Yuma,
Ariz., on the weat. There Is only one
line of railroad by which the concentra
tion of these troona can he tfrnmnllihA
This Una is closely guarded to minimize
(Continued on Vajtu Two, Column Three.)"
Mr. Porcnson Is a truthful man and a
man of sobriety. His word cannot be
Moreover, the writer of this artlcle""eaw
the mosquitoes, too. The writer of thla
article U In a class with Washington
as regards truthfulness, and, as for
sobriety, "iicker" haa never, no, never
paaaed his ruby lips.
When the writer of t. a. corroborates
the observations of Dr. Horenson all doubt
la dissipated, evaporated, blotted out,
made null and void. The writer of t. a.
thus quafiea as the second man who aaw
the first mosquito.
The mosquitoes were tame. They didn't
offer to bite either of their Intrepid ob
Dr. Horenson declared the hatching of
the mosquitoes at this time a most
"A little of this warm weather," he
said, "will hatch out a lot of them and
then we're sure to get some more freez
ing westher and that will kill them JI
off. There oughtn't to be any mosquitoes
here at tha lake thla year."
"You're right.' said the w. of t. a.,
"there oughtn't to be. with the acuta
accent on the oughtn't"
KEEP BABY WELL
Experts Tell of the Efforts Beinj
Made to Reduce the Infant
MILK IS ALSO IMPORTANT
To the accompaniment of the faint
wall of a tiny Infant, the one thing
needed to make the baby health ex
hibit at the court house reallllc,
"Haby Health week" In Omaha
was Inaugurated Saturday afternoon.
The Infant was sleeping peacefully
In its go-cart while the mother was
listening to the lecture program, but
soon tired of such a peaceful occupa
tion and made Its presence known.
To make sick !rMc well, to keep
well babies well and then to make
well babies better these are the
alms of infant welfare stations, the
latest move for "better bnbles," ac
cording to Prof. Albeit K. Johann,
director of hygiene In the Lincoln
public schools, in his opening talk.
Application of scientific knowledge to
the rare of hahlca n a Mint strnnuly
urged by Dr. Johann. "lnts of mothers
have the Information, Dir. they don't use
It for fear of mothers-in-law or other
relatives whose opinions are contrary."
be stated. Huperstlllou, laziness and pov
erty are the causes militating against
proper care of babies, according to Prof.
rivlp Itlahta nf Infant,
A crying need for Nebraska Is an In
stitution for the development of retarded
menial rases. This fart was brought out
in the lecture of Prnf. Alice M. Ixjomls
of the home economics department of the
state university on "Civic nights of an
The right of the child to be well born,
Involving the necessity for successful
eugenics legislation; a solution of the
housing problem, since It has been dem
onstrated that apartment houses or
crowded quarters retard the physical and
mental development of the growing child,
and the transfer of the regard for one's
on children Into concrete activity for
the good of all chldren were points em
phasised by Miss Ixoml.
Mrs. Emma Reed Davlsson. head of the
extension work, department of agricul
ture of the state university, gave a dem
onstration of Infanta' clothing and Prof.
J. II. IVandsen of tho department of
dairy husbandry an Illustrated lecture on
"Milk and Its Relation to PuMla Health."
Mrs. K. M. Byfert, president of the
Omaha Woman'a club, presided at tha
opening meeting, introducing Mrs. K, R,
J. Edholm, to whom the greatest work
for assembling the baby health exhibit
waa delegated. Mrs. Edholm gave a brelf
talk-on tH MftlbhaT and state aspect of
Rood Teeth Redaee Drfeetlres.
A dental tnflrmarv la An nf the rrvt n m
neSda Of thia community aennpdlnar tn
Dr. William I Shearer, one of the speak
ers on "Mouth Hygiene" at the baby
health exhibit Saturday evening. The
work of the lnflrmarr would Um in pur.
rect dental and oral defects In children.
tnus reducing the percentage of defec
tives, incorrigible and varloue forms of
"I want soma blv-hearted nhltanMirn.
plsta to come to the rescue of the poor
little mltea who are helnir rwtarritxl In
their phyalcat and mental development by
ineee aerects. I want them to say. 'We
will aiva you tha innniw tn tai- ti.ia
thing!' Tou men and women would do
o If you realised the great need," waa
the burden of hla anneal. "Thnuah thla
movement has the hearty support of every
aentist In this country, there wouldn't be
enough dentists In the state to carry on
the work if every child who needed this
sort of treatment would apply at the In
firmary at once."
Dr. Shearer told of the wonderful good
accomplished along theae lines by tha
Forsyth Dental Infirmary In Boston and
that of the National Mouth Hygiene asso
ciation In Cleveland. Illustrating these
points with stereoptlcnn slides and quot
ing many medical authorities In favor of
Talks on Month flraiene.
Dr. Horace Warren of Missouri Valley,
who spends the greater portion of his
time lecturing to school children on mouth
hygiene, disclosed some salient facta on
"Ninety per cent of dentistry today la
unavailing because It doesn't go to (he
root of things. Dentists havo been ham
mering away for hundreds of years with
out finding the csuse for diseases of the
teeth and mouth. It Is outrageous!
Cleanliness and preventive caro of the
teeth, these are the essentials." be em
phasised. The close relation between diseases of
the mouth and dtseaees of the entire sys
tem were brought out by Dr. Warren.
who cited a case where Inflammation of
the knee bad been cured by proper at
tention to a defective tooth.
The dental surgeon from Missouri Val.
ley threw a small sized bomb Into the
audience whin ho declared that General
Grant died because he did not brush his
teeth as he should. The defective teeth,
which the brave general had not the nerve
to have pulled, then brought on, the dis
ease of ths tongue from which he never
recovered, according to Dr. Warren.
Maori and Tooth Broah.
"Muacle, tooth brush and Intelligence
are the only thlnaa neceaaxrv for ih -
of the teeth, not the beat brand of tooth
powder," declared Dr. Warren. "Thirty
seconds Is long enouah to brush them if
"The mouth is the portal to the whole
body. Keep It clean. If you had aa much
filth on your face aa you have In your
mouth, how long would you allow it to
"Don't eat or drink after von hv
cleaned your teeth. Keep them clean."
in importance or careful mastication of
food and refraining from taklmr anv flnM
while there is food In the mouth were
also emphasized by Dr. Warren.
Mrs. J. N. Paul of Kt. Paul, president of
the Nebraska federation of Women'
Clubs, prexided at the meeting. Mrs. Paul
is strongly In favor of medical Inspection
in th school). "If there had been com
petent medical Inspection In the schools
many mothers would not now be mourn
ing th death of loved ones In this scarlet
fever epidemic,'' she said.
AS THEY TRY TO
German Official Report Says Gallic
Assaults in Massed Formation
Repulsed with Heavy
PARIS CONFESSES REVERSE
Statement Admits Invaders Capture
Small Trench on Eastern
CANNON FIRE PRECEDES CHARGE
PAIUS. March 1 2. German troops
j after a heavy artillery bombardment
; attacked the French positions on the
! eastern front of the Verdun sector
! yesterday afternoon and captnred a
; small trench to the north of Etx, ac
cording to today's official statement.
I UKRLIN (Via London), March 12.
French assaults In massed forma
tion against the newly won German
positions on the left bank of the
Meuse, northwest of Verdnn, were
repulsed with heavy losses to the at
tackers yesterday, says the official
j statement today. Since the present
I operations were 'commenced In the
1 Meuse region, the statement adds,
j 26,472 unwounded French officers
I and men and 189 guns and 232 ma
chine guns have been captured.
Germans Are Given
Ether Before Charge,
LONDON, March U Lord Northcliffe,
who has Just visited the Verdun battle
field, in a message to the Weekly Dis
patch, declares that Verdun Is a great
deal more interesting than Important.
Comparing the present German troops
with those who fottRht early In the war,
Lord Northcliffe says:
"Last week I saw German prisoners who
had escaped the hellish fire of the French
75' s at Verdun. Where had gone those
splendid stalwarts captured at the battles
of the Marne? Much of the rank and
file now left of the uermans Is under
sized and badly dressed, with faces that
bear a look of fright which seems like
It would last a lifetime. There appear
such a look aa would move a heart of
steel. With two ezceptlons among thos
with whom I spoke, all were utterly
weary of warfare and Jtwcd.4aJaa4old
when peace could he expected. "
"Not a word Is hinted In anything sent
out from Uermany of the horrible slaugh
ter to which the German troops have
been subjected thla wee. . Thursday was
a black day for the Germans, when,
drugged with ether, the men eame on In
rnasa formation, to be mowed down by
the French 'o's and machine guns, aa
Horse Balks on Rail
Track, Three Killed
PHILADELPHIA. March tt-A balky
horse stopping otj a crossing brought
death to three persons on the Pennsylva
nia railroad at West Rerlln, N. J today.
The horse was drawing a carriage In
which were two women and a man and
balked on the track as a fast train from
Atluntic City to Philadelphia was ap
proaching. Ilefore the engineer could re
duce the speed of the train it crashed
Into the vehicle. The dead are: Mrs.
Kallie Cook, 65 years; Anna Cook, 21; her
daughter, and Henry Myrtetus. 21, the
Here's a Chance for
Telegraphers to Go
CHICAGO, March 12. A call for volun
teer telegraph operators for service Witt
the troops that are to pursue Francisco
Villa in Mexico, waa Issued here today
by the traffic manager of the Central
division of the Western Union Telegraph
A heavy Increase In telegraph traffic is
expected from tho small army of news,
paper men that Is to accompany th
troops, the company said. Government
and army messages, as usual, will b
OVER TWO MILLIONS OF
ACRES SUBJECT TO ENTRY
WASHINGTON, March ll-More than
J.OOO.ouo acres of public lands were deslg
nated by the Interior department aa
subject to entry by homesteaders In Feb
ruary, It was announced today. Some of
the land already haa been settled and
applications have been filed for aettle
ment on much of the rest.
The land opened Is scattered throogif
out nearly zoo counties In nine western
states. In Arlxona, 17.000 acres War
opened; In California, 73.000; Colorado,
ItiO.ODO; Kansas. 17,000; Montana, aOO.000
North Dakota. 2u0.0i)0: Oregon, lSO.OOOt,
South Dakota, l.OuO.OOO acrea In the Belle
fourche. Ixinmon and Rapid City dis
trlcta; Wyoming, 270,000.
ATKINSON. Neb., March 11 (Special)
Superintendent F. E. Weyer haa ba
re-elected at an Increaa in salary (or
the ensuing year. During the three year
Superintendent Weyer haa been at the
head of the Atkinson schools, progTaj
haa been made tn every department ef
work. Among a number of lmMriu
Improvements made are the addition of
manual training and typewriting In th
high school, sowing; and muila In h.
giades. Superintendent Weyr haa not
yet accepted and It la feared that h
may not as ha wlahtm to whu ki.
graduate work la aa irsntnm nnfcusslljt
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