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VOL. XL VI. NO. 199.
BILL OVER VETO
Measure Hade Law Despite
President's Disapproval of
Literacy Test and Ob
jection of Japan.
LATE PROTEST FROM TOKIO
Mikado's Government Dislikes
Language of Asiatic Ex
EITCHOOCK NOT VOTING
.Washington, Feb. 5. Congress has
overriden a veto by. President Wilson
for the first time and enacted into
law the immigration bill with its long
fought literacy test provision. The
senate voted late today, 62 to 19 to pass
the measure notwithstanding the veto
and in spite of eleventh hour informa
tion that Japan again had protested
against the language of the Asiatic ex
The house overturned the veto last
week by a vote of 287 to 106, so the
senate's action ends the contest of
twenty years' standing, in which three
presidents have repudiated similar
bills passed by congress.
The international situation was
brought into the closing debate in the
senate, Senator Reed calling atten
tion to the Japanese objection and
pleading that nothing be done at this
time to disturb or impair the coun
try's relations with a friendly nation.
Smith Defends Bill.
Senator Smith of South Carolina,
chairman of the immigration commit
tee, answered with a declaration that
the present state of international af
fairs emphasized the necessity for a
pure homogeneous American people,
such as the bill was intended to pro
tect. Senator Reed communicated inlbr
uiatior from the State department to
the effact the Japanese embassy had
called attention to language in the
hill, providing that no aliens "now in
any way" excluded from the country
would in the future be permitted to
enter the United States. He said the
criticism was based on their belief
that this language wrote into law
the Root-Takahira gentlemen's pass
port agreement against the entry of
Applies to the World.
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts,
ranking republican member of the
foreign relations committee explained
the privileges of the provisions to
which Japanese objections have been
voiced in the various stages of such
legislation. He said when the nru
nt hill want n pnnt.r.n.. i ...nc
decided to phrase the language so as
to exclude all aliens "in any way" ex
cluded or prevented from entering the
"It applies to all the world," he
said. "It does not in my judgment
ttuch the treaty of 1911 (the treaty
with Japan, which is modified by the
so-called gentlemen's agreement) at
all. They desired that we not make
allusion to the gentlemen's agree
ment and we've made none. We have
cast no reflection on any race or made
no discrimination. The gentlemen's
, agreement will go right on if Japan
chooses to uphold it."
The Literacy Test.
The literacy test provided for in the
bill exefudes from the United States
all aliens over 16 years of age, physi
cally capable of reading, who cannot
read the English language or some
other language or dialect including
Hebrew or Yiddish. Any admissible
alien, however, or any citizen of the
United States may bring in or send
for his father or grandfather, over 55
years of age, his wife, mother, grand
mother, or unmarried or widowed
daughter if otherwise admissible, re
gardless of whether such relatives can
Immediately after the senate's
action. Representative Gardner of
Massachusetts introduced in the house
,a measure to limit the number of
aliens to this -ountry to a total of
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For Nebraska Unsettled Tuesday,
warmer in east and cooler in west
portion; Wednesday fair and colder.
Trni pasture ml Omaha yesterday.
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Highest -esterda ... 24 I 31 21
.tweet vestera . . . . 1 4 16 n
Mean temporal v.-.. . 12 2 13 21
Precipitation T T .01 .01
Temperature and precipitation departures
from tbe normal ftt Omaha since Marco 1,
and compared with the last two rears.
Normal temperature , 21
Peflctenoy for the day a
Total excess sihes March 1 131
Normal precipitation ., 14 Inch
Deficiency for the dajr 04 tncn
Total rainfall atnee March. 1... .17.42 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 12. 14 Inches
Delllcency for cor. period, 1111. .47 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period. 1114. 1.75 Inches
Reports Tnm Stations at 9 P. M.
Station and Stats Temp. High- Rain,
ot Weather. 1p.m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, cloudy , 42 4t .M
Davenport, clear 10 IS T
Denver, cloudy... 4t ,10
Das Moines, clesr It II ,o
Lander, part oloudy.,., 22 4s ,10
North Platte cloudy.. 42 41. ,sb
Omaha, cloudy 23 , 24 ' T
'Pueblo, part cloudy.... 41 16 .',00
Santa Pa. clear 40 . 41 '.,00
Sheridan, rain 40 43 7
Hioua City, cloudy 14 14 ,00
. Valentine, cloudy 84 36 ,00
"T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
Indicates below stro.
U. A. WELSH, Ueteoroloslat.
German White Book
Tells Row With U. S.
Amsterdam, Feb. 5 (Via Lon
don). From an article in the
Tageblatt of Berlin it is evident
that the German government has
issued a white book containing the
exchange of notes with the
United States government regard
ing submarine warfare, compris
ing twenty-six documents. It be
gins with the announcement of
the German admiralty on Feb
ruary 2, 1915, regarding the naval
war zone, and concludes with the
note of May 5, 1916, delivered by
Ambassador Gerard to the ' Ger
man foreign office at Berlin.
SLOAN DEFENDS HIM
Miller of Minnesota Suggests
Nebraskan Should Be
OIL ON TROUBLED SEA
(From a Staff Correspondent. 1
Washington, Feb. 5. (Special Tele
gram.) Lx-secretarv of Mate w. J
Bryan of Nebraska, who quit the
cabinet because he could not go along
with the president on the Lusitania
note, was the storm center for a short
but acrimonious colloquy today in the
house in which Representative Sloan
of the Fourth Nebraska district be
came the pourer of oils on the trou
It all arose over Mr. Bryan's
speech made rriday calling upon citi
yens of the United States to telegraph
their congressman what they thought
should be done in the international
crisis and suggesting a referendum be
fore war was declared.
- Interning Bryan.
A Duluth citizen came forward with
a letter to Congressman Miller of
Minnesota among other things sug
gesting that Mr. Bryan "should be in
terned." Today Mr. Miller read the
letter and then proceeded to criticise
Mr. Bryan in no uncertain terms, in
which "copperheadism," "traitor to his
country," and other harsh epithets
Congressman Huddleston of Geor
gia, after repeated efforts, was recog
nized to launch forth in a dramatic
tribute to the "commoner," whom he
ranked with Washington and Jeffer
son as Bryan the "tribune."
Mr. Sloan took occasion late in the
day to tell the hous'e that Mr. Brvan
was a citizen of his state, that he was
the idol of a large number of oeoDle
regardless of political affiliations, and
he deprecated the attack uoon Mr.
Bryan s Americanism, notwithstand
ing that Mr. Bryan and himself had
Time to Be Calm.
' Mr. Sloan said: "
"I think at this time we all should
be calm and dispassionate.
"The test of patriotism is not
whether we are opposed to the presi
dent of the United States or whether
we support him. If there is a crisis
we know that it will come without
action of the president of the United
States. He has exercised his right
and prerogative of severing diplo
matic reianons Detween us ana tnat
of our old-time friends. It can only
be precipitated when the congress of
the United states, afteiv, de iberation
at both ends of the capitol, shall de
clare that we are in a state of war.
"It is not for gentlemen to talk of
patriotism or nonpatriotism now, but
wnen the congress has had the issue
before it and made its deliverance that
we may draw strictures on speech.
Until then I think that men on either
side of the chamber would do well
to withhold their epithets and their
Greeted with Applause.
Mr. Sloan's speech was greeted with
applause and the democrats and re
publicans took occasion to tell him
that he had brought them back to
sanity and clear vision for the even
tualties that may occur. .
Owing to the seriousness of inter
national affairs Congressman Reavis
today wired a withdrawal of his ac
ceptance to speak at the dedication of
the new Scottish Rite temple in Lin
coln on Washington's birthday.
Two Highway Robberies
In Same Neighborhood
Two bandits staged two highway
robberies last night in the same neigh
borhood, but got only $3 from two
The victims were A. M. Etickson,
2606 Chicago, who was robbed of $2
at Twenty-sixth and Chicago, and C.
V. Carlson, 709 North Thirtieth, who
lost $1 at Nineteenth and Cass streets.
Early in the evening neighbors liv
ing near Nineteenth and Charles
streets, called police headquarters and
reported that two shots had been fired
in Seventeenth street, followed by a
yell and retreating footsteps. Investi
gation by Policeman Turner revealed
a trail of blood running half a block
and disappearing into an alley. A
few minutes later he arrested two
Central school boys in the neighbor
hood. One of them had a loaded re
volver which had not been fired. The
boys are not believed to have had
anything to do with the shooting, but
are being held, nevertheless, for the
Want State to Co-operate
l- In Employment Bureau
At a meeting of the Board of Pub
lic Welfare yesterday evening Chair
man Sturgess stated he is working
toward state co-operation in con
nection with the free employment bu
reau recently established in.the court
house by the Welfare board and the
federal government. Mr. Sturgess
conferred with Governor Neville on
the subject a few days ago and re
ceived encouragement from that
Since the buieau was opened on
January 11, 507 persons asked for 477
workers and 437 were placed in posi
tions. The total applications .for
work was 829.
The plan of securing state co-operation
is to furnish labor to farmers of
Thirty-One Persons Hurt, One
Probably Fatally, When Sock
Island Limited Derailed
Near Walnut, la.
OMAHA PEOPLE ARE VICTIMS
Two Coaches in Flames as They
Leave Track and Take
RESCUE WORK PROCEEDING j
Rock Island train No 7, the Rockv
Mountain Limited, left the track one
mile east of Walnut, la., about HI
o'clock last night. The train was en
route to Omaha from Chicago. Wal- j
nut is about forty-five miles from
Council Bluffs and twelve miles from
1 hirty-one passenger were in
jured, some seriously.
The train, which was in charge
of Conductor Taylor and Engineer
Schlarp was running about forty-five
miles per hour when the accident oc
curred. The baggage car, combina
tion smoker, chair car, two sleepers
and observation car went to the bot
tom of the embankment outside the
fence. The smoker and chair car
A relief train was sent out from
Council Bluffs and a wrecking train
The injured were:
Ira Albrecht, Oleria, O., back probably
broken: will die.
D. T. Stubba. Council Bluffs, bruised about
head and body.
Charles B. Hudson, 4332 Ersklne, Omaha,
brulaed left lea- and right side.
Thomas F. Parker, 4311 Chicago, Omaha,
George Harrah, 837 South Twenty-ninth,
Omaha. Left knee bruised.
H. L. Carrol, Des Molnee, right side in
jured. H. L,. Nelson, Dlller. Neb.
E. L. Johnson. Omaha, bruised and cut.
J. 11. Oesh, Dayton, O., contusion of right
Ernest Cooper, Pueblo, Colo., shaken up.
L. E. Jerome, Gloversvllle, .N. Y brulaed.
George W. Smith, Uagna, Itah, body
bruised and cut.
Ollbert Wood, Indianola, Neb., cut and
H. E. Hendrtchs, Cleveland, O., head cut.
E. C. Howard, Des Moines, back sprained.
W. V. Sweet, St. Joseph, Mich., left knee
Airs. T. J. risner, tioraao springs, in
ternal Injuries. -
Claude Klplingar, Brsrton, la., out and
F. L. Maytag, Newton, Ja., - shoulder
Mrs. C. O. Saunders, wife of former Scn
ator Saunders, Council Bluffs; extent of in
juries not known.
Mrs. R. J. Koeter, Venice, Neb.out about
J3. N. Read, Chicago; shoulder dislocated.
Barney O'Meara, Xing Beach, Cel.; head
W. O. Nelson, Perry, la.; bruised about
Mrs. J. W. Hill, Fargo, N. D.: bruised
Mrs. F. E. Durway, Boston, Mass.;
Jake Schlarp, engineer, Valley Junction;
Mrs. Edna Koleh. Nebraska City; back
A. A. Fisher, Norwalk, O., back Injured,
H. Finney, Syracuse, N. T., collarbone
Mrs Walter Oclch Giiswold, Ia badly eat
about head and face.
Cars Break Apart.
E. L. Johnson, manager of the Gay-
ety theater of Omaha, was on the
train, returning from Des Moines. He
said the wreck resulted from spread
rails on a dangerous curve.
I he cars seemed to break apart
.and roll down the embankment," he
said to The Bee. Then the smoker
and chair car caught fire from a stove
in the smoker, completely destroying
both. All of the passengers were
quickly gotten put, and no one was
injured from the fire, those who were
hurt receiving their injuries from the
force of the tumble down the em
bankment. "I saw fifteen or twenty persons
taken out of the wreckage or crawl
out unassisted. Not all of them were
hurt. One woman who was taken
from the wreck of a Pullman and
carried on blankets to the observa
tion car appeared to be dying. There
were two others who- seemed to be
probably fatally injured.
Many in Berths.
Many' of the passengers had re
tired when the wreck threw them
from their berths. They suffered half
clad or only in their night clothes, in
zero weather until uninjured or less
heightened passengers provided them
with sumcient clothes.
There was an utter absence of
panic. Even the injured made no
sound and scarcely a groan was heard
as the injured were carried from the
rour orTfve rails were torn from
the north side of the track. The
cause of the wreck was undoubtedly
Keliet work was delayed by the fact
that the relief train from Atlantic was
unable to approach nearer than 300
vards to the wreck, because of the
displaced rails. The injured were dar
ned by passengers, physicians and
members, of the train crew to the re
lief train, blankets from the Pull
mans being used for stretchers.
r. Johnson walked to Walnut.
where a special train was, made up
to bring the passengers to Omaha.
The fire department from Walnut put
out the names in tne wreck.
Whole World in Debt to U. S.
And Getting Deeper Every Day
Washington, Feb. 5. The como-
troller of the currency today advised
congress in submitting his annual re
port that the United States now
seems "entrenched financially almost
as firmly as it is possible for any hu
man government to be. National
bank gross earnings are given as
$590,642,051 for the last fiscal year, net
earnings Jis. mj,m, an increase in
the latter of $30,500,000. "Practically
the whole world is in debt to us," the
report said and "issteadily increasing
its obligations." (
MORNING, FEBRURAY 6,
A NEST OF GERMAN SUBMARINES This picture shows a
These probably are only a few of the vast number of U-boats
ready for their war on allied shipping.
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WOMEN WILL FORM
RED CROSS CORPS
Omaha Woman's Club Fledges
Service to Country in
Event of War.
0. K. THE LANGUAGE BILL
Omaha Woman's club members at
the general meeting of the club held
at the Metropolitan clubhouse Mon
day afternoon, signified their patriotic
feeling by empowering the president,
Mrs. E. M.fSyfert, to appoint a tem
porary committee for Red Cross Re
lief work and pledged its service to
the country in the event that war be
The club endorsed the bill, now
under consideration in the legislature
for the repeal of the law providing
for the teaching of foreign languages
in the public schools. It also voted
to use influence and any other means
of preventing the repeal of the new
law which deals with the election of
school board members. Another meas
ure mentioned by the club is the bill
providing for a civil service commis
sion for the city of Omaha.
On the recommendation of Mrs. J.
C. Hammond of the library committee
of the club, magazines will he brought
by the club members to the Metro
politan building this week and from
there will be sent to the soldiers sta
tioned at Brownsville, Tex., who are
opening a new reading room and have
sent a request for current literature.
, J. M. Gurnett of the United States
bureau of naturalization spoke on the
naturalization appropriation measuris.
which provides tor the use of money
trom naturalization fees tor the edu
cation of the men who are naturalized.
The second district convention of
the Nebraska Woman's club will be
invited to meet in Omaha during
April, according to resolutions
adopted by the club at its meeting
today. Names of twentv-five new
members were presented to the so
ciety and approved. No action was
taken in regard to the investieatinn
of conditions in Commerce sHigh
school, although report of this investi
gation was made by Mrs. W. S.
Knight, chairman of the educational
The new parliamentarv law rlenarf-
ment of the Omaha Woman's club
gave as a sample pf its work a mock
national convention of the suffracats
Of Wisconsin in Case of War
Madison, Wis., Feb. 5. Governor
E. L. Phillipps issued the following
Ihe German-American neon e of
Wisconsin may he relied upon to re
spond to the call of our country as
freely and with as much patriotic
sentiment as will those citizens whose
ancestors came from other countries."
M alone Denies Bomb
Found Under His House
New York, Feb. 5. Dudley Field
Malone, collector of the port of New
York denied today the report that a
bomb had been discovered under the
steps of his residence or that he had
communicated with the 1 reasury de
partment "on any such subject." I
Nebraska Retail Hardware Men
Will Put Wares on Display Today
With more than 100 exhibitors,
whose lines range from seeds and
garden tools down through a complex
assortment of stoves, cooking appli
ances and kitchen utensils, washing
machines and refrigerators, but not a
bite to eat, the sixteenth annual expo
sition of the Nebraska Retail Hard
ware association will open for three
days at the Omaha Auditorium this
Everything in the hardware line will
be on exhibition during this exposi
tion. There will be furnaces, aluminum
ware; of all kinds. Dotterv. casseroles.
tools, paints, measuring devices, scales,
twines and rope, gasoline engines, wire
ware, tencing, gates, nose ana a varied
assortment of rubber goods, oil
stoves, oils, greases, tents and awn
ings, cream separators, pianos and
talking machines; everything in fact
but the historic left-handed monkey
wrench and even this, it is said, can
be found in one of the booths.
There is also a truck suggested by
the automobile manufacturers, as the
modern, way for the hardware-man
to deliver his wares. A corps, of men,
under the direction ofR C. Phillips,
has installed a new scheme of booths
in the Auditorium. These are built
1917. TEN J AGES.
WONT JOIN 0. S.
London View Is Little States
Near Germany Are Afraid to
Break Off Relations.
FEAR A TEUTONIC VICTORY
London, Feb. 5. General impres
sions which prevailed ill newspaper
circles today were reflected ill the aft
ernoon papers that Germany is at
tempting to prevent actual hostilities
with the United States by overtures
for a compromise on her war zone
policy. The only discoverable ground
for such impressions was the news
that Germany had offered Holland
and the Scandinavian countries some
"concessions" for steamers taking to
Germany food supplies, and mails.
The first direct news received in
London from Germany since the sev
erance of relations was the Associated
Press dispatch describing the German
attitude, which will be published in
the Berlin morning papers and is
likely to dispel the rumors of a com
promise. Not Likely to Go that Far.
The greatest interest centers in the
reply of the smaller neutrals to Presi
dent Wilson's suggestion that they
follow the American policy. There
is no indication in the messages from
the Scandinavian countries and Hol
land, however, that they propose to
go to the length of a rupture. Hol
land's relations with Germany have
been sharply strained by the sinking
of several Dutch steamers under cir
cumstances compelling Holland to file
protests and requests for an explana
tion, but the belief here is that the
smaller countries bordering on Ger
many would fear to align themselves
in hostility, for one reason that in the
possible event of the central powers
winning the war, their destiny would
be wholly in Germany's grasp.
Spain's attitude is much, the same
Will Act for the United States.
Washington, Feb. 5. Spain gave
formal notice today of its willingness
to take over American diplomatic
interests in Germany. Holland has
notified the department of its willing
ness to take over British interests in
Germany represented by the United
States, and Spain those of Roumania,
Serbia and Japan.
Reply Sent Soon.
Madrid (Via Paris), Feb. 5.-The
Spanish government continues the
preparation of the reply to Germany's
submarine notification. The reply
probably will be dispatched to Berlin
Tuesday or Wednesday.
Will Be Published Soon.
Berne, Switzerland (Via London),
Feb. 5. The Swiss Federal Council at
special sessions today considered
rresiaent Wilson's note inviting
Switzerland to join the United States
in us atmuae toward Uermany.
Answer of Brazil.
Rio Janeiro Feb. 5. Brazil's answer
to Germany in the matter of unre
strained submarine warfare has been
completed. All the ministers expressed
inemseives as in entire accord with
the terms of the note, the moderate
and firm tone of which evidences that
the attitude of Brazil will be to safe
guard its rights and interests menaced
oy tne submarine campaign.
of iron pipe, brightly finished in
aluminum paint, which with the bright
finishes of the exhibits and a tasty ar
rangement of the national colors,
gives the Auditorium a holiday effect.
The exposition at the Auditorium
will be open to dealers only, during
the hours of 8 a. m. and 6 p. m. today,
tomorrow and Thursday. On all
three nights the doors will be thrown
open to the general public, the ad
mission being free.
The convention proper will be held
in the Hotel Castle. The first session
will open this morning at 10:30, and
C. B. Diehl, the president, will pre
side. After his address committees
will report and adjournment will be
taken until this afternoon when
George E. Weir of Dowiagac, MichH
will deliver an address on "The Rela
tion of Personal Efficiency to Busi
ness Success." Business sessions will
be held tomorrow and Thursday.
Officers will be elected tomorrow
Visiting women will be entertained
with a theater party tomorrow
afternoon and tomorrow evening
members and their ladies will be the
guests at the Hardware Club of Oma
ha at the Commercial club.
On TrtlM. at Mslala,
Niim Stand,, Eta,, SB.
submarine base near Kiel.
which the Germans now have
President Will Do Nothing Not
Justified by Law of Na
tions and Humanity.
WAR SEEMS ALMOST SURE
Washington, Feb. 5. While the
United Stales stands before the world
court of public opinion in the anxious
waiting period which will determine
peace or war with Germany, President
Wilson is determined that there shall
be no word or "Seed to merit a re
proach, even from Germany itself.
Nothing is to be done which is not
fully justified by the law's of nations
and humanity. Nothing is to be done
for expediency; nothing is to be done
which is not legal and just.
With a hope for peace, and i readi
ness to meet war if it must be, the
president has made it clear to all his
officials that the course of the United
States, difficult as it is must be en
tirely beyond criticism.
Must Have Protection.
To that end, German rights and
property in the United States are to
have full protection of law and the
president wishes every American citi
zen to forbear from any thought or
act which might, Jead ..his country
nearer to war.
Hope that Germany might at the
last moment modify its declaration of
unrestricted submarine warfare was
almost dissipated today by the news
dispatches from Berlin which gave the
word of high German officials that
there would be no turning back.
With that hope waning, American
officials now only wait an actual
demonstration of how the new decree
will affect American rights. The news
ot tne killing ot an American seaman
in the shelling of the boats of the
British steamer Eavestone is not now
regarded as the feared overt act. It
will be investigated, however.
Austria's Case Undetermined.
Meanwhile Austria's tase stilt t itn
determined. While it is known that
tne dual monarchy has obi v sH
hered to Germany's declaration as it
now stands before the State depart
ment, us announced intentions are
somewhat different from Germany's
but it is doubtful if there can be a real
distinction. KUDture of relations wiih
Austria seems no less certain than it
did, but the situation must go through
definite processes before a decision is
Although engrossed in the task of
preparing the country for anv even
tuality, President Wilson has not lost
sight of the participation neutrals
must nave in the terms of peace
terms which he fondly hoDes will in
sure the world against another con-
Conference of Neutrals.
There are intimations of thoughts
of a conference of neutrals to reach
an agreement on what neutrals may
ask when the time comes.' It is known
that this suggestion is being pressed
by at least one of the European neu
trals, which has been among the chief
sufferers from the war and it is be
lieved President Wilson has regarded
it with favor. It is realized, however,
that the idea is still in nebulous form.
The first step to place congress
formally on record in support of the
break with Germany was taken in the
senate today and is expected to be
followed in the house. Chairman
Stone of the foreign relations com
mittee introduced a resolution endors
ing the president's action and it was
placed in a parliamentary position to
be adopted tomorrow. Reoublicans
have given assurances of their support.
inc work- ot co-ordinating the na
tion's resources went steadily forward
throughout the day and will be dis
cussed tomorrow at the first cabinet
meeting since the announcement of
Ford Offers Plant.
President Wilson went to the Navy
department today and conferred with
Secretary Daniels on expediting legis
lation to empower the government to
take over ship building plants, muni
tions works and facilities in case of
need. Henry Ford, the manufacturer,
offered his great plant to the govern
ment without cost in case of war and
volunteered to operate it himself with
out profit. His offer will be accepted
if there be need. From . Secretary
Baker the president received a first
hand report of what is being done
within the army.
By proclamation the president for
bade further transfer to foreign gov
ernments of ships building in America.
While this measure was conceived be
fore the break came, its purpose is to
prevent American merchant fleets
from being depleted.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
II DslAT'O nimo .
U-UUHI 0 UU11J
FIVE SHIPS SINK
Captain and Four of Crew Are
Killed When Their Boats Are
Shelljd as The Leave
British Vessel. .
U. S. CITIZEN IS VICTIM
Two English Steamers and One
Sailing Craft and Belgian
Relief Vessel Destroyed.
EAVESTONE ONE 07 CRAFT
Day's Work of U -Boats
The crisis between the United
States and Germany possibly may
become more acute through the
reported killing of, an American
citizen by the guns of German
An official statement issued in
London says ait American, Rich
ard Wallace of Baltimore, and the
master and two seamen of the
British steamer Eavestone met
death through the shell fire of t
submarine while leaving the
steamer in small boats as it was
sinking from the gunfire poured
into it by the under water craft.
Two other British steamers, the
Isle of Arran and Hurstwood,
have been submarined, and Brit
ish sailing ship, the Garnet Hall,
is believed to have been sunk. Five
fatalities resulted from the torpe
doing of the Hurstwood, which Is
said to have been done without
warning. The Danish steamer Lars
Kruse, with t cargo of wheat for
the Belgian relief committee, has
gone to the bottom near the Bel
gian coast, either having been tor
pedoed or struck by mine.
London, Feb. 5. The British
steamer Isle of Arran, of 1,910 tons,
has been sunk by a submarine, two
of its crew being injured by shell tire,
Lloyd's Shipping Agency announced
today. The . British steamer Eave
stone, of 1,791 tons, also has been
sunk and the captain and four mem
bers of the crew killed, says another
agency announcement. The Belgian
relief steamer, Lars Kruse, of 1,460
tons, was sunk by a mine or subma
rine near the Belgian coast today.
The British steamer ,Hurstwood,
1,229 tons, was torpedoed w'liout
warning at noon today. Thtfee i-ta,i
we're killed by the explosion aJ
three seriously iniurcd. two r'-'ten""
died after the cojtw was landed.
The official statement says: "Sur
vivors of the steamship . Eavestone,
who landed today, report their ship
sunk by shell fire from a German
submarine. The crew abandoned the
Sinking ship and were shelled in their
boats by the submarine,
"The master and three seamen were
thus killed and the second mate se
verely wounded. Among the killed
was Richard Wallace of Baltimore."
It is officially announced that Rich.,
ard Wallace, an American seaman be
longing at Baltimore, was killed in
the shelling of the boats which left
the sinking steamer Eavestjne.
The official statement says that the
survivors oi tne eavestone who were
landed today report that their ship
was sunk by shell fire from a German
vessel, and that the submarine then
shelled the boats in which they took
refuge, killing the captain and three
seamen and severely wounding the
Four-Masted Bark Sunk.
Tdie British four-masted bark Gar
net Hill, of 2,272 gross tons, is be
lieved by Lloyds to have been sunk,
The steamer Eavestone sailed front
Newport News December 25 for Liv
erpool. Its subsequent movements
have not been recorded in, available
The Lars Kruse was a vessel of
1,460 tons. It was under Danish reg
istry. It left Buenos Aires December!
Zs for Kotterdam. 1 he vessel carried!
a cargo of wheat from Buenos Aires
Women Should Decide
' (From s Staff Corrsspondsnt.)
Lincoln, Neb. Feb. S. (Special Tel
egram.) "Let the women of Nebras
ka vote on whether they want woman
suffrage or not and let that settle the
question," wis the theme of talks
given to a senate committee when Mes-
dames William Archibald Smith, C. C
Guy, L. C. Crofoot, T. J. Mackay and
Charles L. Elgutter of Omaha ap
peared in opposition to the present
bill before the legislature granting
partial suffrage to women.
The women also believe that inas
much as the question of equal suf
frage was voted on at the election two
years ago and defeated and as in all
probability it will be tried at the next
election, the matter should rest until
Many b a r ga i n s in
Used Automobiles '
will be found on to
day's Want-Ad pages. ;
Get yours there. . If
you fail to find what
you want try a small
ad of your own. ,
Call Tyler 1000 .
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The Be Want Ad Dept. "
as your phone is to you.
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