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The Omaha Daily Want-ad Night Service to 10 p. m. Tyler 1000. THE WEATHER Cloudy; Warmer VOL. XL VI. NO. 205. OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 13, 1917 TEN PAGES. On Trilnt. it Httli. Mtm tXtmit, Era., to. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. Bee OMAHA PAYS ITS TRIBUTE TO THE NATION'S HEROES Super Glowing Tributes in Speeches and Song Placed at Memory Shrine of Lin coln and Washington. VETERANS MARCH IN LINE Success of Washington Inspires His Successors, A. W. Jeff eris Tells Listeners. LINCOLN TYPICAL AMERICAN Omaha paid homage to the memor ies of the nation's martyred emanci pator and to the father of bis country at a patriotic mass meeting at the Auditorium yesterday afternoon Super-glowing tributes in speeches and song were placed at the memory shrine of the two outstanding figures in American history Lincoln and .Washington. Prominent Omahans occupied seats on the stage at the carrying out of the Lincoln-Washington program, while in the Auditorium proper of the huge building were civil war veterans, hun dreds of school children, troops of ooy scouts, members op various patriotic societies and Omaha citizens in general. Starting from the court house at 2 o'clock, the following organizations marched to the Auditor ium: Grand Army of the Republic and Spanish war veterans, high school cadets and band and Boy Scouts. The Fifth regiment and the Omaha bat talion of the National Guard were un able to march in the parade. The Women's Relief Corps distributed flags and flowers to the those in the thinning ranks of veterans when the old soldiers assembled in the court house rotunda. The Auditorium was specially dec orated with a profusion of flags and red, white and blue bunting, and above the stage was a large framed picture of Lincoln, with likenesses of Washington and President Wilson on cither side. Boy Scouts acted as ushers. The huge building was a riot of patriotic cheering and flag waving when the civil war veterans some of thrm bent with age and walking with difficulty, but all doing their best to maintain a sprightly step marched down the center aisle and took their seats in the first six rows reserved for them. Sing National Anthem. When Mayor Dahlman, who pre sided, stepped to the front of the stage and announced the first number on the program the singing of the Star Spangled Banner by the entire au dienceevery man, woman and child rose to their feet and to the accom paniment of the high school cadet band sang the anthem. The mayor made a brief intro ductory talk, declaring that it was particularly fitting, in view of the pres ent crisis, for citizens of Omaha to gather in patriotic assemblage and pay tributes to the memories of the United States' two most illustrious presidents. Rev. G. A. Hurlbert delivered the invocation. The present hours are momentous ones for the United States, and Americans may well look to the life and deeds of Washington in wonder ing how to act now, when war clouds loom up and the United States is fac ing a crisis, A. W. Jefferis, who made an address on "Washington," told his listeners. Inspiration for Others. Mr. Jefferis asserted that nations must either resort to fore: or in timidation, or on the other hand have abiding love in its citizenship. Wash ington, he said, stood for mbre to his country and to mankind than any other man in history. Since the father of his country died, his success is that whicn has always inspired nis suc cesors, Mr. Jefferis averred. Mr. Jefferis expressed a doubt as to where we would be today, or whether we would be here at all, if it had not been for a divine providence, which he declared watched over Washington and made possible the United States. "But while we are praising Wash- C ttnned on Page Two, Column Four.) The Weather For Kebrask Partly Cloudy. TMnpeiwtorM at Omaha Tetterday. Hour. Deff. WARMER S a. m 13 8 a. m 13 7 a. m CompmrmtlTe Local Rfcord. 117. 1916. 1915. 1914. Hlffheat yetfrdajr 33 23 Lowest yesterday .... 10 1 12 Mean temperature.... 22 12 34 8 Precipitation 00 .02 .44 .14 Temperature and precipitation departures from the normal: Normal temperature 2S Deficiency for the day 1 Total excess since March 1 138 Normal precipitation 03 Inch Deficiency for the day 03 Inch Total rainfall since March 1 17. 42 inches Deficiency since March 1 12.90 Inches Deficiency, cor period. 1916 66 Inch Deficiency cor. period, 1914.... 1.92 Inches Re porta from BtaUam at 7 P. M. Station and State Temp. High of Weather. 7 p. m. est. Cheyenne, cloudy 44 &l Baln fall. Davenport, cloudy 20 Dearer, clear 46 20 (4 .00 Des Moines, cloudy. Dodirs City, cloudy . 26 80 Lander, cloudy 3 North Platte, cloudy.... 34 Omaha, cloudy 32 Pueblo, part cloudy 56 Rapid City, cloudy 84 Salt Lake City, cloudy.. 30 flanta Fe, cloudy 44 Bherldan. snowing...... 34 SIOUX City, cloudy 28 Valentine, cloudy 28 33 66 42 52 44 X indicates trace of Dreclnitattnn. L A. WELSH, MoUorolosUt. flO a. m 18 B p. m 32 7 p. m Ti WkaMv 8 p. m 22 Belgians Made to Wire and Dig Laborers Said to Be Insuffi ciently Fed While Work ing in War Zone. BOYS OF FIFTEEN TABN Havre, France, Feb. M. The Bel gium government says it has learned that laborers at Bruges are being ar rested in the streets by Germany and immediately sent to the German front along the Yscr, where they arc forced to do military work such as putting up barzed wire fences and digging trenches. It is asserted that 75 per cent of the men who were compelled to present themselves to the military authorities have been taken for work. These men are between 15 and 45 years. They leave their homes Monday and return Saturday. On their arrival home they arc declared to be greatly depressed, because of insufficient nourshtnent which consists of a quarter of loaf of war bread in the morning and fruit soup made of apples and prunes at noon. This is said to be all the men receive. The Belgian government affirs that, contrary to what rile Germans say the Germans are sysleinatically taking LANSING MAKES APPEAL TO CUBANS Islanders Are Urged Not to! Plunge Their Country Into Another Revolution. DISORDER OVER ELECTION Washington, Feb. 12. An appeal to the Cubans not to plunge their coun try into another revolution has been sent to Havana by Secretary Lansing. Aroused to the realization that the contested presidential election in Cuba already had reached the inci pient stage of rebellion, the State de partment decided to issue to the peo ple an urgent injunction to await the outcome of the voting and to abide by the decisions of their courts. The communication was sent to the American minister with the instruc tions to have it published throughout the island. The Cubans were reminded in the message that close elections are not uncommon in all countries and that in the United States the selection of the winning candidate often is deter mined only after a contest, the case of Tildcn and Hayes being cited as notable. t It had been reported, that the Op. position party has appealed to the United States to supervise the special election that has been called for Feb ruary 14, but at the State depart ment it was denied that such re quests had been received. Through the American minister at Havana, it was made clear that the American government would regret any neces sity for forcible interference again in Cuban affairs, but- it was intimated that the United States could not coun tenance the recurence of civil war. Opposition Leaders Blamed. Responsibility for the revolt is thrown by the Menocal administration upon political leaders of the opposi tion, whose candidate for the presi dency is Dr. Alfredo de Zayas. The special election in the Santa Clara province, necessary to determine the results of the presidential election, will be held February 14, but certain men of the De Zayas faction allege that even if De Zayas is elected, Pres ident Menocal will oppose his seat ing. Reports from the minister lead the State department to believe that the revolt will not become widespread. Business interests both!n Cuba and the United States are concerned, be cause it is feared that if genera1! re- vojt is begun, an enormous loss may be caused by the destruction of the sugar cane' fields. The cane is now dry and its burning would be easy. Villa Troops 26 Miles from Border Gate at Columbus Columbus, N. M., Feb. 12. Villa troops have occupied Twin Windmills, twenty-six miles south of the border line gate and an intermediary base on the communication train to Colonia Dublan, according to Carranza cus toms officials here. A Villa drive toward the border was reported from Western Chihuahua by other sources here. All horses, mutes and other stock were being com mandeered, the Villa followers giving receipts for all property taken. Discusses How to Get Rid Of inexpert Officials New York, Feb. 12. How to get rid of "inexpert elected officials" is one of the most important tasks con fronting the Amerncan people, Dr. Howard Lee Bain, assistant professor of municipal science and administra tion at Columbia university, declared in an address today before members of the University alumni. "The staggering margin of the un achieved in government of cities is appalling," he said. "It is a problem of educating public opinion and en lightening them that they must not tolerate extravagant government under the supine leadership of low minded reformers and demagogues too long." Quincy Woman is Legal Heir to Hermit's Estate Ouinev. III.. Feb. 12 After fn. years of litigation, in which many persons claimed by relationship right to the $15,000 estate of John Jack son, a hermit of Santa Anna, Cal., Miss Lorene Pryor of Quincy, his granddaughter, has finally been awarded the money, it was announced today. String Barbed Trenches at Front men who arc not idle. At a Urge steel mill laborers earning from 7 to 8 francs a day have been compelled to quit their jobs and work for the Ger mans. The same is declared to buffK true of horticultural workers. Mff0''sairica Declines to Enter Into well known horticultural estawr nicnt known by the name of eleven workers out ot I have been taken awav cutter who paid his e a dav saw them all 4 him. A foreman whirtTeen work inff for one man in ItruTcs for twentv seven years was taken irom nis nome. together with his two sons, neither of ' Proposal Made to Stat.e De whom was idle i partmenfc Through Minister It is stated that no account is taken i r 6 of certificates or affidavits given bv From Switzerland, employers. When employers made i nSryu.hor!,ics write" them' that j raE REFUSAL IS ABSOLUTE they arc disposed to return workers t on condition that the employers Washington, Feb. 12. The United designate two unemployed men for j Su( has rf.,irt 10 Germany's pro- each employed workman liberated. The situation the Belgian govern ment says is no better in rural dis tricts where all th sons of farmers are taken away in masses every Mon day morning. Farms of seventy-five acres remain without hands for cul tivation and all complaints remain un heeded. Children of less than 15 years are alio taken. MORE STEAMERS SUNK BY SDBSEAS Further Destruction Wrought by U-Boat Raiders on Allied and Neutral Ships. GREEK BOAT TORPEDOED London, Feb. 12. The sinking of the British steamship Netherlte is re ported by Lloyds. The Netherlee, 4,227 tons gross, was last reported on its departure from Philadelphia Jan uary 21 for Dunkirk, France. Lloyds shipping agency this after noon announced that the British steamships Voltaire of 409 tons gross, and Olivia of 241 tons gross had been sunk. The steamer Lycia has been sunk. The crew was saved. The British steamer Lycia was a Cunard line ves sel of 2,715 tons, built in 1896 at Mid dlesboro Beechtree Sunk in Seven Minutes. , Washington, Feb. 12. Sinking of eight British and neutral vessels, with aggregate tonnage of 15,760 by Ger man submarines, was reported 'in a Lloyds dispatch at the State depart ment today from Consul General Skinner at London. All the vessels previously had been mentioned "in press dispatches, but additional de tails on the sinking of some of them came in the Lloyds report'. The British steamer Beechtree. which a press cable said was believed to have been unk, was torpedoed and sunk in seven minutes. Its crew was landed safely. The Norwegian steamer Solbakken. carrying a cargo of wheat from Buenos Aires to Cherborg, was tor pedoed off Finistere. Two of its crew died, one from cold, and a boat con taining the captain and fourteen men is missing. The British, steamer Sallagh. about which there is doubt of identification, is given as a 325-ton vessel. London, Feb. 12. Lloyd's an nounces that the Greek steamer Aghios Spyridon, 768 tons, has been sunk by a submarine. Five men have been landed, but the captain and the remainder of the crew were drowned. Fifth Nebraska Will Be Mustered Out February 21 The Fifth Nebraska regiment will ectsl.licli .,, - I L: n H.w icwiu in ucnig mus tered out of the federal service. Feb ruary 21 has been set as the exact date when the soldiers will be sent to their homes, just thirteen days from the time the regiment arrived at Fort Crook from Llano Grande. Fifteen days were required before the Fourth regiment was mustered out of the service and it was considered then that a record had been established. Although the Fifth regiment, in cluding the signal corps, has more equipment than the Fourth, officers account for the early date that the recently returned regiment will be mustered out, due to the fact that a large part of the "paper work" was started while still on the border. Lindbergh Asks Impeachment of Reserve Board Washington; Feb. 12. Representa tive Lindbergh of Minnesota, repub lican, today read articles of impeach ment of. all five members of the fed eral reserve board, whom he charged with conspiring with financial inter ests to manipulate credits. The articles were referred to the judiciary -committee, as is the cus tom, without debate. Subsea Sinks Greek Ship in Spanish Port New York, Feb. 12. A German submarine entered the neutral Span ish harbor of Las Palmas, Canary islands, on December 6 and sank the Greek steamship Spyros, according to two of the seamen who arrived today on the steamship Morro Castle. Mari time records told of the Spvros being towed to a Spanish port after being torpedoed. The sailors arriving here said the Spyros put into Las Palmas on its voyage from Buenos Aires, carrying grain for Hull, England. The U-boat entered the harbor, they asserted, and notified the captain to abandon his ship within forty hours, at the end of which time it would be destroyed and the threat was fulfilled. GERMAN OFFER I TO NEGOTIATE IS i REJECTED BY U.S.! vc.v 'An iny Parleys While Unre stricted U-Boat Warfare Is Carried On. I. ! MUST RESTORE PLEDGES posal of a discussion of the suhmartn situation- by declining to enter into any negotiations while the proclama tion of unrestricted warfare remains in effect and until Germany restores the pledges given in the .Sussex case. Gives Out Statement. The State department today made public Germany's proposal submitted in a memorandum by Dr. I'aul Riller, the Swiss minister, and also the gov ernment's replv. thereby continuing I fully the announcenienl made by the I Associated Press last Saturday. The State department gave out a statement as follows: "In view of the appearance In the newspapers of February 11 of a re port that Germany was initiating ne gotiations with the United States in regard to submarine warfare, the De partment of State makes the follow ing statement: "A suggestion was made orally to the Department of State late Satur day afternoon by the minister of Switzerland that the German gov ernment is willing to negotiate with the United States, provided that the commercial blockade against Eng land would not be interfered with. At the ""request of the secretary of state this suggestion was made in writing and presented to him by the Swiss minister Sunday night. "The communication Is as follows: '' 'Memorandum: The Swiss gov ernment has been requested by the German government to say that the latter is now, as before, willing to ne gotiate, formally or informally with the United States, provided that the commercial blockade agatnst Eng land will not be broken thereby. (Signed) " 'P. RITTER.' Answer of United States. " 'This metrrSrandum was given im mediate consideration and the follow ing reply was dispatched today: "'My Dear Mr. Minister: I am re quested by the president to say to you, on acknowledging the memoran dum which you were kind enough to send to me on the 11th instant, that the government of the United States would gladly discuss with the German government any questions it might propose for discussion were it to withdraw its proclamation of the 31st of January, in which, suddenly and without prcious intimation of any kind, it cancelled the assurances which it had given this government the 4th of May last; but that it does not feel that it can enter into any discussion with the German govern ment concerning the policy of sub marine warfare against neutrals which it is now pursuing unless and until the German government renews its assurances of that 4th of May and acts upon that assurance.' "No other interchange on this sub ject has taken place between this government and any other govern ment or person." Bonillas Named Ambassador for Mexico to U. S, Washington, Feb. 12. Ignacio Bo nillas, one of General Carranza's rep resentatives on the Mexican-Ameri can joint commission, has been named amnassanor irom Mexico to tne United States. Ramon Denegri. who has been in charge of the Mexican embassy since the departure of F.liseo Arredoudo, ambassador-designate, was informed today of Mr. Bonilla's appointment. Mr. Bonillas is now at Palm Beach, Fla. It is expected he will come to Washington this week to present his credentials, almost at the same time Henry P. Fletcher, the American ambassador to Mexico, is received by the Mexican government. After the failure of the Mexican American commission to effect an ad justment of the questions at issue between the two governments Mr. Arredondo was called to Mexico. It was understood at that time that Mr. Bonillas would be chosen as his suc cessor, although Mr. Arrendondo in sisted that he would rjturn to his post. Mr. Bonillas was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technol ogy and married an American woman. Orasic Executive Order Is Intended to Protect Canal Washington, Feb. 12. An executive order to exclude spies ami other un desirable persons from the Panama canal zone and give the governor vir tually unlimited authority to regulate immigration there, has been signed bv President Wilson. The text of the document has not been jnadejiublic, but it is understood to contain drastic provisions, very broad in terms, to prevent entry of persons who "would be a menace to the general welfare." The order also contains a compre hensive provisions for protection of the waterways. The governor mav expel any person convicted of a crimi nal offense or whose presence, in his judgment, would tend to create pub lic disorder or in any manner impede prosecution of work on the canal, its maintenance, operation, sanitation or protection. NEW NAVY GUNS The first anti-aircr.ft gun of the United States navy ha been placed aboard the U. S. S. Penn sylvania. Similar guns will be placed on other fighting craft, and mounted in the various forts. .aircraft I, '. " GUJtT ON BOARD $ ' ! V V jf 1 ' f Sassu"!? .'i.-'.r-, "". --.-, u - "j! vyawwifrl GERARD AND PARTY - ARRIVEAT BERNE President of Switzerland Will Call On Ambassador Tues day Afternoon. MAKING A STOP AT BERNE Washington, Feb. 12. The Swiss legation received a dispatch today from its foreign office- announcing Mr. Gerard's arrival at Berne. Official reports on the arrival of Former Ambassador Gerard and his suite at Zurich, Switzerland, reached the State department today from American minister Stoval at Berne. They added nothing to the informa tion already published. Berne, Feb. II. (Via Paris. Feb 12.) Ambassador Gerard will receive President Schullcss and llcrr Hoff man, chief of the Swiss foreign de partment, toworrow- The two Swiss officials will call at the home of Pleas ant A. Stovall, the American min ister to Switzerland, where Mr. Ger ard is stopping. McClure Says End Of War Depends On U-Boats and Czar Cumberland Gap, Tenn., Feb. 1J. S. S. McClure, New York publisher, speaking today at the closing of the Lincoln birthday anniversary celebra tion at Lincoln Memorial university, declared that the outcome of the European war depended on the sue-, cesi. of Germany's new submarine campaign anil on the course of Rus sia. "If the u-boat is a success Ger many would win the war," he de-1 clared, "but Germany is bediming to! doubt the practicability of the under- seacratt. Anotlier possibility is tliat : Kiisnia will make a separate peace. In case the U-boat is a failure and Russia adheres to Hie allies, Germany is lost." Mexico Suggests Embargo On Food And War Munitions Washington. Feb. 12. General Car ranza has sent a note to the United States, Argentina, Brazil and Chile, as well as to all other neutral nations, asking them to join in an agreement tn nrnhihit th Ynnrt (mm their iountries to the warring European na tions ot tooastuiis ana munitions oi war. Berlin Paper Says Was Unfriendly to Germany Berlin, Feb. 11. (Via London, Feb. 12.) The Berlin press is confining it self to the most perfunctory refer ences to the departure of former Am bassador Gerard and the American embassy staff. The Lokal Anzeiger, the only newspaper printing editorial comment, says: "It can hardly be said that in the person of the representative of the United States who left yesterdav a popular figure disappears from Ber lin. The assertion that he was a pro nounced opponent to Germany is stretching the case a bit, yet he surely was no friend of Germany and it may be calmly set down that the re lations of the United States and Ger many would have reached a far less deplorable stage if the great trans Atlantic republic had been repre sented in Berlin in the person of a AMERICANS QUIT BELGIUM RELIEF Commission Notifies Authori ties United States Citizens Will Withdraw. SAME ACTION AS TO FRANCE London, Feb 12. The American commission for relief in Belgium has "officially hbtirTea tlif German authori ties that the Americans will withdraw from participation in the relief work in ISclgiiini and north France v This step was taken in reply to an order from the German authorities that Americans must withdraw from the provinces of Belgium and north ern France, leaving only a few of their representatives, headed by Brand Whitlock, American minister to Bel gium, in Brussels. The action of the commission is explained in the follow ing statement, which was given to The Associated Press today by direc tors of the commission in London: Couldn't Eeven Have Autos. "We were advised February 12, by Director Warraji C. Gregory, from lirusel, that Baron von Dcr Lanc ken (civil governor of Brussels) had notified him that American citizens could no longer occupy positions in connection vilh the commission in the occupied territories of France and Belgium, but that a few Americans, among them Brand Whitlock, might reside in Brussels and exercise general supervision over the work. Mr. Whit lock. however, was to have no diplo matic standing. Further, automobiles and other means of communication would be denied Americans. "Afler earnest consideration with Ambassador Page, the directors of the commission in London, acting in accord with Herbert C. Hoover, chair man of the commission, instructed Mr. Gregory to inform the German authorities that in view of their or der that the Americans could no longer exercise their functions in the occupied territories and that as un der these conditinos the American members of the commission could no longer carry out their responsibilities and undertakings of other Interested governments and fulfill their duties toward the peoples of Belgium and Northern France, the Americans would officially withdraw from par tciipation in the work of relief in the occupied districts." Arranges For Going. Mr. Gregory was advised to arrange for all his men-to leave Belgium im mediately, except a few who are to close the commission's affairs and take steps to see that there be no interruption in the service pending the reorganization of the work. Gerard man who possessed a greater appre ciation of the difficulties and peculiari ties of our position and who, further, had been inclined to keep his govern ment correctly informed with respect to the campaign of lies and vindica tions to which we arc daily exposed. "If, on the whole, Mr. Gerard was no outspoken friend of Germany, he was equally disinclined to share the blind admiration for England and everything English with which his countrymen seem obsessed. From the beginning of the war he expressed his inability to see how the entente could ever be victorious over the cen tral powers, and this opinion he never surrendered." The following American corres pondents have remained in Berlin: James O'Donnell Bennett, Cyril Brown, William Bayard Hale, Os wald F, Schuette and Mr. Andcris. GERMANY WILL HOLD AMERICANS TAKENBY RAIDER They Will Be Detained Until Answer is Received to Question About In terned Germans. TWO CLASSES OF MEN HERE Crews of Warships in TJ. S Ports Will Be Held Until End of the War. OTHERS ARE FREE TO GO Berlin, Feb. 11. (By Wireless to ihr Associated Press, Via Sayville, Feb. 12.) Foreign Secretary Zim merman today informed the Asso ciated Press that he had requested the Swiss government to make in quiry in Washington regarding the slatus of the crews of interned Ger man ships in American ports. Pending an answer, the seventy two Americans laki n by the German raidet and brought in by the Yarrow dale, whose release had been agreed to, are being held in Germany, the foreign secretary slated. Hears Crews Interned, "In regard to the Yarrowdulc pris oners." the foreign secretary said, "these men had been taken oft armed merchantmen and their slaMH had been established. They will be lib erated just as soon as we learu the fate of the German crews in American ports." During the last week recurring rumors nave reached Berlin by way of London, in which it was announced that the United States government had sequestered the German ships and interned their crews. No definite official denial having been received, the government was prompted to ask the government of Switzerland to ob tain specific information. The release of the Yarrowdale pris oners was agreed to with Ambassador Gerard on the eve of the break in relation, but the possibility of the Ger man crews being interned in the T:i.J c. ..J .1.. n.Hl--l... UnilCU OiaiCB pruiiqucu inc annul an j to rescind the orders liberating the Americana held with the rest of the Yarrowdale prisoners. Statin of Men Explained. Washington, Feb. 12. There are two classes of German ships . in American ports. Those interned are war vessels such as the commerce raidera Prinz Eitel Friedrich, Krou prinr Wilhclm, and such naval vessels as the gunboats Cormorant, at Guam,., and Geier, at Honolulu. The crews of these vessels, as well as the ships, being part of the German naval forces which have taken refuge in neutral harbors, are interned as pris-, oners for the duration of the war un der provisions of international law and The Hague conventions. The status of the war bound Ger meu is different and so is the status of their crews. The merchant ships are not interned in my sense of the word but are remaining in harbor of refuge. They arc free to put to sea at any time and take their chances with the enemy warships. Their crews are in the same status as any other aliens coming to the United aiaies. nny one oi mem may oe au mitted to the country upon fulfilling the immigration requirements. While they are in the status of liens they are for the present confined aboard their ships by the immigration author ities in accordance with the steps taken against the dstructioi. of prop erty or menace to navigathv in Amer icanliarbors. It is believed that Germany's in quiry is to clear up misconceptions widely circulated there that Germans, in the Lhiited States have been inf prisoned and that German property has been confiscated. President Wil son has announced that all foreign rights arc to be respected in every sense. Navy Department Hopes To Save the Milwaukee F'ureka, Cal., Feb. 12. The Navy department has not given up hope oi saving the stranded and sand-filled cruiser Milwaukee and is willfng, it was stated here today unofficially, to spend $75(1,000 if at that cost the vessel can be made available for ser vice within six months. None of the bids either for removal of the contents of the derelict or for building a trestle through the surf to the wreck will be awarded, it was said, prior to the submission next Thursday of recommendations bv the navy constructor, D. C. Nutting, jr.. wno nas mane a complete survey ot the cruiser. On Thursday, also, bids will be opened for salvaging the hull. Some of the contractors are figur ing on salvaging the Milwaukee bv dredging a canal from where it lies in the breakers through the sands of the Samoa peninsula to Humboldt bay, a distance of 4.0(H) feet. When you want to se cure a good tenant for that vacant room call Tyler 1000 Many people are staunch supporters of The Bee's Room to Rent column be cause they secure -Quick, Sure Results for lc per; word. You are as close to Th. Be Want-Ad Dpt. . as your phone is to you.