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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1917.
LANSING SENDS .
SHARP NOTE TO CDBA
U. S. Will Not Recognise Any
TROOPS JOIN THE REBELS
Washington. Feb.' H. Secretary
Lansing sent to the Cnban people to
day a warning that any government
that might be established by revolt
could not be recognized by the United
Intervention by the United States
is contemplated with reluctance, but
the intimation has been conveyed to
Presidcut Menocal and to the leaders
of the uprising that such a step may
be taken if it becomes necessary. The
message to the Cuban people was sent
to Minister Gonzales and to all Ameri
can consuls with instructions that
it be given widest publicity.
Menocal Expect Settlement.
President Menocal has declared
that he has no doubt of his ability to
confine the rebellion to a small area.
He has also explained that it is his
conviction that the special election
being held today in Santa Clara
province will be accepted as the so
lution of the electoral deadlock, which
brought about the revolt.'
Minister Gonzales in mesages to the
State department has confirmed the
report that a part of the garrisons
in Camaguey has joined in the revolt
and that grave fear is felt that the
administration may not be able to
suppress the movement
The character of the message sent
to the Cuban people was practically
the same as that enunciated by Presi
dent Wilson at the overthrow of the
Maderd government in Mexico. It
was pointed out that the policy of
the American government announced
then, not to recognize as legal any
government that came into pow" by
violence, was exchanged. ,
Troop Join Revolutionist.
Havana, Feb.' 14. President Meno.
cal is reliably quoted a admitting
that troops are in revolt in Camaguey
province. The insurgent will beat
tacked by a heavy force, under Col
onels Figuroa and Colazzo. .
The small group of rebels in Cn
ente .. province elaahed . with . loyal
troops yesterday afternoon. The
rebel lost seven killed and several
wounded. Five or six minor encount
er between rurale and rebels have
also been reported from various
points. El Mundo quotes President
Menocal as ' saying that the yacht
Julito, owned by former President
Gomel, ha been captured near Cas
ilda, inSanta Clara province, by the
captain of the port.
A reflection held in one precinct
of Cumanayagua, Santa Clara proVH
inca. to aeciac me maywaiiy ui wen
fuegaa, was won by the conservatives
There was no disorder at the election
U. S, SOLDIERS
! CROSS BORDER
'j (Contfeaed ton 0
border, cavalr. troops vvill-. cross, in
an effor to rescue them. Jv.-;(
' Raid Monday Afternoon. '
Eugene Romney, a relative of one
of the missing Mormon cowboys,:
said today the Mexican raider
crossed the border into the United
States Monday afternoon after cut
ting the line fence. The raid oc
curred, he said, soon after a troop of
the Twelfth cavalry had passed by on
, patrol duty. The, Mexican, raiders
' rode to the Corner ranch, sixty miles
southeast of Hachita, ordered all
Mexicans employed there to join
their band, took cattle and horse and
then went in search of the three Mor
mop cowboys, who were out on the
range rounding up cattle. Romney
said. The raiders were believed to
have obtained their information as to
the whereabouts of the cowboys from
the Mexican ranch hands.
Other Raid By Miranda.
Romney said he obtained his infor
mation of the raid from Lent Spills-
bury, the Mormon scout with Gen
era! Pershing in Mexico, who was at
CaiTazal and who was taken prisoner,
together with negro cavalrymen, by
de 'facto troop, Spillsbury ha a
ranch a short distance from the Cor
' ner, ranch,, which is owned by the
Pafemas Land and "Cattle company,
an lAmerican company.
The raid Monday followed a raid
at the Nogale camp, forty miles
south of the border, which occurred
on . February 10, according to infor
mation received here. This raid also
was made bv Miranda's command.
cattlemen ' here believe. Ten horses
were killed and a large quantity of
stock and supplies taken there. . This
ranch is also owned by 'Americans.
Cut International Fence.
The Mexicans cut the international
fence in making their raid. They
were led, according to reports here,
by Prudencio Miranda, a semi-inde
pendent leader aiueo to villa. ;
I he Lorner rancn, or Ktchard
son's" ranch, as it is known in south
ern New Mexico, is located in an
angle formed by the international
boundary which run directly south
from a point half way between Co
lumbus and Hachita, then turns at
right angles westward. The ranch
is about sixty mile southwest of Co
lumbus and an equal distance from
" Hachita. This angle in the border
has been the scene of a number of
. raids during the last five years. At
Lone Cabin, between Columbus and
the Corner ranch, Mexicans crossed
prior to the Columbus raid, fought a
.skirmish with American soldiers and
tied back across the border. ' Raid
have also been made at Dog Springs
ind near Lang's ranch.
"Death Troop" Entrains.
Juarez, Mexico, Feb. 14. Two hun.
dred of the "death troop" of General
Jose Carlos Marguia's command en
trained today to go to the Casas
Grandes district un pursuit of Villa
troops operating in "that district, Gen
eral Murguia announced today he
would lead the command in person
and would take 500 men into the field
with him. ,t '.
Telegraphic reports received at
military headquarters from Casas
Grande : and intermediate points
along the Mexican Northwestern rail
road cay the Villa followers have left
the vicinity of the railroad line and
have moved into the district recently J
occupied ay oenerat rersning troop
German Official Version of
Proposal Made to Washington
London. Feb. 14. The German of
ficial version of the proposals made
through the Swiss minister in Wash
ington for a conference on subma
rine questions is given in the follow
ing official telegram, says Router's
'What lies at the bottom of this '
report is the following:
A telegram from the hwiss minis
ter in Washington was transmitted
to Germany by Switzerland, in which
the minister offered, if Germany was
agreeable, to mediate in negotiations
with the American government about
the declaration of prohibited areas.
as thereby the danger of war between
Germany and the .United States might
"The Swiss government was then
requested to inform its minister.. at
Washington that Germany, as before,
was ready to negotiate with America
north of Casas Grandes and west of
the Northwestern railrqad line.
Moving to Border.
Presideo, Tex., Feb. 14. Ranchers
from the interior of Mexico are mov
ing their families to the border at
Ojinaga, opposite here, and reports
brought by them say Villa followers
were marching toward the border.
These reports cannot be confirmed
AND PARTY SAIL
itmMm torn Pm. Out.)
hours before tome overt act would
bring about hostilities.
Hope Wir Will Not Come.
A the day passed, however, and
no overt act appeared to have been
committed, the former ambassador
became- more and more optimistic,
finally saying: ,
"Maybe it is possible that war may
be averted. The president i repre
sented in the newspaper as having
made it clear that the next time he
went to congress it would not be to
ask for war, but in connection with
American shipping.- What doe that
mean? To me personally .that could
mean but one thing namely, the con
voying of ships."..
Turning to American neutrality, be
"You, have shipped yoor goods to
the allies because they had command
of the seas. If the conditions had
been reversed and the German navy,
instead of the British, had that com
jQanAjou : would have shipped your
goods to"u'7 Naturally any person's
sympathies are where he does busi
ness. You can't blame him for that.
"I said maybe it was possible for
war to be averted,' didn't I? Of
course, you must understand that is
conditional upon Germany being able
to bring the entente to its- knees be
fore anything happens to involve the
United States. The submarine cam
paign is bound to increase in inten
sity a the weatner gets warmer, j
The' former ambassador was asl
whether he thought the warning con
tained in thei Get-man not announc
ing the new submarine policy woultHfK
serve to keep Americans out oi tne
danger tones. He replied hopefully:
"If it only doesl Then everything
will be all right. If no Americans
are killed there will be no war. I
hope that war can be averted.
To an untoward incident which oc
curred as the ambassador stepped
from the automobile to the pier the
jf,,: hildren! I
.''There's a Reason JW
in case the commerce barrier against
our enemies remained untouched.
"As is obvious, Germany could only
have entered into .such negotiations
on condition that, firstly, diplomatic
relations betwei-n America and Ger
many should lie restored ana sec
ondly, that the object of the nego
tiations could only oe certain con
cessions respecting American pas
"The interdiction of overseas im
ports proclaimed against our ene-
n,;a tlim.irrl. ,1,1 rcr i.- A a llhltl 3 r 1 11
I Nina LIIIVUp,.. M.I. .. .................
tuarfar uimilrl (hue pvFn if rlinlnmnttr
relations with America were restored,
be in no circumstances relaxed.
"The reply of the Swiss minister at
Washington expressed very clearly
that in the resolute carrying out of
our U-boat war against the entire
overseas import of our enemies there
is for us no turning back."
police attached little importance. A
young man tried to approach tne
party and was seized by detectives
who hurried him to police headquar
ters. He said he was Alfred Hopkins,
19 years old, of New York City and
had been given a letter by a man in
that city who instructed him to hand
it to the ambassador. A letter was
found on him, together with a horo
scope nd writings of astrology and
astronomy. The police took posses
sion of these and telenhnned for Hoo-
I kins' relative to come to Hoboken.
i The prisoner refused to tell the name
i of the man who gave him the letter.
He said that his sore object in coming
here was to deliver the letter.
Ready for Examination.
Halifax, N. S., Feb. 14. One hun
dred government officials and in
spectors arrived here today from
Ottawa to take part in the examina
tion of the steamer Frederick VIII,
j which will stop at this port on its way
to Copenhagen with Count von Bern
storff and his suite. The steamer,
which is expected to arrive here Fri
day, will not enter the harbor until
after nightfall government officials
said and will also depart at night.
Unusual precautions are being
taken to guard the members of the
party during their stay here. The
steamer will not stop at Quarantine,
but will enter the harbor and naval
patrol boat will escort it to an
anchorage near shore.
It was announced that examination
of the cargo would begin immediately
upon the steamers arrival to de
termine whether the Frederik VIII
carried contraband. .
Enos Mills to Lecture
At First Methodist Church
- Instead of at the Boyd theater the
Enos Mills' bird lecture, which the
Audubon society has arranged, will
be given at' the First Methodist
church, Monday evening, February
26. The lecture ia free to adult mem
bers, but a small charge is made for
A meeting of the Audubons to ar
range for the lecture will be held aSt
urday evening at 8 o'clock at the pub
T Prevent Grip.
Cold'cuuM trip Laxative promft-Qatttdn
nmovw - caunn. Th.f. M oiily '' one
"RROMO QUININR." E. W. droTe'i ilfna-
lurftinnf Box. jSM, Adv.rtlMia.Dt. v.w
Preildeat Name P Swrtere.
Weehinffton, Feb. 14. (Hpeclal Telegram )
Prealdent Wlleon nee nent to the eenote
the followln nemee for poatmtetnre: lows.
H. D. Muemitn, Uermanla.; Arthur B. Baa
eett, I.Utle Htoiix: Oectr O. Conwelt, Lovihv,
Peter H. Jurteneen, Lowrt.n; Joeephlne Mu
Mehon, Hllbourne; C. Ola Ooode, Melrher;
William 11. Fowler. P.tlon; Kmll M. Petere.
Hcbleewlx: John Grant, Stanwaod; Uayme
L. Petereen Tltonka.
Nebraska Laura IS. Rmlth. Doniphan.
BACK ATNEW YORK
Adriatic and Carmania, Which
Sailed from New York to
Liverpool, Arrive Safely.
NEW ROUTE FROM SWEDEN
New York, Feb. 14. Germany's un
restricted submarine warfare resulted
in the return today of the Dutch
steamship Ryndam to this port.. Its
arrival was coincident with announce
ments that the British liner Adriatic,
carrying one American citizen, had
arrived safely in England and that a
Swedish passenger vessel, the Stock
holm, would sail from here February
16 by way of Halifax for Scandina
vian ports on a route outside the U
The Ryndam, a Holland-American
liner, came back after a 6,000-mile
voyage because its captain, William
Kohl, changed his mind about con
tinuing after receiving wireless in
formation from the government sta
tion at Arlington, Va., about Ger
many's renewed submarine activities.
Officials of the International Mer
cantile Marine said word was still
being awaited from Washington re
garding arming of merchant liners be
fore a decision was reached as to
whether the St. Louis and other
American liners would be allowed to
The United States army transport
Kilpatrick arrived here today from the
Canal Zone, bringing ten canal work
ers, who are Germans. According to
a quarantine physician who visited
the ship before it docked, the Ger
mans came as prisoners, locked in
cabins. It was expected they would
be taken to Ellis Island.
The Cunard line steamship Car
mania, which left here February 4
with passengers and cargo for Liver
pool, has arrived sately, according to
cable information to the line here
today. The date of its arrival was not
AUSTRIA STANDS BY
(OratlatMd From Pas One.)
marooned Americans detained in
Asia Minor. Since the break with
Germany no word has been allowed
to reach this country either from
Constantinople or Sofia.
It developed today that the naval
collier Caesar, loaded with a quarter
ot a million dollars worth of food
supplies contributed by Americans for
Syrians and Armenians, and the cruis
er Des Moines, with a cargo of medi
cal supplies, both bound for Beirut,
have been ordered held at Alexandria
indefinitely by the Navy department.
After the break with Germany offi
cials here decided it was essential to
keep the two vessels from entering a
Turkish port until sufficient guarantee
had been obtained that they would
come to no harm. ,'
Much surprise exists here. Over the
cutting off of all communication with
Turkey and Bulgaria-, wheje the
United States is responsible not only
for extensive American interests, but
also is representing some of the bel
American Detained Year.
The plight of the thousand Ameri
cans who have been detained more
than a year by the Turkish military
authorities, despite assurances of the
Turkish foreign office that they would
be released, is arousing alarm here
because the whole section ia largely
destitute of food and is known to be
infected with disease.
Turkey, after peremptory demands,
agreed to allow the Americans to
leave, but the Turkish military di
rector there refused for a long time
on the ground that the refugees would
take away military information.
Both the Des Moines and the
Caesar were enroute to rescue the
Americans when the break with Ger
many threw all the arrangements into
confusion. Intimations also have
been received that the Turks intended
to hamper or totally prevent distri
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needleworkers. It is quite the most
artistic and durable embroidery
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Finished pieces of "Hedebo"
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We teach this work without
Art Needlework, Third Floor.
THE IDEAL CLOTH FOR UN
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A DAINTY MATERIAL FOR
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ures of a shoulder brace.
Negligee Suspenders are made
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Corset Section, Third Floor.
Thursday - - 75c
Toilet Goods Section
A Sale of New
Spring Wash Skirts
In the Basement
bution of the Caesar's relief supplies
if they could.
Important Witnesses in
Leak Inquiry Leave City
New York, Feb. 14. When the
congressional committee investigat
ing the "leak" of President Wilson's
peace note resumed its sessions here
today it was baffled in its search for
further information in regard to the
manner in which E. F. Hutton &
Co. obtained advance information on
the note owing to the absence of
members of the firm who were want
ed as witnesses.
Serge Dresses Start in Price at $15
In Silks There Are Clever Models for $25 to $35
No Extra Charge Is Made for Alterations.
Apparel Second Floor. J
We Present Thursday
A Special Showing of
Chic Spring Modes
Many women will
want their first hat
to be inexpensive.
With this in view
we have arranged a
large showing a t
popular prices, re-
fleeting all the new
est style features for
Millinery Second FUxr
Leave today and the second morn
ing you can be basking in Florida.
Less than two days ride separates you from that sum
mcrland. Florida reaches out into the warm south
seas and brings the beauties and balminess of the tropics
within easy reach of America's people. No wonder it's
the national winter mecca. You'll be there? ,
leave Kansas 'City 6:15 p. m. and reaches Jacksonville 8:25 a. m.
second morning only a day and a half's ride via Frisco lines and
Southern Railway; the direct route. AU steel train of coaches, sleep
ing cars and Fred Harvey dining car.
The anderngned ha mm Dew FVridi
George E. Ellis, one of the mem
bers, testified that Mr. Hutton had
gone to Florida on a vacation and
that H. J. Barrett, another member,
was ill in Memphis, Tenn. The wit
ness denied insinuations that his firm
had sought to avoid the inquiry and
promised to get in touch with his
partners by telegraph.
Ellis in his testimony today said he
has been unable to locate the tele
gram from Connolly & Co. to the
Hutton firm in which the latter based
its forecast of the peace note, which
was sent by wire to its correspond
ents. Ellis' initials were signed to
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These new collections
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tention to varying the de
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So it is that Milady can
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