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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Want-ad
Night Service
to 10 p. m.
Tyler 1000
THE WEATHER
Unsettled
VOL. XL VI. NO. 238.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING. MARCH 23. 1917 TWELVE PAGES.
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
.SENATE PUTS OFF
BONE DRY BILL AS
MEMO BY WETS
Measure Distinctly Changed
by Standing Committee of
Upper Chamber and
. Drys Protest.
TO PRINT AMENDMENTS
Consideration' Will Be Resumed
Tuesday of Next
Week.
WHAT THE CHANGES ARE
How Senate Plans to
Moisten Prohibition
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., March 22, (Spe
cial Telegram.) Among the
changes proposed in the Nebraska
prohibition bill by the senate
standing committee are:
- Allow unlimited amount of li
quor on hand.
Allow ethyl-alcohol to be manu
factured. Allow anyone to make wine or
cider for home use. ,
Give saloons thirty days after
May 1 to dispose of stock.
Give distilleries time necessary
to dispose of bonded goods.
Raise restriction against adver
tising liquor.
Not unlawful to have liquor in
one's possession.
Property owners free from
prosecution when place is used for
illegal sale of liquor.
Clause allowing suits for liquor
damages against cities and coun
ties removed.
' (From a Staff Correspondant)
Lincoln, Neb., March 22. (Spe
cial.) The "bone dry" prohibitory
bill, which had been made a special
order in the senate .for 10:30 o'clock
this morning, has been put over until
next Tuesday at the same hour. Pro
posed amendments offered by Rob
ertson, which eliminate many of the
extra dry features, will be printed by
that time.
Nearly a hundred amendments to
the bill were reported.
What Changes Made.
. The amendments strike out com
pletely or in part fifteen of the sixty
sections of the law, and amend others
to the following effect: , '':
Remove-all limits on the amount of
liquor that may be on band May 1.
Tone down the most drastic meas
ures designed to facilitate law en
forcement. Allow anyone to make wine or cidef
at their home, providing they do not
sell it.
Give saloons thirty days after May
1 to dispose of their stock.
Permit distilleries in the state to
continue disposing of their stock of
bonded goods outside the state, under
federal regulation.
Permit the manufacture without re
strictions of ethyl-alcohol in the
state.
The amendments propose to strike
an t all those sections of the bill which
relate to the restrictions hedging
common carriers and consignees in
the shipment of liquor into the state,
on the ground that the federal bill,
Pi
olnbiting the interstate shipment ot
iuor into dry territory, will take
care of this contingency.
"The bill is now boiled down into
a simple, workable 'dry' law, with all
red tape removed," declared Senator
Robertson.
Drys Up in Arms.
Senator Beal of the dry committee,
on the other hand, declares the
amendments are pernicious and such
that they will positively not be en
dorsed by the "dry" wing of the sen
ate. He says allowing unlimited quan
lilies of liquor in private is the best
inducement for bootlegging, which
condition will inevitably result. The
amendments put fatal hindrances in
(Continued on Pic Tno, Column One.)
The Weather
For Nebraska: t'nseltled; probably rain
Dr snow west yorlton.
Hour. Veg.
i 7 a. m. 4fi
J a. m S
L a. m I
rn 10 a. in 64
k II a . r.n
JT IS m 69
VJ 4 p. Ill 2
u p. m .n
d C' p. m 50
SLC-
p. Ill 12
Comparatlre Local Record.
1917. 1919. 1919. 1914.
Ulshcst yalarday .... 47 42 40
Lowest yeetenlay 42 91 29 9
Mean temperature ....69 .19 36 24
P-xlpltaljon 00 .01 ,00 .00
Temperatures at Omaha Yesterday-. .
Temperature find precipitation 'departures
'.rom the normal at Omaha alnce. March 1,
tnd compared with the laat two yeara;
Normal temperature 99
Ksc-aa for the day' 19
Total exceaa since March 1 IT
Normal precipitation , .06 incfl
Deficiency for the day .06 Inch
Total rainfall alnce March 1....1.S9 Inchen
Kxocas alnca March 1 42 Inch
Deficiency cor. period, 191 78 Inch
Excess for cor. period In 1916... 77 Inch
Reports from stations at 7 P. M.
Station and State Temp. Hlrh- Rain,
of Weather. 7j. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, cloudy 26 x ,S1
Davenport, clear ..........66 62 ,00
Denver, anow ...24 14 .12
Dca Moines, clear 64 66 .00
Dodge Ctty. part cloudy ...26 60 .00
Lander, clear 94 18 .00
North Platte, cloudy ......31 44 .00
Omaha, cloudy ..,.4 46 76 .00
hier-lo, enow 30 60 T.
Hapld City, part cloudy ...34 36 ,00
Salt Lake City, clear 33 33 .22
."nla Fe. clear ,..46 66 .00
MrorWan, clear 13 36 .00
Sioux City, cloudy ,,40 66 .00
Valentine, cloudy 34 40 .ft)
"T' Indicates trace of preclpltstlen.
U A. WELSH, Meteorologist.
GERMANS RALLY
RETIRING FORCES
French and British Troops Gain
Additional Ground in North
ern: Trance.
CARRIED BY ASSAULT
BULLETIN.
Paris, March 22. Hard fighting
has been in progress between the
French and Germans in the neighbor
hood of St. Qtientin. According to
the official statement issued by the
war office tonight, the Germans made
a number of attempts to drive back
the French from the east bank of the
St. Quentin canal, but the attacks
tailed. There also were lively engage
ments west of La Fere, one of the
German strongholds.
London, March 22. "The enemy's
resistance is increasing along our
whole front from west of St. Quentin
to south ot Arras, says the ottictal re
port from British headquarters in
France today. "Heavy snowstorms
during the day added to the difficulties
ot our advance.
Telegraphing from the British head
quarters in France today Reuter's cor
respondent says:
"Wintry conditions continue on the
western front, with considerable falls
of snow, rendering field operations
difficult, the bad weather, however,
is as unfavorable to the Germans as
to ourselves, as they cannot get ob
servations on the strength or direc
tion of our advance.
Near St. Quentin.
"This advance during yesterday and
last night was of the same character
as on the previous day, that is to say,
it was most rapid in the Auterre
plateau, west of St. Quentin, and was
the slowest along the frttoit of about
twenty miles extending southeastward
from Arras.
"The latest report is that tour cav
alry patrols were in contact with Ger
man rear guards within five miles of
the outskirts of St. Quentin. bnemy
resistance was most active in the sec
tor between Arras and Ytres, the lat
ter place being defended by a series
of strong points.
"There are many stories of disaf
fection in the ranks of the Germans.
It is known that they are finding dif
ficulty in maintaining their food sup
plies during the retreat and that some
of the later prisoners had not eaten
anything for some time.
Posts Easily Reduced.
"Between Ytres and Croisilles, a
distance of some ten miles, the re
treating Germans are holding a series
of machine gun posts, but we are get
ting up our field guns in excellent
style and- pot much difficulty is an
ticipated in reducing these. In fact,
there already is a pretty deep bulge
eastward in the. enemy's line at this
part, reaching to Beaumetz-Les-Cam-
brat, which considerable village was
occupied by our troops yesterday.
This carries our advance to a point
some four miles north of Ytres.
. The vermans tn many cases are
carrying away young women to
guard against their employment by
the French on munitions."
French Take Nine Villages.
Paris, March 22. The Germans
made energetic resistance to the
trench last night between the bomme
and the Aisne, but after spirited
righting north ot iergmer the
French forced them out of several
strong positions. The French occu
pied a number of villages.
I he villages are situated to the
north of Soissons. They were carried
in the face of determined resistance
by the Germans.
The total amount of r rench terri
tory liberated from the German in
vaders by the Somme offensive up
to March 21 is 853 square miles situ
ated in the four departments Pas De
Calais, Uise, Aisne and bomme. it
includes 366 towns and villages, the
home . of 181,935 Frenchmen. The
Germans are still in possession of
7,126 square miles of France.
Germans Near Arras Line.
The German retreat to the Arras-
St. Quentin-Lafcre line is practically
complete. The French are within ar
tillery range of at. Uuentin and La-
fere. The movement has been car
ried out by echelons, according to
approved principles, one section hold
ing firm, while the next tell back.
The allied operations are now coih
cerned with driving in the last of
these sections, which are still resist
ing. They are situated, respectively,
south of Arras, southeast and cast
of Peronne, cast of Ham and the
valley of the Ailette and nortli of
Soissons.
Just in the middle of the line, east
of Peronne and between the plain
of Cambrai to the north and the plain
of the Somme to the south, is one
of the few positions of defensive value
running to the east of Roisel and
Vcrmand. The Germans showed signs
of intending to cling to this, salient,
but it is now, too, gone, the British
being, close to both Roisel and Ver
niaml. Another strong section which
is still holding out occupied a for
midable defensive position formed by
the fore.t of Coucy, but, from the
signs of destruction in the rear of
the defenders, apparently resistance
is only being made to secure the re
treat to the principal line at St. Go
bain. Britbh Line Advanced.
As the'result of Wednesday's oper
ations the British line is now level
with the French, which runs along
the Crozat canal from St. Simon to
Tergnier. At the latter point the
French positions arc less than two
and a half miles from Lafere. Part
of the road from Ourscamp to
Noyon, which was paved with gran
ite setts, had been unpaved by the
Germans, but in less than a day the
French engineer corps had repaired
the road, rebuilt bridges and put the
railroad in working order as far as
Ourscamp.
The military commissariat has sent
200 bullocks to Noyon and distribu
ted 10,000 bread rations. Before
leaving the Germans made a clean
sweep of the Noyon banks, sending
to Germany securities valued at 18,
OOU.gOO franc
AMERICAN SHIP
HEALDTON SUNK
DV A CIIDIIADII
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Amsterdam itepo Jiaon
Newspaper fndard
Oil Tank ji Tor
pedoed hVu-Boat.
SEVEN OF CREW LANDED
No further Details Concerning
Thirty-Eight Men Aboard
Destroyed Craft.
ON WAY TO ROTTERDAM
London, March 22. The American
steamer Healdton has been torpedoed,
according to an Amsterdam dispatch
to the Central News Agency.
A boat containing seven of the
Healdton's crew has reached Ter-
schelling (North Sea), the dispatch
adds.
Carried Cargo of Oil.
Philadelphia, March 22. The
steamer Healdton sailed from Ches
ter, Pa on January 26, for Rotter
dam with 2,137,711 gallons of refined
petroleum valued at $106,886. It was
last reported three days later 720
miles east of Delaware Breakwater,
It was commanded by Captain Chris
topher and carried a crew of thirty-
eight men. It was built at Greenock,
Scotland, in 1908, Its home port was
New York.
The steamer Healdton is a tanker
of 4,480 tons gross and is owned by
the Standard Oil company of New
Jersey. It was built in lm
The sinking of the American
steamer Healdton is confirmed by a
Keuter dispatch from the Hague.
All Members of
Romanoff House
Give Selves Up
London, March 22. (12:15" p. m.)-
All the members of the former Rus
sian dynasty have placed themselves
at the disposition of the provisional
government, according to a Reuter
disoatch from Petrosrad. Grand
Duke Cyril has resigned his com
mand ot the naval guards.
Nicholas Romanoff, as the deposed
emperor is how known, departed Sun
day tor his estate at Ltvadia, in the
Crimea. It has been understood that
he 'would be permitted to live in re
tirement at that place, tar removed
from the capital and the scenes of
military operations. ,
Accounts of his last hours as ruler
of Russia deoicted him as resigned to
his fate nd determined not to stand
against the wishes of the people.
Nothing has been heard, however, in
regard to the attitude of the former
empress, a German, whose powerful
influence at the Russian court is said
to have been exerted against all
democratic tendencies.
Cousin' of Kaiser
Reported Killed in
An Airplane Raid
Berlin,- March 22. (By Wireless to
Sayvillc.) Announcement is made
that an airplane piloted by Prinse
Friedrich Karl, a cousin of Emperor
William, has not returned from a raid
over the lines between Arras and Pe
ronne. Trince Friedrich Karl and his
brother. Prince Friedrich Sigismund,
sons of Prince Friedrich Leopold of
Prussia, joined the German flying
corps in January. Prince Friedrich
Karl was 23 years old, two years the
junior of his brother.
These princes have been enthusias
tic sportsmen and before the war
Prince Sigismund designed a success
ful airplane. Prince Karl in his teens
was known as the finest cavalier of
the German princes. He was one of
the German officers who participated
in the Olympic games at Stockholm,
where he won prizes against the most
experienced army riders of the world.
Mrs. E. M. Morsman Head
Of the Fine Arts Society
Mysterious "Miss Snyder" caused a
brief sensation at the meeting of the
Omaha Society of Fine Arts, which
was held at the Fontenelle Thurs
day. The report of the nominating
committee had been presented and
the president had called for further
nominations.
"Miss Snyder," came the call from
the back of the room. With a start
the members turned to see that at the
psychological moment a page had
thrust his head in at the door, calling
for Miss Snyder.
Mrs. Edgar M. Morsman, Jr., was
unanimously elected president; Mrs.
J. E. Summers, first vice president;
Mrs. Palmer Findley, second vice
president; Mrs. Duncan M. Vinson
haler, secretary; Mrs. V. J. Hynes,
treasurer; Mrs. Charles T. Kountze,
member of the executive committee:
Mrs. Leonard, Everett, chairman of
the lecture committee; Mrs. Ward
M. Burgess, exhibition; Mrs. Walter
D. Williams, membership; Mrs. Louis
C. Nash, courtesies; Miss Lida B.
Wilson, publicity; Mrs. George B.
Prinz, house and grounds,-and Mrs.
Charles O'Neill Rich, auditing com
mittee. Six hundred and sixty-eight mem
bers constitute the Fine Arts society.
Upper House in Mood
To Aid National Guard
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. March 22. (Special Tele
gram.) The National Guard bill was
made a special order for tomorrow,
after being amended to provide a spe
cial levy of one-fourth of a mill fof
one year to provide the S120.000 nec
essary to gie each member serving
on the border $"5
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CZAR'S PALACE NEST
OF GERMAN SPIES
Petrograd Journal Says Mem
bers of Court Clique Will
Be Tried for Treason.
RASPUTIN A GERMAN TOOL
Petrograd, March 21. ("Via Lon
don, March 22.) The Russkia Volia
in a long unsigned article, exposes
what it terms the treason of the, court
clique and alleges that Tsarskoe Selp
was a "nest of German spies." The
paper says that a special committee
has been appointed to investigate the
'crimes of former ministers during
the last bacchanalian nightmare years
of the dynasty, on which Rasputin put
the final touches. i he article says
in part:
"The first crime was treason, aftd
espionage had its nest in the palace.
The court was partly and chiefly Ger
man, and the pitiful role of Sturmer
in his efforts to drag Russia toward a
separate peace was known every
where. The press of our allies accused
Russia of giving Germany Russian
military secrets.
"Alexei Khvostoff, who was dis
mised as minister of the interior be
cause he aimed to divorce Nicholas
and Alexandra and kill Kasputin, de
clared to friends that he had docu
ments showing the connection be
tween the court and Berlin, and that
Rasputin was surrounded by German
spies, who were sending out military
secrets, easily learned from the
drunken monk. Khvostoff, himself
one of the band of dark forces; did
nothing to hinder the treason at
Tsarskoe Selo.
'We know from the letter of Gen
eral Guchkoff, minister of war, to
General Alexieff, that Sturmer and
Belaieff refused Englands offer to
give half a million rifles to the Rus
sian arinv. Similar facts have been
collected by the defense committee of
the imperial Duma. We know the
consequence of General Soukhomli
noff's doings when he was only gov
ernor of Kiev and when he surrounded
himself with spies. His nearest friend
was commander of the Austrian sov
organization. Our military secret
service knew, but could do nothing.
The result of his treason was a Rus
sian defeat, costing millions of lives.
What arc we to do now? Allow Nich
olas to live in beautiful Livadia.
among the flowers he was so fond of
and among the conditions of freedom
he always denied to others? Allow
him to do this, so that he may or
ganize other dark forces for the re
establishment of the Romanoffs?"
Wilson Suspends
Eight-Hour Law
On Navy Contracts
Washington, March 22. The eight
hour regulation applying to labor on
Navy department contracts in private
plants was suspended today by Pres
ident Wilson under the authority giv
en him at the last sessioi of congress
to take such .ctio.i in an emergency.
Burlington Agent Says Settlers
Are Pushing to the West
"Since the long-awaited 640-ac,re
homestead law became effective,"
says S. B. Howard, immigration agent
of the Burlington railroad at Omaha,
"there has been a marked increase in
the number of desirable homestead
ers who are moving from Illinois,
Iowa and Missouri into western 4'e
braska, eastern Colorado and Wyo
ming and 'taking up' the most desir
able of the lands still available. Ever
since January 1 an average of twenty
five settlers daily have tiled on new
lands through the general land office
ot Douglas, Wyo., alone."
And So It Goes
BILL FOR PUBLICITY;
NO CASH FOR EXPENSE
Measure Passes House and
May Yet Be Changed as
Desired.
COMPENSATION MEASURE
j.f From a luff Corraspondant.)
Lincoln, March 22. (Special.)AU
who want a job with no- salary at
tached, please hold up their hands, or,
as Jjepreseptative Sarin Fries would
say, "All in favor of tht motion, irise
to your feet and stand on 'em." The
state publicity bill was reported to
third reading in the house this morn
ing, but the appropriation formerly
attached which was stricken out by
the committee of the whole still stands
stricken and the bill is minus the
needful to make it worth the while.
However, i it is believed that the
finance committee1 may yet devise
some way to make the job just a little
might attractive.
Compensation Bill.
The substitute bill amending the
workmen's compensation law, which
has been pending in both branches of
the legislature, passed the house by a
vote of ?5 to 9. It is known as House
Roll No. 525. Under its provisions in
jured employes cannot elect to sue
after injury unless employer has vio
lated safety appliance laws.
Weekly compensation minimum
and maximum is raised from $5 to $6
a week and from $6 to $12.
Benefits are to be 75 per cent of
wages, subject to maximum and mini
mum. Loss of fingers, toes, ears and nose
entitle victim to compensation.
Employment Agency License!.
Another bill affecting labor whoch
was passed is H. R. 469, to license and
regulate employment agencies. It
imposes a license fee of $60 per year
on those doing business in Lincoln
and Omaha, and $25 a year elsewhere.
The bill re-enacts a large part of the
1915 statute which the supreme court
held to be unconstitutional.
Irrigation Bills.
The house passed t'.t-following ir
rigating district measures:
Authorizing suits to determine va
lidity of irrigation contracts and
levies; payment and refunding of ir
rigation bonds; withholding water for
non-payment of assessments; con
veyance of property by districts; bor
rowing money to pay on district
contracts with the icdcral govcrn
mnt; purchase f land at tax sale by
drainage and irrigation districts.
School Tax Limit Raised.
The . bill increasing the limit of
school tax from 35 to 45 mills went
through with 81 votes for and none
against. Other bills passed were:
Im-rsasing fir commission's sphero of ac
tivity. Governor to appoint United States sena
tor In cane of vacancy.
Authorising reciprocal Inter-lnauranco
agroeuienls.
McAllister Champions Bill
To Publish County Tax List
Lincoln. March 22. (Specials
Senator McAllister of Ncligh was eas
ily the head-liner in the senate today
and the large crowd which had gath
ered to hear a discussion of the prohi
bition bill heard the Antelope county
statesman deliver two speeches.
Hie bill under consideration was
one compelling the publication in
newspapers of the tax list in each
county. Senator McAllister favored it
on the ground that it would compel
tax dodgers to do their share.
The bill was sent to third reading
by a vote of 23 to 11.
House Koll No. 297, the Bates bill
distributing 10 per cent of $415,000
rental on school lands among the
western Nebraska counties in propor
tion to the amount of unsold school
lands in those counties, was recom
mended to pass.
BLUFFS YARDS TO
BE MOVEDTO OMAHA
Northwestern Hat Fifty Aores
of Land Near Roundhouse
for Passenger Coaoh Use.
MEANS IMPORTANT CHANGE
The passenger coach yards of the
Northwesternwill be miveU -.lrom
Council Bluffs to Omaha, according
to an announcement made yesterday
at local hcadqiiarterk,; The change
will mean' the moving of large num
bers of families and single trainmen
and'-ehginemen to this side of the
river, according to railroad men:' ,
The new yards in Omaha are to be
located southeast of the present
roundhouse between Forty-first and
Forty-second streets and Vvest C and
West D streets. This tract, which
comprises fifty acres, has either been
purchased outright or is secured by
options. Plans have already, been
drawn also for a huge trainmen's ho
tel in the yards district.
Present System Awkward.
At present with the passenger
coach yards in the Bluffs Northwest
ern trains are made up there and
brought across the river to the Union
depot. When the new Omaha yarda
are opened all Northwestern passen
ger trains a,re to be made up here. It
IB not Known wnciliri new engine
shops will be built in Omaha, in view
of the fact that the Northwestern re
cently acquired additional land in
Council Bluffs. General -Manager
Walters made no statement concern
ing the company's plans in connec
tion with the moving of the yards to
Omaha.
. There is some trackage at the pres
ent time on the site of the new yards.
The Northwestern has owned a large
tract of land east of the roundhouse
for some time. The Union Pacific
lias been asked to join in the move
ment for the closing of the streets
in the new yards district. The over
land system owns considerable prop
erty north of the site of the new
yards.
Chairman Lovett
SaysXJar Shortage
Is Only Apparent
Washington, March 22. Unusual
shipping conditions, caused chiefly by
the F.uropean war, arc mainly re
sponsible for the unfounded belief
that a freight car shortage exists in
this country, R, S. Lovclt, chairman
of the Union Pacific's executive
board, testified today before the New
lands investigating committee,
"If shipping were normal and
there was not abuse of the use of cars
by consigners, I don't think there
would be a serious shortage." he said.
Senator Cummins, a member of the
committee, declared in the course of
Mr. Lovett's examination that he be
lieved the strong railroads should
take over the weak it order that all
might make a profit. Mr. Lovett said
this plan scarcely could be carried out
without government ownership or the
repeal of the anti-trust laws.
Senate Favors Measure
For State Hail Insurance
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. March 22. (Special Tele
gram.) A bill providing insurance of
farm crops against hail, dividing the
state into three zones, was 'sent to
third reading in the house this after
noon. The first district comprises all
territory east of the first guide meri
dian, the second, between first and sec
ond guide meridians or nearest county
lines and third all territory west of
that line.
Rates in the first zone are fixed at
25 cents per $100; second zone, 35
cents, and 45 cents in the third zone.
Maximum benefits are $10 per acre.
U.S.T0 REJECT
NEUTRAL OFFER
FOR MEDIATION
Kaiser Back of Plan to Create
a Division of Sentiment
in the American
Congress. .
WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
Proposition Cannot Bo Dis
cussed Till Alter Subsea .
Campaign is Abandoned.
ARMY AND NAVY ARB BUSY
Washington, March 22. Offers of
mediation to prevent actual war be
tween the United States and Ger
many are expected among the next
developments
Administration officials heard to-;
day that a European neutral was
contemplating such a plan, and they
frankly regarded it as another ef
fort, backed by Germany, to 'divide
sentiment in congress anl embarrass
the president.
It was declared authoritatively to-,
day that no proposals of mediation
or for discussion will be considered
unless Germany first abandons the
campaign of rtithlesgness.
All administratiori officials, from
the president down, take the position
that the United States never has and
does not now desire war with Ger
many, but is being forced into it to
protect iives and rights of its citizens
against unlawful aggression. i
ITnlfss rirrmanv is nreoai-ea to
completely change its position, it was
declared today,, offers of mediation
and discussion are useless. Germany,
it was recalled, never accepted former
Secretary Bryan's proposal to sign
nnr of his "nrace investiffation"
treaties, which would have bound the
United States to inaction for a year,
while a commission investigated the
situation.
Meanwhile every preparation for
any eventuality is being carried for
ward by the army and navy, and the
president is awaiting the assembling
of congress.
Unless there is some great change
in the situation before April 2, it is'
expected he will detail in his address
how Germany has in fact been mak
ing war against the United States by
the ruthless operation of its U boats
and leava it- to congress to declare a
and men to. protect the interests of
the United States.
" Plan to Aid Entente.'
! Plans, for, rendering financial assist
anc to the. entente allies in case pf
war .'between the United States and
Germany are under consideration in
formally by tile federal reserve board
and other government officials.
Two courses are said to have been
presented one, the placing of gen
eral credits to entente government
in this -country by individual banks
to a greater extent than heretofore;
tht other, official action by the United
States government in placing a large
sum at the disposal of the entente.
Should the latter course be adopted
It is thought possible the government
would raise the sum desired by a bond
issue to be designated for that pur
pose, the proceeds to be loaned as
needed to France, Great Britain and
probably other entente governments-'
Plans are said to be still in a forma-!
Mive stage and may not be definitely
snaped until after congress convenes
April 2. ,.
Grand Duke Nicholas Says
Old Regime Won't Return
London, March 22. A 'dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph company
from Copenhagen, gives the follow-,
ing statement made by Grand Duke
Nicholas, commander-in-chief of the
Russian forces in the Cacausus, to
the correspondents at his headquar
ters in Tiflis, Transcaucasia:
"A return to the old regime is hn
possible and I would never consent
to such a retrograde step. I took
forward to ultimate victory In the
war, but a necessary condition in the
interval is internal peace. I am sure
the government will be able to pre
vent anarchy, but only with the sup
port of the people."
Discovers How Infantile
Paralysis is Spread
Rutland, Vt March 22. Announce
ment that Dr. Edward Taylor, profes
sor of tropical medicine at the Uni
versity of Vermont, had made an
important discovery as to- the man
ner in which infantile paralysis is
spread, was made today by Dr.
Charles S. Caverly, president of the
state board of health.
"Dr. Taylor has apparently shown,"
Dr. Caverly said, "that diseased
noses and throats allow the passage
of the virus into the central nervous
system, while normal noses and
throats seem to neutralize this poison.
The simple process of, cleansing the
nose and throat with warm water in
which table salt has been dissolved
is perhaps as good a preventative as
we have."
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