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Western and Mid-West States
Furnish Most Men for Reg
ular Army, i
Spectacular Battle Fought On
Decks of Destroyers
Locked Together.
Price of Hard Coal Goes
Up With Miners' Wa(jes
New York, April 26. Coal men
estimate that the 20 per cent wage
increase granted to 175,000 miners in
the anthracite fields will raise the re
tail price of hard coal an average of
60 cents a ton. The agreement signed
last night by representatives of the
operators and the United Mine Work
ers of America adds approximately
$JO,000,000 a year to the miners wages
and ia the largest increase in the his
tory of the anthracite industry.
Bernhardt's Condition
! Is Much Improved
New York, April 26. Physicians
attending Sarah Bernhardt, appar
ently recovering from an operation
performed last week because of an
infected kidney, said today htr im
provement was so marked that they
would reduce the number of consul
tations each day from three to two.
Prosecution for Trial Judge
In Mendel Beilis Case
New York, April 26. The new
government of Russia has decided to
try former - Minister of Justice
chtcheglovitoff on a charge of having
falsely prosecuted Mendel Beilis, the
shoe maker of Kiev, for participation
in a ritual murder, according to a dis
patch to the "Jewish Daily Forward,"
from Petrograd. He will be tried in
the same court where the shoemak
er's trial took place.
Washington, April 26. Nevada
has more than filled its quota of re
cruits for the regular army. Today'
official statment shows that with a
quota of 162 the western state fur
nished twenty men yesterday, bring
ing the total up to 173 and making it
the first state to reach or pass its
quota mark.
Pennsylvania led yesterday for the
second time, in the number of re
cruits supplied, 181 men having been
accepted against 167 in Illinois. t The
total gain for the day in all states
was 1,684, making a total of 33,792
men who have entered the regular
army since April I.
Delaware, Maine, North Dakota
and Vermont were the only states in
which no recruits were obtained on
April 25.
Vermont made the poorest showing,
with a percentage of 2.5, while other
low states were: Delaware, 2.9; Mary
land, 3.8; New Mexico, 4.5; New
J'ampshire, 5.6, and North Dakota,
Illinois gave the largest actual num
ber of recruits, 3,192, and Pennsyl
vania was second with 2,841. New
York contributed 2,677 and Indiana
2,463. Recruits accepted numbered
32,182. The total quota desired April
, to raise the army to its war strength
of about 300,000, was 183.S98.
Following if the recruiting by
states April 1 to 24:
War Iterralttna'
State. Quota. Apr. 1 to II. Tot.
Xevada 13 1 14.1
Or.Bon l.Xi 7l IS. I
Indians t,00 . 45.6
flan I... T4 104 40.7
llltnola 11.176 1,111 U.I
Kana 1,160 141 17. t
Oaorila I.lll 1,117 M.J
Idaho 660 171 26.4
Nebrsska 1.114 170 11.
.Mleblisn MS" 1.10! 13.1
California 4,754 l,0!e 11.1
Florida 1.504 lis 11.0
Missouri 6,(16 1,116 11.1
Wyoming; ito 16 il l
Iowa 4,444 ' 141 16.1
renneylvanla 16,130 1.141 11.6
Montana , 761 117 11.1
Teaee ., 7,761 .1,404 II. 0
Kentucky , 4.676 717 17.1
Louisiana 1.311 111 11.1
Oklahoma 1,114 114 16.6
District of Columbia., lei 104 II. 1
Wsshlniton ......... 1.16! " 1(6 16.6
New Tork 16.116 1.677 11.6
Colorado 1,611 131 14.6
Maw Jersey 6,071 731 14.4
Waat Virginia 1.441 144 14.0
Connecticut i.lll 101 11.7
Houth Dakota 1,161 167 11.6
Mlnnssola 6.161 oil 11
oas aa.n
i.; til
Ohle 6.531
Tennessee 4.161
MsssschueatU 1. 711
Alabama 4.17 47 , II. I
Maine 1,464 14 10. 0
Arliona 401 41 10.0
Mleileslppl 1,614 161 l.t
Vlralnla 4.111 161 I.I
Rhode lalanl 1,064 II I.I
Arkanaaa 1.141 160 1.1
North Carollia 4,411 III 1.0
Smith Carolina 1,010 .111 7.4
Wlaconaln , 4,144 t 111 7.1
North Dakota 1.1(4 , J, (6 1.7
New Hampahlra ..... 660 , 4 1.6
Ka ,! 164 10 4.1
Maryland ........... 1,660 , 61 , I.I
Delaware , 404 , II I I
Vermont ............ 110 "'" II ' l.t
These figure do not Include men
ivho have joined the National Guard.
Viviani Says Might
Of U. S. Will Assure
Triumph of Justice
" . (Contlnsed from ! One.)
those who are fighting houlder to
shoulder with ns. on the firing linei
the ion of indomitable England, a
struggle for the right of man, or
that democratic spirit, which the
forces of autocracy were attempting
to rrush throughout the world. We
are ready to carry that itruggle on to
the end.
"And now a President Wilson hat
said, the republic of the United State
rise in it strength a a champion
or right, and rallies to the tide of
France and it allies. Only oud des
cendant, when time ha removed
them sufficiently far from preient
events, will be able to measure the
full significance, the gradeur of an
historic act which ha lent a thrill
through the whole word.' From today
on, all the forces of freedom are let
' Will Assure Peace and Liberty,
"And hot only victory, of which
we were already assured, is certain;
the true meaning of victory is made
manifest; it cannot be merely a for
tunate military conclusion to this
struggle, it will be the victory of mor
ality and right, and will forever se
cure the existence of a world in which
all our children shall draw free
breath in full peace and undisturbed
pursuit of their labors.
"To accomplish this great work,
which will be carried to completion,
we are about to exchange views with
the men in. your government .best
qualified to help. The co-operation of
the republic of United States irr this
world conflict is now assured. We
work together as free men, who are
resolved to save the ideals of man
kind, 1 ,
Destruction of Zeppelin
Reported by Deserters
London, April 26. The distruction
of a Zeppelin of the, latest type fs re
ported in an Amsterdam dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph company. It
is said Oerman deserters who have
reached Maestricht, Ncthcrland, told
of the loss of the airship, which was
overturned in a storm, while on a trial
trip and exploded, causing the death
of the cfew and two officials from the
Zeppelin plant
House May. Visit France
To Repay Trip .Made Here
Washington, April 26. Colonel E.
M. House. President Wilson inend
and adviser, had lunch with the presi
dent today and discussed the visit of
the French and British commissioners
and the sending of an American com
mission to Russia. It has been sug
gested that Colonel House head a
commission to France to repay the
visit of M. Viviani and Marshal
Joffre. .
Depw!aaet Orders.
Waahtnaton, April 16. (Special Tele
gram.! Jacob Kerne, appointed poetmaeter
modtlartt, rnayer county, Nebraska, vlca F.
H. Beheraus. reelaned.
Postofflre department nae accepted the
proposal of Lodge and Mason to renew the
leaee ot preaent quarters tor tha poetofflve
at Atton, la.
Washington, April 26. Eliliu Root,
former secretary of state, after con
ferences early today with President
Wilson and Secretary Lansing, for
mally accepted the chairmanship of
the American commission to Russia.
Mr. Root spent an hour with the
president at the White House dis
cussing the Russian situation. The
president outlined fully what he de
sired to accomplish.
The commission will be composed
of three or four principul member
and a staff of secretaries and assist
ants. It is expected to depart for
Russia within a few days.
The needs of Russia as outlined to
President Wilson are for political,
financial, transportation and commer
cial advice and assistance.
Mexican Government Gives
First Evidence of Country' s
. at . .
Washington, April 26. Official ad
vices, to the State department today
said the Mexican government had
warned Germans ,in Mexico that any
concentration of Germans near the
obrder would be, followed immiately
by their arrest.
Officials of the Aemircan govern
ment were gratified by this first prac
tical '. i manifestation of Mexico'
proclaimed neutrality. Fh'--
Instructions of the German foreign
office to Minister Eckardt in Mexico
City to do what he could to secure
Mexico as an ally in the event of
war with the United States, have
caused all development in Mexico to
De watched caretully,
President Carrann't recent decree
providing a heavier export tax on oil
and its derivative has not been con
strued by the State department a an
intentional blow at Great Britain, but
merely what the Mexican government
calls it, a measure to raise much
needed money. f
Jews of America"
Ask Russians to
Stand by Allies
Washington, April 26. American
Tews, headed by Louis Marshall, and
including Henry Morgenthau, Jacob
Schiff, Oscar Straus, Julius Rosen
wald, a representatives of American
Jewish committee, today joined in
ending to Foreign Minister Milukoff
at Petrograd a cable imploring Rus
sian Jew to oppose any itep which
might lead to a leparate peace. Such
a atep the appeal says, would lead
to the restoration of an autocratic
government and degradation of the
Jews in Russia bejow even their form
er condition.
A cablegram on the subject was re
ceived here having been sent by Mr.
Schiff, who received it from a promi
nent Jew in Petrograd. It say that
some ultra politicians and a very few
Jews who are at peace, "are consider
ed as traitors.
"Jewry as a whole is sharing the
loyalty of fellow citizens, who are
decidedly against separate peace,"
says the dispatch. "They always have
been good patriots and now more
than ever will fight for their free
country." , !
Wife Must 'Choose
Whether Husband
Dies or Loses Mind
Mrs. Ole Johnson of Shenandoah,
la., must choose between au opera
tion impairing her husband's mind or
his death.
Mr. Johnson, who is in a hospital in
Omaha, is gradually growing worse.
A cancerous growth on his brain, sur
geons say, cannot he removed and his
hrain left normal. If the operation is
not performed, he cannot live.
Mrs. Johnson, who is continually
by her husband's side, is left to
choose. Mr. Johnson is a leading busi
ness man of Shenandoah.
Paroled Man Gets Drunk,
Goes to Pen for Year
Sioux Falls, S. D April 26. (Spe
cial.) Because he became intoxicat
ed, Albert Anderson of Lincoln coun
ty will have to serve a term of one
year in the Sioux Falls penitentiary.
Recently he was tried on the charge
of burglary and was sentenced to a
term of one year in the penitentiary.
Judge Jones suspended the sentence
on condition that he conduct himself
.properly in future. Yesterday An
derson visited in Sioux Falls and be
came intoxicated,' and now will be
compelled to serve his original term
in the penitentiary.
(By Aaaoelated Press.)
London, April 26. Two British de
stroyers, on patrol duty in the Eng-
llct, l,an1 r.ff T1,ir rm the tiicrht
of April 20, came upon a flotilla of
si : Oerman destroyers ana then en
sued an encoui.ter which will live long
in the history of naval engagements.
Cwttrman rlirrnvre wer rnrnerlneH
and rammed; every gun aboard the
comtatants was working, sweeping
the decks and tearing gaps in the
sides of the opposing craft.
There was the locking together of
a British and German destroyer and,
the men fought furiously in a hand-
f-hand conflict.
wciiuaji seamen ui a (aiuiiicu ue-
strover climbed aboard one of the
P.ritiah ftnara and a mirtehinmen
I. U.' .U k..l. ...:L .. . .:
iwuejiit mem ueLft wibii am auiiMnaiib
pistol. They were killed or driven
again into the sea by British jackies
.un ........ i..
niiu louh iu me Miiu9iii,maii ewu.
British Destroyer Return.
The British destroyers were the
Clwlft A tUm li ...1. - - I.U L
they received many wounds, they re
turned to port. The story of the en
gagement, compiled from the ac
counts of officers and men, has been
made public in an official report.
is an rxcitinK ana grapnic atory
. ( a Kn4r.ll..H -- ...1,1. .
m uusiuwB tlliuuilici Willi tUl-
lasse and bayonets, recalling the days
wiicn wuuuen warsnips came togetner
and the men fought on the decks.
ii.e ontisn aestroyers were steam
ing on a westerly course. It was in-
tnae.1v ArV h p.Im Tl,--C...:r,
sighted the enemy at 600 yards and
the German instantly opened fire.
Tiler. ,r aiv r..rm, A....
.. .. vjrei a,
according to German prisoners. The
c...:r t:.j a . j .
ovm rcpuca ana inch to ram me
leading enemy destroyer. t missed
ramming, but shot through the Ger
man line unscathed, and in fuming,
neatlv tnrnrWH annrhee ; k.
enemy line.
Torpedoes Second Boat.
Again the Swift dashed at the leader,
which again eluded it and fled, with
the Swift in pursuit.
In the meantime the Broke fi ad
launched a torpedo at the second boat
in the line which hit the mark,- and
then opened fire with every possible
gun. The remaining German boats
were jtoking furiously for full speed.
The Broke' commander wung
rnttnrl In nnrt anil nmm. h. At.:..
f .B.I.1UVU illV III1IU
boat fair and quare abreast the afttr-'
funnel. Locked together thus, thi two
boat fnito-hf a f1innt, li.J I.-J
conflict. The Broke swept the enemy's
..era m unu uianx range witn every
STUn from main armament n nnmnrtm
maxim, rifle and pistol. ;
Direct Battle Half Blind.
Two n t h e r n,rm,n ,.-.. i
tacked and poured a devastating fire
on the Broke, whose foremost gun
rrpw were rAtfA (nut. -: L . ...
aix men. Midshipman Donald Gyles,
although wounded in th eye, kept all
the foremost guns in actftn, he hitni
self assisting the depleted- crew to
1r,a1 " ' '
Wtlfle tia u,fi thtta A..
, , ; , '. u,vujiitu,a num
ber of frenzied German twarmed up
over the Broke' forecastle out of the
rammed destroyer, and finding them
selvea amirl the Ml,,!),,, fl..t... -I
forecastle guns, swept ait in a ahout-
1UK HIUU. ff
j , ?! ' me ucau ana
wounded of his own gun crews, and
nan ounaea Dy oiooa, met the onset
single-handed with an ' automatic
pistol. Ho was grappled by a German
who tried to wrest the revolver from
CuIt't.,.s" tni bayonet, were among
the British, equipment in anticipation
of such an event The German was
promptly bayonetted by. Seaman
The. j-emamrlea est ln.
v, ,,i lauLI,, ,A"
cept twev.who" feigned death,, were
driven oyer the side, the two being
macii ptisuncrs.
Disappear in the Darkness.
Two minutes after ramming, the
Broke wrenched itself free from its
adversary and turned to ram the last
of the three remaining boats. It
failed in this object, but in swinging
around succeeded in hitting the boat'
consort on the stem with a torpedo.
Hotly engaged with these two fleeing
destroyers, the Broke attempted to
follow the Swift, but a shell struck
the Broke's boiler room, disabling its
main engines.
The enemy then disappeared in the
darkness. The Broke, altering its
course, headed toward a des:royer,
which a few minutes later was teen
to be heavily afire and whose crew,
on sighting the British destroyer, sent
up shouts for mercy.
The Broke steered slowly toward
the Germans, regardles of the dan
ger from a possible explosion of the
magazines, and the German seamen
redoubled their shouts of "Save,"
"Save," and then unexpectedly opened
The Broke, being out of control, was
unable to maneuver to extricate itself,
but silenced the treachery with four
rounds. Then to insure its own
safety, torpedoed the German amid
ship. Meanwhile the Swift continued its
oursuit. hut sliclit ,' ,r;Aa ...k:L
rcc.'ved earlier in the action prevent-
" "uin maintaining lull speed, so
it abandoned the chase and sought
fresh quarry. Sighting the outline of
a stationary, destroyer, from which
shouts were heard, the Swift ap
proached warily with its : guns
trained, to find that it was the de
stroyer which already had been
rammed by the Broke.
The Germans were bellowing- "We
Fearing treachery, the Swift waited
and presently the destroyer keeled
over and sank stern first, the crew
jumping into the water.
As no other enemy was visible, and
the action, which had lasted approxi
mately five minutes, appeared to be
over, the Swift twitched on it earch
light and lowered boat to rescue the
Those who remained of th crew
of he Swift and the' Broke, fter
exchanging details of the action,
cheered each other until they were
The British casualties are set down
as comparatively slight, and the spirit
of the wounded is illustrated by the
conduct of the roke' helmsman,
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l-lKS'4A.'r.! BACOlil'
In only a small number of states
have tenants-a legal right to sunlight
and air. Those are the states that
have housing Jaws. They are the
only states, too, that have any pro
tection against slums, and every
state, evry city, every town has
slums or slum spots.
' So it can be -seen that those states
which have, housing laws are not
especially ithose which need them
most Tliey,are only the ones that
are the mqjtfe enloghtencd.
Most hojisig laws provide not only
for the correction of slums, but that
houses hereifre erected shall be
properly consffuited, at least so as
to be sanitary,: Sq it is evident that
good housing comes both by grace
and by law. Bad housing can be
controlled only b law, and housing
laws deal only with the most vital
essential necessary to decency and
safety. C , . ,
There ll no, housing law in the
country ; that requires more than the
minimum ' tlndards necessary for
afety, as conceded by sanitariums,
architects. 'egiilators and property
owners. Titty all graze the danger
line, and everything below is a men
ace to the community.
At this time, when the life of
every individual in doubly pTecious
to our country, it is unpardonable
that lives' should be sacrificed by pre
ventable disease bred in the slums
of our citie. " , , -
Tlus homes of the nation should all
be protected against disease by the
laws of their states.
Seaman William Rowles. who, though
hit four times by she'l fragments, re
mained at the wheel throughoufthe
action and.-finally only betrayed the
fact that he wis wounded by report
ing to his captain, "I'm going off now,
sir," attd fainted.
A number of the wounded only, pre-,
sented themselves in the sick bay the
following day. one stoker giving the
surgeon the ingenuous excuse, "I was
too busy, sir, clearing up the rubbish
on the stokers' mess deck."
The destroyer Broke was under
command in the naval'battle of Com
mander Ed war jl R. G. R. Evans, who
was second in command of: Scott's
Anfarctic expedition.
Ninf Enlist in Navy
And Army at Tilden
Tildvn; Neb .April 25. (Special.)
Four more Tilden young men left here
today to enlist in the navy. They are
to join a party from Neligh and At
kinson at the latter place. They are:
Arthur" Hawkens," "Edward Dereig,
Williain McPqnald., and Howard
Powell.- - Frank Marshall enlisted in
the army yesterday, i Other enlist
ments were: Floyd Carlisle and Lloyd
Ashkraft in the : navyj.nd Eugene
Crosby, Bun Thatch and Fred War-neke-(m
the navy. -
Hawaii Fa'ori fterrlca,
Waahlnston. April 16. Resolutions of the
Hawaiian leatalaturei pledging support to
tho president and andorelng universal mili
tary aarvlce wera presented to the house
today by Delegate Kalanlapaole.
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dress crepe, dress ging
hams, fancy voiles, tis
sues; 2 to 10-yard
lengths, all remnants
from our regular stock.
All at a Great
Reduction Friday
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Friday, 69c Each
Full bleached, full quality
muslin, French seam, limit
sf 6 to one customer, 69c
Sach. Basement
The Season' Neweit
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English Foulards in a great
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wear with silk shirts. Italian
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and stripes. Bow ties in a
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Cheney four-in-hands.
To match your neckwear are
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