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VOL. XLVII NO. 2S3.
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OFFICERS LISTED IN
NEW CASUALTY LIS!
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General Pershing forwards Longest List of Killed and
Wounded and Deaths From Illness Yet Received By
'" United States War Department From
French Battle Front.
.Washington, March 15. The names of six commissioned
officers appeared in the casualty list given out today by the
Lieutenant Richard H. Whitner died of accident; Lieu
tenants Louis W. Ross and John W. Apperson were "wounded
in action," and Lieutenants William P. Bledsoe, Granville M.
Burrow and William C. Dabney were slightly wounded.
MANY NAMES WITHHELD. 0 ' '
Although the list - forwarded by
General Pershing is the longest casu-i
alty list yet received only 62 names
were issued by the War department
on account of delays in checking. The
62 given outvwere divided as follows:
Killed in action, 4; died of wounds, 3;
died of accident,' 2; died of disease,
5; wounded severely, 4; wounded
slightly, 4; "wounded," 2.
Nearly 50 names were withheld for
checking. Among them were several
killed, butmost were slightly
The first list follows:
KILLED IN ACTION. '
Private William Ellinger.
Private Marshall H. Jarrett.
Private Joseph E. White.
Private Joan De Posta Molles. v .
DIED .OF WOUNDS.
Sergeant Leroy W. Miller. ,
Private Ted A. Butler; '
" Private Carl Larsen.
! DIED IN ACCIDENT. '
Lieutenant Richard H.Whitner.
Private Edwin C Todd. J
. Died of Disease.
- Corporal Charles M. McCord, men-
Private Ernest Edwards, pVeu
Private Edmund G. Holmes, menin
gitis. - .77 ;
- Private Reinholt Moller, meningitis.
. Private Joseph A.kYorkes, pneu-
Wounded Severely Sergeant Otto
CLesch; Privates R. C. Carmick, Wil
liam G. 'Carroll, Bugler Howard G.
Parker. '"; ' , 7-v -;"'' V v
Wounded Lieutenants 1 Louis W.
Ross and John W; Apperson..
Wounded Slightly First Lieutenant
William P. Bledsoe; Lieutenant Gran
ville M, Burrow; Lieutenant William
C Dabney; Sergeant Carl Kahn; Cor
porals Lewis , Dagg, Jacob Klein;
Frank Phillips, ' Ebner Werner. Pri
vates Bernie Baldwin, Fenley S.
Beeler, John Beran, Perry C. Brad
field, Frederick J. Cairns. Noah W.
Cox, Joe J. Czapa, Frank J- Danko,
Warthy 0. Davis; Arlo E. Dibble,
Jacob O. Dillenberger, Clay W.
Dukes, Olaf Evenbye," Harold R. Ger
hart, Archie Fahlgren, Phillip Gold
stein, HJnry Kesslcr, Mike Klachko,
Benjamin F. Mercer, Max Myers,
Dominick P. Nogri, Hjalmar G. Nel
son, James J. O'Shauglinessy," Angelo
Pacotto. Toseoh F. Potrovic, Joseph
Rirhter. Theodore Ross. Frank Rzez-
nik-. Henrv F. Schwalbach, . AlviflH
Smiley. Percy J. Turner, Harry F.
Weidman, Clare E. West, Emery E.
Death Call Comes to .
B. W. Capen,M5 years old,, died at
a local hospital Friday atternoon kiter
an illness of several months. Ar
rangements for the funeral havs not
been completed. He is survived by
liis widow and, one child. He had
lived in Omaha 15 years and was a
member of the University club and
the Unitarian church.
Mr. Capen was a civil engineer and
for several years had been in the em
ploy, of the Nebraska Telephone com
pany. He had had much to do with
tiie planning and erection of the com
pany's new building in this city.
' For Nebraska Fair Saturday and
Sunday; rising temperature Saturday.
; Temperature at Omaha. Yesterday.
5 a. m. . . .
6 a. rn...
7 a., m...
8 a. mv.
9 a. m...
. 10 a. m...
11 a. m...
1 2 m. v .'
1 p. fa...
2 p. m...
3 p. m...
5 p. m...
9 p. m.
7 p. m 4:
8 p. nt..V.. 41
: ' ; Comparative Local Berord.
. 1918. 1917. 1916. 1916.
Highest yesterday...., . 44 - 37. 38 34
Lowest yesterday. .. 2 . 22 22, 28
Man temperature..., 3a 30 30 31
Precipitation .00 . 20 T T
. Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha aince yesterday:
Normal temperature. 35
, Excess for tha-day. j.
Total excess since March 1... .......... 123
- Normal precipitation.. ........ .04 inch ,
Deficiency for the day.......';, :,04 inch ' .
Total rainfall since March. 1.... :.llincht
v . Deficiency slnca March 1. r.47 Inch ;
y Excess for cor. period, 1917.... -.22 Inch,
. Deficiency for cor. period, 1910. .60 inch1
Beports From Btattom at 7. P. M.
Station and State . Temp.
of Weather. ' 1 p. ra,
Cheyenne, clear.,..,... 31
Davenport, clear..... 3
.' Denver, clear. t 42
Oca Aloincs, cir.r... 43
Do.lge City, clear 46
Uinder. clear........... to
. s'orth Platte, clear..... k
1 Jura ha. clear..... 42
Pueblo, clear .-48 '
Rapid City, clear 46
. lt Lake City, clear.. 44
Vanta Fee, clear 40
lndtcatea trace of precipitation.
U A, AYELSH, lietaorologlat. ,
TO BOY COAL IN
Governor Harding Heads Dele
gation Jo Capital With This
End inView; McHugh May
Aid war Industries Board.
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Washiorton Bureau of They''
Omaha Bee, 111 G Street. .:
Washington, .March 15. (Special
Telegram.) A; delegation of Hawk
eyes including Gqvernor , W.. L.
Harding of Des Moines; Charles
Webster of Waucoma, la., member of
the fuel administration; W. F. Shep
herd, of Harlan, Senator W. G. Has.
kell of CedarRapidSj and A. C. John
son of Dubuque, arrived in Washing
.ton today to prevent, if possible a
repetition of last winter's coal5Uua.
tion so far js Iowa is concerned.", ,
'; The delegation seeks first' tov Have
the price oi coal established so' that
the consuming public may feel at ease
about buying coal in May June July
or August with the assurance that the
price will remain faced. f U v ; j
The -delegation also is here to pro
test against Iowa being placed in a
zone that will prohibit its purchase o
coal, and this particularly , relates to
bituminous oal in the event that coal
is not stored early, -if necessary, iii
West Virginia, Kentucky,' Indiana, Il
linois and Ohio. .:!.'.-: "
The members had a , conference
with officials of. the fuel commission
today, where . their suggestions were
received with attention.' They were
not able to see Fuel Administrator
Garfield on account of his mother's
death, but will continue the confer
ence with officials tomorrow!
Not After Depot.
Governor Harding said his business
in Washington primarily was to get
the coal situation adjusted for next
winter and not wait until mid-summer,
when there would be such a jam
that nobody would be satisfied.
When asked if he was here to urge
the establishment of a Quartermaster's
depot at Des Moines, he said; ,
"Most emphatically not, my trip is
to get the coal situation well in hand,
that is all." - - .
. Frederick Heckman, representing a
number of Omaha contractors, while in
Washington recently, complained that
there is a disposition on the part of
officials of the war industries board
wholly to ignore, western contractors,
and was given to understand by one
of the officials of the cantonment
divisions that no contracts were to be
let to western firms, but instead.
would go to eastern firms.
Congressman Lobeck being ap
(Continued oa Fate Two, Column Three.)
NEBRASKA YOUTH TELLS HOW
Nephew of Late General Manderson
- Describes Flight Far Into Foe Land.
HE BOMBED GERMAN CITIES
(From a Staff Correspondent.) ,
Lincoln, March 15. (Special.) "I
never ran home so fast in my life," is
the way 'Manderson Lehr,. a nephew
of the late. General Manderson of
Omaha, writes his parents, Mr.! arid
Mrs. Henry F. Lehr of Albion .in
describing a battle he had with four
German airplanes in a recent raid over
Germany. ' . - , . -
Manderson has been in the air serv
ice of allies for two years,' going
from Beloit college. - He is a Ne
braskan and a graduate of the Albion
High school. In his letter to his par
ents he writes in part: . y.
" "We carried out five long expedi
tions' into Germany. The first tw-J
times there was no opposition-but
yesterday and today we-ran Jnto. a
pretty stiff proposition, .but got'
through, made our objectives; dropped
our bombs. and returned. We were
not able to make our own camp, bqt
had to land" at .another aviation camp
nearby on acount-of the fog hanging
over our landing place It. was a
strange signt., f
"We were going along aful could
sec everything below us, but as we
neared our -camp things below us
looked like s sea of cotton. I dropped
down into it and could see nothing.
Shot tip out bf it and everything was
clear. , Our camp was simply covered,
"Day beforeyesterdayx I had an
exciting experience and jvill tell jott
Bee's Proposal of Station Mer
ger in View of War Necessity
Attracts Attention Among ;
; , Business Interests.
Suggestion for a merger of pas
senger stations in' Omaha as a war
measure, and as a measure of war
time economy and efficiency, as made
by The Bee, has occasioned consider
able comment and aroused a great
deal of discussion.
Business men, who are learning to
cut out overhead expense everywhere,
and learning to take up the slack ends
of their business methods, expressed
surprise that nothing has as' yet been
done in railroad management that
would save a nickel in the cost of op
eration, and that despite the fact that
the government management seemed
to promise some mergers and more
efficient methods at the terminals,
these things are so slow in coming
about. . " ;
j RAILROAD MEN DIFFER. ;
! Railroad men too; discussed the
proposal of the merger and the state
ment by The , Bee that there is, no
longer any good excuse for the sep
arate operation by the government
of. the two passenger stations in
i Some difference of opinion still ex
ists among the railroad men of Omaha
in regard to the proposed merger.
Importance of Merger.
Fred P. Rutherford, city passenger
agent of the Rock Island,- who sees
the importance of such. a merger at
this tinie most dearly,-saysl
u Jtverytmng points to tne imager
or ine cny iickci omcesy, nere, a
well as elsewhere and with this cbm-
iflfe, there is no riaspfi why a nurger
of depot ticket offices may not be ex
pected to follow. .1 have an idea that
the merger in Omaha is.nptfar away.
When that Jcotnet? white '1 do not
know what the plan wilt fcftr. I faucy
that all the. passenger trains now com
ing into and going out of the Union
and ' Burlington: stations will be op
erated, through-; the former. . While
this rdight be a war tneasure, I wctld
not be surprised to see it permanent.
"By merging the two stations, .more
trackage would be added .to th pas
senger yardand even 'if th'e train
SefMce, should not be reduced, thf
congestiori would be, relieved. ; ,,
! "By .making some slight changes
in the arrangement of the intent r of
the Union station, the waiting .rooms
could be enlarged and. by .taking out
Some partitions, additional Space could
be provided for such additional ticket
sellers as would be required : if the
Burlington should : do its business
through the same station as the other
, - Little More Dubious."
George W. Holdrege, general man
ager of the Burlington, is more dubi
ous of its practicability right now. He
gives his idea as follows:
; "Before the Vwar is over the one
station idea , may' be adopted, but
never with the number of trains now
being operated." ' I 'don't think it
would be practical. At, this time there
is not -enough trackage at our sta
tion for the convenient handling of
the trains that we are running. , And
as I understand' the' situation, across
(Continued on Pae Elfht, Column One.)
James Stillman, Noted
New York Banker, Dies
New York, March 5. James Still
man of the board of National City
bank and one of the most famous
bankers in the United States, died of
heart disease late today at his home
in this , city. ; He had been in poor
health for several months.
about it, but don't worry as it was
not as dangerous- as it sounds. Four
of us had gone to -a well known town
in Germany. . We , started about 10
o clock and arrived at 11:3ft. -
'We dropped our bombs and thenl
maae a wide turn toahe left to see
the damage. The others turned to
the right and fvere between' me anf!
the sun. When I looked again there
were Three machines, straight ahead
and rh the direction of home ,
i "A-I"cae; nearer .the machines
looked different and then they all dove
at me head first.- Then I knew they
wereBoches. Well, shots flew thick
and-fast. One machine went down
pretty fast. ;The 'other two 'came' St
mes again, and ,1 ,went into a high
spiral, going Jowrr like a rock, my ob
server shooting .all' the .time. Well,
he gave' them" all they wanted and
they beat it. and .then it was we who
did the beating; And we' sure "did go;
J "ever ran home so fast in my.life.
I had five-holes in my machine, but
they-were inthe wings and not close
to. me ...j ... . ' . .
"The German machines were 'Tan
goes.' The Tango-Boche is what is
known iis the 'flying circus.' They are
IS of the -best . German pilots led by
Baron Richthoffen.'who is a great
pilot' and pretty good sport. To
morrow night will write you. more,
but tonight I 'am dead tired and can
ust;fims with food-'ttighy
IN RANKS OF TEUTON
AFTER DUTCH IF
U.S. GETS SHIPS
Teuton Papers in Rage Demand
; Netherlands v Take Drastic
Measures if Plan Is
(By Associated Press.)
London, March 15.The notice
served on -Holland by Great Britain
and. the" United States" regarding the
taking over 6f Dutch ships in allied
ports has thrown the German pres
into a towering rage, the Copenhagen
correspondent of the Exchange Tele
graph company cables. The newspa
pers demand that Germany take the
most drastic' counter mesures if Hol
land gives way to the allies.
Bitter Against U. S.
Amsterdam, March IS. Extracts
from Vienna newspapers regarding
the allied intimation that Dutch ship
pins n jlicd ports would be taken
over, contain violent abuse of the en
tente and of . the United States. The
Neue Freie Prcsse represents the
proposed action as making Dutch
neutrality a thing of derision and, an
undisguised outrage. It is particu
larly bitter against the United States,
which it declares to be primarily re
sponsible for this "unprecedented act
of violence against a neutral people."
Used to Carry Food."'
Washington. March 15. -The mil
liontons of Dutch ships about r6 be
takerr-over, by the) united states an.1
Great Britain by reauisition. if the
Netherlands government voluntarily
does not .agree to turn them over,
will.be used chiefly, ofhcials said to
day, for the transportation of food'
stuffs. - .. ; : . -'
The ships will be pooled by the al
lied . governinentsvin jthe ; common
cause. The Dutch crews are expected
to remain with them. ' ?
-May Fly Two Flags.
There is a possibility,' officials said
today", that the Dutch ships taken over
may be put. under-the American and
British nags, although this has not
been decided. If this were done, many
members of-their; Dutch crews would
be removed. ; , f - ,
F. A STERN Ku Ans - N
GET BIG INCREASE
IN FREIGHT RATES
Washington, March 15. A gjneral
ifrcrease of about IS per cent in com
modity rates was granted today by
tfie Interstate Commerce commission
to railroads east of.the Mississippi and
north of the Ohio and Pojomac rivers,
supplementing a similar increase al
lowed last Jyne in class rates.
The order applies only to articles
shipped in larg quantities, such as
coal, brick, grain, foodstuffs, oil, tor.e,
cement, lumber and other staple f.ro
ducts shipped under the "commodity"
classification. The new rates wii' go
into effect as soon as railroads file
new tariffs, probably within a 'lew
The' action, will add about $58,000,
000 to the revenue of eastern roads,
althdugh it will not actually increase
their earnings, since the sum wii' re
vert tp the government under the sys
tem of common operation.
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Fish Elected President
, Western Newspaper Union
H. H.1 Fish of Omaha 'has' been
elected president and general mana
ger of the Western Newspaper Union,
and thus becomes the executive head
of the big newspaper. service organiza
tion which has its headquarters in this
A meeting of the board of directors
of this company was held this week,
at which the election1 of Mr. Fish to
the presidency occurred. This posi
tion has been vacant since the death
of George A. Joslynmore than a year
ago. . ; , i
Mr. Fish had been vice president
and has been general manager for sev
C. D. Joslyn of New YorkCity was
elected chairman of the board of di
rectors. ntl Judge J. J. Sullivan of
Omaha was added to the directors.
Other Omahans on the board are
Sarah H.. Joslyn, C; L. Farnsworth, C
Ev Yost and J. B. Jones.
This Man Wants to Join
- ; United States A rmg
i Sti Louis, -Mo March -15. Al
fred P. Close,, who: described him
self as a traveling accountant, ap
pearing before the district appeals
board today to ; ascertain how he
"could enter military service, assert
ed that since registering for the
draft last June, he has been physi
cally exainmed and rejected ,45
times. He asserted he , was ex
anmined nine times in St. Louis, 11
times in Detroit, eight in Pitts
burgh,, six : each in Chicago-and
Peoria, two each in New York and
Toledo, and once in Camden, N. J
TATES CAUSE SPLIT
Caucasus Refuses to
Endorse Peace Treaty
Petrograi, March ' 1 5. The
Caucasus government has is
sued a statement in which it re
fuses to endorse the Brest
Litovsk peace treaty, which
' cedes Kars, Batoura -and Arda
' han to Turkey .and declare that
peace with Turkey can only be
signed by the Caucasus govern
ment, which has sent its own
delegates to Trebixohtl to dis
cuss peace. , '
In view of repeated violations
by both the Germans and the
Russians of the line of demark
ation fixed by the Pskov front;
the Germans have demanded the
establishment of a new line 10
versta east of the present Rus
; sian positions. A German offi
cial explanation of this change
in the line is that it is necessary
to strengthen Germany's strat
egic position. '
NEW PEACE MOVE
Hindenburg and Ludendorff
Boast of Teutons' Ability to
Continue War to Vic-
i (Bf Associated frtM.)
That peace termsave been offfe
Great Britain by Germany may te
(erred fronuseveraV significant oral
ments given out Friday'. . 7,, ( f
Cord Robert' Cecil, British minister
of blockade, when asked H.prop0814
''had b'ectCreceiyed. for a peace it the
exoens of Russia. answered tUtt ''no
such proposals are'J3J"jf tonsiti'-jed
or will, pe considere t )
j Earlier in ' th day an .Ainefdin!
dispatch ; quoted ,Field Marshal ' von
Hindenburg. as saying, that. "the. en
tente has shown ati, urirespdnsUf. St
titude toward Germany's t peace itt-
lentions and.' the treats German ,6f
fensive must therefore go" on." Later
General ;von. Ludefldorf, the . German
quartermaster general was reported as
saving: ' ''" b '' ' "
"Since the enemy is not inclined (o
make peace, he will have to. fight and
this fjght,' will, of course, be the most
tremendous of the whole war," ;
v. Ludendorff Makes Boast .
. General von Ludendorff continued:
"We are stronger than he enemy as
regards men, material, aerial forces,
tanks, everything in fact of which he
boasted is' standing in. readines on
our side in the greatest abundance.'' '
- It is admitted that.offers of peace
have been made to Serbia by Auairia
Hungary and Bulgaria, but it is stated
that Serbia has absolutely refused to
consider them. : ' v".
iHolland stands in a perilous situa
tion, according to the German 'neys
papers which are, printin edit'i.als,
evidently inspired, on tW taking over
of the Dutch ships by the United
States and Great Britain.-"Drastic
measures" are advocated if HV.lsno
"gives way" to the allies. .
The allied maritimevtransport coun
cil, formed' at the Instance of the
American mission to England and
France, led by Colonel E. M, Hcuse
has held its first meeting and an
nounces that it will -organize allied
shipping so that tonnage may be imed
in the most effective manner. '
Spirited figh'.ing is reported along
the French front. . In tle Chamnapne
and Lorraine sectors the French have
won local successes, German official
reports admit the loss of ground in
Champagne before heavy forces of the
French who are apparently able to
hold the ground theyfhave gained.
f Battle . Pends in Italy.
AlonetTre British front the artillery
fire has prown in intensity in many
. i .1 i . i .-I,,
sectors ana mere nave uccn n.tijr
engagements between raiding parses.
The Canadians have carried' out an
other raid southeast of Lens. ,
The Austrians report that T'tlian
positions ,pn Mount Pasubio on the
mountainous" section of the I''ian
battle line have been blown u and
that Austrian forces . have occcpied
ground. Mount-Pasfibio is east of
i.aKe uaraa ana on me ten siuc u t
deep salientjn the Italian line.
IOWA MOTHER WEEPS IN; JOY
. Russell Lewis and Roy Breese of Red -7
....7,;, Oak. Honored With French . War Cross. k
AS HEARS SON DECORATED
" Red Oak, la, March 15. (Special Telegram.) A message was received
here today conveying the information that Russell Lewis and Roy Breese,
both Red Oak boys, are among 24 American soldiers, who have been deco
rated with the French War Cross for gallantry in action.
Lewis and Breese are both members of Company M. 168th Iowa infantry.
Lewis, who is 20 years old, is a corporal, the son of Mrs. Eunice Lewis.
The report says he was wounded in action.
When his mother received the information that her boy had been deco
rated for bravery, tears coursed down her cheek.
"I am proud of my boy," she said. "I hope he is only slightly. wounded."
Breese is a private, 22 years old, and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Breese. - ----- . -. . - - ,
When MflT Breese was told today that her son had received the decora
tion, she said: '"I am more proud of my boy than ever before and it cer
tainly makes me happy , to know that be has received the distinction of be
ing decorated with the French Wat Cross," .
GENERAL STAFF WANTS
SETTTLED AS IT DECREES
Majority of Reichstag and Great Headquarter Hjn
Opposite Side; Belief Exists That Quantity t of Sup-i
plies Available in Eastern and Southern Russia
Greatly Overestimated; No Big Stores of Grain ..
'I (By Associated Press.); ; 7 t
Washington, March 15. Serious differences between the
German civil government and the
of the general staff to annex the
reported in an official dispatch based upon German newspaper
reports received here today from France. The! dispatch fays:
"A crown council at which
Marshal von Hindenburg, Count
personages,. has been held to deliberate upon various questions
relative to the conclusion of peace with Russia,' the offer made
the emperor of the ducal crown
Affairs of Roumama and Finland.
PEACE WILL 1101
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Moscow Advices Declare Slavs
Will Gatficr With New So
. cialist Army to Resist
Teutons. ' i t:,-
t Wa'shiiifeton, March 15.The deci
sidit1 'of the all-Russian 'congress of
Soviets at Moscow to ratuy tne Her
man oeace terms was reached after
receipt of Fresident .Wilson's mes
sage to tne xussian people, assuring
them '.that America .would take tne
first oo'D8rtunitytb help them regain
their' complete sovereignty and inde
pendence,. , , , . 1 j:-
. A message receive at tne aute de
partment today from American Con
sul Summers at Moscow - said . the
president's message- , was delivered
two days' before the Soviets met. ,
Official expression , indicated ' that
America and the allies expect the
action of the congress to have little
direct bearing on the general Russian
situation. ' ,
It apparently was believed that
chaotic conditions will continue in
Russia for a long time, even though
the Germans make every effort to re
establish order and .reorganize , the
country's industrial and agricultural
life. ' ;7 ' - '
Officials here were deeply interest
ed in a dispatch from Moscow which
said that the Russian factions de
clared that the peace will be tempo
rary only and that Russia will gather
herself together with a new socialistic
army to resist the Germans.'
The fact that only slightly, more
than half of the delegates expected to
attend the congress were reported as
voting also caused comment.
7 No. Peace at Russ Expense.
The attitude of the American gov
ernment against any German move
toward i general peace at the ex
pense of , Russia is ' directiy in line
with the expression of Lord Robert
Cecil in the House of Commons to
day that even if such a proposal came
rom Germany jt would, not be con
sidered. " v ? ;
War department officials ' are not
convinced that the German's are ready
to undertake a big offensive, on the
western front despite advance notices
sent out from Germany.
Whatever i Germany's program
however, America and the allies, it
was reiterated today, are in the war
to win and their stand against a pre
mature peace is as strong as it has
been a any time in the past. ;
Mississippi Defeats Suffrage.
Jackson, ' Mass., March '15. An
amendment to the state constitution
conferring suffrage - on women was
lost in the senate today on a tie vote,
21 vto 21. .
military Jeaders over the plan
Russian Baltic provinces are
were present Emperor William.
von Hertling and many notable
of Courland and finally to the
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P DIFFERENCES ARISE.' . ' ,
Serious differences have arisen be.
tween the majority of the Reichstag
ana me government on one star ana
great headquarters 0 the, other.
These divergent- views ; concern
dynastic questions and the attains;
tq Germany of the four Russian Bal
tic provinces of Livonia, . Lsthr rfia,
Courland and Lithuania, as well as the '
questions of the rectification of the '
frontiers of .Poland. , v- v "
GENERAL STAFF OBDURATE.
?; The general staff supported by the
right desires the inimedite solution of
all these problems in a jiianner fav
orable to Germany The civil govern
ment! which considers the present sit.
wAtion fcik-fronx stable'preferj to ten;-'
I rk.l.J 1m,.a nil.'..... J -!C '
K 'v, , uti iiii-jr o ltiiiiLai v . muu poli
tical victories in Russia will (jave hex-'"
little, economic benefit immediately in
the opinion of; American .oflkall fa- .
miliar with the resources of the Slav
territory. . -r--- - .
Nol more than 10,000,000 bushels
of. grain is believed , to be available
now in eastern and southern Russia,
bdt in October it is possible that from
30,000,000 to 40,000,000 bushels will be
available from the new crop.
, Perhaps more important than grain
will.be the vast resources of the .Si
berian dairy farms, which have been
developed ,'. by German capital and
which will begin to supply in June
tne tats tor wiiicn uermany admitted
ly Jiaa been suffering. .' 1 j'v-r.
No Big Grain Stores.
Semi-official reports of the capture
of 80,000,000 bushels of. grain r in
Roumania are ridiculed by officials
here on the strength of reports from
American Red . Cross workers ; and .
recently. They say there was no grain
to be bought in the open market and
that even when commandeered cars
were sent wider guard to remote reg
ions, only limited quantities could be
obtained and inose were subject to
pilfering -by the needy populations
Russia always has sold its grain
rapidly after , the harvest, because
there are few . facilities' for storage
and officials here believe' little stored
grain remains.-. Supporting this belief
are reports that last year's crop, in
Russia were below normal and the .
revolution has further curtailed pro
duction., -. - i ' ' 7
Meat animals obtained in Russia un
doubtedly will help Germany to some
extent, but the amount of them will
not be large. " Many are in remote
sections. The same thing is true of
the vast mineral resources,, which are
found Chiefly In- the lral mountains,
in mjne's wnich have .been neglected
of late ahrl reached only by a tele
phone system that, has lost much of
its efficiencyi ' l : '. .. . (.j
7 West Front Threatens.
1 German organizations, perhaps the
kind exemplified in the Belgium, will
get the -most .out, of 'the conquered
land, officials nave no doubt !
It isevident, nowever, -mat tne
constant pressure on the western"
front, especially with American
troops in-the fighting, will not allow
any large army to be put in Russia
as has been done' in Belgium.
TEXAS TO BE'.B0NE
VOTES FOR WOMEN
Austin Tex. iJarch. 15. The joint
conference committee of the house
and senate tonight reached an agree,
ment on the statutory prohibition bill, ;
the senate, representatives receding
from the senate amendment, defining
intoxicants as beverages containing
as much as" one-half of l per cent of
alcohol. This was the-chief amend
ment to the house bill Both houses -tomorrow
will be, asked to concur in.
the committee recommendations.
The bill .giving women, the right to I
vote in primary elections and partici
pate in "nominating 'conventions was
passed in the house andsent to the
senate. f 1 ; . -..
The house' bill ie-enacting the so
called Allison liquor law," said to be -designed,,
to make the state "bone
dry" after statutory prohibition be- o
comes effective, was passed is the
senate and lecj to a loins cosSJo
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