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; BIG VESSEL TOLL
British Admiralty Releases Se
cret Figures Showing Ton
7 nage Losses Since World
s CnUaaed From P On.)
Sts in dangerous direction tliey have
' not been able to concur in the pro
posal. "The figures today will not simu
late the enemy, and the admirvlty
recognize that the policy of silence, as
they believe it to have been fron a
naval point of view, has had th:i se
rious defect that it fails sufficiently
to impress upon the people of thi
country the vital necessity of indlvid
1 ual and united effort on their pa.l to
make good the losses caused by
, Menace First Disclosed.
"In the spring of 1917, the full
menace of the submarine campaign
was first disclosed. Since that date
we have steadily increased our knowl
edge and our material resource for
this novel warfare.
"Three statements are attached
showing for the Uni'.ed Kingdom and
for the world.
p. Losses by enemy action and
"2. Mercantile shipbuilding out
. Enemy vessels captured and
. brought into service.
"The situation should be viewed
from the standpoint of the world's
tonnage, as in these problems the
mercantile navies of the whole world,
excluding the enemy, may be regarded
'It will be noticed that the dia
grams record facts and that noth
ing has been included in the 'nature
of an' estimate. It would not be cor
rect to assumethat the losses by sub
marine will continue to decrease or
that the production of merchant ves
sels will continue to increase at the
same rate as shown in the last few
quarters, although a rapid and con
tinuous increase in the output of mer
chant tonnage will inevitably follow
the united efforts of all engaged in
merchant shipbuilding in this coun-'
try. - T . . . .
. "On the subject of losses the ad
miralty disclaim any desire to prp
phesy about so uncertain a, thing as
war in its submarine phase. The re
sults of the past year nave shown the
ability of our seamen, to get upon
terms with the submarine menace and
gradually to gain the upper hand. This
result has been achieved in spite of an
imperfect Knowledge of a new and
barbarous method of warfare and of
a scarcity of suitable material.
.Material Resources Improved. '
"Our material resource ' fo this
, warfare are already improved and are
being - rapidly augmented, 1 whilst
science is placing at our -disposal
means of offense and defense of wh'ch
we .have been indifferent, subject to
this technical advice, and to a warn
ing that undue optimism is fatal, the
admiralty insists that the facta with
regard to tonnage losses speak for
"With regard to the other factor,
the production of merchant tonnage,
any estimate for the future must de
pend wholly on the determination of
the employers and men in the ship
yards and marine engineering estab
"The production, However, of mert
chant ships in the United Kin;;UcrH
during January, 1918, even miking
the most generous allowance for
weather conditions, fell so far be!ow
that of each month in the preceding
quarter that if improvement is not
speedily made, the point wher pro
duction balances losses will be post
poned to a dangerous extent, and
even when that point is reached we
6till have to make good the 'losses
of the past during the critical period
thfct confronts us. We must rely in
the main on our shipyards and on cur
selves, j .
"Our partners in the war are male.
ing every effort to increase their pro-
J A t. t
oucuon oi snips, out a considerate
time must elapse before the desired
output is secured to produce in the
United Kingdom 1,800.000 tons in
1AIA . 1 . . . ...
jyia ana 10 reacn an ultimate pro
duction at the rate of 3,000,000 per
annum is well within the present and
prospective capacity of our ship
yards and marine engineering shops;
but the ranks of the skilled men
must be enlarged without delay by
iiic lniroaucuon or men ana women
it present unskilled.
' ' What Figures Show,
i ne miroauction ot tnese new
comers, upgrading and interchange
ibility of work, are essential and must
be pressed in with the good will of
mployers and foremen; and further.
tne jDoard of admiralty wish to mike
it peffectl clear that these results
cannot be obtained unless maximum
jutput is continuously given in every
shipyard and marine engine shop
by everyone concerned. If employ
ers hesitate to play their part, if men
anywhere "down tools, or go slow
for any reason, they will do so in full
knowledge of the grievous extent to
which they are prejudicing the vital
interests ot the community. v
"It is to ensure the vigorous co
operation of all concerned that the d-
rnirrlty have recommended the pub
lication oi me iacts.
:, .. The admiralty's tables follow: ,
Losses by enemy action and ma
nne risk. : (m gross tons), for the
period, the United Kingdom, foreign
and (he total for the world show re
spectively; 1 .
1914: August and September, ,314,
OfK). 85,947, 399,947. Fourth quarter,
154,728, 126,688,281,416. ,
1915: First quarter, 215,905, 104,542,
320,447. Second quarter, 223,676. 156.-
743, 380,419. ' Third quarter, 356.659,
Mlfiii, 5,481. fourtn quarter, W7
139. 187234. 494.373.
If 16: First quarter. 325,237: 198.-
958, 524,195. Second quarter, 279,691,
251,599. 522.Z89. Third quarter, 284,.
358 307,681, 592,039. Fourth quarter,
617.563, 541,780, 1,519.413. -'
1917: First quarter, 911,840, 707,
533. 1,619,373. Secdnd quarter, 1,361,.
870, 875,064. 2,236,934. Third quarter.
952.938,541.535, ' , 1,494,473. . Fourth
quarter, 782,889, 489,954, 1.272,843,
Touts, 7,079,492, 4,748,080, 11,827,572.
Cantured Million Tons. '
Note: tigures for gross tonnage of
world's tonnage for August and Sep
tember, 1914, include , 182,8J gross
tons interned in enemy ports. ,
, - .The Amerchant shipbuilding output
gross tons) for the period, 'the
Germany Demands All
Moscow, Tuesday," March 19.
Germany has increased its demands
upon Roumania and now asks that
Roumania surrender to the central
powers all of its own war munitions
as well as those left in Roumania
by the allied troops.
United Kingdom, foreign, and the to
tals for the world, respectively,. is as
1914. to end of the year: 675,610,
1915: For the United Kingdom,
first quarter, 266.267; second quarter,
146,870; third quarter, 145,070; fourth
quarter. 92,712. Foreign for the wrole
year, 551,081; total for the worl.1 for
the whole year. 1,202,000.
1916: For the United Kingdom,
first quarter. 95,566; second quvter,
107,693; third quarter. 124.961; fourth
quarter, 213,332. Foreign output for
the whole year. 1,146,448. Total for
the world for the whole year, l ,W8,-
1917: For the United KinKdrm,
first quarter, 246,239; foreign, 2'2f00;
total for the world, 528,439. Swnd
quarter. 249,331, 377,109, 626,440. Third
quarter, 248,283, 368,170, fiM.
Fourth quarter, 419,621, 512,402, 932.-
023. Totals, 3,031,555, 3,574,720.
The third table shows 2,W,000
gross tons of enemy vessels cao'ured
and brought into service. Of tlnf to
tal more than a million tons was ;aken
at the outbreak of war.
STATE IF PEACE
(Continued From Fn One.)
America an ally of the Russian peo
ple, who surely will not reject the
proffered assistance we would be
prompt to render to any government
in Russia that -will offer a sincere t nd
organized resistance to the German
"If the Russian people w'il be
brave and patriotic, will , lay taide
temporarily their political ditfere.',.ces
and be resolute, firm and united, they
would be able to drive the eremy
from the borders and procure, there
fore, at the' end of 1918 an enduring
peace for themselves and the wor?d."
Endorsed at Washington. ,.
Washington. March 21. Although
it was indicated at the State depart
ment t today that Ambassador
Francis acted without any specific in
structions from Washington in issu
ing his statement denouncing the Ger
man peace terms, his attitude has the
fullest approval here.
I he ambassadors assurance that
the United States will support any
Russian government that resists the
advance of the Germans expresses
this government's stand, but there is
reflected here little optimism.
i Reports that Trotzky is endeavor
ing to reorganize an armv to fight the
invaders and of activities of the Trans-
Caucasians served to arouse a slight
hope that there might yet be left in
me Russians a spirit ot resistance,
but this is tempered by other reports
indicating a determination by the
masses to accept their fate. ,
10,000 WOMEN OF -
jlMAHA TO MARCH
and colleges, Mrs. W. IF. Baxter;
Red Cross auxiliaries, Miss Helen
Baum; speakers. Mrs. L. M. Lord:
house-to-house canvass, Mrs. M. D.
Cameron; publicity, Mrs. M. H. Har
ris; South Side, Mrs. W. B. Tagg;
Florence, Mrs. W. A. Voder; Benson,
Mrs. J. r. Jr'ickard. .
Mrs. M. T. JJarlow and Mrs. W. A.
Smith will have charee-of a Liberty
bank on the court house lawn, under
the auspices of the National Service
Falls Under Pulverizer;
Has Legs Badly Crushed
Fremont, Neb., March 21. (Special
Telegram.) Joe Frstcheck of the
Dodge vicinity is at a hospital at
Dodge, suffering with injuries that
may prove fatal, sustained when he
was dragged by a team hitched to a
pulverizer. Mr. Frstcheck fell under
the pulverizer and was dragged sev
eral rods. Both legs were badly cut
and he was injured internally. He, was
alone in the field at the time, but
crawled to his home, where he was
found by neighbors in a weakened
condition from the loss of blood.
Herman Klahn of the Ridgley vi
einity was brought to a local hospital
suffering from injuries received when
he caught his hand in a corn sheller.
The member was so badly mangled
that amputation was necessary.
The names of nine young men who
will form the first contingent of the
second draft call from Dodge county
have been selected. They have been
notified to be ready to report March
29. The local board is giving 600 reg
istrants in class one the physical test,
The nine men who will comprise the
first contingent are: William Lange,
Tom Anaston, Fred H. Behrens, Law
rence C. Jones. Elmer C Haughan,
Leo J, Roesch, John H. Steil and Vic
Sydney Flowers, who was recently
released from a London hospital,
where he had been for several months,
recovering from gas and wounds re
ceived in the trenches last July, has
arrived at Halifax, according to in
formation received by friends in Fremont.-
Mrs. Flowers and little son,
who have been making their home in
Fremont sinccMr. Flowers left to
enlist two vears aeo.eft here a week
ago for Victoria, B. C, where they
win oe joined dv mt. r lowers, iney
will make their home in Victoria.
Best of Corn Foods
TEUTONS TEAR .
HOLE IN LINE
peeled and was in accordance with
instructions. There was nothing in
the nature of a surprise attack about
England Not Alarmed.
Mr. Bonar Law reminded the house
that he had given warning a week ago
that if such an attack occured the
attacking party would gain a certain
amount of ground, and the govern
ment's information so far did not lead
to the belief that anything beyond
that had happened.
"I am sure that with the knowledge
beforehand of what . has . happened
in similar attacks on cither side,"
continued Mr. Bonar Law, "the house
and county will not be unnecessarily
alarmed by information of that kind.
Our staff and the Versailles council
naturally have been considering what
might happen in the event of an
attack. And I may : tell the house
that this attack has been launched on
the very part of our line we were in
formed would be attacked, if an
attack were undertaken at all.
"I may say that only three days
ago we received information at the
cabinet from headquarters in France
that they had definitely arrived at
the conclusion that an attack would
be launched immediately and as they
were prepared to meet it the country
need have no cause for anxiety."
J. L. Cleaver, Falls City Man,
Dies Suddenly of Heart Disease
Falls City, Neb., March 21. (Spe
cialsJohn L. Cleaver, aged 76
years, died suddenly Tuesday of heart
disease. He had been a resident of
Falls City for 35 years.
Peter Kaiser was robbed Tuesday
night, the burglars taking $150 from
the safe and cash register of his res
taurant. Austin Grush, a farmer living six
miles south west, of town, was kicked
by a horse Wednesday morning.
Three ribs were broken.
Harvard Citizens Caucus.
Harvard, Neb., March 21. (Spe
cial.) At a caucus of the citizens'
party of the city of Harvard, last
night, the following ticket was placed
in nomination: Mayor, William
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Schwenk; city clerk, M. W. Bradley;
city treasurer, Carl H. Worlcy; city
engineer, A. W. Pearson; council
man, first ward, A. Z. Megrue;
councilman, second ward, Dr. C. J.
Filer; central committee, C. H. Wing.
Charles Perry, Theo. Griess. At a
previous caucus, the following were
nomination for members of the Board
of Education for three years: Fred
C. Hoffman, William Wendt.
State House Interested
In Attack on Hitchcock
(From a Slefr Correspondent.)
Lincoln, March 21. (Special.)
The announcement in The Bee that
Senator Gilbert M. Hitchcock was
coming back to Nebraska to shut off
any resolutions which might vbe in
troduced or attempted to be intro
duced, in the special session of the
legislature construed as condemnatory
of his record in congress in his alleged
attempts to embarrass the president
is causing a great deal of comment
at the state house.
That such resolutions will be intro?
duced providing Lieutenant Governor
Howard can have the say about it
may be counted upon.
Held Not Guilty by Jury
(From a 8Uff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, March 21. (Special.)
Carl O. Johnson, county commission
er of Lancaster county, indicted by
the grand jury for misappropriation
of funds, was found guilty by a jury
in district court today.
Mr. Johnson, with Commissioner
John Bennett, were facing the same
charge of misappropriation of funds
and the result of the Johnson trial
may also free Mr. Bennett.
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THE United States Government has urged
business men to relieve the freight situation
by employing motor trucks whenever possible,
that the railroads may move coal, food and emer
gency war materials. Every truck so employed is
doing a patriotic work of first importance.
Trucks cannot be operated efficiently and eco
nomically unless they exactly fit the conditions they
must meet even the best trucks made.
Pierce-Arrow trucks are sold to fit the individual
- businesses which they are to serve. To assure this
we maintain an efficient organization to study con
ditions and see that the trucks make good. We
f will not sell them otherwise. We seek to become
an increasingly important factor in the business of
bur customers. In these days of limited produc
tion our trucks are too valuable to us not to be
placed where they will create new business for us
all the time.
The uses to which trucks may be put in the pre
sent transportation emergency are so various that
it is difficult to illustrate their application to
'both long distance and short hauling. We can "
only illustrate their adaptability by isolated ex
amples that don't begin to show their scope or
their ability to meet emergencies.
The ML Hope Finishing Company of NortlTDighlon Mass., gets
material in two boun from Fall River, 19 miles Way that fgrmeriy
required four days by freight la three boun from New Bedford, is
miles, which frequently required 10 days. The saving is big, but
insignificant compared to thejmportance of steady supplies.
Elmer . Harris operates s Pierce-Arrows. Equipped with tank -bodies,
some of these trucks have delivered 800,000 gallons of gasolene
a year in drop shipments to garages in towns surrounding Buffalo,
making trips of 40 to 60 miles j day on regular schedule with unfailing
regularity. By express, these shipments would be impossible. 4
Don't waste time' deploring delays. Ask us to
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witn tne American Army in
France, Wednesday, March 20.
American troops in the sector of
Luneville participated tonight in a
raidon German trenches, penetrating
the enemy lines for some distance
Hand-to-hand fighting ensued.
The raiders returned to the Ameri
can lines after about 40 minutes. Fur
thcr details are unavailable.
The raid was carried out in con
junction with French troops after a
brief but intense barrage. The Ger
mans retaliated with a heavy Are of
gas and high explosive shells on the
Need Skilled Mechanics
In Ship Yard Service
(From a Staff Correipondent)
Lincoln, March 21. (Specials
State Director Norman of the United
States public service reserve has an
order for a number of skilled mechan
ics needed in the east, and has just
received a request for the following
to go to San Francisco, Oakland and
Six horizontal boring mill hands
Four vertical boring mill hands
Three planer mill hands. Four brass
finishers. Forty first-class machinists.
Three slab mill hands. Ten engine
lathe hands, five floor hands. Four
teen drill press hands. Two tool mak
These men are wanted at once and
transportation will be furnished from
Kansas City. Wages aie 55.80 for an
eight-hour day. Those interested
should get in touch with the state
director at Lincoln or the cooperative
public employment office at Omaha.
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Says wo must keep feet dry;
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Stay off the damp ground, avoid
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Rheumatism is caused by poisonous
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The pores of the skin are also a means
of freeing the blood of this impurity.
In damp and chilly,' cold weather the
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the kidneys to do double work, they
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to eliminate this uric acid, which
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get from any pharmacy about four
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