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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN,
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL
TYEXTY-FIFTH YEAR
20 PACES
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, FERRUARY 21, 3
20 PACES
.YOL.NXV. NO. 272
WOMEN LEGISLA TORS
EQUIP ARIZONA WITH
SOME DECORATIONS
State Flower and State Flag'
Rills Introduced In Fact,
There Was Lots About
Flags in the House Yes
terdav NKW
MINE TAX
IiJLL SENT IN
Only Error in Public Wel
fare Rill Keeps It in Com
mittee After a rierce
Wrangle Colter and Sta-
pley Disagree
There was little in cither house .:'
tile legislature yesterday to raise in
terest aboye a dead level. The ground -work
was laid for the decoration o.'
the state. That was accomplished ap
1 ropriately by tho deft hands of the
lady members, -Mrs. Munds of the see
ate and .Mrs. Rerry of the house. Each
introduced two bills, one authorizii'tf
state colors and tlie other amhoriz
ing the selection of a stale t lower.
The colors are to be blue and old
gold, tho blue of the cerulean hue of
the American flagr. The flower is to
lr the Indian ITime, or Scarlet I'aint
Ilrusli.
Speaking of flags and flowers and
such tbinss, representative Goodwin at
the opening of the house rose to a
question of personal privilege, stat
ing that he had. been niisunderstid
by a reporter for The Republican the
day before, when he rose to explain
bis vote on the Rrooks flag bill. -Mr.
Goodwin said that he was not opposed
to the flag proosed by the speaker,
but that he thought that a more ap
propriate one would be the flag pre
sented to Company A of the Rough
Killers when it left for Cuba. In jus
tice to Mr. Goodwin and to all con
cerned, anil because of their his
toric interest, hi remarks are here
presented:
"I see by The Republican this morn
ins: reference to a bill we voted upon
in this house yesterday, whiih says:
'-Mr. (.loodwin objected to it on tht
ground that a more fitting state flap
would have been that of the Rough
Riders, under whose protecting folds
he had curried, mules at Tampa, de
fying them to kick him so long as
that emblem floated over him.- Now.
.Mr. Speaker, I protest against this
in the name of the Rough Riders, who
followed this flag and lost their lives
in Cuba; I protest in the name of
every Rough Rider, and I protest in
the name of Arizona. In the first
place, Mr. Speaker, this flag I had
reference to was not the Rough
Riders- flag. It was not" presented to
the Rough Riders. This flat? was
made by the J. W. Owens Woman'?
Relief Corps of this state. It was
given to fourteen of us on the even
ing of the 3rd of May, ISsS, while we
were leaving this town for Presoott.
That flag we took to Presoott and
the governor of this territory pre
sented it to the "Arizona column of
the Rough Riders.
"That flag, Mr. Speaker, belonged
to the Arizona column al Rough
Riders and not to the Rough Ridels.
This flap was taken :c San Antonio
and the Rough Riders, not having a
regimental flag, this flag was used
as tiie regimental flag. AVhen we
vent from Kan Antonio, this flag was
taken to Tampa, Fla., and still, not
having a regimental flag, this flag
was used as the Rough Riders- flag.
Right troops were taken out to Cuba,
nnd, r.ot having a regimental flag, this
fiag was taken to Cuba, and this fla
was the first flat" landed on the
Cuban soil by the American army.
This flag was followed in Cuba by
many of our boy-?, and many of o'lr
boys were killed, and among those
boys thi.t were killed were two of
the t.ovs thet helped to carry that
flag to Present t the night of the r.rd
of May.
"Now, Mr. Speaker, this flag was
the same flag that Rucky O'Neill, in
talking with Col. Woods and Col.
Roosevelt and other officers, when
they asked him why he, an Arizonian,
of wealth and political distinction,
would join and go to Cuba and risk
his life for an alien people, he said:
'Who would not risk his life for an
other star in his flag?
"Mr. Speaker, this flag was brought
back to the United States with the
Rough Riders. This flag, when the
Rough Riders disbanded, the Arizona
column of the Rough Riders asked for
their flag, and I want to sav Iitp
that the Arizona column was nit the
only eoltimn of Rough RidT.i that
had a flag the New Mexico column
ban th if flag, Oklahoma and Indian
Territory had their flag, and, Mr,
(Continued! on Page Four)
Sys Austria Should Aid In
Insuring Italy 's Neutrality
fASKOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH
LONDON, Feb. I'O. The Frank
furter Zcitung. in a leading article
today suggests that Austria should
make territorial concessions to Italy
to insure the hitter's neutrality, ac
cording to tin Amsterdam corres
pondent to Reuters Telegram com
pany. The paper is quoted as saying:
DEPUTY SHERIFFS AND
MINERS IN CLASH
FAIRMONT. . Va.. Feb. 20. In
.1. fight between a party of dep
nty sheriffs ltd by sheriff Con
way and striking miners at
Farmington. ine man was in
jured, probably fatally, and four
seriously, and many suffered outs
and bruises. The trouble start
ed when miners attempted to ef
fect the release of two miners
arrested on felony charges.
0 lilted blClteSlO
Stand Firmly on
Previous Replies
ASSOCIATED press dispatch
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. The
l.'nited States probably will mil rr
pi i" the I.i'itish and German notes
lesai'diiig tile use of American flag
on foreign vessels, ami dangers to
neutral vessels in the war zone about
tlie Rritish. Isles, but will stand firm
i on its warning agaist the destruc
tion ol American lives and vessels.
The position of the I'nited states is
based on neutrals' right to demand
certain treatniiiu of its ships and
conimerie. :egardless of the respect
ive actions of belligerents.
Further correspondence with
belligerents is opposed on the giv
the American government ought
to be drawn into n discussion of
the j
u nd
not j
the I
charges Great Rriiain and Germany
have made against each other.
The documents will be examined
closely to determine if there is any
tlyng which if not answered might
be cinstiued as an admission. Ar
guments of both the liritish and
German notes charging violations of
the rules of international law, and
wai-t'are are ol no concern to the
I'nited Stetes, officials say. To
breek down the doctrine of interna
tional la,v between the belligerents
would not affect the status of those
rules between the I'nited States and
Germany and Great Pritain with
whom we are at peace.
There probably will be a reply to
the Rritish answer to the American
previous note regarding contraband
to avoid seeming acquiescence with
(ertain British contentions. The
;:tate department has received few
complaints of detention, ;ind seizure,
and it is believed the note had the
desired effect. The note Great P.rit
ain sent concerning the Wilhelmina
bound for Germany with a cargo of
foodstuffs, which was seized and
taken to the nrize court, will not be
'answered until after the decision of
the prize court.
SILLIMAN AT VERA CRUZ
VERA CRl'Z, Feb. 20. John Sill i -man
arrived tonight from Mexico City
'and will resume his functions as con
fidential agent of the president to Car
ranza. Since Carranza came to Vera
if'mz, the Washington administration
has been represented by Consul Can
ada. Assurances were given at Gen
eral Carranza's headquarters that Sil
liman will he treated with the same
consideration as has always been ac
corded him, notwithstanding the fact
that as representative of the state de
partment he has been treating with
the authorities at Mexico City.
..
I TO DOUBLE PRICE I
! OF LUMBER CARGO j
SEATTLK, Feb. I'll. The uteel j
hark William T. Lewis loading a ;
! t2."i,0uo cargo of lumber will re- j
i oeive $."0,0ili for delivery in Kng- '
i land. It was changed from Rritish
j to American registry before sail- '
i Ing.
(associated press dispatch
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. . AH
records of exposition first-day at-
tendances were broken by the opening-
ot the Panama-Pacific Interna
tional Kxposition. liy 4 o'clock the
turnstiles clicked 225.000 admissions.
H was expected the lure of the il
luminations would mil the total at
midnight above the :!U0,iifi() mark. The
previous record was at the opening of
Ihe St. Louis exposition in 1W4, which
was 176.4.13.
"It is nol conceivable that the cor
rection of the frontier should in any
way be prejudicial to the position of
Aiistro-llungury. as a great power,
peeing that she has recently so bril
liantly displayed her strength against
mistily Russia."
The article Suggests the holding of
a conference by Germany, Austria,
and Italy to discuss their grievances.
REGQfID ATTEfiDANGE AT OPENING
OF SMI FRANCISCO EXPOSITION
DIRTY LIN IS
WASHED AT THE
! nninii mill
i nniL U i mi n i
runion mini.
Charges of Polities in Ap
pointments by Manager
Are .Made on One Hand
and Emphatically Denied
on the Other
PARISH ALLKD
TO TIIE STAND
'ells of Incidents Leading
lp to Selection of Briw
iicr. Whom He Then, as
.Now, believe
1 ( 5 o o d
'hoice for ( 'lii
After washing some demociatic
1 dirty linen, or at least sloshing it up
'and down :n ibe tub pretty thor
oughly, coursel for the proponents
of the chars;!.- against 'ity Manager
I Fai'ish after a short session yester
Iday afternoon, announced they would
' lost their case, reserving the right
iof rebuttal. The testimony of the
: morning iias something of a sur
prise, not oeeaiise of its sensation
alism, but to the contrary because
of its lack of the very quality of
I sensationalism that had been prom
jised would be introduced before the
bearing was completed.
I The efforts ..f the counsel for the
prosecution' yesterday morning win;
directed to emifawir to show that an
exorbitant price had been paid by
Manager Finish for the city sewer
outlet property, and that he had been
actuated by political reasons in nam
ing Walter F. Rrawner as chief of
police. Manager Farish was pul on
the stand by Attorneys Sloan and
Hayes and seemed to be glad of
the opportunity. He was questioned
only with reference to the appoint
ment of lira w nor.
At the outset Auditor Cooper was
recalled and questioned with refer
ence to the increased cost of the of
fice of the city treasurer. He said
that during the five months between
July 1, I9U. and December 1, 11114.
$'621 had neen drawn by the city
treasurer as, contrasted with $200 for
the same period in 191:1. However,
he pointed out, in that period the oily
had reaped the benefit of $:l.:!!il.
daily interest balance, something tha:
had not been obtained under the pre
vious administrations. This, he said,
classed the office as self-support ing.
The daily interest balance was ap
plied to the general fund.
A. W. (Jalpin. real estate dealer,
was sworn as to the value of the
land purchased for the setter outlet.
He said the land had a probable
speculative value ot about ?ln- an
:;ore. It had little or no market
value. He had visited tlie land a
few days previously in company with
and at the invitation of oscar Irvin.
Sid Henry, another reil estate
merchant, said he owned land in the
vicinity of that purchased for th
sewer oullall. lie said the land pur
chased by the city was good for a
sand anil gravel bed. but not for
agrifultural purposes. He said it
might be worth considerable for
some special purpose. To him per
sonally. H would be absolutely
worthless, although if he owned it
he would ask from $ 1 00 to $200 an
acre and .see what he could get for
it. He admitted it might have a
market value of from 7.1 to $100 per
acre, but said he wouldn't give that
for it
John L. Irvin said he did not con
sider the land of any special valu".
He would not care to have it listed
in his office for sale. He said he
didn't know of any other land in the
(Continued on Page Five
f Tlie day broke threatening and
rainy, bet there was scarcely a cloud
i in tlie sky by sunset and but one
shower fell during the dedicatory ex
ercises. As the first drop pattered, a
hundred thousand umbrellas arose
like a magic growth in a field of
fairy mushrooms. Ry ihe time Presi
dent Wilson opened the exposition at
noon, by touching a button at the
White House, the sun was shining
through the clouds.
The dedicatory exercises were sim
ple. Citizens, headed by Governor
Johnson and Mayor Rolph, repre
senting the state and cit, were wel
comed to the grounds by the officers
and directors of the exposition and
officers of the federal government.
The exposition will be open tomor
row and succeeding Sundays. On
Monday 'he Vanderbilt cup automo
bile' race will be run, and five days
later the Grand Prix race will be held.
The crowd was a spectacle in it
self. It filled the grandstands and
packed the great concourses and
courts, as far as the eye reached, in
unending rivers of bobbing heads.
When the final signal came from '.he
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
j ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE
i SUED FOR THOUSANDS j
j NEW TURK, Feb. I'll. Two j
j personal damage suits of JilOO.iiOO j
j each were filed against the
Rockefeller Institute of Medical
j Research and members of the j
operating staff by Jose Garcia, and j
Kemedios Garcia, the latter al-
leging while a charwoman at the J
institute was corruptly induced to j
submit to inoculation with a i
serum permanently inflicting a j
j malignant disease. It is alleged j
I the defendants endeavored to send
' them to their homes in Spain.
I These institute surgeons are
i named: Doctors Hydeio Noguehi,
I Victor E. Podersen and Montrose j
! F. Harrows. Roth plaintiffs al- 1
! lege the defendants procured ao-
commodations for them on a !
1 steamship to send them and their i
I families to Spain. I
Say Submarines
Being Built Here
For the British
ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2". Renewed
complaints were made by the state
department in behalf of the German
and Actitro-Himgarian Kmbassies that
submarines are being built in the I'ni
ted States ami shipped in sections to
Canada for reshipment to England.
Secrdary I'rvan promised an official
investigation. It is said that ten sub
marines wore contracted for before the
war. but are not going to lie delivered
until the war is over.
Government inspectors reported that
none of these boats could be completed
lor several months and that none of
their component parts have been ship
ped by the builders. So far as the of
ficials here know, no bleach of agree
ment between Chas. M. Schwab of the
Relhlehem Steel company and the l'n
ion Iron Works, which companies have
the contracts for the submarines, is
contemplated.
Officials are Silent
SOUTH RFTlll.KIIF.M, Pa.. Feb. i
None of the officials of the llethle
beni Steel company would say any
thing today in regard to the complaints
made by the German and Anstro-Him-garian
governments that the steel com
pany i-.-i participating in the building
of sections of submarines for shipment
to Fngland.
As tl-e company has large contracts
for guns and gun carriages for Furo
pean countries the entire plant is close
ly guarded and fcilcnee as to thecon
cern's business to the rule among all
its officials. The only person author
ized to speak for the lletiilehcm Steel
company, they said, is its president,
Charles M. Schwab, who is in New
York.
SUN TO GREET
That is the Expectation of
(iood Prophets for .Mon
ster (lo-to- 'hurch Snn
dav Attendance Will
Break All liecords
A genuine desire to go" to church
is not i;oing to be turned from its path
by a few showers during the day Im
mediately previous to the church going
Sunday, nor by some rains during the
night. This was the general opinion
yesterday w hen the showers were com
ing down between the intervals of sun
shine, a most unusual condition for
Phoenix and the Salt River valley. For
all the weather, however, there will be
(Continued on Page Seven)
IUTKEEN DIES, LEAVING
SLENDER SAVINGS FOR
PHOENIX CHARITY WORK
That his body be cremated, the
ashes buried as cheaply as possible,
and the remaining part of seven fifty
dollar bills he deposited with the
chief of police devoted to the poor,
were the last wishes of J. ('. Mo
Keen, old timer, who died bite last
night at tile Phoenix hospital.
About a week ago. Mo Keen, whose
ifturn here after a sort of an off-and-on
existence in Phoenix and
Southern Arizona created ' little no
tice, felt that his age was overtaking
him. and it was then that he left an
envelope containing the seven fifty
dollar bills and his last instructions
at the police station, addressed to
the mayor and chief of police. In
the boom days of Tombstone, Mo
Keen conducted a general store there.
He was seized with a fainting spell
day before yesterday and removed
to the Phoenix hospital, where he
died last night. The letter was read,
after a phone message had Informed
the authorities of his passing. Dis
position of the body will be made
later, and in as close' conformity lo
Mr. McKoen's wishes us possible.
01116
S TODAY
PRIESTS FACE
EXPULSION IF
I EY NOT PA D
l.nwH-f Xnv (hi,. Hundred
'i . . .
and lAi
iliTv lriests .Ai'i
Held Prisoners at
tioiial Palace lndcr
soni Demand
Xa-
I Jan-!
THRKATKN SPANIARDS'
WITH DAXlSHMKXTi
Secretary Pryan
Consul Canada
Ci nz to .Make Personal j
Appeal to Carranza for!
Their Protection j
ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20. Further
n presentations against Uio persecu
tion by Carranza officials of priests
in Mexico wore made by Secretary
llryan and
Cruz was
leotly to '
1M1 priests
i 'onsul l 'aliaila at era
instructed to appeal di
iriaiiza in behalf of the
arrested by oluvgoii in
MeXiei
at the
Soni
ity. where they are detained
iitional ualace.
f ihese are reported to
be
Spaniards, .md these, it
threatened with expulsi
lounlry. Carranza offic
ed r.i.ii.ft'i'i from the pre
tain time, w iien if it i
is said. a''e
hi from the
a Is deina nu
ts by a cer-
not forth-
(Dining they
ainomx them.
told the foreigners
according to report.
that they would be banished, while
natives will be held ill captivity, it
is not known here how many of the
isii priests are Spaniards.
Bryan said he was informed that
one American and one Itritisli priest
in Mexico city will not be molested.
Railway communication between
Mexico City and Vera. Cruz cut sev
eral days ago, has been restored, the:
department was notified in a dispatch.
which said John F. Silbmnn. special
egeni
P.lent,
ianza
The
public
f th, Friiti-d States govern-
nrepared today
tf
loin
' 'nr-
at Vera Cruz.
Carranza agenc
tonight the f'
.her
lowing
made
lues-
sage from Laredo:
"A telegram received from
itid.tc
Victooa. conveys the news that Gen
eral oliva and Forumato Suasua
with fourteen thousand men and ar
tillery left there to join the consti
tutionalist attack on Monterey.
"Report received here today from
Hermanas says that General Manuel
Chao uas killed al P.aian ill a skirm-
ish hetwien the Villistas and our I
tri ii.Pi'.
"General Carrera Torres' with all
his forces in 1 lie state of Tuniulipas
.-nd San Luis Pobi has surrendered
unconditionally to General
, ,
Pablo
Gonzales, Torres has been more
less holding aloof from events up
.....O .. 1... . ..,,..! lil. .-wolf -i I
, ' .''.'.. , ...
f'-om Villa."
Some Villa Successes
t-. r. i-i ,i cvthor villi
i.u i I, i . - -
successes in the west coast country
were reported in a telegram from
Villa dated esterdny from Zapotlan
bftween Guadalajara and Manzan
illo. which Villa's objective point
Villa stated that thirteen thousand
of his troops defeated in the moun
tains near Seyul.i a Carranza force
estimated at 12.00H.
The Central Railway was out to
day belwien the .luarez-F.l Paso port
and Caihuahua City. Carranza agent
l ore said that a group of three
nun-
dred men from Coahuila stale had
entered Ihe Villa territory below this
port with the intention of harra-ssinR
the enemy by cutting railroad com
munication. Duval West. Wilson's
(Contimied on Page Three)
ASSOCIATEO PRESS DISPATCH
WASHINGTON. Feo. in -The mills
of both houses of congress ground
fast, and long on the grist of ap
propriation bills which must become
law before March 4. An amendment
increasing '.he appropriation for the
Yuma irrigation project in the sundry
civil bill from $72.V00 to $34,n0H
v.as adopted by the senate. The sen
ate, after adding $1. "'in. Olio to the leg
islative, executive and judicial ap
propriation bill as it left the house,
passed that measure also the $lfi.
Ooi'.aOO sundry civil, bill with amend
ments, and took up the army appro
priations. Fourteen other big supply bills are
yet to be acted upon. The senate
also adopted a proposal to set aside
$4"0.0im for the Deschutes project in
Oregon. In the house the diplomatic
appropriation bill was passed after
it was cut half a million.
Appropriations for $.",60.n(o for a
consulate building at Shanghai and
$."0,001! for the entertainment of cen
tral and South America financiers at
the Pan-American financial confer
ence at San Francisco to be called
by the president, were cut out, de
APPHAT1 Fllfi fUl
PROJECT INCREASED BY SENATE
7?
RMAN SUBMARINE IN
IRISH SEA
BRITISH
NEW ARTILLERY OF
AMERICAN MANUFACTURE
i
I S K A T T L K,
Feb. L'l! New
with which the
: ! heavy ail iller
Russians are bombarding Prze
mysl with telling' results are sup
posed to lv ,if American manu
facture, shipped from Pennsyl
vania to Vancouver, thence by
steamer to Vladivostok, and by
rail across Siberia, to Poland.
These camion are said to out
range nio-t of those now used in
,.
arc
u", uMember of Crew
at era i J
of Sunken Ship
Tells of Attack
rASSOClATEll PRESS MftPATCHl
I.IYKRI'OOL. I'eb. 2".-- Without
warning, a German submarine torpe
Coeil the British steamer '('amhank a
i few miles east of Unas Point, in the
J Irish sea, about eleven o'clock this
j morning. The explosion killed the
i third tnsineer ami two firemen. An
other number of the crew was drown
ed in on aitimpt o jump into a boat.
The ivst of the crew and the pilot.
(twent.- in all, were saved.
one , f the men in describing tile ex-
perien.- of the Cambak said:
"We were bound from Huelva. Spain
for I.heipool. with a cargo of copper,
i When outside of Amlwch, on the north
coast of Wales, we took aboard a pilot.
We had gathered speed when a peri
I scope was observed about two hundred
j yards away. Tile engines were rever
; sed, bat while the vessel was turning,
the snomarine discharged a torpedo
! w hich struck us amidships.
"We launched thelifehoabs and man
aged to pull clear before the Cambank
sank. We had no time to save any
thing and most of us were scantily
olad and much exhausted when a boat
took us in charge and towed us into the
Amlwch harboe."
Steamer, which has arrived here re
ports that she was warned by the
Cambank that there was a submarine
in tli.' vicinity. She at once put on
full speed and being a speedy vessel
reached port safely.
READY FOR VANDERBILT RACE
ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. L'H Thirty
four automobiles have entered for the
Vanderbilt cup race over the course
of the Panama-Pacific Kxposition
grounds fin Monday morning at ten
I o ciook. i ompeiing drivers are among
ithe eountry's best known auto racers.
! Additional starters are expected to
j register w hen the final arrangements
,me coiiiuieteo iiiiiiui am. ww in; ly
, , . ' ... ,
..mi' existence oi several nangeroun
turns and angles on the race course,
exposition officials have taken unusual
precautions against accidents to drivers
land spectators. Among the drivers
t entered are Harney Oldfield. Kddie
Pul en. Gill Anderson. Karl Cooper,
. '
Louis Nikrent, Caleb Bragg. Ed Riek-
ienbacker. Edw. O'Donnell, Ralph De
jpalma. Rob Rurman and William
. i Carlson.
1
NON-MOSLEMS PROTECTED
f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH
LONDON. (Sunday) Feb. 21. A
Cairo dispatch to Reuter's Telegram
company says: "Thanks to the inter
vention of the American ambassador
at Constantinople, the Turkish minis
ter of the interior telegraphed to Jeru
salem instructing the local government
to protect non-Moslems from a threat
ened massacre. Defeat of the Turks
along the Suez canal also had a salu
tary effect upon the Turkish author
ities. spite the state department's endorse
ment. The proposal to have the president
take steps to recover from Cuba
more than fti.nOd.OnO spent in paci
fication, was also eliminated. The
appropriation for participation in the
exposition at Panama was out from
I liiii.tlOO to $25,000.
Decree Directs Planting of
Wheat Throughout Austria
(ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH
VENICE. Fell. 20. The Austrian
government has issued a peremptory
dei-ree that land owners immediately
sow every available plot of ground
with spring wheat. This followed an
appeal by the Austrian minister of
agriculture on Thursday urging that
farmers cultivate every bit of ground.
Local authorities are empowered to
furnish labor to carry out the de
cree, and recover the cost from the
harvested crop.
Failure to comply is punishable by
TORPEDOES
COAST SHIP
Without Xotiee (Jermari
Craft Makes Appearance
and Sends Steamer Cam
hank to Bottom With Four
of Her Crew
ONE IXSTAXCE OF
PROMISED BLOCKAT) R
In Meantime Battles on
Continent Continue With
Ever Increasing Intensity.
Reports Received at Va
riance With Each Other
ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH
LONDON, Feb. 20. A German sub
marine made its appearance in tho
Irish Sea this morning and torpedoed
without notice the Rritish coasting
steamer Cambank of 1990 tons regis
ter. Three of the crew were killed
and a fourth drowned while the men'
were taking to boats. This incident
was the only one connected with the
German, submarine blockade of the
Rritish Isles reported during the day.
It came about at the same time the
Anglo-French fleets "ere bombarding
the Dardanelles forts and while the
Russians, according to a telegram
from Petrograd, were administering
(iefeat to the Germans at Ussowetz,
Poland and driving back to the fron
tier troops who had attacked that
fortress.
In the meantime battles on the con
tinent continue with ever increasing
intensity. The offensive the allies
took early in the week hrought about
renewed activity all along- the line.
and attacks and counter-attacks have
become much more numerous. Both
the Rritish and French seemingly
made considerable progress at the
outset of the offensive operations and
this made it imperative that the Ger
mans deliver counter attacks to re
gain the ground lost. In carrying theso
out. the Germans have shown the
same desperate spirit which charac
terized previous operations under sim
ilar circumstances.
In a long report covering weeks of
operations to February 17, a French
"eye witness'' claims for the French
many minor successes and the repulse
of German attacks. The Germans,
loo, make similar claims, so that tho
public is left to judge as to the out
come of the week's flare-up.
From the eastern front there was
no news except tonight's official dis
patch from Petrograd which says tho
Germans suffered at Ossowetz and
jthe German plans will be entirely up
set as defeat at this point would en
danger the whole of their line north
ward along the East Prussian frontier.
In the rest of Poland and in the.
Carpathians where severe fighting is
still in progrees, there is no change
of tlie relative positions of the opposing-
armies, while in Bukowina a bat
tle is being fought along the Pruth
river. Retirements to this position
should be of advantage to the Rus
sians as it considerably shortens their
line and enable reinforcements to
reach them imore easily. The Ser
bians and Austrians are again facin?
each other across the Danube and
have in turn been bombarding Sem
lin and Belgrade, respectively, and
positions near those cities. This may
mean the beginning of a new cam
paign or perhaps it is an attempt by
the Serbians to help relieve the press
ure on the Russians.
Cetlinje' was again visited by an
Austrian aeroplane which dropped
bombs, and according to a Montene
grin report, killed two women. Ex
cept for the loss of life, the sinking
or the Cambank is not in itself a se
rious matter, but the presence of a
German suhmnrine near the rout that
Atlantic liners take on their way to
and from Liverpool and aolng which
many steamers pass daily is hound to
cause some uneasiness. It is true this;
is not the first time a hostile sub
marine has been in these waters, hut
the last one gave crews of the three;
ships it sank an opportunity to leave:
their vessels. The Cambank had ap
narentlv slowed down to pick up a.
Liverpool pilot when it was observed
by the submarine and torpedoed..
The Norwegian foreign office has or
dered the Norwegian consulate in
London to investigate the sinking yes
terday of the Norwegian tank steamer
Relridge, supposedly by a German sub
marine. The first serious attack by the Rri
tish a.id French Mediterranean fleets
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heavy fines and imprisonment.
The minister of agriculture is quo'.
ed as saying in his appeal:
"Peace depends more than ever
upon work in the fields this spring.
The power of the army and the se
curity of the state is dependent upon
the productiveness of agriculture."
The food question is daily mur
ucufe in Austria-Hungary, it is re
ported, and shortage of fodder for
cattle is aggravating the situation.
The government has confiscated all
grain.

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