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fat to the trade yon hr and
win four share of the trade yotj
still lark, . .
VOVXLIV XO. 196.'
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY
1915 TEN PAGES.
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
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THE WEAIKER.
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FIGHT Oil TWO-CEHT
PASSENGER FARE DP
TO SUPREME COURT
Attorney for Missouri Pacific Con
tend that People Hare Dele
gated Eate Making Power
to Railroad Commission.
- LEGISLATURE ACTS, SAYS REED
Attorney ' General Contends No
Power Exists to Go Behind the
Specific Act of Lawmakers.,
JUDGES
SITTUrG EN
BANC
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., Feb. 1 .-(Special.)
Arguments In the 2-cent fare
case were beard before the supreme
court this morning;, the high tribunal
sitting en bane, with Chief Justice
Morrlssey, recently appointed, pre
siding for the first time.
The case was brought by the Mlv
"url Pacific Railway company to
compel by mandamus the State Rail
way commission to take Jurisdiction
of and-act upon IU application tor
an Increase In ita Nebraska passeo
ger rates above, the 3e"rt. minimum
fixed by statute.'
The hub of the question Is: Does the
Constitutionally delegated power of the
commission have precedence over specific
legislative enactmentf The railroads so
argue, contending that If it seea fit the
..im dim inoreasa the rate over
that provided . for by the legislature
0t 1907. .
Rata Pawer Delegate
The railroads maintain , that as dele
gated to the commission oy w jjtoijw
the rate-maklng . power cannot be taken
ever by the legislature. The contentions
are based on this constitutional provision:
"The '. power and duties- of . such com
mission shall include .the regulation of
rates, service and other general control
of common carriers as the legislature may
mmH1 tiv law. i .
'But in the absence of specific, legisla
tion the commission shall exert the
powers and perform the duties enumer
ated in this provision." ' - -tk.
-tAto throueh former Attorney Gen
eral W, T. Thompson and Attorney Gen
eral Reed, insisted that specific' legisla
tion by the' state's law-making body Is
had in' the S-cent fare law and that the
State Ball way, commission cannot lo.ba
hind that
.' Wscretlasi SSxteaalTe.; J : ;,
Further, state attorneys held that It the
Slate Railway J commission. Had ..power
virtually to - repeal the-cent . fare '.law
It eeuld do "likewise with the anti-fee
mUSA otber legislation af feeing rates or
service of railroad .. ..
' The railroad side of the ease is sua,
marlsed In the followlngi
1. That the commission has unqualified
Jurisdiction to legislate with refmnc. to
rates and service of em.m" J"e?tl
that this power was .delegated tovtne
commission by the people In an amend
ment to the sUte consUtuUon.
t That the legislature- by it make-up is
laTahle of determining rstej-haU
admitted this at the 1913 eeeetoa when it
refused to pass the Keckley rat bill and
sgreed to lVave this power in the hands
Of the State Railway commlssio.
S. That the supremacy of the legislature
--over powers delegated to the Com mlaston
by the people would defeat the ( purpose
of the amendment.
4. That In delegation to the commission
of all legislative power on rat matt'TS
the people's wishes and . not those of the
legislature are respected. . . . .
LelslatV Hss SUe-. - -The
state maintains that In the consti
tutional provisions .cited above, the lines
"but In the absence of speclflo legislation,
etc" mean that the eoromUaJon can have
no powers Where the legislature has
spoken, that, the commission's power is
limited even In rates' and service matters
to acts not touched upon ta specific leg
islative enactment.
frv.,a legislature would have no
kower t disturb the J-oent passenger fare
V to 'reduce It, U the
law
Vw Is accepted by the
V maximum telephone
Vegtslatore, the com
' regulate those as it
a rate law to be
7 kture according to
te attorneys that
e control the com-
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' : The Weather
Korecasttlll T p. m. Tuesdsy:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Snow; colder. .
Temperatara at Oasks Yesterday.
Hours. Peg
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Comparative Lacal Record.
181. 1914. lm 1911
Highest yesterday...,.,. a 44 13 30
lowest ' yesterday....... 20 28 S
Mran temperature 'Si S 4 It
Precipitation 63 .00 .04 T
Temperature and precipitation de
parture from the normal:
formal temperature 21
Kxceaa for the day 1
Total excess since March 1 Wt
Normal precipitation M lncti-v
Kxceas for the day Jbi inch
Tout rainfall since March 1....SS.06 Inches
TWtclency since March 1 164 inch
JDef Ictency for cor. period, lia. . I 41 Inches
l-fefictency for eor. period, Ull.t 4. Inches
Reprts treat Statlaas at T P. M.
Btstion and Ftate
of Weather.
Iavenport, rain
North Platte, clear.
Omaha, cloudy
liapid City, c-lear...
ttiom t'lty. cloudy..
Temp. High- Rain-
7 p. m. eat. tali.
82 .14 .70
18 24 .04
21 2 .co
IS 2i .01
It U .0
I indicates trace or precipitation.
indicates rwlow sero.
I A. vv kurflL Local Forecsstcr.
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I p. m...
FIRST PICTURES FROM EARTHQUAKE-STRICKEN ITALY The ruins of the Bank
of Rome in Averzona, shewing how completely the earthquake destroyed this beautiful
city. Soldiers hunting for money in the debris.
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U'CAFFREE
LABOR. EXCHANGE
Pierre, S. D., Man Elected President
- and W. G. Ashton Made Sec-.retary-Treasurer.
PERMANENT ORDER EFFECTED
The' Natiopal -Farm Labor Ex
change went Into permanent organ
isation In Omaha yesterday with some
fifteen delegates present. This., or
ganization seeks by a method of co
operation between the labor commis
sioners :of the. various states ln the
grain belt, to solve the problem of
h!p for' the harvests flfcen that help
la most needed In these atatea.
Charles McCaffree of Pierre, ft. D.,
was made president and W. O. Ashton of
Oklahoma City,, secretary-treasurer. E.
St. Neat sfate Immigration ' agent of
North Dakota, -was made vice president.
' Plans did net take quite as definite a
form, perhaps, i as might have been ex
pected, although the constitution and by
laws provide that the labor commission
ers of the various grain producing states
shall look after the handling of. farm
labor during the harvest season and that
the executive oommtttee of the exchange
hall co-operate with the labor commis
sioners so that the supply of labor can
always be moved ahead fast 'enough to
be at the right place at the right time.
States and Raltrwads Represented.
Those present at the opening session
were Charles MoCaffree of Pierre, 8. D.,
commissioner . of . Immigration of that
state; W. O. Ashton of Oklahoma City,
OkL. commissioner of labor of that state;
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Senator Reed Will
Support Veto of
Immigration Bill
WASHINGTON, Jan. -Ths fate of
the Immigration bill, vetoed by President
Wilson because of the literacy teat pros
vision, took on renewed Interest In con
gress today : because of the announced
Intention of Senator Reed of Missouri to
speak In the senate in support of the
president's veto, provided the opportunity
Is presented. Senator Reed,- who has
opposed many of the administration meas
ures, fought the . Immigration ' bill and
was one of seven voting against it
Chairman Burnett of the house immi
gration committee will call up the veto
message by offering a motion to recon
sider' the vote by which it originally
passed and to pass it despite presidential
disapproval. House leaders, however, are
not sure that the two-thirds majority vote
necessary to repass it can be secured.
Germany Brings Scene of Combat
to the Front Door of Great Britain
I LONDON, Feb. 1. Once again
British Interest in military activities
on ; the continent have been over
shadowed by tbe fact that Germany
has brought the combat . to Great
Britain's front door. What is re
garded here as the new German pol
icy of a submarine blockade of Brit
ish porta is temporarily effectual. '
Tbe two British merchant steamers
torpedoed by Germans off Havre are
the largest commercial vessels that
have as yet fallen victims to German
submarines; the three ships sunk In
the Irish sea were small coasters.
Belief expressed yesterday that the
raiders could not remala for- more than
a few hours In' waters so far removed
from his base haa be-) exploded by news
that the mall steamer Ltlnslor encoun
tered a German submarine off Uublm
OF CHIEF
CARRAHZAEXECOTED
He and Two Others Put to Death
by General Who Deserted to .
( Zapata Wing.
FATHER AND SON ARE KILLED
LAREDO, Tex., Feb. 1. General
Jesus Carranza, his son, Abelardo,
and Ignacio Peraldi. member of Ills
staff, were ( executed by General
gantlbet, former constitutional gen
eral who ' deserted : and ' went ' to
Zapata, according to a telegram re
ceived by the widow of General Cac
ranxa rVom' the flretchief. t.-Vra
Crux. Jesus Carranza Is a -bfolkcr
of the first chief. , .
Wilson Will Defend
Ship Purchase Bill
in Talk Wednesday
WASHINGTON, Feb. l.-Presldent Wil
son will deliver before the ChAmber of
Commerce of the United Btates conven
tion here Wednesday night what his ad
visers say will be one of the most Im
portant speeches of his . administration.
He Is expected to discuss the adminis
tration shipping bill now pending In con-,
gre&s. the forthcoming meeting of finan
cial experts of the South and Central
America In the United States to consider
trade relations in the western : hemis
phere, and other steps proposed to assist
American foreign commerce.
' Secretaries McAdoo and Red field are
also to discuss the shipping bill, at the
convention from the standpoint of the
administration. Senator Burton of Ohio
will give the viewpoint of the .apposition.
Omaha. Shows Gain
, in Building While ,
- ' Other Cities Lose
The Construction News announces a
tabulation' of building operations of - 103
principal ' cities of the country, showing
comparisons tetweon' 1914 and 11J., Sixty
cities -show a decrease, while forty-three
had Increases over 1813.
The -following figures show Omaha's
Increase with the decreases of eluht cities
within a radius of about 600 miles:
1814. , 1914..
Omaha I 4,10,4M f 4.110,733
Kansas City -
Incoln'
Milwaukee ........
luluth i
St, Joseph .........
St.. Louis
Sioux City
Topeka
io.am,9;o io.57,i2
l.maan i.78.so
.....W.m.Ytf 18.E!0,4
2,16,223 4,ua,01l
io.i74 SK4.173
.... 12.9a.0Mt 1.17,153
1.972,90a 2,070,.8
t:,973 S2C.894
on Saturday, twenty-four hours after the
sinking of the three coaaters. -'.Reports
of Russian operations over a
vast, area continue to come from tho
continent. . The - Russian - occupation of
Tabi-iB, In Persia, has been confirmed,
and tbe Russian army which put bed the
Turks out. of this, provincial capital of
Persia," after their brief stay .there. Is
sweeping to the south and to tbe west.
la the Carpathians sharp fighting took
place-Sunday in the forests where the
Russians are striving to retain command
or the passes which keep the way open
behind them. Berlin says the situation
in all parts of the Carpathian theater of
the war Is favorable.
Vienna reports the resumption of hos
tilities in eastern Servla after a period
of quiet enforced t- floods. '
la France and Flanders the situation
shows no striking change, although hard
fighting haa cuntinue-4 for twenty-four
hour neas LaUaee -tud In the Argonne.
DELZELL IS COMING
IN FOR STATE PROBE
Governor Morehead Has Asked
Superintendent Thomas to
Report on Conditions.
NORMAL BOARD IS INVOLVED
(From a Starr Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. Feb. . 1. (Spe
cial.) A legislative Investigation
Into the conduct of the. state super
intendent's office under the former
administration of J. E. Delxell is Us
ing talked ofJ at. the capltol. It
leaked out today that Governor I
Iprebead has ; already requested j
otaie ouperiuienuoui i nomas uj go
over the records of the educational
department -and submit a detallod
financial statement showing all ex
penditures' made Onder the Delzell
regime. . , ,-
While the governor himself has author
ized no statement as to what he Intends
to do with these . figures, some of the.
members of the legislature expect that
they will eventually be laid before the
house and senate for whatever action
they may see fit to take. '
- What Mar Be Broaght Oat.
Official extravagance, favoritism, nepo
tism.' and the diversion of funds appro
priated for one purpose so that they
were used for another, are among the
things which may come to light when the
affairs of the state educational depart
ment are placed under scrutiny, It Is
said. ' -
Governor Morehead in "hi message to
the legislature called attention te the
biennials report'-of -the state 'superinten
dent, which cost over $1,000 to- print and
which Is fl'led up largely with such ma
terial' as the -addreHsea made by former
Superintendent telsell to teachers' meet
ings, half-tone pictures of numerous
school. buildings, railroad time tables and
"safety first" advertisements, long re
ports of rural school inspections, pro
ceedings of the Nebraska Schoolmasters'
club, and a list of its membership.
- I Kxteads to, Normal Board.' '
In, connection .with the strictures which
are being made on 'the administration of
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
F.-S, Roller Is Made. '
General Manager of
j Colorado Southern
F. S. Koller. assistant general manager
of the Burlington lines west of the Mis
souri river, with headquarters In Omaha,
has been appointed general manager of
tbe . Colorado aV Southern- railroad, with
headquarters In Denver. Mr. Koller will
asKume his new duties March 1.
Mr.- Koller will take the place of James
Welsh, who has acted la the- capacity of
general superintendent of the Colorado
& Southern. .However,, he will fill an
office of larger scope, as Indicated by the
title of. general manager. '
. According to ' General Manager Hoi
drege, Mr. Koller win remain in his
present position of ssststant general
manager of the Burlington until March
1. Whe will be hie successor - has not
been determined.
German Submarines
Terrorize Shipping
Off Coast of Ireland
- LONDON, Feb. ' 1. A dispatch from
Southport, eighteen miles north of Liver
pool, says that a German submarine, sup
posedly U-Jl, was seen oft there early
Uils morning.
DUBLIN, Jan. il.-The steamer Leln
atcr, from Holyhead to Kingstown, re
ports that It was chased by a German
submarine for fifteen minutes off tbe
Klsh light vessel, but succeeded in escap
ing. The Klsh light vessel Is opposite
the mouth to Dublin bay.
STORM'S BACKBONE
IS BROKEN AND ALL
TRAFFICRESU(MED
Snow 'and Wind Ceases in Colorado
and Wyoming and Along
Burlington in Southern
Nebraska.
WIRES ARE BEING REPAIRED
Burlington Has Main Line Wires
; Up' and Union Pacific is
Fixed to Fremont.
WEATHER TURNS BIT (COLDER
Although a continuation of the
snow and wind in many sections
show that the storm which swept
over Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and
Wyoming Sunday and Monday !s
still in evidence, reports to Omaha
railroad headquarters Indicate that
a break is soon to occur.
, To the west, 'Colorado, and Wyo
ming report that the snow has
ceased to fall, while through south
ern Nebraska along the line of th3
Burlington the snow has quit after
a fall of about one foot. The Bur
lington has repaired all Its wireti
along that line and Is running trains
close to schedule. The O'Neill line Is
still bound up with the wires down
and trains are not yet running ,iu
good order. From , this and the
Northwestern reports, the weather Is
Etill harsh toward - the north, but
there are elgns of a break which
should bring about a turn to the nor
mal again.
The Union Fa elffr! baa ita wires In from
Fremont te Omaha and has a squad of
repair men out,. but are handicapped be
cause proper supplies are not available.
Upon arrival of supplies today wires are
expected to be through along tho main
line. A wire is now working from Denver
by the .way of Ellis. Kan., and Kansas
City and reports are that the storm is
clearing In the west.
Tralaa Bark to Naraaat.
Trains are running fairly regular on the
Union Paclflo with the aid of the block
systems. Trains arriving from the west
late last night report that the snow and
wind continues between Kearney and
Fremont, but west of there has abated.
Telegraph lines to the east were whipped
into condition last night and have been
working more or less regularly. '
- While not severe, the weather turned
a bit colder last night, but the wind was
decreasing gradually The street car serv
ice was In fairly , good shape and ears
ran . regularly - ever . all - lines. Eleven
sweepers had the tracks cleared) and since
the abatement of the snow no difficulties
were encountered. .
Jltaera the Job.
Traffic, however, was largely confined
to the streets where tbe car tracks had
been cleared, as vehicles of all descrip
tions found it troublesome .to ' break
through the snow drifts in the streets.
Jitney busses ran In increased numbers
up until T o'clock last night, the scheduled
hour to stop. ' A new jitney, ' carrying
twelve passengers, was put In operation
on Fa roam street yesterday aftrrnoen.
The weather today, according to pre
dictions, will be colder, but will not be at
all extreme. Reports of temperatures at
cities surrounding Omaha were unavail
able due to Intermittent telegraph service.
W.J. Bryan, Sr., Wins.
His First Law Suit
TUCSON, Arls.," Feb. L William Jen
nings ' Bryan, Jr., ' son of the secretary
of state, won hi first case when It was
tried recently In the superior court. The
case was a damage, suit broughtby A.
E. Deyo,' against the Arizona Construc
tion company. Dcyo sued for 10.C09 dam
ages for the loss of an eye In sn ex
plosion of dynamite. He Was the super
intendent of the company and crawled
Into a tunnel to see why the charge did
not explode. ' Mr.' Bryan represented the
defendant. '.
Russian Inspector.
Czar's Armies
PETROGRAD, Feb. l.-(Vla London. )
A Russian general, who Is 'an aide-decamp
to Emperor Nicholas, and I neces
sarily nameles, gave an Associated Press
correspondent the Russian Viewpoint of
the military situation. The aide-de-camp
had Just' returned from Inspecting the
Russian forces at all the fronts except In
the Caucasus. He said:
"Today, exactly a half year since the
beginning of the war, our second line of
troops is greater and our entire armies
are much stronger. The men are more
hardened snd physically and morally
more ready:
"The enemy's territory has been oc
cupied In fast Prussia and Gallcla to a
greater extent than our most optimistic
expectations, while the Germans are oc
cupying practically the same line a at
the outet of tbe war. The distance be
tween the Bsura river and the German
frontier', though greater m miles than be
tween Socharsew and Warsaw, Is strate
gically much las important, for the rea
son that there are no fortified positions
between the Bsura and Germany, while
the last three months, during which the
Germans have bean occupied In attempts
to advance, hav beep "ratably used
by us to fortify the line from Nowoge
orgiewk to Warsaw and Ivengorod,
which line la now ; practically Impreg
nable. -
fcast Galacia is Aaaesad,
"The tenltory occupied by us In East
Gallcla Is now part snd parcel of the
empire. Lemberg and vicinity ere well
fortified and the population Is well satis
fled with the new state of things, la the
Carpathian the ' Austrian have been
weaksned by recent defeats and tbe Qer
DEM RANKS BREAK
IN SHIP JILL YOTE
Several Bourbons Side with Repub
licans in Senate Test of
Strength.
ADJOURNMENT TILL NOON TODAY
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. Senator
Clark of Arkansas, democrat, anl
president nrn tempore of the aenaU.
startled his colleagues late today by J
announcing that the senate should
proceed to the consideration of other
business, and moving that the gov
ernment ship purchase bill be recom
mitted to the commerce committee
for revision.
Senator Fletcher made a point of order
against the action, and was sustained by
Vice President Marshall. Senator Clark,
appealed . from the dwlnlon and the chair
was overruled, 46 to 37, whereupon Sen
ator Stone moved to adjourn.
Stono moved to adjourn, "to the end
that democrats may have a conference
and republicans and their allies, a cau
cus." The motion to adjourn was voted down.
49 to 4, whereupon Senator Stone moved
to lay Senator Clink's motion to recom
mit the bill en the table. . .
Senator Stone's motion to table was
defented, 44 to 42, democrats opposed to
the shipping bill s gain voting with tho
republicans. Senator Reed took the floor
and assailed the democrats who hsd voted
with tbe republicans. They Included
Pankhead, Bryan, Camden and Clarke of
Arkansas.
With Senator Clark's motion to re
commit the shipping bill pending, the
senate adjourned at :S0 p. m. to noon
tomorrow.
French Office Says
Attacks of Germans
Have Been Repulsed
PARIS, Feb. 1. The official communi
cation ismed by the war office tonight
was as follows:
"The night of January tl-February 1
was vary quiet."
"Irt the morning of February t the
enemy . made a violent ' attack en our
trenches to .the north of the road be
tween Bethune and IaBassee. The attack
was repulsed and the Germans left a
number of dead on the field.
"At Beaumont Hamel, to the north of
Albert, the German Infantry attempted a
surprise against one of our trenthes, but
they were obliged to take flight, abandon
ing the explosives with which they; had
been . provided.' ,' :
- "In the Argonne there- has been great
activity In the regions of Fontaine Mad
ame and the Forest -of Lev Oruiie. An at
tack by the Germans has-been repelled
pear Begateue. One of our trenches de
molished by two mines, was evacuated
without loss. ;-.-.-- f
"In the Vosgcs and In Alsace there Is
no action to report. The snowfall has
been' very abundant."
Cientifico Wing-
V Starts New Revolt
Kit PASO, Tex., Feb.' 1. A movement
directed agalnat'the Carranta and Villa
elements in Mexico has been launched by
the -Cientifico' party, which 'supported
DJas and the Huerta regime, acoordlfig to
authentlo Information received here to
day. -The new movemet Is said to have
received the adherence bf many ' for
merly wealthy landowner.
GERMANS STOP WORK
. ON GREEK DREADNOUGHT
LONDON, Feb. L Aocordlng to the Ex
change Telegraph company's. Athens cor
respondent the construction of the Greek
dreadnaught Salamta at tbe Vulcan com
pany's shipyard- at Stettin. Germany, has
been stoppcsKoecause the Greek govern
ment for special reasons has not made
tho fixed payment on the contract The
Greek naval mission supervising the con
struction of the vessel, the correspondent
adds, has been recalled.
The Salami, according to the specifi
cations, was to be a - l.6flu-ton hip. It
was laid down In 191. and was to have
been comDleted In 1916.-
General Says
in Good Condition
man help there will be Insufficient to In
fuse now blood Into their army. ' '
"At the outset of the war, fears were
expressed, in view of the difficulties of
Importation as to where we were to get
necessary mechanical Implement Neces
sity has ehown the strength and resource
of the Russian nation. Many small wares,
foimerly manufactured for us In Ger
many and Austria, have been perfectly
replaced In the Moscow manufactories.
Villaga handwrk la producing satlatac
tcry cutlery, saddlery and munition and
In making theso hlngs the peasant 1
showing remarkableNadaptllilllty.
"Even . machine article r success
fully produced. When our troops were In
East Prussian the first time they secured
eight Uarb wire machines. These were
brought ' to Russia and copied, so that
such machines are now produced here.
This Is one example and such occurrences
are numerous.
Troops la Kl Spirits.
"The relation of the soldiers and the
commanders are . excellent. Many oc
casions have witnessed situations where
the commander desired to precede the
man. The latter, however, requested the
leader to remain behind, saying "you are
one hard to replace, we can be spared.'
"A f eli Itlous circumstance I the ab
solute unity of the nation and the army
officers and men are extremely allv to
what Is transpiring la the country and
are gratified to see the concord between
the government and the pea pi and the
Interest which -the entire people are taking
in the campelgnula-ary condition can
be Judg.4 ,b-- UBu.latlon"""t " of
u,nfbrail-. ,(J rcprc(!
r.Yineilian alliauie.
RUSSIANS HAKE
MORE PROGRESS
IIITOJRUSSIA
Crar's General Stakf Reports Success
,' in Desperate Battles to North'
of Gurabinen and Pill - ;
kallen. .-J. S3
FIGHTING ALONG THE ' VISTUUt
Two Companies of Germans Anniht
lated in Bayonet Charge Into i
the Trench. ' M
COUNTER ATTACKS REPULSED
PETItOGRAD, Feb. It A. conJ
munlcatlon, issued late last night by
the general staff of -the Russian
army, reports further progress la
East Prussia and desperate fighting
on .the left bank of the Vistula, la
tbe region around Borjlmow, the
Russians claim to have recaptured,
a trench lost to the Germans, on the J'
preceding day and declare that Coun- j
ter attacks of tbe Germans were re
pulsed everywhere except In one of
the Russian saps, which the Ger
mans captured. The statement fol
lows: f .
"In the forests to the north of
Qumblnnen and PiUkallen, , our
troops, continuing the conflict, nav a
made progress at some points.
"On the left bank 'of the Vistula oi
January SO a desperate combat was undea
way.- In the region of Borjlmow the
Germans, who had1 captured one of out
trenches on the preceding day, were at-
tscked by us after night fall. After an
extremely tenacious ' struggle we sue
ceeded,' with the aid of a bayonet charge.
In dislodging the enemy from the' trehch.
We almost annihilated two entire eonv
panles of Germans, captured three offi
cers and more, than sixty soldiers, and
also took a! rapid-fire gun.
"In the 'course of the ' day. the enem
made a new attempt to drive vr from
our advanced trenches, but was every
where repulsed after a bloody struggle,
except ' In one of our sapsv where soma
elements of the enemy succeeded la as
tabllshlng themselves.
"An examination of prisoners disclosed,
the fact that the Germans In their at
tack of 'the nth -upon a - part -of our
trenches at Borjlmow had employed four
regiments of Infantry, some of whtcfc
were composed of seasoned men. -
Of f er to Buy Load '. I
: Of Wilhelmina is '
Interesting England
snamBss
LONDON. .Feb. a-Tha offer of the
American commission for relief In Bel '
glum to purchase the cargo of the steam
ship Wilhelmina. has attracted wide and
favorable attention In England. '
If the American commission la not able
to purchase the Wilhelmina' cargo, It
unquestionably will b bought by the
British government.
It' la generally understood that tha
British authorities will not permit ship
ments of food to Germany because of
the recent action of the Gorman rov
rsment in taking over-food suppUe.
A dispatch to the Post from Bern,
nwltsorland, says that according to news
received from Berlin, It has -been decided
that a number, of cargoes of foodstuffs
are to be sent In American ships as gift
to the German civilian population front
German friends In America; Albert Bal
tin, the German steamship' agent who. re
cently took over the management of tho
entire railroad system .of Germany, is
said in the dispatch to have receive
advices to this effect. '
. ;,v
French Torpedo ". -
Boat is Reported
Sunk Of f Nieuport
BERLIN,. Feb. L Reports to the Over
seas New Service from Parte say French
torpedo boat tit had. been sunk off Nteu
port. It. Is also reported that. German
aeroplane have succeeded In- throwing
some bombs on the French, town of Ball
leul, near the Belgium' frontier.
Me
Wealth
There is probably th'onsano'j
of dollars' worth of personal
property in the city of Omaha
alone which is of little value tfj
its present owners.
Nearlj all of this would 1
be of 'use and deddsd I
value to somebody clas. J
Why not exchange to mutual
advantagot You must have
I something you don't need 05
want. Advertise it in the j
Swappers9 Column
of The Bee and get something
forU-:
Phone Tyler 1000
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