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VOL. XL1V-N0. '222.
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: G B R f i1 AflG ANNO N
Great Guns of Kaiser Demolish De
fenses of Russ Stronghold
and Silence Their Artillery.
Petrograd Announces that Assaults
of Teuton on Place Have
Been Repulsed-
i RERUN (Via London). March 3.
J-Two of the Russian forts at Osso-
we, in Tluasiajn Poland, have been,
dfruilifhcd and their guns silenced,
according to a dispatch printed today
in th'n Cologne Gaactte.'
Oasoveti is an important fortress
in northern Poland, near the Prus
sian frontier. It is one of the points
of support in the fortified line to:
which the Russian Tenth army fell j
hack after its retreat recently from
East Prussia. .
trivanrra Repulsed.
PISTltOOnAP. March S. The war office
Ihsu. d t'.e following statement today:
"Between iio Xlovnen nnd the Vistula
(XorlhPin Poland) the Germans delivered
attacks only In the region of Oesowet
Jlarcli 1 and 2. Many attempts of the
,entTr.y to ewiroai h the fortress were ro
.pulscd. In. the resion or Grodno and In
ther Vectors of tlie whole front our
troops continued to make progress.
We tool; by assault the villas of
KerJ- n. on the left bank of the River
Amouleff. .where we took prisoners ten
ifflc.r'1 and pertain numbers of soldiers
and captured two rapld-flrc gun.
llrllrrr r'rultlcss Atturka.
"In the Carpathians between Ondava
and the San, we continue with complete.
suet-ess to r-pulse formidable aHacks of 1
the Austrian army. The Germa'ns dellv- j
ered fruitless attacks In the region of t
Koztotiwka nnd Roujanka. At the latter J
point we succeeded In enveloping and
annihilating two German companies.
' In Kast Gallcla the Austrians, who
were defending the passages of the River
ljomnitza, suffered a. new and very seri
ous check, our troops, while fighting,
crossing- the river and occupying the vil
lage of Krasna. The following day we
took 600 prisoners with six officers, four
can n in,, seven rapid-fire guns and a
large quantity of regiment and division
trains." .- .
Kaiser's Organ For ,
, . Sinking All Ships on"
Way to British Ports
A M8TFROAM, March 1 (Via London)
The- Cologne Ggrette ' commenting on
' Premier Asqulth's reoent speech In the
House of' Commons on which he out-
lined Great Britain' retaliatory meas
ures fer Germany's submarine bloekade
of the British Islea, says:
"Our submarines will ' now, w hope,
endeavor to destroy all goods destined
for Great Britain. Great Britain wishes
war to the knife: it shall have it."
Miss Carrie Kumpf ,
'School Teacher, Dies
Ml sis Carrie Kumpf, who has been a
teacher in the first grade at the Edward
Rosewater school for the last twenty
three years, died at her home, 1616 Cali
fornia street, following an Illness of three
months. Miss Kumpf was a member of
the faculty at the one school during her
entire career and her work was always
highly commended hf her superiors, her
associates and her pupils.
M'sa Kumpf was SO years of age.
Funeral services will be held from the
Kountie Memorial Lutheran church Sat
urday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment
will be in Froepect Hill.
The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. in. Thursday:
Fwr Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Snow, not much change In tempera
ture. Trsisrralire at Omaha. Yesterday,
Hour. Temp.
1 a. in
a. m..
w .arm:::::::::::::
VSSii 1& a- m,
. fii 1 P- m-
2 p. m
3 p. in
4 p. m.....
6 p m
5 p. m
T it. in
" p. m
V. 4-r-
tj Ugliest yesterday
Lowest yesterday ,
Meap temperature ,
Lbeal Record.
ins 1914. 1813. 1)12.
:tl 4.". 4.1 :t
,y... 24 32 TX S
...... 2K 3S 3 13
-a ,0 T T
Temperature end
precipitation deiar-
tores from the normal:
Normal tempermure ,
deficiency for the Jay
Total excess ainee March 1....
Normal precipitation
. Kxcpaa for the day
Totiil 'rainfall since March 1..
Kxceaa since March 1
Iieflciency for cor. period, 1913.
Jeficiency for cor. t; oriuu, 112.
Report trout stat'oa at
elation and State - Tmp. 11
of Weather. 7 p. m.
Cheyenne.' cloudy It!
'mvenport, cloudy 30
!.oner, enow 24
(H- Moines, cloudy fc
Zander, anow 22
Nort Platte, snow tl
Omaha, snow :)
Puebla. part, cloudy...... SO
Itapld City, snow 1
halt lake. City, clear.... 4i
hante Ke, anow r
Mierldan. cloudy a
Honx t'lly, snow 2
Valentine, snow is
.04 Inch
. I'" inch
.2S inch
.12 Inch
.11 inch
.11 inch
T P. II.
Ugh- Kain-
et. XaU
14 .1
.12 .
2S ..x
M .00
2s .20
28 104
as ,m
41 . .Ill
U .01
2 .04
2. .1t
C '.al
T Indicates trace of ir clpttatlon.
It. A. W liUli, Local Forecaster.
EPISODE OF THE WAR "The Germans in their retreat
near X, blew up the bridge, which disappeared behind
clouds of smoke."
.4 . W
Finds Against Defendant in Federal
Court on Nineteen of the
Twenty Counts.
Thomas H. Matters -was convicted
by a jury In federal court on nineteen
of tbe twenty counts on which he was
indictatd by a grand jury.
Fifteen counts of the Indictment
each'- 'charged''' Matters with aiding
and abetting .,Preslaet .iai&bbcn Df
the First National bank of Sutton
in issuing certificates of deposit
without authority. The other count
charged him with aiding the presi
dent in the misappropriation of the
funds of the bank.'
The jury took the case at 5:10
Tuesday afternoon, held an evening
session in the jury rooms at the fed
eral building, retired to sleep at theirl
hotel and resumed deliberations yes
terday morning.
At 10 o'clock word came to the court
room where Judge Youmans was hear
ing a motion in another case, that the
Jury was ready to come agwn.
When the Jurors appeared the foreman
said certain of them wished to have the
court's Instructions read again; that part
of them defining what "Intent" means as
used in the statute In speaking of neces
sity of "Intent to defraud the bank."
After Judge Yoifmans had read this
part of them again the Jury retired again
to their room.
Reaches m Verdict.
At 11:30 . o'clock word came' tat ' the
jury had reached a verdict. Some delay
was caused-because Mr. Matters and his
attorney were not In-the building.-They
were soon reached by telephone and at
11:46 'o'clock, the Jury,, judtse, attorneys
for both sides and the defendant and .his
son were in the cpurt room, . . .
Foreman Martin .Kerl handed tbe ver
dict to the Judge. Two forms had been
prepared for the use of the Jury
in returning their verdict. One of
these was a small sheet of paper which
they were to fill out in case they found
the defendant not guilty. Tbe other was
a large sheet which they were to use if
(Continued on Page Five, Column Three.)
King George Is Kept
Home by Submarine
BERLIN, March 3. Vla Woreless to
Say vllle, ' L. I.) "The German embassy
at The Hague, states that a Uermtn
submarine was attacked In tt. George's
channel, February 21, by a steam yacht,
whiih was equipped alth wireless ap
paratus, but did not display a war flag.
"The king of England has postponed
his trip to the continent, apparently on
account of the German submarines. It
repotted from Rotterdam, that parts of
the British army have refused to cross
the channel, owlni; to four of submarines.
"An army order Issued it the Tenth
Iluaslan uriny, which was annlhlllated In
East Prussia prescribes special measures
against deserters."
COWLET, Wyo. March 3. Jesse W.
Crosby, who died at his home here sev
eral days ago, was one of the most prom-
! Inent Mormons of Wyoming and held the
I office of president of the Cowley stake.
! He was born In Salt Lake City In IMS,
! tii year after the Mormon pilgrimage
across ths plains, and waa prominent In
church sffalrs In Utah. California. Idaho
and Wyoming. In 1X he was sunt to
Wyoming to assist in colonising the Big
Horn basin. He was the first mayor of
H is town, Bert lug three terma
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Cleveland Boosters Spend Day in the
City and Are Charmed with Its
Importance and Greatness.
For thirty-fire years the members
of the Chamber of Commerce and
the Wholesale Merchants' and Manu
facturers'., board of Cleveland, , O.,
have .been making r annual pilgrim
ages through the states of the city's
nfde'"reTrit6i?y.'t)Ut'never until nbw
has their Itinerary takes them west
of the Mississippi river. ;
Yesterday fifty of the. boosters ,of th
ousiness houses' and blg ipdustries of
Cleveland.' were in the clty.all day, here
on the last leg of .a trade extension trip
that when completed 'will have covered
around 2,000 miles. Although a heavy anow
continued to fall during the entire day.
this did aot deter them . from seeing
Omaha and when they left the city
last . night, fn route to St. Paul and
Minneapolis, they all expressed them
selves delighted with the city, its peo
ple, its business enterprises and indus
tries and the courtesies that had been
extended during their (stay. The only
thing that they objected to was that
they were Impressed with the fact that
their money was not good and that no
one would take it.
The last thing on the entertainment
program of the day tin the luncheon
at the' Commercial club at noon. (There
all of the visitors and not lss than 600
members of the local club were at the
fables. . W. F. Baxter presided as toast
master, extending v the city's welcome to
the Cleveland visitors. . - '
In behalf of the Commercial club 1 resi
dent ' McCague extended ' the welcome of
(Continued on Page- Four, Column Three.)
Porter Released,
Then Rearrested
Harry 13. Torter, alias Allan Duggan,
alias Howard I'indle, was discharged yes
terday' in federal court by Judge You
mans, after a hearing, and Immediately
rearrested on the same charge by the
I'nlted States authorities.
Porter Is having trouble, because It Is
alleged he didn't pay a board bill of
seme $15 In JJeadwood. 8. V.
lrallure to pay the bill brought com
plaint from his iandday, Mrs. II. Far
roll, who mentioned that In his negotia
tions snd promises retarding the bill, he
had mentioned that ne waa a. "govern
ment aecret service operative."
On this statement he waa arrested on
a charge of Impersonating a I'nlted
States officer. ,
Three weeks ago the government had
its witnesses here from Deadwood, who
gave this evidence before the L'nlted
States commissioner. 'Yesterday the case
was argued at length before, Judga You
mans, who discharged Porter, because
of , lack of . evidence. The government
immediately rearrested him. Now more
witnesses will be brought from Dead
wood at government expense.
WASHIXQTCN. Match 3 -President
Wilson today nominated Houston B. Tee
hee of Tulequah, Okl., to be register of
the treasury, to succeed Gabe - Parker,
who recently became commissioner of the
five civilized tribes. Teehe Is a Chero
kee Indian, now attorney fer that tribe
In Oklahoma. Ha waa formerly a meuv
ber of the lower house of the Oklahoma
Oscar A. Price of rtoncevarte. W. Va.,
was nominated for auditor of the Interior
department. to . succeed Robert W.
Wooley, a ho was yesterday nominated
tu be director of tbe mint.
Three Presidents and One Vice Pres
ident Appear Before Standing
Committee of the Lower
Ask Legislature to Gire Heed
Bill Increasing State Pas
senger Tariff.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Marcli 3.; ( Special
Telegram.) Three
oresidents of I
thn vice
trunk line raiiroaaa ana w.c "ii,n,, nf wltn ,ne Mlw mrkl n
president of another appeared neiore
the standing committee on railroads '
An opportunity was given to all
interested in rate ntatte'rs to atend i
and members of both branches of ,
the legislature as well as cltUens ; Attempt of Representative Rich
generally availed themselves of the j m(md to Mak(, Jt Spedftl 0rder
opportunity to hear the heads of the . Thursday Fails,
big railway systems deliver their ap- .
A bill is pending before the house to In
crease passenger rarrs irom inim
mile to 24 cents a mile and it wns to
further the Interests of this primarily
that the rise here waa made.
Vlaltlnai Msgsalra.
The offlclsls here were A. D. Mohler,
Omaha, president of the t'nlon raclfln j
railroad: V, A. Gardner, Chicago, presi
dent of the Chicago A kerthwestern rail
road; Haler Holden, Chlcag-o. prealdent Of
the Burlington system, and K. J. Pearson
of Bt. I-ouls. vice president of the Mis
souri Pacific system.
They were entertained at dinner by the
Lincoln Commercial club and addressed
the committee Individually tonight, ans
wering a running fire of questions put
by some of the more Inquisitive members.
In anticipation of the hearing, this
morning me ee.K or ine cent was loaoea
from all parts of the country, numer-,
ounly signed by business men, farmers,
workingmen and others. -
Namcroas Petitions,
The petitions contained the names of
ls,flS6 signers, among them many prom
inent Omaha business men, the whole
number tinder this designation being 0,921.
There- were. 1,928 name ef farmers signed
to the petitions, while fi.826 workingmen
had attached their signatures asking that
the legislature and railway commission
It alt railroad hilts a hearing, and grant
rsller If deemed advisable. The arinctpal
part of the petition recltcST "
"W knoW that for the last ten years the
cost of operaUug a railroad has been ma
terially Increased by the marked advance
la the coot of labor nnd other Items, and
this Increase has brought about. In the
minds of your petitioners, , an honest
doubt as to whether or not the present
Income of the railroads of this state af
fords a sufficient return on the -capital
Invested. . . . .
We know that the railroad!, constituting
the greatest Industry In our state, spend
more for labor and materials and pay
more-taxes than any other industry, and
we believe that If the railroads are. de
nied a fair and adequate revenue the In
Jury resulting from such denial will In
the end fall on the people of Nebraska.
When the facta are formally ascertained
and show a need of greater revenue, then
affirmative relief should be unhesitatingly
granted to the railroads In Increased rates.
Rockefellers to Aid .
Miners in Colorado
If Charity Else Fails
NEW YORK, March 3.- Assist
ance by the Rockefeller Foundation
may be given to Colorado miners and
their families who are In distress as
a result of recent mining troubles In
that state if civic and other authori
ties are unable to cope with the need,
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Indicated
tonight In a telegram sent to Presi
dent F. J. Radford of the Chamber
of Commerce of Trinidad. Colo. Mr.
rRockefeller'a telegram was bent In
response to one received from Mr'
Radford apepaling to him for aid.
Mr. Rockefeller In his telearsm aaid
that so far as former employes of the
Colorado Fuel and' Iron company and
their families are concerned the officers
ef the company have expressed .the hops
that the company .would be able to pro
vide such relief as is necessary.
Baltic Leaves New
York With 18,000
Tons of War. Goods
NEW YORK, March l-The steamship
Baltic, earn ing ,18.000 tona of war sun-1
plies, steamed from, this port for Liver- j
pool today. Its commander. Captain J. I
B. lianaon aald thht mm fur a- ha waa I
concerned, "he would fly the Hilt sh flag
from America to hell," notwithstanding
German aubmarlnes.
It was said that the Baltic carried Tn
ita holds merchsndlse snd foodstuffs suf
ficient to fill 1.SO0 freight cars. On Its
decks . were lashed forty - semarmored
automobile trucks, ahlch were consigned
to the British government for use. It was
said, by English troops In France.
Agree to Eliminate
Rural Credits Rider
WASHINGTON, March fc-Conferees on
tbe agricultural bill late today,' agreed I
to eliminate entirely tho rural credlta i
rider to the measure and substitute a
provision for investigation of th4 'ques
tion of rural credits by a Joint congress
ional rommissloa to report at ths next
Kaiser Agrees to Allow Belgian
Relief Ships to Use English Channel
TMF. II AU K. M.iivti 3,-iVta London)-,
The tier-mat: government t"dny Informed
lr. Henry Van tyki. Anieit.-an minister
to the Netherlands, through the t'lernian
unnlMoi, K. Von Mueller, that arrnnge
inent lind b-ep made to grant sfe pas
aKe thr-iuvh the naval war lone to
Ameilran relief h!ii bearing supplies
for the !;. le f lielclum.
The tierman lonimunlt'itlon was In re
! sponKe to iniulrle from lr. Van l ke
RATES j'uM.einng reirli lion which Germany
!n said to have imposed upon granting
larc toiidurt to relief ships It was feared.
tOj would ivmke the relief ork difficult If
(not almost liioasllle. The German
I commumeatlnn Is as follows:
"The German government naturally la
j striving to give every ponslble sujipm t to
j. the humanitarian work of the American
! relief commission. It will nrrmli relief
j vessels to pass through the lOngllsh
ifhat.nrl unmolested If they are rendered
. recognised by the usual marks Vihlch
"s , r ""'"' viau.ie at night, msmely.
ill 7 . .. ' l m siues
re i letters)
(From a Htaff CVrrrespondent.)
LINCOLN, March 8. (Special
Telegram.) When Senate File 2,
the Omaha annexation bill, came up
In the house this morning on a report
of the towns and cities , committee
putting the bill on general file, a mo
tion by Trumble not to concur
brought on a lengthy debate, in
which Richmond got In a substitute
motion for a special order for Thurs
day afternoon. This was later with
drawn. Trumble charged that im
proper Influences were being used on
both sides and that threats to kill
bills hnd been made both ways. The
however WM pUced on general
file to take Its course
by an over-
whelming vote.
Richmond's Molina.
After Trumble had made a motion for
the Indefinite postponement of the bill,
Richmond of Douglas moved a substitute
that the hill ha made a special order for
Thursday afternoon. He thought that a
large number of the members were on
the fence on the proposition and desired
to hear the mutter discussed from both
i angles.
j Trumble wss mad. He got the eye of
I the speaker and demanded to know what
tlicy' wantod to delay the action' on the
bill fer.
'Tome of you fellows want to delay
things Just to see how much you can get
out of the lobby." he shouted. "Delay
will .simply -give the, lobbyists on .liotli
sides a chance to get in their work and
drag you around.. .1 am tired of being
dragged ground any longer and I won't
stand for it. , Are you fellows going to
vote your own sentiments' or the senti
ments of some lobbyist." '
Rome for Instant Action.
, Mears wanted the matter settled right
now. It was an Omaha affair and they
ought to settle It and not be bothering
the legislature.
Mockett and Hosteller wanted- more
light on the matter. Peterson did not be
lieve In taking snap judgment.
, Bates waa agalnat both the motion not
to concur and the substitute to make
the bill a special order. He wanted the
bill to go on the general file and take
Its turn with the rest. After a consulta
tion with Trumble and some others Rich
mond withdrew his motion to make the
bill a special order.
As io the llrlay
Taylor blamed the committee for the
delay which had already occurred, but
Richmond explnlned that tho delay had
been made because of the request of the
friends of the bill. Trumble then said
that he wanted the bill disposed of be
cause the lobbyists Interested in the bill
were so thick around and were making
threats and trades with meml ers that
delay would only make the situation
The motion not to concur In the repiart i
of the committee was lost by a largo
volume of "noes" snd the bill went to
the general file and will take Its regular
! ol,", unlF' ome " Pull ' out
South Dakota Will
Vote on Prohibition
at Next Election
PIERBe 8. p., March 3.-The South
Dakota house of-r-.-presentatives today
passed the senate resolution providing for
the. submission to the people of a consti
tutional amendment for state-wide pro
hibition. The amendment will be voted
on at the general election In November,
Ship Purhase Bill
Withdrawn in Senate
WASHINGTON, Marrh 3.-The govern
ment ship purchase bill wss withdrawn
in the senate late today by Senator
Fletcher, with the announcement that he
would , not again attempt to take It
up, because It was evident that the op
ponents had the power to defeat it by
talking It to death.
Trawler Sunk by a
. ' Mine in North Sea
' HL'LL (Via London) March S.-Tbe
trawler Sapphire has been sunk by a
mine in the North Sea. The crew of
eleven wen were saved. '
"German suhmsrlnes have received the
requisite order to this effect It must be
understood that every, mean will be
taken to guard against misuse of the
commission" special marks.
"The German government will at once
ask the American ambisador atllerlln
to explain to the llrillsh government that
only auch ship as are really engaged In
this service lny carry the commission's
Germany regrets that, having regard
fo the existing mine dangers In the war
sons. It cannot grant safe conducts for
the commission's ships to and from Eng
land." In the light of d'spstches from The
Hague yesterday. It Is possible that Ger
many's refusal to grant safe conduct
for relief snl to ami from Kngllsh ports
may have an Important bearing on the
work of the American commission. It
tva explained In these dispatches that
t lie commission's work would be ham
pered If Its ships were not pcnvdled to
touch at Knglkdi ports for coal on the
homeward voyage.
Eastern Chiei Writes Staff Com
mander He Has No Official
Connection with Move
WASHINGTON, March 3. Major
General Wood, commanding the
Eastern department of the army, In
a letter to Brigadier General Hugh
L, Scott, chief of staff of the army,
received today, denies that In his de
partment has he had any official
connection with the American legion
movement to raise reservists. He
Bald he had learned that Theodore
Roosevelt, former Pecrelarles of War
Wright. Stinison and Dickinson, and
others had been asked to Join the
movement, and that he believed some
of them had Joined. '
With General Scott's permission. Secre
tary GarrlKon made public the following
extracts from Geneval Wood's letter:
"No one at these headqharters has, or
has had. any official connection with the
American Legion, eo-cslled, of which I
sent you the details In my letter of Febru
ary 27, Inclosing with It the circular re
lating to It.
; Mmilier Have Joined.
"If find on Inquiry that Mr. Tloosevelt
was asked. to Join at the time former Sec-;
rctarlea of War Wright. Btlmaon and
Dickinson were asked also former Hecre
ta'ry Meyer of the navy and others. I
believe- that a number of them -have
Joined. Mr. Hoosevelt has never com
municated with me concerning It, di
rectly or Indirectly. '
"My connection is limited wholly to an
Interview two or three weeks ago with
two gentlemen who were founders of tlas
ma cment one a former officer of volun
teers In the army, and the other an ed
itor of 6no of the Rldgeway Magasines.
Their Idea was to build up throughout tho
country a list of men who had qualifica
tions or training to make them useful In
a military way In case a reserve should
ever bo established under legislative en
actment, which would make a reserve
possible, or In case a reserve should not
bo established, to have a list which In
case of necessity would be useful to tho
government, as It would we the ad
dresses, names and qualifications of a
large numbor of men.
"I have no doubt some effort will be
made to twist this Into a political move,
but 1 don't believe there is even a tinge
of politics connected with It certainly no
indication of such a tendency has reached
me here.
Artlvlllrs Inofficial.
"It has no connection with the army up
to the present time, other than aa I have
Indicated to you. Johnston's activity in
cohncctlon with It have been purely un
official. He simply aided them with sug
gestions concerning, their lint of special
qualifications and talked tho matter of
the organization over wltii them. He ap-
predates rully tho fact that ne cannot
take any offlclul position In the organize-
lion of this sort. Me lies tried to steer
them into a line of procedure which would
fit in with the War department plans.
This has been purely In an unofficial ami
peisonal way." '
General Wood's letter was a personal
communication to General Scott. Secre
tary Garrison still is awaiting the report
which he called upon General Wood to
make concerning the reported connection
of army officers with the American Le
gion movement.'
General Scott Goes. -to
Negotiate With t
e Renegade Piute's
WASHINGTON. 'March S.-BiUiadler
General Suott, chief of staff of the army,
left here today for I'tah to 'attempt a
peaceful settlement with the recalcitrant
Piute Indians
General Scott haa a long record not
only as an Indian fighter, but also as a
mediator among the Indians, whose dia
lects he speaks snd whose habits lie
knows thoroughly. War department of
ficials say he has more Influence with
the Indians of the west than any other
white man. About a year ago he brought
the recalcitrant Navajos into camp with
out bloodshed.
After ronferencea today between of
ficials of the War department, the Le
partment of Justice and the Interior de
partment. It waa decided to ask General
Scott to see If he could not bring tbe
renegade band of Plutes in to give ug
their lesder, who Is charged 'with mur
der. Reports from Bluff county. In Utah,
where the band Is entrenched, say tha
rosds are very bad and the country Is
covtred with deep snow. ,It may take
General Scott and his party three days
to reach the Indiana after they leav the
British Observers of Opinion that
Allies Are Making Decided
Gains in Galicia and
Athens Dispatch Reports Bombard
ment of Turkish Camp on the
Gulf of Saros-
The Day's War New
R 11 4. VICTORY of Imaortaace
la thr war with Tarkey la maaa
kaowa In a alapatck fraa Tlfllls,
Transcaucasia. ' A Raaslaa army
aeWanrrd from Bstssi, an the
mark Sea. Into Tarklah territory,
ent off tbe Tarklak army's
manlratloas raat to Constantino
ple and Isolated lorae dlstrleta of
Turkish territory.
At "TRO-UKKM A submarine rqnnd-
nni composed of sis sabmartnes
and it nam her af torpedo hoots,
has left tho Austrian na-val haae
. af ' Pola, on the Adriatic, re
anananly to atrlke at the Anaie
I'renrh fleet at the Dardanelles.
nine battleships of the allies' fleet
have advanced to the narrowest
part of the Dardanelles, hombard
Ina Tarklah fortifications and
troops aad laadlasr a force, which
scattered Tnrhlsh srarrtsfta.
ITALY' COTVTISLKS military prep-,
aratlona, havlnat taken ap la Par ,
llameat leaialatloM for Increasing
the stresxth of the army. The min
ister of war announced that all
classes were asklaar to eater the
CiKRM.W OI'IMON, aa reflected la
the ilerlla press, Is dlrlded la re
srar dto the Amrrlcaa note to Ger
many aad Great Britain. Some
nrnspapera share the view of the
aoveramcnt that the note Is aa In
'dlcotlqa of the disinterested
frledllness of this coaatry.
that a loua stretch of German first
line positions la the Cksapsgs
realoji s now nailer control of the
allies,, bat the Berlin military
chiefs repeat their assertion that
the French hae been re pa lard
aad compelled to retire te their
awa positions.
LONDON, March . According to
what appears to be the almost unani
mous opinion of British observers,'
Germany and Austria are playing a
losing game along nearly all the east
ern front. Tho situation of tha Aus
trians' In the Carpathians, Judging
from official and unofficial, dis
patches from Petrograd, seems unsat
isfactory, while the Russians, it la
said, have definitely checked them
in eastern Gallcla. Furthermore,
London advices continue to relate
successes for the Russian forces In
Poland operating against the armies
of Field Marshal Von Hindenburg.
The allies' fleet again bombarded the
Dardanelles forts yesterday, aycordlng
to dlspatchca from Athens, but the Brit
ish press bureau has not confirmed this
repcl't. Ths Athena message aaya that
four ships shelled the Interior forts from
the Gulf of Saros and that the anxiety at
Constantinople is increasing. .
The attitude of the neutral powers over
Great Britain's proposal to shut off all
sea traffic with Germany forms the baais
of most of the political comment pub
llhed today In England. The London
papers, through their Washington corre
spondents, all have been told that tha
L'nlted States will protest vigorously and
protests are expected also from Holland
and the Scandinavian countries.
Yet It la not believed that Great Britain
will recede one whil from Its announced.
j Intention, but that,. If necessary, it will
i define Ita blockade measures and seek,io
I make them effective. It is argued in
'.London that Germany, without domlna-
tion of the sea and carrying on an at
tempted blockade by means of . suo-,
marines, is quite naturally willing to,
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