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ll mrks iree r aha Daily NEWS SECTION PAGES ONE TO TEN. VOL. XLIV-NO. 236. OMAHA, SATUKPAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1915 TWENTY ' PACES. Oa Trains and at Kotsl Ksws Steads. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. Sink of Allies' 11 11 ilia Om .Bee TFE WEATHER. ' fair GREATER OMAHA BILL PASSES HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT Consolidation 'Measure Providing for Vote of People in Corpora tions Affected ) Goes Through, 72 to 25. MEMBERS CHANGE THEIR VOTES .At Close of Roll Call it Stood 54 to 42 and Rush Began to Get on Winning Side. IT NOW GOES TO THE SENATE (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Neb., March 19. (Spe cial Telegram.) The house this morning passed the Omaha annexa tion bill, as amended by the commit tee of the wfiole, by a vote of 72 to 25. At the end of the Mil call the vote stood 64 to 42, and members began to change their votes. Among these were Barrett, Reisner, Taylor, Anderson of Boyd, Cronln, Fuller, Nuztman, Klrae, Harris, Stearns and Bievers. The mMfliira s-nes in the senatA for action on the amendments made by the house. The amendment ordered ny the house yesterday afternoon provides that the consolidation must he approved by a majority of the vot ers affected at a special election to be called by the governor not earlier than one month or later than two months from date he signs it. May rmtpone City Election. In order that the' annexed territory may get In on the selection of officer for the greater city, it is understood that the election which was -to have ' taken place in Omaha this spring will be post poned to enable the annexed territory to participate. ' ' Charlie Bryan's Hand Visible. The introduction of the amendment Is the result, so it Is said, of Charlie Bryan . and State Chairman Thompson of the democratic state commlttetuking a hand In thp matter. . Forcible annexation, It was asserted, was against .the Bryantetlc prlncipWof "letting the. people rule." and as a consequence the Influence of the two was brought to bear to bring about the ..securing of a chance, to' let the. people vote In order to save the democratic party from going back on one of Its planks built more to get In on than to stand on after getting In. . ' v As a result of this attempt to -carry out a so-called domocratlc principle, the peo ple of Omaha will have to go totho ex pense of an election, fight among them selves for a couple of months, stir up hard feelings and continue the fight which has been going on for the - IhbI month, when It was a foregone conclu sion that the bill could have been passed In its original form and the people spared the expense of the special election.' Following Is the amendment: TheAsnendineatfnDrtn.il. Amend section 1 by striking out all of said section alter the word "city" in lino 10, and inserting tn lieu thereof the fol lowing.: "Then It shall be the duty of the governor of the state to caU and pro claim a special election to be held tn such metropolitan city and such adjoin ing cities or villages, simultaneously, at which election there shall be submitted to the electors of such metropolitan city and such adjoining cities or villages the question of the consolidation of such ad joining cities or villages with the metro politan city.' Such question shall be sub mitted in substantially the onllowing lorm. fo-wlt: Shall the city of . be consolidated with the metropolitan city of -p, or, as the case may be, shall the village of be consolidated with the metropolitan city of , or In case the proportion embraces the consolidation, at the sanjih time, 6f more than one such al Jnlning city or village, then the question shall be: Shall the cities and villages of be consolidated with the metropoli tan city of ; the ballot providing. In the usual manner, for a "yea" and "no" vote on the question. Such call or procla mation shall be filed by the governor (Continued on Page Two, Column Two,) The .Weather Forecast till 7 p. m. Saturday: For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity -fair; collier. . Ten pr rat are O ma Yesterday. Deg. -9 Hour. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 am. 8 a.' in. a. m. 10 a. m. 11 . m. It m. .. 1 n. m. 1 p. m. 1p.m. 4 p. m. 6 u. ni. ( p. in. 7 p. m. Ip.m. it 2 25 26 27 24 27 K 27 2$ 25 24 2t Comparative Loral Record.' 3915. 1!14. 1913. 1M2. ... 2 21 M 45 ... :l is u y .... I'fl :fi 3m iii ,oi t prec ipitation, depar Highest yecterday. lxiweit yesteiJay.. .Mean temperature.. Precipitation Temperature and tures from the normul Normal temperature ; $, lef'ciency fur the dav .....13 Deficiency since March 1 li Normal preci itatkn 04 inch De.ltiency for the day 02 inch Total r. tiila.ll since March l..lMi inches BKcesa since March 1 H inch lflclenT for cor. period, 1914.. .6 Much tixcesa for cor. period, h13 1.66 Inches Reports frees Stations at T P. M. Station snd State Temp. High- Rain. oi vMnir. ip.ni. ' Cheyenne, clear 20 'Davenport, cloudy SJ Ienver. cleat...! ;.i Den Moln. s. cloudy :H) IjarnH'r snowins Si North Platte, part cloudy. 24 Omaha, cloudy .4 futblo. cleur Rapid City, i icar .'8 Salt Lk City. Wtr 4S Saota Ka, clou.ly Sheridan, part cloudy i ' Sioux City, snowing 24 Valentine, dear at t fall 24 A) .ii T .is :! i .q s: .as T ."i M .:; Is" .10 4 . Xti .21 32 .1 24 .(Hi T T Indicates trace oi precipitation. U A. WELSU. Local Forecaster,. LATEST OF UNCLE SAM'S Launching of the United Pennsylvania, photographed the bottle of champagne ov v V : y XI; "... hull . , . . t f I - S'lT A v I L . 'jwiih m sum i m man i imw ii i --iii t "i t T T'-irr-i , &t )'.a.iySfL:ut KiamH!ii'.-r..r.vtOv--i ,rrr, v: jWpj iA' - MW .uia-m"VWe ufb V - PjM0SMMWWimi Usui hhiiim x &i irxshi mn ijt s St" . -wi - -nt& t'm&mtxmmmtlRtltfUt ' i 1 1 1 1 11 ' m T r AMD'CITY-HGHT" BILL TO JUY PLANT Water Board Managers Consent; to Change in Order to Save the Measure; LITTLE OPPOSITION THIS FORM LINCOLN, March 19. (Special.) Evidently becoming alarmed over the prospects of his water board electric lighting bin going through, It."B. Howell today prepared an amend ment, which provides for the ap praisal of the plant of the Omaha Electric .Light ; fc . .Power com pany. This was adopted with few dissenting votes and the bill was recommended for passage as amended. . No roll call was had, the members simply voting viva voce. Under the amendment the same proposition now confronts the , peo ple of Omaha as in the case of the creation of . the water board. What Amendment Provides. The amendment provides that before the water diHtrlct can submit bonds for the construction of .an electric light plant, three appraisers shalk be' selected, one by the water district, one by the owners of the Omaha Electric plant and they select the third, who thail appraise the plant, and then an election shall becallod to vote bonds for purchase of plant In amount In appraisement. If the owner of the plant falls to nctcpt tho appraise ment or starts suit, thentho provisions of the original bill n'liail be in effect. Water Board l.oltl Ilu . Debate over the bill as started Inttlie house this forenoon. Members of .the water board's lobby and thsir political allies ere busy In the background, while their lieutenants on the floor boosted for th bill. ,..-. Mr. Palmer, 'the chief sponsor of the water board measure admitted that he had received twenty-nine telcgramB from Omaha men opposing 8. F, 8, but he r.imA flint thftv all came from mn who are interested In public service corf porations. -110 oeiuen inai any pontic . Is mixed up with the attempt of K. IS. , Howell's water board to extend Its ictivitu-3 Into the electric lighting field.! At tho same time Palmer was . making this statement. Howell himself was Iran- .southwest is i-mlkcly this year and that Ing over the gate. City Attorney Rlue of j rsiflcatkin of crops U nearly impos Omaha, was busily conversing with Doug-, because of reslrucins In ths ten- lus county roenibers and C. R. tiherman, another member of the water board was occupying a seat with the Douglas dele gation, while ex-GovcmorjC. H. Aldrlcji, one of Howell's close political associates, was sitting In the chamber. Amendments Proposed. Mr. Palmer sent up some amendments to the bill providing that the water board might nf-gotiate through appraisers for the pun base of privately owned llgfiilHS plunt at Oinaha subjects to a popular tote. Tl.is led Mr. ' Hoifmelster ' to -mark that Pslmer muat have tat u,j ell night getting acquainted with the bill as the la Iter had told him only yesterday morning that he had never read S. F. , and did not know Its provisions. Hoff- (Continued on Page Two, Column Three.) FIGHT" sTHANS St' eadnought, 0 ass Kolb broke .V lUiOJUU QilliX JJ1UUU. V-.; ... Scenes Enacted a,t r V . .V .v . . l f. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind Msnrh',l.-Yto lent and . bloody; scenes .were witnessed. in Precinct 6 of thVfllx'th. ward on' election day, according- to testimony In the Terre Haute' election fraud cases today by Rev, I. B. Harper, pan tor of the First -Methodist church In Terre , Haute. , Dr. Harper (aid he himself had .been arrested' and hla life threatened when he went to the aid of I WJlllam , Horsley, : the republican candidate for prosecutor, who had been attacked by a number of persons when into the voting- place. He also said that' the women at the plls were; Insulted. Mrs. Mary Bailey, Mrs. F. Bernard Clogftton and Miss Emma B. Moore, who were watchers .at. the , polls, i told.. pf al leged insultg in Precinct B of the 'Sixth ward, which Is in the red' light! district. These women said they were told by dem ocratic election officials v. and workers that they would "have to wear wrappers and register like the other women in the district" it they Wanted to' remain.' Mrs. Clogston .. said. .Earl .De. Mint, election sheriff, who. has pleaded jrullty. nut his' liand on her shoulders "In a fatherly manner." When she objected," she testi fied, ha said "If I can't put my hands on yuu wxunen ! . you will have to take a ride to Jail." Madden and Cook . Get Ten Months Each NEW YORK, March 19. Rlohard Mad den and Gustave Cook, who were found guilty yesterday of - conspiracy against tho.Vnlted Slates, In aiding Richard P. Stealer, a jermu)i naval reservist, to ob tain a false American Passport, were tn. day 'sentenced" to' ten month's "each In the New York county penitentiary. ! Stegler waa then arraigned ail pleaded guilty, fie was sentenced to sixty days Imprisonmeot. In pleading for' a : light sentence 'for hla' client Stealer's counsel said "the arch conspirator In this matter pi a representative In this country of the German government and Is therefore Im mune from arrest." . .... ! TENANT .SYSTEM. PREVENTS DIVERSIFICATION OF CROPS DALLAS, Tex.. Morth Testimony that reduction of coi to, i acreage In the; syneju. v as given .today at the land hearlng by tho federal c mmUsion on In dustrial lelationa. The commission also took testimony of the existence and ef fects of so aiieged socialistic movement among farm tenants. Investigation of so-cayed corporation farming was ex pected to come up late today. HORN HELD TO ANSWER CHARGE OF TRANSPORTING t BANGOR, Ms.; March 19 Werner Horn, charged with lltegsl Interstate transportation of explosives, a as today held for appearance In tho federal dis trict court In Boston. He wss remanded to Jail In Portland, pending his removal to Bo too. IRRESISTIBLE AND OCEAN LOST WITH GRAFT OF FRANCE Admiralty Announce that Two 'British Battleships and One French Man o' War Sunk in Dardanelles. LIKELY DESTROYED. BY MINES Another Gallic "Naval Vessel in Straits 'Put Out of Action by Turkish Foes. CARDEN ILL AND NOT IN CHARGE LONDON. March 19. The British I admlrsltr announces that the Brit Jsh battlcphlps Irresistible and Ocean have been sunk. The admiralty announces that the French battleship Bouvet also was blown up by a mine In the Dar danelles and sunk and that virtually Us entire crew was lost. The admiralty statement odds h it the battleships Queen and Implaca ble have been dispatched from tiug-j land to replace the lost British shjps. The Ocean struck' a drifting mine and the admiralty believes the Irre sistible probably met with a like dis aster. I is announced the operations against the Dardanelles are continu ing, i Statement Concerning Losses. The admiralty statement says the Brit ish losses among the personnel of the Ships were not heavy considering the scale of the operations. The British battle cruiser Inflexible had It forward control hit by a heavy shell and will need repairs. The In? elaUblo left the battle line, list ing heavily, according to tho report. . Vice Admiral Saikville Hamilton Car den, who is 111, has been succeeded In command at the Dardanelles by Rear Ad miral John M. pe nobeck. Both the battleships . Irrealstlble and Ocean recently , have been engaged In the operations against the Dardanelles. A'BcrJtn-dirvatrh'otrrlday" said tho Irresistible . had been put eut el action !,noiiByr damaged tn mi iiKnuni in w. waterway, - Report' of' Tories. ,'. CONSTANTINOPLE, March 18. (Via Berlin and JVIrcle to London, March IS.) An official statement saya a squadron of six British and four French battle nil Ips at 7:30. o'clock yesterday morning attacked three fortresses of the Dardan elles. At the same tlmo another squadron of the allied fleets commenced operations against three fortresses In Saroo bay. After a fierce artillery duel the hostile ships withdrew at 2 o'clock in the after noon, but part of the squadron continued Its fire, until-5 o'clock at long range and at great Intervals. The French battleship Bouvet struck a mine at 2:30 In the vicin ity of the entrance to the straits ana sank In three minutes. A BTltlsh torpedo boat was sunk by the fire from the forts. The British battle ship Irresistible was put out of action, while' another, battleship was seriously damaged.. ( Statement from Paris, PARIS, March 19. The French ministry of marine tonight gave out the following communication: "The French battleship Bouvet has been sunk during the operations In the Dar danelles by the explosion of a mine. .. "The battleship Gaulois wss damaged and put out of action. "Two British battleships were sunk by mines. , "Part Of tho crew of the Bouvet Is be likved to have been saved." . Telia of Allies' Loss. , , BERLIN, March W.-(By Wireless to Hayvllle, L. I.) The Oversea News Agency today gave out the following Hem regarding the operations in ths Dar danelles: " 'Turkish headquarters reports that an enemy destroyer' has been sunk in ths Dardanelles and that one British battle ship has been disabled and another dam aged. The.M Ills agency ot Constantinople reports that two British battleships of the types of the Irreststablo and Africa, which had lreudy been damaged, wore sunk last night by the fire of the Turkish Batteries, a Turxisn aviator has ascer tained that one battleship ot the Corn wall lis type has been towed by-sversl ships to the Island of Tsnedos.' Mrs. Helen Angle Found Not Guilty BRIDGEPORT. Conn.. March 19.-Mrs. HelenTAngie was found not guilty of maa- ; slaughter by a Jury tn the sujxrlor court ,M" 't""Xn , In Sunday' Dec Von Hindenburg Latest photograph of Germany' great mili tary hero taken with members of hit staff at his headquarters in Poland, where he has won so many important victories over the Rus- sians. .The Sunday Dee Best of All James Hamilton Lewis Draws Dark View of Future for the United States .IKFV'F.HxON CITY. Mo., March 19. Warning that the 1'nltcj States must now decide on a definite foreign polloy as given by Senator James Hamilton Lewis oi' Illinois who addressed the Mis souri Irclslaturc today. Senator Lcwlr said the Tutted States rhoiild (leclile whether it would retain the Philippines and maintain two large fleets to resist agsression on the part of forelKii powers, or the I'tttted Mutes must decide to leave the Philippines and re turn to the trnditlonal policy of Isola tion. , t "Should the United States find It neces sary to makij a protest against Japan forcibly arizing Chlnn. Japan would prob ably ar-k its present alliesEngland. France and Russia to supiwrt It against tho United States," said Senator Iwia "Then America would be confronted with a remarkable situation. Should Japan be forced to vent .the grievance of Its pole by war. It would telso the Phil- Ipplnes and then would seine Hawaii as TWO BRITISH SHIPS HIT BY TORPEDOES Steamer Bluejacket, Loaded With Wheat, Attacked by Submarine Off Bcachy Head. I 1111 HYNDFORD SINKS IN CHANNEL LONDON, March 19. The British steamer Bluejacket, with wheat from Liverpool, has been torpedoed by a German submarine off Beachy Head. The crew took the boats.' The steamer, although badly damaged, remained afloat. Hyndford Sinks in Channel. GLASGOW, Scotland, March 19. (Via London) The British steamer Hyndford was torpedoed today in the English channel by a German subma rine. It Is reported that one mem ber of the crew was killed. .The steamer Hydford was of 2,776' tons net burden, it was 376 feet long and waa hull a t tknrf n MaruM' 1 (VY. Ae-- 1 built at Fort Ulasgow in 19"5. 'was owned by the Scottish Ship Owners' com- pany of Glasgow. The Bluejacket was of 1.271 tons. It was 336 feet long arid was owned by G. HaJlett of Cardiff. It was built at Sunderland In Beachy Head is a promontory on the south eosst of England, projecting into the English channel, about twenty miles east of Brighton. . Big Farms Cause Economic Changes Among. Tenants DALLAS, Tex.. March IS, lOoonomlo changes In farming due to the- entry of large , companies Into agriculture on farms of thousands of acres, conditions among Mexican farm laborers and com pletion of testimony about tenant farm ing on the Padgltt ranch In Central West Texas, were on the program for today's hearing of the American land question here. The federal Commission on Indus trial rotations, conducting the hearings expected to secure Information regarding big farm 'conditions mainly, through change'of operations In the Taft ranch to soutnwest Texas. These great farms are said to have developed new methods of econo.my and efficiency, which in turn have produced now , rural social condi tions. V C. A, Rives of Ryan, Okl., former su perintendent of the Padgltt ranch, testi fied that In 112 so-called socialists in Coleman county and anti-soiiallsts caused so much agitation that he had refused to permit the Psflgltt ranch tenants woo called themselves socialists to renew tbelr leases In IMS. These tenants, num bering four families thereupon moved. Mr. Hives said: "The confusion was so great that the antl-soclallst tenants on the Padgltt farm said they could not stay on the place If ths socialists were permitted to remain." "There were about twenty families on ths ranch," Mr. Rives sad. "The agita tion was not confined to the ranch, but was general in Coleman county." W. T. Davis, a Coleman oounty farmer, said he believes land) owners in selecting tenants desire to "get a man with plenty of force (children) and a mule and push them down th road." Five Off icers of v Gordon Highlanders Are Killed in Action LONDON. March 19 Owing to ths anxiety felt in Scotland regarding the Sixth battalion of Gordon Highlanders, Joseph N. Sutherland, member, of Par llumunt, made inquiries of the govern ment, whereupon thn under secretary of tho war department replied that be greatly rcgreltul to stuto that Colonel Mac Lean and four other officers had been killed and several wounded. A dispatch to the Times gives a list of twenty-five British officers killed, whose names had not appeared In the 'official lists, mailing a total of 33)1 officers killed or wounded In ths recent fightlifg. NEBRASKA MAN GUILTY OF FORGERY TAKES POISON BOONE, la., Mar'-h 19 (Special, Tele gram.) -Clan-nre riiulth, a young man from Iluntsville, Nub., arrested last night chsrged with forgery, pleaded guilty and was given fifteen years In state prison at hard labor. This morning in county Jail hs found a hot tin of disinfectant and drank it. II is bsllcved hs will die. the base from which to Intercept our fleet on Its way to recover the Philip pines, Then rtuaslu. the ally of Japan, would seise Northern Alaska. "This would divide our army ami navy. Kngland because of Its alliance with Japan, could render no aid to the United States In Canada or Alaska nor would it dare to do so In view of Kugllsh pon. sessions and HnKltsh cltliens In Japan and China. "Central 'Amertra, which hns a griev ance against us because of the claim that we forcibly took Panama, might lend It self to aid our foes by destroying the Panama canal to prevent 'our fleetin the Atlantic and Taclflo from Joining.' , "It la plain that the United States has but ono of two courses. - Either we must come from the Philippine1 and remove any governmental Interest from the far east, or wo must maintain an Atlantic fleet large enough to cope with combined Europe, and a Pacific fleet large enough to combat the ooiffwned Orient." MR. DANIELS CALLS ATTORNEY J30 W AN Commissioner Tells Lawyer Stock men's Lawyer Not to Make a Nuisance of Himself, RATE ON CATTLE IS LAID ASIDE CHICAGO, March 19. Clifford Thome, chairman of the Iowa Rail road commission at the hearing of the Western railroad ' freight rate case before Interstate Commerce Commissioner W. M. Daniels, charged that the railroads were withholding certain witnesses so they could not be cross-examined by counsel for the shippers. S. II. Cowan, Fort Worth, Tex., had ap peared on behalf of the shippers In op position to the railroads' proposed In crease of 2 cents a hundred pounds en live stock. He announced he had to leave the oity and wanted' the railroad wit nesses op live stocK put on xor cross. examination. The question of advanced . . . . i ... Jk Va.awam rates on cotton piece goods, however, have lVen scheduled for today. "It must be evident to the' commission that the carriers objected to putting in some of their live stock witnesses at a time-when Mr. Cowan could bo present to cross-examine them," said Mr. Thorns, Mr. Cowan attempted to speak, but he was Interrupted by Commissioners Pan tela, who said ,"I.want you to bear In mind the cour tesies due this commission and those tn attendance in this hearing. You have no charter to make yourself a ' universal nuisance" I Mr. Tborne, Mr. Cowan and otfiers left the room. The hearing then proceeded on tho proposed freight rate Increases on cotton piece gcxids. , B. It, Johnson, assistant freight traffic managerof the Chicago, Rock Island A Paclflo railroad, testified that the present rate an cotton piece goods was abnor mally low. Tho proposed Increase, he said, would average six-tenths of one cent for three-mllo hauls on a shipment valued st tl. In detsU he testified ths In creases will be: "First, an advance of 8 rents a hundred pounds uniformly from such ' points ss Chicago,, fft. Louis and Minneapolis tj western trunk line territory, Kansas snd Nebraska; secondly, an advance of 6 centa from Texaa producing points on the Missouri river and points west thereof: 10 cents to points esst of the Missouri and west of a Indiana-Illinois line; 20 cents to territory east of Chicago, and 10 cents to the seaboard by way of ' the gulf." Runs Amuck With Pistol in Theater; Dancer is Killed BAN FRANCISCO, CaJ., March 1.-An Algerian dancer, known as the "Princess Eurkalt," a member of a ballet tn a Rus sian amusement concession at the Fan a ma Pacific exposition, waa shot and In stantly killed last night by her brother, Isaac Lixrakl. Iiisrakl then began firing Indiscriminately at the entertainers on the stage snd Into the audience, causing a punlc. The '"MtirV theater In which the shoot ing occurred was crowded whsn Lisrskl rushed in. brandishing a pistol. He began firing at once and his sister pitched for ward with a bullet through ths heart. One of the male entertainers on ths stsge wss snot In the arm. The spectatora made a rush tor ths doors. None of them was Injured. Lizraki bad fired a half dosen shots before' a group of soldiers from the Presidio mili tary reservation seised and disarmed him. He was arrested and taken to the police station. No reason for ths shooting was learned. Wireless Apparatus Weighs Eight Pounds NEW YORK. March U.-A wireless teleTsph Instrument, weighing eight pounds, that can be carried in a hand satchel and operated from an automobile, was tested by officers 6f ths United States signal corps on Bedloe's island yesterssy. Ths Instrument was connected with the antennea of the wireless station on the tslsnd and sent a message which was received at Fort Hancock 'twenty one miles awey. It la claimed that the Instrument can send messages 1,000 feet or more without sntannea and It would b. valuable in trvnoh warfare. The ex treme radius of its operation is said to be miles. M. U. Dllley. master signal electrician, who observed the test, said that the wireless machine could be oper ated wiih electricity from an automobile tUrv. ALLIED FORCES ACTIVE IN EAST AND WEST AREAS Rftid Into East Prussia and Thrusts Into Belgium Make it Impossible for Germans to Shift Their Armies. KAISER MUST FIND NEW FORCES Tactics of Attempting Crushing Blows . Alternately on Each Front Are Ended. NEXT MOVEMENT IS UNCERTAIN The Day's War News Rt SSIAX INVASION of Germany np parently has led to the occupation ' of Merael, an Important - Battle port at the northern-tip of East -Prassla. The. German official re port nf today Indicates that Hes sian forces have entered the city; PRTROGHAD believes that ' Field Marshal Von Illndenhnrsj .has di"- ' elded to laoneh a new nttaok on ; Wnrsnw , from the west. ' Rt'MI AK ABMY. which Is Invadlne - Turkish Armenia Is. said to have , won another victory, raptnrtasr a Tnrklah base on tho Black. !ra ear the Rasstan border. , , , . TWO MOnn British steamers have been destroyed by Germany's sub marines. They wera torpedoed in the English channel. TURKISH War department an. ' nonnoed today that the French' battleship Bouvet had been struck durlnsjr the bombardment of the -Dardanelles. The statement tndl- ' , nates that the Turkish fleet, whose ' location .has been unknown for ' some time, asmln Is engaffed actively In the Black Sea. ' . v AUSTRIAN statement "nays If ' It ' , asrrees tn make territorial stonees- alons sufficient to satisfy .Italy, ft '. will defer formal transfer 'of the' territory until after the war. INFORMATION from ' Bucharest Is ' that tho Austrian forces In Buko. W,B aars boea re la forced and awe : undertaking; a ftrostsc . offensive movement, ..',,. .(. LONDON,. March ":19. ThV ap parent failure of Field Marshal von Illndenburg-g various attempts to reach Warsaw, the re-appearance of Russians over the east Prussian fron- tier, near Tilsit, and the allied of-; fensive in the west, has, according; to British observers, put Germany ia a position where it dare not shift any substantial force from either east or' west. Although there are rumors ot reinforce- i mcnts being, hurried from Poland to France or Belgium to meet the French ana unusn tnrusts. military writers In London hold to the opinion that Oermany must maintain Its present arroiea in both areas of fighting Intact. , Thla will neces- . sitate the finding of new forces for ; the east and west if It would effectually . meet the Increasing strength of Its. enemies. It 1. pointed. out that. the plan: to deliver a crushtna blow in and then to rush across the country ta than Jtrttsaa b - . i . . I miscamea on both fronts. This was seen first In the !, t.i- second in the rush for Calais, third 1? the battle of Tpres, and then repeatedly h me csi. as rield Marshal Von Hln' denburg sought to break through tho . Russian lines to the Polish capital. , Cunatderabls mystery surmnnri. k. next move of the Germans, although the , prevailing belief here Is that that It wilt , be a big offensive In the west, probably -against the British front. ,'' Great Britain has made .'no official' reply to the Oerman allegations that a BrltlBh squadron fired Otl than narss.K cruiser Dresden while It was within tho ' i..ir-nii.B jimu ot Chilean waters, and i no denial has been forthcoming of the German statement that the rr.i.n i blown up by Its own crew, . , The government Is proceeding with the Plan to mobilise women to rei,!. in factories who are needed in the wsr. i.pward or 7W women, wlllm- to suhstl-1 tuto for men. have been reirtstrri rf.u.. ' ing the lust twenty-four hours. Someone is ' Looking ; for what you have to "offer, bb it furniture, musical instru ments, a-business, furnishctl , rooras or 'what not. . If they don't find an ad about It In The Bee's Want Ad pages, ' you're the loser. Next Sunday will be-a most favorable day for tolling Bee readers w hat you have. Write out an ad today and send, telephone or bring it in early. It you wish, have a! solicitor call. mvjuvis, a JSC AUVU THE OMAHA BEE "Everybody Reads Jiee Want A4a.1.