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Bee PART ONE- NEWS SECTION Afr,S ONE TO TWELVE TBX WEATHER Cloudy VOL. XLIV NO. 40. OMAHA, SUNDAY . MOUNIXfl, MAllC.lt .21, 1915-SIX SECTIONS rOKTY-KKlHT PACKS. SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS. STAR 'REPEATER' OF TERRE HAUTE' VOTES 22 TIMES ' Fred Eisner Exercises Inalienable v Right of Freeman on Over Score of Occasions in Day. BUCK EACH FOR ALL BUT OKE Another Elector Celebrates Casting His First. Ballot by Casting Six of Them. BOTTLE OFEJTEB WORKS MA CHUT . INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. March 20. A record for voting of twenty-two times 1 none day was claimed by Fred Eisner, who testified today In the trial of the Terre Haute electiln case. Eisner told of his world, on November 3, 1914, with a emlle and caused a laugh, which was joined In by Judge Anderson, after the judge had the witness repeat the number. The witness testified that he con fined his operations to three pre cincts, and with one exception re ceived a dollar for each time . he voted. He said he was cheated out of the other dollar, "as the pay roaster said I had made enough money already." Eisner was only challenged once during the day, he ' said. - Pleaded ttulHy. v . TCIsner end others, who today described alleged fradulent .voting. In which they participated Inst November In Terra Jtaute, have, pleaded guilty. William Hughes. -ho has pleaded guilty. lao testif lerttnat ho voted seven times. He Baid Sheriff Dennis Shea, a defendant, pave him an assumed name nd paid him for three of the times .lie voted. Allx'rt Mast, another of the eighty-eight who have plead guilty, testified that ha was 21 years .old on election , day "and that he "celebrated voting six Jtimea.'V. Most. of the confessed fradulent voters testified that they had been told to report on election . morning at police headquar ters, where 'Chief of Police Holler1 gave them . an .order on a liveryman for. a horse aiT buggy ' Then, they said, the received a Net of voting places and cerd bearing names and registration numbers, which they were to vote, from E. E. Tal bott, city . comptroller and a. defendant - 1 Vote -AM- 'Aewwnd.-' c Kaeh of the men In charge of a buggy Was expected to get a partner and the two drove over Terre Haute voting in very precinct they possibly 'could. 1 At ' the end of the day, the, witnesses testl K tied, they-returned to Tsibott and. were ,$ald S10 each. ''.''. Joe Keller .-an alectlon inspects in -precinct B of the-Sixth ward, said ha.. 414 most of the vctlng In hia precinct him , self, working the 'keys of the voting ma chino until ho wore the skin orf the end of his finger. Then he used a beer bot tle opener to work, the keys, he said. Rumor Crew of the Karlsruhe Escaped ' In Captureci Ship NEW YORK, March 10. -Edward Wads worth of Newark, N. J., a passenger aboard the steamer Farlma, which reached here tqday from the West Indies, aid that he had seen In Grenada two life buoys with the word "Karlsruhe" on them and that aeveral German officers' caps had been washed ashore In Charles 'Bay, Grenada, and picked up by fisher men. Mr. Wadsworth Mid there waa a report In the West Indie that the Karlsruhe, had run ashore on a reef end been Mown up by its officers, who, with the crew put to- sea In a captured ship. Eight British Ships Are Slink by German Subsea Qraft in Week LONDON. March .-German sub marine raids during the week ending March 17 resulted in the loss of eight British vessels, with a total tonnage of 1,820. out of arrivals and sayings, according to a summary today by the ad miralty. Three other vessels which were torpedoed wera able to reach port. The total losses to British commerce from tha beginning of the war to March 17 were ninety-six merchant vessels and forty-seven, fishing vessels. The Weather Forecast till T p. m. Sunday: ror Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity Partly cloudy, possibly snow flurries; not mucn ooaogs la u temperature. I'raiprraKr at Ornate Yr,r4ay. Hour. Der j ' a. m. ...... rtim .'7 a. in.;...., XlO Sa. tn...,..J. S a. in. 10 a. m.... 11 a. rn.... U m 1 p. in 1 p. m.... S p. in.... P. in..., ' t p. ni.... V . P- m p. m. ........ i osataratl vo Lacsi I Krcr. lll-i. 1911. 113. 1V11 Highest yesterday.., lowest yetrdy..., Mean temperature... Preclpllatiou I Temperature and .... 3 iS 24 C .... 22 11 10 11 .... I 17 23 a t .w ' precipitation depar- t'ires from the normal: crinal tempurature Sx Drf.clenrv lor tue day r 14 Total dririencv vliu-a March 1...., g? Normal predpitallun .4 Inch Du.ic leacy for the day 03 Inch Total rainfall since March 1. 1 61 Inches Txccsa sinus March 1 -W Inch Deficiency for cur. period. 1914.. iv) Inch Kxcesa for cor. i.sricd. IS 1 3 1 Incuts T indie-ales tre) of preclpitailun. U A. WfcLSU. Local orevaater. Ir- VON HLNDENBURG, greatest German general, the mili tary hero of the German advance in Poland, and members of his staff. Latest photo. V " s J. " ' i i j - . ( . ! - - a- ; --r."i.'TT.rjr . AUSTRIA TO CEDE: ' ATART WRENT Count P&lfjt is Authority fonfitate ment that Pact -Wis Signed in: .Tien .Lt. Sunday. ROME " JOURNAL aiJESTiONS" It ROME, March'ZO: (Via Paris.) Count Palf JyAcounsellor 'of the 'Aus trian embassy to the Vatican, " 1 quoted hy the Idea' Nationals as de claring that a preliminary agreement -waa signed. Sunday at Vienna under which -Austria' would cede to Italy that portion of the province of Trent extending from the region of Friull to the Ispnco river. Tbe'newgpaper thinks, however, that this report Is being spread simply to gain time. NegrotLattona Still la Progress. ! ROME (via Paris). March 20. Unoffl jtial negotiations to . determine the ques i tlon - whether territorial - - concession should be made by Austria to Italy be fore or. after the end of the waa-. It U asserted' here, are in progress between Count Volpl, who conducted similar ne gotiations In bringing . about peace be tween Italy and Turkey In 1912, and'Ka-' jetan Merey von Kapos-Mere, former Austrian ambassador at Rome. Having Nailed to reach an agreement at Vienna they have come to Rome to ' continue their .discussions. Girl Victim of Her ' Crazed Lover Dies MITCHELL, 8. D.. March 20. Miss Ohloe Sledge, the 16-year-old daughter of Jesse T. ' tiledge, who killed his daugh ter's loveri 'Charles Strobl, after a bloody struggle In the Sldego farm ' home on Tuesday night, died today In a local hospital. " .The girl was injured I y the first shot fired by Btrebl Into ' the Sledge home. Just as the family waa preparing' to re tire. Later StreU entered the -home and was shot by Sledge, after a' fierce fight The girl's faster bad . objected to Street's attention to his daughter. Carranza Forces . . . -' Fortify Vera Cruz WASHINGTON, March 20--Carrana forces are digging trenches and fortifying ! Vera Crus with barbed wire stockades, apparently In anticipation' of attack by the ' Villa-Zapata forcea. Advices) to the taic aep.rxu.env -y - wire extends from a point on the beach, . . a a A &a1a V.K K..K.-t4 i T ?;".".JTL . . . '' 7JT.. "" "r. to Tejeria, making a scnu-clrcle sround the city. (Migratory Bird Act Is Unconstitutional TOPIKA. Kan., Mar, 20.-The migratory bird law waa declared uncoiutitutlutial by Judge John C I'ollock In the United States district court today. Judge Pol lock held congress hud no Jurisdiction over game In .ny of the states and that separate states only have the right to enact laws for regulation or protection of game. WARN0TI0N.STR0M ' IN YON HIIiDEHBURG Great General Gave His Whole Being to Studyof Military Maneutrers - -and Battle. : SOME NEW LIGHT ON THE MAN (CorreioAilence of. The Associated Press.) .' BER14N,. March .20. ome new lishts are shed upon tho personality of the now famous "Field " Marshal von Hlndenburg In a sketch of him brought out by a Ber lin publisher. i , He waa not a particularly promising pupil in his early school days It appears. When he left his first, school at'Ulogau at the age of 12 to enter a military school his certificate mentioned thst he had failed. to come . up to requirements' in mathematics, the branch which is .re garded as especially the basis of a mili tary education. Though Hlndenburg Is now described as a man of few words, his certificate at. that tlme'ssld that 'talking too. much in school'' was the'' only exception to his otherwise good be havior. His standing In Latin, German, French and geography, however, was Just good enough t) pass hlni. and so tho teachers recommended him for pro motion at the -military school and nt j him on his way "with OoJ's blessing' ' Kgfr , o (Jo to .Wp, In 1964, when the . boy s'sw his elder companions going away to the Panlsh war. he was Impatient ti Join them, his military ambition having already been kindled. . When about to start two years later to win his spurs in the war against Austria, he wrote to his" parents: "It Is high time that the Hindenburgs again melt- gunpowder. In that respect our family has been singularly neglected." 'He looked forward to his career as sol dier -with the -usual Joyous confidence of the young officer: "I rejoice In this future' filled with bright colors, for to a-soldier war Ishe normal condition, afid. 'becldes that,' I am In-God's hands. (Continued on. Page Two.r Column Two.) i Germans Seize Oil " Aboard Danish Ship Enroute to' Stockholm LONDON, March SO. A cargo t oil aboard the Danish steamer Bryseel has been confiscated by tha German author ities in the IVimeraulap seaport of 8wine munde, according to a dispatch from Copenhagen to, the Exchange Telegraph company. The. vessel was released. The feeling at Copenhagen, the dispatch adds la that the. fact Germany needs oil OM not )xlllUty the lure f B 1.. car.0. Th was bound from Phlla le'Phla for' Hto.holm. with a cargo of oil and was stopped In the Baltic on i March 11 by a German cruiser and taken to Swlnmunde. The vessel previously had arrived at Kirkwall and had voluntarily submitted to an examination by tho British authori ties, who permitted it to pass, it also' put Into Elsmnre. Denmark. h l I ceived declarations from the consignee, ceritifled by the Swedish authorities, that the oil was deatlned for use only In Sweden. A dispatch from CypeuhagKn March 12 said it waa believed at tho Dan ihli capital that the Bryaae! had been stopped by the Germans becsuse it was u tctl that the ahlu carried car.o l.,h... II.. .l.ll. v. t. i.i I. ihvm iiv vwu uvciarea. REICHSTAG NEAR RIOT AS SOCIALIST CRITICISES ARMY Opposition Member Causes Furious Outburst When He Denounces Military Efforts to German ize Conquered Soil. ATTACKS RETALIATION MOVE Says Burning Three Russ Villages - ,, for Every Prussian One 5triK.es at the Poles. GREETED WITH CRIES OF SHAME LONDON. March 20. A wild gcene occurred In the German Reich- . , , . ,. . , j.n stag today during the second reading of the budget, according fo a Berlin telegram received by neuters' Te'.o- j gram agency by way of Amsterdam, j The tumult was aroused by a speech delivered by George Ledebour. ; socialist deputy, who protented against "the military administration j trying to Germanise portions pi French territory, from which arise, on the part of Alsace-Lorraine, a de sire for French' rule." Herelved Anarll). The statement was received with an angry outburst on the part of the deputies, some members snouting. What about the party of peace?" Continuing Herr ledebour said: -I endorse everythlnif said In pi also of our brave troops and their oommandera, but In political ierformances the military authorities are n"t up-to-date. I am hor rified to learn that for every German vll Ihgo burned by the. Russians, three Rus sian villages shall be burned." . "This Is barlarlsm," shouted Pr. Karl Llebknerht, another Jsoelallrt deputy, while -from the right Jamc three Indig nant protests, one member shouting: "Ve won't permit the supreme mflltary au thorities to he thus attacked." When order - had been temporarily re-'f The Netherlands, according to the cor stored. Ilerr, Ledebour continued: ( (respondent of Reuter'a. Telegram company "Surh a measure strikes not only at tat The Hague, has sent to Great Britain the Busslnns, but at the Poles and TJthu-land France a protest against the British anlans. on whose co-operation w must j flockade of Germany. count . Resalls la More Dtstarbantie. This ststeinent resulted' In a renewed dlsCurgancn. and cries off "flnlsb!" TheJJenmarlf, Norway and Sweden tha early deputies springing from their seats andjpnrt of this weak mad Identical rpr- excitedly shouting for 'order; the vies president cf the house In the meantlm having declared, that criticism of the army aaminisiracron was noi pfrrrniiiiM'. . Encouraged by inemters of. bis own parts',' who .shouted '"apeak up, In the name, of your " party," Herr Iedcbour continued: .... ... . . t , 'The German policy must be such that these peoples will ' see In Dermany a shield to,- and, a safeguard of their free dom. - As a socialist and as a Cterman patriot, I believe' I ought to emphasize this. I have done this In the Interest of my beloved' fatherland 'and of Europe!" Herr Ledebour concluded his speech In the face 'of.' loud opposition, cries of "shame." Canadian Charged , With Trading with Enemies of Britain LIVERPOOL March 20. (Via London.) George Arthur Gatehouse, a Canadian living in Montreal, waa taken Into cus tody today at Liverpool on the charge of ".trading with the enemy." Details of the charge have not been revealed. Bnll waa refused.' Gatehouse was Shout to sail for America. Mr. Gatehouse hss been abroad repre-)!. sentlng a Philadelphia concern.' Ho ad-j German corporation Is the Hochfreauens mltted that he had been In Holland, out i Maschlnen Aktlengeselleschaft fur Draht he declared he was Innocent of any In- close Telegraphic of Berlin. The I til ltd tentlon of train gwlth the countries ho-!titatos Service corporation, now In control tile to Great Urltaln. rmiMnL'LPHIA, March 20. -George A. Gatehouse, who has been detained In Liverpool on suspicion of having trailed with Great Britain's enemies, repreeents.j the N. P. Sloan company, cotton mer-1 chants of this city. Norman P. Sloan, uiciiivt-r tn me uuriLmtu r, sbiu loasy that Gatehouse left here several months ago to establish a connection In Liver pool to take rare of the soiling of cotton for the Philadelphia house. The com pany has customers among the mills In Holland. The Philadelphia company, has no cua tonitrs in Germany, Mr. Sloan said, and haa not sold cotton to any of the enemies i of Oreat Britain. Gatehouse and hla wife left Montreal last April and took up their residence here 'In .September. MEN BREAK INTO JAIL AND STEAL BEDDING LOST CABIN, Wyo.. March . -(Special. ) The town jail here was robbed last night by unknown persons. A heavy padlock was battered from U- door and the only contents of the prison, a lot of bedding. . waa stolen. The same persons who robbed tha Jail are supposed to have ! committed a second robWy, In which a saloon, which had been closed for twolr",r,ey. atate excise commissioner, months, was broken Into and a Ciuantlty of liquor, which had been concealed under at raw In the cellar, sorted, and the best of it taken. . The town authorit es bave offered a reward for the arrest of the thieves. FORMER TABOR WOMAN DIES AT L0CKNEY, T.EX. TALOH. la March 2.-Kpeclal lrs. Mary Moon, a lifelong resident of thU locality, died at Lockney, Tex., Thurs day, where the family moved for her health about two years ago. The body will be brought to Olenwood Monday for burial beside her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Moon. Mrs. Moon la sur vived by her husband, four daughters u'ld one son. Several Hundred. Men on French Battleship Bouvet Arc Killed TAIUS, Mart'h .0 - Via , lndon) Of-1 fh'lal announernient was niAdr here this afteriKM n tht sixty-four men hse heen saved from the crew of the Frenett hat tle.nhlp ouve't, sunk In tha iNirdnnelles Msr.-h 1". i i'wse on the oier hios or the r mnrn nivtMon t men toeR part in 101 a' tlon are declared to h slight. Thu text of ihe eontinin:ratlnn follows; Krem h bstUrshlpa had ti e honor of attarkliin tne foits in the lTf of the OnrdsneUes at short isnre on March 10. They accomplished with vlor and neie highly praised by the ; Ilritish sailors. Rear Adr.ilrnl fineprette Itelrsrstih. fhst the linnor of !h Pwni j ns has been tuiiy sustained, although (ueariy unugnt ny ire K.dl or the Mnuvet. t .'ti,, llirr of trvivrs is actuaii known to he Klxty-four. The number killed and wounded cn the other ships tf 'the dlrUMn I rmall." j T1,e rouve, i Um7. of peace had a I complement of K men. it Is the custom, , howevei, to Increase the number of men " Z r t .i. ru m time, of , ' t-neinrrtly the l.nnvet may have , ll( ..h,,. ,mft crrw whH, t n.Pt uisuster. EXTEND BLOCKADE TO AUSTRIAN PORTS Commanders of ' Fleets in Adriatio Sea Instructed to Intercept All ' Goods for Kaiser's Ally. ' NETHERLANDS MAKES PROTEST ROME, March .20. (Via Tarls.) j Commanders of the Anglo-French fleet In the Adriatic sea, according to advices from Ancona, have been noti fied by. V r governments that the transportation of goods of any kind to or from ports on the Austrian coast .Is. prohibited under the terms of the allies' new naval policy and that steamers carrying such cargoes are to be seized. Psotrst frm Netherlands. IXNDOK, March 20. The government Holland la rthe - fourth state to make formal protest against rh reprisal -.ea- urea adopted by Orsat Brltalo aadfiatic. senlationa to, the allied govrpinents aamat the Anglo-Ffeneh pollny of pr.aaia ojl Oertnan commerce. German .Wireless" " 'Company -Answers; i Trench tJorporation TRENTON,. N. ., March X-ThO Oer- J man corporation' which owns the wireless station at Tuckerton, N.. J.,' todav asked the court af chancery to dismiss the suit brought by a French corperat Ion to gabt possession of .the. Tuckrrton station and the wireless, station at Ellvese, Prussia. The French company charges that the German Concern before tha European war started had agreed to sell the Tuckarton station to It. The papers filed by the German corporation today are la the form of answer to the suit. .They ask tho- court to dismiss the suit or withhold action In the case pending tha out 'ome of the war The answer further states that any steps taken by tha court at this time would be Incompatible with the neutrality of the United States. ' The French corporation Is known as Compagnie Universale de Telegraphla et T1'1,none with offices in. Paris, Tha or the Tuckerton station. Is also a de- fendant. The United ' States government took charge of the sending and receiving of messages at the Tuckerton station on Sf ptember . 1914, In order Mo prevent violations of the American neutrality reg- j. ulatlons. The German company In Its answer says tha Tuckerton station Is used by the government In communicating with the German ambassador In Washington and further that the real object of the suit Is 'to stop communication between Germany and the United States. Mrs, Ellen Heney Falls Five Stories and is Killed NEW YORK, March 20.-Mrs. Ellen Heney. editor of the Woman's Maga slna, published In Detroit, and writer of short stories, 'plunged five stories from her room to her doath at her home here today, fche wa delliioua from typhoid fever at the time and tn9il her way to a window during a brief Interval In which her nurse left the room for medicine. Mrs. lleney, who was a slater of W, W. had heen !U since Sunday. She waa 22 year old and came to this city fifteen years ago frcm Blnghainton. N. Y. Big Shipment of - Flour to Europe I i I FT. LOUIS. Mo.. March 30 -A lo. al milling company yesterday completed tha I shipment of 100. 000 k. of flour to New ; lora. irom wnere n nui pa snipped to tha tiorman Invasion, forwarded today to I James W. Osborne used tha alias of two European nation now at war. The Reuters Telegram company, give the ! Oliver Osborne when he accompanied her sum Involved waa said to bo ll.ttJO.000. The total numoer of towns and largest villages I to various placea. Yesterday Oliver Os mllting company purchased Mtu0 bush- I destroyed as nlnsty-flvo. It Is said that borne of Boston appeared and announced els of wheat to filling tho order. Each '4.600 small villages were devastated. 1,000 1 that ho knew llitm Tanser well, and th.i- sack Is of a special siss and contains S3) pounds of flour. Tho entire shipment Is equivalent to 111,000 barrels, according to the American standard of measurement LOXnOWC. March ao.-The naval censor said ton! slit that there wns 'absolutely no truth" in the widely published report that Vice Admiral 8aekvlle Cnrden hat been killed or wounded during the bom bardment of the Dardanelles. The report was spread after the announcement that Vice Admiral Carden had been relieved of command of the Piitlsh division of the allies, having been Incapacitated by Ill ness, and that he had been succeeded by Admlial John Michael Do Robeck. PARIS, March SV-important Turkish reinforcements have arrived to man the fortification on the coast and tlulf of Ninyrnii, according to dispatches from Mlty.ene. Troops ara hard at work re miring the fnr- Ramnffed by the bom bardment of the allied fleet. The fort of Csstrak! Is reported to be undamaged. Mines nl'-l be placed in the vlclnltv of (llaaomene, a few miles west -of 1'myrni. Searchlight from Turkish batteries Illum inate the watera of the gulf and those slong the coast at night. A llava dls.atch from Athens says thst mine sweeping :n the Pardanellea. which began at 4 a. m. Friday, was In terrupted hr a .'hower of shells from Turkish forts. CHARLES FRANCIS , ADAMS IS DEAD Descendant of Two Presidents' and Widely Known Publicist Dies at Home in Boston. FORMES .UNION PACIFIC HEAD LINCOLN. Mass., March .20. Charles Francis Adams died at 2 o'clock this morn In k at his winter residence, 1701 Massachusetts ave nue, Washington. Ha had been ill with the grip for a week. Mr. Adams waa born in 1886. Word of his death was received at his home here this forenoon- , , , j Charles Frnnils Adams' was widely known as a publicist and historian. . Ha waa a great-grandson of President John Adams, a granson of President John Qulncy , Adams and a son of Charles Fran cis Adama, .minister to. Great Britain in the cMI mar period., A biography of hie father, which Included a review of the diplomatic negotiations between tha Cnlred . B'tates , and , Great Britain, over civil star problems, waa one of, Mr. Adams' iriost.nptablo hooka... . " ' ' tattv't Boston. .Born In Boston May JT,. i38,, and "grad uated from Harvard In ItH, he was ad mitted to the Massachusetts) bar two ysars after leaving college, lie strved In tha union army throughout ttie civil war. Hslng tn rank front first lieu tenant to oolonel ' and brevet brigadier general qf volunteerc After tho war he was Identified with' rail Mod affair for many years, serving for l years as president' of the Union Pacific railroad, and for ton years as a member of the Massachu setts Hoard of 1UI1 road Commissioners. He waa chairman ef tho commission (Continued on Page Five, Column Twoj Vice President and Party Arrive at 1 San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, March "80. Vice President' Marshall arrived hero today with his party to take part tn the formal dedication of the Panania-Paetflo exposi tion as the . representative of President Wilson, and later to participate In similar ceremonies at tha Panama-California ex position at San Diego, Cal. In tho party are: . Vies President Mar shall and Mrs. Marshall, Hecretary of tho Interior Franklin Lane . and Mrs. Lane, Adolph S. Miller, member of the Federal Reserve board, and Mrs. Miller, and As sistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt. . The vice presidential rsrty will remain In Sun Francisco .until next Saturday,! During the eight days social and public functions will fill tha time. Representatives of the government, slste, city snd evposltlon greeted the Marshall party and accompanied it under a cavalry escort from the Presidio to hotel quarters. ; Twenty Millions Spent on Belgians by Relief Commission XKW YORK, March DU.-Moie ' than I'Jl.W.Co" hss been received and the greater part of It spent for Betglan re lief, according to a statement Issued here today by the cnenmlsalon for relief in Belgian. One hundred and ten thousand tona of foodstuffs, cargo for twenty ships, are now on the way to American seaports from Interior points, the statement adds. "The present requirement for food to feed all the hungary In Belgium," the coinml!on asserts, "Is about (0,000 tona a month, and this requirement will con tinue as long as the Belgians ara unable to provide In part, at least, for them selves." Nesrly sixty cargoes of foodstuffs, valued at more than JJO.OOO.OOO, had been sent to Rotterdam up to the middle of March by the commission. 1 Germans Burn One Thousand Villages mPllQQinn Pilla Tirl ; IvUDdiail X UlCUlU: IX)NIO.V. March .Statistics puh- lished In 1'etroarad -nticrntiw ln.w. ia prop, rty In Russian Poland as a result of j of them having been burned. Tha fig. urea apply to ten Pollah provinces. Tho damage Is estimated at more than KM),- ooo.ow. ...... RUSSIAN FLEET NEARBOSPHORUS; ALLIESVARE BUSY Pounding at Both Gates of Constan tinople Resumed Despite the f Sinking- of Three Large Battleships- TURKS SAY THEY ARE UNAFRAID American Ambassador, However, is Said to Have Been Asked to Act as Intermediary. , ' SIEGE WARFARE IN BOTH AREAS The Day's War News ATTACK ON DARDANGURI waa , . resawed yesterday, siotwlthstaad- tnm tha heavy loose of allied fleet on the prcdlast day. Us of ficial advioea in to tat ef fee that little waa accomplished em roaat of wafavorabl wtitker cota-r" dJtlona. ( . . , .,.. Tt BKISII POSITIONS ota the a4n ' laad svnd aemr Hmm rt Mtavgr.,' atrenartheaed atad lararo relators) I saeats tavo. beea aeat ta tha ave-; slataace of th defeadera. . MEW NAVAL POLICT ( tho Ilia's' Is aow la sSMiratloa agrsvtast A as-. Irta, acrdiag to worst which has reached Rone. . Tha eosamstaders of the Aaalo-Freach AdrUtle fleet ! have been' ottflpdl to yrovcat transportation u( all goods, to .or.; front Aastrlaa porta. TUB .' NBTHERLANnS has eosrt a.'1 formal - protest to Praaoo and ! (jrcat Britain acalaet their naval! policy. A GERMAN AEROPIARK erosced ta ' tho Ensrllah aide today and dropped ' aeTeral homha off Deal. Na dan- 1 asjto waa done and tho aaroplan was driven off by m patrol boat. LONDON, March 20. With the Russian Black sea ' fleet reported' knocking at tha door ot tha Bos phorug and. six allied battleships re newing the bombardment af the Turkish positions on the Dardanelles,' the fate of the straits Is' today hang-, log In the balance, according to opin ions freely expressed In London. Nev ertheless, .-reports from Turkish sources still profess supreme confi dence in the impregnability ot the de fending forts, which It la claimed have successfully tnstatned a bom bardment extending over twenty-one days. ! ' .'Tli'eJ report 'of tho British admiralty giving news of the sinking of threu bat Uishlps, two British and one French, is rather h'asy as to tho results achieve by this sacrifice, and it gives weight to tha growing belief that tho straits will not be won until the naval operations are sup ported by effective land forces. The' bombardment of ' Friday was Interrupted ! by bad. weather, hut It Is anticipated that tho operations will be pushed as rapidly' as possible.' ftei-ond French Ship Damaared.' The French admiralty, while oxpreralng , the hope that some members of the crew, of tho battleship Bouvet have boon saved, confirms reports from- neutral sources that the French battleship Gaulols also suffered 'severely In .the battle .March 18. Although Turkish official reports mini mise the effect of tha bombardment and declare that Constantinople is not afraid,! information received from- other near, eastern points set forth that negotiations already have begun with tho American,, embassy to act as ah Intermediary to, save tha Ottoman capital from the. guns' of the allied warships. , i Rumors of the destruction of the Ger- man sa raider' Karlsruhe have received some confirmation by tho guarded atate-. ment of tha British admiralty.' There' la every reason to believe that this cruiser' was sunk in the West indies last No-1 vcmber. Loll In Land Operations. Relative Inaction prevails along bothi battle fronta tn Kurope, which again seem to have relapsed Into tho condition of' j siege warfare which prevailed during tha a inter. Austrian reports by way of Ber-! lin claim that the Russian offensive movement In the Carpathians through the' Lupkow pass haa resulted in failure, but direct v reports from both Vienna and' Pterograd agree thaU Auatrians as . well as Russians are making attacks and counter attacks In the Carpathians with-' out any decisive results. , The Germans are still bombarding Os soweta without success, according to- the Russians, who Claim , to have destroyed the advanced trenches of their antago nists. . t ( Neither side reports any Important ac- Hons on the western front during the last week. Second Osborne Apears in Breach ' of Promise Suit NEW YORK. March .-Mlse Rae Tanser, who recently sued Juntas Os- . bonis, former assistant district, attorney of New York, for toO.eo for alleged I breach of promise, and who was arrested j last night on a charge of using tho malls 1ot Purposes of extorting money, appeared before Vnlted States Commissioner I Houghton today and waa held In V..000 - ball for further hearing next Wednea- dtv. Miss Tanxer. In her aulA alleged that wnuo sno was writing lettera to James W. Oaborne, Insisting that ha was "Oliver," she was at the sains time writ- Ing to aim In Boston.