The Omaha Sunday
Afr,S ONE TO TWELVE
VOL. XLIV NO. 40.
OMAHA, SUNDAY . MOUNIXfl, MAllC.lt .21, 1915-SIX SECTIONS rOKTY-KKlHT PACKS.
SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS.
OF TERRE HAUTE'
VOTES 22 TIMES
Fred Eisner Exercises Inalienable
v Right of Freeman on Over
Score of Occasions in
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
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
- 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
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
' 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.
Forecast till T p. m. Sunday:
ror Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Partly cloudy, possibly snow flurries;
not mucn ooaogs la u
j ' a. m. ......
rtim .'7 a. in.;....,
XlO Sa. tn...,..J.
S a. in.
10 a. m....
11 a. rn....
1 p. in
1 p. m....
S p. in....
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p. m. ........
i osataratl vo Lacsi
lll-i. 1911. 113. 1V11
I Temperature and
.... 3 iS 24 C
.... 22 11 10 11
.... I 17 23
a t .w '
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.
VON HLNDENBURG, greatest German general, the mili
tary hero of the German advance in Poland, and members
of his staff. Latest photo.
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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
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
.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
(Migratory Bird Act
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
' 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.)
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
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
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.
RIOT AS SOCIALIST
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."
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.
. 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
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
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
FORMER TABOR WOMAN
DIES AT L0CKNEY, T.EX.
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
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
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" "
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,
or the Tuckerton station. Is also a
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-
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.
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 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
, 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. ;
Spent on Belgians by
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.
Germans Burn One
mPllQQinn Pilla Tirl ;
IvUDdiail X UlCUlU:
IX)NIO.V. March .Statistics
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),-
Pounding at Both Gates of Constan
tinople Resumed Despite the f
Sinking- of Three Large
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!
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
' .'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'
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
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
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-
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.
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