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Want-ad Servica " Night or Day Tyler 1000 THE WEATHER Unsettled; Warmer VOL. XL VI. NO. 199. SENATE PASSES THE IMMIGRATION BILL OVER VETO Measure Hade Law Despite President's Disapproval of Literacy Test and Ob jection of Japan. LATE PROTEST FROM TOKIO Mikado's Government Dislikes Language of Asiatic Ex clusion Section. EITCHOOCK NOT VOTING .Washington, Feb. 5. Congress has overriden a veto by. President Wilson for the first time and enacted into law the immigration bill with its long fought literacy test provision. The senate voted late today, 62 to 19 to pass the measure notwithstanding the veto and in spite of eleventh hour informa tion that Japan again had protested against the language of the Asiatic ex clusion section. The house overturned the veto last week by a vote of 287 to 106, so the senate's action ends the contest of twenty years' standing, in which three presidents have repudiated similar bills passed by congress. The international situation was brought into the closing debate in the senate, Senator Reed calling atten tion to the Japanese objection and pleading that nothing be done at this time to disturb or impair the coun try's relations with a friendly nation. Smith Defends Bill. Senator Smith of South Carolina, chairman of the immigration commit tee, answered with a declaration that the present state of international af fairs emphasized the necessity for a pure homogeneous American people, such as the bill was intended to pro tect. Senator Reed communicated inlbr uiatior from the State department to the effact the Japanese embassy had called attention to language in the hill, providing that no aliens "now in any way" excluded from the country would in the future be permitted to enter the United States. He said the criticism was based on their belief that this language wrote into law the Root-Takahira gentlemen's pass port agreement against the entry of Japanese laborers. Applies to the World. Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, ranking republican member of the foreign relations committee explained the privileges of the provisions to which Japanese objections have been voiced in the various stages of such legislation. He said when the nru nt hill want n pnnt.r.n.. i ...nc decided to phrase the language so as to exclude all aliens "in any way" ex cluded or prevented from entering the United States. "It applies to all the world," he said. "It does not in my judgment ttuch the treaty of 1911 (the treaty with Japan, which is modified by the so-called gentlemen's agreement) at all. They desired that we not make allusion to the gentlemen's agree ment and we've made none. We have cast no reflection on any race or made no discrimination. The gentlemen's , agreement will go right on if Japan chooses to uphold it." The Literacy Test. The literacy test provided for in the bill exefudes from the United States all aliens over 16 years of age, physi cally capable of reading, who cannot read the English language or some other language or dialect including Hebrew or Yiddish. Any admissible alien, however, or any citizen of the United States may bring in or send for his father or grandfather, over 55 years of age, his wife, mother, grand mother, or unmarried or widowed daughter if otherwise admissible, re gardless of whether such relatives can read Immediately after the senate's action. Representative Gardner of Massachusetts introduced in the house ,a measure to limit the number of aliens to this -ountry to a total of (fontlnord on Psfs Two, Column One.) The Weather For Nebraska Unsettled Tuesday, warmer in east and cooler in west portion; Wednesday fair and colder. Trni pasture ml Omaha yesterday. Hour. Def 6 a. m a a. m 4 7 a. m ft m ,,. I ft. m.- s 10 ft m a 11 ft. m is II m. ii 1 p. m ie t p ni n I p. ra ii 4 p. m 24 5 p. m 21 p. m 23 7 p. m 22 I D in 22 Compare tire Local Recerd. '' 117. lilt: till. 1114 Highest -esterda ... 24 I 31 21 .tweet vestera . . . . 1 4 16 n Mean temporal v.-.. . 12 2 13 21 Precipitation T T .01 .01 Temperature and precipitation departures from tbe normal ftt Omaha since Marco 1, and compared with the last two rears. Normal temperature , 21 Peflctenoy for the day a Total excess sihes March 1 131 Normal precipitation ., 14 Inch Deficiency for the dajr 04 tncn Total rainfall atnee March. 1... .17.42 Inches Deficiency since March 1 12. 14 Inches Delllcency for cor. period, 1111. .47 Inch Deficiency for cor. period. 1114. 1.75 Inches Reports Tnm Stations at 9 P. M. Station and Stats Temp. High- Rain, ot Weather. 1p.m. est. fall. Cheyenne, cloudy , 42 4t .M Davenport, clear 10 IS T Denver, cloudy... 4t ,10 Das Moines, clesr It II ,o Lander, part oloudy.,., 22 4s ,10 North Platte cloudy.. 42 41. ,sb Omaha, cloudy 23 , 24 ' T 'Pueblo, part cloudy.... 41 16 .',00 Santa Pa. clear 40 . 41 '.,00 Sheridan, rain 40 43 7 Hioua City, cloudy 14 14 ,00 . Valentine, cloudy 84 36 ,00 "T" Indicates trace of precipitation. Indicates below stro. U. A. WELSH, Ueteoroloslat. WMMEfi German White Book Tells Row With U. S. Amsterdam, Feb. 5 (Via Lon don). From an article in the Tageblatt of Berlin it is evident that the German government has issued a white book containing the exchange of notes with the United States government regard ing submarine warfare, compris ing twenty-six documents. It be gins with the announcement of the German admiralty on Feb ruary 2, 1915, regarding the naval war zone, and concludes with the note of May 5, 1916, delivered by Ambassador Gerard to the ' Ger man foreign office at Berlin. BRYAN ATTACKED; SLOAN DEFENDS HIM Miller of Minnesota Suggests Nebraskan Should Be Interned. OIL ON TROUBLED SEA (From a Staff Correspondent. 1 Washington, Feb. 5. (Special Tele gram.) Lx-secretarv of Mate w. J Bryan of Nebraska, who quit the cabinet because he could not go along with the president on the Lusitania note, was the storm center for a short but acrimonious colloquy today in the house in which Representative Sloan of the Fourth Nebraska district be came the pourer of oils on the trou bled waters. It all arose over Mr. Bryan's speech made rriday calling upon citi yens of the United States to telegraph their congressman what they thought should be done in the international crisis and suggesting a referendum be fore war was declared. - Interning Bryan. A Duluth citizen came forward with a letter to Congressman Miller of Minnesota among other things sug gesting that Mr. Bryan "should be in terned." Today Mr. Miller read the letter and then proceeded to criticise Mr. Bryan in no uncertain terms, in which "copperheadism," "traitor to his country," and other harsh epithets were used. Congressman Huddleston of Geor gia, after repeated efforts, was recog nized to launch forth in a dramatic tribute to the "commoner," whom he ranked with Washington and Jeffer son as Bryan the "tribune." Mr. Sloan took occasion late in the day to tell the hous'e that Mr. Brvan was a citizen of his state, that he was the idol of a large number of oeoDle regardless of political affiliations, and he deprecated the attack uoon Mr. Bryan s Americanism, notwithstand ing that Mr. Bryan and himself had radical ditterences. Time to Be Calm. ' Mr. Sloan said: " "I think at this time we all should be calm and dispassionate. "The test of patriotism is not whether we are opposed to the presi dent of the United States or whether we support him. If there is a crisis we know that it will come without action of the president of the United States. He has exercised his right and prerogative of severing diplo matic reianons Detween us ana tnat of our old-time friends. It can only be precipitated when the congress of the United states, afteiv, de iberation at both ends of the capitol, shall de clare that we are in a state of war. "It is not for gentlemen to talk of patriotism or nonpatriotism now, but wnen the congress has had the issue before it and made its deliverance that we may draw strictures on speech. Until then I think that men on either side of the chamber would do well to withhold their epithets and their compliments." Greeted with Applause. Mr. Sloan's speech was greeted with applause and the democrats and re publicans took occasion to tell him that he had brought them back to sanity and clear vision for the even tualties that may occur. . Owing to the seriousness of inter national affairs Congressman Reavis today wired a withdrawal of his ac ceptance to speak at the dedication of the new Scottish Rite temple in Lin coln on Washington's birthday. Two Highway Robberies In Same Neighborhood Two bandits staged two highway robberies last night in the same neigh borhood, but got only $3 from two victims. The victims were A. M. Etickson, 2606 Chicago, who was robbed of $2 at Twenty-sixth and Chicago, and C. V. Carlson, 709 North Thirtieth, who lost $1 at Nineteenth and Cass streets. Early in the evening neighbors liv ing near Nineteenth and Charles streets, called police headquarters and reported that two shots had been fired in Seventeenth street, followed by a yell and retreating footsteps. Investi gation by Policeman Turner revealed a trail of blood running half a block and disappearing into an alley. A few minutes later he arrested two Central school boys in the neighbor hood. One of them had a loaded re volver which had not been fired. The boys are not believed to have had anything to do with the shooting, but are being held, nevertheless, for the juvenile court. Want State to Co-operate l- In Employment Bureau At a meeting of the Board of Pub lic Welfare yesterday evening Chair man Sturgess stated he is working toward state co-operation in con nection with the free employment bu reau recently established in.the court house by the Welfare board and the federal government. Mr. Sturgess conferred with Governor Neville on the subject a few days ago and re ceived encouragement from that executive. Since the buieau was opened on January 11, 507 persons asked for 477 workers and 437 were placed in posi tions. The total applications .for work was 829. The plan of securing state co-operation is to furnish labor to farmers of Nebraska. : OMAHA, TUESDAY ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLYER WRECKED; DOZENS INJURED Thirty-One Persons Hurt, One Probably Fatally, When Sock Island Limited Derailed Near Walnut, la. OMAHA PEOPLE ARE VICTIMS Two Coaches in Flames as They Leave Track and Take Plunge. RESCUE WORK PROCEEDING j Rock Island train No 7, the Rockv Mountain Limited, left the track one mile east of Walnut, la., about HI o'clock last night. The train was en route to Omaha from Chicago. Wal- j nut is about forty-five miles from Council Bluffs and twelve miles from Atlantic. 1 hirty-one passenger were in jured, some seriously. The train, which was in charge of Conductor Taylor and Engineer Schlarp was running about forty-five miles per hour when the accident oc curred. The baggage car, combina tion smoker, chair car, two sleepers and observation car went to the bot tom of the embankment outside the fence. The smoker and chair car burned. A relief train was sent out from Council Bluffs and a wrecking train from Atlantic. The Injured. The injured were: Ira Albrecht, Oleria, O., back probably broken: will die. D. T. Stubba. Council Bluffs, bruised about head and body. Charles B. Hudson, 4332 Ersklne, Omaha, brulaed left lea- and right side. Thomas F. Parker, 4311 Chicago, Omaha, bruised. George Harrah, 837 South Twenty-ninth, Omaha. Left knee bruised. H. L. Carrol, Des Molnee, right side in jured. H. L,. Nelson, Dlller. Neb. E. L. Johnson. Omaha, bruised and cut. J. 11. Oesh, Dayton, O., contusion of right knee. Ernest Cooper, Pueblo, Colo., shaken up. L. E. Jerome, Gloversvllle, .N. Y brulaed. George W. Smith, Uagna, Itah, body bruised and cut. Ollbert Wood, Indianola, Neb., cut and brulaed. H. E. Hendrtchs, Cleveland, O., head cut. E. C. Howard, Des Moines, back sprained. W. V. Sweet, St. Joseph, Mich., left knee sprained. Airs. T. J. risner, tioraao springs, in ternal Injuries. - Claude Klplingar, Brsrton, la., out and brulaed." F. L. Maytag, Newton, Ja., - shoulder bruised. Mrs. C. O. Saunders, wife of former Scn ator Saunders, Council Bluffs; extent of in juries not known. Mrs. R. J. Koeter, Venice, Neb.out about J3. N. Read, Chicago; shoulder dislocated. Barney O'Meara, Xing Beach, Cel.; head Injuries. W. O. Nelson, Perry, la.; bruised about head. Mrs. J. W. Hill, Fargo, N. D.: bruised head. Mrs. F. E. Durway, Boston, Mass.; sprained ankle. Jake Schlarp, engineer, Valley Junction; bruised. Mrs. Edna Koleh. Nebraska City; back bruised. A. A. Fisher, Norwalk, O., back Injured, Internal hurts. H. Finney, Syracuse, N. T., collarbone broken. Mrs Walter Oclch Giiswold, Ia badly eat about head and face. Cars Break Apart. E. L. Johnson, manager of the Gay- ety theater of Omaha, was on the train, returning from Des Moines. He said the wreck resulted from spread rails on a dangerous curve. I he cars seemed to break apart .and roll down the embankment," he said to The Bee. Then the smoker and chair car caught fire from a stove in the smoker, completely destroying both. All of the passengers were quickly gotten put, and no one was injured from the fire, those who were hurt receiving their injuries from the force of the tumble down the em bankment. "I saw fifteen or twenty persons taken out of the wreckage or crawl out unassisted. Not all of them were hurt. One woman who was taken from the wreck of a Pullman and carried on blankets to the observa tion car appeared to be dying. There were two others who- seemed to be probably fatally injured. Many in Berths. Many' of the passengers had re tired when the wreck threw them from their berths. They suffered half clad or only in their night clothes, in zero weather until uninjured or less heightened passengers provided them with sumcient clothes. There was an utter absence of panic. Even the injured made no sound and scarcely a groan was heard as the injured were carried from the wreckage. rour orTfve rails were torn from the north side of the track. The cause of the wreck was undoubtedly spreading rails." Keliet work was delayed by the fact that the relief train from Atlantic was unable to approach nearer than 300 vards to the wreck, because of the displaced rails. The injured were dar ned by passengers, physicians and members, of the train crew to the re lief train, blankets from the Pull mans being used for stretchers. r. Johnson walked to Walnut. where a special train was, made up to bring the passengers to Omaha. The fire department from Walnut put out the names in tne wreck. Whole World in Debt to U. S. And Getting Deeper Every Day Washington, Feb. 5. The como- troller of the currency today advised congress in submitting his annual re port that the United States now seems "entrenched financially almost as firmly as it is possible for any hu man government to be. National bank gross earnings are given as $590,642,051 for the last fiscal year, net earnings Jis. mj,m, an increase in the latter of $30,500,000. "Practically the whole world is in debt to us," the report said and "issteadily increasing its obligations." ( MORNING, FEBRURAY 6, ' A NEST OF GERMAN SUBMARINES This picture shows a These probably are only a few of the vast number of U-boats ready for their war on allied shipping. swfl(WBW!awawsw ' -"wMaaroaMttaw GERMAN SUBMARINES WOMEN WILL FORM RED CROSS CORPS Omaha Woman's Club Fledges Service to Country in Event of War. 0. K. THE LANGUAGE BILL Omaha Woman's club members at the general meeting of the club held at the Metropolitan clubhouse Mon day afternoon, signified their patriotic feeling by empowering the president, Mrs. E. M.fSyfert, to appoint a tem porary committee for Red Cross Re lief work and pledged its service to the country in the event that war be declared. The club endorsed the bill, now under consideration in the legislature for the repeal of the law providing for the teaching of foreign languages in the public schools. It also voted to use influence and any other means of preventing the repeal of the new law which deals with the election of school board members. Another meas ure mentioned by the club is the bill providing for a civil service commis sion for the city of Omaha. On the recommendation of Mrs. J. C. Hammond of the library committee of the club, magazines will he brought by the club members to the Metro politan building this week and from there will be sent to the soldiers sta tioned at Brownsville, Tex., who are opening a new reading room and have sent a request for current literature. , J. M. Gurnett of the United States bureau of naturalization spoke on the naturalization appropriation measuris. which provides tor the use of money trom naturalization fees tor the edu cation of the men who are naturalized. The second district convention of the Nebraska Woman's club will be invited to meet in Omaha during April, according to resolutions adopted by the club at its meeting today. Names of twentv-five new members were presented to the so ciety and approved. No action was taken in regard to the investieatinn of conditions in Commerce sHigh school, although report of this investi gation was made by Mrs. W. S. Knight, chairman of the educational committee. The new parliamentarv law rlenarf- ment of the Omaha Woman's club gave as a sample pf its work a mock national convention of the suffracats party. Pledges German-Americans Of Wisconsin in Case of War Madison, Wis., Feb. 5. Governor E. L. Phillipps issued the following statement tonight: Ihe German-American neon e of Wisconsin may he relied upon to re spond to the call of our country as freely and with as much patriotic sentiment as will those citizens whose ancestors came from other countries." M alone Denies Bomb Found Under His House New York, Feb. 5. Dudley Field Malone, collector of the port of New York denied today the report that a bomb had been discovered under the steps of his residence or that he had communicated with the 1 reasury de partment "on any such subject." I Nebraska Retail Hardware Men Will Put Wares on Display Today With more than 100 exhibitors, whose lines range from seeds and garden tools down through a complex assortment of stoves, cooking appli ances and kitchen utensils, washing machines and refrigerators, but not a bite to eat, the sixteenth annual expo sition of the Nebraska Retail Hard ware association will open for three days at the Omaha Auditorium this morning. Everything in the hardware line will be on exhibition during this exposi tion. There will be furnaces, aluminum ware; of all kinds. Dotterv. casseroles. tools, paints, measuring devices, scales, twines and rope, gasoline engines, wire ware, tencing, gates, nose ana a varied assortment of rubber goods, oil stoves, oils, greases, tents and awn ings, cream separators, pianos and talking machines; everything in fact but the historic left-handed monkey wrench and even this, it is said, can be found in one of the booths. There is also a truck suggested by the automobile manufacturers, as the modern, way for the hardware-man to deliver his wares. A corps, of men, under the direction ofR C. Phillips, has installed a new scheme of booths in the Auditorium. These are built 1917. TEN J AGES. OTHER NEUTRALS WONT JOIN 0. S. London View Is Little States Near Germany Are Afraid to Break Off Relations. FEAR A TEUTONIC VICTORY London, Feb. 5. General impres sions which prevailed ill newspaper circles today were reflected ill the aft ernoon papers that Germany is at tempting to prevent actual hostilities with the United States by overtures for a compromise on her war zone policy. The only discoverable ground for such impressions was the news that Germany had offered Holland and the Scandinavian countries some "concessions" for steamers taking to Germany food supplies, and mails. The first direct news received in London from Germany since the sev erance of relations was the Associated Press dispatch describing the German attitude, which will be published in the Berlin morning papers and is likely to dispel the rumors of a com promise. Not Likely to Go that Far. The greatest interest centers in the reply of the smaller neutrals to Presi dent Wilson's suggestion that they follow the American policy. There is no indication in the messages from the Scandinavian countries and Hol land, however, that they propose to go to the length of a rupture. Hol land's relations with Germany have been sharply strained by the sinking of several Dutch steamers under cir cumstances compelling Holland to file protests and requests for an explana tion, but the belief here is that the smaller countries bordering on Ger many would fear to align themselves in hostility, for one reason that in the possible event of the central powers winning the war, their destiny would be wholly in Germany's grasp. Spain's attitude is much, the same as Holland's. Will Act for the United States. Washington, Feb. 5. Spain gave formal notice today of its willingness to take over American diplomatic interests in Germany. Holland has notified the department of its willing ness to take over British interests in Germany represented by the United States, and Spain those of Roumania, Serbia and Japan. Reply Sent Soon. Madrid (Via Paris), Feb. 5.-The Spanish government continues the preparation of the reply to Germany's submarine notification. The reply probably will be dispatched to Berlin Tuesday or Wednesday. Will Be Published Soon. Berne, Switzerland (Via London), Feb. 5. The Swiss Federal Council at special sessions today considered rresiaent Wilson's note inviting Switzerland to join the United States in us atmuae toward Uermany. Answer of Brazil. Rio Janeiro Feb. 5. Brazil's answer to Germany in the matter of unre strained submarine warfare has been completed. All the ministers expressed inemseives as in entire accord with the terms of the note, the moderate and firm tone of which evidences that the attitude of Brazil will be to safe guard its rights and interests menaced oy tne submarine campaign. of iron pipe, brightly finished in aluminum paint, which with the bright finishes of the exhibits and a tasty ar rangement of the national colors, gives the Auditorium a holiday effect. The exposition at the Auditorium will be open to dealers only, during the hours of 8 a. m. and 6 p. m. today, tomorrow and Thursday. On all three nights the doors will be thrown open to the general public, the ad mission being free. The convention proper will be held in the Hotel Castle. The first session will open this morning at 10:30, and C. B. Diehl, the president, will pre side. After his address committees will report and adjournment will be taken until this afternoon when George E. Weir of Dowiagac, MichH will deliver an address on "The Rela tion of Personal Efficiency to Busi ness Success." Business sessions will be held tomorrow and Thursday. Officers will be elected tomorrow morning. Visiting women will be entertained with a theater party tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening members and their ladies will be the guests at the Hardware Club of Oma ha at the Commercial club. On TrtlM. at Mslala, Niim Stand,, Eta,, SB. submarine base near Kiel. which the Germans now have Ml WILSON RESPECTS GERMANS' RIGHTS President Will Do Nothing Not Justified by Law of Na tions and Humanity. WAR SEEMS ALMOST SURE Washington, Feb. 5. While the United Stales stands before the world court of public opinion in the anxious waiting period which will determine peace or war with Germany, President Wilson is determined that there shall be no word or "Seed to merit a re proach, even from Germany itself. Nothing is to be done which is not fully justified by the law's of nations and humanity. Nothing is to be done for expediency; nothing is to be done which is not legal and just. With a hope for peace, and i readi ness to meet war if it must be, the president has made it clear to all his officials that the course of the United States, difficult as it is must be en tirely beyond criticism. Must Have Protection. To that end, German rights and property in the United States are to have full protection of law and the president wishes every American citi zen to forbear from any thought or act which might, Jead ..his country nearer to war. Hope that Germany might at the last moment modify its declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare was almost dissipated today by the news dispatches from Berlin which gave the word of high German officials that there would be no turning back. With that hope waning, American officials now only wait an actual demonstration of how the new decree will affect American rights. The news ot tne killing ot an American seaman in the shelling of the boats of the British steamer Eavestone is not now regarded as the feared overt act. It will be investigated, however. Austria's Case Undetermined. Meanwhile Austria's tase stilt t itn determined. While it is known that tne dual monarchy has obi v sH hered to Germany's declaration as it now stands before the State depart ment, us announced intentions are somewhat different from Germany's but it is doubtful if there can be a real distinction. KUDture of relations wiih Austria seems no less certain than it did, but the situation must go through definite processes before a decision is announced. Although engrossed in the task of preparing the country for anv even tuality, President Wilson has not lost sight of the participation neutrals must nave in the terms of peace terms which he fondly hoDes will in sure the world against another con- nagration. Conference of Neutrals. There are intimations of thoughts of a conference of neutrals to reach an agreement on what neutrals may ask when the time comes.' It is known that this suggestion is being pressed by at least one of the European neu trals, which has been among the chief sufferers from the war and it is be lieved President Wilson has regarded it with favor. It is realized, however, that the idea is still in nebulous form. The first step to place congress formally on record in support of the break with Germany was taken in the senate today and is expected to be followed in the house. Chairman Stone of the foreign relations com mittee introduced a resolution endors ing the president's action and it was placed in a parliamentary position to be adopted tomorrow. Reoublicans have given assurances of their support. inc work- ot co-ordinating the na tion's resources went steadily forward throughout the day and will be dis cussed tomorrow at the first cabinet meeting since the announcement of the break. Ford Offers Plant. President Wilson went to the Navy department today and conferred with Secretary Daniels on expediting legis lation to empower the government to take over ship building plants, muni tions works and facilities in case of need. Henry Ford, the manufacturer, offered his great plant to the govern ment without cost in case of war and volunteered to operate it himself with out profit. His offer will be accepted if there be need. From . Secretary Baker the president received a first hand report of what is being done within the army. By proclamation the president for bade further transfer to foreign gov ernments of ships building in America. While this measure was conceived be fore the break came, its purpose is to prevent American merchant fleets from being depleted. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. II DslAT'O nimo . U-UUHI 0 UU11J KILL AMERICAN; FIVE SHIPS SINK Captain and Four of Crew Are Killed When Their Boats Are Shelljd as The Leave British Vessel. . U. S. CITIZEN IS VICTIM Two English Steamers and One Sailing Craft and Belgian Relief Vessel Destroyed. EAVESTONE ONE 07 CRAFT Day's Work of U -Boats The crisis between the United States and Germany possibly may become more acute through the reported killing of, an American citizen by the guns of German submarine. An official statement issued in London says ait American, Rich ard Wallace of Baltimore, and the master and two seamen of the British steamer Eavestone met death through the shell fire of t submarine while leaving the steamer in small boats as it was sinking from the gunfire poured into it by the under water craft. Two other British steamers, the Isle of Arran and Hurstwood, have been submarined, and Brit ish sailing ship, the Garnet Hall, is believed to have been sunk. Five fatalities resulted from the torpe doing of the Hurstwood, which Is said to have been done without warning. The Danish steamer Lars Kruse, with t cargo of wheat for the Belgian relief committee, has gone to the bottom near the Bel gian coast, either having been tor pedoed or struck by mine. London, Feb. 5. The British steamer Isle of Arran, of 1,910 tons, has been sunk by a submarine, two of its crew being injured by shell tire, Lloyd's Shipping Agency announced today. The . British steamer Eave stone, of 1,791 tons, also has been sunk and the captain and four mem bers of the crew killed, says another agency announcement. The Belgian relief steamer, Lars Kruse, of 1,460 tons, was sunk by a mine or subma rine near the Belgian coast today. The British steamer ,Hurstwood, 1,229 tons, was torpedoed w'liout warning at noon today. Thtfee i-ta,i we're killed by the explosion aJ three seriously iniurcd. two r'-'ten"" died after the cojtw was landed. The official statement says: "Sur vivors of the steamship . Eavestone, who landed today, report their ship sunk by shell fire from a German submarine. The crew abandoned the Sinking ship and were shelled in their boats by the submarine, American Killed. "The master and three seamen were thus killed and the second mate se verely wounded. Among the killed was Richard Wallace of Baltimore." It is officially announced that Rich., ard Wallace, an American seaman be longing at Baltimore, was killed in the shelling of the boats which left the sinking steamer Eavestjne. The official statement says that the survivors oi tne eavestone who were landed today report that their ship was sunk by shell fire from a German vessel, and that the submarine then shelled the boats in which they took refuge, killing the captain and three seamen and severely wounding the second mate. Four-Masted Bark Sunk. Tdie British four-masted bark Gar net Hill, of 2,272 gross tons, is be lieved by Lloyds to have been sunk, The steamer Eavestone sailed front Newport News December 25 for Liv erpool. Its subsequent movements have not been recorded in, available shipping registers. The Lars Kruse was a vessel of 1,460 tons. It was under Danish reg istry. It left Buenos Aires December! Zs for Kotterdam. 1 he vessel carried! a cargo of wheat from Buenos Aires Omahans Believe Women Should Decide Suffrage Question ' (From s Staff Corrsspondsnt.) Lincoln, Neb. Feb. S. (Special Tel egram.) "Let the women of Nebras ka vote on whether they want woman suffrage or not and let that settle the question," wis the theme of talks given to a senate committee when Mes- dames William Archibald Smith, C. C Guy, L. C. Crofoot, T. J. Mackay and Charles L. Elgutter of Omaha ap peared in opposition to the present bill before the legislature granting partial suffrage to women. The women also believe that inas much as the question of equal suf frage was voted on at the election two years ago and defeated and as in all probability it will be tried at the next election, the matter should rest until then. Many b a r ga i n s in Used Automobiles ' will be found on to day's Want-Ad pages. ; Get yours there. . If you fail to find what you want try a small ad of your own. , Call Tyler 1000 . You are as close, to The Be Want Ad Dept. " as your phone is to you.