Portsmouth Weekly Times, February 27, 1915

Portsmouth Weekly Times

February 27, 1915

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Portsmouth Weekly Times (Newspaper) - February 27, 1915, Portsmouth, Ohio London, Feb. We are obliged. ta say. at once 'that there .can .be no" bargaining on this. says the Westminister Gazette, in're- ..the American BE NO BARGAINING, _'__ ....._ __ r NEWSPAPERS notes tov Great Britain and Germany concerning the situation .which has grown oat of Germany's zone decree. The editorial continues "The presture of our power, is 'a perfectly '.ilegiti-' mate operations of war GOT -many had full warning from her L; own must 'happen if she risked prolonged1 war with' a super-lor sea power By making grain supplies public property "and-stilrinore-by jratting her population on rations, she entitles .us to treat these as contraband "of- ..war. Ori'hor own principle of. limited consumption; the supplies of the civil population could not be increased in the manner suggested.- The would be to leave .-the government largo supplies for military purposes; "Who can suppose, that' if the positions were reversed and Germany were tho sea power she would listen to such a proposition if made by us? It may bo a German necessity to win the war by starving, her popula-.tion, but it cannot be on us to facilitate her scheme of saving her civilian population from liabilities 'which she ately incurred on their be half." S. SEEKS TO HALT RETALIATORY ACTS OF BELLSGEREJVTS Washington, Feb. interest is being manifested in official and diplomatic quar- ters hero in the outcome of negotiations on the part of the Washington government with the Brit- ish and German governments with a view to.ending danger' to American shipping in the retalia- I lory measures of the European belligerents towards each other. The United Slates, through its latest proposals, seeks to secure tho elimination by Gel-many of its naval war zone an'd the adop- tion by the belligerents of a definite policy regarding food to civilian population. Officials here are said to...be somewhat encouraged over the manner in which the proposals have been received by the Brit- ish government which has- sitb- mitted them to her allic-vFrance and Hussia. Unofficial ad vices re- ported Germany as inclined to accept the proposals, although it was said that German officials did not believe Great Britain make concessions. London, Feb. propos als of Washington to Great Brit ain and which iu Lon don arc assumed to embrace the abandonment of Germany's self dcolarod war zone and tho adop lion hy the belligerents of aomo definite policy regarding food- fltuffs for tho civilian populations have noticeably quickened tho public interests both in this coun- try and in Germany in this deli- cate situation. Tlii! British press in general is restrained ill tone, but tile nver- HKC Englishman, plainly .resents what ho considers n hint ill an nt- ionipt to interfero with the wliifi' hlnnltndn of should Great Britain care 1o en- force this with her KUII powers. In the ineanu'liilo Great Hritain still lioKls off from declaring food des- tined to Germany to lie contra- Inincl. Jt is believed, if this step is (liken, Unit it will he postponed until tho American proposal lias been discussed at length. How the British eabinet feels nltoul this matter would appear to luivc been plainly indicated hy tho ulntcmcnls made hy foreign Sec- retary Gray, Premier Asquith and Kirst Lon! the Admiralty Onii-chill, all of whom have more (linn hinted that dramatic' retalia- tory measures might be expected kt iiny moment. Uiulon, Feb. troops have reinvaded Bukowiua re-occupied Sadagora, on the niilrond four miles north of Cairnowitz, according to a dis- liatcli received by the Evening from Mamornita, iu Itu- uinnin. Coluiiilius, Feb. of Hninillon comity dclpgntion shortly before llm convening tlio suasion toilny not to intro- 'lare rcsoiu. Imn fur mljoiirnincnt Jlnrch 19, Itopivsentntivo Ycatnlim present .vwlonlny nnrl Tuos- Tlipy hold the resolution jw introiluction in the curly future, Mirevcr, it Was snid. BECKER ASKS FOR NEW TRIAL Berlin, Feb. "has been made known-up to tho pres- ent time of the conference of Ger- man statesmen last night to dis- cuss the American identical notes on marine warfare and. the food- ing of civilian populations sent by tho United States government to both Great Britain and Ger- many. The meeting was held in tho res- idence; of Dr. Von Bothmann- the imperial chancellor. Among tho statesmen present was Gottlieb von Jagow. tho-foreign minister. GERMANS FORT1F I .Washington, Feb. I the and reads as follows: 'The town of Przasnysz, Russian Poland, which.had been extensivel yfortified, was stormed yesterday by the East Prussian reserves. After a stubborn fight we were capturing nore than prisoners, over 20 cannon, a largo number of ma- chine guns, .and a very large amount of war material., "In other engagements fought lorth of the river Vistula during .he past few days wo have taken Russian prisoners.' iussiitn General Didn't Know Antwerp Taken "It is- characteristic that the commander tlio forty-seventh (iissiim reserve division, after be- ng taken prisoner, asked German officers whether it was true that Antwerp wns being besieged hy and soon would fall. When Die situation on the west- ern'front was explained to this officer he refused tq bc- licvo that the Oerinan western army was on French soil." WILL BE NAMED AS ;TBUSTEE OF STATE HOME Columbus, Feb. gover- nor planned to send to the son- titc for confirmation today _the names of A. S, Frazcr of Xenia; and William 13. Sfe'Makcn, of To- ledo, as trustees of the Ohio Sol- diers and Sailors' orphans homo at Xonia. MADAME BERNHARDT A fall on the. causing 'permanent injury In thu was what brought 'amputation of Die right leg of llm famous French actress.at Dordeaux on Monday. The cheerfulness of Jladaiue Mornlnmll in the face of tho operation indicates her possible" recovery, hut her lie against her. Tlio lecture, platform will claim Iho world's most distinguished actress, now that she can no lonccr attempt dramatic charneloruntioiiH. MARK ASKS LEVIES Washington, Feb. Spanish ambassador, Junii Riano, conferred again today with state Icpartmeut 'officials about the icnvy lexjics of caali being made n Mexico City by General Obre- gon on iuviduals and business concerns, the time limit for which expires "at G o'clock tomorrow night. The ambassador said it i'ns a subject of serious concern. that th uKsians have made a stand 01 eir own soil the fightiug in the Eastern arena of the war is re solving itself into a mass of con tradictory statements and countei claims. The German claims of a victory lin Russian Poland arc circumstan- tial and detailed. The Russian de- nials while emphatic, are sweeping and general. It appears from despatches reaching London that at the pres- ent moment neither the Anstrians nor the Germans are making headway anywhere on the line from the Baltic to the Carpathi- ans. British observers are calling attention to the fact that there ap- parently has been no decisive bat- tle at the northern extremity of the line to prove whether 'the re- cent advance will be of lasting value or not. EVANGELIST DEFENDS WIFE'S COIWPtEXlON Akron, 0., .Feb. Clms. teigu Scovillc, wife of the evan- gelist who is conducting a six veeks revival in a tabernacle here, ias a peach bloom complexion, md Evangelist Scovillc defended it n't on afternoon service. "It isn't paintl" he shouted. "She inherited it. If aiiy of you sisters doubt my word you can come up on the platform and taste it." Formally Dedicated San Francisco, Calif., Feb. The Ohio Building at tho cxposi- ion was dedicated today. In the crcmonies tho exposition was cprcscntcd by President Moora; ho fltate of California by Qover- or Johnson; the state of Ohio by talph JD. Colo, who came as a npo- cial representative of Governor Willis of Ohio, and tho city of San Francisco by Mayor liolph. Four of tho eight commissioners from Ohio were present, and the Ohio Society of California, of which Clarence E. Baen is presi- dent, was represented by a large contingent of Ohioaus. DUD TO ID ACCESS TO THE .London, Feb. Edward Grey, the foreign.secretary, an- nounced in tho house of commons ;oday that Croat Britain was in entire accord with liutssia's de- sire for access to the sea.. "AVHh Russia's desire for ac- cess to tho sea Knglund is in en- tire the foreign score- :ary _ said, in response to picstion from Frederick AV. Jt vctt whether England knew of: inrt approved the statement of the Russian foreign minister, M. asnoiT, thnt .Hussia intended por- nancntly to occupy Constan- inoplo. 'lvhu foreign secretary respond- :d he wan unaware that 31, SazanofT had inado' any such ttiitonicnl 'but; ho added: "The itiiiuimmt 1 Imyc seen was that'll, hnd Kiiid Hint tho events on tho Kusso-Turkish fronlior vould bring Russia nearer ion of tho political-economic n-oblcm bound up with Hussia's weoKH to tho sea. these ho lontinncd, "Kivghuid. in in'Hym- piitliy. What form their realiza iion will .take will no doutot be settled in the terms of peace." Russia's Aspirations Would.Be Fulfilled The '-announcement of Sir lid- ward Grey marks one of the im- portant developments -hi the Lu ropcttu political situation, since tho, beginning of tho war. Russia's dc- liro for n warm water port an'd. an unrestricted outlet from tlio' Black sea has long been one of hei most chcrisho'd national aspira- tions. in.tho duma on 0, Premier Gorcmylcin tmid. "Turkey has marched with our iinoiuy, but'her rcsinlaneo already lias been shattered by our glori- ous Caucasian troops, nml tho in diiuit future oC tho RiiHsians oh tho Black HOII in beginning to dawn near Iho walls' of Constanti- The altttudo of Croat liritnin.In- thc ovcnt that tho fortmiOH of war should fnvor.Russia in Lho Htnig-. gluwith been im open qucfttion. Oineinmiti, Fob. a plan which would in standiml of eiluenlioi mnlcti n national prdclicnl hy tlic biirenu-of educntion into a uuivordity, consisting of a corps of exports who would pans ipoii tlio cflleiency, thoroughness iitl economy of the various school systems, Prof. AVilliiim H. Taft, of Tale, former president of tho Uni- ted States, addressed tho depart- ment of Hiipcrmtendcuco of tho Kntioiinl Educational Association hero today. If. P. Slmwltey, of Ohnrlcston, W. Vu., was elected president and K. 0. "Warrincr, of Mich., secretary of the Department of Superintendence todiiy. anraerM. and ENGLISH UNIFORMS Columbus, .ireb. Winnns lommiftco, investigating tho state department under the nd- ninistriition of .Kinc'ry Lnt- n nn or as super! ntumlont, decided lefinitcly today, nt nn executive ses- sion, to refuse to nllow Mr, LuUiin- lo testify, nlthoiiKh it wna said the ivny tvnfl left open for n similar offer nt ti Inter time. Tho committee's nttitndo WAS de- cidedly nfrniiiKt grouting immunity to nny otliciiils suspected of irrog- ultvrity, i milliters declared nfter tho secret meeting. Witnesses lioforo tlio connnittco todny told how Superinftfinluiit Lat- tanncr ordered bnnks closed for liq- ui'Jntion, when tho hunks apparent- ly were not in immediate dnngcr of failure. Now York, Feb. stcnm- hip VJII, sailing today or Bergen, hns pnintinga of tho )nnish {Ing on her sides, illuminfl- ed with electric lights. A Inrgc finish wi'il (ly nt the mnst- I nt night mid will nmdc con- picuouB hy tlio bcnms of u powerful co rch-light. POSTPONE ACTION ON CIVIL SEEVICE REFORM Columbus, Feb. liousi j civil service committee decided today to postpone action on tho Hoy and Barnes civil service re- form hills, until after the senate! lias considered the Moore civil service bill, which the senate civil service committee-is expected to report out soon. Now York, Fob. U tochcfcller today lestillcd bfc 'opoHition at bin homo at Pocan Jl ills iu an effort 1o .avoii iiying a personal property tax o levied upon him by'tin "Icvclaud, Ohio, tux authorities Ir, Rockefeller .testified that hi not a resident of tho state o_ Ohio, had not been for the last 16 cars and that consequently I ould not be taxed in that state. 11 r. Rockefeller teatillcd that n moved to N'mv York frnii! Jlcveland in 18SG mid established in domicile here. I To said he wa.' ow a citizen of New York and nd regularly been assessed by the proper authorities in this Rlato and had pnid his taken reg- ularly in this state. Mi1. Rockefeller wns assessed on estate by the authorities of Cnyahoga coun- ty on tlic grounds that he had fipcnt tlio greater part of the year ending February 1, 1014, in tjio fduto of Ohio'Jiml that consequent- ly ho had established a legal resi- dence there. The assessment was upheld by the board of complaints and Jlr. Rockefeller filed a peti- tion in the federal courts asking for nn injunction to restrain the tax olVicialH from collecting the tax. A temporary injunction was granted. ,llr. Rockefeller then applied for u permanent injunc- tion. FLOAIMINSEA Berlin, Fob. wireless to to dis- patches reaching Berlin from lorts on the North Sea, tho Nor- wegian steamer Orla, when com- ing through the English channel recently, sighted n quantity of loating wreckage in. which were .0 be st-th British military uni- forms. It was.supposed .that this nilitary clothing was from some British transport whicb had boon sent to the bottom. CLEMENCY ASKED Columbus, Feb. R. Thorndyke and Thomas Dean, of Cincinnati, today asked Gover- nor "Willis-.to 'grant executive clemency to Jacob Baschang, for- mer deputy auditor" of; Hamilton county, serving in tho peni- tentiary.for embezzlement. SOOIti DAKOTA JJfDRY I'icrre, S. D., rcso- iition .for Htate-M'ido prohibition, vns passed yesterday by the Sen- ate of the South' Dakota 'legisla- ure.. The Ilouac pasacdu resolution Por1eoiistitiitional or cQtial snf- 'rago 5V to .'10. NO ACTION PROMISED ON FLOOD PREVENTION Columbus, if tlio senate drainage'aiid irriga- ion eommittco reporting'out this vcok the Carver billito-amond tho conservancy act up- icared sliglit today. i. I'M Don't blame mo if this weather on't suit you. Th' first o' arch is oomin' and I've gotta et busy and do'something. Peo- expect ler men on tho first of March, ays, and if we don't make good e as .well shop out o' th' business. Here's iy effort for tomorrow: flurries tonight. older, in northwest portion. Fri- y. fair. tonight and. riday. Slightly warmer west por- on Friday. West tonight, robnbly snow flurries in moon- Him; Friday fair. ;

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