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' NORWICH, CONN., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1915
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A Strong German Movement Has Begun in East
Prussia, Where They are Concentrating Troops
RUSSIANS RETIRE FROM
In Poland and the Carpathians Battles Continues, but Details
are Lacking Austrians Report Repulse of Muscovites in
the Carpathian Mountains
Allies in Argonne Section Along the Vosges, and Nieu
port and the District Along the Yser Have Been Heavily
A etronsr German movement lias be
Ctin In East Prussia where very large
U-erman forces have been concentrated.
contemporaneously, the Russians axe
retiring from the Mazurian lake dis
trtct to their own frontier. Tho Rus-
mOta gwneral staff admits .this in its
official statements and possibly these
r.ew offensive operations are those to
which a Berlin despatch recently re
ferred as impending' and as promis
ing decisive results and perhaps a 'his
In Poland and the Carpathians the
ftaitles. which have been under way
for weeks past, are progressing; hut
details are lacking in the various of
The Austrians still claim to be mak
trig advances in the Carpathian moun
tains and report Russian repulses.
In the west, particularly in the At-
Sonne and the Vosges, there have been
German attacks on the allied lines and
Nieuport and the district along the
Taer have been heavily bombarded.
Great Britain has forwarded its re
ply in full to tho United States gov
ernments protest against trie rteten
tion of American shipping by British
Premier Asonith !n the house of
commons stated tiiat Great Britain was
arranging for more stringent nieas
rues againFt German trade "in view
of the violation by the enemy of the
rules of war."
Answering the question in the house
of commons as to whether to fnd the
terrible loss of iif in the war Great
TBritain was prepared to announce a
basis on which the allies were willing
to discuss peace Foreign Secretary
Grey declared that the recent utter
ances in Germany "give no reason to
suppose that tho purpose in view will
be promoted by adopting the course
A news agency despatch from Ber
lin says that a conference of German
financiers with the finance minister has
been called to discuss a new $1,250,
OOO.CWO loan which is required for the
continuance of -the war.
The strength of the Serbian army is
placed at 220,000 men and Serbia is
preparing for an attack by the Aus-tro-German
forces which is believed to
BATTLE FOLLOWS BATTLE
ON THE EASTERN FRONT.
Russia is Coping With Germany, Aus
tria and Turkey.
London, Feb. 1L 9.30 p. m. Battle is
following battle on the eastern tronts,
where Russia, single-handed, is fight
ing the forces of Germany, Austria and
Turkey. The Russians have held their
lines against Field Marshal Von Hind-
enburjrs army, which attempted last
week to break through to Warsaw and
aparently have checked the Austro
German offensive in the Carpathians.
Tbey are now called upon to defend
the positions which they have won in
East Prussia and Northern Poland.
The Germans are transferring men
and guns by their excellent strategic
railways and have assumed tho of
fensive on the Bast Prussian border
and on the right bank of tile Lower
Vistula, where an advance has brought
them In the district of Sierpec. which
the Russians occupied a short time
It !s Impossible to say yet whether
th next big battle will take place in
this district or in East Prussia, as
Grand Enike Nicholas, with whom the
initiative remains, has not disclosed
his intentions. He may either strike
between Tilsit and Insterburg, in East
Prussia, or toreaten to cut Von
llinden'burg's communication with
Thm by a movement along the Low
No further change is noted in the
Carpathians, but the Austrian official
report,- which complains of toe obsta
cle of snow and the strong pressure
of the Russians, suggests that their
offensive has at least partly failed.
WAR TAX PROCLAIMED IN
Covers Nearly Every Phase of Com
merce and Industry.
Ottawa, Ont., Fob. 11. A drastic
war taxation measure was proclaimed
In tho Canadian parliament this after
noon by Finance Minister W. T.
White. Bank circulation, the business
of loan and fire insurance companies
taxed. A stamp tar is applied to
business and banking transactions, to
railway and steamship tickets, tele
graph and cable messages and patent
medicines. There is a customs tariff
Increase covering all imports, whether
now dutiable," and the free list of im
ports is virtually wiped out In some
rases the tax is applied from the be
ginning of this year; in others it is
rpplied from today and in some cases
it will be applied in the near future.
The special war tax in the form of
mcreaaed customs charges is applied
from today. It is seven and a half
per cent, increase to the general and
Intermediate tariff rats and five per
tent, increase to British preferential
rates. In tho case of goods now on
the, free list there will be hereafter
t. customs charge of seven and a half
iwr cent, en goods from the United
, States and elsewhere, with the excep
Eton of Great Britain and colonies, on
the preferential list where the charge
will be five per cent.
I The increased customs charges are
"'. vl to e applieC to .silk fabrics, vel
THE MAZURIAN LAKE
Invaders Have Attacked the
vets, ribbons, embroideries, wheat, tea,
flour, anthracite coal, Newfoundland
fish, salt for curing hsh, limes, twines,
nets and hooks reapers, mowers, bind
ers, liarvesteds, binder twine, traction
ditching machines, sugar, tcbaeco,
news print paper, newspaper presses,
typesetters and casters.
From the- increased tariff duties, an
annual revenue of between twenty and
twenty-five million dollars is expected.
SERBIAN ARMY STILL
HAS STRENGTH OF 220,000,
And is Well Supplied With War Ma
terials and Food.
Sofia, via The Hague and London,
Feb. 11, 11.25 p. m. The Serbian army
still has a strength of 220,000 men, well
supplied with war materials and food.
One of the diplomats at Nish, durm;
the course of an interview said:
"The lull in the operations, after the
failure of the Austrian offensive in
December, has given the Serbian gov
ernment an opportunity to put its
forces in good shape. I will not say
that the army is as good today as it
was in August, but it has greatly
profited by the check to the Austrians
tour weeks ago.
'"It is learned from other sources
that Serbia has recently imported
much war material. The food supply
in Serbia is ample for the army, but
medicaments and sanitary materials
are scarce. As France and Russia
cannot come to Serbia's assistance in
this particular, Serbia is looking to
America for supplies.
"A new Austro-German offensive
campaign is believed to be imminent
and everything possible is being done
to put the country into a good state of
defence. The women and children are
aiding ui digging trenches.
BY THE GERMANS
But They Did Not Succeed in Doing
Any Material Damage.
Paris, Feb. 11, 10.40 p. m. The fol
lowing official communication was is
sued by the war office tonight:
' The enemy has strongly bombarded
Nieuport and the banks of the Yser,
but lias not succeeded in doing any
material damge. Our artillery has re
"In the Argonne, In the region of
B.gatelle, after a violent struggle with
bombs which continued throughout the
morning, a German attack was deliv
ered at 1 o'clock in the afternoon
against the earthworks of Marie The
rese. It was carried out in line by
columns of four along 500 metres of
the front, but was broken down by our
artillery and infantry fire. The enemy
lea on tne ground a very great num
ber of dead.
"In the Vosges. to the south of the
Chateau Dn Lusz, north of the Col De
tamte Marie, we succeeded bv a sud
den attack in occupying one of the
German trenches. On several parts of
the tront there has been a very spirit
ed artillery , engagement,"
IN EAST PRUSSIA
Where They Have Started an Offen
Petrograd, Fteb. 11. The following
statement from the general stall of
the Russian commander-m-chief was
made public tonight:
"It has been definitely established
that the Germans are concentrating
very great forces in East Prussia.
These forces have started an offensive,
which they are developing, especially
in the direction of Wilkowyszki (north
of Augustowo) and Lyck. Tho pres
ence is reported of units composed of
new recruits from central Germany.
"Our troops keeping the enemy in
check are retiring from the STazurian
lakes toward our frontier.
"On the riht bank of the Vistula
some small encounters . have tawen
place in the direction of Myschenetz
toward Ostrolenka and in the region
of Serpeta on the Skrwa river.
"On the left bank of the Vistula
there have been only cannonades."
CASES IN KENTUCKY
Postponed Because of the Murder of a
Brother of One of the Counsel.
Pikeville, Ky., Feb. 11. After hear
ing 21 cases of men charged with elec
tion frauds. Circuit Court Judge Rob
erson today adjourned court until Mon
day because of the murder of Milton
Butler by John Hall, a negro. Butler
is the brother of former Judge John F.
Butler, who is counsel for some of the
110 men whose cases are being heard.
Hall shot Butler because the latter
had hitched his horse to Hail's fence.
He then escaped to the hills, where he
was pursued and captured by a posse.
Feeling ran so high against the negro
that a lynching was narrowly averted.
In tne cases tried, there were four
convictions, the men being fined from
XoS to 4100 and disfranchised. Tnir-
teen were dismissed on demurrers to
their indictments, one man was dis
missed because the indictment was
meant for another, and in the other
cases the jury failed to agree.
Emperor William Goes to Eastern War
Berlin, via Amsterdam to London,
Feb. 12. 2.02 a. m. It is officially an
nounced that Emperor William has
again left for the eastern war front.
WAR BETWEEN CANADA
AND U. S. IMPOSSIBLE.
Statement by Former P resident Taft
in Address on Monroe Doctrine.
Toronto, Feb. 11. The largest gatn
ering in the history of the Canadian
club heard William Howard Taft's ad
dress on the Monroe XJoctrine today.
Introducing him. Leslie Wilson, pres
ident of the club, acknowledged the
debt of Canada to the Monroe Doc
trine, which, he said, had simplified
matters for this country on more than
AVar between Canada and the United
States was impossible, Mr. Taft de
clared, referring to the one hundred
years of peace. He alluded to the fact
that the Geneva convention had award
ed $15,000,000 to be paid to the United
"You didn't like it; England didn't
like it: but you paid it like good
sports," declared Mr. Taft. "And we
have had difficulty in distributing it
Similarly the United States did not
like to pay the $5,000,000 she was
obliged to pay toy the fisheries arbitra
tion. But she paid it.
As to the policy of the United States
toward the countries of Europe now at
war, Mr. Taft said:
"You know President Wilson's policy.
I'm loyal to the president and behind
him in that policy. You wouldn't
think much of me if I wasn't.''
He sympathized with Canada, in the
state of tension and anxiety which the
war entailed and then turned to the
discussion of his subject proper, the
FORMER BOER GENERAL
CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY,
To Violate American Neutrality
Promoting Military Operations
Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 11. Gener
ai . j. vnjoen, who commanded a
Boer army against the British in tha
South African war and was chief mili
tary adviser to Francisco Madero when
the Mexican revolution began in 19 lit,
was released under bond today to ap
pear on February 18 for examination
on the charge of conspiracy. Viljoen
and five other men are charged with
having consired to violate American
neuthality in promoting military oper
ations in the Mexican territory of Low.
er California. The other alleged con
spirators include W. E. Bowker, mau
ager of the California-Mexican Land
and Cattle company ranch on the low
er California border and General Bal
tazar A. Vilez. a former governor of
Lower California. Viljoen, who also
was an employe of the California Land
and Cattle company, was arrested yes
terday on a federal warrant. He was
ill at the time and arose from a sick
bed to go to the federal building. He
has been on the border for several
years. Tho charge against him in
volves the alleged recruiting of men
and assembling of supplies on United
States soil for service in Lower Cali
fornia. EDUCATIONAL CONDITIONS
Do Not Warrant Establishment of a
University Correspondence Course.
Boston, Feb. 11. Educational condi
tions in this state do not warrant the
establishment of an university corre
spondence course in the opinion of
President Lawrence A. Lowell of Har
vard. At a hearing before the legis
lative committee on education today
Dr. Lowell opposed the plan of Gov
ernor Walsh, which was endorsed by
labor leaders yesterday, for the estab
lishment of a state correspondence
university. He said there was misap
prehension as to what was being ac
complished for poor students in the
colleges. Such an institution as pro
posed, he said, would be largely for
poor student and this he considered
President Lowell suggested that the
state improve the high school system,
establish scholarships allowing stu
dents to attend the college of their
choice and co-operate with the colleges
in extension work.
TO PROTEST SEIZURE OF
Owners Given Assurance ef Govern
Xew York Feb. 11. Korrm L. Lind
heim, of counsel for the owners of the
Wilhelmina's cargo, said today he had
received assurances from the state de
partment that, in the event that the
decision of the English prize court is
"in the Judgment of our government
not supported by evidence or war
ranted by our construction of the law,
our government will make protest."
The position whic hthe owners take,
he said, is that the seizure of the full
cargo is "in clear contravention of all
existing principles of international
law. They had been advised, he said',
by Secretary Bryan that they had a
perfect right to make the shipment
and that, the state department had
full knowledge of all the facts.
BURGLARS TAKE AWAY
With $7,000 Worth ef Jewelry at
BrooWine, Mass., Feb. 11., Burglars
stole $7,000 worth of jewelry from the
home of Dana De Cordova today and
took away a prize Boston terrier which
Mrs. De Cordova had left to guard her
vaulables. One of the articles stolen
was an antique scarab obtained tov
Mr. De Cordova in Egypt, for which
he said he had recently been offered
$2,500 toy the British museum at Cairo.
To Celebrate 300th Anniversary of
Landing of the Pilgrims.
Boston. Feb. 1L A state celebration
in 1920 of the 300th anniversary of the
landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth is
to be planned by a special commission,
if the legislature holds the vote of the
joint ways and means committee to
day. The committee decided to report
a resolve for the appointment by the
governor of an unpaid commission to
report plans for such an observance
to the next legislature.
U. S. Battleship Delaware to Take
Minister Aboard. j
Washington. Feb. 11. Secretary I
Daniels tonight instructed the com
mander of the battleship Delaware,
now in Vera Cruz harbor, to take the
fc'panish minister aboard his vessel.
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FOR HIDING IN LEGATION A MAN
24 HOURS TO DEPART
Secretary Bryan Instructs Commander
of Battleship Delaware, at Vera
Cruz, to Take Him Aboard.
Washington, Feb. 11. The stale de
partment was officially advised late
today that General Carranza had or
dered the Spanish minister to Mexico
- 'Cs ' .if"', -' .
Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge
of war may soon pass away.
Let, of Clod will that it contine until all the wealth piled by the
bondsman's 250 years of unrequitted toil shall be. sunk, and that every
drop of blood drawn by the lash shall btupaid by another drawn
by the sword, as was said 3,000 years ago, so must it now be said:
'"The Judgements of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."'
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the
rig-ht, as God gives us to see the right, let us trive on to finish the
work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who
shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and for his orphans
to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting- peace
among- ourselves, and with all nations. Second Inaugural Address
to leave the country within 2i hours
from midnight February 10, because
of alleged refuge siwn to Ansel le
Caso, a Spanish subject.
The Spanish minister left Mexico
City for Vera Cruz immediately after
being- ordered to depart, lie insisted
that Ie Caso was at no time in the
Spanish leKation, but declined to re
veal his whereabouts.
A copy of Carranza's note to the
Spanish minister, ordering him to quit
Mexico, reached the ftate department
today. It follows:
"The assistance which, taking ad
vantage of the character you say you
have of Spanish minister, you have
given to Case, hiding him in your
legation and saving- him from the pun
ishment which he has merited, oblige
me, as first chief, to inform you that
inasmuch as 3"ou have disobeyed my
orders, you must leave tfie country
within 24 hours from midnight, Feb
ruary 10. Xo offense to the Spanish
government or people is implied by
The time limit allowed for the min
ister's departure from .Mexico will ex
pire at midnight tonight and it is
therefore supposed here that he al
ready has boarded a ship at Vera Cruz
where he has announced that be will
await further instructions from his
It was not believed here that Car
ranza's action x would be follow ed by
the immediate retirement from Mexico
of the remainder of the diplomatic
Other Foreign Diplomats Resentful.
Though It has been reported that
generally they deepely resent the treat
ment accorded to their colleague, it
is believed that thev will subordinate
to the urgent demand for their pres
ence in the Mexican capital to 'look
after the lives and property of their
nationals during the present crisis.
It was recalled by the state depart
ment officials that general Castro,
when president of Venezuela, similar
ly expelled the French minister from
the country without affecting his for
mal relations with the other diplomatic
representatives, though the ill-feeling
thereby engendered undoubtedly pre
cipitated the downfall of the ruler.
Angel De Caso -is very well known
in Washington, having- paid several
visits to the city. He consulted with
officials here regarding the conditions
in Mexico, upon which he was regard
ed as an authority by reason of his
long residence there and his large pe
cuniary interests. It is known that he
has been acting as a confidential agent
for the Spanish minister in his com
munications with General Villa, so that
his relations correspond to those existing-
between George R. Carothers and
the state department here.
TO -RENDER ALL AID POSSIBLE
TO THE SPANISH MINISTER
Secretary Bryan Instructs Consul Can
ada at Vera Cruz.
Washington. Feb. 11. Seeretary
Bryan cabled to Consul Canada at
Vera Cruz tonight to render all aid
possible to the Spanish minister. Mr.
Bryan declined to comment on the
incident. It was understood in official
circles, however, that the matter was
garded as one to be settled between
Spain and the Carranza government.
The United States, it was said, had
employed every means at its disposal
to prevent friction between the dip
lomatic corps at Mexico City and the
Juan Riano, the Spanish ambassador
here, said that he had received no in
formation through official sources con
cerning Carranza's action and until
that was available he could not fare
cast what action, 1 if any, would be
taken by his government.
6,229 New Cases of Insanity
York Last Year.
New York, Feb. 11. Homer Folks,
secretary of the state charities aid
association, declared in a statement
today thata 6289 new cases of insani
ty were committed to New York state
Institutions last year, bringing the to
tal to 33,358, costing $6,729,126 a year
to maintain. Of these 9,000 or 7 per
cont. are declared to be aliens
On theShip Bill
PUT FORWARD BY DEMOCRATS IN
A TEMPORARY MEASURE
An Amendment That the Government's
Activities Will Cease Two Years
After the Close of the European War
Washington, Feb. 11. A compromise
proposal, defined to extricate the ad
ministration ship purchase bill from
the deadlock which has blocked its
March 4th, 1865
passagre in the senate and to avert an
extra session, was put forward tonight
by house democrats through Represen
tative Ivltchin of Xorth Carolina,
chosen majority leader in the next
Temporary Emergency Measure.
The plan, which proposes the pas
sage of the shipping: bill as a tem
porary emergency measure, was de
veloped at conferences on the house
side of tho capitol, while the senate
marked time with both opponents and
supporters of the measure sparring for
advantage. An adjournment of the
senate tonight advanced tiie plans of
the democratic leaders to force a clo
ture rule that would end the deter
To Put New Measure Before Senate.
As announced by Representative
Kitchin, the compromise contemplates
the passage through the house next
week of the compromise bill suggested
by Senator oGre. with an amendment
that will terminate the government's
activities in the shipping business two
years after the close of the Kuropean
war. Despite President Wilson's an
nounced determination to stand by the
bill now before the senate in its pres
ent form, Representative Kitchin said
the house leaders, anxious to avoid an
extra session, proposed to put the
measure before the senate and give the
president an opportunity to accept it
m the event of the total failure of
the pending: bill.
To Avoid Extra Session.
The desire of both republicans and
democrats in the house and the sen
ate to avoid an extra session. Repre
sentative Kitchin said, probably would
give the proposed plan sufficient sup
pert to get it through before March i.
Elimination of Government Ownership.
He asserted that the elimination of
the permanent government ownership
feature of the shipping bill would win
enough democratic votes in the sen
ate" to pass it and would placate the
republicans sufficiently to put an end
to the determined filibuster.
House Leaders Confer with President.
Representative Kitchin, Majority
Leader Underwood, Representative
Adainson and other house leaders con
ferred with President Wilson at the
White House today and returned to
the capitol with the assurance that
despite the gloomy outlook in the sen
ate the president -was still firm in
his determination to press the ship
.purchase bill, even to the point of
calling an extra session of congress
if the measure was blocked until
March 4. Senators Fletcher and Sim
mons also talked with Mr. Wilson.
Representative Kitchin and other house
members told the president of oppo
sition in congress to an extra session
and advised that their information led
them to believe an extra session would
prove futile, because the ship bill would
fail to secure a majority in the next
Plan of the House.
'The plan in the house as tenta
tively agreed upon." said Representa
tive Kitchin tonight, "is to pass the
Gore bill with an amendment remov
ing the .permanent features of the
pending bill. This will be passed bv
the house and sent to the senate where
I believe it will not meet- the vigorous
opposition that now confronts the
now confronts the shipping bill."
Meanwhile an effort will be made to
clear up the appropriation measures,
in order that nothing but the shipping
bill will be pending when the congress
expires on March 4. With that ac
complished, congressional leaders hope
that an extra session may be avoided
even if the shipping bill fails.
Speeches in the Senate.
In the senate the day was devoted
again to speeches on the bill and to
informal conferences of leaders of va
rious factions, after numerous notices
had been given of a cloture rule to
No Constitutional Convention in
Boston. Feb. 11. The house today
killed a bill . providing for a constitu
tional convention. The vote was 84
to 131, all the republican members
except Ave voting in opposition to the
measure, which followed a recommend -arion
by Governor WaJs'n.
The Pennsylvania Rubber
Pittsburgh resumed operations.
Horn, the bridge dynamiter con
tinues to receive a vast amount of
William Ross of New York choked
to death by hurriedly eating a piece of
The Grainte State Dairymen's Asso
ciation held its annual meeting at
Manchester, X. II.
Chester' W. Witters. vice-Dresident of
the Central Vermont Railway, died of !
Ijneumonin. aaerl 70 !
Fire destroyed the cotton plant r.f
the Texas Compress Co., at Iiallinyev,
Tex., at a loss of $300,000.
Allen M. Barrett, of Troy, N. Yv a
railway mail clerk, was arrested on a
charge of robbing the mails.
Direct steamship service between
Xew York and .Montevideo and Buenos
Ayres, will be started March 10.
The Bessemer and Lake Erie order
ed 6,000 tons of steel rails from the
United States Steel Corporation mills.
A bill forbidding employment for
wages of children under 14, was passed
by the Alabama House. It goes to the
The Southern Pacific Railroad re
sumed operation of trains between
Cananea, Mexico and the United States
State Senator Ogden L. Mills intro
duced a bill providing for the creation
of a Department of Markets in Xew
The Salvation Army turned over to
I the Red Cross for distribution in
Servi.a five tons of bandages and first
i The directors of the Calumet and
i Hecla Mining Company declared a
quarterly dividend of $5 a share, pay
able in March.
The steamship Great Northern dock
ed at San IMepo, Cal.. after a leisurely
voyage from Philadelphia through tho
According to the Department of Com
merce mole than a biilion pounds of
coffee were imported into the United
States last year.
Twenty-one miners employed in the
mine of the Pacific Coast Coal Mines
at South Wellington, were drowned by
a rush of water.
Republican Leader Harold J. Hin
man of the Assembly is working on a
bill reorganizing the charities depart
ment of Xen- York state.
Thomas Tinker who it is charged
shot and killed Constable Richard
Tart was taken from the county jail at
May field, Ky., and lynched.
C. H. Raine of Memphis, who plead
ed guilty to misuse of the mails, was
sentenced to five years imprisonment
in the Atlanta Federal prison.
Peoria County has been attacked by
the stock plague. A herd of thirty
five, most of them pure, bred, was kill
ed by Federal and State inspectors.
Reports to the state department of
fighting at Panuco and wounded being
taken to Tampico indicated that Villa
forces were pressing toward that port.
The submarine L-2, to be launched
at tne yards of the Fore River Ship
building Corporation yesterday is the
second of eight authorized bv Congress
President Wilson received the mem
bers of th National Council of the Boy
Scouts of America and presented metl
als to several scouts, one of them for
Letters opposing the passage of the
widowed mother pension bills were
sent to Assemblymen by Harold J.
Hinman. majority leader of the lower
Xew Y'ork House.
An issue of paper money of 10, 23
and 30 cent denominations to be
known as parrel pi.st bills, is provided
in ;i bill introduced by Representative
Batluiek of Ohio.
An unidentified bank robber was shot
to death and his companion captured
in a pistol light after the men attempt
ed to rob the Mohawk German Branch
bank at Cincinnati.
Directors of the Southern Railway
at their regularly monthly meeting de
ferred action on the semi-annual divi
dend on the preferred stock usually de
clared at this time.
The steel steamer Lint rose, built for
the Reid Newfoundland Company in
113, has been purchased by the Rus
sian Government for service as an ice
breaker in the White Sea.
The Dee Moines City Council refused
to grant the saloonkeepers a renewal
of their licenses. This means that the
80 saloons of Des Moines will close
their doors Saturday night.
'" Opposing the Government's demand
of Sli.058 for tonnage tax on his
foreign built yacht, Winslow S. Pierce,
of Bayville, Xassaua County, says the
lay is improperly constructed.
In the House of Commons, Ottawa
the minister of Justice, announced that
the number of Germans and Austrians
paroled or interned in Canada since
the outbreak of the war was 30,324.
The lower house of the Montana leg
islature passed the bill providing for
state-wide prohibition by legislative
enactment, after killing the Senate
measure providing for prohibition by
an amendment to the constitution.
The legislative executive and judi
cial appropriation bill for salaries and
expenses of the Federal departments
carrying; $39, i 537,303, was reported to
the senate. - The total carried by the
bill is $1,1?0,214 below official esti
mates. Eight sawed-off shotguns, fifteen
sticks of dynamite, a box of fulminat
ing caps and two revolvers were dis
covered in the home of three Italians
arrested in connection with an investi
gation of threatening letters received
by wealthy Italians of Chicago.
The Magistrate in the Bow Street
court, London, ordered the extradition
of Benjamin Hill Smith of Rochester,
N. Y., who is wanted by the New
York police, charged with having with
held $80,000 of bonds belonging to the
estate of the late Harriet F. Newcomb.
AMERICAN WARNINGS ARE EXPLICIT
Germany Advised That United States Will Hold the
Imperial Government to a Strict Accountability
FOR DESTRUCTION OF
And Loss of American Lives
the Responsibility She Must Now Assume in Case of the
Continued Misuse of the American Flag High Officials ,
Deemed it Best to Speak in Unmistakable Terms Now ;
Rather Than Await . the Alarming Effect Upon the
American Public Which Might Ensue From the Sinking
of an American Vessel With Scores of American Citizens
Washington. Feb. 11. Publication by
the state department tonight of the
text of the notes sent yesterday to
Great Britain and Germany, respect
ively, revealed that both countries had
been warned in most emphatic terms
ugainwt menacing the vessels or lives
of American citizens traversing the
recently proclaimed sea zones of war.
Strict Accountability from Germany.
Germany was advised that the
United States "would be constrained
to hold the imperial government to a
strict accountability'" for such acts of
iw naval authorities a? might result
in the destruction of American ves
sels or the loss of American lives and
that if "such a deplorable situation
should arise," tiie American govern
ment would "take any steps it might
be necessary to lake to safeguard
American lives and property."
Warns Great Britain.
To Great Britain the United States
pointed out "the measure of responsi
bility" which would seem to be im
posed on the British government "for
the loss of American vessels and lives
in case of an attack by a German naval
force" if England sanctioned the gen
eral misuse of the American flag by
British vessels and thereby cast doubt
u'-on the valid character of neutral
The two communications were to
have been presented today respective
ly to the British government by Am
bassador Page and the German foreign
office by Ambassador Gerard. They
were prepared by Counsellor Robert
Bf nsing and revised by President Wil
son and Secretary Bryan, after con
sultation with the entire cabinet.
Copies Given to Foreign Diplomats.
The British, Spanish and Brazilian
ambassadors, who happened to call at
the state department, were given copies
of the notes, as were the ministers of
Sweden. Norway and Denmark, who
specially requested them. The docu
ments created something of a sensa
tion among the diplomats generally,
because of what some regarded as their
High officials of the American gov
ernment pointed out informally that it
had been deemed advisable to speak in
unmistakable terms now, rather than
$2,375 REWARD FOR ARREST
OF FATHER ZEBRIS' MURDERER
More Than 25,000 Passed Bier While
Bodv Lav in State.
Xew Britain, Feb. 11. The Xew
Britain police, this morning, found a
woman or rather the woman found
the Xew Britain police who is be
lieved to know something about the
murder anil the murderers of Father
Zebris and his housekeeper. Jliss Iva
The police were sufficiently impress
ed with the woman's story and possi
bilities to hold her incommunicado for
a large part of the day. They se
questered her in the police station and
they refused with the most mysterious
gravity to make known her name or
where she came from. In the after
noon the woman left the police station,
her onestioning over, and apparently
free to go where she pleased. But she
was carefully trailed by one of the
sleuths of tho state police. The New
Britain police continued their refusal
to identify her or to .tell what she
A Lithuanian, name unknown, also
made a sensational debut in the in
vestigation. He made his appearance
in James I'urtin's Park street saloon
on Wednesday afternoon, declaring
that five men were involved in the
killing" and that he knew ail five of
them. Cui-tin's acute bartender was
skeptical, but he was taking no
oh-ances. He steered the man to the
police station, where the police ques
tioned him and got material for more
mysterious silence. The police were
still holding him this afternoon.
The reward n.w ottered for the mur
derers totals 2,373, of which J1.000 is
offered by the state of Connecticut,
S1.U00 by the city of New Britain and
the remainder by the dead priest's
More than 2",000 persons, it is es
timated, passed by the bier of Rev.
Father Zebris in St. Andrew's church,
today, where the body lay in state.
There were many affecting scenes.
Miss Bessie Cataikaite of Bridgewater.
Mass., daughtr of the dead priest's
sister, was overcome and had to be
assisted from the edifice.
The funeral will be held tomorrow
YOUNG WIFE CHOKED
TO DEATH BY BURGLARS.
Husband Returned Home and Found
House Stripped of Valuables at Wil
liamsburg. Xew York, Feb. 11. Burglars who
broke intj the home of George Schun
sky in Williamsburg today gagged
Schunsky's youpg wife so tightly that
she choked to death. Her husband,
returning home, found her dead body
bound to a chair and the house strip
ped of valuables. There were indi
cations that the woman had made a
Badly Injured White Coasting.
South Britain, Conn.. Feb. 11. Levi
Stephenson was so badly injured in a
coasting accident near here today that
he may die. nis skull being fractured
ln a collision with a stone wall. Two
other youths who were riding with
li.m received minor injuries.
Great Britain is Informed of
to await the alarmlcg effect upon
American pubiic opinion which might
ensue from the sinking of a vessel
with scores of American citizens. The
notes, ofi'ciais were confident: would
serve as a preventive of the critical
possibilities discussed in them.
Diplomats examined with great tare
the language of the communications
and some of them construed the note
to Germany as a warning that the loss
of American lives by sinking even a
belligerent merchant ship would be.
covered by the representations of the
American government, because of the
insistence that all merchant ships must
be visiteJ and searched and passengers
taken off before ships L-an be sunk.
Full Text of Notes.
Washington, Feb. 11. The full text
of the notes as made 'public at the
state department tonight fellows:
"February 10. 1915.
'The secretary of state lias instruct
ed Ambassador Gerard at Berlin to
present to the German government a.
not to the following effect:
" 'The government of the United
States having hai its attention di
rected to the proclamation of the Ger
man admiralty on the 4th of February,
that the waters surrounding Great
Britain and Ireland including the whole
of the English channel, are to be con
sidered as comprising the seat of war:
that all enemy merchant vessels found
in those waters after the ISth instant
will be destroyed, although it may not
alwaj-s be .possible to save crews and
passengers: an dthat neutral vessels
expose themselves , to danger within
this zone of war, because, in view -eft
the misuse of neutral flags said to"'
have been ordered by the British gov
ernment on the thirty-first of Janu
ary and of the contingencies of mari
time warfare, it may not be possible
always to exempt neutral vessels from
attacks intended to strike enemy ships,
feels it to be its duty to call the at
tention of the imperial German gov
ernment with sincere respect and the
most friendly sentiments, but very
candidly and earnestly to the very, se
rious possibilities of the ctirse of ac
tion apparently contemplated under
" 'The government of the 1'nited
(Continued on Page Eight)
BRITAIN'S FINAL REPLY
Concerning Interference with Ameri
Washington. Feb. 11. Great Britain'
final reply to the note which th
United states sent on December X
protesting generally against interfer
ence by the British reet with Ameri
can cargoes, was being received to
night at the state department. It con
tains about 7.XKt cade words and was
being cabled in sections, the complete
deciphering of which, it is estimated,
would not be finished until laate to
morrow. It is understood that supplementing
the preliminary reply covering Eng
land's acquiescence generally in the
principles of international law cited by .
the United States, the final communi
cation gives statistics and data con
cerning American cargoes seized or
ARMY APPROPRIATION BILL
REPORTED IN SENATE
Carries an Increase of $1,873,869 Over
the House Bill,
Washington, Feb. 11. The army ap
propriation bill as reported today by
the senate military affairs committee,
carries $102,928.87, a net increase of
$1,873,SG over the bill passed by the
house. Estimates of the war depart
ment called for $104.2-03,00i.
The senate committee struck out the
$50,000 provision of the house bill for
the purchase of armored mrtor cars,
substituting a $25,000 appropriation for
the testing of various types of such
machines. Other important increases
include $100,000 for the signal service.
$21 $.069 for transportation of the armv
and supplies and $S5,0O3 for hospita'l
for care of canal zone garrisons.
HELD UP AT SPRINGFIELD
Groceryman Had Same Experience
Springfield, Mass., Feb. 11. Mrs.
George Russell, proprietor of a res
taurant at East Court and Uwight
streets and A. Wall.erg. manager of a
grocery on Pynebon street, were held
up at different times late this after
noon by a robber at the point of a re
volver. The woman s .screams fright
ened the man away from the restaur
ant, but he took $5 from Walberg. The
grocery is next to the police garage.
The thief is supposed to be the same
person who committed a similar crime
in Greenfield Mondav night.
Major Fisher Resigns as Judge Advo
cate. Hartford Conn., Feb. 11. The resig
nation of Major Samuel II. Fisher of
Xew Haven as judge advocate of the
Connecticut Xational guard was an
nounced today by Adjutant General
George M. Cole. The resignation has
bvn accepted and he is honorablv dis
charged from military service. Lieu-
pany. Coast Artillery corps, has bwr
..nominated to swewd him .
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