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PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 2G, 1915.
PRIOB 02JTB OWm
Constant, 1018, bi ins Fcbmo Lras Cohmnt,
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cm RUSHES
6 CORPS m
JEW OFFENSE
IN BUKOIIM
fAustrians Rally in Carpa
thian Passes, Strengthened
r by German Reinforce
ments Kaiser Repulses
Russian Assaults in East
I Prussia.
P Mil I
lAllies Beat Back Fierce Attacks
in La Bassee Region, But In
vaders Cain Ground Near
V'Bloody Angle" of Oise and
Aisne.
? BIX Russian array corps taooui zou,-
000 men) are pouring Into Bukowlna
' to overwhelm tho nowly developed and
S' ttubborn Austrian offensive. Tacit ad
mission' Is made by this vast opera
tion, centring at Cernowltz, of a check
K In tho general movement leading to tho
Invasion of Hungary and Transylvania.
Vlnnnn. nlnlms n. enmtileto hnltlnrr of
wKthe Czar'a offensive, recapture of Car
pathian passes and concentration of
'largo forces along a wide front. Ap
parently tho reinforcements from Ger
many are now In action, and Fetrograd
has been obliged to meet tho situation
by massing a vast army to hold ground
recently gained.
-Development of a fresh Russian
movement Is reported In the vicinity of
Przasnysz to strengthen the offensive
against East Prussia, relieve Warsaw
of the monaco of a downward stroke
from tho north and prevent a junction
h. ot General Francois' Jllawa column
jrtth tho German forces In tho rear of
thn .Russian column mnvlnir mmlnsfc
te.Tborn.
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3erlln reports gains In the East
(Prussian territory already Invaded by
Etna Czar. It Is officially announced
that south of Gumblnnen tho enemy
has been forced to evacuate several po
sitions, while to tho north a Russian
roffensjvo was repulsed with heavy
josies.
SsiThe rcpulso of Gorman assaults on
prtbe Allies' lines near La Basseo and
yeast of Yprea, reported by the French
f war umce ioaay, indicates mo renewal
'of the Kaiser's offensive movemont be
tween the seacoast and Lys, where
heavy reinforcements of fresh troops
IHf hava been massed.
Mr WeL of Craonne, near the "bloody
langle" of the Olso and tho Alsno, the
IKiwrmans have also attacked In force
m
THE WEATHER
It looks as If tho goqse bones were a
Wt unreliable this year. "We consulted
eot one, but a number of them last fall,"
.taken from birds that had grown to de-
Uciously edible maturity in widely sepa
rated localities. There was no question,
It deemed, according to the disposition of
the brown spots, that there was "quite
tome" weather in store for this winter.
Ba that as It may; it has not been forth
coming, as yet And speaking ot goose
,lones, If you, gentlo reader, have soma
private method of forecasting the weather
k maybe a favorite rheumatic Joint that
tweaks, or a. dog that howls, or soma
tther domestic barometer of kindred na
ture arop a jjne( very ghort, about it to:
eather, care of Evening Ledqbb.
It should prove Interesting!
FORECAST
tFor Philadelphia and vicinity
"air today and toniaht. Colder tn.
wight.
?'For details, see page S.
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and have gained a sllghtndvantagc, but
clsewhero on the lino the battle is con
fined mainly to tho artillery.
250,00Q RUSSIANS HURLED
AGAINST FOE IN BUKOWINA
Six Army Corps Press Forward to
Overwhelm AuBtrlans.
PETROORAD, Jan. 28.
More than six Russian corps, approxi
mately 250,000 men, havo beon concen
trated In Southern Bukowlna. For flvo
days only troop trains havo been per
mitted on tho two railroad lines running
south from Czcrnowltz,
Enrly In tho wnr the Russian Cencrnl
Start underestimated tho strategic vnluo
? H10 Psse88ln of Bukowlna and tho
Klrllbaba and Dorgo passes. This error
permitted .a groat flank movement by an
Austrian nrmy that carried It to North
ern Bukowlna and for a tlmo threatened
tho ear of tre Russian forces advancing
westward through Clnltcla. With Buko
wlna overrun and tho Klrllbaba and
Borgo passes In Russian possession, In
vasion of Hungary on n grand scale will
be possible.
Sovoro weather prevented tho Austrlans
from reinforcing their army In Bukowlna
at tho tlmo of their advance, and when
the situation became favorable for opera
tions tho liussians had managed to make
their position secure.
CZAR'S BUKOWINA CAMPAIGN
HALTED, VIENNA ASSERTS
Austrian Capture of Passes Protects
Hungary.
VIENNA, Jan. 26.
Austrian armies, heavily reinforced, aro
slowly rolling back tho Russian Invaders
along a long battle lino extending from
tho Dukla Pass In tho west, In a south
easterly direction to the Rumanian bor
der. Tho Austrian War Office regards the
present developments in tho fighting
along tho Carpathians aB the most im
portant since the beginning of tho Rus
sian invasion.
The Russian campaign In Bukowlna has
been hnlted abruptly. Not only has Gen
eral Ivanoff's army suffered heavy losses
In Its effort to push through tho mountain
passes Into Transylvania, but the Aus
trlans havo recaptured several passes.
North of Watra Dorna. In southern Buko
wlna, tho Austrlans havo taken several
Russian trenches nnd are pushing tho
Czar's armies back.
In official circles it Is asserted the Rus
sian advance upon Hungary has been
completely broken.
GERMANS REPULSE CZAR'S
ATTACK IN EAST PRUSSIA
Counter Assault Drives Poo Out of
Positions nt Gumblnnen.
BERLIN, Jan. 26.
Russian forces within East Prussia were
forced out of several positions southeast
of Gumblnnen.
The Russian column, which has been
marking tlmo in tho region from Gum
blnnen to tho Mnzurlnn Lake, developed
a new offensive, which was particularly
vigorous in the zone of which. Gumbln
nen Is the centre.
Furious assaults were made by tho en
emy, both northeast and southeast of
Gumbinnon. Stubborn resistance to these
attacks and a counter attack In the
southeast fighting won n marked success,
with the result that positions were ovac
uated and tho enemy retired after suf
fering severe losses.
In tho fighting zone of which Loctzen
Is the centre, an artillery duel is In prog
ress, without decision to date.
GERMAN CRUISER HIT
BY RUSSIAN TORPEDO
Gazelle Damaged, But Able to Re
turn to Baltic Port.
COPENHAGEN, Jan. 26.
Reports received hero this afternoon
from Malmo declare that the German
light cruiser Gazelle was struck by a
Russian torpedo in tho Baltic. Tho dam
age was not stated, but Is believed to be
extensive. She was able, however, to re
turn to the port of Sassnltz. German
aviators were sent out to look for the
submarine.
The Gazelle Is a sister ship to the
Mlnhn nnrl has a normal displacement of
2615 tons, a length of 328 feet and carries
10 4.1-inch guns, H l-pounaers ana mreo
torpedo tubes. She was built In 1858 and
her complement la 261 men.
Malmo Is nn important Swedish port 16
miles distant from Copenhagen.
Other War News on Page 4
AMENDED SHIP BILL
ADOPTED IN COMMITTEE
Substitute Providing Purchasing
Board Approved by Party Vote.
WASHINGTON, Jon. 26.-By a strict
party vote the Senate Commerce Com
mittee today adopted Senator Fletcher's
substitute for the Administration ship
purchase bill rtow before the Senate. It
will be Introduced In the Senate today
and replace the present bill. It contains
the amendments t'nreshed out by the
Democratic caucus.
Senator Lodge's amendment prohibiting
the purchase by the Government of any
Bhlps belonging to belligerent nations in
terned In American ports was defeated
by the committee.
Presldent'Wilson let )t be known today
that he would stand firm for the ship
purchase bill. He will accept only minor
amendments and changes that In no way
-.M.-t .1.. enl.lt nnrl nnrnnRA tit tllA IfiKiS
latidn. That the President was In deadly
earnest to carry his fight to the last ditch
wus evident to White House visitors.
Tacit endorsement of the Democratlo
causua system was given by the Presi
dent, especially In Its connection with
the ship purchase measure. Ha did not
express confidence, however, that even
caucus action could put through the rural
credits legislation before adjournment.
The Fletchef'eubstltute provides for the
organization of a shipping corpiwatlpn
under the laws of the District of Colum
bia, the United States to subscribe
through a shipping board for & 'east 51
per cent, of the stock. The shipping
board Is to consist of the Secretaries of
Commerce ana the Treasury with three
additional members, two of whom shall
have had practical experience In the man
agement and operation of steamships in
fors'gn trade.
LARGEST
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The submarine torpedoboat, L-l, the largest of Its kind ever built for the United States, has just been
launched at the Fore River shipbuilding yards, at Qulncy, Mass. Mrs. Elizabeth Scott Daubln, wife
of Lieutenant Freeland A. Daubin, commander of the boat, christened the vessel.
CROW'S FOES SEE
HIS HOPES LOST IN
THOMPSON FAILURE
Republican State Chairman's
Chances for Senalorship
Depend on Clearing Up of
His County's Finances.
trSOSI A STAFF COSlUBrONDENT.
UNIONTOWN, Pa., Jan. 26. State Sen
ator William E. Crow's chances for tho
Republican nomination for tho United
States Senate, to succeed Senator Oliver,
will depend largely on tho alacrity with
which the financial conditions In Crow's
home territory arc cleared up.
Not only Is tho Republican State Chair
man himself Involved In J. V. Thomp
son's failure, but scores of Crow's po
litical agents In Fayette County, who
got their power through money made In
Thompson's soft coal speculations, will
probably loso heavily. Crow's power
throughout the State is threatened, and
It Is believed that If his financial backing
at homo Is swept away tho Stato leadero
may turn their backs on him as a Sena
torial possibility.
Comntroller of tho Currency Williams
condemnation of the methods employed In
tho First National Bank has had a ten
dency throughout the western halt of tho
State, at least, to undermlnp Crow's
strength. Political leaders In Fuyette
County are trying Jouse It nls.o, against
tho DemocraticTAdmlnlstratlorf, declaring
tho Washington attack was launched
BOicly ?or political reasons In nn effort
to absolve tho new Democratic currency
system of all blame for the failure of tho
TJnlontown bank.
Thoy aro banking on Democrats whoso
pocketbooks have been hard hit "getting
in out of the wet."
ALL PARTIES IN SA3IE FIX,
As far as Unlontown Is concerned, Re
publicans and Democrats aro In tho samo
fix today regarding their financial con
ditions. While political lines are sharply
drawn, tho spectacle of Thompson's lieu
tenants getting rich by investments in
coal lands had tho effect of drawing Dem
ocrats and Progressives Into tho soft-coal
syndicate.
Democratic County Chairman Druce F.
Sterling has Investments under Thomp
son's auspices, and so have many other
Democrats; and all of them resent Comp
troller WJUIams" attack on tho bank.
Theso politicians can't see that they have
done anything wrong, or rather that
Thompson's bank directors have done any
wrong In the administration of tho bank's
affairs.
The Republican Organization In Fayette
County is maintained through the mone
tary power of tho coal millionaires who
stand back of it. It is a well-known fact
that thousands of phantom votes have
kept these political leaders In their places
'and that theso phantoms were bought
with funds.
There are records in the Fayette County
courts with testimony showing how votes
were bought and how Crow's henchmen
whipped votes Into line by taking money
Into the polling booths and buying off tho
electors. .....
Crow says he can be underwritten at
any time by his Stato backers for any
thing ho mlcht lose at home.
But Crow is a very much worried
politician. He remained home all through
Concluded on Tare Four
SUFFRAGISTS WIN FIGHT
"West Virginia Legislature Votes to
Submit Questiorfto People.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Jan. 2S.-The
woman suffrage amendment today passed
the West Virginia Legislature,
The vote In the Senate was 28 to 1 and
In the House SO to 6, The measure will
be voted on by the people at tho next
election.
WABNS AGAINST CIOABVjTTE
"Billy" Sunday's Helper Talks to
Hahnemann College Students.
Hahnemann Medical College students at
. .,. wprn WArneri aaralnst the
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cigarette habit and told of their great
responsibility to God by the Rev. J. W,
Welsh. "Billy" Sunday's first assistant.
Mr. Welsh was given an enthusiastic re
ception by more than 300 of the future
doctors In the large hall of the college,
Broad above Race street.
'The doctor of medicine has as much
opportunity and is held Just as responsi
ble by God for bringing back, lost souls,"
said Mr. Welsh, "as is he doctor of
divinity- The medical doctor gets out
among the people, and he must, therefore,
prepare himself to do as much good aa
possible."
80,000 Unemployed In Capital
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26. From 89,000 to
B0.0CO men here are seeking work, ao
cording to estimates of Superintendent
Herbert K"0 "t Ul8 Qoapel Mission,
SUBMARINE IN U. S. LAUNCHED
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UNION STOCK YARDS
AGAIN QUARANTINED
Shipment of Cattle and Hogs Prom
Chicago Prohibited.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20. Tho Union Stock
Yards hero was placed under Federal
nuarantlno today. Shipments of llvo
block from Chicago to any part of tho
United States was prohibited by tho
order.
Discovery of sovernl cases of foot and
mouth disease in shipments of cattlo and
hogs from the Union Stock Yards to
Philadelphia led to the embargo. This Is
tho second time tho yards havo been
quarantined in the last three months.
SUNDAY AGAIN
HITSHYPOCRISY
ETHE CHURCH
Big Audience Hears Evan
gelist Declare Members of
Congregations Are
Need of Conversion.
1 n
"Billy" Sunday this afternoon made ono
ot his strongest attacks on the Indiffer
ence of church members to the soul-salvation
of those about them. He preached
his secZna' sermon onV'Pcrsonal Work?'
SUnday spoke In tho tabernacle before
a largo audience. In tho throng were more
than 1200 persons, who had come hero by
special train from Quakcrtown, Pcrkasle,
Sellersvlllo and other towns along the
Reading Railway.
Pointing his finger downward Into tho
faces of his auditors and then wheeling
about and facing the clergymen nnd
church ofllclals on the platform, "Billy"
shouted his denunciation of church nnd
ministerial indifference and urged all to
work for the salvation of those about
them.
"I want to say to the deacons, stewards,
vestrymen and prudential committees," he
shouted, "that they should work hard.
Tho place to begin Is in your own home."
"The trouble Is we are too lackadaisical
in religion," he continued. "Wo are too
Indifferent and dead and lifeless. I think
the multitude In tho church will have to
get converted themselves before they can
lead any one else to Christ. It Is my firm
conviction, after the many years that I
have been In this work, thnt half tho
people In the churches havo never been
converted, have never been born again."
It was a rather serious sermon through
out today. It was, ono of tho moat se
rious "Billy" haa preached here. He wns
pleading for the Christian men and
women to get busy for Christ, and to
have their thoughts occupied In doing
good for those about them.
URGES OLD-TIME FAITH.
Time after time, In order to drlvo homo
his thrusts, the evangelist pounded the
pulpit with his flat, stamped his foot on
the platform until Us thump could be
heard far back In the big building.
Again Sunday urged tho Importance ot
prayer, and Insisted that the homes
Concluded on rare Six
SUNDAY MAY CARRY HIS
WAR ON SIN TO NEW YORK
Delegation of Ministers Coming
Prom Metropolis to Hear Him.
"Billy" Sunday may go to New York
tor an extended campaign. Ho said this
morning ho would accept an invitation
to go to the metropolis to work for
Christ if It came unanimously. There
will be a delegation of about 400 New
York clergymen here on Thursday after
noon to hear him preach.
If Mr. Sunday conducts a campaign in
New York it la probable he will not be
there Inside the next nine months or a
year. Discussing the methods that would
be necessary If he went to Chicago or
New York, he suggested the only way
all sections could be reached would be
through several campaigns conducted In
different parts of the big cities, ,
Germany's Debt
ire have heard a good deal about
what we owe to Qermanp, and in
deed our delt to Germany is large.
But there's another tide. Germany
owes something in the way of
science and invention, business
methods, and so on.
Vance Thompson
in one of Ms always interesting ar
ticles, tells us about Germany's debt
to these United Btates. His article,
along with another by Ralph Perry
on Kansas City's Municipal Fawn'
shop, will appear tomorrow on the
editorial page of the
Evening Ledger
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COUNCILS NOW SOLE
BARRIER TO PROMPT
ACTION ON TRANSIT
Vare Amendment to In
crease City's Borrowing
Capacity Gives Support of
Political Leaders.
Developments of 21 hours In the transit
situation havo removed all obstacles save
ono. The only obstruction to an early
start on tho Taylor plans now Is tho tem
porary Indecision of Councils regarding a
special election In March. But as a ma
jority of the members have Indorsed such
action that the city may obtain the neces
sary funds for the proposed high-speed
system. It Is believed that Councils will
tako tho necessary action at Its next
meeting.
A Joint resolution proposing nn amend
ment to Increase tho city's borrowing
cnpaclty from 7 to 10 per cent, for
transit nnd port development wns Intro
duced at Harrlsburg last night by Sen
ator Vare. His action, taken on the day
that Mayor Blankcnburg signed tho ordi
nance which starts preliminary sewer
relocation work on tho transit loop, Indi
cates that tho high-speed program for
tho city is uppermost in tho minds of
thoso leaders who favor progress.
Tho amendment proposed oy Senator
Vnro would give tho city many extra
millions for Its needed Improvements. It
was drafted In 1913 by Director Taylor,
and was part of tho program for tho ex
pansion of the subway nnd elevated sys
tems. AS It was adopted by tho last Leg
islature and has the support of tho pres
ent leaders, tho people will havo on op
portunity to vote on tho amendment at
tho November election.
In orddr to clear the tracks for tho
4T.iylor amendment, Senator Varo said ho
nau wunarawn nia Bupyuri. ium it tun
fllctlng resolution Introduced by him at
the last session. This resolution had been
supported by Director Norrls, of the De
partment of Wharves, Docks and Ferries,
nnd provided for a $23,000,000 bond Issuo
for port development.
As the Taylor amendment provided for
both port and transit development, the
leaders agreed It should havo preference
over tho original Vnre-Norrls measure.
Senator Varo explained that he took this
step for tho general welfare of the city.
His action meets the approval of Director
Norrls, as well as that of Director Tay
lor. Tho plan also has the Indorsement
of City Solicitor Ryan.
Mr. Taylor Is said to have had a brief
Concluded on Tae Two
INFECTED CATTLE FOUND
AT P. R. R. STOCKYARDS
Pens Immediately Quarantined
Against Poot and Mouth Disease.
New cases of the foot and mouth dis
ease wero discovered in the Pennsylvania
Ilntlrnnil stockyards at 30th and Race
streets today and the pens were Immedi
ately quarantined. Twelve cows, among
n shipment of cattle from Chicago con
signed to this city, were found to be In
fected with tho ailment by Dr. C. A.
Schaufler, of the United States Bureau of
Animal Industry, who Is Inspcctor-in-charje
of the Philadelphia office.
Doctor Schaufler said the quarantine
would have to bo maintained probably for
about two weeks until all the pens in the
jard have been subjected to a complete
fumigation. The entire shipment of cattle
from Chicago will be held temporarily.
Inspectors are now examining all the anl-
Dr.' I, Mltterllng. of tho State Sanltarj'
Board, Is assisting In the Investigation,
nnd Is of the opinion the outbreak of the
disease Is not a serious one, but everj
effort will be made to guard against In
fection. Announcement was made that a frea
area'' had escaped the quarantine. This
locality Is not in the stock yards, and
local hlpmnts and shipments from points
not under Investigation will be continued
without fear of Infection. Some time ago
the Federal authorities announced all
shipments of cattle for this city would be
subjected to a rigid Inspection before be
ing slaughtered.
Cattle for local killing will be received.
Points whence shipments have been or
dered discontinuea are iiusuurgn uu 01,
Louis,
RUMANIA QUITS THE SEA
Ker One Ship, With Name Changed,
Becomes Americanized,
The Rumanian merchant marine Is no
more. It was admitted to American
registry today. The blue, yellow and red
barred flag of the Balkan State has been
replaced y the Stars and Stripes. The
name ot the vessel Is the Steano Romano,
It Is to be changed to Westwego. Then
it will ply In the service of the Union
Petroleum Steamship Company, the new
owner. Captain Bornholdt, the Rumanian
commander, has been replaced by Cap
tain Orrln W. Crowley, a native Ameri
can. The first cargo ot the naturalized
American boat will be cotton from a
southern port to Europe.
When the Steano Romano was pur
chased it was clanned to rename her
Woodrow Wilson, but the President gen-i
The Steano Mora no is one of the finest
tank steamships afloat and ot recent construction.
NEGRO POLICEMAN SCORED
Disgrace to Uniform, Captftln Cam
eron Tells Accused Man.
A negro policeman of the 2d and Chris
tian street? police station was "stood up'
today at Central Station before maakod
detectives and subjected to a scathing de
nunciation by Captain Cameron after ho
had been held without ball by Magistrate
Coward on. charges preferred by two
negro girls?
Tho man Is Samuel C. Toung, S3 years
old, of 812 Lombard street- Ho was sus
pended yesterday coincident with his ar
rest, and will bo ordered for trial before
the Police Board of Inquiry. Captalh
Cameron told the prisoner, In the presonc
of tho detectives, that ho was tho kind
of man who brought disgrace to the bluo
uniform, and thut ho deserved the utmost
punishment, tho law provides.
THREE BRITISH
WARSHIPS SUM,
GERMANS INSIST
Cruiser, With Two Torpedo
Boats, Lost in North Sea
Battle, Says Berlin Re
port.
BERLIN, Jan. 20. The German Ad
miralty now Insists that three British
war vessels were sunk In Sunday's naval
battle west ot Heligoland, between the
German and English fleets. An ofilclal
statement Issued today reiterated tho dec
laration that a British cruiser had gono
to the bottom and also assorted that two
British torpedoboats were sunk.
Tho Admiralty states for the first tlmo
that airships were flying above tho sceno
of tho naval battlo whllo It was taking
place. Tho information as to tho sinking
of tho three British vessels came from
Manufacturers In New York, at present
Is in Newfoundland on business which
will detain him until tho middle of noxt
month. Baron Korff, Russlnn Consulato
General In New York, is the other repre
sentative ot the commission there.
In addition to the president of tho com.
mission. Colonel Javkovsky, of tho Em
bassy Staff, and Colonel Golejewskl, mili
tary attache of the embassy, are Wash
ington members.
The greatest secrecy has been main
tained regarding the commission, nnd the
fact that purchases were being mada In,
the United States on a largo scale by
the Russian Government. Colonel Gole-,
Jewskl admitted today that tho commis
sion had been actively at work for throe
montns.
In making alt purchases, the commission
Is dealing .directly with- the manufactur
ers. It Is Impossible at this tlmo to state
exactly what purchases havo been made
by the commission, nnd from what port
these purchases have been shipped.
The State Department was informed to
day of the exlstenco of tho commission.
Tho purchase of the material sought by
the Russlnn Government, If conducted
with American merchants, Is not objec
tionable to the American Government, as
provision for Just such procedure Is made
in the code of International law, officials
said. The department Is concerned, how
ever, about tho way In which the loan
was engineered.
In view of tho proclamation Issued by
tho President in the Interests of neutral
ity, flotation of loans Is considered by the
State Department as a violation of the
neutrality of tho country, and if such is
the case, steps will be taken by the Ad
ministration against those responsible for
the loan. Oh the other hand. If certain
American bankers merely have extended
to the Russian official commission a credit
of $30,000,000, It will cause no official stir.
In this connection attention Is directed
to Secretary Bryan's recent defense of the
neutrality of this country. The letter was
In reply to Senator Stone's request for
Information nnd was printed In full In the
Evenino Lbdqkh of yesterday.
Answering directly the Inquiry whether
the policy of this country had been
changed In regard to loans to belligerents.
Secretary Bryan said:
"It Is asserted that the American Gov
ernment's policy nffects all Governments
alike. The dangers of loans through
popular subscriptions arousing partisan
ship through monetary Interest tn the suc
cess ot the belligerents is pointed out, in
contrast to purely credit transactions for
the purchase of war supplies, the money
for which does not leave the United
States, and could not, as In the case of a
loan, affect tho finances of this country."
WAR VETERAN RISKS LIFE
IN SAVING WIFE FROM FIRE
Woman Seriously Burned Despite
Husband's Heroism.
Louis Redman, a 76-year-old veteran ot
the Civil War, risked his life today to
rescue his wife, Sara, 73 years old, who
was badly burned when she dropped a
lamp and set lire to her clothing In fne
home of the couple at 1603 Pacific street,
Despite his efforts Mrs, Redman was
badly burned and the flames spread
through the house, doing about S00
worth or damage, and communicated
with the house next door, which was
damaged to the extent of (500,
The house next to t'nat of the Redmans
Is occupied by Harry Hanson and his
wfe and four children. They tried to
nselst In the rescue, but Redman had
carried his wife to the street before they
could force the front door. The flames
then spread with great rapidity and
caused considerable excitement among
mill employes in the vicinity, as several
steam factory sirens sounded continu
ously to summon the fire engines. Be
fore the firemen controlled the blaze both
Jiouses were atlame.
Mr. and Mrs. Redman were taken to
the Episcopal Hospital, where the woman
Is In a serious condition from shock and
burns, and has lost all her hair, Red
man was badly burned about the arms
and hands. Both will recover.
CBIPPIiED TOOD SHIP IN POBT
HALIFAX, N. 8., Jan. 2 The crippled
American steamship Camlno, carrying
supplies for Belgians from Ban Francisco,
was towed here today by four steamships.
She was without a rudder and her deck
house was shattered and her engines
made useless by the battering of the
storm through which she had passed.
Several of the crew were Injured vrhen
the hawsers by which she was being
towed parted Saturday night.
3?
RUSSIA'S LOAN
0P$30,00(r,000 -SPENT
IN U.S;
Secret Commission of Nino
Has Been Overseeing Etf;
pendituresvfor Munitions of
War.
Stato Dopartmont Will Act If
Tranoactlon Is Violation o
Prosidont'o Noutrallty Procla
mation. WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. A loah ot
130.000,000, to be expended In the United
States In tho purchaso of arms, ammuni
tion, clothing and other munitions, has
been obtained by the Russian Govern
ment. This money is being Bpent under" fl
tho direction of a commission of nJris J
members.
Alexander Scherbatskt, counselor of the
Russlam Embassy, is president of thq
commission. Captain A. Zadde,, of the
Russian army, one of tho members of ttid
commission, is now at the Bridgeport
Brass Works, In Connecticut, Inspecting
orders being filled by that concern.
C. J. Mcdzlkovskl, a member of the
commission, whoso duty It is to keep tn
touch with affairs at the Russian trade
division of tho National Association of
one of these serial scouts. J A
Describing the sinking of the British i'
cruiser, the statement said: '
"Tho British cruiser, according to re
llablo Information, suffered heavily from
tho flro of our heavy guns, and was thoit
sunk by a Gorman torpedoboat by two
well-aimed shots. A German airship,
which followed the battle closely, saw
tho cruiser sink."
Tho statement gave these other addi
tional details of the battlo:
"Two English torpodobonts wore also
sunk. Our airships reported that other
English ships were seriously damaged.
"Well-Informed Germans declare they,
have .Information that an English battle
cruiser waB sunk by a Gorman torpedo
boat with two shots, after tho cruiser
previously had suffered severely from the
fire of our guns," said, the official bulletin.
BRITISH FORCED TO QUIT
BATTLE, DISPATCHES. HINT
LONDON. Jan. 28.-The Admiralty tiast
addpd nothing to its original and Jrld j
siaicmenv 01 aunaay nigm regaraing; wo.
btllllant naval victory in the North Ba
although the Official Press Bure'&u Im?
night gave out the following ftiessage de
ceived by tho Admlrnlty from Field Mar
shal Sir John "French:- -- '-'
''I and the army In France "hope thaj q
'Concluded on rage Tour
OIL MAGNATE'S SON
AND "MOTHER" JONES
CORDIAL IN MEETING
'Come and See Me," Rocke
feller Says "Why1! of
Course," Aged Strike
Leader Agrees.
UPJOHN EDWIN NEVIN
NEW YORK. Jan. 28. Tho "open door"
to 2G Broadway, citadel of Standard Oil,
today was shown to "Mother" Janes. The
latchstrlng wns thrown out by no less
a personage than John D. Rockefeller,
Jr., second In command in the great
financial organization.
And 'Mother" beamed benlgnedly on
the son ot America's wealthiest man and
agreed to tell him later In the week what
she thinks he can do to prevent further
trouble In tho Colorado mining fields.
A husky blue-coated policeman escorted
ETtockefoller to the crowded room.. As the
young millionaire came down the aisle ha
espied "Mother" Jones In a seat well In
front. He bowed to her and she cam
over and they Bhoolc bands.
"I wish very much that yon will oont
down to my orflce at your convenience. "
said Rockefeller. "There are so manif
things on which you can enlighten !,
We may not work at cross-purposes it
we discuss freely and frankly what you
know. You have been out there among
these men and know them Intimately.
Why can't you come down soonf '
The,, veteran labor leader seemed non
plussed for a moment. Then she replied-,
"Why, of course, I would be glad tf
accept. I will come down whenever I1
suits you."
"Ail right, then, madam," said Rocke
feller. "Jvy here will arrange It." HI
then turned to Ivy Lee, his secretary,
who arranged the interview for later I
the week.
POLICE TAKE PRECAUTIONa
Twenty detectives and six policemen in
uniform were assigned by the police d
partment to keep order at the hearing
In City Hall. The presence there of a,
number ot radical leaders ot the Indus
trial Workers o( the World and the agita
tlon over the unemployment question Ifed
to this precaution being taken
Mr Rockefeller recommended the hlrlns
of ministers of the Gospel to preach 10
the working men of corporations whosa
plants are situated in Isolated regions.
Concluded on Mute Tws
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