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Cloudy With Probably Rain
Tonight and Tuesday
WASHINGTqy, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 1, 1915.
PRICE ONE CENT.
Schism Develops in Ranks of
Liquor Men in Effort to Stem
the Rising Tide of Prohi
Beer People Assert "Something
Was Slipped Over" on Them
When War Revenue Tax
By JUOSON C. WELLIVER.
Beer and whisky have split. At
least, they're by way of splitting.
Their quarrel has to do with dif
ferent ideas of fighting back
against the prohibition movement
that is getting so menacing to both
The beer people are developing
the theory that if they would cut
loose from the whisky forces, and
insist that beer is comparatively
harmless, while whisky is so strong
and raw that it needs a chaser,
why, the "drys" might ultimately
be induced to turn their guns ex
clusively against whisky.
Then, instead of getting all al
coholic liquors barred whenever a
State joins the dry belt, they might
have a chance to get whisky barred
but save beer, especially if they!
would go to producing a beer with
a very low alcoholic content.
Extent of Schism Not Known.
How far tha achlam between whisky
and beer has proceeded Is not accur
ately known. But it Is stated tlatly,
on the authority of people in the con
fidence of the big brewing Interest,
that there Is more and more disposition
among the brewers to go It alone and
keep away from the whisky forces.
The whisky forces resent this, ac
cording to the stories In circulation,
and charge that the beer element Is
really responsible for most of the trou
ble of the business. They say that
breweries have been getting In tho hab
it of financing saloons In order to insure
a retail market for their particular
brands of beer and that this has hurt
the saloon business by fretting into tt
too many Irresponsible people, who arc
merely agents and distributers for brew
eries. Further, the distilling Interests lean
to the opinion that the methods of the
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Highest Tribunal Grants Mo
tion of Attorneys for Georg
ian Charged With Murder.
Granting the motion of the attorneys
for Leo M. Frank, convicted by the
Georgia courts of the murder of Mary
Phagan, the Supreme Court this after
noon announced that it would advance
the hearing of arguments out of the.
The request for advancement was con
cur! ed In by the Georgia attorneys.
Had the motion been refused tho case
would not have come up for argument
ror several yeurs. Argument was set
for February 3.
The Senate Judleliry Committee met
today and discussed informally several
bills, but took no action. Another
meeting will he held Tuesday If a quor
um can be procured, which Is doubtfui.
The Sheppard rerolutlon for a na
tional prohibition amendment, which
has been reported bv a subcommittee,
will bo taken up at an eaily meeting.
It was briefly discussed today.
The bill to tlx the salary of the au
ditor of the District Supiomc Court won
touched upon, but no action was taken.
Wheat Jumps as May
Options Sell at $1.56
CHICAGO. Feb. l.-Wheat started the
month In aeroplatio fashion today when
Mav options opened at $1.54 per bushel.
Tho wheat skyrocketing continued un
til Mas wheat Bold at II M and July op-
tloIV! A.,w;V ,Al " 45 Mn' wh't 0l(l
at t M, and .luU whent for JL3S
Had weather londltloni were partly re.
sponsible foi tho bis Jump, as receipts
were reduced to a minimum.
ADVANCED BY CGI
TO PLACE COTS IN ROOM OF
PRESIDENT AT CAPITOL
President Wilson this morning granted permission to the Ser-geant-at-arms
of the Senate to place cots in the President's room at
the Capitol for the use of "filibustered" Democrats, or even Repub
licans. The request was made of Secretary Tumulty by Senator
Blair Lee of Maryland, who explained to the secretary that inas
much as it looked as though there would be night sessions aH week
there ought to be a comfortable place accessible to the Senate cham
ber where tired-out Senators could sleep between roll calls.
How many cots are to be placed in the room has not been de
cided, but the chances are that before nightfall the room will re
semble somewhat the interior of a "Hotel de Gink."
In 'Jitney Bus' Service
With Baltimore Line Opening Question Occupies
Considerable Attention at District Building; Mat
ter of License Simple, Is General Belief.
Washington is becoming much interested in the "jitney bus" idea
as the result of the series of articles in The Washington Times. The
fact that a "jitney bus" service is to be inaugurated tomorrow in Bal
timore has brought the Western innovation almost to the doors of the
Capital, and its success there will be followed undoubtedly by the ap
pearance on the streets of this city of the 5-cent buses that "take you
anywhere you want to go."
Already there have been inquiries in official circles as to the laws
governing a service such as the "jitney buses" give in Western cities,
and the consensus of official opinion seems to be that all that is neces
sary is the taking out of the regular license for each bus. Such
licenses for a ten-passenger "jitney bus" will not exceed $10 a year.
ONLY LICENSE NEEDED.
At the District building today, the
question of the "Jitneys" occupied con-Mm-able
attention. One or two officials
advanced ,tha opinion that a chartor
from Congress might be necessary, but
tho vlewo.f ,thjnajority was tnai mo
service could be started by anyone who
took, out the necessary license for each
car and driver.
It was pointed out that the Metro
politan Coach Company, which operates
the herdlc buses, is chartered by Con
gress, but this charter also gives tho
company authority to issue stock and
sell bonds, and unless the promoters of
the "Jitney" service Intended also to
Issue stocks and bonds, such a charter,
In the opinion of tho majority, would
not be necessary. ...,.
In many cities of the West, whore tho
6-cent automobilo service has proven
EXPECTS. NO PROTEST
ON SHIPPING BILL
Secretary Bryan Denies Other
Nations Have Filed Com
plaint to Measure.
Secretary of State Bryan, In a for
mal statement today, declared that
"no nation has protested against the
passing of the shipping bill, and It Is
not likely that any nation will or
would, since the bill does not neces
sarily raise any diplomatic question."
The Secretary's statement was made
in denial of reports that the allied
governments opposed the bill on the
grounds that It opened an avenue for
the sale of German and Austrian mer
chant ships interned In American har
bors. Secretary Bryan would not discuss
the charges that, anticipating passage
of the bill, tho governments of Great
Britain, France and Russia had made
formal protests against the transfer
of interned ships of the Germanic
allies to American registry.
Maj. Owen Heads
Retired Officer Named By Presi
dent on Board to. Makes Tests
at United States Mints.
Major William M. Owen. U. S. A., re
tired, ot Washington, was named by
President Wilson today us chairman of
the commission to examine and test the
weight of fineness of the coins reserved
at the Federal mints during the calen
dar year 1914 Major Owen lives at
2919 Ontario road
Others named nu tho commission are
Congressman Wllllath A. Ashbrook,
ranking member of the Committee en
Coinage. Weights and Measures; James
A. Bryan, of Now hern. N t ; William
I. Saunders, of I'lainfleld, N. J., John
I McNeil, of Durnngo, Colo.; Hugh
Dougherty, of Indianapolis, Prof.
Charles W. Kemp, of the I Diversity of
Virginia, Hugo u nothnrt, of Hunting
burg, lnd. A W., Kopp of Plattevlllo,
Wis.; Prof. O. M W. Hpraguc, of Har
vard I'nlverslty, I A. Klschsr. of the
ptireaur of Standards, Leonard P. Mor
gan, assistant noter and refiner of tho
Philadelphia Mint. It ' lluwes, of St.
I.oiiImj lr Owen 1. Kl tin, of the I'nl
verslty of 1'ennsylvai a, Hon H,
Oroff, of Victor, Mont., and Kenyan U.
Conger, of Irvlngton, N. Y.
such an Immediate success, tho passen
gers are delivered at points convenient
to their own door steps, but street
formations and residential conditions
often combine to send the machines aver
reasonably definite routes. This w.u!d
mont.Hkely bo ihe case in Washington.
If the "Jitney" service should bo started
hero, in which caso tho regulation would
come under paragraph 14, section 7. of
the general license act of 1902. This
paragraph reads as follows:
Persons, firms, or corporations op
erating vehicles for hire or for the
transportation of passengers In tho
District of Columbia with sufficient
regularity to enable the public to take
passage therein at any point Inter
mediate to the stable or stand of
such vehicle, or operate such
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GIVING FREE RIDES
Chairman Johnson Seeks Action
to Stop Lobbying for Police
men and Firemen.
Minority Leader Mann prevented
consideration In the House .ioday of
the Kahn bU granting free transpor
tation to members of the fire and po
lice departments on the street cars of
This legislation, however, has been
carried in similar form In the District
appropriation bill, but Chairman
Johnston, of the District Committee,
sought action today on a separate
bill with an amendment to check "lob
bying" for legislation in behalf of
policemen and firemen.
Mr. Mann said this amendment would
force a street car conductor to nlvestl
Kate whether every policeman and fire,
man had filed his affidavit.
Chairman Johnson said tho amedn
ment was offered because tho District
Committee developed that a lobbyist
had been paid $5,000 to furthor certain
legislation for the crossing policemen,
and he had done no work for these po
licemen. Nevertheless, tho bill was
stricken from the unanimous consent
calendar on Mr. Mann's objection. The
simpler provision for free transporta
tion Is carried in the District appropria
MUST STAND TRIAL
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 1. Judge A.
B. Anderson, in tho United States
court for tho Indiana district, today
ovorruled the demurrer of twenty
seven defendants to the Indictment
charging conspiracy to corrupt the
Teire Haute Sections. The Jurisdic
tion of tho court was attacked.
As a result of tho ruling, 11G Torre
Huu to politicians must stand trial.
Of these, 83 had nlready ploaded guil
ty and 6 not gulltq. Mayor Donn M.
Roberts and Judge Kll Hodman, of tho
Vigo circuit court, and Sheriff Dennis
Shea are most prominent among those
who will fight the caso. With them
Is most of the Terre Haute official
Following the decision, the twentv
sevun defendants pleaded not guilty.
The cases of the 115 defendants were
set for trial March I.
MANN BLOCKS OIL
SENATE LIKE CAMPCOUF
AS CONTINUAL SHIP AM8R0S
BILL FIGHT BEGINS MS IN PRISON
With Filibuster Organized for
Indefinite Period, Cots Are
MAY SOON AGREE TO VOTE
Republican Leaders, However,
Say They Are Prepared to
Keep Right On.
With the filibuster against the ship
purchase bill organised, to go on In
definitely, tho Senate end of the Capi
tol today took on rather the appearance
of a camp than of a hall of legislation.
Cots and beds were put In ftlces In
ths Capitol and In the Senate Office
Messengers departed from their usual
routine today to engage In the business
of carrying nhout pillows nnrt bedding
making up beds, and tornglng for blank
ets All that wuh needed to make n
war-time sccno complete was a few
Tnckllng the filibuster with renewed
energy this morning, tho Senate Demo
cratic leaders decided to hold the Sen
ate In continuous session until there
has either been a voto on the hill or an
agreement to voto.
AII-NiRht Session Ahead.
This means that the Senate will be
In sehslon all night tonight, and that
probably there are several all-night ses
sions ahead The filibuster has become
the hardest and most bitterly fought
one in the memory of men now In the
Senate. How long It will last la a mat
ter of conjecture.
Senator Fletcher, In charge of the bill,
arrived at the Capitol this morning with
a camping outfit. As 1ih went Into tho
Democratic cloakioom with It under his
arm he declared there would be u con
tinuous session until the bill went
Senator Kern llkewl-e announced tho
SeiuUo. A'cul,' be held In pontVuuotit) pen-'
slon until there had been a vote.
One of the possibilities Is that an
agreement lo vote in tho near future
will be reached. One of the plans of
the Democratic lenders Is to ask for the
tho llxing of a date to ote- a week or
ten days ahead.
Ilepubllcaun leader.- asserted today
they were prepared to hold out for an
Indefinite period. Tho thing which they
fear chiefly is that what they call
"rough house" parliamentary tactics will
be resorted to override them.
A considerable crowd occupied tho
galleries today. Francis Sayrc and Miss
Margaret Wilson were among the spec
tutors. Senator Reed of Missouri has given
notice of a speech tonight on tho Immi
gration bill veto. Ho Is against the Im
migration bill and for the veto. Much
wonder has been aroused over why he
should undertake such a speech at this
time, it was rumored about tho Capitol
today that tho real purpose was to have
a point of order raised that his re
marks were not relevant to the ship
purchase bill, have the point of order
sustained, and thus take him from the
floor. Some of tho Republicans thought
they saw in this a plan to take Repub
licans from the floor on tho ship pur
chase bill unless they discussed the ship
purchase question and nothing else.
Senator Stone of Missouri has given
notice of a speech Tuesday In defense
of the President
Senator William Alden Smith led off
today against tho ship purchase bill.
The Senate met at 10 o'clock, and about
half an hour was consumed getting a
quorum. Then Senator Smith, who
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IN WHITE SLAVE CASE
Supreme Court Rules That
Victim Can Be Indicted on
The Supreme Court today handed
down an important decision In constru
ing the white slave law, wht?n tt re
versed tho Federal court for the north
ern district of Illinois, which has held
that Clnra Holt, who was taken willing
ly from Illinois Into Milwoukee for Im
moral purposes, was not guilty of con
spliacy to commit a crime.
Tho lower court had sustained a de
murier to the indictment as not stating
a crime. The Supremo Court held that,
although tho woman went willingly and
was a party to the arrangement by
which she waM transported, hor trans
portation was a crime against the Gov
ernment, and she had been guilty of the
crlmo notwithstanding in the eyes of
the law she was ulsu the "victim."
Justices Lamar and Day dissented.
Tho case b an Important ono in the
estimation of Government law officers
In that it broadens the scope of the
white slave law.
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Mi'' at 10.
Struggle over ship pin chase resun i
Filibuster goea on and Democrats p i
a continuous tesslon to break It.
Mot at noon
Considered loutiue bills on unanlmoi
I'OHtofflce Cuinmltteo held hearing v
bills lo broaden law cluUlni
scurillous mutter fiom mails.
C INDICT WOMAN
District Lawyer Convicted of
Embezzlement of $ 4,650
From Limerick Estate.
THREE YEARS FOR REILLY
Release of Both Defendants on
Bonds of $5,000 Each Fol
Yi Hliam E. Ambrose, a member of the
Dlstrlet bar, who was convicted on two
counts of an Indictment charging the
embezzlement of notes worth $4,630 from
tho ostate of Charles Limerick, was sen
tenced to ton years In tho penitentiary
by Chief Justice Covington, In Criminal
Lourt No. 1, today.
William B. Rellly. another attorney,
convicted on twn mnni in inui.n.,ni.
charging the cmbexrlement of notes
aiuea at 5,E00, owned by tho estate of
ranz a. Ixjclihoohler, was sentenced to
three j ears' Imprisonment.
Motions for new trials In both cases
wero overruled before sentences were
Appeals were noted and the defendants
were released on bonds of .r,000 each.
Prosecutor John E. l.askey. In mov
ItiK for the sentence of Attorney Rellly.
Informed tho court that no explanation
for tho ytlnic chutged had been made
by tho defendant, and that no offer of
restitution hn,l been made. He said
that a total loss or 5..Vo hud been suf
fered by tho Lorhhoehlers.
.Thei.rourt ronmunted upon the fact
tnai it was a very unpleasant duty to
Perform In sentencing the defandant,
ami called the attention to his advanced
age and previous good character.
Chief Justice Covington reviewed the
testimony In the Ambrose case and
laid emphasis on the fact that there was
evidence to the effect that the attorney
had converted to his own use the funds
In the Mnfrlscy and Brown estates and
hod, used the funds Intrusted to him as
receiver f tb. Flint Co-vpervJye B,,Kfc.
in,: iisoilatidn of Georgetown, Includ
ing J0.O00 which had been forfeited on
the bond of J. Barton Miller, the de
faulting secrotary of tho concern, who
Is now serving a term of twenty years
In the penitentiary for embezzling funds
of tho association.
Referring to the contention of counsel
for Jlr. Ambrose that restitution of
fundi, from tho various estates and tho
bankrupt building association, alleged to
have been embezzled, Chief Justice Cov
Ingti.n said that he had reached the
conclusion after an Investigation that
the restitution should not constitute an
He said that the court was Inclined to
frown upon the means of restitution In
one instance, meaning the assistance
given to Mr. Ambrose by members of
the bai and other friends.
HURT By BLIZZARD
Chicago and Most of Middle
West and Northwest Storm
Bound Railroads Delayed.
CHICAGO, Fob. l.-Chlcago and most
of the middle West and Northwest to
day was stormbound. A blinding snow,
carried before a gale which whipped off
Lake Michigan, turned Into a veritable
rain sheet yesterday when temperatures
rose to spring marks. Then followed
freezing temperatures that coated tele
phone and telegraph wires, streot car
trolleys and streets and pavements with
One person, a street car conductor,
was killed and scores Injured as direct
results of the storm here.
Several were struck down by automo
Railroad traffic so far has boon only
partially delayed. Telegraph and tele
phone companies report hundreds of
miles ow wire ripped from poles, and in
many instances the poles themselves
Still lower temperatures and more rain
and snow were predicted for today and
TWO UN FACE
Charges resulting from an early
Sunday morning raid on two apart
ments in tho neighborhood of Fourth
street and New York avenue, wore
preferred against two women by -the
so-called "vice squad" in Police Court
Poarl Akron, charged with conduct
ing a disorderly house, forfeited $100
which had boon deposited as collat
eral for her appearance In court to
whlle Grace W. Allen, charged
conducting an unlicensed bar.
.tided a jury trial and was re
on $300 ball.
is claimed by the officers who
the arrests that three women
e men wero found In the Ak-
man s apartment. They said
reats to break down the door
ado before they were admlt-
i o charges have been made
the men, who gave fictitious
Cults. Colo. Simpson, Howes,
n conducted tho raids.
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GEN. SIR IAN HAMILTON,
Head of British home army, which is charged with the defense of the
British Isles against invasion.
British Admiralty, Expecting Fresh Attacks Near
Home Ports, Sends Out Flotillas of Destroyers
and Light Cruisers to Patrol Irish Sea In
terest in Possible Invasion Revived.
LIVERPOOL, Feb. 1. Underwriters here today raised the
rate of insurance on coastwise shipping from 5 to -20 shillings -per
100, as the result of the German submarine raid off Fleet
wood. k LONDON, Feb. 1. "Von Tirpitz can't starve England outand
he knows it. His submarine raids are comparable to the efforts of a
squad of sharpshooters against a whole army. His main purpose is to
frighten England, and he will never succeed."
This was the statement today of a high admiralty official. He
would not permit his name to be used. Like other naval officers, both
here and at Paris, he asserted that the sensational activities of Ger
man submarines on Saturday and Sunday are features of the new
policy of warfare first publicly suggested by Grand Admiral von Tir
pitz, of the German navy, in his interview with Karl H. von'Weigand,
of the United Press.
The German under-sea raids have
served to awaken new interest in
the homo army, an organization of
500,000 men, under tho command of
Uen. Sir Ian Hamilton, whose sole
object is to repel an Invasion of tho
English Isles. There has been some
speculation as to whether the feats
of the German submarines were not
planned for the purpose of recon
noltering the English coasts as well
as attempting to harass English
ocean trade. The country Is believed
to be In an excellent state of pre
paredness, however, and no apprehen
sion is felt as to the ability of Uen
eral Hamilton and his home army
to deal with any effort to effect a
landing of the enemy's forces on these
The admiralty anticipates further
raids and the lots of more Urltlsh mer
chantmen. No attempt Is made to con
ceal this belief here. Having demon
strated their wido cruising radius by
sinking three Urltlsh vessels in tho
Itish Sea and two others in the English
Channel off Havre, the German under
sea craft are expected to make fresh
Flotillas of destroyers and light
cruisers were patrolling the Irish Sea
ofT Liverpool today, hoping to catih.
sight of a German submarine that
chased the I einhtor off the entrance to
Dubl'n Iiay esterduy. It is now gen
eralh nrcepted hero that the U-21 was
accompanied by at leant ono other of
the latest and most powerful design of
German bubuiarino when she sent tho
Kilcosn, Hen Ciuachcn, and Linda
nianehe to the bottom. Some admlrulty
officials profess to believe that a whole
Miuadroii or German submarines Is
now operating off the west coast. The
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Declares Austria-Hungary Is
United in Purpose to Push
War to Successful End.
Denying reports that Foreign Minister
Burlan was In Berlin to talk peace with
IHmperor William. Ambassador Dumhn.
of Austria-Hungary, announced today
that he has personal nssurances from
the ministry that Austr'a-Hungary Is
united In Its nurnose of nushimr thn .,
to a successful conclusion. He declared
hllBlnnuii nnllffltlnim in l..i n..m. .-.
archy are normal, that the theaters are
well attended and that ther Is every
reason to bellovo that Austria Is not
urging peace upon Berlin.
Tho Austrian ambassador said Minis
ter Burlan is In Berlin primarily to ar
range through the Pnlted Stateb for hot
ter treatment of Austrian prisoners of
war by Russia. Appeals which Mln s.
ter Burlan has made through Secrotary
of State Bryan for human treatment of
war prisoners have not even been
acknowledged by the Tzars government.
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Kaiser's New Regiments; Un
nerved by Foe's Bayonets
Suffer Severe Losses, Break
and Flee Under Fire.
Paris Claims Destruction of
Enemy's Trenches Along
the Aisne and Capture of
Positions Near Soissons.
PARIS, Feb. 1. The Kaiser's
fresh troops have been hurled into
action near Ypres and thrown
back with severe losses. Bayonet
attacks unnerved the new regi
ments and they retreated in dis
order. This was the most important
news from the front today. In ad
dition, official dispatches claimed
destruction of German trenches by
French artillery at several points
along the Aisne and the capture.of
Gcrniaq positions west of Sois
sons. Heavw German re-enforcements,
brought to the battle front along
the'rallr&id line running from Cs-.
tend, receive thejr baptism of fire
in a charge against the French po-
sitions southeast of Ypres. A day
light attack was ordered. The Ger
mans advanced double quick upon
the French trenches. Their lines
wavered under hot machine gun
fire, and they broke and fled in dis
order when the allies soldiers leap
ed from their trenches in a bril
liant bayonet attack .
Attack Repulsed With Ease.
New 8 of the repulse ot the Gcimans
near Ypres was teceived with great cn-tlii-Fliis-m
here. For tee:ul days re
ports from a number of soi'rces have
brought word that the German general
Btaff was massing fresh lcglments near
Ypres for a might smash thtoi'gh the
allied lines. The ease with which tho
first attacks were tepulsed int-plied' con
fidence In military circles here.
French artlllei have maintained an
incessant bombardment of the German
positions along the Aisne foi the last
twenty-four hours Aerial scoutn re
ported that the shelling waa remaik
ably effective. In the Solpsont, region
French gunners efToctuall silenced
a German battery v.lilch had resumed
shelling Solssons fiom a plateau on the
north bank of the Aisne
Still Fighting Before Verdun.
A violent artillery duel was in prog
ress today from Ypres north to the sea
coast. Tho army ot tho Gentian crown
prince continued -shelling French
trenches outfclde Verdun in an effort to
press closer to the forts, but tho shell
lire has been Ineffective.
Comparative quiet has reigned In the
Vosgea and in Alsace for the past twenty-four
hours, official dispatches assert.
Russians Capture Tabriz
And Gain in East Prussia
PCTROGBAD, Feb. 1. Tabriz has
been occupied bv the Russians, it wasj
officially announced hero today. Rus
sian troops took full posbcsfiloii of tha
city Saturday nfternoon.
Tabrlr. Is the capital of the province
of Azerbaijan, northern Persia, and a
city of 175 000. It had been occupied by
Turks and Kuids.
Stiongly re-enforced, tho Germans in
East Prussia are concentrating their
efforts to halt the march on Koenlgs
bcrg by smashing at tho 'Russian cen
ter west of Pllkallen. Desperate fight
Ink Is in progress in the forests of tho
Pllkallen legion, but official dispatches
today claimed further blight gains for
tho Czar's ninth at my.
Austro-German division are losing
heavily In their attempt in pi,sli north
ward through tho Caipathlans to tha
relief of Piaemysl. Dctween the Duk
la nnd I'fczok passes u g ncral engage
ment Is in progress. In tl.e I'stok le
glon tho Russians have token many
West of Warsaw, Russian forces hava
recaptured trenches occupied bv tho
Germans In an Infantry dim so Friday
night. German dead were found strewn
along the battle front pear Borzhymow,
Official dispatcher today claimed that
four regiments of Goneral on .Macken
zen's foices participated In tho German
charge, and that thoy suffeted heaw
losses. The Russians captured throe
officers, sixty men, and a inuchine gun
In the bayonet chargo that resulted In
the recapture of the lo.Ht trem hes.
Onl small outpost engagements wero
reported In dispatched from LJukoMna