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4& NORWICH, CONN., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 191:
VOL. LVII. NO. 38 SIXTEEN PAGES. PRICE TWO CENTS , - - -- , ... TfiTBuIietin's Circulation in Norwich is Double That ny Other Paper, and Its Total Circulation is the Lgsst in Con to the City's Population British Admiralty Reports Bombs Did Damage to German Gun Positions in Belgium BERLIN CELEBRATES VICTORY OVER RUSSIANS Germany Awaiting Details Expectantly, in the Belief That the Victory is an Important One Between the Nieme River and the Lower Vistula Five Separate Engagements ere in Progress Both Vienna and Petrograd Assert Their Arms Have Gained Advantages in the. Carpathians Nothing Noteworthy is Reported from Belgium and France. A spectacular air raid by 34 British naval air craft has taken place in Belgium and the British admiralty re ports that bombs dropped by the air men did damage to Gorman gun posi tions, railway stations and railway lines. As the zone of important military operatiocij. the Kaft has completely taken the place of France and Belgium. At various points almost from the Bal tic sea in the north to F.ukowina in the south, severe engagements are in progress, while in the west only ar tiilery duels, with here and there a small sortla by infantry are taking1 piace. In Poland the heaviest battles are in progress. Between the Nieme river and the lower Vistula five separate engage ments are being fought. Further south in Poland artil'ery duels are tailing place and in the Carpathians the same 6aaB:uinary fighting that has been go iru? on for days continues. While no ciaims of successes are made by either the Russians or the Germans in I'o l.mtl, both Vienna and Petrograd as sert that their arms have gained ad-1 vr n tages. j The flags in Berlin again are flying in celebration of a victory over the Russians in East Prussia and under the eyes of the German emperor. The extent of the defeat administered to the Muscovite forces by Field Marshal Von lilndenburg had not yet beeamoe imown officially, 'but Germany is awainting the news expectantly and in the belief that the victory has been an important one. The be'ie.f is en jrndered by an unofficial report that ig-bt army corps were rushed into Hast Prussia to strengthen the Ger mans in reipelimg the invaders. Ambassador Gerard at Berlin has delivered to the German government the note of the United States govern ment concerning Germany's proclam ation of a sea war zone and her stat ed intentions regarding the treatment of merchant ships entering the prescribed waters. Italy has appropriated 534,000,000 for military expenses up to July. The BhiOsh steamer Torquay has been towed into Scarborough, England, ' badly damaged, having either struck a mine or been torpedoe d. Petrograd hears that Germany and Austria have declared the independ ence of Poland and that a. convention has been called for the choosing of a king. Five French aviators have dropped bombs on a German military aero drome near Aluelhausen. 34 AIRSHIPS RAID BELGIAN COAST TOWNS. Commander Grshame-White Fell Into the Sea, But Was Rescued. London, Feb. 12, 7.45 P. m. The of fieial information bureau today issued the following statement: Thirty-four naval aeroplanes raided Bruges, Zeebrugge. Ostend and Blank enberghe (all in Be'gium). Claude Grahame-White fell. lie was rescued." A description of the raid was given out by the official information bureau as follows: "The secretary of the admiralty makes the following announcement: "During the last 24 hours combined aeroplanes and seaplane operations have been carried out by Che naval wing in the Bruges, Zeebrugge, Blank-c-nberghe and Ostend districts, with a view to preventing the development of submarine bases and estimates. Thirty foiir naval aeroplanes and seaplanes took part Great Damage at Ostend. "Great damage is reported to have been done to the Ostend railway sta tion, which, according to present in formation, has probably been burned to the ground. The railway station at Blankenburge was damaged and the railway lines were torn up in many places. "Bombs were dropped on gun posi tions at Middlekerke and also on the power station and the German mine sweeping vessels at Zeebrugge, but the damage done is unknown. Encountered Banks of Snow. "During the attack the machines en counttred heavy banks of snow. N'o submarines were r.c--n. "Flight Commander Grahame -White fell into the sea off Nieuport and was readied by a French vfssel. Alt-hough exposed to a heavy gunfire from rifles .aircraft guns. machine (runs, etc., all of the pilots are safe. Two machines were damaged. "The seaplanes and aeroplanes were under the command of Wing Com mander Samfion, assisted by Wing Commander Longmore and Squadron Commanders Porte, Courtney and Ratliorne. Claude Grahame-White is one of the best known aviators, on account of his daring exploits and his success as a rakler. Ilo has made .several trips lo the United States, on one of which In the fall of 1910, he earned $75,000 In prizes. He has been in several ac cidents but was never injured serious ly. Last September he was appointed temporary flight commander in the British navy. His wife was Atiss Dor othy TayPw of New York. EAST PRUSSIA CENTER OF WAR ACTIVITY. Where Germans Have Compelled Rus sians to Evacuate Positions. London, Feb. 1, S.10 p. m. All eyes are now turned upon East Prussia, where the. German army, under obser vation if not the command of Em peror William, has taken the offensive arid compelled the Russians to evacu .... .ii-ons east of the Mazurian lakes and retire to their own terri tory. The Russians refer to this as a strategical retirement, but the Ger man official communication intimates that the appearance in this district of a strong new German force was a sur prise to the Russians and that the Germans captured 25,000 prisoners, i!0 cannon and 30,000 guns, in audition to a lot of war material. If the German statement is correct, the Russian re verse apparently is most as serious as that which the Muscovite forces suffered in the same place early in ih" war. Before the German official communi cation was received in London, mili tary men were inclined to look upon the Russian retirement as a wise move, declaring that It would compel the Germans to right the battle on Russian territory and away from their strategical railways. The army which the Germans flung so suddenly into East Prussia is believed to have cum bered 200,000 men and to have been made up of soldiers who have been lighting' on the Bzura and western fronts and of units of the new army which has just completed training In . central ' ietmany. ; The Germans have resumed the ol j fersive in Russian Poland on the right ! bav;k of the lower Vistula and have occupied the. town of iSerpec, which iie a short distance to the northwest of Plock. Thus the chief battleground in the east, has been transferred from the lines west and southwest of War saw to the north. RUSSIANS FORCED TO RETIRE BEFORE GERMAN ONSLAUGHTS Muscovites Give Up Their Positions East of the Mazurian Lakes. Berlin. Feb. 12, by Wireless Telegra phy to Sayville. The following state ment was issued today at army head quarters under date of Feb. VI: "In the western war theatre ogily artillery duels took place. The enemy expended an enormous amount of am munition against German positions in 'hampague, without gaining any suc cess worth mentioning. Near Souain the enemy attempted an infantry at tack, but, was repulsed with the loss of 120 prisoners. "'The number of prisoners in the Ar gonne was reported yesterday to have been increased by one officer and 119 men. Northwest of Verdun several of the enemy's trenches were taken. A French counter-attack made under a Geneva Hag was repulsed with consid erable loss for the enemy. The fortress of Verdun was shelled by German av iators with about 100 bombs. At Su delkopf, in the Vosges, the French suc ceeded in occupying a small outnost trench in front of the German posi tions. 'Eastern theatre: The emperor ar rived on the battlefield on the East Prussian frontier. Our operations there forced the Russians rapidlv to give up their positions east of " the Mazurian lakes. At the same place the righting is continuing. So far about 26,000 prisoners have been made. More than 20 guns and So machine g-uns have been taken. The amount of war material cannot yet be estimated. "In Poland, on the right bank of the v Istula, the Germans continued the of fensive reported yesterday. They took Sierpec and made some hundreds of prisoners. "On the left bank of the Vistula there 5s no change." The Geneva flag referred to above is the emblem of the Red Cross, adoptetl at the international convention at Geneva in 1S64. Defaulting Bank President Surrenders. Greeneville, Ky, Feb. 12. E. E. Gregory, president of the Central De posit City Bank of Central Citv, Kv surrendered to the authorities todav on a warrant charging him with making false, reports of the bank's condition to the state banking commissioner. He refused to given bond and was placed in jail. The bank was closed Saturday. Its capital was $40,000. No statement of assets and liabilities has been made. j Legislator Adjourn for Boxing IV-e ch. Charlest-jr. W. Va. Feb. 12. ' The the ! hnuse of deie.sra.iee ad1ourrvi thi aft- i ernoon ia orer that members m ight witness a ftcyisjr match. Th j tur is eensitterins the Otto" wnica rwvatifjj i-fcia'vs':R fr or lights. Coreraor xintis-d v;&s in to attend but did nit SLser. 27.e ited Dropped Dfad While Making Speech. -Anderson. Ind., Fe!. 1". Andrew Fath dropped dead yrtXX d8Uxrir; an address on Abrr&ca T-atveoln V school ch'.'.ciren here today. IF9?h TO:; a veteran of the Ctvil -war. Cabled Paragraphs Admiral Jellicoe Honored. London, Feb. 12., 12:15 p. m. King George today conferred the Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath on Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, commander o the British home fleet. Italy Votes $34,000,000 for Military Ex penses. Rome, Feb. 12, 10.15 p. m. The Italian government today appropriated 170,000,000 franca ($34,000,000) for fur ther military expenses up to Julv, 1915. Bubonic Plague in Havana. Havana, Feb. 12. Two cases of the bubonic plague have been discovered here. Three days ago there was one death from this disease. All of the cases are believed to have originated at the wharves used by European steamers. The sanitary authorities are taking the utmost precautions to pre vent the spread of the plague. New Steamer Disabled by Mine. Scarborough, England, Feb. 12, via London, Feb. 13. 12.36 a. m. -The new cargo .steamer Torquay of Dartmouth was towed into Soarb'orourrh harlwr tonight in a sinking condition, after either striking a mine or having been torpedoed, eight miles east of this port. The damage sustained by the steamer was amidships, one boiler having been penetrated. One man was killed and two were injured. DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN FINANCE. Another Step Taken by the Federal Reserve Board. Washington, Feb. 12. Another step in the development of American finance designed to bring in more ac cord with that of other nations was taken by the federal reserve board to day when it issued regulations govern ing the discount or purchase of bank ers' acceptances. The federal reserve a.ct authorized national banks to purchase accept ances based on the importation or ex portation of goods and the board's reg ulations mdi'-ate how banks may avail tlu-.mselves of the aid of the federal reserve banks in securing the re-discount of such paper and lay down the lines by which the reserve banks themselves will be guided in purchase or acceptances in the open market. Pefore the federal reserve act was passed, domestic dealings in accept ances were confined to state banks, trust companies and private banks. How far American banks may now proceed in taking away from London a share of this business, a considerable part of which is done with South America, officials here do not now pre tend to know. Althoxigh under today's regulations the reserve banks are not barred from outright purchases of acceptances, the board indicates a present preference for discount of such paper presented by member or other banks. The board announces that acceptances must be "payable in collars in the United States," a step toward making the dol lar sit least one of the mediums of in terraiional exchange. Weeks have been spent by the board in preparing the resolutions and many conferences have been held with the advisory council, some of tins gover nors of federal reserve banks and the federal reserve agents. BRITISH AERIAL WARFARE ON AN EXPANSIVE SCALE. Flew Over Belgium Through Banks of Snow. IjOndon. Feb. 12. Ariel warfare was wagged today on the largest scale in its history and under adverse circum stances from the standpoint of the weather. British airman, buffeting banks of snow in the air swept oven cities ot northern Belgium held by the Germans and dropped bombs on Os tein!, Bruges and other places. Thirty-lour aeroplanes and seaplan es of the British navy took part in the operations and all of them later re turned safely to their bast without casualties to their drivers, although two of the machines were damaged. The raid was made in order to prevent the devepolment of submarine bases and establishments which might fur ther endanger British warships and merchantmen. Although no submarines were reen, the British admiralty statement indi cates that the raid had satisfactory re sults for considerable damage Is said to have been done to German gun posi tions, railway lines and railway sta, tions. The Ostend station is report ed to have been set on lire and that at Blankenberge to have been bpdly damaged. German mine sweeping ves sels at Zeebrugge also came in for a hail of bombs, but the damage done to them has not been stated. At various points the airmen were received by the Germans with firing from anti-aerial guns and rifles. None of the airmen are reported by the ad miralty to have been wounded in these attacks. MADE SPURIOUS COINS WHILE IN CELL. Released Prisoner Had Money Belt With Counterfeit Quarters and Nic els. Boston, Feb. 12. Edgar Houldcroft, who was released from Ipswich jail after serving a sentence for drunken ness, was arraigned before a federal commissioner today on a charge of passing counterfeit coins and admitted having made them in his cell. Hould croft carried a money belt in which were a large number of quarters and molds which he utilized In his cell at molds which heutilized in his cell at times when he was supposed to be making ornaments, according to offi cials. Income Tax Applied to Mining Com panies. Boston. Feb. 12. The federal su preme court will be called upon to de termine the constitutionality of the in come tax as applied to mining com panies. The district court in dismiss ing today a bill in equity of John IL Stanton of New York which sought to restrain the officers of the Baltic Min ing Company from paying an income tax on the ground that it was uncon stitutional, allowed an appeal. The only question involved, the court held, was a constitutional one. $2,000,OCO for Alaskan Railway. Washington, Feb. 12. After a long discussion, the house today voted to retain in tee sundry civil bill an ap prpriation of J2.000.000 for use of the Alaska engineering commission on the government railway project. Virtual ly aU 81,000,000 expropriated last year for thia purpose has already been spent Sr. sm-veys aad other work preliminary to actual construction. Warning Sent j to Carranzal TO RESPECT RIGHTS OF FOREIGN : DIPLOMATS NO THREAT IS MADE ! But Implication That Serious Com-i i plications Might Arise if Foreign; Governments Withdrew These Rep- I resentatives. t Washington, Feb. 12. representa tions have been sent by the United States government to General Car ranza, pointing out that serious com plications may follow interference with the rights og the diplomatic corps in Mexico City in discharging their of- Advertise Where Today the daily newspaper is as great a necessity as the daily meal. -It is not less enjryed. It shapes the destinies of the house hold to a remarkable extent. Each member of the family circle pays tribute unconsciously every day and every hour to the potency of its power. As the subscriber to the daily paper of half a century ago was a distinguished man in his community today the man who does not receive one regularly is a curiosity. To be without a daily paper is to be out of touch with community and the worid. Both as a news and a business agent has the daily paper be come a household necessity. It furnishes the wherewith to start the day right. It is the paper with the news that is wanted. It is the paper with the news that satisfies and holds its reader.-:. It is therefore the paper with the news that has the circulation and provides the best advertising medium. The Bulletin covers its field thoroughly. This is evidenced by its circulation and it thereby furnishes the best proof of its worth as an advertising medium. Let it be jour daily business agent and get in touch with the reading and buying public. The following items were carried in its columns during the past week : Bulletin Telegraph Local General Total Saturday, Feb. 6.. 83 135 1003 1221 Mondav, Feb. 8.. 97 130 251 478 Tuesday, Feb. 9.. 87 116 216 419 Wednesday Feb. 10.. 114 99 203 416 Thursday, Feb. .11.. 93 146 307 546 Friday, Feb. 12.. 108 126 20 504 Totals 582 752 2250 3584 flria functions. It is understood that no specific ref erence was made to the cases of the Belgian and Spanish ministers, both of whom have been expelled from Mex ico by Garrunza. The communication, which John R. Silliman, personal rep resentative of President Wilson at M'evin) City, was instructed to show to General Obregon, the commandant there, and transmit it likewise to Car ranza, was of a general character covering the delicate situation of all the diplomats in the Mexican capital. Spanish Minister root moiesieu. Late today the state department was informed by Consul Canada that .law Caro, tiie Spanish minister, reached yera Cruz this afternoon and imme diately had gone aboard a Spanish trans-Atlantic liner. Protection for him in his journey from Mexico City and yera Cruz bad formally been re quested by the Vnited States and he was not disturbed enroute. The min ister will sail for Havana Serious Consequences Implied. While officials were reticent to dis cuss the communication sent to Car ranza, it was understood that in a iriendiy, but firm spirit the Wsahing ton government pointed out that it would be to Carranza's interest Co ac cord the diplomats facilities for com municating with their governments and all the usual courtesies of their positions. No indication was given as to wiiat course the American gov ernment would pursue if this was not complied with, but the implication that serfous complications might ensue if foreign governments withdrew their diplomatic renree-tatives was said to have been conveyed. POLITICAL RELATIONS OF CHINA AND JAPAN. Conferences Which Have Been in Proaress Terminated Yesterday. rekin?. Feb. 12. The conferences which have been in progress between diplomatic representatives of China and Japan concerning the future po litical relations of the countries were terminated yesterday by the Japanese ambassador. Ekl Hioki, who Informed the Chinese foreign minister, Lu Cheng-K3iang, that Japan was not al together satisfied with China"s atti tude. Today, however, the Chinese government instructed its minister at Tokio to consult with Baron Kato, Japanese foreign minister, with a view to composing the differences if possi ble. It Is stated that the Chinese foreign minister recognized the right of Japan to make proposals concerning Man chnria and Shantung, but was inclined to differ with Japan in regard to mat ters at issue -which affect the other provinces. PLEADED GUILTY OF SECON-D DEGREE MURDER Guiseppe Commisso Sentenced to Life Two Brothers Guilty of Man slaughter. Sew Haven Feb. 12. Guiseppe Com misso, who ipleaded guilty of murder in the second degree in the shooting of James Otobre in Xew Haven some months ago, was today sentenced to life imprisonment by Judge Curtis in the superior court. His brothers, Nic ola and Luig-ui. who were also. in volved, entered pleas of guilty of man slaughter and were given sentenced of from ons to three years and from one to one and one-half years, respective ly. Otobro was shot In the presence" of many churchgoers, after a quarrel over a woman. Hurricane, Tidal ir?ve and 'Quake .lvastate: an island of the samoan group VILLAGES DISAPPEARED Iron Roofs Tom Off and Blown Three Miles All Shipping Either Was Des troyed or Badly Damaged Soil Torn Up and Coffins Exposed. Tutuila. American Samoa, Feb. 12, by Wireless. Not only a hurricane, but with it an earthquake and a tidal wave swept Xo Man's Island of the Samoan group, as reported here two days ago. Fuller details received, to day show that three persons were kill- the News Is ed. one of whom was beheaded by living wreckage. Villages Disappear. Entire villages disappeared. Those of which traces remained were ruin ed. All shipping either was destroyed or badly damaged. Three-fourths of the cocoa palms, on which the islands depends upon for nourishment and their commerce in copra, were levelled, and all the re mainder injured. Some plantations were wiped out. It will be a year be fore any food plants can be lnougiit into bearing again, and three thousand inhabitants are destitute. The American gunboat Princeton is conveying food, clothing and tempo rary assistance but the n-ed for furth er aid is urgent, as the food supply is so low that starvation will set in be fore three weeks are out. The South but the situation left in the wake of this one is described as unprecedent Awful Fury of the Wind. At the height of the storm the fury of the winds was unbelievable. Iron roofs were torn off and blown three miles. The very soil was torn from the coral rock and the coffins in new made graves were left exposed. At one time the barometer stood at 2T.30. RECALLS THE HISTORIC HURRICANE OF MARCH, 1883 When the Brave Conduct of American Seamen Aroused Interest. San Francisco, Feb. 12. Today's message from Tutuila to the Asso ciated Press, and its brief predecessor of Wednesday describing the JIamia Islands disaster are the first news despatches ever received in America from the scene of the disaster. The historic hurricane of March l'j, 1SS!), when the American men-of-war Trenton, Vandalia and Nipsic and the German warships Adler and Eber were caught in the open harbor of Apia, were not reported in this country un til weeks later. That story was brought here by ves sel and because of the dramatic, inci dents connected with the brave con duct of the American seanwn, aroused such interest that it was sent over land on fljur wires simultaneously to a, length of thirty thousand words. The present hurricane appears to have done even greater property damage. A government wireless station was established at Tutuila last summer. Fro mthere the message received to daj probably was caught by the sta tion at Apia, built toy the German gov ernment and taken over by the British when they captured German Samoa. Thence it was relayed to the powerful commercial station at Honolulu and transmitted to the continent. FANNY CROSBY. SIGHTLESS HYMN WRITER, DEAD Although 95, She Continued Writing Hymns Almost to tha End. Bridgeport, Conn-, Feb. 12. Fanny Croeby. the 'blind hymn writer, died today at her home. In her ninety-fifth year. Her death was not unexpected, as her hieaith had been failing for some time. At her bedside were her niece, Mrs. Henry D. Booth, and other mem bers of the family with whom she hod mad her home for years. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Although her health had become more feebl, espcially within the last few months. Miss Croaby did not stop her work, but continwed writing hymns almost to th end Condensed Telegrams Mrs. Sorer.a Smith of Branford cel ebrated her 100th birthday yesterday. The hat factory of Bates. Hyatt & Miller at Bethel was destroved by lire. Loss $30,000. Governor Williams signed the oil conservation measure, pussc-U by the Oklahoma legislature. Having been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, the. I'nion Stock Yards in Cincinnati were reopened. Gov. W. C. McDonald issued a proc lamation re-establishing the quaran tine on cattle shipped into Xew Mex ico. President Wilson today nominated John IV A. Merrill, of Portland, Alain, to be L'nited States attorney for Alain e. The steamer Colon, which was driv en on the bar at the entrance to Topo lobampo harbor, Mexico, has been floated. Grace Crapone, 11, of Waterbury, is in a critical condition from burns re ceived when her clothing caught lire from a stove. . The Spanish general, Fermiii Cau denes, who signed the capitulation of Manila to the American forces in 1SUS, died in iladrid. The Tribuna of Rome, commenting on the American note t Germany, says it represents the point of view of all neutral powers. After a 10-day cruise in the Chesa peake Bay and tributaries, the United States cutter Apache returned to take on fuel and supplies. Collector of Customs Ryan has im posed fines aggregating $4,030 on ves sel owners for violations of the motor boat and navigation laws. Operations in the iron mines of New foundland, which were practically sus pended at the outbreak of the war, have been partly resumed. With a cargo of 5,000 bales of cotton, destined for Bremen, Germany, the Baltimore steamer Henry Williams sailed from Charleston, S. C. The schooner Frank E. Swain, which was discovered bottom tin. 75 miles off Cape Henry, last week, was picked up by the coast guard cutter Itasca. John S. Goodwin, a church choir boy, was fatally stabbed by an un known assailant on Park street, Bos ton, just after attending a, rehearsal. The communication of the. L'nited States government regarding Ger many's naval war zone, was received at the American embassy at Berlin yesterday. Laden with its maiden cargo, the new barge Georgia, nwneM by the i". Dough erty Company, left .Norfolk in tow of the tug Albatross, bound for Provi dnece, K. I. Samuel T. Pickard, biographer and literary executor of John Green!"? Whittier, the poet, died at the Whit tier homestead at Amesbury, Ma. -is., aeed ST years. A state peace conference called by Governor Capper to create public sen timent in favor of permanent peace among the nations opened at Topeka, Ka.-. Four members of the .1. T. Garrison family near Anson. Texas, are dead and four others seriously ill from pois oning by bread made from milk out of a rusty tin vessel. Legal proceedings have been started by Attorney General W. L. .Martin against the Alontgomery Advertiser to enjoin that newspaper from publish ing liquor advertisements. Four troops of United States cavalry who have been in the coal fields in Arkansas since early in November, were preparing to depart yesterday for the'i post at Fort Sheridan. 111. Immediate passsoe of a widowed mother's pension biil was urged in a report in the New York legislature by the Levy Commission appointed in 1913 to investigate the subject. Miss Carolyn Wilson, a newspaper correspondent who was released from custody' in Berlin Friday, is the daughter of Joseph A. Wilson of Bev erly, Alass. She is 2: years old. The Ellicott Machine Corporation has arranged to launch from their sihp yard on February 20 a large steel hop per dredge being built for the govern ment for use at Galveston, Tex. The six-masted schooner Edward J. Lawrence was stranded for an hour on Jordan's Reef near the entrance to the Portland, Me., harbor. The schoon er was floated with the rising tide. Flags were displayed all over Boston in honor of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. A concert was given on the Common by the combined hands of three German liners in terned there. The Iowa senate adopted the woman sulrrage amendment, 3$ to 11. The measure which provides for the sub mission of the question to a vote of the people next full, now goes to the house. Ernest Nathan, former mayor of Rome and Italian commissioner-general to the Panama-Pacific exposition, left Washington for San Francisco, with Air. Catastini, secretary to the commission. One man was drowned and another is missing as the result of a mysteri ous harbor accident which happened iast night off the Union wharf at Fair haven. Alass. The dead man is Ali chael Burns of IVovidence. Five arrests were made on indict Davis of Portland drove at the time he was murdered at South Paris, Me., last September and for which Oxford Coun ty officials have serached the state, has been found at Mechanic Falls. "We hate to kill him, but we will" was the concluding sentence of a no tice found posted threatening death for County Judge y. H. Uenhardt. the destruction of Bowling Green, Ky by fire and it? public utilities by explos ives. Five arrestes were made on indict ments charging the murder of William Black, the anti-Catholic "cturer kill ed at Marshall, Texas last week dur ing n conference with a local commit tee wheih asked him t stop speaJting here. Ail at Sea on Shipping Bill PRESIDENT TURNS DOWN HOUSE COMPROMISE MEASURE. A COUNTER PROPOSAL Is Being Framed Which Would Allow the Government, After Two Years, to Turn Ships Over to the Navy to 3e Leased or Operated at Its Discretion. Rasmus ton, Feb. 12. The light over the government ship purchase bill w Mwted i.v.day from the stnaie to the. .louse In the senate the measure W'JCKed by determined republican orj losit:on. was displaced as the unfin ished business, and a cloture rule, de signed to terminate forcibly the filibus ter, was taken up. Administration forces began work tin a compromise bil; to be passed throucrh tno notise. Leaders on that side of the capitol however, were far from confi dent that the pmiposed compromise would unite the divided senate demo ciats or wm support from republican they declared that the administration tin not concede enough in the proposed compromise to secure its passage. Filibuster on Cloture Rule. The cloture rule presented in the senate met the same republican fili buster that had blocked the shippn bill, and tonight a conference of tile democrats of the senate was called for tomorrow to consider the advisabilitv of continuing the fight for the cloture proposal or oi" abandoning it and re turning to a direct contest for the snipping- bill. New Bill in the House. The new bill in the house was de- eloped alter Postmaster General Bur ies li went to the eapitol and derinitelv rejected the compromise measure ad' vanced by Representative Kitchin of North Carolina. The Kitchin proposal contemplated making the shipoing bill a purely temporary emergencv measure and would have taken the government otu of the shipping business two vears after the termination of the European war. Air. Kitchin declared that confer ences had assured the assage. of this measure through both branches of congress. Administration Counter Proposal. '(he administration counter proposal a? it was being framed tonight would organize a shipping beard with an ap propriation of $40,000,000 to engage in s.yppmg for a period ending two veais atier the termination of the war. Ther tn.- ships would be turned over to the secretary of the navy, to be leased or operated Jn the merchant service in hlS dis..rer:on. This plan to place tiio government permanently in the ship ping hu-siness was the point insisted upon by the administration. It is ain the provision against which the senate republican filibuster is chiefly aimed. Will Meet Opposition in Senate. Rvpies-entauve Kite-bin and other nou.-e loaders said tonight that with the provision in the-measure it wou'd oe impossible to force it through the senate in this congress. The administration proposal, whi.-h miracfs the. Weeks Mi! for the organ -izati..n of a, merchant marine naval auxiliary, the Gore compromise ship piMg bill and amendments, probabiv will be brought into tiie house next week. jt is expected that the naval artu.rx committer wiil report the Weeks bill, which has alrea.lv passed the senate, and that a special 'rule will i.-'ien oe brought in .clearing the wav tor the passage of the measure with th administration amendments. This course woiiid place tiie compromise be ioro the senate as a house amendment to a bill already passed. Representative Kitchin Gives Up Hope. Representative Kit -bin said tonight tnat he had no hope !' the administra tion compromise, passing the senate. "It may have a moral effect imon the senat ' and the coun.tr v.." he added however, 'and may strengthen the ad ministration support in tiie senate." Navy Mail Lines. The Weeks bill to be retained in th proposed composite amendment wouid provide for the establishment of "Lnited States navy mail lines be tween tiie Lnited States and South America, and between. the fnited frtiites and. the countries of Europe." 11 v.-uhl aiuhoriez ihe. secretary of tin? navy to employ available naval vessels, in his discretion, in general mail, freight and passenger business. For Lie operation of these naval aux iliaries, civilians as well as any r.aval officers who might be available would be employed. The ship purchase bill to be added to the Weeks measure is the same as agreed noon in the senate caucus. Witn rei ition to ice purchase of bei-ligerent-o'.viH-d merchant ships in American harbors, the only limitation wouid bp that in buying vessels during continuance of tiie European -ar "no purchase snail bo made in any way which will disturb the present "condi tions of neutrality." PRESIDENT APPROVES j NEW DRAFT OF BILL I Fsssing Control of Ships to Navy De ! partment at the Conclusion cf the i War. President Wilson definitely approved of the plan to have shins acquired under the bill pass to the control of the secretary of the navy two years after the conclusion of tiie European war. at a conference tonight with Chairman Padgett of the house naval affairs committee an. I Representative Webb. The entire situation was care fully canvassed and the proposal map ped out at the capital earlier in the day received tiie sanction of the pres ident. It was said after the confer ence that Air. Wilson was still hope ful that an extra session might be avoided. Typhus Fever in Austria. Venice, Feb. 12 via London. Feb. 13, 12.4i a. m. An official Austrian report received here shows that thcr were 423 cases of typhus fever in Aus tria during the first week of Febru ary. It is reported that smallpox Is spreading in Vienna und tiiat despite the efforts of the authorities, loss than one-fifth of the population is vac cinated. Prince Albert Has Re;oined Ship. I.onden. Feb. 1. 1.H9 a. m. Prince Albert, son of King George, who was operated on for appendicitis last Sep tember. 1kt-s been parsed by the mod-, ical board and rejoined his ship.