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NORWICH, CONN., MONDAY, JANUARY - 22, 1917 TEN PAGES 70 COLS. PRICE TWO CENTS The Bulletin's Circulation in Norwich is Double That of Anvher Paper and Its Total Circulation is the Largest in Connecticut in Proportion to the City's Population VOL. LIX. NO. 19 WWOROUS Along the Tigris River and in tie Vicinity of Kut-el- Amara, in Mesopotamia BRITISH CLAIM TO HAVE DRIVEN TURKS BACK - v . - -. ', ' ' CoStantinople Reports That Three Attacks of the Briitsh ; Were Repulsed Nanesti, on the Serethy River in Ru mania, Has Been Captured by the Austro-Gennans in a : Hand-to-Hand Battle In a Daylight Raid the British in France Have Blown Up German Dugouts Artillery Active at Other Fronts. 7 The British and Turks in Mesopota mia have been engaged in vigorous fighting along the Tigris river in the .vicinit yof Kut-el-Amara. The Lon don and Constantinople war offlces both claim successes for their troops In this region. The British oflicial communication announces that north east of Kut the British troops have driven the Turks from a small strip of land they were holding on the right bank of the Tigris and that King George's men . are now ia control of an entire trench section on a front of 2,500 yards to a depth of LlOO yards. It adds that the right bank of the river also has been cleared of Turks down stream from Kut-el-Amara and that southwest of the town further progress has been made. Constantinople, on the other hand, says that east of Kut-el-Amara the (150,000,000 MORE NEEDED FOR BELGIAN RELIEF American Commission Preparing for Another Year's Work. New York, Jan. 21. The American Commission for Relief in Belgium is ,rtparinx for at least another year's work and the necessity of raising ap proximately $150,00,0u0 more will ue iiscussed oy. the otrtcers of the f-oin-uiisuion here this wees, according to iierOiit C- Hoover, .chairman, who ar rived today on the steamship Piiiia ieiphia from Liverpool. iir. Hooter said lie would remain in the United States about a. week and that his soie mission wits to meet his colleagues and take up with them jue&tions -pertaining to the work of liie organization. In view of his po sition, he declined to discuss the de portation of Belgians by the Germans. He said, however, that there are now approximately 11,000,000 persons : in Belgium and northern France depend ant upon the commission. He ex pressed confidence that some means would be found whereDy the work ot Jae commission would not suffer ;hrough a lessening of the interest of America and other neutrals in the work. - MORTGAGE LOANS ON FARM AND CITY PROPERTY Have Supplanted Railroad Bonds as Investments for Insurance Compan ies New. York, Ja... 21. r:eal estate mortgage leans o nfarra and city pro perty have supplantad railroad bonds is the largest single clas of invest ments held by life insurance compan ies, according to a report made pub ic here tonight by the Association of ife Insurance Presidents. The report, prepared by Orlow H. Boies, the association's statistician, shows that in the ten year period from 1904 to 1914, real estate mort gage loans increased from 27.37 per zent. of the assets of American com panies to 34.46 per cent. The amount of these loans at the end of 1914," the report says, "was $1,660,000,000, out of a total assets of $4,830,000,000. In 1904 these loans amounted to 5680,000,000. Railroad bonds have decreased fro m20.16 per cent, of the life insurance assets in 1904, to 26 .per cent, in 1914. In act ual amount, however, the holders of life insurance companies, in railroad bonds increased during the Jecade from $750,000,000 to $1,250,000,000 or 57.32 j)er cent," MISS BETTY DE JONG, PAINTER, COMMITS SUICIDE Prominent Physician of Oakland, Cal, Was in Room With Her. San Francisco, Calif.,- Jan. 21. Miss Betty De Jong, a painter of wide reputation, died today from a self inflicted bullet wound in the head. The police said tonight they virtually completed their investigation of the ease and examination of Dr. W. S. Porter, a prominent physician of Oak land, who was in Miss De Jong's stu dio when she shot herself. After sev eral hours of questioning he was per mitted to go to bis home. An inquest will be held tomorrow. Dr. Porter met Miss De Jong, he said, last year during the Panama Pacific exposition at which she had several exhibits. ' " Dr. Porter said he was to sit for his portrait yesterday but was unable to keep the engagement and called at the studio to inform the, artist to that effect. Soon after the arrival the physical declared. Miss De Jong heian discussing suicide, all the" while holding a small revolver. For three hours, - the physician, said he tried to persuade the young womas not to think of such a thing. Finally when he v.-.-is about to leave, he said. Miss De Jong shot' herself in the temple. - Remov-I cf Greek Troops Continues. Athens, Greece, Jan. 21, via Lon don, 12.40 ip. m.-r-The removal of Greek troops and war material to the Pelonnonnesus continues. It is be lieved transportation of the artillery will be . -completed next week when the blockade can be lifted. The en tire transfer will be finished in a fortnight, according to present indi catfons. - , - . . TURKS lATTLE British launched three attacks against the Ottoman positions, but that none of them were successful and that the attackers suffered heavy casualties. In the capture of Nanesti, on the Sereth river in Rumania, hard hand-to-hand fighting took place in the streets. In withdrawing from the village German batteries raked the Russians as they crossed the bridges over the Sereth, inflicting heavy losses on them. With the fall of Nanesti, one officer and 555 men were captured by the Germans. On the other battle fronts only minr operations have been carried out. The big guns are everywhere active. - On the line -in France near Loos the Brit ish in a daylight raid blew up Ger man dugouts, causing many casualties among the occupants. The artillery duels have again become violent in the Verdun sector. CONNECTICUT VALLEY LUTHERANS RAISING FUND As Contribution to the $100,000 Fund for Wagner College. . Meriden, Conn., Jan. 21. The elev enth meeting of the church councils of the Connecticut Valley, Lutheran Conference today -voted -toVraise: $6, 000 throughout the congregationsvthi yftar as-Connecticut's contribution -to the 5100,000 that Is being raised to have Wagner College - moved from Rochester, N. Y.,' and erect a larger building on Staten Island. In connection with the 4O0th anni versary of the Reformation it was voted that various -congregations throughout the state hold public jubi lee celebrations throughout the year. The delegates also voted to hold a large combined celebration of all the Lutheran churches of the state on Oct. 28 and 31 arid November 4 in some city of the state to be desig nated by the district conference. The new officers of the Connecticut conference are as follows: President, William Rettimeyer, Meriden : vice president, William Jente, New Haven; secretary. Rev. Heinrich Mette, Ter ryville. The next meeting will be held in Hartford June 24. About-60 delegates were present. AUTOMOBILE STRUCK BY BY B. &. M. TRAIN Three Persons Were Killed Outright Another Died- of Injuries. Harvard, Mass., Jan. 21. Three persons were killed outright, another died of injuries and one other was probably fatally injured when their automobile was struck by a freight train at the Still River Station cross ing of the Boston and Maine railroad today. The dead are: Dr. James F. Ferry of Cambridge, his son Richard and his daughter Ethel and George Howard of this town. Another daughter. Miss Esther Fer ry, who had been picked up on the road as a guide, was removed to the Clinton hospital, where it was said that she had received fractured skull and multiple injuries. The automobile was struck as it came down a steep hill on to the crossing where a view of the railroad tracks is obstructed. INCREASE OF RAILWAY RATES IN FRANCE To Pay Increased Wages Because of High Cost of Living. ' Paris, Jan. 21. Proposal for a gen eral increase of 15 per cent, in railway passenger and freight rates have been submitter to the finance committee of the chamber of deputies by Minister of Minister pf Subsistence and Labor Herriot. The additional revenue pro vided will be vidided among railroad companies to pay increased wages caused by the high cost of living. OBITUARY i Gen. Edward E. Bradley. New Haven, Conn., Jan. 21. Geieral Edward E. Bradley, a prominent retir er manufacturer ,ex-legislator and sol dier, died suddenly of heart disease at his home today, aged 73, years. He yas paymaster of the state from 1876 78 and adjutant general 1893-97. While In the general assembly he in troduced an amendment to the state constitution providing for the present bi-ennlal sessions of that body. He was a former city and state commis sioner of parks and was head of the state forestry- commission. For. sev eral years he was president of the New Haven chamber of commerce. He served in the Civil War" with the New Haven Grays and was later captain of that body. In 1869 he was promoted to be colonel of the Second Regiment, Connecticut National Guard. After the war, General Bradley at various times was head of the New Haven Buckboard Company, the New Haven Wheel Company and New Eng land Dairy Company. He was once a candidate for mayor of New -Haven, and for lieutenant governor of the state. ' . . ' . - - . - - - He leaves two daughters, . .one of whom is Mrs". George Blumer, wife of the dean of the Yale Medical school. . Cab' Paragraphs Steamer Vauban Safe. .- Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 21. The , -sh steamer Vauban has arrived -jeely at Bahia. , Amedee Bollee, Sr, Dead. Paris. Jan. 21, 3.30 a. m. Amedee Bailee. Sr, the Inventor, known in France as "the father of Automobol ism," is dead. Mr. Bollee was the builder of a steam car which he first operated la lag. - ' . LIEUT. COL. HARRY G. BISHOP WILL RECOVER Aviator Who Was Found in Exhaust -. ed Condition in Mexican Desert. Wellton, Ariz., Jan. 21. Lieutenant rolonel Harry G. Bishop, second of the army aviators to be rescued from the Sonora desert, who was brought here today . by an . army ambulance from the foot of the Gila- Mountains, 60 miles south of Wellton, will re cover unless complications set in ac cording to Surgeon Major Orville G.' .Drown, commander of the covern ment's relief - expedition. Colonel Bishop was taken to Yuma, Ariz., and placed in a hospital. Colonel Bishop and Lieutenant W. A. Robertson were lost following an attempted aeroplane flight from San Diego- to Calexico. Calif., January 10. After a nine day search by Mexican troops, American army aviators und hundreds tof civilians, Robertson, found a party of searchers and direct ed them to where Bishop had fallen exhausted on January 15. Robertson has returned to his ' sta tion. ' Bishop's condition was such it was impossible for him to detail bis ex periences. It was necessary to carry Bishop on a stretcher for fifteen miles over the sand dunes and to the am bulance. , Winn Proebstel, who was the first of the searchers to find Colonel Bish op, gave a- detailed story here today of the finding of the officer. "I found Colonel Bishop about seven o'clock Thursday evening," he said. "He was half-sitting, half-reclining under a bush in an arroyo, -wet to the bone and almost speechless. The first thing he did was to ask me who I was "and what I was doing out there. Then he asked me to make him a ci garette. "Colonel Bishop had spread his coat in a depression to catch rain wa ter. "He said that after Lieutenant Rob ertson had left him last Wednesday morning to press on for help, he had not moved three hundred yards. A fire he built was extinguished by the heavy rain. He felt sure, he said, that Robertson would find aid." ... Proebstel said that he and hls com panions built a fire on each side of the rescued man, wrapped him in sweaters and gave light nourishment. The rescuers were supplied with con densed milk and on this, a little coffee and teast and beef broth, made from fresh meat, he subsisted from the time he was found until . the arrival .. of Surgeon - Major - Browi; and his sol diers Saturday morning. :. RUSSIA TO PURCHASE REFRIGERATING EQUIPMENT To the Value of $30,009,000 in the Unit ed States. New York, Jan. 2L Purchase in the United States of -refrigerating equipment valued at $30000000 to con serve and develop along economic lines the fresh beef and dairy industry of Russia has been authorized by the Russo-Ameriean Conservative and In dustrial Stock company backed by the Russian government according to J. H. Gullak, of Moscow, who arrived here today on the steamship Bergensf jord from Bergen. Mr. Gullak is manager of the tech nical department of the purchasing company and he said today that the war emphasized the need for the im mediate development of the refrigerat ing industry of his country. Part of his purchases here, he added, will be 11.000 modern refrigerator cars in ad dition to heavy machinery for cold storage and freezing operation. "As an indication of the need of such development,' he said, "buter is now selling in Moscow for three roubles and 80 kopecks a pound, while at the same time in Siberia butter is being used to make soup. Russia has about eight head of cattle to America's ten, but the vast difference in climate be tween northern and southern Russia prevents an interchange of beef pro ducts from parts of the country where cattle are pJentiful to those where they are scarce unless we have cold storage equiment. "Beef for the army is delivered on the hoof, but it has proven a decided drawback to the commissary depart ment and Russia now proposes to rem edy the defect. The purchases I shall make are to be forwarded as fast as the manufacturers can deliv er them." NATIONAL BOARD TO BAN NUDE MOTION PICTURE ART Action Was Taken After Widespread Disapproval of Such Pictures. New York, Jan. 21. The nude mo tion picture art has come under the ban of the national board of review, it was announced here today. All pro ducing companies which are members of the National Association have agreed, it was said, not to permit the projection in .their studios of photo plays using such a figure. Instruc tions to this effect have been sent to directors and scenario writers. Action was taken after "wide-spread disap proval" of such pictures was disclosed by an investigating covering the en tire country. Danger of over-production of sex problem plays also has been recog nized by the board of review, it was announced. The producers' branch of the association has voted, therefore, "that any attempt on the part of any unscrupulous manufacturer to use the motion picture for indecent or immoral purposes must be dealt with sum marily and every support offered to the law enforcing authorities in the suppression of such pictures." A statement issued by the board of review added, however, that dis cussion of sex problems which are being conducted throughout the nation belong to a distinctly different cate gory and deserve dramatic treatment on the screen as well as on the stage. "The motion picture aims 'to pre sent dramatically and seriously, life even in its dangerous relationships," the statement said. "It must be per mitted to portray life as it is lived" In the various strata of society. It must not be condemned, therefore, when it shows the bad in order to emphasize the good." . - - - President Wilson selected the Sec ond cavalry at Fort Meyer, Va., for his personal escort. . 1. Will be Busy Week in Congress -. . . i . RAIRDOAD LEGISLATION MAY. BE GIVEN RIGHT OF WAY HOLD NIGHT SESSIONS Prospects for Action on Railroad Labor Bill at This Session Grows Less Probable as the Time for. Adjourn ment Approaches. Washington, Jan. 21. With the peace note "leak" investigation trans ferred to New York, administration leaders in congress feel that the at tention of members generally now can be centered upon the clogged legisla tive programme. "Tomorrow, responding to the pres ident's personal appeal for action at this session - on important legislative proposals, the steering committee of the senate will meet and endeavor to arrange a programme for the remain der of the session, and for longer day and possibly nignt sessions. A cau cus of democratic senators will be called later in the week to ratify steering committee suggestions. Railroad Labor Legislation. Democratic leaders agree that some sort of railroad labor legislation should be enacted an dthis subject may be given the right of way over pending water power legislation. The senate interstate commerce committee is expected to meet early in the week and Senator Newlands, disappointed at the refusal of the committee to recommend a strike prevention meas ure, will endeavor to manoeuvre the president's .bill into position for re consideration. Before the house interstate com merce committee the hearing of la bor organization heads on the rail road legislative proposals of Repre sentative Adamson will continue. W. S. Stone of the Brotherhood of Loco motive Engineers, will appear before the committee to oppose any meas ures that might restrict the right of labor to strike. Prospects Not Good. Notwithstanding the president's in sistence on such legislation, the pros pect for its enactment grows less probable as the time for adjournment approaches. With this stumbling block out of the way, nearly all dem ocratic leaders and some of the re publicans of both houses believe that an extra session could be avoided and if the railroad programme does fail, there are -few - who believe that the president.'Would demand an extra ses sion -o consider - such ' legislation alone. - ' - . -Majority Leadership in Senate. In addition to the pressure of leg islative busines, there is a spirited contest just now among democratic senators over the majority leadership to L.j relinquished by Senator Kern on March 4. When the new senate meets in extraordinary session imme diately after adjournment to pass up on the .president's cabinet, the new se lection of a new loader Drobablv will be pressed. A real contest between southern and western democrats has been simmering for several weeks. senator Walsh of Montanais, the can didate of the westerners for the lead ership and Senator Martin of Vir ginia, the choice of the southerners. Eastern and northern democrats are being besieged by leaders of both sides and at this time the outcome is uncertain. STORY OF LOSS Or AMERICAN STEAMSHIP PORTLAND Story Told by Captain H. H.- Rees on Her Arrival in New York. New York, Jan., 21. The story of the loss at sea of the American steam ship Portland two days before Christmas was told here today by Captain H. H. Rees and his crew of twenty-five, who arrived as passeng ers on the Norwegian steamship Ber gensf jord, from candinavian ports. The Portland, burning oil as fuel, left Havre, France, on November 20 for New York. When 200 miles east of Nantucket she ran into a northwest gale on December 7. While battling against heavy seas the fuel tank be gan to leak and the oil was lost. In order to keep the engines working the crew burned everything they could find t'.iat was made of wood and not needea to keep the vessel afloat. Even the hatches were consumed so the seas poured into the vessel. The heavy wind blew the ship some distance south pf Bermuda. In that vicinity the Italian steamship Umbria tried to aid. She stood by two days before a line was attached to the Portland on December 18. At night the line parted. The Umbria stood by a white longer but weath- er conditions made it impossible to give asistance and the Italian vessel drifted from sight in the darkness. The water-logged Portland was toss ed about until December 23, when the Norwegian steamship Brazil, bound from San Francisco to Christiania, sighted her and took off the crew. The captain and his men were landed at Kirkwall and boarded the Bergensf jord when that vessel put in to have her mails examined by the British au thorities. The Portland registered 1,800 tons net and was owned by the Kerr Steam-fc-hip company of New York. SWITZERLAND ALARMED BY GERMANY'S ACTION In Prohibiting Importations Upset Economic System of Country. Berne, Jan. 21. via Paris, 2.35 p. m. The German measure prohibiting all importations, news of which was re ceived here unexpectedly, caused con siderable excitement throughout Switzerland. The government will make remonstrances to Berlin as the entire economic system of the country is affected by this species of bloak ade. - A Berlin despatch by way' of -London. January. 17, said the Bunders rath had adopted a measure prohibit ing the importation of . all- commo dities except by permission of the im perier chancellor. The purpose, - the despatch said, was to restrict imports to indispensable commodities, thus re ducing the unfavor ble trade balance and . preventing a further rise in ex change rates. There previously had been prohibition of . importations' of various articles classed as luxuries. - Funeral of Mayor Frank J. Rice ONE OF THE LARGEST EVER HELD IN CONNECTICUT IMPRESSIVE SERVICES During the Burial, Which Was Pri vate, the Bells of. New Haven Were Tolled at Minute Intervals All Traffic Ceased for Five Minutes. New Haven, Conn., Jan. 21. New Haven today paid its last respects to Mayor Frank J, Rice, who died last week. His funeral this afternoon was one of the largest ever held in Con necticut and was attended by some of the state's most distinguished citizens. More Than 10,000 Passed Bier More than 10,000 persons, it is es timated, filed silently past his bier in the aldermanic chamber in the black dcaped city hall. Over three thousand persons attended the deeply impressive services in Woolsey Hall at Yale, while hundreds were unable to gain admission. Interment was private in Evergreen cemetery and during the burial the bells of the city tolled at minute intervals while all traffic was suspended for five minutes. Prominent Men in Attendance. Among those in attendance were Former President William H. Taft, Governor Marcus H. Holcomb, Secre etary of State Perry, President Arthur T. Hadley of xale; Ex-Governors Rol lin S. Woodruff and Simeon E. Bald win. Representing other cities were Mayor Colburn of Norwalk; Mayor Cooke of Meriden: Mayor Dunn of Willimantic; Mayor Treat . of Stam ford; Mayor Quigley of New Britain; Ex-Mayor Louis R. Cheney of Hart ford; Mayor Scully and Chief of Po lice Beach of Waterbury. Several Hundred Floral Offerings. While the body lay in state at City halL the Governor's Foot Guards act ed as a guard of honor. At Woolsey Hall, the services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Elmer A. Dent, district sup erintendent of the Methodist Episcopal church and Rev. John W. Laird of the First Methodist church, of which the mayor was trustee. Delegations from many fraternals orders and societies of wich the mayor was a member, had reserved seats. There were several hundred magnificent floral offerings. SPECTACULAR FIRE IN .-.--.. - .: - . WATERBURY SUNDAY NIGHT Four Story Building Praetcially De' stroyed Was of Unknown Origin Waterbury, Conn., Jan. 21. Fire of unknown origin, starting in the base ment, practically destroyed the four story building, at 158 Grand street, oc cuoied by the Fulton, Drigg3 and Smith Company, dealers in pianos and musical instruments, late tonight and wrought damage estimated at 590,000, of which $60,000 is on the contents and $30,000 on the building. The Waters bury Republican also suffered heavy water damage which could not be es timated this (Monday) morning at one o'clock. v Telephone communication was cut off from the paper and the only means of communication was over the As sicated Press wire. The operator, G. Z. Taylor, stuck to his post and copied the report with water dripping upon him. It was one of the most spectacular fires in the city for some time. The flames shooting out of the third and fourth stories in the rear and later through the roof, being visible from every section of the city. The Jackson building, adjacent, and in which the Republican office is sit uated, together with a twelve family house in the rear, was threatened seri ously. Over one hundred pianos and as many talking machines, together with other musical instruments and acces sories, were all destroyed and at one o'clock this morning, according to the firemen, it looked as though nothing but the four walls of the building in which the fire originated would re main. RECOGNITION OF THE KINGDOM OF POLAND Urged in Resolutions Presented to President Wilson. New York, Jan. 21. Resolutions calling upon President Wilson to take immediate steps for the recognition bv the United States of the govern ment of the kingdom of Poland, "which in accordance with interna tional law and on territory liberated from occupation by the Russian mili tary, already has begun its work for the welfare and happiness of the Pol ish nation," were adopted here today by the Polish National Defense Com mittee. "We send our greetings, said the preamble to the resolution, "to the lesritimate authorities of the kingdom of Poland who now return to War saw, its ancient capital, to direct once more the destinies of the nation after the long military occupation of its territory by the armies of Russia, an occuoation which lasted from the au tumn of 1931 until the autumn of 1916." The Falcons, a Polish gymnastic and military organization of 2,500 members, with headquarters at Hart ford, Conn., was today admitted into the membership of the defense com mittee. , Hector Promis, president of the Falcons, headed a delegation which came here in full uniform and offered allegiance to- the committee in behalf of the organization. TUGBOAT AGROUND ON JS. E. END OF PLUM ISLAND Scott Wrecking Company Has Sent Boat to Pull Her Off ..-:-'.--' ' - New London, Conn, an. 21. The T. A. Scott- Wrecking company - of this city expected to pull a towboat, own ed by the Dazel Line of New York, which grounded on the southeast end of Plum Island, N. Y-. Saturday night, into deep water at high tide tonight. Nothing was heard from the wrecking fleet u,p to midnight and at the office here the return1 was not expected un til tomorrow. A-heavy snowstorm Is falling here and probably has held up the fleet..." , , Condensed Telegrams G. Louis Hester. Austrian oonsul at Baltimore, is dead. John Bailer, of New York, commit ted suicide by hanging. . Victor Alexander Bruce, earl of El gin and Kincardine, is dead. The exports of copper, for the week ended Jan. 18, were 10,246 tons. Five hundred and ten thousand peo ple have died of starvation in Syria. Fire destroyed the West End Hotel at Portland, Me., at a loss of $100,000. Shortoge of sugar in Denmark has forced the Government to adopt a card system of purchase. Three hundred silk weavers em ployed at the Sunmmit, N. J., silk mills, went on strike. The French Government is consid ering the question of advancing the legal time by one hour. a term for forgery in the state prison at Trenton, N. J., escaped. Fourteen men were fined $1 each by Magistrate Cornell in Harlem court in the crusade against spitting. Gold coin to the amount of $760,000 was withdrawn from the Sub-Treasury for shipment to South America. The offices and printing plant of the Olean Evening Herald at Olean, N. Y., was destroyed by fire at a loss of 560, 000. Robert Lyon Batts,' of Austin, Tex., was nominated by President Wilson as United States Judge for the Fifth Circuit. Earl Henry, chief of the Depart ment of Mines, announced that 375 miners had been killed in the mines during 1916. More than 1,000 Americans have petitioned Ambassador Elkus at Con stantinople to get them out of Syria and Palestine. Emperor Charles of Austria has dismissed Gen. Count Paar, who was senior aide de camp to Emperor Jo- sepn ior tnirty years. Mrs. Mary Van Nest Jackson, wi dow of Charles Carroll Jackson, who died in February, 1916, left a estnate appraised at $2,260,975. The wrecking steamer Rescue is proceeding from Norfolk to the as sistance of the British steamer Sus quehanna, which is aground off the Virginia Cape. -.W....G.' Lee, head of the Trainmen's Brotherood, presented a substitute plan for President Wilson's labor legis lation to the House Commerce Com merce Committee. Mrs. Ruth Law Case William died at the home of relatives in Hartford last night at the aged of 102 years. She had enjoyed excellent health until a few. days ago. The State Department announced that the German . government has withdrawn its charge against Ameri can Minister Vopicka, formerly sta tioned at Bucharest. Dr. W. T. Stell, an American physi cian of Guerrero, who was captured by the Villa troops last October, has reached the American lines, according to arrivals at Columbus, N. M. Senator Wadsworth introduced a resolution directing the engineering chief of the army to grant permission to the Woman's Titanic Association to erect a memorial on public grounds. President Wilson designated Secre taries , Baker, Lane and Houston to report on a site for the proposed Government nitrate plant, for which $20,000,0'00 was authorized by Con gress. William J. Champion and Thos. H. Itfionnnal wprft rescued hv the Coast Guard at Cuttyhunk, Mass.. from their launch, the H. M. cnampion, wnicn had gone ashore after breaking her rudder. Senator Poindexter of Washington, offered a Woman Suffrage amendment to the Constitution. His amendment provides that no one sahjl be prevent ed from voting because of ' race, sex or color." Oliver A. Brower, who was indicted on a charge of conspiracy in con nection with the charges against Har ry K. Thaw, was released from the Tombs on $15,000 bond furnished by a surety company. ' Three additional cases of infantile paralysis were reported in the vicinity of Fairmont, W. Va., according to an announcement by health officials. Two were found in Fairmont, while the third was in Barrackville, near there. The application of the trustees of the College of the City of New York for a change of name of the station at 137th street on the Broadway sub way to "City College 137th Street," was granted by the Public Service Commission. A resolution directing Secretary of Sbite Lansing to order all United States consuls in Belgium to make reports on alleged trocities committed by German troops was introduced in the House by Representative Mc Lemore of Texas Joseph Cassidy, formerly Borough President of Queens, who was con victed of bribery In selling to William Willet, Jr., the Democratic nominal tion for justice of the. Supreme Court, received a pardon from Governor Whitman, restoring his citizenship. Premier Clam-Martino of Austria and Gen. Hofer, heod of the Austrian war feeding department, held a con ference on the food problem with Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg, Foreign Secretary Zimmerman and Adolph Batocki, German ,- food - con troller. LIGHT ENGINE BACKED, i : , : INTO TROOP TRAIN At Toronto A Colonel Killed Score of Others Injured. Toronto, Ont.-, Jan. 21. Colonel William Campbell McDonald . was instantly killed" and a score of others .injured tonight when a light engine backed into a troop train car rying 600 soldiers as it was leaving union station here. - Czar Issues an Imperial Rescript TO PRINCE GOLOTZINE, NEW RUSSIAN PREMIER FIRST CARE FOR ARMIES Calls Upon Him to Devote His At tention to Provisioning of Troops in the Field, With the View to Carry on Victorious War. London. Jan. 21. 12.20 n. m .in im perial rescript has been addressed by Emperior Nicholas to the new Rus sian premier, Prince Golotzine, calling uiuu mm among otner tmngs to se that the government devotes it flr attention to the question of supplies "is armies oi Kussia "and concen trated Itself upon the development on a large scale of the measures recent ly taken in this connection. The text of the rescript, as transmitted hv neuter's Petrograd correspondent. Text of Rescript. "Having entrusted you with the re sponsible post of president of the council of ministers. I deem it oppor tune to point out to you the pressing problems, the solution of which should be the main object of the government's attention. "At the present momonet, when ths tide of war has turned, all thoughts of Russians, without distinction of na tionality or class, are directed towards the valiant and glorious defenders of our country who with keen expectation are awaiting a decisive encounter with the enemy. No Peace Until Final Victory. "In complete solidarity with our faithful allies, not entertaining a thought of the conclusion of peace un til final victory has been obtained, 1 firmly believe Chat the Russian people, supporting the burden of war with self denial, will accomplish their duty to the end. not stopping at any sacri fice. National Resources Unending. "The natural resources of our country are unending. There Is no danger of their becoming exhausted, as apparently is the case with our en emies. All the greater Is the signifi cance attached to the settlement of the question of supplies, which under pres ent conditions is so important and so complicated. First Attention to Armies. "Accordingly I call upon the gov ernment, unified in your person, to devote it3 attention first and foremost to the provisioning of my valiant armies, and, behind the firing line, les sening tnose difficulties connected with, suppl v inevitable in a world war. I count' in it that the joint labors of the whole government will be concentrated In the realization on a largo scale and the development of the measures recently taken towards this end. Combined Action for Provisioning, "The question of provisioning th armies and the civil population de mands the combined action, not only of all the authorities at the front and in the rear, but also of all the different departments united under the control of the council of ministers Improvement of Transportation. Another problem to Which I at tach supreme importance la the furth er improvement of transport, railwaj and waterway. The council of minis ters should, in this connection, worK out decisive measures which will as sure the full utilization of the means ot transport in order to be able, througli the co-operation of all departments, to furnish our troops on the firing line and behind It with all that they require. To Act With Good Will. "In pointing out these pressing problems for your attention, I eipress the hope that the activity of the coun cil of ministers under your presidency will meet the support of the council of the empire and the duma, united In a unanimous, ardent desire to carry on the war to a victorious completion. It is furthermore the duty of all per sons called upon to serve the state to act with good will, uprightness and dignity towards the legislative insti tutions . "In its coming activity In organlza ing the economic life of the country, the government will find invaluable support in the Zemstvos which by their work in time of peace and of awr have proved that they piously maintain the shining traditions of my grand father of imperishable memory. Em peror Alexander II." A CRUDE BOMB MADE OF A TIN CAN Found Under Stairway Leading to Subway Station in New York. New York, Jan. 21. A crude bomb made of a tin can containing several pounds of powder .bolts and slugs, was found today under the stairway lead ing to the Manhattan Street station of the subway. The fuse was burning when Francis Jones, a subway porter, saw it and quickly put it out with a pail of water. In his haste to escape after throwing water on the bomb, the porter fell down the stairway. Injur ing himself, so severely he had to be taken to a hospital. The subway Btation Is an elevated structure reached by two stairways. A moving stairway from the street connects with an ordinary stairway to the platform. The bomb was found under the upper stairway. "BILLY" SUNDAY CLOSES CAMPAIGN IN BOSTON A Total of 1,539,500 Persons Heard Him 46,838 Signed Cards. Boston, an. 21. Rev. W. A. Sunday tonight closed the evangelical cam paign -which he has been conducting here !- November 12. Published figures the attendance show that a total of 1,539,500 persons have heard him in the tabernacle built for the meetings and that 46,838 of these signed e-.n-Js as an expression of their purpose to take fresh interest In their religion. A free will offering to Mr. Sunday, gathered tat four meetings today and from other sources during the past week, amounted to $50, $26, exclusive of collections taken at many churches. Previously the collections toward the expenses of the. meetings had aggregated $90,443, .