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VOL. LIX. NO. 19
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
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. - , - . .
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
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
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
The dead are: Dr. James F. Ferry
of Cambridge, his son Richard and his
daughter Ethel and George Howard of
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.
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. .
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
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
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
To the Value of $30,009,000 in the Unit
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
"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
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
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. .
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
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
"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
STORY OF LOSS Or AMERICAN
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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..." , ,
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
Earl Henry, chief of the Depart
ment of Mines, announced that 375
miners had been killed in the mines
More than 1,000 Americans have
petitioned Ambassador Elkus at Con
stantinople to get them out of Syria
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
-.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
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
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
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
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
TO PRINCE GOLOTZINE, NEW
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
"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
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
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
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
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
"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, .