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HERALD "ADS' Ml -mttLti Bh'ST OF ALL I BETTER BUS I NB LOCAL NEWSPAPERS PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1915 TWELVE PAGES. ESTABLISHED, BULGARIANS TOOK 15,000 SERBIANS Mm Prisrend Was Captured, x - According to Berlin fiJLLIED FORCES THROWN BACK Rumania To Deliver Ultimatum to Austria When .Entente Powers Have 50,000 Trooiw in Balkans Italians Lose Heavily On Isonzo Front. Capture of. 15,00 Serbians by the - Bulgarians when tfey took Prisrend, the fall of which was reported yester day, is announced by Berlin today. A Bulgarian statement places the num ber of prisoners at between 16,000 and 17,000, together with fifty cannon and howitzers, 20,000 rifles and muyar material. According- to the Sofia war office, Bulgarian troops are operating suc cessfully against the allied troops in sotuhern Serbia. The left bank of the Cerna is reported cleared of the -Anglo-French .forces, who are declar ed to have been thrown back several miles. Both Claim Successes. Mining and aeroplane operations continue on the Franco-Belgian front, ' both Berlin and Paris reporting suc cesses at various points. Closely following the visit of Em peror William to Vienna comes the news that three members of the Aus trian cabinet have resigned, the with drawing members being the ministers of the interior, commerce and finance. Their successors have been named. , The resignations and the German Emperor's visit have given rise to a vide range of speculation as to the present condition of affairs in Aus tria or to concessions that might be desired of her with a view to the " maintenance of Rumanian neutrality. Ultimatum by Rumania. , When the entente allies have con centrated 500,000 men in the Balkans Rumania will deliver an ultimatum to Austria, according to a report cur rent in Bucharest. Demonstrations fey members of the Rumanian parlia ment who favor intervention in favor of the entente allies are reported to have occurred at the recent opening of the session of the Rumanian legis lative' body. Rome claims further progress for the Italian armies in their desperate " struggle from QorteAfvTJieparrent official statement' f rortf 'Vienna 'admits ft slight withdrawal by the Austrians from a small portion of the Gorizia front. British Steamer Sunk. - Sinking of the British steamer ' Kingsway with the probable loss of ' five members of her crew is reported ,by London. i 15,000 Serbians Captured. Berlin, Dec. 1, via London, 3:05 p. m. Army headquarters announced today that with the capture of Pris rend. western Serbia, fifteen thousand Serbians were made prisoner. Regarding operations in the Bal kans today's official statement says: "Successful engagements occurred certain points with enemy rear guards. "At Prisrend, Bulgarian troops took IF, 000 Serbian prisoners, many moun tain guns and other war materials." ? Cold Hinders Operations. Paris, Dec. 1, 2:30 p. m. The an- npuncement on military activity in , the east given out by the French war price this afternoon is as follows: "Quiet has prevailed along our I front cserDianj wnn me excepuun uj. some 'artillery exchanges. The intense cold i3 making operations difficult. "Expeditionary corps at the Darda nelles: The days of Nov. 27 and 28 .were characterized by the activity with which mining operations were conducted by ourselves and our ene mies. An explosion brought about by French troops caused the demolition of a Turkish listening post. The men in one of our galleries having cut their way to a Turkish gallery, French sappers went forward and, with re volvers and hand grenades compelled the Turkish diggers to flee." 1. Balkans Dominate Situation. London, Dec. 1, 11:45 a. m. The Balkan states continue to dominate feoth the military and the diplomatic situation in Europe. Rumania's at titude apparently is causing the Cen tfai Powers great uneasiness, while Greece's refusal to limit her military effectiveness, as requested by the en tente, is of equal concern to those powers. Rumania is said to be only await ing the presence in the Balkans of preponderant entente military forces before dispatching an ultimatum to Austria, and German military critics, according to dispatches reaching Lon don, express considerable dissatisfac tion with conditions in the Balkans predicting both military and diplo matic difficulties ahead despite the brilliant Serbian campaigns of Field Marshal Von Mackensen. Moreover, it is reported that Austria is opposed to the possibilities of Bulgarian domi nation of the Balkan states and it is suggested that a desire to forestall any friction in this connection was re- . (Continued on Eleventh Page.) VILLA GARRISON ACCEPTS AMNESTY Gen. Rodriguez Moves His Forces and Leaves Agua Prieta Open to a Second Attack. 121 Paso, Tex., Dec. 1.- The Car ranza consulate is today in receipt of a despatch from Gen. Obregon stating that the Villa garrison at Pal onias, Chihuahua, had accepted am nesty. Palomas is seventy-six miles west of Juarez and opposite Colum bus, N. M. Douglas, Ariz., Dec. 1. Uncertain ty prevails in official quarters today over the probable movement of tho advance guard of General Jose Rod riguez, the Villa commander who yesterday placed his army between the Carranza forces at Nacozari and the border, lying Agua Prieta, the Mexican fortified town opposite here, open to a second attack. Carranza officials were reported to have received advices that Frontiras, twenty-two miles south of Agua Prie ta, had been made the concentration point for the forces of General Rod riguez, which are said to number from 2,000 to 5,000 men. In the meantime their leader is expected to determine whether to retire to Chi huahua or make an attack on the weakened Carranza garrison at Agua Prieta, where there are less than 500 soldiers. YALE STUDENTS HERE FOR FACTORY TEST Stanley Works to Be Run By Sons of Eli for 48 Hours. Through the efforts of E. W. Pel ton, and the courtesy of the officials of the Stanley Works, thirty-five stu dents in the Sheffield Scientific school are to have an opportunity of increasing their knowledge, when they will come to this city tomorrow; and commence a period of actual tests of the boilers and engines at the plant. Thi3 will be the first time that students have evt-r been afforded a similar chance in this city collec tively and Professor Breckenbridge of the school is grateful for the oppor tunity offered by the concern. The men will be divided into five shifts and it will, take about forty eight hours for the complete cour3e of study, to be put through. Accom panying the students will be instruct ors Swain, Seward and Prentice of Yale, who will be in charge of the test. A number of the men are post-graduates of the Scientific school and the remaining members ' of the senior class. The authorities of the school have during the past few years urgd many of their graduates to return to school, for it is felt that in some casas the three years course is not sufficie .t to qualify some graduates practical work. (Stanley Works officials will follow closely the tests -to be made by the students, and will invite them to re turn next spring to make a compara tive test. In this manner the com pany will be in a position to know ex actly in what condition the boilers and engines are. ROBBER HOLDS DP TRAIN Passengers on "Pioneer Limited" on Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Road Robbed. Waukesha, Wis., Dec. 1. Passen ger train No. 4, known as the "Pion eer Limited," on the Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul road, was held up by a robber near Oconomowoc this morning and the passengers robbed. The bandit left the train at Oconom owoc and boarded an interurban car. Chicago, Dec. 1. The publicity de partment of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad was authority for the statement that no report o" a hold-up of the Pioneer Limited had reached its offices here. The train arrived in Chicago about 9:30 o'clock. Officials began at once to investigate. PAY BONUS TO EMPLOYES. Waterbury, Dec. 1. Officers of th& American Brass Co., today refused, to go into details concerning the com pany's action in handing over to cer tain employes a check calling for the payment to them of a bonus of ten per cent, of their yearly wages. They refused to say any more than was stated last night. ' The bonus was paid simply to those employes of the concern that the officers feel were properly entitled to something besides their salary for their good and faith ful service toward the company. PAGE ORDERED TO ACT. Washington, Dec. 1 The state de partment has instructed Ambassador Page at London to inquire of the Brit ish government whether two vessels of the American Trans-Atlantic com pany, seized while flying the American fig, were to be requisitioned without the formality of prize court proceed ings. The ambassador was directed to file a vigorous protest against such a measure should he receive an af firmative answer. ANOTHER EXPLOSION AT DU PONT PLANT No One Hurt and Property Dam age Was Slight THIRTY KILLED YESTERDAY Feared That Several of Injured Will Die No Clue to Possible Cause of Disaster1 Detectives Running Down Reports. Wilmington, Del., Dec. 1. There was a small explosion of smokeless powder early today at the Du Pont Powder plant at Carney's Point, N. J., v. cross the Delaware river from this city. . No one was hurt and the prop erty damage was slight, company offi cials say. The officials said the ex plosion was what is called a "flare up" in a blending mill. These, it was explained, are of frequent occurrence and could be ascribed to different causes. There have been no more deaths among the five injured in the Hagley explosion of yesterday. It is feared, however, that several of them will die. Louis Booker, who died in a hospital last night, making the death list thirty, left a wife and eight children. No Statement From Company. No statement was forthcoming from the company today as to the possible cause of yesterday's disaster. Deputy Coroner Nichols today took charge of such parts of the bodies of the victims as could be gathered. La ter he will summon a jury and a for mal inquest will bevheld. Difficult to Get Names. Difficulty was experienced in mak ing an authentic list of the dead, be cause many of the men were known by number only and some had corao to Wilmington to work only recently The list of names given out by the Company was taken from the payrolls- Every employe who was near the building that was destroyed was put through a thorough examination but without throwing any light on the mystery. Not one of the twenty-six men who were in the pellet packing house escaped and there is now only a big hole in the ground where the building stood. The investigators admit that there is but little possibility of the responsi bility ever being placed and company officials, while declaring that nothing would be left undone to determine the cause of the explosion, stated that they were without a thread on which to base their hopes that its origin ever will be ascertained. Plant Well Protected. Charles B. Landis, an official of the Du Pont company, gave out a state ment today in which he said that every precaution had been taken to protect the Du Pont plants and that these precautions had been redoubled with the receipt of war orders. "Our policing system," he added, "is un der the direction of Major Richard W. Sylvester, former chief of police of Washington, and he is in charge of the company's secret service. "The whole thing is an absolute mystery. Not a man Is living who was in or even near the packing house when the accident, occurred and we seem to be without the means of even starting an investigation." Running Down Every Clue. Reports that notices had been found nailed to trees and fences leading to the Du Pont plants at Upper Hagley and at Carney's Point warning em ployes of Teutonic origin that they would imperil their lives by contin uing to work at either place were re ceiving the attention of the big force of detectives working on the case to day. These reports were discredited by the investigators and officials of the. company alike but in order to leave no stone unturned it was decid ed to run down every possible clue. After the reports had gained consid erable circulation several days ago the company made a thorough inves- tigation but declared they had found absolutely nothing to substantiate them. Men accustomed to travel the roads in the vicinity of the plants were said to have seen the notices upon several occasions but stated they had remained in position for only a few hours at a time. The notices, ac cording to one of these men, read as follows: Americans lost their liver? with the sinking of the Lusitania did so after due warning. All men of Teutonic origin are hereby warned that if they continue in the employ ment of the Du Pont Powder com pany they will do so at their peril and will be taking their lives intheir hands." Widely Credited Theory. The theory that is most widely cred ited is that the explosion was caused by a spark from a horseshoe striking a stone or piece of metal or from a soark caused ' hv a. j nlng over some powder that had been spilled in the yard. But slight hope is held our for the recovery of tho six injured men who were taken to hospitals. BIG STRIKE IN NEW YORK. New York, Dec. 1. Several thou sand workers on children's clothing j sie on strike here today to enforce a demand for increased pay and shorter hours. Eighteen thousand employes are involved in the controversy. MUNICIPAL ICE NOT A FINANCIAL SUCCESS It Cost $900 More to Harvest Crops in Two Years Than Entire Re ceipts Totalled. Has the municipal ice venture of the city of New Britain been a suc cess? This question is answered by the report which Comptroller H. L. Cur tis will present to the ice committee and the water commissioners tonight. The report will show that the ex pense of harvesting the ice alone for the past two years was $900 in excess of the entire receipts. The report will also show that there is not a balance of $1,200 in the treasury for the ice department. Last year $1,500 was borrowed from tho health department with the under standing that what was not used was to be returned. Of this amount $1, 000 was counted as estimated income by Treasurer Chamberlain when he was compiling a statement for . the board of finance and taxation at the beginning of the year. It is believed the committee to night will recommend that the ice plant be abandoned for a year and ice bought out of freight cars in this city. The city can buy ice for $1.73 a ton and sell it for $2, holding the re tailers under obligation to sell it not higher than thirty cents per hundredweight. GENERAL FIGHT IN RUMANIAN PARLIAMENT Blows Exchanged By Parti sans and Adversaries of Government. Paris, Dec. 1, 5:15 a. m. "Parti sans and adversaries of the govern ment came to blows at the opening session of the Rumanian parliament," telegraphs the Berene correspondent of the Matin. "King Ferdinand had hardly begun to read his speech when he was interrupted with, cries of "Down with the government!" from Mille, leader of the interventionists, and his adherents. "The sujiporters of the government replied with cheers for the King, whose speech was interrupted throughout by shouts from the oppo sition. "No sooner had the King departed than a general fight began between the two factions." Rorlin. Doc. 1. (By wireless to Say villo) "The Rumanian deputy Mille. attempted to interrupt the King's speech before parliament," says the Overseas News Agency. "He shout ed "Down with the government!' Im mediately another deputy slapped his face, while the whole assembly cheered the King enthusiastically. After the session several deputies gave M. Mille a beating." 14 BODIES RECOVERED Five Other Miners Entombed By Ex plosion in Boomer, W. Va., Rescued Alive Six Others Missing. Boomer, W. Va., Dec. 1 The bodies of fourteen miners who lost their lives in Mine No. 2 of the Boomer Coal and Coke company by an explosion of a ! blow out shot, which yesterday im perilled S00 men, were brought to the surface early today. Soon afterward j a rescue party appeared with five other men who had been buried far under ground, and who, though still alive, were in a critical condition. Other parties who had been search ing the workings during the night came out with the report that they had been unable to locate anv of the five or six miners still missing and j their places were at once taken by fresh volunteers. HELD IN WATERBURY. Brass City Prosecutor Thinks Forster May Have Passed Many Checks- Because Prosecuting Attorney James A. Peasley of Waterbury thought that John V. Forster, who was arrested at his home on Witnhrop street here for passing worthless checks, may have flooded the city of Watrebury with the valueless secur ities, he ordered the case continued until today, when it came up for trial yesterday. The charge against the New Britain man is obtaining money under false pretences. ' PLAN PEACE CONGRESS. Berne, Switzerland, Nov. 30, via Paris, (Midnight) Arrangements are being carried forward for the con gress to study the basis of a durable peace, which is expected to be opened here the third week of December. Delegates from twenty-five countries have signified their intention of at tending. WEATHER. Hart fowl, Dec. 1. For Hart ford and vicinity: Becomimr unsettled and warmer tonight. Thursday rain- AUSTRIAN CABINET MEMBERS RESIGN Ministers of Interior, Commerce and Finance Quit Posts SUCCESSORSARE NAMED Most Important Change Made in Any Ministry of Central Powers During . War No Official Reasons for Resig nations Made Known Amsterdam, Dec. 1, Via. London, 10:45 a. m. Reports that several members of the Austrian cabinet have resigned are confirmed by an auto graph letter from Emperor Francis Joseph, published In the Zeitung of "Vienna. The Emperor has accepted the resignation of Dr. Karl Heinold d'Udynski, minister of the interior; Dr. Rudolf Schuster Von Bonnott minister of commerce, and Baron Engel Von Mainfeldon, minister of finance. Qualified With Proviso. Acceptance of these resignations is qualified with the proviso that the services of the retiring ministers are to be available, if required. Dr. Heinold and Baron Engel have been appointed members of the upper house, while the rank of Freiherr has been conferred on Dr. Schuster. Successors Named. Prince Hohenlohe Schillingfurst, president of the supreme court of ac counts has been appointed minister cf the interior; Ritter Von Leth, gov ernor of the postal savings bank, minister of finance, and Herr Von Spitzminller, director of the Kredit Anstalt, minister of commerce. The first reports of the resignation of Austrian cabinet ministers came almost simultaneously with the visit to Vienna of Emperor "William on Monday. No authentic information has been received concerning the con dition of affairs politically which brought about the retirement of the ministers, but their withdrawal and Emperor William's interview with Emperor Francis Joseph have given frep rein to speculation concerning Austria's reported wnnngness vo e This is the most important change which has been made in any of the cabinets of the Central Powers dur ing the war. These cabinets hitherto have remained virtually intact, al through coalition governments have been formed in England and France and there have been a number of withdrawals from the Russian cabi net. ANOTHER BRITISH STEAMER IS SUNK Kingsway Sent to Bottom Five Crew Missing- Captain and Twenty-One Others I a tided. of London, Dec. 1, 12: 15 p. ni. The British steamship Kingsway has been gunk. Her captain and twenty-one of the crew have been landed. Five others are missing. There are three British steamships Kingsway of 3,64 7; 24 7 and 211 tons gross, respectively. The first of these is the only one whose movements re cently have been recorded, and pre sumably is the vessel which has been sunk. She was 34 6 feet "long, was built in Sunderland in 1907, and was owned in Bristol. JOHN DEVOY COMING. Noted Irish Newspaperman Will Speak Her Next Week, John Devoy, editor of the Gaelic American, a national Irish paper, and one of the staunchest Irishmen in this country, will be the principal speaker at the rousing meeting to be held by the Emmett club on December !), in its rooms in the Commercial building. Plans for the meeting were discussed at a special session of the club held last evening, and Judge John Walsh v-as appointed chairman of the gen eral committee. v Editor Devoy was for a number of years connected with the New York Herald as an editorial writer. He was a recognized authority on foreign questions. Other speakers will ad dress the meeting and the committee vill serve refreshments. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NOTES. Plans Completed for Membership Meeting of Mercantile Bureau. A meeting of the Mercantile bureau membership committee of the Cham ber of Commerce, was held this morn ing, Chairman W. W. Leland presiding. Plans for the supper and membership meeting of the bureau to be held it the Hotel Beloin on December 9, were discussed and formulated. Re ports of large sales of tickets were reported. John T. Klrby, field secre tary of the United States Kelail Dealers' association will be the prin cipal speaker. The Mercantile bureau will hold a meeting Friday morning at 10 o'clock. WALKER IS RELEASED ON PAROLE AND WILL LEAVI New Britain Embezzler Has Been Incarcer PECULATIONS FROM SAVINGS. BANK OF 1 CLOTURE PROBLEM FOR . SENATE DEMOCRATS Re-election of Clark As Pres ident Pro Tempore Ap parently Assured. Washington, Dec. 1. Senate mocrats wrestled further with de the problem of cloture when they resumed their caucus today. At the same lime democrats of the house ways and means committee continued their task of readjusting the committees to provide places for the enlarged re publican minority. The senate caucus proceedings gave promise of being enlivened when Chairman Owens of the special rules committee submitted a report recom mending a modified form of limita tion on debate. Although Chairman Owens had expressed the belief that a cloture rule would be approved by the caucus and later by the senate, i opposition was considered certain from some of the democrats on the ground that the question should nob be made a party Issue and further ' that the senate should not bind it self with restrictions similar to those in the house. A rule has been prepared by cham pions of cloture limiting each senator to three hour's general debate on a Riven measure and fifteen minutes on - , mendments, ,wlth no tension of time except by unanimous consent. The re-election of senator Clarke of Arkansas as president pro tempore ofrthe senate apparently was assured, despite the revolt last season against the ship purchase bill. A voice chairman of the caucus also was to be chosen. The names of Senators Pomerene of Ohio, and Lewis had teen mentioned for the place. While the ways and means com mittee has not half completed its work, Chairman Kitchin said he ex pected to finish by Friday. The work must he done In time for the house democratic caucus Saturday night. NO YALE DELEGATION. Will Be Sent on Ford Peace Trip, Sayg President Hadley. New Haven, Dec. 1. Yale will not send a student delegation on the Ford peace trip. President Arthur T. Hadley of the university said today that Henry Ford had sent a request to him to designate some student of the university to join the expedition, but that he had declined to do so. "An invitation was received a few days ago," said President Hadley, "but in this instance, we declined It. Yale is not In the habit of sending Its stu dents on journeys of that sort." President Hadley Raid he had sim ply declined the invitation but had given no reasons. WAHRENBERGER LEFT ESTATE OF $47,898 Bulk of Wlnthrop, Lin wood and Arch Street Property Block Yalued at $18,000. Conrad Wahrenbergcr, the Arch street saloon keeper, who died re cently, left an estate valued by 'hi appraisers at $47,598.28. The report of the appraisers, Harry E. Morton and William Ritter, was filed at t he probate court this afternoon. Mr. Wahrenberger owned property on Wlnthrop street valued at $9. 700 and on Linwood street valued at $2,700. Property at 102 and 101 Arch street is valued at $2,4 00. The business block on Arch street in which the saloon is located is valued at $18,000, the saloon stock at $1, 666.22, saloon furniture and fixtures at $2,099.51 and the license at $S, 500. Stock in the Cremo Brewing Co., 24 shares, is valued at $2,400. Personal effects are placed at $100 and the deceased had on deposit in local banks $332.55. ESTATE IS $3,535. The inventory of the estate of Charles Splocttstoezer was filed at the probate court this afternoon by the appraisers, Luke Sinskie and John Sautter, who place the valuation at $3,535, the bulk in real estate. LEAVE FOR V. S- Santiago. Chile, Dec. 1. The dele gates from Chile md Paraguay to the pan-American Scientific congrev in Washington this month departed today for the United Stales. STATE PRISON T0M0RR( i at Wethersfield for Seven Years and Four Months NEW BRITAIN AND BAPTISTS $5( Now Broken in Health, He Away to Rccuicrae and Wi Return to New Britain to M; Home Here Caw? One of Famous in Connecticut A in Mexico. - Hartford, Conn., Dec. 1. F. Walker, embezzler of funct the tN'ew Britain Savings' ban today paroled from the state at Wethersfield by the board of meeting nt the orison. 'He had seven years, four months ana WILLIAM F- WALKER. As lie appeared when sent to days, having been sentencejwji 1908, and has earned sev months by good behavior. , Will Iicaro Prison Tomorn It is not expected h will lea prison before Thursday. The of parple had received, a numij petitions for the release of vl and the matter was 'consider several meetings. Objjection h; been interposed by any of the j Injured through the acts of W tic is o years oia ana me ooat of the opinion that in view of h anced age, his physical conditio hlg exemplary conduct In prison need be no fear of further troub Peculations Reach $505,(M Prior to the discovery of his jr la t itles Walker had been looked as one of the prominent men In Britain. He was treasurer Savings Bank of New Britain a the Connecticut Baptist Convc On Sunday. February 8. 1907. i came known that' he had dlsapp and a few days later the savings admitted a shortage of $170,000 J; accounts. Shortly afterward' it learned the Baptists were $& fchort. The amount of Walker' falcatlons together with negd securities missing, kept growing 1 upon Investigation and finally ren tn aggregate of $565,000, Arrested in Mexico. ' Clews to the whereabouts of missing man were followed wit avail. He was said to have lost siderable money with the Gor gang of wire tappers. Now and one of the missing securities w turn up. but it could not be tract Walker. Finally, through actioi Consul General Bailey the author at EnHenada, Mexico, put Walker der arrest. He had appeared fled to the mountains, but JImit rurales brought him In praeth penniless. He contested extradi vigorously from Dec. 19, 1907, date of his arrest until July foil Ing, when he was turned over the United States authorities. Guilty n Four Count. The late Arthur F. Eggleston state's attorney of Hartford count M the time of Walker's arrest and Ju Eggleston and hl assistant Attor John H. Ruck, had a wearisome 1 with Mexican treaties and probed during Walker's fight against exl dltlon. Hugh M. , Alcorn ' took', o as stafe's attorney In June, 190, J he presented the different eompla'l against Walker in th superior, ec in this city, July 25, 1908. Wal pleaded kuilty to tho counts and sentenced to state prison for fr one to twenty years on four coui Some of the cases against Wal have never been disposed of and main on State Attorney Alcor docket. ne br(4henhas to do,w ihe UapiiHi convention Dut that Ionization has iaterly favored the lease of Walker, Uvtmin him,t ciently punished. ; , I Excellent Prison Reeoro. In the little more than seven ye? Walker has been at the prison he h (Continued on Eleventh Page.) kJ..