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rpTCKHkt Bhsr oi all BETTER BU, LOCAL NEWSPAPERS PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1915 TWELVE PAGES. ESTABLI i FRENCH OCCUPY TURKISH ISLAND IN AEGEAN SEA Russians BeMed to Be Undertak ing Great OHensive in Bukowina and Italians Take Dnrazzo MONTENEGRINS POT AUSTRIANS TO FLIGHT Macedonia Situation Remains Unchanged- Germans Claim to Have Reconquered Positions in Vosgcs y Region Ottoman Troops Securing Largo Storc3 of Ammunition Aban- doncd By British on Gallipoli. ' Paris, Dec. 30, 5:15 a. m.- French troops . have occupied the Turkish Island of Castelorizo (KasteloryKo), in the Aegean Sea, between the Island of Rhodes and the Gulf . of Adalia, according to the morning papers in Paris The possessicm of Castelorizo " as a naval base is characterized as in dispensable. , Castelorizo is a small island of Asi atic Turkey, lying off the south coast of Asia Minor, seventy-five miles east by south of Rhodes. It has an area of eleven square miles and is inhabitated mainly by Greeks. Prussians on Offensive. London, Dec 30, J.l:49 a. m. Although Petrograd remains silent on ; the subject, the public is inclined to ,-l,believe the Russians are undertaking '.'a great offensive in Bukowina, near the Bessarabian border. Official Austrian reports, telling of attacks by dense f masses of Russian troops, ' indicate that an important battle is under way. The fighting centers at a point near Toporoutz, a small town just .within t; the border of northern Bukowina, but i a simultaneous attack is being made :? along an - extended front, reaching from the Pruth to a position north of ' the Dniester, a distance of about, forty : ; miles. The latest " advices state that t the Russian assault is being contin- ued, accompanied by an unusually heavy bombardnient. ' : ' - ' ,; erman Attack Pails. , s- ? . Unofficial reports from the extreme 'northern portion of the eastern front t state the Germans have made a seri ous but futile attack in the region of - Lake Babit-while the Russians west .of Lake Kanger are threatening j Mitau. These opposing attacks create ' a delicate situation, as a successful ad -vance by either would endanger con siderable forces of the defeated, op- ponent. Along ' the western front, except forming and aerial engagements on 'the British lines, the chief fighting ' seems to be confined to the Vosges ,a where, in the region of Hartmahns Weilerkopf, the French claim to have made a successful advance. Berlin of ficially minimizes this success, but does' not deny it wholly. , . , Macedonian Position Same. ? . Nothing has happened to change the Macedonian position, but it is geri- ' erally believed that any advancement Into Greek territory must, be made by the Bulgarians, the opinion behig v that, the Austrb-Germans cannot spare enough troops for a serious attempt against Saloniki. . , I , Domestic tension Jn England over the compulsion ' question has been "v -greatly relieved. Italians Occupy Durazzo. Geneva., Dec. 30, Via. Paris, 4 p. m. '"-It is reported here on good author ity, that Italian troops have occupied the Albanian seaport of Durazzo. Austrian?) In Retreat. Cettinje, Montenegro, Wednesday, Dec. 29, via Paris, Dec. 30, 3:25yp, m. -After heavy fighting for three days between- Austrian t and Montenegrin troops the Austrians are in retreat on one part of the front, the, war office announced today. The statement fol lows: "There is violent artillery fighting along the whole front of the 'S&njak army. The enemy continued his at tacks against Raskovagora. but the Austrians, after three days of tena cious fighting ,are now retreating. "There is no change on the other fronts." ""?". French Repulse Attack. Paris, Dec. 30, 2:30 p. m. The text of the official statement given out today by the French war department follows: "To the west of Peronne the enemy attempted to . capture one of our saps in front of Dompierre. The attack was completely repulsed. "In Champagne, in the region of Navarin Farm, our artillery fire pre vented the enemy from repairing the trenches which were demolished by us on the night of Dec28-29. !'' "On the rest of the front there was nothing to report." : Germans Regain Positions. Berlin, Dec. 30, by wireless to Say- vlHe- Heavy fighting continues in ,,-thc jVoFges. Announcement is made ' ' v . 'Continued On Kleventh Page.) BANK STOCK VALUES AS FIXED BY STATE Commissioner Cerbin Makes Known Decision of Board of Equaliza tion on Investments. Tax Commissioner William H. Cor bin today issued a statement detail ing the values for purpose of taxation, as of October 1, of the shares of the capital stock of banks, national bank ing associations, trust, insurance and investment companies, fixed by the board of equalization ' in accordance with sections 2331 and 2332 of the General-Statutes as amended. The valuations in so far as they affect Greater New Britain are as fol lows: Par Share Value Valuation New Britain National Bank $100 Commercial Trust Co. . 100 New Britain Trust Co. 100 Now Britain R. E. and Title Co 25 First National Bank, Plainville 100 $172 105 267 25 105 STEAMER NYM BURNS AT DOCK AND SINKS Engineer at First Believed Missing Is Found At His Home. Muskegon, Mich., Dec. 30. The steamer Nyack, owned by the Crosby Transportation Company and one of the oldest vessels in the passenger business on the Great Lakes, burned at her dock here today and sunk to the bottom. Her engineer, Lafayette Dennison, could nob be found after the fire and fears were entertained concerning his safety. The Nyack was built in Buffalo in 1878 and was valued at $150!,000. She was being rebuilt in preparation for next summer's . passenger and freight business. The origin of the fire has not been learned. . The burned vessel was 231 feet long, 33 feet beam and had a gross tonnage of 1,188 tons. Later Engineer Dennison was found at his home. He knew nothing about the cause of .the fire. i -v v -, MALINOWSKI CALLED IN ON MILFORD CASE Woman Who Drowned Her Two Sons Formerly Resided on Broad . Street, This City. Mrs. Edward Krause, the Milford woman who drowned her two sons, Edward and Sidney, aged five and six years respectively, in a, reservoir in Milford Tuesday and then tried to drown herself, is a former New Brit ain woman and lived for a long time on Broad street, where the family was known by the oiame of Krasewski. Mrs. Krasewski has - a number of i friends in this city who are following j taoo win interest. Court Interpreter M. R. Malinowski has been called to New Haven to as sist the prosecuting attorney and cor oner in getting at the real facts of the case. The interpreter, visited the woman at the New. Haven county jail today with Dr. Mailhouse of New Haven to investigate her sanity. Yesterday Coroner Mix and the New Britain interpreter had a long talk with Mrs. Krasewski. Mr. Malinowski states that the story told by the wom an is that on Tuesday a man came to her house and informed her that her husband, who is an automobile driver, had just been killed in a wreck. Crazed with grief, she claims, she rushed from the house and searched for her husband. Then, she claims, her mind became a blank and she re members nothing until she was pulled from) the reservoir herself, struggling against her rescuers and begging that she be allowed to die. GERMANY'S ECONOMIC STRENGTH UNBROKEN Food Resources Sufficient to Feed Population However, Long War May Last. Berlin, Dec. 30--By wirciss to Say ville "Count Friedrich Von Westarp, reporting on the proceedings of the chief committee of the Reichstag," says the Overseas News Agency today, 'announced that the food resources of Germany are sufficient to feed her population however long the war may last. Count Westarp added that the government by taking efficient measures had succeeded in keeping prices below the level of both neu tral and eriemy countries especially below that of Great Britain. 'The committee expressed its abso lute certainty that food for Germany's population is assured for a war of any duration whatever, and that Ger many's economic strength is unbrok en. There is no necessity to end the war one day earlier because of econ omic reasons it declares, and the mil itary and political situation give as surance of victory." TWO AUSTRIAN SHIPS SUNK BY ALLIES Torpedo Boat Destroyers Sent to Bottom in Adriatic DURING SEA ENCOUNTER Remainder of Squadron Which At tempted to Bombard Dnrazzo Com pelled! to Flee Towards Austrian Naval Base. Paris, Dec." 30, 12:35 p. m. Two Austrian torpedo boat destroyers have I been sunk as a resxilt of an encoun ter witn sea forces of the allips at a point outside of Cattaro, in the Adriatic. . ' " Tjhf purpose of the 'Adrian ships waaAtfmbard D&aaln allied squadron went to meet them with the result above set forth. In addition the remainder of the Austrian squad ron was pursued by the warships of the allies and compelled to flee towards the Austrian base. Official French Report. This information was contained in an official announcement of the French marine department given out today, which reads as follows: "An Austrian naval division, hav ing come out from Cattaro for the purpose of bombarding Durazzo, cer tain squadrons of the allies went forth j to give battle. The Austrian torpedo 11 A J J . -r wai uesiroyer JLiKa , encountered a mine and was blown up. The de stroyer Triglav, of the same type, was destroyed by the fire from the ships of the allies. . The remaining warships of the enemy were pursued and fled in the direction of their base." Several Previous Encounters. There have been several previous encounters of lesser importance than the one now reported in connection with Austrian attempts to interrupt transportation of Italian troops to Al bania and ' of supplies for. the Serbian forces which have retreated to that country. Several supply ships have been sunk by Austrian warships. The destroyers Lika and Triglav were sister ships built in 1913. They were 266 feet long, of 787 tons dis placement. Each was armed with two 3.9 inch guns, six 11-pounders, and two torpedo tubes, $820,809 COLLECTED. Tax Collector Iooniis Records Figures for City's Revenue Chest. Tax Collector Loomis' office made a record during 1915 in the amount of money taken in for all revenues ac cruing to this department of the city government, the grand total to date being $820,809.50 against $763,479.19 for 1914. These figures Include city taxes, sewer and street sprinkling as sessments together with back taxes, liens and interest on liens. For taxes, only $783,699.80 was collected against $714,844.25 for the same pur pose in 1914. The greatest monthly collection oc curred in July, when the taxes are due. That month $639,241.61 was collected, a colossal amount in itself. The next best month was June when $61,279.20 was received. The col lections by month are nere given: January $7,336.70; February $5,362. 66; .March $7,010.92; April $8,362.32; May, $12,745.77; June $61,279.20; July $639,241.61; August $36,666.29; September $9,994.62; October $17.- i 453.89; November $9,935.38; Decem ber $5,420.14. UNIONISTS MAY RESIGN Three in British Cabinet Resent Mod ' fled Form of Conscription. London, Dec. 30, 4:20 a, m. The Daily Express today asserts that there is a group of at least three unionists in the cabinet, led by the Eerl of Sel- i borne,, President of the board of ag j riculture, who are likely to resign be I cause Premier Asquith's plan for a ; modified, form of conscription does not go far enough- These men contend that it is wronf to force all the single men to serve in the army when there is a large pro portion of married men who could be spared , more easily and that alto gether the premier's plan is a useless compromise, says the paper- The Express therefore anticipates a fair crop of resignations among the sup porters of voluntary enlistments and the determined conscriptionists but says that the resignations will not le serious enough to imperil the exist ence of the government. The paper also expresses the opinion that the Earl of Derby, director of recruiting, will find a place in the reconstructed ministry. KING'S PALACE HIT. Ferdinand's Abode at Varna Struck During Russian Bombardment. London, Dec. 30, 12:17 p. m. King Ferdinand's palace at the Black Sea port of Varna was hit during the re cent Russian bombardment of that Bulgarian town but the damage was unimportant, says a dispatch from Athens to Reuter's Telegram Co. The same Russian squadron, the corre spondent adds, bombarded the Bul garian port of Traka. Important German forces from Serbia, according to semi-official ad vices received by the correspondent, are now concentrated at Varna. ALLING MAY RETIRE AS CHAIRMAN TODAY Head of Safety Board Expected to Re sign His Position Healey Named As His Successor. Edward B. Ailing, chairman of the board of public safety, has announced his intention to resign from the chair manship the same to take effect on January 1. This afternoon the three commissioners were scheduled to meet and take action on the matter, EDWARD B. ALLING. when it was expected that Commis sioner R. R. Healey, senior member of the board, would be chosen to succeed him. It is not understood that Mr. Ailing will sever his con-, nections with the commission how- ever, but will merely lay aside the duties of the chairmanship. Since taking over the duties of chairman of the board Mri Ailing has introduced a number of inovations and has given freely of his time and. energy to the good of the fire and po lice service. Mr. Ailing was elected chairman of the safety board to succeed Joseph R Andrews when the latter was re moved by Mayor Quigley almost a year ago. . REVOLUTION PLANNED IN WESTERN CHINA Rebellion of Imperial Guards Followed By Whole sale Desertions. Shanghai, China, Dec. 30 A tele gram from Cheng-Tu, capital of the Province of Sze-Chuen, says there are indications that a rising in west ern China is being planned, secret preparations being made for the re volt. The opinion is expressed in the despatch, however, that the chances for the success of the movement aro small. San Francisco, Dec. -30.; Open re bellion by the imperial, guards, fol lowed by wholesale desertions, is said to have resulted from Yiian Shi Kai's order directing a movement of troops against the revolutionists in the Pro vince of Yunnan, according to cable advices received here by the Chinese Republic association. Troops from all sections, according to this information were flocking to the support of 'the Yunnan garrison. It was announced by the Chinese association that $10,000 . had been subscribed toward the revolution by Chinese residents in Texas. GOV. HAMMOND OF MINNESOTA DEAD Stroke of Apoplexy; Superinduced By Attack of Ptomaine Poison ing, Claims Executive. Clinton, La., Dec. 30. Governor Winfield Scott Hammond . of Minne sota, died suddenly in a hotel here early today from a stroke of apoplexy, which physicians stated apparently had been superinduced by a recent attack of ptomaine poisoning. He died before physicians could arrive. St. Paul. Dec. 30. Lieut Gov. J. A. A. Burnquist, who becomes governor of Minnesota as a result of the death of Gov Hammond, was ill; abed when told of his predecessor's fate. ;.Mr. Burnquist received the news at- his residence, where he had remained to day because of indisposition pre cipitated by a cold. Winfield Scott Hammond, eigh-. teenth governor of Minnespta, was in augurated just about a year ago, fol lowing his election on the democratic ticket. Previously he had served sev eral terms in the national house of representatives, being sent to Wash ington from the second Minnesota dis trict. He was born November 17, 1863, at Southboro, Mass. WEATHER Hartford, Dec. 30. For Hartford and vicinity: Fair tonight. Friday increasing cloudiness. "v X 4 ; j ' , , y - v. I if " ' 1,448 ARE ARRESTED IN ELEVEN MONTHS City Sees Three Murders During Past Year THREE OFFICERS HURT 840 Foreigners Are Arrested Vhilo Only 608 Citizens Are Apprehended Police Take in $30,350 in Bonds Auto Patrol Proves Usefulness. During the year- 1915 the New Britain police department was confronted with an unusually large number of baffling and difficult; cases, chief among which ' was the : double murder of Rev. Joseph Zebris and his housekeeper, Miss Eva Gllmanaltis, at the Church street parish house on the evening of February 8, and the serioug strike riots which occurred during the month of -September. The past year has seen more murders committed in this city than any previous year within the memory of present officers in the department, there having been no less than three such violent deaths. The most cold blooded one was the brutal murder of the priest and his housekeeper, fr which Bernard Montvid paid the penalty on the scaffold at Wethersfield. The third murder was the killing of Julius Grus cha at his Booth street home by Emil Fralter, who is now serving a four teen year sentence in the state prison. 1448 Arrests to December 1. From January 1, 1915, through November 30, according to the care fully prepared report of Chief William J. Rawlings, the police department made a total of 1,448 arrests. Of this number 608 were American citizens and 840 foreigners Of this number there were 1,117 adults and 83 were females. After trials in court 313 were sent to jail and 24 were com mitted to the reform school "or some other institution : of a similar charac ter. ' Blotter by Months. In the month of January 107 ar rests were made, of which forty-four were Americans, and sixty-three .were foreigners. Twenty-four people were sent to jail " and " two" were committed to some state institution. February saw 118 arrests, , forty eight Americans and seventy foreign ers. Of those" n&rrested, 100 were adults and seventeen p of these were women. Thirty-nine were sent to jail and one was committed to a state school. During March 128 arrests were made, including forty-nine Americans and seventy-nine foreigners. Three women were arrested. Of the 100 adults arrested thirty were sent to jail. Two minors were committed. April saw the arrest of seventy four Americans and fifty-five foreign ers for a total of 129. Eighty -six were adults and twenty-seven were sent to jail. Of those arrested, four were females. Five children were committed. In May seventy-seven foreigners and forty-eight Americans were arrested, making a total of 125 for the month. , Adults arrested number 105 and j tmrty-eight went to jail. Seven fe males were caught by the authorities, j xne monin or Junes record was 131 arrests, sixty-eight Americans, sixty-three foreigners, 100 adults and thirteen females. Twenty-seven went to jail and two of the younger .wrong doers were committed. - . July's record is 142 arrests, of . which 63 are Americans and 79 were for eigners. Adults numbered 114 and females numbered four . Twenty went to jail and three youngsters were com mitted. In August 127 arrests were made, 4G Americans and 81 foreigners,, total ling 112 adults of which four were women. Twenty-two prisoners were sent to jail. September was also an unusually busy month owing to the strike troubles. The largest number of ar rests was made, 181 being appre hended. Of this number but 59 were Americans while 122 were foreigners. The adults numbered 161 and the fe males totalled reven. Thirty-three were sent to jail and two children were committed. uuring octoner 140 arrests were made, 80 of which were foreigners and 60 Americans. Of the adults 121 were arrested and 31 wrere sent to jail. Eleven females were arrested and one minor was committed. , Last month saw 120 arrests, 49 Am ericans and 71 foreigners. Ninety seven were adults and -nine were women. Twenty-two went to jail and two children were committed. Fortune Taken in Bonds. The police department and its of ficers took in a small fortune; in bonds during the past eleven months, hav ing had a total of no less than $30, 350 held as surety for the appearance of various accused. The money was of course returned to the bondsmen on the appearance of the prisoners. By months the amount taken from bondsmen was as follows: January, $2,800; February, $1,800; $1,800; May, $3,700; March. $3,000; April, $2,000; $2,550; June, $1,900; July, August, $2,800; September. $4,100; October, $3,700; and November, $2, 000; total, $30,350. Patrol Run Many Miles. The great value of the police auto mobile patrol-ambulance was aptly demonstrated during the past eleven (Continued On Ninth Page.) BEGS ASSISTANCE, DIES IN FEW HOURS Church Street Man Says No One Cares For Him and Tells Nurse Not To Bother Relatives. Appearing at the door of the New Britain General hospital shortly after 9 o'clock last evening and applying in a pleading manner to be taken in for treatment. Arthur Dubord, aged 42 years of 28 Church Btreet passed away at the institution at 1 o'clock this morning of an attack of pleurisy. He was in a very weakened condition when put to bed, having been ill for two weeks at his boarding place but had had no medical attention. When questioned by the nurse the deceased said, "Nobody cares for me, don't bother my relatives. I have a brother Walter T. Dubord' In New Bedford, Mass." Toward midnight the deceased spoke in a delirium about his wife and it was apparent that he had had domestic trouble. Medical Examiner Elcock was called to view the remains and he gave per mission for burial. Word has been sent to New Bedford, to the relatives of the deceased and to the Work men's Sick and ' Death Benefit Asso ciation of which Dubord was a mem ber. BOTH SIDES REST AT NEW HAVEN TRIAL l Judge Allows Government and Defense Two Days Each to Sum Up Case. New YoTk, Dec. 30. The defense tested its case today at the trial of William Rockefeller and ten other former directors of , the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, charged with conspiracy under the Sherman anti-trust law to monopolize the railroad traffic of New. England. Thetrial has been in progress since October 13 The announcement was made after RJchard V. Lindabury, of counsel for William Rockefeller, had read to the jury a statement in behalf . of his client who, he announced, was too ill Tdtfestlfy. The ' statement was ft stipulation agreed to by government counsel - as to what his. testimony would .have I been. In it Rockefeller denied that he ever formed or entered into a con rpiracy. The acquisitions by the New Haven while he was a director, were not made as the part of any precon ceivd plan. In voting for them, he used his Judgment, he said, as to what was for the best Interests of the New Haven and never did he derive any personal profit from his associa tion with the New Haven, except as came to all stockholders. The New Haven directors, his state ment said, were advised by "Counsel of high legal standing" and since 1907 by Edward D. Bobbins who he regarded "as peculiarly qualified" to give advice. There were also law yers among the board of directors and he "never supposed" that anything he did was in violation of the Sherman law. Rockefeller denied all knowledge of the negotiations between Charles S. Mellen and EUson J. Chamberlain in connection with the Grand Trunk traffic agreement until a report was made to the board on the agreement which seemed to him much like other traffic agreements and which he was told had nothing to do with the abandonment of the Grand Trunk's extension from Palmer, Mass., to Providence, R. I. He also denied knowledge of the Metropolitan steam ship transactions. The statement was read after the government had completed the cross examination of Charles M. Pratt, who, with Lewis Cass Ledyard were the only defendants who went on the stand in their own behalf. ! Charles S. Mellen, was called by the government in rebuttal and after he had briefly testified, the govern ment also finally rested its case. The jury was excused until Mon day morning. Judge Hunt stipulated ! with counsel that both sides would not occupy more man two aays eacn In the summing up. EXTRA DIVIDEND DECLARED Two and One-half Per Cent. Present By New Britain Machine Co. Directors of the New Britain Ma chine company fell in line with those of other manufacturing concerns in New Britain at their quarterly meet ing today and declared an extra divi dend of two and one-half per cent in addition to the regular two and one half per cent, dividend. The New Britain Machine company is one of the busiest plants in town and under skillful management it is now enjoying a success second to none in its history. CHILDREN AND MATCHES There was a small fire in Boyle's Commercial street block this after noon to which members of Engine company No.' 1 were called by a still alarm. It is thought that children playing with matches may have caused the lire. The damage was slight. i mourn n; mmm ma PROPOSAL AMERICA Secretary Suggests ol Nations for At URGES BAN ON SII OF MUNITIONS Scheme Which ILas F! President Wilson Is v warded by Latin Attn! Mi dors and Ministers Foreign Offices for C Status of Negotiation Washington, Dec. lanslng has suggested t!ons which, with the comprise (the Pan-Am that they Join in a conv arbitration of all boun putes and for the rhlpments of war munit ttonariei. ' , Secretary Lansing's pi has the full support Wilson Is being forwa Latin-American amba ministers to their h offices for consideration carried n on of th at plan, in which the Scientific congress now iri Is a part, for preset-ratio the western hemisphere union of all the America Held as Confide The status of the negl the details of SecretaJ proposal between 'he statl fidential between the statl and the Latin-American here. Mr. Lansing today I tirely to discuss it In the diplomats uniformly could not discuss a matte In its preliminary, stage consideration by their II offices. , t .. , , It became known, hoi soon after Secretary IJ ilvered his Pan-Amer j speech before the sclent I In which he advocate! America ."One for. all and he began Inviting the Latl representatives to ' the st ment two at a time and them his proposal. .At the! it is understood, the secr lie declaration . which ha much favorable attention Latin-Americas because ol cestion that all the Pan-Ar tions should, if .necessary! a united bulwark against Invasion or aggression upd bor, wag discussed in some uniformly, it is understood,! Americans expressed theli lion of Mr. Lansing's etatei Memorandum to DlpU The , technical form in new proposal was made "w closed today, but there are that it took the usual f memorandum to the dipk wag in such official form a transmitted to their horn ments as the basis for actio Pleas for a greater Pan- ism were numerous today nrnmm of the con feoite of the great volume read on technical subject? of questions of an int character were discussed a bers of the . congress ' 1 talked of the cyrstaliiwitk Pan-American Idea Into a form that might beeome kno Pan-American Alliance. Reciprocal Knowledr A Pan-American congress for Its one object the co-ol tf a "principle of general 4 for the whole continent. m fundamental idea of giving Importance to the reclproca edge of the American natic suggested by Mrs. Earned Lopez De Nelson of ArgentiJ wild that more Americanlc lcs nationalism should be ta children of both North an America. 'The education n to the children of America," clared, "does not prepare i the Pan-American feeling of hood which Is so desirable, them with false conception; disposes them to look on the A neighbors with suspicion." Knowledge of governmental l?tration Is important for asserted Miss Sonhonisba ridee of the University of Chic cause they must reply on th condition for efficient ho management. Ida M. Tarbell told the Pan lean Scientific Congress toda the education of a woman sh based on tne assumption mat rt marry. "The. woman as a rule comes tack without systematic tra said Miss Tarbell. "Parents ally consider that when she t she can pick un what she nc know. The results are deplortj "Training should be genera , . (Continued On Eleventh Par