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RUSSIA AND AUSTRIA EACH CLAIM SUCCESS IN THE EASTERN THEATER OF WAR
the weather. T ?K ILOID ' UITII H\()W, (Ol.l)tK. FIFTEENTH YEAR. NO. 76. PEACE FAR OFF. SAYS NORTECLIFFE LOUGHER, PRISON CHAPLAIN, WROTE LOVE LETTERS TO CONVICT’S WIFE, IS CHARGE Resignation of Minister De manded by Warden Simpson As Result of Dis closures ACCUSED HINTS HE'S VICTIM OF FRAME-UP Scandal Once More Breaks Out In Michigan State Prison JACKSON, Mich., Dec. 29.—Warden Simpson, of Michigan Btate prison, last night demanded the resignation of Rev. E. j H. Lougher, prison chaplain, on the ground of alleged mlaconduct of the minister with wives of oonvicts. The action of Warden Simpson was precipitated by the reveullngs of let ters alleged to have been written by Lougher to the wife of a prison in mate. It is alleged that Lougher mis used the privileges of his office to es tablish improper relations with the wives of convicts who came to visit their husbands in prison, and that he maintained incriminating correspon dence with many of these women. The letters which resulted in his dis missal, however, were written by but one woman. Mrs. Neta Van Vorce, of Bowling Oreen, Ohio. When asked whether he wrote the letters, which were filled with on de/ lng terms. Lougher said that they contained things which he believed were "written in,” by some person with a desire to Injure him, but did not deny their authorship. He abso lutely denied any improper relation ships with the woman, or any at tempt to establish such relations. Lougher Is also accused of having visited a hotel In company with Mrs. Van Vorce. He admits this, but de nies that his visit was attended by improper circumstances. Warden Simpson stated that he had not asked for Loughers' resignation until he had completed a thorough ex amination of the charges against him. Lougher has been chaplain at the prison for six years, and was well known as a lecturer on penal prob lems. SAY SCHEHANSKY WAS GIVEN TO BAITING POLICE I Leader of Gang That Threaten ed To “Get” Brown, Offi cers Declare KILLING NOW SAID TO BE ACCIDENTAL Patrolman Claims Gun Was Dis charged When He Slipped and Fell Frank Schejuansky, 20 years old, of No. 711 Dubuiaat., who was shot and killed by Patrolman Milliard A. Brown, of Huntst station, Monday afternoon, while attempting to escape after the othcer had placed him under arrest on a simple larceny charge, was tne leader of a gang fond of "baiting*' po licemen, according to the police, who now insist that Brown shot the man accidentally, and fired only one shot, his revolver being discharged as he slipped and fell into a ditch, while pursuing Schemansky. “We have received information siuce the shooting, that Schemansky and his gang had planned to ‘get’ Patrol man Brown, and give him a beating," says Inspector William H. Good, who made the Investigation immediately • after the alarm came in. Early Monday afternoon, the state ment given out by the police, was that Brown had fired once in the air, and then shot again, faulty wounding the •.fugitive, when Schemansky kept on 'running. “First reports were to that effect, *' says Inspector Good, "and the fact that Schemansky ran a block and a -half before he dropped, gave rise to that report. But only one rareridge was fired from Browns revolver." Joseph Senova, alias "Ochle," a member of Schemansky’s gang, was arrested with Schemansky, the police having three larceny complaints against the pair, they say. As the officer started with them to the patrol box, they struck at him. from both sides, according to Inspec tor Good, and then both prisoners ran. Benova Is still at large Coroner Burgess decided. Monday aftern<*o:». that the shooting of Sche mansky was accidental. Schemsnskv was the sole support of his father, 71 years old. and a crip pled mother. 62 years old. A young sister also survives him. Ipufrutf Uim&s BRITAIN TOLD TO KffiP HANDS OFF 0. S. COMMERCE Interference With American Ves sels Cannot Be Tolerated, Is Notice HOLDING NEUTRAL CARGOES UNJUST Statement of Attitude Demanded In Official Note—Retaliation Is Suggested WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.—The United States government has dis patched an emphatic note to Great Britain protesting against British in terference with American commerce and insisting that there must be an early improvement In the treatment accorded American vessels. Tho note points out that the gov ernment of the United State* has been singularly patient as to the de tention of vessels ow-ned by its citi zens and points out that public feeling toward Great Britain's policies in deal, lng with shipping owned in this coun try is becoming decidedly unfavorable. The document constituting the strongest representation on this sub ject made by the United States to any of the belligerents since the outbreak of the war, was cabled to Ambassador Pago to be formally presented to Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign sec retary. As the detailed point of view of the United 9tates in numerous specific cases of detentions and seizures of cargoes, had been wet forth in a series of emphatic protests, most of which have gone unheeded, today's commun ication was couched in general terms covering the entire subject of the rela tions between the United States and Great Britain as affected by the lat ter's naval policy, considered highly objectionable by this government. The note declares at the outset that the representations are made In a friendly spirit, but that the United States considers it best to speak in terms of frankness lest silence be construed as an acquiescence in a policy on tho part of Great Britain which Infringed the rights of Amer ican citizens under the laws of na tions. Since France has adopted practical ly the. same decrees on contraband as has Great British, today’s note Is virtually a statement Intended for all the members of the Triple Entente. The document points out that com plaints on every side and public crit icism in the United States hold the British policy as directly responsible for the depression in many American Industries, a situation the seriousness of which must be apparent to Great Britain. Reimbursement alone for car goes unlawfully detained or seized. It siates, does not remedy the evil, as the chief difficulty is the moral effect of British practice on American ex porters, who are restrained by It from taking risks or hazards which In no case ought to surround legitimate trade between the United States and othei neutral countries. Feeling has been aroused on the subject to such an extent, the com munication add*, that the American government feela compelled to aak for definite information as to Great Brit ain's attitude. In order that it may take such measures ae will protect American citizens in their rights. MORE FIGURES ARE FILED BY BEMIS Submits Summary of Details of Appraisal of D. U. R. Property The board of street railway com missioners received from Prof. E. W. Bemls, Monday afternoon, a summary of the details of the appraisal of the physical property of the D. U. R., the total value of which was announced by Bemis a week ago as $16,r>00,000. The summary covers about a hun dred pages and the details, which will be filed later, take up about 26,000 pages. Triplicate copies of the summary will be made, one for each commis sioner. After the members of the board have digested the summary it will probably be made public. Commissioner James Couzens was elected president of the board and Commissioner Wilkie vice-president. It was also decided to ask the council for the $15,000 remaining of the SIOO,- 000 voted for preliminary expenses In connection with the municipal owner ship program, the money to be used for keeping the appraisal up-to-date and for expenses In connection with negotiations with the D. U. H. for the purchase at lta plant. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29. 1911. * * SAY KILLING OF AMERICANS WAS_ACCIDENT Shots Fired by Canadian Sol diers at Duck Hunters In tended As Scare INTIMATED TROOPS WERE WITHIN RIGHTS Men Had Violated Both Civil Law and Military Order BUFFALO, N. Y., Dec. 29.—The kill ing of Walter Smith and the wound ing of Charles Dorsch, two American hunters, by Canadian soldiers on the Niagara river near Fort Erie, Mon day, was unintentional, according to Information gathered by the military authorities and forwarded to Ottawa last night. The soldiers were aiding a provin cial officer to arrest the men for al leged violation of the game laws. Several volleyß were fired over their heads to force them to come ashore with their rowboat. A final shdt, said to have been fired for the same pur pose, struck Smith between the eyes, and, passing through his head, wound ed Dorsch on the arm. While deep regret over the incident was expressed by the Fort Erie vil lage officials, it was pointed out that the men were not only technically under arrest by the game officer and were attempting to escape, but they bad violated a military order which forbade unauthorized persons to ap proach the International boundary line while armed. This order, It was said, was accompanied by a verbal order to the soldiers on patrol to shoot to kill If persons so armed re fused to surrender promptly. ASK WITHDRAWAL OF AMERICAN CONSULS WASHINGTON, Dec. 29.—The Ger man government has formally notified the state department that American consuls In Belgium must be accept able to the German military authori ties, and that It is desirable that some of the consuls be withdrawn for the present at least. Secretary Bryan declined to make public the text of the German com munication or to comment upon It. The understanding in official circles, however, is that the notice Is similar to the one sent Argentina and other neutral countries and that It an nounces that consuls must exercise their functions only by permission from the military authorities in con trol. Property swurr* nfco waited until «h«- laat Sara to pmr atato Nad count* lave*, crowded the office* of County Treasurer Edward F Hteln. Monday, paying a turn estimated at about v SIOO,OOO This. It la la the lar«- »*t amovnt ever taken In by the county treasurer fn a elnfte day Clerk* made nut a total m n.tt? re ceipt* during the day. Detroit Tlataa* Ab Prtatlag Depart Meat.—Main 4610. HORSE APIECE! DRYS OPEN BIG FIGHT TO MAKE MICHIGAN ARID Plan Local Option Campaigns in Sixteen Counties As First Gun ORGANIZERS ARRIVE FROM COLORADO • Will Invade Upper Peninsula and Carry on Vigorous War fare in Whole State FLINT, Mich., Dec. 29. —Plans for a whirlwind campaign to make Mlohl gan dry, are being completed by E. J. Hall and D. C. Summers, organizers for the Michigan Anti-Saloon league who established headquarters here yesterday* They have decided to di rect the campaign from Flint because of the fact that Genesee county is the first of 16 Michigau counties, In which local option elections are possible this year, to decide to put the question to a vote. Decisions are expected In the other counties within a few weeks. "The campaign in these counties Is but the beginning of a greater fight to put Ttre whole state In the ‘dry* col umn." the organizers declared today. Thoy have Just arrived from Colo rado where, they say, they, helped to swing the state "dry." The campaign In Genesee will begin with a meeting at Flushing, Wednesday, and a county rally in Flint Jan. 10. The "drys" say they will assume the aggressive in the following counties that are now “wet;" Berrien, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson. Alger. Chippewa, Emmett, Oakland, Lapeer, Tuscola and Mason, will take the defensive in Eaton and Spnllac counties, now "dry," and will carry the battle Into Delta and Iron counties where the Issue has never been voted upon. Genesee county has been In the "dry" column for two yean. GRANT REVIEW IN FRANK CASE WASHINGTON, Dec. 29—Justice La mar, of the supreme court, last night granted the application of Leo M. Frank of Atlanta for review of the court of his conviction of murdering Mary Phagan. iAimar’s action automatically stays execution of Frank, scheduled for January 22. STOCKMARKET OPENS QUIET A ■■ ■ NEW YORK. Dec. 29.—Monday's advances were generally well held to day at the opening of the stock mar ket. The market was fairly quiet and somewhat Irregular. Amalgamated Copper opened unchanged at 62 1-4 but 10e( a traction after a tew tales. COUNCIL WOULD TUT WHOLESAE LIQUOR GRANTS Aldermen Try To Figure Out Scheme For Control of These Licenses CONNOLLY'S RULING IS STUMBLING BLOCK Court Holds That Solons Have No Discretion in Dealing With Applications The council committee on liquor refutation finds that it is at present without authority to control the grant ing of wholesale liquor licensee. Aid. Maurice Keating makes the charge, and other members of fTle committee agree with him, that many wholesale liquor licenses are merely shields for “blind pigs" where beer can be pur chased by the bottle and whisky by the half-pint. Saloonkeepers put out of business bf the council as undesirables can obtain a wholesale license for a nom inal sum, and the committee Is pow erless to stop the practice. In a re cent case. Judge Connolly .held that the Warner-Cramton law does not limit the number of wholesale li censes. and that the council tins no discretion in consideration of applica tions. A plan to keep the number of wholesale licenses down was discussed in a meeting of the liquor comnUttee, Monday afternoon, and it is likely that an ordinance will be drawn restrict ing wholesale liquor locations In much the same way that retail locations are restricted under the present Watson ordinance. Assistant Corporation Counsel Tars ney disagreed with President Dingo* man, former chairman of the liquor committee, in informing the commit tee that such an ordinance could be enforced in the courts. The committee granted a wholesale license to Anthony Hrapkiewlcz, No. 2548 West Jefferson ave. Several other petitions were held up. After fight ing for a year, Aid. Anthony Nowc was forced to bow to the will of the other members of the liquor commit tee when a transfer was granted An thony Szparaga from No. 741 Jos. Campau-ave. to No. 888 Chene-st. Nowc succeeded, however, in block ing the application of Stanlslaws Pacemy to transfer from • No. 1128 Military-ave. to No. 987 St. Aubln are. THE WEATHER Detroit an* tIHsIIti Taaaday night, cloudt with omowi Wednesday, partly eteady with oaaw flarrleai eolder with eotd ware i fresh wlada, ahtfllag la aarthrreat galea. I.ower Michigan i Saow on Tncoda* • t*ht. followcd hr elearlagi Wedae*. da'. much colder with eold warei freah shifting winds, becoming northwest. Haw can they da It far Iffr rmtat That’s what ther all a my whsa they hare tried oar noonday tmach. Wstil Onto w a Id.—Adv. THE CLEAN NEWSPAPER ‘STARVING OUT' OF GERMANY TO CONSUME YEARS, SAYS LONDON TIMES PUBLISHER FRENCH PRESS FORWARD INTO CLAIM Germans Deny Paris Reports and Austria and Russia Give Each Other Lie MUD BRINGS CLOSE RANGE FIGHT&TO END Artillery Cannot Be Moved In Belgium and France Be cause of Weather BY ED. L. KEEN. (Staff Correspondent (jniiod Press.) LONDON, Dec. 29.—While the French uuii British troops in the northwest of France and southern Bel gium are checked today by frightful weather conditions, important happen ings are taking place in Alsace. The French columns under Gen. Pau are pressing forward uiuj advices from Paris Indicate that they are on the verge of a substantial triumph. Meanwhile there is. a growing be lief that the British fleet is again about to make an attempt against Cuxhaven, this time In force. The successful raid on Cuxhaven, it is asserted in naval circles, shows conclusively that the Zeppelins are impotent. They have been considered a far greater menace than the mines, but now that fear has been removed. While the admiralty continues wpliynx -1 like, great activity is reported from the several ncfval ’bases, especially those commanding the direct route to Heligoland. In the operations from Lombardt zyde it is reported the allies were I compelled to advance along roads and through country where tho mud and water was more than knee-deep. Ar tillery cannot be moved at present, and until another freeze sets in fight ing must be of the va riety. PETROGRAD. Dec. 29. —Complete failure has marked the efforts of the Oermaus to check the Russian ad vance at half a dozen points on the long battle line, according to the gen eral staff reports. The combined Ger man-Austrian offensive has been turn ed into a stubborn defense with the Russians pressing wedges into the dual line. The positive declaration was again made today that not only was Warsaw no longer menaced, but that the Austrian-German right wing was in grave danger of being envel oped and crushed as the result ot a flanking attack delivered by the army which has been operating against Cracow. The Austrians tried a flanking movement along the Biala river, north of Tarnow. in conjunction with a Ger man force operating well to the northward. The movement was re ported by Russian airmen and con firmed by the appearance of Geu. Boehm-F?rtnolll‘B troops on the rail road line near Llako A Russian army of 100.000 men was Immediately rush ed south and attacked the Austrians, driving a wedge between the two main Austrian armies The official reports agree that while the chief German positlous are still strongly held, there has been a dis tinct checking of their Initiative, and indications are reported at a number of points that point to a general with drawal to the reserve trenches here tofore constructed well In the rear. Berlin Claims Smalt Gains In Poland BERLIN. (Via The Hague. Deo. 29. —Today’s official reports throw little light on the general situation, al though minor gains are reported against the Russians In Poland. There It is stated the German lines have been advanced at a number of points on the lower Vistula Fighting con tinues southeast of Sklernlewlcs and between the Pllltza nnd the upper Vis -1 tula. The weather, however, con tinues to hamper a general advance and ground Is gained literally by Inches. • Intimations are given at headquar (Conflatied on Page Tw*.» Garbage Collectors Must j Take Civil Service Exam. The civil service commission haa decided that garbage collectors are skilled laborers, inasmuch as they are drawing more than $2 a day. the max imum wnge for unskilled laborer* un der the elvll service rulee, and the garbage men —§7 of them —will he re quired to take an examination Why la a smell, will likely be ofie of the in tricate queatlona. AFTERNOON EDITION ONE CENT Activities of Germans In W. gium Denounced—Jap>Ameri can War ScaVe Pooh-Pooh-! ed by Publicist - ,t' '" TIMES ’CHRISTMAS SHIP HIGHLY PRAISED Other American Activities In War Zone Come In For Commendation Lord Northcliffe’s Views on the War Utmuf Is beatea aad waa beat ea the da? abr r«-treated from Pm rim. The horrors of He lie loin will past laMr n pore la the background. Herman? will he strangled and •ha war end by starvation aad at trition, hat the pro**ess will he one of years and not of months. The Japanese have kept strictly to the letter of their agreement with the allies. Am erica as are well aware af the slse of the lOagllsh navy nail know •hat for 100 years It has been friendly to them. The Japanese are abundantly cognisant of the latent power af the I nlted States. It Is fortanate that the Herman army and preseat Herman govern ment has produced no Hisaanrck, M Von Moltke, no Von Boon. The Herman nrmy and govern ment Is a superb government with no brains at the top. <Lord Northollffe. owner of the Lon don Times, the London Daily Mail, the Loudon Evening News and numerous magazine*, today in the following ar ticle, prepared exclusively for the United Pres*. discussed the present status of the European war. England's greatest publisher explained that hi* statements echoed his own purely un official views, although for 20 years, through his publications, he has been warning England of Germany’s hoe* Mle purposes The Interview was pass ed by the British censor.) nv lord NORTnckirroe Copyright* 1914* by The t atted Pres* English Bights Reserved. IX)NDON, Dec. 29. —The sucres* of the representative of the United Pres*, Von Wlegand, in securing ex pressions of opinion from the leading German generals, the crown prince and Admiral Von Tlrpitz and others should not be construed as Indicating a pro-Orman tendency on the part of your agency. It is a tribute to indi vidual enterprise. 1 would have been very glad to have had any of my newspapers have such a series of brilliant coupe, including, I remem ber, the interview with Gen. Von Em mich, of Liege, after his constantly reported suicide. But the increasing loquacity of the highly placed Ger mans. the crown prince, Admiral Von Tlrpitz. Dernber & Cos., I regard as a sign of anxiety and weakness. This Is not among the German people, from whom the facts are even yet hidden, but among the ruling class ot Germany who, of course, are wel| aware that Germany is fighting a loss ing war. You will notice that all of these Teutonic spokesmen—as Is wont with beaten men—alternately whine and threaten. We are content to let Von Tlrpitz and the crown prince do the, talking while I/jrd Fisher and OeoT JofTre do the shooting Pray do not think tbut we under estimate the Germans. Many of us are of the opinion that this coloesal war will last several years. None the less. Germany is beaten, and wat beaten the day she retreated from Paris. Her battle for Calais is now in Its eighteenth day and if Is another Impossible effort on her part. Her mercantile marine has been wiped o® the seas. New York harbor is in* dicative of whet has happened in the rest of the world. The whole original object of Oar many has been defeated. She la now everywhere on the defensive except in Belgium, where the last army of occupation Is still engaged in hl« hor rible task of bullying and plundering the wretched victims. The story of Germany's treatment of Belgium and thst part of Prance she ts now occupy-: Ing ha* not yet been told. I learn from American friend* who have just returned from Belgium that when the world hear* the full horrors of what happened In Belgium it will put the horrors of Cawnpore in the back ground. But for the fine American diplo macy of your representative in Brus sels, Brand Whitlock, and the su preme generosity of the American peo pie. the Germans would have succeed-' ed In starving the little nation which they hare not been ashamed to de spoil. It neeme almost incredible but it is true, thst the wealthv Germaaj << AnllnnH on Pag* Two). Only alt ana were were received to advertisements for trained nuraee for the poor commission at a salary ot f 1.000 a year. Four of the applicants rlntgi residence In Canada and tha other two have not lived la the city a year The commission will read | ’* rU “- • a jp* Detroit TtawV M F Is gw Dmm. I Mala 4 lit.