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Your Money Back If You Want, It. S** Editorial P?ge. Fir?* Column. Vol. LXXIV .No. 14,889. ??394 Ntm iark ?Eritwne WEATHER fur ro-DAT. fiyOinr %m> n ?HHKR TOMORROW. Y'aftniay* Tfmp?r?lnr'<: Hifh. Ml '"" "? Fnll rrport on r?fi> IS. First to Last the Truth: News - Editoriah - Advertisements l< apy-rtfM, IflC Hi Thr tribune Am?i Intlnn FRIDAY, JANUARY I. I91?. ? ? IIIM/'I' ?1VL' i'L'YT In ( I?} "f N*" ^ <?'??. N'??r??. Irruye U, ?imI Hoh?k?n. ! M IV I i W.>Ii V. Ii/> I H4KHIHK? IHMIIM. SAYS ISLANDS ARE NOT m TO BE FREE Worcester Opposes Both Preamble and Bocy of Jones Bill. UNANIMITY OF DEMAND DENIFD Tells Senate Committee Anarchy Would Follow U. S. Withdrawal. WAKES PLEA FOR NON CHRISTIANS l \ Secretar) ol Interior Fears for Them at Hartes of Poli licians of Lowlands. ? ??>? and ? the seizure ? I'Cnvrr. wiii ?<-il State? to ?cndence is gr? "ie. ' the testi bar, for four ' rior of re the Senat" commit ? is con ?tr?l on bill a??ur ? ndence and ? f.^jrc of autonomous govern r-< independence, to .':on is now lend ' :. Wotcester de i'.urf ' ' politicians who I a demanding conces ?ar enough v.ith the r.red, "to de frrHntinp conce-sion* doe.- ?.ny.vhere. If we had ?jtiM . ' ?? ?- politicians it ?! ? : rs of covered that we aie f maw. Aft? '>ens for ancthtr. .'.e wh? n the n ready for self ? Vnit<d . ; ?? ent moment eak in the >.-. and ask us not I iv of the people would kllNl ? >mise at all promise in KiilrlU.I h> Or. Wot rester. '. ipino i r.-te of the B ff>n?titute ?s thriving i; vern Dl Worcester. 1 I I v-rieree n tribes has 'han that of any committee Whs ? teatiiaoi ? ? rear iateri ti ' ? >ntrol of affairs reprisal? upon tho?e who iependence, men of prop - <td, did not dare Omi the con ?' ' 'iiosity ???ward ? ?, and the Mahomet?^ ? ? way? of peace ? re upon the:r ancient . r*r ..? ? < ? 5 within a few ' i ... 'ually happen*" . rce-"' 1 '??? a quarrel that earn? , ? Malt, that in ?Br ?w t?\e a Mai idence bad >? af?:n?t toreijnert. owing t., . :|?r, *? ? ?, :?? M ? ? , anU he ? ...? \.r-.,.r4 the t&M I \gii?n..i ><g ad ? ,.????. ??uU )??.. to BMMU t kgi'a'ior. and -land? had ? m ..? ? empi?te ?fVMerw ? ? | ?hem rh a pt, ? . V ?ill h? t?*lt??a4 M ^^ , fc#(WMa i ? I CITY GIVES NEW YEAR BIG NOISE WELCOME Sparkles and Bubbles of Joy. with Noise, and Still More Noise, and Then Some More. Greet 1l) I 1 With Confidence That Gloom Is Gone. If tilt New Yeai <ioe? ri! prove ? ' N#1 te MR] fi M. ??bU tXtonl There h?ppy one, if will not he the fault of ??* soin.' ?i'.k of 1 Brutle?*,Mummlet N?W York Hefore Little 1911 do not New Y.-i i ';.. In' there ?tW no 0r\ forget to hanjt up the new calendar) dences of neli ?nta'trophe la?t ,"?* mote than three minutes oh) it Bight A stroll? t i'rom restaurant to had received a welcome auch an WM ttkt? WORM h>f b?B la?WIHi ?7 tat never accorded to any of Itl predece* tact, provided h< eoold pei>? 'he doora ?ora. aturar aucceeding aayi ?My i,,., the dawn of the 1.1.? uns mer' ? Ml doubt of it. A ?light relapse of the cheer, manifest early thil morn ' Rut the Kcv ? complain. H received .. frei come from million of Croats, whistle?. tattles and horns the? exceeded onlv eting ferewell riven (?Id ir>n m it limped away. Along upper Broadway the white lifhti tante? unt,! pawn made them unnecessary. At the lower en., i country's main street. Unstated about old Trinity, where it nestled tangly la a hollow square of skyscraper? out of reach of the biting br?ese, the usual thron* heard the mellow chimes float front the belfry at midnight From nnrly m the evening until a like hour of the morning the streets note jammed with a care-free holiday tbrong. content to celebrate with noth? ing but noise. Scattered ?bout the '?ere were o thousand and one ; diversions to appeal to every seeker of pleasure. From South Brooklyn to 243d st.. The Bronx, it nag R riiKht of merrialent If any were glum they ?deserved to be. for it was their own ! fault. Opportunity for jollification ana never more plentiful. Is there a ?rar in Europe? lias it affected the champagne suupply? WHITMAN TAKES CHAIR OF GOVERNOR Quits Inaugural Ball at Midnight for Office in Capitol. M 1 Albany. Jan. 1. 1915. At midnight < hurles Seymour Whitman Bssvmed the roie of Governor of tut State of New York. Ils ;.i t ?? t n-n- to ecM] hil own tettgnutien ?<i kMstrie? Auor? ney of N'e-v York County. Biid then ho ,: ??pointed Charlo? Alhi rt Perkins to the vacancy. Hil next act wn? to re designate the five Supreme Court jus? tices, Justices Rich, Kru<e. Dowling, .McLaughlin and Laughlin, a? justices of the Appellate Division of the First Department. Governor Whitman arrived her" a l-.ttle after T o'clock. He und hil party ?net at the depot by William A. OtT, hil private secretary, and bj i Major Moore, his military aeci and other members of his ofhVal fam Hc eras driTon in en automobile to the Kxecu: where Mr-. Whitman and their daughter, have been since Tuesday. Immediately behind the Governor and his party, all of whom occupied obifea, came the Non York I'olice Hand, playing airs that eaueed the In tanta oi thin city to epplaud them a-* much as they did the new Governor. After dining with hie family and th?> Executive Mansion Mr. Whitman went to the inaugural charity ball at the armory, accompanied by Ins military ftaff. He reached there at 11 o'clock." a little after the retiring Gov? ernor. Martin P, Glynn. and his mili? tary staff had entered the building. liot'n the incoming and the retiring Governor! were applauded by the elite of Albany, and by the scores of logia and other state officials who are here to attend the inauguration cere ? -, which will be held in the As? sembly Chamber at noon to-day. go Whitman left the ball at a little before midnight and was driven troke of 12 . . : leentive ? hambere, a dc-k et which Cleveland aid Roosevelt sat, and which they left to go to the White Hi The last stroke of the neighboring church bells bad sounded, and the new (lov.rnor. who hud been -worn in last Monda) by Preaiding Joaticc Ingra I Appellate Divleion of the . 'ment, accepted Ins own ation. Only a handful of frienda. new paper men I lleial family n the EneentiY? Chamber? erben Vhitman, with set face, per firet act as Governor. The re one Fiom the ? id sat I ?, nd who | robebly ? -v which ' ? Ufih the m ? .. i.., . n ??? ? i bad bees i I Neu Tears part lk:- Bt ? . Mm : Hoff ??? Perkins, ? rederii I I Keyword ?rere dinner pay I ' wae thi the ? ? i mg papera ?ml finishing ?ha' there r< tly et . las) two bo un . r room were BfM I < eaning out ? "I'm going away foi a Deed? after the c?r?monie? tO-mOITOe Ulynn. "1 am going ewer with ? ? . ?? t la? s We ! there, ?nd then ? nie for a mai th ? i tidal *?nt .o make a . replied: ? f> r uhic 1 I ,? i ?',...? ... a eng ao 1 i ki?\* ? k'l t-i he ; ? ? i : ripie end practice of IvstUiitae oe y?*c a, tatusa * ; of a ?ingle plan of refreshmen ont? rtalnmenl aftai 11 o'cloci dot.-< were the throngs on the o\ clamoring tor table room ,. war? No one on Broadway d the evening or early this mo ?oemed to hare hoard of it. Then ">"' ' ?? ition of the war loOI it lay in the similarity to <.f the email French of the continual ai .1 ai 1 ulmost deafening popping of eorkl No one can I 1 tatiatiei an fea ' Day, s<. the figurai relath the amount of the Siting, thrl aoverage eanannod in town last 1 ar? omitted. One reason for thoit ?once ?1 thi.t no one eonld oatl 1 with any degree of exactness. The question was put to the 1 j waiter of a Broadway hoto! whon 1 Now Year was welcomed by an 1 j orate programme of music, souve | laughter and the like. "How r champagne will Nan York gat : withr "Impossible to tell!" he exclai "No one knows. In thil hotel, ? dinner time until midnight, we er tained fi.OOfl guests. New Year's , ia one holiday when champagne is ? drink of all. Il to say oponed -'.'<0o quart*. There are i ( (MiiiiMifd on page |r>- eeeanaa ? BABIES AND HOME BURN AS SHE SH01 Mother Fights Police a Surgeons to Reach Hei Dying Children. 1 and New Year'* for Mi-. M ron, o? SSI North 7th Williamsbuig. In leal than thirty tr otes lat<t t.ight she was mad?) home] -.r ? I - bal<!>? I :il be 1 h 1 K'*s V. . ? i<* wot ?bopping homi caught firo and her two 111 boya were mortally burned. ^ ion Mre. Eiacaren !> H Um hoi last evening the children, Henjam five year? old. and Francis, three, W( locked in. It was perhaps twenty U ute? afterward that Frank Mflntfc who lived with hi? wife and three el dren on the second floor, came hoi and found the house at'ire. Mont fort ran upstairs and re?cu laail) and then tun? . alarm. When the 1".renier' got the flames si ficlently under control U permit th? to enter the iirnt floor rooms th stumbled avor the almael lifoloaa bo loi ot the Eiscaren children on the flo la the kitchen. The elothej of tl youngsters were burned off and thi were lying in four inches of icy wat lrorn the tire hose. They were breat ir.g*. but unconscious. An ambulance was called from Wi lamsburg Hospital, and just as tl surgeons, protected from a curioi crowd by police and firemen, we carrying the children out and placir them in the ambulance, Mrs. Kiscart returned. She became frantic ar fought surgeons, police and firemen 1 get into the am'-ulance and remove th children, whom she refuted to ha\ taken away, ?^he was held while the ambulant drove o:T. Then neighbors led h( away *o keep her at ont of their horn? for the night. The children were hurr.ed all ovr their bodiea, and their ehaneoi for 111 a.e slight. It 1- believed that while th mother was out they played with th tire in the kitchen range. ? DYING AFTER CRASH BETWEEN 2 AUTO! Brooklyn Real Lstate Man, Tak intf Children to Dancing Contest, in Hospital. \ laxicab hit the rear wheel o? 1 limousine :i which Bamaol Kushm, 1 real ottato dealer, ol ilil Eaatan Parkway,* Brooklyn, hia family am ?ome friend? wore driving along th< parkwaj last night, ami overturned it and Kusli.: .1^ crushed. Ht- U n St. John'i Hospital. The Knahiaa, with then se\tn-year langhtor, Lillian; ?1rs. Elizabeth :. and Mis. Muilm's eight-v.-.,-? old 101 bad started for Kis mrt Tomplo, m Herkimer li., whore 1 t going to take part Btoat A t,i v reached ..-. and Albany av. a taxicab 1 ? I ..? .??; ,".th .iif up bah O'Brioa -tarte.I to awing >iito Albany ad drO?e UM clo.-e to the limou? sine. His cjr struck the rear wheel, tl Ins own var veere?! off the big roachii ? ?' ' and ovortoinod. K , .: to the rooi of the forei that hi? irai liattured. Ihr chauffeur ?, I 1 ami children escaped ? Itfa < Btl << _ -? Julius Rosenwald Indicted. ?p,, pac I ? enwnld, . km li A ( o.. ?as failare to I 1. a . a ? Indict against three . , '<" accused Ifraudwlont acbadalct. GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER .00 j ,ia gUM ?tcpP*rod tottle.. I -AdU. LIVED IN WANT TO FREE ROGER! WOMAN'S PLE Dying Mother Says La\ yer's Wife Agreed to Get Divorce. GIDDINGS DENIES SISTER MADE PAC Poison Victim's Diai Tells of Baby's Life Day by Day. Desperately hoping thr.t her sacriti and denial might enable Lorlya Elt Rogers, father of her children, to sa sufficient money t.. propitiate his r? wife ami persuade . I to grant him divorce, Mrs. Ida Roger?, with t legitimiaation of her children her sc thought In life, lived for year? in po erty >o abject that she had frequent to borrow from the janitor small sur to pay the milkUMB and the baker. I'n ber deathbed, in Lebanon H<i pital, following the poisoning of he self and her two children, the worm who calls heiseii' the common-law ni of Rogers told her story yesterday her physician. Dr. W. Grant Hague "If he hBd had just $10,000," she alleged to have told the doctor, "1 could ha'e been a free man at Rl time." Three Women in Mystery. Rogers'* divorced wife, his prese' wife and the woman known as Mr Ida Rogers are well acquainted 01 with another, according to the RtOl reported to ha-, e been lold the docto and met frequently. "I.orly? and I ju*t fell in love wit each other," she is said to have to; the doctor, in explanation of her reli tiOM with the lawyer. "He told n that he had an agreement with h that If either of them ever fe in love with any one else he or she ws to tell the other*all about it. Who he promised me t,>at he would get a d \orce from the other woman I agre" to live with him. "When our first child UTM born. tw and one-half years ago, he told hi wife. Thai waa the IIrai time she ha known that we were living togcthe She promised to release him alter certain period, provided be UT?lul g around Hth her a'i?d* Se *een ?ith he in public, ho that everything woul ?cern to be all right. Pact to Free Husband. "He agreed to that, and he took he promise in writing that she would re lease him. Then, when the time w? up ?he refused to live up to her agree ment. That was two years ago. Shi demanded that he continue to suppor her. "And so I saved, and did my owr housework, and got along on so little hoping to clear the situation for th. children's sake.'' Monday night, she said the nighl before the attempted suicide she am Rogers had a slight quarrel. There was an agreement between them that neither should chastise the children which was broken by the woman when the boy, John, became unruly at the runner talle. When /.he struck him Ropers became angry. The quarrel amounted to nothing, she sa;u. and was made up the next morning. Poverty in which the couple ??ved wa.. testified to by John H. Halden, janitor of the apartments at 14.51 Uni? versity av., where they lived from Oc? tober, 1912, until October. 1P14. Their lirat child was three months old when they moved to l'niversity av.; there is no record of where they lived prior to that time. Roger? Merely Yisited Home. Rogers, the janitor said, visited the woman daily, but never stayed OVI r night. He would nrrive lato in the afternoon, he stated, and remain for dinner, leaving immediately thereafter. When the couple's second child was born there was considerable difleulty about nurses, and the janitor's wife and ais-.er-in-Iaw attended the woman. Later, said Halden, his sister-in-law was injured by a streetcar, and Roger?, in grutitudc for her assistance, agreed to handle the case without charge. He ? red |10i, aoeordiag to the jani? tor. All of the small sums '.'huh Mr-. Ida Rogers borrowed were alwaya re? turned, '.ne janitor ?aid. Chang'- of moldeaos by the couple to JJl Wool 167th st., which took place October 1 lust, was apparently marked by the inauguration of a new arrange? ment, as the lawyer, since that eat?, | ..- spent 'very night a: the home oi the second woman. ? Woman Ufad i?>r Children. That Mrs. Ida RogOTI lived ?or her children ie evidenced ' kept by bei .-.nee the birth o: bei leooad child, April I ot this The diary wa? written in the t.... a \ulume by Dr. Hague, entitled "Eu? genic Mother anil Baby." Although nearly daily entries v.ere m?de foi eight menthe, Rogers or her condition in life ivii aOVef mentioned. entry hud to do w:,.h her child, I Some o? the entries folio* : .lune M - I. ot ida had her tits' bath in the large tub. Age Ig weeks. July '? Leride ??t up in her cr? inge. Age. i months 18 days. July M l.onda held up her head and shoulders ?lone. August N I-onda laughed out loud. Are 4 month? 14 diys. S?ptembcr 10 1 put I.onda on the bottle Age 6 months 4 diys. October knWLorido begin ?leeping in a room alone. November IS Londa rolled out of bed November M Took I.orida to Iron* Park _ laatlgaiO laiBBO* *< lolaaaa * CITY BAN ON QUACK "CURES" IN HEALTH LAW Special Section Passed to Curh Evils Bared by The Tribune. REGISTRATION FOR PATENT MEDICINES Habit-Forming Drugs and Disease Get New Check in Revised Code. Pereietcnl ttgbt made by The Tl with Mie aaaiatanee oi Commiaaionoi Goldwatar af th.- Health Department, again medicine fakori and fraud : ?n the pai iag< ii ordinance which will put a itOB to the abuses the public has to long and irad in thai direction. Boctioa 117 of Article H of the Sani? tary Coda now proTidei ipacineally that the ingrodiaatl Of all "proprietary or patent medicines" shall be registered with the Health Department. As adoptad by the Hoard of Health the ' ? . of th?' revised Sanitary ?.'ode read?: "Regulating the sale of proprietary and patent niodieinoe. Mo proprietary or patent medicine manufactured, pre? pared, or Intended, for internal human iall he held, offered fot -ale, sold or given away, in the City of New York, until the following requirements shall, n each instance, have been met: "The name-- of the ingredients of every such medicine idiail he registered in the Department of Health in such manner as the Regulations of the Board of Health may prescribe. Patent Medicines Defined. "The etpretsion 'proprietary or pat? ent medicine,' for the purposes of this section, shall be taken to mean and in? clude every medicine or medicinal com? pound, manufactured, prepared, or in? tended, for internal human use, the nOjnOi composition, or definition of which i* not to be found in the I'nited States I'harmai opuia or National For? mulary or ?hit h doe? not hear the name of each ingredient conspicuously, clearly, and legib!> set torth. in Eng? lish, on Ihe outside af each bottle, box, or package in which the sait! medicine or medicinal compound is held, offer?d for aale, soit!, or gi1 en .!?.(>. "The provisions- :.t this luction chall not, however, apply to any medicine or medicinal compound, ?old or given away upon the writ'en prescription of a duly licensed physician, provided such medicine or medicinal compound be sold or given away to or tor the use of the person for whom it shall have been prescribed, and provided also, that the said prescription shall have been filed at the establishment or place where such medicine or me? dicinal compound is sold or given away in chronological order, according to the date of the receipt of Mich prescription at such establishment or place. "Every such proacriptiOB shall re? main so filed for a period of five years. Method of Registration. | "The names of the ingredients of pro? prietary and patent medicines, regis tared in accordance with the terms of thi-v section, and all information re- l lat.ng thereto or connected therewith, shall be regarded as confidential, and shall not be open to inspection by the : public or any person other than the official custodian of such records in the Department tt Health, such persons ;.? may he authorized by law to inspect such records, Bnd those duly authorize?! to prosecute or enforce the federal statutes, the hues of the Statt Of KtW York, both criminal ami civil, and the ordinances of the I t] O? New York, but only for the purpose of such pros? ecution or enforcement." On Oetobar I >f this year the sec? tion arill take e'Tect, the interval be? ing allowed in order that many drug I ta, department ???ores and atheri having on hand stocks of patent nv?l iay gat rid of them, li connection with tin- portion there i* another now and interesting etc* tion, hearing incidentally <>n the cru siul?' the Tribone conducted .? rear or tWO ago againat the ?lrug sellers, and which resulte?! in the passage of Boylaa law. This non eectbna pro? hibits leaving at houses "free" mm l>lc? of medicines. It has been found that many of the pills and nostrum1? lusse?! upon doorstep* contained heroin, cocaine or other drugs. Man? ufacturers ma> distribute samples to phyaiciana at the trade, but not to in? dividual homes. Section 121, aNo ne?, prohibits plnsicians from charg? ing for aniiltmn he ha? received Iree I rom Ihe Hoard tit Health. l'p to the preeont time private hos? pitals had aa eity inperviiion, bat ao<a thai arill came andar the dime? the Board <>? Health, and 01 :zed perm I - lii ( urb Spread of Ditease. ? . ' ? tion proviiies that eo per* lag Mom an jfacturing m. a tenement ise. This h nota law already, but ha? ? ,-. ritte:. Hanitorj Cada m that the Dealt.i Department's i wita otiier depart - without aon? I ? HUBO m?o ?? ? been fol any other sections. In the tature fac*or,e-? ami other es? tablishment! viier?- persons are eni jtill be reporte?! Ca?es of ptomaine peiaontng nil] he reported tree or origin of th. i)oisoi. possible. A fat '? provided that ekil lieii suffering from diseases of ch.iii ?ood should be excluded trom the . and a B<ni section pro''. he employment of teacners and in uructors urthete.i rculosis or .imilarly ?lavi An interesting change ii that ?.hil t-aaiiauftl ?a "??? I, ttlujna a GERMANS CROSS POLISH RI VER TO MEET DEA TH Silent March Unbroken Until Withering Fire from Russian Trenches Covers Ground with Heaps of Corpses. Fighting still contin?an batwaoil the Vistula ami Pilica rivers in Poland, where the Germans are endeavoring to push through toward Warsaw, Germany merely ?ays of the contest here that <? " offensive has made progress in the district of the Rawka River, but that in the other regions the situation is unchanged. In Galicia and in the Car? pathian passes the Russian.-, seemingly hold their reported advantage. In the western arena the French have captured half the village of Stoinbach, in l'pp<r ai ace, by house to bouse lighting. The Gorman report says the houses were systematically d.-v-troyd by the enemy's ar? tillery. Along the Belgian oast the Allies continue to shall " I and id her small towns. fond?n. Jan. 1. "The Daily Mewi pub)iehea the following from it? I'etrc grad correspor dent, describing th lighting on the Hiver Bsnra: "The last German attack on th Rzura was typical of the desperate on laughts which MD lave been broker ? It was made from the village of Mlod - in, on the left bank, on a darl i.i:rht. The Eolith villagers relate thn the Etuaiina ar.i.x on the opposite ban! maintained dead silence, all the bi vouae lights being extinguished. A suspicious sound began among *h< Germans about 9 o'clock. Light? an peared in some of the huts nniL/h' peasants then noticed the German . moving slowly through t'::> village, or ; ccring all light! to be put out. Tht ii carts v ere lade'; with pontoons ant! th? horses' hoofs vtre wrapped in rags The peaaanti aere orderod to aceom i pany th? Germana, who Are! moved ir ' the direction of Szaczew, and the; turned directly toward the river, whit! 1 was reached after two hours. The peasants were then or lered to ente' the river and mount the pontoons. Thl , 1 ridge wa? ready in a quarter of an | hour. Meanwhile, new German for?ai 1 v.ere gathering with machine and field gune. 'Complota silence still continued on the Russian bank. The Germans began to cross, first with machine gun... ami then followed with infantry. The op? eration lastetl four hours, and about -J in the morning, juat before daylight, they deployed considerable forces on the right bank. Suddenly a salvo met them from the ttuuiaa fide, followed by others. Soon the whole bank was one mass of ?ire. The Germans arara swept down by tens, then by hundreds. The Rus.sians**^hells soon were smash? ing the pontoon bridge and sweeping the confused, panicstricken masses of \ German infantry into the river. Some ! tried to swim across, but were drowned I in the swift waters, which were ? by Russian shells. "Hy 9 o'clock nothing remained but heaps of Gorman corpses. The final attack upon the Rawka was also mado 1 on a frosty night, When the 'f'Pfmans tor?!ed the river. Erom the ihaliow, sandy banks they were allowed to cross and advance about two-thirds of a mile. When they came upon the Russians the Germans 'started I charge with their ? bayonets, but \ hundred yards froi -?ian position they were m< with a terrific machine gun and rifl fire. Their ranks recoiled immediate!; ma ?'><) late. The Roeetsai ha got behind them, and the Germans wer su rounded on all ?ides. They fough furiously. The battle lasten ?eve honra, and ? ? Go mane lost l,_o killed and 1,000 wounded." Petrograd, Doc II. Oornaaay' main efforts during the last fet days have been concentrated on at tempts to force s path eastward The Rus?ians captured Germai trenches along the outskirts of th forest and a stubborn conflict is st.! in progress there. Yesterday south o Melogoetcha, which is sixteen miie due west of Kielce, the German?, aitei a t?rrido preparatory hombardment attacked the Russian positions, bu wire ropuleod by the Russian front. A the village of Boksinet;, twelve mile: north of Andieetf, tli" Germans eap tured a Btteaian intrencbment but wer? afterward driven out and compelled t< rt tiro. The Russians, after three weeks o1 inataining tueh frantic and infuriatet attacks as '.hose which have astonishcc the world, attll maintain their line which runa practically s'raight north and .outh along the meridian trorr Mlawn ti< AndretT. From the latter point the line bends back roughly along the Nida River to the Vistula whose upper reaches beyond that are in Western Galicia, where even* are entirely in the beads el the Russians. The Austrian operations from the Car? pathians and Western Galicia, although under German command and strength? ened by strong German forces, have again failed to effect their purpose. 136,600 Russians Prisoners, Claim Made by Germany Amsterdam, Dee. HI. What is de? scribed n; an unofficial telegram, bu' which, nevertheless, was loaned to-day by the <;, rinan army headquarters, has been received here. It reads: ?'()'..!? troops In Poland are p:ir the enemy. After the battles 01 and Low:o- we took more than 87,000 prisoners r.nd man? csfHXMi and ma c'nne gU9 *. "The entire bavoty. ?inee the begin? ning of out offensive in Poland in No? vember totals l.1o.f)0fl nriior.ers. more than loO cannon and over 300 machine guns."_ _ FRENCH TAKE ALSACE TOWN HOUSE AT TIME Capture Steinbach, Commanding Surrounding Country ?Six Heroes Die to Make Capture of St. Geort?es Possible?One ComDanv Blown Ud. London. Dec. 3E In Flandera and France there has been a lull in the fighting on most of the front, disturbed occasionally, however, by artillery fire and infantry attacks and counter-at? tacks. The French announce to-night that they have carried half of the vil- . l?ge of Steinbach, in Epper Alsace, ?hieb, while of little or no importance itself, stands at the foot of a hill which commands a large part of the sur? rounding country. The French won their way mto the town by house-to-house fighting, a the German official report sa- * the houses were systematically doetl by the enemy's artillery. It is in tn. region, as in the vicinity of N'oyon and between the Argonne ridge and th. .'.'.eu te, that the French have been pushing then effauaive with the great te1 torce and where they claim to have made the most progress. Along the Belgian coast the fighting il confined to artillery bombardments, and Westende and many other little towns which long ago were deserted by their civilian populations have been Udo the target tor shells of the Alliei. Six French Heroes Give Up Lives to Take St. Georges. Pari?, Dec. IL Bow the ! eroic self sacrifice of NI French blueja? made possible the capture af :-'*. , ( Jeorges, a town less than two ? from Nieuport, is described by 'T. Matin's" wat correspondent in Flan d.Ms. Re -ays: "The attackers had driven the Ger? mans from the advance trenches, taking rafuga in the houses m the Mi? lage, the Germans soon placed their ?laaallaata in a difficult position. The situation of a forc? o? Belgian?, ;<olat L'd on a strip ul land ?urrounded by a f.uoJ, became critical, and the artillery ?lone was able to effect anything against the enemy. The British bat? teries at Eimseapelie tried, bat their ' over the French. hiuejacket? then hoisted a tareo? i-.cn gn on i Urge punt aid poled along the canal behind the village, run? ning the gantlet of the German rifle?. As one was hit, another otk the pole and continued until he in turn fell stricken. The sixth man was mortally wounded at. with a la.'t push he sent the punt to the bank where the French advance guard was w ting. "The gun was quickly landtd. and few shots at 300 yards brought the houses on top of the Germans, wh . retreated into the arms of a bait lion of Belgians. The latter completed the inemy's rout. "Meanwhile the French volumn tn uniphantly took possession of the heap of ruins which formerly wa? K Georges and i efor? mgnt the engin? eers had established u brid.re-h ad, enabling th? Ulies' artillery to de? bouch on the right bank o. the Yser." The French War Office issued the fol? lowing communication to-night. "Lost evening an attack from ihe enera;, who, alter lively tiring, an ieavored to debouch from the Wood of Forges ion the left bank of the Meu?e/r was immediately repulsed. "The positions which our troops have gained in Steinbach have been kept and we continue to attack those of the enemy. "From the other parts of the front we hav received ..o information worth mentioning." The official statement given out this afternoon follows: "From the sea as far as the A'sne yesterday passed with relative calm. There were artillery exenanges -n some points of the front. In Cham? pagne, 'o the west of the Alger farm, which is north of Sillery, in the sector ?f Rneims, the enemy, during the night blew up two of our trenches and then delivered against these positions an a tac i, which our men repulsed. "To the north of Mesnil-les-Hurlus we occupied certain positions on the 'a second line of defence. In this ,-ame reg.on. ut a point to the i-orth of the iurm of Beaueejour, wo ?Lo occupied some trenches. The en ?my delivered a counter-attack, but he ?..i driven back. We then resumed :he offensive, and WO were successful in gaining some more ground. "Between the Meuse and the Mo? bile, in the region ot the foTOOt of Morten art, about |M yaid.s of in i ? nan trenches fell into our hands. "In l.'pper Alsace French tioops have tutored 'he rillai abash and .?iied With i'.i'U.se-to-iiouse igfatiag eae-half of the eoenmui French Company Blown Up, 3ays Report from Berlin Bor) :, Dw II thy i reteoo to Lon I statement given out n Peilin this S-ternOOU reads as fol "In the western arena of the war ley peaaed eossaaratlvoly Quietly ,:\ tn_ coast. The enemy ?Jtt--ct>? . I Westende and destroyed parts >t certain house? there, but without -auiiiig any military damage. "An enure Finn h < ompaiiy was an? il when we blew up their line neir the Alger firm. .th of Kheinis strong French at? tacks north o: (amp l b?ions nuiI everywhere repulsed. "In the Western Argunne region we gained considerable ground, eapturit.g BOVUtnl trenches situated behind one another and taking ..0 prisoners. French attempts to attack in the re? gion of Flirey. north of Toul, failed. "In Upper alsaCO. m the region to the BOSt of Sennheim, all the French attacks broke down under the ?ire of OUr ?itillery. "The enem;.'s ortillery systematical? ly destroyed home after house in the village of Steinbach (Alsieei. which is in our possession. Oui los.c* are slight." ?. S. PROTEST LIKE BRITISH NOTE TO CZAR Sets Forth Same Principles Britain Laid Down in Japanese War. FULL TEXT SHOWS TONE IS PACIFIC ' Washington Lawmakers Pleased at Avoidance of Belligerent Attitude. PAGE AND GREY IN CONFERENCE Ambassador and Secretary Dis cuss Situation?Early Reply to America Promised. T r^ra T?"? Trtlsin? Bw?? Washington, Dec. 3D Secretary Bryan made -niblic to-night the full text of . the recent note to the British govern? ment relative to interferences with American ?hipping, following mi under ' standing with the Downm; .street aO> thorities that coincident publication should be made to the Bnti?h BfjMio, The tenor of the note caused a plea? an* surprise in view of the original an ' nouncement as ??> it? character put forth last Tuesday mornini,-. The not? is a Arm, straightforward ?tatement of ; the American position, with regat i t>< the protection of American high sea i commerce from any unusually or un? necessarily harsh treatment it the hands of the British naval ruthonties, and a reiteration of the expr^ssiuns t antafnod in previous specific complaints apainst ?euures and detentions sine? the prenant war beuan, but it contains no utterance which may, in anv sense, he considered a threat of reprisal m any form, nor any suggestion that sub? sequent detention? ?hail rot be toler? ated. The document is consi? ered mild, racilic, fricniHy, law 1:1 n-? sen?? bel? licose, truculent or perempt. rj In only t? o instances doe? language appear in the note wh . li may ho itraiaed ta indie?*.? a belli?" tude by the American gown went. In one case reference is made to the faet that the United States feels abundantly justifie?! in seek'ng informs'ion with re goN to (ireat Britain'j futur.' coir-?? and the manner in which that nation ? intent!? to carry out i.s policy, in or- I ?1er that the United States may de termine what ?teps are necessary It protcc: citizens engaged in for?tgn trade from serious loss through ignot I ? the haiards ?o mhi'h their far goes are exposed. Th- re i? no threat ia that expression, bol anly an insist? ence on a further an?l clearer detin;- i rf* (Ireat Britain's position. Hint That Feeling Ma> < hange. The other instance is in the last narairraph of the not?, >?. h | deprecitet rry threateneil termin?t,on of the present entente between tie two great Angle-Saxon nations, saying: "In conclusion it should be if. pressed upon his majesty's go-en ? ment that the present condition of American trade with the neutral Euro? pean countries is such that, if it doe? not improve, it may arouse a feeling contrary t?/ that which has so long ex? isted between American and British peoples." The paragraph asserts that "alreaily it is becoming more and more the sub? ject of public criticism an,! complaint" an?! it concludes with a further ref prence to the present industrial de? pression and directs the attention of the Briti-h government to the present policy to show how arMeantood is tho ?ffec*. upon American industrial life. It was pointe?! out to-night by a prominent member of the Senate I'orn mittee on rort>/n Relations that th? American note, in sub-tance, wag a reproduction of the note sent by the government to Bussia in th? Russo-Jupanese War. when the Russian naval authorities had bet n engaged in similar action? ?o those of which th? 1'n-te?! Slate? now complains against the freedom of th* ?ras to British "ommerce en route to neutral nations p.-ar Japan. The Senator asserted that the analogy was plain when the pur m rt of the note was eorsulered, and thai the language differ? 1 m so small a degree as to mak? the two note? prac tiealry the ?ame ?o fat a? he princi? ple? enunciated were conce ntd. In the original annonncemei t that the gota ha?! been tran?mitted to the British Foreign Office the assertion was made that "the Washington govern? ment states that :t cannot tolerate un '?lays in examining them, or the conveying of such ?hips to British ports for detailed examination." This ?a one of the di?crepancies in the orig? inal statement which caused much con . ern. Beratiai of the document fail? to disclose eithtr the language ?.utted or anything *i>gge?tiv? of ?n in,pa? tience which m ght rise to the impor? tance of a spir^ of intolerance. One Statement ( riticUesl. Asid ? from the international char? acter of the lute, one statement put If I; ? Aiivcrturd in Ihr Irtbtme It's Guaranteed. S?<* Editorial P?g?, First Column.