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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.
ARE NOT m
TO BE FREE
Worcester Opposes Both
Preamble and Bocy of
Tells Senate Committee
Anarchy Would Follow
U. S. Withdrawal.
WAKES PLEA FOR
l \ Secretar) ol Interior Fears
for Them at Hartes of Poli
licians of Lowlands.
? the seizure
? I'Cnvrr. wiii
?<-il State? to
' 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
.':on is now lend
' :. Wotcester de
i'.urf ' ' politicians who
I a demanding conces
?ar enough v.ith the
r.red, "to de
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
iv of the people would
kllNl ? >mise at all
KiilrlU.I h> Or. Wot rester.
i r.-te of the
1 I I v-rieree
n tribes has
'han that of any
rear iateri ti '
? >ntrol of affairs
reprisal? upon tho?e who
iependence, men of prop
- <td, did not dare
Omi the con
?' ' 'iiosity
?, and the Mahomet?^
? ? way? of peace
? re upon the:r ancient
. r*r ..? ? < ?
5 within a few
i ... 'ually happen*"
'??? a quarrel
? Malt, that in
?Br ?w t?\e a Mai
>? af?:n?t toreijnert. owing t.,
. :|?r, *? ?
? ? , anU he
? ...? \.r-.,.r4 the
t&M I \gii?n..i
??uU )??.. to BMMU t kgi'a'ior. and
m ..? ? empi?te
?fVMerw ? ? | ?hem
rh a pt,
? . V ?ill h?
t?*lt??a4 M ^^ , fc#(WMa 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
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?
CHAIR OF GOVERNOR
Quits Inaugural Ball at
Midnight for Office
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
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
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
??? Perkins, ? rederii I I
Keyword ?rere dinner
pay I '
i mg papera ?ml finishing ?ha'
. 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
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 :
"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
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? .
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\
?^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
. , '<" accused
GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER .00 j
,ia gUM ?tcpP*rod tottle.. I
LIVED IN WANT
TO FREE ROGER!
Dying Mother Says La\
yer's Wife Agreed to
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
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
"And so I saved, and did my owr
housework, and got along on so little
hoping to clear the situation for th.
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
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?
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
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
November M Took I.orida to Iron*
laatlgaiO laiBBO* *< lolaaaa *
CITY BAN ON
IN HEALTH LAW
Special Section Passed to
Curh Evils Bared by
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
"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
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.
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
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?
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
'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<
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
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?
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
"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
"From the other parts of the front
we hav received ..o information worth
The official statement given out this
"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
"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
"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
?. S. PROTEST
NOTE TO CZAR
Sets Forth Same Principles
Britain Laid Down in
FULL TEXT SHOWS
TONE IS PACIFIC '
Pleased at Avoidance of
PAGE AND GREY
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
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
S?<* Editorial P?g?, First Column.
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