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Your Money Back If You Want It. See Editorial Page, First Column. Hitxv Uurfc i atribxtne WEATHER BAI*?* TO-DAT. FA? AM? COI.DKT. TO-MOBROW. YttterSMj'm Temperatur**: High. 5?; l ??? IS. ?ill report tn rmg* t. First to Last?the Truth: News - Editorials - Advertisements Vol. I XXIV... No. 24,889. |l .,|..r,?M. ISIS H- I hs Tri! nur is*.,. i ,' THURSDAY, .TANTAUY 7, 1915. ? ? PRICE ONE CENT fc^-,tt?WSrrS5^SSi IHRE FRENCH COLUMNS NOW PIERCE ALSACE Third Force Makes Prog? ress Around Altkirch, in Extreme South. UKl OTHERS. AIMS AT MUELHAUSEN Joffre's Troops Lose Posi tion at Sennheim. but \\ in at Four Points. ?RMAN TRENCHES ARE BLOWN UP sfiond Garibaldi I oses Mis Life in I eadine charge on De? molished Earthworks. - r\ h le Fail? ti ie War Office's report p of nearly a half rman trenches ii the Ar and the heroic death of Garibaldi, while leading arge of Italian volunteers which nture of the demolished po the announcement that a third French colunn has made propre? in Alsace around Altkirch to the ?hau?en is received with even wore inter?:?' .-irr?sr.g military men. The three column* which are st? eward Muelhaus'-n arc within ?rruricati^n distance. Accord Rg to to-night's official ? he southernmost column has wide a slight advance in the wood of Hirtharr-, '-ear Altkirch. Thi?. if what evi Tho only rfcent mertion of Altkirch in the offi the announcement of tie long range bombardment of the mlwsy sta'ion last Sunday from a ? ar the border. I middle column, fourteen miles to the north, is ?still disputing the pos session of ihe outposts of Cet nay e;m . The Wir Office claims i French have held the summits ?bnut Ike town, while the official re? port from Berlin ?ays the Germans hue driven the French from the to *he v. est of the place. Tienr-h Advance I'niform. The third column is Still ?peri ?round Arbey 1'rbeis', twenty miles further north. A line drawn north and ?outh would pass through the pos I isir.ed by the three forces. ??ature of the military operat ? ? report, is generally accepted a* ? panue the campaign in Alsace vigor? ously, with Muelhausea as the first Bimn object ire. The French repoli admits that the '?frmar.s have captured one of their Ihe neighborhood of bese are The i.frman trenchc in front of nick ?? baldi, grin f Italy, lost his life i ourte ?I the office of chief ?djuTaa- alian Legion, of which lieutenant ?her Bruno, a luu e.) just h '' .'fier points "lth I .. '?ruri' ? of I " Pietro. The text el , communication .? hich *rc: ? ? ? soe ?: . n ,,f ;/.',l]eh('kc. the su.ntf? . em in th?' our I wood of Hirzbach. i"-.?i 1 Thr e, deal?ng the eastern end of the battle front and the death ?f '.?lib?!'. ? r-my delivered, attacks in .nines and to the M>?the?. '?ont. to the : from the I.'. ? "? ? ' ???tor ef 1 gamed m upper hand 01 >*? theae of the en '" ience. At a report ? *het certain of is .-.c made ?f? advance of about 100 ?.. Take Trench,*? in Arfonnc. ne there developed a ***7 ipinted action which pel ?h for??-. ?' La Grnrle at the Mime -ritly a slight fviii- ?jrjyi a, previously i? **sm Bare tel le -ini from Fontaine jU<Uwe there were ilrli\eri-d t?c vio an attacks, euch < I *?? repulsed. *i complete German ? ngaeed in each move ??nt. "Near the ravine of (ourte Chaussee ?* blew up h I a mm.- 800 '?rd? (? German finches, half of "^""h ?? nil> occupied. -ges the J**4 ??Satbei has continued. Therr has ??*? fo?? and mud. At diff?re ' ? there have been fairly ???'ri'ed artillery ?-.changi*. If the ****st u< Ls Pr?tre, near Pont-a-Mous .? ??? continu?td to ??am (round n ?if I harm i in 1'pper "'tiriiircl on laage. ?I mliuiin I H It's Advertised in ?the ?Tribune It's Guaranteed. -*?s Editorial Page, First Column. AUSTRIA SAID TO OFF , COAST LINE TO SER\ I ondnn. .Ian. T.?"The Mor ?Sat" publiahcs the following pat? h from it* Konu- ?orrrnponti l "I hear thai \ualri? has off pea.e to Ser> la on the haai* ot ?atalu? quo. plus Northern Albi inrlading Dura/ro and the conn the Mont?n?grin fnmtier. In o word?, a romplete revenasl i? r of *?hal Count Rerrhlold on V. "er i<\ 1912. da?*rrlbed aa 'ea*??! to Austrian polira " -. 50,000 TURKS WIP OUT IN CAUCAS All That Remains of 1 Army Corps Is a Kc Hundred Prisoners. Ion, .Inn. 7 The l'ctroRra.l reapond?*nt of "The Moroii . scribing tl-e Russian intones in laUB, report? that the Tin losses are e? en ??renter than the;. ' poured to he fron' rhe Russian ofl report?. His dispatch aaya: "The Rursiatis have destroyed I g 'ike fifty thousand men tra in the terrible fastnesses of the eaaaa rnnf*e?, where undr rommander. they had the temeril contest thi ereigntj Raai Russian soil. Two Turkish mnn <? have been slaughtered and all thai mains of them is a fea bundrod f? nate ? ;,r Sari K.??? Turkish army, several marches in ? .:???= if?Ti territory, had boon Ca^-cd far aljou'. n week in a stubt ? with tne Rusaians, arho hai the approach to I "N" detail- of the t'ighting have reached nie beyond tl count? of th?? terrible cold ah ich vcen: mount e Tarifa wen C01CS Of I. base, and reponed ? ?o meet lach terrible we;.t) For th* last three days and nights '?as he? n now ended not merely in a totil il tne annihilation of rrray. "The best army corps of the Turk army, the i'th, normally atationed Din, lad the nvasion, support another army rorpi drawn i.pp entiy from Van. Neither now exit ! Tlio enure command of the i'th An a isini company of a Russisn regiment, m In sufficiently ir,c condition which Ihe eon educed. Si rounded on all sid. by t overwhelming Are of mountain art lery, maxims and rifles, the i'th Art Corps has been deliberately ?1? Its commander, Ished Pac? r ni commanders of the 13 ami S one, and two other di* sioi... ? iriidr other officers, are priaoBera. Artillei maxims, ammunition, stoi' ?.:,?I t , entir. s fall into Russian hie lurks l'l\ in Eve?*) Direction. "Tl ia itriking victory coin? id? i a ? .'???? d al Artdahan, r port? irkish fore here have beoa thoroughly dispersi and are flying in ??11 directions, vi small chance of nit 11 mon . m ? i orp ? have greatly dial themselves. One squadron charged tl Turf. two com pi nies to pieces, v. hile another ?tuiudio cut their way through the Uta Coi itantino] le i ad ll standard. Except foi erad burn of fugitives. Turkey no longer ha? an armed mer: "A- thia incursion into Russia Wl ?lireet?.,l by Gorman commantlers ii tic'd. Sanders Pacha was reported t have visited Eneran in person to ai ranee til" invasion faction felt in Ku -u? si the di> astrous ending of a vainglorious an njj." ' military "The attempl to invade the Caucasu ir nml-wiiiter under the circuri. was an act of atapeadou folly which has boon rJooervedly pun . Liman van Sa: Il lie label ?> incompetence. No general who kae** ! his basinesa would bava eonuaittod t I arm) to an operation which ander th? favorable condition WOuld in-er difficult and hasardoaa. while, ?!.l only eod ? tar, ??The strategical CO -re si 4 tint ?mini <>n page I. lolumn * 3 ZEPPELINS HEAD TOWARD ENGLAND Leave French Coast at Gravel.nes?Aeros Bom? bard Dunkirk. [Uj Ci - Psssssa 1 In .-'landers, Jan. 1 Three /.?PP?* hns were- reported early this morning off the coast, between ?Cala il i?'"1 Graveliaes. Tl ? ?ub" ;,t ion f i orn n-peu'ed ?> il Cffrmsan airrn?-n to liunkirk daring the day. litara, who. arith .,-on, threw no bomb?, may bly have been scouts sent out to i i.irshipa m tl basta or to repeal prog times tin- aviatan siffht Uni?- a shell fiom rie anti? aircraft guns at Firminy burst within fifty feet of a Goraaaa araockine, apael .lance and sent it aws> dot w m?) fety. Twice the a of the allied foi ' .mmandcr in, and aft? rward a Fraa? Merit up nod COOBOd the intruder nway. (tne ot the I.crmsn sinnen dropped two bt.ini. m the aal but ??id no alt*i> "The Daily Ma bIbo prints , the atory, .?ass th? /? I ! last seen going la the direct:?i!. "' I England. No reparti bave baaa re reived ?n l,onduii of their ba*/iag btcli . a.ghted off the Knglish cosat. ? 500 Fight for Life in the As Flames Generate De Grope Their Way Thr SUBWAY GRATING THAT SAVED HUNDREDS OF LIVES. Subway adly Fumes; ough the Dark Morning Rush-Hour Crowds Trapped Under cows* or * i f ? 11 ! 11 . \\\\\\\\* ? * V AGOADIASAy \\\\\\\\\'- ?*?A 111t\W\V?? \ ^?--?2?5c9 M 1111 \ *\\\\* * 'J*#^*-i r\'?&? TAATjr/V . -,*?*?*?-." *? oc/r. -*>*?>* - r ' ?/IST CA/e. OF SOUT-tf ? ffoc/A/o lOC^L -sroppeQ <ju$r szlow t#j$ C/vit/asg. TEACHER KILLED BY JILTED SWEETHEART Her Ante-Mortem State? ment Refutes Story Told by Slayer. : ? ? Ol and killed by Frank March man, her former sweetheart, on h.*r way horn, from her school in The Broas afternoon. Barchman, wher, arre, ted, said the woman had asked him tu shoot her. In her ante mortei ? r. mode a I ? William ?T. Plynn in Pordham Hospi? tal, M i ? ? denied this. g 'ollomed an elTor! on Harch parl ',<> Induce her t'i renew tlieir enfra^ement. The engagement, made foui yean BgO, had been broken off two months ? had made. re hi did I the eoroaer. "lie was Waiting for me I Pi em ml ami Anthony ?I. "?ind he UP W th in... 1 him 1 would have ore to do ..m. He argued. Then, at Monte? ?.. be three arma aroand me. I told him again I ? with him. Then si ihoot nu." Barett aa . a ho . I hirtv and the ... el I larpe ' 11\-1?.- ai I(76 Paitan av. ?? f'lin ton av. ! friendi for four ye;. anderatOOd until four mi.nth- a?.M that the) were to be Baarried. The brok? Barchman, accoi av. polite, ?uni work and began drink mi: heavily. Queetioned by ih< -t.-il tl,;.' M il l..'wis had asked bim t?. kill bor, but he has) m his reply to n tail-. He ,? ?i brotl ? ! Bareh maa, "the fiddler politician," who ?.'allied ?on ?? through ! forts t.? orgauise the member of the ehestrai of ' fork for II oi ' "i the last mu? nicipal campaign. FIRE AUTO KILLS TWO AT $5 BLAZE .. \. .1 , ,l..'i. | A. ? a tractor ?Ira-1 SOgine to ikid into a crowd on South Broad || to-night. Two men were I a woman were l ;!y Injared that at least two of HI die. The driver of ?h? . n ,,,-d unhurt. The lire did about |i worth of damage. Horace Doaa, driver of the enrme. polled the rooehioa over to the left killed instantly. nab < Slid?' ' Barry, of 1 Daa . ami Al phonao Blanchi, of ?IM Ela pinned betw?raa the machine and the building ,! **iu! 01 huilla...* lushe?! to the hospital. - WAS UNAVOIDABLE HEDLEY STATEMEN "Such Accidents Will Hai pen Until Short Circuit? Are Prevented." ? ? !.. ' ? l.w-av accident v.t.s t uiii.viiiilalile find of a ki that cannot be |irc\ented. according ;. statement given out hv Frank Hedli vice-president and general superinten ?he Intcrliorourh Rapid Tram . al 10:80 e'doek last uipht. "Until "me ? tie invents somethii which will proven- . ireuit," said, "a .1? I nr which does not exi in'. Set id-CUtS are apt to !.a pen, for, uncertain as this matter : fil :: >hort circuit starti the trouble. Whoever makes this i ? will ne fully recompensed f his trouble." ? ::ni! sei vice will I d '.n al! subway linas, 'I ha loc iras op^ii? terday a and by 10:".o o'clock last ni**! m v.i"? mar* to prepare for the morning ruah, as Sl 10.'SO the ,i: -' local tram h to Broehljm, Mr. II i,t nigh; he e; poetad thai all would he read-, foi ?<?> jlar traffic by -' e'el urn this nionuni ??or a greater par? oi the afternocn an night local trains were run froi n Brnlgc to Mtfe st , hut 10:.! tonn? the Bronx an?: HrooKi\n ?i.\ ? ? n operation. C enea ruing the a?' said: "The - ill which was th ? of the accident ccenrrad In th two manholes in the subway sl It is here 'hat the high tension cable from ' ' power hi>u-e on th North Hiver, carrying T.tmu volt*, en t.-r the Ittbwoy. Prom this place the; 'tin north ami south, feeding the Rub stations along the Une (rom whicl SW tension direct current csblei the power for the system. "In these manholes there were thir ?? cables. After the explo'ior ?hort circuit, whicl melted everything la reach, only foui high tension cables were left. With thesi- it is hoped to get the svsterr running again. Tne destruction o! cables pul lion the Willoughby St itatioa In Brsoklrn, which stalled the trains in the tube." | , ed what measure? were taken bj ? tough company to prevem , rcnita, Mr. Medley said: circuit ra unpreventable Hut we take every precaution to maki them impoaaihle. Every cable is testen . | month to ?tecovoi any flaw Alst the automatic circuit breaker is tested Objected to a load three times th? normal working pressure " Mr. Ile?tle\ could not explain the re i. thai wl Is the blow ant happened at h:05 o'clock in the morning the first arm was i Ot turned in until !":14 and then by a cltisen who saw smoke coming through the ventilator grating? If the assertion were true, he said, it . the smoke would be notice eoaei OH the street than in the subway. Hi* then said: far as I -moke being the cause ? uking many of the pussenger? un i nus ia concerned, the reports are incorrect. It was the gases snd fumes from the me'ung copper and ?esd snd the burning insulation which overcame ?pie Hut most of the injuries were caused by the panic. I cannot too strongly emphasize the necessity of the newspapers appealing to the people to keep their heads. WOMAN TAKES CHARGE OF THE RESCUE WORK Tells How She, with First-Aid Kit. Aided Those Whom Heroic Men Saved iron? Subway l?mes?Wants Policeman MacFarlin Promoted. Bv MRS. HENRY RUSSELL DROWNE. I ?tnrted out early ihis morning ' attend to an errand, and my car wa stopped at ."."ith st. \\ lien I saw th:? something was wrong 1 got sal found s traffic policeman trylog ti kiep order, wh.le two nigging away at the grating over thi subway. Tboy had a piece ?if g they had found somewhere, and ifl i jiffy had broken the thing open. Thai the women begsn *>ouring out. The first of them were hyaterica rather thai bur', and a little ar?mala ?pints of ammonia and a word br<iugh< them around all right. I he smmonr.-i was part of the aasftgiarty kH I al ways carry in my machine. I had brandy, you know, bandar?*, and all that sort of thing needed in accident.? "iirst aid material," it is called. Some of my friend? have insisted that 1 in? vite diaaster by carrying those things. but we tour a grest deal, snd when you wsnt that sort of thing you want it badly. I know that, and, anywsy. when one ha.? children about weil. ose prepares for juat such things. And when the women began to pour ? ut of the hole the stuff came in handy The traffic policeman there his name i? McFarlin, I think wa* a whole police force ir himself He waa all around, keeping folks in line, help? ing people out of*the hole and mak.ng others help. He seemed to know ju?t whst to do all the time, snd he didn't wsste any effort doing it. , I don't think he notified Headquarter?. He j didn't ha*.e time. He just left aome .'. bus be did the mon R ? didnl know then whether then would be one dead or one hundrec come out of that hole. We di.' no bets man] wort in there II was an indless chain of women at The mei . fOO tee, had rigidl> bold to the rule of "wcmsa first,' though the conditions in the subway must have been indescribable. The womei' ?ame out o fast that after th* i ?I them down on the sidewalk and took caie of th* ? as they came. Other people saw to it that they were taken off the side? walks. If it had not been for the Buiek peo? ple I do not know wh; . we would havt done. They just threw their place open an?! we used I as a hospital. We needed .t when the men began to ?ome M . Brai| man that came out of that hole was blsck about the mo :th and lips. Their tongues were black. It was the gases that did it Qtviag the women the first ch. .ce to get out meant th they had to >tay ?here end .nhile the ?tuff. More than half of them were in need of help. 1 knew that the thing to do in cases of suffocs.ion was to el? vate the srm? and depress the c e.t. I started the volunteer* doing that. I don't know why I took charge. ? ome had to, snd 1 did. I'm glad I did not faint. Once I found myself aski.ig what I would do if I went off like some of tho?e pool people were going. Silly, wssn't it t But that wss only for < oatlaued ad pace X. roluma 1 Broadway and 53rd St. by Insulation Blaze Due to Short Circuit SCORES OVERCOME IN MAD FLIGHT Fog Pours Through Cars and Terror Becomes Panic?Hundreds, Pulled Through Ventilator Opening, Saved from Suffocation. WOMAN VICTIM DIES IN HOSPITAL Entire underground System Tied Up By Disaster? Pulmotor Corps Saves Many Drawn Up to Street from Smoke-Filled Tube. What everybody in New York City had been expecting since the subway was opened, in Octrjber. 1904. happened yesterday morning. At 8:15 o'clock the feed wir? in the subway at Broadway and 53d st. short-circuited, the burning wire and insulation form? ing a gas and smoke that caused the death of a woman, laid out 500 other persons, provoked a panic and resulted in the worst condition the subway has ever known. The fact that a ventilator to Broadway was ne.?.- the rear cars of the two trains directly in the zone of the burning insulation saved scores of passengers from death by suffocation or trampling. The entire subway system was completely crippled for hours because of the disaster, and it may need another day before normal conditions are restored. A six-car Lenox local, bound for City Hall, and a ten-car Bronx Park express, marked for Brooklyn, were ??wsap>i?j?g tmmemr? ?the 50th st. station at 8:15 o'clock. The front cars of both trains I were about even, just north of 53d st. All were as uncomfortably ; filled as subway cars are at that hour. And what oxygen had filtered in with fresh air at the last stations touched by the train* was being heavily drawn on. The lights in the cars went out with a jerk that racked th*. trains as the motormen swung the controller handles. For a few minutes the occurrence was regarded as one of many that have characterized the subway's career. Trains hive been stopped suddenly before; lights have gone out. A slight, licking flame from the feed wires in a manhole on the west wall threw a threatening light into the cars. "Fire!" shouted a young man in the first car of the local. Strangely, his cry wa?, not productive of an hysterical rush f?>r doors. He was jammed in so closely tli.it his exclamatioti di'ln t travel very far and tho?c peTSOfll ar?>un?l him wcrr cool enough to quiet ?inn GAS AND SMOKE POUR INTO CARS. The tlanie didn't ?row iiiinli larger, but it swept alotsg to tlie Baa?? ?"ini'liiiK insulation, and the melting copper, rubber and cloth material developed a gas and smoke tint, in the lack ot active air, clouded up until it? ro?ame poshed it densely into the tar?, of the two trains, up through the crevices of the two manholes at 53d M , and ?n gradually increasing Strength ahm? the tube. The local train got the heaviest volume There is always in the miada ot the majority o? Ittbwojr patrons the ,r t being ?..me day hopelcsly bottled in that cylinder. The stifling gas begin t?i ?.mother what bellet in a trivial cause of the delay had been entertained. A cottony fox was |>'iiiritiK into the cars and spreading a terror that quickly provoked a general panic lilniiily ihoating and m reaming, the passengers ran ironi the car they were in t<< the other cars, hoping to Sad there some relief fron: the fumes ami smoke. They knocked each other down in their wild scramble to get air and clawed at each other-? clothing. I be guards had BO ?letiuite mtrOOtt. Most o? them believed the lights irrent would soon be mi again. In the darkness lay their safety. Hysterical appeals were maile to open the door?, but these appeals found no response by the guard?. .V.ine of the men tried to calm the other i*ers. themselves believing that the trouble would quickly be rem, edied, but their w?.r?l> were ineffectual. In a few minutes the sound ot' crashing glas?, gave higher pitch to the panic. The guards of the express tram ha.l waited only a lev?, minutes be fore ?leciding that the situation was ?gr*o?s->iag too big for their direction, ?o they ?.pened the ?loor.?. The c.vprrv. passengers r?t\ wildly ?n both di? rections. They could sec nothing, but kn<*w that stations were not far ?listant. Though the cars were of ?tec!, thai fact bad not been observed by the majority ol the pas.enger? of the local train, who, consequently., feared that nnlesi they g"t out they would be hume?! to ?ieath. WOMEN AND MEN KNOCKED DOWN. \\'r.iii'Mi lost their hats ,nnl their clothing w.,* t'?rn m the ru>h 1 he mea Mlfered as exteiiMvrl). \ number <-f umbrellas, which frightened ?* had dropped in their scramble to escape, were picked up and em ihmg the gla?s of the window? and the doors. The question of which sex was to receive first consideration didn't count much in the first few minutes. Moreover, it was not possible to institute a women-and-children-first programme in a darkness that made distinguishing difficult. Women and men alike were bowled over in the crush and. as everybody believed that almost everybody else waa going to be killed or hurt, the firat law of nature saw very strict observance. In the la-t car, particularly, the panic wa? well concentrated. That c.ir was a i>v. .?et from the ventilator at the corner of Broadway and 53th ?jt. !t run?, al"!*.?* "n Ilroadway for tJ :?-et Though the ?.moke .va? a? thick a?, an ocean fog, the light from above ivas sttf'tici-ntly ttfraog to ?how the paseatageri in the sixth car that some hope lay there Wild congestion in that car soon followed the cry tb-?t on "emergency exit'' had been discovered. The narrow passageways between the cars were jammed with struggling men and women, and all the time the ait was filled with the reaping cries of those who felt that they had no chance for life. Passengers walked over the fallen with no thought save that they must get out of the gaseous smoke that was sapping their atrength. I!y a freaki'h < ircumstance. the win.'.w? ,,f the nrst, fourth and sixth ?