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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY t. 1015.
PRICK ONE CENT
In Mir ?f Sem York. ???.,? Sarmanj flty m
I I ?I UHF III I 44.? I I NT?
TELLS HOW HER
3 BABIES D?D IN
Mrs. Pftrucci Describes
Horrors of "Black Hole"
to the Federal Board.
WOMEN SHOT DOWN
RN STATi: MILITIA
Mrs. Dominiski Testifies
That Soldiers Set Lire
to (amp Tents.
SOLDIERS INSl I Til)
THEM, THEY DECLARE
Colorad" Victims' laics of Mas
?acrr Make Deep Impression
at Indusirial Hearing.
;.j.. , - ?? I did Mrs.
..,.. ,\r yesterday, ?
. c t ? bed
. r , ? ? ? :r.ree chil'iren
T.cr .v., ~r.<- ?ha was
. r;."?':. lui with an
tttta told of th? death
0a ttr.- ? rat ehildrtfl ir.
>1< ." laat April.
Rot' Mrs. lV.rur : ;,n.l Mis. Msrfi
.,; ; - ??-cr.if.i her, p c
..,Tfli ?-, - they ha?1 to en
F.rf ? - ?? York by the
" "irtica to
, ;? for the firsl *.n-.e.
' Colorado exec
? ? ,a Ludio? " v.el
, led in the i minia
? M'| ?
"I : J of
?.ve cor.' cam] Mrs. Domii
,1, TVrrr v. ?re no
? ?. hut
* lenty of saloons.
*?> had U> t'-arie in the company
**?ie? slthoag ? l of pro
tt 'han .r\ .he til
Vol Mlntaed to Ruy Ont?.ide.
ed to buy out
i chance, I
lasband would have ben discharged.*"
; ? of tl Jiffi
? ilar. She
I the company's
"*A"!.?i we wen
we 1 ad a bettet time
thin a* ?! ?? (amp?, a','! I liked I ' '
Th? ' week was
mbly hall when Mr?. Pc
tfaeci ? . to the ?ta
ling to the plat
?Wra i. - ?- a- d ?:??. down at the
?null table. Still in mourning for
ildren, uho were smuth
'rerl to deatl Hole." ?lie
h loi g, black coat ami a Mack
ef .?? her neck. She
?"o?e no hat.
Petrucei showed apparent ner
8he toyed with her hand
ef and ] Ile f nccr in
the co ?he told
? ? '. ' had been
Sh? left that t <>\s ? . ? plained,!
I . of thirteen and was mar
?i?d I r. She now
twenty '?nir years old. In a clear,
lytapathetic roice, a brie" d. ?n :
?<:" he? ?-arly life fallowed Thi
broupl t down to the tune when her
v-u?r?f.- ? .-. with tha sti
st Ladlow, an?! the family removed * ?
Ii Ramey. \?hete von ?ay yon ? i ?
- Until S< pt. ml,, r, 1918, ?ii?l >?.n
Uve a: y unpl.a ant e\pcricitic?
'? move ?... \?e \?oul.l not l.e inaolted
iaa I told of tha events <>t' A
19 of la?*, year, when 'lie (lice.
In the "Black Hole."
What ' m? did yOU leave your tent.
day, April 80?" a
asa ? ???
"? did ? . .i until I found
Thaa l left wit ii
?y children. People were shout
'Look out f??r tH? militia!' ami so 1
'?? to another teal th?t had a ?
""em m it. Ii iiu just back ef nuiie,
?'??I ?a? h M Oui ?vu? No. I.
*??riy i, aw ase a I hi
*jth the children. Eren the guards
??outed That frightened me"
?he ?un.an sud ?he hoped to he ; ?
?o protect her children, tei ed
f?>* tf'lar, v.hirh vans about SIX feet
r*'ow the Mjr'ao.-. Ir..- <l?,or was 0|
?SI m her hate she did not shut ?
"How did it come t?, he cleeed?" was
"1 do not know."
Ik t0 '?'""' T,hr what ha
??cellar room, the will
***? ?ntereil there ?ere already three
omen and "\.r?l children in it. A?
*w drew ? wurd picture ot the baa.
m?nt lu wl ch ,?o ftiativ pel
?Mbeen lot-, Mr.. Petraeei ?ras eli
'?cud, and not a tew in the ?u?! >
*'? kewiie moved by her story.
? r?. Caata atnl her childn
ivniioutd .? jM,,r j?, column :
TAFT IS LOAD FOR LIFT
Ex President Roaming. He
Bays, But Safety First.
Howard ln't -?>??
he weighs sixtj five pound? le?.? than
' eaidi it. Bui hi
doe? ? even when compared
portrait of fa ? ?
ma?!?' when he was more corpulent, be
' hile ?peaV .- I
C Club '?is' night.
Nf. .?, do. Theodore A Peyser,
? .1 tertninment roiB
mittee last night, believe Mr. Tafl 14
iced in avoirdupois. When
Presiden! entered thi
\?tor ? ? lb the chairmsr e\
.,.-k the per?on? ?? h<>
ntterrpte.i o mount on the same tl p.
"Do 1*1 too many of you heavy??. ?
gel 1 ear," ?aid Mr. Payaer; "wait
f??r 'he next
FROM BABy'sAYRE. $10
Presidents Grandson on Bel
gian Relief Fund List.
Bj - . . -
Lancaster, Pei The "New
recipient of the Bel?
I ? fund, to-tlay received a
* Ihe fund from Miss
Hlatnlic Xevin, the seulptres?
An accompanying lc.iei credit? "?10
euch to Mi?? ?evin and sister. Miss
% . also ot' Lancaster, and the
11 to Mastt ?;? Francis
Sayre, grandson of Pr?sident Wilson.
iby's father, Francis B. Sayre, is I
? ? Mil IOS Nevin
NEW HIGH PRICE
Sensational Rumors Re?
sult in Extraordinary
Chicago, Feb. S. Wheat shot down
r-.ore than * eents on the Hoard of
Trad? to-.iav. bounded back 10 cents
to a new hic'n price record and then
closed a: 6 cents lowei than yester
Not since th? !'; ten corner have
t")::c: .: <?'?.? '.lenient
? ? .. marked trading
wheat was taking it? sensal
'oi.is.'. Seizing on a rumoi
be able to l
.-?I ?| and ?
ed it until no ta o men had '
itorj ?,r knew ??
theii ot\ n wild bcI oi
. .-, o ,.. . .
? deliverable on con?
? rushed i" ?ell whaa it wa?
i) -? overed ? ,,?il number of
r? was not in evidence. In
a rumi - itarted that
the Dardanelles had capit
Ihe Allies. Many, thinking:
Il t thi reducl I these Tour for'v
.. clear roe.'l for the exportation
Ru a. hurlcl sell,up
? ? , the pit. The price dropped
io si 56 ,
Then some ed that not
?? ? possibli ' Ruasia to
? ,?. and ti," reaction set .in.
n covet. bought
ng the pi ice up to
' 1 6fi ;.tes.
I '? ? r?' vai ;? decline when some of
v: 'heir support.
? he market cloi ing al $1 WM ,
???? i,.i,l t of :hr ret.er.?1 agitation
baker? raised the price of four-cent
to five cent? and eight-cenl
?, ten cents.
MISS BURKE UNDER KNIFE
Actress Operated Upon for
Mis? Hill i*? Burke, the actiev.
ted unen at ('. o'clock Inst nicht in
the private sanatorium of Mrs. Ander?
13 Weat 70th st. Hiss Burke, who
m private life is Mrs. Floren* Zii a
f.-ld. jr., \'h-i stricken with stomach
ii? :on on Tuesday nicht
during a performance of "Jerry" at the
??'.?? '?in ??i 'e.
? h. Ziegfeld and Miss Burke's ph\si- '
rinn. Dr. Biasell, went to Boston on
l hi and returned yesterday
Burke. Dr. Bissell ad\ ii ed
lu immediate op?rai ion.
Mr. Ziegfeld said last nicht that;
Mi-s Burke's condition was excellent
: '.?I that ?he would resume her tour in
about ten dass
KILLED BY WOMAN'S AXE
Struck by Blade Flying Off
Handle Held by Daughter.
Dill . \t\ -nine, of ("lo*- j
I truck in the
? tei day by the himie
' the handla of an axe his
.. ? till [a?.
. n was visiting hi* daughter,
? ? ? '."l'iciit. at Ellenburg. While
ehing hei chop up a barrel
the a?.e heml flew against his forehead
to'ce 'hu' his Skull >?*??
TWO BOYS KILLED IN
One Hits Tree i Ontral Park
I all on Mod latal lo Jer?
ting fatalities eeeurred yes?
terday n New York and vicinity,
Ralp rV'eber, ion of Louis Weber, a
build, of H East I I st., wa?, instantly
Tilled in Central Park lut-t nicht when
?:?>1 ol In? hied aril era-heil
into a . ng his head. Tha bl ?.
irteen years eld, was >?.a-<t
HiC on < ? ?Ur Mil!. ;n the rea i <>t" the
Metropolitan Museuni of Att
In l'a'? r on. N .'.. Pi 1er Van R<
I urg-, seven years old, <>: 165 North Tin
the Genera lioapital fol
? a peculiar acculent while ,
! ""\ thle'A
hims? witl uch force
is ? Ii.
Ihe led of 1
r. West l?*" ' ?
Knickerbockei Hospital ritl .. bukenj
SEEKS LAW'S AID
TO CURB PRICE
FIXING OF FLOUR
Commissioner Dillon Asks
Attorney General for
Remedy in Crisis.
WITH BAKFiR?S HERE
Advance ?Sure to Follow
if New Move Fails
li .1 ..,,.:,,-? avoid ? if*
the pri?e of bread, John .1
stn.tr Commissioner 0 ' ? ? -??] 1 a
telegram to Attorne; General Wood?
' ' ?? ?' estei da). lie ? ants to knot
any legal restraint can be pu' .n
flour dealer? who :i\ prices in accord
? ?th tl <* speculative jump? taken
Should this remedy fail, t>ie* baker?
sec nothing to do but advance bread
prices, riip action taken by Commi?
?lon-r Dillon yesterday followed a
lengthy conference with Hugo Fred
cricks, president of the Wholesale
Bakers' Asr-ociation, and other repre?
sentative baker.?. It wa? a pessimistic
gathering. Many of the baker? have
been selling their product at a loss for
Although little hope wa? expressed
tiiat the makeshift would be sucecs?
ful. it was decided that nothing must
be* overlooked in the effort to keep five
cent bread. The telegram is as fol?
io1?, s :
"The baker? of this ?lair are work?
ing under great embarrassment in their
commendable cfl'ort to nvoii! I be im?
pending increase in the price ?it bread.
Will 4(iu ad?.i?e this depart ment if
legal nioan?? exisl lo rc-train flour deal?
er? fr?im .-.ri? .un ing price? to the sp?c?
ul?t iv e ? heat level?"
Bakers Willing lo Wait,
rhe conference va? held in Commis?
Dillon's 1 fV<-i-. at Tl W est 23d
Bi Bet by ihe baker? as
rill wait for an
? them feel, however,
1 ice ?f ?lour i? appaiently of
more present concern to the people of
the tenement houses than th?- price o?
A car? rul inquiry yesterday,
amoi r* many of the "corner groeerle
and bakeshopt of 'he lower Gael side
ihowed thai the juice of bread auch
as is osed by the poor classes had not
advanced materially daring me last
three months. The "small bag" of I
flour, however, which is us indiapenaa-1
i,ie to the humbler housewife for home
conaumption a.? the barrel is to the 1
kitchen of the wealthy, is getting ?1
I eyond hl r reach. The price on
the "r-tniiil bag" has gone up two or
three cents within the last few ?lavs.
li is likely lo keep o" going a? the
price on tip bane] nears the %* mark.
All notion? to the contr ry. the Easl
Mile woman is particular about her
Hour. She wan'.? ihe best, ind now ehe
I.a? to purchase a cheap grade 10 Bait
! . : meagre household expenditure!? *.r
go without any. And she is concerned.
and berates the grocer when she comet
to buy. lie trie? to explain he is not
to blame. A scene like the following
occurred in several groceries visited
Three poorly clad but discerning
housewives, with thaivl-covered heads
and rosy cheek- not the kind of
cheeks usually credited to the tene
monts visited the neighborhood gro?
tore and bakeshop to buy flour,
among other thing-. The clerk
,-. r'i|ipeil m newspapersl three "small
bags" of a weil known high grade, the i
kind "they always ?-?ill for." lie said j
afterward. The women put the exact'
change which they had been accus?
tomed to pay on the counter.
I p T???> < ?-?ils a Hag.
The clerk explained that the prop,
i .m gone up ?nil he demandad two 1
rent.? more on each bag. A surprised
and exi it' d conference ensued. Th?
clerk offered a cheap grade at the old
price. The women returned two bags
: tnl split the third into three parts,
each taking her .?mall portion of about I
three or four cups.
The-c housewives fil p'irchn?ed '
I read. They paid four cent? n pound I
for the rye bread, which is ti-.e
aril kind on the last Side. That is one
cent nur.- than the-, p;.nl three or four
months ago, bat the raise come toon
tei ?? ? 1 ropean wi.r began, and baa
remained i.t that price ever ??nee. In
a dozen othei bakeries the ?am?, price'
led, Only one was found where
?. "nickel a pound" ?a? charged, and i
there were comparatively fea custom-,
II ? in the place.
Tie itandard ?mail loaf of rye bread,
Uch as is sold "r, the 1.a?: ."?ide. weighs
a pound and three-qoartert and ?el!?
even eents, ,t need I 1 ?reighl two
to two pound? and a half be
peai wai begat . I ut was
reduced in sise when the price a poun I
increased a rent. Borne unscru- ',
bakl ? '? attempt to sell the
: loaf for the ull weight of the
eld loof, charging at th'- rate of four
pound, it ?? 11? ? an!. No such ;
rere found yeeterda? among
those h is unlikely that
? ! tune, for
?he ?v. erage
boys her bread
I \ .h., pe ind mostlj s pound at n '
Little * all for White Hrrad.
There were plenty of the regulation
, ? mi, bread" loaves al five cents,
- you n ght bay al any bakerv
?n othei parts of the 1 itj. but ap?
parently little demand lor them. The i
Rasl Side bokoia seosaed 'ittle con-I
cerned whether the puce <m white
advanced or not. What few thev
sold tl <?-. would sell at 14 In?? if tiecen
Mirv. they dc.-lai.-d. rather than raise
the price, or aloe lake them out of
? tock entire!) Bolls and biacaita were
selling ?' the usual pnce, i <u 1" cent?
.. dosen, depending on the grade
| ,- East Sitie will live and have
it? broad, but perhaps nal it.? flour.
..... -.....-, nt loaf ha? become
. reality in other parts of the city
Haal of the housewives are more
4*. ne i ?? mus? *.- ????.,, ., . ;
... p., ihe adv..nee. I* or the ?it
I loaf in coming. porhafM within
\ four hour?, perhaps to-da\'.
K and saaall hohen ti.rojphout 1
tvulimi^i uu !???? fc culuou*. 4
TO AID SMALL
1 BUSINESS MEN
Tells U. S. Chamber of
Commerce Mc Wants Co?
WOULD HF.LP THEM
IN FOREIGN TRADE
Bryan's Plea for Ship Pur
chase Bill Raise?? Cry
of "No! No!"
I it. - ?: ,
Washington, Feb. 3. r . ?
...?.' ... o ? ? . ....
i ? ' . more Ihai oi e tl ? ?:??? tl mem
be so thi ?: Ci roe of
lie 1 nited States and I heii ? ei ?i on
il t benefits of common lunsel and "'"
he great go"<l an organisation o
. Id accomplish, but lie ..r\r,
.?i 'he ?up purchase i'li!. His
audience ?"as disappointed that he fii?l
ol ;.iiich en this subject, because il is
one of the questions upper mo I
'. r.l of many business men.
The President told the delegates tl al
ii" na.? n favor of sonic change
anti-trusi laws thai s luid pro-. .
co-operation in the search ?"or trade i.i
foreign markets. He e: pis ?
there waa a difference beta'cen ?>
operation and combination, and that
frequently the latter was used for the
benefit of the few. If, however, i
change in the lav.- could h<? made which
would "five every one. both great ami
small, an opportunity in the foreign
-, he ?:a? l'or it.
Mr. ?Vi!?on received a grea ovation
from the delegates a h.tered the
i II, bul this wai '?'?' teded when, in
i.. ??? n. be said:
"When the time comes thi pea
:i. handsemS as war. then there will be
no war. 1 am happy to ?ay that, the
United S'afe? h;is moved .? ''tile neuer
The President siso b ui r.- a
he -a,.! that ;:' *:ioujrh liar*
talked one would i?e sure " gel the
i>e..;,,t-.c the things th,".. i a .
unpaid would represent what the
?.?.a?. He ?.aid tin was easewhat tme
of h,s e.\r>eriet,ee about Mexico, where
"vivid imagination and many special
Merest? depicted things as they wiafa
tnem to he."
Move for Ship Bill.
Whether or not President Wilson
vas aware that a majority of the dele?
gates to the convention are not in favor
of the ?hipping bill, some of the Presi?
dent's friend? in the chamber were
bu?Y during the day preparing to put
t.p a hot f.ght against the adoption of
any report or recommendation hostile
to the measure.
The leader in thi? fight, which
promises to be a hot one to-morrow,
is William L. Saundara, of Plaintield,
V I., who wa? a delegate to the Balti?
more convention. Mr. Saunders and
si veral delegates held n conference this
afternoon nnd decided to make a fig.
oui protest against the adoption of
my report against the shipping bill
until the entire question had been sub
m'tted to a referendum vote of all the
members of the Chamber of Commerce
of the United Stairs.
One reference in President Wilson's |
rpeeeh was taken by some a? possibly
a hint to the democratic Senators
rho have refused to support the ship
piig bill. This was when he said that
8 man should hold his paiticular opin?
ion provisionally. To accentuate thi-?
Mr. Wilson told of a eommitte of four?
teen appointed to revise the curriculum
while he was president of Princeton.
When this council met each of the
fourteen had a programme which lie
consiilered the precise thing to do,
ami wa? prepared to light for it. The
r?istii??ion? ran on for si\ month--, the
President said, and finally a report was
made to which every one agree?!. Fach
member of the committee had in that
t me learned a lot more about, the sub?
ject than he had thought possible.
"The point is." sai'l th? Pr?sidant,
"ti',.' when we have a consensus of
opinion, ?.hen we have tins common
counsel, then the legislative pro,. I
af tin? govern men' will be infinite!''
Spaces for Thinking.
Several of the President's listeners,
howcer. declined to .-ee in this an?
reference to the ?hip purchase bill, be?
cause only a few seconds before he had
"There are thinking ?paces ??j this
eountry, and some ot the thinking is
very solnl thinking indeed the thin'?,
mg of the sort of men that we all Ja?v,'
!,???'. who tlvnk lor themselves, who
do not ?,'<? tl nigs a? they are told to
see them, but look at them and see
them far themselves, and if they are
mid they aie white when they are not
-a hit? . plainly .-ay that they are blai -
men ??ith eyes mi,! .?ith a courage back
of those eyes to tell what they see."
The President a?ke?l the advii.'
the delegates on the proposed chane>
in the anti-trust laws, which he -aul
ha ?lui not think they were prepared
to give right away, because they
have to make ?ome rather extended in?
quiries befan they were ready to
"What I ?m thinking of is compet?
tion in foreign markets as between the
merchants of different nations." said
Mr. Wilson. "1 speak of the subi act
with a certain degree of hesitaation,
because thf thing furthest from my
thought is tp.king advantage of na?
tions now disabled from plaving a full
part ir. that competition, and .??-eking
sudden seltish advantage because they
ere for the time being disabled. Pray ,
believ,- me. that we ought to eliminate
ell that thought from our minds and
consider this matter as if we and the
other nations of the world were in the
normal circumstances of commerce.
"Then is a normal circumstance of
I ??ut nine?! ?a ?frnfe 4, column J
WERNER \ AN HORN. WHO SAYS THE DESTRUCTION OF
THE< P. R. R. BRIDGE WAS PLANNED IN GERMANY.
SWISS WILL FIGHT
IF FOOD IS STOPPED
Bt ra?'. m The TH ?
i.ine?a. I'eh. .1.?The new Kwla*
Minister to Hal?, M. de Planta, ha?
.m.mmu en to Home ne*? ?paper* that
-??? il/erlaiid I? readv to tight for her
food, neutralitv, or no. N. de Planta
"Our national organi/alion i? es
?entiallv defen.ive. and the neu?
tralitv ?>e ha?e alea? h observed
cannot he broken except in three
case?: 11) Violation of this neu?
trality by a third party: (21 an at?
tempt ?in ?iiir territorial lntegrit> ;
(.1) a menace to starve us b> pre?
venting food from reaching u*
aim.? our frontiers"
This is the tirst time a Swiss in
his official . .ilia.-it? has stated that
Switzerland ??ould consider the
stoppage of food ?upplies a casus
belli. The Swin? paper? strongly
uphold M. de Planta.
TRAVIS WINS AID
AGAINST TAX BILL
Whitman Facing Fight
with Legislature Over
GOVERNOR ?SAYS lit
WILL NOT ALTER IT
County Chairmen Said To Be
with Controller to Sav~
Albany, Fi b ''.. c',,-.?-! nor '?". h
?s facing a Ugh! with tl e Legislatura ?s
the result of hi efforts to further his
tax reform measure. State ai al ei
Travis, who will suffer a considerable
loss of patronage if the bill becomes
lav. is quietlj directing ?he fight lie
bas succeeded in whipping into line a
number Ir Republican senators and
Assemblymi . ? re under arder?
i'rorn their county chairmen to ?lefeat
th.. !>;!'. Some friends of the Governor
? the situation :i I serioUS! I
believe ii will simmer down befoie the
bill comes up for final oaasage.
But legislators who arc backing Can?
trollei Travis, some ?if whom arc of
the reactionary or "old guard" type, de?
clared to-night thai tie bill was al
reaily defeated in the Senate. It would
lake only tune Republican votes to do
this, provided tha Dem?crata, who num?
ber seventeen, voted solidly against the
bill, a ? hey und ?ubtedly will.
\\ hen th ? Govern or tent the bill to
;' '? Legiali ture a fortnight ??g>?. accom?
panied bj ? ' r its pass?
age, I . I at . according to
trustworthy reports, went to prom
bliean leadei ? and .-aid thai
bill went through the organization
would '"' crippled and scores of good
organisation men wou'd be thrown out
That he ore than moral
support is evident from the attitude of
sonic of the legialatora. Some admit
without qualification that they ara
against the bill merely because it takes
jobs away from the Controller's de
One prom nenl Republican Senator
-aid la-night: "The bill will be defeat?
ed unless :' is amended. Under no
latanees can it pass if it means
the ??ikitii; away of tome of the powers
of the Controller. Mr. Travis ha- r..,
ognized the county organization
throughout the state in the matter of
appointments. This cannot be said of
i he ' ?o ei 01. So ; "?; see a here the
Governor will get ?,ff."
The Cove:-,,: said time and agmn
that he aould i"- al'er the hill in any
atei ?'.; form. !." 'akes the position
that it n thi b?'Bt thought in
tax aaaessing s ??. and that
it' he '??? i.l havi o ? ghl for the b
; for th?. racetrack
bill and thi I Service Commis?
sion act, he will
VILLA AS A DICTATOR
Proclaims Hm*se!f in Charge
of Mexican Presidency.
V.\ I'ii a, I-!' 3.1 riaco \
timed fo of th?
Presidency ol '?!? ?';
i ounced in i : om ' ieneral
Villa received to-.'lifj ?
Villa as | ;
har?.', of the <
SUED BY MORGAN ESTATE
Accounting Asked of J. A.
Ownbey. Financier's Partner.
Denver, Feb - fo-an account
ing wa.? tiled in the ' i ' ?
trict Court here I i da?* by adminis?
trators of the e~ta.r.- ? ?' .1 P. Morgan
against Colonel J. A a
operator of Colorad. The -uit con
?erns tee Uoot ton m.ne in Las Anima?
County, which hs< been operated bj
I olonel Owrbay and ?t Which the la'e
Mr. Morgan was intn.
Owahey ?n?i the aldei Margan v4er??
personal friends BB i nubile.?* ;
ners. The Woottm. i Bl ? on an es?
tate near the New Mexico line, where
Colonel Ownbey lives. The operating; j
company i? ineorporat-.d a- tfic Wool?
len Laud and fuel lorifttajr.
(g)- ?. r?/?,v* r/ o/v-l? /4.?f*v,e SC*r<C?
Cross marks the spot where the bridge was damaged.
MADE IN GERMANY IS
VAN HORN'S DEFENCE
Dynamiter oi Canadian Bridge Says Plot Was Hatched in
Fatherland?Appeals to von Bernstorff?State
Department Waits on Legal Procedure.
.: tree i
Waahington, Feb. t, Ambasaa
Spring-Bice late to-day conveved to
state Department Great Britain's
?lues* lor the extradition of Wer
: Van Horn, the Belf-4*oflfessed dy
miter, who yesterday tried to dest
the international railwaj innige ??t
., Croix, N. B. The ' lAi'a
; tion wa.? sent to the British Kmba
' from Ottawa.
At the State Department it ??i? s,
there seemed nothing out of ihe or
nary in the situai on which Van He
had created, a:nl tha' in due cour
following an investigation by a Unit
.States commissioner to be d?sign?t
by the Department of Jastiee, he woi
be turned over to the (anadian autho
tif-s :n the same munner as anv oth
alleged criminal eharged with un ?
fence of extraditable character.
The State Department is not dispos
1 to give mucli weignt to the claim a
vanee,i by Van Horn ihut his act w
a military or political offence and th
therefore under the existing trea
with Great Britain he is not extradtt
ble. Such ?l?orts as have th im f
been made by the State Department
? r if this claim is tenable ha'
failed to ??'?clos? any ground for
although officials say the entire ra
must await the decision of the invest
That any International complieatioi
can grow out of the acl - nol expecte.
anil the State Department it earnest t
it? assertion thai th? ' >? ' of Va
Horn's being a Germs i ubjecl * ill n<
help him either a ..
11 e amba isador i .naily a
the deportment and i ed a brie
note to Secretary Bryan based on
communication from the ? anadian Min
istr-r of Justice a- Ottawa infortnini
tha ? m bast that Van Horn wa
ed on ? ' ? ' ng to ?!<
?troy human life through the wilfu
and 'mi.' deatr ictii - ol the St
? r-. I: :? ? . bl ?ge.
Bryan refet red tl t com
leitor of the do
partment for examination as to if'
if tin application is found to b?
ur \;.'i Horn will be ordered be
fore a i nit mimiaaionci
? ??? Vanceboro, '?here be i? bob
detention, and the < anadian au
,11 be allowed th? privilegt
of appearing by eouaael and -oak
on' n prima f?,-ie ca?>p sufficient t?i
I demand for the surrender
of the prisoner.
Van Horn alreadv ha- indicated his
purpose of flghtiog extradition. In a
telegram to-day he appealed to the
i.irnan Airi>a??ador to look after his
interests, declaring he was a Orman
subject and "did oot pu? foot on
Ihe last ?tatemen? was taken here
to indicate a puni?se on the part of
the prisonc'' to Tiake the technical
point that though be was on the
bridge, iie did not actually stand on
Canadian soil. Aa the dm-tonal line
or boundarv between the I'nited States
and I anada follow.? the midtlle line of
the St. Croix River, and the piers of
the br'dge rest on Canadian soil at
the end where Van Horn is said to
have ?laci-d bia charge of djnamita,!
the officials here attach no importance
to this plea.
The Gorman embassy was much In?
terested in the case, but delayeil pa*s
ing an Nan Horn's request pending
a. report on his citizenship from the
Cern?an Consul General in New York.
The Canadian government in making
it.. application referred to the mai as
an ordinary civil criminal. Incidentally,
ii is pointed out, tins insures Van
Horn, in the event of his surrender
under extradition proceedings, from
being treated as a (ierman spy or even
at a military prisoner.
Van Horn'- telegram to the German
Embassy at Washington foil?
"I ?M arreste,| hen- for blow
Canadian end of bridge at Vam
In'1??.'..!! Maine and Canada. I an held
here by Ait?,nicy General ?if Maine at
the request of Canadian authorities
who are trying to gel extradition
papers far me from Washington.
Please look after my intereats in this
ir as I am a German subject and
did not put fool on Canadian Mil.
An ? ver."
The prisoner signed Ins m?
''Werner Horn.'' instead of "'Aeti'.i
Van Horn,'' by which name he bus
been known h??ie. ihs statement that
he had not b? en on ? anadian
in contradiction to earlier statements
which ha is alleged to have made to
the police. According to 'he latter,
' only exploded the dynamite on
? i i anadian side, but also reeei' i I
the exploaivc fron a man who met
east of the river.
Vaneeboro, Me.. Feb. n. In a state?
ment to-night Werner Van Horn a
erted that arrangements for the de?
struction of the (entrai l'aci?c Hail
??>.. bridge a' St. Croix were made in
Germany. He said he was paid far the
ob. but declined to say by whom he
"I really did it for my country." lie
?anl "T di?l not wa;,t to ki'l any on?-.
We wanted ont) to .?top traffic of Hnt
ipli supplies over t:,at bridge. ' would
.1 better job hut for the ce d
I froze my lingers hii?1 my lace and
and I though? 1 would free-?' te
?bath before I made all my arrange
Van Harn ?aid I <? intended .
back to New York immediate!',, ami
\ ...I no plan? for 'he destruction of
bridgea. He said he aras not wor
iying over his future.
"It was an act of war.'' he exclaimed.
"I was on neutral soi!. What can they
.10 to me?"
Ottawa. Ontario. K?b. : Th? dyna?
miting of the international bridge
t-.- M 1 roiv I ret at Vaneeboro. Me.,
-day has led the autnoritira ??,
take extra precautions to privent any
coeaibte attack on the Canadian
liamep? building at the opening 0
aaaaiom of 'he legi?la'i\e kedy to
m41114**?. l'h? bridge incitent .'ti?
to ?frlrials that some part
..f a nation beatile 'o ?,r.-at Britain
itrgi ' 'ike advantage of the pre
of the Duke of Cenaaught, i,o\?'
Onetal of Canada, ami attempt ?tme
thing unpleasant 111 the ' II
a'e Chamber. The guard ???-'.?>: <>il in
the parliament be
numerous than usual and will be pro
aided with ball cartridges. Strut
scrutiny has been applied to the i??u
aee el tickets of admission to the l
mag funcUoaa. -I 1
INTO H?NGARY Oh
(ireat Army Assumes Of
fensive South of Car?
FN GRAVE PERU
Germans, Repulsed Befor<
Warsaw. Crowded Back
North of Vistula.
TROOPS OF l./AR
GAIN ON BZVRA
Reoccupy Positions Captured b)
Invaders in Dash for the
. Ii- C**B - ? ? :
Petrograd. Feb. :?. With the ?.ucee?*.
ful Raseian advance on the Hungariar
side of the Carpathians behind tht
sources of the s.m Bisar, the period oi
elahorr.'e r.-connoissance? t? over ant
the southern army ha.4 taken the of?
fensive along the entire hundred-milt
front, from below Ihikla Pana '?' ' ?
east of the Beskid Vfounta.n?. Tl.i
in? have I? it hope and are yield
ing important po?ition?i with scarcely
any show of resistance.
The BuBsian colamn which erai
the brond main r.lp.- ea it l I 1
? b .'''?' '?' of ? ? ,."11.*. with am?
munition int.irt. be?i.l?s two bomb
throwing mortnr? a:..I a quantit; i i
mariin" gun- before the Aus i
could ?.ring them into action. Detach?
ments of Germans are among the pris?
oner? taken during the advance both in
the Ussok region and the Bastera Bes?
kid . The only vis,hie eoantor demon?
stra!.mi from the A i r. hi ?
ere; ?e<! activity in artillery tire ?outh
of th<"- Pilica along the line of the l?u
rajee River, bat all sectional uttempts
at an offen I
a few I i
Fi- Id Har bal - semi
to r.a' t tl " ' Itll
ir beginning very badl for h?
Btrateg}*. Uia personal 'insrterts are
established at ..enrk.ja. about twenty
miles north of Lads, lie is li' irr; i>
i hole! and Prince Joachim of Pni?sia
occupies a neighboring house. Their
auppliea are brought from Kalish, on
the frontier. Thnr position is becom
,ng inrecure through | -- ire.I
Russian advance north of the V?stalo.
(?ermans Pressed Ua? k.
The ("ermans are now pressed farther
back in that region than they have
bean a' any time einen the beginning
of the present invasion from [*h<
the beginning of December They ^f!|l
keep an unsteady hold on Lipi
miles from the Prussian fi
their four corps, which recently weie
introduced between the Vistula and
Mlawa, are all drawing nortiiward a?
a consequence of the continued .
ward pressure from the Rii??ian army
moving to the north of I Wa Brian
As von Hindenburg atii.or? inaction
he has been dn. ?
a.strous frontal attacks <>n ti.< : ne of
the Bunions' intrenched
ud of the Ruwka. General roa
ilaohonsen again tinned the full b!a?t
heavy and light artillery, and
hifl best infantry upon Bolimow I
day and ysterdiiv wit
thon OH Sunday. Th,
after desperate bay.met lighting.
captured the southern ? ? tion
front intrenehment, which I
mans held Sunday night The tight for
arm oath of Gamin continued
throughout Mondas and reeomm?
at da-, light ><?-?. ;
The Bossions m (entrai Poland are '
withstanding the?.- monotonoos po?
sitional onslaught* with unflinching
steadiness, in the knowledge that their
armies ;n th?- north a,ad ?outh have
detmitely grasped the initiative from
then- eneiriies, and are forcing the
campaigns in K??t Prussia and Hung?
ary into a situation which mu?t mean
the tina! ruin of the leeond invasion
Austrian? Meet Ki-pulae.
Following la the latest official buile
tin i ?ued by the Russian (?cneral
Matf on the progre?.? of the lighting:
"The engagement? in the r? gion of
Mlawa have continued favorable to oui
"On the left bank of the Vistula the
battle on the ronds from Bolimow pro?
ceeded on Februnry I with cori-iderabPe
intensity. A large aambor of h?-a?\
nnd light batterie? participated en?-i
getieally m the engagi ??
The Gorman attack ...- the atecning
of February 2 florin of Horjimow wa?
repuNed with great loaoes for the
enemy. A violent combat wna begun
nouth of the village of Conmino, valu ra
we recaptured advanced trend.??? whldi
vv,. lo?! .lanuar) 31. Ihe p..??i .< .ion fti
a small farm ?till i? i.n.la-cidi -I
"South of the Piltca, near Iiounaie?'.
the enoasj ineraoaod the intensity of
his bombardrneiit, continuing night and
day, but attempts of the enemy's troop?
to make progr?s, were without ?w
"In thr Carpathians the conflict con
til led J.Hiiiarv, ;| and Febril?"-) I Our
forceo ..'T. ..need, fighting, along the
brand front al I'ukln P?-?. .,. far a?
the lo'ver San. having crossed the prm
cipal ridge of the mountain range in
Um region of Jootioha and ?let., i
berea, whore wo took >> bait? '
cannon, two mortHrs. a i.umher of rap:.i
firers and numerous prisoner- An of
enemy southeast of I -, I'.i - ?as re
pul'ed with enerase
"Newt re'ative to the transportatiwn
of (?eiman troopn to the ?'..rpathier
front lind? continuation :ti fh?- fact tha
on February '-'. noutheatt of Heskid
Pobo, ata ??? trayod * b*tt*-f"ii?>n of th.
?l.-Hi? vjv-riuan Koaimeuu fMtmnaiit ?if
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