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SPORTS 3plfittrttlt J&Jfcjk 4fTiil IY ! SPORTS final TwUIkIIIIIU .f5giHK3 VKXXXyCX final j ''. ..' . ., " . . ' -' ' . ' f . - - . ' ' " - -- - ' ... ' - . .. ll1.1 .. ' mfMifi " '' Hi i ! '' ' - - ... -.. ., . ...,,.,, .. , . .in ,.,-.. ' ' ..., , i., - ... , iM 1 -r-t ' VOL I-rKO. 80 l'lIILABELPHIA, TUESDAY, DECEMBKIt lfi, 1014. PRICE ONE GiMPf Coniianr.lOU.sT tn I'cjlio Limes Counm. Ls--- M-A & M 't' ' I. r is i- H m mi ; IS F "m rljH-9 m RATE RULING KNOWN BY THE RAILROADS Commissioner Johnson Ad mits Conference With Representative of Carriers Prior to Hearing. Public Service Commissioner Emory n. Johnson,. In ft-formalatntcment Issued this afternoon In Harrlsburg, admitted that the Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia and .Heading nnd the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Companies were Informed In 'lubstance what (he decision of tho Com- ' mission would be In tho passenger rate .Increait) caso on Friday night nearly 24 hours beforo tho Commission announced publicly, Its decision in tho case. Mr. Johnson also said an Informal In tervlew was granted a representative ol the railroads early In December, even before' the formal hearing had been held and at that time a fairly clear Intima tion of what tho Commission would order was given to the railroads. ,1'ftc new tarfrfa as they were approved fcy the Commission, according to ,Mr. Johnson, were .filed, by the railroads- with the interstate Commerce Commission In "Washington at noon, on Saturday, four hours beforo the executive session of tho yennsylvanlo. Public Servlco Commission ended - in tho Hcllevue-Stratlonl. Mr. Johnson also said thnt he under stood from a representative uftho rail roads that, tho full forco of employes In tho rato departments of the railroads were kept busy all Friday night Prc ' paring the tariff schedules nnd the tlckots to conform with tho ruling which tho eommlsston was to formally decide upon the next day. In defense of tho course of the Com mission, Mr. Johnson oald that had tho railroads not beon able to know the new rates! prior to the formal decision they would have been unabto to fllo tho tariffs with the Commission In Washington, and accordingly the. public might have been compelled to pay the Increased fores for a limited time. The statement from Mr. Jqhnson was Issued In reply to charges of tho attor neys for the committers that the Com ' mission must have advised the railroads Hi advance what they would rulo and that In so doing they had not acted in good 'faith1 with the complainants. MB. JOHNSON'S STATEMENT In .part Mr. Johnson's statement fol lows i . "The numerous complaints received by tho. Public Service Commission during the latter half of November as to tho prppbf d Incrohso In rmsscuKer fares were clas- lfld and carefully studied by the com mission 'and a. preliminary hearing was ' S JJ''Jd5lll-'ia.Ws?: -part. pfI"oVejjiber..,a,t I ? irnleiiTaU'-porhpta-Irits 'wlshirfs 1ti pro , eent their cases' wero heard. lijllowlng '5 -' , that hearing If was apparently evident to tho carrier that 'Concession .should be . "jnade to tho public, modifying the tariffs . " that'had been filed 'VI th the Public Serv ice Commission at Harrlsburg, and with the Interstate Commerce Commission In Washington to become effective Decem ber IS. ''Ah Informal Interview was requested ,py ir. jjixon, representing me earners. 4; with -a member of the commission. At this interview the carriers wero Informed ' . that tho commission would probably con 4 sldcr the tariff that had been filed to be ' . . "unreasonable In several particulars, par I tlcularly In the withdrawal of the 100-trIp ' 'J, ticket and the- increase, of the (en-trip g ft ticket to a basis of more than two cents 8 fy .; a mile, and In the provision of the month 'J Sj, t lj". and school tickets which limited them W tP Periods of the calendar month. Fol lowing this Informal Interview the car riers took up the same question with the Interstate Commerce Commission, which gave tho carriers permission to withdraw - the. tariffs that had been filed and to subatltutn new tariffs providing the new tariffs should make the changes' which Concluded on Fuse Two THE WEATHER Br-r-r-rJ This Is' real winter, Isn't It? And if hera to. stay, too, tor a while, for the weatherman announces that It will t Juslaa frigid tonight. At any rata It la clear and will stay tso for a tlma as a welcome relief. So whether you plan f tenlghtl to listen to "Celeste Aids," at uroaa ana i'opiar or just hop around the wnrnsi i Viak mnnUa .... 1 fc. tlMiS!?'5 10 the movies, wrap up warn. m t ,5r VM"iw w iHBivjuwii, jtuu Know For' Philadelphia and vtct'mty,-. . f iiuw wyiitiiiucu i,uiu iuuay ana 10 nighiz , )' Observations at Philadelphia. ? -J t. ..wt it mlUs iw,ffi-;;;;::a:::'fe fiKE'' !-. "'.im.m .01 ur cent. Ulna UaiMntw . ... " MixMSeto umvtnWt: .;,, ,,.;;,; it ' ' Alrnanao qt tho Day D.U. 10M a. a. flps'V.V.'V.'.V.V.'.V.'.'.V.V. TheYidea PORT HlOiiUONO. iw Uta&tr (lM(nw) "ft a, m. At a. ou r. iir (twatmtm. rf I CUmrttHTf STBKK-f WUAHF. aur var itaMrw .. . Bat tf (UuvmtoV i . . . . flftS HWlX UW.NU. Hi(k WMr Ut itattt UO.I.01TOW) Was nur immure) 3 5ft. 6, ia.u BK..k.ATJi. lUs walw Lour nlir itotaiscrMi) . .4I 12 1? a. . water O.aauitfv) T.USa. TfiMf STABBED IN A QUARREL OVER CLAIM FOR MONEY Man Dying In Hospital and His As sailant Arrested, After a chase In which several shots were fired, Sablttnt Pagnutelll, accused of having fatally stabbed Eltnordo Ap pello, of 6020 Merlon avenue, was faught this afternoon nnd held without ball. This stabbing, which grew out of an argu ment over a (to debt Appello Is said to have owed Pagnutelll, toolt place early this afternoon, the polica say, at AppellO's home. Pagnutelll, who lives In the house, returned at noon and demanded 910. Ap pello said he had not promised to pay today and catted Pagnutelll a liar, ac cording to Maria Oo.VIto, who was present. " Pagnutelll picked' up a large bread knife and stabbed Appolo through the shoulder and right lung,' Marin OeVlto said, im mediately after the stabbing she ran out of the house nnd called Patrolman Grimm, of tho Cist and Thompson streets polite station. Aa Grimm started toward Hie house I'agnutolll left It and started tunning across lots to escape. Grimm fired several shots nnd pursued Pagnutelll to 49th and Lancaster avenue, where ho surrendered. According to Grimm, ho admitted having stabbed Ap polo. Tho Injured man was tnken to West Philadelphia Homeopathla Hospital, It "was said he was likely to die. JUDGE SULZBERGER CALLS PORTER "IGNORANT BABY" "Mere Child," Jurist Continues, In Keply to Criticism of. Court. A curt lllng nt Director Porter and his plan for a curfew Inw was Judge Mayor Sulzberger's reply today to- the Director's denunciation of Magistrates and his criticism of .Quarter Sessions Courts, as contained In a statement Is sued at police headquarters yesterday. Too many discharges from tho Quarter Sessions Court when the prisoners de served punishment. Director Porter had said, was one of tho reasons why It waf hard to enforce tho laws. In his reply, Judgo Sulzberger called Director Portor a "mere child" and an "Ignorant .baby." Ho was asked what he though of tho proposed curfow law. ""My opinion of Director Porter is such that I do not feel Justified In recom mending any plan he propos5s","-said he. "I don't think his statements worthy of u. miJiy. no is utionj- incompetent. Director Porter had said most of the magistrates were mere politicians. Of this Judge Sulzberger snld: "Thero Is no shallower criticism than the one commonly Indulged In of calling a man a politician by way of saying ho In unfit, I always distrust such a critic. You know my opinion of Director Porter. If ho complains that women prisoners have been discharged In court I can only say that they have been discharged for good and valid reasons." Director Porter refused to. comment to day on Judge Sulzberger's remarks. He said he would have a statement tomorrow. WOMAN. CRUSHED ON CAR TRACKS; FOUL PLAY THEORY Polios, Conducting Invcstipatipn Ing, Early Morning Tragedy . Mrs. Virginia Obcrdorfer, 67 years old, MSI Xorth Sth street, was foiind dead on the. trolley tracks at Sth and Clearfield Btreots this morning. The circumstances are such that the possibility of foul play Is being entertained by the police. The woman's body was lying1 across the tracks. The skull wns crushed and the limbs mutilated., A handbag, containing mur smaller nags. Holding In all $168,' wns Intact. "About four feet from the body were tho woman's shoes, which were of tho elastic side type. Further along tho tracks was a dented nsh bar rel. Its contents strewn along tho road. The body was found by ChaHes Col trle, 2023 Korth Tjelthgow street, and Al bert Steele, ZH2 North Front street,- milk men, whc were serving their route. On the theory that Mrs, Oberdorfer had been struck by a car while crossing the tracks, the police examined all cars on the 7th and 8th streets division that passed Clearfield street durng the night. COLLAPSES IN COURT WHILE TELLING OF SON'S DEATH Murder Trial Halted Until Witness Recovers Composure. The father of Herman Fisher, the boy murdered at Taylor Lane, Mount Holly, July 11, whose alleged slayer Is on trial at that town today, collapsed while testify ing how he found the body of his son, and proceedings were halted for nearly half an hour until he recovered. The father is Charles Fisher. Augustus Fisher, a brother of the murdered lad, also was called to th stand to .testify, and while ho was describing how the body was found Bdgard C. Murphy, the ac cused murderer. Jumped to his feet and shouted, "You mentioned some things there" He was not allowed to com plete the sentence Murphy feigned Insanity when his case first waa called tor trial a month ago and proceedings were held up until phy sicians had. time to examine him. All certified that he was not Insane. Another outbreak was expected today. The man refused to dress this morning when the time came for htm to go to the, court house, and police forced the clothing on him. Frank Cole, Harry Frank. Anna Hnskat und Henrietta Enskat. all living ill the vicinity of the murder, gave teati. mony. Florence Wllhelra. said that alter uui mm Kiuea nerman j'lener nad been fired she heard some one cry outs "Oh Iord. help, jne," Later on ah learned jiwut neruian pao a one we calling. Anna WJlhelm heard the appeals after the shooting: TURKISH CRUISER BRESLAU BOMBARDS SEBAST0P0L Goeben. Also Beported in Bald on Batum Port, B3RC4N, Pe. u. -Tha oWulal praas bureau today gave out (be following! j TurkJah cruiser Mjdlrl! (formerly the Brartai) has twqtbardcd SebastopoL The Turkish official bulletin a7yr?h0 large cruiser Sultan Sllm (the Goeben) be intended Batum. Dectmber to, setting are to ttw olty. The Ruaailan land bat tarlM returned the 4r without guuewa "CouaUnttnopU iarw authoritatively that a Mihanua4aa ujtfWsg baa ocr lurrad In th Cauaasiu. and "thai sau stroimti bu&aJBti r--'- - na... P Sght against the Ru?!B-" " -" . N I nMK IRBT to twUaiuiM4 u w. th Isttt&UM of Criaua In the fcU'-k Ha.. uwt U tti (LrtaJmJ KuM,n u.val haM in tfcM waters. Th, ami after Turkay bagaa hoatiUtlaaagaJust Roitia, OttamaM bja bombarded tha port. iHi) than Turklah aubwi.rini hav ui4 U ntir t bartMM. d uu uu uMaatoiB it waa teportad that a, ab curu araa suuk. "YES, SUM; A FIRE SHO' FEELS GOOD ON isllllllllllllllHBilllllllHlssHHHiiir TaWULWkW&r jmmmfmf&SMXmMsSm' White-wing Street cleaners and other public servants whose work kept them out in the open found it hard to keep warm today, with the thermometer ranging: between 13 and 26 degrees. The weather man held out no hope of more pleasing temperatures before Thursday. The city, however, was more fortu nate than some of the suburbs, where the mercury fell to zero. COLD WAVE BRINGS DEATH AND INTENSE SUFFERING TO 'POOR Mercury Falls to 13 De (i ,-f -.j ,. ' I IHl llWlMOTII I . air,. grees'dri ColdesUDecember I j in 1 en i ears and oec ond Coldest on Record. STODAT'S' houbly TEMPEBATUBE BECOBD The, figures Indicate' temperatures on the. street at Broad' and Chestnut streets, as reported by -Ledger Cen tral: Midnight II 9.a. m.... .11 1 n. m 19 10 a. m 14 S.&4 m 19 11 a. m ,.. 23 3 a.m. ........ 17 12 noon ,21 In. m. 10 1 p. m 23 S a, m. 15 2p. m 23 i a, m 14 3 p. m,.i. ...... 23 7 a. m 13 4 p.m :s 8 a. m... ......... 13 The coldest December IS in- ten years and the second-coldest on record brought death to two. men, injuries to several, and Intense suffering to the poor of the city today. The mercury" between 7 and 8 o'clock this morning registered 43 degrees above zero, 5 degrees lower than tho mark pre dicted by the official weather forecaster. One of the dead men Is unidentified as yet, and the other Is believed to have been Edward McCovern, of 2025 "Winter street, lie was found dying at Alle gheny avenue and Wltte street, .and taken to tho home of Benjamin Herbert, 1192 Welkle street, where ho died before a physician could arrive from the North eastern Hospital, The other man was found beneath, a Philadelphia and Beading Hallway freight platform In American street, above Berks, where he hod cravvled to es cape the biting wind, and died. He was about 45 years did and was five feet nine Inches tall and -dressed In dark cloth ing. His hair was dark and streaked, with gray. Local Forecaster.BHss predicts that the cold weather will continue, throughout, the day and tiSrught.' Trie same prediction, la made at Washington, but' slightly warmer weather for- Thursday la nromlsed. , John Went, of 157 Carlton afreet.'. a, Trindrm-' cleaner, fill from' the third floor.' of the Scott Paper Company dlant, at. ll?f. ntrud, , onif niarrtrrrt QUAnf.B h fa 14.1. e.ivt ' wu H.inuvu W..V.J,..,, if.j morning, .,wnen in.e com nuniDea nis hands. lie was taken to Hamarltan'.Hoo pltal. ; Thomas guUlVin, 1933 3Quth JOth trt, sustained a fracture of the skull when he slipped on an ley sidewalk lti 19th street- u is at Di. Agnes, iiospuai. In inBy .points ,'ln 'the suburbs the tnomcters, registers much. lower than I this city, the low mark balcir nt.ut Hat. I bor, whre the meroury dropped to.'a'n' even zero, . SUPFamNO- AMONO POQR, . ' Tho cold was especially severo on the poor. This waa evidenced by tha flood of requests for aid reoyed by virtually every charitable organization In the sjty. Coal dealers found the weather to tatftir liking because of hurry-up orders tot coal. anl today their teams are working at top speed trying to catch .(if wjtfi orders. - Piwnbera alao cam Into their harvest time as the rtsuR ofNfrou plps,-e-' psetaHy la the owUtrtag .saittoaa- Titer HUHjwtsM at inany sulMubaa sswi retterl far bjtow tltf eAhsial agure of at pitdrtttti The awall bay (Mir the Am occortuultv to dare tb Utnw wiod'tU tnoralog aud I taat Ute ifi f8TOii4g o pooda and pud- i dlaa. StHHOd the waather uoutiuuo at uw preaeat tMBeratur it iu meaa luty of skatiog. Pblldiu aud Peuiiaylvanu-got off aaaily eoaapared to other potqu Tki ujweury west ma U deTe lu It fymi HHH' ?PBJlj j N.Y. EXCHANGE DISCHARGES COMMITTEE OF FIVE Governors Took Action at Meeting This Afternoon. NEW YOItK, Deo. 13,-DeclarIng that the crisis which existed July 31 when It was created has passed, the committee of five that has governed tho Stock 13x chapgo since that time, today asked' to be discharged. Tho board of governor,- 'granted tho ifqueat.'plncliiK tnIexchan;o 'bade on tho footing that existed prior to tho war. Tho board of governors also, announced that all contracts that were suspended I July 31 are now cnforclblc, subject to I minimum price restrictions, ns were re- ' cently established. HOUSE WRECKED BY 2-T0N ROCK HURLED BY DYNAMITE Three Persons 'Hncl Narrqw Escapes in Explosion Contractor Arrested. A shower of locks hurled through the. air for nearly a hundred feet by a heavy cliargo of dynamite wrecked the home qf Patrick Max.well, 167 Ttoxborough, street, Manayunk, this morning and slightly Injured one of the occupants of the hou.se, while, two other persons had ijarrow escapes rro'ni serious Injury. Samuel ,Farke, 137 Jamestown- street, Manayunk, the contractor who Is alleged to have been responsible for the blasting. was arrested -nnd arranged before Mag istrate drells In the Manayunk police sta tion and held under JM0 ball for a turther hearing Saturday on the charge of violat ing a city oidtnance. When the charge of dynamite vras set off, the sound of the explosion could bo heard for miles, and huge pieces of rdck woro hurled high Into the air. A rock, estimated by the police or the Manayunk station to have weighed two tons, crashed against the front wall of the house and sent a part of the lS-lnch nail Into the parlor, smashing furniture and knocking pictures from the walls. At the same time a piece of rock weigh ing 250 pounds tore its way through the slda wall of the' house and dropped In the kitchen. It was driver! Into the kitchen wth such forco it pushed a heavy refrigerator Into the middle of the kitchen and upset a table which held the break fast dishes Anna Maxwell,. IS years old, who was eating breakfast' at the time, and her mother, Mrs. Patrick Maxwell, who was working about tjio kitchen, both Jumped out of the way to prevent being hurt, Bersle Maxwell, another daughter, 12 jiesrn old, was in bed at the time of the explosion, arid a piece of stone passed Within a few inches of her head and landed on a chair at the girl's bedside rt maii.i rt FIRE HOSE TEST FAVORED Director Porter and Mayor yill Sanction Investigation. Orders for! an Immediate tet of the hose used by the ftre Department will be 1ud by Dlr actor Porter. The pireetor and Mayor uianjcenburg today agreed to wpnlt tpe tet following the request of JJX Howhuyl, engineer of the National ifoard or fire unuerwritera. .In demawMBg the test, Mr. Hawjand declared ha w4 at the opinion that at least 44 per cent. f the high presajore hose Ui use by the department was taulty. Many of the engines alao were faulty and a great number of tham warn rof antiquated type, he contend. A plan win u hvoito Jay pirecior rwier lor a complete Investigation and examination of the city's re agbtlug apparatu. R. R. MBRGER APPROVED Kew York PnwmUssioa Sanction $20,000,000 Sale of Stock. ALBANY. N. T., Uec U jr'mel ap- wvi waa ataated u4a t ttie Up tat Pubttc Service CommUnlu tor the Jurcha b the New York Cetitral of te La IBtMce Mx;k ER DAY LAK DIS" READING TERMINAL CAFE MAN ENDS LIFE INBROAD ST. STATION E. R. Knoblauch Shoots lXtIIW v v Himself? Deranged by Father's Death Brother Col lapses in Hospital. Eugeno It. Knoblauch, one of the pro prietors of 'the restaurant on tho train floor of the Heading Terminal, shctt him self through the right temple at 1:50 o'clock this afterr.oon, in a retiring room of Broad Street Station. He died later at the Hahnemann Hospital. Gustave Knoblauch, Jr., a brother of tho dying man, collapsed twice at the hospital. He arrived thero a few min utes after Eugeno Knoblauch had been taken there. Ho also Is under the caro of physicians, who say that his condition Is eerious. Until physicians took him hi charge he was pacing up and down the corridors, wildly wringing his hands, died lu Atlantic City August 2, and it Is believed this preyed on tho mind of Eugene. -Uuatuve Knoblauch said after he had been treated at the hospital that he could give no motive for Ills brother's act. Ho declared their restaurant busi ness was In a nourishing condition and they had-no financial or family troubles, Eugeno Knoblauch, however, had been suffering a great deal for some years with a nervous complaint. It Is thought he may have been temporarily deranged when he fired the shot. After Mr. Knoblauch was sent to the hcwpltal.a search of his pockets was made by Detective Acqrn, of the Pennsylvania Itallroad, and Special Policeman Tom llson, of the 15th, and Vine streets station. On a deposit, slip of the Girard Trust Company' were written the following words: "Overcoat In closet of father's joom. Large doll, In parlor." There were aleo a commutation ticket to Sedgewlek, N. J., whleh was pur chased yesterday, and a rouQd trip tloet to Atlantic City. There was an empty envelops addressed to Mrs. Bugene Knob lauch, 58 South Jackson-avsnue, Atlantis City. A Girard Trust Company book 'showed that Knoblauch had on' deposit Jll,3l S3. On thQ rigor of the wash room waa a box of ahotgun sheila and S3 calibre re volver cartridges. Broad Street Station was srowded with waiting passongers at the time of the shooting. Knoblauch fired only one shot Crowd of men rushed Into the room and attendants found It Impossible to keep them .back. A aijuad of police was Nsent from the llh gjid Vine streets station and Knob lauch' was rushed to the hospital. So far aa the police ccukl learn, no oat saw hjm nut the revolver to his head. fctogeve Knoblauch's home formerly was at 3tt Manheim street, Gerraaatewn. He moved a few days ago to a name he had Just built at Cynwyd, Pa. Jgr. Knoblauch's wife was not told of tin frWVaV SUe tajewtvaieaeiiig at their Cjnwy4 lHMiie attr aa operation, per formed several Oays ag. and It U feared that it ah were told at this tlou the re sults would be eerloua. She baa two chil dren. E P HUes, etiuruky for the Knutolu.h brother saw Una fiiKuu that in lit tl4oiun Kugiie' iuud aa unbalance 4 a the result of Ulae aiiU wuir u.ti the cU-nUi ui ills xaLUsjf, 4uutu Kniib lsuct. Tb elder KnohUnub left an es tate valued at (JW.m equally dlvldd o-twt-ea Hut bfuiheis. ana la bu Ui pru vt4ed thAt the latter vvoUuue tha Ti uib4J restaurant buabMa. Ar..tMV. Jr., km ezetutor vf t eaUne, OFFICIAL WAR REPORTS AUSTIHAN. The pursuit of the Itusslans In West tiatlcla continues. As a result of en counters of a more or less jerlous imturo we have won ground lu a northern direction. Dukla (In Qallcla) Is again In cAir possession. Our col uinp, advancing through the Car pathlnnf, captured on Saturday 90M prisoners nnd 10 machine guns, Our offensive movement directed In u southeasterly direction from the lllver Drlna encountered, southeast of Vnljevo, a gleatly sUpcritr force of the enemy. Our advance has not mctcly been stopped, but wo are compelled also to inako more extended retirements of our troops, which for- many weeks liave fought obstinately nnd bril liantly, but with many losses. SERVIAN, The battle south of Belgrade, In which three Austrian nrmy corps were engaged, ended In n complete victory for the Servians. The enemy lied 111' great disorder across the Danube and save, evacuat ing Belgrade. All Servian territory now freed of the enemy with the exception of Shabatz and Loznltza, in the extreme northwestern corner of tho country, tho deliverance of which Is Imminent. The triumphal entry of the Servian troops Into Belgrade was marked wjth scenes of enthusiasm. RUSSIAN. Theri -has been no engagements of Importance on any of the fronts. In the region of Mlawa we contlnuo to foVco back the German troops, who nie In relrcat. In the roglon of Mount Buokla, Aus 1i Ian columns arc coming down the northern slope of tho 'Carpathians. TURKISH. Skirmishes with the Russians on the border of Van Kuer continue In our favor. Russian cavalry attacked .our cavalry on tho Persian frontier.. Our counter attacks were successful, nnd the Russians wero repulsed nnd dis persed. FRENCH. Between Iho sea nnd tho Lys the English havo captured a small forest to tho weat' of Wytschnete. The ground gained yestorday by our troops along the Yscr Canal and to (ho weat of Hollebeka has been held desplto a vigorous counter attack by tho enemy. From tho Belgian frontier to the Somme there Is nothing to report. From tho Sommo to tho Argonne there have been Intermittent cannon ades, not very violent except In the region of Crouy. In the Argonne wo have made some progress and maintained our advance of preceding days. In Alsace the enemy's artillery Is showing great activity except at Stelnbach, whero an attack by Ger man infantry, starting from Uffholtz, was able to gain a foothold. Wo have maintained everywhere our former progress. BRITISH. Fighting has recommenced In north ern France. A combined attack by the Allies was made yesterduy on the Hollebeke-Wytscliaete-Ilne. Several .German trenches and, a nurnuer "of "prisoners we're captured. v Substantial progress has been made. GER.MAN. The French yesterday made fruit less attacks at various points. Their attack on our position southeast of Ypres failed, and tho enemy suffered heavy losses. Two hostile attacks ' northeast of Sulppcs were also re 'puldcd by us. Another attack north east of Omcs and ono northeast of Verdun likewise; wero repulsed, tho enemy's losses being heavy. Threo attaclUKwere attempted by the French In the neighborhood of Vlele," Southeast of. fit. Mlhlel the French tried to tako aur positions by storm, but their attack failed. They have renewed their attack from the direc tion of Fllcry, north of Toul,. with out securing advantage. MORE U.S. TROOPS GOVERNMENT REPLY TO GEN. GARRANZA Defiant Note Brings Order for Infantry and Artillery to Reinforce Bliss. WASHINGTON, Dec. 15.-Three regi ments of United States Infantry and three batteries of artillery were ordered to Naco, Arizona, lata tollay by Secretary of War Garrison to relnforco General Bliss. Tho orders were Issued after the Secretary had discussed, in the Cabinet meeting the situation existing Jn the frontier town. The movement Is accepted as an an swer to the defiant declaration of Gen eral Carranza to the State Department that any aetlon taken by the United States to prevent the firing of Mexican bullets acroes,the International line would be regarded by the Cajranzlstas "as an act of hoatie-ty." jH Secretary tajriscjijnuhed to discuss the orders oilier tharit'to1 say that the tioops were being sent as "a precaution ary measure." The urgenoy of the Oi however, gave rise to a report tleil Administration's "watchful wultwg" about to end, There are new stationed oa tha boxder lit pr near Vaeo It troop of cavalry. These j-eoently were reinforced by three batteries of field artillery! Orders were wired bs General BlUs, this afteroaott, by Secretary Oarrigon, who said ha would wki tham public after tfcky reachvd nua That the polky adopted by the Preaioent and hie Cabinet will not eotatl any dael) between United State and Mexican foioes was stated emphatically by Cablaet membura after their meeting. It la understood that an ultuutuu. tre and forceful, will b etut tlie war ring Mexican Generals, HUl aud Mayte reew. Tbat it will be u uouefced aa t compel ubqdieuce was oi Mentis aa i ted b tfflcuU. The warulnx will' U duic ilit the Uuited sitatea ha reecltMl tbe i-d of its patiouce mid wdl uu luuaci uiierut dm, a ibW tiii vouutt Vkcie 1 uot the Uliteat duubt tkat u.oat wi I. be buUet hich hew Uilea er wouaded half a hundred persona on AuieiKu soil ta i be tai seven week b been rtr.d bj the troupe made. ".Jv eiuoc MaytoMuu of Suawa, wbu Is ett deavoriii4 t0 vtmlkMm Cariaruiista tareta .rr' uuar ueerw CZAR BEN GERMANS IN e NORTH; LOSE AT MCOW Wrests Ground Gained in Upper Poland From Teutons and Puts Foe to Precipitate Flight Across East Prussian Frontier, Relieving Warsaw From Threat ened Drive on North. Serbs Dash to Belgrade and Thrust Austrian Garrison From Capital Austrians, ' However, Score Victory inj Galicia', Driving Czars Column Fifty Miles From ; Cracow. In the, East victory attends the Al lies' campaigns. The Serbs have swept .victoriously forward to Bel-' grade, which they have taken from the y Austrians, whose force?' have been . put to flight across the Prina and' Save Rivers. The Rttssiahs, too, havo expelled the invader from their soil. the northern drive on Warsaw under General Francois having been effect ually frustrated and Upper Poland cleared of the foe. Austrian reverses in Servia, which are for the first time frankly ad mitted by Vienna, af.e compensated by- successful continuation of, the drivel against the Russians 'in western Ga--J licia.. - jrhc-CiaKsiorcesvsoutheast of Cracow ,have, been driven back SO miles tj the Plain of Atlenthal. The downward stroke" on Warsaw from East Prussia has failed com pletely, according to Petrograd re ports, and the threatening German ad vance north of the Vistula has been effectually disposed of. This leaves Grand Duke Nicholas free to devote attention to the main German move ment on Warsaw from the west .The campaign there seems to be Rt $ standstill on a 'stationary' line from Lodz to Lowicr, The German position in Poland is favorable, Berlin states, and the Rus sians have been'obliged to assume the defensive between the Warthe and 1 Vistula Rivers. The fiercest fighting on the Franco Belgian front now centres in the re gion south of Ypres, where both the British and French have made ad vances that seriously threaten the German lines. The British have suc ceeded in driving the Kaiser's artil lery from, a forest west of Wytschaete (five miles south, of Ypres), while the French have roanitained the ground they won yesterday at Ho!- Caqeluiltd on I'age Tout TURKEY WILL APOLOGIZE, ENVOY ASSURES ITALY Porte, However, Delays Amends for Consul's Seizure. ROME. Dec M, The Turkish charge, d'affaires asewet! the Italian Foreign Office today that WjJf Government wcpld make a satisfactory explanation of the recent attaok on th Italian Consulate at HodelOa. Calling at the Foreign Office for the second time In 14 hours, he said that he expeotediu Porte's reply to Italy reprasentatKw within a short time. Despite the delay or Turkey's rapto,-! the belief is strong he.ro that the roatui vklll be smoothed oveT' without war. 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