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, VOL. I NO. 90
rniLADEiLPHIA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1014.
PRICE ONE CENT
Cofimonr, 10H,t rni Pobuo LtMra ColiriKi.
WORK FOR ALL, AT
1000 BOY SCOUTS MARCH INTO CURTIS BUILDING TO EXPLORE BIG PUBLISHING PLANT
CZAR BACK IN
I ALLTIME5, PLANNED
' BY BIG MEN OF CITY
Conference in Mayor's Of
fice, Participated in by
Leaders in Business and
. Industry, Discusses Legis
lation. A permanent nolullon of the problem of
the unemployed In Philadelphia through
special legislative enactment, the nature
of which wilt be determined after an ex.
haustlvo Investigation of tho nature and
causes of the city's unemployed problems,
Was 6utllned this afternoon at an execu
tive session, of Mayor Blankcnburg'a Cabi
net to "which a number of men promjnont
In financial and Industrial circles were In
vited to glvo an exchango of views.
Tho session continued for more than two
hours In tho private ofnee of the Mayor.
rphniB wlir ftf.ntirinfl flftHlnnri to state
I what took place, referring all questioners
t' to tho Mayor hlmsolf, who gavo out the
J following statoment:
, "It was tho general sentiment that the
& present unemployment In this city Is to
a great extent due to defects Inherent
', In our Industrial situation, the fact that
' employment Is largely seasonal and Is also
largely casual nnd Interrupted. There was
" a strong sentiment that tho present sit
uation Is only temporary and that the
amount of unemployment Is not so largey
but that It could bo. reasonably taken care
of so far as permanent residents of
Philadelphia are concerned, by a general
effort to dlvldo existing employment
among the greatest possible number of
workers and to findnew employment for
as many workers as possible.
"It was thought that this effort should
be mado not only by the municipality lt
elt and by large employers of labor, but
also by householders of ample or moder
ate means. It waa unanimously agreed
that Director Cooke should appoint to an
existing vacnnoy In the Department of
Public "Works, a man competent to gather
all obtainable facts as to tho resent situa
tion, and to devlso means for bringing
men and Jobs together and to collect moh
data, aa might be mado the basis of future
1 'legislative action looking to tho perma
nent solution of tho problem of unom
v. ployed and a largo and comprehensive
Tboeq wh,o attended the conference In
addition to the Mayor and tho six Dl.
rectors -were Samuel Ilea, president of tho
Pennsylvania, Ilollroad qompany; William
Steele, builder; Franklin N. Brewer, man
ager or the TVanamaker store: Louis 13
Dloch, local manager of the Ford Motor
Company: J. W. Van Dyke, president of
xno Auanuc .iieiimuK v.uujiiiiij i.amw
Xolb, preildent of the Kolb Bakery Com
pany.'and Howell Curamlngs, president or,
the Jchn B. Stetson Company.
The position referred to tn tho state-,
ment gtvep out by tho Mayor is that of
npeclal Inspector In the Deportment of
Publlo Works. The post was made vacant
recently by the resignation of Arthur E.
Pott, who accepted the place of statistical
clerk In the nerw Federal Jleserve. Bank.
FA I R
, After all. It's largely a matter of com
parison. Isn't It? For Instance, -when you
got up this morning and gazed at the
thermometer outside the kitchen door you
breathed n sigh of relief. "liar you re
marked, "It's up to 83. Quito warm to
day. Wo don't seem to have those good
old-fashioned winters any more, somehow
or other," And then you went upstair
and put on tho light-weight, summer va
riety which you had discarded a short
time ago because the thermometer drop
, red ''away down to ffl and we had our
first touch of real winter weather," You
.-jjaund out your mistake, perhaps, when
' you became aware of the frigid condition
of your lower extremities as you waited
lor the car at the corner this morning,
nyplch all goes to prove one thing In par
ticular among several in general.
It's still cold, if It Isn't colder!
, - For Philadelphia and vicinity
partly cloudy tonight and Tuetday;
'' 'elightly warmer tonight; gentle vari-
', ' For details, tee pago S, f
Observations' at Philadelphia
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'liamliHy . ........... T8 pr cnt.
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Ant and other VUcIm SiOOp. m.
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Members of Philadelphia Troop
POLICE RISK LIVES TO SAVE
MEN FROM SCALDING STEAM
Tight Their Way Blindly to Victims
Two men wore scalded, one so seriously
that ho mny die, at 8 o'clock this morn
ing, whon the cylinder head of a boiler
blew out at the plpo-maklng plant of
.Henry B. Fancoast & Co., 010 North
Front street Two policemen risked
their lives to rescue the injured men.
Tho injured men are Harry H. Hoag
land, of S7U North ltth street, engineer,
and John Markev a Negro, his fireman,
of $23 Falrmount avenue, Both jiro In
the Booseel-IIospltal, ' Uoagland is
scalded so badly from the waist down
that .physicians do not believe ha will re
cover. The fireman will live, but he li
terribly, scalded about tho .shoulders and.
..m i Il.1 io' Z7 -:. " -,,, .--- ".,
Policemen Taylor and, Caspar, oft the
Front and Master streets station,, heard
the. sound of the explosion, -which
smashed several windows In the front of
the sfourratory pipe plant and partly
wrecked a front wall. They entered W
the front dpor and plunged Into tho base
ment, which was filled with steam.
Blindly righting their way, the blue
coats stnmbled over the the uncon
scious bodies of the engineer nnd fire
men and managed to carry them to the
Street. Engine Company No. 31, New
market and Poplar streets, responded to
a local alarm turned in by one of the
pollcomen, but there was no fire. The
damage to the plant Is estimated at
Hoagtand and Marks bad Just started
tho, fire beneath the boiler when the ex
plosion occurred. Hoagland narrowly
missed being struck by tho heavy cylinder
head. Ills hands wero badly lacerated by
flying pieces of Iron. Marks' hands also
were cut. An Investigation failed to de
termine the cause of tho explosion.
UNLUCKIEST DAY IN YEAR
Childermas Commemorates Slaughter
of the Innocents.
This Is Innocents' Day, It also is vari
ously known as Holy Innocents' Day and
Childermas, in commemoration of the
laughter of the innocents ordered by
King Herod, according to the Gospel of
Bt. Matthew, in the hope of destroying
among them the Infant Saviour.
It Is still considered by many, as by
every one in ancient times, the most un
lucky day in the entire year. No one
ever married on Childermas or (started
any other undertaking, and some house
wives would not even do housework in
Old-tlma parents considered it their
duty to whip their children on Innocents'
Day, thua to drive home tha lesson of the
slaughter of. tho innocents. Iter this
pract'ee developed Into something of a
frolic, and only those who failed to get
up before their elders were subjected to
a, real caning.
Two great men were born on Childermas
Day Thomas Henderson, astronomer,
im, at Dundee, and Alexander Keith
Johnstone, geographer, 1801. Many noted
persons have died on December. S3, notably
Thomas Bablngton Macaulay, the his
TWO BURNED IN EXPLOSION
Coal Qas 'Wrecks Stove and Scatters
Two persons were injured at noon today
by an explosion of ooal gas In A s(jve
at the home of Mrs. Samuel Steace. gist
street and'' Madison avenue. Tha stove
waa wrecked and burning' coals thrown
about the kltehen.
Mrs. Steaoe. and her 17-months-old son,
Jaeob, are at the University Hospital.
The woman, is, so badly .burned she may
not live. Tha child Is In a serious con
dition A defective flue that allowed coal gas
to sausuilat in the stavo, U thought to
have bee fespoiurible for the actdipt.
Mrs. Stease. was preparing dtoner at Jhe
time, Her clotting waa. -ignited by the
redhot coals that were thrown abu$ the
room. She managed to twtiqguUlj the
flanas and ran tq the street with her
twby Neighbors put out th Are In the
Julia Ip. Street, Ws in Hwgltal
4ba R. MOuek. yw M, ot
mi Bfewra eUt dtrf at Um asM
saa HJHWJ hjtly affe be wjia tosi
)MuwaKio4t on na,vmjt al 3u ad
CaKawlUil rpnUtAay. IjU 4aatt
xaa aua to nwmta w OK widow,
Mn. siUurt MeOiiykmi. aurvtVM.
S-uatii 4wm4 of Xluft
AlRf) Dme W Aoii UUsdI til. d
POM4 Ktsdlva. ) ftccwud vJ iasUjux U)i
assembled in Independence Square today and in columns of four proceeded to
national magazines are gotten out at ones. They began at the top and went
BRAIN WORK KILLS,
SAYS SAVANT, WITH
Disease Not Diagnosed, De
clares Dr. Bishop But
Saps Vitality dfhinkers
Without Pain's Warning.
Brain workers do not llvo a3long as
muscle workers, and scientists, research
workors, deep thinkers and men of affairs
generally are subject to an Insidious, un
dlftgmrtable disease which does not men
ace those who do physical toll.
This is the theory, backed by years of
observation and study, of Prof. Louis P
Bishop, of tho Medical School of Ford
ham University of New York. It was'
advanced at this afternoon's session of
the Mth, annual convention of the Ameri
can Association for th Advancement of
Solonce before the social. and economic
"Tho man who concentrates his mind
ou deep study and abstract thought loses
his taste for vacations, light literature
and amusements of all Tdnds after a.
while. When this happens he Is In danger
of the most Insidious of dfseasea." said
Doctor Blehop. "He may foel perfectly
(well; fcp doctor, Hfslng ordinary method
of examination, could And anything
wrong' iwlth him, but he is slowly dying.
"In consequence of this, many leaders
in the wold of thought and research are
found wearing out In the fifties, and near
ly all the rnt of them In the sixties."
"The degeneration process Is a, disease
without symptoms," he said, ''except
when some organ has been so far dam
aged as to be unable to do its work prop
erly. Indeed, an insidious rise of blood
pressure and the poisoning of the body by
proteins may be accompanied by a sense
"A man of active affairs Is In danger
when he loses the fatigue sense so that
his capacity for work seems to be In
creased at CO, when it ought to be the
same as, or less than In youth; when the
color becomes higher and the capacity la
lost for relaxation, light literature, vaca
tions, society and sane amusements.
NO WARNINO BELL OF PAIN.
"That man has a sclerotic tendency
'hardening of the arteries' and it Is high
time lor him to look to himself He feels
fine, has no symptoms of Illness of any
sort and would laugh to scorn the sug
gestion that ha Is in danger This is
tha worst feature of degeneration Its
earliest stages; it rings po warning bell
of pain; it creeps' on a man so subtly, so
insidiously that he dpea not know he la
Jll and would ridicule, a physician who
,"I3ut the disease. Is all oyer his body
snd very often tle Very cause of; hU
superabundant hgh spirits and Immunity
to atigu. It has progressed so far that
Ills blood presauM iias increased. This
gives hint a, false sense of welt-beJng an4
deeejraa. him )d bis friends, but tells iU
own story when his blood pressure if
Figures showing the Increase lu cancer
and stomach, disease were gtvea in a
papr by Frederick L- iHoftman, statla
tlofan of the Prudential Insirartoe Gotqr
pany IjivwUgtltm in Philadelphia. Bos
ton, New YfcrU and New Ortaans thawed
that many of the elUeaseti which caused; a
high mortality la the beginning the
hut seAiury ha4 been wiped out Tube
evtqsls bad proved suaeeptlble to trait
awl. Cancer, according to Mr. Hoffman,
hau InereaMd lq tha four cltlM from 4
per cMt to vm to 7 per cent, in MK.
DOCTOR BLIOT ATTBNPeJ ME8TINO.
ProvWewi ff autntaiota research
workers at American lualmaittea were
dfacmiad by Um Wmiullve CoaimUUe ol
Ctot yifad, wblah mt thl aflwmxxt
U IKMMtw Hail. Or CfcarifM W SiUK.
Mrtatdant euwrttu of Mrmr4. prli4
It was plannoA to prvrteV aalaries ft wu I
funos In tlte IuumU
ttia of the titikummi
ma dvlnjf rarcb
1000 BOY SCOUTS TOUR
CURTIS COMPANY'S PLANT
See How 175 Tons of Publications
s Are Turned Out Sally.
For more than an hour today the cor
ridors of tho Curtis Publishing Company's
building, oppostto Independence Square,
echoed with the footsteps of 1000 Boy
Scouts who, as the guests of tho company,
explored various departments of the plant
under tho direction of 2I guides.
Marshaled by J, 'ybodbrldgo, Patton,
Deputy Scout Commissioner, and Alfred
Loeb, Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 95,
the scouts' marched In columns of four
from Boy Scout headquarters,- Cth and
Chestnut street?, across Independence
Square to the building.
tne company, ana taken to tne lotn floor.
Here they "wero divided Into companies
nnu inae incir way sjuwiy uown uiruugn
From the tpp floor, where the audi
torium, rest rooms, library, kitchen and
recreation room are provided for the com
fort of the 3S00 employes, to the base
ment, the Journey was all too swift for
the eager eyes of tne scouts.
The routo of inspection Included tho
dining rooms, the editorial and art de
partments, (he bindery, the press rooms
nnd tho shipping department, where more
than 17S tons of publications are sent out
MORE THAN A DOZEN
OVERCOME BY GAS
One Woman in a Hospital- and
Others Made 111 When Main Bursts.
One woman Is in the hospital and more
than a dozen were overcome as the re
sult of the bursting of a gas main at
Kensington avenue and Wlshart street,
tarly this morning. While many of the
residents of 1833. 1810, 1812 and other
houses on Wlshart street were preparing,
for breakfast the fumes were discovered.
Several families were still Jn bed.
Mrs, Clara AVIIlets, yeara old, of 1841
Wlshart street, fell In a. fainting condi
tion, but was finally, carried in safety to
the street. She was taken to the Episco
pal Hospital, where It Is said that she
probably will recover.
Others who were overcorne were;
Jennie Fisher, 71 years old; Thomas
Kramer, 33 years; May Kramer, 11 years;
John Kramer, 8 years; Raymond Kramer.
S years, and Robeet Kramer, 3 years, all
of 1833. Wlshart street, Andrew Macll
vain. 13 years old, and Minnie Macllvaln,
n years, both of 18(2 Wlshart street; Marie
Tlckly, 11 years old, of 1SW Wlshart street
They were treated by Doctor Deemer, of
18S1 East Allegheny avenue, in their
homes and will all recover.
Several rescues were made. Mrs. Fisher
and several of the smaller children were
carried from their homes 'and many
feared an explosion. The escaping fumes
only entered houses on Wlshart street-
WILSON WILL VETO TEST
OF IMMIGRANTS' LITERACY
President's- Adherents Pight This
, Peature of B11L
WASHINGTON. Dec. J8.-A, determined
effort will be made by President Wilson
and his adherents In Congress to prevent
tho passage of. the Immigration bill thla
The President will veto the measure If
It cornea to him with the llteraoy test In
cluded In- it, aa now seems Inevitable.
SOLDIERS KILL DUCK HUNTER
f.ntM in i
Two Hen Shot by Canadians Petroling-Frontier.
BUFFALO, N. Y.. Deo 36.-Canadlan
soldier patfollag tha frontier near Fort
Iflla today fired upon boats containing
duck, hunter. Wtt)tr 8tah. a lake fire
jjHfcn.pl! Buffalo, wajir Inatantjy killed, and
CharV Dorwb prdbably fatally wounded.
MAN DEAD PBOH OAS
Body Pound In Booming- House 24
Alfred fcbwHer, a years old. a waiter
apLyd p Uj PeJUnttoStraUori Hotel,
was found dead ou tk ftoer of W roam
rt M. North Htd street tbie momta
Be bad bM tspht'xUttd by HlumlaAtki
lu anjl had bei dead lor mora than
H bnr, pfcyakrfana at the Hahneatajut
jkjg Jantaoh, a rgeoutr la the ltfc
MilWNou. found tbf eudy A lari
aa i had haui Item tabs hi
4 m and 2 w4 Mta w Mvm
the great building at 6th and Walnut streets, where they were shown
to the bottom, inspecting all departments.
CODRTS A HANDICAP
TO POLICE, PORTER
Magistrates Also Obstruct
Department's Work by
Wholesale Releasing of
T" T T O
Director of publlq Safety Porter made
an attack on the courts, City Councils
and Magistrates today In an address be
fore the Philadelphia Ministerial Asso
ciation In Wesley nail.
The address. Went further than hla talk
of. a week ago before the Reformed Min
isters' Association, when he declared the
Police Department was haridlcapped In
Its efforts to carry out the desires of
the public because of the frequent pardons
on parole by the courts and the leniency
shown men and women arrested when
they come before the Judges.
Iteferring to Judgo Sulzberger's attack
on him following his address to tho Re
formed clergymen. In which the Jurist
called the Djrector "a mere child, a mere
baby and utterly Incompetent." Mr. Por
'I come before you not to refute a state
ment I mado before the Reformed min
isters, hut to add to it. I want to thank
Judge Sulzberger for his 'dignified state
ment, it is not my intention to quarrel
wtlh him . The police have been trying
to end complaints, hut the prisoners are
released so often without any sentence, or
so soon after they have been sentenced,
that It has been Impossible."
Director Porter bad a bundle of of
ficial papers with him to uphold his
statements, and pointed out case after
case to show that the men and women
sentenced to the House of Correction
were not compelled to serve tho sentences
imposed' on them.
He particularly mentioned tho com
plaints about "women of thi streets."
In many cases they are released on writs
Issued by the courts almost before they
have begun to serve their sentences, he
said. In one week, he said, there were
15 women released on writs from the
House of Correction, not to mention the
number given their freedom from the
Director Porter aso severely criticised
the methods of many magistrates In re
leasing; prisoners becauae of political
pressure brought upon them by ward
leaders. Frequently, he asserted, men are
discharged without the magistrates even
hearing the evidence the policemen have
to submit. One of the worst offenders,
the Director said, waa Magistrate Brlgsa.
He told the ministers, If they had visited
IJrlgga' court, they would have seen men
given their liberty Immediately after the
magistrate was mrormea oy some person
that the prisoner was the tatter's friend
BUme for the failure to more thor
oughly enforce the Sunday closing r law
Mr. Porter placed upon the Councils.
He said that. In order to get evldenee
that would assure conviction of prison
ers, it would be necessary for the poUee,
men to outlay many dollars pf their own
mqnejr. as It was necessary tor them
to buy articles thnialy9, oiy ro,
contly. he said. Councils voted aa ap.
propriatton for money advanced for a
Ions; time by the polUeaaan, anj h lo
tailed atUflttefl to the fat that there
had be m money si aside tor aucb
work. In U4&
One of tSe elargymea said at the cjee
of Director Porter's address that there
would be no trouble about theie thing
alter "Billy Sunday got through hare.
Tha association unanimously vettd to
send eonlt of resolutions of ectnrmada
tlon to Cengrejsman Hotoujn and the other
member of the National Bouse of Rep
resentative who hfcd voted for tha Hoh
sn prohibition resolution UH week.
To Kaise Aphthous. Pe-ver qwajanttlM
LAMCA8TJSK. ffe., p& n -lMfractOW
ftfftating anfartaiH fr in lAJMantar
County annwiniti today that th ur
anttse reaulUoo would be Baodiftod
nonttt January 1 th duteous having run
tin enura. ToOy )l veterinarian bo
gs a ayaunatu tuapvcMon of the fan.
Hmo free bf tnUiOvn -mil ho njloind t
OFFICIAL WAll REPORTS
Toothing of lmporUr.'-o happened yes
terday In Flanders. English Alps ap
peared off the coast this morning.
The enemy made an unsuccessful ad
vance movement yesterday at Albert,
In tho direction of Bolscllo, which was
followed by a successful counter-attack,
by our troops eafly this morning.
Tho French attacks In MeurissonS, In
the Argonne and southeast of Verdun,
broke down under our fire. In upper
Alsace the French attacked our posi
tions enst of the Thann-Dammcrklrch
, llnibut--alUthct)Oi assaults- were, w
During the first hours of the night
yesterday the French gained posses
sion of an Important height east of
Thann, but were thrown back after a
vigorous counter-attack, and the
height remained In our possession to
day. In Poland our attacks on branches of
The Bzura and Itawka Rivera (west of
Warsaw) resulted In slight progress.
Southeast of Tomaszow (on the Plllca)
our offensive continued successfully.
In the western theatre of war the
enemy unsuccessfully renewed hla at
tacks at Nleuport. Ha was supported
by firing from ships at sea. This did
not damage us, but killed and wound
ed a few Inhabitants of Westende.
An attack on the hamlet of St.
Georges also failed. We took some
dozens of prisoners In this attack.
Several violent attacks by the en
emy northwest of Arras were repulsed.
The enemy unsuccessfully repeated
his attacks southeast of Verdun. He
similarly failed In an attempt to re
capture tho heights west of Sennhelm
(In Alsace), for which we fought yes
terday. There Is no news from Hast Prus
sia or Poland north of the-YIstula.
Our attacks are developing on the
left bank, notwithstanding unfavor
In Belgium we continue to- advance.
A little west of Lombaertzyde we have
gained a foothold on the dunes upon
which the enemy had established lines
of resistance, and to the south of
Tpres we have, lost part of a trench.
Near Ilollebeke, In the region of Lens
and near Claency, the enemy has
yielded SCO yards of trenches of the
first line before our attack.
In the valley of the Alsne and in
Champagne there have been Inter
mittent cannonades, particularly In
tense in the region of Ilheims and In
that of Fortese, where the enemy has
paid particular attention to the posi
tions which we captured west of that
On the heights of the Meuse there
has been a slight- progress -by our
troops along the entire front. In the
Vosge the enemy has bombarded the
fortB of St- Die.
In Upper Alsace, to the northeast
of Stelnbaeh, a German counter at
tack has been repulsed.
The situation In the Carparthlans is
unchanged. . Our fpreea were forced
to withdraw a tittle before the Rus
sian attacks between tiymanow and
Tuchow tn the Galician Carpathians.
The enemy's atUoka on the lower
Quaajec and lower Nlda failed. Bat
lea In the neighborhood of Tomazow
Balkan territory belonging to tha
dual mnnarehy. with the xceotlon of
altogether 'uninportant frontier re
gions of Bosnia. Harsosovina and
Southern Daimatia, is clear of tha en
emy A narrow strip of land called BpUza
Budua ban been occupied by tho
Montenegrins since the bnginntng ef
the war Their attack at Calaro
railed eoaanlttely Aa th bontkjnnl
mwH by the French toot of the onast
fortroMoa also failed tho naval harbor
' is therefore wcurely Id our band
There are nee Montenegrin di
vision on nrzgeYialan territory
and there arc snow Servian force on
the out Una of tha Drina, from Poena.
to ViahcdWd that have' not retreated
oven, during onr qjfttnsive
Tha Turkish tleet alod ibroufh
th Blank Sea W"d returuod uudmu
aged. On at out viw&iim. tutt a
RuafJan Scot of 11 uniu ii Mimked
thauv It bombarded the Hue tly
nartMnv ant cash two natne iayora,
caniuring two uAccra nnd 38 martnaa.
Other Wt.ru of our flcot nuocaacfu.y
hoaahnrdnd Bmimu o ueeeoiMf 2.
Tn6 tit nor biK tried w iw-4 tn
If igaiit r fWt bkio kAftia. tuu tn ah
Retakes Strategic Centre
West of Cracow in
Drive Toward Galician
Along Forty-Mile Front
Russian Offensive on Bzura
River Halts German At
tempts at passage Kaiser
Rushing Heavy Siege,
Guns to Poland Front to
Batter Warsaw Outposts.
The Russian army in northern Ga
licia has'seized Tnrnpw and advance,
to the Cracow' objective s made easier,
along the Galician fror- ' art Aus
trian retirement, adi d in tlie
Vienna official reports, lloth speedy
attainment of the Cracow goal and a
new invasion of, Hungary are forecast
by Petrograd as the result of the new
Galician offensive, though Vienna re
ports repulses of the foe in the Car
pathians. Germans have ceased aggression
along the Bzura and are awaiting; the
arrival of heavy siege guns to renew
the contest for control of strategic
streams west of Warsaw.
The German counter attacks upon
the Allies' lines south of Ypres a.je
winning some ground. The Berlin of
utmi cuiciuciiL tuuay ciainu-auiv-'Ulc, (
communique of the French War Of-
fice admits the capture of a section of
trenches by the Kaiser's forces near v
Hollebeke. Both aides, however,
claim the advantage in the fighting
along the coast, in which the Aljie'd
fleet is again participating, and irtile?
battle that is raging at the other ex
tremity of the battle line in Alsace.
Turkish warships routed 17 units of
the Russian naval forces in the Black
Sea, according to a Constantinople
official statement. The battleship
Rostislav was attacked and the Rus
sians fled. , Datum -was successfully
bombarded, according to the Turkish
CZAR BACK IN TARNOW
IN NEW GALICIAN DRIVE
Forward Movement on Cracow Se
slatlesa, Petrograd Asserts.
PETItOaitAD, Dec. t$,
Under the eye of Emperor Nicholas,
the Russian armies In Poland are taking
the offensive all along the line. The hard
est fighting la along the Plllca Illver.
where both Germans and Russians are
Concluded on Tag JTonr
BODY OF MAN SIX DAYS
IN RUINS; PROBE BEGUN
Employe of Klllen Company Suffo
cated in Fire.
Investigation to fix: responsibility for
the death of John Loftua, whoso bojly
was found this morning In the burned
wallpaper establishment of C M. N. Kll
len, 1S3S Filbert street, was started early
this afternoon by Coroner Knight.
The Coroner mado a. personal investi
gation of the burned building after tHe
body had been found by Albert H aiming,
a fireman, of truck No. He learned
Loftua Mas fpund beneath a Bhetvlng
The Coroner says he had to stoop to
reach the spot.
"It Is almoat Impossible to be.lle.VS."
said Coroner Knight, "that the body of
a man burned or suffocated to death hi
a building could Ue undiscovered freaa,
Tueadav until the foi'o-vt '
Some one la at fault. Who it Is I shall
not know until alter the uujuei imo
tha death la held, but I intend to make
an Investigation to Us the recponsiblliy "
The Coroner and hla detective, Frctnti
Paul, upited In declaring the building ,
"death-trap." Coroner Knight ays
there was no Oro-cooapa front the saeaad
to the third door on th Filbert at
aid of the building, which waa burned
hut Tuesday night. A man on the tnird
floor would ba,ve had to drop about W
feet, according to the Coroner, to reach
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