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SPORTS FINAL uatum VOL. I-NO. 134 -. .AiMMte PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, EEBRTJATir 17, 1015. PBtOE ONI- CENT Cornianr, 1016, t ins Fditta Limu Courier. SPORTS FINAL ALLIES LAUNCH NEW TO SWISS FRONTIER Berlin Sees Attempt to Di- i'vert German forces 9 'From Russia Paris Claims Advantage m Ar- gonne ana oiiumpagne Fighting. Wro-German Dash Menaces Russian Supremacy in Buko t vana Teuton Allies Re- Epo-tcd in Cernowitz Kovno invested, l-oemgaDcrg aays. flrvimmcncoment o a general battlo from the Swiss frontier to tho North Sa Is indicated by details of engage ment reported In today's Branch com munlquo, which reports German ac tivity near Verdun, and repulse of hos tile attacltB along tho Mcuso -and in the Argonno and Champagne. Appar ently a movement to divert tho Ger- KiMiS from tho eastern tncairo is in r?nss- ,.. Beginning 01 una vibuiu-d ' ffcV tho Allies an along tno ranco- ptlglan lines In order to rollevo tho fpressure that the Germans aro cxert rinit upon tho nusslans In tho cast Is Intimated In tho Berlin report. Tho Pitaff, however, declares that tho nt tfucks havo all been repulsed, except In Jtlie Champagno region, ivhcro tho French succeeded In penetrating tho iKalser's lines. Tho capturo of many Ibrltlsh at La Bassco and French near fefihelms Is announced. A great battlo Is raging for posses sion of Cernowitz, Vienna reports, add ling that Austro-German forces aro closing In on tho Russians In Buko- Iwlna on three sides. Tho Teuton allies fare already In possession of tho out ftklrts of tho Crownland capital, Buda pest sajs. i,Koenlgsberg reports to Berlin that German troops havo completely In- fyjted tho heavily fortified city of Kbvno. CO miles Inside the Polish bor- Her. gffBerllri officially leports capture of GjfcOOO Russians and vast quantities of iwor munitions in tho rout of tho Ebth army, Only a remnant of the 11 di visions of which succeeded in crossing pbe frontier Into Poland. pPetrograd's ofllclal report speaks ot Kbjtlriato reslotanco to tho enemy on East Erusslan frontier, front. Gra- Tevo to Ds-on-lt-, tacitly admitting the ipermdh ndvance. Denial Is mado of a meat Qcrmnn victory, In East Prussia, though "orderly retirement" tinder pressure of superior numbers is ac- Iknowlqdscd. IpTHER WAR NEWS ON -? PAQE 4. S Woman Dead on Doorstep Ipeaa on a doorstep, on unidentified Ijegro woman was found at 13th and Lom Mrd streets today by a policeman, who fafflrst thought she was asleep. Phjsl jtlaiis at the Pennsylvania Hospital said iwe oija or uremic poisoning. The woman, IJrho nas about 43 years old, wore men's llhots. THE WEATHER RToday la Ash Wednesday. In six weeks pter wfll bo here. That means spring. Yfhlch brines fitimmf.1- a v.,v at... im- afterward, and with Jt weather such as ?e had Beveral daya last week. So tho aons ore not bo very far apart on tho taiendar or according to cllmatlo con ations are they? It Is merely a ques uon of getting the proper prospective. It a are young, or stopping the wheel of a Z w"ei iu vuiismer, u you are m- Vr thp small boy, then, a Chrlst- r- vvmury ur iwo oerore another, wnis grandfather a new year's birth; Jffl'to! an old year's death. For our Pf. for fear of being older than wo g. or seeming younger than we are, Kk . thln8s ns they come. Except St the weather can alwivi o-nrrv n Wmowhat, ' IffloiWer what It'll Te tomorrow? FORECAST roi Philadelphia and vieinitu latrUnight and Thursday; not much ai'- mi temperature: moderata $Tlh winds. Er Mails, see papa s. fO-aeryations at Philadelphia a A. M. -. ; '.,.::-::::::::::::':::!:"W5s Iilt... ' "" Nrt'' J mll y,1 -fx i::;;;:::::;:;?!$ti Aim Atm i ef 4li nH --. ,...MW Wfc wt yai fcaw-rw,"v:;:::::::83lS Lamps to Be Llehted a-d otber Tehlclts...,,,., !50p.m. Thedcs , mivrfnicHMONP. , ....'... .iJD.tn. tomorrow: ".":'::::. .JilrSm f CHEflTNUT BTKEET V, HAHK. ? ni ."". . . .::; -it'Tss ; r toorre , ,:,,.'ifl f J BEEDY lSLAiiir L T t . - tr tomoifow tllJm' wf . 4 aa n m. Wtm Eiaj2S: i 2 J.i XS yjSjS SCHOOLBOY STARS IN DUAL MEET tfJLr Jjj- Wfc5K3pB?'oftS' .7 JI " 'mkw t fL. E! 1 HS MWi lit B .. , "c CUTC" USssS5T38 s m s:rfiri-tT- aj r Three of the Northeast High School athletes who competed this afternoon in a meet with West Philadelphia High McCutcheon won tho fifteen-yard event in the fast timo of two seconds. "DEMON RUM" TAKES THE COUNT IN BATTLE WITH "BILLY" SUNDAY Thousands of Persons in Great Wooden Temple Cheer Sturdy Evangelist, Who Prays for Success of Governor Brumbaugh. Ahother Indorsement of Governor Brum baugh's efforts to give the people a chancd to vote on local option, a strong boost for woman suffrage and a severe attack on church members who vote for the saloon were made by "Billy" Sun day In the tabernacle this afternoon. He was especially anxious for the. women to give assurance that they would stand by him in his light against tho sa loon. It teemed as though he had the sympathy of the ontiro audience when lit ,tho coaa. of hjscrmon. In response to hlsrequest, 0Tb" enllro "audience rose. There were more than 15,000 persons who Jumped to their feet and enlisted in the nntl-llquor nimy. Following this demonstration 229 men nnd women "hit the trail" and were led up to scats in the glory rows. Many of them came up the "sawdust trails" to shake the hand of the evangelist with tears streaming from their eyes. Both men and women sobbed, and among them were many aged persons. On gray-haired Continued on I'nee Two BATTLE GENERAL ON LINE FROM V0SGES TO THE SEA Paris Reports German Defoats in Champagne and Argonno. PARIS, Feb. 17. Details of the various engagements now In progress along the battlo lino from the Swiss frontier to the North Sea indi cate commencement qf another genera) battle. Along the heights of the Jtouse nnd in the Vosges the artillery exchanges continue, whll? the Germans are again showing activity near Verdun. The Belgian artillery Is declared to be very actlvo In the north. Near Fontalne-aux-Charmcs, In the Ar gonne region, a Gorman line of trenches has been destroyed, together with the pivotal blockhouse. .he Germans at tacked In force between Four de Paris and west of Bouroullles, but were de feated with heavy losses and a number of prisoners were taken by the French. In the Champagne region the Germans attacked 10 times during last night, but were repulsed each time. The lighting here Is declared to be continuing and to be increasing In violence, A movement apparently is n progress to force a diversion of German troops from the eastern war zone. BRITISH SHIPPERS SUSPEND TRAFFIC ON CHANNEL ROUTE Submarine Menace Cause of Cancel lations for France, FOLKSTONE, Eng., Feb, J7.-Steam. ship oftlces here posted notice today that beginning tomorrow they will suspend trallle between Folkstone and Calais and Boulogne In the English Channel, "for a few days " The suspension, however. Is believed to be for an Indefinite period, until there Is no further danger from German subma rines. X.ONDON. Feb. JT. A news agency dis patch today states that a number of ships engaged In sailing from Dutch to British porta wll be kept In commission despite he German declaration of a war zone around the British Isles. GERMANS BL.0CK HIS JrAIL, II. S. CONSULAR AGENT SAYS Complaint to State Department Prom Luxemburg Agent. IONDON. Feb. 17 -The United States consular agent at Luxemburg has pro tested to the American State Department against the action of tho German military authorities In Interfering with Ws oft rlal correspqnde.nce, according to a dis patch from The Hague. The agent at Luxemburg 13 Desire Pe rulle Alleged Counterfeiter Caught N'BW OB&EANS, Feb, 17 -William H Fannin, alleged by United States post office inspector to be wanted In Balti more, Philadelphia and Chicago, was ar retted here today on the charge ot ouj terfeltlBK hmh-Jw -Unit. FawOa vt.p.9 ..,. ..jr-TT "?-" UJiM W SaVB JlajBtJA J-tUSfm wan u-w?3 nmwi GROTESQUE FUNERAL FOR BROWN, REBEL Body of Anarchist Is Cremated by His Comrades, Without Ceremony. Oeorpc Itrown'a ashes Have Veen scattered on the wind. But his soul is marchlno on. To the tune of this old refrain, tho words modernized, the friends ot Georgo Brown, shoemaker nnd social rebel, ac companied tho remains of the old Phila delphia anarchist to the Cheltcn Hill Crematory today, and there all that wns mortal of him was surrendered to tho flames, Only his spirit remained, unconsumablc; for long nftcr tho simple jet grotesque ceremony was over tho few friends that accompanied the wooden box used as a coflln continued to speak of Brown and his life. The last tribute to Brown's rnvmory was paid by Hugh S. Monroe, his life-long friend and president of'Ue Friendship Liberal League., Brown died as ho llcd d rebel. Ho was even burled as a rebel. No prayer was Intoned over his bod), and no tcr shed. Instead, a few friends, men and women. assembled round the coffin at the under taking establishment of Joseph W. Vlck crs, 2728 Bldgo avenue. There Mr. Mon roe made a short address, others read several verses nnd quotations from Brown's favorite writings and the small procession of "comrades" who, like their dead friend, hao thrown the gauntlet ot reolt intp the faco of the world, moved toward the crematory. Tho burden of Mr. Monroe's address was Immortality. "We nre all Immortal," he said, ad dressing tho congregation of anarchists, single tnxcrs, spiritualists and social re formers in general. "Wo are as immortal ns the flowers that bloom In tho field. We live and die only to remain Immortal In the Influonco we wield on the hearts and minds of those about us." Among those In the procession nere Brown's widow, her daughter, Mnrle, and son, George Brown, Jr ; James Robinson, A. B. Ellet, George Scheliing and James Broadbent. Brown wns removed from the Pennsyl vania Hospital, where he died, to the undertaking establishment this morn ing. Dressed In his best suit of blue serge, an aged suit worn by him on "festive" occasions only, he was laid In n wooden box. Ills family and friends were too jioor to nfford a coflln. Tor jnany hours tho body lay, unattended, In the sombre room of tho undertaking place. A whimsical smile faintly plajed upon the wnxen face, the smile which Brown wore v.hen ho "shocked" the Arden com munity about three years ago by appear ing ob a Hindoo beggar In the midst of tho beautiful and picturesque pageant staged on that day by members ot the single tax colony. At that time Brown displeased the gaily attired crouds of men and women, who, although many of them professed to be radicals, resented bitterly the Intrusion of "this beggar" Into the company of courtly attired gentle folk. The same smile which proclaimed Broun a man of no mean histrionic abilities played upon the face In the box today, a smile of contempt for the world as It Is. It was a grotesque face, a grotesque ceremony and a grotesque assemblage. And those who were there realized It, for some one, who would not give his name, read from Oscar Wilde: Tho damned Krotesquei make arabesques. UVo the winds upon the sand, Qn their way back from the crematory the small company stopped In for lunch at a cheap wayside Inn, For a wjille there was a feeling of depression, but It soon wore off, Some One ordered food and drink and Immediately started a conversation on Tom Paine and "Billy" Sunda). YOUTH HELD FOR ROBBERY A man, 21 yearg old, who the Main Lino police say has confessed to more than a dozen burgjarfes and hohUups was arrested today and held without ball by Squire Boy Blackburn at Llan erch He gave his name as Harry S Snider, but refused to give an address The police believe he Is responsible for many of the robberies which have hap pened along the Main Line during the last two months. One. Cent Damages for Loss of Eye HAGERSTOWJC Md . Feb. IT. -In t suit against George Kline, from whose building mortar dropped pnd splashed in the face of Walter Crowe, W years pldf destroying one ot his ees, the Jury awarded damages ot I cent. Cobbler Found Dead in Chair Henry Ktlehle, year old. a cobbler of l'Qi B?uvler street, was found dead In a chair In his ehoo today by Street Kar.eant WkttiQlc. Stlehla was stricken !',. i, ui, I .- i S. L. HAINES SHOT AT AS GERMAN SPY Stranger Attacks Philadelphian in a New York Hotel This Afternoon. NEW YORK, Fcpb 17. A panic was created In the lobby of the Hotel Mc Alpln todny. when a well dressed man about EQ jcars old drew a heavy calibre revolver and, discharging a blank cnit rldgo at Samquel L. Haines, of Philadel phia, shouted: "You aro a German spj ! ' The man wns grnbbcd by hotel de tects es and later locked up on the change of felonious nssauit Ho refused to give any information about himself Samuel U Haines is In the lug business, with offices at 1Q11 Chestnut street. His homo Is at the Stonclcigh Court Apart ment House, In West Philadelphia. His wife said this afternoon that Mr. Haines went to New York this morning, that he usually stopped at the Hotel McAlpin, nnd that, site cxpected'hlm back""on Satur day. CORONER INVESTIGATING DEATH OF OLD MAN Otto Hunger, Found Unconscious, ,Sv cumbs in Hospital. Coroner's detectives nro Investigating tho circumstances sui rounding tho dcutli of Otto Hunger, 70 enrs old, who died shortly after being admitted to tho Epls. copil Hospital early today after being found unconscious by his nephaw, Carl, wltli whom ho lived at 3113 Tulip street. Doctor Longacre, of the hospital staff, said the old man had died ot pulmonary codema, but Patrolman John Marks, who was summoned, said he found a bottle which had contained carbolic acid In tho man's room and that he had prelously threatened to commit suicide. The poltoj found no evidence that tho man hud swallowed poison. He was em plojed at Scfloenhut's toy factory, Sep Mva and Adams sticcts, and returned from work last evening about C o'clock. Enrly this morning his nephew heard him gioanlng In bed. Marks was summoned, and had Hunger hurried to the hospital, but he did not regain consciousness. Tho old man's wife died about a year ago, and, according to Policeman Marks, h had told his nephew that ho would like to kill himself. "MA" SUNDAY'S GIFT She Buys Shoes and Stockings for Nine Little Boys. Nine little bojs who left home early this nfternoon wearing ragged, worn shoes and stockings returned a few hours later newly shod with good, stout Bhoes, "Ma" Sunday wife of the evangelist, bought tho new shoes and stockings. "Billy" Sunday used 11 little boys to day in his sermon on "Booze" to show to hl audience the "raw material" for drunkards.) After the sermon Mrs. Sun day noticed that nine of the little fellows were poorly shod. Loading them Into an automobile, Mrs. Sunday took them down to Wanamaker's, where each boy got a new pair of shoes and a new pair of stockings. CIGARETTE LAW LESS DRASTIC Amendment Reduces Fines for Viola tions of Statute. HAimiSBURG, reb. 17. An amend, merit to the law which forbids the sale of cigarettes or cigarette papers to minors was Introduced In the House today by Representative Stern, of Philadelphia, at the request of Judge Brown, ot the Munic ipal Court of Philadelphia. The present Jaw Inflicts fines of not less than 1100 and not more than !3CQ for vlo. latlons This Is considered bo stringent that It Is difficult to convict dealers. The amendment reduces the fine to not (ess than (10 nor more than 126. BOOM SCOTT FOR SHERIFF A boom for Magistrate Davd S. Scott for Sheriff on the Republican ticket has been launched by the Business Men's League of the 11th Ward. Plana have been arranged foi a meeting to indorse the Magistrate's candidacy by the manu facturers and cltUeus of thq ward. It will take place at Latzusche, Hall, Qer mantown avenue and Thompson street, on Tuesday night. February 13. The Busi ness Men's League held Its first meeting last night Thomas P MqTear presided. 11 ' ' H i ii Bender's Sister Saved Front Death BATTLE CREEK. Mich., Feb 17 -Miss Knilline Bender, sister of t hlef Bender, former pitcher of the Athletics was saved from drowning here last niht She went through thin tee and omneed Into so. feet oj..wa.U j Wis -i-Uag, boys nre shown in this picture. WASHINGTON GETS GERMANY'S REPLY ,T0 U. S. PROTEST Ambassador Count Von Bernstorff Submits Note of His Government as Answer on Decree Relat ing to Foodstuffs. WASHINGTON'. Feb. 17. The State De partment today gae out the text of the Gciman note presented to the State De partment bj Count von Bernstorff, Ger man Ambassador, dated February 13, rel ative to tho German Federal Council de cree relating to foodstuffs. The note fol lows: "The Federal Council's decision concern ing the seizure ot food products, which .lynBland-alJeKMcto be t)ie cause j( Joot pioducts snipped to Germany being treated ns contraband, bears exclusively on wheat, rjc, both unmixed and mixed with other products, and also wheat, rje. oats and barlt flour. "The Federal Council makes an express exception In section 15 of the order, which provides as follows: "The stipulations of this regulation do not apply to grnln or flour Imported from abroad after January 31. "Conjunctively with that saving clause the Federal Council's order contains a provision under which Imported cereals and flours could be sold exclusively to the municipalities or certain specially desig nated organizations by the Importers. Al though that provision had for Its object simply to throw imported grains and flour I Into such channels as supply the private consumption or civilians ana, in conse quence of that provision, the intent and purpose of the Federal Council's order, which was to protect the civilian popula tion from speculators and engrossers, were fully met It wns, nevertheless, rescinded so as to leave no room for doubt. "My Government Is nmenable to any proposition looking to control by a spe cial American organization under the supervision of the American consular of ficers, and, It necessary, will Itself make a proposition in that direction. "Tho German Government further calls attention to the fact that municipalities do not form part of or belong to the Government self-admlnlstrative bodies which are elected by the Inhabitants of the commune, In accordance with fixed rules, and, therefore, exclusively repre sent the private part of the population and act ns It directs. Although these principles nre generally known nnd ob tain in the United States as well as in England Itsolf. the German 'Government desires to point out the fact so as to avoid any further unnecessary delay, "Hence It Is absolutely assured that Im ported food products will be consMmed by the civilian population In Germany exclu sively, and there remains no ground upon which England can prevent the exporta tion of food products from America to Germany for theuse of civilians. "The Imperial Government expresses the firm hope that the American Govern ment will stand on Its right in this mat ter." COMMUTERS' TRAIN DERAILED Passengers Try to Leap From Win dows nnd Rush to Doors. HOBOKENr N. J., Febt 17,-Seven cars of on eastbdupd Lackawanna local train were deraikd,early today just outside the Bergen tunnet, on the way to Hoboken, and COO commuters were badly shaken up. The train of 10 cars was approaching the tunnel when an axle ..on-tlie front trucks of the second car snapped. In stantly the car left the track, tearing loose the airbrake connection between the cars and automatically appljlng the brakes. The train bumped, alqng for a hundred feet, six more cars leaping the tracks and rumbling over the ties. Pas sengers tried to climb out windows and rushed to the doors In a panlj, but were soon calmed ,i ' i . . Company Sues Former Drivers The Pilgrim Laundry brought suit against John T Day and Richard 3. Fur long. In Court No. today, for an Injunc tlon to stop the defendants, who were formerly drivers for the company, from soliciting business on behalf of them selves or others on the routes which they covered before their employment -with the petitioner was terminated. Spaghetti Lover Kicks Store Over A cow that kicked over a lamp started the creat Chicago tire A kialc todav In ! Philadelphia started a small blaze which might have burned down the city If Ore men hadn't extinguished it Joseph Rpwo. 1W3. Sc-Mth lUq street, fcj eked Vr his .lave. He, v,a, cookie. -ttU, 4 BRITISH AND FRENCH SHIPS SUNK, NEUTRAL ATTACKED BY GERMAN SUBMARINES NORTHEAST ATHLETES IN DUAL MEET TODAY "Win Opening Event From West Phila delphia High Team. Northeast High School and West Phila delphia High School were represented by Indoor track teams In a dual meet this afternoon1 In the latter's gmnnstum. Me Olutcheon, of Northeast, won by the first event, the li-yuni dash', In the fast time of 2 seconds, flat. The Bummnrle follow: 13-j-rd dnh Won by McCutcheon. N'ortlieaiit ItlRli KhoolJ neconil. Smueker, Wnt I'hllaittl. pl.ia High School! third, WcWtl, vVcit l'hlla Uelihln IHkIi Hcliool. Time, - seconds Jim. Standing- hroail Jump Won t Clnudtr, Northeast High School, tecond, Teaman, North cut High School' third. .McCutcheon, Norlh. eait High School Distance, i fret .1 Inches KM-)ni.l run -Wen y Itctrellcr, ,Northeat High Hchool, iiectml, Lilly. West Philadelphia High School; thlid, tie bfiwccn Klrby ami Mc. Uonnld, both or Urn Philadelphia High School lime, .'m. ) 2-Tn. INDIANS ON WARPATH VICTORS IN SKIRMISH Posse Sent Out to Force Rene gades Back on Reservation Sends for Help. COUTH:, Co'., reb. 17.-Defcated In a skirmish with BO renegade Pluto Indians, who have fortified themselves In the mountains of southwestern Utah, a posse of 60 men, sent out to force the Indians back on their reservation, "telegraphed hero for help todny. Reinforcements will be sent at once. The Indians nro led by Old Tolk, who has been arrested four times for murder, and his son, Tsc-Nn-Gat, who Is waited for murderlnsr a Mexican sheepman COTTON POOL PROMOTER IN BANKRUPTCY COURT Livermore, "Who Cnpturcd Fortune Few Years Ago, Files a Petition. NEW YOnK, reb. 17 Jesse 1. Liver more, who enulneered a cotton pool that netted him a fortune n few jears 6o, today filed a voluntary petition in bank ruptcy. He listed liabilities totaling $102,471. Value of his assets, tho petition stated, Is unknown. WILSON-ANSWERS MJTCHEJilS. FOOD EMBARGO SUGGESTION Has Facts Which Will Reassure the Country, Ho Intimates. WASHINGTON. Fcb.t 17,-Presldent Wilson, In n letter to Mayor Mttchel, of New York city, Intimated that the coun try would feel less fearful of a food shortage when facts now In possession of t'ne Department of Agriculture were made public within n few days. The President's letter. In reply to the Mayor's suggestion of a food embargo, follows: Tho matter Is one to which tho Ad ministration has, of course, from the first given the most careful and thoughtful attention. Tho Agriculture Department Is In possession of all the facts. About these facts some very erroneous im pressions obtain, and It Is our pur pose In the Immediate future to re move these misundertandlngs by' a full and clear statement. This will, 1 believe, renssure the country.' COAL STORAGE ROOM NEEDED Water Bureau Clfief Says Facilities Are Inadequate. Need ot a sard for coal storage at the Queen Lane pumping station was brought to the attention of Mayor Hlankepburg today by Chief Carlcton IS; Davis, of the Water llureau. , Chief Davis pointed out that the present Btorate capacity at the Queen Lane plant Is only 200 tons, or less than three da)s supply, as SO tons of coal are consumed at the plant dally In pumping 50,000,000 gallons of water, A two-acre tract ot ground owned by the city on Shawmont avenue tienr the pumping station and near the (leading Hallway Is Indicated by Chief Pnvls as, the proper location for a coil storage yard. A bill will probably be Introduced In Councils tomorrow providing an appro priation for the storage yard. FIFTY ENTOMBED IN MINE One Known Dead, Nine injured and Mnny in Peril. WlLKES-DAJUlE. To., Feb. 17 -A gas explosion In the Oakwood shaft. Prospect colliery of tho Lehigh Valley Coal Com pany, Jhls afternoon may result In the loss of a score of lives FJfty men are entombed. Nine Injured have been rescued and one dead. Order for War Material Refused WILMINGTON, Del., Feb 17.-Decauso the stockholders ot the company do not believe In war, J B. Ithoads & Sons, belt ing manufacturers, of this city, have re fused a number of orders for belts to be used for manufacturing; war materials In foreign countries. Seeks to Stop Payment on Check Samuel 3, Rleben, a retail shoe dealer at 2-S North th street, today riled a bill In equity praying for an Injunction to enjoin the Coin Saving Club, Incorpo rated, from negotiating; a check for 1300 drawn by him, and also from represent ing; him t- be a director of the; convflm Pocahontas Inn Burned iBLUUFIBUrt W V-., Feb. IT. -. The Pocahontas, Inn at Pocahontas, Vo,, was, destroyed by firo today. A score pf guofitK Jumped from the windows. The loss wl)l exceed, tS.COO. ' War Risk Bureau Won't Raise, Bate WASHINGTON, Feb. IT -The fJovera meat's War Risk Bureau will not litcreast rat( because of the German ivar -one decree, AtwlnU-i't Secretary of the Trews, wry Peters, ea.14 today. War of , Starvation Is Launched as Under sea Raiders Claim Two Victims in Channel. Norwegian Craft Escapes U-16 as French Torp'edoboats Try to Save tho Vllle de Lille, Which Was Allowed' Terf Minutes. Dulmick Torpedoed by Gcrmano With out Warning, Says CnpUin-'Br'it-iah Admiralty Learns of Four Sup ply Bases 'for Submarines on Hebrides. STATUS OF GERMANY'S OltDEil FOR BLOCKADE LONDOW Orcat Britain ha completed natal plani t& meet Ger man submarine campaign in block ade which becomes effective tomor row. Britain confident of her abll llu to uard off German attacks and also to effect a blockade pf German coast. HAVRn British collier Dulwlch torpedoed bv German submarine in ISnollsh Channel BVltljlX Germany's reply io American note transmitted to Wash ington bu Ambassador Gerard. Stated that rcplj was couched in fricndlg terms. Berlin nemspapcrs refer sarcastically to Suspension of water traffic bu English' firms. rABIIIXGTCW Pr!3tdent Wil son certain United Slates tolH not "be involved in tear. United States will deal flnnlg with situation, but bc llevcd that German submarines will not bloio Up any American, ships. PARIS German submarine U-16 sank French steamer yille de Lille in English Channel. , TAItlS, Feb 17. Ofllclal announcement wns made at the Ministry of Marine this afternoon that a German submarine sank the French steamship Vllle do Lille yes terday oft1 Harfleur. The ship was tor pedoed while on her way from, Cherbourg to Dunkirk. The commander ot the sub marine cave the crew of the steamship 10 minutes In which to leave thevvcssel. Tho German submdrfrte ivus, JtiS TJ.Jl The Vllle do Lille attempted ''to escape when she was hailed by the submarine, but was overtaken and compelled to stop. The announcement states that after sinking the French steamship the sub marine attacked a Norwegian vessel,, but that French torpedo boats came up from Chorboure while the submarine was pur suing the neutral vessel and compelled her to dlvo beneath the surface. This Is the first time that an attack by a German submarine upon a neutral ves sel has been reported. BRITISH VESSEL SUNK BY GERMAN SUBMARINE HAVRE, Tiance Feb. "V. The DuJ nlok, a Hrltli-h collier, bound from Hull to Rouen, was torpedoed by a German sub marine In the English Channel - mite northwest of Cape de la Heve ot 6 o'clock last night. The torpedo struck the middle starboard side. Tno members of the crew of the DUl wick are missing. Terity-tvyo werp picked up by a French destroyer and brpught to Havre, while seven others, who succeeded in lowering a small boat before the Xul wick sank, rowed to Fecamp. The German submarine' which sank the Duhvlck was plainly seen by tbii collier's crew ns It sped away after launching ft torpedo that struck tho Dulwlck on her starboard side. Cuptatn Hunter, of the Dulwlqk, de clared upon his arrival here, on the de strojer Arnuebus that the German craft had tired Its torpedo without warning-. i . ... Concluded on re Jfodr COMPLAINT AGAINST BLADING Pork Packers Charge Railway Com pany With Discrimination. Hearing ot a charge at discrimination against the Philadelphia and Readlnr Railway Company, preferred by John J relln & Co., Nlcetown pork pack ers, was started late this afternoon In the Federal Rulldlng by Examiner Uly-? Itutler, for the Interstate Commerce Corn mission. The complainants allege the road dis criminates In charging yardage for hogs shlpped from points west to the Nlcetown yards and also asks un allowance ot debt cents a hundred pounds on hogs covering tho same route from the present freight rate maintained by the Reading. This rate. It is alleged, is discriminatory. The. hearing w(lt be resumed tomorrow. The Kenslngtpnian Says; John McCarthy and Jack iIoucksttit the two typical vlse guys, of the Carlyn. have at Jan got . Job after M y-srs vacation X.QST AND SOUND IA1ST OR tfrfJtlfN-.B.U tttsisr brlndla Jul Ht. v;r hut Utl. iiH mxA ikin collar, UewfcM lor InWnwUou 'jc.5$ 1 cmriction r nrt or rmii retaining this t1o. hi iuk, J. SV Phllaat lohl-. t h men vi iwers f aaa-V-,UC ASSS Jt.ce iELtPSJ UWT t-intf " sollUire diamond ' rUtc, XfKiTx orenUur KunU-n wt0rnt fcro! TO. r "r-"- "" --, li . i map t(t iiiih - .. r i . i oil b ''" -i Ht?fri ffUBwt y." m, i "