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AS fis none aur .1916. mTTie" HeralA THI Daily a~dnd y 30 a,
per by any Washington merchant. TH EINLVER A LD TO YOrHO
(Ct--ular Furuhed Upon Request).
All Lives- Are Saved in Blaze
Which Wrecks Engraving
Laundry Plant.
LOSS PUT AT $20,000
Firemen's Quick Work Saves
Stables and Controls Con
flagration in Half Hour.
Director Ralph Expects to Replace
Wrecked Machinery Today and
Resume Work Tomorrow.
Fi, -reinating from a spark flashed
b" a grounder) electric motor about 3
ovlo'rk yesterday afternoon, gutted the
la'ndry. drying room and boiler room of
the Bureau of Printing and Engraving.
.\ s-ore or the seventy laborers em
plyedi in the plant were trapped by the
flames in the boiler room and only es
caped desth hv a dash through a wall of
' the- than slight liurns about the hands
a r-e -ffered by these workmen and
ii Berrmen m tighting the blaze, there
a -re no casualties
l ir--t,,r Ralph placed the damage at
from 33O1 to $3W
Ti grun cded motor was near one of
the -i.ving drying boxes, the outside
of who h was as tinder from the intense
h 4 -f a tedv flow of steam on the
tr-I- \ chant explosion followed the
g:r .th. motor and, according
t. th- nork n. e ery box and piece of
n~ ,.o "h"" ,n ' rat into flame simul
tanr -. th Irving room the
fames rrca.1 rapidiv to the boiler room
ard to the laundri.
Workmen Dash Through Flames.
ie lames gave the workmen no chance
t even approach the numerous fire ex
tinguishers or two chemical wagons in
the building. and a rush was made for the
doors. About twenty firemen and laborers
were trapped in the boiler room by a
wall of ire between them and the doors.
Wir- netting prevented escape through
the windows. Some with coats wrapped
about their faces end others with only
their arms protecting their eyes dashed
through the flames to safety.
The-e Is no alarm box in the laundry
ait was not until the whole building
nye i ipped In a blaze that a workmen
in t, unew building sent in the alarm.
F e l-.ier Wagner, upon arrival, sent in
a . nid tarrm.
I rector Ralph. who was in the new
buldng, was one of the first to no
t e t i nfames bursting through the
a idon s. which drove clouds of smoke
th igh tie open windows of the
noney -making department and al
j o-t created a panic among the men
ad w-omen workmen.
The director notified the employes
that there was no danger of the fire
spreading to the new building and
ordered them to resume work.
Qaick Work Saves Stables.
Fire Chief Wagner personally di
ret"ted the firefighters and by quick
work, prevented the flames frorr
spreading to the hay loft and stables
separated from the laundry only b)
a thin brick wall.
Eight engines. 18, 16. 4, 14. ^, 1. 2
and 6: four trucks, 3, 10, 1. and 2
water tower, two fire chiefs and engi
nieer answered the double alarm.
Woman and Man Each Pay $204
and Depart.
New York, Feb 21.-Mrs. Elsi<
Schroeder. of Berlin. and Heinrici
Bachman, a Swim. pleaded guilty to
day before Judge Dayton in the Fed
eral District Court. to conspiring t
violate the customs laws by shippini
rubber to Germany as passenger
baggage rather than merchandise.
On the assurance of Assistan
United States Attorney Content tha
the defendants were merely privat
traders and had no connection wit
the German government. Judge Day
ton let them off with a fine of $20
each. They sailed this afternoon o
the Norwegian liner Bergensfjord
Fire Victims Shiver in Nighties.
New York. Feb. 21.-Imperiled by
fire in the top floor of the six-story fa.
tory building at No.. 10 and 12 Join
street early today, the families living
the rear of the burning building s
in adjoining tenement houses were he
ried out into streets by the police ai
firemen. The weather wasn nearly se
and most of the fugitives were in the
night clothing.
Quaker One of Two Executed.
Bellfontein. ' a.. Feb. 2L.-Roland
Pennington, a Quaker. and George Mare
were electrocuted shortly before 3 e'eoi
tills morning at the Rockview State p.
B-r-r! 28 De. Below
l~ome. N. Y., Feb. 21.-Central he
York shivered this sorning, the tempe4
atore ranging fro .wn2 to 28 degrees
low aero.
Germans Raise Gas Veil
Over Five-Mile Front
special Cable to The Washingtos Heraed.
Paris, Feb. 21.--South of the
Somme, in the Lihons sector,
where the "Bloody Anle" juts
toward Paris, the Germans pre
pared for an extensrve attack.
After intensc artillery bom
bardment they discharged suc
cessive clouds of asphyxiating
gas over a front five miles long.
But according to the Paris of fi
cial statement, the "barrier" fire
of the French artillery, abetted
by the musketry fire, kept the
Germans in their trenches and
forestalled the attack.
Other operations on land were
ned largely to artillery com
These reached the greatest
ty before Verdun, where
' Germans are conducting a
terrific bombardment, seemingly
preparatory to an attack against
the French stronghold.
Effort Made by House Military
Committee to "Speed Up"
Preparedness Program.
147,000 MEN, 7,000 OFFICERS
Federalization of Militia Proposed.
Would Double West Point Facilities.
Garrison Plan Is Buried.
l'ndter pressure to "speed up" pre
paredness legislation. the House Military
Affairs Committee yesterday completed
the first draft of the land defense bill.
It provides:
An Increase in the regular army to
117,0.0 men, with 7,000 officers in a skele
ton organization that in time of war
could be expanded to 015,000.
A reserve made up of honorably dis
charged regulars, and militiamen re
tired after three years service, of
eered by militia officers ants gredruates
of a special cadet corps evolved through
military educational institutions.
The federalization of the militia, with
power lodged in the President to draft
it for war purposes and authority in the
Secretary of War to supervise the selec
tion of militia officers. The militia
would be given Federal power.
The increase of the facilities at West
Point to double its capacity, with an
immediate appropriation of s3i0,000 to
provide accommodations for additional
The establishment of a Federal ali
nitrate plant, to be operated jointly with
private Iterests with a potential capac
ity for turning out vast quantities 0
munitions under pressure in case of war
The assignment of more than 700 army
officers as military instructors in schooh
throughout the country where militar
organizations are maintained.
The committee's action yesterday was
the first definite step that has beer
taken toward preparedness. Adminis.
tration officials believe it presages a
general "speeding up" of both the mill
tary and naval proposals. There wa:
little squabbling over the details of th<
The continental army plan, proposes
by former Secretary of War Garrison
went down to oblivion without a strug
Radiogram Flashed Over U. S. to B
( Presented to Wilson Today by
Walter A. Parks.
In the stillness of the early mornin;
there was flashed through the ether t
all parts of the United States b
amateur wireless operators a radi
message of preparedness. ' The messag
originated at the Rock Island Arsena
t at Rock Island. Ill., and was relaye
t by amateurs to the mayors of all citlie
0 and the governors of all States.
The message was caught in Washing
. ton by Walter A. Parks, a Department c
0 Agriculture employe and enthusiast)
a radio operator, who has an amatet
station at his residence, 122 Jacke
street northeast. He copIed the messai
from Northampton, Mass. It read:
a"A democracy requires that people wil
Sgovern themsseives should be so educate
and disciplined that they can psote
n themselves."
dParks wilt present the message th
morning to President Wilgo.n at ii
d White House.
*Woman Shot; Husband Soaght.
r Providence, R. I., Feb. 21.-While Mr
Joseph Ferro was waiting for a train
the Lymansvils station today she w
shot and kil by a man who escapt
The police are iooking for her husbal
in the belef he may know son.ething
the motives back of the crime.
Fire Threatens Village.
St. Johrnsville, N. Y., Feb. 21.-The bi
ines setion of this village was three
w ened with destruction by fire eariy tod,
r- Three buildings housing s number
5- business places were wipesd out. 'T
Ins as smaa
Total Now Authorized for War
by England, 2,082,000,000
Pounds Sterling.
Daily Estimate for Remainder
of War Is Placed at
Member Declares that of Twenty-eight
Bought in This Country Only
Four Burst When Fired.
Special to Its Washingt herald,
London, Feb. '1.-Credits amounting to
43,000,000 pounds or 12,100,000,0 to carry
on the war, were voted by the house of
commons this evening.
This is the biggest vote of credit ever
made in the history of the house of com
mons and brings the total amount voted
for the war up to $2,013,000,000 pounds
The credit is in two parts, the main
sum being & ,000,000 pounds and the resi
due 120,000,000 pounds, a supplementary
In the course of the general debate
which preceded the vote, Sir Joseph Wal
ton urged the prohibition of needless
"Care should be taken," he said, "not
to get munitions from the United States.
Of twenty-eight shells fired from one
Howitzer only four burst."
1,420,000,000 Pouads Spent.
Premier Asquith, in moving the vote
of credit, announced that !ngland's total
expenditures for 1915-16 to date were 1,420,
000,000 pounds. Munitions for the army
and navy from April 1 last to February 13,
have cost 843,800,000 pounds sterling or
Mr. Asqutth a that t al
lies of G - i ntis'do
minions had shown a substantial increase
since November, and the growth In the
rate of expenditure was entirely due to
loans to allies from the voted credits.
Allews fer Coatingecies.
The premier added that the vote of
credit for the remainder of the financial
year ellowed an ample margin for con
tingencies, such as the purchase of Amer
ican securities.
He gave the following figures of daily
expenditures for the war during recent
April 1 to July 17, $14.000,000.
July 18 to September I11, $17,500.000.
September 12 to November 6, $1,740,000,
November 7 to February 19, $22,000.000.
A daily expenditure henceforth of five
million pounds ($5,000.000) would be a
liberal estimate. Mr. Asquith said. The
treasury still had on hand 102,000,00(
pounds sterling to carry it on to March
-1, he said.
i Texas Guinan Starts Fund for Benefli
of Chorus Girls Stranded
in Baltimore.
Steial to The Washagtam Herald.
Baltimore, Feb. S1.-Reports o.
what's what in the embarrasse<
"Masked Model" company stranded in
Baltimore without salaries after las
week's engagemenlt at the Academy o
Music, where it came after an en
gagement in Washington, were flying
about the theatrical district like
snow flurry today, but the report
were so wild and conflicting that no
body seems to know yet where som
o two-score chorus girls and half a
dozen principals "are at"
Two things, however, are certain
First, several people financially in
terested and embarrassed by the pres
eut state of affairs this morning file
a nonresident attachment against th
property of the company; second, th
chorus girls "want to go home"-home
e in this instance, being New York.
r But the heroine of the hour, amon
n both chorus girls and principals, I
e Miss Texas Guinan. Miss Guinan an
her mother were staying at the How
o ard, on West Franklin street. Whe
d the blow fell and the gIrls faced t11
at prospect of a hungry Sunday and po.
sibly-though not probably-iral
Is "lanidladles," Miss Gulnan pulled os
e a bank roll and handed over $160 i
start a fund for the stranded ar
"broke." With thIs as a nucleus
was not long before others who hs
some money were "chipping in;" evE
Istrangers In tpe lebby of the Het
'Stafford everhearing the conversatlo
doffered contributions.
of Fire Didft Waken Him.
AtchIson, Feb. 21.-Shepherd Llnscol
son of F. W. LUnscott, a farmer nei
~. Farmington, had a starrow escape frwi
.burnIng to death erhent fire destroy<
,. the Linscott home early one mornim
of Young Llnscott was sleeping so sound
be that the fact that his bed was ea I
didn't waken hirr
Love Triangle a
Revealed in (
Russian Nobleman Says Forn
"Trial Marriage" of Himself a
Foster Daughter-Birth
Special to The Wsshisgte HeIld.
New York. Feb. 21.-The famous
boast of the famous Amy Crocker
Ashe-Gillig-Gouraud. now the Princess
Maskiniff, has always been that she
has looked life in the face. Today.
in a cold, unemotional court room, life
stared bac kat her.
It was a strange story her hus
band, the Prince Alexandre Maskiniff.
amused, indifferent, debonair, told
upon the stand. The couple are suing
each other for separation. It was a
story of the eternal triangle, but
twisted at a slightly new angle.
In it his wife, who is 60, and her 16
year-old step-daughter, Yvonne Cou
raud, were the two women struggling
for his love. The struggle ended, ac
cording to the prince. In a great re
nunciation scene by the princess, in
which she "gave" him the girl.
He said his wife sent him and her
step-daughter away together to Edge
mere, I. I., to test their love; to deter
mine if it had an enduring quality.
Seat Away Together.
He said he and Yvonne went to
Edgemere last summer and stayed
Young Orpet He
Of His Jilt(
Sped to The Washbasio Herald.
Chicago, Feb. 21.-William H. Orpet
was ordered hAld to the grand jury
for the death of Marian Lambert,
jilted sweetheart, whose death he
watched in the woods near her Lake
Forest home, today at the conclusion
of the coroner's inquest
Six coroners' jurors decreed that the
circumstantial evidence was sufficient
to warrant the grand jury inquiry.
Counsel for the accused University of
Wisconsin student set up the cry that
the setten Wras based on "godstpy.
Hint, of disagreement among the
jurors crept from the jury room dur
ing the deliberation, which lasted al
most two hours.
The defendant was not allowed to
testify. His father, E. O. Orpet, man
Outlook for Settlement Be
tween Miners and Opera
tors Unusually Bright.
Special to The Wasbingt Herald.
New York, . lb . \ it:i the crucial
conference a wcok distant, indications
were today that the United Mine Work
ers and operators. representing practi
cally all the tonnage in the anthracite
fields, are nearer a settlement of their
differences than they have been since
prior to the big strike In 1902.
After a conference in the Winter Gar
den of the Hotel McAlpin, which lasted
from 10 o'clock this morning until t
o'clock this evening, deletions from
the mine workers, headed by John P.
White. their president, and twenty of the
biggest operators in the anthracite fields
appointed a subjoint committee to con
sider the existing differences betweer
capital and labor.
The operators, through their spokes
man. S. D. Warriner, president of the
Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company
replied that they would give full consid
eration to every effort to take all steps
toward bringing about a better under
standing, physical and financial, betweer
the miners and the employers.
Dog Keeps Vigil More Than Eightee
Hours at Important New York
Transfer Point.
r Special to The Washington Hera.
5New York, Feb. :l.-Iroml i o'clock Sal
iurday night. throughout the stormo
- Sunday and until tnearly noon today.
' black and white collie stood guard ove
5 the body of a dead horse at Morris ave
- flue and East One Hundred and Sixty
5 first street. one of the most importan
t jtransfer points in The Bonz.
0 The faithful dog, Flo, is owned by
d member of the firm of Murphy Brothere
twhdse stables ace in One Hundred ant
d Sixty-first street. The horse. Jerry, wi
n the pet of the stable forces, and f ror
Il the day--about three years ago-whe
I Fio, then a puppy. was able to slt
upon her wobbling legs, he and she wer
constant companions..
Jerry on Saturday was taken ill wit
t convulsions and died. For some unknow
reason no wagon was sent for the anima
'and the dog. whining expressions of he
lijgrlef, took her place at the side of he
ddead friend and refused to be c'oaxl
g away. Today when the body of Jerr
iIwas carted away It was necessary
lock the dog in the oficee, as she reped
reJ mat sueda to temainto the waare
f 60 vs. 16
,ourt by Prince,
rer Amy Crocker Proposed
nd Yvonne Gouraud, Wife's
of Child in Question.
there four months at madaine's direc
tion. Here they discovered their love
not to be lasting. And Yvonne. some
little time afterward, returned to her
step-mother. She was In court today
shaking her small blond head in petu
lant denial of almost all of the state
ments the prince was making upon
This unusual 'triangle story" has the
addition of a genuine mystery. Has the
always interesting Mme. Miskiniff added
to her already lengthy list of surprises
by becoming a mother at 60? The prince
today solemnly swore she was the mother
of a ten-months-old named Verein.
Denies There Is (hild.
The princess, in her petition for a sepa
ration from the prince, says there is no
such child. She asks the court to :stab
lish the nonexistence of the little
The prince also is suing for separation.
Each alleges cruelty. It it is proved that
Mime. Miskiniff is indeed the mother of
such a baby, the prince will have always
a "courtesy" interest in her fortune.
The existence or nonexistence of this
baby thus becomes the point of keenest
old for Death
%d Sweetheart
ager of the Cyrus H. McCormack es
tates, and the father of the dead girl.
Frank Lambert, were the chief wit
Young Orpet was saved the embar
rassment of refusing to answer all the
questions that might have been put to
him at the Inquest. His attorneys
served notice that he would not be
allowed to testify and he was never
called upon to take the stand.
Crowds of Lake Forest people kept
the inquest room packed Among them
was Mrs. William Busella, of Los
ingeles. Cal., who said she was a
school-room sweetheart of the accused
man years ago.
Orpet's preliminary hearing and ar
raignment will be given next Mon
day before Justice Vickerman. at
Lake Forest.
U. S. Instructs Page to Insist
on Answer to Mail.
secretary of State Lansing announced
yesterday, in effect, that the United
States has asked UG-eat Britain to an
swer forthwith this government's pro
test against her seizure of American
mails in violation of The Hague rules and
international law.
Ambassador Page, it was said, has been
also instructed to get an answer on the
protest of the United States against the
application of the British "trading with
the enemy act," as affecting trade be
tween the two countries.
The forcible taking of German citi
zens from the American ship China in
Asiatic waters and a new message to the
department from Ambasador Page indi
cating that trade. with the United States
in many articles can be conducted only
under "special licenses" from the Brit.
ish government, have added greatly tc
the irritation in administration circlet
against Great Britain.
Officials indicated, in fact, that the con
troversy with Great Britain now over.
shadows the issues between the Unite!
States and any other of the foreign coun
tries. In the question between the Unites
States and Germany, they said there was
hope that a middle ground might be
found for settlement.
Page to Insist on Answer.
I The understanding at the State De
partment Is that President Wilson di
rected that directions be sent personall7
to Mr. Page, instructing him to press
vigorously for prompt action. This gov
- ernment, It Is understood, has been dis
fturbed by news that Great Britain ha;
.answered Holland in a most arbitrar:
r manner, stating that seizures of mai
- even of a dIplomatic character, are jut
- tifiable under her Order in Council.
t The UnIted States denIes flatly thb
assumed right of Great Britain.
Boys Called to Colors.
d L.ondon, Feb. 21.-a. war office proclatm
-s lion was posted today calling to the cc
n Iors group No. 1 of the Derby recruIts an
n the reservists of class No. 1. The Derb
d volunteers of group No. 1 are betwee
C 18 and 19 years of age, and have n<
been called up heretofore because<
It their extreme youtn.
n -
Hoosier Limited Wrecked.
SFrankfort, Ind., Feb. 21.-The Hoosti
d limited, the Monion feast train from Ir
y Idlanapolis to Chicago, was wrecked nea
here thIs morning. One man was I
jIured. The engIaeer and firemen ma'
Austrian Airme Kill
Civilans in Big Raid
Seital Cable to ne wasbington Head.
Rome, Feb. 2t.-Austrian aero
planes which attempted to bom
bard Milan this morning were
compelled by Italian aviators to
abandon the raid.
The Austrians then bombarded
the Garda district, nhere several
victims were claimed. Two per
sons were killed and several in
jured at Desenzano. One was in
jured at Salo.
Tno were killed and four in
jured at Trezzo. All the victims
were civilians.
The military damage was in
Police Declare They Have In
formation that Will Lead
to Arrest.
Friend of Alleged Poisoner Still Held
Under Heavy Bail-More Phone
Calls in New York.
Special to The Washsgta' Heald.
Chicago, Feb. ::.-Unusual activity In
the State's attorney's office and at the
detective bureau gave indication today
that it is belle-ed that Jean Crones, an
archist and alleged poison plotter, is in
Chicago. It was announced at State's
Attorney Hoyne's office that several im
portant arrests are expected at any mo
The guard at the railroad stations in
Chicago has been doubled, following
Crones' last letter, received in New York
on Sunday. This letter stated that the
anarchist was preparing to leave because
he had tired of fooling the police there.
Have Good Clew.
Capt. Hunt tonight said that the poloe
were prepared to take the anarchist
"We have the best cict..an sible." be
said. "It was inconceivable that Crones
will remain at liberty much longer.
Crones will be taken.
The rumor gained ground late today
that letters from Crones to friends and
accomplices have been intercepted and
that the police have absolute information
that will lead them to the self-confessed
Crone's friend. John Allegini. held on
two charges of conspiracy, remains in
jail. At a hearing today Judge Turney
refused to reduce the ball of $60.000.
His refusal followed the explanation of
Allegini's arrest by Capt. Hunt and As
sistant State's Attorney Irwin H. Wal
More Calls in New York.
New .York. Feb. 21.-if all the letter
writers and telephone callers of the
last two days were really Jean Crones,
that gentleman must be the modern
counterpart of the celebrated Dutch
man's flea. His latest telephone call
was received at a Boston newspaper
office at 7:30 o'clock this evening and
caused much unwonted activity in Bos
ton police circles. Earlier in the day a
"Crones" called up the police head
quarters here three times, telling the
police where he was at the moment.
Seventeen-Year-Old Miss Pleads Guilty
to Charges, but Defies Police
to Pump Her.
Spedal to The Washington Herald.
New York, Feb. 21.-Seventeen years
old, pretty and neatly dressed, a girl
concerning whose family practically
nothing is known by the police
I pleaded guilty to a burglary charge ir
the Bedford avenue police court to
day. She was said by detectives to be
shielding a band of men who usec
.her as a tool, her task being to corn
mit petty thefts and turn the pro
ceeds over to them.
The girl admitted that professions
burglars had taught her how to steal
_ Magistrate Voorhees and the detec
tives today tried to get her to tel
who these men were, but she refusedn
"I'm not a squealer," she told Mag
istrate Voorhees: "I'm ready to take
-my medicine like the rest."
She was charged today with stealine
a $200 worth of clothing and jewelr:
from a home in Williamsburg.
Kagazine Blown Up at Nish.
-Bucharest. , eb. 21.-Three Bulgaria
l- officers and forty soldiers have bee
d killed or wounded by the blowing up
y an ammunition magazine at Nish, forme
n 'war capital" of Serbia. FIfty Serbian
it have been arrested at Nish charged wit
if complicity.
Twenty Hurt in Car Wreck.
Chicago. Feb. 21.-Twenty passenger
tr were hurt. five of them seriously. earl
i- today when a street car. speeding aloe
tr Sixty-third street. left the rails, leapi
tover the cobble stones. humped over ii
1 sidewalk and rammed its nose into th
War on French Front
and All During Di
to Death in
Record for Aerial Engagement
the British in Twenty-e
Exploits of
%peeial Cable to Te
Paris, Feb. 21.-The war on the
main from the trenches to the air toda
French and German aircraft clash
battles high among the clouds.
In almost every instance the Fre
German machines were shot down and
A feature of the fghting was tha
of aeroplanes took part in the conflicts
A squadron of seventeen French a
on the aviation field at Habsheim and
Messenger Boy Run
Down by Motorist
Wife of Representative Chip
erfield in Car at Time
of Accident.
Falling from his bicycle under a mov
ing automobile owned by RepresentauVe
Bertham M. Chiperfield. Donald Mton
house, 14, a telegraph messenger. of 10
H street northwest, was seriously injured
late yesterday at Connecticut avenue and
S street northwest. Mrs. Chiperfield, who
was riding in the tonneau. collapsed.
Monhouse was following the automobile
on his bicycle when it turned out of S
straet into Connecticut avenue about 6
o'clock. He ewerve, to avoid a collision
and his wheel skidded He was thrown
and the rear wheel of the automobile
passed over his body.
Joseph King. chauffeur. heard the
wheel fall and applied his brake!. then
he felt the car roll over the boy.
Monhouse was placed in the automobile
snA rushed to Emergency Hospital. Iis
body was badly bruised. and physicians
fear he was injured internally. He
blames no one for the accident.
Scented Proposals Deluge Him When
Announcement Is Made of His
"Perfect Figure."
Boston. Feb. 21.-Harvard's "perfect
man" is looking askance at scented
notes that now reach him through the
mails Other students say that as 1916
is leap year, he may find much more
sex problems than requests for photo
I graphs. indorsements and cast-off clothes.
Bradford M. Fullerton. the ideal man,
is reticent regarding the notes. but Is
ready to admit that being a "perfect
man" has Its disadvantages.
This young athlete, captain of the
Harvard varsity swimming team, whose
measurements and posture dovetail with
the specifications prescribed by the Na
tional Association of Merchant Tailors,
this week has discovered that a young
man with appropriate physique must
withstand an avalanche of mail con
taining al sorts of proposals. queries
and congratulations.
Berlin Riots Denied.
Berlin (via Sayville Wireless), Feb. 21.
Recent reports sent out from Paris that
many persons were killed in anti-war and
food riots in Berlin were officially denied
today by Dr. Lewald, director of the po
litical section of the Imperial Office of
Interior Affairs. All reports of riota
were branded as untrue.
Seven Hundred Go Out on Strike
Waterbury, Conn., Feb. 21.-Seven hun
dred employee of Randolph & Clewe.
plant here, went on strike this afternoo
when their demands for a 10 per oast
wage increase and a il-hour wreek wini
time and a half for overtime were re.
fused by the offncers.
British losses 375.
London. Feb. 21.-British casualties or
rthe front west of Kornah in XMopotamia
are 173. it was announced in Canonom
Itoday by Under War Secretary H. I
nFlood Situation Improves,
f}New Orleans. IA.. Feb. 2.-rba flood
r Isituation in Louisiana was greatly ime
s proved today and refagees marooned b:
h the flood waters were being taken of
by steamers and fSat-boats.
Consult on Mail Seisures.
.: London. Feb. t.--England is In con
ysultation with Russia sand France ove
g 'the question of eubmitting to arbitrattl
d the matter of seizing mall matter in neu
eral steatrships. Lord Robert Cecil. Un.
eder Foreign becretary, announced t
Transferred to Skies
1y Aviators Battle
the Clouds.
s Made-Four Raids, One by
ight Machines, Among
the Day.
Washigt. weaOM.
French front was transferred Is the
ed in a half dozes or more desperem
ich airmen were victorious. and fve
two other, were forced to lead.
is several instances whole squadsens
Iaclines dropped silty-d. heavy ale
on a railway freaght depot.
rehe Maoline ee.
The Freach war ofnic repers an the
French machines returned saftly from
the battle.
One Zeppelin was destroyed by asrn
The official report reads:
"The day has bees marked by vmmner
ous aerial oombats. Oves Tagedorf.
east of Altkirch, one of our aeroplanea.
attacking a Fokker at close range. opened
first on it with ftfteen cartridges. The
hostile machine tilted on to its right
wing and then felL
"Near Epinal an Albatross was brought
down by our artilery fire.
''In the region of Burrs, north of the
Forest of Parroy a German ma-hne, at
tacked by two of our, was brought
down within our lines. The pilot and
passenger were killed.
"'A squadron of seven Frvench m~bins 4
gave battle to roar Ogemws esepag
in the regign of Vigneulles-les-Hatten
achet Two of the German machines ver.
forced to land, the other two took to
fi fst
Germas Make Raid.
"German aeroplanes bae bombarded
Flames. Bar Le Iuc and Rei .gn
Near the later point a German squadron.
composed of fifteen machines war attack
ed by one of our squadrons of purauit and
was forced to give battle. In t:ie ,ourse
of the fight a German aeroplane was
brought down near Givre in the Argonne.
The two aviators were taken pritoners.
"A second enemy aeroplane. which
was being purrued, tell head first in
ride the German lines.
tne of our bombarding squadrons.
composed of seventeen maihines, dropped
aixty-a:x beasy shels on the aviaUou
field at liabsheim and on the railway
fieight depot of Mulhouse.
"Another squadron of twenty-eight
machines dropped numerous projecmll'
on the German munition factory at Pagny
All of our machines returned safely
to their bases after thaen vartisg
Zeppelin Shot Dew=.
" A Zeppelin, in flight from Sts Mene
hould towards the South. has been
brought down by a squadron of aern
guns mounted on motor can from
Revigny. Pierced by shells It fell in
flames In the outskirts of Brabant is
.More aerial engagements, with greater
losses of aircraft. were recorded today
than during any other twenty-four hours
of the war.
"Four raids, one by the British teung
twenty-six machines were carried out.
I the operations extended from end to ad
of the Westehrn fronta"
Vaaderbilt's ormer StaLe Name -
ge says no Is 'RVeft."
New Tork, Feb. f1.- Cales R
'Wilson, ex-stable manager for Alfred
G. Vanderbilt, declared in court to
day that he was without funds. with
out a job and unable to pay alimony
to his former wife. Elisabeth A Wil
son. Wilson was divorced in I907.
when Florence Schenck was named as
co-respondent Afterwards Wilson
was shot in the foot by a friend or
Miss Schenck.
He was brought before Joto Va
Sieleni. In the Suprene Ormat. Brook
lyn, on a motion ordertag him to Maew
cause why he should not be punlebed
for contempt of coart for falure to
pay alimony
Biuhop to Ie in State.
Harrisburg, Ps.. Feb. 1.--The body of
the BR Rev. Joseph Maanhanr. bihop of
the diocese of HarT~brg. who died W
- St Jse. Hospital at Lancaster M
ura, I0 i. in state In St. Psar1t
Cathedral from 4 o'clock tomorrow enifi
IC o clock Wednesday moning.
Three Guiname Indieted.
-New T-rk. et. U.-Btinket [email protected]~ct
r nients chargrng murder in the first dege
n ere returned this afterneon agabee
.. Glugeppe A re-hielto. Frank Ferrara and
-tw we bot hers namned Eafra,., by t
m [grand jury Urtseb les be..bwgma

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