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hiet -m Ja w sOWN .96, T. H. ....One Cent chw. of iii pp by ayWa (circ. Fwiw upm k yt). NO. 3427. W1ATHER: FAIRAND 916 ONE CENT. WOMN PRAYS, THEN SHOOTS DOWN PRIEST Pastor of Catholic Church in St. Paul Murdered at Altar. MOB THREATENS SLAYER Milwaukee Woman, Charged With Crime, Alleges She Was Betrayed. CAIN PSTO M MWn Hundreds of Pariskioners Flock to Church After Tragedy and Po lice Are Placed on Guard. Specal to The Wlumasta Herald. 8t. Paul. Minn., March 4.-The Rev. Henry Jajeski. pastor of St. Casimir's Polish Catholic Church. was shot and instantly killed tonight by a woman said to be Mrs. Agnes Dudeke, of Min neapolis. Father Jajeski had emerged from a small confessional room at the front of the church building, and was seat ed on a chair at the right of the altar when the woman entered the building. A boy who had been to confession passed her as abe entered. A woman and a girl were the only occupants of the building. The woman approached the rail of the altar, ten feet from Father Jojeski. She paused a moment in prayer. Draws Gan from Muff. Suddenly she drew a. revolver from her muff and started shooting at the priest. One of the first shots pene trated Father Jajeski's head above the left eye. He never moved from his chair. Five shots were fired, one other taking effect. Noise of the shooting was heard out side and passers-by rushed into the building. The woman sank to her knees before the altar. where she remained until the police arrived. -Yes. I shot him." she said as the p. lice placed her under arrest on the charge of murder. She repeated it over and over. As she as escorted to the patrol wagon threats of violence were made by an angry and rapidly increasing crowd. The pollee took her to the police station. where she was said to have made a complete con fession to County Attorney O'Brien of the causes leading up to the shooting. Charged Betrayal. That the woman had charged Father Jajeski with being the father of her child was related after the shooting by John A. Jajeski. a nephew of the murdered man and auditor of the Mercantile State Bank of Minneapolis. "Four years ago, in Minneapolis. the matter was threshed out in court,' he said. "The woman lost her case. Two ears a-o, she threw pepper In his eyes. Since then she had repeatedly threatened to kill him. "On one occasion she came to his resi den'e with a baby in her arms. She was denied admission and the police were called. Before they arrived she had gone. What she planned to do then we do not know. My uncle believed she was demented.' Church Is Crowded. Before Coroner Jones arrived at the church, hundreds of members of the parish and residents of the neighborhood flocked into the building. Police kept them moving. When the coroner ar rived, the doors were locked and men and women collected in groups on the street, Father Jajeski ilaYe(l an important part in the founding of St. Casimir's parish, twenty-four years a.o. After leaving the parish. he served twenty years as pastor of the church of the Holy Cross of Minneapolis. Two years ago he was transferred back to St. Casimir, and has secrd here since. Mri. Pudeke is said to have ten chil dren. Poice surgeon Dohm, after arr investigation, said that in his opinion she was insane. SEEPARDS ON HONEYMOON. Visit Pasadena, Cal., .m Delayed Wedding Journey. Pasadena. Cal.. March 4.-Finley J. shepard and his wife, former Miss Helen ~3ould, arrived today on a long-deiayed honeymnoon trip to California. The Shep ards came in e special car with a retinue of servants. -They went to the Hotel Huntington, where they secluded them selves in a private suite. The Shepardsa will remain some time in California, it is understood, azul will later visit Coronado and ether pleasure resorts. Xuderess Comimits Suicide. Auburn, N. Y., March 4.-Mrs. Edith .. Mielber, who was serving a term of not less than twenty years in Aulburn Prison for killing her 5-year-old son, committed suicide today by banging herself In a punishment cell to which she had been coenidtted for isubordinatin. Many EMinaires at Troat. London, Marcht 4.-ilt is reported ta there are rore mtincsaires tn the ranks of the Australian treepe than in any TwO Stemrs Sk - in Now U-Bes War Speclal CaMe to '1e Ws-in BerM. London, March 4.-The Brit ish oil tanker Teatonian, of 4,824 tons, has been sunk by a submarine. Her crew was land ed safely. The stear-ship Giava, of 2,63r tons, flying the Italian flag, has been sunk by an Austrian sub marine. She left Leghorn, Italy. gn February 2t. There were no Americans aboard. In the sinking of the French steamship Lamke, of Dunkirk, in the Bay of Biscay, six of the twenty two men of the crew lost their lives. She is believed to have struek a SENATE LIKELY TO VOTE AGAIN ON SUB ISSUE Administration Leaders Ad mit Tabling of Resolution Was Inconclusive Action. DEBATE IS PLANNED Senator McCumberWill Press Measure to a Vote After Full Discussion. There is every indication that the Sen ate will vote again on the question whether Americans shall be warned to keep off armed belligerent vessels. Administration leaders aMittted that the vote by which the Gore reeolution, as amended, was tabled on Friday. was inconclusive. Senator James Hamilton Lewis, of Ili nols, Democratie "whip" of the Senate. said: "Anyone may offer a recolutimo just as Senator 19cCumber has done, and the Senate will be oonfrentsd again wAM the same proposition. I mai see hW the Senate can owcape a act vote en the question. It may come at any time.' Senator McCumber's reblution de clares it the sense of Congress that a merchant vessel armed with a small stern gun for defense has the status of an unarmed vessel, but that citizens of the United states be requested to refrain from travel on such armed ships In order not to jeopardize the peace of the coun try. Other resolutions to the same effect probably will he introduced. Senator Mc Cumber said last night: "I am going to press my resolutibn to a vote at the earliest moment possible. It is shorn of all collateral questions. It is clear cut and to the point, and ex presses the opinion of Congress on the one question of Americans traveling on armed merchantmen. For Exhauative Debate. "I am going to try to have debate upon It exhausted before a vote is taken, so that the issue may be fairly and squarely met. "It makes no difference whether the vote comes on adopting or rejecting the resolution. or on a motion to table. In either case It will be the action of the Senate on the direct question. and that is what the President wants. "This matter must come up again in the Senate. and I hope to see definite action taken on my resolution." Senator McCumber addressed the Sen ate on his resolution yesterday afternoon. Ile said: "I do not agree with the President that it would be improper to suggest to the American traveling public that they re frain from doing that which by every principle of patriotic duty they ought to refrain from doing without any suggestion CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. U.S. DESTROYER ABLAZE; NINE OF CREW INJURED Coxswain Fatally Burned When Gaso line in Hold of Preble Explodes at San Diego. speecl] to The Wshington Heald. San Diego' Cal., March 4.--Arthur Gros sert, coxswain, was reported to be fatally burned, and eight other seamen were burned more or less seriously aboard the U'nited States torpedo boat destroyer Preble this afternoon, through a gasoline explosion in the hold of the destroyer, where the men were repairing a damaged rudder. The Prebie was tied up at the municipal pier with the United States steamer Irish when the accident, which was caused by the flareback from a gasoline toroh, oc curred. Groesert was scorched from head to foot. The , injured sailors were quickly removed to the hoepital ship and emnergency treatment given them. New Destroyer Isaaohed. Quincy, Mas,., March 4.-The United States torpedo host destroyer, Samikson, was 1&uinehed at the Pore Rlves' yards today, The .veesel is the moat preshiam tenp e of i- a-s in -- CARMENS DECLARE MIDNIGI Railway Compan' Employes Fails Unionized PLAN TO TIE UP Leaders Counsel Peac Sent to Barns at 2 To Warn A More than 800 members of the 1 of the Amalgamated Association o ployes of America assembled in T: northwest, at 2:30 o'clock this morl on the Washington Railway and Traction Conmpany. Announcement to this effect v J. Toone, vice president of the 1N Federation of Labor, who declart Rizzen Orr, organizer for the railh meeting. Baeked by 1,500 Men. 4 Toone declared that ,the strike became effective at the moment the vote was counted, 2:30 o'clook. and that nearly 1,500 carmen in the National Capital were "officially" out. Toone said that the carmen would ap point two committees. composed of six men each. to visit the barns of the ti traction companies and inform the em ployee that the strike was on. "There wilt be no ears running in Wash ington today." said Toone. Just before tse vote was taken the re porter for The Washington Herald, stand BREWERY MEN. FACE PRISON District Attorney in Pittsburgh Outlines Plans After- 101 Indigtments Come. WELL-KNOWN POLITICIANS SAID TO BE INVOLVED Accused Men Go to Atlantic City Where Conference Will Be Held Today to Outline Defense. Pittsburgh, March i-Prison sentences, It was reported today, will be sought for brewery officials who can be directly connected witih the widespread contri bution of political frauds, alleged in 101 indictments voted yesterday. District Attorney Humes Is making every effort to get convincing evidence against the beneficiaries of the brewery plot. Many well-known politicians are said to be involved and prosecutions are certain. The federal grand jury will vote further Indictments. James P. Mulvihill. vice-president of the Independent Brewing Company, left town last night for Atlantic City, after a hurried call had been sent for a meeting of the brewery interests at the seaside resort Sunday. It is expected that Phila delphia officials charged with contempt will join the contingent and map out a plan of defense. In the meantime. District Attorney lumes Is still going through the records of the United States Brewers' Associa tion, brought from New York this week. The new grand jury to be appointed for the March term of court at ECrie on March -0. ili continue its investigation. -Although individuals were not indicted by the grand jury, oflIcers of the offend ing companies can be fined or Imprisoned if it is proved that political contributions were made with their knowledge and consent," said the district attorney. ENEMY COLUME DECIMATED French Military Critic Tells et Eit teets of Gun Fire.r ParIs, March 4.--Liut. Col. Rtousset, the noted French military critic, prais ing the effectiveness of the F'rench artil lery. says: 'Tt rakes the enemy's lines through and through and dispermes enemy col uns five kilometer. distant. This was done by a battery posted at Douaumont, which decimated a oerman force march ing near Beaumont." WIIBONS LEAVE ON YACHT, Will Cruise em MayUewer Dewa P. Psesident Wilson and Mrs. Wilson loft Washington last night on the yacht May flower. sa# will not return to Washing ton Mndaymorning. Thesyflower wilt cruise down the D O AT IT SESSION 0s' Offer to Meet to Satify 800 Worker. ALL CITY CARS e as Delegations Are :30 This Morning 11 Employes. 2ewly organized Washington branch F Street and Electric Railway Em rpographical Temple, 423 G street ting and voted in favor of a strike Electr: Conmpany and the Capital ;as made to the press by Edward :aryland and District of Columbia !d himself official spokesman for ray employes, who presided at the ing outside of the assembly hall. beard a voice like that of Rlsen Orr say: "Men, when you leave this'hall tonight remember, I beg you, that whether this strike lasts one or ive days, you must be peaceful." The city hs been divided into four see tions, north, east. south, and west, and each section plead in charge of a eo mittee. It was stated twat the reason for not waIting until Monday for a vote on the strike was because of the acties of the fNET1MUgD ON PAGE TWO. NEW GERMAN PLOT CHARGED Consul Bopp, Baron von Brincken and Others Again Are Indicted. GAVE DYNAMITE FOR USE AGAINST CANADA, CHARGE Bench Warra&s for All Men Involved in Alleged Conspiracy Ordered Issued By Judge. Special to The Washitst EmId. San Francisco, March 4.-A batch of new indictments, more specific in their charges, against Consul Frans Bopp. Vice Consul E. Von Schaack, Count Wilhelm von Brincken and others, implicating them in alleged bomb plots, were return ed loday by thq Federal grand jury. Bench warrants for the re-arrest of all those charged, with the exception of Consul Bopp and the vice consul, were ordered issued by Judge Dooling. This action followed the quashing of the former indictmtnts against these per sons by Judge Dooling last night, who dismissed the charges against them on the ground they were too general. The new indictments were drawn up by Mrs. Annette J. Adams, deputy district attorney, who worked all night and all morning to remedy the weak points on which the former charges were thrown out. Furnished Dynamite. In the new indictments it was set up that Consul Bopp and those accused with him, hired men and furnished these men with dynamite to carry out five military "enterprises" against Canada. Iii the indictments which the court punctured, the charges were merely made that Ropp and his helpers had conspired to set OP foot such a military expedition and bad provided the means with which to oarry it out. More demurrers wili be filed against the. new indictments, announced counsel for Bopp and his alleged fellow conspira tor. "The second indictment is but little stronger than the first one," said Bopp's counsel. "I do not believe it has been amended .ufmciently to Conform with Judge Dooling's opinion in quashing the firet lndictment. "Whoever made out the second indict ment was drawing largely on the imagi nation. The prosecution could not come within a million miles of proving the charges in it, even if Judge Dooling should not Quash it on one demurrer as he did the first one,' Burglar Steals $150. William Pfeil. 315 Twenty-second street northwest, reported the theft of h150 from his home last night by a burglar who broke thrdugh a cellar window. The house was ransicked. The anney was ahe., fro.m a buneau d.ra...r Snnels Gus Moved to fve Over Heapi of Dead 1p11001 Ce to n. Wahis. .ea . Paris, March 4.-One of the soldiers in the army defending Verdun wrote the following in a letter to his parents here: "So numerous and high were the heaps of Teuton dead that we had to withdraw our ma chine guns ro feet in order to GrM over them into the enemy." BRYAN WOULD HAVE U. S. RUN Declares America Should Re fuse War if Challenged By "Madman." MAKES ADDRESS BEFORE NEW ECONOMIC LEAGUE Takes Issue With Rev. Frank Vroo man. Who Predicted Coalition After War Against U. S. Former Secretary of State Bryan. In an address before the Washington Eco nomic League, organised here last night, said the United States would be justified In refusing to enter the Euro pean war If challenged by one of the belligerents, "I do not believe." Mr. Bryan maid. "that any nation of,Europe Is.going to drag us into the war. "But if a madman of Europe should challenge un, we would be justiied in saying 'We have i00,00,00 people to guard., and priceless Ideals to protect. We will not get down In the mire to fight on the level of your false stand ards.' Before opening his speech, Mr. Bryan criticised the audience for "Intolerance" in Interrupting Senator Vardaman. who preceded him with a pacifist speech. He also took issue with the Rev. Frank Vrooman. another speaker, who pre dicted a coalition of Gelgny aW Japan to attack the. Ujoed States after this wainand askeS the United States now to choose Its friends. Depreeasee AI War Talk. Bryan deprecated the war talk of the iast few days and Intimated that the result of the heated debate In progress United States. "If war ever comes," he said. "the would be to imperil the peace of the men who fight It will not be found on the rolls of the navy league, the security league or the defense league." "The men who make war, if war ever comes. will be found at home busy with making armv contracts and loaning money at usurious rates of Interest." 'America is already a world power and has been the greatest for over 100 Years," declared the former Secretary of State. "No nation that cver lived since history has been recorded has influenced so many people to struggle and achieve d;noc racy." South America he cited as a con tinent which has followed our example and copied our constitution in drafting their own. As a duty to them he urged that this nation should not increase Its military establishment. Wilson Backed Up By Colorado Men State Central Committee In structs Delegation to Support President. Special to The Washington Hetd. Denver. Colo., March 4.-The members of the Colorado State Democratic central committee this afternoon unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that the Senators and Congressmen from this State support President Wilson's presret policy in dealing with belligerent natin,. The resolution recites that "whereas, there has arisen in Congress an issue as to the confidence of Congrces anti of the Democratit party and of the nation in the wisdom and integrity of the President of the United states tr dealing with our foreign relations it is the sense of the Democrats of Colorado. that the party's representatives give their undivided supoort to the Chief Executive as a part of their duty as American citizens and Democrats." Taft Says Support Wilson Boston. March 4.-"We stand behind the PresIdent." declared former President William Ht. Taft, this afternoon, as he left the State Huse where he had called to pay his respects to Governor Samuel W. McCall. Mexico Deports Germans. San Antonio, Texas. March 4.-Four Germans and two American. have been deported from Mexico for attempting to foment labor trubuies in the Tampico oil f:eldm, according to an ofilcial dispatch received today. 25,000 Woaien on Railways. Paris. March 4.-It Is estimated by the government that there are more than 2,000 women employed by railways in France, whereas before the war broke out there were em than 2.455, DOUAUMON'I BY BOTH FIGHT F, Hurricane of Fire Breal parts as First Gern . Hammer Wi RUINS PILED HI Teutons Driven Out, Regain Charge-Ke Slaught SpeeIal Cable to The London, March 4.-After a da Douaumont, key position to Verdur ously retained by the Germans. The official statement issued in last evening the Germans were drivel but won it back this morning. The indications of a respite, is marked b by the forces engaged. A hurricane of fire is breaking mont. The streets and by-paths are space is swept by shrapnel and mach who occupy the outlying crestz. TEUTONS FALL LIKE LEAVES Prisoners Tell of Fearful Slaughter From French Guns at Verdun. FLANK FIRE ANNIHILATES SEVERAL LARGE COMMANDS Survivor of Assault on Clemfour Wgd& Tels of Pai Among Brave Men Under Bullet Storm. spaI C"sLe t, -IM w.T-B.- fiaia. Paris. March -,An ofetial note issued by the war oMos tonight gives details of the Verduu battles from which the im-1 mensity of the German losses may be valued. One German prisoner, from the Tenth company of the Twelfth regiment. told his questioners: "On the 21st of Februarv my company, which was then n' t engaged. had a strength of 0o. Twenty-four hours later. after attacking, only seventy remained. and I consider it a miracle that so many of us escaped in the face of the terrible French gurs." The night of the 25th. the Six Hundred and Fifth regiment of German Infantry. belonging to the 30th division, attacked. A prisoner taken from this unit, says: RianLa Mowed Down. "Thrce of our battalion, went to as sault the Chaufour woods. We advanced unmolested till wIt n a stone's throw of our objective, when French machine guns opened or our flank. We stopped. sur prised, for a fatal Instant; then rank after rank fell under the dead.y streami of hullets until. panic-stricken. our Fur vivors turned and fled in disorder in every die-etion, leavi.g the grountd heaped with dead and dying comrade' Another prisoner, from the Twenlx fourth regiment of infantry. Z I% I dcscription of the attack :inst ti woods ea.Ft of Dououmont foi on F ir uary 27: "We succeede-d in perwtrm g t-e slrt, of the wool, but could T et p-o:r, - a step further. So fierce n. the :,) 7 gun fire which mowed u d'wn on %v,r, Fide. We had ben tal-,n m; r an d mirably wetl-directed ero- irI n wer, forced to retreat precipitat-el, hut n, paid an awful price. Two-thirds of or effective, fell." Two Near Death In Racing Auto Omar Toft, Driver, Badly Hurt and Mechanician May Die From Hurts. Riv-etal to Th- Wn-Y r" tt.e Los. Angeles. Cal., 31ar-,1h t-At lKincaid. mechanician. receivd proha bily fatal injuries, and Omnar Tort, dri ver. was badly cut up when their speedy Omar Special car, which the two recently built in Hlinneapolis. crashed Into tie fence at the Ascot speedway this after noon. The car, whieh tad been entered by S. L. !dcKee, In the George Washing ton 5,.000 sweepstakes, to be contest ed tomorrow afternoon at the opening of the Ascot speedway. was being giveu a try-out by Toft. Severa I laps were ma~de at the rate of 75 mnile,' an hour. and Toft had just aped out of the first euirse in what was to be his final lap. when: the big racer swerved suddenly. it plowed into the fence, tore aw&ay twenty feet of timber, turned turtle and threw botth men 4out. 1<inca id's right leg was alnost trn from hila body, and Toft suistained' many cuts about the body. The in jured men were rushed to the Angelua unanitai ' POUNDED ARMIES IN DR MASTERY s Over Shattered Ram. ians, Then French ey to Heights. GH WITH DEAD Lost Ground By Desperate r to Verdun ! Pen. r of furious fighting, the village of from the north. tonight is precari Paris at midnight reports that late I from the town by a counter-attwdr, battle, which is continuing with no v alternate advance and retirements over the shattered ruins of Douau piled high with dead. Every open ne guns in the hands of the French, Violent Shelltag Reperted.. "In the region of Verdun." say. the Paris statement, "there was very violent shelling during the whole day em te left bank of the Neuem at HIr Wo. ls. end at Goose HM (Clt e L'Ote "On the right bank of the Mana, te Germans. after an intene bombardaiot directed agistn the forest at KoHmds.em feast of Pepper R1) bas.achd a &I tack against oar poiltions which was stopped by the fire of our me.eine ge and musketry. "During the morning the Germeas see able again to obtain a footi i the village at Douiane wheme we had 61slodged thes a the Previusm ea by a counter-attek. FIgbt fr p o session of the village entemse vay violenu with alternat *4o..sa ag retirements. -In the Weevre piatn thee has en ordinary actvIty by the stUaw of Uft One 14o-=a Usem Pbirmmn. The Bertt war ofice sepet that i French prisoners were taken in en un successful counter-attack en Douansit. "After a great increase in the volume of their ftre.* It states. "the French at tacked the vinage of Donaunmot and eur lines adjoining it. They were repulsed partially in close-range fightig and sustained heavy loss. We took LM prisoners " The batle at DoVaumont has been rag ing for a week and has cost the lives. it is estimated, of more than :.,0" mm.s Thousands more have been wounde& In the seven dav of fighting, the Ger man. hive pra-tically been held In check :t this point, although on other portions of th. battle front they have smashed In toinarda Verdrn. Their total gains. as reported tonight, comprise something more than 4i7 squam miles of territory, 3.3 prisoners. Ti rmA and 1M1 marhino grun.r The battle th-s be-en rairr nith o-ly one short respi:,, since Fbruary 2 a matter of twoive da'. Acer ing to semi-offlral Information. h an strategy contemplates a St hardment of the Verdunir U HP 'Nh vi.ns by% the heavy b ur tirks l grr-t s s or 1, ': 1Th Teut . tart ri -' o th frt! tIme in. thi' nar. * Thei i oan. -re -''r a i-. ; to hav r. e!, .~ i 1 '~l i v rio \, : I ki 1'~-'.i 1 il ' i nn-h, r it C :"- iz -'N fii l . 1 r -ait from it I . c! t I-r' 111- T h. 1i 1,, A g 1 ";,- ,~ I'tv if fiiletle . v-:lago <f tihe rnm. rusme, a lih has ben rp-rid destroyed Iy tnrlr gun rer Te I 'Tage of I iiIusumort for which trhrciusan i o en -are giv ig rup their I retco. o!itf i I-venty five rhett' od hioueA Its strate-gi' irnorac lftier in thu fa, t that it Is toeri on i an im portaint est uiud is at thie inrtersection if three roads. A hveli reittt'ionl of fighting on other oeten iof u the eastern part of the F-rench'i I riIn t i-Crt.-t teoIda . Hard on Watch Carriers. Gluasgow, liarch 4.--The jewelers and wuatichmakers of Glasgow have just an niouncd that. oriing to evecry available sklilled hend li lng e-dlId up t> undrertake gourenCireni ite'haical wriuk or to go to the front. thles iitil rot undertake te rei~air watchis uinlets they are excep tiontallyr valisaler andl no work will he done unless two muonthu' notice Is gIven. Quiest aen lee to Baltiamere. Baltimore indr trbio Every Hfour on th hi-~oir. v ith rip and dowr -town terrmnta. Iter .it rrdays end Suntday-. $l1.O; oter daysa. 51.75 round tri.