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VOL. 51 NO. 33
BRIDGEPORT, CONN., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1915 PRICE TWO CENTO PREDICT REVIVAL OF RATE WAR IN LOGALSHIPPING Harbormen See Evidences of Repetition of Lively Times of 79 SMITH'S NEW BO ATS NEARING COMPLETION Sale of Steamer Sylvester to Baltimore Man Is Completed News of Important maritime tran sactions, including the sale' . of the John Sylvester, noised . about the wa terfronts to-day, brought predictions that Bridgeport soon is to see a repe tition of thex memorable rate war of 1879. ' c : News of the sale of the John Syl vester brought out the information that Captain Anning J. Smith, ' the well known steamboat man of Nor walk and this city, has planned to rr place this and others of his older ves sels .with modern ships now n earing completion, which-r will be used for service between New L York and Long Island Sound ports. "- ' . : . , . " " Captain" John W. Brown of Balti- more is the purchaser of the steamer John Sylvester. The . transaction is being completed In New York city- today- Concurrently with this knowledge comes the report that, the New Eng land Navigation Company will replace the night boat Nangatuck with the ' freight steamers- New England and the Worth, and will inaugurate a new - day line service with a hew twin-screw steamer. . : u ; - Likewise news nas leaked out from the offices ."of Anning J. Smith in this city that down In the Delaware river two large steel twin , screw steamers with a speed of morexihan 20 knots are being built for his interests.1 ' Dock property along the ; Pequon noiik river has been sought by agents who- have refused to' divulge their. purpose. - The most likely and avail able dock is that formerly used by the Steeplechase Island boats; in Stratford avenue. ': . ; "' The sale of the John. Sylvester and the probable merry rate war that will result -from the installation of a new service by Smith Between New York and Bridgeport brings to., the minds of . many familiar with old harbor days in 1879, when on Sept. 21, Anning J. Smith came to this . city as a comparatively young man, bring- ing the steamer Rosedale, now lying at the foot of East Main street into rn-Ht.ioTi- with the Railroad company which then ran the Laura. , The Ghost of the bid Crystal "Wave, which was lost on - a southern trip is also recalled as the sides of the John Sylvester are being battened for the trip to Baltimore which will prob ably begiu under y the direction of Capt. Brown and a picked crewi this weets ojt iiwjLu. Turning back to newspaper files of September, 1879, one reads of ova tlon which was tendered to Anning J. Smith when he first docked the Rosedale here to run In competition .with the Laura. The price of pas sage, at first uniform at 76 cents, was knocked down until finally the John Sylvester which was brought to re--place, the Laura in 1880 took passen gers i at 35 cents the single trip, and at one time so keen was the eompetl- ' tion that it was said a passenger on one of the boats could get "a dinner, drink of whiskey, a shave and hair cut" included in the passage money. While the Rosedale Is conceded to have made the speed record from dock and ' dock from .New York, the John Sylvester is capable of high . speed and showed it in the several years she ran here. The -steamer . Chrystenah also owned by Smith and at . one . time In this , service but mow an up-river boat on the Hudson was also in the speed class of the , old ' days. - : '-, . -; , - The steamer John Sylvester - was A built at Jersey City, N. J., 1866. She is ' a sidewheeler of 495 gross tons, -838 net; 193 feet over all, 80 foot breadth, drawing 9 feet 6 Inches of water,' of 484 Indicated horsepower and carries a crew of 18. ; Capt. Brown who has purchased the Sylvester is today in New York - with Anning J. Smith where it is. be lieved formal . transfer of the boat will occur.'" Application of transfer of ownership by the United States gov ernment has already been made and it is believed that the paper will be completed . this week. . i Capt. Brown is the owner of a large excursion line running from Balti more to an excursion dock -In the Chesapeake Bay and will include this new purchase in the steamers of that service. Since her construction In the 0's the Sylvester has travelled al most every known port on the Atlan tic . ocean and Into the Gulf of Mexi co, carrying hundreds upon hundreds -"' of thousands of happy excursionists in New York harbor alone, where she has until recently been in the Rock away beach service. , "Good Luck" Pays $118 Fine and Asks For Change of Name ' Richard Lombard, a saloonkeeper" at Maiiroaa ana woraen avenues, is nicknamed ""Good Luck." He wants the name changed.; He says his luck has left him. He has. 118 reasons to prove it. "Good Luck" -and a couple of visi tors were in his saloon yesterday af ternoon when Liquor Agent Wagner and a couple' of patrolmen called un expectedly. Lombard was charged with a violation of the liquor laws and the visitors were arrested its fre quenters. - - - ; i In police court today, Lombard waived examination and paid his own fine of $75 and costs and the fines of the frequenters. .. The total was ' ' POLICE CALLED OUT WHEN WOMEN STORM SHOPS IN ROOSEVELT . Roosevelt, N. J., Feb. 8. A crowd of women today stormed' the gates of the LJebig and William & Clark Fertilizes plants, where 19 strikers were shot by dtputies January 19, and administered a thorough beating to Elmer Osborne, chief engineer at the Liebig works, and Frank Davis, a clerk at the Wil liams & Clark plant Both men were rescued by special policemen.. The trouble started .when some oi' the strikers attempted to go back to work for $1.60 a day. ' This was the wage they received at the time of the strike, the previous wage having been $2 a day. The women jeered and hooted the men going to work this morning and when Osborne and Da vis appeared .attacked them. One man among the' crowd of women was arrested. ; The companies operating the plants .mod a notice .yesterday to the ef fect that unless the men returned to work today they would te discharged. Leaders, of the strikers asserted that the men-who went to work today had not been employed previously in Roosevelt. "ALL DOLLED OUT" Oil FRIEND'S CASH, GIRL ISARRESTED Helped Herself to $60 In : Chum's Trunk to Get '.-' Into Style . -When Annie Szabo, eighteen years old, came here recently from Hun gary, she was much impressed with the American styles, in the newest feminine wear. - She confided to Sadie- Herman, of 360 Pine street, with whom she . lived, her desire to bedeck herslf right up to the minute,', and Sadie- wished her luck. Meanwhile, Sadie befriended her In many ways. The other day, Annie appeared In a new suit and a much feathered hat of the latest mode. At the same time, almost, Sadied discovered that $60 she had saved was missing from its hiding- place in a clothes basket. After an investigation by the po lice, Annie was arrested, i , She Is said to have confessed that $57 of the missing $60 went to her tailor and milliner. , The remaining $3, It was understood, Sadie had expended for a facial massage, manicure And the In troduction of a mercel wave into her hair. ' - -. ' . . .. - . . Th police court today, Sadie's case was continued until tomorrow for further investigation. '-' It is said that a West End ' minister has Interested himself In Sadie's case, but the pro batt6n officer. ,,Mrs. - Burgess, isn't fully satisfied yet that Sadie should be committed to his care. MULES BALK VVHEI1 THEY HAUL MILK; LAVVSUITRESULTS E. J. Wash, Who Bought Balky Pair, Claims He ' Has Kick Coming This is a story about mules and milk. " It bears no relation - to liver and milk, the lunch' room twins; nor has it anything to do with condensed milk or malted milk. " If the mules hadn't refused to haul the milk and if one . oi the consarned mules hadn't flopped right down in the road, saying, "yon can push just so far and no fur ther," there might not have been a lawsuit and therefore no piece for the paper. . .Ike Leckups and; Rivky" Shannon are the gentlemen who are said to have palmed off the -lazy -mules on Edward J. Walsh of this city. , Waish is engaged in the business of hauling milk, the kind that comes from the cow. He declares that on January 27, last he agreed to buy a pair of mules from Leckupsand Shannon, who conduct the Gilbert Street Sales and Exchange '.. stables.' A black horse owned by Walsh, ' was to.' be thrown in as; part of the bargain. Leckups and - Shannon assured Walsh, : according to the complaint, that the mules were sound in wind and limb, would; pull 34 to 50 cans of milk and could kick better than the chorus of a burlesque show. " There was some delay about deliv ering the animals and Walsh says he Anally had to pay .n extra sum. Then It was agreed that if the mules did not pull the milk, he would get his black horse and $808 back. When it came time for the mules to gallop gaily along with the milk, there was trouble. In the language of the complaint, "one mule threw himself on the ground, refusing to work and injuring himself." Walsh declares he had to pay $10 for feed for the mules. He declared the dealers had sold the animals under false representations and he ' wanted his money and his black - horse returned. But Leckups and Shannon turned him down. - So Deputy Sheriff Wieler served papers in a 5500 suit Walsh brought against Leckups and Shannon. He attached nine horses but steered clear of the mules. He said he didn'f have any kick coming. jj'XVK PLEAT NOT GUILTY IN PASSPORT CONSPIRACY. New York, Feb 8 Tentative pleas of not guilty were entered today by Carl Ruroede, William Hednrich Sa- chsse, August R. Meyer, Walter Mul loy and Herman Wegener to indict ments charging them with conspir acy to obtain American passports from the state department. Ruroede is charged with obtaining the pass- porta ' and the four,, others, German reservists, with attempt to make use of them. Ruroede was held in $25 000. bail; Sachsse, who is a lieutenant in the German army, was released on his military parole ,and others were held in $5,000 each. Tin TOOK HIS LIFE BECAUSE OF MONEYTROUBLE Youth Before Coroner Tells of Man's Threat To Com mit Suicide FOUND DYING IN HIS FAIRFIELD GROCERY Coroner's Inquiry Develops Fact That He Kept Rifle Always Near That the loss of $26 so preyed on the mind of John Timko that he de cided to take his "own life is the be lief of those who heard the testimony at the coroner's inquest today. Timko was found dying in his grocery and tobacco store" yesterday morning in State street extension, Fairfield. There was a rifle bullet wound just back of his left ear. A Winchester repeating rifle, of .22 calibre, was found near him. Timko had bled profusely, and the articles and the little bedroom bB.ck of the store where he slept were daubed with gore. . Louis KLovatCh, an 18 year old hoy who lives next door to Timko's store, said Timko had been drinking heavily and that he threatened to kill himself unless he recovered the $26. This money, according to Kovatch. was in a bureau drawer in the little bed room where Timko slept in the rear of his little store. "He looked for the money and couldn't find it," Kovatch told Coroner Phelan today. "Then he . said he would kill himself unless he found it by Saturday night.' He was drunk about once every three days during the last month. Friday he complain ed of pains in his head. Saturday afternoon he was very drunk when he told me about the money and said he would kill himself. ' He also kept the rifle between his bed and the bureau. He asked me if I had taken good care of his bills and when I said I had he told me to be. sure and get everything that had been trusted out on the books. r "Saturday his mind didn't seem to be , right. He appeared to be wor ried over something and he over charged a customer. I didn't see him axter 8 o clock Saturday night." Timko was about 60 years old and had lived .in the West End for many- years. Some years ago he lost his left leg below the knee and he ha since worn an artificial leg. Kovatch and a friend named Steven Kurmai went to the store to purchase some tobacco about 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and discovered Timko stretched out on the noor bleeding from the head. The store was locked and the boys were unaDie.to gain entrance but throiie-h ,the window in ' the store they were aoie 10 see tne body of the old man stretched out in his bedroom his legs protruding into the store. Ltiey ran to a neighboring hmma and telephoned to John Timko, Jr., a -son of the dead man who with nis Drotner Frank keeps a saloon at 384 Pine street. The latter rushed out immediately but by the time he arrived neighbors had broken into' the door and telephoned for the emer gency hospital ambulance. Supt- Gordon allowed the ambu lance to go over the line to bring the dying man to St.. Vincent's hospital. There he died from loss of blood within a few hours. - - Dr. Beaudrv who went with the ambulance found x-imito sitting in a chair when he ar rived. The bullet had passed through his throat" and so wounded him that he was unable to talk. He maintained a stoical attitude un til the end. While he could not talk ne would not even indicate by a nod of the head whether or not he had attempted his life, although Dr. Beau dry and the physicians at St. Vin cent's hospital repeatedly questioned him. State Policeman Frank Virelll and Sheriff H. R. Elwood of Fairfield are assisting Coroner Phelan to-day in the investigation. Morbid persons who entered the shop before the authori ties arrived tracked blood all over the floor of the store and the little bed room beyond and they pawed about the effects of the dead man and so disarranged . them that it looked as if there had been a struggle prior to the shooting. The coroner was trying to determine this afternoon how Timko got the rifle Into position to inflict the wound in the back of his ear. The dead man and his "wife imves been living apart for some time and it is said that he frequently brooded over his marital troubles . ' and at such times he" invariably turned , to drink. Besides the widow --and the two sons mentioned Timko leaves an other son, Stephen, - a hoseman at tached to No. 7 engine house. The rifle with, which Timko was shot was owned by his son Frank. Timko had borrowed it several weeks ago saying he wanted to shoot rats. Several unexploded cartridges were in the magazine and' an empty shell in the barrel right under the hammer. It was a bullet from this shell that caused death. Ambulance Surgeon Beaudry said there were very distinct powder marks about the wound back of the ear. The doctor eaid that the hemorrhage from the wound did not prevent Timko from talking but that the bullet had torn some of the' ligaments of his throat. Dr. Beaudry said that Timko was suffering from" fatty degeneration of the heart in an advanced stage and would- probably have died soon from that cause even if he had not been wounded. - Coroner Phelan was continuing his examination this afternoon assisted by Medical Examiner Gar lack of Bridge port, Sheriff Elwood- and State Po liceman Verilll. STOCK SHIPMENTS STOPPED. Pittsburg, Feb. 8. All interstate shipments of live stock were 'stopped at the yards at noon today under the foot and mouth disease quarantine. all stock In the yard after that hour being for local slaughter. PRESIDENT TRIES TO AVOID CALLING SPECIALSESSION Tells Missouri Visitors He Has Plans That May Make Step Unnecessary SENATORS DIVIDED ON NEED FOR CALL Ship Purchase Filibuster May Mean Extra Work, Opinion Held by Many Washington, Feb. 8. President Wil son told callers today he was making efforts to avoid an extra session of Congress. To Representative Burland and a Missouri delegation who asked him t speak in Kansas City on his contem plated trip to San Francisco in March the President said he wanted to pre vent the necessity for calling an extra session, but had not finally determined on his course. ... ' Senator Williams told the President he' favored an extra session if th ship ping bill were defeated through a fil ibuster but some other senators op posed an extra session for- any pur pose. With the arrival of Senator New lands and Senator Smith of South Car olina the parliamentary situation was changed; Senator Smith had not been expected to return on account of seri ous illness In his family. With his vote and that of Senator Newlands, administration leaders claimed a -tie vote on the motion to recommit with instructions. The Vice-President would be relied upon to cast the deciding vote. As soon as Renublican leaders learn ed of the return of Senators Newlands and Smith, a conference was called to consider plans of action. The Republicans determined to , op pose any effort to bring up Senator Gore's resolution to discharge the commerce commission from consider ing his substitute bill which embodies amendments satisfactory to progres sive Republicans and may receive sup port from the seven DemocrcLtio Insur gents. Should the Democrats press a vote on : their recommitment motion the Republicans plan to semue the fil ibuster. . . ' Today was one of the occasions la .the history of the Senate when a full attendance, 96 senators, was present. When the session began Senator Rans dell spoke in favor of the bill. GUARDSFIRE ONSUSPECTS AT U.M.C.C0, What Is believed to have been a serious attempt to damage property of the IT. M. C- company was made early Sunday and was only frustrated in one instance by a volley of shots directed at the running fugitive who had gained admission to the grounds by climbing a high fence. Two persons were implicated in the attempt which was made at 3 min utes past twelve when - the "guard shifts. The man shot at escaped but was later seen near the Lakeview home by the guards who were able to keep him away by threats of .fir ing. A description of the men gives one as being short and stocky and the other of larger build. . American Seamen Warned to Ship For Return Passage Seamen of Bridgeport shipping from. American ports In foreign or dotaiestlc bottoms were warned today to be sure that they are shipped for a return trip or not to venture across the waters. SA. cable communication from American Consul General E. D. Winslow, to the. Department of Com merce has been transmitted by Com missioner - E. T. Chamberlain to 'the customs authorities of Bridgeport. The communication in' original text reads: "The consul general, at Copen hagen cables under date of the 28th ultimo' warning American , seamen snipping on Danish ships for Danish ports to sign only on condition of re turn passage being guaranteed" This is taken to mean that many American seamen have been stranded in that country after passage from America and the fear of ship captains to again return to America. HUNDRED MEN RUSH SPUR TRACK TO SITE OF NEW ALMSHOUSE One hundred men were at work today rushing work on the spur track from the U. M. C. Co.'s line to the ne wLakeview home site, and despate the necessity of blasting, it is expect ed that the work will be completed in a week. Contracts for the build ing of the new almshouse probably will be signed today by the Oscawana Construction- which was awarded the contract last week. JUDGE TIERNEY WILL ADDRESS HOLY NAME SOCIETY HERE TONIGHT Judge William L. Tierney of Green wich will deliver a lecture tonight to the Holy Name society of the Sacred Heart R. C. church. The lecture will take place in the basement of the church. Judere Tieme-w wilt sneak on Our Government." TAMA Summary OF TH War News The German army in the Ar gonne has begun another of the repeated attacks which has made : that section of eastern France one of the most bitterly contested battlefields. The official Ger man statement today announces , the capture of a- portion of the allies' positions in the Argonne. The French war office says that one German attack was repulsed and that the fighting is still in ' progress. In northern France, near La Bassee, there was violent artillery engagement yesterday, but along the western front as a whole It was comparatively quiet. Slackening of the attack along the Warsaw front by the Ger mans and their transfer of troops across Prussia were expected in Warsaw to lead a general on slaught by the Russians, in the endeavor to clear Poland of tha . Invaders. In the forward move ment already has been under taken in one section of theV line near the Bzura river and is re- , ported to have won some success for the Russians. Premier ASquVth announced in the House of Commons that Brit ish losses in the west up to Feb. 4 including killed, wounded and missing were approximately 104, 000 men., Ambassador Page made a re port to Washington on the use of the American flag by -the-steamship Lusitania. The Germaa, attack in Central Poland ' thus far has failed to make a gap In the Russian lines which would open the way to Warsaw and apparently the only result of the 'battle . has been heavy losses on both sides. Pe 1 trograd has announced the cap ture Of several German positions but the general alignment of the opposing armies has not been changed materially-. f. Minor vic tories there and In nbrthern Po land are reported iby the Rus sian war office today. , There is no slackening of ac tivity in the Carpathians where the Austrians, assisted by Ger main reinforcements are strug gling ' with the Russians . for mastery of the mountain passes which give access to northern Hungary. ' Important successes for the Russians in several engagements are announced officially at Petro grad. It iSa said that Austrian attacks broke down and that in addition to inflicting heavy losses on their .opponents the Russians . captured 2,500 prisoners. A private despatch from Nish, Serbia, describes a battle be tween Serbian and Austrian , troops which 4s said to have re sulted from an invasion by the . Austrians of Rumania soil in the direction of an important strate gic position which controls 4 the only Serbian position on 'the Danube permitting communica - tion with Austria. Official VIEWS OF World's War GERMAN ' Berlin Feb. 8 The war depart ment this afternoon gave out an offi cial statement on the progress of the ' fighting which reads: "The fighting to the south and southwest of LaBassee continues. A short trench taken 'by the enemy has been recaptured. "In the Argonne we wrested from our opponents a portion of their forti fied positions, otherwise there has been no change of Importance in this region. "On the east Prussian frontier, southeast of the Plain of The Lakes and in Poland, on the right bank, of the Vistula there have been a few unimportant and for us successful engagements of local - Importance. Otherwise, there is nothing tore port from the east." RUSSIAN Petrograd, Feb. 8 Hard fighting continues in the Carpathians, with successes of considerable importance for the Russian troops, according to an official communication issued here today. The text of the communica tion follows: "On the right bank of the Vistula some skirmishes -favorable to our troops took place. On the front near the village of Madroz Cossacks at tacked a squadron of the enemy sup ported by in fantry, capturing 20 Hussars.- "On the , left bank of the Vistula; on the Bzura and Rawka rivers can nonading continued on Feb. 6 but neither adversary undertook active operations. In the region of the vil lage of Kaminoy we began an offen sive and made some little progress in spite of an obstinate resistance by the enemy. Our artillery successful ly bombarded a column of Germans who were moving in the direction of Bolimow from Zemiary. The infan try was compelled to flee, abandon ing their artillery upon the highway. "In the Carpathians, hard fighting continues. Our troops broke down the enemy's .rlsistance at three forti ; Continued on Pafre 2. FLA LAG WAllAOTEe ' FLYING OF . U. S. Ambassador Page Cables port on Marine Incident That Has- Stirred Two Continents United States Not Likely to Take Immediate Action Case of Emden is Cited. London, Feb. 8 Walter Hines Page, the American am-, uassador in London, today forwarded -to the state department at Washington a report on the Lusitania flag incident. The ambassador in-his report informally reviews the al leged use of the American, flag by the Gunard liner on enter ing Liverpool harbor Saturday morning as was related to the members of the embassy staff by Americans who had cross ed the Atlantic on the vessel, j Capital Is Silent Pending Report of Page On Lusitania - t Washington, Feb. 8 The report from Ambassador Page at London on the hoisting of the American flag on the Cunarder Lusitania while cross ing the Irish Sea was expected here today and pending its arrival there were no, official statements of how the American government regarded the Incident. It was also expected in official quarters that the British ad miralty statement on the incident might come- to the state department later in the form of an official 'com munication. . .:.-.',' f No Developments yet v" While the . Incident was discussed with interest In official and diplomatic quarters, there was no indication of what development it might take. ' Naval .officers recalled that the navy regulations permit a warship to fry another flag than its own tout- specific ally provide it must be hauled down and the ship's own flag must be hoist ed before a shot is fired. There are many incidents In naval"hitory where that- lias been, the latest?" -being the German sea rover JiJmden, which hoisted the Japanese flag just before making a daring raid at Penang. Experts in naval procedure recall ed no case, - however, where a. mer chant man was involved. f Justify Use of Flag1. It was recalled in naval circles here today that when Captain Glass, com manding the cruiser Charleston, on his way to .the Philippines with a con voy of troops, stopped and captured Guam, tie ordered the Japanese flag to be flown on his flagship and' those of his flotilla. He signalled this mess age tothe steamers Australia, Peking and Sydney, merchant ships under charter to the government and in use as troopships: "Passing signal station at Guam, Charleston will hoist Japanese colors, other vessels same or none." ' The deception was aided by the fact that the Charleston was simil ar in appearance to the Japanese cruiser Naniwa. ' All the authorities oh international law and the manual in use at the naval war college Justify the use of other flags on warships. Senator "Stone said it would be post sible for Congress to adopt a resolu tion protesting against the incident but he thought it a matter to be handled entirely by the executive branch of ttje government. N Cite Confederate Precedent. An example of the use of neutral flags is recalled, which is a classic in history. ' It ' was that of the Confederate sloop-of-war Onside, which approach ed Mobile harbor in 1862 under a British ensign. Captain ,FreWe ,in command of '. the federal blockading fleet caused a blank shot to be fired across the Oneida's ' bow but not in time to prevent the Confederate ves sel from running the blockade and enterinf g Mobile harbor where she found shelter under the shore 'bat teries. - Captain Preble was dismissed from the naval service on the ground that he had not adopted sufficiently vigor ous measures to stop the Oneida but he. was afterwards restored to the navy by action of the captain of the Oneida, who in disregard of his own personal safety and without waiting for safe conduct from the federal commanders, passed through the Union line and came to President Lincoln at the White House to testify that Captain Preble had discharged his full duty under international law, especially in view of a tender state of relations between the United States and Great Britain. England Is Stirred By Lusitania's Use Of Stars and Stripes "S London, Feb.- 8 The arrival at Liverpool under the American flag of the Cunard liner Lusitania is given much space in the English papers to day. The information was received too late to permit of much editorial comment as yet but enough has been printed to show that the incident is regarded as one of great importance. It is not generally expected, however, that the British government will take further action unless Washington requests- an explanation. In the realm of military activity all eyes today are turned toward the eastern battle front. Here the tre mendous efforts of both sides have not as yet produced any results worthy to be called decisive. The Russian forces, which have been giving ground before the flerae attacks of the reinforced. BY, EMM' mm State Department Re Austro-German army in the Carpath ian passes, apparently have checked theonward rush of the defenders of Hungary vbut in front of Warsaw the opponents appear still to be hammer ing each other's lines with a fierce ness which recalls the first German invasion of Poland. In spite Of the- desperate nature of the . f ghting In front of Warsaw it is generally believed in England that the most critical action is developing in the Carpathians where ,'the reported : Russian reverse (nay conipromise the new campaign against Hungary. - Except for minor German attacks on Nieuport the western battles line has enjoyed a quiet week-end. Air and sea operations also have been sus pended. The usual Sunday rumors that Zeppelins were on their way to the British capital were absent. There also has been a complete absence of any naval news. BRITISH CASUALTIES ' NOW TOTAL 101,003 London, Feb. 8 Premier Asquith, speaking in the House- of Commons today said that British casualties in all ranks, in the western arena of the war from the bediming of hostilities to Feb. 4,. amounted to approximately 104,000 men. This includes killed, wounded and missing. - RUSSIANS PLANNING NEW ATTACK IN EAST Warsaw. Russian Pnlanfl Tfeh The reaction which followed tv . satio'n of the fierce German aggressive in the region of Humin and Borjimow and the transfer of German troops northward to initiate a new offensive in the east Prussian country between Tilsit, Gumblnnen 'and Lipno, has left Russian forces in PolanB, In the opin ion of followers of the war, with an opportunity for the long heralded movement. . Ever since the German attni-w rn Borjimow which reached its climax inursaay a general decrease in the numbers of German troops between the Junction of the Bzura river and Bolimow has been going on. Follow ing their failure to make material headway - against the Russian line which projected Humin and Borji mow, the Germans shifted their- st tack to the right bank of the Vistula, northwest of Warsaw, between Lipno and Sierpec. This attack, however, was not comparable in intensity with tne former -movement. The new Russian -advance, accord ing to the latest and mnst reiiahio formation reaching Warsaw, already nas Deen successful between the Bzura Junction and Vitkovitzie wI-ipt-p tv.- have taken a number of German. trenches and started the enemv nrn a precipitate retreat in which the Germans left a large numbe rf pieces of artillery behind them. GALWAY TO BE BASE FOR PATROL BOATS Dublin, Feb. 8. The Admiralty lia decided to make fiaJwa v . coastal patrol boats and mine sweep ers, sixteen of which are expected to arrive at that port in a few days.: Warnings have .been issued by the authorities- to the Inhabitants of the west coast instructing them -.vhat to do in case of a raid nnfl tviio v. . , caused-some comment as hitherto it was- believed that the west coast of: Ireland was free from this risk. A story has been received in G-alway from a resident on the Sligo coast to the effect that a few days ago through, powerful glasses he saw two cruisers pursuing a submarine, which he could see diving. The presence of, German submarines at that 'place seems im possible and no further confirmation of the story has been received. Six Cents Buys This Rather Hefty Dinner Paris. Feb. 8. The Tna.l -wTiir-l-i fht Labor Unions of the Seine have suc ceeded in giving for 6 cents at their popular restaurants are now quit elaborate. At noon. SOU-n. n. nlata rtf rnoaf glass of wine and bread without limit. At mgiit, a soup, a vegetable, a glasa of wine and bread without limit. For 10 cents thpv irivp nmm n I -.j meat, plate of vegetables, a cheese on a aesserx, a glass oi wine and all th bread one wants. WEATHER FORECAST Fair and colder tonight; Tuesday fair, t strong winds.