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t ? V PS o VOL. 51 NO. 36 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., THURSDAY, FEB. 11, 1915 PRICE. TWO CENTS i irf1 .i jJjl, jj, ll, 3 r-;-V-;vJUL i ft Robbins, Under Indictment, For onorable Post JlailroadN Ex-Counsel Will Stay on State. Board of - Education f HOLCOMB SENDS HIS ' NAME TO SENATE jETominee Has , Claimed Im munity Because, of Testi-" . mony He Gave v' -f :v- . '- ; -.-'- " ,'.y r , (Special to The Farmer.) Hartford, Feb. .11. Governor Hol comb to-day sent to the senate to suc ceed himself as a member of the state board of education the name of Bd . ward X. Robbins, . formerly a director and chief counsel for the New Karen road. - . " ..-.-. i As a result of the scandals by which the looting of the New Haven system 'was exposed. Robbins and other dlrec : ctors were retired, or . resigned, and Robbins was replaced as counsel by Benjamin' I. Speck.. .:. Robbins Is now under'-indictxnent by the Federal Government for -alleged - violations -of the Federal law, with respect to . the New Haven t transact tions. 'H has claimed "Immunity, be cause of . testimony given before the Federal tribunals. His trial ; has been postponed until next month. , - Two years ago JRobbins testified before Commissioner Prouty; then a member of .the Inter-Btate Commerce "' Commission,' 1 al a hearing In Boston, that, among other sums, Robbins had ihad $200,000 of the money of the stockholders of the New Haven Com pany, to expend.'-He testified that with this money; he formed Vpublic opln " ion" 'until he "was able to obtain de ;slred legislation from the General as sembly, , by- unanimous vote. AUEillSTS FIND 1 uOOS MENTALLY - IRRESPONSIBLE Mev - York. Fob. 11 (Frederick 1 Mors, who confessed to. having caused the deaths of eight aged . Inmates of the GermaiL " Odd Fellows'" home at TTooikers where he .was employed as nurse; 1 was "today declared to be "men tally unwell try 'alienists who exam ined him at Bellevue Hospital, to which institution he was committed ten days ago for observation, as to his Matty.-?' -y : : "' .arrangements were at nee made to hold a conference of the representa tives of the three counties havtnsr authority In the case . to determine 'what further action should, be taken. DOMESTIC HELD; FOR MASSEY'S DEATH IN FAINT (Special The Farmer) Toronto,. Feb. 11 Carrie- Davis, the domestic who is under - arrest charged with the murder of Charles A. Massey, formerly of Bridgeport, Conn., and who was shot on the thres hold of his home, 169 Walmer road; Monday night was unable to be pres ent -at. the inquest held Tuesday as she Is , suffering from nervous col lapse. The coroner . decided in con sequence of . her ' Illness v that little . evidence would be taken until she was -In condition to be present. , Miss Beatrice Dennis, who lives op posite' ha"s been found to be another eye-witness to the tragedy. She stat ed today that the first shot fired by the girl took effect and that Massey staggered to . the sidewalk and felL The - second shot was fired while was retreating. . " - Dr. Mitchell who was first on the eceite has - told the coroner that the victim died in a few minutes without regaining consciousness. : An ad journment of the inquest was made until. Monday next. BOARD. OF TRADE SPEAKER TALKS Oil OPEN SHOP IDEA How the- open shop movement had . made progress in Hartford was the subject of a speech iby -Secretary Thomas J. Keley of ' the State Board of Trade before delegates of the board .at the annual meeting held i in the - ' Board of Trade rooms here today .i Sec retary Kelley, who is an eloquent 'talker, explained how Hartford man ufacturers solved the problem and he was asked many questions. Another speaker ' was W. H. Seeley, manager 'of the land " and farms bureau main tained by the New : .Haven railroad. He tallced interestingly on -Anduatrtal conditions in this state. President Lyman Root of Stamford rpresided at the meeting: at which were delegates from this -.city, Norwich, Hartford,. New . Haven - and Stamford. After the addresses the.delegatea went to The Stratfield for luncheon. - .. C. H Kaine of .Memphis, who plead--ed guilty to misuse of , the mails,- was sentteneed to five years' imprisonment in the Atlanta Federal prison. 0 i-v- - - NEW BRITAIN PRIEST VICTIM OF REVENGE, IS FRIEND'S BELIEF DEBT CAUSING,; LEAKS IN LAVS OFUONNECTIGUT Senator - Magee, . Chairman of the. Appropriation . Committee Accounts Forttate Deficit 1 : Hartford. Feb. 11 A statement on the financial outlook in the state and having -'behind. It ,the force of .' his knowledge as chairman of the appro-! priations committee. Was made to the senate tcday ." toy, Senator- Magee, - of Watertown. He frankly-said that his committee feels that in spite of -"every effort made, to economize.it would be Impossible to -brini- the appropria tions doWn'-fo. a, point anywhere near the estimated, income of the State dur-s Ing the next two years. Senator Ma gee at the outset quoted from the gov ernor's message in which. It had "been pointed out that the net state debt in 1904 was $214,584 while in 1914 it was $10,91,278. He also said, that the estimated public expense for the next two years is given as $17, 678. 265, . .-one item of which is $4;456,000 for improved highways. ., "The attitude of the appropriations committee is to cut down On expenses I-wherever ' possible. About tne-half of the ..appropriations asked for are fixed' specifically by statute. . Of the $2,623,436 called for toy the education department, 6 6 per cent,, is statutory and the committee has no option than to pass favorably .on. that part. The judicial department' calls for $1,431,650, which Is practically all statutory. ' ' a The Senator sthen added: . "- "The matter of increasing" salaries and of passing acts entailing a still larger expense to the state has already been brought to the attention of the committee. - Several bills of- this character are now- pending . ; and I hope the senate and house ftrlll go carefully Ibefore they put the stamp of approval on, them. . The' leaks which (have caused the ever-increas ing debt to the state are found large ly in gemeral statues. 1 . - HOFFMAN LOSES SUIT GROWING OUT OF BASEBALL POOL Claim That ; Cards Are Gambling Devices No Ex- , cuse For Non-Payment . The claim that baseball pool cards are a' gambling .'device and therefore not a suitable base for collection was denied 3y Judge Scott of the common pleas court in a decision today.' .H gave damages of $19 and costs for Le Roy C. Miller of this city against Dan ny Hoffman, of "this city, a baseball player of national fame who formerly played with the Philadelphia Ameri can league team. Miller said he furnished the cards to Hoffman twoyears ago when the player was a member of the St. Paul, Minn., club. He asked $85 damages.. The case was previously tried in the city court and Judge Coughliri found in Hoffman's favor. An appeal was taken.- . ' ; - ' ' " " '."'."' - - ; Judge Scott awarded the plaintiff $718.83 in the suit brought by Judge Frank I. Wilder, administrator on the Nellie A. Parsons estate, against Jo seph F. Stiegler ofvthis city. : The ac tion was brought to recover on a note for $1,000. In the suit of Daniel Sheehan of Nbrwalk against A. J. Barry of Non walk,; Judge : Scott gave Sheehan $64 damages.' The claim was for 4 $125 for goods furnished. 1 1 SCHOOIiS TO CLOSE. To-morrow being Lincoln day and a legal -holiday, all offices in--the , city hall will be closed for public business. The public schools and all banks will close also. t There will be no recount Of the votes cast at Tuesday's special election in Hoboken when commission govern merit was carried by only three votes. " Peoria -county has been attacked by the stock plague.. A herd of 35, most of them pure bred, was killed by Fed eral and State inspectors. I '4 "- '4is i PRIEST MURDER STILL IS FAR FR0L1 SOLUTION Conflicting Theories As To Motive For New Britain's Startling Crime REWARDS PILE tJP FOR CONVICTIONS Priest May Have Been Ob ject of Revenge at Hands of Blaek Handers (Special io The Farmer) New Britain, Feb. 11 Conflicting theories as to the motives behind the murder of Rev. Joseph Zebris and his housekeeper obscure every avenue of inquiry into the crime .which, has shaken the people of this city with its horror. .; W. J. Rawlings, chief of police, is convinced that revenge, rather than robbery, was : the -motive '-tot- the crime. He. looks for a long and dif ficult task in ' finding the murderers, unless luck throws "something in his way. - - Rewards amounting to $2,300 -have been offered for the arrest and con viction of the criminals, : $1,000: by the state, $1,000 by New Britain, and $800 by Individuals. Members of St. Andrew's parish, will, it is said, offer an additional reward of $700. That Rev. 'Father Zebris was mur dered because vof the crusade he was conducting against , anarchists . and (Continued on Page Two) Finds Three ncoriscious In Coal Gas Iiillie Bowman," aged 30, her son Ab raham, aged 9, and daughter,' Oussie, aged 10, of 174 Hallett street,'- are to-, day in the Bridgeport hospital recov ering- from the- effect pf.... .poajjgra fumes from Which they --were rescued after extreme ' labor by Emergency Surgeon J3. li. Weldon. ,- The fact -that the whole family did not perish isdue to the fact that Mi chael Bowman, head of the family, is a -light sleeper. He awakened at 2:30 this morning to detect the odor of coal gas. Hastening to the; adjoining bed toom he found that b fumes- had overcome his wife-and children. .. "With the aid of pther residents of the build ing he opened the window and called the ambulance. , Dr. Weldon worked for - some time ov - the unconscious three and when they could be removed he had them taken to the hospital in the ambulance. The family had just moved into the building. - - i WARNER GIRLS QUIT AT CUT ON PIECE WORK About 50 girls employed" in, the tip ping department at the Warner Bros. Co. went on strike and quit their jjobs today when a cut an the price paid for their work was announced -by their foreman. The girls are employed put ting the metal tips on the end of cor set steels to hold the cloth covering on the steels. They are paid a piece work scale of wages. . They claim, they have been able to earn an aver age of $9 per week heretofore tout that through a recent cut - in the prices they are now able to earn but $6. They protested against the cut and on being told it would have to stay they walked out. 1 Contradictory stor ies concerning the status of the strike were in circulation today. One story was to th eeftect that probably 100 more gif is would walk - out on strike tonight. - "It's an absolute lie," said John J. MoCabe, manager of the steel depart ment at- the Warner Bros." factory this afternoon, when asked about the strike. "There has been no strike here and none of the girls have quit work," he said. . ' Manager MoCa.be said he couldn't account for what anyone might - say about what happened in - the fac tory. . ...- .-.. - DIt. KIERNAN UNDER ARREST; DOMESTIC TROUBLE THE CAUSE Dr. J. M. Kiernan, aged 35, former ly a well known pnysician of this city and said once to have been on the emergency staff of M city was plac ed under arrest at the home of his mother. 46 Sanford avenue, last night. upon complaint of his wife , in New Haven, charging him with non-sup port. In the city court this morning upon recommendation of the assistant prosecuting attorney . the case was permitted to go over for trial on Sat urday morning. This action is said to be at the request of Attorney B. O'Keefe, of New Haven, representing the defendant, and evidence of more or less startling nature is promised at that time. Those closely -associated with the docter intimate that Kiernan and his wife have parted and .that action for divorce is imminent It is said that Kiernan, who recently established a good practice in West Haven came to this city several 'days ago to live and that his wife now resides at 377 Beach street. New Haven. .. , -- ., " . - ! . E-1' Ex? IF": IF"1. Situation Advertisements Will Be Inserted Free. Advertisements to be written out and left at or mailed to Farmer Office day before insertion. Send in your adv. for 'situation wanted and we will insert free of charge. ELWELL NAMED AS SUCCESSOR OF T. B. JORD (governor Holcomb Promotes Chief Inspector to Mem bership on Commission MANY REPUBLICANS SOUGHT THE JOB Judge Elmore S. Banks Had Been Prominently Men tioned for the Place (Special to Farmer.) Hartford," Feb. 11 Gov.?, Hoicomb today" sent to the . Senate the nomina tion of C. C- Elwell to be public utili ties commissioner for a term of. 6 years from .July 1, succeeding Theo dore Ford of Bridgeport. - Mr. El well is at present engineer and chief inspector for the commission. . The position pays $5,000 per year and ex penses.;' "j- The nomination of Mr. Elwell was something of a surprise to many. Re publicans, for his name had not been prominently mentioned among the long list of aspirants for the place. A. E. Winchester, who has charge , of JN or walk t municipal , electric lighting plant, was among those in the race. Both houses must confirm the nom ination of Mr. Elwell. Judge Elmore S. Banks had been ' among those prominently mentioned for the place. Ik was Gov.-; Hoicomb s desire to re tain a practical engineer of the board. The promotion of Mr. Elwell leaves vacant . the - office of chief inspector. and a general scramble for that place Is anticipated. ' ' . Seymour Succeeds Self , :;. on Board of Pardons (Special to the Farmer.) ' . Hartford, Feb. 11 Among the ex ecutive nominations sent to the sen ate, today, by Governor Hoicomb, was that of Morris ,W. Seymour of Bridge port, to succeed himself as a mem ber of the State Board of .Pardons. The term is for four -years from the first' Monday in June. Governor Hoicomb also nominated Dr. Xk H. Pons of Rorbury, ,o succeed himself as a member of the State Board of "Health for a" term, bt six years. ' .-- Bree Wants to Know ? ;'L: What 'sf on ' the Table (Special to the Farmer.) " . Hartford, Feb, .11 Senator Bree "of New Haven, precipitated a lively de bate in the senate, today, iby moving that all -matters laid on the table be printed in the calendar for the guid ance of the senators. He explained that such procedure would keep the members informed at all times on whafe business was on the table. Senator Isbell, the majority leader, objected strenuously to Senator Bree's proposition, maintaining that it would make the calendar cumbersome and that there was no need for such pro cedure. Senator Isbell said that Senator Bree's motion was aimed - solely at the resolution appointing a tax expert, which was tabled in the senate- a few days ago. Senator Purcell of. Hartford, said that Senator Isbell's great . solicitude in behalf of the taac expert bill, and his opposition to the plan to print the y same along with other tabled measures might cause one to think "that there was . something funny about it." The debate closed when Senator Bree withdrew his motion In order that Senator Majgee might make his scheduled speech on ap propriations. - Senator Magee's speech was rather lengthy and as his time was limited Senator Bree acceeded to his request that he might be heard immediately. Amhendment Passes. (Special to the Farmer.) . Hartford,- Feb. 11 Senator Corn ley's amendment revising Hhe taxing district lines in Bridgeport was rush ed through both houses today under a suspension of the rules. In the sen ate, Senator Mead. chairman of the committee on cities and boroughs, re ported favorably and said there was but slight opposition to the amend ment. . On, his motion the bill was passed and sent to the house. In ithe house the , speaker ordered the amendment tabled and Represen tative Garlick .received permission to explain ; the necessity for immediate action on the matter. On his mo tion under a suspension of the rules the- amendment then passed the house and was transmitted to the secretary of state. - , . - Bartlett Named. (Special to the; Farmer.) Hartford, Feb. ll--The senate to day passed a resolution under suspen sion of the rules naming Senator Frederick A. Bartlett judge of the city court of Bridgeport for the term of two years, from June 3, 1915. There was no opposition to its passage. JURY AWARDS WIDOW $1,000 FROM DOCTOR Judge Refuses to Accept Judgment of $100 and Sends Jurors Back SHE SUED PHYSICIAN v FOR HUSBAND'S DEATH Counsel For Greenwich v Practitioner Not Decided Yet As To Appeal Finding Dr. Fritz G. Hyde of Greenwich,' guiltyof negligence in al lowing a patient to contract a. ,fatal attack of pneumonia, a jury in the superior court this morning awarded Clara White of Greenwich, $1,000 damages in her suit against the physi cian. She asked for $10,000, alleging that her husband had -died .because Dr. Hyde had kept him in a cold hos pital room where he did not have suf ficient covering.- The Jury? went out yesterday morn ing and about 6:15 last night brought in a verdict for $100 for Mrs. White. Judge Webb refused to allow, this and sent the jurors back.. Later he ex cused jthem until today. This morn ing the court made, a short address to the jurors. He said he did not intend to ' censure them because he knew the. case was a difficult one to decide." He told them if they thought Mrs White had proved her case they ought to give her substantial damages and if not they ought to find for Dr. Hyde. He did n"ot think a small sum like $100 could he considered fair.' . ...,. The jury retired again about 10:80 and brought in the final verdict short ly after 11; Counsel for Dr. Hyde said1 they had not 'decided whether an appeal Would be taken. assemby busy on patronage: ANHnEWJOBS Costly Scheme For Revision of; the Statutes is Speed- 0 ed on Its Way ', ' . (Special to The Farmer.) : - ' Hartford, ' Feb. 11. The chief busi ness of the eGneral Assembly contin ues to be grinding out patronage. Gov ernor Hoicomb sent in- several names for places, today, , and the city court mill was busy grinding , out judges. - Appointments of the governor, also sent to the Senate, were as follows: : State board of mediation and arbi tration, Lucius ES. Whiton of New Lon don, Hugh C. -Shalvoy of Danbury and Edward W. Broder of Hartford; board of pardons, Morris W. - Seymour of Bridgeport and Frank H. Turkfngton of Morris; state board of education, Edward D. -' Bobbins of New Haven; state board of health. Albert W. Phil lips of . Derby and L. J. Pons of Ro3k bury. , , The House concurred with the Sen ate in appointing John R. , Booth s Judge at New Haven. Mr. Perry and Mr. Stanford spoke briefly, expressing their endorsement of Judge Booth for: the position. . ' The judiciary committee again made quick disposition in Judgeship contests, reporting to the House a number of resolutions on which hearings were given - yesterday. Among resolutions favorably reported were these : J. C. Martin, deputy Judge at Orange; - Wil liam F. Woodward, judge, and James N. Tucker, deputy Judge at Killingly; F. Hu Hinckley, Judge, and L. D. Fair brother, deputy judge at Stoningtoru William B. Coit, - Judge, and" Louts CrandalL associate Judge at New Lon don. A resolution for W. A. Breed, for Judge at Stonington.j was rejected on an unfavorable report. . Resolutions in favor of Judges Scott and Crandall at New London to -fill va cancies were adopted and sent to the Senate. - - In accordance with a favorable re port on the subject,. Senator T. J. Mal loy of Hartf ord and Representatives Thomas Hughes of Farmington and Williamson of Darien were named as a committee to consider the advisabil ity and terms under which a digest of uie vonnecuui report can be issued, a report to be made by April 1. This matter -was sent to the Senate 'for con current action. The House appointed P. M Hickey, judge, and S. N. Brainard, deputy Judge at East Hart ford, and G. G. Griswold, Judge, and C. W. Stevens deputy Judge at Berlin. FR. LEDOCHOIVSKY IS NEW BLACK POPE Rome, Feb. 11. Father Ledb-cliowskj- was to-day elected gen eral of the Society of Jesus, in suc cession to Father Francis - Xavier Wernz, who ; died in Rome, August 20, a few hours after the demise of Pope Pius X. The new general is a nephew i of the late Cardinal Ledochowsky. J Efforts are being made to reform the spelling of college students, as their writing is often illegible, mis takes in spelling are often not dis covered. WEATHER FORECAST Unsettled weatiier tonight; Friday 2 fair with higrher temperature, t LA liiiJ JzaLlQ Summary '.' - OF. THE. War News The United States has taken a firm stand concerning the rights ' ', of American - shipping In un blockaded ' waters. In its not to Great Britain yesterday it point : ed out that the general use of American flag by British vessels - would be highly dangerous . to neutral vessels and would-be viewed by this government with anxiety. , ."' - ' ' ' Germany has - been informed . that the destruction ofan Ameri ican vessel might lead to a change in the' hitherto friendly relations between the two countries. Great Britain meanwhile is pre- -paring- to take still more strin- ' gent measures to cut oft German overseas trade. - In the House of Commons Premier Asquith. was asked whether the - government would place all foodstuffs and raw materials used, in German indus tries on the list of absolute con-' traband. He replied that'fthe ; government was considering tak- . : ing measures against German s trade "in view of the violation by the enemy of the rules of -war."- . - The cargo , of the . American steamer Wilhelmina was seized at Falmouth to be thrown into a prize .court. The British foreign secretary. Sir Edward Grey, saidS that it would be useless for the allies to outline terms . on which . they would discuss peace on account of the recent ' public utterances in . Germany. . the day's official war 'reports show no significant changes. In France minor battles are In pro gress in the Argonne where the Germans claim a measure of suc . cess-and in the Vosges. The Ber lin, statement, -says that'the Rus sian arrrt in northern Poland was ' repulsed and that the Germans ,, have advanced along, the Vistula. ' A report from : French sources v that i Lods, ; Russian Poland, had' ; been evacuated by the Germans, was confirmed. , ' Evacuation by the Germans of Lodz,- the mostr important city in ' Russian Poland, was reported of ficially early- today from French Sources. Resources official state ments show .that 'the Russians opened an attack along the Wari saw front several days ago- but ' the heaviest fighting aapparently was being carrie'd on some - dis tance north of Lodz which lies ; southwest of Warsaw, alpout1 half,; .way between the city ' and the German border. Today's report I ; Says ' that the Germans are re- . moving' their supplies to Kalisz. near the border, and that they , are resuming , construction of lines of fortifications. ' '' Lodz was captured by the Gcr : mans on December 6, during their .i drive at Warsaw which was halt-.' ed 30 miles west of that city. Reports of the campaign incite Carpathians .are conflicting, al '. though It is agreed that heavy fighting Is . Jn- progress. PetTO- grad's claims of victories are not admitted in Berlin where It is ,. stated, that the "Austro-Gerrnan forces are making progress stead ily. - The correspondent of a Berlin newspaper asserts that the ' spirit of the Russians appears to " "ibe broken; that . they have lost 10,000 men this month and. are now content to remain on the de fensive. One of the most stubborn fights on the French battlefields is said to havQ been won ' by- the, allies. For six weeks the hill of Notre Dame De Lorette in northwest ern France, has been in dispute, i Winning possession of this hill, the allies have gained art im portant advantage since the posi tion dominates the surrounding region. . - ' Official VIEWS OF World's War GERMAN Berlin, Feb. 11 At the war office today the following statement was issued: ' - "In the western theatre of war an attack in the Argonne resulted 'in a gain of ground for us. Six officers, 307 'men, two machine guns and six small cannon were captured.-- In the central and southern Vosges we also gained a few small local successes. 'Eastern theatre on the east Prussian frontier engagements were continued yesterday with " results which were altogether satisfactory to us, although the deep snow hind ered the movements of our troops. The results of these engagements cannot yet be seen. "In the Polish theatre, on the. right bank of the Vistula, an advance brought us into the district north west of Sierpec, through which our. opponents were repulsed. - One 'hun dred prisoners were taken. "On the left bank pf the Vistula there were no special incidents." FRENCH Paris, Feb. 11. The .French war office this afternoon gave out a report to-day on the progress of the fighting which reads as follows: . Continued on Page 2. - ran r if !q Diplomatic Correspondence of Germany and Great Britain Was Couched in Stronger Terms Than Had Been Supposed Compli cations Would Follow De struction of - American Vessel in War Zone. Text of Correspondence is Likely To Be Published Tomorrow-Emperor Wil liam in War Council At Berlin on Hurried Return to Poland. Washington,.' Feb. The United. States has ."warned Great' Britain and Germany re spectively that general use of the American flag by British vessels would, be viewed -with grave concern here and , that the destruction by Germany of any American vessel in the newly prescribed war zone would lead to serious compli cations.' It became known today that the text of the two notes sent last night to Great , Britain and Germany expressed much more emphatically than had been,generally known the dis-1 pleasure of the United States at the' use of neutral flags by Bri tish merchantmen nvl its so licitude over' the-" implication thaj neutral vessels were liable to destFuctionby German sub marines 1 in the waters around Great Britain and Ireland. In official -quarters Jt was declared unlikely that the use ojthe American flag by the Lusitania .or" the Orduna would - be selected for the subject of protest or diplomatic correspondence. The American government, however. I in its note, -denies the right of a gen eral use or xne American nag leaving, it is said, the inference that the one or two incidents ' which had occurred might have been Justified under the circumstances. . There-is no question according to those who'are familiar with the Amer ican government's , position, that the issuance of any , orders from the Brit ish admiralty as Germany alleges, au thorizing the use of the American flag would " be disapproved. The British foreign office statement in that con nection' is taken 'by officials here as tantamount to a suggestion to British vessels that they - could hoist a. neu tral flag. It is to such an. official and general countenance to the practice that, the' United States -takes excep tion. - 1 , EASTERN ARENA IS CHIEF CONCERN OF BERLIN OFFICIALS London, Feb. 11. The situation in the, eastern arena of the fighting is occupyingt the -attention of the.mili-; tary authorities in Berlin in very, large degree, if reliance may be placed in news despatches reaching London from the , continent. - -According to these Emperor William returned hur riedly to Berlin from the Polish war theatre and at once held a prolonged military conference, summoning for this purpose General Von Moltke, ' Count Von Aulenburg, General Von Keasel and numerous other well known leaders According to the cor respondents of certain neutral Danish, newspapers, Emperor William finds the 1 situation generally hopeful but he is described as greatly depressed over1 the terrible . cost in men Ger many has had ; to pay in return for. comparatively t limited . advances against the entrenched Russians. In the Far North. , In the extreme north, where the Russians have been conducting a flank movement against forces of Emperor William in East Prussia, the situation is becoming clearer. The Germans have rushed heavy reinforcements thither and with the best men they expect to be able to stay the Russian advance. The Russians, however, would appear, to be in position'threat erring Insterburg, from which German town, the . population is reported to have been advised to depart until the present military operations are con cluded, t '' Quiet In th West. ! "In the western arena of the. war the fighting for the past few days has been of relatively small impor tance, and the promised big effort of one side or the other is still de layed pending the advent of more fa vorable weather conditions. Balkan Situation. "" The situation in the Balkan states appears to London observers to be rapidly crystallizing. Bulgaria will receive a large Consignment of her German loan within the next few weeks. Rumania is finding that Austria-Hungary is, clamoring for a definite statement of her attitude. Nevertheless, she shows no disposi tion prematurely to reveal her inten tions and the entente powers. Great Britain, France and Russia, seem to be quite satisfied that Rumonia's ulti mate action will be on their side.