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JfLV' COQ VOL. 51 NO. 40 BRIDGEPORT, CONN., TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 1915 PRICE TWO CENTS COMLEY BALKS AS G. 0. P. JAMS ISABELL AMENDMENT BALLOT-STUFFING IN G.O.P. CAUCUS fflMY'S MMY TO ' : - ... mm MM ill) mmi My M TW WEEK THROUGH SENATE, 27 TO 71 CAUSES SCANDAL Fa . v.'. ' 'r .' ' 2 ,(GMI! Bridgeport Legislator Says Republicans In Last Cam paign Never Saw "Evil" of Old Civil Service Bill Favored Retaining Pres ent Law.' Senator Isbell Leads In Rul ing Out PurcelT Amend ment, and Is Upheld By Lieut.-Gv. Wilson-Sen-ator Bishop Says He Couldn't Stand for Bill. Special to The Farmer,) - ...-" Hartford, Feb. 16.- Senator Isbell's 'amendment to the ktate civil service law was jammed through the Senate this afternoon by the Republican ma " jority. ' ' - -, : -v ' .", ... Two Republicans -Senators Comley of Bridgeport, and Bishop of Nor walk: voted with the. five Democrats against the emasculation of the pres ent law. . - '" .' Senator . Comley, . of . Bridgeport said that he could not vote as a Be- publican for the. majority report He said It had been proven by the mug- lish government that the best results . In filling an - office can. only be ob tained through competitive tests. '. Said the senator: . , "..' - , "- "During the past campaign I never heard ox a single tepuoiican on xne stump who called attention : to' the monstrous blunder in the passage of this civil service law or -who declar ed the Repufoilcan party would cor rect the evil. ,If' the competitive test is right the commission should not have , the power to eliminate, it and If ft is wrong- it should not enter Into the bill at all. The competitive test Is the fundamentals basis- for civil erviee. V He dosed with an appeal to re tain th real, civil service law - as shown to fee,: worth while toy- the ex periences of other conntfcrie. 1 The bin was ordered transmitted to ' the House, where it will be taken up tomorrow. It to probable that the O. O. IV. majority there - will lam It i through In the same - maimer that characterized its paasaga im the upper house, today. s. -- -' "ri.-r.'-i In tatting up the. majority "report section by section and explaining its effect upon the present . law. Senator . Isbell characterized as ' useless the methods of the. commission, in certi fying to three eligible candidates for appointment, stating that this method - gave the three best selections for the place. " Such a declaration was absurd ' the senator, said, and no business man would dream of delegating a cleric to CO otrt and look tip the character and morals of a man and be forced to ac cept that clerk's decision arbitrarily. . Senator Isbell, after explaining the majority report moved'., its adoption and Senator ' PuTcelL Democrat, mov ed to ' amend the majority report . by. presenting his amendment offered last week. . ; . ' ' ' I - i , Senator Isbell objected to the lur cell amendment on the ground that the motion as made applied to mattei .which was hot germane ;to the ma - Jority report. . .The -chair upheld Sen ator Isbell and Senator , Prorcell ap pealed from the decision. A roll call vote was ordered on the appeal, the chair being sustained 25, to 9. Four Republicans supported the five Demo ' crats on the appeal namely. Whiten, Barnes, Hewitt and Bishop, while Senator Tatem'did not vote. . ' The taking up of the civil service bill had been delayed by an argument on a resolution appointing Frank S. Fay Judge at Meriden When Sena tor Isbell made the report he aroused Senator Bree who spoke in favor of the present incumbent, judge King, declaring that not until Judge King was appointed did Meriden .. have, a clean administration . He said that the whole trouble was that the Republi cans are opposed to Mr. Danaher as prosecuting attorney and . that : the Republican leaders were after Mr. Danaher for his able work and had declared that "he must go." . , ' ; Continuing, Senator Bree said: 'Now Is the time for the Senate to show that it "Is non-partisan in- re . gard to " its courts." , , . " Senator Heinrhan rose' to the de fense of Meriden . and went back to the administration of Thomas I- Reilly as mayor to recount incidents which were exactly similar to those charged ' by Senator Bree. Moreover, , he said , there is not a citizen in Meriden who can say that Judge Fay . did not make an enviable record on . the bench and when he was removed two years ago it was purely for political reasons. The Senate adopted the resolution and sent it. , to -the House, where It was passed, as were resolutions nam . Ing Willis T. Fenn, deputy Judge at ' Meriden-; and Frank H.rFrost, deputy Judge at Naugatuck. - -. WHHf WIFE REFUSED TO tREPAKE MIDNIQHT MEAL. Because hfs wife refused to get out of bed "at a late hour and cook a TaU' for 7 him, Fred Clauson, of 1'6 Webster avenue, aged 52. who ap peared in the city court this morning, olte.se d her and a child out Into the street - in ' scant attire, used ah axe In breaking up the furniture, of the home -and discharged, a shot-gun at George -Walters, a neighbor with whom the t woman took refuge,! ac cording to the testimony. Upon charges of assault, and breach of the peace the prisoner was sen tenced to . four months ' and ten -days In the county JaiL At the annual meeting of the Phila delphia Warehouse. Co., the retiring directors were re-elected for a term of three years. MRS ANGLE TRIAL FOR MANSLAUGHTER IS SET FOR FEB. 23 . .'. CummingS Will Insist On Arraignment of Stamford Woman Next Week The 'trial of Mrs. Helen M. Angle, charged with manslaughter in connec tion .with -the death of Waldo Tt. Bal lou In Stamford, is assigned for Feb ruary, 23 in the criminal superior court. At present she is out on $5,000 bonds furnished by her father. State's Attorney Cummings declared this morning that hS had every inten tion of starting the trial next Tues day. , "There is a possibility," lie said, "that ;Mrs. Angle's counsel will come in at the last minute and plead again that their client is not in proper physi cal condition to stand the strain of a trial. Then we will have to argue the matter before the court." ..-.. , MrS. Angle's trial has been . post poned , several ' times because- of her lawyers -plea that she is broken "in health. It. was said that 'after her; re lease from " Jail she was sent to the Maine woods to recuperate. - The ' February term of the court opened this 'afternoon with Judge Wil liams on the bench. Rev. Stephen Fisk Sherman of St. John's church opened the session with prayer. ' A large num7 ber of prisoners were put to plea. illCHOLSOH WILL HANDLE ESTATE OF LATE FANNY CROSBY ' V'vv ? " ": " ' " ; . ; .' ; ' " -' , - . ; Bequeathed Bulk of Estate t to Sister and to Mrs. . H. D, Booth 7 In the' will of Fanny Crosby, blind hymn writers-filed for probate today. Mrs.- Florence ;W. Booth. .: wife of Henry D. Booth of 226 Wells street, with , whom, she spent the last years or ner me, is made the chief bene ficiary. . From the -provisions f the will it would appear that Miss Crosby possessed no great . abundance of money or of this world's goods. "She had no real ' estate. ,At least there is no provision in the will for the dis position; of anything beyond personal property. . How much money she had cannot be" determined until' an inven tory is filed. Her holdings . in coin of the . realm are presented in deposits In savings banks, all of which, wheth er deposited , in her name or in the name; of her neice, Mrs. Booth, she bequeaths to the1 latter. ' The filing of the will in the probate court today disclosed rather surpris ing information -concerning the dis tinguished hymn writer, as it was' be-' lieved that she was very wealthy.' She made ho bequest to any church or charity. Beyond, the bequests of the money . in savings banks to Mrs. Booth, she directs that the latter shall receive rone-half the income from any books, hymns, of or writing which she has contracted for and on which there are royalties yet due. She then directs that the other half of the income from such royalties be a trust fund to ..be handled by - Mrs. Booth; the income to be 'paid to Miss Crosby's sister, -. Mrs. Julia .M. Athing ton of 413 Fairfield avenue this city. Mrs. Booth has the power to invest and re-invest this income as she. shall see fit f. . ,," How much money Miss Crosby had in savings banks cannot toe1 estimated The Jewelry she possessed she divides as follows? Pin to sister, ? Julia M. Athingtori; locket to her neice, Adal bert White; cross to her neice, Flor ence WV Bqoth; chain to grand neice, Mary Upham Currier. The" residue is to - be divided in equal, parts between her neice, Mrs. Booth and the trust fund for her sis ter, -Mrs. Athlngton. , . Attorney E. K4 Nicholson is the ex ecutor. - ' ' J Judge Miller of the probate court set a hearing for Friday afternoon at 3:30 for the appointment of apprais ers. - " ' . ' Attorney Nicholson is given authority'-to arrange for the publication of any biography, hymns, books or writ ings xf-Miss Crosby not yet published. KEATING FIXES FIRST DISTRICT TAX AT 7.3 MILLS f , V Owing' to the charter amendment which has passed the general assem bly redisricting the city of Bridgeport, City Auditor - Keatiitg today told the board, of apportionment and taxation that, there would be two tax rates. He recommends a tax of 7.3 mills in the First district and 9.8 mills in the Sec ond district, a total of 17.1 mills for those who pay taxes , in both' districts. The estimated grand list for this year is $115,800,000 which the board of relief proposes to reduce toy $500,000, plus the soldiers' exemptions of $225, 000. Mayor Wilson had hoped for a tax rate of less than 16 mills and had prophesied it. The estimate of City Auditor Keat ing is considered nearer the permanent rate although the board of apportion ment met this afternoon to fix the pre liminary rate. Col. Eaton Warns New Ha ven County Legislators They Must Be Careful DEADLOCK CONTINUES DESPITE 186 BALLOTS With Spectators Excluded, Extra Votes Are Counted In Session Today Hartford. Feb. 16. No choice, was reached in the New- Haven -county caucus on a candidate for a county commissioners, although 19 regular, three irregular and one Informal bal lot were taken. The caucus adjourn ed until next Tuesday. In its .closing moments the caucus was so lively that Col. Eaton, who - presided. ; suggested that it, was time for it to bring in the oil can and smooth the tempest in New Haven 'county. - The total num ber of regular ballots is now 186.. , As soon as the caucus came to gether for its first ballot of the day, Mr. Branson, of Water bury, moved an executive session to the. extent that all 1 persons not members of the dele gation or newspaper men should bo excluded. He said that there had been much ' confusion in previous ses sions through outsiders moving' about and more votes had . been cast than were required.- ' ' ,' . It was immaterial to him whether newspaper men went or stayed ' as they did not interfere with -the bal lot. He believed that times would be saved by an executive session- The motion was carried and all spectators left -the room. ; A laugh went up" when the first ballot was thrown , out as there were three more votes than nec essary. 1 Col. Eaton warned the members to be careful. After 10 ballots had been taken, an extra vote crept in and' this ballot was thrown out. After the 18th ballot, Senator Isbell made remarks pointing out that the caucus was be coming a "continuous performance From a party standpoint, he said, the contest ought to be settled -without delay. No end .would be' reached un til . someone gave way; ' He , said he had voted for first, second, '.third and fourth choice ih"the hope -of -settling the matter. - Mr. Feasley, of Cheshire, moved to eliminate candidates by. dropping the lowest after three ballots 1 arid' then the lowest after : three more. ' Mr. Martin; of Orange, was willing; to adopt : any 'fair' way, though he did not believe this was an equitable way to the candidates as they "stood. . ' Mr. Feasley withdrew his motion. ' Mr. Potter, of Guilford, ' said he had j dreamt that f cur candidates agreed to draw 'each a stick of , different lensth, the one drawing the Jongest to be recognized as the only candidate before the caucus. He woks ui- be- fore the drawing was completed. lie j s -gested' that if legal the candidates he g'Ven sticks for such, a drawing. . la the 14th ba-.l 't, Covert's name rc-epiieared and Mr. Bronson remarked- ; N '" I "This is the recrudescence of Cov ert." - ' - i - After the 19th ballot Mr. Aubrey, of Meriden, suggested that the, four candidates get, together and draw lots to see which should be the caucus choice. Mr. Stanford, of New Haven, objected to this olan as he did. not .believe the members - were called up on to delegate their right of selec tion. Mr. Bronson believed that if the candidates could not agree among themselves the members -should take them by the throat and throttle them into an agreement. - He said that here were 86 men wasting valuable , time over an $1,800 Job. It would be bet ter to chip in and make a contribution to each candiate. If there was then a refractory candidate he should .be eliminated. ' , -, Mr. Isbell, of Ansonla,' did not be lieve it advisable' to 'have it publish ed that the matter had to be settled on the lottery plan. His' motion to have members vote informally ; on first, second and third ; choice , was carried. ' , , - While this ballot was being count ed there was a lively discussion with various motions which were rejected as being out of order. The .ballot for. first choice gave Donovan . 8 ; Bron sonl; Wilkinson 9; .Fatten 8; Gay lord 10; For. second choice: Donovan 9; Wilkinson 6; . Fatten 10; Gaylord 8; Smith 1; for third choice: Donovan 9; Wilkinson 7; Patten 5; Gaylord ; Ferry 1. , Mr. Aaronson, of Ansonia,.' moved to eliminate, the lowest candidate. Mr. Bronson and Mr Smith eliminat ed themselves. A lively debate fol lowed over the bringing in of other names in the ballot besides these of the four leading candidates. It was during this discussion that Col. Eaton suggested that an oil can be brought in. As it was then time for the assem bly to meet, motions and objections ' and remarks flew fast on the ques tion of ad jjournment ' and the result was that the caucus stands adjourned until next Tuesday. THAW TRIAL ON MARCH 1 New Tork, Feb. 16 The trial of Harry K. Thaw , on an indictment charging him witlx congpirapy, was set today for March 1. It had, been set for Feb. 23. ; A special panel of 200 talesmen was ordered drawn today. ENGLAND WILL SINK NEUTRAL SHIPS, IS BERLIN'S WARNING Berlin, Feb. 16 An official statement reading as follows was issued in Berlin today: "Inasmuch as it is to the 'interest of Great Britain that conflicts, arise between Germany and neutral powers it is thought in German shipping circles that English submarines, in order t6 bring about this end, may purposely sink one or more neutral ships. , k ' . . . . ' - . "It is known also in shipping circles that Great Britain has laid large Quantities of mines." v ' BOMB HURLED AMONG DANGERS AT SOFIA BALL: TWO KILLED - " Berlin, Feb. 16 Two members of Sofia's aristocracy are, reported to have been killed and 10 others' injured when a bomb was exploded last night at a masked ball attended by representatives of the most exclusive1 society of Bulgaria's capital. ' '. . ' ' ' - Advices received' here state that those killed were the soa of ' a former minister and a daughter of the present, war min ister. ' '. -: ' ;.'';.-.: r " ' ' 8,000 Creditors Of . ! - .-' ' - Grand Rapids ' There are over 8,000 .creditors of the Grand Rapids Furniture Co., ac cording to the schedules of the. de funct Fairfield avenue concern , filed today in the office . of Referee "in. Bankruptcy John W. Banks. - Most of these are householders who made de posits' forfurniture which they nev. er received. ' ' According to the figures announc ed today the total liabilities are $9),- 481.32, and the assets $24,209. In the liabilities are wages due, 3575 50; secured claims, $1,060; unsecured claims, $91,845.82. In the assets are included, cash on hand, $1,202.90; stock,' $14,178.20;- carriages, $1,000; stocks and, bonds, $7,114.74. . It is understood that an offer of settlement has been made but It will probably prove ; difficult to reach an agreement owing to the large num ber of creditors. The schedules wera about the most bujlry ever filed in the local office. Referee Banks has as signed no date for the 'hearing. SEEKING DIVORCE, SHE SAYS HUSBAND THREATENED LIFE Wife Complies With Hus band's Demand for Specific Charges of Cruelty That her husband attacked her with a knife, threatened to kill her, choked and beat her, are some of the allegations in a' more specific state ment filed by Bertha . Jahreis Rawling of this city in her divorce suit against Reuben R. Rawling. In the statement filed today in the superior court Mrs. Rawling cites the first instance of cruelty on April ' 23, 1913, when " she claims Rawling choked and beat her. On another oc casion he demanded that ahe give him money to purchase liquor and when she refused, Rawling assulted her, she claims. Incidents of brandishing a knife, and threatening her life are also related. The Rawlings were married April i, 1913. When the wife brought pro ceedings alleging cruelty and intem perance, Bawling asked for a more specific statement regarding the cruelty charge and his wife enumer ated the charged filed today. Rawling is living at 43 Gibbs street. New Ha ven at present. He formerly resided In Bassick avenue, this city. MEMBERSHIP RAUiY OF A XT MA Li RESCUE IiEAGTJE AT NORTH CHURCH TONIGHT Among speakers to be heard at a big raily for membership held by the Animal Rescue league tonight at North church, Broad and Bank streets, will be John T. King, Secre tary of States Charles D. Burns, Rev. Charles F. Taylor, Samuel A. Gardner, general agent of the Connecticut Hu mane society. Mrs. Ada Tuck Whit aker, Mrs. Alexander Howell and Lo renzo Oviatt will furnish a vocal pro gram. WEATHER FORECAST Fair tonight and Wednesday, colder tonight. Moderate west winds. Over TIISI W Summary '', " . , OP THE " . TWar News .German fprces have captured -., . the important' Polish town . of Ploclp, the Berlin war office an- nounced ' today. Flock - lies on" " the- Vistula northwest ot - War- --. saw and the Russians pushed-'' : their advance far beyond it . in their movement against the' West Prussian border which apparent ly has now been ended. 4 Not only only Plock but the town of ; . Bielsk is said to have been lost - by ' the Russians. In East. Prus sia the . Berlin communication "' states, the advance of the Ger man forces continues, the" Rus ,"' sians having been pursued across the border.' ' It .is expected in London that : tonight or tomorrow England will proclaim the cutting off of all foodstuffs from Germany in re- taliation of - Germany's . declara tion that the waters surround ding the British Isles constituted a war zone. ' ; ' ; A note from the German chaht cellor as. transmitted to the Rot terdam chamber of commerce, says that "in 'most cases" Ger- -- man submarines will toe unable to distinguish between neutral t and British ..vessels and that merchantmen, therefore', run the risk iof destruction. In . Berlin, ' an official statement was issued - suggesting that British sub-r marines might purposely sink neutral vessels in order to precipi- tate a conflict between Germany and - neutral nations. - French newspapers commend the attitude of the United States which Is said to1 be the first step toward "the Inevitable participation of. neu trals -in the great events which are dividing the -world." The departure of the Greek minister from Turkey is not re garded in Berlin as implying a rupture of diplomatic relations. The Albanian force which in vaded Serbia has been driven across the border, says a Nish despatch. The raid is believed to have been incited by Mohammed- ' ans preaching a holy war. It is reported from Milan that Italy has asked Vienna' and Berlin for assurances that 'Austria will not make an attack on Rumania military preparations have been interpreted as foreshadowing her entrance in the war. BOARD OF RELIEF CUTS DOWN GRAND LIST BY $458,382 When the Board of Apportionment met this afternoon to fix the prelimi nary tax rate, the report of the board of assessors disclosed a gross grand list of $115,714,279. The soldiers' ex emptions are $221,575, making a net total of $115,419,704. The reductions by the board of re lief are $45 8,3 82, making the net grand list for' 1914, $115,034,322. This will be divided into approxi mately $1,250,000 in the First district and $113,784,642 in the Second dis trict DEJfZEL VS. DENZEOi. Papers were filed in the superior court today in . divorce proceedings brought by Louise Denzel of this city against Edward Denzel, formerly of this city but now of parts unknown for intolerable cruelty. The couple were married June 19, 1912. Mrs. i Denzel's maiden name was Louise Kost. .' 1 MPS Prohibition oh x Supplies For Germany Will Be Promulgated in London Tonight, is Report Germany Stands Firm in Determination to -.' Maintain Blockade- Washington Awaits Ac tion By Both Countries. ' : , . London, Feb, 16 The prophesy that Italy would mobilize her army within a fortnight w 'as made here today by Riccioli Garibaldi, the Italian patriot. . He said that unless the Italian government decided to participate in the'war there would be a revolution. . , : ' ,WiIl Press Ban On Foodstuffs, "Liondon, Feb-. 16 The prohibition against foodstuffs des tined for'Germany will be formally proclaimed by Great Bri tain either tonight or tomorrow according to present expec tations and the government's retaliatory measures - against the threatened German submarine "blockade": will . go into immediate effect. ' ' 1 V Germany's' Reply to U. S. Ready. 1 , ' . Rotterdam, Feb.' 16 A despatch to the Rolteifdam Cowr ant from Berlin says the German government will todaydia ' patch to Washington the reply to the American note on tits subject of American shipping in the so-called worzonen Bri tish waters. . ' . ' - .-... CAPITAL AWAITS ON GERMAN PLAN -"Washington,' - Feb. IS Indications of Great Britain's attitude toward Germany's proposal; made through the- United States; to drop her plan to destroy enemy merchant "ships by a submarine and sea mine campaign In feritisfe. waiers, if Greats Britain would permit food cargoes to pass un molested to the German civilian pop ulation, was awaited today with keen interest, by .officials here. ." - - Germany's proposal was " put for ward by ' the Geerman ambassador here, ' Count Von Bernstorff In a note to the American state department which Immediately . transmitted ,the proposal to London. Almost simul GERMANS PUSHING WINNING CAMPAIGN London, Feb., 16. The general offen sive of . the Teutonic allies along the extended eastern front Is continuing successfully ' on both flanks, judging from reports reaching London out without any visible forward movement on the front toward Warsaw of in the Carpathians. .-'', - The" Bucharest report that the Aus trians have re-occupied - Csernowltz, the capital of Bulowina, has not been received from any, .other - source but Petroerad admits officially that the Austrians are still ' advancing in Buk-owina- in considerable force -and that desperate fighting marks the opera tions in the passes of the Carpathians where the Russians are claiming mino successes resulting in the. capture of men and munitions of "war. - In East . Prussia, the Russians have not yet regained their fortified lines and the German advance, while not checked, seems to British observers to be proceedingnwith less speed. , Paris reports from the western front that the sole activity consists in early engagements In , which the guns of the allies have been successful In" silenc ing batteries northeast of Tpres and destroying German trenches at Botu- rains. . ' - , . In diplomatic circles the reply of Germany to notes from neutral powers concerning Germany's proposed ma rine war zone is awaited with inter est. The German press is hinting that satisf actory. assurance by Great Brit ain on the question of neutral nags would constitute the best safeguard to American shipping. i PRESIDENT RECEIVES REPLY FROM ENGLAND ON SHIPPING PROTEST Washington, Feb. 16 The full text of Great - Britain's supplementary re ply to the American note of Dec. 2 6 concerning interference with United States commerce was laid before President Wilson today. , The long document of some 7,000 words, was finally translated from diplomatic sources after several days of work in the state department and taken to the White House by Secre tary Bryan. Arrangements for its publication have not been completed pending arrangements between Wash ington and . London to give out the text simultaneously. , SIX BRITISH VESSELS FROM U. S. IN DANGER Boston, Feb. 1 6. Six British steamers which sailed from here with in the past 4 8 hours are Blot due to reach their destinations in England or Scotland before Feb. 18, the day set for establishment by Germany of a war zone around Great Britain. Only one . vessel, the Pratorian, which is scheduled to arrive at Glas gow on Feb. 18, carries passengers. m ENGLAND'S ACTIO TO DROP BLOGKHCI: taneously the state department' eent a telegram to the British government submitting evldeQceby owaers of the American steamer WUhetmina that the vessers food cargo, now held for & British prizes court, la destined 'or non-com 1: .tr nta and suFS-estis. that It be permitted to go forward. The situation, already complicated, developed a new phase with the an nouncement "yesterday in the TTouee of Commons by Winston Spencer Churchill, . first Lord of the British Admiralty, that Great Britain is con sidering even more, stringent measures to preventr Germany from receiving food supplies from other countries. The other ships are fi$-ihters, their cargoes consisting chiefly of food stuffs. They include the John Bakke, due at Manchester Feb. 18, Devonian, due at Liverpool Feb.1 20; Ninian, due at Manchester Feb. 21; "Anglian, due at London. Feb.' '22, and Leo, due at Glasgow Feb. 23. A number of .steamers leaving New Tork are also not expected to reach their destinations'" until after Feb. 18. Official VIEWS OF World's War GERMAN Berlin,. Feb. 16. (By wireless to Say-., ville, JST.' T.) The German staff today gave out a report on the progress of the war reading as. follows: ' "Western theatre of the war: The attacks of the enemy "upon the trench es taken by German troops from the English near St. Eloy were yesterday repulsed; 'otherwise there have been no important developments in the west. ., "Eastern theatre of the; war: The fighting and the pursuits on and be yond the EJast Prussian - frontier are proceeding very favorably. In Poland, north of the Vistula, German troops have occupied BieTsk end Ploek after a short engagement . About 1,000 pris oners were taken. South of the Vis tula there have been no important de velopments. ' . ' "Foreign newspapers are publishing the most absurd rumors concerning immense German losses in the fighting to the east of Bolimow, Russian Po- ! land, which began in February. ' It can be said that the German losses iri tnese attacKs were small m proportion to the 'successes- attained." Eloquent Dominican At St. Patrick's The parishioners of St. Patrick's R. C. church, during the Wednesday evening services of Lent, will hear one of the greatest orators of the Domini can order. Rev. Father Moran, O. P., of New Tork. The series of sermon will begin on Ash Wednesday, -Feb. 17, and .will continue every Wednesdaj during Lent. CHILD FALLS INTO TUB OF SCALDING WATER The ambulance was called to Artio and Helen streets at quarter to 3 o'clock today tq. care for a child of Mrs. Mary Bailey living on that cor ner, who had been badly scalded by falling into a tub of hot water. The condition of the child is criti cal. ' , Alt a meeting of the Board of Char ities yesterday afternoon at which Mayor Wilson was present, it was es timated that the new Lakeview Home will be completed without additional requests for funds.