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BRIDGEPORT, CONN., WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 1915 PRICE TWO CENTS PRELIMINARY TAX RATE IS , 19.5 MILLS No Allowance For One Mill of State Tax and But Half Mill For Schools All Im provements Left For .-Bonding. : Appropriation ; Denied To J. Continue ;Work of City Planning Commission Other Wide -Swaths Cut c in Estimates. - ) The preliminary tax rate, as figured by the Board of Apportionment . and Taxation, last night, .in. 1. 5 mills,' di vided 8.2 to the First district and 11.3 to the Second - district. The board hopes to .cut the rate -to' 18 mills.' ''" The preliminary rate makes no pro vision, for the payment of a state tax, "which has consumed ' one mill of rate during several years past, -and willre f quire an equal or - larger amount for the future. v - . - The one mill school "tax, -which the city has not omitted d-uring several decades,' is cut to half a mill. "' The other half mill was given to paving. The '.appropriations, are ; for bare running: .expenses, .: and . substantially everything in the nature of an in provement- has been set aside, to, be paid for out of a bond' Issue, if alL The board decided not to allow the n nnn nriifVi th hnurd of charities asks to equip the 'new .Lakeview home - or any money for tne uty Planning: Commission. The commis sion first asked -for $5,000 "which 'later -was cut to $2,500. . Motor apparatus for two fire houses only .will be allowed, i The fire com missioners sought to place' motor, ap paratus in all fire houses., "." . One additional sanitary inspector at a salary of $750 -was allowed. The board of health and the 'Bridgeport Housing association united in asking for two. inspectors. The board " will : appropriate $40. 600 to pay back: those property own ers in. the First district only who have paid taxes on the lists of 1913 in ex cess of 10.3 mills.- j j ' '-'' , No offlo" rent win be allowed the harbormaster. He will get the salary ef $1,200 by- ordinance with an alr lowa.no of $181 .for the upkeep of his motor boat and' other expenses.-"' In future-his ;offlce will be located to one sof the bridge houses. - The appropriations asked by the board of health of $ZO0,O00 for an in cinerator and $20,000 for a new ' slaughter house were cut-out.' ,x The tax boeud will recommend that the - new Hanoal signal Bystem and station, which, the Are . commissioners N desire to tnffta.ll, be provided for by bonding. -.-.'--' The item, providing for comfort stations-was out from the--list The 'White Way," may yet be extended, but Id Thai direction has not been decided. Percy P. " Anderson favors extending it out Palrfleld avenue to - Courtland. street. - Other members of the board would like to extend - It from State to Gilbert streets. Some favor extension north to the armory. When the proposition for the $22, 00 for. the equipment of the new Lakevlew home, was taken up Dr. Robert J- Lynch moved the Item, be stricken out - ' . ; ... -v.-.:"' Commissioner , Anderson.' seconded Dr. Lynch's motion. It was unani- . . mously carried. , t- : '' The board .voted to allow $12,500 for a branch library. The library board asked for two at a cost of $25,- .- 000, in order to accept the offer of the Carnegie Foundation of $50,000 for AmiirkTriATit . of the two branches. - The sub-committee on the board of education -' requisition , consisting .-. or Jarvis Williams. Jr., Adolph Sherman and Fred . Keeler. had reported favor ing, the -granting of the one mill tax '- to the .school board. ' A. H.. Canfleld r. 1 r mhTAil that hilt One ft 1 V TTlill tax be given the board. . Dr. Lynch seconded .tne motion naying ine Doara - XCon tinned on Page Two) . CHARITIES BOARD TO DEFY; WISHES F-TAK BOARD? Gordon Hints That Entire Fund Will Be Used for Building Purposes ' Superintendeirt of Charities Bp enc er R. Gordon, in commenting today - upon the disallowance of $22,000 ask ed of the. Board of Apportionment ; for additional equipment at the new Lake view home, merely shrugged his shoulders at allusions to the remarks made by members of the board ' that the department would have to foe sat isfied with the $175,000. When asked what would' !be done to overcome thi deficiency he fur ther said: . ' "Well,'- we' can' go ahead and "build can't .we? and when .the building1 ie finished . we can say to the city 'You - now have & (building, but in mates cannot be accommodated until . the equipment needed is furnish ed.'" - ' -. - - ' -- :,.-,' ; It la known ; that the ' refusal to - grant this additional appropriation Is , felt keenly "by members of the board who believed . that the extra money was essential to the outfitting of the establishment WEATHER' FORECAST Fi1r tonight tk! Thursaay, colder tonight. Moderate nortl-'.wcst winds. JOHN KING'S GRIP ON COUNTY WAVERS 1 IN SENATE'S VOTE (Special to -The Parmer.) Hartford, Feb. 17. Gossip in the corridors of the capitol to day rsfn- to an interesting phase,- of the passage of the Isbell civil service bill by the Republican ' majoity in the Senate yester - day afternoon. There were two' Republicans who voted . against the .bill Senators Com ' ley, of Bridge-port, and Bishop, v of Norwalk. Both spoke against the measure. '-'.' It was pointed out today that the fine Republican ' machine had slipped a couple of cogs and those in John T. King's own county! ' ' ' - ' ; Republicans had counted up on Leader King's having all f. 'noses counted on the "right side" of the fence, so far as his : ounty was concerned.. The defection of -Senators Comley " and Bishop, .while causing con---'"' sternation . among Roraback- " ' King Republicans, was the sub ject of the most favorable "com ment on many sides todays , r.iRS. LYLE, RICH WIDOWS CARRIES ENGLimWRITER Nurse Whose Aged Hus band 'Left Her Millions " T Weds At Hotel Plaza - Mrs. Julia. Gertrude Hannan Lyle, heiress to several millions through the death of heir husband, John S. , Lyle, whom she met in , the practice of professional nursing, .. again, has 'en tered the bonds of patrimony. Her second, husband, .Alexander Wenyon Samuel is a lawyer and journalist. The marriage ceremony was perform ed in her suite, at. the Hotel- Flasa, New York,- yesterday, -by Monsignor Lavelle, of St.-' Patrick's Cathedral. Mrs. Samuel is a' former resident of Bridgeport and has many.- relatives here. v"' S . . ;-v- k- - Mrs.. . Lyle - and . Mr: Samuel met through i a ' ' mutual : friend, Mrs.' S. Stanwood f Menken, '. New York- city. Mrs. Lyle, a young woman, of much charm, and Mr. Samuel , are, about the same age. ' ': They left at once after the ceremony, for Palm Beach. . A, Through extended litigation over the ringing of a set of chimes reared to the memory of her husband, the nurse-heiress came into, much - prom inence.: i, She expended $20,000 jPor the memorial, erected at Tenafly, N. J. The mellow tones of the memor ial "bells did not carry to nearby resi dents the same lofty sentiments they brought to the widow,' and. neighbors, appealed to the courts to still the chimes as a nuisance. ' , 1 After long legal . Ibattles, 1 a' com promise "was reached through which the bella ' are sounded for no more than 30 seconds, morning, noon and night. . - . . " -.. The fc-rdde resided in Bridgeport un til a few-years" ago with her ibrother, Hugh . J. Hannon, 684 Washington avenue. . The latter conducts a groc ery store at James street and Harral avenue. Through ' her connection with the Presbyterian . hospital,.; New York city, she was summoned to at tend John S. Lyle's aged spinster sis ter. , - The meetihg with Lyle' even tuated . in their marriage. He was a widower, - The marriage took place at y -Tankers, Sept. 20, 1910. He died two years later, in his nineties, leav ing a Vfortuna estimated - at $20,000, 000. .,-.--. ' ., .. .,.,' : ., The Tenafly" chimes, the widow's memorial," are installed in a tower. and a,., bell ringer is given daily em ployment, : in sounding V them.. A bronze figure m bag relief, of the late merchant , and a. poem paying tribute to his virtues, appear In -the tower. Mr. ;Lyle was part owner for many years, of the department store' of lord & u-ayior. Mew Xork. : HOLT RESIGNS fO BE HEAD OF HARTFORD BANK Hartford, Feb. IT. Fred P Holt, the - sole. , bank commissioner since yiorris S. Lippitt resigned, today' handed his resignation to Governor Holmcomb, effective next Tuesday. Mr.: Holt has accepted the president of the City Bank of Hartford. He was appointed by Governor , Baldwin and his term would have expired June 30, 1917.. , As ,- the state banking department will ' be without a head after - next Tuesday the present situation gives rise to discussion as to the probabili ty of the department being reorganiz ed with a single commissioner; : - Mr. Davidson, of Bethany, secured and Ordered to have printed for fur ther consideration his proposed me morial to Congress for a ' . constitu tional amendment to provide for three United States senators from each state although unfavorably reported by the committee on federal relations. Mr. Davidson made a short speech in be half of the change. The civil ser vice bill adopted by the Senate yester. day went into the House. Mr, Hyde said that Mr. Taylor, of Danbury, author of one of the amend ments, was busy. in court trying cases and.wishedi to be heard on the bill he would suggest that It be made the order of the day for Tuesday next at 11:45 a. m.; It was so voted. .. - The Senate session was very brief and Senator Bartlett, president pro tem, presided in absence of Lieut. Governor Wilson. RUNAWAY CHILD FOUND ASLEEP ON DARE GROUND Little Fellow's Second Ad venture Within Month ; Puzzles His Parents SPEECHLESS AND . STIFF FROM COLD Kindly Neighbors Provide Youngster With Hot Cof fee and Comforts -l Following . his . second runaway aof- venture within -month, nine years old Wilfred Hermanson, small for his 1 a ' At,m 4-A V, years, 'was uistiovtjnru, w " w bone and 'fast asleep in 1 the rear of Angus H. MacjKenzie, : S20 Clinton ave nue, this morning. The child has' been away : from his home since -Monday, and hp" has not yet given a connected account of his wanderings. No-seri ous effects are. anticipated from his exposure. He is now at his parents home, 100 Harbor street. " ' Louis Bates - of Fairfield and James Kirken. 485 -Bostwick avenue, the lat ter employed by MacKenzie, discov ered the little fellow, sleeping on i the bare ground, .his clothes soaked with dew. .They succeeded after ..several ef forts in arousing him, - but he was so thoroughly chilled that he was unable to straighten his limbs or to speak. - -Tenderly they lifted him and carried him into the home of Mrs. Frederick Stearns, who gave the child hot coffee and placed , him In the warmth. Then he was removed to -the Third Preeinct station where further hot- drinks and the cheerful warmth of a. stove re stored him to almost normal condition.- ' , . '.'., Sergeant (James O'Neil, who was de tailed from the Third . Precinct station to look into the boy's adventure-, learn ed that the child had left the Herman son borne on Monday morning to. at tend school. He did not do so, and failed to' return home. Last night, fearful that the child . . had been drowned,, his 'parents reported his ab sence to the police. , f . - ' - .. On Feb. 7, the child disappeared in a similar manner. He was. found ' in a vacant house at 106 Henry street, 24 houra-after his departure! : -,' Taken, to his home, .where he 'has comfortable surroundings, the . HttTe fellow speedily recuperated but he was unwilling or urfable to give a connect ed account of his wanderjngs.r The lad's" father is a salesman. ' . . 'T" ,- The police believe-; the -child has Il penchant for roaming and do hot as sociate his wanderings- with any wrongdoing, except "playing hookey." BURGLARS FAIL AT DAVENPORT H0H1EJT PARK Night Watchman Discovers Attempt of Cracksmen to . ' ' , Effect Entrance The home of Daniel Davenport, the well known lawyer,' at 390 Park place, attorney for the National Anti-Boy cott association, was entered by bur glars laBt night, who were either scared away from their quest or foiled by the removal of jewelry and other valuables. Discovery of, the" attempt upon the residence was made by Special Police man John . Lynch, employed as a watchman by those in the vicinity 'of the Davenport home. It was found that a window had been drilled, close to the catch, so that , a wire Inserted would unlock the sash which had then been raised and entrance effected. Aided by Patrolmen Seery and Ny quist, sent from the . Third precinct station,- Lynchmade a, search of the premises ' which, -failed to reveal that anything had been takeiv though the family being away from the(city, it has been impossible to ascertain what may have been removed. Thewindow has been properly,- fastened and the house will remain under police- sur veillance until, the return, of the owner. L. J. GILL, HOME, STARTS NEW JOB 'Although I Hue Washington ver much, . Bridgeport will always be Home, Sweet Home' to .me," ' said former Assessor Lawrence J. . Gill who is back home in Bridgeport to take a manufacturers' census of Fairfield county for the U. S.' govern ment. . . . Mr. dill for -several weeks P3t has been employed at. the U. S. Census bureau at Washington.' Character istic of his delight in-being up and doing whether- in public service, pri vate business of politics, Mr. Gill having arrived here. late yesterday af ternoon immediately started on his new work today. - He will have of fices in the Federal - building. The work to which he has been assigned will take about six months. Mr. Gill will do it all himself. He was ap pointed to the position after having; passed with a figure of merit a most rigid civil service examination. - - Recently the census department sent all manufacturers a schednle t'j fill . out concerning . their bustneun. Some manufacturers sent in correct schedules, others did not, otheva did make any return. It will be Mr. Gill's work to get - correct schedules from all delinquents and from those who Save began business since; the schedules were first sent out. . Because of the European war, Secre tary Bryan has enlisted thd ' aid of Chandler P. Anderson to act as an ad ditional adviser. CITY MAY MAKE NEW HAVEN PUT UP STONE WALL Has Right to Insist That Old Housatonic Be Put On Viaduct " COUNCIL MAY TAKE ' ; MATTER UP SOON Widening of Congress Street Brings Up Contract -Entered Into Years Ago At any time now that the common council ; decides, , that body may ask the New York, New Haven and -Hart ford railroad to take down the timber supports which elevate the tracks of the Berkshire division, north of Con gress street and build a.t stone struc ture. The city, however, may be ob ligated to pay one-quarter of the cost of the work. In 1903 the city entered into - an agreement ' with the .railroad company that in consideration ' that the company would not place its Berk shire division tracks on a dirt em bankment north of Congress street, it might place them on timber supports and that In 10 years from , Sept. 18, 1803, at the option of ih city, the rail road -company would replace these un sightly timber supports, with stomS or steel construction. ,- - The agreement was made by Al dermen William 9. Schrieber, Alfred A. Doty, John J. Morrissey G ' If. Birdseye and Fred Enos, committee on streets and sidewalks, H. G. Scho- neld,. .city purveyor and Thomas M. Cullinan, city attorney, acting for ttye city and the late William X. Bishop and L DeVer Warner directors, acting for the railroad. This matter apparently has of late escaped the attention of even those now . living ; who participated in the agreement foV.-the, city. The matter came up at the meeting of the com mon council Monday, night when the favorable -report of the streets and sidewalks committee- for widening Congress street on the north side from Housatonic avenue to Main street was - submitted and adopted Alder man Mdran opposed the adop tion of the report saying if Congress street' was to be. widened Yn the north side" the stone pier at the Congress street crossing should be moved back to make a straight line for- the street. Aldermen Morap and. Casey- both argued to -have the matter put over for two -weeks in order that an at tempt "to make arrangements to move tlA pier , be' made. Alderman Primrose then introduc ed a resolution whlch.' was carried, to: have - .the-. cit y j attorney" find wut Just - when- the time was up for the railroad to buO the stone wall In place of , the Wooden piers. Many persons have, labored under the Im pression ' that the time was up this year. As a 'matter- of fact , It ex pired two years ago -but most people do not know that the city is liable for one quarter the cost of the (build ing.' .' v ".'.'.. ; t . : s According to the agreement the railroad company need not start the work unless the city asks it to. .Part of the agreement entered in to toy the city, with the railroad reads, as follows: ' . "That said New York, New Haven & Hartford' Railroad Company shall after ten years, from the date here of, at the option of the city at its own expense and without further cost to the city, replace , the wooden struc ture or trestle on which its tracks are to (be elevated, (between Congress street and East Washington avenue with 'stone or masonry construction of the same kind, qual ity and description as that north of 13ast Washington avenue, or on stone piers, with steel trusses and girders like the structure south of Congress street,. . "That the city shall have the right to . construct and maintain sidewalks across part of said -company's right of way, one of said walks to be nine feet in width and next south of, and paral lel with the south abutment of the bridge over Fairfield avenue, the other to be twelve feet in width and parallel with and next north of the north abut ment of said bridge. . . ' - That' no masonry supoortinfir the trusses between ; abutments of East Washington avenue bridge shall toe above the surface of the ground. . In consideration whereof, the city of Bridgeport agrees to pay the New York. New Haven and Hartford Rail road company, except as hereinalter provided, ' one"-fpurth the cost ,of elev vating the tracks on , said Berkshire division, from Congress street north, as shown' on said., plans; prc-ided trat baic! expense shall not exceed one-foi,ith the estimated cost on said work aK agreed in. writing and signed by Iforoce G. Scofield, City Surveyor arid Richard M. Berrian, Engineer of the N. Y., N. H. & H. Railroad." From the agreement it woa'd o.ii7 pear that the railroad must build whenever the city says so. Howfver the board of apportionment has marte no prr. -vision this year to take the city's share of the cost of this work and with the present state of the rail road's finances local business men consider it unlikely that any start will i be -made ' on the work at this time, f .' - ; . , . POSTPONE BIDS FOR B. H. S. WORK Because local contractors cannot prepare bids in time, the board of ed ucation has decided to postpone the meeting called for tonight to open bids on additional' electrical equip ment for the Bridgeport High School. Architect James G. Rogers of New York was to have been here tonight when the bids were received. The meeting has been- postponed indefin itely. 3DTDSD3 . w 9 hf hi) nnn TQjf 0 TLEIWIAST Berlin, Feb. 17 Fifty, thousand prisoners besides many cannon and machine guns were captured by the Germans when the . Russian 10th army was defeated in the Mazurian Lake district,, past Prussia, accord ing to a' statement issued at general headquarters here today. : The text of the communication follows: "In a nine days' battle in- th Ma zurian Lake district the Russian 10 th army, consisting of at least 11 in fantry and several cavalry corps not only was driven out of strongly en trenched positions east of the Ma zurian Lake plateau but was forced back -across the frontier. ' ."Utterly-defeated at almost every point, Only the remnants of the array reached the Suwalki and Augustowo where they are being pursued. The number of prisoners taken .has not been ascertained but certainly exceed ed 50,000, More than 50 cannon and 60 machine guns besides an unknown quantity of war .material were cap tured. - -"Emperor William was present dur ing the decisive fighting in the cen ter of our Una, ..The victory was won by veteran East Prussian - troops St LATE VAR NEWS Berlin, Feb. 17 Germany's reply to the United States - note . at 'protest against the. regulations for a war zone In the waters around the British Isles has been handed - to Ambassador James W. Gerard and probably will be forwarded to Washington today. Paris, Feb. 17 The Anstro-German forces organized to operate against a force ot nine German army corps, three of which are ' German, 'totals 450,000 men, according to a despatch to the Balkan agency , from Athens, baaed upon what is, saMT to .be, au thoritative information. - n- 4 . Saloniki, 'Greece, Feb. 17 The Al banian "raiders Into Serbia have been defeated, according 'to dependable In formation: "reaching this ? city, and thrown back onto the Serbian fron tier. : ', 1 , ' ' - r i v Ixndon, Feb. 1 7 Under the head line . "Supreme Warning" says n Am sterdam despatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company, the German pa pers publish a semi-official commun ication once more warning all neu tral ships to avoid the war zone estab lished in the waters surrounding the British Isles. ' " Constantinople, Feb. 17 For the double purpose of raising funds and for . releasing : persons unwilling to serve in the army, the Turkish cham ber of deputies today passed as an urgent measure a bill granting mili tary exemption to all trained and un trained Moslem reservists and certain other classes of untrained Moslexnson payment of a tax of $120. . FORTIFICATIONS BILL IS READY FOR THE HOUSE Washington, Feb. 17. The fortifica tions appropriations bill carrying ap proximately ' $5,000,000, virtually was ready to be reported from the com mittee. The measure Is the last one, of the annual supply bills to come be fore the House. Only the general de ficiency bill now remains in commit tee. Of fifteen annual supply bills. ' 13 have been reported to the House and 10 have passed and sent to the Senate. Only two bllls the District of Colum bia and the urgent deficiency have passed the Senate and the latter is the only measure thus far signed by President Wilson, the district bill now being in conference., - HARBOR DRAGGED FOR MISSING MAN Search- is being made today for the body of an unknown man whose cries were heard at a late hour last night by deck hands on the steamer "Rosedale" tied at the foot of East Main street. During the morning and early hours of the afternoon David Goldstein, a local boatman, has been, grappling in the vicinity of the Pembroke and East Main street docks but without result. The cries for assistance were . shrill and piercing and woke several deck hands up. Though a boat was put out from the steamers the sound of the voice could not be located and finally died out. It is believed that someone may have fallen overboard from soma small boat in the harbor. The sound of a human voice is said to carry at considerable distance at night. JUDGE MILLER, IN HARTFORD ' Judge Paul L. Miller of the probate court is in Hartford today attending the quarterly session of the Connecti cut Probate Assembly. . ml WW CLAil GAPTUR mm N ' . US sisted by other troops who were yonnj for suoh work but proved their worth. "The sichievements of these troops under fearful weather' condition?,, marked by day and night fighting against such a " stubborn enemy are far beyond comprehension. 'Field Marshal Von. Hindenburg directed the operations with ma.sl.wrly skill and he was brilliantly assisted by General Von IehornlVon Below" linssian Army Surrounded ' London, Feb. 17 The Russian army in- Bukowina has been, enyelop ed by the Austro-Hungarians between the Tiuth and Sereth ;-" vers, a cor-respo.-iJf-.nt of the Tageolatt says in a cevpatch from 'BistrKi:.. An -Austrian army pushing tie Russiaus from the ; south' now has leached Sterozhinetz vhile another Austrian force having advanced east ward f om Marmaros against Wis nicx, now stands in the vicinity of Caernowitz. . " A goneral, battle miiy be expec'.cd therefore, south and epst of Czero witz. The Russian army has halted 12 m'les from that point, ' the Tat:e blatt is informed, having met rein forcements. ' . - , Summary . OF THE War News The German war office- an-, nounccd today that in the re- cent (Ufeat of the TtusslanB .in the Mazurian Lakes . reg. n of East Prussia more . than 30,d00 '; prisoner were takon. The in . vaders, . It is said yere "utterly defeated at .most points,' only remnants of - the . Russian,, v Krmy '.escaping after a battle of nine. days, "An earlier official Ger-' man statement said that 26,000 i Russians had, been captured. The Russian army at the other end of the eastern front also ' is in danger according to the. cor respondent of a Berlin "newspa per who stated -that the force ; which penetrated BnVowina has, . enveloped by Austria -Hungarian troops. A general ; battle is be lieved to be pending near Czar nowicz. " Germany's note concerning the rights, of American vessels in the war zone which tha German gov ernment, will ' be -jstabllshed around the British tsles tomor i row, was deliver od to . Ambassa dor Gerard who forwarded it to ' Washington. , . .. ' ' Another British ' vessel has been sunk by a submarine. It became known today" that tho collier Dulwich which went down . yesterday in . the . Snglish. Chah , nel was torpedoed. , An Athens despatch states that , a formidable army -has been as sembled for a iiew "campaign . against Serbia, This . army ' is 1 . described as amounting uv 4&0, 000 men, made up in . part of. Germans. - ; '': Official s VIEWS OF World's War GERMAN Berlin, Feb. 17- Today's state ment frpm the' war office is as fol lows: "Western theater: Obviously .in duced to do so by .our f. great suc cesses in the east, the British and French yesterday and during last night began especially - stubborn at tacks at many places. In their un successful attempts to recapture po sitions which they lost on the 14th of February the . British lost in pris oners four officers and 170 men. - "In the Argonne we continue 1 our offensive and captured further por tions of the enemy's main positions, taking 350 prisoners, two mounted cannon and four machine guns. "Eastern theater: North of the Niemen river our troops have follow ed and everywhere defeated the ene my. In the district east of Augus towa engagements occurred at many places during the pursuit of the ene my. A Russian column advanced from Lomza was defeated. Four hundred prisoners and six machine guns fell into our hands." FRENCH ' Paris, Feb. 17. The French war of fice this afternoon issued the following statement: i "In spite of an active cannonading the English aviators who yesterday threw bombs in the region of Ghis tells and Ostend, have been able to re enter our lines unharmed. "The Belgian artillery has carried out some effective shooting against gatherings of troops and shelters. "In the Argonne there was consid erable activity. - Near Fontaine Aux Charmes we have destroyed a block house and 100 metres of trenches. A German attack launched by at least three battalions between Four De Paris andvHill 263 west of Boureilles has been vedy severe. We have en tirely repulsed it, inflicting on the en emy heavy lpsses and taking some prisoners. S A jJ w LilJ fl ! iWij.L-iLiilUL T wentyy two of Crew Save d i w lien xsig Auxiliary u-oea Down Twenty I.Iinutes After Being Hit Below Waterline By German Torpedo. German Official Statement Tells of Great Victory In East Prussia Where 50,000 Russians "Were Taken Prisoners In One Battle. Havre, Feb. 17. The British steam collier Dulwich, bound from Hull to Rouen, was tor pedoed by a German submarine. 20 miles northwest of Gape LaHavre at 6 o'clock last night. The torpedo struck the middle starboard side. As the crew took to the boats ihe submarine . which . tor pedoed the ship was seen speeding away. The Dulwich sank in 20 minutes. Twenty tw membeirs of the crew of 31 men were picked up by the French destroyer Arquebuse and brought to Havre. Seven others rowed to Fecamp. v . Struck Below Waterline. The fate of the other two is un known. The weather is clear but a heavy sea was running when the Dul wich was blown up. The torpedo struck under the waterline, and the explosion which followed was ter-, rific" The ship began to settle im mediately and a hasty examination showed Captain Hunter his vessel could keep afloat only a few minutes. His first concern, therefore, was to the safety of his men. He ordered the boats launched as quickly as pos sible and the sailors tumbled in with out taking time to save their personal belongings, While, pulling toward the Fres iH coast seeking a ship, which , might res cue them the crew of : the Dulwich saw the submarine- rise to the surface several times' as if watching them and then disappear again. . :A dispatch from London last night stated that Lloyd's had received in formation from Fecamp, France, that the Dulwich has been blown-up. This information was brought ashore by seven men of the crew who rowed to land. The Dulwich was a vessel of 3,289 tons and owned by the British Steamship Company. - DISABIaED AIRSHIP MAKES GOOD ESCAPE . V ''; London, .'Feb. 17. A big airship, be lieved to be of the Parseval type, ap parently damaged by, gunfire, flew over Amsterdam this morning, says a des patch .from that city to the Reuter Telegram company. The airship was flying at a height of .about 600 feet and Ita s-rp-nr was unable to keen the vessel in a horizontal position. Assuming a vertical position the air craft drifted in . the direction of Zuy der Zee,- carrying with it telegraph wires with which a dangling rope had become entangled. The air vessel . later was signtea mi nus its gondola. . -; ; "WAR ZONE" EDICT EFFECTIVE TONIGHT London, Feb. 17 At the stroke of midnight the waters surrounding the coasts of the United Kingdom will ho far !as lies within the power of Germany to make them a war zon which all vessels, neutral or otherwise, will penetrate at their peril. , ' ' Some of the service across the channel probably will be curtailed hut a majority of the neutral ship ping lines will accept the risk :md continue their sailings. The names and nationality of the vessels and the flags of their nations will be tainted on their sides in the hope that Ger man siibmarines will not sink them by mistake. . England's, announcement of the de tails of her proposed retaliatory pol icy by which she plans to shut off th German food supply from the outside is expected momentarilv oud apparently there s not the slightest prospect that this country wi.l nr.- Jir UK; uciuiau h ... t-... .. - ths blockade and relax naval pres sure cn shipping. It is not expected that there vi'l 'je any immediate and widesprea l rC' tlvity by the German' submarines but the developments regarding ni'"traj snips would bring to a head o r.f tne most interesting and threatening situations of the war. CARPENTER HAS LOiTC Falling from a staging where he was working under the eaves of a house at the corner of Noble and Edna avenues, Charles Aerek, aged 41, em ployed by George Nordling, a carpen ter and builder, fractured three ribs on his left side and was taken at his request to the Bridgeport hospital. Aerek's fall was a distance o.f about 15 feet which was broken near the bottom by a cross-piece over which, he was bent double.