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ridgeport; likening; Farmei
WHsonian Principles of Civil
'Service to Prevail in Govem
. ment of Postal Employed
No More Women Clerks, to be
Appointed Until Working
Force Increases. , ;
" No shake up is looked tor In the lo
ca4 post office when, -the newly ap
pointed postmaster. C. F. Greene
takes hold next Monday.' There was
a time in the history of the city and
.other 'American cities '..when the
changing - of a istmastcor-meant ' that
many employes of the service would
walk.' the plank. ' -. , - .
It- remained for - Cleveland while
president, to -promulgate' the princi
ples -Of civil . service and whiley the
majority of the civil service employes
,now in -ofaoe . in : - Bridgeport ana
throughout the country are unr
' doubtedly Republicans,; ; the ? Wilson
administration Is giving an eimrauon
of keeping their civil service faith that
is the first real test, that has ever
been given, to the country although
it was a hue and cry raised at many
ftlecHons .: in the -past that once V
Democratic president was s' elected.
many faithful post - office employes
would lose their jobs. '
, All that Postmaster General Burle
son has asked of the postal employes
is that they give real -service and in
most cases they - have . responded
splendidly. , : v
When the - Wilson, administration
came in to power it experienced con
siderable trouble, in many of: the of
iflcea In the country- where s: clerks
whc were -Democrats or who claimed
. to be Democrats wanted promotions
ffr thn-mspJvAii and .demotions', of
chief clerks who they- claimed -ware
KeDobaeana For a time it looked
as though - the agitation would reach
serious nroDOrtions. ,and that the
principles of civil service would be
undermined by the Internal strife, but
the situation was one that appears
to have been passed over serenely.
In the Bridgeport office ' ; there ; Is
said to be one ripple of discord that
the new postmaster will have to deal
with to -some extent and that is the
case where some of the ; employes
have brought charges, 'or Intend to
bring charges against Tone; of heads
r of the office. - If these charges" va:
tertahze and the new postmaster
finds it as a heritage upon taking of
fice his induction7 into office will not"
be very 'pleasant. There5 are 165
regular i employes o the Bridgeport
post ofHo-e, .- "I.. ; women substitute
clerks. 2 i male substitute clerks,- and
35 substitute carriers making a-total
of 128 employes under,' appointment.
The . substitutes are in line for ap
pointment to regular ; positions - and
the new . postmaster finds awaiting
him 7 substitutes who have ,: been
appointed by his predecessor and
who will rank, . those who take ; ex
. aminations for clerks and carriers in
the future.- "' ' '-.- .. V
. This large Est of substitutes is said
not to be a condition .that exists
the eastern part of , the country,' par
ticularly, m the manufacturing dis-
tricts where voting men employed in
factories have : been anxious to ' pro
cure the steadier and more lucrative
pay :o .; the. - mail services '; . The. large
. waiting list was the. cause of '; the
clerk-carrier V examinations , -, being
. called off last autumn, :
Early la 1914 upon the advie of
the ' inspection service of the departs
rnent . the : post office department is
n thA in "order that the "orooortton at-
women employes in the -Bridgeport
office vis- greater than other .Sloes
of its size -and. that no, more Women
clerks' were "to -be, appointed; to per
manent -positions.- This order ; will
probably stand until the postal busi
ness .at the Bridgeport office permits
the employment , of a , much . larger
working force. The- roster of the at
taches of the local post office is as
f oilows: V ..'-.',... ' ,
Regular . employes Ernest ; Audley,
Arthur Barnsley, Arthur B. Barratt,
Joseph Barratt, Chas. W. Beers, Har
ry if Benedict, Harry H. Bfbbins,
Herbert 3; ; Bolinder, J ohi D. Bouton,
Geo. : W4 Bras, Fred J. BreckbHl, W-
Ji. Bristol, . Barton G,; Canfleld, Fhili-
Up R. Carroll, John Casey,'. F. W.
Chase,. James Jj., Christie, John ! F.
Conlesn,. Joseph H. Cook, John H.
Coyne, jPeter J . Coyne, Charles N.
Craddoek, William' M. Cronln, Ar
thur DaOwlg, Kudolph C. Davis, Wm.
C. Dietrich,. Louis W. . Doerries, Ed.
ward P. I Donahue,: Herbert. F. Dona
hue, William Duffies. Chas. A Erriery,
James H. Erarhons, John H.- English,
Robert 6. ,Brvin, Edw. Fagan, Jr.,
Harry 3. Farr, .Maurice. J. . Farrell,
Frederick A. Finn, Thomas F Finn,
Frank G. , Finney, Harry L. Fits: Roy,
Joseph A. riynn, mup i. Blynn,
James Foley, Henry lYaney, Arthur
W. French, Jr., Winlam J. Garrity,
Frank V. Gilhuley, Alfred R. Glenn,
Chas.'. Goodfellow,- Edw, N. Good
win, John O. - Gormley, t Paul G,
Goulding, Robert 0 W, Grandfield,
George . tiaggerty, 'Gordon B. Hag
gerty, John L- Hanley, Frederick W.
Hayden,, Frederiek B. Heade, Thorn
as f, Hearn, John' J. Heavey, Robert
Hell, Chas, Frederick Heine, Henry
k C, Hsnaa, Joseph Hirschfleld, Andrew
Haggr Patrick 11. Howard, Lorenzo S,
Jackson,' Alfred W. Jeynes, Addle M.
Johnson, Henry Jopp,, Jr., C. L. Judd,
William J, ICearns, Thomas J. Keat-
.tns, -Eugene Kelly,-. G, F. Kelly, Mar
tin J, Kelly, Thomas M. Kelly, Ed
ward J, Kimmerlin, Jr., Jas. W.
-'Knight, Reuben W. Kohler, Walter
.A. ; Laidlaw, Frank T, Langenhan,
Iluby - Lacgfaara, Charles A taufer,
Joseph Uevine, Gottfried Umbacher,
Harry R,- Lush, Wm. H, MeAuliffe,
Ifa.rry J, McCabe, William F, McCar
roa, Joseph A, MeCullough, Thomas
F. McDonald, John Fr McElroy, Wnt
J. iicElroy, Wm. J, Mahoney, Clar.
ence S. Mellor, Wm. T. : Meyer, Win
field C. Meyer, Sarah, L. Milligan
Lewis R. Morgan, George W.. Morris
Hirasn Munson, John II. Murphy,
Charles 8. Neayy, Jehn ; T. slson.
Michael H. Nolan, Charles F. Noren
Charles W. Noren, Charles; J. Norton,
Charles J - O'Brien, Agnes- CrReilly.
Elizabeth L. O'Reilly, George W:
O'Shea, Thomas J. Q'Shea, Wm. Paul,
Andrew W. Peterson, Albert ,J.
Plumb,. Oliver T. Pratt, John T. Quin-
lan, William J. Quinlan, Wm:; R. Raw-
son George L. . Raymond, N Reginald a.
Reed. Charles W. -Rellly, Wm. A. A
Reuthe,: Ona M. Rhodes',! , Herman
Rieckle, BenJ. Root, Arnold Russell,
Geo. P. Sanborn, Frank E. Scheibel,
Henry C. Seitzinger, Harold . C. Sel
tenrei'ch, Thomas Sheedy, - Jr., Harry
L. Shepard, Samuel E. Smith, James
J. Stahton,- Ira Steenberg, " William
F. Stenson,; Frederick k .A. Stevens,
John E. Stevens,, v Jr., S Amelia C.
Strumbeck, Lawrence ,A. Sullivan,
Charles A Tlckey, Chas.' H- Vreeiand,
Bertha L. Walker. Adella M. F.
Walsh, George V. Ward, Geo. . H.
Warn, Wm. ' J. Watson, Robert B.
Watt Miss Julia iC - Wheeler, Miss
Bertha R. Wilkes, George H. Zum
stag, Jr. ' "' "'.:''"':'. . :
Women substitute clerks Annie P.
Fiynn,;' Grace I. Dunworth, Hannah
Burke,' Jane I.- Callahan, Marquerite
R, Barry, Lela V, -Nichols, Emilyv
Robinson, Louisa - B. . Vorschmltt,
Edith Miller, Mrs. Jiilia G. Cuddy. -.
.Male substitute clerks David P.
G. Kallstrom.- Wm.' - E. Kelly, Cor
nelius J. Bolster, Wm. J. Nolan, John
W. Miles, J.ulius J. Ginsberg, William
Cohn, Walter 0. Byars, William J.
Malone, Jr., ' Raymond E. Callahan,
August J. -Stassat, Wesley R. Booth,
Thomas A. Synnott, Peter , A. Clark,
Louis ; Petriel, ( Charles A. Fagani
Thomas Di Roberts, John J. Madden,
John J. : Brown. John J. Gaila,, Fred
L. Grlswold,. Nicholas M. .Neary.' ,
Substitute carriers John C. Reil
ly John J. Donahue, John F. Gould
ing, Louis F-. Snyder, H. A. Dusch,
Harry D. 'Keith, William H. J Tonge,
Raymond R.- Freeman, Wm. Clerk,
Herbert- E. Corby, Harry' L. Hamil
ton. ; Richard H". Doyle, Thomas
Lynch,' Walter Locke, Franklin ; J.
Butler," Harry A. Jaeger,' v Stephen G.
Beddow. jJohn T. Stein, Elbert ' R.
Patterson, John W. Kibby, Samuel
Lef kowits,' . Charles J.?. Reekie, " Fred
L. Wright, William ; I. McNamara
Charles J. Ennis, . Frank J. Bracken,
Ludwig J. Bossert, Geo. W. Bannister,
Merrill G. Liscomb, .Jeremiah p'Leary
Joseph F.f Hajcketty Joseph Al Horn
by, William F. Fisher, Joseph M.
Falvey. j, . .
Washington, Feb.! 26 An unusual
feature of the work of the. United
States Coast Geodetic Survey,' Depart
ment ' of Commerce, during, the past
summer 1 was the successful use or
1 and , one-half ton automobile truck
in transporting an astronomical party
and transcontinental tourist. - The
party was in charge of C.i V. Hodgson
and was in the field from May to Oc
tober. The trip is the more' re
markaible when the fact is taken into
consideration,' that the requirements
of the work prevented a close adher
ence to the routes usually followed:
Observations , were frequently , made
on r' mountain peaks, so the journey
was fro mountain to mountain, rath
er -than . along traveled roads
from city to city.; . ;
The general route followed toy Mr.
Hodgson and ..his party was from
Denver, : Colorado, . to Pecos, Texas,
then southwest almost to El' Paso,
where a detour was made over poor
trails through Nsouthern ' New Merlco
Into . Arizoma. The central ' and south
ern portikms of, the latter state were
rather well oovered, the itinerary in
cluding Solomonsville, - Douglas, Ben-
son. Tucson, Globe, Phoenix, Tuma,
and Parker. The auto ' truck 'was
then driven across California to San
Diego and the San Jacinto mountains.
thence - via Los Angeles, Mojave and
Sacramento to Carson City, Nevada.
Astronomical observations were car
ried along '; the' Calif orma-Nevada
boundary to . Needles, ' California,
where the season ended. . During the
season the truck, carrying a capacity
load, was nui more than 6,000 miles
under road - oonditio-ns . varying from
the deep mud encountered in New
Mexico .-and -i Texas, and the- heavy
sands of ; the . Oolorado river and Ne
vada desert regions, to the splendid
roads - of southern and . central Cali-
On a canyon -road in western Texas,
Mr. Hodgson's party ; and : outfit had
a narrow escape when a small cloud
burst in a few minutes transformed
the road into a river, as the water
came rushing down the canyon from
the mountains above. . There was no
time to put en-chains, (but ropes were
quickly wrapped arouna tne rear
wheels and' the truck was run up a
steep slope m til stalled in the rising
and rushing water. The truck was
then moored to mesqulte bushes and
the outcome awaited with considera
ble anxiety, but the water soon ceased
to rise and the danger was past. Had
the truck remained, where the water
first : struck it, it would , have been
almost - completely - submerged and
probably overturned and damaged toy
the drifting Umbers.
, It was in: the desert sands, how.
ever, - that the ; greatest difficulties
were " encountered,; as' the . truck was
fitted with ordinary solid, ru-Wber tires
(dual behind) which cut in deeply.
Many expedients were tried, but the
most successful one was the use of
green poles 'placed In front of the
dual-tired-" rear wheels in as rapid
succession as possible. . These poles
gave ;. traction and kept the wheels
from sinking - into the sand. The
extreme heat, often reaching 115 de
grees in the shade, made such work
very trying.
The cost sheets of the season show
that the work was done at a saving
of at least 35 per cent, from the cost
had teams been used. The cost per
mile for; oil . and gas varied from 2
cents to 6.6 cents in different sections
of the country, and averaged 2.9 cents
for the entire season.
' A remarkable feature of the per
formance of the truck and a tribute
to the good work of the driver was
the fact that, from the time of leav
ing Colorado Springs to the end of
the season, about six months, during
which the truck was run over 5,000
miles, only two hours were lost on
the road on account of engine trou
bles. . r
An attempt of some Hobo ken (N. J.)
office holders to upset the adoption of
commission government failed. On the
recount of the ballots, the majority'
in favor of the commission govern
ment was found to be 16 instead of X.
Every once, in a while my old friend
Lynn Wilson, the editorial writer of
the Bridgeport Farmer, in addition
to - exhibiting his usual amount of
w llsonesque sense, says something
that comes perilously near being lit
erature. - ,
Such an utterance ' eminated from
his asthmatic typewriter the other
day. He said :
"The use of the American flag by
English ships, for the purpose of
evading German submarines, is mere
ly one more illustration of the old
maxim, 'All's fair in war.'
Modern war is not a pink., tea. It
is not a slap on somebody's wrist.
cautiously administered after, con
sulting the rules of the game. War
is a struggle , for self-preservation.
In that struggle all is lost sight of,
excepting the one aim, to keep alive,
and .to kill the other fellow. -
War is the abnegation of law. It
is chaos equipped by modern science
for the .destruction of order. The
only way to make war obey rules is
to abolish war. -''
This is great stuff. It is epigram
rampant; though chisseled . into ex
quisite arabesques. . But, alack and
alas,, it stops too soon. . When we
read the concluding sentence of this
Wilsonian Philippic, we. immediately
agree that "The only way , to make
war obey is to abolish the rules of
war." . - - '.'..-'' '-'.' - n :
But how? That' is the question.
Representative Wilson neglected to
advise 'us in this rather important
little detail. So, rather, than leave a
nation gasping for the truth like a
fish out of water, I'll immolate my
self upon the altar of Clio (did Clio
have an altar?) and state how my
self. V;' --'..'.' . ; --(-. . '
Tis as easy as lying. To establish
war We need mer'ely abolish the cause
of war. And the , cause or war , as
practiced by moderns is the capiV
talistic , system producing; distributing-
' and marketing goods. ' ,
For instance, clothing. When the
producers of wealth receive appromi
mately but one-fifth of the equiva
lent" of the wealth ) they produce
these being official .'labor statistics in
this country it is clearely evident
that the workers are fiscally unable
to buy back i this material from those
who exploit them. . Consequently, tne
exploiters ever must seek new . mar
kets new outlets for. their superflu
ous, unbooght stocks. '
As all the great commercial powers
conduct business on substantially the
same basl, is stands . that their com
mercial interests, , sooner! or : later,
must necessarily conflict. When this
inevitable crash, comes, the. flag .fol
lows trade. Aiid the flag, to a. phil
osopher, . merely symbolizes the em
blem, under , which .; ' murder, rape,
plunder; horrors untold, and - brutal
ity unspeakable are perpetrated- r
.Simple. Isn't ItT-Tcf -aboTtsn- -warri
we have merely to abolish the cause
of war the spoliation of the world's
workers. When each man or woman
(child labor should have no place in
sane economics) receives the full
equivalent . of .; his laborwhether ; it
be to . the value of one or one i mil
lion dollars war Is going to cease.-,
And not before. ; The adoption of
any system which will bring' this
about .will abolish wars. But nothing
else will. " .
three: submarines in
Victoria, B. C. Feb. 26 Delivering
promised statement as to the pur
chase of two submarines m earcie,
Wash., for the Dominion, Sir Richard
MoBride, Premier of BrlBsn uomm-
bia, in Parliament yesterday, denied
that any commissions naa oeen paia
on the transaction. Their purcnase
forestalled the possibility . of a Ger
man " warship attack on Vancouver
and Victoria, he asserted.
The submarines were of the high
est modern type, he, said, and hi
been inspected toy a representative of
the Admiralty. Detailing, the cir
cumstances of the purchase, which
had been suggested -by Ca.pt. W. H.
Logan, before the outbreak of war as
a precautionary '. measure, the Pre
mier said the price asked by the ven
dors was $1,150,000. A check pay-
able.to the Premier was delivered by
Lieut. Pilcher to the vendors . The
transaction was completed on. the
high seas. -' . :';
The Premier denied the suamiar.
ines had been rejected by the Chil
lian government as tneffective. ' "He
added . that political - opponents had
em-Dloved detectives in Seattle after
the purchase to blacken his political
character. -.tl ;
Mr. and Mrs. Charles O'Brien of 136
Austin Street gave a Dinner Party
Sundav evening in honor of the mar
riage of Miss Jennie McAvan to their
son, Christopher married rjy tne ev.
John Lynch at St. , Patrick's Church
February IS.
Vocal, selections were rendered by
John and Harry Cotter, and also John
and . William Malone. olos were ren
dered by Mrs. Christopher O'Brien,
Miss Theresa O'Brien, Arthur Levas
suer, and William Cole. Mr. Cole enter
tained the guests with, an exhibition of
fancy dancing. . Both ; Mr. ; ana. ' jars.
O'Brien are well known and popular,
the bride being a former employe of
Birdseye Somen Company, the groom
holds a responsible position with The
Crane Company. Mr. and Mrs. . Ed
Leonard, Mr. and Mrsj William Cronin
and Miss Lorretta Keela of New Xork
were present also Mr. and Mrs. Tim
Mohyde, Mr. and Mrs. J. Fitzslmrnons
Mr. and Mrs. G. Bundock, Mr. and Airs
P. Boyle, 'Mr. and Mrs. L. Hatheway,
Mrs. John Burke and Mrs. Arnold;
the Misses M. Baker.. M. Tyre, M.
Meyers, F. Moloney, M. Gerrity. M.
Gughert, D. Gerrity. J. Galvin F.
Shackett, V." McAvan, , M. Ben way.
T. O'Brien and EJ. CoughUn. The Messrs.
H. Lawlor, Wm. Gole, A. Lerassuer,
William Malone, J. Cotter, J. Malone.
H. Cotter, - G. Coughlin, W. Coughlin;
and J. Buckley departed for their
homes in the wee hours of the ifaorn
ing. . '
The French war office issued a note
warning newspapers against publish
ing photographs which might be made
use of by the Germans.
, -: The map shows the waters along the German coast through which neu
tral ships are supposed to pass on their way to German ports and also the
coasts of Schleswig-Holstein and' Denmark.- Such ships are to be furnished
with pilots at Lister Tief, on the Schleswig-Holstein coast, north of -the is
land of Sylt. The isjand of Borkurn, off which the American ship Evelyn
was sunk by a mine, is shown. The German admiralty has announced that
an unmlned, neutral area exists off. the coasts of Holland, after passing
through which pilots are to toe supplied. t .
In writing of the curious customs of
th natives of southern Nigeria, Mrs.
A maury Talbot Jn Harper's Magazine
for March, tells how the .young women
are fattened in their: preparation for
marriage. .
"The first great event in -the life of
an' Tbibio girl is her entrance into the
fattlng-house. ' ' i
'This so-called . f attlng-house is a
room set apart in the parents' home
for the seclusion of ' daughters while
the latter are undergoing the process
of fattening-up which among the west-
coast tribes is thought necessary 'for
their well-being. During this time the
girls are .not allowed to go outside the
compound walls save on ver rare oc
casions. Theoretically they are not
ffVinnniElArl tn nilM Vir thraalinM A .-fi& !
-' ;
....uu-uuui. un uu .iiu wore turn '
are fed up and pampered).
In every
way. . - -. -.-'.;. -
'Before going-Jnts- seclusion for the
first time, young, girls are led down to
the edge of; the pool or srrea-m from
which the , village- drinking-water is
drawn. A sacrifice is. offered, and the
following prayer recited over each:
Behold, here comes , Vour child.
who is about . to ' enter the fattinxr-
house. Protect her, that no evil thing
may have power : to , harm her while
she dwells therein." ; ; , v , . '
"We chanced to be at Adut Nsitt
about the time when the daughters of
the principal inhabitants were ready
to - leave ' the , f atting-house after this
first period of seclusion, One of the
cmers stated that they -were not due
to emerge until a few days later, but
aia so in honor of our presence. Some
half-dozen girls came to visit us, each
of whom wore massive bangles and
bracelets of beaten brass or ! copper,
and from; a cord round their necks
dangled a live white - chicken,- feebly
fluttering against ' Jttie bare, . brown
breast of its wearer. In the Eflk cer
emony, on the death' of a great chief
each of the women is said to wear' a
similar decoration. -' " - , ,
"The second time spent in the f at
ting-house is the period iln the lives
of Xblblo women : during which they
may be looked upon as; indulged and
spoiled to the top of their rbent. This
second seclusion Is fixed at the lolnt
i ... .. . v . 1
w uoio unwK ana river meet. JJor a
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g MONEY fj?
jl 1 DOWN gTL
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w A ' W USE
i fei iVi
n mm : v ii ill a ,
period varying, according to the wealth
of the family, from a . few weeks to
two years, girls of, good position, and
even those not ' 'free born" who are
thought likely to repay , the expendi
ture, are sent once more into the fat-ting-house.
Again they do no work,
but are kept, in one room and fed up
and , indulged without limit. The re
sult is that- they emerge, to thef ad
miration of their adoring relatives and
of .; the townsfolk at large, 'perfect
mountains of "flesh, wearing strings of
beads : and bells, cr else decked out
with an extravagant array of native
ornaments, but always with an air at
once arrogant and querulous.
. a. uaj is set apart ror the first ap
pearance of the girls of each town who
are ready to -emerge from the fattine-
nouse. ua several occasions we have
V. a
"ecu present wnen inese swollen spec
lmens or femlninlt-v tnitt0H t-v,.,v.
the mbarket-place, enjoying their brief
nour of importance, while the men,
woo at every otner period of a( woj-
man s .. existence are - regarded as of
superior race, draw back admiringly
to give inem passage."
Nothnagle's most popular sale of
furniture, stoves, f rugs, carpets, .lino
leum, lace curtains, portieres, couch
covers, baby carriages, etc., as advert
tised on last page is now on. It is
the last opportunity before the Au
gust sale to buy extraordinary home
and , office furnishings at extraordl
nary prfces. v It offers a splendid ad
vantage to people who can anticipate
their needs a little beforehand and by
buying . now the necessary additions
and replacements their spring house
cleaning will demana, save .enough to
furnish part of it absolutely free.. If
you are "interested in r arospectlve
bride, whether you are a friend, a
relative, the future husband, or the
bride herself, this sale is of interest
to you. . For . those who are going to
buy wedding presents as well as those
who will , completely furnish, the . op
portunity, is proportionately the same
and an entire Main street block filled
to capacity is there for you to choose
from. Qet particulars from "ad on
last page or better yet, visit the store.
Main and Elm streets. .
Arc Waiting For Your Consideration
Dori't come purposely to buy COME, TO SEE I A trip
here will instantly place you in touch- with the best clothing
styles of America for man or woman, boy or girl. . Quite com
plete will you find, the new Spring arrivals apparel that will
cause the heart of any good dresser to flutter with delight. Of
course you are likely to see a new suit pr coat which, completely
pleases your taste and which becomes you wonderfully well -IF
SO ' " v : - - - ;, '
of all wool eponge.
jaunty, belted,
, patch pocket
models -in black
and white check
ed materials with
green broadcloth
collar. Value -
$7,00. Special
New model i
short coats, flare
skirts - colors,
black, navy, Bel
gium blue and
putty. Value
$18.75. Sn-ioi
Main Golden
; Voices Loyalty of India,
London. Feb. 2 6. A dispatch from
Delhi says that the legislative council
of India has adopted unqriimously a
resolution expressing gratitude and
loyalty to King George for his person
al attention to the Indian soldiers at
the front in France, as well as in the
The resolution expressed further
the unswerving-, determination of the
Indian people to support the war.
r More Canadian Troops. ' - t
Ottawa, Ontario. Feb. "26. jvlajor
Gen. Hughes said in the House of
Commons today, in reply to Sir. Wil
frid Laurier that Canada could sup
ply Lord Kitchener with threamore
contingents of troops in three weeks
if necessary. ' ' t -. ' -
He refused to confirm the persist
ent report that he was about -to go
to the front. t
"Capt-Kurd Roesler KUled.'
Berlin, Feb. 26. Capt. Kurd Roes
ler, general secretary of the German
committee on Olympic , games, was
killed in a recent ' battle in the Masurian-Lake
district. .
Capt. Roesler, wrte visited the Unit
ed States 'with the German .Olympic
committee in 1913, afterward retired
from the army, in order to devote his
entire time to preparations for the
Olympic) games which were to have
been held in Berlin in 1916; At the
outbreak of the war,' however, he re
entered the army, .and is said to have
served with conspicuous gallantry first
in the western zone of hostilities and
then in the eastern.
J ;; Aeroplanes Scare Germans. .
Geneva, Feb. 26. A -dispatch re-.
ceived here from. Constance says that
as the result of two allied aeroplanes
having been seen Tuesday night from
Constance flying southward, there
was great , excitement in 1 Friedrich-
shafen. . ' . .'' "'-''.'' -
The Zeppelins there, ' it ' is said,
were covered with""metal netting, the
lights in the town were extinguished
and .the people took to the cellars, -
The aeroplanes flew over Meers
burg and later reached Belfort safe
ly. , ' ':' " I 'i. ' '- '.
. ' - - . "' '
Geneva,. Feb. 26. The military gov
ernor of Strassburg, capital of Alsace
Lorraine, ' has prohibited the sale or
consumption of absinthe. '
Persons who violate the order will
be sentenced to a year's ' imprison
ment."" ' "" '; 'v"f f-: ' ' '''v-'--'
;V". Becanta Cowardice Talk.
Paris, Feb, 26 The Matin seizes
fthe occasion of , War Minister Miller
and's letter announcing the heroic
death of M. Chevillon, Deputy for the
Bouches du Rhone, to make a strik
ing; recantation of charges it publish
ed against : the Fifteenth . Corps ,of
southern troops in an article by Sen
ator Gervals at the beginning ,of Sep
tember. ''" , -;." '-.-" J". - 1 ' ' ' '' '
The present writer says y it is no
longer a secret that Gervais wrote at
the instigation' of the then . War
Minister, Gen. Messimy, who wished
to make an example of the Fifteenth
Corps for alleged weakness at Dieuze,
Lorraine, on August 21., The wildest
rumors Were then current,' for in
stance, that Gen. Castelnau ordered
the execution of one in ten of the
offendine: corps as an example, to
the rest. - ' -. s-. .
Thef Matin now ; contradicts such
stories and states that the southern
troops have" set an example of cour
age to the whole of .France. : The
Fifteenth Corss, in, .particular, more
than retrieved its reputation in the
desperate defense of the Grad Cou
ronne and the battle of Vassincourt
at tne beginning of September, which
saved Nancy. Subsequently the he-
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mude were almost entirely' southern
ers, and they sufficiently obliterated
the stain of the Fifteenth's moment
of weakness.
Fears , No Potato Famine.
Berlin, Feb. 26 The Prussian Min
ister of Agriculture.' Baron von
Schorlemer. in' discussing the food
question in the Diet today, said that,
quantities .of potatoes would be
brought from Poland, and that there
still were large supplies in East Prus
sia, where the Russians had been.
"I believe I can express, the hone."
he added, "that the potato supply for'
numan rood will suffice."
Wales On the Firing Line.
London,. Feb. 26 A Daily News'"
special " correspondent somewhere in!
France thus describes the visit of
the Prince ,of Wales to the firing!
line: '"" .-': v ; . . ' ' 1
.A . major led the way.-and Imme-:
diately behind was a short, slight fig--!'
ure ulad in regulation khakk Ha!
was wearing a 'British warm' withi
the collar tlirnAd nn nnH sQmt
6rowne belt revolver, etc., outside !
the coat. His- boots were covered!
with the familiar mud, and he looked
a keen young officer. Following hirnj
were two or three staff officers. i
'The major explained Jthe paturej
of the defenses at this point andi
then from a spy-hole pointed out thai
German lines, about 500 yards, dis-.'
tant, with our front line of trenches i
between. Meantime occasional bul-,
lets cracked overhead; the Prince of!
Wales was actually on the firms
"He listemed eagerly to the ex-;
planations of the various .officers, andi
after a stay of a few -minutes 'the'
party returned."- ...
Sank Submarine, Got- $ 1,000.
: Paris, Feb. 26 -French marine as-
surance companies have turned over.'
to Minister of Marine Augagneur 5,-j
000 francs ($1,000) to be given to ths,
crew of the ship of the second lighti
squadron which sank a German sub--marine
at . Boulogne on Tuesday.
The Marquis- of -Oma.no has offer
ed a prize, of 5,000 francs, for the next
Zeppelin brought down in France.
WILL FEINT $-500,000,000
.." IN itoERAL RliSiatFB NOTES
Washington, Feb. ' 26 Secretary
McAdoo yesterday . . announced hia
purpose to print approximately $500,-,
000.000 roi Federal reserve notes, to
be sent to Federal reserve bajika
when demanded, through the proper
channels. ' .They will take the place,
to a large degree, of the notes issued
under- the , Aldrich-Vreeland act,,
which expires June 30. - -.
The Federal reserve ioard asked
for the- notes, so- that a large supply
would toe available at any time. .
; Los. Angles, ; Feb. 26 Elias M.
Blanford, special agent of the De- .
partment of Justice here, has (re
ceived instructions from . the depart
ment at Washington to (begin an in- .
vestigation -m various croes tnrougn-.
out - the- country of . the so-called
".TiiTTr Tr).it '
The investigation, it is-understood,
will deal with the , operations of the
Great "Western Smelting and Refining
company, a Maine corporation, with
branches in Los Angeles, San Fran
cisco. . Chicago. Portland, Ore.. Seat
tle, Wash.,, and St. Louis, j-
S peaking in Cincinnati, N. C. Schaef
fer, superintendent of public schools
of Pennsylvania, said the introduction
of militarism in schools will toe or
ganized insanity." . ;
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