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TiltUTV-MXTII YKAH Ol., CXXXXV, Xo. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, -TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1915. OiiMt bt Carrier or Mall, ene Month, Single Copies, be BANK FAILURE III IIS CRUGES TO BE PROBED BY LAWMAKERS Resolution Calling for Search ing Investigation of Defunct Institution Is Unanimously Passed, ROMERO WANTS CHANGE IN STATE UNIVERSITY County Salary Bills Introduced in Both Senate and House, but Officials 'Affected Are Not Pleased, Hanta Fe, Jun. -. . Governor Mc- j l)(innld today signed the first three i bill of th session. They lire supply hills, and will enable the legislators and the legislative employes to draw tlifir tuy for thp first quarter of the session, which ends tomorrow. i nut ine senate committees are' hard at work was manifest today! when the Judiciary committee brought In rcnortM often IhIIh nno uhi,.i, luimui . i m: ai'i'iMuinn ioit uoiii wie presi- ; dent of the board of regents of the i t-al. lWo 1,I"H"'S' ".". T0O und soo; prolate Judge, txno, fiioo 1400 and '(oo j t. ,W( ,.,,.. county surveyors, $10 u day, but for mil More tliaii ir,o da.n a year In the first Hint second claw counties, 75, days in the third und fourth class counties , ,luVll , flnh (uB!1 countieH. County clerks giving nil of their time t their duties may em ploy u deputy at i;;, a month. Dis trict clerkn are to be paid $1,200 by first chisn i'iiiiiii..m i i i. mi i... ond class. $Min by third class and $500 by fourih and fifth classes. !'oh district has a Miumbcr of counties, the UiKlrl. t clerks will be the best paid officials In severs! In stances. Counties bordering on oilier stiites are uuthuiizcd to employ all additional deputy sheriff ut not to ex ceed $ I, aim a yrr. While this lull is almost Identical with that vetoed by tiovernor Mellon Mid. it is understood that countv offi cials In both democratic and republi can counties Hie mil satisfied With it mid will demand better pay, especial ly the county sehool superintendents, who insist that their services ought to be worth as much to the county as that of any othr official. Hills I'atorahly licMrlcd. The follow lug hills were favorably reported from the senale committee on judiciary: 25. Hy Senator Pnnkey, with amendment, for the legal publication of Incorporation articles. 14. lv Senator Hlnkle. An act defining jurisdiction of Justices of the pence in misdemeanor cases. "B. My Senator Unlit gos. To pre vent the sale und dissemination of nir and spring Runs. 3.1. Hy Senator Walton. Fixing the terms of the district court in the j Sixth Judicial district. 31. Hy Senator Ilfeld. An act re lating to the filing and recording of chattel mortgages. :ifl. Hy Kenutor Ilfeld. An act re lating to insane pel sons. 41. Hy Senator Ilfeld. Making It unlawful to distribute samples of medicines. 4:!. Hy Senator Ilfeld. Regarding landlord's liens on property. 4 5. Hy Senator Ilfeld, To provide the levy of an occupation tax In Incorporated cities. All of these bills hud been consld- JOHW D. JR.. PUTS IN DAY GIVING INFORMATION TO FRANK P. WALSH L urisuy o. .vew Mexico and vests ,1V ,;. ,,IIIimiu,, on Judiciary 11 in tne entire board, und the other, wnil.h r,.prtetl unfavorably on bill making the same provision for the In-. Xo r, bv senator Alldredge, relating sane asylum, of whose board I.ieuten- U) ,n, filing of chattel mortgages and ant Governor IS. C. de Puca Is presi- ,,roM., ij, , the filing fees. The com dent. The third instance in in the ! mlttee also usUed that No. 3t be form of a. resolution by Represents-(transferred to the committee 011 hlgn tive Hlood, prov iding for a sweeping j a vs. It Is by Senator Alldredge and investigation of the New Mexico Col-1 regulates the pavment of road tax. lege of Agriculture and Mechanic -i To Investigate Rank I'nllure. .rts. .. The two extreme In salary bills made their nppearunce today. In the senate tho fintince committee Intro duced a bill In which the maximum salaries run up to 14, MHO, wllh provi sions for deputies, while in the house Mr. Hewitt introduced a bill the mux- ' linuin salaries of which are Just about half as much, or $2,000 a year. Suf fice It to say that neither bill meets the Ideas of the, county officials as to what' their services are worth to the tuxpayer. Dougherty's Memory Honored. 1 Both house adjourned nip of re spect to the memory of Jl. M. Dough erty, who had Jeu'n a member of the constitutional convention the senate until Wednesday ,mornlng and the house until tomorrow afternoon. The. following bills were Introduced In the senate: , ' 4. Hy Senator McCoy. Infilling the maximum contract rate of Inter est. Judiciary, t 48. Hy Senator ISvans. Providing for joint or union depots where two or more railroads enter the same city. Judiciary. 4. By. Senator Clark. For the preparation and publication of an an nual budget in municipalities and ' In the house Mr. Hlood introduced house resolution No. 4, providing for an Investigation of the First State Hank of I-as Cruces and of the Now Mexico College of Agriculture und Mechanic Arts, and whatsoever ap pertained to the connection of the de funct Has Cruces bank and the de funct First Stute bank of Tucumcari, I with reports of the traveling auditor for 1913 and J14, und all documents, recordi, papers and correspondence, as. well as other, information In pos suasion of the governor and of the 1 traveling -auditor. Under suspension of the rules the resolution was pnss J tina,itinout;1y. The following bills were Introduced in the house: 6. Hy Speaker Romero. To govern tho state asylum f"r the In sane. Judiciary. 6 7. Hy Speaker Itomero. To gov ern appointments at tho University of New Mexico. ' I 08. Hy Mr. Davies. by request. Re lating to appeals from Justice courts In criminal cuses. Judiciary. 59. l.'y Mr. Gonzales and Mr.' Hern burg. Providing for the cstablisn- inent of "no fence" precincts upon pe tition to county commissioners, and for the recovery of damages for in jury done by animals In such pre cincts, and lixing lees tor appraiser, in sucn Father's Investments in Colo rado Have Lost Him Sev eral Million Dollars, Is Tes- . timony of Son, FAVORS UNIONS PROVIDED MEN WISH TO JOIN THEM Never Has Exercised Censor ship Over (Employes and Knows Nothing Regarding Sale of Liquor on Properly, tr MOIHikl JOUMNAI. SPBCIAL UAffO WIRK New York, Jun. 25. John 1. Rock efeller, Jr., active heud of the In terests acquired or built up by his father, occupied the witness stand for live hours today at the inquiry being conducted here by the I'nlted States commission on industrial rela tions Into the great philanthropic foundations and the cuuse of Indus trial unrest. He underwent a 'rigid cross-examination at the hands of Frank I. Walsh, chairman of the commission, as to the policies and actions of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. Mr. Rockefeller freely admitted that ho had n" knowledge concerning labor questions, but declared he was tn fuyor of labor organizing and tak ing action, provided it kept within the law, "leaving every worker free lu ussoeiale himself with such groups or to work independently us he may 1 noose." lkHlotr Venture for John l. "Father .bus invested $24,000,000 ! Ill the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co.," he testified. "The securities ure now ( Worth $19,000,000. Futher would! have been much better off had he ! put his money In a savings bank. The witness furnished the com mission with an insight Into the methods by which he determined where his money should be invested. He said that If Information concern ing alleged bad conditions In tho orado Fuel & Iron Co. paid $1 a month for lioiipitnl and medical at tendance. Whether he Needed It or not. He whs not aware, he said, that Hie Colorado Fuel Iron Co. 'main tained saloon. "If the Colorado Fur & lion Co. spends $.1,000 In electing a building In one of lis camps, next dour to u, school house and rents it to a saloon keeper, for $125 month, would m not say that the company was in the saloon business, hiding under a thin veneer?"' Mr. Rockefeller replied by telling the commissioner that it had been agreed some years atio that the Com pany had no right to tell a man that he could or could not lirink. Much l Viiilci-Htood. The witness knew the Colorado Fuel &. Iron 'o. had had a social de- partment lor ten yearn. lie was not able to statu Uliv of its ucthilies. He was n 1 1 aware that the deintnienl exercised a censorship over the news sent into mining camps. The witness dill not know, he said, tha4 the sec ond floors over the saloons were used as meeting places by the em ployes and, In some Instances, as places of worship. Mr. Rockefeller lold Commissioner Walsh that ho apparently had con siderable information in his posmhv sion concerning bad conilit tons in the mining camps. lie said that If (he commission would turn over such in formation to him be, perKMiiillv, would make an Inw ligation and try to right any conditions that were found to be wrong or generally det rimental to the I'd id Nielli nf (In: workein on their welfare. Mr. Rockefeller will resume the witness stand at toiimi row 's continu ation of the Inquiry. THE PRESIDEN T TALKS TO FRISCO ON PIION E; IS HEARD CLEARLY ALL STOCKS OF WHEAT IN GERMANY SEIZED For First Time Conversation Is Carried on Between People on Atlantic and Pacific Coasts Successfully, DR. BELLCONGRATULATED OVER ACHIEVEMENT Whito House Extends Greet ings to Management of Ex position Soon to Bo Opened to Public, assuring. K ci j Unly smiled and Uiu telephone nu n breathed a sigh of re lief. lOverythlng was working per fectly. Mr. Carty was talking to San Francisco, "I'nt Mr. Watson on the line, please, lr. Hell w ishes to talk with him." Thirty-nine ei' before this same Dr. Hell had stood in his att'c chamber In Roston and had uttered the first Intelligible sentence ever spoken iy the telephone, over sixty; feet of wire, strung to nnutht r room in the same bulldiiijr where the waiting Watson re reived it. "Conm here, Mr. Watson, Please, 1 want you," wtii the first en tencp, It wan, a diamatlc moment when Dr. Hell, whose UistliiKUlHhed bearing, even in tliMt notable company, made him conspicuous, st down to tele phone. The father of the telephone was talking to the man who first put lb,, chibl of his brain Into concrete form, Thomas A. Watson, oxer tho longest telephone Hint In the World. K on In their most enthusiastic 1110. tnents, when these two then young men were strangling wltti the diffi culties which surrounded the first ex perimental wink of the Intention, could they hutd ever dreamed of a greater mtnent. They haj not only lived to see the full fruition of thir fondest, hopes, but they were actually participating In its latent and gi cut est achievement. As a background for this lilin KUlshed figure of tint elehr 1 1 i . 111 wis .1 group of men some of whom have also made telephone history. There Wero Chief Fuglneer John J L'artv and his staff of engineers tin men who took the telephone i.h Hell in vented It and by their genius rtevel oped tile Hell svstem Which Is today the standard of the world. RESISTANCE 1)1 AISTRO-GEiANS CHECKS ADVANCE OF SLAV ARMY 1ST MORNlNtt JOUSM'l. PKCAt LIAtKO WINS) Heilln, Jan. Utl (tin, Amsterdam to Ismdou. 2:0.- it. 111. All stocks of wheat have hern sei.ed by the Ger man government, according to the of ficial statement In order to safeguard the bread supply until the next har vest. This measure, it is said, was made necessary by the fact that the people have Called to lecognUe the I necessity of economy. The stocks will j be distributed according to the popu lation of the various communities. BRITISH VESSEL LOST WITH ALL RA IDS ABOARD mining eumpR of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. f urnished him," he- per sonally would do what he could to remedy them. While he testified, more than u j score of police and prlvute detec I lives mingled In the great crowd in I the room In the city hull In w hich the hearing is being conducted, A body guard of detectives escorted Mr. Rockefeller to and from the city! hull, the corridors were cleared all persons, while the heir to Is Not Known Whether Ar mored Me: ::J;a,tman -Was Victim of Mine or Foundered in Storm, V MORNINO JOUSNAL SPKCIAl. LftAtID W:RK) Ijomlnn, Jan. JS (9:35 p. in.) It was officially announced ut the admiralty of i today that tho Hrltlsh armored mer- the 1 cWant vessel Vlknor, has been lost off school districts, i Finance 50. Wy Kenutor Clark. For the as-J and justices of the ' peace sessmcnl of tiansoortation und nubile ! cases. Livestock. utilities corporations. Finance. ! 00. Hy Mcsi;rs. Ounsales and Rockefeller fortune was bussing in ireiumt with all hands. 1 he vessel. and out. I" was suld, either struck u mine or Should Iti-.t One? Dav in Seven. ! foundered. ! Commissioner Walsh asked Mr. The admiralty in its statement j Rockefeller, as a citizen, not as an says: I expert or a business -man, if he be "sh' hnn been missing for some llieved that laborers should organize days und must now bo accepted as land act. so lomr as thev obeyed the lost with all her officers and men. I law. Rein- 51. l!y Senator Clark. Limiting the annual tax rate for state purposes to one-third of tho present maximum, and also limiting the rate for coun ties and ilties and school disliicls. , Finance. 2.. Hy Kciuilor I'lark. Limiting tile Indebtedness of counties, cllies and villages. Finance.' County Salary fill. Hy the finance committee. Prescribing- Salaries of county officials. This measure, like that Introduced by Senator Hunt, divides tho counties into five classes according to their taxable assessments, as follows: First class, $1,000,000 or more; second, $2, .".00,000 to $4,000,000: third. $1,750, 000 to $2,500,000; fourth. $1,000,000 to $1,750,000; fifth, less than $1,000, 000. . ' Sheriffs are to receive, $3,500, 1 $3,000, $2,000, $l,S00 and $1,800, re-1 sportively. Treasurers und assessors. $4,000, $;t,250. $2,500, $2,000 and $1,400; county clerks the same, ex-1 cept that in both the fourth and fifth classes they are to receive $2,000 a year. Superintendents of schools: $1.sqft, $1,00,. $1,500, $1,200 and $1,000: county commissioners, $00, $600, $400, and $300 for the last two clashes:,, deputy sheriffs, $l,50o in the! The Day in Congress . ' THIS SFXAIT.; Met ut 11 a. m. Secretaries McAdoo und Kcdfleld presented a Joint report on the ocean shipping situation. Senator Hoot led the republican at tack on the administration ship bill. Considered nominations in execu tive session. Adjourned ut ii;32 p. m. to 11 Tuesday. a. m TIIH HOI 'SIS. Met at 1 1 a. 111. j Representative Talc.olt of New York Introduced a bill to double the num ber of cadets at West Point. Hill to Incorporate a Fun-American hank, with thu I'nlted States holding a majority of the capital stock, in troduced Jby Representative Helm of Kentucky. Hill to repeal the war tax act Intro duced by Representative Rritton of Illinois; mil .to amend fur seal laws so as prohibit the capture of, possession of, or shipment of Alaskan seals ex cept under government regulations, Introduced by Representative Palmer of Pennsylvania.- Recessed at 5 p. m. to 8 p. in. Considered private pension bills. WEATHER FORECAST. Washington,' Jan. 25. New Mex ico: Partly cloudy, south, snow In north, Tuesday: Wednesday, fair. burg. To make it a misdemeanor to derraud lessors out of rent due or to leave rented premises without notice. State uffaiis. 61. Hy Mr. Chavez of Valencia. Relative to the appointment of --ity marshals. Judiciary. ' llctvlll's Salary Hill. 2. Hy Mr. Hewitt. To classify the counlies of tho state and to fix Iho salaries of the county officers. Finance. This bill provides for three classes of counties: First, over. $4. 000,000 taxable :iset;sment; second, $2,750,000 to $1,000,000, and third, less than $2,750,00'!. Sheriffs, , as sessor, treasurers, county clerks und county superintendents are to re ceive $2,000, $1,750 and $1,500, re spectively; only practical teachers to be eligible to the last named oince, county commissioners and probate Judgea $000, $400 and $300, respee iively; . deputy court clerks, $1,200, $1,000 and $i00, respectively; cmur men of county boards, $700, $500 und $400. . , A strenuous effort will bo made ny both parties to get a salary bill to the governor before the county offi cials descend upon the capital to voice their demands. 63. Hy Mr. Veal. To regulate the fees to be paid for automobile li censes at 50 cents per horsepower. ----laud exempting automobiles from all 1 other forms of property tax. The fees prescribed are made returnable to leach county. Whence they were re i ceived. less five per cent to pay for 'the administration of the act. I 64. Hv Mr. Swan. To provide for panel of 36 Instead of 24 petit jur- Judiciary. Hy Mr. Swan. Providing for the B"rvice of process by registered mall. Judiciary. 1 66. Hy Mr, Swan. Providing for procedure in civil and criminal cases, judiciary.- 61. Hy Mr- .Swuii. Defining the crime of embezzlement, and providing la penalty therefor. Judiciary. 6K. Hy Mr. Welsh. For the tn siuM'lion of hides, pells hy shorlffs, deputier, Justices of the peace, inspec tors, mid giving of certificates there for. Judiciary. 69. . Hy Mr. Welsh. To prevent the crime and providing penalty for con spiracy. Judiciary. . 4, ,' 70. Hy Mr. Tharp. Abolishing capital punishment. This is the sec ond bill introduced by the socialist member, his first bill providing for the recall of public officials by Popu lar vote. House Has Most Rills. Vp to this evening 123 have been In troduced In the legislature, 70 of them in the house. The house passed house resolution No. 1, by Mr. Gonzales, to provide the legislators' with copies of the com pile,! laws, session .laws and journals. The bills signed by Governor Mc Donald are senate bill No, 2, appro priating $9,000 for legislative printing, No. 11, appropriating $750 for print ing of bills, and No. 23. appropriating $3,5u0 for the per Ulem of member and pay of employes of the legislature. I OI'H. , 65. I "As a citizen, 1 cannot answer that I question," said Mr. Rockefeller. "I ! have not studied It." He considered it a hardship, he said, when u man had to work seven days a week at a blast furnace. The j witness said he frequently worked seven days u. week. I "I think every man is eulilleil to a) day of resl," he said. Mr. liockcleller said he did not see the biilletina, written by Mr. I.cfl before they were sent out. Neither did he know where the bulletins were prepared. Mr. Itoekereller said he hud observ ed a bulletin written by Mr. Lee in w hich It was said that only 11 few of j the employes were dissatisfied with conditions. "On September 2.1, IBIS, did you have information that the men were uhotil to go on strike'.'" Mr. Walsh asked. "I recall no such Information," he replied. "The Information that I h'td was quite to the contrary." List of Injured Kinployi-s. Mr. Walsh started to read a list of employes of the Colorado Fuel '& Iron o. who had been Injured und the settlement.'' made with them, lie hud only read two names whr-n Mr. Rockefeller interrupted him und said he favored a compensation for workmen und understood tho state of Colorado was about to enact a law providing for il. Mr. Walsh ntude no comment, but continued to reud the list. The hMiest settlement was $1,000. A man got that sum for the loss of an eye. Another man got $300 for the loss of an eye. . . Mr. Rockefeller said he had heard there was corruption in Colorado polities and that the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. whs supposed to have fur nished the money forhe corruption; but he disclaimed knowledge of any such incident. "Would you vote to discharge un officer who furnished money to buy liquor and corrupt voters'.'" asked Mr. WulKh. . . ''I would not look .upon Knelt a thing with favor," replied the wit ness. Ho had not read a speech hy Jesse B, Norlheott, Rllorney for the Colorado Fuel & Iron Co., in which he wks alleged to have said that the company controlled the government of Las Animas ajid other Colorado counties. Crwlii. at Company Store. After being questioned at length upon the operation of stores in Col orado mining camps, Mr. Rockefel ler said he did not know whether the Colorado Supply company had made a prom of $0 per cent upon its cap italization of $1,000,000. Nor did he know of the "check off" system whereby' the employe had the amount of his weekly bill extracted from his pay envelope. He did not know", he said, replying to a question, that workman could not get credit for $1 worth of goods at the camp store until he had $1 coming to him for work done. . Mr. Rockefeller said he under ulooU that each employ. of the Col The cause of her loss Is uncertain, but as some bodies and wreckage havo been washed ashore on the north coast of Ireland, It is presumed that during the recent bad weather she either foundered or, being curried out of her course, struck a mine, in .seas where the Germans are known to have laid them." The Vlknor was formerly Iho Vik ing and was commandeered by the. admiralty on December. 12. Sho was I in chuigc of Commander Li list . Hullantyne. The number of her crew cannot be ascertained. lit MODHIU JOURNAL ir,CI,L ikiu a,M Washington, Jan. Si. Today presi dent Wilson inaugurated the first trans-contlneiitiil telephone system by speaking directly to President Moore of the Panama Pacific exposition In San Francisco. With Mr. Moore, Al exander Graham Hell, the inventor of the telephone, and President Vail of tho American Telephone and Tele graph company, were on the wire, at different points. The president ex tended congratulations on the achievement. ... . ' It appeals to the Imagination to fpoak across the continent," said the president to Mr. Moore, R H u fine thing for the exposition that the first thing it has doim is to send its voice from sen to sea. 1 congratulate you on the fine -prospect of a sticc.isriful exposition. I Hm confidently hoping to take pai't In it after tho adjourn ment, of congress, . .Miy I send my greetings to the management and to all whose wink has made it possible, and made It the great event it prom ises to de, and convoy my personal I congratulations to you." I With Dr. lu.ll listening in on the line at New York, the president then spoke t Thomas A. Watson. In San Fruneiseo. Dr. Watson was Dr. Hell's electrician ut the. tlmo of tho Invention of the telephone and was the first person to hour a word spoken voices over a pnone. "I consider it an hon or," said he provident, "to be able to vxpre-tti "Joy admiration fur U10-inventive genius unu scientific knowl edge that has made this possible and my prldo that this vital cord should have been stretched across America as a new symbol of our unity und our enterprise. Will you not convey my most cordial congratulations to Dr. Hell and I want to convey to you my personal congratulations, sir." Wilth Mr. Vail listening in on the lino ut Joky II Island, the president then spoke to Dr. Hell: ".May 1 not congratulate you very warmly on this notable consummation of your labors und remarkable achievements," said the president. "Von are Justified In feeling a great pride In what has been done. This is a menu-ruble day and I convey to you my warm congratulations." Tho president said he could hear Mr. Moore In S.ui Fruneiseo very dls Unelly. COMI l!STlt HI INI I lR. WSJ I. AMI Mil, A I M hear "Yes, Yes. your is us New miles Denver. Colo.. Jan. 25. The fol. lowing conversation was caught be. I ween Dr. Hell lu New York and Mr, Wulson. Dr. Hell: "Hello, Mr. Wat son. Oh, you there? Do you me'.' Mr. Watson of San Francisco; Mr. .Hell, I hear you perfect ly, Mr. Hell, hear you well. Yes. voice is perfectly distinct. It clear as If oil were here In lork Instead of being H.IUIO away, "Do you renumber, Mr. Watson, that tin circuits wo are talking over are really II. sou inllea In length, as of course tho earth cannot lie used for the return now as we lined it then? "I want to switch Irt another tele, imone and talk to you through that." (Hell switches in another telephone.) Hell talking: "I am now talking through an exact duplicate of the first telephone which was made In June, 1S7D." Then hn says; "Cun you hear me?" Wnlson talking: "1 hear It per fectly, though less distinctly titan tho other, of course, Now switch(f uuck i in,, .-.uinuaiu transmitter. Hell talking: "What universal progress has been made by tho Hell system since then to enable our to be transmitted over a cir cuit 6.800 miles w ithout the leust ap- parent fllaloxlliitii" - '. WMsnn: "Tim work has been su perb and supnU Is the discipline of the organisation that watches over every inch of this long circuit to mife Kuurd those feeble vlbrnllons when .lie many things that might interfeit, with them." Hell: "Aii honor to the men who have rendered this great achievement possible. They have brought all the people of Iho 1'nited States within tho sound of one another's voices and milted them in one great brotherhood." lliMluccN Duly oil Cotton Siiil OH. tenlcH (via London, Jan. 25, 10:25 ,P. m.l The Austro-llungarlan Im port duly on cotton sod oil, the whole supply of which comes from tho l tilted states, has been reduced from 40 to 15 kronen, according to a VI- ";enna. dispatch. The duly on lead has Rumania Is Not Yet Ready to Enter War but Belief Grows That Event Cannot Be De layed Much Longer, LITTLE CHANGE NOTED IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM Swedish Papers Express Great Irritation Over Trade Re strictions Imposed by Eng land on Country's Commerces UT HnNIH -OUHNAl IPUt UU WIMI London. Jan. 25 (:55 p. m.) -The sudden stiffening of the Austrian front at the eleventh hour, to check the HuSMiati Invasion of Hungary an a natural sequence to the occupation, of Hitkntvluii, seems for the present, to be the event of chief military Im portance, The Husslans serm to rec ognize this and alt recent dispatches from Petrograd huve rinphnslxcd tho Austio-Germiin offcmiHe In th southeastern theater,- Heeotid ju importance, perhaps, are the liiisslan movmnents near the ISast und West Prussian frontiers move mauls of whiih tho German sl.iUuii jit ognisunce, although Insisting that no nixsnce, although insisting that no new advances into Germun territory are now feared. . , l.llllo Change In West. In the western theater there has been so little change that the Hrltlnlt newspapers print , the official com munications wllh scant comment, pre ferring to feature Sunday's naval ac tion. The facta com l i ning this .i gagcnient are not given In dctal ami tho admiralty up to tonight had added nothing to tho original announcement. With a great battle soon to be fought out at her front door, Rumania hit not yet decided to Join In tho conflict but it Is intent lhal the situation lu tin Hulkaiis is simmering and it is be lieved action will come suddenly. Tha Italian, Grtte.lt and .Hulgariaa -minle- era wore among tho callers at the foreign office today, .... 1 Irritation In Sweden. "'"' Tho Swedish prnss Is. showing re newed Irritation against tho Hellish contraband policy and some of th Stockholm papers suggest reprisals forbidding the transportation of goods del, lined for Grrut Hiltaln over Swedish railways. One paper says tho country should strougthen her do. fenses by means of which sho would be available- to command respect for her neutrality. I'ROXOl Nt Fl ACTIV1TV ON 800 Mil l s OF FRONT NEW lOHk VOW TALKS WITH KAN FRANCISCO YACHTANDCREIV ' GO DDI II BIG ! i ATLANTIC GALE lav MONNIHd JOURNAL SPECIAL LCAMD wint) New York, Jan. 25. The schootcr yacht Idler, owned by J, p. Jefferson of Warren, Pa., sank off the inner Diamond shoals toiluy after being driven aground by tho gale lust night. Captain Harding and his crew of four, teeu men are believed to have perish ed, according; to a wireless tnessugu received here tonight. The vessel y,un flighted and report ed to bo breaking up today, l.licsa. ers were unable to rouch her on ac count of the heavy wind and high seas. The United Slates revenue cut ter Heminolo reached the wreck to night too Into to help. . All that show ed was part of one mast rising- from the walor. Mr. Jefferson and friends who were to havo accompanied him on a cruise through the south Pacific, uro In Ha vana, where, they have been awaiting tho arrival of th yacht. Tho trip was to have lasted a year arid Its pur poses were seinl-si'lentlfic. Tho Idler formerly belonged to Henry T. Kloan of the New Yolk Yacht club and was purchased bv Mr, Jefferson especially for the cruise. New York, Jan. 2'. Talk lute across Hie continent, from New Y ork to Han ('lancisi o, is tin. latest achievement of I lie Hell Telephone sjulcpi. When in isii; Professor Alexander rirahuiu Hell first publicly . c.hlblt.nl his Hpeakii.-R telephone at the centen nial at Philadelphia, the Mclonlisls und d I L'n Maries gnlhered there were as tonished lhal he could transmit, spec'li over a row nunnreq tee, m wot, from one room in the exposition build, itig to another. Yesterday afternoon a rrruiip of public officio Is, represeulnllves of vitr. Ions scientific and business assocla tloni. newspaper men, telephone offi cials mill others gathered at office of President Vail of tho American Telephone Ik Telegraph company, 15 Dey street, and tallied to another equally Important group In Sun Fran cisco, using a. tclcphona that was in principle the same as Hell's first tele phone, which at tho Pl.iladeljinia cen tennial had called forth from limn Podro, empotor of Hrazil, tho excla mation, "My Hod, it speaks!" With primer appreciation of tho Im. porlanee of the event, everyone pres ent was allowed to talk to Han Fran-else.-). Many apparently trivial ques tions trutvrsofi the continent over thu now continental line, Jt seemed tho most, natural thing In the world to suy, been removed. Forbids I so of W ireless. Washington, Jan. 25. The Oi lman imperial murine authorities have for bidden the use of wireless apparatus In tlerman waters by merchant ships exce,l in case of distress. Summary of War News of Ycnierday MEXICAN POLITICIAN ARRESTED IN SAN ANTQNI0 IB1 MOR-NIN JOlfftNAL gPCClAL LtAIO Wll Han Antonio. Tex., Jan. 25. ileuer a.l Rlcsrdo (ioniei! Roblo, against whom are charges In federal court of conspiracy In connection with a Mex ican revolutionary movement and who forfeited a bond of 11,000, was re . irrested here todav at the home "if i 'ascual Oronco. I(l bond was agaiu ; xed at $1,000 in delault of which h ws placed In Jail. ; Roblo was attorney general in the Jluerta cabinet and a former seiiHtor. He said he had Just returned from Kurope and was on his way to Mexico when arrested. 'Mow' the weather over there?" or "What time Is it?" The difference in tlmo was Impressively shown by tho answer,' "Oh, It's 0110 o'clock here," or "one-ten" when the man on the New Y'ork end looked at. his wutch un found Jt was four o'clock or four-ton, us the case might be, As 0110 man expressed It: "Tho ,J"tf-JI people have annihilated time." It was at four o'clock. New 'Y'ork time, one o'clock Han Francisco time, Hint Chief Engineer t arty of the Am erican Telephone Telegraph com pany, acting us chairman of the meet lug, seated himself at the flat -top desk, and placing the receiver to his ear, called for thi number which would put Now Y'ork and Ha 11 Kruuels. co in telephonic communication With each olher. There was a hush of expectancy, for the moment was a crucial one, particularly to the telephone engi neers who had labored so long to bring Huh great millet emeitt to sue cesslul completion. Would the line work all right'.' No one could tell. No otic knew so well as they the ncnaitive nature of the electric Impulse, that carries the hu man voice in less than one-fifth of a second across tho continent. To b sure tho line had been tested Out and had worked splendidly. Hut no one could toll but that, away out lu th Rockies, an avalanche might hurtle down the mountains and bury a pnln lino out of sight, or a cyclonic wind sweeping across the desert play havoc with thu tiny strands which gutdo tho electric waves from coast to coast, j But Mr. Carty' first words are re- (if actual fighting there Is little, lint tin new troop dlNiosltlons in var ious qiiurlors seem to Indicate that great buttles soon will bu raging Ugliifl. 'I'll 1 -4 is particularly true lu the southeastern theater lu Hukowln.i where the Auntrlaus have mass" I large forces In an endeavor to push back the Russians, and In tho Car pathian pusses where the troops of the dual monarchy are reported by PelroLvrad to he showing activity. Heiiln notes a movement of Rus sians In considerable force to the north of Warsaw and the (ierman mil itary critics are In a quandary to whether this means .1 maneuver in u new eumptiigil In Hint dlsliiet where previously nil Russian sttempte at advance have been repulsed'. Nothing definite has been learned Willi ict.-'jil to ilermany's claim that, the' Hiillhb lost a cruiser In tho sea fight Sunoay. KufhIii. Is Mil I to have reinforced tho Kerb army with Cossacks and also to have sent considerable quantities of UNr supplies Into the kingdom, Hermans' has seized nil stocks of wheal, in order to insure a supply of breml until the - next harvest, htocks of wheat will be distributor) according to the neccshllles of the various coiu 111 11 ni 1 1, H. The Hritlsi, armored imiohniit steamer Vlknor hus been sunk with all hands off tho Irish coast. Tho vessel either foundered or struck a lulm. A Vienna iiwmiuiici- (leii.ircH thi new -Auatro-lJunguiinn foreign mm biter has slated ho will refuse terri torial concessions to Italy and Ro mania, even If such a refusal should Im the cause of their entering tho war on the side of the ullles. Herlin credits to Vienna ro'tvsp.i per dispatches the statement that re porled Ausfro-llursrarlau successes HI Hukowlna have served to lesson Rus sia's prestige In Itumaiilu. It is stated In London, that, owing to reports that O.-i maiiy Is sohtlng iill foodstuffs for mtlitury use, the Amei. ban HUarner VVilhemlnlu, ImiuihI from New York for dermany with fisal, is likely to be slopped by the allies un less a positive guarantee Is given that her eaigo will not reach the tier man army. Amsterdam reports that tho flftv-yenr-old untrained men of the land sturm In tho province of Hrandonliurg In which Herlin Is located, have been cited to appear for modiettl cxamlnu-j Hon. 1 Petrograd. Jan. 25. There has been pronounced activity along tho entire Austrian front of 300 miles dur ing iho last few ds. This Is re marking tho initiation of the plan for an AuHim-OcriuKii offensive move ment .which is believed to have been ment .which is believed to have been adopted lecently, with the object nf clearing the Husslun Invaders from Hukowlna, eastern Oallelu und north ern Hungary. In Uallria, between Hie rivers Vis tula, and Jaslolku, approximately thirty mlb s east of the Inuiajoc, llen eral Krojevitx, commander of the fourth Austrian army, tins undertaken a rorward movement In the direction of Praomysl. Whether this Is un at tempt to relieve J'rxemysl, which hat been under slog'i. for several months, or to for 'o the Russians to withdraw from Hiikowlnn, Is not yet clear, Klm ultaueous attacks ure recorded on tho RusMlfin pi HliioiiB In Hukowlna, In the vicinity nf Kimpiilung, and In Ihoi south Polish provinces of Radom and Klelce, along the line from Inowlod to Konsklo and thence to Hobkou, where heavy artillery engagements have occurred. Northward there appears to have been little change. Northwest of Warsaw, from Itadzanowo to Dob rr.yti, on Iho Vistula, tho Hermans are still on the defensive. On the loft bank of tho Vistula, wostt of War saw, and along lie Ruwka, the Her mans are stubbornly attempting to advance. Helwoen Thoiglmow and Oiimln, twenty-five miles west of Warsaw, deiiperalo hund-to-hund rigid lug Is reported. Tho village of Thorgimow has changed hands sever al times ns the urmies have surged hack and forth. At lust reports It was not occupied by cither side ns neither of Iho opposing forces Is abln to holil It. In this fighting the f lorn-ana put Into use Improvised sheet shields. which were moved forward for tho protection of trench ditjgers. Hehlnd these shields tho diggers worked un til two lines of trenches hud been pushed to within a few hundred yards of tho Russian positions. Ho close and iieciti'Hlo wuH tho firing that a hat stood on the point of a bayonet in. variably would be riddled with bul lets from tho opposing trench. Fight ing of this chiiraetor went on for days with no noticeable advantage for oilier side, No less stubborn Is tho uction on the lino between tjrunow and Kurd vanov. southeast of Hochactsew. liv this vicinity the Oermuns are said to have moved forward In the open, over fields strewn with rtosd. many ' of whom had died by frrenlng, Tho progress made here as the fight went on between thtt lines of trenches, was slight. Neither tho Gerfrians nor the Russians wero ablo to get in mote tlulu a. few jards. " Captain of Itluechcr Sated. lAindmi, Jan. 20 (2:30 a. m.) Tho Dally Mail says it understands that t'liplaln Krdmann, who was In charge of the (Ierman armored cruiser Hlue cher when she was sunk by the Brit ish warships in th North a, Sun day, was among. the survlvora landedi at Leith. , '