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Wall Street Stock Exchange Reopened
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIII— Xo. 291 GREAT CHEERS MARK OPENING OF EXCHANGE Wall Street Busy Again After Period of Over Four » Months 900 MEMBERS ON THE FLOOR Visitors' Gallery Thronged; Many Women Present When Gong Sounds By Associated Press New York. Dec. 12.—Wall Street came into its own to-day. The Stock Exchange, closed for nearly four and a half months, except for limited trading in bonds during the past two weeks, was reopened at It" o'clock this morn ing for active trading in stocks. One hundred and nlne4y-two issues were approved by the governors for trading i and. though other issues were barred, ■ notably I'nited States Steel, activity I on the floor of the exchange revived memories of big days ten years ago. Not for many years has there been such a throng of brokers on the floor as that which waited patiently for j nearly an hour to-day for the signal : to resume trading. There are 1.100 I members of the exchange and nearly j i'OO of these, it is estimated, were on the tloor. Many of the others smiled j down, with their families and friends, | from the members' gallery on the west ; wall. Visitors' Gallery Thronged The visitors' gallery across the way on the west side was thronged. Half or n ore of the hundreds who gazed down at the unusual scene on the tloor were women. The first chime of Trinity Church's: 10 o'clock bells has long been the sig- ; nal for sounding the opening gong on f the floor of the exchange. As the j church clock struck a wave of cheer- j ing rippled over the exchange and! swelled to a vast roar as the gong I clattered noisily in response. The vol- ! ume of sound that echoed through the building has not been equaled for many a day. Almost before the metallic echoes of the gong ceased ringing the cheering had died down to a great hunt and the i hundreds of brokers were grouping themselves in knots around the trad ing posts. The galleries gazed down in dwindling interest and slowly began to empty. Within less than ten min utes the floor of the exchange was white with paper snow—the torn frag ments of thousands of memoranda. Old-Time Opening There was hardly need, it seemed, during the first few minutes of trad ing for the posting of minimum prices. The market opened with its old-time swing that sent the principal issues whole points over the rockbottom fig ures determined upon by the commit tee in advance. There was one feature, however, that was not all in keeping with the activity of the big davs of more prosperous times, and that was the small voume of single trades. Most of the trading was in blocks of 100 to *OO shares and much of it was in blocks of less than 100 shares. Around posts 11 and 12 on the floor of the the crowds were thick est. At these posts Reading and the • oppers—such of them as were not barred—were bought and sold. Al though the trading was most active there, the volume continued to be I small, few single lots of more than 300 shares changing hands. The largest s 'ngle transaction recorded during the • prlv trading was a sale of a block of ••400 shares of Reading. This stock opened at more than r points above tno minimum pr:ce«. « Trading to-day w-» only for cash. ! ■ n this way the sc.ivernors sought to I i speculation— and succeeded , though it was believed at the expense of the volume of tradinc. Within the" rst mmrter of an hour it was esti hands tha * shares had changed Knights Templar to Hold Christmas Service Pilgrim Oommanderv. Knights Tom- I nlar. of Harrisburg. will meet at noon Christmas Day for its annual services and exercises. Throughout the entire M^'ii?Vii:,%; t P r^ of 12 t,,e T * ni " i win''™ me , m V er 'V >f Commanderv V.' r TM >? the Masonic Temple at 11 l.i o<lock Christmas morninir. The invocation will be given bv the Rev • A. of Steven* \t»' morial Church. The Rev. Harrv N'elson rboret, of .. thp Second Reformed TTI • ,he ! ,rinc ' l Pal speaker.; Tie will give an address on "Some Thoughts of the Day." ! William M. Donaldson and Arthur D ' *1 will respond to the toasts Rmi- ! w*?l £eTide ander D Mchliter, THE WEATHER For llarrlahiii-K and vlrlnltyit Fair IVf-hfl tPH.pfr.lurr Hlißlitly below freezing; "unday Incrcaalnic cloudlneaa, prohnhly hemming unsettled by night. l r '"ennaylvanla: Fair f""if Sunday Increnalnic doadlneaa, prohnhly becoming unacttled by night; moderate westerly nlndn. River The *naqurbamin river nnd all Ita tributaries will remain ncarlv atatlonary to-nluht nntl Sunday. A otnee of about 3.1 fret la Indi cated for Harrlaburg Sumliiv m limine. f.rnrral Condtlliiria 1 ndrr the Influence of the area of high pro.nu re from the West which la now central over the Ohio Valley and Tenneaaee, fnlr weather prrvaila over the greater part of the eaatern half of the country tbla mornlnic, for the 1 firat time In two weeka, except in the l.ake region nnd In the Ohio \ alley and Tenneaaee. where cloudy weather atlll pre * alia with light aaow falling at t lilcago and Pittsburgh at time of ohnervatlon. Temperature! H n. m.. 28. Sun: HUea. 7il H m. m.j «eta. 1:31 1». m. Moon: moon. December 1« p. m. River Ntnire: 3.4 feet above low- WH'iep innrk. Veater«Ja>'x Went her lllghent f rnipernlure :17. I.oweat t«*mperntur«*. 33. Mean temperature, 3.*». formal temperature, :tl, HOW DO VOU KNOW VOO (RE CONVERTED? Dr. Stough Will Tell You if You Hear His Sermon at the Tab ernacle Tonight 105 MORE HIT THE TRAIL Thousands of Women Hear "Moth erhood" Lecture; Evangelist to Stay Next Week In his sermon to-night on "How 1 .May Know 1 Am Converted" Dr. Stough will give answer to some of the troublesome questions often put to Christians and ministers by persons who are in doubt as to their soul's state. The singing of the booster chorus will he the chief attraction. Dr. Stough gave the last of his series of special lectures to women this afternoon at the tabernacle, llis sub ject was "The Mysteries and Trage dies of Motherhood," and the building, as usual at each of these Saturday aft ernoon lectures, was jammed to the doors and many were turned away. I 105 lilt the Trail The most enthusiastic and up- j roarious night of the SIN weeks' cam-I paign was last night, when about 1.300 young men and women students of the high schools of Harrisburg, Steelton, New Cumberland. Highspire. West 1 airview, Oberlin, Marysvillc. Ee moyne and Susquehanna township oc cupied reserved seats and vied with | one another in trying to yell and sing : the loudest. The first forty minutes j of the service was one continuous round of rival school yells, special [ fContinued on Page 2] PRAYERS ASKED FOB SIK UiHAPPY PASTOR Thousands of Circulars Giving De tails of His Shortcomings Scat tered Throughout City Circulars asking for prayers "for an unhappy pastor" were scattered throughout the city yesterday. The circular goes into detail as to why the pastor is "unhappy," the main reason seemingly being that he has opposed "a general evangelist." The inference of course is that the pas tor of a Harrisburg church has been covertly attacking Dr. Henrv V.'. Stough. the evangelist, and that as a result needs the prayers of everybody to put him in the good graces of the religious people of the community. The circular which fails to name the preacher and is unsigned is as fol lows: "A pastor accounted to the spritual portion of this church for lack of suc cess in soul saving by blaming the cards, theaters, dancing, wine-bibbing, grafting and general worldliness of I the worldly portion. He got an evan gelist in his church and knocked on the same line to him. The evangelist preached against the evils complained of. The worldlings withdrew and kicked. The pastor's influence was with the kickers and knockers, he sat [on the platform listening to the sing i ini? and scowled while the evangelist j was out laboring with penitents in the | inquiry room. The result was few if any accessions to the church, smaller congregations than before, the world lings on the top, and a general com plaint that the pastor was no man [Continued on J'age 11] German Cruiser Dresden Reported to Have Taken Refuge in an Inlet By Associated Press I.ondon. Dec. 12. ] :06 I'. M. A ! dispatch to the Evening News from \alparaiso. Chile, says it is reported j that the German cruiser. Dresden, has taken refuge in an inlet on the coast of : l J atagonia. ; The Dresden is the only vessel of the ! German squadron which met the Brit ■ ish fleet in the South Atlantic, Decem ber 8, that has not been accounted for. ! Police Chief Deplores Lack of Detention House j _ Failure on the part of the County I Commissioners to provide a house of I detention for juvenile criminals, is re sponsible for much of *he petty j thieving reported recently, according to Colonel Joseph B. Hutchison, chief lof police. The chief declared that as i long as incorrigibles are at large steai- I in:: will continue. I"The lack of a detention house is putting up to an awful lot of trouble." said Colonel Hutchison. "We are up I against a hard proposition, and I i don't see how we can help ourselves I without a place for juveniles. We ar- I rest a boy for stealing bicycles, or j : other thefts. He cannot be sent to I jail. If he has no one to offer bail we; I must either keep him in the base j mcnt or let him loose. If we let him' | loose, he keeps 011 stealing." Hold Woman Who Plunges Dagger Into Her Husband j Mrs. Viola Smith, North and Capital 1 streets, charged with stabbing her hus- ' ! band. William Smith, was arrested late I j yesterday afternoon at the home of a ' j sister. 123 North street. A charge was ' j preferred against her bv Detective Jo- 1 ■speh Ibach on Information received, for J felonious assault and battery with in- i 1 tent to kill. Smith is recovering. A ! j hearing may take place next week. FIVE \ ECHOES I.WCHKI) I\ SOI TH W ITHIN TWO WEEKS ! ! Shreveport. Dec. 12. Two' negroes were lynched near Shreveport yesterday, and last night another. ! V.'atkins I-ewis. accused of complicity i i! 1 the killing of Charles M. Hicks, a merchant of Sylvester. I«a., was taken 1 from the Parish jail here by members | ••f 11 mob and Is believed to have beeii'i bunged. HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EYEXIXG, DECEMBER 12. 1914. —— I MEN OF STOUGH PARTY WHICH HAS BEEN INVITED TO STAY ANOTHER WEEK | Dr. Stoush Spooner Rev. Patterson Fred Cartwrlght Shannon lELLIOTI-FISHER TO START SALES SCHOOL Big Home Industry Will Train Har risburg Boys For Work in the Field Unusual opportunities for young men of Harrisburg who are indus trious. level-headed, clean-lived, fairly I well educated and full of ambition to gain entrance to the ranks of a linn ; with its future still before it will be given when the salesmen's school of , the Elliott-Fisher Typewriter Com ! pany opens in January. An adver , tisement appearing in to-night's issue I of the Telegraph gives full details for I those who are interested and directs | applicants where and how to secure ; enrollment in the new class, j A salesman's school is an innovation [Continued on Page It] Ills MAY RAISE A QUESTION What to Do With Those Now at Large After Electrocution Act Becomes Effective In view of the fact that the first warrants for electrocution of murder ers will soon be issued from tlie Capi tol it is probablo that the next Legis lature will be asked to make some pro vision for the execution of murderers who may be apprehended, tried and j convicted for crimes committed years ago and who are now at large. People j connected with the State government say that a peculiar condition might i arise in this connection. The act of June 19, 1913, making electrocution ! the legal form of inflicting the death penalty, provided that all persons com mitting murder after date of approval of the act should be sent to the chair if convicted of murder in the first degree. There are probably half a ; dozen cases pending in Pennsylvania ! wherein men indicted for murders committed prior to that date have 1 not yet been punished, appeals or or j ders for new trials having stayed exe | cution. Several men sentenced to death for murder since June 19 of last ! year await issuance of death war ' rants. What has caused speculation here is what would be done with a ! man who committed murder five years ago if he should be arrested two'years i hence. By that time the scaffold will j be a thing of the past ami unless the ! Legislature makes provision for exe cution it is pointed out by some seek ers after information that there may 1 be reluctance in counties to use the i noose. Steve I-oncar furnishes an il- I lustration for Dauphin county. MI'MMERS PIiAX ROUTE Members of the parade committee of the Harrisburg Mummers' Associa tion were in session until midnight j last night. The question of prizes oc cupied the attention of the committee ■ most of the time. A tentative route was also considered. The amount to be distributed in prizes will depend 1 upon the liberality of the public. City Sealer Not Likely to Get His Runabout I One of the cuts in the 1915 budget i ordinance, contemplated by the City ; Commissioners, it is understood, will ; be the request for SI,OOO for an auto j mobile runabout for the city sealer of j weights and measures. Some strenuovis paring will be nec essary, it is understood, to keep the I budget appropriations to a nine mill rate, and not all of the Councilmen are sanguine that this can be done. Commissioner Lynch favors the pro posed raising of the city valuations when the triennial assessment is made j next year. Every three years the as ! sessment is raised on the theory that J property values necessarily increase. I i The triennial valuations, it is hoped ! • by the Councilmen. will be a step for- j ward in the much discussed movement j to equalize taxation by increasing the j assessments and lowering the mill rate. Gangs of Boy Thieves Rob Market Stalls Youthful thieves made life miserable for farmers and produce dealers at Chestnut street Market this morn ing. Two organized gangs worked systematically and it was estimated that at least llfty dollars' worth of vegetables and produce was stolen. The police were on the job and worked hard but the youngsters made their escape. The robberies were first reported about 4 o'clock. Three colored boys watched the arrival of the farmers and when the countrymen, left their stands to bring in produce from the wagons the boys got busy. A num ber of local fruit and produce dealers who take their goods to the markets Friday evening reported that oranges, | bunanaa and apples had been taken. 1 President of "UHdergroun'" in the Sixties Dies at 82 Daniel Bell, Who Helped Scores of Slaves to Freedom, Dies at Home in Wyeth Avenue In a little old house in Wyeth ave nue just above Verbeke street y ester ' day afternoon. Daniel Bell, colored, | "president" before and during the Civil •War of the "L'nderground Railway" of ; Central Pennsylvania, started toward ; the land where race and color are I unknown. Death found the aged col- I ored man cheerful and happy. He ' was 82. j Daniel Bell was born February 14, 'IS32. in Carlisle, Cumberland county, I where he lived until he was 39. Since I then he has always lived in Harris ; burg. I During the War of the Rebellion he I was a recruiting officer for the govern ment. But lie was best known for the work he did in helping scores of es- STATE LEADING 111 ACCIDENT REPORTS Systematic Work Has Been Done to Obtain Same Information All Over the Country | Pennsylvania will be the first of the i States to put into use the new uniform ! accident report for governmental use, which lias been agreed upon by dcpart | ments of the I'nited States Government | and by officials of about a score of ] States. These reports were drafted this I year, after a movement begun by John I Price Jackson, by committees represent | ing various States, railroads and other ■ corporations and labor organizations, and provide for information which can be interchanged. Thousands of the new blanks are now being sent out by the I State Bureau of Statistic.?, a branch of ; the Department of l„abor and Industry. I and will be required on all accidents j occurring on January 1 and thereafter, i The Pennsylvania State Government I lias also arranged to put into use on the same day the new code of causes of ; accidents, which is a list of ten gen j eral causes of accidents, each subdi j vided. which will be used in the study ] of accidents and means of prevention ] which has been undertaken by the State. Over a dozen States have adopt ed the code, in which Chief A R. Houck had a big hand in drafting. In a short time a State report will be Issued, giving figures on industries I of the State, production, number of em pjloyes, wages, aliens, unemployed and other information. This has been pre pared by the Bureau of Statistics from reports male by manufacturers of the State. Members of the legislative committee of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Kn gineers will discuss conditions and pro posed legislation with the State Public Service Commission next Thursday. The committee will begin a joint ses sion with the legislative committee of the Brotherhood of Trainmen here on Tuesday, and representatives will see the State officials and also remain for the meeting of the Industrial Acci dents Commission, which Is to give a two-day hearing on workmen's com pensation acts. Prohibition Predicted Within 5 Years in U. S. Philadelphia, Dec. 12. —The days of "John Barleycorn" in the United States are numbered; his back Is against the wall in a losing fight against outraged American manhood and womanhood, and. at the most, the death blow will be dealt in the form of national pro hibition in live years. This is the substance of the message brought to Philadelphia by the famous Flying Squadron, which yesterday opened its three days' campaign to en list supporters in the fight for nation wide prohibition. A score of promi nent men and women, headed by the ex-Governor of a western state, com prises the force which is making a whirlwind tour over the entire coun- I try. Since last September the squad ron has been working east from the Pacific coast and the recent pro hibition landslides in several of the western states are attributed largely to its crusade. Philadelphia is the sev enty-third place visited. The crusade will be continued until I next June In an effort to arouse the 1 nation into voting for the proposed ; eighteenth amendment to the Con stitution prohibiting intoxicants in the I'nited States. By that time the coun try will have been campaigned several times. CHARGED WITH CAUSING WRECK By Associated Press Philadelphia. Dec. 12. —Two railroad men were arrested at their homes in this city last night, charged with homi cide in connection with the collision between a freight train and an express on the Reading railway nrtr Royers ford. Pa., last Thursday. They are Clarence Snyder, brakeman of the freight train, and Paul E. Reider, con ductor. VOTE OX SITEERAGE PROMISED By Associated Press Washington. 11. C., Dec. 12.—Tea and nav votes in the House on special rules for consideration of proposals to submit woman suffrage and pro- ' hlbition questions for constitutional : amendment was assured by the action 1 of the rules committee to-day. < j caped slaves from the Virginias to get j into Canda. He was ahead of the Tndergroun' - in this section of the ' State and was known to thousands of i negroes throughout the neighboring I slave States. | Mr. Bell was the last one of the ; tamily of Bells. His wife was born in Franklin county. She died about two and a half years ago. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, Mrs. Emma Selvev, Miss Bell: nineteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from his home on Tuesday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock. The Rev. William H. Mar shall will officiate. Burial will be made in the Lincoln Cemetery. GOVERNOR PLANS TO CLEAR THE DECKS Will Leave Nothing Hanging Over For His Successor to Handle Next Month i Governor John K. Tener has com- I menced work on his farewell message | to the Legislature and expects to have j it completed before the end of Christ-! mas week. This message, which It is customary for each retiring State ex ecutive to send to the lawmakers .iust before he leaves office, will be "short and to the point," to use the words of the Governor. it will review what has been accomplished and make few recommendations. 1 Governor Tener plans to clear up j everything connected with his adniin , istration before the inauguration day j comes around. For several days he I has been at work going over matters j and there will not be an appointment iof any consequence or an unflnished ! commission report, or even a date of I execution, for the incoming Governor !to handle if it can be done. Everyone i about the Governor's office is now at j work to that end. The Governor is in frequent consultation with department j chiefs about matters connected with j their branches of the State govern ; inent and there is the quadrennial air I of preparing for a change to be noted about the Capitol. The arrangements for the inauguration of the new Gov ernor will be placed in tlie hands of a special committee, which will be one of the first to be provided by the Gen eral Assembly when it gets started on January 5. Within a short time Governor-elect Martin G. Brumbaugh will retire from the State government preparatory to 'taking the reins in the executive de jpartment. He is a member of the State Board of Education, on which he has served since its creation, and It will have a meeting this month, after which the new Governor will retire. A. W. Andrews Leaves Harrisburg Baking Co. to Go to New Castle On January 1, A. W. Andrews, president and general manager of the Harrisburg Baking Company, South i Cameron street, will take charge of a similar plant at New Castle, Pa. Mr. Andrews will become president and general manager of the new company. J. A. Andrews, a brother, will take charge of the Harrisburg plant. The New Castle plant Is one of a chain of baking plants owned by the seven Andrews brothers in Pennsyl vania. The New Castle company was started with a capitalization of SIOO,OOO. Mr. Andrews came to Harrisburg from Erie live years ago. Since he assumed charge the capacity of the plant has been increased 200 per cent, and is now baking 30,000 loaves of bread daily. During his stay in Har risburg Mr. Andrews has won many friends. He is ii member of the Ro tary Club and the Chamber of Com merce. Poultry Show to Close With Prize Distribution With the distribution of prizes to patrons to-night, the annual show of the Central Pennsylvania Poultry As sociation will close. This was "l-adies" Day." and Chest nut street auditorium was crowded af ternoon and evening. A number of exhibitors will ship their prize birds to Reading and other points where shows will be held between now and January 1. The total value of the birds on exhibitions this week was' estimated at SB,OOO. Prizes to be i I awarded to-nigh - include: Chest of', silver. 20 pieces; gobbler; fine turkey I hen; 25 pounds granulated sugar; line cockerel: one dollar bill; pair of seats to the Orpheuin theater; two pound box of candy; watch; one pound box of candy. 16 PAGES GERMAN CAMPAIGN PLAN IN POLAND FAILS; PORT ON BLACK SEA BOMBARDED Turkish Naval Raid Costs Liv es of 100 Russians, Accord ing to Constantinople Dispatch; German Cruiser Dresden Takes Refuge; Allies Say Germans Are Slowly Being Pushed Back in West rile French nnr office announced to-day tliHt three German batteries had IH'CII destroyed and others silen ced: that several (■crinan trenches had been blown up: that the allies had made successful Infantry attacks and that they had won liack possessions of an extended section along tlie west hank of Yser canal. In Belgium, to capture which the Germans engaged in the most tles|K>rate and deadly lighting of the war in the west. l'etrograd dispatches state that the front of the German forces which have been advancing toward Warsaw from the northwest has been pierced in two places. The French official statement, referring to this same phase of the eastern campaign says that »iolent German attacks have IM'CII defeated and that the Germans are retiring in disorders. Along the German «sniter, west of Wursaw, it Is said tha attacks of the invaders have lieen repulsed witli heavy losses. Servians Advancing The Servians are said by the French war office to have pushed further their newly won advantage in the lighting with the Austrian*. crossing the holuhara river in Northwest Scr vin and cant tiring two towns. A daring Turkish naval raid in Rus sian l'ort of liatum. near the eastern end of the It lack Sea. is reported from Constantinople. It is said that 100 Kussians were killed by the bonilrard nicnt of Turkish warships. Since the engagement between Itussian ami lurkisli warships in which the former German cruiser Goeben, principal unit of the Turkish naval forces, was dam aged. there has been little activity on the lllack Sea and to-day's dispatches give 110 intimntion of the character of the Turkish vessels which made the attack or of the whereabouts of the Russian warships. The Gorman cruiser Dresden is said to have taken refuge from the pursu f ' ■■ ■■ ll■ I- I ■ , . _ GARDNER'S DEMAND VOTED DOWN Wash in' ton, Dec 12.—Representative Gardner's de mand for a hearing on his resolution for an investigation into the military preparedness of the country was voted down to-day by the House Rules Committee b.y a straiglit j party vote, of'five to three, All the Democrats voted against ' i at. . STATE DEPATMENT TO INVESTIGATE j Washington, Dec. 12.—50 interested were State De- j partment officials in the reported arrest of the American, \ ivlue .f t <>y t; • jiohvc v.; Geneva tii.it: American Minister 1 " directed to makt an im:nediate inquiry . 'me c n:;u.ate at Geneva. 1- 3;:IZE GERMAN CARGOES lc! " '"X. . via L0nd0n,.2.55 P. I,l.—The cor respondent at Kansvvcert, Netherlands, of the Amsterdam Te c :aaf declare: that the Dutch authorities have seized fifteen river boats containing cargoes of grain and other goods which it .s alleged, the Germans were attempting to mu; gle by way of the river Scheldt BRISTOL WANTS 200 NAVAL AIRCRAFT Washington, Dec. 12.—Two hundred naval aircraft— -100 for active service and 100 to be held in reserve—are urgently needed by the United States Navy in its plans for national defer e as outlined in recommendations of Captain Ma'! L. Bristol, chief of the aeronautical bureau of the Navy Department to the House Naval Committee made public to-day. AUTO HITS LAD ON BRIDGE , Horace A tiior.y, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace F. Anthony, 3; < Crescent street, was struck this morning by an automobile on the Mulberry street bridge. T. H. Nevitt, owner and driver of the machine, picked the boy up and rushed him to the Harrisburg hospital where it was found that he had sustained concussion of the skull. His condition is serious. | San Fra'pcisco Dec. 12.—A private dispatch to W. R. Grace & Company received here to-day from the Panama Canal zone stated that a new slide in the Culebra cut would i cause a delay of about two days to shipping. MARRIAGE LICENSES Kniiurtt 11. Mailfr anil >nrah Klpplr, city. k Ktn»)rr, Uwilvlllr. !*«.. mitl Anna Mnrjr illiiKiuiimi. Olirrllu. .lofcn I rtrr h.alrlx. Mr....kiwi, nn.l Sn.ll, I.UI,- Uimiuoycr, l.irkilnlr. Ilrnry rhoniUK \uunumlirr nnU Mai-glt- May lHffciulcrft'r, lll K haplrr. — ) * POSTSCRIPT ins- British warships in mi inlet on tlie I coast (if Patagonia. Tlie Dresden i* | the only one of the live German war- I sliijis defeated by the British on De cember 8 which has not been reported j officially to have been sunk. It lias become apparent that the re- I newed military activity in France, tlie j precis nature of which ha- been left ; in doubt hy the indefinite official com- I mnnicatlons has not yet attained the dimensions of a general assault. Bcr i lin is speculating whether the allies | taking: advantage of (icrnian's preoc , ciipation in the great struggle with ! Hnssia will seize the opiiortuuity to ' begin a general movement with a de sign to push back the whole (German > line. j Reports from French and Knjlikli i courses state tlint the Germans are , being pushed hack slowly here aiul there, as though the present operations of the allies were in the nature of j testing attacks ascertained where tin; IGermans have been weakened appre ciably by withdrawals of men for the eastern battlefield. The campaign in Eastern Hnssia is now viewed more complacently by the allies. I'etrograd reported yesterday that the Gcrmaus were within fifteen miles ( >r Warsaw but it is now said that this advance, has been cheeked. It is asserted in I'arls that the German i plan of campaign lias failed: that at tempts to outlliink the Hussian right and left Imve been defeated and that I tlie Germans are now reduced to the necessity of making frontal attacks : which have so far been futile and I costly. German observers, however, while frankly recognizing the immense l importance of tlie outcome, see no j reason for lielieving that the Ger man plan or campaign is in danger or j failure. I The mystery of Scrvia's sudden re versal of form Is attributed in I'aris to a dramatic incident. It is said that King I'eter. Scrvia's seventy year old ruler, went to the front at the timo 'when his army apparently was being | pushed to extremities by the Aus jtrians, and said to liis soldiers: | "Your old king has come to die with l you for the fatherland." I Thereupon a general assault was or dered, resulting In the recently report" led repulse of the Austrian*.