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FAIR TO-NIGHT AND TOMORJROW Detailed Report. Pit* • glTTml. ED VOL. 77—NO. 26. AMBLER HAS ENOUGH TO WIN FIGHT Only Hope of Beating Him Rests on Slim Chance of Allegheny Crowd Splitting CAUCUS WILL BE TO-NIGHT Tour Candidates Opposed to tie Speak ership Selection of Dr. Brumbaugh Are Unyielding and Say They Will Fight to End The situation on the Speakership practically became settled this after noon after the arrival of Senator Vare. of Philadelphia, and Congressman-elect John R. K. Scott, who is regarded as Senator Vare's lieutenant. Senator Vare said that he is confident of the selection of Mr. Ambler in the House caucus to-night, and that he had as surances of sufficient support to elect the Montgomery county man. The Allegheny county members, an nounced to meet late this afternoon to take action on the Speakership ques tion. we're expected to endorse Ambler, and it was said that Representative A. C. Stein, of Allegheny, had been select ed to make the speech in caucus to night placing Mr. Ambler's name in nomination. This practically decided •where the Allegheny men will be found, and if they vote solidly for Ambler the Montgomery man will win. The four candidates for Speaker out side of Ambler were in frequent con ference this morning. but had nothing to say regarding a report that they had combined on any one of their number to contest Ambler's nomination. This was regarded by the Ambler people as an evidence that the allies could not mus ter sufficient votes to defeat their man. A story prevailed that Governor-elect Brumbaugh would be here to-day. but this was denied. In a telephone con versation with Representative Habgood this morning Dr. Brumbaugh said that he was awaiting the arrival of Senator McNichol from the South, and after a talk with him might have something to say regarding the Speakership. Nothing was heard from the next Governor up to 8 o'clock, and it was conjectured that he had not seen Sena tor McNichol up to that hour. It was also said that Dr. Brumbaugh is not inimical to either Representatives Hab good or Williams, his reference to Mr. Ambler being that he regarded the lat ter as the "type' of man he would like to se selected as Speaker. Senator Crow. Republican State chairman, said he had nothing to say regarding the Speakership, and that the caucus would settle that matter. The caucus will be held this evening at s o'c.ock in the House caucus room, having een called by Representative Ehrhardt. of Scranton. the oldest Re publican member in point of service. Four li.lates for the Speaker of t le House. besides Charles A. Ambler, cf Montgt 'rv, who has the endorse ment of 0 jvernor-elect Brumbaugh, after repe:. e 1 conference* and lon/ d.stance t;i k- with supporters of the Republican ket throughout the State, were this notving stirt determined to remain in t e tight until the caucus makes its <-h s.e to-night. They say the Tesult rests nirely with the Republi can member- of the House who shall say wo© sha >e Speaker, aud they therefore de> ltd to enter the House caucus to-iHgl ' uid make the contest. These four iu sidates are Richard J. Baldwin, ot Helaware. known as ••Fighting Di k-."' K'-.iert P. ilab good, of M(K« i a prominent newspa perman :n the i I region aud secretary of the Pennsylvania Mate Editorial Association; Ge* rje W. Williams, of Tioga. a metober >M iu experience in the House, and H'try I. Wilson, of Jef fer-on. thrice a m»mber of the House and former Jourca cicrk of the Sen ate. with a good ital of experience as a presiding officer. When these canldate-* heard that i Dr. Brumbaugh ha 1 declare I for Mr. Ambler, they at on. e got into action and in touch with th> county organiza tion leaders tlirough>ut the State as well as with those netnbers of the House who had not y-t arrive.l, and what they learned jusified them, they said, in issuing the 'allowing state ment. after a final eoiifcrence: Statement of Four Candidates "As the result o>f cheated confer-, ences we agree that tip expression of the members now in Harrisburg is strongly in favor of th- election of a : Speaker by the member of the House who will most make f>r harmony ,in every way now and thro ghout the ses sion. We are in perfect accord al 1 of one mind and will contin e to stand as candidates.'' The "Country Four,"' is they have come to be known to distngnish them from Mr. Ambler whose andidacy is said to rest on the suppor it will" get ('•■tlnufd ob l onrlk p l(t . | \2 ARE ACCUSED OF FRAUD J. Grant Richwine and W. Dale Shaeflfer Are Put Uuder Bond on Charge Involving fl(N>,000 Warrants charging; conspiracy to cheat and defraud were served this morning at 9.50 o'clock on A. Grant Richwine. president of the United Wa ter ami Guarantee Company, and \V. Dale theater, by v ity Detective Harry White. The papers were forwarded here from Punxsutawnev, where the charge was made. Bail in the sum of 11,000 was entered for both men before M ayor Royal fur t.heir appearauce at a hearing before the Puuxsutaw ney authorities. The warrants were issued on infor mation signed by ,1. E. Pantall, as trustee. An amount close to SIOO,OOO is said by the local police to i>e in volved in the case. Pantall is acting in the case in the interests of a Punx sutawney water company. Both men were entered on the police blotter as "■clerks." Sheafer's occu pation is given in the city directory as "superintendent'' with offices at" 20 North Second street. AI TO VICTIMS IMPROVE Funeral of Miss Maugan to Be Held To-morrow Afternoon Miss Lillian S wails, T. Klder Cleek ner and Samuel Weber, injured in the automob'le wreck ai Front and Walnut streets. Friday uight, in which Miss Grace L. Maugan received injuries from which she died four hours later, were said to be much improve*l at the liar risburg hospital to-day. Physicians as sert that none of them ha-s suffered fractures. They will probably be dis charged from the hospital in a few days. The body of Miss Maugan was taken to the home of her mother. 310 Forster street, this afternoon. Funeral services will be held to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. R. H. Hart, pastor of the Fifth Street Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Paxtang cemetery. Coroner Eckiuger will await the re covery of the injured passengers be fore tixing a date for the inquest. M'AFF.K NOT TO (i 0 OX BOAKD Says He Would Not Consider Position as Public Service Commissioner "I would not for a moment cousiier going on the Public Service Commis sion. " said Secretary McAfee, to-day. in response to a question as to the truth of a story that he is not to be reap pointed Secretary of the Common wealth. but would go on the Public Service Commission as successor to Com missioner Wallace, of Erie, the oaly Democrat on the Commission. "No," reiterated Secretary McAfee, "I am not going to be a member of the Public Service Commission." Regarding his reappointment as Sec retary ( >f the Commonwealth in Gover nor Brumbaugh's Cabinet, Secretary McAfee declined to talk on the groun 1 that it is a matter that obviously is not for him to discuss. H. A. BUYER'S SALARY RAISED County Commissioners Add st»Mi a Year to Pay of Weights Inspector The County Commissioners, Isaac S. Hoffman. Samuel S. Miller an.,! John H. Ebv, reorganized for the ensuing year this morning by re-electing Mr. Hoff man president and reappointing all pres ent county employes that come under their jurisdiction, for another year. Several applications for salary in creases h»i been filed with the Com missioners but only one was allowed. It was that of Harry A. Boyer, County In spector of Weights and Measurer", whose pay was fixed at $l,lOO a year instead of SI,OOO, an increase of SIOO a year. Harry D. Reel, Mr. Boyer's successor as City Sealer of Weights and Meas ures, receives an annual salary of sl,- 2<>o and ha- a contingent fund of S2OO available. The city's appropriation to Reel's department for 1915 is $2,- 600. FLYN.N DEMOCRATS' CHOICE Party in Caucus To-night Likely to Nominate Elk Man for Speaker The Democratic members of the House will hold a caucus this evening and se le».t ea! di lates for Speaker and the various cle-kship positions for whom they will vote to-morrow in oi>en house. The '"Father of the House, - ' Repre sentative .Tohn F.'vnn, of Elk county, is the one man most mentioned as likely to be the nominee for Speaker in to night's caucus. Mr. Flynn was the Democratic floor leader at the last ses sion and his coming from a staunch Democratic county like Elk gives him an advantage in the selection of a can didate for Speaker. As yet but half a dozen Democrats are here, but rhey are all for Flynn for Speaker. AUTO KILLS GIRL Coroner Investigates Death of Toy Mabel Rowe at Williamstown Coroner Eckinger to-day investigated the death of Toy Mabel Rowe. of Wil liamstown, who was struck by an auto mobile there on Saturday and died an hour after the accident from internal injuries. The automobile was run bv Edward Bingaman. who lives near Berrvsburg. Colonel "Bill" Fairman Is Here Colonel "Bill" Ftairman, of Punxsu tawney. Pa., uncompromising Democrat under any ami all circumstances, is here to look after the Democratic end of the organization of the Legislature. Colonel "Bill" was resplendent in his SI,OOO mink fur overcoat and Prince Albert, • and hob-nobbed with all political fac tions. He hae jjiven up t h e i.taa of being appointed to a consular position by President Wilson, but because of his non-appointment he harbors no resent ment, and his Democracy is sound to I the core. HARRISBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 4, 1915—10 PAGES. YOUTH ADITS 4 MORE ROBES One of Gang of Eight Now Under Arrest Makes a ear's' Confession TOTAL NOW OF 18 BURGLARIES Spencer C. Gilbert, Henderson Gilbert, F. J. Hall, D. D. Hammelbaugh and Dr. W. O. Bishop Among the Victims VTho Are Subpoenaed to Testify 1 Joseph Ostmrn. 16 years old, already 'jointly charged with seven other youths with seventeen entries and fourteen counts of larceny, knowing that he soon would have to face the Dauphin coun ty court, on New Year's Day resolve 1 to go before the court, when the proper time should come, with as clean a slate as possible, so he called in City Detec tive Joseph Ibach and confessed to four more eases of larceny in which he took part, implicating companions. De tective Ibach made public to-day the facts of the confession. "Joe," said Osburn in greeting the detective who went to jail in response to the prisoner's summons, "'I might as well make a clean breast of every thing I took pan in, so I can go before the judge with as good a record as pos sible. My mother told me to tell the truth and I am going to o it." He then told of stealing a motor cycle. belonging to David Greentiold, valued at $341. from a parage on Wy eth street. This machine was recov ered by the police in Rutherford. With Osbtim in this case, he said, were Wil liam Ashenfelter and Robert Anderson. The pavilion on Independence Island was entered, said Osburn, by himself and Maxwell Fasick and candy anil boxing gloves to the value of sio were taken. Canvas, value.l at $lB, tli<> property of the Harrisburg Park Commission, whs taken from the playground at Fourth aiul Ix>g:ui street? and sold to a farmer. Milton Schreffler anil Robert Anderson took part in that theft. Os- , burn said. Tennis rackets and white flannel trousers were' taken from the quarter* of the Squash Club in the Ar ( mory building. by Osbnrn, Fasick, An I derson and Paul Schubauer. according I to the youth's confession, j All of the boys under arrest in this I case, which was one of most sensational handled by the police in recent vears. are alleged to have expressed a willing ness to plead guiitv. They will go be fore the court Monday morning when the term of criminal court opens. Among the prominent persons whose ; houses were entered and who have been ,-übpoenae*! to appear in court are: Spencer ('. liilbert, Henivrson Gilbert, Francis J. Hall, 1). D. and Dr. \Y. O. Bishop. More than SSOO worth of jewelry. clothing and other valuables were taken, most of which has been recovered. Detective Ibach re- I centlv recovered a vanity case anil a $45 gold watch alleged to have been taken by gang. SINKING Fl'Ml VIELbS $8,325 That Amount Is Turned Over tc the Dauphin County Treasurer To-day The Commonwealth Trust Company, as Commissioner of Daujhin county's sinking fund, to day turned $5,320!09 into the County Treasury, that monev representing the net earnings of the sinking fund during the last year. There was available in the sinking fund for temporary investments during i 1914, according to the 1913 report of the Dauphin county auditors, approxi mately $J34,985.26. The earnings real ized by the county over anil above the Btate tax and the Commissioners' feej ! an ounted to about 3.54 per cent. Look wood B. Worden, who as succes sor to his father, the late James H. Worden, was Prothonotary of the courts during 1913. to-day made full settle ment with the county for tiiat year's business. Upon retiring Mr. Worden gave $4,055.06 to the county. What additional claim the county had against him only could be ascertained through the annual audit, which was just com pleted. 1 That shows Mr. Worden indebted to the county in the sum of $10,288.53 and his claim against the county amounted to $6,470.2", leaving a bnl anee due the district of $3,818 26. That money represents fines, costs and jury fees collected by the court clerk. BIGELOW WILL NOT RESIGN i Highway Commissioner Says Story He Plans to Do So Is a "Fake" State Highway Commissioner Bige ' low was at bis department to-day look- j ing over affairs that have accumulated ' during the holiday season, and was par . tieularly interested in the quick trans mission of the automobile tags to ap plican ts in order that they may suffer • j no inconvenience. Asked about the story that he in- j ! tends to resign. Commissioner 'Bigelow , ; said very enrphatieally: "There is absolutely no truth in the | story that I am going to resign. It is \ just another fake story such as have been periodically floated." Planned to Reappoint Schell Edward H. Schell, a member of the Board of Health, whose term of office j expired to day, will be reappointed for a term under an ordinance to. j be offered at the meeting of the City' Commi*rioners to-morrow afternoon.' The measure will be presented by Har I j ry F. Bowman, Commissioner of Public I Safety. GIVE WORK TO POOR IN AIDING SOLDIERS Mttr AKINC U*r) 1] MU. JOHN JACOB AJTCR A TFCCLONFI LAFAVETTF K-TTT ' .. '% JF iSfir V B ,i >'Uivi tnai <le*erviug women iu New York in need of work may get the benefit of much of the war relief money expended by the I.afayette F\md that organization has made arrangements with the Vacation War Relief Committee to purchase all clothing packed in the Lafayette lcits from the latter committee. The Vacation War Re lief Couiuiittee was founded by prominent women for the purpose of giving work to women who are cut off from their regular means of employment on account of war conditions. The Fund, organized by Miss Anne Morgan. Mrs. John Jacob Astor and other well known society men and women of New York, to send "comfort kits" to French soldiers in the trenches, already lias sent 14,000 of these kits to tbe front. Another shipment of 3,000 kits will be sent forward soon aboard one of the French line steamships. Each kit contains warm, woollen gloves, socks, underwear, a sweater, towels, tobacco and other things most desired by men in the trenches. By purchasing most of these articles from the Vacation War Relief Committee the Lafayette Fund not only is assisting the soldiers at the front in I-ranee but is aiding many deserving women in New York by furnishing a market for their labor. ONLY TUNNEUS BLOWN UP Road Bridges as Well as Railroad Bridges in th° State of Oaxaca Also Destroyed Bu Aaso< iatrd Press. Washington. Jan. 4.—State Depart ment advices to-day say the only tun nel on the railroad across the isthmus of Tepuanteper and several important ■bridges ou the road as well as railroad bridges in the State of Oaxaca have been blown up. The legation at Guatemala City re ported the arrival of maliy Mexican refugees, but no Americans. Two Americans, George Davis and one Burnlui.ni, and an Englishman named. Holland have been released by military authorities at Matamoras and exonerated of charges of political ac tivity, according to a report to the iftate Department from the American consul there. Nothing further was known here of them. CHARGED WITH SLAVING WIFE Cabaret Singer Saw Her Sitting in An other Man's Lap and Fired By Assoi iiiful Press t New York, Jan. 4. —Mrs. Frances Col!ii\s was shot and killed'early to-day at her home, where she lived with her husband, William, and her two broth ers. The husband is locked up charged with murder. Collins, who is a cabaret singer, and his wife quarreled early in the. evening. When he returned home he heard her voice in an adjoining bed room. He went to the door, pe»i>ed through the keyhole ami saw her sitting in a man's lap. Collins demanded admission, was refused and. it is charged, fired through the panel of the door. Mrs. Collins fell to the floor. fatally wo unit ed. The man ; n whose lap Mrs. Col lins was sitting WJS said to be her brother. George. Maniac Smashes Things in Jail Fred A. Weeks, of this city, who was taken to the Dauphin county jail on Thursday night, as demented, became a raving maniac late Saturday niytht and for more than two hours kept things in a turmoil in the prison. He was sub dued r.fter he ha.l broken his bunk and everything else he could get his hands on. This morning he was removed to the State hospital for the insane. Bridge Company Meeting At a meeting at noon to lay of the stockholders of the Bridge Company all the officers and the mem bers of the board of directors were re elected and the usual dividend declared. / Star-Independent Calendar for 1915 May be hart at the business office of the Star-Independent for 10c, or will be sent to any address in the I'nlted States, by mall, for 5 cents extra to cover cost of package and postage. The Star-tndependent Calendar for '1915 Is another of the handsome series, featuring important local views, issued by this paper for manv years. It Is 11x14 Inches in size and shows a picture, extraordinary for clearness and detail, of the "Old Cap itol," built 1818 and destroyed by Ore in 181*7. It is in fine half-tone effect and will be appreciated for its his toric value as well as for its beauty. Mall ordrra (trra prompt atten tion. Krnlt 1,1 reata la atampa, and addreaa all letter* ta the Star-Independent IM-M-aa South Third Street. Harrla bnrtc. Pa. 1 HILL INSIST Oil AUDIT FOR 1914 _____ 1 Board Decides to De mand Books, Al though the Controller Has Done the Work HOLD COURT SO DECREED ! Cassel, Riegel and Huston Contend They Have the Right to Fill Out Their Terms Despite Fact the Work Over laps That of Gough J oil u W. Cassel, Francis W. lii<\sf>l i and Fred W. Huston, constituting tha I board of Dauphin county auditors, fol | lowing a meeting in the Court House : this morning, informed county officials j I that a formal demand for the 1914 ac-j 1 count books of County Treasurer A. H. Bailey will be made to the County j Commissioners on Monday, January IS,! j just two weeks hence, with which they' i purpose making the annual audit. By so doing the auditors will be act- j | ing ureter tht> advice of their lawyers ; who have construed a recent Dauphin ' ' county court decision to mean that the auditors remain in office for the full ! four-year term to which Cassel and j Riegel were elected in 1912 and trans-! act suj'h business as is presented to ; them for their consideration despite j I the fact that there is an overlapping j | of the term of their office and that of i County Controller, Henry W. Gough. j Tlte County Commissioners were at j their office for a short time this morn : ing, during which they reorganized l'or ; the coming year, but they hail ad journed before the auditors hatl decided upon Jheir course of action. Fred W. Huston, the minority member of the audit board, it was decided, shall, on Wednesday, notify the Commissioners i of the auditors' decision. • County to Consult Solicitor The County Commissioners to-day , would not say whether the auditors' de : mand for the treasurer's books will be I honored or rejected, .one of the Conimis- I sioners saying: ''Our actions will be guided by the advice of our Solicitor, Colonel Fred M. | °tt." County officials to-day said that so | far as they know the work tlhat the i auditors propose doing already has been j performed by the County Controller and Continued on Seventh PaKe Theatre Man Must Pay $140.54) Athens Oeorige, proprietor of the ( Victoria, a Market street moving pic- I ture theatre, whose application for a retrial on the charge of refusing to ac j commodate colored patrons, except in , the balcony of his theatre, was reject- I ed by bhe court, was this morning sen- I tenced to pay a fine of SSO and costs, amounting to $90.50, a total of $140.50. Security to pay the fine and costs within ten days was given by George. Fractures Arm While Skating Charles Franklin, 1111 Calder street, a pin boy at the Casino alleys, fell ! while skating yesterday afternoon and fractured his left forearm. The frac ture -was reduced at the Uarrisburg hospital. LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY The capture toy tne French of Stein toach, a small Alsatian town near Thann, is admitted in to-day's state ment from the Berlin War Office. The advance of the French was preceded hy an artillery bombardment, which the German statement describes as " over whelming,' and which enabled the French to occupy trenches near Senn heim, as well as the town of Stoinbach. These trenches later were recaptured, the German statement says. Except for this fighting along the eastern end of the battle front, there is little activity, the German counter attacks apparently having halted effect ually the forward movement which the allies attempted last month. A few un important gains are chronicled in the French official statement, which says that an attempt to capture a village in the Meuse country failed The German statement makes no men tion of the severe lighting east, reported by the Russian mili ary authorities. It says merely that tr.e situation is un changed and that German attacks con tinue. Violent fighting is in progress along Continued on Seventh I'nße TWO NKUKOKS LYNCHED Bloodhounds Traced Them to Their Cabin After Farmer's Murder By Associated Press. Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 4.—Two ne groes, Ed. and Will Smith, were taken from the Wetuinpka jail early to-day and lynched by a mob. They had been accused of implication in the murder of R. A. Still we'll, an JJimore county farmer. Soon after reports roached the Gov ernor's office that a 1110b had overpow ered the .jail attaches at Wetumpka and removed the negroes, Montgomery mil itiamen hurried toward the scene in au tomobiles. However, they were too late to prevent the lynching. Stilhvell was shot several days ago while guarding his barns against, thieves. Bloodhounds led it was declared, to the cabin of the Smith negroes, who were arrested. Searching parties later found the negroes' hodies hanging in the woods, five miles from Wetumpka. Three sup posed members of the mob are in jail at Wetumpka but their names have not been revealed. Governor O'Neal has ordered a spe cial session of the Klniorp county grand .jury to investigate the Ivnehings. Three Montgomery militia companies remained at Wetumpka throughout the day. SLOW POISON i'KOVINU FATAL Second Child of Woman Who Admin istered the Drug Is Dead By AcHOi iatal Press. New York, Jan. 4. —The slow poison administered six days ago by Mrs. Ida Rogers to her two babies and herself, resulted to-day in the death of the old er child, John, aged 2. Lorida, eight months old, died last .Wednesday. The mother's death was exjpected. Lorlys Blton Koi*ers, the lawyer who was known as her husband to the neigh borhood in the Bronx where they lived, still kept his vigil at the sick woman's toedsi<le. He h&l no comment to make; nor did Mrs. Annie Roquemore Rogers, who divorced Rogers in 1909, nor Mrs. Caroline Giildings Rogers who married Rogers in 1909, and lived with him till last October on Riverside drive. Mrs. Annie Rogers has been a frequent caller at the hospital since Mrs. Ida Rogers was taken there, but she has declined to listen to questions concerniui; Rog ers' Hfe. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. TURKS WIN OVERFORCES OF THE CZAR The Caucasian Army of the Sultan Con tinues Its Victorious Advance VICTORY GAINED AFTER BIG FIGHT A Counter Statement From Petrograd Says the Russians Captured a Turk ish Regiment, Taking a Total of Five Thousand Prisoners London, .lan. 4. 3.28 A. M.—An of- I ficial communication given ou' by Turk ish headquarters is contained in a Con stantinople dispatch to Reuter's Tele gram Company. It says: "Our CatH-asian army continues its victorious advance. Our troops, which reaohod Sari Kamysfh, thirty-flvo miles southwest of Kars, won a linal victory after a severe battle. "In the past ten days wo have cap tured 2,000 Russians, eight cannon, thirteen quick-firers and a great quan tity of ammunition and war material. "Between Sari Kamysh and Kars wa captured two military trains and de stroyed the railway. Our troops are ad vancing further north with fresh suc cess. "Trooips advancing from Touschkerd into Russian territory disposed a Rus sian battalion which lost 200 dead aud ■IOO prisoners." Petrograd, Jan. 4.—An official com munication from the Russian general staff in the Caucasus gives details of the fighting in the region of Sari Kamysh in transcaun-asia. The statement follows: '' In the region of Sari Kamysh, on January 1, the great battle continued, obviously to our advantage. The enemy, however, continued to offer an obsti nate resistance. "We captured the Fiftieth regiment of infantry almost complete, including the commander and fifty officers. The total of Turkish prisoners amounts to 5,000 soldiers, 40 officers and several surgeons. We also captured six pieces of mountain artillery, 14 machine guns and ammunition. "The next day the fighting here was still going on. Our troops recaptured some positions which Hip Turks hail oc cupied and took three machine guns and more than 700 prisoners. "At one point a company of a Cau casian regiment was dispersed bv bay onet charges, while two other Turkish companies were cut to pieces by artil lery tire. ''Our troops are operating under con ditions exceptionally painful 011 account of the cold and snow in a high altitude. The morale of our soldiers is good aud they fight with ardor." U. S. RED CROSST HEADED BY SCRANTON MAN. SAVES MY LIVES AT BELGRADE New York, Jan. 4.—Work of t'ha American Red Cross hospital unit in Servia, under direction of Dr. Edward Ryan, of Scranton, Fa., has saved many lives in and around 'Belgrade, according to -Miss Emily Sinuuonds, a British Bed Cross nurse, who arrived here to-day 011 the steamship St. Paul. Miss Sim monds, a graduate of Roopevelt Hos pital, New York, was sent with the first British expeditionary force into Franco, and from there to Servia. '■• Since the latter part of August I have been working with the wounded," she said. "With seven young English girls I have worked in the trenches 400 yards from the firing line for forty oight hours at a time. The coming of t'lie American unit under Dr. Edward Ryan, was a Godsend to the Servians, for at the time of their arrival we were down to our last bits of bandages aud dressings anil were living on short ra tions. The Servians were compelled to surrender Belgrade because they wero short of ammunition, lip to the arrival of Dr. Ryan and his American nurses the hospital was constantly in danger of artillery tire. Dr. Ryan's first act was to unfurl the American flag over the building. It was instantly resipected and conditions rapidly improved. Half of the Servians are fighting without uni forms. They need medical assistance." The St. Paul brought six Belgian families, consisting of 21 persons, the advance contingent of between 75 and 100 families who expect to settle in the southwestern part of the United States. All six families had homes near Ant werp, which were destroyed. The Duch ess of Manchester also was a passenger. WALL STREET CLOSING New York, Jan. 4.—Demand having been satisfied, the market became dull and slightly lower in the final hour, with another rally towards the end. The closing was strong. Various factors, many of favorable import, imparted a fairly strong and active tone to to-day's stock market, gains in representatives shares rang ing from 1 to 3 points.