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FAIB TO-NIGHT AND TO MORROW (totalled Report. !'•«• I stwrr" voi,. 77—xo. 59 LODZ LOSS TO GERMANS CONFIRMED Evacuation of City by- Raiser's Troops Re ported in Dispatch From Petrograd WAR BILL OF THE RUSSIANS SWELLS Soren Million Dollars a Day Is Estimat ed Amount Required By Csar's Government to Carry On War Against Germany • By Jswoeiotrtl Prcts. Paris, Fob. 11, 6.50 A. M.—The evacuation of Lodz by the Germans has been confirmed, according to a Petro grad dispatch to the Havas Agency which states that stores, offices and transports are being removed hastily to Kalisz. A refugee who escaped to Caenstock owa. the dispatch credits with the statement that the Germans have re sumed with redoubled vigor the con struction of heavily fortified lines which was suspended six weeks ago. Lodr, the second city of Poland, was captured by the Germans on December 6. when Field Marshal Von Hinden burg began his dash for Wsrsaw, 7 5 miles to the northwest. The Russians were driven out of the city only after a desperate resistance according to Ger man reports although Petrograd con tended it was evacuated for strategic reasons. The Russians wore reported yes tarda v to have assumed the offensive on the Warsaw front in an effort to push back the Germans who are said to have transferred many troops from that region to East Prussia. Russian Radical Methods Petrograd. via London, Feb. 11, 4.54 A. M.—Russia's daily war bill was estimated at 14,000,000 rubles ($7,- 000,000) in the discussion which pre ceded the adoption of the budget. Ia the debate upon the best means of stimulating industries and business generally. M. Msrkoff, one of the depu tes of the Right, proposed the expul sion from the country of all Teutons and the donation of their proper!v to relieve the families of war victims. If the government had not tolerated Ger man colonization on the Vistula, he argued, thousands of Russian lives wouid hive been saved. A similar recommendation was made by the council of empire, which suggest ed that all Austnans and Germans ex cept those of Slav origin, be deprived of their lands and that all wa r pris oners be compelled to work on farms and estates w;th Special consideration for Siavs. Carpathian Battle Rages Furiously Geneva, via Paris. Feb. 11, 6.40 A. The battle which began in the Carpathians on February 7 still is rag- ing fnriDu&fy aiong a front of sixtv miles from -uount Polonina Run a to Mourn Mako, according to the latest information received here. In the Mezolaboror region General Dankl is stud to have been obliged to send re inA)it4neßte to extricate a Hungarian corps which was almost cut off. The Russians are repotted to have gained, several miles iu the valley of whieh borders tie northern slopes of Poionina Runa and also ad vancftd a half mile in tie valley of Laboroz where the railroad passes. In a Kirgle charge by rbe Russians upon Austro Hungarian trenches 1,800 men >rt 55 >id to have been killed and wound ■ee hours' bayonet Sighting. "ALCOHOL JAI'K" VANISHES Goes to Work on Huckster Wagon Bather Than Face Stonepile "Alcohol Jack" Dillon took one look at the s;one crusher at the almshouse yesterday and he never stopped running until he was safely within the limits of H&rrisbuig. Dillon, being an habitual tjender of the winter months at the almshouse, induced S. F. Barber, the f-teward to take him out for an after noon walk. The steward took him "over the hi!ls from the poorhouse" and pointed to a s;«ot where work was in sight. It was too sudden for Jack. He waiked to the top of the bill, gated at the men at work and started on the run, whereupon Steward Barber laughed long and heartily. He wanted to' be rid of "Alcohol Jack." "Alcohol Jack" was on his huckster wagon this morning as usual doing a bit of work OR Allison Hill, according to a report received at police headquarters. • • ' •• _ , ' ' . • . - K -_\ •• ;,• Jj-if-V* '' '* M* » *"'* -# r ' • \ , • » ' ' '• \ >r.< • ' ' # 'V* *+* *" * '< ' * ' v > A ®K Star- 4SB&&b Jttkpetiktii U.S. WARNS GREAT BRITAIN AND GERMANY ABOUT THE USE OFTHE AMERICAN FLAG Washington. Feb. 11.—The I'nited States has warned Groat Britain and Germany that pvnor.il use of the Amer ican flag by British vessels would be viewed with grave concern here, ami that the destruction by Germany of any American vessel in the newly pre- scribed war 7-ono would lead to serious complications. It became known to-day that the text of the two notes sent last night to Great Britain and Germany expressed much more emphatically than had been generally knowu the displeasure of the I'nitod States at the use of neutral flags by British merchantmen and its solicitude over the implication that r.eutral vessels were liable to destruc tion by German submarines in Mie wa ters around Great Britain and Ireland. LATE WAR NEWS SUMMARY The United States has taken a firm stand concerning the rights of American shipping in unblockaded waters. In its note to Great Britain yesterday it pointed ont that general use of the American flag by British vessels would be highly dangerous to neutral vessels and would be viewed by this govern ment with anxiety. It informed Ger many that the destruction of an Amer ican vessel might lead to a change in the hitherto friendly relations between the two countries. Great Britain meanwhile is preparing to take still more stringent measures to cut off German overseas trade. In the House of Commons Premier Asquith was asked whether the government would place all foodstuffs and raw ma terials used in German industries on the list of absolute contraband. He replied that the government was considering taking measures against German trade "in vifw of the violation by the enemy of the rules of war." The cargo of the American steamer Wilhelmina was seized at Falmouth to be thrown into a prize court. The British Foreign Secretary. Sir Edward Grey, said that it would be useless for tile,allies to outline terms on which they would discuss peace on CMtlßifd on Fourth Ptye. THE IHELRI SEIZED BY BR TAIN Cargo of American Ves sel Taken by British Authorities in Ac cordance With Threat THE DACIA PUTS OUT FOR GERMANS Notwithstanding Threat of Great Brit ain Latter Steamer Sails To-day For Rotterdam With Cargo of Cot ton—Developments Awaited By Atsoriatcd Prat, Falmouth, Feb. 11, via London, 1.5S P. M. —The cargo of the American steamer Wilhelmina was seized by the British authorities here to-day in ac cordance with the decision of the for e'. jfi office. The cargo is to go to a prize court. Prize Court to Decide Washington. Fob. 11. —The State Department has concluded that the Wil helmina ease must be allowed to take a normal course, which involves going to a prize court because of the iwue raise»l by the British contention that Germany has justified the seizue of the Wil helmina's cargo, by its decree appro priating the home grain supply. The St. Louis commission house, owning the cargo, and perha<* the Wil helmina 's owners, will be represented by counsel before the court but the State Department, though deeply in terested in the outcome will content it self at present by instructing the Amer ican Ambassador at London to observe the progress of the ease carefuJy. The decision of the prize court is not neces sarily binding upon the United States and it may be made the subject of a protest and diplomatic negotiations at the discretion of the State Department. Dacia Sails Under Threats Norfolk, Va., Feb. 11.—The Ameri can steamer Dacia sailed to-day with her cargo of cotton for Germany, which goes via Rotterdam. Great Britain has threatened to seize the ship, question ing her transfer from German to Ameri can register and she hag already been the subject of diplomatic eorrespond- CoitUatd oa Foarlh Pace HAKRISBURG, PA., THI'KSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 11. 1915—12 PAOES II SEIZED FOR iifIDIJP Men Accused of Rob bing Friend of Former Senator Baldwin Ar rested in Ohio ATTACK MADE ON JANUARY 19' I Prisoners Are Declared by the Police to j Be John E. Gibb and Albert Heagy. i Both of Steelton—Latter Is Said to! Be Member of Berwick Ball Team Two men charged with the assault and robbery committed against J. P. lliggins, of Austin. Pa., friend of for mer Senator Baldwin, of I'otter county, an-1 of Assemblyman AK.iee, of Potter, which occurred on the night of January 19. after Higgius came to Harrisburg to witness th,» inauguration cereaiouies, are under arres* in Youngstowiu Ohio. i Chief of Police Hutchison received this | information this morning. According to the police these men 1 are John E. Gibb. of Steeltou, and Al- 1 bert Hengy, also of Steelton, a baseball} player, who is said to have been a mem-1 • her of tiie Berwick club last -euson. j Mains, of Steelton, loft for! \ oungstown th.s afternoon to bring thei persons back. The warrants for their arrest wore issued from Alderman Mur- j ray's office in this city. Higgius story to tiie police was that! on the night of January 19 he met two; men in a Market street hotel and thev | offered hj take him to a mythical Elks''j ; clubhouse, near Highspire. having ob-! served that he wore an Klks' charm ou j his watch chain, lliggins said the! trio left here on a Miidletown ear, get ting off at the Whitehouse iano below . Highspire. When the car went on anil they were ! in darkness the men struck Higg ns and knocked him down. He told the po-j j lice he was relieved of a diamond riug Continued on Fourth P«(tr SIO,OOO FOR CAMERON' TWINS i They Share in $1,100,000 Estate Left by Grandfather. Alexander Camerqn (Special to tile I Richmond, Va.. Keb. 11. —The will I of Alexander Cameron, tobacco manu- j ! facturer, filod for p»obate here this i week, leaves an estate appraised at ■ $1,100,000 to be divided among eight • children. Four daughters each re ceived 2' £ per cent, more than the four sons. Colonel Cameron left a home j and $5,000 a year to his widow. To i Alexander Cameron, 3d, and James ; Blackwood Cameron, Jr.. twin sons of 1 James Blackwood Cameron, of Reading, ; Pa., is bequeathed SIO,OOO each. Ot'i-j or grandchildren the children of Mr. and Mrs. J. Heron Crosman, of 'Haver* \ ford, Pa., will receive similar amotknts. i ! Mrs. James Blackwood Cameron.' whose twit, sons receive bequests of; SIO,OOO from the estate of Alexander Cameron, was Miss Dorothv Angell, for merly of this city. Mr.'and Mrs. J. j Heron Crosman, whoso children also are beneficiaries under the will, also are former Harrisburgers. MOVES IX CIVIC < LI B SI IT Trust Co. Asks to Be Made Defendant to Decide Title to Fleming Property The suit to establish ownership of the i Fleming property, at North and Front j streets, instituted by the Harrisburg' ! Li vie club, assumed a now i>nase to-i day. Mrs. \\ illiam Fleming loft the prop-1 erty to the Civic Club, but there was some doubt as to whether tiie club could I inherit the bequest, owin:: to teehni- ' • aliries in the law, and Frank Payne, the tenant, declined to pay rent until 1 : >'e ownership was establishes). The • Civic brought suit against Payne in order to open up the entire question, j and Payne tiled a demurrer to his be- : ng made the defendant, claiming that the Central Trust Company, of New \ork. executor of Mrs. Fleming's es tate. should be the defendant. To-day the Central Trust Conrpanv I j tiled a request that it be permitted to assume the place of defendant iusioaa of Payne, thus hoping to bring the question to a quicker conclusion. AGREE TO BANK ASSESSMENT ! 210 of 250 Stockholders Beady to Re sume Schaefferstown Institution fij Associated Press, Lebanon. Pa.. Feb. 11.—A stochhold ers" meeting was held in S-haeffers-j town last evening, when holders of 210 shares of the capital stock of the First National bank whose cashier, Alvin Binner, committed suicide, publicly ex-1 pressed their willingness to make up the $164 assessment which is to cover the $41,000 shortage of the bank. \\ ith only 40 shares to be heard ! from prospect# for the immediate re opening of the institution are bright. A committee was appointed to inter- 1 view the owners of the 40 shares and 1 ascertain their views on the subject. $30,000 Baking Company Chartered The Mulgrew Baking Company, of ' Carlisle, was chartered in the State De partment to-day with a capital stock of $20,000. The company will do all i kinds of baking and will seek business i in various points of the Cumberland Valley. The incorporators are Bernard : Schmidt and Joseph McNeal, Harris burg, and J. B. Gould, of Sunbury. FRED MORS, SELF-COI\FESSED MURDERER OF EIGHT INMATES OF ODD FELLOWS' HOME; BOY FOUND POISON MOPS' VGNATUPE Bii Attociatni Press, New York. Feb. 11. —Frederick Mors, whu sai»l he caused the deaths of eight ailed in mutes of the German Odd Fel lows Hor..e at Youkers, where ho was employe*! as nurse, was de. larevl to oe "mentally unwell" by alienists who examiued him to-day a; Bellovue hos pital. DIES SOON AFTER HUSBAND HI; WED 55 YEARS ACO Mrs. Sarah A. McClune Stricken With Paralysis While Standing at Front Door—Survived by Six Children and Eight Grandchildren Mrs. Sarah A. McClune. in her 73d year, died yesterday shortly before noon, a few minutes after she was stricken with paralysis at the front door of her home, 220 Harris street. Her death came less tliau six months after that of her husband, Thomas R. Mc- Clune. whose death occurred on August 26 last, after tihe couple had liven! a most happy married life for a period oi more than fifty-five years. It was on iMay 10. last, that they and tiheir chil dren met at their house and celebrated their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary. Mrs. MvClune felt most keenly the loss of her husband, and her friends say her death may have been hastened on this account, although she maintain ed her characteristic cheerfulness after his death. Prior to her death Mrs. McClune had i-onij-lained but little. Although for the last three years she had suffered from rheumatism, yet she was able to get about and do much of her own house hold work. Mrs. McClune was bom April 20, 1542. At an early age she and her parents moved to Lancaster county, liv ing in Washington borough and Colum bia. About thirty-five years ago she and her husband moved to this city. Ten years later Mr. McClune opened an art store at 1322 North Third street. Airs. 'McClune was a well-known res ident of the West End, having lived in the vicinity of Green and Harris streets for the last twenty-five years. Surviving her are the following chil dren: Mrs. C. S. S'buster, Mrs. S. I* Duncan, Mrs. J. P. Given, Mrs. H. M. Grove. Edward H. and John S. Mc- Clune. Eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. funeral services will be held Satur day afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house. The Rev. Jo>hn Henry Daugh erty, pastor of the Ridge Avenue 'Meth odist Episcopal church, of which Mrs. McClune was a member, will conduct the services. The Rev. Mr. Daughertv will be assisted by the Bev. Dr. Silas C. Swallow. EATS GRAPHOPHOXE NEEDLE Boy Places One in His Mouth Tem porarily and Lands in Hospital An X-ray examination was made at the Harrisburg hospital this afternoon to discover the location of a gramo phone needle swallowed by John Schmidt, 12 veors old, 473 Christian street, Steelton, last night. The boy was changing needles of the talking machine and placed one in his mouth, accidentally swallowing it. He applied for treatment at the Harris burg hospital at 10.50 o'clook last night. The needle had disappeared and he was ordered back this afternoon for an X-ray examination. | Mors voluntarily told an as j sistant District Attorney that he | methodically killed eight aged rtien and women residents of the home where he ; was employed. Mors was sent to the j psvchopatic ward of Bcllevue Hospital I for observation and an investigation j of his story was begun in this city, in j Bronx county, where the home "was SEH'SFLK BfIRREDATCKIRCH Croatian Rector of a Steelton Flock. Ex plains He Meant No Disrespect to Banner WANTED TO AVOID POSSIBLE CLASH Croatians Then Decide to Abandon Service to Which They Had Invit ed Men of Nation With Which They Are At War Fearing that a few excitable persons might make a disturbance if the Ser \ ian tlag were carried into St. Mary's Soman Catholic church, Steelton, the congregation of which is composed of Croatians whose sympathies are opposed to those of the Servians in the Euro pean war, the Rev. Anthony Zuvic, rec tor of the church, refused to permit a Servian banner to be carried into the edifice yesterday when it was planned to hold a special service in connection with the big Croatian celebration in that borough. The rector made it very clear that no disrespect to the Servian flag was intended. Thereupon, the Croatians who had invited the Servians to attend the service, decided that rather than be Continued on Fourth Pave TEX DAYS TO HONOR (i. W. Both Branches Will Take Nice Long Holiday, Beginning Next Week After the Legislature adjourns next week it will not meet again until March 1, the object being to honor Washing ton's Birthday, which comes during the proposed recess, and to give legisla tors opportunity to visit institutions asking State aid and to inquire into legislation that is about to be taken up for consideration, which includes the platform bills. This will be the longest recess taken by any Legislature in recent years, and it is hinted that underneath the propo sition is some plan that has not yet be come public property. There are all sorts of conjectures as to why there should be so inhch solicitude regarding the honoring of Washington's memory just at a time when legislation has been fairly started and when committees are loaded down with bills that have been introduced, and action on which is be ing awaited by those who introduced them. The Senate will adjourn on Tuesday for the long recese, but the House will not get away before Thursday. The recess will be for about ten days. formerly located and in West Chester county, the present location. Opinion in the District Attorney's oflice in West Chester and the Bronx was that Mors' story that he "hasten ed the deaths" of eight home inmates might be true. It was ;<aij positively, however, that investigation has shown Mors could have had uo accomplices. TO RACE 258 MiLES TO SAVE THE LIFE OF BABY Parents of Child With Grain of Corn In Its Eight Lung Will Speed to Pittsburgh To-night to Obtain Treatment From Specialist Byrod Baxter, 2 1-"2-year-old son of John Baxter, a Pennsylvania railroad man at Marysville, will undergo an operation by the famous throat social ist, I>r. Chevalliere Jackson, at the lat ter 's sanatorium in Pittsburgh, for the removal of a grain of corn from the child's right lung. The child's life is in grave danger and the removal of the particle of corn is a very ticklish operation. Arrange ments have been made for the operation and the parents will take the baby on its 500-mile trip to-night. While the baby was playing at his hi nie he picked up the grain of corn and placed it in his mouth, inhaling it into his lungs. The parents took the civile! to the llarrisburg hospital this afternoon, where an X-ray examination located the grain of coru in the child's right lung. When the foreign particle was dis covered to be in the lung the parents were advised to take the child to Dr. Jackson, and the throat specialists at the hospital engaged the Pittsburgh surgeon by long distance telephone this afternoon. The parents will begin their 250-mile chase to save the baby's life this evening. DOCTOR KEPT FROM AUTO Police Find Alleged Drunk Interested in Another's Machine When I)r. C. >l. Rhoads, 236 Xorth Second street, wanted to take a ride in his automobile which was standing in front of his heme ait 10 o'clock this morning, lie found a man apparently under the influence of liquor tinkering with the machine. The physician went back to his office and notified the po lice. Policeman Sc-helhas, on duty at head quarters, was dispatched to the scene and found the man still gazing at the auto, probably wondering why the ma chine wouldn't go. He gave his name as Harvey Bubb when arraigned at po lice headquarters but would volunteer no other information. He was locked up on a disorderly practice charge. It was the first arrecjt in llarrisburg in forty-eight hours. Chocolate Plant Ruined By Flames Philadelphia, Feb. II. —Three build ings of the American Chocolate Com pany, at Hatboro, near here, were de stroyed by fire early to-day. The loss is estimated at ssfr,ooo. The fire is sup posed to have started from an overheat ed stove. The owner of the plant, Elmer E. Brode, lives in this citj. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE OENT R BILKS m nun Refuses to Put His Sig nature to Resolution Which Calls His At titude "Buncombe" PASSED OVER HIS PROTEST Royal Asserts, However, That He WIU Endeavor to Carry Out Republican Commissioners • Instructions to Pro- duce Plan For Unemployed Although lie steadfastly refuses to attach his signature to a resolution— adopted late yesterday by votes of the three hcpublicnii City Commissioners • Mnyor Royal declared this afternoon he will make an earnest effort to forinu late n plan to carry out the terms of the measure which calls on him and \V. I*. Gorgas, the other Democratic mem ber of the City Commission, to devise a way to provide work for the uucm' ployed. rhe Mayor's refusal* to sign the reso lution, which, among otiher things, characterizes as ''political buncombe" his proposal to put the unemployed at work on city improvements, is based on lii< contention that the measure is a reflection on him and Commissioner < iorgas. The Republicans who (massed the resolution are Commissioners Lynch, Taylor ami Bowman. If possible, the Mayor will submit his ideas on how to relieve local condi tions ot unemployment at the Commia s'oncrs meeting next Tuesday. His failure to submit a feasible plan, tihe resolution says in effect, will indicate to the remaining members of the Com mission that the Mayor "is making a play for political buncombe only." Considers It a Reflection "I aic. not going to sign that reso lution because it is a reflection upon myself and my Democratic colleague," said the Mayor, "and, while I know my refusal to sign it will not prevent its becoming effective, I hold that, even tho „ii 1 fail to provide work for the unemployed, that will not release the Republican beads of Mie departments from abiding by the provisions of my resolution, which directs them to start the improvement work at once." The resolution which the Mayor con cedes was an attack upon himself was introduced by Commissioner Lynch and passed by the Republicans after the Mayor had ruled it out of order and and after his decision was appealed from and defeated. City officials to day declared that such action never be fore yesterday had been resorted to in the deliberations of the City Commis sioners. The Mayor says tihat a city official has not in all of the twenty live years of his public experience, been attacked before in such a way. The debate at yesterday's meeting was a lively one, in which stinging re marks were made both by the Repub t'onttnuril nu Fourth I'nffr PHONE OPERATOR A HEROINE She Stays at Switchboard While Ex change Is Threatened With Flames By Associated Press. Independence, Mo., Feb. 11.—Fire, starting in a cafe in the downtown dis trict early to-day, burned more than two blocks of buildings and threatened the entire business section of the town. Fire companies from Kansas City as sisted the local firemen. A telephone operator who discovered the tire notified firemen and owners of the burning buildings, staying at her switchboard until the building in which she was working was practically de stroyed. ISSUES ANTI-NOISE ORDER Pennsy Directs Men Not to Talk or Blow Whistles Near Sleepers The Pennsylvania railroad direetod the attention of its employes to-day to what the company calls '' the necessity for reducing noises around sleeping cars during the night." The com pany's notice to employes says: •' We wish the co-operation of all employes in order to avoid complaints. Employes at passenger stations and on trains on freight tracks should endeavor to avoid all loud talking ami unnec essary noise by engines blowing off steam while passing or shifting cars opposite passenger stations." 27 WOMEN FAINT IN CROWD Overcome While Attending "Billy" Sunday Services in Philadelphia By Associated Press. Philadelphia, Feb. 11.—Twenty-sev en women were overcome in the crowits which attended the services o<f the Rev, William A. Sunday, ihe evangelist, here to-day. Because of the crowds the evangelist was compelled to hold throo services instead of the customary two services. Many thousands were unable to gain admission to the building in which the revival is being held. All of those overcome were revived by physicians. WALL STREET CLOSING New York, Feb. 11.—The high level of prices was reached in the last hour, with fractional recessions in the final dealings. The closing was strong. Stocks moved steadily upward to-day undet lead of U. S. Steel and the mora rep- I resentative issues.