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BAIN TO NIGHT AND TO-MORROW OcttU*< Meporu Pift • n" A ? , ''" ED VOL. 77—NO. 69. AN AUTO BUS LINE IN CITY IS PROPOSED Company To-day Seeks Charter to Operate as Rival to Trolley System FRONT ST. LINE IS PART OF PLAN Score of Harrisburg Capitalists and Politicians Beady to Begin at Once Bunnmg Jitney Vehicles Here and in Steelton A plan to introduce in Harrisburg and Steelton an auto 'bus service to be put into operation with fifty vehicles within a week after a charter can bo obtained from the State, was announced this morning by Charles C. Stroh. as counsel for about two dozen capital ists and politicians, mostly local men, who propose to form a company to be known as the Jitney Transportation Company. Mr. Stroll said that application for s charter will be made to the Secretary of the Commonwealth late this after noon and that a meeting of the incor porators will be held either to-night or to-morrow for the purpose of organiz ing and electing officers. He said the company will b* prepared to operate with fifty "busses within a few weeks from date if the charter is approved *bv that time. While the charter ap plication will specify the capital at $5,000 it is understood to be the pur pose to increase, tho amount ultimate ly to $50,000 or more. Mr. Stroh said that the names of those who will appear in the papers as the incorporators are: O. M. Copelin, City Treasurer; Charles E. Covert, Au gustus Wild ma n, Alfred H. Snavelv and Harry M. Barnes, ail of Harrisburg, and I. W. Copelin, of Toledo, Ohio, a brother of the City Treas urer, and Franklin Williamson, of Lan caster. Market Square As Terminal In discussing the plan Mr. Stroh s3id it is proposed to make Market square the terminal point for lines of auto or jitney 'busses which will run up Front street and return; up Second street and return; up Third street and return; up l Sixth street and return; out Herr streetj to a point on Allison Hill and return; 1 across the Mulberry street bridge and 1 Derry street and return, and a cross- i town line on Allison Hill. It is intend ed to make the fare 5 cents. The 'busses, Mr. Stroh 'said, will be of several types. Some will carry i twelve passenger* and other twenty four. It is probable that some of the! cars will be double-deckers with roof less second stories similar to the Fifth avenue "busses in New York City. I While the names of all those who are backing the project are not yet maJe public it is understood that most of them are Harrisburgers, including men who are conspicuous in political life of the city. It is understood also that some of thwe who propose to back the jitney line are financially interest ed in the Harrisburg Railways Com pany which operates the trolley system in Harrisburg, despite the fact that the new service will be in competition with the trollev svstera. The cars will cost about SSOO each and will be operated on a regular sched ule from Market square where a term inal station will be established. The plan, as the lawyer outlined it, is to make stops at anv places along the various streets where passengers may desire to get on or off. May Get Charter in Five Weeks Capitol Hill officials say it will take, under the laws relating'to the grant ing of charters to public utility com panies, at least live weeks before the charter ,-an be issued if there is no hitch. The fact that the application for a charter is to be made must be advertised three weeks and it is then formally filed in the State Department. It is then sent to the Public Service Commission, which requires two weeks' advertising, and the Commission then takes its time to consider the applica tion after placing it on the calendar. If the Commission approves the charter, it is sent back to the State Department and thence to the Govern or, who has the last say. If the Gov ernor approves the application, it is re turned to the State Department, which issues the charter of incorporation, »ud the company can then do business. I ®he Ster- Inkwtikui ' NO CLUE LEFT TO WORK ON IN CELLAR MURDER CASE County Detective Walters Is at End of His Rope in Trying to Solve My stery of Bones Found Buried Un der Fourteenth Street House Having exhausted every clue they have been able to uncover in endeavor ing to establish the identity of the girl whose skeleton was dug up in the cellar at 133 South Fourteenth street, on February 12, the county authorities ad mitted to-day they are at the end of their roipe in seeking to solve the mur der mystery. They are reality to take up the quest again only if definite in formation is presented to show that there is a girl missing who might have been the murder victim. Until such information of definite character is pre sented they have nothing to work on. So far every bit of available infor mation has been traced to the end with out a single valuable result, according to County Detective Walters, wh.» made the investigation for District At torney St roup. The only family, of those that have occupied the house at various times in the past, concerning which the authori ties had no information, at last ha* l>fen located, but the authorities are certain that family can give nothing of value to help in identifying the bones. A man named Mellish lived at 133 South Fourteenth street, at one time, with a housekeper, the detective said. Another couple are known to have lived in the house at that time, but there was no young girl who would answer the description given by phy sicians who examined the bones, is kuown to have lived there during that time. Mellish is now in Chicago, ac cording to County Detective Walters. The various anonymous communica tions received by the District Attor ney have given no clues which are re garded by the authorities as of any value. UNEMPLOYED REMAIN IDLE Letter About Summer Park Improve ments Filed By City Commission Park Commissioner M. Harvey Tay lor in a letter to the Mayor and City Commissioners this afternoon explain ed what plans he lias for summer park improvements, suggesting the communi cation as a reply to the Mayor's letter dealing with the "city's giving work to its unemployed." The letter was marked "received and and filed uo comment was offered and the unemployed of Harrisburg are just as much out of work to-day, in so far as the city is concerned? as thev were three weeks ago, when the question originally was raised. Purse Citt From GWs Arm Amos B. Rupp, 11 South Seven teenth streef, has reported to the police the theft of a handbag containing $2.75 troni his sister, while she was walking lust night near Seventeenth and Derry streets. The thief cut her handbag from her arm witsb a sharp knife and made awav with it. No Hillings in Liquor Cases The Dauphin county court up until a late hour this afternoon had not passed upon anv of the pending liquor license applications. Bottb Judges Kun kel and MeUarrell were engaged through cut the day with the trial of civil cases in Common Pleas court. Ml I iOEJW SAFE Highwa3 r Department Engineer and Former Miss Bradley Were In Peril at Sea SHIP IS NEARING NEW YORK PORT Honeymoon Vessel Was in Grave danger When Ruddei Broke in Violent Storm Off Hatteras—Revenue Cut ter to the Rescue Colonel Samuel D. Foster, chief en gineer of the State Highway Depart ment, and his bride, who was Miss Helen Trogo Bradley, daughter of Col onel Walter T. Bradley, of Philadelphia, willl arrive by steamship in New York to-motrow after an exciting experience while returning from their wedding trip to this country. News of their safety was received by wireless in the Highway Department "this afternoon. Colonel Foster and Miss Bradley were married in Philadelphia on Janu ary 25, and sailed for South America on their honeymoon trip, their destina tion being Santa Marta, Colombia, souVn of Panama. On February 7 they started back for New York on the steamship Santa Mar ta. They had fair weather until the vessel reached Cape Hatteras, on Sat urday, last, when a terrific storm struck the ship, tossing her so violently that she lost her rudder. A vessel off Cape Hatteras in a storm such as sweeps that coast, oven though fully equipped with every safe ty appliance, is considered in a perilous situation, but a vessel without a rud der is simply helpless. The Santa Marta sent up signals of distress and sent out wireless messages calling for help. These were at last seen and heard by a government revenue cutter -which went to the rescue. The cutter succeeded in getting a C«allaue4 um Fifth Pas*. HARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23, 1915-10 PAGES. SYLPHS 111 PI TIGHTS STRUGGLE HUES Three of Them in Pic turesque Unattire Prove Any Woman Can Have a Figure LARGE CROWD IS INSTRUCTED Demonstrated Beyond All Question That There Is No Excuse for the "Sloppy Shapes"—But, Bemember, Women Only Are Admitted An eager crowd of women who for two hours this morning sat agape iu the demonstrating room of Bowman A: Company while Miss Dougherty, au ex perienced corsetiere, showed the possi bilities of the human form divine, might have attempted to paraphrase tnat that grochiest of biographers, Dr. John son—"Waste (waist) cannot be ac curately told, though we are sensible how destructive it is.'" In the fourteen years since 1900 the waist of lovely woman has been any where from under her armpits to her hips, aud her figure has verged from au hourglass to a parallellogram at the bidding of the modiste. And now! Are we to begiu all over again? So it seems if the story of the very latest advanced corset is to be credited. Woman with good, natural lines rejoice! You ueed no longer look like all your sisters of any old shape, or shapeless uess! Fashion has decreed that the fig ure—the natural figure—is "in"' again. The corset of 1915 is a corset, not a topless, shapeless almost boneless, ; mass of broehe, lace ami ribbon, suvh as has been worn for several seasons past. To-day there is decidedly more i corset —at least five iuches above the waist line—decidedly less length in the skirt and—an even more decided "nip" at the waist line which once more is about where uature intended it to be. Tight Skirts Banished In last Sunday's parade there was no longer cause for complaint of tight skirts. Woman this spring is flaring 4 her feet—is befritled and boned aud | "stayed" just as was her grandmother of ante-bellum days. The little tight basque, flie strictly tailored suit, is back with a vengeance. Do you know what that means, — you salt's who are "chortling in glee," —that at last woman is sensible oncj more? It means that woman's waist is to curve again. How is it to be done? That is what the demonstrator will make plain twice a day, tomorrow and Wednesday, from 10.30 to 12.30 in the morning and from 2.30 to 4.30 in the afternoon. What if you have been comfortable in your l>ox-shaipe? you eau be equal ly comfortable in your seini-hourg as< figure—if you will listen to advice and allow yourself to have selected for you the model that brings out-—ar ccnce. Is your points. Are you a "bag of bones" or sijih- Contlnurd on Fifth I'aKr. DROPPEDOPADAT HTs WORK J. W. Duttenhofer Succumbed This Morning From Heart Trouble While Engaged at Almshouse While at work on the stone crusher at the Dauphin county almshouse, where he is employed as engineman, John \V. Duttenhofer, aged 57 years, dropped over dead at 9.50 o'clock this morning, death being due to heart trouble. Prior to his death he had not com lained of feeling ill aud the news was quite a shock to employes of the place and the board directors. -Mr. Duttenhofer had been employed as engineer on the crusher since lasft May, being appointed to the positiou by Director Walters. Previous to this work he was employed as engineer at the City Star laundry for about seven years. Mr. Duttenhofer was well known by railroad men throughout the city, work ing for the Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio railroads, running many of the fast pussenger trains for both com panies. He is survived by his aged mother, with whom he lived, at 1426 Penn street; one sister, two brothers and two •laughters, of Philadelphia. No arrange ments for the funeral have been made. Small Boy Scalded Harry Bittinger, 3 years old, 216 South River street, was scalded about the face and head last night when he ran into his mot'her and knocked a ket tle of water from her hand. 'He was taken to the Harrisburg hospital for treatment. His coudition is not seri ous. Bernhardt Passes Good Night Bordeaux, Feb. 23, via Paris, 9.2 a A. M.—lt was announced to-dav that Sarah Bernhardt had passed a good night. She slept continuously, and her pulse and temperature are normal. Madame Bernhardt 's right leg was am putated yesterday. Crosier Finds Johnny Jumpups William Crozier, assistant city elec trician, is responsible for this early spring story. He says he found jo*hnnv jumpups blooming at Nineteenth and Chestnut streets this morning. HOVERTER PLEADS GUILTY Accused of Aiding Late Cashier Blnner to Wreck Schaeffarotown Bank; He Admit* Charges B)i Amm itllrii Prtxs. Lebanon, Feb. 23. —A. J. Hoverter, 1 accused of aiding and abetting Cashier I Alvin Binner, of the First, National ■ bank of Sehaefferstown, in the mis&p --| plication of $15,500 of that bank's I funds, was given a hearing before Unit j cd States Commissioner H. M. Schools j this afternoon and eutered a plea of i guilty to all the allegations of the gov ' eriunent. Hoverte.r was remanded, aiter declining bail in the sum of $ 10,000. j He had no attorney. Hoverter will be taken to Scranton on March 8, after spending a day in Harrisburg in custody of United t*tates ! Marshal Harvey Smith. The triikl takes place United States District Court, Scranton. j Hoverter is now available as a witness! for the government and in expectation jof partial immunity, is expected to make a full confession. He will not be sent to the Eastern penitentiary now but will he confined in the federal pris on at Atlanta, Ga., when sentenced. MAY NOT BE PAID IK FULL Men Whose Cattle Have Been Killed May Not Be Entirely Remuner ated This Session Only two bills remain in the hands of Coventor Brumbaugh for his ap proval or veto, and these must be dis posed of by to morrow night, when the time limit expires. One calls for an appropriation of $523,000 to pay the expenses incident to the suppression of the foot and mouth disease, the money to bo ex pended by the State Live Stock Sani tary Board. It is held that the amouut will be insufficient to pay the stockmen whoso cattle have been killed by the State authorities, but if there is not sufficient the stockmen will have to look to future Legislatures to reimburse them. The quarantine still exists in a uuuvber of counties, und until it is lifted there is no way of obtaining an accurate statement as to cost. The other bilf in the hands authorizes the Secretary of In ternal Affairs to appoint an assistant chief to the Bureau of Standards at a salary of $2,000 and a stenographer for the Bureau at a salary of $1,200. It also increases the salary of Chief Sweeney from $2,000 to $3,000. Tlio Governor has not intimated what he intends to do with either bill, but will dispose of them iu the next twen ty-four hours. Bishop Talbot Here To-morrow A union service of all the Episcopal churches in the city will be held in St. Stephen's church to morrow evening at So 'clock. The sermou will be preached by Bishop Talbot, of South Bethlehem. UPHOLDS COPPER AGIST CRITICS I Chief Hutchison Says Bluecoat Was Justi fied in Using Force On Prisoner LIVELY STRUGGLE IN MARKET STREET Many in the Crowd Expressed Sympa thy for the Captive, Whose Ftet Were Knocked From Under Him— Police Say the Man Resis .ed Complaints made by policemen that 1 crowds interfere while they are nrnking arrests in public places, as instanced at 10.30 o'clock last night when Pa trolman Kautz had a tussle with Jo seph Orroll, at Third and Market streets, caused Chief of Police Hutchi son to-day to declare he intends to take steps to discourage such interference. The jwliceman received a complaint that Carroll was "panhandling" on Market street. When talcen by the blue coat,' it is alleged, Carroll put up a fight attempting, according to the re port made to Chief Hutchison, to choke the patrolman who then knocked Car roll's feet from under him and, as Car roll fell, pinned him to the sidewalk. City Detective Harry White ordered the auto [atrol and then helped hold Carroll. Patrolman Kautz later put the "nippers" on his prisoner's wrists. A large crowd was attracted, during the struggle, and made a demonstration against the bluecoat. Many expressed sympathy for the prisouer who, the police say, Aid not deserve it. Some of the crowd became indignant and opinions differed to whether the blue coat was using more force than was neceacary. This is the second occasion within a month when such a demonstration oc- Coatlaued oa FUtk Paae. NEW DEATH CHAIR NITIATED TO-DAY WMUDEII John Talap, Wife Mur derer. First to Pay Penalty By Electro cution in This State THREE CHARGES TO RILL VICTIM Current Turned on at 7.14 and at 7.21 Death Is Pronounced Execu tion Without Hitch—Twenty Oth ers in State Await Simiiar Fate By Assoctafrd Press. Rockview. Pa., Feb. 23.—The first official electroeutiou in Pennsylvania under the new law substituting the ehair for the gallows took place in tdie new death house of the Western peni tentiary at 7.14 o'clock this'morning, when John Talap, friendless, paid the extreme penalty for the murder of his wife in Montgomery county. The execution was without a hitch or blunder. Talap, whimpering, was helped to the chair by two ueputy war dens. He was in the chair oue minute and ten seconds before the current was applied. The flick of a white handker chief in the orange-colored gloom was the signal that sent 2,300 volts through his body. At 7.17% the sec ond charge was hurled into him. At 7.20, after the doctors had detected signs of life, a third charge of 2,300 volts was applied. Up through the stillness, in which the guards and witnesses were now do ing Uio suffering, the tiny metallic song came from the wall apparatus, the sound of the automatic switch that dropped the charge gradually to 600 vclts in six seconds. Pronounced Dead in Seven Minutes At 7.21 Dr. R. J. Campbell, one of the resident physicians at the New Jer sey State penitentiary, pronounced Talap dead. Twenty-three porsons, in cluding witnesses, newspaper men and attendants, saw the man die. Talap was convicted of murdering his wife at Norristowu in August, 1913. lie was about 38 years old. Talap's death was staged in a gray, bare room and had one stately accom paniment. He was preceded into the death chamber by a tall, straight-shoul dered young priest. This was the Rev. Antonio Ulanitizky, who presides over a Greek parish at Remey, Pa. The priest, the one calm man present, strode into the room, dropped to his knees on a mat at the feet of the con demned man and. with u smile like a child's, lifted his crucifix before the anguished eyes of the victim. There he held it even after the heavy leather mask had been fitted over the man's face. No tremor of emotion touched the priest's countenance. Even after the first shock flung the body of the condemned man outward against the straps with a snap like a whip crack, ha remained motionless on his knees, Continued on Sixth PnO. 1 ESCAPE m STONE-PILE Vagrants Sentenced by Mayor Royal Break Down Door of Almshouse Prison and Get Away •Seven of the fourteen vagrants w'ho had been doing time on the stone pile at the Dauphin County Almshouse, under sentence of Mayor Royal, broke out of their place_ of imprisonment last night and this afternoon were yet at large. The escape was effected by breaking down a wooden door. The seven men who remained could have escaped just as easily but they preferred to stay. The county authorities in the last month had been remodeling the quarters in which the "stone pile gang ' were keipt and expected to replace the wooden door with a steel one to morrow. The windows have been barred and once the new door is set up escape will not be easy. The authorities are of the opinion that they either will be rid for all time of the seven offenders who last night escaped or that those same men will 'be in the toils within the next several ilavg. All are old offenders, having been "sent uip" either for drunkenness or "panhandling," and it is figured that unless they leave Harriaburg they soon will be rearrested. Two or three of the men had but a few days to serve While the rest had just been sent out by the Mayor. THREE MEET DEATH IN BLAZE Eight Others Injured in a 9200,000 Fire in Birmingham Birmingham, Ala., Fe".>. 23.—Three unidentified persons, probably more, were burned to death and eight others were injured in a $200,000 fire which early to-day Bwept the business sec tion. destroying several commercial buildings and the Windsor hotel, a small old structure. The ruins of the hotel are being searched. Street Intersection Index Boards Fourteen hundred index boards will be placed on street intersections urn iter a contract which Highway Commis sioner Lviwh plans to have the Citv Commissioners a*want on March 16 Bids for the street signs will be re ceived by Liyndi up to noon of March 10. WAR INCIDENTS DISCUSSED AT BRIEF CABINET IHEETINC Washington. Feb. 23. —The charge by Germany aud Austria that subma rines are being manufactured in the United States for Ureat Britain was discussed to day at the Cabinet meet ing, but without action, becuuse Secre tary Daniels had not finished his in vestigation. Recently the State De partment discouraged American manu facturers from taking similar eon tracts. The sinking of the Evelyn and the international situatiou geuerallv were discussed at the Cabinet meeting, which was the briefest in months. It was in dicated that no further action would be taken until further details were ob tained and the Administration saw nothing in tho incident liable to cause international complications. It was said to be practically certain that uo replies will be sent to the latest Brit ish and German notes. LATE WARJTO SUMMARY The famous cathedral at Rheims, which was damaged early in the war, has suffered further injury, the French War Office announced to-day. The Ger mans are charged with having made a special target of the cathedral during a violent bombardment of the city, and It is said that the interior of the vault ed roof gave way. The Berlin communication reports further progress in the Vosges, where the Germans have been taking town aftsr town during the last week. The capture of another town, near Muehl bach, is announced to-day. In the recent battle of the Mazurlan lakes district in East Prussia, which resulted In the expulsion of the Rus sians from German soil, :too cannon, in cluding ten pieces of heavy calibre were captured, the Berlin communication states. In regard to the present phase of the campaign Rus ; ian staff officers are optimistic, believing that the Ger man advance in Northern Pol«tna has been halted definitely. Another vessel was sunk to-day in the naval war zone established by the decree of the German Admiralty. A Norwegian steamer was sent to the bot tom on the English channel by either a submarine or a mine. Heavy losses were sustained by the Austrlans in the recent fighting, the Russian general staff announced in a statement claiming several victories in Gallcla. In Northern Poland also, it is said, a successful stand has been made against the German army which drove the Russians from East Prussia. These reports are not in agreement, however, with official communications from Ber lin and Vienna, both of which tell of reverses suffered by the Russians and their loss of great numbers of men. On the western battlefields there are no signs of returning activity and ap parently neither side desires to take the initiative at this time. Official an nouncements show that- comparatively small numbers of men take part in the actions at various points over the line and apparently these engagements are of merely local significance. Paul Erb Moved on Stretcher Paul Erb, the boy who was badly burned hist July 3 by an electric sparkler, was to-dav transferred on a stretcher in the ambulance from 23rt Charles street to 1804 North Sixth street. The family is moving ami the boy is still in too weak a condition to be aibout unaided. CO AL WHARF PL AH FINALLYPASSES City Commissioners, by 3 to 2 Vote, Grant Power Company Ne cessary Permission GORGAS AND THE MAYOR VOTE "NO" Harrisburg Automobile Company Qets Contract For Auto Truck—Not a Single New Ordinance Introduced At This Afternoon's Session By a vote of 3 to 2 the City Com missioners this afternoon passed finally the ordinance giving the Harrisburg Ligiht and Power Company permission to buiild a coal wharf on the Hargest Island. The Republican members, Bowman, Lynch and Taylor, voted af firmatively and the Democratic mem bers, Mayor Royal and Gorgas, voted against it, saying they preferred firet to hear from the member* of the City Planning Commission, who disapproved the plan. Members of the Planning Commis sion were expected to attend the Com missioners' meeting to-day and explain their attitudes on the coal" wharf propo sition, although all remained away. B. F. Uniberger, the secretary of the com mission, it was explained, wan prevent ed from attending because of a death in his family and Kdward 8. Herman, president of the board is now in the south. Light company officials after the Commissioners' meeting said the com pany will go ahead with its plans and have the wharf built in the short est possible time. The material has been ordered; it will be shipped at once and work on the project will be begun within a day or two. Immediately be fore the pas'sage of the ordinance the Light Company deposited SSO cash Coatlaaed on Fifth !>■««. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CEKT. NORWEGIAN SHIP SUNK OFF DOVER The Regin Goes Down In Ten Minutes After Being Struck This Morning THE CREW OF 22 MEN IS SAVED Not Known Whether Disaster to Vessel Is Caused by Either Submarine or Mine—Four Norwegian (Steam ers In All Lost By Associated Press. London, Feb. 23, 1.25 P. M. The Norwegian steamer Begin was sunk off Dover this morning by either a sub marine or a mine. The crew of twenty two men was saved. The Regin. which was carrying coal from the Tyne to Bordeaux sank ten minutes after "he was struck. The Regin is the second Norwegian steamer to encounter ;i submarine or a mine in the English channel since Feb ruary IS, when the Cierntan submarine blockade against British ports went into effect. Die tank steamship Belridge was torpedoed by a Uerman submarine off I'olkstoue last week. She was not, however, very seriously damaged, for aftdr being beached at Walmer she later made her way to port. The Begin was of 1,107 net tonnage, 2t>s feet long and was built in 1913. Disaster has overtaken two other Norwegian steamships in the last low days. The Nordykn went down in the Baltic last week, probably as a result of striking a mine or being torpedoed, and the Cuba, a freighter bound from London to Rotterdam, sank February J 21 in the North sea after a collision. BRITISH ADMIfGERIHANS DESTROYED A TRENCH OF THE FORMER HEAR YPRES London, Feb. 23, 2.55 P. M. The British semi-weekly report on the prog ress of the lighting on the continent was given out to-duy and reads as follows: "The enemy continues to show con siderable activity; in the neighborhood of Ypres several attacks and counter attacks have occurred. At ti o'clock in the morning of February :>1 the ene my exploded an elaborate series of mines, which destroyed one of our trenches. A new line was prepared a short distance in the rear and imme diately occupied. Any attempts at further progress have been completely frustrated. "Near Givenchy our infantry, after a successful bombardment, captured a trench of the enemy and blew it up. An attempted attack by the enemy along Labassee canal was easily re pulsed by our artillery. "To the south ot the river Lys there has been an increase in artillery and riile fire, in which our troops showed marked superiority. Along the re mainder of our front there has been nothing more than artillery duels. The thick weather has handicapped the work of air craft." TURKS DRIVEN BEYOND RIVER IN FIGHTING IN THE CAUCASUS Petrograd, Feb. 23.—A report on the fighting in the Caucasus received to-diy from the headquarters of the Kussian commander of that region says that on February 21 there were engage ments with the Turks in the vicinity of Tchouruk, as a result of which the Turks were driven beyond the river. There was no fighting elsewhere on this date. GERMAN AFFRONT TO U. S. FLAG REPORTED IN LIEGE London, Feb. 23. —The Amsterdam "Telegraaf,' 1 according to advices yes terday to the Exchange Telegram Com pany, has received a dispatch from Liege stating that recently several Gorman soldiers snatched the American colors from the breasts of a number of citizens and threw them in the mud. Fourteen of the burghers protested to the American Consul against the ac tion. WALL STREET CLOSING New York, Feb. £l.—New points of weakness developed in the late trad ing, particularly in the specialties. The closing was heavy. Steady selling, large ly for the short account, caused further , price depressions in the stock market 1 to-day.