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AFTERflOflH V W N i U Tin: vi:.vnn:i: INIiIANA I':.s. ::! - to. nciht it i T;:.- i .y. j.ro!. i !y v.'lth r.ir. i ,o v i : i : m : i 1 1 ; a n" t'r?' tt:- . t.-nl-rM 1 Tin .l.iy; ! l.-.'dy r .in i.r H M A AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR OCTOBER WAS 16,293. READ THE'VAIITS' ! VOL. XXXI., NO. 343. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1914 PRICE TWO CENTS td lao1 "rvnrt tvi TIM n n in, v i FIIlMIOF G30 CGiuGRESS SS OP MGMDAY Fifteen Bills Apportioning Funds Form Principal Busi ness on Calendars of Final Sessio of 63rd Body. nroinrMT'O Mrocnnr rnCOIULhl o hlLOonui. SCHEDULED TUESDAY . - 1 Lenislative Careers of bcores on muted y.-ar a.. . . . n n , , . I The treasury estimates for the op- MemberS Will Be DrOUgnt tOierati-m of the entire Government of , , i-n i r,i C ose and Demccratic jcrity Will Be Cut. WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 The final ....inii of thj t;:'d congress was be- gun today vvhn Vice Pres t Marshall in the senate and Speaker Champ i dark in the house ord. re.l Uie can- .lMimHlt to ?U iy,32l,.Ti,::.;j. The ap ing of the. rolls'. I orotiriations made last session reach- ate to order at 12:'" o'clock. Sen. H erman of North Carolina of fered the lirst motion, providing that the senato meet at 111 o'clock daily until further notice. This was adopt ed as the lirst oilicial act of the sen ate. Son. Kern then offered the formal resolution for tho appointment of a committee to notify the president that the senato va.3 ready to transact busine?o. Vico Pres't Marshall appointed Sen. Kern of Indiana and Sen. Gallinger of New Hampshire on the committee to notify the president In the house three new members we.ro sworn in a3 the first oilicial act in that body. lirst Hills Introduced. Hills for new postotlico buildings at Huston, Mass., and Kansas City. Mo., were among the lirst introduced. Hep. Gallivan of Massachusetts ask ed $5,000,000 for tho Huston post- ofiico and Hop. norland of Missouri proposed an appropriation of $3,000, 000 for a postottice at Kansas City. Jiep. Browning- of New Jersey in troduced a bill for $71,00-0 t oimprove tho Camden river. Little timo was lost in preliminaries In either house today. Except for tho handshaking and jibes of both repub licans and democrats concerning the results of the last election, the busi ness of legislating began without spe cial ceremony or incident. There was iot the excitement attendant upon the convening of a new congress, when members aro sworn in for their terms. Crowded galleries were present in senato and house, chief interest at taching", however, to the lower body, where tho membership Ls larger ami where there was promised a renewal of the cotton-relief lillbustcr which tied up conpres Just before adjourn ment in October. Tho vice president, the leaders and the rank and tile, of the upper and lower bodies seemed refreshed after their six week's respite from work and there was a bisr attendance upon the floors. Every legislator realized that a preat amount of work is to be crowded into tho short session and as ,'oon as the president delivers his an nual message, scheduled for tomor row, tho members will keep the wheels of legislation Uirning early and late except for a brief recess over the Ch ristmas 1 1 o 1 i d ay s. .nfU'cn ApprtiTiation IilN. A survey of the capsular shows al . " i most a record-breaking legislative pro- gram, tho features being as follows: t Flftecn appropriation bills must In passed. Thi.T means that congress must apportion one billion dollars between Dev. 7 and March 4. There, will be approximately r, working days making the average appropriation per day about $17.00u.eew estimating that the total appropriations will be at leasx $l,100.0oo,oou, as compared with $ 1,116,000,000 for the long session just passed. If the tight for a public buildings bill succeeds, there will be 1 : supply mc sures and as extended lights are Imminent over rivers and harbors, tho naval increase- and the army appro priations bill, night sessions probably will bo the rule during the short ses sion. A filibuster against any of the ap propriation bills will result in the re port of a special "gag" rule In the house. A cloture rule is impossible In the senate. Despite the big task attaching to the pass-uge of the annual supply bills, pome time must be tKuted to import ant measures on the regular calendars. The conservation program, the ship: purchas bill, amendments to the cur-J rency la rural credits legislation and) which memb rs in. both houses will rttempt to press. Two HtlU !Iac- Kight of Way. When the house adjourned late in (Vtober there were pending as untin i. led business two (.ills, to an. end the Cu rrency law and the Henry c.'tton-i r- lief amendment to these bills. These , bills proposed to p- rrnit the shifting tf reserves frwm member bank to the federal reser e banks and to increase the limit of circulation which may be sued by national banks against com mercial paper. Special rules had been; adopted to consider these billj and they had the right of way in the house today. , The passage of these bills w as pre- : vented by the Henry cotton loan! amendment directing the placing of; J 2 50. jcti.ooo in southern banks to be' loaned en the cotton and tohuccoj crops. Am soon as these bills are di-po-d i i. the District ol t oiuuiM.i appro oriato-ri bill, the t.rst of tho annual iaelgits will be ready f.r report fio:nl :hc appropriations cnnimittt e. it will! in- ;oiii, u o uie i';- ..iut', e-eu- rolh.v, -.d by the I.-.. live and judicial appropriation bill. As a result of the N'.. et!ib r le. tiofis. today al rnark.i th- htin nln ef the vt.il of the hgivlathe i.i- rcr.rs o! Biorr x iit'P'iH rs of tb APPROPRIATIONS ASKED FROM NEW CONGRESS WILL EXCEED BILLION Policy of Economy is Evident,! However, in Scarcity of Sal-1 ary increases and Estimates Are Lower Than Last Year's.; : I'.y Th odore Tiller. j WASHINGTON, I. '.. !).. 7. If.- another "billion dollar cnimiv-:s." This is shown by the annual estimates I" appropriations sent to the house eom- I mittee In : c'y McAdoo today. How- .... ... nililM"itln!l 1 I v! I I'liT. I min-d iiinin a ooliov of e-o n !.u . 1 his . I i is evidenced !,v the fact that few sal- !nrr increases are reeoinmended and the estimate.-; are approximate ly MM 01)1) hsa than t!l e-ti mutes sub- Uie nexi nscai e.u ciu i"i i p i'i "i'1 ei- ivia-Uions .f $1, .. 1 winch is in - elusive of the JT'J.OOij.OiM' lor tlo postal service. Postal service appro priations are approximately repaid from the postal revenues. Interest in .Military I'ro-rain. The total estimates last year, in cluding supplemental r quests which followed the ori-mal communication the secretary of the treasury ed the enormous total of $l,lltf,000, 00i'. Hecause of the agitation regard ing the alleged unpreparedness of the nation for war, chief interest in the estimates attaches to the program for the naval military estimates. The building program of the navy i as follows: Two battleships, six torpedo boat destroyers, one oiler, one gunboat and eight or more submarines, one of the latter to he of a seagoing type, the others to be of coast defense type. To begin construction on these ves sels the sum of $ l'J.HlM.OOO is asked and an additional $7,t00,00o is recom mended for armor and armament for vessels heretofore authorized and ap proximately $ 1 .",000,000 on account of hulls and outiits of vessels heretofore authorized. The requisition for eight or more submarines "makes it probuble that the naval committee will authorize more than the customary eight sub marines, naval experts having been convinced from the European war that submarines are equally as im portant as batlcshlps. The totil asked for the naval es timate is X 14 3,3 DG, 819. SS, which is only slightly in excess of the amount carried in the last naval appropriation bill. Army Estimates. The estimates for the army call for an appropriation of $104,1:14,511.99, which is approximately $3,000,000 more than the last army bill. Army estimates have been previous ly published. Because of the prac tical completion of the Panama canal the estimates for this grea undertak ing dropped this year to less than $19,000,000. A river and harbor bill of about $.":, ooo. 000 is proposed but almost nothing is asked for public buildings. Among the important new projects of general interest submitted for the various departments are the follow ing: Federal trade commission, $5 30,000. Hoard of mediation and concilia- tion, $30,000. Commission on industrial relations, $ 10,000. For experimenting1 in delivery of mails by aeroplanes, $50,000. An increase of $5,00o, making a total of $10o,euo, for promotion of the commerce of the United States and a $-5,000 increase in the appropriation for investigating cost of producing" un- 1 1 " i me ir-p.u iiih-iu in cuiiwuercc , ioi purchase of submarine mines for closing channel about insular poses- .1.. .1 . r . c sions ,$50.0(M For regulating immigration, $2,- 92S.O0O. An increase of $27S.5O0; improve ments at Kllis Island immigration sta tion, $34 0.0 CO. Constructing light vessels for gen eral service on Atlantic coast and great lakes in light house service, $2S0,000. Department Estimate. The detailed estimates by depart ments for expenses for the next fiscal year are as follows: legislative. $1 t.'.s'.5K2.52. Executive. $t'S.550. State department. $5. 171, Id 2. 66. Treasury department. $ 1 V.': 740. Territorial governments. . lxo. C00. Independent otlices. $:;.s;:.oo. District of Columbia. $ 1 3.P' S.73 4.23. War department. $lSO'.75.373.M. Panama canal. $1S.931.S5.3S. Navy department. $147,704 0S.. Interior departments. $205,282, 3 4 3.20. Post office proper, $1. $20,505. Postal service payable from postal revenues. $ 2 9 7 , 3 5 5 . 1 4 . Department of agriculture. $25. S "m. 4 13. Department of commerce, $15,774. 0 95. Department of lab"i $4,443,210. Notice to Subscribers If you can conveniently do so, we shall appreciate it if you will call in person at our office for the pre mium you ordered for de livery this month. We are fairly swamped with orders and it is doubtful if we can make these deliv eries as promised. All those calling at the office for premium will be allowed 10c off the first cost of premium. NEWS-TIMES, Circulation Dept. . of justice, JlO.TiT, 9 1 '.:,(. Total increase service, $1,0 9m, 7 7 Including .1, 1 4..' . the post The estimates rail for a river and harbor bill of approximately $50,000.- 0"o, i)Ut no recommendations nre 1 made for any big public buildings. i Muall lliiilding I'liiuU. The only public building item is the1 provision fr re-appropria rg and I making available the unexpe led ap-j propriations for various pl-nc build inus whic h have already be a .-tarted and small item ef ?2D;.ooe t!u? slight remodeling of vai lie buildings or the rent to COVer as pub-tempor- ary quarters. Cnexpendcd balances re-apiro-priated are mainly for small p ottices, aproximately 10e n mimic. . Amounts heretofore made available have not been fully utilized. The total amount recommended for tfbor work, including the river and hi carrying on, of continuing contracts is 5n.:'.s 7. 2 2.'2i as compared with the approximately $2 7. ooo, ooo appro priated last session for river and har bor work, this latter figure being made up of the $20. Ooo, 000 lump sum river and harbor bill and special ap propriations of about $7,000,000. The larger appropriations request ( CONTINUE l ON l'A(7i: TEN) j BIG FRENG Offensive of Allies Results in j ; Progress and Battle Comes Near Being a Hand to; Hand Affair. PAH IS. Dec. 7. Tho heavy French artillery is gaining the advantage over that of the Germans, says an official statement issued here this afternoon. This is the first time that France has claimed its guns were superior to those of the foe. The offensive taken along the Ysor river by the allies continues but the communique claims no great-pi'ogi ess. The Germans are resisting stubbornly in this region. "The oilicial statement follows: "In the region of the Yser we con tinue to attack some trenches which the enemy has maintained upon the left bank of the canal. "Jn the region of Armenticres and of Arras, as in that of the Oise, the Aisne, and the Argonne. there is noth ing to report except that in a general way the superiority of our offensive has been demonstrated. "In the champagne district our heavy artillery, in several engage ments', has gained a marked advant age over the artillery of the enemy. "There is nothing new on the east ern front, where the position of the previous day have been maintained." Tight at Close Range. In four different zones the offensive of the allies hat resulted in progress and at many points the French and Hritish have carried their trenches so' close to the German lines that the battle is being fought with hand grenades hurled by the soldiers. Official information from the front says that the allies have gained ground at the following points: On the Yser canal, south of Dix mude. where British and French troops, supported by heavy artillery, drove tho Germans from their ad vanced positions; north of Cambra. be tween Hethune and Ii Hassee, where the heavy artillery of the French caused such havoc in the invaders' trendies. The Germans abandoned them leav ing many dead and wounded behind; northwest of Verdun, on the Apre-mont-Clermont highway, where the German artillery which had been planted to command the Variennes St. Manhould road was silenced, and near Dammerkirch, in the southern ranges of the Vosges. where the French are moving forward large bodies of reinforcements. Hani light ing is in progress around Aspaeh. where the French are carrying on a vigorous bombardment with . guns which were carried across the snow tilled passes of the Vosges nountains with enormous difficulty. .Situation Favors Allies. This, the tosth day of the great con flict, finds the sit tuition more favor able for the allies than at any other time since the battle began, according to French military men. They claim that the Gremans have worn them selves out and that the ability of the French and English to bring up heavy detachments of fresh reinforcements to the front together with many big guns is going to put a new complex ion on the operations all alon the ' line. In West Flanders the British are striving which is Thou rout Konlers. to push towards Staden, only eight miles west of and five miles northwest of It is at this point that the French claim to have demolished a German field fcrt. Fire Damages Ostend. It is rcportec. from Furnes that se vere lighting is in progress around KJvcrdinghe. which is on the railway line connecting Ypres with Furnes. The Germans are delivering counter attacks under great dirticulties there herouso the Hooding of the country by the Belgians left only a few roads they could travt rse in a forward movement and all of these are in range of the allies artillery. Ostein! has been damaged by fire, but no confirmation has been re ceived of last night's reports that the entire city is being destroyed. Fvhbmce of the growing confidence in this city is the fact that the the aters .ire opening. Members .of the government are coming back to Paris from Bordeaux this week. Dej art inert GUI fiOMAGt OVER GERMANS' MRS. SUHL DIDN'T GRIEUML! i Witnesses for State in Murder Trial Declare Defendant Ap peared Not to be Affected by Her Husband's Death. Witnesses for the rtat? in the trial of Mrs. Augusta Suhl. cnargtjd with ha3 fngioisoned her husband by ad ministering arsenic, test-'uvl Monday morning that on i. the dav f he hus jclly band s death, Mrs. fcuhl had been and haT apparently no trouble. Kd. Ijiggins, colored, .l neighbor, dc cleared that when he l ad :ono to sympathize with Mrs. i'jhl a few days after Mr'. Suhl's death. -he sai l, got rid of the old devil at 1 it."' Several witnesses for the state were heard during the morning and the cross-exam inatior.s were brief. The court room was crow ded as usual and there was little disturbance although once the court found it necessary to admonish the spectators not to dis play their feelings. It was expected at noon that the state would rest when adjournment came in the aft ternoou. IMiysician lias Doubts. Dr. K. A. l ink was put on the stand for a continuation of the cross-examination which was begun Friday aft ernoon. Questions were directed with the view of discrediting the witness' ability as a physician. Dittle further information was brrnght out by the cross-examination of the morning be cause of continuous objection on the part of the state. The court sustain ed these objections on the ground that the questions were not cross-examination. Finally counsel for the defense propounded several 'piestions bearing on the character and the professional ability of the witness. These (pies- !J;;tnsw were not asked before the jury, ere merely made a part of the court record. The cross-examination thereupon was closed. The testimony of Dr. Fink' on cross examination corroborated his testi mony in chief concerning the inci dents of bis attendance upon Mr. Suhl. He said that ho had diagnosed Mr. Suhl's ailment as being cholera morbus, but that he had felt some uncertainty concerning his diagnosis because of the fact that the patient was so intensely ill. He said that al though the patient had shown the symptoms of cholera morbus he (tho doctor) could not understand why the patient should show such extreme prostra!' n as he. dM after so short an illness;. Got Kid of Old Dell.'' Ed. Iliggins, colored. livinr at No. r.10 st. Vincent st., said that as a neighbor, he often saw Mrs. Suhl. Tie said that on a certain day, soon after the death of Mr. Suhl, he saw Mrs. Suhl working in her yard and that ho went to her and sympathized over tho death of her husband. "I went to her." said the witness, "and told her T was sorry for her be cause of her husband dying so sud denly. "Mrs. Suhl hesitated a minute and then said. 'I've got rid of the old devil at last.' " The witness said that nothing fur ther was said at that time between him and Mrs. Suhl. Court Warns Crowd Again. The cross-examination was brief. Atty. Hagerty askd the witness if he were the same "Fd. Higgins" who recentl.v had been released from jail where he had been confined for steal ing chickens from a Mrs. O'N'eil. The witness took emphatic exception to the question. "No. rir," he said. "I never was arrested for stealing noth in and vou or no other man can show it." This answer caused several of the spectators to laugh slightly. Judge: Funk thereupon called! the bailiff to him and said, ''if anyone laughs out again brimr them before the court and we will have him put out." The judge then warned the .spectators that he eould not allow any disturbance of the case on trial. Objections of the state to questions embodying implications that the wit ness had ever been charged with i crimes were sustained on the ground.) that only proof of giilt and not in dictments or arrest could be admitted as evidence. There was a lively little tilt between cojmsrl on the point of these questions' and the cross-examination was then closed. Two men. who bad worked with Mr. Suhl at. the Sin:er factory wcr" enlled by the state and ttlfVo! that Suhl, on the day before h!s r!eath. bad complained of Illness. These mm had testified also during the first days of the trial and they had then told how Suhl had left his work and gone home early after acting as if he were in great pain. Mrs. Coffeen. Mrs. Suhrs daughter, testifed as to the age of her parents. She said that her mother was close to tO years old and her father was 50 or ."S years old. Sav Mrs. Suhl Curbed. Mrs. William F. Case and daugh ter. Ruth- of N'ilrs. Mich., testified as to quarrels between Mr. and Mrs. Suhl. The.v said that they had at one been neighbors to the Suhls. F,oth witnesses said that they had heard Mrs. Suhl curse her husband and order him about. Mrs. Ca-e de clared that Mrs. Suhl had often com plained of not having enough monev becaue she had said that Mr. Svhl drank and did not bring his wages home. According to Mr. Case. Mrs. Suhl was apparently more than usuallv jolly on the day of her husband's death. She said that on that day her daughter. Both, and some other cbil dren were plaving hon-scotch on the sidewalk and that as she stood watch ing them Mrs. Suhl came up and ask ed her to play also. "Whv. I am too old to pi a v." re--did Mrs. Case, "it would kill me." "Why. you are not too old." Mrs. Suhl is said to ha 'c answered, "you are not too old to rdnv if I am not " Witness tesTple.- thnt aftr thnt conversation Mrs. Suhl went on to tell bow that he .lid not feel like work g that dav and had asked Mrs. Case if she had ever felt that wav. The cros-s-examiratlon of th wit ness was in progress when court was adjourned at the noon hour. AMATEUR CRACKSMEN SOUGHT FOR ATTEMPT ON EASTWOOD SAFE With the possibility during the afternoon of an arrest or night Mon- day, the police department is working steadily to gain some knowledge as to the identity of the cracksmen who attempted to rob the safe in the of fice of the Eastwood market, '1 2 4 W. Washinnton aw, .Sunday night. A set of burglar's tools, composed of three ordinary crowbars, a brace and three bits and a crew driver are the only clews upon which the depart ment so far has hail to work. The wiii ld-be cracksmen were frightened away from the store it is supposed by the unexpected arrival of W- N. Eastwood, owner of the market. In their haste to elude cap ture they ktt their implements scat tered upon the lloor about the safe. It was at first thought that the job was the work of experienced men, but a thorough investigation of the premises and the work on the safe itself has led detectives to change their opinion upon that point. The safe is of the old-fashioned variety and would not be hard to g-t into if the methods of modern burglarism were follou'ed. InsteaVl, the thieves had pried'a reinforced strip from one side and were endeavoring to nry the entire front wall of the safe from its fasten in ss. One corner had been 'chewed" the bits and the recesses of away b-- the use of brace. Entrance to the safe in which the money of the BONDSMEN DESERTING l!J TERHE HUE GASE Mix-up Over Bail Furnished for Men Accused of Elec tion Frauds. INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 7. A new and mysterious angle in the alleged Terre Haute election frauds being probed by the federal grand jury de velopedtoday when Atty. Frank Fip pen notified Dist. Atty. Bailey that he desired to withdraw the bonds fur nished for four of the eight men who have been recently released from the county jail here. This indicated that tin bondsmen represented by Fippen were displaying a disposition to desert the four men. Dist. Atty. Iiailey sprung a surprise when he notified Fippen that the bonds that were subsequently furnish ed by other parties. Mystery sur rounds the identity of thr real bonds men in these cases. The original bonds submitted by bailey, which which were disapproved, and had his approval, were signed by Mayor Don Roberts. Atty. Fippen's action today was taken in certain quarters to strengthen the current belief that additional and more startling surprises are yet to come to light. FEAR FOUL PLAY IN MAN'S DISAPPEARANCE THREE OAKS. Mich.. Dec. 7. The belief is strong that peter Dernier. ..4, missing since a week before Thanks- giving, was lured away from town and murdered. 1! o? itive evidence was found today that tVmli-r had Sl'.OOO in his possession the day he disap peared and that he left in company of :tn unknown man. The wife of Dern ier 'today engaged private detectives to work on the case and an appeal will be made to the police depart meuts of all cities to aid in the search. Mrs. Demler fears her husband was lured to Detroit or Chicago and mur dered for his money. MRS. J. M. STUDEBAKER IS "HEAD WAITRESS" MONDAY All records at the First Presbyter ian free soup tables were smashed Monday noon when "! "1 men and women partook of the charity of the church. Perhaps this accounted for it: Mrs. John M. Studebaker, wife of the mil lionaire wagon maker, commandeered a corps of excellent and elhcient "waitresses." Assisting Mrs. Stude baker were .Mrs. liom Stephenson, wife of th vice president of the St. Joseph Countj' Savings banks, and Mrs. P. A. Miller. That Mrs. Studebaker enjoyed the task of handing out bowls of soup to hungry men would be putting it mild ly. So much so did she enjoy it that it wan whispered about thatshe would rgain trtk a hand some time during the week. ANTI-SALOON WORKER ADDRESSES MINISTERS Tho regular meeting of the Minis terial association Monday morning was featured by a short talk by S. P. MeNaught, state secretary of the state Anti-Saloon league. Mr. MeNaught said that a hot fiyht on the saloon question will be waged by the workers :'.t the next session of the state legis lature. Accompanying Mr. MeNaught was P. P. Leckliter, state organizer. The two men are enroute to Lnporte to make talks at that place. A general discussion of the work of the Pnion Temperance commission followed . BaMMMMinwaMUMMMH Bird Arrives to Take Charge of Ctty Mission, Open Tuesday Ray A. Bird, the man who is to have charge of the new mission at 115 E. JeiTerson st., arrived in the city today. Mr. Bird is the personal selection of Mel Trotter, who spoke and started the campaign in South Bend for a permanent mission two weeks ago. Mr. Bird came from Chattanooga, Tenn.. where he has been engaged in mission work. The opening of the mission will be observed Tuesday night. Mr. Bird announced that the lirst meet-us will market was stored, would have, been but a matter of minute.? had not Mr. Eastwood arrived upon the scene whn he did. The would-be thieves had piled boxes and other articles about the windows of the rear office so that their work would not be noticed from me streets and alleys. Eastwood no ticed the disarrangement of tho .ar ticles immediately upon his opening the door. He at once summoned the police, who were upon the scene in less than a minute. They were starting out on another call when the Eastwood call came in. When they arrived, a thorough search of the buildings and the neighborhood was fruitless. .The thieves had made their escape, leaving behind them their kit of tools. "The job is amateurish, to say the least," was Chief Kuespert's comment Monday morning. "It would not sur prise me if the thieves were local talent." An effort to trace the ownership of the tools found has availed noth ing in the shape of a clue so far. It was at first thought that the kit was the set reported stolen from River Park a day or two ago. The tools were too eumbersomo, ac cording to the police, to be carried about by experienced cracksmen. The theory that an automobile might have been used Ln the quick getaway of the thieves, was given considera tion by the police department. GALE SWEEPING EAST COAST TIESJP SHIPS Terrific Wind Breaks Anchor Chains and Vessels "Blow for Assistance." W A SHI NG T O N, Dec. 7 . An unidentified ship with four fun nels is ashore off Ocean City, .Mil., and "blowing for assistance," ac cording to a message to the navy department from the keeper at the life saving station there. NEW YORK, Dec. 7. Sweeping up the coast at a Cj-mile clip, a gale of wind and rain hit New York city to day, tying up all small ships, and driv ing many small craft ashore up from along the New Jersey coast and Dong Island sound came numerous reports of heavy storm damage. The gale reached its height here early in the morning when the wind registered a velocity of 0 4 miles an hour. Ni:W LONDON, Conn., Dec. 7. The coast storm swept up Long Island sound with tcrrifc force today, bat tering all ships that were caught out of port. The steamer City of New York, a freighter, bound from New London to New York, broke her steer ing gear shortly after sailing out of the harbor at a. m. Distress signals Ironi the crippled vessel called two tugs to tow her back to port. The strainer City of New London, a sister ship, arrived from New York this morning after a hard .struggle j against the wind and waves. One gangway was smashed, sound ; skippers say that at times during the night the gale blew 90 miles an hour. SANDY HOOK. N. J., Dec. 7. P,e cause of the fury of the storm sweep ing the Atlantic coast, the United States battleship Kansas has been com pelled to anchor off Ocean City, Md.. i ccording to a wireless message pick ed up here early today. Reports last nUht said that a warship was aground off Ocean City, but the Kansas is not ashore. She will be able to resume her journey when the gale lessens, the wireless dispatch said. BULLETINS STOCKHOLM, Dec. 7. The .Swe dish steamship Luna and the Pinnish rteamer Everilda were sunk by mines of Pjorneborg in the gulf of Rothnia today. The crew of the Luna was saved, but all on board the Everilda, except one member of the crew per ished. Rjorneborg lies at the mouth of Kumo river in Pinland. AMSTERDAM, Dec. 7. A dispatch trom Vienna says tnat the nichpost declares that .Servia intends to con clude a separate peace with Austria. With the fv'l of Relgrade Servia's chief resistance has been broken, the Vienna newspapers assert. CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 7. Via .Sofia, Berlin and Amsterdam.) War omce dispatches say that tho British, have landed an expeditionary forco between Tigris and Suvaga, where they attempted to take up a pos; ion but were repulsed with heavy loss. SULLIVAN. Ind. County Clerk Charles R. Railsback. in his report to the state fish and game commissioner, showed that 52C hunting licenses were issued during the month of November, breaking all former records In the rumber of licenses Irsued. be in the nature of a rousing son? service to which all ministers and church people are invited to come and bring with them the song books used during the piiiy Sunday revival campaign. The singers will be ac companied on a piano donated to the mission la-t week. Mr. Bird was met by Dr. H. A. Thomson through whose efforts Mel Trotter came. Mrs. Bird will arrive in a few days to assist her husband in the work of uplifting "down and out" men. LODZ IS BURNING AFTER TERRIFIC Sanguinary Conflict in Poland Continues Without Cessation and Manufacturing City is Reported to be in Flames. DESPERATE FIGHTING IN STREETS OF CITY Violence of German Attacks Compel Russians to Abandon Offensive Mount Guns in Church Belfrys. VALPRAISO, Chile, P(v. 7. The llritili steamer Charon bound fnin New York to Pa cific coast iort In South Amcr-i-a, lias been sunk by the icr- inan transport prinz Kitcl lYctl erieh ofT the Chilean coast. News of the sinking of the Chareas, u:w received tot lay from P.ipudo, 15 miles north of hen, where the Changs crew was landed. BERLIN, De?. 7. (Dy Wire less) In addition to taking Lodz, the Germans have gained im portant successes in northern Poland, says an oilicial state ment issued here today. The state ment was an elaboration f tho earlier brief announcement of the capture of ljdz, but gave few details. "Headquarters reports that the (Jermaiis are in possession of Lodz," said the statement. "The Germans have gained important successes in northern ld.md. They have fought great battles with strong Kussian forces around I.odz which town is now in full possession of our forces. "We are unable to gie the de tails of the battb- of o-.vinsr to the extent of the battb field, but the Ilussian losses were un doubtedly great. A'istro-i p rm.i a activities to the southwest of Pietrokow prevented the KiU:;:i!is coming to the i'ssistancf of th threatened llnvoan armies in northern Pobuid. "Headquarters reports that no special reports ? t n v !i n re ports have been re-rl.d from the western theater of war or from the r gion cast of M.i-'.urian. lakes, (East Prussku) PETRor.RAD, Dec. 7. The san guinary conflict in Poland coutinus without cessation. righting g"f.s on night and day, according to advice received here today direct from tho front. A dispatch ironi Wars a v s iya that I)dz. the prosperous manufac turing city about which the hardest fighting ha3 centered for lu days, i burning. The war olliee stat'd today that no decision had b.cn rcaciu-d in the. great straggle in Poland, but said that all the G rmar.s' attacks made on Sunday had been repulsed. it D-ucd the lollowing statement: "There was no speei il ch:i!ige in lh situation in Poland y sterday. l ight ing continued without d i.-ive result. The Russian troops. hov. ev r. re pulsed all attacks made by the Ger man troops." The statement iroheated that the Russians had he n -ompc-lbd to as sume the defensive. It is known that ! the Germans have r. e-;;-d io;:v r-- J inforce ments ;T..i tin- woP-r,. of the . 'attack may l.ae fvie. d the Ru i u.s to abandon tlir offensive- no :::i a. The experts h re d dare. bo ..a v r, that this will be onk t- mporary and tiiat the Riav-ian.s will so:i ;i:ni the offensive. Lodz Is Ruining. The corresporab-r.t of ihe Pourso ' Gazette at Warsaw s-rpls the follow ing dispab-h : j "Lodz has be. n '.li!,'-" ruined by jthe artillery f.iv that has play 1 upon lit for four days ;:hd n'.hts. Many rouses nave ron : i po : ; octroy ed and their oyj; j,-. m.; 1 . ill- d. Pir has been broken ut .at numerous points. Hundreds o civlli-m have J been kill. d. "The ?irt shell ii-.-d ir.to the cby destroyed the - .vtI:-. Ti e g ,s caucht lire and since :h t::ae tk-- f.ames have ,.-, n The only hht it: th city. The inhabitants who remain are in dire- want." The following -!"tai!s have b r. re ceived of the r.ttaek up..?: L dr from 1 the Novre Vrye?!i.. eorr- orab nt at I the front: "The shelling of L...d7. v. hi.-h l ':;in i a week g . grew b :r. b-r a r.d he iv !ier. At its hdgh- hf v.v f..Pir g in all part- f the itv at :iv -minute intervals, f-ett ir.g rn.'i.v tires. S b :i-a was the srr. '.r-e an.l bright th- Mam s by night a l ove th- city thi? i. j a p p a red T. emr-P y d.e.rue.. On We.lne '.ay the G. rrr. ir.s att. m; e-d to drive .uit the Tb;--;.?: de f r. ! ers by form and a '.-rite ! iv.-rd r.:ht raged all al.-ntr th.- l:n- German-. Drr.cn OIT. "The G'-rm a r.s v. r re drive ?i off b:t they had fought with --ah f :ry tint the ivur. Vi-a sojrp Mrr.e in d irt. Lodz has been cut off fr..m th- ut s:d.. vorld for two :? -r.t h . Th- e't v is blasted by hdl ; i r'a-.-j -,r.,l th- re is praet ally n f-' 1 b-ft." The German att.m: ts :.. r. a': through the i:-s;.i! pert h of Ix'dz resulted in b". P f rb.'ir. at Zcgicrz. a httb- rr. iv.uf icturirg town five miles to the . Th re ma chine guns were rv ' ?!o- b. ?- ffi s of chur.-h i' '. ;; !'. th re'.fs ef dwelling--. TrT. ' v. e-.. ,p:g II the streets. H.ir.d-t.-: ;r ! aghtirg raged tlle-re r.i:rht ate' d'.'". ei h sb!." throw ing forward f-e-u Tv. -. -- ef men to rcpl u-e tlue tbit 'a r.' a:t down. So i?-. the !;,.,! UTT'1 :'!!. w ith the dead fr far'. t. e.:ri, the corpe were : ! ;.s brea-twork?. ' H o:.i e..ii i i f . ... .th the pound-in- of shells and lorr.hs .J BflliRDI