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VOL. XXXI., NO. 343.
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Fifteen Bills Apportioning
Funds Form Principal Busi
ness on Calendars of Final
Sessio of 63rd Body.
nroinrMT'O Mrocnnr
rnCOIULhl o hlLOonui.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,-
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,
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.
Circulation Dept. .
of justice, JlO.TiT,
9 1 '.:,(.
Total increase
service, $1,0 9m, 7 7
.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
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)
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'
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 '
In West Flanders the British are
which is
Thou rout
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
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
the dav
f he
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-
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.
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
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.
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
Mix-up Over Bail Furnished for
Men Accused of Elec
tion Frauds.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 .
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
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.
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.
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.
.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"
Sanguinary Conflict in Poland
Continues Without Cessation
and Manufacturing City is
Reported to be in Flames.
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
"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
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
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

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