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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
FTEM100K Tin: vi:.thi:k. SOUTH BEK EWSTIMES. IN MAN A nr..i;v fair tonight and Ta : o ; i-Diiii -what w.irnur T . s- LoWRR M !C ilKrAN' Cn--ttled with .news tonight or Tus da ; "':r.f w h it warmer lit eut portion tonight. 1 17 -l u u AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR NOVEMBER WAS 15,998. READ THE 'WANTS' VOL. XXXIL, NO. 4. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 1915. PRICE TWO CENTS RAINS CRIPPLING era moves BUT SHELLS FLY Several Important Points of Support Held by Germans in Argonne Region Have Been Captured by French. THOUSANDS ARE DYING, VICTIMS OF PNEUMONIA Exposure in Trenches During Stormy Weather Brings on Fearful Ravages of Disease and Hospitals Are Filled, PARIS, Jan. 4. Though heavy rains have crippled infantry opera lions between the North sea and the Jise river, artillery duels between the (J'Tinans and allies continue with great violi nco. An official statement issued here this afternoon says that at several points on this front French artillery has silenced that of the Ger mans, while along- the Aisne and in Champagne the French batteries have established their superiority and shell ed the reserve troops of the enemy. Several important points of support held by the Germans in the Argonne region and between the Argonne and the Meuso river have been captured by the French. Jn upper Alsace the French have taken an important height west of Ccrnay, and at Stclnbach, which has been the center of fighting for more than a. week. The French have cap tured that section ol the town around the church and also the cemetery. Iay Was Calm. The olliclal statement was as fol lows: "yrom the sea to the Oise the clay (Sunday) was almost wholly calm. Tno. weather was rainy. There was :i duel of artillery. At some points on the front our heavy artillery silenced the German batteries. "On the Alsne and in Champagne the cannonade was particularly vio lent. Our batteries established their superiority and shelled the reserve of the enemy. "We captured several points of sup port held by the Germans in the re gion of Perthes and of Mesnil-Le-Hurlus; between the Argonne and tho Jvlcuse wo have done the same. On the heights of the Meuse there was. an intermittent cannonade. "An attempt made yesterday by our troops to capture IJourcullles was not successful. "Our progress continues in the of La Fretre, northwest of Pont-A-Mousson. "In upper Alsace we captured an important height to the west of Ccr nay. A counter attack by the enemy was repulsed. "At Stclnbach we have taken pos session of the church quarter of the cemetery." Losses in Hospitals. It Is In the hospitals that the allies are suffering their heaviest losses now. Thousands of British, French and Bel gian soldiers are dying from pneu monia and kindred diseases brought n by exposure in the trenches and the stormy weather, and thousands of others are incapacitated by rheuma tism The cold, wet weather is also working its devastation among wound ed soldiers, many of whom contract fever from the exposure to which they are subjected upon the Held before they can bo transported to first aid stations or the base hospitals. The British base hospitals at Bou logne are tilled to oversowing and the same condition prevails in the base hospitals of the French at Dunkirk and those of the Belgians at Calais. Thousands of sick and wounded Brit ish and Belgian troops are being transported to Kn gland because there is no more room for them in northern Franco. Siekne ss out-rivals the bullets of the Germans as an agency of death in the ranks of the allies. livery hospital train that leaves the front bears its cargo of .sick as well as those suffering from rifle or artil lery wounds. Soldiers in the delirium of fever, to whom the utmost euro would be given under ordinarx cir cumstances, are compelled to ride for many hours and even days, in dark, damp freight cars, with only a pile of mouldy straw for a bed. without water food or medicine. Ofllcial dispatches Indicate that tho French ami Belgians have renewed their efforts to weaken the German grip upon the North sea coast east of Nieuport. and desperate fighting is again in progress among the sand d u ats. Shell lYeucli Line.. Between Albert and Boye. the Ger mans are iolently bombarding the French lines lying east of Amiens, but they have not succeeded iii making my progress there. It is at this- point that the Germans are trying to cut through to the allies' main lines of commuMlcation. Artillery duelling continues the most prominent factor in the light ing". In the northern part of the Ar- genno district, in the forest of. La t Grurie. mar Verdun, on the heights', of the Meuse and in upper Alsace, the German guns are roaring constantly; in a great :fo;-t to check the painful j .regress of tlie French. j The I'rern h haw s-.:ccteded in mass- ; ing a q -amity of artillery in rang;1 of j Altkireh. about oight mil -s southw .-t ( of Mm lhausen and are hoiu! arding that plac-. ! There is fierce tabling around Thann and Ste inbaeh. in upper Alsace, whnc the Germans haw been rc.n- f. reed ailif where they arc delivrmg ,.vcre '"ounter attacks in an effort to iJivIodfie the Fr&neh. Russian Fortresses Will Hold Out, Declares Eye Witness of German Assaults in the East Fortesque Vividly Describes Night Fighting as One of Great Spectacles of War Visit to Front Reveals Heavy Losses Suffered. By Granville Fortosqiio. WARSAW, Jan. 4. I do not believe the Germans will take Warsaw or either of the great fortresses on the Vistula. The Russian army is well entrench ed and protected by up-to-date field works. This war has shown repeated ly that an army well entrenched can withstand even superior numbers making frontal attacks. The battle on the Bzura in the past three weeks again proved this. Now the Russians are in superior numbers. New regiments continue to pour into Warsaw daily, coming from every part of Russia. i have seen the Germans in the past week deliver 12 furious assaults in the vicinity of Sochaczew. All of them were repulsed with heavy losses. The Russians have a great mass of guns along this entire front and their artillery is remarkably well served. But the Russians 'do not take tho offensive against the Germany army as they appear to do successfully against the Austrians. I think the quality of the German fighting material on this front is superb and the soldiers are brilliantly led. It is absolutely untrue, judging from my observations that the Ger mans are filling up their ranks with physically unfit. Mixture of Troops. The report was undoubtedly due to the fact that there is a mixture of troops at many points, the first line regiments being sent back for rest and recuperation and absolutely fresh troops replacing them at time in the liring area. But wherever von llin lenburg needs Prussian guards he al way has them at hand and they are magnificently disciplined regulars who never flincTi. The prisoners taken are usually the inferior, less experi enced fighters. A desperate German attack last night met with success at first, but a counter attack by the Russians forced the German line hack again. Numer ous prisoners and three machine guns fell into Russian hands. The Germans also made a lunge at Gumbino. bringing all their available artillery. Including a few siege pieces, into action. The night fighting is one of tho splendid spectacles of this war. Flash ing batteries, wavering lines of mus ketry and machine gun lire directed by shaded lights make the picture one of magnificent contrasts. Add to this the silver beams of the searchlights that stat) the blackness of the heavens and the rockets that in bursting seem to spatter the sky with quicksilver, to complete the panorama painted in white and gold on a background of black. . I left Warsaw for the front with Joseph Wielowieskl, a Polish gentle man who has organized detachments of flying ambulances with field dress ing stations. In the stream of trans port that runs on forever behind the army it is only now and again the eye picks out features of interest. A Savage Warrior. Near Blonie we met a squadron of cossacks who wear long sheepskin lined coats dyed a brilliant yellow. Put this splash of yellow on a pranc ing Siberian pony, crown him with a shaggv hat the size and shape of a grenadier's bearskin, and you have as savage a warrior as ever confronted the Roman legions. We saw a cart filled with rusty ritles. this is some of the debris of the battlefield being carried back to the works to be fitted again for use. On a path that follows the Kalisch road through all its windings there was a group of German prisoners. I counted a dozen with two officers marching disdainfully in front. Six Russians marched beside them with bayonctted rltles" aslant on their shoulders. We turn out of the sea of mud through which we have been traveling at Blonie. Here my host has estab lished his base station depot winch is crowded "ith crates, bandage linen and boxes of medicine. One room serves :is a hospital. Three wounded are here; one a Rus sian, his head bandaged so that his eves' alone shine, a line in the white linen: two are Germans who lie at full length on stretchers in a far corner of the room. These wounded will go back to Warsaw on the first returning ambulance. Reaving Blonie we continued in the direction of Sochaczew. The country in the rear of the army is dotted with camp fires far over the plain; theso make little spots of red that throw a radiance over the snow. Behind the ceiling of clouds the moon is shining. Through its misty light I can see three battalions of fusilliers lounging up to the front. Lounging is the right word f r the Russian. H is n happv-go-lueky soldier, but you can always depend on him to light, stolid v as he moves. To Believe Men in Trencher These battalions are on the way to re!icve the men now in the trenches. The noise of cannon lire comes in spasmodic booming with flashes like, heat lightning, to show for a few sec onds en the horizon. With mud almost up to the radiator ,.f our motor car we plough along the road, getting nearer and nearer to the tiring. 1 guess we are within four mibs of the roar line of batteries when we turn southwest. Kvery rev olution ot our wheels brings us closer to the liring. We turn west once more and thero spreads before us a giorious battle pic ture. The moonlight through the clouds gives an indulgence just strong enough to shape shadows on the cov ored snow flat white fields which are bounded with a fringe of black woods. At tlie back of these woods are the guns. They tr-teh in a long line as far as the eye can ?e, their irregular positions marked by tongues of red flame and noise like thunder. In the distance where the sky meets the plain are other flashes from the German guns. Some times four flashes. break out in the darkness at once, a sudden light hides the surrounding country for a second when another flare catches your eye at the. very frame of the picture. It is the s.lver light of a bursting rocket that fails in a thousand stars illuminating the fields of snow that sparkle beneath It. Bursting Shrapnel. Another l :",::. appears in the misty sky, a splash of gold; this is bunding shrapnel. Almost in the same spot three more of these bombs of gold anil red light explode, then the long aim of a searchlight shoots across the heavens bringing houses, fences and road into oear outline. Irresolutely it wanders over the plain as if sock ing something it cannot find. At last it drops its shining beam into "a ravine and holds it there. Then tiny flashes that from a dis tance look like suddenly struck matches break out of the darkness; sparks run in a straight line that in dicates the position of trenches; an other line of sparks comes into being at what looks like a span beyond; this must be a battalion advancing on the enemy. Suddenly a ribbon of flames cuts across the shadow and the sharp echoes of a machine gun bite into the night air. One Detail at a Time. The picture is on uch a large -.cale that the eye can hold details only ono at a time. With the fighting at its highest tide the different Hashes fade into each other as far as the eye can reach. The same is true of the sounds. The Russian guns, and the German shells explode with reports that blend. It is impossible to distinguish the different rattle of infantry fire, but it can be marked moving forward or backward. What I make out is that the Russian lines are now in a perfect blaze of sparks. The racket of rilles is so loud that its note takes a higher and strident key that for the moment drowns the barking of the gun. Then as if blown by a sudden breeze the flashes from the rifles die out, but not for long. In a minute where the rifles had blazed there is a hail of ex ploding shells. I trace as well as I can their coming and decide they are from the Russian batteries. This tells its own tale. I learned later the Ger mans took one of the Russian trench es, holding it for some hours. For hours there was little change in the scene. The cold worked through my sheepskin coat until my feet and hands were numb and when my host suggested moving back to the hos pital station at Blonie I followed willingly. "We shall have plenty of wounded tomorrow," was his only comment in thv hospital. lMenty oT Wounded. His words are being already veri fied. A soldier with two gashes made by shrapnel in his thigh and arm, lay oil a stretcher while the nurses ad justed bandages. Other soldiers with slight wounds in hand r foot follow ed the carts that carried the desper ately hurt from the stations from behind the trenches. They were taken there by company stretcher bearers who worked under lire. The wounded have enormous appe tites. Some of them after severe in juries have been dressed will sit and eat steadily for an hour, then they sleep. As they have lived weeks of a life of constant wakefulness, ready for every alarm, when the chance, comes for them to drop into oblivion it is not uncommon for the wounded to sleep 2 4 hours on end. Most of the wounded are incoherent and could give no details of the light ing. The man in the trenches sees little of how the action is going. ZETTE DECIDES TO LIVE IN SOUTH BEND Michigan City Man Recently Acquit ted of .Murder Gets Work Here -Interested in Religion. James F. Zette. recently acquitted of the murder of Allen Picrson at Michigan City, has decided to move to South Bend. It is said that he has secured work here through the ef forts of certain mission workers. Zette and his wife have become deeply Interested in mission work, par ticularly in the services held each week at the jail. These services are held on Sundays. Wednesday and Thursdays under the auspices of mis sion workers. The prisoners have become so interested in religious things that thev hold meetings three times a day under leadership of some of their own number. There are now 10 inmates of the jail under criminal charges and 2 4 under charges of mis demeanors. WANTS LIMITED DIVORCE Mrs. Keams Wants Separate Main talnaiuv From Thomas Kearii. A petition for a limited divorce has been made to the circuit court by Eliz abeth Keams. The petitioner says that she was married to Thomas J. Keams in Ireland .1 years ago. but that she was forced to separate from him in September. 11U0. because for more than a year he had caused con stant strife between them. She says that he owns a farm and so she asks that she be given 5 50 a month for her support and be given a divorce from him for a period of five years. ADVISORY BOARD CHECKS OUT TRUSTEE KRUEGER Township I.ody Hold Annual Meeting ami lrt"paitvi i;uines for Tru- toe-IIelect Klingler. The new Portage township advisory board met Monday morning in annual session for the purpose of cheeking over the business of the trustee's office from which Samuel J. Krueger is re tiring and of which (Jus A. Klingler is taking charge. Members of the r.ew board are I A. Lydick. president: Herbert Ledcrer. secretary; and T. J. Roekhlll. The meeting held Monday was one of the. annual meetings which the law provides shall be held In every township in the state on the same day. RUSSIANS SAYAUSTRiAft' ARMY IS DEMORALIZED While Regiments Surrendering Petrograd Claims Desper ate Sorties at Przemysl. PKTROGRAD, Jan. 4. trian armies in Galicia The Au fl are r.inic- stricken, and whole, reuiments are lav ing down their arms and surrender ing to the Russians. Dispatches from Lemberg state that the resistance of the Austrians as an organized body has completely collapsed and that the troops of the dual monarchy are of fering an effective defensive only at isolated points. The garrison at Przemysl is making daily attempts to smash the iron ring that Russia has made around the stronghold. From tho desperation of these attacks upon the forces besieg ing Przemysl it is larger part ot the of German troops, lost heavily in its believed that the garrison consists The garrison lias latest sorties and it is believed here that soon be compelled to Przemysl will fall. The situation in Poland shows no indication of an immediate break in the deadlock that has developed with the trenches of the Germans and Rus sians only a few yards from each other. The Germans are being steadi ly repulsed in isolated attacks along the Bzura and along the Pilicia. The official Russian reports make no claims of gains for the czar's troops, but claim that their positions are be ing maintained despite attacks by the Germans both by night and by day. Along the Pawka river the conditions have not yet reached those of a siege such as prevail on other portions of the front. Both sides are lighting for the possession of the town of Rawa and the heights upon which it stands. North of the Vistula the situation is developing. n Saturday a small Germa- force crossed the Vistula near Block attempting to effect a junction with the Germans who have advanced toward Mlawa. The Russians at Flock turned back the Germans, however, and the attempt at a junction proved abortive. FIND WOMAN DEAD IN HOUSE WHERE HUSBAND AND FRIENDS HAVE REVEL MATTOON, 111.. Jan. 4. This coun ty was stirred today by the strangest mystery in its history in the death of Mrs. Harold K. Ronalds, wife of a young and prominent physician, "who was found unconscious on the floor of her kitchen while her fiUsband and C. o. "Pure-ell and his wife. Ida Pur cell, were celebrating the advent of the New Year. Pottles of drugs sur rounded the dying woman as thickly as botb'.s of alcoholic lrink encircled the eelehrators, according to the po lice. Also the dying woman's lace and hands were scratched and bruised and her lips were swollen. None of the three others in the house, ac cording to the police, was able to ex plain what had happened to Mrs. Ronalds. Purcell was in jail early today while his wife was held in jail at Charleston, the county seat. Dr. Ronalds was in his home here, with deputy sheriffs and relatives guard ing the doors to keep out all visitors. Today the inquest was adjourned until a coroner took the dead wo man's stomach to Chicago for ex amination. 0. S. NOTE IS EXPECTED Washington Officials Look for Reply From British Dur ing Present Week. WASHINGTON. Jan. 4. An amica ble answer from Kngland before the close of the week to the American note of protest against interference with shipping is expected by Ameri can administration otlicials. It was pointed out today that pre cedents show the arguments used in the American note are based on the attitude taken by Kngland during pre vious wars in which the neutral com merce of Great Rritain was hindered by the warships of belligerents. This, it was stated, practically assures con cessions from the Rritish government in conformity with this practice. There was one discordant note, however, in the harmony idea and that was the statement of the British ambasy that rubber had been shipped from this country, "un der disguise." This was pointed out by diplomats as Indicating a de termination on the part of London foreign office to emphasize alleged at tempts of American exporters to evade contraband regulations, and to press the point strongly in her answer to this government. RKPLY NOT Virr DRAWN. LONDON. Jan. 4. "There is not the remotest question of relinquishing our right (of search) which would militate against the interests of the allies to the advantage of the en emy." The Rritish press association today thus forecasted the answer of the Rritish go eminent to Pres't WiUon's note protesting against interference with American merchant ships by Rritish men-of-war on the high seas. "The reply of the foreign otliee to the American note has not yet been j delivered nor even drawn up." the ! press association continues. "Walter : II. Page, the American ambassador, 'called at the foreign office on Satur , day . afternoon but the visit was r.ot ! prompted by the expectation l a i delivery of a reply at that time. agkd in;sini:T Dins. INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 4. William R. Shimer, a resident of Indianapolis for more than 75 years, is dead at his hime here. lie was born in Zanes ville, O., Dec. is. 1S2 5. i GABLE ANSWER TO Denounces Ex-President Taft as an Enemy of Popular Rule WASHINGTON. I). c.. jan. 4. De claring Former Pres"t Taft's opposi tion to the initiative and referendum is "part and parcel of a nation-wide campaign being conducted by the re actionary interests to block the prog ress of popular government." Sen. Robert L. Owen, of Oklahoma, today attacked the former president in his speech opening the second conference of the National Popular Government league. "Mr. Taft does not trust the peo ple," said Sen. Owen, "and fears the recall as a burnt child dreads the lire. He denounces the initiative, ref erendum and recall, as the complete negation of the. representativ system of government. The exact contrary is the case. It is the complete develop ment of representative government compelling representatives to repre sent the people intad of, for example, the New York, New Haven and Hart ford railroad. If representatives don't pass the laws the people want, the people can initiate and pass them themselves. "It is perfect nonsense to talk about the initiative and referendum LONDON "CHANGE OPEHS. TONE STEADY Large Attendance Marks Re sumption of Stock Deals Ciosed 5 Months by War. LONDON, Jan. 4. Alter a suspen sion or five months, caused- l.y the war, the London Stock Kxch.mirc re opened today for business on a re istruted scale. There war a large at j tendance, and the opening tone was rairly steady, considering the prevailing- conditions. In Rritish finan cial circles the reopening of the ex change at a time when Kngland is in the midst of war was regarded as an indication of the strong financial position of the empire. The most important international shares tho.-e which are normally heavy American and Knglish trading, opened at the following prices: Amalgamated Copper, ,":! J-i. Atchlnson, 5y ;;-S. Canadian Paci:ic, 7-S. I h ie, Cnion Pacific. IIS .".-i. l S. Steel, .10 1-1'. The Rritisli war loan was quoted at 94 D-1C. The governors forbid arbitrage trading, a common practice among Knglish and America n brokers when trading condition are normal. In Lombard M.. the Wall at. of : London, the opinion was expressed that trading would be continued with out further interruption. Compared with New York parity Atchinson and l.'nion Pacific showed losses of 1-2; steel was off H-S; Canadian Pacific and Erie were practically unchanged. There is no change in the London and New York prices of Amalgamated Copper. WILL DEAL IN POPCORN Puritan Corn Popping Co. Ha Re oine Incorporated. Articles of incorporation for The Puritan Corn Popping Co. have been Jiled with the county recorder. The company has an authorized capital stock of no.uOo ami its headquarters will be in South Rend. It will deal in popcorn and peanut confections and in vending machines. The in corporators are John R. Nobjlo, Y. o. Davies. A. W. Fisher, K. J. Lent. Warde L. Mack, (leorge W. Zinky, 1 1 . L Christman. I- K. Faulknor. C. C. Tiedemann and Lewis C. Landon. KILLS SELF WHEN FATHER FAILS TO GIVE HIM. A HOME FOR HIS BRIDE FRANKFORT. Ind.. Jan. 4. John liillis Grove. ll2 years old. sou of a prosperous farme'r of near Cirolevilie, committed suicide' today by leaping from the top of a corn crib with a rope around his neck. His neck was broken. The young man was en gaged to mam- Aliss Mable Foreman. She told the authorities that Grove threatened to end his life when he j left her home early this morning, be ; cause his father had made no pro vision for a place for himself and girl to live after their marriage. BRITAIN ORDERS ENTIRE OUTPUT OF FACTORY - . m CADILLAC, Mich.. Jan. 4. Two big local plants which manufacture products used in making smokeless ! powder have maJe contracts with the i Rritish governme nt by which the lat j ter takes the entire output of the fac tory for two years at a price double the usual figure. The plants are to run night and dar under the con tract. OPERATORS THREATEN TO ENGAGE NON-UNION MEN CLEVELAND, o., Jan. 4. Eastern Ohio coal operators at a meeting- this afternoon discussed the advisability of opening up the mines with non-union ! labor. C. J. Albasin. president of the j sub-district miners" union, says 1,.10m I miners formerly employed by the operators will pay no attention to the threat. BUCHANAN COMPANY GETS 3IG WAR ORDER RCCIIANAN. Mich.. Jan. 4. The Russian-French and English govern ments have placed orders with the Zinc Tad Co. for ino.ooo dozen sheep skin pads, collar caps and ankle boots. The produce w. be "hipped to N"w ! Rrunvick to b made into harness. The operating force of the plant here has been doubled. destroying representative government when investigation shows that over SS per cent of the laws passed in states now having the initiative and referendum are passed by the state legislatures and are not challenged by referendum petitions. The plain truth is Mr. Taft does not believe in the wisdom or the self-governing power of the people. He helices in the rule of the few obtained through the con vention system. He is moed in part in his hostility against these measures by the fact that Theodore Roosevelt and about four million progressive? and a larger number of progressive democrats favor them." Many distinguished advocates of progressive government are in attend ance at the convention. Among them are Professor Rewis J. Johnson of Harvard university. Richard S. Childs of the National Short Ballot associa tion, and Sen. Nonas. Kenyon and Glapp. Judson King, legislative socrc tary. made a report reviewing league during the year. work of including the j It ! attempt to defeat Roger Sullivan for the United States senatorship from Illinois. OFFER HUNDRED GUPS Iii POULTRY EXHIBITS Largest Premium List Ever Prepared is Announced by Local Association. What is cemceded te be the largest prize list ever effered in the history of South Rend poultry shows is that announced Monday for the show to be held here beginning Jan. and continuing until Jan. inclusive. Ap proximately 1 " 0 silver cups in sweep stakes and special prizes will be awarded in addition to hundreds of dedlars' worth of merchandise and cash prizes. The eMips to be awarded range in value from $:h to ..". Special prizes will be awarde-d in the Rarrod Rocks. Ruff Wyandotte, American Rlaok Minorca ami Single Comb Orpingtons. Seven cups will be awarded in the pigeon department. four caps wili be given as special prizes to bantam exhibits. In the pet stuck department cups and cash, prizes will be given champion rabbits ami hares. A feature of the show this year will t be the display to be given unie-r th" auspices of the South Renel "at bio. Three prizes in each clas.sit'u ation will lie awarded, blue, re el and c lbuv rib bons to (h'note the winners. Numer ous medals and cups will also be awarded. All entries in the- poultry depart ment close Jan. 11' and must be in the show loom by '. a. m. on Jan. 1'.'. The entry fee is ."a cents on each specimen. Reus will require 1 in addition. The entry fee on pigeons is 2" cents i'r each spe-cimen and for dogs, cats ami rabbits o cents for each specimtn. Competitors for display prizes must enter la or more' specimens, two males and e ight lemales. Judges of the various departments are as follows: Poultry, Ceoru' II. Northrup and 11. J. Tyrrell: pigeons. F C. Frevrmulh; pet stock. O. C. Eckert: docs. I jr. 1 1. Royd-Sne e; c ats. Mrs. Rose Dykhouse. Directors of the show are expecting entries from all parts of the Cnited States. An imitation has be e-n -.-tended to prominent bird fanciers of the nation. MILITIA TOO. LATE TO PREVENT LYNCHING OF TWO NEGRO PRISONERS MONTGOMERY. Ala.. Jan. 4. De spite' the efforts of Gov. O'Neal, two negroes were taken from the jail at Wetumpka early today and lynched by a mob. The negroes. Eel and Will Smith, we re accus d of complic ity in the murder of R. A. Stillwedl, a fanner of Elmore county. The y wre arrested Saturday and placed in jil at Wotumplia. and a mob forme-d late last night for the avowed purpose of lynching them. Yh"J the- mob at tacked tht jail Gov. 'Neal was al vised by telephom- of the threatening lynching and a, onc e orde re d out the three Montgomery companies of state militia, but they arrfted too late to be ejf any service. FEDERAL GRAND JURY BEGINS INVESTIGATION OF TERRE HAUTE FRAUDS INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 4. Follow ing closely upon the heels of the in vestigation that re-nlted in the arrest; of 114 Terre Haute officials and politi cians, the federal grand jury today began its inquiry into alleged it regu larities in Indianapolis ;a the last election. ince Saturday Deputy Cnited States marshals have .seived subpoenas upon l"j local men de manding their appearance before the grand jury this week. County Auditor Patten was tailed before the grand jury today with all his records of registrations for the election which was held on Nov. 7,. IYderal Dist. Atty. Dailey today said the Terre Haute investigation was nracticallv at an end. The men ar rested on charges of participation in election frauds in T-rr- Haute will! appear before the federal court on J Jan. U. Four Terre Haute- prisoners' were still in Jail bre today. FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY SWALLOWS POISON, DIES UT nmtlVP.TnV Tr Tin i r- rangements -were mad today te take . the body of . Ixmis Kerlin, l"-yrar-oId suicide, to the home of his parents in West Infayettf. The lad came heri to call on Alice Campbell, 1." years old, I with whom he had been correspond-! ing. He swallowed strychnine in his room In a local hotel. lie left no note explaining the cause for H' act. i i WOULD GARRiSON Representative Assails House Military Committee, Declar ing it Has Checked Move to Reveal "Preparedness' SAYS AMMUNITION AND ORDNANCE IS LACKING Declares 634- Modern Field Guns, Army's Total Equip ment, Are Only Enough for a Force of 127,000 Men. WASHINGTON. Jan. t. "Our whole tie Id aimy. militia, regulars and all would ju-t aheuit tariis"U Pari-v You have- shunned a. real inquiry into the eemditbui f cur urn. v. Whit have ui chu t . xvl.ai have ou in vestigated ." Rep. August P. Gardner of M.i.ca chuse' is i ? a thi ta'iion todav com plained to the house military -ommif-tee that the- administration had checked his re-.dution for an inquiry into the pre j'arcciiu ss of the Cnited States for war. Turning bis verbal shrapnel upem the "small arm." Mr. Gardner continued : -There are L".:b'". re gu! tr Cmu d States soldiers available f.r a Jie-hl armv. averli:ig to See'y ef War Gar rison. If all of tlu m v.-eie ordere ,! inte trenches they could man a single line about 14 mil-s Ling. There are ICbOsT militiamen or national guardsmen in the Cnited Slates ami there are- just Hi men in the Cnited States reser f. In other word-, until a new armv. o.uld 1 i-gani.etl. drill ed and equipped we- have ju-t m.-tD'j men to summon tn take the la id. If every one d" them answered the summons they c an man a siir-'L lit ed trenches about .." mibs Ln, jusi about t w o-thirds the- . ircumfei e in e- of Gre ate r Ne w York ;V- the a ay. llao Onl ;:. I 1'ielel .un. We bav- in our po-ession only ;:;4 eoniph-ied mou rn aid guns and howitzers altogether. '1 hut is ! ko. we- own a little ever halt' tlie gun Which Russia hail at the battle ..f Mukden. Yet any ordinary engage ment of this Eiirope-an war makes the battle- of Mukden look like a p-ac. confelence. "Gen. W'ot hersp on. b i !"- d"-s t a 1 e.f the- Cniteil States army, tell- t; his re.ent report that Euiopt.,!. armies a-rage more than !io Zulu guns for each l.u0 men. o our t'.ill guns would only e-'ioi',' : modst lit tle army of l-'T'.'ioo. To be s ire, we have a pf iropria t -d lor more guns but the-v are not roadv. ;Gen. Wood tells i!S titt -' ' rounds of ammunition a day.i- a fair rxpe-mliture for a uun under battle conditions, so yon see that our 4 guns c.'iii ne t July be provided with )il about four days' ammunition apie ce-, if Sec'v Cai li.-'iMi's hopes are fulfilled. "Some weeks ao MaJ. Gen. Woth orsj'oon. chi'f-'f-staff. wrote to the sejetary of war. inlortning him that for the full equipment of an army of seo.dOi) men in case of war we are shoit 4 o (, 'J oo.oo rounds of ii:'e am munition and 1 1 . 0 0 .'. rounds of artillery ammunition. f f'Uitse, you gentlemen with your ideas will laugh to seorn the idea that we might pos sibly ne.ctl 5eu,(t('iu men in fax of war. "Yet Pres't Wilson iutim ate-s that this committee can be truste-d to make an adequate in e.-tication. Complain- of MnIc. "You summoned Gen. Crezi'-r. wJ.o has been "hie f of the ordnafac de partment for 1'- ye ars and o i ex tracted from him the- a d mi-- r. that his own Witil. a most commend able. You dil not dr!e home- th lue-tion whi-ii 1 would hae- driven home- If I had not been muzzb d. ""Why did hot ou follow up the question of heavy i 1.1 guns w h n yiai bad Gen. Crozb r en the Maud'.' Why didn't- ou ask him to point out whv Germany uses 11 -hu h gum-: to ' i t r trenche -s if the- three-inch gun- to scatter shrapnel are all that is need ed? You know. Mr. h lirman. that the bigt: st movable --'uri in the Cnite l Stat s army is a six-ine h b.owjtz. r and w-e have only M of thru." Rep Gardner engage. 1 m ---ra colloquies with committee in.-in'.'-t v a cusing the e-ommlttee- of Ta t bring ing out the "v. 1;..L- truth about tie armv." "To think that v.a.i ear. -upp? a:, in', est iv-'ati'-n of the -ubu- t e.f nation al eiefer.se is felly." G. r-lt r said. Gardner wa- c-:." ;:illv a u -u ! ' cause the committee hid r fu-e-j question Maj. G ;:. Wotie r; u 'hairma n I lay retcrt'-d that tie ...u rnite was we II aq"t : 'a Woiher.-poon's i'-.v-. luirinu a ;u v v u a IP p. A -thony, Gar.lr.e-r sfte d it "..:.! t ell.UU e a feW !l0!,'h ago Wet.M ..t . sugg-es'e-1 that ..II I; ;r. ; - w ';! ! at war." The Pe-oph' Pa . When Gar. Ira r .!--l t. . ! -hat tk- military committee v ,..-,! :.;,;,r-,.. priate nare that: i- cuad :.r i;; tVa e-timat'S submitted I ; .'; -. r de partment. Rep. t o;in of M: t hotly revolted. "We ought to go - . . v T mates. The working ..p!e .., to pay for all thi- Uaa.:: f-. '.'.-'.:)-. " That's- w hat thi-.k. ' . ; !u -answere d, "but it w:ii . ... C.e ing l " a r. at b a I u- a this country ge into lO.MIT.Ils TO SPI1AK INWANAPoLIS. J,- Compers, pre v; b ,,; the .'-;. rt Federation of Labor, nrviw- i here t, day o nddre-s a IC- r rat-th in Tomlinson ha!!. He will di. v.. -the Clayton bill, whirh i ;.-'rn!;nu j . cun?re?i PARIS." GARDMEP