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LARGEST SVVOKN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
flFTERNOOW BEN tim: wnvnnri:. FT7"AT & W K H INI I ANA right v. .irmT. A aiuon I.' )Vi:k .MIi ! i IiJAN- Fo.ul ST."'- tonight . S.iT urd ty :;. .,:;! .-I; ;h'I;. AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR DECEMBER WAS 15,879. READ THE 'WANTS' VOL. XXXII., NO. 29. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1915. PRICE TWO CENTS O V n Jn r m t5u u jl ia u u FRENCH INFANTRY GAINS FOOTHOLD iinm D nm Lurmi ' m Paris Statement Claims Con tinued Successes in Opera tions Against Germans in Belgium. PREPARE STRASSBURG FOR EXPECTED SIEGE Invaders in Alsace-Lorraine Are 25 Miles From Forts But City is Being Made Ready to Withstand an Investment. PA PIS. J. in. 20. Continued sihyc for the French troops in tin ir npcra lions against the Germans is claimed in an oilicial communhiue issued by the French war ol!ico this afternoon. The rrer.eli infantry has gained a foothold on the great sand ilnnc near Nieuport, and a German Hying ma chine hius been destroyed by French artillery. There is a lull in the lighting at Soissons, Craonne and liheims. The nimTtniniiiiK- states that an attaek made by the (ivrmans on the at Fontaine Madame cost the ing .forces dearly. , As a result of the failure 1 'iench th- Germans to gain any great successes in the lighting that culminated on Kmperor William's birthday, the of fensive of the German troops has ap parently slacuened all along tho line. "The oilicial communique follows in full: "The 'jsth of January was marked by loeal actions which were favor able to Us. "In F.elgium in the region of Nieu j.ort, our Infantry gained a foothold in the great dune to which there was a reference in the communi-pie of Jan. 117. A German living machine was destroyed ny our raiuuui. "In the sectoxs of Ypres and :ai. Arras, there were artillery bats, very violent at times, and infantry attacks were .started, these were immediately rolled I. ens. but back by our lire. "In the sectors of Soissons, Craonne and Hheims there is nothing to report. Jietwecn Kheims and the Argonne there were artillery combats of no great intensity. Jt is now known that the- attack repulsed by us at Fontaine .Madame on the night of Jan. 2-2 s rust the Germans dearly. "(u the heights of the Mouse and in the Woevro region the day was t aim. "In the Vn.-es there were artillery 1 oinbats. our guns at many points silenced the lire of the (icrman bat teries ami mitrailleuses. We fox ti lled at all points our position on the around taken on Jan. U7." Strahurg pi-ciiaies For Siege. Proof of the consternation eaused among the Germans by the vigor of the French oltensive in Alsace and J.orraine is shown by the action of the German general staff In putting Strass i , vi r s-r in a state of siege. Although the French army of Invasion is about 2 7 miles from St rassburg and is in no position t. begin even an investixiont if the outer forts defending the city on the west, the preparations for putting the city in a state of siege are uoinir forward rapidly. The families f officers of the garrison ol'dered to leave at out e. have been The in- formation that ien. von lmelow. com mander of the second Cerman army, has been elevated to t- a 1 i -1 i xnar shal. has led to the report that he will be put in chief command of the tier man operations in the western theater of wax. (Ion. von Buelou's army has been operating east o!" Itheims. in that section of the Chanipauro- district where the hostilities hne b n ht and and heavy around I'erihes. Mcsuil ;md Ttcausejour. Iexx. von Buelow is the second Cer man general to be elevated to b- a Held marshal sdnce the- war began, tlu other being (ten. von Hinderiherg. t omxxiander-in-chief in the eastern theater of war. Tho French claim t hat the Ct r jnaxi3 were unable to retain the ground they captured, en the other hand, the Germans claim to have beaten off all tho French counter attacks. They say they are organ'.':' their new posi tions. Kotmcnt AYipvil Out Tho recent fighting near LaDasse-e, it now appear?, ranks with the battle northeast of .Soissvns for fierceness. One Scotch regiment stood its ground until only one man was left. In "West Flanders the Germans are rgaln ttacking the English positions on the Ypres-Menin road with re serves. Farther to the north artillery duels are in progress. The French are violently bombarding the German lines east of Nieuport, Ioxnbartzyde, and St. Georges. A dispatch from St. Oxxot says: "German prison' rs who were taken In tho righting along the IaRusee canal, .cays that the kaiser went among the troops two days before the attack was delivered against the Fnc- I l;h personally t xorting t!i' :n t drive anil llo if necessary to win a decisive i "I attle over the British enemies. ' ONLY 2.000 PEOPLE LEFT IN QUAKE-VISITED CITY HOMK. Jan. 2?. Hopes that com plete and reis 1 reports of casualties In the earthquake would r-duce the arly estimates of loss of lives were dashed today when the mlnistrv of the interior gae out an !!'; c i a 1 census taken : t Aez.:a:io govt. rnint nt agents. This showed that in Avczzano alone $,'220 perished. Out of the total pep ulatlon, (nly about 2.e.M sur vived. Most of the survivors were in. ured and 142 have since died. T INDIANAPOLIS LAWYER HELD FOR PASSING BAD CHECKS IN CHICAGO (IIH'ACO. Jan. I'D. Atty. Frank .Marion K"ss, a member of the bar at Indianapolis, was under arrest at the central station today on a charge of passim? numerous worthless checks. Alone at the Pradley hotel and al most prostrated was his bride of two months. .She was said to be the daughter of a wealthy Indiana widow and because of a desire to keep the know h dge of her marriage to Koss from lo r mother, has be-n living with him at the Bradley hotel under an assumed name. "1 don't know why I did it." said Ilos. ' I must have been a fool. I did not need the money. I had enough. Now I am ruined forever. My wife had no knowledge of this. I hope h r mother or relatives hear nothing of this. "We have been living at the Brad ley as Frank Marion and wife since we were married in YVaukegan two months ago. our reason for this was to keep our marriage a secret from her mother." Some of the places where Ross is said to have obtained money through the valueless checks include the Hamilton club, the Italic hotel. $."0; Vber and Co., the Huh and merchants in Hammond, Whiting and Fast Chicago, Ind. The checks aver aged K0. I loss' home is: said to be in Kent land, Ind. OBREGOM-MISSES III PLO T n Mexico enr General in Command of Car ranza's Troops Reentering Capital Has Narrow Escape Report Villa Wounded. WASHINGTON. Jan. !".. A re port was received at the vhiU; house today from Consul lllii,iaix saying that rumors were current in Mexico City that (Jen. Fran cisco Villa had been wounded. Consul .Silliman said there was no oilicial continuation. VK I i A CKUZ. Jan. 2i. A .spe cial train was made up here today to carry Uen. Carranza and the members of his government back to Mexico City. The climate here has had a bad effect upon the health of the lirst chief of the constitutionalists and he is anxious tg get back to the cap ital immediately. Kmployes of the various gov ernment departments who came here with Cleti. Carranza return ed to the capital last night. MKXIOO CITY, Jan. 2'J Carran zista troops are again in control of this city, which they occupied yester lay afternoon after a sharp skirmish with Zapatista troops in the Feral villo district. As (Jen. Alv:no Obre gon entered the capital at tho head of troops loyal to the constitutionalist "tirst chief," an attempt was made to assassinate him. This reulted in vol leys being llred through the streets by the Cananza troops. Many persons were wounded. Before the Carranza troops opened lire four of Gen. Obregon's men had been killed and a dozen wounded. As (en. Obregon made his trium phal entry Zapatista snipers opened lire upon him and his staff from the cathedral and other buildings neai by. A fusillade met the advancing Car ranza troops as they were passing up the avenue Francisco I. Madero, the principal business thoroughfare of the capital. For a moment there was confusion in the ranks of the advancing Carran zistas. This was immediately enoed by a few sharp orders from Gen. Obregon and then the Carranzlttas opened a return lire while the cavalry charged up the street. Crowtletl Willi Cheering Populace. The thoroughfare was crowded at the time by a cheering populace with whom obregon had become popular on the occasion of his tirst occupation of the capital. These excited spec tators dove for cover in every direc tion as the bullets ricocheted alcng the pavements. Kifle lire was poured upon the "snipers" and they were soon silenced. It Is believed that sev eral were killed, though xxxost of thexn succeeded in making their escape. Without waiting for any formal ccr exxxony, (Jen. Obregon dashod back to the Zocalo and issued rapid orders for the Quelling- of any disorder that might develop. Line' cf his troops were thrown around the business dis trict. The doors of the national pal ace were barricaded and Indian sol diers were dispatched to hunt for "snipers" that might be hidden in the city's building?. Find Snl Ivors' IkxIioh. The bodies of two "snipers" were found about midnight. This increased the total of known dead at that time to six. One of the victims was a Yaqul woman who had been a soldier of Obregon's army for several months. As soon as the situation in the cap ital was vell under control. Gen. Ob regon sent Gen. Gonzales toward the suburbs of San Angelo and Xochl milco to drive away the Zapatistas lin gering in that neighborhood. Then Gen. Obregon Issued the following proclamation: Zapatista Killed. In the lighting occurred at Foral villo before the Oarranzista reached the main city. 100 Zapatistas were killed and wounded. The righting was hot there, the contending soldiers tiring from the shelter of houses. The Zapatistas were finally put to flight, and the way into the business sec tion was cleared. The city is quiet today and it is ex- peeted that business will be in full swing before right. The people here are friendly to Gen. Obregon and he has won a reputation of being a stern disciplinarian. I xx an interview the general said: "I x am in military command here, nothing; xnore. Ten Cajm ego, while (GALLS U. S. NAVY SLOWEST AMONG WORLD POWERS Rep. Gardner Declares Bluech er, Sunk Because She Was Too Slow, Was Faster Than Any American Warship. "WASHINGTON. Jan. 20. "Tile I'nlted States navy is slower than the slowest." The fastest battleship or armored cruiser which the t'nited States has ever owned or owns today, built or building, is slower than the ! slowest of the nine big warships which fought list Sunday in the North sea. The Dluecher which was sunk because she was live knots slower than her companions was faster than any vessel in our navy today, built or building, except the small fry, like destroyers, and scouts." These declarations were made today by Ilep. A. P. Gardner of Massachu setts in a speech in the house on the navy appropriation bill. He submitted to'the house 'what he 'called a "navy catechism." "Three of the live British battle cruisers, the Tiger, the laon and the Princess lioyal," he said. "carried more powerful guns than any which have ever been carried by an Amer i lean ship, except the dreadnaught Texas and the dreadnaught New York. Great Britain has 20 battleships built and building, which carry as powerful guns as the Lion and the Princess Jayal. We have, built and building, just six vessels which carry such powerful guns." Part of the Catechism. Here are some of the points of Hep. Gardner's "catechism": Q What is the general board of the navy? A It is an advisory board com posed of the very ablest officers of the navy. i What do we. do with the general board's advice? A We chuck it in the waste basket, year after year. Q What does the general board advise for a building program this year? A It advises four battleships. 1 destroyers, three fleet submarines, lti coast submarines, four scout cruisers, four gunboats, seven auxiliary cruisers and ?r,000,000 for the air service. Q What aro we going to lo with the general board's advice this year? A We are going to chuck it into the waste-basket as usual. Tlnycom rnitee has more than cut the program in two, except in the matter of sub marines. Q Is the ship building program which the general beard advises sup posed sulllcient to insure our safety against England? A liy no means, it Is supposed to be sulllcient to insure our safety against any nation except Gxeat Britain. How Does Navy Compare. Q Is our navy, ships for ship, as good as foreign navies? A No one knows. The secretary of the navy says so; bu't recently, when an attempt was made to mobil ize the 12 submarines which consti tute the flotilla for the Atlantic coast it found that only one of them could dive. A Against the Mexican fleet, yes; against a formidable enemy, no. Q What do you suggest. IJep. Gardner? A I suggest that we have an in dependent comixilssion to tell the country the facts and advise us what we ought to do. I advise every man in the house and senate to vote for the full program of the general board of the navy, and I advise him to put ills foot down on this untimely cut proposed by the house committee on naval affairs." TRAPPED BY FIRE, LEAPS FROM THIRD FLOOR, KILLED NRWARK. N J.. Jan. 29.One man leaped to his death and a score of employes were injured during a fire which swept through the sice and pickle factory of J. C Gruman Co. here today. The building was in the heart of the factory district and the entire Newark fire department was called. to the scene, rive minutes af ter the blaze started the factory was a raging furnace. The employes became panic strick en. They rushed for the fire escapes. Charles S. Brown, cornered by the fire on the third floor, leaped to the ground and was Instantly killed. Other employes, men and "women, suf fered burns and other injuries as they scrambled down the fire escapes to safety. All but four were able to go to their homes. One of them. Con rad Resmunsen. will probably die. The loss was $40,000. WATCHMAN IS FELLED BY BLOW WITH HEAVY CLUB William Van Dusen, 29 25 W. Sam ple st., watchman at the Taylor and Division sts. croFsIng of the Grand Trunk railroad, was the victim of an assault by an unidentified man Thurs day nlsht. He was dealt a Mow with n heavy club frrm behind, by a per son who entered the door of the watchman's shanty. He was knocked unconscious and the assailant male his escape. The matter was reported to the police. Van Dusen stated that it ixxight have been the work of a number of men in the neighborhood with whom he had had a misunderstanding. in Puebla I received orders to advance toward the capital. I obeyed. There was no fighting until we reached Irolo. 'There we were able to beat Zapatistas without great dimcuity and proceeded to the capital. "We expect to push the campaign against our enemies and hope to thortly begin the taks of recorstruc i.ion. We are here to stay this time." Latest Bulletins From War Zone PFTBOGilAl), Jan. 2'J. Rus sia has notified the government at Teheran that it will be neces sary to invade Persia to wage a campaign against the Turks. A note transmitted to the Persian minister of foreign relations says; "The Kussian government re grets that Persia should become an arena of hostilities, but in view of the Turkish incursion di rected against Pussia that gov ernment is constrained to take cones poll ding measures." COPENHAGEN. Jan. It is reported in Berlin that four German airmen lost their lives in the Zeppelin raid on England. Three aeroplanes escorted the Zeppelins to Yarmouth. One is said to have been brought down by shells from the warships there and another 'capsized, the pilot and observer in both machines being drowned. BERLIN. Jan. Crown Prince William, who has been ill with inllucnza. is improving so rapidly that the crown princess has cancelled plans for a visit to her husband's bedside. CAIRO, Jan. 2t. Rritish sail ors have carried the war into the Tuiks own strongholds by land ing at Alexandriette and destroy ing several miles of the railroad through Syria on which the otto man troops depend for supplies in their campaign against Egypt. They returned to their vessels after accomplishing this feat without a single man being wounded. That some of the Turks invad ing Egypt have already reached the canal Is indicated by news of a skirmish on Wednesday near milestones No. SO and No. SL'. only a few men were engaged. AMSTERDAM. Jan. 29. Prussian casualties up to Jan. 11 had reached the cm rmous total of 088. '.&, according to figures published by the Nieuwe Rotter damsche Courant. It says that those figures are taken from 141 lists of Prussian losses and continues: "This total comprises killed, wounded and missing, the wounded numbering Gir,n5!. Of these about 40 per cent have al readv returned to the front. "To the total of iSS,y6(i will base to be added 140 Bavarian. leT, Saxon. IH Wurttemhergian and 14 naval casualty lists to show the complete losses of the Teutonic a miles.". Battle of Hurtebise on Plateau of Craonne Gives Germans Advantage. P.KHUN. Jan. 20. The Jctory for the emperor on the plateau of Cia onne. north of the river Aisne in France, was won by Saxon troops, ac cording to oilicial dispatches received today from the headquarters of the German army of the center. This en gagexnent is called the battle of Hur tebise by the Genxians. The following description of the eoniliet which last ed front Monday morning of this week until Thursday morning at .' o'clock is compiled from the oilicial dispa t ehes : "The battle developed upon the plateau of Craonne and at ' Hurtebis., which was destroyed by French arlil ler.v. The German trenches ran south and west of Hurtebise. lending to the plateau of Craonne. The French op posite these trenches occupied three lines of tieruhes. of which the foie- rxust contained splendid infantry and artillery positions, supported on the left by strong .art h works axid bomb proof ceverns for reserv s. "After a bombardment the Ger ixian infantry stormed and captured within half an hour all except a part of one l'rench trench ami the cave, w hic h resisted desperately. The ca e was surrounded by machine guns, but finally it surrendered at midnight and we took "00 prisoners. The light to capture the remainder of the French line lasted until Thursday nouning at 5 o'clock when resistance against our assaults was finally broken down. Our victory gave us the three lines of French redoubts of a total of a front al length of 1,500 yards. We took five officers, 1,100 men. eight machine guns, one searchlight, and found a quantity of sapper stores in the cap tured cave. Some 1,500 dead French soldiers, all belonging to the ISth army corps were found. They had fought and defended themselves hero ically. "On our side the Saxon regiments distinguished themselves by the bravery they displayed throughout the engagement and the courageous persistency which led them to con tinue the fight until victory was final ly theirs." MERCURY HITS 8 BELOW. THEN BEGINS TO RISE "Good morning! Some weather isn't it? Wonder how cold it really is? Must be 15 decrees below zero froxxi the way this air cuts." But it wasn't that cold. At f, o'clock Friday morning it was just eltrht de grees below zero. Early Thursday evening the mercury started a decline which was caused by chill weather creeping eastward froxxi the north western part of the country and at 1 o'clock it reached the coldest mark for the month eight decrees below. It remained there until sunrise Fri day morning. At eiirht o'clock it reg istered just zero and was still going up. orficial Weather Observer Henry Swaim stated Friday morning that while the next nicht or so would be quite cold, the mercury would climb through the day. The present cold spell was predicted three days ago. SAXON TBOOPS IN VICTORY FOR EMPEROR Germans Use Musket Butts And Bayonets In Five Fierce Attacks But Are Driven Back PARIS, Jan. 2'J. A cori'espondcnt telegraphing from St. Orner, describes a lo-hour battle on Monday in which the Germans were defeated at terrible lots while trying to outflank and cut off the British forces defending Re thune. in northern France. His dis patch follows: "Having concentrate"! extremely important forces betwten I,a Basket, and Festubert, the Germans attempt ed on Monday to pierce the allies' lines in order to take Bethune. Tho enemy began the attack at 6:30 in the morning, supported by heavy artillery lire from an armored train which ad vanced close enough to Rethune to lire L'e shells into the town. Accord ing to German prisoner? the prepara tions for the attack had been going on for several days. Emperor Wil liam himself watched the arrange ments. For two days before the at tack began the kaiser went among the German troops. The Germans plan was to draw the allies in the di rection of Festubert by i vigorous at tack in that direction while two in fantry regiments made a turning movement by way of the IaBassee Bethune road. However, the plan be THREE M WESTERN American Red Cross Head Says Condition is Worse Than in Belgium Russian Army Ad vances North of Tilsit. P.UI.LETIX. CHICAGO. Jan. '2'J. The Iaily .News has received the following cablegram from a correspotiden: at Rotterdam, Holland: "Three million people are starr ing in western Kussian Poland, according' to Ernest P. Bicknell. national director of the American Ked Cross, and the situation there is worse than in Belgium. He sas that help is bitterly needed and that Germany and Austria guarantee that they will not touch neutral supplies furnished by the Rockefeller foundation or by others. The work of relief will be in charge of a committee headed by Ambassador Uerarl Duke Stefan. The Polish arch bishop appealed to American INdes and Jewish relief societies for help." PHTROGRAD. Jan. 21'. In a great flanking movement against the Ger mans in East Prussia a new Russian army is advancing north of Tilsit. Its operations are meeting with success according to an oilicial statement lure today having cut the railroad line be tween Tilsit and Memel by destroying the station at Pogegen, a few miles north of Tilsit. The war oilice statement tells of other successes against the Austrians and Germans, both in Galicia and Polaxid. The Austrian who forced the Russians to withdraw through the Carpathian passes iiow seem to have met with a severe check. Ku.viuiLs on OttYiiMw. The oilicial statement follows: 'The Russian troops on Monday assumed the offensive north of Tilsit, driving back the German. axid destroy ing the station at Pogegen. Fighting continues in that region. "In the forests north of Pillkallen and Gumbinnen the Russians are suc cessfully advancing ixi some districts, ijuiet prevailed yesterday on the other fronts of East Prussia. The Germans assumed the oltensive iix the region of Daxkehmeii, but this proved fruit less as did another German offensive in the region of Wolashy-Dlownka. "During the last 2 4 hours an ar tillery duel has continued on the west bank of the Vistula (wot of Warsaw) the Russian artillery successfully shelling the enemy. Our artillery silenced several batteries and inflicted great losses upon the Germans in their trenches. "In the region northeast of Dark chmen, near Maigunishen, the Ger mans delivered fruitless attacks, after which they withdrew to their trenches. Fighting on Viftnio. "On the right bank of tho lower Vistula fighting continues. On the left bank of the Vistula, In the region of Borjlmow, Russian troops support ed by engineering parties, yesterday attacked the enemy's forces, repulsing them by means of hand grenades. "In Galicia in the Carpathians from Dukla pass to the railway from StryJ to Munkacs, the fighting on Jan. 26-27 progressed favorably for the Russians especially In the region south west of Dukla where the Kussian troops, advancing by means of an en ergetic attack compelled the enemy to retreat, abandoning ammunition and stores. "In the region of Ciuchowy-Dollna the Russians on Jan. 27 captured one fortified position of the enemy and surrounded another. The number of prisoners has not yet been ascertained. "In ?ome districts on 'his front the enemy tried to resist the Russian of fer.sive, but failed of success every where. "In Bukowina the situation is un changed." ADDRESS STIRS COMPANY TO TAKE 10 MEMBERSHIPS As a result of the stirring address made Thursday noon to the Chamber of Commerce by Harry Wheeler of Ch:caeo it was learned Friday that a certain corporation in the city had premised to take out 10 memberships in the chamber. Sec'y Spaulding ad mitted that the report was true, but refused to divulge the name of the company. QMS T came known. When the Germans sent their infantry forward in close forma tion they received a murderous tiie. being caught between the British ar tillery in front and the I'reneh gui.s on the flank. The kaiser's soldiers were literally mowed down. The German Infantry regiments entrusted with the task of flanking of the allies" advance in the direction of Annequin. were allowed to continue their prog ress for some time but, when within r.i'u yards of the allies lines the French "7 5's" opened lire. Those of tli.' Germans who were unable to es cape were killed or captured. The allies captured two whole coixxpanies. The Germans renewed the attack live times. mce they managed to reach Givcnchy church, around which fierc-hand-to-hand lighting raged, the sol diers clubbing each other with their musket butts or using the bayom t. Five times the bayonet was resorted to and it did deadly work. The plains around Yennelles. Givcnchy and Ouinchy were strewn with Genua xi dead by half past three but the battle went on. The Germans lired on Rethune but no damage was done. LABOR PROBLEM OF GITI SUBJECT OF MEETING TONIGHTl Mayor Keller Calls Together Representatives of Various Organizations to Seek Rem edy For Unemployment. After a methodical investigation into means whereby to alleviate con ditions in South Bend labor circles, Mayor Keller has called a meeting of all persons who are interested in the question at the city hall this evening. What the mayor terms the present crisis in labor conditions will be discussed and practical means for its handling will be suggested by those present. It is expected that the common council, county commissioners, town ship trustee, members of the Fed eration for Social Service and oilicers of the Associated Charities wilj be present. There are a large number of men with families in the city who are unable to secure work and who are no longer able to provide fuel, pro visions and clothing. According to the mayor's viewpoint, the commu nity is under certain obligations to provide employment for its citizens. Present conditions, according to the heads or arlous relief organiza tions In the city, will soon increase the number of unemployed in the city until aid will be impossible. Every possible opening is being filled but still the multitude of position eoekers continues to grow. The capacity of relief organiza tions was; long ago passed, according to heads of employment agencies, and the assertion that instead of de creasing in numbers the army of un employed continues to become larger, is being used as a chief argument for the meeting Friday night. The meeting will be called to order at S o'clock by the mayor. Kvery person in the city who seeks an an swer to the problem which will be under discussion is urged to attend. Kvery suggestion, no matter what its imiort. bearing on the matter at hand, will be given due considera tion. 10 BUYS MORE HOSE Safety Board Appoints George; Chikar to Department at Friday's Meeting. The appointment of George Chikar, 1805 S. Kendall st to a position on the Are department and the filing of a contract with a Chicago concern for 1.200 feet of fire hose were the principal bits of business accomplish ed by the board of public safety at its regular meeting Friday morning. The meeting was somewhat delay ed through the fact that Harry K. Josephson, clerk of the board, was summoned to appear in the case of J. H. Qullhot, "vice detective' In Justice Peak's court. Chief Kerr al so was absent from the meeting for a time for the same reason. The board stated that Byron C. Miller, city sealer, will attend the convention of city sealers to be held in Indianapolis Feb. 9-1 1 Inclusive. The purchase of the fire hose was made through J. A. Hull of this city. The board after its regular meeting went Into secret session in the oflice of Chief Kerr for a discussion of tho appointment of two new patrolmen to take the places made vacant through the resignation of Patrolmen O'Connell and Keller. However, no appointments were announced Friday: morn in?. The board also received an appli cation for the proposed addition to the force of another policewoman. LYNN. Mass. This city has the first wlrless fire alarm. A system just installed at the Highland lire station, will liash the alarm to the city's Hre Louse NAMES HEW F RtlilJ FLEMING RLCM1S REWION IN NOTE TO RALSTON Fort Wayne Senator Asks Gov ernor Not to Consider His Withdrawal on Account of Specif:! Election Expense. HOUSE GETS REPORTS ON PENSION MEASURE Majority of Committee on Ju diciary B Recommends Kill ing Feick Bill to Ail Indigent Mothers. INDIANAr U.1S. Jan. 2?. State Si'ii. Stephen U. Firming has reeon.-bb-r-d his resignation wlib h was hastily or seated to Civ. Italstnn n Wednesday. In a b tt' i- t the C'Vernor Sen. 1'b'ining asked that th. executive not cir.;ider hiy letter of resig nation. I n hi letter to the goernor to day Sen. Fleming said that he was prompted to reconsider his action on account of the unneces sary expense that a special f lec tion ii. Adams county would cause. Coy. Kalton had not decided what action he would take in th Fleming cas. It i- understood that Sen. Fh.miug, if he retains his seat in the senate, will only attend the sessions when hi presence i necessary lo further several bilN in which be is interested. IXPTAXAPnF.is. J. in. L".. T)u hoiis,- today ree'Mved two reports oi the Feiek mother's pension hill. Th" majority of the eominittef on judici ary H. r eojnmi tnled that the bill be killed by indeimitc postponement Oxani.ed labor of the slat.- has take: a decided stand in favor of th measure but charitable institutions of the Mate are opposing it. A majority report favoring Si White'?: drinking cup bill which passed the senate, was piesented t tin hous". The minority r port v.a for killing the measure. Contrary to expectations the hot.1, received no x-eptt tins mormnu froi the health bills providing for the m ployment of health oilicers oxi which a publie hearing was h-!.J lat night One bill for all-time health oilicers l baeked by 1 r. .1. N. Hurtj-'. secretary of th.- state bord of health, and th other for part-time oi.cers is being pushed by In. 11. ). Iiruggenian of 1-' - rt Wayne. - It was predicted today that both houses of the legislature- would pas- the Cleaxy bill prohibiting public olfi cials giving jobs to membt rs of their own families or to relatives of nearer kinship than third cousins. Hut for pa i' 1 ia m en t a i y confusion yesterday xbe hill wouM hue been parsed by the' house und r a suspension of th rubs. Sen. Thornton's bill to cut the sal ary of the Marion county prosecutor to j.iM.Hj w ith $7.roe f.r deputies' hire, caused a livejy discussion in th sen ate today. minority report on the bill xnakintr it effective at one was adopted, to 11. The majont of the committee on iVis wanted the measure made effective two y ars hence. Those- who oppose d the bill u it applies to the present prosecutoi. who is a republican, declared the sm ators were inconsistent in their plan of economy arid that such legislation would hurt the democratic party. OWoill ;-is Now ;ucl. A new gavel made of wood from the tr.e under which the !ir.-t consti tution, of Indiana w .us frame-l and signed, was presented to Lieut. Gu. O'Neill today by Sen. Thornton. Sen. Halloa introduced a me.is ur- to cut the salaries deputy gam- war. lens it provides lor two deputb a to reerlve J'.oie a year and the other deputies ?t;io ;i cir. Pallou in an other bill would pl.t a el'jsed fishing season on fshing in lakes in Indian-i from April If. to June x- and in th rivers from March 1 to June 1. S xi. Clark introduced a introduced a bill xnakixig a of rape punishable by a tine of crirn Jl.'K'U and from two to -1 years' im- prisonn.exxt. In cases where the vic tim is under 12 yearn old, the bill pro vides life imprisonment. fen. Janse offered a bill to compel passenger trains to stop in towns of more than 2,000 population at least four times a day. Ixect Npiritcil light. A spirited fight i promised in the house of representatives early next week on the White bill, which seeks to abolish the public drinking cup This is the bill, which was passed tw years ago and vetoed h,y Gov. Ilalston Sen. Whit' now declares the govern or is in favor of the bill. A rnajorlt of the house committee or. state medicine, health and vital statistic, at a meeting Thursday nU'ht. decide- to recommend the bill to the hous for pa-sage Friday and it will la1 over until second reading fr actio:, by the house. A minority cf th committee, compo.-ed of lie; s Friend and i'ogins. decided to rin in a minority report advocating ir.deiinite pest pon-me;t f.,r ill. The Norma n s rate bill, permuvmg undertakers, after proper disinfection, to delay the burial of pTs..r.s dying of consumption, was decided on for passage by the same c mmitt--. The same condition that threaten on the drinking cup bill v. ill be pre cipitated in the hoU.-e when the Feb mother's per.sion bill como up for second reading. The eommittee on Judiciarv P. Thursday !. rided en divid. d report fr the t 1 i t - ot- mg to kill the r:r.-t bill th. t that F. iek introduce, Will Make Tao Kcjkort. The s.o-.nd bill, which. pro;d mother p n;ons cert.un in- CONTINFFD UN PAGL' TWO.