LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA.
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night anil W-dn" May ;
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rains; nMcr i:i south to
night. I'Wf:i: MICHIGAN
CIiilv tonlcht and Wed
nesday; probably ltM.nl
sn u . s .
AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR DECEMBER WAS 15,879.
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BRITISH FAVOR ON
LA BASSEE FRONT
French Official Statement Says
Terrific Engagement Ends
With Tide Against Germans
Who Abandon Trenches.
BELGIANS IN FLANDERS
Big Guns Direct Heavy Fire
Against Points of Support
Recently Captured by King
PAKI.S, Fob. 2. The tide of battle
nn the IjaHassec front, in northern
France, has swung in favor of the
Hritish after a terrific encasement.
The olllcial statement issued by the
war ofllco this afternoon stated that
the Germans launched a fierce assault
against tho Urilish lines at Guinehy,
near IalJassce, but the Iiritish rall.ed
and in counter attacks not only re
trained all the ground that they lost
but took some German trenches in
Heavy French artillery is bombard
ing the railway station at Noyon,
where the Germans were carrying out
In "West Flanders German artillery
lias been carrying on a severe can
nonade against Belgian works.
The ctticlal communique follows:
"The day of Feb. 1 was marked by
an increase of the intensity of the ar
tillery duels on both sides.
lt wa-s also noted by a series of
German attacks of 'secondary import
ance which were all repulsed with
heavy losses to tho enemy in propor
tion to the forces engaged.
Artillery is Active1.
"In Belgium the German heavy ar
tillery has shown a great deal of ac
tivity upon tho whole front occupied
by the Belgian troops and especially
against the several points of support
which they (the Belgians) had cap
tured some time ago.
"In the region of tho Yser around
Vpres, very' violent cannonade has
"From the L,ys to tho Somme, a
German regiment attacked an English
post near Guntenehy and succeeded in
throwing back the English but the
British by a series of counter attacks
reoccupieel the ground lost and then
mado some progress, capturing some
af the enemy's trenches.
"Tho action referred to in the com
munique of Feb. 1, 11 p. in., as hav
ing taken place along the road from
r.rthuno to IaBasseo was particulaily
brilliant for our infantry. The num
ber of troops employed by the (Jer
mans in this fighting seems to have
been at least a battalion. The two
opening attacks were checked by our
tire; the first succeeded in entering
one of our trenches but a counter at
tack made immediately with the bay
onet permitted us to repulse the en
emy. Some Germans alone succeeded
in regaining their trenches. All the
others were killed or made prisoners.
"Between the Sommo and the Oise
and along the front of the Aisne no
important event has taken place with
the exception of the German attack
made upon Beaumont-llamel which
was not renewed.
Hombanl Knllroacl Station.
"Our heavy artillerv has bombard
ed the railroad station at Noyem
where the enemf was carrying out his
commissary work. Our guns caused
two explosions, the smoke of which
hung in the' air for more than two
and a half hours.
"In the region -sf IVrthe our meth
odical progress continues. We have
occupied another small forest to the
northwest of this village.
"In tl5e Voevre tho enemy has at
tempted an attack upon the western
corner of the forest of Bouchot. to the
northeast of Troyon. This attack was
"There is nothing new to report on
the front of Eorraine or of the Vos
ges." Fire set by German shells Is sweep
ing the city of Thann. in upper Al
sace. which is now held by the
French, it is reported from Belfort
Artillery duels are again raging all
along the lit e. In the Vosges and in
Alsace Irralne the i gun combats
are going on in a blinding snow stoim.
Engineers Hart Hit.
The German engineers and sappers
attached to the German army of the
Aisne have suffered heavily from the
French cannonade directed toward
now German trenches which were in
the course of construction.
French marines have been sent to
reinforce the Belgian troops in West
Fast of Amiens, near Albert and on
lie I.aBassee canal the German in
fintry attacks against the first l.ne
French nd British field works have
been repulsed and the corpses of
men who fell in the lighting on Fri
day and Saturday still lay upon the
muddy battle field.
ALFALFA WILL BE TOPIC
AT COMMUNITY MEETING
Alfalfa culture from the time of its
ceding to its harvest will be the cen
tral theme of dismssion Wednesday
at the regular session of the Clay and
He.rris township community center.
The meeting will be held at the
Stor school house.
The history of alfalfa, its distribu
tion, adaptability to various soils, fer
tilizing, drainage, seeding, inoculation,
treatment" will bo dieused in Th
rirst part of the program. The second
prirt will be devoted to the various
foo.J propensities it has. the .arletie.i
! CHARITY WORKERS MEET
TO DISCUSS MEANS OF
Representatives of the various as
sociations of the city met Tuesday
forenoon with Township Trustee
Klinger for the purpose of evolving
some plan whereby the charity work
in the county may be carried on with
fewer losses. The meeting lasted
during the entire forenoon and It was
agreed among other things that a
meeting should be held each week so
that the work of each organization
could be compared and checked.
The meeting came as the result of
losses which the various charity or
ganizations have sustained through
the operations of innumerable per
sons who have made it a habit to se
cure clothing and food from various
sources .it the same time. It ha
been found that many families have
second good living by thus imposing
on the good will of the charities. The
plan of the organizations to work to
gether will preclude chances for this
sort of operations.
FACTORY HEADS DENY
Humor That Discharge Will Fol
low Drinking Fails of Con
firmation. Contrary to denials and evasive
answers the rumor persists that the
factories of South Pend have gone on
the trail of John Barleycorn. In fact,
the rumor stage has been outgrown
and Hat statements have been made
by employes of one corporation that
beginning Feb. 1 the edict went forth
that the ban was on liquor. It was
stated by these men that bulletins
had been posted to the effect that if
any man in the employ of that cor
poration were caught going into or
coming out of i saloon he would be
immediately discharged. It was fur
ther stated that the word had been
passed around that similar bulletins
would find themselves in all of the
factories of the city.
A. It. Frskine. tirst vice president
and treasurer of the Studebaker cor
poration ilatly denied that such a
move had been undertaken in the cor
poration he represented. It was from
Studebaker employes that the tirst re
That no such move had been con
templated at the Oliver chilled plow
works was the statement given out
there with the .added comment that
such tactics would not be fair, to
"lire" a man Just because he took a
drink would work more hardship on
the man's family than on him.
At the Stephenson underwear mills
neither denial ncr affirmation would
Ignorance of any such action as re
ported was the gist of the answer
made at the South Bend woolen mills.
B. A. Birdsell, president of the
Birdsell Mfg. Co., said no action as
reported had or would be undertaken
at the wagon plant.
J. Q. Ames, general secretary of the
Y. M. C. A.) who has been one of the
local leaders in the anti-liquor fight,
said that although he had not heard
of anything dcllnlte along the lines
reported, he believed some drastic
steps were under way. "And it's the
only way tho thing can be stamped
out," he said.
Rev. John S. Burns of Trinity Pres
byterian church, who has been promi
nently connected with the anti-liquor
forces, would not commit himself on
the report either way.
WILL PUT ELECTION OP
TO PEOPLE EFFECTED
Ralston Says He Will Follow
Constituents' Desires in
INDIANAPOLIS. Feb. L For tho
iirst time since the resignation of
State en. ,S. P. Fleming of Allen and
Adams counties. (jo. Ralston today
made a direct statement of his in
tention to act In tho matter.
"The law," said the executive,
"says an election shall be called to
choose a state senator in case of a
vacancy such as has been created by
,en. Fleming's resignation. But at
the present time bot-h counties which
were represented by him are being
represented in both houses. From all
Indications the people of these two
counties are unwilling to bear the ex
pense of a special election to choose
another senator to take sen. Flem
ing's place. I will be governed as far
as possible by their desires."
The governor said he implied in
his statement that there would be no
special election unless the people of
these two counties took tho initiative
anil demanded some action. Flem
ing's term will expire with the close
of this session of the legislature. A
successor would be elected at the
next regular election and in this
manner, the governor explained, no
extra expense would be Incurred by
the two c unties.
GIVE LECTURES IN
Cvery oili'-e cf the Wells Fargo Rx
press V. in the Fnited States was
closed to business at 1 o'clock Tues
day afternoon while for a half hour
employes listened to lectures on sub
jects pertaining to the transportation
business. The lecture was delivered
at the ornee in this city by c. n.
Gdarner. route agent from Chicago.
This giving of lectures at the same
hour in the various others is an in
novation which has b en tried only to
a limited extent heretofore. Tueday
the lectures were given at the same
hour in 9.00v) a Rices and were heard
by nearly 2f,00 employes. The pur
pose of the plan is to acquaint the
employes more thoroughly with the
principals of the expres business.
LIQUOR BAN REPORT
Great Battle Develops East of
Lowicz in Poland Where Teu
tons Attempt to Divert En
emy From East Prussia.
PIITRf GRAD, Feb. J. Another
great battle has developed e;ist of
Lowicz in Poland where furious at
tacks and counter attacks have been
in progress for three days. In an
olllcial statement issued today, it was
admitted that, on Sunday the Rus
sians holding the front near llolimow
were driven back from their first line
trenches, but later they regained
some of them.
The German losses are described as
colossal. The forces of Field Marshal
Von llindenburg drove their furious
assaults against the Russian counter
despite . the pounding of the Russian
artillery. The lighting in that region
indicates that the Germans are trying
to launch another drive against War
saw to dicrt the Russians from their
operations in East Prussia. The
"German prisoners report that the
Germans last week lost oer tj.ooo
killed and many prisoners. In the
Carpathians the Russians captured 7S
officers and 4,065 men and took 10
rapid-fire, guns and 10 cannon.
"On Sunday The Germans concen
trated a great force with artillery in
the region of Sochachzew, Borjimow,
ami developed an offensive of great
tenacity which compelled us to retire
to our second line of trenches."
Turn Germans Out of Trenches.
"Counter attacks by the Russians
turned the Germans out of all the
trenches they had occupied, causing
them colossal losses. Simultaneously
with the Borjimow attack the Ger
mans carried out a series of determ
ined assaults along a front from the
village of Gouime to tho hamlet of
Moghelj, these being supported by
heavy artillery lire. We repulsed all!
these attacks partly by artillery and
rile lire and partly by the bayonet.
"Between noon and 2 o'clock Sun
day afternoon the Germans, thanks to
the activity of their artillery against
our trenches, succeeded in carrying a
part of them. At 2 o'clock we began
a general counter attack with the re
sult hat toward evening on Sunday the
enemy retained only a small part of
the advanced trenches and a castle.
Thus the German successes on Sun
day in the vicinity of Borjimow was
insignificant compared with the losses
sustained by them through our tire
and bayonet attacks. According to
our military commanders our artillery
Inflicted immense damage upon the
Germans dispensing great gatherings
of the enemy and reducing to silence
a numberof German batteries. As a
result of this we were able to with
stand the withering tire of the enemy.
"Fighting continued in tho Carpath
ians. "We continue to advance with suc
cess along the Nijnla-Polianka Budo
"After the fighting in the Iapno
Dobrzln front it required GO carriages
to remove the enemy's wounded.
Ixso 0,000 Men.
"German prisoners taken in ,he
Borjimow district say that the Ger
man attacks on this front overi dis
tance of one and one-half kilometers
long', cost the Germans, between Jan.
23 and Jan. 30, over 6,000 killed, be
sides many wounded. In the Car
pathians from Jan. 36 to Jan. lm on
the Ninia-jPolIanka-WysIok front we
captured 7S otlicers and 4, ;." men
and took 10 rapid-lire guns, an 1 four
Appended to the official statement
was the following note:
"The severe encounters on the
Soohaczew-Bolimow front and on the
Rawka and Bzura rivers indicates that
the Germans are making another at
tempt to move on Warsaw. The
fccene of the lighting in this region is
about 30' miles from Warsaw."
TO THE REFORMATORY
Youth N (ilveu Indeterminate Sen
tence for Grand Larceny Com
mon J-iu Decides Question.
John Sosnoski. 23 years old. was
sentenced to serve from one to 14
I years in the reformatorv Tuesdav
i i - . . . .
morning oy juage i-orej. The defend
ant was also lined one dollar and the
fine was suspended. Sosnoski had
been found guilty of robbing the
saloon of A. G. Schultz at New Car
jisle and securing Jewelry and 47.60
in cash. The prosecution was con
ducted by I-jr.iet N5 c.
A sealed verdict was brought in
Monday morning. Tuesday morning
a motion was made by counsel foe
the defendant that the verdict h set
aside on the grounds that the jury
was not present when the verdict was
read. Nye objected to this on the
grounds that it had been agreed that
the jury should disband after coming
to a decision. The objection was sus
tained. The case developed an interesting
point in that there was doubt as to
what should be done with the money
which was claimed both by the de
fendant and the complaining witness.
The contention was made that as
property was involved civil action
would need to be brought. The ques
tion was a rare one arising out of the
circumstance of the alleged stolen
property being found on the accused.
A decision was reached through a
common law decision giving th
judge in such a case the right to en
ter an order directing the sheriff as
to the disposition of the property.
The property in this cas,- was given to
An appeal may be taken by J. B.
WypNzynski. for the defendant, on
the grounds that the only agreement
was that the Jury could disband after
the verdict was read and that tb"
absence of the jury makes the verdict
T t . r 11 . I
From War Zone
Pi:TKOGi:Al. Feb. 2. Sev
enty thousand Turks were killed,
wounded or taken prisoners by
the Russians in the decisive but
tle in the Caucasus, w hich ended
with the route of II river Pasha s
army at Karaurgan and Sary
Kamisch. These ligurcs are given
the Bourse Gazette, one hundred
and sixty thousand residents of
Persia and Turkey have been left
homeless through the devastation
of the country by the Turkish
P. Kit UN i Via Amsterdam, i
Feb. J. Krench aeroplanes have
bombarded Muelhausen and
Relchweiler, in upper Alsace,
doing heavy damage, says a dis
patch to the Berliner Tageblatt
from Strassburg. At Muelhausen
the aviators concentrated their
fire upon the railway station.
Although chased by German air
men the French aviators escaped.
Reichweiler is three miles north
west of Muelhausen.
COPFNHAGFN. Feb. 2.
.Lieut, von Kluck, eldest son of
Gen. von Kluck, commander of
one of the German armies in
Prance, was killed at Middle-
kircke in Belgium, during
bombardment of that port by
British warships, according to in
formation received here today.
Lieut, von Kluck was L'S years old
and was attached to the naval
MAYOR HEARS EVIDENCE
IN A. C. THATCHER CASE
Saloon Iroprietor May Lose License
as Result of Petition Hied by
Chief Kerr Oilicers Testify.
Mayor Keller heard the evidence
Tuesday morning in the case of A. C.
Thatcher, Michigan st. saloon propri
etor, whose license may be, revoked as
a result of a petition to tha effect filed
by Chief of Police Kerr. Patrolman
Cutting and Detectives Diver, Lane and
Shirk testified that the violations had
occurred on Nov. 27. 1114, and that
Thatcher had been lined on that oc
casion. The eomplaints of the petition were
corroborated, it was said by the
mayor, by the officers. It was brought
out that Thatcher had also violated
the state liquor laws in July, i:14.
.lie entered no defense.
Mayor Keller reserved his decision
in tho matter until Wednesday morn
ing. City Atty. Seebirt was not pres
ent. SUES J. H
John 11. Quilhot, vice investigator,
has been sued ir, the superior court
for $ 1.", 00 0 da ma pes by Frank La
Point, cigar manufacturer, 324 N.
Notre Dame av. The plaintiff is rep
resented by Jellison & Jellison. The
charge is that Quilhot misrepresented
himself as a cigar salesman by the
name of John Gillett and through his
operations as a detective put the
plaintiff and his business to ill re
pute. AGED LIVESTOCK DEALER
DIES WHEN HOME BURNS
CHICAGO, Feb. John J. Law
ler, livestock commission merchant at
the stock yards. w;ts in Mercy hospital
today suffering from serious burns as
the result of his attempt to rescue his
father from llames whicli destroyed
the Lawler home last night. Michael
(. Lawler. his father, perished when
the younger man's clothing became
ignited and he fell down the llaming
stairway while carrying his father.
Iawler, senior, was xj years old, and
a pioneer livestock dealer here.
BUREAU REPORT SHOWS
NO DECREASE IN THE
NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED
Figures gathered from the Indiana
free employment oilice show that
there is no diminishing of the number
of unemployed men in the city. Dur
ing the month of January there were
472 men who applied for jobs and of
these there were J0 who were given
places. Th-re wire OTj persons who
made application for men. On the
other hand there were 110 women who
applied for work and of these there
were 4S who were civen work. There
were .".4 persons who wanted women
to work for them.
Asst. Supt. Hess finds through his
work with the unemployed that there
is a willingness to do whatever work
can be found to do but that there is
a great scarcity of odd job' to be
found. It is particularly noticeable
this winter he declares, that men of
business are catting down expenses in
every wav possible in order to tide
over the winter and are doing work
themselves that ordinarily would be
done by the odd-jo' man.
Apparently there are mo.-e men
who are remaining on the farms this
winter than has been tlo case during
any pervious winter. Th" only rea
son that there are more applications
for help than there are places tilled is
the fact that expert help is wanted
whereas the majority of the men out
of employment are the unskilled.
A to the women it appears that an
elderly woman can very easily get
work as there are many applications
for such to act as companions and
housekeepers. Apparently the servant
question is not so burning as in years
l ast for the calls for servants are few.
This is dae somewhat. however, to the
fact that those girls who apply to the
free agency are generally foreign
born and arc unacquainted with the
methods obtaining in homes which
boast of servants.
MRS MILLER'S BILL
01 9-HOUR Oft
Van IMuys Introduces Measure
Drafted by South Bend Wo
man to Relieve Labor Condi
tionsBattle Over Rates.
ANTI "BLACKLIST" BILL
IS ON THIRD READING
Measure Passes Second Read
ing When House Adopts Fa
vorable Report of Committee
Refer Westfall Bill.
IXDIAXAPOIJS, Feb. C Although
the Waltz railroad bill providing for
an increase of one-half cent in pas
senger rates in Indiana, has not been
considered at any meeting of the
house committee on railroads, the in
dividual members of the committee
are being besieged by friends and op
ponents of the measure.
Tlie majority of letters received by
the committee favor the bill. 1
The greatest opposition is being
found in the rural districts, where the
opinion prevails that the railroads al
ready are getting enough revenue for
carrying passengers. Hep. Waltz is
preparing statistics to pit against
statements that the railroads desire
the increase in order to pay dividends
on generously watered stock.
In 32 cities in Indiana civic, organi
gatlons have adopted resolutions in
favor of the bill. Among the cities
are Richmond. Hammond, Clary, Lo
gansport. Indiana Harbor, Whiting.
Crown Point and Laporte. Warsaw,
Hartford City and Madison. Public
meetings arc being planned in prac
tically every city and town in the
state to consider the proposed fare in
crease . The house committee will not
make any report on the bill, although
it is known a majority of the mem
bers favor its passage, until after a
public hearing has been held.
lroonts Nine-Hour Hill.
In the senate this morning. Sen. Van
Xuys offered his promised bill provid
ir j for a nine-hour working day and
50-hour week for women workers In
Indiana. The Van Nuys measure
which wvs drawn by Mrs. w. K.
Miller of the commission appointed
by Gov. Ralston to investigate wom
en's working conditions, provides for
one half holiday a week.
Rep. Rule's abatement bill making
owners of houses used for immoral
purposes guilty of a misdemeanor,
was reported favorably in the house
Minority I,eader Fschbach's meas
ure on the licensing of motor vehicles
making fees payable to the county
treasurer instead to the state was
favorably reported. A favorable re
port also was made on lie p. Ilagerty's
bill providing that a person convicted
six times of drunkenness may be
sentenced to the state penal farm or
the woman's prison.
For the first time during the
present session of the legislature
the liquor question became an
issue today with the introduction
by Sen. Krau of Elkhart of a bill
affecting elections to determine
whether or not cities and towns
shall be wet or dry. The Flkhart
senator's bill would provide that
one petition tiled with the county
commissioners, an election would
be called within 20 to 30 days. It
does not require ar.y certain
number of signatures to the peti
tion, but stipulates that sullicient
money shall be deposited to pay
the costs of the special election.
The measure provides that if
the election goes in favor of the
drj.s all liquor licenses granted
after the tiling of Uie petition
shall be foreclosed and money re
funded for time the licenses are
not available but the holder of
the license is given 10 days in
which to terminate his business.
The bill would not affect the
holders of licenses granted prior
to the filing of the petition, ex
ept that renewals would be con
sidered as new license?.
Agitation following the introduction
of a bill to limit the salary of the
Marion county prosecutor resulted to
dav in the offering of a bill by Sen.
Flkman to make the salary of every
prosecutor $500 a year in addition to
fees to which they are now entitled,
except in judicial districts compris
ing three counties where the salary
shall be $1,5 00 and two counties
Would I'xeinpt Uoiid.
A bill to exempt from taxation
bonds issued by the Y. M. C. A. and
the Y. W. C. A. wa-s offered by Sen.
White. Sen. Lantz introduced a
measure to allow cities of the fourth
and fifth class to levy a tax for the
maintenance of municipal hospitals.
The house today passed the Van
Horn bill providing for the prosecu
tion of all criminal cases except mur
der and treason during court vaca
tions. The vote wa-s 6S to 25. By a
vote of 80 to 11 the house passed the
M.Culloch measure prohibiting the
killing of game birds in Indiana for a
period f six years. The house also
passed the Kinder measure permit
ting the erection of coliseums in cities
of "from r.O.ooo to 0.000 inhabitants.
Adopt l,aora.ble l!eiort.
The house Monday afiernoon adopt
ed the favorable report of committed
on the Kvelo bill, which provides for
employers giving references to em
ployes when the latter leave their ser
vice, and which is aimed to do away
with the "blacklist" among employ
ers. The bill passed second reading.
The Dunmir bill, amended in minor
particulars, which would provide for
the annual licensing of all commis
sion men by the secretary of state,
came out on the Uoor of the house
(.CONTINUED ON PACK 12.)
COURT SENTENCES GIRL
Theresa Iloldizsar Sent to sc hool at
Theressu Koldizsar. 12 years old.
living at 102 S. Kimball st.. was sen
tenced to the Indiana Girls' school at
Clarcmont onday by the juvenile
court. It is said that the girl during
last two years has refused to remain
at home, but has mada it a habit to
run away on occasions and frequent
to her parents, she
il at the Oliver school
has been a pup
where it is said the teachers could tb
nothing with her.
DECLARE A DIVIDEND
A dividend of 1 ::-4 per cent was
declared Tuesdav by the Studebaker
corporation to its stockholders. The
annual session of the directors v.a
held at the South ltend oltices during
the day, the declaring of dividends
being the feature. Routine busimss
was the order of the day announced
A. K. Erskine. iirst vice president and
The dividend declared is payable on
March 1 to all stockholders of rec
ord on Feb. 10. stated Mr. Frskine.
GET 10 PROTESTS
Wilson Gays Conferences With
Diplomats Have Revealed No
Objections to Measure Now
Pending in Congress.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. The ship
purchase 4ill is not doomed to defeat.
Pres't Wilson indicated today. He!
stated that the bill had been the sub-j
ject of various conservations between
the state department and diplomats j
that no protest of any kind had been
made by European nations against j
the prospective purchase of foreign j
ships. The president expressed thej
hope that the progressive republican J
will support' his measure when a few 1
amendments are made to it that arej
not inconsistent with the purpose ol
the bill. He told his callers that
the bill ultimately will be passed.
He made it clear that he was willing
to have the ship purchase measure
amended provided the amendments
did not alter the general purpose of
the bill. He would not commit the
senate democrats as to the amend
ments, however, and said he was not
e xpressing an opinion as to whether
the amendments would be acceptable
en. Kenyon of Iowa, and Norris
of Nebraska, two of the strongest 1
progressive republicans in the senate1. !
conferred with the president and it i
understood that a general course of
action was agreed upon. The presi
dent showed to them that the bill as
it stands meets many of the objee
tions which they hae urged against
e prcsmem noes not mink tnai
any democratic vote will be- iest by
the amendments which hav e ben
proposed. Te the best of his knowl
edge, he? adelcd, few ef the German
ships interned in American harbors'
were' of the tramp type, and indicated j
that the Fnite-d States could build 1
steamers m tne same tpe witnm a
Fnder the ne-w alignment of forces
in tlie senate, the administration
leaders admittol they were outnum
bered lv two vote's anil were be'ate-n
unless they cemld win over sme of
the pregrcss'ivo republican senators
by making concessions in the i'erm j
or amendments to the lull. onse
ejuently the- caucus was calb-d t con
sider the overtures te lie made-.
It is understood that if the admin
istration will strike fre.rn the bill all
reference to leasing and provide for
government ownership and operations
of these1 shins and orohibit theinir-
OVER PROPOSED 1
chase e,f vessels of belligerents n.-wt''d 'ogethe-r by tlie tr.igno-ids and
interned. ens. Plapp. Craw -ford. ,v lh' -', ''! '1- N"t only v.a- tb
Kenvon and NorrU will sunt.ort the' 'bird pb-r. that toward Co- e'ai.adiai.
bill. Thev are listed as prgre-ssive
repuouoans. mi they- four
the line up weuihl staml u to 4" in
favor of th bill provide! all de-mo-
crats as thev hd veste-rdav
AGER CASE CONTINUES.
QUILHOT STILL MISSING.
SUBPENAS ARE UNSERVED
Witnesses for the otfte In the cae
against Crank Ager. r bar gee! y.th
maintaining a house of ill fame, v., re
heard during the e ntire fore ri-en
Tuesd.'V-" n no superior cemrt. J. H.
Quilhv. vice investigator, who has
been ibpenaed by both the state- anI
the defense, did not appear eluring the
feerenoon. It was stated by oiticer
that he was seen to return to his home
on Vistula a v. Momlay night, alb r
having been away all day. It was
said by some that he had h--n in
Jackson. Mich., since Saturday.
The witnesses heard in the Ager
case Tuesday were- members .f th
police force and persons living n ar
the Ager place, who tetind against
the character of the pe-oph freuu- nt
ing the house. Pedicewoman Fvans
. . -.1.
was one who lesuneo against. tne
I tie i
character of girls who hal been sr-n
to enter the house. ,
FIND $1,200 ON BODY
OF DOG ACT OWNER
CHICAGO. T-Vb. : Twelve h :n
dred dollar in curren-y r. nl g il.
found on the body of Frank F.-irn.
owner of a trained elog act. will be
turned over to hi- widow today whec
she arrives from IJoston. The police
found the money when thev e-arri"d
the body to the morgue. The dog--ar1
being kept in the rooming houo
where Durns was taken ill
Span Over St. Croix River From
Vanceboro, me., to McAdam
Junction. N. B is Dynamited
Supposedly to Stop Supplies.
U. S. AUTHORITIES TAKE
SUSPECT IN CUSTODY
Police Say Teuton Officer Has
Admtited Act, Declaring it a
Blow Against the Kaisers
PORTLAND. Mc FeH. A
Cerman otheer named Horn hs
been arrested in c-o:me-tion with
tlie blowing u; f the railway
bridge over the Si. Croix river at
Yanciboro. early lay.
Horn wms arrest"! on Fnited
"'rites soil near anceboro by
State Came Warden tit ore W.
Ross. He was taken to Y.uue
boi o where he wa.3 cami.i d ) v
otlbia!. of Washirgt'n eiuinty.
Acting lost. Atty. Chapman of
Portia J was at onco- notified of
Horn' arrest inel at t.c s. :-..
time iho federal autVorims wcre
apprised of the situation. It H
likely -hat international coir. liga
tions .vill ensue.
Hon., tln prisoner, was asked
wji he bail dynamited the bridge-,
and made answer, aecurdinu to
tlie polh e, that his country wa at
war with Creat P.ritain and Can
ada wa.s a part of the enemy's
country. He stated, according to
the ej'bcers. that he came fimi
New York Saturday and put up
at the- be-st hotel. H- r -turned ti
the hotel, th" poli e .vaid im
mMliately after tho explosion, but
wa out long enough to suffer a
frost-bjtt-n thumb. Apparcntl
he fell in the rive-r. for his cloth
ing had h-en soake-d through and
frozen on him.
The' suspect i beiiiL: held in
close custody, lb told the- author
ities in broken Fn-lish that his
full name-d is W'e-rne-r Van Horn.
It is believed That tlie plot was
hatche d in New York as a .-ketch
f the bridge- toge-ther with a Ccr
man tlau. was found in tlo pris-
e'Il( I'S pocket.
YA. 'i:i:oit .
Me.. Feb. J. The
jste-! brh'go ov-r tin- St. e'roix nver
f,,,m Yam e-:., o
M.iito-. to McAduii
Junction. N. 11., an important link in
the Canaelian Pa ilic railroad o r
which niov ..f tlo- war shipme-nts of
food and hoist s have' b e-u s ni '
St. John. N. 15., wa- lii'iu 11 up hoftl
after 1 oYhn-k tnis morning by e L i llians
r lit riM.iii sympathize-r-. ac
cording to '.lie be die f of the liilw;e
e illicia I .
The flCl'Ttl otl- of the- thtee Mo!).
JUetS whhh SUppol't the- 'uid'-e W.iS
destroye-d by some- hm'l e-dje
with a ei-t on.i t ion whhh r.-k.-d tin
house- in Yar.ee-bot i. sb.att earing th
windows of the railroad M it;oi at;
alarming the residents
tile ".1 nal
ia n side- o' the ri e r.
Til: Me gird'IS e.f The-
spa r.s at th- an.olian ro!
brelge we s'rair.e d enit
Mid of tile- ill idge- e eUIlble-le
vot-yiom 11 i .-;: . 1 th.; t.-o- .-tiai!,:iiu
J the st.-d strui tur- ha damage-,!
I g te a t efe-nt the- standing pb r-v
Ne-ith'-r tlo- M.-.ine- e'e.-itta!
Canadian Pao-ih- railway 1 an
! 1 1
any noetic-- for the- wi'M-;u:,:
br:lg e.the-t than ni,,- :iMir.g
tiie- war. The-i- ha- b--n mi
- uai 1
eif Canadian - 1 1 i-1 - j 1 dutv a
bridge. Pailio.o! t?:-n intimate- that
Germans e r C-i mai! :n;- pat h:z-i
e-17e-d tiie- ..Jej.iiirill.it -v. a stormy
ni-ht at n t;n-- w h-n Jr.w!'..- o-j- tb-
1 bridge- w;i slack, to nt into
t ra lisporl a t .on I ; i - , , r
aeia has be a - n , , , , i .
pfee i-lol.s t j! o pe- fi
) tut oiiteel
n n .it e- i.-
"The br idge- v. .'
Supr. Cr.c.t e.f tl.
i t..i ! .a ti l
who is in dire'-; cbar-e- ;
ni' t he- r.i.nl in h 1 1 ! i t ; i- . :
"The- east rri -h'l t :i
w a s re. ke d by a ! Ml . .
with a time- J.:-e-. pjoiai.ly
bfr- th - i -I-: i . The:,
a g ! r -1 el at v at ; h- i : cl
the day. ;iral night. The- ;.
. t e
. ri ;
: n i .
I .' Tl
v . .
. ---wi-i a.- . a:.a.l:a:. to-
wo.v- ,,n m- , n;e-i c a :i .-co oi r M
iie-r touh! erbtain an. tra- e.f th'--wiio
might hae- b.--n r-"!'cti'.!e-
th epl'eae. p.- h;.:!i w no!
the falling sr:'v.- obht-rate-d a
prints that mi-h ecJi-r-v :-
're-d alu:bl .a runnm-
C .T!Xl'i:J c i.Y 1
A pplie-at ion
1 1 a - ! r e - ; i mail-- t t h "
county cmmi-t'ner b Walter
Si hultz and if, for tl.- jn-:to.n -f
on-j oel ia n f the- p ibi-.e comfort ta-
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