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Tonight and Thursday fair.
Cooler south port loti
German Airman Execute Long Promised Dash Over Enemy’s
Country. Inhabitants of Many Towns are Terror Stricken.
Homes are Shattered by Dropping of Missiles. Airship
Fleet Circles Back Without Molestation.
A German airship raid on English east coast towns last night result
ed in four or five deaths, the injury of several persons and considerable
damage to property. So fur as is known the Germans who performed this
spectacular feat escaped unscathed. Earlier reports that one Zeppelin
was brought down have not been borne out. it lias not yet been estab
lished wether airships or Zeppelins were employed by the raiders.
An official Russian statement today describes a series of actions
along the Vistula northwest of Warsaw during January 17 and IS, In
three of the engagements, it is said, the Russians won the advantage, sil
encing German batteries and on another occasion repulsing an attack
with heavy h - to the Germans.
Two victories over the British forces operating near the head of the
Persian gull arc claimed by the Turkish war office in a statement issued
at Constantinople. It is asserted that the Hritish attempted a surprise at
tack on the Turks but were repulsed witli a loss of 100 kilted and wound
ad. In a cavalry engagement near the junction of tlie* Tigris and Ka
li brutes rivers the Hritish are reported to have withdrawn after heavy
in Alsace, where the allies were making progress until checked re
cently bv tlio arrival of German reinforcements they now apparently are
pn the defensive. The official statement from Berlin today says that the
Germans have captured the town of Airzstrn, north of Sennheim.
A further advance in the Argon no also is reported, but ibis is disput
ed in the French statement which a sms that the allies, although com
pelled temporarily to evacuate certain positions, later re-captured
them. Elsewhere along tlie western front only minor actions, principal
ly artillery engagements, occurred yesterday.
London. .lan. 20.—German airmen
delivered their long projected attack
on England last night. From a base
presumably in Germany they flew
over the North Sea to the eastern
roast ot England, where for nearly
four hours —from S:2u p. m. until
about midnight- they circled over a
group of some six English towns,
only a. little more than 100 miles
frtnirLondon. aj.pureixi-t} dropping
bombs at will. So Tar as lias been
learned today four or five person*
were killed by these missiles and
about as many more were wounded.
Whether these airships were Zeppe
lin dirigibls or airships has not yet
definitely been established. There
is in> reusing belief in London tills
morning that possibly only airships
took part in the attack. There had
been no news -o far today to con
firm the current report last night
that a Zeppelin had been brought
dewn on the English coast. On the j
contrary It now appears as though all
the German raiders have returned
whence they came.
The most Important towns over
which the German airmen appeared
Petrograd. Jan. 20.—Along a f.O
mile front front Ciechanow. to the;
south of Mlawa. to Dobrzyn. on the
Vistula, twelve miles below Plock
the Germans are on the defensive!
against the Russian advance towards •
East Prussia. Paring the last three
days heavy artillery engagements
have occurred at various points along
tbis line.
Meanwhile the struggle is in pro
gress for possession of the lett bank
of the Vistula, from its junction with
the Rzurn at NViszorod. westward to
Dobryzn, approximately *ls miles.
O’ossession by the Russians of \N isz
gorod and their footirjg on the left
bank of the Bzura in that vicinity,
affords them a base for their opera
tions against the Germans, who ar°
in force to the west of that position,
and effectually prevents a movement
upon Nowogeorgiewsk, which has
been the German objective in the ad
vance toward Warsaw from the
In endeavoring to retake trenches
captured by the Russians immediate
ly west of Wiszgorod the Germans
nre reported to have lost 900 men.
Southward in the vicinity of Tar
now. Galicia, the Austrians have em
ployed for the first time the famous.
German 42-ccntimoter guns :n an ef
fort to dislodge the Russians trom
their positions along the Dunajec
river. According to reports here,
they have hern unsuccessful, having
been forced to retreat to thell •
r''hrthwest, leaving the Russian po
sitions intact. Russian army officers
are of the opinion that the heavy
German gun* a" lm ledlpient
rather than an aid to the Austrians,
on account of the bad roads and the
long distance it is necessary to
transport the guns.
Only Afternoon Full Leased Wire Associated Press Paper in Southern Colorado
were Sandringham, Yarmouth. Slier
ringliam, Hunstanton. Cromer, Dos
ringham, ({enchant a I King Lynn.
King George A’ml icft Sandringham
only a few before the raiders
visited it.
Most of the damage appears to
have been inflicted upon private
bouses and shops; few public build
ings or docks seera to have been in
jured. The raiding airmen showed
excellent ability to allot their vessels
ns well as goon marksmanship.
Berlin t via London), —The Ger
man war otfice this afternoon gave
out an official announcement read
ing as follows:
In the western arena of the war,
the territory between the seacoaM
and tin- Lys saw yesterday nothing
more than artillery exchanges. At
Notre Pame D Lorrette, northwest of
Arras, a trench 200 yards long was
taken from the enemy. More two
machine guns were captured as well
as a few prisoners.
• in the Argonno our troops occu
pied a few trenches. In one place
the ground gained by us during the
last few days amounts to 500 yards.
• In the forest north of Sennheim
. (Ccrnay)—in Alsace, our attack
made good progress. Airstein was
taken by us and we also captured two
;officers and forty men of the Alpine
“In the eastern arena of the war
lhe situation shows no change.”
Purl -, Jan. 20.—The French war
office this afternoon gave out an of
ficial report in part us follows:
"From the sea to the Somme, in
the region of Xieuport. there was
; yesterday a fairly spirited artillery
; engagement In the course of which
the enemy endeavored in vain to de
stroy our bridge at the mouth of the
Yscr. In the meantime we were suc
cessful in demolishing a portion of
bis defenses at this point.
•In the sector of Ypres and near
Lens there were yesterday artillery
exchanges of varying intensity.
"From the Somme to the Argonno
there has been nothing to report, nor
has there been any activity in the
! sector of Soissons or in the vicinity
of Craonne. or near Rheinis.
•In the Argonno. in the forest of
(fontIn•••*«! on p»*r -•>
Frank Case to be Heard
by the Supreme Court
lAtfV'ia, Ga.. Jan. 20.—Counsel for
Leo M. Frank and the state of Geor
gia announced today that the su
premo court would be asked to bear
Frank's appeal in his habeas corpus
proceedings during the week of Feb
ruary 22.
Mrs. .7. W. Coleman, mother of
Mary pliagan. filed stilt against the
National Pencil company today, ask
ing fu in ages of SIO,OOO. The com
plaint charges the girl was killed by
Frank, who was superintendent of
the company's factory, and by James
Conley, a negro sweeper, now serv
ing a year’s sentence upon conviction
as an accessory aftsr the fact in con
nection with the murder.
Washington, Jan. 20.—Represen
tatives of the owners ot the steamer
Dacia, now loading cotton at Port
Arthur, Texas, for Rotterdam or
Bremen, have informed the state de
partment. that as soon as loaded the
steamer will proceed on her voyage, l
regardless of the decision of the
British government to seize her.
The department bus no present in
tention of taking further action in
the case. If the Dacia proceeds and
i sseizod and brought before a prize
court it is probable that the depart
ment will instruct the American
ambassador in London to have the
Fnited States government Regally
represented before the court.
Galveston. Texas, Jan. 20. Offic
ers of tin* steamer Dacia today await
ed sailing orders. The Dacia's cargo j
will be completed late today. Belief ;
is growing that the Dacia will at- (
tempt to reach Norfolk without in- |
tcrl'erenco by keeping wiiliin run- :
ning distance of the in roe mile lim
it. It i« rumored that Hritish war
ships are waiting in tin* Gu'.i and
watching the Florida straights for
* lie* Dacia.
Chicago. Jail. "n. - Charles Ledow
sky, president of the Fox River Dis
tilling company of Chicago whose
name lias been mentioned in connec
tion with alleged forged warehouse
receipts of R. E. Wathen & Co. of
Louisville, committed suicide by
shooting on ti train entering Chicago
today. An involuntary petition in
bankruptcy was filed against his:
company last month charging assets
Of $20,000 against liabilities of near
ly $:iot»,«ioo
Sidney Stein, an attorney repre
sent ing Lnclowsky's creditors stated
that Ledowsky had confessed to him
that he had forged warehouse re
ceipts for whiskey valued at $250,-
000 or $:i00,000 ad disposed of them
through hunks which he victimized.
Jn the confession which Stein made
public Ledowsky speaks of forgeries
on R. E. Wathen Ac Co., distillers of
Louisville, and names a business man
of Chicago as being the only persons
besides himself who knew that the
securities were fraudulent.
U'< nllnnril «»»» HHITI- 7.1
Sopris Miner Wins Judgment For
Benefits Against Secret Orders that
Expelled Him for Refusing to Strike
Evidence Discloses Nefarious Methods of United Mine Workers and
Turns Light on Conduct of Rednecks Who Violated Laws of
Society to Deprive Working Men ot Their Rights. Orders
Disrupted by Conflict of Factions
Yesterday afternoon in the district
court a Jury after being, out but 15
minutes returned a verdict granting
to Catarino Basso, a coal miner of
Sopris, judgment in tin* sum of S7O
and interest the full amount of a
claim for benefits against the "Silvlo-
Pellieo,'' u secret fraternal organi/.a
lion at Sopris. By agreement this ;
verdict applied also for the recovery
oft he same sum with interest against
the ''Fratellanza,' another secret
These civil cases were echoes of
♦ lie Colorado coal strike. The verdict
was in itself a rebuke to the nefari
ous methods of the Fnited Mine
Workers of America and * lie evidence
j.t the trial established clearly that
l asso had been made tin* victim of
unlawful practices within tiie secret
orders of which he was a member,
bill from which he was arbitrarily
expelled while in good standing be
cause be preferred to work and sup
port bis family rather than respond
to the call of the strike. Every penny l
that Basso claimed was due him un
der tiie constitution and by-laws of
the orders was allowed him in the
verdict of the jury.
'(lie disclosures of this trial so
clearly brought forth by the skillful!
| questioning of Attorney .1. J. Boyle
for the plaintiff, emphasized that
even fraternal organizations dedi
cated to the benefit of, its members
who baud together in fellowship have
Mine Workers
Plead Guilty,
Are Sentenced
Wellknown Union Leaders of
Arkansas to Go to
Fort Smith, Ark.. Jan. 20.—Seven >
' def endants in the Prarie Creek coal
mine conspiracy cases pleaded guilty ,
when they appeared for trial in the
lederal court here today. Among |
those who entered the plea were Pe
ter K. Stewart of McAllister, former
president of the United Mine Work-.
crs of America. District 21. and Fred
W. Holt. McAllister, former secretary
of the district union.
The others who pleaded guilty,
were James B. McNamara, former
member of the city council at Hart
ford. Aik.; James Slankard, a former
constable of Hartford township, and
Clint Burris. Sandy Robinson and
John Manick. miners. All of the men
weie charged with conspiracy against
the government. They will be sen
tenced this afternoon.
The government entered nolle
. presses in tli** cases .of \V. \V. Rob
erts. former manager of a telephone
I company ai Mansfield, Ark, and it
! other defendants. The ease of John |
| Bdwards, a merchant of Hartford.
Ark., was left on the docket without ■
| action by the court.
The action of the seven defendants!
who entered pleas of guilty and that .
. of the government came as a sur
. prise. Three hundred witnesses had
been summoned and it was expected
the trial would last several weeks. j
Today's action probably brings to '
; mi end the trouble in the Prairie |
• Creek mining district. It began last
April when the Macho-Deninan Coal!
! company endeavored t«> operate itsi*
1 No. t mine on an “open shop” basis. •'
' a crowd of miners and some sympa- j [
j thi/.ers on that date, after holding;
: a mass meeting marched to the mine. '
■ assaulted tlie guards, drove off the.
non-union employes and pulled the'
i fii’** from h'T’M?**!: *! ‘ ■ r*te.rr.
Tito company then secured an in
junction before Federal Judge You
mans prohil>iling interference with •
the mine’s operations. Later the ■
• court appointed Franklin Mnche re- •
■ reiver for tlie company.
In the trouble that ensued three; 1
of tlie company’s furnace plants were j<
destroyed. A mine near Hartford '
w;\ partly wrecked and a coni plant j*
at Arkoal was demolished. On July
IT. a battle of several hours was
fought at No. t mine. Prairie Creek,
H unllnin-il on !»»>»«• l».»
not been free from the unholy influ-J
dice of that outlaw union. A hard
working miner who refused to be
come u party to insurrection in an
agitators war upon an industry,
whilst, paying bis dues and living up
to all the laws of the fraternity was,
! expelled, deprived of benefits justly ;
; due him when lie was injured.
Catarino Basso was a member of
the Silvio Pellico and the “Fratel
lanza." incorporated fraternal orders. ;
Prior to the strike these orders were
conducted in the interests of their
membership, but when the strike was
i called the orders were threatened |
with disruption, owing to a division
.of sentiment in regard to the Indus-1
trial controversy.
Many members of these orders con-)
tinned al work and refused to re-;
* spoild to the strike call. They con-J
tinned to work and earn beard fori
their families rather than accept of j
the cliaritv pTltanc*- doled out by the l
i The other and £)orc radical ele-1
nient protested. The working inin-|
■ ers were condemned, some of them J
were threatened with violence, Tliei
war within tiie order • itself com
menced and was waged with bit lev
in ess by the radicals.
Shortly after the calling of the!
• strike a special meeting was livid by
both the Silvio-Pellico and the Fra
tellanzn. contrary to the constitution
and by-laws. "Men who disobeyed t
|i Roosevelt, N. J., Jan. 20.—-Mayor
1 Joseph A. Hermann announced today
that warrants had been issued for
the arrest of 22 deputy sheriff’s in
! volved in the shooting yesterday of
19 striking laborers at tin* I.iehig
plant of the American Agricultural
! Chemical company. They will he
j charged with manslaughter, he said.
I Mayor Hermann declared that, he
was going to force the settlement of
! the trouble between the strikers and
| their employers to an issue, lie said
he had been asked by a committee of
! strlkres to interfere with their em
, ployers for an adjustment of their
.differences thru arbitration.
"I had 130 of Ihe strikers searched
for arms directly after tiie shooting,"
he declared, "and not a single wciip-
J on was found on any one ot' them."
The federal commission on indus
trial relations now holding hearings
J in New York City began today an
| inquiry into the shooting here yes
terday of 19 striking laborers by
|<t\uity sheriffs guarding the Liebig
! ehemicnl plant of the American Agri
cultural Chemiccal company. One
iof the wounded strikers died last
night and several others are in a
critical condition.
Acting upon telegraphic orders
' from Frank P. Walsh of tiie commis
sion, Patrick F. Gill, an investigator,
; reached here today from Wash ing
! ton and began to examine witnesses.
Boise, Idaho, Jan. 20. Au auti
nlicn land ownership hill was passed
• by tlx* bouse <>f (lie Idaho legislature
Rome, Jun. 20.—The num
ber of injured persons who
have been brought to Rome
from tin.* region visited bv
the earthquake lias reached
10.000. Temporary hospitals
have been established in
schools and barracks.
King Victor Emmanuel,
who has been traveling thru
tiie stricken region, visited
Pescina today. lie made u
thorough inspection of the
ruins and directed the work
of rescue and tlie construc
tion of temporary shelters for
the orders of the United Mine Work
ers were expelled. The conservatives
and the rednecks in the order were
apparently pretty evenly represented,
but arbitrarily tiie radicals succeed
ed In putting over this program of
injustice against the members of the
other faction.
On March 2. Basso while working
at the mine at Sopris, *in handling a
pit car and a most unruly inule. was
thrown off and sustained a broken
leg.Heing prior to bis expulsion from
the orders a member in good stand
ing be was entitled to benulits for
injuries. He was laid up 10 weeks
which at $7 a week aggregated S7O.
Being tints deprived of that which
the constitution and by-laws specifi
cally stated lie was entitled to, a suit
was brought to determine his rights
in the district court. Basso became
the plaintiff against the Silvio-Pel
l!co and Fratellanza to recover S7O
in benefits from each order together
with from March 2. ■which
claim was allowed In full by the jury
The trial of the case developer! a
spirited legal battle between Attor
neys Boyle for the plaintiff and O.
If. Dasher for the defense. The basis
of the contention of Basso's counsel
was that his client had been ex
pelled from the orders without due
process of law or equity and contrary
Inncil on pair* It.)
Jacob Schiff, Noted Banker, Suggests Way by Which Labor
Disputes May be Prevented. Holds Unrest of Workers
Steadily Decreasing in Country. Scores Untermeyer
Now York, .lan. 20. --Tin* govern
luont could conduct einployiiionl of-:
flees bringing together Hu* worker,
ait «i tlie employment better than any
other agency, in tlie opinion of Jacob
li. Sell iff, set forth in li is testimony .
today at the resumption of the fed
eral industrial relations commission
in tile causes of social unrest. Mr.
Sohieff is a member of the hanking
firm of Kolm, f.oeb Co., and repre
s|ntative in tliis country of the.
Barons Dellirscli foundation.
Me said he possessed no in forma
Denver, Colo., Jan. 20.- The legis
lature marked time during the early .
hours of its session today await lug
for action by the senate on the short
appropriation Dill. This measure to
provide for the running expenses ol
the state for December. January,
F.diruaiy, ami Mu re 1 1 was exported
ti* come tip for third reading.
A bill introduced by Senator l£l
liott would regulate the property
rights of married persons.
Senator Peterson offered a bill
hating a $20,000 appropriation for
the state fair at Pueblo for IJHS-IG,
and another bill for a continuing ap
propriation of tiie fair, in tiie bouse
the first constitutional amoudnie**?
providing for election ol members of
•.lie state public utilities was intro
j(bleed by Itepresentative White of
Teller < 'ounty.
'Arrangements were being com
pleted today bv state officials and
legislature for the entertainment, of
Gov. John It. Kendrick and members I
of the Wyoming General Assembly. l
who will be their guests tomorrow,
i {The Wyoming party will reach Den
ver early in the day. be entertained
at the State House in tiie forenoon
and after luncheon visit tie* national
horse show.
Washington. Jan. 2b. Adminis
tration Democrats in the senate plan
to meet the Republican filibuster on
the shipping bill by keeping the
measure before the senate continu
ously to tiie exclusion of appropria
tion bills and if necessary, without
recesses, even for meals.
Democrats of tiie commerce com
mittee today considered amendments
submitted by the caucus Monday
night. Another caucus will consid
er the matter tonight.
Senator t’.niton \ renewed Ibif
speech against, tiie bill on the floor
it. was the third continuous day of
his address.
Republican senators had determ
ined to keep tiie general discussion
going for ut least eight or nine days
and then offer a substitute upon .
which further debate would be bused.
Senator Smoot declared lie did not
believe tie- Dill could be passed by
March Mb.
While Senator Burton was speak
ing. the sJj.onu.oonsJj.onu.oon rivers and liar- ,
hors appropriation bill entered the
senate from the house and was re
ferred to tiie commerce commission.'
At lunch time .Senator Burton gnv« ,
no evidence of resting. Me consulted
a moment with Smoot and a few min
utes later tho Utah senator placed a
glass containing a raw egg on Sena- 1
tor Burton's desk. While Senator 1
Sutherland was asking a question..
Senator Burton drank the egg and a
second on. and went cn with lii c
Judicious advertising is
one easy and sure road to
business results.
tion of labor conditions in business
in which lie is interested and lie
thought “that such business is for
I the superintendents and officers
| other than the board of directors.’*
He never took an interest in the
labor conditions, lie said, until labor
troubles developed. \.* a mini in
terested in bis follow men,” the
banker said. 1 would rather think
that industrial unrest is decreasing
in tills country.' To have tiie gov
eminent, represented among the trus
less of foundations would, Mr. Schiff
said he believed, inject politics into
I licit management and that would
t o had for all concerned.
The testimony given by Samuel
I'ntermeyer on Monday, in which
.Mr. 1 1 ntermeyer said that tiie rail
road situation in the United Slates
had narrowed down to a point, where
the roads were practically dominated
by two groups of New York bankers,
was read to Mr. Schitf. "It is sheer
nonsense," Mr. Schiff commented.
"Mr. I'ntermeyer is mistaken thon'.’’’
said Commissioner Weinstoclr.
• I think so.” replied Mr. Schiff.
"So fur as I know there is absolutely
no control except such control as is
exercised by officers and directors
lor the* lime being who send out
proxies' which tiie stockholders can
return if they wish or let alone.” _
Other witnesses called to Testify to
day were Jacob 11. Hollander, Aug
ust Belmont and Adolph Dcwfsohn.
Washington. Inn. 2n. Francis
will be the name of President Wil
son's grandson, the child of Mr. and
Mrs. Francis B. Sayre, who was horn
at tiie White Mouse Sunday. The an
nouncement was made today by Mr.
Washington, Jan. 2". Secretary
'Bryan said today tho state depart
ment had been without information
for two days as to what had been
liap/ iiing in Mexico City. He de
scribed the situation a- "somewhat
. mixed."
The flight of General Gutierrez
from Mexico City has necessitated a
I quick change in tin* military plans
ol Mo* con/cution forces commanded
by General Villa. The expected at
tack on Tampico, it is now b°Uevod,
will !>• delay* 2. \ general with
draw; I of Villa garrisons from
‘southern Mexico is believed to lie In
Fnii'iucz ('. tJorente, Washington
representative of Villa, denied there
was any intention of setting up a
new roMiblic in the north.
Adv.cea to the stat° department
i from Tampico today said that the
petrel •urn companies had ceased de
veloping new projects in accordance
with tiie terms of tiie Carranza de
cree. Many Americans are out of
Washington. Jan. 2". The Car
. runzu ugeney her** today issued the
| following statement:
Vera Cruz reports that General
Obregon with a large force is within
a short distance of the capital, and is
■ expected to occupy th*• place almost
Washington. Jan. 2" Secretary
Bryan ti.dny announced the receipt
|of a telegram dated 4 p. m. yester
j day saying "the followers of General
! Villare leaving for the north and it
is reported that the general offices
of the National Railways are to lie
•at Chihuahua.

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