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300 Employes Forced to Flee
for Their Lives Soon-After
Starting Work.
Forced to Retreat, but Are Got
ten Out Safely—Employes
Lose Clothes and Cash.
Fire, probably started by a careless
employe dropping a lighted match or
cigarette into a barrel of liquid
cement, gutted the four-story factory
of the Boyden Shoe Company, at 183
Canal street, this forenoon, just as
the force was assembling to commence
the day’s work.
About 250 men and ninety women
tvere thrown out of work and William
B. Jordan, president of the com
pany, said that the loss would roach
3200,000. While the fire waa still un
der way officers of the company were
looking about for a new location. -
Business is at capacity at present, be
tween 600 and 700 pairs of men’s fine
shoes being turned out daily. Three
alarms were sounded, the first at 7:43
and the third at 8:10.
When the fire started about twenty
five girls were ready for work on tho
fourth floor. At the first stroke of
tho factory fire signal Lucy M.
Young, the forewoman, gave the
word to fall in. Twenty of the girls
marched down the front stalrB with
out Incident or excitement, but left
behind In the lockers their outer gar
ments and their pocketbooks. Some
had their Christmas savings in their
pocketbooks, all of which was lost, as
well as tho garments.
Six of the girls became excited and
ran for the fire escape to find that
the flames and smoke cut oft escape
that way completely. Two of the
girls, Grace Winters, of 458 Bergen
street, and Adelaide Bentheisen, of
61 Claremont avenue, Irvington, faint
ed on the firo escape landing, but men
employes brought them safely back
into the building and down the stairs.
Tho four bther girls.who ran to tho
fife escape were alble to make their
own way back to the room and down
the front stairs. The girls found shel
ter in nearby saloons until Police
Captain Peter J. Christie sept the
Third precinct police wap>n for them
(CoaUaued an Page *, Column 3.1
Seek to Affiliate With A. F. of
L.—Local Association
. .. •
In order to form an organization
for self-preservation against oppres
sive legislation and for the purpose of
bettering transportation facilities, jit
ney owners of Newark have decided
to unionize, and to that end A. E.
Holliday, jr„ former secretary of the
Jitney Service Protective Association,
which has failed because of the lack
of support, is in communication with
the office of the American Federation
of labor in Washington.
Mr. Holliday says he expects to re
ceive a communication from the la
bor headquarters within a few days,
after which he will call a meeting to
which all jitney owners will be urged
to attend. It is necessary to lMtve
two hundred owners signify their in
tention of becoming members of the
union before a charter can be ob
tained. There are nearly three hun
dred Jitney owners in Newark, and
it is Mr. Holliday's opinion that there
will be no trouble in securing the re
quired number, as he says virtually
all of them are in favor of the new
move, despite the fact that they failed
to affiliate themselves with the Jit
ney Service Protective Association.
Of the five hundred Jitney drivers in
Newark nearly all are members of
Local 478. Chauffeur’s Union, and It
is pointed out that while they are
banded together for the advancement
of thetr Interests, there Is no reason
why the owners should not be organ
The Jitney Service Protective As
sociation, organized with a view of
selling eleven trip tickets for 50 cents,
a small percentage of which was for
the purpose of paying current ex
penses, failed, according to Mr. Hol
liday. because the owners refused to
purchase the tickets. The office at
845 Broad street has been abolished.
Farther Consideration C'omlnr.
“The aldermen have considered the
subject carefully, and they will give
it further consideration before final
passage. The Jitney men will be
given plenty of chance tb be heard,
and they will be given a square deal.’’
The banquet proved a very success
ful affair. Alderman Hahn’s boom
for the Bqard of Works nomination
was given added impetus by two of
the speakers, who said that they
hoped they would have the oppor
tunity in the not too distant future
to be banqueting him when lie had
secured higher honors. These speakers
were former Alderman John Reilly,
who acted ns toast master, and former
alderman Julius Meyers.
Another former alderman, Frank J.
Reynolds, in behalf of the banqueters,
presented Mr. Hahn with a crayon
picture of himself. Fire Commissioner
Hubert Halm and Dr. George Halm,
two brothers of the guest of honor,
occupied scats at the speakers’ tabto.
Among the others present were JameB
Whalen and Matthew Clarrtgan, chair
man and secretary of the Thirteenth
Ward I> ■ locratjc, F.yecutlve Com
mittee: former Alderman John M.
Judgr Alderman Anthony Hclmck
and Aldermen Harry Hulzenback, the
latter Republican representative of
the Thirteenth Ward.
Former City Counsel James R. Nu
gent sent a letter, which was read,
pra'slng the work of Alderman Hahn
411 the Common Council. i
Declares to Seventh Warders
That Reorganization by Dem
ocrats Is Urgent.
Reorganization of the local Demo
cratic party was urged by Board of
Works Commissioner Charles P. Gil
len In an address last night. Ho
spoke at a dinner in his honor ten
dered by the Seventh Ward Charles
P. Gillen Association, at 821 Warren
streot. In the course of his talk Mr.
Gillen described his recent battle for
re-election. In which he was com
pelled to defeat both the Democratic
and Republican organizations. He
suggested that the Democratic
county committee - should elect Its
leader and - not leave the matter to
tiny person who saw fit to usurp the
Among the other speakers was
Naval Officer IT. Otto Wittpenn,
former muyor of Jersey City, who
was Introduced by the toastmaster as
"the next governor of New Jersey,”
The presence-ot Mr. Wittpenn was
considered by some persons present
as being a matter of more than aver
age political significance.
Mr. Gillen declared that although
four-fifths of the Democratic execu
tive committee .were with him at the
pre-primary caucus at Avon, lie was
not given a place on the regular
Democratic ticket because some one
had said that he did not belong t hero
and therefore the members of the
Democratic county committee had
been forced to refuse to nominate
him. He declared that the local
Democratic party, if they followed
the same leadership, would go from
one defeat to another. He called
upon the men present to work to
ward a reorganization of the party.
Urges Progress.
Mr. Gillen said: *'We have been
working under a mistaken leadership.
I would like to see the party go ahead
under a better and Wiser leadership,
and not struggling along from defeat
to defeat, until the Republican party
gathers such strength that it cannot
be overthrown.
“I believe the regularly elected
members of the Democratic commit
tee should elect their leader in a
straightforward manner. Newark, as
far as I can see, is overwhelmingly
"So far as I am concerned, I am
willing to join with the leaders in
helping to bring about a movement
for the betterment and success of the
party, but no one man can do it.
“You cannot win by taking one
faction and battling it against on-J
other. You must have harmony.
Have a meeting of minds. Det the
men who have cared for the interests
of the party get togethei* and stand
up for a movement to let the county
committee outline a program for the
betterment of the party.
"I thank the voters of the Seventh
ward, who unselfishly aided me In the
recent election. Tou stood for fair
play and for honest transactions of
public business and felt that I stood
to an unlimited extent in that direc
tion. Ij i\avC been acquainted with
the voters' of the Seventh ward for a
good many yedrs.
Asked the Power*.
“I asked the powers behind the
throne on numerous occasions why I
was refused the nomination for Board
of Works. I asked what I had done
during my three years as a commis
sioner that had turned the elements
against me. The answer was that I
was not a regular Democrat.
"A leader in the Ninth ward, when
asked to support me, said, ‘Gillen is
a good fellow, but he is not a regular
Democrat,’ and then this man turns
around and supports Monahan and
Haas for the Board of Works. He
was a regular, supporting a Repub
lican and a Democrat, but I was told
I wasn't one.”
Says Council Is Doing Duty.
Jit Owners to Get Square
Defending the members of the Com
mon Council from attacks regarding
their action on the Jitney ordinance,
City Clerk Alexander Archibald, in
speaking at the banquet tendered Al
derman Charles G. Hahn last night,
said that the jitney men need hot
worry but what they will get a square
deal from the council. His remarks
were largely In answer to charges
made at the meeting of the Clinton
Hill Improvement Association Mon
day night, when one of the speakers
characterized the aldermen as
"crooks" and other uncomplimentary
There were close to 100 persons in
the banquet room of Stoll's restau
rant when Mr. Archibald spoke. He
had been colled upon to tell of the
good work done by Alderman Hahn
la the council, and he said that the
occasion was a fitting one in which
to reply to the efforts to discredit
1 the uidermau in the jitney matter.
He said he felt qualified to speak
on the matter, as he was familiar
i with the work in the council through
his duties as city clerk, and he also
was in touch with the jitney situation
because jitney licenses were Issued
through his office.
"It is the duty of the aldermen to
pass an ordinance to regulate the jit
neys.” said Mr. Archibald, "and their
regulation will be a good thing for
the citv of Newark. I thoroughly be
lieve that the aldermen In passing
the ordinance are being actuated by
duty solely, and It ia wrong for peo
ple to call them crooks, etc., as has
been done. ....
"Jitney regulation is absolutely nec
essary here. There are something in
the neighborhood of 1,100 licenses is
sued to Jitney owners in the city, and
there are about 300 cars in operation
in the city every day. T|iey present a
traffic problem which, must be taken
care of. At tho same time, though,
there is no desire to put the jitneys
out of business, and there will be no
efforts made to that end.
The Hoyden factory Is In South Canal street and just east of N. J. flailr oad avenue. It faees the Morris canal.
Eight Recommendations Sub
mitted to Board of Educa
tion Committee.
Eight recommendations in tint mat
ter of - Jlre hazards in school build
ings ware, submitted to the committee
on buildings, grounds and supplies of
tbe Board of Education yesterday aft
ernoon. L *
The report was signed by George W.
Knight, supervising engineer; C. F.
Ackerman, inspector, and Aaron W.
Miller, supervisor of repairs.
Following the reading of the recom
mendations, which in detail set forth
certain remedial measures to elimin
ate possible fire hazards, Miss Bea
trice Winser declared that fire ex
tinguishers should also be tested at
least twice a year.
"This Is not done,” said Miss Win
ser, "and I believe that janitors
should be instructed to do this.”
It was decided to make Miss Wln
ser's recondnendation a part of the
report made by the supervising en
Mr. Knight’s report was ordered
filed, and it will be discussed at the
next meeting of the committee. A
letter was also received from Dr. Cal
vin N. Kendall, State commissioner
of education, in which all local school
boards are urged to exert every means
to bring the buildings of the State
up to their highest degree of perfec
tion against fire hazards. This com
munication will be taken up at the
same time.
The committee then took up the
report made by Dr. Addison B.
Poland; pity superintendent of
schools, on the site for the proposed
new West Side High School. In tills
report, published last week. Dr.
Poland recommended that the now
high school be erected on the old
asylum site in South Orange avenue
near South Twelfth street.
At the meetiug yesterday ‘Miss
Winser objected to the South Orange
avenue site, on the ground that there
was too much traffic on that thor
oughfare, and also that the .location
would not serve exactly the thickly
populated districts south and south
east of the proposed site.
Heavy Traffic.
According to Miss Winser, between
the hours of 8 a- m. and 6 p. in. on
South Orange avenue between Nine
teenth and Twentieth streets 1.063 ve
hicles, weighing 1,840 tons, and 377
trolley cars passed this corner. She
says between Camden street and Fair
mount avenue that 1,093 vehicles,
weighing 1,913 tons, and 419 trolley
cars passed this section. She .con
tended that these conveyances must.
In a majority of cases, also have
passed the proposed site of the high
On motion of rank H. Sommer the
report made by Dr. Poland was re
ferred back for further consideration.
Both Miss Winser and Mr. Sommer
stated ttot they did not want it to
be unde#tood that their attitude was
meant as criticism of Dr. Poland.
Young Woman Overcome
by Qas Escaping from
Loosened Heater Tube
Miss Anna Schwartz, twenty years
old, of 120 Barclay street, was found
in an unconscious condition in the
bedroom of her home today from il
luminating gas that had escaped
from a tube attached to a gas heater
which was disconnected.
Someone called tip the City Hos
pital and informed the switchboard
operator that the ambulance was
needed at 106 Barclay street. No one
could be found there who knew of
the affair, and after a diligent search
Dr. Julius Soban, the attending phy
sician, discovered the right address.
In the meanwhile Dr. Maurice Teitei
baum, formerly an interne in the City
Hospital, with an office at 147 Somer
set street, had been called and treated
the girl.
A stomach pump partially restored
the girl .to her senses. Althougii her
condition is serious, her family re
fused to allow her removal to the
Recommendations have been made
to minimize fire hazards in the pub
lic schools of Newark as follows:
Equip each school with direct fire
alarm connecting with fire head
Metal cabinets should be installed
for paint, oil and waste In all
manual training rooms.
In school auditoriums * chairs
should be fastened, exit lights in
stalled, halls lighted and at least
one chemical extinguisher put up.
The storage of broken chairs,
desks, playground outfits, raffia
and similar materials should not he
permitted in school buildings, un
. less such storage is In absolutely
fireproof tooth*. 4
Metal-covered cans for rubbish
and waste.
'Hallways should not be obstructed
by placing pianos therein.
Rubber tubing for gas connections
should be replaced with rigid metal
pipes. Swinging gas brackets should
be removed.
Boiler-rooms should be fire
•WASHINGTON, Dec. 15. — Am
bassador Sharp, at .Paris, was ex
pected to deliver to the French foreign
office today the American note asking
for the immediate release of the six
Germans and Austrians recently re
moved by the French cruiser Des
cartes from the American steamships
Carolina, Ooame and San Juan.
Although friendly in tone, the com
munication is an emphatic protest
against the removal of the men, which
act, it declared, was in flagrant
violation of American rights and
without legal Justification. Prece
dents are cited in support of the
American position.
The note was cabled to Ambassador
Sharp yesterday by Secretary Lan
sing. after it had been approved by
President Wilson and the cabinet.
PublidStion of the text of the com
munication will await notice of its
presentation to the French foreign
First Commerce Body in State
to Take Action—Addressed
by Hamburg.
Special to the Evening star,
SUMMIT, Dec. US.—Through the
adoption of a resolution calling for
legislation providing for increased
appropriation for the maintenance
anti-construction of roads In the State
at last night’s meeting of the Board
of Trade, the local body took to itself
the distinction of being the first civic
body in the State to go on record in
the good- roads movement.
The resolution, which wras presented
by Amos G, Batchelder, of this city,
chairman of the executive board of
the Automobile Association of Amer
ica, is as follows:
Whereas, there is an admitted
need in New Jersey of additional
revenue to provide for adequate
maintenance of existing roods and
added new construction, and
Whereas, this situation has de
veloped to a degree exceedingly
detrimental to this State, and in
creased road appropriations'are an
urgent necessity; therefore be it
Resolved, that the Summit
Board of Trade place itself on
record as favoring legislation
which shall provide for existing
roads and completing a well
developed system of State high
Last night’s meeting of the trade
board was the last for the present
year. Those present enjoyed ad
dresses by A. V. Hamburg, president
of the Newark Board of Trade: As
semblyman Arthur N. Pierson, of
Westfield: George C. Deal, county en
gineer of Erie county. New York; Mr.
Batchelder and Harry W. Evans,
mayor of Westfield.
Action Ahead of Newark'**.
Mr. Hamburg said that the New
i ark trade board had planned to be
! the first civic body in the State to
start the good roads movement, but
consideration of the subject had been
deferred until the next meeting of
the board, on the evening of the
second Wednesday in January. At
this session, to which the president
of the Newark board invited the
members of the local organization, the
best authorities on road construction
will speak, and it is planned to have
as many senators and assemblymen
(Continued ou Page 4, Column 8.)
Public Opinion and Desire for Permanent Peace by People’s
Representatives Forced Him to Accept Throne—Constitu
tional Monarchy Is Planned—Seeks to Cement China's
Friendship With United States.
(Copyright, 1#13, by Ini ted Pre»».)
(Copyrighted In Great Britain.)
NEW YORK, Dec. 15.—In the first
public statement by Emperor Yuan
Shi Kai, cabled today to the United
Press, the newly proclaimed monarch
of China makes known to the world
the dominating reasons for the aboli
tion of the republic.
The emperor also announces his
future policy toward America, and
states his purpose to employ every
effort to cement the friendship be
tween the two nations.
The cablegram follows:
To the United Press, New York:
"PEKING, Dec. 14.—Your telegram
lias been translated and submitted
to his majesty's perusal. I am in
structed to reply as follows:
“ 'The sovereignty of the Chinese
republic resides in the whole body of
the people. The conventions of the
people's representatives, considering a
republic unsuitable on account of his
torical reasons and public opinion,
and wishing to establish permanent
peace, have unanimously udopted a
constltutlopal monarchy.
" 'The status of state chief is nat
urally subject to public Will. The act
ing legislature has reported to me
the same and stated that the provin
cial and district conventions of the
jwople's representatives have unani
mously elected me emperofi
“ ‘Firm refusal unavailing, I have
been forced to submit to the people's
will and have instructed the different
ministries nnd departments to make I
preparations. The necessary prepar- I
edness having been made, I will be
requested to carry them out with due ]
"The relations between China and I
America have always been most
friendly, and the monarch's policy will |
be to cement still closer this friend-1
ship and to exert the utmost to pro
mote the industrial and commercial I
development of the two nations.
“Private Secretary."
The Chinese emperor's statement to
thw^jnited Press is the first infor
mation that the new monarchy is to j
be a constitutional monarchy.
Press dispatches from Peking had
stated that Yuan Shi Kai did not in
tend to assume the throne for some
time, though he formally accepted
the offer. In his message to the
United Press, the Chinese ruler said
he would "submit to the people’s will"
when the "necessary preparedness"
has been made. In transmitting the
cablegram, however, his private sec
retary referred to Yuan Sht Kai as
"his majesty," indicating that in ef
fect be is at least emperor* _ I
Latter Criticises Former for
Notice to Cut Off Bulle
tins from Schools.
Whether the Board of Health
means to refuse future co-operation
with the Board of Education in
health matters was a point raised by
Miss Beatrice Winser at a meeting
of the Committee on instruction and
educational supplies of the latter
body last night. This matter was
called to the attention of the com
mittee by Dr. George J. Holmes,
supervisor of medical inspection, who
stated he had received a notice from
the health hoard announcing that the
school authorities in the future would
have to paj' the postage or not re
ceive the health bulletins regarding
contagious cases.
Both Prank H. Sommer and Miss
Winser contended that the bulletins
shohld be sent to the various schools
by the health authorities without the
school board paying the postage. On
motion of Miss Winser it was decided
to have Secretary Robert D. Argue
communicate with the health board
and to ask its members to state in
writing whether they do or do not
want to co-operat» with the school
authorities in this matter.
According to a report made by
Randall D. Warden, director of
physical training, the social center
at the Hamburg Place School has
proved to be a complete success, both
froru a social and financial stand
point. The receipts from October 0,
when the center was opened, until
December 8. were $181.55 and the ex
penses incurred during that time only
amounted to $76.77. Mr. Warden was
granted the use of the school build
ing on Saturday evenings in addition
to Wednesday nights. He was also
granted permission to remain open
during the Christmas vacation.
Permission was given the high
school pupils to enter into the histor
ical essay contest to be arranged by
the Newark Chapter of the Sons of
the American Revolution.
No Christmas Envelopes.
For reasons of economy, and be
cause of a general exhibition planned
next year, the committee decided to
dispense with an evening school gym
nasium exhibition. A request to have
teachers paid on December 24, instead
of on the last of the month, was de
Three requests to change the
names of schools were received. The
requests were referred to a sub-com
mittee. Alderman Henry Hahn, of
the Third ward, requested that the
name of the Morton. Street School be
changed to the Joseph E. Haynes
School, after former Mayor Haynes,
who was principal of that institution
for many years. The other proposed
changes in names were the Burnet
Street School to Burnet School and
South Tenth Street School to the
Seth Boyden School.
At the last board meeting Domenlc
A. Valentino complained against the
manner in which Alfred Nesto, a
pupil In the Ablngton Avenue School,
was taken away from the school
building after committing an alleged
assault on his teacher. Mr. Valentino
said the boy had been taken away in
a police patrol wagon. The matter
was referred to tho city superintend
ent for investigation.
In a report made by Dr. David B.
Corson, first assistant superintendent,
last night, It was stated that the boy
had struck the teacher several times
before the latter returned a blow In
self-defense. According to Dr. Cor
son. the teacher has made a signed
statement to this effect. ,
| _
Roseville Trust Director Ex
| pected to Appear Today to Be
gin Penitentiary Term.
In receipt of the papers from the
Court of Errors and Appeals denying
a new trial to William C. Armstrong,
of Eighteenth street. East Orange, a
depositor of the Roseville Trust Com
pany, who was convicted of conspir
ing to defraud the bank. Assistant
Prosecutor Wilbur A. Mott yesterday
afternoon had a bench warrant issued
for him. signed by Justice James F.
Minturn in the Court of Oyer and
-Armstrong was notified tnat ne ^ as
wanted to surrender himself to begin
his terra in the penitentiary, and it is
improbable that the bench warrant
will be used.
The indictment upon which Arm
strong was convicted charged that he,!
with Raymond E. Smith, secretary-j
treasurer of the bank, and two tellers,
conspired to cheat the bank of $28,000 i
by means of overdrafts of his ac
count. Smith pleaded non vult, and
is now In State prison: the two tellers
were acquitted by the jury that con
victed Armstrong, and the latter was
sentenced to a year in the peniten-1
tiary by Chief Justice Gum mere over!
two years ago. The bank failed j
August IS. ms
Fighting his conviction, Armstrong i
appealed to the Supreme Court and;
the Court of Errors, but both
tribunals upheld the jury's verdict,
the latttr court making its decision
last week.
When the papers arrived yesterday
the bench warrant was gotten ready
and Armstrong notified. He is under
$7,500 bail to appear when wanted,
and the issuance of the warrant is a j
mere formality.
Paterson Society's Exemption j
from Taxation Is Sustained j
FM a Staff Carrwpondeat.
TRENTON. Dec. 15.—An assessment i
for taxes against the Society for the j
Establishment of Useful Manufac
tures, of Paterson, was set aside by
the Supreme Court today. The assess
ment was for 1914 against hydro
power plant In Paterson. The Supreme
Court sustained the contention of the
society that under its charter, granted
by the legislature in 1791, it had a
special exemption from taxation.
Semi-Officialiy Reported That
Blockade Will Be Used
to Enforce It.
WASHINGTON, Dec. IS.—Several
newspapers have been in receipt from
what may be described as semi
official sources an Intimation of one
argument the allies expect to use In
getting satisfactory termB from the
Teutonic empires once commissioners
meet about the council table to dis
cuss peace. This information con
firms private suggestions that the
allies, in spite of their recent re- j
verses, mean to carry the war to the;
point where they can demand a large j
indemnity from Germany and Aus
This intimation is conveyed in the
following statement:
"One of the main points of the
allies’ peace terms is that on no ac
count will the German mercantile
marine flag be seen upon the high
seas until full indemnification has
been paid. The allies have the power
to do this, and mean to use it to the
full extent."
One suggestion as to the allies atti
tude toward peace is that the state
ment comes just at the time when the !
remarks of the German chancellor and
the British prime minister are in the
public mind. The statement, it ie
pointed out. may give German offi
cials food for thought as to the loss
to German trade, even should German
arms continue for the time being their
far-flung successes.
Whenever peace rumors have float
ed over Europe—and many have
seemed to come from Germany—the
allies have made it plain that they
were not ready to talk peace. This
reticence on the part of the allied
governments was taken to mean that
they intended to press the war to a
successful conclusion, and that they
felt, nothing could be gained by lend
ing an ear to peace proposals while
German armies in all directions were
far outside German frontiers. The
suggestion today seems to look to the
time when Germany will be fighting
on her own territory, or at least with
in striking distance of German SOIL
Three Youths Arrested and Ac
cused of Beating Farmer
and Slashing Him.
I PATERSON, Dec. li.—Andrew
Keefe, Walter Young and John
O’Grady, sons of prosperous farmers
living near Preakness, are under ar
rest today. Michael Gwinn, prose
cutor of Passaic county, and Detec
i tives Matthew Shayne and William
! Drew for a week have been seeking
three young tnen who, it Is alleged,
1 tied Lawrence Chifosky. sixty-five
years old, to a tree last Wednesday
night, beat the aged man. gashed his j
■body witn nenknlves and left him
to freeze by the roadside.
Keefe was held in *1.000 bail and
Young and O’Grady were plaoed in
the Passaic county jail here, charged
with atrocious assault.
The prosecutor learned that Chi
fosky, who lives on Pompton and
Hamburg turnpike, in Wavne, at
tended a pig dinner at Jackson's
i Hotel, Preakness. last Wednesday
night, when the three young farmers
also were present. The old man was
ridiculed by the younger men and a
quarrel was started w nen he resented
references made to him. On his way
home he was attacked by three of the
young men who had aroused his
anger, and was selxed and bound to
a tree by them. The next morning he
was found by a farmer in a serious
condition. He is now in St. Joseph’s
Hospital here, where the surgeons are
trying to prevent blood poisoning.
Was 72 Years Old and Staunch
Friend of America—No Heir
to Title.
By the Associated Press.
LONDON. Dec. 15 <1:19 p. m.)—I
Viscount Alverstone, former lord chief I
justice of England, is dead.
Viscount Alverstone, for nearly
thirteen years lord chief justice of
England, was one of the most popu
lar, human and many-sided men in
British public life. While on circuit
at Newcastle in February, 1912. Lord
Alverstone was seized with a serious
heart attack, and his continued ill
health led to his resignation.
Lord Alverstone was considered
one of the leading lawyers of his
time, and had a keen sympathy,
acute knowledge of men and great
insight into affairs, and a wide
knowledge of his profession, all ob
tained by hard work. He was bom
on December 22, 1M2. His father was
Thomas Webster, Q. C.. well known
at Westminster, where he had a large
practice, especially in patent cases.
Lord Alverstone was a widower.
His wife died In 1875, and his only
Leon ill 1910. after an operation for
appendicitis. There is no heir to the
title. . ,_..A... ——s—
Anglo-French Preparing
Final Position Inside
Greek Border.
- .

Transports Loaded to Gunwaks
With Arriving Troops Crowd
Saloniki Harbor.
By I fir A»»«>ria4*cl pre»n,
ATHENS, via Eondon, Dec. 15, 10:2d J
a. m.—The Greek government denSatfsol
reports of the entrance of Bulgari&flt
forces into the Greek territory.
News dispatches on Tuesday report* |
ed that Bulgarian t roops had crossed .-l
the frontier between Serbia ami J
Greece in pursuit of the retiring" Brit- J|
iah and French forces.
By the Aevoeiated Fre*w.
PARIS, Dec. 1.', 1:20 a. n«. —YU* ",
latest information obtainable by Us# 1
Havas correspondent •*» Athens when |
he filed a dispatch yesterday was that rJ
the allied front, extended as far as jgj
Kukus, in Greece, about 25 miles north I
of Saloniki. The retreat is being ear* |j
ried on under favorable conditions, f
enabling the allies to preserve,*!! tbnHf’fl
war material.
Athens newspapers express the l<e~ M
lief that neither German nor Bulga.- •)
rian troops will cross the Greek iron- ,3
It is said the German and Bu*g*»||
rian forces in the Glevgell section co»»'4
sist of nine divisions, three Germ**#
and six Bulgarian. Greek troops to 8
Macedonia have been ordered to avoid |j
SALO.YIKI, Dec. 13, via Paris. Deo. i
IS, 12:50 a. m. (Delayed).—An eye.
the French to their temporary ?
positions in Greece, near the Serbia* %
border, was conducted with great
skill. All the wounded were broil ;
in e^cept^a few who could no
^^ast|rei^mm^lnhablbinto «
of Gievgeli was razed. :
until they crossed the border, tnt1
wem sUghtrieSfo^b°Ung ‘mo^ol
frozen feet, as the soldiers were come
pelled to march through the snowV
The final positions which the *afjS||
prepared. ^ ^
There was sharp fighting tcT'Xh*
Strumitsa region, but no guns wer*
lost. The British burned villages u
they^ fell back, and destroyed Us®
gun ^
PARIS. Dec. 14. 5:14 p. m. .Delay***
-The Temps publishes a dispute* 1
from Saloniki corroborating the re- '
port that all French and Brit is*
troops have now quit Serbian terri- •
tory, baring retired ^into Greco*
retreat and the determined attacks of
plies, and suffered comparativeSlsj
small losses in men.
^The assertion made in ai^ ofi1<:isa |
not home out by the correspondent
of the Temps, who says: "Efforts «®
envelop or cut our lines altogether
Geneva Says Indemnity Will 8®
Paid—Washington Discount# 'l
Plea of Ignorance.
By the Pre#«.
GENEVA, via Paris, Dev. 14, 3 <0
p. m. (Do la yeti >—A dispatch frottt
j Vienna, received by way of BuehSj^ _
| Wilson’s note to Austria r^saiNtlS|8
| the Ancona incident has produced % ^
profound impression in govendjl^^H
| and political circles. The note is? sajdb ft
to be resented by a minority.
It is generally believed in "Vienna,
says the dispatch, that Austria,
| give satisfaction anti will pay an
demnitv, especially as she has ls£jMKa|
interests in America. Bar«' von
Burian. the Austrian foreign mliggg|
ister. has called a special eottm^ tg
discuss the matter. ‘
Two Turkish Attacks Against
British in Mesopotamia Fail
lly the laltMl Fm*.
LONDON, Dec. 15,—Turkish
ir. Mesopotamia shelled the Be
base at Kot-El-Amara fr,- three .
and then delivered •,

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