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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY
BRIDGE IH CANADA
Escape Into United States Cre
ates New International
Problem of War.
EXTRADITION IS FOUGHT
3Ian fcays He Is Army OUicer and,
Having Committed Act of War,
Cannot Be Surrendered to
Enemy of ratberland.
VAXCEBORO, Me.. Feb. 2. Another
international problem incident to the
war whs thrust upon the United States
today by the action of Werner van
liurn. who. operating on the Canadian
side of ihe border, dynamited the rail
nay bridge over the St. Croix River
and then escaped into this state.
A few hours later, in a room at a
hotel here, Van Horn quietly submitted
to arrest, but immediately proclaimed
himself an officer of the German army
and set up the contention that he had
committed an act of war, and, having
fled to a neutral country, could not be
lisrally surrendered to an enemy of the
Ill II Charge Made.
The Canadian authorities, however,
at once Instituted proceedings to ob
tain Van Horn's extradition on a charge
of destruction of railroad property.
I'ending the outcome of these efforts.
Van Horn is held at the immigration
oifice here in custody of Deputy Sher
iff Georsc W. Koss, of Washington
Tlie bridge which Van Horn sought
to destroy was not greatly damaged.
The St. Croix iliver for some distance
forms the boundary between Maine and
r Brunswick. The bridge is owned
jointly by the Maine Central and the
Canadian Pacific Kailways and is on
the direct route of the Canadian Pa
cific from Western Canada to the mari
time provinces. Over this road have
been shipped large quantities of war
materials for the allies, which were
placed on board ships at St. John and
Attempt to Return Home Kail.
According to the police Van Horn, a
n.an of middle age and of military bear
ing, told them that ho left Germany
five years ago. and for the past four
years had been managing a coffee plan
tation in Mexico. Recently he made
unsuccessful attempts to return to his
tial ive land.
He left New York City Friday, ar
riving here Saturday night and stay
ing at a hotel. That night, by appoint
ment, he met a man unknown to him
at the east end of the bridge. The man
save him a satchel containing dyna
mite. Van Horn suspended the satchel
from the inside of an end post of the
bridge, and about 2 o'clock this morn
ing discharged the explosive.
Tiii done, ho planned to go to Lam
bert Lake, from which point he in
tended to drive 30 miles to Princeton.
The night was intensely cold and he
suffered so much that he abandoned
tiie trip and returned to' the hotel.
There the police found him in bed this
morning. At the request of the Cana
dian officers he was taken into cus
tody. Mate Orders Detention.
Attorney-General Pattangall sent
word from Augusta tonight to Deputy
Sheriff I:oss to hold Van Horn until
further orders. While there was no
formal charge preferred against him
at first, arrangements were made to
have a warrant against Van Horn is
sued, if necessary, in order to make
certain his detention.
Van Horn, the officials say, could be
charged with damage to a railroad
bridge, which is an extraditable offense
under an agreement between the United
States and Canada, or with damage to
property on the. American side of the
border, where windows were broken by
the explosion. t'p to tonight Van Horn
had not seen a lawyer and appeared to
take his detention coolly, apparently
indifferent as to what charges may be
preferred against him.
The Attorney-General of New Bruns
wick. M. .1. Baxter, telegraphed to of
ficials of the Canadian Pacific Railway
here asking thein to make a complaint
n gainst Van Horn which might be the
basis for extradition proceedings to be
It is understood, a preliminary move
will be made to determine whether Van
-Horn has any standing as a German
officer and if it can be established that
he has not. the matter of his general
2 csponsibility will be inquired into.
ttVXADA DEMANDS liVTHADlTIOX
C'liarirc of DeMriictioii of Hallway
Properly Is Made.
OTTAWA, Out.. Veb. 2. The Cana
dian government has applied to the
X'niied States authorities for the ex
tradition of Werner Van Horn, arrested
in connection with the blowing up of a
Canadian Pacific Kuilway bridge over
the St. Croix Kiver on the international
boundary between the State of Maine
and the Province of New Brunswick.
Van Horn was arrested in Vanccboro.
Ilc. but as the offense was committed
on Canadian territory, liis extradition
is sought that he may be tried by the
Canadian courts on a charge of de
struction of railway property.
The application of the Canadian gov
ernment for Van Horn has been for
warded to the- British ambassador at
Washington for submission to the Ad
issuance of the call, but that the prov
ocation should be considered.
The word Interlocking has been
condemned," Mr. Green said, "but the
only objection I can see Is the one Mr.
Eliot interposed, namely, that the di
rector who serves on two or more phil
anthropic boards might injure his
health by so doing."
The methods of the Foundation and
the various boards in disposing of
funds were also described by the wit
ness. "I assure you," he said, "Mr. Rocke
feller has tried to avoid paternalism;
this eountry realizes that."
Mr. Greene said the Foundation was
restricted in its actions by law. If it
stepped out of bounds the Attorney
General of the state might intervene,
the witness declared. He thought the
idea expressed by some witnesses that
the Foundation might attempt to mold
the ideas of the people was entirely
wrong. Such a state of affairs could
never come to pass, because of the
activity of newspapers, he asserted.
Mr. Goff told of the aims of the
Cleveland Foundation, of which he
said he was the originator.
Speaking of the Rockefeller Foun
dation. Mr. Goff said he could not help
but feel that the handling of so im
portant a trust by a self-perpetuated
board presented a possible element of
MAYFLOWER CLUB INVITES
JCM.Tiulant ot .fnlin am! Priscilla
A I don May Join at Albany.
ALBANY. Or.. 1-Vb. Special.) A
dtrret lineal descendant of John and
Vrlsoilia Alden. made famous by Long
fellow, Frank M. Tledtield, of this city,
has been remiested to join the So
riety of Mayflower Descendants. The
organization ii composed of lineal de-,
M'pndants of those who came to this
country in the Mayflower.
F. M. Redileld's preat-randfather
married an Alden. Mr. Redfield was
born in Vermont in 1S42 and has been
a resident of Oregon for half a cen
tury. He has been prominent for years
in the business and official life of Al
lHny. lie was Peputy County Clerk
of Linn County for many years and
served several terms as City Recorder
JOHN D. JS PICTURED
(Continued From First Fag.)
called "call to arms" was justified in
"Why doesn't that man answer?"
tie demanded, facing the witness.
-Haven't I the right to arm myself
to protect my home and relatives? I
don't like this dodging business."
Cofftigan said he did not counsel the
TRADE RECORD IS IDE
JAXCARV BALANCE MORfc FAVOR
ABLE THAN EVER.
Eighty-six Per Cent of United States
Exports la f2.T8.574.0O6 Against
Imports Totaling 107,440,208. .
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. Foreign
trade from January 2 to January 30
through 13 principal customs ports,
which handle approximately 86 per
per cent of the Nation's export and im
port business, netted a balance in favor
of the United States of J131.133.888. ex
ceeding all records for any one month.
The total exports for the four weeks.
January 2 to January 30. was J238.574,
096, or an average of 159,643,524 per
week. The imports were $107,440,408,
or an average of $26,860,052 a week.
Officials of the Department of Com
merce said tonight these figures repre
sented only telegraphic returns, from
the principal customs ports and that
when complete reports were received
fro mihroughout the service the volume
of business transacted last month
would show a material increase about
14 per cent over the present figures.
Of the four weeks mentioned, the
last, ended January 30, produced a
favorable balance of $35,901,635. Ac
cording to the department's records,
this shows the largest excess of ex
ports over imports for any similar
period for more than 10 years. Exports
for this week totaled $63,668,139 and
BRITISH PRICES PROBED
ritKlIF.R A SQL ITH AS-SVJtES MEM
BER OF PARLIAMENT.
Opportunity of Dincasalnc AVtaole dues.
Hon I o be Citven House of
Commons cation Is Quiet.
lOXDON. Feb. 2. Parliament reas
semWed today after a recess for the
House of Commons since November -7
and for the Jluuse of Lords since Jan
uary 8. The members dispensed with
ceremonies and plunsed at once into
business, consisting1 of various matters,
chiefly financiul, which have. arisen as
a result of the war.
The House of Commons had an empty
appearance. Some -00 of the 670 mem
bers are now at the front. -
Keplyins: to a question put by George
Xicoll Barnes Labor member for Glas
gow, whether the government was con
sidering the matter of fixing food
pricey. Temier Asquith said:
"All these matters are being care
The committee now having the mat
ter in hand, the Premier continued, was
receivings full information from the
various departments of the government,
but he could not say when the inquiry
would be concluded.
The povern merit, however, he added,
was fully alive to the urgency of the
subject and htold the House that it
certainly would have an opportunity of
discussing the whole question.
HOSPITAL SHIP ATTACKED
French Accuse t.ermans of Violating
""PAKIi, Feb. 2. A German submarine
yesterday made an unsuccessful at
tempt to torpedo the British hospital
ship Asturias, according to a commun
ication given out today by the Ministry
of Marine., thus volating- the formal
clause of The Hague convention of 1907
regarding the attacking hospital ves
sels. The Austurias. the Ministry ex
plained, was 15 miles north-northeast
of the Havre lightship when the at
tack was made.
GERMAN G0JLD INCREASES
Tolnl on Hand in Rci.-elibank Is
UKRl-lN. via London, Feb. 2. The
Heihshanlc statement issued today
shows that the stock of gold increased
l..73.00O marks ($4,785,750). making
the total on hand 2,163,753,000 marks
Cash on hand decreased 76,047,000
marks ($18,011,750): loans increased
1.582,000 marks ($395,500); discounts in
creased 63.S54.000 marks ($15,963,500);
treasury bills increased 494.000 marks
t $12.1.500); note circulation increased
174.900.000 marks $43.725.000) ; de
posits decreased 171,976,000 marks
20.000 Italians Concentrate.
PARIS. Feb. 2. A dispatch from
Athens to the Balkan agency says an
Italian expeditionary corps, composed
of 20.000 men. destined to occupy the
Albanian seaport of Durazzo and its
vicinity is being concentrated at Bari,
an Italian city on the Adriatic near
139 German Jurists Killed in War.
BKR.VE. Switzerland, via Paris. Feb.
2. According to official statements
given out in Berlin today. 1279 Ger
man jurists have been killed in the
present war. This total is made up of
six professors. 275 judges, 240 lawyers,
334 assessors and 424 barristers.
DUEL OF ARTILLERY
IS DOUBLY INTE
French Sav Heavv Guns of
Germans Are Particularly
Active irt Belgium.
ATTACKS ARE REPULSED
"Methodical Progress" in Region of
Perthes Reported Germans De
clare Enemy Has Distorted
Facts About Fighting.
PARIS, Feb. 2. The following offi
cial communication was issued by the
War Office tonight:
"From the sea to the Lys- the Ger
man artillery has tried without suc
cess to reduce our batteries. In the
section of Arras rifle firing continued
throughout the night of February 1
and 2, but the infantry did not attack.
"Near Soissons we have done some
damage to the enemy's batteries and
repelled an attack of an infantry con
tingent at St. Paul.
"Fresh progress has been made by
us near Perthos-les-Hurlus (east of
Chalons), at the outskirts of the woods,
the occupation of which by our troops
had previously been reported.
German Attack Repulsed.
"In the Argonne, near Bagatelle, we
repulsed a German attack.
"In the Vosges. Uffholz was bom
bardeB in the night and our troops
made progress toward Burnhaupt-le-Bas."
The official French report issued
earlier in the day indicates that the
Germans are making an especial effort
to recover the great dune near Lom
baertzdye. This, however, lias not thus
far succeeded. The report said:
"The day of February 1 was marked
by redoubled intensity in the artillery
fighting on our part, as well as that
of the enemy, and by a series of Ger
man attacks, relatively of secondary
importance, all of which were repulsed,
when compared to the number of men
they had engaged.
"In Belgium the heavy German ar
tillery gave evidence of its greatest
activity on the front of the Belgian
troops, and particularly against the
various points of support which these
troops have been occupying for some
time past in the region of Tser.
Around Ypres the cannonading was at
some places exceedingly violent
British Regain' Lost Ground.
"Between the Lys and the Somme a
German regiment attacked a British
position near Guinchy and at first
drove the English soldiers back. After
a series of counter attacks the British
troops reoccupied the ground they had
lost and then advanced into new ter
ritory, taking possession of trenches
of the enemy.
"The engagement reported in the an
nouncement given out the night of Feb
ruary 1. which took place along the
roadway between Bethune and Ia
Bassee. was particularly brilliant for
our infantry. It seems that the Ger
mans had at least one battalion in this
engagement. The two first attacks
were broken by our fire. The third
was successful in that the Germans en
tered one of our trenches, but an im
mediate counter attack at the point of
the bayonet resulted in our overcoming
the enemy. Only a few Germans suc
ceeded in regaining their trenches. All
the others were killed or taken pris
oners. French Bombard Sioyon.
"Between the Somme and the Oise
and along the front of the Aisne there
was no important development to re
port, witli the exception of a German
attack on Beaumonthamel, which was
not renewed. Our heavy artillery bom
barded the railroad station at Noyon,
where the Germans were rcprovisioning
their forces. Our shells caused two ex
plosions, the smoke from which could
be seen for more than two hours and
"Our methodical progress in the re
gion of Perthes continues. We have
occupied another small forest to the
northwest of this village.
"In tho Woevre district the enemy
delivered an attack on the western side
of the Bouchot forest (northeast of
Tryon), which was at once driven
"There is nothing to report on the
front in Lorraine and in the Vosges."
German Say Frrorh Katalfy.
The German headquarters staff state
ment, wirelessed hero today, says:
"In the western arena of the war
there have been artillery exchanges at
several points. With this exception
there is nothing important to report.
Continuing, the German communica
tion says the French war reports dur
ing the past few days have contained
"grotesque distortions of the truth," as
well as what are characterized as "free
inventions." The Berlin staff declines
to go into details in this regard, simply
saying the value of these French state
ments is apparent to anyone who will
examine them in the light of the Ger
man official reports.
"OPIUM QUEEN" IS FINED
Xew York Woman Must Pay $2000
for Smuggling Drug.
NEW YORK. Feb. 2. Mrs. Sophie
Ghre. known to tho police as "The
Opium Queen, was sentenced by the
Federal Court today to pay a fine of
$H00- and to srve six months in the
Penitentiary for smugrglins opium into
the United States. Because of the aid
g:iven by her to the Government in ap
prehending: 18 men associated with her,
the District Attorney asked that the
jail sentence be suspended and this was
airs. Ghee, the wife of a Chinese
living in Liverpool, left New York for
Liverpool the latter part of December,
before she was indicted, and was de
ported by the Liverpool authorities on
her arrival there.
SECRET PLAN IS MADE
(Continued From First Faye.)
British Cruiser at Callao.
CALLAO. Peru. Feb. 2. The British
cruiser Newcastle arrived here today
and is taking on provisions. The ves
sel will remain in port 24 hours.
merit that might satisfy their views
regarding the permanency of the
project A direct stipulation that the
Government be prohibited from acquir
ing ships from belligerents, it was said.
however, was not favorably received,
although the intimation was given that
there might be no objection to a
"declaration of policy on the subject,"
to the effect that the Government did
not contemplate purchasing ships that
might be t3o subject oft international
La Foil ett Tlmn Amendment.
Another ameaflient proposed by
Senator LaFoIlettc, who is expected
to support the bill, was suggested . as
a mddle ground with relation to the
proposed- leasing of ships to private
corporations by the Government
After all angles of the situation had
been canvassed, the Senate having ad- ,
pourned to await the outcome of the
skihmishing. Republican leaders were
confident their nght against the meas
ure had been won. Senators Smoot,
Lodge, Weeks and others declared the
bill dead. Democratic leaders, on the
other hand, still were hopeful.
In addition to discussing the situa
tion with Senators Ken yon and Norris,
President Wilson sought to learn the
position of Senator Poindexter, Pro
gressive, and Senator Clapp, Progressive-Republican.
The engagement with
Senator Poindexter, however, was can
celled later and Poindexter was under
stood to be definitely aligned against
the administration of the bill.
Clapp Speaks Frankly.
Senator Clapp went to the White
House in response to an invitation, but
frankly reminded the President that
he had recently made a speech oppos
ing executive interference with Con
gress. Thereupon the President said
that under the circumstances perhaps
the shipping bill had better not be
taken up by them. The question was
discussed briefly, howeved.
Senator Clapp refused to talk about
the interview, but at the White House
it was said that there was no . unpleasantness.
PITTSBURG WATERS HIGH
LO'-LI.G SECTIONS OF CITV ARE
FLOODED BY RIVERS.
Hundreds of Families Move Out of
Homes and Thousands of Men in
Ohio Valley Are Made Idle.
PITTSBURG. Feb. 2. The crest of
the flood, which- began descending on
this district yesterday, was expected to
pass the point where the Allegheny
and Monongahela rivers form the Ohio
at midnight tonight.
The weather bureau forecast 29 feet
at the point at that hour. Early to
night the gauge there showed 27 feet.
with the Allegheny still rising.
The low-lying sections of the city
along the Allegheny and Ohio rivers
were inundated and trolley and rail
road traffic there was at a standstill.
Hundreds of families left their homes
both here and at points up the Alle-
Tho breaking of a huge ice gorge at
Freeport caused the Allegheny to rise
rapidl- today and much ice flowed out-
Many manufacturing plants along the
three rivers were forced to cease op
At Martins Ferry. O.. 4900 men were
forced to quit work. At East Liverpool
four potteries and the municipal pump
ing station were isolated.
Rain ceased falling early today and
the thermometer dropping caused the
weather bureau to express the hope
that the flood's crest would not reach
30 feet. '
ISLAND BILL REPORTED
PROMPT PHILIPPINE INDEPEND
ENCE IRGED ON SENATE.
'car of Political Agitation, If Measure
Is Delayed, Is Expressed by Com
Mittee Amendments Advised.
WASHINGTON". Feb. 2. With a rec
ommendation for- immediate passage.
the revised bill for a greater measure
of self-government and ultimate inde
pendence of the Philippines, was pre
sented to the Senate today. The com
mittee report urges amendments, in
cluding a revision of the preamble.
The substitute tor tne iiouse pre
amble, the report says, "is deemed to
be free of certain ambiguities in tne
House preamble and avoids the refer
ence to debatable historical events in
cluded in the House preamble," and
states in plain language the reasons
for the present bill and declares the
nuroose of the united sstai.es. wnn re
gard to ultimate independence under
The .Senate committee urgea acuon
at this session because longe delay
would inflame and provoke political
agitation, possibly leading to disturb
ance and "increase present business
depression in the islands."
MORE POOR BABIES DIE
RATE IS 5 TIMES GREATER THAN
IN WEALTHIER HOMES.
.More Than 163 Per Thousand Expire
When Fed ArtlBelally, Against One
Fourth as Muuy Natnrnlly Nursed.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. The first re
port of its study of infant mortality
was made public tonight by the fed
eral children's bureau. It is based on
conditions found by the bureaus in
vestigators in Johnstown, Pa.
While it caretully avoids conclusions,
the report points out that in the poor
est sections of Johnston the death rate
was 271 per thousand babies, or more
than five times that in the best resi
dential sections of the city.
Babies whose fathers earned $10 a
week or less, the report says, died at
the rate of 256 per thousand, while
those whose fathers earned $25 or more
a week died at the rate of 84 per
thousand. Only 46.6 babies per thou
sand died under 1 year of age when
breast-fed for at least three months,
as against 165.8 per thousand who died
when fed with artificial foods.
When mothers were employed a large
part of the time in heavy work babies
died at a rap'id rate.
DUEL FOUGHT IN BANK
Farmer Dead, Cashier Wounded and
ITnablc to Tell or Affray.
DEWEESE, Neb., Feb. 2. Peter lled
rick, a young farmer, was killed and
Joseph Peshek, bank cashior, has a
bullet wound in his head and two in
his body, the result of a mysterious
shooting affray here today.
Peshek is unable to talk. He is
cashier of the State Bank of Deweese.
People passing the bank heard sev
eral shots in rapid succession. They
rushed in to find the one man dead
and the other wounded on the floor.
Cuban Slayer's Release Cheered.
HAVANA. Feb. 2. General Ernesto
Asbert, -ex-Governor of Havana Prov
ince, who last June was sentenced by
the Supreme Court to more than 12
years' imprisonment for killing General
Armando Riva, chief of the national
police, was released tonight. He was
escorted from the prison to his home
by cheering crowds.
Xokamaru's Cargo Worth $500,000.
WELLINGTON. N. Z., Feb. 2. via
London The cargo on board the Toko
maru. one of the steamers sunk re
cently in the English Channel by a
German submarine, was valued at
about $500,000. The Tokomaru was on
her way from this port to London
when she was sent to the bottom.
Argentina is shipping grapes to England.
Ohio now has 5525 saloons. In 1906 it
SLIGHT GAIN COSTS
Six Thousand Killed on Polish
Front in Line Less Than
One Mile Long.
RUSSIANS REGAIN LOSSES
Some of Heaviest Fighting ot War
Is Staged Before Warsaw, and
Results in Small Changes
in Positions of Armies.
LONDON, Feb. 1. The new German
attack on the Warsaw front has led to
some of the heaviest fighting of the
war in the east thus far. An official
statement from Petrograd today ad
mits that the Germans succeeded in
carrying Russian trenches in the re
gion of Sochaczew and Borjimow, near
the Vistula and about 30 miles west of
1 1 . k.. that th German suc
cesses were of small importance com
pared with tne losses mey ""
A nD,..i hoH na enormous. On
one front less than a mile long more
than 6000 Germans are said to have
been killed in a week.
A lie IlliMmilB i-iim 1 -
trenches with bayonets and Petrograd
reports that they succeeaeo m fi
ning back a large part of them.
fniA!n. official communica
tion was received today from Vienna:
The general situation is um;iiubt
A Russian attack in the central sec
tion of the Pilica River in Poland has
"The battle in the Carpathians con
tinues on the western front. The Ger
man and Austrian troops were suc
cessful in the fighting on the middle
The Russian communication ionows.
"On the right bank of the Lower Vis
...... T-,.,n-ii-v. -s i nnv caalrv made
a sudden and successful assault upon
the German line along i"e irunu uo
. ii i nl T.nkA OrezcleJo. 15
versts (10 miles) north of Sierpec. cap
turing manv o'.iicers anu ouw0.
"The attempt of the Germans on the
An,. n 41,0 rtffnlvA movement in
the direction of Lipno and Dobrzyn.
supported oy ariuiery in. -
. I.- Kanb- nt thp Vistula front
at the villages of Makow and Dyblin.
the enemy was thrown back to the line
- . . - -. : 1 1 f WAlavA SnH 'fl 7.ic-
OE tne lllIttKca vm.
newo, northwest of Wloclawek. The
Germans in retreating auauuoucu w
Makow many of tneir aeaa.
"In the course of the day of January
31, the enemy, after having concen-
jimow and south of Borjimow a large
force of artillery, developed active
operations against our puomun
-.ua,nnlo firfv Thfi German
very . - .
offensive was distinguished by great
tenacity, advancing in close ranks,
strongly supported from the rear.
Russian I'nlts Retire.
- . i i n.nrotH vlnlont
Alter iitLviiife, .ui.i.v-.
fire in tho morning upon that region.
tne nercenets ui mo vrc.n.c... " - -
compelled some of our units to retire
to the second line oi irencnes.
"In the meanwhile, a counter attack
from another detachment of our forces
drove the enemy from all the trenches
occupied by him. inflicting upon him
enormous losses. -
"Simultaneously with tins attacic on
Borjimow, the Germans delivered a se-
r fAlntio naaniiltM aerflinst OUf
TICS VJl ACWKlvi.. o
front between the villages of Goumlne,
tsourgaue ana mogneiy. uoo
were supported by very heavy artillery
r : I " n miH-Hnv of .IfttlliarV 31.
every one of these assaults was driven
back some bv our ruie tire aim boic
witn tne oayoneu uui uciwcn iinuU.
and 2 P.M., of January 31, the Ger
mans were successiui in occuiiis. a.
part of our trenches. In this they were
i. i 1 i..i K an nnnrrMii- u 1 1 1 K 1 1 M -
tained artillery fire. A little after 2
oclocK we unoertooK a pcunoi i-uuiuci
attack. This was successful and as a
result of it the enemy, the evening of
January 31, retained but a little por
tion of our first line trenches, with a
certain chateau in the country.
Losses Outwelsrli Success.
"It can be said the success of the
Germans January 31 In the vicinity of
Borjimow were relatively insignificant
compared to the losses we inflicted on
the enemy with our artillery fire, our
counter attack and our bayonet
charges. According to reports from our
military chiefs the Russian artillery in
flicted damage on the Germans. Our
guns dispersed dense gatherings of
German infantry and reduced their bat
teries to silence; this maae it possiDie
for us to resist their fierce- attack.
"The fighting in the Carpathians con
tinues. In spite of the reported partici
pation of fresh Austrian troops, which
un to the present time have not ac
tually appeared on our front, we wer
successful in repelling every endeavor
of the enemy to assume the ortenslve
in the vicinity of Mount Beskid and
Mount Wyszkow, and we are continu
ing to advance with success along the
front froth Nljnia Follianka to Loudov
isky. "It should be related that during the
night of January 30-31, at a point near
Molimow, a Russian detachment ad
vanced upon the enemy and dislodged
them from certain positions which
threatened the heads of our trenches.
In this encounter our men used the
bayonet freely and we captured some
, Wounded Ji"lll 60 Wsjcons.
"Local inhabitants relate that the
enemy, after the Lipno-Dobrzyn fight,
used 60 wagons to remove their wound
ed. Germans captured near Bermijow
are authority for the statement that
between January 25 and January SO the
Germans, on a front near Borjimow one
and one half versts long (a little less
than a mile), lost over 6000 men in
killed. The wounded were numerous.
''"In the Carpathians, between Janu
ary 26 and 29, on the front between
Nijnia, Pollianka and Loudovisky, we
captured 78 officers, 4065 soldiers, four
pieces of artillery and 10 machine
The German War Office today said:
"There have been no important de
velopments on the East Prussian fron
tier. "In Poland, north of the Vistula and
near Lipno, we have had encounters
with detachments of Russian cavalry.
South of the Vistula our attacks con
tinue to progress." .
I'cdcral Food Laws Put Over.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. Various bills
to strengthen the pure food laws, the
McKellar bill to regulate cold storage
and the Administration bill to supply
lapses in the commodities clause of the
interstate commerce law developed in
court decisions, were put over to the
next session in the House today be
cause of the pressure of other legis
lation to be handled before March 4.
Australian Troops Reach Kg pt.
LONDON. Feb. 3. The second Aus
tralian contingent has arrived in
Egypt and has joinedy the first con
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NAVAL IN OBJECT
Hobson Shell Requirement Is
Opposed by Board.
KIND USED AS GOOD AS ANY
Requirement of Power to Tcnetratc
10-lnch Armor at 12,000 Yards
Would Put Xation's Prepared
ness in Danger, Is View.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. Secretary
Daniels sent to the House today a re
port from a special board of naval of
ficers expressing the opinion that the
Navy"3 preparedness for war would bo
nut in teoDardv by the Hobson amend
ment to the pending naval appropria
tion bill, forbidding the purchase ot i-
or 14-inch armor piercing shells, un
less it is demonstrated that they can
pierce 10-ihch armor at 12,000 yards.
This amendment was adopted by the
House several days ago, but probub'y
will be voted on again when the bill
is advanced to the point of final pas
sage. The House spent many hours to
day and tonight on tho measure. Most
of the debate centering upon the pro
vision which would abolish tho so-
called "plucking board."
Shells as tnood as Any.
in it rnort on the Hobson amend
ment the special board, which is headed
by Rear Admiral Flake, said:
"The Board Is of the opinion that
such a prevision would jeopardize the
readiness of the Navy for war. We
believe that our armor piercing aliens
are as good as any that any antagonist
could use against us and are as good as
can be made in the present state of
the metallurgical art.
Mr. Daniels also submitted a report
of the board on recent tests of a high
explosive shell which has been urged
as a substitute for the armor piercing
Isham Shell JKot KfTertlvr.
"The Board on torpedo shells has the
honor to report that in Its opinion the
experiments held with the Isham shell
on January 27 were not conclusive and
fell far short of demonstrating tnat
the Isham shell can be considered an
effective weapon of naval warfare.
"All the shells ricocheted that tell at
distances of 8000 yards or less. Out of
seven fuses only two operated cor
rectly, and. the shell being lined witn
black powder only no proof wss given
Cigarette fifteen years ago
are smokers of
Cigarettes today (
ad Egyptian GgmOn&ittVU
thai if high explosives had been In ths
shell It could have been detonated. Ths
experiments, however, are to bo continued."
Women Vole for Commission.
JULIET. III.. Feb. S The Women's
vote todsy oven-am tho msle opposi
tion and Jolict. a city of SO.ixiO popula
tion, will hsve tho commission form
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Do this once or twice day.
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