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VOL, I-NO. 76
PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1914.
Cerraionr, 1914, in rai Pcstto LtMza Con Mttr
.German Army From East
Prussia Menaces War
saw ' by - Drive From
Mlawa Toward Novo
hold. Petrograd Admits Renewed
Fighting in Northern Po
land and Announces Hew
Advance on Thorn Cra
cow Siege Reported Lifted
Warsaw is in peril 'from an attack
from the Siorth. German troops arc
advancing' from Mlawa toward Noyo
Georgievsk, the great fortress which
serves as a defense for the Polish
capital. Berlin reports hot pursuit of
jie enemy south and west of Lodz,
tut the Petrograd version is that the
Genua n offensive has bech checked
in both the Lodz and' Lowicz fields.
Admission, however, is made of fight
ing along the Soldau-Thorh line.
Soldau is but a few miles from
Mlawa, where the Germans assert
their superiority. From Vienna icome
rumors that tjie investment of Cracow
has been checked and that the Czar's
left wing is withdrawing.
The successful advance of the Allied
forces at many points along the lines
in Belgium and France is'rcpprted lit
this afternoon's cammuniaue from the
French War Offifie. -Tije 'capture.' of
icverai trencnes in tne ATgohne.is.tp;
some" erttenf-ofFlcf. by tHel admission
that the Germans have succeeded in
blowing ilp a French trench in the
L Aisne 'region. ,' '
On the Mouse the French artillerv
lit maintaining its advantage, and in
Concluded on Fane Four
110,000 Tire at Charleston Yard
, BOSTON, Mass.. Dec, 9. Fire today de
stroyed building; No, 64 at the Charleston
Navyyard, and for a time threatened
other structures In which were stored
munitions of war. Five thousand, roa
Jlnes and sailors helped the Boston fire
men flsht the fire, for which two alarms
were sounded. The loss Is estimated at
Father Penn was a pretty disgruntled
; Individual when he opened one eye this
' morning and sized up conditions outdoors
Four days of rain, snow, hall and every
other unpopular variety of weather on the
winter schedule seemed almost enoush.
But. Jupiter Piuvlus refuses to et -up
his controlling position, and has his hand
gripped hard on the rain lever. So, It's,
another day of rubbers, raincoats, urn
brellcs, red flannel throat poultices and
Quinine. If the sun Is ever going- tq
shine again there Is no one quite willing
to predict wtlcn.
Not even tha weatherman, . v
For Philadelphia and vicinity
Continued cloudy and uneetted
weather with occasional light" riH
fir anovr. ,
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OFFICIAL WAR REPORTS
the fighting which developed in the
Prsnsnysz-Ctechanow replon 1 still in
pt ogress. Engagements nte nltq taking
placi in the tldnity Of Ploltokow, whete
we had partial succtss. The battle which
began on Decemoer S southeast of Cracow
oertedcn WMletka and the Uunafec River
it in our favor. Afttr gallantly forcing
a passage on the riier hi Weu Sanrteo,
.Russian refnorccmenls inflicted a stvere
defeat upon the German forces In the
LOsoiina Valley by throwing an envelop
lug force around the German' right wing,
We' arc stilt pursuing the offensive.
In the Argonnc forest we gained sev
eral places. The 'ranch sutferert heaiy
losses in the battle north of Nancy j-c-,
ported yesterday. Our losses were coin
West of fiie(in a Diilirfiiip flying the
Kid Cross flag was bombarded by our
troops, who ascertained, by means of
photographs taken by' aviators, that be
hind it was hldden'a heavy rrench bat
tery. No iieto reports 7iatc 6een received from
East Prussia. '
fn Southern Poland our troops arp in
toucfi with the Russians, who have'come
Ma standstill at Mlcchow (U miles north
righting for the possession of Lowlc:'
In Southern Poland the Austro'llun
garians have successfully icncwcd their
From the sea to the Lys, dung the day
of the 8th, there were artillery duels.
In the region of .Arras and farther to
the sqiilt, thetc is nothing to report All
the positions gained by us in the last two
days- have been organize! and strength
ened. I In the icglon of Vib Aisiie there were'
artillery duels, and with our infantry we
made xtpprcclable progress. Scleral Ocr
iiinii trenches hate been captured. We
hate made progress on all the front 'ex
cept at a single point, where the enemy
blew uji one of oir trenches telth. a mine.
On the heights of the Meuse our artll
lertl easily mastered that of the enemy. In
that region, as aWo in the ylrflronne we
Jiaie advanced' on the entire rout niid
taken several of the enemy's trenches. It
has been tha same in the forest of he
In the Vosgcs we haio repulsed numer
ous attacks to the northwest of Btnones.
rt the rest of the 'Yosges section the
cueni did not make any -serious effort to
attack on the Sth 'the positions taken by
us last taeei:.
In Russia the stubborn attacks of the
Germans against the Ilow-Lowlcz.Btry-how-Lods
front and a line r mining from
north to south six kilometres to the west
of Plotrokow have been repulsed,
Nevertheless, by reason of the arrow
shaped, position of the line, the Russians
five felt It necessary to eiacilato Lod:.
(This is the first official confirmation of
the German claim of Uetory at Lodz.)
Fighting in western Gallcia is very
We attacked and'beat back the enema
jronj posttlonS'attobe;vcs and "IVIellctia.
uur ni(accsconiinnc, 1 1 ' c-:
nave everywnere uecn repnisea.
The Servian offensive (s succeeding on
the whole front. The etieniy is retreating
everywhere, leaving f large numbers 0
ptsoner and auns and Quantities of sup
plies. We have taken more than iO.OOO
AUSTRIANS CAPTUflE 23,000
RUSSIANS IN-WEST GALICIA
Halt Czar's Advance, Also Gain,
Ground In Servia,
"WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.-Austro-Hun-garlan
troops were lctorIous In the fight
ing In "West1 Gallcia when they attacked
from the, south the advancing1 Russians
and captured 3,000 prisoners, according
to a message from the Foreign Office at
Vienna to the Austrian Embassy' here
today. The message reads :
"Battle In Poland progresses favorably.
In West Gallcia Ausfro-Uungarlans at
tacked from the south the advancing
Russians., and captured 13,000 prisoners.
Our troaps gained ground south of Bel
gradeirThp enemy with reinforcements
continues violent attacks near Aransyel-
fbvac Prince Liechtenstein. Austrian uel-
gat, and Deputy Fekar, Hungarian dele
'gate, left for Genoa to greet the Amer
ican Christmas ship Jason Germany also
sent a delegate. Publlo manifests grati
tude for this proof of 'smypathy suggested
LORD ANNESLEY KILLED
IN AIR BY THE GERMANS
British Earl and Hia Aids Slain in
LpNDON, Dec. 9. Thef Earl of An
nesley and his companion, lieutenant
Beevor, who disappeared early last
month after starting on an aeroplane
flight to the Continent, were both killed
by the Germans
The Countess of Annesley wastotfied
today that her husband and Lieutenant
Ueevqr were shot on November 5 while
flying over Ostendr '
AIRMAN WRECKS TRAIN
Preach, Flyer-.Hakes Sold Eaid In
' Belgian Town.
AMSTRDAM Dejj. ,-A French, air
man on Stfudayv attempted to raid, the
petroleum, and ammunition stores near
Felu.y, In the Majglan province of Hauv
ault. wbtoh were guarded by a strong
German force. '
The soldier opened, a tejrifle fire, and
for4 him to asend higher. A German
bhjlajie rose and took up the pursuit.
The Frenchman 3upd, fcaWpsr dropped
a bomb whlefc hit an aBiraunUIoa train.
The,o ears re blown, up.
NO PEACE PRIZE THIS YEAR '
PwUaBtary Nobel Commlttse
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TWO ENGINEERS DIE
IN CRASH OF TRAINS;
Reading Superintendent De
clares Switching of
Freight, Despite Warning
Signal, Caused Wreck.
A brakemau yio opened n. switch, with
a red Mgnftl showing, and permitted a
frclghUtratu to run to.n track where It
was struck head on by p. speeding pas
senger train near Roycrsford this morn
ing Is uthmed for a wreck that cost two
lives, by V. II. KefTor, superintendent of
the Philadelphia ond Reading Railway
KctTor Issued a statement ths afternoon
In which ho declared the brakctnnu, Clar
ence Snyder, or this city, responsible for
tho wreck. He asserts that Snjder said
It wns too dnrk for him to see tho color
of the slnnnl at tho Junction of tho switch
nnd tho passenger track. Sns'dcr also
said, according to Kcffer, that ho opened
tho switch by orders or the entsltiwi of
tho freight train, who was killed in the
wreck. Tho other man killed wui the
engineer of the passenger train.
"If over there wan n case of criminal
negligence," said Kcffer, "tills Is one "
Coroner William NeMllc, of Consho
hocken. Is Im estimating the case. When
jKcffer'a statement wns called to his nt-
tcntlorl ho refused to make comment on
Jt other than that ho wpuld Institute pro
ceedings ir he found any cMdcncc of
J, P. Dahomey, a rcprcscirtatU o of the
State Rnllrond Commission, Is lncstl
gattng tho wreck.
I SECOND DISASTER AVERTED.
, Tho dead nro Joseph Springer, engi
neer of the pnssciiger train, of Tumn
qua, and Carl Fisher, engineer of tho
freight train, of Reading.
Tho seriously Injured aro John W.
Stnllcr. of Tamaqua, and Paul J.Lcldy,
of Port Carbon. Staller wai fireman onf
mo passenger cuisine iuiu xjcmy uu mo
Roth are In the Phoenlxville Hospital.
Sit other persons, most of them pas
sengers, were less seriously hurt and did
not go to a hospital. They were treated
by phjslclnno hurried to the scene from
tho Roersford Hospital and other nearby
Roth engines wero demolished nnd
three cars of each train were derailed,
completely blocking the line and halt
ing nil traffic over tho road until emer
gency trains could be sent out.
Another passenger train from Philadel
phia was approaching the- wreak and the
loss of Ufa wo.ul dhave ,becn greater had
It not been for. the presence of mind of
Iaa.c Funk, of Phoenlxville, He rpn
along tha track with a. rtd lantern and
succeeded in stqpplng the auprtKj chins,
rum wjllMfi Jimw yuiB vl uiu w(CVt.uBu.
Search w&s made in the smokinir
ureckago of the' two locomotives for
b0dlesfor several hours. The paBsenger
train -was njado up of wooden coaches.
None d as overturned dr smashed, but all
tho passengers wero badly shaken up and
many were bruised or cut by flying glass.
Springer died at the Phoenliville Hos
pital a few mln,utea after he had been
admitted rishor'abpdy, scalded nnd mu
tilated, was taken from the wreckage
nearly an hour after the trains crashed.
DEAD HAND HELD "THROTTLE.
Tho tinln, an express known as the
Ruflnlo, was due at the Reading Ter
minal at C:M o'clock. It was Hearing
tho Royersford station and was sloping
up when It lilt the freight, which was
pulling into the main track from a side
Springer died a hero. When his body
was discovered the dead engineer's hand,
was still grasping the throttle, part of
Which was Imbedded In his body.
Leldy, fireman of the freight train,
showed remarkable grit while he was
plploncd under tho locomotive. He di
rected the efforts of those who rescued
him and asked for cigarettes. He smoked
several and when finally extricated was
still puffing He was hurried to the
Phoenlxville Hospital. It was necessary
to amputate his right Teg. His condition
Staller, fireman of the passenger tialn,
will tecover. Responsibility for the wreck
Was" placed upon Carl Fisher, the dead
engineer of the freight train, by Sny
der In a statement made to C. H.
Ewlng, general superintendent, and to
Kefter. Snder said Fisher ordered him
to switch the train to the main track and
thit he did so In the face dt a red light.
When the collision occurred none of
the passengers In the sleeper was awake.
They were thrown to the floor by the
terrific Impact and most of them got out
of the car In their night clothes.
The baggage coach was of the latest
steel type and acted as a barrier for the
wooden coaches. In the rear.
Many of the passengers were slightly
cut and bruised. They were attended by
Drs Benjamin A. Tyler, E. M. Vaughn,
of Bridgeport, and Dr. Charles Bower,
of Spring City. .
Reading trains on this line are now
being run on the Pennsylvania tracks.
TRAIN SMASH IN CITY; 3 HUfjT
Heading local Derailed at Hunting
don St, by Switchln-j Engine,
A switching engine,' pushing a refriger
ator car loaded with beef, crashed Into
the combination baggage oar and smoker
cf the southbound Chestnut Hill local on
the Reading Railway early this morning.
Injuring three men and shoeklng and
bruising a dozen others, The entire train
Thjs Chestnut Hill train had stopped at
the' Huntingdon street station when thu
era sh occurred. Only one -passenger was
seriously Injured, Alfred 'Waserman, qf
the Colonnade Hotel. He was given Im
mediate medleal attention. Robert U,
Stennlek, iU Worth Uth street, fireman
of the swItohlBg looomotlve, was severely
eat by ln debris George &einvn,
the aooJuetor of the train, suffered
binges and laseftlsns
MISSING FROJHtS HOME
W asti IwrfuJ Ohfldraa Wait for
LM vll:r(jPsmSSBB WsWePs jsjlp f HV
tractod laotbw May ftetiKjr wU
lua the rwturti of W(Ht THsaweriimt, ttf
8i7 Hail itntt who waUhwl saveAi of
Zlinmeiuuu KUluu ice Js.l Ate iflgfttlW,
bas tasa la dttlwixl courts as a dtteoal-
ijt He m affucticd vita tubsrciUucta.
tam w t m uutuo
1 later the vMblrsB . Mlaaatf. lo
s ajumMHm otr wi .oc wwrfi oi
i tsi arttoiteA. Mt
PRINCIPALS IN DOUBLE TRAGEDY
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Miss Anna Conway, a school teacher, waa shot and killed at her
home on South Hemberirer street by Jeffie B. Adams, petty officer on
the United States ship Tallahassee, who then ended his own life on
the threshold of the front door.
WITH BUSINESS MEN
ON REVIVAL PLANS
Wayne MacVeagh, of Phil
adelphia, and Irving T.
Bush, of New York, First
to Give Ideas.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 9.-Wane Jlac
Vcagh, of Plllladelhhla, and Inlng T.
Bush, of New York, president of tho
Bush Terminal Company, nrrhed today
for a conference with President "Wilson.
Tho conference, coming on tho heels of
tho President's announcement to the
business world In this message to Con
gress yesterday that It had nothing fur
ther to fear In a legislative way, was con
Mi. Bush was at theWhlte House as
tho representative of tllo. New Tori:
Chamber of Commerce to ascertain the
Prcsfdent's views as to the purchase- of
foreign sl)Ipa by Amertcanvcjipita'l; The
New Yorker- Vs ''(ihalfman ot 'it special,
tonlrrllttee bfllio cha.mlier'lirLvlni- tills
matter In ha,rge,-ande5(ressed h.lde,
'sire to get the Administration's views as
to the manner In which foreign ships
might be acquired.
The White House announced Informally
today that various delegations of busi
ness men from all parts of the country
would confer In the near future with
President Wilson regarding the condi
tion of Industries of the natlpn. A group
of Chlcagc&ns will consult with him to
day regarding conditions In Illinois, In
diana and Ohio, and others are expected
In the next few dais.
The President desires to get In close
touch V 1th business Interests and to give
,all possible encouragement to Industrial
activities, secretary or commerce lled
Ileld has been In closer touch with the
President than any other Cabinet mem
ber for the last few weeks, and Is watch
ing closely even' fluctuation In the com
mercial and Industrial statistics. He la
confident that conditions are now steadily
'All that remains for the completion of
the President's business program Is the
nomination and confirmation of his Ted
eral Trade Commission of five members.
This co-nmlsslon, It Is understood, will be
selected by the end of next-weolc. Bo for
onl one person s certain of.nppolntment,.
Joseph Davis, of Wisconsin, now' Com
missioner of Corporations, whose office Is
abolished by the creation of the new
The present understanding is that the
commission will Include two lawyers., of
whom Mr, Davis Is one; two business
men, one of whom shall have had ex
perience In foreign trade, and one high
class economist. In recent Interviews the
President has let It be known that there
will be no preliminary announcement of
His experience with the publicity given
the men he wanted to servo on the Fed
eral Reserve Board has convinced him,
he has told his friends, that it Is best tq
say nothing about his selections until the
list Is ready to be sent to the Senate.
RUNAWAY COUPLE ARRESTED
Youth and Girl Stopped as They
Board Train in Station,
A carefully planned elopement was
spoiled today when Mis Gertrude Wei
stir, IS years old, of 391S Hellerman street,
and Walter Thomas, 21 years od, of VM
Plerco street, were arrested In Broad
street station aa they were boarding a
train for Blkton, Ifd. They were taken
tor the Central police station and held for
a hearing before Magistrate Itenshaw
It Is eald the girl's father had no objec
tion to the marriage, but Mrs Welser
was opposed. Wfiw she missed her
daughter and heard the girl had been
seen with Thomas, she telephoned police
headquarters and asked that the couple
TWO MILLIONAIRES KILLgD
Third Mru Seriously Injured Whea
GRAND HAP IDS. Mlah.. Dea. S George
Brandt, ViM Wjfcfot of the Or
fVJt, sMretwrr X tfie vm MuBurao-
tvirlus CemoajMr, vwJ mllUoaaiws, wye,
kRled today witta thotr auiomaUie -turned
at 4 slurp eurve In the Reada
a Kuttrtr, a tbitt MwKbw of tae
rtir. wu sertomly Injured.
SAFSTY A3? Smi JfAVORMJ
Fragment's Spajstion "Quickly
tka Up Ijy Saapio Cummitta
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TEACPR SHOT DEAD
BY REJECTED SUITOR,
WHO KILLS HIMSELF
Petty Officer of U.S. Talla
hassee Fatally Wounds
Young Woman, Who Dies
in Her Mother's Arms.
A joung teacher of the James Wilsoti
Public School was shot and Instantly
Killed last night at her home by a petty
officer lit the UnltPd States ship Talla
hsssce. whom she had rojectcd. The
sailor then ended his own life.
The girl was Miss Anna Conway, 221
South ilemberger street, and the man
Jefflo B Adams. Sho was 21 years old
ttnd Adams a year older. The girl died In
the arms of her mother at tho head of the
stai.way in their hnme. Adams toppled
over the threshold of the front door and
was dead when a policeman arrived a
Miss Conway had been a teacher fdr
some years at tho James Wilson School,
i:th and Wharton ptrcets, Sho had beet)
receiving attentions from Adams for
noma ,tlmet against the wishes, of, Jier
rvfrmi.t fiml fimllv. ami Inst flundnv tilcht
'she promlse'd her mother sho'w'ouli give
A card party waa held at the Conway
homo last night. Adams, thcAigh pot n-vltedaccardlng-to
other guest:,, appeared
white the affair was In progress and wns
admitted to the house. When the other
guests had gone he lingered to1 tall; to
Miss Conway. Sho told him she did not
want htm tp call on her again and der
dared If he did ho would not be admitted
to tho house.
An argument followed. Mrs. Conway,
whot had retired, heard her daughter ahd
Adams quarreling nnd went to the head
of the stairway. As she was about to
descend sho heard two shots. Adams
had whipped out an automatic revolver
and shot Miss Conway over the heait.
She turned, and started up the stairs.
Adams then shot himself through the
head, dying Instantly. The girl managed
to reach tllo top of the stairs, where sho
was caught by her mother and died an
Instant later. Policemen Magulre and
Andeison and Sergeant Minus, of the
,10th and Federal streets station, heard
tho shots and hurried to the house, Thej
found Adams dead da the front step, his
feet In the hallway,
A brother ot the muidered girl Is a
member of the Harrisburg team In the
Trlstaie League. She was widely known
Search pf Adams' clothing brought to
iirlit a. natter containing the names ot
Mrs. George W. Adams, of Oakland, 311 ,
who Is his mother. " Another paper showed
that he had obtained a five-day leave ot
absence from the Tallahassee, which Is
THIRTEEN HURLED TO DEATH
IN MINE-BY AN EXPLOSION
Dynamite Destroyed Carriage in
Which Scranton Workers Were
SCBANTOX, Pa.. De 9.-Thlrteen
miners were Instantly killed early today
while descending into the Tripp shaft of
the Lackawanna Coal Company.
One of the- men dropped to tho bottom
of the, cage a quantity ot dynamite which
he waa taking Into the mine.
One man saved his life by clinging tq
an Iron rod on the carriage. ,-.
Most ot the dead men are- foreigners.
The. law allows onl ten men at one
time an a mine carriage. The coal com
pany officials, while not denying that
there were 1 men on the cage this
morning, say that It Is possible that the
concussion blew four men from the op
posite carriage which waa ascending and
was 'about 60 feet below
AGAINST IMMIGRATION BILL
Senator Reed Opposes He&sjira In
cluding Xiteraoy Teat,
WASHINGTON. pe. s.-Qn mattoa of
Senator SMith, K South Carolina, BbaJ
man of thfe Imrstaratloji ComwlU, tie
Senate today took Mm for coetdrtlQ
the pending linntUralloo QUI with its lit
Wbtt a muatt Uat the rMdlHg of
the bill be dJggwtM with Sauator H4.
of Missouri. Mctaj J demand U
Mgular q4i. dwilrlq tfeat ad J
been In tha Stool eUawswr wa tha
moUoflf w 4 t M ua tfaa MU h
would ba,va b.Jat4 rlU4By to, Ua
beta nnKHVl t Una Uhw.
rw reu VJVtate. cuaa for CJUr
ui. lu (.oat WW.0W uad ta otfeer for
patrol dui In haw ork harbor to uat
$1&Oud i (irupOMsd In bi'l in.Uu
JU1.6J iKn .rrnoi!i by stuitu Ban..
geuatior t-a l-yUeur in Vavunjm, t
pajarad hi tba Suat fh,.mt-J today for
tlj ini luaaa siumc .Imu, 23 aat H
la U heplts ,- .;jo stuatsa v-.t
tu4a Lr??f4M io W ittt i' muh.1 Mit
II.. i, ti4 ..jiu.j. .. utn tuna ftls
FORTUNE TELLER'S ADVICE
FAILS TO REVEAL LOST $120
Wife of Austrian Soldier Searches
Two Weeks In Vain,
After a two weeks' fruitless search,
directed by a foftune teller, Mrs. Olga
Mnrpuikn. 313 Gideon street, came In
grief to City Hall today and asked police
to help her find 1120 she lost In Franklin
Square Sho admitted the fortune teller
must hive been mistaken. Mrs. Marpus
ka has been Using alone In Philadelphia
over since her husband left to Joint the
Austrian army two months ago
Tho day nfter Thanksgiving, sho went
for a wall; In Franklin Square In her
pockctbook was $120 In bill, most of tfie
money left by her husband when he
sailed for Austria. When Mrs. Marpuska
roturncd home she dheq-vcred the moriey
was gone. That nlglit she consulted a.
fortune teller on Darlcn stroct nnd asked
him to tell whero the money wns.
"He replied, she says, that four school
children who lived near 7fh and Callow -hill
strsctg had picked It up Mrs. Mar
puska. haunted the neighborhood of "tit
nnd Callowhlll streets Until today, when
she decided Ihe forturie teller has de
ceived hor. Police officials assured her a,
cearch would bo made and that they
would question the fortune teller.
SUBMARINES NO TERROR,
ADMIRAL FLETCHER SAYS
They Have Caused "No Serious Dam
age" in the War, Ho Testifies.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.-Krom Ad
miral rietcher, who commanded the war
ships nt Vera Cruz, tho House Naval
Committee today heard tho "submarine
torror" riddled. Ho said Europe's war
had not shown this weapon a decisive
one. and declnred that a "skilful enemy"
need not give this weapon tho opportunity
to wreck havoc.
Ho said that, though spectacular and
affecting the imagination of the world,
tho submarine waa still lacking tho powe'
to dcttrmlno a conflict: battleships wpuld
remain tllo deciding factors In a war. v
Only ono 'submarine on tho Atlantic
coast is In fit battle condition, ho said.
Others aro undorgolngv repairs. In case
of sudden hostilities, ho added, they
could bo whipped Into shape, within two
to four weeks. Ho estimated that 40
or 50 effective submarines' on the .At
lantic coast and a) or CO on the Pacific
coast would answer all needs. The fleet
Is In general In a very satisfactory con
dition, he said. He considered New York
immune from attack.
Admiral Fletcher held that if a fleet
kept moving, used Its usual guards, aero
Planes and searchlights, this would as
sist materially In locating submarines.
Further than that he would not tell how
to avoid the peril, saying that to do
so would disclose a military secret.
Submarines thus far have done "no
serious damage" In tho European War.
Ho maintained England could not come
to America's large ports with her navy
and destroy fleets anchored oft them.
Secretary Daniels was scheduled to
GERMAN AVIATORS DROP
""" FIVE BOMBS ON DOVER
Report of Daring Cross-channel Raid
NEW YOIUC. Dec 9.--Five bombs
have been dropped by German aviators
on Dover, Eng., only SO miles from Lon
don. This Information Is contained In
malt advices from London.
When the Germans announced the raid
recently, and It became known that the
aviators who made the attack1 had been
awarded the Iron Cross, Londoners
laughed, believing the reported achieve
ment mere fiction. But the real facts
aro the Germans actually accomplished
the feat, though the damage they did
Lleutenunt Karl Kaspar arid Lieutenant
Richard Qtto made the flight to Dover,
starting from a point near Ostend.
An effort whb made to bring the hos
tile aeroplane down, but It was at a great
altitude and none of the shots was suc
cessful. CONSTABLE DENIES NEGLECT
Did Not Remove Man'u Body Because
Not Informed of Death.
Constable Thompson, ot Llanercli, to
day answered the criticism which has
been directed against him Thompson
was accused of neglect of duty In fall
ing to remove the body of James Galla
gher, Cj years old, of Pennfleld, which
was found on the road. In the rain, west
of Pennfleld station, on Sunday morn
ing. The constable said today be was
not In his office on that day and waa
therefore unable to receive the message,
of A. r. Garrett, a milkman, who jays
he telephoned to the constable Inform
ing him of the case.
Constable Thompson said on Sunday
morning his telephone was out of order
nnrl even If he hat been nresent In his
offtce he could not h'ave received Garrett's
The body of Gallaglrer was removeiJ
to the Morgue at tne onby of XJoronei
Donnelly, who was notified ot the acci
dent1, and vas xnenoe sent norae. non
stable Thompson presented his defense
to Captain Donaghy. of tho Ardroore pd
lice station today, who- ask.df (or an
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KILLED BY HIS WIFE
Contractor Shot by Woman, Who
Says She Fired, to Self-defense.
PQTT8VJLLE. Pa,, Dec. 9.-Nleholaa
Plmldlo, 60. prominent and successful
mining contractor, died today aa a re
sult of bullat wounds iofllctsd by hU
wife last night at their home at Jon
town, nea,r hare.
According to tba waaaaa's story
Dlmldto. who waa Sntoxleatad, Heed at
her and the bullet west wide at tbb
mark. She. then satxad a vver and
Hrd four aou at Ww.
DiBUdVwas the tmthw of sv ohu
4n, j oo ot wfeMi is a, student' at
the UnlvrlU' of PefHtayivaAlaJ aad a
saooivi av DUicHw Law Sahoal at
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Emperor's Illness More Seri-
ous Than Reported His
Death Forecast by French
BERLIN, Dec. 4.
Kaiser Wflhclm has pneumonia anil Is
declared to bo seriously1 in. S'ollowlnjf
the oTriijiRl, announcement UiSjt tho Kaiser
waa Buffering from bronchial, catarrh
It was learned hero trie Illness wan mors
serious than reported.
It was stated earlier In the day that
the condition of his Majesty wai satis
factory. It was . generally understood
yesterday, however, rrom the tone of
the announcement ot the Kaiser's Illness
that he would not be able to return to
the front for some time.
Ho has been cither on the eastern or
western front with his troop3almost con
stantly slnco the war began. Rls'present
Illness Is attributed to exposure In tha
twlntei1 weather, which has prevailed on
The Kaiser has done almost all of his
traveling by automobile, and has been
accompanied by his staff physician.
LONDON Dec. 9 An Exchange Tele
graph agehcy dispatch from Amsterdam
"Berlin dispatches state that tha
-Kaiser's condition Is described as serious
and that ho Is suffering from pneumonia,
combined with nervous depression, as
a result of overexertion, and continual
headaches. He la extremely violent to
ward thoso around him, and has been
advised not to return to thd front."
The Illness of Emperor Willlani, -which
was announced oMdally by Berlin last
night, was prophesied months agq by
SIndame Thebes, a Paris woman who Is
reputed to possess the power of second
Bight. At tho same time, Madame Thebes
predicted that the Illness ot the Kaiser
would end In victory for the Allies with
in a year. Phe said the Kaiser would
be HI this month.
Official announcement from, Berlin
states thnt the German Emperor waa
suffering from d feverish brohclilal ca
tarrh, and has been obliged to' postpone
ftir some days his return to tha front.
Which Was arranged for yesterday.
!Xbo Parisian -woman. In h prophcci. '
stated that he Kaiser's Illness would
be Just such ft condition as has come to
pass. She said, however, that, his Nines
would be caused by exposure from re
maining In the damp trenched for ions
What caused the Kaiser to be stricken
by the bronchial affection has hot -i
announced, but bronchial troubles ..
usually the outcome of a severe; cold,
Tho Kaiser, despite severe winter
weather, has Insisted upon visiting bis
soldiers In thj trenches In both the Kast
ern and Western theatres of war.
Madame Thebes said that Emperor
William's Illness ultimately would causo
On numerpus occasions has Madame
ThebeB prophesied tho coming of dis
asters to nations and persons. While
theso catastrophes have not faUen upon
tha day named by tho Parisian prophetess,
their closeness to the time such events
actually happened drew widespread at
tention. At the time Madame Thebes made her
prediction about the mammoth ptrpggla
in Europe, the tide was In favor of tha
Allies. It was but a few weeks after
the opening of the war when the French
were sweeping everything before them In
Alsace and Lorraine. The Germans were,
then before Liege, where a handful of
Belgian soldtera kept at bay an entire
branch of the German army
Little attention waa then paid to her
prediction, and It had almost been for
gotten until jesterday'a news ot the
Illness of the Kaiser. To Parisians tba
prediction of Madame Thebes stand as
an Iron-bound promise.
REAL CHINESE PUZZIE
Celestial Sailors Won't Go to Sea
Again, Yet Hust Not Land.
Jt a Chinaman sailor Is thrown into
state of fear after a heavy storm and
refuses to return to his duty while the
law ot the land forbids his landing, what
Is h to doT And what are hi euiploj
era and the Immigration officials tp do
This puzzling problem now confronts
nine Chinese, sailors and ibe, captain of
the ship Fhyra. Menler. just landed in
this port from Baltimore after a voy
of six days over a courea, which uaaaUy
is traversed In a. day and half
Captain Johnson said this. juurHln M
Chinese satlora were so frightened by
the raging -wind and rolling waves- that
they declared they would never fro to
The immigration offlalal will not per
mit them to land, the captain earn, and
he dare not use force to makfe tfaa
perform their duty.
Iftrank Seutansed to, Be Hng4
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