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H FINANCIAL EDITION NIGHT EXTRA uenittn BJrtiger NIGHT EXTRA JC vob-ii-0-127 PniLADEIiPHIA, WEDNESDAY, JjUSBIlUAltY 9, 1J)1G. CoriitstiT, 1010, at the r colic Lkdoeh Commni PRICE ONE GENT "NEW TARIFF BILL DOESN'T MENTION ANY PROTECTION ' --Measure in Congress Filled : -tyith Flans to .uncum . age" Industry CREATES A COMMISSION v . i'GlvcAhc Body Broad Powers. Administration uacKs nun w , "Organize Permanent Board cm Duties of Proposed Tariff Boat'd Members Investigate and recommend to Congress the encouragement of Xnuircnto industrmlcondltions it home and abroad nnd rccom l'd rendjustment of tariff duties. AWt tlio Federal Trade Com mission in "prevcntinK the dump Eg of foreign products upon the American' market, in unfair and destructive competition. Investigate relations of duties on row and "isncd Products and 'tariff classifications. Investigate industrial and rev enue producing "effect of duties, conditions of competition between American and foreign producers,' .j'i. in,vnnrnwR nnd disadvan- tagcs of American producers. v WASHINGTON, Fob. 9. Tho Admlnls- tra.Uqns views ana iimna ui ... " commission were today laid before Con ss A now bill, differing materially from tho measures nlrondy introduced ind creating a commission with broad Mfferscxtendlng far beyond tho tarlrt-L ms Introduced Jn tho House by Repre sentative Dorcmus, of Michigan, who is chairman of the Democratic Congres sional Campaign Committee. Dorcmus, one of tho original Tariff Commission Demoernls, has been in closo touch with Secretary of tho Treasury SicAdoo nnd other Administration or llclals since the President nnnounccrt him self Iri favor of tho scheme. 1$ ' PIAN TO MEET ARGUMKNTS. f A.. r AMiic Villi tu flnalrvnod 'tr nifM B'f . . .a .Ill, t - u.- - A al4tlm linirn 11 rtr inn nnimnni iiririiiiiiiiiN ivimlii ntivu ? lcrn directed ngnlnst the Democratic .tirllMaw. It wouiu open tno wny ior a iMirniirh revision of tho tnrlff in almost Kf-wV. direction, and to filled with plans 9 for the "encourngement" of Amorlcnn In- .du'strr. Nowhero In thfe bill Is the pro tlm nnllcv. tho dread of tho Domo- .mh. mentioned, nut there nro broad P- Mnts'ot "preventing unfnlr and dostruc- RiuWhflo ho omclnl Indorsement tor tho El. . '"A -. t.MAt llm rtniwmna i&neajrare was accented as voicing tho Ad- "mlfflatration'B plan. It, with nil other Sjt'.tarjltcommlsslon bills, will be taken up by ft--wa uciuocrais ot ino iiuusu ivjh mm Esklteans Commltteo on Thursday. gt The bill provides for a commission or Pj.llVe. no more than three of o'no political party, 10 oe numeq uy mc ru-aiutuu VEirh wmilil renelve a snlarv of $10,000 and l-I would devote his whole time to the com- mission. The powers or tho commission h would ho limited to investigation, and tHports to Congress nnd tho JJresldont. A AIMS OP THE MEASURE. ..Ahe bill would authorize tho com- LJ, fission: i tfo invesugato and .rccommena to i;on "rrpsa the encourngement of now ln- dustrlea. " "To Investigate Industrial conditions at pjkojpe and abroad and recommend rcad- jusfuienui oi uinu uuuea. v - Ti recommend maximum and minimum F- UriB rates, leaving tho Federal Trade commission to fix tho rates between the established limits. To assist tho Fedora! Trade. Commls- l' tlm i'p "preventing tho dumping of for- cifn. prouucis upon tno American mancet la unfair and destructive competition." To investigate .the relations of duties W raw and finished prqducta nnd tariff classifications. To Investigate tariff .relations between too. United States and' other countries, jport bounties and preferential trans lation rates." t To Investigate tho industrial and rave- Ullfl nroduclncf "nffont nf fllitli.!! i.nni!l. v Ul!'!s n,l competition between Amorlcnn .m roreign producers," and the "advan- tea and disadvantages of American pro f uj era." j- To investigate price differences in Amer jKJfl and foreign markets. b ouuining these powers the bill in cludes fiVCrv nnlnt nf tnrlff itnni,nv.iDv P!!c,h llas tpen Injected Inta national Si; politics since the Underwood law wns VHCU, x !' THT W.TT.AT'TT-mT? 7i 'lttLLIT h.in han nnntilrliiral liamtnnvn S IC10Si OntlrAlv ft-n .. ..I1A m&H Feali talk of Its JielnB a, good or IW v4y' and caU UP tl Weather Bureau m and put If next Friday's going to be a'k WWn It's being a fine night, or bfsu v """""sr lumorrow nigni win ne ESt1.r. arry Yet for tne Krcat ma- ieSiirti S n mgiivu tne ;nmg that I-abnt worn oy aay ana pmy o- rSfiiT Aml lt ,s mt""B Important to know itintlJ yqu .??" walk your girl to the tf o" win have t0 ta,a hej. ,u a itfii . . H ,a l0 now whether you will BnL "' " "? "inuows upon sneets or NKL .3Jreaks of tempting sunshine. i?Q..l .us s. flne t walk arm lit arm Stiai ?J ic,ear' Bano Btars- '"stead of E, tavik UV" a vemcie. All those m Sri' have been complaining of the fc iv.!r'!ul- Qo up on the roof and look at Pitati .. ...blazlns wonders overhead. V tmthMi v . catum and Venus, or SVwo?dy' e conjunctlvltls-thaua not k ,W , .bfcut ,tB something like it. At r p tne get their heads together. 1 wuaerlng; but the stars guide. EVl 13 Tr A cm h9 .Philadelphia and vicinity l&&'W 'JZW Thurriai. fuu' waTZL.' ymignt ana rnurs- -' o I'uyo n IlOST ANT1 T?OTTTJT u. fa fiOOtob cqIIIb doir. lahl. an urkl,. S?; Sta. ana WtaSEtlu.n. s4 na A, w j-tt GERMAN CRUISER ROON AND HER CAPTOk h The upper picture shows tho raider reported to have been enptured off ulKi which ulnars GERMANS TAKE FRENCH POSITION WEST OF VIMY Eight Hundred Yards of Trenches Captured, Says Berlin War Office AEROPLANE DESTROYED BERLIN, Feb. 0. German troops have captured by storm all tho first lino French tronches over n front SOD yards long In tho region imme diately west of Vlmy, It was officially announced- today by tho War Office. , It Is admitted that tho French wcro ablo to penetrate a position which had been captured from tho French south of tho Somme. AnoUior French aeroplane has bcen.de stroj'cd at Trlestwald (Bols lo' P'rctre). '" Following Is the Gorman official report: "West of Vimy .wo took by storm the first lino of French positions over a front of E00 yards. Ono hundred prlsonern nnd llvo 'French guns were captured. South of tho Sommo River tho French, during n night attnek, wore nblo to repenetrate a small German trench section. "At tho Bols lo I'.retre (Prlestwnld) an enemy aeroplane was set on tiro and shot to earth. Tho two occupants wero killed." (Vimy Is in Artofs, four miles south of Lens and llvo miles northeast ot Arras.) PARIS ASSERTS LOST 1 POSITIONS ARE RETAKEN Germans Driven From La Folio Lines . Which Thoy Penetrated " PARIS, Feb. O.n Tho gigantic struggle between the Allies and Germnns in Artols Is continu ing night and day, with both infantry jiml nrtillery employed. The struggle is particularly severe Immediately north pf Arras and west of Ncuvllle St. Vnast. The French War Olllce, In nn olllclal communique- today, ndmltted that the Germans wero nble to penetrate somo of tho positions of tho French, hut were later driven back to their own lines. Following is the text of the com munique: "In Artols thcro la great nrtillory ac tivity on both sfdes, especially on tho front from Hill No, 110 to tho Neuville- St. Vaast road and, in tho region of La Folle. ' "Late In the afternoon on Tuesday the Germana exploded two mines which were very heavily charged with explosives. "To the west of. La Folio tho enemy sue cefded In penetrating some of our trenches, but wo afterward regained the lost ground by means of counter attacks In which hand grenades wero used. "Fighting continued all night. "South of the Sommo nivcr wo haye bombarded the German trenches. "In the Yosses an artillery duel de veloped In tho region of Hnrtmanns wellerkopf. "On the rest of the front the night wus calm." r BATORIEITALIANE A NORD DI LANDRO? Si Crede Che Tra Non Molto l'ltalia Dichiarera' la Guerra alia GermanJa II comunicato uffloialo pubbllcato lerl sera dal Mlnistero della guerra a Roma dice che sulla fronts Italo-austrlaca si sono avute azloni d) artigllerla e che le batterle itallano hanno bonibarddto cort successo la princlpala via dl comunica zione dolla Prava. Evldentemente si tratta o della yallo della Illeni e di quella del Sexten, e plu' probabllmente della prlrha, che e' la plu Importante. Le forie Itallane In nuel seUore oporano nelle opere dl Landro. una delle quail, U forte dl Schluderbach, e' stato smantellato da narecchio tempo. Non e' Improbabllo ohe batterle Itallane siano rluselte a oqrtarsl iulle alture a nord-ovest dl Landro e dl la' abblano bombardatl le retrovie-aus-trlache verso la base dtToblach. Telegramml da Parlgl dlcono che II nresldente del ConalgllO francese, Arls tlde Brland, e' partlto Insleme con 11 min litro Thomas e con I-eone Bourgeois alia volta dl Roma dove conferira' con Sa landra e Sonnino ajlonde pot si rechera' alia frpnte a conferlre con II r e con il generaTe Cadorpa. A proposito dl qjw a ?Uita al dloe cho al'aapetta che l'ltalia dlehlari tra noo molto la guerra alia 3rmanla s parteclpi alle operaxlonl rnlU tart degU allatl b1 BaUaaL . (LaggWe ui a pgln le uUtwe e Dlu' dttaSate nottiM uUa, sami, Ja ital-tanoT Hv vsi! ." x'4?f m .. -- -v j uciow. ino urako is about iuuu tons .--i;.,; . Dtf nil ,vv?'1 B I ' B B i B 'iBLa ' ' RCTISH CRUISER CAPTURES SAN RAM HOUR FMT Drake Brings Roon Into Island Port. English Lose One Officer and l Eighteen Men Teuton Loss Is One-Third of Crew NEW YORK, Feb. 9. Tho New York Glolje declared this afternoon that it has received a code message from Bermuda, stating that the German warship Roon, alleged commerce raider, has been captured by tho British battleship Drake after a three-hour fight 200 miles cast-northeast of Bermuda.-Two merchantmen, o.nppfjth'cm .armed', were captured "with ,tlu?ir6wi, it wns stated. Tho Globe said it was unable to make public the source of its informa tion, but quoted the following message said to be from Bermuda: Drake here today towing Roon. Took her 200 knots cast-northeast Bermuda; three hours' running fight. L,ost Danforth, 18 men. Her losses about one-third. Struck as we came abeam. Two mer chantmen with her, ono armed. Took both. Brought here. Sea grave on sighting Roon said, "Please God, today I will avenge Craddock (Admiral Graddock, vho3c squadron was destroyed by the Germans). Roon badly knocked about by 9.2. Thirty-two officers and 719 men taken in the three .prizes." "Scagravc," according to the Globe, is probably Captain Seagravc, who was with Admiral Craddock, but later was in command of the Bacchante. "Danforth," tho Globe says, probably is a torpedo lieutenant. Naval registers show that tho Drake, a 14,000-ton cruiser built about 15 years ago, carries as her heaviest armament two 9.2-inch guns, tho caliber mentioned in the dispatch the Globe, says it received. Tho Roon is ono of the Germnn warships charged with tho recent capture of tho Appam and other British merchantmen. It displac6s 9050 tons, is 403 feet long at tho water line, has a beam of C5 leef and draws Won leet. The Roon was built in 1903 and is n sister ship ofs,th'o.;Yorck. Its armament consists of four 8.2-inch guns, 10 C-inch guns, 14 24-poiinders, four machino guns and four submerged i8-inch torpedo tubes. ' i Officials of the British consulate hero say 'they haye.no information. A ;i.v. ' Continued on'l'aae l'mir, Column Three "YOUNG JACK" HANLON, "PUG,,; SHOOTS WAITER Saloon Fight Early Today May Result Fatally Han Ion Held "Young Jack" Hanlon, n pugilist, was held by Slaglstrato Beaton today In cen tral station on tho charge of havlninjiot and seriously -wounded Frank Kfelow klas, 23 years old. In a barroom fight In Bovan's saloon, 33 North 11th street. Kaglowklas la In the Hahnemann Hos pital aliot In the abdomen. Physicians have probed for the bullet, but cannot find It. Kaglowklas Is a waiter In Bevan'a and lives at 1203 'North street. According to witnesses, Hanlon entered tho saloon at 2 o clock mis morning aim miuwcu a. militant disposition. A dispute followed between the pugilist and Kaglowklas. and the argument waxed bitter. Then suddenly, according to pa trons of the saloon, Hanlon, instead of using his llsta as ho- has done so effec tively In the ring on many occasions, drew a revolver and flred at the waiter. Kaglowklaa fell. i Hanlon was dlsapned'by Policeman Archer, of tho llth and Winter streats station,, and placed under arrest. MRS. RUSSELL HURT SKATING Wife of Navy Yard Commandant Suf fers Fracture! Cheekbone Ir. Bobert U Russell, wfe of Captain Russoil, commandant of the League Island Navy Yard, fractured a oheek bone and avrely bruisd her face by falling while skating at the navy, yard. Mrs. Itussell ami several friends wero skating on Ice formed by lloodlni the tennis courts near her home yesterday afternoon, when one of her skates came off unexpectedly and she fell, striking her face. . pr. W. H. Bell, the navy yard physl- clan, treated the injuries. Factory Inspector Appointed HARB1SBURQ, FeA . - Uvinii.tone Saybjr. of PotUtowu. was uppolnteU fac ty inspector today by CoavBUalener John Pries Jackson, M Bermuda by the British cruiser Heavier than tho Koon. OFF BERMUDA VIRGINIAN HAS BILL 'TO LENGTHEN SKIRTS Also Forbids Women to Show Mor"e Than Three Inches '. . of Neck RICHMOND, Va.;Uiob. S.-Caplaln W. M, Mvers,'-dehig Bate I?om Richmond, of- foreijT,' bill InNtheVffglnla Legislature nrlfk t .In earn! to ta wnman'a olnMlllliv Tho bill, which; was Iri the form of an amendment to th$ untli-lsunce measure, makes It unlawful for, an' woman In Vlr glnlu to wtu'r-a skirt the hem of which is more than-four Inches from tho ground. a bodice or shirtwaist showing mora than three inches of neck, arid it Is further provided that no woman shall wear clothes of transparent texture. Delegate Myers, said he wished to pro tect men. He wished to -curb and abate "Broad street silhouettes, which he said are less dccnj than nudity and which tend to corrupt and destroy? publlp morula. MATCilEl,TWO HOYS; ONE DIES Oamden jhree-year-old Succumbs to BurnsiPhiladelphiajChild in a Serious Condition Onei child J$4,tpday and another may die bqcapsaAhey; played with matches. Tbiee-yeac-ald 'Henry Lapp, of HIT North 21t strfg, Camden, died at vthe Cpter Hoaeltajrln thajStclty, thla morn lng,after .Mtjjng himself on fire yester day. Plea'flld Allen Wodarcyk, of 3110, MllleJueet. today Ignited tils cloth lag with matches whlla'hU two older sla ters werjfjelng dre&ied'for school. U-yrf-.Qld sister. Annie, helped her mother beat out' tint llamfe and then rode Nn the police patrol with Oie burned chllil .v . ,fp4m w).iif. tiiwumi liar hands were burned, the girl refused to be treated until physicians had cared for her small brother. He Is In a critical condition. Rector Alters Ritual; Vestrymen Quit NORRISTOWN. IV. Feb. . Because the B.v. Bdward Nettle, ractor ot All Salnta HpyeopaJ Church, iangxd the rit ual, flye vestrymeu. thro of them serv ing for 39 yearn, tuve resiantd. Tby are Jacob D. Ballad. WiUUw Wood. Van tfaurgea Tyler, David Halliaan and Lsrauol V i HA- s .' x." THORNE CHARGES BREACH OF FAITH BY L. DJ8RANDEIS Iowa Commissioner Ac cuses Nominee of Be trayal of Trust REVIEWS BIG RATE CASE Says Lawyer's Admission suited in Victory for Railroads Re. Accused of Betraying Trust in Railroad Rate Case "I charge Louis D. Brandcis is guilty of breach of faith that ho betrayed a trust in one of tho grav est nnd most important cases over tried in this country tho 5 per cent, railroad rate case." Clifford Thome. WASHINGTON, Feb. !l. -Grave chnrges ngnlnst trills D, llrnudeii, nominated by President Wilson iih Supremo Court Jus tice, were made nl :i public hearing today beforo a subcommittee of the Scnato Judi ciary Committee. Clifford Thome, chair man of the Iowa I'allrnad Commission, caused n sensation when he deliberately told the committee Hint ho believed the President's cnndldato guilty of: First. Infidelity, breach of fnltfi and unprofessional conduct In connection with one of tho greatest rases ot this genera tion. Second. Committing himself, as counsel for the Interstate Commerce Commission, to tho proposed proposition that a return of "Ms per cent, on rullroad capital wa3 not adequate, although the commission Itself had llxcd that rate as an adequate, profit. 'Tho charge.-", delivered In u calm, de liberate tofie, took away the breath of tho folcmn Senate Subcomlttee nnd made the crowd In the commlttceroom gasp. Thome revlowcd In detail tho conduct of himself nnd liramlels In the railroad rato case of 1910 and 1013 beforo the Interstate Com merce Commission. Ho sought to show that Mr. Brandels, after acting for the shippers In 1910, had becomo attorney for the commission In 1913 nnd had not acted In good faith. Tho object of his testimony was to show that tho conduct of Brandcis was unbecoming a lawyer ot "Judicial temperament," and that on mil road questions the Supremo Court candi date was already committed and would not ho nblo to act judicially if such ques tions came beforo him as a judge of tho highest court. "I charge Louis r. Brandcis Is guilty of breach of faith that he betrayed a trust in ono of tho gravest nnd most im portant cases over tried in tills 'country Continued on Pnce Sit, Column Two SCHOOL STRIKERS' PARENTS WILL BE FINED OR JAILED Ultimatum From Bureau of Compulsory Education Mets Defiance 'WE'LL PAY !' CRY FATHERS Suit to Reinstate Sowdenta Certainty The Parents' Committee in charge of tho movement to have William II, Sowden reinstated as principal of tho Fitler School, Ger mantown, will anneal to the courts, according to William C. Lynch, 5016 Newhnll street, chairman of the committee, who declared this afternoon that a suit in equity would bo instituted by the fathers of the striking pupils. This was a certainty, ho said, as the members of the committeo had expressed themselves almost unanimously in favor of such action. The Bureau of Compulsory Education has sent an ultimatum to the parents ot the school strikers of Qermantown. They will be subject to tine and, in tho event of failure to pay tho fine, Imprisonment, if their children do not ut once return to their classes In the Fitler School, Sey mour nnd Knox streets, Germantown. The ultimatum met with defiance, open ly expressed by a number of parents, "We'll pay the fines," they said, but they won't be able to find a magistrate in Philadelphia who will be willing to fine us." ' Two hundred of the 1011 children on the rolls of the school failed to attend this morning's session. The names of CO strik ers were reported by MIss..Margnret L. Gill to the Bureau ot Compulsory Educa tion. These 60 aro considered ringleaders,' Henry J. uideon, cnier or tne Bureau, said he would send preliminary notices to the parents, warning them to send their children back to school, and if these Were obeyed the complaints would be dropped, he said. If not, the parents would be taken be fore a Magistrate to pay the usual fine of $7.50 and costs, W In all. If they failed to pay the fines they would have to go to prison, two days for eaoh dollar of the line, -or 15 days. When Mr. Gideon was told that the par ents were saying no magistrate would Continued en I'age H. Column Two Recommended for Police Magistrates BALTIMORE, Md., Feb. 9. Howard P. Hartman and John H. Bitner are the men recommended to Governor. Harring ton for appointment as police magistrates of Hagerstown by the Democratic party organisation- The olttcea are now flllii by Justice Daniel V. Doub. noted for handing out a temperance speech with nearly every fine, and John Ankeney, Re publicans. Dr. 4 H. Wade la new head of Democratic committee, succeeding Job B- Sweeney, recently appointed PtmUiuwUr. QUICK LINCOLN. SPY, REPORTED ON WAY TO EUROPE LONDON, Feb. O.Ignntlus Trebltsch Lincoln, former meinbcV of the British Parliament, who escaped from the Federal authorities in Now ork while wanted here on the charge of being a German spy, is en route to Europe, traveling incognito, nccQrdlng to nn uncon firmed report here this nfternoon. RUSSIANS REPULSED AT ILLUXT BERLIN, Feb. 0. "Russian attacks at Illut and against tho guard post captured by us on theBarauovHch-Ljacjhowltscli Railway were repulsed," the War Office reports. ' FARRADAY SUCCEEDS GRONE IN P. R. R. The Board of Directors of tho Pennsylvania Railroad met this morning" and elected to tho position of nnsistant purchnslnp; agent W. H. Fnrraday. Tho former occupant ot tho position was George H. Gronc, who resigned on the llrst of tho year to enter business in Now York. PERSIANS RETAKE TOWN; SLAVS PUT TO FLIGHT BKULIN, Feb. 9. Persian troops, under command of Governor Hnldar Boy, liavo recaptured Snndshbtilalc, defeating tho Russians in a severe battle, according to Constantinople reports today. The Slavs retreated in disorder. TURK SUBMARINE SHELLED BY SLAV CRUISER PKTROGRAD, Feb. 9. A Turkish submarine which attacked a Russian pquadron off the Anatolian coast was heavily bombarded, by tho cruiser Suya uftcr making an unsuccessful attempt to torpedo tho cruiser. Russian torpedo boats then shelled tho submarine, which submerged while Btlll under fire. Whether the submarine was sunk Is unknown. TEN-YEAR PROTECTORATE FOR HAITI FAVORED AVASHINGTON, Feb. 9. Hy unanimous votp the Scnato Foreign Rela tions Committee today favorably reported tho treaty with Haiti to establish a ten-year protectorate over the republic. AMERICAN CORRESPONDENTS TO TOUR GERMAN FRONT BERLIN. Feb. 9. As evidenco that Gcrmnny now hopes for a satisfactory outcome of tho Lusltnnia negotiations, all American correspondents wcro toda"y invited on a three-day tour of tho German front, beginning; February 15. It was pointed out that tho Invitation hnrdly would have been extended had not officials been convinced thatvthero was no danger of a rupturo of friendly relations between tho two countries. v .ALLIES TO SUPPLY ITALY WITH AMMUNITION GENEVA, Feb. 9. Lack of ammunition Is hampering tho Italian campaign against Austria, nnd is nlso held to bo tho chief reason for Italian Inactivity In the Balkans. A dispatch from Paris states that.' Albert Thomas'", French Minister of Munitions, who Is' going to Romo upon a special mission, -will malco nn agreement with Italy by which tho Allies aro to furnish nor with an enormous quantity of munitions, as well as artillery.. ANARCHIST HURLS BOMB IN LISBON; ONE KILLED LISBON, Feb. 9. A bomb thrown by an anarchist killed ono person nnd Injured six others today. Three unexploded bombs wero found by tho pollco and to each was attached a card bearing these words: "Viva anarchy." CONSCRIPTION MACHINERY PUT IN MOTION LONDON, Feb. 9. Governmental .mnchlnery for tho enforcement of tho conscription act was, set in motion today. Tho King's proclamation calling; upon all eligible bachelors between tho ages of 20 and 30 years to report for servico beginning March 3 was placed In tho malls, nnd those who failed to enlist voluntarily will receive copies tomorrow. In London alone 40,000 copies of the proclamation were distributed. Simultaneously largo posters with final recruiting appeals appeared In Trafalgar Square arid other prominent places In tho city. Tho day was marked by u lessening of activity among; tho recruiting sergeants. Tho big Strand recruiting' office near Charing 'Cross was closed, at noon and a pad lock placed on tho door. 100,000 GARMENT WORKERS STRIKE IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, Feb. 9. A complete tlo-up of the women's garment-making; Industry In New York Is threatened as ing. It was estimated that more than work this morning and that, more than have quit within the next 24 hours. So menacing Is the situation that Mayor Mltchcl decided to Intervene In an effort to effect a settlement. Fears wero expressed that It would b tho most serious labor disturbance In HATZFELDT'S FRIENDS EXPLAIN INDISCRETION WASHINTON, Feb. 9. Prince von Hatzfeldt-Trachenberg, counsellor of tho German Embassy nnd the official accredited with having called tho American public stupid in a letter last summer, hesitated, blushed nnd then grinned ruefully when questioned today about the matter. Later friends of tho Princo explained that In referring to the "stupid public" ho meant the public of all countries and not only of tho United States. BRITON URGES RUTHLESS TAXATION LIVERPOOL, Feb. 9, Sir Alfred Booth, chairman of tho board of directory o( the Cunard Steamship Company, In a speech lust night urged the enforcement of individual thrift on a national scale by a scheme of taxation more ruthless than the Government has apparently yet thought of adopting;. There should bo, he said, a great Increase In the Income tax and supertaxes and also indirect taxation. Every unnecessary commodity should be brought into the net. The criterion by which each tax should be judged should be, not tho amount pf revenue which it would produce, but the amount of thrift it would enforce. SHIP SPEEDS TO QUEENSTOWN WITH COTTON AFIRE LONDON, Feb. 9, A wireless received last night from the Swedish steam ship Texas, previously reported with a Are In her cargo of cotton, says, the vessel is steering for Queenstown, The message reports the fire forward of the bridge and probably between decks under the bridge, and says It is feared there will ba serious damage to both ship and cargo. The Texas la expected to make Queens town Thursday. She left New Orleans January 23 and Newport News January 27 for Gothenburg and Christlanla. KITCHENER RUMORS DENIED IN LONDON LONDON, Feb. 9. Reports that Lord Kitchener Is soo"n to leave the "Wat Office and is tp be succeeded by Lord Derby were denied In wel-lnormd circles today. It was stated that no changes In the Ministry are contemjJlatfcd, It was also denied that Kitchener will go to Egypt In the near future. BRIAND WANTS ITALY TO DECLARE WAR ON KAISER PARIS, Feb. 9. -Following the departure of Premier Arlstlde Briand for Rome today a sensational report became current that the French Minister will urge the Italian Government to declare war against Germany. It la known that three objects of M. Briand's trip 'to the Italian capital are: To bring Into closer unity the relations between Italy and the Allies; to dlsuw the financial and economic .situation la Italy, and to confer on the part that Italy Is going to play in the Balkan campaign when It opens. ' It was announced that Albert Thomas. Minister of Munitions; General Dumezll, an attache of the Ministry o'f Muntlons, and Leon Bourgeois, Min uter without a portfolio In the French Cabinet, would also go to Rom. ENGLAND TO ESTABLISH MINISTRY OF AVIATION LONDON, Feb. . As the result of public clamor over German 2pjiiu raids, the. Government ha decided to. create a Ministry ot Avlattos, Standard says. It will be the task of the new Minister to afcat4 in land against further attacks from the air. NEWS tho result of grievances of lonp stand 100,000 workers-fa!led to report for 300,000 men and women workers wll! the history of tho city.