The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, February 03, 1915, Image 1

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Detailed Report. I'ace •
5^ A r,'^ p VOL. 77—NO. 52.
Morton Company Ships
Armored Truck and
Tractor, and Heads of
Local Concern, Sum
moned by English
Government, Will
Sail To-morrow With
AgsuranceThat They
Will Land Large Con
tract for Local Plant
Arrangement Complet
ed With the Harris
burg Manufacturing
& Boiler Works for
Use of Part of Its
Plant to Help Turn
Out Motor Cars for
the British Army—
Proposed to Employ
1,000 More Men
In response to a request from the
British government, Robert L. Morton
and Samuel Morton, of the Morton
Truvk a: Tractor Company, of this city,
will sail from New York on the steam
ship "Arabic" to go to London, Eng
land, where they will demonstrate to
the British War Department the use of j
types of armored motor trucks and
tractors, which the Harrisburg firm re- j
centlv completed in its local plant, and
a sample of each of which has already ;
been shipped to Great Britain.
Assurance already has been given to
the Morton firm that it will get a lartge
contract and the representatives were 1
a tvise l to be prepared, upon their ar- j
rival in London, to sign the necessary ]
papers to close the contract.
The company, basing its action on
these assurances announced to-dav it !
has made arrangements with the Har- I
risburg Manufacturing and Boiler Com- i
]>any for the use of part of its plant j
and equipment, in addition to the Mor
ton plants, so as to have adequate
manufacturing facilities at once for
turning out an adequate number of
armored automobiles in quick time for
the use of the British army in the
European war.
The plans the local company now is I
making in preparation for a greatly in- I
crease! output contemplate the expen- »
diture of about SIO,OOO in pfent facili
ties. Officers of the company said they
expect to have well on to 1,000 meu !
in their employ upon obtaining the
•>OO Tractors Needed at Once
Great Britain's plan, the local 'firm
has been advised, is to place an order I
at once for 500 motor tractors ami ad- j
ditional contracts under which at least ;
one hundred trucks i month are to be
furnished so long as England is en
gaged in the present European conflict. |
The local firm expects to get large slices
of these contracts.
The trucks and tractors which the !
Morton company is offering are of the j
four-wheel drive variety. Samples of
both recently were completed in the lo
cal plant and, members of the firm to
day said, arrived in London early this
week. The Morton brothers will ar- |
rive in the British capital within a '
week or ten days and will spend three
or four weeks demonstrating the ma- !
chines to the English War Department.
The type of truck to be demonstrated j
is covered with five-eighth-inch armor •
plate and has a carrying capacity of
six tons. It is equipped to carry two |
Continued oa Secoad rase.
C£l)c Star- 4HMi Sfofocpcnttent
Policeman McCann Arrests Man With
Pack on His Back and Later Gets
Confession—Two Pool Rooms Vis
ited and Tobacco Stolen
Four robberies in two days have been
reported to the police. Oooifs and money
to the amount of $l5O have been taken
and one arrest has been made. About
\ a quarter of the stolen goods has been
| Policeman McCann, at Cameron and
Market streets, at 3 o'clock this morn
ing, saw a colored man slinking along
with a suspicious bag and chased him
into an alley in that neighborhood
, and with the assistance Policemen Kep
' ford and Zimmerman, cornered him in
the alley and placed him under ar-
I rest.
, When arraigned at police headquar
' ters he gave his name as Joseph Wil
son, 23 years old. He confessed to the
i robbing of the store of Henry t>. Wag
euheim, 1123 South Ninth street. In
the pack he carried were trousers, shorts,
' j Mufflers and sweaters to the value of
I about $35. He first tried to bore a
' I hole in the window frame near the
clasp, the police say, and later broke
• I the window and inserted his hand, un-
I fastening the das; .
Policeman Coleman found a window
jin the pool room of .John Wagner,
■ i and Delaware streets, broken open
jat 1.30 o'clock this morning. The
, policeman called the proprietor, who
investigated and found $3 in small
change ".ml cigars, pipes and tobacco
Early yesterday morning thieves
gained entrance to the cigar store and
i pool room of William Hoffman, Four
teenth and Market streets, and book
tobacco, cigars and other articles val
ued at $35, from the stock. The shoe
; repair shop of Rudy & Weaver, ad-
I I joining at 1321 Market street, was en
! tered the same morning and rubber
. heels, shoes and a side of sole leather
taken. The city detectives are engaged
; on the various cases.
;' Injured Man Declares Hoists Did Not
Have Safety Appliances
. I Declaring the Pennsylvania Steel
Company failed to provide electric
crane hoists with safety appliances and
| because of that alleged neglect his right
i hand was caught aud three fingers so
badly crushed that they had to be am
putated, Peter Sonac, of Steelton, this
morning tiled a damage suit against
the company, claiming $3,000. O. G.
j Wii kersham tiled the papers.
The accident occurred in the sum
mer of 1313, when the plaintiff was
employed in the bridge and construe
: tiou deportment of the steel company.
He asserts he had fastened the hooks
of the crane hoist to a piece of material
and was attempting to get away when
he tripped over a "skid."
In his attempt to recover his foot
ing, the plaintiff declares, Tie grabbed
the hoist while it was in operation
and the cable drew his hand into the
j pulley.
Rush Orders at Central Plant
A rush of orders has necessitated
double turn this week at the 126-inch
mill of the Central Iron aud Steel
j panv plant.
W. K. Crozier, Assist
ant City Electrician,
Risks Life Rescuing
a Shivering Kitten
Little Black and White Bundle of Fur,
Chased by Dog, Had Passed the
Whole Night Among Live Wires
Surrounding Its Lofty Perch
William K. Crozier, Assistant City
| Electrician, risked his life yesterday
afternoon when he climbed an ice-coat
i ed telegraph pole at Fourth and Say.
: ford streets and rescued a half-starved
i black and white kitten from the cross
| arm forty feet from the ground.
The kitten had been in that perilous
rosition since early the evening before
when it was chaseil by a heartless dog,
| the cat taking refuge on the cross-arm
amid a criss-crosn of live wires. The
' ;>ole was encased in a sheet of ice
j which made the rescue work doublv
! dangerous and caused wonder as to how
| the kitten ever managed to climb to
tine top.
i v>i,stable Harry Emanuel, attached
to Aklerman Bayles' office nearby, was
appealed to in behalf of the cat and he
in turn asked the Mayor's office to
; send a man to briug tlie animal down.
Crozier, being an expert lineman,
; volunteered U undertake the task. He
j fastened on his spurs and adjusted his
••safety" and very .-arefully made his
way to the top of the icy pole. Con
stable Emanuel staved at the bottom
I and offered advice, shouting after everv
I move: . j
"Wa"tch your step! Be sure your
spurs are fast before you take another
Crozier tucked the kitten under his
Contlaued on Second Pace.
r |
Elliott-Fisher Company
I Announces Plans to
; Start New Class for
II ___
Corporation Seeks Youths Here Who
Desire to Be Educated in the Work
e of Selling Its Machines in Various
Parts of the World
11 1
f !
[ The School of Salesmanship conduct
oj ed by Elliott-Fisher Company to in
e struct and train men to sell its prod
uct, has graduated its first class which
v met in the general office of the company
iji Harrisburg during the month of
[i January. There were fifteen young men
'' l graduated and they have all been as
j signed to territories with the exception
0 ! 111 two, who are continuing a course of
study of mechanical construction at
s i thu factory. The young men have been
1 assigned to fields as follows:
ti. Parvin and L. H. Crapanhoft, Chi
k .ago; A. C. Lackey, C. O. Lippy, H. B.
. I Oilman, A. ,1. Handler and C. E. King,
t » ork City: A. Owen, Cincinnati;
. O. K. Evans, Indianapolis; R. K. Lech
. thaler, Philadelphia; G. R. Windsor,
r Pittsburgh; D. D. Grav, Kock Island; N.
r Squire. Toronto; M. D. Ettla and
j | li - Group remain at the factory
! to take the course in mechanical con
| 1 his first session of the Salesman's
. School has been a decided success both
,trom the stand]>oiut of the company
t and the graduates. The men who com
pleted the course have received a train
j ing which could not have been obtained
in any other way and which has filled
their warehouse of information with
material that will be valuable to them
t in all their future business experience.
0 , . It. Husch has been in charge of
the School. Every member of the ex
s ecutive stall of the company has lwj
t u ll l )on some branch of the routine
of the business that effects the sales.
An exhaustive analysis was made bv
, • H. Hunter, assistant general man
ager, of the positive qualities that make
j for success, and the.ethifs of the sales
j mauship was deeply gone into.
! Graduates Eager and Enthusiastic
j j 'Aith the menta; qualities that are
a i I nductive of success and the relation
| ot ethi?s to selling as a foundation to
j buihl upon, the class was carefully in
-1 strueted in the detail that is necessarv
; successfully to sell the office appliances
e k |! i°t-Eisber Company, such as
| the book-keeping machine, the cro*s
! looter, the billing machine, the re
; cording machine and the railroad bil
j i ling machine.
x | The young men who were graduated
I were rilled with enthusiasm an.l were
eager to get into the field of demon
strate the know-lodge that had been so
thoroughly imparted to them.
Encouraged at finding so much good
materia! right in its home city, the
Mliott-r isher Company has decided to
conduct another class which will be
( opened March 1 and will continue for
four weeks, the same period as the first
class. Phe second class will not be re
stricted to the young' men of Harris
," r 2 an 1 advertisements will appear in
I Wi liamsport Reading. Lancaster, York
and Altoona newspapers as well as the
j local papers. It is the purpose of the
> company to create an opening for the
young men in Central Pennsylvania
( who are looking for a real opportunity
to estabirsh themselves in a profitable
t business.
» To quote G. F. Watt, president of the
company: "There is just as good ma-
Contianed oa sixth Pace.
Daughter of the Late Artemas Wilhelm,
j of York, Who Was for Years Man
ager of Cornwall Furnaces
1 -Miss Sarah H. C. Wilhelm, of the
j W ilhelm family prominent for years in
J York, died yesterday afternoon at her
| home in Paxtang after an illness of j
several mouths. She came with her |
sister Isabel to live on the farm at I
Paxtang following the death of their
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Scliall Wil-
I helm, in York, about twelve years ago.
The father, Artemas Wilhelm, who
died in York twenty years ago, was
manager of the Cornwall furnaces, and i
was connected with many other large I
interest*. The family was wealthy and |
one of the most prominent in York,
i Miss Sarah Wilhelm is survived bv !
! her sister, Isabel. A brother, J. Bchal'l !
(Wilhelm, died in York several years
i ago. Miss Sarah Wilhelm anid her sis- ■
i ter have been socially prominent in
j Harrisburg aud their Paxtang home has
! been the scene of many social gather- ;
; J. Sehall Wilhelm was for a number
j of years prominent in the councils of
• the Republican jartv in Pennsylvania.
| He was a member oi' the Electoral Col
i lege which east its vote for James G.
Blaine for President.
The funeral services will be held at
the Paxtang home on Saturday after
noon at 2 o'clock. The burial will be
in York.
Fractures Leg in Fall From Engine
j George W. Sowers, 1078 South Ninth
street, fell from a shifting engine in
the Hoffman & Wilson stone quarries
on South Twentv-third street, this
morning and fractured his right leg
near the hip. He was admitted to the
Harrisbm-g hospital for treatment.
Federal District Attorney Gets
Government Probe Into the Infla
tion of Wheat and Flour Prices in
the Windy City
By Associated Press,
Chicago, Feb. 3.—As a result of the
phenomenal activity ot the wheat mar
ket and the advance in price of bread
and other bakery products, the gov
ernment's luvestigafion of wheat and
flour prices became more pressing to
Subpoenas were ordered issued by
the Federal District Attorney to bring
in the books and records of a number
of big grain companies, among them
j the Armour Grain Company, J. Rosen
! bauni Grain Company and Bartlett,
Frazier \Co The District Attorney,
it was anuounced, desires to investigate
their connection with elevator lines in
the West and North .vest.
The amount of grain handled by the
companies since the outbreak of the
European war and how much grain is
stored in Chicago elevators at present
was said to be the object of the new
The price of bread was advanced
| from five to six cents a loaf to-day as
| a result of announcement by the Master
i Bakers' Association, wnich represents
about four hundred small dealers,
j some of the larger manufacturers who
still are selling a five-cent loaf are ex
pected to announce an advance before
' the end of the week, as their supply of
flour, bought mouths ago, is nearly ex
hausted. Prices of doughnuts, cakes,
buna and other products of the baker
i ies also will be raised, it was said.
Peace Rumors Deal Blow to High Prices
and Eight Cents a Bushel Is
Knocked Off Value of May Deliv
ery at Outset
Chicago, Feb. 3.—Peace rumors dealt
a sudden blow to-day to high prices of
wheat. At the outset as much as eight
j cents a bushel was knocked off the
j value of the May delivery in which,
i however, 'transactions were relatively
; smashed the July option rn which busi
| ness chiefly centered, was given a set
i back of 2 cents at the opening. May
sold as low as $1.57, whereas the close
yesterday was $1.65. The break in
prices, however, was only temporary
aud soon May wheat touched a new
high record, $1.65 1-2.
Fear of the opening of the Darda
| nelles had considerable to do with the
witness of the fluctuations in wheat.
Reports, though, that several of the |
' chief forts defending the strait had j
been demolished were not fully credit- i
ed, and did uot have a lasting effect.
' The same was true of the peace talk,
which rested on gossip as to action by
j financiers likely to be taken by Mav 1.
During the break, May reached for a
moment as low as $1.56 3-4, a fall of
8 1-4.
; The scene in the pit gave little hint
|of any greater strain than usual. On
! the rebound May wheat jumped even
| tually to $1.66. making the range cov
ered by that option nine cents, a swing
I seldom equalled in so short a time. July
dropped five cents to SI.3S, but recov
ered to $1.40 3-4.
Women Prepare for Possible Rise in
Cost ol the Loaves
Although local bakers have declared
that they will not raise the price of
bread until absolutely compelled to do
so by the increasing cost of flour, many
thrifty housewives throughout the city
are buying Quantities of bread checks
from the smaller bakers at the six
for-a-quarter rate in anticipation of a
An increase in the price of loaves
may result in the Civic Club taking up
the question of home-made bread, al
though, according to the president, Miss
Shunk, there has as yet been no formal
discussion of the matter.
Senate Administration Democrats Hope
to Save Measure Without Aid of
Recalcitrants in Party
By Associated Prcus.
Washington, Feb. 3.—Closely guard
ed plans of the Senate administration
Democrats for saving the ship bid, de
veloped to-day as leaving the bolting
Democrats out of the reckoning entirely
and making tOie bill agreeable to
enough Progressive Republicans to over
come the defections.
The plan as finally agreed upon was
to move as an amendment to the motion
to recommit, instructing the commerce
committee to return the bill with
amendments providing that the govern
ment should not leaso ships to private
concerns for a |ieriod longer than 12
months and that no ships of belligerent
nations be bought whdeh would disturb
the neutrality of the United States.
When the Senate convened the first
hour and a half passed without a de
velopment while a parliamentary dis
cussion of the events of the previous
seoaious of the fight was carried on.
Dominion Official Cites
Authority for the Ex
tradition of Van Horn
Across the Border
Next Development In Case Expected at
Washington When the British Am
bassador Presents the Facts Before
the State Department
By Press.
Vanceboro, Me., Feb. 3.—Werner
Van Horn, who attempted to blow up
the railway bridge here yesterday, to
day appealed to the German Ambassa
dor at Washington, Count Von Bcrn
storff. He told the latter that he had
not been on Canadian soil and asked for
protection from extradition to Canada.
Vanceboro, Mo., Feb. 3. —Werner
Van Horn who was arrested here yes
terday after attempting to blow up the
Canadian end of the railway bridge
between this town and St. Croix, N. 8.,
was carefully guarded at the immigra
tion office throughout the night. No
formal charge had been preferred
against Van Horn who said he was an
officer in the German ariny and that
he had exploded the dynamite as an
act of war. He made no objection to
his detention in custody of a county
Deputy Sheriff but insisted that he had
committed no offense for which he could
be extradited to Canada.
It was thought here that the next
development in the case would be at
Washington, where it was expected
that the application for Van Horn's
extradition, forwarded by the Canadian
government to the British Ambassador
yesterday would be presented to the
State Department to-day.
Under the auspices oi' Canadian of
ficials, a court session was held last
night in McAdam Junction, just across
the New Brunswick border, at which
testimony was given before a police
magistrate who later issued a warrant
against Vau Horn.
No service was made on the prisoner,
however, local authorities having de
cided that the warrant had no legal
standing unless accompanied by an or
der for extradition.
Gives Reason for Extradition
St. John, N 8., Feb. 3. —The infor
mation laid against Werner Van Horn,
upon which the Canadian authorities
Continued on Seventh I'ace.
Nine Per Cent, of the Population of
Royalton Converted During
Evangelistic Revival
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Middletown, Pa., Feb. 3.—Nine per
cent., or about one out of every eleven,
persons constituting the population of
Rovalton, a neighboring borough, which
has something like 1,000 inhabitants,
have "hit the trail'' and been con
verted within tne last fortnight in
evangelistic services conducted in the
Rovalton United Brethren church by
the pastor, the Rev. H. A. Styitli.
Never before in the history of the
town or the church—both were incor
porated in 1890—has such a stirring
evangelistic revival been conducted in
the church. Meetings are being held
nightly and the little building is taxed
to its capacity ut all services. The
Sunday school membership has in
creased by three ?core and ten within
a week.
The Rev. Mr. Smith is being assisted
by the Rev. John K. Henry, of Royal
ton, and Harry Fleck, a railroad man
and local preacher, who comes from
Huntingdon, Pa.
Harrisburg Catcher Sold to Scranton
—Whalen in Town
A check, the purchase money for
Charley Miller, catcher of last year's
championship Harrisburg baseball team,
was received from the Scranton club
of the New Yo'k State League this
morning. Miller will join the Scranton
team in the spring. The amount of the
price [>aid for Miller was uot given
Fenton Whalen, shortstop of last
year's local club, was in Harrisburg to
day. He says he has signed up with
the Omaha club, thus confirming a re
port of that deal. Chabek and Adams
are other deserters for faster baseball.
Powell Alive and Proves It
Through a mix-up in names a rumor
spread through the Capitol last evening
that Auditor General Powell had met
with a fatal accident at his home in
Pittsburgh. A man of the same name
as General Powell was killed and the
Pittsburgh newspapers jumped at con
clusions. When General Powell was
asked about it to-day he said:
"I told my wife, as soon as I heard
I was killed, that I didn't believe a
word of the story."
Frontier Indian Fighter, 08, Dies
Dresden, Kan., Feb. 3. —Eliphalet
Johnson, 98 years pld, widely known as
an Indian fighter in the frontier davs
in the Middle West, died at his home
here to-day. He was born in New
York and followed the frontier through
Ohio, lowa and Illinois into Kansas.
Three Score English-Speaking Foreign
ers Welcomed Into Uucle Sam's
Family in Naturalization Court To
day—One Misses It by a Day
Allegiance to Kaiser Willielm, King
George, Czar NWilmlns, Eniparor Francis
Joseph and King Kmmanuel, along with
other European rulers, was withdrawn
in Federal court here this morning
when sixty English-speaking aliens were
sworn in as citizens of the Uniited
States. Half a dozen applicants failod
to appear for. the hearing, and one who
did appear will be obliged to relile pa
pers for citizenship. His case was cou
! tinued for ninety days because the men
i he offered as witnesses in his own be
j half could not satisfy the court that the
1 applicant haul been living within the
1 .jurisdiction of the court for the re
| quired time prior to the date he mado
application for his final papers,
i The applicant's papers liear date of
July 1, 1914, and it was on July 2,
1909, that the witnesses became ac
quainted with him, just four years and
364 days ago or one day short of the
required five years. The applicant will
, at once renew his application for citi
jzenship and his case will be heard three
j months hence.
Judge Oliver B. Dickinson, of Phila
] liiell»hia, of the Eastern District Federal
■ Court, presided at the. hearings, due to
the illness of Judge Charles B. Witiner,
of Seranton, who is suffering from a se
1 vere cold. The majority of the apj 1;
■ cants were tested as to' the length of
! time they have resided in this country,
; their willingness to be law-aibiding citi
j /.ens and as to whether they have any
I anarchistic principles. Few' were ex
| amined on questions of government or
( as to their knowledge of who are the
| chief state and national officers.
| One witness said his wife onc\> ha t
hint arrested on a charge of assault and
"Did you strike her?" asked the
| inspector.
"Just a little bit.''
"Knock her down?"
"No. Wasn't much. We fixed it up.
My wife, she withdrawed the ease,"
the man replied.
"bet him be sworn," directed Judge
Another had beeu arrestos) for hav
j ing a "deadly weapon" in his posses
; -ion. The applicant smilingly remarke I
i that he paid a fine of $36 for having
! the gun in his possession as a protection
i against thieves.
Upper Stories of the Kaiserliof, in' Ch
icago, Attacked by Blaze
Chicago, Feb. 3.—Practically every
j piece of fire lighting apparatus in "the
j loop" resjomied to-day to an alarm
| from the Kaiserliof hotel, whose upper
stories were at"aeked by blaze that
routed guests. Thousands of sjnvtators
crowded the streets, completely block
ing traffic. There seemed but little
•enhance of the fire harming the new
Kaiserliof, a skyscraper adjoining, but
! some fear was felt for other buildings
in the block, including the Victoria
Among the guests driven out was
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor.
The flames were kept within the
eighth and the top floor and shortly aft
er 110011 were extinguished without hav
ing spread to adjoinimg buildings. The
damage was placed at $20,000.
Woodmen Perish When
Explosion of Gas Sets
Fire to Building They
Medical Aid Summoned From Nearest
Town, Eighteen Miles Away From
Scene of Accident, Is Hours in
Reaching the Injured
By Associated Press.
Kane, Pa., Feb. 3.—Nine men were
burned to death and six others were se
riously injured in a fire which early
to-day destroyed the sleeping house of
the Tionesta Chemical Company at
Mayburg, Forest county. The men,
mostly wanderers, of whom little was
known to the. company, were employed
in the forests as woodmen and at night
slept in the cheesecloth-lined frame
building eroeted for tliem.
The house was heated by gas and, it
is believed, increased pressure in the
mains caused an explosion, which fired
the building. The nearest town, Shef
field, is 18 miles away, and medical
aid was hours in reaching the injured.
Only one occupant of the building es
caped uninjured.
The identified dead are Heuri Stran
islaur and Bertini Marrsin, both Mace
donians, and the identified injured Lud
ovic Martilli and Henri Marson. Phy
sicians expressed the belief that two
of the injured would die.
Raiser's Troops Defend
Their Positions Near
Perthes From the As
saults of the Allies
In Poland, North of the Vistula, Cav
j airy Onslaughts by the Russians Are
Checked as Well as Night Attacks
Near the Bzura
Berlin. Fob. 3, By Wireless to Say
| ville. —German army headquarters to
day gave out a report on the progress
: of the fighting which reads as follows:
"The attacks imule by the Frcinc.h
: on German positions near Perthes havo
been repulsed. On the remainder of
! the western battle front there was yes
terday nothing more than artillery ex
i changes. There are 110 new develop
ments along the East Prussian frontior.
"In Poland, north of the Vistula,
i cavalry onslaughts l>v the Russians
I lu&ve been repulsed, while south of the
Vistula German attacks at a [xiint east
of Bolimow ended with the occupation
of the village of Humin (to the north
[ east). Fighting for possession of
| Wolaszye-Lowiczka lias been going on
since February 1. In these engage
ments we have taken over 4,000 pris
| oners and captured six machine guns.
I "Russian attacks at night against
| the German |n>sitipns near the Bzura
| river have been repulsed."
Germans Reinforce Angola Troops
Berlin, Feb. 3, By Wireless to Lm-
I don, S.iiO A. M. —A dispatch from Lis-
J bon soys:
"Reinforcements have lieen to
Angola as the Hermans now occupy the
greater part of that colony."
Announcement was made early in
| January that German forces had invad
|ed Portuguese Angola on the western
| coast of Africa although there had
! been no declaration of war between the
l two countries. The Portuguese easual
f ties in Angola were estimated at that
j time at about SOO killed, wounded and
! prisoners. The Germans were said to
I iiavc lost about 200. It was said that
! 4,000 fresh P. rtuguese troops were
i ready to embark for Africa.
Moscow, via Petrograd, Feb. 3, and
I Ijoudon, Peb. 3. o. P. M.—Among tM
I wounded who have arrived in Moscow
from the front is Olga Krazilinoff, a
girl of 19 years. After taking part in
nineteen battles in Poland she was
wounded in the foot.
The girl enlisted under a man's naina
and this deception has just been dis
covered. The cross of St. George, fourth
I degree, has been awarded to her.
Field Marshal Von Hindenburg's
new drive at Warsaw apparently has ac
complished little more thus far than the
winning of a comparatively few Rus
! sian advanced positions. Neither the
! Berlin nor the Petrograd official re
• ports indicate that marked changes
have resulted from the fighting, which
daily becomes more intense. The Ger
man commander has chosen to make his
principal assault along the front be
tween Sochazew, :{<i miles due west of
: Warsaw, and Sidomiewico, a few miles
to the south, which is in the section in
j which the Germans vainly attempted to
I break through on their previous
attempts to reach Warsaw. Both sides
occupy strongly entrenched positions in
i this region, where the warfare closely
I resembles that in France.
An official Russian report of to-day
states that German attacks in this lo
; cality were repulsed in the course of
violent battles, during which the Rus
sians recaptured trenches previously tv
; ken by the Germans.
Russian successes are claimed also in
: the lighting in the Carpathians, which
has developed into one of the most im-
Continued on Second PaKf.
Bishop Dubs Slightly Better
The physicians attending Bishop
Rudolph Dubs, who is critically ill at
his home, 226 Harris street, stated late
this afternoon tha' the Bishop is slight
ly improved to-day.
By Associated Press,
New York, Feb. —Spasmodic sell
ing of Steel, Amalgamated and Reading
imparted a heavier tone to the lata
dealings. The closing was irregular.
Trading in to-day's dull and contracted
stock market was dominated almost en
tirely by the professional element.
Leading issues w*re under moderate