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Detailed Report. Pace 8
VOL. 77— NO. 54.
KOW OF TO SEDATE
Resolution to Investi
gate Campaign Funds
of U. S. Senators is
WAS AMENDED TO
If Senate Adopts Resolution. Probe Will
Cover States Reside* Pennsylvania
and Illinois Where Charge* of Cor
ruption Are Made
Washington. P.v>, s.—By unanimous
vote the Senate Elections Committee to
day recommended investigation of Sen
atorial campaigns in Pennsylvania and
Illinois and in any other States where
charges of corruption have been made.
The original resolution by Senator
Norris. Progressive Republican from
Nebraska, proposing inquiry into the
campaigns where Senator Penrose was
re-elected from Pennsylvania and Roger
Sullivan was defeated by Senator Sher
man, Republican, in Illinois, was adopt
ed, but, at the insistence of Republic
ans on the committee, it was amended
to authorize similar investigation into
any snob charges from other States.
Chairman Kern said the committee's
recommendations would be put at once
before the Senate.
Senator Sutherland. Republican, of
fered an amendment specifically naming
Alabama. Indiana. California and South
Dakota, but it was rejected and the
amendment was made to provide for
inquiry into campaign expenditures -'in
any other States which evidence
brought before the committe may jus-
Should the Senate adopt the resolu
tion. the inquiry probably would be
conducted during a recess "of Obngrese.
TBREE SLAIN_ASTHEY SLEEP
JbrriMe Triple Tragedy In Which Two
Woman and Girl Are Killed
With Sledge Hammer
By 4 wmaw fVrji.
L N. Y., Feb. s.—The bodies
HL~ Mrs. Liazie Drake, 66; Mrs. Irene
"wpencer, 35, and her daughter, Ger
trude Spencer. 12, were fouad in their
beds at their homes at Salamanca to
day. Their heads had been crushed in
with a slaige hammer. The hammer,
rtneaW with blood and hair, was found
on the floor in one of the rooms.
Boys passing the I>rake homestead
found the rear door open and made thei
discovery. The bodies were in sepa
rate iw™ an.i there was no evidence
of a struggle. Apparently the victims'
had been slain as they slept. Phy-1
nc-ians who examined the bodies said
that the murder had been committed
three or four days apo. The polioe have '
seat oat an aiarm for a former boarier,
at the Drake house. Mrs. Drake was
Mrs. Spencer *s mother.
WBEAT JUMPSJIP T051.67
Swiftly Advances to a New High Rec
• ord War Price, But Takes a
By Auocutted Press,
Chicago, Feb. s.—Wheat advanced !
swiftly to-day to a new high record
war price. It only took a brief time ftjr
thr May option to reach $1.66 1-2, a
jump of 2 3-S eento compared with
las; night. The previous top notch quo- j
tarion was on February 3. $1.66. Most ;
of the trading to-day, however, was in
the July delivery, in which the upturn ''
was not quite so radical.
Something like a selling stampeded
ensued after the market had elimbed
to $1.6. for May. Seaboard offers to
resell wheat in Chicago surprised the
bulls, and there was also an element
of depression in the fact that corn
which to a large extent mav be sub-.
stituted of wheat, was not keeping pace
upward with the more expensive cereal.
Tie res.:lt was a sudden drop of more
than three cents from the top figures
attained by wheat.
Breaks in prices continued until 41, I
bad been taken from the earlier values'. 1
tlos-.ng prices were extremelv nervous
at a range varying from half a cent
on to half a cent up compared with
TKIES TO CUT WAY OUT CEUL
Man Detained in Police Headquarters
Uses Knife on Panel of Door
Being dissatisfied with his lot upon
being "committed" to a detention cell
in police headquarter*, where he could
' sleep it off." Herman Sherman,
brought in last night by Patrolman
' arson, who accused him of being
drunk on the street, tried to cut his
way out of the cell by using a pocket
knife on a wooden panel of the cell
door. Patrolman Romieh, going on
auty at 10 o'clock in the evening, hap
pened to see the man so engaged and !
placed him under arrest. Sherman, ac- |
cording to a report made to Chief of
Police Hutchison, then tried to use his
knife on Patrolman Romieh. Sherman
was committed to jail to await a hear
ing on a "disorderly practice" charge.
99)e Star- 4M|Mi Snkpenknt
ROBBER BAD CHLOROFORM
BUT DIDN'T HAVE TO OSE IT
Got A«v With $l4O From tit* Home
of Noah S. Moyer —Eight Cues of
Burglary Have Roan Reported to
the Police la the Present Week
Eight places in this city, five of
thorn stores, have been entered by rob
bers since Monday. Two arrests have
been made on burglary charges and
one man is being held on a charge of
receiving stolen goods, as shown by the
records at Police Headquarters to-dav.
So skillful was a sneak thief, who
made away with >l4O from the home
of Noah S. Moyer, Twentieth and
Brookwood streets, Tuesday night, that
Moyer did not know of his loss until
Wednesday when his housekeeper found
his kevs on the floor of his home.
The ease was reported late to the
police. Thev investigated and in a
room, some distance from the one in
which Moyer had been sleeping, a small
bottle of chloroform and a quantity ot
cotton were found. The bottle was un
opened, the thief evidently having
found it unnecessary to use the chloro
form. Moyer was in the stable the fol
lowing morning when his housekeeper
found the keys. It was then that tne
loss was discovered.
Yrttetday morning two houses on
State street were entered by sneak
thieve®. In the home of Wilson K.
Houeer, 1724 State street, jewelry val
ued at S2OO was stolen, and in tho
house of J. Garfiedd Fackler. 1506
State street, a watch and bracelet, val
i ued at $75, were stolen. The police are
j at work on those cases.
Goods recovered after the arrest
yesterdav afternoon of Henry S. Wag
ner. colored, jointly accused, with Jo
seph Wilson, of the robbery of the
store of Henry S. Wagenheim. 1123
South Ninth street, will raise the total
of value of Wagenheim's property that
has been restored, to almost s2oo.'The
, police now believe that most of the
property has been recovered.
Others detained in this case were
.James Epps. South alley and Fifth
street; Roy Alexander, Margaret Brown
; and Larry Strange. Epps was held un
der S3OO bail yesterday afternoon by
, Mayor Royal on a charge of receiving
stolen goods. Two others were dis-
A hungry thief early this morning
| broke into the store at 339 South Cam
] cron street, owned by Mrs. Anna
Krentzman. and made away with
canned goods, coffee and tobacco to the
value of about sl2. The poiice are iu
ve«igating the case.
Andrew Carnegie Say* His Donations
Up to Olom of 1914 Run Into
B)i Associated Press.
New York. Feb. s.—Andrew Car
i nefgie went on the witness stand to-day
I before the Federal Industrial Relations
Commission and testified that up to the
close of 1914 his donations totalled
"The work still goes bravely on,"
said the iron master. "I am indeed a
most fortunate man and think myself
j .n nothiing elso so happv as a soul re
, memberiug my dear friends, to whom
I owe so much."
j After Mr. Carnegie had settled him
self in the witness chair and prepared
! to read a statement he was asked what
his business was.
"My business." he replied, "is to
I do all the good in the world that 1
His statement was in part as fol
"I never bought or sold shares on
the Exchange; all my earnings were i
from manufacturing, if it were neces-
I sary for me to return to that calling 1 I
, should not consider the problem of
] labor as at all difficult."
NEW X-RAY MACHINE HERE
Expert Will Install Them In Harris
burg Hospital Monday
Two new X-ray machines to be in-1
stalled in the Harrisburg Hospital ar- i
ri\ a: at that this morning. [
On Monday an expert at installing sucli
apparatus will arrive in the citv to set
A room in the hospital, formerly'
used as a class room for the student'
nurses, will be equipped with what is
termed a "high frequency" machine.
All orf the skin diseases which are now
being treated with the aid of the Ro
entgen ravs, will be treated in this new
The X-ray machine to be used for!
general purposes will be installed in the j
present electrical labratorv in the base
rire doors are now being placed in |
the hospital building. Other improve
ments are being contemplated.
$75,000 P. 0. BILL IS REPORTED
Appropriation for Harrisburg Building
Advanced in U. S. Congress
A dispatch from Washington to-day!
announces that the sundrv civil appro
priation bill was reported to Congress i
yesterday carrying among its items
$ i 5,000 for the Harrisburg postoffice.
It was at first thought here that this '
was an additional appropriation to in
crease one of similar amount made
some time ago, but the postoffice au
thorities here say that it was the orig
inal appropriation on which the plans
for the enlargement of the postoffice I
here were based and are now being car
The bill is now certain to be passed,
and the work will go on uninter
Locomotive Strikes Trackman
James Eiovel, of Enola, a trackman
for the Pennsylvania Railroad in the
Enola yards, was struck by a locomo
tive this morning and suffered an injury
to his left side. Several ribs may b*9
fractured. He was. treated at the liar
HARRISBUKG, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 5, 1915 16 PAGES.
BURS THE DOORS
Burglar Tries to Burn
Building to Cover the
Theft of Box Contain
ing 100 Quarters
IN TWO ROOMS
Victim, Awakened by Smoke,
Vain to Batter Way Through En
trance Blocked by Curtain Pole-
Flames in Two Place* Conquered
Awakened by smelling smoke in the
second story of his dwelling, 745 South
Front street, Steelton, at 11.45 o'clock
last night. Peter Oetoie, employed as
a driver by E. 6. lrvin. of the bottling
works. Front and Walnut streets, that
borough, jumped out of bed and went
to investigate. Finding no ilamre in the
second story, he went to the first floor
and learned that the dining room door
had been barred against his entrance.
Going back to the second floor, he
climbed o'lt on the front porch roof
and by means of the porch posts reach
ed the ground safetlv. lie was aPtired
only in his night clothes.
Bv this time several neighbors had
appeared on the scene and the outside
kitchen door was forced in. Whan this
door was opened thick volumes of smoke
rolled out and Ostoic hurriedly ran to
box 12 and sent in an alarm, bringing
out the fire engines.
While Ostoic was sending in the
alarm a bucket brigade was formed with
such success that before rhe firemen
arrived the flames had been conquered.
An investigation made by Fire Chief
Sboop, however, showed that the entire
first floor had been saturated with oil
and gasoline and thtt two blazes had
been started, one oi a wicker rocking
c-hair in the parlor on which had been
piled curtains which had been torn
from their fastenings. These curtains
and the chair were entirely consumed.
Curtain Pole Bars Door
In the dining room a large pilo of
papers on the table also had been set
on fire, but only the edges of the pa
pers had been charred. Ail furniture
and oioching on the first floor had been
disarranged and piled up in disorder.
A basket standing in the kitchen filled
with »lo<iies had been emptied ami
(ha contents *r«wn over the dining
room and parlor floors. There were
practically all destroyed.
The pole from which the curtains
had been suspended had been taken down
and placed across the frame of the door
which Ostoic had tried in vain to open.
It was fastenol in (dace with the cur
tail ropes which prevented any one en
tering the dining room from the inside
of the building.
Ostoic, in explaining to Squire Gard
ner this morning how the firebug had
gained entrance to the first floor, stated
t3iat a stepladder, which he kept on the
rear porch had been used by some one
to reai-h a transom over the kitchen
door, through which entrance was made.
He added that he had kept a five-gallon
can filled with oil and a two gallon can
Sllfti with gasoline, on the wme porch.
:he contents of v'-ich were used by the
ntmder after effecting an entrance.
Bobbed One e Before
Ostoic added that a box containing
more than 100 silver quarters had been
taken by the firebug. The Steelton au
thorities believe the house was set on
fire by a burglar to cover thj theft of
the money. It is supposed the thief
expected to find a larger amount than
The building was not damage*! by
the flames. Several chairs were con
sumed, and holes burned in the carpet*.
About one month ago Ostoic reported
a theft at his home. A robber forced
an entrance and stdle a pair of trousers
I * ontaioing his pockerbook and a w*tch.
ELDER TO GET SEWER JOBS
He Will Obtain Contract for Work in
Bfarket Street and Square
David D. Elder, an Elizabethville
1 contractor, will eet two of the four sew
er contracts which the Harriaburg City
Commissioners will award at their meet
ing next Tuesday, bids for which -were
opene<l by Highway Commissioner
, Lynch at noon to->lay.
Seven contractors competed for the
i.iobs as follows: W. F. Martin, Stucker
Brothers' Construction Company. Wil
i liom H. Opperman and Henry " Opper
man. of this city; G. W. Eu'sign. luc.,
Camp Hill; Municipal Construction
[Company, Reading, and David D. Ekler.
Elizabeth vifle. »
The low bidders were as follows:
Peiwer in Market Square and Market
!street, David D. Elder. $7,64'3; Wico
nisco street from FSfth to Lexington,
David D. Elder, $4,543; Cumberland
street, from Fourth to a point 110 feet
west of Fifteenth street, Henry Op
perman, $346; Thii»> and G-eiger
streets, William H. Opperman. $737.
Ensign lost the Cumberland street job
fey a small margin, his bid being fifty
cents higher than Opperman's.
FOX TO HEAD BAR ASSOCIATION
He Will Be Chosen President At Meet
ing to Be Held To-night
The annual meeting of the Dauphin
County Bar Association will be held in
the Court House this evening at whieh
officers nominated at a recent session
will be elected. The incoming officers
will include these: President, John E.
Fox; vice president, Simon S. Bowman;
treasurer. William H. Mnsser; secr t *ary,
Job J. Conklin. Directors, 8. S. Brpp,
C. H. Hollinger, Thomas 8. Harg>st,
Frank J. Roth and H. B. Saussam*n.
Censors. John H. Shopp, Elmer W. j
Ehler, William H. Earnest, Edward E.l
Beidleman and John C. Niaaley.
CLERGYMAN IS VICTIM
OF A CLEVER FORGER
The Rev. J. V. Adama, of New Oum
berland. Pay* Over Money to
Stranger Who Had Signed the
Name of a Member of Congregation
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
New Cumberland, Feb. s.—The Rev.
J. V. Adams, pastor of Baughman Me
morial Methodist church, was called
from his study yesterday to see a man
who wished to cousult with him upon
an ''urgent errand." The visitor, aft
er greeting the pastor in a courteous
produced a letter which has
proved to be a forged order upon Mr.
Adams for money. The pastor, think
ing it to be an accommodation to the
man whose name was affixed to the or
der, paid over the amount asked for.
The signature was so well copied that
the minister thought it was genuine.
The croojt had used an assumed name
for himself and forged the name of
Charles Ross, a member of Mr. Adams'
congregation, whose place of business
is in Steelton and who was out of town
at the time.
As soon as the man left the parson
age he began to act strangely. Persons
who saw liim come out of the house
and who recognized him informed Mr.
Adams of his actions. As the clergy
man came out of the house to investi
gate. the man started on a run down
Third street toward the Pennsylvania
railroad station and was seen, to turn
up an alley and disappeared.
The Rev. Mr. Adams has since
learned the real name of his early morn
ing caller and has in his possession the
nime and address of the family in
Harrisburg with whom the man" had
been staying. When seen to-day by a
representative of this paper the clergy
mati said: I
'"As a man of my profession, I have,
I presume, had as many demands for
assistance as the rest of my ministerial
brethren. They have come in requests
small and great —from a night's lodg
ing to a railroad ticket from Harris
burg to the Pacific coast—but this is
the first of the forgery class. I would
rather, if a fellow means to pick my
pocket, that he would at least give me
the privilege of giving* him the grip,
a good, stout punch might be a real
moral relish to such fellows, even from
BAM LOUT AND PAID FOR
Contractor Receives 910,855 as Last
Installment on Contract for Work
OB Structure in Susquehanna
The four-foot high concrete dam ex
tending across the Susquehanna fiver
from a point near Iron avenue is com
pleted so fai as Frank X. Skene, the
contractor, is concerned, and Skene this
morning got a check for $10,855.70,
the final installment on the $77,000
Skene at once left for Lockport. N.
Y„ to which place he has moved most
j of his equipment. The finishing touches
;to the dam, Which will consist prin
j cipally of facing 140 concrete blocks
; on the breast, will be done by the City
: under the supervision of the Board of
Public Works. These blocks all have
been ma.it- and are really to be put in
plai'e. This part of the job can be
completed in three or four days, so the
engineers say, and it will not cost
more than $l5O. These slabs will be
j put in place, early in the spring, or as
! soon as the water recedes.
Highway Commissioner Lynch, whose
i dejiartment su]>ervised the building of
: the dam, stated this morning tha the
contractor's charges for '' extras'' were
' accepted without alteration. Tney have
j been approved and paid. The' exwa
work was chiefly the filling of "pot
; holes" difc*9vered in the river bottom
j after the contract had been let.
The de;th of the water at the dam
j will be bet ween five and six feet. Of
! course there will be many places above
| tho dam where it will l>e deeped.
. Structure Used by Stough Party Here
Will Be Torn Down and Shipped
Within Next Few Days
The Stough tabernacle, minus the
• sawdust trail, which cannot be trans-
I ported, will be pulled down within the
next few days and sent to Reading,
where, after many days of trials and
tribulations, the Stough committee ar
langing for the evangelist's visit to
that city, has finally succeeded in se
lecting a site.
The Stough tabernacle in Harrisburg
was constructed by the Bogar Company
for $3,500, the lumber to be retained
by the comjony at the close of the
work in Harrisburg. The Bogar Com
pany disposed of the tabernacle as it
stood to John E. Dare, and the lattoi
was about to tear it down when an offer
for it came from Heading, which was
Mr. Dare says that he is ready to be
gin tearing down the building and ship
ping the material to Beading just as
won as the Reading people cotne to
Harrisburg with the contract to be
signed. The tabernacle can be taken
down and shipped to Reading witjhin the
next two weeks.
FUNERAL OF MISS WILHELX
Burial Will Be Made at York Fallowing
Services Here To-morrow
Funeral services of Miss Sara Hand
Coleman Wilhelm, who died on Tues
day at her home at Paxtang, will be
held there at 2 o'clock to-morro>w aft
ernoon. The officiating clergymen will
be the Bev. Dr. A. W. Rudisill. of BaJ
timore, and the Rev. Rollin A. Sawyer,
rector of 8t- Stephen's Episcopal
church. Burial will be made at York.
Miss ilhelm belonged to the Har
risburg Civic Club, the Wednesday
C;-ib and the local chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution.
OPERA STAR WHO AWAIT
OF ARABIAN TO B
l: 1 /jjriplf 1 I
New York, Feb. 5. —Admitting that
she weighed 170 pounds and asserting
that she wil become the bride of an
Arab, Miss Emmy Deatinn, the well
known Opera House star, appeared be
fore the Couutv Clerk in this city and
applied for her first American citizen
ship papers. The man of her choice is
none other than l>inh Gilly, Arabian-
GUESS OBJECT OF
Hill Employes Worried
by Governor's Activ
i t y i n Ascertaining
FACTS MAY GO
TO THE SENATE
On« Member of That Body Favors a
Be allotment of Jobs So That Each
County Would Get Proportionate
Share of Plums —Shake-up Feared
Heads of departments on Capitol
Hill, whose employes come directly un
der the appointment of the Governor
of the State, were busily engaged to
day in making out the lists of all con
nected with their departments, giving
their names, positions, salaries and to
whom they owed their appointment, as
required bv Governor Brumbaugh,
It was suggested to-day, following
the publication in yesterday's Star-In
dependent of the news of the Govern
or's activity in calling for this infor
mation, that perhaps the Governor de
sires to see how the jobs are distribut
ed aJld whether the various counties are
getting their fair share of the places,
and whether some counties are getting
more than their share. Whatever the
purpose is, there are many Hill em
ployes who are speculating as to wheth
er they are to be fired.
It was said by one legislator to-day
that his county had but two Capitol
positions and that there were other
counties nearby that had many more
than they were entitled to, but whether
this will be laid before the Governor,
or has already been called to his atten
tion, could not be learned.
The fact remains that the Governor
has asked department heads for the
names of employes and who are back
ing the employes politically. What use
he proposes making of this information
he has not announced, but there is a
good deal of uneasiness m&infested
among Hill employes.
One rumor is that there will be none
but Republicans kept in office and that
those in office, with the backing of other
political parties, will be dropped in
due time and Bepublicans put in their
The fact that the Governor is ob
. taining this information has excited
much interest in legislative circles.' A
western Senator said to-day that the
information the Governor is getting
would be mighty interesting for the
Benate, as many attempts have been
made to ascertain who are politically
backing many department attaches, but
the information could never be obtain
ed. This western Senator is in favor
of a resolution reciting the fact that
the Governor has obtained this informa
tion and that the Governor be requested
to furnish lists of attaches with facts
regarding their salaries and political
backing to the Senate. This may be
done by resolution on Monday night.
Twenty Killed in Boiler Explosion
'Madrid, via Paris, Feb. 6, 6.16 A.
M.—Tweuty persons were killed and
many injured by the explosion yester
day of a boiler in a furniture factory at
French baritone, at present a prisoner of
war in Bohemia. Mr. Gilly is a hand
some, swarthy chap, whoso parentage
is lialf Arabic, half French. It is said
that lie has been married, while Miss
Destinn never has been. Wheth'er Mr.
Gilly will add American citizenship to
Jiis Arabic-French nationality when he
marries remains to be seen.
Declaration of Naval
War Zone in British
Isles as Seen by U. S.
MAY CAUSE THE
NEUTRALS TO ACT
Speedy Conference Probable by Repre
sentatives of Latin-American Coun
tries to Devise Means to Reduce
Losses to Commerce to a Minimum
By Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 5. —Germany's
declaration of a naval war zone around
Great Britain and Ireland, including the
' English channel and the northern pas
: sage by the Shetland Islands, is re
i garded here as one of the most serious
developments of the war.
It was regarded as highly possible,
for one thing, that it would hasten the
movement begun by the Latin-American
countries for a speedy conference of
neutral states to devise means to reduce
losses to neutral commerce to minimum.
At first there were some intimations
in sdlministration circles that it might
be the subject of a protest by the Unit
ed States but the official view developed
that there wae little or no ground for
that anil it was recalled that no protest
was made when the North Sea was
strewn with mines.
Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Hol
land have repeatedly addressed the
State Department here to secure Amer
ican backing for measures to
distress in their own commerce and the
latest German proclamation is expected
to cause a redoubled effort of all the
neutrals for measures to protect them
Counselor Lansing, of the State De
partment, took Secretary Bryan's chair
ContlaaYd on Tntk Pace.
30,000 GERMAN TROOPS GO TO
ASSIST HUNGARIAN FORCES
Venice, via London, Fob. 5, 9.19 A.
M.—Dispatches from Vienna state thait
30,000 German troops have arrived in
Hungary on the way to Korosmezo, in
the Carpathians, to assist Hungarian
forces said to be threatened with en
velopment by the Russians.
Aturtrian forces, dispatches say, have
attacked , the Russian leift flank at
Jacobeni, i» Southern Bukowina, forcing
the Russians to retreat towards
Radautz. It is stated also that an
Austrian advance guard has been an
nilihated in Uzsok pass.
Confirmation is given the report that
200,000 German troops are being sent
from Holland to assist in attempting
the relief of Praemysl.
Deny Russians Sank German Cruiser
Berlin, Feb. 5, Via Amstendam and
London, 3.05 P. M.—Official denial was
made here to-day of the announcement
from Petrograni on February 3 that a
Russian submarine had sunk a German
destroyer in the Baltic sea, off Cape
Moon, Denmark, on January 29.
PRICE, ONE CENT.
Latter Admit in Offi
cial Report the With
drawal of Forces in
84.000 GERMANS -
IN 6-MILE FRONT
Kaiser's Forces Keep Up Desperate and
Stubborn Fighting in Russian Po
land—Russians Claim Successes in
Engagements at Various Polnta
Petrogrnd, Feb. s.—The official re
port of the Russian general staff, giv
en out here to-day, rolntes that the
forces of Emperor Nicholas have re
linquished some of their mountain posi
tions in the Carpathians. Tho troops
opposed to the Russians in these posi
tions are strong numerically and they
are fighting with energy.
Near Borjimow, in Russian Poland,
tho desperate and stuoborn fighting
which has been going 011 for several
days past is not yet at an end. The
Russians claim progress, but mention
no decisive outcome. The Germans, ac
cording to the Russian report, brought
seven divisions (84,000 men) iuto a
front six miles wide.
The official statement is as follows:
Ferocious Fighting Continues
''ln East Prussia wo are making
progross by fighting our way along
both banks of the river Sehesepuppe,
in the vicinity of Lazdepnen, to the
east of Tilsit.
"On the left bank of the river Vis
tula the fighting between Borjimow
and Wola Szvdlowieeka has continued
with extraordinary ferocity. The ene
my has brought into the engagement
compact masses of men. In the en
edavor to penetrate our front the Ger
mans hare tere introduced into a sector
of ten verats (about six miles) no fewer
than seven divisions, supported by 100
batteries of artillery. Certain divisions
advanced on a front only one verst
Drive Germans From Trenches
"Our counter attack began the night
of February 3 and was immodiately
followed by a series of engagements at
the point of the bayonet. We sue
ceeded in compelling the enemy to as
sume the defensive. At a point near
Borjimow we took possession of two
lines of German trench«-s, and we drove
the enemy out of Goumine. After des
perate fighting, which had lasted two
days, our troops entered Wola Szydlow
iecka. The fighting here is still going
on with desperate stubbornness, partic
ularly around a neighboring distiller/,
which was still in the possession of the
enemy the night of February 3.
The Carpathian Campaign
"In the Carpathians the fighting
continues along the front, which is be
tween the Dukla Pass and Mount Wysz
kow. We advanced at a point near
Svidnik, in the valley of the river La
bortch, moving in the direction of Ou
jok. We took 2,000 prisoners and 10
At Mount Toukhola aud at Mount
Beskid our troops during the last few
days have been confronting the enemy
with a desperate resistance. They ac
cepted no less than ten engagements at
the point of the Bukla. On February .
3 we resolved to withdraw our soldiers
from the mountain positions, the posi
tions previously selected and occupied
"Offensive operations of the enemy
in the vicinity of Mount Wyszkwo have
been repulsed with the infliction of
One of the most furious battles of
the war is now at its height along the
Russo-German front west of Warsaw.
Large bodies of German troops have
been brought up for Field Marshal Von
Hlndenburg's third desperate effort to
batter away through the Russian line.
The attack is centered near the Polish .
village of Borjimow around which for
the last few days has been raging a
battle that for intensity compares with
the struggle in Flanders earlier In the
war. Official statements make no men
tion of the extent of the losses which,
judging from the nature of the fighting,
must be enormous.
A communication from the Russian
Cwllaurd on Klevnth Pan*.
WALL STREET CLOSING
New York, Feb. s.—Recoveries of
a point or more were sustaining influ
ence for a time, but prices sagged again
in the final dealings. The closing was
heavy. Heavy selling of standard
stocks, largely for Europe, was the fea
ture of to-day's stock market. Some
of tile loss was regained in the later