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STrfflS" VOL. 77—NO. 35.
IN CRASH OF
Ira Kohr Killed When
Auto Turns Com
pletely Over on Hill
E. M. HERSHEY
IS HURLED OUT
laavyer Stiffen From Bruises and Shock
—Driver, Who Dies in Ten Minutes,
Is Conscious Most of Time and Says
He Is "All Right"
(Special to the s»ti»r-nvt**>endcnO i
HummeJstown, Pa., Feb. 6.—lra i
Jvohr. 32 years old. private chauffeur
to Milton S. Hershey. the Hershev
Chocolate King, was almost instantly j
killed, and E. M. Hershey, of Hershey
and Harrisburg. a lawyer practicing at
the Dauphin county bar, barely escaped
with his life at 1 o clock this morning,
•when a big touring car in which they
were riding skidded on the ice-covered
Beaver Hiil of the Hummelstown pike,
upset aud landed upside down in the
Kohr was pinned beneath the heavy
car. The back of tie seat which he
had been occupying rested on his head.
He died in ten minutes, during six of
which he was conscious and directed,
in so far as he could, the work of
those who tried to extricate him. He
spoke very little, however. Once he
"Now, just lift it up a little more,
if you can, and I will be all righu''
Kohr expired before the ear was
lifted off af him. Dr. W. M. Shuil,
who had been hurriedly summoned, but
who arrived too iau ti administer med-!
ical aid, ea : d the chauffeur died from
compression of the brain.
The lawyer was thrown free of the
car when the big machine was over
turned. H« was bruised and suffered
The accident occurred at a poipt on
the Humiuelstown juke about midway
between the Beaver school house aud
the intersection of the pike with the
Chambers Hill road, about a miie and
a half from Hummelstown.
On Way to Get Stalled Auto
In a different 3tito the attorney with
b - wife aud son. Edwin, had gone from
Hershey to Oberlin on a business trip
early iast evening and his chauffeur,
ilarry Boyer. was driving this car.
Wiien returning oome at 11 o'clock the
cac iine slipped on the ice on the
Beaver ir.li and efforts to aecend the
iccj'me were ;n vain. Evenruailv the
lawyer and his family waiked into Hum
meistown and there boarded a trolley
ear and went to tiieir home in Hershey.
Boyer, the chauffeur, remained with
the stalled car. and Hershey planned to
get one of ti.e chocolate king's ma
chines. a more powerful auto, to tow
his car home. Kohr volunteered to
make the trip witn the lawyer in this
second car, ami it was while they were
descending the Beaver hiil that the fa
tal accident occurred. (
"Kohr was Ir-vmsr the car about ten
or tweive mi'.ess an hour,"' Hershey said,
•'and when I ca-ied to his attention the
proximity of my car. which was at the
foot of the htlL he applied the brakes.
The big car swerved u» the side of the
roa.l, skidded, struck a breaker and
toppled over. More tian that I do not
know. I can *t say how I got oat of the
car. although I was lying in the road
just alongside the machine after it bad
made the final turn.''
Dies Before Car Is Lifted
Boyer. the lawyer's chauffeur, was
standing beside the stalled car, and al
though he and Hershey made a dee
j«rate effort to free Kohr. they found
it impossible to do so. Harvey Weo
ner and other farmers living nearby
were hurriedly summoned, but by the
t:me they got the car off Kohr the
chauffeur was dead.
Coroner Jacob Eckinger arrived at
the scene less than two hours later, but
after hearing the story of the accident
as told by the witnesses. Hershey and
Boyer, he decided a formal inquest waa
not necessary. However the Coroner
will take additional testimony at a
hearing to be held in Harrisburg on
Monday morning at 11 o'clock.
At noon to-day neither of the Hor
shev cars had been removed from tie
;4ace of the accident. Toe body of the
chauffeur was removed to the under
taking establishment of William Kar
many, in Hummelstown, at 4 o'cock
The lawyer, who suffered greatly
from the shock and also was slightly
bruised, did not get to his Hershey home
fwllaw i «a Twelfth
14 FIRMS BID ON AUTO
FIRE MACHINES FOR CITY
Kmb Competition Among Manufactur
ers To-day to Obtain Contracts for
Two Motor Chemical Wagons and
Throe Tractors for Department
Fourteen Pennsylvania, Nc\v York or
Now Jeraev firms rhat manufacture lire
fighting apparatus. competed to-day for
the cou tract*. whWi the city erf Har
risburg propoaee to award, for two new I
nuvHir combination chemical and h?»o i
wagons and three motor tractors. T:x<
b?(s were opened at uoon by City t\mi
missioner M. Harvey Taylor.
| Several of the proposals are blanker
bids. Others a-e a trifle complicated,
i The lowest bidders will not be deter
I mined until all the sppeeiti.-ations and
proposals have boon carefully examined
and compiled. That. Mr. Taylor said,
will take several days. so that he n"iil
not be able to make an intoiiijjent rev
ommeik.fctrion to the City Commission
er* before their meeting on Kebruarv
Two orf the three tractors are to be'
placed on steam fire engines while the
third wilt he placed on the Mt. Veraon
Hook and Ladder Truck. Sjiuo con
tractors offer to make reductions in
• their prices for one piece of apparatus
in case two of the kind are purchase.!
: from rhem, and some vary their bids
lon certain pieces of apparatus accord
ing to whether or not the machines are
to have certa-.n extra appliance*-.
Figures on Chemical Wagons
The bids on the combination chem-
I ical wagons are as follows: Martin Car
nage Works. York. $3.9T5 each; Inter
national Motor Company, Xew York
j City, $4.59,>: Bentr Lcindis Auto Com-
Ipany, Harrisburg. J4,730; Ahrens-Pox
Fire Engine Company. $5,250; Har
: wood -Barley Manufacturing Company.
$4.500: Morton Truck i Tractor Com
pany, Har'isburg. $3,000; American
l«Franee Fire Bngne Company, $4.-
, >00; Brock way-Motor Car ' Company,
Cortland, X. Y.. $4,495; James Bovd
A. Brother, Inc.. Philadelphia. $5,300.
, The Municipal Equipment Company.
r«atlnr<l oa Twrltlk Pace.
I Attendant Said He Put to Death E.ght
Aged and Infirm Inmates of
Odd Fellows' Home
By inootUnl Pros,
honkers, X. Y., Feb. 6.—luvestign
ition of Fred Mors' story that he put to j
) death eight aged and infirm inmates of
the German Odd Fallows-* Home here
!'"because they were old and a nut-'
1 sanee, ' extended to-day to physicians
who are said to have signed the death
certificate* in jomc of the eases. Adam '
Ban cert, superintendent of the home,
, and three porters are under arrest as
materia! witnesses and Mors is in Bel-
I levue Hospital. Xew York City, under
the surveillance of alienists.
The coroner said that the three por
ters told h;m that when an inmate of]
the home dial a certain mark was
- chalkes on the door af the room in
which the body lav and that a phy-!
sictan was supposed to see this mark j
and examine the body before issuing
the death certificate. 'The porter said,
according to the coroner, that in some.
instances the doors had been pa.--sai bv
and the death certificate made out
showing the -ause of death to be apop
lexy. According to the story told by!
Mors when he walked into the District :
Attorney s :n Xew York several j
days ago. five inmates were killed with
an anaesthetic and three with other
PRINCETON MEN MUST SWIM
University Says They Must Learn Be
fore They Can Receive Diplomas
I Special to the Star-Independent.)
Princeton, X. J.. Feb. 6.—That all
students of Princeton University must
pass a stringent swimming test before
. they are eligible for diplomas is a man
date here to-day that is to meet with
strict enforcement. The rule applies
to the present Senior class, and there
are several members of the class who
must pass the test before June or have
their graduation deferred. The test is
to swim 200 yards showing a mastery
of at least two strokes.
Dr. Jcser>h E. Rayeroft. physical di
rector at Princeton, tells of a large
proportion of entering students who
are unable to swim more than a short
distance. He says:
"Of every entering class 50 or 60
students are unable to swim at all and
about 100 can swim poorly. Thus
about a third of each entering class
must be instructed in the essentials
'of swimming. In addition to the above
• number, 15 per cent, more of the class
require a certain amount of further
I practice before they become able to
pass the test."
TRADE TRIP TO COST $lO
Special Train Will Be Provided and
Fourteen Stops Made
The Trade Excursion Committee of
the Harrisburg Chamber af Commerce
: n a letter of announcement sent to
each member to-day gives a detailed de
. scription of the excursion to be taken
by the Chamber February 17 and 18.
The cost of the trip will be but $lO
per person taking part, although a spe
cial train will be provided, fourteen
• cities will be visted en route to Sun
bury, Wilkes-Barre and Beading. Three
buivired milee will be covered. Lunch
eon and dinner on the 17 and breakfast,
lun<-heon and dinner on the 18 are cov
ered by the charge, which also provides
for a room at die Hotel Sterling in
Wilkes-Barre on the night of the 17.
$150,000 Fire in Pittsburgh
By Juoculcd Press.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 6.—An over
heated stove in the South Side Market
House to-day caused a fire which de
stroyed the building with a loss of
$150,000. It was a two-story brie*
structure and covered an entire block.
HARRXSBUBO, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1915—12 PAGES.
AI vin Binner's Lifeless
Body Found in a Field
REVOLVER AT HIS
SIDE TELLS STORY
Bank Official Was in SchaefTerstown'
Last Evening and Took Part in
Orange Association Meeting—Ac
counts Said to Be All Right
(Special to the Star-Independent.)
Lebanon, P.v. Feb. 6. Alvin Binner. ■
a married man, .%:'<>! 37 years, an 1 for'
many years cashier of the Schaeffers
town Xational Bank, committed suicide!
this morning between 3 and 4 o'clock,!
in a field, near his home, just outside
of tho town, by shooting himself I
through the head with a revolver. His,
body was found in the field among the
ice and snow, with a revolver at his ■
side. His neighbor. Abraham Hart- j
man, who lives near the Binner home, j
made the discovery.
The body was later removed to his!
home where it is being prepared for
burial, lie is survived by a wife and
four children. As late as hast evening'
Binner was in Schaefferstown, where
he attended and took an active part in j
the anuual meeting of tt*> Lebanon
■ County Association. He was
.held in hisjh esteem by everybody who'
know him atvi his death has cast a
great gloom among his many friends!
I throughout this city and county.
Binner was for some time a director
in the Kurai Telephone Company, Het-j
j deiberg Water Company, and numerous
jother concerns of the southeastern part
lof the county. He is said to have been i
• in the best of health and spirits when
'last seen alive last evening before he
left Schaefferstown for his country;
home. He owned considerable real es j
tate and was regarded as a substantia! :
citizen at his home community. So
cause is given for the rash act. A bank
,ing inspector had recently visited !h?.
bank to look over Binner's accounts,l
and it is said, found them all right.
The Associated Press saii to-day; .
"It is alleged that the dead cashier,
was obliged to make good a note for!
| over SIO,OOO on which he wont secur
ity and that worry over th; 8 laj him to
take his life."'
REPORT ON JOB HOLDERS 1
Heads of Departments at Capitol Are
Using Printed Forms to Provide
Information Desired by Governor
To meet the request of Governor
Brumbaugh that the names of all at
j laches of the various departments un-
J der his administration be sent to him,
| together with the salary of each aud
the political backing that lauded the
job holders tiieir positions, the depart
ment heads have prepared- a biank
foiui giving the came, residence, salary
an*! political backing of an attache.
These have been sen: to each division
or bureau head with the request that
they be filled out at once.
It is expected that all of this in
formation will be in the Governor's
hand by the beginning of next week,
but as yet just what he intends to do
with it can only be conjectured.
Applications for places in the de
partments coming directly under the
Brumbaugh administration have been
made by the hundreds, aud all such
I applications have been placed on file.
Even the department heads have been
flooded with applications.
One applicant wrote to a depart
ment head and asked that he be ap
pointed to the Board of Moving Pic
ture Censors, not that he cares for the
salary, he wrote, but he desires to up
lift the pictures and make them highly
moral in every sense, combining this
' with educational features.
FLOOD STAGE AT CINCINNATI
Ohio River 3.4 Feet Above Danger
Mark and Still Rising
By Associated Pros.
Cincinnati, 0., Feb. 6. —The Ohio
river this morning was' 5.4 feet above
flood stage and continued to rise at the
rate of two-tenths of a foot an hour.
The greater part of the ground in the
river section of the city is under water
though little actual suffering has taken
place. This was made possible by the
ample notice that was given to all those
| in the flooded district.
The river registered 54.7 feet at 9
' o'clock an.! an announcement was is
: sued shortly thereafter by the Central
I Union Bailroad depot officiate that the
• station would be vacated early in the
afternoon. All of the railroads have
made preparations to move to other sta
tions on higher ground not far from the
The Weather Forecaster stated that
the river would reach a maximum here
of 56 feet some time Sunday morning
and begin to fall on Monday. The an
nouncement said that the crest of the
1 flood has been reached at Portsmouth,
. Ohio, at 55.5 and waa falling at ail
I points above Portsmouth.
AUTO TRUCKS SHIPPED FROM AMERICA TO THE ALLIES
i mim,— !
CRA-HN6 AUTOMOBILES rod. "THE ALLIES OTM BOARD THE ARA&IC ,\N NEW YO^K
Automobile trucks to be used by the allied armies of France. England and Belgium, to the value of nearly one-half
million dollars, were shipped recently"from New York when the steamship Arabic left that port a few days ago with a
i large consiiiumeiit of these trucks. The above photograph shows some of the trucks being crated for shipment.
The \iorton Truck and Tractor Company, of this city, recently sent an armored truck and armored tractor to London
i for the inspection of the British War Department. Members of the local Arm say they have received assurances that a
j big contract will be received by the Harrisburg plant.
Asama, Which Struck
An Uncharted Rock,
Now Certain to Be a
2 U. S. CRUISERS
NEAR THE SCENE
Battleship Struck Submerged Bock
Last Sunday Afternoon and a Gale
Which Followed Is Said to Have
Completed Vessel's Destruction
By .(jxmatnl PrtMt.
San Diego, Cal., Feb. 6.—The Jap-'
anrse cruiser Asama, whicn struck an
uncharted rock off the western coast
of Lowci' California, is a complete i
wreck, according to information reach- '
iug here to-day. Two United States >
cruisers are reported to be standing!
by the vessel and two Japanese speed- |
ing to it to assist the crew.
The cruiser, it is said, went down i
last Sunday afternoon at the entrance 1
to Turtle bay. She was making ten
knots when she struck the submerged
rock, ripping open the hull about fif
teen feet abaft the bow. The battle
ship settled quickly and the gale which
btgan to blow that night is said to
have completed its destruction.
The United States cruisers Raleigh
and San Diego reached the Asama last i
night and the Japanese cruisers Id- j
zuino and His-.'n were reported early to- |
day to be steaming at full speed for |
the scene of the wreck. The Asama's
officers and ciew, it is said, will not be !
brought into an American port, but'
will embark either aboard the Uisen or
An interesting question in admiralty
procedure has arisen over the wreck.
Under a strict interpretation of the neu
trality laws, Mexico, it is pointed out,
has a right to interne the officers and
men of the Asama who landed on Mex- ;
ican soil until the end of the European j
war. At the same time the United
i States warships or ships of other neu
tral nations may assist in the saviug
of life from the wrecked Japanese
cruiser, it is said, but they can render j
no assistance towards salvaging the
ship or her crew without violating the j
I neutrality laws.
The San Diego and Ra'eigh prob
ably will stand by the Asama until the
; arrival of the Japanese warships.
Washington, Feb. 6.—The Navy De
partment has received advices from!
Rear Admiral Howard on the circum-j
stances of the wreck of the Japanese
cruiseT Asama but because of the deli
cate questions involved in the succor
of a belligerent ship by neutral Amer-
I ican vessels they are being kept secret.
AT BUTUAL OF HIS FRIEND
Dr. Kremer Preaches Sermon at Funeral
of Colonel Dilllnger
The Rev. Hlis X. Kremer, pastor of
, Salem Reformed church, preached the
sermon at the funeral on Thursday of
' Colonel Jacob S. Dillinger at Allen
town. a former resident of this city.
Before his death Colonel Dillinger
had requested that Dr. Kremer officiate
at his funeral, since he and the min
i ister bad formed a firm friendship some
i years ago while he was attending Salem
' "church. Colonel Dillinger was a niem
' ber of the Lehigh county bar and a
j prominent Mason.
"'Stonewall" Jackson's Widow HI
By Attociated PTMI.
Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 6. —Mrs. Mary
Jackson, widow of the Confederate gen
eral, "Stonewall" Jackson, is critically
iU at her home here.
168 MINERS MIE ENTOMBED'
Explosion In West Virginia Traps
Many Men, But All Escape With
Exception of Ten
By Associated Prrs it.
Fayetteville, W. Va., 6. —One i
hundred aud sixty-eight men were en
tombed in the mine of the New River
Coal Company at Carlisle, near here,
by an explosion to-day.
All but ten succeeded in making their
way to the surface. They reported that
six of the men in the section where
the explosion occurred had been killed,
but they knew nothing of the other
four. Rescue parties were at once or
ganized to search the workings.
Vhe explosion 'occurred i«T ft remote
part of the mine when an open lamp,
carried by one of the miners, came in
contact with a pocket of gas. The hoist
ing apparatus was not damaged, an..}
when the mem reached the foot of the
shaft, aifter struggling through the
darkness, they were quickly hoisted to
Two state mine inspectors arrived!
before noon, and prepared to make a
thorough search for the dead and the;
missing miners. Great crowds collect- i
t ed but were kept from the shaft house
iby mine guards and police hurriedly
• brought from nearby towns.
SQUARE FIRE LOSS $110,984
Adjusters Find Damage to Kaufman
Property Alone Was $02,158
The figures on the losses of all-per
sons who suffered damage in the fire
which attacked tine Kaufman Under
selling Stores, 4, 6 and S South Market
: Squaa-e, and adjoining properties, on tho
| night of January IS, last, as submitted
| to Fire i hi of Kindler to-day by the !
I insurance adjusters, total $110,954. !
I This figure may be changed slightly
as minor readjustments are made. It
j includes the losses suffered by all per
j sous in the block along Market street,
between the Square and River street,
with the exception of Andrew S. Mc-1
Creath A: Son. Valuaole electrical ma-!
cthLnery belonging to that firm was
damaged by water and will l>e placed
in its former condition by the insurance
■companies under an agreement with
: the firm. A report on the cash amount
of the loss has not, therefore, been
I>avid Kaufman, proprietor of the
Kaufman stores, is the heaviest indi
vidual loser, his loss on contents be
j ;ng $75,000 and on the building, 6
South Market Square, which was prac
ticaulv destroyed, is put at $17,-
January fire losses in this city were
the largest for a single month of any in
•recent years. Although total official
figures are nort yet available, the loss
during January alone was greater than
that in the wliole of the year of 1914.
Until imlividual owners of automo
biles destroyed in the Ford garage, 145
South Cameron street, last Thursday
afternoon, make claims on the insur
ance companies, tihe names of all will
not be known. The actual loss in this
fire will not be officially compiled until
late next week. Patrick DriscoU, man
ager for the Ford 'Motor Sales Com
pany, is planning for the early erec
tion of a new building.
LAMBERTON PRIZE CONTEST
High School Senior Boys to Write and
Speak on Franklin
The La ruber ton oratorical contest for
boys of the Senior class of the Central
(High school will be held in the school
auditorium February 19. This contest
was started many years ago Ly the late
Robert A. Laroberton and has been con
tinued by his son, James M. Lamberton.
Senior boys write essays on a his
torical subject. The four -best are pick
ed and the winners must deliver them.
Prizes of $5 are awarded the four win
ners and an additional $5 is given for
the bejt delivery. The subject for this
year's contest is "Franklin's Career
SEIZE 0. SHIPS
Does Not Intend to Mo
lest American Ves
sels in Blockade of
EMBASSY ISSUES '
THE STATEMENT 1
Expresses Hope "That England Will;
Not Make Necessary a Keconsider
ation of This Attitude by Seising
U. S. Vessels Like Wilhelmlna"
By Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 6.—The Oerman
embassy declared in a statement issued !
to-day in regard to the decree placing j
the waters around the Britisih Islee in j
the war zone, that "Germany '' does not
i intend to molest or seize American ves
sels laden with food stuffs for the civil
ian population of enemy countries."
The statement expresses the hope
"that England will not make necessary
a reconsideration of this attitude by
seizing American ships like the W'il
helmina." The statement in full fol-j
Statement of the Embassy
"The German Ambassador has not
received instructions regarding the de
cision of the German admiralty, but ac
cording to the text of the decision, the
following seems clear.
'' There is nothing new in the com-;
| munieation made on February 4 by the
i German Admiralty with respect to the
! attitude of the German ini[>erial navy
! toward ships of the enemy or toward
i neutral commerce. It is absurd to de
-1 scribe this as the proclamation of the
• paper blockade of t-he British Isles.
I The communication is simply a state
-1 ment of what has been since the begin-1
! ning of the war, the attitude of the
| navies of all of the belligerent powers
| toward ships of the enemy.
"A few months ago the English ad
: miraltv proclaimed tie ciosing of the
| North Sea, the waters of which are es-l
sentially neutral. Germany does not pro-
Continued on Twelfth Page.
LATE WURNEWS SUMMARY
Germany's declaration that the wa
ters around England, Scotland and Ire
land are to be included In the war cone
was interpreted In a statement issued
to-day by the German embassy at Wash
ington, contains no threat to American
shipping. The statement says that no
change in Germany's attitude toward
neutral shipping is involved and that
American vessels carrying foodstuffs to
the civilian population of countries
with which Germany is at war will not
be seized. So far as neutral shipping is
concerned, the German declaration will
serve merely as a warning of the risks
involved in navigation in those waters.
The fighting in the west yesterday as
described in the official communication
from Paris, amounted merely to scatter
ing artillery duels. In Poland the strug
gle along tne Warsaw front is yet to
reach a decision.
The Austrian government announced
to-day that the attacks of the Russians
in the Carpathians had broken down and
that they had suffered heavy losses. In
certain sections of the front the Aus
trian* are on the offensive, and the
capture of 4,000 more Russians is re
A statement from Petrograd yester
day contained the admission that the
Russians had retreated In the region of
one of the mountain passes. Particular
significance is attached by military
strategists to the outcome of the cam-
Contiaaed an Twelfth Page.
PRICE, ONE PENT.
Von Hindenburg Con
tinues His Efforts to
Break Through to the
GREAT LOSS OF
! Russian Attacks, R«n<iwod at Certain
Places in Carpathians, Repulsed
With Heavy Damage to Czai'a
Troops, Who Lose 4,000 Men
Tendon, Feb. 6, 12.35 P. M.—On'llia
chosen ground to the west of War.-u.wr
General Von Hindenburg, tho German
commander, is continuing his costly
plunges to break through to tho Polish
capital. At the same time t.bo Rus
sians, further to tho north, have pressed
forward and after crossing the Bxure
river they are seriously threatening the
j Hermans with an outflanking move
Thus another great battle for War
' saw is on, involving perhaps a greater
| loss of life than any other conflict in
I the war. The issue is still undeculod,
• but the Russians claim that the initi
ative has passed to them, although
| further furious German attacks are ex
Russians Falling Back
Tho more compdox and strategically,
the mere important struggle in the Car
pathians is dragging on without any
decisive turn. Broadly speaking it ap
pears that- in the western half of the
t>attle region the Russians are making
; progress, while in the eastern haJf they
appear to have fallen back from the
' Lmpkew and B«»kid passes cm preipiired
i positions, where they aro attempting
; to stem the rush of largo Au9tro-Ger
The Rnseian counter blow on the
massed assaults of General Von Hin
denburg 's men ie, to British observers,
tho most interesting development of the
struggle in the east. It overshadows
j for tho moment the operations of tbie
Russians in East Prussia, and is taken
I in some quarters to indicate that they
; have ceased playing the role of merely
holding their lines to the west of War
saw and determined on an effort to ex
pel the invaders.
No Change in Western War Zone
The western war zono has seen
virtually no change during the week,
j but there are many reports of German
\ preparations for renewed activity in
| Belgium. The German threat of a sub
marine blockade may be a factor in
this situation, the theory being ad
vanced that the Germans expect the al
lies to attempt to force them back from
the coast, with the idea of destroying
their submarine base.
Dispatches from Cairo indicate that
the Turks who attacked the Suez canal
were merely the advance contingent of
three columns which are struggling
across the desert. The main bodies of
the invading army should soon bi
, heaxd from.
4,000 Russians Captured
Vienna, Via Berlin, and Wireless to
1 j London, Feb. 6, 9.50 A. M.—An of
ficial statement issued here to-day says:
"In Poland and Western Gailicia the
situation i 9 unchanged. Russian at
tacks have been renewed at certain
places in the Carpathians but have
broken down with heavy loss to tliß
enemy. Our attacks continue in the
' forest region. The number of prison
' ers taken by us in the Carpathians hai
i been increased by 4,000."
MISS M'ADOO, NOW IN LONDON,
1 } WILL NURSE FRENCH WOUNDED
ii London, Feb. 6, 1.13 P. M. —Colonel
: E. M. House, of New York; Miss Mona
» McAdoo, daughter of Secretary of the
1 Treasury McAdoo, and Miss Katheriue
' Britton, of Washington, arrived here
L to-day from New York, having crossed
l on the Lusitania.
■; Colonel House, accompanied by his
' wife, is going to travel in Europe. Miss
1 ■ M-cAdoo and Miss Britton are going to
' France to nurse French wounded.
' FRENCH WARSHIPS FACTOR IN
t! DEFENSE OF THE SUEZ CANAL
l i Paris, Feb. 5, 11.58 P. M.—Tho
1 ; ministry of marine to-night issued the
I following statement:
"The French warships Requin and
D'Entrocasteux contributed effectively
to the defense of the Suez canal against
r the attacks by the Turkish army on
February 3. The Requin silenced the
| enemy's heavy artillery and the D'En
trecasteux scattered large bodies of the
attacking troops. There was no loss oa