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Detailed Report. Pace •
VOL. 77—NO. 79.
Disaster to French
Li ne r. From New
York to Havre, Re
ported by Wireless
THOSE ON BOARD
Five Steamers Go to Rescue of Hl-
Fated Vessel—Doctors and Nurses
Aboard Bound for France—Vessel
Loaded With Much War Material
By Associated Press,
London, March 6, 10.20 A. M. —The
steamship La Touraine is afire in lati
tude 4 S Otj north and longitude 20.1-4
west, according to a wireless message
received here. Five steamers have gone
to the assistance of La Touraine, the
The message telling of the fire was
received by Lloyds from the wireless
station at Valentin, Ireland. In addi
tion to giving ths position of La Tour
nine. it stoted that the steamers Rotter
dam, Swanmore, Cornishman, Arabic
aud others were going to her assistance.
The French liner La Touraine sailed
from New York February 27 for
Havre. The position given in the mess
age is approximately 1,200 miles west
from her port of destination.
New York, March 6.—Shortly after
1 o'clock it was announced at the lo
cal offices of the line that no informa
tion as to the steamer was expected un
til Monday and the offices were closed
for the usual Saturday' half holiday.
I.ondota, March 6, 2.35 P. M.—A
message from Queenstown says that
the fire on La Touraine is "fieree."
Otherwise this message is a repetition
" of the one received by Lloyd's from
the wireless station at Valencia, Ire
The London office of the Compannie
Geaerale Trans-Atlantique, which owns
La Touraine, is without special infor
mation concerning the vessel.
84 PASSENGERS AND CREW
OF 200 ABOARD THE VESSEL
New York, March 6.—When the La
Touraine sailed away from this port last
Saturday she had aboard 84 passengers,
of whom 38 were in the first caoin,
the remaining '6 being in the steerage.
The vessel was one of six big liners
to leave this port the same day, the
sailings being the heaviest recorded
here for some time.
At the local offices of the French
; line it was said this morning that no
information regarding the Touraine naa
been received. Maritime circles, how-1
ever, received word from abroad that
all the passengers and crew were safe,
but this information was not confirmed
On board the Touraine were 4,594
cases of cartridges intended for use in
the European war.
First Cabin Passengers
The first cabin passenger list fol
Auguste Goulet. Montreal.
Gaston Levy, New York.
B. Feinberg, Brooklyn.
Br. J. L Wheelwright, New York.
Dr. J. C. Walker, New York.
Mrs. J. C. Walker, New York.
Miss Cecile Wettach, Bainbridge,
Louis Gautrand. Poughkeepsie, X. Y.
Mrs. Agnes Craib, Havana.
Miss Helen Craib, Havana.
dales Simon Trault, Montreal.
Ralph Simpson, New Haven.
Edmond Fravel, Montreal.
Benoit Delpuch, Xew York.
Eugene Moset, San Francisco.
Joseph T. Maurer, New York.
Entile Pares, New York.
Mrs. Alice O. Andrews, Boston.
Master Ralph Andrews, Boston.
Francois Repusseau, New York.
Wood Fosdick, New York.
Robert Alplionse, New York.
Raymond Rolf Swobada, New York.
Paul Faguet, general agent French
line, New York.
Physicians and Nurses Aboard
The following physicians and nurses
bound from the French hospital in New
ork City to the American ambulance
in Paris were aboard the La Touraine:
Dr. John S. Irwin.
Dr. W. J. Braddock.
Dr. A. O. Jimines.
The Misses Florence Gordon, Eugenia
€ H. Lyons, Mollie McGrath, Dorothv
O'Connell, Victoria rancfort, Cathlyn
O'lianlon, Ellen O'Hanlon, Alina Marie
IMeCormick, Nellie Burdette Parsons
CMlliwd on Twelfth Pace.
&i)c liAjk iiin mih iii
TRAINS RUNNING ON TIME
DESPITE 10 INCHES OF SNOW
Heaviest Downfall for March Since
1891 Fails to Cause Any Great In
convenience in the Operation of
Steam and Electric Railroads
That Harrisburg was experiencing to
day an unusual March snow storm was
proved by figures given out by the lo
cal branch of the United States Weath
er Bureau, which records a depth of
about ten inches, the largest amount for
this month since 1591.
"The chances are that- the scow or
rain will continue to-iuglut and prob
ably to-morrow," said Acting Pore
caster J. H. DeHarty, at noon to day.
As the temperature is hovering about
the 32-degree mark, a slight increase
will be all that is necessary for the
snow to turn to rain.
The largest amount of snow in the
month otf March since* the local Weather
Bureau was established in 1881, fell ou
the 14th of that month in 1891, when
there was a total of 18 inches. Since
that time numerous heavy snows have
fallen dilring March, but none reaching
the depth of the preseut one. On
March 31, 1911, eight inches fell, while
on March 4, the tfay of the inaugura
tion of President Taft, in Washington,
there were 6 1-2 inches here. On that
occasion conditions were bad over the
eastern half of the country, it beins;
a coastal storm accompanied by a high
wind and heavy sleet.
One of the most damaging March
storms in history, for Eastern Pennsyl
vania and New York, began March *l,
1914. and continued for three days. It
resulted in a loss of several million dol
lars to the railroads»and telegraph com
Railroads Escape Damage
Owing to the lightness of the snow
last night and to-dav, together with
the low wind velocity, traffic was not
much interfered with on the railroads
here. The Pennsylvania and Philadel
phia i Reading railroads reported all
trains running on scheduled time. In
ADD LA TOURAINE.
Continued on Tnrlfth Pier.
WILL ADDRESS POLICE CHIEFS
Hutchison to Tell of Identification
System in Use Here
Chief of Police Hutchison will read
a paper on the identification system in
use in the Harrisburg police depart
ment before the police chiefs who will
gather here for the annual convention
of the State Association March 13 and
14. The sessions will be held fn the
.Board of Trade hall.
During the course of his talk Chief
of Police Hutchison will give a prac
tical demonstration. City Detective
Joseph W. rbach, in charge of the iden
tification bureau, will assist him. De
tective Tbach has a wide reputation as
an expert in this work and has in nu
merous instances given instructions in
it to detectives of other cities.
OF 10 01 IB
A HAH VOW
Bold Youth Weds
Widow of 2 Months
Who is the Mother
, Baby Holds Sway on the Judges' Bench
While Alderman Ties the Knot and
County Officials and Lawyers, Full
of Admiration, Act as Witnesses
What's a trifling thing like facing
the high cost of living as the guardian
and chief support of nine small chil
dren when Cupid is whispering the fatal
word into one's earf
That is what Stojian Roksanic, a
young Austrian living in Steelton, ask
ed himself after he proposed to Anna
Cico, a comely German woman, who
has been a widow of two months, and
she blushinglv reminded him:
"I have nine babies to look after."
Although the woman's first husband
died on January 6, last, the proposal
was accepted, in consequence of which
the couple were married in the main
room of the Court House, by Alderman
C. E. Murray, at 10.30 o'clock this
morning. A group of county and city
officials witnessed the ceremony.
The optimistic bridegroom is 26
years old and his bride is 32. Her first
marriage (jccurred nine years ago.
Neither can speak English very well
and when they applied for the marriage
license Robert Rosenberg, a local attor
ney, acted as interpreter. Jhe young
est of the Cico Children, a bright-faced
blue-eyeid l baby, not more than a year
old, was snatched up by Roksanic and
bounced on his knee while the neces
sary papers were boing prepared.
Husband Died January 6, 1915
The clerk in the bureau asked Mrs.
"Have you been married beforet"
Coatliurd oa Twelfth Pace,
HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 6, 1915 12 PAGES.
Foreign Corps Notify
ments of Purpose to
Quit Mexico City
General Obregon Maxes Threat to
Leave Capital Unprotected With
Water and Light Plants Out of
By Associated Press,
Washington, March 6. —The foreign
diplomatic corps in Mexico City has de
cided to leave in a body. Dispatches
telling of the decision were received
here to day by European diplomatists
aud forwarded to their home govern
The Mexican situation, topped bv
this latest development, was admitted
in all quarters to v ie more critical tliau
it has been at any time since Huerta
precipitated the landing" of troops at
Secretary Bryan had received to-day
no word from tiie latest representations
to Carrauza against General Obregon's
decrees in Mexico City and his threat to
leave the capital unprotected with wa
ter and light plants out of commission
i'Pd the attendant possibilities of loot
ing and killing. Mr. Bryan did not
comment further to-day Mian to say
that the situation continued to be bad.
Some definite development is expect
ed in diplomatic circles as the result
of the decision of the corps of Euro
pean representatives to leave the Mex
ican capital. Where tliie diplomatists
would go was tihe subject of some spec
ulation. Inasmuch as the conditions
which are foning them to leave are
being imiposed by Carranzas Command
er Obregon, it was |>oiuted out they
hardly would go to Vera Cruz.
Villa Invites Diplomats to Chihuahua
Villa has invited the diplomatic
corps to join him at his capital at
Chihuahua. To do so it was pointed
out. might be construed as recognition
of his faction.
Without diplomatic representatives
in Mexico City, tdic capital and a large
portion of the distracted country would
practically be cut off from the world.
\\ hile the foreign colonies in the .Mex
ican capital has greatly reduce! in the
last year, there still are many foreign
ers in the country, among tlieni ni.in
Americans and Spaniards. The Wash
ingtiHi government has been making its
representations in behalf of all tllrou„.
the Brazilian .Minister, but with the Re
moval of the diplomatic corps it is
Continued on Twelfth Pace.
BURIED MANJOT SADLER
Police Don't Know What Has Become
of Williamsporter Whose Travel
ing Bag Was Found Hidden Here
The police, after investigation, said
this morning they are satisfied tliiat
tjlie unknown man found along the
Philadelphia £• Heading railroad tracks
at .Nineteenth street on Monday and
buried in potter's field on Wednesday
is not George M. Sadler, of Williains
piirt, yet the mystery of the disappear
ance of the latter man from his home
three weeks ago is yet unsolved. It
was the Undiug of Sadler's traveling
bag concealed in a field along the Head'
ing railroad at Cameron street tlhat
gave rise to the belief yesterdav that
I the missing Sadler might have been the
j unidentified man found near there last
1 The bag undoubtedly is Sadler 's, the
i police say, but his present whereabouts
are unknown. Concealed as it was in
l an old boiler and covered with moss,
i there was reason to believe t/lie owner
had met with foul play. This theory
i has not been abandoned by the police,
notwithstanding they say they are con
vinced the man buried in potter's field
is not Sadler.
The Williamsport police department
last night sent a photograph of Sadler
to Chief of Police Hutchison, of this
city, together with a description of the
musing man. He is about 6 feet tall,
weighing between 170 and 180 pounds.
The police, seeking a description of the
unknown man found along the tracks,
were referred to R. K. Spicer, under
taker, by Coronpr Eckinger. Spicer's
description of the unknown is that he
was about 5 feet 7 ihches tall, slender
and weighed about 128 pounds. The
features were those of a foreigner.
The Williamsport police gave no ex
planation for Sadler's disappearance
from home There was nothing in the
traveling bag that indicated the owner
himself had tried to dispose of it and
the police believe that it was hidden
away by another person to do away
with incriminating evidence.
Italians Called to the Colors
March 6, 5.53 P. M.—The
Rome correspondent of the Exchange
Telegraph CpmpaJiy sends word that the
reserve non-commissioned officers of
four classes were called to join the col
BABY, 4 WEEKS OLD. WINS
Pin OF RELIEF WORKERS
Mother, .Thinly Clad and Hungry, Car
ries Youngster Wrapped in Shawl
Through Storm and Is Rewarded
With Food and Clothing
Emaciated and wan, a thinly-clothed
little woman this morning edged timid
ly into the hallwiy of tho Home and
War Relief Committee's headquarters,
7 South Front street. Her clothing—
a thin skirt and ragged sweater for
outer covering—showed worn and
threadbare. She was cold and wet from
the storm. Even in the tempered air
inside the house she shivered frequent
ly. Her black-ringed, sunken eyes
showed more deeply by comparison with
the pallor of her face. Alike, faco
and body were thin to emaciation. In
her arms she carried a long bundle
wrapped in a thin, ragged shawl. From
its size one might - - have supposed it
contained a bundle of sewn garments
whicih were being returned.
Slowly the woman mounted the
stairs leading tc the office of the Home
Belief Division. At tne door she hesi
tated, glancing around the room, which
Continued on Twelfth Paire.
j This Is a Story of How An After-The-
I at re Party Got Lost in the Bliz
zard on North Second Street
It was all the fault of Daniel D.
Everybody who rides regularly on
the North Second street trolley line
knows that "Dannie" Ilammclbaugh,
secretary of the School Board, lives at
I Second "and Reily streets, and that he
| always gets off the car there. Moreover
! Mr. Hammelbaugh's record for aceu
i racy in school hoard affairs as in all
j other things is such that persons who
| live north of Reily, on Second, when
j they see him on the car, always wait
i for him to get off before beginning to
j look for their own stopping places.
Last night when the cars were
i crowded, just after the theatres let out,
] Mr. Hammelbaugh got on one at the
t square. Beside him sat "Jimmy"
Miles, of the City Treasurer's office,
: whose stopping place is just one block
| north of Keilv street.
Like ever) body else who counts the
blocks to his own sueet froui the cor
ner where the school board secretary
alights, Miles didn't bother with keep
ing tabs on the streets as they went
Pretty soon Mr. Hammelbaugh push
ed the biixzer and got off at a corner.
One square further on Mr. Miles did
Now almost as many people as know
j that Hammel<baugh gets off at Reily
; street, are acquainted with the fact
i that Miles gets off at Harris, no that
' when Miles was leaving the car with a
; shout to his friends of "Here's our
! station," the usual quota of Harris
j street' dwellers followed him out into
I "Bing! Biug!!" went the conduc
i tor's bell. The doors banged to at the
I trout of the "pay-as-vou-enter," and
! by the time the Harris street eontin
; gent had gof their 'bearings and learn
| ed they had climbed out into the snow
lat Verbeke street, three blocks too
I soon, the car was speeding toward the
Academy for dear life.
There was a brief mass meeting in
which "it was voted unanimously that
it was all "Dannie" Hanimelbau.*h's
fault. There was no pity for him even
though a glance toward Cumberland
street, showed him alone bucking the
i beating storm in the direction of his
Reily street home.
For how were the rest of the people
to know that a sober and reliable man
like "Dannie" would miss his bear
ings by three blocks, even if there was
• CHAM BLK FOR A POLICE JOB
Many Applicants for Chauffeur's Post
Which Mehring Will Relinquish
Several applicants for a position as
chauffeur of the police auto patrol
came forward to-day wheu it was
learned that Wilhelm J. Mehring, who
holds that position, will resign from
the police force next Tuesday. Al
though Mayor Royal has not been in
formed officially of the intention of
Mehring to resign, two men already
have asked the Mayor for t'he appoint
Other members of the City Commis
sion said this morning they have sev
eral names under consideration for the
place—those of men who have been
on the waiting list for some time.
While Mehring's resignation will prob
ably go to the Commissioners on Tues
day, Commissioner Lynch intimat
ed that the appointment will not be
made until March 16.
Policeman Buch, wagon man, who
has learned to run the auto ]>atroT, is
acting as chauffeur since last Monday,
Mlhen Mehring went off duty on ac
count of the death of his father. Meh
rikz will conduct hie father's whole
sale liquor buisness and for that rea
son will resign his position on the po
Mehring License Goes to Son
The liquor license held by the late
Wilhelm J. Meihring, proprietor of a
wholesale house at 1901-03-05 North
Sixth street, to-day was transferred by
the court to the son. Wilhelm J. Meh
ring, Jr. The son for several months
had been driver of the police patroj.
He took charge of his father'« business
Rublee Gets Recess Appointment
By Associated Press.
Washington, March 6.—President
Wil»on to-day gave a recess appoint
ment to George Rublee, of Cornish, N.
H., as a member of the new Federal
Trade Commission. Mr. Rublee's nomi
nation was not confirmed by tibe Senate
at fee last session.
3 THROUGH LINES
(111 II) St
Erie, Lake Shore and
Nickel Plate Accused
of Ignoring States
BE PUT TO JAIL
Attorney General Brown Threatens
Prosecutions of Three Big Rail
roads For Alleged Violation of Di
rections Given By Live Stock Board
Alleging that the Erie Railroad Com
pany, the Lake Shoro & Michigan Ceu
tral ami the New York, Chicago and
St. bonis or "Nickel Plate," the two
latter under the management of the
New York Central, have been violating
tho order of the State Live Stock Sani
tary Boar«t of Pennsylvania which for
bids the shipment of cattle from the
West through Pennsylvania to Eastern
points, the Attorney General's Depart
ment, by direction of Attorney (>eneral
Brown, this morning peremptorily or
dered the companies at once to cease
shipping the cattle. With the tele
grams conveying the orders were com
munications to the directors of the rail-
I road companies calling their attention
to the-fact that the act of 1913 pro
vides for a flue of SIOO for a violation
|of the order of the Live Stock Sani
tary Board, with a fine of SSOO for
! each subsequent offense, and imprison
ment for from 10 to 90 days, either or
' both, for any of the company officials
I from the president down to the person
' engaged in the actual shipments. It is
the intention, the authorities here say,
I that if the railroad companies persist in
: their shipments of cattle from the West
' through Pennsylvania, to prosecute at
At the same time the companies were
i advised of being liable to prosecution,
' the government in Washington was re
quested to decline to issae permits for
; the shipment of ottle from Western
| points through Pennsylvania, and it is
■ understood will comply with the re
Say the Pennsy Has Obeyed
Some days ago wheu the foot and
mouth disease among western cattle
broke out with renewed virulence, tho
| State Live Stock Sanitary Board held
| a meeting with Governor Brumbaugh,
Continued on Seventh Pas*
FIVE KWj THE STREET
Lumberman Shoots Four Men to Death
and Is In Turn Killed By a
Brunswick; Ga., March 6.—Four
men were shot and killed and five
others seriously wounded here to-day
by Monroe Phillips, a lumberman, who
fired at random on the street.
Phillips himself was killed by a po
liceman who sought to arrest him. One
of the men killed was H. F. Dunwoody,
a prominent attorney.
The others killed were W. M. Hack
ett, an undertaker; Rex Deavers, a po
liceman and W. P. Padgett, a former
policeman. Several of the wouiuled are
prominent citizens of Brunswick.
Worry over financial difficulties,
which he blamed on others, is said to
have made Phillips temporarily insane.
Phillips first went to the office of
Dunwoody and opened fire on the law
yer with a shot gun, kilting him almost
instantly. From a neighboring street
corner, the lumberman then began
shooting at every one in sight. Those
on the street were panic -strivken and
fled in all directions.
Hackett was killed as he was trying
to escape. Deavers and Padgett wero
shot to death in the battle between
Phillips and officers who tried to cap
Before he was killed, Phillips, in ad
dition to killing four men, had seriously
wounded five and slightly wounded
about fifteen others.
FIRE IN BROOKLYN THEATRE
Matinee in Progress When Firemen Are
Summoned to Playhouse
By Associated Press.
New York, March 6.—The Brooklyn
fire department was called out at 3.15
o 'clock this afternoon to answer an
alarm of fire turned in from the Grand
Opera House, at Fulton street and Elm
A matinee was" in progress at the
opera house at the time.
SAYS NEIGHBOR SCALDED HER
Mrs. Charles Templer Receives Injuries
at Close of an Argument
Mrs. Charles Templer. 128 Christie
court, is being treated for scalds of
the face, back and shouiders at the
She was admitted last evening and
said that a neighbor bail thrown scald
ing water from a tea kettle after an
argument in the neighbor's house. Her
condition is not serious.
INSISTS ON A FAIR SHOW
FOR LOCAL TRACTOR FIRM
Ono City Commissioner Is Opposed to
Letting an Out-of-town Concern Get
Contract at Higher Bid; at Least,
Until Harrisburg Product Is Tried
Park Commissioner M. Harvey Tay
lor to-day refused to confirm or deny
bhe report that in his recommendations
next Tuesday for the purchase of fire
apparatus he will ask the City Commis
sioners to turn down a local factory's
bid nnd givo the contracts for three
tractors to the Front Drive Motor Car
Co., of Hoboken, N. J., nor would he
say whether he proposes to favor giv
ing motor combination wagons to the
Morton Truck & Tractor Company, the
local concern, as reported.
The bids on ttoe tractors submitted
by the Morton company is lower than
tie Hoboken firm's bid aud the only
excuse advanced thus far for the ru
mored intention to turn down the Har
risburg company on this bid is that the
Morton tractors are of the four-wheel
It is learned that at least ono City
Commissioner will insist on jiostpone
ing awarding the contract for tractors
until the meeting on March 16-—thin,
ho said, for the purpose of first in
specting a tractor which the Morton
firm now is assembling in its ll.irrls
burg plant, with the purpose of giving
the local concern a fair trv-out.
The Morton company is now mount
ing a Lebanon fire company steamer oil
one of its trucks, ami the Commission
er expressed his belief that the prac
ticability of that experiment should bo
ascertained before awarding a contract
for the tractors to an out-of-town con
cern at a higher bid than that of tho
local manufacturers. This apparatus,
he said, will be ready for insij>ectioii
within the next few days.
HOYEKTKR MAY BE TRIED HERE
Probable Change in Plans for Trial of
Alleged Bank Wrecker
Lebanon, March 6.—Sheriff Harry
P. Strupp has received word from Unit
ed States Marshal Smith, of Harris
burg, to the effect that the trial of
Arthur J. Hoverter, of this city, former
life insurance agent, reeent'y arrested
by the United States authorities for
having aided and abetted in misap
plying the funds of the First National
Bank of Schaefferstown, will not be
tried at Scranton.
Hoverter was to have been taken to
Scranton for trial next Monday before
the United States District Court there,
it is now said that ho will bo tried
at the session of the United Stats*
Court to be held at Hnrrisburg, ptob
aibly not before May, unless a special
term of the (tisrtriet court should in the
meantime be held before the regular
FATALLY SHOT IK
Desperado Opens Fire
On Wilmington Blue
coats as Latter At
tempt to Arrest Him
IS SUBDUED BY
SHOT IN BREAST
Accompanied by "Pal" WTio Is Ar
rested Without Trouble—Police Be
lieve Pair Visited Wilmington With
the Intention of Holding Up a Bank
Wilmington, Del., March 6.—ln a
running chase after a suspicious man
whose appearance attracted the atten
tion of a policeman, shortly after noon
to-day, Policeman Frank Tiernev was
shot and killed, Policeman Horace Mc-
Donnell was shot aa.i mortally wound
ed, and Policemen James P. Scott and
Willard Sharpless were wounded se
verely. Kobert Man love, a railroad em
ploye, also was shot and slightly
Officer Sharpless accosted the stran
ger at Sixth and Market streets, next
<ioor to the imlic.e station. The man
ran and Sharpless pursued him, the
other officers joining in the chase. The
fugitive started the firing and the of
ficers responded. The chase continued
for four blocks, when, at Fifth and
Walnut streets, the stranger took ref
uge in a stable, and from behind a ve
hicle opened fire on his pursuers. It
WHS here he fired the shots which (fid
The policemen responded to his fusil
lade, and after disabling him by a bul
let, which struck him in the breast, se
cured him and took him to the police
station. His wound is not regarded as
serious. Policeman Tierney was hur
ried to a hospital and died soon after
reaching there. Policeman McDannell
also is at the hospital, but his death is
The desperado was accompanied by
another man who was arrewted without
trouble. He said his name was Charles
Monmeitz, but refused further infor
mation and also refused to give the
name of his companion. The latter
was searched at the police station, the
search revealing four automatic revol
vers and two gold watches. It is 'be
lieved the nien came here with tho in
tention of holding up a bank.
PRICE ONE CENT.
One-Third of the Dis
tance Through the
Straits Now Free of
Allied Fleets Are Still Pounding the
"'urklsh Forts ou the European Side
While Workers Are Busy Clearing
Out the Mines
Paris, March 6, 4.25 A. M.—The
Dardanelles now lias been cleared oil
mines as far as Cliauak Kaleisi, about
a third of the distance through the
straits, says a Tenedos dispatch to the
"Petit Parisien" dated Mar*h 6.
The mine workers are working under
the protection of the allied warships,
which are keeping up a steady bombard
ment of tho fo-ts on the European
Say German Losses Are 3,000,000
Paris, March 6, 4.30 P. M.—An of
ficial note issued by the French press
bureau declares that the German losses
since the beginning of hostilities in
killed, wounded, sick and prisoners
reaches the enormous total of 3,000,000
men. This calculation is based on the
known casnaJties in ten German regi
Petrograd, Russia, March 6.—An of
ficial communication received in Petro
grad from the Russian army in the
Caucasus, dated March 4, say* that Rus
sian I'oops are continuing with the
same success their offensive operations
in the vicinity of the Tchoruk river, is
Turkish Armenia southwest of Batura.
There have been no other encounters
with the Turks on oth r parts of*the
GERMANS CHECKED BEFORE
RHEIMS, IS FRENCH REPORT
Paris, March 6. —A German chock
before Rheims is described in a semi
official note issued last night by the
War Office which says:
"North of Ija Pompelle on the road
from Rheims to Chalons tho possession
of a little Inn at La Fermo Alger had
been hotly contested since September.
The Germans had tried every means to
dislodge us by the use of mines, pro
jectiles and bombs from aeroplanes.
They made an exceptionally violent at
tack on March 2.
A violent cannonade was begun the
afternoon our positions were charged
the entire front. Rheims, Betheny and
Prunay were bombarded all night by
guns of every calibre. The following
afternoon oud positions were charged
by three detachments coming from dif
ferent directions. Only one of these
succeeded in reaching our barbed wire
entanglements where the charging sol
diers either were killed by our heavy
fire or made prisoners. The other two
detachments were stopped by our in
fantry and 'seventy-fives.' The Ger
mans retreated hastily, not waiting to
carry with them their dead and
"Soon afterwards another attack
came opposite our extreme front direet
lv against Alger, which was repulsed,
the Germans beating a hasty retreat. At
dusk a third attack was made but this
likewise was repulsed Ijjy infantry and
rapid Brers. The German loss was es
timated at two-fifths of the attacking
force or approximately 350 men."
LATE WARNEWS SUMMARY'
Announcement was made by the
French War Office to-day that the ad
vance of the allied troops in Ohamr
pagne was continuing and that efforts
of the Germans to halt the movement
by counter attacks had failed. Londoq
reports the allies are making slow tyti*
consistent gains in this region, althou&Il
Berlin makes no such concessions. /
The general staff of the Russian Cau
casian army reported that a further ad
vance into Turkish Armenian had been
made by the forces which recently
moved forward from Batum along the
shore of the Black Sea. This army Is
said to have cut off Turkish communi
cations with Constantinople.
Petrograd dispatches state that the
Russian offensive in Gallcla and Buko
wlna Is gathering force and thrt the
Austrians may be compelled soon to
evacuate Bokowlna. It la believed at
Petrograd that the great Austrp-Ger
man encircling movement in this region
has failed and that the right I#lag of
the Austro-Oerman Gr.lician arJay is in
danger of being flanked by the Rus
There were indications in to-day's
cable dispatches that the bombardment
Continued on Stvcilk P*S».