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VOL. LVII. NO. 152
NORWICH, CONN., TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1915
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Grand Duke's Lines Are
SERIOUS BATTLE ON
' There is General Expectation
Yet Oppose Strong Resistance to the Austro-Germans
Teutonic Allies Devoting
Attempt to Strike at
Either Side in Western Zone No Important Develop
ments are Reported From the Austro-Italian Front
French Ministry Reports
, With the Russian emperor on the
;Gahcian front, a new minister or war,
! General Polivanoff. in charge of Rus
sian military affairs, and the grand
duke's lines still intact, there is a gen
'eral expectation that the Russian
"forces will yet oppose strong- resistance
to the Austro-Germans, whose sweep
; along the eoutheastern part of Galicia
The latest advices virtually agree
' that the Russian retreat has been an
, orderly one, although obliged to evac-
uate such important towns as Lemberg,
Mikoilwo and Halcz, but this, it is in
timated by Petrograd, had been for the
purpose of seeking better defensive
positions which the nature of the coun-
: try further to the east affords. In this
withdrawal movement hard battles
have been fought and the Russian rear
guards have stubbornly contested ev
ery mile of territory which the Austro
Germans have gained.
So far as can be learned, the Teu
: tonic allies are not transferring any of
their eastern forces to the western
'zone, but are devoting all their men
and strength to the Galician campaign
and to a further attempt to strike at
: Warsaw, the Polish capital.
Describing the Russian retreat on the
5nifa Lipa river on June 26, the Rus
sian war office says:
"We repulsed desperate attacks by
great'German forces along the Bukas-eowice-Halicz
The last official Russian communica
tion indicates that a serious battle is
'being fought on the left bank of the
.Vistula, in Poland, where in attacks in
:he Ozarowa district, particularly
',against the town of Gliniary, the Aus
itrians were repulsed and suffered great
In the western theatre comparative
lA FAVORABLE REPLY
PREDICTED FROM GERMANY.
Concerning Submarine Warfare and
Sinking of the Lusitania.
Washington, June 28. Favorable re
ply from Germany to the last note of
;the United States concerning subma
rine warfare and the sinking of the
Lusitania, was predicted in an official
despatch from Ambassador Gerard re
ceived today at th. state department
It was transmitted to President Wil
son at Cornish, N. H,
While the ambassador did not at
tempt 4o outline the forthcoming Ger
man note, he described the atmos
phere in Berlin official quarters as fa
vorable to a satisfactory reply.
The fact that Ambassador Gerard
took occasion to predict informally
the nature of the reply was regarded
as significant in official quarters here,
where it was pointed out that the
ambassador's forecasts in the past had
been conservative and consistent.
Ambassador Gerard understands the
German official purpose to be to make
no concessions which will affect the
use of the submarines as means of
warring on the commerce -of Great
Britain, but to propose some way by
which American lives and legitimate
Interests will be safeguarded.
ARTILLERY RANGE FOR
MILITIA AND REGULARS
War Department Purchase of 19,000
Acres on Pocono Mountains.
Washington. June 2-8. The War De
partment has bought for $50,000 nine
teen thousand acres of land at Toby
hanna, Pa., for a field artillery range
for both militia and regular troops.
It is probable that at least one sim
ilar range will be erected in the South,
probably in Alabama jr Georgia, and
another in. California. That will be
dependent -upon the development of
Ithe militia in those sections.
GERMAN CATHOLIC PRELATES
PROTEST PARIS PUBLICATIONS.
Relating to Alleged German Atrocities
Against the Church.
Rome, Via Paris, June 28, 5.15 p. m.
Cardinal Von Hartmann, archbishop
Df Cologne and Cardinal Von Betting-
er, archbishop of Munich, have ad-
aressea me pope, strongly protesting
against a publication which has ap
peared in Paris under the title of
"War and Catholicism." This publica
tion was compiled by Monsignor
Kaucirulart, rector or the Catholic In
stitute at Paris, with an Introduction
by Cardinal Amette, against the
Cardinals Von Hartmann and Bet
tinger deny that such atrocities ever
sccurred and declare that Cardinal
Mercier was never imprisoned, as as
serted in the article in question.
Three Men Killed in Wreck.
St. Joseph. Mo., June 28. Three
men were killed yesterday in a head
3n collision near here between two
fast freight trains on the Chicago,
Rock Island and Pacific railroad. L.
H. Askew, engine driver; J. B. For
rester, fireman, and I. B. Berry, brake
tnan, were crushed -to death, and Wil
liam H. Stewart, the other engine
Iriver, was Injured so severely; that
Still Intact and Retreat
LEFT BANK OF VISTULA
That the Russian Forces Will
Men and Strength in a Further
Warsaw No Great Gains by
That Italy is to Send Troops to
calm prevails, no important gains or
actions being reported by either side.
The Italian war office has little to tell
of the progress of events along the
Austrian frontier, stating merely that
there has been no important develop-
ment along the entire front. The seem
ing .slowness of the Italian campaign is
due largely to the mountainous nature
of the country over which advances
have to be made and the inclement
weather which has prevailed for some
The French ministry of war reports
that Italy has- broken off diplomatic
relations with Turkey and that Italy
will send troops to the Dardanelles.
But official confirmation of this from
Rome is lacking.
CARGO IN PRIZE COURT,
The Seaconnett, Bound from New York
for Gothenburg, Seized by British.
London, June 22 (Delayed by Censor).-
The American steamer Seacon
nett, erroneously reported released
yesterday, when it was stated that in
vestigation had shown her cargo was
not intended for the use of enemies of
Great Britain, actually was taken to
Shields, where a portion of her cargo
was discharged and sent to a prize
court. The Seaconnett was b ound
from New York for Gothenburg and
was detained at Kirkwall.
The American steamer Portland,
from San Francisco for Stockholm,
which was detained at Kirkwall, was
taken to Blyth, where 34 tons of dried
fruit forming part of her general cargo
was sent to a prize court.
London, June 2S, 4.35 p. m. Premier
Asquith's authority for statement in
his speech at Newcastle April 30 that
neither Great Britain nor her allies
was hampered by a lack of munitions
was again demanded of the cabinet
leader in the house of commons this
afternoon, and his refusal to give in
formation on the subject was met
with the assertion that his statement
was "absolutely without foundation."
Sir Arthur B. Markham, liberal
member for the Mansfield division of
Nottinghamshire, who raised the point
and angrily charged the premier with
perverting the truth, attempted to
heckle Mr. Asquith. Sir Arthur said
the original .statement cast a slur
upon Field Marshal Sir John French,
who was in no way responsible for
. Mr. Asquith's only reply was that
Sir Arthur Markham was raising just
the sort of point whiph would be most
undesirable for both the interests of
the army and the campaign to raise,
and when the premier refused to be
drawn further Sir Arthur blurted out:
"Is it in the in-trests of the nation
that the prime minister should make
a statement which is absolutely with
Cries of "Shame" and protestations
"It's the truth. led to brief excitement.
John W. Davis Spoken of as Next
State Department Counsellor,
Washington, June 28. Gossip con
cerning the successor to Secretary
Lansing as Counsellor of the State
Department continued today with
prominent mention in official quarters
of John W. Davis, Solicitor-General
of the Department of Justice. Ex
Representative A. Mitchell Palmer, of
Pennsylvania, was suggested as Mr.
Davis's probable successor. No se
lection is likely, however, until Pres
ident Wilson returns from Cornish, N.
Inasmuch as the position of Coun
sellor requires a thorough familiarity
with International law, it is thought
likely in some quarters that some man
who has represented the United
States on arbitration tribunals or is
now engaged in the practice of inter
national law will be selected.
Ancient Tablet for Yale.
New Haven, Conn., June 28. An
nouncement was made tonight that
Colonel L M. Ullman of this city has
presented to Yale University a val
uable tablet written about the fifth
century before Christ. The stone is
said to be the only one of its kind in
this country. The Inscription refers
to worship of a god. The stone was
unearthed near the city of Tarsus in
Escaped "Trusty" iRecaptured.
Auburn, N. Y.. June 28. Andrew
Brady, a "trusty" employed as a fire
man In Jtartmrn Prison, who escaped
by going over the wall yesterdav. wna
recaptured early this mornina- at Vila
former home In Oswego. He.,wastre-
UM II IL.i.
Americans Lack Passports.
Liverpool, June 28, 6.&6 p. m. Six
passengers of the American line steam
ship St. Paul, which arrived here last
night from New York, have been de
tained on board the ship on account of
the insufficiency or lack of passports.
Montenegrins Take Seaport.
Berlin, June 28 (By wireless teleg
graphy to Sayville, N. Y.) A telegram
received here from Scutari says that
the Montenegrins have occupied the
Albanian harbor of Giovanni Medua.
ana are now marching on Alessio.
TO PREVENT MEXICAN
Strict Surveillance is Being Maintain
ed on Mexicans in the United States.
Washington, June 28. The United
States government has determined
that so far as it can prevent, there
shall be no further revolutionary
movements in Mexico and that Amer
lean territory, at any rate, shall not
be used as a base for such expeditions.
l nls, it became known officially today
led to the arrest of General Victoriano
Huer-ta and General Pascual Orozco at
El Paso and forms the ground for
strict surveillance now being main
tained by agents of the department of
justice on General Felix Diaz, lion
dragon, Blanquet and Felipe Angeles
and other Mexicans of prominence
now living in the United States.
Assistant Attorney-General AVarren
conferred today with Secretary Lans
ing, after which the intention of the
government to prosecute vigorously all
violations of neutrality laws, irre
spective of the prominence of the in
dividuals or their affiliations was re
According to Information thus far
gathered, there are at least four sep
arate and district groups apart from
the villa and Uarranza supporters in
the United States who are active po
litically in the Mexican situation.
KILLED HIS WIFE
DURING A QUARREL.
Alleged Confession of Marshall S.
Thompson of Hayden's Station.
Windsor, Conn., June 28. Marshall
S. Thompson, aged 21, colored, who has
been held by States Attorney Alcorn
pending an investigation into the death
of his 17 year old wife at Hayden s
Station last night, confessed, accord
ing to the authorities, that he shot her
during a quarrel. He had at first told
the police that she had shot herself.
Thompson was arrested, charged with
murder, end he will be given a pre
liminary hearing tomorrow morning.
The alleged confession was made in
the presence of Coroner J. G. Calhoun,
Deputy Sheriff S. M. Welch and State
Policeman Robert T. Hurley. Accord
ing to the confession, which was in
writing, Thompson and his wife lived
together unhappily. When he com
plained about the supper not being
properly cooked last night, the confes
sion says, she ran into her room, pro
duced a revolver, and he wrestled with
her, the revolver being discharged
while he held it.
The autopsy disclosed, according to
the coroner, that it was impossible for
the woman to shoot herself.
WIRE TAPPING SCHEME
WORKED ON HOTEL MAN
Fleeced Out of $8,000 Swindler
Pleaded Guilty and is Sentenced.
New York, June 28. Frederick Gon-
dorf, who entered a plea of guiltv last
week to a charge of fleecing William
x. JJavis, a hotel keeper of Glassboro,
N. J., out of $8,000 by means of a
dummy pool room and a wire tapping
scheme, was today sentenced to from
a year and four months to ten years
in Sing Sing prison.
in accepting Gondorrs plea of eruil-
ty, the court dismissed five other in
dictments against him. Gondorf is a
brother of Charles Gondorf. now serv
ing a term in Sing Sing for operating
a wire-tapping swindle. According to
tne police the Gondorfs and their as
sistants defrauded various victoms out
of about $2,000,000 in seven years.
CONDITIONS IN MEXICO
CIT YARE CRITICAL.
Zapatistas Holding the City With a
Force of 25,000 Men.
Washington, June 28. Official des
patches sent by the British ehnrtre
d'affaires at Mexico City by courier
to Vera Cruz and from there cabled
to the state department today, pic
tured conditions in the Mexican- cap
ital as exeremely critical.
The Zapatistas holdiner the citv with
a force estimated at nearly 25,000 men
were reported by the courier to have
repulsed last Wednesday an attacking
Carranza army under General Pablo
Gouzalez, while General Carranza was
disatching all rollin gstock and avail
able men in an attempt to reinforce
Gonzalez and continue the "assault.
FORMER GOV. SLATON
OFF FOR PACIFIC COAST.
Military Guard Withdrawn From His
Atlanta, Ga., June 28. Former Gov
ernor John M. Slaton, accompanied
by Mr. Slaton left Atlanta late to
day for the Pacific coast by way of
New York and tonight the military
guard stationed at his suburban home
since the demonstration against the
commutation of Leo M. Frank's death
sentence began on June 21 was with
drawn. The departure of Mr. and Mrs. Sla
ton was without- incident.
Boy Killed While Stealing a Ride.
New Haven, Conn., June 28. Nine
years old Harry Koskey was killed
tonight when he fell from a wagon
on which he was stealing a ride in
Grand Avenue and the wheels ran
over his head. His five years old sis
ter Irene also fell from the wagon, but
Fall From Roof Fatal.
Hartford, Conn., June 28. Sidney
Reisman, 18 years old, fell from the
roof of a five story building in Main
street today and was instantly kill
ed. Child Burned to Death.
Hartford. June 28. Five vears old
Janet La Bel of East Hartford died
tonight in a hospital as the result of
burns received while playing with
matches at her home.
Four Killed by Lightning.
Grand Forks, N. D., June 28. Four
persons were killed by lightning dur
ing a severe electrical and rain storm
which swept, .NorttuDakota and north-
MEMBER OF FEDERAL COMMIS
SION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.
Dr. C. P. Bancroft Stated That He
Had Tested Thaw's Mental Condi
tion "for Reaction from Every Pos
New York, June 28. Harry K. Thaw
was described as sane and rational to
day by two members of the federal
commission which was appointed by
the United States court in New
Hampshire to determine whether he
snould be allowed his liberty under
bail during the extradition proceed
ings to bring him back from that state
to New York. They were General
Frank S. Streeter of Concord, N. H.,
cuauman oi tne commission and Dr.
Charles P. Bancroft, superintendent
of the New Hampshire State Hospital
ior tne insane at Manchester.
Expert Alienist Testifies.
Dr. Bancroft, testifying as an expert
anenist, saia mat he had examined
Thaw both mentally and physically
over a period tf three weeks and had
tested his mental condition "for reac
tion from every possible angle." He
said that the members of the com
mission had gone over in detail with
Thaw all the circumstances of his life
and had omitted no tonic which mieht
bring to the surface the delusion from
which the state alleges Thaw was
suffering at the time he shot Stanford
White and still is that he was "di
vinely appointed the protector of
Thaw Perfectly Sane.
"We found him perfectly sane and
rational." said Dr. Bancroft. He said
on cross examination that a true par
anoiac, such as the state charges
Thaw to be, might for a time sub
merge his delusion so as to defy the
tests of the most expert alienists, but
did not think that this could be done
for more than two or three months.
It was bound to appear after awhile.
Counsel For State Cites a Case.
Counsel for the state cited to him
a case in a New York asylum where
a paranoiac had successfully conceal
ed his delusion for a year and a half
and gained his discharge as a sane
man. On the nifrht of his release,
said the attorney, he went home and
killed his sister-in-law with an axe.
Dr. Bancroft said he had not heard
of the case.
The witness said he had not given
a great deal of weight'1 to testimonv
in previous Thaw proceedings before
him to the effect that various of his
relatives had the taint of insanity. He
had not observed that Thaw in his
childhood was given to violent out
bursts, though he appeared to have
been excitable in his temperament, he
A Spoiled Child.
"He seemed to have been a spoiled
child," said the witness. "Like some
children of the rich he was brought
up without discipline, given his own
way too much and lacked occupation
circumstances that lead to failure."
He did not find, he saidt that Thaw
was morally perverted.
General Streeter, giving his opinion
as a lay member of the commission,
said that Thaw acted in a perfectly
normal way both while he was being
examined and at a social occsion ar
rangd totest his "social reaction."
Thaw, he said, had expressed regret
for the killing of Stanford White and
admitted he had made a mistake m
idealizing Evelyn Nesbit.
PRESIDENT DEVOTES TIME
TO FOREIGN COMPLICATIONS
Communication With Secretary
Lansing and Other Officials.
Cornish, N. H., June 28. President
Wilson devoted several hours today to
the consideration of the Mexican, the
European and the Haitien situations.
He was in communication with Seer
etary Lansing and other Washington
officials. There was no indication
tonight that any of the business
brought before him wsa of such press
ing nature as to take him hurriedly
back to Washington, but he is keep
ing himself ready to leave here at any
The president let it be known that
he had outlined to Secretary Lansing
the policy to be pursued toward Haiti
as a result of the political and finan
cial troubles which have shaken that
country for a long time. What this
policy is, was not disclosed by the
president but it was understood that
further efforts would be made to
straighten out the finances of Haiti
through some arrangement similar to
the American collectorship now in ef
fect in the Dominican republic.
Mr. Wilson was notified of the ar
rest on the Mexican border of Gen
eral Victoriano Huerta, but the In
vestigation of the charges against the
former Mexican dictator and his pro
secution will be left to department
of justice officials. Reports on the
Mexican situation have been trans
mitted to the president here, but it
was said tonight that he had nothing
to give out for publication.
$2,000,000 COMMON STOCK
HARTFORD GAS LIGHT CO.
Purchased by Bodell & Co. of Provi
denceHartford Company Associated.
Providence, R. .1, June 28. Bodell &
company of this city announced today
they had purchased from the United
Gas and Electric corporation of New
Jersey their holdings of the shares of
the common stock of the Hartford City
Gas Light company. Involving approxi
mately over $2,000,000. A Hartford
company was associated with- them in
the purchase of the stock.
The Hartford City Gas Light com
pany supplies Hartford, West Hartford,
East Hartford and Wethersfleld and
sells gas to companies supplying Wind
sor. Windsor Locks, Thompsonville
Killed by Fall from Porch.
Meriden, Conn., June 28. Mrs. Mar
garet G. Parker, 77 years old. Was
killed i here today by a fall from the
porch of her home. The railing gave
way and she struck on her head,
causing concussion of the brain. She
was the widow of William D. Parker,
a pioneer, playerianomanot -this 1
THE NEW REVOLUTIONARY
MEN CROSSING RIVER
Informed Persons Say the De
tention of Huerta Will Not Retard
New Movement Predict
El Paso. Tex., June 28. In spite of
the detention here of General Victori
ano Huerta, under federal bond, events
pointed to continued activity in the
new revolutionary movement across
the Rio Grande. Doubt was expressed
by some close observers whether Huer
ta would make any effort to cross into
Mexico even should he be released at
his hearing July 1. Huerta declared
that as soon as he is released he will
continue his interrupted journey to
Well informed persons tonight said
revolutionary agents were active and
intimated that an average of 100 men
were crossing the Rio Grande nightly.
These persons do not believe the
Huerta incident will retard revolution
ary efforts and predict that important
developments would occur in Juarez
The arrival tonight of J. L. Camp,
United States district attorney for the
west Texas district, was expected to
bring developments in the legal phase
of the situation. While special agents
of the department of justice were si
lent, it was said that the arrest of sus
pected revolutionaries was under con
sideration. AUTO PLUNGED INTO
CANAL AT TURNER'S FALLS.
Robert D. Miller Was Drowned and His
Wif,e Died of Shock.
Turner's Falls, Mass., June 28. An
automobile in which Mr. and Mrs.
Robert D. Miller were returning to
their home in Athol after a trip
through the Berkshires plunged into a
canal here today. Mr. Miller was
drowned and Mrs. Miller, who was res
sued from the water by her son, E. W.
Miller, principal of the high school at
Maynard. Mass., died of shock a few
nours aiter tne acciaent. The younger
Mr. Miller and Miss Edna Locke of
Winchester, Mass., who were also in
tne car, were not injured.
Ihe machine, operated by Miss
Locke, had crossed the high suspension
Driage over the Connecticut river and
had entered a bridge over a canal sud
plying water power to the factories on
the riverbank. At this point consid-
eraoie construction work was in
progress and the guard rail of the
bridge was missing. In the darkness
of the earlv morning the automobile
shot over the side of the bridge into
The elder Miller was pinned beneath
tne car and could not extricate himself.
EXPLOSION AND FIRE IN
MERIDEN AUTO STATION
$10,000 Damage and an Employe Se
Meriden, Conn., June 28. Damaeps
estimated at between $10,000 and $15,
000 resulted today from a fire in the
iMeriden Auto station on West Main
street owned bv Mrs. Adam Ene-le
hardt. Fire followed two exDlosinns
and Frederick Collington, an emplove,
was severely burned about the face
and hands before he was dragged to
safety by other workmen. One
ouiiaing, tne machine shop was burn
ed out and eleven carrs in it practical
it was about a year ago that Mrs.
Englehart's husband was blown to
death in an explosion at the same
WORKED THE SICK
On Springfield Man Swindler Gets
Term in Sing Sing.
New York. June 28. Nicholas Arn
stein was sentenced today to a term of
irom two years and ten months to
tnree years In Sine Sing Drison fol
lowing his conviction on an indictment
charging the theft of $15,000 from
William E. Shinks of Springfield
Arnstein was extradited from Lon
don last fall. He was found guilty of
working the so-called sick engineer
swindle to secure Mr. Shinks' money.
Indictments on the same charge are
penaing against Samuel P. Giraux,
Frank McGee, Henry Gannon and Don
ald Persch. Persch has turned state's
ARE MADE DEFENDANTS.
Seven Additional Names Were Add
ed to the List Yesterday.
Annapolis, Mr.. June 28. S3 pvpn ad
ditional midshipmen were today made
ueieiiuanis or interested parties, be
fore the court of inquiry which is in
vestigating the "Cribbing" scandall at
the Nayal Academy, Increasing the
number to 23. They are David Glick,
E. H. Jones, W. H. Hopkins, Jr., E.
J. Waddell, C. M. Reagle and Karl
Keller of the present second class and
R. H. Whittaker of the third class.
All were made defendants
of testimony given during the latter
part vi last week. - Their entry into
the case as interested parties, is ex
pected to prolong the hearing.
Italian Mountain Artillery Effective.
Rome. Via Paris. Juna 28 11 KS
m- The following Italian official war
statement was given out here tonight:
"In Carnia mountain artillery was
transported with "difficulty tr n mm.
mit and used effectively on the en
emy's camp on the other side of Val
le Piccolo. The enemy's aeroplanes
are becoming active. nnK-ttinnn
ly conquered being bombarded, but
senerauy wm slight result."
Movements of Steamships.
Montreal. June 2S. ArrivfA hini.
Patrick H. Dohe rtv. A. rnrttan rtf
police at Fall River, Mass., and for
many years a member nf t ho svuiitiv
committee fthMaseachusetta Police
The convention of American Zionists
opened in Boston.
About 16,000 Jaws are serving with
the British army.
Austria Hungary will husband offlc
lalyy the -entire grain crop.
Senor Don Juan San Fuentes was
elected president of Chile.
Contributions for the support of the
Americans Ambulance Hospital in
Paris total more than $400,000.
A severs electrical storm struck
Gloversville, New York. Boys snow
balled each other with the hail.
Frank W. Benson, 19 years old, re
ceived a divorce in St, Louis from hia
wife, Mrs. Ethel Benson, aged fifteen.
Twenty-eiSht thousand New Yorkers
attended the first performance of the
police carnival at the Gravesend race
Carrying a capacity cargo, including
152,000 bushels of wheat, the British
steamer Den of Ogll, sailed from Bos
ton for Liverpool.
Four hundred employes of the New
York Shipbuilding Co., at Camden,
Pa., declared a strike for a minimum
daily wage scale.
Lova Romallo, aged 65, was drowned
when he fell in a cistern in the rear
of his home at Lodi, N. J., as he was
dipping some water.
Two doe deer joined a herd of cows
at Sparta, N. J., and grazed with the
herd all day. They remained until
driven away at night.
Reginald V. Philips, 84, was killed
by lightning at North Scituate. K. 1.
while seeking shelter in a small shed
used for storage purposes.
British trade union leaders issued
an appeal to their fellow trade-union
ists to volunteer and help In the man
ufacture of war munitions.
One thousand men, believed to be
reservists for the Italian army, sailed
from New York for Genoa on the
Italian steamer Duca d'Aosta.
Alexander Kenealey, editor
London "Daily Mirror," well
as a newspaperman, died at
mere, Surrey of heart trouble.
The State Department is obtaining
the release from the British army of
many young Americans who crossed
the border ana enlisted in Canda.
Because of the new Seamen's act,
effective January 1, five steamers of
the Robert Dollar Steamship Co., are
to be changed to British registry.
William J. Bryan paid a farewell
visit to the State Department before
his departure for the Coast, calling on
fcecretary jjansing and other officials
During a thunder squall Harold
Score, 16. of No. 23 Leroy Street, New
York, was drowned while swimming
with other boys at Hastings-on-Hud
The city government of Berlin will
issue a loan of $72,000,000 of which
$34,250,000 will be for the acquisition
and extension of the Berlin Electrical
Raymond Swoboda, who was arrest
ed in connection with the fire on the
steamer La Touraine and who claimed
American citizenship, is ill in a Paris
Twenty five students of Columbia
university, each accompanied by an
interpreter, sailed for Greece on the
steamer Themistocles to act as Red
An excursion train enroute to New
Orleans struck an auto at a Mobile,
Ala., crossing, killing Miss Sadie
Lynch, 26 and stenographer, and
wrecking the car.
The Rev. Frank Westcott, aged 56,
an author, committed suicide by hang
ing in a hospital at Milwaukee, Wis.,
where he had been under treatment
for nervous trouble.
Trade between Russia and Enaland
i3 expected to be improved consider
ably in the near future by the estab
lishment of a Russian Chamber of
Commerce in London.
Christopher Duryea of Highland
Park, N. J., died of injuries received
when his auto, which he was drivign,
plunged through locked gates into the
Delaware & Raritan Canal.
Damage of $10,000 was done when
a bolt of lightning struck a building
and exploded half a ton of black pow
der at the E. I. DuPont De Nemours
Powder Mill at Wavne, N. J.,
Two hundred and fifty men and wo
men, who four months ago entered the
Philadelphia Hospital, to all appear
ances hopeless victims of the drug
habit, have been discharged as cured.
While the Windsr, Vt- fire depart
ment, was struggling to extricate itself
from a rut in the road, three porters
from President Wilson's private car
extinguished a blaze in a nearbv
. Mrs. Harvey Meade, wife of a travel
ing salesman, was attacked in her
home at Norton, Vt., by a negro, who
then fled to the mountains. State
troops were asKea ior to prevent a
lynching i ncase the negro is caught.
Burglars, who are believed to have
rowed across the Penobscot river from
vicinity of Old Town, blew the post
office safe at Bradley, Me., and escap
ed with about $60 in coin. They
overlooked a much larger amount in
Major Nakajima and Captain Hash-
imot, Japanese officers fighting with
the Russian army at Lemberg, com
mitted suicide when the fortress fell
rather than stand what they consider
ed the dishonor of being made pris
oners of war.
Thomas G. Forney an attorney of
Washington, D. C was arrested in a
Pittsburgh hotel on a charge of murd
erous assault on his father-in-law.
Franklyn Schneider, a millionaire
candy manufacturer. Schneider was
not seriously injured.
An address of welcome to 100 dele
gates to the New England Typograph
ical Union, representing practically
every city in New England and about
12,000 workers, was given by Mayor
William M. Ingraham at the opening
'of their- sixth annual -couyentioa at I
U. S. Contention
in the Frye Case
SETTLEMENT BY DIRECT DIPLO
OUTSIDE PRIZE COURT
Denies Right of Germany to Stop
Carrying of Contraband "by De
struction of the Contraband and
the Ship Carrying It."
Washington, June 28. By agreement
with the German foreign office the
state department made public tonight
the text of the note sent on Juno 24
by the United States asking Germany
to reconsider her refusal to settle by
direct diplomatic negotiations, in
stead of by prize court proceedings,
the claim presented on behalf of the
captain and owners of the American
ship William P. Frye, sunk with her
cargo Qf wheat by the commerce raid
er Prinz Eitel Freidrich. Ambassa-
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PERPLEXED BY FIRE
IN CLAY CLIFFS.
Gay Head, Mass, Residents Unable to
Account for Mystery.
Gay Head, Mass., June 28. The in
habitants of this little settlement on
Martha's Vineyard Island have been
perplexed for two days by a mysterious
fire burning in the heart of one of the
clay cliffs from which the village re
ceived its name.
It was noticed yesterday that smoke
was issuing from Black Cliff, 100 feet
above sea level, and 25 feet below the
top of the promontory. Investigation
showed that smoke columns were ris
ing from the clay at different places
in a tract about 25 feet square, and
the soil on the surface bore a yellow
stain. So far as local traditions indi
cate, there never has been a subterra
nean fire in the locality.
Although the cause of the phenome
non has not been explained, a few the
ories have been advanced. One is that
an undiscovered deposit of bituminous
coal has been ignited in an inexplica
ble manner. Supporters of thfs theory
say that the odor from the smoke bears
out their contention. Others believe
that a torrential rainfall on Saturday
penetrated an unknown lime formation
and set up a combustion.
HORN REFUSED TO
PLEAD TO INDICTMENT
Charging Illegal Transportation of Dy
namite from New York to Maine.
Boston, June 28. 'Werner Horn, who,
claiming to be an officer of the German
army, tried to blow up the interna
tional bridge at Vanceboro, Me., last :
February, today refused to plead to
three federal indictments charging ille
gal transportation of dynamite from
New York to Maine. Pleas of not
guilty were entered by direction of the
District Attorney Anderson asked for
an immediate trial, but former Con
gressman Joseph F. O'Connell, counsel
for the prisoner, objected on the ground .
that he wished to enter an appeal from
a decision of the court, rendered sev
eral weeks ago, dismissing Horn's
habeas corpus petition.
After Horn had - been brought from
jail and had told the court personally
that he preferred to remain in con
finement all summer rather than go to
trial without an opportunity to have
the circuit court of appeals pass on
the habeas corpus ruling, the case was
continued until September.
TWO MORE MOTORCYCLISTS
INJURED AT DARIEN.
Were Struck by an Automobile
Chauffeur Held in $2,000 Bonds.
Darien, Conn.. June 28. Two motor
cyclists, Veveto Caputo and Antonio
Leonetti of Stamford, were seriously
injured near the railroad brrage here
tonight when they were struck by an
automobile owned by C. E. Schofield of
Rowayton. They were taken to a
Stamford hospital suffering from Inter
nal injuries. R. F. Dibble, driver of the
automobile, was arrested and released
in $2,000 bonds for a hearing. The
accident occurred within a few hun
dred feet of where Sheriff Pease's auto
mobile struck two motorcyclists last
WOONSOCKET MAN KILLS
HIMSELF BEFORE TRIAL.
Indicted for Attempting Murder, He
Shot Woman and Himself.
Woonsocket. R. I.. June 28. William
Morrissey, under indictment for at
tempting to murder Mrs. Mary Park
hurst, a cook employed at his former
boarding place, shot the woman and
himself a few hours before his case
was to be called in court today. Mrs.
Parkhurst was not fatally injured, but
Morrissey died within an hour. The
shooting took place In the yard of the
house where Mrs. Parknurst was em
ployed. The police say that she had
objected to Morrissey's attentions.
John Clinton Gray.
Newport, TL I., June 28. John Clin
ton Gray, judge of the court of appeals
of New York for many years, died at
his summer home here today. He was
stricken with a paralytic shock last
Wednesday and pneumonia set in a day
later. Judge Gray was 72 years old.
$10,000 Fire at Wilson's Station.
.Windsor. Conn., June 28. Fire of un
certain origin tonight destroyed the
building occupied by Anders Christen
sen's market garden store, at Wilson's
Station, causing a loss of $10,000. Mr.
Chrlstensen was overcome with smoke
while fighting the blaze and nearly lost
his life. He was rescued by firemen.;
As the village has no fire department, a
company from the Hartford depart
ment was sent to the scene.
Refused Holy See Mails.
Washington. June 28. In a verbal
note presented at the state department
today, the Italian embassy asserted
that the Austro-Hungarian postal au
thorities had refused to receive and
forward maii3 from the Holy See, even
when, bearing -tjieofflcJal-.-eeal of tb