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Vol. 1AXV.... No. 25.000.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 1915.
PIMi'l*' IIVI," i'l/VT In Mtj ?if Nr? VtirU. \i*?Tfirk..|f??'T < ?It ?
,? i lUMM
QUOTED TO PROVE
PLATT HIS MENTOR
Senator Always Co
suited on ?Men am
Colonel Revealed as
Close Terms with Him
* NOT AN EASY BOS
Witness Told Senator So
N iolding His Own Wishes
to Please Leader.
r~41T I Clf 0..Mr . aj^,. ,.. ?r. . ?.
Syracuse. April 27, Wresting
e ??' rapen from the grasp
- ? '*? liasa M. Ivina began
? ?to thrust it Into
? ? I Roo-sstsrelt himself. .
lawyer ??ought to discover whether
a*l ' foul i a dual personal
RtTi Barr.ea, plaintiff in
". riid not cone
I a Mr. Hyde as well
I? the objection? of Colo
- eounsel, Mr. Tvins broui
ta s'hich the Colonel Y
81 I - * gifta to the Young Me
'ant in this case." si
"sots up invisible (rove:
th? relation between busin?
ties by way of defence. ^
? r ?-. ed these campaign (rifts. I
.I the?? testions
.- the list of g;ver? J*od
' I-rirk. Charles S. M
and 1 - - " - ' put l
i gently and per?ist<--i I
>ou ever cause any ac?ion
e taken against or inquiry to be ma
? the 1'nited States Steel Corpoi
-i-l.i :. "1 ' i you ever cau
i to he taken against or i
I a " ' th? .A.merici
? r ' otnpany, th? American Hs
1 ;:.-.-. th? New V"rk, Ni
? Hartford Railroad"'
the question involving tl
Hasen road did the Colonel a
?r-.e affirmative. Hi? answ?
were quiet and brief, consisting f
ta? greater part of "I d'd not."
Sanctioned T. C. & I. Merger.
th a resigned look Roosevelt a
? fed that he had sanctioned tl
in of the Tennessee Coal ar
? Company by the United Stati
All of this wa** fulmitted under ol
an and on Mr. Ivins's assartio
that he would later connect it moi
closely with the case.
John M. Bower?, of eourf-d for C?
sasl Boosovolt, Insiatod that Mr. Ivir
would have to prove not only that h
, as President, omitted to tak
s--y action against these corporation
?hat there had been reason for hii
to take such action. ihat, too, .M:
thought was within the realms o
"I am bound by a purely human limi
? plained .Mr. Jvin?, "in tha
I eau onl? a?k one quer-'ion at a tim?
? my move I shall mo\e.'
: ?trimming the .Mr. Hyde strir.f.
- ip the matter of the re
Murray a? ;,
. *.e Superintendent of Build
t. he obtained ?.rom I
. -? r ?
? ".y m public offic? througl
? ee reforrn bill.
il ??! Roo=eve!
r he had .?e
to ?Senator I'lat
rid was i
-? Murray retuir?
li? answers, declared tha
informed, was of n<
? department und only wen
I riend of "J?ie" Murray.
It's a ,i
?? ? ? ?. u ere th? at th(
Mr. Ivin.? to show that n
.ereil fontained of a
?ciation to which th?
id belonged befors h? becami
- ray was nromi
? :y ni< ntionerl.
? you," asme?! the attorney, "not
tai .? "s - ss to civil
tor Platt, urge
?ment of "Joe' -Murray to
? appointed him or urited his
; the Coloi
the r< strictioas of cross?
M r. Bai ne? an?l
t the 1 ? Hay dinner
<?'??. Y?rk in
to the wit
veil had de?
clare? irlow Wood,
r of th? Whig?, to Pr? aident Lin
i . .t ?? -i by Lincoln
U 1 hnrlow Wet-ii.
AH- . his pre? ?o ??
that ? , ,1 tl e letter to appeal
?o the Dr. lekyll in William Bar
rosv ? | (hat he had shown it
. en it to nswapapars on the
ds? af'cr the d ? ? - I ?fit., 'he cxplu
? he had been uskc.l to In?
flad? it in his speech but roe?
too late It might bt-, he thought to
<-*y. that he ha?l snaNhed a typewrit
ten cop yof tie Ict'er from a guest at
?asS d Raer with the remntii that he
"?arited to look at it.
Utters-from the Roosevelt point of
-???BtUiuaO ob ?aga 8? 4Ml*una X
TO BARMES COUNSEL
That m Governor. Vice-President
and President ha? hsd sought the
advice of Senator Platt and had
been on the heat of terms with
That he once telegraphed Platt:
"1 ou are not an easy boss."
Thai he advised Seth lx>w, at
Mayor-elevt of New York City, to
' consult Platt.
That while Vice-President he
asked that his friends be "taken
rare of" h.v Senator Platt.
That he never caused any action
to be taken again.it the I'nlted
States Steel Corporation, the Amer?
ican Powder Company or ihe Amer?
ican Harvester Company, which had
contributed to hin rampalrm funds.
That he sanctioned the acquisi?
tion of the Tennessee Coal and Iron
Company by the Inited States Steel
That the letter he told William
Harnes was written by Thurlow
Weed to Ahraham Lincoln ?na writ?
ten by Lincoln to Wiped.
That he did not hreak with
Barnes until February, 1911.
Tammany and Old-Line
Republicans Wish State
CHARY OF TACKLING
VOTES FOR WOMEN
Abolition Proposed of Surrogate
Courts and New York
Ifrem ? St*?" ?"r,..?#.por..1f..t ?f Th? Tribun?, ]
Albany, April 27. Tammany Hall and
the reactionaries of the Republican
party are determined to restore the old
.?t?te convention and destroy all that
is offensive to them in the present elec?
At to-day's session of the Constitu- !
tional convention it became obvious
that nothing would be too reactionary
for consideration when John Godfrey ,
Saxe, formerly legal adviser to Gov- ,
?m? r Glynn, introduced an amendment
to the constitution bringing back the
state convention. While unwilling to'
be quoted at this time, delegates of
strong party affiliations, men whose po?
litical creed antedates the Civil War,
and who regard the modern trend of
thought on public affairs as altogether
vicious, declared that the Saxe amend?
ment has not only the backing of Tam?
many Hall, but of the followers of the
The reading of the Saxe amendment,
which vas referred to the suffrage
committee, took the men Identified with
the fight for direct primaries by sur
Trise. They believe, however, that they
will enlist the support of Governor
Whitman in their fight against the Saxe
Tired of Direct Primary.
"We're all tired of this direct pri?
mary business," said one prominent
Democrat. "And thir, applies both to
parties and their leaders. It's plain
'bunk.' The average voter doesn't
know the difference between a direct
primary and a mas.? meeting. There's
no reason whv we should not put this
Saxs amendment through, and, what's
more, we're going to."
These were also the sentiments of
certain Republican delegates of the
same school. The Tribune correspond?
ent was informed that to William F.
Sheehan, of Tammany Hall, and to ex
Senator Edgar Truman Brackett, a
Republican fond of the ancient ways,
will fall the task of whipping their re?
spectivo party members into line for
the Saxe amendment.
Mr. llames, it is declared by his
friends here, will give the Saxe
amendment hi* hearty support. And
every Tammany leader in the State,
from < liarle? 1 . Murphy down, or up,
will he with Mr. Barm-? should he sup
port tins V,!,,w at direct primaries.
Mr. Barnes was one ox the most ar?
dent supporters of the retention of the
??..,?,? convention when Governor Hughes
\?as trying to tear down the convention
system' by means of direct primaries,
and his fighl with Hughes at that time
? providing many an interesting
morsel to politicians who have an eye
in the proceeding at Syracuse.
Sweeping 1 hange? Proposed.
The Saxe amendment makes the party
convention requirement a part tif Sec?
,, Article ?. of the constitution,
mu? it provides that the convention is
to comprise delegates, one at lea-t from
..art, Assembly district. It also re
I that voters shall he registered
annually and upon personal application
only? , ., , a
Sweeping amendments to the JUOt
r ,1 ' ,v. were proposed by William r.
Sheehan and Alfred G. Reeves. Be?
lieving that the Governor might >e
?waved by political reasons Mr.
Sheehan would take from the executive
the power to appoint judges and place
it in the hands of the chief judg? of
Co-Uiiuaxl on p_*0 9, c?lamo 9
SEEKS WORKMEN HERE
Britain Will Offer Free Trips
to Skilled Mechanics.
Iaondon, April 27. Free trips to Kng
land and return are foreshadowed for
skilled workmen in the I'nited State?
end British colonies who are willing to
work in Knclish armament factories.
Francis P. Acland, Financial Secre
, tary of the Treasury, announced in the
i House of Commons this afternoon that
| the government was taking steps to oh
tain such help. Free transportation
ss-ould be Arranged, he said, if suitable
labor were discovered without displac?
ing the me i nlreaily effectively en?
gaged m those countries.
MRS. ASTOR SOUTH
j Washington Friends See Possi?
bility of Her Marriage to
Clarence H. Mackay.
Washington. April 27. Rumor? of a
possible engagement between Clarence
H. Mackay, president of the Postal
Telegraph Company, and Mrs. John
Jacob Astor, which svere started in
NOW York City tsvo weeks ago, were re
newed here to-day by the visit of
Colonel Astor's widow with Mr?. .1 F..
Widener, of Philadelphia, Mr. Mackay
and a group of friends.
The party arrived in a special car
Monday morning. in the afternoon
they went to Mount Yernon on the
launch .1. H. Brndley, returning by spe
: rial car In time to be dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Townaend.
The members of the party left yes?
terday on the special car for a visit
to FredorickshurR* battlefield, after
which they will visit Richmond and
other places in the South.
The mixed trouble? of the Blake and
Mackay families were the social sensa?
tion of the fall of 1918. Mrs. Blake,
?wife of Dr. Joseph A. Rinke, brourrht
about the revelation of these ?roubles
1 bv suing Mr. Mackay'a wife for ll.rJOO.
nno for alienation of her husbands af?
She afterward dropped that suit, but
sued for and obtained a divorce from
Pr. Blake. In hrr answer to the ?uit
apainst her, Mrs. Mackay attributed
the charge? to Mrs. Blake's "jealous
deposition and ungovernable temper,"
denying all the charges made.
A a sequel to the Blake suits, Mr.
Mackay and his wife in February. 1914,
were divorced in Paris. The French
courts granted a mutual divorce in an
'action brought by Mrs. Mackay on the
'ground of desertion, Mr. Mackay hav
. ing interpo?ed a counter suit on the
Then as an aftermath of these suits
came the marriage of Pr. Blake and
, Mr?. Mackay. They were married in
Paris in November, 1!>14, whither Pr.
Blake went follow,ng the granting of
the divorce for his wife.
Mrs. Astor's remarriage would mean
the loss to her of the grr .ter part of
her inheritance from Colonel Astor.
Inder his will, which disposed of an
estate valued at $10?\000,000, she iras
left $100.000 outright, the income on
$0,000.000 until her death or remar?
riage, and the use of the Astor mansion
at MO Fifth Avenue, under the same
QUEEN WHO REIGNED
IN AMERICA DEAD
Ruler of 20,000 in McNeill Tribe
of Gypsies Dies from
Waterhury, Conn., April 27. The
body of Mrs. Trypher.a .McNeill, queen
of the McNeill tribe of gypsies, num?
bering throughout the country 20,000,
I? lying in state at the gypsy camp at
Simonavillo. Her death occurred at
Waterbury yesterday after an opera?
tion. The body w 11 remain in Simons
I villa until the arrival of members of
the tribe to pay her tinal honors.
Monday the body will be taken to
(?uttenberg, N. J., for burial. She wa?
?about 55 years old. and leaves a hus-'
1 band and several children.
COWL A SUICIDE;
TRICK TO MAKE
GIRL FIRE FAILED
? Fiancee, Prostrated by
? Tragedy, Says Mer Tug at
Ribbon Was Too Weak.
YOUTH KILLED SELF,
Victim of III Health. Young
Member of Hearn Firm Want
ed to Break Engagement.
Bridgeport, Conn.. April 27. Miss
Emily Wheeler, fiancee of Arthur Henrn
Cowl, who killed himself last night, he
, lieved at first that she was the one who
! sent her fiancf' to denth after he had
olTfred to relense her from her engage?
ment because of his ill health.
She thought thHt. the length of tiny
blue ribbon which she pulled at her
' suitor's direction discharged the re
I volver which sent a bullet through his
brain. When she pulled the ribbon on
'? the porch of her father's home in
i Stratford last night she supposed that
at its other end rested an engagement
ring brought by Cowl after months ?,f
absence in Bermuda.
Instead, nt the other end, was the
v. enpon which was to en I hi- Ufa. But
her tug at the ribbon was not strong
enough to pull the triugT of the auto
[ matic. The melancholia which led
j young Cowl to de?ire that she should
be the agent of his death was balked.
The second pull, apain at his direction,
, was accompnnie 1 by the pressure of his
' ov:n finger on the trigger. That is the
theory of Bridgeport's medical ex?
In intervals of calmness to-day Miss
Wheeler told ?if what immediately pre?
ceded the tragedy.
"We talked h??t a short time,' she
said, "and he said he had a unique trick
he wanted to show me. 'It will amuse
j you; Stay here,' he said, 'and I will be
back in a moment.' Returning he di?
1 rected that 1 sit on a step he sitting
on the one step directly over me. ' I
dl l -??.
" '( lose your eyes and hold your hand
over your eyes and extend your left
hand and do just as I tell you,' he sai I.
I did not think this strange, because
he was always ?loin;; some sort oi boy?
ish tricks but did us he told me. When
1 ie'ked the ribbon the tiist t'tne and
nothing happened he told me to keep
my eye- closed, that he would soon ad?
just the thing :?r,?l it would work the
next time. What followed you all
Not until after Mr. Cowl had ?lied
dd the girl, who had gone to a hosp'tal,
permit herself to h" taken home. There,
this afternoon, she finally mastered he -
horror long enough to tell the history
of her love for the dead youth.
"Arthur and I were to be married
this year," .?he said. "The engagement
announcements wrte ready to he sent
out. I knew he was in ill health, and
readily consented to the postponement
of our marriage when he asked it. It
was at Christmas that I returned his
ring to him when he told me he was
going to Hot Springs and that he could
not claim me then.
Would Burn Letter.
"Later he went to Bermuda, and I
' met him theie in February. We spent
many weeks toge'.'n-r. We arrived in
New York again April 1", and ? nee
i then Arthur has come to see me fre?
"Last night we talked of our (
I wedding. He wanted me to read a let
! ter he had written in Hot Springs when
he was very ill. After I had read it,
rnnttnnrd on p??re 9, ?oliimn .1
Mercury at 90; Rain
Rescues East Side Poor
Top Notch Hot Wave for April Drives Entire Families to
Street?Three Men FWst rated?Vests Off,
Straw Hats On, Downtown.
Only a little more than two weel
i ago many sections in New York wei
submerged in the ?r.ow which fe
??n April 3. Then people crowded o
their furs and heavy coats, expectin
, that the winter would not be over fc
some time. Yesterday midsumnir
hurried into town, and broke all Apr
1 records from 7 o'clock in the mornin
until late in the afternoon. Then
thunder shower, accompanied by a big
wind, drove the mercury down agair
but not until there had been thre
, prostrations in the greater city an
much suffering on the East Side.
When the thermometer register*
1.0.9 degrees at 3:45 yesterday after
l noon the top mark was reached. No
: since lr>9?3 has the mercury e!imbe<
near the 90 figure, and on April l?f o'
that year the former tonnotch of 89.!
was recorded. Indications were las'
1 night that the hot wove would not
continue, and that the gale which bless
for a few minutes shortly after sun?
down was for a day only. The forecast
said, "Probably showers and moderate
A? none of the regular summer ice
funds had yet begun their gifts, the
Past Side was badly pr?pared for the
'spell which came in with yesterday's
sunrise. Charitable in?titutions ma?ie
hasty preparations for temporary help.
Firs escapes, stops and curbs were
j crosvded with the inmates of tiny lists,
I anxious to get all the breeze that could
1 possibly be obtained, and the shady
lides of the ila.st Side street? \s < i,?
filled with baby carriages. Keen while
! u rained they covered thonselvos ss;t?:
I iii.fV? sad Stayed in their places. A
COOl riser breeze which arrived about
1 |(l .?'clock las', night brought some re
Straw Hats Dnsmtossn.
1'ossr.tovs n. the wave was reoasisrsid
with lass suffering, but a good dsai of '
grumbling. Vest? were discarded. and
summer office coats brought into play.
Mere and there n straw hat appeared.
Wherever possible, electric fans were
seired, and persons went out only
when their errands were highly neces?
Venders of ice cream, warned some?
what by Sunday's warm weather, did a
thriving business, and soda emporiums
were tilled to capacity almost all day.
However, yesterday's heat was not so
oppressive as on Sunday, when thou?
sands sought Coney Island as a haven
of relief, for the humidity was slightly
While Clarence Hubert, thirty years
. old, a mechanic, was walking along Ann
Street yesterday afternoon, he fell to
the sidewalk, overcome. He was taken
to Volunteer Hospital, and was soon
ablt-, to return to hi? home, 999 St.
, John's Place, Brooklyn. Benjamin
Fenton, a driver, of J "*< ? i Frlsby Street,
The Bronx, fell, prostrated, at W i it?
liiesti'r and Chatterton avenues. He
v..i? attended by a physician and went
home. The third victim was Allen
Aii?bacher, thirty-eight yean old, sn
etgineer, of ,'i:'4 East lfiflth Street, The
Bronx, who was afflicted while nding in
th subway. He was removed from the
?rain at the 126th Street station of
th? Lenox division, and attended by Dr.
V. Palma, of Harlem Hospital. He
went home later.
After the high mark of mid-after?
noon, the mercury fell rapidly until at
B o'clock last night it was at 74. The
high wind, which came with C?e drop,
blew in a S'.'O window of the New York
Golf School, at "4 Last Forty-second
Jumps from 74 to 90.
The hot wave was one of the mo?t
peculiar observed by the Weather Bu?
reau in many yeai*. It extended
through a hundred-mile belt Blong the
roast from Connecticut to Maryland,
and on each side of this reg?? n condi?
tions were norma!. At New Haven the
Xi ! record was broixen when ??i tie -
grees was registered. The former
mark had been I i
The first figure to be sha tered in
CeatUMd a* arnrn. t, mIiu-b s
Geraldine Farrar Captured by
Film Lure of $2 a Minute
First of the Metropolitan Opera House ItlfJ to ippetr in the "movies."
Opera Star Goes to Ca
iornia in June for Eig
Weeks of Acting Befo
Movies Want Scotti.
The movies have a' last invar
grand opera. The Lasky Feature F i
Company has engaged Miss Ceraldi
rarrar to appear m "('armen,'' h
America's most popular prima don
leaves shortly for Los Angeles, whf
the plav's action is to be staged.
$50 FOR EACH CUSTOME
Henry Ford to Share $15
000,000 of Profits.
Henry Ford will pay $ In ,000,000
dividends and profit sharing distrib
tions this year. Announcement of th
. was made yesterday at the New Yoi
, office of the Ford Motor Company, I
I 172a Broadway.
Premise of a profit sharing to pu
chasers of Ford cars was made la
year by Mr. Ford on the condition thi
I .100,000 were sold before August
I 1015. Prospects are that more tha
1 that amount will he sold before th
1 end of the summer, and Mr. Ford
promise has been supplemented by thi
. statement ?
??Barring the unforeseen, the ri;<
, tribution of $.'i0 per customer sine
August 1 last will take place within
|, ,:? rom that date."
MYSTERY ?SHIP SAILS
With Name Painted Out, Walt
ham Leaves with Grain.
Wr.'n her nawly painted bow an?
stern displaying no name or hailinj
port, the British freighter Walthan
sailed yesterday afternoon from th?
foot of Canal Street, Stnpleton, Stater
Island. The brig's cargo included 200,
000 bushels of grain. The destinatior
is said to be France, where the grair
will be used by the Allies.
When the Waitham reached port
recentlv her neme and country were
painted prominently on her bow and
s't-rn. During the four days she was
loading a gang ?is busy painting the
ship and a few minute? before ?ailing
time had completely eradicated any
The crew refused to say whv the
nam,' was painted out or whnt their
destination was. S"afaring men last
nignt expressed ?urprise at the elimin?
ation of th? ",ii? in case of acci?
dent."they s;,.s. it WOUld be next to im?
possible to identif?, her.
M ? F.irrar will leave for California
on .inn?' 16 in a apeeial car. Her eon
with the Lasky company covers
a period of several seasons, ?ach sea
??> consist of eight week-.
She is the first of the Metropolitan
; Open Compsny'? stars to appear for
I 'h?> film?, DU it la learned on very
good hat Antonio Scott: w-.l
v follow ?un. The Italian bary?
ton? will probably appear as Scarpia
I to Mia? Farrar'.s Toaca, in the Sardou
Miss F.irr.ii-'-? salary is said to ag-'
pr?gate more than Sli a minute during
the time she is before the camera.
AT YPRES CHECK
Invaders Hold Most of the
Ground Won, but Are
Put on Defensive.
?Rv t^t,?, to Th? Tribune ]
London, April 27. From th? ma!?' of
contradic'ory iffi.-lal statements con
cerninir the progresa of 'he great b.Tt
tle around Ypres In Flanders emerges
? idi-t.t fact tt.at the German of
' frnsive north of that city, whi*li re
?ultcd in their recent gam of nearly
three miles, has reached its "limit. Al?
though the Germans hold most of the
ground they gained, the question is now
whether they have sufficiently cou
?o?datrd the new line to hold it.
?)n th? other extremity of the long
battlefront, in Alsace, the French, ac
ng to to-night's official statement
from Paris, have recaptured the sum?
mit of Hartmanns-Weilerkopf and have
pressed the German? further back on
the eastern slope of that important
height. The French won back the lit?
tle plateau on the game day thsy were
driven from it, their War Ollice as?
The German rush over around Ypres,
the British troops have now taken tie
offensive and ?ire striking toward St
Julien, v.r,:crt the Germans raptured,
while the French, on the British left,
not only have pushed the ?iermans
from l.izertie, th?-ir recently won lodg?
ment on the west bank of the canal
neares' Calais, but have crossed the
. canal and hol?i Het Sas, on the east
J The German official communication
runtlnncrl mi |>??e ?. ?nlnmn ?
GOETHALS OF PANAMA
Bv Robert Underuood Johnson,
Formerly Editor oi Century Magazine
IN NEXT SUNDAY'S TRIBUNE
New Color Effects and a wonderful variety of inter
estint* subjects in next number of The Graphic Section with
I he Sunday I nbune.
Order From Your S eu ?dealer 'To-day
FRENCH TROOPS SEIZE
TOWN ON ASIATIC SIDE
OF THE DARDANELLES
GERMANY BUYING FOUR
YEARS' FOOD SUPPLY
London. April 27.? V telegram lo
the "Evening News" fr?>m Copen?
hagen quotes thi* I.Ttr,?'! Counsel?
lor of State, Herr (?ottsrhalk, as
sa>ing that systematic efforts were
being inaugurated in Germany for
?he purchase of sufficient foodstuffs
for n four jears' supply. This is
being done, it is said, on Insl ruc?
tions to (?erman chambers of com?
merce from Dr. von Bethmann-Holl
?eg, the Imperial Chancellor, on the
ground that (.ermany "must be pre?
pared for at least this length."
British Maltreated and In?
sulted, War Secretary
Tells the Lords.
LIKENS SAVAGERY TO
THAT OF DERVISHES
Asquith Announces Britain Will
Demand Reparation for
Treatment After War.
London. April 27. War Secretary
Kitchener told 'he House of i..,rds to?
day that Ht:?ish prisoners hnd been in?
sulted, mint rented and even snot down
by their German captor?. In hit state?
ment to the Hou.<e of Lord? on this
subject, he spoke in part as follows:
"I h:?ve been forced with reluctance
lo accept as indisputably true the mal?
treatment by the German army of Brit?
ish prisoners. T_?l ?igj? Convention
has been flagrantly disregarded by Ger?
man officers. <?ur prisoners have been
stripped and maltreated in various
??ays. and in some cases the ei
goes to prove that they have been
?hot in cold blood. Our officers, even
when wounded, have been wantonly in?
sulted and frequently struck."
F.arl Kitchener said that as a sol?
dier he hitherto had always held offi?
cers of the German army in respect,
but "constant testimony that has come
in, not only from our own escaped
prisoners, but from French, Russian,
Helgian and American sources, has
brought it home to all who have sifted
the evidence that the inhumanity dis?
played by the (?erman authorities tow?
ard British prisoners especially is be?
The Secretary quoted articles fr?
the conventions adopted at The Hag
relating to the treatment of prison?
.,-? ..,r. ai i their flagrant disregard
German officer?. He added:
German Hospital I.-scepted.
"I think it only fair and right
?ay that the German hospitals ?hotl
be excepte?, in any charges of delibi
l ate inhumanity. There have been i
dieationa of a lamentable lack of me?
1 cal skill and. in Individual eases,
neglect and of indifference to sufferii
on the part of hospital orderlies. (
the other hand, there are ?tatemen
from prisoners who have been r
leased a? incapacitated that their exp
nence in the hospitals ?I'd not foi
any ground for special complaint.
"Treatment of prisoners in the d
tention camps in Germany varies co
liderably according in locality. 0
men, in mo I casca, suffered from tl
? of food ami have received ?iitTe
?i ? ,il treatment a? compared with the
French and Bu- i lea,and mar
acts of violence have been complain?
of. T.atterlv. however, there doe? apnei
to be a slight improvement in ...n
r?-?p"c'4, due, perhan?, to visits of il
ipeetiofi made from time to t irr
, through the American Ambassador,
"Recently -"me of out' officers has
been subji cted to .solitary continemer
:r. retaliation for the supposed tren'
ment of Germans in this country. Th
Hague Convention due? not admit c
such confinement of prisoners of ?r?
except as an indispensable measure o
safety, ai d I hope before long to oh
: tain some evidence of th? manner :
which the-e officer? are now bein
treated by Germany.
A Stain on i.crman Honor.
"Germany has for many years pose
before the civilised world a-i a grea
| militar] nation. She has abundant!;
a her military skill an?l courag?.
But surely it was a!?o for her to se
up a ?tandard of military honor am
coniluc? which would gain the respect
if tiot the friendship, of nation?. Im
steail. she has stooped to acts whicl
Will surely stain indelibly her militar?
!. story and which would vie with th?
barbarous savagery of the dervishes oi
"I do not think there can be i
?"l?!ier of any nationality.
among the Germans themselves, *.vh(
la no* heartil] im? f the slui
which hat been thus brought upon th?
profesi?n of arm?. Ttu? uasgea "I
? - ? not only been outraged by th?
infliction of cruelties on B
prisoners, but by a eontrivaae? which
must have arrested your Lordship's at
tentien the Germans have in the last
week introduced a method of placing
their opponents hors d<? combat by the
? of asphyxiating and deleterious
gases; and they employ th?
ou? method heir sttaek, accord?
- * - th? rules of war, might
wise have fa
Speaking on the treatment of British
prisoners in Germany, Premier Asqu
.. i . th? Houm ". ? "?"
"It is a horrible ?tory from every
point of \ levi one of the blackest
spot? on even German methods of war.
rontlnii??? ?in tssr? t?. column i
Landing Party Capt?
ures Kum Kaleh,
Near Big Fort.
BACK 7 TIMES
British Battle to Cut Path
Across the Gallipoli
FLEET AIDS TROOPS
Columns on Shore Operate
Under Protection of Battle?
ships in /Egean Sea.
[By f*b_ |0 TV? :?
London, April 27. French troops,
landed near the southern side of the
entrance to the Dardanelles, have capt?
ured the village of Kum Kaleh, near
the stronghold on the Asiatic coast
protecting tho mouth of the strait.
Meanwhile, other land forces of the
Allies are fighting to break their way
fron the .--Kgean coast of the Gallipoli
Fet.insula through strongly intrenched
Turkish positions to the fortifications
which guard the European si.le of the
The report of the French ineeaM at
Kum Ka'.eh uns given on* in Faris to?
night. An official statement from Con?
stantinople, received several hours
earlier, says the attack of the landing
party at this point was repul
That the Turks offered desperate re
sistance to both the landing and tho
oeeupation of Kum Kaleh, although
thev were under the guns of ft
Ii indicate?1. b\ the ''act that
they delivered leven counter attacks
and employed heavy gun ft. The French
official r?f.,-- srneati
"Aided by the eanno I rench
fleet and under I "f* enemy,
our troons, comprising infantry and ar?
tillery, succeeded in occupying the ?ril?
;u?*<>. and have continued its occupation
desnite seven COU ; a' night,
supported by heavy artillery. We took
fxHr nrisone??, and the lasses to 'he
enemy appear to have been consider?
British Press Attack.
According to the Constantinople
bulletin, the Allies have landed at
three other points besides Kum Kaleh.
The Ottoman communique claims a,
victory for the Turks et Tekeburun,
where, it says, th,* larding column
was forced to return | pa. As
the statement referi to a landiag at
Kahatepeh, on the ?Egean, without
mention of any resui's except the
capture of a number of English and
Australian soldiers, it is assumed that
the British trooi i - iced ta
an attempt to cut a path from tho
const to the n?:, ' which are
opposite N'a.-.in, just above the N.?r
the British claim,
th" attack Is progressing. A ?omt War
and Adm.' .-.,-nt issued
.-; ' IB] - :
"A:"ur days of hard figh^ing in a
difficult country, the troo] i landed on
the Gallipoli peninsula are thoroughly
making good their tooting, with tl
feetive help ?,?' ttie navy, The French
have taken 500 prisonei ? "
Th?' statement appends the follow?
ing, which, it ?-ay'', is officially pub?
: al Caria i
"The Allied torces under General Sir
Ian Hamilton have iffected a landing
on both sides of the Dardanelles under
excellent condition.?. Many prisoners
have been taken and our forces are
continuing their advance."
The Constantinople official declared
that a numb, r of Moslem troops in
?he French landing ?ar'v before Kum
Kaeeh deserted their colon and joined
'? their , "lists.
Th?? text of th?? ?'??Erial report front
II '.inonle fol!,,\? - :
"Inder the protection if ?; arshipi
'the enemy attempted to lend troopa
. ? ?
of Gallipoli, n-rtvly. at tin outh of
Sighindere, on the ecaat in the district
of Avibum to the ?rest f Kahatepeh,
,,ii the ciast at Tekeburun an,i in the
neighborhood of Kum Kaleh.
"The troops of the enemy which
landed at Tekeburun were forced to
treat st the point of the bayonet and
?ere pushed back to the coast. Parti
?n Monday night were
hast ly to return t?? their ships.
The Turkish Stacks at all points aro
| progress i... illy.
"S multaneously a fleet approached
the Da i in order to force the
strait? from the ?> a, but it wai obliged
to retreat before our Hire.
Motlems Desert French
"The forces of the enemv which
? landed at Kum Kaleh advanced under
the protection of warships, but despite
? heavy bombardment from all sides
our troops drove them back to the
"The eiten t four hundred mrri
? undred taken prison?
er?. Our ln??es were i:it.
"A party of . ? Wrx(t
landed ? it opa t.n thu
point " : the French
und jodied our forces,
"Bef peh we raptured a
numb, i and Australia! sol
' diers, among them a captain and a hou?
Clock Bomb Set for
Turks' War Council
Paris, April 27, A powerful clock?
work bornr? was fourni hidden ?> sterdav
in the Ministry o*" War at Constant!?
nop.,', ?according to a m g_
I?nica. It was timed to explode at ar.
hour when the ? , i ^ .
session. The meetings of this bodv
are attended by Enver Pacha, Minister
af War; tit trahal von der Golta
and General Limar -on .san<ler?j
An investigation ?i aid to have dis
; that the bomb wai placed h th?i
room b> a sweep a .... to c? ?
*" x .'.san
!.?'.ired. .several m nor official? __T
-V of War h_v_
accomplice- : l.?v? th!
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