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'VOL. LXXXII. NO. 278.
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1915. Copyright, 191 R. by the Sun Printing and 1'ubUthing Atsocintion.
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ROCK ISLAND'S '
Disclaim All Knowledge of
Who Houslcd Stock Be
Til K LKGAL ACTION
lipid anil Mooiv Xot Bliuncil
in Hi'iii'infr Before Com
Washington, .luno 4. The recent
Tlock Island Incident In the. stock
market was aired before the Interstate
Commerce. Commission to-day.
Samuel I'ntermyer. counsel for N.
M. Amstrr of Hoston, one of tlio Rock
Idand directors supposed to bo oppos
ing the Ilcld-Mooro croup, tried to
hovv that tho market for Uock Island
was rigged by Insiders, tho prlco being
boosted from 20 to 39 In a few days,
enly to collapse with the filing of an
application for a receivership.
Tho plain Intlmntlon conveyed by
Mr. Untermyer's questions was that
the Insiders manipulated tho market
Ttlth the full knowledge that a re
ceivership application was about to be
This charge was emphatically de
nied by the witnesses to-day, Komo of
whom as did Ogdon Stills plainly
cknovvledscd that the market had
been artificially Inflated.
Mr. Mills said ho had no knowledge
mho the guilty persons were, but he
d.d not believe that Daniel G. Held and
Judge William It. Monro had anything
to do with It. Mr. Mills himself ad
mitted he had taken advantage of the
tivroterhnlrs In Hock Island to sell
"Mo of h'.s 10,uOO bliares. He parted
with .t at 3ti. Just 3 points from the
I'nrrkiiixt IciIbc Denied.
I! mnltd emphatically that he had
8i ' n wlcdge n u director of tho
'.'v I. I!nnd tiiat the receivership was
' in n lii' nil',, but he was aware
'h.il f-e financial cuii.lltbm-ejMhCTond
n-id". th:t probiblo.
'Tlie.e was mi artificial condition of
Ve market created In n perfectly crazy
ir." wa the way Mr. Mills described
Kaet verging on the sensational were
trouiht out In regard to the filing of the
rfjcivernhlp application. It developed
tint th' action affecting this great
rillroul system wn taken without even
formal authorization on the part of the
twinl of directors,
furthermore the application was filed,
according to the statement of some wlt
resK. after Mr, Amstcr hud completed
rransemctits to provide the $,0".0'
re'essarv for the Immediate needs of
tve ro.nl Mr. Amster himself, It was
a!rttd, knew nothing of the receiver
apl'liatlon until he had read It In
the n, papers
Arthur Curtis .lames of Now York.'
Mother dlrectur. leHtltled that ho had
to information of the receivership pro
f'fdlns.i until fi o'clock In the afternoon
ct the d'iy In-fore the application was
filed, lie described his own anxiety over
tie development and the e (Torts that
Mrs made hy him and other directors
to learn what was going to be done.
fiem-ml Cnanafl'N Mop.
BnVrts Walker, general counsel for
tk.e lick Il.ind. assumed responsibility
for the rec.-Ivcrihlp proceedings. Kf
fjrts to olitaln fiom hint a flat state
men' a., to who had issued Instructions
f r the tiling of the application were
He mid he had discussed the matter
llh Ihulel n. Held, W. II. Moore, G.
H llavbn and other dlrectois. lie was
'U.te .ertj.n that lie had talked with
file din -t.jpi mid knew that the general
'nt -n, i e tn board was in favor of
T' le.vcrslilp papers. It was shown,
fe drawn (,n Maich 29. but the appll
ebn was not (lied until April 20. In
IMs inie-v.il. with the receivership papers
'rrmiv in i vpewrltten form, the sky
rO'ie.i n,- in.-lenient In Itock Islnnd took
rtare. loll.. wed by the collapse after tho
tto 'K e ,. li, d 3!l.
Tiie f iet was also brought out that the
run r, tiled tli recelvct?hlp applica
tion ana i.rt the ltock Island did so at
'if iis'm, e of Mr. Walker; that Mr.
!ker iiM-w botli the creditors' appll
ritlon and the mply by the railroad.
Tie olan was to have It. U. Mudge. pres
er,. if tee 1-ocU Island, and J K. Gor
nin x .-c-pref Ident. aptiolnted receivers,
'it JinlitH I'aipenter selected Jacob M.
Pi kins .n t., serve with Mr. Mudge.
I'.uli.. . i.ainont of Chicago, presl
fv .if ne nn-rlcan Steel Foundries,
'no n , , ti,, application for the re
ime . disrliilmed responsibility for
t.ii- pr . ,.i j.s P ))n never would
"' ' '"'B1 ' of making application for
reie.i ii,.l be u,,t been asked to do
Ji in s. strawn, an attorney of
'WcdRij -a 'Mi whom he had close rela
tor , str.iw,.
amn in him and said that
!' !,r 'w n ''.id been asked by Roberts
Jilkir -he Uock Island counsel, to pro
'.re s.mip creditor of the rtock Island
4 'Bn tiw bill for the receivership.
Afie Mr i,(in,nntn testimony Knberts
'isikir ,ir, ,ilf. utand and promptly
"mmeii .ii ,espoiislity for Instl
ii.e. icceiwridilp. He admitted
' he i,.i pri.,.,rc, the bill for the
'"'lvcn.ii,,! ,, Mmch 31.
admitted that he hail not
ccivcd 'he formal authorization of the
roara of directors 1,. apply for a re
insisted that be felt author
m. !jK" "' ""I' because IndMdu
!" J!"' '"'"malty the director!' had
m ? . "r ,n" Proceeding, in advance.
1 nirnnrr ;,d tho witness had
from' V '. Th" "'lorney drew
vm -Mr Htilkop the statement that he
k . I'citfinued on, f ifth Page.
NO FEES IN RUPFERT ESTATE.
I no I.niT era Nrek to He Coansel
Xlntr to lln (he Work.
Amiant, June 4. Comptroller Travis
will save tho State J 1 00,000 n year In
fees, paid to special attorneys, It was an
tuuinced to-day, by having nil states
appraised by tho salaried employees, ad
vised by the regular attorneys of the dc-1
partment, except In unusually Intrlcato j
Moro than 100 lawyers havo applied
Ut tho Comptroller for designation ns
special counsel In the appraisal of the
Ituppert estate, valued at about 20.
000,000, but the New York county nt
lorney of tho Comptroller's olllce, Uifay
etto 11. dleasou, who Is n salaried offi
cer. Is to handle this case the rams as
the Vnndcrbllt estate.
Comptroller Travis says th saving
In these two estates alone In attorneys'
fees will be J3S.O0O.
AGAINST CHURCH BILLBOARDS.
Wanamaker Advises Federation to
Use -N'rmrapiiprr Ad Only.
lUnTrotm, Conn., Juno 4. John
Wanamaker shook up the members of
the Church Clubs of the. United States
In a letter read at tho annual conven
tion l.ero to-day, saying he favored dally
newspaper advertising for churches and
not spectacular billboards. Ho recom
mended that churchmen clean houso so
that their advertising of churches might
bo substantiated If visited by u stranger.
Oniccra wcro elected as follows:
President, Dr. li It. Gould. New York;
vice-presidents, II. 11. Hemlnway,
Watcrtown, Conn.; V. S. Sterling, Cin
cinnati, and Charles S. Shoemaker, l'ltu
burg; secretary and treasurer, Charles
F. Chase. New Ilrltaln.
"I havo always been averse to any
other church advertising than a modest
placard on the church grounds and un
advertisement In the daily newspapers."
wrote Mr. Wanamaker.
$48,000,000 FOR EIGHT
Auto Company T?aiscs Capital
to $100,000,000 Gives
Half ns n Hon us.
Dhtroit, Mich., June 4. The Ford
Motor Company to-day authorized an In
crease In the company's capital stock
from 2.000,000 to $100,000,000 to effect
a moro equitable relation between the
capital, stock and the net earnings.
-As part of the plan the directors de
clared a stock dividend of 2.400 per cent.,
equivalent to stock of the par value of
fis.000,000, which will be distributed
among the company's eight stockholders
In July. The remaining (50,000,000 of
the new stock will be retained In the i
ctmip.iny's treasury until such time as
th directors believe It advisable to Is
sue It to meet the cost of Improvements
or pay future stock dividends.
In addition to the stock dividend a
cash dividend of substantial amount was
ordered, concerning which no details are
The stock dividend will add 2K,
00.000 to the holdings of Henry Ford,
president of the company, who holds 11,
700 shares, or C6..1 per cent., of tho
The holdings of .Irftnes Couzens, vlre
piesldent and treasurer, will be Increased
hy about J...472.000 ; thoe of David'
Cray by I4.SOO.000, and these of j
John F. Dodge. Horace i:. Dodge, I
Horace II. Itackham and John W. .
Anderson by about 12.100.000 each. '
The eighth stockholder. It. V. Couzens. i
will receive about J4S.00O of the new'
The company's last statement. Issued
.Septunlwr 30, 1914, shewed total asuets
ot I61.632.257.1B, of which K7.441.46S.70
More than St 2,000 cars have been
turned out of the Ford factory since
Henry Ford began to build them. Of
)hls largo number more than 100,000
will han been built and sold during
the ear ending August 1 next.
On these a rebate of approximately
J50 for eacli car will lie made, aggre
gating moro than $.1,000,000. The
profit sharing arrangement began In
January, 1914, and since that time more
than I12.0SO.OOO in profits huve been
paid to Kord employees.
At tihe present time there are over
21.000 employees on the payroll of the
rompany, nnd of this number 18,000
are employed In the Detroit factories.
CITY'S LAST FARMER DIES.
Xlcholrm Zerrrnner Insisted Mr
Nicholas Zerrennor, 48, who Insisted
that he was the last real farmer In Man
hattan, died last night at Dellevue Hos
pital. His farm consisted of four city lots
at 181st street nnd Fort Georgo avenue.
He raised vegetables and took them to
the market himself. Ho leaves a daugh
ter and six sons, one of whom, Henry, Is
WHITMAN, JR., HAS LUSTY CRY.
fiovernor, In Snn Franelsro, Hears
Son .'1,000 Miles Away.
Albant, Juno 4. Gov. Whitman In
San Francisco this evening heard
Charles H. Whitman, Jr., crying In tho
Kxecutlve Mansion In Albany, 3,000
miles away. Tho baby's voice was car
ried over the now transcontinental tele
Tho party hero were grouped about
long tables In the Kxecutlve Mansion.
Receivers for all had been ret up nnd
every one heard distinctly when the
Governor talked with acting Governor
Tho iJovernhr was told that his small
son wanted to speak with him and he
listened Intently whlln two nurses held
the baby near the telephono and tried j
to get him to yell, For a few moments '
the Infant discouraged all efforts. One I
nurse squeezed him vainly in tho effort
to get him to cry, while the other tickled
the baby's toes and wiggled his arms
beseeching him to "cry, Charlie," much
to the mnusement of the guests.
"If ho won't talk ho Isn't a Whitman."
commented tho Governor at tho other
end of the line.
At lust the efforts of tho nurses weto
lewarriert, and a loud yell went over tho
wires to San Fianrlsro.
"Oh, there you are," laughed the Gov
ernor, adding that he heard the cry
WILSON TO FIX DATE
OF PEACE IN MEXICO
Will Issue ritiinntiiin Soon,
Glvinp Chiefs Certain
Time to Agree.
PKOBAKLY 30 Oil (JO DAYS
U. S. Will Act Then, if a Stable
Government Has Not
Been Set Up.
Washington, Juno 4, A definite
policy toward the Mexican situation
has been framed by President Wilson.
If Carrnnzn, Villa nnd tho other
leaders fall "within a very short time"
to compose their differences tho Presi
dent will Issue a proclamation that
wltl amount to an ultimatum, fixing
.1 dato when n provisional government
must bo established.
This ultimatum will give Mexico a
certain period, probably thirty or sixty
days. In which to set her house in
order. If by that tlmo tho Mexican
warriors have not set up a govern
ment the United States will act.
In his statement Issued on Tuesday
the President gavo notice that the
United States could not tolerate a con
tinuance of present conditions In
Mexico and that u failure on the part
of the present leaders to restore order
would compel the Washington Gov
ernment to undertake the task.
Just how long tho President will
wait for Mexico to net on tho notice
Just served la not known. The Presi
dent himself snld that Mexico must
act In accordance with his Injunction
"within a very short time." It Is
understood that Mr. WHson s not dis
posed to rush mutters In Mexico and
Is hopeful that when the conviction Is
brought home to C.irranzn. Villa nnd
tho others concerned that this Gov
ernment la In earnest, they will find a
way to do tho Job themselves.
Holies for Gooil Feeling.
The Administration appears to be
hcjssful that Carranzn, Villa. Garcia
and Zapata will be found 111 a con
ciliatory frame of mind when replies
have been received from the President's
pronouncement, which was forwarded
to them on Tuesday.
A statement Issued hy the Carranzi
agency yesterday Indicated that the
First Chief was In a belligerent mood,
tut It Is understood that he had been
counselled by Hdvlscrs In this country
to framo n pjclllc communication when
he replies to the President.
There appears to be absolute faith
among officials here that Gen. Villa will
ngree to a settlement of Mexico's trou
ble other than by armed force nnd
that he will promptly acquiesce in the
President's proposal. I'arr.inza's reply
may force the United States to show Its
hand at once.
It became known to-day that In cer
tain circumstances Carranza might be
accorded recognition hy the United
States. The First Chief has made prcg
ress In recent months and If in the
near futurei'he should extend the sphere
of his Influence ills claims, some olllclals
ray. would be entitled to consideration.
Ah a general proposition, however, the
Administration docs not place much de
pendence on the ability of either Car
ranza or Villa or any cf thoe now
active with the two factions, to restore
older In the, republic.
Ilrhels to R, Dt.coiirnar.l. . -' "' '- '"" . i
of the men, wagered 1200 and won.
When the time comes for tho United He went to a house In West Forty-sev-States
to begin the work of establish- ' enth street where the men under arrest
Ing a stable government In Mexico a are s.ibl to have been operating. De
contingency that most officials believe 1 lighted with his winning lie arrived in
It Is Ixiund to face In the near future
It will have the support of Kuropc and
Latin America. The man or group to
get control at Mexico city will not be
harassed as wero Madcro and Huertn.J
Any revolutionists thnt attempt to op
pose the provisional government thus
established will find It Impossible to se
cure arms nnd other munitions of war
In this country. Suoh supplies will be
furnished only to those In charge In
Mexico city. An embargo on nrms will
be Imposed by tho President, nnd revolu
tionists, of course, will bo unable to get
such supplies elsewhere.
Great satisfaction has been expressed
by the representatives of the Powers In
this city over tho new Mexican policy
and assurances arc given that Kurope
and llje progressive republics to the
south will uphold tho United States to
A despatch received from Carranza
headquarters at Vera Cruz to-day mado
a good Impression on Administration offi
cials. This despatch stated that "Presi
dent Wilson's note was received Thurs
day and Is being given great considera
tion on all sides." This gavo rise to
hopes that the First Chief may prove
moro responsive to Washington Influ
ence In the future than In the past.
Advices received In Washington Indi
cate that Villa and Ohregon are active
In the field nnd the outcome of their
coming engagement is awaited with In
terest. The result of this battle may
determine who Is supremo In Mexico
nnd there Is a possibility, officials
say, that It may result In bringing Iho
factions together on the basis suggested
In the President's note.
f.ni Fnnslqn to Aid.
The United States Government Is co
operating to tho fullest extent with the
American Hed Cross In the work that
Is about to be done to relieve the starv
ing people of Mexico. Acting by direct
tton of the President tho Secretary of
War to-day ordered Gen, Funston, who
Is In command of the troops on tho
border, to tnke all army warehouses In
thnt region available for tho concentra
tion and distribution of Ited Cross sup
plies. It was decided to-day that nil supplies
sent to Mexico shall be consigned to
American consular olllclals In that coun
try, who will supervise their distribution.
Advices received nt the State Depart
ment confirmed reports thatvhavn come
from other sources that conditions In
Mexico aro deplorable. One despatch
stated that food was scarce at Aguasca
llcnts, tho headquarters of tho Conven
tion Government, and that prices are
dally advancing. Villa currency was
dropped to nbout 44 cents a peso nnd
traderH are disinclined to sell their goods
at that rate.
The Parrnnza agencj has been notified
that R.000 sucks of coin reached Vera
Cruz to-.lay, that a cargo of flour Is
expected In that city to-morrow nnd thnt
the authorities will seo to It that bakers
sell bread nt cost. The Carranza aroncy
Confirmed ort Filth Page.
FEARS LYNCHING OF FRANK.
Mnor Asks for Troops at Antl
Atlanta, June 4. Fearing that a riot
may result from a mass meeting called
for the State Capitol grounds to-morrow
night to protest against the commuta
tion of the death sentence of I.eo M.
Frank. -Mayor Woodward wrote to Gov.
Slaton to-day urging that troops be
placed nt the gathering. The Mayor
said that the Jail where Frank Is con
fined Is within a block of the Capitol
and that during the excitement at the
meeting an attack may be made on the
Oov. Slaton has not Indicated what
nctlon ho will take. The proposed meet
ing has been well advertised and Is part
of the movement to hold protest mass
meetings In every Georgia county.
The call says tho meeting Is In "de
fence of trial by Jury" and for tho "sup
port of the Integrity of tho Constitution
and Government of Georgia by Georgians
GERMAN SPIES SENTENCED.
Mnllrr to Re Shot, llahn to Serve
Seven Years In Prison.
Special fable titipaleh to Tub Sck.
IONDon, June 4. Tho trial of the two
alleged spies Muller and llahn, which
was held In camera In the Old Halley
before the Lord Chief Justice, was con
cluded tills afternoon.
The Jury found both prisoners guilty.
Muller was sentenced to death by shoot
ing nnd will be handed over to com
petent military authorities for execution,
subject to his right of appeal to the
Court of Criminal Appeal.
llahn was sentenced to seven je.irs
penal servitude. The men wero arrested
at the sumo time ns Anton Kupferle,
who later committed suicide in his cell.
OLD, OLD SWINDLE
IS WORKED ANEW
Canadian Drops $17,100 to
'Wiretappers" Six Men
Six alleged wiretappers one of them
Fred Gondorf. brother of Charles Gon
dorf, the so-called king of the wiretap
pers were nabbed along llroadway last
evening and locked up In Police Head
quarters. They aro accused of having
swindled William O'Hellly of 62 Col
borne street. Toronto, out of $17,400 by
that moss grown "sure thing method of
getting the manager of the telegraph
company to hold back the winners In the
The men who were picked up along
Hmadwny by detectives working directly
under the eye of Cnpt. Glldea of the
second branch detective bureau are Fred
Gondorf of 161 West 155th street : James
Fitzgerald, nllss Old Fitch; John Mor
rl. alias Heefy Morris; Harry Miller,
albs Dutch Schultz , James V. Ryan,
known as the Postal Kid, and George
Mitchell, called tho Kentucky Gentle
man. The story which O'ltellly told to a
priest, who Is said to have Informed
Police Commissioner Woods. Is that
O'Hellly when In Huffnlo last winter
met a man natnsd Douglas, who said
he had a brother worklr.g for the West
ern Union. O'ltellly was led to believe
that he could tmake money by getting
advance Information as to the winners
of horse races nnd then dashing Into a
poolroom and making a bet on them.
town with i 10,000 on April 10, which
he lost. Ho returned a few- weeks after
ward with $7,400 more, which he
promptly dropped. Then ho went home
sadder, but not wiser, until he rhar.ced
to mention his losses to the priest.
The men will be arraigned to-day.
GERMAN TROOPS SENT WEST?
ClnslnB of IlrlKlnn 1'rontler May
Menn Chnmrr In f'nntpnlKn.
Special Cable Despatch to The Pfv.
I.ONPON, June .1, The Daily Mail cor
respondent nt Itotterdam says ;
"It Is regarded as significant that
the enpture of Przcmysl by the Austro
Germans has been followed hj- the strict
closing again of the Ilelgian frontier.
This measure hitherto has presaged tho
movement of German troops."
GREEK RULER HAS RELAPSE.
I'evrr Ilrtnrns anil I'byslrlnns De
lay Thrlr Depnrtiire.
Special Cable lirtpatch to The Sin.
Atiicw, via London. June 4. King
Oonstautlne's fever returned suddenly
last evening and his temperature rose
to 100. Tho German physicians at
tendant upon the King, who were aliout
to leavo Athens, postponed their de
parture. The relapso apparently Is due to
tho emotion occasioned by the tre
mendous popular demonstration of loy
alty nnd affection outside the pal
aco on tho King's name day, when
there was a torchlight procession
with great and prolonged cheer
ing. The King was unablo to leave his
hed, but the window's of his chamber
were open so that he might hear the
ARRESTS IN BASEBALL POOL.
Philadelphia Drlrrtltra Su ., V.
Stntr Seiintors Hark Plan.
PiiiLAnKU'itiA, June 4, Three men
nccused of being agents of a hasohall
pool, were arrested to-day, charged with
violating tho gambling laws of this
State. It Is said that 50,000 Phliadel
phla people play tho pool weekly.
Daniel Lucas of Norrlstown, who Is
cliarged with being tho general agent
for Pennsylvania of the Ilaseball News
Company of New York, wus taken Into
custody nt a cigar store which, the po
lice say, was the local headquarters for
tho syndicate. Ten thousand coupons
for next week's play wero found In
Lucas's itossesslon, the detectives say.
Kdward WlttlHin and Hnrton Weaver
are tho other prisoners. Two New York
Senators are hackers of the plan, ac
cording to a confession tho detectives
say they got from ono of tho accused
CONFESSES HE TRIED
Demanded 920,000 on Threats
to Destroy Ships and
BEGINS WITH LUSITAXIA
Dodges Many Traps Caught
as He Mails Fourteenth
Frederick A. Stlllwaggnn, who says he
Is nn American citizen, born In Holland,
was arrested yesterday afternoon Just
outsldo the Federal Ilulldlng, charged
with having sent fourteen blnckmalllng
letters to tho Cunard Steamship Com
pany. In nil of these letters the writer de
mnnded $20,000. llcrorc the Lusltanla
was sunk the letters threatened that the
liner would be blow n up unless the money
was paid ns directed. In letters written
slnco the Lusltanla disaster the writer
took unto himself the credit for that
tragedy and said he had done It to prove
that ho was In earnest. He said that
the steamship Transylvania nnd the
piers nnd docks of tho steamship com-
I pany hero would next feel the strength
I of his hand.
The writer stated In the letter that
he was a German spy. dissatisfied with
the money he was drawing from tho
German Government, which "was get
ting too cheap since the war." He
promised that If paid 520.000 and put
on a regular ye.iriv salarv he would
disclose the Innermost workings of the
German spy system as It affected the
United States. Ho mentioned i.irtlr-n.
. larly the activities of spies at the Ileth
lehem Steel Works, the Boston Harbor
land the Siivilll. u'lr.l... u.,in
After a short examination at Police
Headquarters, Still waggon, who hnd
Ih'cii arrested a few seconds after tho
last letter of the blackmailing series had
been dropped Into the chute In tho Post
Olllce, admitted that he had sent all ot
the letters ami signed an nflldavlt to
Whole Story I'nlsr, Ilr Says.
He denied that any ono was working
with him. Ho said that lie had never
been a German spy and that he had no
foreknowledge of the sinking of tho Lusl
tanla. He hnd gone Into this scheme,
he said, because he "needed the money."
having lost the savings of years In the
fish business. He "thought the Cunard
people might fall for It. because $20,000
would mean so little to them."
('apt. Tunney. who directed the ac
tivities of n squad of detectives for six
. wteks before tho letter writer was finally
rounded up. says thnt he does not believe
that Stillwdggon has any connections
with the German spy system, and that
there la nothing more-tfr- the situation
than appears on the surface.
The writer of the blackmailing letters
was one of the mot nnnnylng offenders
the police nave had to deal with In many
. months, Any hint of n big bomb out
' rage is enough to set the detective bu-
re.iu on edge, ami the letters received
I by the Cunard Line contained threats
1 of a bomb outrage on a large scale.
For more than six weeks detectives
have been working on the case day nnd
night. The Cunard Line has policed
Its piers with private detectives, nn
four occasions Capt. Tunney had his
i "plant" all arranged so that he felt posl-
. tlo he would capture his man before
the night was o-er, but on each occa
sion Stlllwaggon proved too wary to
. walk into the trap.
The police were called In immediately
after iti.i Cunard Line had received the
first letter of the series on April 12.
The letter was signed "Your enemy for
the present." It was about ?,00 word"
in length and was written In pen nnd
ink. It directed that tho Cunard Line
otllco boy should be sent with a package
containing $20,000 In 100 J 100 bills nnd
JO $20 bills to North Henry and Drlgg
street, Williamsburg, at tho entrance of
; Wlntlirop Park.
Hoy on Skates to TnUc'.Monr j".
A boy on roller skate would demand
the package, said the writer. Tho
Cunard olllce boy must give It to him
and bo careful not to follow him. No
dummy packages must bo sent under
pain ot the moit dire results, The police
must not be Informed. The Cunard mes
senger must wear a white ribbon In his
A few days later another letter wns
received. It was of the name tenor. All
the letters are very long, Cnpt. Tunney
began to station detectives, with samples
of tho handwriting, at all the branch
oiilccs where those Icttern had been
On .May 10, after the Lusltanla had
been sunk, u letter was received in
which the writer said:
"I gavo you fair warning about the
Lusltanla, but you spoke to the police
and now you must pay the price. I In
tend to keep It up unless you pay. You
can save tho Transylvania If you fol
low my InMiuetlons," Then ho directed
that the $20,000 be delivered to him at
the entrance of Proctor's Theatre In
The police dressed Detective George
llarnctz's son, George, Jr who Is 18
years old, In short trousers, fixed up a
package exactly the size of a packago
containing the bills demanded and sent
him to Proctor's. Tho boy stayed at
Proctor's entrance until long past 7:30,
but no one sisked lilm for the packago in
On two of tho other three occasions
when young Il.irnetz was Bent with the
dummy package boys on roller skates
appiuached him and asked for the park
age. Each time the Imy skated away
with the package, but no man waited to
get It. Tho detectives learned that each
of the buys was p.iid 10 cents to go for
the package, but the mini who hired
them seemed too distrustful to wait.
Detectives Feunclly and Schumelskl
were at tho main post otllco yesterday
afternoon when a letter addressed to
the Ounnrd Lino was dropped down one
of the llroadway chutes. The writing
wns that of the blackmailer. Schumel
skl opened th window and saw the man
who had dropped It. Femirlly run out
Into Iliiiadway nnd arrested lilm.
Stlllwaggon Falil ho Is .19 years old
and lives at 7 Shell road, Winston, L. I.,
with his wife and seven children, of
whom the eldest Is 18 years nnd the
youngest six months. He looks much
younger than 39 years.
(in June It last Joseph Hnrton, a
negro, was arrested for demanding $10,
ooo from tho Cunard company, under
threat of blowing up a liner. Ho ar
ranged to have the money thrown off a
West Shine railroad train. A special
,traln wus made up for th purpose
'When thu negro signalled for tho money
the train was stopped und Ilurton was
WILSON ASKS A DEFINITE
REPL Y ON SUBMARINE WAR
GERMANY EXPRESSES REGRET
FOR ATTACK ON THE GULFLIGHT
AND PROMISES REPARATION
Washington, .Tunc 4. Tho following In the text of a note received
from the Germnn Foreign Office relative to the attacks upon the American
ships .Ciulfllght und Cashing:
Itofcrrlng to the note of May
28, the undersigned has the honor
to Inform his Excellency the Am
bassador of the United States of
America. Mr. James W. Gerard,
that the examination undertaken
on the part of the German Gov
ernment concerning the American
steamers. Oulfllght and Gushing
has led to the following- conclu
sions: In regard to tho attack on the
steamer Gulfilght the commander
of a German submarine saw on
the afternoon of May 1, In the
vicinity of the Scllly Islands, a
large merchant steamer coming
In his direction, which -was ac
companied by two smaller ves
sels. Theso latter took such posi
tion In relation to the steamer
that they formed a regulation
safeguard against submarines:
moreover, one of them had a wire
less apparatus, which Is not usual
with small vessels.
i From this it evidently was a
case of Kngllsh convoy vessels.
Since such vessels are regularly
armed tho submarine could not
approach tho steamer on tho sur
face of tho water without running
the danger of destruction. It was,
on the other hnnd, to be assumed
that the steamer was of consid
erable alue to the British Gov
ernment since It was so guarded.
The commander could see no
neutral markings on It of any
kind; that Is, distinctive marks
painted on the freeboard, recog
nizable at a distance, such as
are now usual on neutral ships !n
the Kngllsh zone of naval war
fare. In rnnsequence he arrived at
! the conclusion from all the clr
I cumstances thnt he had to deal
with an English steamer, eub
I merged and attacked.
I The torpedo came In' the Im
mediate neighborhood of one of
the convoy ship, which at once
! rapidly approached the point of
i llring, so that the submarine was
forced to go to a great depth to
avoid being rammed; the conclu-
slon of the commander that nn
Kngllsh convoy ship was con
cerned was In this way confirmed.
That the attacked steamer car
ried the American flag was first
observed nt the moment of firing
I the shot. The fact that the steam
ship was pursuing a course which
led neither to nor from America
MONTHLY FOR BRITAIN
Such Is Promise of Manchester
in llcply to Lloyd George's
special Cable Petpatch to The Sin
Lost'ON. June The Judy .Unll says
that David Lloyd George is enthusiastic
over the results of his visit to Man
chester anil Is convinced that the re
sponso to his appeal will be magnificent.
The speech of the new Minister of
Munitions was received with much ap
plause and committees already have
been appointed In Lancashire. Col, Sir
I'ercy Glrouard, chosen as chief or
ganizer of the Department of Munitions,
told the committees that Mr. Lloyd
George aimed to secure nn output of a
quarter of a million shells monthly. The
reply was a promise of a million shells
to DnoinTxToN. RULES.
I.lojil (ieorKe Mays Ktrry Man In
Knicland Mail Work.
LtVEHPoot,. Juno 4. David Lloyd
Cteorge, the Minister of Munitions, urged
upon tho employers nnd employees of
Liverpool to-day the urgent necessity of
the suspenstuu of all union regulations
during the war. This must bo done, he
said, so that every available man and
woman In tho kingdom can get to work.
Tho Minister, continuing his campaign
for tho organization of the munition
trades of the country, said that If
every labor unionist could be brought
back from the front and all put to
wurk (hey could not produce what the
Government needs. He reiterated that
he was not nsklng n favor but demand
Inp ns n matter of right what every
country 'has a right to demand from
London More OpIlmUllo Itranrdlnir
llesult of War,
Spectal Corrtipondenet to Tnc Bbh,
LonpoN, May 20, The advent of the
coalition Government has had a most
beneflci.it result upon the general situa
tion In Ixindon. The tone of depression
rotlcenblc for tho last two or three weeks
about the way the war Is getting on
seems to have disappeared and an op
timistic note Is lieai d. This may tie due In
part to tho confidence in the new Gov
ernment, but It Is also due In a great
measure to the widespread belief that
Germany cannot stand tho enormous ex
penditure of ammunition for her heavy
artillery. Many think that before long
(he Germans will be found to be seriously
short In that respect.
was a further reason why It did
not occur to tho commander of
the submarine that he wus dealing
with an American Bteamshlp.
Upon scrutiny of tho tlmo and
placo of tho occurrence described
the German Government has been
convinced that the attacked
steamship was actually tho Amer
ican steamship Gulfilght. There
can bo no doubt, according to tho
attendant circumstances, that the
attack Is to he attributed to an
unfortunate accident and not to
tho fault of tho commander
The Germon Government ex
presses Its regrets to the Govern
ment of the United States con
cerning this Incident nnd declared
Itsclr ready to furnish full recom
pense for the damage thereby
sustained by American citizens.
It Is left to the discretion of
tho American Government to pre
sent a statement of this damage,
or, If doubt may arise over Indi
vidual points, to deslgnnte on ex
pert who would have to determine,
together with n German expert,
the amount of the damage.
It has not yet been possible by
means of an Inquiry to clear up
fully the case of the American
ship Gushing. Official reports
available .eport only one merchant
steamship attacked by n German
flying machine In the vicinity of
The German aviator was forced
to consider the vessel ns hostile
because It carried no flag and
further because of no recognizable
neutral markings. The attuck of
four bombs was, of course, not
aimed nt any American ship.
However, thnt the ship attacked
was tho American steamer Cush
Ing is possible, considering the
time and place of the occurrence:
nevertheless, the German Govern
ment accordingly requests from
this American Government that It
communicate to the German Gov
ernment the material which was
submitted for Judgment In order
that with this as ,i basis a further
position can be taken In the mat
ter. The undersigned lecves It to
the Ambassador to bring tho fore
going to the immediate attention
of his Government nnd toks this
opportunity to renew to him tho
assurance of his most dis
MlNlSTKU OP FORKKIK AFKAIRS.
GERMAN LOSSES NOW
EXCEED TWO MILLION
Prussian Casualties Indicate
Two-thirds of Kaiser's
Trained Army Gone.
Special Cable te$patcS to Tnr. Scn.
Amstkrpam, via London, June 4. The
Tetegraaf says that the German casu
alty lists show that the Prussian loses
alone have reached a total of 1,SS,000
The same newspaper iiuotes recent
casualty lists as giving the names of
tlfty.slx aviators. Of these eleven were
.killed, thtrty-Jflve wounded and ten
The peace strcngtli of tho Prussian
army is ISO.OOO men In other words,
tho Prussian losses to date ore given
as nearly threo tlme tho entire peace
strength of the Prussian nrmy.
The peace strength of tho Ilavarlan
army Is three army corps, i;o,00d men.
that of tho .Saxon army 80,000 men nnd
of tho Wuerttemberg army -lO.oOo men.
Assuming that tho war strength of these
kingdoms bears a similar ratio to thu
peace strength to tho ratio prevailing
in Prussia and that the losses In these
armies In proportion to their strength
are similar to thoso of the Prussian
army tho figures would Indlcato that
the losses of theso threo armies to dato
aro roughly 720,000 men, which, ndded
to the 1,388.000 men lost by Prussia,
gives a total Germnn loss of 2,105,000
The total war strength of the German
field nrmy beforo tho present war began
was estimated nt l.sSO.OOO men, behind
which was an estimated strength of
1,600,000 men, wholly or partially
trained, to nupply the waste of war,
making R total paper strength of
3,3&0,000 men, not Including tho garri
son units or the Landsturm,
It would nppear therefore that an
equivalent of two-thirds of the entire
paper strength of tho trained German
army already has been wiped out. Tho
total losses estimated, however, must
be reduced by the 1'onsldernbTn number
of wounded who havo recovered and
returned to tho front.
BEGIN BIG GALLIPOLI ATTACK.
Allien stsrt Grnrrnl Asmult
Spedui Cable lieialci tn Tin: Sin.
LoNnON, June f, (Hntuidny). The
Times correspondent at Mltylene cable
that a general assault upon the Turkish
positions on the Galllpoll Peninsula be
gan yesterday morning.
U. iS. Note Doniiinils Direct
Statement From Germany
on Future Policy.
ACCURACY OF FACTS
TAKEX FOK GRANTED
Message. Approved by Cabi
net, Will Re Cabled to
Berlin at Once.
AFTER LATEST NOTE
Charge That Lu.sitania Was
Armed Not Discussed
Wasiiinoto.v, June I. President Wil
son's nolo replying to tho recent Ger
man communication on submarine opera
tions was approved by the Cabinet to
day and wilt go forward to Hcrlln with
in tho next twenty-four hours.
Tho two Important features In Presi
dent Wilson's note aro:
A request for a direct rxpresslon
from Germany ns to whether or not
sho Intends to nblde by the principles
of International law and humanity
In tho conduct of her submarine opera
tions, A statement that tho facts set forth
In the President's llrst note In regard
to the character of tho Lusltanla and
her cargo are accurate.
Included In the note a)m will be what
amounts to a reiteration of tho dem.iuds
mado by the President In his first com
munication. These Included a disavowal
of Intention to attack American lives
or property, reparation In so far at
reparation Is possible nnd prompt steps
to Insure, this Government against a
recurrence of tho Lusltanla outrage.
The statement In regard to the ac
curacy of facts cotitulnnl In the llrst
note will amount to an answer to the
German charge that the Lusltanla was
an auxiliary cruiser In that she had
two.masked guns concealed below deck.
Tho President has made a careful In
I vestlgatlon of all the facts In connection
with this charge. Ho has personally
; received the assuranc- of Collector Ma
j lone that there were no guns on the
, l.ultanla, and In other ways has satls
I fled himself beyond a doubt that the
United States Government stated the
, exact facts in Its first communication
Sin Discussion of I'nets ri-ilecl.
It Is understood that the President
has mado the situation as easy an pos
sible for Germany on the nssumption
that the Imperial Government has bce.ii
misinformed. The statement In the
President's nolo as to farts, howoer.
has been phrased In sti.-h a way as to
indicate clearly that no discihlnii of
tacts seems iuvi.irj anil will not h
acceptable until at least German v has
dicl.ired herself on the principles In.
The general effect of the President's
note will be the reiteration of his tlrt
communication with special emphasis
laid upon the nirefsiiy of Germany
promptly giving Americans assurance
of protection on the high seas in con
formity with tho principles of inter
Next to tho action ot the Cabinet the
most Interesting development lieio to
day In the lnteriiation.il situation was
the receipt of a not., from tho German
Foreign Olllce acknowledging In great
detail Its blame for the torpedoing of
the American ship Gullllghi. i-xjucsslng
regret nnd declaring itself teady to fur
nish full compensation for the damage
sustained. In the note there l- alio
partial acknowledgement of blame for
the dropping of bombs from ,iu .iero
plano uiion the American ship I'u-hlnc
Hefore Germany formally acknowledges
I her responsibility for the dishing cae
' however, she asks the l'liited Stales for
' all tho facts in the lwssesslou of the
I State Dopattment o as to i-tiable her
to form a Just Judgment,
i The tone of this lateit communt'-ntlon
was viewed with favor in Washington
It was r'g.irded as ovldenctig a desire
, by Germany to do cv erytlilng possible
to remove these two cies from the lln
of embarrassments between thn two
, Governments. The note, according to
the view of olllclals here, practically
eliminates these two cases from further
consideration, except as they stringtlion
the demand of the I'liltid States that
Germany give sonic assur.imi.s for the
future and say whether or not she In
tends to abide by the acknowledged
rules of International law.
Wilson's VIcm t'oiillrnicil.
Tho details of the Gulfilght ease,
given by the German Foreign Olllce
served to enuili.'is.r.e the very argument.'
which Pre.subnt Wilson set forth In lis
recent note. The German communica
tion, as viewed lietc shows the Impos
sibility of nirrjliig on submarine oper
ations' without mistake mid support
this sentence In the President's note:
1 "Manifestly submarine.- cannot be
I used against men hnntmen, as the lusl
few weeks have shown, without ,m In
evitable violation of many sacred prill
tiptes of JuMice and huuiaiilt.v ."
There were report- after to-day's
Cabinet meeting lh.it Seen l.iry of Stat"
Hr.m had stood out strongly for a
yielding to Ge rin itiy's request for an In
vestlgntlnn of facts. In reply to thes
reports the statement was m.tde author
itatively that tberr wire no n-rtniiM dif
ferences of opinion in the CaMpat
Mr. Hr.van pl.ncd .i l.ugi r purl in
the preparation of this note tl, m In
did in the ilinftii g ot Ine Mist one. ami
, the general belief Is that the Pres dem
nlld lie c.lllle to :i s 1 1 Isl'.n t.il ; mid."
standing on the not., bcton it was sub
mitted to the Cabinet Thev iu ,i .on
ference regarding the situation hetoi
. the Cabinet meeting und Mr iti v m aim
I was at tho Into llou&o l.u.t n.tjal A