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ROBERT LANSING, THE
An intimate view of the man who has
sprung into world prominence as a dip.
lomat. Interesting sketch of his ca
reer in to-morrow's SUN.
THE WEATHER FORECAST.
Partly cloudy to-day; fair to-morrow;
moderate southerly winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, 76; lowest, 57.
Detailed weather, mall nnd marine reports on pago 13.
VOL. LXXXII. NO. 299.
Blue Oarsmen Win All
Tluve Uncos on Thames
in Fast Time.
BIG KVKXT OF DAY
IS KOWKD IX 20:52
Tie of IK Yours Is Broken
Keconl Crowd Sees El is U
Lengths in Front.
XICKALLS MEN ARE
THE CHAMPIONS NOW
Jiiiiior Varsity Furnishes
Most Interesting Strug
gle of the Itegntta.
Ntir London, Conn., June 15 Yale's.
virt.ltj eight simply ran nway from
Hiniril'j Itrot crew this aftenioon In
t.1e snnuril regatta on the Thames. Yale
son to easily that the race lacked the
tart stirring thrill that 30,000 persona
ltd kvked forward to. The Blue also
tonk the Junior varsity and frehman
euritetts, thus sweeping the river clean.
The eight oung slants driving Yule's
nrsltv- shell merely enjoyed a pleawant
ted not too exhausting four mllo prac
t!:e spin, followed at a considerable,
e'littnce by the plucky but completely
tut'Lisxtd oarsmen of Hirvatd. It was.
t procession from starting point to finish
l.ne, with Yale oft like a streak, with
Y: leading halt a length, then a
Ifnftli. then two lengths and finally at
t.if finish ly eight lengths.
Yale's time for the four miles was
:).;:. Harvard's time was :i:13i.
Rare Sever In I)onbt.
There was .never a momenl after the
rehrce's pistol cracked that the result
tf the race was In doubt. In the Tale
iVH was suh power and smoothness'
ii astonished veteran oarsmen. In the
Hvrvard shell there was courage and
smoothness, but the power was not
there. They tried hard, those brown und
triwn) lad from Cambridge. They
timet hroko their backs, and their
hearts too It may be, In spurt afttr
purt; but struggle as they would and
Jflt as thy wou'fi t.-.ey rould not
ereep up a foot on the flying Blue shell.
The men of the Hlue did not seem to be
renins to the limit of their power and
endurance. They finished with a lot of
trcrgtli In reserve, but their long,
IfTmendous, frlctlonlcss stroke, the.
itro'-te that Guy Nlckalls has been two
jean In perffctlng, despite the crlti
cim and attacks of critics who
frontied upon his English Innovations,
tie up the distance and made Harvard's
tplenflld effort utterly futile. Seldom, In
recent years at leant, has a crew dem.
vnttrjted so emphatically complete
s-jperlorilj- over a rival. And It was the
opinion of very capable observers that
In the form It displayed to-day the Ya'.o
!ltht l the best on top of water, Pa
Oourtne) . of Cornell and Jim Rice's
tf Columbia not excepted.
All Yalr Hilarious.
Il should not be dltllcult for any one
ts taurine the hilarious Joy of tho Yalo
ilumni and undergraduates when .little
McLanr. the Hlue coxswain, drove his
tfi'n over the finish line with seven
open water showing between
the ."tern of the Yule shell and the prow
of t'n Harvard boat. It I the plain
ruth that .1 victory so amazingly easy
iad not lirn anticipated by the most
tpilDl'llr- wearer of the Hlue. They
remembered, as every lover of clean
tport remembers, the tremendous strug
r!e here a jear ago, when Yale won by
a heartbeat, the fraction of a second,
after a zigzag duel that endured every
foot of four long miles. They expected
repetition of that wonderful struggle.
N'ot a man of them dreamed that Coach
Nlekalls had developed a crew that
tould btat Harvard's men by eight
For Harvard's hopeful thousands the
eatrome wan a shocking surprise. The
ting of last year's defeat had lasted 1
through a succession of victories on the
foothill nml baseball Melds, They hail
counted to earnestly on putting Yale In j
" I" s and retrieving the disaster of i
'Ml rnr t.um the sharp crack of
Jifferee Meittieham's pistol and the lu
nar.' i,ionn of sirens, steam whistles,
ulU'-Mg einiion nnd the wild shouts of
Yaie rowers was a dismal and depress
" J chorus
llnrrnrd Una l.oim Parrs.
Fsi-'-s t at had shono all day with the
nt.icKitin ,,f triumph lengthened
una zone j For them only onn con
"'' 'ii lein.iincd, that the Harvard
"art-nien never quit, never for one In
taw f,:aK.( trying and at tho very end
fried their Mh-11 over the line with a
hiueli grit and effort as If It bow had
'fen o. im h teims with the nose of the
In eieiy way, fn.m every standpoint,
" a Vale's day upon the water. Her
Jlctorv ,n the varsity race gave her tho
mUiuh of triumph In the forty-nine
ream n1P. ra(,p n.lh ieen r)W(, Until
Mils afttrnoon Harvard had won tvven
'Hour i meii.mni twenty-four times had
'tie victory guno to Yale. To-day Yalo
'' ho lead. While she was at It
hi made a clean sweep, winning the
J'conrt varsity eight rare this morning
"1 a rontest which .furnished the real
JJi'lteiiifi.t 0f th regatta and leading
ilj'v.ird to the finish line In the fresh-
" " s'nt tare, which was rowed this
lie i ui- second varsity olght won by
tree quarters nf a length, coveting the
o mile course In 10 minutes and 0
womli, Harvard's tlm wu 10 minute
Continued on Ninth rag.
SING SING TO HAVE BIG FIGHT.
I'nr.es of fan nnd fr. IIiiiik Is feir ,
Jnl 4 Untile. J
OsstNiNO, N. v., Juno :.". Several
wagers were made by Sing Sing prison-!
ers to-day on the outcome of the prize
fight scheduled for the Fourth of July
between Slugging Chink, negro cham
pion, nnd Hatttlng It) an, the "white
hope" of tho lirlson. I
Chink and Itynn will ruht for the
heavyweight title. l!ach tips the scales 1
at 200 K)t'tnds. Chink Is of the cell block I
company mid llyan of the yard com
pany, l'rlzes of 12,1 for tho winner and
$5 for the loser have been hung up by
tho Mutual Wclfnro League's athletic
The match will be fought on a plat
form In the prison yard so that the en
tire 1,750 prisoners may seo It.
OSBORNE SEES GOVERNOR.
SIiik Hlntr Wnrilrn Thru Tele
phones Tlml llr'll lirrp .lull.
OsstNiNO, Juno 25, Thomas Mott Os
borne after reading In th morning
papers that ho Intended to resign as
warden of Sing Sing hurried down to
New York city and called on Gov. Whit
man. It wns said that ho had no In
tention of resigning when he left, and
after a few minutes with tho Governor,
who wus having a particularly busy day.
ha telephoned to the prison that ho
would hold his Job.
"The boys" received the news with
apparent Joy, It was said, when O. 1C.
Hill Myers, one of the warden's trusties,
spread It through the prison.
CALLED SPY, HANGS HIMSELF.
Itrernlt at Fort Miicuiu L'nnblr to
Rear t'omrnilrs Jokes.
New rtociiELt.E, N. Y June SS.
Worrying over the Jokes of some of hla
fellow recruits who called him a "spy,"
John II. Woutrldge, an Austrian. 24. a
member of the second recruit company
at Fort Slocum, committed suicide last
night by hanging himself in the tnlleit
tree at the post, which Is on David's
Island, in Long Island Sound, oft New
He enlisted at Philadelphia five days
ago on a declaration of Intention of be
coming n United States citizen. Re
cruits who weru resting under the tree
after drill this afternoon saw Wout
ridge's body hanging high among tho
BIG JEWEL ROBBERY
STIRS $10,000 REWARD
Southampton Colony Loss In
cludes 71 -Pearl Necklace
Southampton, I,. I.. June 25. Fol
lowing rumors that have been afloat
hero for some days that a theft of con
siderable size has taken place In the
wealthy cottage colony, advertisements
have appeared In the local and New
York papers offering a reward of J 10,000
for tlu? return of the stolen Jewelry.
The notices read: "UO.OOu reward
will bo paid and absolutely no questions
asked for the return of a seventy-one
pearl necklace, with pearl clasp, also
marquise diamond ring, missed as of
June 21-22 from the owner's residenev,
Southampton, Eastern Ixing Island : pro
portionate reward for the return of any
part of the missing articles nnd liberal
reward will also be paid for Information
leading to the recovery of the mlselug
nrtlcls. Drelcer & Co., S60 Fifth uvc
nue." It Is considered significant that the
Indication of this robbery comes shortly
after the homo of Charles U. Hackstarf,
nt East Hampton. I. I., was entered by
porch climbers and Jewelry worth more
than 4,1,000 taken.
Among those who have summer homes
nt Southampton are Henry I'hlpps, who
rented Wlndymere, the homo of Mrs.
Pc Lancy Nlcoll : J, Steven Ullman,
Mrs. Itussell W. Headley. r.. Mrs. O.
Eric W. Mcdonald, Stephen ('. Clark,
Mrs. Jefferson (Taddlngton, Oeorgo F.
Maxwell, Mrs. Herbert A. Scheftel and
Frederick Y. Hallcl.
SERBIA REJECTED PEACE.
1'arls) Hears Anstro-tirrnmn Pro
Sprrtal rablt WenvilcA to Tint Suv
Paris, June 25. The Temps publishes
a despatch from Petrogrsd saying that
It has been learned there on excellent
authority that Austila and Germany pro
posed a separate pence for Serlilft, offer
ing her all of Albania and a rectifica
tion of the Serlio-Hosnlnn frontier, with
u guarantee of Serbian territorial In
tegrity. They pointed out that If Serbia made
a separate pence she could opposo Hill-
garlun pretensions In Mucedoula. It Is
added that Serbia refusal to rnteitutu
THOUGHT SOFT ARM A SNAKE.
(irnmr A. Parker Itesluus From
Hartford Chamber of Commerce.
Hartkord. Conn., Juno 25, George A.
Parker, superintendent of city parks and
a prominent church member, sent in his
resignation to-night as a member of thu
Hartford CJinmber of Commerce, Ills
action followed nn outing given by the
chamber yesterday at Latto Coiupounce,
In Soiithlngton, at which he shipped Mlsi
Grace Lambert, a New York cnhaiot
Tho singing and dancing of .Miss Lam
bert und her associate lit thu tted Hose
company, Miss Marlon ('arsons, an
noyed Mr. Parker, who Is an elderly
man with white whiskers,
In explaining his act Mr Parker said
to-night Hint he 'bought .Miss Lain
bert's tofl, ion! rin around liU neck
was a enaliu and thsl ho liar Pad a
horror of snakes slwn his boyhood,
when a reptile, wound Its. colls about
AHBIRV PARK HUMMKK TIMK TAIII.IJ
I'tnniylvtnU K. It., cfftctlv June to.Aiv.
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 1915. Ci)iiirlolit, 1916, bji the Sun Printing anil PnUlnhlng Aitnoctntlon.
STATE SEEKS THAW'S' HAZING STORY MAY
WIFE AS A WITNESS OPEN NEW INQUIRY
Would Trace Kvclvn's History j Charges by Miilsliiminii Hea
llaeh to riiililhooil to Show Who Admitted He Stole
Husband's Acts. KMiiiiltintloit Papers.
COt'llT MAY SEK MOVIES.
Photographs of (he Prisoner
Taken in New England
Likely to Ito I'sed.
Erln Nesblt will be cnlled again as ,NNAroi.ls, June 25. Midshipman
a witness nKnlnt Harry K. Thaw In the ointrlc M. Heagle testltled before the
present proceedings before Justice Hen-court of nqur). nl t. jfuval Academy
drlck nnd a Jury to determine his anlty to.,.,y tnnt hazing still exists In the
If ngents for tho Statu can find the nvul AcaJuny and under the old
dancer nnd get her Into court. There j forn, u,c, wcri, , mitndly condemned
were Indications yesterday that Deputy by lm,ic u,pn t),e facts wcte de-Attorticy-denoral
Cook Is not iilto con-, yeloped during mi Inquiry I" l'-"1'5'
vlnced that Thaw's wife Is In another itpniil'si ncrllon, with the details
part of the country and he hopes to bring , tt,lch he gave, more than rnunllnl the
Iar forward not only for the purpose of ) Ml npittton caused by his admission that
offsetting the testimony given so far In hp ,mi, K,ven f l)lic testimony on Hie
behalf of Thaw but nlso to draw from I Mlm, v,cfotn nmj tmt he had obtained
her If po-sllile a rciiudlatlon of her,m . i1Ilt,roner Information during his
story about Stanford White a story the
untruth of which Mr. Cook hopes to
prove before the trial Is ended.
Mr. Cook has had .1 number of talks
with Harry Nisblt, tho brother of
Evelyn, and with other persons who
are prepared to give Information con
cerning the young woman, even back
to the thirteenth year of her life. He
said yesterday that ho felt prepared to
show that Thaw was not misled by any
talo of wrongs nt tho hands of White
which his wife may have told him nnd
that his ehootlng of the architect last
night was tho ninth anniversary of tho
murder wiis simply a manifestation of I
hi. -it,, f. ....ii!.i nmictiim of lonir I
standing and Incurable. J
If tho efforts to get Thaw's wife on
tho stand arc successful Mr. Cook will
not let slip thu opportunity to qiieMlon
her In detail as to what her observations
of her husband have been. For the last
two days wltnee-cs havu been telling
the Jury that Mr. Thaw never mani
fested any Indications of Insanity dur
ing the sixteen months ho was their
neighbor up In Now lramidilro. nnd Mr.
Cook believes that further enlighten
ment on that subject from Mrs. Thaw
might not lie unwelcome to the Jury.
Movies t'ltnl Anln TlinT.
Another ordeal for Thaw now loom
ing up Is an exhibition of the moving
pictures that were taken In September.
1913, by Hal Held and shown In the
theatres here and elsewhere. They show
Thaw going to and from court. In his
cell, smoking, eating, talking, studying.
Mr. Cook Is of the opinion that they
hhow other things also, that they portray
Thaw poelng. laughing, grimacing; all In
a way to Indicate that ho Is far from
being the mnu of retiring disposition and
Intellectual poise that his good friends
from New Hampshire; have pictured him.
An effort Is now being made to locate
these films and unless some legnl ob
stacle obtrudes there ts a likelihood that
they will bo dleplayed to Justice llen
drlck and his Jury.
Justice Hendrlck has decided, It was
announced during the day, to send
Deputy Attorney-General Alfred Hecker
and Siegfried Hartnian of counsel for
Thaw to Hostoii on Monday to take the
deposition of President Emeritus Eliot
of Harvard as to his rennotis for ills
missing Thaw from college In 192. If.rule, lie said, nrouglit Hazing at once.
tlt.it was the fact. This method wan , offender being compelled to do one
chosen Instead of the more common way I ',f l",1 ' "turns' or "go n his
of appointing a commissioner to take i ,eau ,,''1,,n' nf ,le ll"'" such
testimony. I" w-l" "mt ""' "'Hcer In the room could
Whllo these things wero being pre- j not tr0
pared for his dlscomtlturo Thaw was' su.nUnlt .i.ivn.u-e ifrmn,.
hearlmr commlntcntnrv thlnirs iihimt ,
himself jesterdny. For hours wltuesw
after witness took the stand to say that
New Hamtsdilre folk couldn't understand
this Insanity business at nil. To them
Mr. Thaw appeared to bo perfectly ra
tional, absolutely rational, very rational,
nny kind of rational except Irrational.
It all had a very soothing effect upon
tho object of these phrases, lie wasn't
ho fidgety, ho talked less with his coun-1
sel. ho had no epe.vhes. Impromptu or 1
i.r..,.r...i r ih.. .-i...... ,.
when It 'was over that It' had Iwni "a
very, very satisfactory day."
Thaw did most of his whispering for
thu day during tho first hour of tin' ,
Hearing. Deputy Attorney-General
ii.u..." i, u.'nin. ,.n.....:..i .i...t,.
that hour III reading from the testimony m several of his trips, lie said thai
of Dr. William White of Washington,! N1t'. "'', r ',' ' th in st grail
D. C. at a previous h ibens corpus pro- uatlng class, who Is one of the de
ceding In White Plains. Mis. Jury feni'ints. had gone with him to the
Copley Thaw. Uh moth..-, also ecetned vnglneer ,g depart juent on sev-
to bo In good splrltb. She smiled fie- . "f pec.islot.H. but that ho had never
quently and shook hands warmly with " l,lm ""'V,' I"!. I, , i fa
one of tl.o women witnesses after she. another of the defendant he
had Mulshed her recital of Thaw'a ' 'J'1 l"''" """" ,u tr
virtues 1 1" see his mark.
Heagle knew 'nothing about the leak
Tl,'. n i:l,u..l Experiences. the examinations In modem Inn-
gunges, but said that he had set n a copy
Dr. Noel Gulllett. who lived In tho ' n T W. Harrison's room which h
home adjoining that occupied by Thaw thought they all regurded as the coming
In Elm street, Manchester, N. II.. and examination,
who paid him "a uelgliboi-'H visit" ten .
days after Thaw hod established himself' Middles Issue Honor Slnlrnirnt.
there, was tho first witness. Dr. (lull-, ,,. , lN,, p01(Il0m) im lt. ,..
lelt Is eurgeon for the State In. us rial f ,,,,,, , ,. ,,.lH been much
School at Manches ter. ejn.l lie told ot 1lh,u ude-s ood the midshipmen have pre
Thaw's! Intereit In that Institution, how . , .i.ii. n..,.. ..i.ir.,:.,i
he Inqillied lis to. the discipline of Hie
boys, how pleased lio was to learn that
cot o in I punishment Is not permitted.
On cross-examination he said Thaw
evinced a distinct Intirest In corporal
,,,... ,,1 Ih., .,.,n,.l n,l I. ,.,,., I
it as tending to arouse the spirit of re-I
vctige In. tho liny. 1
"I do not testify as an expert," enn- j
eluded Dr. Gulllett, "but to prove the
Interest in Thaw We have In our Statu
nnd that we aio punitive he ought to be
llheiatcil ns a sane in in."
Thirteen witnesses I'ulUiwed Dr. Guil
len. Tiny ttotlllcil that Thaw canm
among them like any other etianger 1
and that while cvcrybod.v' knew he had
escaped fnnu an aysluni for tliu insane!
and that ho had been accused of vlOiim 1
priictloH they took him at his own ,
valuation, Intiodiiced him to their wives
und daughters, Invited It ltd Ui partlisl
i mid generally mado Ids stay among
tin m as pleasant ns they Knew how.!
They found him In tuiu a paragon of'
couitesy. Ills charity was manifested j
on evi ry occasion. Ho was modest and I
ivtliliiR, h" drank not nl all, he couldn't '
be Induced to dance. He plaved curds '
well and talked eiiliTtnliilngly of every- .
Hung In tho ufii hi except his own
ttoulilis. only his law ers testlflul that I
lie ever icfcneit to those mailers.
Thit testimonials to Thaw's sweel
iemp, r, his cfiiislileiatliiu for others nnd
.Hie iistraim which no eeicisi,( owi
' Ins emotions seemed to set Deputy Al-
Inrney-Geiicial Cook in good humor
He asked the men if they plncil on the
married men'M baseball tenin, lie nsked
CottMuucd on 77ilrrt I'aye.
('L VSS ISSt'KS DKKKXCE'
Supt. Fiillam Says Honor Sys
tem Can't Make Dishonor
able Man Honorable.
val(lf.rlnKM through the departments
with his equipment of keys, pincers and
It Is believed that Secret iry Daniels
will take cognizance of the charges nnd
will widen the present Inquiry so ns to
Include the hazing allegations In tho In
vestigation. A chance stntement that Iteaglo went
Into nn upper class man's room and
saw a "plcbn" wjth his face to the
wall gave Representative Carlln, nf the
defendant's counel, his opportunity, and
he brought out that this was part of
the hazing the midshipmen iccclvcd
. . . . ,.,,,
ooring tneir urst ear. ine tonnee
lo " the present Inquiry was. uc-
cording to Mr, Carlln. that they would
prove midshipmen nad been compelled
to gi-t Information for upper olne, men
through hazing or threats of hazing.
"Why was the plebe standing with his
facn to the wall?" asked Mr. Carlln.
"It has been the custom ever since I
camo In," was Heuglc's answer.
Cursed lij I'pprr t"ln lnn.
He explained tnnt be did not do It tils
first time that he was in the presence
of an upper class man and that he got
the worst "ciissln" out" of his life. This
referred to the old system. of showering
profane iibus on an under class man,
Heagle related a line of physical evo
lutions which had beep tequlred of him
and other midshipmen which paralleled
exactly the old practices revealed by
the Investigation Of U'0.
Heagle said that during Ids Urst. or
ilehe" year, he had been intnpelled to
'"g" n his bean" while mucilage was
I'uurcn, nn ins ieg anu go on ms
bean" under the shower. The "stoop
falling." ns described by Heagle. was
"t stretch out and push yourself up
and down and let our chest touch the
deck and push away." In tho "knee
stoop," he said, ")ou put your heels
together and reach down with our
hands and push away." These, Heagle
said, he had done as high ns 200 times
continuously and had seen others do
them until they viere exhausted,
In tho mess hall. Heagle testified,
"plebes" were not allowed to talk, and
were compelled to sit on the front edges
of their chairs. An Infraction of the
On the matter of procuring advance
Information HeajrVs testimony also hml
Its strong points. He hnd hud numerous
kes, lie said, and still had two nf them
In his box, with a pair of pincers with
whlih he opened nlndnns. He admitted
that he had taken slips with coming
recitations on them, worked nut prole
'"'' 1,lu" t,rll"H 'T1 "'"dels. Hough
"''"'t' "f exaniln.itlini In Lngllsh.
wMe" aftenvunl proved largely correct,
wore a part of his spoil. In fact, sev-
"r1!',' ,of he d'paMments yielded matter
w , c l,r,,v,1 h"",ful "' 1,1111 "r '11nor
.,, , , T
Midshipmen Waddcll, Click. Keller
and Whlltaker were among the mid.
shlnmen named by Iteaglo as couiiihuIous
.".'. v,,mir,. F,,ll.n. sunerliitendent
to Hear Admiral Fiillum, superintendent
of the Naval Academy. Tills letter, with
Admiral Fullam's icply, has been posted
oil the ships of the squadron. Thu letter
,' ,.' n..
W M IOIIOW S
From the moment a man enters
the Nnv.il Academy his, honesty Is
unquestioned and his fellows do not
spy upon his actions. Appreciating
this, we have tiled to maintain the
eonlldrlico thus liposed III us,
Wc feel that the public has not
hml sullli lent Information to under
stand cU'inlv out' altitude, and that
a grave suspicion Is resting upon us
that our whole code of morals Is on
trial, Tjicsc urn the causes that Im
pel us to set forth our altitude In
this matter, as II Is now, and ns
It has ever been.
No dishonest practice, where knowl
edge of such practice! Iiiim been had
by the members uf the cuips, has ever
hern tolerated In tho regiment of
midshipmen. sMciiiihU and vciucity
have been demanded of every Individ
ual. For our mutual protection wc have
frowned upon any leanings 1 1 maul
n policy less than scrupulously huiicst
and frank. I'ai' finm countenancing
i Irregularities, whein they have bien
delected we have shown our willing,
i, ... in aid tlir millMiiilles in ridding
tf aval strvic. of thn undesirable
member who tn.i) have been found
guilty of misconduct,
In view of this slate of n (To Irs,
if'otiflniied on Fifth Pagt.
Secretary Seeks to Stop Ord
nance Kxpcrts (Soliifr to
I'rlvate Arms Factories.
ASKS FO LEGAL ItULIXG
Have Officers a Constitutional
Wight to Resign? Ts
Wasiiinuto.v, June 25, Stcietary
Garrison Is determined to defeat tho ,
evident purpose of certain officers of the
Oidnatice Corps of tho War Department
to quit the nrmy to nccept employnienlJ
at big salaries with manufacturers of
munitions nf war.
Mr. Garrison Is oppor-ed as a matter
nf policy to tho voluntary retirement of
army otilcers nt this time to accept ser
vice with corporations which arc making
arms and munitions for consumption In
Moreover, ho Is understood to take the
stand that the Government Is entitled to
the services of tho otilcers, educated at
Its expense, until the tlmo comes for
them to retire on account of age or dli
ablllty. This question has been brought tu
head by the resignations of u number of
ordnance experts, a majority of whom.
It Is said, have gone to work for pri
vate arms manufacturers. The matter
has been laid befolo tho Attorney-General
for an opinion. The question sub
mitted to the Attorney-General Is:
us an oflrcr of the nrmii i con-
dfiliiliomil tltiht tit resign from the
arm) In lime of pfacrf
Mr. Garrison's Attitude.
The fort that tho Secretary of War
has asked for an opinion on the ques
tion from the highest law otllcer of the
Government Is taken to mean that .Mr.
G.iirlson r-upjKirts the negative of the
Aceordliig to the oinclals, the right of
an army olllcer to resign at will never
has bent legally determined. Except
In extraordinary cases, such resigna
tions have usually been accepted In the
It will he exceedingly dltllcult for any
otllcer In get out of the nrmy as lung as
.Mr Garrison Is at the head of the War
Department. This Is made clear by a
number of recent developments In the
Hi'ljrls Imvc been In circulation of
hue that as a result of tempting offers
made by private corporations the army
has lost many olflcers ,nd civilians from
tlmu departments In which the con
struction of war equipment Is designed
It has been said that defections on
this account have reached a stage where ....,,, , ,,,. .!,, ,, ,
the etllclency of this brunch of the War,"'1' of "os contagious and omul-
Department Is menaced. According to Present smite. Ills is the rare or n man
Department officials the exnet state of rather fond of the good things of life,
affairs as pictured In press repoit- has not on, wll0 la , ,)0om frlfn(, of ,
hem overdrawn. It Is admitted that I , , ...
many civil employes have quit Gov- Gencrnl commanding nobody knows how
eminent arsenals to accept tho better i many hundreds of thousands of light
pay that Is now offered by rrlvate cor- ' ng nien.
,H only few otilcers have resigned, but " wn" "cult to Imagine such a
many others nny otlre to enter private, man, with his soft voice, his white
einplojmeiit If th Attorney-General hands, his almost chubby face and even,
should decide that they may withdraw I ,hf, .eti,, .pending almost all his time
.11 .i. ai m .iiiiv.
It was said at the Department that
all of the tecerit resignations have roini
from ordnance otilcers. Four reslgna-
Hons have been accepted. One hits been
held up pending Investigation and an-
other has been temporarily withdrawn.
accepted were Major Walter ot
I'enlleld. ("apt. H. O. Muhaffey. Cant,
Charles S. Donovan and t'apt. Creety C.
Shcppard. All possess a high order of I
fcrrrnVw. resigna.jwjiD ACCIDENT RISK
Hon. but withdrew It when tho Secretary II nil AUVlllJll 1 IIIUIY
of War demurred. It Is understood
that Col. Ilorney contended that he hnd
a legal right to resign and It Is the
general understanding that he desires
to quit tho army to accept private
employment. The resignation of Major
William A. Phillips, another ordnance
expert, has been held up pending In
It Is understood that In asking thn
Attorney-denernt whether or not an
army olllcer has an Inalienable right to ,
resign In time of peace the Secretin') of
War bus submitted tho case of Col.
! Ilorney. 1
The opinion nf army men Is that !
commissioned olllccrs innv be held In
the service at the will of 'thn Secretary
of War. They cannot recall a case In
which nn olllcer enforced his resigna
tion In tho face of a refusal by the
head of the service. They are of the
opinion that an olllcer who refuses to
perforin service under such circum
stances would be Just as liable to trial
by court-martial and tho Infliction of
punishment oh an olllcer who vloluted
or evaded orders In other ways. It
Is the understanding that Mr. Garrison,
wlio is recogni7.ru ns an able lawyer, Is
in full accoid with this view.
Enforcement of .Vcuiralll) . j
The prssent iidmlnlstrntlon of the War",
Department fto.vns upon the practice of
army otilcers tetlrlng to accept oniploj
in the manufacture of munitions of war.
They believe that II should l checked,
especially nt a time when there Is a
world w ir nod when the I'ulleil States
Is anxious In pieserve neutrality In spirit
as well as In fact.
It ts understood that the Secretary ot
the Navy Is dieply Interested In the imkb
submitted to thn Attorney-Genera! by
the Secretary of War. Sectetiiry Daniels
has adopted n policy of refusing to ac
cept resignations except when thn clr-cnin-laiu'iH
appeal to In ii i as JustlHahUt.
If the case Hhouid go aiialust .Mr, Gar
rleiin tht'in doubtless would come, many
retirements, although not a sutllclent
number, the ntllrlals say, to affect ma
tci Lilly the nrmy organization.
The concern that Is felt by Govern
ment ntllclulH over the attractive otters
now being made by miinufnctui ors of
war munitions was evidenced further by
the fact that tho War Department has
inrrriiscil by 'ii per cent, the wanes of
certain skilled mi'chnulcs at tho Frank
foul medial In Philadelphia. Increases
In other classes arc under e'onslderutlon,
Assistant Secretary llreeklnrhlge no
kiiowledved lo-dny that the alluring
wages offered by prlvapi UKiMir.icturcrs,
who are burdened with rhuopean war
mileis, h.u i,!ukI a number of the high
skilled niichlnlsls of the Fiiinkford ar
sni.il In leave the Government employ.
He also said thai Haltering offers ar
being made machinists nt other arsenals,
although the defection U not us great us
that at Frankford,
George Gordon Moore, in
City, Tells of Friendship
For Gen. Sir John French
Comes From British Army
Headquarters to Look Af
ter IJiff Interests Here.
SAYS JIK EXPECTS
TO 00 BACK SOON
Geotge Gordon Moore, the American
traction mnn whose Intimacy with Sir
John French, the Hrltlsh commander, has
gained him a freedom nt the Hrltlsh
headquarters "somewhere In Franco"
that Is causing criticism and wonder
ment In England, has come to this coun
try to look after his extenslvo Interests
In and about Detroit. Mich.
At the Hotel Manhattan yesterday
Mr. Moore denied that his leaving the
Continent wns concerned with recent
articles In Iindnn nnd New Yntk news
papers Intimating that Sir John French
wns showing his Amerlcnn friend too
gie.it consideration. He denied hIsii that
there wns friction between the Hrltlsh
Commander and Lord Kitchener.
"fir John French ts a great General,"
he said with enthusiasm, "a very great
General. Lord Kitchener Is a great War
Secretary. Hoth are too busy and too
reuslblc to be squabbling. I left tho
Hrltlsh headquarters no, I cannot sny
Just where two weeks ago. At that
time there most certainly was no 111 feel
ing. Sir John French nnd Lord Kitch
ener were the best of friends. Sir John's
only enemies are the Germans. Aren't
Impression Ills Looks Give.
Mr. .Moore looks nlmost anything but
the remarkably successful business man,
lawyer nnd promoter that he Is. One gets
the Impreeslon of an Englishman living
on his Income rather than of a man who
two years ago. at the age of 37, hnd so
successfully managed many American
corporations that he could retire from
acttve business. He wus admitted to the
bar when 21 and Is a principal owner
of publlo utilities In Michigan, Georgia,
Nebraska, Canada and Hraztl.
This man who Is so close to the
great Hrltlsh tlelj commander Is below
middle height, quiet of manner nnd with
a soft, almost llsolnir. voire, nnd mis-
near scenes of vvnr nnd exerting no
sin ill Intluencc In tho conduct ,of the
Hrltlsh campaign. It seems strange also
that Mr. Mooro nnd Sir John French
j until the war began should have lived
toeether In a large house at Lancaster
atr OVfrooklng Kensington Gardens.
They were so Inseparable that the Amer-
lean has been with the English General
ON OCEAN CANCELLED
Aetna Compiiny Says Losses
Due to Sinking of Lusitania
Tin' losses due to the sinking nf the
Lusitania have led accident Insurance
j companies to attach n rider to nil their
policies stating that they would not
cover accidents In the war r.otie result
ing from war conditions. The war zone
rpcollled not only Includes the Getiuan
iiono about the Hrltlsh Isles but also
the Mediterranean nnd other waters
where a state of war endangers traffic
The option of signing the riders or
I Having ine policies caucciieu is enninfii
to the holders. Insurance men believe
they have the legal right to do this un
der the clnu.'o which reserves the priv
ilege to the company of enncelllng any
policy at a moment's notice upon re
payment of paid up dividends If any
coming ho closely on the sinking of the
Titanic caused fears that n few nioro
large ocean disasters might cripple
Hiinie of the companies The Aetna Life
Insurance Coniimny of Hnrtforil, Conn.,
which was one of the first companies to
Issue the rider, (dates In u letter to Its
pollcv holders that Its losses duo to the
sinking of the l.usltanliv were iniio.oui).
Tim company's letter, which Is signed
by E, C. Howen, assistant ncictnry,
says In purl
"Tho premiums e barged for accident
insurant)! am not Mifllchmtl) lurgn to
cover Injuries nnd death dun to war
fare, and we think It not unreasonable
to usk nil of our accident and disability
policyholders to relieve the company
from liability under tmch conditions by
slgnlng tho enclosed war rider This
ilder di tinea a war zone and provides
that the policy shall not cover accident
or Injury sustained within the war zone,
If ilue to any of the risks of vvnr, or If
duo to elamago to or loss of uliy vessel.
"All other accidents or Injuries huh
tolned within the vvnr zone nro covered
tho sumo as hcretofoiev The rider also
provides Hint the conditions Imposed by
It will be uutomatlrally removed at the
end of three ntontliH after tho declara
tion of peace."
tlNKXt'F.I.I.KII TIIIKtl (ill I'l l l.vi.VN
nLKVICK. TO MAIM? IIKHUIIT.
THIS KAMOSKIV lliMkliui.l lliiMltWHter.
Open for Heaniin June 17, NKW MOUNT
ItlNKO HOL'HK, Mouiehead l.nke. June t.
UookleU ou icuueit. ItlCKlSIt HOTEL CO.
George Gordon Moore.
almost toiistunth at the front
Moore explains It In this wlso: j
es, Mr Joiin i-Tencri ami i live to
gether. I see unthliig strango In that.
I think u great deal of hint and I hope
the feeling Is mutual. When tho war
began Sir John nsked me to visit him
In Franco and I was very glad to
accept. It wns a lovely opportunity to
see history made. I havo been nt head
quarters practically all through the war
.iiiu i .nil me only .vniericau vv uu mis j
linn mat privilege. It has been uwf un
Ills Appealing; Millie.
"Now of course I know you would
like to hear about what goes on there,
but I can't tell you. I must not pre
sume on my Intimacy with Sir John
French. Perhaps I have had a few
privileges, but I am going to Justify
confidence by not talking. You see how
I feel, don't jou;" and ho smiled his
Mr. Moore smiled that smile several
times during his conversation with Tin:
SfN reporter, but for all his smiles It
was evident that the thought of nn
Interview was not pleasant. "Now, Just
see what I have got Into," he remarked
again smiling to one of n little group
of tastefully dressed young men who
surrounded hint, when tho reporter mad
known his errand.
Mr Moore was shown a story In the
H'orM giving some particulars of al
leged conditions at tho Hrltlsh lie, id
quartets thai have been matters of dis
cussion In England and ure said to
have aroused doubts of Sir John
French's Illness for high command.
"I really cannot see why that corre
spondent ays such things," he said
plaintively. "Ho seemed such a nice
fellow, shin. As to the stories that a
good many laillui have been entertained
at headquarters, I know of only one
lady being their Lady Eileen Huberts.
Lord Huberts'.; daughter, who was theie
when her father died. There Is no truth
In the story, either, that Sir John Pre di
has surrounded himself with a gient
many joung otilcers whose principal
qualification Is social position. A great
General chooses his aids for other rea
sons than that.
"That 'Universal Stock Exchang?,'
Coiifliinei! on Thinl rope.
FOR TEUTON NATIONS
IVaee Now Would Mean ltuuk-1
ruptey to Dual Powers. I
.peen i ,l'.l iHtpatrlt tn Till. M v I
LoMioN, Juno I'll. The 7'liii fi quotes
a neutral baukir, who rccentlj iirrlvul,
from Vienna, as sajlng that paper'
uiiiney and nickel coins are plentiful in
Austria. ".Mure than Cliio.uiiii.iiiin 11,
5fin. (100,00(1) In paper has been Issued In
Austria-Hungary slnco the beginning of
the war." the banker says, "but the
gold covering for this has decreased
Inim nearly C'O.oiin.Dfia to about 30.
0011.0(10. Tho gold, however, Is. liee'disl
only to buy food and war inilerlals
abroad, nnd the piirch.isis of these art
retdrlcttd Austrian paper was at a I
discount of nunc than -10 per cent in )
Huniani.i, Switzerland nnd elsewhere
when the Hu'-sLitih were In the t'nrpa-J
Ihliins. It now Is nt about ;n per cent,
Title1 banker said he was not iw.ire
ti'iat Hie Austt'o-llung.irl.iu State bank had
loaned gold in the German Helchsbauk,
but said th it the lith r had loaned
sil.iiiiii.iuiu i Hon, nno, nun) to Austria
llungiry before the Italian ileclaiatloti
of win This was spent mnstl,v in buy
ing foodstuftH In Italy.
"If hostilities ehould cease and price
be signed to-morrow." tho b inker con
tinued. "AiiHtrli-lliiiigarv and Germany
would be Immediately bankrupt. Aits-tila-lluiigarv
mluht piy h r crrdltoiH a
dividend of 11 per cnt. nnd Germany
might p.i between 1. and HI mr cent.
'Ilhe llnnnclers of both iniintrleH aro
bunyed by the belief in victory for the
German anus and that the enemy will
have to pay the total epcndltitte of the
GERMAN CROPS FAILING.
limit llrouulil Makes Prospects
Mail In VI a o Place's.
ieW'il t nt,lf Ihfwah lo Tin. mx.
Vmsti hiiv.m, via London, Juno !!.",
The iiiiii Ishlmt coniliiiih culler ie
tmith that the crop piospects in large
parts ot ilerm.inv ,n e most iinl ivor.ible.
In 'itio or two sections complete fillure
The Ihnuli Ishlml qtniieH n letter from
Haiiosei sa.Viiig thiat ,ix ,i i,mi', m g,rat
heal and ill ought extruding over six
weeks the grass has been burned brown.i
truti is uroppiug iroin tne tmes nnd
crops are w'iierlng.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
(Jen. von Linsinjrcn Ts Held
on Wight Hunk of the
JM'KSriT KEPT VP.
l'el rojfratl JJcporls Rout of
St roup: Austrian Force
in Hayonet Fmlit.
LONDON TAKES HEART
AT NEWS OF SUCCESS
Experts Believe Teuton
Armies Cannot Be Freed
Vet for West. Front.
eeei7 fiiKIr lmpateh to Tin: Si v.
Ijstov, June :.". The Ausrro-Oer-man
advance through Gnllcla Is not to
be a mllltnry excursion after all, nc
rordlng to reports from l'etrograd and
Herllti. Just nt tho moment when It
wns thought that nothing was to Im
pede the expulsion of the Russians; from
Austrian territory unexpected opposition
of tho strongest character developed
southeast of Lemberg, along the
Herllti admits In a stntement issued
this afternoon that Gen. von Llnslngen'j
forces, which had gono north from Stryj
nnd had crossed tho Dniester, have been
forced to withdraw to tho south bank
of the river, northwest of Hnllcz. The
'wing of the nrmy north of this point
Is said to be advancing, but the Russians
are making a llrm stnnd below and on
terms more nenrly equal than they havu
been at any tlmo In tho recent cam
paign. Tho heaviest guns that over
whelmed tho ItusAlans In tho Car
pathians are principally with the forces
of -Field Marshal von Mackcnscn.
The Russians have had similar suc
cess with the Austrlans nlso on the
Dniester. Near Martyvo nnd Rouse
dvlnuny the Austrlans crossed to the
left bank of tho Dniester, where they
were confronted by tflo Russians, who
In an Impetuous counter attnek threw
them liack. compelling many to take
refugo on Islands and demoralizing many
more. Still further south the Russians
administered a similar ehivk to the
Austrlans. Southeast of Nizhlnlow the
Russians suddenly took the offensive on
Wednesday. They attacked und took a
garrison with many prisoners.
Despatches from the east have given
great encouragement In London. They
show that the Russians are not dls
rourugeel or demoralized and that Grand
Duke Nicholas Is always watching fo
an opportunity to take the offensive. It
nii'.ins that Germany will not be able
to withdraw any heavy guns or troops
The moment she does so the Russians
will be hack In Gnllcla. The olllclal
statement Issued by the General Staff
at Pctrocrail Is as follows:
"There has been no important
change on the Vlndav.i and Dubys.i
'"On th front of the Nnrew and
Vistula there havu been only small
"Culm has prevailed on the Tanew
"In the direction of Zolklcw arid
Lvov (Lcmbcrg) tho eiVunliig of the
2:'d and tho whole eif the ;:h were
occupied by the iiieiny lu attempt
to lencw their ulterior offensive, seek
ing with pnitieiil.ir obstinacy t I
vance In the illiectlon of Hie villages
of CIJlkurf and Dimitiovle, along
tho railroad between Lvov and
Hrzezany. Nevertheless, thanks to
our troops' energetic counti t nttin k.
these attempts failed.
"On the front of the .lurnavo-Dciii-esrkovltz
theto has be'eii a llrrcc en
gagement, which thus far has devel
opeil limit r conditions favorable to us
"Important German foiccs which oi,
the morning of tho "3d crossed In
tho Kozany region to tho left bank
of tho Dniester suffered enormous
losses. Driven back to tho liver they
were forced to assume the defensive
under very difficult conditions, some
of their troops being crowded on Isl
ands In tho river and others cllnsltig
to the left bank.
"Near Murt.vovo nnd Rusidvean.v
the Austrlans crossed the left banfe
of the Dnlrstcr, but by Impetuous
counter strokes our troopa throw
them back to the t ivcr. I'p until 10
o'clock tho morning of the IMd the
enemy lost about forty officers and
1 Too men of various regiments, whom
wc took prisoners. The enemy Is cn
elcivorlng lo hold his ginuiul In
houses close to the river and W of
ferlug desperato resistance, lu there
lights our heavy and light artlllcrt
gave us I'fi'ectlvc support
"In the Iviisiiilirjiiic district on the
Dniester southeast of N'ljniff nut
tinopK are taking the offensive Ap
proarhliig Mount Dt zymlanua, oc, u
pled and sliouulv oiganlzed hy the
enemy, they Intrenched thnuKcrves
nlnl at dawn ot the I'fld made a dash
lug assault on the mountain, The
I'lirm.v in the face of a bayonet at
tack fell back Ii disorder to the
bcconil lino "f his works. Pressing
close at his heels our troops entered
the works and put to tho bayonet
almost the rtitlto garrison holding
the hill. The remnants, consisting o1
two omens, anil 11 1 U turn, were made
GKKMAS'S .O.S7-; IS1 EAST.
Merlin Vlo Viliulls Partial Willi.
it run nl by Von Llnsliiueii,
ntni.tN, vl.i London, Juno CS, Tim
following olllclal statement on the sltua-