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PHILADELPHIA, THUBSDAY, MAY (5, 1U15.
Cortafonr, 191B, ai jasFcBtlo LiwjraCotorANt.
Germans Win Foothold
1 on Slopes Gained at
i Fearful Cost by Al
lies. Great Battle Raging Around
' tpres as Kaiser's Troops Are
V Hurled at Foe's Lines.
French Check Attack at
uion nn 03-mile Fmnt Hun-
r -t Positions Abandoned nnd
" Beskid Grip Menaced as Lines in
t West Galicia Yield Enemy's
i Cruisers Off Libau.
$ Desperate fighting is in progress at
f" j -. tLa fi novel n i dnttn
fHIIl NO. 6U, wneru i"i ""' ""'"
i ui4 Ihn tnu'nf fltnnnn.
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ijTne Germans ore making attack upon
attack to drive the arilisn irom posi
tions which they recently gained at an
-... lnaa nf life. In the entlro
'region around Ypres tho Kaiser's
'troops have taken the offensive and aro
''driving hard on the Allies' lines. Tho
jbattla is still raging fiercely and the
"dosses on both sides aro already very
Tho British admit that the Germans
bave attained a footing on Hill No. GO
and say their troops were forced to re
tire by the use of poisonous gases,
which the Germans, aided by favorablo
winds1," used to great advantage. Dl
'rectly cast of Ypres the British re
pulsed an attack, while further north
i OIV me iprea uttiuii, mu a-. m... -
danced tbelr lines between Llzerne and
Lin the Woevre region the French
gined two lines of trenches in tho
Montmare Woods and repulsed several
attacks near Fllrey. On tho Les
Enares-CaIonno line the Germans
! tTl1 ..J 1J rt C Y VAmA-tA
r,Tn Alsace the French admit they
.V.a ta.n rtflVAn tnm iYo Rlimmlt fit
iMamtlon, on the Fecht River, which
they Fad captured.
"The Russian retreat, consequent on
fentnn nrtvnnipn nnd victories in
lOtUcIa, from the Carpathians to tho
J Conclddul ort Pnae Four, Column Tito
. Jbpb Fluve. Boreas & Co. must havo
!t our letter all right. Look at the day.
Couldn't bo anything nicer, could there?
Aitiiaaows now euecuveiy one cun Han
dle any situation If one Is onty firm
tBOUKh. "Stick ud for vour rlshts and
.don't give in" Is our motto. See how
wtll It worked out In the case of the Girl,
te,i a day or two nno. After all her
ifh d.t.. nJ .......lt ......... I. Wtr ..,1
felt she was just as nice about it as Bhe
Ftould be. Never even a murmur. It was
fall very assuring and has given us all
Iliad of confidence. No better Indication
or jne truth of that could bo found than
.our'experience in buying our summer suit
ytsterday. Wo did not know exactly
E? 1 wanted but we did know ono or
fo things wo were not going to buy ort
. v,nier amonsr tnem was on of
ch-lookinc neDDer-and-aalt effects
a tort of silk finish. They look very
Indeed, but you nin too manv nf
CHI. Wfl h1tfVk In halMf, SloHnnllMa
VII. of course, the very first suit, the
weaman showed us was a rich-looking
WPPM-and-salt effect with a sort of silk
onus. We told the salesman we wouldn't
;,"! " Just line that we said It, too.
riMM1 want "'" Jmaglne talking to a
K,?.B" rJBht lle aowed us lots orother
. uu we nnauy bought one. It's a
.wonder. .Tim. wall ...,ii ,-- ,, ..
to, t "i v v ""l 'o ji sees u.
Lv.;?.1 llclJ:. P'PPer-and-salt effect with
ort of silk finish you ever laid your
for PhUadelnhfn nr :,n.,
?tr tonight; Friday increasing
tlWuuasi followed bu showers! ,nn,t.
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ATLANTIC FItUIT COJIPANY
DUYS TWO INTERNED SHIPS
Siberia and Sarnla, of Hamburg
American Line, Added to Fleet.
NEW YOniC. May 6.-The Atlantic
Fruit Company has bought the Interned
Hamburg-American Bteamshlps Siberia
and Sarnm. At tho offices of tho fruit
company It was said that while no ad
ditional ships would be purchased at
present, there was a possibility that a
fleet of ships might be put Into tho serv
ice which would actually bo owned by
DELIVERED; CHINA HAS
48 HOURS FOR REPLY
Pekin Receives Final De
mand From Mikado's
Ambassador Belief Pre
vails That Republic Will
Accept Terms to Prevent
PEKIN, May 6.
Japan's ultimatum to China waB pre
sented to the Chinese Foreign omce this
evening. It was transmitted through the
The time limit set by Japan In the ulti
matum Is said to expire at 6 p. m. Satur
day. Tho ultimatum, nccordlng to unofficial
versions, Bets forth that China on this and
former occasions has acted In a manner
contrary to tho Interests Involved In tho
recent negotiations and demands on ac
count of the policy of Japan.
TOKIO. May 6.
A long dispatch was received by For
eign Minister Kato from the Japanese
legation at Pekln. This was Immedi
ately transmitted to Premier Okuma. It
was reported, but not confirmed, that
China had shown Indications of accepting
It was announced today that all details
of the negotiations between the two coun
tries would be given to the Powers si
multaneously. Tho Cabinet believes that
this will vindicate Japan's position.
Emperor Yoshohlto presided today at
a long Cabinet Council, which fully In
dorsed" the course of action followed by
Foreign Minister Kato with reference to
China. The Cabinet Council followed a
long conference the second In 18 hours
between Baron Kato and the British Am-
It was admitted at the War Ministry
a-9 . .i.m. Mnnwx TannMAoA tvnnnu Vinvn
embarkod"on transports at RaBebo ana
ainer poims uitu imvc oaucu, uu,. ,.c..
destination pannot be revealed as yet.
On his, return from tho Cabinet Council.
General Oka, tho Minister of War, con
ferred with many high officers who had
A big fleet of warships Is taking on sup-
Concludrd on rase Four. Column One
U. S. WARSHIPS WARNED
Board Cautions Against Steaming at
' "Critical Speed."
WASHINGTON, May 6. Wrnlng
against orders to ships of the Navy to
steam at "critical speed" Is given In the
report of tho special board which Investi
gated tho breaking of tho battleship Con
necticut's shaft during recent man
euvers at Guantanamo Bay. This was
held responsible for the accident on the
Connecticut. A memorandum of the find
ing today waa sent to Admiral Fletcher,
commander of the Atlantic fleet.
The Connecticut was ordered to steam
at I3H knots, her "critical speed," at
which the machinery had the maztmum
of vibration. It broko her shaft in two,
causing damage of JIM.OOO.
The board suggests that "the critical
speed" of each ship constantly should bo
kept In mind.
2200 QUIT BUILDING
AT ALARM OF FIRE
Only Six Minutes Required by
.Curtis' Employes to Vacate
A small boy onv the rourth floor of the
Curtis Building looked mystified at 9:23
o'clock this morning when ho was asked
when the fire drill was "coming off." Ho
had Just told tho reporter that Mr. Hunn
was not in his office, and he doubted the
"tip" that there would be a drill at 9:25.
"Maybe not for a couple of months," ho
eald. I'd bet on tho next Are drill's
coming-let's see, well, about July 8."
. "It's now after 9;2V' said tho other,
"so I guess It's not coming off today,"
and he went down In tho elevator, But
as tho elevator doors opened on the first
fioor he saw that same small boy sour
rylng toward the street ahead of him.
The fire drill had "come off" at 9:25
6 MorreB than 2200 persons, mostly young
women, employed In the publication of
fices of tha building, were all on the
street six minutes after the gons
sounded. These gongs are Bounded on all
tha 10 floors by pressing a button on any
one floor There was what seemed an
endless stream of young women coming
down tho Inclosed fire-escape opening on
Walnut street near 6th, and the rest
poured out of the front portals on tho
Independence Square side.
They stood on the steps, a solid rect
angle of girls, and bad their pictures
taken, and thero were moving pictures
of them coming out as well.
With all the laughter and eajer cjat.
ting of the girls, who did not know
whether there was really a flro or not,
one could not help thinking that some
day thero should be a Are. they would
come out to the street In tho same way.
laughing and chatting and thinking it
was all make-bellevs, Just as It was to
After all are out of the building a.
gong sounds to show that It was a
false 8larm. ' and not until this sounds
does any one return Whtn they start
ed back it took minutes for them au
to reach JJiels-offices,
MILLER FACES JURY
IN TRIAL FOR DEATH
OF CITY DETECTIVE
Jury Selected Some Mem
bers Had Formed Opin
ions, But Say They Can
Put Them Aside.
The 12 Jurymen who will pass upon the
fato of Jacob, alias "Doggie" Miller, the
slayer of Detective Harry Tucker and De
tective James Manecly, were chosen to
day after more than five hours had been
consumed In making up the panel. Sev
eral of tho veniremen selected admitted
having formed opinions on tho case, but
were allowed to qualify after declaring
that they could set these aside.
Tho Jurymon are:
David Uernardy, lallor, 151J Wood
street, foreman: Josenh McGuckln. ear.
penter, 1237 Columbia avenue, Alexander j
uiuics, weaver, z.uu rsortn oth street;
Andrew Lowre, painter IMS South
6Uli street, Frederick Weltc, Jr ,
confectioner, ES1S Christian street!
Charles H. Rtggs, bricklayer, 1102 Marvin
FIRE DRILL EMPTIES GREAT BUILDING
B9BH& JHlMBIHiEEBytHiiHiKSiiiBliKl 'Sl.' MiPsHS" - uf.vli v "" yjf 'y i
Btreet: George Ernhardt, salesman, 1S23
Thompson street; James Haggerty, driver,
2600 Wharton street: Adolph Shlck, manu
facturer, 1510 Leo street; Theodore Mor
ris, clerk, 1J21 Hunting Park avenue;
Harry Hazellth, foreman, 2671 Cedar
street, and Henry Gibson, printer, 2T06
North 6th street, were the 12 Jurors.
Andrew Lowrey, Juror No. i, and
Georgo Ernhardt, No. 7, were accepted,
although they declared that they had
formed opinions ns to tho guilt or In
nocence of the prisoner from what they
had read In tho newspapers and from
conversations about tho murder. They
declared they would disregard their
opinions and give the defendant a fair
trial based on the evidence. About seven
years ago Detective Tucker lived a few
doors away from Lowrey and on the
same Btreet, but tho men were not
A number of prospective Jurors were
challenged by tho defense when they
admlted discussing tho case with friends.
Frank Murray, 607 Wlnton street, 03th
Ward, was challenged by tho defense be-
Concluded on rage Two. Colnmn Four
MANIACS ROAM CITY,
Police Hunt Giant Negro Luna
tic From "Violent Ward, Fear
ing He Will Attempt Murder.
Two patients, ono a tall Negro of
powerful build, escaped from the ward
of violent Insane of the Philadelphia
Hospital early today, and are at largo
In the city. The men, who were gone
for several hours before their absence
was discovered, are Edward Reckham, 40,
the Negro, and Georgo Lechenburg, a
Beckham Is over six feet tall and
weighs 230 pounds. When h.o left the
hospital he wore a blue coat and cap,
and had a muatache and a goatee. Lech
enburg wore blue shirt, dark coat,
etrlpfd trousers and low black shoes.
He had a flve-day growth of beard.
Ab soon as the escape of the men, who
are believed to be dangerous, was discov
ered, City Hall waa notified and rjoltce of
every station house In the city Instructed
to send details on a search for the' pa
tients. Both men were carefully guarded
at the hospital, and although confined In
the ward but a short time gave their at
tendants considerable trouble.
The police are confident that they will
catch the men early today. It was ad.
tnttted, however, that the hospital au.
thorltle3 are particularly anxious to lo
cate the Negro for fear that he may de.
velop a homicidal tendency and Injure
some one. According to the police, neither
one of the men will be able to elude cap
ture lopg, owing Jo their half.vvlld and
dtssheveled appearance. Both were un
shaven and attired In the make-shift
clothing furnished patients in the ward.
The men evidently planned their es
cape together and slipped out pf the
ward shortly after daylight It' Is be
lleved (hey made thslr way to tha yard
surrounding the hospital unobserved.
They must havo climbed the wall, as It
would bo Impossible for them to leave
by way of the ms,ln gate. This Is located
on 31th street below Woodland avenue,
and Is guarded night and day Other In
mates of the ward said the two had
leaped out of a wlndpw into the street.
The police say this would be possible,
as the insane ward faces 34th street find
U on the second floor of on of tha group
At Iftft Blockley buildlrtfs.
TRAPPED BY FIRE ON 110AT
WHEN GASOLINE EXPLODES
Members of Crow of U. S. Vessel
Have Narrow Escape.
CHESTDIt, Pa., May 6. Trapped by
flames caused by the explosion of the
gasoline engine, two members of the crew
of the auxiliary United States engineer
ing boat Schuylkill narrowly escaped
with their lives this morning, Tho boat
caught fire at her dock. The men were
Joseph Mllbourn and Clarence Shclton.
They mnde their escnpo when the large
Government tug Philadelphia rushed to
their rescue from Its dock at the foot of
The Schuylkill was badly damaged from
tho flames Several local firemen were
badly cut by flying glass when they at
tempted to fight their way Into tho
englneroom of the boat. John Boushelio,
of the Franklin Flro Company suffered
tho most serious Injury,
LOAN AMENDMENT nY 138-0
.. . - i....,. p
Measure Will Now Be Submitted to
Voters of State.
HAimiSBfTta, May 6 -The House to
day finally passed the Vare transit loan
amendment to the Stnto Constitution by
a vote of 13S to 0 The measure nlrcady
has passed the Senate and now Is ready
to be submitted to the voters of tho Stato
for ratification at tho election next fall.
Tests of the efficiency of safeguards against fire were held in the
plant of the Curtis" Publishing Company today. It was found that
the 2200 employes could reach tho street in safety in six minutes.
Tho picture shows employes issuing from ono of the numerous exits
and assembling in front of the main entrance.
COUNCILS TO HURRY
TRANSIT LOAN BILLS
TO EXPEDITE WORK
Finance Committee to
Make Qick Report Today
on Measure to Float $6,
000,000 Bonds, as Ordered
Councllmanlo action to make possible
construction work on tho high-speed tran
sit system will bo taken this afternoon.
when John P. Connelly,
chairman of Councils' Fi
nance Committee, will intro
duce In Common Council an
ordinance authorizing the
creation of the J6,000,000 tran
sit loan approved at the
polls last week. At the same time he will
Introduce a resolution directing that the
loan be advertised, as required by law.
Both the ordinance and the resolution
were drafted by the Department pf City
Transit and sent to Mr. Connelly yester
day. It is understood th$t the advertis
ing resolution will be referred to the Fi
nance Committee and reported again
while Councils are still in session, In
order to facilitate progress on the transit
program, The ordinance authorizing the
creation of the loan will be referred to
the Finance Committee and will be print
ed before It Is reported back to Council.
The Finance Committee will meet this
afternoon at 4 o'clock while Councils are
In session, The reason for meeting at
this time Is said to be that the advertis
ing resolution may be reported back Im
mediately, The draft of the ordinance authorizing
the flotation of the loan, which will be
Introduced by Mr, Connelly, follows:
"To authorize tho creation of a loan or
loans by the city of Philadelphia In the
sum or six million (6.000,000) dollar?, to
be used toward tha construction of a sub
way railway In Broad street, from League
Island to Olney avenue, with the neces
sary branch lines northeast and north
west from Broad street, and tho con
struction of an eleyated railway, front
Front and Arch streets to Rhawn street.
"Section 1. The Select and Common
Councils of the City of Philadelphia do
ordain, That the Mayor, City Controller
and City Solicitor, or any two of them
bo and are hereby authorized to borrow,
at such time and In such, proportions as
Concluded on Pate Two, Column Six
Painter Falls Through Skylight
A sudden misstep by Daniel Michael
aon, of 3531 North Howard street, as he
was painting near a skylight on a build
ing at 701 North 13th street, today dropped
him through the glass to a floor 20 feet
below. Ho was' picked up. unconscious by
fellow workmen and taken to St. Jo
seph's Hospital, where' it was said his
skull was fractured
The Kenslngtonian Uaysj;
flughii MeQovern hat ! At auto
tjio&lls aKd bought a- horn.
MRS. CARMAN GETS
HEAVY SETBACK WHEN
NEGRO MAID TESTIFIES
Celia Coleman, Witness for
Prosection, Avers At
tempt Was Made to Bribe
Her and That Accused
Said "I've Shot Him."
MINEOLA, N T May 6.-The State hit
home with crushing force today In tho
Carman murder trial. The Sta(e's star
witness, Cella Coleman, swore that last
December, months oftcr tho first trial of
tho wife of tho Frceport physician for
murder, an attempt was made to bribe
her testimony In favor of Mrs. Carman.
This sworn statement of tho negro maid
fell Hko a bombshell In the Carman camp.
The beautiful defendant showed she was
hard hit for tha first lime since sho has
been accused of tho murder of Mrs. Lou
ise Bailey. Her fnco paled until It was
as white ns chalk. Sho nervously clenched
and unclenched her hands nnd beat n
tattoo on tho railing of the Jury box. Her
husband, sister, father and daughter sat
IN SIX MINUTES
with blanched faces, seemingly stunned
Attorney Levy, Mrs Carman's chief
counsel, appeared thunderstruck with the
testimony. He hurriedly held a whispered
conference with his colleagues before he
cross-questioned tho maid.
Tho girl's bribery charge was only one
of the blows suffered by the defense to
day. Another was dealt It by George
Toomey, tho Coleman glrl'B cousin. He
testified that two days after the murder,
before the Coroner's inquest, Cella called
on him and told him what she later re
lated on the witness stand In the murder
trial of seeing Mrs Carman coming Into
the kitchen with a revolver and explain
ing "1'vo Bhot him."
Toomey's testimony was produced by
the State to prove that the girl was tell
ing tho truth. Toomey was still on tho
stand, being cross-examined, when court
adjourned for luncheon.
Cella Coleman's startling' charge of
Concluded on Pate Two, jTJslumn Four
BANKER NEAR DEATH
FROM PISTOL SHOT
Police Scent Attempt at Sui
cide, While Friends Incline to
Theory of Accident.
William M. Trexler, Jr., receiving tel
ler of the Industrial Trust, Title and Sav
ings Company, 1M0-63 North Front street,
is In a critical condition at St. Mary's
Hospital with a bullet wound lu his
mouth. The police say the man attempted
suicide, but It Is possible that he tripped,
causing the accidental discharge of the
Officials of the trust company say
Trexler"a accounts balance to the cent.
They were checked up last week by bank
examiners and found all right, A hur
ried investigation was made by the bank
officials after tho shooting, and a state
mtnt was Issued that there was nothing
wrong with Trexler's books.
Trexler's wife, Mrs. Daisy Trexler: his
mother and her mother reached the hos.
pltal together. They had been Informed
that Trexler had been taken violently
Concluded on Page Two. Column Two
LOST AND FOUND
liOST-On Friday, a badge of the Fire Inur
anca Patrol. It contains Ibe word aurseon
and the name of Dr. J. Chalmers Da. Coata.
If th Under will return tbla badga to Or.
Da. Coala. at SOU Walnut at., ha will m.
celva a reward
LOST On Tueaday afternoon. In Gimbals or
from aimbela. on Market at., to Yellow
Tradlnt Stamp atora. .lady's unall opan.fac
told watch and detachable bracelet. Liberal
r. ard lttW E Tloya at
LOST Small silver math bar on Rout 33 Uon
day morning-, marked ' II. Q Lana, 1911, '
lonUlnlnt mone-. ITS! Memorial ave. Phosa
Belmont -oOlt D lie ward
LOST Tuesday. May 4. In Lit Bros, store,
pocketbook containing amall -ohauxe and
valuable roaary. beads. If found return to
U 17- Ldtr Qnl-- ,
LOST Mosalepln7jn Qermantowh, or on car.
muCK . up v..o un.it. a... ma.
containing money, tttli t ",
LOfT Airedale, antwer to name, of Hex. lid
L03T-51AJIOND PIN WITH P.UDY, J1Q
CHti lttuHtef 4d- Fast II sad if
ARMENTIERES SHELLED BY GERMANS
PAHIS, May (3. The Grrmrins have bombarded Armentlereff,
.In iioithein Finncc, with their long--inngc guns. Poperlnghe wns
nHo sheik tl. Duilng the bombnulment of Armentlcies shells fell lii
Hourillu&i n stibuib, wiecklnjr tho chmch of Stc. Annsttislrt nud
killing n pi lest, who wns saying mass,
PESSIMISM IN AUSTRIA OVER ITALY'S ATTITUDE
HOME, May G. The Rome newspapots nil ngree that nn Import
ant nmiuunccmcnt regnrdhig Italy's policy mny be mnde nt any time.
Tlicic is n feeling of the most Intense pessimism In Gennnn nnd
Atistilnn chclcs, whcic, It Is stated, the lntest negotiations seem to
have been halted. Two hunched Germans, among them some of the
lcadots of the colony, left here Inst aight for Betllii via Swltzeilaud.
MOTHER RECEIVES MURDER THREAT AT CHILD'S COFFIN
NEW YORK, May G. A threat to nutrder another child on the
East Side wns contained In nn anonymous letter received today by
Mrs.. John Murray, mother of four-yenr-old Charlie Murray, who was
slabhcd to death a few days ngo. Tho mother was standing by the
coffin containing her boy's body ns sho was given the letter, She
Kci earned and fainted ns she read It.
ASOUITH ADMITS ENORMOUS LOSSES AT DARDANELLES
LONDON, May 6. Admission that the operations ngninst t''i
Dnrdnnelles fortifications are costing enormously In lives wns mnde
In the House of Commons this evening by Premier Asqulth. He
rleclaied, however, that the operations were proceeding in n most
batlsfaetory manner. The naval and military forces are co-operatlug
magnificently, he said, and the officers and men are showing unsur
passed courage and ikill.
U. S. PEACE COMMISSION PROPOSED FOR MEXICO
"WASHINGTON, May G. President Wilson today was advised to send
a commission to Mexico to testoie peace. This recommendation was mads
by Dr. .1. A. Ochsner, of Chicago, who declared that Mexico would face
starvation within a year unless tho fighting be ended soon. President Wil
son took the proposal under advisement.
RUSSIANS ABANDON JASLO, IN GALICIA
BERLIN, Mny I'. Press dispatches from German headquarters state
that the Russian army 'in western Gallcla has evacuated Jaslo, northeast of
Gorlice. The Austro-German forces nre pressing on from the latter town
to take Jaslo.
ot , JfuiloJf confirmed,
of" miles eastward and
Cracow. Jaslo Is an Important mld-ljallcuin railroad centre and Is strate
gically important in relation to Dukla Pass .'directly south.
MT. LASSEN ERUPTS FOR 9 1ST TIME IN TWO YEARS
REDDING, Cal., May 6. Tho volcano Mount Iiassen Is In eruption again
for the 01st time in two years.
HOUSING BILL INTRODUCED IN SENATE
HARRISBURG, May 6. The new housing bill, prepared by Attorney Gen
eral Brown, was Introduced In the Senate today by Senator Owen B. Jen
kins, of Philadelphia. )
CHINESE GROW UGLY AT RUMORS OF SETTLEMENT
PDKIN, May 6. Several antl -Japanese demonstrations occurred here to
day, but they were immediately checked. Sentiment against tho Govern
ment Is Increasing ns a result of reports that no resistance will be mads
to Japanese troops if they seize Chinese territory and that President Yuan
Shi Kal will grant all of Japan's demands.
FRENCH SEIZE SHIP FLYING DUTCH FLAG
MARSEILLES, May 6. The French authorities today Beizcd the ste4rn-,
ship Magrab, which arrived from Alexandria, and dismantled her. Tho Magrab
Is owned by a German firm, but flew tho Dutch flag.
SAILOR'S GRIEF-STRICKEN SWEETHEART DYING
Mamie Burns, 20 years old, 2652 North 3d street, who twice tried to com
mit suicide after the death of her sweetheart, is dying today In tho Episcopal
Hospital, as a result of the second attempt. Early this morninc her parents
were called to her bedside. Physicians said she could not survive the effocta
of polaon which she took two weeks ago. Miss Burns, a beautiful slrl. was
engaged to be married this month to a sailor in the United States navy. He
was killed during target practice near Cuba about one year ago. On July
4, last year, the girl tried to kill herself with gas. She hasbeen despondent
almost constantly since her sweetheart's death. It Is said by tho police.
GALICIAN GAINS EXAGGERATED, GERMAN AGENCY ADMITS
AMSTERDAM, May 6. German newspapers today printed a statement
from the Wolff Bureau, the principal news agency In Germany, saying that
unauthorized persons had circulated misleading reports In Berlin relative to
the victory In western Gallcla, exaggerating the number of prisoners taken.
The Wolff Bureau disclaims any responsibility for tho reports, saying' that
steps aro being taken against those responsible for tho hoax.
SPANISH STEAMSHIP ON THE ROCKS
PLYMOUTH, England, May 6. The Spanish steamship Jose Dearamhu.
of 2338 tons gross, struck Rummelstone rocks at Lands End today and was
wrecked. Tho crew escaped.
ATTACHE TO TAKE DEPOSITIONS IN GULFLIGHT CASE
DEVONPORT, England. May 6. Ueutenunt J. H. Towers, a military at
tache of the American Embassy, left hero today for the SclUy Islands to
take the sworn depositions of officers of the American oil' steamer Gulfllgbt.
believed to havo been attacked by a German submarine.
WASHINGTON RECORDS DISTINCT EARTH SHOCKS
WASHINGTON, May . Earth tremors of mKte intensity, begin
ning at 7i25 thlB morning and lasting until 7:40, -ttfPfecorded b4y the George
town University seismograph, Father Torondorf, the astronomer In charge,
reported. Tha disturbance was estimated to be about 1800 miles from
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BHNNESOTA ARRIVES. AT LEAGUE ISLAND
The battleship Minnesota arrived at the Philadelphia Nay Tart today.
The dreadnought came from the Southern drill grounds, at Hampton, .Roads.
She will be given a complete general overhaujlng. The vessel is one of the
few of Uncle .gam's larger ships that will not take part In the naval rvlew
at N8W "Xork. The battleship Vermont, ' bpun,d f,or New York. acceoipaoUd
the Minnesota to the Delaware capes.
vARCHBISHOP QUIQLEY 5JAY RECOVER
WASHINGTON. May 6. Rt.' Rev. James Edward Qulfly, tuvhUsfes Jt
Chicago, who Is seriously III with heart trouble In fiorjetw UiUvrmtty
Hospital, today was reported to be better. It was MtA Jt hoeHsU
that he had a restful night and nls chances fpf r$cxvy ww "wr
marks an Austro-German advance ot
brings' the Teutb'nswYtlMn' 60 miles', ot