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Unsettled Tonight and Tuesday.
Full Report Pago Two.
WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 3, 1915.
PRICE ONE CENT.
ATTACKS ON TWO AMERICAN VESSELS
STIR U. S. OFFICIALS HERE TO ACTION
AID OF BARNES,
IS T. R. COUP
Q. 0. P. Leader Replied Demo
' orats "Could Pull Own Chest
nuts Out of Fire."
EX-REPORTER MAKES CHARGE
Plaintiff in Suit Said Hughes
"Cared More for Conscience
Than Votes," is Claim.
STRCI"ST:, May 3. That "Boss"
Murphy naked 'W illiam Fames', aid
to dtfeat tho Blauvelt direct primary ;
bill, enacted during Governor Dlx's ad
ministration, and Barnps said he would
'let the Democrats pull their own chest
nuts out of the Are,' was the testimony
produced today by the defense In the
Barnes-Roosevelt libel trial.
The testimony that of a former
newspaper correspondent was one of
three biff surprises sprung- by the
Roosevelt side today.
Another correspondent told how
Barnes was disgusted with Governor
Hughes for favoring the anti-race
track bill and that Barnea bald he
and Hu&hgjucovfd, not aerooVlb.exau.x.
Hughes oared "more for his con
science than votes.
Tho third coup of the defense was
reduction of a big batch of corre
spondence between SenatorPlait, tho I
"easy boss" and Barnes. T6no of the t
letters was read before the morning
recess, but they were said to promise
revelations of tocret history of political
relations between Barnes ana nan.
The three, surnrises followed two
drearv hours of floundering through
technical, intricate mazes of printing
contracts at Albany.
The courtroom was electrified when
Benator Piatt's son Edward produced
tho new batch of Barnes-Piatt letters.
Justice Andrews ordered that those
pertinent be sorted out.
Walter T. Arndt, of New York, for
mer newspaper leporter, said Barnes
told him of Murphj's request for a
'Xammany-Republican alliance to beat
the direct primary bill.
"Mr. Barnes said he received a mes
oage from Mr. .Murphy, or from Tam
many Hall (I think ho said Murphy),"
"He said Murphy sent word the direct
primary bill was likely to pass unless
the Republicans cast their votes with
the Tammany men. He sold Murphy
stated that the up-State men who had
made trouble In tho Shechan election
case were likely to favor the primary
bill, and that the opponents of it ought
"The substance of the conversation
was that ho wanted Mr. Barnes to help
defeat tho legislation. Mr. Barnes said
that was Murphy's own business; that
tho Democrats wete in the majorit una
should solve their own difficulties, and
that he would not thaw any Democratic
chestnuts out of the lire."
Maj. J. J Dickinson, of Washington,
another former newspaper man, told of
another conversation with Barnes re
garding tho ant. -i ace track bill and
that Barnes said that Governor Hughes
told Barnes the race track legislation
was a matter of conscience with him.
No Ground to Stand.
"Mr. Barnes -alil lie told the gov
ernor 'Well, if it's conscience you
are thinking ubout and not votes
there's no ground upon which we can
stand,' " Dickinson testified. Ho also
said Barnes, told him lie induced Sen
ator Griitlan to switch and vote
against the bill.
Former Senator Howard Bayno,
chairman of the Bayne committee
which leported m the Albany pi lilt
ing and Vite conditions, ai rlvc.l hero
today In response to a Roosevelt sub
poenae. Michael DoIhii, of the Algus Printing
t'ompaio , was recalled to open the
week's testimony reg.iidlng the 'print
Tho Roosevelt counsel had difficulty
la proving bv Dolan except roughly,
the costs and profit on the Argus coni
panv's city printing coiitiacts
Fresh fuel was udi ed to the political
flames ot me trim upon mo opening 01
its third week toda lach side has
added to Its list of prospective wit
nesses, upsetting all plans for comple
tion of the case
Instead of listing today, as had been
filanned, the Roo-ovelt attorneys doubt
f they cin complete their testimony
before Wednesday Th's promises,
however, to be 'Humes' week," with
the plaintiff hlmrelt going on the stand
immediately upon conc'usion of the
The advance gcard of Barnes' wit
nesses began to arrive toda
Frank Piatt, son of the former "easy
boes ' is here, with a bg batch of his
father' letters, Mibpoenaod by the de
fense which were not piesonted by tho
Barnes fide during f'olonel Roosevelt's
Moie political bersatiotih vv lien Barnes
takes the stand were predicted today It
was said he wou.d piodme letters and
recite conveisatioi. with Roosevelt le
gardlng polltuiil sentiments and legisla
tive efforts of the foinier governor and
1'resldent trkich have never before been
One Juror Insists
On Death Penalty
Eleven Men Favor Acquittal
Colorado Labor Leader,
Charged With Murder.
TRINIDAD. Cof.. May 3.1-Elevcn to
ono for acquittal, with the lono one
standing steadfastly for tho death pen
alty, was tho situation shortly before
noon today in the Jury which has con
sidered the case of John R. Lawson,
Jabor leader, charged with murder, since
A verdict Is not expected before this
MRS. CARMAN COOL,
HELPS SELECT JURY
Her Second Trial on Murder
Charge Attracts Big Crowd
to Mineola Courthouse.
MINEOLA. Long Island, May 3.
Coolly and without a trace of emotion,
Mrs. Florence Carman is personally di
recting every move In her second battle
for freedom. .
Stylishly gowned, sho today sat be
side her chief attorney, George M. Levy,
and prompted him In his questioning of
talesmen. Occasionally sho consulted a
notebook which she carried In her
Once she clashed spiritedly with Levy.
After nine talesmen had been examined
and excused Levy indicated he was go
ing to accept Peter Rohrbach, a clerk,
of ScacllfTe, Long Island, Mrs. Carman
reached over and tapped Levy's
A whispered conversation followed. In
which It was apparent the defendant
vehemently argued against accepting
Rohrbach. Dr. Carman, who was sit
ting beside his wife. Joined In the con
ference. Levy wanted the talesman on
the Jury, and after a few minutes won
Mrs. Carman over to his side.
Accepted as Juror.
Rohrbach was accepted as the first
Juror. As he took a seat in the Juiy
box Mrs. Carman turned her cold, blue
oes on him. For several minutes she
stared fixedly at him, tapping at the
same time with her Angers on the rail
of the jury box. She stopped gazing at
him only when the examination of an
other talesman started.
Indications were that great difficulty
would bo experienced in selecting a
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ASKS JITNEY RULES
Wants Proper Regulations and
Surety Bonds From All Driv
Proper regulation of Jitney buses and
the requirement that operators file
Buret v bonds In order that the publlo
may have some recourse In case of ac
cidents was favored by the transporta
tion committee of the Chamber of Cem
merce at Its meeting at noon today
when the new form of transportation
was given consideration
A resolution was passed recommend
ing to the board of directors of the
ohambor to "suggest to the Commis
sioners that proper regulations be
passed to cover tho Jitney bus problem,
and that owing to the possible finan
cial Irresponsibility of Individual own
fn of this type of vehicle that they
be reulred to file with tho proper au
thorities sufficient surety bonds in or
der that the public mav have some re
course In tho case of accidents."
Previous to the passage of the reso
lution, which was Introduced by E. C.
Graham and seconded by W. J. Eynon,
Chairman John Newbold read a number
of letters from cities where tho Jitney
hus service now prevails. The letter
to'd of success and failure of the serv
ice , how the Jitneys have' been legis
lated out of existence in some localities
and what effect the auto service has
had In decreasing the revenue of street
The sense of tho meeting was that tho
Jitne service is already here and Is
certain to Increase in volume of cars
used, and that the sen ice would rrove
a menace if not properly regulated to
safeguard the pedestrian public and the
riding public. The resolution was ununl
English Flier Injured
In Aero Accident Dies
GOSOnT. England, Mav 3. Sergeant
McOudfien. of the aviation corps, d'ed
here todav as the result of his Bleriot
monoplane collapsing Saturda) night
The cperator. Lieut Norman Reld. Is
recovering from his Injuries.
CHANGE fN U. S.
Action Is Expected to Follow
Conference Between Wilson
and Duval West.
MAY RECOGNIZE CARRANZA
Definite Decision to Be Made
Whether to Continue 'Watch
President Wilson will decide this week
whether or not to continue the pol'cy
of "watchful waiting" In Mexico.
On Wednesday or Thursday he ex
pects to confer with Secretary Bryan
on the whole Mexican situation.
Present at the interview will be Duval
West, of San Antonio, Tex., who, for
the last six weeks has been in Mexico
as the President's personal representa
tive and "observer."
Mr. West Is now on his way to Wash
ington. He left by way of Havana.
Reaching Key West, ho will come di
rect to Washington by rail.
Jlr,, West will bring to Washington,
a complete summary of the Mexican
situation from every angle. He has
talked with Carranza, with Villa, and
with Zapata, and Is supposed to know
what each proposes to accomplish.
Likewise, he has discussed the out
look with representatives of the old
clentlflco group, representing the
wealthy element in the republic, and
with the Brazll'an minister in Mexico
City It Is assumed that he Is not
without Information concerning the
views of Amet leans and other foreign
ers In Mexico.
Foi the last two weeks the talk has
been peisistent In Washington that
President Wilson is planning some new
move in the hope of putting an end to
the apparently purposeless warfare
waging In Mexico. I Equally persistent
have been the reports that he has about
made up his mind to abandon the pas
sive policy of "watchful waiting." and,
by throwing the weight of American In
fluence behind one of the factions, seek
a speedier adjustment of affairs.
May Back Carranza.
The fact that Carranza's star seems
ag-nin In the ascendent, together with
certain friendly expressions which have
been let drop by Administration officials
concerning the "First Chief," have
placed a semblance of authority behind
the suggestions that the Government
may decide to espouse the cause of the
the latest expression from Secretary
Brj an, to ne sure, was to the effect
that the United States Government Is
not considering at this time the ques
tion of recognizing any faction in
AMde from the fact that consideration
of this question may at any time bo
taken up, It was suggested today that,
after hearing from Mr. West, the
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John F. Killean and John J. Daly
Accused by Counsel Tag-gart.
WO NOH W T
Two more warrants charging liquor
dealers with violation of the Jones
Works excise law were Issued by As
sistant Corporation Counsel Taggart
today, making a total of twelve sworn
John F. Killean, who conducts a sa
loon at 1314 Wisconsin avenue north
west Is alleged to be v'olatlng the law
because. It Is charged, his place of
business is within 400 feet of the Dum
barton Methodist Church, in Georgo-tow-n
It Is alleged In a warrant for John J
Daly that his saloon Is within 400 feet of
the Central l'n'on Mibslon.
The Informations In both cases read
that the saloons are operated "undpr
the supposed authority of a license from
the KxcUe Board of tho District of
Columbia, which license was and Is null
and void "
Nathaniel Wilson, president of the
Metropol'tan Club, for whom a war
rant was Issued on Satuiday, has noti
fied the corporation counsel's office that
he will appear without further notifica
tion. The other defendants will be no
tified to appear la cowl
U. S. Warning to Germany
On February 11, a week after Germany had
declared the waters around Great Britain would be
regarded as a "war zone" beginning February 18,
the United States Government made public a note
to Germany, which contained the following warn
ing: "If the commanders of German vessels of war should
act upon the presumption that the flag of the UnjlQd States
was not being used in good faith and should destroy on the
high seas an American vessel or the lives of American citi
zens, it would be difficult for the Government of the
United States to view the act in any other light than as an
indefensible violation of neutral rights which it would be
very hard, indeed, to reconcile with the friendly relations
now so happily subsisting between the two governments.
"If such a deplorable situation should arise the im
perial German government can readily appreciate that the
Government of the United States would be constrained to
hold the imperial German government to a strict account
ability for such acts of their naval authorities and to take
any steps it might be necessary to take to safeguard Ameri
can lives and property, and to secure to American citizens
the full enjoyment of their acknowledged rights on the
Great Victory Claimed
By Germansjn Galicia
"Entire Russian-Front-Everywhere Pierced and Is
Crushed With Heavy Losses," Berlin Says in
BERLIN, May 3 (via wireless to Lon-1
don) The German war ofllce today an
nounced a sweeping victory over th
Russians In western Gailcla. In an offi
cial statement the war ofllce said:
"yesterday the Austro-German forces
everywhere pierced and crushed the en
tire Russian front In western Gailcla
with very heavy losses for the enemy."
Czar Admits Invasion
Near Baltic Is Serious,
Warships in Gulf of Riga
PETROGRAD, May 3. For the first
time, the Russian war office admits to
day that the German expedition toward
the Russian Baltic provinces is serious.
It is stated that the Germans are co
operating by land and sea.
Detachments of the Germany cavalry,
supported by an automobile contingent
and mounted Infantry, are overrunning
the Shavll region. Patrols of the enemy
have been reported near Libau and a
squadron of German torpedo craft is
operating along tho Russian Baltic
coast and has penetrated the Gulf of
Grand Duke Nicholas has sent a
strong force of Russians to check the
German advance, which Is believed here
to have the two-fold object of cutting
off the lines of communication toward
Warsaw preliminary to another assault
on the Russian positions along the Vis
tula and its tributaries, and secondly,
the devastation of the rich Baltic
provinces in retaliation for the Rus
sian raids into East Prussia.
Regarding the stories fathered by
Germans that the Russians' were at tho
end of their resources. Minister of
War Sukhomllnoff declared today that
in addition to the millions of Russians
now In the field, there are as many
more in the base depots of Siberia In
"Wo already have 600.000 prisoners of
war," he said, "and that number is
being constantly added to. Tho ma
jority of them are Austrian and Hun
garians. Hundreds of trains laden with
prisoners are constantly coming Into
Russian territory. Before long Em
peror Franz Joseph will have more of
his suDjects prisoners of war In Russia
than he has In active service In Aus
tria." British and German
Mosquito Fleets Are
Out in Full Strength
LONDON, May 3. The sinking of the
British destroyer Recruit In the North
Sea off the Holland coast, followed
by the sinking of two German torpedo
boats Saturday, Is expected to be fol
lowed by more engagemsnts of this
Both navies now have their "mos
quito fleets ' out from their bases In
The Germans were compelled to keep
all of their small craft In h.irbor bases
during the winter because of the rougn
weather, and only the British destroy
er class built especially for the rougn
waters of the North Sea has been crtils
Ing up to this time. But the weather
Is now Ideal for cruising, and both
belligerents have all their small vm-
sels on scout duty, while It Is reported
that the main German fleet has been
sighted cruising oft Helgoland.
There, has been a significant realign
ment of the British battle fleet during
the last ten days, and officials at tho
admiralty say the possibility of real
fighting is constantly improving. It
Is not expected that the two great
fleets will clash, but there Is bound
to be more or less fighting between
the rival squadrons of destroyers,
armed trawlers, and light cruisers, all
of which are now on sea duty.
French and British light cruisers or
the Arethusa type are reported In the
North Sea near the Belgian coast,
where a flotilla of thirty-knot German
light cruisers has been reported. These
may clash at any time.
The majorlt of the officers and
crew of the destroyer recruit were
saved, as were moit of tho German
crews of the two torpedo boats sunk.
The commander of one of the German
craft is reported to have shot himself
when taken prisoner.
ALLIES ADMIT LOSING
HEAVILY AT STRAITS
LONDON. May 3. That the allied
troops arc losing even more heavily
than had been feared in the operations
to aid the fleet in reducing the defenses
of the Dardanelles Is admitted at the
war office today. But emphatic denial
Is made of the Turco-German claims
that the expedition is facing annihila
tion. So far as the retirement of the French
expedition from the Asiatic side of the
straits Is concerned, an official state
ment explains that it was ordered to
The French troops who were put
ashore about Kum Kaleh had Instruc
tions to maintain their positions only
under the guns of the floet, officials
say, and not to attempt an advance, as
the Turks were very strongly Intrenched
all along this point, and to drive them
out would be too costly an operation.
It Is now understood that the French,
aided by a detachment of British forces,
have landed further "to the south at
Gheyikll. a dispatch to tho Dally Mall
fays, and they are now Intrenching un
der cover of tho guns of French war
ships. Tho fleet is continuing 'ts bombard
ment of the Daidanelles forts, and has
succeeded In materially reduc ng the
fire of several of them
Vhe Turks continue to operate their
mobile batteries nt many points, which
has made the work of tho mine sweep
ers almost lmiosslble.
British Inflict Heavy
Casualties on Germans
LONDON. May 3 -Sir John French
reported to the war office today that In
a scries of night attacks by the Ger
mans on Saturday night on the British
positions near St Julien and about Hill
0, heavj cisimltleb were Inflicted on
i ne ,m-"'i lost no ground, although
"- aspnyxiaung gas.
GERARD TO LEARN OF
Cushing Attack and Torpedoing of Gulflight
Frankly Bring Anxiety Over Interna
tional Relations With Kaiser's Govern
mentApprehension GrowsOver Warn
ings to Lusitania.
Government officials awaited with anxiety today an
official report on the torpedoing by a German submarine of
the American oil-carrying steamer Gulflight off the Scilly
Islands and the consequent deaths of three or more of those
on the vessel.
President Wilson returned to Washington this morn
ing and immediately got into touch with the State Depart
ment and in the course of the day is expected to confer
with Secretary of State Bryan and other officials.
The peril of strained diplomatic relations or worse
looms up large and the question is whispered in high circles
whether the Berlin government wants to add one more to
her list of enemies at arms.
, . The gravity of the case-is conceded. - - .--.
The course of the United States will not be announced
until full official information is obtained as to the manner
in which the Gulflight was torpedoed.
Secretary Bryan refused to discuss the affair, but man
ifested unusual interest in it. He is awaiting a report from
the nearest consular official, but if none is promptly re
ceived he will cable to Ambassador Page or some other dip
lomatic or consular official for the facts.
It is expected that a vigorous protest and demand for
reparation will be sent to Berlin should the official version
of the torpedoing of the Gulflight bear out the news dis
patches. PROTEST CUSHING ATTACK.
BANK CONTEST UP
Feedral Board Takes Up First
of Half Dozen Complaints
The Federal Reserve Boar dtoday be
gan ormal consideration of the Baltimore-Richmond
contest for the Fifth
district reserve bank, which was located
at Richmond by the organization com
mittee. This is the first of a half dozen con
tests to be formally considered bj the
No decision was reached, but it Is un
derstood the board will hand down Its
opinion ono day this week.
Secretary of the Treasury McAdc.o
was not at the meeting today, but
Comptroller ot the Currency William
Baltimore, In its petition, protesting
against the findings of tho organization
committee, asks that Secretary Mc
Adoo and Mr. Williams retire from the
board when Its contest comes up ior
Secretary Daniels Back
From Visit to Fleet
Secretary Daniels returned this morn
ing from a trip to Hampton Roads,
where be visited the Atlantic tle"t and
conferred with Admiral Fletcher and
We went to see target practice, but n
fog interfered. Ycstciday he visited
German Taube Over
Dover, Is Driven Off
LONDON. May 3 German taube
flew over Dover todav, hut was driven
off without Inflicting an.v damage or
dropping any bombs
Suicide in Office.
SI'RINGFIKI.D, 111. Mav 3 -Superintendent
Charles Kane, of the llllno h
State employment agency, wps found
dead In his office early toda from a
bullet wound In his head. A revolver
was found at hla side Indications
point to suicide.
The State Department seemed as much
perturbed concerning the American
steamship Cushing, which was damaged
b a German aviator off the Dutch
coast last Thursday.
The Cu8hing's name appeared so plain
ly on Its side and so conspicuous were
tho marks of its nationality. It wa
said, that the attack Is regarded, it is
tacitly admitted, almost as a hostile act
against the Fnlted Sates.
The State Department today instruct
ed Ambassador Gerard, Berlin, to ad via a
the German foreign office of a German
aviator's attack and Minister Van Dyke,
at The Hague, was called on to get
every possible detail from the consul
For the torpedoing of the Gulflight,
which was on Its way to the French
port of Rouen with an oil cargo, tho
Germans may claim Justification as
wishing to destroy, as a means of pre
venting It from reaching the enemyv.
but it is deemed no excuse can ber,
made for the vessel's destruction under
circumstances responsible for the loss
ot three American lives.
While oil is contraband in the Ger
man list, irom the American stand
point this Is not the real point in the
It was the business of the submarine
commnnder to visit the American
steamer, to find out what she was
carrying, which ho seems not to have
done, and it was likewise his business
to give the crew a chance to escape.
No Warning Given.
Instead oi that, tho vessel and those
on bonid were sent to doom without
warning. Krom the American stand
point, oxpressed In Its note to Germany
on the war zone decree and constant!
adhered to throughout the war, such a
course is indefensible.
In ths Frve case the commander In
sisted the Krye was caroing contra
band to a fortified place and was liable
to destruction, but he was careful lot
to expose the crew ot the Amciicin
ship to death. In the case of tho Gulf
light it was only through the Inter
vention of a British pitrol boat that
an of those on bo.inl were saved.
Such Is the gravitj of the case that
President Wilson Is expected to handle
it pei'Honallv, with the aid and advice
of I'ouiuelor Lansing and other Stato
The case would be grave enough if it
But it Is the culmination of a series
of incidents which Indicate that no one
can foretell to what limits the German
submar ne commanders, backed by the
German government, will go In reck
less disregard of the rights of neutials.
The ninking of the Gu flight coni63
clut-e on the heels of the attack bv air
hoinhs on the oil ship Cushing. the pub
ll"Hton of a notlre In American news
papers by tho German embassy wart
In Americans to keep off BrlUah v-