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VOL LVIH. NO. 126
NORWICH,. -CONN FRIDAY, MAY .26, ,1916
PRICE TWO CENTS
TEN PAGES 80 COLUMNS
The Bulletin's Circulation in Norwich jufcls T hat of Any Other aper, and Its Total ' Circulation ;' is the J Largest ih'Xohhecticut ;.ih Proportion' :to the City's Population.
Germans Are Keeping Up Unprecedented Bombard
. ments and Vicious Infantry Attacks
FRENCH REPLYING TO GERMANS SHOT FOR SHOT
Teutons Have Made Another Gain, Occupying French
Trenches to the Southwest, of Fort Douaumont North
' west of Verdun the Germans Have Increased Their Ar
tillery Fire, Around Hill 304, Probably in Preparation
for Another Infantry Attack for Possession of Vantage
Point Rome Reports the Repulse of Austrians in the
Region Southeast of Trent and Across the Border In
Italy Petrograd Reports a Junction of Russian Troops
With the, British Forces in
The battle of Verdun continues un
abated. On both sides of the Meuse
river, northeast and northwest of the
fortress, the Germans are keeping up
their unprecedented bombardments
and vicious infantry attacks, while the
French are replying to die German
guns virtually shot for shot and under
a -withering fire holding the Germans
at almost every point.
One more gain, however, has been
made by the Germans. After recap
turing Fort Douaumont and taking
trenches south and southwest of the
fort, the Germans to the west have oc
cupied a section of French trenches
following a series of attacks, in all of
which tliey were repulsed with heavy
losses except the one where they pene
trated the French lines.
Around Douaumont a heavy artillery
"duel is In progress, and northwest of
Verdun the Germans have , increased
their artillery fire against tin French
on ' Hill- 304, probably preparatory to
another infantry attack for possession
of this much-fought-for vantage point.
A German attack against the Rus
sians west of Dalen Island gave them
momentarily ilia possession of a Rus-
dian advanced trench, a, counter-attack
by -the Russians dislodging the in
vaders.) An attempt by the -Teutons
to advance against the Russians north
80,118 NAMES ON ROSTER FOR
BOSTON PREPAREDNESS PARADE
Include Delegations from Nearly Every
Branch of Civil Life.
Boston, May 25. Indications that
Marly 100,000 persons would march In
the civilian preparedness parade to be
held here on Saturday multiplied with
very mall today. Although the lists
were supposed to close last night, en
rollments continued to arrive aug
menting the 80,118 names formally on
the roster. -
The list of marchers Includes dele
gations from nearly every branch of
civil life and from some semi-mllrtary
bodies, and will represent several
places 'outside this city and state.
Women will appear prominently in the
ranks. The state's delegation to con
gress : will be largely in line, as will
th governor's council and the legisla
ture, Municipal employes will occuipj
an entire division. The heads of other
city departments, including Nashua,
N. H, will march here.
Ttue route of the parade will b
through the business district. It will
b ereviewed at the " statehouse by
Major General Leonard "Wood, U. 81 A,
commanding the department of the
east, and by Governor MeCall, and at
the city hall by Mayor Curley.
GIFT OF $100,000 BY
E. B, ATWOOD OF 8TONINQTON
For the Purpose of Assisting Deserving
Youths to Obtain an Education.
Stonlngton, Conn. May 15. Sugene
B. Atwood of this town, one of the
owners of the Atwood Machine com
pany. announced his gift of a fund of
ilOO.000 for the purpose of assisting
any deserving toy or gin to ootain a
professional or business education. The
announcement was made through State
Attorney C. Radial Hull, of New Lon
don, who with hla son. Attorney C.
Hadlal Hull, will act as trustees and
managers of the money which will be
knows as the Sugene Atwood fund. It
Is not restricted In any way and will
do available in the fall
FINED 18 AND COSTS,
For Rioting In Reotory of a Church at
Bridgeport, Conn, Mar 88. Thirteen
women, arrested for rioting In the reo
tory of the Church of Saunta Cyril and
Methodius were fined SB and costs in
eity oourt today. Judge F. A. Eartlett
warned the women that they must
settle peaceably their differences withe
in the onurch.
TO MAINTAIN DISCIPLINE
TO FRIVOLOUS PLEASURES
General Conference of M. E. Churoh
Saratoga Springe. N. Y., May M.
The penalty of expulsion contained In
paragraph 171 of the discipline of the
Methodist Episcopal church for the
members who play cards, dance, at
tend the theatre or engage in other
simitar amusements, will remain In
sneer tor anoiner rour years at least.
as the result of action taken today by
the general conference. An attempt.
which, was led by Chancellor James
Day, , or Syracuse University, to se
cure the removal the prohibition.
failed by a vote of 484 to 80. The
figures are almost identical with those
of four years ago, when a similar pro
dsal Wit defeated.
the Region of Kut-el-Amara.
of Olyka station, southeast of Lutsk,
was repulsed by the Russians.
In the region southeast of Trent
and across the border in Italy, "Rome
reports the repulse of 'Austrian attacks
and the throwing back of the attack
ers in disorder. In the Astico-Rosina
region the Italians are replying ef
fectively to the bombardment of the
Austrians. In the Ausigo-Sugana vai
ley district ttoe situation is unchanged
Petrograd reports a junction of R-us
sian troops with tM British forces in
the reeion of Kut-el-Amara. The Rus
sians came from the region of Ker
manshah and Kasr-i-Shirin, in Per
sia, northeast of Bagdad. This an
nouncement probably refers to the
force of Cossacks which was officially
reported several days ago from Ion
dor. to have Joined the British.
In connection with the fighting near
re Persian front, Constantinople re
ports that the Turks have stopped the
advance of the Russians in the region
of Kasrh-i-Shirin and also defeated
Russian detachments at -Sulaminish,
ncrth of Kasrh-i-Shirin.
Unofficial advices from Athens ay
that a heavy bombardment and in
fantry ' engagements have taken place
from Doiran to G4evgeli, on the Mace
dor.lan front, and that entente allies
have dropped bombs on several towns
in Serbia held toy the Teutonic allies.
CATHOLIC CLERGYMEN DENY
CHARGES OF MAYOR MITCHEL
That They Were in a Conspiracy to
Discredit City Administration.
New York.' !Vay 25. Roman Catho
lie clergymen whose telephone wires
were tapped during the investigation
of charitable institutions took the
witness stand today before the legis
lative committee headed by Senator
George F. Thompson and flatly denied
the charges of Mayor MItchel that
they were involved In a conspiracy to
discredit the city ' administration
through attacks upon the department
that the mayor played a prominent
part In a conspiracy designed to dis
credit the administration of Catholic
orphanages. The priests aserted that
after discovering their telephones had
been tapped they deliberately planned
to trap the mayor by pre-arranged
conversations and that they were suc
cessful in their purpose. While ad
mitting certain parts of the over
heard conversations which were read
to the committe- yesterday by Mr.
Mitchel, the witnesses protested that
his account of these talks was, in the
main, accurate. They contended that
the language used, much of which was
un grammatical, was not theirs.
Whatever was said in the conver
sations about spiriting witnesses out
of the city to prevent them from ap
pearing before the charities investi
gating - committee was deliberately
planned to delude the mayor and his
associates with the end in view of
oro-ving that their telephones ' bad
been tapped, they declared. The
clergymen contended that all they
sought for the institutions In which
they were Interested was "a square
deal" which had not been given them.
The wlttnesses, who appeared today
were Monslgnor John J. Dusn, Mon
tienor Luke J. Evers, Rev. William B,
Farrell and Rev. Joseph P. Dlneen.
JAIL SENTENCES FOR
ALLEGED LEADERS OF RIOT
Six Others Were Fined $20 and Costs
Eaoh In Anaonia.
Ansonia, Conn., May 25. Two alleged
leaders in the strike riot at tie plant
of the Ansonia Manufacturing . com
pany last week were today given loll
sentences and fines; she others were
fined 920 and costs each, and another
man wan allowed to ro free.
fiam Hoopla and Michael Sehmotclcy
were the ones went to Jail. They win
serve a term of rour months in addi
tion to paying a fine of 925 each.
A KENTUCKY FEUD BROKE
OUT IN GENERAL BATTLE.
Has Been Dormant Some Time-
One Man Killed, Two Men Wounded.
" Lexington, Ky., May 26. The Kim
bell-Lacy feud in Wayne county.
which haa been. lying dormant for
some time, broke out today and In a
genera battle, June Klmbell was kill
ed and Calvin and George Lacey bad
ly wounded-juccording to word received
here.- It was not reported how many
took part to the battle.
Cobbler Killed In His Shop.
Lonsdale. B. I, May 25. Henry S.
Briggs, an aged cobbler, was found
dead in bis shop today, the victim ap
parently of an -attack by robbers. He
was known to carry considerable
money, which was missing when the
police -searched tee tooaj .:
, cabled Paragraphs
Temps Opposed to Peace Negotiations
Paris, May ' 23, 7.30 a. m. The
Temps in an editorial today again goes
on record as not favoring' any idea
of peace negotiations. "It seems,
says the Temps, "that President "Wil
son thinks his refusal to pass judg
ment gives him a right to .intervene.
To have tolerated the violation of the
neutrality of Belgium does not create
for him the right to participate in
the restoration of Belgium.
Crown for M. Venizelos.
Paris. Mav 25. 1.1'5 n. in. The 'elec
tors -of Mytilene, the home of former
Premier venizelos, of Greece, have
opened a subscription which has al
ready reached ' the sum of 30,000
drachmas, with the objecf of present
ing to M. Venizelos their deputy in
the Greek chamber, a crown-of gold
set with precious stones, says a Ha-
vas despatch from Athens under date
of May 24.
FLAG DAY PROCLAMATION.
Governor Holcomb Calls Upon AH Citi
zens to Renew Their Allegiance to
This Country. . "
Hartford, Conn- May 25. Gov. Mar
cus H. Holcomb today issued his Flag
day proclamation as follows: '
STATE OF COXiNECTICUT.
By His Excellency,
MARCUS H. HOLCOMB, ,
At a time when the life of the nation
flowed smoothly and men were apt to
forget that liberty and political equal
ity had -been purchased only at a high
price of blood and suffering and main
tained only by the everlasting vigil
ance of men who held them dear, the
legislature set apart a day for the
consideration of the principles out of
vnich ttie nation sprang ana upon
which rests its greatness.
In the present cataclysm in human
affairs, when the old order changeth
and the old standards are shatang -upon
their pedestals, there is lees need of
reverent memories and calm delibera
tion, but there is an infinitely greater
need of a burning faith in the eternal
soundness of those ideals and of a toigh
resolve wmt they shall be maintained
at any cost.
On the fourteenth day of June, then,
which the legislature has designated as
I call upon all citizens of the state.
wheresoever they may have been born
and whatsoever be their condition, to
renew their allegiance to this country
and to consecrate to the maintenance
of tih ethings for which K stands all
ttiat-' they possess of wealth and
strength, of faith and courage. -(SEAL)
Given under my hand and the seal
of the state, at the capitol at Hartford,
this twenty-fifth day of May, in the
year of our Lord one thousand, nine
Hundred ana sixteen, and of the inde
pendence of the United- States the one
hundred and fortieth., .. ...
-- - - MARXTs7if.?itctfjOOM!B.
By His' Excellency's Command:
CHARLES D. BURNES, '
MAJOR MOTON INSTALLED AS
PRINCIPAL OF TUSKEGEE
Will Endeavor to Follow Out the Pol
icy of Late Booker T. Washington
Tuskegee, Ala., May 25. Major
Robert R. Moton, a negro of unmixed
blood, was installed here this after
noon as principal of Tuskegee Insti
tute, rounded by the late Booker T.
Washington for the industrial educa
tion of the negro race.
In his installation address. Maior
aioton indicated he would endeavor to
follow out the policy of Dr., Washing
"While the outlook was never more
hopeful, the negro problem is not yet
solved," said Major Moton. "While
there is great encouragement in the
fact that 70 per cent, of the negro
population can read and write, it ns
not safe to assume that 70 per cent,
or the negroes are fully and trulv edu
cated. Our progress in this country
has been wonderful and we have every
reason ror rejoicing; Dut shirtlessness,
disease, tnemciency and crime are en
tirely too prevalent amone- our Dermis
Color and conduct still count in this
question, but let us remember that
conduct counts more than color."
GREAT CONGRESS OF WOMEN
. OF THE AMERICAS IN 1920
To be Urged by President of General
Federation of Women's Clubs.
New York. May 25 In her annual
address tomorrow before the thirteenth
biennial convention of the General
Federation of Women's Clubs, Mrs.
Percy V. Pennybacker, the president.
will urge the women of the United
States to take the first step in a
struggle for internationalism, by call
ing a great con gres sof the women of
the Americas for 1920. She will re
commend, she said tonight that "under
the proper conditions the United
States government be asked to help
finance such a congress."
The co-ordination of the efforts of
the women of North and South Ameri
ca In behalf -of world peace. Mrs.
Pennybacker beieves, will go far to
ward accomplishing that end. In line
with this idea, Mrs. Pennybacker at
today's session approved the report of
the executive committee, recommend
ing affiliation of the federation with
the national council of women.
GLASS WORKERS STRIKE
AT MERIDEN SETTLED1.
Silver Workers of International Silver
Co. Are Still Out.
Meriden. Conn., May 25. The strike
of the glass workers of the Interna
tional Silver company, - which has
been on since last October was settled
according to an announcement made
by George H. Wilcox, president of the
company.- About 160 are involved:
The strike of the silver workers, af
fecting several thousand workers in
this city and in iWalllngf ord is still un
settled. The glass workers. It was announced
will be putto work as soon as places
for them can be found. They will re
turn on a fifty-five hour a week basis.
The details of the settlement were not
klven out but It was stated that it was
satisfactory to the men and the com
pany. - In heir original demands the
glass workers asked for a nine hour
day-and increase in wages.
Capt. I. R. White. t. &. O, son of
the late Sir George "Wfctte, a field mar
shal in the- (British army, was convictr
ed at Averdare, Wales, of violation of
the defense of the realm act, and en
Cloture Rule on '
Naval Bill Debate
DECIDED UPON BY DEMOCRATIC
DEBATE TO END JUNE 2
All Three of the Administrations Big
Preparedness Measures Moved For
ward Toward Enactment Yesterday.
Washington. Mav 25. Democratic
house leaders prepared today a. rule to
ciose ail aeDate on the - naval appro
priation bill on Friday. June i at 4
p. m. The bill probably will be
called up next Saturday.
ah three or the administration b big
preparedness measures moved for
ward a step toward enactment today.
$150,000,000 For Army.
The army appropriation bilL carrv
ing $150,000,000, was agreed upon by
the house military committee. Secre
tary Baker now is going over the re
organization bill and as - scon as he
makes a report the-president is ex
pected to sign it.
OF THE IRISH QUESTION.
Demonstration of Unity in . House of
Commons With That Object.
London. May 25. 6.55 p. m. The
house of commons has rarely seen a
demonstration of greater unity than
was displayed this afternoon when the
leaders of all factions flocked to the
standard of the prime minister in an
effort to achieve a lasting settlement
of the Irish questton.
This was the more remarkable be
cause a heated and acrimonious de
bate had "been predicted to follow Pre
mier AsquitOi's expected statement re
garding the situation and tlie govern
ment's proposals for a solution of the
problem. Olr. Asquith's speech took
an unexpected turn, for instead of giv
ing details, he made an earnest plea
ror the settlement of the Irish ques
tion by agreement among the contend
ing parties m Ireland and announced
that David Lloyd George had under
taken the delicate task of bringinjr the
hostile factions together.
The premier concluded with an ap
peal that for a time all debate on the
question, botih In hie house of com
mons and outside, toe suspended, in
view of the adverse effect such argu
ment might have on the difficult un
dertaking lacing the government.
The premiers speech was 'heard with
intense Interest by the members and
he had scarcely resumed his, seat when:
John Redmond 'the nationalist leader,
rost and acquiesced in the' premier's
request, adding, with a voice filled witti
emotion, Hiis ardent desire for a solu
tion of the difficulties of his country.
Mr. Redmond was quickly followed
by hie political arch-enemy; Sir Ed
ward Carsop, who tendered his sup
port to the proposition, and by the in
dependent Irish leader, William
O Brien. who did" likewise.
These speeches effectively obliterat
ed party . lines for the moment and
those members who had come pre
pared to attack the government fell In
with '.he leaders and the question was
Giving Sanction, King George la-
sued Message to the Nation. -
Lordon. May 25, 6.30 p. m. The
signature of King George was today
affixed to the military service bill
recently passed by parliament.
In giving the royal sanction to the
bill, Kina George issued the following
message to the nation:
"To enable our country to organize
more effectively Its military resources
in the present great struggle for the
cause of civilization, I have, acting
on the advice of my ministers, deemed
it necessary to enrole every able
bodied man - between the age3 of 18
"I desire to take this opportunity of
expressing to my people my recogni
tion, and appreciation of the splendid
patriotism and self-sacrifice they dis
played in raising by voluntary enlist
ment since the commencement of the
war no less than 5,041,000 men an
effect 'far surpassing that of any oth
er nation in similar circumstances
recorded in history and one which will
be a lasting source of pride to fu
" am confident the magnificent spir
it which has hitherto sustained my
people through the trials of this ter
rible war will inspire them to endure
the additional - sacrifice now imposed
upon them and that it will, with God's
help, lead us and our allies ' to a vic
tory which shall achieve the liberation
INTRODUCED IN SENATE
Would Authorize President Wilson to
-. Propose a Truce.
Washington, May 25. A resolution
requesting the president, unless In
compatible with the public interest, to
suggest to warring nations of Europe
that the United States undertake me
diation, was introduced in the senate
late today by Senator Lewis of Illi
nois, to lie. on the table for discussion
The result would authorize the pres
ident to propose that the belligerents
declare a truce and that each of them
select a neutral country as its repre
sentative on a board of arbitration
thus created; each selected neutral
would name one member of the board
ovr which the president or his repre
sentative would preside as referee,
Under the plan each belligerent would
present its demands or claims to the
board which would be authorized to
arrive at an equitable adjustment.
The resolution recites that it is sug
gested as an expression of the desire
for world peace and not of favoritism
for any of the belligerents. .
Will of 'Robert Hale Ives Goddard,
'Warwick, R. X, May 25 The will of
the late (Robert -Hale Ivea Goddard,
capitalist and manufacturer, was ad
mitted to probate this afternoon by
Judge Barry C Curtis. The bond was
fixed by tha oourt at 33,000,400,. the
largest ever- 'ordered y this tribunal,
to return an inventory of the estate,
the. value of'wfclCh, if Vs -believed, will
exoeedJtfoly suay ,
116 WHO FAILED TO RESPOND
FOR BORDER SERVICE
ordered by president
Guardsmen Are Subjt to Fine, o,
Imprisonment, as the Court May Di- I .
rect, With the Approval of President. I
tit-v.i i, r i a ja I
and sixteen Texas .militiamen who
have failed to respond to the call for
service on the Mexican border will be
courtmartialed by President Wilson.
Fine er Imprisonment.
They will be subject to fines or im
prisonment. as the court may direct.
wiia me approval 01 tne president, i
ocureiarji oaur announces toaay I
that the guardsmen would be tried I
promptly under the Dick law. revers- I
ing a previous aecision to aeiay ac- I
"vu amx kji uci ku.uBcti wilxi Liiw uosts i
U 1 1 .... VJ. V. 1. W VT JLlttJ - UUU ill J
reorganization bilL . The president
bimself will appoint the courtmartial
and Major General Funston has been
instructed to recommend its members,
a majority of whom-must be officers
of the Texas National Guard.
Awaiting Report About New Mexico
and Arizona Guardsmen.
So far no steps have been taken to
ward prosecuting New Mexico and
Arizona guardsmen who, like the Tex-
ans, have failed to "present themselves
tor muster" a further report from
General Funston regarding them is
Statement by Secretary Baker,
Reewtarv T!nteT- fonierht laanoA ti I
.u.mssuuaiitni explaining vno c- i
"" of the war department:
ine uicK ma provides as an or-
fense the failure on tJhe part of men I
or tne national guard to 'present them-
lur luuswr. wnw uaiieu yyon
J 1 11C til COIUIIC X,tJ UU B. Wlir 11 U 11 I
flrAil and siytPAn mpmhora rt tha I
Texas National Guard are reported to 1
have failed to so present themselves. I
under the .Uick till they would be I
guuty or failure to present themselves I
Hereafter Call Will Mean Muster.
"When the pending legislation is
approved and the militia of the states
Is reorganized and federalized there
under, the obligation of the enlisted
men of xhe national guard will be to
preserve constitutions of the United
States and their respective states and
the lawful orders of the president and
the governors of their respective
states. Thereafter when the president
issues a call . to the national guard
the call will of its own force muster
each member of the national guard
into the federal service and it will uo
longer be necessary for the men to
'present' themselves for muster.
"The offense denounced by the Dick
bill therefore will be impossible as it
will not be.- required that the men
should 'present' themselves for mus
ter. Liable to Punishment.
The Dick 'bill, not being repealed
expressly! remains in force. The 11
men in question having taken an oath
to preserve the constitution of the
United States and to obey the lawful
orders of the governor of Texas and
not having yet taken an oath to obey
the president as c6mmander-in-chlef,
ter. They are capable, therefore, of
committing the offense in the Dick
bill and are, therefore, liable to pun
ishment. "I have decided to have the court
martial assembled by command of the
president and have asked General
timston to recommend the memoers
thereof. While 1 shall not prescribe.
snail De inclined to recommend that
tne proceedings be abated in cases
where the men are willing to take the
JUDGE FINED MEN $150;
BUT APPROVED THEIR ACTION
Two Prominent Louisiana Men En
gaged in Prearranged Fist Fight.
Baton Rouge. La., May 25. Adju-
tant General McNees and A. D. Stew-
art, a prominent New Orleans hotel
man, each paid $150 fine in city court
today for their pre-arranged fist fight
on the capitol lawn yesterday, which
they designated as an affair or hon
or." Judge Odom in imposing the
Personally I approve of this meth
od, but it is against the law and I
will have to fine you."
Leander E. Whipple.
Greenwich, Conn.. May 25. Leander
E. Whipple, widely known as a meta
physician and founder of "The Meta
physical Magazine," died at his home
here today after a short ilness,. aged
67. He was the author or a number
of works on metaphysical subjects. A
sister and a brother survive.
Le Baron C. Colt.
Bristol. R. L. May 25. Le Baron C
Colt, son of United States Senator
Colt and vice president or tne ration
al India Rubber company, died today
from injuries received on May 18 in
an automobile accident. Albert C.
Chesebrougn, a yacht designer, was
killed instantly in the accident when
their car skidded in approaching the
Colt residence. Mr. Colt was 41 years
Glastonbury, Conn, May 22. Jared
Jaines, a retired sea captain, died to
night at his home here, after a short
illness, aged 9. He followed the sea
most of his lfe and was captain of
various coastwise steamers.
At the time of the General Slocum
disaster, he was one of those who as
sisted in the rescue work. In '1909, he
picked up a disabled excursion steam
er oft Glen Cove, N. Y. The steamer
had on board 200 members of an Odd
Fellows' lodge and later the lodge
gave him, a present of a gold medal in
recognition of his bravery.
Movements of -Steamships.
Glasgow, May 24. Arrived: Steam
er Pomeranian. Boston. v .
Kirkwall, May 22. Sailed: Steamer
Helig Olav (from Copenhagen) New
York. ' . , - -'
Liverpool,.' May 24. Sailed: Steam
ed Celtic, New ZOrK.
Kirkwall. .Mav 23. Sailed: Steam
er United-States (from New York) Co
-wdft , .
Turkey and Rumania have instituted!
negotiations for a commercial treaty.
Ss1 'mue's from
a is reported in hiding at Ha-
Elmira, N. Y
voters have rejected
a plan for the
commission form of I
The lava flow from tha voluna t I
Spain will act with the United States
I tThe French sailina vaunl Mvut;.
was posted at Lloyds as "probably
buu&. cm is loner overaue.
1 na uerman iUfimariM u.22 ilpueli
J??"6 5 Zeebrugge, Holland,
The caDtain and Draw nf ih.
bark Reglna, sunk by a submarine,
have been landed at Barcelona, Spain.
A Call for a State Brohiblinn mn.
veircion to De neia at Clarksburg, W.
uu dun t was issued at Wheeling,
Headquartera for four candidal. tnr-
uw nepuonean nomination for pres-
ucub wwb optsucci in vnicago yester-
Fire wrecked the clant of - Kn..
feisen Chemical Co. in Rmnkivn ,,,..
ing uamage estimated from 100,000 to
King Nicholas of Menteneara
a 8ta.tem.ent disavowing the actions of
Prince Mirko, hi second son, now in
The Chicago Board of Trade win h
closed Mav 30. Memorial Aav .Tunc a
Preparedness day, and June 5, Judicial
oouo Kiicnens to teed fhA K3 nfm I
Striking garment Workem in JCpiw Vrn-k I
zzf' -- J uaiI'
, , '
T001 London tatee that
?u ay Boon succeed
- "-""-""S .eauur i
. Reports of the coming visit of the
kaiser to- the Austrian front tuave led
xrajians to demand that Italy
"ttlM5 wu- on uermany.
John Ft Finnegan of Rome. N. Y
was sentenced to serve -five vmr in
Atlanta prison for emfbezzHng funds of
bub xwme .iNauonai Dank.
Clarence Bedford. 15. fall 10n I
down an elevator shaft at the "Match- I
iora &noe o. plant at Buffalo, N. X
uoA-buiuifi inn tutim ana urp.
All machinists. moulders- Tiaitarn
makers and boiler .makers employed in
tuiups at .otLoone, Aia., will get an eight.
vray witu nine mours pay.
Th National Amalaamation nf T.
tile "Workers in session at Boston de
clared In favor of an eight hour work
ing aay ior all mill operatives.
By a vote of 468 to 325, the Meth-
odist Episcopal general conference at
oaratoga, js. X., decided to continue
publication of all church magazines.
- . .
A large crowd 'witnessed a fir that
caused $10,000 damaere to the oizht-
story office building at 1 and 3 Ann
street, just on .fark Row, New York.
A.nmi . . : . ii .
advance in fares on thrBay State
Street Railway System will give way
to Boston remonstrants beginning
Counsel for Will OnMt'nn twi
a charge of murdering Marian Lam-
bert, announced that the parents of
the girl had been subpoenaed in the
William J. Brvan H-U4 .
does not place much reliance in pub- I P6006 and establish home rule in Ire
lished rerxM-ta fhat Tmyfv.stinn I land-
are counting- on him as their trf.
Great Britain will Inu..nn.. n.
case of John Kiieaiinn fjT v i
England charged with twu-tii-frmH in
me xaiejn uprising.
T xl- - -
Mis StilUmann mm a i
prisoned at Warnemunde Germanv for
carrying a secret code 'has been' re -
leased and is leaving for her home Iti
the United States.
There is at present a SO per cent. !
shortage of ammunition tnr TTr,itwi
States coast defenses, compared with a
26 per cent, tftiortage at the beginning
vl xuropcan war.
Henrietta Holstein, convicted of poi
soning her hupband. daughter and uteri.
son, was beheaded In Berlin for the
crime. A headsman with a bmuliiTa
perxormeu tne execution.
Dr. Laura Muller. Brazilian' nlnUi..
Of fornix frl ri 1 1 ,
- 1 - - " - r, ... icii i. nuijr ,11
" ior a trip to the United States.
He has been granted a leave of absence
ot tour months because of in health.
Robert Hammond, who rriu.il - I
new i one rrom San Francisco Tues-
day. after making a record ti-i-n 1rl-iHrwr
an ii-roplre oar, lias offered to race any -
; " vuuuucul AW a-
WMTI nODBIT VrSeil AT TrlA HPltlth fnV-
n5 ?t , I,the of com"
r" . ".u..a"' H.UVW
iT ir n01 3u,wmj,oimi worth of
cTB Germany to the United
portedon her arrival at Sidney, N.
" - K'weu oip ai eeaitu tomorrow.
"irccoB uxscav udih i ne station at
Tuckerton, N. J, while 9,000 miles from
Richard Ahearn of New Britain, who
was injured in a head-on automobile
collision at Laurel Park, . near Man
chester, Wednesday night, died last
night in a Hartford hospital. He was
8Z years oia.
Publle opinion in Greece has been
greatly excited by the news that Teu-
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Oreek steamshlpa Adamantios Korala
and Anaatasios Coroneos, and the
Greek ship Istroev
4Jit ot -vxnxfjj to the endowment
fnnfl of the Institution from J. Ogden
Armour was announced last niaht by
Dr. Frank W. Ounsaulus, president of
the Armour institute of Technology,
Chicago, at the commencement exer-
cisea y -eaau
WAITE TELLS OF
Bared Sordid Secrets of His
Himself From the
AND COLLECTED AS
Prisoner Commenced His Life's
Child He Was Cruel tc Animals Made Frank Atfbihs'on
of a Series of Thefts His Total Thefts During Ills
Freshman .Year at the University of Michigan Amounte d
to About $500 Was Expelled From His Fraternity
When a Sophomore for Stealing Later Stole $1,503
While Working for a Dentist Supply House- Mads a
Living in Canada by Cheating at Pool Told of Wcoir.j
Miss Peck Almost Broke the Engagement Two WeeLs
Before Their Marriage Prior. to His Marriage to Miss
Peck He Put Ground Glass in Marmalade and Gave it to
Her and Frequently Gave Her Virulent Germs Gave
Mrs. Peck Millions of Germs, Including Typhoid, Diph
theria and Pneumonia.
v r. - .i nr..
Tir.:i.' ' .-j
witness stand today in an effort to safe
himself from conviction for murder.
by showing that he was of unsound
mind, how he attempted to cause the
death , of Miss Katherine Peck, "the
wealthy aunt of his wife and his
own benefactor, by feeding her dis
ease germs. He told also of trying to
kill his wife s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John E. Peck, in the same way be
fore resorting to poison. He testi
fied, in addition, regarding his re
Iations with Mrs. Margaret Horton,
bis "studio ' companion.
Put Ground Glass in Marmalade,
Waite said he put ground glass in
ran rf marmalail. nnri n va it ' r
Mts lestherlnA Pk nrinr tn hla mar
riage. : He also put disease germs in
ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE TO
SETTLE IRISH DIFFICULTY
David Lloyd George Consulting With
Various Irish Leaders.
London, May 25, 9.30 p. m. David
Lloyd George, stepping temporarily
from the minister of munitions to
sort of round table conference to set-
I tle the Irtan difficulty, is a striking 11-
I "usxraiion oi now at an tne great
I crises and emergencies during the war
I hub suuesman uas cume w in? imui
as a strong man and saviour of the
country. In the early days of the
war he gained an enviable reputation
in the eyes of the men of all parties
for his capable handling of the na
tion's nnances and then came to the
rescue in the military emergency as
I head of the ministry of munitions to
I Provide the army with shells.
I Lately, It was undoubtedly his force.
ful personality which converted the
I country, in the face of the strongest
opposition, to universal military ser-
vlce- Now he steps Into the breach to
Bolv on ot the most difficult political
problems ever presented to British
statesmen to reconcile the apparently
I irreconcilable sections of the Irirh
I How 8000 Mr- Lloyd George will be
I and exacuy what shape the confer -
I ence will take is still unknown. He
I has been engaged for some days In
conference and It is understood that
I KAalAa TitttH .1 ,.. T f "K'
I , j i n i iwuuuiuu, aimi l. a.
i uuDttuifi leaner, ana oir rxiwara tr
I son. the Ulster leader, the conference
wU1 Include Herbert Samuel, the home
1 secretary, who had much to do with
I framing the finance clauses of the
home rule act. Other name mention
ed are ohn Dillon and oeeph Devlin.
It is asserted that the proceedings of
the conference will be quite confiden
tial and that the place of meeting will
be Mr. Lloyd George's private room at
the ministry of munitions In White
In the parliamentary lobbies today a
feeling of optimism prevailed that the
circumstances under which the par-
tie are being called together offer a
ran chance of settlement.
I . ....
I ' "J Jr nUMIRAMUN
OF BRANDIES POSTPONED
Friends of Nominee . In the Senate
Consented, to the Deferment.
TTT 1 ir.n m- X I
I .v. 4 n
1 Louis D. Brandies to the supreme
i court was postponed toy the senate to
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I 41 1 ... J -a. t xl
I course. With the understanding that
i opposition senators soon would reach
a decision and with the hope that the
I brief postponement might result in an
S.Jsented to the matter going over un
"BOMB SQUA-D" OF NEW
YORK POLICE MAKE ARREST
Adolph da Leeuw Charged With Re
vealing Contents of Government
New York, May IS. A man giviirg
the name i of Adoinh de Leeuw. 14
years eld, a native of Holland, waa
bU U V kj J VMJ1M1I 4U1HW)
head of the "bomb squad" of the New
York police, charged with revealing
the contents of government documents
I and offering them for sale In vlola-
1 tion of the penal law,
De Leeuw la accused of offerinB; to
reveal -to Captain Guy Gaunt, naval
attache or the British embassy, the
content of seven letters, four of
which bore the seal of the Imperial
""ierman embaet at JVVn .r'vton,
Life in an Effort tD :
HE TOOK THE STAH:
Story by Recalling That as a
a can of fish and gave that to her.
Afterwards he frequently gave her
germs of other varieties, including ty
phoid, while he was studying bac
teriology. Tried to Produce Germs Himself.
He tried to produce the genus him-3
self, he said, but his cultures failed;
and he purchased them. He was ahiai
to buy germs of diphtheria, pneumo-l
nia, influenza. Spinal meningitis and
"What did you want of the germs T
he was asked. j
"1 wanted to give them to certaiai
people," he replied.
Germs Not Virvulerrt Enough to Suit';
Waits. . -1
The trouble with the germs,' Vv aitai
(Continued on Page Ten) 1
FEW DELEGATION CONTESTS
FOR REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
Adoption of the Direct Primary f.s-J
sponsible for Harm6ny.
Chicago, May 25. There will tej
fewer delegate seats contested In th
republican national, convention wliich-
opens here June 7 than in any na-j
tlonal convention of the party in;
twenty years. With all the &S5 dele-j
gates to the 1916 convention elected?
with the exception of those fromi
West Virginia, which will be chosen,
by direct primary June 6, only 53 con-j
tests have been filed with Secretary
Reynolds of the republican national;
Four years- ago more than half tbel
delegate seats were in dispute and the)
national committee held daily session s
for more than three weeks hearing
contests. When the rational com -i
mittee meets June 1 to dispose of U. : !
year's contests, it will expect to com-!
plete its work in three days. i
'"The adoption of the direct primary!
in the election of delegates to the na-j
tlonal convention by a large numberj
of states is responsible for the greati
decrease in the numuer or contests,!
said Secre tary Reynolds. "This yea
more than 500 of the 955 delegate
were chosen by the direct primar?
Secretary Reynolds today Issued en
official list of the contests filed as fci
Alabama, six delegates-at-large an d
one from ninth district; total 7.
Louisiana four delegatee-at-wrpa
and one deleeate each from the tiry.
second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, sev-i
en to. eighth districts: total xz.
Mississippi one delegates rrom tne
third district: total L
Missouri two delegates from elev
enth district; total Z. i
Oklahoma two delegates each fromi
fifth and sixth districts: total four.
South Carolina one oelega-te ewM
from tht first, fourth and seventh
trlcts; total J
Virginia one delegate from tB
third district; total 1. 1
Texas one each from the sixth anal
seventh districts and two from thaj
fourteenth district: total 4.
District of Columbia two delegates;
total J. 5
Georgia four delegates at lirce int
one delegate each fr-nfl the first
ond. third fourth, fifth, sixth, eU-y- A
ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twe'f-.M
districts, - two from the seventh dis-
trict; total 17. 1
Total number of delegates content 4J
FOUR NOFWICH UNIVERSITY
Thirty Others Members Suspended
Result of a Hazing. Prank. f
Northfield, Vt.. May 23. Tou
aoptaomores of Norwich Tnlver-
were expelled and the thirty otb.-rf
nwnlwni nf the class suspended in -4
definitely today as a result of a haz
Ing prank In which five freshmen wer-al
The hazlne occurred several
ae-o when freshmen were compe 1,
to "run the gauntlet" of the ?:
mores, who are al!eee,i to have thrvr-rj
them into a pond after bea'inc 'h ,
reverely. Five freshmen suf?erel ft
rere body bruises and were reraof ,
to the infirmary for treatment.
100 PER CENT DIVIDEND BY
STANDARD OIL CO. OF CBK
Capitalization Increased From f3,"
000 to 700,000.
Cleveland, May 5. Stocks f -the
Standard Oil Company el i
ay authorised a stock divio-- -
600,000 or 100 per cent.. An . .
also taken to increase t!, -
ron ot the company from t "i .
7,000,009. The company ' :n
tased on a turplus Dec?--V f