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'Cartooni That Stirred Up England. '
A patre of the remarkable caricatures of "?e f.a,,,rnd 0e"n Kultur drawn Lng and ablaze. Don't mlsa this , feature in THE SUN next Sunday. ' THE WEATHER FORECAST. " Fair and warmer to-day; fair to-morrow. Highest temperature yesterday, 65; lowest, 60. Detailed weather, mall and marine reports, (in page 13. VOL. LXXXII. NO. 296. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1915. Copyright, 1915, ly the Sun I'l hitlng uml PubUnhlng liocfnf(oii. PRICE TWO CENTS. TOM TAGGART INDICTED FOR ! VOTE FRAUDS; )fnivoi' Jlrll of Tiuliaiiapulis j Also Amuiir Held ' for Conspiracy. ' nKPKATKllSlML'OUTI-;!). ISOXKOFCJtAKUKS iNMANwrous, Juno 22. Thomas Tag- ! rt. I'emocrntla National Committee- i nun: Mayor Joseph B. Hell of Indian- I (poll", Samuel V. l'arrott, chief of i police, and I!1 olncr cl,y ofllclnls, ap pointee and employee were Indicted to-day by the Marlon county Orand Jury ' n charges of conspiracy to violate, the lectin laws at the county primary In J ..... nn.l tin. i-nnetnl eleetlnti In Vni'.m. ber, 1911, Tho nctlon was evidently not unexref'ed by most of tho nccuecd men, for tho work of furnishing bonds nr.iir: fnvii 92,500 to 910.000 nnd en pjir.g counii came almost slmultane cuIy. In some Instances, It Is said, bonds hul been provided nnd attorney retained beforo the Indictments were returned. The "word" went down the line early !a the day that !onds would he pro vided for all who were indicted and this u rfported to liavo come from some Thomas Taggart. tf the most prominent men involved. .Vo.ie te-med to have difficulty In pre Kttlrs satisfactory surety, and It Is uptcted that by to-morrow all tho capiases will have been served nnd bond tuppllcd. without any ono having lo go to JalL Prominent Itepuhllcans irs among the lioudsiiK'n. Charles W. Miller, former United Struts District Attorney here. Is one of number of prominent lawyers retained 'o -(present tho defendants. Neither Mr. Taggart nor Mr. Itell would discuss the Indictments and tho others involved re similarly reticent. To lie Arrnlicned Next Week. Judge Conins said that the question tf arraigning the defendants would not te taken up until next week. The Indictments created a sensation. N'ot more than a dozen spectators were la court when the grand Jurors, accom. plnied by Alvah J. Hucker, prosecutor, submitted the report to Judge Collins f tho Criminal Court. All the men Democrats, Republicans Progressives are named In a sln M Indictment, which contains forty !ht counts and covers 173 typewritten WPrs. The main charge Is conspiracy ' commit felonies by corrupting the e.tctlon by violation of the primary and the registration lawn by bribery ttd blackmail The Indictment charges certain offi cial! with conspiring to permit per wm to !iKiMer falsely and to vote Ifdy noihcr lount chaiges persons !lh repeat nir Oihfr counts allege that certain pri irj dnrl itctlon board, permitted the mruftini rr lullols for the purpose ' fubniiimnif nther ballots. Two 'jaata hi up a conspiracy to aid and t primary poll clerks In marking 'll a manner dilTerently from th wh le other counts allego the use 'I monev , inllueiioing the electors. Itreii,T lioporlcil, II In Hnlil. rtr'kwin uere Imported from outside r; hs iirm for i.. m tho election. J ll' 'i ri ayi-crts. .s"rr.-v, .-miritM chaigo election offl i" fn'iiig to iio their duty In or.t.eei ,n i having the voting ma-mn- t r,r.,,.r onlcr. with falllnt to we iii i , unlock Hie machines on w m,m (R nf th., election, with fall r.r -o (.,, ,h machines and with imp.r ng n,tti the machines. t Hie piomlnent men Indlcleil ller.n n ilam, ity Sealer of Weights ' 1 Mf,i;aes. Dennis Hush, Street Com TMMloner ;,ard Lyons, Democratic rmiiif6 for i-nly Tieasurcr; Dr. John Mux Kepiiiiitcaii and fx-superln-Wfrn of the City Hospital: Dunn M. ''J'rts, v..layor of Terre Haute, who eotiMcted In the election fraud trial "the l-'edcral Court hero teccntly: J-"l.s Cmjii, formerly Mayor Hell's "eretnry Jacob II. Illlkene, City llulld ;" '""liectnr, Oecnr Merrill, police lieu .""'ii, I'airlck J. Itoche and Michael '"nn. rliy detectives. "'h I rrl Win llrunRbt In. P.or.rl'M ifiiiiiecOoo wh Indlannpulls Whirs ns touched upon during the lnJl In tin. Keileral Cinrt, when he wns onetc,i nni sentenced to six years In " 1 edeial prison. Soveral witnesses rnari;.,! that Itobertt. Iiad sent repeaters : ' 'ndlananolln fiom Terre llaiito to Jor during the election, and two In "'jnapoiii, men testified to going from Via eity t Terro aute l0 work , lh, "lion (here. BETHLEHEM WINS SHELL SUIT. Sleel Comunnr Mny Vnv .MnUr Armor fiercer fur Unropcnns. Pilti.AnKi.riiti, June 22 Tho Tlcthle hem .Steel Company won an Important victory to-dny In the decision of Judge Woollcy of the United .States Circuit Court of Appeals reversing a ruling o: Judge Dickinson in ,i 0(Ver court In an minor piercing projectllo patent suit. Clcland Ihivls, hold..r of a patent fm n similar shell, sued the steel company for Infringement. The Davis patent Is now owned hy the Flrth-Sterllng Steel Company. When the suit was brought IIik JJethlehem company held a largo projectile contract for the United Mate? Government. Tln lower court directed tho company to fultll this contrnct uml then halt the umiiufucture of the pro Jeetlle. Judge Woolley eld that previous processes In tho manufacture of pro. J"ctlles anticipated the combination nr. rived at l.y Davis, and also hy the Helhlchom company In Its shells. The United States Government had been the solo user of tne Uethlelum shell prior to the filing of the suit I nder to-dny's decision the. projectile may he nude for nny one. The uillng may have an Important hearfnz on l.uropean orders. STEEL CO. SEEKS WORKMEN. Thrre Vcnrs i:niiIo incut Ht alt! to n Uny I'minlse d. PlTT.HHl'r.d. June 22. Tho Mar) land Steel Company, located nt Spnriows. 1'olnt. near llaltltnoro. hai tent an urKent call to this city for machinist, lathe turners, holler makers, riveters nnd other classes of skilled workmen. In Its communication the company says that It will guarantee tlu. yPiirH work to all competent men. will pny their fares to It.iltlmoie nnd will hliu nny man who can fill a place, no matter what his nationality mnv he. The wane. It Is suld,' will he fioni 2 to 95 a day. CADDIE FINDS $15,000 GEMS MRS. DUKE LOST Picks Tp Diamond liracHet Where It Fell Dining flame of flolf. Great .Vkok, 1 I.. June 22. A dia mond bracelet owned by Mrs. Angler nuchannn Duke nnd valued at between 915,000 and 930,000 was found on the io-iiay oy a sixteen-yer-oM Hoy nftcr members and employees of the club had searched fruitlessly ?o.- It since Mrs. Duke lost It last Sunday. Mrs. Duke, who win Miss Cordelia Drexel-Illddle. was playing golf with her husband on Sunday afternoon and after covering lx holes went back to the clubhouse. There she discovered that she had lost the bracelet. The fact was kept a secret except from the members and a few employees for foar that the club grounds would ho overrun by searchers. Those who knew, however. I spent a great part of their time rove r . lng the links In the hopo of finding the 1 Jewel. I Arthur Slleen, the boy who found the i bracelet, is employed by James Fraser, tho club's professional. He undertook the search In his spare time and began in a systematic way. He first questioned the boy who had been caddie for the Dukes in their play. He learned Just how Mrs. Duke had played each hole and then set out to trace her footsteps. At the fifth hole, he had been told, Mrs. Duke had sent the golf ball under the shade of a big apple lieu and had taken a number of shots in get out of the rough ground. There he found the bracelet. He took It to the club and It was re stored to Mrs. Duke. What his reward was Is not known, but it was said to have been far greater than his year's wages. BABIES WITH $1, SPEAK UP They Can Help Aaxlllar' Cure for i I'nnr Children. flables with 91 to spare are Invited I to help babies without dollars this sum I mer by bocomlns members of the com pany which Includes John Jncob Astor 6th. Cornelius N. Hllss 3d. Adeline , Havemeyer, Christopher Huntington, Kllzabeth Jay, Whitney Wlllard ' Straight, Henry Hllgnrd Villard, Hueh M. Wade, Constance I'lerpnnt Zahriskle, Kllzabeth Zlegler nnd other members of tho liable Auxiliary of the New York Diet Kitchen Association of 1 West Thirty-fourth street. The auxiliary plans to pay the salary of a nurse vvho will watch over tho health of hundreds of babies, A thou sand members for the auxiliary nt 91 each will pay the salary of a nurse for a year. Tho nutso will visit tho homes of the nilllt station babies nnd Instruct the mothers how lo caro for their chil dren and to provide proper food, Miss Helen Wado Is president of the Babies i Auxiliary and membership applications , should bo cnt to her at I West Thirty fourth street ASTOR AGAIN HOME HUNTER. Sunr nt Ills Own Properties Suits lllfii) o He llrnls One. Although he In tho largest Individual owner of real estalo In this city, Vin cent Astor seems to be having a hard time to find a home that satlslbv him and that he may keep, Yesterday he leased tho Iioiiho nt 122 Kasl Sevcuty elghth street for the coming season. It Is a thlco story and basement dwelling between I 'ark and Lexington iiveiiues, erected recently hy Dr. V. (!, Ooodridge, It Is of good size, with a frontage of 3d feet and a depth about equal to that of tho lot, which Is 100 feet. Douglas lUrblnson, Charles 8. Hrown Company found tho houso for Mr. Astor. During last winter Mi'. ..n.i Mn. Aitr.r occupied the Amos I'imimt house nt the northeast corner of Talk avenue nnd Klghty-tirth etreet, and not long ago It was reported that they would try a spell of apartment houso living In ono of the palatial structures on I'ark avenue. Mr, Astor owns whplo blocks of dwellings, but mmont his poacenslons titers la not one MUltablo for his own use. NEW FIGHT OVER 6REENHUT PLAN -Minority Creditors, Opposing Itporgiinizntinn, Demand Inquiry. WANT ItOIOItS SIFTED i ("apt. (ireciihnt's Kvnitiinutioii Halted liy Illness Cusp to do On. llefelee I'eler It. Otney decidetl yes P rday. In uplte of the. completion of a definite plan to reorganize the J. It. (licenhut Company, to allow a search ing Investigation Hy the minority credi tors of Insinuations that the (Innnclal af fairs of the company had not been -prop-e.ly handled nnd of charges that picf-1 'leiittnl payments had been inado lo memhtiH of the (ineuhut family when tho oIIIccm of the company knew It was Insolvent. Thee charges, made repeatedly In the e.amlu:ithm of the otllcers In the last month by Seld.m ll.icon of counsel to the minority creditors, organized as the Independent creditors co.nmlttic, and at jestrrday'h hen. Ing In tho Merchants .Wyil.ulon loom., ate emhracid In a seventeen page pamphlet, which was sent out to all the (Jreenhut creditors last night on the heel of the reorganl- j zation plan submitted by th majority inercnntl'.e creditors, kiuiuu as the i credltois' protective committee. "There have been a gnat many claims made on behalf of the minority ere II tore." said Mr. Olney 'when Sir. II icon objectid P another postponement of Capt. (irecuiiut's examination, "which oilKhi to h investigated and proved or ' withdtuwu and the charges set at rest. I think that now is the time to do It. I tbhil; that some eteps ought to be taken agaliihl anybody who Is guilty of mis conduct. If .my misconduct Is found." Cult IMtvn tiiiiileiiiinlr. 1 The mlnoilty committee Is opisised to the reorganisation plan as Inadequate. 'Cie cfiiumlttte maintains th.it tile merchandise creditors would not receive lis much as they would get in liquida tion, that the proposed new stock In n new company would be of little value and that the proposed plan, which would Jiive the merchandise creditors 12 'i per cent. Ill cash and the balance of their ' claim In stock, "protects the Orcenhuts j in paying more than J 1,000, nuo to them selves, while at the same time leaving tho merchandise creditors with unpaid bills for 92.S.".OflO." "As It stands." says the minority com mittee's pamphlet and as announced to Mr. Ulney by Mr. Itacoti yesterday, "leaving out the more dlrtleiilt claims time niu clear, substantial claims against the Orcenhuts and the Mon-1 mouth Securities Company (controlled by the "!reenhut family) for their with drawal iroin the funds of tho estate of the following sums (listed as n sum mary of assets not tumed over to the trustees") ; t:eeiis f.ilarl'. t:0O.00O l'inints miller PnnkinK Imlem nlty nzreemsnls M0, 000 Preferential pn ments lo Men . inuu'.li Securities Company from October 2 to December H, mi SO0.000 Preferential payments on notes Imloreed by .1. II. tireenhut 650,000 Preferential payment of Interest lo Monmnuih Heeurltles Com puny, January 1, 115 10R.0O0 Toial I2.t0,000 "III addition," continues the pamphlet, "there ale the very Important t.ough illlllciilt claims that the stock and lsind Issues (fC.OOIi.000 second mortgage I bonds Issued when the J. II. (ireenhut Company was organized lale In 1910 the consolidation) were based on over valuations; that the stockholders hav ing put the corporation Into the bank ing business, are under the personal tin. blllty mpo-d on stockholders of bank-. lng corporations, in discharge or r tin s; claims on which heavy recoveries would seem clear the (Ireenhuts new proposed to subscribe for 9350,000 (f tho proposed first preferred stock (In the new company) nt par." "The Indorsement of the plan by the Monmouth Securities Company and the bondholders' committee," says the minority report. "Is In reality nothing but tho (Ireenhut Interests speaking un der these inaslie. Ruber than stand suit for the millions of dollars of claims of the estate against them, which wo believe bhouht be most vigorously pressed by the trustees, they will, we have reason to think, make a far better offer." The proposed plan of reorganization, which drew forth the hurried report of the minority creditors, has been agreed upon by the bondholders' committee and the majority merchandise creditors' com mittee, holding claims against Ihe J. H. (Ireenhut Company. It provides for ! new corporation to take over the busi ness as a going concern with capital stock divided into three classes: Klrst preferred, ' per cent, cumulative, sec ond preferred, i per cent non-cumulative and common stock without par value. Two propositions for settlement of claims are offeied to the .merchandise creditors, One wns 12'j per cent. In cash ; 25 per cent. In first preferred slock to bo retired out of tho earnings of the company before any of the other llrst preferred stock, and 25 per cent. In second preferred stock and 37 t-i per cent common stock, on a basis of one share for each 9100, Het-ontl Plltn la for All Stock. The second proposition Is this: Klfty per cont. of their claims in Hist pre feried dork of the name ritlrement privilege; 25 per rent, second pieferred and 25 per rent, in common. The mer chandise cridltoi's have a choice of either, hut the bondhuldeis must accept tho second proposition with the provi sion that the retirement "t their Hist prefenvd stock Is in be subordinated lo lint llrst preferied stock of the general cinililors, The Monmouth .Securities Company anil Ihe .1. II, (lieenhut must accept the all stock pioposal and suh onliii'ite their llrst prcfcricd slock lo thai of all the other creditors. Tho capital slock Is to he traiisfcned In lluce lilislees. Tint (imposed new corporation Is to take over tho meichan dlse, while the real estate,' tho two stores on .Sixth avenue and Ihe ware house are lo taken ove;r hy Ihe bond hol'Jrrs, Who will rent ihe Hlegel Cooper slot a the east side of Sixth avenue to tho new company for operation at a leiitnl of I per cent of the gross busl nrss, ll Is planned In opeiate only the one store, to commencn business with out debt and without nny notes Issued. Tho real estate taken over hy the CnntiuiKrf on Thlnl I'ngr.' TO FILM CLARK WEDDING. Sllealier YVnnts In I.s) Ann) the Pictures tor I'll tare Cleneriillons. Howu.Nd OnKEV, Mo., June 22. Speaker Champ Clark has under con sideration a plan by which he will perpetuate the wedding of his daughter, tlenevleve, for the future Clark genera tions to see. He Is planning to have motion pie tints of the wedding tauen, but not for exhibition purposes. Ho will pur chaso the film and lay It away In his llbrniy nnd whenever he wants to see the Clark-Thompson wedding over again he will haul out tin nim and inn It rr on a scieen In Ids home. Speaker Clark has "set his .out down," as bis daughter expressed It, on having any moving picture of the wedding taken for exhibition purpot. He said he "didn't propose lo have tho wedding made u circus of by per mitting pictures to le shown In theatres after It was over. Hut he has expressed n desire at least Miss (lenevieve has to have n Mini of the wedding for family use. HAIL PELTS MARYLAND. stones split I'mlirellns, Itrrnk k IIkIiIs nml lliiinnwt Crops, Hai.timork. Mil., June 22. Showers of hall, accompanied by a terrific electrical storm, swept over Howard. Anne Arundel and llaltlmore counties this Afternoon auslng great damage to crop! 'tud c'n- liw gl'iss Some of the hailstones were as bM a man's fist. They split tiinbrell.is and awnings, smashed hundreds of skvHrfVj and made sonic of tho truck farms looV as though an army of yoliiers ;mJ charged over then- The storm occurrt I Pcle;r. 3 and 1 o'clock. This evrninp, four hnira liter, a man after travelling ten miles biought a bvsket tilled with chuiiKs of Ice nt ) the newspaper ottlces to exhibit il-e storm's products. GERMANS HOPE SOON .Ventral" Correspondent Says Kaiser Has Plan to Horn bard Dover. "litriol Cahlt Dtfpatr tn Tnr Si. Ij.noN. June 23 (Wednesday). The "neutral" correspondent of the Timet quotes an officer of the C.erman Ocneril Staff as saying: "We must defeat the Hu.sslans. not merely drive them back so that they i-an come again but defent them utterly and drive them back Into the heart of Little Itussla. In the south wv must free Hessarabla and offer It to Itunmul.i for Immediate occupation in order to preserve peace In the Halknns and itheti push on, If possible, as far iu Odessa, "In rhe north, the llaltlc provinces will easily be cleared. Herman sym pathies In Sweden will avert danger In that epinrter nnd then we will be free to turn our attention to the west and undertake the invasion of England." The writer detnils the views he found among the Imperialists In all parts of Herman)' us regards the future uperM tlons. The main nrtlcle of their creed Is this: "Calais Is the key to Herman world (lower. Without It lasting pence Is unattainable." Tho territory to he annexed Includes not only Ilelglum, but northern France as far west as Heick liage, fifteen miles southwest of Houlogne. Hetmauy will then have fill rilled her mission and secured "her (dace in the sun." 'Hermans believe," continues the cor resH)tideut, "that by using Calais as a base they call with their new guns, hav lng a range of twenty-six miles, sweep the Channel clear of hostile ships and destroy Dover as n cover to the landing of their troops. This Is to be carritd out In smalt aluminum boats In readi ness for that purpose. The submarines will Insiite any further protection needed. "The Germans nie confident that the confusion i exulting from an air raid uti a stupendous sonle by all the Get man air craft will permlt'the rapid advanco of the landing force tn Mndon. "in view of the nature of the present military operations and the greater dif ficulties that have been overcome In other theatres of the war the German plan cannot be dismissed as outside the realm of possibility, even probability " Tho writer records the persistent be lief of Hermans that England will have to pay the expenses of the war as all other nations. Including Germany, will be practically bankrupt. They base their calculations on the Krench Indemnity of I!i71 and say that Knglsnd will have lo pay f 3,750,000,000 ( JtK.nO.OOO.OOO), and that may be doubled before tho end of the war. GOLDEN RULE WARDEN TO QUIT Jnllrt's nrtlelnl Mass Wife's llcrtlli Ends Ills Nervier, Cme.vovi, Juno 22. The fnte or the honor system In the State penitentiary at Jollet Ih hanging In the balance as tho result of the murder of Mrs. Odette Allen, wife of Warden Edmund M. Allen. At the funeral of his wife this after noon the warden told close personal friends that the blow hud been too much for blm nnd that he could not go buck to the penitentiary ne. warden, "That little woman," ho said, "was my great support there and I cannot go n.'.ck without Per." The ennhictlng stories of "Chicken Joe" Campbell, n negio convict, and of George Simpson ami Sum Cohen, two other convict suspects, as told at the Inquest to-day, leave a ten minute gap which, when II lb-. I In, lead olllclals lo believe thai the Identit) of the man who murdered tho adored "prison angel" will soon be known. Campbell told a story Ihnl differed somewhat from his pievious recitals and at tlme contradicted himself. The In quest will be resumed Thursday. :.M-;CKI,I.HI) TllltOI'OII I'I'I.I.VIAN hnntu'i-; to m.mnk hknohtm. THE HAMOHKT, Itoeklsnrl llreakwater. Opon for Hssson Juris Hi NEW MOUNT K1NKOUIOUHB, Moose-htad L-k. June t. HookUu en rtquset. RICHER HOTEL CO. Adv. T ELEVEN KILLED IN CALIFORNIA QUAKE! Three Towns in Flames in Im perial Valley After SevVre Shocks. SAX DIKOO IS SIIAKKX linildiiigs Collapse and Com munication Shut Off in Stricken District. Iis Vxur.i.KS, June '22. The Imperial Valley In southeastern California wiu shaken to-nluht hy a series of earth intake equalling In severity that of the big San Francisco enrthfpiake In 190(1. but lacking In Its toll of life. The llrst shock was felt at 7:57 nnd was followed with shocks nt about ftv? minute Intervals until the last one nt !i o'clock. The first ami last were th most severe. The centre of the disturbances seemed to be around El Centro, Cnlexlco and Hnltvllle, where buildings collapsed, later to be devoured by tire. At a late hour to-night eleven lives wi re reported lnl. At El Centro only ono building Is left stnndlng. This Is the Masonic Tem ple. All the other buildings In the (dace. Including the one story homes, were crumpled by the force of the quake. At Imperial the high school nnd the Mercantile Hulldlng, a three story brick" and concrete structure, are In ruins, as well ps many nf the smaller brick nnd frame buildings. Hire followed the shaking down of the buildings and many of them are total losses. Cale.lco suffered mom severely thin seme of the other places. The brick and stone buildings along the main street were shaken lr.to tumbled masses of ruins, which Inter took fire and were destroyed. The Mexican town of Mex ican, Just ncp s the line from Calexlco, also was badly damaged. How- badly Holtville was damaged has nut been learned. Practically every building has been destroyed at Hraw ley. Tho Imperial Valley covers approxi mately 100 square miles, but Is not thickly populated. The towns nre small and the buildings for the most part one story structures. Only In tho business centre- of the little cities are there two and thro story buildings. The quake came after most of thes; buildings hnd been closed for the night. This accounts for tho small loss of life. All railroad and wire communication was destroyed for a time, hut the tele their lives In El Centro nnd the property lng order again nt 10:30 o'clock to night. At San Diego two severe shocks were felt, the first at 8 :02 and the second nt s :57. Advices from San J)lego nt 10 o'clock t-nlght said that the entire valley was plunged Into darkness after the. llrst shock. Tlio Imperial Valley l in the most southern section of California and contains the two counties. Imperial und Itlversblc. El Centro. the principal city, which Is roportcd to have been seriously dam iig.tl. Is a city of about 1,500 persons and is on the Southern Tartar! ttallroad. T'ie district Is sparsely settled on ac. count of lack of water, but extensive Irrigation projects have been undertaken there. The heart of the valley Is about eighty miles e-ast of San Diego, SUBMARINE SPARES STEAMER. The Vrnns, In Port, Forced tn Jet. 1 1 son Her Cargo. ..(leftof CM' tifpatch In Tr. Srs London, June 22. The Norwegian m. ill steamer Venus arrived at New castle to-day minus the larger part of her cargo, which was thrown overboard, the captain asserted, under a threat of a German submarlno commander that otherwise the Venus would be sunk. The captain said the Venus was hailed by the submarine nnd told to Jettison all foodstuffs on board or to be sent to the liottom, and that In order to save his boat several casks of butter and many cases of salmon nnd other tinned tish were consigned to the sen. Tho re. malnder of the freight on the Venus, consisting of wood, was permitted to re main on board. This Is the first time that n German submarine boat Is reported to have per mitted a vessel to escape. LIGHTNING STARTS FOUNTAIN Finns Down Trolley I'ole, lilts VVntiT Via I ii nnd Geyser Cashes. A bolt of lightning turned nn Iron trolley pole Into a fountain during the storm Inst evening at 189th street and Arthur avenue. The llronx. The phe nomenon caused a small panic nmong the Italian residents of the neighbor hood, who took It for tho work of super natural agencies. The pole, which Is about thirty feet high. Is part of the trolley system of the old Ili9th street crivstown line of the Union Hallway Company, no longer In ncllvo use. Tho lightning struck It near the top. In caking off n number of live power wires and cnuslng a shower of crackling sparks. Tho flash (Hissed down the iron into the ground, where It hurst a service pipe of the water system. Thn water surged up through tho hollow polo and Jetted out at thu top into n Ion foot geyser Many of tho nelghlKirs, seeing the fountain from what rht-y believed to 1m a solid steel rod, with the electric flashes playing through It, ran In panln from the street, others called the police from Iho Trcniont station. Deputy Wntrr Commissioner McGeelian nnd a squad of men quickly found the trouble, but a district about two miles oquaro was without water from 8:30 to 9:30 o'clook. First Draft of German Reply to U. 5. Is Ready May Reach Washington Next Week Suppression of1 Von Reventlow's Articles Taken to Mean Desire to Avoid Trouble. I BALLIN FRIENDLY, OPPOSED BY VON TIRPITZ fipc!ut Ccb,r Itrriialr, in Tin, Si . j IxiNtsiN, Juno 22. The preliminary draft of the Herman nolo to the I'nlttd I States Is completed, nrconllng to Infoi matloii obtained from lleilln by the Deillp .Villi's correspondent at The Hague. It will le delayed as long as pnrslblr. the coriespnudent ays, not being for warded to Washington until the middle or end of next week, on the ground that It must llrst be sent to the Kaiser for his npproval. Iteprcsentatlves of powerful business ami commercial Interests, Including llcrr ; lSullln, the managing director of the j Hamburg-American Steamship Company, have been In Herlln during the past week trying to Induce the Government to adopt a conciliatory attitude toward the I'nlted States, while Admiral von Tlr pltz nnd leaders of the naval nml mili tary party hnvo been Insisting that the Government on no account nbnndon It") eubmnrine warfuie. HOPE IN WASHINGTON. Friendly Iteply i:iiectetl Prom nrrniitti) tin Submarines. Wasihnoto.s', Juno 22. Tho action of the Herlln authorities In suppressing the Berlin Tnote(ti)7, the newspaper which was publishing Count von Itevent low's nrtlcles on the submarine Issue with the United States, wns regarded here to-day as highly significant. In view of the character of the lte ventlow articles, the suppression of the paper Is taken to Indicate that the German Government doe not wish Her man opinion to be Influenced against the Unlteel Slates, nor public opinion in this country to bo Influenced by reck less talk at Ui!s time. It is now be lieved there Is no longer any room to doubt the genuineness of other report from Berlin that the German Govern ment Is earnestly seeking to avoid eri ous trouble with the I'nlted States. Count vnn Keventlow'a -articles, or such extracts from them as were cableM to this country, have been followed by officials here. It is cotrMdered that he represents the extremists with re gal d to the submarine Issue, Officials have looked on blm as one of the leaders of the large element In Ger many which would have tho Government virtually Ignore President Wilson's de mauds and let tho United States then do what It pleased. He-ports reaching hero during the Vast ten days have satisfied officials that this element Is not' certain of having Its way and that it Is morn than likely that the Government will listen to the more conservative groups, favor ing a conciliator)- policy toward the L'nlled States. Suppression of the paper In which the ltcventlow articles have K'en appearing means, according to opinion here, that tho extremist element Is now, publicly at least, In otllclal dis favor. Itellnble reports received from Ger many have not led oflklals here to be lleve that any triumph of the more con servative element will mean that the NEW 'RIPPER' SUSPECT HELD IN PHILADELPHIA Faurot Questions Man Who Is Familiar With Crime Neighborhood. PiliLAriELrim, June 22. A man who the police believe may be the myster ous "Ripper" who murdered four-year-old Cliarles Murray on May 3 and five, year-old Leonore Anna Cohen on March 19 In New York, Is held In the Plilladel. phla Hospital, having surrenderee) tn the police. The man, who said he was George Illumleln, a paperlianger, living In New York but having no address, en tered potlce headquarters this afternoon. He cnrrled a long knife wrapped in paper and told an Incoherent story In which he iHclared that he "wanted hearts and liver." H admitted that he came from the neighborhood of First avenue and Fifteenth street, where the Murray hoy was killed, The New York police were notified at once and Inspector Faurot nnd acting Cnnt. (llldea of tho Second Hranch came ' to Philadelphia to examine Illumleln. j The man, under iiueMlonlng, said he I knew the address of the Murraj boy, 2"o First avenue, nnet described necu I ralely the house and sroro on the ground ; floor. He denied being the "ripper." j Inspector Faurot reported to the New l York hendqnnrlers to-night that he could not bo BUre thnt Hliimlelli was the I man sought by tho New York police I Illumleln Is smooth shaven, while tho descriptions of the killer protrny him as wenrlng a niusmche. He also differs from the description In other details. Hlumleln has been committed to tho I hospital for thirty days In order that an examination may bo made as to Ids I sanity. NEW HAVEN TRAIN IN SMASH. Mrel t'nrs (save I'assrnners -lln-lllnerr Only One Hurl. Stamkokii. Conn., Juno 22, Tho Stum- . ford local leaving (lie Hrand Central i Station at lo;30 to-night hit a freight car which hnd toppled over Just west of Cnscob Station about 11 30 to-night. Ilefore the train was stopped live freight , cars wero ripped apart. About thirty passengers wein on the i local, Nn oii- was Injured except (he (nglne driver, (leorge Smith, of Port Chester, whose ankle was sprained, The windows were, broken in all tho passen ger conches, but the fact that the cars were of eteol saved the passengers from Injury, demands of President Wilson ale to le fully ..runted. It Is expected that It will mean only that the Herman Hovern ment will adopt a most conciliatory tone and endeavor to convince the United States that under tho circumstance of Herman) 's position In relation to Eng land her submarine operations nrn war ranted, even though admittedly beyond the pale of the law. Opinion here Is fast crystallizing Into the belief that with the single proviso that no inuro American lives .-.re threatened by German submarine at tacks the situation has passed Its dangernuii stage. It Is believed that Ger many's next note will be lengthy nnd arguiiii htative, bringing into the discus sion all (lie principles Involved In her grievance against the Hrltlsh use of their sea power. The United Stales Government, pro vided that no mote nttacks occur, will probably teply at some length to this note nnd tho discussion may thus go un Indefinitely, BERLIN PAPER SUFFERS. fierninn (iovrrnmeiil (loses the "Tny.essrlluiiK" lnilerlnltel , irni Oi''e le.i.irVA to Tnr Siv ltr.nt.lM, June 22, The suspension of ' the 7i:riVtif is for an Indefinite period, the owners were Informed to. , day. The Government shut down on I the paper solely because of the sensa- j tlonal tone and substance of a series I ot articles being written by Count von Iteventlow In which he bitterly at tacked the United States uml urged the German Government to continue its sub marine warfare in any manner It saw fit. He declared that International law could not be applied to submarines, as such laws were framed beforo sub marines were Invented. Tho prompt action In suppressing the rtijestelfiiiii; Is only one of several In dications that the Government Is drsslr ous of finding n cumiijon ground for an understanding with the United States. The official .VnrefcirnfsrAe tltunfl, commenting on the suspension of tho ripfte(fimi. says that Us violent crun. palgu creitud the Impression that otllclal circles for the nake of peace with Amer ica were considering the advisability of abandoning the advantages gained by Germun's submarines, while on the other hand It was asserted that the ad. dltlon of the United States to Germany's list of enemies vena a matter of entire Indifference. Tfsj first Issue of the Taofirll una which was suppiessed went so far as i to discuss with a mockery that was scarcely concealed the legal standpoint ' contained In the German notes to Amer- 1 ten anil made a personal attack on leading statesmen who bear the re-' sponslhlllty of weighing the dangers and iMivantages. These men, says the Gn-ei, could not I have been nfTected by the accusations of i weakness nnd lack of courage. They have a full claim to possess the feeling of national strength und dignity, which ( Count von Heventlow thinks that he nleme represents. Such fforts, the ' Oatitlr continues, on the pin of the TagmzrUxmfr rendered the task of the Imperial Government only more dltll cult. The report that the steamship Cam- , eronla tried to ram a Get man submarine Is given great prominence In the Ger man papers. It is regarded as an Im portant Justification of the action of Herman submarine commanders in tor pedoing merchantmen without warning, i CHECK ON EXPORTS VOTED BY COMMONS lies! rid ion Hill Aimed at Trade With (lennany Cotton Chief Item. Sc(tfl (able ftfipatt'ti to Tar M London, June 22 The House of Commons to-dny pased the exporta tion restriction bill, which Is designed to slop Hrltlsh exportatlons tn neutral countries from reaching the enemy. The main features of the bill restrict consignments to Holland to the Nether land Overseas Trust, which has under taken to prevent anything shipped from reaching England's enemies Similar nn-angeinents nre to be made with other Governments. When the bill rame up for final pas snge to-day several members accused the Government of dllatorlness, snylnR the measuro Is one that should havs been passed at the outset of the war. It was nllegisl that Great Hritaln, through neutral countries, has long been suppl)lng Germany with lcd, steel, nickel, cocoa, tea nnd Iron ore, and es pecially cotton. Sir John Dalzell slated that the ware houses of Copenhagen are unable lo hold tho Immense cxpottalloiiH. Whole streets are idled with cottntl bales awaiting transmission lo lennany. Lord Hubert Cecil, sub-Secretary of the Foreign otllci', slaltsl that thn Gov ernment is treating cotton with the ut most seriousness. It h expected, ho said, that a committee about tn be nn- pointed will initiate new measures which wMI entirely previ nt e'ottpn trailing with the eiiem. The Gov t rnnient wislirs to stop coitou trading with normally, tint must consider the rights of neutrals, toward whom it would ill become Great Hrttalu to do aii. thing unfair or un just. The dlfllculty, lie ooiitlnuul, Is in effecting both objects. Tho Government dtil not believe that ibsiatlng cotton contraband would assist, taking all the circumstances Into consideration. u. s. importer's to act. Will Charier lilp o llrltiK le- Inlnril Goods From German). H'Asni.viiToN, .Imp 22 Several Amer lean Importers nro -aid tn Invo iielten for the piiipo.M of eh.ii (H ing steamship In which to bring tn America a large qilahtltv of golds from Germany, Mori than $riO,ooo,000 Is Involved These goods were bought or contracted for hefote March I, but cannot lie brought to this country even from tho neutral port of Rotterdam owing to Grsat Britain's blockade rult. FRENCH TROOPS WIN LABYRINTH IN HOT BATTLE Attack on Strong Position in Fliunlcrs Cosily, hut Victorious. 3I0ST DfPOI.TAXT (J.MX Si NCI' WINTER ILiiixl Urcuailcs ('soil in tlio Assault. Which Is IUtter ami Prolonged. NEW POINTS TAKEN TN ALSACE ADVANCE Germans Kali Hack Across IMver Fee hi Dunkirk Shelled Afain. .eisif Cable Hfimtfli to Till; hi.v P.vitis, June 22. Tho "Labyrinth," that section ot complicated trenches Just south of Neuvillo Salnt-Vnast. which the Germans have fought to re tain with a tenacity unequalled ut any other point In the westi'rn theatro of war. has fallen at last Into French hands. The victory Is one of the gieatcst, If not the greatest, since winter cease4 and the spring fighting began. Tho losses on both sides have been . thormouB. Not for a moment sliun lay 20, when the oriVT to take tho "Laby rinth" Inch by Inch was given, had th conflict abated. The entire series of de fences is now occupied by the French, tho Germans being driven well lo th rear. The capture of the German position known os the "Labyrinth," Is duscribed In a despatch received from nn official observer at tho front: "French attacks on May 9 and daya thereafter failed to modify the situa tion," the observer states. "At tho end of May tho French decided to finish things and the order was given to taks the Labyrinth Inch by Inch. "This meant an operation of two prin cipal phases, of different nature-, it win necefnary llrst, by well piepated and vigorous assaults, to get n footing In the enemy organization ; and then to progress to the inteilor of the communi cating trenches, repulsing the enemy step by sti'p. These two operations lasted more than three weeks and re sulud In complete success. lliiiiel Grt-iiaili-s I sed. "Toe debouch must have been dllllcult. ns numerous Herman batteries, composed of 77 millimeter guns, the inn. L'lii, 2io n' d even 3ul millimeter guns, concen tinted their file o:. us The) vveie st.i lonul at Hiveiicby. at La Folic, at Thelus, 1'aihus and I'.e.mr.iliis Never thelees, cur men tiudeiM.Hid and pres. pared to do th.-lr dutv It w is Ma) 30 that the assaults heg.i".. our regiment marching out fi.mi diiTeiini points. Their ardor wns admirable. "From this momer t Hie n n of fh lonimui.lcatlng trenches began Them were the trenches of Von Kluck. of F.lllelihug .mil of the Sa:ie d Fetes, without counting innumerable i umbered woiks. givirg a teelliiK of unheard of dlMUultlcs which our troop h.id to over ionic "Without a stop from Mav 30 to June 1. they (ought on this giound, full of big holes and (Hied with dead. The oomb.u nev er ceased, cither day or night. The attacking elements, constantly r. Hewed, flushed the Germans with hand grenades and demolished their earth barili-ndes There was not an hour of truce nor an Instant of repose Th men were under a sun so hot in tho trenches that they fought bareheaded and in their shirt sleeves "They were hnid days anil It wan necessary constantly tn carry to the, fighting men munitions and food and especially water Everybody did his) iest, nnd we continued our success. Little by little our progres, Indicated bv n cloud of dust resulting from th combat of the grenades, brought us to) an extremity north of the Labvrlnth. Thn fighting continued in the Eulen berg nnd oilier trenches d.iliv and ulti mately the Labyrinth belonged to us. "Tne Hermans lost an entire regl. ment. We took a thousand prisoners, Thn rest were kl'led A Hav. nun regl ment nlso was decimated "Our losses were ':,uiin men, nmong whom many were slightly wounded. "Tho resistance vvat. a.s tlei.e as thn ii'iaels. Despite the ii.itum of the ground nnd the mganiyeil defences, which had been u pn-p.u t:mn f even mont'S, and despite tin artlllsri, the bomb throwers and the qu.ek flrcrs, we remained the v Ictois " Further advances by the Fi.-neh jo the invasion of Alsmc :ne .innouncej in tho oltlci.il (mii.mi.'U''- ir- ifil to day. Aflei the captuie ..f .Met.o i' ves terday the F eic.i moved vn d rth and ho mil of the village, di-n.ni the Germans to the cast bank of the Focht The success of this opci mon is admitted! by the German War i mice, accordlnw to the ofllcl.il ttaieuienl Issued in Herlln P -day, which has been telesi aphed hero from London. Apparently the Heitnans have ,ib,m. dnnert the town ,f SondeiP.ich. m l e southern branch of the Fe.ip , fc' ndles south of Mctv.er.il In this legion the French repot ts tell of 'eaiv lighting nnu the capture of three mm lime guns. The heavy artllle. of the French has located the German gun which lias been bombarding Dunkltk at lnnc range and effort are now being made lo put the piece out of .ictlon. Fifteen more shelis were thrown into the Channel poit this morning Wnr Order Mnieiiifiit, The communique Issued 'his evening was as folb ns During the morning about fifteen more shells were thrown Into Dunkirk, Our heavy battorltxi engaged th