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Remember to Have The T-D Sent to Your Resort Address. Pur ing Va cation Let The T-D Keep You Posted on Richmond's Homz News. 65th YEAR VOLUME 0.%. M MliRIt 184 RICHMOND. VA.. SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1915.?TWELVE PAGES WKM"r\ ?FAIR PRICE, 2 CENTS STUART LEAVES FOR SAN FRANCISCO; . * I Governor of Virginia Is Accom- j panied by Blues' Bat talion and Staff. WILL BE MUCH ENTERTAINED "Never Felt Better in My Life," Says Chief Executive on Leaving Home. Beginning the Journey to the Pacific Coast under ideal weather conditions and with the plaudits of a great throng of people who crowded M^in Street Station, Governor Henry Stuart and his staff, under the escort of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues' Battalion. left Richmond yesterday afternoon at 5:10 o'clock on a special train over the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway for San Francisco. The Vir ginians will be absent tiiree weeks. As the members of the party are truly representative of the citizenry of Rich mond and the State at laree, they are expected to make a decidedly favorable impression in the dozen or more States through which they will pass. The big feature of the trip will be the Virginia Day exercise ?t the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San I"ran< is< o ncx! Thurs d a y. - "I never felt better in tnv life." said Governor Stuart as he left the execu tive ofRf-es yesterday afternoon pre> paratorv to motoring to the station. "This long trip across the country may be something of an ordeal, but 1 don't think I was ever in better physical shape to stand it. I anticipate a de lightful time.'1 IIOWIiKS lillKATM IM.KASKIl with show r\?; iik < o>imamj Major E. W. Bowie?, commanding The Blu?s" Battalion, was greatly pleased with the prospects for the showing the crack military command will make on the trip. Sufficient funds were raised to take thirteen officers and l"fi en listed men. insuring .? proper formation for each of the four companies during the several parades on the schedule. "The battalion will snake a splendid showing, and I am sure will do foil Justice to the reputation of Richmond and Virginia. I wish to express my tiianks to the employers of members of the battalion in giving the men three weeks' leave. The \\.i> the people of Richmond and the State have come to our assistance, financially and other* wise, has been very gratifying The trip is the most elaborate the Blues have undertaken, and I atn confident }|iat It win be .? success from start to finish." The Blues left their armory at o'clock and escorted Governor Stuart and his staff to the station. Many per sonal friends of the Governor together with large numbers of wives, sisters and sweethearts of the Blues and other people, had gathered to bid the Vir ginians God-speed. fJOVERXOK STt ART HOLDS IM-'OIOJAL IIKI III'TION With members of his . ...it grouped about him on the observation platform of the rear car of the special. Governor Stuart was photographed He held an informal receptiotj before the train left, and his friends commented o;i his ap parently robust physical condition. Although the westward trip to San Francisco will occupy only five days, a series of receptions and entertain ments for the Virginians has been ar ranged en route Perhaps the most ex tensive program is set for St Louis Ibis afternoon, where the Virginia Society has spared nn pains to make the oc casion meraora hie. Governor Major, of Missouri; the National Guard of that State and city officials will participate, and the Blues will give their first pa rade on the Journey. At Kansas City Sunday morning at ?:3r> o'clock the entire party will attend divine services In an open-air auditorium. The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas will preach the sermon. The military will parade to and from the services. (?() VKItXOK lllK'KIVi;.* INVITATION FIIOM 101( Just "before hit departure. Governor Stuart received a telegram from Den ver, Col. extending an invitation to him and his immediate parly to attend a breakfast at the Crown Hotel Tues day morning. This affaii will lie in addition to a program already ar ranged. The Adjutant -General of Col orado yesterday wired Adjutant-Gen eral Sale for information regarding the personnel of the Kiues, indicating that a military escort would he offered the Virginia Governor during tjiuir stay in the capital of that State. Governor Spry, of Utah, and Mayor Park will head a reception committee at Salt I^ake City Tuesday afternoon. The Governors will review a military parade in one of the public parks, and a concert in the Mormon Tabernacle will follow. There will be stops of fifteen minutes each at Cincinnati and Ogden. Utah, on the way to the coast, ^ and the Chambers of Commerce in those cities will greet the travelers. When the Virginians detrain at Oak land, Cal., Wednesday night, a detach ment of the California Grays, the crack military regiment of the Pacific Coast, will be on hand to escort Gov ernor Stuart and his sjaff to the Pal ace Hotel, where the Governor will have his headquarters during the five days he will be it: San Francisco. Fol* lowing the parade and ceremonies in cident to the Virginia Day exercises next Thursday, the Blues will give an exl. 'Mpn drill and full-dress parade on th exposition grounds. ^Business ma.nagkk dahxiov ACCOM PA MKS PARTY In view of the fact that the State contributed $7,500 and the. city a like amount toward the expenses of the filue8 to San Francisco, Governor Stuart and Major Howies are particu (Contlnued on Third Page.) IDI.T "5TH" EXCI RSION TO IVKST POINT Only 50 cents round trip. Special train f.-otn Main Street Depot 3:45 A.' M. returning leave West. Point S P. M. Tlckem good also on Regular trains. Big day at West Point, lio l^el and Beach Park open. 1 W ilson's V acation to End on July 9 j Wanls to Rcach While House in ! Time to Receive German Reply. |l .?- : (Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.] WINDSOR. VT., July 2.?The German ' i : reply to the second Lusitania note will reach Washington about July S. accord- ' ini; to word reaching President Wilson from the capital to-day. As a result of this information, the President Is planning to depart from Marlakenden House on either July 9 or 10, so that he will reach tine White House In time to participate in the consideration of the note with Seere-' tary I.anslng and other officials. \\ hile it is understood that confiden tial information relating to the con-; tents of the note has heen received byj I'he President from Ambassador Gerard.! j no comment was otnalnable on it to-; i night. i Reports from Colonel E. M. House. , James M. Gerard. the American ambas-. ! sador to Germany, and Secretary of j State Lansing, relating to the European I situation, were studied by the President , to-da\. He spent several hours in his library, as the rain prevented the sched I uled polf game. ' , Rumors are heard in Windsor that | the President Is giving consideration to the names of former Governor Simeon Baldwin, of Connecticut, and former Representative A. Mitchell Palmer for 1 the post of counselor of the State De partment. recently made vacant by the promotion of Robert Lansing to the secretary*!) ip. It is not expected th? President will nialc1 any selection. how I ever. i>? fore he returns to Washington. *~>n an automobile ride this afternoon. President Wilson visited an old tea house in Ascutneyville, Vt. .Mrs. Norman Gait, of Washington, is now a truest at Marlakenden House. ! he President played several games of pool with Dr. Grayson to-night LARGE GIFT OF REAL ESTATE W. ? ?. \ntor Transfer* *7.u:$n.(iOO nrfh to 111* Vounsrnt Son. NLW \ July 2.?Deeds record | intr the transfer of $7,230,000 worth of real estate from William Waldorf Astor. of England. to his youngest son. Captain John Jacob Astor. on file here to-day. were declared to constitute the largest gift of real estaf* other than by bvriueat ever recorded in New York City. The deeds were (ilod yesterday by counsel for the elder Mr. Astor's j interests in this country The nift in cluded half of tho old Astor House, the other half of which was torn down i two years ?ro. and two office buildings ! in th?- financial district. Captain John Jacob Astor by this rift ; becomes one of the largest real estate | holders of Manhattan Island. Ho joined the English at my several years "Ko. and went to the front with the ; British troops early in the war as cap tain of the First Life Guards It was reported that he was wounded in a battle in Prance last October. FOR AMERICANIZATION DAY President Kiprrssen . Hope That Move ment Will fir Successful. i NEW YORK, July 2. ? President Wil son has indorsed Americanization Day, j the purpose of which is to bring all the peoples of Ameri ,i into closer unity and a common understanding of Ameri , ur. citizenship. The President h;.s written Frank Trumbull, chairman of the National Americanization-Day Committee, i/i New York, that he hopes the movement will be successful. The National Americanization - Day Committee, recently organized, will re quest all cities to hold citizenship re ceptions as part of this year's Fourth of July exercises. The committee will urge, too. the holding of neighborhood meetings in communities not celebrat ing. so the advantages of citizenship ? will be emphasized. HARD TO STAY NEUTRAL Spain (Irdfrs That Wnr Ruentlon Br .Not l)lwti*Hfil in Public. MADRID, July <via Paris).?Spain is experiencing difficulty in maintain ing neutrality, and. in n further effort to preserve it. an official order has been given not to discuss the question in public. The Deputies of the left who oppose the government policy, in formed Premier Dato they proposed a speech -making campaign directed against the Cabinet, because of the suppression of public meetings. The Premier replied that he would au thorize meetings un condition that neutrality he not mentioned. He said discussion of this question would serve only to give public expression of sym pathy (or one side or the other in the war. INQUEST POSTPONED Inquiry Into Deaths of .Melton Brothers nntl J. S. l.enke to He Conducted l.nter. WEST POINT. OA.. July 2.?The in quest set for to-day at Flanton's Kerry, Ala., near here, into the deaths of Mack an^, LCpps Melton and J. S. I/cake, whose bodies were found early this week in the Chr.ttahooche River, was postponed until Monday, July 5. The bodies bore evidence that the Mel ton brothers and Leake had been mur dered. Reports l\st night that a fourth body, thought to he that of Toney Mel ton. father of two of the victims, had beep, found in the river, proved un founded to-day. PROMINENT EDUCATOR DEAD Rev. JanieM \V. Wlghtmnn, D. D? Passes Array at IVnsliliiBton. WASH1NOTON. July 2.?The Rev. James \V. Wigluman, D. D., a promi nent Presbyterian educator, is dead here, aged soventy-eight. lie former ly was president of Wlleon College, Pennsylvania, and Ogden College, Ken tucky. United States Determined He Shall Not Re-Enter Country j ' From American Territory. MAY BE DEPORTED TO SPAlfJ j . Reassuring Reports on Conditions at Capital Received by State Department. I WASHINGTON. July 2.?The United i States is determiner! that General Vic ! torlano Huerta shall not re-enter Mexico from American territory while ' he may constitute a factor for the dis turbance of the political or military | situation. I By Just what mean:* Huerta is to be heir! has not been determined. He now ts at liberty on bond, and will be Riven a hearing on July 12. when the De partment of Justice will endeavor to press its charge of neutrality viola tion? Meanwhile, department agents are keeping Huerta under surveillance, j Ktnnhasis was laid in official quarters to-day on the possible rearrest of Huerta as a result of a formal request for extradition received yesterday from the Villa Governor of the State of Chihuahua. Should the government fall to prove that Huerta is guilty of violat ing American neutrality, or decide to withdraw its charges. hicli officials pointer! out he could be rearrested and hejrl for forty days without bail penrl iiiH receipt of evidence from the Villa authorities. M Ot 1,1) BK <? I VK\ IIMA HIM; AT KM) OF KOKTV-DA Y PKHIOIJ At the ind of the forty-day period Huerta would be Riven a hraring and discretionary power would be exercised by the Secretary of Stat" to follow or ignore the Federal commissioner before wlto'ii extradition charges might be heard. Some talk was heard to-day about a possible deportation of Huerta to Spain. Assistant Attorney-General Warren, of j the Department ^of Justice, conferred with Secretary Wilson, of the Depart 1 ment of Labor, and Commissioner-<5en eral CaminetU. of the Immigration bu reau, on the subject. Officials gen erally. however, doubted that any stat ute could be invoked to warrant de ' portation in the event Huerta finally is freed. , it is expected government agents and th>- military authorities will keep Mm under watch and prevent his return to Mexico. Official? think he uould prefer to remain in the United States rather I than take such a chance. I ni:ASSt lll>(.- IlKPOKTS KROA1 J1KS IC.'O t'lTV WASH1NGTON. July 2.?The situation In Mexico City has been painted worse than it is, and the city does not face actual starvation, according to reports reaching the State Department to-day from refugees in Vera Cruz. v% ho left the capita! on Tuesday. Ai coi ding to these advices, looting has been confined largely to small gro Lei> stores The department issued the following summary of the dispatcher: "The State Department is in receipt of a telegram, dated July 1. from Vera Cruz, stating that several persons who left Mexico City on Tuesday on route lo the United States bring reassuring reports as to the situation there. They report that while there has been some racking, it has been confined mostly to small grocery stores by crowds of women. They state that the condition of the poorer class has not reached the point of actual starvation. . ? It is reported in Vera Cruz that 1.500 Villistas have left Mexico City and gone n.iri H ** MNE MACHINE GIXS SEIZED OX BOItDER MI- PASO. T EX.. July 2.?Further seizures of weapons supposed to have been collector! here for the new Mexi can revolution were recorded to-day! when the Federal authorities raided premises said to be owned by Ike and! Frank Alderete. codefemlants with Vic toriano Hutrta and three others in the alleged conspiracy to violate United States neutrality. .To-day's booty was nine machine guns. NO SYMPATHY^FOR GERMANS i Trntle 1'nlnnlntw of <;renf Itrttnlu InUin pnntlj DImhIhh Proposals. LONDON. July 2.?The trade union ists of Great Britain to-day dismissed with contumely the suggestion that a vote of sympathy be given their Ger man fellow-unionists in trade. "Drop such sentimental bosh." was the prompt demand made by Ben Til- i lett, the lighting head of a number of! leading unions, when the proposal came 1 before the annual conference at Derby. "This is a scrap." he added, "and must be fought out in that spirit. ! Whoever heard of two prize fighters I stopping in the middle of a fight to j kiss each other?" ' Another delegate declared: "British | workmen whose sons are at the front i are so bitter on account of German outrages that they would hardly be ; i content with anything less than the ! wiping out of the German people." Loud cries of "next business" finally ended discussion of the proposal. TO WED IN CHAPEL ROYAL I.orinp-I'nue MnrrlOKe Mill He At tended Ity King nud Queen. i LONDON, July 2.-?King George, it 1 ! was announced to-day has placed the | I Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace, at j the disposal of Walter Mines Page, the j American ambassador, for tho marriage of the ambassador's daughter. Miss j Katherine Page, to Charles G. Lorlng, i of Boston. The couple will be married | there in August, with the King and Queen Mary present. FOURTH OF JIJIjV AT THE SEASHORE. Uxe C. A O. Fast Trains?l-ea'lng Illoh monil dully 9:00 A. M.. II noon and C.O0 P. M. The route that breaks the monotony. Former President of Mexico Ex pires, Surrounded by His Family, in Paris. REMARKABLE CAREER ENDS As Master of His Country for 35 Years, He Made It Prosper ous and Stable. PARIS, July 2.?Gencr.il Porfirio Diaz. former President of Mexico, tliefl here early to-night. General Diaz's wife, Senova Carmen i Romero Rubins Diaz, and their son. j Porflrio Diaz. Jr.. and the latter's wife v. ete by his side u-lien the end came. General Diaz began to fail rapidly! | a^out threr* ago, and while his: J death was not unexpected, owing to' his advanced av and recent failing i health, the crisis came suddenly thisi ! afternoon. Porllrio Diaz. Jr.. and his' j wife were hastily suitimoned, and ar-i rived at th? bedside only a few moments j , before the end, which came at 7 o'clock to-night. Colonel Diaz, in announcing the death of his father, said that lie was unable [ to stale the nature of the malady, but expressed the opinion that a complica- j iion of diseases, due to advanced age.: was the cause. Two tracic occurrences marked the | death of the exiled ruler. Owing to I ' the troubled state in Mexico, it has . been Judged impossible to send the | : body home with all the ceremony which j j would have befitted oik- of the figures of Mexican history, and. further, Col ' one! Porfirio Diaz. Jr., has tried in vain j to inform his sisiers. S'-nora Ignaclo , de la Torre and Scnora Rincon Gallardo, now in Mexico, of their father's death, j NOXK OK OIJ) KllHON|}S WITH HIM WHK.V KM) CONKS ; Not-l^ss tragic perhaps is the fact i that not one of those whom General , Diaz raised up as his assistants in gov- ; erning Mcxico. ami who prospered and \ grew rich in th'r shadow of his great- j ness. were with him when he died. Jose Yves de Limantour, former Mexi can Minister of Finance, is in London: ' Francisco de la Harra. former Provi- | sional President of Mexico, and holder of other important positions, and , Guillermo de Landa. former governor ! of the Federal district in Mexico are , in Biarritz. France. Scarcely any one outside the family knew of the serious ness of Genera! Diaz's illness or that lie was in Paris. The end seems to have been brought about by failure of the heart, weak ened by ?.n attack of grippe last year. This illness left the aged exile blind. Nevertheless, he walked daily last spring in the Bois de Boulogne, which he loved because it resembled the : Chapultepec in Mexico City. He had been hoping to go to Biarritz shortly, but illness prevented. General Diaz lived here in simplicity. : occupying ,n modest apartment, in striking contrast to the great houses maintained by friends who left Mexico with him. No decision has been made concern ing disposition of the body or the date of the funeral. inti:rkstisu (.limpsk OF IlKMAIt l\ A IIIjK <AHI0i;n The letter with which General Por firio Diaz announced <>n May Co, lSll, his resignation from ti? presidency of Mexico, after having been master of the country for th:rt>-ti vc- years, fcives in his own words an interesting glimpse of his remarkable cutter. It reads: "Sir.?The Mexican people who gen erouslv have covered me with honors, who proclaimed me as their leader dur ing the international war, who patri otically assisted nie in all works under taken to develop industry and the com merce of the republic, establish its credit, pain for it the respect of the world and obtain for it an honorable position in the conceit of nations?that same people, sir, have revolted in armed military bands, stating that my pres ence in the fxercises of the supreme executive powei is tiie cause of this insurrection. "1 do not know of any fact imputable to nie uhiih could have caused tii.s social phenomenon, but permitting, though nut admitting;, that I may l?e unwitting);, culpable, such a possibil ity makes nie the least able to reason out and decide my own culpability. Therefore, respecting as I have always respected the ?.*?11 of the people. and in accordance with article 8" of the Federal Constitution. 1 come before the supreme representatives of the na tion in order to resign, unreservedly, the office of Constitutional President of thf republic, with which the national \ote honored nie, which I do with the more reason, since, in order to con t . ve in ollice. it would be necessary to ? fd Mexican blood, endangering *.he r enit of the country, dissipating its vcalth, exhausting its resources and txposing its policy to international complications. "1 hope, gentlemen, that when the passions which are inherent to all revolutions have been calmed a more conscientious and just study will bring out in the national mind a correct judg ment. which, when 1 die. 1 may carry graven on my soul as a Just estimate of the life which 1 have devoted, and will devote, to my countrymen." MADKUO KICVOKl TION CAL'SJS OF ItlCSKi.NATION' The revolution led by General Fran cisco 1. Madero. Jr., had brought about the aged President's reported pledge early in 1911 to r?*t-ign his office in a bargain for peace, but on May -4, the day on which the resignation was ex pected. it was not forthcoming. Riots occurred that day in Mexico City, dur ing which many persons were killed. The National Palace was stoned by mobs, shouting "Viva Madero!" and demanding to know why Diaz did not resign. The next day he read his letter of resignation to the Chamber of Depu ties. A large majority voted aye; the 'other legislators rose and bowed their affirmation as their names were called. (Continued on Second Page.) Former Mexican Dictator Dies in Exile 1 I German Mine-Layer, ('luised by Four Russian Cruisers, Huns Aground. TWK.VTY-OXF. OF CRKW KILLKI) Art ion Observed on Thursday Night and Karly Friday Morning?Tor pedo Boat, With Many Wounded, Readies Port on Mast. t LONDON", .luly 2.?"A naval action occur! oil this morning' off the east coast of the Island of Gothland." says' Renter's Stockholm correspondent. "The German mint- layer Albatross was chased by four Russian cruistrs. and ran aground to escape capture. Twen ty-one of the mine layer's crew were killed rind twenty-seven wounded." mkssakk from i.dthla.M) TKI.I.S ??!?? \AV.U- IIAri'LR 1 I.ON 1 JON. July ?Reutor's Copen hagen correspondent says a message has been received frcJm Gothland t?*ll iiic of a naval l>attle off the coast of that island. According to the message.! gunfire was heard last night, and early to-day a n.:\al action was observed from Ljugarti harbor, and later war ships st-aiml north. At 1" o'clock four cruisers were recti closely en gaged near land Later a German tor pedo-boat. with many wounded, ar rived at Kattahammersvlk, on the east coast. An official statement by the Russian j War Office on July 1 told of an at- j tempt by German warships to bombard the port of Windau. Courland. and to land troops. This attempt was re- ] pulsed. Windau is a Russian port j across the Baltic from Gothland. TWO (? Kit MAN HAITI,KSMtl'S OA.MAtiKD l.\ IIATTLK ; t.'OI'KXHAGEX. July - (via London. July .'?).?The German battleship Wit telsbach, which i.s damaged, and a bat tleship of the Kaiser class, with manj ' shots under the water line from the liattle in the LSaltic, have return* d to Kiel. The Politiken's l'eirograd lorrespon dent states that it is reported that not only was i German torpedo-boat sunk at Windau. but that a cruiser of the j Magdeburg type also was lost. BET ON SAFETY OF ADRIATIC Otitis of Tli'fee t<i One (.Ivrn 'I'lifit l.luer Will Not !!?? Torpedoed. (Special t<> Tile Times -1 'i.spa tch. | NIOW YullK. Jul;- ?Three to one are the odds prevailing in the betting , on the maritime exchange to-day that | i lie White Star liner Adriatic, which' sailed from this port Wednesday, will reach Liverpool in safety, without be ing torpedoed by German submarines. The interest in the ship and active betting ar? the results of announce ments made by Germans here, precise ly as was the case when the I.usitania sailed, that she will be sent to the hot torn. Officers of the company say they have unbounded faith in the ability of Captain II. F. Hayes, cominandei of the liner, to warp her into her berth ! in safety. They also assert there is j nothing remarkable in tin? fact that 1 local Germans are buzzing over the 1 vessel, because of the importance of I the passengers, iu-hiding Canadian and English officials, and the value of the big war cargo. The American passengers include P. H. Luke and ,vife. San Francisco: .Miss L M. Kdie. A. W. Catlin, Waltef G. Wymnn and W. A. Nixon, New York:' John Miller. Roston, and Mrs. Flora Lc.es, Chicago. j 4TH .IL'I-V I.OW PARKS TO I1ALTIMORK by water?York River J.tne. Delightful s.ili up Chesapeake Hay. Only round trlu Inquire Do.' K. Main . M.iJlson 272. TERRIFIC EXPLOSION II CAPITOL BUILDING Believed to Ijuve Been Caused by Some Kind of Bomb or In fernal Machine. WRECKS ROOM ON SENATE SIDE Officials Think Explosive Was Placed by Crank, Who Desired to Create Sensation?No One --.Is Reported Injured. WASHINGTON*. July 2.?A tremend ous explosion, believed to have been caused by some kind of bomb or in fernal machine, wrecked the public re ception room on the east side of the Capitol Building shortly before mid night to-night. No oih- was injured. Officials believe that the explosive was placed by a crank, who desired to create a sensation. Visitors were al low eci in the room during the day, and a timed machine might have been left without attracting attention. The explosion was in the reception room on the second floor, next to the sergeant-at-arms's office. The doors of the room were 'olown out. Authorities immediately, began an investigation. The doors of the Capitol were closed immediately after the explosion, and 1:0 one was permitted to enter while the investigation was under way. He fore the origin of the explosion had been explained, some reports in circu lation said it might have been caused by a bomb. Reports said the windows in the re ception room had been blown out, that an immense plate-glass mirror had been demolished, and that part of the ceiling and walls were torn down. The explosion was heard for several blocks. Persons who reached the Capitol soon after the explosion occurred said they noticed the odor of burned powder, which persisted for some time. Elliott W'-ods, superintendent of the t'apito! Huihling: Sergeant-at-Arms Higgins. of the Senate, and the head of the Capitol police, who directed the inquiry, refused to give any theory of the cause of the explosion until the investigation was concluded. no official st.vi i:mi:vr ^ i:t ma ma i?t ulic Superintendent Wood, of the Capitol Huilding. summoned by panic-stricken watchmen, made, a hurried investiga tion. and then telephoned for an ex pert on explosives. L'ntil the expert has made his report, no "official statement concerning the incident will be made public. The building had been closed since dark, and there was no one in it but the watchmen and teh phou. switch board operators. Watchman Jones, on the lloor below at the east entrance, said he tVas blown from his chair. The report could be heaid for a mile, and in a few minutes a crowd of ex cited people had gathered. In the meantime, lights had been switched on, and excited officials were rushing back and forth on two Moors of the great building. After the tirst tumors of a bomb, some of the investigators con cluded that the blast bad been caused by spontaneous combustion in a gas pipe. The sides of the wall were torn out. however, and all the pipes appar ently were intact. There has been no gas fixtures on the Senate's side since an explosion occurred there twenty years ago. A strong odor permeated the build ing. but none seemed able to detect whut it was. No trace cotlld be found of an exploded bomb or of anything else which might have cr.used liie ex plosion. Superintendent Wood said he had examined the structural features of the building and found there was no damage except in the immediate vicin ity of the reception-room. KNCKi:i>IMiI.Y LOW KXCIRSION KARKs to Niagara Full*, nl.-to to Atlantic City, t.'ap* May and ollirr Jersey ne*i>hore poIntH via Yftrk nivsr I.In* and Baltimore. Full infor mation at 901" E. Main. MudUou T>i. GERMANS RESUME HEAVYARTILLERY FIRE IN FRANCE Their Advance on Galicia and Poland Still Unchecked. NO LET-UP IN INTENSITY OF EASTERN OPERATIONS Same Story for Weeks, Teutonic Rush Followed by Rus sian Retreat. FIGHTING OX DARDANELLES Hamilton Records Repulse of Vi cious Counterattack by Turks. i ? i Heavy Fighting on Many Fronts HEAVY flp;l>tliiK In the Darda nelles, dtirlnsr lvlilrli the French took a Turkish rcdoulit of six linen of trrnrlirx; tlie recurrence <?f heavy nrtlllcry Are by the (irrniniiH nt mnny points In Frnncei tlie Keneral retrent of tlie ItiiK.slaiin nlonu the < ? it 11 n l,lpn, nnd n nnvnl notion olV tlie ennt const of the Island of (aothinnil, nre nmonR tlie more Important developments of the wnr, nw reeounted In various of lleinl statements nnd mp>KiiRc? from unr correspondents. The Intent French nnd llritfsh re ports, denliujc with operations In the Dardanelles, Indicate thnt the French now occupy a stronpr system of 1 n trrnchmrntK from wliioli they drove the enemy In severe flitlitlnR on the morning of June :i(t. According to both stntements, the Turtis loijt heavily in n series of attacks n^nlusf the Ilrltlsh, which were repulsed. Dlspntchos from Stockholm and t.?oprnlinKeu nlve meiiRer reports of the navnl enenRempnt In the llaltic Von off the east const of the Island of tiothlnnd. Several vtarships nre snid to have been enfja^ed. A mes from Copenhagen states that the (lermnn battleship Wit telsbaoh, which wns dninnKcd In the nctlon, and a battleship of the Knlser class, with mnuy shots under her water line, have returueil to Kiel. Another report of the action states thnt tlie (irrmnn minelayer Albatross was chased by four Russian cruisers nnd rnn unround to escape capture. Tvieuty-oue of the minelayer's crew were killed an?I twenty-seven wound ed. It is stated that n (iermnu torpedo-boat has nrrlvet! nt Knt tlinmmersvlk, on the 1 east coast of <>othlund, with many wounUcd, I LONDON", July 2.?The sudden re sumption of heavy artillery fire by the ' liermans in France is a marked feature of the fighting on the western front, while the Austro-Gcrman advance in ' Galicia and Poland is unNhecked. and tine Teutons have shown no disposition to diminish the Intensity of their eastern i offensive. ' j The Polish fortress of Z:imo3c has | been captured, and Berlin claims ad ' vanoes in other sectors of strategic lm j portance in the east. For weeks it has | been the same story in this Lheater? ; an Austro-German rush, a Russian re ! treat?and the end is not in sight. There has been during the week no ' official news from the British front in t-Flanders. but General Sir Ian Hamilton, I commanding the allied land forceB at j the Dardanelles, in his second official dispatch of the week, records the re pulse of a vicious counterattack by the Turks, who were bent on recovering lost ground south of the fortified hill t of Achia Baba and the strong position I at Krithia. which the British for some , time have been attempting to envelop. COI vri-'.HSTKOKK I.A I Xt'iltOD ItY Tl ItkS WITH I1AYONET The British forged forward last Mon day ami the* following day, and the Turks, after sapping and mining, launched a counters! roke with the bayonet. This was crushed, while the j French forces, operating on tJ.e right ! in Kerevesdere Valley, toward the east (coast of Gallipoli, advanced and con solidated ground won the last of June. Despite hard fighting ever since the landing on April L'5. the Franco-British expedition only lately has achieved any thine notable toward .strengthening its hold on the tip of the Gallipoli Pe ninsula. Achia iiaba is a small Gibral tar. bristling with machine guti3, sur rounded by barbed wire and terraced with trenches. This is the reason why any allied progress is hailed with great i satisfaction in England. It Is interesting to note the tributes to the Turks' bravery, and even gallan try, paid in almost every dispatch from British correspondents aj the Dard.i I nolles. At no time during the peninsula I lighting have the Turks been accused I of atrocities. ^ Ml MTIONS MliAKl I'ASSKS HOl'SE OK I.OItDS The munitions measure, giving David I I,loyd George, Minister of Munitions, wide power to whip up the ammunitions supply, passed the Mouse of Lords to day, and will be a statute when the King aflixes his signature. There are manifold indications throughout the United Kingdom that liie people only now, after nearly a year, fully sense the seiiousness of the war Only a few months ago the boast was "business as usual.'' Theater patronage was undiminished and the restaurant trade normal. The Cablrmt ministers now are urging the necessity of the most rigid economy by lndl? vldualu, and school children ar?> fec.in*?