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"From Press to Horn? Within the Hour* Lut Waek* Swan M Ctrealat1?B? D?IJy iTttiif, M.TCSl Intar, U.TM. No. 19,976. WASHINGTON, D. 0? MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1915?EIGHTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT. HAGUE SUGGESTION REJECTED FIRMLY - IN MINDER Germany Told to Obey Sea Law of That Tribunal First. PRESENT CONTROVERSIES WILL NOT BE ARBITRATED Jvery Contention of Berlin That Might Lead to Prolonged Ne gotiations Denied. NOTE EEADY TO GO FORWARD Should Be in Kaiser's Capital Within 36 Hours?Secretary Bryan Sees President?Warning to Allies In Document. An important feature of Presi dent Wilson's rejoinder to Ger niany, which will reach Berlin in thirty-six hours, is to be a rejec tion by the United States that there is any feature of the con- ; troversy with Germany that this country would submit to The Hague or any other tribunal. This statement was made today by a responsible source. It is possible that such declaration will not be prominent In the American rejoinder, but though subordinated it is considered by government officials to be a very important phrase of the document. ^This rejection is made very clear to forestall any suggestion of such a course by the German govern ment, and a consequent delay for dip lomatic correspondence. In the reply of Germany a sugges tion was made that other cases than the Lusitania, under dispute, might be submitted to The Hague, and this was p grain mentioned in an authorized statement by ron Jagow, the German secretary of foreign afTalrs. Polite In Tone. Though exceedingly polite in tone, the President will lnferentlally Indi cate. It Is claimed, that untiUQermany . omplies with the terms of existing Hague agreements, particularly relat ing to restrictions of marine warfare intended to prevent the useless sacri fice of human life, it would seem idle to *o to another Hague tribunal. Under no circumstances is the ad ministration willing to submit to an international tribunal the controversy ?Oing on. Briefly, the President stands upon the facts which he had investigated prior to sending the first note, and Germany's intimations that the facts are not as opposed by this country are not ac cepted. With the President rejecting prac t.cally every contention of Germany t at will lead to prolonged negotiation, t is plainly apparent today to those Iio are keeping in touch with the sit tion that Mr. Wilson's rejoinder will . i t ua 11 y assert that there can be no ;v;s for future negotiations and that ?? United States most earnestly de cs that Germany squarely meet the ues raised by this country. Other Governments Involved. \ phase of the note that will be most satisfactory to Germany, however, and which many sincerely hope will be the ground upon Which Germany will ac cept the contentions of the United States, is the alleged direct assurance to the imperial German government that, having settled the differences with that government, the United Stains will seek to maintain Its rights to send its ships to Germany when those ?hii - contain nothing contra band. and especially when they are fill ed with food and clothes for the civil ian population of Germany The attempt to have Great Britain snd France yield to the rights of neu trals would also give protection to neutral vessels destined to neutral countries against the seizures that have been so seriously complained of in this country. The President's note, therefore, will Jay the foundation for an agreement between Germany and Great Britain, even if tacit only, by which the things each complains of so bitterly may be adjusted ? Germany's unyielding posi tion that so long as Great Britain tries to starve her people by stopping all shipping to that country she will con tinue her submarine attacks upon all veesels destined for Great Britain, and i Great Britain's claim that Germany, by j her methods, is a marine outlaw and that she will not let up on her starva- ?! tion program. Warning to Allies. The note, if today's information is 1 correct, will be much broader than a j firm notice to Germany to respect the rights of the United States and other neutrals It will be a warning to Great Britain and the allies, probably not lri the 8*nse of being named directly, that the United Stales will hereafter guard most carefully all marine rights and fosist most strongly against interfer ences with trade that are so often il legal and Improper under all present i lies ?>f warfare. Tt is not understood that the Presi dent will attempt to discuss with Ger any the attitude to be assumed by the United States toward Great Britain oi to admit that Germany has any ?-laim to even suggest what we shali , iay before the British government, but ;t would be proper, according to the view today, for the President to assure ?iermany that her case is the most seri ous of those now before the govern ment and that it is proposed to settle one case at a time, despite the earnest purpose to take up the others as they are reached. Secretary Bryan, in his note to Am bassador von Bernstorff in April last, notified the ambassador that Germany had nothing to do with our program toward Great Britain, but did intimate that the administration knows its rights and the obligations due to hu manity, neutral and otherwise, and would insist upon all belligerents re specting these rights. It was maintained today that the sending of the note has been delayed that the President might rewrite the portions of it bearing upon our rejec tion of arbitration and the purpose of the United States to cause each and every belligerent nation to remain f .(Continued pa Eleventh Page.j BOTH LOSE SHIPS IN BALI BOTLE Berlin Reports Russian Cruiser Amur Sunk by German Submarine. PETROGRAD SAYS ENEMY LOST SEVERAL VESSELS Battle Squadrons Apparently Not En gaged in Fight at Entrance to Gulf of Riga. BERLIN, June 7, by wireless to Sayville, N. Y.?The following statement was given out here of ficially today: "A German submarine June 4 sank the Russian cruiser Amur, of the second class, near a Baltic port." Other Vessels Reported Lost. LONDON, June 7.?The naval engage ment at the entrance to the Oulf of Riga resulted In the sinking of sev eral German transports and one large vessel not named, says the Petrograd correspondent of the Times. The Rus sians lost one auxiliary ship. It Is surmised, the correspondent says, that a majority of the German ships hitherto concentrated at Kiel came out Into the Baltic, but the battle squad rons apparently were not engaged. It is believed In Petrograd that the Ger mans will repeat their attempt to land troops on the Russian coast. Loss of Transport Admitted. A semi-official, statement Issued at Petrograd, according to a Reuter dis patch, says that the Russian transport Yenisei has been sunk In the Baltic sea by a German submarine, while Russian mines and submarines have sunk three German steamers. The statement follows: "Reports from observation posts and from our submarines watching the coast reveal activity of the enemy near our coast, especially the approaches to the Gulf of Riga. Large enemy warships pre ceded by torpedo boats approached the entrance of the gulf on the 8d, but withdrew on perceiving our fleet. Air Attack Is Made. ''Shortly afterward the enemy sent out hydroaeroplanes, which attacked our ships. These hydroaeroplane at tacks were without result. Their pro jectiles missed our vessels and they were driven off by our artillery. "The enemy repeated the maneuver on the 4th, but was again frustrated by our submarlnea At the same time in the Baltic sea our transport Yenisei was attacked by the enemy's subma rines and sunk, thirty-two men being saved. "Reports dated the 6th seem to es tablish that three enemy steamers were sunk by mines placed in the route of the enemy and by the attacks of our submarines." DEMANDTHAffflANIA JOIN WITH THE ALLIES People of Bucharest Hold fereat Demonstration in Favor of War. IvONDON, June 7.?Reuters cor respondent at Bucharest telegraphs that a great demonstration was held there yesterday In favor of intervention by Rumania in the war in support of the allies. About 30,000 persons marched in procession, with flags flying and bugles sounding, to the Italian legation. There speeches were deliv ered eulogizing Italy for entering the war. In the afternoon partisans of Alex- I ander Marghlloman, the oonservatlve ' leader, together with socialists, organ ized a counter demonstration. Desert Opposition Leader. At a meeting of the executive com mittee of the conservative party the attitude of M. Marghlloman In favor of Germany was discussed. After a long debate the majority condemned his leadership of the party. M. Marghlloman thereupon left the meet ing, followed by his supporters. A meeting of the whole party has I been called for today, under the presi dency of Jean Lahovary, who repre sents the wing of the party which is favorable to the allies. Bulgaria Disavows Report. A dispatch to the Times from Sofia, dated Friday, says: "A communication Issued by the min isterial Journal yesterday declaring that Bulgaria was resolved to adhere to neutrality is now disavowed." BEJECTS BONAPAETE SWOBD. Italy Declines to Accept Services of Prince Louis Napoleon. ROME. June 6, via Paris, June 7.? The Italian gevernment has declined to accept the military services #of i'rlncs Louis Napoleon, because of "its delicacy of feeling toward France. Representatives of the former ruling families are forbidden by French law to serve in the army or navy of that country, and for that reason Prince j,ouls offered his services to Italy when she became an ally of Krance. Prince I/>uis Napoleon Is a grand nephew of Napoleon I. He has served as s major general In the Russian array and was at one time governor general of Erivan, Caucasia. His mother was Marie Clotilda, a princess ,#( Wuvor mmmm [John Skelton .Williams Urges j Serious Consideration of Civil Service Retirement. FAVORS SOME PROJECT TO MEET PROPER DEMAND I Further Discussion by Government j Employes of Questions Propounded ' in Star Coupon. "The matter of civil^ervice pension is | one for the serious consideration and j attention by Congress." The controller of the currency, John Skelton Williams, who so expresses himself on the subject of pensions for superannuated government employes, Is in favor of some project that will sat isfy the proper demand for a compe tency in old age for government em ployes who have given a life service to the public, and to improve the pub llce service by the retirement of men no longer fit for arduous work. He has declared himself in favor of no single project proposed. While assistant secretary of the Treasury in charge of finances Mr. Wil liams made an investigation of the sub ject. He gathered statistics regarding the ages and capabilities of clerks in the service of the Department of Jus tice, supposedly with a view to some recommendation on the Bubject. His transfer to the office of controller of the currency halted his investigations and took the matter out of his hands. Men Who Get Lowest Salaries. One of the government employes who wrote to the civil service editor during the poll taken by The Star on the ques tion of a retirement system for the civil service employes discussed the matter from the standpoint of the em ployes who receive the lowest salaries. He said: "The situation In the government service from the standpoint of watch man, skilled laborer, fireman and laborer, who receive lower wages than all classified clerks, indicates that this class of government employes are a little better than paupers. "The illustration of the same Is as follows; These employes receive a monthly salary of $50 to $60 per month with no prospect of promotion. They generally have families to support, paying identically the same prices for the necessities of life as the high salaried clerk does. "These low-salaried employes render eight hours instead of seven hours of service per day and under present con ditions are living like paupers, at the very gate of the poorhouse, because on such scant salary they are not able to save a single cent for a rainy day, nor are they able to engage in work on the side to earn some extra money, as clerks are able to do. "Rent takes nearly half. It costs not less than $20 to $25 per month for quarters in the city, or by living In the suburbs where the rent is somewhat cheaper they have to make up the dif ference In paying car fare. Next, they cannot set the table for a small family for less than $1 per day or $30 to $35 per month?the month's salary is gone "Clothing, doctor's bills, medicine] life insurance and a number of other items are to be paid out of about $10 as a balance of a montfily salary at the rate of $70, but Impossible on $60. "The writer is in a position to men tion a number of government employes' of this class who wore second-hand clothing. Pleasure can receive no con sideration after the day's work is fin ished; the government employe can only sit down at home with a half filled stomach like a prisoner in jail and probably spend the lonesome even ing in reading a penny paper. It will be well to remember that a number of outside people who are working for low wages are very frequently appli cants for help from the Associated Charities. "Further, I would invite your attention to the fact that numbers of young gov ernment clerks spend a part of their office time In preparation for special schooling as doctors, dentists, lawyers, etc., and when their course is completed they leave the government service be cause of the very poor inducements to remain. The proposition of a pension Is well enough for the real old em ployes. but under present conditions and Inducements the younger class of employes does not expect to stay long enough In the service to become bene ficiaries of a retirement pension So at first higher or living wages for the present and the problem of pension later on. Would Include All Earners. Another employe declared his belief that pensions should be extended to all wage earners throughout the country If the government employes were to be pensioned. "Old age pensions are In vogue In some parts of the world," he laid 4? we are going to make that the basis of pensions for civil service emSloles to be consistent It should be applied to the citizen universally, regardless of whose pay roll his name happen, to be on Otherwise would not aSch legis lation be class legislation? Shall we take the money of all the people and give it to a select few. especially when it cannot be shown that that few m a class are better off than the majority of the rest of the citizens of the coun "They may cite the pension systems of large corporations, such as Pennsylvania railroad, for instance but the case is not analogous. The cor poratlon is not Interested In any class of people except its own employes and them" ?W" money to Pension "Would It be wise to further enlarge that class of people who have no In centive to economize for the future who rest secure in the knowledge that their own improvidenoe is provided against by a too generous government"1 Does such a course develop the best ' class of citizens In any country** "III regard to your question So - I believe there should he a civil service retirement law. It should operate au tomatlcally at a given age. There should he some provision, with ade quate and ample safeguards, for re tlrement at an earlier age. If emclency so demands. Contributory Plan Only Hope. On the ground that the contributory plan was the only retirement and pen sion system for which the employes could hope, another wrote to the civil service editor as follows: "As one member of Congress has said who is friendly to the government clerks?and I believe that hA,!. the candid oplalon of all congrfssn??n who are In favor of or opposfd to"S2 retirement question?not a slnirl. ? ber of Congress will b? re-electerf^ he votes for the straight retlremlnl because, unfortunately, the peopl??!*' on? " th* atatea?the vote"f_ha? formed the erroneous Idea that a ?v ?nunaqt clerkship u a T?-lt*bl. cure, a position of big pay, easy hours and no work, and, therefore, if a straight civil pension bill were to be passed by Congress they would at once raise a howl and outcry, and would then proceed to kill the re-election of every congressman who had contributed to the passage of such a bill. There fore, I would advise the government clerks, one and all, to vote for the con tributory plan, and such a bill will then, as I honestly think, undoubtedly go through successfully. Half a loaf is better than none at all. Then, after thi# wedge has been made, in the near future, a straight civil pension may, and, undoubtedly, 1 think, will pass." Takes the Opposite View. One of the employes frankly stated his own case as an argument against the contributory plan, saying: "I am a law examiner at $1,600, upon which I am supporting a wife and four children. In addition, I am purchasing a home, upon which I am paying taxes in addition to my installment pay ments, amounting to more than 3 per cent of my salary. I am, therefore, opposed to any system of compulsory payments from my salary of from 3 to 5 per cent or more, which the advo cates of a contributory pension state will be required to keep It up, as I cannot afford to have such amounts taken from salary and thus diminish the fund left to me to support my fam ily. "Their theory that the establishment of their contributory pension scheme will result in wholesale promotions is all 'moonshine.' Promises are only made to the ear to be broken to the hope. I have an unredeemed promise now nearly two years old?less prom ising now, apparently, than it was when made." MORE BRITISH VESSELS SUNK BY SUBMARINES Bark, Small Steamer and Five Trawl^ ers Reported as Bag of Germans. LONDON, June 7, 2:S0 p.m.?The Brit ish bark Sunlight of Liverpool, 1,298 net tons, has been sunk by a German submarine. The captain and crew of the bark ar rived at Queenstown today. They say that they were given time to take to their hoats before the vessel was sunk by shell Are from the submarine. The Sunlight left Macorls, Santo Domingo, May 1. for the Clyde. A dispatch received here from Aber deen says the British steamer Star of the West also has been sunk by a Ger man submarine. A trawler brought the crew into Aberdeen. The lost steamer was a small vessel of sixty-four tons. Five more trawlers have been sunk hv German submarines. The attacks oc curred off Peterhead Saturday, and the noJberrv and Bardolph of Hull, Per ilmmon of Grimsby and Mazehound and Curlew of Sunderland were the vic tims. DEFEATS M00BISH REBELS. Spain Takes Two Positions Held by the Insurgents. MADRID, June 7. via Paris. 5 a.m.,_ Reports received from Morocco state that an expeditionary force has taken two positions occupied by Moorish rebels near Moulouya, in the Spanish lone, and continues to push ahead. The government has appealed to the Spanish pr?s? to abandon all discus sions of the war in order to avoid mis understandings which might interfere with the maintenance of neutrality. The governors of provinces have been instructed to-forbid all public meetings called to discuss international ques" tions. _ Leper Escapes From Chicago Suburb. CHICAGO, June 7.?Angelo Lunardl, a leper, who has been isolated in High land Park, a suburb, for several months, has been spirited away by friends. It was learned today. Lunardl has been missing since a week ago to day. It was said that friends had as sisted him in escaping and had pro vided him with transportation to lUljr, KILL5, INJURE 40 British Admiralty Reports An other Raid on East Coast of Eng!and. DIRIGIBLE IS DESTROYED BY BRITISH IN BELGIUM Officially Announced Also That Bombs Set Fire to German Aero dome at Evere. LONDON, June 7, 2:34 p.m.? It was announced at the admiralty this afternoon that a Zeppelin visited the east coast of England last night, dropping incendiary and explosive bombs. Five persons were killed and forty were injured. Two fires were caused by the incendiary bombs. The admiralty also announced today that a Zeppelin had been blown to pieces over Belgium by British airmen. Statement by Admiralty. The statement follows: "This morning, at 2:30 o'clock, an attack was made on the airship shed at Evere, north of Brussels, by Flight Lieuts. J. P. Wilson, S. R. N.. and J. S. Mills, R. N. Bombs were dropped and the shed was ob served to be in flames. "It Is not known whether a Zeppelin was Inside, but the flames reached a great height, coming out from both sides of the shed. Both pilots returned safely. "At 3 a.m. this morning Flight Sub Lleuts. R. A. J. Warneford, R. N., at tacked a Zeppelin in the air between Ghent and Brussels. At 6,000 feet he dropped six bombs and the airship ex ploded, fell to the ground and burned for 1 a considerable time. "The force of the explosion caused the Morane monoplane to turn upside down. The pilot succeeded in righting the ma chine, but had to make a forced landing in the enemy's country. However, he was able to restart his machine and returned safely to the aerodrome." German Report on Bald. BERLIN, June 7, by wireless teleg raphy to Sayville, N. Y.?An official statement issued today gives the fol lowing account of last Friday night's airship raid on the British coast: "On the night of June 4-5, German naval dirigibles attacked the fortifled mouth of the Humber (on the east coast of England), the naval port of Harwich (in Essex). England, and the harbor es tablishment ?at Harwich. They were conspicuously successful. Many bombs were dropped, and there was a large number of explosions. One particularly violent explosion was that of a gas tank or oil tank which was hit. Bombs were dropped on the railroad depot. "German airships were shot at vigor ously by guns on land and on ships. They were not hit. and returned safely." OREGON GERMANS PROTEST. Resolve President Is Wrong in Al lowing Munition Exports. PORTLAND, Ore., June 7.?The Con federated German -speaking Societlea of Oregon, comprising forty-eight or KanlzaUone, last nlfcht adopted the fol lowing resolution which was made public today: "We declare our dissent from the de cision of the President and his Secre tary of State to the effect that the law of nations, or any law or compact ?unless there be a sacred one?com pels this , government to permit the present enormous and increasing ex port of war material. "We denounce the inhumanity and Injustice of this position, and we regret deeply that the President has thus far placed a ban against the unbiased dis cussion of this subject by Congress." LAUDS U. S., CHINA'S FRIEND. Cheng Hsnn Chang Tells Oriental Society of Need of Co-Operation. NEW YORK, June 7.?At a dinner given yesterday in his honor by the Four Brothers, an ancient oriental society. Cheng Hsun Chang, chairman of the honoray Chinese commercial commission, now in this country, i praised the American government and urged the Chinese to avail themselves of the opportunities that the friend ship of this country offered them. "This country is China's best friend," he said. "I have never been treated better anywhere in my life. We must develop the commercial industries that are so Indispensable to our national life. "In our efforts the friendship of the American people is a most valuable as set to us. China is rich in natural re sources and our work is to develop them. Co-operation is necessary and I hope you will unite with one heart to help China." JAPAN-CHINA TREATIES GET APPROVAL IN TOKIO Emperor and Privy Council Indorse Them, and Ratification Tomor row Is Expected. TOKIO, June 7.?The emperor and the priviy council gave approval today to the new treaties with China, nego tiated as a result of the concessions made by China in accepting Japan's ul timatum. The treaties will be ratified tomorrow. The. house of representatives reject ed today, by a vote of 130 to 232, the resolution introduced by the opposition Saturday, expressing lack of confidence in Viscount Kanetake Moura, minister of the interior. Moura denied tho charge that he corruptly received a present of 1,000 yen ($500), at the time of the March election from a candidate for membership in the house. The opposi tion then Introduced another resolution against the cabinet, alleging interfer ence in the general election. INVITATION FOE PRESIDENT. Asked to Attend Colored Industrial Exposition in Richmond. Gov. Stuart of Virginia and a com mittee including Representative Flood and John Skelton Williams, controller of the currency, called on President Wilson today to invite him to attend a colored industrial exposition in Rich mond from July 5 to 27, in observance of the semi-centennial of the emancipa tion of the slaves. The committee left the President believing he would ac cept the invitation. Another committee from Virginia in dorsed Robert H. Gray of Leesburg for the position of assistant register of the Treasury, which recently became vacant through the death of Gen. Floyd King. TO VISIT GAME PRESERVES. Col. Roosevelt and Party Start To morrow on Yachting Trip. PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss., June 7.? Col. Theodore Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt arrive?! here today for a brief visit with John M. Parker. To morrow the colonel and a party of men will board the Louisiana conservation commission's yacht Daisy for a trip anions the federal and state same pre serves on the lower coast, which com prises about 30,000 acres. Xt Is said that It was at Col. Roose velt's suggestion that the first federal preserve was established In LouUianaf but he never baa seen it. ITALIANS PRESSING General Advance Undertaken Today Along a Front of Forty Miles. HARD FIGHTING EXPECTED AS OPPOSITION INCREASES King Victor Emmanuel Expresses Appreciation of Bravery Dis played by Troops. UDINE, Italy, June 7, via Chiasso and Paris, 1:40 p.m.? A general Italian advance is tak ing place today across the Isonzo river from Caporetto to the sea, a distance of about forty miles. The movement is one of impor tance and hard fighting is taking place at Gradisca and in the vicin ity of this town. Austrian Resistance Strong. The Italian authorities are drawing tighter the screen of secrecy as to the Italian operations. Nevertheless it may be said that masses of Italian troops have been concentrated on the roads from Corrons. Palmaneva and Cervlgnano. The resistence of the Austrlans is daily becoming stronger. This, Italian staff officers declare, has had the effect of making their men more determined. Tolmfno, on the east side of the Ison zo, is one of the Italian objectives. Praise for Italian Troops. ROME, June 6, via Paris, June 7.? An official note was issued tonight commending the Italian troops for the spirit they are displaying ill the cam paign. The text of the note follows: "Along the whole vast front the fighting qualities of our troops show themselves more strongly each day. There are no difficulties, whether of terrain or climate, military or tactical, which they are not able to surmount. "The classes, which had already seen war service in Libya, as well as those who are now under fire for the first time, are well in hand, steady, disci plined. sturdy and absolutely reliable. The king ceaselessly stimulates liis troops, especially those operating in tlie most difficult positions, and the sov eign's approval is never lacking \vhere deeds of bravery are done or suffering is courageously endured, or risks are cheerfully taken. King Expresses Appreciation. Recently one of the principal gener als brought to the attention of the troops in his orders, the king's praises saying: " 'The king desires to express his high appreciation of the exemplary bravery and unshakable perseverance shown by his troops, notwithstanding the continual bad weather on an excep tionally difficult and dangerous terrain against an enemy long prepared and strongly intrenched, in this first difficult test, brilliantly sustained. ?4 'We have seen among us on tne front the sacred and revered person of the king: our wounded have heard his words of consolation; our brave men now receive his praises Let us ail answer "Long live the king with a stronger will and a surer conviction of victory/ " Kaiser's Visit to Vienna. LONDON, June 7.?The real object of the German emperor's visit to Vien na Friday, according to the Daily Ex press Geneva correspondent, was to ar range a better plan of campaign against Italy as the German general staff complains of the lack of success on the part of the Austrlans. QUITS IRELAND VOLUNTARILY. Otto Humbert, German by Birth, Un welcome in Queenstown. NEW YORK, June 7.?Otto Humbert, owner of the Queen's Hotel, at Queens town, where many of the survivors of the Lusitania were sheltered and cared for when they were rescued from the ocean, has reached New York, a vol untary exile from Great Britain. Mr. Humbert, although a naturalized British citizen, is of German birth. This fact aroused so much criticism from the friends of the Lusitania's sur vivors, it is said, that he found it al most impossible to remain in Queens town, notwithstanding his scrupulous care to so deport himself as to be above suspicion. He left home to avoid further unpleasantness and possible trouble. ILLINOIS VOTES FOR JUDGES. Women Take Active Interest, .Al though Barred From Ballot. CHICAGO, June 7.?Voters of Illinois balloted today for Ave of the seven judges of the state supreme court and seventy-two judges of the circuit court. Women were not eligible to vote, the partial enfranchisement law enacted by the 191S session of the legislature not giving them the privilege of the ballot in judicial elections. Political headquarters reported, how ever, that the women displayed an in terest In the judicial contest little less marked than that of the recent city election, when they were permitted to vote for mayor and other officers. Prof. Sackett Leaves Purdue. PHILADELPHIA, June 7.?President Sparks of Pennsylvania State College announced today the appointment of Prof Robert L. Sackett. formerly of Purdue University, to the deanshlp of the engineering school of Pennsylvania stlte Prof. Sackett has been at the head of the department of sanitary engineering at Purdue for eight years. Missions' Congress in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO, June 7.?Every Protestant denomination is represented In the Woman's Congress of Missions which began business sessions here to day. Missionaries from all parts of the world, prominent church workers and presidents of various organisations having to do with mission work, are among the delegates attending. ?I GEilANSSEMG ARMY FROM EAST TO MOTERN LINE London Believes Enemy in France and Belgium Is Be ing Reinforced. OFFENSIVE IS EXPECTED TO BE TAKEN BY INVADER Gains Claimed for French, But Ber lin Says Attacks Have Broken Down. HARD FIGHTING IN GALICIA According: to German Reports, Rus sians Are in Retreat and Are Being Hard Pressed. Lemberg Is in Danger of Capture by Teutons, Is Report From Vienna LONDON, June 7, 3:54 P-m-?Telegrams from Vien na say that Lemberg, capi tal of the Austrian crown land of Galicia, now in the hands of the Russians, may be taken at any moment by the Austro-German forces, according to a dispatch from Copenhagen to the Exchange Telegraph Company. One message from the Austrian capital says that Austrians are twenty-five miles from the town and other advices estimate the distance at only ten miles. / LONDON, June 7, 12 noon.? Following the capture of the Rus sian position at Przemysl, the Germans apparently have sent heavy reinforcements to the west ern line, where there are distinct signs of a resumption of the of fensive on the part of the in vaders. Nevertheless, the French report a slow and uninterrupted advance in the section north of Arras, and important gains north of the Aisne. ^ Trenches Taken by French. According to a French official report, French troops, after a very effective bombardment, at a point east of Tracy le-Mont and north of the river Aisne, carried two successive lines of trenches on a front of one kilometer, together with several German works. Berlin, on the other hand, claims French attacks have broken down. In the east the Austro-German ad vance is continuing, with eastern Ga licia figuring prominently as the ob I jective. Today's official German state ment says 33,805 prisoners were taken In the battles of Prremysl. This move is regarded in l^ondon as political, the idea of the Germans and Austrians being to exert an influence upon Rumania. Petrograd announces a Russian suo cess along the river Pruth near Kolo mea, where the Austro-Germans are said to have been forced back across the river. Great Battle Not Decided. A Reuter dispatch from Zurich says that the Austrian papers received there sound a note of warning against over estimating the Importance of the Austro-German victory In Galicia. A war correspondent of the Zelt tele graphs that the fall of Prxemysl does not mean a decision in the great bat tle in eastern Gallcls, but is only an Important part of It. ^'The Russians," adds the correspond ent, "have proved themselves stubborn fighters, and they also have large re serves of fresh troops. Gen. Linsin gen's army still has tremendous ob stacles to overcome in an advance to the Dniester." Have Enormous Reserves. The military expert of the Neue Frele Presse, Vienna, says: "The losses the Russians have sus tained during the war are enormous, but their reserves are enormous." He recalls how, after previous de feats, the Russians resumed the of fensive. Special telegrams from Austrian headquarters report that the Russian rear guards are opposing the pursuit by Gen. Llnsingen s army south of tha Dniester and covering the retreat across the river. Gen. Mackensen's army is again meet ing violent attacks from fresh Rus sian reserve forces and the Russians are exerting enormoua pressure In tha region of the San. Outmaneuvering Russians. BERLIN, via London. June 7.?Ad vices from the Galiclan front continue to be extremely favorable to the Aus tro-Germans. According to a dispatch from the Austrian headquarters, the Russians are being maneuvered out of one position after another and are al ready In full retreat from Medyka, east of Prsemysl. and It Is considered doubtful If they will be able to make a stand at Mosdska. The Una of lakes running north sad south through Qrodak, whlah would