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rwTjs,7 " THE OFFICIAL FINDING IN THE LUSITANIA CASE London. That the Lusitania was torpedoed, "not merely with Inten tion of sinking ship, but also of de stroying human lives; was official finding today of Lord Mersey, who presided at the board of trade inquiry. Lord Mersey held the German charge that the Lusitania was armed, that she carried masked guns and trained gunners and that she was be-"; ing used as a troop transport, had been proven utterly untrue. Petrograd. First great battle at wester nend of Russian battle front since retreat from the Mazurian lakes is imminent. Palling back slightly before German advance, Russians taking up strongly intrenched posi tions along fine extending from Cour land to the Vistula. Von Hindenburg's center, aiming at Warsaw through Przasnysz, has been reinforced by arrival of nearly 150, 000 troops within last 48 hours. The great Russian fortress of "Novo Geor giewsk, protecting Warsaw from the north, is the objective of this German army. Czar's troops have been forced to retreat in extreme north, Wong Wind su river, at several points north and northwest of Warsaw, and on front directly west of capital Mostly scouting parties, who re tired upon their main bodies after making few hours' stand against the advancing Germans. Amsterdam. Austrian' archduke, Carl Francis Joseph, appointed major general in German army and rear ad miral in German navy by kaiser be cause of his part in recent Galician campaign. Rome. Emperor Franz Josef of Austria is seriously HI, according to newspaper Idea Nazionale. o o LETTER WARNS AMERICANS TO STAY OFF ATLANTIC LINERS Washington, April 17. Another letter signed 'Pearce, and threaten ing death to J. P. Morgan and British Ambassador Spring Rice, has beea received, here. Handwriting is sim ilar to others that have born same signature, buf interlineations closely resembling writing in warning of bomb explosion that occurred in. Washington lead investigators to wonder if Pearce is not Frank Holt. This letter decalres: "The Imperial German consulate, by advertisement, and Muenter by message, warned Americans what was going to befall the Lusitania. Abiding by instructions, we will carry out the same system. Americans go ing to Europe are warned to stay off the following vessels: "From New York: Orduna, Sax onia, Cameronia, Niagara, Espagne; From' Philadelphia: Steamer Huvaj from New Orleans: Anglo-Australian, Kelvinia, Median, Nortonian, Defend er, Nicoaian; from Montreal: North land; from Newport News: Graciana; from Savannah: Glensloy." o o NO ROOM TO TALK If " Girlie But, Charlie! why don't you. reason with your wife7 Charlie You now I don't talk with. my fingers.