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CITY EDITION CITY EDITION THIHTY-SIXTl? YEAH YOU t XX XX VI. No. 42. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1915. Dally by Carrier or Mall, Oo a Month, Single. Copica 6c GERMANS COULD EASIL, DISCERN AMERICAN FLAG ON GULFLICHT Chief Officer on Oil Steamer at Time She Was Torpedoed Says He Personally Saw to Display of Ensign, STATEMENT IS MADE PUBLIC IN WASHINGTON Graphic Description Given of Circumstances Under Which Vessel Was Attacked and Captain Died. . fRV MORNINa JOURNAL IMCIAL LEARCD WIRR1 Washington, May 11. Tho stule de partment today made public a sworn statement by Ralph P.. Smith, former chief officer and now master of the American stenmer Gulflight, deserib intf the torpt'dolntc of thut vessel May 1, off the Scllly iHlandH. When tor pedoed, ihe master gays, the Gulflight was fly ins a large American ensign, six by ten feet in size. He said he taw the submarine, but "could not distinguish or see any flag on her." Muster Smith further says that short ly lfore the submarine was sighted two British patrol bouts, the logo and Filey took positions on either side of the (iulf light and ordered her to follow th?m to the British lighthouse. "I perse nally observed that our flag was ettandlntr out well to the breeze," the officer (stated. Smith's Statement. The text of Captain Smith's state ment follows: Mav 11 i si 3. "I am Kalph Smith, now master of the 'steamship Gulflight.' At - the commeni'ement of the voyage I was chief officer. The ship left Port Ar ,1,1,.. the inih H:iv of Anrll. 1915. about 4 p. m., laden with a tank of gasoline and wooden barrets or unin viting oil. The voyage was unevent ful. When about half way across the Atlantic the wireless operator told me there wa a British cruiser In our vicinity and that he had heard mes sages from this ship, the whole time since leaving Port Arthur but she made no direct communication with, or to our ship. From the sound of the wireless messages given out by thft British ship she seemed to main tain the same distance from us until about three days before we reached the mouth of the- English channel. "On the first day of May, about 11 o'clock In the forenoon, we spoke two British patrol vessels named lago and Filey. We were then about twenty two miles west of the Bishop light house. The patrol vessels asked where we bound. After Informing them we were bound for Rouen, they ordered us to follow them to the Bishop. The Filey took up a position of a half mile distant on our port bow. The, lago off our starboard quarter close to us. We steered as di rected an ! at about 12:22, the second officer being on watch, sighted a sub marine on our port bow steaming at right angles to our course. The sub marine was in sight for about five minutes when she submerged right ahead of us. I saw her but could not distinguish or see any flag flying on ner. - . Steering True Fast. "The Gulflight was then steering nhout true east, steaming about eight miles an hour, flying a large Ameri can ensign, six feet by ten. The wind was about south, about eight miles an hour in force. I personally observed our flag was standing well out to the breeze. Immediately after seeing the submarine I went aft and notified the crew and came back to the bridge and heard the captain make the remark, m0, v. a Writlsh submarine, as the patrol boats took no notice of it. About iz:f.u an m" place In the Gulflight on the bluff of the starboard bow, sending vast quantities of water high in the air, coming down on the bridge and shut ting everything off from our view. After the water cleared away our ship had sunk by the head so that the sea was washing over her fore deck and the ship appeared to be sinking. "Immediately ufter I went aft to see to the boats. On my way I saw one man overboard on the starboard side. The water at that time was black with oil. The boats were low ered and the crew got into them without delay or damage. After as certaining there was no one leit on board the ship I got in my boat and we were picked up by the patrol ves sel lago and were advised by her crew to leave the scene. We proceeded towards St. Marys but the dense fogs which then came prevented us getting into the harbor that night. , Death of Cuptaln. "About half past 2 in the morning following I saw Capt. Alfred Gunther, master of the Oulfllght, who had been sleeping in the room of the skipper of the lago, standing in the room with a queer look on hts face. I asked him what his trouble was and he made no reply. Then he reached' for the side of the berth with his hands but did not take hold. I went in the room, but he fell before I reached him. He was then taken on deck as the cabin was small and hot. After reaching the deck he seemed to revive and said. 'I- am cold.' After that he had apparently two fainting attacks ana then expired in a third one this be ing about S:40. ,,. . "We arrived at St. Mary, Scllly about ten o'clock in the morning oi May 2. The GnWurht was towed to Crbw Sound, Scilly, on the second of May bv British patrol vessels ana Commander Oliver, senior naval offi cer of the port of Scllly, sent tor WEATHKIt FORECAST. Washington, May 11. New Mex- ' ico: Fair weanesuay anu a,u- day. someone to come on board the Gul flight and I went and the ship was anchored ut about 6 p. m. I again left the hhip thut evening she being then in the charge of the admiralty. 1 visited the ship on Monday. 1 went out. again on Tuesday but it was too rough to get on board. To the bent of my knowledge there was no ex amination of tho vessel made by divers until Wednesday about 3 p. m., when members from the American mbnpsy were present. The divers at this time made nn external examina tion only of the ship's bottom and left the ship with imp at 5:40 p. in." PEASANTS OF FRANCE HAVE ADOPTED PUTTEES (Amorlstrd Ti-eM CorrMposdenc.) General Headquarters, British Army, France, April 29. Some his torian of the, distant future, seeking to trace tho origin of puttees as worn by the peasants of northern France, will have to go back to the great war. Puttees have apparently come to stay among the poorer classes on the farms and in the towns and villages occupied by the British army. Heavily manured as it is, soggy in winter and spring, the land of the country Is fit at times only for rub ber boots. But' heavy shoes, and above them cloth puttees, are almost equally as effective. With the Influx of the British soldiers, many peasants were quick to adopt this outfit, and now one see, them everywhere, on men, boys and In some cases on wom en. They have been picked up at abandoned billets, traded for, stolen or perhaps taken from the dead. Children less than six years old wear them, as do the old fellows, unfit for military Eervlce, plodding behind the plow. PORTER CHARLTON IS FINALLY TO BE TRIED V MORNINO JOURNAL SPECIAL LtAtIR WIRt) (Vinin, Italy, May 12. The trial of Porter Charlton, on the charge of having murdered his wife on June 9, 1910, at their villa here, will be open ed early in July. The court so de cided today after receiving notice that Professor Maggiotto, director of the asylum at Como, would be able to pre sent his opinion as to Charlton's men t:il state at the time of his wife's death, before the end of June. General Attack Is Made by Land Forces on Gallipoli Peninsula; Defenders Rout- ed From Stronghold, fav MOUSING JOURNAL tRCCIAL LIASKO WIRI! Paris, May 11 (10:50 p. m.) The following official note concerning the operations In the Dardanelles, was issued tonight: "On the evening of May 8 the Franco-British forces operating in the south of the Gallipoli peninsulu, delivered a general attack, support ed by the guns of the allied fleet, aaginst the Turkish positions which already had been penetrated the day before. "Our troops with conspicuous spir it and courage, carried at the point of the bayonet several lines of trenches on the heights in the neigh borhood of Krlthla. On May 9, they consolidated and fortified them selves on the ground conquered the previous day. The Turks have made no attempt to deliver a eounter-at. tack." AUSTRALIAN Kl'HMAKINK is kjki"oiti;d sunk London, May 11 (10:55 p. m.) The admiralty tonight issued the fol lowing statement: "A Turkish official communication, coming by way of Berlin and Am sterdam, says the Australian subma rlnn Ae-2 has been sunk by Turkish warships, while trying to enter the sea of Marmora and tnat me crew of three officers and twenty-nine men were taken prisoners. "No confirmation of this report so far has been received at the admir alty." Y MORNING JOURNAL IMCIAL LtAttO WIU fiif.,.n i.iv 11 A vsrietv of ex hibits were introduced in evidence to day in the westtern freight rate ad vance hearing before W. M. Daniels, Interstate commerce commissioner, some of them touching on Texas ..nDnnptminn morii'tons and others liming tho freight charges which are sought to be advanced in me norm west. r Vt Pfltnn nn accountant, pre sented cost figures on the transporta tion of Texas llvestocK, including train loads between Waco and uenison, Texas, for a twelve-month period. Livestock trains, he declared, were the heaviest hauled in tnat section oi the country. , R. O'Hara, fate expert for hwiu p. r-n nm-iiw, via recalled to the sland and testified that some of the freight tariffs, under consideration in the hearing affected the L'nlon Pu clfic, the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific, a point which had not been made clear in the testimony of a previous witness. Kxcerpls from tne reports o Texas railroad commission for 1814 were introduced by S. .11. Cowan, at torney for the American National Livestock association, but ne was ni permitted to introduce the evidence noU,r,,H In the hearing for Texas cattle raisers' case, decided ALLIES GARflY TURKISH FORTS ON DARDANELLES FREIGHT RATES ARE STILL BEING HEARD IN CHICAGO in the federal court. GERMANY MAKES CONCESSIONS 10 NEUTRAL SHIPS IN ZONE OF WAR Submarine Commanders Are Instructed Not to Molest Vessels in Blockaded Zone Unless Belonging to Enemy, WILL APOLOGIZE AND PAY ALL DAMAGES Kaiser's Government Sends Formal Notice to Washing ton of Recession From For mer Announced Position, fBT MORNINQ JOURNAL SPRCIAL LffABIO WIRtl Washington, May 11. Germany, through Ambassador Gerard, today notified the Cnited Slates that sub marine comniiiiKii-rs iiu.l neen spe cifically instructed not to harm mm tral vessels not engaged in hostile acts; and that Germany would pay for damages to such ships In the war zone. Neutral ships carrying contra band will be dealt with, the an nouncement says, according to the rules of naval warfare. If neutralj iiijh urw ttcciuriiuiiiy uuuiagcn in me war zone, Germany will express Its regret and pay damages without prize court proceedings. The German gov ernment Justified its submarine war fare on the ground that KnKland is threatening to starve the civilian pop ulation of Germany by prohibiting neutral commerce in foodstuffs 'and other necessaries. Change Position. In previous communications Ger many has disclaimed responsibility for any harm that might befall neu tral vessels venturing into the war zone. The text of the announcement ca bled by Ambassador Gerard, which was issued by the Berlin foreign of - nee in the form of a circular, fol lows: . "First, the Imperial German gov ernment naturally has no Intention of causing to be attacked by submarine or aircraft such neutral of commerce In the zone of naval warfare, or def intely described In the notice of the German admiralty stall of February 4th, last, us have been guilty of no hostile act. On the contrary h most definite Instructions repeatedly have been Issued to German war vessels to avoid attacks on such ships under all circumstances. Even whin such ships have contraband of war on hoard, they are dealt with by subma rines solely according to the rule of international law applying to prize warfare. Will Make Prompt Amends, Second, should a neutral ship nevertheless como to hurm through German submarines or aircraft on account of an unfortunate (X) in the above mentioned zone of naval war faro the German government will un reservedly recognize its responsibility therefor. In such a case it will ex press its regrets and afford damngcH without ilrst instituting a prize court action. "Third, it is the custom of the German government as soon as the sinking of a neutral ship in the above mentioned zore of naval warfare is ascribed to German war vessels to institute an i Immediate Investigation Into the cause. If grounds appear thereby to be given for the associa tion of such a hypothesis, the Ger man navy places itself in coinmuni cation with Interested neutral gov ernments so that the latter may also institute an investigation. Would Arbitrate IMffe-reiiefs, "If the German government is thereby convinced that the ship has been destroyed by German war ves sels, it will not delay in carrying out the provisions of paragraph 2 ubove. In case the German government, contrary to the viewpoint of the neu tral government Is not convinced by the result of the investigation, Ger many has ulready on severul occii. slons declared itself ready to allow the question to be decided by an In ternational investigation commission, according to chapter S of The Hague convention, October IS, 1A07, for tho peaceful solution of International dis putes," (X) indicates word missing In text." INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE POSSIBLE RV MORNIN JOURNAL BRSCfAL LIARKO WIRII Cleveland, O., May 11. The war ring nations of Europe are about to Join with the neutral countries In ac cepting the plan of the world court congress, which oenvenes here to morrow, for an International court of Justice, John Hay Hammond, chair man of the congress indicated today. Mr. Hammond who came to Cleve land ahead of the other delegates, said that the congress hopes to have its plans for an international tribunal ready for acceptance by the powers, in principle Rt least, before the end of the present war. War Prisoners IiiIctihhI. Vancouver, B. C, May 11. The Grand Trunk Pacific steamship Prince George, brought 172 German and Austrian prisoners of war to Vancouver tonight. They were trans ferred to a waiting train and taken to Vernon for internment in the de tention camp there. The prisoners had been collected from Prince George and up country points along the Grand Trunk Pacific line. So lU'lca.so for Horn, Boston, May 11. The petition of Werner Horn for release from custo dy on a writ of habeas corpus, was refused In the federal court today, Judge Morton holding that the de fendant's attempt to destroy the in ternational railway bridge at Van couver, Me., last February wag not an act of war. T UNITED STATES Compares Policy Announced by President" Wilson With That Which Has Guided China's Course in Past, BLOOD AND IRON BETTER THAN BLOOD AND WATER Recalls Position Gained for Country by Washington and . Lincoln and Wants It Re ' stored Without Delay, f MORNINa JOURNAL CRCIAL LRARK0 WIRI Syracuse, N. Y., May 11. Former President Theodore Koosovelt to night made u plea for prompt nctlon by the United Htalos on account of the Lusilaiiln disaster, while com menting on President Wilson's speech of last night to a gathering of natur alized Americans In Philadelphia. Mr. Roosevelt whs particularly interested in that part of the president's speech In which the latter referred to "such a thing us a man being too proud to light'' and "ft nation being so right that it does not need toi convince others by force that It is right." Compare D Willi ( lilou. "I think that China is entitled to draw all the comfort she can from this statement," said Mr. Koosevelt. "and it would he well for the United States to ponder seriously what ihe effect upon China has been of man aging her fdrclMn affairs during the last fifteen yenrs on the theory thus expounded. "If the I'nlted States is satisfied with occupying some time in the fu ture the precise international posi tion that China now occupies, then the I'nlted Stales can afford to act on this theory. But it cannot not on this theory If it desires to retain or regain the position won for it under Wash ington and the men who in the days of Abraham Lincoln wore the blue under Grant and the gray under Lee. Hopes for I'mmpt Action. "I very earnestly hope thut the president will act promptly. The proper time for deliberation was prior to sending the t;eKiige that our gov ernment would bold Germany to "strict accountability" If ' It did the things which It has now actually done. "The 150 babies drowned on the Lusltania, the hundreds of men drowned with them scores of these women and children being American and the American ship, the Gulf light, which was torpedoed, offer an eloquent commentary on the uetuul workings of the theory that it is not necessary to assert rights and that a policy of blood and Iron fan, with efficacy, be met with a policy of blood and water. Sjiircs German lroposuI. "I see It slated in the dispatches from Washington lhat Germany now offers to slop the practice of murder on the hi.Mh seas committed in viola tion of the neutral rights she ,lsl pledged to preserve, If we will now abandon further neutral rights which by her treaty she has solemnly pledg ed to see that we exercise without molestation. "Such a proposal is not even en titled to answer. The manufacture and shipment of arms and ammunition to any belligerent is moral or immoral, according to the use to which the arms and munitions are to be put. If thev are to lie used to prevent the redress of hideous wrongs inflicted on I Belgium, then it is Immoral to ship them. If they are to be used for the redress of those wrongs and the res toration of llelgium to her deeply wronged and unoffending people, then it is eminently moral to. send them. Things Worse. Than War. "Without twenty-four hours delay, this country should and could take effective action by declaring that in view of Germany's murderous offenses against the rights of neutrals, all commerce with Germany shall be forthwith, forbidden and all com- merco of every Kimi permitted nnu encouraged with France, F.ngland and the rest of the civilized world. "This would not be a declaration of war. It would merely prevent mu nitions of war being sent to a power which, by Its conduct, has shown willingness to use muntlons for the slaughter of unoffending men, women and children. "I do not believe that the firm as sertion of our rights means war, but It is well to remember there are things worse than war. "Let us. as a nation, understand that peace is of worth only when it is the handmaiden or international righteousness and of national self respect." jtaft nw;r.N rropi.E to STM 1SV l'KIMPi; 1 Philadelphia, May 11. Former President William II, Taft urged pa tience and calmness in the present In ternational situation and called upon the citizens of the country to stand by President Wilson, in an address at the Union league here tonight. Re ferring to the sinking of the Lusltania Professor Tuft said- the "inhumanity of the circumstances in the case presses us on, but In the heat of even Just Indignation, Is not the best time to act when action Involves such mo mentous ci.nseiiuences and means un told loss of life and treasure." "There are things worse than war." Mr. Taft declared, "but delay due to calm deliberation cannot change the situation or minimize the effect of whut we finally conclude to do. With the present condition of the war in Kurope, our action; If it is to be ex treme, will not lose efficacy by giving time to people whose war it will be, to know what .they are facing. "Under our constitution the presi dent conducts our foreign affairs until MIS L QUICK ACT! BY AGAINST KAISER congress finds It necessary to declare War. Upon him Is the acute responsi bility In such a crisis. If be were to yield to the cry of extremists and summon congress to ok extreme measures, he would have great Influ ence with emigres), under such a prov ocation. Imbed the impulse to such action bus usually been stronger with congress than with the executive. ".Vow it may be Unit a series of arts of Itibiimaiiliy and violations of the laws of war to our in.tl.Mi.il detriment and against our cUlveim may force us on and lead our people to believe that whatever the com, no oilier count? I open to us. "But we must bear In mind thai If we have a war it is the people who must pay with lives and monev the cost of it, and therefore they should not be hurried Into the sacrifice until it is clear thut they wish it and kr.ow what they are doing when they wish it. "A demand lor war that cannot sur vive the passion of the first days of public. Indignation and will not en dure the ti'"t of delay and deliberation by nil the people, Is not one that should be yielded to." The-president, he said, was acting like Washington, Lincoln and McKin ley in trying to avoid war. In the present situation It was imperative that he should know the opinion of the country without regard to prejudice. SAYS SINKING OF SHIP WAS KNTIKF.l.V .It STII'I Hll.i: Berlin vUi London, May 12. 4:51 a. in.) The attention of Huron .Milium von Schwurzensteln, who after long years of diplomatic service Is now oc cupying a high position in the Ger man foreign office, has been called to the sharp, criticisms of Germany in the American press In connection with Ihe sinking of the l.usitnnlrt. Ihe words attributed to ex-President Theodore Roosevelt, that the sink lug of the Lusltaniu was the greatest act of piracy In history, being especially emphasized. The baron authorized the following statement: "If Mr. Koosevelt used these words, then -be hurled an Insult ot the whole German people which we bitterly r sent, even at a time when we have to submit, to Ihe hatred and falsity of enemies nnd former friends. He in sulted, without excuse, men who, fearless of death, discharged their duty to the fatherland In the hour of need, without hope of booty "It was only after F.ngland declar ed Ihe whole North sea a war zone, without maintaining an effective blockade, that Germany, with pre cisely the same right, declared the waters a round England a war zone and announced her purpose of sink ing all hostile commercial vessels found therein, 'whereby it would not ulways be possible to avoid endanger ing the crews Hud passengers.' "In the case of the Lusltania, the German ambassador even further wumed AmerlcuiiM through the great American newspapers against laKing passage thereon. Does a pirate oft thus? Does he take pains to save hu man lives? Dims be publish warnings at tho risk of frustrating his own pluns? "Nobody regrets more sincerely than we Germans the hard necessity of striding to their desth hundreds of men. Yet the sinking was jusmiaoiu act of war Just like the bombarding of a fortress or even an unfortified city wilhln the theater of war nnd destroying them with all the terrible instruments of modern warfare with out regard for the peaceable people living therein." Francis Lynde Stetson Says Man Who Is Suing Roose velt for Libel Expressed Op position to Tammany Hall. !T MORNINA JOURNAL RRtCIAL LRAKD WISH . Syracuse, N. Y., May 11. August Belmont, New York banker; William F. Hheehun, democratic candidate foi United Slates senator in IUU, and Francis Lynde Stetson, former law partner of Cirover Cleveland, were the wltnesBi who went on the stand in the the supreme court here today to testily In behalf ot William names, In his libel suit against Theodore Koosevelt. They were called upon to give testimony nfter Justice William S. Andrews had ruled that the evi dence giv n upon the printing situation in Albany was incompetent and that, the Jury would bo Instructed to dis regard it. Itnriic OpiHiscd to Tammany. Mr. Stetson said that he had culled upon Mr. Barnes as a representative .,f tho so-called insurgents In uio stato senate, when in l'.tll, thut body was leiiillocked over the selection of a I'nlted Stales senator to succeed Chauncey M. Depew. lie swore that Mr. Barnes expressed himself us be ing against selection of Martin W. Lit tleton because lie thought "Mr. Lit tleton might at any time become iden tified with Tammany hall." Mr. Hheehun told of tulklng to Charles F. Murphy of Tammany hall about his candidacy. Do said. "Mr. Murphy favored my candidacy before he changed his mind," and that h considered Mr. Murphy a leader of the democratic party in New York county, but had not regarded him a leader of the party in the state." Mr. Belmont told of the conversa tion he had with Colonel Koosevelt In the White House about race track leg islation. In reply to a question to tell what happened at the meeting, he said in part: KcKardliijc Baring Bill. "I recalled to President ,Boosevelt that I had supported Governor Hughes In his campaign, nnd that for that i en son and another I wanted him Colonel Roosevelt) to intercede so that I might have a bearing upon tho bill which would Interfere with racing. I took the view that racing was an Institution which should have the sup port ot the state rather than Its con demnation. Baring- was the i llmlno tion contest for the breeders of thorough-bred horses." Mr. Belmont remarked that he was a democrat and that fn 1909 two vears before the meeting in the White House he had written a letter to Col-i onel Koosevelt, urging that Mr. BIG DEMOCRATS WITNESSES FOR minmnn niipmcc VV LL1HIVI UMINLtJ 1ST DESPERATE Fill OF ENTIRE III IS TAKING PLAGE IN BOTH EASTERN AND WESTERN THEATERS BATTLE IN NORTHERN FRANCE AND BELGIUM TAKES FORM OF THREE GIGANTIC STRUGGLES Allies Take Offensive in Region Between Arras and Belgian Coast and Terrific Artillery Fire Is Reported While Ger mans Continue to Attack British Lines, Using Asphyxiat ing Gas Bombs, Together With Big Cannon; French Offen sive Threatens Kaiser's Line of Communications and Is Being Watched With Most Intense Interest of All; Russians , Make Desperate Effort to Stop Austro-Gcrman Onslaught In Galicia. Summary of War News of Yesterday Again tho western theater holds the center of Interest. In France and Belgium the Germans are delivering heavy nltacks ugainst Belgians, Brit ish and French. They have brought up strong forces of artillery and have subjected tha British, particularly in the neightiorliooil of Ypres, to a mighty bombardment. The French war office declares that not only have the Belgluns and British repulsed the German attacks, with heavy losses to their adversaries, but that the French themselves have made marked progress to the north of Arras, where an Important German work and a series of trenches have been carried; huvo occupied a big block house and the chapel of Notre Dame do Lontte, a strongly fortified position which the Germans hnd do fended for months; have gained pos session of a section of the village of Carency, and are threatening the German lines of communlcuiion. In their attacks on Ihe British, theism,, guim. The greatest Important flermuns hnv resorted again to iuc pbyxiating gases which, owing to the use of respliutors, proved ineffective, with the result, us recorded in the French official statement, that the advancing Germans cumfi under terrific fire close to the British guns and were mowed down In large num bers. Regarding the eastern campaign. Vienna asserts lhat tho Teutonic al lies continue their victorious cam paign against the Russians in Gali cia. and the Carpathian region and also that a strong force of Russians has been repulsed near the Huko wlna boundary. The Russians, how ever, have succeeded In getting a foot ing on the southern bunk of the Dniester, near llorodinku, and the fighting there continues. The opinion prevails In Rome thai Italy's entry into tho war Is a fines- lion of days, while along tho border the universal feeling Is that it Is a mutter of hours. The peueo party, however, hopes thnt the country will remain neutral. Former Premier Global, one of the chief exponents of the policy of peace, it Is reported, will enter the Italian cabinet, taking a post without portfolio. Aiitl-Oerniati feelinK, engenedercd by tho sinking of the Lusitunla. ha caused riots in Liverpool, Manches ter, Salford nnd Birkenhead. Proper ty of Hermans In nil these places has either been burned, looted or dam aged. In Liverpool all unnaturalized Germans have neen innrneu imu naturalized subjects of Greut Britain of Germanic birth have been advised ti Um.vc Ihe city. The question ot the i..,rnuiiit of rnemv subjects has been brought up in the house of commons and the cabinet will discuss the unestion. A llarm.ili ne roiilann bus dropped hmnl.ii on St. Denis. France, wound ing several persons and damaging a number of houses. Hughes would do Well to endorse leg- Islatlon upon the subjecih oi leuciuem hoiiH'H, child labor and sweatshops. In tin "cttcr, which the witness read, Mr Belmont remarked thai "rndical iHin as represented by Hearst," was a menace to both parties. In what Mr. Belmont represented to be a re pl to that bitter, Colonel Roosevelt add icsed him as "Dear August," and wrote that he had showed the letter to Mr Hughes, who. he declared, was delighted with Mr. Belmont's sugges tion. BODY OF VANDERB1LT BELIEVED RECOVERED tRY MORNINU JOURNAL RMCIAL LIAMB WIRII Qiioenhtnwii, May Vt (S:0.1 n. in.) There Is persistent rumor current here that Alfred Gwynne Vanderhllt's body has been recovered on the Irish coast. Webb Wade, Mr. Vanderhllt's secre tary, Is Investigating the rumor. ASSKRTH BODY HAS RF.F.X IDIMl RI.YOND DOl'HT London. May (2 : a. m.) The Dally Mail asserts that the body of Alfred Gwynno Vandeibllt has been found and is helrg taken into queens town. Miss Tsnr Is Indlclitl. New York, May ll. Miss Kae Tun zer, wt'o gained notoriety recently through her $.r.0,000 breach of promise suit against James W, Osborne was Indicted today by the federal gram! lurv on charges of riertui v. She nre- vlounly had been indicted charged wit" using the mails to defraud. (RV MORNINA JOURNAL SFCCIAL LKARIO WIRK London, May 11 (11:40 p. ni.) With two of the greatest battles of the war in operation one between Arras nnd the Belgian const, and the other In western Gallcln to say nothing of the operations in the Dar danelles and lesser engagements along the eastern and western fronts, the armies of the belligerents are now fullv occupied. The battle in northern France and Flanders might be divided Into thren sections from the coast to Dixmude, tho Belgians, supported by French marines, have taken the offensive, Biid, besides repulsing German coun ter ot tacks, have gained a footing on the right hank of the Yser canal. Again Cue. Gun Iloinhx, Around Ypres, particularly to the east of that town, tho Germans con tinue to attack the British lines and uruugalu using gus and a tremendous amount of artillery, but, according to the Brltun version, without making any Impression, Further to th south, a far bm Arras, the French continue their offensive and have mud vorv material progress, capturing a num ber of Germans, with guns and nia- Is attacheit to thu French operations us they threaten tho German lines of coiumitnlcntlon for tho urmles on the. (Use and Ilia Alsuc. The result of this battle, which doubtless will not bo decided for $';h, is awaited with deep interest. German ItolnforocnioiiM, According to the French report, the Germans, their railway lilies hav ing been damaged by allied airmen, have brought un reinforcements by motor cars. These have been met by the concentrated fire of the French artillery. In fact the artillery Is be coming more and more tho deter mining factor in the war. Around Ypres, the Germans before launching their attacks, which h.'ivs been delivered on successive days, thoroughly searched the field With heavy and llsht guns, subjecting ths British to a bombardment such as they themselves received at Neuve CHapelle. Officers and men who hnv escaped from it, state that the trench es were utterly destroyed and the ground churned up by the sheila. Mow Down Assailants. Nevertheless tho British found some kind of shelter and when tho Ger man Infantry tried to advance, they were mowed down. There are no signs, however, of the German attacks slackening. The Germans are report ed to bo concentrating more levies In Belgium, ready to take the place of, or give support to those now on tho tiring line, Indeed many believe tho biggest efforts yet undertaken to reach the French coast ports Is now under way. The Russians are making desper- nte efforts to stop tho Austxo-Oerman on-rush in western Galicia and ro lighting stubborn rear guard uctions. In an endeavor to hold the Germanic allies until reinforcements can como up. Despite tho serious reverse they have suffered in the western part of thu province, the Russians continue their nttseks In eastern Galleia and along the eastern, sector of the Car pathlans. At the other end of the line In tho P.altio provinces, tho Russians ap parently have brought up a force suf ficiently strong to drive back tho German raiders who were threaten ing Milan, seemingly, they are leav ing the Germans in undisputed pos seaslon for the present of Lihau. AUSTRIAN'S mXTINUK TO riNISFI IltSSI.WS Vienna, (via London, May 11, 11:05 p. m.) The following official com munication wus Issued tonight: . "In the last two days our troops have broken the Russian line near Dob lea. compelling strong Russian forces which had fought south of the VU'tul.t to rutreHt quickly behind tho lower Wisloku. "This morning tho retreat of the hostile south wing In Russian Poland was announced. The 'enemy evacu ated the strongly fortified Ntda Iront which had become untenable. "Tho success of "the Austrian at Tarnow and Doblcs exerted influence on the Russian Poland fighting. "In middle Gallcln, our forces and tho German troops repelled the re mainder of tho Russian corps toward the San Hector and Dynow and Sanck. RitiiKlan counter-attacks with three di vlninnjt from Sanelt westward were re pulsed with heavy losses to the ene my whom we pursued. The number of prisoners and tho quantity of booty taken by us Increases dally. "Strong enemy column advancing from the wooded mountains have been repulsed near Bnligrod. Our advance troops bnve crossed the San near Dvorntk, Considerable parts of the Russian eighth army, fighting be- i