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■ H VOLUME XXXXIY BIRMINGHAM. ALABAMA, SATURDAY, MARCH (5, 1913 10 PAGES NUMBER 904 | CORONER PROBING ? CAUSE OF SUICIDE , LILLIAN WAY COOK Dual Life of New York Millionaire Bared by Tragedy i NO SUBPOENA IS | ISSUED TO MAYO •*If Anyone Is to Blame for My j Daughter Killing Herself l Will Not Best Until They Arc Punished,” Says Father New Haven, March 6,—Coroner Kli Mix today began an inquiry into the circum , stances surrounding the suicide of Lillian May Cook, whose body was found in a lonely spot in a mountainous park of this city yesterday after the police of three states had been searching for her for a week. The coroner spent the entire day in secretly examining several -wit nesses and hearing the reports of phy sicians he hud assigned to perform an autopsy upon the body of the woman. A detective who has been engaged upon the case announced late today Virginias .1. Mayo, possessor of a dual personality, and employer of Miss Cook, had been served with a subpoena requiring him to appear before the coronor on Monday and assist, if he could, in determining what prompted the young woman to take her life. Later Coroner Mix stated emphat ically that no subpoena bad been issued for Mayo. To Extend Examination After receiving the physician’s prelimi nary report today the coroner said lie be lieved there “were sufficient indications to warrant prolonging the examination beyond the mere tracing of the bullet and establishing the immediate cause of death. “We want to determine what caused Miss Cook to commit suicide,” he de clared. Neither the coroner nor the physicians would divulge what had l^pen discovered during the course of the autopsy. Witnesses examined by the coroner to day included Frank Cook of Brooklyn. N. Y., father of tlj -drl, and Miss Helen Wilson, her room mate here. After the examination the coroner said: “At this time I have found nothing r to warrant rye detaining any one or ask ing the police to see to it that any per son did ncf'/Ieave my jurisdiction.” Frank Cook said tonight: “If anyone is to blame for my daughter killing her i self, I will not rest uncil I find out who ft that person is and then T shall make sure * that proper punishment is meted out.” lame in Automobile Miss Inez Hull, superintendent of the Young Woman’s Christian association building, in which Miss Cook had a room, told the coroner that Miss Cook fre quently had arrived at that building in an automobile owned by Mayo. She did not believe, however, that Miss Cook ever had been out at night in any one of the numerous machines owned by Mayo. Detectives today searched Miss Cook’s room. They carried to police headquarters a package containing several letters and some papers. They announced after In specting them that they had discovered nothing. The detectives had hoped, they said, to find information that would aid them in their efforts to determine the mental and possibly the physical condi I tion of the typist when she made up her | mind to send a bullet into her heart. Mayo's attorney said today that his cli ent had talked too much and that he had advised him to keep silent. In a statement yesterday, Mayo admit ted that while he was residing in this city with his legal wife he maintained in Brooklyn an establishment for Lois Wa terbury. Mayo admitted also that while , ho and his legal wife have children. L.ois Wnterbury, who was known, “for con venience,” as he put it, as “Mrs. James Dudely,” was the mother of tw'o of his children. RENEW WARNING | TO MARINES London. March 6.—(2:55 a. in.)—'The British admiralty publishes in the Ga zette today a renewed warning to mar iners that a system of mine fields on s considerable scale has been established in the North sea and that it is advisable for mariners to take a London pilot when navigating between Great Yar mouth and the English channel. The admiralty announcement also says that pilotage is compulsory in the Firth of Forth, Moray firth and the Scapa flow. TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1—Probing cause of mysterious .suicide. Indian troops most picturesque. Mexican situation again troublesome. Russians on the offensive. £—Newspaper club and fashion week. 8— Developments bear out Parrel's pre dictions. 4—Editorial comment. I—Declines to grant injunction to stop sale of paper. Johnson works on nominations. People roast new show policy. Bond election April 12. 7—Sports. 9— Markets. 10— Questions authority of probe commit tee. THE WAR SITUATION Vienna, March 5.—(Via London, 9:55 p. m.)—The following official com munication was iisued today: “Along the front in Russian Poland and west Galicia yesterday general quiet prevailed. Fighting occurred in some sections of the Carpathians but the sit uation on the whole is unchanged.” Petrograd, March. 5.—The Russian general staff’s official communication •ays: “Along the entire Niemen-Vistula front obstinate fighting continues. In » certain sections our troops have made progress, particularly in the region of P^ Mocarze, where we captured six machine guns and four officers and several hundred soldiers- We also captured a number of German troops when we oc cupied the fortifications at Konopkl. “In the Carpathians at Zakliczyn (southeast of Cracow) we captured some fortified positions of the enemy. “The Austrian attacks yesterday ware a little less vigorous. “In eaoh Galicia on March 4 the Russian troops sneered Stanislau, having successfully crossed the Lukwa.* «... -m . INDIAN TROOPS ARE PICTURESQUE PART OF ARMIESIN FRANCE Soldiers Have Withstood Weather and Are Doing (Ireat Service OFFICERS KEEP UP CAVALRY DRILLS War Hhk (ironn to Bo a Buninesi and Little Hood In Paid to Bursting Herman Shells ll.» I'RKmoKICIv I'Al.Mr.ll ItritiMli Headquarter!* In France March —I Via London, March .% :ii34 p. m.)—--The ploturcNquencMn the In dian IroopM of the llritiNh empire lirenki I he inouiiltmv of the grim, eolorlem biiNlncNN of modern v»nr nt the llrit l»h front. The lltfle mule carta of tl»e* *n Idler* move nl»otit Rinong the potv* erfnl motor truck* from England. It was first feared that the Indians might not stand shell fire well, but they became used to it. and now they are even cut,temptuou» of it. Accustomed to a hoi and dry climate,. the chill and rainy weather, and the miry mud of northern France has been their worst enemy. When the sun shines a smile spreads over th€ whole Indian force. Thanks to many layers of warm clothing and careful at tention the sick report of the Indian troops is normal. All the food of these men has to he brought from India. Speaking no word ot English these dusky strangers have ' •/me from the other side of the world tc light in France lor Great Hrituln. Kil lettcd in barns with thick layers of straw for their beds, each race cooking Its rood to its taste and according to its caste, customs observed, they form a world ot never-ceasing wonderment to the French Inhabitants. This morning there went seen 3000 cavalrymen riding by on a muddy road with a background of flat uni misty landscape with all the pre Fion they would show at a royal review. Occasionally among the dusky faces under the turbans was the white countenances >C the English officers who had trained these varied tribes and who have stood vith them in the trenches in icy waters u;» to their waists against the enemy. Aged Leader Per tali Sing, 72 years old, rode at the head of his regiment. "They told me 1 was too old." he said, hut 1 replied: If you'll not let me fight in France. 1 will go to Afghanistan and Iglit there. I d<> not -m*an to die In bed, tnd '1 cannot live much longer.’ So they tet me come.” Although all of the cavalry is fighting infantry in the trenches, cavalry of r,cers keep up their cavalry drills and in horses are In condition. This is be Uise there may be a chance for the 'avalry when the expected German break •cmes. Everybody on the line speaks of die Germans going back as If this was as pertain as the coming of spring. One meets here Englishmen, Irishmen ir.o Scotchmen from every part of the ft’orld ready to serve in any menial ca pacity in order to help. "Now you take this message to all my Irish friends in America for me." said ill elderly Irish medical officer in charge )f a hospital train. "Tell them I have icen sleeping on that car seat six weeks ii'lth the harp alongside of me and the I 'nion Jack over my head. It was a fine ime we had when they let me load my rain with wounded right where the shells .vere falling, but they do not permit tnat my more.” Shells Cause No Worry 111 the outskirts of a village where Ger van shells fall at intervals there were nen Infantry detachments practicing at land grenade attacks, and in the defense >f trenches. Nobody worries about the longer from German shells while they ■ent the air with their own explosions of pombs thrown at close range. CORONER ON STAND IN MRS. ANGLE CASE I’ells of Efforts Made to Ascertain Cause of Ballou's Death Bridgeport, Conn., March a.—The ap learanee of Coroner John J. Phelan on :he witness stand to de^ribe experiments nade at the Rippowam building in Stam ord furnished the chief interest today n the trial of Mrs. Helen M. Angle, on i charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of Waldo R. Ballou. The ■emalnder of the day was devoted to a liscussion of diagrams of the Rippowam juilding, in which Mrs. Angle lived, and n front of which Ballou wa found dy ng. The coroner said that when a dummy igure was taken up to the landing on .lie third floor, where Mrs. Angle's ■001118 were, und hurled down the stairs. :he sound of the fall coulo be heard llstinctly. Counsel for Mrs. Angle brought out hat in measurements taken of identical parts of two prints of a bare left foot, pile In the lower hall and one in the upper, there were discrepancies. The prints of the foot were outlined, he said, In blood. i Court was adjourned until Tuesday. The state 1s expected to finish putting In testimony the fore part of the week. Mrs. Angle probably will take the stand in her own defense. I-. —— A Division of Interest With War News Is Here __THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD VOLCKE XX3J3V v Q at iiihi tn'VTu* I \ . ... DECLARES MAYO HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH GIRL’S DISAPPEARANCE Head of Mayo's Brooklyn Home Tells of Lillian Cook's Connection With Weathly New Yorker New York, March 5.—Lois Waterbury, head of the home Yirglnius J. Mayo maintained in Brooklyn under the name of James Dudley, said today she had received a letter from Lillian Cook, writ ten a day or so before Miss Clark disap peared. “It is ridiculous to suppose Mr. Mayo had anything to do with Lillian's disap pearance,” said Miss Waterbury. "He was interested in her because of me. I became very fond of her. She knew that 1 wasn’t married to Mr. Mayo. But she did not leave because she learned of this. She left because she was intelligent, am bitious, wanted to improve herself and the place as nurse girl wasn't the kind of place for her. ‘‘We decided she should go to New Haven to join Mr. Mayo's office force. I don’t remember whether the sugges tion came from Mr. Mayo or from mo. "When she disappeared Mr. Mayo tel ephoned and told me she was missing and asked if she had coine to me or if I knew anything about her. Of course l didn’t. “In my opinion Lillian wandered away while temporarily' deranged. She was studying very hard. She wrote to me before she disappeared telling me about the examination she was to take the fol lowing night at the business school. 1 am afraid that it was all too much for her.” Weights Found Incorrect Sacramento, March 5.—More than half the weight and measure apparatus in California, inspected by the department of weights and measures has been found incorrect and the public has been mulcted out of hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, according to a re port by the state superintendent of weights and measures to Governor Johnson. ANOTHER SUBMARINE IS SENT TO BOTTOM German Undersea Fighter is Rammed and Destroyed by the British Collier Thordis After Vessel Had Been Fired On Dover, March 6.—(Via London. 3:26 p. m.) The crew of the U-8. numbering 29. was landed at Dover today and taken to Dover castle under an armed escort. The U-8 was smaller than the latest German sub marines, her displacement under water being only 300 tons. London, March 6.—(1:06 p. m.)-An ad miralty statement today confirmed the sinking of a German submarine by de stroyers and said another rammed by the British collier Thordls probably ano had been destroyed. The text of the statement follows: “The steamship Thordls has been ex amined in dry dock and injuries to her keel and to her propeller confirm the evidence of Captain Bell and the crew that on February 28 the vessel rammed and, in all probability, sank a German submarine which had fired a torpedo at her. “Yesterday afternoon the German sub marine U-8 was sunk in the channel off Dover by destroyers; the officers and men were taken prisoners." The British steam collier Thordls, while making her way recently from Blyth to Plymouth, sighted a submarine. The un dersea boat fired a torpedo at the trawler, but the captain of the British ship suc ceeded in dodging the missile,' and then drove his vessel at the periscope showing above the surface of the water. Tic claims to have struck and sent her to the bot tom. His contention was supported by his mate and the members of his crew ••••MS ■•••••••••••••••••••••••••»••••••••••• •••••••< and now It has been accepted as correct by the British naval authorities. The submarine IT-8 was built In 1908, She had a speed of 13 knots on the sur face and eight knots submerged. Her maximum radius of operations was 1200 miles. The vessel carried three torpedo tubes. Her complement was 12 men. The U-8 was a sister of the famous U-9, which early in tlu* war sank the British cruisers Hogue, Aboukir and Creasy, and in October the British cruiser Hawk. Wreckage picked up late in February off Christiansand was said to belong to the U-9 and it was rumored in Norway that the submarine had been lost." FIERCE FIGHTING IN THE CARPATHIANS Russian Offensive Power Waning, Says Austrian Report—Lose Many Troops Berlin, March 5.—(Via London, 10:60 p. m.)—The fighting in the Carpathians ie growing more intense hourly and th«= Russians have been forced to assume the defensive despite their energetic exer tions, according to the Mittag Zeitung’s correspondent at Austrian headquarters. His message says: “They (the Russians) show groat skill in utilizing topographical advantages to ward off enveloping movements, but their offensive power evidently is waning. The Russian losses have been very heavy. "The Germans and Austrians within a fewr days have wrested from the Rus sians all the positions previously gained on the Uzsok-Lupkow line. All the Rus sian efforts to recover the lost positions have been repulsed." 1 ALLIES PUSHING INTO DARDANELLES zs 50 75 too iis Miles Fifty-two British and French warships are reported engaged in forcing the passage of the Dardanelles amt opening the way to Constantinople. British and French ships have advanced to the narrowest part of the strait and destroyed the forts at Killd Bahr and Kaleh Kalessl, while another fleet on the Gulf of Haros side, firing across .the Gallipoli peninsula, Is attacking Fort Bokaii. Detachments of troops have landed on both side^of the strait and are driving before them the remnants of the Turkish garrisons. * \ . * - / ■ ~ ■ ' f I MEXICAN SITUATION AGAIN ASSUMES A PERPLEXING SEAIUS I The ('apital Faces Starva tion—Obregon Declines Assistance POPULATION IS LIVING IN TERROR Three Hundred, Merchant* Have Been Imprisoned and Obregon Refuses to Prevent landing and Pillaging _ H nshlnjiton fi.—President \\ llttott tonight Iin eil one of the mo*l Nfi-lonN mid perple vlna development* thnt Hum nrlnen In the Mcnlenit slm ation. Mexico City la on tlie verge of NtnrvMtlon. General Ohreiton. the i «r rnii/ii eonimnnricr, refuse* t«» permit att Internat lonal relief committee com IMtned off wealthy members of the for eign colony, to au«*eor the needy. ••Mexico need a no foreign aid,* the general la reported to have anld. All merchants who closed their stores have been ordered to reopen under threat of punishment. Three hundred of them, Mexicans, have been imprisoned. The population Is living in terror of another evacuation, since Obregon has announced he will not prevent looting or pillaging for food or money. The Brazilian, British. Spanish and Ital ian ambassadors today gave the slate de partment. pessimistic reports of the situ ation. which corresponded to reports al ready received. The foreign diplomats suggested no solution. Secretary Bryan announced that lie had telegraphed American Consul SiUiimin to lay the situation earnestly before General Carranza., so that Geivnarl Obregon might be directed to accept aid proffered by for eign residents. Freight service Is sus pended between Mexico City and Vera Cruz and transportation facilities for re lief purposes are belftg withheld by Gen eral Obregon on the ground of military necessity. Tt I Inf Ml l\U> IMtl President YPUson was advised of all tho Tacts late today. Tonight he was report ed studying the various phases of the question closely. Should General Obre gon continue Co refuse oTKside aid. dras tic measures may be necessary in the view of foreign diplomats who describe the sit uation as more Intolerable than it has been since the revolutionary troubles be gan.' Talk of an allied expedition similar to the one that went to the relief of for eign legations at Peking during the Boxer uprising was heard again in official quar ters. For the present the outcome of the telegraphic correspondence wdth General Carranza will be awaited. All sorts of wild rumors are afloat In Mexico City due to Obregon’s incendiary utterances in newspaper interviews, vir tually sanctioning pHinder for food. Gen eral Carranga has been asked by the American government to instruct General Obregon to take some measures to pro tect lives and property of foreigners in the event of evacuation. The people fear the water supply may be shut off and the electric light cables cut. Appeal for Relief The 300 merchants imprisoned were re ported to have applied to Obregon for relief from a heavy tax he had imposed. Secretary Bryan said that so far as the state department had been advised, all the Mexican priests arrested for failure to contribute funds demanded by Obregon stilt were in prison. The international relief committee, which raised about 250,000 pesos, was not per mitted to aid the poor, according to of ficial dispatches, because General Obregon declined to accept funds restricted to any definite use. Obregon’s latest decree provides that all merchants not only must open their places of business under threat of punishment, hut that any person refusing to accept Carranza liat money will be imprisoned. Difficulties of the situation from the viewpoint of administration officials are numerous. The Villa and Zapata factions seem to be gaining ground in the military campaign, hut their plans have for their object at present the domination of other parts of Mexico, particularly Tampico and tiie northern part of the country. The presence at Vera Cruz of Charles A. Douglas, an Intimate friend of .Secretary Bryan, and a legal adviser in Washing ton of General Carranza, It Is believed in some quarters, may assist negotiations, but officials are not optimistic because of Carranza's refusal heretofore to heed Washington’s representations. Enrique C. Uorente, Villa's Washing ton representative, gave out the follow ing summary tonight of messages on the military situation: Summary of Situation “General Angeles telegraphed front Mon terey that the campaign was progressing rapidly. Coal fields ours. Mudovto Her rera defeated there by our generals, Her nandez and Pereya. Within a few days we will have all tho fuel we need for treimportation purposes. In Monterey all Is tranquil and enemy evidently lias not resolved to attack. “Salvatierra and Alcanbaro, two impor tant places in the state of Guanajuato, have been captured by the convention gen eral, Arroyo. The enemy fled, abandon ing their military stores, leaving the en tire northern part of the state free from Carranzlstas.’’ Apparently there is no prospect of tho embargo on the port of Progreso. Yuca tan. being raised. A report to the state department: today said it was Carranza's intention to keep the port closed and that the two gunboats would be sent there to take the place of the Progresso, which was blown up a few days ago. The gun boat Bravo lias gone to Tampico from Vera Cruz and not to Progreso, as pre viously reported, it was announced. t———— SHIP HKLD UP | ♦ - * 4 Boston, March 5.—The steam- 4 4 er Pacific, carrying cotton from 4 4 Galveston for Rotterdam, lias 4 4 been held up by a British war- 4 4 ship and taken to Deal, at- 4 4 cording to a message received 4 4 today by tho Emery Steamship 4 4 company, owners of the ves- 4 4 sel. 4 * ♦ ........ .., RUSSIANS DEFEAT GERMAN ATTEMPT TO OUTFLANK WING Czar’s Forces on the Offen sive Along Almost En tire Front — I AGAIN CROSS INTO BUKOWINA DISTRICT Anglo-French Armies Active on th« Western Front. Bui l.ittle Progress Has Been Reported l.ondnn, March 5.—(3:45 .p. m.l Except in the central Reskid pass of the Carpathians, where fierce Aus trian attacks have moderated some what, the Russians are on the offen sive along the whole length of their extremely long line from the Baltic sea to the Roumanian border. Ap parently they have definitely disposed I of the (ierman and Austrian attempts to outflank their two extreme wings j and are moving slowly westward. After retiring to the Dnelster river tins « KuhsIhiih have iiealn crossed Into Huko wina and unofficially ore reported to ha a hack In (‘rnernow'lt*. They already had y ruptured Hndagnrn. a few miles north east of the capital. Farther to the west V (V they again sire in possession of Stanlslau nnd have crossed the Rukwa river, a forward atop, which. In the opinion of . military experts, probably will compel i ho Austrians to evacuate Bukowlna. In the Beskld. Tukluilka and Usaok 1 pusses the Austro-Germana hold strong 4 positions, whence they arc continually attacking the Russians, while In the western passes, especially the Dirtdft, thd Russians arc on the Hungarian slope*, f where the fighting has degenerated Into trench warfare. The Russians are send- I ing reinforcements to this southern line. Russians Advance i In northern Poland the Russians ark advancing westward from the Niemon river and the Germans are fighting In a rear-guard action. Only at. one point is the German attack being seriously pressed —against the fortress of Ossowet*. To the south, according to a Berlin dis patch, the Germans have evacuated Mysr. ynlec, on the Fast Prussian border, north west of Ijomza, while farther west, near Mlawa, they are believed actually to have J crossed the border after a defeat at ] Pizasnjsz. The Russians also show re- j vived activity In central Poland and have attacked the Germans east, of Plock and near Sklernlewlce, southwest of Warsaw. fn tlie west the Anglo-French armies J*l arc doing most of the attacking but ap-/ purently without making any further f progress, although they claim to bale repulsed German attacks which were de Hovered in an effort to regain lost ground 'Fhe sinking of the German submarine i U-8, as officially announced today, makes the fourth submarine sunk by British ships since the beginning of the war, the others being the U-1G, the tI-18 and one ! rammed by the destroyer Badger off the Belgian coast. It Is believed a French destroyer also sank one and the captains of two British inrehantmen claim ths prizes offered for thq first merchant cap tain to account for a. hostile submarine. There was no news tonight of naval ■ operations in the Dardanelles. FAMOUS AVIATOR AWARDED MEDAL Adolph Pegoud Honored for Service Rendered Against German Bird men Paris. March 5.-00:60 p. in.)—It is an nounced that Adolphe IVgoud, the fa mous aviator, has been awurded the mil itary medal for services during the war. The announcement says that Pegoud on several occasions pursued enemy aero planes and on February 2 attacked at a , great height and caused the fall of a German machine. Soon afterwards he attacked two other aircraft, causing tha first to full and the second to land.” Pegoud first came into fame in 1913 as tlie first aviator to fly upside down. A short time later he was the first uviator to loop the loop. For his experiments Pegoud was awarded the decoration of the Legion or Honor. Several times since the outbreak of the war Pegoud bus come into notice. On August 20 be returned to Paris from the front to get a new aeroplane, his old 1 one having been riddled by bullets. He was mentioned In dispatches for valor in November and late in January was re ported to have destroyed a German ex plosive depot by dropping bombs on it. SUNDAY’S AUE-HERALD Among articles by women writers in tomorrow's Age-Herald will be the fol lowing: “From Head to Toe Mademoiselle Fashion of l»15 Will He Stunning,” by Dolly Dalrymple. Marion Harlund tells of “Soups That May He Made Without Moat.*' Flora Milner Harrison, “Scliool Improve ment Increases Efficiency of Schools and Promotes Community Spirit.” Frances Cowles takes up “The Preston Family.” Ludy l)uff-Gordon, “Military Dresses.” Among striking articles on foreign topics will be: Hayden Church writes from London of the “Army of British Amuzons That Ger mans May Meet.” ‘The Melting Pot of War,” by Edward A. Fllene. Frank G. Carpenter, “Will Argentina Furnish Our Butter?” “British Colonies Want a Voice In Set tlement of the War,” by John 8. Steel, London. Among other articles worthy of especial note will be: “A Washington Birthday Party,” Bill Vines. “Tip and Down Broadway*” by Allen Griffin Johnson. “Oil, Shame on America! Isadora Dun* can Leaves Us.” “A Little of the Fund of Humor Th»» Made Channcey Pnpew Farnoua.” (ieorge Randolph cheater coaUBUM hi* novel, "Runaway June."