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LEiiAL ISSUES OF
CHURCH DEBATED Cumberland Presbyterians Take Up Presbyterian Church, U. S. A.', Case Memphis. Term., May 24.—Legal contests 1 between the Missouri synod of the Cum berland Presbyterian church and the Presbyterian church, U. 8. A., were re viewed and debated for more than an hour before the general assembly of the Cumberland church here today without determining the action to be taken by the church as a whole in relation to the suits which involve property In Missouri valued at approximately $1.^00,000. Wbethef the subject will be revived at a later session ot the assembly was not de cided tonight. A number of commissioners, however, pave their personal indorsemejit to the action of the Missouri committee, and promised financial aid to continue the liti pation. The federal court of appeals re cently decided in favor of the contention of the Presbyterian church, U. S. A., hut an appeal is to he taken to the supreme rourt of the United States. Rev. S. W. Elvain of Marshall. Mo., opened the discussion with an appeal for aid from the entire church membership In providing a fund of needed to con- j tinue the suits. Formal indorsement by lhe assembly was proposed in a resol lion offered by T. A. Havron, a Tennes see delegate/ but the resolution was op posed and finally withdrawn. Another resolution by Hev. J H. Sowingle of Austin, Tex., that the gen eral assembly give *its "personal ap proval" to members of the Missouri synod "in their efforts to maintain tbeir rights," was ruled out on a point of order. Action of a memorial proposing con stitutional amendments to require a majority vote c*f the chun h member ship to make binding any change in the fundamental laws of the denom ination. any merger with other de nominations or changes in name also was postponed. 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Declare Against Assembly Action Placing It On Record as Sup porting Any Political Organization, However. Committee Report Adopted Newport News. Va., May 24.—The gen eral assembly of the Southern Presby terian church today reaffirmed its op position to the liquor traffic, but de clared against assembly action placing it on record as supporting any political organization further than “humbly peti tion or advise.” This action, it was said, did not repeal the resolution advocating national prohibition adopted by the 1914 gercral assembly at Kansas City, as each assembly is a distinct body and cannot undo what has been done previously. The assembly’s stand on the liquor question was contained in the report of the committee on bills and overtures, which was adopted, and was a result of the protest to the Virginia synod against the action of the 1914 assembly. It was emphasized in the report and in the Virginia synod's protest, that in tak ing this position the assembly “makes no retraction of the church’s attitude against the evils of the liquor traffic or the sin of intemperance,'' but that fur ther action would violate the constitution of the church. The protest of the Transylvania pres bytery of Kentucky on the same ques tion is pending in committee. At three sessions today the assembly approved entertainments in church buildings for the purpose of raising church funds. Large Aid Given Aid was given to candidates in scliool preparing for the Presbyterian ministry, this number being the largest aided In my one year. In the work of ministerial relief the committee reported that it aided dur ing the year 62 retired ministers, 142 widows of ministers and 23 orphans of ministers. The total amount expended for beneficiaries was $43,435.60, which ums $4713.93 more than in the pre ceding year. The endowment fund for ministerial relief liad increased $7500 during the year, it was added, and the total amount now invested is $330,600. The appe"* Rev. Lloyd P. Field, for mer pastor of a church at Ouachita, Ark., against the Bynod of Arkansas, was re ferred to a judicial committee named by the moderator on recommendation of the judicial committee. The report of the readterim committee on education was received and referred to the judicial committee. On recommend'! f!un of the standing committee on foreign correspondence, greetings were sent to the northern as sembly in session at Rochester, N. Y., and to the United Presbyterian assembly at Loveland, Col. On Paid Entertainments The question of holding paid entertain ments in church buildings provoked much discussion. The issue was brought to the attention of the assembly in an overture from the First Presbyterian church of Wilmington, N. C.. which sought authority to continue this practice. The vote was largely in favor of granting the authority requested. The report of the standing committee cn Christian education and ministerial relief was submitted tonight by the secretary, the Rev. Dr. Henry H. Sweets, of Louisville, Ky. It showed that during the past year $108,010.45 had been contributed to this cause, an increase of $6863.00 over the preceding year. Addresses were delivered by the. Rev. Dr. Sydney L Oulick. formerly a mis sionary to Japan and now a representa tive of the federal council of the churches of Christ, in which capacity he recently visited Japan: by the Rev. Alva C. Hardy, who brought a fra ternal message from the Presbyterian church in Brazil, and by the Rev. Stuart L. Rossell of Paris, representing a delegation of the Huguenots. Tomorrow the commisisoners will go in a body to Norfolk, where they will 1 e entertained at luncheon by the Thirst Presbyterian church of that city. •••••••••••••••••••••••■••••••■•*«••••••••••••••■•••< structions to report to the next gen eral assembly. Because of the time given to the legal discussion consideration of a l umber of committee reports was de ferred until tomorrow. One report ap proved today provided for the division of the Texas synod and tlie formation of a new synod to include west Texas . nd New Mexico and another recom mended t'thing rally days. The Woman’s Missionary board ad journed lafe today after adopting aims which included dues and offerings of $12,000 for the coining year FINALEXERCJSES AT WARD-BELMONT Nashville, May 24.— (Special.)—To morrow brings to a close the com mencement exercises of Ward-Belmont. This is the second term of united Ward seminary and Belmont college. Since this union two thoroughly modern buildings have been erected at the cost of $200,000. These commencement ex ercises extended through a period of over a week. First in order of happening was on orchestra concert. This school boasts an orchestra of over 5a instruments Each year its programmes have in - creased in beauty and difficulty. This year's offering included among others of technical beauty Meyerbeer’s tri umphant march, "The Prophet,” and Mozart's symphony in G minor. Last Wednesday saw the opening of the art exhibit. A reception was neld and the exhibit was daily thrown open to the general public. The exhibit of this year contains examples of every branch and department of art: OH and water color1, charcoal and crayon, pas tels and china, creamlcs and etchings. During the past year students have, received liberal prices for their etch ings. A large kiln has also been put in. Percy Mackaye’s dramatic version of Jeanne D’Arc was given with marked suc cess by the school of expression. The scenic effects, costuming and lighting were excellent. The thoroughness of the training was given eloquent portrayal by the entire cast. Its general excellence v as worthy of commendation. Field day and school promenade proved successful events of last Saturday. One of Ward-Belmont’s proudest possessions is its campus. Laid out In ante-bellum days, it has been retained in its original beauty. The buildings have also been planned in regard to this old garden and have been built to complement the original old manor house. The baccalaureate sermon was delivered Sunday by Rev. John A. Rice, D. D., pas tor of Pt. John’s Methodist Episcopal ■ lunch of St. Louis. On Monday even ing the brilliant social event of com I mencemont took place—alumnae reception. On this occasion the alumnae of old Ward eminary and Belmont college were Joint guests of honor. Commencement proper will take place tomorrow morning, and the address is to be made by Right Rev. T. F. Gailor, Bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee. ISAYS HIGHWAY WILL BE COMPLETED Montgomery, May 24.— (Special.) That the Blrmlngham-Montgomery highway soon will be completed in ita entirety was the statement made in I Montgomery today by Sam A. Latham, a prominent lawyer of Clanton, who tailed to see Governor Henderson on official business. Mr. Latham declared .hat Chilton, ebunty has about com pleted its part of the highway and that only a few miles remain unfinished in that county. "Shelby county has also finished its t onstruction work,” said Mr. Latham, "and the only bad part of the bigh vay now lies in a corner of Shelby • ounty. When this part of the High way is improved the Birminghair. Montgomery highway w\ll be in good condition." Work on the highway has been In progress for the past three or four years, during which time considerable improvement has been made on the road, particularly in Shelby and Chil ton counties. Jefferson and Montgomery counties have already completed their part ot he highway and with the improvement of the short strip of road in Autaugc county the highway will be one of the | best In Alabama. Bessemer, May 24.—(Special.)—The Bes semer city court convened this morning with Judge J. C. B. Gwin on the bench. After Impaneling the juries for the week a jury civil docket was taken up and the entire day was taken up with the hearing of the case of John Cooper vs. 1 he Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron com* pany. The plaintiff was seeking dam ages for alleged personal injuries, and a large number of witnesses were examined. Ethridge & Lamar represented the plain tiff, while E. L. All, of the firm of Till man, Bradley &. Morrow, represented the defendant company. In the case of Georg'S Jordan vs. the Long-Lewis Hard wart company a consent judgment was reached in the amount of $50. The plaintirr n tills case was seeking damages for al leged injuries received w/rn a car in which he was riding was struck by a truck belonging to the defendant com pany. A wedding which came as a surprise | to the many friends of the contracting parties was that of Miss Catherine Nes perling and Holcombe li. Bacon, which was solmenized last night at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. M. K. Tiiornton, in the presence of a few relatives and friends. Both of the young people are well known in Bessemer, where they have lived for several years, Mrs. Bacon being a charming young woman and a popular member of the younger set, while Mr. Lacon is a young business nu | Mr. and Mrs. Bacon will reside in Be.$ emer. William llenry Coleman and John Wes ley Morgan, both negro boys, 12 and 11 years of age respectively, were taken to the county jail yesterday on a charge of murder, it being alleged that they attack ed another boy about the same age with rocks and un iron bar in the Louisvillo and Nashville yard Friday and Injured him so that he died at his home at Madi son station. Much interest is being manifested in the organization of the Bessemer District Baseball league, which took place yes terday afternoon at the city hall. Tht meeting was presided over by James F. Harrison, secretary of the Birmingham City league, while B. G. Alverson acted as temporary secretary. The following clubs were admitted to membership: Dolo mite, Hueytown, Bessemer Soil Pipe com pany, Lipscomb, McCalla and the Unitec States Cast Iron Pipe and Foundry com pany. The officers for the orgunizatior were elected as follows: Wilson S. Browr of Dolomite, president; J. W. Abernathj of McCalla, vice president and secretary The games are scheduled to take plac« every Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. A committee was appointed to meet nex Sunday afternoon at the city hall for th» purpose of drafting by-laws and a perma nent schedule. This league will be af filiated with the Birmingham amateu baseball commission. The following i the schedule for next Saturday: MoCalk vs. the Bessemer Soil Pipe company Hueytown vs. the United States Cast Iroi Pipe* and Foundry company; Lipscomb vs Dolomite. The men of the F*irst Methodist t-hurcl and the men of the Wesley Bible clas; of the church will have a social gatherini Thursday evening in the basement of th church, and every man connected wit! the church and Bible class are invlte< to attend, and enjoy the several interest ing features planned. The Pastor’s Helpers of the First Meth odist church will hold a business meet ing Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock ii the basement of the church, at which al members are urged to be present as sev eral matters of importance will be con sidered. Band No. 1 of the Ladies’ Aid societ of the First Baptist church held an in teresting business meeting this afternoo ut the church at which one new merabc was enrolled. Several plans were dls cussed, but nothing definite was decide on. Work on the two-story brick building which is being erected on Third avenu< between Eighteenth and Nineteent streets, for Jim Sullivan, is progressin rapidly, and already the brick walls ar up about six feet. Mr. Sullivan intend to use the building when completed fu his plumbing business. Bessemer lodge No. 109, lndepender Order of Odd v cllows. will hold its regL lar meeting Tuesday evening at 7:1 o’clock at the Woodmen of the Worl hall on Third avenue, between Nineteent and Twentieth streets. All members ar urged to be present. Dan C. Davis has returned from Chicag where be was the guest of relatives fc several weeks. Mrs. I. A. Lewis, Miss Rose Lewis. Mil Alma Lewis and Lawrence Lewis left tc day for Durham, N. C., where they wi attend the graduating exercises at Trinit college where Duff Lewis will graduate. Dr. J. G. Dupree is the guest of Mi Bailey in Bessemer for a few days. Mrs. William H. H. Judson and Mil Grace Judson have returned from Annk I ton where they were the guests of friend tna* twn waabs Mrs. W. F. Nolan is quite ill at h€ home on Fourth avenue, between Six teenth and Seventeenth streets. Mrs. Kate Waller, accompanied by he daughter. Miss Kathleen Waller, has gon to Sweetwater. Tenn., where they wi attend the graduation exercises at th Tennessee Military academy. LEE COUNTY RESIGNS Threatened Impeachment Proceedings Believed Re sponsible for Action Montgomery, May 24.—(Special.)—J. B. Lyons, probate Judge of Lee county, this afternoon tendered his resigna tion to Governor Henderson. Judge Lyons did not assign any reason for his action but it is understood that h« resigned his office because of the rec ommendations of the Lee county grand jury that he be impeached on the grounds of misappropriation of funds and intemperance. Judge Lyons was in Montgomery to day and conferred with Attorney Gen eral "William L. Martin. He declined to give out any statement following his conference with the attorney gen eral but it is certain that his talk with that official concerned his impeachment Cas«. Attorney General Martin announced tonight that as a result of Judge Lyons' lesignatlon he would not proceed any further with the Impeachment proceed ings. Mr. Martin probably will inform the supreme court, before which tri bunal the case would have been ried, of Judge Lyons’ action. Impeachment Recommended The impeachment of Judge Lyons has been recommended at two sessions of the Lee county grand Jury, the jury’s ' first report having been sent to the j attorney general about three weeks ngo. The second report, substantial ly the same as the first, though sup- j ported by testimony of witnesses, was lecelved by Mr. Martin tonight. Judge Lyons’ successor will be ap- . pointed by Governor Henderson. Attorney General Martin tonight cave The Age-Herald correspondent the following statement regarding Judge Lyons' case: "On May 13 the report of the grand Jury of Lee county recommending the impeachment of J. B. Lyons, judge of J probate, reached this office. On account I of the doubtful sufficiency of this re I port the grand jury was reassembled I and on May 20 made a second recom mendation. Under the statute it now j becomes the duty of the attorney gen eral to file articles of impeachment with the supreme court. “Judge Lyons has today resigned his office. As the object of impeachment is the removal of the official the only further proceedings of this office will be to report the facts to the supreme court and ask that a proper order he entered disposing of the recommenda tion. Under the holding of the court in the case of the state vs. Wood, judge of probate of Lowndes county (1904 b the proceeding now' becomes a moot cause, which the court will not con sider.” OLDERBOY^MEETING CLOSES AT CORDOVA Cordova. May 24.—(Special.)—-Eleven towns scattered over ail sections of the county were represented In the Walker County Older Boys’ conference, which came to a close at noon Sunday after a two days’ session. Miss Freda Bose of Montgomery, teen age superintendent Ala bama Sunday School association, and Harry Denman, leader in boys’ work for boys, in Birmingham, were the principal speakers In the conference which was held under the direction of A. G. Sullivan teen age sueprintendent of the Walker County Sunday School association. The offers of the conference were: Charles Gray, Jasper, president; Jeff Gilchrist, Cordova, vice president; Walter Brown, Jasper, secretary, and William Ramsey, Carbon Hill, treasurer. The banquet, for which music was furnished by the Cor dova orchestra, was one of the features of the tw’o days’ meet, and the mass meeting and farewell service Sunday were other features. Mr. Denman spoke Sun day morning on the subject, “Up Stream.” and lid a number of the older t>oys Into a declaration of their determination to live upright, clean, Christian lives. At the banquet session a permanent organization, was affected, known as the Walker County Older Boys’ council, and the work of this council will be w’atched with much interest throughout the state, inasmuch as conference^ of this kind have I never been tried for a whole county at a time. l*pon the success of this undertak ing depends the enlargement of the work throughout Alabama, and so far the state workers have declared the work of th< cider boys of this county, whose ages range from 15 to 21, to be entirely suocess ful. Charley Gray of Jasper was commis sioned to carry the message of greetings from the older boys to the Older Girls conference to be held here June 5 and 6. SELMA Selma, May 24.— (Special.)—At th< regular semi-monthly meeting of the k city council Monday night, W. 8. Monl was elected to represent the Thirt ward In that body to succeed the latt Henry Franelich. Mr. Monk is presi dent of the Central Alabama Dry Goodi company, and is a well known bus! i ress man of the city. He will servi i and will make the ward a splendi* ; representatitves. O. F. Childers, Sr., 67 years, died a l his home in the western section o • Selma Monday night after an illnes: of several weeks. The deceased wa: a w’ell known farmer of Dallas count: • and served the Confederate states gal • lantly throughout the war. He was j i member of Camp Jones, United Con 1 federate Veterans of this city. H • leaves a widow and six children. Th ■ Internment will be made In Live Oal cemetery Tuesday. A. W. Llndrop, aged 65, a well knowi i resident of Selma, died Monday nigh ! after a lengthy illness. Besides hi - wdfe, he leaves three children, twi 1 daughters and a son. The deceased wa a native of New Orleans, but has bee: , a resident of Selma for nearly a quar . ter of a century. The Interment wii i he made in Live Oak cemetery. Tues 3 day. a __ s ■■ ■- - ■— RICHMOND *) ’ and Return i pg = June 1, 2, 3 Account : U. C. V. All-Steel Trains and Most Convenient a Schedules Via : SEABOARD "The Progressive Railway [ of the South” ' W. B. QRESHAM, D. P. A. 11927 let Ave. Phene Main 231 Wood’s Scientific Demon strations Prove Popular. Amsbary Lectures Large audiences were attracted to the Redpath Chautauqua last night. Montraville Wood's scientific demon- , strations of gyroscope and ultra-vio let ray proved most popular and there were several startling features. The performance was prefaced by a con- ; cert by the orchestral club, which was applauded at frequent intervals. Wallace Bruce Amsbary’s lectures in the morning and afternoon proved , highly entertaining. Parts of his aft ernoon recitations were most pic turesque and his sketches of Amcr- ! ican writers were very enjoyable. Today is designated as band day and will be one of the most brilliant pro grammes of the entire Chautauqua. Francesca Pallaria and his large band will render two programmes and Bir mingham music lovers expect excellent performances as Pallaria has a high reputation both in this country and in Italy as a director. He is said by critics to be dynamic, dramatic and spectacular, and his enthusiasm is said to bring out the very best in his high ly trained artists. His programme will be as follows; AFTERNOON. March. Redpath, by Pallaria. Overture, II Quarany, by Gomez. Pahsa, Indian intermezzo, by Lind say. Southern Star Overture on southern ladies, by Mahl. Intermission. Cavalry charge (descriptive fantai- i eie), by G. Lueders, arranged by L. P. Laurendeau. (Synopsib: Morning of the battle; in fantry is heard approaching with fifes and drums; cavalry in the distance, coming nearer and nearer until they charge upon the enemy; cavalry, infan try and artillery in the melee of battle, defeat of the enemy, pursued in the distance by the cavalry.) Hungarian Dance No. 5. by Brahms. Intermezzo, L’Amlco Fritz, by Mas cagni. Cornet solo, Stabat Mater, by Ros sini. Finale, Gloconda, by Ponchielli. EVENING PROGRAMME. March, American Navy, by Pallaria. Overture, Raymond, by Thomas Waltz, Sempre Omal. by Strauss. Baritone solo, Venetian Song. by Tosti. Celebrated organ offertory' by Bat liste. Intermission. Overture, William Tell, by Rossini. Hungarian dance No. 6, by Brahms. Quartet from Glgoletto. by Verdi. Selection from Carmen, by Bizet. The death of Custer; the battle of Little Bighorn, a descriptive Amer ican and Indian fantaisie. by Lee John son. GADSDEN Gadsden, May 24.—(Special.)—Merchants of the Gadsden district will be invited to the city this year, and will be given en- I tertainment on an even more extensive scale than last year. This was decided Saturday night at the meeting on Look out mountain of the Travelers’ Protec tive association. Committees have been named to work out the details and select the date. Officers elected for the year are as follows: President, W. K. Ives; vice president, T. E. Paschall; secretary and treasurer, E. D. Jordan. In his charge to the grand jury today, Judge J. A. Bilbro directed attention to an investigation to determine whether “ambulance chasing" is being practiced in the county by lawyers or by persons employed by lawyers. He jflso asked for an investigation of reports that liquor is being served in club rooms in the county. The Sunday law and the loss of gov ernment military property was given at tention in the charge. The A. and J. Stoves works resumed operations today after being idle for sev eral months. Thi Gulf States Steel com pany is said to be filling orders for nails for export to China, while another big order for cotton mill improvements at Anniston has been received by the South ern Manufacturing company. Col. R. B. Kyle, pioneer of Gadsden, and one of the best known men of north Alabama, today is celebrating his 89th birthday. He recently returned from Flor ida where he syends his winters. He Is very active, and during his long life he has done much for the city of his choice. His work along that line is continuing. He received many congratulations. Practically all the retail stores of Gads den have agreed to close Friday after noons during the summer to give clerks a half holiday. A delegation of BO or 00 residents of Boaz and Marshall county appeared before the highway commission this afternoon ask ing that the road from Gadsden to the Marshall county line be improved with a portion of the $200,000 bond issue. MARIOrTlNSTITUTE BOYS PASS EXAMS Marion, May 24.—(Special.)—The Mls sissippi reports from the April entrance examinations to the naval academy, which have been received in Marion today, shows that Robert P. Briscoe of Centre i ville, Miss., w’ho completed the army and navy course in the Marion institute, passed the entrance examinations with distinction and made 100 per cent in the mathematics department. This adds an , other name to the extraordinary list of Marion institute candidates who have j made perfect marks in mathematics on , these difficult examinations. More than , BC per cent of the candidates throughout i the entire United States fail to make tno passing mark of 62 per cent and a per I feet mark of 100 in the difficult mathe matical subjects is a notable record for southern boys. Peiryman of Georgia won first honors on the Annapolis competitive : examinations and cook of Indiana who are Marion institute students made thii , extraordinary record with Mississippi and | Alabama candidates. DISCUSS CONDITIONS * IN THE FAR EASI Washington. May 2*.-rfherwood Ed dy, secretary for Asia of the interna tional committee of the Young Men’i Christian association, discussed th< Chlnese-Jnpanese situation with Pres ident Wilson tonight. He told th< President that Christianity was gain ing a firm foothold in both countries Eddy said he did not expect Jupal to urge on China the demand to allowed to spread Buddhism In China l He declared that Japan had been -non I friendly toward Christianity during thi ' last year than ever before. "China gave Bubbhlsm to Japan.’ said Mr. Eddy. “The demand that Ja pan be allowed to spread the rellgioi in China ia about the same as it wouli be for the United States to demand ths she be allowed to spread Christianity I in England.” T' In the j store w gaherdi skirts $3 White gaberdine is a reliable and sensible wash fabric for skirts. These Skirts are fashion ably made with patch pockets and full flare, as new skirts should be made. To complete our assortment of Summer Skirts for juniors and growing girls, we an nounce Skirts of corduroy and pique. Silk dresses fSgfl\ juniors $12.0(i4 Mahers who have experienced trouble . bg graceful Junior. Dresses for their growing daughters be frequent visitors to our Junior Store and should com. ,iially today to see these Silk Dresses. They are a special purchase and many o '%• Ja are values greatly in excess of this special price. 12.95. are made of good silk taffeta, in sand, putty, Belgian blue Jpl rose, and are made in a befitting way with a careful regard for the fact that junior girls are in their awkward years. (Junior Store, 2d Floor) Junior Suits which j j sold up to 30.00, to be j_cleared for Loveman.J®.vjh 5 Loeb In Ordering Goods Plea we Mention rl'HR VfiR-HRRALD r THE WAR AT A GLANCE 11 The war declared by Italy on Austria is not yet in full swing, but small battles are under way along the frontier, and | the Austrians already have attacked I Italian towns on the east coast with war I ships and aeroplanes. The towns shelled ' and bombarded included Venice, An- \ conn, Porto Corsinl. Berletta, Gesi and Potensea Picena. The bombardment of Ancona is said to have lasted about two hours and Cienna reports that the bombs thrown on the military buildings by the Austrian aero planes at that place and on the arsenal at Venice caused ‘‘visible damage and fires.” The Italian authorities, on the other hand, declare that the damage was slight. Throughout Italy and Austria the out break of war has been made the occa sion for demonstrations of patriotism and loyalty. It apparently has been greeted in both countries as a very desirable end ing of the negotiations which had been going on for months past for a different and peaceful settlement. In London, Paris and Petrograd the Italian resi dents have held processions, with ban ners flying, and many are preparing to Join the colors. Temporarily, the Austro-Italian situa tion has put the active campaign both in the east and the west somewhat In the background, although in these two war zones fighting of a serious nature con tinues. In the east Russia has begun a new offensive and the advance of the Austro-Germans seemingly has been checked. Vienna, for the first time in several weeks, fails to claim successes in Galicia. The Austro-Germans in this re gion have been thrown on the defen sive, according to the Russian war of fice. The British commander in chief on the continent, Field Marshal Sir John French, reports the evacuation of some trenches by the British troops owing to the use of asphyxiating gas shells by the Ger man artillery east of Ypres. where the Germans broke through the British line in several places. The British troops, however, have made new progress Jn the strategically I territory to the north of La From London that Italy has a separate peace in line with the signed by Great The German has been still ! occupation of the with the Italian allowed no time for the elaboration of the draft of the note. - ! While progress lias been made in tfee 1 formation of the new British coalition j cabinet. Premier Asquith is not yet ready •to make known the names of the new ministry. A German submarine has sunk the Nor wegian steamer Minerva, bound from New York for Christiania. Another steamer which rescued the crew of the Minerva was narrowly missed by a torpedo uenfc at her by the submarine, PARIS IS ENTHUSED OVER ITALY’S MOVE Paris, May 24.—f 11 :F,0 p. m.)~The news of the Italian declaration of war has caused an outburst of enthusiasm throughout France. Everywhere th» Italian flHg has been added to the three allied flags flying from public buildings. • The minister of public instruction proclaimed a holiday in all universi ties, colleges and schools "in honor of the memorable hour when our sister. | Italy, joins with us and our allies ill the glorious struggle for civilian tlon and justice.” Thousands of Italians parade the boulevards tonight, carrying ttie riags of the allies. / y CUSTOM For Infants and Children. Mothers Know That Genuine Castoria Thirty Years CASTORIA TMC OimuR OMMKV. ■» YORK OTTY.