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FAIR TONIGHT AND TO MORROW Octalled Hiport P«I» • f,^ A 4 ., ~ s?«K D VOL. 77—NO. 130. PRIZE COURT FOR FRTCISREJECTEO U. S. Note Objects to Germany's Proposi tion to Settle for Sinking of Ship WOULD INVOLVE USELESS DELAY, States Destruction of American Vessel by Prinz Eitel Was a Violation of Existing Treaty Stipulations Be tween United States and Prussia fiu Assunatcd Prt-si. Washington May 5. —The text of the American note to Germany declining the suggestion that reparation for the sinking of the American sailing ship William P. Frye by the converted rruiser Prinz Eitel Priedrich be made through a German prize cojirt, and re iterating the representations for in demnity was made public to-day by the State Department. It already has been presented to the Berlin Foreign Dffice in the form of a communication from Ambassador Gerard. It follows: "In reply to Your Excellency's note »f the sth instant, which the govern ment of the United States understands admits the liability of the imperial Herman government for the damages re »ultin«* from the sinking of the Amer ican sailing vessel William P. Frye by the German auxiliary cruiser Prinz Eitel Priedrich on January 28. last, I have the honor to say, by direction of my government, that, while the prompt ness with which the imperial German government has admitted its liability is highly appreciated, my government feels that it would be inappropriate in the circumstances of this case and would involve unnecessary delay to adopt the suggestion in your note that the legality of the capture and destruc tion. the standing of the claimants and the amount of indemnity should he sub mitted to a prize court. Liability of the Germai.s "Unquestionably the destruction of ♦l.is vessel was a violation ot' the obli gations imposed upon the imperial <>er man government under existing treaty stipulations between the United States and Prussia, anil the United States gov ernment by virtue of its treaty rights has presented to the imperial German government a claim for indemnity on account of the resulting damages suf fered by American citizens. "The liability of the imperial Ger man government and the standing of the claimants as American citizens and the amount of indemnity are all ques tions which lend themselves to diplo matic negotiations between the two governments and happily the question of liability has already been settled iu that way. The status of the claimants and the amount of indemnity are the only questions remaining to be settled < unflnueri on Ninth I'aitp. CIRCUS HEREAT MIDNIGHT First Section Will Arrive at Paxton Street About That Time—Route of Street Parade Announced Announcement was made this after noon by Dexter Pellowes, pre-* repre sentative of the Barnum circus which will show under the "big top" at Sixth and Mahantongo streets to morrow afternoon and evening, that the street parade is scheduled to start at 10 o'clock from the show grounds. It will be two miles long. The police department granted permission for the parade to pass to-morrow morning over the following route: Down Sixth street to Market, to Second, to Mac lay, to Sixth to show grounds. The circus will detrain at Paxton street, and the Pennsylvania railroad tracks from which point the parapher nalia will go through the city streets in the early morning to Sixth and Ma hantongo streets. The circus is traveling iu four spe cial trains, the first of which will ar rive at Paxton street shortly after midnight. By daylight it is calculated that the whole circus will have been unloaded. The circus is showing in Lancaster to-day. WATCHMAN OUTWITS THIEVES By Clever Ruse He Upsets Their Plans to Rob a Store (Special to the Star-Independent.) Middletown. Pa., May s.—But for the timely arrival of Christ Brenneman, night watchman, the shoe store of Val entine Baumbach, Sr., it is believed, v.i uld have been looted by thieves early this morning. The night watchman observed sev c ral suspicious characters loitering in the business scctiqp. The watchman walked by, rather nonchalantly, and created the impression with the crooks that he had paid no attention to them. He, however, secretly retraced his steps and hid around a corner. A min ute later, he said, the thieves made a rush for the door. Brenenman took up the chase. The crooks fled. Police i here expect to make arrests. s!)c Star- 'llHg'lfc SnkfJenknt MANNING PLANS SUBWAY ON SOUTH CAMERON ST. Proposes Its Construction at the Inter section With Cameron Parkway— Also Suggests a River Road All the Way to Middletown A subway on South Cameron street, at the intersection with Cameron park- I way, and also the lt»yiug out of a road to skirt the Susquehanna river from the present terminus of South Front street to the mouth of the Swatara creek, in Middletown, are suggestions x'or pos ■ sible future improvements made to-day by Warren 11. Manning, Harrisburg's | landscape architect. He is here from ■ Boston making his semi-annual inspec tion. Mr. Manning made it plain that nei ther the City oi Harrisburg nor any ! other interested community will im | mediately "jump in" and do this work, ! yet he pointed out that conditions here ! as they are pictured to him, especially with the increased traffic and the grow ing city, warrant his recommending such plans. The park expert this morning eon ! ferred with J. V. \Y. Kevnders, vice j president and general manager of the j Pennsylvania Steel Company, and also with \V. B. MeCaleb, superintendent of | the Philadelphia division of the Penn sylvania railroad. He discussed plans , he has advanced to the City for ex ; tending the Cameron parkway from the present terminus, across Cameron street and thence westwardlv to the river and ContlutUMl on \lnth 'MISS MARIAN ANGELL TO WEI) ! Her Engagement to William Simpson Godfrey, of Philadelphia, Announced : Mrs. Thomas Barnhaiu Angeil, of the | Utter apartments, announced last even* ; ing the engagement of her daughter, I Miss Marian Clifford Angeil, to William Simpson Godfrey, of Philadelphia. Since her coming out four years ago, Miss Angeil has been one of the most j popular members of the younger social | set. She attended the Seiler school and I finished her education at the school of the Misses Haden. I'elham Manor, New j York. Her father, the late Or. Thomas j B. Angeil, was for years rector of St. : Stephen's Episcopal church, iu this city. Mr. Godfrey is a son of Mr. and 'Mrs. | Lincoln Godfrey. 2009 Spruce street, j Philadelphia, and is president of Wil- I liain Simpson Sons \ Company, niem- I bers of the Philadelphia Bourse. He is 1 a graduate of Harvard, class 1903. and a member of the Racquet, Morion Cricket, Philadelphia, Radnor Hunt and Union Leagf.e Oiubs, of Philadelphia. Lincoln tiodfrey is identified promi nently with Pennsylvania banking and business interests. He is a director of the Pennsylvania Railroad, of the Philadelphia Trust, Safe Deposit \ Insurance Company and of several oth er corporations. DEADCfITROUTS fIQ'SJFFIEIILS Loud Cries For Disin fectants From the Offices of Five De partments WILD ANIMAL VERY NOXIOUS Pelt From Clinton County, Sent to Prove Bounty Claim, Makes Pres ence Known the Minute It Is Un wrapped in Commission's Quarters Having the pelts of noxious animals sent to the secretary of the State Game j Commission-in order to let him decide whether the dead animals were really 1 of the kind mentioned in the law on . which bounties must be paid, has its j disadvantages. Piled up in Secretary j Kalbfus' office are huge bales of skins, j accompanied by certificates and affi j davits to the effect that they are those \ of noxious animals. The slayers want I the bounty on them and the entire of j fice force has its hands full and its I time much occupied in examining the , pelts. But this morning the "skin game" i reached the limit. From Clinton coun i ty, wrapped up in many thicknesses of : heavy paper, came the skin of a wild ! cat, a noxious ineast ou whose pelt there j is a bounty of $2. As the office force removed the wrapper from this bundle there arose an odor that permeated the entire room and spread out into the corridor and into the Forestry Depart ment, and the offices of the pure food J division, the economic zoologist and ; far front to the agriculture depart j ment. All the officials or employes who j could, found something to do outside | the Capitol. It was loud and not only noxious but obnoxious and odoriferous. The animal from which that hide had been divorced must have been a long time dead and his skin was evi dence of this fact. Taking the data accompanying the hide, the clerks de posited it—the skin, not the data —in one of the metal refuse receptacles in the corridor and for a while it shed fragrance of a doubtful character until the garbage can was removed. The health department was requisi tioned for disinfectants and, after a while, things were better, but the scent of that wild cat skin remains as one sent from Clinton county. HARRISBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 5, 1915 12 PAGES. FIRES ON BU WICKS WIFE E. C. Hawthorn, Victim of Recent Explosion, to the Rescue Whenj Woman Screams THIEF ENTERS BY BALCONY "Second-Story" Man Climbs to High i Porch By Aid of Bench and Ran sacks Bureau But Forced to Flee Before Obtaining Any Loot As the result of an experience with a burglar in her bedroom at 8 o'clock this morning Mrs. Edmund C. Haw thorn, of 2305 Prospect street, is suf fering from a painful bruise on the side of her head and a nervous breakdown. She does not know how the injury was inflicted; nor how she got scratches which to-day appear on her throat, ap parently made by sharp finger nails, but she believes the burglar tried to beat her senseless and choke her as she slept. Suddenly awakened bv what she now thinks must have been a blow on her head, causing the bruise, she saw a man crouching at the foot of her bed. She gave a loud scream, which served to drive the burglar through the open balcony door and a few seconds later to bring her husband, armed with a re volver, from an adjoining room. Mr. Hawthorn hud been awakened instant-! ly by the scream, and seizing his weap on had dashed into his wife's room. He tired two shots from the balcony at i ; random, but could sea nothing of the j intruder. Mr. Hawthorn, the proprietor of the j Mount Pleasant garage, was one of the ■ live men who were seriously burned at j the explosion of a blazing machine in the garage on September 16, last. He was in the Harrisburg hospital until j September 22, in a very serious con dition. He has not yet fully recovered strength. Foot Prints on the Carpet Since the time of his accident his ! wife has been in a nervous condition. After he had responded thug morning to her cry. and had at the time seen no traces of a burglar, he attributed the incident to dreams. His wife too, who was in a dazed condition, was for the time satisfied with that explana i tion. j In bro.nl daylight, however, there i were unmistakable proofs that the af i fair had been more than a dream. The [tracks of muddy shoes were plainly ; visible ou the door of the bed room, | leading to and from Xhe balcony door; i a bureau drawer was found rausicked; ;an open handbag containing a few 1 handkerchiefs was discovered on the door: a bench was disclosed leaning ' diagonally against the kitchen wall, by i means of which access could easily be had to the balcony and most conclusive j of all the bruise and scratches on Mrs. Hawthorn were revealed. Nothing in the room was missing. Left Balcony Door Unlocked Mrs. Hawthorn is of the decided opinion that she could not have receiv ed her injuries in a dream, although she does not know how or when they were inflicted. She says that although she had read of experiences like this morning's she had not expected that anything of the sort ever wonld hap pen to her, and that she had been ac customed to keep her balcony door open without fear of intruders. There had been no attempted rob- Mberi'es in the vicinity of the Haw thorn home for some time, and the resi dents of the neighborhood sav that ; they have seldom taken the precautious to lock all their doors at night. They add, however, that they will let no j doors unlocked hereafter. REVENUE RAISER RESTORED Bill Putting Tax On Stock Transfers Is Revived in House Another of Governor Brumbaugh's revenue raisers was placed on the cal i endar of the House this morning after | it had been defeated last Wednesday. . The bill proposes a two-cent stamp tax [ on each transfer of SIOO worth of stock. The vote by which the bill was reconsidered on motion of "Representa tive Rininger, of Blair. The bill was then made a special order of ibusiness for 8.30 o'clock on next Monday I night. The .Tones revenue raiser which pro- I poses a 4-mill tax on corporate loans, j collectable at the source, passed in the House by a vote of 165 to 13. This is ! not an additional tax, merely chang : ing the manner of collection. Mr. I .(ones, of Susquehanna, sponsor of the | bill, said it would bring into the State Treasury the sum of $1,500,-000 an j nually for use in construction and maintenance of public highways. The i bill now goes to the Senate for con currence. The Sproul Senate bill which ex empted bequests to purely public char ities from inheritance taxes was strick ed from the calendar, after W. H. Wil son, of Philadelphia, said it would ma terially Teduce the State revenue from that source. Mr. Wilson said he had permission from Senator Sproul to have the bill dropped from the calen dar. May Not Adjourn Till May 27 While May 20 has been accepted generally as the time the lawmakers will finally adjourn, yet it was whis pered in the Senate to-day that the real getaway date will be May 27. It was said that revenue bills will take up so much time that it will be impos sible to get away before 'May 27. TORPEDOED AMERICAN VESSEL CARRIED U.S. FLAG ,:._. - •" X ~ . •••• THE GULFUGHT Pensance, England, May 5, 3.38 P. M. —At the inquest to-day into the death of Captain Alfred Gunter, of the American oil tank steamship Gulflight which was torpedoed May I off the Seillv islands, the verdict reached was "heart failure accelerated bv shock caused by the torpedoing of the ship." Evidence given at the inquest showed that the Gultlight was flying a very large American flag at the time she was torpedoed. ADD 24 PERCENT TO Ml FEES I Leaders Agree With Governor to Cut, Down the Increase j Originally Proposed ! BILL AMENDED THIS MORNING Passed on Second Beading in the House on a Basis Which, It Is Estimated, 1 Will Yield More Than Additional Bevenue Further reductions in automobile li cense foes as originally proposed in the Lipschutz bill, one of the measures with which Governor Brumbaugh hopes to help fill the dcpleated State treasury, were shown when the bill appeared ou special order for second reading in the House this morning, the measure, how ever, still providing material increases over the present law. The bill, as first OraTted, proposed to double the license fee. As it came out of committee it provided for a 50 per cent, advance for pleasure vehicles. This morning's amendments make the i increase over the present rates average 24 6-10 per cent. The bill, which is an amendment to the automobile license act, will go into effect January 1. 1916, if it becomes a law. One thousand additional copies of the bill as amended will oe printed for the use of the members over the week-end recess. The measure was made a spe cial order of business on third reading for next Monday night at 9.30 o'clock. The measure, as it will come before the House for final passage, was agreed on at a conference between Governor Continued on IMnth I'nite AUGUSTUS^BAUDER IS DEAD Betired Middletowu Tanner, Who Was 81 Years Old Last January, Suc cumbs Early To-day (Special to the Star-Independent.) Middletowu, Pa., May s.—Augustus Bander, a retired tanner and business man, died at his Main street home here at 5 o'clock this morning after a brief illness'due to old age. He celebrated his 81st birthday on January 19, last. Mr. Bauder was on„' of Maddletowu s most wideiv known citizens. He had lived here for more than twenty-five years, having come to town from Bliz abetbville, in the upper end of tie coun ty, where he also spent more than a quarter of a century of his life. Mr. Bauder was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, and camo to this country i when but a boy. He learned the leather I tanning trade in Halifax, Dauphin I county, and ofterward conducted a suc [ cessful business in Elizabethville. When his big plant in Elizabethville | was destroyed by tire in 1890 he moved : to Middletown and 'became associated i in the tanning business with his cousin, : the late Congressman John W. Rife. | Afterward he opened a flour and feed : store here and was actively engaged in j that business until last year. Mr. and i Mrs. Bauder celebrated their golden ! wedding anniversary on September 15, I 1909. Mr. Bauder leaves his widow, who is 73 years old, together with seven sons, as follows: Prank and Br. George W., of 'Harriaburg; Aaron, of Chicago, 111.; William, of Elizabethville; Jacob, of Reading, and Harry and Charles, of Middletowu. During his residence here iMr. Bauder was an active member of the United Brethren church. The Rev. E. E. Lud wick, formerly pastor of the United Brethren church here, will officiate at the funeral services, whieh w-ill be held ! at the home on Saturday afternoon at 2 ! o'clock. The Rev. 1. H. Albright, the I present pastor of the United 'Brethren church, will assist at the services. In j tennent will be in the M&ddletown cem ! etery. Injured Eye Bemoved William W. Good, 1'2 1 2 , 4 Walnut street, employed at the Division street freight transfer of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, was struck in the left eye by a bolt this afternoon and was so severely injured that the optic had to be removed (by physicians at the Harriaburjt hospital. BRITISH RETREAT WITH HEfIVYLOSSES fITYPRES: RUSSIANS AGAIN BEATEN Berlin, May 5, vis London, 3.55 P. M.—The statement issued to-day at the army headquarters follows: "Western theatre of war: The Brit ish continue their retreat with heavy losses in the direction of the bridge head situated sharply to the east of Ypres. The Van Heule and Ekstern est farms, the castle ground of Heren th.ige, and the Set Pappotje farm were taken by us. "Southeastern theatre of war: An attack by the allied troops north of the wooded Carpathians pierced j through the third fortified line of the j Russians who yesterday were defeat ed along the entire front, retreating toward the Wisloka river. The magni tude of the victory may be seen from the fact that, owing to the piercing | by the allies of the enemy's lines the j Russians are beginning to evacuate I I threatened positions on their northern ; flank, in the wooded Carpathians southwest of Dukla. "The rapidity with which our suc cesses have been achieved makes it j impossible to give an idea in figures i of the booty taken in this victory. Ac cording to reports at lnnd, the number of prisoners taken up to the present amounts to more than 30,000." A REGIMENT OF TURKISH TROOPS IS ANNIHILATED Paris, May 5, 3.55 P. M.—A dis patch from Mytilene to the Havas Agency says that a regiment of Turk ish troops was annihilated during fight ing at the Dardanelles last night and that the allies transported 1,000 more prisoners .to Tenedos and Moudros. The dispatch also that a squadron of wnrships of the allies again bom barded forts at the Dardanelles and Turkish encampmeuts on the coast. Pursuing Defeated Turks Tiflis, Transcaucasia, May 5, Via Pe trograd and London, 3.30 P. <M. —The pursuit of the defeated Turkish army under Khali Bey, in the Khori-Dalmon region of the Caucasus, is being con tinued. according to trustworthy ad vices reaching Tiflis. TO ACT ON SERVICE HOARD Governor Expected Shortly to Dispose of All Pending Appointments It is expected that Governor Brum- I baugh will tak<> action soon on the ap- I pointments to membership in the Pub | lie Service Commission and a number j of other Tener appointments now in the hands of the Senate Committee on Ex ecutive Nominations. The Governor is reported to have in formed the committee that he is about to go over the list and when he is through he will submit his findings to the committee and it car. act accord ingly. It is said that there are some mem bers of the committee who are of opin ion that until that body takes some ac tion on the Governor's letter of recall of the Public Service Commission nomi nations the names of the Tener ap pointees still remain in the committee's possession to be disposed of. Millersburg Bridge Bill Passes The Senate passed finally to-day th*> bill introduced by Senator Beidleman appropriating $275,000 to construct a bridge over the Susquehanna river be tween Millersburg, Dauphin county, and Crow'B Larfding. There was no op position and it had forty votes, in its favor. The bill now goes to the House for concurrence, and will be in charge of the Dauphin county members of that body. Jewelry Salesmen Taxed 900 Geier & Kupersmith and E. J. Greg ory, jewelry salesmen, who are in the city temporarily conducting jewelry auction sales, this afternoon obtained mercantile licenses at the county treas ury upon paying S6O each. An "opinion obtained by the Treasurer from Auditor General Powell held these merchants to be liable for this tax. HI OF FIRMIED Vice President Atter bury Tells Why the Company Maintains Detective Force SPIES TO WATCH LABOR LEADERS They Are Also Used to Ascertain and Report to Officials the Conduct and Sentiment of Employes and Actions of Organizers By Associated Press. Washington, May 5. —Labor condi tions in the Pennsylvania railroad af fect iug its telegraphers and shopmen, were inquired into from the standpoint of the railroad company at the contin uation to-day of the hearings before the iFederal Industrial Relations Com mission. The commission had already heard H. B. Perham, president of the Order of Railway Telegraphers, reigarding complaints by that organization against the Pennsylvania. The com t plaints charged that the railroad com pany refused to recognize the tele graphers' unions, made every effort to break up existing unions and prevent organization of the others. Pennsylvania railroad officials were heard on theee complaints to-day, W. W. Atterhury, vice president, being the principal witness. Railroad Dominates Altoona, Perham, as the first witness to-day, was questioned by R. H. Aiehton, vice president of the Chicago and North western railway, on telegraphers' workiug conditions. Aishton brought out ttiat telegraphers and signal men on the main line of the Pennsylvania, where traffic is dense, work eight hours a day. In response to questions by Com missioner O'Connell relating to condi tions at Altoona, Pa., where the Penn sylvania has a large shop, Mr. Perham declared that the railroad dominated the city and that employes who incur-" red displeasure of railroad officials could not find work there. The Pennsy's Labor Policy MT. Atterbury presented a long state ment of the company's labor policy and answers to Perham's charges of dis- Continued on Ninth Page. JITNEY'BIS LINE STOPS Snavely, of Middletown, Quits Regular Service, But Will Haul for a Dime (Special to the Star-Independent.) Middletown, Pa.. May 5. —E. IM. Snavely, who introduced the jitney business in Middletown, put four autos into service and once had plans for obtaining regular jitney buses —en- closed cars —decided to-day that com petition has made the business unprofit,- > able. Besides he concluded that there is not sufficient travel in town and in 'Royalton to warrant continuing a reg ular scheduled service, so he has aban doped his plan. Of course, if any person wants trans fer service, Snavely says, he will pro vide it, but the price will not be one "jitney," but two "jitneys"—ten cents. Snavely had planned to run autos hourly between this town and Royal ton. Several pt'her auto owners started similar service—-in t'he evenings—and the competition, Snavely says, is too keen for a profitable 'business. One of Snavely's competitors on Sun day declared that he hauled 300 pas sengers. Not all were at the "jitney" rate. Some "tipped" the chauffeur. WHITE HOUSE DRIVER FINED Tumulty's Chauffeur Pays 95 for Ex ceeding the Speed Limit By Associated Press. Washington, ' May s.—Secretary Tumulty went to police court to-day to testify for a White House chauffeur, who a traffic policeman testified, ex ceeded the speed limits w*hile driving t'he secretary home from the Executive offices. Mr. Tumulty toOd the judge that the big automobile bearing rhe coat-of-arms of the United States was going as slow as possible, but nevertheless it coit the chauffeur $5. POSTSCRIPT PRICE, ONE CENT. 3 MORE SEA CRAFT SUNK BY GERMANS Blown Up by Subma rines in North Sea- Feared Others Shar ed Same Fate THE CREWS ALL ESCAPE DEATH Trawlers lolanthe, Hero and Northwird Ho Latest Victims of Germany's Unrelentless Onslaught on Com merce in Blockade of British Isles Hull. England, May 5, 11 A. M.— Throe more British trawlers have been added to the list of those blown up by German submarines in the North sea Monday and it is feared others also were lost, as they were shelled and fired upou with rifles by the crew of a submersible. The crews of the trawlers lolanthe, Hero and Northward Ho have landed here, reporting the destruction of their boats. No lives were lost aboard any of the three. A Copenhagen dispatch' states that while three trawlers were fishing in the North sea a German submarine ap peared and ordered them to stop. The crews then took to their boats and rowed away, after which the trawlers were blown by by boarding parties from the submarine. After rowing about for eight hours, the fishermen summoned aid by burning articles of clothing which had boen attached to oars. The trawler Hero attempted to es cape, but after an exciting chase, which lasted an hour, the submarine got iuto close range and opened a fusillade with rifles, whereupon the skipper of the fisherman stopped and the crew took to the small boats The trawler Portia has reached Hull after an exciting chase, in which she managed to elude the submarine which was after her. NINE TRAWLERS FELL PREY TO SUBMARINES ON MONDAY London, May 5, 1.38 iP. M.—Nine trawlers sunk is the number credited to German submarines on Monday of this week in a message received from Hull. So far as is known no lives were lost in these encounters. According to tho crews of the fishing vessels the subma rine which wrought this damage is of the newest type. She has an iron cross painted on her conning tower. She ran amuck among the fishing fleet on Monday and sank seven trawlers in quick succession. The crews were giv en time to escape, but In some cases the small boats drifted for hours be fore t.hey were picked up. Bach man coming ashore is exhibiting a huge lump of black bread, given him by the crew of the submarinn which sent his boat rlown. The English sailors are pro serving these pieces of bread as souve nirs. LATE WARIEWS SUMMARY Further striking victories by tho • Austrian-German forces In the East were announced to-day by the Berlin War Office. It is also stated that suc cesses were won In France and Bel glum. This report together with the events of the last few days, make It appear that the Teutonic allies have en tered into offensive operations on both the eastern and western fronts such j as have seldom been undertaken simul taneously since the war began. It is in Gallcla that the most Impor tant victory is claimed. Following the successes of the last few days the Austro-Germin attack was extended further to the East, into the heart of the wooded Carpathian section where the Russians have been struggling for months to break through into Hungary. The German announcement says the third fortified line of the Russians was Continued on Ninth WALL STREET CLOSING New York, May s.—Prices crumbled in the final hour, advices from the Orient resulting In heavy selling. The closing was weak. Fears of a conflict between China and Japan caused un easiness in local financial circles and la duced general liquidation, with man) 1 severe losses.