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FAXB TO-NIGHT CLOUDY TO MORROW (totalled Report. Pag* • j ESTABLISHED DEC. 4. IS7H. VOL. 77—NO. 147. 4 AUSTRIAN TOWNS ARE CAPTURED Italians Go Four Miles Into Enemy's Land, and Are Headed Straight For Trieste PORT OF BUSO IS BOMBARDED Official Statement Says That No Serious Damage Was Done by the Eleven i Bombs Dropped in Venice From. Two Austrian Aeroplanes Rome, May 25, via Paris, '2.20 P. M.—Official announcement whs m:idc by the war office to-day that Italian forces luid penetrated Austria, oc cupying Caporette, the heights be tween the Judnio and the Isorno, and j the nl' Cormoiis, Cervignano and Ter/.0. The statement savs these operations j took place yesterday, in the Austrian I crowd land of ( ariolo and in the Friuli djstrict. It reads: "On the ('aruiolo front Austrian ar- \ tillery opened lire against our positions ' without results. During the day of May ! 24 i,iir artillery tired on positions oceu- j i iei( by artillery of the enemy. "On the Kriuli ir troops ad vanced everywhere and encountered only feebly resistance. We have occu pied Caporetto, the heights between the Jdria and Isonzo rivers, Cormons, Oer vignano and Terzn. The enemy with drew. destroying bridges and burning houses. "Our torpedo destroyers opened lire I against the enemy's detachment at the) port of Huso, and have disembarked j troops. "We captured seventy Auatrians | who have been sent to Venice. Our losses were one dead and sonic j wounded.'' i The town of Caporetto, Cormons, < ervignano and Terzo are in Austrian territory three or four miles from the Italian border line. They stretch along the frontier on a line running north from the head of the Gulf of Trieste. The Austian "town of Gorz, is five miles to the east of Cormons, and Trieste itself is 25 miles from the bor der line. Railroads running cant and west pass through both Cormons and Terzo. Austrian Warship Listing Badly Koine, May 25, via Paris, 2.15 P. M.— rho Italian ministry of marine haw given out an announcement which reads: "A steamer arriving at Barletta | reports that while passing near the ' Promontory of Gargauo at midnight j last night she sighted an Austrian war ship with a heavy list. She was escort- j rd by four torpedo boats. "Thin probablv is the warship which was driven oft' from Barletta after having fired several shots." Rome, May 24, Via Paris, May 25, 2.45 A. M.—The following official statement was issued to-night by the | Italian general stall: "An Italian destroyer entered the •j'ort of Buso, near the Austrian frontier, anil destroyed the landing stages, the railroad station and'the barracks as well as all motor boats in the harbor. The destroyer was not damaged and none of the crew was wounded. Two of the enemy were killed and we took forty-seven prisoners, including an offi cer and fifteen non commissioned offi cers. who were brought to Venice. "According to supplementary infor mation received the two enemy aero planes which appeared over Venice this morning dropped eleven bombs without causing serious damage. The fire from our defenses put them to flight. The damage to the railroad caused by the attacks of warships and aeroplanes in the early hours of the morning was un important and already has been re paired. • "The Austrian cannonade sank a tierman steamer in the harbor at An cona." Washington. /May 2.i.—The State De partment issued this statement: » "The American consul at Venice lias telegraphed the department that on Continued On Ninth Page ®fic Iniin in niiu nil TURKS FORCED BY U. S. AMBASSADOR TO REMOVE BRITISHERS FROM FORTS Athens, May 25, via London, 11.58 A. M.—Advices reaching here from Constantinople by mail describe the arrival in the Turkish capital of thousands of wounded from the Dar danelles where the first Turkish army corps, composed of the best lighting elements in the country, has been en gaged. In Constantinople there is a short age of petroleum, wood and coal. Bread also is lacking and at the bakeries people must take their turn. When American Ambassador Mor genthau protested to the Turkish au thorities against the sending of fifty British and French subjects to be placed in the fortifications of the Dar danelles, a measure destined to stop the bombardment of the allies, Knver Boy replied he must do something, as the arrival of Turkish wounded from the straits was creating a deep impres sion. The ambassador's energetic, efforts coupled with the British threat to hold Knver Bey personally responsible, resulted in the return of these men to Constantinople within a week. They were accompanied to Gallipoli by Hoff man Philip, secretary of the Ameri can embassy. The collier Vulcan, which has been coaling the American cruiser Tennes see, is expected shortly at Dedeagatch from Beirut, bringing the unit of the American Red Cross Society which is proceeding to Constantinople. ALLIES REPULSE TURKISH ATTACKS ON PENINSULA Paris, May 25.—A1l recent attacks by the Turks on the Gallipoli peninsula have been repulsed by the allies, who have been reinforced and have taken the offensive, says a iHav«s dispatch from Athens. The bombardment of the straits by allied warships continues. HERMANS ARE CHECKED WITH HEAVY LOSSES IN THE EAST Paris, May 25.—The French War Office this afternoon gave out a report the progress of hostilities which reads: "It was a night of considerable ac tivity between the sea and Arras. In Belgium, following a violent bombard meut, a Yrman attacking column en deavored to gain a footing on,the high way between Langemarck and Ypros. Jt, was definitely checked. "The Germans delivered two at tacks yesterday to the north of Ab lain. In each case they were repulsed. To the north of Neuville they deliv ered four attacks, each of which was checked by the fire of our artillery. "In these various aggressive en deavors, all of which resulted in com plete failure, the enemy suffered heavv losses. > ".Nothing has been reported from the remainder of the front." GERMANY TAKES CONTROL OF RIO DUKE TOBACCO CO. Amsterdam. Via London, May 25, 10.10 A. M.- —All property of the Brit- | ish-American Tobacco Company in Ger- 1 many has been placed under German j supervision, according to the Berlin j correspondent of the "Telegraaf." .lames B. Duke, of New York, is pres ident of the British-American Tobacco Company, the capital of which is $55,- 000,000. One of the principal German j subsidiaries of the company at Dresden I was sold in November to Germans with the consent of the British Board of Trade. LATE WARIEWS SUMMARY Italy has invaded Austria. Official announcement was made by the War Office at Rome to-day that Italian' forces had penetrated Austrian terri tory along a line running about forty miles north from the Gulf of Trieste, capturing four towns within two or three miles of the frontier. An Italian destroyer raided the Aus trian port of Busc, near the frontier destroying the landings, railroad sta tion and barracks. Two Austrians were killed, the first casualty officially re ported in the new campaign. It is regarded in London as prob able that the Austro-German army will Continued on Mnth rngr. ATTEMPTS SUICIDE IN FIELD John Davis Is Found by Boys After Swallowing Poison in Vacant Lot Near Home John Davis, 403 South Seventeenth street, attempted suicide at noon to-dav by drinking the contents of a bottle of medicine believed to have contained a quantity of creosote. Davis was found in a field at Sixteenth and Paxton streets early this afternoon by a num ber of boys, who called the police am bulance. i told the ambulance crew that he had been ill for a long time and did not care to live any longer. He re sponded to treatment at the Harris burg hospital, but would volunteer no information about himself. He had been taking the medicine in half-spoon ful doses, although he hail been cau tioned by a physician, he said, that an overdose would kill him. He is ex pected to recover. HARRISBURGT, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 25, 1915 12 PAGES. HINTED GERMANY WILL SATISFY OS That Impression I s Given Out Through Raiser's Subjects in Washington DELAY OF REPLY IS EXPLAINED President Wilson Assumes That the German Government Is For the Mo ment Absorbed With Circumstan ces of Italy's Entrance Into War By Associated Press, Washington, May 25.—President Wilson told callers to-day he did not know the causes for the delay of the German reply to the American note on the Lusitania, but ho presumed the German government was, for the mo ment, absorbed in the new circum stances arising out of Italy's entrance into the war. . While Ambassador Gerard has sent several messages Ibearing on what the Herman reply may .be, no direct inti mation had been received concerning its contents and the American govern ment is reallv uninformed. The German embassy here, however, has made suggestions to the German foreign office for the reply and in Ger man quarters it is said the note will be of a character to satisfy American public opinion. While declining to throw any light on the shipping situation as between Great Britain and the United States, the President referred to it as a "chronic case." Jt. was learned that he believed any formal note at this time to Great Britain might be con strued as a weakening of the American government's position in its delicate relations with Germany, but ai soon as the Berlin reply is received sonic action may be expected. Pressure is constantly being brought ta. bear, informally, however, on the British foreign office and admiralty to ameliorate conditions with respect to American cargoes and ships and if not relieved shortly, general represen tations of a broad character would not be surprising. GERMAN REPLY SATURDAY? London, May 25, 5.10 P. M.—The following dispatch was received to-day by the Exchange Telegraph Company from Amsterdam: "The German government has asked America for a further delay of a week in its reply to the note concerning the sinking of the Lusitania. In all proba bility the note will be delivered at Washington on Saturday. "It is stated in Berlin that the note will be couched in very friendly terms. On account of the recent Italian compli cations the feeling in Berlin regarding the United States is much more calm. Everything possible will he done to avert trouble. German submarines are to be instructed in accordance with this policy, although the note will explain that 0 n principle Germany cannot open ly stop-submarine warfare." NETHERLANDS SENDS PROTEST TO GERMANY The Hague, Netherlands, May 25, ia London, 2 13 I*. M.—The govern ment of the Netherlands has sent a note to Germany protesting against the sink ing May 7. of the Cunard liner Lusita nia by a German subma'rine. The contents of this note are sub stantially the same as those of the American communication on the same subject. I The lives of several Duteh subjects were lost when the Lueitania was tor pedoed. 4AUTOISTS MUST EXPLAIN Ordered Before the Mayor on Charges of Traffic Violations Four more alleged violators of the traffic law were ordered to appear be fore Mayor Royal late this afteruoon, — two jitney drivers and two other a .- toists. J. Lerov Messenger, of Lincoln street, Marvsville, is charged with us ing his dealer's license on a car in which he was hauling passengers at a nickel a head. One of Edward F. Eisley's chauffeurs is charged with passing a trolley car at Sixth and Oranite streets while it was discharg ing passengers. Dr. Charles H. tal street, and Jonas Heist, 327 South Front street, were both charged with allowing cars to stand with side and tail lamps uulighted. Four more alleged violators have been ordered to appear- before to mor row afternoon. Will REBUKE BRETHREN WHO GROW TOKO Clash Expected at Her shey Conference on Question Affecting Lancaster Countians BAN ALREADY RECOMMENDED Committee Will Urge That All Mem bers of Church of the Brethren Who Profit By Cultivation of the Weed Be Barred From Office Is the raising of tobacco a sin I That question is one which promises to pro voke much discussion at the annual national conference of the Church of the Brethren which opens a week from to-morrow in Hershey, and which will brim '4 through Harrisburg thousands of Brethren, from all parts of the coun try. It is expected fully 60,000 will igather at the big tabernacle in Her shey. At the yearly gatherings of the Brethren queries coming from local congregations are presented for gen eral discussion and final adjudication and of this year's questions none prom ises to excite more spirited argument than that dealing with the growing of Tobacco. Jn their aversion to what they term "the things of the world," some of the members of the Church of tho Brethren have regarded unfavorably the use of tobacco by those of their number. The members of the Blue River Church of Northern Indiana, have now gone so far as to petition tho annual meeting "to prohibit members of our church from raising tobacco." The committee on resolutions, which passes on all queries received, has re ferred this question to the Hershev conference, attaching the following statement as an expression of its own views on the matter: "VVc advise all our members not to raise tobacco, 4in<i deeirie thnfr no member that raises, selln,. buvs or uses it, he permitted to exercise tho office of deacon, minister or elder." Referred to the Conference When the question is brought be fore the delegates, it will be argued on both sides on the floor of tho con vention. Many members of the «hureh, especially thoec from Lancaster coun ty, are tobacco growers and arc ex pected to defend their occupation. Continued on Eleventh Page. DUPONT HU BLOWS UP Five Men Terribly Burned in Another Mysterious Explosion at Powder Plant By Associated Press, Wilmington, Del., May 25.—One of the operating mills at the plant of the Dupont Powder Company at Carney's Point, X. J., was wrecked by an ex plosion of unknown origin at 4.30 o'clock this morning. Five men were burned, three seri ously, but all are expected to recover. They are in local hospitals. The injured are J. Harry Williams, of this city, seriously 'burned aibout the body. He also sustained a compound fracture of the left leg. Bert Smith, of Penn's Grove, burned all over the body. James Anderson, of Penn's Grove, burned all over the body. Charles Gabriskia, of Fieldsboro, N. J., burned about the hands, arms and feet. Thomas Sarr, of Klk 'Mills, Md., burned about body and limbs. U. S. Trade Balance By Associated Press, Washington, May 25.—Secretary Redfield to-day reported the trade bal ance in favor of the I'nited States for the week ending May 22 at approxi mately $19,000,000. He estimates that the total bailee since last ,lulv has been $900,000,000. Hea4 of Acme Tea Co. Dies Philadelphia, May 25.—Thomas P. Hunter, founder and head of the Acme Tea Company, died to-day at his horn? in Haverford. He was 54" years old. tf "% Boys an d Girls! I Uncle Harry Talks To-day On "How Torpedoes Work" Read What He Has to Say On Page 2 SAUCY COCKADE REPRESENT MRS.'ORAHAME WHITE'S LOYALT\ Mrs. Claude Grahame-W hite, whose husband, a flight commander in the British army, has hi bis exploits against the Germaus added to Ills previous repu-, tatlon as a daring aviator, took her patriotism as a British subject to the United Hunts Ruelng Association meeting at Belmont Park Terminal, New York. Not only was there n suggestion of the military in her costume, but in her Jaunty dark blue hat was a tiny but warlike cockade combining the British colors. Her costume was of dark blue serge, striped with black satin and trimmed with military braid. The sleeves of the short extended over her wrists, re vealing a fulness of filmy white ruffles. Two pointed fox pelts formed her furs, which were worn, after the accepted mode, backward. The cockade that bespoke defiance to Britain's enemies from the left side of her narrow brimmed dark bine satin hat was a miniature Union Jack made over with fine skill into a circle of countless pleats. 1.00011 ROOD WORKTO-iRROW Governor Brumbaugh Will Have Chance to Use Shovel in Cum berland County INTEREST GREAT THROUGH STATE First Good Roads Day in Pennsylvania Is Expected to Result in Material and Permanent Benefit to the High ways—Volunteers in All Counties The State Highway Department is sued a statemeut this morning in which it_ forecasts the presence of more than 150,000 volunteers at work on the high ways on "Statewide Good Boads Day," to-morrow. The department has been in touch with the organizations in sixty-two of the sixty-six counties out side oi Philadelphia and has obtained this preliminary estimate as to the num ber of men pledged to work. With clearing weather reported from virtually all points in tht' State, it is expected thai the original plans will be carried out in nearly every county. In those counties where the' rainfall was so heavy that two days of clear weath er will not suffice to dry the roads enough to permit effective work, post ponement may be had until Wednesday, June 2. Officials of the State Highway De partment have completed plans to have the department represented in all parts of the State. Governor Brumbaugh, having placed his services at the dis posal of the State Highway Depart ment, is to accompany Kirst Deputy State Highway Commissioner Joseph W. Hunter an<j the statistician of the de partment on a trip through Cumberland' county, during which the Governor will be given an opportunity to show his skill as a in practical form. Cunningham's Plans for Day Commissioner Cunningham will leave Pittsburgh early in tl\e morning and will spend the day in a tour of Alle gheny and Washington counties. He will keep on county and township roads Continued on seventh fuse. Japan-China Note Signed Washington, May 25.—Tokio dis patches to the Japanese embassy say that at 3 p. in. May 25 two treaties covering the negotiations concerning the Shantung peninsula and Mancnurin and Mongolia were signed and ex changed between Japan and China with a note concerning other questions. No intimation of the contents of the note was contair d in the dispatch. Scranton "Daily News" Suspends Scranton, l'a., May 25.—The Scran ton "Daily News - ' suspended publica tion with to-day's issue and is absorbed by the Scranton "Republican."' This leaves only one morning and one even ing paper iH 8c ran ton. BECKER LOSES IN THE COURT OF APPEALS AND MUST CO TO THE CHAIR Mil Associated Prrsa. Albany, N. V„ May 25. —The sec ond conviction of former Police Lieu tenant Charles Becker, of Xew York City, for instigating the murder of Her man Rosenthal, the New York gambler, was upheld to-day by the Court of Ap peals. Becker now must die, unless he can executive clemency from Governor Whitman, who, as District At torney of New York, prosecuted him, or he can obtain r, reversal by the United States Supreme Court. The chief judge, Willard Bartlett, wrote a prevailing opinion, and Judges Hiscock, Chase, Collin, Cuddeback and Cardo/.o concurred, .fudge Hogan dis sented. Judge Samuel Sea-bury, who is a Su preme Court justice, presided at Beck er's second trial, did not sit on the case in the higher court. I. S. UUKSTIONS BRITISH M. IT UAL SHIPPING ORDER Washington, May 25.—The United States has inquired of Great Britain, through Ambassador Page, to learn the meaning of the British Admiralty no tice which specifies that neutral vessels must obtain permission to take the north route around the British Isles for Scandinavian countries. Officials here are unable to under stand why neutral vessels should be prohibited from any of the navigation routes flying outside territorial waters. The (iernian and Austrian embassies here are very much interested in the outcome of the inquiry because they believe it affects the rights of neutral vessels on the high seas more than does the German war zone proclamation. Germans Capture 21.0(H) Prisoners Berlin, May 25, Via London, 5.3" P. M.—General Mackensen has re newed his offensive against the Russians north of I'ermysl and yesterday he cap tured 21,000 prisoners, according to the official statement given out in Ber lin to-day by the German War Office. SPARROW DISTURBS COURT Bird Is Driven From Judge's Bench After Chirping Into Arguments Like the foolish fly that stepped into the spider's parlor a sparrow, possibly fascinated by the strains of a lawyer's argument, this morning flew into Judge Kunkel's court room, by way of an open window, perched itself on the canopy over the Judge's bench and chirped to its heart's content while tfce counselor battled away with bis legal phrases. At times the bird was as musical as a canary yet its chirping was more of an annoyance than an entertainment and a trusty court attache soon routed the feathered creature with a tipstaff's rod. It made its egress through the same open window. POSTSCRIPT PRICE CWR CENT. PLANS LOAN OF $300,000 FOR BRIDGE Bowman Asks City to Submit Bond Issue Project to Voters In November VIADUCT TO BE AT WALNUT ST. Resolution Calls for Retirement July I of Public Works Engineers- Hall Is Reappointed Planning Com missioner—Curfew Plan Amended Voters of Harrisburg will get an opportunity at the election next fall to approve or defeat a plan to float $300,000 worth of improvement bonds to cover tlie cost of building a. bridge at Walnut street over the tracks of the Pennsylvania railroad—similar to the j Mulberry street viaduct—if the <"'ity I Commissioners adopt an ordinance that) »as introduced to-day by Harry P. ' Bowman, Commissioner of Public (Safety. _ Mr. Bowman offered the ordinance, he said, in the request of electors of Allison Hill. The measure passed first ; reading ami will lie over one week for printing, second reading ami final pass age. Walnut street only recently was i formally opened over the railroad under an ordinance prepared by tlie Hill voters. The loan ordinance prescribes that , the voters shall pass upon the question with a '' ves'' ami "no*' vote and ; that the question shall lie a part of th» i official ballot that is to be used at tha regular municipal election. Other important business of today's , meeting ot the 'ity Commissioners I were: Introduction of resolution dismiss ing the engineering corps of the Hoard I of I'ii*bli c Works 011 July 1, whether j or not the present improvement work . be completed by that time. Action was I postponed one week, i Awarding of contracts for pur. j chase of 2,400 feet of fire hose. F. J. Hall Is Reappointed Francis Jordan Hall reappointed member of the City Planning Commis -1 sion, his term to continue for five ; years. < urfew ordinance amended so as not to apply tn holidays anil other "spe* : cial occasions.'' Resolution adopted empowering Pub lie Safety Commissioner Bowman to 1 purchase a new automobile for his de partment. j Immediately preceding the regular order of business the Commissioners coi.ferred with present and former mem bers of the Board of Public Works, City Solicitor Seitz and ' ity Knginoer Cow j den with respect to the recent decision j <>f the arbitrators in the Oppcrman in tercepting sewer dispute. No filial ac tion was taken on the arbitrators' re port. Curing the discussion, however, Joel I>. Justin, chief engineer of the Board j of Public Works, declared unqualified | ly that Opperman, under his original contract with the city, was paid fur all work on the intereepter and that any Continual on Mnth I'Dgr. SAYS WIFE WAS CRUEL Frank Weber, Seeking Divorce. Swears She Rendered His Life "Bur densome and Intolerable" Frank Weber, 925 Crand street, a telephone lineman, wants the Uauphin .county court to grant him a divorce from his wife, Katherine, because she annoyed him by screaming and other wise treated him cruelly and made his life burdensome, according to W. Jus tin Carter, his counsel, who has just Hied the papers. The Webers were married just thir teen years ago this month and Weber charges he has been unhappy the great er part of that time. The troubles be gan in January, 1903, so it is charged •in the divorce papers which set out that the wife "hath by cruel and bar ! barous treatment and indignities to his person rendered the condition of the said Frank Weber intolerable and his life burdensome. - ' Besides annoying him by screaming it is charged the wife kicked her hus-' band out of bed, pulled hi* bair aud occasionally "beat him up." Fire Wrecks Breaker Bfj Associated Prc»a, Hii/.leton. Pa . May 23.—Fire of un known origin, starting in the tipp!e r early to-day destroyed the Lattimer ; Xo. 4 breaker, of Pardee Brothers k Company, Inc., causing a loss of $75,- ' 000. partly insured and throwing about 500 hands out of work. Spread of the flan-es to eompanv houses nearby was prevented by biasing away the breaker drag line. W ALL SIUEET CLOSING New York, May £->.—Decline in Bock Island to a new low record pro voked further recessions in the lata dealings. The closing was heavy. Dull ness, accompanied by a declining ten j dency, were the only characterises ot 1 to-day'B market.