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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA-
THE WEATHER. to INDIANA Partly cloudy tonight and Fri day; Wctmwr tonight. LOWi:n Michigan Unsettled tonight anJ Friday, probably local Edition AVERAGE DAILY NEWS-TIMES CIRCULATION FOR MAY WAS 16,398. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1914. READ THE 'WANTS' VOL. XXXI., NO 176. PRICE TV0 CENTS a FT E RNOO SOUTH BENIN mTn mk fit ATTEMPT TO KILL CZAR WITH BOMB ENDS li FAILUR Dynamite on Railroad Tracks Exploded by Postal Train Acting as Pilot to Special Bearing Imperial Family. MYSTERY ABOUT PLOT LAID TO THE NIHILISTS Police Arc Baffled by Would-be Assassin's Intimate Knowl edge of Sudden Change in Royal Plans. ST. PETERSRURG, Russia. June is. An unsuccessful attempt was made today to assassinate Czar Nich olas of Russia, the czarina and the zaroviteh. Alexis, while they were re turning to St. Petersburg from a visit to Bucharest. Roumania, A dynamite bomb had been placed upon tho railroad tracks over which ihe Imperial train was traveling, ana the lives of the Imperial family were probably saved by the fact that a pos tal train which was acting as pilot, passed over the bomb tlrst, exploding: it- , , The attempt at assassination took place near Tschudowo, Russia, in the rroin.e of Novgorod, about 75 miles from St. Petersburg. A terrific explosion occurred when the mail train collided with the in fernal machine, which had been load ed with dynamite. Tho imperial train was stopped by tho wreckage but was able to continue on its way a short time later. It was reported several arrests had been made. Elaborate preparations had been made to protect the lifo of the czar and his family. Changed Plans Suddenly. The special train was sent over the direct route from tho Roumanian 1. oruer to SL Petersburg:, but had been detoured southwest or the capital. Tschudowo, near which the attempted assassination took place, is a railroad junction point, the train upon which the czar and his family were travel ins was a de luxe special, known as the Russian imperial train. It car ried a Ions retinue of servants and soldiers and secret police. A government Investigation was at onco commenced with all the secret power of the machinery of St. Peters burg in action Czar Nicholas, the czarein and Czarevitch Alexis arrived at Kusten dil. Roumania, upon the imperial Rus sian yacht Standart on Sunday and spent two days as guests of King Charles of Roumania. Only TVv Knew Plans. It was decided to return direct to this city instead of extending the cniiso upon the Standart, which had tlrst been planned. On account of tho change in plans, which was known to few, tho attempted assassination took on deeper mystery. Officials of tho secret police believe that Nihilists must have been respon sible, but they aro at a loss to under stand how tho would-be assassin learned of tho czar's plans which was guarded with the utmost secrecy by the attaches of the imperial family. For some weeks there has been a great deal of political unrest in Rus sia and about two weeks ago rioting in the duma became so uproarious that that body had to be suspended. The czar's special train arrived this afternoon and the imperial family was taken to the Tzarsko Selo alace under a special guard of soldieis. SCHOOL ENROLLMENT The greatest gain in enrollment in tho history of South Bend public schools Is shown in ligures made pub lic Thursday. The average daily at tendance for the school year of 1014 was 7,2 44, while in 1913 the average dailv attendance was but 0.413. Computing the total enrollment by schools, there were 9,CD pupils regis tered In outh Rend schools through the past year. Ki.st year tho total en rollment showed but S.3 4S, which leaves a pain of 764. In two years there has been a gain of l.lOo "pupils. This gain is shown y th 1314 registration of the grades. Th largo gain in attendance caused the school board in two years to raise the number of teachers from 2o to "1. The latter number taught in the ity schools through the year just ' lesed. The kindergartens alone show loKi. In 1'Jia the registration show- I th.it ?1C pupils were enrolled while ie average dally attendance was far bejow that number, namely 5o9. In the past ji.ir the registration number was lowered to $93 and the average daily attendance was placed at 5 6 6. The r.H registration by buildings ;nd grades follows: R inn st ration by ii ratios. Huh. 1.1LT.: eighth, 47y; seventh. 11: Mth. lifth, 911; fourth. 9S7; third. l.O.1:; second, L'J; grst, 1,463; kindergarten, $02; industrial. 41: !:iver Park. 4 41; ftudeliaker. Zll; Varren ,t.. Division. 74: industrial, 4 1 tot. 1 1. y.ri 6. Regivtraiioii by Schools. Huh. 1 1.."; grammar, '..; Colfax, :7 : CwquilUrd. 4 J 4 ; Elder, 6 41: 1 lanklin. :'c. Jefferson. ll'U; Kaley, . Lnirf .Mr i.m. oln. D '. '. : Linden '.j; Madison, 4 T. : i. . : b: if, i 'eriey hi: :17: River Park. t 1 ; Studebaker. SHOWS GREAT GAIN "Warren st.. ".; Division. 7 1; Indus trial, il; total, j. CHARGE HAY AND LOIIER LOOTED BANK Receivership Petition Reveals Astounding Manipulations by Officers of Institution. CHICAGO. Juno 18. Astounding revelations showing just how the La Salle St. Trust and Savings Bank was looted by tho William Lorimer inter ests and the C. B. Munday interests which controlled tho bank's affairs, were mado in a petition for a receiv ership for the bank tiled in the circuit court today by Attorney General Lucey on behalf of the people of Illinois. Tho petition as filed makers criminal prosecutions of the directing heads of tho bank a strong probability. Among other things the attorney general's petition charges: l.,That the affairs of the bank were conducted in an illegal, fraudulent and unsafe manner. -..That the directors of the bank had been guilty of gross and culpable negligence, and that they aro directly liable to the depositors for all losses that may bo sustained. That the total liabilities of the 'bank reach the enormous figure of $5,104.04S. 4. That listed among the bank's assets are bonds to the amount of $317,f.C0. That of the bonds found in the bank's coffers, $255, 3S5 are good, tha remainder of no market value whatever, or if they have a market value, such value is doubtful, and problematical. Securities Almost Worthless. Mr. Lucey was aked if it was true that there were personal notes and securities held by the La S Host, bank totaling $1,573,000, and if these loans were made to concerns in which Wil liam Lorimer and C. B. iMunday were interested and if the actual value of tho securities had been placed by the bank examiner at only $13,000 or $20,000. "I guess that's about right," the attorney general replied. "Does th's fact show criminality? "Don't ask me anything about that now," he replied. The receivership is not the only thing on our program. PROBK SITRITTV COMPANIES. SPRINGFIELD. ILL.., June IS. As a result of the investigation of the af fairs of the La Salle St. Trust and Savings bank and other Lorimer Munday Institutions, State .Superin tendent of Insurance Potts this after noon ordered an investigation of all surety companies doing business in tho state. These surety companies guarantee the insurance companies' deposits and their affairs are therefore closely re lated to the -welfare of the underwrit ing companies. El HIDE OV Y BY AUTDISTS Edmonton Boosters Have Pleas ant Three Hours in South Bend By Chamber of Com merce Arrangement. Edmonton's 200 boosters, traveling by special train of eleven coaches, were guests of South Bend for three hours Thursday, arriving at 7:30 over tho Grand Trunk, and following a (breakfast on tho train were shown about the city In 40 automobiles un der the chaperonage of Secretary II. (. Spaulding of tho Chamber of Com merce. Prominent in the party were Mayor V. J. McNamara of Edmonton, Pres. J. W. McGrath of the Edmonton In dustrial association, Charles Ilitch kiss, police commissioner of the prov ince of Alberta, and A. A. Adams, an attache of the Alberta department of agriculture. W. A. Milne, general secretary of the Edmonton Industrial association, had' the party in hcarge. About one-third of the party were ladies. Time Too Short. The time allowed was Insufficient to permit the visitors to go throuch many of the city's factories, thought the studebaker corporation. which provided several automobiles, did show a part of its exhibition roms. n mw iiiani, mp viJsiior:? aevjieu ineir time to viewing the city's exterior. Tho purpose of the trip is to apprise tho world of Edmonton's existence, and stir up trade relations with cities along the route. From South Bend the parte moved on to "Rattle Creek. I i ; . v. .i! . i .Hivu., m-re uimier wus serveu ai mo Kellogg sanitarium at noon. The next city visited after Battle Creek will be Rinsing. Mich., the plan being to rrach Toronto In time for the big convention of the Associated Advertising clubs, which begins Sun day, with services in the various churches. Numerous South Bend peo ple will attend the convention, and it was arranged with the party while here that there will be another meet ing during the convention at the Iro quois hotel. It is probable that there will le another stop here on the re turn trip. Calls City Splendid. Splendid city." said Mayor McNa mara, as his departing shot. '"Edmon ton will be your equal In ten years. The northwest is growing. We are alive up there and it has got to grow." "We are grateful to South Bend for its hospitality," was the departing word of Pres. McGrath, of the Ed monton Industrial association. "The commercial friendship between the United States and Canada is a thir.g that both countries need, and we hope South Bend will some day send a party of boosters to Edmonton to be ntertained by Uf. This trip is good for every city that we risit as well as for u' ' IS even CANDIDATES FILE STftTEMTS ID COMPLY WITH UW (few From Townships, How ' ever, Are Still in Danger Many Campaigns Were Pen niless Others Expensive. With neat dispatch all candidates for nominations on county tickets at the recent primary slipped under the wire Thursday and by tiling the state ments of their campaign expenses, complied with the corrupt practices act. The following township candi dates, representing various parties on township tickets are still in danger of the judgment: George J. Kramer, A. F. Moss, L. C. Miller, J. II. Miller, II. C. Mathews, Elias Mask, William May, R. E. Mc IXiniel, Ort J. Howard, John Pom mert, D. E. Kupel. Bert L. Bunch W. O. Cullen, Clark L. Davis, Thomas K. Frankenberg, John C. Flack. C. N. Hall, Alva A. Huston, O. M. Jackson. David Huff, Ottis Uhoades, J. W. Sher man. W. II. Shearer, John Six. Chas. A. Wolf, J. J. Wat kins, C. Wolf en -burger. A. A. Watkins, Charlie Wade. II. J. Zimmer. Several democrats, but jid repub licans or -progressives passed he $100 mark in their campaigns for nomina tions, though Fred Woodward and Judge Vernon W. Van Fleet, fell less than SI below it, in their race for tne superior court bench. Woodward, evidently, did not include the cost of his new automobile, that grew con spicuous in his campaign trips. Wood ward got rid of $99. OS and Van Flet t, $;9.7l S. J. Crumpacker spent $ji for the nomination for appellate court judge on tho republican state ticket. Hardy Spent The most money spent by any pro gressive was by Lt. p. Hard)-, who won out for middle district commissioner, his expense being $GH. Many of the progressives reported nothing spent, while several put down 1, apparently Just to be sociable. Among the democrats, Prosecutor C R. Montgomery alone passed the S-'OO mark. He nearly reached $300, the exact amount being $:'93.8C. His opponent, O. .s. Itomine, expended JlL'2.50. T. K. Sparks spent $152,06 in his race for judge and was defeated by George Ford at an expense of $42.20. The candidates for sheriff, auditor, recorder and clerk were also quite liberal spenders. The schedule as filed with County Clerk Christoph follows: DEMOCRATS. For Judge: I. K. Parks, $152.06; (leorge Ford, $48.20.- For Prosecutor: O. S. Romine. $122.30; C. It. Montgomery. $293.83. For Senator: G. W. Summers, noth ing. For Representative: G. Y. Hepler, $27.20; F. E. Lowery. $7.50; C. G. Hagerty. $56.03. For Clerk: M. W. Flowers, $143.10; John Cully. $133.14; G. M. Raab, $153.65; liobt. Codd. $185.35. For Treasurer: F. W. Martin, $22.84. For Auditor: D. J. Dwyer, $69.45; A. F. Wolfe, $liy.79; Geo. Hahn, $137.32. For atecorder: J. B. Witwer, $102.83; B. E. Klysz. $120.23; R. Fink, $43.25. For Sheriff: Jacob 'Mihalski, $10.00; Charles Bailey, $112. S6; John Went land. $11.23; J. A. McColIough, $1S4.93; R. J. Genge, $89.06. For Surveyor: II. McClellan. noth ing. For Coroner: T. J. Swantz, $5. For Assessor: G. R. Syson, $5.50; I. M. TTuax, $7.50. For Commissioner, middle district: J. C. Shenefield. $31; G. F. Kerner, $50.12; F. J. Ward, $77.44; T. W. Williams, $66.S6. For Commissioner, western district: J. W. Miller, $50.35; J. F. Price, $51.10. For Councilman-at-Iarge: N. Riley, nothing; M. W. Mix, nothing; F. Mayr, jr.. nothing. For Trustee: G. A. Klingler, $68.33; Ed Pfeiffer. $51; G. W. Phillips. $CS.10. For Assessor: II. Krueger. $18.70; H. II. Engle. $1S.40; G. D. Mann. $37.33; K. J. Zuelke, $15; Jos. J. Voorde, $93.95. For Justice of Peace: F. S. Wright, $33; F. Gilmer. $134.40; M. Zangerle. $4; J. E. Peak. $113.7 5; J. V. Wypis zyr.sk i. $151.60. For Constable: A. Fitzkowitz. noth ing; J. H. Hudson, $7.35: R. A. Bey rer. $S.2 0. For Advisory Board, D. 3: J. H. Zimmerman. 30 cents. For Advisory Board: L. A. Lydick, nothing; H. J. Lederer. nothing. rno ; i u :ss i vi :s. For Judge: W. E. Miller. $1.00. For Prosecutor: 1. W. Hammond, $1.00. For Senator: II. H. Swaim. $1.00. For Representative: L. C. London, nothing: M. S. Denant, nothing. For Clerk: C. M. Bill. $11.30; C. D. Hildebrand, $36. &2; H. W. Clark. $10.0. For Treasurer: O. E. Img, nothing. For Auditor: H. J. Miller. $1.00. For Recorder: J. P. Woodruff, $19.15; M. K. Ort. $9.33. For Sheriff : G. E. Vanderhoof, $1.00; L.. F. Eash. $13.50. For Surveyor: R. E. Keller, nothing. For Assessor: W. r Home, $1.00. (CONTINUED ON PAGE TEN) FIRi: DESTROYS MILKS. PORT HENRY. N. Y., June IS. Fire early today destroyed the coping plant mills No.'s 1 and 2 of the Wither Bee-Sherman Iron Ore com pany, causing a loss of $730,000. DETROIT It was found here today that Richard Sharpe a clerk in a hotel with a salary of $75 a month, lived in apartments that would be the envy of the exclusive clubman and that he maintained a touring car. The luxuries were the result of tips that were paid to hired assistants of his. The difclosing came out at the trial of the breach of promise suit insti gated against Sharpe by pretty Jennie Frances Kelly. She was awarded $4,000 by the court COST OF LIVING HARD HIT BY THE MARKET BASKETS IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL BY F. M. KERRY. Staff Special. WASHINGTON, D. C, June 18. The cost of living is hard hit, and falling -fast, after just three months of successful co-operation between farmers and housewives under the new parcel post Order! Postmaster Gen. Burleson's order of three months ago established a co operative plan in ten cities, by which producers who had butter and eggs, and produce generally to sell were brought nearer to city consumers. Both parties todar are talking en thusiastically of trie plan's unquali fied success. Witness the re.cult of its three months operation here in Washing ton, which is one of the fortunate ten cities: IvgEs for breakfast laid the day be fore; strawberries picked in the morn ing and a tlm table for dinner; fresh vegetables from tho farm which were in the ground or on the vine 21 4l HZ Morkct b;isket uecl by Washington women to get fi-esh farm produetM by parcel iot. hr)tirs lK'fiU'Cf they come onto the tabic; even clam chowder made from fresh clams dug oi; Chesapeake Bay the previous day! And all at cheap er prices than are asked for goods not so fresh, in the city. The plan is simple. On March 23, the postmasters at Boston, Mass., At lanta, Ga., St.' Louis, Mo., San Fran cisco Cal., Washington, D. C, Balti more Md., Ietroit, Mich., La Crosse, Mrs. Myrtle Gibbons Declares She Shot Theater Owner in Self Defense. TEHRK 1IAUTK, Ind., June 18. Mrs. Myrtle Gibbons, whose husband recently secured a divorce, was held by the police today following the shooting and killing of Elroy B. Smith, owner of two moving picture theaters here shortly before midnight. Smith's body was found at the entrance to one of his theaters shortly before Mrs. Gibbons surrendered to the police. She declares that she fired In self defense after Smith had grabbed her head and bumped it against the wall several times. There were not witnesses to the shooting. A suit for $10,000 damages for allienation of affections Is now pend ing in the circuit court here having been filed by Gibbons when granted a divorce from his wife. Mrs. Smith was granted a divorce and $20,000 re cently. Mrs. Gibbons in an interview today said sh was angrv at Smith because 'she had lost Vs affection. She says he pulled her from view of the Ftreet and was bumping ber head against the wall. No one know anything of the crime until she appeared at the police station to tell the story. A son and daughter of Smith took the bodv this morning to the home north of the city where Mrs. Pmith and five children live. She obtained a divorce a year ago. and $20,000 ali mony on account of Mrs. Gibbons. The latter's husband obtained a di vorce and brought suit against Smith for $10,COO. A payment was made and the suit and wai dismissed. , The picture advertised for today at the moving picture house where Smith was killed wns "The honr of reckoning." The riouse is clcsedj BRITAIN GIVES COLONEL A WARM FAREWELL SOUTHAMPTON, Eng.. Jane IS. A warm farewell was given today to Col. Theodore Roosevelt, who Failed for New York on the Imperator after a whirlwind visit of less than ten days in Europe to attend the wedding of his son, Kermit. Crowds cheered the ex-president in liondon and there was a friendly demonstration of the streets here and on the pier when the colonel went on board the big Hamburg-American liner. He was accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, of Cincinnati. Ohio, and his cousin. Philip Roosevelt.. of New York. Col. Roosevelt looked in good health despite the throat weakness which will prevent him from taking an active part in the approaching po litical campaign in the United States. IIAVi: Till: XFWS-TTMKS AC COMPANY YOU ON YOlTt Subscribers to The News-Times can have their paper follow them on their vacations by calling the VACATION, circulation department of the pa per. Bell 2100. Home 1151. We recommend the morning edition, as in most cases it will reach you the same day printed. Keep in touch with home affairs while en joying your recreation. TERRE HAUTE WOMAN HELD IN MURDER CASE Wis., Lynn, Mass Rock Island. 111., and Birmingham, Ala,, were ordered to receive the names of persons who were willing to supply farm produce In retail quantities for parcel post de livery and to issue to city patrons a printed list showing in each case the kind and quantity of fruit, butter, eggs, poultry and vegetables, which they were willing to supply. A previous order had permitted the use of crates, boxes and other con tainers, in the mail. Now all that Mrs. Washington Housewife has to' do is to look over her list of 200 farmers who have pro duce for, sale. This list is furnished her by the postmaster. She selects three or four at ran dom, drops them postal cards asking for their prices. After picking a like ly farmer, she buys a pood, strong market basket, ships it by parcel post to her farmer (if it weighs a pound it will cost 5 cents empty) at the same time writing a letter giving him her order. Farmer Smith rill the basket with the produce ordered, sticks on a tag with the address and a C. O. D. slip, and Mrs. Jones gets her fresh country produce next morning. Uncle Sam does all the work at low cost; Farmer Smith ets Letter prices than he would dealing with a commission merchant; the cost of the process to Mrs. Housewife is just a little less than if she got on the street car and rode down to market and back. The empty basket can be mail ed at any drug store sub-station. The parcel post brings the filled basket to her door. "I think it is the only possible way for cities to get good frenh clams in hot weather," said a farmer of Quin by, Va., in one of hundreds of enthus iastic letters concerning the plan re ceived by Postmaster Praeger of "Washington. "It only takes them 2 4 hours be tween the time they are dug and de livered. By freight it takes a week before the retailer gets them, and often he keeps them two weeks be fore selling them! I deliver little necks 60 cents a hundred. In Wash ington stores they are asking 25 cents a dozen for them!" And housewives say that on chick ens, eggs, ducks, fruits and vegetables they lind corresponding advantages in price by buying direct of the farm ers through tho parcel post. LOSS IS $2,500,000 111 SCOTLAND BUCK FIRE Thousands of Tons of Freight Burned in Worst Conflagra tion of City's History. GLASGOW, Scotland, June IS. The greatest conflagration in the his tory of Glasgow swept the harbor front today doing damage estimated at $2,500,000. The tire broke out upon the great Kingstown docks on the banks of the Clyde and soon spread to the freight sheds and thousands of tons of freight was destroyed. Half a dozen ships which were moored alongside of the docks, caught fire and several of thern were burned to the water's edge. All of the fire fighting strength of the city was rushed into the shipping district to save adjoining docks and warehouses which fire boats poured blazing quays and the burning ships, thousands of tons of water upon the Vast volumes of black smoke rolled up from the fire, obscuring the sun. For a time it looked a; if the con flagration would roll along the entire water front, eating up the six miles of docks along the city. Hundreds of policemen were press ed into service as volunteer firemen. In the extent of its mercantile mar ine, Glasgow is surpassed by few cities in the world. It comprises about 1,600 vessels with an aggregate of nearly 2,000,000 tonnage. BE REORGANIZED HERE Reformed Church Likely to En ter New Association Meeting Sunday. The congregation of the First Re formed church which disbanded Wed nesday evening may not disintegrate if plans announced Thursday ma terialize. The reorganization of the congregation under a new central authority Is probable. Rev. B. W. Brush of Titfin. O.. mis sionary evangelist of the Reformed church in the United States, will came to -outh Bend next Sunday to hold a service in the auditorium of the Cob iax school. At this time the reorgan ization plan will be broached. Rev. Mr. Brugh will remain several days in this field. The disbanded church was a part of the organization of the Reformed Church in America, a separate body from that which it is now proposed to join. The church property except the furniture, was transferred by the ' trustees of the congregation to the Board of Domestic missions of th i latter organization when the congre gation disbanded. j Tho price paid was $l(k, but it was stated that the Board of Missions I holds a m ort cage for $f.,600 on the building and ground. The trustee. Harry E. Parker, Al- bert N. Stamm and Orville It. Hill, i executed tn transfer, following in7 structions urtven them at a meeting f the church members held on May T.l. when it was decided to discontinue the church la South Bend. CONOR G ;M A Y PRESENCE OF MORGAN'S LAWYER REVIVES RUMOR Here on Business With Studebaker Corporation May Moan larger Auto Plant. Frederick Dellalleld. general coun sel for J. Pierpont Morgan Sc Co.. New York, is in South Bend today, having matters in charge pertaining to the Studebaker corporation. Efforts to obtain an interview proved futile. It is rumored that plans are being laid ior tne removal of the Detroit plant of the Studebaker corporation to South Bend and that within another year all its automobile manufacturing will be done here, but no confirmation of the story could be obtained. It is known, however, that way is being made for something at the .Stu debaker plant. Already the automo bile bodies are a South Bend product. The wagon and buggy shops and har ness factory, are being segregated in new quarters. Should the automo bile works le moved to this city, it will mean probably 5,000 additional employes at the plant. Mr. Dellalleld states that his vis't is purely of a legal and not of an industrial nature. FREE PURDUE SIUBEHT Prosecutor Admits He Did Not Make Case Against Paul Barger, 19 Years Old. LAFAYETTE. Ind.. June IS. Paul Harger, 19 years old, who has been on trial here two weeks on the charge of the killing of his father, John Rarger, a year ago, was acquitted in tho cir cuit court today. The state's attor ney, after all the evidence was in, said in addressing the jury that the state had not made a case against the de fendant and asked the jury to acquit the young Purdue student. The jury found Barger not guilty before leav ing the jury box. The case of Emma Barger, mother of Paul, who was Indicted by the grand jury on a charge of being an accessory before the fact, was dis missed. Barger shot his father while the latter was choking his mother. The father was a conductor on the Monon road and formerly resided in Chicago. The slayer of his father is a freshman at Purdue. BOSTON WATER FRONT FIRE COSTS $100,000 BOSTON, Mass, June 18. The cast Boston water front was swept by tire early today. Lumber yards and mills, a power house, stables and smaller structures were destroyed. The roofs of many tenement houses caught fire and the tenements fied to the streets. The loss was $100,000.0 Fog Cause of Two Marine Ac cidents in English Channel. PORTLAND, England. June 18. During the thick fog which hung over the English channel today the North German Lloyd liner Buelow, v ith be tween 050 and 4 00 persons on board, went ashore on the British coast near this point. The ship sent out a wire less call for help and assistance was sent. The Buelow plies in th" Mediterranean trad and was due to arrive at Southhampton tonight. CO WES, England. June is. The freighter Copsewood, owned by the ;Mcteor company, put into port in badly damaged condition today, and reported that she had been in col lision in the English channel with a liner, believed to be one of the Hamburg-American lins ships. A heavy fog covered ;he channel at the time of th accident. The ('opswod was struck blow the water line and her fore plates were twisted. After an examination it was derided to put her into dry dock. A wireless message from the Hamburg-American liner Etrurl said that she had collided with the ropswMd and was putting into port of damage sustained .to hjr hull. SOL'THAMITON'. England. June 18. Divers tiday made a minute ex amination of the hull of the North German Lloyd liner Kaiser Wilhelm IT., which was in collision in Eng lish channel yesterday with the Brit ish ship Incemore. and it was found that some of the important tntr plates below the water line had been bent and torn. MAENNERCH0R SOCIETY ELECTS NEW OFFICERS Plans are being made by the South Bend Maennerchor to install the new officers at a special meeting July 7. The officers who were elected Wed nesday evening for the coming year follow: President, Richard Lunge: vice pres ident, John Tohma; recording secre tary. Michael Steinruek: collector, Karl Rinkes; treasurer, Wolfgang Waech ter; banner bearer, Eduard Kluge; guard. Oscar Schellenbeck: hiMiothe kar, Charles Koehnen. GIVES GRANDMOTHER HER ESTATE INTEREST Interest in the estate of her grand father, John II. Nicholson, deceased, was conveyed to her grandmother. Mary E. Nicholson, who holds a life estate, by Esther Crrtis Davies In superior court Thursday morning. The will of John H. Nicholson provided the estate to go to his granddaugh ter upon the death of his widow. 01 TRIAL FOR MURDER 01 LINER GROUNDS; ANOTHER IN CRASH nGUS STUNG BI ffiXICI iOTE SUPPRESS REPLY Answer to Charges of Unfair ness by Huerta Delegates is Held up on Orders From Washington Officials. CRISIS IN CONFERENCE SURE TO COME FRIDAY Mediation May Collapse Ac cording to View of Close Ob serversVilla Will Lead Rebel Attack on Zacatecas. WASHINGTON". June IK. .in. tin I-antar'K reply to Senor Kalnisa of the Huerta delegates will be made public at Niagara I 'alls today. Mild .1. P. Tumulty, secret.iry to the pi evident. ''It is a ni(Kt 4-nuincirig ami com pelling document and Iavs tho American contention lofore the world in splendid shaiMM H Y JjAl'IlKNCi; TOD. (Staff Correspondent.) M EI J ATI UN HE A DQ I" A RTERS. Niagara Falls. Ont.. June 18. The lid was clamped down tiht this morning on the American delegates to the me diation conferences md by orders re ceived from Washington a statement that they had prepared in reply to tn charges of unfairnc-.ss made by the Mexican delegates last night was sup pressed. Justice Iamar said that the American statement had b en with drawn and stated that he would not know for several hours whether it would be made public at all. That Justice Lamar, and his colleague. Frederick W. I'hmann, resented the tone of the Mexican statement was ap parent. BotVi were visibly nnnoyed by the phrases used by .enor Rabasa and ap proved by iSVnors Elguero and Rodri guez, in the apparent reference to the state department in the last sentence of their statement. This dotl;ir'. "the government of a people In the front rank of moral culture cannot assume, for a mere matter of form, the responsibility for the continuation of the slaughter, pillage and atrocities which accompany the present strugub in Mexico, and which a vain effort has been made to conceal from the public of the United States." Get Another Sting. The Americans received another sharp 5ting in the assertion by the Huerta representatives that "the re jection of the neutral government proposed by the mediators is tanta mount to abetting and even exacting fraud and violence at the elections." No attempt has been made to con ceal the fact that the making public of the Mexicans' charges has brought negotiations to a crisis. .It was pre dicted that the end of this week would see the end of the conferences "here. That the Mexican statement de manding that tho American govern ment recede from its requirement that the rebels be allowed to control the Mexican government until elections shall have been held is regarded here as an appeal to American public sen timent as against the Washington ad ministration. Gen. Huerta. making his bast ditch fight against the purpose of Pres. Wilson to remove his entire following from power has become convinced that the American government will not allow its troops to move west wart! from Vera Cruz. He believes he is safe in attacking its policy through the press of the Enited States, whilo he gathers hi forces for the iinal struggle with the rebels. Devjicratlon in Attitude. All the desperation of men who know that they represent a cause soon to be lost is observed in the attitude of the Huerta delegation. Their good cheer of yesterday at th news of Gen. Villa's quarrel with his chief has disappeared. The head of the rebel army in the field has won his point: Villa will lead the attack on Zacatecas. He will command the campaign which will be conducted through tlv mountains toward Mexico City the rainy season of the next two month. The delegate? here realize that v. ith ln 00 days their government will b in a death struggle with tho rebel lead er. Thy have given up hops of a a armistice. Their only concern now Is with the result of military movement---. Mediation for them i;as been a fail ure. Rea-MTN Relief in Pollc. Th statement prepared by th Am'Tieans which is. In sub-tan' e the memorandum Mibniitte.l by tb m to the Mexicans in nsvr t the latter's statement of la.-t Friday is v-a.id to re assert the nelinf of the Wilson admin istration that pea e in Mexi o dep nd upon the contentment of the j . . j1-. and that the people controlled by Huerta are largely overawed by mil itary force. it suggests a specbil commission representing the leading parties to conduct the ejections this year. It insists upon a Carra:.; :st a. provisional president. " The mediators may see fit to tail attention to the fact that th- two parties are in hopeless disagreement. That would enable them to break o: thr negotiations on Saturday. ll'-" that the United States would r-'-eJ from its demand for a rebel cs pr visional president was shattered toda? according to the Latin-American rep resentatives. ROCHESTER A ?u!t for JS.OOS damages brought by Elm r E. Con nor against the German Trl-Cour.ty Mutual Protectlves association Is oc cupying the attention of the Fulton county court. Th' ca. in hand i tbt result of a tire over a year ago wh5h destroyed Connor's home, and which started from the explosion t f an aeatvb ne tank in the basement. Connor was not able to collect fro SI the Insurance compass.