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' LARGEST " SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA
T FTERNQQN TMH WKATHfcR. I NT I A NA. - ShrcAP- toT.fffht nrd S iturd.ir : rrnwt-,it eror. mvh:i: MKinoAN rr- iav; f,,,r iri uf-t portion t TiVhr .c. 1 r -jih and fc-tb n.v N.-rfurrNy. w -d EDITION VOL. XXXII., NO. 99. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1915. PRICE TWO CENT SOIJTH BEND NEWS-TIMES FRENCH STEKMEH WITH GR! CARGO SUNK BY TORPEDO Vessel Bound For Sunderland, England, Attacked by Sub marine in English Channel Off St. Catherine's Point. GERMANS AGAIN DRIVE BELGIANS FROM VILLAGE Kaiser's Men Occupy Drei Grachten Second Time in 10 Days Night Attack on Brit ish Troops Are Repulsed. L,( X I ' N , April 'J. A I re iu h burquo laden with grain and bound fur Sunderland. Fn gland, was tor pedoed by a German submarine in the . Jlnglish channel off .St. Catherine's Point on Thursday, according to in formation received here today. The submarine attempted to destroy the .British steam tug Homer, which was flowing the barque, but the itcamship k scaped. When, about 10 miles off Su Cath K rine'tt Point, Isle of i h t . the cap tain of tho Homer sighted the- subma- ;rino approaching. The tow lines were. fc-at oft and tho ilomer steamed full fc'peed toward the submarine in an at tempt to ram it. Tho submarine tired ?i torpedo which missed tho tug by Jiibout a yard. Then the Homer lied Kind at tho name time, it could be. seen khat tho banjuc was enveloped in MUOkc. CONSTANT1NOPLK, April 9. A Turkish, naval victory on the L'u- j)hrtc3 river, in the Persian gulf arena of hostilities, is announced in klho following tticial statement today: "Advices from Hag-dad tate that n. Turkish monitor, while patrolling lho Euphrates, near Korna, encount ered a large, heavly armed vessel. Tho Turkish monitor opened fire at two miles, hittlnp the Pritlsh gunboat 20 times. Finally tho English vessel had to retire, owing to a tiro In her en gine room and damage to her hull. hc creaped "with great difficulty, as idsted by other Hritish ships. The loss unionc her crew is believed to bo Jicavy." lmivj-: m:ii;iANs out. PFItLIX, April lb Gernvm troops liave again established themselves upon, tho vest bank of the Yser in Vest Flanders, driving the J.elgians out of Drei (Irachten. The German War otllce announced this success this nfternon in an official statement. The Hermans captured 100 privates, two officers and two maenine guns. This was tho isocond time tho Gcr jnans have occupied Drei Grachten in 10 days, having been driven out by Sbrlgian artillery lire early this week. Tho Germans also claim the cap ture of French trenches In the Chum jingne district. French attacks in tho Wotvro dis trict continue without any progress ac cruing to the attacking forces. At several points tho allies' posi tions were bombarded with incendiary shells in retaliation for the shelling of French .villages behind the German lines. KFJH LSn NIGHT ATTACKS. PAIU. April Night assaults by the Germans against the F.ritish army In northern Franco and violent coun ter attacks against the French nrmy in tho Woevre district have both I'en successfully repulsed. This information, is contained in an rftlciai communique given out at the var office this afternoon. The attacks against tho Hritish forces were deliv ered on "Wednesday night and Thurs day morning". Trenches captured by tho French at Sparges, in tho Woevre district, were Vo choked with German dead that the French did not occupy them. Two counter attacks by tho Germans In that sector were repulsed. When they look tho German position in the Alllcy forest the French captured six ma thlno guns and two trench mortars. TIGHT APPROACHES ('UMAX. PET lit KJKAI), April lb The gi gantic conflict between the Kussian jinti Austro-Germ.m armies in tho Carpathian mountains, in which more than t.foo.ooo men and ..euu guns kro engaged, is drawing into its de cisive staiie. according to dispatches rtm "Warsaw. The Russians are ad vancing over a r.o-mile front from the f'opla riv:- t Fs.ok pas, but fight ng Is in progress over a battle line 100 miUs bn-. Operations In lo!and have bun relegated to ytvomlury importance as both the Kus:ans and tho Germans have withdrawn all their availuble Tien from the polish arena of hostill Mes to strengthen the contending hosts in the Carpathian. Having taken Smolnik. the Kussian forces of Grand Duke Niohokus are now in a position to launch a drive icainst, the rar of the. Austrian army k' hicli :s struggling desperately sgainst tho reinfor od Russian eol amas at the Galician end of the Fsjok An extended movement has been fommeiu ed by the Husiar.s to cut oft the eastern wing of tho Austrian irmy under Gen. Horroviteh by the Kussinn troops that have boon poured :hrough l)i:k!a, Pupkow and Kostock passes. Figi'.tir.g i:i tho 'arpr.thians is bo ng erriei on under tremendous dif ".culties. Th- si-ell f favorable weather mention. -il In offlidal dis patches has itn way to snow and ?old fo?. which rentier artillery op- rations extremely difficult. Despite ,he natural handicaps, however, tho Russians mt continuously increasing JitiT pressure. Wood County, Ohio, Reaps Great Benefits From Annual Fairs, Farmers and Merchants Profit HOWLING GHF-FN. O.. April 9. As an advertising medium through w hich the riches and virtues of Wood county are extollod in the state of Ohio, the Wood County Fair associa tion is conceded to take front rank, Oflici ils of the association were asked to give thir views on the value of tho county" fair to the community at larre. and all were unlimited in their praise. See'y H. S. .Sweet, Treasurer J. H. Lincoln and C D. Yonker. a di rector, each spoke freely and stated that Wood county owed much of its growth to the influence generated by the county fairs. Their views are here summed up: As an incentive to producing the highest grade of farm crops the'eoun ty fair here has done wonders. Kach fall witnesses the greatest of rivalry between the farmers of the county in prod-icing priz winning produce. Hundreds apply early for exhibit space to displav their corn, oats, potatoes, etc, for which valuable prizes are given. Wood county farmers have made records on their farms and were influenced to do so primarily through the spirit of rivalry created by the county fair. Hlg display build ings are erected on the grounds where all the farmers have ample room to show their exhibits. Not only is tho exhibit confined to produce but poultry and live stock are also shown in large numbers. In fact so largo was the list of entries last year in the poultry and live stock ex hibits that a special tent had to be erected at the last moment to care for them. However, the fair officials stated, tho farmer Is not the only one to profit through iha fair.- As a trade card for the city merchant nothing is better ATTEMPT TO TEST TRADING STAMP S FAILURE Plaintiff Fails to Comply With Requirements of Indiana Law and Suit Goes Out on Tech nicality Will Try Again. INDIANAPOLIS, lnd., April 9. Tho attempt to test the constitution ality of the new Indiana law hxinpr a tax of $1,000 for the use of trading Ktamps, came to an abrupt end in federal court today, when It was dis covered that tho Homo Merchants Trading association of Louisville, Ky., which brought tho suit, had unwit tingly failed to comply with the re quirements for foreign corporations doing business in Indiana. Tho case was dismissed without prejudice and probably will bo brought again. It was announced by Atty. W. A. Pickens, representing tho Sperry and Hutchinson Co., that this company also will bring suit attacking the val idity of the act. United States District Judges Kohl saat, Geiger and Anderson heard the presentation of the home association's case before tho suit was withdrawn. Tho main contention of the plain tiff association was that tho trading stamp business was simply an adver tising business and that they should not bo compelled to pay a license of $i.000- for each of the 400 stores in Indiana with which they do business while other systems of advertising arc not compelled to do likewise. The act violates both state and federal laws, according to the contention of the at torneys. LIFE-RAFT COMBINED South Bend Man Gets Patent on Invention For Use in Sea Disasters. Charles H. I'rye, president of tho Columbia Mattress Co., has just been granted a patent for a combined mat tress and life raft. This mattress is so constructed that it may be used on shipboard on a bed or bunk, while in case of shipwreck it may bo thrown overboard and servo as a raft to cling to. It will float for several hours supporting the weight of the human body. George J. Oitsch of this city repre sented Mr. Frye before the patent office. Tho Frye mattress is filled with a preparation known as "Zephyrsilk," made from kapok, a fibrous material taken from the seed pod of a tropical tree. This filling is five times more buoyant than cork and furthermore is thoroughly non-absorbent. Due to this fact it will float indefinitely and carry a weight of 200 pounds or more. Along the sides of the mattress are tmall clasps which will sustain as many persons as can find a hold on the mattress. Two pockets are constructed in one end of the mattress which contain a sealed canteen or flask of water and a can of food in condensed form. This is to provide against starvation should a person bo afloat several days. The mattresses are mail? to fit any size bed or bunk on shipboard. POLICKMAN FATALLY SHOT. R ALTIMORF., Ma., April 9. In a street niht here early today between three gur.men nd tho police. Police man George C. auets "U; hot and fatally wounded. W 1 MATTRESS AND they said. Wood county has a pop ulation of 4t,S30. Last fall on one of the big days of the fair $50,000 people attended the i.iir and spent tho day in the city or fowling C.reen. This crowd came from all corners of the county and from points outside the count'. It i also known that of many -of these visitors from outside the county . limits, a score or more each year are impressed with the Fpirit of prosperity shown in the county and as a result many become permanent residents. The total at tendance flaring the fair week last fall was estimated at 100,000. This Ls considered remarkable in view of the fact that Howling Green is a city of only 5 U 0 population. Furthermore, the county fair has been in. trumcntal in increasing the interest of the city and county in the work (lore by the public schools. A short time after the fair wjis in exist ence a building was erected for the sole purpose of offering an exhibit place for the public schools. This move proved one of the most suc cessful of tho association. Teachers and pupils alike virtually stormed this building each year to view the dis plays of work done by the schools of both city and county. The same good natured rivalry has been created be tween the city and county school chil dren as between the farmers in their contests. Valuable premiums are of fered and serve to till tho exhibition building each year with specimens of fine school work. The Wood County Fair association pays all expenses easily. The entire community is one in believing it one of the best institutions to keep tho county at the head of the Ohio column. VILLA WINNING AGAINST OBREGON CAROTHERS SAYS Northern Chieftain, Command ing Force of 15,000 Drives Back 20,000 Carranzistas U. S. Guards Neutrality. WASHINGTON, April Villa is winning against Obregon. This is tho significant news wired to tho state de partmen; by Special Agent Carothers from Irrapuato under date of April 7 and made public today by the state department. Tho northern chieftain leading; a forco of 15,00f men, has driven back 20.000 Carranzistas. Carothers reports a short skirmish after which Ohregon's forces retreated and he thought it probable that they would make a stand at Queretaro. Re ports brought to Villa headquarters on Wednesday indicated that tho Car ranzistas also had withdrawn tho force which they sent recently against Guadalajara. The American troops at Laredo are today on guard against possible viola tions of neutrality in the fighting be tween the Carranzistas and tho Villa lstas for possession of Nuevo Laredo in case the Villaistas are forced to besiege that town. Roth factions havo been warned against firing into Amer ican territory and the Carranzista leaders promised that they would meet the enemy several miles from town and give battle there. The Villaista consul at Laredo has promised to take up with Gen. Hernandez, leader of the convention forces, the necessity of keeping away from the border. From Eagle Pass, Texas, the de partment today received a report that Hernandez had defeated a small Car ranzista force near Rosales. About 400 Villaist&B under Gen. Gaza are in possession of Piedras Negras. Confidential advices received in Washington today indicate that Villa is about to attempt his greatest coup of the war in Mexico. Ho is said to have sent a force to Queretaro to hold that city should Obregon's army re treat toward it in face of tho main convention army, under Villa's per sonal command, which now is at Sala manta. Meanwhile, a strong force under one of the lieutenants of Gen. Angcle3, is reported to be moving from the northward. This will make a "V" shaped formation within which the convention forces hope to trap Obregon. RED CROSS SURGEON DEAD Dr. Magnifier Dies In Servia of Ty phoid. WASHI. fiTON', April 9. Tho death of nest P. Magruder, of Washlngt " O.. Red Cross surgeon stationed a; vlevgell. Servia, was re ported to Red Cross headquarters here today, in a cablegram from Dr. Reynold M. KJrby-Smith. in charge of the hospital unit at Belgrade. Dr. Magruder was stricken with typhus while at Gevell and was moved to the hospital at Belgrade, where he died on April S. He Is the second American surgeon to succumb to ty phus conditions In Servia. Reports to headquarters here say that conditions in Servia are bad. MINE SWEEPERS WORK IN THE DARDANELLES PARIS. April 9. Mine sweeping op erations are being carried on nightly in tho Dardanelles by ships of the Anglo-French fleet, it was officially announced by the ministry of marine today. Tli following statement was given out: "At the Dardanelles, m'ne sweeping operations In the entrance to the Chanak Narrows are pursued every night, the mine sweepers being pro tected by two large warships. The opposition of the Turks Is slight and Ineffective." BRITISH SHIP CHASED 57 MILES BY SUBMARINE IS SAFE IN GIBRALTAR GIHRALTAR, April With her decks splintered by shells, the Hritish steamship Theseus arrived here today from England with a thrilling story of an attack by a German submarine. When the Theseus was 4u miles of Scilly island off the southwestern coast of Kngland, she was chased by a German submarine for 57 miles. When the German commander of the submarine saw he could not overtake the Theseus he opened fire with a long range gun and seven shells struck the Theseus. Five hit the forecastle deck and another struck the main mast. The sailors' quarters were wrecked and damage was also done to other parts of the ship. MAY PROBE CHARGE OF DEAL IN ASSEMBLY Jvokomo Man Intimates Hov Hoard Companies Contribucd to Fund to Kill Certain Hill. INDIANAPOLIS. April y. The matter of appointing a special grand jury to investigate an insinuation made at a meeting at Kokomo, by Gilbert Jay, participant in a box board com pany regarding an alleged corrupt deal in the last general assembly, was under consideration today by Pros. Pucker of Marion county. The charge as made by Jay, while indefinite as to details, charges that the box board manufacturers had contributed to a fund to prevent the enactment of a measure detrimental to their interests. When Gov. Ualston heard of tho charge he declared that Jay should be given an opportunity to elucidate his remarks before a grand jury and called attention to the fact that both parties to a corrupt legislative deal are liable to prosecution under the law. SW0B0DA DEMIES GUILT AT HIS FIRST HEARING PARIS. April y. Raymond Swo boda. the alleged German spy, who was arrested on the charge that ho tried to blow up the French liner La Touraine at sea. was arraigned today before a captain of the second court martial for preliminary Interrogation. The examination was very brief. Swo boda vehemently declared his inno cence, saying: "I can disprove all accusations against me. You have no real evi dence against me." It is learned that Swoboda was in straightened circumstances last Sep tember, and earned a living by driving an automobile in Paris for fleeing Parisians when the Germans were ap proaching the city. 16,000 CARPENTERS OF CHICAGO TO STRIKE CHICAGO, April y. A strike of 16.000 carpenters In Chicago will be ordered next Thursday unless peace efforts now under way are successful. Daniel Galvin. secretary, and John Metz. president of tho carpenters district council, returned today from Indianapolis, where they obtained sanction f the international brother hood of carpenters and Joiners execu tive committee of their plans to order the men out. At Indianapolis, James Kir by, pres ident, and Frank Duffy, secretary of the international union, assured the Chicago men of their moral support. Nearly 5,000 "inside" carpenters aro now on strike in Chicago. OFFICERS ON FRIDAY J. M. Studebaker Addresses -Final Session of Success ful Convention. Efficiency and thoroughness was the gospel preached by J. M. Studebaker, sr., to the members of the Master Horseshoers of Indiana in the closing meeting of their two days' convention in outh Uend Friday morning. Mr. .Studebaker urged the smithies present to take each bit of work ten dered them to mean that the person for whom it was being done expects the best, and that the price for such service should not bo unreasonable. gave a brief history of the devel opment of the vast studcb;tker corpo ration from a, crossroad blacksmith ghop, and said that hard work, effi ciency and mastery of profession were the elements responsible for its rapid progress. At a meeting in American hall Fri day morning the following officers were elected: Christ Wunderlich. Evansville, pres ident; A. J. Garritty, Rushville, first vice prudent; Elmer Shoemaker, South Pond, second vice president; John Ambuhl, Indianapolis, secretary and treasurer. Iafayette was selected as the next convention citv and the dates set were the Tuesday and Wednesday after the frecond Monday in April. There were ITiO delegates present during the two days of the convention. It was said hy Ren Koclzer of Mil waukee, national president of the or ganization, that . it w;us the largest state convention ever held in the United States and the most enthusias tic. The delegates were entertained at a banquet and smoker at the American hall' Thursday night at which the women were guests of honor. It was said that more women were in at tendance at the local convention than at any other ever held. The convention closed Friday at noon, but a number of delegates stayed Friday afternoon and were guests of Mr. Studebaker on a tour through the Studebaker factories. OCCVKKFD LONG AGO. KoKuMO, lnd.. April 'J. Gilbert D. Jay, of Iafaette. who in a recent public speerh declared that t"x board manufacturers of Indiana had contributed to a fund to prevent the enactment of certain legislation, ex plained here toMay th.it the incident occurred tome li or 0 years ago. SMITHIES NAME NEW MPLETE APPEAL OP C ION GASES Some of Convicted Terre Haute Men May Decide to Take An derson's "Medicine" Rather Than Continue Fight. INDIANA POLISH April !. Arrange ments for the appeal of the Terre Haute election conspiracy case to the United States court of appeals have been practically completed, it was learned today. The matter of procur ing satisfactory surety bonds for ap proval by Judge Anderson when he pronounces sentence next Monday was the problem yet to be solved so far as many of the convicted men were con cerned. It was understood, however, that Mayor Roberts, Judge Redian, Sheriff Shea and some others have al readv made arrangements to meet any emergency. TERRE HAUTE, lnd., April i . A strong doubt loomed up here today as to the probability of a majority of the convicted election conspirators carry ing the case to the higher courts when sentences are inflicted by Judge An derson at Indianapolis Monday. While it is understood that the en tire matter was in the hands of Con gressman A. O. Stanley and Judge Frank S. Roby, principal attorneys on the defense side, several of the men involved have considered taking what ever medicine Judge Anderson admin isters. Police Judge Thomas Smith and John Masselink, city sealer. were among those who acknowledged being in doubt regarding an appeal if they receive light sentences. Many of those who entered pleas of guilty also are undecided on the mat ter of appeal, but most of them deny that they hope for more leniency than those convicted, in view of Dist. Atty. Dailey's positive statement that no immunity promises were given those who testified for the government. Xoav Chapter in Case. A new chapter was added to the case when Lex Droit, who testiled for the government, lilcd sensational charges In circuit court yesterday in a motion to obtain a continuance of a case against him for alleged assault and battery on his wife. Droit al leges that since his arrest on March 6 he has not been allowed by the authorities to communicate with any attorney. it was Droit's testimony at Indian apolis that resulted in the bond of Mayor Roberts and others being in creased. At that time, he declared that Judge Thomas Smith had prom ised him immunity from punishment in his assault case if he would find out from Jack Hlnes, what the latter had told the grand Jury. START OPTION CAMPAIGN IN ROCHESTER SUNDAY ROCHESTER, lnd.. April 9. That call for a local option election in this city will be issued before long is the opinion being held following the an nouncement that a series of temper ance lectures are to be given here be ginning Sunday. J. R. Schmidt of In dianapolis, state chairman of the pro hibition party, spoke here Thursday nignt. His appearance together with that of A. C Rankin, who starts tho lectures next week are believed to be forerunnerc of a petition from the drys for an election on the liquor question. Edward E. Murphy of this city, O. O. P. chairman of Fulton county, de clared that he is not a candidate to succeed the late Perry Smith of War saw for 13th district chairman, but would accept the office if tendered to him. A successor to Smith will be elected at Plymouth Saturday. EX-RAILWAY HEAD DEAD David J. Mackoy, H'2, Iiies at Ivans villo, lnd. EVANSVILLE. Ind.. April Da vid James Mackey. 8 2 years old, for mer railroad president and financier, died at a sanitarium h-?ro early today following two weeks illness. Gan grene attacked his ri?ht leg which was amputated as a last resort to save liis life. Mackey formerly was president of the Evansville and Terre Haute and the Louisville. Evansville and St. Louis, tho Evansville and Richmond, and the Peoria, Decatur and Evans ville roads. PRINZ EITEL REMOVED TO THE NORFOLK YARDS WASHINGTON, April 3. Sec'y of the Navy Daniels today announced the removal of the German auxiliary cruiser Prinz Eitel Friederich from Newport News to the Norfolk navy yard, where she will le interned for mally today and remain indefinitely. The secretary stated that as Rear Admiral Beatty, commander of tho navy yard, has suggested that the yard was somewhat crowded, it might bo found necessary to remove the Eitcl liter to some other locality. ELECTION OF THOMPSON COSTS OVER MILLION CHICAGO. April 9. The election of William Halo Thompson as mayor f Chicago cost more than $ l.L'.u.uOo. Thompson's total campaikn expens. s were estimated today at J o0 0.0 mo. Tho expenses of Robert M. Sweitzer, un successful democratic candidate, were 5500.000. R cost $210,000 to hold the primaries and I215.0OO to hold tho election. Mayor Harrison's forces were said to lyive spent luO.000 m th primary eanfpaign. The balance was spent by other candidates for mayor a the primaries and the election. D ITALIAN SHIPS ORDERED TO REMAIN IN U. S. PORTS LONDON. April Italian steam ships in American ports have boon or dered to postpone their sailings until April 20. iM-cording to an Exchang Telegraph Co. dispatch. Th onl explanation for th can cellation of the sailings of Italian steumsdiips is the poMbility of war. However, it was pointed out lu re that if Italy uere to war aginst Austria and Germany her ships would not be menaced on the high seas as Kngland has cleared the Atlantic of raiders. HEAVY RAIN BREAKS DROUTH IN ILLINOIS BLOMINGTON. 111.. April -TIim drouth which had become alarming in central Illinois, seriously affecting the wheat and eats crops, was broken today by a heavy rain. Precipitation in central Illinois for the last si weeks has been far below normal. BRITISH ARREST THREE ALLEGED GERMAN SPIES Trio Bearing Teutonic Names.; Likely to Be Arraigned Be fore High Court. LONTHJ.V, Aprii 1. Three nun bearing German names, one of whom recently came here from the I'nited States, were arretted today by Hritish secret service agents on the charge of J being1 German spies. They are accused of communicating naval and military information to a continental address by means of letters written in invis ible ink. The men &ave tho names of Kuop- perle. Mailer and liahn. Kuepperle recently arrived in Kngland from New York and since his arrival here he has been under surveillance. lie visited Dublin, where ho told many persons that he contemplated returning to America at once, by way of Liverpool. Instead of doin so, ho attempted to Ko to the continent. Peing unable to et tho necessary passports. I-Cuepperlo returned to London, where he was arrested at his hotel. M tiller claims to be a Hritish sub ject, although his parents are natur alized Germans. Hahn is understood to be a German citizen. The men aro being1 held in com municado and will probably ho ar raigned on the charpre of espionage at tho next sitting of tho high court. Charles Dyon, a reporter, was lined $25 for supplying news to the press calculated to be of use to Germany and Edward Newman, editor of tho Southern Times was fined .$"0 for pub lishing a report of similar nature. FAIRBANKS SUMMONED To Inveti;ato Elections Held at In diajiaMIls. INDIANAPOLIS. April !. Interest in tho investigation into the election hero was enhanced today following the serving of subpenas on Crawford Fairbanks, the multi-millionalro brewer, former Chief of Police Holler, saloon keeper Frank Hess, and others from Terre Haute to appear the Marion county grand jury before It is Understood that at least three others will be summoned from Terre Haute. Allegations hae heretofore made that they were brought from Terre Haute. I een here K TO HELP LEFT WING Germans in Woevre District Get Aid in Effort to Check French Drive. PARIS. April 9. Veterans from the battle zone army of G n. on Kluck are being ,nt into the Woevre district (between fho Mouse ami Mo selle rivers) to check tho furious French drive airainst the German b-ft winir. according" to reports made by( aerial oo.-rvers at ruun. lielievin- that the position of the Germans east of Verdun is critical. Gen. .'off re gave orders for an un ceasing series of fierce assaults and during the past tv nights, there has been no let up in the fighting there. iKneath the glare of "star bombs" and the flesh of powerful searchlights ! nights fighting fe-r the possession of trend. es hns gone forward. The ob ject of the French if fourfold: 1. To press back the German Wt wing, in order to cause a retirement of tho German armies on tho Alsne and Oise rivers: 2. To pierce the St. Mihiel-Metz lino of German communication. ;5. To lessen the German pressure at Verdun and establish a French po rtion nearer to Met., and, 4. To dislodge the Germans fr"m the only position they hold on tho west Lmk f the M-ase, south of Ver dun. Tho battle front in the Wonrn :. not more than 1 " miles long. but heaw b-s.-es have been Inflicted upon both side-;, with dead I French. Although tho Fro ncli German trenches filled dies were taken bv th the Germans deny that have made any appreci able progress it is authentically es tablished that gains from two to four miles havo been made by Gen. Jo!Tr' forces along the Woevre front. Tho weather over a considera bin part of the battle front remain bad. with cold rains and fog. IlItCM) KHUN A I llKI.SI.Al . AMSTFPDAM. April l. Sriou bread riots aro reported at Preslau. Germany. The authorities have been compelled to increase the people's allowance. ON KLUG HI GREAT NEW YORK COiCEi PUT IN RECEIVER'S HANDS Federal Judge Hands Appoints Two Men to Operate J. B. Greenhut Co. Pending a Set tlement and Reorganization. S1EGEL-CQ0PER CO. IS PART OF CONSOLIDATION Receivers Are Named at Suit of Monmouth Securities Co. and Three Other Creditors Follow With Similar Suits. .i:Y Y H:K. A;.r:! e -The .J. !. GreeUhili '''.. lo".s-, was. !ac-.-d in :!t- hands :' r-;!s ! day. a hen Walter C. .ors .uul W il liam A. .M.iii.'f 1 1 t ; j - . t i i 1 Federal Jtulue Hands. The complaint was brought by the Mon mouth Securities Co. 'lie e-nnpany consented to the I e ei e t s h 1 p. In its complaint the Monmo ;-.h Se curities Co. stats that it is a citditt.r to the amount of er e.'i'u, i. Ke-.. and Pas k us. representing Co- gi ' nh.; Co., tiled tile oon.-eu? of the .omp.'ii. to tlie 1'eceiVership. Organicd ia t'Ho. The J. P. Greenhut i"o. was iiu u porated under the laws if ihc s'aic of New York on No. 1 '. 1 " Th company v;h a a.h.s. 1 1. ; . :o;i of Greenhut V .. .ind tin Si -el- '; Co. The name : the i or.so.nia ; d company original!'. wa the Gi.-nh ::-Sieirel-Cooper Co. ..'out tile name wa changed to the present title in May. l'.G4. The oompan had an au'thoriz- ed outstanding i-suo f .oi. capital stork and '..omi.c i o sinking fund gold six per cent bonds. The complaint sets ti'ili that tho assets of the compan are $ 7. 4 ;". 4 1 'J and liabilities f s.," 1 ::.'Hn. underlying mortuuiAcs. Thete are two iniir''u'-M on tho eampanv's l.uibhi ts, ..rc for J l.T.'O.Ooo and the other for $l.-"e".-00 ft. The receivers wt-ir ordered hv John Hand T furnish a joint bond r lon. fto and t continue the business of tho J. P. Greenhut Co. fomi'Mly reen h u t - S i eel - Coopf r. In its petition for a ret rp , Monmouth Siourltls c,v. a r op'u . tion of West Knd. X. .1.. in .-oMitb-n o its claim in excess of J ''" (mui, forth that the J. P. Greenhut ".-. owed many other obligations which it was unable to meet. Admit All Allegation., In Kfhdavit-. onsenting to the re ceivership. Joseph P. Gieeahiit and Penedict J. Greenhut admitttd all 'he allegations in the petition. Tho othreis of the .f . p.. Greenhut Co. and Joseph p. Greenhut. presi dent; Charles A. o oper. '-. presi dent; penedict J. Gnerhut. ir.!!!i'-; Nelson W. Greenhut. secretary: Jer ome Siogel. Pen Hillman. Xathan Menken. Fli YVolfncr and Jacob G. 'o hen, dire tors. Immediately following Judje Hand-' appointment of the re p ts an in voluntary peti'ion '.r ! ikvup;cy against the J. P. Greenhut . was filed by three other .jadn u-. Fred erick Putterfiebl .v. Co., Y l; - Frskine and P.ehlen Prothejs ,v o. In its petition, the Mnmo:nh Se curities' Co. stipulated that any and all other creditor of the Greenhut Co. were jri i leed t participate in their suit in ;;it. but so far mmo has joined them. Appar- r,'!' the three other creditor1- named pn f tied to brine separ.it' action. Penjamin .1. Paskus -f pos- and Pask'tis. representing the Grecnlot Co.. said that unuuestiona h! the ou--inrss of the company would reor ganised and continued. He he total liabilities w e. about ?.:...' ft. 'o0 and that the onipanv had out'-fa rid ing JO.oOo.OOo in bonds. H - pomiet out that company's babilit:. were covered by quick a-se!s .f H.Ofi including merchandise and '.'her ac counts out st a nd in:.' . Paud I- Liquidated. The hank uhbh was f- rrnenv op erated by the rmpan had been ;r- tuall liquidated, pro -a a:ui;! bi.uO'i.i vii having been p.u-1 -'ff bi-t by the public in thu eo-intj and year. The lion 'Is oiilst.i r.di ; j h!d abroad, and hv hanks. - is e-t. mated that banks are interested to th umount of I :;t iO.OOo, It is estimated that the ompam- d;d a business le?-t er of ' '.. .""i. The following st item- : a ::i. n out .by Pose and pu'-kus: "The action t;ik n t da n the J P. Greenhut Co. man:- i ,i fr.endM proceeding in qnitv and ! the purpose of roes r :m- tic aet ..f the company arid to enable Cm oo. tinuanee of the compart'. '. :t h . in terruption during the tiaie rI to brine: a! tout an -qni' !.' .-d pis' no-nt of all liabilities of Tli.- cmp .m. GET LICENSE AT GOSHEN Couple iie xutli Ibod a "mac ,,f 1 eideiiii GOSHK.W Ind,. Ap:;: . - A mar 1 i a. e was T.ik-r; oat to.!a by 'j. II. carpenter. etr- old and I.u-tis-hbi Ploopi. ;:v ..-r- ,.!d. P-'h -:a their residence as b-in: a' So-ph pepd. Car .'tent r w f dp. ore. d :n J ': urcl Mis Plo.-m was di-o-d .u )' ! MAY MAKi: I I. cmc.ujM. April ViC.r and vanquished '.r. th- ! , :,, m.. ta!v election may m - t :-uno:!.o. -t W""ehman pirk when !lo- W!w('. s open their a . (.:' : h- S:. It!!I. Feds Mayor-elect Th.empsoo hi prom ised to pitch the r t : b.ti! m l ; -tr-day Pob rt M. Spritzer, the a No rn in the rr.ayoraltv race, pur, h ie..i & box for the o;trii::.