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LARGEST SWORN CIRCULATION IN NORTHERN INDIANA
THIi WEATHLK. INDIANA Fair t.-ruKht, cw!rr in nortroa.Pt and ex trcmo south portions: po. i 1 1 1 v light frost in lsr plaro ItWKl: MICHIGAN Cloudy tonight: Wednesday gnrrallv fair; frnt tonlrht. L LL VOL. XXXII., NO. 124. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1915. PRICE TWO CENTS AFTERNOON M fil EDITION SOUTH NEWS- JDlla lsi Ay IS SIGHTED BEFORE TORPEDO HIT SHIP Consul General Skinner at Lon don Reports That Undersea Craft Was Seen by Amer-; icans Before Attack. STILL DELAY ACTION AWAITING REPORTS Washington Government Real izes Seriousness of Situation and Expects to Get Under standing of Attitude. WASH I NOT" N. May 1. Consul General Skinner at London reported to the state depai t tnent today that a -.ibmarine was sighted frrn the- Amer ican steamer fJullIisht. -." minutrs be fore the Culf'.ight was struck off the Seilly islands Saturday. While Skinner dors not declare that the submarine was a (Jcnnan vessel .the fact thnt almost im mediate ly the Anifricin ship was struck and th fa t that Skinner makes no mention In his cablegram ns to the ntaionalit.v of the su imr-iri no Is taken as ronclustve evidence that t ho attack was made ly a German vessel. Auait Ropon-. on Cw. Having ina neur it d its intrstiga tion int. the torpedoing of the Amer ican tank M earner C,ul Might with re quests for details from the German government as wdl as American con sular othcials. the Washington admin istration today awaited reports before making nneth-r move in the rase. No representation will lo made nor a pedky in the mattr announced until the fart :ife placed ollieiaMy before Pres't Wilson' and his advisers. Wliik it is agreed generally in of ficial irel s that the reports thus far reo-ived lmvc inuieated that the at tack was unwarranted, it is stho pur pose of the administration to act sh.wly as i is cp'Cl'ii that Germanv. i!' responsible, v. ill he prompt M make a mend -. At the bailie time. the Washington government has not attempted to 'minimize the sriousr.es-s nf the situa tion and should the inquiry hear out the reports thus far received. this government v. ill demand an indem nity large enough to compensate the families of the ictims anil cover the losv to the- ship. An expression of re uret also most likely will b re- 1 u est ed. May Seek to Learn Attitude. It is expected also in some odirial quarters that Pres't Wilson may use this cie to ohtain a definite indica tion from Germany as to tho attitude of the kalers government toward the United States. T'ne attack on the Cultlight is declared to he hut one of a series of incidents showing an ap parent disregard for the right of the A meriean government. Therefore it was stated that the ad ministration might tind it ditlicult to view the C.uhlight case hy itself and avou Id have to take into consideration in the (ninin negotiations the sink ing of the William I F rye. and the death of I. eon Chester Thresher on tho steamship Faiaba. iNTi'uviiAYs or ricriis. I'LVIIOI'TH. F.ngland. May 4. United States Consul Joseph G Ste phen, who is investigating the attack upon the American oil ship C.ulflight hy a German submarine, interviewed Second odicT Paul Rower and eight other member: of the crew today. Testimony secured from seamen on tho (lultlight will be part of Ambass ador W. H. Pace's report on the in cident to the st. vie department at Washington. Members .f tho crew of the Gulfl-rht. while admitting that the weather was foggy op' Scilly islands on Saturday were insistent in ehlaring that the nationality of the C.ulflight could not he mistaken. Although no submarine was seen at the moment when the American ship was tor pedoed, one had hern seen about ih" minutes previously. The Ciiiltlight was in convoy of two Friti-h patrol boats when she was attached. follow ol !y Warship. sond Ofhcer Hotter said that the lultlight hail been followed all the wav across tho Atlantic by a friendly warship, which kept out of siqht. bv;t maintained constant wireless com-! munciation with the Cuhlight. ! The C, uldlght now lies in Crow! Sound with a hole in her how. her; forward deck down to the water and; her propelier just showing astern. j After being tow oil into port a heavy; -.rale blew up which irate rise to fears j that the disihhd ship might he' stamped. Salvage steamers and Rrit- Ish patrol boats hate been standing v the Gulthiiht ever since she was. towed into Crow Sound. According t a cursory int est iga - j tlort the ship's $ I.Ooo.onn cargo ofj oil was r.ot damaged and prartica'fy all of it could be sated unless t'ae vessel was swamped by the heavy sea. MARSHALL IN SOUTH Vice lrc-idont to Delltcr Lecture lu PHOENIX. An;'... .May 4. Vic Vrcs'T and Mrs. Thomas 11. Marshall, who hate been h re for a month visit ire Mrs. Marshall's patents. It ft to day for New oilcans. After being the gueMs of several organr.ut ions of New 'Orleans the vice president will deliver a series of six lectures in Mississippi. ITT SALOONS Ol'T. ST M i I 1 f 1 1 v i r-1 . t w f i v w i K win a Horn 1 sigred today when oflieial returns on; o-'trdaCs option elections gave the! i iitcoi a tnaj unt n utree cout: ies. CJu.-ao, Iic ihii P. trie and ls.in- Latest Bulletins From War ZoRe J LONDON. May 4. The Uinan j rial News today prints the fol i jotting:. "It is reported from a Hutch source that German submarines have been ordered to sink every American vessel sighted, especial ly passenger liners, without re gard for lo-s of American life, in order to demonstrate the absolute impotence of the I'nittd States." COPKXHAGKX. May 4. A German warship has studied and set on tire the l.ai.'skaer light house, on one of the Aland islands at the entrance to tho Gulf of Ilothnia, according to a dispatch received Vtoday from S'ockholm. A general German attack is ex pected on the coast. LONDON, May -5. Thp number of ships torpedoed by German submarines in the 4S hours be tween Saturday esenintf and Mon day eveniti" was increased to 10 today when it became known tnat the British steamer Minterne had been blown up off the Scilly isl ands Monday. The German torpedo hit the Minterne, a vessel of ::.ul tons, on the starboard side and killed two tiremen in the engine room. The rest of the crew, with Capt. S. M. Croskery. escaped and tvcie landed at Pensarue today. The Minterne was a London steamer built at Stockton in K'i;;. She was ."..",u feet long. LONDON, May 4. A Leith dispatch, to the Mar states that the captain of the Norwegian steamer Sernebo reported on ar riving there that he had sighted two Norwegian steamers burning in the North sea. LONDON. May 4. The K.x tdiange Telegraph company's cor respondent at Athens telegraphed today that the tali (governor) of Smyrna, had opened negotiations with the allies looking to the sur render of Smyrna. AT H HNS. May 1. Allied troops have been iAnded at Lphesus, ;:r miles southeast of Smyrna, to co operate with the warships of the Anglo-French fleet in their attack upon that city, according to a dis patch received today from Chios. Another dispatch from Mitylene states that four Hritish warships l.oinbardcd the Smyrna forts yes terday and that the bombardment of the forts along the Dardanelles tvas resumed by the French and liritish warships today. Owing to lack of hospital ships for their forces wounded on Gallipoli pe ninsula, it is reported that the al lies an ill transport their injured to Athens. ELECTION AT BALTIMORE Kepuhlicans and I)cnicrat.- P.otli Claim Victory. ' PALTIMollK, Md.. -May . With both tho republicans and democrats claiming victory, all Baltimore is vot ing today for mayor and city council men. Charles H. 1 lointzeman, the repub lican candidate, expects to win by :.0oO majority, while Mayor James II. Preston, democratic nominee for re election! is confident of winning "by a large majority." A heavy early vote is being polled. TEXAS FLOOD TOLL 41 Thirty-Six PumPcs of Victims Hate P.cen Kccot creel. HOFSTON. Texas. May 4. OHu ial figures made public today tixed the total dead in the recent Texas Hoods at 41. Thirty-six bodies have been recovered and five persons who are missing at Austin were listed with the (had. In and about Austin alone L'l bodies were recovered. Verdict of Manslaughter Re turned Against Indianapolis Amusement Promoter. INDIANAi'oLIS, May 1. Harry V. Smith, formerly a bartender, but more recently proprietor of summer amuse ment enterprises, was under convic tion today for intoluntary manslaugh ter as the result of an automobile ac cidt nt w hich resulted in the death of Miss LIU j. Weaver, emlege instruc tor, formerly of Logansport. Smith is the first white man to be found guilty of the abote crime in In diana where alleged reckless driving and intoxication were Involved. A new trial will he sought. The state produced witnesses who testified that Smith was driving '.)0 miles an hour and that his machine was swerving badly from side to side as ho approached the spot where tho fatal accident occurred. Other state witnesses expressed the opinion that Smith was under the influence of liquor at the time. These included Ivtectite Sam Young, who scuffled with Smith enroute to police head quarters when he suspected Smith of trting to pull a revolver from his pocket. Young swore that he had found a Mask of whisky in Smith's hip pocket instead of a gun. The turnkev at the police station testiried that Smith, was intoxicated when he was 1. i-ought in. Mayor Hell and hi chauffeur, who arrived on the scene immediately following the accident, siid that Smith's faco was Hushed and that his eyes were red and wa tery, and that he appeared to stagger. On the other hand, witnesses swore for the defense that Smith was not driving mere than K miles an hour; that he had not hern drinking but was ver.v much excited fcnd yrieted over the accident. MOTORIST 10 KILLED WOlii IS GOIICTED ITALY'S DEMANDS TRANSMITTED TO Rejify to Minimum Require ments Is Expected in Rome Within Next Four Days Critical Hour Believed Near. ROMF. May 4. Italy's minimum demands have been transmitted to Ihrlin and Vienna. An answer is ex pected within four days. The de mands, were discussed at a se cret con ference Sunday night at the Austrian embassy, jn whieh the I'.avark'u, Prussian and Austrian ministers to the. Vatican participated. "The critical hour has arrived. The second war for our national independ ence will be dei dated. The events precipitating Sunday's e-enferenee be tween 1'ereiun Minister Sonnino and Prince ton Puelow were decisive." The lelea Nazionalc. Pome's chief interventionist organ, makes this eh c laration, contide.-niiy asserting that Italy will join the allies. De-spite the; emphatic prediction ef the Idea Na zionalc, hotvetrr, the excitement caused hy the many diplomatic con ferences of Sunday had subsided ami a calmer feeling prevailed in all circles. Leader. Arc Optimistic. Non-interventionist leaders appear ed more optimistic, though they we-re anxioulsy awaiting the explanation of the second announce-uo-i.t that King Victor Kmmanued tvejuld not attend the great patriedic demonstratoin a Querto tomorrow. The unollie-ial interpretations of this announcement were conflicting. The lelea Nr.jonale asserts it means that "war will be declared by the king at Pome instead of by D'Aanun zio at Querto." The conservative Trihuna on the other hand, after saying that public opinion had placeel too much import ance' on the Querto celebration, adds: "We believe we can say with abso lute certainty that the decision take n by the cabinet concerning the Querto celebration does not indicate the least change in the situation." The decision referred to was that none of the ministers should have Home at present, either for the Quarto celebration or for any other reason. Says Position is Same. The dio'rnnle D'ltalia, which, owing to its fiirmcr relationship with Premier Si land ra and Signer Sonnino, often ictleets me government's policy, says: "Italy's position today remains ex actly what it was a day ago. Simi larly unchanged remains the govern ment's determination to realize Italy's national aspirations." Political circles believe the defi nite abandonment of the trip to Quarto is due to a new situation de velcped by Austria's latent proposal and leaders of all parties declare the government cannot longer delay sub mitting the facts to the public whoso nervousness is daily increasing. IMPEACHMENT APPEAL OF ROBERTS IN CIRCUIT COURT WEARING END TKUUi: DADTK. lnd.. May t. That the impeaclirnent appeal ca.e of Donn M. Roberts would come to an end in circuit court before night was Indicated by the statement of Charles S Patt. attorney for the city council, who announce! that the prosecution would wind np this forenoon. The testimony on behalf of the city has-been practically the same as that presented before the city council which impeached Koherts with the ad dition ef a certified copy of the in elictment. entietion anel p;vssing of sentence in federal court to prove the charge that Roberts had been con victed of a felony. Four city eouneilmen testitied that Roberts offered them l'f each for their votes to defeat a pn-posod change in tho city boumlury line and had told them that a pt of $S00 had been recommended for that purpose. MINERSAND OPERATORS DISAGREEING ON TERMS IVact In i:adern Ohio Coal I ielels Admittc-d to lie Itcnioto Pi-ospcct Now. CI.i:V1:LAND. O., May 4. Repre sentatives of miners and operators here in an effort to terminate the strike which has tied up mining in eastern hh fer more than a year and kept lf,o(M men idle, agreed this morning that the chances for a set tlement wa re more remote than they had been at any time since the con ference, which was first ealloei at Canton, and removed to Cleveland la-st Monday, was inaugurated. The operators rpectel the miners to agree t cutting coal in lG-foot rooms, which tvas refused. They ex pect eel rediu tiou in the rate for cut ting material paid for by the yard. This has nt Peen granted. It was frankly stated by a mimr member of the joint scale -o:nmitte today that he for one was not in Cleveland to settle the- strike on other than the miners' tetms. and that ho tvoukl not g back te his union with a 4 7-cent scale for mining cul en the mine run basis. ATTEMPTS TO KILL VILLA Staff Oflievr Reduced for Iioledience Mtoots ;eneiy.l. SAN ANTONIO. Texas. May t. A private dispatch reeeive d h re dated May 1 relate that an attempt on the life of Gen. Villi tvas made by Col. Olitas. a member of his staff at Chi huahua. It tvas said three shots were fired at Villa ami that ho was wenind ed twice, though neither wound was serious. Olivas. the dispute h said, was kilted by fellow ot'leers. The trouble war. supposecl to have bee -n starte ii hv the reduction of uf disobedience. olitus to the ranks TIM CAPITALS; I Small Milk Dealers Will Attack Pasteurization Law Before City Council Tonight New arguments from the camps of the- smaller mil;, eietle-rs in th ir tight against the ;-r..; oed new milk erdin ance whieh is no 1 ef.re the com mittee of the w!i. b of the common council are- tpe led at U-nighfs meet ing of that body. It is said that tho smaller dealers have brought iniluen tial busia ss mni of the cit e inte their side of the controversy, and that th words of th se men will - introduced at the meeting of the committee. On the other hand, the hoard of public health, of which Dr. Charles posenbiiry is secretary, is :lrm in its stand that the ordinance, which ele mands the pa r u riza ! ion and clarifica tion of nmk. or its c'i tificat ion before it is delit t red in the city. 'kould he i adopt d by the e U . "Pasteurization is i'h only no-thod by whie-h the impute- n.iik problem of a city mav h sohed." siid Dr. Pos enbury Tuesday morniiu In discussing the matter. "If the -mailer dealers, as they claim, cunr.ot ::lYord tho ex-I;-nsit e maehir.e-ry pasteurization and elarilioat hot h mand. why do they not combine into two or thu' larger tirms and in that manner piotect themselves as Well as i ha i t v '" Dr P.. :i nurv pro blv w ill bo i Letters Introduced in Roosevelt Libel Trial Show Republican Leader Fell Our With Wholfe Organization in 1839. ( 'OF rt Or.K, VRACF.SF, N. Y.. May 4. When AVilliam I.;trns lost out on state printing in he com- plaine. latterly to "Ross" Piatt. I hi denounced Lemuel Ik (uigg and fell out with the whede ieuf li an organ ization. This was brought out today in the $50,000 libel suit when Edward T. Piatt, son if tlie late senator, pro duced letters from Panics to Piatt. The introduction of tho letters, how ever, opened up an almost endless new line of e vidence for the plaintiff. Mr. Jvins succeeded in getting permis sion to have Piatt produce this after noon all other Roosevelt-Piatt corre spondence that was not read hy lvins during the cross-examination of Roos evelt. When court opened today Col. Roos evelt tvas accompanied by Franklin D. Roosevelt, his nephew, assistant, secretary of the navy. Roosevelt was a democratic camli date for United .States senator when James A. O'Gorman was elected t succeed Chauncey M. Depew. Roose velt was credited with being the: choice of Pres't Wilson. Justice Changes Ruling. The appearance of the cabine t edli e:er Wiis a surprise, it was belicteel he would testify to the alleged lkirnes Murphy senate combination that re sulted in the overthrow of William F. isheehan. Tho summoning of Franklin D. Roosevelt was the result of Justice Andrews change of ruling yesterday, when he announce-d that Col. Roose velt could offer additional evidence to show he aeced without personal malice toward Fames v.he-n he madj his political statements last fall. Tho tirst evidence of the day vas documentary. Stewart Hancock, of counsel for Roosevelt, read into tho records bids for departmental print ing iu Albany from to FiFk llo also read excerpts from the stipula tion entered into when the state of New York sued William Parties' Al bany Journal Co. for alleged over charge fer printing. William L-yor, of the J. R. Lyon Printing Co. of Al bany, was the iirst witness. He iden tiiie'd his company's check book and explained various stubs, covering th-j period of lsrJ-01. Fred C. Foster, chief clerk of the state; printing board, then was recalled to complete the printing ring evidence lie hegan yes terday afternoon. More Documentary Evidence. Documentary evidence that may siring out the trial to a considerable extent was provided for when Justice Andrews issued an order requiring tate Controller Eugene A. Travis to produce in court all original docu ments bearing on Albany state print ing demanded by counsel fur Col. Roosevelt. Justice Andrews .also ordered State Treasurer J. L. Wells and Sec'y cf tate Francis M. Hugo, to pro dime similar documents. After some technical testimemy dealing with the lerdng of printing contracts the Piatt letters had again the center of the sage. lZdward T. Piatt, son of the lato s:i. T. C. Piatt, produced the FlaF 1 hi rues letters demanded by Col. Roosevelt. He brought with him 1 0 letters from Fames to Pl.Ut, covering the period from 1M0 to Piatt's death in 1 . 1 0 RIDES MULE ON WAGER; FARMER'S BRIDE KILLED DYERSP.FRG. Tenn.. May 4. Mrs. Chester Keith, a bride of two weeks, made a wa-er with he r husband that s.he could ride a plow mule from the 'barn to the tornhebl. The -mule be came frightened, ran away and drag ged Mrs. Keith several hundred fe-'t with he r fot caught in a trace chain. She dud today. KILLED HY SWITCH ENCINE. RENThN HARI'or. Mich.. May 4. Christ Ilepke. ye -ars old. em ploye! at the Malleable !rn works, was run "Ver and killed today by a Pere Marquette switch engine. Lis legs were severed at the hips. BARNES HOWLED TO PUTT WHEN. HE LOOT PONTINE called upon by the committee mem bers to speak en hc proposed ordin ance, which ha.-; beet admitted to be a stringent set of rules in view of the laxity with which milk deliveries in tho city have heretofore been ha.nlled. Otln r matters to come before the committee- at tonight's meeting are the propeised ordinance re-gtilating the licensing of auctioneers, auctioneers' rales, etc.; an ordinance appropriating S-l.es; to the board of public works for reductions in that board's assess ment upon certain estates for the Powman creek sewer, and tho ordin ance proposing an appropriation of $1,111' -a tear for an assistant to City Khctrieinn Dicke-t According to the attitude of the council af last oMmiay's meeting, it is doubtful that the latter ordinance will be passed, although several members were impressed witli the talk made by Mr. Dickey at th- last meeting of th- :yaonmittee. Mr. Dickey claims that prompt and ctl"n i nt inspection is 'h ot acth allv importable without an asVjistant. lie -aid that the work f the department ha 1 inere-a.-ed so gre atly over past t ars. that it was im possible for cue' man to manage it all. GERMAN CLAIMS VICTORY. DENIED 31 DDSSIA Petrograd Statement Says the Ground Taken by Teutonic Allies at Dunajec Has Been Regained by Russians. PETROGRAD, Miy 1. Austro 01 er re an claims of a great victory in western' (ialicia wete denied the Russian war ollice? toelay. Tt was stated that, the recent offensive un dertaken by the Teutonic allies at the Dunajec river had resulted in some gains fejr them, necessitating a re gouping of the Russian forces, but that tho latter had Mibjeeiuen.lt re gained practically all the lost ground. An ollicial statement issued today ridicules the Olerman announcements of ereat gains in the. Kovno-Kourland district of northwest Russia and tells of the repulse; of German attacks at different points iu Poland. The state ment follows: "There have been German demon strations at several places. On a front L'OO miles long the Germans' 10,0 0 0 projectiles on our trenches near thi Pilica river. Reyond the; range of artillery wo observed the ar rival of several battalions of the enemy. Germans Iist Thousands. The Germans i:i the advanced trenches, unable to contain them selves, shouteel: ''We've received reinforcements.' "The Germans lost thousands of men in attempts at a misleading attack on tho tillaue of eralin. All four regi ments of tho division in that region participated in the attack, which was repulsed by our advance guards. Hurriedly retreating. the Germans abandoned their ehacF "Tho true importance of this oper ation will shortly be established. In tho meantime, it is curious to note, how- rich in promises was the German oommunio.ue announcing th3 victor ious progress of the Germans on a wide front in the northwest sector of Russio. "The communique appeared direct ly after the enemy set foot on our territory. "It should be noted that the Ger mans formerly characterized any ac tion they had begun as insignificant, but now noisy aeltertising follows the beginning of these late campaigns." RAILWAY EMPLOYES ASK INVESTIGATION OF WAGE RAISE AWARD CHICAGO. May 4. Resolutions re eiuesting that an investigation of the award made the 0". )0i empleyes of teS western railroads by the federal arbi tration board were i tailed to Washing ton today. ConuTcss was also asked to investigate the appointment of Charles Nagel of .t. Eeviis as a member of the board d' arbitration. The resolutions were adopted unanimously after a stormy session late ycstenlay. of a committee of 100 representatives of various organizations of railroad em ployes. The railroad employes in the reso lution objected chiefly to NaseTs right t serve as a neutral arbitrator. They set out that Nagel is a director in the Fnion Trust Co. of .t. I.ouis and the? Northwestern Mutial Fife Insurance Co. of Milwalkee. an. I that he is x. trustee; and e-xeeutor ed the estate: of the; late Adolphus Rusch. All theso the railroad employes asserted, are largo holders ef railroad securities. REVISION OF WAGES IS BUSINESS OF CONVENTION LGFISYILEE. Ky.. May 4. Revis ion of the wage scale is the chief bus iness before the- convention of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers of America, which I'C-an today. Pres't John Wil liams of Pittsburgh pre-sided. The contention nay continue three weeks. GOV. CAPPER ORDERS A GENERAL ELECTION PROBE TOPFKA. Kas.. May 4. Gov. Cap per today ordered a general election probe in Kansas City. Kas. The gov ernor has information that he thinks indicates worse conditions in Kansas City than in Terre Haute, and he may call-on the federal orlicials for help. SINGER'S WIFE HALED INTO COURT CHARGED WITH HITTING CHAUFFEUR NEW YORK. May 4. Ltdia Lo:ke. wife of Ortllle HarroU, the opera tenor, formerly of Muncie. lnd., wa.s served at her home today with a sum mons to appear in t lie west side pcliee court tomorrow te answer a complaint of disorderly conduct lodged by Moses niall. a husky e hauM'eur. The de fendant, who is herself a singer of note, admitte-d that sbe Mruck Small with he-r list and added that had her husband been at home the Is now singing in Chicago) something more serious would hate happened to Meses. The chauffeur declared that the Finger struck him with a piece ef glass, or a pitclp-r. he could not tell which. He addeei that a doctor had to take three stitches in his scalp. The undoing of Moses Sur.all took: place at the cb'or of Lydia Roeke's apartments. "A phtsieian who had attended me." Mrs. lhuTold said today, "said that he would get a table t te make me sleep. It was sent from the drug store by the chauffeur. "My maid was out and when he came I t ent to the door. I was in my nii;ht dress and slippers. The chauf feur gate me the- bottle and demand ed 27 cents. T told him I had no change and asked him to wait until the maid returned. He grabbed me and pulled me out into the hall. He was abusive and I hit him with my list. Oh, if my husband had been at home." SEEK DEGENERATE AS MURDERER OF CHILD Ni;Y YORK, May 4. The murder of four-vear-old Charles Murray last night in a dark hallway of 'J70 First hy., in much the same way little Leonore Anna Cohen was killed in the same neighborhood, spread terror among the mothers of the cat side todav. More than 100 detectives are searching for the degenerate for it is believed that the same prcson was responsible for both crimes. An autopsy by Dr. Otto sv.hultz. medical adviser to the distri- attor ney's otfie e. show ed that the Murray bov had been choked to prevent an outcry, while a long and sharp knifo tt;us plunged into his abdomen. Half of the liver was missing. Dr. Sohultz said there was no doubt that the crime had been committed by a degenerate. SEEK TO END STRIKE Committee of Chicago Councilmon Offers lis Services. CHICACo. May 4. A committee of five eouneilmen to. lay addee! ihs ef forts to those of Mayor Thompson in trving to end the striko of 16,000. car penters which has rendered idle more than 150.000 members of building trades unions. The committee met with the ma.vor this afternoon to dis cuss plans for getting the carpenters and their employers together. Mayor Thompson offered his services in bringing about a settlement of the strike. Ho received the thank? of the employers for his offer, and a letter from tho carpenters' union urgeel him to use. vigorous -means to force a set tlement. WILL NOT CALL FRANK FOR NEW SENTENCE UNTIL HIGH COURT ORDERS IT ATLANTA. Ga.. May 4. Judge Hill has eleeided that not until he lias re ceived the official mandate of the su preme court of the United Mates would he grant the writ of habeas corpus applied for by Solicitor Hugh Dorsey in an effort t hate Leo Frank brought before the judge for the pas sage of the new death sentence. Judge Hill state! that within CO days, if it withholds its mandate, the supreme court can atfirm or modify in any manner its derision in the case in question. Thus if tho highest court deems it proper, it can between now and May "J! revoke its decision in the Frank case, modify it or reconstruct it in any form it believes advisable. LUMBER CO. GOMIS AGIST THREE ROADS Powell Meyers Concern Charges Unjust Freight Rate Charges. Three complaints charging that un reasonable rates hate bee n charge in lumbe r shipments hat e be en file el w ith the interstate commerce commission by the Powell-Meyers Lumber Co. against three different railways. Hear ings on these complaints are to be set within a few da; at -the Chamber of Commerce. H. J. Aid worth will ap pear as counsel for the lumber com pany. The tirst complaint is against tho Baltimore; Ohio Southwestern Rail road Co. in this complaint it i?t al leged that unreasonable and discrim inatory rates have been charged on lour carbads of cross ties shipped from southern Illinois points to Min nesota Transfer. Minn., in April and Mav of ltd 4. On these shipments it is alleged that total freight charges amounting to were collected. The lumber company conte nds that a reasonable rate for the shipment in question would be li cents per hun dred pounds or total charges amount ing to M2'..'.cf. The lumber company asks for the establishment of a rea sonable rat and reparation te the amount of S 2. The second ease intoltes the move ment of a similar consignment on the Rouisville !v Nashville in southern Illi nois to Mason 'ity. Ia.. in May of I'Jl '. It is alleged freight charges amounting to .". TO were collected. The lum ber company requests the establish ment of a rate of IS cents a hundred and a recovery of $ir;.r.O. In the third complaint it is alleged the Louisville. Henderson - St. Louis railway collected J r 1 . :; 3 on a carload of lumber from a point on the Fords, ville branch of the L. H. - St. I. to Chicago in hd.l The company con tends that a reasonable r ite should bo cents the hundred and asks for the recovery of 133.31. GERMANS TIKE FIVE TOWNS if! WEST THEATER Berlin Announcement Claims Capture of Zeevecote Zon ncbeke, Wcsthoek. Polygon ous and Nonnsboschen. NATION IS CELEBRATING VICTORY IN GALICIA Correspondent Says Whole Rus sian Divisions Are Crushed and Success Exceeds That at Mazurian LaRes. I'.KLLIN. May i. The capture by the Germans of bvo towns from the al lies is announced in an dn ial state ment by the ;ermu.n war ofhec this afternoon. In the first day of the great battle in western Galicia. it is said in the de struction of the Russian front stretche- irom a point on the Hungarian fron tier, to the Junction of the Dunajec and Vistula rivers ami iht the tz.r. mans took L'1,500 prisoners as well a It', cannon ami 47 machine guns. Attempts of the lYench to retako Four De Taris In the Argonne, re sulted in failure. Five towns taken by the r.crtnan in their latest offensive in the te stern theate r of war are Zet e oto. Zonne beke. WeMhoek, 1'olygonnus ;:i1 Nonnsboschen. "":ir victory in western Calicia is more important than that of tin- M . -zurian lakes." telegraphs a C.erni.eu correvpomjrnt n.w at AuMrian head quarters. "On the Dunajec front th Russians are retreating in disorder, with Austrian and (icnn.in troops pursuing and breaking up evert at tempt to rally. Whole DhMoiio Ih -note el. "Fntiro Russian divisions bate ben completely destroyt d. The number .f prisoners taken may c-ced thse cap tured by FMd Marshal ton Hind.o burg in Fast Fru-Ma, but the rh:-f io portance of the tie tort lies in the fa t thatthe Rus-itn troops -on-entrate a on the Carpathian front for the in:. tdon of Hungary are jj(,u menace. j from both west and ea.-t. "Unless these forces -t rie a t I by a better generalship than the sians have thus far sho.-. n. ih y threatened with th meate-t li-. ever re-corded in miiitarv bit..r . r -a I .! At any rate they will be compelled p re treat. The Austrian.- hate atenod rrzpmvsl." Rerlin military experts asn d t.. day that once more- Crman strati -v had led the Russians into a trap u hi, ii was sprung only ttlien no-rsir- pre paration hael hern made. This w;.-.-complete when the fore s of Urn. "o Maokenzon had been tran.sf rrci from, the R7.urka-Rawka front to the s:. to eastern theater. lU'ilin Vh'hrating. The people ef Berlin are i 1 .ra : i - rr the victory toej.ay. .n Ma i;t. u has become as grea t a po p a la r In i a -von Hindnburg. It teas ,n t;i enzen who led the Germans m tin if victories ut 1z ani I.K.eicz a ad brough.t them almost within siht of Warsaw. Ropular interest jn the U. inrui f fensite from Hast Prussia m' t!" Russian governments of Ko!: .!! Kourland is not as teat as i-i :! Carpatliian struggle, hut the military experts here are wat hir.g tb.is e bs '.' . P.y their advance upon Mit..u the C, r mans are now as bs( to th. Ku--:an capital as the Russians at Warsa-A ai to Rerlin. OPERATORS POSTPONE THREATENED STRIKE: AWAIT COMMISSIONER ST. mUlS. Mo.. May 4. Tae Y -t-ern Union tek-graph r h.r.e ! ;.!! to frost pone their threaW-rod -t!.,i until the arrival of Willi: u Pda'-ktua :.. commissioner of arbitiTioa fr the Unite-! States ei pa rt me nt of lab. r. who is e le-cted in St lx'Jis tcd iv. Cf)nimitte-o of operators who calk. W. J. Armftrons. Western Union su perintendent, were fid that Arm strong had made no a err ero nt ;?h Rlackman a month a-'o v hen h" c.im here to prevnt a strike. The com mittee epioted Armstreuig as s;t.u:.;' that lie had no agree ment to live u ; to and that thc-re tt as no triub!e r-jth tlie n.en until the Hrr.val ( S. .1. Konnkarni. inte.-rna t;oir , 1 presak-nt o. the Commercial Telegraphers' unn.n. Armstrong s.iid tliat '!. riien di1-charge-d would be taken back .-- son a-s the-- we re r.eed-d. "Fiustne ss is grroAjn w..--e ir.M'-.ol Of better and we ha' e t !,.- an a erag of a dozen applie i v.os f.-r tv : i very day sue- this trouble st.tit-d. s-aid Mr. ,At mstror.g. TRY TO IDENTIFY MAN FOUND NEAR RAILROAD MI''HICA.V CITV. Ind . Mat The policy ar m iking rforts to es.b lish the i.l'.ntity of a man nb.ct l'A Vears dd. ttho was '-eed I '1 la" y- ltiP.g besole the Mbliigin 'er,t!al tra ks n ar New 1:jJ1.i!... Mich. Th man b..i-s recovered con.-c;oasnes o:.'v long enough to hay that his name : ? ele i rge Rot e. AUTO PLUNGES INTO SEA One eman Drowned anel Three Are lte--iiet. ATLANTIC CITY. Mi- Fella James o N. J . M.f 4 f Co-h:i. N 1 a :. tvas drowned e.ttl'. i.' i iv automobile in which sh- ua- rchag plunged over a nail into i'- f-: -f water earlv todav. Tbiec ob.r '. cupants of the muchine w i re sated.