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Inl EDITION SOUTI I BEN 1 THE WEATHER I N I ' I A N A . J ' n r a 1 ! y fair tonUht ami Priday ; riot much hang" in te mp'-raf ore-. lowi:r Michigan (I' r.t-rally fair toiiUht and Priday. M WW PUBLISHED EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR AND TWICE ON WEEK DAYS VOL. XXXII., NO. 182. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1915. PRICE TWO CENTS BOMBARDED WITH OWN FIGURES IN AM HEADING Chamber of Progress Lawyer Quotes Van Fleet's Figures Against Latter's Plea in Be half of Hydraulic Company. BATTLE WAGED OVER $400,000 ASSESSMENT Corporation Seeks Reduction to $40,000 Hen Island Dam Case Next for Hearing by Board of Review. 1 'firmer Ju'Igc. Vernon W. Van Fleet, representing the Mishawaka Hydraulic (. be fore the -t. Jiisi ph counts board of review in its effort to si c civ a lc- lu tinn of th' aluation placed uion the Mishawaka dam, was 1h i.: r led with his own atnm unithoi wlicn the hearing was taken up before the board Thursday. Isaac Kane l'arks, counsel for the Mishawaka Chamber of Pithless, which is seeking to have the valuation raised, quoted hearts in support of his contention which were taiea from a special huding f facts made ay Van Ploe-t when matters concerning the dam came be fore him as jud.-,c of the superior court live years ago m Hie case of the hydrauhc company against ihe outh Rend Manufacturing Co. Until a year ago the Mishawaka dam was valued, at $-1U.ooij for the purpose of taxation. The valuation was then placed at $ so.ouu through the efforts of the Chamber of Prog ress. and this year it was raised .o ?HM,(iut. It is alleged that the com pany refused this year to produce any I'm u res for the assessor on the grounds that it would do no good to do so in asmuch as the assessor would value the property at whateer he pleased anyway. The Chamber of Progress is now contending in favor of the $4U0, M0 valuation while the hydraulic company asks for a reduction to tho original $ 10.000. Hear Arguments Thursday. Arguments in the matter were taken up Thursday forenoon following a con tinuance taken Wednesday noon when the board adjourned for the day. Tho Chamber of Progress is represented by Isaac Kane Parks. During his argu ments Wednesday forenoon. Parks produced the figures secured from tho findings of Judge Van Fleet in the aforementioned case of the hydraulic company against the outh Rend .Manufacturing Co. This case was tried in the superior court in I'JlO. It had been brought for the purpose- of compelling; the South Rend Manufacturing (Jo. to take the top off of the ,outh Pend dam. The court found for the complainant and ordered the dam rebuilt so that the water of the river would not bo backed up against the power wheels of the manufacturing concerns using power developed by the Mishawaka dam. In the special findings of facts it was disclosed, according to counsel for the Chamber of Progress, that tho rental value of the dam wa.s Jl-O.noo a year and that the expenses of oper ation had averaged ?P.M'io a year for seven years. It was said also that tho judge in his findings, went further and prove.! this rental value by showing that the ordinary capacity of the dam was -J.'OO horse power which was sold at $'0 tier horse power. Hold-. Avonient Conitont. In the contention for an appraise ment of 40u.oeo on the dam tho Chamber of Progress holds that the rental value of the dam as disclosed in the special findings of Judge Van Fleet represi nted a 10 per cent return on an investment of $ l.L'eo.iooi and that the $ 100.000 appraisement is con sistent with the one-third of actual value used for tho purpose of taxation. Arguments were made before the board Thursday forenoon by .Judge Win fleet in behalf of the hydraulic company. His contention, in brief, was that the suit against the S"iitli land Manufacturing Co. bad been brought in behalf of the manufactur ing concerns in Mishawaka who used tic- po.scr generated by the Mish a'v.tka dam and that the property alues cited in the .special findings of lads were the estimated values of the property of all the users of this pow er. Allege Different Conditions. Considerable argument between counsel was occasioned by the con tention of Judge Van Fleet and oth rs thai the price received for the power was near r $22 per horse power than J'.O and that the ordinary amount of power -ten-rated was nearer l.i'.uo h. P. than 2. ' h. p. and also that the ariabb r.ess of tlow in the rier had rcs-altt .1 in a drop ..j two i. ct in ine ordinal had of w ater and had made it net cssary to spend considerable iiicay in the installation f auxiliary ?'iC.i:ii plan's. T a rr i e at th.e prn tor power. Par aght to have witnesses, rep- rc.M'tiiin- the manufacturing om pmbs. t il what pri e was being paid for power from the Hen Island dam. He laihd to secure any figure's on .bat proposition ami he held that the refusal to o!is-loe tlie figures mili tated that moje than $ '' 2 was being paid for power. As argument that -ah mast be the case he pointed out hat tlie city of Mishawaka paid near " $"'.' pt r horse- power for its power 'p'jn the n n Fland dam and that in the f.o-o ot" that fact, it was charged v South Pend and FJkhart that a ;!'-r;:umator- rate was being gi-n to Mishawaka. Another Iain It vta cp.M ted that in addition to his matter t'ae S.oard would hear to- lay arj- : n. u in th ma'.ter f the ipj T; i:n nt . ( the Hen l-land dam. Monday and was Has matt r ( n .. ontinu ,;nt :i ti.M i ii dun is ,v Mi)u-;an jwiici ! tl.e Indiana Electee Co. and has been a p;. raided ai The value rdaced unon it last ear was SJC-V-OO. The tympany! wishes to compromise upon a valua-! t"n of I.PiO.OQo while the Mishawaka Chamber of progress asks that the valuation for the purpose of a .-vs ment be raised to $1,.00,000. The company in this case is represented by John G. Veagley and the Chamber of progress by Parks. Many Complaints Made. The board of review has been hear ing complaints from Penn township and Mishawaka this w ek. There have been few complaints on the appraise ment of residence property but manv complaints have been heard concern ing the valuation made on north side t usiness property. This is duo to the fact that the assc.'sur has male an attempt to equalize the north stde and south side vaho.s. The board thus far has made little change in the values as placed by the assessor. It is held by the countv assessor that the valuations placed" on north side property have heretofore . been low and for that reason an increase of approximately GO per cent has been made this year on real estate. The principle increases have been made on St. Joseph st. and Main st. north of the Ivike ,hore tracks, where the actual value of the main corner pieces, has been plated at $100 a front foot as compared with an actual value of $.'PM) a front foot on south Fide cor ner property. A small increase has also been made on north side, residence property. The hearing on Sanith Pend prop erty will be taken up next Wednesday. There probably will be a considerable number of complaints in view of the fact that material increases have been made in valuations particularly in certain portions of the business sec tion of the city. STATE PAYS BACK LOAN MADE LAST FEBRUARY IXDIAXAPOLIS, July 1. The state finance board, which consists of the governor, treasurer and auditor of state, today paid off the loan of $4 00,- 000 to the Merchants' National bank and the Indiana Trust Co. This loan was made on the ISth of last February at two and one-half Ier cent, the temporary relief leint? necessary pending collection of taxes from tho county treasurers later in the year. Under tho law the state may call upon the county treasurers in March, April and May for advances on the taxes collected, ami thi.s custom ha been followed for many years by all administrations and temporary loans have been as regularly the rule, pend ing settlements in June. But theso loans have never before been made at such it low interest rate. This is the first year in IS years that advance calls have not been made upon county treasurers in May. tho counties this year being allowed to re tain the cash until the date of tinal June settlement. It is seldom also that the state treas ury has been in as good condition as in June, 1015. Many economies In management by the several depart ments have operated to this end. RUM ELY CREDITORS TO FILE CLAIMS IN 60 DAYS LAPORTE. Ind.. July 1. Finlcy T. Mount, receiver of the Itumely Co., today issued notice to creditors of the $2,000,000 corporation to tile all claims within the next GO days. Judge Anderson of the federal court will then pass upon the receiver's report after which the reorganization will take place. It is understood here that eastern capital will finance the reor ganized company and that its capital ization will be $ la. 000. 000. It is said the factories at Richmond, Ind., Tor onto. Ont.. and Stillwater. Minn., will be sold and that the company's man ufacturing interests will be concen trated at Rattle Creek, Mich., and Iaporte. F FOR POSE IE1G Local Employes of Uncle Sam Will Meet to Complete Arrangements. Final vention plans f.r the three-day con of Indiana postal employes he r will Saturday, Sunday and Monday, be made at ' meeting to be held Friday night at the postotlice. Rcpre stntaties of the local rural and oity carriers and of the clerks of the local ottiee will be present. The route of the automobile tour for the vi.Mtors Sunday afternoon was decided upon Thursday morning. It will cover l miles and include the principal points of interest about the eitv. These will be narked on Colfax av. at the high school. Following tho close of the opening ceremonies in the muMi room of the high school tho postotlice tnen will adjourn to the au tomobiles. The first leg of the trip will bo around South Rend. From here the trip iU be continued to Mishawaka. A stop will be niailo to escort th? vis itors through the new postotlice. From Mishawaka the men wil be taken to Notre Dame and escorted about the grounds. After Notre Rame a ride will be taKcn aooui. me rounus :t St Marv's academy. The entire trif ...... is expected to occupy aooui iwo nours and a half. Relegates will begin arriving Satur day afternoon. Little will be on tho program axcept registering. Tho rural letter carriers have planned to give a reception at the high school to th.e delegates representing the rural men of the state. The program will be formally open ed Saturday afternoon in the music room of the high school. luo to the Americanization day exercises to be held in the auditorium, the jmstothco men consented to dispense with the auditorium for the day. The full program is expected to be announced Friday TAI.ROT I'iniTION WITHDRAWN. CoSHKN. July 1 The petition tiled her? asking for the reinstatement, of John W. Talbot. South Renl attorney, to the bar was withdrawn Thursday. The petitioner was ordered t iy all cots of tb so. 100.000. SH OAT COMMERCE BCD! TO! QUARTERS Y AUGUST FIRST Only Details Remain to Be Per fected to Complete Amalga - mation with Commercial Athletic Club Decided Upon. VOTE TC CONSOLIDATE IS ALMOST UNANIMOUS Members of Both Organiza- tions in Speeches Voice theitri;,ls wiU prohably l,r tms We,k. i Cnder the stato law rioting is a mis- Opmion That Move Means id(moanor Larger Usefulness. Nothing remains but the perfecting of details to consummate the amal gamation of the ChaHcr of Com merce and the Commercial Athletic club. Roth organizations at meetings held Wednesday night were prac tically unanimous in their endorse ment of the joint organization and went on record to this effect. Present plans contemplate the moving of the Chamber of Commerce activities to the C. A. club on Colfax uv. about Aug. 1. With the exception of an increased directorate membership, the machin ery of the Chamber J Commerce will direct the .affairs of the joint organi zation. The directorate will consist of 15 members, the nine from tho Chambe r of Commerce retaining oltice, while six are to be selected from the C. A. club. This will he done when the by-laws are changed. H. O. Spaulding, present business manager of the Chamber of Commerce will be retained in his . capacity. The pres ent C. A. club oilicers will constitute the holding company of the club with whom the new organization will deal in the matter of property lease. Parcha-dii"" Option Favored. The one outstanding feature of the amalgamation is the purchasing op tion that tho hew organization will have on the C. A. ctub property. Ac cording to provisions made the joint organization may have a live-year op tion to buy the property at $.10,000 if a paid up membership of 7S0 can be maintained for 12 consecutive months This is $10,000 less than the estimated actual value of the property. At a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce amalgamation committee, held at the organization home on Jef ferson blvd. Wednesday night, the vote of the members on the proposi tion was canvassed. Out of L'lM votes received by the committee, 221 were in favor of the project, showing that there is practically no opposition to the union. R. 1 Hardy, who presided at the meelimr. snoke in jrlowinir terms of the opportunity that the new club would have in advancing the civic, commercial and general interests of the city. The other members of the committee were equally enthusiastic over the change. Mow ii (iivat Tlihvg. The 50 stockholders of the Commer cial Athletic club who were present at the meeting held at the C. A. club house all voted in favor of combin ing with the Chamber of Commerce. No discension was manifested by any of the stockholders, it being agreed that the move was a great thing for South Rend. Pres't Kugeno R. Warner, who pre sided, stated afterwards that it was the most enthusiastic meeting ever held by the club. "The members of the C. A. club." he said, "realize the importance of commercial activity and we arc all exceedingly gratil.ed that this phase of work is again to be made one of the important lines of work in which we will participate. "The change should be of mutual benefit to both organizations, and will undoubtedly enhance the value of both to the community. At tonight's meet ing, more was done for the city of Smith Rend than at any ever held by either the Commercial Athletic club or the Chamber of Commerce." Tells of Club's Work. C. R. Stephenson, who has been a member of the commercial commit tee of the C. A. club for many years, and who made one of the principal speeches at Wednesday's meeting, re viewed the commercial activities of the club in the past, telling of some of the important things that have been accomplished bv the organization. He ...1 l ..t V. tli.. torrrvitlim if I n I V. ..-.. i .tl, cim.l ri l nn niriii' ei i iiiiii i i i . i i i i i i i iii eessful projects had been made possi ble through the work of the club. I am heartily in favor of the un ion of our club with th" Chamber of Commerce." said Judge Walter A. Funk, who delhered one of ihe im portant addresses of the evening. "During the .0 years of my member ship the club has held many mem ories of pleasant evenings and occa sions. I am very glad that the club is t continue in the manner planned. T!i. i m nercial Athletic club has al- wa been on the constructive side, and should be even more valuable in the future than it has in the past." IMan i Ka plained. 1 1. W. Fhlredge explained in de tail the four articles of the plan of consolidation, which was previously endorsed by the directors f the Commercial Athletic ilab and the Chamber of Commerce. In reference t article 4. which provides that the new organization shall have a live ar option on the purchase f the t A. club property at $l'.ei'i less than the tixed valuation id" $40.0eo he said: "In the opinion of your tmmitte. this portion of the agreement is the most important of all the provisions in its far reaching consequences. The 1. A. committee men and otlicers and di rectors are a unit in being willing to make this sacrifice of $1".0jo from the loivest estimate we have had put on our property, provided that the new organization makes food. ASK RECEIVER FOR CITY liniuat Steps Taken to Adju-t Tan Klcd Affairs of .Municipality. J AXdKLK.S. Calif.. July 1. A receiver for tho city of Santa' Monica was asked in a petition tiled here to day by Pen . Hunter, former eitv J attorney of that municipality. It was the tirst instance in history where such a course was adopted in an effort to adjust the tangled affairs of a city. The petition will be opposed when Judge Shenk hears the opening argu ments tomorrow by Mayor Dudley and the lounciimen of Santa Monica !w. A commission form of government ;ns established for .Vintn Xtnnii to l,oc,,n,..t:fTecti1ve n,n mxt Jan- l- but no i'ii'mmuii nas oeen maue ior op- crating the city government up to that date. RIOTERS OUT ON BOND .Men Arrested Near (lov. Slaton's Home to P.e Tried This Week. ATLANTA. Xla.. July 1. The 2G men charged with rioting at former Gov. baton's, home, am who were in dicted bv the grand jury, are all at lib- rrtv todav fin ."lflO bond erdi Thr-ir First Public Recreation Ground! COMPLE It PLANS FOR DEDICATION OF NEW PLAYFIELD OUNIJJICieiy CqUipfJCU nc- he began to send the snip on a zig i r 1 r-rx i ' zag course, but this necessitated a re- sult of Cooperative Efforts auction of speed. r xi i naf "In the meantime the submarine 01 UUIWmUtJeS dim UniUiaiS.i With the exception of a few details nlans ar- complete for the dedication of the lirst public playground in ,outh Rend. This playground is the J. D. Oliver field and will be formally open ed to the public Saturday afternoon. Work on the nine acre tract has been going on for the past two months and by Saturday the field, the apparatus and the club house will be ready tor inspection. The complete prog mm fcr Satur-Uy afternoon was announced Thursday by F. R. Rarnes. director of municipal recreation. It includes speeches; music, athletic events and the pres- J entation of a tlag and Hag pole by the Rotary club. The nrotrram will open at 2 o'clock with a selection by the Z. R. Polish band. The remainder of the program is as follows: Capt. Fdwin Nicar will present the field in behalf of J. D. Oliver. Introduction of representative of the Hotary club, by L. M. Hammer schmidt, chairman of municipal rec reation committee. Address, by David L.. Guilfoyle of the Rotary club. Address, bv Mayor Fred W. Keller, in behalf of the city of South Rend. Address. "Education and K( crea tion," by R. J. Montgomery, super intendent of public schools. Address. "The People of the Sixth Ward and the Council," Councilman John Smoger. Presentation of flag and tlag pole, and Hag raising, under the auspices of the Rotary club. Acceptance address, by the muni cipal recreation committee, by L.. M. Hammerschmidt. "America," by assembled citizens. This will conclude the formal dedi cation exercises. Informal Program. Two baseball games by Ward leaguo teams. Exercises on the heavy apparatus in men's outdoor gymnasium, by teams from the German and Polish Turners' societies under direction of C C Kr.app, playground director. Rxereises on the ehiblrens and gills' plavgrounds by the children of the neighborhood, under direction of Miss Lillian Allen, women's play ground director. Ke-ult oT Cooperation. South P.end's first public playficld where both voumr and old may dispr.it themselves all the year round was made possible through the cooperative efforts of If Barnes, his recrcatn committee, the park hoard. Mayor Keller and the city council, and the board of education in .fact all the ..,-riiin( nnd educating ma in s ' ,,,,,'- , It ,-hinrrv worKed lor me pioj.it i ,,'rirk- in 1'.14 when a commit- tee was lirst appointed to investigate tens to obtaining year round recrea- lion for the city. It eulmmaieei m the establishment o f a munnupal rec ahd the intreduc- runt HUT It1'' ... ..r at Ti irnrs as director. lin y i i t 1 i i i " ..f Mr vc ir of experience behind nun in tins iine Rirnes imtmdiately started a movement toward getting play creoimN. Te illustrate his success all tint is neecssary is to point e.ut that ,!nr, the fall of PG 4 he has estab lished -eveu school playgrounds fully equipped and e-ronned it with the big j I). diver playliebl. ' when Rarnes anu his e-ommittee is sued the ir brst report and suggested a liullllc pl.yfe.ld on the J. I. Oliver LUMI ' - . . ... , . I 1W Id it met msiani appro. n. inavor. the coum lime n, tne scnooi i.,..-ird. the Rotary -pans labs and the oarK i.,..,r-a rieommer.ded it and shortlv a i - trr the count il appropriated $-."" for the cquippm.'-: "i tne greiuuu. LiH-atiem of I'iold. The plMvlield is lecated on the tract l ,Td owne d by the- Olier estate. e ,,e:eded on the east by Riurel St.. the the south, nortn ami 'AfSt bv eU Sheire and uanra It is nine ai res in Trunk are a. rail Two mil" wa : 1,-iseball diamuids. a quarxer as' roinin: tract two t n ins courts, vol- 1'- all e-ourts, a tiedd for weight events, ami a big club hons- contain in" 1 ithing and toih t faeiliRes are i tho f-aturt s en io- , vimp- ine'Tit. Turning apparatus u an winus i also fianel wb.il" e special care has been taken to provide for he children in the wav e.f s rad pil. wading pools, swinps and slides. Two expert super visors are in charge. For the men C. C. Knapp has been employed, and for the girls Miss Lillian Allen. Armenian s Captain Gives Up After Futile Attempt to Escape From Submarine Survivors Declare German! Seaman Stood by and Jeered ! i . . r i i : i i r i ', as Leyianu Liner was oenimiioaso carpenters nidim to Bottom by Torpedoes. Ry John C. ntcr. LONDON, July 1. Cerman seamen stood by and jeered while the Leyland liner Armenian, which was attacked by a German submarine off the Corn ish coast, went to the bottom, accord ing to survivors who wore landed at Avonmouth today by the trawler Princess. The death list may reach ;u. of whom about a score are Ameri cans. Twenty-nine persons were re ported missing, but lt others were wounded, six of them seriously. The latest submarine attack, result ing in the loss of American lives has aroused much excitement throughout England and the next move of the United States in the negotiations with Germany over the under seas warfare is being awaited with deep eagerness. How IJner Sank. A description of the sinking of tho Armenian was given by survivors at Avonmouth, and a combination of the various reports follows: "When the submarine was first sighted on .Monday Capt. J. Trickey hoped to outdistance tlie underwater boit and crowded on all possiblo steam. In the meantime the seamen and others on board the ship crowd ed to the rail and watched the chase. The submarine, which was later iden ti tied as the U-::S, is one of the biggest and fastest under water craft in the world. She sped along the surface of tho water frantically signalling to the Armenian to stanil by. Instead of obeying Capt. Trickey began maneuv- was overhauling the steamer and soon the Germans opened lire with a can non. They got the exact range with out diliiculty and shells were soon dropping around the ship. "One struck the pilot house and killed several men. j "Another projectile crushed through i a small boat and shattered the ship's rail. "Capt. Trickey still hoped to save his ship and continued to maneuver as the shelling went on, hoping to show the German boat a clean pair of heels. This was a vain hope, however,- fcr the German shells kept com ing faster and faster an 3 it was soon seen that llight was futi'e. Orders Men Ofr Roat. "Accordingly Capt. Trickey sounded the whistle twice and the steam was shut off. As the ship reduced her speed the submarine came up and stood by. As she did so the com mander hoisted the German Hag. "Standing upon the submarine and speaking in excellent English, the cap tain of the German boat shouted through a megaphone: " 'Get your men off at once for we are going to sink your ship.' "The work of lowering boats was begun at once, the wounded being ten derly lowered. Four of the men on the Armenian who had been struck bv fragments of shells bled to death while this work was. going forward. "In the meantime 14 members of tho submarine crew crowded upon her deek. When they Raw the destruction j that had been worked Ly meir snens they laughed and shouted something in German. "As the boats pulled uway the sub marine, rolling upon the ocean swell, drew off and sent the Armenian to the bottom. The survivors of the Armenian drifted until picked up h.v the Princess. Thanks to good weath er none of the-boats were-lost." Submarine of Newot T.ym Capt. Trickey, in describing the de struction of his ship said: "The submarine was one of the newest tvpe and she must have been at least ":,0 feet long. I have never vecn such a powerful underwater boat as that one. The Germans gave us hard hearted treatment. As we were getting into the boats they jeered hor riblv." Firt reports spoke of the Armenian as a Dominion liner, bat she belonged to the Leyland line and iew the l'.nt-i-h Hag. Many of those on board were negroes who shipped from New port News as muleteers. The Armenian sailed from the lr ginian port on June IT with a cargo of mules for the Rritish government. They were to be used in France m the armv transport service. It is report ed without verification that one white man. Dr. J. S. Vise of Porto Rico, and three American negroes were picked up bv the submarine. Trawler Saxes Some. When the small boats put off from the Armenian they got separated and ome of the survivors were picked up bv the Relgian trawler Prof. Stevens und landed at Rristol. The Americans among the survivors at Rristol were Interviewed -y John S. Armstrong, ir. the American consul at Rristol, rmnrted to Ambassador W. 1 1. Page who in turn effectively reported the destruction oi wie i im-mau the' Fr.itM States government. The Armenian was a ship of s.S tons. Her cargo of 1.4 2 mules, all (f which drowned when the ship sank, i , ... S v 4 li'll'l was vaioeu u -f.i""-. horses and mules are contra-b-rid f war. it is believed that the German government will attempt to justify the sinking of the ship on that ground. CHECK FOR 53,500,000 Pa il to Georgia TTvaurcr for One JLntire Kond Is-uc. AT1ANTA, Ga.. July 1. What is believeel te be the lirgest single check ever written in this state was this morning handed te the state treasurer bv Asa G. andler. The check was for J :'.r.o0.oi0 and covered the? paynie-ut ef an entire issue- of state bonds. Candler statfd he bought the" bonds fr himself and did not rep resent other parties. - roRMr.R miinti:u imx ICARLSRCHi:. Germany, July 1. Prans P.oehn.. former minister eif cul ture in the German government, died today. BUILDING TRADES WAR CONTINUES UNABATED Report- : cd Offer of I'nioii President to Return at Old SoaI CHICAGO. July side showing any 1. With neither signs of receding from its stand in the labor war which mis uisrupteu tne nunuing industry in Chicago, plans went forward today looking to the closing of every plant , engaged in the manufacture and handling of building materials tonight. Announcement was made that all t!.e : mills, lumber and brick yards, and , other material plants would be shut down at closing time this evening, and! that they would not reopen until the I strike of Dljo.io carpenters, and sev- f eral other smaller strikes had b on j settled. The result of the general' shut down will be the enforced idle- ness of more than Lbin.fo'u) workmen. ! A statement by several otlicia's ofj the carpenters' union today rid'culedj a reported peace offer by Pres't Metzi of the union. They said his state- ment that the nun would return to work at tho old scale of wages wa.s "preposterous-." HEARING OF HUERTA AND 0R0ZC0 IS POSTPONED EL PASO. Texas. July 1. Tin hearing of Gen. Victoria no Huerta Gen. Pascual Oroz-co on a charge 1 1 1 1 1 conspiracy to violate the neutrality laws of the United States was post- poned today until Julv 12. Similar i action was taken by United States Commissioner Oliver in the cases of the four other Mexicans alleged to spiraey. The postponement was taken to nwnit ttlf firri vnl of n t'.-iiloril in.li' and witnesses whn rr tn 1m c 1 1 1 . t -.n .1 - - V. ........ v.. ..a..,,... .... i.- . n l p M.v in u i ot x..- .t-i- ;,-., .r,. --,.,,,. ........ and in other rtu , rrM,,. " , a. a l ... A 111 L I X L i IU I 1 CI 1 ill IUO I o- ejuest of the governor. Counsel for the ' defendant announced that it was readvi,' to proceed, but Comit . issior.er oliv(-r granted the government's request for delay. BECKER WINS REPRIEVE OF FORMER PROSECUTOR A LP A NY. N. Y.. July 1. Atty. Martin T. Manton, counsel for ,harles Becker, the former police lieutenant convicted of the murder of Herman Rosenthal and sentenced' to death, announced today that Gov. Whitman had granted Pecker a reprieve until July 2;. Reeker had been sentenced to die in the week beginning July 12. Atty. Manton's annruineement was con firmed shortly afterwards by the ex ecutive department, where it was an nounced that later in the day a state ment would be issued setting forth the realm's for the governor's action. Whitman, while prosecutor, sr-enna! Rocker's conviction. STONES GREW uni Band of Seven Ruffians Cap-1 tured After Fight at Lake ! Shore Station. The New i elue in South rk 'entral mail train Rend at ." o'cloek in the evening was dc! L'O and '.U) minutes We. ing while the crew foug ayc-d between hp sday eti- ht o;f a gang ef radians whej had attempte-d to lidei the train from some point south of Elkhart. The brake nm, who.-e name could not be learned, was seiioi.-iy eut about the head when a stone thrown by one of the- gang stne k him. Special Agent Shannon of the; rail road eompany, e-aptured the- entire gang of seven members, taking them one at a time from ariou hiding plaees abeut th'- station and the yards. They were: irraigned i;i :ty court Thursday mori ng upem charger-, of malicious trespass, and -xn- 1 ing he-Id at the- e ouniy ja:l pending an in vestigation by fe-d.-ral authorities at Chicago, who were apprised o! Re occurrence by Shannon. The crew attc-rnpte-d to put the gang off the train when they were iisi -ered at Llkhart, but as the train b ft that eitv the-v climbed aboard again. When the local station w readied a secoim eiioii wa.s iu.iu" o n.'i ei i , HOLD NG UP MA L TRA whivh resulted in a hail eif Ft o net; and.,,, .iff t . other missib-s. The- men atti-mptedj to board the- train while it was iulpnr:T7 M!I I niP0F9 motion between the station and eheibUtll !LL UloTUOCO freight house. At the pedice station they pave the names eif Jose ph Story. Watson Thur man, William Rmi!s. William Wil son. John 'arson. James Puu'h and Joseph Ilarby. Th-y range. i in a--" trejm P. to -!:J years. The patrol wagon was eail"d s -rr'il times to bring them to the station. Shannon, found eu:" of the gang e-.-r,. ceaieu in me- p.ntry e.r ;i lioni" fiOlll" b. id th station. The par.trv a tained canne d lruit, and it i.H 1 fall e - from a sin If over the The eb teetie used a hi alb g. d e :'""'k. :-cIe- in round- in.g up the- men. all e.f whom w e r e identified a L'.l!"r i .f r,, ,1 u a Ih'Vr !!it!i'-n. ir::' r those who had stone d tli tr. They will face Judg m city e-ourt again Priday rn":ii:i:-, that time Prank Reeves, a in the yards, will testify, to have seen the man thro s v. lte-hrna a He i- s t:d the s t o n - that injured the brakeman. uif member of the --ang was hard to remark that "South P.e-nd wa-- a bum town, because .'Raltiniore Red' Kelly and Joe Windisch had been picked up here fur a. murder. U. S. UNLIKELY TO HAVE BASIS FOR A JEW PROTEST j Ambassador Page Reports Ley- land Liner Was Engaged in British Admiralty Business Under a Charter. STATE DEPARTMENT TO MAKE THOROUGH PROBE Forfeiture of Rights by Amer icans Will Not Be Acknowl dged Until Uncontroverted Facts Are Revealed. WASHINGTON. July 1. The Rrit- : Lsh admiralty has informed Ambassa- I dor Pago in London that ihe steam Is hip Armenian, sunk bv a German i (submarine with tlie loss of 21 Ameri ;ean lies, was engaged in admiralty business and that she carried no pas I scngers. i '1 nis information was the s cabled by ate depart- i Ambassador Page to nf ; nicnt today. The ambassador sug- gested that the Americans who were lost with the Armenian appeared therefore to have been members of . ' th eleW. Thc effect of this state be oongrnied by later dc will be to remove the meat, if it 'loiunents. A merican government which otherwise niiuht be brought against Gt rn any that American citi- i zens on an unarmed merchantman I had I" I died through the attack of a tie. man itmarine on then- cssel. App .rem ( ontradictn.n ihe statement b talenient by the admiraltv to Mr. Page is an ai'pai ent ( -ontradiction !it issued by the Lev- the statt iue land line oiticials in New York, to the effect that the Armenian was unchar tered by the Rritish go ernment, but merely was an unarmed merchantman carrying mules to Europe. The Rritish government by i t if ad mission that the Armenian was on admiralty business. virtually places j the vessel in the legal ftat us of a 'transport and ihe Americans in her j crew ale placed in the legal ,-tattls of belligerents. While the slab' d partmcnt would 'make no othcial statement on the case it wa.s barned that no admission as to the forfeiture of th" rights of Amer ican citizens by the rnen on the Ar menian will be made until such lor feiture has L en proved definitely. It was ,-tated that the case will not be presented to the German foreign olfice until after the receipt of tne German reply to Pres't Wilson's last note on the Lusitania horror. The- state department will make a careful iii'iuiry into these- questions be fore acting on th- Armenian case. To what e xle nt was the- Arm-n;an a Rritish vessel.' Was the.- Armenian an armed vessel'.' If so. why was she j permitted te leave NYwport News in i deiiane e of ne utrality regulations by j the e-ustoms edJirial.s'.' Wa: the' Ar ime nian oreb te-d to stop and li; she atte liipt to run away in spite- if an , onh-r '.' The' t---t imrny of the di rm.in sub- marine edbcers as well as the' testi I mony e-f the survivors of the Armen ian and the customs o'lie-ials at N"e: -port Ne'ws will be take n as so.m as possible'. The- German e-aptaiu";- repeat will ! m asked of the (biia tn almir alty just th' same as the i'alaba. tlie Gullligbt anel th Lu.-itania. wilson ki:si-:kvi:s ji ix.mln r. coitNb'ii. n. n .. Juiv i. I'Mst j Wilson n-e eived the !;rst d!ie i.tl fepolt on the sinking of th" liner Armenian '..ml the loss I,' Americans al- ard b.er to la v j in ,st b. t he- fore- going on muddv e'ornisli a lng w ot ui s walk dariug tlie he aviest t rain that has oC- curred her" in a month. The president eledined to comnKiit , ii the otf'.eial ;idie-s. He has taken i no action on th'- matte-r. hewcvi-r. it i was stated at th" Harlai;end n th" 1 1 a rla k.end n house. : and will order no invest:-utien unui : li- has recivei 1 a e.- mpb-te; report fioiil Se c'v ef Stat Th pre- i nt ".ian r o -r r i : ; g .i' : g i m e r. t i: ;i i r u r , t ;1 be a - r - i in the Arn:' tains ih" e-xa't as a fre-ight lin t..r' trinport. Arme-nia n b( ii:; T U S f the es-e-I ! a P.ritish nilli-the- eent e.f tlie roed a P.ritish Tn t hai te d 1 .i ian! lor !i:o with, th An.eri' an em A' - 1 t.r-o-t i . . 1 1 1 v e rn J ioye-S OI I ri" Rritish L.-oern lievc tlie aftai :,t. n!f; :.ils here :e .ill l:ae no bearing upon p!e ' e th'- G i icaii informio.ion ri.-is. Cntil corn re eived the pre -i!ter iri ab- ar. e. ident a ii p..:.! UK' m T! e i lit !: e pre .--e-l he I nt ".ill T'iot '' obl:ge-d te-tum to V.i-!lilU'tn!l tltat tb." t h::-te b hi: lie- 1 la;!. ,r.o i T ''. e j; ermar.v mil tie n - ' T t -ii? , states a nd r OF S42.000 ESTATE Widev. ed I.ate harb I.. Rcir to Property of SJJ.ooo K in Real I GeK-t SolC Whirl I State. d S t 2 a ; c i .r- br L. it-"' a ! ! l l t n - . i r -. Ill"' CharU for pt will .. t:1'd ig. Th. , . d I w : a -ri ; ".' a in."-trum-e:t Ma r. 1 . It ed :.v lb r r L S w a r. .'. Til'! i Ri. h as witri. :" 1 1 laid e f c e- .v :'r. ite t i bojpl. 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