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OF FRESH NEWS THE LATEST IMPORTANT DIS PATCHES PUT INTO SHORT. CRISP PARAGRAPHS. STORY OF THE WEEK SHOWING THE PROGRESS OF EVENTS IN OUR OWN AND FOREIGN LANDS. Western Newspaper Union TVews Service. About the War The British steamers Centurion and Candidate were torpedoed and sunk by German submarines off the Irish coast. Tlie German official report claims victories both over the Russians in western Galicia and over the British to the east of Ypres in Flanders. \ ictoria was under martial law as a result of renewed attacks upon Ger man establishments by mobs bent up on revenging the sinking of the Lusi tania. The steamer Wilhelmina, owned by the A. H. Bull Steamship Company, of 2,695 tons was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine. The Wilhel mina was under British registry. An Italian army 600,000 strong, fully equipped and ready for the field, has been concentrated at Kerona, twenty « five miles from the frontier of Austria- Hungary according to a Geneva re port. The British admiralty announced that the destroyer Maori had been blown up by a mine. The British steamer Don of Goole has been tor pedoed by a German submarine off Coquet island, near the Northumber land coast. The crew was rescued. At Kinsale, Ireland, the coroner’s jury which investigated the deaths at tendant upon the loss of the Lusi tania returned the following verdict. “The jury find that this appalling crime was contrary to international law and the conventions of all civil ized nations, and we, therefore charge the officers of the submarine and the German emperor and the government of Germany, under whose orders they acted, with the crime of wilful and wholesale murder.” Western Six were drowned and five rescued at Cleveland, Ohio, when the Sand* sucker Junior struck the breakwater and sank at East Seventeenth street. Laurence Scanlan, bishop of the Salt Lake City diocese of the Roman Catholic church and a pioneer mis sionary of the West, died at Salt Lake after a long illness. Announcement was made at Spring field, 111., of the marriage in Peking, 111,, of William Homer Leavitt, former son-in-law of William Jennings Bryan, to Miss Clara Killius of Springfield. At Atlanta, Ga., Judge Ben B. Hill re-sentenced Leo M. Frank to die June 22. It was Frank’s fourth sen tence to death following his convic tion on charge of murdering Mary Phagan. Settlement of the strike in the east ern Ohio coal fields that has kept 15,000 miners idle for thirteen months and has cost more than $40,000,000, was accomplished by the joint scale • committee representing operators and miners at the conclusion of their con ference in Cleveland. Mrs. Nathaniel Valone of Detroit, Mich., has given birth to twins. They ' are the twenty-seventh and twenty- j eighth children of the father, twenty- j one of whom are living, all born with in a period of thirty-one years. Va lone, who is 55, was married to his first wife in 1884, but she died several years ago. Word received at the headquarters of the International Dry Farming Congress in Denver indicates that the government exhibit in Denver during the sessions of the congress and the International Soil Products Exposition will be the best and most complete ex hibit of the kind the Department of Agriculture has made. Washington The American Rod Cross asked C. A. Mcllvane at Balboa Heights, chair man of the Panama chapter, to report if outside aid were required for the sufferers of the fire at Colon. The state department cabled Consul Frost to get in touch, if possible, with the captain of the American liner St. Paul, und ask about the report that the St. Paul passed floating bodies. An attempt, to assussinate Roque Gonzales Carza, the convention pro visional President of Mexico, was made by troops led by General Bar ona. former military commander of Mexico City. Fifty men were killed in a fight be tween followers of Generuls Antonio Harona and Juan Banderas, Zapatista chieftains, in Mexico City, according to u statement by the Carranza agency in Washington. American Consul Frost at Cork sent the following cable to the State De partment: “Please assume that per sons not listed as either survivors or identified dead, are missing und almost certainly dead. No news of Vander bilt, Stone, Shields. Myers, Klein, Hubbard, Forman, nor of their bod ies .’’ Foreign A Lusitania relief fund has been opened in Liverpool. Lord Derby Bub scribed £250 ($1,250). Having reached an agreement with respect to Japan’s demands on China, the plenipotentaries of the two countries will now proceed to draft a treaty. Premier Okuma is quoted as having stated that China’s acceptance of Japan’s demands has removed the “roots of much trouble.” He voiced satisfaction at the success gained by diplomacy. At Rome Premier Salandra issued a circular to all the prefects in the kingdom strongly urging them to pre vent any offense being offered to foreigners or attacks being made against their property. A Tiflis dispatch says American missionaries in the Vilayet Of Van, where the Armenians appear weaken ing after a fierce resistance against attacking Turks and Kurds, are re ported in grave danger. “Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life,” were the last words of Charles Frohman before he went down with the Lusitania, ac cording to Miss Rita Jolivet, an Amer ican actress, with whom he was calmly talking just before the end came. The German government has cabled to the state department at Washing ton an expression of the deepest sympathy over the loss of American lives through the destruction of the Lusitania. Germany, however, reit erates her declaration that the re sponsibility rests with the British government. A Central News dispatch from Queenstown says that according to the present arrangements for the bur ial of the dead from the Lusitania, the coffins will be borne from the town hall at 9 a. m. but that the funeral procession proper will leave at 3 o’clock in the afternoon for the ceme tery. A special high mass will be celebrated at St. Coleman’s cathedral, and a general funeral service will be held at the cemetery over the 139 cof fins. Sporting News Standing of Western Lenffue Clubs. Club. Won. L/oat. Pet. Topeka 9 5 i64i Omaha 10 $ 62 5 Denver 7 6 583 lJes Moines 9 s r.o q St. Joseph :: 7 1 City 7 11 ill# Wichita 5 g 3gy At Albuquerque, N. M., Albuquerque won the fourth straight game of the series with Douglas, to 5. A $2,000 purse for the Colorado derby to be run June 26, at Overland in Denver, during the spring meeting, is the magnet that has drawn to Denver as fine a lot of 3-year-old thoroughbreds as has ever been quart ered at that beautiful park. Jose R. Capablanca, of Havana, captured the first prize without the loss of a single game in the chess masters’ tournament in New York. Frank J. Marshall, United States champion, took second prize, likewise without the loss of a game. The world’s record for wall-scaling by high school cadets was broken at Cheyenne when squad No. 3, from Casper, Wyo., defeated squads from the Cheyenne, Rawlins and Laramie high schools by going over a regula tion army wall, with regulation army gunSi in 6 1-5 seconds. The previous record was 6 4-5 seconds. The win ning Casper squad twice scaled the wall in 6 1-5 and once in 6 2-5, while the squad taking second place, Chey enne No. 3, went over in 6 2-5. General Ninety-two victims of the Lusitania tragedy were buried at Queenstown on Monday. The trial of William Barnes’ suit for libel against Theodore Roosevelt en tered into its fourth week in the Su preme Court at Syracuse. N. Y. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company has succeeded in ar ranging for an extension of its $19,- 000,000 5 per cent notes for one year at 6 per cent. Insurance on the Lusitania, it was said in New York, amounted to $7,- 500,000. The vessel was valued in round figures at $10,000,000. The worth of the cargo she carried was estimated at $735,000. Two are dead and two others are in a critical condition from burns as a result of a collision of an automo bile at Fresno, Cal., with a power pole whose wires, carrying 60,000 volts of electricity, fell upon the car. The New York state training ship Newport has departed with 103 stud ents aboard for a cruise through the Panama canal to Honolulu and back by the way of San Francisco, a dis tance of more than 15,000 miles. The Newport will return Oct. 8. Don M. Roberts, who is serving a sentence in the federal prison at Leavenworth, Kan., for election frauds, was finally removed as mayor of Terre Haute, Ind. The Circuit Court sustained the action of the City Council in impeaching Roberts. Randolph Natili. a widely known railroudmah, and whose connection with the Southern Pacific was unique, died at Morgan City, La., at the ago of 71 years. His official connection with the line was station agent at that email town, his home, but he never denied reports that his salary was 325,000 a year. A verdict of acquittal was returned after a short deliberation at Mlneola, L.'I., by the Jury trying Mrs. Florence C. Carman on the charge of murder ing Mrs. Bailey at Freeport on the night of June 30 last. THS aiLPHf OBBEBVXB. GERMANS SINK THE LUSITANIA LINER, WITH 1,253 PASSENGERS ABOARD, WENT DOWN IN THIRTY MINUTES. 115 AMERICANS LOST VANDERBILT, FROHMAN AND HUB BARD AMONG 1,198 REPORT ED DEAD. Western Newspaper Union New* Service. Washington, May IX.—The Ameri can dead in the sinking of the liner Lusitania by a German torpedo boat number 115, according to advices from United States consuls in Great Bri tain. The total dead is more than 1,198. The names of seventy-three American survivors were reported by Consul Frost at Queenstown, with the statement that there is virtually no hope that more will be found alive. London, May B.—The Cunard liner Lusitania, which sailed out of New York May 1, with 2,067 persons aboard, lies at the bottom of the ocean off the Irißh coast and it is feared that more than 1,000 have perished. The ship was sunk by a German submarine, which sent two torpedoes crashing into her side, while the pas sengers, seemingly confident that the great vessel could elude the German underwater craft, were having lunch eon. Many Americans were lost Every effort to find Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Charles Frohman and El ber Hubbard among the survivors at Queenstown has failed. The British admiralty late Friday night placed the total number of survivors at 658. Few first-class passengers were saved, It Is reported, because they believed the vessel would keep afloat and made lit tle effort to eecape. Four torpedoes were fired, accord ing to survivors, but only two of them ■truck the liner. The crew at once proceeded to get the passengers into boats. Some of the boats could not be launched as the vessel was sinking. Thera was a large number of women and children in the second cabin. Forty of the children were less than a year old. There were dead and wounded among those brought ashore, and many have died in hospitals in Irish coast ports. But not a name of res cued or lost, of dead of injured has yet been listed. The Lusitania la the vessel to be sunk or damaged In the first week of May in the German war »one about the British isles. Under the terms of the German decree of Feb. 4 defining the war zone, the Lusi tania was in that zone when sunk. The Lusitania was steaming along about ten miles off Old Head Kinsale, on £he last leg of her voyage to Liver pool, when about 2 o’clock In the afternoon a submarine suddenly ap peared and fired two torpedoes, with out warning, at the steamer. One struck her near the bows, and the other in the engine room. The power ful agents of destruction tore through the vessel's side, causing terrific ex plosions. Almost immediately great volumes of water poured through the openings and the Lußitania listed. But within fifteen minutes, as one survivor estimated and certainly with in half an hour, the Lusitania dlsa[» peered. Where Great Britain’s fast est merchant vesel went down—Old Head Kinsale, is the landmark that has brought joy to many travelers as it always stood as the sign from shore that the perils of the voyage across the Atlantic were at an end. Of the 1,253 passengers aboard, 290 were In the first cabin, 602 in the sec ond and 361 in the steerage. The British admiralty is discourag ing the publication of surmises and guesses regarding the dead and in jured. Even before the crude details are known, the British press is Ask ing editorially what the United States will say to this event and how she will hold Germany to the "strict ac countability" mentioned In previous diplomatic correspondence. The Lusitania, with a total of 1,2al passengers aboard, of'whom 188 were Americans, and with a crew of 816, sailed from New York !n the face of a warning published on the day of her departure by the German embassy, which stated that travelers intending to embark on the British ships did so at the risk of the ships being de stroyed In accordance with the Cer man zone decree. The wnrnlng, published in the form of an advertisement, did not result in the cancellation of a single passage, nor did anonymous notes of warning, said to have been received by some passengers just before the big liner left her pier, deter anyone from sail ing. Among the widely known passen gers on the Lusitania were Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Charles T. Bow ring of New York, Alexander Camp bell, general manager for John Do war & Sons. London; Elbert Hubbard, publisher of the Philistine; D. A. Thomas, the wealthy Welsh coal oper ator, and his daughter, Lady Mac- Worth, an English suffragette, and the Rev. Basil W. Maturin, Oxford, The officers of the company de clared that “the Lusitania had been torpedoed without warning and sank almost immediately.” HUMANITY FIRST, WILSON’S POLICY NATION IN RIGHT MAY NEED NO FORCE, SAYS PRESIDENT, IN PHILADELPHIA SPEECH. 9.5.T0 REMAIN AT PEACE FIFTEEN THOUSAND CHEER AS NATION’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE VOICES HOPE FOR PEACE. Western Newspaper Union News Service. Philadelphia, May 12. President Wilson gave to a gathering of 4,000 naturalized Americans Monday night the first intimation of what course the United States government will pursue in the situation arising from the loss of more than a hundred American lives on the British liner Lusitania. He spoke by implication, but his hearers interpreted his remarks as meaning that while the United States would remain at peace it would seek to convince Germany of the injustice to mankind of the tragedy of last Friday. “America,” said the President, “must have the consciousness that on all sides it touches elbows and touches hearts with all nations of mankind. The example of America must be a special example, and must be an example not merely of peace because it will not fight, but because peace is the healing and elevating in fluence of the world and strife is not. There is such a thing a3 a man being too proud to fight. There is such a thing as being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.” These remarks precipitated a tu mult of applause and patriotic enthu siasm attended by a waving of thous ands of small American flags. The President made no direct refer ence to the Lusitania, but the audi ence did not hesitate to read the ap plication of his statement. The sentiment expressed in the President’s speech was epitomized later by one of his closest advisers as “Humanity First.” While it had not yet been decided, he said, exactly what steps would be taken by the United States in the present crisis, the idea uppermost in the President’s mind was to show that whatever course is adopted—no matter how vigorous—it will have as its objective the good of humanity. “While you bring,” he said, “all coun tries with you. you come with a pur pose of leaving all other countries be hind you, bringing what is best of their spirit but not looking over your shoulder, and seeking to perpetuate what you intended to leave in them. I would not certainly be one who would suggest that a man -cease to love the place of his origin. It is one thing to love the place where you were born, and another thing to dedi cate yourself to the place to which you go. You can’t be an American if you think of yourself in groups. America does not consist of groups. A man who considers himself as be longing to a national group is not yet an American. My advice to you is to think first not only of America, but to think first of humanity, and you do not love humanity if you seek to divide humanity Into jealous camps.” The President was constantly inter rupted by spontaneous outbursts of applause. He spoke clearly, and so quiet was his audience of 1&.000 that he could be heard distinctly in all parts of the great hall. Everywhere the red white and blue flag and bunt ing was displayed, and a band during the evening played patriotic airs. Introduced by Mayor Blankenburg, who spoke in distinctly a German ac cent. a welcome and an appeal for a single allegiance to the United States, the President carried forward the idea of the welding of foreign blood in the makeup of America by pointing out the true goal of right American citi zenship, to be loyal not to the country of one’s birth but to the land of one’s adoption. Some of tlie passages in the Presi dent’s speech which the crowd ap plauded most loudly were these: “I am sorry for the man who seeks to muke personal capital out of the passions of his fellow man. He has lost the touch and Ideal of America, for America was created to unite man kind by the passions that life and unite and not by the passions that separate and debase mankind. “The man who seeks to divide man from man, group from group, interest from interest, in the United States is striking at its very heart. " i was born in America. You dreamed of what America was to be, and I hope you bring dreams with you. No man who does not see visions will ever realize any high hopes or undertake auy enterprises.” In his peroration, the President aroused much enthusiasm when he said that he had felt that he ought not to be away from Washington and after coming he found the gathering renewed his “spirit us an American.” In Washington, he said, “men tell you so many things every day thgt are not so and I like to come and stand in the presence of my fellow citizens and drink out of the common fountain with them, feeling the sense of their support.” There was a tremendous ovation as the Presideat finished hla speech. 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Anybody connected with the amuse ment world will tell you that the dead liest and most maddening question Is,. “Where do you go from here?” Bill Nye, touring the country wiCh James Whitcomb Riley, had a great many one-night stands to visit, and came to suffer acutely through the Insistent repetition of this boob query. At last he wrote the appended verse, whlchp It is believed, never found life in print: “Where do you go from here?” asks the landlord of our hotel. And "Where do you go from here?** asks the boy who answers the hell. And “Where do you go from here* Oh! Lord, and "Where do you go from here?” Till In fancy we stand at the last com mand, quaking with sudden fear. And St. Peter says, “Oh, you’re thoaa lecturers. Where do you go from here?” A Tale Often Told. “Society Is just now afflicted with a new species of bore.” “Still another?” “It's the young woman who tells everybody she meets how the war In Europe prevented her from finishing her musical education.” Accounting for Tastes. Bacon—l see expert French butter tasters claim they can perceive ths flavor of the soil over which cattls feed. Egbert—Must have sort of a taste of shrapnel now.