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VOL. XLIV NO. 2G1.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOKXIXd, Al'lUL 11, 1915.
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SPIRIT OF G. 0. P.
McKinley League of Omaha Makes
a Plea for Renewed Partisan
' ship Among Rank and
WANT PARTY RESPONSIBILITY
Jefferis Declares that This Senti
ment Has Given the World the ;
Best in All Ages.
TO NAME CENTRAL COMMITTEE
The spirit of republicanism was re
awakened at Washington hall Satur
day evening, by a well-attended gath
ering of republicans from every
precinct of the city, under the aus
pices of the McKinley league.
The keynote of the resolutions and
the addresses was a plea for renewed
' partisanship among the rank and file
of republicans, that affairs of the city,
state and nation may be administered
by the party which the speakers de
clared has successfully piloted the
ship of state through many storms
and whose supremacy was over
thrown by "bolters, weather-cocks
and nondescripts," as expressed by
George D. Meiklejohn.
The l!"t sentence' of the resolution
adopted reads. "We declare It necessary
that the republicans of Omaha support
for the offices of city commissioners. May
t. 1015, men who are members of our party
and who have a party responsibility."
Following- the adoption of the general
resolutions, offered by Frank A. Shotwell
and including the excerpt mentioned, W.
U. Hhriver moved that the meeting In
dorse by name J. B. Hummel, Edward
Simon, A. C. Kugel, Harry B. Zlmman,
W. S. Jardine and Harry J. Hackett.
which brought an amended resolution
from Ed Leeder, who wanted the nam
of J. J. Ryder Included In the list. After
some discussion it was decided that the
original resolutions covered the whole
ground and that it was unnecessary to
art upon the Shriver and Leeder resolu
tions. C. S. Elgutter objected to the Shotwell
resolutions, his point bring that he n
against drawing a strict party line la
purely local affairs. He said he stood
for republicanism In national and state
affairs, but would not commit himself
to a policy of Indorsing men for local of
fices because they wore a certain party
label. He wanted the resolutions re
ferred to a committee before the meeting
took action, but received no support or
The meeting lasted about an hour and
the business was transacted expeditiously.
Ar W. Jefferis was chairman and J. M.
Talbot and M. J. Oreevy were secre
taries. .. Believe In Partisanship.
In his opening address Chairman Jef
feris said: "The McKinley league wa
formed to Inject new life into the city and
county republican organisations. There
Is need to return to the old Idea of par
tisanship, something which finds ex
pression In all of our affairs of business,
labor, sport and even ouP religion. A
partisan Is looked upon as a man with
fixed ideas and whose mind Is not turned
by every wind which blows. Partisanship
has given u the beat thing all through
"In theory, fancy and folly some have
declared there Is no more ' place for
parties in local affair. President Wil
son recently aaid that all men should
join the democratic party. He is a
partisan. There ar some here in Omaha
who have said that the republicans should
not meet and Indorse republicans.
onpartlaanhlp Breed Cllqne.
"This so-called non partisanship brings
out private cliques, Klates and combina
tions. It Is a sort of drifting along. It
Is a case of nobody' business. What ha
berndone In our recent city campaign,?
It has been like a grave yard There, wa
no commotion until trie republican talked
of holding a meeting. We have them
talking. Beuubllcans -have the tight to
vote for republicans. "
"The McKinley league 'was formed to
keep alive the party tlst has always
stood for liberty and prosperity. At the
old-time party meetings we learned of the
capabilities of men, but we have degen
erated Into a regime of fancy and folly.
The.-tlme has come for the people to get
back to republican government and a
good administration of affairs."
To Eliminate Bolter.
Referring to Mr. Ryder, Ed Leeder
suggested that those present who have
made no mistakes throw the first bricks.
No bricks were thrown.
"I believe that our policy of nenpar
tisanshlp has resulted in placing In
giower democratic governor and legis
lature In a republican state and also sent
senator and half of our congressmen
to Washington, besides defeating such
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BOY WHO SLEW TO
SAYE MOTHER FREE
Farmer Youth Shooting Stepfather
to Protect Parent Acquitted
TAKES VINE BALLOTS TO DECIDE
ATLANTIC, la.. April 18 (Spe
cial Telegram.) Francis Dunn, the
17-year-old boy who slew his step
father, T. J. McEnery, to protect his
mother from violence, the youth de
clares, was found not guilty of Mc
Enery's murder by a Jury here to
day. The jury was out nearly twenty
four hours and the verdict was
reached on the ninth ballot. The vote
on the first ballot was six for acquit
tal and six for a verdict of guilty of
The mother of Dunn, Mrs. Mc
Enery, thanked the' Jurors In a voice
broken with sobs and then left the
court room with her son.
The Jury was out from 4:30 o'clock yes
terday afternoon until 2 o'clock this aft
ernoon. McKnery was killed December 10. Dunn
shooting him after he had besten the
boy's mother and had started back to the
house threatening her end members of
the family with further Injuries. The
defmse introduced , testimony showing a
long list of abuses to which the woman
had been subjected at the hands of her
It was asserted that Dunn, frenxied and
fearful that the man would kill or seri
ously Injure his mother, shot him with
out rUy knowing what he did and that
the boy was Justilled In killing the man
in defense of his mother. The case at
tracted great attention here.
The McEnery farm, the scene of the
traeedy. Is west of the city, and the boy
and his mother and brothers snd sisters
will continue to live there. The lad Is a
nephew of Fire Chief Clancy of Mil
waukee. . .
Night at Last Gets
Man of the Key Who
Shunned the Day
"The night has got me,' J. K. Temple
ton, American District Telegraph com
pany watchman, told Harvey .Wolf, his
employer, several weeks ago. I'm a part
of the night. When dusk comes, I feel at
eaa-i. I can think clearly, I feel natural.
But when day break I am half blind.
No matter how much rest I get, I'll feel
that way. It ha been so for. year now.
It make me lonely, and I think some
time it will cost my life."
Tempteton was found dead laat night
by his . brother at hi, home, ' H1 South
Eighth street. His throat had been" cut
wl$b a razor, whlrh,.nwas .found at his
side. Coroner Crosby said it was a clear
esse of suicide. , j -
The man was., a bachelor, 41 years old.
He had been in the employ , of the tele
graph company for the ' laat fourteen
years, and had boen working nights for
nearly twenty year. Two brothers, 'a
sister and his mother survive.
According to Harvey Wolf, Templeton
tried several time to work by daylight,
but always found himself drawn back
to the night work. It I thought his
mind became affected by spending his
waking hour In darkness and silence.
Diver Entangled in
Line Running to F-4
Rescued by Comrade
HONOLULU, April lS.-Whlle working
at y depth of 23) feet outside th harbor
where attempts are being made to raise
the submarine F-, Diver William F.
Loughman became entangled in the line
attached to the submarine this morning,
but wa released after heroic effort last
ing nearly four hour.
At last reports Loughman wa being
brought slowly to the surface and wa
resting at the depth of ninety feet to
avoid too rapid a change of air pressure.
Loughman wa lowered shortly after 10
o'clock and wa being brought to the
Surface when he became entangled.
Diver Frank Crllly, who recently made
a record here for deep sea diving, - was
hastily sent down to aid Loughman. Both
divers worked strenuously to disengage
the line to the submarine from the air
tube and line attached to Loughman'a
Finally Crllly signalled that Loughman
Crllly wa brought up first, emerging a
few minute after 2 o'clock. It wa aald
that he had suffered no serious effects,
but that he wa exhausted from hi hard
For Den Initiations
Comes from Hermosa
If thr U any reckless Knight of Ak-dar-Ben
tbla fall who think he should
be a breaker of avlld horse, he will have
a chance to demonstrate hi ability at
the initiation, for a real broncho I to be
present. Thl la not a so-called broncho
raised In a cabbevge patch one mile out
of Benson, but thla brute come straight
from Hermosa, Wyo. Qua Rense wrote
a great many letter all over the west
for a broncho that could kick th tall off
Halley's comet or pttoh a Krupp gun over
He found him at Hermosa. He bought
him and th brute Is soon to be shipped
to Omaha. It la rumored that Everett
Buckingham, president of th Mouth
Omaha live Stock exchange and presi
dent of Ak-8ar-Ba, declare be can ride
the horse. But while Buckingham may
have some reputation as a rider In the
stock yards. It Is noticed that he saw to
it that his membership money was forth
coming In time to let him In among those
first 7S0 member who are to escape the
Initiation and therefore tb rigor of th
PRESIDENT WILSON in his box at the Washington
base ball park, at the opening game of the season, last
Wednesday, when he threw the first ball.
, . ov"
U .S. TO SAYE CHINA
Religious Proselyters Call on Wil
' son to Intervene to Protect
TOO GREAT AN ARMY-PRESENT
; ' PEKING;. April- J:-lntervenaon
by the. United States in the negotia
tions now proceeding between China
and Japan is recommended to Presi
dent Wilson in the appeal recently
sent to him by 'American missionaries
in this country. The message of 5,000
words was cabled to Washington. It
characterizes the Japanese demands
on China as acts of aggression such
as eventually will present a menace
to the United States.
Troops In Chlaau
Recalling the fact that Japan has
at present in this country doubled
its usual quota of troops (amount
ing to 60,000 men)., the missionaries
urge that Japan be notified that the
excess of troops should be removed.
' 'Those "Stamina; Paper.
The undestandlng here Is that a
Chinese .official,- or several of them,
paid the cable charges,, amounting to
nearly $6,000,' on the . message to
This .oommunlcation .was 'signed by
Rev. Thwing, John ,V.. Kerry. 'C. H.' Kenn
and W. A. P. Martin, all connected with
the American Presbyterian mission at
Peking; Rev,, Chauncey Goodrich of the
American board of commissioners, for
foreign misalons, who is.- stationed ' at
Tlentalng; Rev. H. It. lxwry of the
Methodist Episcopal mission at Peking
and the. Rev.' C' F. Hubbard. . '
The petition asks President Wilson to
demand of China and not of Japan, Amer
ican participation in the conferences now
under way. It la suggested that Great
Britain and other nations be Invited to
The memorial denounces "Japanese
aggreflon" "a danger not only to
China, but eventually to America," and
"Shall ; we ' go on forever fooled by
apeeche made at full dress banqueta at
th Japanese capital 7"
Just Salvage Work
On Cruiser Asama
WASHINGTON, April' 18. -L-Com-mander
Noble "rwln of the cruiser
New Orleans reported to the Navy
department today that be had In
vestigated the Japanese naval activ
ity in Turtle bay, Lower California,
and found no indications' other than
salvage work on the stranded cruiser
Step Takento End
Chicago Labor War
CHIOAGO, April 1.-The tint step
toward th arbitration of the building
trades, strike and lockout , which has
thrown 126,000 wag earner out of em
ployment wa taken here tonight
Under a plan announced by the atate
board of arbitration the difficulties be
tween the workers and employer will
be eubmltted to a board of three arbi
trator. Thla plan has already been accepted by
th carpenter' district count!
. AT a fcjL
c! 1 i M & A
ONLY TEN BILLS
Their Being- Left to the Last Not
Regarded as Indication They
Will Be Vetoed.
REASON FOR . THE NEGATIVES
iVrwm a Staff Correspondent.) "r
LINCOLN. April IS. (Special.) But fn
bill remain for Governor Morehead to
dispose of. Among them Is the appropria
tion bill for 9160,000 for the Omaha hos
pital. Because thl bill I held until the
laat It la not any Indication that the gov
ernor will not sign It, It is said.
Other bill left are not Important and
will probably receive the executive ap
proval with the rest. The governor haa
refused the executive approval upon but
three bills. The first was the Omaha
Water board bill allowing the board to
go Into the electric lighting1 bustnesa. On
a petition signed by a majority of the
legislature from each branch the gov
ernor vetoed the bill. Another veto waa
put on a Justice of the peace bill, also
frotn Douglas county, on request of the
Introducer of the bill. The third, the
sterilisation bill, became a law without
the signature of the governor. A similar
bill passed by the former legislature was
Two Boys Expelled
By Trat' and School;
Some on Probation
LINCOLN, , April IS A a reault of an
Investigation concluded tonight by na
tional officers of the Sigma Chi fra
ternity,, two members of the local chap
ter." Frederick A. Bock and Frederick
Heltshausen, have been posted for expul
sion from the fraternity. Hock has been
expelled from the University of Nebraska
and Heltshausen, who wss a student two
years ago, haa been notified he will not
be permitted to register again.
The charges against the men were pre
ferred following the arrest recently of a
group of students of the school and a
hearing in police court. A number of
other students have been placed on pro
bation by the university authorities.
The fraternity Investigation was made
by George De Graft of Des Moines, presi
dent of this district; W, E. Brothers of
Chicago and Frank 8. Proudflt of Lin
coln. Germans in Caves
Shelled by French
PARIS (Via London), April 18.-The
following official statement was Issue!
tonight by the French war office:
"At Notre Dame de Lorette, three
German counter attacks were stopped
short on Friday night.
"In the valley of the Aisne. our heavy
artillery bombarded the caves of Pasly,
which are being utilised as shelters by
the German troops. That several of the
caves had fallsn In was Indicated by
GERMANS ARE GAINING ON
BRITISH IN SOUTH DAKOTA
PIERRE. 8. D., April IS (Special. 1
More German took out final eltlsenahtp
papers In Bouth Dakota in 1914. than did
English or representatives from Htiglish
dependencies. The Gennans numbered
162, while the combined representation
from England. Ireland, Scotland and
Canada was 123. The highest number
from any one country was Norway with
Rusia showed 108, and Austria, 60.
SIX CHILDREN AT
PLAY KILLED BY
BOMB FROM SKY
Half Dozen Little Ones, Woman and
Two Men of Freiburg Slaugh
tered by Shells of French
ATTACK IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
Night Raiders of Air Repulsed and
People Lose Fear of Foemen
and Crowd to See.
! MANY BADLY HURT. TWO DYING
FUEIBrrUJ, Baden. April 17.
(Via The Hague and London, April
18.) Six children, two men and a
woman are dead and two men are
dying as the result of the attack
made on Freiburg Thursday by a
French aviator. Klght others, mostly
children, are in the hospital, se-i
verely Injured, and six more werej
The raid was executed In broad
daylight after a series of night at
tacks, which were repulsed by anti
air craft cannon. The high mortal
ity among the children was due to
the fact that one of the bombs fell
amid a group of children at a street
corner which Is a favorite place for
the youngsters in the workmen's
Flee to tellers.
The Inhabitants of Freiburg, which
during the last five months has been
lulled irpraledly by hostile aeroplanes,
were awnk. nod at 11 o'clock at night by
the signal of three cannon shots, giving
a warning of the approach of an eenv
nlane. All the people took refuge In cel
lars, ss prescribed by the authorities. A
few shotn sufficed to drive the flyer off.
The residents wee Just returning to
their beds w hen a half hour later a fusil
lade Avar opened aKainnt an aviator ap
proaching front another direction. He
and a comrndf , who was sighted an hour
later, were driven off before they hod a
chance to drop bomb.
False flense of Safety.
These repulses gave the people of Frei
burg a false sense of security. When
an aerial machine appeared the gardens,
roofs and windows were filled with
spectators who Ignored the Instructions
to take refuge In cellars. They aaw llttlo
for their pains, however. The machine
was constantly hidden In the clouds, but
three violent explosions ahowed that th
aviator this time had succeeded in drop
plug bombs in the Industrial suburb.
One bomb burst in the front of the
Catholki .church Heart of Jesus, mor
tally Injuring a passing -workman, A
seoond bomb traversed the roof of a
house, tearing off a woman's right arm,
and a third fell among a group of chil
dren playing In front of the freight sta
tion. All of the little ones were thrown t
the ground, and when the dust and smoke
cleared three of the children were seen
to be dead and badly mangled by large
fragment of the bomb.
Die on War o Hospital.
Two other died on the way to the
hospital and of the several other who
were wounded one haa since died. Tho
other children -escaped with light In
juries. A freight truckman at the rail
way station at Haltlngen and damaged
killed and two seriously wounded, one
of them so badly that he died.
French aviator also attacked the rail
way station at Haltlngan and damaged
several freight car. They got away
safely, but It Is reported that they weie
brought down by gun fire on their re
turn trip. One aviator 1 nld to hav
been killed and another captured.
Wyoming Tax Title
Deeds Are Valid
CHEYENNE. Wyo., April 18, (Special.)
Affirmation by th Wyoming supreme
court of the Judgment of tho district
court of Laramie county In the case of
the McCague Investment company against
Chsrles F. Mallln and others haa estab
lished for the first time that a com
missioner's deed for property sold for
delinquent taxes In this state conveys a
valid title. Incidentally the decision lias
quieted title to a large amount of prop
erty In Cheyenne' original townslte and
CharleS F. Mallln and others bought St
tax sale many lots In additions to
Cheyenne which were owned by the Mc
Cague Investment company, an Omaha
concern and taxes on which had not
been paid. A year ago the McCague
company undertook to secure possession
of thla property, alleging that the tax
titles thereto held by Mallln and others
were Invalid. Judge W. C. Mentser of
the district court ruled that the titles
were valid and the McCague company
carried the case to the supreme court,
which now has affirmed the decision of
the lower court.
The question of whether or not a com
mliwloner'a deed conveyed a good and
valid title had not prior to thla time
been definitely settled by the supreme
Free Sea the Price
Asked for Belgium
PORTLAND. Me.. April 1S.-A letter
from Dr. Kernhard Dernburg. former
colonial aeoretary of the German em
pire, wa read at a mass meeting here
tonight at which the German side of tho
European war wa let forth. Dr. Dern
burg laid stress upon the German fight
for an open aea and asserted that the
advantage accruing to Germany from
permanently retaining the land which It
has taken In Kurope could be disregarded
If all the other German demands, es
pecially a guaranteed free sea, wee
fully complied with in making peace and
"the natural commercial relation of
Belgium to Germany were considered In
a just and workable form,"
OF ALLIES, IS HEAR
PUSHING ON IN ALSACE ZONE
French Aisen Pressure on Foe Lines
Begun All Along Front to Be
LONDON, April 1 8. Appreciable
progress on the two banks of the
Fecht river, as announced In the.
French official statement. Is an In-j
uicaiion tnni tne anion lorces are
pushing their campaign In Alsace,
for thla river runs past Colmar, capi
tal of 1'ppor Alsace, which Is one
of the French objective points.
This Is one of the movements by
which. In conjunction with the op
erations along various sections of
the battle front from the sea to the
Vosfte mountains the allies hope to
put pressure on the Germans to
force them gradually to withdraw.
The military authorities at Paris say
that the offensive operations are devel
oping along all the line and that the
pressure thus applied may simply grow
In Intensity until the "grand offensive"
long looked for, has ben Insugurated by
a gradual process and not by a sudden
onslaught on some fixed date.
For the time being Russians and Ger
mans and Austrlsns appear to he dead
locked around that pivotal point of the
Carpathian mountains L'ssok pass. Sev
eral millions of men are fighting there
for supremacy, hut, although the Rus
sians have ceased to advance, they hnve
not been driven back.
t'nfavorable weather conditions, swol
len streams and lmpaHblo roads a'e
having a great Influence on these oper
ations, In which no decisive advantage
may be gained by either the one or the
other of the opposing forces for weeks
I snores Protests.
A frontier Incident which, during or
dinary times, would pnss unnoticed has
occurred on the italo-Atistrlnn border.
It Is said that an Austrian patrol re
cently passed through Italian territory,
iRnorlng the protests of the customs of
ficers. These matters, however, do not alto
gether divert the attention of English
men from domestic questluns such as the
liquor problem and the acceleration of
the output of war munitions, which Par
liament la expected to take vindor consid
eration In earnest next week.
Committees already are at work in the
Industrial centers, speeding up the work
of the armament factories. A number
of establishments which heretofore have
devoted part of their attention to gov
ernment work have ben taken over by
these committees and the working force
la , other establishments have been In
creased In order to keep up the output of
gun and ammunition. Committee are
engaged In aecurlng a many men as pos
sible for work In those factories and In
some case municipal employe have
been commandeered for the purpose.
A to the liquor ouestlon, it Is aald an
agreement between the government and
the opposition ha virtually been reached
on the scope or he restriction to be in
troduced. Visiting Stockmen
Make Stop at Lander
LANDER, Wyo., April IS. (Special Tel
egram.) Houth Omaha stockmen arrived
here tonight and were entertained by the
business men at a smoker at tho Lander
club. Hecretary Btryker say he ha
noted great Improvement. In live stock
condition In central Wyoming over two
years ago. He say thl will be a great
feeding center within a few years. With
perfect weather, the visitors found sheep
shearing In full swing at half a dosen
station between Casper and Lander. Mr.
Campbell of Rosenbaum ' Bros, report
range sheep In the best of condition. The
psrty will transfer to the Burlington at
Powder River tonight and will be In
Everybody In the party Is well and all
say they have had a fine time In Wyom
ing so far. It appears that stockmen
have recovered fully from their winter
losses of three and four years ago.
ROBERTS AND FOURTEEN
LEAVE FOR PEN TODAY
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. April 17.-Mayor
Donn M. Roberta, Judge Kit It. Redman
and thirteen others who were convicted
In federal court In the Terre Haute elec
tion conspiracy rase and sentenced to
leaven wortli penitentiary, will start for
the prison tomorrow In a special car.
This announcement was made' after
effort to obtain bond for Mayor Roberta
and the others had failed. Roberta,
against whom the Terre Haute council
had voted to bring Impeachment proceed
ings was hopeful until the last that he
would not have to make the trip. His
I sentence waa for six years In prison and
to pay a fine of 12,000.
The men were sentenced last Monday,
tut were permitted to remain in Jail here
pending their efforta to give bonds, which
Federal Judge Anderson fixed at I10.0U0
for each year the men were sentenced to
Negro Thief Shot to
Death hy a Mob
VALDOflTA, Ga.. April IS Caesar
Sheffield, a negro, waa removed from the
Lake Park Jail near hue late last night
and ahot to death by a mob, according to
advice received here tonight. Sheffield
had been arrested on a charge of theft.
FRiSCO STREET CAR MAGNATE
TO FIRE ALL UNION MEN
HAN FRANCISCO, April 1.-Jese W.
Llllnthal. president of the I'nited Rail
roads, announced today that lie would
continue to discharge every man whom
ha believed to be affiliated with the newly
organized Street Car Men'a union No. 677.
He said he considered the demands of the
union for an eight-hour day and a mini
mum 13 wage to be unreasonable and that
the company could not afford to meet
100 BRITONS LOST
Admiralty Says Scores Aboard
Transport Drown When At
tacked by Sultan'i Ship,
Which is Sunk.
ACTION IN THE AEGEAN SEA
Report Does Not Explain How Men
on Manitou Perish While it
MOSLEM SHELLS MISS MARK
The Days War News
THK 41.MF.I OFFF.MSIVK en the
western front Is developing. A e
rordlner to Ifce allies, the offensive
movement ha keen In nrosires for
several week at ntratesrlr points
from the sea to the Alos, with sar
rrnae la Chnmpnsne, st I.es
K purses, Nenve Chnoelle, Wotre
Dame de I.oretta, La Bolsselle, Dis
suade, llnrtmnnn's Wetlerkopf and
oath of Mets and la Alsace.
Rl SSIAKS AXI) (iKHMIX and Ana.
around the t'taok !, the pivotal
point of the Carpathians.
FRRMC'II AVIATOR shelled Fret- j
bar, kllllnar sis children, m mnn j
and woman. Severn! more rhtl.
dren were Injnreu.
CONSTANTINOPLE (rig London),
April 18. The British battleships!
Majestic and 8wlfUure, on Thursday
bombarded the Dardanelles fortifi
cations near Gabatepch.
LONDON. April 18. A Turkish
torpedo boat, which attempted to In
terfere with the preparations for the
resumption of the operations against
the Dardanelles and Asia Minor by
attacking the British transport Manl-
ton, was driven aground on the coast j
of Chios this morning and destroyed
by the British cruiBer Minerva and
British torpedo boat destroyers.
An official statement, which was
Issued tonight by the admiralty In
reference to the affair, says that
three torpedoes were fired at th
Manitou, but missed the mark, but
that. 100 men from the transport
Thla Trot Ktirialaed.
,15 ww this .occurred without the
transport being struck: la not ex
plained as particulars apparently
have not yet been received.
This Is the only official statement
from the allies on the land and sea
operations against Turkey, but from
unofficial sources It is learned that
warships have been attacking the
forts at Bulalr on the Oalopoll penin
sula while Turkish reports say that
attacks have been made on the Dar
danelles from the outer entrance and
that the Majestic and Swlftsure have
bombarded the forts near Gaba
. Admiralty Statement.
The text of the admiralty statement
was us follows:
"The transport Manitou, carrying Brit
ish troops, was attacked by a Turkish
torpedo boat In the Aegean thla morning.
"The Turkish boat fired three torpedoes
at the transport, all nf which missed
their mark. The torpedo boat then made
off. but ws chased by the British
cruiser Minerva and British torpedo boat
destroyers and was finally run aground
and destroyed on the coast of Chios In
Kalammutl bay. The members of the
crew of the TV.rklsh warships were mad
"It I reported that about 1X men on
board the transport lost their live
through drowning, but full particulars
have not yet been received."
Yield to Greek.
ATIIKNC. April 17. (Via. Unilnnl-It
j Is stated hrr thst the rommsnder and
crew of thirty of the Turkish torpedo
boat, which ran aground on the coast
of Chins when puraued by allied war
ships, hive surrendered to the Greek au
thorities and will be Interned.
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