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THE GRILL OF IYlliS
AT SYRACUSE TRIAL
Attorney, Seeks to Show Colonel
Knew He . Wu Hot Eligible
.'. ernor of New York.' '
B ARSES . CONTROLS PRINTING
; Cwtiniel for T. R. Allows This Testi
mony to . Go in Without
: Any Protest
DEFENSE MAKES NO OBJECTION
BYRACUSE. N. Y... April 22.
"'During the .first part of the Cross
examination of Theodore Roosevolt
today ! William Ivins. chief counsel
(of William Barnes, brought from
he former president the aUterirent
that he knew the constitution, of the-
atata hf Kaw TnrV nrnvirle, that tin
- - - . . . -
man is eligible to the office "of gor-
vi Liu i uuicss 11 "3 lias uru e rriwcn u
of the state for five 'years prior tc
the data of his election, and that he
had made"an affidavit the year pre
vious to his own election that be was
and for some time had been a resi
dent of Washington. -
Colonel Roosevelt's counsel made
no objection whatever tothe line of
questioning which, resulted In these
Barnes loitroli Printing.
. There was (inlay In opening court bet-nun
of a, conference between attorneys
and Justice Andrews In the tatter's
chamber. A copy Vf the -report of the
Raj-ra commutee. which Investigated Al
bany county affairs, . Insofar as It re
lated to printing, was admitted. In the
"record.! ' . J
! This had to do. with contracts for state
printing. "ii t tho Albany Journal, Mr.
Barnes" "ppur, anil, other concema, and
the narlgniiieiit of certain of. these con
tract. '. Kxccr'pt from the .report were then
read. The firnt psrt had to do with
gambling-, disordeily houtci and the pay-
m i -A t nf mnnnv trt vi.lnna nff(i.a Is . fnp
vcomniiltee was made In 1911. The ma
jority of the stock jt the Journal com
pany, the report pointed eut, was owned
by William -Barnes, that centracts let to
tho Journal company were farmed out to
th Arrna company, which paid 1 the
t 1 1 1 1 u T MA.,nnv IE n ...t ' .
t The. jenort stated "William Barnes eon
' trolled 'printing in Albany, practically was
ewfief of OhS company, owned one-fourth
f another and collected tribute from the
ikl.J 1. .. . . .1 . - , ik.,
employe of the .Argus company testi
fied before th committee that the com
pany gave up IS per cent lrt order to se
cure printing business. ; ', f .
It was stated that the Argus company'
bid lower than other competitors -for-the
. state work, but wsj unable to set the
business because it was,, "outside' the
ring." It was said further that public doc
amenta supposed to have been printed by
tha Journal, company and bearing that
concern's imprint, actually were printed
by -the : Argue company.
IlarnV Beneficiary of Graft.-
' .'Tr.ddliiB of public printing . for the
benefit of the Journal company." was
. flcscribed ' by , the report. Another part
read:. . ' .
'Duplicate payments for public print
ing were, made to the Journal company."
On excerpt was: "The most conspicu
ous Ixhefilary of Kraft, puhllo extrsva-
kniKe an l ritluliiK of the municipal treas
- iiiy,",we find from 1 the evidenoe to be
Willtrnu Barnes himself as the owner of
the tiujjwlty of tho stock of the Journal
ciiirany;" - How much more than the
iii.iJo.ity of the Ho'-k he owned he re-'
fupcd to dUclnse. ' '
.Kn.rtlio:- excerpt rood: "Mr. Barnea die
ts tea wVere printing goes and the Argus
gives u to tho Journal In order to ol-
The Par value of Mr. Ba'rnea' atock In
the I.yon concern was $78,000, the report
stated. with the comment that Mf
Barnes would not say hw he got H-
Artvlre-' whl-h appeared .In the New
York magastnes and newspapers about
Albany .rolitler were then admitted to
the record. The terms "machine poll
(Continued on Page Three, Column One.)
Foreet till " p. m. I-S-Irtay: i
Kor Omnha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Vhae.ttlvd. with sliowers.
Tetnnerntare- at onaks Yesterday.
t onaswratlve Loral ReesrS.
' . y. 1SU..1M4. 1913. 1912.
Highest yeaterday ...... 78 7H &S
lowest vesterday ...... t ' 61 t7 J8
St nun temperature ...... t M 74 48
Precipitation .00 .
Temperatures and precipitation depar
ture from the normal :
Normal temperature U
Kxcesa for the day , 1
Tutal eX'-era since March 1 '. 1
Normal precipitation ... 11 Inch
I ef k-iracy fur the day Inoti
T tl rainfall since urch 1 lii lnchea
Iwftclency since Si arch 1 1.0 Indue
Ix (u-len y I t eor. period. 1914. .1.23 lnchea
Excess for cor. period, 1S1$......L46 Inclioa
HesHtrta fraaa Statloma at T P. M.
etatton and Biate Temp. High- Rata
of Weather. Tarn. eat. " fall.
Cheyenne, rain .. 42 4 .W
Iiavenport. clear 70 . ', .f0
Invir. raio M .0
lies Moines, cloudy 7 M .'.t
North Platte ratn e i.
m:ia. clear ........... v. 76 H .tit
I'ueblo. clouly ii 70 .'0
H.ptd rity, clojdy I2 H M
Sunt Ke. dear 5a h .iO
'lenden. cloudy 4S 4 .U
Hk.ux City, rlenr 74 W .(4
Valentine, cloudy U 82 .10
L X Wtlll, Local rorecaater.
' ?vH ' Sa. m....
.W ffr-t . lo a.m....
, V p. m....
THAT NEW BRITISH ARMY Littja girl distributing
cigarettes to Kitchener's men as they start for the front.
k. s .
MURDER AND SUICIDE
IS YERDICT OF JURY
Result of Inqnest in Wrack Tragedy
at West Point Holds No Outside
Person Responsible.. '
DOES NOT ITX-RESPONSIBILITY
WEST'POINT, Neb.,-AprU 22.
(Special '.Telegram.) That J either
Mr. or Mrs. Herman "Wruck killed
the other and IhB auh&ror then set
fire to.' the houseafter. attempting
suicide is the finding of the -coroner's
Jury that beard the, evidence in; the
case here today. ' .. . ' : ;
The evidence dlacldsed thaf Mrs. Wruck
had a foreboding that something was to
happen, but the Jurors did not fix the re
sponsibility for the murder.
The public generally does not appear, to
agree with the conclusions of the jury. '
The verdict reads; ' . . f
That Herman Wruck and hla wife, Mr.
and Mra. Herman Wruck, came to their
dost ha as follows: That la, that one ef
the two waa killed by the other and that
the survivor thereupon committed sutclda
after setting fire to the house, or thereby
using that means to cause death; and we
further declare that we are unable to de
termine which of the two killed the other,
CaiH of Death Obscure, i '
Dr. H. li. Welle, county physician, made
a post-mortem examination of the body
Of the man, but failed to- find any evi
dence of violence or the exlatenceiof any
wound which might cause death.
' Tfce rumor : that Wrack ."Tied "ilrawn
money from the bank the day before was
dispelled. The ooupie was heard quar
reling the night ef the tragedy.
Presewtiiarnt ef prath.
The only evidence of Importance waa
that . the Vday' before her death Mrs.
Wruck sent for a woman friend and dis
tant relative In. West Point to visit her.
The woman did so Monday, accompanied
by a neighbor. Mrs. Wruck handed her a
gold watch, a pocketbook containing Hi
In money and some' other valuable arti
cles and told her to keep the same and
if anything should happen to her they,
should hand the articles to hir daughter.
)Mrs. Edwin Reed of Albion. The tragedy
(cLcurred a few hours afterward.
Los Angeles Chief '
T-l . TT TTT J f I
ror, nis witness
1X)S ..AXUKLES.'; Cal.. April 22 -Pro-tecllon
for witnesses tor'tho defense was
demanded in .court here today by counsel
for Charles F. Sebastian, suspended chief
of police,' and Mrs.' 1.41 lie Pratt, accused
of eonUibuting. to the-t delliuiuency of
Mra Pratt s half-aister and ward. Edith
fcerkln. - .,
It was herged . that . the prosecution
waa forcing the witnesses to appear be-
fore. the. grand jury and thus, was get
ting all their evldencerln advance. Bul
ing was deferred.-. ..
fcxilth Berk I u resumed hr tale of al
leged Improprieties .In which she testified
the defendants involved her. She reaf
firmed last Chtlstruis eve aa the date ef
one of those occurrences, -and set 'June
19, 1918. as thatof another.
Italy-Rumored Sent ' ;
ROME. 'April K. (Via Parls-A report
reached Rome from Petrograd today that
Italy had sent a note to Austria which
virtually amounted to an ultimatum.
The note Is said to embody ths minimum
terms uion which Italy will consent ta
conclude an arrwement with Austria. It
Is impossible to confirm this report here.
General opinion hi Rome la that aa
agreement iaa still be reached. . Never
theless military preparations sre being
continued with the greatest snxlety along
the frontier wiiere Austria in concentrat
ing t loops. .
Vice v Chairman and Committee
. Hametlat Meeting Held Yei-1;
. :i terday Afternoon :
SPEAKING - CAMPAIGN - STARTED
,- ; At . yesterdsj". afternoon's' meeting
of the city eommission, candidates
heretofore known as the "antis,". but
to b known as "tha people's eandl-
dates.V D. C. Patterson acee
position of vice chairman and the
following committee for executive
work was announced: W," P. Baxter,
C .r. Harrison,. O. .Cunningham,
Alvln Johnson,' W. R. Adair and I. 3.
Dvjnn.' . John R.. Brandt was chosen
as treasurer and Henry F. Meyerg'as
secretary. ' , '
After the "meeting " which was hold la
Room. 823, Bee building, the antis' head
quarters. Chairman-Sutton - made this
statement; ... ... . . . , ;
"It looks like a landslide for the people's
candidates. . The'reitratlon at the elec
tion commissioner's ofioe shows an iin
usual Interest by people of ; the upper
wards and we bave other, evidences ef
our prospective success."..
. A vigorous apeakmg campaign . was
started last evening and will be continued
until MaV 4. It waa atated.
It was" also aonounoed that liberal
denations have been made to the cam
palgrj fund.. .' I
' The administration candidates are plan
ning a mass meeting to be held next Mon
day evening at Washington hall. );
The anti-platform la to be printed tit
general distribution and they expect o
have a aeries of meetings. Ttiey also ex
pect to have something to say about be
ing called "green guys" by Majror Dabl
maa In bis Ames aveau speech.
Miirse. Oar Oreea, . y ' '
'. 'The city needs some green guys now
and then. It la a . good thing to have
green guys. The mayor was a green guy
when he came from Chadron to Omaha."
waa the sharp retort burled by Secretary
Meyer from the antl camp. ,-.' -,'
Up In the city hall Mayor-Dahlman sat
at . his dekk, planning a ,' 'far-flung battle
(Continued on Page Three, Column FIVe.)
The Bee Will
Georgia to Save Leo M. Frank from
tjic Death Penalty. : r: rfl
,: At the suggestion of Attorney William FGurley, tha appeal to the
governor of Georgia to save Leo M. Frank from the death sentence
will be put into the form of, a petition for circulation among the
; people. r
; . "The Bee's plan for a popular plea for executive clemency for Leo
; M. Frank haa my hearty support," saya Mr. Gurley, "but let me sug
t gest putting it in the form of a petition, which everyone will readily
. sign, rather than' depending on each to write a separate letter. Such
a petition cannot fail to impress
! n4'cir.lte one of the petitions
"i nave louowea tne trank ease as closely as Ieonld and con
fess I am disappointed in! the decision of the supreme court. I am
more inclined to accept the dissenting views of Justices Holmes and'
Hughes. The fact that-two of the snpreme court justices have de-
eided in favor of Frank affords ample reason to ask for a commuta
tion of the' sentence."
The Bee is having- petitions, prepared and will place them fn the
hands of our reporters tomorrow. Volunteers "who wish also to circu
late petitions to save Frank from the death penalty may have blanks
by tpplying to The Bee office.
German Papers Assert Good Offices
of This Country Will Never v
Be Accepted. '
HARP ON ARMS SHIPMENT
Canadian , Solicitor General Says
America Cares More for Money
Than Humanity. v
SATS LION FIGHTS FOR U. S.
, OTTAWA, Ont. April 22. Arthur
Melghen, solicitor general for Can
ada, In an address to the Laurentlan
rlub today -criticised the-policy of
President Wilson in the war. He de
clared, that the lUnlted States ap
pearedHo csre more for party politics
and dollarsand cents than for the
principles of Justice and freedom and
the cause of humanity. '
Says FMaatln for America.
Referring . to President Wilson's
New York speech on American neu-1
trality, he said all the world knew
Great Britain was fighting to save
humanity, fighting to save the United
Etatea as well .as the rest of the
World. from, a tyranny which would
have overwhelmed all. Instead of
giving moral assistance he declared
that the United . States was con
tinually nagging Great Britain and
showed a distinct Inclination to
hamper tt In its efforts for civilisa
tion. Orrmss Paper Bitter.
AMSTERDAM. Holland, April 21 -Commenting
on the addreaa of President Wil
son at the luncheon of the Associated
Press . in New Tork April 30 the
Vosstche Zeltung of Berlin speaks as fol
lows: "Wo could believe In the Inclination of
the United States after the war to play
the role to whltVPrealdent Wilson refers,
namely, 'to prepare assists noe for both
belligerent partiee,' if America during the
war., had acted In accordance with the
principle of asalstenoe to neither side.
Ths purveyors of arms and ammunition
to adversaries cannot, ail of a sudden,
pretend to be the Impartial friend of all
belligerents in the ' negotiations at the
eonolutlon , of . the war.56 , . .
. Mack Mistake.
Ths Lokal Anseiger says:
, "Preaident Wilson is mightly mistaken
If he imagines hta sort of neutrality wilt
be acknswledgeel and valued by the bel
ligerent as fair play. It Is impossible for
"""" allies to esteem as a
. i v M.im' onesided oatrenare
by the continued toleration of a most
extensive supply or arms, combined with
humble endurance ef all English oppres
sion of nsutra! -commerce.
."Bo far aa Germany Is concerned. Pres-
(Oontlnued on Page Two, Cplumn Three )
Bumper Wheat Crop
Predicted by Kansas-
' State Farm Board
TOPBKA,' Kan April. St-Another
bumper Kansas wheat crop In 19B waa
predicted by J. C. Mohler. secretary of
the State Board of Agriculture. In a re
port made public today. . Ths condition
af ths 1816 crop he estimated r( 911 peri
cent on a total acreage of S.P58.Sn. ,'A
year ago tha crop estimate waa Ml per
cent on an S.M0,O00 acreage.
A wheat crop second only to the 181,0qp,
tOO bushels yield of last year. Is indicated,
Mr. Mohler assarted. It Is pointed)- out
that based on a 100 per oet crop ' of
twenty bushels to the acre, Kansas under
existing conditions should this year pro
duce 15,O00,0O0 bushels.
Conditions at this time are Ideal for
wheat growing. In but few years In
Kansas, Mohler reports, has there been
so little damago from wlnda and winter
killing. The Hessian fly has not ser
iously Injured ' the growing wheat ths
In only twelve of the 106 counties of ths
stats are conditions estimate at less
than W. per cent good. K4xteen counties
report li0 per cent conditions.
Reports Indicate that .S per cent bf
the entire lU4 yield, or 17,000.000 bushels,
Is still In the hands of the Kansas
farmers. . . - i
the Governor of
the governor. I will be glad to sign
French Aviator With Foot Shot .
Away Guides 9 Plane to Safety
TAR13, April IJ.-A story telling of the
heroism of an aviator described as "De
M " w-hoee father was killed In one of
the first engagements of the war, haa
been aent to the P tit Journal by a cor
respondent with the northern army.
"l i " was sent with a sergeant to
bombard a corner of the Belgian coast
where the Germans had been snowring
exceptional activity. They had to past
over a region where Roland Oatroa ac
complished bis most sensational exploits
and whore the Oermana had Installed 100
antl-.ur craft guns, .
"Tha aeroplane waa piloted safety
through a storm of shells white the ser
geant 6ropp.id bombs according to Iri-""
"true, and then turned towarda the Frenrh
lines, rising to a height of .000 feet tu
avoid the hall of shrapnel. -
"Suddenly a German ahell smashed the
front wl.eela and hurled through the ma
, FILE APETITION
Governor and Pardon Commission
Asked to Commute His Sentence
to Life Imprisonment, j
CONVICTED OF SLATING GIRL
ATLANTA. Oa., April J ..Attor
ney for Io M. Frank today filed a
petition with Governor - Slaton and
the Georgia Prison commission .ask
ing that the sentence upon Frank tor
the murder of Mary Phagan be com
muted to life Imprisonment.
The text of Frank's application saya:
. "I am absolutely Innocent of the crime
of which I am convicted. My death
would neither avenge it nor punish the
"The main evidenoe on which I waa
convicted wssjf a questionable ,nd un
reliable character. My alleged gullt has
not been established beyond a reaaonable
doubt, but, on the contrary, ' conflict of
testimony, uncertainty and dnumT still
exUt ss to every material feature ' of
the case against me."
Ths attorneys presented copies of the
evidence at Prank's trlsl and requested
the prison commission to make a per
sonal Inspection of the pencil factory
where the Phagan girl was murdered.
Members of the commission stated that
a hearing would not be given before
May 1 , , ; , -j ' .
General Harries :
To Retire with Rank
; ,0f Major General
fFrom a Ktaff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 31-(Kpec!al Tel
egram.) General George II. Harries,
president of the Omaha Electric Mght and
Pswer. eompsni', who has been In com
mand of tha NRtlonsl Guard- of the Dis
trict of Columbia sines, 1897 and a mem
ber, of the. organisation continuously for
mors than twenty-six years, today filed
his application with Secretary of Wsr
Garrison for retirement with ths rank of
major general. , . . , ' . t
General Harries arrived In Washington
this morning from Omaha to participate
In a distribution of medales to officers
and men of the guards which, ifc cne pf
tha moat efficient mllltla organisations
In th country. J.
General Harries speaks in the most
glowing terms of Omsha, "which is
destined to become one of the great cities
of the country," and of ths whole-hearted
reception that has been accorded him by
the peoplef Nebraska metropolis since
his advent among them, lis will go to
New York tomorrow and after a short
visit to several eastern cities. H will
return to Omaha next week.
Dr. Patten Resigns
Place on Methodist
. Book Committee
VHAN FRANClSCa April SS.-Dr. John
A. Pnttcn. proprietary medicine manu
facturer of Chattanooga. Tenn., who has
been crlilUaed In medical msgaxines, ten
dered yesterday his resignation as chair
man of she book committee of the Meth
odist Book concern'. It was teamed today.
The Methodist Book concern is a t,ooo,0OO
corporation which Issues publications of
the Methodist Episcopal church and does
a 'general business, ths profits of which
largely are devoted to ths support of
stjptranusXed clergymen. The, book
committee is In annual session hers. The
renlgnatlon wss sccompanled by a letter
in which Pr. Patten expressed a doslre
rot ta embarrass ths commlttes through
his personal conflicts.
German Attempt to
Invade England Fails
LIVEUPOOI April P. T. Jans, ths
writer, during the course of a lecture hers
last night, said: . 'It Is not generally
known that the Germane tried ts land
an expeditionary force in England and.
that ths British navy forced them back
Ui their hertor again. Ws were 'ones
very near to an invasion, although never
a word of It appeared In the newspapers. '
By special arrangement with
eight of -the) leading moving
picture theaters THE BKE Is
enabled to give its readers a
combination coupon good for
a free admission to any ons
of them oa days specified.
In Sunday's Dee
chine, severing the aviator's left foot.
The aernplant began to plunge downward,
btit T M gritted hla teeth and righted
the machine keeping it headed towards
the camp. The sergeant, who thought
they were done for, aupported tho flirt
with his left arm. while with his right
he started to pencil a farewell letter to
his mother. They still had fifteen miles
to fly to teach a place of safety.
' ")all I take the helm?" asked the
' No, - no you trust to me. We'll gt
ba-k to France slltight." was "IH M's"
"Ths sergeant then abandoned his
letter w-rltlng and supported the- pilot
w'.th both arms. 'De M stuck o hla
tark and took the machine safely bark to
the starting, point .and crawled ou.t un
aided throuaii the hole made hy the Ger
man pm(Mtlle. Not until he reached the
hospital at .uydrote did he faint.''
BRYAN LOSES FIGHT
FOR DRY IOWA MAN
Washington Leaders of Democratic
Party Pleased at Outoome in
SECRETARY MAKES NO COMMENT
(Fronr a Staff Correspondent.) -WASHINGTON,
April 8 J. (Spe
cial Telegram.) That Secretary of
State Bryan failed to land a "dry"
national committeeman in loyi, as
he had urged, is becoming ' talked
about In eastern political circles. Mr.
Bryan wrote a letter to a member, of
the committee of Iowa recently in
which he urged that the democratic
party divorce Itself front the liquor
interests and that someone be
chosen committeeman who was for
The democratic Iowa committee has
Just held a mooting and riven, the vacancy
en the national committee caused xy tha
sppolnttnent of Martin J. Wnde to tha
federal bench. The commlttes choose Wil
bur Marsh of Waterloo, a millionaire
manufacturer and prominent politician,
whs had the support of ths democratlo
organisation and who waa opposed . by
Peoretary 'Bryan. -
Although this ts a defeat for Secretary
Bryan, ths selection of Mr. Marah gives
much satisfaction among leading factors
lu ths national commlttes hers and among
some of ths cabinet. ,..)'.
Tho "outcome of ths Iowa contest, by
reason of Secretary Bryan's Intervention,
was being walrhed closely by liquor and
anti-liquor forces sit over the country. It
wss being given,, special . attention In
Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, where tt
nJZi'ZZZt. m V'C'nC'" H
Secretary Bryan today refused to com
ment on Mr. Marsh's erection.
Los Angeles Lawyer
Guilty of Conspiracy
' - to Smuggle Opium
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. April tl-Fre.
srirk 'M. Bhepsrd, a Los Angeles at
torney, was found guilty by a Jury In
ths United Ststes district rdurt last night
of conspiracy to smuggls opium. Accord
ing to ths testimony, Mhepard used a map
given him by clients accused .of smug
gling, showing ths location of a cache of
opium Just across tha lower California
boundary to reoache the durg and later
to have It broi-ght to Jxs Angeles to sell.
A. C. Brown, a rancher, co-defendant
In ths case, was also convicted. Isaac
M. Barth, a state senator from New
Mexico, testified to making tha trip into
Mexico with Hhepsrd to move ths opium,
lis said Mrs. Helen Fauser, so-called
"Wueen of .the Smugglers," whom Shsp
ard wss defending, authorised them to
sell ths drug la Mexlcall to rslss bsll
money -ta release her from ths Los
Angeles county Jail.
Brown said he brought ths eighty cana
ssld to be valued at 6,000, across the
line on fhepard's promise of any amount
over li a can that tha contraband might
bring in this country. Government sgents
ssy sttsmpts to sell the drug in Han
Francisco and Denver brought about ths
arrest of the deUndanta
Khepard denied havfng anything to do
with bringing ths opium Into this coun
try, saying he Intended to have It taken
to Mexlcall. Ths Jury recommended him
to the mercy of the court. Sentence will
be pronounced next Monday.
Thirty Thousand a
, Year Not Enough for
. Three Children
PHILADELPHIA. Ts.. Apr"!! JT.-An
annual allowance of .,0O0 waa not suf
ficient property to -support the three
children of Pei-aifor Freser, Jr., accord
ing to ths testimony before the orphan
county court here yesterday and the
court upon the petition of ths children s
guardians imressod ths smount to s,noo
V"r- Jh !"f"V trust estate
en ry wir rniiaren's grandfather, John
J.owber Welsh, amounted to 1106.000 a I
The children ar Mart, aged 15; Pcr
sifor, H It years, and Isabella, aged 1C
MOORE WILL PRESIDE OVER
LAKE MOHAWK CONFERENCE
MOMONK LAKE, N. Y.. April 22.-An-
nouncement was made today that John
- . .w.v v. wiuitiui, it 1 1 1 1 r I p 1 1 v ,
formerly counselor of the State depart-
a.rnt. will preside over the twenty-first
Ike Mnhnnk conferenrs on International
arbitration to be held here May IB lo 21.
Ths snnounccment declsres the confer
ence will- not exclude the consideration
of the Interests of neutrsls in ths
Kuropean wsr. However, there will be
no direct criticism of policies or acts of
any belligerents 1
TO RETAKE. HILLj'
Counter Attack After, Counter At-)
tack is Repulsed by British
Troops Who Hold Height v
Near Ypres. ,
FT COMMANDS A LARGE AREA
Struggle for Its Possession Has Cost)
Thousands of Lives and End
is Not Yet:
FRENCH DRIVE AT Sf. MIHTEL
The Day 's War News
I) HAD LOCK I K.;OTIATinS be -i
tweea Aaatrla aaa Italy haa keeii
brake aa. har. af a .ettleaseatj
f the ajaeatlons at Isswe wltsjawt!
resort to arms have kcra revives!
STROMA TrnKtSrf ARMY Is pre.'
vnrlnar ta offer reslataaee to the
lead Torres wtta whlrfc the allies'
expert ta attack the Dardanelles;
fnrtlfieatloas from the rear.
t't'H" lf V3 made out aitnrkj
after another la the attempt ta r-
a-aln Hill Its. OO. The I ones aai
hath sides are believed to raa lata
the tbanaands. Be far as has bee
dlarlnsrd tha British bare sac-.'
reeded la retaining the hill.
TKTROGRAD REPORTS tbat dwrlag
the last fortnlaht there baa bee a
artillery flahtlaa; la norttirra Rss-1
staa Polaad, near tha Bast Pras
slaa froatler. Tha Raaalaas are1
said ta bars won ths advaataara.
1HH MAN ADMIRALTY aaaoaaeed
today that a British sabmarlaa
was saakvflvo days aara la Helra
laad bay, wblrh lies betwera the
mainland and the Ulead of Iret go
land. I.KMKV1 DISPATCH saya Aaatrtaai
aad Urmia sabjeeta la Swltsoi
land have heea recalled lu .their
reaarrtlve roaatrlea. It also
reported tbat the Itallaa gsrern.
t meat baa renaUKIoaed all-Itallaa'
vessels rngasied la trade with tha!
't ailed states.
tS KnN H ASU BGLOITH yestei
dar, there was m esntlaaaars of
minor operatloas, . -
. LONDON. Anrll 28 Im'iii i so
dominating an area to the southeast
of Ypres, continues to be the storm
renter of the western front, with m
British clinging x tenaciously to the
grouca taken by assault last Satur-'
day. , ' . ...'.'
Counter attack after rnunu. !
Uc,k bee 8tt l -ccessf ally re-'
pulsed, but the British hold Is still
disputed by the Germans and the end
of the lively and cosily fighting is
not yet in sight. The British losnos
have not been announced, j but they
are estimated at well 'over 3,000.
The Germans are believed to have
lost more than 4,000 men.
The French drive In the direction of
St. Mihlel Is about the only significant
move In tba west .
Uraaad Affects Operations. '
Ths condition el the ground both tn
ths seat and ths west Is now being di
rectly refloated In ths local operations.
Ths situation on ths eastern front 1s for
ths moment apparently at a standstill,
floods having Impeded military activity
In the Carpsthisns to a large extent,
while praullcally nothing haa been beard
of movements In Poland. On the other
hand, fine weather haa prevailed In the
wast for sums days and, barring a heavy
storm, ths. ground will beooine harder
daily, a condition which should cause In
creased activity on each side.
Ths British press concedes that tha tak
ing of Hill No. SO Is largely a local mat
ter, but it considers this engagement an
Important step forward and a great re
lief to the town of Ypres, so long under
pomiiardment Ths Germans. In Domes-
I ion ot th" h'"1 wer not only above tha
town, but they threatened the British
lines lit the vicinity of Bt Elol. The tak
ing ef this hill, therefore, reduces ths
Inconveniercs of : the Ypres salient,
strtngthsns the British lines to ths south,
gives an advantageous position for fur
ther efforts, snd renders ths Oermse
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