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VOL, XI1V NO. 46.
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CALL OH NEUTRAL
Peace Oongreia Votes to Urge Ron
oofiib&taat World to Take Steps
to Bring the Wax to
' an End.
MUST EE THE LAST CONFLICT
Resolution Paued to Effect 8eu Bfl
Open to Every Nation on
lEBIANENT COMMITTEE FORME
THE HAGUE, .May' 1, (Via Lon
don.) The International Congress
of Women concluded Its session here
today. At the final meeting there
was adopted a proposal to send dele
gallons representing the congress to
the president of the United States
and to the beads of all the European
powers for the purpose of demand
ing immediate cessation of the war.
Mrs. Roelka Sohwlmmer, president . of
the Hungarian Woman Suffrage associa
tion, moved thla resolution. Bhe waa con
fronted with the sharpest opposition in
furtherance of which many . parliamen
tary technicalities were resorted to. This
precipitated a clash which threw the
gathering Into the greatest confusion.
Wfcy We Are- Her.
"We are her not only to talk, but to
show the way to action," said Mrs.
Bchwtmmer. "We wish to take positive
steps to end tills terrible war."
After the motion had been finally
adopted, another resolution brought for
ward 1y' Mrs. Sohwlmmer and Miss Julia
Grace Wales of the University of Wis
consin was approved. The resolution
"The-International congress 01 women
resolves immediately to ask neutral coun-.
tries to take steps to create a conference
of neutrals, which without delay shall
offer continuous mediation by inviting
suggestions for settlement from each
of the' belligerents and by substituting
to air of them simultaneously reasonable
proposals as a hasla for peace." '
Mrs. Fannie Andrews of Boston read
a manifesto covering, all the points dealt
with by the eongrasa Thla manifesto,
which ' will be Issued among women
thi-oughbut the civilised word, declares
that "this must be the last war." - -'
'ommJtf ee Formed. . " 'v
X permanent international- committee
was formed. It will make recommenda
tions for conference at The Hague and
arrange for a peaoe conference or women
te bu held at the same time and piaca
"at the peace conference at the end ef
the war. : . - '' ' " '
The resolution referring to fortlflca
tlona. which was paaaed yesterday, waa
modified today so that It now provides
simply that the seas shall pa open to all
nations en equal terms. . . S ,
Allies Drop Many , , ;
Bombs Into Baden
A MSTEBDAM. . May .-"AUied alrsmen
are displaying great activity over aouio
ern Baden." says the Berlin Lokal An
solger. "Thsy paid four visits to Haltln
gen on Wednesday; between 1 o'clock and
noon, dropping bombs for the purpose of
destroying- tba engineering works." Only
one of the bombs scored a hit, how-
ever, causing little aamage. i wo men
were wounded slightly.
"Seven other bombs were dropped on
the town, one exploding at the railway
station and greatly damaging two ex- i
press engines and slightly wounding eev-
eTaTpeDple. Nine bomb. T dropped "n the
surrounding district fell harmless in the
British Ship Edale '
Sunk byv Submarine
LONDON, May 1. The British steamer
'Kdale, from the river Platte. Booth
America, for English parts, was sunk
by a submarine today off the Scllly
islands. All of the Edale's crew were
The Edale was a steamer of 3,000 tons
net and was S2& feet long.1 It waa owned
by the Dale Hteamship company of Mid
dlesbrough. England. Ths Edale was
built in lStn.-'It sailed from Montevideo,
Uruguay, for England on March .
MRS. VAJi H0RH FOUND 1
NOT GUILTY OF MURDER
MASON CrrT. Ia.,, May 1 (Special
Telegram.) The state's case being weak
In all polnta of clrcustanttal evidence,
. Mrs. Charlotte Van Horn was fomd not
guilty of murder today. Judge Edwards
taking the cane from the pury.
Forecast till T p. m. g-undny;
vw nrihji Coun-41 biuiie and Vicinity
Showers; not tnuctr ctuma la tempers
Tesssesmtas at Osaaaa Yerrmr.
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V'uimi lur cor. tuertod. 1H14. 11 irn-h
j tor cvr. pciiud, UOl IM incaea
ON THE WAY FROM FRONT
Poland while marching to their
:-s'v-? At- . i-h-A te? v
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IN CHICAGO ACOTE
Strike of Iron Workers Brings Num
ber of Idle Members of Unioni
Up to 32,200. :
125,000 MEN " ARE AFFECTEI)
CHICAGO. May 1. May' 1 wai
ushered Into Chicago today with the
moat serious labor situation. In the
building Industry In tlteen years. By
the addition of 1,200 bridge and
structural Iron workers the list of
union worklngmen on strike or
locked out was swelled to S2.200, as
follows: . .. ' - . .
Carpenters (consruction), 1X000; car
penters (mlllmen), i,U00; sheet metal
workers,' 1,; -lathers, ;- painters, 70,
400; structural Iron workors, LM0.
The strike of the Iron worterS forced
idlenesa.upon SJ9S0- others In allied, trades,
trlnglug the number of idle because of
strikes and lockouts up to 12S.000.. The
strike of the carpenters Is said to 'be
fhV kaystoaa-t tfc' whots altaation. - It
peace negotiations now on with them
are successful it is generally believed' the
others will fall In line.
Th customary May 1 agreements with
many other unions have been signed and
outside ths building-" trades the prospect
la said to be for industrial peace.
' .. . '.
Coaster with Crew;. ,
I. of Mexicans Sinks
!V 'Near San Diego
RAN tMEOO, Cel., Msy L-The coast
was steamer Victoria, disabled by galea,
probably sank early today, according to
Its purser, taking with It eleven of Its
A. Toneseanl, the purser, srHvtng here
today with the vessel's passengers, said
the Victoria, reported foundering laet
. night oft the Coronado Islands, lust
and undoubtedly w.t
The American .Hawaiian steamer
American took the "passengers off last
night in a gale. The Victoria ' was a
small vessel -owned by the Mexican
Steamship company, and ran between
San Diego and Ensenada. -. -
Question Right of'7
Germans to Appeal"
To Americans Direct
WASHINGTON, May 1. Both the Brit
ish and French embassies called' the'
State department's attention to the Ger
man publication, making reference to Its
possible effect . upon travel ' and subse
quent results to ths steamsnip companies
and brought up also the question1 of Ger
man : embassy addressing Itself directly
to the publlo Instead of through the
State department. - - . ,
Kansas City Man. is
Shot by Wife, Who
Turns Gun On Self
KANSAS C1TT. ate.. May l Louts
Bchweiger. - president ef - a construction
company, waa shot and probably fatally
wouedad by ale wife today In the corri
dor ef the county court heuaa - Mrs.
SchweSger thetj shot herself, flchwelger
had obtained a divorce last .week and
today his wife went te the oourt bouse
to file a motion In the case.
Generous Rains v'
In Torth and South
BTURGl t V.. May l.-Specla TeU
egTam.S-A heavy rAlnatorm) has been In
proTsa la thla vicinity since last night.
While the storm may not be general
In the Black Hills, snow Is reported to
have fallen la the upper bills to a drpth
of thres Inches. Hare creeks are begin
ning te flit up and water is running In
the gutters. The storm continues to
night. CAMBRIDGE. Nk. May l.-Buet-lal
Telegram.) One Imb and ten hundredths
of rain felt last nUht. making a
total of five Inches 'anil six hundredths
for April. . .
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TO REAR Russian prisoners,
internment camp in Germany.
China Rejects Some
Of Most Menacing
Demands of Japan
PEVtNO, May i. The Chinese gov
ment hss definitely refused sdme of the
most important demands made by Japan.
On learning of China" decision, the
Japanese minister. Ekl Hlckl, said to the
Chinese foreign minister, 1m Cheng
1 am. sorry. I believe my government
will he disappointed."
The Chinese foreign minister at a meet
ing today of representatives of the- two
governments presented China's reply in
the shape of a formal note. - This note
announced China's rejection of group V
of the Japanese' demands In its entirety.
This group, as originally submitted to
China, contains what are perhaps the
most Important demands made' by Japan.
It provided among other things for em
ployment by the Chinese government of
"forcefut Jxpantfw' -ar -poilrlcai.- fmen
oial.and military advisors; participation
by. the Japanese in- the policy adminis
tration cf various important .place;'
Japanese supervision over the manufac
ture or purchase by .China of munitions
of war. and for the granting to Japan ef
cenoeashms for railway-construction, gad
mining and heritor operations.
The new draft of the Japanese demands,
whloh waa presented on Tuesday, recon
structed group .V in a manner which the
Chinese representative declared as more
.The Chinese refusal waa modified to
some extant by an offer 'te 'meet the Pe-j
vised, wishes , of-Japan In regard to, thai
province or Fuklen," providing that' China'
shall give Japan a pledge' that jne 'for
eign power shall be employed without
T.n.n'. I- ik.t K-., . ; '
wvefwia m waeeu ( eta ti jrtuitini i
Baby Is Killed and. i
Woman Hurt in an;
LOUISVILLE, Neh., May 1. (Special
Telegram.r The infant son of E. T.
Etclnbaus, . owner of a garag-e . here, was
Instantly killed this afternoon and Mrs.
Stelnbaus - badly . Injured In an unusual
.William Lau, a farmer, who had
driven to town and left ' his car in the
Stelnbaus' . geraf 4, waa preparing to re
turn home. He cranked up the machine
which had been left in gear. It started
backward suddenly and struck Mrs.
Btelnbaua, who was Just entering the
building with the lit Us boy boy in
The baby wee Instantly killed and Mrs.
Stelnbaus ' was knocked gown, two
wheels passing over her chest. She was
badly bruised, , but no - bones we
broken. It Is believed she will recover
within a few days.
Dunkirk is '.Again -
' Much Damage -Done
' e 1
'" J - st
FOLKESTONE, England, May 1.
Refugees arriving here from, -Dun
kirk;' France, report that sit sheila1
from the German 17-lnch guns tell In
Dunkirk Friday evening at' intervals
of ten minutes. Considerable dam
age waa dona r to - the town. The
women and children of Dunkirk are
leaving in large- numbers. This is
the second bombardment of this port,'
tlje first having been reported yester
day as having occurred on Thursday,
Typhus Reaches -
NEW TOBX. May l.-Typhus fever
reached American shores today, The
first came to this port aboard the Oreek
steamer Cbristoforos, which, sailed from
Marseilles April 10. The victim Is the
third engineer, a Oreek.
. The Chrlstoforoe, a freighter plytna be-
tween Marseilles and United States porta,
was ten days out of Marseilles When the
engineer became (IL That waa eleven
days ax a. When the vessel reached port
today health officers ordered It held at
Health Offloer CConnell diagnosed the
engineer's ease as typhus and ordered
his removal to a hoapltal. The other
members cf the crew were found to 'be
In excellent health. The steamer waa
fumigated and will be released tomor
captured by the Germans, taking
.... v. .. . - r t !,--"' " '
Live Stock Expert
Says New Rates Will
Penalise Long Haul
CHICAGO. May l-Tomllneon. secre
tary of the American Uve Btock associa
tion,' testified in the 'western oommodlty
rate case today In opposition to requested
advances In live stock rat.
The witness said hat cattle appear In
many roles si revenue producers for the
"A Texas steer - may be shipped to
Wyoming for graxlng; from Wyoming to
some market, where he " Is sold as a
feeder and shipped to, the feeding point;
then he Is shipped back to the market,
and concluded his travels In a refrigera
tor car aa out meat,"' said the wltnesa.
The railroads seek to aaVance rates
ZH cents a hundred In the west; I cents
In the southwest on cattle, sheep and
hogs, and SO cents on horees and mules.
"Rates from Iowa and Missouri," said
Mr. ' Temllnsen. "are- now W to 40 per
cent higher than the rates, for similar
distances - under the Illinois, Iowa- or
Missouri state distance scales. 'The bulk
of traffic moves. to the market under
state .Scales, yet the carriers Is this
movement seek ts penalise the Interstate
.."from, Texas points, te the Oklahoma
pastures the can-! are seeking to ad
vance the rates about lie a oar, although
existing rates are about 60 per cent.
higher than the Texas scale. A similar
situation, exists aa te shipments from the
southwest to Kansas, Colorado, Wyom
ing and South " Dakota. ' whare the" re
quested advance Is about $8 a car."
Say Walter Wheatly
Is Not Man Wanted
(From a Staff Correspondents -LINCOLN,
May L (Special Telegram.)
Witnesses' who arrived ' from Georgia
this evening to identify Walter WlteaUy,
accused of being the absconding bank
cashier of the American bank of that
state, and the Qeorgo D. Wheatly, the
federal authorities have been looking tor
over a yean pronounced Mr. Wheatly .of
Lincoln not the Ocorgta Wheatly
Walter Wheatly was arrested last Sat
urday as the supposed cashier and has
been under bonds since. . He protested
his Innoeeboe and showed that he had
never been in Amerlcua st any time end
at the time of the disappearance of the
cashier was singing with an opera com'
pany In New York, but the authorities
were sure he was the man wanted and
proceeded to .call witnesses- to- prove It.
They will now look elsewhere for their
( . ,
Fate of John Lawson
Now in Jury's Hands
TRINIDAD, May t The fate of. John
ranchmen and business men of Las Ani
mas county. . The case. In .which the
noted labor leader Is charged with the
murder of John Ktramo, - went . to the
Jury tonight. Nlrr.mo, a deputy sheriff.
was killed October . 1SU. In one or the
battles which - featured the recent strike
of' Colorado ooal miners.
Name of Borah on ;
' Leo Frank Petition
'. ' - (
The Frank petitions are coming in
fast t -
, On" the papeT circulated by Wil
liam F. Gurley to save Leo M. Frank
from the death penalty, signed
largely by prominent attorneys, ap
pears the same of William E. Borah
of Idaho. In a letter received from
Senator Borah by Mr. Onrley the
' 1 saw in The Omaha Bee that
you were interested in circulating
a petition for Frank. Ton are au
thoriied to put my name on the
petition. I have giyen a great deal
of attention to that case for an out
sider, and I cannot believe that it
is in the interest of justice or of re
spect for law and order that he be
executed after the kind' of trial
which he undoubtedly had."
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a drink at a little stream in
, . -. '.. -. "lining
KAISER WARMS ALL
FROM BRITISH SHIPS
" snMwasnseassnt -
Advertisements in Eastern Paperi
Bay Travel on Vessels of Oer-
- many's Foes Dangtroui.
i M - - 1 1
MAY MEAN NEW SERIES OF RAIDS
WASHINGTON. May 1 Jn an
official notice published by the Ger
man embassy In many Important cit
ies of the United States this morning
Americans were given renewed warn
ing that the travel on ships flying the
flags of Germany's enemies was at
their own risk. . . ,
While the notice was regarded
among officials and diplomatists here
as' nothing mora than a-reiteration ot
Germany's first -warning given when
the war" sone about the British isles
was announced, there was much In
terest In whether It f oreshadowed In
creased . activity of' German subma
rine!! "ofporaibrr had 1 toroV- with
movements- of the German fleet
which has been variously-reported o
late as cruising in the North sea.
Count Bernstorff, the German embassa
dor, waa away today, but officials at-the
embassy . ead .So . tar, as, they . knew the
published notice was Intended merely to
remind neutral travelers ef their danger
and did net indicate new naval opera
tions. Embassy officials, in explaining the
pubilcetlon. ,emphsslsed that It wee in
tended as a warning to travelers and
that the embassy had acted In aeeordanoe
with Its general instructions from the
Berlin foreign office. , .,-
Try te Frlhen Pnaeea.ere.
NEW YORK, May X. Ths largest num
ber cf transatlantic travelers to leave
New York in a single day this spring had
booked passage on six big liners leaving
rort today. The Lusltanla alone had
aboard 1,?10 passengers when It sailed.
M0 being cabin passengers. Apparently
the notice published In New York papers
today over the signature of the Imperial
Germen embassy reminding passengers
that vessels flying the flags of the allies
are liable to destruction in the war sons
around the British isles had no effect on
the traveling publlo. There was the
usual number of last minute cancella
tions, but no more than customary, It
was said at the various steamship offices.
Is the absence of authentic figures It
was estimated that more than 1,000 per
sona hsJ reserved sailings today.
A number of the passengers received
telegrams et the pier signed by names
unknown to them and presumed to be
flttltlous, advising them bt to sail as
the liner was to be torpedoed by sub
marines. Among the persons who re
ceived sueh a telegram was Alfred G.
Vanderbllt. He destroyed .the message
althoar 'comment," " """
'Charles P. Hurnner. general agent of
the Cunard line, said that ths Lusltanle's
veyags was attended by no risk whatever.
as ths .liner has a speed -of VAk knots
snd was provided with . unusual water
tight-, bulkheads ,.. ;
Fremont College Has
Class of Forty-Eight
FREMONT. Neb., 'Msy 1 -VTorty-elght
students, compriiirur the largest clsss In
the history of theFremont High school,
will receive their diplomas at the com
mencement 'exercises June 4. With the
class of 1V144. .which .aduated at the
end ot the first semester, the total num
ber of graduates from' the , school this
year Is fifty-eight. There are ' thirty
two girls and sixteen boya Miss Louise
Wetland finished with high honors and
will, be valedictorian. Miss Wetland-
mark was ti l- Rev.' W. 11. Buss, pastor
ot the First Congregational church, will
preach .the baccalaureate sermon Sun
day. Mar X
EARTH SHOCKS RECORDED IN
WASHINGTON AND LONDON
WASHINGTON. May I-Earthquake
shocks,, described by scientific observers
at Georgetown university here, as un,
usually severe and prpbably dustructlve.
were recorded on the seismographs there
between UU a m. end 2 am- The
tremors continued about two hours and
reached the ' greatest Intensity at U 45
a. re., at an estimated dlatanoe from
Washington ef miles.
AMERICAN SHIP IS
Minister Van Dyke Reports Steamer
Cashing- Was Damaged by Mis
ilea from German Aircraft
NONE OF THE CREW IS KILLED
WASHINGTON. May 1. American
Minister Van Dyke, st The Hague.
' reported to the Stste department to
rlsy that the Aroerlcsn steamer Cush
: Ins, from Thtladelphla for Rotter
dam, was damaged by bombs dropped
from German aircraft in the North
! sen, but that no lives were lost.
! The report Was brief, transmitting a
! mesaags from the American consul at
i Rotterdam, where the Cushlng arrived
yesterday. It gave no Indication ot the
nature or extent of the damage.
Officials here said the case wee the
first of Its kind during the present war
and that so far aa they could recollect,
there "wss ho precedent In ether wars.
While there are no International con
ventions, -Specifically covering the Inci
dent, It wss generally believed today that
representations would be made to Ger
many with request for payment of dam
ages. It was not thought In official quarters
that sny serious Issue would be relied
because It is accepted that the bombs
were not dropped deliberately, but under
the Impreealon that a hostile Vessel was
Th Cushlng bad Ml, W0 Insurance on
Its hull and cargo. Issued by the gov
ernment war rtak buseau.. It le a Stand
ard Oil ship formerly under German reg
istry and named the Prornetheua,
R Toal Shift Deatmred.
LONDON. May 1. The Russian X, 000-
ton steamer Svorono, bearing Welch coal
to 'Archangel, a Russian . port en the
White sea, was torpedoed and sunk by a
German submarine believed to be the
U- on Friday at noon near the niaaket
Islands, on the .west coast of Ireland.-.
The . Bvorono's crew of , t want y-f our
men. mostly Russians, , barely . had time)
to take to the .boats when the vessel
sank. All wens reac'ued by a patrol boat.
Governor of Iowa
Signs Frank Petition
' (From ' a Btei f Correspondent)
CCS MOINB8. Ia.. May l.-Speotal
Telegram.) Governor Clarke today signed
a petition asking that the sentence ef
Leo M. Frank.' sentenced to death for
the murder of 'a 'girt factory employe. In
Atlanta, aa.. b commuted to a life term.
The petition waa presented to the gov
ernor by Maurice B. Kovnat, national
secretary of . the Anti-Capital rualeh
ment Society ot America.
Los Angeles Will '
Vote on Jitney
. .. . Bus Proposition
LOB ANGELES, May t-Voters are to
determine at a general city eleotlon, June
1, whether l-cent fare automobile shaU
continue In operation here. As a result
of a resolution passed by the city, coun
cil yesterday putting the motor-bus ques
tion up to the electorate, hundreds ef o
eent buses were parading the streets)
today advertising council aunkapal can
didates who nave announeed themselves
as opposed to "taxing the buses out of
Ths resolution passed by the council
also puts up to the voters an Initiative
ordinance offered by the Auto Bus Own
ers' and Operators' association te sup
plant a tax measure recently paaaed by
the council ever the mayor's veto. The
Initiative measure would cut bua taxes
from S80 to til a year and eliminate aa
Indemnity bond requirement
Methodist Bishops '
Accept Overture of
Unity from South
DBS MOINES. Ia, May l.-The board
of bishops of the Methodist Bpisoopal
church, In seesion here today, accepted
the overture on church unity made by
the Methodist Episcopal church, south.
The resolution of acceptauoe was adopted
by a unanimous rising vota
The formal response to the overture
must be made by the general conference,
the bishops stated In ths announcement
of their action to be sent to the apply
ing church body. . j
Great Shortage of . !
'Labor in War Works
LONDON, Tuesday, April S.-How
sonous is ths shortage of labor In the
British taptorles which are turning out
munitions of war for Uie allied armies
and navies ts shown by a visit to one of
the largest of these plants, that of Armstrong-Whltworth.
at New CssUe. Vis
itors are allowed in the works only by
permit and parts of ths establishment are
then sealed to observers.
' "At the present moment," said a repre
sentatlvs of the firm, "we urgently need
about 1000 skilled mechanics to operate
at f'tll capacity the machinery now In ths
plant. We could easily use 4.000."
HUNGARIANS CUT OUT
SMOKING FOR A DAY
VENICB. May L Throughout Hun
gary today Is being observed as "abstain
from smoking'' day. Every smoker will
be expected to abstain from using either
pipe, ctgsr or cigarette and to give the
money thus saved to a fund for Invalid
SIXTH DIVISION OF
SWISS ARMY CALLED
BERNE." Bwttserland May 1. Via
Paris. The federal council decided to
day to call out the Sixth division of the
f LANDERS AGAIN
Germany's Persistent Attempt to Oc
cupy Coast Nearest to England
Excites Muoh Alarm ia
HIDDEN BIG 0UN3 ARE FOUND
British Aviators Drop Bomb Among1
Batteries Which Hurled Huge
Shells Into Dunkirk.
GERMANS IN BALTIC PROVINCES
The Day's War New
WaLLiroLI PtCNIMSlLAi which
forms the Eerepoan elde mi
Dardanelles, le described In awof
flelal dispatches as beta STva"-
ally'ea off Iran tl malnlesta r
the British ssd Wrench fovea. It
le enld 4 k no loer poealbVe for)
the Tnrke to paaa nexilc aa forth.,
between Bnropenn . and ' As4te
sldaa ef it strait.
COltSTANTIwOPLB OFP1CIA1. seH
arte stat tnat the TwvfcB
asnklaey eaaatstewt headway" f
fhet attaeke aswlasr the Isuael aetea
sen, fare ef the aJlleev
SITCATTOW I It rXAHDEAl iVlwe.
little ehamsrt sltkMfk the reeh
rlnlsa a farther s4tbs( fee thai
allies. Tea swore ehele felt ley
Danklrk laat stlaht, kllUsg aw tm-;
Jarlagc several persona. ,
FiaimiVO. roWTlWUKS nil aloaga
the estewded Balkan front. ChteCl
Interest attaches to the now,
On Man naoveaaoat . la 4 ha aorthw
Isaoel. aopaswatlr at the Baltua
pro vl boos of Rassla. . ,
BEHI.ni AWlf OUJfCKMBWT ears al
attaeke yestssday. ot t the alllee
aawlaat ta Oeraas positions ea
tn canal north of Yarre, Bolrtwnv
BITRSIAlf STEAMER waa rank aft
the west ooaet - ot Ireland hr a
Oermaa sskmsrlas. The crew was
eaved. ' ) .-
LoWjn, May l!The ' develop
ments on the northern extremities of
the two fronts,' both eaet and west:!
the shelling of Dunkirk In France),
and the new Oerman offensive: move
ment aimed at the Baltic provlnc
take precedence In the war news pC -
today.' -. . c-.
British aviators have discovered
and attacked th Oerman batteries,
which from a distance variously asti-,
mated by English observers at from
sixteen to even twenty-lght miles.
hurled great shells at the French
part, but ft remains to be seen
whether the bombs ' dropped ' did
enough damage to put the guns out
i London newspaper oornraentSng- on this
bombardment say the Germans still olln
to their cherished Idea of oeoupying the
French coast nearset England, and more
than one editorial writer today point out
that Flanders still romalna the ertttoal
theater of operations,
Geraaaa Thrnst lalo Maaela.
Special dispatches trorn Petxograd dls-,
agree as to the purpose of the Oerman
thrust at the extreme Russian rigfet. On a,
theory connects it with probable move-,
menu of the Oerman fleet m the Balttoi
looking to the Invasion of the Baltlia
provinces. Another idea it that thla ad
van oe Is aimed at Libau and Riga, the)
former a strong Russian naval base, an 4.
the latter one of the most Important portax
en the Bait la Or the Germans may In)
tend to strike at. the railroad runnrno
from Petrograd to Warsaw by way 62
Duensburg and Vilna. Further South the
Oermane have failed In their repeated ato
tempu to get this tine. '
- The official statement eoneerrdxtg the,
Dardenellee seems to have reassured thas
British publlo that their army to fatrM
well established In the landing eparaJ
tlons, but -at the same time It indicated
much fuThtlng must ensue bejPS as firon
grip U eetablislisd.
Beat bard meat Impreeaee Bi-f toao. (
The Brttljm pontic has been greetty lnve
pressel by the German bombardmant e
Punklrk, which is boileved la mUltarw
circles here must have been from. a dle(
tance of f rpm ,eighteen to twenty jmitcsu
. The Times says the I neb! ant ia of small
tmporianco from a military . standpoint
but that it brings the war eloeer te Eng
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Germans Hail Eush :
Into Baltic Region 1
with Great Delight
BE KLIN, May t (By Wireless to Eap
vllle, N. Y. The Oerman advance In
the northeast Is being hailed generally
with expressions of satisfaction end enr-
prise. Nothing was known of such a
movement, although. Judging by the fact'
that troops are already over fifty mllee
from Memel, the march muat have begun
some days ago.
Local military experts point out that
Bxawle, where the fighting la proceeding,
is to the esst of the line between Kovno
and Vilna, the two points which are in
dispensable to the protection of the Vis
tula and Wsrsaw.
The fact that the troops had advanced
so fsr without being discovered la com-,
mented upon as an Indication that tha
scouting service of the Russians is no
better today than It was during the
Russo-Japanese war. It is declared here,
thst ths Russian commander faces the
possibility of the cutting off of his line
communications Unless hs abandons his
forces and the line of the river, or throws
the Invaders back.
There Is a Un called Bhavtt ta the
center of the Russian province of Kovno,'
about fifty mllea from the frontier of
East Prussia. (The spelling Bsawte Prob
ably la the Oerman rendering ef Bhaw.
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