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VOL. XLIV NO. 274.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 4, lf15 FOUKTEKN PAGES.
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BRYAN WILL ASK
BERLIN FOR DATA
ON SHIP SINKING
Secretary Announces Germany Will
Be Requested to Supply Facts
About Torpedoing ot
OFFICIAL EETOKT IS RECEIVED
Vessel . Has Been Towed Into Crow
. Sound, Soilly, by a. Brit-
CARGO SEEJOHGLY UNDAMAGED
WASHINGTON, May J. Secretary
Bryan announced late today that he
would instruct Ambassador Gerard to
Inquire of the German government
.for the facts in conectlon with the
torpedoing of the American ship,
GulQlght, by a German submarine.
Consul Stevens sent another mes
sage late today, as follows:
"Gulfllght towed Into Crow sound,
Scilly, by British patrol. Toppedo
struck bow. Vessel dowtj by head,
head. Freeboard forward, about two
feet forehold full. ' Cargo apparently
undamaged. Blowing gale from east."
First Official Report.
The first officii a report of the tor
pedoing ot the America tanker, Gulf
light, reached the State department
in an undated dispatch from Consul
- Stephens at Plymouth, England, say
ing the attack was made Saturday,
but the vessel Aa still afjoat andj
that patrol boats were attempting to
tow her the Scilly , Islands.
Consul Stephens' message follows:
"American tank steamer Gulfllght
torpedoed of Scilly Islands first in
stant. Captain died heart failure,
body landed. Two of crew drowned,
thirty-four saved. Vessel afloat; pa
trol boats attempting: to tow it to
Will Reaerv Jodarment.
President Wilson will reserve Judgment
oil th torpedoing- of the America
steamer, Gulfllght, until full official de
tails are received. The president Inquired
bout the Incident when he arrived from
Wllllamstown, Mass.. today, but waa told
that eo far ' aa "Whit House offlclels
huw im nfflnlal. word haa come.
": On the face of . the . news dispatches
hip la a serious matter.: but they in
tend that a vary thorough lnveatujatlpn
j. hall be mate and that no hasty actipa
should be taken. .
Identity of Thro Vletbaa. -
NEW YORK. Hay 11 The two Amerl
' cans. In addition to Captain Gunter, who
1 lk.j. 14 vu .wtin 4hij - AmATlcu
steamer Gulfllght waa torpedoed off the
Bollly islands, were Charlea fU Short of
Chicago, the wireless operator, and Eu
gene Cbampaneta of Port Arthur. Ten,
a 'seaman, according to a cablegram re
ceived here today by the Gulf Refining
company, owners of the vessel.
The message, a brief one, waa signed.
by First (Of fleer Ralth Smith. It said
that Captain Alfred Gunter. whoa home
is In Bayonne, NVJ., died of heart' dis
ease, and that Short and Cbapaneta were
loath It la. believed that these were the
two men reported yeaterday to have
Short was taken aboard the Glfllght at
New Orleans April T. This was bis flrat
trip aboard the veasol. Chapanata ahipped
at Port Arthur. " Including Is officers,
the Gulfllght 'had thirty-eight men
aboard, moat of them hailing from Gulf
of Mexico ports. Strip and cargo, ac
cording to James Kennedy, marine super
intendent of the company, were valued
Mr. Kennedy aaid he was waiting fur
ther advisee before communicating with
the State department. A claim for the
lose sustained. Including damages for the
lives loot, undoubtedly will be filed with
' the State department, he thought. .
The Uulflight's cargo. Mr. Kennedy
cald, consisted of gasoline and oil, oon
aigned to firms In France and not to the
Captain Gunter, ' whose death from
heart failure was reported, waa 51 years
(Continued ouPag Two, Column Five.)
Trmsrrttsn at Omk Yraterdny,
v Hours. . Deg
& a- m
a. m 48
7 a. m U
a. m M
a. m M
10 a. m &J
11 a. in .' 65
12 ra. ....... .......... SO
1 p. no &
1 p. m bo
s p. m 67
p. m ,. 67
i p. ra..: to
( p. m 63
T u. ro 61
I p. ro, 49
('raparatlve Loml Record.
1915. 1014. 191S. 1912.
Highest yesterdav' W 71 68 . 8&
lowest yenterday 48 68 . 67
Mean temperature 68 64 K 7
freclpitation .00 .00 . .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
turea from the nornuil:
Normal temperature 58
txoees for the day 0
Total ezcees since March 1 100
Normal pnsclpltaUon 1! Inch
Deficiency for the day 11 Inch
Total rainfal since March 1 l.tife Inchea
lef1clfncy since Mann 1 . . .L0 lochea
Deficiency for cor. period. 19irv .lv inch
Excess for cor. period, my 2.76 Inches
Hrsorli from DUIIm at T P. M
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
of Weather. 7 p. in. eat. fall.
Cheyenne. . pt. cloudy.. 40 41 .00
lienver. cloudy -....50 at) .00
Ilea Moines, pt- cloudy. .M 71) .64
Lod City .clear 60 - m ..ou
lmier. cloudy 40 r 41 .M
orth Platte, clear 6! tu voo
Tirmlm, pt. cloudy 51 67 .00
Pueblo, ilcsr 66 78 -.30
Rapid City, cloudy o 40 .0,1
Bait Lake City. pt. cloudy Ui 64 .U)
Santa r", clear M 64 M)
MieiUiun. cloM.ly 44 4 .M
t-'loux flty. cloudy 46 it .itl
Valentine, cloudy 40 42 .04
U X- Wt-l-SH. Lomi rMMltr.
WOUNDED GERMAN SOLDIERS arriving at a field hospital
" of the men are carrying their now helpless comrades.
PLANS FOR STATE
" 1 " 1 i
State Historical Society Names ComV
mittee to See that Celebration
is Carried Out.
WEBSTER PRESENTS THE CASE
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, May 3. (Special.)
Plans, for celebrating the semi
centennial of the admission of Ne
braska Ipto the union as a state
March 1, 1917, took definite form
today at a meeting of the State His
General John I Webster presented Vhe
matter formally as president 6f the so-
ciety. .and Btahos- Tihw moved the e
leption, of committee. t take charga
of the celebration, apecifylns that ueov
eral Webster shoul dbe chairman.
. . ' Webater'a Statement.
In presenting the matter General 'Web
ster satd: . . , '
The State Historical society should
tJko immediate steps to have the semi
centennial of the s,dmlsalon of Nebraska
into the union celebrated In a. manner
suitable to the occasion and with a de
gree of munificence thitt will rally rep
resent the growth' and prosperity of the
state. The admission jaxik plaoe when
the nation waa rising upward from the
period of depression growing out "of the
Civil war Into a new life of prosperity
and vigor, from which It has grown to
bo one 6f the greatest ' of the world a
powers. Some of the renowned heroes
of the Civil war and eminent statesmen
whose memories Are Imperlshablo took
an active part In. having Nebraska ad
mitted into the sisterhood of states.
- Society Should Act.
The initiative In having this historical
Incident suitably celebrated properly be
jlonga to the Historical society. The
legislature, although earnestly requesieu,
failed to make an appropriation to cover
th expenses"" of the celebration, and It.
therefore, seems fitting and necessary
that it should be put under the charge.
of a general committee, to be seiocten
from tho body of the people. With the
appointment under the authority of the
Historical society its members win nave
a Quasi-official position, and auch coitp
mlttee can arrange, finance and work out
the details of the celebration., '
Onnortwaltlra for Paraelee,
"The- occasion Is . one which offers the
j greatest possible opportunities, for mili
tary 'and clvlo . parada, for pudiic aa-
tomu and. for. the writing and reoord-
ln of state history. These cau well
cover the transition ' from the primeval
wlldemeas and- Indian . savagery t the
dava ot the discoverers and pioneers,
(i om territorial times to statehood, ; and
from the beginning-,uf statehood to our
present wealth and prosperity. Through
these different periods of transforma
tion there is that which may be repre
sented .in, gorgepue .and brilliant
rageantry or dlplayed .in commercial
and mechanical exhibits that alll typify
the progress from the wilderness of the
prairies to t he richnes or our apienr
did state. .
From the Old the
"From ' the past to the present, from
hn old to the new. there Is . a domain
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.
The South Omaha market
ir the third live a tock. center
in the world, receiving last
year ahipmenta from twenty-six
states. It is also the
second sheep market, first
feeder sheep market and
first range horse market in
the United States.
' V7 AV'
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' Iff' ;
Few Firemen and
Engineers Affected .
by Advancevin Pay
CHICAGO, May 8. The Brotherhoods of
Locomotive Engineers and firemen after
analysing the arbltatton award for three
days, today Issued a statement In sup
port of their contention that the . wago
advancea granted were very small.
The increases aggregate, according to
these .figures. tlOO.494 a year. The fig
ures are for wagea alone and do not In
clude the value of compensatory rules or
overtime allowance granted. The rail
roads contended throughout the case
that to' grant every demand made by the
men would, cost the-ninety-eight western
railroads Involved' 40. 900,000 a year. The
men aay the coat would not run over
$10,000,000 a year.
The a-vard la said to affect engineers
on only 1,787 locomotives out of 23,811 In
m. The advance, to the engineers
total 1X11,111.46, according to the Brother.
bonds. -- -.:-' - "- - '. ; :
Firemen In 7,008 locomotive- out of
CdTl In aorvice . reoolve a total Increaaa
of tfiOO.mTO it la calculated, by the
BrotUerhooda ' . -
Manajrers; of the railroads, assert that
the cost of the award will be known only
after, the rules have been' put-into effect
and the payrolls can be analysed.
Chairman of the Brotherhoods. " with
their ' grand officers were In executive
session here today. It waa stated . that
an Investigation by congress Into the ap
pointment of Charles Nagel,' former sec
retary of commerce and- labocaa a neu
tral member of the board of 'arbitration
would he requested,
United Cigar Stores
Under Scrutiny of
NEW , FORK, ' May aThe complnlift
filed with the United. Statea attorney
general ty the Independent Retail Tobac
conist Association of America asking for
dissolution of the .United .Cigar Stores
Company ot America, as an Illegal com
bination under the Hhcrmau anti-trust
law, has been forwarded here to Clau'dc
A. Thompson, special " assistant - to the
United States district attorney for In
vestigation. ' ' "
The. complaint alleges that the -Ameri
can Tobaocp 'company llapoaea. of . IU
products only to-the United Cigar Htores
Company of- America and .'refuses to sell
iv uujocnuciH . ucaieiw; ; ipac ,ine t'nitea.
Cigar Stores company Is connected with
United Profit ShaHiig'oorporatron, which
deala In coupon and gift' enterprises and
that the Independent dealers are com
pelled to, buy from and handle the gCods
of the Tobacco Products . company, In
order to use the profit sharlni: coupons.
By the u of these coupons .and gift
enterprises, the United "Cigar ' Stores
Company , of .America has become a mo
nopoly. It la alleged. '
FIHdT WARD. i.
e . 3TZ3 Sherman 'Ave.
Train school. th-Hiekory.
7 41li N. 24th.
1 tra Engine
S Pullman nolttl, lu-Maaon
. li corner 16th-Grand.
8IXTH WAKD. i
1-r-Klre EngirMf houpe. 1st
1 UH4 N. Mth. '.
SHiO N. 'Miti.
N, astii (uarn.)
8 IT'.l N. 2'M.
2204 MUllary Ave.
- KEVINS TH WARD.
1 ariS Leavenworth.
tm Park Ave.
IW1 Park Ave.
4 J.'lfl Iavcnworth.
4 1X14 Park Ave.
5 Windsor school.
I 4H1 Leavenworth.
r Fir Kiucln house, Mth
N. 1UI O.
4 Win Chicago,
s N. W. corner Sat and
4 W"l t California.
6 Ja? Cuiulog.
4 Bancroft school.
6 a. K Cor, AUi and Center.
i-m sj th.
Hi h St.
aA 81 241 h St.
4 17Z1 borcaa.
s C'astbilar aehool.
VAt Vlaton. -
T fc-d Roaewater acfcooL
5- 314 S. Hlli.
ll J H. UtJb.
4 11 N. linn,
t-ji N. Hth,
4 I-ire EngUie house, Mth
I Courthouse, lTth Ma. side.
Wl HU Mary a Ave.
4- -JT1U6 'amam.
5- UUfh school. 8. W. o
1-1140 N. ictn.
f 1MB Klterman Ave.
'r- D;) herrun Are.
( Pharruaa Ave.
WiXi4 Sherman Ave.
rolls Open at 8 O'clock A. El
in Tejny. Note that some
THREE MORE SHIPS
Swedish Steamship with Cargo of
Timber for Hall is Seat to Bot
torn of North Sea, '
TWO TRAWLEBS DESTROYED
LONDON, May 3.; The Exchange
Telegraph Company has received a
dispatch from its correspondent ot
Copenhagen saying that the Swedish,
steamer ElUda, tlmbey laden, from
Heletngborg for Hull, has been tor
pedoed in the North 9ea by ' a Ger
man submarine.' It went to the bot
tom In less than three minutes. The
sixteen men and two womea on
board esf apeflln ptio of the two .small
' ' Tot Mare Trawler Saak.
ABERDEEN, Scotland. May 1 Trawl
ers making port today declare that, a
Oerman submarine sunk two trawlers
Within fifty miles of Aberdeen Sunday,
The crews of the two vessels were suc
cessful In escaping In their small boats
and today they cams Into port.
It .would appear as though the sub-,
marine ran amuck among the Aberdeen
fishing fleet. In addition to sending two
to the bottom,-It ohaeod three others for
twenty miles. A patrol boat was then
seen approaching, whereupon the sub
Solicitor General of '
! Georgia Asks Frank
ATLANTA, Oa., May t-Solloitds, Oen
eral Doraey today petitioned the Fulton
county .superior : court -for a writ of ha
beas corpus commanding the 'sheriff to
produce Leo M. Frank befote Judge Ben
H. Hill for resentence for the murder of
Mary Phagan. The petition, filed despite
the fact that the mandate of the supreme'
court refusing Franks application for a
habeas corpus hearing haa 'not" yat-been
received here, ' asserts-that there Is no
legal reason why Frank should not now
be resentenoed.-.to death,' all 'superseding
orders in the -esse having been -dissolved.
, . , . .
NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN
' ' DIES SUDDENLY
, Pnttddclptua, May S. Cor.tr east nan J.
A. Ooujdcn of New. York City died sud
denly in tho liroad 'street station . of tlie
Pennsylvania railroad this afternoon.
Mr. Gpiilden had been In , Maryland ,on
bustneos and was on his way horn when
ft aTT37 Davenport.
7 ifitd Kamain. '
I 14 Farnam.
-ill 8. 3bth (bm.)
1 K17 8. 13th.
4 12. 8. lMh.
(1414 8, 13th. -
1JU1 8. loth.
' UL&VE.NTH WARD.
1 Kire Englno house, 41st
- and Ilaiuilton.
5 17 N. 4uth.
8 N. W. corner 4th and
4 4ia Leavenworth.
4 Kire fcnginti house, Mth
7l Park- Ave.
7 Klre h-ntcln house, I7th
and Iavenwurth. .
16210 N. th.
I t'entral Park School.
-UVi Aroea Ave.
4 Monmouth Park school.
44114 N. 24th.
4 24th and Pratt (I'nlver-
slty of Ouiaha.)
7 lxthrop at-huol, S. W,
t l.n N, 24tli.
if?' Lake truer.)
10 Howard Kennedy school
U Ml Ames Ave.
- Polls Close at 6 O'clock P. M,
TEUTONS Will A
Anitriam Pierce and Break Entire
Slav Front in Western Galioia,
Say Vienna and Berlin
12,000 MUSCOVITES ARE TAKEN
German Capital All Aflutter with
Flap in Celebration of De
feat of Enemy.
CZAR LOSES MANY HEAVY GUNS
BERLIN, May . (Via London.)
An important Austrian victory In
the eastern campaign is announced
in the communication issued today
from German army headquarters.
The statement la made that the
Anstrtans have pierced and brokeu
the entire Russian front in Western
The 'text of the official statement
"In the western theater of - the
war: 'Yesterday we successfully at
tacked In Flanders, to the northeast
of the Poolcappelle-Tpres road and
took the farma of Fortuln, southeast
of 8t Jullen.
"In the Champaign dlstriol we In
flicted considerable damaaaoa tbs en
emy s positions at ourcnen, pouaia ana
Perthes by suoceeaful mine explosions.
"Between the Meuae and the Moselle
there were only artillery duels.
"Last night the French made unsuc
cessful attempts to attack our position
on the summit ot Hartmass-AViBllerkopf.
"A French flying machine landed yea.
let-day at Hundllngen, to the west ot
Saargetnund (In I-arralne). The occu
pants were taken prisoners.
"A Oerman airship squadron attacked
the airship hangar and railway station
at Eplnal yeaterday, apparently with
Advaaee Into Baltic. Provlnee
"Eastern theater: Purlng further
pursuit of the Russians, who were flee
ing In the direction of Riga, we yeaterday
captured four cannon and four machine
guns. We also took 1,700 prisoners, south
ot Mitau, so that the total number of
prisoners wss increased to- S.SOO.
"The Russian attacks southeast of
Kalwarya failed with heavy losses to
the enemy. The Russians were driven
back across the fikealnga. They left 830
prisoners in our hands.
"Northeast- af Sklemtawloa Up Rus
sians also Buffered a heavy defeat, In
which they lost a great number In killed
snd 100 men taken prlsonera ..- -'
' BtaaaUiii' Ioat t'raahrd.'
"Southern theater: In the presence of
Austrian Commander-in-chief Field Mar
shal Archduke Frederick and under the
leadership of Oeneral . Colonel Von Mao
kenien, 'the allied troops yesterday ' after
bitter fighting, pierced everywhere and
orushed the entire Russian front in west
Qalicla - from the neighborhood of the
Hungarian frontier to the Junction of
the Dunajec river with the Vistula.
"Such of the enemy aa. succeeded In
escaping are In haaty retreat toward
the east, closely , pursued by . the allied
troops. The trophies of the victory can
not yet even be aouroxlmatalv u
- Berlla felebratea.
The reports announulng the Victory In
the Carpathians led to the entire .city of
Berlin decking Itself with flags. Th
central telephone atatlons, th newspaper
omuvn ana noteis were besieged by
crowds seeking details. '
Th excitement began when the au
thorities received-orders to fly the flags
"on account of a great victory In th
CarpathianTi." , .
Th details of the reported victory are
not yet known here. - " "'', -
Klabt Tboasaad Rata Ttkusl
VIENNA (via London).. May a-Th
Austrian official atatemant Issued today
confirms theOerman reports of a big
Auatro-Oerman victory along the entir
front In West Oallcia, and says (hat S,0M
Russian prisoners were captured.
The text of tho statement follows!
"Ausfra-Ilungartan and Oerman forces
yeaterday attacked the fortified positions
in West Oallcia and repulsed the Rus
sians along the entire front of N alas tow,
Oorllce, CJromik and north . of these
"The Russlane suffered severe losses.
W captured I., 000 RuaeUn and took a
great number of cannon and machine
guns. Simultaneously we forced our wsy
serosa the Dunajeo river,
"On the Carpathian front, ths Beak Id
situation haa changed. In the wooded
Carpathians we gained grouWd to the
east of Kosiowka. W repulsed several
counter attacks with slaughter, capturing
several hundred Russians and taklug
three machine guns.
"To the north of Oamaloda the enemy
was thrown from several holghta with
heavy losses. The fighting tn this region
la progressing. 1
"On the Russian frontier, between th
Pruth and the Dnleater, there Is nothing
new to report.
More Piatt Letters
Are Brought Into
Court by His Son
SYRACUSE. N. Y.. May 1-Edward T.
Piatt sun of tha late Thomas C. Piatt,
former I'nlted States senator, was oalled
as a wltneas by counsel for Thodor
Roosevelt today la th trial of th IDO.OOO
libel suit brought against the colonel by
Mr. Piatt, who waa called after Michael
Dolan. general manager of the Argus
company of. Albany, had testified, said
ha had brought letters bearing dates be
tween Vm and VM that passed between
his father. Colonel Roosevelt a.nd Mr.
Barnes, lia brought put from a travel
ing bag a half dosea packets of letters,
yellowed by age.
JAPANESE TO SEND
Action Reported by Tokio Extra
Edition of Paper to Have Been
NIPPON CABINET TAKES 8TEP
TOKIO. May I. The JU1 Bhlmpo.
a Japanese newspaper ot good stand
ing. Issued an extra edition this aft
ernoon. In which it made the state
ment that Japan would send an ulti
matum to China, the Chinese reply
to the latest Japanese communication
regarding the demands ot the Toklo
government being considered unsatis
The Japaneee cabinet waa in set
slon for six hours, today. A tele-
gram was dispatched to M. Hloko.
t.im mlnlil.r in Pnklna. 1
Ths Japanese cabinet was la session for
six hours today. A telegram was dis
patched to M. Kloki, tha Japanese min
ister to Peking.
The Ihsra News agency this afternoon
said that the emperor might Issue an im
portant order In a few days.
F.arller Raiaor f Settlement.
TOKJO, May l.-OUelayed la Trans
it lesion.) It Is generally be) laved in
Toklo . that tha negotiation tn progress
at Peking, between China and Japan.
have sntered a distinctly hopeful ataga,
as a result of ths decision of the Japan
ese government to make Important con
cessions In Its demaoda on China.
Japan, Il is learned, haa agreed to
restore to China aba Gorman concession
of Klao Chow. If China will accept the
Japanese amended- demands. Japan haa
abandoned tha clans in the fifth group
of the -demands which relates to th
Chinese polio administration and the
olaus dealing; with armaments is
changed- by leaving for future considera
tion whether a Japanese arsenal shall
be established in Cntna or wnetner muni
tions stiall be purchased In Japan.
The question of China granting to
Japan th right to build railways in
southern China has , been postponed
pending .discussions between the Japan
ese government and the government of
other interested powers,
A Tektng dispatch. Viler date ot May
1, satd that at the conference In. Peking
on Saturday the Chinese deflnltcy had
k fused to aooept soma of th clauses em
bodied la what la known as group V of
ths Japanese demands. Th aonferenc
terminated with the J panes asking for
Growth of Cattle
Profits of Roads
CltlCAQO, . May 1 C, ' B. Hatnemaon.
assistant traffic' manager of Morris
CM.j W. W. Wanker, saalstaot traffic
manaaer of Armour A Co.. and J. D.
Jackson, president of th Cattle Raisers'
association of Texas) were witnesses to
day in the' western commodity rats case.
They protested that;-th railroads wcrs
not justified In seeking higher rates on
llv stock from th west awl southwest
Mr. Helnemann said that th carriers
in seeking advances hav not followed
tha scale laid down by the Interstate
Commerce commission's ruling In .th
Oklahoma City caae although he ssld this
seal, by increasing the movement of Jive
stocU has- really resulted In Increasing
the revenues of the carriers.. Touching on
th extant ' to which damage claims' cut
into the revenues from this clans of traf
flc, the witness said that in a certain sn
weeks' period Morris A Co. paid 140,000 In
freight charges and that they had. only
on damage claim of I7S out of all these
Mr. Mankor testified that a special ef
fort was being made by packers of the
southwest to stimulate hog raising. H
thought that th Interstate Comrnarca
commission In making rates should al-
wsys consider th rates made by state
Share, of Fathers
Estate in Trust
CHICAGO. May l.-The will of ths late
meat .packer, ' John Cudahy, filed for
probate today, leaves tha entire estate
to the widow and four children. Th In
strument does not mention th value of
the est at a. Counsel for th testator es
timated it at ti.We.ooo.
The bulk of the property Is to b held
In trust for seven years, wHen all of tho
heirs except John R. Cudahy of Chicago,
may take It over.'
John R. Cudahy shares equally with
the others, except that th trust will
retain hi share, during hla life, giving
him th Income only In quarterly install
' "My ssld son, John," says ths will.
"shall never have any right or power to
anticipate or mortgage, assign or oonvey,
sny of 'th principal or th Income from
his said share under this will."
Two More Attempts
Made to Burn Big
VANCOUVER, B. C. May l.-As th
result of two fires which broke out yes
terday on th Oranvllle street brldg,' It
was reported today that all th bridges
of th city would be guarded closely to
prevent further loss by fires whioh th
authorities declare' to be of Incendiary
origin. . s
Th first of Suudsy's blase occurreJ
shortly before dark snd was discovered
befor material damage had been done.
Th second fire broke out at 10 p. m.
and th center span of th brldg waa
enveloped by flam when th fir , d
partment arrived. Th fire ' was sub
dued with small loss.
Three men aaen running from beneath
the structure shortly befor tho night
fire was discovered are believed by the
police to be members of a group of sup.
posed Incendiaries, who set fir to bridge
In this city last week causkig appro!
mately 1300,400 loss
BLOCK ADE WOP, !(
Sinking of American Oil Tank Ship
Off Scilly Islands Adds Feature
to the Newest Form of
ACTIVITY Df THE DARDANELLES'
Unofficial Eeports Say Forces of Al
lies Are Advancing Toward
' the Narrows. t
GERMANS MOVE INTO C0TT&LAND
I ft nav'm War NtW
AN IMFOSINU VICTOR V ! A
trisa arasa aver the Resale foreea
la waatevw Qallrta was "
today sr tn Geraaaa waur ffte.
SHARP FIGHTING haa been rau
ansae! ta flanders. Freaeb., G
bis ssa Britten, official .
aneata tell af Hlnaia attack naas
Hll N. 0 and St. Xnlle, both ta
h TsrM'rtlUa. Th Paris and
l.endea extra aaanlcat Ion say ' tha
0rsaaa onalaasrht failed, hat Ber
lla characterises th iaaaeBts aa
INKING OF THBBB saar !
a ta nana sea ay uanaaua aaw,
saaHaaa la their new raaapatga laJ
wfare 4oar - Tha Swedish' '
I ww suiiiaa wtii is ia nna,
la laa lhast tkm aalaaaa after It
was taradad. Tat aaaels ta m
rtshlaa flaat laa than fifty sail
af Aberdeea wet nak y eaters
ITALIAN CABINET haa daoldcd aot
ta poataon tha assembllaa af Par
liament aa' May - IS d it la
thoaght la Hosae that Farllaaaant
saay asalst tha aablnet la raaehlage
"a ateetalaa which appears new ta
be almost Inevitable."
INFORMATION FROM tha Dara-
the hoaahardaaent of th Tarklah
farta waa carried aa Satarday and
that great damage waa laflletrd
by th warships of tho allies.,
LONDON, May S. Tha week-end
hag been marked by relative mild ac
tivity in the North Sea and the re
sumption of the submarine blockade
by German craft, which have, 'de
stroyed or damaged three vessels off
the Scilly Islands, one of the victims
being the American oil, tank steamer
Ouif light'. . .
No further official announcement
have been made concerning fighting
In the Dardanelles, but unofficial dl-
patches agree that the allies are pro
refialng toward the narrows, under
cover of their naval guns, which are
inflicting great damage 'on the Turk-'
ish defenses including the reported
total destruction of the town of Dar
danelles. ' , Tarka Claim Victory.
A late Turkish official announcement
claims, a victory near Gaba Tepeh, In th
(lalllpoll peninsula, which is said to have
resulted In th retreat ot tha colonial
British troops to (he shelter of their war
ships. This aocount, however, does not
agree with th British official report
published Saturday, which deolared that
the BritlMh were resuming tlie offenalv
after a stubborn resistance on th part ot
th Turks. . .
Petrograd continues to assert that tha
advance of Oerman troops tn th direc
tion 1 of Riga Is only a raid, but an un
easy feeling is growing In London that
these Invaders are In fore sufficiently
strong serious y, to threaten the Rgtaisjt
Other swetors on the eastern front
record- only minor engagements, whllo
tne . western battle line evidently , ara
taking a breathing spell after th atreny
usus activity of th last fortnight
. British Official Report.
LONDON, May S. -Ths re waa given out'
today a British official statement dated'
May I and reading as follows: .' 1
At 7 p. m. May I th Germans at
tacked Hill No. W, aoutheaat of Yprea'
snd yesterday evening they attacked In
the neighborhood of 8t Jujien. These at-'
tacks were both repuTsed. W lost nor
ground and w Inflicted heavy casualties'
un th enemy In spite of th fact that ha
again used poisonous gases, emitted both.
from tubes tn the trenches and from es
pecially manufactured shells. ' '
"A German aeroplane yesterday after
noon waa chased by on of our machines
to within rifle rang of our trenohea and
then brought down by our fire." ' '
: Preach Official Report.
PARIS, May l.-Th French war offlca
this af tern ton gave out an official re
port on th progress of hostilities read
ing: . . ,
"The Germans yesterday made two at
tack a with asphyxiating gases. One was
to th north of Ypiea. near St. Jullen, and
the other was to the south of Tpres,r
near Hill No. SO . Neither one accom
"There la nothing to report from the
rest of the front."
PRISON FOR PEDDLERS OF
ANY ADULTERATED LIQUOR
CAIRO, May 1 Martial law has made
It a dangeroua matter for the peddlers of
adulterated liquor to attempt business
near tha British encampments In Egypt.
By proclamation, lieutenant General
Maxwell has empowered speciat'otficeis
to enter snd Inspect any ' establishment
suspected of selling bad liquor within
a radius of five miles of any place wher
British troops are atatloned. Any per
son found selling adulterated or Inferior,
alcoholic drinka la liable to Impr'son
menl. fine snd loss of license. ,
Egypt la in ' normal times filled with
imitation liquors, wines and beers of auch
a poisonous nature that tlie drinkers go
Insane. Both the health and discipline
of th troops was affected by this
menace, now removed, In (he early days
of the war.
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