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VOL. XLIV-XO. 281.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY . MORNING, MAY 12, 1915-TWELVE PAGES.
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CONFIDENT NAYY IS
ABLE TO VINDICATE
Expressions of Pride in Floating
Fortresses Made tt Banquet to
Atlantio Fleet Chiefs at
GEORGE WASHINGTON, THEME
Many 'Zrents Are "Arrange d
Honor of United States Sea
CROWDS VIEW THE ARMADA
NEW YORK, -May H.-Pride-in
the United States navy and confi
dence that if called upon to vindicate
the honor of the nation, It would up
hold the heroic traditions of the past,
were voiced at a luncheon tendered
today to Admiral Fletcher and the
officers of the Atlantic fleet" at
Fraunees' tavern by the Sons of the
The occasion was one of the many
events, arranged for the entertain
ment of the fleet during its visit to
New Yorlc and was followed tonight
by a reception to the officers at the
New York Yacht club.
AVh Uaeata Assembled.
The guests for the luncheon assembled
In the historic room where George, Wash
ington parted from, his officers and
Washington aa the first commander-ln-Chlet
of the United States navy was In
part the theme of the addresses.
" James M. Beck, former attorney gen
eral. the principal speaker, declared that
If Washington had been present "o would
ahare with us the pride and gratification
that we all take In the navy of the United
States and In the confident expectation
that if the time should ever come when
that navy would be obliged to vindicate
by force the honor of the United States
every member from the admiral on the
bridge to the humblest stoker in the. en
gine room would be united In ' passing
along as a flaming torch to the next
generation the noble and heroic tradi
tions of the American navy..
Admiral Fletcher voiced the 'apprecia
tion of the officer and men for the wel
come tendered them here and discussed
the training accorded to the enlisted men.
lie said that the atmosphere under which
they grew up was a wholesome one.
There was" no abatement today in the
thrnnsrs of sightseers who visited the
waterfront to view the fleet at anchor m
the ' river. The. ships during ttie after
noon entertained thousand. So great has
been the Interest In the submarine fla-
" tllla that the pier facilities have be err in
: adequate to accommodate the visitors and
today the little -vessel were removed to
anchorages where the accommodations
Heir to Big Fortune
Located at Lincoln
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
UNCOIA'i May 11. (Special Tele-gram.)-Alfred
Bourne, the man whom
detectives have traveled 5,000 miles to
locate, that they might present hlra with
a fortune of 7.S00,CM left by - a rich
uncle In Australia, was located In IJn
coln this morning and told of hi sgood
fortune. . Ha appeared to be very calm
ever the matter and will take a few
days before leaving to Halm the estate
In Australia, after, whicli he will re
turn to America and look after a por
tion of it which is luvcatcd in railway
stocks and bonds.
AcHse4 of HaUlas Check.
BEATIUCE. Neb., May U. (Special
Telegram.) Charles Perkins of Exeter,
Np., was bound over to the , district
court this evening on the charge of rais
ing a check signed by J. 8. Rutherford
of this city from 19.60 to S68.W. In default
of 11,009 bond he was lodged in Jail.
Moror Mudsrett Sustained.
HASTINOS. Neb., . May 1L (Special
TelegTam.)The city council last night
austalned Mayor Madgett's veto of the
ordinance repealing the ordinance limit
ing the number of saloons In Hast'ngs to
Forecast till 7 p. m. Wednesday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Fair, not much cange In temperature.
Temperature mi Omah yesterday.
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Lowest yesterday 1 37 4 4S
Mean tempiature ! M 6 Bl
Precipitation -....AO T T .10
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the nurmal:
Normal temperature Ti
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Total excess sinre March 1 7s
.Normal precipitation IS inch
deficiency for t're dy 1lnrh
Total rainfall since Marr-h 1... .2 8S inches
Iteficiency since Mann 1 1. Inches
TJeficlenoy for cor. period. VJU. .l ia inches
Kxcoss for cor. period, ly 13 2 is inches
Reports from Stattoms T P. si.
Etation and Btate Temp. High. Rain
of Weather. 7 p. in. cat. talL
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CROWDS IN CUNARD LINE'S OFFICE IN NEW YORK
and relatites on the Lusitania on the day it went down. '
1 . .n.UH'll'
Dispatch from Athens Reports Cap
ture of Important Positions by .
'Allies After Bloody Balttle.-
TURKISH REPORT CONTRADICTS
LONDON, May 11. rThe allied
troops of the Galllpoll peninsula con
tinued the advance Friday and Sat
urday, according to an Athens dis
patch to' the Exchange Telegraph
company. They are reported to
have occupied Important positions In
spite of the desperate resistance of
fered by the Turks, whose total
losses are estimated at 45,000 men.
The hospitals In Constantinople are
said to be so crowded that wounded
are being sent 'to Konieh, In Asia
Tories 4'aill It -Victory.
CONSTANTINOPLE,, May 10.(Vla Am
sterdam and Iondon, May 11.) The fol
lowing 'statement was "issued today ' by
the Turkish war office:." . . -
."On the- Dardanelles front the enemy
made - four ' desperate attapk.- near- Arl
B;Urnu Bunds ynlffht,but wes repulsed
by bayonet, attacks' and suffered heaVy
kssea.' Three -ehemy battalions were an
. "Monday afternoon the -tnemy
stahtly carried many wounded to their
boats. - . ' , ;
"In the south ttear, Seddui Bahr, the,
enern' attacked under the protection ef
naval gui'S, but owing to our counter at
tack his assault was unsurcersf ul."
TarltlsbT Troop '(.ravin- Snsyraa.
IjONPOX. May II. Turkish troopa are
being transported from Rfnyma to the
Turkish . seaports of Alexandretta and
Adalla, says a dispatch received today
from Athens by the London Evening
filar, owing to the fear thut a . landing
is about to bo made at those places by
forces of the allies.
WASHINGTON, May 11. Despite the
rofusal of cabinet officials to discuss
what took place at today's meeting' with
the president tt become known late to
day that one subject of discussion was
Drr-"Bemhsrd IVrnhcrg, former German
colonnal secretary and sometimes spoken
of as Emperor William's unofficial spokes
man In the Unltod Rtatca.
Dr. ' Dcrnburr's speeches wrre referred
to. It was understood sud his most re
cent utterances In Cleveland and New
Tork Justifying the torpedoing of the
r,ultaniH were mentioned. .
Although the ' German embassy hss
stated that Dr. Demburg has no connec
tloii with It ar.d that he Is In the United
States as the representative of the Ger
man P.ed Cross, too ttate department
never hos been officially advised of his
status. In' view of his prominence and
the weight of his utterances, it Wss'be
tng sugxestcd today In official quarters
that It might not ba unusual If the .Mate
de partment were to Inquire of Count
Eernstorff of Us standing. .
Bo far Lr. 1 lernburg is regarded as a
traveler and a guest of the United 8tates.
:: M ! SOUTH DAKOTA KNIGHTS
;:"L . of cclumbus elect
TANKTOX, a D., May ll.( Special
Telegram.) The Knights of Columbus In
state convention here elected officers at
follows: Pat Wickham, Alexandria, state,
e'eputy; D. M. Flnnegan, Yankton, treas
urer; John C'avanaugh, Aberdeen, secre
tary; John Murphy, Lead, warden; Vin
cent P. Dooley, Sioux Falls, advocate;
Father Breen, Chamberlain, chaplain;
Steve Hentges of Yankton. J. R. Dalton
of Woonaocket, past atate deputy, and
Pat Wickham, state deputy, delegates to
national convention at Seattle. Lead was
chosen for the state convention In Hit.
OMAHA ATTORNEY WEDDED
TO YOUNG KEARNEY WOMAN
KEARNEY, Neb.. May 11 - Special Tel
egram.) Miss Florence Uostetler and
Anan Raymond were married here, today
at the home of the bride s parents. Judge
and sirs. Bruno O. Hostetler, In the
presence of IK guests. The wedding was
among the most beautiful ooruring Is
this city this year. Mr. and Mrs. Ray
mond will reside at Dundee, the groora
being a prominent young attorney of
V"'' Ye ---r-
FLEW FLAG OF D. S.
Chief Officer, in Statement, Asserts
' He Saw Submarine, but No
Colors on It
ENSIGN WAS SIX BY TEN FEET
WASHINGTON, May 11 The
State s department late today made
public a, sworn statement by Ralph
K. 8mlth, ehlef officer of the Ameri
can steamer Gulfllght. describing the
torpedoing of that' vessel May 1 off
the Scllly Islands.
When torpedoed, the officer says,
the Gulflight was flying ' a ' large
American ensign, six by ten feet in
size, ile said be saw the submarine,
but "could not distinguish or see any
flgg flying on It."
Chief Officer Smith further says
that shortly before the submarine
was sigh ted two British patrol boats,
the lago and Filey, took' positions on
either. side or the Gulflight and or
dered it to follow-tbem.lo the Bishop
"l nersbnaTIy ""observed .;ouf?rralf
was standing out well to the breese,"
the officer stated. .
Elks of Nebraska -In
FREMONT, Neb., May M. Special Tel
egram.! Fremont Is m the hands of the
Nebraska. Elks who gathered here about
200 strong today , for the third annus I
state convention. The city Is gaily dec
orated In the colors of the order. In purple
and white, and the national emblem.
The first business sesrton was held this
evening following a buffet lunch and
smoker at the local lodge rooms. Thirty
automobiles came .from Omaha and am
many more are here from other towns
over the state.. Frank U Rain of Fair
bury Is president. All slxten lodges In
the state are represented by delegates as
AUIanoe, Beatrice, Kalrbury, Fremont.
NoTfolk Lincoln; Omaha, Falli City.
Kearney Columbua, Grand Island, Platta
mouth, Tork, Nebraska City, Hastings
and North Platte.
The closing business session and elec
tion of officers will be held tomorrow
morning, followed by a fish bake and
program of sports at the Country club.
This evening a special entertainment
was held at a local theater when the
fitecher brothers appeared In a wrestling
Airman Drops Bombs
Into Paris Suburb
PARIS, May-11. A German aeroplane
passed over St Denis, a suburb of Paris,
shortly, after' 7 o'clock' this morning and
diopped five bombs.
.One bomb fell through the roof of an
apartment occupied by Mme. Bolleker,
bounced- front the bed where her t-year-old
son Andre was . sleeping, and then
struck the . floor, where It exploded.
Fragments of the bomb slightly wounded
Another-missile on.rxploiing wounded
five men who were sleeping in a shed.
The other boubs damaged an apartment
Villa Destroys Left
Wing of Obregon
WASHINGTON, Msy ll.-General Villa
claims he has' destroyed the left wing
of Obregon s army !n a dispatch to his
agency here. The trlegram says the
battle was south of Ion and that the
VUla forces now have advanced to
Irapuato. A pother )ittl is experted.
KILLED BY TEXAS RANGERS
ALPINE, Tex., Msy 11-Two Mexicans
of a band of twelve smurrlrs were killed
and othera wounded today In a runn'ng
fight with United 8tates river guards,
Texas rangers, at a point fifty miles be
low , Boaqulllat In Brewster county.
Nearly luO stolen cattle were recovered.
Recent wholesale thefts of cattle re
sulted la the organisation of a number of
posses. Warrants have been Issued for a
dose a maa and several arreaU have bee a
made la ooaaectioa with the smuggling
seeking news about friends
V 4 .
V -w - a i
BODIES ARE FOUND
Corpses of Twelve Victims of Lusi
tania Wreck Drift Ashore Near
: Baltimore, on Irish Coast.
ANOTHER IS FOUND AFLOAT
HI LI, F.TIN.
.' QUEENSTOWN, May - 1. Sixteen
bodies were brought . Into Queens
town this afternoon by a tug char
tered by the. Cunard line. None of
the boji have yet been Identified.
The bodies are thoso of ntne men,
five women and a boy and girl. They
were floating with life belts, twenty
miles east of the scene of the disas
ter. ' Because of the condition of the
bodies identification will be difficult.
QUEENSTOWN, May 11. ie
number of bodies of Lusitania vic
tims . at Baltimore, a small seaport
on the 'southern Irish coast, waa in
creased this morning. to ten. Two
other . bodies have , been brought
ashore at Caetletowuseud, near.Bal
Uoioc.rj3 the.. bodies at Baltimore
six are Wen ana jour women.
The Cunard liner today, dispatched a
tn to Baltimore to bring all twelve
bodies to Queenstown. Relatives of sur-
vTVdri. : who had planned to leave today,
are going to remain over In tho hope of
the possibility of making further Identi
fications, It Is reported her that one
of the bodies at Baltimore had on It the
name of Harrison, .Main street, Bridge
port, Conn., and that on another there
was found the circular of a firm called
Florence & Co., toothbrush manufactur
ers In Connecticut. The tug dispatched
yesterday evening by the Cunard com
pany to .the s ne of the disaster to look
for bodlos.-haa not returned to Queens
town up to noon today.
Body of Thompson FosnJ.
The tody of Albert Tnompson of To
ronto, brought In by a trawler last night,
wss found drifting with wreckage near
the coast not far from the scene of the
Lusitania disaster, which leads to the
hope that additional bodies may be found
In that vicinity.
A current of from two and one-half to
three knots races around Oldhead. Kin
sale, and this has been augmented by a
stiff wind, which at the end of eight or
nine days may carry oodies- ashore
around Cape Clear, on the ' West Irish
coast. The winds ordinarily prevailing
would have brought bodies ashore on the
Atlantic coast of Cornwall. Kngland.
The Cunard Steamship company, after
much trouble, baa sent a tug to the scone
of the disaster with Instructions to run
into the nearest cove and Inform Cunard
officials here if even a single body Is
" Urn Americas Mr. ala I.lfewoata.
There are Indications that the heavy
death-roll among the American, men In
the first cabin was duo to a, scarcity of
life belts, many of them having given the
life' preservers they had obtained to
women. There is a preponaerance or
testimony that no 'American man got
Into a boat until after he had been
thrown Into the water.
'' Taaeerbtlta Wait im Search.
Wabbj Wade, secretary of Alfred O.
Vanderbilt, haa not yet been able to ar
range with ' the authorities . to comply
with his request that all neoessary tugs
be rhsrtered at the expense of the Van
derbilt family to searijt for other bodies
as well as tcr that of Mr. Vanderbilt.
I'ntll he heard the story of Dr. Owen
Kennn of New Tork, Mr. Wade believed
his employer had entered one of the
boats smashed sgalnst the side of the
ship, but Dr. Kenan's story Is so definite
It Is accepted generally as the correct
version of Mr. Vanderbilt's last moments
aboard the ship.
When the Luaitania waa In Ita death
(Continued on Page Two, Column Four.)
' Of all the cities in the
United States, Omaha it
second only to San Fran
cisco in the cumber of tele
phones in use in proportion
to population. - Pretty good
sign of up-to-date-ncss. ,
KAISER WILL PAY
FOR ALL NEUTRAL
Imperial Government Announces
that Subset Chiefs Told Not
to Harm Noncombatant
TO RECOGNIZE RESPONSIBILITY
If Matter of Slame in Doubt Will
ing to . Have International
JUSTIFIES UNDERWATER RAIDS
WASHINGTON. May It. Ger
many, through Ambassador Gerard,
today notified the I'nltcd States that
submarine commanders had ben
specifically instructed not to harm
neutral vessels not engaged In hostile
acts, and that Germany would pay
for damages to such ships In the war
Ships carrying contraband will be
dealt with, the announcement says,
according to the rules of naval war
faro. If neutral ships are ac
cidentally damaged In the war tone,
Germany will express Its regret and
pay damage without prize court pro
ceedings. The German government Justifies Its
submarine warfare on the ground that
Bngland la threatening to starve the
civilian population of Uermany by sup
pressing neutral commerce In foodstuffs
and other necessaries.
Teat of Statement.
The text of the announcement made by
Ambassador Oerard was Issued by
the Berlin foreign otflfe In the form
of a circular as follows:
First, the Imperial Orman govern
ment naturally has.no Intention of caus
ing to be attacked by submarines or air
craft such neutral ships of commerce In
the sons of naval warfare, or definitely
described In the notice of the German ad
miralty staff of February 4 last, as have
been guilty of no Jvuitlle act.' On the
contrary the most definite Instructions
repeatedly have been Issued to German
war vesMnls to avoid attacks on such ships
under all circumstances. Kven when
such ships have, contraband of war on
board, they are dealt with by submarines
solely according to the rule of Interna
tional law applying: to prise warfare.'
"I Should a neutral ship nevertheless
come to barm' through German sub
marines or aircraft or on account of an
unforunate f In the above menti6ned
sons of naval warfare the German gov
ernment will unreservedly reuognlxe its
responsibility therefore. . In such a case
It will express Its regrets and afford
damages without first Instituting a prise
. To Make I nrest la t loa.
"J. It Is the custom of the German gov
ernment ' as soon aa the sinking of a
neutral ahlp in the above mentioned sone
of naval warfare la ascribed to German
war vessels to Institute an Immediate In
vestigation Into the cause. If grounds ap
pear thereby to be given for association
of such a hypothesis, the German navy
places Itself in communication with the
Interested - neutral government so that
the latter may also Institute an Investi
gation. "If the German government Is thereby
convinced that the ship has been de
stroyed by German war veesels. It will
not delay In carrying out the provisions
o paragraph two above. In case the
German government, contrary to the view
point of the neutral government, is not
convinced by the request for the Investi
gation the German government has also
already on several occasions declared It
self ready to allow, the question to be
decided by an International Investigation
committee according to chapter three of
The Hague contention October IS, 1307,
for the peaceful solution of international
Indicates word missing In text.
MANY INITIATED INTO
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
HUMPHREY, Neb.. May ll.-(Special.)
81xty-three candidates were . Initiated
yesterday aa members of the newly or
ganised Ave Maria council No. 179.
Humphrey, Neb., Into the Knlghta of Co
lumbus order. A special train from Co
lumbua to Humphrey brought seventy-
Ova members and visitors, and were
mat at the depot by the Humphrey band
and escorted to the arochlal school,
wier the class Initiation took place.
Rev. Edward S. Muenlch of Madison
fleltvered the sermon. The first degree
was contorted to the csndldates by the
officers of the Albion council. Officers
of the Columbua council took charge of
the second degree, and the third degree
waa exemplified by District Deputy F.
McLaughlin and staff from Omaha.
After the Initiation a banquet was served
Rev. Father Mark was toastmaster and
called upon the following for addrei-sesi
Judge Corcoran of Tork, Rev. E- B
Muonlch. Madison: Edward Blmeral,
Cmaha: Charles F. Mclaughlin. Omaha;
will Mpfnrmtrk and John Hlnch of
The following clergymen attended the
c'.ass Initiation: Rev. Thomaa Walsh,
Fattle Creek; Rev. Mr. Morlsrlty. Nor
folk; Rev. Mr. Crowly, Albion; Rev. E.
8. Muenlch, Madison, and Revs. Fathers
Klorentlus and Mark, both of Humphrey.
uttlng Knights attended from Co-li-mbus,
- Albion, Petersburg, Lindsay,
I'attle Creek, Norfolk, Madison, Platte
Center and Schuyler.
Depart aseat Orders.
WASHINGTON. May 11. Kp.?tal Telo-
fiam.) Postmasters amtotnted: lows
anie F. Mill. vie O. W. I lasnelrooth, re-
inovn, (-nuiicotne, waneilo county.
South Dakota Carl K. ttrhook. vice
Jacob M. Luta, rnmgnad, Greenway, Mc
pherson county; Victor E. Htolherg. vi
C. 1. UnsuoUi, reaignod, Terry Lawrence
r'lnier G. Houston was reappointed
postmasler st Celi-tchs. Fall River eounly.
Civil senirs elimination will N held
on June it for rural itter 'arrtrrs at
Hralnsrd. TIMrn Dodge. Knerann. K ne
ts w. Mobrera. Oshfcoso. Koaaile, Woud
ITALY IS READY
TO OBTJMTO WAR
Opposition to Participation in Con
flict Has Virtually Subsided,
Exoept Among Socialists.
RUMOR TEUTONS DECLARED WAR
! ROME. May 10. (Via Paris, May
:11.) Although negotiations with
and there Is a bare possibility the In
fluence of former Premier Glollttl
may avert war, military preparations
pointing to Austria aa an Inevitable
antagonist are so thorough and vig
orous that a conflict seem unavoid
able. Even discussions among the
opoaitlon parties have virtually
ceased. Only tha lrreconcillable so
cialists, whose deputies met In the
chamber today, stUl oppose Italy's
participation In the war, and their
attitude la believed to be guided
more by a desire for consistency
than becauae of opposition to a war.
. Tfca lstrlwi.
The Interview between cx-Premler Oo
llttl and King, Victor Rmmannol today
waa followed by a longer one between
the ex-premler and Premier Falanda.
Slgnor Olollttl was Informed of all the
negotiations that had been entered into
both with the central empires and with
the allies' countries. This was done so
ss It enable him to Judge the -situation
in Ita entirety, and with the hope that
the whole ef Parliament would be unani
mous In the decision which Italy Is ex
pertsd to take within the nest few days.
New offers are understood to have
come today from the central empires
which the Rome cabinet still finds In
adequate. Matter af Tiara.
ON THE ITALIAN FRONTIER. May
U. (Via Paris.) The opinion prevails In
Rome that Italy's participation In the
a-ar la only a question of day. Along
the Austrian frontier, where the corre
spondent of the Associated Press haa
been from one end of the line to the
other. It Is universally felt that war la a
question only of hours.
Nevertheless there Is stilt In Italy a
party which hopes In the possibility of
the country remaining neutral. With the
Idea ef presenting correctly the views ef
this party ita leader, one of the most
Influential statesmen of modern Italy,
has been Interviewed. This ' atatosman
lives near the frontier. Ue declined to
permit his Identity to be divulged for
fear his words would be misunderstood
ss an endeavor to create obstacles for
the present cabinet, "and this cabinet,1
he said, "must be . supported by all
Italian even If M, makea. mistakes.
Mast Ba Faltkvfnl. V' ,
Continuing, the leader ef this party
sold: ''Italy. o far aa- possible must re
main .faithful to ita treaty with the . cen
tral empire. They allowed It to remain
neutral, but not to pass to the opposite
camp. . -
'Whatever examples may he brought
forward of the violation of International
agreements, It Is neither noble nor hon
orable for any country to commit such
violation without very grave motives.
"In the present situation Italy would
not have a sufficient motive to cast off
Its ancient allies If Austria would eon
sent to Concede ita territory inhabited by
"If Trieste were organised Into a free
city administered by its Italian cltlsens
snd protected against any possible at
tempt on Its nationality, Italy might be
satisfied to receive the remainder of
Italian territory now under' Austrian ad
ministration, leaving at the aame time
Trieste' to the . central empires as an
Italian commercial port."
Raasora Tratoss Have Declared War
PARES, Msy 11. It la being persistently
rumored In Paris that Germany and
Auatria-Hungary have already, declared
or are about to declare war on Italy In
anticipation of such action on Its part
directed against themselves. . This re
port, however, ba received no confirma
tion of any kind. . ,
Another rumor ourrent on the Bourse
today was that tha Italian government
has signed an agreement with the allies,
Great Britain, France and Russia to
take part In the war not later than May
tt. This rumor, also, is without confirma
French observers of the political altua
tlon Infer from the audience by King
Victor Emmanuel and former Prim
Minister Glollttl, that the non-Intervention
party in Italy has determined to
withdraw alt opposition to the war.
Consequently the Italian parties would
be united In support of a war polloy, In
tha judgment of French observers, baaed
upon two fundamental considerations,
namely, that wrongs hsve been don to
Herbla and Belgium and that the racial
aspiration of the Italian en tha east
ern shore of the Adriatic and In the
Mediterranean now can ba satisfied.
Military writer are presenting the
argument that war for Germany and
Austria on a third frontier undoubtedly
will make the resistance of the central
empires on their other front more
feeble, so mu h so that with the advent
of Italy, victory over Uermany la t for
the middle of the summer.
Itallaae Are Ordered IToaae.
GENEVA, Dwltserland, May 11. (Via
Paris. -AU Italian officers and men In
Swllserland up to the ago of M were or
dered yesterday to rejoin their regiments
Austrian and Bavarian forces are con
centrating In the Tyrol.
AutomobUea belonging to the Italian
royal family, which had been assembled
at Nonha, near Milan, were sent t
Verona yesterday for the us of . the
Shipments of freight from Italy to Ger
many through Swltserland have virtually
ceased. Italian passenger train servtca
to point on the fctwlsa frontier is dimin
laaalatloa af Uaa ratal.
SIOUX FALI4 S. D.. May It (Bpe
clal Telegram. )-John T. Lee of Haytl,
who waa overcome by ga In a local
hotel Thuraday night of laat week, died
today without regaining consciousness.
Although, there were electric light ta
the room, ha Mad the ga tight and ftUlod
to turn tbeaa off properly, upon retiring.
ACTION Itl CASE
OF SINKING SHIP
President Sayi He Will Come to a
Decision as Soon as He Bai
All(the Varioui Elements
ADDRESS IS KOI SPECIFIC
Executive Was Discussing Oentral
Principles and Ideals in His ,
MANY CALLERS AT WHITE HOUSE
The Day's War News
NKWIV 11 UVH tTF.n offensive
movement of the allies aver a Inn
section of the front la - Melalem
and northern K-ssrf haa developed'
a sreaeral enaag'emnt of eonslder-:
able latenatty. The official atate'
meat from Berlin today roared)
that the allies have won arena d
attache elsewhere are said to have'
bee a repelled.
ITALIAN OKFIfKRft aad men la
ftvtttaerland an to .the aire at A4
were , ordered yesterday to rejola
their regiments Immediately. A as.
trie aad Bavarian forces are roa.
reatratlaa la the Tyrol.
WAR BKTWRKN ITALY and the
roatral empires la son rrsTarded ta
Rama aa almost aaavoldahle. la
Pari tt la re mo red Oernsanr and,
Aaatrla have declared - vrar an.
Italy hat aa far as la kaowa there,
la aa aaale far soeh reports.
HSATY riOHTINO haa bee a In
regis aa tha Galllpoll penla..
a la elajrlasT tha laat tew day, at
thoasra aoooaate af tha reaalte are
la oomalet contradiction. Aa of
ftalat statement lamed at-Can-stoat
laople aaya the Preach aad
British troopa made foar attack
wear AvI Baraa oa Bandar,, bet
wera ' driven hark with heavy
lessee. A press dispatch from.
Ataeaa te London aaya that the
allies mad Importaat advance aa
Friday aad Ratarday. and that tha.
Tarklsh losses la tha ftghtlaa are
estimated at 4 H ,00.0 aa.
VICTORY I fitTVERAL Impartaat'
engaaremeate aloag tha Carpathlaa
rant la re parted la aa- official
Raselaa etatemen. Gorman aad .
Aastrtaa seessaU ( Important,
eaeeoeaea la these raatoae, how
ever, have not heea ejaallfled. ,
A uK R nf AN A KRO FLAM'S flew aves
t. Deeta, a eanara af Parts, today
rapped two bombs. Five per.'
sea war woaaded.
, i -. "' ' '
, WABHINOTON, May n.presl-
aent Wilson said today that hit
speech In Philadelphia last night
was not a declaration of policy In
reference to the Lusitania disaster;
that he was not thinking of any ape .
olal matter, but of the newly natural
ised Americans in his audience. The
president used the expression that h
waa thlnklns- nf tha 'Tain" anma n.n-'
pie were tryinc to raise.
The president-said he would make
a decision on the policy, to be fol
lowed In the Lusitania case as soon
as he had all the elements In mind.
For the present he had nothing, to
add, ho said, to his statement of taut
Saturday night, which was that lie
waa considering "very earnestly, but
very caimiy, me ngnt course or ac
tion to pursue," and that he knew
the country ei pec ted ,hlm to act
with deliberation aa well as with
' Decision Nat Yet Reached. .
The president mad It clear that he waa
expressing a personal attitude and.. not
referring to any specific, case. That led
to the belief In many quarter that tho
president had not reached a decision m
the Lusitania case and waa speaking his
personal feelings as to the Ideal tha
United State should have In this situa
tion, as wU as other phases of the world
wide war. It was taken that he waa en
deavoring to explain broadly thajt the
United tate should seek to serve the
(Continued oa Tag Two. Column Two.)
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