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VOL. XUV NO. 4S.
OMAHA. St'XDAV MoUXIXd, MAY (, . 1P1.V-FIVK sixTioNs-roinv-roni pauix
SLVflLh COPY FIVE CENTS.
HEIR TO $4,000,000, i
RUSE TRIPS HIM UP;
ipreme Court Sends Wunrath Case !
to New Trial Because Ver
dict Based on Perjured
PAKE ESTATE FURNISHES CLUE
Plaintiff Tells Story t . His Life to
Deteotive Posing as New
DISCLOSES EYE HURT BEFORE
The $4,000,000 estate in Germany i
which William Wunrath, an Omaha
jantlor, was to inherit was just a
detective fairy tale.
The yarn was given to the news-1
papers about a year ago, and Wun-1
rath was keyed up to the point of ;
swallowing it, hook, bait and all.Jjuti
now it is disclosed that it was Just a
clever ruse to get back of some sus- j
picious testimony on which Wunrath
had secured a judgment in the dis
trict court here for 18,100.
; To qualify as the expectant heir to
the four millions Wunrath told the
imaginative detective the story of his
life, and what he told was used to
reopen the damage suit for which a
new trial was ordered, and just af-
! firmed last week by decision of the
xUte supreme court to which it was
f For a proper perspective of this
Interesting story, readers of The Bee,
who have already had some of the
inside facts about the Wunrath case,
will have to have their memories re
freshed. Wunrath sustained a fall
down an elevator shaft while em
ployed by i.e People's Furniture and
; Carpet company, and brought suit
' for damages. The first trial resulted
! in no verdict, and the second trial in
i Judgment for $8,100, upon which
Wunrath's attorneys immediately
filed a 50 per cent lien. In the trial
Wunrath had dwelt upon the per
manent Jnjury of one of his eyes,
, and many questions ana answers
turped on his loss of sight, although
..that was not aliened In the netltion.
It was her-aaKAh. verdict was
'Vendered that the detective came ' In,
r when a prosperous looking? man appeared
, ou the acme a little ever, a year ago.
and Introduced himself to Wunrath a
an attorney from isew jor. , ,
"You are the sole heir to a4M.OOO.OOO
eetate In Oermany." he told him. "You
can have the estate aa soon an we make
an Investigation to satisfy us that you
are the right man."
The "New York attorney" was operator
' No. 103 of the Pinkerton Detective agency.
What Wunrath tbid him ia related In
. the report msde by No. 103 da tad March
What the Detective teamed.
"At 2:30 p. m I went to residence, board
ing Hanscom park car west, and want to
tl29 Pacific avenue, where I meet William
Wunrath. He was walking- down the
street without a cane or crutch.
,.; "I want to his residence, where I In
terviewed him. He stated that he was
born In Holsteln, Germany, and that he
was 58 years old his . last birthday, and
that he came to the United States in 1K7
He stated that he had a number of acci
dents during his lire; that his band was
injured In a railroad wreck several years
ago. and that one of his fingers was left
a tiff as a result: that he was once kicked
by a horse In the head, and that he lost
the sight of one of his eyes. .
. "He stated that he received 11,250 from
the Iowa Commercial Travelers' Insur
ance company and that they cancelled his
"He said that he is now employed as
janitor In the building located at 1119-29
After another visit or two the "New
York attorney" left Omaha. A few days
later the newspapers printed long ac
counts of Wunrath's supposed Inheritance
of a 14,000,000 estate, but nothing more
was ever heard of It.
But enough information had been ob
tained to furnish the clue which ran
down and uncovered the application for
and payment of Indemnity on a policy
Issued by an accident company In Pes
Moines to the amount of 11,250 for the
permanent Injury of Wunrath's eye by
the previous accident when he was kicked
by a horse. Strangely enough the same,
doctor who had certified to the Insurance
company had also testified In the damage
(Continued on Page Four, Column Four.)
Forecast till T p. m. Sunday:
ror Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vloinlty
partly cloudy; cooler.
Temperature at Oiuahii Vratrnluy.
(oniparatlva kral Record. .
1915. ;91i. 191.t. 18U
Jllghest yesterday tw T3 6i M
l.ufcat yiterday & 47 fiO
Mean temperature 74 t M o-
tTntipltatlon 00 .at .ou
.Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temi't'l'at ur S2
V.accss for the day 12
Total excess slm-u Msrch 1 Hi
Normal precipitation 1 Inch
) r.i inn y for the d.iy IS Inch
'inlul rslnfsll fcinee March 1 2-Wi inehes
Ik-Hi Viii ) Kince March 1 i.ilt Inches
lxfiiien.) for cor. period. 1IU4..1 t7 Inches
kxccM for rer periuj, S.Mlncnrs
I.. A. WtlJSH. Local forecaster
, l In m.'
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FOR ACTS OF VALOR General Galopin, Military Gove
performed under firo in the present war, which has been ve
matter under what banner thav may be enrolled.
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l hi 3 UlTniP :
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Secretary Says it is Strong. Effi
cient, Well Supplied with Am
munition and Growing.
PESSIMISTS ARE DENOUNCED
v .NEW. YORK, May.. 18. Officers
of the Atlantic fleet gathered here
tonight at a dinner Ja their honor
and heard Secretary Jonephua Dan
iels defend ine navy L eillcient and
prepared for war, and promise that
tha administration, with the support
of the American people, would make
It more powerf ut and more efficient.
Mr. "Daniels answered this' navy's
critics, particularly the National Be
curltv learue. wnich recently made
yuviiK nil uvqq iciivr uouai lug luai
investigation ' disclosed ' that . the
navy was Inadequate, and unpre
pared for war.
"Our navy la good; it Is net good
enough," said the secretary. With your
help, aa long as I am secretary of tho
navy, we will all try to make It better,
The navy Is strong; It is not strong
enough... With the help of the whole
American people, with the help of con
gress and an administration thoroughly
committed to tho pollry of 'taking leave
to be strong upon the sees,' we will
make it stronger.
Attltade of Pessimists.
You have seen and lately you have
heard far too ; much of the petrified
pessimists, who visits . one of our levia
thans of power with a sour and disap
pointed visage, looking' for something
upon which he can hang a .tale of woe
and wall a Jeremiad. Tell him that the
New York is at onoe a source of prMe
and protection, and he tells you that
so long as we have not as many New
Torks as all the nations of the earth
combined, it is worthless. Point out that
flotilla of American submarines re
cently made one of tha longest continu
ous runs on record, and he sighs a deep
sigh .and his only comment la, 'but we
ought to have and build - them before
breakfast tomorrow aa many as the
ithree biggest European : nations com
The navy and Its head have been the
target of much criUolam ( of late, some
from those honest 'in their belief, but
sadly Ignorant or misinformed, and much
from purely partisan and political sources
which had ao Interest la facte whatever.
Aa for eueh criticism 'as concerned ray-
self I have kept silent. Time muni
justify, or time condemn. The splendid
condition of the ships for which you are
responsible, the splendid discipline of the
crews which you have established, make
today a far better answer than anything
I could have been able to say. As they
rida tonight at their anchors on the
river, let them stand as their own spokes
men, and I rejoice that It Is my pleasure
to greet here tonight the commander-in-chief
of the Atlantic fleet. Admiral
National Secartty Warned.
"A f' days ago a new organization.
bearing the name of National Security
league. Issued an open letter 'announcing
the result of Investigations and published
to the world this statement:
"Investigation discloses. It is asserted,
that the navy is neither adequate nor
prepared for war; that it Is Inadequately
manned. Is short of ammunition and has
no organized reserve of trained men, that
tte submarine flotilla exists chiefly on
paper. that fast scout cruisers, battle
cruisers, aeroplanes, mine layers, supply
ships and transports are larking, and that
target practice has been neglected or al
Farts In Ike Case.
"If the gentlemen who signed the above
ilbel of the navy had known the real
truth, their signatures would never have
been appended. If they bad not been
misled and misinformed, they would have
" 'Investigation discloses that tha navy
Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
Italian Crowds Shout "Death to
Emperor William; Hurrah for War!"
ROME, May 15. -(Via . rris.)-Blgnor
Marcora, president of the ohumber of
deputies, requested bv King Victor Em
manuel to form a new cabinet in succes
sion to the Palandra ministry, ' his re
fused the romnilsslon. H Is probable
that the king will Insist on Tremlor fial
apdra rcn-a'iilng in powur.
Riotous demonstrations continued in
Romj during the night. -They Increased
In Intensity when It became known that
the king hsd accepted Premier Salandra's
One of the most violent outbreaks was
an attempt of the orowds to approach
the Autilan embassy. A member of the
staff of the nationalist newspaper. Idea
Nastonale. hurled his cane .through a
window of the embassy.', He "as ar
At a meeting In Borghese square twenty
speakers, roost of them .deputies, made
addresses tn favor of- war.. A resolution
was oaesed to the.effsot that the people
of Rome believed the country to be fn
dagger a Ad would, prevent'wltn lK means
1 t their dispoaal
the sacrtflrs ef the na-
Attempt to Raid the
Pacific Cable Station
Close to Vancouver
VANCOUVER. B. C, May 15. An
armed raiding party attacked the Pacific
cable station at Bamfleld Creek on the
west coast of Vancouver Island early to
day. Shots were exchanged between the
raiders and a sentry, who roused the
military guard. The raiders escaped In
The attackers escaped in ' a launch,
which Is believed to have been 'fitted oat
In some Puget sound port In the state
ef 'Washington. , , ...
Tho attackers - were almost upon the
sentry before they were discovered. 'Two"
men penetrated to. the space between the
main ' office and the superintendent's
residence, . They . fled when shooting
began. ' ''.''
The military guard learned that a
launch for several days hsa been ' ex
changing signals with the shore. Addi
tional guards have been placed at the
station. . . ,
Dr-M. B. Lowrie
Is Dead in Denver
Dr. Matthew B. lowrie, founder and
first president . of the Omaha. Presby
terian Theological seminary, died yester
day in Denver, according to word re
ceived by Robert Dempster.
Although Dr. Lowrie attained an age
of more than 70 years of age he was
severely handicapped .by an asthma tie
trouble, which eventually caused his
death. He survived hlr wife, who died
In Denver following a sudden attack of
Illness, by only one month.'
Dr.' Lowrie was widely known tn con-
rectlou with his work for the seminary,
to which he gave his best abilities dur
ing many years. He left Omaha to go
to Colorado for his health about three
years ago. He came to Omaha from
Eoulder, Colo., where he was pastor of a
church twenty years ago.
He Is survived by a daughter, Miss
Talbot, M.W. A. Head,
Made Peace Umpire
LINCOLN. May -JL PL Tslbot, head
consul of the Modern Woodmen of Amer
ica, today received notlco of his appoint
ment as peace commissioner to represent
the United States in any litigation that
may arise between this country and
Bolivia. Tho appointment was mada by
Secretary of State Bryan. Mr. Bryan
and Mr. Talbot were former law partners.
Chancellor Famuel Avery of the Uni
versity of Nebraska has been appoint 1
to a place on the communion provided in
the treaty with faeden. llh men hav
liidicsted an Inlcnttcn ti ac:ept the in.
rnor of Paris, decorating French officers for heroic deeds
ry prolific or daring exploits among the men engaged, no
Whcn the people 111 Milan heard that
the 8alamln cabinet Insisted on resigning
a gathering of GO.uOu men and women
Protested with great vloh nce. Ther wero
cries of "down with t)t parllnmcn'.ary
camorat" "Death to R in per or William!"
"Dsath to Glollttl" 'Pclh and lCioperor
Franois Jeseph!" -"Hurrah for th warl"
' Jiuiral for the revolution:" "Down with
Leaflets were distributed on the streets
bearing the words, "Death to Qlollttl."
The count nf Turin, a cousin to King
Viator Bmraanuel, left the royal palace
on foot. He was recognised and hissed
anH a threatening mob surrounded him,
crying ."Hewn, with (be monarcyr "Long
llijsthe republic!'' ' - .
"fianUtiarlUaldt. a son of Oanesti Rio'
elottt Garibaldi, whe ns been flghUng
With tn rtenoh, htHtrg led the trowd In
Milan and declared "If the government
refuses to gq to war, my fant'ly will
lead the peopk on' the 'harricades.
Qabrlel D'Annunslo, addressing a crowd
today said: 'I. decline fn my honor that
the triple 'alliance .was denounced, by
Italy on May 4.".
The Day's War News
luiitiaiui. ItuitAU, UU Isiisru.
tlal Oermaa aawspaper, aaaoaneed
that "high goveramemt circles" In
(Germany favored sabmlssloa to a
co art mt arbitration of the aes
tlons at tasae between tho halted
States and tlermaay.
GIUSEPPU MARCORA, n Uarltmldl
Veteran, Is to form the new cabi
net to gralde Italy through tha
LOlfDOX . REPORTS say that Italy
rsaoasesd Its alllanea with tier
many and Austria a week ago and
news of the final break la expected
there. Internal agitation eon-
ttaaee la Italy; A strike has hern
osvllae nt Milan as n protest against
tho eeaiss of .political rveata. The
city la la the hkBds of the mill.
OPPOSING ARM IKS In east and west
are apparent If naable to snake
err eat headway nt present, al
thongh severe; fighting; centlnnee.
The Preach offensive north of Ar
rais as saaae little farther prog,
ress. The one important cbane
repartee la tha shattering of the
' Anatrlan. line near the Hakowlna
frontier. This Bass lan claim,
however, has pot been confirmed
from German or Anstrlna soarcr.
ANTI-GERM A IV RIOTS In Booth
Africa have bronght aboot seri
ous condition of affairs.. In many
of the ' Important cities of the
I'nlon of Sooth Africa shops, store
houses and hotels owned by Ger
mans or Aaatrtaas have been
bnrncd or sacked.
FRENCH TROOPS have pushed back
the German line 3W sards la the
direction of Hooches, the war of
fice at Parts announced.
DANISH STEAMER MAHTHA was
torpedoed and soak today by a
German an Binaries. The attack
took place off Aberdeen. The
eighteen luembere of the crew
Britons and Franks
Sent Into War Zone
by Turks Returned
LONDON, May U.-Flfty British and
French nationals, who were deported
from Constantinople to the Uallipoll pen
insula by the Turkish authorities, have
been brought back to the capital through
the efforts of United Ptatss Ambassador
Morgenthau, according to a Ileuter dis
patch from Athens.
The deportation of British snd French
cltJsoriB to the sone of violent flghUng
in tlie Dardanelles region was decreed b
Turkey on the ground that shell fire from
the allied fleet was killing Turkish nun
combatants, whoso homes are on the
peninsula. As soon as the order was
iHNucd Mr. Morgenthau was requested
by the jtrltish and French governments
to file a vigorous protest In their behalr.
- V 'At'
- Br a xa
Mutinous Naval Squadron Bom
bards Capital of Portugal
and Damage Heavy.
FORMER PREMIER IS KILLED
y 16. A lUvas div
patch from Madrid says It is of flcl -
ally reported that the bombardment
ot Lisbon by tho mutinous warships
resulted In great damage, many per
sona being killed.
' LONDON, May l&-:0 p. m.-A
revel squadron has bombarded the elty
of Lisbon (him the Jilver Tsgus, accord
ing' to further advices from Madrid re
ceived by. the Kabre. agency.
These advices to Madrid ark described
es official and they come direct from
Lisbon. . ; . ,
The ..bombardment of the warships re -
suited In the killing of a number r.f pec -
pie and the wounding of others. ' Con
siderable damage also was dona
It would appear that the navy Is at
the head of the rebel movement.
Private advices , reaching the Spanish
capital from Lisbon sets forth that the
commander of the Portuguese cruiser O.
Vaaco de Game, has been murdered.
The army garrisoning Lisbon Is remain
ing loyal to President Arriaga.
Dr. Costa- Assassinated.
A dispatch from Madrid to Reuters
Tlrm ..... i. i. ....
. . , cwvnvu
that Dr. Alfonso Costa,
of Portugal, has been assassinated In
Dr. Costa was a leader of the demo
cratic party In Portugal. In addition to
having been premier he had served also
es minister of finance snd minister' of
Justice. He was author of the taw pro
viding for the separation of church and
state and other ahtl-clerirgi measures.
He had been desorlbed as an uncom
promising advocate. of armed revolution
and several times he has been sent Into
exile. He was Imprisoned ss a rlDg
Uailer of the alwrtive revolution In Jan
uary -of -1801.
Several attempts have been made upon
the life of Dr. Costa. ' '
To .Visit Bellevue
The Nebraska Academy of Scleneea.
which will open Its twentyflfth 'annual
meeting at Lincoln May a, will make a
riild excursion Saturday to Bellevue,
whoso vicinity Is said to contain more
that is IntercxtliiK to the scientist tliun
any .tlr riri..n in Nebraska.
The following men will be Inpriers of the
various stuiy urotips: l!ntany. Prof A.
A. Taylor ant! IMof. Raymond J. PNml:!
irfh rTT, lr- " " Harbour rti', . rt f on, this
" iiirua nn-i nsecn. fror. Ijwr.nr
ei"i"-r anj rrui. jnyron it. PwanK; an
cient and modern Indian sites, H. V.
'CJllder and Dr. Melvln II. Ollmore; his
tcrical sites, Albert Watklns.
Luncheon will be held at Bellevue col-
i"Kf. aner wi'-n tne visitors will ex.
Plore the Kontenelle forest region. Mr. jonn on February 4 the American gov
Glltier will explain the Wallace mound irnment ought to have prevented Its cltl-
and crematory at the site.
Interesting snd Imimrtant progrsms
have been arranged for the meetings at
Stops at Fort Monroe
NKWTOUT NEWS, Vs., May lS.-The
Mayflower, with President Wilson and
his party aboard, srrlved in Hampton
Roadr at 11:30 o'clock.
The Mayflov.-cr turned Into Hampton
Koads to afford tho president an oppor
tunity of looking over Fort Monroe and
the splits around the roada
The president came ashore anl went to
tho gulf course.
The presence of the president on the
Mayflower ass not made known of
ficially to the fort authorities and the
customary salute was not fired
i iGERMAHY WANTS
TO ARBITRATE ITS
DISPUTE WITH U.S.
iLnsitania Note Handed to Foreign
j Office at Berlin by Ambassador
James W. Gerard.
MEDIATION IS IN FAVOR
Berlin Paper Says Government
Wishes to Submit Issue in Lusi
tania Case to Tribunal.
AMERICAN NOTE IS
! MEHUN. May i:i.--(Vr London)
i--James V. (lorard. the Anierlcan
iRmbHK.s'idor to Uprmany. hnndod to
I the forclpn office here this morning
the A merit. '.r, note rvith reference to
the sinklnK of the Cunard line steam
: ship I.usitnnln.
LONDON, May 15. The Eichange j ,,or crcano declined.
Telerrsph company has received the! The 't,n hen went into confer
followlnd: message from Amsterdam: j wltn Slgnor Sala.idra and It la
"A telegram from Herlin states j ,nourtt may he induced to re
that the Vossische Zoltunn an- j mln ,n POr.
nounces that hljh govornment clr
clcs In Germany, favor the submls -
Klon of tho Auant'lnn nf the Lusltnn -
la's sinking and the difficulties with
: America arising therefrom to a court
, 9aaaetlon Hrrrltril In WanklniUs
WASHINGTON, May 14The sugges
: tlon ot erblration contained In dispatches
j to London from Herlin by way of
j Amsterdam wna received among officials
I here with the Informal comment that
j such a courso was among the consldera
: tlons which had occurred In Washington,
but It wan pointed out that It probably
would not be satisfactory unless assur
ances were given In the meantime that
I t .. . . Y. I . I .
.119 buuiiiii 1 hit. n 1 1 .in un mcrvoaji)
ships was suspended.
A cablegram from Ambassador Ocrard
sent at 7 o'clock last night, reaching the
8 tats department early te day, stated the
ambasaador had not . then received the
American note. Htate department of
ficials expected further advices toon.
Meanwhile officials sought to trace the
note and hasten Us delivery. Having
;"nn,r " "as nuayea iron,
1 thgeM VAalnrdav m flernAAn am the Tsillske
ln. offlclaI. fe,t ure(I th.t
It. would resoh Ambassador Qerard today.
With the presentation ef the note the
t'nlted States wUI have submitted Its
esse and Germany is expected to pAaHejtoe feet that the Amtro-Oerman vtcry
the neat cneve in the dlplomaHe
pw.T.U Is confidently expected thai
uermany will give the matter immediate
consideration and send tu reply ia iMl
ten days.. ' , ., V .
Bernsiurrf Still Slleat.
Count bertistorff, ta Oerroan embassi
'dor, still was Silent. Hnme of his friends
said that he ass pleased with the ftlendSV
(character of the note and was confident
' that the controversy could he satlSfao
toriiy adjusted. .
Secretary Bryan had sent two messages
to Ambasssder Qerard after the note
Itself left the telegraph offices here-one
notifying him thst It had been sent and
1 "10tbr advising him that it had beeu
J arranged to release It for publication at
5 a. m. Friday, and therefore, to present
it to the Oerman foreign office as early
aa possible. Ambassador Gerard acknowl
Among well . Informed diplomats today
. V. Vul I.J . V. . 1 .. , . .
' wrmauy s reply
, .ou j .f,,,H . tno.na
It was thought not Improbable that
Oermany would suspend submarine war
fare while the diplomatic discussion was
In progress snd might suggest that If the
' British government notified all its mor
than! men to sail unarmed, tho right ef
visit snd search would then be exercised
to prevent contraband from reaching Its
It was believed Oermany might Insist
on retaining the submarine as a de
stroyer ef commerce, but would offer to
make no attacks on noncornbatants or
crew If merchantmen were unarmed and
did not offer resistance 'when encoun
tered. Pats Hlame on t'nlted States.
AMSTERDAM (via London). May IS.
All the blame for the sinking of ths Lusl
tanla Is placed upon the United States
government by the Berlin Vosslche Zel
tung of Thursday, which argues that the
liner took no care to avoid danger, but
rnnaiderad Its protection rested in a
"living American rampart."
The newspsper asserts It ; was the
Anierlcan pnasengers en board who were
1 1 Insure that 1,000 cases of ammunition
in Us hold would not be touched. It Is
tated that the fsct thst Americans were
ji.lng utilised for this purpose naturally
was concealed from passengers of that
Tk. v..i..t.. v.i. . I
e for the concealment of this dsnger
snd consider whether it can allow belllg.
erent states to stake the lives of Ameri
ran cilixens In order to obtain the con
veyance of contraband.
The newspaper further contends that
after Germany's declaration of a war
sens from embarking on British steam
ers, even those on the auxiliary list as In
t:nies of peace, Instead of permitting In
dividual Americans to run Into danger,
the magnitude of which they failed to
Editor is Convicted
,01 i itm I
of Criminal Libel
WATKRBI RV, Conn.. May 15.-William I
J. Pape. editor of tne Waterbury It"
publican, today was or.U-red committed I
to the New Haven county jail for thirty
days upon conviction en the charge of
criminal libel, by Judgo Walsh of the
court of common pleas. Senator James
A. Peasley of this city, the complstnant,
specified two editorials appearing la
Pape's paper ss being abusive. Indecent
ITALY ON BRINK
OF WAR WITH ITS
Unofficial Report Printed in Lon
don Says Kinj Denounced tha
Triple Alliance 0n
LONDON LIXF.S WILSON'S NOTE
Only Criticism is on Section Refer
ring to Germany's Conduct in
1 Past Werfare.
AUSTRIAN REPORTED ROUTED
TIOMK. May 16. (Via
King Victor Emmanuel
raolo Cacano. formerly minister of
the treasury In the 8alaodra cabi
net to form a new cabinet, hnt fit.
LONDON, May 15. After having
l. """"v. ay i
1 n tT
serine of chlmer-
iai criseses. the British public n
coming to the belief that Italy has
flnnllw ... .1. j
imncu me point or a mo
mentous decision tn the matter of Its
relations to the triple alliance.
Early today London was informed
unofficially that Italy a week ago
had denounced this alliance. When
this step failed to produce further
concessions from Austria there oc
curred the resignation of the Italian
cabinet. London ia now ,waltlng
breathlessly news from Rome of the
LoadAa Pre Pleased.
The note of President Wilson te tha
German government divides editorial at
tentlon In the London papers todav with
the Italian crisis. There la unanimous
gratification In tie press with the con
tents ef the American communication.
The only criticism consists of regret that
it should havs contained a' paragraph
testifying to the belief of Germany's ob
servance of humane rules of warfare in
London observers are of the opinion'
that tha Russian situation today Is per.
eptlbly brighter, and this tn spits of
in western Oallela is becoming mora tn
more envious and that K ta eaestafib-ltie)
Russians have loot tesevXy i toon and
ammunition; ' . f. .
rCenftdehog in the strength of bie Rua.
sum ally of. Oreat Britaia la tnairiuined
beeeuse of their t ability to . deliver a
counter attack as has been shown by
tneir success in Kast Oallela and Buke
wlifa,. where the Aattriana are reported
to have been routed and to bo retreat-'
ing along-a front 'sixty mile wide. tt
la consequeetly hoped in London that
the. Russians may retrieve on the Pmth
their failure at Dunajoo.
It 'Is reported slsd that the Russia no,
have eheeked the Germans in the Baltto
DenJea. Alllanea DanOnjseed. "
BOMB. May. ll-rVto Paria)-The Trl
buna tn a special edition, denies that
Italy has denounced the triple alliance. .
It explains, the kings decision to entrust
to Oiusseppe Marcora tho formation of
a cabinet. Instead of Insisting upon tho
retention of Premier Salandra, as being
due to the fsct that the BaJandra cab
inet had shaped Its" poUoy In , the direc
tion of .withdrawal ' from .the triple al-
llanee.. but had not taken definite action,
to this end, wishing first to obtain the
support of Parliament' No nledaa nf
any kind has been ' made, the Tribune
asserts, and tha new cabinet will ' thus '
save complete liberty of action. '
Turkish Ship Which .
GoUath is Safe.
CONSTANTINOPLE fVia . lnAm
May IB. Official announcement was mail .
In Constantinople today that the British
battleship Ooliatb was sent to the bottom
oy tne Turkish torpedo boat destroyer
Mauvenet-I-Mlllet. which returned In
safety to Its base.
The loss of the British battlsshlp
Goliath In the Dardanelles was announned
I the day before yesterday In the British
Mouse of Commons, Its sinking being
ascribed to a torpedo.
Alleged Egg Thief .
Returned to Beatrice
BEATKICK. Neh.. May l.-(Speclal.)
Oarar Iraper. the young man charged
with stealing eggs from Swift & Co.'e
plant hare to the value of 156, and who
left the city in an automobile Thursday
in company with his sweetheart, wag a- ,
rested at Horton. Kan.. Friday, brought
back to Beatrice Friday night and lodged
In the county jail. Ho admitted to Sher
iff Aoton that he took the eggs. He Is
19 years of age. and It Is said that he re
contly foil hoir to W 000 through the death
of a rolative at Wichita, Kan. His
monthly allowance from his guardian has
been $3o pee month. He will be arraigned
Friday on a complaint of two counts
filed by County Attorney Memmors.
chancing him with breaking and enter
Inn and with grand larceny.
Joseph Redlacek, a resident of Wvmara
fcr forty years, died suddenly at that
j place V ednosdy. gged SO years. He was
wen-to-do and owned several farms near
Wymore. He is survived bv his widow
-rw 7 ".wir.
rh '" Mr. and Mrs. Eu
V.'. '.?.r"! W"
ni eight children.
burned about the face and hands Thurs
day evening, when he pulled a pall con
taining a at rung solution of concentrated
lye over upon him.
Beforo a lurge crowd at the Ollbert
theater Friday nlrht the three-act com
edy ''I'atxy trom Dakota" was presented
by the Beatrice High Ooaoot Dranatta
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