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OMAHA, FRIDAY MOKXIXfl, MAY 21, ini5-TT,m: IWOKS.
Trains and at
Mews Stands, Be
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
JORY IN ROOSEYELT
LIBEL CASE OUT FOR
ueiioerauons Begun oiier a ana ai
5 One of Twelve Aski Repe
tition of Part of
COURT ADJOURNS FOR THE DAY
t a a. sn, a.
Portion Given Again that Saying
Politics Mint Not Be
COLONEL SITS MOTIONLESS
SYRACUSE, N. Y.. May 20.
When the Jury was brought in at 5
o'clock. Juror No. 3 requested the
judge to repeat that part of his
charge In which he stated that the
political opinion of any of the Jurors
should not enter Into their decision.
The judge granted the reuuest, In
formed the Jury court would bo ad
'journed until 1 o'clock tomorrow and
then excused it. Court was then
9 YRACl'SE. X. Y.. Mav 10-Th.- leaal
Isnue between. William Barnes and Theo
dore Roosevelt went to the Jury this aft-'I'l-nooii
oftcr Justice Andrews, presiding
'n the supreme court. here at the trial
of the suit for libel the former chairman
of thi; state republican committee brought
V gainst the former president, had deliv
ered Mm charge. The case was given to
he Jury at 3:11 o'clock. . ,
' At the opening of the afternoon ses
sion Justice Andrew's delivered his
charge to the Jury. He said In part:
"To publish falsely any . article that
holds a man up to ridicule and to Injure
his character Is libel. The Intention or
i,bject of the libel must not be taken
"Because a man is In public life he is
not an outlaw and he can be libeled just
th aamA mm mnv Mhi MM,n C n mira
tion of privilege enters Into this case.
"When charges are made against a
Mn If thev are true, that la ufftc1nt
ilefense. Anyone has a right to publish
anything about any other man If It Is
true. The whole Ian concerning libel la
woven around the question of whether
the charge mad la the truth or, not."
Btrdra la nm Defendant.
Justice Andrews then explained the
points of libel law In detail. In this con
nection he said I
The burden of proof la, on, tho de
fendant He must ahow by a preponder
ance of truth that the charge made la
true. He may Justify his charge In whole
cr la pait. - -""- " - - - '
By explaining the legal definite of
"punitive damage" the court said
"putvltrve damages" nay be awarded
(when malice and wanton disregard ef the
plaia tiffs right la shown. Such damages,
be added, as la the nature ef a fine to
prevent the repetition of the offense
rather than, compensation to the plaintiff
for damages sustained. If any.
"As for the article complained of. I
have held it la Uselsua per ae la two re
gards. It charges a corrupt political al
liance between Mr. Barnes and ' Mr.
Murphy la regard to the government of
the state, Secondly, it charges that Mr.
Barnes hag worked through a corrupt
alliance between crooked bualnees and
crooked politics. Nothing else in the
article la libelous."
Masta't Consider Politics.
The court went on to say that if both
I charges were true, then the publication
Vf the article waa Justified. If they were
'not true, then the plaintiff is entitled to
damages. If one of the charges Is un
true he la still entitled to pecuniary dam
ages. Justice An dews then told the jury
it would not be doing Its duty if It con
sidered politics or anything except the
In reply to. a question from one of the
(Continued on Fage Two, Column live.)
Collect Debts from
Enemies in U. S,
VEW TOIUC. May 30. Federal Judge
Veeder. dismissing a suit brought by an
English firm against an Austrian com
pany to collect ,000 admittedly due.
ruled today that the United States courts
cannot be used by foreigners to collect
ritJlfa fw.m tKitlr M,ml.B bi)i... n. 4
01 suc.n aeoxa nas Deen preventeu because
ef the Kuropean war.
The piantlff in the suit. Watts eV Watts
of London, delivered to the Austro
American Navigation company here S45,
000 worth of coal last June and July, to
be paid for in Liondon in sixty days.
Before this period elapsed England and
Austria were at war and the debt was
When the defendant's steamer Martha
Washington reached New York later it
was libelled and action brought to oolleet
the tlS,6U0. The defendants admitting the
claim, pleaded that It was not paid be
cause Emperor Francis Joseph of Aus
tria had forbidden his subjects to have
business dealings with the British. This
contention was upheld by Judge Veeder.
who advised tho plaintiffs, that they
would have to wait till the war ended to
collect their claim.
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HUMPHREY CHOSEN j
AS G. A. R! LEADER!
Grand Island Man Elected to Be
Department Commander at
APPOMATTOX MEDALS APPROVED
MINDEN, Neb., May 2. (Special
Telegram.) At the Qrand Army of
the Republic meeting this afternoon,
the following officers were elected:
Department commander, George C.
Humphrey of . Grand Inland; 'senior
vice commander, W. II Stewart of
Geneva; junior vice commander,
Levi M. Copeland of Mlnden; medi
cal director, 8. K. Spalding of Omaha;
chaplain, J. E. Rlppllor of Juanlta.
Lexington was chosen as the next
meeting place for the encampment.
Approve Appomattox Medal.
A resolution Introduced by Victor Rose-
water at the Appomattiox meeting at
Omaha, April 18, 1915, was unanimously
and enthusiastically adopted. It follows:
"Looking back over the half century
that has elapsed since Appomattox, that
crucial event marking the re-establlsli-ment
of peace for a reunited nation.
looms now In the history perspectlvo
larger and more momentous than even
the most far-seeing actors in it realized.
In no similar period of time end in no
other couiitry on earth do the achieve
ments of the American people, made pos
sible by the preservation of the union.
find a counterpart. The blessings of
peace as contrasted with the horrors of
war are so peculiarly signalised in , the
celebration of ' this unique anniversary.
that we believe It would be fittingly com
memorated by the striking of sn ap
propriate medal. We therefore memorial
ise congress to make provision for .-carrying
out this suggestion and for the
proper distribution of ths medals,' to all
who should be entitled to receive them."
Palmer to Take Matter Up.
Commander-in-Chief D. J. Palmer was
so pleased at the above resolution that
ho had several ooples made and will
present the matter to all Grand Army of
the Republic Jurisdictions he visits. Tho
Women's Relief Corps elected the fol
lowing officers. Department president,
Joule C. Burnell, Harvard; senior vice
president, Jennie Trayncr, Omuha; Jun
ior vice president, Mrs. Ella Wlllrout.
Juniata; treasurer, Mrs. Jennie Rogers,
Gibbon; chaplain, Mrs. Jennie V. Gra
ham. Nellgh; delegate at large, Kate
l.adlra of ti. A. R. Officers.
The ladles of the Grand Army of tho
Republlo elected the following officers'.
Department president, Mrs. M. Rich
mond, Mindcn; senior vice president, Mrs.
Flora Rowell, Ord; Junior vice president,
Mrs. Nellie Kant, Lincoln; chaplain, Mrs.
Ada Kline. Aurora; treasurer, Alice Cull,
Ord; delegate-aHarge, Mrs. Ada Klein.
Aurora; fln-t deleyau, Mrs. Myrtle Dkm,
The youngest mernbt-r of the Ladles of
tho Grand Army of the Republlo B Mill
Myrtle Fowler of Omaha, Just past H
years of age. The Lincoln members won
the silk flag for having taken in the most
GERMANS LOSE SEVENTEEN
SUBMARINES TO DATE
LONDON. May .-Tr.o Kvenlng Neas
has received a dispatch from its Copen
hagen correspondent haying the report
is current In German naval circles thst
seventeen Genua u submarines have, been
lost since February is, the date of the
commencement of the submarine block
ade of England.
BUYS NEW YORK MAIL
NEW YORK. May JO -The New Tork
Evening Msll will In a few dsys be sold
to the ti. S. MeClure Newspaper corpora
tion being formed here, secordlngi to an
snnriuin mi nt Isaoed by H. 8. .MKIure.
ho will be prrsnieiit of the new corpora
tion. The MoCIurs corporation, it was
stated, has ll,2W,flui) of Issued stock.
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GERMAN SPY HANGS
HIMSELF IN CELL
Anton Kuepferle, Who Claimed to
Be an American, Commit Sui
cide in London Prison.
CONFESSES HE WAS A SOLDIER
LONDON, May 20. Anton Kuep
ferle, who claimed to be an American
citizen, who once lived in Brooklyn,
and who has been on trial charged
with giving military Information to
the enemies of Great Britain, com
mitted -suicide lart night 'tg-BrlUtm
prison. " He- ia. reported' to hav
Kuepferle left a message, written
on a slate, bearing testimony to the
fairness of bis trial. He confessed
he was a soldier, said he wished to
die as a soldier, and declared he
could not bear to mount the scaffold
as a spy.
When the court opened this morning
for the resumption of the trial, the at
torney general. Lord Reading, announced
the death of the prisoner to the judges.
"Since the rise of this court last night,"
the attorney sreneral said, "thia mnn
1 Kuepferle has committed suicide in Brix
I ton prison. He was in a snrcciul observa
tion cell under practically continuous
observation, but during one of the short
Intervals he seized the onDnrtunltv at
i taking his own life."
Chief Warden Cook found the prisoner
hanging by the neck from a ventilator
in a corner behind the door. He had used
a silk scarf to hang himself.
' Trial Began Tuesday.
The trial of Anton Kuepferle began
Tuesday at the Old Bailey police court
before Lord Chief Justice Reading and
Justices Avory and Lush. The proceed
ings were publlo and the court room was
crowded. The charge against the prisoner
wss that he attempted to communicate to
Germany information respecting British
warships and military forces. The prose
cution was conducted by the attorney
general. Kuepferle pleaded not guilty.
The prosecution contended that while he
claimed to be a naturalised American
citizen he was In reality a German.
Kueprerle was charged with wilting a
letter to an address iu a neutral country
In Europe giving valuable facts regarding
English military dispositions. It was as
serted thst while the letter appeared on
its face to be an Innocent commercial
communication it was found to bo Inter
lined In invisible ink with military In
formation written In the German lan
guage. Said He Lived In Brooklyn.
Kuepferle arrived In Liverpool on Feb
ruary H. He showed r,.i,rt
by Secretary of State Bryan, Iwued ten
days prior to his sailing from New York.
in writing the letter which resulted In
his arrest ho gave his home address as
16t Do Kalb avenue, Brooklyn. He rep
resented himself to be a woolen merchant.
From Liverpool he went to fMSlin and
then to London, whro he was arrested
His hearing wai resumol ytterday In
Oil Bailey, but was in camera "In the
interests of tho national safety."
ROCHESTER. N. T, Msy 30,-IUv. Dr.
J. Ross Btevenson of Princeton Theo
logical seminary was elected moderator
of the general assembly of the Presby.
teilan chur.-h of the Fntted States on ths
second ballot late today. He received 5W
of the 'f votes cast.
F.lahth tirade Rserelses.
FRKMONT. Neb., Msy !e.-fperlal )
One hundred and forty-two Dodge county
pupils will graduate from the eighth
grade this yesr. County exercises will
be held at the Fremont High school
Saturday afternoon. May when State
Superintendent A. O. Ti onms of Un.-oln
will be the principal snrsker.
POWER TO MAKE
WAR GRANTED TO
Chamber of Deputies Confers Full
Authority Upoa Government
by Vots . of 407
ENTHUSIASM MARKS PASSAGE
Berlin Regards Outbreak of Hostili
ties m Certain and MAkes
ROME IS PREPARED 10 STRIKE
ROME (Via rarlsl. May 20. The!
. . . i
(lianiber oi uepunes nae iippini
the bill conferring full powers on the
i The vote was 40" against "4. One
' members abstained from voting,
j The bill pasned amid great cn
War Hewnrded oa Certain.
IU:RL1N (Via I,ondon). May No
definite Information Is axailalile here re
garding the Italian situation. An out
break of hostllltls Is rewarded as abso
lutely certain, but whether llsllsn gov
ernment Intends, to tskc a decinlve step
and declare wer today or will postKne
the delivery of it ultimatum for a few
days Is unknown, even at the foreign of
fice, although there Is still uninterrupted
telegraph communication between Berlin
snd I'rlnce von Buelow, the Oernisn am
bassador In Rome.
t all of Knvoya.
The call of the Austro-German nmbHS
ssdors on Bsron Ponnlno, the Italian for
eign minister, yesterday had to do with
arrangements for the protection of Ger
man and Austrian nationals who may be
In Italy at the time that was ts declared.
It is believed here that events un
doubtedly wUl develop with lightning like
rspidlty once hostilities begins. It is
thought the Italians probably will lay
great value to a sudden stroke to gain
an Initial victory. There Is reason to
believe that the Austro-Garmans are not
behind the Italians in their preparations.
Sreae In Parliament.
PARIS, May JO. The Temps publishes
a telegram from Rome, dispatched at
o'clock, in which the correspondent says;
"All the galleries In the Chamber of
Deputies were crowded at 1 o'clock, some
time before Parliament reassembled.
There were 460 deputies in tliolr seats.
Only one Incident marked the opening
of the session that was when Gabtiele
d'Annunsio entered the gallery. All the
deputies stood up and shouted; 'Viva
d'Annunsio! Vive, Italian (D Annunilo (a
kftown for his very radical stand In favor
"Two or three socialist deputies pro
tested against this ovation to d'Annunsio,
but their voices were lost in the cheering.
All Stand Up.
"Slgnor Marcora, president of the
Chamber, took his place at I o'clock. All
the members of the house and everybody
in the galleries stood up to acclaim the
former follower of Garibaldi.
"Then Premier Salandra, followed by all
the members of the cabinet, entered It
was a solemn moment. Then a delirium
of cries broke out. 'Viva Calandra!' were
the words and the cheering lasted for
five minutes. Premier Balandra appeared
to be much moved by the demonstration.
"After the formalities of the opening
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Fruit Land Men
Plead Guilty to
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 20.-Pleaa of
guilty were entered In the federal court
here today by three officials of the
Florida Fruit Farm company to the charge
of conspiracy to defraud the government
In the conduct of a lottery In connection
with the sale of Florida lands. The men
and fines assessed against them were F.
.E lvard, Uncoln, Neb., IJfiO; W. K
Fuller and Alliert D. Hart of Kansas
City. 11,000 each.
Suspend Traffic to
London and Hull
LONDON, May 20. Swedish steamship
companies whose boats ply between
Stockholm, Norrkoplng, London and
Hull have decided to suspend their serv
Ices, owing to the constant Interruption
to traffic caused by German warships
li' the Baltic ses, which have resulted In
serious delays and made trade impractic
able. Trawler Crysolite
Sunk by Submarine
I'KTERIIEAD, Brotland, May 20. The
British trailer Clirvsollts was sunk by
a Gomiau submarine at a olnt thirty
miles off Kinnulrds Hesd, In the North '
Sea, yesleiday. !
By special arrangement with
eight of the leading moving
picture theaters THE BEK la
enabled to give Its readers
combination coupon good for
a free admission to any one
of them on days specified.
In Sunday's Dee
President Visits Birthplaces
of Washington and Lee
WASHINGTON. May ;v.-Thc ya. ht
Ma) flower, muring fit in New Yolk
with President Wilson ami hi;1 party,
docked at the navy yari here at :. a.
I today. The prosldo.il later Motored
to the White llouso for bieakfmit.
The yacht remained nwhotcd through
out the nlsht In the Potomac In order to
rive the prcsloVnt another titsht en the
water before rcturnlns; t work.
Tho president and his psrty stopped on
their way up the river to go aliore at
Yakcfild. X.. and .-it Utiatford, Vn.,
to visit the Mrthlni'C! of George Wash
ington snd Holier! K. Uc The house
in nhlch Lee wan born still sin rein, bul
only a monument marks the birthplace
of Washington. Folk li that secluded
section of Virginia were amssed and
overjoyed at the xlnit of the presidential
pa It y.
The iicvldciit, with Miss Msigaret
Wilson, Mrs. Howe, his sister; Mrs. Anna
Cothran. his niece; Dr. Grayson and
Captain Lvckett went aihore In a flat
test, because the launches of llio May
flower were unable to make the land
ing. Tho pilot undertook to guide the
GARRISON TALKS OF
Secretary of War Tells Arbitration
Conference Stronger Army and
Navy are Necessary.
ISOLATION GEOGRAPHICAL ONLY
MOHONK LAKE. N. Y., May 20.
The problem of armaments, which
has evoked more discussion than any
other question before the Lake Mo
honk conference on international ar
bitration, was brought to the front
again today by an address of Secre
tary of War Garrison. The secre
tary's topic was "The Problem of
To deliver the address he made a
hasty trip from Washington, using
train, automobile and buckboard to
reach this retreat in the Shawangunk
mountains. He departed Immedi
ately after speaking, so that he
might reach Washington tn time for
the cabinet meeting tomorrow.
Mr. Garrison's address wsa not as pro
nounced as that delivered yesterday by
President lllbbon of Princeton, along
somewhat similar lines, but he left no
doubt cf the fact thst he favored
strengthening the national defenses and
making the United States ready to pro
tect Itself from any and all aagreaslon.
"I an .urterly-Mis ,f sympatic." he
declared, with, the Idea that we" gheuld
neglect or postpone consideration of what
la now the existing condition, because of
a hope or belief or even oonv-lution
that.it may he altered, even radically
altered In the future.
"Our Isolstlon," he continued, is geo
graphical only.. Modern conditions have
caused the Interests of nations to le as
co-related as those of families who have
Intermarried. The Interests of many of
the large nations today are Inextrliabty
Interwoven with those or some or all of
"Self-respect requires that "we .should
be prepare, to protect that which we
cherish, which not only Includes our
material possessions, but that Intangible
something which makes us a distinctive
nation in the eyes of the world.
Settlement by Fore I'saally l ajaat.
"The Hoots of War' wore discussed In
a paper by Oscar S. Straus of New York,
formerly minister to Turkey. Mr. Strauss
was unexpectedly called home yesterday,
but his paper was resd by the secretary.
"One of the great curses of war," he
said, "Is that it settles by force, and
what la settled by force le seldom. If
ever, settled justly. And because such a
settlement is not just It leaves Behind It
the dragon teeth of future conflict."
Other speakers were Hamilton Holt of
New York, editor of the Independent, and
John B. Clark, professor of political
economy In Columbia university. They
talked about the feasibility of a league
Holland is Buying
War Supplies in
the United States
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 30. With
the arrival of H. ter Poorten, aviator
lieutenant of the Dutch army It became
known today that Holland had contracted
for the construction hers of two hydro
aeroplsnes to he finished not later than
July 15. Each ship will have a forty-flvo
foot wing spread and a carrying capacity
of 1,000 pounds.
Lieutenant ter Poorten, who Is attached
to the Dutch Eaat Indian service, said
Holland waa developing an army of 40,000
men in her colonial possessions and plan
ning for a militia of 450,000 men.
"It ia no secret," said the lieutenant
"that officers of our Indian forces hsve
been In this country several months buy
ing rhells. fart ridge, machine guns, cop
per snd other munitions of war."
FRIENDS PAY TRIBUTE
TO DRUMMOND'S MEMORY
PLATTSMOrTH. Neb.. Msy 3i).-Spe-ilal
) The bodv of the !ate W. W. Drum
mnnd arrived today frum Lincoln and
a as taken to the St. Luke's Episcopal
church, where on sccotint of the Illness
of the pastor, Rev. W. S. leel, Dr. T. P.
Livingston read the burial servlee. In
terment wss In a grave beside thst of
Among those hero from out of the city
a ere the daughters ef Mr. Drimmond
and Frank E. White snd wife from
Twenty-five years agi few men were
better known In this stste than W, W.
Drummond. He was one of the foremost
educators In Nebraska, for yean the
brilliant head of the riattsmou'th r-i.mls.
and later In Fremont, and at one time a
formidable aspirant fir state superin
tendent of public, instruction.
Prof. Drummond wss sn Enlishman
from a historic family uf that name.
parly to the le homestead
The roule led for more than a mllo
throush a dense wod over a oarrow
path. The party had landed unobserved
snd no natives were encountered until
finally Hie presidential party emerged
Into a clearing, where nestled the one
story Kngllsh brick house In which Rob
ert K. l.ce was Inirn. It Is now -templed
I by Dr. and Mrs. Stewart snd their son.
Mrs. Mcwart greeted the prealdenl and
his party armly.
"My hushand's esr itcned this morning
and 1 knew something was going to hs it
pen," she said. "Now the president of
the Vnlted States has cme."
It was the first time Mrs. Stetv.irt hsd
seen the pi-esldont. The president visited
the room where General Lee wss born
end Inspected many pieces of eolonlel
furniture. He expressed his deep interest
In the place and thanked the htewarts
for their hospitality.
On the return to the .Mayflowei. tho
president visited the monument marking
the birthplace of Washington, eo.igress
makes sn annual api'roprliitlon lor Its
ITALY STATES CASE
Green Book Says Under Triple Al
liance Italy ii Entitled to Com
pensation for Serbia.
HISTORY OF THE NEGOTIATIONS
AMSTERDAM. Holland. May 20.
(Via London.) "No one In Italy any
longer doubts that war begins
today," Is the text of a telegram sent
from Crlasso, , Switzerland, under
date of Thursday (today), and
printed In the Berliner Tageblatt.
ROME, May 19. (By Way of
Paris, May 20.) Diplomatic docu
ments which disclose each successive
step In the negotiations which re
sulted In Italy's denunciation of 1U
treaty of alliance with Austria and
Germany are contained in tho Green
book Issued by the Italian govern
ment. This history of diplomatic Inter
changes begins with a telegram sent
by Foreign Minister, Sonnlno to the
duke of Avarna, Italian ambassador
at Vienna,, on December , 1914, In
structing him to ndUfy Count Von
Berchtold. then ' Austrian foreign
minister, that the Austrian-advance
in Servlg constituted a fact coverod
In article 7 of the triple alliance
treaty, entitling Italy to compensa
tions. Count Von Berchtold replied
that big opinion did not agree with,
this view, but on December 20 in
timated that he had begun to change
Baron Burian, who had succeeded Count
von Berchtold. tried to evade any defi
nite expression of opinion. The duke of
Avarna, February 13, telegraphed that
Austria evidently waa trying to gain t'.me,
but that It undoubtedly war being pressed
Aastrla Consents tn Dlaenaslon.
On March 1, Austria consented to dis
cuss compensations. Foreign Minister
Sonnlno laid down ths cardinal points of
the Italian demands. Bsron Burian an
swered that Austria would not accept
rnnee von Buolow, the German ambas
sador In Rome, on March SO, In the name
of Germany, guaranteed the execution,
after the conclusion of peace, of any
agreement made by Austria. Blgnor Son
nlno sgreed to renew negotiations on the
ground that Austria would make a con
crete proposals. t
Several days later aon Burton asked
Italy to give formal agreement to the
"First, the maintenance of benevolent
Jjiolltlcal and economic neutrality through-
m i no war; eeeon'i, At.aina to nave a
free hand In the Balkans; third, the re
nunciation on the part of Italy of any
further compensation, and fourth, tha
maintenance of the exlctlng Italo-Aus-trlan
accord concerning Albania." On
April S Baron Burian added that in ex
change for these pledges Austria would
give to Italy the districts of Roveredo.
Itlva snd Trentlno, as well as a few vil
lages. Signur Sonnlno replied he considered
these demands contemptible; nevertheless
they were permitted to stand.
The rumors of a separate Austro-Rus-slan
peace persisting, Rome asked Vienna
for a definite answer. In reply Vienna
added a small sone in the province of
Trent to ths Italian compensation.
To Collect Slavs
By the Thousands
I VIENNA, Austria CVIe London). May
In an official statement Issued by the
Austrian war department today tha an
nouncement was made that (.600 more
Russian prisoners were captured yester
day In battles along the upper Dnelster
river in Galicia.
The text of the statement follows:
"To the eaat of Jaroslau and near
Slenlswa (in central Gale la) strong Rus
sian attacks were repulsed with severe
losses to the enemy,
"The allied Germanic troops are gaining
ground in the east and southeant f
Gallcla. We raptured an additional MOO;
prisoners in battles along ths upper)
uneister. in ons sector to the north of
Hambor the Russians wars driven from
their main defensive positions.
"We stormed a village six miles south -a
est of Mosvlaka.
"Along the Pruth line ths situation is
"in a brief counter attack to the north
of Kolomea. we captured 1,400 prisoners."
Wave of Depression Checked by Ad
vices of the Russian Advance
, Near Shavli in Province
TEUTONS CROSS THE RIVER SAD
Dispatch from Berlin Says Circle
Around Przemysl- is Being
ALLIES CAPTURE KILID BAHV
The Day's War News
At SI Kl , I IV H lHOI'Al.a have
been rejerted nnanlmnnaly by the
Italian council of minister and
the 1w nations are a step nearer
nsr. The Italian Parliament as
sembles today and a declaration n(
the arnvernmenl's policy la e
sierted. RtSfll, rORTIFIKD LINK slunt
the tllrer Kan, raaalnsT acros
eentral t.allrla, on which great re.
-Ilance ess placed to check the
A astro-German advance, has hern
definitely broken. Statements of
the Teutonic allies that they had
crossed the river are confirmed tn
an official announcement from
Rl aft CLAIM SI CCF.9" tn the
north in operations aaalaat the
Herman forces which Invaded the
llaltle provinces. It Is aald the
Germans hnve been expelled from
I.O.IDOX niSPATt llKS say the re
organisation of the cabinet will tic
tboronsxhsTolna;. A Inrsre nnmber
of resignations Is expected and
the cabinet will he reconstituted
with tha sol Idea of carrying oa
AN TO It Kt'KPFF.RI.K, wh claimed
American cltlsensKIp when placed
oa trial In l.ondan on the rharsre
f having) sent military Informa
tion to enemies of Great Britain,
committed anlclde Inst night In
LONDON, May 20. The wave of
depression which sas been sweeping
j England for the last few days fol
j lowing the receipt of war news re
garded as unfavorable, was checkel
today by the definite announcement
of the decision of the government to
form a coalition cabinet, togethev
with better news from the eastern
It Is believed that the Russian ad
vance near Shavli, In Couriand.
where the line of the forces of Em
peror Nicholas have been straight
ened out, will do much to counteract '
the effect of the Austro-Oerman ad
vance in the vicinity of Prsemysl,
across the San river.
The military writers In the morning
newspapers claim that only one out of
fourteen Russian armies has been In
deadly danger, and that Grand Duke
Nicholas, commander-in-chief of the Rus
sian forces In the field. Is playing his
usual strategic game of drawing the
enemy away from his base. Petrograd
maintains that forty Austrian and Ger
man army corps have been used during
the fighting of the last fortnight egslnat
the center of the Russian line along a
front measuring 100 mllee.
Allies Take Kllld Bahr.
Reports from Athens set forth that the
allies have occupied the Turkish position
of Killd Bahr, on the European side of
the straits and opposite Chanak.
On the western front the only indica
tion of activity Is the continuance of ar
The Italian Parliament meets todsy. It
Is generally felt that the momentous de
cision of war or peace can hardly be
postponed beyond this sitting.
The German press, while admitting that
war witn Italy can hardly be prevented,
views the prospect calmly.
Tcntona t'ross River Han.
BERLIN (Via London). May SO. The
correspondent of the Loksl Anaelger at
Austrian field headquarters has sent In
a dispatch reading:
"The Auetrluns have assembled rein
forcements behind the river Kan and have
mads preparations for a stand. We must
therefore anticipate a big battle In the
near future. The Teutonic allies al
ready have gamed several strong foot-
tContinued on Psge Two, Column Three.)
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