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The OmaMa Sunday
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VOL. XL1VJCO. 49.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOKXLNO, MAY 23, 1915-F1VK SECTIOXSFOKTY PAGES.
SINGLE COPY' FIVE CENTS
OF SERVANT GIRL
young Swedish Servant in Home of
Joseph Sykes in Kountze Place
. Found in House with
PERTAIN MOTIVE NOT BOBBEBY
Crime Kay Have Been Doner by
Robber Surprised at Work or
By Moral Pervert.,
If 0 CLUE YET TO PEBPETBATOB
With bo arrests made yet In the
rasa of Ada Swanson, the domestic
found murdered with a hatchet Fri
day evening in the home of Joseph
Bykes, 10IX Spencer street, and only
tllght clues and Indefinite theories
yet In the bands of the police, the
newest development In the frightful
crime Is the positive proof by mlcro
. seople examination that criminal as
sault upon the young woman was not
accomplished, although probably at
Coroner's Physician S. McCleneg-
han made a careful Investigation of
the condition of the body, supple-!
meoted by a microscopic examina
tion, and says the suspected criminal
assault and ravishment of the body
. had not been accomplished, accord
Ving to results oV the examination.
lie said, however, that indications
pointed to an attempted . assault,
rather than robbery, as the motive
tor the frightful crime. ,
Two meager description of suspects,
given by Miss Rogers, neat door neigh
bor east of the Sykes home, and by John
Oeynor. a painter working at the Rogers
piece, are the extent of cities as to ths
identity of the brute who committed the
crime, so far secured by th police.
Mies Rogers, an invalid, says she ob
served from her window thai a man en
tered the rear of the Sykes house be
tween 11 and 13 o'clock, but she did not
see hm leave the house. ' Gaynor, tit
painter,, gave the ' detectives ' the Infor
mation that about noon Friday, while he
was- painting next door to the Bykes
hqi, he saw and hoard a well dressed,
dean cut, young man appear , at the rear
of Sykes home, ring the kitchen door bell
several times, and tell th girl when
' afas appeared .that be ."bad some to fix
the -iipa,'. .The. atranter,. ejtrrlei no
' too) Garur AvimAt and. did not look
' Uks a workman. . . .... . i
Admits Maja aa Workman.
Miss Bwanson let htm. Into .the house,
1 the painter said, and that was the last
teen of him by Gaynor. The latter, neither
the painter, nor Miss Rogers, could give
good descriptions of the man they saw
enter the house.
However, Police Captain Dempsey and
Chief of Detectives Maloney.- with six
detectives, are giving their entire per
sonal attention to the case. They have
not yet reached a conclusion as to the
probable motive of the criminal in en
tering the house.' .Although no evidence
of intended . robbery ' Is available, and
there.. seems to be considerable evidence
et attempted criminal assault, the offi
cers have delayed forming any eon-
. elusions untU further investigation Is
made. ... -
The murder was evidently acoompUshed
A girl 'chum or the victim will be In
terviewed by the. police, In hope of get
ting soma further theory on which to
work. The officers are confident that If
robbery was intended by the criminal, the
girt woud have put up a fight to prevent
It, after the man gained entrance to the
house by the ruse of pretending to be a
workman. Thy are equally confident
that Miss Bwanson would ' have died
fighting, rather than submit to assault
Mrs. Elva Olson, the girl's sister, called
at the house in person about I o'clock,
ringing the front door bell several times,
and then went away, thinking that Ada
had gone to the dentist's, when she made
no teeponse. A man who usually cuts the
Sykes lawn also, called at the house
later In the afternoon, and went away
when nobody seemed to-be at home.
Ne.ther, caller was alarmed by the de
erted condition of 'the house and sus
pected no foul play. . .
' Clrl s DMNIis.
Miss Bwanson had . been a domestic In
the Sykes boms since last October and
was a well ordered, careful girl. e)h
was left 'alone in the house In the morn
ing when Mrs. Bykes went out to make
some calls. The girl, .'herself, Intended
(Continued on Page Two, ?SHinia Three.)
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now about to ener the great conflict raging in Europe.
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British Special Carrying- Troops Hits
. Local and is Telescoped : by
. . Heavy Through Express.
KOBE . THAN , 400 CASUALTIES
CARLISLE, England, May 22.
Three trains collided at 6 o'clock
this morning on the Caledonian rail
way at Gretna, near this city, caus
ing the death of about eighty per
sons and the fatal injury of many
others. The total casualties proba
bly will reach 400. Fire An the
wreckage added horror to the acci
dent. One train was a troop train; another
was a local and third theexpress from
London to Glasgow. -,-. , - .
'.-He,; ArHvea ..,U.y.
Assistance arrived 'quickly. Firemen,
after getting the flames under control,
joined tn extricating .the dead and
wounded. -Thar adjoining fields soon bad
the appearance oh, an Immense mortuary'.
The dead mostly ' are- soldiers. The
troop trains collided first With a Jocel
from - Carlisle and before the occupant
were able . to get clear of. the wreckage
of this accident. . trie london-GlaBgow
express crashed into them Locomotive!
Land cars, shattered and splintered, were
hurled about In confusion. i .
Fire broke out and waa soon burning so
fiercely that rescuers were driven back.
Fire brigades were brought up, but be
fore the fire was put out many travelers
pinned 'under the wreckage were burned"
Borne of the victims were so mangled
that their rescue from' the wreckage was
Impossible! ' ''Reversl . others 'who' were
extricated died soon after. ' "
Doctors performed herdtc services. One
physician, .Dr. Edwards, responded to the
appeals, of .two, soldiers, .who , were 'im
prisoned by the legs. Facing the scorch
ing names., re . amputated m both, legs of
one soldier and - one leg of the other.
Ohe of the solldlers died from the shock.
Stfatton Mine Sold ; '.
, to Portland Gold :
; - Mining Company
COLORADO SPRINGS, Col,' May 23.
The sale of the 'Straiten Independence
mine to the Portland Gold Mining company,-was-reported
today -from appar
ently reliable source. Officials of the
Portland company declined to 'affirm or
deny the report, which stated that the
sale had been ratified at a meeting this
week of the directors of the London
syndicate owning ..the ' property. The
Btratton Independence' mine was last sold
to the Ensluth synd.calo for U,0u,XW by
the late W. & Btratton.
New List of British
Cabinet is Nearly
Heady, for the King
LONDON, Hay 23. There was a further
conference at the residence of Premier
Asqulth today of cabinet members and
prospective members. The premier made
such progress with bis nominations that
he may be able to submit to King George
later In the day a list of the proposed
holders of the principal portfolios. It Is
not kno jm." however, whether these an
nouncements will be -made, before the
nl nor oflics are filled.
Mexico City Suffers
from Food Shortage
WASHINGTON, Msy 21-Mexleo City
; continues to suffer from shortage of
food, especially corn. State department
dispatches today said that when an at
tempt was made yesterday to distribute
corn to t,S0O people' there was not a suf
ficient supply and about 160 'people
fainted during the crush. 8everal dem
onstrations have taken place, th official
dispatches say, and in one such yeeter- j
day a crowd Invaded the Chamber of
Deputies, where a convention was la
session, and cried: "Ws ar hungry."
Carransa agency dispatches today say
Carransa troops under General Gorsales
marching on lico city are near
VERDICT JOF JURY
IS FOR ROOSEYELT
Panel Finds Charges by Colonel
Against Barnes True, Conse
. . A qnently No Libel.
DEFENDANT THANKS JUBOBS
SVRACUSE. N. Y., May 22. The
Jury In the trial of .William Barnes
suit . for libel against Theodore
Roosevelt today returned a ' verdict
in f avor vi -the defendant after con
sidering for' more than elevef hours
the' question of placing all the costs
of the action upon the plaintiff. It
Is the belief of the Jury. everything
Colonel Roosevelt charged is true
and, therefore, the plaintiff, not hav
ing been libelled, is entitled , to no
damage. . i . .
' : Jury im rolled.
' The foreman ef ' the jury. Warren W.
Sammera, announced that the verdict was
for the defendant and then the Jury wss
polled. Ten jurors answered, "For . the
defendant" Then tne clerk - hesitated.
called the name of . Edward Burns and
waited. Burns, a- big, rosy-cheeked re
publican, stood up In hs seat and in .a
deep voice said. "For the defendant."
Juror No. 14" gave the same answer. ' v
After the announcement of the verdict
attorneys for Mr. Barnes objected to Its
receipt. The -objection waa overruled, the
Jury was thanked by Justice Andrews for
Its services and then tt filed out Into the
Jury, room. Colonel Roosevelt broke off
shaking hands With his counsel and sev
eral newspaper men he had known for
several years and hurried- to the. Jury
room. There he thanked the Jury ' and
shook hands with each member and said:
"la my whole life I shall work In the
interest of "the public, and none of you
gentlemen, shall ever have the . chance
to say that I have done otherwise."
The colonel was then photographed with
the Jury.", 1 -
- Forty Ballots Taken. '
After the picture waa taken the colonel
turned .to , the Jury, apd continued: 11 am
more moved by this verdict than It Is
possible for me to express. None of you,
I assure . you. will eyer , bays cause to
regset your aotlon.- I am especially grat
ified that such a verdict came from- a
Jury composed ef men of every political
faith,".. . ..... , ,v . ,
Tne foreman of the Jury said that forty
ballots in all were taken before the ver
dict was firmly agreed upon. The first
ballot, . taken more than forty hours be
fore the jury 'cams In' today was nine to
three in favor of the defendant. It re
mained ..at. that, figure .for ..about . five
Baraes Will Appeal.
NEW .-YORK," May 22,-WUlUm Mi
Ivans . if ccursel - for William Barnes,
announced this afternoon that an appeal
would be taken from the verdlot of the
Jury at Syracuse, which found In favor
of Theodore' Roosevelt in the trial of the
libel suit brought, by Mr. Barnea against
the former president. ,
. The colonel eft the', building ' In j a
crowd, through whleh were scattered
several of the Jurymen. Before thuy
separated from the Jury the colonel said
to Its members:'. (
' "Gentlemen, this Ic certainly a typical
American verdict. I want to thank you
tatetaeat for Roosevelt.
A crowd gathered at the doors of the
court house snd cheered Juror Burns as
hs left the building. Colonel Roosevelt's
attorney, John M. Bowers, issued a state
ment approved by the colonel, which said:
"The verdict of 'an unanimous -Jury Is
that Theodore Roosevelt had Justified
the entire article In Issue.
"The victory , that Mr. Roosevelt has
won la victory for good government.
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
Hi a grocery stock Including
meat snd bakery ealea for ye&ra haa
been over S6.000 per month, and
114 sales were about I6S.0OO; this
man haa heretofore refused to ae l
unieas he auli building; owing to
sickness in his family be will ael1.
everything for between M.S00 sj.d
17,000 and rent building for Hi per
mouth. A business that you turn
your capital 11 times a year, and It
has been done for years snd can con
tinue to do it for years to curat, I
worthy of your consideration. If
you wear your hat down over your
ears and signal with your hands
ievej with your shoulders, do not
ask about this as he will do busi
ness only with a thorough business
man who will take pride in keeping
up the property.
Tor further iafomatlom abont
tale opportunity, see the Waat
Ad aeouoa ef Toe See today.
r Emmanuel of Italy at the head of his regiment, which is
SAIL FOR EUROPE
Nearly . Three Thousand Persons
. Leave Port of New York on
RESERVISTS ON THE STAMPALIA
NEW YORK. May i2. More than
2,600 passengers were1 booked, for
passage to Europe 'today on five
steamships leaving here. The ves
sels Included the St. Paul of the
American line, carrying 760, passen
gers, among whom were more than
100 Americans. William ' Marconi,
the wireless inventor,' who has been
suinoned back jto Italy for war serv
ice, wag one of the passengers regis
tered on the et, Paul.. . . A. !
itaiiaae Gather at pier. ' -
Crowds of en'nnaitio ftailans. gathered
at the pier of the ItallanAlns steamship
Stampalla, upon which 800 passengers,
Italy to enlist for the war, were leav
The new Russian-American Hue ship
Caritta carried -650 passenger, and 8.000
tons of 'cargo for Archangel,, Russia.
About 160 passengers were booked for the
French line steamship Niagara, which
also carried mall and cargo for Bordeaux.
" The: Norwegian-American liner Kris
tisjilafjord, leaving for Bergen, carried
about 275 passengers, most ot whom were
Sixty immigrants, who were to have
been deported to Russia today on board
the Csarltxa, were allowed tot remain
here,; owing to the appeal which nsd been
made to President Wilson that deporta.
Uon at this time would subject them to
the dangers of war. Many women and
, children were In the number and tbe Im
migrants had been gathered from vari
ous Atlantlo ports. ..
British-Ship Sunk !
by a' Submarine . :
Off the Irish Coast
BERETHAVEN, Ireland. May 22. The
British sailing ship Glenholm was sunk
tMtHAV VantflV tlV & ' rimrwiimww auk.
marine at a polnt'flfteen miles off this
port. The members of its crew have been
landed here. . ',
CWU.to .UverwUh.' a cargoofi'r remain, unsolved with
nitrate. tthe "oeption of the statements of tB,
The Glenholm waa on Its way from
.-The submarine intercepted the sailing'1"0 ,nat ,"p'r shot by "two
ship snd signalled the crew to abandon. "".. The police theory of this my.-
it. The ship -was then sunk. , the sub-
marne firing thirty-nine rounds from Its
gun before ths Glenholm went down.
Berehaven,. or Castletown Barliaven, la
on the southern coast of Ireland, on. the
north shore of Bantry Bay. The point
where the Glenholm was sunk is roughly
not more than sixty miles from Old Head
of Klnsaie, .where the -iAisitanla went
down. German submsr.nes consequently
are still 'active In this vicinity.
f mm .
LAREDO. Tex.. May .-Monter.y was
occupied by a . fore , of 1,000 Carransa
troops, under General Jose Hantoa. earlv
recently by Villa forces.' Telephone and
telegraphy communication ' Immediately
were establUned with Neuvo Laredo, op-
BOSTON BRAVES MUST
' SHUN SOCIAL EVENTS
BOSTON, May fl.-Members of the
world's champion Boston National base
ball club have been forbidden by Presi
dent Gaffaey to appear to social events
hereafter without special permission.
In a letter to the Rev. George P.
O'Connor of Maiden, made public today,
Mr. Gaffney said he had issued orders to
that effect, with a penalty of indefinite
suspension for violation. After their uo
' cess In the last world's scries, ths Braves
became popular after-dinner speakers.
' The ban on social activities follows a
j slump of several days In their playing.
Many Are Said to Have Left Paris
After War Declared, to Avoid .
POLICE ABE STILL IN THE DABX
Omaha's, two .latest murder mys
teries, the deaths of Mtss Ada Bwan
son, sian with a hatchet Friday
night, and of Harvey Anthony, whose
body recently was found, tn a cistern,
resemble In many particulars the
work of the notorious Apaches of
Paris', according to Infqrmatlon re
ceived by. County AUcrney Msgney.
. The ApachejB, many of whom, ac
cording . to dispatches ' 'from .Parts
several months ago, left Trance lav
medJatejy ,s,rter ,th Euwpean war to.
avoid military 'service, are sa d - to
km human'.victimg .with no motlva
i . . . . . .
the Swanson an'd Anthony murders
and In a third mysterious murder of
a young negro In Omaha, no ade-
.motJveB hav, been discovered
, , i .
Mad Heard Reports.
County Attorney Magney said that he
had heard reports that Paris Apaches
had coma to the United States since the
outbreak of the European war. No evt-4
denre was available that they had vla -
Ited Omaha, he said, but added that such
an event was not impossible.'
Although three months has elapsed
since the body of Anthony waa found ,n
a cistern, the authorities sre no nearer
a soluUon of the mystery of 'his death.
Only a short time ago the cistern wss
emptied' by direction of County Attorney
Magney, with the result that 'Anthony's
cap was found at the bottom.
"The finding of the cap further deep.
ened the mystery," said Mr. Magney
"It apparently 'tended, to strengthen ths
theory of suicide, yet physicians say: An
thony was not drowned . In the cistern, '
but was dead before be was placed there!
The case is one of . tbe most peculiar
murder - mysteries In the i history i ot
Omaha." . ...... , .
Lack of Motive. . . i
Brutality and apparent lack of ordinary
mUv "'aractertse. tt.e murder of Miss
Aa wanJ". who was slain with a
hatchet Friday night.
The Schrovder-Rarn tnnla. kininv r
ry lu" "men snot themselves In
! u,rrel apparently borne out by dam-
ace auiui oro'igm against saloon keepers
by- the families of the dead men, in
wnos petitions it is asserted that Uiuor
'which they had drunk was the cause of
their deal ha
MADE IN SEVERAL CITIES
LOS ANOELBS. May 2.-Antt-lottery
arrests and prosecutions In New Orleans
and other cities In the south and east
"i"" ia tne souin ana i
"lcl" declared here today
follow the jailing of Lawrence "La
1 Kullfvn hn... nMfl.M . ..
' mor. th.n a
with1 Illegal use of the malls.
W. II. H. Toung, known as the Los
Angeles "lottery king," who is under
arrest, la tn ha a wifn... K i. -
federal grand Jury next week, officials
ld. ,d thev nredlrt. .i..
formation he would give, would be 'of
great value to the government. J. B.
Buckely, another of the men under ar
rest, said, according to the police, that
"Larry" dulllvan represented himself as
an employ . of ' the county district at
torney, for whom he worked In connec
tion with the McNamara dynamiting In
vestigation and that he was therefore
raid I1U) per week by the lottery men.
Il part neat Order.
WASHINGTON. May 228pecUI Tel
egrarn ) Citil service examinations will
be held on June M at Wahoo for poet
DutaUir at Melino, Neb. .
1 'alias K. Coffin was appointed rural
letter carrier at Lyons, Neb.; Ralph U
U'llam at Tipton.
The poatofliia at Halfway, Uncoln
county, Wyoming, has been dUoonttaued;
mall to Mtrblcton.
OH BOTH FLANKS
Petrofrrad Sayi Teutonio Front
Which Crossed San Can Get
BLOODY FIGHT IN GALLIPOLI
LONDON, May it. A great bat
tle still Is raging along a 260-mlle
front on the eastern line. Although
Russia apparently is gaining on both
flanks, the decision must come along
the sixty-mile front in the center, .
along the river San, in central Gall
cla, where the Austrians and Ger
mans, are st. 11 pressing the offensive.
Tbe latest Petrograd communica
tion states that this attack is being
checked between the San and the
great marshes of the Dniester. The
Russlsn press, while admitting that
the Teutonio forces have established.
themselves across the Bsn, declares
they csn go no further in that direc
tion. Petrograd also has been
cheeretP by the official report that
the Russians sre again advancng
aga nst the Turks in the Caucasus.
On thes western line Parte reports that
the Krenrh have stopped a strong night
stuck ot the Germans north of Vprea,
and also have driven the Invaders from
Uie . slopes of Lorette, thus giving the
allies full posacnslon Of this important
Sevea Taeasaad Tarka Lost.
. Concerning the Dardanelles, ens of the
most significant reports Is the dispatch
from General riir lan Hamilton, com
mander-ln-chl.if of the . British land
forces st the Dardanelles, . spying that
the Australians have Inflicted a loss ot
T.000 men on the Turks. General Hamil
ton describes this ss the Australian re
venge for tne death of Brigadier General
W. T. Bridges, commander of the Aus
tralian forces on the Galllpotl peninsula,
and states that only a few hundred men
were lost In this sttaok.
Special dispatcher from Athens ssy re
cent reports of surceases for the allies
have boon confirmed. The TurUs, how
ever, still hold the summit of Krltha
No' Formal Declaration.
No formal declaration of war by Italy
against Its former partners lu the rjple
alllanos has yet been reported, but many
Incidents have occurred of a character
Indicating imminence, of svn actual stats
The organisers ot ths new British Cab
inet are taking a holiday over ' Whit
suntide, which urobebly means that the
composition of the coalition government
will no be known this .week-end.- .
A Geneva telegram reports that Baron
RiMian Von Rajecs, . Anstro-Iiungarlan
premier, has resigned, . but Emperor
Francis Jbseph is said to.hav aulliviA
to accept his resignation, .....
, Travelers "End Meet
., (From a Staff Correspondent.)
.LINCOLN,. May a. (Spcisi.-Th
seventeenth annual convention ot the
United Commercial Travelers. , of .Ne
braska closed its session here tpday. , The
next meeting will be held in Hastings
My add IM. ; The officers elected
une.or, v. iiarmon. Moia-
ire8! rnd jun,or- . Omehas
n . - ... l ....
irolki rand retery., r. 1L Beets, Nor-
'rml treasurer, W. C. Alexander,
- HastUigs:. conductor, T. 3. Cunningham,
. ran1 I,l,nd: ae' D' ' Eay, Fremont:
""' c-' lt,Buftum. Unooln. . ,
I The .Mc"ve committee is Thomas
oblnn. .Uncoln. and, R. A. Ekstrand,
! H-Un,I, "TT '
.council. E. E. Abbott. Beatrice; P. a
VT 0,ooa' "rna ",ana; VA
Wl w IIIUUB , V Ml, A SiteV VSassjUiaJSM
Chairman of the different committees
are: Railroad, C. W. : Hinsie, . Omaha;
legislative, W. C. Alexander, Hastings;
'mi)lojrm",t' Trsphegen, Lincoln;
hotel, E. E. Abbott.' Beatrice.
Charged with Fi;aud
NEW YORK, May tt-Raymond Mo
Cune, son of A.W. MoCune of Salt take
tolay In !, ball for esamlnaUon June
!" " ' V1";
a!"1"" v, ' , r " . u
menta tn gold mining companies, with
claims in Peru. Bend' was furnished by
a surety opmps.ny,
The ) complaint eharses ' McCune and
others unnamed with having sold from
IMO.QM) to $400,000 worth et stock In the
Peruvian Exploration company ' and
Maranon Rivers placers, inc.. on the
atrength of favorable reports by MoCune,
who said ha bad betq to South America
land investigated. the properties.
German Spy Swore
;. Allegiance to U. S,
NEW YOllK, Man si-Records which
were regarded aa tending to substantiate
the - claim that Aaton Kuepferle, who
committed suicide In London while on
trial as a German spy was a United
Otates cltlten. have been found in Brok
lyn, it wss learned today. The papers
on- file there show that ha ewer alle
giance to the United States In Brooklyn
Himself in the Head
GRAND ISLAND. Neb May C (Spe
cial Telegram.) Roy Peoples, a well-to-do
horseman residing near Mullin post-
office, accidentally shot himself with an
automatic revolver early thla morning at
a rooming bouse over a downtown busi
ness block. Ths bullet entered the mouth
and lodged tn the brain back of the
left sld of the forehead. He came hare
yesterday with a friend oa business coo
aecUd with horse sales.
KING OF ITALY
SIGHS WAR BILL
Extraordinary Powers Are Con
ferred Upon the Government .
for the Duration of
OF WAS NOW EXISTS
Austrians Reported Concentrating
Large Force on Upper Adine
WILL ISSUE TWO PROCLAMATIONS
BRK8CI ., Italy, May 22(Yta
Pari.) Frontier Incidents were re
ported today from several points
Inhere the Italian Alpine troops pw
sued Austrian soldi era
crossed the frontier.
VERONA, Italy, May 22. Ths
Austrian barracks at RoTereto, a
town in the Tyrol with abont 12.00O"
Italian inhabitants, waa blown op to
LONDON, May 32. A dispatch
from tbe 8tefani . News' Agency of
Rome says that King Victor Em
manuel signed today an act confer
ring, extraordinary powers on the
government "for the duration of the
, . ' 1 . . '
GENEVA, May 22. (Via Paris.)
The Journal publishes a dispatch
from Rome announcing that the Aus
trians are concentrating large forces
along the upper Adine river.
ROME. May 21. (Via Paris. May
22.) King Victor Emmanuel will is
sue, a proclamation . to "the people
countersigned by all the ministers
tomorrow (Saturday)., The docu
ment will explain how Italy has been
driven to take up arms and will ap
peal to all citlsens to do their duty
in such a way that victory will be
assured. Another royal proclama
tion Will be addressed to the army
and to the fleet.
IX)KDONJtay"ll-A state of,
War: now: virtually -exists betwen
Italy; and Its-former allies, Austria
hdrGermanft( although no formal
declaration has yet been made,
' Austrian troops have been with
drawn from some of the ' frontier
posts and ail navigation services in
, the Adriatic have been suspended
An Indication . that the clash Is not
far off -is seen in the1 fact that the
Italian senate endorsed the action of
the chamber in granting' the govern
ment extraordinary powers In the
event of war, for which the whole
country appears to be enthusiastic.
Serbs March oa Aaatrta.
Simultaneously with the anticipated aff
vent of Italy into the war, Serbia's re
constituted ' army has fully recovered
from the campaigns which resulted in
the Austrians ' being driven from Ferbta
and well armed and equipped, tt Is an
nouncod, ' have commenced a -inarch
toward tbe Austrian border, bent on
another invasion of Austrian territory. '
. Thus Austria Is being . attacked from
all sides and has still another enemy.
. an open secret for a long time that Italy
and Roumanla nave an agreement to act
In concert.. Roumanla, however, is await
ing the conclusion ef an agreernent with
Greece and Bulgaria, which also are ex
pected to Join the allies.
Seaate Paaeeta Bill.
BOMB (Vta l'arls), Mav,2L-The Italian
senate this evening, by a vote of 263 to t.
passed ths bill of Premier 8alandra grant
ing plenary powers to the government In
dealing with the situation that has arisen
(Continued on Pa.e Two. Column-Fou.)
The Day's War News
KINH VICTOR EMMAMIEL, slaaed
today a decree coaferriasT apoa the
liallaa ' asveraaieat extraordlaary
pullers darlast the period f ex
pected war. Aaatrlaa' troop am
bclasr eoaceatrated ia large Ban
ners aloag th coara f the Adlge
river, watch flow frosa the Tyrol
rs Alp lat Lombardy.
KING VICTOR EMMANUEL, will Is.
a a a proclaanatloa to the' Itallaa
penple, stating that Italy ha ba
drive t war aad appeallag for
siopolar . spport for ' th grovvra.
saeat'a policy. , ' Aaother royal
roclaanatloa will ho addressed to
the srsay aad aavy. '
ALTHOUGH ITALY AND AUSTRIA
aro vlrtoallr at war ao reports
liar beea received thaa far of
acta I ktoetllltUs. A trala which
' crossed th froatler from Italy,
however, was seised by Aaetrtaas,
who arrestee the trata ere ef .
RUSSIANS ARK CREDITED with
having; saad little progres oa th
flaak of tho Aastro-Uersuaa
force aad apparently hav wo
he a abl to aaeaaoo their eosa
aaaaioatla. Th mala trasr-
I hclasr carried oa aloasr th Saa,
from Praemyal aortbward taw
dlataac f abont sixty mlloe.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT from Pciro
STrad states that attempts of Tark
lah forces to advance aloasj tho
Black Sea roaat hav failed.
BRITISH SAILING VESSEL OIa
holm was soak hy a Germaa h
anarla off th Irish ooaat ycaier
day. . Th crew was aoraiitted to
leav the ship be for tt wsj do.
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