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MANY PERSONS ARE INJURED BRITISH DRIVE ENEMY BACK CABINET APPROVES NOTE SHIFTS BLAME TO BRITISH 0 1 Premier Asquith in Statement to House of Commons Hints Government Will Place Aliens In Concentration 'Camps. Allies' Great Spring Drive Against the Germans Is 'Started Thousand More Germans and Three Divisions of Trenches. Kaiser's Foreign Office Holds That Cunard Liner Carried War Material and Could Not Be Treated as Merchant Vessel. Kaiser's Government to Be Held to Account for Death of American Citizens, Says Document Ex-' planation Asked. -i The Above Map Shows Where the Giant Cunarder Was Torpedoed and Sent to the Bottom by a German Submarine, With the Loss of Hundreds of Lives, Including Many Americans.

The Drawing Also Shows Where the American Oil Steamer Gulfiight Was Torpedoed. i nun William 3. Benson, who has Just assumed his new duties as chief of the bureau of naval operations. Is advanced In rank from captain to rear admiral. Of the 38 years he has served In the navy, 22 have been spent at sea.

Berlin, via London, May 11. The following dispatch ha3 been sent by the German foreign office to the German embassy at Washington: Please communicate the following to the State Department: The German government desires to express its deepest sympathy at the loss of lives on board the Lusitania. The responsibility rests, however, with the British government, which through its plan of starving the civilian population of Germany has forced Germany to resort to retaliatory measures. In spite of the German offer to stop the submarine war in case the starvation plan was given up, British merchant vessels are being generally armed with guns and have repeatedly tried to ram submarines, so that a previous search was impossible. They cannot, therefore, be treated as ordinary merchant vessels.

A recent declaration made to the British parliament by the parliamentary secretary in answer to a question by Lord Charles Beresford said that at the present practically all British merchant vessels were armed and provided with hand grenades. Besides it has been openly admitted by the English press that the Lusitania in previous voyages repeatedly carried large quantities of war material. On the present voyage the Lusitania carried 5,400 cases of ammunition while the rest of the cargo also consisted chiefly of contraband. If England, after repeated officials, and unofficial warnings, considered herself able to declare that that boat ran no risk and thus light-heartedly assumed responsibility for the human life on board a steamer which, owing to Its armament and cargo was liable to destruction, the German government In spite of its heartfelt sympathy for the loss of American lives, cannot but regret that Americans felt more inclined to trust to English promises rather than to pay attention to the warnings from the German side. (Signed.) FOREIGN OFFICE.

JEFFEBY TELLS OF RESCUE Kenosha, Wis, Automobile Manufac-facturer Had Remarkable Escape When Lusitania Went Down. Kenosha, May 12. Charles T. Jeffrey, president of the Thomas B. Jeffrey company, has told to Kenosha people in a special cable the story of his remarkable escape from death in the sea after the sinking of the steamer Lusitania.

He says "I was in the smoking room of the Lusitania when the explosion took place. It shook the whole Bhip as a train might shake if the locomotive was suddenly stopped and back into. "There was no panic then or any other time. I went down to another deck to see what was happening there. But there was no commotion.

"I went down to my cabin. There were not many people in the alleyways with lifebelts. Others were going for them. I had an air life preserver of my own. I put on my coat and waistcoat over it, "I made my way aft, and, seeing no one on the navigating bridge, scrambled up there and could see everything happening along one side of the ship.

"The ship now heeled over so much that passengers were clinging the deck rail. It was a terrible sight their helplessness with the great ship steadily going down from under us. I knew there was no place for me in the boats, so I stayed on the navigating bridge waiting for the final plunge. "The steamship was now getting at an angle of 45 degrees, when suddenly there was a terrific rumbling, roaring noise. The huge ship trembling all over as its funnels went over, and it Just slid down under the waves by the head and then it seemed to me suddenly checked as though its bow had struck something.

But it was only momentarily and it disappeared under the water. "I went down with It, but came to the surface again quickly and looked around for something to keep me up. Presently there floated near me a rectangular sheet metal canlike air tank of a lifeboat, and I clutched it. Two men came along hanging to a barrel with handles at each end, so I left my tank and caught on to it. Four hours later we were picked up by a trawler." Mental Overwork.

In mental overwork the brain cells, being In constant use, are apt to remain alive after work has been aban doned. In this case sleep is prevented. Worry has a like effect on the cerebral cells, and if anything worse. His Preference. She (fond of ragtime) "Now that you have looked over my music what would you like to have me play?" He "Whjst or casino." Boston Transcript.

Sex and Ships. It is impossible to say just why a ship is always, or generally, referred to as "she." It is a custom, and like most customs, especially those that are ancient, is veiled in mystery. Probably there is no particular "reason" for this custom. They Who Have Learning. Great talkers, without knowledge, are as the winds that whistle; but they who have learning should speak aloud.

Maliere. Daily Thought. There must be work done by th arms, or none of us would live; and work done by the brains, or the life would not be worth having. And the same men cannot do both. Ruskto.

On Traveling. One as telling Socrates that etch a one was nothing improved by hla travels: "I very well believe it," sail he, "for he took himself along wi2 him." Montaigne. London, May 14. The sinking of the steamer Lusitania has aroused to a violent climax the smoldering hatred and suspicion of Germans living in England. This animosity has found expression in attacks of Germans, principally upon their shops In the Poor quarters of London and Liverpool, while there have been minor disturbances in Manchester, Birkenhead, Glasgow, and a few other places.

Windows in many German shops were smashed and some stores were pillaged. None of the persons attacked are reported to have been seriously injured, but a considerable number were more or less beaten. One or two shops nave been set on Are. A spontaneous movement has developed la the London market to boycott subjects of enemy countries. The police forces of both London Liverpool have been depleted by enlistments in the army, and special constables have been called out to help the regulars.

A number of police have been injured during the riotlngs. Many of the disturbers of the peace were bought before the police courts and received punishment In sentences ranging from four months' imprisonment, imposed on one Liverpool woman, to a four shillings fine. After the meeting Premier Asquith made a statement In the house of commons foreshadowing that the government would carry out the popular demand for placing these aliens in concentration camps. "It would be difficult to find a parallel for the feeling of righteous Indignation aroused in all classes in this country," the premier said. "One result of this unhappily is that Innocent and unoffending persons are in danger of being made to pay the penalty for the crimes of others.

"From the military point of view the steps already taken In the matter of Internment have otherwise proved adequate for the purposes In view, namely, to provide for the safety of the country and to prevent illicit communication between alien enemies here and their governments abroad." MINERS TO GET BONUS. Copper Magnates Will Make Up for Short Wages. Houghton, May 14. Officials of the Calumet and Hecla Mining company announced here that, on June 12 a bonus of over $500,000 would be distributed among the 10,000 employees of the company and Its subsidiaries. On account of business depression the corporation on September 1, 1914, passed its dividend, put employees on three-quarters time, reduced wages ten percent.

Office employees, from manager to office boys, received a cut of 15 per cent. When the copper situation began to Improve and show a profit the men were put back on full time and wages were advanced to the former scale. i OUTLOOK FOU WHEAT GOOD. Government Report Announces at Washington Excellent Conditions. Washington, May 14.

Continued Improvement of the winter wheat outlook, promising conditions for spring wheat, a breaking of the severe drought In the eastern and central cotton bfelt and timely rains over the eastern portion of the corn belt, were announced in the national weather and crop bulletin. The fruit outlook continues favorable. ELECTION FRAUD IS CHARGED. Former Police Offical Alleges Ballot-Stuffing at Kansas City, Kan. Kansas City, May 13.

Ballot boxes were stuffed In the recent municipal election in Kansas City. according to George D. Jameson, a former sergeant of police, who testified in Governor Capper's investigation. i Referee Halts Fight. New York, May 13.

Jimmy Clabby of Hammond, and George Chip of Newcastle, were ordered from the ring in the eighth round by Referee Billy Roche after he had warned them that they would have to put up a better fight. The crowd hissed and booed the fighters throughout, and Clabby was warned often. Parliament Member Wounded. London, May 14. Josiah Wedge- wood, member of parliament for New- nnstle-TJnder-Lyme.

is among the wounded mentioned in the latest cas-ualty list received from the Darda nelles. Farmer's Throat Cut. Seneca. 111.. May 14.

Frank Maier, a farmer near here, was found dead In bed with his throat cut. Maier recently was made defendant in a suit brought by his wife for separate main tenance. insurant- Comnanies Hit. New York, May 13. Just before the Lusitanla sailed agents of life insurance companies solicited business nronlthv nnsRPneprs ami it Is estimated that policies aggregat: ing were iaen out Ranoert Kill Two Mexicans.

Alpine, May 13 Two Mexicans of a band of twelve smugglers were killed and others wounded in a fs-M with Texas rangers, below Bou-Quillas. Nearly one hundred stolen cattle were Kills Wife, Boy and Self. Devils Lake, N. May 11 Alex. Herman, aged thirty, strangled to death his wife and Roy Pinley, aged eleven, and then hanged himself "on a farm near here.

The crime was discovered by Senator Hyland. Plan Leper Colony. Alton, HI-. May 11. The Illinois state board of administration is planning to establish here a colon for the 100 lepers it is claimed are lifing in the state of Illinois.

Doctor Sewell is to have charg. London, May 13. Continuing what is now declared to be the greatest battle of the war, and admitted in Berlin, as well as announced here and in Paris as the great spring drive of the allies, the French gained further successes in their offensive north of Arras. Repeated assaults carried the French force partly through the town of taking 200 German prisoners there, strengthened the French foothold in the outskirts of Carency, practically cutting off all German communication between that town and Allain and carrying three new lines of German trenches north of Carency. The town is practically surrounded and its capture seems certain.

Included in the German night statement is an admission that the French still hold the trenches captured between Carency and Neuville, north of Arras. The statement also admits that the French gained a foothold in the blockhouse on Hartmannsweiler Kopf, The British official statement announces repulse of German attacks east of Ypres and south of Menln. Berlin admits some of the French gains and claims success in the capture of a hill of strategical importance from the Bitish near Ypres. The French admit retreat from a position won in front of Loos, but announce great advances at all other points and the capture of 1,000 prisoners, making a total of 4,000 taken in the successful offensive since Sunday. The Belgians are continuing their advance at the Yser.

The greatest importance is attached to the French drive, as it threatens the German lines of communication for the armies on the Oise and the Aisne. WEALTHY MAN TRIES TO DIE. O. F. Flelschmann Shoots Self in Effort at Death.

New York, May 13. Otto F. Flelschmann, president of the Fleischmann Vehicle company, a member of the Fleischmann family which established a fortune as manufacturers of bread, shot himself In the Holland house, where he had registered under the name of Louis J. Bernhardt, Montreal. He was removed to a hospital, where it was feared he would not recover.

It was not until removed to the hospital that he admitted his identity. His only explanation for the act was that he was tired of life and wanted "to be forgotten." SUBMARINE SUNK BY TURKS? Constantinople Claims Australian Craft Was Lost in Dardanelles. London, My 13. The admiralty in a statement on Tuesday says: Turkish official statement reports that the Austrian submarine AE-2 was sunk at the entrance of the Sea of Marmora and the crew of three officers xand twenty-nine men were made prisoners. "There is no confirmation of this report In the hands of the admiralty." IRVIN COBB SERIOUSLY ILL.

War Correspondent Suffers In Hospital, But Gains Some. New York, May 13. Irvin S. Cobb, war correspondent, is seriously ill at Polyclinic hospital. Sunday night physicians considered the situation so grave that Mrs.

Cobb was called to her husband's bedside. Since then he has been slowly gaining. J. C. Kohn Elgin Postmaster.

Washington. May 13. President Wilson appointed John C. Kohn postmaster of Elgin, HI. Mr.

Kohn had the backing of Senator Lewis, Samuel Alschuler and Charles F. Clyne, district attorney at Chicago. Says Roosevelt Was Boss. Syracuse, N. May 14.

That for a period Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, and not William Barnes, was Republican "boss" of the Empire state was the burden of Barnes' rebuttal in his $50,000 libel suit. Explosion Kills Three Men. Wellington, N. May 13. Three men were killed by an explosion at the Anderson Chemical plant here.

Boat Capsizes; Four Drown. Midland, May 13. William H. Taylor, chief engineer of Ohio river dam No. 77, his wife and two children were drowned when the boat in which they were crossing the river was swept over the dam and capsized.

Ferris Vetoes Boxing Bill. Lansing, May 13. A bill to legalize ten-round boxing matches in Michigan was vetoed on Tuesday by Governor Ferris. "I disapprove the boxing commission bill," said the governors Leo Frank to Die June 22. Atlanta.

May 12. Leo M. Frank, convicted of the murder of Mary Pha-gan at the National Pencil facto-y here two years ago, was sentenced to be hanged June 22 by Juuge Ben Hill in the criminal court Martial Law for Victoria. Victoria, B. C.

May 12. Martial law is in effect in this city following violent anti-German rioting of the last two nights. All citizens were ordered on Monday to remain in their houses after dark. Submarines Cause Terror. London, May 11.

The Lusitania is the twenty-ninth vessel to be sunk or damaged in the first week of May in the German war zone about the British Isles. Most of these vessels were torpedoed by German submarines. Mob Lynches Physician. Norman, May 11. Dr.

B. E. Ward, a well-known physician, was taken from the county jail here by twelve masked men and lynched. His body was found suspended from a tree two miles from tows. "Washington, May 12.

Germany has asked Ambassador Gerard at Berlin to notify the United States that submarine commanders have been specifically instructed not to harm neutral ships which are not engaged in hostile acts in the war zone, and -that Germany will pay for damage- sustained by such ships. Washington, May, 12. President Wilson will enter a vigorous protest to Germany and will insist on an explanation of the series of incidents connected with the submarine war waged around British Isles which resulted in the deaths of American The president after three days of study in solitude, came to this decision last night and submitted his draft to the members of the cabinet It was unanimously approved. This decision, reached by President Wilson tonight, marks the first step in the policy which will be pursued by the United States as a result of the sinking of the Lusitania with the loss of more than 100 American lives. Tho kaiser's government also will be asked to explain the sinking of the causing the death of Leon C.

Thrasher, an American; the torpedoing of the Gulfiight, and the attack by German airmen on the American steamship Cushing. In firm and unmistakable terms, according to those familiar with the document, the president, after voicing the intense feeling of the United States over these happenings, demands, inl the name of international law, that Germany adhere to the established rules of maritime warfare. Demands Safety for Passengers. Unarmed merchant vessels, carrying con-combatants, must be visited and searched when encountered on the high seas, says the note, and passengers and crew be transferred to a place of safety before any prize is destroyed. The document to be sent to Germany points out that the Teutons will be held to strict accountability for any attacks on American vessels or deaths of American citizens.

It is said the United States denies the right on the part 'of Germany to carry on such methods of warfare and states that the mere giving of official notice of an intention to commit an unjustifiable act does not make it lawful. The events which follow if Germany refuses to comply with the expressed wishes of the note, would not be discussed by members of the cabinet tonight. Roosevelt For Drastic Action. Syracuse, N. May 12.

Former President Roosevelt Tuesday night pleaded for prompt action by the -United States on account of the Lusitania disaster, commenting on President Wilson's speech in Philadelphia. Mr. Roosevelt was particularly interested in that part of the president's speech in which the latter referred "such a thing as a man being too proud to fight," and "a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right." "The 150 babies drowned on the Lusitanla, the hundreds of women drowned with them, and the American ship, the Gulfiight, which was torpedoed, offer an eloquent commentary on the actual working of the theory that it is not necessary to assert rights and that a policy of blood and iron can with efficacy be met with a policy of blood and water. Germany now offers to stop the practice of murder on the high seas if we will now abandon further neutral rights, which by her treaty she has solemnly pledged to see that we exercise without molestation. "Without' twenty-four hours' delay this country should and could take effective action by declaring that in view of, Germany's murderous offenses all commerce with Germany shall be forthwith forbidden and all commerce of every kind permitted and encouraged with France, England and the rest of the civilized world." Course Laid Out For' Liner.

London, May 12. The liner Lusitania was following the course laid out for it by the British admiralty -I when it was torpedoed by a German submarine off the south coast of Ireland Friday afternoon. No Halt in Ocean Travel. New York, May 12. No general cancellation of the sailings of steamers, or of passengers engaged from New York to European ports has followed the sinking of the Lusitania, according to agents of steamship lines here.

They say, however, that there has been an increase in the popularity of vessels flying neutral flags. It was estimated that 2,350 passengers are on board the various steamships from American ports bound for destinations that will take them within range of German submarine activity. Avoid False Moves. No false move should ever be made to extricate yourself out of a difficulty or to gain an advantage. There can be no pleasure in playing with a person once detected in such unfair practices.

Benjamin Franklin. Two Belts. "The belt worn by Napoleon at the battle at Waterloo shows taat his girth was 42 inches. Some belt, eh?" "Yes, but not a to the belt that Wellington gave him." Removal of President. No presidenfof the United States was ever removed from his high office.

The attempt was made to remove President Andrew Johnson, but it failed by one vote, and Johnson served out his full term. When a Small Boy Washes. A boy was recently asked to give a description of water, and this is what ho wrote: "Water is a. white liquid which turns completely black the mo ment you put your hands in it. marines in Irish waters and the threats that had been made to destroy the liner.

3. That officers of the Lusitania failed to Grill the passengers in the routine to be followed in case of disaster and that officers on the ship hid the seriousness of the ship's damage from passengers up to the last minute, assuring them there was no danger. Explosions Killed 500 Queenstown, May 12. More than five hundred passengers and Bailors on the Lusitanla are believed to have been killed or injured so badly they were rendered helpless by the explosion which followed the impact of the second torpedo fired by. the German submarine against the liner.

Information to this effect was given to officials of the Cunard line who are making an investigation and assisting in the care of injured survivors and the search for bodies. Capt W. T. Turner of the Lusitania was in conference for hours with representatives of the Cunard line. When asked by press representatives if the explosion which resulted from the second torpedo had been caused by the blowing up of ammunition stored in the liner's hull Captain Turner said: No, if ammunition had exploded that would probably have torn the ship apart and the loss of life would have been much heavier than it was." The statement of Captain Turner gave further basis to the belief that the liner's boilers blew ip.

The master of the lost Cunarder declared that, from the bridge he saw the torpedo streaking toward the Lusitania and tried to change the ship's course to avoid the missile, but was unable to do so in time. The only thing left for, him to do was to rush the liner ashore and beach her, and she wss headed for the Irish coast when she foundered. GERMANY IS BLAMED CORONER'S JURY FIXES RESPON-. SIBILITY FOR DISASTER. Captain Turner Declares He Was Warned That Submarine Was In Path of Liner.

Kinsale, Ireland, May 12. The verdict rendered by the coroner's jury which investigated the deaths resulting from the torpedoing of the Lusitania follows: "We find that the deceased met death from prolonged immersion and exhaustion in the sea eight miles south-south-west of Old Head of Kin-sale on Friday, May 7, 1915, owing to the sinking cf the Lusitanla by torpedoes fired by a German submarine. "We find that this appalling crime was committed contrary to international law and the conventions of all civilized nations. "We also charge the officers of said submarine and the emperor and government of Germany under whose orders they acted, with the crime of wholesale murder before the tribunal of the civilized world. 1 "We desire to express sincere condolences and sympathy with the relatives of the deceased, the Cunard company, and the United States, many of whose citizens perished in this murderous attack on an unarmed liner.

Capt, Turner of the Lusitanla, appeared before the coroner and was questioned. The coroner asked him whether he had received a message concerning the sinking of a ship off Klnsale by a submarine, Capt. Turner replied that he had not, and that his first warning of the attack on the Lusitania came when he saw the approach of the Torpedo. Captain Turner was asked whether he had received any messages In regard to the presence of submarines off the Irish coast, He replied in the affirmative. Man's Peculiarity.

-Man, as has been remarked several times before, is a Peculiar Cuss. Jude Johnson, who beats his wife, thinks it i3 a shame that Short Jenks criticizes Mrs. Jenks' grammar. Atchison Globe. But That's Serious.

Some girls seem to slip along through life without any more serious worries than how to keep the shoulder straps of their evening gowns in place. Columbus, (O.) Journal. Some Climates. The northern parts of Norway and Sweden extend well up into the Arctic cricle, while the southern parts come tlown to the latitude of Glasgow; so there is a wide range between the winter temperatures in those countries. The same applies to Canada.

Always Something to Do. Life is just one swat after another. First it is candidates for office and then it is carpets and files, Chicago News. Free Government. No free government or the blessing of liberty can be preserved by any people, but by a firm adherence to ustice, moderation, temperance, frugality and virtue, and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

-Patrick Henry. Most Accurate Clock. An observatory at Berlin holds the world's most accurate clock, which is kept In an air-tight cylinder in the basement of the building. 1,1 PERISHED BY SINKING OF LINER LUSITANIA Many KUled by Explosions When a German Submarine Torpedoes Big Ship. 100 AMERICANS DIE Charles Frohman, Alfred G.

Vander-bilt, Elbert Hubbard, and Charles Klein Among Prominent Citizens Who Wnt Down With the Ship. London, May 12. Eleven hundred and fifty persona, according to latest official figures, lost their lives in the sinking of the Cunard line steamship Lusitanla, which was torpedoed by a German submarine off Old Head of Klnsale, Ireland, Friday afternoon. Of the 188 Americans on board, more than 100 are believed dead. The bodies of Charles Frohman, the theatrical manager; Dr.

F. S. Pearson of New York, and Charles Pla-mondon of Chicago, have been recovered. Officially given up as dead are: Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, multimillionaire; Charles Klein, playwright; Justus M. Forman, playwright; Elbert Hubbard, writer, and Mrs.

Elbert Hubbard. Living AH Accounted For. Although the Cunard officials suggest that there may be few survivors of the Lusitania not yet reported, suffering from Injuries at some lonely fishing hut or farmer's cottage, this hope finds no reflection in official circles. There it is declared the living are all accounted for. The latest available figures show: Dead, passengers and crew, 1.150.

passengers and crew, 767. Of the latter, 4G5 we're passengers and 302 were members of the crew. There is much complaint that the Cunard officials have made no systematic effort to recover bodies. Their tugs have been at the scene of the wreck only twice. And they have made no effort to cruise well out from the coast where outgoing and incoming vessels report the presence of many bodies wearing lifebelts.

Scores Thrown 'From Boats. Scores of the Lusitania's passengers, many of them women and children, after being placed in lifeboats, were dragged down with the ship when it sank, because the boats could not be lowered. Survivors attribute this fault to Inefficiency among the crew. Ropes fouled, some of the boats were chopped away, overturning when they struck the sea, and hurling the occupants into the water. Some fell from a height of forty feet, others could not be released and were dragged down.

Handling of Ship Criticized. Survivors, both Americans and British, who have arrived in London, severely criticized the manner in which the Lusitania was handled, both by the admiralty and officials of the Cunard line. These complaints summed up briefly, follow: That the Lusitania, instead of being kept at top speed as she neared the Irish coast, slowed down, thus making her easy prey for the German submarines lying in wait for her. 2. That no convoy was placed over the Lusitania by the admiralty despite the known presence of German sub- Atonement.

MI hate the smell of mothballs and there's a woman next door hanging up the clothes she has had put away with them." "Why object to that? She's doing you a neighborly kindness, in airing your grievances. Dye From Nettles. A fine yellow dye is produced from the roots of nettles boiled in alum. The juice of the stalk and leaves is used to dye woolen stuffs a brilliant and permanent green. There Are Others.

"I think Professor Hibrow la a wonderful lecturer," said the Old Fogy. "He brings things home to you that you never saw before." "That's nothing," replied the Grouch. "I have a laundry wagon driver who caD do that." Cincinnati Enquirer. Honeymoon Lies. A honeymoon produces to the square minute than any other period of a person's life.

"The Thirty Days," by Hubert Wales. 1 How Girls View Them. One writer says that a freckle "is a wild flower the sun has placed on their cheeks." That Is a pretty thought, but many girls will continue to regard the freckle as a thorn in the flesh. Toledo Blade. Ocean's Richest Prlza.

Sperm whales are the richest prlz of the ocean, yielding spermaceti frop the cavities in their heads, ivory from their lower Jaws and rich yellow from their sides. Gen. Franchet d'Esperey, who won fame in the battle of the Marne, Is now In command of the French forces about the city of Reims and has been holding his lines steadily and stubbornly. ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE GENERAL GONZALES GARZA Barona's Troops Try to Kill Mexican President Francisco Estrada Slain In Brawl. Washington, May 11.

An attempt to assassinate Roque Gonzales Garza, the convention provisional president of Mexico, was made by troops led by General Barona, former military commander of Mexico City, according to dispatches reaching here from the Mexican capital. Barona's troops were repulsed alter severe fighting, with losses on both sides. According to the report, the attack on the residence of President Garza began at three o'clock In the morning. The troops of General Garza met those of General Barona along the Alameda and serious fighting ensued. When General Barona's forces retreated they left thirteen dead and two wounded, while two of General Garza's soldiers were killed.

One of the latter was General Estrada. San Antonio, May persons were killed In disorders in Mexico City, which began as the result of a brawl between rival Mexican generals at a dance, according to a telegram received from Vera Cruz. Antonio Barona, a Zapatista general, according to the message, shot and killed General Francisco Estrada, chief of staff of General Gonzales Garza, convention provisional' president of Mexico. Soldiers of the two generals became involved in a fight in the streets and fifty persons were killed, the message added. AIR RAID ON PARIS FAILS.

French Aeroplane Scouts Force Zeppelin to Change Its Course. Paris, May 13. An attempt by a Zeppelin airship to carry out another raid on Paris was defeated Tuesday night by an aerial patrol guarding the city. A Zeppelin approched the city shortly after seven o'clock from the northeast. When it was over Dam-martin, about 'ten miles northeast of the city, it was sighted bys aeroplane scouts who immediately gave chase, forcing the dirigible to change its course.

It flew off in a northwesterly direction and then turned again to the east, making for its own lines. NO CRUISE FOR U. S. SHIPS. American Warships Will Not Pass Through Panama Canal This Year.

Washington, May 13. Secretary of the Navy Daniels virtually admitted on Tuesday that the Atlantic fleet would not pass through the Panama canal this year. He declined, however, to discuss plans for another cruise until he should have definitely decided that the Pacific trip would be Impossible. "The matter of coal is very serious. We would have to carry it all in colliers." Find Woman's Body.

Hackensack, N. May 13. The body of a well-dressed woman, believed, to have been murdered, was found by a hunter in Johnson's woods, Rochelle Park. Big Fire at Seward, Alaska. Seward, Alaska, May 13.

A fire that raged here for 24 hours was brought under control, after a damage of a quarter of a million dollars had been done. Torpedo Sets Steamer Afire. London, May 14. An' unidentified steamer was torpedoed and set on fire off Schiermonnik-Oog, an island in the North sea, according to a Reuter dispatch from Amsterdam. The message made no mention of the fate of the crew.

Dewey Is Honored. Burlington, May 13. Admiral George Dewey is the new commander of the Vermont Commandery of Military Order of the Loyal Legion. He was elected at the annual meeting. Prof.

Karl Lamprecht Dead. Leipzig, Germany (via Berlin and London), May 13. The death was announced here on Tuesday of Prof. Karl Lamprecht, professor of history in the University of Leipzig. He was born in 1856.

Won't Free Dynamiter. Boston, May 13. The petition of Werner Horn for release was denied. Judge Morton holding that the defendant's attempt to destroy the bridge at Vanceboro, was not an act of war. France's Wheat Supply.

Paris, May 12. The French government estimates the stock of wheat in France at 6.000,000 bushels. It is understood that contracts have been placed abroad, chiefly in the United States, for 4,000,000 bushels. U. S.

Steel's Unfilled Orders. New York, May 12. The United States Steel corporation reported unfilled orders on its books as of April 30 at 4,162,244 tons, against 4,255,749 tons on March 31, and 4,277,068 tons on April 30, 1914. PRESIDENT WILSON URGES "AMERICA FIRST" IN SPEECH Addresses 4,000 Alien-Born at Philadelphia Puts Humanity Above All Lauds Peace. Philadelphia.

May 12. President Wilson gave to a gathering of 4,000 naturalized Americans on Monday night the first intimation of, what course the United States government will pursue in the situation resulting from the loss of more than 100 American lives on the Lusitanla. He spoke by implication, but his hearers interpreted his remarks as meaning that while the United States would remain at peace it would seek to convince Germany of the injustice to mankind of the tragedy of last' Friday. "America," said the president, "must have the consciousness that on all sides it touches elbows and touches hearts with all nations of mankind. The example of America must be a special example, and must be an example not merely of peace because it will not fight, but because peace is a healing and elevating influence of the world, and strife is not.

"There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight. There Is such a thing as being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right" These remarks precipitated a tumult of applause and patriotic enthusiasm, attended by a waving of thousands of small American flags. The president made no direct reference to the Lusitania tragedy, but the audience did not hesitate to read the application of his statement. Introduced by Mayor Blankenburg, who spoke with a distinctly German accent, a welcome and appeal for a single allegiance to the United Sta tes, the president carried forward the Idea of the welding of foreign blood in the makeup of America by pointing out the true goal of right American citi zenship to be a loyalty not to the country of one's birth but to the land of one's adoption. WILSON LAUDED BY TAFT.

Former President Believes Executive Can Handle Lusitania Case. Washington, May 13. President Wilson received a letter from former President Taft expressing confidence in his ability to handle the situation growing but of the sinking) of the Lusitania. The president has written a reply to Mr. Taft, thanking him warm ly.

Mr. Taft in his letter expressed his views of what should be done in the present situation. While the letter was not made public, it is understood that Mr. Taft and the president are In substantial accord in the general principles underlying the attitude of the United States. Duquoin Man's Kin Killed.

Duquoin, 111., May 13. Ferdinand J. Zeni of Duquoin has received word from Austria telling him of the death of six cousins who were killed while fighting in the Carpathians. Zeni was formerly a member of the Tenth Kaiser Jaeger regiment, now in the thick of the fighting in the Carpathians. Heads B'rith Abraham Again.

Philadelphia, May 14. Samuel Dorf was re-elected grand master of the order B'rith Abraham at the biennial convention of the order. Villa Reports Victory. Washington, May 14. A decisive defeat for the left wing of General Obre-gon's army in battles fought at GuIJo and Santa Ana between Leon and Ro-mita.

was reported by General Villa to the convention agency here. Due to British Mediation? London, May 14. A Shanghai dis-patch to the Post says one of the leading Chinese newspapers asserts that China's acceptance of Japan's ultimatum was due entirely to British mediation. Not Afraid of Submarines. New York, May 12.

Announcement was made at the White Star line office that only two of the forty persons who had engaged passage on the liner Cymric, a British vessel, had canceled their reservations. Trawler Hellenic Blown Grimsby, England, May 12. The trawler Hellenic was blown up and sunk by mine 85 mileseast of Spurn head in the North sea Sunday. Three members of her crew were re-poretd killed. U.

S. Navy Aviator Killed. Washington. May 11. Ensign Mel-vin L.

Stolz of the navy aviation corps was killed while making a low altitude flight at Pensacola, according to the namy department. Stolz fell out of his machine head Archbishop Colton Dead. Bttfjalo, N. May 11. Bishop Charles archbishop of the Roman Catholic church, dropped dead here.

He was appointed bishop of Buffalo in Ma, 1903, to succeed James Quigley..

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