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lAMAPOLI 1 EDITION FAIR; PROCABLT SHOWERS. i ir.r9t. 4 Sunset. Chj and Marion County Suburbs. Erst four months, 1913.
Total paid 1U7.1.V vol. xlvirno twenty pages WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY, 12, 1915. TWENTY PAGES (ON TRAIN? AND Prn EVnai'WHEKE CENTS A'IiVI: BLOOMIHETDH CITY BOOKS UNDER PROBE SAYS HSB FOLLOWED ORDERS THRONG THE CITY Bands. Flags and Uniforms Fill Streets With Color and Music. Mayor Harris and J.
A. Rowe, Treasurer, Deny Rumors They Will Offer Resignations. Report cf Committee, Hss ded by Viscount Bryce, cn Alsd Belgian Mads." "TOT" jiiL. 1MB NEWS GHTS TEMPLARS I WELCOME, TEMPLARS '1 is riRiAri mi orps im HMHiisvif i I Pill hti Abandonment of Submarines' Illegal At tacks on MerchantVessels Bearing Non combatants Said to Be Insisted On Guaranty Required Cabinet Approves. WILSOit COMPLETES Seeks to Convince Kaiser's Government by i Firm Argument That Empire Is Follow 1 ing Wrong Course Reparation "Asked Loss of American Lives.
SITUATION IN A. NUTSHELL The President has undertaken by the force of argument to convince the German empire that it is pursuing a wrong course; he has undertaken to convince the German empire that the United States is "to right hat it does not need to convince others by force that it is right" The great desire of the Present is, of course, to keep the United States out of war. Th President ambition is that the United States continue to maintain N' ison uiiams. or lUmnton. gran A.
commander of the Silvio grand command its attitude as the great neutral nation; that It protect itself during this'ery. and Leonidas p. Newbv. of Knights I I 1 .1 (L. nnkt wona siriir uiruuii mi.
ji. President has never abandoned hope that when the end of the war rones, the United States may be able to do a great service; and he realizes, of course, that if she should become embroiled in the conflict her opportunity serve would be lost. The Indianapolis News Bureau. S3 Wyatt Building. WASHINGTON, May 12.
The American not to Germany in the Ltisltanla case was complied by 'President tori iy. It was raid it would be sent to Berlin by nightfall. "The course of the President has been tiid a White House statement, ls tued by Secretary Tumulty, after a conference with the rresiflent. "Jt will announced just as soon as it 1 proper tj the note how in preparation." Al a by German submarines of VWI ji'ttacks on merchant vessels carry p. ncotnbnfa nls and due respect tnr At rr' f.n Haht nd llvf are demanded in jivte.
i i st.n raid to include a for full reparation for the los ef American lives In the elnking of the Lufttania. Uansinn Studies Language. The FreUerit Wnt the not to the tate rrtinent for examination by Counselor I.anc ing to moke sure that the language emr lojel complied with diplomatic usages Ti car lnet had previously examined and srrrovt! the note. Members of the cabl riet who have always advocated vigorous i meapurvs in the foreign polloy of the ad ministration ere saliFfledwlth its terms, Conservative memlwrs afrrove It also, Ti nt It maintains the dignity and honor i of th United Utates was their unanimous The PrefiJer.t, it was akl. realized fully tla cravlty of meanlnj in the note and as pnpared for any eventualities that rr.IiJt arle from Its presentation.
I VViii Go to U. S. Ambassador. Th fi'ite. it was announced, would go forward throush the regular diplomatic chnnri.
Sonic consideration was given to the iltn of communit ating directly wllh the. German emperor, but In the end was aecided to pursue the usual course. rreclsf ly hen the. note will be made ruWii will not be determined until Ger msny is hfflrd from, or at Jeast until the note Is tT ceivcd by the German government. It the wish of the President i that thWe, be no unusual delay, and may bt.
said that unlrss Germany on re I cetpt of the note consents to It Imme. i dit i ubllcat on. will bo given out here. i There; is evry reason to believe that I the nete wHl rieet th expectation of thf i Amerienn peoTJle. This does not mean tbat it wiU receive the approval or those rrson! who would rush the Vnlte 1 51 tea 'into we" regardless of tonse who would not afford Germany pponunlty to explain her acts of re fnt weeks, and who under no conside.ra tin would approve tliat policy of alm russ and thoushtfulness that has char the President since the present cmis arose L.
Friday. No Lack of Firmness. 1 The Vey to the not may; be found In this line from the President's speech at Philadelphia l' Monday night, referring ta the Attitude a great nation ought to 1 assume! in a time of stress: "There is I ich a thing as a nation's being so rfght It 4a'i not need to convince others i Vy tore that Is win be when the cote is made ruMic that I the has undertaken to con vtr.ee the German entire that the Vnlted Suites 1h in tlie present controversy snd that Gerrnlny Is wr rng tlere It Is asserts that tlere Is no lack ftrmpess Id the note Gt rmanf ottirre what he has done to tlie injury of a great neutral country Since February 10. wlidi the United iiAit's rote of forward, the tlevlarativn that Germany would be held to '5la strict accountability" I If ilwt'girietl th rules of lntertia tionaj law trt conducting her warfare on i te Grmny feminded as to what sh did to the British steamship Falaba, resuUlrg in the toss o( on American life; 'her attention" win be called to the aercjlaiiv! attack on. the Cushing.
an Anerjuan vessel; she will be reminded t' she sank the another i Amerlcaa vesseL ani loss of four Hvs. and then her attention will bv drawn to th fact that as a crowning vio lation ot all civilized rules of war fire, siis sank, the rsritUh steamship L'jv. tar.ia without givtng the mor than 2, of hurai belr.gs on that ship the el yMeft v.trn5nar, and thereby caused thp rtora tbin persoaa, isclud It witl till theittie NOTE TO rak than tUa fim a rxt mwn, aii.u. in? more than Americans, them women and children. "Ym or "No" Demanded.
The German government will then be akel to avow or disavow these acts. There will demanded of her an unqualified answer as to whether this method of marine warfare la to be continued. It Is said by persons who are in position to know what the note contains that tha language employed will not leave any opportunity for Germany to Quibble; that sftfe must admit her wrong, and must Rive a pledge that in the future a different policy will be followed. Attention will be directed to the rondl (ion of public sentimtnt in the United Ftat to the unanimous demand of. the American people that the German empire adhere the established rules of marl time warfare.
There will be a demand that iwme assy ranee or guaranty be given hereafter that unarmed merchant vessels carring noncombatants be visited arm nearcnea wnen encountered on the high seas by the German navy! and that passengers p.nd crew be transferred to a place of sty btfu fore any prize is de stroyed. Acts Not Justified. The note. It is understood, will take the gTound that the giving of official notice of an Intention to commit an unjustifiable act does not Justify the act or make it Of course, a disavowalan admission that she did wrong in causing loss of life on the Falaba. In attempting to destroy the Cubbing," In sinking the Gulflight.
and In the Lusitania to the bottom of the sea without warning the ship's passengers would of Itself settle the question of reparation for the acts. It' is pointed out So It is not understood thit the question of reparation made an Important feature in the note. Theje are other questions that might be called incidental1 that, it is understood, are not discussed In the note. One of rflates the German 'propaganda In the United states. That the American government Intends to put a stop to this propaganda.
If it is Possible to do so. may be stated as a fact. The question Vf asking Dr. Pernhard Ieinburg. who Is at the bead of the proganda, to leave the Continued on Page Three JUSTIFIABLE ACT OF WAR, SAYS GERMAN OFFICIAL DIPLOMAT TERMS ROOSEVELT'S WORDS INSULT TO NATION.
DEED A MILITARY NECESSITY? BERLIN. May 12. The attention of Baron Mumm von Sch warxenstein. who after long years of diplomatic service, now occupying a high position In the German foreign office, has been called to the hip erHicisr.ia of Germany In tb Amer i press In connection with the siianii, the words attributed to former l'rrsld nt noosetelt that the sinking of l.nsitania was the greatest act of rnacy in history being esiecially empha Th lr'n authorized the follow I Chicago. Ii; tut stateiiterit ninail.
O. If Air. iMowevelt" used these word. Inver. Colo tt tmrlf.l on ar Ctfv.
Kaa. German reo Inch we bitterly resent. even at a tim, hen we havet to submit to the hntreo ana faUity of enemies and xorrjier ui7hib. im iiiui(ca. wunoiil excuse, men who, fearless of death.
charged their duty to the fatherland tn the hour of need, without hot of booty. Justifiable Act of War. "It was only after EnsUnd declared the whole North a war sone. without maintaining an effective hlcKka.le. that with precisely th mum ritt.
tietlarl the water around LnlaDj a vi zone ar.d announced her of sjr.kins all hostile ct.mn.orcml ve sc found therein, 'nhcrf hy it ojld not Hi ays to auid endansrrins crea 1 rtapi In the case of the Luitania the German an.tatai!or even furtfcer earned Americans tSircwsh. ti preat merican new.NiMrs acair.st lasae therr on. Ixve a pirate act thus? lhet he take rlr.s to av human Uvea? EHe he pub Continued on Three. TWO THOUSAND IN PARADE Members From AH Parts of State and Distinguished Visitors Attend Sixty fourth Conclave. Knights Templars representing fifty eight tommanderies in Indian were in the city today, attending the sixty first annual conclave of the grand command i cry of Indiana, the formal opening 01 which was held in the morning in the Masonic temple.
More than 2.0C0 joined in the parade that passed through the downtown dlntrlct during the afternoon, all Kir knights appearing in full Templar uniform and being reviewed Dy narry o. fc'trickland, of Greenfields prand com mander. from a stand at the north of the Soldier and Sailors' Monument. ThrniirrV.aiil IhA mnrnllltf 1 1 I Jlf commanderies streamed into the city. being" met at the railway and interurban station by details from the Raper commandery No.
I. of Indianapolis, which escorted the visitor to the conclave headquarters at the Masonic temple. On arrival there representative of the visiting reported to Calvin V. Prattler, grand recorder, and captains general reported to Franklin L. Bridges.
chlef of staff. who outlined arrangements for the afternoon parade. Distinguished Guests. First arrivals for the conclave reached ins cuy ai noon yesterday, and included many of the grand comma ndery officers. Amony the distinguished guests to arrive today were William M.
Melish. of Cln cinrtati. past commander of the grand encampment of the United States; ")Wn Ind. senior warden of the grand encampment All the grand oraceni In Indiana were present when the formal '''ning of the conclave was held. They were: Marry G.
Strickland, Greenfield. grand' commander: Adrian Hamersly. Washington, deruty grand commander; James Handel. grand generalissimo; George H. Steel.
Kvansvllle, grand captain general; George S. Parker. Anderson. senior warden: Henri T. Oonde.
Indiana polls. Junior warden; Columbus H. Hall. Franklin. grand prelate: Charles L.
Hutchinson. Indianapolis, grand treasurer: Calvin W. Irather. Indianapolis, grand recorder: Harry C. Moore, Marlon." grand standard bearer; Kugejie Vatet.
uncle, grand sword bearer; George A. Xewhouse, New Albany, grand warded; Jacob Rubin, Indianapolis, grand captain of the guard. Auto Ride for Women. Karly today more arrivals, reached the city and by had reported at the temple. Many women accompanied the knights to the conclave 'and before the formal opening in the rooming the women were takt for an automobile tour' of.
the city. Military evolution by the Greenfield commandery. No. 30, marked the formal opening, followed by an executive business session. All kniehts appeared in full templar uniform.
When the session adjourned the sir knights moved to the Murat temple, where a buffet luncheon was served. Those not attending the session preceded the others at the luncheon. The women, returolng from their auto trip, lunched at the Masonic temple. More than a score of commanderies appeared in detachments when the parade formation was begun at 2 o'clock in the streets near the temple. Individuals from others of the fifty eight commanderies, which were not represented in full, appeared in the parade.
Disabled sir knights roae in autos. Manv bands, most of them coming from out of the city, in company with commanderies. also were in the parade formation. Formation of Parade. George H.
Steel, of Evansville. was the grand marshal of the parade, which, headed by a platoon of rolice, began to move at 2:3) o'clock. A band followed the police, after which came the grand marshal and his staff. Three Raper drill teams and the main body of the commandery followed, there being WX) Indl anatiolis sir knights of this commandery in the formation. Then followed the.
various commanderies in the state, each coming in the order of their number. Sir Harry G. Strickland, of Greenfield, prand commander, accompanied by William B. Melish. Cincinnati, past grand master of the grand encampment, and, Sir Knight Keonidaa P.
Newbv. Kniehtstoun. V. E. Rrand junior warden of the grand encampment were the distinguished guests accompanying him.
Other grand officers of the Indiana commandery and pst officers brought up the rear. The parade route was to be from Illinois and North streets, south to Washington, east to Pennsylvania, north to we(t to Mertdlar. south to Monument riace. around tlie Circle with a counter Continued1 on Page Three. WEATHER INDICATIONS.
UNITED STATES WEATHER BUREAU. Indianapolis. May 12. 19IJ. Temperature May 11 ISM.
May 12, 1915. 7 a. ss I a. si m. 63 12 in 77 2 p.
in js Caromtr 7 30.07 12 rn jo.o 2 rn. 2S.M Local Fan cast Local forecast for Indiana Delia anit tH. i p. Way 13: Partly cloudy with poarlbly ahowera tonUnt; Tboraday fair. rorecaat for Indiana: Fair tonight, except probably ahora in aoutheast part; Thursday, fair and coulei No north Korecaat for Illlnoia: Fair toniyht and ahowera extrema aouth part; Thursday, fair and not much ch na In tempcratura.
Weather In Otter Cltlea Th following table ahowa th atat of 1 tha weathr otbr cltlea at a m. Si at mn. Amarllto. Iar. Temp.
Weat h. SO. 02 5S Clear TrX VUinarck, (3 Cloudy PtCldy Claar 2 Cloudy 5i PtCldy Clear 44 PtCldy 70 Cloudy 4 PtCldy Clear Cloudy PtCldy Cloudy Ckrar Rain rt Clr i Cloudy Clear 4 CWr b4 Cloudy PtCldy Clar hiin. ilks. SO.
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D. San Antor.i. Tx. Van OaU I'auL Minn I. 3 T.H H.
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I 4 1 TJ 77 7 4 4UklV GERMANS FAIL TO. CHECK ALLIES' DASH Reinforcements Rushed From Lens and Douai. toMeet New Offensive Move. BIG BATTLE IS IN PROGRESS Berlin Report Projjresa of Determined Attacks East of Ypres Belgians Also Push Forward. LONDON.
May 1. The progress of the allies'! offensive In Flanders and northern France has given riae to the hope hera that one of the really momentous phases of the war is In process of a solution which would be regarded as favorable from the British point of 'iew. Berlin recognizes the importance of the new turn of events. German newspapers em phasize in large headlines the beginning or tne new Aiisrio rencn offensive. German reinlorcements rushed from Lens and Douai thus far apparently have failed to check the dash of troops which.
sweeping northward from Arras, have captured important German positions. Says Gefrnan Move Fails. The German war office states that prog ress has been made against the British line east of Ypres, but Sir John French's laconic message asserts that all German efforts to break through 'have failed. The British field marshal says nothing of the part British troops are talcing In th offensive in the direction of Lille. Owing to the use of respirators by the British troops, the asphyxiating rases which the Germans, continue to use in their attacks, proved meffective, with the result, as recoraed in the official statement, that the advancing Germans were met by a terrific fire close to the British guns and were moved down in la rare numbers.
The wreatest lnVportance Is attached to the trench operation, as It threatens the German lines of communication for the armies on the Oise and the Alsne. Attacks All Along Line. From the Belgian coast, to Arras, across the border In northern France, the battle is now under way. The Belgians, in the little part of "their fatherland which they still hold, are pushing for ward, apparently with some success. Near the border the French are attacking furiously.
In ap attempt to pierce the German line. Between these two districts the Ger man are on the offensive. pressing against the iirltlsn army witn great force. Although local successes have been won cn both sides, the main issue, which Is awaited with unconcealed concern, probably will not be decided for some time. The Russians admit a further retreat In Galicia.
although denying Austrian and German reports of a complete rout. British correspondents in Petrograd minimize the importance of the Austro Ger man victory, intimating that Russian strategy may have been responsible in part for the rapid advance of the Teutonic forces. Way to Mltau At the other end of line, in the Baltic provinces, the Russians apparently have brought up a force sufficiently strong to drive back the German raiders who were threatening Mitau. Seemingly they are leaving the Germans In undisputed possession for the present of Libau. The admiralty Issued the following statement: "A Turkish official communication, coming by way of Berlin and Amsterdam, says the Australian submarine AE 2 has been sunk by Turkish warships, while trylnar to enter the Sea of Marmora, and that the crew of three officers and twenty nine men were taken prisoners.
No confirmation of this report so far has been received at the admiralty." Allies Pay Heavy Price. Reports from all sources Indicate that the loss of life in the fight on Galllpoll peninsula has been severe. British accounts Indicate that tire allies have paid a heavy price tor establishing positions on land. A dtsratch from Athens say the losses of Turks have been so great that fresh troops are to be brought In from Smyrna. Interest is unabated in developments at Washington, and dispatches from America arc read eagerly in the hope of obtaining a clue to th probable action of President Wilson.
The Globe says: "If America Is too proud to fight let us at least be thankful for King Albert's shocklns loss of dignity." AMERICANS ARE WARNED. Stay Away From London Is TipZeppelin Raids Threatened. LONDON. May 12. American residents of Berlin who bad planned trips to Loo Continued cn Page Three.
TAFT SENDS TO PRESIDENT A MESSAGE OF CONFIDENCE WASHINGTON, j. May 1 President Wilson lodayv received a letter from former President Taft, expressing confidence in his ability to handle the situation growing out of the sinking of the Lusitania. The President has written a reply lo Jlr. Taft thank ing him warmly. GIVES $100,000 TO STATE UNIVERSITY Dr.
L. D. Waterman, of Indiana polis, Provides Large Sum for Scientific Research. ONE CONDITION IS ATTACHED University Meets It by Appropriating an Amount Equal to the Income From the Gift. Special, to The Indianapolis News BLOOMINGTOX.
May 12. Dr. Luther Dana Waterman, of Indianapolis, professor emeritus in Indiana university school of; medicine has made a gift to Indiana university amounting to liou.000 to be available at the time of his death on condition that the university appropriate an amount equal to the income from his gift, the entire proceeds to be used for scientific research. This is the greatest gift ever made in Indiana for research work. William Lowe Bryan, president of the university said part of the money would be available for immediate use.
but that the greater part would not go to the university until the death of the physician, who is now more than eighty years old. University Authorities Gratified. President Bryan and the members of thejboard of trustees who are now in the city were more than gratified by the gift. It was Lr. waterman aesire inai no statement of the offer be made to the public, but the trustees and the president insisted on some acknowledgment.
The board at once went on record as appro priating an amount eo.ua! to tne income of the gift, which is fa.ouu. and this will be an annual appropriation, or a total, with Dr. Waterman gift, of 110,000, for scientific research. It is also the understanding that this money is not to be used for any one specific line of study, but is to be general scientific research. covering as wide a field as possible.
The money is to be spent In Indiana university in Itsv lecture rooms and laboratories, and there Is no limitation or further in structions as to Its use. Consulted.With J. W. Fesler. President Bryan said he regarded the gft one of the most valuaoie ever made to an Indiana educational Institution, and he and the trustees were more than gratified.
Dr. Waterman has had the gift un der consideration for some time and has conferred with the university trustees, in cluding especially J. w. hesier, or who knew all the details. The property gift Is mostly Indianapolis real estate of fixed value.
1 AUTHORITY ON RESEARCH. Dr. Waterman Has Written Several Books Formerly in the Army. Dr. Luther Dana Waterman was for merly a professor in the Indiana university medical school, from which he now has the title or preressor emeritus, lie has lived for years at the Claypool hotel where he is a familiar figure.
He wa at one time one of the leading physicians and surgeons in Indiana and occupied a prominent place In the medical profession. He has written several books and pamphlets on the subject of medical research work and the science of surgrery. nr. waterman servea in tne civil war as surgeon of the Thirty ninth regiment of Indiana volunteers. He held that commission from Aujrust.
until October. 164. Liurlnc that time he was constantly on detached service in hospitals or a medical director of divisions of the army of the Cumberland as first organized In lgtL In thirty eisht months that army moved from Iuisville, to Atlanta. Gl. and from there to the Atlantic ocean, with varying fortunes.
The latter part of his service was with the cavalry divisions, under Generals Rousseau and Edward McCook. Or. Waterman, thouch more than eighty years old. still possesses a remarkat le ac tivity. He could not found today.
Ir. Charles C. Lmcrson, dean of the Indiana University Svtrool of Medicine, declined to make any statement in regard to the gift that Dr. Waterman has ma.d to the university. He said that had received no announcement from the university authorities about the matter.
DAVID M. PARRY IS DEAD AT GOLDEN HILL Had Long Been Strong Factor in the Business Life of Indianapolis. OF NATIONAL PROMINENCE In Failing Health Since Return Last September From Trip Around the World. David Maclean Pat ry, formerly president of the National Association of Manufacturers and one of the' leading financiers of Indiana, died early today at Golden Hill, his estate northwest of the city. He was sixty three years old.
Death was directly due to urtemic poisoning and heart trouble, from which he had been suffering for some time. He had been confined almost constantly to his bed durinp the last few weeks, and his health had been declining for several months, following his return from a partial trip around the world last year. Mrs. Parry and all but one of his nine children were at the bedside when he died. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at the country, estate and the burial will be at Crown Hill.
The funeral, will be open to friends and the publlc.but the burial will be private. Exerted Powerful Influence. Although his declining health during the last few months had made necessary his withdrawal from practically all his active interests, air. Parry at one time xerted a powerful Influence In national and local affairs. It was said that he had disposed of practically all his business interests in local concerns before he left last! year on his contemplated trip around the world.
Sir. Parry was pioneer in the automobile and buggy Industries and was a prime director in the building of the Indianapolis Southern railroad and was one of the builders of the Newcastle Toledo traction line. He was at one time chairman of the board of directors of the South Dakota Central railroad and a former president of the Carriage Builders' National Association. Held Many Important Positions. Mr.
Parry had served as president of the National Civic Association! th. "Vatinnoi Manufacturers Insurance Companv the PArrv Manufaoturin Pnmnanr th. i nryatHn lf president and director of the Indianapolis Board of Trade and the old Commercial Club, now the Chamber of Commerce, He was one of the founders of the Country Club, the Columbia Club and the Marion Club, In all of which organizations he still held a membership, lie also at one time owned an Interest In the Claypool hotel. He was a Thirty second degree Mason and waa a member of the Mystic Tie lodge of this city. I Mr.
Parry was born a poor boyf and his rise to wealth and distinction was made through his own ability to handle men and large undertakings. Probably! no man In. Indiana was more widely or better known. World Trip for Study.f His name was brought prominently be fore the public last year when; accom panied by John Klrby, a former president or tne isationai juanuiacturers' Associa tion. and other members of the; foreign committee of that he left on a trip around the world.
The purpose of the trip w.ts to study the forms of government of other countries and; Inquire Into the commercial relations tjiat the United States had wlta them. They were stopped on the trip when they were Just about to sail from San Francisco, when the lobby investigation bean'in Washington before the senate committee in which M. M. Mulhall ffgured prominently. Mr.
Parry and Mr. Kirby returned to ashlnKton and testified te fore the senate investigating committee. Stopped by War. Mr. Parry later left the countjry and visited Australia, New Zealand, China and was Just about to cross Siberia on his way to Russia when the European war broke out and he was forced to return to this country.
When abotit three days out of San Francisco on hi return from Japan, Mr. Parry suddenly I became 111 and had to be taken to a hospital In Sah Francisco after his arrival. He waa met in that city by Mrs. Parry and later was brought to his home, in Indiana roll i After that time hla decline lni health was very pronounced, and at no time had his condition been more than convalescent. Members of the family and friends noticed the change In Mr.
iParry's condition, which at anoua tlmesi caused him to suffer lapses of memory, It was believed that the poor food he received and other trying conditions wrflchihe met while in foreign lands brought attoit the illness which resulted In his dead. National Distinction. Mr. Tarry achieved national flistinc tion while president of the National Manufacturers' Association because jof the antagonistic stand which be took jfoward the activities of organized labor ahd the Continued en Page Three! C5 STATE EXAMINERS AT WORK Seek Facts in Connection With Building of Water Works Dam and Construction of City Hall. (From a Staff Correspondent BLOOMINGTON.
May 12. With rumors current that Mayor John G. Har ris and Jesse A. Howe, city treasurer, will offer their resignations soon, and with examiners of the state board of accounts holdin.sr sessions behind closed doors, Bloomington is excited and anxiously awaiting the outcome of an Investigation started several weeks aso on the books of tha present city administration. Both Harris and Howe deny they have any intention of resigning.
Field examiners spent about two weeks on the books of the city officials and then made reports to headquarters that broutrht Gil. H. Hendren. head of the state board, to Bloomingtori, where he has been calling in city officials and others for examination under oath in regard to features of the reports his examiners have made to Two Features of Report. From the men who have been called before the chief examiners arid Questioned, it has been learned that there are two features of the report of the field examiners that are receiving special attention.
They building of the water work dam which was designed to relieve the water'famine with which Blooming ton struggled for many summers, and the building of the new city halL The water works dam Is at a cost of a little more than $33,0. The city hall Is partly completed and all work on it has ceased, pending a dispute between the supervising architect and the contractor as to the work already done. It is understood "here that the architect has served notice on the contractor of failure to conform to plans and specifications that will make necessary the tearing out of so much work on the building that it will amount practically to dismantling the structure now standing. Constructed 'by a Committee. The construction of the water works dam has been under the supervision of a committee consisting of Mayor John G.
Harris and John H. Huntington and Dona Strain, councilmen. No contract was let for the work, the city undertaking to buy the material necessary and build the dam through this on authority of the council. Strain is a railroad emrlove and is absent from the city much of the time. Huntington is a real estate dealer ana insurance, agent, and neither he nor Strain has been as active in the supervision of the work as Harris.
The.citv council alfo rasped an ordinance making it possible for the heads of the various uepartments of the city to certify under oath to th city clerk bills for labor and material provided for the city and to receive warrants for thi bills on behalf of the men to whom the bills were due. I'ncft th. clal for labor wem 'ct rlineci to 'the Oy heaas tf construction work, v.arranta obtained for the amounts of tne bUW and there was no audit or check between the men who riled the claims and the man paid theiu. Ylo One Openly Accused. one is openly charging any irregularities in these claims, but it is admitted by all concerned that these bills whicn relate to the construction of the water works dam are being scrutinized by the state board of accounts and form a part of th9 subject matter now before Mr.
Hendren. In this connection, it is said, 1 the field examiners have asked in vain for time books showing the actual hours of labor for which the city paid, and have not yet found them. Horace Blakely. city clerk, was before the examiners yesterday afternoon and was questioned In regard xr the methods usd in paying for th construction of the dam. What Information the examiners obtained from him is.
like the field examiners' reports, a secret, concerning which the examiners will say nothing. No Time Records on File. Mr. Blakely today said he had never had on file In bis office records showing the actual time, spent on construction work by laborers and that he did not knnwywhere the time books for the construction Job could be found. Ed Harris, a Bon of the major, was the timekeeper on the job and on his certiflcates warrants were drawn for tlw pay of the men at work.
The claims as filed with the clerk specified the amount of money due. the number of hours worked, but did not specify when this work was done and the clerk says there has never been in his office any record from which a compila tion of time for which the city paid couM i be made specific I Material for the construction of the wa! oouicnt tnrousa inn cummmw which Harris was the head. When It was. received the claim was filled by the engineer In charge of the construction charge of the construction work. Warrants wer drawn for the 1 Continued on Page Three.
ITALY RECEIVES FINAL PROPOSAL OF AUSTRIA CABINET AT ROME MEETS CONSIDER TO DEMONSTRATIONS IN CITIES ROME. May 12. The Italian government today received what Is believed to be the last definite proposal of Austria concerning the territorial concessions demanded by Italy. The cabinet at once went Into" session to consider the communication. Troops were called out last night to disperse.
a great crowd of war enthusiasts, who paraded the principal streets, crying "Down with Austria! Down ttitii Glolltti:" and cheering for Premier Sa'an dra and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sonnino. Most of the persons In the throng apparently fell the greatest ar.i mosity toward former Premier Gioluti. who is regarded as the leader of the peace party. An atterrpt was made to stonn hU home, but it was frustrated by soloieris. The crowd Jeered as it passed the German ecclesiastical college.
Diplomat! Are Demonstrations similar to that in the capital are occurring In the larger towns throughout the country. Clashes with those who favor neutrality have prevented sevefa! times by the intervention of troops and the police. Kvery precaution has been taken by the authorities of Rome to protect the Aus trian and German acjred.t both to the ouirinal and Vatican. Final decision as to whether Italy shall declare war or remain ne tra) nh King Victor Kmma nuet. The ItHi.an co: stUution gives to the sovereign aione au Continued on Page RULES OF WARFARE BROKE, Asserts Acts of Viclense Not Cqjalecf Since Barbarous Days cf Three Hundred Years A 3.
By the LONDON, May Ii Viscount Bry. lor user British ambassador at and now chairman of government committee appointed to esi. and report on 'outrages iallesej ta f. been committed by rrran tixvrs ur Ing the present ha.s subn.itte t'i9 retort of the committee to Frttrier A The document la reparaed us u' iV the most severe arraignment thus far' made of th Genn.ii! jmi.uiy s. t.
across Belgium, ina nty of Ik luition of Viscount 1: i yee as a. i rr, and also because of tie taie witn the investigation wa ivaue. cif at number of witnessed whose was examined, and the mass cf evi ienc submitted with the rerpit of the committee. Associated wtb Bryce on the rftrjivf. tee were Sir Frederic k.
sit I. i ward Clarke, Sir Alfred liu; ri. ii. Ai L. Fisher, vi or cf the versity of ShefUld; Harold ox 1 Kenelm IT.
DiK by. Tl.e cOTTvr.ittee w.is appointed by i'remier As juith orv J.ii ary 22, and broad were tw investigate "aUeieJ utrace. it treatment of ciT.Mf.i and re.u law and established cf inr." Organized Massacres. The most important findings" cf 4'. committee are summed up in the folio Ing conclusion at the close of the im port: Vlt will be sepn that: the itt has come to a eon li.s,.n each of the heaa t.
i i wnn vi. deuce has been ''It I proved: 1. That there werfi in manv parts Belgium deliberate and oiK nued massacres i'i ll; tivji (. lotion, accompanied by 9: Uoialcd m.i ders and other "2. That in the 1 cf the J' generally, inr.ocer.t a ns, men 1 women, were murdered in laryw tiiitr.r women violated and children inuriler.J t8.
That lootlnr. hoi burning an! the wanton destruct nil of profertv ordered and countenanced Ly the of the German army; that ei. itorate provision had be cn it.au fr steiatio cendiarlsm at the vrry t.utc rfsk ne war, and that tne biiinir.u I de ti nation were freque.it wtrre no iv.iii'nry t.f cesslty could allege J. In.Wd" rvrt of a system of geueial terror n. Rules of Warfare ErcWe.n.
That the rules and t.jafc? cf we're biolar tK the using of chiUai. invl i w. and children, as a tor forces exposed to to a i vcm byliiidnc w. jj.n is ar. 2 i in'tiie iju.
ti.e l.i. a r. the v. i "Sensible as. tl.ey i ths? 01 ceive that i.V their duty if they u.I.
.1 t. i. as fully e. ta bii. hi 1 tie i.i der, lust and pillage j.
rel.ej rr imparts of Lieigium on a :trp.i 1 in any war ulwttii n. iiijiis i Ing the last three ccr t.i! n. "Our function Is eu iej have stated what the evident we may be permitted tu e.st re ui i lief. that' these dis iosi.i i.i hav been made in vain if thy tiucii and rt: the' conscience of mankind ai 1 we ture to hope th.it us hs war Is over, tne nations of the council will consider what i provided and shik lioi nevis to i i verrt the recurrence if i horrors as our: generation Is now itnef 4." 1,200 Witnesses Examined. The report an oCU ial jcun of 'sixty one printed r.fses, or upward 39, 0 words, accompan! by rr.jrs s'.
ing the various routes of the army an i the" chief scenes of rsoia tion. It a at tha outset that ts Uk ll .1.1 taken by examiners i and experience, iIiouko uriimji aui 'polity to administer an onih. 1 Ii hiti: ners were Instructed not to "kaj" the sinenses and to sevk lo brlris' out the tr' tn by cross exaniinat'ion and Ti committee also bur.mits e.Mra'.! t'rt a nuraber of diaries tiken th. man dead, chlefSv Gciman In some case oflicers. "We began the inuulrv with diui's Whether a positive re.su it woe) etained, says the report, "fl'it the er we wtnt and the mor evj ieno v.
examined so mi'cb the more na our kt ticism reduced. There ie aggeration in one u' ion another. lr a ac in ti ir.f. rien, which however, we iaini th.it at first seemed v. 1 testlried 10 roin difTer bv many itm from difTerent places.
tr.s i i.pris thev all arree.d rerame cr nr ,1 1 i evidently truf. Whti trds ctd. i ir' Jof testimony show ed lf in nur. of depositions. tti ir.Ti tu t'.
facts stood out cr. i 'iuMn forca of the evider ce is cumulative. Harroinj Hecital. Taking up the eondi.tins at Li re. at the oatset of war.
th report gives a harrowing recital occurrences at various points in the devasfat'd territory. "At Herve, on Aur 4." tr report says, "the murder of an lr fugitive civilian was a rrelu ie t. burning arid pilings of the t'w. arri other villages In the neighborhood; to th Indiscriminate shootlrtr of both sexes and to the irsanii ij, 1 execution of batches selected Thus, pofae f.ftv mm. fr ing houses, were sf.ze.j, I town and shot.
At ti. a lars. of ifp rvf forty n'f v.e'e In household alone ti t.hr an) 1:, (names given) wr? th 1 1 died after being rer 'at cutrc th son was wo.jnde.l "In Poumagne at.d Ml hero i many civilians were s. l.n a f.ell beloi r.s; to a rfm i f.ftv tdx or fvfn v. A German orf ee 'Tcj he at us." One of the ri I a llowed to spe ik.
an 1 1: 'U 1 tbee f.red. ire. V. fio' Twe was. re vt vs.
The survixcrs ere Thei corps's wre fr t' nlsht bv another w.t 1 had been Ti wre 1 onlv victims In Fws ress 'of the rr.a hom twentv t. a ctrl of thirifel. nineteen corifs Old and C'ck "At Hrre 1 hal itants. inch; men. were irr.
b'jrcomaster's tr" ere a ort 1. comph teiv deftrc tneer.r. Ar: i. I rr rl 0 the i. i 1 with r.er.rir..
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