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-BE -i. DAILY in III IS ET1I OH 111 HI II TAKE ALSACE Hll IIP 1 BIG PRIZE HI MOVED AHEAD DAY iiiie MliiSIOII FAILS WAS LOCATED DURING THE NIGHT ON BOTTOM In 320 FEET OF WATER. Effort to Haul Submarine Into Shallow Water Proves FailureWith Aid of Big Dredge Craft was Being Raised at Honolulu This Afternoon Some Navy Officials Have Hope Crew May be Rescued Alive. DIVERS TO EXPLORE CRAFT Honolulu, March 27. The dredge California arrived from Pearl harbor naval station today and the actual work of raising the aubmariine F-4 has begun.

The California's powerful derricks and cranes are expected to bring the submerged vessel to the surface before night. So'majiavy officials here still held faint hope that some of the twenty-one men entombed in the -F-4 may yet be rescued alive. A fleet of vessels, including the sub-' marine flotilla, are in the immediate, vicinity ready to render every assistance. The hopes that some of the crew may be alive Bpurred the California's workmen. The army department hospital here has placed iltself at the disposal of the navy officials and everything, is in readiness resuscitate the submarine's men.

It is believed the California will II ROBBERY WELL KNOWN MAIL ORDER HOUSE RAIDED BY YEGGMEN WHO MADE RICH HAUL IS Night Watchman Beaten Until He In forms Yeggs Correct Time of Pulling Alarm Boxes, Then He Is Knocked Into Insensibility and May Die Babaon Brothers Known to Many Belvldere People. (Special By United Press) Chicago, March 27. Eight masked yeggmen early today jimmied their way into the mail order offices of Babson Bros, at 2845 West 19th street, beat Watchman John Kastory into insensibility, looted the safe and escaped with from $4,000 to $10,000 in cash. At Anthony's hospital where Kastory was taken, it was said he may die. The robbery was one of the most daring in the history of the local po- lice department.

After the robbers beat Kastory insensibje they calmly blew the five safes. each floor. S. K. Babson, vice president of the firm, after an examination of the ripped open safes, declared the cash stolen would probably be between $4,000 and He said there must have been atjeast ten explosions.

During a period or, lucidness Kas tory said the robbers found him eat ing his lunch in the basement at 2:30 o'clock. They had. climbed the rear fire escape and pried open a window on the top floor. He said they threat ened torture unless he told them the details of system of turning rtn the call boxes on each floor, He withheld the Information until they began to him then after being knocked unconscious twice he told of his times for turning in. The robbers then calmly knocked him over the head, bound him, locked him in the elevator and while seven went about the business of blowing the safes the eighth made the rounds of turning in the alarm boxes.

Known to Belvldere People. Belvldere The Babsons mentioned above are known to numerous Belvldere people, S. K. Babson having vis- ted here. They are intimate friends of Mr.

and Mrs. Earl Allen, who now reside at Oak Park, where the Babsons also live. GERMANY SEEKS U. S. LOAN 910,000,000 Issue by American Bankers.

Chicago, March 27 The German Im perial government has financed a nine months' note issue in the United States, which is the first borrowing done by Germany In this, cpun try since the war began. A syndicate of eastern and western bankers has underwritten the issue and part of the new notes will be offered to Investors. Messrs. Chandler New York and, Philadelphia, are the syndicate managers. A.

O. Becker Chi cago, are syndicate participants man aging the western offering. The notes are issued by the German Imperial government treasury. They bear interest at the rate of five per cent annually, being dated April 1915, and maturing January 1, 1916, and are payable at New crk In United States gold coin. The notes are in denominations of $250, $500 and $1,000.

'0. ON JAP MILITARY PLANS Late Returns Indicate Victory for the Government Party. Tokyo, March 27. Further returns from the general elections held March 24 to choose a new house of representatives give increased indications that the selyukai, or conservative party, was defeated by the government party. In the last diet the conservatives ware in the majority and were opposed to the military program of the cabinet The election everywhere Is regarded by officials as having conformed more closely to the requirements of the law than any held since the granting of the constitution.

Antlexecutlon Bill Passes. Nashville, March 27. The bill abolishing capital punishment in Tennessee, except for cases of crimi- nal nfft convicts who com- mlt murder, was passed hy the senate and now awalta the governor's action. NEARLY S1UN ADVANCE UP STEEP SLOPE IN FACE OF MURDEROUS GUN FIRE BY GERMANS Paris Says Victory In Alsace was Won at Heavy Cost But Explains Hill Is of Great Importance as it Commands Other German Positions Heights Have Been Scene of Bloody Battles. BY WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS (United Press Staff Correspondent) Paris, March 27.

After ajenacious struggle lasting for several days French troops have recaptured the principal height of Hartmannswell kopf in Alsace, according to dispatches received here today. Under terrible fire from German ma chine guns and light artillery the French rushed the hillside time and again. Previous engagements had swept the slope free of protecting tim ber and the French Infantry was fore ed to charge up the heights in the faoe of veritable sheets of flames from the German guns. The French losses were heavy, It Ik admitted, French a but the victory gives the position dominating othei hills in the same region. The Ger mans must evacuate these positions according to dispatches or try to re take the hill.

The Germans are again bdmbardint Arras at long range. Shells of a caliber fell Into the city yesterday causing fires at several spots. Dit patches from Arras early today sail that these blazes were extinguish without doing severe-damage. "Stockholm, March 27. The Germai steamers Bavaria and Germanla Koenigsberg laden with iron on have been sunk in the Baltic, accord ng to information received here tt day.

FRENCH AVIATORS KILL THEIf OWN PEOPLE. Berlin, March 27. French avialton bombarded Strassburp and villages I Alsace without doing military damage the war office announced this aftei noon, but killed eleven French civil ans and wounded twenty-two others. Northwest of Arras a French avlato was forced to land inside the Germai nes. German aviators have alsi been active.

Several airships flev over Calais dropping several bombs. WHITE STAR LINER ESCAPEl SUBMARINE IN IRISH SEA. Liverpool, March 27. The Whit. Star liner Arabic, New York to Liv erpool, was chased by a German sut marine in the Irish Sea, her passer gers reported on her arrival here tc day." For thirty miles the Germai tried to get close enough to shoot i torpedo but the big liner outran th submarine.

IVANOFF'S RUSSIAN ARMY BEAT EN BY AUSTRIANS. BM ED. L. KEEN London, March 27. A Russian arm; at the east end of the Austrian lin has suffered a reverse, according reports received here today.

Whll two Slav armies have passed forwarc successfully to Invade Hungary the forcer, of General Ivanoff have beer beaten back from the Bukowina cap rial of Czernowitx and driven several miles north of the Pruth. A Petrograd, March 27. "After thirty four days of continuous bombardment by the Germans the defenders of the Russian fortress of Ossowetz are ev- ywhereoldinglheiriwrulJriEjfl lish correspondent wired here today HEAVY EOSS ADMITTED BERLIN ADMITS FOR FIRST TIME THAT RUSSIANS ARE AGAIN ACROSS BORDER VIOLENT ATTACKS IDE Russians, While Driven Back at Some Points Press an Energetic Offensive in East Prussia and East of Augustowo Memel Raid Part of General Plan to Enter German Territory. (Special By United Tress) Berlifi, March 27. The German war I office for the first time admitted this afternoon that the Russians have attempted a new general offensive movement aiming at another invasion East Prussia.

The Slav movement, however, has been broken and rolled back, according to a semi-official statement The war office had previously insisted that the Russian occupation of Memel and attacks by Rus sians north of Tilsit were sporadic efforts of Russian raiding parties. "The conclusion appears justified," said the statement today, "that the Russian advance upon Memel had i certain connection with a general re newed offensive which now appears tc headin with the Plain oi threatening East Prussia The offensive against Memel was followed closely by advances against TilsK near Maripol and finally by renews! Russian attacks east of Augustowo. This last offensive -'in the Auguetowc region undoubtedly was directed frorr Qrodflo wnch direction the Russiar 7 the Mazurlan lakes fighting. Thic seerKt to indicate that the Russian: nan caused oy von ninoenourgs vicr anc are now ready for new offensive cperatioins." The official communique from tht war office this afternoon carried further confirmation of this report The Rus sians have delivered several violent attacks near Langsargen In East Prus siai and also against the German lines east of Augustowo. Other clashes between the Russiar, and German armies have occurred along the Vistula.

The war office also admitted that the French last night occupied a commanding hill in Alsace. UNREST AMONG THE BALKANS Popular Demand in Roumania Grows for Intervention. London, March 27. There are increasing slens of unrest in the Balkans on the part of nations which thus far have kent neace. A Bucharest dis patch says the fall of Przemysl has increased the popular demand in Roumania for Intervention on the side of the allies.

The relations between Tur 'key and Bulgaria also have become un certain. FAILS STOP BRITISH STRIKES Government May Adopt Drastic Meas- ures. London, March 27. Despite Lord Kitchener's warning and the agreements between the government and the trades union that strikes should cease. stODDages of work will continue.

Though the number of men Involved thus far is- small, fears are expressed that the disaffection may spread and the government be driven to adopt drastic measures. ASKS SHIPS FOR ITALIANS Consul Warns Vessel Owners to Have Boats Ready for Reservists. Buenos Aires, March 27. The Italian consul here has called a meeting of the agents of the Italian steamship lines and warned the agents to be ready to transport 60,000 Italian re- vs Airoa fnr Brazil to embark re JJUVUUR servlats AT REQUEST OF PRESIDENT OF CUBA PROMOTERS OF JOHN-SON-WILLARD MILL AGREE NOT TO HAVE BOUT ON EASTER AND IT WILL TAKE PLACE MONDAY, APRIL 5. (Special By United Press) Havana, Cuba, March 27.

At the request of President Menocal of Cuba the Johnson-Willard fight was today postponed from Sunday, April 4 to Monday, April S. The president asked the change after a delegation of clergymen had visited him asking the change and the fighters agreed. "WE ARE DOING ALL WE CAN" SAYS SECRETARY BRYAN REL- iiiiii asm ineeiAknoiFD fP LUGE STATE DEPARTMENT WITH PROMPT ACTION. URGING (Special By United' Trosa) Washington, March 27. With two great warships in the Mediterranean and a eunboat in the Bosphorus the United States is nevertheless UUltcu oinicg mo uvi ti j' 1 less to protect American missionaries who are oeing ouirageu ana muraereu la Persia.

The state department ad- mitted this today when it -let it bo, known that the only efforts made to secure protection for Americans wen i through Ambassador Morgenthau at Constantinople and the American consuls scattered about Asiatic 'fur-' key and Persia. 'We are doing all we can," said Secretary Bryan, 'but I am not prepared to say what we may do or may not do; Offlcials of the American board of foreign missions stated today church people through the country who have relatives in the danger, zone are deluging the state department with tele-erams asking prompt action. It was explained that because of the location of the outrages the best hope was that Turkey would be able to do something. Persons who know the situation said if Russian troops attempted to cross the Persian border and rescue the missionaries it was almost certain that all would be slain before the Russians could get there. SEES VICTORY FOR GERMANS Kaiser Gives First Statement Out Since War Began.

Amsterdam, March 27. In a statement for publication, made In Berlin today, thenrst he had issued since the war began. Emperor William of Germany emphatically declared the present war ivas not of his seeking and that he did not bring it about, nor has he ever been responsible for. a war. His most earnest desire, he de clared, was to die with the knowledge that his reign had been one of peace.

The kaiser declared that the war was brought on by his enemies and that they alone are responsible for It. Inasmuch as it has been forced upon his country however, he will see it through to the end, and declares that victory must eventually come to the German colors. kaiser announces he expects to remain in the Held with his Boldlers throughout the hostilities. Court Commissioner Yan, Dead. Milwaukee, March 27.

Court Commissioner Hugh R. Yan, for many years one of the city's leading lawyers, who was declared Monday, died last night of apoplexy, aged sixty-five years. He was court commissioner since 1878. Coogan Loses Bout on Foul. Milwaukee, March 27.

An unfortunate foul in the seventh round, I St a ume wueu uo uau iuo uc y. i TlIcaIirlitrwnayT4oekMeMgaJ4 of Brooklyn his fight with Young Wal lace at Arcadia rink here. DIFFICULT TO AID U.S.IJISSIOIIIES of Pe of in HOPED FOR A TIME TO BE ABLE TO BRING THE BELLIGERENTS TOGETHER II German Ready to Listen to Wilson's Emissary Until British Official Made Bitter Speech in London Which Incensed Kaiser's Men and Knocked All Plans Into "Cocked Hat." BY KARL W. ACKERMA.N (United Press Staff Correspondent. Copyrighted by the United Press) Berlin, March 27.

President Wilton's newest effort to bring about a cessation of hostilities in Europe has met wth failure. Col. E. M. House of New York, the president's emissary, will leave Berlin for Switzerland to morrow convinced that peace negotiations at the present time are out of the question.

Despite denials from Washington, House came to Europe on a mis slon of peace. I learned from author Native eourees that he was sent by President Wilson to sound the governments war and team through In formal Interviews whether there wac. any possibility of a truce and a peace conference before the spring campaigns caused more blood to flow on the battlefields of Europe. "Col. House conferred with Sir Edward England's foreign secretary, with the French prime minister Rene Vivianl, and finally with Henry von Jagow, secretary of foreign affairs.

With all possible courtesy and appreciation of President Wilson's kind Interest Col. House has been told that there Is no possibility of peace cow-promise at the present time. i It was reported In diplomaticVcir-cles here that Sir Edward Grey was disposed to look upon the suggestion of a conference of warring powers quite favorably. President Wilson's emissary brought that word to Berlin. But while Col.

House was engaged with German officials Sir Edward Grey delivered a bitter attack upon Germany In a public speech In London, assuring his hear-rs, according to reports published here, that the allies were determined to crush Germany at any cost. Grey's speech knocked any linger- ikmiM of oeace into "a cocked hat" SLAYS WIFE; THEN SELF Tennessee Fa'rmer Cuts Woman's Throat, Then 8hshea Own Ripley, March 27. Jealous because a farm hand drew "hta wife a fresh bucket of water, Luther Smith, a well-to-do farmer near Hales Point, Jerked -ft pump handle rovn the well pump and brained his wife. He then laid her head across a block of wood and severed it with a case knife. After a note acknowledging the he cut his own throat with the same knife.

NEW CHARGES AGAINST BURKE Cana Commissary and Two Others Indicted. 1 New York, March 27. John Burke, Panama canal commissary, baa been indited on new charges. Burke was originally charged with coming Into possession of drafts aggregating Thn new Indictment mentions -tdditlonal-draIU-ial8lngJtbQamount to $22,000. Ricardo Bermudei and Jacob L.

Balas, the latter a merchant of GREY'S SPEECH ENDED (Special By United Press) London, March 27. Eight additional warships have joined the allied fleet for a grand assault upon the. Dardanelles forts in co-operation with the British and French land forces, according to an Athens dispatch this afternoon. Three British warships, four French and one Russian cruiser constitute the reinforcements, Athens cabled.1 Immediately following their arrival their captains reported to Rear Admiral De Roubeck and a conference was held aboardjthe flagship of the fleet commander. The conference lasted two hours.

Shortly after the captains returned to their ships. Three British and one French warship steamed slowly into the Dardanelles and the boom of the big guns again shook the islands along the coast Three transports have arrived off the coast of Asia Minor In the last forty-eight hours, Athens reported. Presumably these were convoyed by the British and French warships just arrived at the scene of the Dardanelles operations. A Paris dispatch received here today said that the guns of Fort Eren Keui oh the Asiatic side of the strai have been silenced by the Queen Eli. abeth and her sister ships.

(Special By United Press) Washington, March 27 Submarines and destroyers now at anchor a( Hampton Roads were sent there in tht regular course of naval business anc not to fnterfere with the Prinz Eilef Frledrlch it was stated positively at the navy department today. If th Eitel Friedrlch's captain wanted to run the gauntlet there would bo nothing done to interfere with him, it wa? said. It is- doubted if could make a successful escape by sea as latest reports said there were two British and one French warship lying in wail for her if she dares put out. 0LDFIELD IN. DIVORCE CASE Earl W.

Rundell of Houston, Names Auto Driver as Co-respondent Houston, March 27. Barney Oldfleld, the well-known auto driver, is named chief co-respondent In a divorce case filed here by Earl V. Rundell of Houston, against Mrs. Maude A- Rundell, residing In Cleveland, O. The petition for divorce alleged that Mrs.

Rundell entered Into a conspiracy to persuade Oldfleld to help her get a divorce, that she might live with him. Rundell further alleged that his wife went out to places with Oldfleld against his consent. THAW'S APPEAL IMPRESSES Justice Ingraham Infers State's Action Is Dishonorable. New York, March 27. Harry K.

Thaw and the lawyers aiding him in his fight for liberty are confident that the appellate division of the supreme court would order his return to New Hampshire, from where he, was extradited on a charge of conspiracy in his escape from Matteawan. The appeal from the decision of Jus tice Page of the Bupreme court, who directed that Thaw be turned over to the Matteawan authorities, was ar gued before Justices Ingraham, Scott, HotchklsB and Clark of the appellate division. They expressed doubt whether the state of New York would be within its right in "pouncing on Thaw after his acquittal on the conspiracy charge. inn pass chains under the bow and stern. )f the F-4 and lift and drag her to here the submarine Alert Is anchor-3d in 160 feet of water allowing divers to explore the F-4.

Soundings have established that the lies at a depth of 320 in a' 3teep crater on the ocean's Captain Yard puffy stated there was i remote chance that the entombed nen may be alive. He hoped the div-rs would have a report late this afternoon. Lost Undersea Craft Located in 300 Feet of Water. Honolulu. March 27.

The American submarine F-4, lost oft Honolulu harbor, has been located. Heroic efforta are being made to raise the stricken craft, but after having been submerged for more than thirty hours, itIs re-f garded as highly doubtful whether any of the crew of 21 men remained alive. 1 To lift the little Vessel to the surface, it was found necessary to send to the Pearl Harbor Naval station tor a derrick and crane. Fate of Crew In Doubt This involved much loss of time and it was thought probable that the fate of the crew might not be deter-mined until daylight Rescue vessels dragging the ocean bed with grappling hooks chanced upon the stricken craft at a depth of 800 feet Making fast to the F-4, the naval tug Navajo and the steamer Makaala began to tow their find they were not certain that it was the submarine they had hooked toward shallow water. Quantities of oil came to the surface, proof that it really was the lost vessel.

Marker Buoy Released. Soon afterward, a submarine mark er buoy descried far below the water, re noved all doubt that the F-4 had been found. Just when the marker buoy had been released by the disabled boat there was no means of determining. If the signal was given after the grappling hooks of the rticue vessels took hold, then the crew or i at least some of them were still alive. For more than an hour the tug and the steamer struggled with their unwieldy burden.

Soon afterward it became apparent that tt would be Impossible to tow the submarine near enough shore to bring It to the surface, and a hurry call was sent to the raval station for a wrecking ship. Give Up Hope for Crsw. Naval authorities admitted they had given up hope for the F-4'8 crew. However, resuscitating apparatus has been dispatched to the scene and every effort will be made to develop any spark of life which may remain'. The general opinion is that the vessel's plateavwere sprung through the Immense pressure of the water at a depth of 50 fathoms, and that the two pfflcerg anf enlisted men aboard from Warsaw.

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