Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel from Fort Wayne, Indiana on July 28, 1916 · Page 1
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Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel from Fort Wayne, Indiana · Page 1

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Friday, July 28, 1916
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Do not separate yourself from plain be one with all--be universal. FIRST SECTION Only Evening Newspaper in Fort Wayne Receiving the Associated Press Dispatches ESTABLISHED 1833. FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 28, 1916. DAILY, 1 CENT SATURDAY,5 CENTS WEATHER FORECAST FOR FORT WAYNE AND VICINITY PAIR AND CONTINUED WARM TO, NIGHT AND SATURDAY. Famous Brandenburg G-er- man Regiment Is Routed at Delville Wood. VON LINSINGEN'S LINE AGAIN CUT Germans Hurl a Vigorous Counter Attack After Russian Gains, Today's War News Given in Summary j Despite efforts by Germans to retain a foothold in Delville wood on the Somme front have failed, tccording to the London war of- dce, which today announces that the entire wood is in British possession. The importance which the Ger- « mans attached to this position is | indicated by the' British statement . that it was defended by the fa- · mous Brandenburgers, who were *"" driven out in the final onset by . General Haig's forces. Delville wood immediately ad- « · joins Longueval, a portion of J J which was shown by last night's .. official statement from London to j | be still in German possession. The , , success of the British announced · · today Is expected greatly to facil- ) I itate their efforts to clinch their · . hold on. Longueval and advance 1 1 * v kl(mt 'the-road to Bapaume. This ,, "highway runs through the village. · · " " The fighting for 'Delville wood , , is said, by observers to have been j | · virtually the fiercest of the war. The violence of the British bombardment is indicated by an esti- J | tm^te 'that on the 1,000-yard T "front during one period three ' 1 s fell on every yard. , , '· fhe battle at Verdun is still · raging with violence. Paris re- J | ports a German effort to attack at ,, ihe Thiaumont work northeast of · ' (he citadel, which was checked in J J its preparatory period by the · · French artillery fire. The clearing 11 \ of German trenches at Auberive in , , ' the Champagne by a Russian re- · | | connoiterin?; party is also an- J I i nounced in the Paris statement. « i 1 T v e Russians returned with some J | X prisoners. . · The Russian advance directed · · J | ' a t Brody in northeastern Galtcia ',', , is continuing successfully, Petro- · · 1 ' ?rad announces. The Russians are | J 11 hammering at the Austrian lines ! | · · in the Slonevka region, from w h i c h ' ' ' 1 1 river General Skahorofi's forces | j · . have driven the Austrians back to .. 1 ' the Boldurovka, a branch of the J | \', Styr which runs through Brody. ,, · · The Russian movement here is an · · 11 enveloping one which threatens, if | j !' pushed, to compel the evacuation · \ '' of Brody and facilitate an advance J 1 11 toward Lemberg along this line. ., 4i ** DO YOU SUFFER FROM HEAT? THE TRAFFIC COP. THINK OF o Several Witnesses Not Revealed Are to Be Galled by the State. Several witnesses whose names have not yet entered into the case will be called by Prosecutor Frank Emrick in the case of the State against Dr. J. ^ . McCausland, charged with having committed an illegal operation on Ida C. Lawson, who died Tuesday in the Lutheran hospital. There weie six members of the little group which gathered about the. bedside of the dying woman at the hospital when she made her swoin statement, :n which she claimed that Dr. McCausland liad been the person \\lio attempted tin. operation on her. Only the names oi the prosecutor, the parents and Coroner McArdle have been made public FO f.ii. The prosecutor sees fit to withhold thv identity of other members who heard the deathbed confession. As the lecai battle comes on they are sure to foe- brought to the front, however, and possibly at a critical moment. There is the young man who was accountable for the delicate condition of the girl which caused her to lisit a physician. There are close friends of tho Lawson family who claim to know something of the doctor's visits to the Lawson home, Prosecutor Emrick implies. All these people will be called before the jury when Dr. McCausland makes a fight,' for the second time, to piovc that he did not attempt a criminal treatment. He has no comment to make on the subject except to declare that he innocent. Members of the dead girl's family refuse to comment or discuss the tragic subject. It is expected that the coronei will call upon them for a conference Saturday. The prosecutor may accompany the 'physician and then again he may wait until later to question the Lawsons, lie saya. '" "'" v London, July 28.-(2:56 p. m.)-- British troops have captured Delrille wood in its entirety, says a British official statement this afternoon. This German position in the Somme region had been defended by the Brandenburg regiment which was driven out. The fighting at this point is declared to have been the climax of furiousness, the British guns hurling a curtain of fire that covered every inch of the battle front. CUT VON LINSINGEN'S LINE. Russian Gain is Met by Vigorous German Counter Attack. Berlin, July 28.--(Via London, 5 p. m.)--Strong British attacks against the German positions in Foreaux wood in the Somme region broke down ycster day under the Herman fire, aays the official statement issued today at German army headquarters. Attacks by two "Russian army corprf on German positions east of fJorodische in the Baronviehe region were delivered yesterday but failed to gain ground, the (Continues on Paae Z, Column 3.) G-ermans Execute English Steamer Chief After Court-Martial. ATTEMPTED TO RAM GERMAN SUBMARINE Prompt response has been made to the appeal of the committee of twenty for contributions to be usexl for the support of the families of Fort Wayne mi litiamen now on the border. The committee docs not anticipate any trouble in securing the requiied amount to prop- irly take care of e\ery woithy and needy family. The first contributions vero recehed fiom Col. IX ^- Foster, "mrick Emrick and W. X. Ballon. Citizen* are asked to gne $1 a week luring the t i m e the bo~,s are awav. Report Regarding Second Big Submarine Given Flat Denial, Pays Penalty with Life, Though Not Belonging to Armed Forces. Seven more men have successfully passed the physical examination and have been mustered into sen lee in Battery D, the local artillery organization. The total number of men w!io are now ready for the mobilization order is 114. but Capt. John C. Scheffer states he is withholding twenty-fhe names of men who have passed the examination but who have not as yet signed statements that their dependents will be cared for during their absence. The new men who joined are: Rulo E. Clark and David W. Fostei, of Bluffton; Fred E. Blazer, 617 Lafayette street; Lester C. Carr, 1023 East Creighton avenue; L. Clark, 2015 Hoagland avenue; Frank B. Harbont, of Pierceton, and William H. Ainsworth, 1016 West Washington boulevard. The recruiting officers will be in Columbia City Friday evening and Saturday night at Huntington. At the latter place it is understood nearly twenty-fix e men will be secured. Drills are being held every Wednesday and Frida ynights and those who have been mustered in are requested to be present. Sergeant Hensley is conducting the drills. For peace strength the officers will appoint nine sergeants and twelve corporals. These appointments will be made soon. Washington. July 28.--Mexico wae discussed by the cabinet today for the first time in several w eeka. Acting Secretary Polk reported on his conferences with Eliseo Arredondo, the Mexican ambassador. Mr. Arredondo will call at the state department later today to receive President Wilson's final decision on Gen. Carranza's plan for appointing n joint commission to adiust differences. Gen. Carranza is understood to have acceded in part at least to the department's view as to what should be the scope of the proposed commission's authority. Bandit's Uniform Barred From County Relic Room The county commissioners are not taking any chances on the development of a Mexican revolution in the relic room of the court house. Joe Murphy, now a detective in Phoenix, Ariz., soft of Officer "Mike" Murphy, of the Fort Wayne police department, haa suggested in a letter to Fort Wayne persons that a bandit's uniform, which he secured from a friend, be placed on the walls of the relic room. In answer to Mr. Murphy's suggestion the county commissioners have written a letter stating that it will be impossible to consider the bandit uniform of Pablo Lopez as a souvenir for the relic room. "We cannot memorialize Pablo Lopex by placing any souvenir of his in the relic room of the court house for the rising generation of this'vicinity, although we appreciate the offer," declare the commissioners in their letter. Probably the greatest sufferers from the intense heat of the past few days are the traffic officers. During the greater part of each day the temper- j ature at the various downstown street intersections is several degrees past | the 110 mark and yet these men for , the public good and safety are compelled to stand out there for hours. ' And the worst part of it, they are not permitted to remove their coats. Starting Friday tho traffic officers are not required to stand on the hot pavements. Small platforms have been furnished them, which will help some. However, new platforms will have to be built, the present ones be- 'ing too short. The above picture shows Traffic Officer Frank T. Hartzel at Wayne and Calhoun streets, standing on the newly constructed platform and with a largo thermometer which he keeps by him all the time that he may have some idea how warm he is getting. Berlin, -Inly 28.--(Via Sayville)-- Japtain Charles Fryatt, of the British Great Eastern Railroad steamship Brussels, which \essel was captured by German destroyers last month and taken into Zeebnigge, has been executed by shooting after trial before a German naval court-martial. The death sentence was passed upon Captain Fryatt because of his alleged action in attempting previously to ram a German submarine. Testimony was presented at the court-martial to show that while Captain Fryatt did not belong to the armed forces, he had attempted on March 28, 1915, while near the Maas light ship, to ram the German submarine U-33. Captain Fryatt and the first officer and the first engineer of the Brussels received from the British admiralty gold watches for "brave conduct" and were mentioned in the house of commons. , The submarine TJ-33, according to the official account of the trial, had signal- led--..^^ .British-eteamer to show her flag" and to stop but Captain Fryatl did not heed, and it is alleged, turned at high speed toward the submarine, which escaped only by diving immediately several yards below the surface. C'apt. Frvatt, the official statement says, admitted that he had followed the instructions of the British admiralty. Sentence was confirmed and the captain was executed and shot for a ''franc tiereur crime against armed German sea forces." The trial vas held at Bragges, Belgium, yesterday. TAKEN TO HALIFAX RUMOR IN NEW YORK Refuse to Take up Tasks in Steel Mills and Closing Is the Result. 25 DEATHS IS HEAT TOLL AT CHICAGO No Signs of Break Yet Visible in the Exceptional Torridity. FJUUNG ILL Ed Nestol, employed by the Fort Wayne House-Wrecking company, was seriously injured at 3:30 o'clock Friday afternoon when a side wall of the eastern section of the old 'bus barn b u i l d i n g on East Wayne street near Calhoun, caved in upon him. Nestel was buried oeneatfi a mass of brick and debris, and when rescuers dug him outu it was found his head had" been badly crushed. He was h u r - ried to St. Joseph's hospital. The b u i l d i n g is being dismantled to make way for the new b u i l d i n g to be erected for the gas company. No Early Agreement in the Case Against Mayor Rollin Bunch. Cleveland, O., July 28.--While three gangs of fifteen men each, working In three-hour shifts, continued today to make repairs which will facilitate excavating the cave-in In the water works tunnel to recover the bodies of nine buried workmen, killed In Monday night's explosion the investigation into the horror begun by the city yesterday, continued today. Director of Utilities Thomas Farrell was to be the principal witness today. He had charge of the tunnel construction for the city. Tunnel workers today sent a committee to Farrell to demand greater safety and increased wages when the job is resumed. They demand two hours on duty and four hours off receiving $5.25 for four hours' work instead of $4 to $5 for eight hours' work a* previously- Muncle, Ind., July 28.---The jury which heard the evidence against Mayor Rollin H. Bunch, charged with conspiracy to solicit Bribes, had failed to agree early today and was continuing its deliberations. The jury got the case last night. After three hours' deliberation, it was locked up for the night. Scathing and bitter remarks featured the closing arguments of the trial. In presenting the first argument for the state, Special Prosecutor W. A. Thompson painted a lurid picture of the city of Muncie as the state claims it has existed under the Bunch administration. Phil O'Neil, replying first for the defendants, took a few personal slaps at Special Prosecutor Thompson, and declared that the prosecution of Mayor Bunch was nothing short of persecution. Harry Liong-, chief counsel for Mayor Bunch, attacked the prosecution for the "college of chicanery and forum of fraud" which he said was established during the prosecution of the city's executive. In the closing argument for the state Attorney Walter Ball bit! terly attacked the city administration and especially Mayor Bunch for the non-e.nforcement of the laws. The trial began four weeks ago last Monday. Because of opinions held by most residents of tne county, it was necessary to get eleven of the twelve jurors from Henry county. WALSH SAVES TWO GIRUS,- Chicago, July 28.--Ed Walsh, pitcher for the White Sox, is being congratulated today on his ability as a. life saver. While bathing in Lake Michigan at the foot of 50th street, last night, he rescued two girls, who had fallen into deep water from a raft which was overturned. Walsh first swam to shallow water with one girl, then returned and rescued the other as she was sinklne a second time. When captured by German torpedo boats on June 4, Captain Fryatt was piloting the Brussels from Rotterdam to Tilbury. Several Geiman warships dashed out of the naval base at Zee- bruggo and escorted the Brussels back to the Belgian harbor. On board the Brussels was an unusually large number of Belgian women and children, refugees, and she carried an all-British crew of 44 men. Included in the cargo were 400 tons of margarine and quantities of fresh butter and meat. Dutch newspapers said it was generally believed that the capture of the Brussels was brought about by a passenger who said he was an American but who was believed to be a German. This man remained on deck throughout the voyage and was said to have signaled with lights with the result that the German warships steamed up and halted the vessel. Freddie Cole, a local driver, yesterday at Montpelier, Ind., came mighty close to taking a world's record home with him, when ho circled around a dirt track, cut up by horse racing, and made the mile in three heats in 1:10, 1:09, 1:08. Cole has a Maxwell as his mount and the car Is said fairly to fly when Ferddie gets behind it. The time made by Colo was within three seconds of the world's record and considering the condition of the track the performance of Cole is remarkable. The racing at Montpelier was for horses and Cole had been hired to give an exhibition against time. Chicago, July 2S.---Workmen in the rolling mills of the Republic Iron and Steel company in East Chicago, and the Interstate Iron and Steel companj in South- Chicago, refused to go to" work on account of the intense heat this morning and as a result both mills were closed until the present period of hot weather is over. The men participating in the protesl numbered 2,100 and it is expected thai employes of other mills will protest against working under tho present heat conditions. Temperatures taken in the rolling mills a few days ago rangec from 140 to 160 degrees. Fitful winds from the lake gave Chicago and other lake cities a measure of relief today, the temperature at noon being 95, 5 degrees under yester day'= mark at that hour. The water of the lake is becoming heated and the winds from the water do not affoid the relief they did a few days ago. Deaths Are Increasing. Deaths from the heat aie increasing in number, twenty-five being reportec to the police this morning. The mini ber of prostrations also is increasing rapidly and hospital officials declnrt recovery of patients is retauled and of ten prevented by the intense heat. The weather forecaster still looked in vail to the northwest for signs of relief am declared that cverv indication pointee to a continuance of the present weather conditions. Illinois and neighboring states toda not onlv were unable to see relief ii sight, but faced the probability tha the record of 100 degrees vosterdaj might be broken during thedav. In Chicago the downtown street ther mometers at 2 o'clock this morning stood at 89 degrees, higher by seveia degrees than the maximum of the nigh breeze arose and appeared to temper th (Continued on Pape 3. Column 3.) Washington, July 28.--Political conditions in Indiana aiid Ohio were discussed by President Wilson with Senators Kein and Pomcrene. The president is preparing to pay particular attention to the campaigns in those states. The senators told him the outlook was good and that passage of the rural credits bill would help, Selection of a United States district justice in Ohio to succeed Justice Clarke, now on the supreme court, also was talked over at the conference. Edward S. Werts, district attorney for the northern district, and W. B. Young, of A^ron, are among the men being consid- Shorthorn Breeders to Ef feet Organization at Picnic August 3. iubsea Liner Was Said to Have Fallen into Hands of Canadians, St. John, N. B., July 28.-J. D. Hazen, ninister of marine and fisheries, today lenied ieport s that the German under- ·ea liner Bremen had been captured and laken into Halifax. Halifax reports ·eceived also declared the Biemen was not there. NOTHING KNOWN AT HALIFAX. New York Supplied Only Information in the Case. Halifax. X. S., Jnlv 2S.--Nothing is known here of the Bremen story "further than the report from New' York. The above telegraphic dispatch alludes to the report that the German submarine Bremen had been captured by the British and brought into Halifax harbor. PORTLAND HEARD IT, ALSO. Report Came From Canadian Sourct Believed Reliable. 'Portland, Me.,,July 28.--A telegram Baying the Gennan underwater merchantman Bremen had been captured and was being towed into Halifax was received in this city today from a Canadian source which was believed to bfc reliable. CANADIANS DENY IT. No Foundation for Report, Says Ottawa Naval Department, Ottawa, Ont., July 28.--The naval department denied today that there is any foundation for the story published in New York that the German super-sub- (Contlnued on Page 2. Column 4.) In speaking of the approaching picni of shorthorn cattle raisers of Allen an adjoining counties, C. Henry, count agent, said Friday, that a name consid ered for the now body of short hor breeders to be formed at a picnic Augus 3 on the farm of Arthur Harrimau \\a the Fort Wayne District Shorthorn Breeders' association. The formation of the cattle men into an association will be one of the features of the picnic. To Merge Organizations. The shorthorn breeders will eventually merge their organization with the Huntertown Live Stock and Agricultural association, and if possible take part in a show of horses and stock to be given by the Huntertown association October 13 and 19. It is thought there could be a show of beef cattle at this time which would be notable. The Huntertown Live Stock and Agricultural association will take out articles of incorporation this week. Plans are being matured for transporting all boys between 10 and 18 years who expect .to attend the Harriman farm picnic August 3. Several of the bounty officers will probably donate the use of their cars, and C. Henry, county agent, had indicated his car m*y be used. Pupils May Turn in Old Books on New Ones, Greathouse Indicates, D. 0. McComb, county superintendent of schools, has received a schedule of a contract into which the state board of school commissioners has entered with book firms to supply books for the common schools for a period of five years. Both the ictail and exchange p'rices aro indicated respectively for the following books: Centennial speller (Wohlfarth- Piatt-Wetherow), 15 and 9 cents; Lessons in English, Book 11, (Manly-Bailey) 45 cents and 23 cents; Lessons in English, Book 1 (Manly-Bailey), 25 centa and 13 cents; Physiology and Health (One Book Course, by Conn), 55 and 28 cents; New Complete Geography (Ind. Edition by Tarr McMurry), 80 and 40 cents; New Introductory Geography (Ind. Edition by Tarr , McMurray), 40 and 20 cents. There is no exchange price quoted on a history of the United States, by Gordy, with Dunn's history of Indiana (bound in one volume). The retail prica is 80 cents. Explains Exchange Price. By exchange price is meant the price at which the copy of,the new book will be furnished when a copy of the old book- is given in exchange. All text books will be supplied by the county depository merchant or township trustee or board of school trustees when appointed by tbo county superintendent as depository merchant. Dealers will be allowed a discount of ten per cent, from the retail price of the books, whether they secure the books from the school officers or from the depository merchant. Used Old Books. The attention of school officers is called by C. A. Greathouse, state superintendent of public instruction to Sec. 6367 of Burn's statutes of 1914, which provides that newly adopted books shall be introduced into the schools only as new classes are formed and that pupils shall be allowed time to complete old books before being compelled to buy new ones. Dunn's history of Indiana will be furnished every pupil in Indiana now owning a copy of "Cory's history .of tho United States" at five cents a copy. The text book prices have -a relative value to students at this time, the county school head states, as county school* opena September 12, . 0-" · . - ' v " . / v V ' W

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