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PHILADELPHIA, TUESDAY, APRIL 27, l15.
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GERMANS DRIVEN FROM YPRES
CANAL; BRITISH THREATEN FOE
IN REAR WITH GREAT ARMY
Het Sas and Lizerne Recaptured Ger
mans Driven From Hartmannsweiler
Kopf English Take Offensive at St.
Julien Guns of Fleet to Support
Attack on Invader's Rear.
Teuton Drive Checked and Backbone Believed to be
Broken as Captured Positions Are Lost-10,000 Ger
mans Reported Killed Austrians Repulse All Slav
Attempts to Retake Ostry Heights and Gain 12 Miles
in Uszok Pass Region.
Checked decisively at two points on the Ypres Canal by the French and
Belgians, losing Hartmannsweiler Kopf, in the Vosgcs, and slowly forced back
at Bt. Julien by' (lie British, the great German offensive move has faltered
and appears on the point of breaking down. Above all, shrouded in a cloud
o uncertainty, there hangs in the rear of thcKalscr's invaders the threatened
i attack from a point on the Xorth Sea coast above Ostcnd, of a great new
English army, supported by the guns of the most powerful war fleet in the
Het Sas and LUernc, both on the Ypres Canal, have been ictaken by the
Allies, according to official reports from London, while northeast of Ypres
the British have taken the offensive and are slowly forcing the Germans back.
According to reports from Holland and rumors current In London the
British, who have ordered all shipping to Dutch ports halted, are preparing
to deliver a combined attack by land and sea on the Flemish coast towns held
tl the Germans.
Berlin admits the loss of Lizerne, but says French attacks at Hartmanns
vxiler Kopf and other points in the Vosgcs and Wocvre were repulsed.
Every effort made by the Russians to recapture the Important Ostry
height, in the Ussok Pass region, has failed, according to the Austrian War
Office. The Austrians have advanced fully 12 miles, compelling the Slavs to
lleld S trenches. Elsewhere on the Carpathian front and In Bukowlna there
have been only artillery aueis.
ALLIES CAPTURE TWO TOWNS
NORTH OF YPRES, ON CANAL
( LONDON, April 27.
The Kaiser's third drive for Calais has
been stopped, and stopped short. Ger
man attacks en Ypres have been repulsed
and the Allies have taken the offensive.'
- ,- ..AAna linro rntnlcon Het SaS. On
HthV Ypres Canal, the British War omce
L-wnounced today. Tho English are pro
iWureselnK In an affensive movement near
f ' 'EL Julien, throe miles northcaBt of Yprea.
Th Germans are reporieu iu iuvi .,
M.0M In killed alone.
The Belgian Legation announces the re
ture of Lizerne, another town on the
Reinforcements rushed to the Allies
have permitted them to regain consider
able of the ground tost In the first furious
attacks of the German army. The War
Office reports raids by aviators upon
feven towns held by the Germans In Bel
glum. All arc In the Flanders region
where the Germans have been trying to
hack their way through to the French
coast. The aviators dropped bombs upon
Concluded on face Two, Column Two
Ninety-one, forty-nine, eighty-two! No
that Isn't a football signal. It's simply
the temperature extremes of the last M
hours. And you must admit that la going
ome. But that 43 was a welcome relief.
Philadelphia was one of the few plact-s
that benefited from a cool area that
inesked In from the Atlantic Ocean. It
414 not stay long, however, and our fair
city Is now in the grip of summeriest
keat with no particular relief In sight.
Downtown the kiddles have shed their
hoes and stockings, not to be donned
tain till about the time of the world
tries In the tally For them the water
ton Is a welcome sight, paradoxical as
It tnaV Rm tn ting, nv turn nf ,t,ti .tMnfft
Mln the same way offices are a coatless
k-'sui at present, nut April is a tricKy
Maybe It Is not for long!
for rnuaaeipnta ana vicinity
Unsettled this evening, followed by
ptneraiij jair ana contimtea warm ro
VSht and Wednesday; light variable
' For details, see page S,
Observations at Philadelphia
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JfJancUco Weather, cloudy. Temp. 52
' Weajher, cloudy. Temp. 56
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imi remotro E.N t. ni.
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Lamps to Be Lighted
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BRITISH ARMY AND FLEET
TO ATTACK GERMAN REAR
LONDON. April 2T.
Holland Is Isolated, except by telegraph,
the British having placed an embargo on
Bhlpplng, although two steamships loaded
with produce arrived at English ports
from Holland yesterday.
Germnny has closed both her own and
the Belgian borders. The German action
la dictated by he desire to hide the move
ment of troops. The British action is not
WASHINGTON. April 27.
From Dutch sources, based upon what
were said to be the latest advices from
that country. comeB a report that Eng
land has been massing transport ships
and large war vessels, which can bom
bard the Belgian coast while remaining
out of reach of the coast batteries nnd
will probably try to land a new expedi
tionary force Bomewhere between HeyBt
and Blankenbergh, or elsewhere, north of
Ostend, for the purpose of attacking the
right flank of the German forces now
attacking along the Tser Canal.
The territory between the Dutch frontier
and Ostend Is the weak spot of the Kai
ser's line. Ever since the Germans occu
pied the province of West Flanders they
have been obliged to guard against nn
attack of a British fleet upon this point.
The little villages from Herat to Ostend
have been fortified as well ns could be,
and at regular Intervals along the shore
batteries of field pieces have been hidden
In the sand dunes to provent the landing
of British troops.
After the capture of Antwerp, when no
further danger threatened the German
right flank from tho Belgian army, the
harbor of Zeebruggo wns made the main
naval base on the North Sea. From this
port the German submarines have been
operating In the English Channel. But
Zeebrugge la an undefended port, and the
fortifications which the Germans have
built there could not withstand an attack
by the heavy guns of a British dread
nought. FULTON & WALKER
GRANTED A RECEIVER
J. Howard Wilson, President of
Company, Named by Court
After Firm Files Petition.
Slack business conditions due, accord
ing to the officials of the company, to
tho war In Europe, resulted today In a
temporary receiver being appointed for
the big wagon building corporation of
Fulton-Walker Company. The appoint
ment was assented to by the corporation
and Is said to be merely a protective
measure, as the firm Is solvent, with
assets of $103,151.43, and liabilities of
J. Howard Wilson, president of the
company, was appoTnted receiver. He
furnished a bond of J10.0HO. The applica
tion was made by BeckwIU Chandler
Company a merchandise creditor. It was
explained to Judge Dickinson In the
United States Circuit Court, that the
wagon.bulldlng firm Is without ready cash
to meet maturing obligations.
Officials of the firm said later that
business now shows decided signs of lm
provement. They declare that it fell off
considerably after the war started, caus
ing money stringency that affected their
That Ice-choked Niagara Looks Good
NIAGARA FALLS. N. Y., April J7.--With
summer meeting winter here, this
city for the past three days has pre
eented the unique spectacle of a river
choked with Ice and temperatures as low
luviyu kanlra whll rsl
aenu blocks "away ".weltered under
temperatures as push .--
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A squad of French engineers is soon building1 a temporary briripn across tho Yser. In this region come of
the bloodiest fighting of the war has gono on, as the desperate charges of the Allied forces have been met
with energetic resistance by the Germans.
PAINTS VIVID PICTURE
OF SINKING BATTLER
Mine, Not German Subma
rine, Dealt Death to Bri
tain's Grim Fighter,
Wireless Man Tells
Six months after the British super
dreadnought Audacious, his Majesty's
16,000,000 sea fighter, was sunk oft the
north Irish coast, the true story of her
destruction became known today. The
pride of tho British navy was not struck
by n torpedo fired from n German sub
marine, according to an eyewitness who
was aboard the ship when she was en
veloped In smoke and flames Instead,
Brltnln's newest and most powerful bat
tleship on October 27, 1014, struck an
From the lips of J. Manners, 22 years
old, a former resident of Philadelphia, who
served as a wireless telegrapher aboard
the Audacious when sho struck tho
mine, today came the graphic story of
the catastrophe Manners came here re
cently from Europe He arrived in New
York several weeks ago ns a stowawav
and succeeded In keeping himself Invisible
to the Immigration Inspectors. His tale
of the sinking of the Audacious Is Just
as thrilling as that of his trip across the
high seas after making his escape In
Amsterdam, where ho had been Interned.
Yenrs ago, Mnnneis made his home at
Falrmount avenue and 7th street Since
his arrival here he has spent his time In
glancing over the war reports on tho
bulletin hoards. He Is about 5 feet tall.
weighs about 132 pounds and has reddish
CAN NEVER FOBGET IT.
"I expect to live to an old nge," said
young Manners today, "but It doesn't
make any difference how long I shall be
blessed to live, for I shall never forget
the time when the Audacious wa3 struck
by the anchored mine."
"My 30 chums nnd myself were on the
Audacious Just about 23 days when the
accident occurred. The ship hit tho
anchored mine on the morning of Oc
tober 27. I was In my cabin at my tele
graph Instrument receiving and sending
codo messages from Ungllsh wnrMilps,
cruisers and other craft. Members of
the crew were stationed nt their various
posts. It was about 3 o'clock In the
morning when the mine was encountered.
The roports sent to this country by tho
war correspondents that the Audacious
was destroyed by a torpedo fired from a
little German submarine are untrue. The
tnfact Is that the Audacious struck
an anchored mine. This fact Is known
to every high member of tho English
TROLLEY CRASH EFFECT.
"I don't remember Just how many
knqts we wero making. However, we
were going along at a moderate rate.
Messages from English ships were con
tinually coming In over the wireless One
or two members of the crew could be
heard passing my cabin. Suddenly there
Concluded nn Tage 1'our, Column Six
Accused as Pickpocket in Movies
Joseph Uergcr, Ml Green street, was
held In JS00 ball for court today by Mag
Istrate Beaton, In Central Station, on the
charge of attempting to pick pockets In a
moving picture theatre last night. The
complainant was Israel Salzman. C0u
Mountain street. Salzman testified that
while viewing the pictures he felt Ber
ger"3 hand In his left hip pocket.
TRICKS GIRL INTO KILLING HIM;
CRAZY DEED PROSTRATES FIANCEE
His Kiss Lingering on Her Lipst He Hands Her String in Dark
ness "Pull It," He Says, Promising "Surprise,"
A Shot A Flash He Dies. $
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., April 27.-MISS
Emily Wheeler, wealthy banker's daugh
ter who was tricked Into killing her
fiance, Arthur Hearn Cowle, an heir to
millions, was hurried In a state of
nervous collapse from the hospital where
Cowle died today.
Cowle, according to the story told the
police, handed the 29-year-old society
belle a piece of string In the darkness
and told her;
"Pull It, and you'll get a surprise."
Wondering, Miss Wheeler followed bis
instructions There was a sharp flash,
Cowle fell over with a bullet In nig bead.
The string had been attached to the trig
ger of a revolver
Cowle was 22 yean old. He was the son
$' xvd-' -
Furious Fight Begun
By 300,000 Troops
Landed on Gallipoli
Ottomans Mass Forces to Op
pose Foe's Advance Upon
French Expedition Uses
Enos as Base of Operations.
LONDON, April 27.
Fierce lighting Is In progress between
Turkish troops and the allied forces
landed on Gnlllpoll Peninsula for the
Dardanelles campaign, according to a
dispatch received from Athens today. It
states that tho city of Enos north of
the Gulf of Saros has been made tho
main base of the Allies. The Turkish
garrison there retired to the Interior
without firing n shot after the comman
der of the Anglo-French fleet had sent
notice that the fleet would bombard tho
town. Tho Inhabitants were given 21
hours to leave.
The bombardment opened Sunday morn
ing, but ceased shortly, as no reply was
mnde by the Turks. Air scouts In hydro
aeroplanes made a reconnaissance, nnd
reported that tho Turks had withdrawn
A dispatch from Salonika states that
tho Anglo-French forces landed on Galli
poli Fenlnsula number 300,000 men, most
of them veterans from the western the
atre of war. whose place In France have
been taken by new troops.
The British War Office today refused
to confirm this statement, but the Gov
ernment censor permitted Its transmis
sion. Correspondents at Mytllene and Chios,
In the Aegean, report that the allied fleet
Is pouring a rain of shells upon the Dar
danelles forts. Twenty-two of the most
powerful warships In the British and
French navies are said to be co-operating
In tho bomoardment.
Under cover of this terrific fire, mine
sweepers have entered the straits, the
correspondents say, and are removing the
mines placed there by the Turks tn the
month's Interval between the last general
attack and the present one.
In their land operations against the
Dardanelles, the efforts of tho Allies are
opposed by Turkish armies commanded
by German generals and officered by
Germans. One Is the first army, com
manded by F'eld Marshal von der Goltz,
nnd the other the Dardanelles army, led
by General Llman von Sanders. On Gal
lipoli Peninsula alone, according to re
cent reports from Constantinople. 000.000
Turkish troops have been assembled.
It Is probable that the Allies will find
their advance opposed by half a million
well-trained and well-equipped men.
Theee are troops of the first line, whose
military training has been going on un
der German direction for many years.
Many German officers are reported to
have arrived at Constantinople recently.
of the president of the Central Mercantile
Association and the grandson of the late
George A. Hearn, New York dry goods
man, whose estate was valued at 115,000,
000. For some time he had been attentive
to Mtsa Wheeler. He had just returned
from Bermuda, where he spent the winter
for the benefit of his health.
Mlsa Wheeltr, who was at Cowle's side
when he died, told the police she could
give no reason for his act. He had em
braced her affectionately and had given
her an engagement ring a few minutes
before. Che said. Members of the Wheeler
family denied a report that the girl had
broken the engagement and that for that
reason young Cowle had chosen the girl
aa his executioner.
TO CROSS THE YSER
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npn;iH 1 I n.ii r'ntl I uhitt
WITH PLATT WHILE HE
WAS IN WHITE HOUSE
Letters Written During His
Presidency Tend to Show
That Even Then He Rec
ognized Senator as Po
SYRACUSE, N. Y., April 27.-Tho late
Senator T. C. Piatt, presiding genius of
the old Fifth avenue "amen corner" and
Republican "boss" of New York, was the
political mentor, a sort of "guide, philo
sopher, and friend" of Theodore Roose
velt while ho was Vice President and
President of the United States, as well
as when he was Governor of the Empire
Tho entire morning session of the sen
sational political suit uns taken up with
th reading nf more noosevclt-Platt cor
respondence All the letters tended to
show that the Colonel recognized Piatt ns
"the boss" nnd consulted with him on
Some of the letters were written while
Roosevelt was Vlcf President and some
whilo he was President.
Cn cross-examination in rrference to
three letters, Boosevelt grudgingly ad
mitted that he conferred with Piatt while
he was In the White House.
"But you misuse the word 'advise,' "
said the Colonel. "Say rather I was tn
consultation with Senator Piatt thnn that
I sought his advice."
A letter from Roosevelt to Piatt De
cember S, 1005, about tho appointments
of C. C. Shayne and George Cabot Ward
"I am glad you took caie of my old
"Were you not then President of the
United States?" the Colonel was asked.
"I was "
"And you still consulted Mr. Piatt?"
"ADVISED" ON VICE PRESIDENCY.
Badgered Into fretfulnes3 by the tena
cious cross-examination of Wltllnm L.
Barnum, of counsel for William Barnes,
Colonel Roosevelt admitted he did not
accept the Republican nomination for
Vice President in 1900 until he had con
sulted with Senator Piatt
Colonel Roosevelt's communications with
Piatt regarding the Republican Vlco
Conrltnled on I'lige SI, Column Two
FACING FIRE PERIL
Water Supply Cut Off by the
Bursting of an Antiquated
Forty-two fire plugs in Independence
Square and the historic buildlngB on the
grounds, were put out of order by tin.
bursting of a 6I.year-old main behind
Congress Hall, this afternoon The
entire square is Isolated from the clty'i
water supply and at the earliest tho
main cannot be replaced before Frldi.v
or Saturday. All the mains which feed
the square are connected with the city's
main by one plug on Chestnut street
near 6th. nnd it was necessary to shut
thla to stop the flow of water
The antiquated piece of pipe which
burst, according to workmen. In the
square because of overuse, was laid In
1S50, and runs from Chestnut street east
of Congress Hall to the alley In the rear.
The workmen will have to dig through six
feet of oencrete to reach the main, thus
adding materially to their difficulties.
An the meantime the historic grounds
and priceless relics are without adequate
fire protection. '
Conscience Fund Gets $3 More
Three one-dollar bills came by mall to
Chief Davis, of the Water Bureau, to
day from a conscience-stricken water
consumer, who failed tq sign the note of
explanation accompanying the contribu
tion to the city's conscience fund.
The Kensingfonian Says:
Rube Reynold! is now in the laundry
butiness and says although he is cleaning
up for things that business looks blue.
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-Sundu, at Fort Side Inn. Imlutloa
turquobo nnd dUmoad ring lu4 onlr
loom. Ufcera' rtward It returned. Ledger
bunch A. Hi Ardmorg
LOST Elnglnr cantry. riard it returned to
1318 Spruce it.
Oth f claitifaj a4vfrt(9cinit&f 0 Paa 11
BRITISH DAN ON COTTON EXPORTS
IiOWDON, April 27.-The British Government today prohibited
f tn titer ex'iiortntien o nuv cotton, luetnl nnd working machinery
to foreign liot'ls of Uurone on the Mcditcirnnean nnd Blnck Sen, cx-i-rvit
tJioaG or Truilce, Ktibsin, Spain tuul roitugal.
PRESIDENT KNOCKS SrX YEARS FROM SENTENCE
WASHINGTON, April 27. The Picsident today commuted the
Fijiciice of W. L, Not ton, ptcsident of the former American Na
tional lluuk. of Bavtlcsvlllc, Okla., convicted of misappropriating
funds and falsifying tccoide, ftom seven years to 3G0 days.
BUDAPEST REPORTED TN STATE OF SEIGE
LONDON, April 27. A stntc of seipto 13 reported, in n diibpatch
from Copenhagen, to havo been declared at Budapest, the capital
ITALY REPORTED TO HAVE DEMANDED AUSTRIAN REPLY
BOMK, Apiil 37. It is lepoitcd in diplomatic circles here today
that the German and Austiian Ambassadors have united in sending
copies, of Italy 'u lcter-t demands to Vienna, with a statement that
Italy has demanded an immediate answer. The natuie of thebe latest.
dc'm.u.tls i-- net kuowu heie.
ITALIAN AMBASSADORS SUMMONED TO WAR COUNCIL
no.MK. April 27. Italian Ambassadors nt Berlin, Paris. Vienna and London
have been summoned to Hume, according to some reports, to participate in a
Krand council for final decision ns to Italy's future attitude. A Cabinet meet
ing; was held this forenoon. It was in session for several hours.
TWO .MILITIA COMPANIES GUARD CHILD'S ASSAILANT
RICHMOND, Va.. April 27. Governor Stuart today ordered two companion
of militia to protect Tom Coles, a Negro, threatened with lynching by the peo
ple of Mecklenburg County. He is accused of attacking a white girl.
COAL COMPANY CAN BE FINED $600,000
TRENTON. April 27. The United States Grand Jury here today returned
an indictment against the Lohlgh Coal and Navigation Company for viola
tions of the Interstate Commerce act. The company is charged with receiving-
rebatts on coat shipped from Nesquehonlng and Hauto, P.t., from the Cen
tral rtallruarl of New Jersey. There were 30 counts in the indictment, makin
the Lehigh llahle to a fine of $fi00,000.
MOUNT CARPENTER A HUGE TORCH
CiLK.YS FALLS. N. V.. April 27 More than 130 acres have been biP.ed
over and tho flames are Mill i aging 011 Mount Carpenter today. The tire started
last night in n bottling works nt Itlverslde and spread rapidly. Every avall
nble man is righting the flames.
INDIANAPOLIS DYNAMITER PAROLED
WASHINGTON, April 27. Henry W. Legleltner, one of the dynamiters
convicted nt Indianapolis In 1312 In the Ironworkers' conspiracy case, today
was paioltU by Attorney General Gregory. He was serving a three-year term
at Leavenworth Penitentiary. The warden was telegraphed to release him
immediately. The application for parole of John T. Butler, another of the In
dianapolis dynamiters sentenced to six years at Leavenworth, wa3 denied.
SUMMER WHITE HOUSE AT CORNISH AGAIN
WASHINGTON, April 27. President Wilbon's family will go to Cornish,
N. H., for the summer ns usual, It was stated at tho White House today. Tha
President said he would get there himself as often as possible, but feared ha
would not havo many chances.
TWENTY-ONE CRAP SHOOTERS ARRESTED
Twcpty-ono men and boys were captured today In a raid I " Camden police
at 1173 Chestnut street, Camden, where eight crap games were running full
blast. Charles Myers, who confessed to being proprietor of the games, was
grilled by Captain William Schregler, in charge of tho raiding squad, and
admitted he hail been running the house for six months.
GREECE RAISING "WAR LOAN" IN UNITED STATES
LONDON, April 27. "Greece Is borrowing money with which to Pay her
war eNpenses." says a news agency dispatch from Athens. "The Hestla
announces that the Government Is negotiating with American capitalists for
a loan of t7,O00,0OO."
WEALTHY MAN KILLS BURGLAR IN BEDROOM
DANBUHY, Conn., April 27. Lured to a hotel by two .strangers, who said
they had met him In Rrldgeport nnd other cities. Joseph B. Hill, 78 years old.
one of tho wealthiest residents of Redding, early today killed nn Intruder In
his room. Hill was suspicious of the place and went to bed with an open knife.
He grasped the weapon when a burglar entered his room, and In the battle,
that followed cut his antagonist's throat. The dead man was one ot the two
who had taken him to the hotel. ,
SISTERS IN CONVENT CALM WHEN FLAMES RAGE NEAR
Sisteia in the convent of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, at 137
Grape street, were startled from their sleep today by a fire In a two-story
building at 133-35 Grape street, occupied by the Polish Republican Club. Tha
fire damaged household goods stored In a front room belonging to D A. Boyle,
129 Grape street. The building Is owned by Andrew J. Stephanowicz, Damage
to Boylu's goods amounted to 500, and to the building 5200. The sisters In
the consent dressed and prepared to leave the' convent If necessary. They
did not become panic-stricken, but calmly watched the firemen put out tha
WOMEN PEACE DELEGATES' SHIP RELEASED
LONDON. April 27. British authorities today permitted the liner Noor
tlam to continue its voyage to Rotterdam, thus insuring the arrival at Tha
Hague of the 40 American delegates to the Women's Peace Congress, The
Noordam Is the first vessel in several days allowed to go to Holland from
English waters. It had been detained off Ramsgate.
MAN DODGES TROLLEY, BUT AUTO GETS HIM
Charles B..Headley, 35 years old, 6816 Wlnsor place, was badly cut on
the head and body today - hen he attempted to dash across the street In,
front of a moving "trolley and automobile at 2Sd and Chestnut streets. He
was hit and knocked down by the machine, run by S. J. Koons, 5824 Catherine
street. Headley was rushed to the Polyclinic Hospital by Koons In the auto
mobile. Koons was arrested by Policeman Gallagher, of the 15th and Locu4t
streets Btatlon. Koons was arraigned before Magistrate Beaton in tho Cttt
tral Station and held under 600 ball for a further hearing May 6.
KILLED WHEN AUTO TURNS OVER
SARATOGA SPRINGS. April 27. Harvey Jones, a horse dealer of Baibnon
Spa, was instantly killed early today when his automobile turned over.
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