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PHILADELPHIA, IT UK DAY, MAY 1, 11) Lo.
CorimoiiT, IMS, at thbPoblio Limb Coutahi.
fllllrof ft IT BttshM
JL srV Bl I JL 1 1 1 I I I I WSSri
legrouping of Forces,
Giving roe iNew
iGround, Basis of Ger-
Iman Victory Claim.
Pultons u" - to ," "
ing Slav Realignment, Petro
erad Concedes, But Lost Ter-
-T5 . . rjMrtfi iiirrnriv iiin--
ritory Recovered o z a r
Strong on Dunajcc.
hostile Advance Into Bnltic Prov-
,i inccs Clinrncienzeu a ouimu
- Opera" Campaign Berlin Cole
' 'bratcs Gnlicia Triumph Allies
'' Repulse Attacks at Yprcs.
S.Jin mncnlflcs antl I'etroRrtul mht-
fjSliea operations of the present week
'(id-'Westcrn Gnllcin. The Herman
Tapital Is en fete to celebrate tho vle-fiofj-
oniclnlly nnnounced yesterday
.. ..a ronUnn flint tllf! MliHCO-
8110 CAJJcita ,w.... - -
ejfc Uno has been pushed back 30
Site's from the Dunnjec. Unofllclnl
Sports set the Czar's loss at 100,000
W.i.. n..calnn Wnr fllllcp L'cincedes
JJalns of territory by the defenders.
Rwlng to a rcBrouiiinr? oi lorccs, inn.
Renles emphatically any lnrBe-scnle
"Hillclan victory such as that an-
I5"'.- ..J 1-.. Um innml. 'TllO lmatlln
JJvance Into the Czar's Baltic
fijrovlnces is characterized ns a "comic
KCerman nttneks on the British posi
Rv .. . .. -v- .....i .... v.o
ttlons normensi oi mum """ "
rKench lines nt Le Pletre were rc-
jpuised, acconllng to otllclnl reports
MAYS DENY GALICIA DEFEAT;
ADMIT REGROUPING FORCES
German Baltic Advance "Comic
!li(M.Rapnian ftlntma nt II PW.ll VlC-
jtory In western Gallcla were denied by
line jiussian ar umco iuunj. .it u
huiti that the recent offensive under-
& Concluded on ragel'our(. Column Three
Ihe weather today Is unspeakable. We
"jere "almost sure of It when we nrrived
jSjrorlt this morning, but we were posl-
tjje about It a short time later. Didn't
,uin We Talis Everything uver witn
:nir us of It when wo culled up on tho
."It ;Js unspeakable' she suid, "and that
ns you can t talk about it, bo you
no excuse at all for not talking
mt me. now. have you?"
Qtt'nee, It all came about this way:
wajiy enough we had to show her the
tier talk yesterday the, very first
Brie thought It was wonderful.
laPld you really write It?" she said. "I
,at believe It. It's the best you nave
fcThat was very nice for us7 of course.
kSV airly burst with pride. Out the
ijom was yet to come.
COh, da do it again." ahe urged. "Write
Mt,me, I mean, Its such fun."
Pvi had not expected that, quite. In
Er'w remonstrated that this space was
tsrf"1' weather and that we might lose
Lr,Job and all that sort of thing. It was
Sjthey won't mind Just once more," she
mp?- ''Just think of all those people
ifjnar about me and not knowing It. Its
i? it you don't. You care more for
IJIatn that horrlri nlrt hiifdnpsfl. don't
JWiri an awful situation, We don't know
Ir.V.,"1 "3. going to come out of It. Dut
gf "pace Is for the weather.
we are going to stick to It.
Wr Philadelphia and vicinitii
S(W tonight with nrobable
ftrt; Wednesday fair; moderate
i momma northiveat.
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This was the scene in front of the Crown Stamp Company's store, nt
rain and chnrged the store entrance in their nnxicty to redeem
TO BELIEF GULFLIGHT
WAS VICTIM OF MINE
Receipt of 'Something New'
Regarding Disaster to
American Ship Qff Scilly
Isles Admitted by State
That "something now" had been re
ceived concerning tho American tnnker
Gulfllght. which met disaster otT the
Scilly IsIcb, was admitted by a State De
partment official today.
The "something" was a message, which
was being manifolded for the various de
The belief was growing that the Gulf
llght was not torpedoed but hit n mine.
WASHINGTON, May I.
The United States has not yet formu
lated any policy regarding the attack on
the American oil ship Gulfllght and will
not do so until the facts have been estab
lished from every ancle. President Wil
son todny told his callers.
He stated, however, that the case in
volving the drowning of Leon C.
Thrasher, when the British ship Falabn
was sunk by a German submarine, will
be treated In conjunction with the Gulf
llght Incident. It Is probable that all
matters between the American and Ger
man Governments regarding the "war
zone" decree will bo grouped together in
Whatever action is taken.
The Chief Rxecutlve would make no
further comment on the Gulfllght matter
pending receipt of definite Information.
Consul Stephens, nt Plymouth, today
sent to the Stato Department a brief dis
patch In response to Secretary Bryan's
call for a full report on the GuKllght nt
tnck. The message was not ninde public.
Mr. nrvnn said ho had a dispatch from
the owners of the Gulfllght which ho
would give out later. He added that no
word had been received from Berlin In
response In his rcnuest for Information
from the German Foreign Office relative
to the aeroplane attack on the American
shlpCushlr.g or tho Gulfllght.
Consul Genernl Skinner, at London, re
ported today that u submarine was
sighted from tho American steamer Gulf
llght 15 minutes before the Gulfllght was
struck off the Scilly Islands Saturday.
HRITISII SHIP 11L0WX UP;
TWO OF CREW KILLED
The number of ships torpedoed by Her
man submarines in the 48 hours between
Saturday evening and Monduy evening
was Increased to 10 today, when It became
known that the British steamship Mln
terne had been blown up oft the Scilly
A German torpedo hit the Mlnterne, a
vessel of, 3018 (ens, on the starboard Bldo
and killed two firemen In the engine,
loom. The lest of the crew, with Cap
tain S, M. Croskerj, escaped and wero
landed at Peniance today.
The Mlnterne wns a London steamship,
built at Stockton In 1903. She was 330
The other ships sunk In the renewal of
the Gerinap submarine campaign Include
tha American ship Gulfllght. the Nor
wegian ships America, Baldwin and Leila,
the Swedish steamer lllllda and the
Swedish schooner Elsa.
January ,,.,.,. 68,726
February ,, ..,,.... 64,045
Tho foregoing statement repre
sents the actual net paid circula
tion of this newspaper for the
months indicated, eliminatinjr aJJ
returned and Iree copies.
WINDOWS IN RUSH
ITALY BELIEVES WAR
AT HAND: PROPOSALS !
OF VIENNA REJECTED
Messengers Reported on
Way to Germany and
Austria Bearing Demands
lat Rome Wlil Accept
no.ME. May I.
The most intense excitement pervaded
the city today with rumors that Austria's
final word had been delivered yesterday
to Foreign Minister Sonnino nnd had been
regarded aB unacceptable by the Cabinet
As lending color to the belief that a
crisis has been reached It wns announced
today that the King and his Ministers
had abandoned their plan to attend the
unveiling of a monument to commemorate
the achievements of Gnrlbaldl's volun
teers nt Quatio Sant Klcna tomorrow.
The newspaper MesEoggero asserts to
day that, following an all-night confer
ence Sunday, the Austrian Embassy dis
patched messengers yesterday to Vienna
nnd Herlln. The Messaggero Bas these
bear minimum demands consistent with
Italy's neutrality which the Austrian En
voy has threshed out after conferences.
Alarmist reports continue to be cir
culated, although the city wns slightly
calmer today. One rumor had H that
I'riuco von Buelow had submitted fresh
proposals to Foreign Minister Sonnino to
day, but this wns regarded as unlikely.
Diplomatic; conferences continue almost
"The critical hour has nrrived. The sec
ond war for our national Independence
will be declared. The events precipi
tating Sunday's conference between For
eign Minister Sonnino and Prince von
Buelow were decisive."
The Idea Nazlonale. Rome's chief Inter
ventionist organ, makes this declaration
today, confidently nssertlng that Italy
will Join the Allies.
The Idea Nazlonale asserts the decision
of the King not to attend the Garibaldi
-Concluded on I'ugn Four, Column Four
Man Kills Himself and Child
NEW YORK, May ", Brooding over ill
health and despondent because physicians
had ordered him to go to a sanitarium,
Thomas Smith, 30 years old, shot and
killed his 2-year-old child as It lay sleep.
Ing today nnd then committed suicide oy
tiring a bullet Into his head. The trag
edy took place In Smith's Flatbush home,
and his wife, who was in the apartment,
was powerless to prevent It.
LIBERTY BELL CLAPPER GONE;
REPLACED BY STEEL SUPPORT
Evasive Replies After Discovery of Its Absence Starts Rumors
" of Theft by Souvenir Hunter Neiv Device Is
Intended to Strengthen It for Trip.
,The clapper of the Liberty Bell In In
dependence Hall has disappeared and.
the Inysterlous reticence, of Curator Wil
fred Jordan when asked about It today
gave rise to vague rumors that It had
Later It was learned from Chief Ball,
of tho Bureau of City Property, that the
clapper was taken out to make room for
a "spider" of structural steel that Is ex
pected to keep -the famous old rello from
falling apart on its long- trip to the Pen-ama-Pacinc
The clappen a largo, ball of bronze sus
pended from a short shaft, was taken out
a few days ago. Visitors noticed that It
w.as gone, but It was not until today that
a woman, familiar with the. appearance
of the bell, called attention to Its dis
appearance. The uniformed guard In In
dependence Hall at drift refused to talk
about It Finally be admitted havtnif
ON CROWN TRADING
1007-00 Arch street, todny, when hundreds of women disregarded the
their stamp books before the company winds up its business.
GET BIG POOL PROFITS;
POLICE HOT ON TRAIL
Fifty or Seventy-five Lot
teries on Outcome of
Games" Yield Leaders
"Rake-off" of $300,000 to
$500,000 a Season;
The annual battle of wits between the
City Hall sleuths nnd the Wlll-o'-the-wlsp
"get-rlch-qulek" men that manage
baseball pools Is now on. Dhector George
D. Tortcr, of the Department of Public
Safety, admitted It today.
Detectives believe thcro are between
SO and 75 pools operating In this city.
It has been shown that the lendeis make
profits that should total between J300.CO0
and $300,000 In this city nlono for tho
Mindful of the arrest nnd Impiisonment
of "English Tom," former lender of the
baseball pools. In ' 1913. these gamblers
have gone to amazing lengths to keep
their Identity secret even from the dis
tributors of their cards. They have no
headquarters, unless a street corner or
tho lining of n nnt can be called a head
quarters, and they are all nnmcltbs. The
prizes are received by the winners nlways
through Indirect sources.
The "offlclnis" nre always "Just nround
tho corner," but "Just nround the corner '
Is like one of thoso tomorrows that never
comes. Here Is the way the organized
gambling In baseball games Is worked In
one of the clubs heio:
The bartender or cigar-store man or
the barber, or whoever It Is you know
that has this mysterious Intimacy with
the man around the corner, takes your
Concluded on Tae Two, Column Two
NORTH JERSEY BANKS
IN NEW YORK DISTRICT
Transferred From Philadelphia by
WASHINGTON, May '.Member banks
of tho Federal reserve system In tho
northern half of New Jersey today were
transferred from the Philadelphia to the
New York Federal Reserve District by
the Federal Reserve Board.
Member banks In Southern Oklahoma
were transferred from the Dallas to the
Kansas City District, and member banks
In Tyler and Wetzel Counties, Northefn
West Virginia, from the Richmond to
the Cleveland District.
Hhe petition of member banks In Wyo.
mlng and Nebraska to be transferred
from the Kansas City to the Chicago dls.
trlct was denied.
been told that the clapper was taken out.
He did not know who took It 'or the rea
son for Its removal.
Curator Jordan then was appealed to.
He considered the question a few momenta-
and then referred inquirers to
Chief Ball. He was psked f the clapper
had been taken out by the authorities tor
any reason, and he still refused to talk.
He said he did not care tq discuss the
Several curious visitors, hearing the
rumors that the clapper had been stolen
by rells hunters, went to independence
Hall, cot down, on the floor and gazed up
Into the interior of the old bell. All thej
could see was the rigid arrangement
from which the clapper had been sus
pended. The bell will ot be taken on Its trip
to the Pacific coast until after July 4, and
Jmt why It should be necessary to con
struct the "spider" at this time has not
teen made known.
PLATE GLASS SMASHED
BY FRENZIED WOMEN
IN CROWN STAMP RUSH
3000 in Frantic Fight to
Get Premiums After
Acme Tea Company An
nounces Its Subsidiary
Will Go Out of Business.
Three thnusnnd women clutching trad
ing stamp books and iimmcllns ciowded
Aich stieet from 10th to 11th tqday and
surged toward the double doors of the
Crown Stump Company, nt 1007 nnd 1003
In a. panic lest the stamps they had col
lected nt chiilu-store groceries could not
be exchanged for the premiums offered.
Tho stump company, n subsidiary of the
Acme Tea t'oinpnio, nnnounced yester
day that It would letlio fioni business.
Thnt news brought the crowd today.
Women lost pockilbooks, their collec
tions of stamps, weic tiampled on nnd
Jabbed with umbiellas in the crush thnt
centered tn Omit of the doors. A jrfl
plate glass window beside one of tho Mora
entrances wns pushed in ami the women
Conchidi'il mi l'ncp Tim, Column five
IN PLUNGE OF DEATH
Girl Drowns as
Swim to Shore,
ATLANTIC CITY, Mny 4. A joung
woman was drowned and three compan
ions narrowly escaped death cnrly today
when a six-cylinder touring car plunged
over an 18-Inch coping on Hnrrlsburg
nvenue, Chelsea, Into the Thoroughfuie.
The dead woman was Miss Bella James,
of Goshen, N. J. Her body wns lecover
ed nbout an hour after tho accident oc
curred. The other members of the party
freed themselves from the machine and
reached the dock.
The nutomobtle wns owned and driven
by Charles Leslie Champion, n gnrage
keeper of Cape Maj Couit House, who
explained today that ho thought Harris
burg avenue was Albany nvenue, which
crosses tho Inside Thoroughfare.
According to Champion, H. C. Tyler nnd
Miss Anna Mae Traft. n companion of
the dead slrl from Goshen, they left Capo
May Court House about 8 o'clock, Intend
ing to come here nnd seo tho clicus. Ar
riving here, lhe found It pouring rain
nnd decided to foreso the pleasure. They
went to a boardwalk vafe for luncheon
nnd had a few drinks. About 2 o'clock
they started home.
Champion In his statement said he was
unused to tho road leading from this
city and becoming confused drove out
Harrlsburg avenue, Ju&t a square below
Albany. It is but n short two blocks
from Atlantic nvenue down to the Thor
oughfare and before Champion realized
that he hud taken the wrong street, his
machine hit the stone embankment and
plunged on Its death dlvo.
Sergeants Craig nnd Holmes, accompan
ied by a reserve squad, were on the scene
n few minutes after the accident. They
raised the auto far enough out of the wa
ter to cut the top ond Sergeant Holmes,
reaching In the water, grasped the cloth
ing of the James girl. She was brought
up on the dock and artificial lesplratlon
was resorted to In an effort to find life,
but the girl had been In the water for
almost an hour and after a succession of
efforts they gave up.
The Kensingtonian Saya:
411 (he boys were at a loss (o under
stand whu Charlie Sautr looked "to down
in the mouth" until theu heard that he
was wurkio in u dsnfol office.
LOST AND FOUND
LOST On FrWay. a bdgo of the yire Injur
ance Patrol. It contains tha word surgeon
and th unit of Dr J. Chalmera Da CeaU.
If tho finder will return this badge to Or.
Pa Costa, at 2015 Walnut a: b ft 111 r
calya a raward.
Othtr (.'Kml4 4-i fagtt H utid tl
WOULD DISMISS DOCTOR RICHMOND
The Slaii'lhiR ComniiUre nf Uip nniscopnl Dtoc?Bc of rfimsyl
mnl.i lifts recommended flint Dishon Jthinelnnder sever the pnsto-'
fflntloiia between tile Hcv. Oeorgc Clinlmcts Richmond rind t'.ie 13.
.Tr.nn's Church, Ilrown street near 3d, according to nnnounccment
made by the Itcv. CI. De Wolf 1'cny, chninunn of that couimltttr,
in Uia annual lepoit rend befoto the Diocesiui Convention rjt tie
f.liurcli of 65t. Luke and the Epiphany, 13 stiect below Wnlnul.
P1IILA DELPHI A GIRL TO WED PRINCE
A marriage license was Issued in New Tork today for Miss Eutb
Morgan Waters, of Philadelphia, New Tork and Newport, and Prinrt
Ludovle Fignatelli, I'riuco of Arragou and Cavandish. Tho Prin;e'3
ttoolug wao opposed by the young woman's parents.
LYE CAUSES CHILD'S DEATH AFTER TWO YEARS
IftitliiR lye two yenrs ago caused the death of 3-year-old Edna WIsb,
217(1 Kiiki York street, on April 27, It developed at a Coroner's Inquest held
this afternoon. Tho child crawled across tho floor while tier mother waB wash
ing clotht'M, mid turned over a can of lye. It was testified. She ate some of
it. nml although she received tientmenl Immediately, sho suffered ever since.
Her nesophiiKiiH contracted, making it difllcult for her to eat. For several
weeks before her dentil, which occurred in St. Christopher's Hospital, she
could e.it no solid food and had to be fed artificially. Starvation resulted and
contributed to the cause of her death.
IJA1JY FATALLY HUKNED AFTEK FIRST WALK
Lucllla .Minna, one year old, -4030 Thompson street, who had Just learned .to
walk, died today of burns received at a bonfire during her first stroll. Lucllla
was so overjoyed at being able to use her legs that she strayed away from
her mother last Tuesday and Joined some boys making n fire In a vacant lot.
When her skirts caught fire tho boys lied nnd she was ablaze from head to
foot when her mother found her. The parents refused to let the child be taken
to a hospital and hail her ti rated by a nearby physician.
FUU. CREW REPEALER REPORTED IN THE SENATE
HARRKSIll lUJ, May 4. The Semite Railroad Committee today decided
by a vote of 7 lo C to report out the repealer of the full crew act, already passed
by the House.
KING GUSTAF WARNS SWEDES AGAINST WAR
GOTHENUURG, Sweden, Mny I. Speaking at a banquet here today on
the occasion of tho launching of a new warship. King Gustaf warned the people
that the danger that Sweden may bo drawn into the war has by no meanB
diminished. "So far we have been able to keep out of the struggle," he said.
"It Is my sincere hope that, with tho aid of the Almighty, we may remain
at pcuc-j with all nations, but the danger that we may be- drawn in Is no
means loss,- than nt the outbreak of the war."
GERMAN WARSHIP SHELLS FINLAND LIGHTHOUSE
COPENHAGEN, May I. A German warship has shelled and set on Are
the Lagsker Lighthouse, on one of the Aland Islands at tho entrance to .the
Gulf of Bothnia, according to a dispatch tecelved today from. Stockholm, A
general German attack Is expected on the coast of Finland In the northern
part of rite Gulf of Bothnia, It adds.
NATIONAL BANKS ORDERED TO REPORT CONDITION
WASHINGTON. May 1. The Comptroller of the Currency today Issued r
call for the condition of national banks at the close of business May 1.
PHILADELPHIA' YACHTS PASS CANAL
The yachts Allegio and Juniata, owned by Colonel James Elverson, Jr.,
and George W. Elkinsi, respectively, passed thiough the Chesapeake and Dela
ware Canal today, bound for Washington, D. C. On board Colonel Elverson's
yacht were Herbert C. CarpentTMa-d E. E. Smith, of this city, and P, V.
gcaton, of New York. Mr. Elklns hud as his guests District Attorneys Samuel
P. Rotan, William F. Brown, Jnmes G. Llndsey and W. C. Downing, of this
city, and St'even Peabody, of New York.
DRY FORCES WIN THREE MINNESOTA COUNTIES
ST. PAUL, .Minn.. May I. The "dry" forces won three counties In yes
terday's option elections, sounding the death knell for saloons In Chicago, Lan
Qui Pailc and Isanti Counties.
ALLIES' AIRMEN UOMItARD GERMAN'S IN BELGIUM
AMSTERDAM, .May 4. Airmen of the Allies aie maintaining constant
activity over Belgium, bombarding Geiman concentration camps, artillery posi
tions and tnllv.as. Another rnid has heen made over Bruges, where the
railways were hmntmrded. ' Two aeroplanes, evidently British, flew over Knocke
and then continued along the coast at a very low altitude, dropping bombs
upon the German batteries. Although subjected to n heavy Are from the
German high-angle guns, both aeroplanes escaped toward the west.
GERMANS ARREST BRITISH SPIES IN PRIEST'S GARB
AMSTERDAM, May -t. According to teports from German sources two v
English spies, disguised as priests, wero arrested In Belgium Sunday, After
compromising documents had been found upon them they were taken to
Brussels, for trial. It is believed they will bo executed immediately.
500,000 NEW MERCHANT MARINE TONNAGE
AVIth the placing of the steamship Iris, which halls from this port, under
the American flag today, the American merchant marine tonnage acquired
lnce tht outbreak of the wnr passed the half million mark. The tonnage of
the Iris is 2331. To date 112 ves-sels, of 500,705 gross tons, have been granted
American registry under tho emengency ship registry act of last Auguf-t.
The Sun Company owns the Iris.
TURKS' CAUCASUS OFFENSIVE REPULSED
PETIU'GKAD. May 1. Caucasus headquarters teport the repulse of
Turkish attempts to resume tho offensive In the direction of Artwln. There
has been some lighting at other points, but the general situation Is unchanged.
TWO NORSE STEAMSHIPS BURNING IN NORTH SEA
LONDON. May '. A Lelth dispatch to the Star states that the captain of,
the Norwegian steamship Sernebo reported on arriving there that he had
bighted two Norwegian steamships burning in the North Sea.
SUBMARINES ORDERED TO SINK ALL U. S. SHIPS, DUTCH REPORT
LONDON, May 4. The Financial News today prints the following: "11
is reported from a Dutch source that German submarines have been ordered
to sink every American vessel sighted, specially passenger liners, without
regard for loss of American life, n order to demonstrate the absolute to
potence of the United States."
IMPORTERS ASKED TO FILE WAR LOSS CLAIMS ,
Local Importers wero notified today to file their claims on shipments on
the American steamship Ogeechee with the State Department. The vessel w
seized by Great Britain last month while en route to New york from Bremen,
The cargo has been landed at Sharpness, Eng. Affidavits, attesting to the
ownership of the goods must be sent with aU claims.
HOT FIGHT ON AT POLLS IN BALTIMORE
BAInMORE.May 4.WIth both the Republcans and Democrats elajrai-g
victory, Baltimore ti voting today for Mayor and City Cgunallmeu. CkortiiW
H. Helntzeman, the Republican candidate, said today he would win by )M
majority, while Mayor Jamas If. Preston, who is the pemocr&Ue JIUhUim
re-election, said he was confident of winning "by a largo majority.1 Hhp
was a, heavy early vote polled.