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EVENING Ul3I)aER-PHIi;ADl3L'PHrTX WBBBBBT, MAY 20, 1915:
SU TRECENTO MIGLIA
ftinforzi Giungono ai Con
fini d'ltalia Per Soste
nere l'Avanzata dell'Es
ercito Italiailo Su Trieste
e Su Trento.
nOMA, 20 Magalo.
Offfji le foree Itallane opernnti dontn
l'Austrfn comhattono su til tin fronte dl
oltre 200 del 4S che formano tulta la
frontier.-! Italo-austrlnca. II terrltorlo
austrlaco o stato invnso da una qulndlclmt
dl puntl dally vallata riell'Adlge nil'
Arirlntlco, e lc truppe ltallnnc hanno oc
cupato nltrl passl, vlllaggl c poslzlonl
vanlflgglosc a clrc.i qtmttro mlglla vnn
tagglose a circa quattro mllilla dalla.
Intanto si lnvlnno con ttitta la rapldlta
posslbile rlnforsl alte annate Che operant)
1'lnVaslonc dell'Austrln perche possano re
slstero nelle poslzlonl occupato e paasano
contlnttarc la lord avamata. Tanto nl
Trentlno che nella Venezla Qltilla le
truppe nustrlacho si sono rltlrate sulle
loro poslzlonl prcparate untecendente
mente, 0 ad cccezlone dl Val Inferno, non
hannn oDnosto altra reslstenza che a can-
nonnte a lunga dlstanza che non honno
lr tn. ntniiH Mlaiilfntn
data alcun rlsultato.
81 sa cho I prlml atistrtacl fattl prlglo
nlcrt dagll ltallanl sono ga In vlagglo alia
volta dl Roma. Tanto gll avlatorl ltall
anl cho quelll austrlacl hanno passato It
confine eil hannn lasctato cadcre bombe,
ed un aviators Itallano.
Ecco II testo del comunlcato ufftclalc
pubbllcato questa mattlna dal Mlnlstero
delta Guerra circa le operazlonl nel Tren
tlno e verso la vallata dell'Isonzo:
"NC;1 abblamo occupato tutti 1 pass I
della frontlera nella reglone del Cadorc.
II nemlco ha bombardato la conca dl
Mlsurlnn, ma senza ottcnerno alcun
"Nol abblamo preso con assaltl alia
balonctta II passo dl Valinferno.
"II nemlco si rltlra dappertutto dlstrug
gendo I pontl.
"1 nostrl avlatorl hanno lnsclato cadero
bombe sugll stablllmentl dl clettriclta e
sulla etnzlone ferrovlarla dl Jlonfalcone,
cho c a Iff mlglla a nord-ovest dl Trieste.
"Il 24 magglo lo nostra truppo occup.i
rono Forcella, Montozzo 11 Passo dl Ton
ale, Ponte dl Caffaro (sulla strada della
-Glodlcarla), Monte Baldo, Monte Conglo,
Monto Fopplano (all'csthemlta dclll vallate
del 1' Aj?no e della Lcogra), e gll altl de
files della vallata del Brcnta. Nol ab
blamo fatto dlversl prlglonlerl.
"Lungo la frontlera del Frlull verso 11
corso medio dellTeonzo nol contlnuammd
ad avanzaie 11 15 Magglo. A Caporetio
nol abblamo dlsperso truppc nemlche che
occupavano le alturo e cl slamo Im
padronltl del Judrlo o dell'Isonzo. Sul
basso Isonzo nol abblamo contlnuato la
nostra offenstva alio scopo dl rlmuovore
l'oelacolo del flume.
"L'artlgllerla nustrlaca a Santa Maria,
Santa Lucia ed a sudovest dl Tolmlno
aprt 11 fuoco sulle nostre poelzlohl sulle
alture del Judrlo e dell'Isonzo, ma senza
St apprende che nel loro raid ru Vene
zla, gll aeroplanl austrlacl usarono bombe
lncendlaiie. Ecco quello che lntorno a
questo raid racconta un testlmone ocu
lar: Ve, "Erano circa le tre del mattlno quando
si udl un lungo flschlo della slrena delle
navl, segulto lmmedlatamente dal rombo
del cannone del fortl. Era chlaro che
avvcnlva qualche cosa dl straordlnarlo.
Nella serata vl era stata una grande
dlm'ostrazlone patrlottlca e la popolazlone
dormlva dl gropso. Pcrclo passo un po
dl tempo prlmo cno 11 popolo si rlversasso
sulle strade. Pol si noto una Improvvlsa
flammata rossa nell'orlzzonte, segulta
lmmedlatamente dallo scopr.cttlo delle
mltragllatrlcl. Una acroplano, volando
nssal (n alto, passo sul gran ponte e vl
lasclo cadero due bombe Incendlarle, che
nero causarono Ilevl danni. L'aeroplano
scomparve verso le 6, ma ne comparve
un altro. Questo comlnclo a lasclar
cadere altro bombe, due delle quail sul
gran ponte, senza colplrlo glacche esse
caddero nella laguna. Subito dopo furono
fatte cadere altre quattro bombe In raplda
successlone. Mentre durava l'attacco le
autorlta mllltarl obbllgarono 11 popolo
a spegncre tuttl I luml."
II duca d'Aottn, che l'altro glorno ebbe
un accldente automoblllstlco nelle vtcl
nan?e dl Mestre, comanda una delle
armata operant! contro l'Austrla
Un telcgramma da .Lublana. Austria,
dice che due sottomar'in! Italian! hanno
attaccato le nail austriache nelle vlcl
nanze dl Pol a lerl, Ianclando quattro
slluil contro di esse e dannegglando un
Incroclatore auslllarlo austrlaco.
Con .questa rapldisslma offenstva le
forze' Itallane vengono a prenderc una
poslzlone vantagglosa dl fronte alle forze
nemlche ed hanno ottenuto lo prime vlt
torle. come afferma un dispacclo ufllclale
del Generate Cadorna.
Tuttl I passl ImportantI delta frontlera
nella reglone del Cadore Bono statl occu
patl dalle truppe Itallane, le quail hanno
preso possessa dl altre clttadlne dell'Aus
tria. Le forze Itallane avanzano su dl
un fronte dl eo mlglla. Flnora gll aus
trlacl non hanno offerto ne nccettato bat
taglla, ma rontlnuano a ritlrarsl ed a
dlstruggere dletro a loro pontl ed edlftzil
alio scopo dl ostacolare 1'avanzata delle
Una fortlsslma colonna dl truppe Itallane-
ha Inizlato un movlmento offenslvn
anche nella vallata dell'Adlge partendo
da Verona. Questa colonna ha pure per
obblettivo la cltta dl Trento, Monto
Baldl, un'alta montagna tra II flume
Adlge e II Lago dl Garda, e stato occu
pato dalle truppe Itallane. Queste hanno
gla occupato t seguenti ImportantI passl
dl montagna; Forcella, Ponte dl Caffaro,
Passo dl Tonale, Monte Corno, Monte
Fopplano, Monte Doffelanl ed altrl passl
ad est dell'Adlge.
I passl dl montagna lungo la vallata del
Brenta sono statl occupatl da un'altra
colonna dl truppe Itallane, le quail Incon
trarono serla reslstenza soltanto al Pasio
Val dl Inferno.
L'arruolamento del volontarll continue
negll ufficlt dl Roma e dl altre cltta
d'ltalia ed II numero degll arruolatl e gia
erahdisslmo. Gll arruolatl sono uominl
e giovani cne non hanno 1'obbllgo dl
eervlre neU'esercito regolare, ma sempre
dl eta, fra I ed MO annl. Neilo spazlo
dl Jl ore furono arruolatl lerl non meno
dl un mlgllalo dl slovant dl tutte le classl
social!, delle class operal e dell'arsto
crazlca e delle class tnedle. Un glovane
Rilnorenne pero non puo easore arruolato
se non ha II consenso del proprtl genltorl.
lerl una donna s presento all'ufflcio dl
arruolamento di volontarll e presentanda
uo flgllo dlclassettenne. Carlo Turchl
Ottavlanl. dljse aU'ufrlclale di servlzlo:
Prendetflo. Vogllo che serva Ja patrla."
K la, donna erolca, che emula Adelaide
Calroll si ebbe un applauso entuslastlpo
da tuttl t presentl,
Tra colore che si sono arruolatl e Wal
ter Toscanlnl. flgllo del famoso dlrettor
dl orchestra, e JIarto Segantlni, figllo dei
notl meno famoag plttore. Tuttl gll uominl
valldl della famlglui Medici i sono arruq
IMJ volontarll Traessl e 11 deputato iajigl
Mirdiei Sono 1 aiscvndentl del generate
ganttaldlno Oiacomo Medici, crato mar-iti-W
da Vittorlo Bmmanuele K per
1 rosca difes di Rom per jjtrf attl dl
-ra-ior netia guerra del USX
A Roma si ono gi presj t nscessaru
rTd.nuotl per sostltujre eon 1 ddnue
? snita the aejjo upiati iH rirti
pttBHat sow uu iti aim amy,
OFF IRISH COAST
Continued frem t'aire One
torpedoed off the Irish coast at 9:45 o'clock
The Lloyd's announcement added:
"The Crook. Haven wireless station has
received the following- 'The Nebraskan
Is calling for help. The trew are In the
boats and aro Stnndlng by. The weather
la line and calm. "
president Harold Sanderson, of tho In
ternational Mercantile Marine, lato this
afternoon officially confirmed llio tor
pedoing of tho American steamship Ne
braskari by a German Mibmarlne "The
i-hlp had not a single thins aboard which
could possibly come under the Herman
ban," ho said "The Oe.rmnn action Is
astounding In view of the fact that the
Ncbraskan was flying tho American ling
and was hound for an American port
It was stated nt the American Embassy
later that tho Ilrltlsh Admiralty had sent
It a notification that an armed trawler had
reported the Ncbraskan "making for Liv
erpool with her forchold flooded "
Tho first rumor reaching here as to the
N'ebrnakan waa to the effect that she
had been torpedoed and sunk by a 'Her
man submarine off the coast of Ireland
This waa quickly followed by another
report that her steering gear had broken
down, and still a third said that the ves
sel had struck a mine.
The latest reports agreed that tho
steamer Is still afloat and will be able to
Tho reports that the Nehraskan had
been torpedoed caused excitement In
maritime circles In view of the fact tint
the American protest against Germai
submarine waiTnie Is still unanswered
' fPliA flrnl T Intil'u i1tatinlrll tt'fta InatlaI
Tho first LIomI'h illstmtrh was Issued nt
1:ZS o'clock this afternoon. About an hour
later the following was given out nt
"Klnsate reports the American steam- i
ship N'ebraskan passing eastward at 11 10 '
a. m. She Is uncontrollable, but Is under ,
her own steam and Is apparently bound
XEIIRASKAX WAS FREQUENT
VISITOR TO THIS PORT
The Ncbraskan was a twin screw
steamship built In Camden for the mer
chant service by tho New York Ship
building Company In 1902 and launched
the next year. She was ordered for the
Amcrlcan-Hanallan line, ns a sister ship
to tho line's Nevndan. The vessel carries
one funnel and was built to accommodate
a cargo of 5W0 tons. On her y-lal trip
down the Delaware sho developed o.
speed of 13 knots, traveling under a light
load, but with a full cargo her speed
probably would not exceed 11 knots, ac
cording to officials of the New York
The Ncbraskan, though owned by the
American-Hawaiian Line, Is under char
ter to tho United Ttnnsport Line, and
flics the American flag. The ship did not
carry any cargo when she left Liverpool
on her westward voyage, but was mak
ing the trip In ballast.
Tho Nehraskan Is a good-sized ship.
She was SCO feet long and had a beam
of 46 feet. From keel to deck the ves
sel measured .11 feet.
On the last trip made by the Nehraskan
to Liverpool from New York she Is said
to have cnrrled a cargo of cotton. After
discharging this and taking a toad of
ballast, the vessel commenced the return
voyage on Monday. It Is said she was
to have proceeded to the Delaware Break
water, there to await orders.
Sho had comfortublo accommodations
for a crew of 40 men. During the first
year of her servlco the Ncbraskan
hailed from New York, but was frequent
ly In the Delaware on her trips up and
down the coaBt on the way to the
The Nebraskan was first In service be
tween New York, Philadelphia, Pacific
coast ports and the Hawaiian Inlands.
Tho cargo from tho Islands usually con
sisted of cane sugar. Genei.il merchan
dise, Including steel products and cloth
ing, constituted tho usual cargo from
American ports. She sailed nround Cape
Horn on the way to the Pacific. Recent
ly the Nebraskan was taken from tho
Hawaiian and Pacific service and put In
the New York to Liverpool run.
The Nebraskan was last In this port on
December 11, 1914. At that time she car
ried a crew of 33 and was captained by
G. B. Knight, who had Just brought the
vessel from San Francisco to this city.
Shortly after this passage the Nebraskan
entered the Liverpool-New York service
and has continued In It ever since.
The Ncbraskan was the first American
ship to pass through the Panama Canal,
making her voyage In August, 1914.
Pays $7.50 for Trolley Ride
It cost Louis Chatham, of S1S Catherine
street, J7.50 to ride from Market to Chest
nut street on a southbound 60th street
trolley car. He paid that amount in
Magistrate Harris' Police Court this
morning. Chatham boarded the car at
9 o'clock last night and offered the con
ductor. John F Powell, of 1820 South
55th street, about two-thirds of a very
soiled transfer, more than two hours
overdue. Powell put Chatham off the
car and called a policeman.
Mud baths may be good for rheumatism
but they are hard on the memory, If the
experience of a strange Individual dis
covered In Kensington Is to be considered.
He appeared In some Indefinable manner
at Hedley street on the Delaware, and
after shedding his clothing, rolled In the
mud until he resembled a big brown bear.
The man was splashing around happily
when Policeman Holland discovered him.
On seeing the policeman, the mud bather
ran until he came to a tree, and although
it was painfully slim, tried to hide behind
It. when Holland caught rum me
stranger waa decidedly slippery, but Hol
land made him don his clothes and
eventually landed him at the Front and
Westmoreland streets station.
'What's your name?'1 asked the ser
geant, "Stephen Snead," replied the prisoner,
He was placed in a cell until the hear
"What's your nameT" asked the turn
key, when he went to get him,
"Frank Smith," replied the prisoner,
Then he was taken before Magistrate
"What's your name?" the Judge In
quired. "Thomas Wilson," said theiman. ,
"That isn't the name you gave me,"
declared tho policeman that bad arrested
"My name la George Thomas," declared
"Why. that's not the name you gave
me.' said the Judge.
"I told you before." said the man, "that
my name was Wllilam Burke."
All the offtjian present Joined, In one
hard !jelt aj ta' prisoner.
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The paper and paper stock warehouse of Charles Goldman, 234 North Delaware avenue, was destroyed
by fire early this morninp. In spite of the deluge poured into tho building by the firemen and the rain,
the fire was still smoldering in the ruins today.
CROOK IN POLICE NET
BETRAYS HIS FRIENDS
Nabbed Passing Spurious Bills,
Tells of Tour of East With
A member of n gang of five counterfeit
ers, said to be working in several East
ern cities, carrying plates with them with
which to make bogus $3 bills and print
ing the notes wherever they stop, is un
der arrest today In Camden. He Is Leo
Durgln, alias Walker, of Pittsburgh.
Durgln had n hearing before United
States Commissioner Jollno at Camden
today. He was held In 55000 ball for tho
United States Grand Jury. Captain of
Detectives William Schrcgler, of Camden,
and Matthew Griffin, Chief of the Fed
eral Secret Servlco in this city, said they
had obtained a confession from the man
Tho prisoner was caught yesterday In
a Market street cigar store In Camden,
when ho tried to pass a spurious to noto
on Samuel Elliott, a salesman, of 231S
North Crosby street, this city. Elliott
gave him change for tho noto and then
realized that It was a counterfeit. Ilo
summoned Policeman Deasly. Durgln
fled, but was caught after a short chase.
Police Sergeant Benjamin McClung, of
Camden, was badly burned about tho
faco today when ho was taking a photo
graph of Durgln for tho "Rogues' Gal
lery." Tho flash light powder prepared
by McClung suddenly flared up In his
face. Ho was taken to Cooper Hospital.
According to the officials Durgln con
fessed that he and four other men have
been working throughout the East, passing-
J5 bills. They carried plates for tho
notes with them and printed tho bills
wherever they happened to he stopping.
A description of tho other members of
the gang has been obtained by Chief
Griffin, he said.
Workman Killed by Load of Bricks
Salvatore Quarter, 28 years old, died
today In tho Polyclinic Hospital from
Injuries received yesterday at the new
building of the Philadelphia Electric
Company, 2?th and Christian streets,
when a load of bricks fell from an ele
vator and knocked him unconscious.
Quarter was employed there as a work
man. He lived nt Pierce nnd 11th streets.
for three months nt the House of Correc
tion Up thore you will have to bathe
In clean water."
Lovers who coo quietly In Logan square
have been bothered much lately by sud
den showers of leaves falling Just when
they were talking seriously. Complaints
were mado to the police, and after In
vestigation is was learned that tho
trouble was due to a number of
youthful acrobats, who used the
trees In their gymnastic "stunts."
The boys leaped from limb to limb like
animals In the Zoo, and their leaps weru
usually accompanied by unearthly yelU.
Fussy men and women frequently left
the benches in alarm under the Impression
that the square was being used as train
ing ground for wild animals. Policemen
Grattan and Ettel were instructed to
break up the acrobatic parties. They saw
two youngsters doing daredevil feats,
and caught them when they were upside
down In ft big poplar tree. After gath.
erlng the pair the bluecoats pulled two
others, who wre trying to "skin tha
cat" on a limb of another tree, and
took the quartet to the 15th and Vine
streets station. ,
'Tired persons can't rest for you fel
lows," aald Magistrate Emely, "I'm
sorry you haven't anything else to do.
The next time you're brought here we'll
make you whitewash the cellar and chop
enough wood for the winter. That ex
ercise will also help the city."
He held the prisoners In 1200 ball to
keep the peace They were George
Daubert, of Bailey and Poplar streets.
Thomas Welch, of Jith and Federal
streets. William Wool, of Ud and Chris
tian street, and Frederick ZeUer, of Tlosa
and A streets.
WAREHOUSE SWEPT BY FIRE
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ITALIANS DRIVE INTO
AUSTRIA BY 3 ROUTES
Continued from Pngo One
of the Tyrol, 20 mllea from Tlrano, tho
Italians repulsed soma Austrlans who ap
wear to have crossed Into Italian terri
tory. Several hundred Austrian Alpine
troops wero captured.
Tho high defiles of the Brcnta Itlver
Valley have been occupied by the Invad
ing forces. A Ilerco bayonet battle along
tho Carnla frontier resulted In tho cap
ture of Val Inferno Pass by tho Italian
The War OfTlce nnnounced today that
the Italian forces that began an offcnslvo
In tho direction of Tricsto by capturing
several Austrian villages in tho Izonzo
district on tho east, are continuing to
An Italian army that moved northward
through Verona apparently met with lit
tle opposition as It crossed tho Trentlno
frontier Into Austrian Tyrol. Monte Bal
do, a high peak between the Adlge River
nnd Lake Dl Gardl, was occupied by
Italian troops. Forcella, Ponto Caffaro,
Tonalo Pass, Monto Corno, Monto Fop
plano, Monto Boffclanl 'arid "other passes
and defiles cast of tho Adigo Valley were
seized by tho Invading armies.
Frontier passes and defiles high In the
mountnins nlong tho River Brenta Valley
were occupied by other Italian troops. In
no instance, except at the Val Inferno
Pass did tho Invading armies meet any
Tho baonet battlo in Val Inferno Pass
marked the first serious clash between
Austro-Itallan land forces since tho be
ginning of the war. Alpine troops as
sailed the enemy's trenches with great
daring, while, machine guns poured a
raking fire Into the defiles. Though the
forces engaged were not largo the Aus
trian losses wero comparatively heavy.
The Italians took a number of prisoners.
General Cadorna reported.
At soveral points along tho border
Austrian artillery Bhelled Italian out
posts nt long range during the night. No
great damage was ilonu Air flotillas at
tached to both armies hive been ex
Tho Austrlans In Gorltz Province have
withdrawn to tho east hank of tho
ENDS MOTHER'S PAIN
AND LIFE WITH DRUG
Continued from Pane One
few hours. Moat of tho time she was un
conscious nnd sho suffered little pain, but
her condition was wearing on the nerves
of her daughter.
Yesterday nt midafternoon Miss Krel
ber entered tho hospital with a small
satchel. Sho went to her mother's bed
side in the surgical ward. The nurse
who cared for Mre. Krelber had about 25
other patients In her charge, and after
speaking to the visitor, she went to an
other part of the hospital.
When she returned a half hour later
she found a pillow over Mrs. Kreiber'n
face. She summoned one of the staff phy
sicians. Beneath the pillow, over the
nose of the nged woman, he found a
small piece of gauze. It amelled strongly
of chloroform. He examined the woman
and found that she was dead. Her daugh
ter had disappeared.
POLICE START INQUIRY.
Captain Edward Lelper, superintendent
of the hospital, notified the police of the
1th and York streets station. Seraeant
Maesto and Policeman Leule were sent
to the hospital. After learning that Miss
Krelber had not returned to her home,
they searched the grounds. Finally they
came across a huddled figure on one of
the benches hidden by a clump of shrub
bery. It was JIlss Krelber.
Tito woman was taken into the emer
gency ward, where physicians found that
she had not taken poison, but from her
dazed condition they concluded that she
had tried to end her life with chloroform.
This morning she was sent to the th and
York streets station. As she was being;
arraigned for a hearing she collapsed.
Physicians of the hospital, tho superin
tendent and the police held a. conference.
This was attended by Coroner's Detective
Frank Paul and Deputy Coronet?' Green
halgh. The doctors said positively that
Mrs, Krelber could not have survived
more than a few hours, and In view of
me qunumon or tne daughter it was
thought best to send her to her home. A
bluecoat was stationed outside the house
to see that she does not leave.
LONG BEDSIDE VIGIL.
At the hospital all the attaches that
met Miss Krelber when she was calling
on' her mother said she -was extremely
worried over the condition of the aged
woman. She had been avisitor every day
until three days ago, when doctors gave
up nope mat ner motner could recover
Since that time, she had remained at the .
hospital sitting night and day at her
mother'a bedside. Yesterday she went j
out for the first time, returning with tte I
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BY BADGE WEARERS
Director Porter Says He Will
Stop Abuse of Privilege.
Two Buildings Destroyed.
Fire which swept through two buildings
In the Delaware River front section at
midnight still smoldered this morning in
the mass of ruined stock where stood tho
paper and paper stock warehouse of
Charles Goldman, of 231 North Delawaro
avenue. While water towers on land,
flreboats on tho river nnd engines which
three alarms had called to the scene
battled with the flames there, another
fire started In the Quaker City Cigar
Box Company, nt 220 North 2d street, and
three moro nlarms wero sent In.
This brought all the companies in the
central section to tho river front, moved
every piece of fire equipment In the city,
and kept two-thirds of the flre-flghtlng
force away from the neighborhoods they
protect. This fact brought forth the
criticism of Director Porter, who said six
alarms should never have been sent In.
Director Porter also was Indignant bo
cause of tho abuse of badgea by per
sons who crowded In within the fire lines
nnd Impeded tho work of tho firemen.
Every elevator man, Janitor and petty
otllcer employed by the city seemed to
have come to see the fire. They all have
badges and stood Just where they would
be most In the wny.
"It was fortunato the fires were not
more serious," said tho Director; "be
cause these people would have helped the
flames to spread, but for good luck. I'll
put a stop to this practice and see that
only those who have a right to be at flree
shall havo their badges honored by the
Tho loss at the cigar box company
plant was estimated at between jlO.000
mm tio.wi. ine nre oroice tho windows
of tho Phoenix Paint and Varnish Com
pany, at 21S North 2d street, but did no
AUSTRIAN'S SINK ITALIAN
DESTROYER IN ADRIATIC
VIENNA, May 26.
Official announcement by the Admiralty
that nn Italian torpedoboat destroyer
was sunk and Its crew taken prisoners
today confirmed persistent rumors that
a naval battlo occurred early Monday In
An Austrian cruiser and three torpedo
boat destroyers, it was officially an
nounced, were engaged with two Italian
torpedoboat destroyers. Two Italian bat
tleships later Joined in tho running fight,
making It necessary for the Austrian war
ships to withdraw. The Austrian de
stfoyer Csepel was slightly damaged.
"One of the enemy destroyers escaped,
but the other was struck by a shell and
compelled to surrender In a sinking condi
tion," the official announcement said.
"Our destroyers rescued 35 of the crew
of the Italian boat, including Its com
mander." Boys Give Loving Cup to Keller
Henry F. Keller, head of the science
department of the Central High School,
Broad and Spring Garden streets, who
will give up his position there to assume
the prlnclpalshlp of tho new Germantown
High School, today was presented with a
s(lver (ovlns cup by his pupils. The
presentation was made by John E.
Frazler, Jr., of 2107 North 20th street.
Doctor Keller has been Identified with
the Central High School for more than 30
years. He Is also president of the Frank
lin Institute. Ha lives at 2313 Green
Vessel reported in collision
JURY' "FIXING" CHARGE
HALTS THEFT TRIAL
Continued from re One
court history. No dato has been set for
the new trial.
Tho former probation officer Is accused
of retaining nnd applying to his own Uso
various sums collected on prison fines and
In ono Instance money duo to an estate
In which he had charge of several small
children. Tho total amount of his al
leged peculations Is (410. Ho will make
as a defense tho statement that at the
time of making his annual report ho
would hao met his Indebtedness to tha
White Is known from one end of the
State to the other as a mnn Interested In
the reclamation of pnrotcd prisoners, and
at tho time ho was dismissed ho had 1500
prisoners on tho list he was caring for.
Every man, woman or child who has ever
been under his care Is watching with In
terest the progress of tho trial.
When tho trial date was fixed, Judgo
Boylo declined to preside at tho trial of
tho man who had served under him nnd
under many of his predecessors on tho
Camden county bench. Judge Swack-
hammer, of Gloucester City, was asked to
sit In tho case nnd ho presided when
Whlto faced tho bar. Contending that It
guilty nt nil, Whlto Is only technically
guilty, nnd not a criminal In tho ordlnnry
ncceptanco of the term, his attorneys In
structed him to tnnko n defense.
Five embezzlement charges wero mado
against White a half year ago and when
pressed by Prosecutor William J. Kraft,
truo bills wero founds In all cases by n
former Grand Jury. When tho caso
camo up for trial nn appeal wns taken
to tho Supreme Court on technical
grounds. This nppenl was lost and the
Camden court was ordered to take chnrgo
of tho trial. A plea of not guilty was
then entered nnd what purports to bo a
full defonso Is being set up today.
TO liECEIVE PAYMENT
FOR SEIZED CARGOES
Britain Agrees to Turn
Over Amount of Con
tracts in Return for
Agreement to Restrict
Shipments to Neutrals.
WASHINGTON, Mny 26.
The acuteness of the International com
plications affecting tho United States
seemed materially lessened today. Tho
British nnd German attitudes wero dis
tinctly moro conciliatory.
Tho British Embassy here, probably un
der direct orders from home, has taken
steps toward removing much of the Irrita
tion ngalnst England's confiscatory meth
ods. Ever slnco December Alfred Urlon.
tho beef packers' chief counsel, has been
In London trying to force action on
seized American beet enrjoes. Every
time he asked for n 'prize court trial ho
was told tho Crown attorneys wero not
Secretary Bryan today received from
Ambassador Page, London, tho following:
"Sir Edward Grey Informs mo that tho
British Government Is ready to try tho
cases of the Chicago packers In prize
court, commencing on Juno 7. Please
havo Attorney Urlon or other representa
tives of packers on hand for trial."
It was taken that this expediting of
mntters was duo to representations from
the Embassy here to the London Govern
ment. It was not, at any rate, tho Sec
rotary said, In responso to any communi
cations yet sent by the department.
Yesterday the packers demanded Amer
ican Government nctlon in their behalf.
Secretary Bryan nnnounced that repre
sentations would be made to England In
tho Interost of a speedy trial of the Is
sues. Within a few hours nfter this an
nouncement the British Ambassador and
his commercial adviser had conferred
with the packers' attorney and It was
announced that England would pay the
contract price for tho seized cargoes. In
return, the packers agree to limit further
consignments to neutral Government
agencies, which will Bee that they are not
forwarded to Germany.
The British Foreign Office also has ab
solutely disavowed all previous attempts
10 compel recognition of its order In
council, and has arranged to resume
unofficial negotiations with tho State De
partment to expedite tho disposition of
detained cotton cargoes and to bring out
goods bought by Americans In Germany
prior to jiiarcn i.
This Is a distinct American triumph, as
England, completely reversing itself, ad
mits publicly that at no time Iibb the
United States accepted the order In coun
cil, thus clearing the way for tho United
States to ask that tho order bo modified
so as to minimize Interference with
American commerce to neutrals.
Ambassador Page has OBked the British
Government to explain tho latest restric
tions placed upon neutral shipping. These
force neutral captains to obtain permis
sion to take the northerly toute to Scan
dinavian ports, and Insist that such craft
steer at least f0 miles lo tho northward
of the Shetlands. It Is assumed here that
noi omy nas ma Mritlsh fleet mined an
entirely new area, but that the English
rone of submarine traps has been ex
tended, WANT EAST CONCILIATED
"Adequate Foreign Policy" on Part of
U. S. Urged by Church Council.
NEW YORK. May M.-The Federal
Council of tho Churches of Christ In
America, representing many Protestant
denominations, called on the United
States to adopt an "adequate oriental
policy" In a statement Issued today.
Tha council declares that our attitude
toward Japan and other oriental nations
will determine whether or not we have
trouble with them, and suggests that the
nation consider carefully the treatment it
accords to all aliens.
Some months ago the council sent an
embassy of prominent clergymen to
Japan. They were well received there
and assured of Japan's desire for Amer
ica's friendship, The statement issued
today Is a comment on the report of this
off Massachusetts coast,
CONTROL OF BRITISH
Former Chancellor's Desigl
,,"'"u" Axuvviy urGfltnrl
Post of Especial Intercs j
lu American ManufacS
turers of War Supplies, 'i
LONDON. r m
Tho transfer of David Llovd.ft..J
from tho Chancellorship to the n.J-1
created post of Minister of Munition. CM
created great Interest here, as it me4n-
.... uuiio timiiBc in metnoas of manufae-
'"""6 """ supplying munitions for th
Brltteh army. Earl Kitchener. ml iJ
will retain the office of Secret,,,.. ..
Slato for War. will bo relieved of entlri
charge of munitions. It was largely te-i
causa of his conduct of this departmntl
w..,i u a so oiueny attacked by th
Aiuiiiiuiuio newspapers. m
Lloyd-George's appointment should bil
of particular Interest to American minu-1
"-" ..luiMiiuim, as me Brttjh i
must rely upon Americans for a ti
percentage of their war supplies . "'
In all, tho Unionists got six places In -1
the new ministry and the Laborltes oft. 1
Two new Liberal members nre named to J
succeed members of their own party s
Tho completo make-up of tha net.
cabinet, ns compnred with the old oV'
Is as follows: ' '
New rnhlnet om r.w.i. I
Prime Minister and First Lord of th., VuW '
Herbert It Asqulth. I...Herhert II. Anulth Tl
e, sS"t,l!;y of State for Foreign Art" fj' U,
Sir Kdward Grey. L BIr r.d a,i iSSJ U
A.n,... .I't"i,Ix,ri,.?( tho Admiralty r' .
Arthur J. rial our, U. Winston Churchill. L. f
Earl Kitchener ... EnrI ku.i,,.,, ' i
, Chancellor ot tho Exchequer. ,w I
Heglnald MeKcnna L. """. e
.,, , . David Lloyd-Georss. U-i
f .i -, ..xJ.,nl("" ' Munitions. ' - I
David Lloyd-rieorgo, t,, .(Oftleo non-Mltm '
.M. . Mlnlotf r Without Portfolio? Mnt ,
Lord Lansdowne. V (orrieo non-exiitint i
r . . -t&eVrfmr' 'nr mala. ''
J. Austen Chamberlain, U. . I
Marquis of Crave, l i j
a,. R'eretyry for the Colonln f
Ancrrw Honor Law, v., .r, V Ilnrtourt !.. I
.Secretary of State for Home ArtT' U
Sir John A. Simon L. .nogln.il 1 McKcnm. U H
c, ... . VTrl Hl,h Chancellor J
felr Blnnlev O. nuckmastpr. L. J
Lord President of th Council. 1
Marquis of Crewe, L . .Earl Headlamp. U 4
Lord of tho Privy Krai J
Lord Curzon. U Jtarquts of Crewe, L 1
Chief Bccretary for Ireland I
AUftuatlno Dlrroll. L. Auduetlno Blrrell. I ?
.. Secretary for Scotland.
Thos McK. Wood, I... .Thos. McK Wool, U j
chancellor of tho Duchy of I.ancater. fl
Winston Churchill. I.. .C. r. O Masterman. LS
President of the Board of Trafle., 3
Mailer Runcimnn, L. .Walter rtunciman, 'L li
President of the Local Government Board.
Walter Ilunio Lone. V It. L. SamueL'L',
PrriHent of the Board of Asrlculture. 'S
Lord Selborne, U Lord Lucaa, L
Attorney General. i
oir i.iniiiu Hreuji, u . bit J. A DlmOD, 1
(Left vacanO C. E. Itobhouaa, ,I
Troddent of the Board of Education.
Arthur Henderson, Labor ... .J. A Pcaie, L.
Flret Commissioner of Works.
Lewis Harcourt, L Lord Emmott. IJ
ij. uun-iai. u. uruoniRE
Tho Ministry for the remainder of the
war period, for It Is not likely that Its
new membership will continue unaltered
nflcr a declaration of peaco. will thus be
constituted of thirteen Llbernls, eight
Unionist and ono Labor member.
Of greatest Importance, however, 4n
tho public mind Is tho fnct that Premier
Asqulth remains at the head of tha
Government, that Earl Kitchener Is re
tained as tho Secretary of State for War,
although his responsibilities will be
shared bv Mr, Lloyd-George, and that
Winston Spencer Churchill, First Lord Of
tho Admiralty In the Cabinet Just .dli
solved, Is practically shelved by being
appointed to the honorary post of Chan,
cellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
WARSHIPS AID LINER
STRUCK BY TRAMP SHIP
Continued from rage Ono mm
fog. But the fact that the transfsr'wat
made safety, under such adverse condi
tions Indicated that the situation must
!.... I....... ..In.li. .4 1 ....... a.4 V.. . 1. a MMndva
Tha rilat,Aact fllc-nnla rnm th Tlvndam. 4
which began to filter In shortly after i-
o'clock, were also picked up by wireless ;
Rtntlnna nil nlnnsr tlie (Vinst from Cane ?
Cod to Sandy Hook. These early reporti
siaiea mat noia -o. o oi mo nyuuum wu
full of water, and that hold No, Stand
the englno room were rapidly filling wltji
water. The Holland-America liner -wu
then feared to be Blnklng,
The position of the Ryndam was given ;,
ns latitude 40.17 degrees nonn ana ionsi
tude 70.4 degrees west. In tho nelgnoer-,
hoofl of Cape God.
Several ot the Ryndam'a passengers
wero reported to have been Injured by the
'Ih Hynd.m carried 23 first cabin pas
sengers, 10 second cabin passengers and
25 steerage passengers,
There were only three American passen-
gers aboard the Ryndam so far as
known. Beside Walter Nelbuhr, of Lln-
coin. III.: Jlrs. Martha Daly, of 2 Wast "
7th street, New York, and Henry L. von
Pragg, of 43 East 17th street, New York, jj
wero known to be Americans. j
Tha Ryndam's cargo was as follows; . A
M.144 hunhnlfl nf corn. 5000 baes of C0rn--;
starch, 2000 bags of meal, 00 barrels ol
linseed oil, 3000 kegs of wire nails, .all j
consigned to tho Netherlands overseas
trust Company, and 200 bales cotton and
60 sheets of corrugated lronr conlffno
to the Dutch East India Company.
Tha Ryndam flies the Dutch flag. Bh
.. l.. .It. I tOOt AA la mMA f IVlA ftMtSt
tvua UUHl III ,Wt UDM ,o "' " - -- j
boats plying between New Yqrk ana
Amsterdam, sne is dsu reel ions, j,ict.
wide and her tonnage Is 7076. 81)8 nss
four water tight bulkhead compartments
nnd Is filled with ample lifeboats and
Tho Joseph J. Cuneo is one-tenth' tns
dlzs of the Dutch liner. A small tramp
steamfihlp carrying fruit between 'ti
West Indies and Boston, she is 210 ft
long. 30 feet wide and her tonnage W
She files the Norwegian flag, and belonjs
to W. W. and C. W. Noyes.
Hungary Suspends Italian Telegraph
HERNE, Switzerland, May 26.-Offljll
announcement was telegraphed here today
from Budapest that telegraphic communi
cation between Hungary and Itajy h"
been suspended. A similar anhouncem"'
is expected from Vienna with respect to
"The Revival of Sail Boat
Racing" puts speed sailors
Jn trim for the sumrnfi
awakening, A breezy sports
contribution from E. '