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FRENCH HURL BACK FIERCE
ATTACK OF CROWN PRINCE'S
40,000 Germans Suffer
Defeat in Desperate
Attempt to Pierce
Teutonic Forces Fail to Break
Through Loft Flank of
Enemy Defending Great
Fortress and Retreat With
Kaiser's Troops Try in Vain to Regain
Ground in Alsace Violent Attacks
Repulsed by Joffro's Warriors
Operating "in Vosges and Along
PAIUS, July 1.
The German Crown Prince's army has
been beaten and thrown back with severe
lossts In nttacka upon tho French posi
tions around Verdun, in tho Argonne re
gion. Defeat of 40,000 German troops who
attacked tho French trenches In that re
gion Is announced In today's official com
munique from tho French W&r Office.
The Teutonlo forces In this region are
under command of tho German Crown
Prince, who has resumed his efforts to
cut his wny through the French lines.
Ho failed In a similar attempt last Sep
tember, a failure which was primarily
responsible for General Von Kluck's re
treat from the Mnrno.
Hard fighting Is still going on in
Alsace, The communique etatca that tho
Germans renewed their attacks In tho
region of Metzeral In the Vosges, but were
repulsed, suffering heavy losses.
Tho text of tho communique follows:
"The night was quiet In tho north In
the region of Arras and as far as
' "The German attack In tho Argonne
reported yesterday was particularly
violent. The forces engaged were esti
mated at two divisions. That attack was
broken up. Two new attacks on our
trenches to the east of BenarVllle were
repulsed. Another violent attack made
by the enemy In the region of Metzeral
was completely checked. Tho Germans
suffered heavy16sBemWWH . -. ,
BOYS WANT "GOOD TIME;" THEY
STEAL FOR SPENDING MONEY
House of Detention Head Explains
Spring "Crime Wave."
At this time of the year a boy's fancy
lightly turns to thoughts of vacation,
good times and sufficient pocket money.
The last is especially desirable to the said
genus, Henry P. Richardson, superin
tendent of the House of Detention, de
clared today. Ho said it Is responsible for
a veritable wave of petty thieving at this
season. An average of three cases a day,
Involving an average of two boys each,
make a problem for authorities of the
Houso of Detention and the Juvenile
Court to face.
"Just after schools close the boys start
out to have a good time, or to obtain the
means to have a good time," said Mr.
Richardson. '"They don't Intend to do
wrong the last thing In the minds of
most of them Is the Idea of deliberately
stealing but they simply must have that
little pocket money which makes life a
bright dream. The youngsters do not
usually steal money or goods; they enter
empty houses and take lead and fittings.
A majority of the cases are of this kind.
"After school Is over the boys think
that a good time Is 'coming to them.
So they are not overparticular as to how
they get that good tlnie. Their friends
have money to spend and they become
"For come of the offenders I get posi
tions on farms. In other cases I advise
the parents to keep a sharper watch on
them. Many tales the boys tell me of
their desire and ambition bring up mem
ories of the days when I was a, kid. Boys
never change; they willpe'lnto mischief
of some kind in spite 'of all that their
parents do." -J
Ex-Treasurer of Delaware Injured
LiAUnEL., Del., July Charles Has
tings, ex-State Treasurer andj.onjs of the
heat known politicians antfj business men
in Delaware, was run over by aft auto
mobile driven by Jennings Qulllon here
this morning and severely injured
It is best not to allow a hypetJUeal
blue sky to beguile you into thinbnur SpUtf
are going to reacq Rome towgnt yyuWP
dry skin. The skies of yesterday iffliSl
brilliant, and yestere'en the heavens gave
no token of how they could weep without
a moment's notice. The first thing jou
knew was that you were drenched, lt
may cheer you to know that there were
XI. W others who likewise felt the dampr
nets settle on their spine. June, having.
come in like a, sheep, had tp go out llke
a tiger perhaps more Ilk a eroeodlle. it
was. The upshot of It all U that the month
of June uga. Julep, jujubes, June brides,
etc . Is gone, and the nxt station is July
t. We will have to wait till July IS,
UteUab, h eelebrate It to more than a
colucidnce that the earth reaches its
"farthest west" of the sun that day and
that It alio is the hottest diy of the year,
jHEpMsTft W could hardly be farther away
It wlfl be. a. hot da, all right
PJtflfidelphia, and vicinity
' H toUM-At ami Fttdaii not
ekamge in UmmrnttvMrmadtr-
to weM winds.
MEANING OP MOVES
IN TODAY'S AVAR NEWS
The desperate attempt of the army
commanded by the Crown Prince to
break through thp Argonne tinea of
the French and the defeat of i0,000
Germans at that point are regarded
at ttgnifirant of a German offensive
to turn tho French centra, Should the
French fiu nblo to inflict a decisive de
feat Upon the Crown Prince the Gcr
man centre would be Jeopardised and
such a reverse might compel o oenerol
retreat of tho Germans all along tho
A great movement of Austro-Gcr
man troops in South Poland may bo
taken as a menace on tfte preat south
ern Vistula fortress of Ivangorod to
provide a powerful base for the Lcm
berg victors' upthrust on Warsaw.
Raid of a German fleet convoying
troops on the Russian seaport of Win
dau is taken as a sign of determined
Teuton attempts to strengthen the in
vasion of the Baltic provinces and
furnish ficsh force to the drive on
Warsaw from the north, which has its
point at Prsasynss. Defeat of this de
scent on the coast has foiled, at least
temporarily, the endeavor to corrclatt
German attacks in the north, in con
junction with the pressure exerted by
the victorious Teuton forces in the
south. Tho Russians in southeast Ga
llcia and tn southern Poland, by re
alignment along tho Gnita Lipa and
Bug Rivers respectively, apparently
are stemming the Teutonio tide at the
tips of tho crescent which represents
the Slav front.
Definite gains by tho allied troops
operating on tho Galllpoli peninsula
have strengthened the faith of the
British and French people that tho
forcing of tho Dardanelles, although
entailing great sacrifices, will ulti
mately be accomplished. Each loss of
ground by the Turks causes a weak
ening of their morale and further en
hances tho spirit of the allied soldiers
JITNEY OWNERS BEG
MAYOR TO VETO BILL
Declare Measure Would Kill
Their Business Say Trac
tion Company Cannot Handle
Seven Jitney drivers, representing two
of the Jltpey associations and most of
the Individual drivers, held a two-hour
conference with Mayor Blankenburg at
his offlco today, and asked him not to
sign tho ordlnnnco passed yesterday by
City Councils. In effect, tho men agreed
to the bond and license features of the
ordinance, but they said enforcement of
tho zone regulations will sweep the
streets of this city clear of Jitney auto
mobiles.' Those who conferred with the Mayor
are Richard Humphlres, Jr., Harry Dubln,
Hary Pollack, Q, O. South, H. N. Welser,
F. E. Hlttlcr and A. H. Tallman. While
they were discussing every phase of the
question. Director of Public Work
Cooke entered the Mayor's office. He
suggested that It would be utterly Im
possible for the police to enforce the zone
Cno member of the committee took oc
casion to point out that some months ago
Thomas U. Mltton, executive head of the
Philadelphia Itapld Transit Company,
gave out a statement saying It is impos
sible to provide seats for all passengers
during the rush hours.
"Wo aro trying to relieve this conges
tion," he said.
"Whatever I do," said Mayor Blanken
burg, as the delegation was about to
leave, "it will be what I think is right"
The Mayor argued, In favor of zone
regulation, that "not one man in a thou
sand will ride the entire distance of the
four-and-a-half-mlle minimum." He re
peated the arguments of Philadelphia
Rapid Transit attorneys that the Jitneys
are "getting the croam of the traffic."
One Jitney man answered this with the
statement that he Jitneys, because they
charge more for their service, are not
competitors of tho Philadelphia Rapid
The Philadelphia Jitney Association, of
which Richard Costello is president, was
not represented at the meeting. The
associations represented were the Phila
delphia Jitney Owners' Association and
the Jitney Auto Service Company.
In the course of the conference one of
the men told the Mayor that they do not
"set a fair deal" from the police now.
He did not go into details, Mayor Blank,
enburg pointed out that In a way it Is
his duty to protect the Philadelphia
Rapid Transit Company, Its stockholders
and Its employes. He referred to the
transit company as an institution and
said it pays enormous sums to city and
State as taxes. When he spoke of the
stockholders, one of the Jitney drivers
"Yes, I've got some of that stock and
It's pretty low now."
"I know It Is," remarked the Mayor.
l''tjknow also the conditions that have
tirougnc inai auum, mm uu-itb iuusjh
against them ror au years.
- Mayor Blankenburg would go no fur-
"tlier than to promise tne delegation mat
h would give the matter "flue consia-
ralton. ' e gave no evinn) oi wneiner
np( he intended to sign tne ordinance,
il4h would go Into effect 10 days after
aanrogni or nis signaiure
ttBturinMnnl argument for slsrnlnsr the
dt ordinance js mat wnnoui it tne
tie Kould have no adequate pro-
Ten by bond from the Jitneys until
CWMKil could meet again and pass
sUWllir ordinance- He suggested that
; men aocapi me present
tuirt take up the tight against
Die provisions iaist.
tat tit City Treasury during th
ftitays amounted to W.Jtf.H
i during tne Mime (wiou
1.U3.W1.TL Xhs balaoea is
iint, was tU.MM.1i-
I'M., JWy i TJMWgn
bn mads bwe tn
juar plot, lnmeauons
unii-uo of or wore
b.) c sad la the NarUt
HIS .OFFICE MADE INTO BOWER
Superintendent of Mails J. J. Morrissey found his desk piled high
with remembrances from friends when ho took up his now duties
today in tho Postofflco Building.
CITY SAVES $500,000
BY MAKING M'NICHOL
CUT CONTRACT PRICES
Forced to Bid Low Through
Keen Competition, He
Takes Work at $1,000,000
Which Otherwise Would
Have Cost $1,500,000.
Within the last 60 days. Senator Mo
Nlchol and tho companies with which he
Is atfliiated have obtained contracts from
tho Department of Public Works amount
ing to $1,000,000, in round numbers. In his
desire to make sure that ho should ob
tain tho contracts, Senator McNichol has
literally slashod his prices, in one Instance
actually bidding D5 cents per cubic yard
less in 1015 than ho did in 1903.
In this mad scramble to get the con
tract?. Senator McNichol has for the first
tlmo violated the "gentlemen's agree
ment" which was supposed to exist be
tween himself and his affiliated com
panies and the Vares, un agreement thit
divided the city at Market streot.
He not only put in a bid for work south
of Market street, but did It at a price
that is H cents per square yard lowor
than ho bid for similar work in 1912 and
1.16 less per square yard than E. II.
Varo bid in 1009.
Another big contract went to Senator
McNIchol's Union Paving Company at
a price fully 25 per cent, leas than the
company bid for the same work for 1912
13. Figuring on the basis of tho "Contractor-lords"
prior to tho advent of tho
Blankenburg administration, these same
contracts Senator McNichol has obtained
at Jl.000,000 would hav.e cost the city
practically half a million dollars more.
Just what has Induced Senator Mc
Nichol to make these startling reductions
in the cost of the contract work Is known
only to himself and his business asso
ciates. But the fact remains that he has
procured highway work that will keep
him In "harness" for from a year to a
year and a half.
The contract on which Senator McNichol
has made the biggest cut In his own
prices is that for the work of grading the
Northeast Boulevard or Plaza. Tho fig
ures are more eloquent than words.
In 1M3 Senator McNichol received the
contract for grading tho Northeast Bou
levard at 83 cents per cublo yard His
bid on the contract Just awarded to him
for grading the Plaza is at 23 cents per
cublo yard. The difference is 65 cents per
cubic yard, or a trifle more than 63 per
cent, lower than his bid 12 years ago.
But Senator McNichol did not make
this reduction of 65 cents per cubic yard
oil at once. He came to It gradually.
His standard price in 1903 was S3 cents
per cublo yard. When the Blankenburg
administration took hold of City Hall he
evidently realized that the old figures
Continued on Page Three, Column Three
RE VITT0RI0 VISITA IL
Gli AuBtriaci Rafforzano Ie
Loro Posfzioni Un Forte
Preso con Uno Stratagemma.
II re e I'on. Salandra hanno appena
led sera completato un giro dl lspezlone
dl tutto II fronte dl battaglla e, come
dice un telegramma da Rpma, sono statl
11 comunlcato ultlclale Itallano dice che
H cattlvo tempo che persists sul fronte
dell'Isonzo ha fatto sospendere- quasi le
operazioni dl guerra, dando anche modo
agll austrlacl dl megllo organizzare e
rinforzare la loro dlfesa. Nondlmeno le
truppe Itallane hanno continuamente
cereeato di ostacolare questo lavoro delle
forze auatrlacha con piocoll report! dl
truppe e con il fuoco delle artlgllerte.
Un dlipacdo da Glnevra dice che git
itallanl hanno conqulstato ieri l'altro un
Importante forte austrlacp a Coni Sugna,
a nord-ovest dl Ala, quando un oapltano
itallano con un csntinalo dl soldatl si
presento' d sorpresa davanti al forte 7
fees crsdere al eomandante austriaco che
11 forte era cirooudato. II eomandante
delta fertf si arrsse. t notizia non
0' qeafarniats da foots uffloials.
L'ocouparlom di Scutari di Albania da
parte delle truppe montenegrlne ha d-
stato vivo maioontento a noma, e si
dice che II govomo itauano aooia gia pro-
twtatu contra quests oecupasione. Uguall
protests. M ", rurono raits prstso 11
goveraft srvo aiwttdo trupfte rb oe-
iprv 1 eHia sijmswu n j -p&smb
a di Tirana, is pjtw twa bmc oui
pure prefso i govsral delta nanlonl allsats,
1 00 le quail I'ltalU b aecordl precl!
Urta 1 Albania
(Ltggere in 4a pastes. ' uUunc plu
iscsaU aeUss sttliauewa, la Hs&b
MAYOR SHOWS SAVING
OF $5,000,000 DESPITE
Last Annual Message Al
lows Facts to Prove An
tagonism of Legislators
During Four Years of
A scathing Indictment of City Councils
was delivered today by Mayor Blanken
burg In his fourth and last annual mes
sage to that body. Making few direct
accusations, ho presented facts which
aro subject to verification in tho records
of tho city, nllowlng them to speak for
themselves, ns an arraignment of tho
Detailed reports showed that savings
approximating $5,000,000 were acomplUhed
under his administration, despite tactics1
which opposed his work.
The message was delivered this nfter-
noon, Threwerjjiotrns$3 0 (,e bitter
need and sarcasm thatrhav6rmarkoaprsKj
vious messages oftho clty'j executive to
Councils. Ho confined himself to cold,
indisputable facts In every argument ho
Tho final paragraphs of tho message
presented the fullest and most accurate
summary of tho administration's record.
They constitute Mayor Blankenburg's
own estimate of what has been done. In
part, they follow:
"A careful reading and analysis of this,
my fourth annual message, will show
that notwithstanding the many obstruc
tions placed In the path of the admin
istration, remarkable results have been
achieved and that Its avowed purpose to
serve the public, and the public only, has
borno most gratifying fruit.
"The direct savings for four years will
amount to much more than $5,000,000, as Is
shown In the reports of tho various de
partments, while the indirect savings, in
improved service, greater efficiency and
general results directly traceable to tho
adoption and pursuing of business meth
ods, with tho entire elimination of poli
ties, amount to a vastly greater sum.
"Those years have been marked not only
by notable economy in the conduct of tho
city's business, but also by a dogree of
efficiency which is recognized by our
citizens' generally. The city is lighted
more cheaply and much better than over
before; a pure water supply has con
tributed to the health of the community;
the streets, a few years ago In a most
deplorable condition, are well-paved; pub
lic buildings, bridges and sewers have
been constructed with economy, without
taint of graft, and tn a manner to bring
credit upon Philadelphia; the work of the
police and fire bureaus has been re
organized and rendered more effective;
tho death rato has been reduced, and in
a hundred other particulars the city has
taken great strides toward a business
like government. Our people recognize
the beneficent results of a city admin.
Istratlon conducted on honest business
principles for tho benefit not of office
holders, nor of politicians, but of the
multitude of men, women and children
for whom we In public office administer a
"Let us unitedly strive to advance the
standards of administration which hae
been established during these years and
make 'Our City,' of which we are justly
proud, a model In all respects for the
cities of the United States."
High praise for Dlreotor of Public
Safety George D. Porter is given by the
Continued on rase I'our, Column Two
BABY BORN IN JITNEY CAR,
SPEEDING TOWARD HOSPITAL
Black Infant Gains Distinction as Ho
Enters the World,
The first Jitney baby was born today.
Babies have been born In trolley ears,
in coaches and on steamships; there are
Jitney cocktails. Jitney rolls. Jitney
lunches apd Jitney sodas, but never be
fore was there a Jjtnay baby.
The newoiHiisr Is a bouueJng baby boy
and black. JS' this morning' tls
parents, Robert and SfeUle Smith, of 171
South Aider street, rea.ll.zsd that an ad
dition to the family would arrive before
Robert called a Jitney and the couple
we witiszsd to the Southeastern Dis
pensary for Women and Children, at Tie
South 10th street It had nt opened
Pull speed ahead for at. Agnes' Hospital
was ordered, but at Broad and MlftUn
streets, a square from the hospital, the
youngster arrived Doctor Sslapka, of
the HoPltl atjaff, iHOUOUecsd the batfy a
bqaMfey wseojAsj)- He said the mother
ami chlUl probably would tag seat boms
BUuetutnl luatlKr & Matter. luua4UU il
!tvrt. atSWNNS. SobIw t WfeMv. J...
Admits Control of
to Ambassador Page.
Captain Ignored Warning Shots
Before Submarine Struck
Final Blow, Survivors De
clare German Commander
CallcdHalt in English.
Stoam Crowded On ns U-38 Pursued
Proy, Fleeing in Zigzag Course.
Stricken Ship Not Unresisting
Merchantman Destroyer Biggest
and Swiftest Undersea.
WASHINGTON. July 1.
Tho British Admiralty has Informed
Ambassador Pago, In London, that the
steamship Armenian, sunk hy a German
submarine with tho loss of 21 American
lives, wns encaged In Admiralty business
and that sho carried no passengers.
This Information was cabled by Am
bassador Png-e to tho State Department
today. Tho Ambassador suggested that
tho Americans who wero lost with tho
Armenian appeared, therefore, to hnvo
been members of tho crew. Tho effect of
tills statement. If It bo confirmed by later
developments, will be to remove tho
claim of the American Government,
which otherwlso might -bo brought
ngalnst Germany, that American citizens
on an unnrmed merchantman had per
ished through tho attack of a German
submarine 011 their vessel.
The statement by tho British Admiralty
to Ambassador Pago Is In apparent con
tradiction to tho statement Issued by the
Loyland line ofilclalu In New York, to the
effect that tho Armenian was not under
charter to tho British Government, but
merely was an unarmed merchantman
carrying mules to Europe.
Tho British Government, by Its admis
sion that the Armenian was on admiralty
business, virtually places tho vessel In
tho legal status of n transport, and the
Americans in her crew aro placed in tho
legal status of belllgcicnts.
That Germany will havo excellent
grounds for maintaining It was Justified
In sinking tho steamship Armenlnn wan
tho concensus of unofficial opinion here
The State Department ordered a full
investigation. Ambassador Page, Lon
don, was Instructed to send a man to tho
Sgwu of. ..the , affair. Ambassador Gerard,
BenjnrwfSWirWled to get a complete re-.
port from tho commander of the German
submarlno which sank tho ship.' An in
quiry was nlso In progress at Newport
News, whonco tho Armenian sailed with
its cargo of mules.
Tho questions were to bo answered:
-.Who employed tho members of the
Armenian's crew the British Admiralty
or tho Leyland Line?
Who was in chnrgo of tho mules a
News accounts also agreed that. In
stead of submitting to a search, the ves
sel began sending out wireless calls for
aid and trying to escape when tho Ger
man submarine was sighted. Under such
circumstances, tho best posted authorities
agreed that international law Justified the
Germans In destroying her.
Somo International experts wero of tho
opinion that if tho Armenian was In the
London Admiralty's service America's
controversy was with the British Gov
ernment. They cited the treaty of Washington,
signed between the United States and
Great Britain In 1S71, as prohibiting war
ships of either nation, in time of war,
from loading war materials at tho other
nation's ports. Mules, they asserted, were
Ofllcinls said It would bo time to con
sider this If the Armonlan were proved to
be a warship.
AR3IENIAN TRIED TO FLEE
AFTER WARNING WAS GIVEN
AVONMOUTH, Eng., July 1.
A monster submarine, larger than any
ever seen in British waters, torpedoed
and sank the Leyland liner Armenian,
Continued on Pose Two, Column live
TWO WEEKS' LEASE
OF LIFE FOR BECKER
Governor Reprieves Him to July
26 to Allow Appeal to U. S,
ALBANY, N. V., July l.-Ex-Pollce
Lieutenant Charles Becker, sentenced to
die In the slectrlo chair for tho murder
of Herman Rosenthal, today was granted
a reprieve until the wiek of July St,
Governor Whitman granted tho respite to
enable tho condemned man to make a
final appeal to the United States Supreme
Tho Governor's action probably means
that Becker will not die until after the
autumn term of the Supreme Court if at
Hermit Veteran Wills $1500 to Charity
WAGBRSTOWN, Md.. July l.-Cah
amounting to IUQQ, saved out of a ?30-ar
month Civil War pnton apd hoarded by
Hwiry QrayWil lu hU log cabin in the
mountains nftsr hr, will b divided Ue
ntB tM Washington County Obphaaa
Home and the Washington Ceuitty IIb.
Pttal wndw the tsruis of GraybiU's will.
The veteran vd for many ysars as a
Uarrott and as IS years old wnsn h
The Kensingtonlan Says
2raj n Richmond or a ourlotity tine
(As ahamrook ran their picnic.
LOffC AMD EOHMP
Sew4tt An) more asd Dvob, His
QtAr a)uiifa1. wi-i.rUimcu t mat 11
SUIT AGAINST SPORTING GOODS COMPANY
Suit by attachment was begun in Common Fleas Court No. 5
today by P. Goldsmith's Sons, a Cincinnati firm, ngalnst Chief Bender
Sporting Goods Company to recover $400 alleged to be due for a bill
of goods furnished the Bender concern.
THIRTY LIVES LATEST ESTIMATE OF ARMENIAN LOSS
LONDON, July 1. Admiralty dispatches this afternoon re
poitcd 30 lives lost In the slnklnp of tho liner Armenian, 11 of which
wcic Americans. Survivors were landed at Cardiff, Bristol and
Liverpool. Tho American Embassy today arranged to Bond the
American survivors to their homes.
UNITED STATES LOAN SOCIETY SUES FORMER OFFICERS
Proceedings In equity wero brought today in Common Pleas Court by
tho United States Loan Society against 17 former officers and directors,
charging negligence and in somo Instances permitting fraudulent transactions,
in an effort to havo them held accountable for moro than $200,000 impairment
of cupUul In the last eight years. Tho bill was filed by John G, Johnson,
A. S. Weill and L. S. Oliver. Tho defendants are G. and L. Mayer, M. P.
Clayton, n. C. Lupton, Walter Scott, P. N. BarUsdalo, E. C. Shapley, J.
Bockel, W. Koclcnhauscn, J. Stewart, Jr., W. J. Haggorty, Fred Schoff, G.
Davis, H. N. Bayne, F. Pearson, d. D. Hopkins nnd tho cstato o'f Harry V.
Stall, represented by Samuel M. Clement, Jr., and Herbert J. Horati, Jr., administrators
CRUISER WASHINGTON REACHES CAPE IIAITIEN
WASHINGTON, July 1. Tho eiulser Washington nrrived at gape Haitien
today. Admiral Caperton, commanding, notified the Navy Department. It "was
expected ho would land murines at once. Caporton asked that the gunboat
Kagle, surveying In West Indian waters, bo sent to Port nu Prince as a fur
GENERAL MILES WOULD NOT KEEP MALCONTENTS IN ARMY
WASHINGTON, July 1. Lieutenant Goneral Nelson A. Miles, retired, for
merly chlof of staff of tho army, told Secretary of tho Navy Daniels during a
social call today that he considered it unwise for tho Government to rofusft
to accept tho resignation of a military officer. He sold that his long experience)
in tho army had taught him that a discontented officer was a. handicap to
tho service, qulto nsldo from tho fact that his retention would stop the pro
motion of younger men.
NEW PROBE INTO LUSITANIA SPEED
LONDON, July 1. Further investigation of tho charges that the LubI
tanla was running at reduced speed when torpedoed was begun hero today.
Joseph Martchal, a pnssenger, said tho Cunard Company, out of consid
eration for the reduced speed, cut tho second class faro from $70 to $50.
"It seems to mo it would havo been better to lay the pockets of the
passengers open to attack instead of their lives," commented Marlchal.
U. S. REVENUE HERE INCREASES $3,4 14,147.98 IN YEAR
Reports for the fiscal year by tho Collector of Internal Revenue show ait
increase of $3,444,147.98 over tile receipts of last year, Tho increase Is at
tributed to tho income tax payments and the) special taxeg upder tjie emer
ITALY'S KING AND PREMIER CHEERED AT FRONT
ItOMH, July 1. King Victor Emmanuel and Premier Salandra were wildly
cheered when they visited Gener.il Cadorna's headquarters near 'the firing
lino, official dispatches reported today.
Tho King and Prime Minister toured the entire front, completing 'their
Journey last night. They assured the army leaders that civil heads In Korae
wero giving them tho most loyal backing. , !
FRENCH AND GERMANS EXCHANGE INVALID PRISONERS
BERLIN, July 1. Arrangements for tho exchange on a large scale ot
invalid French nnd German war prisoners wero completed today. The Ger
mans will arrive nt the SwIbs frontier on July 11 and be taken to hospitals
tit Karlsruhu nnd Mannheim. The French will reach Lyons tho same day.
TURKS REPULSED ON BLACK SEA COAST
PETHOORAD, July 1. The following report on operations in the Cau
casus was Issued at the Wnr Office today:
"A fusillade occurred in the coastal region. Toward Oity the Turks at
tempted to intrench on the left bank of tho Torun, but were dispersed by
our fire. The enemy attacked our positions at Mount Heldng, but were com
pelled to retreat to their position. The attack was renewed In the evening
and again repulsed."
KILLED BY STOLEN JITNEY
Injuries received when ho was struck by a stolen auto which had ben
converted into a jitney resulted In the death of Henry Hoover, 54 years old,
nt his home, 12:4 Jackson street, today. An additional charge of manslaughter
was placed ngalnst 18-year-old Clarence Reynolds, 2523 South "Watts street,
the driver of the jitney, who confessed he had stolen the car nt Broad and
Walnut sheets. The accident occurred Tuesday at Broad and Jackson streets.
W. II, Ryan, 229 South 50th street, is tho owner of the car.
BANKS PAY CITY $146,018 INTEREST ON DEPOSITS
Interest paid to the City Treasury during the first six months of this
year by banks and trust companies holding city deposits aggregated 146,018.31.
Trust companies paid $73,409.59 of that amount and banks paid $73,638,72.
Of the total interest amount paid by the banks, $54,990.84 was on the city fund,
$17,341.32 on sinking fund dopostts and $306.50 on the fire insurance fund de
posits. The total amount on strictly city fund deposits paid by the banks
and trust companies was $123,400.43.
BATTLESHIP KEARSARGE TO HAMPTON ROADS
The battleship Kearsarge left thp Philadelphia, Navy Yard at s o'clock
this mprnlng bound for Hampton Roads. There she will take aimard the
naval militia of thej Pistriot of Columbia and North Carolina f r their
annual prsetlce eruis, Morty officers and 360 men are expected in board
the ship. They will be at sea two weeks.
SENATOR VARE TQ BUILD BROAD STREET RESIDENCE
Senator Edwin SL Vara will build a handsome home at 2009 .uul sou..
South IJroad street, and work will begin immediately. The Senutui bought
the ground from CHvid ,H. Simon, a produce dealer, the negotiations fceijtg
made today in the office of the tatter's brother, Burton C. Simon, a real eetate
agent at 15th street and Baeeyusk avenue. The lot for Vare's new home la
40 by 160 feet and Is In the 36 th Ward.
AUSTRIAN AIR SQUADRON BOMBARDS BELGRADE
VIENNA, July 1. Austrian aviators bombarded Belgrade on Wednesday
damaging the wharf, it wan officially announced today This is tH ita
r.otlvUy raperUd from the sou t hern theatre of war for some Uuio, The
statement said; "The wharf at Belgrade was bombarded on Wednesday b.v
rb air aquajlrea. The camp at Orasac was bombarded with excellent leeuUs."
MONTENEGRINS PUSH OFFENSIVE IN BOSNIA
ROME, July 1. Montenegrin troop have invaded the Austrian ii-oiiiv.
of Bosnia, occupying the mountain village of Voutchero The Mutc-ufcnas
are continuing their offensive, driving northward thiougti southeastern Pfl
nla, according to dispatches to the Montenegrin Legation here, :
GERMAJKY PUTS BAN ON COTTON MANUFACTURES
COMttfHAGEN. July 1. -Beginning Au-ut 1. toe uniiuw of atio
goods in ewpany wit! be prohibited, aewwonns m advteee caja
today. The Ooveranent Is reported to have placed the baa to ". J
HMuiy's uipi 01 iiitou for wr ntuntiiou iur&ue.