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Drive Across Persian
and March Toward
OUTWITTED THE TURKS
AND ALSO THE GERMANS
Threaten to Cut Off Troops
Checking British at
Pct-regrnd, May 15. Developing a
swift offensive, the. Knssians smashed
across the Persian frontier southrwest
of Lake I'ruminli, within 80 miles of
the main Turkish lines of communien
tiou south of Kn grind, dispatches tie
clared today. The Slavs reached the
region of Howondii!:, Several miles in
side Turkey. They are marching n-ost-ward
toward Nineveh and Mosul. Un
less the Moslems check them, the Rus
sians will within a fortnight threaten
to cut off the sultan's troops checking
the British nenr,Kut-e!-Amara.
Thoro have been no developments in
the Eussinn offensive in the Caucasus
so surprising as the apeparance of an
other S'nv army near the Turks com
munications. Fur weeks the official
Communiques) have been silent with re
gard to the progress of operations
around f'rumiali. Now the secrecy is
lifted and discloses the Russians well
across the frontier, their progress ap
parently meeting with but little resist
ance. It. is believed that Grand Duke Nich
olas has outwitted the Turks and their
German tutors. Following their victor
ies at L'rzoruni and Trebizond, the Rus
sians descended upon Erzingan as if
they intended to cut off Bagdad. Con
stntinoplo rushed reinforcements to the
L'i'zingnn-Bil lis front.
Meanwhile, the Russian left entered
Mespotnmia, nnd suddenly npepareri
ii"0 miles southeast of where the Turks
had concentrated their strongest 'forces.
Berlin, May 15. "The British were
unsuccessful in attempts to reconquer
positions which the Germans had taken
near Hulloch," said the war ofrice to
day. "The attacks were either broken
down by artillery or repulsed in hand to
"French attacks on the west slope
north of Dead Man's hill, near the ('all
elic 'forest, were easily repulsed," said
"Artitllery and patrols were active
ar many .places on the western front."
' Danger of Massacre.
Washington, May 15. It was learned
today that private messages to tne state
department said there was danger of a
massacre of Christians in Syria which is
expected to surpass any past Armenian
Trench Capture Trenches.
Paris, May 15. French troops linve
tn ptureri a first line German trench
near Vermandevilliers, it was officially
announced today. Heavy bombardment
of Avocoiirt wood has been practically
the only activity n round Verdun during
th.' past 21 hours. "
.Zeppelin is Wrecked.
'opcn':ingeu, May 15 A Zeppelin air
ship, badly damaged, passed the Island
of Fedje Friday, and was settling slow
lv towards the water when she disap
peared in a fog bank, according to t lie
skipper of a Danish vessel which ar
rived here today.
The Zeppelin was evidently hit by
the guns of a flotilla of destroyers
which was pursuing her.
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' .'lien yon read what it costs some
i lidates t' git a nomination you
't help v.onderin' v.lmt it's guin ' t'
'em I ' "it ele.'teri. O.ie yyunri hing
it ' prl ' high sl-.'i-s is thut they
.1 't have f sti.op t' tie -'in.
Wreckage Comes Ashore
Another Sea Mystery
iTonuinm, Wash., Mar 13. The mys
tery of wreckage thrown up on the
beach near here remained unsolved to
day. Sevoral pieces of crated furni
ture, a trunk of clothing, and pieces of
the rail of a ship have been found thus
People alone the beach said today
that great clouds of smoke were seen on
the horizon early last week. Some with
glasses said they made out the masts of
a sailing ship, from which the smoke
apparently was coming.
Ao ship has been reported wrecked
and seamen aro searching shipping
records in hopes of guessing the identi
ty of the supposed wreck. There was
nothing on tho wreckage cast up on
the beach by which the ship could be
Sacramento Granges That
Have Been Dealing With
Sacramento, Cal., May 15. Success
for their direct marketing experiment
was claimed today by the grangers of
Sacramento county who have been oper
ating their enterprise under the Duvid
Lubiu plan of selling farm products di
rect from the country producer to the
city consumer, They expressed hope
that congress would take some actiou
recognizing the plan.
The Sacramento county grangers,
headed by Joseph Holmes, master of the
California state grange, assumed the
burden of the experiment.
After tho first eight days of opera
tion Holmes said: "There is no ques
tion in my mind about the feasibility
of tho plan. It presents unbounded pos
sibilities nnd would be a great suc
cess. ' '
During the experiment the parcel post
is not being used. Instead the grange
sends an automobile around to gather
up and distribute the products. To meet
fliis expense and other expense of oper
ation tags are sold to farmers at a rate
that would equal the parcel post charges
as set forth ia Lubiu 's bill, these fates
by the way, to be special for farmers.
Here's how it works:
The farmer mails or sends in tags
on which ho designates the products he
has for sale and the price at which he
holds them. The city housewife mails,
phones or brings in her order to the cen
tral office, payintr with coupons. The
orders arc distributed among the farm
ers and next day t lie automobile deliv
ers the products. The farmer receives
cash t the amount .of the coupons.
The grangers assert that their plan
saves housewives froai two to 10 cents
a pound on all products.
On the second dav of the experiment
four farmers had signed up. On the
eighth day 20 were on the grangers'
Democrats Will Write
In Names of Candidates
The Marion County Democrats held a
meeting at the court house Saturday
afternoon to decide on the names of j George Patton today killed three Mex-1
the nominees to be written in on the ienns when they attacked the Rubio
ballots for the coming primary elec-1 ranch. There was no American casual
ties Word conies from eastern Ore--tics.
gon that the name of George V. Blake-j Jiilio,.Cardonns, a Villista captain,
ly, of Tho Dalles, will be written in by tvaa included among the killed. Pat
t'he democrats of that part of the stat'eiton'a detachment in an automobile ap
for the office of secretary of state. j proached the ranch to buy com. The
The following ticket was prepared Mexicans fired ns the machine rounded
and approved by the Marion countv , 3 corner.
democrats: Leaping to the ground, the Americans
Mark Weathorford for representative 1 ftPPIU,d I)- (Jl'a,t',n the first Mex
in congress, First Congressional riis- j u"n" to ful'- The others ran to a corral
trict; Grant Corbv for district attorney, I "nd attempted to saddle their horses.
W. Henrv Downing for wnnitv sheriff; I They were killed before they could
T f C.rniaiu,!, fnr nnntv a unr I mount.
.1. Shoemaker, Jefferson, for county i
commissioner. tor state representa
tives: Mis. Hattie Cameron, Salem;
Mrs. W. A. Chapman, Woodburn; Mar
ion Palmer, Silverton; Frank Ward,
Salem; William Fleming, Salem.
The meeting was well attended
P. L. Frnzier, president of th
mittee, presided. Another meeting will
be held Monday at 5 o'clock.
HIS AUTO KILLED HIM
Aioaay, ure., May u. v mreuee
Koon, a farmer is dead today as the re- j extiuguillll tllp UumPS
suit of his first attempt to drive an i 6
automobile. His neck was broken, his Americans Released,
wife, son nnd daughter-in-law were se- ... , . . ,r , ,
verelv injured when nis car punged . Washington May 15-Three Amer
throngh the railing of a bridge and "'an,9 lu liaJ, J"Pune,l at Ac-
dropped to the ground 24 f et below. e0 i,ave. h released, according
Two small children escaped uninjured
The accident occurred two miles from
Peoria, Ore., at 1U o'clock Sunday morn
ing. QTJICK MOTOR TRIP
New York, May 15. Beating
the previous coast' to coast rec
ord by nearly four days, E. G.
Baker, who left Los Angeles at
noon last, Monday, arrived iu
New Yortc on a motorcycle to
day. He had made the trip in
seven days. 11 h.'Urs aad 52 mil"
GENERAL SCOTT :
SAYS OUTLOOK IS
Fifteen Hundred Carranzistas
at Big Bend to Aid
OPERATIONS CARRIED ON
BY VERBAL AGREEMENT
Prisoners at Acapulco Re
By Carl D. Groat.
(I'uited Press staff correspondent.)
Washington, May 13. General Hugh
Scott today presented to Secretary of
Vt ar .Baker and Secretary of Stato l.aus
ing information which will be helpful in
guiding their future course with regard
to Mexico. Scott told them that while
General Alvaro Obregon refused Mex
ican co-operation in black and white, he
offered assistance which will be helpful
if there are no outbreaks among the do.
tached Carranza garrisons.
Scott's report tended to confirm the
recent teeling of optimism with regard
to Mexico, although he included in it
the opinions of many El Paso citizens
who believe that a general Mexican
house cleaning by Americans will ulti
mately be necessary.
"General Scott is in a most optimis
tic frame of mind," said Baker, after
a brief conference, "lie seems to tlnr.Ji
that a favorable situation has been cre
ated." Because of weariness at his long jour
ney, Scott postponed his meeting with
The war department had no confirma
tion of reported new raids. Army men
doubted that Cnrranizstas threatened
the American communications.
Fifteen hundred Carranzistas have ar
rived near Big Bend in accordance wita
an express agreement in assisting
rounding up the Villistas who raided
Villareal Denies Story.
Washington, May 15. Antonio Villa
real, in a letter to tho United Press, to
day denied the charge of Ambassador
Designate Arreriondo that ho had in
stigated the Mexican raid on (ilem
Springs, Texas. '
"I have condemned and condemn no
with all my energy, the acts of the raid
ers since they do nothing but add to
Mexico's misfortunes." wrote Villareal.
Ho said the campaign of abuse
against him was directed because the
Aguus Cnlients convention in October,
1014, tried to elect him provisional
president. He charged: "Carranza is
trying to suppress me at any cost."
Three Mexicans Killed.
Advanced American Base near I.a
Guna ile Itascate, Mexico, Sunday, by
wirelass to Cohnibus. N. M.. May 15.
i American troops under Lieutenant
"IM"" iuii. i, n.in nit- iieutl(IIUi ITS 01
the Santa Ysnbel murderers.
Think Mexicans Set Tires.
San Antonio, Texas, Mny 15. Two
fires which started in widely separated
points in Fort Bliss Saturday night did
! considerable damage and were probably
"'cenriiary. according to General Fred
Fiinston's announcement today. He ap
pen red to be disturbed.
The blazes started more than an
hour apart aad dc-st roved three stable',
I a storehouse, several Imaillune guns.
, . . , - , nrana f.;:i: i
Thev included Frank Horn anil George
I.nvoillette, both of Oakland, Cal.
Senator Phelan, of California, took up
their cases with the state department,
flis demand for their release was
promptly granted, apparently because
jithe charge against them, that of burn-
, ing the American schooner Mariscal,
was only a pretext,
jjj I The state department requested the
' navy to send a vessel to Acapulco for
ithe purpose of protecting American in
Raise is 1,000 Per Cent.
Kl Taso, Texas. May 13. A Carranza
decree increasing the export duty on
minerals from l')0 to 1.000 per cent was
'telegraphed to Juarez today. Tho top
Occupies His Pulpit
Oroville, Cab. Mav 15. While Rev.
Madison Slaughter's wife took his place
in the pulpit of the Baptist church in
Chico on Sunday, the pastor, just con
victed of attacking Gertrude Lamson,
ago 15, preached aad prayed with a
handful of his friends in jail here, lie
also conducted a service fdV the other
prisoners and prayed for those whom
lie termed his enemies especially mem
bors of tho prosecution.
It is ft foregone conclusion that a
new trial demand will be made when
Slaughter goes before Judge Gregory
for sentence tomorrow. At tie same
time, defense attorneys will ask that
the pastor be admitted to bail, pending
tho hearing for his appeal, Both mo
tions will be strongly resisted by the
state. The district attorney probably
cannot prevent Slaughter from appeal
ing his case, but ho will make every
effort to keep the minister behind the
Lieutenant Navarre Drops His
Defi Inside the German
Paris, May 13.-Lieuton nit Navarre
Fro ace s "I rear old has dropped a
second manifesto behind the German
lines, challenging l.icuntnant Iminel
man. the famous "hawk" of Germany
to an air duel for the championship of
The German flyer, ' credited with
bringing down fifteen enemy aero
planes, ignored the first challenge
dropped from the sky a month ngo.
Navarre, who has 14 air victories to
his credit, informed lmmelmnn in his
second message that he intends to make
his aeroplane the fifteenth shot down.
Allied aviators all along the western
front are wilting with tense interest
the outcome of the challenge.
n smnotli faced French
youth, has iougbf more than fifty air
duels. Through ' each encounter he
wore wrapped around his neck a silk
stocking given him by a French beauty
"for good luck."
Navarre's methods of fighting are
entirely different from those of Lieu
tenant launelman, who swoops down
upon his prey from a great height,
shooting ns lie passes but failing to
return to the nttack if the enemy aer
oplane is not brought down. The
French flier dashes straight for his
enemy, circles him, worries him with a
disconcerting fire and dives and dips
to avoid bullets. Navarre pursues if
tho enemy flees, gyrating like a bee
over and above the enemy with his
machine gun popping. A ye.ir ngo, Na
varre battled victoriously against five
enemy aeroplanes, bringing down two
and escaping unharmed. On another
occasion ho was reprimanded for es
corting a German flier whom he shot
down behind the French lfnes to a
nearby wine shop, where he treated
him to drinks.
J TODAY'S BEL SCORES
3c jc 9C i(C SS 3C C 5C sjt
R. H. K.
Cleveland 0 H 2
New York 4 11 1
Morton and O'Xeil; Markle and Nun
amaker. Caldwell replaced j..:irkle.
Love replaced Caldwell. Bagby replaced
Plank and Hartley; Bish and Meyers.
Schang replaced Meyers.
Detroit .; 5 12 2
Washington 0 H 1
Covaleski and Stanage; Buckling and
Henry. Ayeis replaced Boehling. I)u
buc replaced Covaleski. Johnson re
placed Ayers. 11 innings.
Rudolph and Gowdy; Cooper, Har
mon and Wilsnn. Mammnux replaced
Harmon. Ragan replaced Rudolph.
New York 3 8 1
Chicago 2 G '
Pcrritt and DooHi; Vaughn nnd Arch
TEN KILLED BY EXPL08ION
Wilmington, Del., May 15. Ten men
were killed today in an explosion at the
Repauno chemical plant, at Gibbstown
and four men were terribly hurt. The
blast rockeri the neighborhood for miles,
shaking the suburbs of Philadelphia.
per duly was increased 1.000 per cent,
American owners say that under these
I conditions it will be impossible to con
- tinue operation o their Mexican niii.ts.
EOR TREASON IS
Prosecution Asserts He Alone
Planned the Irish
PLOTTED TO LAND FORCES
ON COAST OF IRELAND
German Auxiliary Sunk, Load
ed With Guns and
By Wilbur S. Forrest
(Puited Press Staff Correspondent)
Iondon, May 15. Clad in a seedy,
dark suit with frayed sleeves. Sir
Hoger Casement, former British con
sular agent, is on trial today in the
How Street polico court on a charge of
high treason which is punishable oy
hanging. Ife entered the room smiling
md nodded to acquaintances among the
spectators. Casement's stubby, gray
beard rendered his best smile ghastly,
lie wore British army shoes.
This is the first treason case in the
Bow street court since that of Arthur
Lvneh. rebel leader after the Boer
war. The tiny courtroom was packed.
Casement was so wedged in, among at
Inches And lookers-on that he could
scarcely move. The United Press seat
for instance, was within three feet of
Daniel Bailey, a soldier arrested in
Ireland April 21, also on a chnrge of
treason, accompanied Casement to the
Sir Roger was calm when Attorney
Genernl Sir P. K. Smith begin reading
the formal charge in which he re-
viewed the knight's life history. His
eyes roved, -occasionally resting on the
presiding magistrate then on the spec
Claims he Planned it
Prosecutor Smith declared that Case
ment not only planned the lris.i rebel
lion, but also plotted to land severil
expeditions in Ireland, nnd .on the
Untish coast. Ho said that exchanged
English prisonors would testify to the
truth ot this assertion.
As Smith proceeded, Casement grew
fidgety. When the prosecutor said
that Casement, had been knighted for
his services in behalf of the British
government, Casement hung his head
Smith outlined Casement's capture
He reverted to the knight's activities
in Gcruuny and his endeavors to wean
imprisoned Irish soldiers away from
the cause of the allies.
Casement smiled at that and wrote
on a pad on which he was taking notes:
"They did bo at their own request.
The German auxiliary sunk off Ire
land when Casement landed carried 20,
1)00 rifles, 1,000,000 rounds of Ammu
nition, ten machine guns and many
bombs for the rebels, Smith declared
Smith asserted tnat the vast major
ity of the Irish captives treated Case
ment's overtures with contempt, where
upon they were punished and their ra
"A few, unfortunately," he said,
"were seduced, including ftaniol Bai
ley." Bribed Irish Soldiers to Desert
Smith rend Bailey :s statement cor
roborating the charge of Casement hav
ing seduced imprisoned Irish soldiers in
Germany, and showing that the sub
marine in which Casement, Bailey ami
others went to Ireland was the U P.).
Police lnsieetor Parker, the first
witness, testified that Casement had
not attempted to spare himself when
arrested but had insisted that Bailey
John Robinson, an Irish prisoner ex
changed from a German camp, testified
that Casement offered 1100 Irishmen
in his camp $"i0 eae'n to desert.
Casement came to court from the
Tower of London in a tnxicah. He was
heavily Slurried. A 'crowd surijcri
around the tribunal demanding admit
tance. Two women were in lino at 1
n. m. By six a. m. the mob was al
most unmanageable. The police gave
hot coffee to women standing in line.
Robinson tcstifieri that fifty Irish
men accepted Casement's overtures
and enlisted in the Germ.in army.
John Cronin, an exchanged prisoner,
swore that Germany promised to trans
port these deserters to America in the
event of a German defeat.
It was observed that Casement's
shoes were without laces. This is
precautionary measure to prevent him
from committing suicide.
Bailey's Confession Read.
By Wilbur S. rcrrest.
(United Press stnff correspondent.)
London, Mny 15. Sir Roger Case
ment's preliminary hearing on a charge
of treason u connection with the Irish
rebellion was conducted todav in the
i Bow Street police court, the crown re-
serving much evidence 'fur presentation
at the formal trial later.
Enough evidence was submitted today
to show that Casement planned to land
several expeditions in Ireland. It was
charged that the German auxiliary ves
sel ile.ttroyed while trying to reach the
irish coast carried rifles, cartridges,
Thinks War Will End
Soon and Suddenly
New York, May 15. Germany is
beaten and the end of the war is near,
according to Samuel Hill, son-in-law
of James J. Hill, the railroad mignate,
today upon his return from a record
seven day trip from Liverpool to Lon
don and Havre, to the headquarters
of King Albert of Belgium and the
"Germany canaot struggle against
the overwhelming financial strain nnd
economical conditions," sid Hill.
"There will not be another winter
campniga and peace will como as sud
denly as the war broke out. Tho
French arc eating only sufficient food
to sustain their health. King Albert
is confident that Belgium will soon be
Part of Cabin Cutaway
Make Room for Cargo of
Saa Francisco, May 15. Testifying
in the government's probe of the Pa
cific liner Roanoke disaster today,
(Quartermaster Elbe, ono of the three
survivors, declared that he believed the
steamer was overloaded and said the
crew entertained fears for its safety.
Part of tho cabin, ho sworo, had been
cut away to make room for the cargo
of dynamite, wheat nnd oil.
Ellery Stone, a wireless inspector for
the government, followed Lib in the
witness chair. Ho said ho had in
specteri the wireless outfit of the Roa
noke shortly beforo it sailed and found
it in good working order. The wire
less inspector expressed the belief that
tho ship turned turtle aad sank befoft'
the operator could flash his S. O. S.
Two Mexican firemen, tho other sur
vivors, will testify later.
Manual Lopez, f reman, in his testi
mony threwHonie light on why the
radio was not used to signal for help.
lie said the third assistant engineer
took the regular dynamo apart to ex
amine the brasses nnd that while the
aparatus lav in pieces it was discov
ered that the relief or emergency dy
nanio was out of order,
Deputy Collector of the Port of San
Luis Don Jackson notied 1 ouecior oi
th; nort J. O. Davis hero today that
the grand .jury of San Luis Obispo
writ i Id have uone on record with a rie
claration that the ship was overloaded j
had it not been for the fact that tho
government planned an investigation
Destroyers rind Wreckage.
Los Angeles, Cal., May 15. With
many small pieces of wreckage aboard,
three United States destroyers tire ia
port today after having thoroughly
combed tlie scene of the Roanoke dis
aster. Several barrels, a door and one or two
pieces of grating, besides numerous
n'eces of linen, pillows, etc., were pick
ed up. A mute evidence of one tragic
end was a plank with a bed sheet
hastily knotted about it. Officers of
the destroyers reported seeing no traces
Market More Active
and Prices Advance
New York, Mav 15. The New York
Evening Sun's financial review today
To what, extent, if any, today's up
ward turn in prices reflected Satur
day's ureiiarcriuesH i.iirarie it would be
difficult to sav. but speculation circles
were disposed to attribute tho in
fluence to the rirocessinn.
Certain influential traders have lung
maintained that the country' weakness
served as a restraining influence among
investors. There was no pronounced
rrremcnt of miblic narticipntion and
dealings were apparently professional
The speculative- sentiment was more
hoiwricsslv inclined than tor wccks.
Activity' centered largely in motor
stocks ami specialties. Railways par
ticularly Heading, Central Pacific, N
fn'fl nnd Western were strong.
Steel opened fractionally higher, be-
mficliine runs and bombs for the rebels
Prosecutor Smith exhibited a flag of
the "Irish republic" which he said
nt hrnmrht nnhoro with him ami
lnirii'il ill the sand near Tralee.
During most of the session Casement
souirmcri nervously. The arrest of Dan
iel Bailey, a solriier, also on treason
charges ia connection with Casement's,
operations, was kept secret until today.
His confession was read in court.
It said that after he had been se-,
ducod to leave the camp of Irish pris
oners and join tho Germans he was or
dered bv Berlin to nccompniiy Case
ment to Ireland in a German subnia
line. The eollapsa.ile boat in which he nnd
Casement left the submarine, overturn
ed in the surf and Bailey and Sir-Roger
reached shore with di'ficulty. They
went to a shop in Tralee, said the con
fession, where Casement was scheduled
to meet rebel lenders, who failed to np
pear. Bailey was arrested while enter
ing an automobile which was to drive
him to a meeting of rebels.
m BE STOPPED
England Opens Mail and Con
fiscates Money Sent
PAPER MONEY OR CHECKS
Acts Violate International
Law and Are Highway
By Carl W. Ackerman .
(United1 Press Staff Correspondent)
Berlin, April 15. (By mail). Eng
land is mnintniaing aa absolute mail
blockado of Germany. Fewer letters
and newspapers arriving in Berlin now
thnn any time since the war uegn.
British control of the cablo is even
moro sereve, so Germany is gradually
being tut off from America.
For months Americans in Berlin have
been roceiving letters marked: "Open
ed by censor Nnmber ". The mail
was taken from neutral steamers ana
examined in England. This ia produc
ing a erit.icAl situution for American
in Germany. !
Recently letters posted in America
between January fi and 13 arrivori here,
after having been examincJ by the cen
sor. British control of tho American cor
respondents' cables is growing strict
er. For instance, in March the United
Press Berlin burenu filed an interview
with the editor of tho Lokal Anzeiger
regarding Jnpvn. It never reache.l
Now York. Apparently the British
censor held it up.
The latest British order making pa
nor money and checks absolute contra
band is working a hardship on Ameri
cans. They formerly received their al
lowances and incomes by draft from
New York. These are now confiscated.
It i not fcisible to send money br
wireless beennso tho banks cannot mail
receipts or checks. Americans ara
aroused. The weekly report of th
Amorican chamber of commerco cit
ing a letter which for three months
d.'liivnri hv the British censor said that
fho Hague conference provided that
neutral mail found in a neutril vessel
Has Become Unbearable
By Robert J. Bender
(United- Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington. Mav 15. President Wil
son is preparing a vigorous messago t
Great Britain with regard to the sciz-
uro of United Slates mails. The suite
department, is collecting a mass of fig
ures showing how far the British hav
gono in their seizures. Secretary Lan
sing doclared that tho entiro subject
of confiscated mails was "under con
sideration." This was interpreted to
menn that ho plans a new protest.
Tho last step in tne ncgoiiimons
tho British memorandum indicating a
willingness on tue part of Jim ftla.jes-
ty's government to concede some points,
at issue. Apparently this did not R
far enoiiL'h. It was expected that th
administration would be insistent upon
entiro freedom for the passage of
It was learned authoritatively that
President Wilson, imp iticnt at the con
tinued holding up of mails, was "go-
in to the hat" about it. rrooumy
tne nolo will b compltri soon.
Tho Rovcrnment iias received many
nrntestn from business men of America
and business men abroad with regurd
to inconveniences resulting from mail
delays. Tho state department has al
ready protested once, but the reply w.ia
ing later taken ia hand, advancing
rapidly under active professional buy
ing. This was tho signal for denewed
energy in which most of the entire list
MAY TIE UP RAILR0AD3
Now York, May 15 A strike of 5,000
telegraphers and signal men of the New
York Central and West Shore ia impend
ing today. Tho mediation which Fed
eral Conciliator Hanger conducted is in
a deadlock, it is believed. Tho teleg
raphers aad signal men demand wagn
nigiit fair, light
fnist east por
tion ; Tuesday
fair, warmer oast