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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - May 28, 1915, Altoona, Pennsylvania REGULAR EDITION THE CIRCULATION YESTERDAY WAS AVERAGE DAILY PAID TION DURING APRIL ESTABLISHED JUNE 13 1874 ALTOONA PA FRIDAY EVENING MAY 28 1915 TWENTY-FOUR COLUMNS Impressive and Patriotic grams Rendered at High and Central Grammar Buildings to Honor Fallen Soldiers GRAND ARMY MEMBERS TAKE PART IN EXERCISES All Students In City Hear Urge Students to Remember Bloody Conflict The public school children ot city paid a fitting tribute to tlic honored dead of the Grand Army pusts patriotic impressive exercises carried uut lit the buildings day the hist session duy At the High school the for nearly two almost three hours were consumed in the at the Con- Grammar At the High school a surprise was in for the sixty veterans of tlie Civil war from K anil ly after the veterans were seated on the platform the girls of the art de- of the school marched to the stage and pinned red and white nations UH he coats of HIP old soldiers who were surprised as well as de- lighted The of Oic Star Spangled Banner opened the program After tlic reading of the scripture lesson the school filing Columbia the Gem of Ocean The Boys Glee club sang Cry of Freedom anil Tenting Tonight Harry sang Tim Deathless Army and 1 Johnny Comes Home the in the song Veterans Program Following the school program th I chairman of Uio G representation J 0 Hicks look charge of the cises Mr was the first speaker and told of interesting incidents of Civil he con- cluded Comrade incidents of the war telling of being shot in the left arm and lying in a hospital far eight mouths during which time lie hail a piece of bone re- moved from liis In concluding Jlr praised Altoona for High school ami praised the High school for their patriotism One of the features of the exercises was the nest of the program Hon J Flicks snug the verses of Marching Through Georgia and entire 0 A U representation joined in the chorus This number of the the entire audience which filled the auditorium by storm Com- raile H V next sang a soup The Chaplain when encored lie recited A German's Version of man's Hide Comrade lowed with a few remarks us did Com- rade Franks Soldiers Are Grateful Mr Hicks closed the veterans part of the exercises by thanking the school for their delightful program and urged the students to remember Memorial to think of the many thousands of unknown soldiers that lie in the eighty-one government cemeteries throughout the United Slates who fell during the bloody conflict between the North and South The school closed Hie exercises by singing America and acting on the gestion of Governor Brumbaugh the en- tire school stood with bowed while the veterans filed out of the After leaving the High school the 0 A E veterans marched to the Central Grammar school where they took part in the exercises Mr Hicks made several interesting remarks as did Continued on page TOO MUCH TAR IS UNFINISHED MOVIE May Too much tar was the fitle gested today for movie staged on the hillside at Grant boulevard and Finland street in which tin heroine was scorched singed and panic-stricken the nian heroes lost their heads and their parts too and the poor comedian would have been seen ing the bunch had the tor not forgot to turn the crank The film was especially arranged for to show the high efficiency of city firemen who will direct dents ip the new municipal school for firemen Captain Alvin Foster and Captain lames Kanu were to rescue Irene Templar movie actress from a burning rookery eity bought Too much tar was spread over the shack however Once Hie match was Irene was really and truly trapped While she screamed in real fear at a second story window Foster and essayed the rescue They were beaten by the quick spreading and Jack the funny guy captured the honors Kane is in a hospital badly burned Foster ditto Irene is having singed tresses trimmed and taking bromides and Daly is patched up with court plaster and soaked in liniments II FW IN U 0 111 E ITALIANS AND AUSTRIANS FACE FIRST GREA T BA IMMINENT Until Germany States Her sition Administration Cannot Act Unless American Lives Are Endangered 5 TEUTON LAWYERS WORK ON REPLY TO U S NOTE Children of King of Greece Pray His Life May Be Saved Cemeteries Crowded All Day With Persons Seeking to Beautify Burial Plots Before National Holiday No Further Developments In the Nebraskan Case Until a Complete Report Is Received from Ambassador Page CRUISER IS AGROUND North Carolina Hits Mud In Outer bor of Alexandria ny United Press WASHINGTON D C May tain 1 W Oman of tire American cruiser North Carolina reported to the navy de- Alexandria day that his ship was ashore in tlie The was dated night It Ship aground in outer Unable to move ship today Dredge working night Ship not damaged Des arrived STORY Minn May Miss Reda lohnson is the two weeks with pay renewed Dr Dutton appeared before health thut the clerk to him dictated to all other clerks and defied Or to fire her the civil service tions These were invest and it was found that rules tlie discharge of employe not include clause an employe to lie lie or aim just ed to run things So the is given an vacation with full pnv urn I Probably never before huve the teries in the city and immediate ity been so crowded with lot owners en- gaged in beautifying their family plots as today hundreds of people thronging tin various day au effort to get them shape for ial day In previous years work in the ies has been scattered over a longer period but this due first the culd to heavy rains but littlo chance to do any real on plots where their ones buried While yesterday was a pretty duy ami witnessed tin first real start of the work the ground very damp and most people failed to accomplish until today Today from time the fit 8 o'clock flocked there with sickles shears etc ing the entire day cutting grass pulling weeds fixing up flower beds and in eral placing their plots in attractive shape for the coming holiday on Monday Committees Circle Xy Itf dies of G A K under the of Mrs Mary Kerns the president today decorated the graves of deceased mem- bers of the The committees that did the work Mary Hunt Isabel Cole Annie Smith Miss Oak Martha Young Mrs Manning and St garet Harkness Lucy Palmer Stevens Hose Mary Lizzie Annie All the deceased sisters out of town were remembered by some lady who near the cemetery The ladies will hold open house all day on Memorial day at their rooms in the Lee building and will also serve lunch to 408 and all visiting comrades The deceased members in the different cemeteries Fair view Susan Hostler K Jennie yager Kate Elizabeth Brumbaugh Annie Milton H Collins Mary Taylor Harriet ClarKe Oak Ridge Jennie Martha Klinn Nancy Bell Hanah Moore Adie Foose Anne Buck Margaret kill Annie Harkness Rose Hill etta M J Rainmaker Margaret Langdon Mary Ulery Lightner St John's Mary Dowling and Annie Martin Margaret Carlisle Black Carles and Mary Irwin Barbara FRENCH TROUBLE Runs Aground on French Coast and Is Badly Passengers Safe By United Press May 28 The liner of the French General Company is Saint -10 west of horp She is reported to bo damaged HPV La ia our of the fleet of passenger curriers owned by the company including La recently was afire i mid-Atlantic Shn irt a steel four-masted steamer nf tona ia feet in aud feet at her beam Her port of registry is Havre Lloyd's gives Captain iiiiiii as her La was last mentioned n steamship reports when she from May 7 She was principally in trade between and and ports BY JOHN EDWIN NEVIN Staff Correspondent C May Though German submarines apparently were still active in the von blockade of officials here ted today that there was nothing the United States could do about it They said thu president protested in- deed on broad grounds of humanity against the torpedoing of merchantmen without warning but that until Germany states hor position the administration cannot act unless an American ship is attacked or American lives are emt Inasmuch as it was expected Germany would be very insistent on the tion that the United Status has no diction over ships under foreign Hags if there arc no Americans on them officials would not discuss the point Lawyers Work on Reply that Germany had five of ltd ablest international lawyers working on its reply und that their first action would be to on tlic facts in each case complained the president were with interest but no declaration of at- was obtainable either from tlie White House or state department Persons close to the president said however that he would insists that lives must everywhere If many agrees to this it was said she will be permitted any other issue but there temporizing over the question of Americans safety whether under the stars and stripes or the flag of a belligerent Secretary Bryan said there would be no further developments in tlic an case until u complete report is re- from Ambassador and his assistants in London H it proves that a struck thu ship it was ted tlic situation would be very serious but if tlie point cannot be determined and denies responsibility it waa said the matter would bo dropped ay the United States will not take it for granted without evidence as does thu admiralty that the explosion Probe Nebraskan Affair direct orders from Washington thu naval at- of the American embassy at don today began a rigid inquiry info the reported torpedoing of the American steamer liy a German sub- marine Captain J and officers of tlic were at a secret sion while preparations were being made to put the steamer in dry-dock for a careful examination of her hull What statement her master made to the ican attache is not known but to men Captain Green frankly ad- mitted he could not swear positively that the Nebraska n was torpedoed or that she hit a mine lie The best 1 can suy is that thing struck us ut about day night while were were about 40 miles west of It is my belief however that we hit by a torpedo The chief engineer he thought he saw something resembling the wake of a torpedo on the starboard side just before the explosion Tic is not certain about it I was in when the shock came the third officer being on tlic bridge First there WAS a violent shock and then after a brief inter- val a terrific explosion swain who was asleep in one of the forecastle cabins was injured about aud logs nud two quarter- masters were slightly injured A great hole at least twenty feet square was torn in thu starboard bow below the water Hue The fore- castle was wrecked and several steel girders flung overboard Whatever struck us certainly caused a terrific explosion The ship began to fill so rapidly that I thought she was going tn sink at once She hail settled about twelve feet the f dered the to the boats after sending out wireless culU for ance We cruised about for an hour but saw n submarine WEATHER FORECAST WASHINGTON C May Western and Saturday probably showers cloudy night warmer north portion Saturday probably local showers POSTPONE AUXO CLASSIC By United Press Intl May Speedway race today until Monday This announcement was made today by the Speedway agement which gave as the reason that Hie grounds are in had condition and the weather threatening It a fad that roads here ure in had ion and usual lias not arrived The rack is in lino con- dition OF Forces of Invasion In the and Along Isonzo River Pressing Forward to Within Few Miles of Where Army of Franz Josef Is Entrenched Clash Is Close Prince Irene and Crown Prince heir thr condition shows slight official bulletin said King Con- PRINCESS IRENE DESTROYED GERMAN SPY IS NOW BLAMED May rumors that a German spy the explosion that sent Irene ing skyward with a more than 300 lives caused the admiralty today to order tin immediately investigation Admiralty who were on early today ridiculed these rumors They pointed out the same reports went out to the world when the battleship tu pieces at the docks six months ago with a loss of 800 lives The investigation resulted in the finding Unit the Bulwark was shattered by an internal explosion nature of which was never made public The Irene a new liner built for the Canadian railway immediately by the government had been in as a mine layer and was at the dock yards for repairs how the explosion occurred may never be known Not a man of the 300 or -100 have the Princess Irene escaped the only survivors of the crow being men who were ashore The liner disappeared in one vast roar of flame and smoke according to lack Hodges who was returning to the in a small boat When the smoke drifted away nothing in sight but a piece of the vessel's stack There was a few seconds of dead said Hodges Then things be- gan spattering down into the water bits of men's legs and arms and bodies splinters of and steel The debris came down so thick I dodged back in the cabin Splinters of wreckage spread over a wide area in falling some of them ing nine miles from A girl 4 old was hurled tti the ground and killed while crossing the railway bridge over Port station Crews of several vessels lying near the Princess Irene suffered severely from the concussion Another child Hilda Rouse aged was killed at Port Victoria She was playing on tlic bench and was struck in the by a Hying piece of iron from the wrecked Uy United Press Ariz May sentenced to be bunged today the first executions since Arizona became a state had a remote for life The board of pardons met again this ing to consider Secretary of State an's appeal in behalf of Villa either for commutation or postponement The state senate yesterday reproved Bryan for interference and the expressed wish for capital punishment in he election further ill for the doomed men One of the hardest will be ex- by the witnesses who must witness such nf the executions Warden Simms whose duty it will bn to spring the trap times is reported to be near a collapse The men to be X It convicted of killing a deputy sheriff Peres who killed an- other who kill- ed his former wife and her paramour wife and Villados convicted of kill- ing a peace All live been reprieved by Html who no power to sentence or pardon ALLIED IS sim NINE SEA CASUALTIES LAST 24 HOURS French liner La Champagne with passengers ashore off French coast slimmer torpedoed oh Cornwall coast steamer Kly mined and sunk in Aland sea British battleship Majestic sunk at Dardanelles steamer Princess Irene Mown to in tlic and 400 killed Two Turkish munition Mink by British submarine in sea uf liner Argyllshire attacked by submarine and damaged American steamer Nebraskan ar- rived at Liverpool crippled by pedo or mine explosion By United Press LONDON May Undismayed by the loss of the British Tri- umph and Majestic the allied fleet baa begun a fresh bombardment of the ish forts from inside the Dardanelles ami from the Gulf f Dispatches from today lie renewal of the warship attack was the signal ifor attacks by the allied f laud forces had no further I details of the disaster to Majestic the fifth lit the Dardanelles except that she nil Hull a of her and crew of 737 were saved It was that a man submarine stink the Majestic The Daily News today took a mUtic view of the stating that the latest news doesn't of n speedy decision German General Wounded SALONIKA May Sanders German commander of the forces at the Dardanelles has i been din the on received here lay said that the German Admiral von I has succeeded tf Uy Press LONDON May sub marine warfare has found three new victims in he past twenty hours The battleship Majestic has licen sunk at tlie Dardanelles with lanje loss of life thy Hull steamer Cadeby has been sent to the bottom otV the Cornwall coast and the gow liner Argyllshire has been by a and JH cracking out the wireless 0 iS Tlie Dunish Kly has been sunk in the Aland sou by a mine of undetermined nationality The admiralty besieged tins afternoon with for concerning the fate of the Wireless stations at several points along the Irish sou coast caught the biji cry for assistance and sent vessels to lier aid Her simply re- ported that she had been attacked W submarines but carried no details as to the of Crew Saved j May i steamer bound funn j to with a of wood was torpedoed and sunk oil the I coast nf Cornwall hy a Germ tut sub- I marine The crew of Is four and a stowaway were landed a New Lynn near here by a fisl boat today 1 Argyllshire Asks Help LIVERPOOL Mny The steamer ami by a oday j Her S jed here nml vessels have put out to her SEAPORT TOWN OF GRADO IS QUICKLY OCCUPIED i i Fierce Fighting Has Occurred In Defiles of the Carnic Alps Italian Aviators Drop Bombs on Helena 1 Puts Palaces at Disposal of i the Red Cross By United Press ROME May first great tie of the war is not many houis sway Italian forces of in- vasion in the Trentino and along the Isonzo river are pressing to within a few miles of where large trian armies lie entrenched In both the clash of arms is imminent Tin war of lite this fact Unlay in ui statement General the Italian army that and ia in and Trieste Austrian are known awaiting hattle The Austrian j port town of lying hut eighteen j from has been occupied I liy I In a artillery is Jt signals the of first engagement between uf Italian ami Austrian tumps iii the Tyrolean Alps The cini tin to press forward in the river valley ami in region of Uke Fierce Fighting tn the Along the Carnic Alps fierce lighting has occurred ui mountain defiles small uf opposing forces number of Austrian prisoners is re- ported to be growing hourly tlie trians to back upon their entrenchments n via tors ve been active all lie front They executed during recommit ering mo vein cuts in air currents high above the Alps Several airman have dropped bombs near itself The occupation ut the Austrian town of on the Adriatic without serious resistance A tunall uf from the forces that occupied was over the railroad leading to lagoon that nearly surrounds the seaport in the rear Arriving at railway station they made their way overland to the town itself a picturesque village oc largely by Tin mayor of fed a parade of Italian residents who cheered the ar- rival of the Italian troops A small Austrian garrison laid down their arms Outposts In Constant Clash Another force that marched eastward from and crossed a branch of tin was reported today to be near Konchi miles northeast of ami about twenty-four from Trieste To the north tha Italians who occupied the Austrian custom post of Cur in are in constant clash with tile of the tria ns lor Italian aviators Hew over and dropped several bombs on the way between and Trieste General reported considerable damage WHS done by bombardment and that between ami Austrian forces near may have been interrupted Helena today put the royal palaces at the Milan and Mantua at the disposal of the Italian Red Benedict it was an- has the Villa A number nf are reported to have enlisted in the BRIDE Mrs Homer Hicks Undergoes Serious Operation Six Days After Marriage A i days Mrs May Himly Homer Hicks a iit station was taken ill as removed to tlic clay anil was Mr ami married ill on of last week luit hud their lien Mrs was taken 311 so ilial uas to hospital iMi ati was Mrs Hitks stood the ation which was of a serious nature very well and her condition this after- is so much improved that her com- plete recovery is WEATHER May n p temp 70 -7 p temp May -S 11 n temp Ml any May 12 temp 74
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