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OFFERS MEDIA TION TO THE W
Gcxd Offices Made to Apply Now or
Any Time in Future to All Gov
ernments Signatory to Hague
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5.
good offices to mediate in the war of European nations.
He sent the following message to the German Emperor, the
' Czar ot Russia,' the Emperor of Austria-Hungary, the President of
France and the King of England:
As official head of one of the Powers
signatory to the Hague convention, I feel
it to be my privilege and my duty, under
Article 3 of that convention to say to
you in a spirit of most earnest friendship
that I should welcome an opportunity to
act in the interest of European peace,
either now or at any other time that
might be thought more suitable, as an
occasion to serve you and all concerned
in a way that would afford me lasting
cause for gratitude and happiness.
The President's message to the foreign governments was transferred
to the State Department and from there to the Embassies of the for
eign nations involved, for transmission to their home government.
The first of the week the Administration was disinclined to offer
in ;ood offices, believing it would be more, successful to wait until
after some decisive crisis such as an enormous battle, before taking the
The enormity of the war crisis, however, determined President
Wilson that it was his duty to make this effort to clear the war
atmosphere of Europe.
The messages leave the way open, in case of present refusal, for
negotiations in the future.
The proffer of good offices was not sent to the governments of
. Servia and Montenegro because those countries are not parties to the
Hague Convention. "
From informal inquiries which American diplomats have been
making of their own initiative for several days, it appeared probable!
to officials here that England and France might accept the tender of good
offices. An acceptance by Great Britain, it is orcsumed. wn..H
similar action by her allies, Russia and France.
All eyes here are turned on Berlin, where, it is believed, the decision
on mediation really lies.
President Constantly at Bed
side of Wife and Daughters
Hurrying to Her.
. WASHINGTON, Aug. 5.-Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson, wife of the Prsbl
dent, Is critically III at the White
House, and to-day her condition be
came so alarming her two daught
ers, Mrs. Francis Howes Hay re and
Miss Margaret Wilson, who have
been absent from Washington, wero
summoned back to the Capital,
Mrs. Wilson, who was taken
last March, Is suffering from a
plication of nervous ailments,
President Wilson la much
ills. tressed over his wife's condition, ori'1
has been at her bedside constantly
for several days. All official Wash
ington Is gravely concerned over the
It was while sitting beside his wife,
Ms constant helpmate and adviser,
that the President wrote his message
sent to the European -lied heads
to-day appealing to them to st-
their conflict and discuss peace.
Only those In closest touch with the
President have known of tho severe
strain under which he has been dur
ing the last fortnight Not only the
press ot domestic legislation and ap
pointments, but the burden of direc
tion for the relief of Americans
abroad and the precautions for pres
ervation of stable financial conditions
at home have fallen upon him.
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publisher of the New York lu.iuld,
was nmnoc Uiomi called uion to ctvu up
their HUtomoblles and horses to tliu
President Wilson to-day offered
Fatherland and Austria-Hungary
Debarred From Com
munication With World.
Germany and Austria at 1.30 o'clock
this morning were cut off from com
munication with the rest of the world.
England ordered that the two war
ring nations be placed "Incommuni
cado," and Instantly orders went out
to every cable company and to every
telegraph company, that no message,
no matter what its nature, should be
transmitted to any address In either
the German or Austrian empires.
To make sure of this the German
trans-Atlantic cable was cut and the
only direct link to the Western Hem
isphere was severed. This cable ran
from Emden, Germany, to the Azores
Islands and then to New York. The
cutting was done bomewhere near
European shores. '
The Western Union Telegraph Com
pany Immediately sent out notice that
It would not accept messages ad
dressed to the two countries. Tho
French cable, running from New York
to lirest, France, was only too huoov
to do likewise. '
Military censors have taken pos
session of nil cable ottlces In Canuda.
The most used routes run from Now
York up to Nova tfcotla and New
foundland, before dipping under tho
Atlantic. Doth ends ot the lines In
Canada and Europe are now under
The Pacific Ocean cables have been
placed under the censor's ban, like
wise, to prevent any communication
getting Into Germany by this devious
round the world route. The German
fleet nnd the German colonies In tho
Far East aro absolutely cut off from
This cutting of the cable Inuves the
United States without any direct
mnns of communication with Ger
many, It Is pohslbln to route rnos
sages for CJormuny by way of other
nations, but this would entail lonx
d'.'lays, if not entire failure of delivery.
TO THIS COUNTRY
CUT BY BRITISH
EIGHT HUNDRED MILLIONS
France and Colonies 01950,000
dreat Ilrltaln and Colonies. . . .435,000,000
Sen la 4,000,000
RUSSIAN TROOPS ALONG RAILROAD TO GERMAN BORDER
iiV " LaaaBSjBaMliaaPIMB
LA LORRAINE SAILS
British Sailors Give Answering
Volley and All Sing the
The French liner I.a Lorraine sailed
for Havre nt nonn to-day with such
a farewell of tears and cherrs, wuv.
Ing of fines and tooting of whistles
ns this harbor has not known :lnce
civil war day. There were 7fto re
serve soldiers of tho French urmy mid
many officers among her 1,100 pas
senger?. From noon after daylight until tho
ship was out of sight dow. tit bay
the pier was In a fervid uproar of
French patriotism. Men and women,
with numbers Increasing to two
thousand wearing the trl-color In
their hats and cont lapels nnd wnist.i
stood at the gangplank nnd s.pk the
swelling chorus of the Marselllnlse for
three and a half hours, hrraklnir In
on the song only to utter frantic
cheers ns reservists went aboard sing
ly nnd In groups.
Along the rails and In the rigging
of the Minnehaha of the Atlnntlc
Transport line, Hritlsh sailors and
stokers swarmed nnd volleyed cheers
at tho Frenchmen. Every ferry nnd
tug passing the pier saluted with a
whistle blast. Passengers and crews
waved their hands and cheered.
BRITISH SAILORS CHEER FROM
The ship was delayed tw hours In
sailing. Oapt. Mnurras, who has been
Impatient of the doubts of tho owner
and agents of his ability to eludn pur
suing aerman cruisers, took tlmo to
visit Capt. HnildocK of tho Olympic,
which had Just arrived, and got tho
llrltlsh Hklppcr's best advice as to
friendly and hostile cruisers likely to
be encountered along tho easthound
lane, ('onsul d'Anglado took ndvan
tago of the delay to wait until the last
mlnuto for reservists reporting to the
consulate. At half past 11 tho Consul
appeared at tho pier at tho head of
seven hundred of them In column of
The din of cheers and singing which
had been deafcnlngly continuous, was
doubled when the column reached the
hysterical patriots at tho gangplank,
which luid beon enlarged by the nun
drcds, who had been put off the i,hlpj wjio had been sent to the Kritlsh Con
while taylng their farewells. .j-ftulnte, returned to tho pier In an
A moment later Assistant gnitt automobile with a sealed communlca-
Cauchiis ran Into tho pier, told Cn.t.
MnurniH that there wero no late
cables and thut he might go. As tho
inly 'slid back Into the stream all ton
voices of those on board and those
ashoro were meVged In the MnrseU-
lalse even the llrltlsh sailors on the
Minnehaha tried to sing It nnd the
liner's band tried In vain. The Lor
raine was lost In the mists before the
demonstration on tho pier ended by a
general embracing ot everybody,
friends and strangers alike.
GRIEF OF WOMEN FOLLOWS
The emotional strain of the cheer
ing nnd singing broke down nil self
control nnd tho hundreds of women
who went to the ship to say good-by
to their husbands, sons, brothers and
sweethearts gae wuy to grief. Even
those, who were aboard only on busi
ness and knew nono of the passengers
went about with wet eyes. Mayor
Mltchel, who went to the ship to see
his friends, Mr. anil Mrn. It. K.
Oagues ami Collector Dudley Field
Mnlone, whoso friend Father Paul
Hcuaud of the Church of Our Lady of
Lourdes, were nmong those In tho
decks and cabins beforo the nll
imhoro order sounded. The mother
of I.leut. Duqucsno swooned after
calling down the blcsslngu of Heaven
on her son nnd on Franco, ami was
carried down tho gangplank by two
OAe of the last persons to leave the
ship was Iouls Mouquln, who was
thero to wish good luck to thirty
seven of the cooks nnd waiters from
his restaurants. Many employees
from tho llclmont anil Clarldgo hotels
wero on board, ho said, and he did
not believe a French ohrf or waiter
would be left In New York In another
Tho Lorraine uttered a prolonged
defiant blast of her whlstln ns she
passed the Vaterland. There wns no
LU81TANIA 8AILS WITH WAR.
Despite hostile war vessels reported
off the coast, the seven million dollar
Cunard liner Lusltanla, with '200,000
In gold and 200 passengers, slipped out
of her pier at 1.20 A. M. to-day nnd
headed for Liverpool. As a prlzo ves
sel sho would bo second only to tho
Kronprlnzessln Cccllle, which raced
back to America when within a few
hundred miles of England to avoid
A cordon of foreign cruisers about
tho entrunco of the harbor wns said
to consist of the Herman Dresdnn,
Strassburg and Karlsruhe and tho
converted stenmshlp Kronprlnz Wll
helm: tho llrltlsh Ilcrwick, Essex nnd
Lancaster, and tho French Condo,
Frlnnt nnd Descartes.
The Lusltanla was dun to sail at
midnight, but Capt. Paddy Dow re
eelved orders to wait for nn Import
ant message, believed to bo from one
of tho llrltlsh cruisers off tho Hook
About 1 o'clock Chief Olllcer Johnson,
tion to the commander
"All lights out!",cumo tho order a
fow mlnutns later, repeated from one
nd of the b6at to the other. Than,
with only her aide and mast lights
showing the big steamer gilded out
Into the river.
Outside Handy Hopk the Lusltanla
was picked up by the Hrltlsh cruiser
Essex, which had convoyed the White
Star Olympic to the harbor earlier
In the night. The officers on the Cun
arder Intimated to passengers before
the ship left that they would have a
warship escort part ot If not all the
way to Liverpool.
It wns understood to be the plan, In
ense tho German cruisers became
troublesome, for the llrltlsh and
French warships to engage them,
while the liner escapes ut a twenty
seven knot clip. For speed the Lusl
tanla has everything afloat beaten ex
cept some ot the torpedo boat de
stroyers. CONVOY FOR LUSITANIA ON
It Is understood the Lusltanla la
being convoyed by the cruisers
Lancaster and Essex, and part of the
way will have tho Berwick. The plan
wns for the latter to return und Join
the French Conde. The big ship Is
to mnko the trip with no lights show
ing cxrept her running lights. All
passengers had notice that lights In
tho stateroomn must t: blanketed,
and oil lamps were placed In the pas
sageways to replace the electric
Among the Lusltanla'a passengers
were Hlchnrd Harding Davis, Philip
Hnlsey Pntchln nnd W. G. D. Morgan,
war correspondents, and Mra. Davis,
Mrs. Horace Lee Washington, wife of
tho American Consul-General at
Liverpool; William T. HoUlngworth,
who Is going to make an effort
to bring back to America his wife and
family, eight In all, at a seaside resort
In Francoj Huston Mnnler. the choc
olato manufacturer, who Is going to
get his family at the same resort: Mrs.
J. J. Darker, otherwise Laura Guerlte,
who will replace Ethel Levey In the
London Hippodrome, and Joaquin
Uonllla. the Illght Hon. Charles Booth,
J. J. Cnwthni, Herhert Corey, Sheldon
Leavltt Crosby, Wnlter Dunkels, E. U
Glbbs. Philip Legrand, Mr. and Mrs.
O. H. Porter, Guy Htnndlng, Prof, and
Mrs. F. P. Purvis, Mr. and Mrs. A. W.
Talt and Judge John J. White.
An Interesting passenger who booked
at the last minute was Lieut. John
Cyril Porte, the English aviator, who
was to try to cross the Atlantic In the
Waiiamuker airship America. He
will Join the aviation corps of the
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U.. 25c. end 50c at ,
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Italy and Colonies
British army. All told, the Lusltanla
carried only It first cabin paaeengera,
77 aecond cabin and 76 third claaa.
The Anchor line yesterday cancelled
its sailings for the Mediterranean.
This meana that the Italia will sot
ANNOUNCE THE CONTINUATION (THURSDAY) OF
The Greatest Sale This New Store Has So Far Held
which involves the purchase and sale of the
S, Blumenkron Stock at 50c on the Dollar
Mr. S. Blumenkron, having become permanently associated with Brad thaw fls Co.,
has sold to us the stock of Women's, Misses' and Girls' Apparel with which he
conducted a department in one of Brooklyn's largest and most prominent clothing
stores. This store having been reorganized his lease was cancelled.
Formerly up to
Entire Stock Women's & Misses' Cloth & Silk Suits
Formerly 16.00 to 76.00 5.00 10.00 15.00 20.00
Entire Stock Women's & Misses' Cloth & Silk Coats & Capes
Formerly G.50 to 60.00 2.50 5.00 10.00 15.00
Entire Stock Women's & Misses' Summer Dresses
Formerly 6.76 to 66.00 2.50 5.00 15.00 20.00
Entire Stock Women's & Misses' Summer Skirts
Formerly 2.60 to 10.00 1.00 2-00 3.00
Entire Stock Lingerie & Linen Waists
Formerly 1.00 to 5.00 .50 1.00 1.50 2.50
Entire Stock Girls1 Summer Dresses
.75 1.00 1.50
Formerly up to 2.50
UPON A DEPOSIT OF 25 ALL FURS PURCHASED WILL
BE HELD AND STORED WITHOUT CHARGE UNTIL WANTED.
Hudson Seal Coats, 69.50, 77.50
Caracul Coats, 42.50, 58.50
WORLD'S GREATEST Wi
iro out on- Saturday. The Anchor
Una service between New York anil
aiasrow will not ba disturbed, how
var. There have been no disturbance In
the sailing schedules ot the Interna
tional Mercantile Marin Company.
The White Btar liner AdrlMlo will
leave to-morrow as usual for Liver
pool. The Minnehaha of the Atlantte
Transport line, flying the British flag,
will sail for London on Baturday, and
the Olympto for Bouthampton on Bat
urday forenoon. The American liner
Ht. Paul leaves at 10 A. M. Friday
for Bouthampton. A big crowd will
go away on the St. Paul tor
Plymouth and Southampton.
Until further notice the Scandinavian-American
line will accept for
pastenrera only Scandinavian and
Americana. Finne and Continental
passengers will not bn accepto.l. The
Frederick VIII. will sail for '.'open
hagen, Chrtstlanla and Chrlitlani.md
on Aug. 12.
TWO GERMAN LINERS
RACE TO PHILADELPHIA
TO ESCAPE WARSHIPS.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6. The North
Oerman Lloyd liner Brandenburg
docked here to-day. after running for the
pest two days under forced draught and
without lights. Tl o Prlns Oskar of the
Hamburg-American Line also arrived
to-day. noth ships were a day aheaa
of their schedule.
The Ilrandenburg sailed from Bremen
on July 21 with 110 paasengera for
Philadelphia and 116 for Ualveston. The
Print Oskar sailed from Hamburg on
July 11 with 110 passengers. It It said
by the steamship companies that both
liners will remain In this port Indefin
itely. There are now. twenty-three foreign
hips held up at thlt port and thirty
more are due within the neat tlx days.
Nn ships have left since Sunday, and
WILLIAMS QUITS SENATE
COMMITTEE WHICH FAILS
TO SUPPORT MEDIATION.
WABHINOTON. Aug. 6 Senator
John flharp Williams resigned to-day
aa a member of the Foreign Relation!
Committee, because, he declared, the
committee had hesitated to support the
Administration's poncr aa - to meaia-
Hon and because
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