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WEATHER PARTLY CLOUDY.
WASHINGTON. D. C. SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1915.
I" Washington and Point Subnrbaa
Thereto. ELSKWHERE TWO CESTS.
Von Hindenburg in- Lead of
New Movement from
DNIESTER IS CROSSED
Plan to Get Russians Between
Two Armies, London
CROWN PRINCE HALTED IN WEST
Capture by French of Hill No. 285
Has Averted Danger to Verdun,
Claim of Paris.
&r"dsl TtbV tn The WwMnstei Hiill.
London. July M Th- final crushing
German thrust at Warsaw Is now well
under wav. with Field Marshal von Hin
denburg again figuring as the military
genius whoe plans arc bringing th
Teutons to their goal. It I? Indicated by
oflclal dispatches received here tonight.
Simultaneous with the German drive
on Warsaw from the north. In which
Trzasnysa has been taken and the Teu
ton advance on the Narew lines and
Novogeorglevsk. the great German army
In the Courland, according to a German
official statement, has struck the Rus
sian front north of Koltlnyani and has
forcd a passage of the Wlndau River.
This stream is a barrier to Riga, the
great Russiin naval base, and an ob
stacle to a movement on Warsaw and
the entire Russian second line of fort
resses. In co-o-dlnatlon with ths movements,
fresh activity by Von Mackensen and the
Austrian archduke, Joseph Ferdinand, In
the south before Lubln is expected
Far to the southeast the Austxo-Ger-mans
have forced a passage of the
Dniester at TTcisblskuple, on the Rus
sian border, where the Austrian crown
lands of Gallcia and Bukowlna meet the
Muscovite province of Bessarabia. De
spite a curtain of shells poured Into their
ranks by the Russian artillery the Teu
tons have pushed beyond the northern
bink of the river, according to a. Vienna
statement, and hae captured 1.3M pris
P2nn to Grind Rnsslnnfi.
Southeast of Kolno and south of Prza
snsz In their direct drive on Warsaw, the
Germans claim further progress, the
Kusrians belnp reported in retreat. With
the pre.it Austro-German forces In the
south It is reported that more than four
army corps are moving against Warsaw
from Przasnjsz, while at least seven are
taking part in the Courland operations
Military experts estimate that nearly two
thirds of the German effectives are now
engaged in a final, tremendous effort to
crush the Russians and lay the Slav
menace for the rest of the war.
These latest moves by the Austro
Germans are believed to be the initial
sections in the new plan of Von Hinden
burg, which It has been semiofficially pre
dicted in Berlin "will startle the world.!
put the Russians out of action and prob-abl-
lead to the earlv end of the war "
Ptratepists here predict that the Ger
mans, advancinp from north and south,
plan to catch th Russian millions around
Warsaw between them ard slowlv flatten
and crush them as between two mill
stones Crown Prince United.
fter twentv-six davs and nights of i
most continuous fighting, in which the!
OTmans have struck deep into the
V on h lines defending Verdun, the of
fensue of the crown prince's army appear-
to hive been halted by the cap-tu-e
b- the French of the dominating
iK-.tht known .is Hill No Ci. stormed
b the Cermins on July IS
Tin ilrrnnns' driie in this section hivl
c irifd Ihotri almost to the French line
of "i.mmunic-itlons and the great fort
rr. was almost within range of the
Oe-min lieivy guns when the reported
rho k was administered. Berlin insists
tint the French attempts to recapture
thelr rponne positions have failed com
plefel but later reports from Pans are
iqi.illv Insistent that the German offen
rlve has been definitely checked
How Would You
Go About It?
There are Just about RO.ono homes tn
Washington. If, in some one of them,
somebody has something you want,
but you don't know which one of the
M.O0O It is. how would you go about
If you were to make a personal call,
allowing five minutes to each call and
working ten hours a day, it would
take you over a year and two months
of steady work, dally and Sunday, to
cover them all.
The REAL way Is to make known
your wants In a Herald Classified Ad.
The average classified ad costs &
cents, and reaches three-fifths of the
homes of Washington bright and early
In the morning. Tou get the results
the day your ad appears.
Call Main 3300 and ask for the
Classified Ad Department.
Uncle Sam Trying Plan to Make
''Eye" Of Submarines Invisible
New York. July J6 A novel method of rendering the periscope of a
submarine Invisible to an enemy ship ot sea. Is being experimentally tried
out on the submarine K-6. now in dry dockxln the Brooklyn Navy Tard,
and will soon be given a practical test
The idea of making It impossible, or nearl so. for the periscope of
a submarine to be detected bv a hostile ship was conceived by Lieut.
Joseph o Fisher, of the K-, commanding officer of the Fourth division
submarine flotilla of the Atlantic Fleet
Lieut Fisher's plin. ii wa stated t an Xpert in the yard today,
consists in painting the periscope of a submiiine with i series of parallel
stripes In the arintis colors of the spectrum, and has for Its basis the
theory that Inasmuch as a white ray of light, when refracted Is broken
up Into the several colors, the'inverse should also be true, and the colors
of the periscope when refracted should be converted into a white ray
and thus become invisible.
Stripes of yellow, red. blue and preen, in the order named, have been
painted upon the periscope of the K-G. If the test of I.ieut. Fisher's Idea
Is successful all of the submarines will he likewise painted up.
FOUR LIVES; $2,000,000
DAMAGE, FLOOD TOLL
Clrvelnml. -Tilly Ifl. Floods to
day that rocrd thrnuffli the ottii
and rifles In cent ml Ohio, fol
lonlns; torrentlnl ruins of iMt
flight took a toll f four lived
and caused a property damajre
estimated at more than 92.000,
000. Hundred of nerea of land
are nnder water tonlcht and
Taat arena are Imperilled by
n-fiik lereea and embankments.
Lima, here thrre of the Uvea
were lout, IW prahahly the worst
anfferer of any Ohio city. I,ate
reports tonight are that more
than 1-V0 nre homeleaa and the
property loss la more than half
a million dollars.
U-51, UNDERSEA TERROR,
SUNK BY RUSS FLEET
German Submarine Said to Have Been
Destroyed in Action in the
London. July IS. The German subma
rine T.T-51 has been sunk In the Black Sea
by Russian warships, aceordlnp to In
formation received from Varna, a Bul
garian port on the Black Sea, by the
Athens correspondent of the Exchange
The TJ-E1 performed one of the most
notable exploits of the war by proceed
ing from Wllhelmshaven to Constantino
ple, through the Mediterranean, the long
est trip ever undertaken by a submarine.
Arrlvlnp off the Dardanelles on May 25,
she torpedoed and sank the British bat
tleships Triumph and Majestic and then
made a safe passage to th Ottoman cap
ital. If the report of her destruction in the
Black Sea is true, she evidently went
from the Turkish capital
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Bosporus, probably to operate against I
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the Russian Black Sea fleet.
FLEES STORM: DROPS DEAD.
.1. Snnierdrlfl Victim of Heart Tron -
ble, njs Doctor.
When the storm blew oer th city
yesterday afternoon. J. Somerlleld. 4D.
of 11S1 Neal street northeast, hurried
Into Storm and Sherwood's lunch room
at Seventh street and Florida avenue
northwest to avoid the rain and wind.
While the storm was at its height
and rain was driving down the street. I
Somerfield dropped to the floor dead i
Dr. E A Robinson, of Freedman's Hos-
pital. declared Somerfield did from 1 hae little to -aj.
heart trouble. "It is good to he here, he said once.
Somerfield was agent for the Homelwaln his hand out across the coun-
Beneflcial Association, of Sixtlv and D try "It was a long, tedious trial, and siderable time past there has been be
strets northwest. 'I am tired out. 1 am tired of courts and tween us and England and her allies a
BOMB ON RAILS; TRAIN SAVED.
UrnUeninii terta Catastrophe to
Altoona. Pa, July Is An antempt to j
" recit tne iirracmai i.tmite.1 on tne
Pennsylvania Railroad, on.- of the nin. - I
teen-hour tnins between New York and
Chicano, was mad- near here early to
day when a dntmit bomb was placed
upon the tra k.
The bomb was found and removed by
Robert Westbrook, a brakeinan
County and railroad detectives are
scouring the sui rounding country for
the would-be wrecker.
ROYALTY IN NTOSE'S GARB.
Former Prlnress lexanilrn Scores
Snprri, In "Wnr Ifospltnl.
1-ondon. July IK -While Prince Arthur
of Connaught is "doing his bit" at the
front on tlje staff of Gen. French, the
princess has joined the nursing staff at
S Mar s Hospital, Paddincton.
The royal nurse, who was Frincess
Alexandra. Duchess of Fyfe. takes no
privileges In hospital work, but goes
through the dally routine of dressing
wounds and waiting on the invalid sol-'
diers. She his been on the hospital staff
for the past fortnight and has rendered
excellent service to the institution.
Orleans Poller Relieve The)
Were Honied In Letter.
New Orleans. July 16. Police ' officials
admitted today that they had been com
pletely baffled in their search for the
writer of the letters signed "Pearce," in
which warning was given of attempts to
blow up British steamers. As some more
letters havg been received since the arrest
of Hans Halle, who was seized on sus
picion, he has now been released.
The belief Is growing that the letters
were written by a crank who had no
basis for his wild statements.
Baltimore and Ohln to Baltimore.
J1.50 round trip every Saturday and
Sunday, good returning until 9 a. m
No More Broadway, He Says,
Resting in Atlantic
Frd"t to Th- WaVil"-tcn nTM.
Atlantic City. July K- Harry K Thaw
Is through with Broidway. Arrlvlnp
here at 11 o'clock tonight after a LW-mil
r!d by motor from New Tork, Thaw an
nounced that Broadway would ee him
"I have never been enamored of Broad
way. anhow." said Thaw. "It was
merely an association of my wife with
that section which hroupbt me into con
tact with it It really never had many
i charms with me. and so I shall have no
I difficulty in avoiding it. and New York, j
j ,0- for that fatter. .
immediately upon his arrival here ,
Thaw, tired out bv the long r!
the excitement incident to his escape i
from the crowds which preeted him In 1
New York, Jersey City and Newark, re- i
tired to a suite of rooms which had been i
engaged for him In advance and denied
himself to all callers. J
He plans to spend the week-end here t
and move on to Pittsburgh some time on i
llnrU fn Mnttrnsrnn. j
Thaw is in high spirits. Ills manner .
was like that of a boy released from
school for a long vac-itinn. The smallest
details along the road attracted his at- I
tention and excited his comment. I
Just after Thaw's car passed Keyport j
a storm which had been gathering forj
some time broke as the party were en- j
i ra fj.il in TMtttlwiw nr fH hnnrla ef the
I" "" " " "" "
mm lor curs. i
Thaw took it on th run for nis car, I
.and amid vivid Hashes ot itgntnlng and
. P' "f thund'r the c.rs were run speed-
j ily on to the net stop, where a friendly
jmn looming up out of the heavy sheets
J of ram. the shelter of a parage was
sought and the parR- ducked into the inn
I'pon the porch of the hotel some one
i tfancel oer at the railroad station
f'ft ards aw-iy and silently pointed to
. the nan-o of tne station.
"Matteawan" it read.
j "What do you think of that." Thaw
cried "Can't I eer get away from It?"
" Fear of Appeal.
Of the details of his cis Thaw would
I the law, and never want to see any more
of thm "
"You've still got to go through the ap
peal of jour c.use." was suggested.
i "h. that ill never come up," he said
Hiiikly. "It is simply a hluff on the
put of the attorney general."
N w York. Julv 1C Thaw passed out
of New York State at 1:30 o'clock this
afternoon, two hours after he had been
fieed on fa'.OW bail by Justice Hendrlck.
who declared him a sane man.
In this brief time he secured ball
bonds from the Nntlonal Security Com
pany, listened to advice from numerous
friends, and then made a triumphal jour- I
ney down Broadway that has scarcely, if
ever, been excelled.
Thaw was pronounced sane at 11:13
o'clock in the morning by Justice Hcn
drick. and ten minutes later was admit
ted to ball.
Justice Hendrlck in his decision de-
CO.NTIMJEn ON PAGE THREE.
Free Danrlnc at Great Falls. Vi, Adv.
IS THE MONROE DOCTRINE IN PERIL?
The Great Policy of the United States, Which for a Century Has Reserved a Fourth of the Earth from
European Conquest and European Militarism and Yet Kept an Open Door for
European Trade, Vievyed in the Light of the Present War.
James Morgan's Article in Tomorrow's Sunday HERALD Is a Worthy Companion of Those that Have
Gone Before. .
"The Military Unpreparedness of the U. S." Herald, Sunday, June 20.
"The Freedom of the Seas" Herald, Sunday, June 27. "
i "Can America Keep Out of the War?" Herald, Sunday, July 4. " ' , v
"Is the United States Neutral?" Herald, Sunday, July II. . ""
THOMAS A. EDISON, the inventive wizard, and SECRETARY OF THE
NAVY DANIELS on the veranda of Mr. Edison's home in Orange, prior to
a conference Thursday night over the organization and personnel of the
naval advisory board of civilian inventors of which Mr. Edison will be
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Austria Says U. S. Policy of
Neutrality Is a Failure
Protest to America, Said to Have Backing of Turkey, Ques
tions Effectiveness of Washington's Stand Note
Made Public for First Time.
Vienna (via Iindon), July lfi Follow
ing Is the jiM text of Austria-Hungary's
protest to the United States against the
shipment of arms, said to have the back
ing of Turkey, now published for the first
time in America:
"The special attention of the Jinstro
Hungarian government has from the be
ginning been drawn to the marked con
sequences of the fact that for a con-
continued traffic in war materials car-
ned on on a large scale, while both Aus-
tria-Hungary and Germany have been
completely excluded from the American
"Although the Aiistrn-Hungarlan gov
ernment is perfectly convinced that
the attitude obserxed bv the American
government in this connection has been
Inspired solely by a desire to maintain
the strictest neutrality and to keep with
in the regulations set forth by existing
international treaties, the question arises
whether the situation which has arisen
out of the war. doubtless without any
Intention on the part of the American
government. Is not of such a nature that
the real intentions of the Washington
Cabinet have been, as a matter of fact,
frustrated and even reversed.
"If this question I answered In the
affirmative and the view of the Austro
Hungnrlan government Is that It must
undoubtedly be so answered another re
quest arises directly from It. viz. whether
it Is not possible and, indeed, necessary
that measures be taken to insure that
the desire of the American government
to observe strict Impartiality toward all
the belligerent parties shall be satisfied.
The Austro-Huncarian government, with
out hesitation and without reservation,
answers this question also in the affirma
tive. "All authorities on the subject of Inter
national law maintain that a neutral
government Is not permitted to allow un
hindered traffic in contraband of war If
such traffic is of such a kind, or reaches
such proportions, as to compromise the
neutrality of the government In question.
On whatever basis of scientific criteria
the supposed legitimacy of contraband
traffic be founded, it must nevertheless
be concluded that the export of war ma
terial from the United States, as It has
taken place during the present war. Is
not In conformity with claims of strict
j i ioiiows equally tnat there Is no
reason whatever why the right can be
denied to the American government to
put an end to this flagrant and formid
able export of war material by the pro
hibition of such exports, more particu
larly In view of the fact that It Is well
known that only one of the belligerent
parties can take advantage of this ex
port. The American government can In
no way lie blamed If It exerts this ad
mitted right and decides to pass a spe
cial act with the view of maintaining Its
position In conformity with the claims of
"As regards the possible objection that,
CONTINUED 0NrAOE THREE.
Mrs. Edison Wants Husband to
Serve His Country in Bigger Way
In discussing yesterday his conference with Mr. Edison at Orange.
N. J... Secretary of the Navy Daniels said:
"Sir. Edison Is Impressed with the Idea that warfare is changing
and that the United States must keep step with the times. We discussed
the plan In a general way. and Mr. Edison gave It as his opinion that the
great engineers of the country would be glad to give their services to
the country as proposed."
The Secretary of the Navy was asked what Mrs. Edison thought of
the suggestion that her husband should assume the responsibility of
heading the Board of Inventions.
"Mrs. Edison Is a patriotic woman." replied Mr. Daniels. "Assured
that through the board Mr. Edison would have opportunity to serve his
country In a bigger way than ever before, she readily assented to the
suggestion that Mr. Edison should take the chairmanship."
Secretary Daniels said that It was Mr. Edison's Idea that the work
of the proposed board should be largely advisory.
German Ambassador Holds
Conference with Secre'
ny .IOSKPH P. A-sMSf.
Secretary of State Lansing esterday
listened to the following Informal pro
posals bv the German Ambassador In
the course of a conference at the State
Department lasting an hour
First-That the I'nlted States permit
diplomatic exchanges over Germany's
submarine warfare to continue for the
present without definite conclusion.
Second-That the I'nlted States accept
oral assurances that lives and property
of neutral Ainei leans traveling on the
high seas would receive the considera
tion due under international law.
Third That the government of the
United States definitely offer its services
In an effort to mediate between Great
Britain and Germany with a view to
mutual concessions looking to the re
establlshment of the freedom of thp seas.
The Secretary expressed his Interest In
what the Amhasador had to communicate
and promisd to convey the hitter's views
to the President Ho could not commit
himself, however, on any essential point.
Secretary I. .-limine Reticent.
Secretary lousing would not discuss
the conference yesterday bejond stations
that the conversations had to do with
the lafst German notn on the Lusitania
matter, and th.it the Ambassador had
not expressed a desire to talk with Presi
dent Wilson prior to the sending of this
It was stated authoritatively jeslerday.
however, that this government could re-
eive and accept oral assurances through
the German Ambassador without the ne
cessity of making such assurances public
or having them reduced to writing, pro
viding such assurances were given on
Instructions from thj German foreign
office. This means that the first two
propositions above enumerated could be
accepted by this government If such a
course will not threaten to stultify the
United States as the defender of Inter
national law. If, as pointed out In The
Herald yesterday, such a course should
involve a definite and final statement of
what our action would be in the event
of further injuries to Americans from
German submarines, and the negotiations
then "were suspended pending a more
auspicious time for conclusive exchanges,
many believe the position of this govern
ment would be sufficiently strong.
The third proposition that this govern
ment seek to mediate the submarine
question between Great Britain and Ger
manywill not. it is confidently believed,
appeal to President Wilson In the least.
In the matter of the nonobservance of
International law protecting the freedom
of the seas, tho United States Is essen
tially one of three parties at Interest,
a'd not therefore In a position to act as
mediator until Its Interest In the quarrel
shall have been eliminated.
This Is the position which the President
has taken consistently from the first
suggestion of this sort. He wants to
clear the skirts of this government of
any suggestion of a pending controversy
with Germany, before taking up with
Great Britain what this government
looks upon as Illegal Interference with
Its neutral commerce.
In view of this desire on the part of
the President. It Is considered doubtful
If he would agree to even a suspension
of negotiations with Germany short of
a definite conclusion one way or an
other. But It is certain that he wllf not
permit the Invasion of American rights
bv Germany to place this government In
the position of pulling German chestnuts
from the English nre.
FORD OWNERS TO GET
. $15,000,000 REFUND
Detroit, Jnly 16. The Ford
Automobile Company thin after
noon announced a refund of
f l.'.OOO.OOO to arrnere nf Ford
automobiles nho purchnsed ma
chines mince Aueiisf 1. 1014.
On August 1, 1014, the com
pany announced that If 300,000
macblnra were sold during the
year, each purrhater n-ould re
ceive a refund of from 940 to
CO. The 300.000 mark was
reached thla afternoon.
NOTE FROM BERLIN IS
SEEN IN NEW LIGHT
Experts' Reports on Nebraskan Made
Just Before German Apology
Some officials here regard as a remark
able coincidence the receipt of the Ger
man memorandum acknowledging re
sponsibility for the attack on the Ameri
can steamship Nebraskan at the very
time that experts from this government
had completed an Investigation to deter
mine whether the attack was made with
Pieces of metal found In the damaged
hull of the Nebraskan were examined by
naval experts liere. The conclusion
reached -was that not only was the Ne-
DrasKan torpedoed, but that It was a
German torpe which struck her.
It is now stated that the reports of the
experts to this effect were completed but
very recently Just about lorsr enough be
foro the receipt of the German memo
randum to have given time for the trans
mission of the contents of the report to
Berlin. The Berlin memorandum and the
American report reached the State De
partment and the Navy Department, re
spectively, within tw-enty-four hours of
PROVES CROWN PRINCE ALIVE.
Berlin Dispatch Silences Iteporfs of
Yoanc Lender's Death.
Berlin (by wireless). July 16. Military
experts declare that the recent German
victories In the Argonne region are. of
special Importance, as the Germans are
gradually drawing near to the French
lines of communication. The larger
amount of war materials captured by
the Germans In the last battle Illus
trates the Importance attributed by the
French to the positions they lost
The Wuerttemberg army corps cele
brated their last victory In the Argonne
in the presence of the Crown Prince ami
his generals and healths were exchanged.
The foregoing Information relative to
the German Crown Prince effectually
silences the persistent reports that he
had been killed.
TO UPHOLD ARMS SHIPMENTS.
United State. Will Inform Austria
She Has Xa Right to Object.
It Is believed the United States will
send a note to Austrli Informing her
that the view of this government Is that
she has no right to demand the cessation
or even abridgement of the right of citi
zens of the United States to sell muni
tions of war to any belligerent.
It has been already determined by the
State Department that the reply to
Austria and to Turkey, if she should
make common protest with Austria, will
contain a statement of the position of
this government as formulated at the be
ginning of the war by the State De
HIGHER PAY FOR CAR MEN.
nf Chlrasto Board of Arbi
tration la Accepted.
Chicago. July IS. Final awards of the
board of arbitration, which settled the
wage dispute between the Chicago street
car men's union and the company, wera
handed down this afternoon, giving th
men an Increase averaging 3 cents an
hour. The award was highly acceptable
to the union, and theompany officials
announced that they wxuld'-4joJippeaI
from the board's decLsferi'XlMStcreased
wage will add approximately. fc;M0,C0n to
tho companies' opefaun tf" expenses per
BULGARS NEUTRAL TILL PALL.
Premier Give Hla -Solemn Pledge
, ts TorUey.
London. July lit. The Bulgarian premier
has given hU solemn pledge to Turkey
that Bulgaria will remain neutral, at
least until autumn, the Sofia correspon
dent of the Evening News wired today.
KS-OtV Atlantic City aad Hetarn SIM
America's greatest seaside resort. Sun
day. July. IS. Baltimore and Ohio from
Union Station. :1B a. m. Returning,
leave Atlantic City CO p. m. aaaa day.
FOEOFH. S. IS
F. X. Weinschenk, Who Prom
ised to Startle World by
Acts, Seized by Police.
WILSON IS THREATENED
Publisher of Rabid Literature
Said to Have Followed in
Frank Holt's Steps.
TO ASYLUM FOR EXAMINATION
Prisoner. After Fleeing London. Said
to Have Spent Fortune on
Frank X. Weinschenk. who mads
threats that h would commit act3 that
would startle the world, exceeding the
attempts of Frank Holt to blow up the
Cepltol and to assassinate J. P Morgan,
was arrested here yesterday and taken
to the Washington Asylum Hosnltal for
Weinschenk. according to the lccal
police, came here from Lonrlon two
month3 ago. He has circulated literature
charging the Masonic fraternity with
Inciting and furthering the war In Eu
rope. It is the understanding of the
Washington police that Weinschenk was
forced to leave Ivmdon. Since his ar
rival here he has written letters to Presi
dent Wilson and other authorities mak
ing attacks upon the Masons. The local
police say that Weinschenk. who Is 53
years oM has expended about $2QQ.QV
in pushing a propaganda against Masonry.
Utterances that he approved of the acts
of Holt and threats that he would soon
startle the world by act3 of violence
led to his arrest and Incarceration for
observation as to his sanity.
Arrested In Office.
Weinschenk was arrested by Detective
Frank Baur. nf police headquarters, jt
his office In room MS of the District
While the police discount1 many ;
Welnschenk's threats because VC Ms
parent Insanity, they'bellevostlkp a'st
was made in the nick of time. 'jr'Csnk
Holt, who attempted to blow up- the
National Capitol and who made a.des
perate attempt to assassinate J. P 'Mor
gan, had also been regarded as insane.
Authorities are of the opinion Chat In
these times monomaniacs, excltwi by the
horrors of the war, are doably dan
gerous. Weinschenk has been In Washington
for five or six months. Apparently he Is
a monomaniac on the iiestIon of this
government's alleged favoritism to Great
Britain. He Is decidedly pro-German.
For a number of months he has been
publishing his International Information
Bureau bulletin. It has been issued at
frequent Intervals, but at no regular
time. The bulletin was printed In large
numbers, and was sent broadcast over
the country. He sent copies to newspa
pers and to persons of great prominence,
both In official and private life.
Article Were Forceful.
The articles were clearly and force
fully written and showed signs of literary
finish. The government was denounced
roundly. The Germans were upheld.
Some of the newspapers referred to his
publications in their columns, scoring
his radical views. Yesterday morning
the New York Sun ran a lengthy edi
torial calling attention to his propa
ganda and denouncing him for his rabid
Secret Service men stationed at the
White House got hold of copies of tho
bulletin and became interested In the
publisher. It is said that a short time
ago he sent several letters of a rather
threatening nature to President Wilson.
This led the Secret Service men to be
lieve that Weinschenk was dangerous.
Frank Nye. a Secret Service man. en
tered complaint and arranged for the
arrest of the publisher.
Weinschenk Is said to have sympathiz
ed deeply with Frank Holt, the Cornell
professor who shot J. P. Morgan, laid
a bomb in the Capitol, and also brought
about an explosion on a ship carrying
ammunition to Great Britain. It Is not
believed, however, that he had any di
rect dealings with Holt. When ques
tioned concerning Holt, he said: "I too
might have done something to bring my
self prominently before tho public had
It not been that my publication kept me
He has traveled considerably and came
to Washington from London, where he is
said to have spent COO.OM in publishing
a bulletin similar to the one established
here. He says he has branch offices In
Germany. Switzerland and England. He
had been rooming at 612 Thirteenth street.
The police believe that the arrest of
Weinschenk was most opportune. They
say an Insane notion to do bodily harm
or to damage property was likely to have
struck the publisher at any time.
The Issue of Weinachenk's publication,
which led to hla arrest, la entitled
"American Neutrality." and Is said to
be Bulletin' No. 87 of the International
The author of thia bulletin, which bears
date as of July 9, 131$, attacks in bitter
terms Americana who seek and secttra
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