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Weather Forecast:
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Wednesday Cooler.
NUMBER 8454.
WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23, 1915.
PRICE ONE CENT.
SEVEN INDIANS
KILLED. POSSE
TWO BATTLES
Renegade Piutes, Driven Into
Zrap, Make Desperate At-
Rmpt to Escape, But Are
Forced Back.
Nine Redskins anfi One White
Dead, and 'More Than a
Dozen Wounded as Result of
Siege.
CORTEZ, Col., Feb. 23. Seven
more Indians were killed and at
least four members of the posse
of United States Marshal Nebeker
were wounded in two desperate
fights early today between the Pi
utes at' Bluff, Utah, and the whites
besieging them, reports received
here state.
From all that can be learned
this brings the total number of In
dians killed during the present
trouble up to nine.
It is impossible to estimate the
casualties among the posse, but it
is generally accepted that one has
been killed 'and at least a dozen
wounded.
During xthe small hours of the
morning arrivaU-of. twenty-five -Indian
police andother re-enforcements
compelled the retreat of the
renegade redskins, and they were
trapped in Cottonwood Gulch,
where, although they had food sup
plies cached, it was felt they soon
would be starved out.
Four Indians Killed.
Four Indians were killed and one
deputy waa wounded In jthc fight at
tending this move. Later on the Indians
made a desperate attempt! to escape, but,
surrounded by the Federal forces, they
were forced back Into the canon after
three more of their number had been
killed.
At least three white men were wound
ed In repelling the sortie.
Several Piutes who have been cap
tured are being sent in shackles to Gray
hon. advices received here state.
Marshal Ncbekcr, who is In charge of
the deputies, has sent word to aur
roundlns towns that ho has sufficient
forces now to deal with the renegades
and that no moro posses need be sent
until culled for.
Six Indians who escaped from the
matn body wore later surrounded near
the Colorado line, according to reports
from Montlccllo.
Fear For Deputies.
Six deputies sent out as scouts have
not returned yet, and it is feared that
they have been captured by the red
skins. Dr. John A. Stanley, also re
ported captured, hab not been heard
from. . , ,
The first ccmplete ytory of Mondays
battle was icceived today. It told of
a party of llvo deputies, sent out to
(Continued on Second Page.)
Tells of Horse Theft
In Center of Capital
A horse-stealing, almost in the heart
or Washington, Mas described In Po
lice Court today when Ernest Wnden
nnd John W. Murphy were arraigned
on a charge of grand larnecy. which
was preferred on complaint of Thomas
O, Kongl't, of iCiS". Wisconsin avenue
northwest, who allege that the de
eiidanth stolo his team last Friday.
Kengln, who is a produce dealer, tes
tified he left his team near Center
Market and shortly afterward noticed
a man driving away with his rig. Two
aulomoliljps wore requisitioned, and
half a dozen men gave chase,. the team
being overtaken near Ninth street nnd
Virginia avenue.
Mwlen pleaded guilty and Murphv
not guiltv. but Judge Mullowny held
hoth to await the action of the grand
Jury, their bond being fixed at H.OW
each.
Says Husband Compared
Her to Black Snake
Sueing for a limjted divorce. Mrs.
Sbphla M. flenno alleged In a peti
tion filed in the District Supreme
Court today that her husband. Charles
C. Kenno, told her that "ho had ab
solutely no affection for her ami that
he would just as leave have a black
t-nake around his neclt as her arms
and that ho would rather go Into a
den of blacksnakes than Into the
linusc where she was,"
Desertion, ill treatment, and brutal
ity are further accusations mado
against Kenno, who Is connected with
a wholesale and retail grocery and
vegetable llrni at Center Market, ac
cording to the petition.
LOSES FOUR IN
Uncle Sam Probes
For Potato Trust
Department of Justice Hears Deal
ers Have Combined to
Lift "Spud" Prices.
Potato trusts arc to be Investigate.,
Attorney General Gregory announces.
Evidence has come to the Department
of Justice that dealers have been coin
blnlnjr In several of the largest cities
to raise the price of potatoes, nc said.
In the Investigation of other alleged
food combinations, the department will
search for evidence of a potato trust.
So far the department's Investigation
has failed to show combinations. Pres
ident Wilson told White House visitors
today, but the failure to discover evi
dence of trusts will not halt investi
gators, It was assured.
Bryan Is Wearing
"Dove of Peace"
Secretary of State Wears Pearl
Adornment on Lepel to
Cabinet Meeting.
Secretary of State Bryan brought a
"dove of peace" to the Cabinet meet
ing today. It was pinned on the lapel
of his frock coat, having been present
ed to him, ho explained, by a friend. It
was made of pearl and carried a green
olive branch in Its bill.
When aked questions concerning the
crisis which the United States Is facing
concerning the dangers to American
cotnmerco in the North Sea, the Secre
tary would smilingly lay his finger on
the emblem.
BY TAFT UPHELD
Supreme Court Orders Oil Com
pany to Give Up Tract In
cluded in Order.
An executive order Issued by President
Taft In 1909, withdrawing from public
entry and private exploitation of any
kind 3,000,000 acres of oil lands In Wyom
ing and California, valued at many mil
lions of dollars, to aid legislation gov
erning the use and disposition of tho
valuable deposits of petroleum which
the land contained, today wan em
phatically upheld by the United States
ouprciTm Court.
Th
court ruled that the practice of
the Executive in withdrawing such land
without statutory power proved that
Congress had acquiesced fully In such
action.
The decision of the court was rendered
In the case of the Midwest Oil Com
pany, of Wyoming, which refused to
f;lve up a tract of oil land In Wyoming
nciuded In the President's order.
The decision today in effect com
pletely validates and ratifies all land
withdrawal entries of Presidents for
many years back. The value of the
lands affected runs into many mlll'ons.
The decision also Insures authority of
th President In the future to withdraw
lands.
Three Dead, Nine Hurt in
Birmingham Hotel Fire
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. Feb. 23. Three
men aro dead and nine seriously Injured
as the result of a fire which destrojed
the Windsor Hotel early today.
Klrcmen carried many guests down
ladders. The dead ate unidentllled. The
property loss waa $100,000.
Lifeboat in Midocean.
COPENHAGEN. Kcb. 23. When tho
Swedish steamer Vala arrived at Esb-
t
erc todav she reported nicking up mi
ron built life boat, bearing the name
"Theodore Palmer, or cw London,
Conn." in mid-Atlantic
D WITHDRAWALS
Workers in Final Spurt
Of Donation Campaign
Stations at Departments, Drug Stores, Office Build
ings, and Theaters Will Be Kept Open Un
til Late Today.
"Federal Day will last until midnight."
This was the announcement this afternoon of Mrs. Kate Waller
Barrett, in charge of today, known as "Federal Day," and the finale
of the District Donation Week for Washington charities.
For the final spurt today every available worker was pressed into
service. All the old, stations, at department stores, drug stores, office
buildings and theaters, will keep open until the last possible contribu
tor has been asked to contribute.
In addition to these, Government departments were invaded to
day, and thousand's of clerks were greeted with pleas for a contribu
tion. "GIVE US SHARE OF DAY'S WAGES."
"Glvo ua a share of one day's; bagea
for charity," win the plea of the work
ers as the clerks entered their offices.
and at oUier entrances of tho same
buildings the same plea wus repeated
at noon, and will bo repeated at doting
time again this afternoon.
"You are breaking tho eight-hour law,"
laughingly said one Government official
to a worker, "hast night 1 saw you at
Keith's' later ut the Hbbltt, and now
here you aro this morning. '
Mrs. Hills Logan, chairman of the
executive committee foi Uonatlon
Week, was at the War Inpartment,
and Mr. Barrett, taiUu &
WIB BUS PLANSJGEORGIA OFFICIALS
HELD UP BY ACTION
OF COMMISSIONERS
Promoters Told They Cannot
Operate Cars Under District
Hack Licenses.
SITUATION AT STANDSTILL
Appears to Be Case of "All
Dressed Up and No Place to
Go," for Proposed Service.
Jitney bus promoters were today given
u serious Jolt by tho District Commis
sioners who reversed their former deci
sion to permit the operation of the Jit
neys under hack licenses. As matters
stand today the Jitneys cannot operate
n( nil.
Wb to do about the situation will
b t i subject of a conference tomor
rov tn t ccn tho Commissioners and the
organucrs of Jitney bus companies.
Commissioner Newman said today
that he has been recently Informed by
Barrv Bulkley and Franklin p. Morgan
of their intention to organize a jitney
bus company.
Conference Tomorrow.
letters requesting their presence at
the District Uulldlng at 10:30 o'clock
tomorrow were addressed this after
noon to Mr. IJulkley, Mr. Morgan, and
Andrew I. Illckcy, representing the
Jitney Bus Association.
The first decision of the Commission
ers In handling the Jitney bus situa
tion was to await developments and In
the meantime to permit their operation
under public hack licenses. Further
consideration, nowever, has led them to
the determination to thoroughly Inves
tigate the plans of the organizers or
the companies.
Depends On Development.
Pending further action, Commission
er Newman .stated, the jitneys will
nut be allowed to operate as public
hacks. Whether they will be placed
under the supervision of the Public
Utilities Commission will depend. It Is
f.tateu", upon their growth and dc-
vfvrlopuu nt as common carriers.
In tha meantime It appears to he a
cms of "all dressed up and nowhere
to go." The Jitneys, oven If ready
for business, cannot operate until
some decision regarding them Is
reached.
May Not Confirm
Trade Commission
Senate Opposition May Prevent
Action Until Next Con
gress Convenes.
Indications are that tho Senate will
not pass on President Wilson's nomina
tions of members of the trade commis
sion at this sesion.
Opposition to some of the appoint
ments Is developing. In view of the
brief time left between now and March
4, Senators say there Is no time to
engage In a controversy over the con
firmations in the life of this Congress,
for the Senate will have not more than
I one or two more meetings In executive
session.
If the nominations go over to tho next
Congress, the President will be enabled
to make recess appointments. These
would hold until the next meeting of
Congress. Then the President could
send In the names again.
number of Matlons, went to the House
Cfne building to lead a number of
workers who called at the offices of
Cc ngrebsmeii In the House Office
building.
.Speaker Clark gave permission for
tbiso visits, and warmly commonded
the Donation Week plan.
In addition to the amount reported
Jesteiday the Misses Dedge, at Poll's
TIUMti-r, collected 123 In the lobby, which
will eo on today't. report.
Among the theater workers today wern
Mist. M. J Lander, Miss Mary Mullen.
.Miss Amnnd.1 Holt, Mrs. !;. Hoe'kh,
Mrs U. K. Howie, ami Mrs. K. H. Wlt
mcr. At Kann's today Mlns Kiinlec Whytc,
(Continued on Third Pae.)
I
FIGHT M PLFA
IN SUPREME COURT
Briefs Filed Here Opposing
Habeas Corpus Suit of Al
leged Murderer.
EXAGGERATIONS CLAIMED
Prisoner's Absence From Court
Agreed to by Own Counsel,
Is Contention.
Warren Grlce. attorney general of
Georgia, and Hugh M. Dorscy, solicitor
general of Pulton county, Ga today
filed the State's brief In the Supreme
Court opposing the habeas corpus suit
of Ieo M. Frank, of Atlantu. alleged
murderer of Mary Phagan. fourteen-year-old
worker In the factory of which
Frank was superintendent. The case
will be argued Thursday or Friday.
Disorders at Frank's trial, tho Geor
gia prosecutor contends, have been
greatly exaggerated by the defense. Im
portant evidence rebutting tho charges
of disorder arc not In the record or be
fore the Supreme Court, It Is contended.
Frank's absence from court when the
Jury's verdict was rendered was a mere
technicality, the State contends, and
docs not vitiate his conviction. Frank
did not raise this point for seven or
eight months, it was asserted.
Failure of Frank's lawyers to ask a
trial In another court or object to a
spectator's conduct were also recited.
That Georgia procedure rules were
strictly followed and that the Federal
court cannot override the State's rule
was contended.
Agreed To Absence.
Frank's attorneys. It waa stated, ex
pressly agreed to his absence from
court when the verdict waa brought In.
That, Frank cannot now repudiate this
agreement wu asserted
Evidence Is pcyllns to" "wliow' the al
leged Immoral conduct of Frank natur
ally prejudiced and excited the Atlanta
community against him. It was con
tended. It Is also claimed that every question
presented by the application for habeaH
corpus already having been prUSented
to the. State court, which rendered
Judgment adverse to Frank, the prin
ciple of res adjudlcata applies and the
questions cannot be reopened in the Su
preme Court here.
Attorneys for both sides were In court
ready to argue the appeals, but because
of cases that precede It on the docket
tho mutter was not taken up. .Sheriff
C. Wheeler Mangum. in whose custody
Frank now Is, also Is here.
T
THE WHITE HOUSE
Baby Sayre, President's Grand
son, Leaves Washington To
morrow for Williamstown.
Babv Francis Sayrc. the President's
grandchild, will leave Washington to
morrow night for his papa's home at
Williamstown. Mass. The v hlte
House Is In gloom.
Baby Sayrc, with his gurgles and his
grimaces and his lusty yells, haa be
come a part of tho White House estab
lishment. In the few weeks since he
came upon the scene, attaches and serv
ants regard him as tho most Important
member of tho family, next to the
President. The President thinks he s
tho most Important of all.
Escorted to the station by the Presi
dent, Miss Margaret Wilson. Mrs. Mc
Adoo, and a retinue of nurses and por
ters, Master Sayre and his mother and
father will leave, the city on tho mid
night train. Already there is a strong
competition on foot among the various
chauffeurs of the White House garage
as- to which one shall drive the llmoul3
lno In which the baby Is to rldq.
Jt has been decided to postpone the
chiibtenlng of Baby ayre until after
lhr. family icturns to Williamstown.
It is thought possible that tho Presi
dent will go there to act as one of
the .Noungstei's sponsors.
The leave-taking tomorrow night
will he a sad one for the President.
The presence of his little grandson,
the fist he has ever had, has been
tho one of the few bright spots in
hii Hie fclncc the death of Mrs. Wll
bon. Every evening when the.babj
hns been llxcil for the night, the Pres
ident has tip-toed Into the nurser,
and bpent llftoen or twenty minutes
trvlnp to mako tho youngster coo.
Nurte declares that the baby knows
Ins Bruntltather.
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
&IS .SATE.
Met at 11.
Army hill further considered
Klsht
over Taylor system.
Excise Hoiiul inquiry defeired until this
afternoon.
Opposition nrlslng to conllrmatlunn of
members Of iracie i-uiimnasiuii. mn-.
statn Commoice t'ommlttce nicet3 to
conslder nominations.
UOl'hli.
Met at 11 a. m. ...
Sent sundry civil bill to conference
Approved appropriation hi bill for Unw
ind I'nlverslty.
Itcsumed debate on forllllcatluns bill,
('ongrcMUUHii Moore Introduced a re-tilu-tiou
asking Information as 10 nsurtucc
by this Government of the KvpIj U
Investigations of chiirgoh usuliiht Jilgc
Dayion resumed by the Judiciary aib-cumnilttee.
LOOM
GATHERS A
Berlin Will Sink U. S. ShipM CAPTAIN
Only By
Admiral Lord Beresfor'd De
clares Action Would Cause
War Within a Week.
CAPTAINS GIVEN NO POWERS
Germany Likely to Attack Ves
sel Simply to Force Hostili
ties, He Asserts.
By EDWARD L. KEEN.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Copyright, 1915, by the United Press.
Copyright in Great Britain.
LONDON, Feb. 23. "Germany will
sink no American ship unless by de
sign. The Gorman torpedo finding as
Its maik the hull of an American
vciise!, will have been aimed and fired
from Berlin. If an American mer
chantman la sunk, It will be for the J
express purpose of dragging Ameri
ca Into the war."
The speaker was England's best
known and best-loved sailor Admiral
Lord Charles Boresford. His name
probably more than any other carries
to Americans the picture of the typi
cal British sea fighter, lie Is to Hng-J
j siimcn wnat Hon livans was to Amer
ican?. Also he is one of the cleare3t
naval thinkers of the age. He made
the foregoing reply to the greatest
question of the moment here the one
put by Americans a hundred times
dally:
"Do you think Germany Is trying to
force America into war?"
His statement Is the first in which
any Important pertouage connected
with British naval affairs has discuss
ed this phase of tho war. The Admiral
upon receiving a United Press repre
sentative, explained that he spoke
only because, knowing Americans in
timately, he has recognized the danger
of a possible misunderstanding In
America becauso of the reticence and 1
secrecy forced upon British official
dom. He pointed out. thai being a
democracy where personal Hbert i.
a reality and military and police
authority is virtually un'felt, England
Is more vulnerable to German sp Ing
than any other nation except Am
erica." Germans Not Fools.
"I don't share the opinion of some of
my countryman that the Germans are.
fools," said Lord Bcresford. "1 don't
fnvor their having that defenso when
the dav of reckoning comes. Every
move of any magnitude Germany has
made to date has been made deliber
ately and thinklngly. She must give an
accounting on that basis.
"Tho controlling Intellects of Germany
know that the sinking of an American
ship, though apparently an accident,
would be an event of the first magni
tude. They know as well a you that It
would be a shell exploded In the maga
zine of Amerlran patriotism. They
know the war wave that swept over
American in 1898 with tho slogan 'Re
member the Maine!' was a mere ripple
In comparison with wiat would engulf
the republic should an unarmed mer
chant ship, flying the American flag,
be sunk by German submarine.
"They know that such an event would
bring America Into the war within a
week.
T rtnn't nredirt to what extreme Ger-
.. ...Ill rrn lll.t I li m rftllflHATll ShC. I
IllllllJ will ,w. ....- . ..... ..- , ,
will not leae to the judgment of a sub-
Will nut nn.v ." ..w -v .. -- - ,
marine commander the Issue of whether
or not America is to Join the ranks of
her ennmles.'
"What possible 'motive rould the
Kaiser or his advisers have In seeking
to involve America?'' I Inquired.
The old sea lighter, whose Irish sense
of humor has not been lost in the flood
of honors, titles, and distinctions he
has received since his fleet commander
broke out the famous "Well done.
Condor." at the bombardment of Alex
andria in 1SS'.'. paused. Rmlllnglv he
searched a cloud of cigar smoke, look
ing for the answer. .....
"Possibly British psychology iau t the
best In the world at this particular mo
ment for analyzing Teutonic motives,"
ho replied. "Rut I "1 venture two
possible answers:
Two Possible Answers.
"Kirst, with America in the war, Ger
many would he In a bettor position to
quit. The Kaiser would be able to save
his face with his people on the ground
that the entire world wits then agalmit
him, and Germany might hope to go
down in history as having enacted tH'
uncU'i-dog role. Sympathy for the under
dog Is often given without analyzing
(Continued on Tenth Page.)
German Soldiers
Insult Americans
Woman's Waist Torn Off Because
She Spoke English,
Is Report.
I.ON'UON, Keb. :a. The Geneva cor
respondent of the Kxpress cabled tor!a
that travelers reaching Basle, Swltzr-
,,. renorted that six Anierlcniih. In-
jriudinc two women, were insulted nndi
maltreated by German soldiers at
I Strapahurg, because they spoke Kligllsh.
One American woman's waist was lorn
completely off In the crowded railway
stat on, the travelers reported. German
officers Ilnally camo to the rescue of
the Americans.
Imported l.n Carollua Chrrutoi, 10c.
Mdt of teat tobacco grown in Cuba. Advt.
Design, Says Briton
WHY BERESFORD THINKS
KAISER WOULD FIGHT U, S.
"With America in the war, Germany would be in a better po
sition to quit. The Kaiser would be able to save his face with his
people on the ground that the entire world was then against him,
and Germany might hope to go down in history as haying enacted
the under-dog role.
"The second, and, I believe, the likelier, reason, is that if
America should participate in the war she necessarily would par-,
ticipate in the peace negotiations. It is unlikely your country
would be invaded or would suffer to the extent the allies have.
Therefore, America would enter the negotiations without the poig
nant hatred naturally affecting those countries where homes have
been invaded, cities' and farms desolated, and people massacred.
"Then, too, Americans don't have the reputation of being re
vengeful. You arc what shall I call it? easy, just as we Brit
ishers are."
(Excerpts from a copyrighted interview with Admiral Lord
Beresford.)
German Torpedo Sinks
Neutral Ship Off Dover
Norwegian Steamer Goes Down in Less Than Fifteen
Minutes Crew of 22 Picked Up by Channel Ves
selsWas Taking Coal to Bordeaux.
LONDON, Feb. 23. Another neutral vessel fell victim today to
the German submarine when the Norwegian steamer Regin was tor
pedoed in the English Channel off Dover. She sank in less than fif
teen minutes. '(-
Several channel ships closed in about her and picked up the
twenty-two members of her crew. They were taken to Dover.
The Regin is the second neutral vessel sent to the bottom by Ger
man submarines since the von Tirpitz under sea blockade against
British merchantmen was launched.
The first victim also was a Norwegian vessel, the Belridgc, which
was torpedoed off Folkestone on February 19. The Regin was sunk
in almost the same spot, indicating that the submarine tcrrois still
constitute a menace to trade.
DISREGARDED GERMAN WARNING.
The Regit) was en route from Ncw-t.inv comment, pending an ofticial re
castle-On-The.T ne to Bordeaux, laden
with coal. She did not heed tho warn
ing of the German admiralty to neutral
vessels to take the route around tho
north of Scotland Instead, she sailed
through the North sea. hugging the
British coast, and was proceeding
through the Channel when attacked.
The sinking of the Belrldge last Fri
day aroused Intense indignation In Nor
way. The second attack upon a Noi
weglan steamer bv German submarines
will bring a protest lodged. In most
emphatic terms from the Norwegian
government, 't te deemed certain here.
Norway it not apt to accept the Ger
man viewpoint that since the Regin dis
regarded the warning not to attempt
a passage of the Channel, she did so
at her own risk. The Norwegian im-
bassv Tiere, however, refuses to make
I
y m y
gS ol 1 1
Drive Moves on Forts
Fresh Battles Begin as German Armies Effect Junc
tion Near Przasnyz Von Hindenburg Advanc
ing on Novo Geor gievsk and Osowiec.
PETROGRAD, Feb. 23. The Germans are making desperate
efforts to press on to the great fortress of Novo Georgievsk, guarding
Warsaw from the north, it was officially admitted here today.
Strong bodies of the Kaiser's troops are passing in a southwest
erly direction along the. Bohr and Narew rivers toward Przasnyz,
where a great German force is concentrating. These comprise several
divisions that participated in von Hindenburg's campaign against the
Russians in East Prussia.
Big battles have begun southwest of Przasnyz, where the Ger
mans from the Mazurian lakes region have effected a junction with
the army moving upon Novo Georgievsk from the northwest in the
Plonsk region. In official circles the new German drive upon Warsaw
ib not viewed with alarm, but the grand duke's forces in this region
are being strongly rc-enforced.
REACH FORT'S OUTER DEFENSES.
'I he lighting around the fortress of
Ufiowicc and west of Groudo continues,
villi the Germans making terrlllc ef
foils to mask the Ossowiec fortress by
swinging around the forts lo the ncith.
Hu do" has ihc enemy approachej lo
Ossowiet thai the guns of Ihe outur clo
ienses Ivcve been hrought Into play.
Tin' lighting ut Ossowlco and mar
Grodno, hiwrxcr. Is icgarded as Inci
dental to the main German mocm-nt
upon Novo GeoSlosk.
Tiie goveriyiitnt nd the Pctroffrid
Port from llio captain or tne Resin.
The lirst report received here from
"over saiu iiiai me coaier naci sunr.
h few miles off that port, but that It '
wns lint known whether Mhrt Imrl het.ii I
torpedoed or hud struck a mine. I first of the ships insured to bo lost,
luttr dispatch stated detlnitely that Though this sum will cut a big slico
the Kegln had been torpedoed by one , in the premiums, the bureau still haa u
of the six German submarines In the good profit. The earned premiums arc
Channel It Is presumed that this I wH over $600,000, and the total preni
information enrne lrom members ot I lums. Including unearned, aic ocr
the crew after thev were landed nl $1 SiO.OOfl.
Dover. A great hole was torn In the!
Itegln's steel hull.
Her captain acertnlned upon an im
mediate examination that It would be
impossible to keep the ship afloat and
ordered the crew to the boats.
The liegtn was a coal carrying ves
sel. She was bound from Newcastle-on-Tylo
to the French port . of Bor
deaux. he was a vessel of 1.SH4 tons,
and was built In l'J13 at Grimstad
y
1if M Vf'OYl'l
press todav make no attempt to con
ceal from tho public tho fact that live
grand duke's army has met with seri
ous levcrses In East Prussia. It was
pointed out. however, that In the Car
pathians the Husslans continue a suc
cessful defense of Important passes.
The InablliU to move re-enforcements
to help the tenth army when It was
recentU caught In the Jaws of von
Hindenburg's trap Is no longer handi
capping the P.i'.ssiiiiis. us thev an. light
ing cloic to their drjt line of fortresses
(Continued en Second Pace.)
DISOBEYED 1
PILOT'S ORDER
President's Information Indi
cates Evelyn's Loss "Trag
ical Accident' and Not
Diplomatic Matter.
War Risk Bureau to Pay Total
of $401,000 on Loss Out of
Total Earning Exceeding
$600,000 for Government.
Upon the captain of the Ameri
can steamer Evelyn falls the blame
for the North Sea tragedy, accord
ing to information which has come
to the attention of the Administra
tion. President Wilson today told
callers that he had been informed
that the captain- of the steamer vio
lated orders in taking a different
course than that which he had
been ordered to follow.
For that reason, he indicated,
the matter takes the form more of
a tragical accident than a matter
for diplomatic representations be
tween this country and thebelliV
er'eirt powers. The President ex
plained that the ship was not de
stroyed in the war zone established
by Germany. '
Position Unchanged.
Regarding the question as to whether
ihe 1 'nlted States would send replies
to the German and English notes relat
ing to the war zone and (lag protests
of the United States, the President stat
ed that the matter had not been defi
nitely decided. At the same time, he
"fated emphatically that nothing in
either of these replies would persuade
the United Slates to alter the charac
ter of its protests.
A total of SIlll.OX) in insurance was
, carried on the hull and cargo of the
, ,tram K.-nivn In iho rinvnnim.nt n.,,-
risk insurance bureau, arid this Is the
The Kvelyn was. Insured just befoie
her present voyage. Policy XX, for
JllH.Om on the hull,, was glen at a
premium of $4,000, and policy Co", on
her cargo of cotton for $301,000, at
premium of $9,030.
The cargo was Insured by the Harrls
Irby Cotton Company, of New York,
and the hull by the Harrls-Irby-Vose
Company.
No Claim Yet Made
No claim has yet been made for th
insuranco by the ownois or shippers.
Though Governmecnt officials say that
there is nothing at this time to Indicate
that the policy will not be paid In full
upon claim, It would seem that tho
statements received by Government of
ficials today to the effect that the cap
tain disregarded orders In the handling
of his ship may complicate matters
somewhat.
Resolutions asking the Secretary of
the Treasury to report regarding thn
ownership of the steamship Kvelyn and
the Insuranco of that vessel by thn
United States, together with H general
statement of tho work of the new Bu
reau of War Risk Insurance In thn
Treasury Department, wore introduced
in the House today by Congressman
Moore, a Pennsylvania Republican.
Mr. Moore directs a full report on th
activities of the War Risk Insurance
Bureau, tho reports to furnish the list
of vessels Insured, those for whom in
surance was refused, the nature of th
cargoes Insured and "all Information
and correspondence relating to the in
surance by tho United States through
the Bureau of War Risk Insurance of
vessels or cargoes destined to bellig
erent countries or to waters where wat
zones have been declared."
"Government Responsible."
In a statement. Congressman Moora
asserts that: ,
"The United States Government seems
to be more ."csponslble than anybodv
else for tho menucc of war which Ihe
Incident of tho Evelyn has omphaslzed.
Tho Administration could not have n.
moic concrete example of tho unwisdom
of Its shipping policy. Tho President
wants us to buy foiclgn ships, and tho
Kvelyn wan a foreign ship built thlrty
tyo years ago. It tits In exactly with
the ship purchase proposition.
"The Administration wants us to gl
mcrlcan registry to foreign zullt ves
sels that arc wrecked and repaired in
merican waters, and hero tha Kvelyn
llln In also. She was wrecked and re
paired in 1S97 and received the full
right to lly the Amerlran flag, a right
greater than tho value of tho ship Itself
when the war broke out. Still It waa
not sufficient to Induce maritime insur
ance companies to protect her nguinst
i arrying conditional contraband into the
war territory What wus needed wa.
(Jow-tnment backim;.
"This Is where the rjcln respondeat
tc the oppoi tunities of out war risk bu
ie.vi which the l'icsldcnt puMiiH
through the House last September Tha
WILSON
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