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Washington, Jan. ?President Wilson
started to Washington from Hot
Springs, Va., tonight to take personal
charge of the nation's foreign affairs
in the new crisis brought about by
the sinking of the British steamship
Persia with the loss of at least one
American life. The situation is rea/%
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most serious to confront this government
since the submarine operations
of the central powers began.
The president will probably lay the
facts thus far established before the
cabinet tomorrow. The destruction of '
the Persia following upon the crisis !
precipitated by the Ancona disaster j
may result in the United States determining
to settle immediately al'l questions
involved in the submarine warfare.
The subject is expected to find
its way to the floor of the house and
senate tomorrow when congress re
convenes after the holidays.
President Wilson decided to cut
short his honeymoon and return to
the capital at once after telephone
conferences with Secretary Lansing
and Mr. Tumulty, his private secretary.
rt was found, however, that he
could not conveniently start until
8:45 tonight. He should arrive at 7
o'clock tomorrow morning.
Ready for Action.
The United States is reported tonight
as being prepared and determined
to take any action that the facts
concerning the Persia may warrant.
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tjmciais are iryiug iu view me 2>nuation
with open minds, but it is apparent
that they are disturbed by the reports
received from consular agents at
Alexandria and Cairo, Egypt.
Every effort will be made to establish
the truth of the report that the
Persia was torpedoed without warning.
Secretary Lansing contemplates taking
no steps until the complete details
Officials find one source of gratifica-1
tion in assurances given by Baron
Erich Zwiedinek, charge of the AustroHungarian
embassy, to Secretary
Lansing during a conference today at i
the state department. Baron Zwiedi-'
tipIt id said tn "havp expressed t/ip be- !
lief that the final explanation of the
latest incident would "be satisfactory.
He is said to have assured the secretary
of his belief that if an Austrian
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submarine commander violated the
principles of international law and the
rules of humanity 'his government
would take action which would fully
satisfy the United States. Baron
Zwiedinek also sought information for
the benefit of his government.
To Seek Miscreant
Secretary Lansing today instructed
Ambassador Penfield at Vienna to
make informal inquiries which migh:
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identity of the submarine which sank
the Persia or the receipt of information
concerning the circumstances of
The secretary acted upon an indi1
cation received from an undisclosed
source that no submarines of other
than Austrian nationality were known
I to be operating near the point where
the Persia went down. No specific
instructions were given to Ambassa
dor renneia. umciais nere are noi
finally convinced that a submarine
' was responsible for the sinking of the
Persia and still see a remote possibility
that the vessel might have struck
! a floating mine.
The report that the liner was carrying
a 4.7-inch gun served to revive
consideration of the position taken by
: the United States in regard to armed
i merchantmen. In the early days of
| the war it was announced that mer!
chant ships belonging to belligerents
| might be allowed to enter and leave
i Amprican waters with suns of 6-inch
calibre or less mounted upon their/
sterns. At that time cruisers of the j
central powers had not been swept
from the seas. Later Great Britain
| and France, at the suggestion of the
j United States, agreed that their ships
i coming into American waters should
j not be armed.
Capable of Resistance.
Since then all war craft of the Tentonic
allies, with the exception of submarines,
have disappeared from the
| high seas. Consequently it is consid- j
ered in some quarters that merchantmen
mounting guns even of smaller
calibre and astern might be considered
prepared for resisting a hostile submarine.
Secretary Lansing and other officials
haive considered this view with great
carefulness. The secretary said today
he was not prepared to announce the
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attitude of the United States on this J
point in the future.
It is undestod that he is waiting |
an opportunity to discuss it with Presidf
The Italian ambassador called on
Mr. Lansing during the afiernoon j
seeking information on the question.
Ke was referred to the position taken
by the United States at the beginning
of the war.
During a later discussion of the sub- j
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Germany had abandoned some time ago ;
its contention that the Lusitania was |
an armed merchantman. This claim !
was originally made in justification of j
the sinking of the ship, and affidavits
were presented to substantiate it. The
affidavits were proved to be false.
The Japanese ambassador, Viscount
Chinda, also called on the secretary.
His purpose was to obtain any details
which might have been received regarding
the sinking of the Japanese
liner Yasaka .
iT'he secretary had received 110 re- j
ports of importance. He indicared
later that no action would be taken
by the United States in that case because
the only passenger aboard thac ,
vessel supposedly of American birth !
was born of American parents in !
China and had never perfected Amer- |
ican citizenship. ;
BEGINS HER DUTIES
AS THE FIRST LADY j
Mrs. Wilson Takes Up Her Work as
Mistress of the White
Washington, Jan. 4.?Mrs. Wood row j '
Wilson took up her duties today as jJ
mistress of trie White House; Soon j'
after she arrived with the president | '
from their honeymoon at Hot Springs
I she was busy with arrangements for
the brilliant social season that opens
Friday night with the Pan-American "
reception in the blue room.
The state department's list dividing J
foreign diplomats between the two- '
diplomatic dinners that will be given ^
this year because of the war was sent
I to the White House during the day. j i
It will be gone over carefully by ihe j 1
| president and Airs. Wilson before it is! <
made public or invitations issued. 11
The task of determining to which ^
of the dinners the representatives here i
of neutral governments should be in- I
vited, which for a time presented a i
difficult problem, was solved by des- s
ignating them alternately from the of- t
ficial diplomatic list. The neutrals un- j.
der this plan will be divided equally a
between the dinners at which repre- 1;
sentatives of the Teutonic and those v
of the entente powers will be present, h
One of the diplomatic dinners will r
be held January 11 and the other Jan- p
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WAS (J ALL A NT YOUNG SOLDIER
Armed a Company of Dragoons Which
Did Valuable Service in Hecoustruetion
rt^nry warren Kicnarctson, wno, |
after having been in failing health for j
a year, suffered an attack of pneu- !
monia a fortnight ago, died at 3:SO j
o'clock yesterday morning at his home j
on Barnwell street. The remains were j
taken to his old home in Hampton
county and interred yesterday afternoon
in Black Swamp Cemetery, where
sleep his ancestors.
Major Richardson was born in Beaufort
district August 21, 1S44, the son
of Dr. Henry Warren Richardson and j
01 dis wue, who was ueiuie nei marriage
Miss Mary Maner. He married
Miss Sarah Aldrich, who with two
sons, Alfred Aldrich .Richardson and
Henry Warren Richardson, Jr., survives
When the War Between the Sections j
broke out, Major Richardson was a
lad of 15, attending school in Culpeper,
Va. He returned to South Carolina
and entered Mount Zion institute,
Winnsboro, then a famous boys' school.
In a short time, however, he cast aside
his hooks and enlisted in the Confed
erate army, becoming a member of the
Charleston Light Dragoons.' Gen. M.
C. Butler was his devoted personal
friend through life. In this branch he
served gallantly until he was captured
at Cold Harbor and carried to Point
Lookout prison. Managing to effect
his escape after six months, he succeeded
in working his way home to
Allendale by way of Savannah and
conducted his mother to Ninety Six
fust in time to escape Sherman's army,
is the result of the raid of which his
iome was burned.
The war over, he planted success-'
"ully in Barnwell county and a nota- !
Die incident in his public and patriotic
service was the selling by him of
>0 bales of cotton in New York with
vhich to purchase 100 rifles for the
nembers of the Richardson Light
dragoons, a military company organzed
by him for the protection of the
iouthwestern part of the state during |
he Reconstruction period. This com>any
figured in the riots of Ellenton
nd Stafford's Cross Roads, at which 1
fitter place a number of prominent 1
rhite citizens were rescued from a i
ouse in which they had been sur- i
ounded by negroes led by Gen. Whipar
Xfoinr "RiAharrisrm hpariiner a.
uard of 600 men, escor.ed Ben. Wade %
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