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MT. VERNON, OHIO, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1916 No. 30
Feeling At Washington That No Dras-
tic Action Will Be Taken
President Will Deal
Washington, April 13. President
Wilson still remains undecided as to
what action he will take In the sub
marine crisis with Germany. The
probability that he -will resort to an
other note as a means, of dealing with
the situation In a comprehensive man
ner has greatly Increased. There is
a distinct feeling that no drastic ac
tion will be taken by the United
States and that the crisis is agnlu
Secretary Lansing declined to af
Arm or deny tho report that another
note was in contemplation. It is un
derstood, however, that ho has al
ready gathered accumulative evidence
tending to show that recent subma
rine attacks have jeopardized Ameri
can lives, and that in addition ho will
ecdeavor to obtain from Berlin a
promise that merchantmen operating
near the Prltish Isles will not be sunk
without warning. In the negotiations
between Secretary Lansing and Count
Von Denittorff, the German ambassa
dor, on the recent Arabic case. Mr.
Lansing pressed the point of obtain
ing the same guarantees for mer
chantmen operating In the British
war zone as Germany conceded for
freighters operating in the Mediterra
nean. Germany refused. Secretary
Lansing is understood to believe that
this point should now be emphasized,
but, according to the German em
bassy, the Imperial government will
make no concessions along this line
ntll Gnat Britain modifies the
DID NOT ATTACK SUSSEX
Germany Justifies Sinking of Five
Berlin, April 13. The German gov
ernment's reply to the American In
quiries regarding tho recent destruc
tion and attacks on five steamers,
has been handed to Ambnssudor
Cincinnati, April 13. S. Jerome
Uhl, Sr seventy-four, one of the most
widely known artists In this section
of tho country, died at his homo in
Walnut Hills. During his life as an
artist ho had painted tho portraits of
many prominent men of the Uaited
States, and a number of his works
are In tho capltol at Columbus and
tho capltol at Washington.
Newark, O., April 13. Of forty-ono
Indictments returned by the grand
Jury, one waB for murder and two for
manslaughter. James Wertz was in
dicted for murder. Augustus Kern
nnd Arthur Grubb are charged with
manslaughter, being hold responsible
for the deaths of Ave men when
Kern's hotel wbb burned two years
ego. Kern also Is charged In seven
Indictments with setting Ore to the
ART ST UHL
With Situation In
Germany denies all blame in con
nection with the explosion on tho
channel steamer Sussex, but admits
that German submarines sank tho
Trolghters Englishman, Manchester
Engineer, Eagle Point and Berwin
dale. These sinkings are defended
as having been legitimate and the
suggestion is made to refer them to
Tho Hague In case this "legality" Is
Oisputed by the United States gov
ernment Germany does hot understand how
the United States can legally object
to submarine operations aimed at
freighters in the war zone which are
being used to bring supplies or mu
nitions to the enemy. Germany's
pledge not to sink liners without
warning any way is not held to apply
to freighters where there are presum
iibjy no Americans aboard. There, are
no passengers on these ships, and If
Ameilcan3 happened to be among the
crew they would be to all intents and
purposes in the services of the en
emy. The conclusion drawn by the for
eign office is that the Sussex, like
the British steamer Tubltanla, struck
8 British mine. The foreign office ex
pects the United States will be en
tirely satisfied with the German ex
planation. GERMANS EMPLOY
French Repel Infantry Attacks
Near Le Mort Homme.
Paris, April 13. The Germans at
tacked the French positions In the
Bols des Caurettee, Just west of Cu
inlerres and between that village and
Lt. Mort Homme. Flaming liquids
were usd as a cover for the attack,
but the Cermaus were repulsed.
This was the only infantry action
ii' the Verdhn sector in the courso
of the" day, although German guns
bombarded the French lines on the
west sido of the river, particularly
Hill 304, the region of Esnes and Lo
Mort Homme constantly, and also
concentrated heavy fire on tho Dounu-c.ont-Vaux
sector. To these bombard
ments the French artillery replied
The attack on the eastern bank of
the Meuse is regarded by French mil
itary writers as intended only to oc
cupy the attention of the French
while the Germans are bringing up
further reinforcements, in order to
continue the assaults agnlnst Le Mort
Homme, Hill 304 and the other ob
stacles confronting them on the west
ern bank of the river.
Willis Names Mother's Day.
Columbus, April 13. Governor WIU
lis In a proclamation expressing a
beautiful tribute to motherhood, set
aside Sunday, May 14, as Mother's
day 'Ho asks that flags be displayed
on public buildings and that citizens
wear "a bright flower for mothers liv
ing and a white flower for mothers de
parted." Claims to Be Wife of Thaw.
St. Louis, April 13. Declaring that
she was married to Harry K. Thaw In
Buffalo Oct. C, 1902, nnd lived with
him until December, 1003, Christina
Thaw of St, Louis filed suit for di
vorce in the circuit court hero askliiK
maintenance and the custody of tbrlr
twelve-year-old daughter, Lady (Iwen
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April 18 was set some time ago as rated a sensation. Lieutenant Berg,
the date for the libel proceedings commanding' the Moewe and fighting
against the former British steamer the attempt io return her to her orlg
Appam, now lying off Newport News, linal British owners, asserts that the
Va., In charge of a German prize Appam was In an unseaworthy condl
crew. The arrival of the Appam In tlon when she put Into Hampton
American waters, after her capture j
by the German sea raider Moewe, ere
El Paso, Tex., April 13. Cyanide of
potassium, ono of tho deadliest of
poisons, was found in many of the
small streams In the Sierra Madres
when the American forces first march
ed through that section on the hunt
for Pancno Villa and his bandits. Car
cases of dead animals hod also been
dragged Into many o! the water
courses to contaminate the water.
This Information was confirmed by a
chemist, vlre accompanied the Amer
ican troops on their expedition for
the purpose of analyzing the water.
The cyanide of potassium was found
In one stream in such amount to have
killed every man In the expedition
if the soldlors hr.d drunk oZ the water
before an analysis had been made,
Columbus, April 13. Dr. Emorlch
Ritter, self-confessed German confi
dential agent, will show at the peni
tentiary that he can make dyestuJIs,
and also produce a very high qual
ity of gasoline.
Dr. Ritter Is a skilled chemist and
asserts he is the inventor of "liquid
fire." "I worked In a Geiman dye
factory as confidential chemist and 1
positively know tho process," said
Mrs. Ritter, wife of the prisoner, is
on her way to Columbus from Clove
land wltn small quantities of ma
terial with which Dr. Ritter declared
hr will demonstrate that valuable irjo
stuffs, now so scarce In this country,
tun bo made tro... cheap products.
Warden Thomas also hus given him
permission to work on his plan of at
stiactiug gasoline of a high quality,
non-volatile, from nituial gas Dr.
Ritter was arrested In Cleveland last
Roads on Feb. 1 and he had a right
Several mining companies in the re
gion reported thefts of this deadly
poison from their concentrating
Boys Suspected of Burglary.
MarioD, O.. April 13. Bloodhounds
were put on thi trail of burglars who
entered the Thlbauts & Mautz storo
pnd stole $300 worth of razors and
knives. Boys are suspected. Tho
same store was entered a week ago.
Theater Boat Sinks.
Cincinnati, April 13. The theater
l'oat "New Idea," a floating moving
picture vessel, sunk in the Ohio ilvcr,
pfter it orashed head-on onto a pier
of the Southern bridge, near the Ken
fall for alleged complicity In tne
Welland canal plots. The charge was
Inter changed to carrying concealed
Toledo, April 13. Mrs. Joseph Bea
leskl. seventy five, -was run down by
a motorcycle and. her skull fractured.
Ignatz Nowenski, the motorcycle
driver, Is held by the police, ponding
the outcome of Mrs. Boaleskl's injuries.
APPAM TO BRITISH
OF HEfZ SFIIL.OR.S
to seek refuge in an American port.
He reported a few days ago that the
vessel was leaking badly with four
feet of water In her hold. Berg says
she was damaged by going ashore off
Dakkar, Africa, Just before her cap
ture by the German raider Moewe.
Alliance, O., April 13. Interurban
cara and Alliance city lines are tied
up following a strike by sixty-one em
ployes of the Star Electric and Cleve
land, Alliance and Mahoning Valley
railroads. Tho men are demanding
Increases ranging from 8 to 20 per
cent and recognition of the Amalga
mated Association of Street and Elec.
trie Railway Employes. Their pres
ent wage is from 21 to 27 cents an
Dayton, O., April 13. This city has
a genuine case of leprosy Jacques
J. Vasquez, a failor. Is the victim The
discovery was made by the board of
health a few days ago, hut the fact
was suppressed until the state board
of health had passed upon the ques
tion. That body confirmed the diag
nosis or the Dayton boaid.
Toledo, April 13. The congested
condition of freight hero led to tho
estobllshment of temporary embar
goes against shipments from nearby
towns. The Now York Central de
clared an embargo of three days on
goodtf being shipped on Ohio lines.
Tho congestion is mainly on business
houses. All Toledo roads are practic
ally In tho samo difficulty, It was announced.
DOES NOT SATISFY
British Note on Seizure o! Pas
sengers From American Boat.
TO CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS
No Precedent, In Secretary Lansing's
Opinion, Which Would Justify the
Seizure On the Ground That the
Men Had Engaged In Plots In the
Far East Great Britain's Conten
tion. Washington, April 13. Great Bri
tain's note on tho seizure of thirty
eight Austrlans, Germans and Tnrks
from the American steamer China,
Bear Shanghai, does not close the
case to the satisfaction of the United
It was said at the state department
tuat tne seizures probably would be
the subject of further correspondence
coon. Secretary Lansing is oZ the
opinion that there Is no precedent
which would uphold Great Britain's
ettempt to Justify the seizure on the
ground that tho men had engaged In
plots In the far east, and were on
their way to Manila to continue their
efforts against the allies.
The position of the United States is
ttat subjects of a belligerent govern
ment may not bo removed from an
American vessel on the high seas
oven though they properly may be
considered military persons but not
actually members of the armed forces.
The note was made public by the
state department It follows the line
of argument previously indicated, and
contends that the persons were not
clothed with the immunity which
would attach to enemy subjects who
merely were traveling.
Great Britain alleges that the pris
oners were ensaged for some time
past In the collection and transmls.
Blon of arms and ammunition, both
for clandestine transmission to India
end, if possible, for the arming of a
ship to play the part of a far eastern
Moewe, and were bound for Manila
to continue their work, having been
exposed to the British authorities at
The neutrality of the United States
would have been compromised, the
note contends, had the prisoners per
formed the acts they had In contem
plation. Their acts. It Is contended,
deprived them of protection from the
American flag, under which they were
The British government argues that
the removals were perfectly Justified
r.nd trusts that the United States will
not feel further disposed to contend
LIVE STOCK AND GRAIN
EAST BUFFALO, April 1.
Cattle Prime .steers, J3 35i10: ship
ping, ?8 D0W9 50; butchers, J" 3009 30;
heifers' J6 BOfTS "5; cows, ?4 1E&7 65;
bulls, J5 25J?7 7R; fresh cows nnd spring
em, JSO01OO; caUeh, JtOll !5.
Hoss Heavy $10 05010 10; mixed, 10
610 10; Yorkers, 9 25010 IE; pigs, $8 75
9; rough. 195? 9 10 stac. J8 5007 B0.
Sheep and Lamb-Yeirllnes, in 50
10 75; jvethi-rs, JPfiO 50; ewrs H9;
mixed sheep, J 75?9 25- lamM. ?SJ?12.
Receipts Cnttle, 100; hoss, 1,600; sheep
and lambs, 2,400,'
CHICAGO, April 13.
Cnttle Native beef steers, $7 90010;
stockers and feeders', $5 !10PS 55; cows
and heifersi. $4 1009 10; calves, J7 25010.
Hog Light, "J11 20(39 7.V mixed, $9 25
9 75; heavy, f 1509 75; roughs, J9 13
9 SO; pigs, $7 2c0S 75
Sheep nnd Lnmbs Wethers, $7 9 40;
tambs, ?7 75011 DO.
Receipts Cattle, 12.000; hogs. 13.000;
sheep and lambs, 14,000.
CLEVELAND, April 13.
Cattle Choice fat steers, $S 5009;
butcher steers, i'ii" 75; hetfers, J70S:
bulls, $607; cons, 5 5007 50; calves,
Hogs Yorkers, J9 50; heavies, J9 80.
mediums, 9 80- rigs. $S 75; roughs, $8 85;
tags, $7 25.
Sheep and I-ambs Wether?, $707 60;
lambs, $7 5009 65.
Receipts Cattle, 200; hoes, 1,500; sheep
and lambs, 1,000; calves, 250.
PITTSBURGH, April IS.
Cattle Choice fat steers, J909 50;
butcher steers, $8 25S 65; heifers. 73
7 50; cows, J6 7607 50; bulls. $606 65;
top cnlves, $11.
H0gs Heavies, $10010 05; heavy York
ers, $10 05010 12H; light Yorkers, $o 25
9 50; rlg. $s ?E9-
Sheep and Lambs Top sheep, $7 SO;
top lumbs, $10.
Receipts Hog, 2,000; sheep and lambs,
1,000; calves, 100.
CINCINNATI, April 13.
Cattle Steels, S5 5009; heifers, $5 50SJ
8 75; cows, S4 fC&7 25; calves, $5010 75
Hogs Packris and butchers, $9 600
9 90; common to rholce, $6 2509 50; pl.fs
nnd lights. $" ".0, stags. $6?7.
Sheep and ljimh Sheep, 54 50p3;
lambs, JS011 25.
BOSTON, April 13.
Wool Ohio nnd Pennsylvania fleeces.
Iielalne washed. 10c. half blood combing,
86037c three-flRhtlis blood combing, -Wc;
dt-i'Alne unwashed ".4c.
TOLEDO, April 13.
Wheat. $1 26- corn, 77!c; oats, 47?ic;
clover seed, $10 27li-
is U. S. Army Situation In
Pershing's Line Now Strung Out
For Five Hundred Miles,
MILITIA MAY BE SUMMONED
Uncle Sam Must Secure Use of Mex
ican Railways For Transporting of
Supplies or Employ Additional
Troops No Stock Taken In' Re
ports of Villa's Death Mexican Sit
uation. EI Paso, Tex., April 13. Mllltla or
ome states, probably those of tho
southwest, will have to be summoned
for Mexican duty unless the United
States army retires from Mexico or
secures the use of the Mexican rail
ways for transporting all supplies, ac
cording to information in military cir
cles on the border.
With the information received here
from the bouth that General Per
shing's advance had proceeded south,
of Parral in its hunt for Pancho Villa
and his bandits, it was established la
the minds of aray men that ae must.
have more forces in a short time or
retire from the field. The line of
communication is strung out now for
almost SOU miles, over some of the
most uncertain country on the conti
nent, and the small number of troops
in the expedition makes it impossiblo
to much longer maintain It in safety.
That General Pershing takes little
stock in the circumstantial stories
told by the natives of the death of thn
bandit leader is evidenced by his ac
tivity In pressing his forces south
after the fleeing band, last known to
be In the company of Villa himself.
The exact location of these troops
was not given, but a message abso
lutely authentic said they were south,
of Parral This message came from
the same sources as one which report
ed the command last seen with Villa
as fleeing for Guadalupe Calvo.
Bandit Raid Reported In Vicinity of
San Diego. Cal., April 13. Several
Americans have been killed or
wounded in bandit raids in the vicin
ity of Guaymas, Sonora, according to
a naval radio message received here.
The message was forwarded to the
navy department at Washington and
resulted in an order to the cruiser
Denver, now at San Bias, state or
Teplc, to steam for the Sonora sea
port and investigate. The Denver
was en route from Corlnto, Nicaragua,
to San Diego.
The supply steamer Glacier, now
at Mazatlan, Mex is expected to ar
rive here early next week with a
number of refii;ees, who ere reported
ti havp nd from the interior of Slna
loa becaupe of unsettled conditions.
Villa Led Raid.
El Paso Tex. April 13. A baud of
Villa follower numbering several
hundred, and possibly 1,000, have
racked Sierra Mojada, five miles
across the Coahuila line and eighty
miles east of Jirainez. destroying
many thousands of dollars' worth of
American property and looting the
town of everything of value. It is be
lieved Villa led the raid.
Child Swallows Pin.
Fremont, O., April 13. Four-year-old
Gwendolln Weiker died after swaU
lewing a pis.
Columbus, April 13. Appointment
of Dr, G. H. Williams of Columbus as
acting superintendent of the Colum
bus state hospital to fill the vacancy
created by the death of Dr, C. F. Gil
liam, killed in an automobilo accident
was made by T. B. Davey of the boaru
of administration and later was ap
proved by the other members. Dr.
Williams has been first assistant su
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