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EL PASO. TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING. MAY 10. 1915.
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Gen. Villa Claims Obregon Is
General Of the North Lays
Claim To Big Victory in
SA YS HECAPTURED
Asserts That Obregon Left
Many Dead and Injured
HT HAVE routed the balk of Obre-
I son's arm of 25.000 men. from
their pos't.ons south of this city.
and the have fallen back fie miles toi
maKe another stand: The cause of Jus
tice records another triumph!"
The above Is a copy of a telegram
sent to an El Paso friend by Gen. Fran-
i-co Villa. The telegram is dated May
" 0 and was sent from the city of Leon.
rjanajuato. which Obregon claimed as
Ieac7 quarters last week
Tin message followed a message
f- im (Jen Villa Sunday night in which
lie claimed a v.clory over one wing of
i r Obregon arraj . which Gen. Villa
Eai.I hid left ner 300 dead on the field
battle in addition to losing much ar-
f 'If -- I
vnia. -n no nas Deer quietly or-i-
ir zinj? his r.chting machine for the
j.it three weeks, seems to have cess
tlctcd nis elaborate prcpeiattons -for- a
decisive battle with Obregon'4 forces,
rf a taken the initiative again t the
-i-i-aioista army which so severely de-
ted the Conentionist troops at Ce-,
3. a a month ago
Ai wording to messages received here
n few dai s ago from Villa, bis first in
f tirn was to make a stand at Aguas-
iiieites. expecting that Obregon in
t -d to advance northward with his
a -ray ;
Obregon Draws Villa Out.
It appears, however, that Obregon.
If-irmnc that Villa bad concentrated all
1" fighters at Aguaecallentes, instead
.f adancinir northwardus was expect
ed entrenched his army south of Ijton
t a-wait Villa's next move. MnA ne.
son followed up his victory at Celaya,
ir ,.- beheed that he would have com
pleter routed Villa's army, but nis four
w. ek hesitation.- enabled the north
n leader to coscentrate all of his
lun eS replenish his ammunition chest
n d otherwise prepare a larger and bet-te-
fighting machine tjian Obregon'.
'Uas telegram indicates that his
-m has Obregon's men on the run.
predicting that the shameful rout jfCe
li will be fullv vindicated.
tdvanee Commenced Saturday.
' ' i Villa began the advance against
CH reiron's arm; Satgrday. according to
another messasre received hv th
friend on Snndav morning. In this tele-
Fam nia reported tnat. with -a loss
..f Z" dead and more than 706 woundeJ.
iv. left wing of Gen. Alvaro Obregon's
a-irn was destroyed Saturday by Villa
forces after a bloody battle 11 miles
a uth of Leon. Cannon, machine guns
and a large quantity of arnmunftien
were captured by the Villietas, and
obreeons troops retreated in disorder
toward Silao, headquarters of the Car
rarza commander and base of opera
V. ,nrr his army Between 10.0OO and
1- 000 men were engaged in the Jattle.
it is estimated. Villa's losses, he sakL
wert erv small
Decisive Battle Is On.
Th news of the fighting is taken to
v.r e uecwrve oattle of the
A illa-Oarranza struggle has began, aft
er nearly a month of preparation by
tx.ti, armies. Wednesday Villa an
r.unced that within 48 hours his
t- .ops would be in contact with the
enemv. Sunday's message was sent
1- -h northern leader from AgAas
c lntes. Unofficial reports this
morning from tne south brought news
that Villa hd transferred his 'head
quarters to Leon, 60 miles south, and
Lis whole army of 75,000 men is nor
within 20 miles of Obregon's positions.
Aviator ' timed the Trick.
Amtrican aviators who have served
i ilia's aviation corps, said todax
that it -was the work of an aeroplane
- ut whirh was responsible for Villa's
i-ictun Saturday The air machine,
tl " slated, was ent up Saturday
morning b Gen Feline Aneelea -n-h
commanded the Villa troops, and
brought him accurate information re
irarding the numbers and position of
the Carranclstas in front of him." This
.nfoimation coupled with the handling
of artillerj by Angeles's subordinates,
jrae Villa, a victory after five or six
Mutiny In Obregon Camp. -Among
the Carranxa dead, according
to Villa's dispatch, was a Yaqui lieu
tent colon e on whose body were found
documents showing that there was
mutinv brewing among Can-sum'-
troojis. Xhe papers disclosed that the
Taqui contingent of Obregon's armr.
about 0000 strong, had Mb.lniK '
Ta.d for their services and had an-
T,nr. th. ,-j- .. .ri
would quit the field unless paid lmme
daately "This confirms stories told
to us by prisoners." said Villa's dis
patch It was not learned who com
manded the Carranxa, wing.
Capmany Sees Obregon.
Rafael Zubaran Capmany. secretary
of industry on the Carranxa cabinet,
was reported as having fcft Vera Crui
for Irapuato to confer with General
Obregon regarding the establishment of
riwl government in the territory re
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TEXANS CONDEMN GERMAN ACTION
Tte War-At a Glance
FURTHBR victory for the
Austro-German forces in Ga
licia was reported today in
a dispatch from the Austrian press
headquarters. Having completed
the first stage of the battle by
breaking the Russians' lines in
western Galicia, the Teutonic allies
were said to have begun an attack
along the Carpathians further to
the east, driving back the Russians
between Lupkow and Uzeok passes.
It was estimated that the Rus
sian prisoners taken in western
Galicia would be increased to
German Raid Checked
The German advance in the
Baltic provinces of Russia was re
ported at Copenhagen toiave been
checked. Strong Russian forces op
erating from Mitau were credited
with having compelled the retreat
of the Germans.
llerial Raid on England
An aerial raid within 49 miles of
London was made early today. Va
rious conflicting reports were re
ceived from the Essex coast, one of
which said serious damage of prop
erty and some loss of life had been
caused by bombs dropped by the
raiders. It was reported also that
four Zeppelins took part in the
raid. Another dispatch, however,
said that while several aircraft
teok part, it had not been noticed
whether they were Zeppelins or
aeroplanes. The citizens of South
End. Westcliff-on-Sea and Leigh
apparently have been attacked.
Italy to Decide Quickly
The Kalian government now is
expected to reach shortly its decis
ion for or against war. In this
connection Rom3 regards as of
significance the visit to the capital
of aignor Giolitti, former premier
and a member of the neutralist
group It is reported in Rome that
if Italy decides to enter the war
she will do so by declaring war on
The situation in Flanders and the
Arpain... wafe the critical -battles
of the precept phase of ike
war are being fought, is still ob
scure. On the western front, both
the Germans and their opponents
claim considerable gains.
London. Eng. May 10. Two Zeppelin j
and. aeroplanes are reported to have
dropped bombs on Westcliff-on-Sea.
near South End, but no fatalities have
Warning of the approach of hostile
aircraft was given South End at 2:52
o'clock this morning. Several machines
took part in the raid but whether they
were Zeppelins or. aeroplanes the resi
dents were unable to state as the
weather was eloatdy. Bombs struck
houses in Various parts of the town
but no deaths have been reported. On 5
man and his wife were badly burned in
a fire started by an incendiary bomb."
One resident told of three bombs drop
ping near his home, none of which
It Is reported that several shops were
burned at Leigh, a town near South
End. Four Zeppelins are said to have
dropped 40 or 50 bombs there.
Sixty bombs were dropped at South
End, but most of them fell on the. beach
or la tner places where they exploded
harmlessly. One bomb dropped near a
ship ozr wliich were 1200 German clvi-
nans wno naa neen interned.
A British aeroplane went in pursuit
and drove the aircraft out to sea. A
report was received from Romford that
a Zeppelin had been seen in that neigh
borhood, apparently in difficulties.
ENGLAND SUPPRESSES NAMES
OF VESSELS IN NAVY LIST
London. Eng-. May 10. The first of
ficial navy list ever Issued without the
names of the ships has, just appeared.
It-wsis-evWently considered necessary to
conmal from tbe Germans any data
which might reveal the full strength
of the British navy.
The list of officers and men on active
service covers 88 pages of double col
umns, while the Royal Naval reserve
and the volunteer naval reserve occu
pies"! pages more. A large number of
the volunteer reservists hold temporary
commissions. Among them are the fol
lowing rated as lieutenant commanders:
bThe duke of Manchester, the duke of
Westminster, Filson Toung, novelist;
D. C. Calthorp, novelist: Lord Lough
borough, of Olympic games fame; L. G.
Chiozza-Money. the writer on econom
ics, and others.
There are several sages of names of
women, composing jueen Alexandra's
Royal Naval Nursing service.
ITALIAN PARLIAMENT WILL
ASK FULL POWER TO ACT
Paris, France, May 10. The Temps
today publishes a dispatch from Rome
."WS JW tne council oi. nunisiers
",7,, ,n rt-M.r.T.
meat for foil t wers in dealing will
meat for full i wers in dealing with
the lareign and military policies of the
AJIURJC.INS IX DANGER
AS TURCO-KURDS ATTACK
TiHic, Trans-Caucasus, Ma'"- 10.
Thirty American missionaries are in
KiaVv danger in the nilavet of Van,
wharf fore two weeks the Armenians
assault by Kaurds and Turks who have
have Veen defending the town against
fired IT.009 shells upon the defenders.
Th ImMifln defence snnMr. in a
F. S. Pearson Died, "The El Paso
SIX RESOLUTIONS SUE GIRTS
ILIISITIA FIR TRUSTS
Dallas Senator Urges Sever
ing Of Diplomatic Rela- '
lions With Germany.
TO UPHOLD WILSON
New Educational Bill Intro-
troduced; Capitol Repair
Bill Passes Senate.
AUSTIN, Tex.. May 10. Ste resolu
tions were Introduced today in
the Texas legislature, fhre In the
senate and one in the bouse, touching
on the sinking of the Lusltania.
The resolution In the house went
over until tomorrow, while the five in
the senate were referred to a special
committee of five senators to make a
Probably the most drastic of these
resolutions is a concurrent resolution
by senator McNealus, of Dallas, which
characterizes the sinking of the Lusl
tania, by a vessel of the German navy
as "unparalleled in modern times in the
'wantonness, tne crueltv and the dis-
j regard of all civilized human prompt
ings. It also provides for tbe sever
ance of all diplomatic relations with
Wonld Sever Relations.
Continuing, the resolution says:
"That while expressing entire confi
dence in the canaclty and patriotism
of president Wilson and the national
administration, we feel that In order
to properly encourage president Wil
son and the national administration In
this great emergency ox international
relationship, it is the opinion of the
legislature -of Texas that It is now the
duty of the United States government
at once to sever all diplomatic rela
tions with the German government,
and to, employ such other measures as
the situation in its juagmem may jus
tify, in maintaining the dignity and
tinnoe of- thin renubHc"
The other four resolutions were in
troduced by senators jacuresor, raBc
Suiter and Westbrook. and were all
more or less pacific in their terms,
pledging president Wilson "Our loyal
aqd undivided support in his efforts to
uphold the dignity and honor of this
Resolution Adopted Is Milder.
The committee of five senators re
ported the adoption of a simple resolu
tion, the text of which follows: "Where
as, the destruction of the Lusitanla and
the awful loss of life incident thereto,
including many of our own citizens, has
skiwicMl the world and brought the
United States face to face with the I
greatest crime of the! present European
war. therefore be It
-Resolved, that the senate of Texas
reposes the utmost confidence in the
wisdom, patriotism and firmness of the
president of the United States in the
present critical situation, and pledges
its support to him in any course he sees
fit to take Jn this emergency to uphold
the dignity and honor of the United
This resolution was unanimously
adopted by the senate, and the secre
tary of the senate was directed to send
a copy to the president of the United
tn Educational Rill.
In the senate today, senator Cowell
introduced the new or substitute edu
cational appropriation bill, which car
ries $6,i8,HS for the educational in
stitutions for the next two fiscal years.
This is an increase of $L509,06 over
the original" educational bill introduced.
New Normal Bill.
Senator Suiter introduced a bill for
the establishment of the three state
normals. This is the same measure as
passed at the last regular session, with
the exception of a provision relative to
the locating board.
This new bill provides that the gover
nor, lieutenant governor and attorney
general shall constitute the board, thus
eliminating tbe two citizens which the
supreme court was supposed to select,
and declined to name.
Capitol Repair 111II Paaaea.
The Clark bilL making an appro
priation of fll5,0M for the repair of
the capltol, came up as pending busi
ness, and was passed finally. Senator
Page then obtained the final passage
of his bill appropriating 10,000 to pur
chase tbe site of the first capital of
Texas, at old Washington, in Washing
Consideration of the governor's bill
making ? 1,000,000 appropriation for the
country schools, occupied the atten
tion of the house during the entire
Xew formal BUT Planned.
In accordance with the suggestion of
the governor, a bill is to be introduced
in the house amending the act of the
last legislature Drovidine- for the es
tablishment of three new state normals.
The amendment will provide that the
governor shall name the two citizens on
tbe board, which the supreme court de
clined to do. The locating board will
then consist of the governor, lieutenant
governor, attorney general and two citi
zens to be named by the governor.
There are some of the members of the
legislature, however, who favor having
the board of regents of the four white j
state normals constitute the locating
Poor Man Is at Disadvan
tage in Litigation With
Washington, D. C May 10. Labor
and the law was the topic today be
fore the federal industrial relations
commission with chief justice Walter
Clark of the North Carolina supreme
court as the first witness.
Courts, justice Clark thought, were
inclined to favor corporations in liti
gation with a poor man, because judges
and lawyers have not kept pace with
progressive legislation and the trend
of public opinion.
Justice Clark contended "economic
interest of lawyers in extending the
delays of the law" was one of the
principal causes of delay of justice,
which often becomes a denial of jus
tice. Referring to court decisions against
labar boycotts. Mr. Weinstoek asked If
justice Clark did not believe labor boy
cotts should also be held illegaL
"No. sir." said the justice, "the la
borer and the capitalists are tot on
a parity. The laborer, with his wife
and children to support, is not 'in the
same economic position as Rockefeller
Tokio Japan Ma 10 The Japanese
government has announced the caneel
attosi ef its mi Itsry moreaVente- with
respect to China. China has announced
the acceptance of the'demands of Japan
as contained in the Japanese ultima
tum issued last week. Negotiations
will continue between Pekin and To
kio relative to points still remain
ing in debate, including that section of
the original demands known as group
Station Agent, Paid
$25,000 a Year, Dies
Morgan City, La., Hay ltL Randolph
Natili. a widely known railroad man,
and whose connection with the South
ern Pacific was unique, died here to
day at the age ef 71 years. His official
connection with the line was station
agent at this small town, his homel but
be never denied reports that his salary
was $25,000 a year.
Many years ago he attracted the at
tention of Collis P. Huntington, who on
various occasions sent him to Wash
ington, but he never gave up his posi
tion of station agent.
CANNOT DO BUSINESS UNTIL
ALL STOCK IS FULLY PAID UP
Austin, Tex, May 10. It was held
toaay by the attorney general's depart
ment In an opinion to the commissioner
of insurance and banking that a for
eign insurance company, chartered to
engage in miscellaneous lines of in
surance, must have all of its authorized
capital stock fully paid up before it
can be granted a permit to transact
business In Texas; aso that casualty.
sureti, fidelity- and guaranty com
panies cannot issue a policy in excess
of 10 percent of their capital without
reinsuring the excess; further that the
directors of a mutual fire Insurance
company cannot amend the bylaws
after once adopted, but that such
amendments must be made by the
NEW RULING ON CEMENT RATES
IN CAR LOTS FROM EL PASO
Austin. Tex., May 10. The railroad
commission has issued an order or rul
ing applying to rates on cement in car
loads. This order provides that rates
on this commodity between El Paso and
common point territory shall not be
higher than from points on the Kansas
City, Mexico and Orient railway to
points between San Angelo and Alpine,
but between the latter points thediffer
ential rates are to be added to destina
tion. This ruling makes clear a for
mer ruling on this subject by the rail
MAY TOTAL $100,000,000
New York. May 10. With Alfred G.
Vanderbilt virtually given up for lost,
as a Lusitanla victim, there was some
speculation today as to the probable
disposal of his vast estate, estimated
at between 275.000,000 and 2100,000,000.
SUPRESIB COURT "rHOLDS
CALIFORNIA BANK LAW
Washington, l. C, May 10. The su
preme court affirmed today toe de
cision of the California supreme court
upholding the constitutionality of the
California bank law. under which the
state superintendent of banks may take
possession or unsound banks without
prior court proceedings.
OK PRESIDENT IS DENIED.
Washington. B. C, May 10.
It was persistently rumored to
day that president Wilson bad
been assassinated. This report
was denied by the Associated
Press as unfounded.
RUSTLERS II TIE 'IE BEND"
H. J. Simmons SfocMiolder
in New Line From
fi-ila. "RpTld Tn AlO
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Phoenix. Ariz, May 10. Articles of
incorporation for the Tucson Cor
nelia Railroad company were filed to
day with the corporation commission.
The capital stock is $3,(00.004. all sub
scribed In equal parts by nine incor
porators. Among the incorporators are: H. J.
Simmons of El Paso, Walter Douglas
of Bisbee. and Michigan and New York
The line is to be 175 mile long, from
Tucson to Oila Bend, by way of AJ.
The fact that all the stock is sub
scribed, leads to the belief here that
construction is to commence at oi.ee.
Tbe road will be built only from Gila ;
Bend to Ajo and not from Tucson to
Ajo, according to W. M. Johnson, chief j
clerk to the general manager of the
El Paso and Southwestern system. "It ',
was originally planned to build tbe road j
from Tucson, but the plan was changed I
and the 35 miles of line was decided f
upon from Gila Bend 10 Ajo. The sur- I
ey has been made. I understand, and
vr,u-lr ,!! v.Mt,ttlu .ar h, vail ...
I the construction of a standard gage
railroad. The road is being built by
the C & A. Htuta com puny and wm
not connect with the Southwestern."
GERMANS AT MITAU
London. Eng. May io Tbe Exchange
Telegraph company publishes a dis
patch from its Copenhagen correspond
ent declaring that the Germans have
met a severe check to tbe westward
of Mitau. capital of the Russian
province of Cburland. Numerous forces
of Russians in strong positions
compelled them to retreat.
The French war office at Paris this
afternoon gave out a statement on the
progress of hostilities, which says:
."Three new German attacks to the
north of Lombaertxyde were repulsed
"IY the east of St Georges our ma
stoe fusileers took possession of tbe
anion farm, very strongly fortified by
the Germans, and also of a position
farther east. They made about 30
"Dunkirk was again bombarded this
morning at about 0 oclock. two shells
"In the region north of-Arras we have
maintained the important gains re
ported In the communications of yes
BRITISH POSTAL CLERKS ASK
INCREASED PAY; ARE REFUSED
London, Eng., May If. The British
postmaster general has definitely re
fused to grant the request of the pos
tal employes for a war bonus of a dollar
a week to meet the increased cost of
living caused bv the war. Tb himn.
asked for was to be paid only to work
ers receiving less than 120 a week.
The postmaster geceral stated that
the rise in the cost of living is not by
itself a sufficient reason at the present
time, for Increasing- wages. He regards
this rise as a burden which must be
shared in common by all classes in the
country. Moreover, he explains, com
pliance with this request from the post
office workers would necessitate cor
responding grants to all goveisment
employes of a similar status and would
therefore impose a very heavy burden
on the treasury.
The postal employes are arranging
for protest meetings with the object of
urging the cabinet to reconsider, its de
cision. GERMAN VICTOrTcOMPLETE;
nuaaiAn fKiSUNERS 100,000
Press headquarters of the Austrian
Army, est Galicia. May 10. The first
stage of the battle of west Galicia
has been virtually concluded. The vic
torious troops under the lead of the
uciuutu senerai. August von Macken-?n-
K ... successfully breaking
through all three fortified lines of the
Russian front, are assembling and re
forming for a new offensive. Seventy
thousand prisoners -already hare been
The number of prisoners in this part
of the battle in Galicia will k. in.
creased, it is estimated here, by 20,006.
Between CO and 70 guns have been cap
tured, but, as was the case in the bat
tle of the Mazurlan lakes in February,
it is believed it is only a small part
of the guns left behind in concealed
NO WELCOME IN ROME
Pans. France. May 10 A hostile
demonstration, showing Rome's inclina
tion toward war, was accorded Suncay
to former premier Giolitti on his arrival
in Rome, according to a Uavas agency
The demonstration was due to a ru
mor that there would be a last moment
maneuver by the neutralist section of
parliament of which Giolitti is a mem
ber, to require tbe ministry to consult
the parliamentary authorities, includ
ing Giolitti before it announced Its
final decision with regard to Italy
y LPINE. Tex, May 10. In a fight
i with Mexican smugglers, which
occurred Saturday about SO miles
below Boquillas, this county, a party of
state rangers. United States river
guards and inspector Hawkins, of the
two of the Mexicans and probably
j For some time cattle thieves and
"' raid, which culminated in the des-
. peraie iiznt 01 saiuroay nigni.
One of the Mexicans, a lieutenant
colonel in Carranza's army, was killed
by ranger Will Ford Bates and river
guards Dowe and Wadsworth. The
other Mexican, whose identity has not
been established, was killed in a des
perate duel with Inspector Red Haw
kins of the Texas Cattle Raisers' asso
ciation. More than 0 head of stolen cattle
have been recovered and several well
known citisens of the "Big Bend" eoam-,
try are under arrest.
All of the officers connected with
the fight escaped injury.
L FRAI IS AGAIN
Atlanta, Ga, May 10 Leo M. Fran"
today was resentenced to be hanued
en Tuesday, June V, frtr thn nwrr
of Mary Fnaa-an.
When judge Hill waved Frank If he
bad anything to. say, the prisoner stood
erect and, without referring to his
written statement, declaimed it with
Mrs. Frank, who sat at a table with
her husband's attorney, bowed her head
upon her arms on the table and sobbed.
REFERENDUM TO BE INVOKED"
AGAINST JURY COSTS BEL
Phoenix. Arix., Mar 10. Petitions in-
voking the referendum against senate
bill No. 2 have been placed in circula
tion by the Arizona State Federation of
Labor. This law, passed by the second
legislature at its regular session, re
quires that in all eases the toeing party
to a civil suit nay the jury costs. As
these costs are nevar less than $2 a day
for each juror. laboring men claim that
such a statute would work a great
hardship upon poor litigants and often
would prevent persons with legitimate
claims going into court to collect what
is justly due them.
None of the petitions have been filed
with the secretary of state, but labor
leaders claim that nearly enough sig
natures have been secured.
GERMANS ARE WARNED TO
KEEP AWAY FROM EXCHANGE
London. Eng., May 10. Between 2M
and 300 British members of the stock
exchange have mobilised to prevent,
forcibly if necessary, the entry of any
Germans who might be brave enough
to attempt to make, their way into the
house In disregard of the warning I
issued by the stock exchange commit- I
iw an vising mem to remain away.
Excitement ran high around the ex
change and a huge crowd collected in
the vicinity in the expectation of dis
orders. Only a handful of naturalized
Germans appeared in the neighborhood,
however, and thev did not attemnt to
enter the exchange. They were hustled
away through Throgmorton street and
warned not to return.
DIGGS AND CAMINETTI
AnE DENIED RETRIAL
San Francisco. . Calif, May 10.
Maury I. Biggs and F. Drew Caminetti
whose convictions under the Mann
white slave act recently were affirmed,
was denied a rehearing here today by
the United States circuit court of ap
peals. Caminetti, son of Anthony Caminetti.
commissioner general of Immigration,
was sentenced to IS months of im
prisonment and a fine of 21500 and
Biggs to two years imprisonment and
22000 fine for the transportation of
Marsha Warrington and Lola Norris of
Sacramento to Reno. Nev in January,
TRIVL DRAGS ON
Syracuse. N. Y.. May 10, The trial of
Wm. Barnes's suit for libel against
Theodore Roosevelt reached Its fourth
week here today with counsel for the
former president gathering in the ends
of the testimony concerning the print
lug situation in Albany. The mass of
testimony concerning public printing
and public money was spread upon the
records. It was plain that court and
counsel were endeavoring to expedite
matters so that the defence might
quickly rest its case.
Ohio Man Needs the Herald
Editor El Paso Herald:
Enclosed please find my cheek for another year's subscript km o The
Assuring you that "I need The Herald is my business.'' I am.
Yours very truly, F. A. Matbew.
Lost a Loyal Frier
President Wilson Deliberates
In Solitude Course Of
Action For U. S.
Severance of Diplomatic Re
lations May End U. S.
GENEVA, SWITZEL.VND, May
18- A news dispatch received
here from Basel. Switzerland,
says American citizens, mostly
business men, are arriving there
from Germany, where they will
await developments In the rela
tions between the United States
WASHINGTON. D. C. May 10
The United States may formal
ly sever diplomatic relations
wna urniBJi7 as a I iwiiii 01 UH ue-
struction of the Cunard liner LueitanU,
involving the loss of many American
iiiT- WJwtiser tula would be followed
with' Germany 'mroadd depend
I g1 the attitude with hich
Germany received the announcement.
it is saio.
That president Wilson, who for threa
days has kept himself locked in his
study is -considering the advisability of
this step, is well known. He is study
ing the laws relating to such ca3es as
the destruction of the Lusitania. and is
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advisers. Tne regrets expressed in a
Cn -T5 1 ianns tiuloi- tu !& fa
, Fmperial iMnbassador. connt Bernatorff
are not considered bv the government
in the light of a complete apology or
reparation for the losses suffered.
A severance of diplomatic relations
with Germany, it is pointed oat, would
have a serious effect on, the humani
tarian work the Americans have been
conducting. The Americans in Belgium
might not be permitted to remain
These are considerations wnich is
known the president is turning over in
Bernstorff fatxnresses nefrrefs.
Count Bernstorff. the German ambas
sador, called on secretary Bryan todav
and expressed "deep regret that the
events of the war had led to the loss of
so many American lives."
After a half hour's conference be
tween the ambassador and secretar
Bryan, the following statement was, by
mutual agreement, given out by the
"The German ambassador called at
the stater ejepartment and expressed
his regrefcthat the eents of the war
had led taMhe loss of so many lives."
AR Comment Withheld.
While neither the ambassador nor
secretary Bryan's statement mentioned
the Lusitania disaster bv name, it was
known that the two officials taked of
it specifically It was tile ambassa
dor's first visit to the department since
the disaster. The secretary received
him immediately and greeted him cor
dially. I When ambassador Bernstorff came
from secretary Bryan's office he par
ried aB questions by saying he cou'd
not talk, being under promise to secre
tary Bryan that anv thing to be said
should be said by the secretary. His
only real announcement was that he
had made no appointment with presi
Reasret Covers Many Cases.
Both secretary Bryan and count
Bernstorff refused to comment upon
the state department's announcement,
but It was interpreted as meaning that
the ambassador had, for his govern
ment, expressed deep regret not only for
the loss of life on the Lusltania, but
for the Americans lost in the torpedo
ing of the American steamer Gulflight
and for the Americans lost on the
May Sever Relations.
Speculation as to what the United
States would do as a protest against
the torpedoing of the Lusltania with
the loss of more thaa 100 America i
lives developed among officials and
diplomatists today the opinion that
president Wilaon would express in the
policy he pursues a denunciation of the
act as inexcusable under the laws of
nations and humanity.
The extent of his action, whether it
would go beyond an emphatically
phrased note to an actual severance of
diplomatic relations with Germany
still was undetermined. Late today the
(Oeniinaed en Pace 2. CoL 4).
BawjTus, Ohio, May 5th, 1I5.