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4 hihuahua currency 31 Carranza
urrenty 8 Bar dnr (Handy & Har
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BERNSTORFF HAS DUPED U. S.
Former Secretary Of Naoy
Says Few Battleships
Former Chiefs Of Army audi
Naoy Portfolios Urge
Action for Defence. '
NEW YORK. June 1 -Delegates
" the peace and Drnnni,..
conference of the National Se-
"i-in league were told tr two fnrm.r I
cabinet officers today that the United
-., ... , smenoraung and that i
the United State am. l. h.u. . .
equate for war or defemae mrn
Tne statements were made, .regarding
the navy, by George von L. Meyer, for- I
ri. r secretary of the navy In the Taft
v.uinet, and, lor the army, by Jacob
M Dickinson, secretary of war under
former president Taft. -
Both speakers emphasized the ira
por,taD';e J" lmmedlat remedial action
and called epical attention defects
in the tvro great defence branches of
trV,?D'i"i!,,5ir,"si'' S" Meyer.
t.-'at the Araertcati navy-mdteioraUbK,
outlined the respects In wMeh -h. kT'
I tied such to be the case and Urged!
that investigation of the national He! .
lence and a compTehemUv e plan for the
future should be made, obligatory upon
the next nnnn-..,
Lack of battle cruisers, airships, i '
ormed aeroplanes and men. lack of a I
' " reserve oi experienced -men. lack-t-
. juuiprenensive policy of national
ucfence. lack of general public knowl
edge of the navy's condition, redaction
of complements of some ships to man
other and newer ships and. Berferal-on-preparedness
on the -part of many bat
tleships and .other fighting units were
enumerated as Instances' of naval In
feriority Mr. Meyer said, in part:
Few BnUlrnhlp Rrnily for Service.
"Of the 33 battleships we have only
21 that are fitted for service without
long delay. Furthermore, we have about
TO miscellaneous fighting ships not pre
pared for service in case of ennrm
We lack battle: cruisers, airships and.
ii meu aeroplanes.
" Our submarines are in a crippled
The complement of all torpedo de
stroyers has been reduced from 15 to
-." percent to get men to commission
new boats This reduction in personnel
j a serious handicap, reduces the effl
ciencv of the destrovers, affects con
tentment, and prevents the boat being
kept in good cordition
"The Atlantic fleet alone needs 5000
The reserve fleet at Philadelphia
was largely depleted in order to get
a crew for the Alabama when she was
ordered to H-imnton Roads to enforce
Review a Mere Imltntlon.
The rev lew .n. New York this year
vi as a poor imitation of previous re
v tews, in that the 1 escrve fleet was
absent. It was a mere parade, not a
i-iobilization. K did not indicate the
true condition of the navy because the
people did not know the whole truth.
"For liicK of men, ships are laid up at
varos, wnere tney rapidly aeter-
ioi tte. like a vacant house. ' All small
tints and all cruisers now Aid ur for
lack of men are needed in Mexico and
elsewuere. and should be ready for an
emergency call to prevent the employ
ment of battleships at gunboat duty.
The complement of enlisted men at
shore stations and training stations
has been cnt down, with a decided loss
of efficiency and greatly to the dis
content and discomfort of the men.
"To enumerate the ships in the navv
and make a list of new ships author
ized gives no idea whatever of the true
condition of the navy as to Its readi
ness for war. Ships without men are
of little use, and a navy without a
policv, and with no well considered or
ganisation at the nav y department will
onl invite A condition of chaos in
event of war.
Aavy la Deteriorating.
"The statement of assistant secretary
Roosevelt that We need 18V0b men. is
undoubtedly true The navy is deterior
ating for lack of men. The target
practice this last year is no better than
it was ten years ago.
"Congress is negligent in not- h ing
established a national council of de
fence, o general staff, and an organized
naval reserve of ;0,60 experienced
In calling attention to these defects,
I have not done so for the sc c of
cnticising the presnt head of the navy,
for although I feel that he must be
held responsible for the demoraltn a
condition of the personnel, and the dec-eased
efficiency of the navy at the
present time, yet the lack of any
definite naval policy for many years,
except in the general board of the navy,
and the failure of the people and .on
Ktess to recognire the necessity for
such a policy, has placed us in a posi
tion of inferiority, which circumstance
uav lead us to war, or cause us great
(Continued on Pare 8 Col 4.)
To Conquer Is Only
CHICAGO MAYOR SETTLES
GEORGE VOX I- MEYER,
i ' dSsssssscs
1 ' liTsWWIhf
"veaEGsmziamnr t.v i
Former Serrrary o the "Navy in the
Taft Cabin rt
America Will Have Grandest
Opportunity of All -Times
to Heal Wounds, He Says.
"Washington ' C. June 16. Former ,1
secretaryr of -state Bryan. In, the first
section of his stateemnt on ' the cause
less war," toda prophesied that the
greatest, pWee milking opportunity in
all history was certain to come to the
fCntted States atjd declared there would
De a uemanu lor an iiiieiutiiiwjai .u.i
ference with the return of peace, to
change the rules of international law
wlrtc1r--reem-"to have been -made for
the nations at war rather than for the
nations at peace.'
-Under the stress and strain of the
titanic struggle in wnich they are" en
gaged," Mr. Bryan's -statement says.
each side has felt itself Justified in
ericroachlnK-on the rights of the neu
trals. TbcT! liixnwajs, the com
mon pro;rertv of, av -n, to some
extent, appropriate fo r purposes
and .debriite diploaiatic questions are
forced upon the jteufral nation,
"llfxtralat Ik n Duty.''
"Just at this time, when these ques
lions asY ntosi ocuu-t Hie weuitscieui.
governments arc least able to deal with
tions are most acute, the belligerent
them with tbi. calmness an iwiso
which their great importance demands.
No wonder every neutral n&Uoii is Ln
crcasifRfly anxTJas for the war to end:
but of all the neutral nations oars has
the most reason to pray for the return
of peace, most reason to set Its face
resolutely against participation in this
war. Tis nation, the head of the neu
tral group and the sine re friend of
all the belligerents, is In dutv bound to
set an-oxample in- patience and self re
straint U.-S. Has Great Opportunity.
"In all history no sneb opportunity
has ever come to any other- nation as
i.llill WHIiljJ UCSUflCU IW wui-c iv me .
United State, in all history no other J
that which is destined to come to tne
Deacemaker has ever oeen in position
to claim as rich a blessing a that
await. np our president when the time
for mediation comes as cbme it must"
Introducing his statement Mr. Bryan
graphically describes tb horror and
afflictions of tjie war and sas:
Keen Sympathy In America.
"Neutral nations cannot look on vtitn
indifference -the tfes -that bind them
iwjgeiner' are ivu strung ine icwiiwu-
ship too mtiraiUc- This is especially
true of the United States. We have
a composite population ever) nation
pt Iftirope having contributed liberally
to our -citizenship. Thaee, our country
men, themselves horn abroad or imme
diately descended from foreign horn
ancestors, cannot but take a lively In
terest in the conduct as well as in the i
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results of the war. and a still larger
circle shares the concern of those di
rectlv connected. Not a soldier falls
on either side but the sorrow experi
enced in his home finds an echo at
some fireside in the United States."
Aside from sentimental considera
tions Mr.. Bryan asserts, neutral na
tions suffer eerlous disturbances be
cause of the' war.
Cites Illfflrnltlcs of Xetitrnln.
At some length Mr. Brvan refers to
Interruptions to neutral commerce, de
rangement of business and consequent
readjustments and speaks of scarcity of
American ships as onerof the greatest
embarrassments to the United States.
"The neutral nations are put to a
great expense to preserve neutrality
and are constantly In danger of belnir
embroiled in the war without inten
tion or fault on their own ruirt" he
declared. The rules of international
Fifteen English Wounded Are Added to List of 15 Dead;
Fires Are Started by Zepp elin Bombs, but Are Extin
guished; 12 to 19 Killed, Estimate of Casualties
inKarlsruhe When Allied Air Fleet Attacks.
3XDOX. ENG, June 16 A Zeppe-
. ...... .. .
lln airship visited tne nonneasi
coast of England last evening and
dropped bombs. Fifteen deaths are re
ported from the district in question and
15 persons were wounded.
Some fires were started by the pro
jectiles, but by this morning they had
This information was contained In an
official announcement made in London
Minr Aerial Raids.
' Beginning with the German raid on
me municipal ain ui uhuub. mjt .
in rhn frair TWrsans were killed- the
I last IS days have brought out reports
or a number or aerial atiacits oy own
.. ..., .11 nt Bhl.ti IimKm.1. . ll.TAF.
j initiation to force the fighting from the
S3 Planes Attached Karlsruhe,
An attack by one side has been fol
lowed so closely by a counter attack
t Dy tne otner. ail in a aixxereuL locaiuy.
tnat retaHauon is strongly incicaiea.
For instance. Tuesday morning 23 aero
planes delivered an attack upon the
German city of Karlsruhe, killing 13
persons and wounding 14 and Inflicting
material damage. The latest raid on
England follows this onslaught within
The most important aerial engage
ment of the last two weeks over the
continent and England are as follows:
Aeroplanes of the allies attacked the
headquarters of the German crown
nrlnce. June 3. and two davs later a
. Uerjnan aeropla.ne dropped explosive
bombs on the t rencn. seaport or caiats.
Recent Air Rncngementa.
On June S a Zeppelin airship visited
the east coast of England and killed
I five persons before it sailed away. It
law seem to have been made for the
, nations at war, rather than for the na
j tion at peace. It Is almost impossible
to alter tnose ruies aurrng ine -war.
because any material change, affecting
as it would the interests of the bel
ligerents, would be a Seeming viola
tion of neutrality.
Xeutrals Shouldn't Dear Burden.
"As soon as peace returns there will
be a demand for an international con
ference on the subject The presump
tion should then be given to peace, for
peace, not war. is the normal condition.
If nations are determined to fight they
should, as far as possible, bear the j
burden themselves and not be permit
ted to transfer it to the nations which
avoid war by resorting to reason in
stead of force"
GERMANY IS DERIVING HUGE
PROFIT FROM BELGIUM
London. Eng., June If. A "neutral
observer." who has written a series of
articles for the Times, says In one of
t them that since the occupation of Bel
gium by the uermans it is estimated
that Germany has taken $1,150,000,000
worth of property of all kinds, includ
ing raw materials and manufactured
products, as war indemnities out of
"Ret elvers wade In Belgium," the
writer continues, "are now a part of
Lite nKUiaf uciiuiUI CMUifneuL. Aue
bayonets and swords now used in the
the regular German equipment The
German armies are almost exclusively
of Belgian material, while it is in
tended, when need arises, to take the
overhead wiring in Belgium to make
good the copper shortage in Germany."
GRAND DUKE OF RUSSIA
DIES OF HEARrDISEASE
Petrograd. Russia. June 1. Grand
duke Constn?jne Constantinovitch.
president of the Imperial academy of
sciences and head of the department
of military schools, died Tuesday night
of heai t disease at the afe of 57 years.
iic ndB alli;uiVCI fa. iu-b -cduiu
family and his heir is prince Jean Coa-
stant i no vitch.
Grand duke Constant! ne. who was a
general of infantr. was one of the
commanding figures in the Russian
nobility. An attempt was xnade in
1907 to blow up the train on which he
was a passenger. He was severely ar
raigned with other grand dukes In
1908 for attempting to Influence the
actions of the duma.
BRITISH EMBASSY FILES
BRIEF ON AIR ATTACKS
'Washington. D. C June 16. A state
ment regarding German ilr attacks on
London was filed Tuesday by Sir Cecil
Spring-Rice, British ambassador, with
acting secretarv of state Lansing. No
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licei u lue uuiiea oivicb was .anw,
The embassv's stat lent nolnted oat
that 'London is virtually unfortified,
and that the chief sufferers by air at
tacks are noncombatants. including
many thousands of Americans and other
GHRUARD REACHES COPB.VII VGBX.
Copenhagen. Denmark. June 16. Dr.
Anton Meyer Gerhard, the emissary of
the German ambassador at Washing
ton, count von Bernstorlt, to emperor
WIHiam and the German foreign office,
arrived here Tuesday night on the
steamer "United States. He was very
nervous on meeting at tile pier a large
crowd, including newspaper reporters
and photographers, and disappeared In
a. motor car a minute after he had
landed. He will proceed to the Ger
man capital today.
a Beginning; the Loser Must
ois kill is raiS:
t JJ on Ju-e 7 ?at -"fut TTarnefop
I the vounir Canadian aviator, destroyed
German Zeppelin in an air duel over
I Belgium. From his aeroplane lie
TV a. CVACU 'Lils3 Ull fS(L7T3 ClaaVA lUE-CVI UV
death of her crew. On June S. Ghent
was badly damaged by a British raider
and on the following day Venice was
bombarded by an Austrian aeroplane.
On June 12, Austrian aviators bom
barded towns on the Italian frontier
and two days later British airmen at
tacked the German dirigible sheds-at
10 Killed at Knrlsrnhe.
Karlsruhe. Baden. June 16. Nineteen
persons were killed, and 14 seriously in
inred. while many othrs were slight
ly wounded, during the attack made
upon this city early Tuesday morning
by a fleet of French aeroplanes. The
people remained calm, but are incensed
because of the attack on an open town.
The attack on Karlsruhe was made
by 13 aeroplanes which dropped 136
projectiles, causing a large number of
fires. It was stated a serious panic nas
observed at the railroad station.
Karlsruhe Is Panic StrIeV.cn.
Geneva. Switzerland. June 16. Trav
elers who arrived here today from
Karlsruhe, Germany, give the number
of persons killed during the aerial at
tack upon that city Tuesday as 12. in
addition to which many persons wre
injured. Two French aviators also were
killed, and the other two occupants of
the two aeroplanes brought down were
made prisoners. - -- .
The travelers say.the'b'bmbarajaant
earned a panic to ttti city. The psr-ide.
awakened by ffle--"bursting of bombs,
rnshed half clothed into the streets.
Two bombs struck the palace, destroy
ing one wing and Jamaglng another
The arms factory, railway station, rail
way tracks and switches nlun wn
TRENCH WARFARE IS NOW
FOUGHT AT DARDANELLES
"London, Eng. June 16. The warfare
on the Gallipoll peninsula at the Dar
danelles has turned into trench fight
ins, la which the allies are constantly
gaining on the Turks, according to an
official announcement given out here.
The announcement adds:
"On the night of June 11-12, two
regiments of a British regular brigade
made a simultaneous attack on the ad
vanced Turkish trenches and, after se-
vere fighting, which Included the kill
ins of many snipers, succeeded In main
taining themselves in spite of bombs,
in the captured trenches.
"On the morning of June 13. a coun
ter attack was made by the Turks, who
rushed forward with bombs, but. com
ing under the fire of the naval machine
gun squadron, were annihilated. Of
the 5 -who attacked. 36 dead bodies
were counted in front of that part of
"The situation is favorable to our
forces, but is necessarily slow, on ac
count of the difficulties of the ground.
The Turkish offensive has sensibly
BRITISH TIKE t.VOTnKB
CBR3IX TRE.NC1I MM1
London. Rng.. June 16. The French
embassy today gave cut the statement
that British forces Turaoay carried an
other line of German trenches to the
west of La Bassee.
ZEPPELIN raid over the
northeast coast of England
last night caused the heav
iest loss of life among notfcom
batants from such rt tacks during
the war. -with the vcentlon of
Tuesday's rJd by French aeroplanes
over Karlsrabe. Germany.
Details of the attack on the Eng
lish coast are held beck by the
British censoit is was the case in
previous rald-t liut 1; is announced
. ff icially that, IS persons were
killed and as iWnt more wounded,
and that severiflrss were atirled
by the bombs The attack on Karls
ruhe caused the death of 19 persons
and 14 were wounded seriously.
Invasion of Trent Proeeedn
The invasion of the province of
Trent by the Italians Is proceeding
steadily and, according to the Ital
ian general staff, the dominating
positions are being occupied gradu
ally1. The Austrian, who have -despatched
20,00 men from Trent to
resist the Invaders, nave net yet
On the Isonzo front the Austrtans
ahve prepared elaborate defences
including, in some locations, several
lines of trenches of masonry r
Rainnn I'nll RacL
German claims of new successes
in Galicia are confirmed in partis
an official statement from Petro
grad. It is said the Germans
brought up fresh troops and the
Russians were compelled to fall
BrltWh Renume Offensive
The British army on the western
front has resumed the offensive. It
was announced In London today
that the .British had carried an
other line of German trenches west
of La Bassess.
The War At a Glance
"Take Off Your Coats," Is
Order When Argument
Reaches Angry Stage.
Fourteen Thousand Street
Car Men Go Back To
WorJ; Cars Running.
CIICAGO. HI, June 16. Mayor Wil
liam Hale Thompson, by vigorous
action, brought Chicago's street
car strike (o an end this morning at a
oclock 6y locking the, warring con
ferees in bis office and telling them
they could not get out until they
reached an agreement Fourteen thou
sand carmen are going back to w.ork as
fast as the car can be placed In opera
tion. The end of the strike, which, has tied
up electric transportation for two days,
came with tne selection of mayor
Thompson as the third member of a
wa im uuiw Auon, ine main question
at Issue. Officials of the ceaaeacOea
.win, select an arbitrator by Saturday.
It -wti announced. W. TX XaMv. 1b
ternattenal president of tae street ear
men's Baton, probably will be named to
represent the men.
The selection of mayor Thompson,
came at the end of a 15 hour confer
ence which began Tuesda afternoon.
Union leaders, officials of the traction
linesi and members of the mayor's al
dermanic strike committee were In at
tendance. Threatened break ops were frus
trated, after both labor leaders and
traction officials announced they could
reach no agreement, when mayor
Thompson Invited the conferees to take
off their coats.
Th lAflVAr than Tiu.lr.ul .1. A-.... ..
his office. He told the men he would
keep them there until a solution was
FnlU the Horseshoe.
The mayor took a gold horseshoe
from his desk and hung It over his
"That was given to me for good
lack," he said, "so I'm going to wish
that it will bring good lock to this con
ference." After a heated discussion on the
question of selecting a third arbitra
tor, Leonard A. Busby, president of the
Chicago surface lines, mentioned the
name of mayor Thompson. Names of
scores of prominent men previously
suggested had been thrown Into the
Mayor Is Accepted.
The committee representing the
street car men, headed by TV. D. Mahon,
retired with ills associates to another
room to consider the proposal of ac
cepting mayor Thompson. Within ten
minutes they returned.
"We'll take him," was the simple
announcement that electrified the
weary group of men. Hand clapping
and cheering echoed through the cor
ridors of the city hail.
Mayor Unlocks Office.
Mayor Thompson unlocked the doors
of his office. The labor leaders put
on tbeir coats- and inarched out, their
faces wreathed in smiles.
"Wait a minute," called the mayor.
"I want to tell you men how much I
appreciate what you have done." he
"I will accept this responsibility and
know that it will be hard. I will do
the best I can and see that a square
deal Is given all around."
Sessions of the board of arbitration
probably will be began early next week.
11. was .announceo.
Cant Are Again Movlnjr-
By noon the familiar roar of the
elevated trains was heard overhead
and the gong of the surface cars
warned pedestrians to dodge quickly
The appearance of the first surface
car some hours after the elevated trains
were running, was, the occasion of a
demonstration In the downtown district.
Weary Pede.trlani Cheer.
Windows of office "buildings along
the route were crowded with persons
who cheered the visible evidence that
the 48 "hour strike was at an end.
FORTY LONG TERM NEGRO
PRISONERS TO BE PARDONED I
Austin, Texas. June 1. Forty negro ,
prisoners in the state penitentiaries
will receive pardons on June IS from ,
governor Ferguson Thirty-two have
already been recommended and the ,
pardons issued, while there are eight
more favorable recommendations from ,
the board of pardons. These convicts
in many instances have been in the '
penitentiary for 20 years or more and i
TflflABr ruf' 4kam an a fl am .11 ama -. sVtn.
good prison records.
suPFRtGK gets si.see.oou
New York. June IS. An Inventory
filed here Tuesday of the property men
tioned in the will of the late Mrs. i
Frank Leslie showed that nearly $1.- !
SOO.0O0 will be turned over to Mrs I
Carrie Chapman Catt, for the use of f
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Former Secretary of War la the Taft
Protests to China Against
Tokto, Japan. June 16. According to
announcement made today by a Japan
ese news agency, Japan has sent a
protest to China concerning the anti
Japanese movement in the republic.
The discontent of China' with the
conrse nnrsued bv Janan during the
negotiations which culminated with I
China's acceptance of Japans ulti
matum last month has been manifested
principally by boycots of things
A recent dbmatch said that British l
and Russian volunteers had dispersed
an anti-Japanese riot at Hankow for
their own protection. Ann-Japanese
agitation has been reported spreading
through south China.
ADVALOREM TAX RATE TO BE
INCREASED BY TAX BOARD
. 1 t . . .
JV'iavus. A fa.. ; aw oi.iei-Hne J-" ' I , -
urI2SSJ5itdlSlb0ir3! "Uwi. a letter." said acting sec-e-Shea
JIT!. Jai'frSoltary basing todav. "that
cents, this being aa increase of over ! at the request of the German amba ssa
cents for 191i. nd la cIom to the coaattta- I dor, stating that Dr. Mever-tierhard.
tional limit. Ttata Imnui becomes necex-
sary because or toe approonaeuBC Dy xn t
Thirr"-foarth. legislature of approximately
sit . for the next fiscal year. Of this
amount about i).0eo eot- becoane available
and la tor use during the ceasing fiscal
year which commence on September 1. 1515.
It la figured out tuat the resource, of the
state will be about ti00.M .a year, this
".r .--rrT-..":.- .r? 1 r.
UCB.C ..., vvug uvu ,c ..vu. u,w,
anee companies and other soercea. that
.M0.M will have to be raised for this
rear from advalorem taxes.
SMELTER AND MINES AT
CANANEA TO BE REOPENED
Douglas. Arix Jane IS. It Is re
parted here that the Cananea Consoli
dated Copper company of Cananea,
Sonora, Max, will reopen its mines,
concentrator and smelter tomorrow
The properties of the comsany have
been inactive ''since shortly after the
uotbreak of the European war
About 2000 men are employed by- the
company when the plant is in opera
tion. FORMER BILLIARD CHAMPION
SLASHES WIFE, MOTHER, SELF
Chicago, lit. June IS. Calvin Dema
reet, former amateur billiard champion.
attacked his wife with a rasor today I
and t ten slashed his own throat His
mother, who attempted to restrain I
him. was cut in the hand Husband
ana wire were taken to a hospital.
Their condition appeared serious.
BAKTEMIKRS ""D CILLWUY
WUKK.BRS RKJIAIV TOGETHER !
San Francisco. CaL. Jane i, Reso- I
lutions paring the way for segregation
of bartenders from culinary workers
have been rejected, it waa announced
today bv the convention of the Hotel
and Restaurant Employes' Interiution- '
al alliance in session here. The vote I
was 139 to 35
Proponents of separation said fundi
of the organisation were used to fight
Srohibition, to the detriment of the ca
SIX I.-vJI'RKD I TORXADOj
Hlghmore. S. I. June IS. Six were
inj-red. two fatally, by a tornado whlcbr
swept this vicinity Tuesday. Thirty
buildings were raxed bv the twister In
we city or Blunt, near Hlghmore. North
of Blunt crops suffered and a heavy
loss of livestock was registered.
Gerhard Said To Be Head
Of Department in the
U. S. SECURED HIS
Stale Department Invesii
' gales Alleged Abuse Of
WASHINGTON, D. C June 15.
Reports that the United.
States government has been
deceived in securing passports from
the allied powers for a German repre
sested as being Dr. Anton Meyer-Gerhard,
in order that he might return.
to. Germany with a personal message
from the German embassy regarding
the negotiations between the United
States and Germany, are being inves
tigated by the state department
thttmi rDapta declare "Gerhard
f is In reality Alfred Meyer, chief of the
f i i.t.it. ii.Mrim.nt nt thi German.
army, who is thus afforded a safe pas
sage back to Germany after bavins'
been secretly buying munitions of war
in tie United States. Gerhard or Meyer
is stated In dispatches Trom abroad
to hare arrived in Copenhagen, Den
mark. Alarmed at seeing a crowd of
newspaper reporters and camera men.
at the pier, he dived into aa automo
bile and disappeared.
Another erslen of Story.
Simultaneous! another version of
the story that Tr Alfred Meyer while
not passing as Meyer-Gerhard, has
been in the country and sailed with,
the latter for Christiana, Somaj,
incognito, also -rill be looked mto-
State department officials and mem
bers of the diplomatic corps todav re
called, that, at the personal request
of count Bernstorff. former secretary
Bryan asked the British and French.
ambassadors for a safe conduct for
Dk Anton Meyer-Gerhard, a represen
tative of the German Red Cross, who
was returning to Berlin to carry a
personal message from the count
lIHed Representative Suspicious.
Mr. Jusserand. the French air.bas-
sador. at tee time inquired dosely of
I Meyer-Gerhard s identity and state
department oniciais recalled aiso mat
Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the British;
ambassador, had suggested that there
was evidence of other activity oy uer
hard than Red Cross work.
the department! at the request of count
I von Bernstorff. gave a. letter to the
The upshot of it vvas. however, tnac
i who had been IB tins count rr as tne
representative of the German Red Cross.
desired to return to uermanv
Boytnc l'i Rifler.
One report which referred to Dr Vi
(red Merer as purchasing arms here.
1 spoke of an attempt to buv obsolete
I United States rifles and said former
representative in congress Herman Meta
' haa comrerrea witn ratnner secretary
Brvas on the sabiect. Mr. Bryan said
today he had no recollection of any such.
conversation with Mr. Metz. Secretary
Garrison said he knew of no negoti
ation for the rifles.
The department will look into tha
question, because if the charge of dou
ble identitv were substantiated, it
ould involve diplomatic usage and
3fe-tx Denies Negotiations.
New York. June 16. Count Bern
storn was awav from the summer
of the German embassy at
I Cedarhurst. L. I . today.
Herman a. -Metx, lormer congress
man from New York, who was men
tioned in published stories as bavins
been approached by Mrs. Selma Lewis,
for assistance in negotiating the pur
chase from the government of 3S0 000
old style Xrag-Jorgensen rifles in
government ars-nals. said today that
instead of seeing secretary Brvan
about the purchase of rifles, be de
clined to have anything to do with tha
Meyer Willing To Buy.
"Early ij the s-rlng Mrs. Le:s
came to me " he said, ' nd told me
I site had information that the dis
I carded rifles could be bouet'c She
saW Dr AlfrcJ Meyer would buy
tnem nd that ,ne' nld be buried
to keeI tbm from falling into rte
hands of the allies. She then showed
me a typewritten document which she
id w contract for the purchase
of tb rifles, signed by Dr A Mever
"Mrs. Levis wanted me to introduce
Dr Meyer to Mr Bryan. I told her
count Bernstorff was the man to do
that if Meyer was what he renresented
himself to be. and to this she answered
that It was desired that the introduc
tion be unofficial.
Germans Deny inferentlally.
"I declined to have anything to do
with It Several da-s utter I met Capt.
Francis von Papen. military attaches
of the German embassy and told him
of Mrs. Lewis and her proposal. He
laughed and taid it was another one of
those schemes to keep away from it.
(CenttMeo: on rare 3. CaL 3).