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AND SIB STOPS II. S. VESSEL SHIPS SUNK OFF U. S. WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.—The British steamers Stephano, Stratluiene, Westpoint and Kingston, the Du - cti steamer Broomersdyk and the Norwegian ship Chi is - ian Knudson have been sunk or crippled and three others liave been reported sunk, apparently by Geiman submai ines, oil' tlie east coast of the United States in the past twentv-four hours, flic whole story is not yet known but a tlotiila of American strips has been ordered out to rescue the survivors. British cruisers arrived on the scene at( 2 this morning but no sign of the destroying vessels have heen seen. President Wilson is said to be greatly con cerned over the occurrence but there is nothing to indi cate yet that any international complications might ensue., STOPS U. S. SHIP j NEWPORT, Oct. i). — A still greater sensation was eauseu touav when u was learned mat the German sub-; marine U-53 stopped the United States steamer Kansan southeast of Nantucket. Nothing more has been learned of the event and the naval radio has been closed to press | investigations so that very little can be found out unless, what it announced from Washington. Captain 61111th of| the Kansan says the submarine was without colors, it was halt an hour before the same submarine encountered, the Stratluiene which was sunk at six this morning. Twentv of the Stratluiene s crew were rescued but ntteeuj are stul missing. The Kansan says the Westpoint is sink-j ing now and she is going to her aid sixty miles away, i he Stephano was a ship 01 tin* Red Cross line. She was the biggest of the ships sunk and carried forty-four first and tortv second class passengers, tier crew numbeied eighty , Admiral Knight reports that American Destroyers res cued all the passengers. i\Irs. Elsie \ anderbilt and other society women are housing tlie people saved from the wrecks. Four U. S. destroyers brought in two hundred; and sixteen of the survivors yesterday. tNote: It will be remembered by Gateway readers 1 hat the submarine which arrived in the L nited States last Saturday before the sinking of the ships was learned of was the U-53. This boat is now said to be the one that held up the United States ship Kansan and if such is the' case it places her in the belligerent class, which means, , f course, that siie will not be regarded as a merchant-j man like the Deutschland.) TOOK SEVENTEEN DAYS ; WASHINGTON, Oct. 8—Observers believe that the arrival of the submarine with mail for Bernstorff has some connection with the story that Gerard is on the way from Berlin with peace proposals. l'he sub took only, seventeen days to cross the Atlantic but she had aboard| provisions for three months and many think she escorted: the Bremen amt lett her outside some place. Commander, Rose permitted the Associated Press correspondent to go| aboard todav and even entrusted him with the mail for Bernstorff, which was in one big single envelope. Rose | ,-s he had heavy seas during most of the trip until he: came near Newfoundland but the trip was uneventful. The submarine was investigated today and it was found that her construction permitted two guns four and att and four torpedo tubes. The commander was questioned at length by the authorities and during the questioning he remarked casually that he might never get home. Lieut- j enant Waeker, the second in command, today accepted a; silk flag of the Irish Republic from James O'Brien, a leader in Irish circles. Taking the flag Waeker said he would hoist it in honor of Ireland when he sank the next British ship. CREWS UN LOCATED BOSTON, Oct. 9.—The whole country is amazed to day by the news of the destruction of shipping right at the doors of the United States by German submarines. From the first reports it appears as if Germany had turn ed her whole submarine arm to the task of' ravaging ship ping in these waters. It is believed, however, that no lives have been lost although the crew of the ship Kingston are still missing. BROUGHT OFFICIAL MAIL NEWPORT, Rhode Island, Oct. 7.—Commander Hans Rose, captain of the newly arrived German sub marine, paid an official visit today to Rear Admiral Knight at the Naragansett Bay naval station. Captain Rose says he just put in to deliver the official mail for the German ambassador and he declined to say whether he had come to search for the Bremen or not. SAW SUBMARINE NAME NEWPORT, Oct. 9. — Mrs. Henry Wilson, of Wil liamstown, Mass., who was a passenger on the Stephano says that an officer of the vessel told her that he distinctly saw through his glasses the name U-61 on the submarine that sank the Stephano. The executive officer of the U. S. Destroyer Ericson has returned from Nantucket and reports that nine ships were sunk in the first swoop and that three German submarines were operating. THINK WHOLE FLOTILLA HERE WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.—Officials express the opin ion that too many torpedoes were used for the sinking of the nine ships to make it seem possible that only one sub marine was operating, and the opinion is that a flotilla of undersea vessels are now in these waters from Germany. PRESIDENT CONFERRING LONGBRANCH, Oct. 9.—The officials are said to be deeply concerned over the destruction of vessels by sub marines in these waters and it is known that Count von Bernstorff is to visit the President today although it is I not known whether it is to talk about the submarines or about the Polish relief. Wilson has also made an engage ment with Jusserand, the French ambassador, for today. The ship Strathdene was a vessel in the lumber trade formerly between the Pacific coast and Australia. --* ALLIES ADVANCING PARIS, Oct. 8.—By joint attacks the allies last night advanced two thirds of a mile on the Somme. The British also advanced a thousand yards between Gaudecourt and| Lesbouefs. ROUMANIANS CROSS AGAIN ROME, Oct. 8.—Reports from Petrograd confirm the news that the Roumanians have again crossed the Danube and have repulsed the forces of Mackensen. No official notice of this has been received. ROUMANIANS WITHDRAW BUCHAREST, Oct. 9.—The Roumanian armies that invaded Transylvania, it is admitted, have been with drawn all the way from Hermanstadt to Brasso to the Carpathain frontier to defend the passes into Roumania against an Austrian invasion. STOC KS DROP NEW YORK, Oct. 9.—Stocks declined three to seven points today as a result of the submarining of toe snips oi. this coast.' The situation is regarded as very serious. GREEK FLEET JOINS ROME, Oct. 9.—The entire Greek fleet has joined the allies and is now actually in a state of war with the Cent ral Powers. TRANSPORT SHIP MINED PARIS, Oct. 9.—The transport ship Gallia with muni tions and two thousand Serb and French soldiers was sunk two days ago by a mine in the Mediterranean. Nearly all the soldiers are believed to have been drowned. SERBS ADVANCING LONDON, Oct. 7—The Serbs have reached within sixteen miles east of Monastic and are reported to be still advancing. Reports from Sofia are that the Russo-Rou manian attacks in Dobrudja have been futile. This even ing's word from the Somme front shows that things are quiet there. DENY GERARD STORY BERLIN, Oct. 8.—The officials say the story that Am bassador Gerard is on the way to the United States with peace proposals is unfounded. TEUTONS CAPTURE KRONSTADT BERLIN, Oct. 8.—The Teutonic allies have recaptur ed Kronstadt in Transylvania and are now progressing fast in that theatre while the Roumanians are falling back faster than they advanced in the beginning. REPEATS GERARD STORY NEW YORK, Oct. 7—Charles Sabine, president of the Guaranty Trust, has reiterated the story that Ambas sador Gerard is really on the way across with proposals for peace from the Kaiser. Sabine says he makes this statement to safeguard Wall Street. SITUATION GRAVE LONG BRANCH, Oct. 10.—Lansing and Wilson are discussing today the whole question arising from the sub marining of ships off the American coast and it is believed the situation is grave. Ambassador Bernstorff visited the President today and spent fifteen minutes with him but they spoke only of the question of Polish relief and the conference was quite friendly. Bernstorff said nothing of ficial on the question of the submarines. The President has, however, cancelled his engagement to be present at the third game of the world’s baseball series and will hold a conference today with Secretary of the Navy Daniels. ----- — U. S. SUBS. ON THE SPOT NEWPORT, Oct 10.—It is reported today that the American submarines arrived on the scene of the shipping disasters so quickly that they were once so thick as to make it necessary for the commander of a German sub marine to ask them to make way for him. Some American submarine sailors say the crews of the sunk ships were given full time to escape. Later accounts indicate that only five ships were sunk altogether and that the U-53 was responsible. The fact that the U-53 had the nerve to put in at an American port when it was actually engaged in work of destruction is the sensation. LINES CANCEL SAILINGS NEW YORK, Oct. 10.—The British consul general re ports that the Germans sank the Strathdene and the Knudsen without warning. He asserts that the German submarine commander even refused to talk. Shots were fired by the submarine at the Strathdene and when the crew took to the boats the submarine turned its attention to the Knudsen and again later came back and finished off the Strathdene which it had disabled. At about the same time the Kingston was sunk and its crew has not yet been located. Five Trans-Atlantic lines cancelled their sailings today in fear of destruction by submarines which are still Wet to be hovering off the coast. The Cunard line and the French and Italian lines still continue their sailings I and more disasters are expected to be heard of today. ANOTHER GERMAN SORMARINE COMES TO THE UNITED STATES _ _ ADMIRAL LINE LO SPREAD FURTHER LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9.—President Alexander of the merged steamship lines announced today that he is now negotiating for a merger or a work ing agreement with the Atlantic, Gulf and West Indies Steamship Com pany with a view to inaugurating a Pacific steamship inter-costal service via the Panama canal. It has also been learned that President Galen Stone of the Atlantic Line was as sociated with Alexander in the recent consolidation. YUKON MINING MAY CHANGE BY NEW SYSTEM LONDON, Sept. .'10.—Advices were today cabled to the White Pass & Yu kon railroad at Skagway, Alaska, that evyry effort be made to get in before the close of navigation a 270 ton ship ment of dredging machinery consign ed to A. N. Treadgold, of Dawson, Y. T. This machinery carries a device for placer workings which it is claim ed will revolutionize the Klondike mining.—Ex. FROZEN FISH FROM LAKE IN ALASKA ALIVE PORTLAND, Ore. — Swimming cheerfully in a hotel bathtub today are seven Alaska fish which spent eight months frozen solid in a block of ice. S. R. Brebner, representative of a salmon packing company, is authority for the statement that the fish were thawed out of natural cold storage. He says they are *a species that inhabit lakes in the vicinity of Nushagak, Alaska. FLOOR GOKS IT TO A VERY HIGH PRICE The representative of the Fisher Flour Mills Company who is in Sew ard received a cable today advising him that the flour market has ad vanced another 40 cents a harts* I al though flour is generally lower at this time of the year. The price has now reached the highest mark for the year 1916. CHRIS VIAVICH SHOT CHRIS VAVICH DOWN AT DOUGLAS DOUGLAS, Sept. oO.— Just before 12 o’clock today there was a shooting scrape in the Victor Bar on rront street when Chris Viavich took one shot at Chris Vavich. Fortunately the bullet struck the pocket of Vavich in which was a bunch of silver coins, the result being that the latter was practically uninjured by the bullet ex cept for a bruise, the money stopping the force of the ball. Viavich was immediately arrested and taken to jail. He is an elderly man and has a bad reputation. He had been drinking heavily for several days. Roth Viavich and Vavich are Slavonians. Chris Vavich, the man shot, is a brother of Nick Vavich who former ly conducted the Victor bar who died in Oregon early in June having gone there for his health three weeks pre vious to his death. Chris Vavich, although an American citizen left here more than a year ago for his old home in Europe and while there enlisted in the war. He was shot twice while in service, once in the hand anil once in the mouth. At the time of the latter wound he was behind a stump and the ball pass ed through a portion of the stump and through his check. By that time its force was spent anil Vavich says he just spit the bullet out the same al though it had been a chew of tobacco. After spending a few months in the war he was released through the in tervention of the American consul. He returned to America, coming on to Douglas about three months ago. v INDIAN, HEATHEN FOR 128 YEARS, CHANGES HIS FAITH CASS LAKE, Minn., Oct. 5.—Ka be-na-gi-wes, an Indian chief said to be 128 years old and a heathen all that century and a quarter, won’t be buried in the Spirit I>and of the Chip pewas’ Happy Hunting Ground, he de clared today. He has taken the name i of John Smith, and turned Christian. GERARD HAS PEACE PLEA CHICAGO, Oct. 7. — The Post published on what it calls the most trustworthy authority the story that Ger ard, the American ambassador to Germany, is now on the way hurrying to the United States and will arrive on i'uesday bringing a peace plea from the kaiser to Presi dent Wilson. The Post is the only paper to publish the story, however. KNOWS NOTHING OF GERARD WASHINGTON, Oct. 7.—President Wilson says he knows nothing about the rumored tfip of Gerard with a peace plea but he states that he has an engagement with Ambassador Bernstorlf today to take up the question of Polish relief. GERMAN SUBMARINE ARRIVES NEWPORT NEWS, Oct. 7.—The German submarine ij-53 arrived here today after being seventeen days out from Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Her arrival was entirely unexpected. She is believed to be a regular submarine of the fighting kind but the official description has not yet been given out. SLAVS LOST Sl\ MILLION IiliRLlN, Oct. 7. — Conservative estimates made by Danish oMicials give the number of the Russian losses in two years as six million men. The losses of the Slavs in recent lighting have been horrible. At Koryuitza, tor in : stance, our troops advanced over veritable mountains ol Russian dead and had to step from body up to body as on ’ steps of stairs. RUSSIANS ATTACK VIOLENTLY LONDON, Oct. 7.—The Russians have now been at tacking for thirty-six hours continuously on the eastern front and the attacks are described as the most violent since the beginning of the war. The chief fighting is tak ing place near Kary, Truca and Zublino on a fifty kilo i meter front. The Germans used sixty thousand shells in i the lighting there in the time stated. ROUMANIANS RECROSS LONDON, Oct. 7.—The Roumanian army at places, it is reported, recrossed the Danube into Roumania witli ; out the loss of a single man after the first great disaster. They also succeeded in destroying Bulgarian depots. BRITISH ADVANCING LONDON, Oct. 7. — The British advanced east of Eaucourt last night. Fighting with artillery and gas pro ceeded south of A acre but no other activities are reported m that quarter this morning. On the Macedonian front j the British have succeeded m re-crossing the Strumna river and have occupied Nevolyen. NICHOLAS FOR DOBRUDJA STOCKHOLM, Oct. 7.—It is reported on good auth ority that the Grand Duke Nicholas has been transferred from the command in Asia Minor to the command of the Russians and Roumanians on the Dobrudja front which is regarded of greater importance. ROUMANIANS RETIRED BERLIN, Oct. 7.—Falkenhayn has retired the Rou manian army behind the river Aluta in Transylvania. This means that they have been driven far south of Her manstadt and close to their own border again. It is ad mitted officially that the British have crossed the Strumna river in Macedonia. FRENCH FIGHTHING PARIS, Oct. 7.—Violent fighting is proceeding south of Monastir, Serbia. Last night, the official announce ment this morning says, we made a slight advance east of Bouchavesnes. RUSSIANS TAKE POSITIONS PETROGRAD, Oct. 7—The Russians yesterday cap tured positions south of Brzezany. RUSSIANS DEFEATING MACKENSEN PETROGRAD, Oct. 7. — The official announcement was made here today that the Russians have defeated Mackensen in Dobrudja and have occupied Karabka and Besaul and the heights between. Counter attacks by the Bulgarians and Germans were repulsed with heavy losses and tigTiing is still going on. Enemey counters are also j reported to have been repulsed in the Zlota region and at j Shibalin. Brusilloff is now evidently preparing for a re | newal of his offensive on a larger scale than ever. GREECE STILL SILENT ROME, Oct. 7—The Greek government is still silent as to its future course of action but the Venizeloists are apparently satisfied that a decision will be arrived at in a few days. TO AID FRENCH SUFFERERS SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7.—W. A. Clark, Jr., is keep ing a fund of two million dollars to aid the sufferers in France after the war. ITALIANS TAKE POSITIONS ROME, Oct. 7. — The Italians have taken a strong position from the Austrians at Dolomites, it is officially announced. DOUBT ABOUT KINGSTON NEW YORK, Oct. 10.—There is a doubt now whether any vessel such as the Kingston was attacked at all by a German submarine. The vessel is not registered and the failure to find any sign of her or her crew has caused the belief that the rumor of her destruction might not be well • founded at all.