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NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1913-TWELVE PAGES.
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ENGLAND RECEIVES
ANOTHER AIR VISIT
Zeppelins Do Little Damage-
French Repulse Germans
ARTILLERY ACTIVE IN WEST
Infantry Assaults on Lorraine Front
t Break Down Before Wire Entangle
I mcnts Little Activity in Darda
? nelles Changes in War Plan.
England again has been visited by
German Zeppelins, the latest raid,
. over the east coast, v occurring last
night. Like the one of Saturday
. night reported yesterday, however,
the raid was harmless to both life
and property, according to the British j
official account, the only damage be
ing breaking of glass and of telegraph
wires.
--A German attack north of the
Souchez station was easily repulsed,
today's French war department state
t ment says. Infantry assaults on the
Lorraine front broke down before the
wire entanglments under the fire of
the French infantry. Artillery activ
ity, some of it of a violent, nature, was
in evidence in many sectors.
Austro -Hungarian sentiment re
garding the request of the United
: States for the recall of Ambassador
r Dumba is divided, according to indica-
tions supplied by articles in the Vienna
"" " newspapers. One section apparently
h is convinced that the ambassador act
ed without orders from his govern
ment, while the other upholds his
course as in line with his duty
The British parliament, at its re
assembling tomorrow, will'take up the
problem of increasing the national in
come. It is, expected, as a principal
V measure, that the scope of the income
tax will be considerably broadened.
Pierre Bark, the Russian minister of
finance, is on his way from Petrograd
for conferences with the French min-
I ister of finance and the British chan-
celior of the exchequer. " ;
New measures, the exact nature of
. which is nob indicated, are to be em-
ployed by the entente allies in the
future conduct of the war, accord-
- ing' to reports ,in Rpme, .wftere -it is
said, the next meeting of fthec, 'Italian
f -cabinet will deal -with the ' subject.
( C? Their seems to have "been ; little re-
cent activity in the Dardanelles, the
Turkish official statement mention--
ing only; artillery action.' ' 1
Reports from various quarters des-
- cribe conditions in Constantinople as
chaotic, with much suffering among
the population while other reports,
"coming through Athens, "declare that
the position of the Turkisji forces on
. the Gallipoli Peninsula is precarious.
Bulgarian reservists in Italy have
been called to the colors; advises from
; Rome state-
Russians Lose Seaplane.
Berlin, Sept. 13, by wireless to Say-
ville, N. Y., The Russians lost one
of their seaplanes in the attack by
these craft on a small German crui
;t ser off Windau, officially reported yes-ar-
terday. A statement issued today tells
of the attack by several Russian
t, Hydroplanes on the cruiser, and of
their dropping eight bombs, ?ll of
which missed the mark, and adds:
"One "hydroplane was shot down
anl brought to Windau. , Its occu
l pants, two Russian officers were made
5 prisoners-"
Turks Destroy Caissons.
Constantinople, Sept. 12, via Am
sterdam and London, Sept. 13, 8:50
a. m. The following official state
ment was issued today at the Turkish
war office:
"In the Anafarta section our
artillery on the right wing destroyed
some enemy caissons while that on
the left wing directed a heavy fire
against enemy trenches.
"Nothing of importance occurred
yesterday near Ari Burnu.
1 "Near Seddul Bahr two enemy crui
sers and a torpedo boat fired inef
fectually at our various positions,"
Belgians Disperse Germans.
Havre, France, Sept. 13, 9 a. m. i
The following official statement re
garding the operations of the Bel
gian army was issued today: "There
was a light bombardment along the
entire front Our artillery dispersed
Germans working near Milestone No
12 on the Yser and near Diegrachten."
Austro-Germans Progressing.
London, Sept. 13, 11:44 a. m. The
Austro-German armies on the eastern
front, still, striving for definite results,
are making progress everywhere ex
cept along the Galicia frontier, where
the Russians report a further success.
In the north where the Russian line
has been straightened by a witdrawal
of. forces, Field Marshal von Hinden
burg is directing a violent drive
towards Dvinsk and a crossing of the
Dorin;.. In the center Crown Prince
Leopold has forced his way over the
Zelwlanka, and is attacking in, the
vicinity of Skidel. " Imthe south Field
Marshal Von Mackensen, . on both
sides of the Pinsk railroad, is pressing
eastward towards the town. These
movements have resulted in the cap
ture of several thousand Russians.
'" -Th& final ; objective of the central
powers in this campaign is still' a mat
ter of conjecture, but General Ruz
sky, commander of the northern Rus
sian army, declares positively that
v C Continued on Eleventh Page.)
OFFICER SHOOTS
AT FLEEING MAN
Policeman 31assey Finds Stranger on
Porch of Whittlesey Home on
West Main street.
Residents of West Main street and
Grove Hill were awakened from their
sleep at 2:10 o'clock this morning by
the sharp bark of a revolver and a few
minutes later by the sound of the po
lice patrol in the street and police
men scouting the neighborhood.
While patroling his beat Officer
Michael Massey discovered a strange
man on the porch of the home of
Frederick Whittlesey at 279 West
Main street. The man had every ap-.
pearance of a burglar intent upon ef
fecting an entrance.' He fled at the
officer's approach and a shot from the
patrolman's automatic failed to hit
the mark.
Officer Hellberg and Sergeant
George Kelley hurried to the vicinity
in the patrol but a thorough search
of the neighbrohood failed to locate
the man. It is thought possible that
the stranger may have been the same
one who burglarized E. B. Eddy's
West Main street home last week.
HIS HORSES AND CASH
Miller Is Missing, So Are
Three Equines and
Some Money.
Sam Robington, the well known
horse trader, is a sorrowful man these
days and the cause of his grief is due
to what appears to be one of the finest
flim-flams he ever received. Sam is
a horse trader and is supposed to be
one of the craftiest. But Sam is not
evidently as foxy as he or many of his
friends have supposed for some time.
The tale of the deal in which Sam
figured is as follows: Some time ago
Richard F. Miller, also known to
many persons who engage in the
business that made "David Harum"
famous, bought a number of horses
from Patrick Condon of Bristol, for
which he made a small deposit. He
shipped the animals to this city and
began dickering for their sale or
trade. One of the first to examine
the horses was Robington, who took
three of the steeds and traded a like
amount and $125 to'complete the bar
gain. Sam at once began to make hay
while the sun was shining, so he dis
posed of the animals to local people,
among them, a man by the name of
Shapiro. He was chuckling with glee
over the excellent business he had
dene, but he had not the faintest idea
of what was to follow.
, In the meantime Mr. Condon on
not receiving1 the money for the
horses from Miller, decided to take
the animals back so he secured a re
plevin and an officer came to this city,
and, on learning of the transaction
between Miller and Robington, im
mediately made demand on the latter
for the horses.
Robington was in a bad fix just
about this time for he didn't have
the horses and so informed the minion
of the law, but after the latter had
become insistent that the claim must
be settled or the horses returned by
Miller, a search was made for him.
But Miller evidently had flitted by the
light of the moon for he was con
spicuous by his absence".
The constable then insisted on the
return of the horses so he went with
Sam to the parties to whom he had
swapped off Miller's horses and took
possession of them and took them
back to the Bell city.
Now Sam is figuring out just how
much he is out by the deal for all
that he is minus is $125 and three
horses which he prized highly.
Efforts to locate Miller have proved
futile, and the tenement formerly
occupied by his family on East street,
it is said, carries a "To Let" sign. It
is also rumored that the horses which
Sam gave to Miller in the trade were
sold by Miller in New Haven under
the hammer last week.
Mcdonald presides
Former Highway Commissioner to
Take Charge of Pan-American Road
Congress in Absence of Gov. Gates.
Oakland, Cal., Sept. 13. Gov.
Charles W. Gates of Vermont, who
was here to preside over the Pan
American Road congress was on his
way today to Franklin, Vt., to attend
the' funeral of his mother, Mrs. L.
Rebecca Gates, who died there Satur
day. James H. MacDonald, director of
the congress and former Connecticut
state highway commissioner will act
as the presiding officer of the conven
tion. ' '
FIKE COST $250,000.
Colorado Springs, Col., Sept. 13, j
Fire early today destroyed the Man
sion hotel at Manitou, one of the
largest in this region. The property
was valued at $250,000. The hotel
was closed last week for the season. .
CALLED TO COLORS.
Rome, Sept. 12, via Paris, Sept. 13,
5:10 a. m. All Bulgarian reservists
in Italy, have been recalled to the
colors. Transportation expenses are
being defrayed through the legation
here.. . . r.
ROBINGTON
MOURNING
TURKS FACE DEFEAT
IN DARDANELLES
Position of Defenders Precarious
-Forces Thinned Out
TRIUMVIRATE IN CONTROL
Two Ministers and Police Chief in
Charge of Affairs Taalat Bey Gets
High Prices No Transportation
Facilities Revolution Imminent.
Athens, Sunday, Sept. 12, Via. Paris,
Sept. 13, 11 a. m. An American
citizen of standing in Athens has re
ceived advices from Constantinople,
which he says are trustworthy, that
the position of Turkish forces defend
ing the Dardanelles is precarious. It
is said the Turkish front, thinned by
the heavy losses which the fighting
has entailed on both sides, is finding
it increasingly difficult to hold the
lines against the French and British.
Turkey's position at sea is described
as disadvantageous. The former Ger
man cruisers Goeben and Breslau, re
named, respectively, the Sultan Selim
and Medullu, are said to have been
incapaciated, while the Russian fleet
preys upon Turkish shipping.
Under Triumvirate.
According to this information, Tur
kish affairs are under the control of
a triumvirate with autocratic powers,
consisting of Enver Pasha, minister
of war; Taalat" Bey,' minister of the
interior, and Bedri Bey chief of police
of Constantinople. Dissatisfaction
among the Moslems is reported and
it is said the Shiek ul Islam was dis
missed because he did not approve
of measures taken against the Ar
menians. The committee of union
and progress is reported to have been
virtually superseded by a secret com
mittee which is desponsive to the
wishes of the triumvirate.
Christians Murdered.
The American's informant states
that Armenians are being sent to
concentration camps at various points,
being driven afoot or forwarded in
box cars. He adds .that the earlier
massacres of Christians in Asia Minor
are being duplicated in the present in
stance and that in some cases'only a
comparatively small part of the ex
pelled Armenians reach the concen
trations camps alive. Henry Morgen
thau, American ambassador at Con
stantinople, has exerted every effort
to protect the Armenians, but appar
ently his endeavors have been un
availing. It is stated that American
women who attempted to go with the
refugees to look out for Armenian
children were turned back, and that
a number of young Armenian girls
who were students at the American
college at Constantinople fell into the
hands of the Turks.
No Transportation.
Owing to the interruption of sea
transportation it is almost impossible
to purchase coal in Constantinople
and wood is being used for locomo
tives. The crops were good, but it
has been almost impossible to harvest
them. Petroleum costs one dollar a
gallon and the price of sugar has in
creased seven fold.
The American's informant states
that the agreement said to have been
reached between Turkey and Bulgaria
has not affected a definite settlement
of relations, but that, to the contrary,
the Turks are hastily erecting de
fenses against the Bulgarians.
Sheik nl Islam Resigns.
London, Sept. 13, 1:26 p. m. Con
ditions in Constantinople are de
scribed as chaotic by Reuter's cbrres
pondent at Athens, who bases his de
spatch on statements made by persons
arriving at Athens today from the
Turkish capital. The correspondent
telegraphs:
"The inhabitants of Constantinople
are suffering greater hardships than
is necessary because the committee of
national defense, run by Enver Pasha,
minister of war, and Taalat Bey,
minister of the interior, have cornered
all commedities and are selling them
at high prices.
"The resignation from the cabinet
of the Sheik ul Islam, representative
of the sultan in religious affairs, is
confirmed. He disapproved of the ex
termination of the Christian elements,
against which he protested to the
cabinet. The Greek-Armenian pa
triarch has been deprived of all
powers.
"The Black Sea end of the Bos
phorus has been closd by a chain of
wire netting and by mines."
Trouble With Djemal Pasha.
Rome, Sept. 12, Via. Paris, Sept.
13, 5 a. m. The attitude of Djemal
Pasha, former minister of marine, is
giving the Turkish committee of
union and progress much anxiety, the
Tribuna says it has learned from
sources of information in the Balkans.
He is reported to be in Arabia in
constant contact with Shieks and
Emirs hostile to the committee, while
Arab preachers are trying to foment
rebellion among the inhabitants.
Taalat Bey, minister of the in
terior, realizes, it is said, that the
situation is serious and is not holding
entirfilirom' tWent to
retur$$3fco power Hilmt Pafena, former
grand vizier, who now is ambassador
to Austria Hungary. Hostility to the
(Continued on Tenth Page.)
MAYOR'S DEEP SECRET
FINALLY MADE PUBLIC
Committee on Consideration Gf His
Vetoes Was Appointed Last Week
But Kept Dark.
Despite the cloak of secrecy that
Mayor George Absent Quigley has at
tempted to throw around himself, it
became known today that he had al
ready appointed a committee of three
to consider his two vetoes tendered at
the last meeting of the common
council. The council passed a motion
by Councilman Landers that the com
mittee be appointed to consider the
vetoes and also to consider a resolu
tion offered by Councilman Orson
Fight Curtis, calling for the rejection
of one of the vetoes.
The committee consists of Alderman
Albert Anderson and Councilman Er
nest L- Tiech and Frank L. Conlon.
Thinking to keep the matter a deep
secret from the newspapers and also
with the intention of keeping his op
ponents in a beclouded state of mind,
the mayor refrained from making the
names of the committee public, there
by having a quiet laugii all to his hon
orable self. But he whose laugh is
the last laugh laughs a longer and
louder laugh and the Herald learned
the names today. It is said the com
mittee will meet this evening.
It is not known just what Council
man Curtis expects to furnish in the
way of surprises at ' the September
meeting of the common council Wed
nesday evening but it Is said that he
has been quietly working on a secret
trail and those who are close to him
say he has an ace . concealed up his
sleeve-
MAN AND WIFE SHOT,
BOARDER IS PURSUED
Four Bullets Injure Mr. and
Mrs. Walker Assailant
Flees to Woods.
Geenwich, Sept. 13. Mr. and Mrs.
H. B. Walker of Hamilton avenue are
in the Greenwich hospital today suf
fering from bullet wounds inflicted by
Robert Harding. He boarded in the
family. Thin morning, Harding
walked into the dining room. and
with the remark "I will fiil you both
iuii ui leau ne
opened fire with a
revolver,
jury.
All four shots inflicted in-
Harding found that his attempt to
fire a fifth shot was futile as there
had been only four loaded cartridges
in the weapon. Mr. Walker was hit
in the right shoulder and on the left
side of the head. His wife was wound
ed on the right cheek and on the
right kee. Both were taken to the
Greenwich hospital where it is said
that their wounds probably would not
result seriously.
Harding left the house and is being
pursued. He went into the woods
near the Edgewood Inn. The reason
for Harding's act is not known. He
is said to have felt aggrieved at Mrs.
Walker over some trivial matter ond
previously had threatened to shoot
her.
Harding is fifty-five years old and
Mr. and Mrs. Walker are each about
forty-five.
ITALIAN CABINET
ON WAR MEASURES
Next Meeting Will Materially Change
v Plans of Conducting Warfare
Adopt German Methods.
Rome, Sept. 12, via Paris, Sept. 13,
4:45 a. m. The next meeting of the
Italian cabinet will deal with . new
measures upon which the quardrup
le entente allies have decided for the
future conduct of the war, according
to the correspondent in this city of
the Turin Stampa These measures
are said to be analogous to those em
ployed by the Germans to assure their
recent military successses.
The Agencia Libra says the recent
visit of General Joffre to the Italian
front and- Emperor Nicholas' as
sumption of the active command of
the Russian army are indications that
radical changes are imminent in the
conduct of the war.
GETtMANS WIN AT RIGA.
Berlin, Sept. 13, via London,
5:55 p. m. The battle along
the Dvina River, which has
been virtually in a state of
deadlock for several days, has
swung in favor of the Germans.
The war office announced totfay ,
that the Russians had been
ejected from several itositions
on the left bank of the river.
Tliis battle probably will de
cide the fate of Riga.
WEATHER.
Hartford, Sept. 13. For
Hartford and vicinity: Partly
cjoudy tonight and : Tuesday.
SANT' ANNA SAFE
IS LATEST WORD
Boat Under Conyoy to Port
- Carried 1,600 Men
NO NEWS UNTIL LATE
Fact That No Message From Captain
Has Been Received Leads to Theory
That Ship May Not Be Ablaze
Was in Direct Line of Travel.
New York, Sept. 13. The Fabre
Line steamship Sant' Anna, which
was on fire in mid-ocean, is safe and
proceeding under escort to the Azores,
according to a wireless message re
ceived at the line's offices today.
"New York, Sept. 13. The local
offices of the Fabre line received no
word during the morning hours today
regarding their steamer Sant' Anna
bonQd from Mew York for Italian
ports with more than 1,600 Italian re
servists and a large cargo of food
stuffs which had been reported on
fire about 960 miles southeast from
Halifax, N. S., in a wireless message
received at the latter point late last
night.
D. H. E. Jones, senior partner of
,tho. firm .of James W. Elwell & Com
pany,' local agents of the Fabre line,
said he was at a loss to understand
why Capt. Francois Pavey, of the
Sant' Anna had - not -communicated
.wivh the office here if his ship were
actually on fire or in distress in any
way.
"It .is possible that the fire which
occurred on the Joseph W. Fordney,
one of the firm's American ships, was
responsible for the message regard
ing the Sant" Anna' said Mr. Jones.
"The Fordney, which is a freighter,
sailed from Archangel, Russia, on
August 18 for New York. Last Wed
nesday a fire was discovered in one of
her holds among 800 bales of flax.
- "The Fordney put into St. Johns, N.
F., Wednesday, and the fire depart
ment there got the flames under con
trol, and the ship sailed yesterday for
New York. The vessel was reportedl come vviU coniet according to the well
yesterdav by the Cape Race radio
station as being all right."
The message received at Halifax
stated that the Sant' Anna was on fire
in distress, an 1 needed assistance. Her
position was piven as latitude 40.23
north, longtiuule 4 7.30 west. This is
approximately 960 miles southeast of
Halif ix, and as the Sant' Anna's radio
cfjuipment was not powerful, it was
thought the message had been relayed
by a steamer much nearer Halifax
than the position given for the
Sant' Anna.
Cargo of Foodstuffs.
When the Sant' Anna sailed from
New York on September 8, she car
ried a cargo consisting largely of
foodstuffs. . According to her owners
here there were no arms or ammuni
tion aboard. The Italians, gathered
from every part of the United States
"tnd returning to join the army, were
in the steerage. Comparatively few
passengers were carried in the first
.and second cabin. The crew num
bered about 100.
"Several of our vessels have been
set on fire recently," said Howard E.
'Jones, of the firm of James E. Elwell,
agents for the Fabre line. "We have
had the vessels under the closest kind
of watch while in port and no Ger
mans or Austrians were permitted on
the pier. We examined every piece
of freight offered as cargo to guard
against bombs and infernal ma
chines." Suspicious of Bomb.
It was said today that the sailing
of the Sant' Anna from this port was
delayed twenty-four hours to permit
a thorough search, because the
suspicions of her officers had been
aroused by rumors that a bomb had
been placed aboard.
The message from the Cape Race
wireless station, as received here via.
Halifax, was flashed abroad on the
Atlantic and without doubt was picked
up by vessels within easy sail of the
Earner, in distress. It was under
stood here today, however, that the
Canadian government was preparing
to send a relief ship from Halifax
unless word was received today that
air had reached the Sant' Anna from
some other source.
Was Afire Before.
Fire was discovered in No. 2 hold
of the Sant' Anna while she was lying
at her pier in South Brooklyn Sep
tember 21, 1914. All the goods in
that hold were destroyed by fire and
water and the loss was estimated at
$100,000. The steamer was not in
jured, it was said. Captain Pavey at
tributed the fire to spontaneous com
bustion. The commander of the ship
asserted that the lower hold had been
battered down since the vessel left
Genoa.
A tragic incident which occurred
aboard the Rant' Anna early in May
last was the suicide of Frederick Van
Dyne, United States consul at Lyons,
who was returning to his post from
his home in Washington.
NEUTRAL ATTACKED.
London, Sept. 13. 12:15 p. m. An
attack with gunfire on a neutral ship
by a German submarine is reported
in a despatch from Christiania to
Reuters Telegram company. The sub
marine is said to have fired upon the
Norwegian ship Presto, carrying a
cargo of wood, last Friday. The crew
was saved.
FIRST MEETING
OF NAVAL BOARD
Thomas Edison Will Preside On
October 6 if Present Plans Ma
ture Committee Influential.
Washington, Sept. 13. Officials be
gan plans for the first meeting of the
new naval advisory board, which will
direct its activities toward improving
the American Navy through science
and invention. Secretary Daniels' an
nouncement of the board's personnel
aid it would have its first session in
his office on October 6. Thomas A.
Edison, the chairman,, will preside.
The twenty-two members of the
board exclusive of Mr. Edison were
nominated by eleven scientific ana
engineering societies at the request of
Secretary Daniel3 who sought to
mobilize the country's inventive
genius for the navy as a step in na
tional defense plans. The board's re
commendations and conclusions will
have great influence Mr. Daniels said,
in the forming of the administration's
proposal to congress and in the opera
tion and development of the navy.
PARLIAMENT IS TO
CONSIDER REVENUE
Income Tax Expected to Fur
nish Large Funds to Brit
ish Government.
London, Sept. 13. When parlia
ment reassembles tomorrow its prin
cipal concern will be schemes of new
taxation to help in providing for the
expenses of the war.
An increase and extension of the in
come tax is expected in most quarters
and possibly new duties on luxuries
of various character.
Other taxes which have been sug
gested are upon railway' tickets,
theaters and motion pictures, auto
mobiles ar.d carriages, and employers
of domertic servants.
' But the greater part of the half
billion dolars or so which the govern
ment hoDPS to add to its annual ij
informed, from the income tax. Most
authorities are agreed that the in
come tar murt be broadened. The
minimum ot exemption presumably
will be lowered.
It is estimated that the total in
come of the inhabitants of the British
Isles is $12,000,000,000 a year. Of
this, less than five billion dollars io
now assessed for taxation. The :iew
legislation is expected to reach at
least three a fid a half billion dollars
more. For the small workman, it is
possible that the collection of the tax
may be made In weekly installments,
by means of stamps affixed to a
weekly war tax card.
With the modifications of the in
come tax which Reginald McKentia,
chancellor cf the exchequer, is ex
pected to introduce into the new bud
get, will come an opportunity for a
general revision of the method of col
lection. BOY'S SKULL FRACTURED
William Masonis Of Winter Street
Run Down By Abraham Shurberg
On Hartford Avenue.
William Masonis, the six-years-old
son of William Masonis of 138 Winter
street lies at the New Britain General
Hospital in a critical conditon as the
result of an accident this afternoon
in which he was run over by an auto
mobile driven by Abraham Shurburg
of 3 97 Chestnut street. The accident
occurred on Hartford avenue.
Mr. Shurburg reported the accident
to the police and said that the boy
jan into his car and before he could
stop the machine the rear wheel had
passed over his body. He took the
boy to Dr. Mendel Volkenheim and
after a superficial examination he
rushed the youngster to the hospital.
It was found that the boy is suf
fering from a broken leg and a frac
tured skull.
TROOPER KILLED
Mexicans Wound Two Other U. S.
Soldiers, One Pi-obably Fatally, in
Brush at Irrigation Station.
Brownsville, Tex, Sept. 13. One
United Sta'tes trooper was killed and
two others were wounded one prob
ably fatally, when a band of Mexican
bandits early today attacked the
American patrol of seven men at an
irrigation pumping station . several
miles up the river from the point.
INDUSTRY COMING HERE.
New Britain gains an addition to
its industries by the sale of the metnl
ceiling business of Lyman II. Snyder
& Co. of Bristol to the Beaton & Cad
well Manufacturing company of this
city. With the hill of sale is included
all patents and patterns owned by the
Snyder company for ceiling plates for
pipes and tubing. The company em
ployed seventeen men in their Bristol
plant, which is located on East atroet
near the Pequabuck river. The. fac
tory will be offered for rent, as the
proprietors recently went into the
automobile and garage business in an
other section of the city.
ARM 5iA
IS ftK
Von Bernstoru Mel
Will Confer With
ORDUNA ATTACK 'E
Justification nd Facts of
to Be Questions
unces of Cessation of
Liners Must Be Fort!
Washington, Sept
Lansing announced toda:
f erence with President
no decision had yet beei
the United Statea'on G
posal to arbitrate the Ar
It was decided in oflk
that Germany and the I
agree that to arbitrate i
indemnity involve n
justification and the f
Secretary Lansing i f
the president, return
department to await ;
with Count Vonl Bern
man ambassador, who
bring the situation wji
ment will agree! to m
tlon to arbitration,
began at noon.
Audience With I
Count Von Bernstuiy
gagement with Secretary
noon. Mr. Lansing bf
ambassador went to tlu !
to talk with the presi
probable that -the amb?
have an audience with i
later, but the time has r.
It was generally belie
fore the United States wi
formal negotiations on 't
case in particular or ar$' j
general subject which toU
the sinking of the LuAfa
be necessary first to y
many'a assurances, of th&
attack by submarines on.
Explanation on Ot.
Germany' explanation J
ruccessf ul attempt to tt
Cunard liner Orduna, on
that the submarine conn
lated his Instructions, wi
cause of the weather he
to make out the characte
ality of the Orduna.
The Orduna, bound froi
to New York with some
gers of whom 22 were
was attacked by a torp'
barely rniKsed her, and
shelled by the eubmarin
was out of range-
To substantiate the etas
the German commander v
to follow his orders. It is
he soon after allowed tl
Normandie, carrying a caw
ber, to pass unmolested
The German explanat
comes in the form of a no
before President Wilson
Secretary Lansing and m;
discussion of the submarin
Count Von Bsrnstorff, t
ambassador.
ROBBERS QUAR
i
Member of Gang Which
Bank Cashier Killed I
Over Division Of Spoils
Sioux City, la., Sept. 13
quel to the daylight robM
urday of the Farmers' and
Bank, one member of th
held up Ralph M. .Tritz, ta
cashier, was killed early t
a pistol duel after a quarri
division of the spoils. .
The police have been
Identify the dead man.
J. M. Murphy, at whost
murder occurred, declared
was just entering the hou?
heard shots, saw one me
two other men leave , the
The highwaymen's haulj
to only $375.
ZEPS RAID AG
Bombs From Airships Did
Damage on Bast Coast
Says Official Despatch.',
London, Sept. 13, 2:55 i
other Zeppelin raid wat
the eastern coaft of Elif.
nitfht. There Wfre no cu
The attack is described
lowing official statement:
"The east coast waft- a
by hostile aircraft last
12th-18th. Bombs were' d
therp were no casualties
only damage reported" Jw
telegraph wires are down
glass is broken."
ifa di;eiov m:.i
Stoninjtton. Sept. 13. J
diet on. former state nenato
resentative in Uiet general
and former warden of the'
died Saturday niKht at Hoj
according to word received
day. He moved to that pi
years ago. He wan a rromtci
and leaves a wift, three no'
brothers and two sisters, j

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