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PRICE ONh LKIH J kuiwrou two cum.
. active Timbering, and
? , Blast? Responsible,
s District Attorney.
public Service Commission Has?
ten?- to Inspect Other Section**;
l/ndermincd by Tube Work.
??(j Aid not blasting
MB I Ave
? I? of Wednesday
.???rrda?-. up had
It forOrflS .
? "Mid
ir, ?nil
th? affair
? -e.l that hi
A- ? time ho dismissed the
? whs the funda
i-Atsstrophe He
'rom many wit
:hht the ?hock which
ttSitei *v ' ? ? ?boring going to
biiis*. had been too
-? have dam
>? 7 of the tim
"But hero, after an
ri bur* 4O0 feet f it
M sen
ua. ? blast fore
a arrest me
for f< ? the wreck
The - e accident jolted th?
Public Berrice ' "mmission yesterday
along the line
of iMj ?.?orary street under?
pinning subway construct:?^
? ? tjr. As if not sure as
the work under the
- control, practically the
whole 'orce was ordered t >
pit busy.
Literary l??rce at Work.
In addition to this the commission's
?trsr- ? rit? ??ras put to work issuing
Ksttmsnts. .0 of which was in the
aatnr* of a defence of the "cut and
1 of work, of which -he
??con that coved in was one form.
No one cime out yesterday with a
te statement of opinion as to '
.?? ?.r.e nature of the fault in the
. used, although many
rapir.eers who looked over the situa
mts point?? : oat privately whBt they !
t-tlieved were faults. Senator Thomp
?en. chfc'.iT^an of the legislative
cemtnit??-? 'nvestigating public service
ccmn ? . ved a statement from
i pr< ? ifineer setting forth
"Hat ??? : rung was plainly ?:e
leh t.'.e 1'ublic Scr?
ee engineers had ap- i
?Senator Thompson called Commis
?.oner lin> ^.ference to set
.?iiin'.Miion's place in
He ?a;d afterward thnt
. brought facts to his
atten* :.,m to start an
it he would wait
hat was being done.
t in the method em?
ployer g t., a rijiort made to
'he 1 . ommisaion, was ?
?r.i's wort bound to
throughout the
'?fifth . ;n. so that when one
pertio: .?'?or.? were pulled
down liter it In mines the
ind the frames to-:
BStfcer le S? .ijis.
Bound b> Trolley Rails.
Reben R .'.nay. engineer in charge
for the Ma?
ted out that the sur
top of the ?boring,
rsila in a concrete
? with ?tee!, really
I that held tho
and that if one
f?rt ?? ud tensile
B others down.
who h a ?1 eh arge of the
Attorney l'er
.: graphic description '
?? ju?' appen? He i* forty- '
? - his a its
??"?i ? ties Street. He
'** hn ng business ten
year?, ai sa d he never before had
**c\ ?ti accident.
i ?k i.? ? o'clock with
* t?'r r II runners, a powder ?
? said. I wont
?? Jhe i ?. rd Street '
??id S .. Aver u?- an?i got twenty-'
?.!' 40 per cent
*r**?T ? . ;.?;ree blasts be?
nne hole, in
%"lt'1 ' quarters of a stick ,
?; <?>?' - ? was set off at 7:.'.o
the floor of the ex- ;
last, which was the one ?
t before the cave-in, consisted of
rent angles within a
I on the bench.
iaeh taass Um face ?J
. feet deep,
I placed three nine
Third Blast Not Fired.
? ??lace to prevet.t
? "" the
iiry in the case
?i ?uch de,-,, holes." he Bald "We only
Fll'vi raM "f sl"llow holes. The
?re Mast^which wttt never aet off, but
? tained two hole?, in
tul P??*c*d ?hree and three-fourth
all were loaded I told
' onkey to take the remain
? pound? and the detonators back
"?he first blast was fired and noth
re?*lU'1/llU*1 h*PP*??'?-<-. Then w.
?"?'?vation to warn all work
"- ??'?'i' ".v meamSti mit ??"-.?in
'? and then went to the .??
- rig I ?ent the
alm,V monKey to the butteries at the
r of Tweti'y-lifth Street
th Avenue. 1 stood about fit
?outh of htm, and sent the
*-*g *-** ***a out with flags to warn
w, r"1 '??? ?ach ?-??je of a blast
?aw the car coming and motioned
? ? ?berto (;,rardi to stop it. The
weame right up to him and stopped";
**^*-a?a??4 m ?>??? I. ol um* I
Ford Explores Submarine;
16 Times Too Bis. He Says
Henry Ford froinp aboard E-2., on inspection tour of United State? under
sea craft.
Inventor Sees Undersea Craft for First lime?Shakes
Head Over Cost After Inspecting K-5 and
E-2 at Navy Yard Docks.
Hei ly Ford, who proposes to revolu
tionire submarine warfare, her! hi? first
experience ?board a submarine yestrr
day. He visited two of the submersible
craft ?if the United States navy at the
New York yard, in anticipation of turn?
ing out one of his own invention.
No fewer than ten ?tout hawsers held
?iach of the submarines? to the wharf
wh?eythe automobile m-in made his in?
spects..*.. It had bet-ii rumored that he
would be taken for an underwater trip
al.(.u; the harbor, but none of the sail?
ors made a motion to release the craft.
Mr. Ford did not care to crowd his
Fresh from a conference with Secre?
tary Daniels and 1'resident Wilson, he
came to New York from Washington
Wednesday evening.
Kmerpinj? from the conning tower of
the K-2, the second craft visited yes?
terday, Mr. tor.I said:
"I think they are sixteen times too
large and cost sixteen t'mes too much."
"Has your inspection of a submarine
for the first time given you new ideas
that will lead to a revolution in their
construction or from which you will
evolve u new type?" some one inquired.
Although he is a member of the Pres?
ident^ advisory board of naval defence,
Mr. Ford is nevertheless a pacifist.
"I would like to abolish their manu?
facture," was his answi
Considering his recent statement that
; a small type of submarine operated by
a gasolene engine and manned by one
or two men was the logical undersea de?
fence of the future, Mr. Ford yesterday
! hardly seemed enthusiastic. He ad
i mitted that he picked up some new
1 ideus he never went anywhere with
' out doing that, he declared and that
he might submit them to the naval ad
vii-..ry board for what they were worth.
Mr. For'! urrived at the tinvy yard
? shortly after 11 o'clock. He was ac?
companied by his son, Fdsal. and Gas
I ( ontlniir?! on pai e 4. i nliimn 4
One Dying Bullets Fly at Ma
hattan Casino During Row.
Two policemen were shot, one fati
ly, the other seriously, when the par
of the Thomas J. McManus Associate
in the Manhattan Casino broke up in
right early this morning.
The dying policeman is .supposed
be William Dapping, shield No. tjtt
Th. one serious?}, wounded is Jam
Dapping is shot through the ey
Before being removed to the hospiti
Father Plunkett, of St. Mark's Churc
administered the last rites of tl
Hii-!.??p *ras shot through the chest.
Another policeman, Patrolman Da
lit.g, was injured in the fight thi
followed the arrest of a man givir
bis name as Thomas O'Neil, and h
home as 1491 Eighth Avenue, as tli
mi'n who did the shooting.
McManus, known as The McManu
has been having a hard time holdin
control of his Assembly district. Yei
terday he gave his annual party, an
\shen midnight came and the sport ers
a*, its height there srere f'.OOO person
in and about tue Casino. Just Infor
l o'clock a Acht started In the bst
? ri oui, ?n which revolvers were freel
The policeman supposed to I.
? Dapping was off duty, but swung int
[ th? mix-up until stopped by a shot.
Bishop, the other policeman, was alsi
off duty.
O'Neill, according to the police. ?I:
; seen to fire several ?hot?.
"Banker" Sued for $31 She Do?t While
at Luna Park.
I,, i BaSraSl ' r?"' T"' ui.f )
Cleveland, Sept. M. Municipal Judge
Cull ruled to-day that it was gross neg?
ligence for a woman to carry $86 in
her ?ilk stocking while enjoying an out
ing at I.una Park
Mrs Jaunis Haddad w?i suing Mr?.
Emily Clodell, b?,th of thi? city, for
: $&:? which, she said, ?he gave Mr?.
II. Mrs. Clodell, the plaintiff al?
lege.I. lost the money out of her silk
I stocking Mr?. Clodell told tue judge
i she was in the hsbit of making a l>snk
I of her stocking, and never before had
I lo?t any money. She was unable to ex
I plain how the stocking bank was
Budget Axmen Permit Skelly to Retain
( Ml Service Job.
The Municipal Civil Sen-ice Cnmmii
sion is to retain It? "human touch."
otherwise known as John Skelly, as?
sistant secretary.
The commissioners had a hard fight
yesterday afternoon with the sub-com?
mittee on budget over cuts recom?
mended in their staff. They had asked
that Mr. Skilly's salary be increased
from $?,400 to $3,000. 'Much to their
surprise, tie Hureau of Standard? had i
his placo down for abolishment. Every !
member of the commission went toi
the bat for Mr. Skelly, who was de- j
clared a much needed individual.
"Many of our visitors nre irate," said
I>r Hei'ry Mc-kowiu, president of the
commission. "Our assistant secretary
treats them tactfully and tells them
what they want to know. He supplie?
the human touch."
The budget committee decided to re?
tain Mr. Skelly and his office, but de?
nied him any increase. The commis?
sion won out on several other points,
but the committee voted to abolish sev?
eral small cli'rkships.
No action was taken on the recom?
mendation of the Hureau of Standard?
that the position of F. (i. Ireland, chief
examiner, at $4,200. be abolished and
that he be made supervisor at 12,160.
The budget of the Court of Special Ses?
sion will be considered this afternoon.
Five Tons on Way to Prohibition Cen?
tre Is in Peril.
A?bury Park may be the pride of the
advocate? of nation-wide prohibition,
but just listen:
Red Bank, N. J? Sept 23. A ?even
ton aeto truck, carrying live tons of
beer, consigned, according to the chauf?
feur, to Asbury Park, crashed through
the planking of Hubbard's Bridge here
to day.
I.ate this evening no one could be
found to chance the rescue of the bev?
erage, the rear of the truck hanging
but a few inches above the waters of
the Shrewsbury.
Mrs. Pinchot Loses Jewels.
1'i.iire Headquarters was notified yes?
terday bv Mrs. (iifford I'inchot of 'he
los? of two diamond ri?a** and a silver
hatpin box from her home in Milford,
Penn. The jewels, considere?! inval?
uable by the Pinchot family because of
the fact that they are heirloom?, are
worth $300 The police were requested
to notify the pawn ?hop? The heir?
looms disappeared iast week.
On Grand Jury Results
Riley Hopes Governor
Will Allow Removal.
Says in Port Chester. Riley
Mitfht Visit the Prison
lad cations were plain in Albany and
White Plains yesterday that the fight
of Juin! B. Riley, Superintendent of
Prisons, to force Thomas Mott Osborne
from the wardenship of Sing Sing is
Stain approaching a climax, with Riley
relying upon what may be developed by
h grand jury investigation to furnish
an excuse for Osborne's decapitation.
?Jsburne and District Attorney Weeks
of Westchester conferred for an hour
yesterday on the proposed grand jury
? 'igation. At the clone of the con
fer*.nce both men refused to talk.
While this conference Onu in session
?lohn B. Riley. Superintendent of Prii?
ons, was in Albany planning to lay his
.??-?? against Osborne bsfors <;?>vernor
Whitman on his reto n to hi? desk.
In Albany last night Rile) -ai?i he ba.i
nothing new to present to 'he Gov?
ernor h? this time.
Talking in Port ? bester last night,
Warden Osborne >?;?! the trouble in
?sing Sing ii largtl] due to "re
portert' imagination," referring par
ticularl) to the recent search of
cells by William A. (irr, fiovernor
W hitman'a sen tai . and ? tight
that ifl alleged to have broken up a
a of the Mutual W' lfare court.
"The Governoi received a letter,"
?aid Mr. Osborne. "informing him of
violent conditions at Sing Ping prison.
I'hi ? v...* signed by two men nut In
good standing at the prison. The Goy
!?!?'loi Bent Mr. ?in to the prison. I
.vas spending a lew days in the Aiiiron
docks. Mr. Church received Mr. <?rr.
Mr. Orr spoke With the two men.
These men told Mr. On that six ?run?
and some ??ari ridge, bad boon .?mug
gle?l into Ihe prison, but nothing was
l'oiu.d in any of the cells."
Tiie warden wa? asked if he had any
.uniment to make on Superintendent
Riley'l reiiuost for a grand jury in?
vestigation if conditions in Sing Sing.
"It is the superintendent's duty to
investigate," he replied. "It might be
well for him to Come down to the pris
on himself. 1 have heard nothing of
tiejally of nn\ investigation."
Osborne's opponents in Westchestcr
and in Albany were of the opinion last
night that Riley is at last in a position
to force Osborne out. In this connec?
tion the word wan passed in West
ehester last night that there would be
big developments to-day. The nature
of these developments was not dis?
The charges which the grand jury is
expected to investigate deal with as
suults in and escapes from Sing Sing.
Immorality amony, prisoners la also
charged. Similar condition!-, it is as?
serted, exist in the other prison.? of the
state, notably Clinton, over which Mr.
Riley exercises almost rtlrect personal
supervision, but the district attorney
iii whose counties these prisons are
have not yet been asked to act. In?
stead, it is stated at the Albany office
of the Prison Department, letters were
sent to th? several wardens instructing
them to take what action may be
deemed necessary to correct evils.
Son of Macy's Head Reaches
Denver in Time for Operation
That Prevents His Death.
[Bt T? agr.i': to Tfvt TtUtt |
Denver, Sept. ^3. Percy S. Straus,
jr., son of the president of It. H. Macy
4 ('?>, was rushed here on a Santa Fe
special train from Albuquerque, X. M.,
last night and arrived in time to under?
go an operation for an abate SB which
saved his life. The train covered the
628 miles in less than twelve hours,
establishirir a record run. In many
place* it ran eighiy miles an hour.
Young Straus and his father were
en route to Denver on a p!ea?ure trij
when the boy became suddenly ill.
Physicians declared his life could not
be saved without an operation. Straus
was advised to leave at once for Den?
ver, where he might obtain the best
possible hospital facilities, and was
warned that he would have to hurry.
He immediately chartered a special
train of three coaches.
India Won't Let Cook Climb.
,I?r I iM, u? Ttit? Tril mit. |
London. Sept. 24. "The Daily Ma !"
?ays that Dr. ? ook has been kicking
Ins heels in Calcutta for th? la.st few
weeks, smiting for permission to r.o
.. Nopal to climb Mount Everest.
The govern-: | and politely de?
clined permission, ami accoruinglv Dr.
Cook ami his pi-rtv will leave India on
September SO.
Spryly Does the Hesitation
with Girls in Calico?
All Got a Chance.
Dust (?f a Long. Hot Ride Still
on Him as He Lunches with
Crowd of Workers.
RTalsenbarg, Col., Sept. 23. John D.
feller, jr., continuing his tour of
!'?'.?" Colorado Fuel A Iron
? ompany mine?, to-night reached Wa!
i-enburg, forty-fi*. e miles north of Trin
Th? trip eras mude by motor csr
snd 'he coal mine owner jolted all day
twisting roads through the hill
country of Las Animas snd Hu?rfano
To-night the former leader of the
Bible c'a?? at th? Fifth Avenue Baptist
' liurch danced in a little schoolhou?*
a the Cameron mine. 2,000 miles from
Broadway, with Mrs. Charles Kaiser,
the pretty wife of the mine superin
| tendent. Mr. Rockefeller glided over
the none too smooth floor to the strains
Ol "Tippeiary."
Mine Orchestra Was Lusty.
I he music was lustily emitted bv an
orchestra consisting of a snare drum, a
clarinet., a trombone and an accord?on.
W. L Mackenzie King and other
members of the Rockefeller party also
participated in the dance, choosing their
partners from among the wives and
daughters of coal digg rs and mine offi?
Mr. Rockefeller himself arranged the
dance. He attended an entertainment
a; the schoolhouse. given in his honor
by the I'nmeron Club, an organization
of miners.
N'ear the end of the entertainment
Mr. Rockefeller made a speech. After
referring jocularly to the manner in
which he had "packed the house" by
bringing hi? numerous personal en
tournge and a still more numerous
party of newspaper correspondent?, he
"I've often danced to that tune 'lie
orchestra played a little while ago."j*??3
( beei. wondering if when this, entortain
? ment i:i over and the older people have
gone nome we couldn't move these
chairs out and have ., dance. Dont
iron think we could arrange it*"
l'h?re v.-i's unanimous assent. A fear
minutes later the master of cere?
monies, C. H. Hawksworth, announced
that the entertainment was at an end
Snd that the da'ice would follow.
Ml Wanted to Dance.
"Those who want to dance may stay
here," he said. "Any who don't care to
dar.ee we will make welcome at the
clubhouse." None went to the club?
house. No miner elected to miss the
chance of seeing John I). Rockefeller,
jr., the man who was supposed to own
about everything around these parts,
dancing in the Cameron schoolhouse.
In two minutes the chairs had disap?
peared. The orchestra launched forth,
fwo or three miners with their sweet?
hearts were on the floor in a trice.
Then ?V. L Mackenzie King chose a
partner anil sallied forth.
Mr. Rockefeller hesitated no longer.
Mowing to Mrs. Kaiser, who had been
his hostess at dinner, he offered his
arm. led her to the dancing floor, and
glided gracefully through the hetero?
geneous throng of coal diggers, mine
. fticials and miners' wives and daugh?
After hi? initial step with Mrs. Kais?
er. Mr. Rockefeller danced w-ith practi?
cally every woman and girl in the
room. Officials' wives and daughters
in graceful summer silk? and coal dig?
gers' wives in calico all were included
in his invitations. "Hesitation" waltz
essayed by the orchestra was negotiat?
ed by Mr. Rockefeller with skill and
apparent experience.
In the eonrse of the journey Rocke?
feller visited mining camps at Rouse,
Lester, Ideal and Cameron. At Rouse,
In a conference with the miners' griev?
ance representative, he went on record
with the unequivocal statement that
the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company did
not oppose it? employes belonging to
A- Mr. Rockefeller was leaving the
boarding house at Lester, where he had
lunched with a crowd of miners and
company officers without having taken
time to wash the accumulated du?t of
a long hot ride from his face, he was
greeted bv a negro miner just from the
P "Mr. Rockefeller, this is Willi? Hood,"
said B. J. Matti?on, assistant general
me.r.ager of the company.
Hood, after greeting Mr. Rockefeller,
recounted at ??orne kngth that he had
been an employe of the company twen?
ty-two years, and asked for the promise
of p pension when he had served twen?
ty-five years.
"I think you and I will go on a pen?
sion about the same time." said Mr.
Rebuilding Company House?.
I^ter Hood met Mr. Rockefeller
aga;i' ?nd in?i?ted upon making a
lengthy speech to him, couched in long
word? ?nd pounded home with vigorous
restores Hi- a-ae --till talking sraea
the motor cars rolled out of the camp.
Just at the edge of Lester Mr. Rocke
i (ootlnued on pa.*" 4, eolumn 5
Samuel Hopkins Adams
If you ever bought one article and had another sent
home, you know the endless annoyance that often fol?
lows. In next Sunday's Tribune Mr. Adams tells how
one woman refused to be outwitted and how any per?
son can obtain justice through the Bureau of Investiga?
tions. It's a helpful story of everyday buying?of equal
interest to reasonable buyers and reputable shops.
U\\t ?5>utti.ag ?ntom*
First te Last ?The Truth S'eut? E?itsrtals ? - AdltrUstmtnts
Captain Says He Saw
U-Boat Sink Hesperian
British Skipper, Arriving at Newport News, Asserts
Same Submarine Chased His Vessel When He
Sought to Aid Stricken Liner.
. R? Ttbmrm* '' Tot n?MM 1
Ne-wport Ne?v?, Va., Sept. 2"\. The
Allan Line steamer Hesperian wa?
?unk by a Cern?an submarine and not
by a floating mine, according to
Captain Sn.ellie, master of the British
steamer Crosby.
Captain Smellie declares he wit?
nessed the vessel's sinking and a??erts
that the same submarine immediately
chased the Crosby for several hours.
He escaped, he ?ays, only in the dark?
ness, by driving his ship at the utmoet
speed, ?Ai'hout lights and steering a
zig-zag course and then a wide circle.
The Hesperian was torpedoed without
warning on the night of September 4,
and twenty-six lires lost.
The statement.? of Captain Smellie
are contained in an official report made
to the British authorities on his ar?
rival here on Monday.
The report, it is said, will later be
submitted to the I'nited States govern?
ment in refutation of the official Ger?
man statement. Berlin disclaimed re
sponsibillty on the ground? that there
were no Germsn submarines in the
A copy of the report could not be
secured for publication, as the original
was forwarded immediately on the
arrival of the vessel, but discussing
the matter yesterday. Captain Smellie
stated that he ?ailed from London for
Newport New? m ballast on August 31.
Late in the afternoon of September 4,
he said, he ?ighted a large passena-er
and freight liner, which he afterwards
learned wa? the Hesperian, a few miles
ahead and off the starboard bow
Just before dark, he said, the big
vessel suddenly gave a great lurch
and a body of water seemed to engulf
her, and she slowly began to sink by
the head. At. first, he said, he thought
the vessel had struck a floating mine,
a? he had sighted neither hostile ship?
nor submarines in the vicinity. He
started to her assistance, but ss he
circled to??ard her a submarine came
to the surface and headed direct for
I the Crosby.
Banished People To lie Helped I.Ike
Washington, Sept. 23. Reports from
? Ambassador Morgenthau at Constanti?
nople to the American Board of Com?
missioners for Foreign Missions on the
plight of Armenians banished to iso?
lated towns for alleged hostility to the
Turkish government will be the basis
; of n nation-wide appeal to the American
people for assistance like that given to
I th homeless Belgians.
This appeal, it was learned to-night,1
w.li be issueil from New York after
the report of Charles R. Crane and
James L. Barton, representing the com?
mission, who conferred to-day with
State Department officials
The plan for sending help to the Ar?
menians will be carried out without
any official participation by the govern?
ment, for it is understood that the
Turkish Foreign Office has let it be
known that it ?rill brook no interfer- :
ence with its policy from <*nv foreign '
.Nothing Must Be Disturbed
Until He Arrives.
' Kv osMe t'? ne Mhoea :
London, Sept. 24. "Kaiser Wilhelm
i is continually rushing along the fight?
ing line day and night," says "The
Chronicle," and so writes Cregori
? Pctroff in the "kusskoye Slovo," quoted
by the Petrograd correspondent of
"The Central New?"
"Hverywhere the Kaiser is attend?
ing meetings of generals. Nigh* alarms
are made for his advantage and night
reviews of troops are held. He does
really see everything in the army. Ht)
i issued an order that nothing must be ,
disturbed on the scene of a big battle
until he arrived the field filled with
, dead, lines of trench?'K. ?iamage to
fortress, all must remain as it ?vas at
I the end of the fight until the Kaiser
himself appears. He travels very
, swiftly. At Novo (?eorgievsk he ar?
rived six 1 ours after the capture of
the fortress by the Germai.-1
"The first stage has been worked for
and many heroic ?leeds have been ac?
complished here recently," said he on
| that occasion, "but the last act re
! mains unfulfilled, and if you will not
? do this all your former efforts and
'sufferings will be brought to naught.
j Overtake and destroy the Russian
| army now, or attempt will afterward be
Green Policeman Also Failed to
Recognize Polk.
? F-om TM Trlb'ir.? Ranee 1
Washington, Sept. 23. As Colonel F..
M. House, friend and adviser of Presi?
dent Wilson, walked up the steps of,
the White House this morning he ?a?
stopped by one of the big policemen
who guarded the entrance with "Say,
come down out of there! Don't you
know that you're not allowed to walk
up those steps?"
Colonel House smiled, hut kept on
walking. The policeman had Jast
I stcrted after him ia a more or less '
\ threatening attitude, when th?* doors
opened, and the doorman, with a deep
bow, waved the colonel inside.
Soon afterward the Acting Secretary
j of State walked up th" R'.ens to call on
' the President and Mr. House. The
j same policeman wa? ??n guard, and Mr.
Polk was also warned.
When the policeman was told who
| the two distinguished visitors were he
i said: "Well, you know a lot of crank*
: come around here, so I've got to b*
! careful."
Colonel House expects to be the
: guest of th? President for several days.
His riait is ?-a.il to be a social one, but
j there is a general feeling here that j
many important questions will be dia
, cussed, especially the Mexican situa-i
] tion. .
Patch Correspondent Reports Heavy
Firing In North Sea.
London, Sept. 23. Boportl of ? bat?
tle in the North Sea were revived to
The correspondent at Ameland, a
Dutch island off the coast of Pries*
? land, reported heavy firing to the north
; last night and again to-day.
Lansing* Move Pleases Peru.
i Washington, Sept. 23. Henton Mc-;
Millan, American Minister to Peru,'
called on President Wilson to-day and!
told him that the calling in of diplo?
mats from Peru and ?,ther South Amer?
ican countries to confer with Secretary
Lansing regarding the Mexican prob?
lem had created a very favorable im-J
pressen in Peru. Mr. McMillan is -
home on l-sve.
None Bearing Conditional
Contraband To Be Sunk,
Says Frye Note.
Tram r. ? Iribast B.ir?a;? ?
Washington, Sept. 23. -The German
note on the sinking of the William P.
Frye, published to-day by the State
Department, created a distinctly fa?
vorable impression in official quarters
by reason of its friendly tone and the
apparent willingness of the German
government to meet the United State?
on common ground for a sellL-ment of
the controversy.
It is believed that an end of the dis?
cussion finally hat? been reached, though
! officials of the State Department say M
' may be necessary to a?k Germsny to
amplify certain clauses in which the
intent seems to be obscure.
I Germany agrees to the American
proposal to divide the Frye question
into two parts. The first, ?vhich con?
cerns the interpretation of the existing
treaties between the United States and
Prussia, Il to be submitted to the
Hague Tribunal for arbitration; the
other, namely, the amount of indemnity
for which Germany is liable, is re?
ferred to a board of two experts, each
party to name one.
Germany's answer to the question
asked in the American note of August
12, a? to what interpretation of the'
treaty of 1828 would guide submarine .
commanders pending arbitration, is the
feature of the present note that i?
occasioning doubt at the State Depart?
ment. The note asserts the right of
the German government to be guided
by its own interpretation of the treaty,
but offers to compromise by promising
immunity from destruction to vessels
carrying conditional contraband.
The United States has contended
throughout the controversy that the1
treaty with Prussia forbade the de?
struction of the ships of the neutral i
contracting party, no matter what the
cargo, while Germany has held to the
view that the destruction of the vessel
was warranted when the conditions of
capture made it impossible to jettison
the contraband part of the cargo, as
provided by the treaty.
Arbitration Sole Solution.
Officials see no objection to accepting
the proposed compromise if It can be
made clear that in submitting the ques?
tion to The Hague in those condition?
the United States is not acknowledging
Germany's right to destroy any Ameri?
can ship. It is quite hopeless, they
assert, to arrive at an understanding
with Germany except through arbitra?
tion, and it is not to be supposed that
Germany will abandon thi rights ?he
claims pending the decision of the
It is believed a way will be found to
accept the German proposal, with the
express understanding that any further
de?truction of American ships by Ger?
man submarines b<-eau?e of the contra?
band nature of their cargoes will b?
considered illegal by thi? government.
This would undoubtedly be held to
mean that Germany would be liable not
only for indemnity, but for punitive
damages also, If an American ?hip
should be sunk under clrcumitances
similar to those of the Frye ca?e.
The exact meaning of "conditional
contraband" is also a questionable
point, according to State Department
officials. It is assumed, however, from
the wording of the note that the Ger?
man government refers to the condi?
tional contraband list published by that
government, and mean*, therefore, to
guarantee the safety of all American
vessel? whose cargoes consist of arti
cles contained in th t list.
The Isst American rote on the ?ink?
ing of the Frye stipulate! that the ac?
ceptance of arbitration by the United
States would be dependent upon the
possibility of forming an international
court for the judgment of the ca?e
without delay. It is probable, in view
of this, that the State Department will
take steps to lsarn what way? are open
to the formation of ouch a court before
giving an unconditional un?wer to the
German government The State De
pa. tment is loath to establish a prece?
dent for the acceptance of indemnity
until the question f principle is de?
It is noted as a curiou? item in the
German note that the Anierican sug?
gestion that provision be made for call
toallniied on page 1, aaimnub b
Ask Powers Pledge
Not to Fight One
800.000 MEN
Nish Fears Large Force?
is Available for
London Hasn't Solved Mystery
?Athens Awaits Sofia's
Next Step.
London. Sept. 2.1.?"The riddle a-f
the Balkans," as the London p e -
terms the latest development.-* in the?
near eastern peninsula arising out
of Bulgaria's order for mobiliza?
tion, remains unsolved.
The greatest uncertainty still ex?
ists even in official circles in London?
as to the intentions of King Ferdi?
nand and his advisers. In fact, it
i.? not yet certain that the mobiliza?
tion has begun or that a date ha.-?
been set for it. One report from
Athens says that the mobilization
has been postponed.
It is known, however, that the
Entante representatives at Sofia and
other Balkan capitals are still bwjr
trying to reconstruct the Bal
league and thus prevent Rur-ianis?,
Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia
fighting among themselves. Ai I
Bulgarian government appea.
have made up its mind, despite
opposition, it seems likely that the??
diplomatic effort? will have -,
difficulties 'o overe?me.
The central powers have already
begun their attempt to make their
way through Serbia and one of th?
intervening neutral countries to the
i*:gean. With Russia more than hold?
ing her own against the Austro-Ger
nians in Galicia und Volhynia, it ig
believed here that the Balkan pow?
ers would hesitate before going con?
trary to the wishes at their big
neighbor and former protetcor.
Reports from Nish say that th?-?.
best information obtainable indi?
cates that there are 800,000 (irru?an
troops available for an attempt to
force a passage through Scrlna.
Teuton? Still Iceling We?..
It is felt in Nish that thi? i .?? I
ment will be undertaken, although
when i? not known. The operations
thus fsr are ?till of ii character that
indicate? that the Teu'ons ?re feeling
out the Serbian positions.
Dispatches from Greece ??y that up
to midnight on Wednesday twenty,
eight classe? of troop.? h?d been In
eluded in the Bulgarin*! mobilisation
ordered. The news has caused much ex?
citement in Athens, gad developments
in the situation are Hiixi"'i?ly ?waited.
Geneva reports that :-M Bulgarian
officers and men will leave Switzerland
on a special train for Sofia on Friday,
travelling by way of Au*tna.
"Other Balkan State? Armed."
M. Mincoff, first secretary of th?
Bulgarian Legation, ?aid to-day:
"I'p to now are have been the only
civilian? in the armed ramp of Kurope.
Rumania ami Greece hav?.? been mobi?
lized for a considera!?;.- time, snd even
Switzerland is under arm?. Why.
therefore, is it so astonishing that
bulgaria should follow ?uit? Why
should mobilization mean any changa
in our national policy?
"I am not prepared to make any
prophecies, a? they might fail of ful?
filment, owing to ?aeapeeted ?levelop
ments. We must wait ami see."
"At the beat, the Bulgarian ?trok?
marks the whole Balkan situation as
urgent and immediate. ' ?ay? "The West?
minster Gazette." "This may not be a
misfortune if It eosapell all the ?fates,
an?J the Aille? with them, to come to
definite decisions about the Bulgarian
Incalculable Forres Involved.
"The Germans are threatening to
join the Austrian? In another attack o
Serbia. This may be partly ?? hlu!T. hu?
it might come to a dangerous real t\.
If Bulgaria were willing to throw her
lot with the Turk? an?i the t'entrai
I'owers, then we ?hould see the unloos?
ing of incalculable forces throughout
the pen.nsuls."
"The Gazette" adds that this i? stated
merely a? an hypoth?-.? and that H
doe? not Intend a? "yet to attribute any
such design to King Ferdinand; never?
theless, it i? worth while to get to th?
1 bottom of th? matter."
Sofia, Sept. 21 < via London, Sept.
i 231 The Bulgarian government an?
nounced to-day that no mar? pa?s
; port? would be i??ued to per*on? leav
I ing for foreign countries, owing to tha
present uncertain condit.on?.
The rrilitery authorities announced
that youth? of the class of ?*?> 1 ?S must
appear for physical exam.nstio*. hefor*
October 20 the government has pro?
hibited the exportation of all fooj
staffs, fuel, illuminating oils, metals
and textile?.
The newspaper organ of It. Guerhoff,
former Premier, who is pi-aaslaeat in
the opposition faction which favors
Kussia, mad? an appeal to-day to th?
Opposition to rally in support of tha
? government. Premier Radoslavoff ba
lieves ? speedy reconciliation of all
' political parties is probabl?.

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