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Randolph One
Will Put You in Quick Touch
With The T-D Want Ad Man
Dr. Brady's Talks
Don't Miss Them?Something
Interesting Every Day
voi,mi 10 <nt
m; >iiii-:it ?
w,pa"?o ?cloudy
President Wilson Addresses;
Pan-American Scien
tific Congress.
Basis for Effcctivc Agreement
Between All States of West
ern Hemisphere.
no in-: a sons ion distrust
Sees Both International and Doiiips*
tic IViirc us Ilosult for
A iiKM'im.
WASHINGTON. f> January r. - '
The United States Eovfrnmcnt's Pan- j
Amerlcnn policy was revealed in #io- ?
tail by President Wilson to-night In an i
address before the: secot.il I'an-Amerl- j
can SclentlUe Conrress. If. explained !
the proposnin nubmltteel to South and
Central American diplomats Ii'tc last
week liy Secretary I.anslnt? as a basis
tor an effective agreement between all j
tlie> republic of tin' W? ?*t'*rn 1 lends- :
phcri. "not only for International peace
of America. bi)' the domestic peace of j
This program, as outlined by the I
President. proposes that ;t 11 the Amerl- '
can nations -hall take concerted action '
as follows
Guarantee to eadi oilier absolute |
political indepci ?!? i >??? and territorial
Agree to s? 'tie all pendu g boundary
disputes a? mon as possible1. by 1
Blub able proces-o r
Agree to handle all disputes arising
among tIi?? m by patien'. ir.iparti.il in- j
Vestlgatlon. and to them b\ arbi
trat i<>n
Agree tl at r." i u t ,? ?: ;? . \ ?
tioii shall ) ? outfitted ..i^.i?: -t itr s 'i p -
pin s for revolution I.-1.- nipped
neighboring states
ok miinhui: ikk hum; ;
II' said the Monro'1 Doctrine always
hail been and idwuys would he main
ta.nol by the i'nited .Stat, a on its own '
authority, but that the doctrine did
not dim lose what attitude tin- l.'nited
States would assuinf towards other na
tions of the hemisphere, and. eonte- '
queialy, the other nations hat] been !
dist rtn-tful <>f it.
I i this conncrtion. the I'r> i? I. v:ti,t
Tin Monro.- Doctrine was pro
claimed by the I'nited States on her
own authorir. It always has been
n.iwi'alned and .liway w*.Il b.- tnain
t;. I upon . i \k ? responsibility.
1 ? it Hi-; .Mo: r ? >? I >oct i ;::?? dema i.? I.-? 1
tl a: Kurop.i an government*
* >'iM not attempt t.? . \t< i.d their
polltic.il V . S!e;;;w t],i- side- .if th?
Atlantic. It .lid not disclose t:.>- use
which the l'nite.1 Siatps It 'end. ?! to
m.ike of h? r power on th is side of the
Atlantic It a hand held up in
warning, but there was no promise in jt
eif what Ainer a was going to do with
implied and partial prote :torate
which sh.- apparentl> was trying to >.
u:i on tin- - de i.." 'I... v ate: and I be
It--ve you will ^ii^'ain me .j, th,. state
:r>n' that it has I fear- and sus
!>?? ions or: this score which have
hitherto pre vent- -I the greater intimacy
tmd trust between the Americas. The
?.*ates of America have not been <??:
ta:" what t*i.- I": ;ted States would do
w,ti: her j-owe". That d->'jl?t must, be
i n \\k iM't:it( ii \ m.i:
or yii-:\\s at n\ tsiii\iiTO.\
"And latterly there has been n very
frank interchange of views between !
the authorities in Washington and '
those who represented the other states i
c!" this hemisphere, an interchange of
views charming and hopeful, because!
based upon an increasingly sure uppre- I
i ation of the spirit in which they were I
undertaken These gentlemen have'
seen that if America is to come into
her own, Into her legitimate own. in a
world of peace "and order. she must
establish t! e foundations of amity so
that no one will hereafter doubt them
I hope, and 1 believe, that this can
I- accomplished. These conferences!
have enabled me to foresee how it will
be accomplish! el. In the tirst place, by
States of America uniting in guar-.
Htiteeing to each eithen absolutely po-!
lltical independence and territe^rial in
tegrity: Iti the seconel place, and as a
necessary corollary to that, guaran
teeing the agreement to settle all p-.-nel
inc boundary disputes among them
selves. should they unhappily arise, by
patient, impartial investigation anil by
arbitration and the agreement neces-i
to the peat*" of the Americas, t'.at1
no state of either continent will permit!
i,'v<>lutionnry expeditions against an-j
iiti if state to be Sittcd out on its terri-'
tory. and that they will prohibit thei
c:; porta tion eif the munitions af v-.tr *'orj
}purpose of supplying revolution
t.vt against neighbe>ritig govern
nit - its.
U.m) nii:.\ \s l)OMl>Tli
i?i:.\t i: rim AitrniCA
"You sec what our thought is. gen
t'.c neit: not only the international peace!
t.f America, but the domestic peace of
America. If American States are csn-l
s:;?ntly in ferment?if any of them are j
constantly In ferment?there will be'
a, standing threat to tholr relations;
with one another. It is just as much I
to our Interest to assist each other to
the orderly processes within our own
borders as it Is to follow orderly pro
cesses in our controversies with one
another. These are very practical aug-i
j;,*tiot:s which have sprung up in the
minds of tly.ughtful men, and I. for my
part, believe that they are going to
i lead the way to something that Amer
ica has prayeel for for many a. genera
tion; for they are based, In tlio tlrat
"Contlnucn on Second Page.)
Named for Six-Year Term
jri><;K it. it. impkntis.
Chairman of Suite Corporation t <?? ?
mission, who was yesterday renp
pointed ns a member of tho commis
sion b) Governor Slnart.
lleappoiittod for Six-Year Term, Be
uinniim February I. by <iu\
ernor Stuart.
mi:j:ts c;kvkiiai. approval
Is President of Vational Association
<>f Itailroad Commissioners?Well
Known <n Sorlal and Cluli F.ife of
Judge Robert It 1 'rentIs, fi.niniian of
the Stat.* Corporation Commission. Was
appointed yesterday by '.iovcrnor Stuart
to succeed himself f>>r a new term of
fix years, beginning February 1 The
appointment is subject to *'ontirmatlon
bv the 'Jcnerii! Assembly i:i Joint sec
tion. It will bo i onflrnicd. as a matter
of course.
Judge Prentis ha>-- served on the Cor
poration Commission continuously since
1007. when ho was appoint**! to this
tribunal by Governor Swanson, as the
successor of Judge Beverly T Crump,
now Judge of the T?aw and Kfjulty
Court of the. city of Richmond After
serving out the unexpired tori:: of
Judge Crump, he was reappointed by
Oqvf-rnor Swanson for a fuil six-year
term, which ends January .11 If.- was
made chairman as soon as he took his
-oat. and will in ajl probability be
aicain chosen by bis colleagues to head
t h> < ommif sij&h.
Iti: \ IM'OI \TM1A I' |s
The reappointment was widely ap
pioved yesterday in loL'al and judicial
circles. During his service on the com
mission he has taken a leading part
(ti the adjustment of the important cor
poratlon and public service problems
thai have multiplied with the great
economic development of the State in
th? last decade. As a jurist of careful
training and keen discrimination.
.1 udge Prentis enjoys a State-wide
A signal honor was paid to Judge
Prentis during the past year by the
National Association of Ftallroad Com
missioners. which elected him presi
dent at the annual convention held at
Ran Francisco. The association em
braces all of t lie State commissions
and also the Federal Interstate Com
merce ('omtnission.
The terms of the members of the
State Corporation Commission expire at
different periods, two years apart.
Judge J. R. Wlngfleld's term expires
on January 31. IMS, and the term of
Juuge William F. Rhea comes to an
? rid on January 31, 1020.
While Judge Prentis calls Suffolk, his
home, he Is In many ways closely iden
tified with the life of Richmond, lie
Is a member of the Commonwealth and
Westmoreland Clnbs. of the Country
Club of Virginia and of the Virginia
Club of N'orfolk. He is a director of
I.ee Camp Soldiers' Home, and n mem
ber of the American and Virginia liar
Judge Prentis was born at the Uni
versity of Virginia on May "4, IS 5 5,
He graduated from the university in
lsTrt. with the degree of LI,, n. Aftor
practicing law In Charlottesville and
N'orfolk for short periods, he moved
to Suffolk, which is still his home, lie
was Mayor of that town from 1SSP. to
18S5. Before his appointment to the
State Corporation Commission In IflO",
he was first judge of the Virginia Cir
cuit Court, and. from isor. to 1007. pre
siding Judge of the N'orfolk Circuit.
Ho was a member of the State Demo
cratic Committee from 1SS" to 1302. anil
was one of the presidential electors
from Virginia in is?i;. Me is a member
of the Chi Phi and Phi J1eta Kappa
Twelve CnrloadM, Awaiting Shipment to
I'.liKlnnit for ItrltlHh Soldiers, !,le
on Snvnnnati Dock*.
SAVANNAH, GA.. January 6.?Twelve
carloads of cigarettes are here await
ing shipment to England for British
soldiers at the front. They were
shipped from Richmond, and will ho
.sent to Liverpool on the British steam
ship K. O. Saltmarsh. which will sail
in a few days.
A iiou- and palatial steamer. afTon'tug an fn
loy.lblo ovrr-nlcht trip to n AT.TIMOISB. Ex
rellmt meal*. .Staterooms and private baths.
YOKIv ItlVKIt lil.Vh. l'lione Mudlson 272.
General Sir Ian Hamilton Makes
Report on Operations at
In Polite Form, Is Severe Ar
raignment of Home Con
duct of War.
[Special Cable to Tile Times-Dispatch.1
r.ONDON. January *i.? "First our turn
were shelled by every enemy run. then
assaulted by a huge column, "insisting
of no less than a full division plu>
three battalions.
"The; North !.nncashire men ?<-n
simply overwhelmed in t! "ir shallow
trenches bv sheer woiclit of numbers,
while the Wiltshire*. who wen cuught
out in the 'pen. were 111 .-r:? 11 % almost
This is but one passage from a re
port bv General Sir Ian Han ilton. re
vealing the full horror of the Mriti h
t raged y a t the Dardanelles Th- report
u a ? made public t (?-1' igh t i ? , ?? '1
fie la I Gazette.
Although addressed <?> Lord K ??? h
oner by th" former commander of th"
Dar<lanelles expedition, it ?- u poTt"
form tb" most severe arraignmct t of
the home enntlurt of war that has yet ,
been given to the public
The troops sen' Jo storm tin almost
impregnable Turkish positions were
utterly Inexperienced The. had >-o?
before l?-en under tire Their com- j
manders also were without experience ,
In the kind of warfare they were called
upon to ware.
The entire expedition wn - 'loome.l
when tic- home government fa ? 1 1 to
supply promised and necessary re- ?
enforcements. Sir lan Hamilton [joints
out. Supplies for the men avl.o: ? wre
uncertain. Th>- men suffered untohl
agonies b-cause f.f th" lack of ivat-r
?.ovi:ns i:\r.NTs inrrw f.i'.n
M \ \ ?l \ N I) CM 'TOII11 It 11!
The report is dat'd "At t i:?? Wai Of
11< e, ,l.-iiui:iry and covers tin- ? vents
l.e'v.i M i;. ?" :irid October 1 :!.? ? i:?t?
of ?Jeneral Hamilton's :? ill.
On May 3 ??. Hamilton -ays. li" ask"d
for two fresh divisions to enable htm
t? ? continue th' attack, i >n the 17th
lie a train cabled, stating that he. re
quired two army corps. One division
was sent, and in June I.ord Kitchener
promised three r< gular divisions at d.
! in addition, the infantry of two terri- i
torial divisions.
August 0 was the day fixed for th"
big attack, the object of which, as
jstated by General Hamilton. w:?a:
"First, to break out with a rush
from Ansae and cut off the bulk of the
Turkish army from land ? oinmutiica
tion with Constantinople
"Second, to cut of;' ti e hulk of 'he
Turkish army from sea trafli
"Third, to secure Snv'.a Hay ? a
witit'-r has-' for Atixa.*, and the troops
appearing :i the northern tlu-atet."
Later :: was fo'tnd tha'. by a <??. > ???:?
? dence, th'- Turkish offensive was also
|.tanned t.. take effect only two l.our>
later. Describing the capture of "Table
Top." General Hamilton says
"The Hanks of Tal.ie Top are so ste< p
that th. height, gives one the impres
sion of a mushroom-shaped summit
bulgir.tr over the stem, but Just as f ith
moves mountains, so valor can en ry
them Tho Turk.' fouir:-t ln.iv-ly Th
angle of Table Top s as ??it w is .?eoo1.'
nlzeil in our regulations s itnpra< t ;ca -
ble for infant vy. but : cither the Tu l.v
Kir the angles "f the as etU Wa.'
itestined to :.top Brigadi .'t-Gener-i! Rus
sell. of the New Zealand*; rs. that niu'.t
"There are moments during bati-e
i when life becomes simple. This was
one of those moments. The scarped
: heights were scaled and the plateau
' was carried by midnight."
In the attack on Chanak-Bair or. Au
; gust !? the Knglish plans miscarried,
'somewhat owing to the mischance ofi
! General Baldwin's nonarrival in time
with supporting troops, owing to his
losing his way through the darkness
? and the bad terrain.
The report continues.
"Instead of Baldwin's* support. - * hei?
(came suddenly a salvo of heavy shells.
These, falling unexpectedly :????.?>?? c the
stormet s. threw them Into terrible
' "The Turkish commander saw in
chance. Instantly his troops w. re
: rallied ami brought back in a count, r
| charge The South l.ancasliires andj
the Gurkhas, who had seen the prom
ised land and seemed for a moment to
hold victory in their grasp, were forcedi
backwards over tin crest to the lo-ver
slopes whence they nad (list started.''
' The Ki-.glish front was held by two
'battalions of the Sixth North Lan
cashire and the Fifth Wiltshire Regi
ments. which. General Hamilton s.ivs.
wc-te "weakened in numbers, though n?>t
in spirit." lie continues:
"First, our men were shelled i-y
every enemy gun, then assaulted by a
huge column consisting of no less than
a full division plus three battalions
"Th> North Lancashire men were
simply overwhelmed in their shallow
trenches by sheer weight of numbers,
while the Wiltshires, who were caught
in the open, were literally almost anni
"The ponderous mass of the enemy
swept over the crest and swarmed
round our troops, who had to give
ground, and were only extricated with
great ditiiculty and very heavy losses.
"Now. it was our turn. The war
ships and the New Zealand and Aus
tralian Artillery and Indian Mountain
Artillery Brigade and the Sixty-ninth
Brigade of Iloyal Field Artillery were
getting the chance of a lifetime.
"As successive solid lines of Turks
topped the crest of the ridge, gaps
were torn through their formation, and
an iron rain fell on them as they tried
to rn-form in tlie gullies. Not here only
did the Turks pay dearly for their
recapture of the vital crest.
"Knemy re-enforcements continued to
1 (Continued on Second Page.)
Austrians. Hard Pressed Over
Long Line, Are Bringing Up
Huge Re-Enforcements.
Believed Plans of Central Powers
for Invasion of Saloniki and
Egypt Completely Upset.
Heavy Fighting Continues
in Lastern Galicia
A I.Til OI ?.ll tlie Iiimii >? liulillnu:
full 11 lilies ill r.asti'rii (.nlleiit,
iirmiml I In- liiikottIitit friii?(li?r, mill
further mirth iiitiim tin* Dili' ii|i Into
ItiiKsin, In ili?- Sl>r Itivcr rrslixi. mi
:iiM'iirm?* rillmnli' or i lie situation Im
iih ji'l olilfiliilililr. lis liotli Die Itus
sinns it II11 Viistriiiiis ?? Vtl I 111 Mli-i'i'ssni
lor Hielr arms.
>i'ciiihi|:l\, lltere has l.ern ;i rr
cruili,MM'in,i- nl I In* fiulillnc nlmiK ihr
11111* rrimi lllK'i sou I ln\ 11 nl in (In*
I'rlpet Itiier. Tlio <.o|-mans have
r?*lrented l.efore tin* Itosslnns nrnr
?liK'olist.'iill. mill tin- HiissIiiiis liu\<>
i-:^|iluri'il a position nr.-ir l /itrlor* sk,
uliile Hie <?i-rimiiiN lui\e driven tlio
Hussion* from a scetor in Volliynln.
<>" 'oilier fniHc.h Hippo Im*,- I
hfvn ..s??| artillery, l,oml,-,|.roM ?,K
n,i'"- rations, I? ?hlrh r,?
ensenHiil KltlllN hl|vt. ,MM.n iMmIj | v
or l lie eon t emlInn forro*.
LOXIX i.V. January The area of
Russian ,(Vo|. ,}jo Aijstro
? ?erma ti f.>r-es i? ,,,e east continues to
Although tIn- situation nrnund
^ ,ot boon I'N-iiTii tip
"' i: ;,:,l?-sirs from advices from
* 'bat the Austrians arc
hard jiri ti.-, .1 .,. i ,
' a >"nt- lint- of ilo
f'D.se. ami ilr,. throwitiir r<?.
" ' ' ' ,!1'" distt i'? t The
" us>fan. I,..,,. ..xp. to flr(|ie
i;' Kolomea -Stani.-- la 'i -1 la li. v: lir?.
"here powerful defensive works have
l'"f:n 1,1 Preparation for some time by
the Ausirn-Herinati armies.
Meanwhile, the Kus.slan position I'JO
further north. on the middle stvr
T"n f'r0'lt,V ?re??;,he?;?.|
"portions in ,h0 rpplon
? wrt.iv murth. s. whetv the Mur.
the" I^Kinnintr to emerge from
" n a- hes with prospeetv of h,!n,
? t f?i o f r, tjm fit, ?.?i i . i . ?
north wis: w. ' ' ' 'n,"n?
t o, southwest. Their
jr" r
? 1 11 ' * * of c-n.
;s ":v,i,,k "v- -
?tlis ,i ' ' ' "" "? Hi'* > Monte
, ' '?<"'>>?? ?? expressed that
' , ' j ; ' f" '?-'v- has comj,letel..?
I' 1 "" -er.trs.i ?owe,"s
i"vnHio" Saloniki at;.I Kpypt
IIKITIkii s ? 11, ? s , Ann,
\ ii'r or \ nt i<a
? ? ti.with yesterday's an
TIO .! UCOIlit-1: t of .! t f* ?? /?
u-..,. V(, , , ('r J <?^rm;in
""'? "!1 '-'k. Tati^a,, vlka. it,
1 ' ! \ ?' half mile nhovc
>"1 ?''Vv" ? :?nniMi,?-t.(| that the
" ' ' ' " =" < "tnpJishe.| the
' !l" ??etnian y.-ssel Were
1,1 '??lie la mi J
vZT'*- ,T'! ' f*,U" Tn??:n,yika.
nortati- twrii.IrV" '"I I :,M'! ,m
?lit.-., a, in.-.) v.,s,.u on tl)e lak(. ,
' OT!i I) \ rr ?? .
.r, .w?tuaiion
18 ' ""^'i' re.l here as most op
Sen':, kZ .U::'a"
' r" ')'.*? late of Keriiia's
I .uee army wis how? hy the
r '? , !h" C"^ons
-'ia> whether a .n.^i.ierahie part of
1 . , r 'ii arn.v is in Histress at
havintr sufferO'i "re .t
privation- ,n ii .
throujrh the
mountains, and wliether His Majostv's
?'overnmer.! u i> ?. . ?
n . ? ri.ian artnv
" :??? Ill the .Moiljtcr
runenn am, t1.t> met, ,?ay rest
ami : oeuperatt '
. 1:1 1 .veil. .r.
- rotary tor i or. , Affairs, said that
was considerable body of ,he
?''""?'l" a,:"> 'i. Wll. re a i fl rsr
i!1" !l",, '???? distress
I. , , ' ' '' ;"hled. had now
v'rtr' *v 1' ! " vThe entente a!
1 S"'iieta \ - -1: i i. !ia.| considered
t>'- /"arte: ,,s,? i,
tU- Vl,-S' unwilling
l" iiinoiituement .on
???Tiling it
f-leKratji.- 1 * 'i \"?en - say that the
nutnbor o. refugees
territorj .< ?f wJj
ar- at Saloniki
? Olion Miiiintaetnrers. Win, <;?%Prrl.
Mlei,t \ I.I. Make I'lii,,, xx r,.M
I niltrol I'"mm .lapmiese.
U A?"III.V' ;T' 'X. .Ian:i.ir.\ ??,. <"hli-- -???
cotton n a;.tifa- Hirers. ^ it!, government
aid, have made fa t - reach! ns? plans to
w:.-t t roll' tl.e Japanese their heavy
trail.- :m cot i on (roods and yarns j?
Clui a. .ncer.lin. to information r..,i,i,.
,n- ??'r.-h-.s- here.. Chmn. the
lars.-e.st market foi . otton Roods in the
world, lotik' has he. 1, supplied <1 tefly
? >? Japan and India
rile 'hin-se k'f'Veriiliient has just
stibscrihed if. per rent of the capital
to he inv.ste.l in two cotton mills, at
?Shanghai and Tienistln, ?700.0(10 worth
of machinery for which lian been or
dered from American manufacturers
throuKh an acent of the Foreign and
domestic foil'.:,i.-re- Itureau of the He
partment of Commerce. American su
perintendents will direct the work of
'lie plant.
\s||?:\ Il.l.K, In the "IJin.l ..r the sk>."
DcllKhtful all-yonr resorl, ICxrcllent hrttel*.
Ooinnif. For licrruture and Infe, .nution ap
ply SOtrTIIBItN It A IIAV A V, 007 K.nt Mnln
Mtrfet. I'hono Mmllson 271.
Tells Senators Thinks His Course
( in Persia Case Will Satisfy
People of U. S.
Various Aspects of Submarine
, Crisis Will Be Discussed
With Cabinet To-Day.
! U"ASH,NV:TOX. .Innuary ? |{?Pe of
|->l'tai?i?K from .survivors ,.one|Uxive
I proof that 1( nas torpedo tl.nt
stroyed the liner Persia was virtually
[.abandoned at the S.ato department to".
I 'lay. when Consul (Jarrels. at Alex
|andria. Rsypt. cabled that no new facts
I wore container] in the aflblnvits In- had
tra t horcrl.
Secretary f.ansiniy Is hopeful that in
MM.r.os ma,!,. by Ambassador Menflcbl
at the Vienna Poreijin mav elear
"l> the situation ,\ 11l:?patch annou,..
u.K the presentation of , v
"?'? p7"?v?-l hy the se,r, r;u,
??"?1 information conccrninp ;l renlv
| expected before to-morrow ?
Various aspects o\ the submarine
crisis probably will be discu^ed Uv
President Wilson and his .'abinet to
morrow. The President is understood
! ?? hi|ve told Senators who ,
. ?nm to-day that as soon as the ?JeS
.?ary information was at hand he ?Voi,id
i snHsfv't'. ,Vh!f'h U*
i 1, '>0?l>,0 of the I'nfted States
J Mic matter also Is expected to eo?,o
I " hofor* ??'? Senate Koreipn RHn.
j tions ( oitimittee to-morrow. when ,t
? Ti e "S S( ln"et,n?f ' he session
rhe committee discussion lnav
j o the question of submarine waVr,,-,.
" Peneral. the sinking of ?,e ,vrsia
the Usltnnia case and other ir.cidents
of the l-.uropean war in which Ameri
I -;r ^'"ro involved. Chairman stone
e. ? om he the ' ommit -
,te. would map out a program of pro
1 erJ'Tne. m "** M *? M" '"at -
: rs' tteludinj* treaties awaltinr raim
-?-'.'.n am. resolutions recardin,, the
i .ur up. ,i|] siruat !o,<
<"?"? t \i, ti:\t n|.? ici;i>i.\
".IKK IMIITII U|, VKlcsiov
j Th- "'"'''aI text of Austria's r..?iv
> the second American note OT1 the
| .Ink Al" ?
'he day by the state Dem -t
n.ent. i:XOept f..r variations in t!^!
l.i Ion. the otlicial text i.M identical with
the unofficial version cabled to the
nited Mates ,,, press dispatches from
! C the |TI,e ,,r"" r"-ilr,U(l ?? niect
' States for dl",n T '*y lhe
I e.n l disavowal, i.unishtneiu of the
' ;t ln: <'otnnt,ii d.-r who torpedoed
f . '? ?,r"' ''-pa rat ion l.v pavm?nt
-? Indemnity for Americans k |"
'lr'fI "J"fed v response
' ' '"'?Patcd until the farts ??r.
v 1 ni<ii u or ?:...
known, or it is evulent th
'hem will i?, impossibl"
XVf<'U h:,v ""u' Passed since ,be
rsla was sunk, with a loss of,, least
-V A"""?oan lives, and the Ameri ,
is xvUhouf
s?ape its course
? tat,. Department officials arc
?nx.o.? - determine ,1ust wl^'re he
-r.su, reeelved her deathblow , .
?? ??>??<??? ^he sunk
h a 'curate in forma t ion of th's
''?"?'?.?r and |?, a n showing ,,uM(.
ri "t experts mi eh i i,e able to
? rrnltie witii some rleeret i,<~ , ...
l? down. There is little ,!.<=
positinti here, howeve, to credit \\*\
''"frT0" ,hnt n M,iro "'i'-'" have
Mink be vessel. !t is. ?oi,ned out th ,t
???." Place or the disaster was 'J,,,'
I. " ?'V hetween the Island of Cre,*
^?t<. the northern coast of Vrlci
mine flcids are hf.UovP() ,f> "J1 ^ ^
;' '-?n,y on the other hand. Austria,
'~r ar" knoW" -n
;n. ""><??. N-avnl offieers think thit
! ea fn;:,m ""l/1?""' ???? Part of the
? ti'Ati i/i < f ?V?r.i t ioriv,
.. '!1 hav" autoninticall- l.c.-om
effective While en route
M ST,i,t Is TI:|)
??? OKI-i;,, \ I.I. \ ui:\ |>s
rortbco 71V jf,for,"alio" may
for hcomintf fro,,, ,hft Austria,, ?ove,n
? ? an A ,strian M.bmarin
Hi * WPM. U, for the sinkini; of ,he
? ' Ma. but that h- ev. eeiieii ins,.
l?cnS\"r f ,nr" ? ve them, and thnt
JLttlT n"'""n*nrinn Kovernment ,-e.
" ' ? 'mi stood read) to
I ike salisfactoi ? an ends
The <tate I?cp.iitmen, is reiuesented
as not expeeti,,^ inf..rmat,on from
?M. sador Oi ar.l at Herii,, \o i?
f"r '"'I'liries for information ue.e
-??nt to him flow.
i ' !l' ?'rnhass.idor
"> "I- :> .II.ir.es
'.!> I- ore i :;n lifSic.- :,s- i,-,. i
?' ,, :i '?? '-n I IT-1 I -
'?"vd n press disp.u, hes. up,.,, llis IlXV!l
v t Ml) Kit Mil \( ? (>| \ ri;|, ,.ou
<?n i'kiima ti.i.iu:,. t riw ....
I.' l.v I X l\ .1-, rv .? V
'? \n .t'snoiMiee
nunt made to-?luhr by ,|... ivninsular
an-l Oriental Steamship i:,?np,,lv
"?'t Mie number of persons on bo u d
'?"? "teanie. iv.sia who have not b....?
lff'"' a^reSates 3 b; of ,l)0<..
..fti:n;rw,w? ,,n"
Mn.o l????|, K?..??VP
' lci|Kc* Support for l||?
i IILI'T no,,,.
??.*!-? uuvo coin
mittee. schhIo,, hero to-day. Indorse,I
j resident Wilson and his policies
I ''. ^d the support of the State of
| Morida for Ins r,--election and a?
| nounced that dclcKatcs to ,hc national
j convention would he elected in th.i
primaries of June fl.
? Quits Coalition Ministry
I3KZ __
AI IT Ill'H HlfX i)Ki;.S( >\.
.Piidcr of Labor 1'iirty In Hmiie r?f
'0111 mous.
C tinners ,,f Iloynl Xnvy in Clinrgc oT
I \vo (inns nn the fiiuseppe
| H!?:!*<>KT M.\I>K TO WASH I XfiTON*
| ?"''"P ^ 111 do I'efused Clearance
I npers I nl 11 Weapons Have Hern
Dismounted and f'ernoved?May
lie Interned as War Vessel.
I N'i:w VOi:K. .January 6.-?Gunners of
( the royal Italian navy were in charge
, of the two Runs on tho Italian liner
Giuseppe Vorill, which arrive. 1 her.- to
day from Genoa. Naples and Palermo.
! according: tr. t|?. captain. I.uigi V.nn
, noni. Alter the vessel i?? ft I'alermo.
the captain said. daily practice was
: held with the mins. harrely having been
i thrown overboard as targets.
? Tho mins were placed on the
Giuseppe Verdi by order of the Italian
j naval authorities. but the captain de
clares lie was instructed to use them
| for defensive purposes only.
t The guna were mounted on the after
house of the vessel, one 011 cither side,
land were In such position as to corn
J mand all positions from the ship.
Tin* captain described these nuns as
| having a caliber of 77 millimeters, ca
pable of firing a shell weighing llfty
llve kilos four and one-half miles.
\\ h? u the <!iuseppe Verdi docked
here, I-. ,\. Dowsey. a member of the
port neutrality squad, inspected the
guns. and reported his information to
Du?l Ie\ I'iehl Malnne. collector of the
port. The guns are still on the ship,
and no action will he taken by local
. otliclals until a report of the investiga
, tion has been made to Washington
n.i. mo itioi-M si:i>
I 'l.K.tlt A M M I' AI'KHS
AN ASI11 ;Ti >.\. .lanuaiv r, -.'rhe
Italian lin-r Ci,:. eppe Verdi, whh-h ar
rived at New Vork to-day with two
T 14 rif.i-.s :ibo.ir?|, rnarwiod by
gtiniier.s ..f the royal Italian navy, will
he r. fused < learance papers until tho
guns havif been dismounted and re
move! Moreover State Department
ofhcmls said to-night an investigation
| will be made to determine whether the
liner is armed solely for defense, and
not as a ship of war. liable to intern
i he State Department probably will
take up informally with tho Italian
government the rjue.it Ion of removing
'he guns, acting on the precedent es
tablished in the case of the Walmana.
an armed Mrltish vessel, which was
denied rl-anmce papers recently until
the four-inch gun it carried was re
Tie question of merchant ships
?-?rr-. ing a rtns for defense has given
otliclals inii. h concern latelv. it |s in
V,"h"'l the inquiry into
the si nl; hit of the Itritl.-h liner Persia,
and oMmals here frankly admit some
mo.ilfi, ation of the laws dealing with
the subject i. needed, in light of change
Int; conditions of warfare and th- in
troduction of new. elements such as the
sul.ma rine.
I'" * I T"? I \ l>It \ | |-; 11
' h>i, t rinvs tie m i.|.;s
L'nbfllcia 1 accounts of the facts as to
the < ? lu.seppe Verdi indicate vio'.:i I ions
the rules defining tl.e status of
a rn.fii *ii ere ha n t vessels entering the
I nl;--.| States, announced l>\ the State
I'.-Pai I iii.-ii t In September. r.n. when
? he itish govern men; complained
?l. i'iniin m. r.'l'iint vessels with
offensive armament u ere chared fn.in
American ports to pte\ lit.on I'.ritlsh
? "Mime: c. | nder this ruling, ivh'ch
s,'ll enforced. the indications that
vessels are m,t .-quipped offensive
action are.
1 I hat the vessel is manned 1m its
usual crew and the otlicers are the
same as tlios.- ?,n hoard before war wis
dec!., re.I
riiat th - \essel carries passengers
who are. on t. e whole unfitted to enter
i h<- military ..r naval servi.-e of Mie
belligerent whose dag the vessel Hies
riu- fait that Hie i ilttseppc Verdi had
enlisted men of the Italian navy aboard
either as passengers or as part of the
crew is held by otllcials to be In viola
tion of these requirements. Conse
quently it would tie no surprise hero
If the German ambassador or somo
other agent of the central powers
should request that the Italian gun
ners be interned.
An oflldal report on the incident, from
Collector Malone. undet whoso direc
tion agents of the New * ork neutrality
squad have examined the .ship's move
ment, probably will arrive to-morrow.
Necessitates Resignation of
Laborites From Coali
tion Ministry
Union Men, in Congress. Against
Conscription by Majority of
of 1,998,000 to 783,000.
Henderson. llraoo anil Roberts <^nit ^.i
Ministry When Support
Is Drilled.
Conscription Measure
Passes First Reading
I.II \ DON. .Innunry II.?Tl?c i-nn
Krrlpllun 1> i 11 piiF?*r?l Hie llrxl ren?l
I ii it in Hie 11 mi no or Common* to
night l?y n \ote of IIKt lc? in.".
1'hr voir >vnx tnkrn uliortly jiflrr
II o'clock. Thf minority was eotn
ponrri of .Vntlnnuli.HlN, sonic l.tiliorilr*
nail n frtT Itadicnln.
LONDON, January t>.?Organized labor
of (".rent I'ritaln, sitting in congress
in London to-day. decided against the
?rovernmrnt's compulsion bill by the
overwhelming majority of 1,0!iS.i)0
voles to 7S.5,000.
Hostility to the government's measure
was uncompromising. ami necessitated
tbe resignation from th ? coalition min
istry of all throe l.abor members,
(Arthur Henderson, William Ri'nc1 and
j (.Scorer II. Roberts. holding. respec
tively. the olllces of president of 'he
Roard of Education. Parliamentary
I"nder-Secro.tary for Home Affairs and
Lord I'oniinissipnf-r <?f tbe Treasury,
and their resignations were announced
during the evening.
The labor congress was in many wayn
tbe most important body of the k'nd
ever assembled. More than 1.000 dele
Kates were present, representing 100
unions and n.ooo.oou workers.
In addition to the formal vote against
the government's compulsion bill, 'he
? roncrross by four to ono n mo
I tion pledging support to the principle o?
compulsion for single men. and passed
by two to one another motion directing
the Labor party to oppose the bill In
nil its stages n tbe 11 on so oi Coni
! tnons.
i:\ i nt si vsTir si km-:
The congress closed with an enthusi
astic scene, the feature of which was
i the singing of the Socialist anthem.
"The Ueil Flag." by some of the dele
The. delegates met In the so-called
Central Mali, opposite Westminster
Abbey, and a stone's throw from the
Parliament buildings.
tin.- of th?? earl\ speakers. .lames
Homy Thomas, assistant genera! sec
retary of the Amalgamated Society of
| I tail way Servants, kindled bis hea-ers
to tierce enthusiasm with an out-and
out nn'.icompulslun speei.h. appealing to
the trade-unions "not to sell their
heritage of freedom
A speech by Arthur Henderson, presi
dent of the Board of Education, came
as a sedative to the passionate feelings
aroused l?y the earlier speakers. He
spoke calmly and logically, defending
not merely the resolution before (he
| meeting, which held that Labor mem
bers in the House of Commons should
be left free to vote as they saw tit.
but also the compulsion bill itself.
Hut his effort was insutilcient to turn
the tide of opposition, and it was a
foregone conclusion when the vote
dually was reached that the resolution
would fall.
virti ai.i.v i:\i:in mi'oitT.WT
i mon is itr.i'itKsr.vi r.D
With the exception of the Miners'
Federation. which refused to partici
pate. owing to internal differences with
the joint board, virtually every trade
union of importance in the country was
r< presented In (be congress. The num
ber of societies voting given from
one source as Sol', made up as follows:
trade-unions, 1511: trade councils and
local Labor parties, v:; independent
Labor partv organizations. 1
Colonel John Ward. SI. I'., who calls
himself an "Independent Laborite." and
is one of the picturesipie figures of the
House of Commons, declared in the
house to-night that the decision of the
labor ''Ongress could not be regarded
as actually representing the will of the
labor men of the country.
"For." said he, "you must consider
the fact that certainly from one-half
to one-third of the members of the
trade organizations which met in con
gress are either in tbe trenches or
preparing to take their places there
I, for one, in common with many other
thinking labor men. will support th.
coinpulsion bill "
*?uiu of sill,.'imm>04> K\|>cimr Mi?lnlncil
for Arm) and Nn\ y From June I
lo .November ;:il.
P.O.M K, January (delayed).?T,he
sum of i 4 4 i. uOO.OO'j is, according to
statistics Just made public, the expense
sustained by Italy for her army and
navy from June 1 to November .1'. Add
ing J\20.000.000 spent in May and l>e
eembcr. the total cost of the. war to
Itnly is more than $.161,000,000, without ^
Including the expenses of the military
preparations before tbe openinjc of hos
These expenses have been covered by
war loans and new taxes.
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