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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1914
PAGE THREE UK WORLD flERDT F Vntcrland Coals for Secret Sailing Four More Big Lines Cancel Sailings Idle Fleet Grows as the "War Progresses Tassociated press dispatch NEW YORK, Aug. 5. The Vater- land, the largest vessel in the world, is apparently ready to sail secretly, rithor in an attempt to dash to Ham burg or to meet German warships on the Atlantic with a supply of fuel. Today only three ships went out the French steamship La Lorraine. Tarrying TOO French reservists and about .Tin other passengers; the Cu nard liner Lusitania with 245 passen gers fur Kngland, and the Greek liner Athinsii with S00 Greeks and 200 Ital ians and a few Servians for the Med iterranean. The Ltudtania was in wireless touch with shore at 5 o'clock tonight. Hhc was sending code messages, pre sumably to British cruisers, which are expected to convey her to her des tination. To the list of steamship lines which have cancelled their sailings from New York, four were added to day. They are the French line, with the exception of La Lorraine; the Kahro line, except the Santa Anna, which will sail from Brooklyn pier Saturday atternoon with French re servists, in place of the Rochambeau; the Franiuin line, flying the British flag and controlled by the Canadian Northern Railway company, and the I.amport and Holt line, operating to Brazil and Argentine ports. One of the Uranium liners, the rampolln, which left here July 30, carries 250,000 bushels of wheat con signed to Germany. Officials of the line are anxious to have her recalled and have communi cated with Toronto offices to learn if she can be compelled. .ahovtBd6Tsq this ran be accomplished. The princi pello. which arrived Saturday and the Uranium which came in today will re main here for the present. The Urani um sailed from Rotterdam July 23 and brought 104 passengers. The Lamport and Holt liners, im portant vessels to the coffee trade, will le tied up in whatever ports they are in. The Highland Harris and the Ten nyson were to have sailetd from New York last Saturday. The Vandick is in New York also.,.. Other vessels of this line are'enroute toward South American ports. Of the steamships arriving there is one North German Lloyd liner, the Kaiser Yilhclm II, from Bremen with ".'0 rahin passengers, mails and val uable c;wgn. She confirmed the belief that sho would not report by wireless, as usual, to Cape Race for fear of de fining her position to hostile ships. The TYosiiient Lincoln arrived from Ham burg with 863 passengers and mails and joined the idle fleet of refugees here. The White Star liner Olympic and the Hamhurg-American vessel Prinz Kite! Friedrich slipped in before dawn, shrouding all except their running lights. The Friedrich came from Co lon and whenever possible kept within American three-mile neutrality terri tory to avoid possible seizure. The Ancona. from Naples with rbout 400 passengers, likewise came in under darkness, and the Venezia, from Marseilles, got in later with 200 rassongrrs. The Pennonia arrived tonight from Naples. The British ft'iimor Etonian, which started for Antwerp, has raturned, having been informed by wireless that war ex isted hetwren Great Britain and Ger- Nothing is known publicly tonight of the whereabouts of the North German Lloyd liner Kronprinz Wil hIm which left port suddenly Mon day night, heavily coaled and with out passengers. If her agents have word from her they have not made It known. The cruise-." Tennessee, which the government will send for the relief of the thousands of Americans ft road, left the Brooklyn navy yard tonight and dropped anchor in the harbor off Tompkinsville. There she will remain until late tomorrow when she wiH sail with $7,500,000 in gold. Including J2,n00,000 from the govern ment vaults. The Tennessee's paymaster, it was learned tonight, has given receipts for J200,Oflo entrusted to his care by relatives of persons In distress abroad. Government officials, United States army officers, representatives of New York banking houses and a crew of between 800 and 900 men will co on the Tennessee. ATTITUDE OF U. S. (Continued 'rom Page One) tendered what is technically termed "good offices" which if accepted in principle would be followed by a con ference of the representatives of the powers of Europe in which the United States would play the role of mediator. Late today Secretary Bryan sum moned all the European diplomats who are in the city, gave them a copy of the telegram in the hope that they would transmit it to their govern ments and urge acceptance of the ten der. The Austrian ambassador and representatives of the British, Russian, German and French embassies and the Belgian legation called at the depart ment. The offer of the United States was made after many days of careful con sideration by the president and his cabinet. The cabinet almost unani mously supported the proposal. From the first the idea had been in the minds of administration officials, but as the president read dispatches from American diplomats reciting the failure of repeated efforts on the part of other powers to mediate In the dispute when it was confined to Austria and Servia, and later between Germany and Rus sia, he was not encouraged. As long as European nations themselves were endeavoring to adjust "the situation. President Wilson thought it the tradi tional duty of the American govern ment not to interfere. When practically all Europe sud denly became involved and the United States stood forth as the solitary pow er in absolute neutrality, the president acted with dispatch. He wrote a brief note and sent it to Secretary Bryan, who promptly ap proved and late last night messages were sent to Europe. It is believed that the message to Emperor William was delivered before the cable to Germany was cut. One of the secretaries of the German embassy, however, said he would in all events try to get the message to his govern ment by wireless. -PEACE FOR MEXICO CITY f ASSOCIATE" PRESS DISPATCH MEXICO CITY, August 5. Peace for Mexico City seems certain. The f'c.unri! of war of 112 generals decid ed on an unconditional surrender of the city to the constitutionalists. It is expected that general amnesty will be proclaimed at an early date. At the close of the conference be tween Carhajal and General Velasco, the minister of war, the official an nouncement was made that Carranza would grant Carbajal'g request con ccrnlng guarantees, ' and that the pact would probably be ratified soon. Envoy Returning EL PASO, August 5. Two peace envoys from Carba jal to Villa pass ed , through here on their way to Mexico City after having conferred with the northern constitutionalists, Names of the delegates were not dis closed. It is asserted by Americans who arrived from Chihuahua that Villa reached a satisfactory agree Belgians Fight Germans to Standstill WASHINGTON, August 5 Ameri can army officers think that in the campaign through Belgium lies Ger many's only hope of marching her soldiers into France. Even allowing for the necessity of crushing the Bel gian army, experts here regard this as the most feasible point of attack. For nearly forty years French en gineers, among the ablest in the world in scientific design, have been laboring like beavers constructing the fortifications of earth and steel, even including great revolving turrets, like those of dreadnaughts, that now practically cover every mile of the frontier between France and Germany and South Belgium. In the estimate of army engineers these de fenses are invulnerable except as against an army vastly outnumbering the French forces behind parapets in rifle pits. The American axiom Is that one soldier behind such defenses as the French have erected on the frontier is equal to four in an attacking army. The ratio of the effect of defensive end offensive power might be greatly reduced by systematic siege1 opera tions but these involve the expendi ture of that most precious factor in a campaign time. Therefore, the beginning of the campaign in Bel gium has been expected here and the outcome is being awaited with great interest by the general staff. The belief is that the Belgians for the present will confine themselves to obstructive tactics against the Ger man front, feinting, skirmishing and falling back so as to reduce their percentage of loss, losing no oppor tunity to harass the advancing army, and if possible cut its line of com munication. While this is going on American strategists believe the French forces which are very numerous in the neighborhood of Rheims to the north and south of that fortress, will come to the aid of the Belgians. Thus it was suggested tonight that within one year of a century after the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, Germans, French and Belgians may come together again in a decisive battle in almost the same theatre of war. Today's reports of naval engage ments in various places are regarded as precursors of many similar events in the four quarters of the globe. Naval strategists were quick to point a lesson from the dangers of a divi sion of a fleet. Germany weakened her position by clinging to the old practice of disposing her naval ves sels far and wide in time of peace and failing to guard against the out break of a sudden war that would make concentration impossible. A. B. C. IDIAT CLAIM MUCH GLORY Secretary Bryan Said to be the Leader in Mediatorial Measures . ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. The most recent example of mediation was the adjustment at Niagara Falls by Argen tina, Brazil and Chile of the interna tional side of the Mexican tangle. Sec retary Bryan has fteen an avowed champion' of the principle of media tion and was instrumental in urging the American government to accept "good offices" in the Mexican situation. The central theme of mediation, which is to suspend hostilities without ceas ing military preparations and discuss peace in a calm and conciliatory spirit, is embodied in twenty peace treaties drafted by Bryan, which were favor ably reported by the senate committee of foreign relations today. Action was taken on them at this time with the hope of exerting moral influence for peace in the present situation. The treaties would provide an international commission to investigate causes of disputes within a period of six months or more before resorting to arms. - The president and Secretary Bryan awaited tonight answers to their mes sages to Euope. Difficulties in com munication may delay them several days. Some countries, it was pointed out may purposely delay answer until later in the conflict. The president's offer leaves the way open for them to accept, if not now, at any time as the situation develops. John Barrett, director general of the. Pan-American Union, who discussed mediation with the president told him he could count on the hearty support of the South American nations in for warding mediation. WARBURG REPORT FAVORABLE Confirmation of New York Banker Comes Up Today f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON. August 5. The nominations of Paul M. Warburg, New York, and Frederic A. Delane, of Chicago, to be members of the federaT reserve board, were favorably reported to the senate late today by the banking committee. Action was then deferred until tomorrow. Senator Bristow, who vigorously opposed a favorable report on the Warburg nomination, moved in exec utive session that the testimony of the hearing be made public. Senator Shafroth objected, but Rristow in sisted upon the motion, which comes up tomorrow. Confirmation of the nominations may be delayed, hut ad ministration leaders intend to press for quick action tomorrow so that the federal reserve board may com plete its organization. LOOKS LIKE BLOCKADE Foreign Warships are Lurking in the Atlantic Waters RAINBOW PUTS TO SEA Canadian Cruiser Sets Sail fron Esquimairlt Tassociated press dispatch SEATTLE, Aug. 5. The Canadian cru'ser Rainbow, which has been sta tioned at Esquimault naval station, near Victoria, passed out of the strait of San Juan 'de Fuca at R o'clock this morning. The Rainbow is an old boat and her armament Is not formidable. It is supposed she will cruise off Cape Flattery to re assure British ships. So far as is known there Is no hostile war. vessel nearer than Mazatlan, Mexico, but rumors have been widely spread that German cruisers are lying oft Cape Flattery. o FRANCE AIDS AMERICANS r ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH! WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. The French government has placed several millions In gold with the American embassy in Paris for the relief of Americans in France, according to state department advices. o CONFIRMS REPORT LONDON, Aug. 5. Confirmattion has been received, of the report that a French warship captured' the Ger man steamer Porto off Guernsey in I ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH! NEW YORK. Aug. 5. With British, German and French warships lurking along the trans-Atlantic lines plied by steamships, conditions off the Atlantic coast have taken on some aspects of a blockade. All foreign vessels which ventured to leave this port went forth at the risk of capture. Others incoming traveled full speed ahead regardless of danger in the darkness and fog. Their wire less operators caught fragments of conversations between cruisers or cruisers and land but were unable to interpret them as the messages were in code. Each day the number of ves- ssels sailing to European shores grows smaller. German Boats Active t ARSOCIATFD PRESS DISPATCH BERLIN, Aug. 5. Ger man warships have destroy ed fortified towns and places for embarkation of trench troops on the coast of Algeria. o TWENTY-ONE SPIES CAUGHT LONDON, Aug. 5 Home Secretary Reginald McKcnna announced in the house of commons that 21 spies were arrested during the last twenty-four hours. He presented a hill to restrain the movements of undesirable aliens with the object of facilitating the re moval of spies, which passed through oil stages today. o LET GERMAN GET AWAY LONDON, Aug. 5. The admiralty announced that a special dispatch boat would be placed at the disposal of the German ambassador tomorrow in order to permit him to leave Brit ish territory. Telegraphic communi cation between England and Ger many and Austria-Hungary Is en tirely cut off. ; ' o BELGIO-FRENCH CO-OPERATION . LONDON, Aug. 5. Premier Asquith told the house of commons that the Belgian government invited the co-operation of French troops with the Belgian army. o CLOSE SOUTHAMPTON LONDON. Aug. 5, The port of Southampton is closed to merchant vessels. An American liner was or dered to Liverpool. , o : , , BACK AT HIM A young Japanese compositor, cm ployed on a Japanese paper in New York, was riding downtown In a city Hall train recently. He was engrossed In his morning paper and paid little attention to the other passengers. , i But a fresh looking young man, who had been eyeing him all along, suddenly asked: "What sort of a "nese' are you, anyway, a Chinese or a Japanese?" The little Jap was not caught nap ping. Quick as a wink he replied: "What sort of a 'key' are you, any way; a monkey, a donkey or a Yan- BELGIAN REPULSE (Continued from Page One) passed the forts. The for tifications afforded admir able resistance to the Ger man shells. Evegnes fort, which Avas in action all day, is unharmed. The Belgian aviators proved as effective as the Germans. King Albei t today assum ed command of the troops. According to Le Soir, under the treaty with France and Belgium, King Albert is to command, the Franco-Belgian troops operating in Belgium. The king issued an in spiring proclamation to the army, declaring the "Per fidy of the haughty neigh bor demands that Belgium defend her honor and inde-, pendence." The king putj the palace at the disposal ot the Red Cross. Germany Against Belgium PARIS, Aug. 5. Official advices say that Germany declared war against Belgium yesterday and German troops moved on Belgium from the territory between Aix La Chapelle and Rheydt. It is stated that the Germans in Al sace are shooting all persons suspected of giving information to the French. The mayor of Saal in Bavaria, is said to have been shot for trying to smug gle into France the news of the proc lamation of martial law in Germany. A German cavalry patrol has been routed by French cavalry on the Swiss frontier. Three Germans were killed and two were taken prisoners. The re mainder fled into Switzerland where they were disarmed by federal troops. , o CANADIAN TROOPS ORDERED OUT (Associated Press Dispatch) OTTAWA, Aug. :. The Canadian government has called for twenty thousand volunteers for enlistment during the continuance of the present war. Guarding Granaries FORT WILLIAMS, Out., Aug. 5. Fearing attempts will lie made to hamper Canadian shipping by Ger man agents blowing up the big terminal elevators at the head of the Great Lakes, Dominion troops were or dered to guard all the grain storage houses. FORTY KILLED IN COLLISION ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH JOPLIN, Mo., Aug. 5 Thirty-eight persons were killed and 25 injured in a collision between a northbound pas-, senger train on the Kansas City Southern Railroad and a Missouri ami North Arkansas railroad gasoline mo tor car, running on the former's track near Tipton Ford, ten miles south. Mistaken orders are said to have caused the accident. With the collision came the explosion of the gasoline tank and the firing of the wreckage. The injured pinned be neath the cars begged to be killed rather than face death by fire. Both crews were ordered to pass at Tipton's Ford. The train crew. It is said, disregarded orders, meeting the car on a curve and crushing it like papers. None of the passengers on the train were killed, though some were injured. J. J. Lauterback of Joplin, a train passenger, crawled through a window of the crushed car and rescued nine who were pinned under the seats. One woman, dragged through a window, fought to be al lowed to return for her child, which was caught under the wreckage. o TO AID STRANDED AMERICANS ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHl WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 Relief measures for a hundred thousand Americans in Europe have been put in to practical operation. The president signed the bill passed by congress ap propriating two and a half millions for financial assistance to Americans abroad. Gold will be taken from the sub-treasury aboard the armored crui ser Tennessee, which sails tomorrow night for the principal ports of Eur ope to distribute it. FIRST LADY OF LAND (Continued from Page One.) are hoping against hope, the end is dangerously near. The strain of her duties as mistress of the White House and her own un tiring efforts to help many an unknown and friendless person who appealed to her, is said to be directly responsible for her breakdown. Mrs. Wilson re ceived many delegations which her hus band was too busy to see. Miss Helen Wwodrow Bones, the president's cousin, who has been living in the Wilson household for the last two years and has been devoting her time as personal secretary to Mrs. Wil- j son, also broke down recently and is very sick at present, though'not grave ly. She too, is suffering from nervous ness. The inner White House for weeks has held a story of heart rend ing grief for the president of the Unit ed States and his daughters. Mrs. W. fi. McAdoo, youngest daugh ter of the president, who has been In the city constantly, has been at the White House daily. Mrs. Francis Bower Sayer, the president's second daughter and her husband arrived to day from Cornish, N. H. 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