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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR 8 1 AGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, TI11TJ.S)),Y MOliNING, J UN,. 8 PAGES VOL. XXVI. NO. MERE RIPPLE IET STIRRED BY LAND BILL Few Important Changes Were -Made in S nate Yes-' terday ami Siieb. Amend ments as 'fit' Adopted Only Sli'jlitly Opposed BRITISH ARE FIGHTING HE A VIL Y THROUGHO UT BELGIUM AND FRANCE I COAL LADEN BOAT SUNK BY TORPEDO -tiFor the There First Time in AWefcs Have Feen Heavy I II I ST READING NEARLY FINISHED House Whips County Divi- in Bill into Satisfactory liape an.l Sends It to the Committee n Fnrolled and Enirrossei! Hills i L( INIM i.N,. Jun.' It!. The liritish steamer Strathnairn, hound from i Cardif to Archangel, Uussia with I al, was torpedoed ami .sunk in j the Irish channel. Eleven of the : crew w-re landed at Milfortlha ven. ; 1 he captain and rest of the crew j were drowned when the I mat in ! which they had taken refuse, cap ! sized. Fnira foments Over Com parativt iy Fxtensive Line. of the Fritish I ! f. MAN'S THEN WIN LOSE iii-" a;atn i SIXTEEN DEAD Tin procedure adopted by the ate yesterday morning in the Mderatinti of the house public lull resulted and uneventful sen con -land rather smooth session of the com mittee of the whole and a rapid i.adii.g of the bill. eiKhty of whose 11. sutions were finished when the . otnii.ili. e rose late yesterday after no. n. It was decided that those sec tions which Were likely to he pro ductive of the greatest division of pinion should be passed over. That iisri ni nt was reached after a chai,;, had bun made in section ::. eliminating from the force of the land commissioner the office of chief cn-rK and combining the. duties of liiat office with those of the secre tary of the land department. . There was little or no opposition to that amendment. It was when Chairman FROM TUESDAY'S ZEPPELIN RAID ieiu .Marshal r r n-!i m a Drief, Frank Sta1-!iiei:l Does Not State Looses Wliuh Must Have 1 Jeen I leavy on Foth Sides MARINES 10 BE SENT TO MEXICO UNDER HOWARD Orders Are Sent Ad 1 'onnnandinu' I to Froeeed to in f Besieged KM the the mi ra i i- Eleei. lielirl Yaui lev YAQFIS DECLAIM-: CONSIDEIiAHLE YAIi Statement of dime A !so I (lt ludes fhe Conerrii:nr Raid ioiir Fortv Ol Injured. When 'I KiUe 1 nty-an! est ii ffer. ASSOCIATBU PI1R1S DISPATCH LONDON, jun. It;.-- Sixteen were killed and forty injured in a Zep pelin raid on the northeast coast on Tuesday night, according t.i the lat- statement tonight. The stale- also admits in the raid on the of June 6. twentv-four were killed and forty injured. The names of the towns bombarded are with held as well as any detailed a. count. A" statement tonight said: "Further inquiries show that the rascalities in connection with the visit of the Zeppelin to the north east coast on Tuesday night amount to sixteen killed anil fortv ininre.I ' not j It is now possible to state more exec- ;at tly the casualiti.s resulting from- the airship raid on another portion of the northeast coast on the night of June fi. The number of death prepared in advance and were, there was 2t, comprising- five men.1 1 by Mr. Martin and Mr. Gold-jail civilians, thirteen Women and six Staph y proposed to amend section i ment j requiring that the land commis- I night s. ..tier should be a civil engineer that it wa suggested that the matter should be allowed to K" over ! .- bill had been read. I-i the course of the day mil ndments were off-red and of them were accepted, usually iittie in position. None of them Iv affected the bill as it hail iff.re.1 to the senate.. It was understood though that those ta.ns which bad been amended were in be thereafter free from amend ment. Most of the amendments had until many most with vital - been ASSOCIATKD 1KKSS DISPATCH) LONDON, June It!. For the first time in weeks there has been heavy fighting over the comparatively ex tensive lines of the British front in Hclgium and Franc.-. A Iicrlin offi cial stall ment makes note of it, which it describes as an Anglo French movement synchronizing with jthe Hussian r verses in o.-tlicia. I In a statement. frank if brief, 'Field Marshal French records this iiicideiit but dues not state the losses, which must have been heavy on both sides. The Gfimurs arc as frank in conceding the loss of Germans near Ypres hut make no j mention of having been forced even , term orarily to yield a mile of their ! Festubert stronghold. j In the east the A ust ro-( Jermun ad vnnte continues to' swing forw.lrd with the exception of the section I etween the Dnt ister iiiarshes am) Zurawr.a where the Kussians are holding bridgelieads and making som--headway. ! General Vnn Markensen, according tit '.lis; ntches has given himself a fortnight in which to capture I. em berg, and it would so.m at the rate his and the - co-ordinate forces ai" going" forward tins tune limit will be ample if the Kussians are unalili to liuliate a suiter resistance than they are showing now. Tile latest Zeppelin raids in Fug land created hardly a ripple of ex citement. Air t raft protection wa one of the subjects discuss, it in th House -TTT Fomnions, Win. .lovnso' Hicks urging a marked increase ii this branch. He said that Lbndo' might soon expect a serious raid, aiel Slid to Have Declared War Against Germany, Mexico ;ind United States Deeause Houses Are De fended Su-eesfllll v TAFT BELLl, VES LEAGUE CAN BE FORMED THA T WOULD INS URE .PEA CE f Settlinrli' Former President Says Or ganization Proposes Prac tical .Means 1ernatio:iaI Snpendihi; No ATT10M.PT TO END PRESENT WAR rre iem Oi i I LARGE SUGAR CROP BEET IS PREDICTED :avs Much t is Hi; Would He I I 1" f i o s;u-ni lee i eei- Not Conteuinlatc Willing iiiL1; Doc Surest in; Me;ms of End ;!!'' Eui'onean Cnni'iict VVASHINOTOX, June IB. Thin year's sugar beet crop promises to be large. The department of agri- culture in a forecast based on June ; first condition, places the yield at 6.2!i,O(i0 tons, assuming an aver- agt: ahaiidonnietit of ten per cent of the acreage. Thei area planted. j is i;ri,:;(in acres, which is 144,700 acres more than last year, ("alitor- nia has US. Hull acres. SLATON HEARS STRONG APPEAL FDR -LEO FRANK Final Argument is Made Pefore Georgia (iovernor for Conini-jtiition of Death Sentence' of .Maiy Pha uan's Alleged S'aver l ASSOCIATED l'KKSS ntSI'ATCll WASllIXOToN, June K. irders from the navy department were sent to Ad miral Howard, commanding th1 encific fleet, to take three hundred bluejack ets and the same number of marines previously arranged for on his expe dition to the Yaipii valley. Assistant Secretary Itonsevelt said the admiral had w hie discretionary powers to land tin- expedition if necessary to resell" Americans who want to come out of the rcgi n. Actoitling to advices of the state de oar! ment the V.'HiuiK have deelaretl war on Germany, Mexico and the Fnited Stalls. The decla ra 1 ion on Germany, is because a German colonist, a crrtck shot met with remarkable success in! defending- his home, brinigng disaster j to the Indian raiders. j The decision to send Admiral How- I ard to Guayma was reached nfter a. j conference of navv and state depai. -I ment ofiicials. Although no dentils' h:ie 1 , en reported since the uprising. ASSOCIATED I'HESS msPATCHl I'llII.AOKIJ'HIA, June J 8. For mer Picsnlent iatt in an address tonight outlined the plan for the pro- ague for in ace w hich will be 1 at Imb-pendence Hall to Mr. Tafl was firmly of the a league for peace could be which would enable nations id war by furnishing .a prac leans of settling international pOSed discuss, morrow opinion formed to avi tical t intended to rather than cor-to water. They were i.-ct and clarify. han -'e. The most spirited discussion of tiie morning session occurred over a clause of the section defining the powers of the commissioner, which 1 rovi.led that he should be "the or pan of communu ation between the Mate and any department of the e,,ernment of the United States in ail matters respecting state lands or the public lands within the state." Mr. Campbell moved that the last live words be stricken out and re p!ing t.i a deftnse of the language .if the section he said "If that is left in we might as well change the children. There were also forty cases of mint or less serious injjrit s. The principal fins were in drapery estab lishments, lumber yard and the ter race of small houses." title of the commissioner and turn God." It was later shown that is "organ of communication" the ommissioner would be the repre sentatiie only of the state povern-j.n-nt anil would have nothing to do with the negotiations between pri vate citizens anJ the general land Flies Over Rome Ko.MF., June 16. A strange aero plane flew over Koine a few nights ago. All the lights of the city were put out immydiately as soon as the presence of the aerial visitor became known, and on every hand questions were asked. Fart of a solution of the mystery was given by. Messagero which published the following: "Our enemies have succeeded in bringing an aeroplane to a point near call I Home where it is kept in hiding. It has already flown over the city."' added that at live Zeppelins were over the b r Secret-try t j besides giving aeroplanes are I said that since (war the number been increased tenfi i ne time of the Knglish f War. II. issuru nces more than latest type oast. Fn .1. Teiinant, that bigger under construction. the beginning of tht f machines has hi and tire mini PROTESTS AGAINST ARREST ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH I IXNIK)N. (Thursday) June 17. The American consul at Treste protested strongly to Vienna, according to a Ge- ffice. The language was corrected I nova dispatch to the Daily Kxpress to nuvke that meaning clearer. Section 13 over which the house hail labored long and almost bitterly was stricken out on the ground that it was unnecessary and harmless and also on the ground that it was iangerous. according to the way of looking at it. This section related to "applications for selection by in dividuals." It was a modification of the provision of the old bill 127 under which the land department could be forced to tht selection of lands. As modified only the examination of the lands could be forced antl nfter that the commissioner could exercise his discretion as to re commending them for selection. The most important amendment of the day was offered by Mr. Gobi water, doing away with the double board of appraisers for lands and improvements on such lands, restor ing in effect the original house pro- (ContinuerJ on Pace Six) against the arrest of his guest, Italian vice consul, Signor Ganova, in the American consulate. Canova was in terned despite assurances given the American consul by the governor of Trieste that his liberty would be respected. ber of men engaged in this branch five fold. The capture of UL'.Sno Itussi.-ms and a great number of guns from June 1 to 1.1, is reported by the Austrian war office. Merlin gives German General Von M itkensen cred it for the capture of -et.oni) since June 12. Whether the latter includ ed the Austrians estimated is not clear. Military observers at I'etrograd ex press the belief that 2.S00,li(iu Teutons are operating again the Kussians. N' one attempted to say with any ex actitude how many Kussians tre op posing this immense force, but early in the war Kussia's potential powers of recruiting were placed high up in the millions. POST, FOR MARCONI I'LORE.NI'K, June IC W illiam Mar coni asked to be enrolled as a lieuten ant of engineers and assigned to the telegraph brigade. GOLDEN TOKEN TURNS TIDE WHEN WAR SEEMS IB T proceed- and very pleas- ' rules and ant affair took place lnthe senate at presiding officer for the manner of What looked like a warlike ing but turned out to be began a xharp criticism of the he seemed to be chilling the a late hour on Tuesday afternoon. Just I before adjournment Senator Goldwater( rose to a question of personal privilege their enforcement. Under the castiga tion, President Sims began to exhibit signs of resentment. He was plakily unpleasantly surprised. He turned from the speaker now and then to look at members as if to gain from Ihem some idea of the meaning of the at tack that was bein'thus made upon him. All the time, Mr. Goldwater kept ad vancing toward the president's stand and talking with incrensing earnest ness apparently about the tyranny of tl.A Ptltl.ct nn.l 111.. n-.. fl i Lr nnnllKnllon ! of them. By this time the president was white. When within arms reach of tbe president's chair. Mr. Goldwater took something from his pocket- and handed it to the president with a neat speech. It was a handsome and cosily gold watch which the speaker, said was tion meets next week at San Fran- 'later in the day will be taken by autt: , intended as a slight manifestation of oisco, a number of noted doctors) to Iake W'atson. The Arizona as- j the senate's appreciat ion of the presid juid surgeons of the country are sociation for the Study of Tubercu' ing officer and of his fairness in all of expected here to attend the meet-jlosis closet its sessions this after-I his rulings. ing of the state organization. 'noon. j The president hat been taken square- Among those on the program to- j The following officers were elected i ly off his feet. He was now whiter morrow are Dr. Fred H. Albee of , for the ensuing year: Or. S. II. j than ever and for a minute he could Xew York, who will hold a lecture i W'atson. Tucson, president: Dr. A. C. only gasto nbout him. "When' he had and clinic on the original uses of . Thomas, Tucson, first inlay bone graft in surgical treat-'Rev. Hertrand Cocks. ment. Dr. Kdward II. Skinner of ond vice-president; Dr. A. H. ViI Kansas "Sty, Irs."W-'. I... and 1 'liams. Phoenix, secretary and treas- ra weeks ago. The Ya.uis have i itencd to annihilate the foreigners i on June fi swept through the val- destroying crops ann I roperty. j state ilep-.rtiuent advices of the) las are in effect that the sit- ; nation Is extrtnielt threatening for, Aiiitri miis and it is deemed advisable' to n it'll. ne the' i uis.rs Cleveland and. New Orleans now at Guaymas. Si-V ' thr.-: . Ilci The last few- Colorado Sails Tatl.iv SAY IilKGO, June IB. Flagship o- rado. with three companies of ma- tContinued on F'age Four) ADM 1 SORE BECAUSE PRORE ipiarrels or siu-pemling them until the blinding heat of passion had cooled, lb- declared that much as he would be willing to sacrifice to secure peace, rio attempt would be made at the meeting to bring the war to an end. "In tailing this meeting," Taft said "my associates, and I have not been ! unaware that wt might be likened the tailors of Toohv Street who mistook themselves for the people! 'if Kngland. We wish to say we do j not represent anybody hut ourselves. ; We an- not here to suggest a means of bringing this war to an end I much as that is to bc desired, and I much rs we would be willing to sac- I rifice tti secure peace--that is not ; within the. project of the present meeting. e hope antl pray for pence rind our hope of its coming in the , near future is sufficient to make us j think the p resent is a good time to j discuss and formulate a. series of 'proposals to which the assent of a; 'gnat number of powers could be sc.- i cured. In no war has' the direct ln (terest that neutrals have in pre- I venting war between neighbors been ; so clearly mailt- known. This interest j neutrals has been so forced) them that it will r-tpiirv only; slight developmt nt and growth j the lav.- of international relations ! ocvelop that interest to the right i be consulted before such a war, tweeii ieghobors can be begun." I DENY REPORT MEYER SAILEO TOR GERHARD DECISION' IK KXPI'XTKIi SOOX Down F e w Itivenmr Mut Hand Kindinu's Within Daws as Execution Has Peen Set for Next Tues day' Morning anliassy O! 'ficials Inform State Department Thai. i'ersonal Was Not Officer kej.rescntativc (Jetman Armv ( ASSt;ATI.It l'l:i:SS DISCATC'II I WASHINGTON", June ID. - Act. ng .Secretary Ionising has received word from sources ngard.d as reliable t the man who sailed for Ger- afe conduct, carrying the th; many with messages to Herlin from was Dr. Antt hail been i :e ambassador's foreign offic at the German ambassador 'li Mejcr Gerhard. Doubt t on the identity i f the envoy by published re- I."1' I Ml to I to I Siijtenntent Academy ( 'onl 'idem tion JJoard Its I'indinu' ent of Xavai Said lie Had e in I i vest i pa llid Thought Final Medical Men Of State To Meet At Prescott Today (Special to The Republican.) i Blain of Detroit, and Dr. A. L. Kleash PRF.SCOTT, June 16. Physicians of Oklahoma City. tomorrow the antl surgeons from all parts of the scientific program includes addresses state arrived today to attentl the by Drs. James' A. Arneill of Denver twenty-fourth annual meeting of the George H. Moody of San Antonio Arizona State Medical Associa-and Donald J. Frick of Is Angeles, lion, which convenes here tomorrowi Members of the society and their for two days' session. In view of . friends will be the guests at a picnic ti.e fact that the American associa-' luncheon in the pines tomorrow, and ASSOCIATBU I-KRSS DISPATCH ANNAPOLIS, June 16. Kear-Ad-Tiiral Fiillam, superintendent of the naval academy, declared that he had uck confidence in the judgment of the three officers who composed the hoard of investigation which con victed seven midshipmen of guilty knowledge concerning a paper known have been an examination paper stolen from the department of mod ern languages that he personally liti not think .further inquiry' ne cessary. This expression of opinion was mailt- before the court of inquiry ppoirted by Secretary Daniels to make further investigation of irre gularities in the ex.mination papers. The superintendent made it plain. however, that he intended no cri ticism of the Navy Department. Thev have their own reasons for reopening the matter, he said. Several ,ffi- jciais or the academy and midship men testifietl concerning the examin ation timing the day. At the morning session Iieut. .Manly, the admiral's aide, and Lieut. Commander Tompkins testified that expressions of resentment and regret had been general among the offi cers at the naval academy at the necessity for the present court of inquiry. In answer to questions along that line, Admiral Fullani said: "There has been a great deal of in dignation expressed about, a great Continuing Mr. Taft said: "This step1 we hope to have taken by the for- 1 niation of a peace league of tht great powers, whose primary and funda- ; mental principles w ill be that no war j jean take place between any two members of the league until they ' j have resortetl to the machinery the j league proposes to furnish to settle a controversy likely to lead to war. j I '"If any member refuses to use thiH j machint ry and attacks another mem- i her of the league in breach of his ! iague obligations, all members of tin' league agree to defend the members I attacked by foi i J 'We do not think ultimate resort! to force safelv tan be omitted from! an effi ctive league for peace. "We sincerely hope it may never become I nec.-ssary, ami that tht- deterrent ef i feet of its inevitable use in case of 'a breach of a league obligation will ;help materially to give sanction to j Ithe laws of the league and to rentier i resort to force avoidable. J ! "Now what is the machinery, the I resort to w hich we wish to force' j (Continued on Page Four) ' ports that tie sate conduct in Ger hard's name was in reality obtained for Dr. Alfred Meyer, chief of the supply department of the German a rm v. ne report said Meyer had been j buying supplies in the Fnited States, j Another story was to the effect that Meyer accompanied Gerhard. State ; tlepai tmetlt offici ils expressed much 'curiosity over the reports but in jstituted no formal investigation. From ; one of the editors of a New- York ; newspaper an American citizen, t ame Ithe word that he knew both Meyer and Gerhard and that he personally saw the latter on June 3 take a boat for Norway. While the state department would examine any evi dence that might be brought it. noth ing thus far indicates, it is said of ficially, that there is any fuunda tit n for a charge of trickery. j NF.W YORK, Juno 16. Dr. Han'el Von Haim Hansen, counsellor at the ' German cmhassv, " now at the sum- " i mer quarters - at 'edaiimrst, I.. I., I declared tonight he sent a telegram j to Kobert Lansing, aeting secretary.) of state at Washington, characleriz- j ing as "'preposterous and untrue" published accounts that Dr. Anton Meyer Gerhard was in reality Dr. j Alfred Meyer, chief of the supply i department of the German army, j who secretly had been buying war i im::m!ioiis in this cotintrv. lllis.gov- ASSOCIATED I-KF.SS DISPATCH ATLANTA. June 16. Leo Frank's final appeal for a commutation of the, death sentence to life imprisonment was completed today ant his fate placed in the hands of Governor Sla lon, who look the petition wntler ad- ivistii.tnt with the announcement he ; would make a decision as early us pos i sible. It is not expected before Friday j or Saturday at the earlier. Next Tuesday is the cate set ror Frank's ex ' ecution for the murder of Mary Phagun. j The conclusion of the proceedings j before the governor exhausted the last j recourse Frank may employ in an ef i fort to escape the gallows. The decis j ion for or against commutation will bring to an end a remarkable series of i legal contests in the state and federal courts to clear Frank's name and pro ceedings for clemency before the state prison commission and governor. The session today was occupied by Wm. Howard in his closing argument in Frank's behalf. Howard was inter rupted frequently by questions from fTie governor on points of evidence and hy Solicitor Dorsey, who took issue with statements as to what had been brought out at the trial. Howard at tacked the testimony of state witness es and sought to convince the governor of the alleged inconsistencies and con tradictions in the testimony and affi davits of Jim Conley, the negro who served a prison term after the trial. He asserted Conley's testimony was the invention of his own mind and designed to divert suspicion from him self. "Take the name of Leo Frank out of this case." declared Howard, "Forget all that has passed the last two years, give me a public mind that is a clean slate, put this case in any county in Georgia, and I will acquit this defen dant in thirty minutes." Howard declared that by the testi mony of the states' witnesses the rec ord shows that Mary Phagah was not in the pencil factory at the time the pro.:t cution contended Frank killed her. He also declared the record showed that the girl had not arrived at Frank's office at the time Conley in his tes- said he had already disposed of timnny the hodv The- attorney' presented to the gover nor the weekly financial sheets of the factory, which ho declared Frank made j up the day the girl wits murdered. ; "Wc iernment arranged safe, conduct by ithe allies for Gerhard that he might; " 1 content! ne s:tiu, "tnat a person ! return to Germany with the personal ' '.uiu not have made out this eompli message of the German ambassador. I"''1'! statement after he had commjtt j Dr. Hansen saitl he acted in the1 absence of Count Vim Ifernstorff. ' who is on a motor trip to the Cats- kills, and whose return was delayed by a rainstorm. He wanted it dis tinctly understood ho was not speak ing for the count. CHICAGO STRIKE IS ENDED AND NORMAL SERVICE RESUMES (Continued Page Four) WEATHER TODAY I'.rown of Kl Paso. Alexander W. urer. vice-president; finally recovered he expressed his full Phoenix, sec- . appreciation of the testimonial antl thanked the sennlor for what they hail done to assist him in the discharge of his duties. f ASSOOTATKn PRFSS ntSPTCHl WASHINGTON, D. C, June 16. Arizona: Fair. For r ASSOCIATKD I'P.ESS DISPATCH J CHICAGO, June 16. Normal ser vice on tile Chicago elevated anc". surface car lilies was resumed after an all night session of railway and labor representatives, and a council committee headed by Mayor Thomp son hail agreed to arbitration. The elevated lines resumed service soon after the announcement of the agreement but it was several hours before anything like a normal sched ule was in operation. On the sur face lines the first cars to appear downtown reached the loop about eleven o'clock. They attracted great crow ils that cheered enthusiastically and thereafter there was a gradual increase in number but not until the- rush hours of the evening were the surface lines in full operation. The formal agreement between the companies and unions was not sign ed until noon although the order bail gone out to the 14,.riil0 employes to return to work several hours be fore. Mayor Thompson is credited SHOULD MAINTAIN PEACE , ASSOCIATKD PRESS DISPATCH COPENHAGEN. June 16. AITtT-rt llallin, director general of the Hamburg-American steamship company and a close frientl of the German emperor, suggested to him the advisability of maintaining peace with the United States. with the bringing about the agree ment and was chosen the third or neutral arbitrator. The arbiters representing the men, and companies will be chosen by the respective interests before Sa turday on which (lay the first meet ing of the - three arbitrators will be held. Representatives of the unions antl companies expressed satisfaction (.t the end of the trouble that has in convenienced the public for three clays. d siP h a fliui murder." Solicitor Dorsey asserted the state cnrtentled the financial statement has hi en complied prior to the crime. "Tb.at, however, the state has never proved," replied Howard. Continuing, Howard contended, "the murder notes" which Conley swore he wrote at Franks dictation and which were found beside Mary Phagan's body, established the negrots connection with the crime. "We contend the evidence shows the yellow- paper on which one note was written, was in the basement of the pencil factory,: said Howard; "and that Coniey got it there, and wrote the notts there. The record shows no or iginal pieces of paper like the order blank on which the notes were written were in Frank's office or in the fac tory's store. The records show that Mr. Pecker, a former employe of the fac tory, before he left his position, bund led up all the used order blanks, in cluding the series of which this par ticular yellow sheet appeared and sent them to the basement to h. f burned. This yellow murder note shows an order blank used in the year 1909. Mary Phagan Was killed on April inn 1, Gerard Says Impression On Note Good In Berlin ASSOCIATKD PKES3 DISPATCHl WASHINGTON, June IS. Ambas sador Gerard cabled the first infor mal report of how the last American note to Germany was received in of ficial quarters in Berlin. Ho spoke of its reception as friendly and teous arid said the unanimous ion seemed to be the document af forded a basis for diplomatic nego tiation and settlement. Long extracts from German news paper editorials, most of which had already been published here, were, transmitted by the ambassador. There was a friendliness of tone in them and an absence of the bitterness, which previously characterized some newspaper utterances "The ambas sador's own' comment was brief anil of a general character, hearing out cour-the press reports of' the favorable opin-1 impression made by the note, ts- pcially because published reports had leached Germany that the I'nited States would send something in the nature of an ultimatum. Gerard gave no intimation as to when a reply would be received, or what its spe cific character would be.