THE WASHINGTON TDIE&, SUNDAY, AUGUST K 1915.
GERMANY'S NOTE DN
THE FRYE TO REACH
U. S. Is Expected to Give Little
Consideration to the Prize
DANGER TO RAIDER ISSUE
Kaiser Contends That Eitel
Frledrioh Was in Jeopardy
From Enemy Ships.
The ipotllght of International specu
lation has turned tov&rd Berlin, whence
comes news that the German govern
ment's reply to American representa
tions In the William P. Frye case had
been handed to Ambassador Oerard.
The first section of the reply, It. is be
lieved, will not reach Washlnfton be
fore Monday, but In the meantime,
diplomatic wlanacrcs center their at
tention on the probable content of the
Roughly speaking, the main points of
the German reply, It Is believed, will
Announcement of the prize court
decision concerning damages on the
hull of the Frye and incidental
losses to her owners.
The virtual contention that Ger
many had a right to sink the Frye,
because of danger to the raider
which did the sinking.
Expression of the German attitude
that the prize court decision prac
tically closes the Incident.
On the other hand, the United States,
It believed, will not give special con
sideration to the prize court decision.
It will also refuse to admit the theory
that the Eitel Friedrich, the raider,
was forced to sink the Frye, owing to
danger from British and French
This Government, it was said today,
doubtless will continue to stand by its
Interpretation of the Prussian-American
treaty of 1828. that contraband must
be "delivered out" of the hold of a
neutral vessel, without damage to the
ship itself, wherever possible.
Furthermore, the State Department
officials think, will reject the theory
that the decision of the prize court Is
binding, contending that a prize court
cannot interpret a treaty ruling.
Germany, so far, has maintained that
stress of circumstances forced the sink
ing of the Frye, whereas this Govern
ment has contended that the sinking
was done at a location where the Eitel
Frtedrich was not in danger, and that
Slenty of time was available to unload
The Frye incident, however. Is a
matter of dllplomacy, after all, officials
say, and not an Incident which would
call for the breaking oft of relations.
The German government. It Is be
lieved, will draw the teeth of the Ameri
can protest by paying damages for de
struction to the vessel and that will
probably end the matter, as far as the
Frye case goes.
TOTAL CASUALTIES OF YEAR'S WAR
ARE ESTIMATED AT 8,673,805
Official casualty figures at the present date are impossible to obtain. The following table is com
puted from official and semi-official information made public early in July:
Killed. Wounded. missing. total.
France 400,000 700,000 300,000 1,000,000
Great Britain 69,313 197,494 64,188 330,995
Russia 733,000 1,982,000 f770,0'00 3,485,000
Germany (Prussia) 482,000 852,000 233,000 1,567,000
Austria '. 341,000 711,000 183,000 1,235,000
Belgium 47,000 166,000 40,000 247,000
Serbia 64,000 112,000 50,000 226,600
Turkey 45,000 90,000 46,000 181,000
Japan 300 910 "... 1,210
Grand total 2,181,613 4,806,004 1,680,188 8,673,805
An official list issued in Berlin early in June placed the total of Prussian losses at that time at
1,388,000 men. Comparing the number of troops in the Bavarian, Saxon, and Wurttemburg
armies with that of Prussia, and estimating their losses proportionately, the total German loss
is placed at 2,108,000 men.
fNot including the campaign for Warsaw.
No statement of Italian losses, official or unofficial, is obtainable.
NO PEACE TILL WE
British Official Declares
Has Been Banished
Workmen Find Coffin.
LADOGA, Ind.. Aug. 1. The remains
of a coffin containing some fragments
of human bones was unearthed here by
workmen excavating for a cellar in New
Ross. The grave was not near a ceme
tery. About flftv years ago a man
named Noffslnger disappeared mysteri
ously from New Ross and was not jeen
nor heard from afterward. Residents
of New Boss believe he met with foul
Slay and was burled In the woods, which
len covered the land where the grave
Noted Britons Send
Messages on Conflict
Give Views of Situation to American People on Anni
versary of Declaration of War Upon Rus
sians by Germany.
' nnranlvatlAn It Ytmm
but more dangerous
LONDON, July 31. Leaders of government, political leaders,
and diplomats were asked for a "message to America" to be printed
August 1 the anniversary of the day a year ago when Germany
declared war on Russia. The responses follow:
(Copyright, 1915, by the Unllsd Pret. Copyright in Great Britain).
By the Rt. Hon. H. H. H. A8QUITH.
(Premier of the British cabinet).
I have been asked to send a message
to the United States of America at the
end of the first year of the war.
The reasons why we arc fighting are
known In America. The world haa
Judged, and will Judge not our words,
but our actions. The question today Is
not of our hopes or our calculations, but
of our duties. Or duty which we shall
flnll Is to continue to the end In the
course which we have chosen and "to
do all which may achieve and cherish
a Just and lasting peace."
By VISCOUNT JAMES BRYCB.
(Formerly Ambassador to the
In reply to your Question, there Is
Just one thing I feel moved to say, be
cause it Is well that neutral natlonn
should understand why the British peo
ple are so completely united In their
resolution to prosecute this war with
their utmost energy. It Is because they
see the German government violating
every principle of humanity In making
the war a war against Innocent civil
ians. This, at shown In the treatment
of Belgium, In the dropping of bombs
ron country villages, and In the sink
ing of the Lusttanla, is a return to the
savage methods of past ages that Is
nothing less than a challenge to civil
ized mankind. Our people feel that In
nrhtlntr against it we are fighting not
only for Justice, faith of treaties, and
the rights of small nations, but for hu
By CHRISTABEL PANKHURST,
(Editor of The Suffragette, weekly
organ of the W. S. P. U., now with
her mother, Mrs. Emmeline Pank
hurst, fighting as hard with tne Brit
ish government as she used to fight
Americans, you are in danger. The
work of Washington and your forbears
Is In Jeopardy. World freedom Is at
grips with tryanny on the battlefield
here In Europe. Your fate as well as
ours deDcnds on the issues of this war.
That Is hard and tragic fact. Bvery
one of you has the same direct and per
sonal stake in this war that wc in
If the Kaiser conquered the European
nations he would not tolerate th con
tinuance of freedom and independence
of South America: he would not long
tolerate the continuance of the freedom
of the United States. Your turn would
come next Even If Germany were only
partially victorious In Europe, you
would then be In danger, and we would .
be powerless to help you.
Do not underrate the power to Injure
you, of this German nation whose chief
trade 1 war: and do not underrate their
will to bring you Into subjection.
Many of Jthe British did not realize
the meaning of the German peril until
like a terrific storm It broke over our
head. Fortunately ror us wo have gal-1
Innt allies but what would be our nosl- I
tlon if we had to fight alone! The Ger-'
man peril has from the earliest times
been a grim reality; It Is a grim reality
today, and by trie help of science and
become not less
with the passage
The cause of personal and national
freedom which Is yours and ours will
triumph In this war; but only because
of the action of those who desire Its
triumph. For God" helps those who help
themselves, and the Divine will la ac
complished through human Instrumen
tality. Therefore, Americans, withhold noth
ing and leave nothing undone which It
needed to contribute) to the victory of
liberty and civilization.
Your country is one of the greatest
strongholds of human freedom. May It
be safe forever from capture by the
enemy of freedom.
By the REV. G. CAMPBELL MOR
GAN, D. D.
(Leading Congregational minister of
The faith that sustains the British
empire In this struggle Is that our un
shaken cpnfldence In the ultimate vic
tory of the principles of Justice and
truth, of mercy and compassion.
Our unpreparedness for war Is a
demonstration of the fact that we had
no desire for war. Seeing that it has
been forced upon us, by reason of the
Ideals to which I have referred, there
is no question that the whole empire,
hound together by these profound con
victions, will put forth the last ounce
t.f Its strength In vindication of them.
'Eugenic. Law Hits Cupid.
MADISON, Wis., Aug. 1. Under the
eugenic marriage law the number of
wedding! In Wisconsin decreased from
21.052 in 1513 to 17,245 in 1014, a de
crease of 3,807.
Tlio following statement was writ
ten by the attotney general in tne
new British coalition cabinet. And
dltcusres the probable duration of
the war from tho British point of
view. It also outlines the war course
In the first year.
received their supplies It a. tc-urco of
satisfaction to us nnd admiration to
At the commencement of the war we
were not and never did pietcnd to be a
mllltarynatlon. An r.pcdltionarv force
Of no.OW men and a small territorial
army of 2w,W0 hieh for defense against
Invasion was all we could boast of! but
today Great Britain, teems with military
campi, in which millions of men of tho
finest material ro belhg trained and
equipped to Cope with every emergency.
No other nation In tho world ever
produced or hoped to produce a voiun-
I W1IIJ' V BUV.il UtUU Ul LIUflB.
herOlSm of oil!" Riiaalnn
allies is not only an ex-
stimulates us, but It is
an additional Incentive to our national
honor to carry on to an end the obliga
tions we havo undertaken.
Artd for the moment we are confront
ed with tho lmjK).i.ill)lllty of offenslvo
action by our brave Rusiilan allies, and
are compelled to vnge a' costly and
difficult war against tho Turks In the
Dardanelles as well aa against our
enemies In Flanders, wo cheerfully re
solve to fit ourselves for tho situation
which confronts us.
We have the right to say to neutrals
that our cause Is tust; that the war has
been forced upon us, and that We are
tnaklm? and are going to make every
sacrifice that makes ft nation great to
bring our caime to a successful conclu-slbn.
By SIR EDWARD CARSON.
Mow long will the war last and What
wilt be Its result? To such questions an
them any British subject can give- but
one answer, and that Is that the war
will last until the cause of the Atllta hat
been brought to a successful Issue and
Europe, and the world, have been re
lieved from the Ideals Involved In the
aggression of Prussian domination.
The word peace doea not enter Into
our vocabulary at the present time. It
is banished from our conversation aa
something Immoral and Impossible un
der existing circumstances. And yet
wc aro tho moat peace-loving people In
the world; a nation which throughout
thi globe, within iu many dominions,
has Inculcated good government and So
cial and industrial I'loaress. and the
11 00 exercise, in Its widest tent, of civil
and religious liberty.
Great Britain hates war, and no na
tlop enters more reluctantly upon Its
horrible and devastating operations;
but, at the aame time, no nation, when
It Is drlen to wur by the machina
tions of Its foes who desire to filch
trom It or from its co-champlon of
liberty any portion of their inherited
freedom, Is more 1 etched to tee the
n.ntter through, at whatever cost, to &
A year of war has transformed Great
Britain. Of our navy I need hardly
speak. It has upheld to the fullest ex
tent the great traditions which (111 the
pages of history in the past; It has
driven Its enemies off the seas. It holds
vast oceans free for almost the unin
terrupted commerce of ncuttal powers,
and It hat preserved these highways for
Its own supplies of material and food
almost without Interruption.
I do not minimize the peril Of the
submarines, which is In process of be
ing dealt with through the careful and
zealous watchfulness of our admiralty,
but while the submarine has enabled
the Germans to commit savage and in
human atrocities contrary to the laws
of civilization and against the settled
rules of Internationa! law, it hat done
nothing to affect the vast commerce of
The German submarine attack haa
signally failed to hamper our mliltlary
operations. Under the protection of
our navy, hundreds of thousands of men
have been brofTit to the fighting area
from the most aistant parts of the em
pire. Troopships are crossing dally to
France, and not a single ship or a sin
gle soldier has been lost In the passage.
The manner in which our troops have
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