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?ll8ti?BBj M And Especially Desire for Ger many's Disavowal about to ^ ; Be Assented To. WASHINGTON IS HOPEFUL , German Foreign Minister's ft Statement Received with Interest in This Country. (BY ABMCIATW PftlSVl vf-". BERLIN. Sept. IS, via London?The German government. will give Its care ' ful consideration to the evidence con cerning the circumstances which at (tended the sinking of the steamship Arabic, submitted by the American government through Ambassador Gerard to Gottlieb von . Jagow. for eign minister, made a statement to ? this effect in an interview last night with the Associated Press. ? Foreign Minister von Jagbw said in his interview that Germany could not well repudiate the report of the commander of the submarine which sank the Arabic. Nevertheless, there Was room for a difference of opinion and Germany would examine care ts fully t^e evidence-from "Washington, (jr- "As to the larger question of sub marine warfare, vthe attitude of Ger-j many Is perfectly clear," he oonten-! ed. "Enemy passenger steamers .will! nbt be subjected to attack wltbout warning provided they l'espeet * tti? regular maritime code and will be sunk only when opportunity for -safety of passengers and crew is given. In jU.- s'tructlons to Germany submarine commanders on this point are very ? precise and definite and go as far as posslblo to eliminate the possl bllltty of error or accident. It rests very largely now with our opponents, ;ttherefore, to provide the necessary re maining safeguards for voyages V in structing masters to avoid suspicions or hostile actions or attempt at flight, i perhaps, best done by revoking the orders to attack submarines when ever possible and the promised re gards for Buch actions." WASHINGTON'S HOPE IS GREATLY REVIVED NOW <? <?V A*?OCIATKD PRCSS) WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.?The statement of Foreign Minister von Jagow in Berlin that the German government would consider.carefully evidence in the Arabic case submit ted by the American government was . recently by Count von Bernstorff, ficials here as contirmatory of infor mal assurances to Secretary Lansing recently by County von Bernstorf, the German ambassador. The Amer ican government has made it clear that complete disavowal In the Arabic case was desired and the apparent -willingness of the German govern ment to reconsider Its position as set forth in Its last note revived hope here that the case might be settled amicably. Is Refused Bail by Judge of the Criminal Court in City of Washington. | C Y MIOaATtS nun , I HUNTINGTON. Sept. 18.?Indica tions are that Max Lively, a 12-year 'old boy, who Is charged with the death of 14-year-old Carl Carnohan, ft -who died here this morning as the * result of a knife wound Inflicted I Thursday rao.rntng by Lively, -while 1 the two were engaged In a fight, will I have to stand trial, for his life. Lively ?was arraigned before Juvenile court | Judge Taylor and released on $1,000, bond. After Carnohan died he was re-arrested on a warrant charging murder in the first degree and upon being arraigned, waived pellminary | ^'examination. Shortly thereafter ap-; . plication was made to Judge Taylor, as Judge of the criminal court for his release on bond. . This was refused. ACCUSER SKXTESCBD. i " BERLIN. Sept 18.?via Ixndon,? ? The authorities apparently nave be jun taking more vigorous action against over zealous patriots who ac cuse others of shirking military ser "e*. The court at Beyreuth has Just ntenced to a month in prison a i who thus accused a school her, in the service as a lieutenant ? tat borne en furlough. ? SUNSET OF RILEY'S CAREER FAR DISTANT w Recent photograph of James Whit comb Riley. . . ' "Fonr- years: ago word went out that James Whitcoi^b Rflejr, tha Hooaler poet, had written "his last "S.?"hS4S}: not believe he cauldlive long. Now Be is re stored to health, and is living happily in Indianapolis. . ygW- ? By Electric Workers and Presi dent is Given until Thursday to Reach a Decision. <BV ASSOCIATED I'M ISO BITSBUKG, Pa., Sept. 18.?Mem bers of the American Federation of Labor of the International Brother hood of Electrical Workers and the International Association of Machin. ists today presented to E.-M. Herr, president of the Westtnghouse Elec tric and Manufacturing company a demand for an eight-hour "day, twenty per cent increase in wages and pay ment at the rate of time and one-half for all overtime. Mr. Herr was given until next Thursday to reach a'decta. lon. The demands were embodied in a letter sent to Mr. Herr after fee had told a committee of thirty-nine work men, representing different depart ments of the works that the company could not see "its way clear at this time to inaugurate the eight-hour day. John L. .Lewis, national organ, iier of the American Federation of Labor, has been organizing the West lnghouse employes, but -progress has been made among the 20,000 work ers, has not been ma%'e known. The company is filling large orders for war munitions. Lewis mlM tonight that no action would be taken by the men until af ter they had received Mr. Here's reply to their letter. That Time is at Hand to Extend Recognition to a Govern ment in Mexico. 5 separate" SUGGESTIONS Which One to Be Recognized Will Be Decided at Meeting Three Weeks Hence. NEW YORK,'Sept. 18.?The Pan American Conference on Mexican af fairs announced at the conclusion of .its meetig today that each of the dip lomatic represetatives would recom mend to his government that in his judgment the time has now come to extend recognition to a government in Mexico. After declaring that the defacto government, aspiring to recognition must possess moral capacity necessary to protect the lives of nationals and foreigners, the conference announced in a settlemet that each of the pari ticipat'.ng governments shall' judge', such capacity and recognition will likewise be extended bjt each govern ment separately at such time as it may deem proper'. ' The statement makes no definite announcement regarding, the time of re^mmendatltfn.'Trar ir^s exacted ithit it wiH-come withi the next few weeks. Secretary Lansing announced that the Question of recognition would be further considered at a meeting of the Pan-American diplomats, to be lield in Washington three weeks from today. At this meeting, It is under stood, the decision as to what gov ernment to recognize in Mexico will be made. Unless the military situation in Mexico takes a decided turn within the next three weeks in favor of General Villa who has concentrated his forces for battle with General Obregon, the Caranza comman-ler in chief at Torreon, most of the con ferees were of the opinion that tho Carranza government would logical ly be entitled to recognition. The several governments will endeavor to learn not only That territory each faction controls but wtirU promiso. of stability the factions givn that aspire to recognition. To'determine exactly what is the status of tho dif ferent factions the several govern ments will examine the situation each in its own way. Tho United States will seek to form its Judg ment .through long and exhaustive reports from its consuls, supple mented by personal contoreaors in Washington between Senrotary .Ten sing and representatives of all groups and elements. They will be heard impartially as to tholr claims and members of the Pan American con ference can attend such informal conferences or hearings, if they de sire, but no obligation is lpmosed on anj- of the Pan-American govern ments to join die United States in such a course. While some of the conferees may lit the end of three weeks reach dif ferent conclusions as to the govern ment that ought to be recognized, confidence was expressed by many BULGARIA IS ASKED TO COME OUT IN OPEN Allies Demand Declaration of Where It Stands as between Them and Germany. tav A??OC1ATVD *!?*??% PARIS,'Sept. 18.?The Entente al lies have presented a Joint note to the Bulgarian government asking. In ef. feet, that It declare Itself as between them and the central powers. The note, which was delivered to the government at Sofia two days ago, was sent In-pursuance of a de cision toy the allied powers to test the good faith of Bulgaria by sub mitting recent concessions made by Sorbla with the view of securing from Bulgaria a definite statement as to her position. Although the note does not fix ft date for a reply and Is notNui ulti matum, diplomats familiar with its con/ants say it is of a nature requir ing Bulgaria to take a stand one way or the otter. It points oat that the allied powers a* now prepared to offer.th? S?rbiab concession of girtaJs cUlmi to Sj'i'-' ' and asks Bulgaria if the concessions secured through the Joint offices of the allies will bring about Bulgaria's co-operation with other Balkan states. What, if: any reference to Gruece, is: not disclosed, but it appears to be considered that SrebVs concession should sufflce to secure Bulgaria's ad herence to the Balkan union. While the exact limits to the Macedonian territory, which Serbia concedes are not known the concession is believed to cover'all the territory east of the Vardar river with a possible neutral aone west of the river. Such, a con cession would gfve Bulgaria territory along her western frontier and would leave Serbia an opportunity to ex pand northward and westward the territory now controlled by Austria. All announcements of dates for the transfer are considered here' as pre. mature and as a likely cause of irri tatton at * time when-the negotia tions have reached a .delicate.stage.. Officials and diplomats' ^are ' now | DATE PALM BEDSTEADS FOR ALLIES WOUNDED IN DARDANELLES the allied'forces endeavoring by-force the Dardanelles that the available1 he wounded have been taken, have' been foond inadequate. This has tent of many temporary hospitals. The great.number of beds it has accommodation of the wooniled have been rapidly made of date palm So great a toll haa baenpaid by Held hospitals in Egypt where many of made necessary the erection and equnn been found necessary to secure for uh trees. These bods resemble bird cages. of tho' conferees that there would be no eventual disagreement be cause of'the traditional policy of the Latin American governments in any. event is to follow the lead of the United States on such questions. Bven thoae of the- conferees 5 who were doubtful themselves i*M~ to whether or not. the. recognition- of General, Carrama. /vyould be advls: able, did aot hesitate to indicate that if the United States reachod such "a decision, there would be identical and unanimous action as heretofore. ? The emphasis placed in '.the for mal statement that was issued aftei the conference' on the unwillingness of any of the governments to Inter fere dirctly or indirectly in the in ternal affairs . of Me?ico ' re sulted from the the many misinter pretations in Latin America of the original purpose of tie conference. The positive statement was also made informally by one of the con ferees that at no time was moral or physical intervention or the use of force contemplated to compel the factions to enter, into ah agreement it they themselves were unwilling to do so. The only alternative left. It was stated, was to select the fac tion which obtained military su premacy. HAUGHT CHOSEN V ?? ? I I h President of the West Virginia Shorthand Reporters As sociation Again. HUNTINGTON", Sept. 18.?Wheeling was picked as the next convention city and officers were elected hy:the West Virginia Shorthand Reporters Associatio nin annual session here to day as follows:-. O. L. 'Haught. of Clarksburg, presi dent; Louis Schrader, of Wheeling, vice-president; Alva B. 'Moore, of New Martinsville, vioe-presMent; Estelle Lively, of Weston, treasurer, and Charle( V. Price, of Welch, secre tary. RIFLE TEAM MEET i At Camp Kanawha at Charles ton Before Iffen Are Sent to Florida Range. CHARLESTON, Sept 18?Twen ty-five of West Virginia's best marks, men will gather at Camp'Kanawha, Charleston,? Wednesday, September 22, for the final tryout for the stat6 team to represent the West Virginia National Guard at the -national matches, to be held at state camp, Jacksonville, Fla. beginning Octo ber 18. + RICKKNBACKEB WINS. ? ? ' - ?/. + ? (By Associated Press.) + ? PROVIDENCE, E I., Sept. * ? 18.?Eddie Rlckenbacker won + ? the 100-mHe $10,000 sweep. ? 4 stakes automobile race at the *? + Nam*gest Park, speedway to- ?. *' day. His tlmewas IM4:70. ? ? Bob Burmah. finished second. ? ? Willie Hap, third and Ralph * 6overndr :Will take Such Ac tion if Courts Decide against Compensation Law. ? ? "* 1;r 81I3 . (aPBCIAL TO YMB TELSSRAM) ?'' CHARLESTON, Sept./18.?The re ported action of the United States Coal and Coke Company, employing about three hundred m,en in its mines, to withdraw from the workmen's compensation fund Without making adequate provision for the injuries sustained- by workmen,, which action Compensation Commissioner Lee Ott declared he would resist .when action Is taken by two coal companies, prompted Governor H. D. Hatfield'to issue a statement today declaring that in the event the courts hold the coal companies are not responsible for the obligations already made un der the workmen's compensation law he will convene the legislature for the purpose of correcting such law so that employes might have proper pro tection. 16 part the governor said: ? ".This effort to destroy the present law must.fall if attempted.. It would be a. rank injustice'to'many, injured workmen and their dependents and to many widows and orphans of work men killed in this industry. The fund to rtheir' protection must be made'adequate and conserved. I be lieve that a majority of the 'legisla tors''are' men* of conviction who'will do whatever is. necessary to right a wrong. They will have that oppor tunity it the .occasion demands it. "I shall not permit IM can prevent It what I consider a grave Injustice. The laboring people have been shorn of their right of- redress in the courts by the passage of the compensation law and the industries that come un der this law have enjoyed the corres ponding Immunity. ? If the courts should find the present law Is not ad equate, I will have no hesitancy in convening the legislature If neces sary with the purpose of suggesting r - ~ ^ proper - amendments; ? if - it is found that-the law la weak at any point, to Btrehgthen It in such a way that am ple protection will be guaranteed to those-who are entitled to thls in demnity.' ?"I make, this statement without any purpose other than that all may understand that I have decided con victions as to what I should do in protecting all alike and I shall when the time comes, endeavor to carry but in'good'faith what.I. believe to be my duty in this highly' important matter.!' * TdPROTEST Against Railroad Rates on Coal is the State Public Ser vice Commission. Or ASSOCIATED mess) OHAIRLESTON. Sept 18.?If the railroad companies fl,e with the In terstate ' Commerce ' Commission a schedule calling tor an increase on coal shipped from West Virginia, the publlo service commission of this state will enter Its protest W. M. 0. Dawson, former gover nor of West Virginia and-at present a member of the service commission; so declared tonight. Indicating that the commission had areadytaken.up. tlie matter and would appear before the- intersetate ibody with ite own counsel and combat the proposition of the railroad to the last minute.. ' The first organisation outside of the operators themselves and < he ser vice commission to take up the flgbt in-opposition to the proper rate-of the railroads is the United Commer cial'Travelers. ? TTFT3 NEAR1NG SETTLEMENT German Ambassador is Given Poyver to Make Full Nego tiations at Washington. <BT ASSOCIATCO ?*???) . r- ' BERLIN, via London, Sept 18.? Full settlement of the f submarine problem can probably be arranged'by negotiations fn Washington, i Court von fiernstorff, German ambassador to the'United States, is in possession of complete information .regarding the wishes and policy of Germany, so .the Associated Press is informed,' and has been given power to'negotiate .terms' of settlement with the United States, subject only to. final revision, and ap. proval by tie same government. A long report on the . submarine situa tion was received, hop from Count' von Bernstor: Thursday and an eqhsl lyjjong message of instruction went forward the ambassador this morn ing. Both despatches were of a.ria which seems to make oHlcMl*, are now taking goes to strengthen this opinion; for in such conversations Count yon.Bernstorif is in a position to communicate ..many - things.. rjt adapted to inclusion in public note, but whflch are of a-, nature' to con vince the American, government of the good faith behind Germany's as surances and the government's settled determination to remove the sources of the conflict on the1 submarine ques tion. ' The hope is expressed here that the negotiations can be push\sd;through ithout delay and that no*'further is sues may be brougHt in-to''complicate a settlement. $ .'in TORREON EVACUATED. uvAxm - ' . : EL General Villa, acco ?jrieea More Russian Prisoners HEMI < <?<*? tr? t ? ? !'? ?.? ,* ajgaagg .VIENNA; -rta-Londcfn,1 Sept. IS, The Austrlans 'are. withdrawing front In the sector of the Volhyal 5SBSissssssissas! $ 'KBIT :Mi ?? ?'!?* WA8HDJG'