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ALD HOME EDITION WIL-mr rt) HE CAST. B Pao and "West Texas, fair; 2ew Mexico and Arizona, fair. LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. EL PASO. TEXAS. MONDAY EVENING. MAY 10. 1915. DELIVERED ANYWHERE M CENTS A MONTH. 12 PAGES. TWO SECTIONS. TODAY. SINGLE COPT FIVE CENTS . S. MAY END RELATIONS WITH GERMANY unnm TODAY'S PRICES - nan bank notes. It ft Mexican 33--Chlhaahua currency. 5 k - ." currency, s-Bar stiver (Handy H -non qaotaUon) tt Copper. 1 - - Irregular Livestock, hlcaer a lower. J Gen. Villa Claims Obregon Is i? General Of the North Lays Claim To Big Victory in Decisive Battle. SA YS HECAPTURED OBREGON'S GUNS Asserts That Obregon Left Many Dead and Injured Upon Battlefield HT HAVE routed the balk of Obre- I son's arm of 25.000 men. from their pos't.ons south of this city. and the have fallen back fie miles toi maKe another stand: The cause of Jus tice records another triumph!" The above Is a copy of a telegram sent to an El Paso friend by Gen. Fran- i-co Villa. The telegram is dated May " 0 and was sent from the city of Leon. rjanajuato. which Obregon claimed as Ieac7 quarters last week Tin message followed a message f- im (Jen Villa Sunday night in which lie claimed a v.clory over one wing of i r Obregon arraj . which Gen. Villa Eai.I hid left ner 300 dead on the field battle in addition to losing much ar- f 'If -- I vnia. -n no nas Deer quietly or-i- ir zinj? his r.chting machine for the j.it three weeks, seems to have cess tlctcd nis elaborate prcpeiattons -for- a decisive battle with Obregon'4 forces, rf a taken the initiative again t the -i-i-aioista army which so severely de- ted the Conentionist troops at Ce-, 3. a a month ago Ai wording to messages received here n few dai s ago from Villa, bis first in f tirn was to make a stand at Aguas- iiieites. expecting that Obregon in t -d to advance northward with his a -ray ; Obregon Draws Villa Out. It appears, however, that Obregon. If-irmnc that Villa bad concentrated all 1" fighters at Aguaecallentes, instead .f adancinir northwardus was expect ed entrenched his army south of Ijton t a-wait Villa's next move. MnA ne. son followed up his victory at Celaya, ir ,.- beheed that he would have com pleter routed Villa's army, but nis four w. ek hesitation.- enabled the north n leader to coscentrate all of his lun eS replenish his ammunition chest n d otherwise prepare a larger and bet-te- fighting machine tjian Obregon'. 'Uas telegram indicates that his -m has Obregon's men on the run. predicting that the shameful rout jfCe li will be fullv vindicated. tdvanee Commenced Saturday. ' ' i Villa began the advance against CH reiron's arm; Satgrday. according to another messasre received hv th friend on Snndav morning. In this tele- Fam nia reported tnat. with -a loss ..f Z" dead and more than 706 woundeJ. iv. left wing of Gen. Alvaro Obregon's a-irn was destroyed Saturday by Villa forces after a bloody battle 11 miles a uth of Leon. Cannon, machine guns and a large quantity of arnmunftien were captured by the Villietas, and obreeons troops retreated in disorder toward Silao, headquarters of the Car rarza commander and base of opera V. ,nrr his army Between 10.0OO and 1- 000 men were engaged in the Jattle. it is estimated. Villa's losses, he sakL wert erv small Decisive Battle Is On. Th news of the fighting is taken to v.r e uecwrve oattle of the A illa-Oarranza struggle has began, aft er nearly a month of preparation by tx.ti, armies. Wednesday Villa an r.unced that within 48 hours his t- .ops would be in contact with the enemv. Sunday's message was sent 1- -h northern leader from AgAas c lntes. Unofficial reports this morning from tne south brought news that Villa hd transferred his 'head quarters to Leon, 60 miles south, and Lis whole army of 75,000 men is nor within 20 miles of Obregon's positions. Aviator ' timed the Trick. Amtrican aviators who have served i ilia's aviation corps, said todax that it -was the work of an aeroplane - ut whirh was responsible for Villa's i-ictun Saturday The air machine, tl " slated, was ent up Saturday morning b Gen Feline Aneelea -n-h commanded the Villa troops, and brought him accurate information re irarding the numbers and position of the Carranclstas in front of him." This .nfoimation coupled with the handling of artillerj by Angeles's subordinates, jrae Villa, a victory after five or six J'oars fighting. Mutiny In Obregon Camp. -Among the Carranxa dead, according to Villa's dispatch, was a Yaqui lieu tent colon e on whose body were found documents showing that there was mutinv brewing among Can-sum'- troojis. Xhe papers disclosed that the Taqui contingent of Obregon's armr. about 0000 strong, had Mb.lniK ' Ta.d for their services and had an- T,nr. th. ,-j- .. .ri would quit the field unless paid lmme daately "This confirms stories told to us by prisoners." said Villa's dis patch It was not learned who com manded the Carranxa, wing. Capmany Sees Obregon. Rafael Zubaran Capmany. secretary of industry on the Carranxa cabinet, was reported as having fcft Vera Crui for Irapuato to confer with General Obregon regarding the establishment of riwl government in the territory re (Conttnoed on Face B, Col 1). ...... w H. .wH,uaauci U1KI UeT t Vfien Dr. TEXANS CONDEMN GERMAN ACTION Tte War-At a Glance A FURTHBR victory for the Austro-German forces in Ga licia was reported today in a dispatch from the Austrian press headquarters. Having completed the first stage of the battle by breaking the Russians' lines in western Galicia, the Teutonic allies were said to have begun an attack along the Carpathians further to the east, driving back the Russians between Lupkow and Uzeok passes. It was estimated that the Rus sian prisoners taken in western Galicia would be increased to iM,m. German Raid Checked The German advance in the Baltic provinces of Russia was re ported at Copenhagen toiave been checked. Strong Russian forces op erating from Mitau were credited with having compelled the retreat of the Germans. llerial Raid on England An aerial raid within 49 miles of London was made early today. Va rious conflicting reports were re ceived from the Essex coast, one of which said serious damage of prop erty and some loss of life had been caused by bombs dropped by the raiders. It was reported also that four Zeppelins took part in the raid. Another dispatch, however, said that while several aircraft teok part, it had not been noticed whether they were Zeppelins or aeroplanes. The citizens of South End. Westcliff-on-Sea and Leigh apparently have been attacked. Italy to Decide Quickly The Kalian government now is expected to reach shortly its decis ion for or against war. In this connection Rom3 regards as of significance the visit to the capital of aignor Giolitti, former premier and a member of the neutralist group It is reported in Rome that if Italy decides to enter the war she will do so by declaring war on Turkej. The situation in Flanders and the Arpain... wafe the critical -battles of the precept phase of ike war are being fought, is still ob scure. On the western front, both the Germans and their opponents claim considerable gains. HEN ATTACK ENGLISH THS'i London. Eng. May 10. Two Zeppelin j and. aeroplanes are reported to have dropped bombs on Westcliff-on-Sea. near South End, but no fatalities have been reported. Warning of the approach of hostile aircraft was given South End at 2:52 o'clock this morning. Several machines took part in the raid but whether they were Zeppelins or. aeroplanes the resi dents were unable to state as the weather was eloatdy. Bombs struck houses in Various parts of the town but no deaths have been reported. On 5 man and his wife were badly burned in a fire started by an incendiary bomb." One resident told of three bombs drop ping near his home, none of which caused damage. It Is reported that several shops were burned at Leigh, a town near South End. Four Zeppelins are said to have dropped 40 or 50 bombs there. Sixty bombs were dropped at South End, but most of them fell on the. beach or la tner places where they exploded harmlessly. One bomb dropped near a ship ozr wliich were 1200 German clvi- nans wno naa neen interned. A British aeroplane went in pursuit and drove the aircraft out to sea. A report was received from Romford that a Zeppelin had been seen in that neigh borhood, apparently in difficulties. ENGLAND SUPPRESSES NAMES OF VESSELS IN NAVY LIST London. Eng-. May 10. The first of ficial navy list ever Issued without the names of the ships has, just appeared. It-wsis-evWently considered necessary to conmal from tbe Germans any data which might reveal the full strength of the British navy. The list of officers and men on active service covers 88 pages of double col umns, while the Royal Naval reserve and the volunteer naval reserve occu pies"! pages more. A large number of the volunteer reservists hold temporary commissions. Among them are the fol lowing rated as lieutenant commanders: bThe duke of Manchester, the duke of Westminster, Filson Toung, novelist; D. C. Calthorp, novelist: Lord Lough borough, of Olympic games fame; L. G. Chiozza-Money. the writer on econom ics, and others. There are several sages of names of women, composing jueen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing service. ITALIAN PARLIAMENT WILL ASK FULL POWER TO ACT Paris, France, May 10. The Temps today publishes a dispatch from Rome ."WS JW tne council oi. nunisiers ",7,, ,n rt-M.r.T. meat for foil t wers in dealing will meat for full i wers in dealing with the lareign and military policies of the country. AJIURJC.INS IX DANGER AS TURCO-KURDS ATTACK TiHic, Trans-Caucasus, Ma'"- 10. Thirty American missionaries are in KiaVv danger in the nilavet of Van, wharf fore two weeks the Armenians assault by Kaurds and Turks who have have Veen defending the town against fired IT.009 shells upon the defenders. Th ImMifln defence snnMr. in a ' weakening. F. S. Pearson Died, "The El Paso SIX RESOLUTIONS SUE GIRTS ILIISITIA FIR TRUSTS N N Dallas Senator Urges Sever ing Of Diplomatic Rela- ' lions With Germany. ADOPT RESOLUTION TO UPHOLD WILSON New Educational Bill Intro- troduced; Capitol Repair Bill Passes Senate. AUSTIN, Tex.. May 10. Ste resolu tions were Introduced today in the Texas legislature, fhre In the senate and one in the bouse, touching on the sinking of the Lusltania. The resolution In the house went over until tomorrow, while the five in the senate were referred to a special committee of five senators to make a report. Probably the most drastic of these resolutions is a concurrent resolution by senator McNealus, of Dallas, which characterizes the sinking of the Lusl tania, by a vessel of the German navy as "unparalleled in modern times in the 'wantonness, tne crueltv and the dis- j regard of all civilized human prompt ings. It also provides for tbe sever ance of all diplomatic relations with BermanT. Wonld Sever Relations. Continuing, the resolution says: "That while expressing entire confi dence in the canaclty and patriotism of president Wilson and the national administration, we feel that In order to properly encourage president Wil son and the national administration In this great emergency ox international relationship, it is the opinion of the legislature -of Texas that It is now the duty of the United States government at once to sever all diplomatic rela tions with the German government, and to, employ such other measures as the situation in its juagmem may jus tify, in maintaining the dignity and tinnoe of- thin renubHc" The other four resolutions were in troduced by senators jacuresor, raBc Suiter and Westbrook. and were all more or less pacific in their terms, pledging president Wilson "Our loyal aqd undivided support in his efforts to uphold the dignity and honor of this great republic." Resolution Adopted Is Milder. The committee of five senators re ported the adoption of a simple resolu tion, the text of which follows: "Where as, the destruction of the Lusitanla and the awful loss of life incident thereto, including many of our own citizens, has skiwicMl the world and brought the United States face to face with the I greatest crime of the! present European war. therefore be It -Resolved, that the senate of Texas reposes the utmost confidence in the wisdom, patriotism and firmness of the president of the United States in the present critical situation, and pledges its support to him in any course he sees fit to take Jn this emergency to uphold the dignity and honor of the United This resolution was unanimously adopted by the senate, and the secre tary of the senate was directed to send a copy to the president of the United States. tn Educational Rill. In the senate today, senator Cowell introduced the new or substitute edu cational appropriation bill, which car ries $6,i8,HS for the educational in stitutions for the next two fiscal years. This is an increase of $L509,06 over the original" educational bill introduced. New Normal Bill. Senator Suiter introduced a bill for the establishment of the three state normals. This is the same measure as passed at the last regular session, with the exception of a provision relative to the locating board. This new bill provides that the gover nor, lieutenant governor and attorney general shall constitute the board, thus eliminating tbe two citizens which the supreme court was supposed to select, and declined to name. Capitol Repair 111II Paaaea. The Clark bilL making an appro priation of fll5,0M for the repair of the capltol, came up as pending busi ness, and was passed finally. Senator Page then obtained the final passage of his bill appropriating 10,000 to pur chase tbe site of the first capital of Texas, at old Washington, in Washing ton county. Consideration of the governor's bill making ? 1,000,000 appropriation for the country schools, occupied the atten tion of the house during the entire morning session. Xew formal BUT Planned. In accordance with the suggestion of the governor, a bill is to be introduced in the house amending the act of the last legislature Drovidine- for the es tablishment of three new state normals. The amendment will provide that the governor shall name the two citizens on tbe board, which the supreme court de clined to do. The locating board will then consist of the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and two citi zens to be named by the governor. There are some of the members of the legislature, however, who favor having the board of regents of the four white j state normals constitute the locating committee. Poor Man Is at Disadvan tage in Litigation With Corporations. Washington, D. C May 10. Labor and the law was the topic today be fore the federal industrial relations commission with chief justice Walter Clark of the North Carolina supreme court as the first witness. Courts, justice Clark thought, were inclined to favor corporations in liti gation with a poor man, because judges and lawyers have not kept pace with progressive legislation and the trend of public opinion. Justice Clark contended "economic interest of lawyers in extending the delays of the law" was one of the principal causes of delay of justice, which often becomes a denial of jus tice. Referring to court decisions against labar boycotts. Mr. Weinstoek asked If justice Clark did not believe labor boy cotts should also be held illegaL "No. sir." said the justice, "the la borer and the capitalists are tot on a parity. The laborer, with his wife and children to support, is not 'in the same economic position as Rockefeller and Carnegie." JAPAN CANCELS Virtniyiunoioi! Tokio Japan Ma 10 The Japanese government has announced the caneel attosi ef its mi Itsry moreaVente- with respect to China. China has announced the acceptance of the'demands of Japan as contained in the Japanese ultima tum issued last week. Negotiations will continue between Pekin and To kio relative to points still remain ing in debate, including that section of the original demands known as group VJ Station Agent, Paid $25,000 a Year, Dies Morgan City, La., Hay ltL Randolph Natili. a widely known railroad man, and whose connection with the South ern Pacific was unique, died here to day at the age ef 71 years. His official connection with the line was station agent at this small town, his homel but be never denied reports that his salary was $25,000 a year. Many years ago he attracted the at tention of Collis P. Huntington, who on various occasions sent him to Wash ington, but he never gave up his posi tion of station agent. CANNOT DO BUSINESS UNTIL ALL STOCK IS FULLY PAID UP Austin, Tex, May 10. It was held toaay by the attorney general's depart ment In an opinion to the commissioner of insurance and banking that a for eign insurance company, chartered to engage in miscellaneous lines of in surance, must have all of its authorized capital stock fully paid up before it can be granted a permit to transact business In Texas; aso that casualty. sureti, fidelity- and guaranty com panies cannot issue a policy in excess of 10 percent of their capital without reinsuring the excess; further that the directors of a mutual fire Insurance company cannot amend the bylaws after once adopted, but that such amendments must be made by the stockholders. NEW RULING ON CEMENT RATES IN CAR LOTS FROM EL PASO Austin. Tex., May 10. The railroad commission has issued an order or rul ing applying to rates on cement in car loads. This order provides that rates on this commodity between El Paso and common point territory shall not be higher than from points on the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient railway to points between San Angelo and Alpine, but between the latter points thediffer ential rates are to be added to destina tion. This ruling makes clear a for mer ruling on this subject by the rail road commission. VANDERBILTS ESTATE MAY TOTAL $100,000,000 New York. May 10. With Alfred G. Vanderbilt virtually given up for lost, as a Lusitanla victim, there was some speculation today as to the probable disposal of his vast estate, estimated at between 275.000,000 and 2100,000,000. SUPRESIB COURT "rHOLDS CALIFORNIA BANK LAW Washington, l. C, May 10. The su preme court affirmed today toe de cision of the California supreme court upholding the constitutionality of the California bank law. under which the state superintendent of banks may take possession or unsound banks without prior court proceedings. O -o- REPORTED ASSASSINATION OK PRESIDENT IS DENIED. Washington. B. C, May 10. It was persistently rumored to day that president Wilson bad been assassinated. This report was denied by the Associated Press as unfounded. TEXfiSGFFIGERSKlLLCATTLE RUSTLERS II TIE 'IE BEND" T I ARIZONA ROAD ' H. J. Simmons SfocMiolder in New Line From fi-ila. "RpTld Tn AlO "-- - j-- Phoenix. Ariz, May 10. Articles of incorporation for the Tucson Cor nelia Railroad company were filed to day with the corporation commission. The capital stock is $3,(00.004. all sub scribed In equal parts by nine incor porators. Among the incorporators are: H. J. Simmons of El Paso, Walter Douglas of Bisbee. and Michigan and New York capitalists. The line is to be 175 mile long, from Tucson to Oila Bend, by way of AJ. The fact that all the stock is sub scribed, leads to the belief here that construction is to commence at oi.ee. Tbe road will be built only from Gila ; Bend to Ajo and not from Tucson to Ajo, according to W. M. Johnson, chief j clerk to the general manager of the El Paso and Southwestern system. "It ', was originally planned to build tbe road j from Tucson, but the plan was changed I and the 35 miles of line was decided f upon from Gila Bend 10 Ajo. The sur- I ey has been made. I understand, and vr,u-lr ,!! v.Mt,ttlu .ar h, vail ... I the construction of a standard gage railroad. The road is being built by the C & A. Htuta com puny and wm not connect with the Southwestern." RUSSIANS DEFEAT GERMANS AT MITAU London. Eng. May io Tbe Exchange Telegraph company publishes a dis patch from its Copenhagen correspond ent declaring that the Germans have met a severe check to tbe westward of Mitau. capital of the Russian province of Cburland. Numerous forces of Russians in strong positions compelled them to retreat. The French war office at Paris this afternoon gave out a statement on the progress of hostilities, which says: ."Three new German attacks to the north of Lombaertxyde were repulsed yesterday. "IY the east of St Georges our ma stoe fusileers took possession of tbe anion farm, very strongly fortified by the Germans, and also of a position farther east. They made about 30 prisoners. "Dunkirk was again bombarded this morning at about 0 oclock. two shells being thrown. "In the region north of-Arras we have maintained the important gains re ported In the communications of yes terday evening." BRITISH POSTAL CLERKS ASK INCREASED PAY; ARE REFUSED London, Eng., May If. The British postmaster general has definitely re fused to grant the request of the pos tal employes for a war bonus of a dollar a week to meet the increased cost of living caused bv the war. Tb himn. asked for was to be paid only to work ers receiving less than 120 a week. The postmaster geceral stated that the rise in the cost of living is not by itself a sufficient reason at the present time, for Increasing- wages. He regards this rise as a burden which must be shared in common by all classes in the country. Moreover, he explains, com pliance with this request from the post office workers would necessitate cor responding grants to all goveisment employes of a similar status and would therefore impose a very heavy burden on the treasury. The postal employes are arranging for protest meetings with the object of urging the cabinet to reconsider, its de cision. GERMAN VICTOrTcOMPLETE; nuaaiAn fKiSUNERS 100,000 Press headquarters of the Austrian Army, est Galicia. May 10. The first stage of the battle of west Galicia has been virtually concluded. The vic torious troops under the lead of the uciuutu senerai. August von Macken-?n- K ... successfully breaking through all three fortified lines of the Russian front, are assembling and re forming for a new offensive. Seventy thousand prisoners -already hare been brought In. The number of prisoners in this part of the battle in Galicia will k. in. creased, it is estimated here, by 20,006. Between CO and 70 guns have been cap tured, but, as was the case in the bat tle of the Mazurlan lakes in February, it is believed it is only a small part of the guns left behind in concealed places. NBITRALIST FINDS NO WELCOME IN ROME Pans. France. May 10 A hostile demonstration, showing Rome's inclina tion toward war, was accorded Suncay to former premier Giolitti on his arrival in Rome, according to a Uavas agency dispatch. The demonstration was due to a ru mor that there would be a last moment maneuver by the neutralist section of parliament of which Giolitti is a mem ber, to require tbe ministry to consult the parliamentary authorities, includ ing Giolitti before it announced Its final decision with regard to Italy Southwest y LPINE. Tex, May 10. In a fight i with Mexican smugglers, which occurred Saturday about SO miles below Boquillas, this county, a party of state rangers. United States river guards and inspector Hawkins, of the two of the Mexicans and probably wounded others. j For some time cattle thieves and jefooTra'm 23. &&lE?Mv!hllE&&JS& "' raid, which culminated in the des- . peraie iiznt 01 saiuroay nigni. One of the Mexicans, a lieutenant colonel in Carranza's army, was killed by ranger Will Ford Bates and river guards Dowe and Wadsworth. The other Mexican, whose identity has not been established, was killed in a des perate duel with Inspector Red Haw kins of the Texas Cattle Raisers' asso ciation. More than 0 head of stolen cattle have been recovered and several well known citisens of the "Big Bend" eoam-, try are under arrest. All of the officers connected with the fight escaped injury. L FRAI IS AGAIN ORDfflRANGED Atlanta, Ga, May 10 Leo M. Fran" today was resentenced to be hanued en Tuesday, June V, frtr thn nwrr of Mary Fnaa-an. When judge Hill waved Frank If he bad anything to. say, the prisoner stood erect and, without referring to his written statement, declaimed it with emphasis. Mrs. Frank, who sat at a table with her husband's attorney, bowed her head upon her arms on the table and sobbed. REFERENDUM TO BE INVOKED" AGAINST JURY COSTS BEL Phoenix. Arix., Mar 10. Petitions in- voking the referendum against senate bill No. 2 have been placed in circula tion by the Arizona State Federation of Labor. This law, passed by the second legislature at its regular session, re quires that in all eases the toeing party to a civil suit nay the jury costs. As these costs are nevar less than $2 a day for each juror. laboring men claim that such a statute would work a great hardship upon poor litigants and often would prevent persons with legitimate claims going into court to collect what is justly due them. None of the petitions have been filed with the secretary of state, but labor leaders claim that nearly enough sig natures have been secured. GERMANS ARE WARNED TO KEEP AWAY FROM EXCHANGE London. Eng., May 10. Between 2M and 300 British members of the stock exchange have mobilised to prevent, forcibly if necessary, the entry of any Germans who might be brave enough to attempt to make, their way into the house In disregard of the warning I issued by the stock exchange commit- I iw an vising mem to remain away. Excitement ran high around the ex change and a huge crowd collected in the vicinity in the expectation of dis orders. Only a handful of naturalized Germans appeared in the neighborhood, however, and thev did not attemnt to enter the exchange. They were hustled away through Throgmorton street and warned not to return. DIGGS AND CAMINETTI AnE DENIED RETRIAL San Francisco. . Calif, May 10. Maury I. Biggs and F. Drew Caminetti whose convictions under the Mann white slave act recently were affirmed, was denied a rehearing here today by the United States circuit court of ap peals. Caminetti, son of Anthony Caminetti. commissioner general of Immigration, was sentenced to IS months of im prisonment and a fine of 21500 and Biggs to two years imprisonment and 22000 fine for the transportation of Marsha Warrington and Lola Norris of Sacramento to Reno. Nev in January, 1912. BARNBS-llOOSEVBLT TRIVL DRAGS ON Syracuse. N. Y.. May 10, The trial of Wm. Barnes's suit for libel against Theodore Roosevelt reached Its fourth week here today with counsel for the former president gathering in the ends of the testimony concerning the print lug situation in Albany. The mass of testimony concerning public printing and public money was spread upon the records. It was plain that court and counsel were endeavoring to expedite matters so that the defence might quickly rest its case. Ohio Man Needs the Herald Editor El Paso Herald: Enclosed please find my cheek for another year's subscript km o The Herald. Assuring you that "I need The Herald is my business.'' I am. Yours very truly, F. A. Matbew. Lost a Loyal Frier President Wilson Deliberates In Solitude Course Of Action For U. S. GERMANREGRETS NOT SUFFICIENT Severance of Diplomatic Re lations May End U. S. Relief Wprk. GENEVA, SWITZEL.VND, May 18- A news dispatch received here from Basel. Switzerland, says American citizens, mostly business men, are arriving there from Germany, where they will await developments In the rela tions between the United States and Germany. WASHINGTON. D. C. May 10 The United States may formal ly sever diplomatic relations wna urniBJi7 as a I iwiiii 01 UH ue- struction of the Cunard liner LueitanU, involving the loss of many American iiiT- WJwtiser tula would be followed 1!"" with' Germany 'mroadd depend I g1 the attitude with hich Germany received the announcement. it is saio. That president Wilson, who for threa days has kept himself locked in his study is -considering the advisability of this step, is well known. He is study ing the laws relating to such ca3es as the destruction of the Lusitania. and is EJSL1,- SSH??lF. .-"S advisers. Tne regrets expressed in a Cn -T5 1 ianns tiuloi- tu !& fa , Fmperial iMnbassador. connt Bernatorff are not considered bv the government in the light of a complete apology or reparation for the losses suffered. A severance of diplomatic relations with Germany, it is pointed oat, would have a serious effect on, the humani tarian work the Americans have been conducting. The Americans in Belgium might not be permitted to remain These are considerations wnich is known the president is turning over in his mind. Bernstorff fatxnresses nefrrefs. Count Bernstorff. the German ambas sador, called on secretary Bryan todav and expressed "deep regret that the events of the war had led to the loss of so many American lives." After a half hour's conference be tween the ambassador and secretar Bryan, the following statement was, by mutual agreement, given out by the secretary: "The German ambassador called at the stater ejepartment and expressed his regrefcthat the eents of the war had led taMhe loss of so many lives." AR Comment Withheld. While neither the ambassador nor secretary Bryan's statement mentioned the Lusitania disaster bv name, it was known that the two officials taked of it specifically It was tile ambassa dor's first visit to the department since the disaster. The secretary received him immediately and greeted him cor dially. I When ambassador Bernstorff came from secretary Bryan's office he par ried aB questions by saying he cou'd not talk, being under promise to secre tary Bryan that anv thing to be said should be said by the secretary. His only real announcement was that he had made no appointment with presi dent Wilson. Reasret Covers Many Cases. Both secretary Bryan and count Bernstorff refused to comment upon the state department's announcement, but It was interpreted as meaning that the ambassador had, for his govern ment, expressed deep regret not only for the loss of life on the Lusltania, but for the Americans lost in the torpedo ing of the American steamer Gulflight and for the Americans lost on the Falada. May Sever Relations. Speculation as to what the United States would do as a protest against the torpedoing of the Lusltania with the loss of more thaa 100 America i lives developed among officials and diplomatists today the opinion that president Wilaon would express in the policy he pursues a denunciation of the act as inexcusable under the laws of nations and humanity. The extent of his action, whether it would go beyond an emphatically phrased note to an actual severance of diplomatic relations with Germany still was undetermined. Late today the (Oeniinaed en Pace 2. CoL 4). BawjTus, Ohio, May 5th, 1I5.