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AYS POLITICS GOVERNS U. S. CONGRES
Seizes and Kills N
Two Hundred Tale Part In
Chase When Speeding
Cars Pursue Quarry.
Second, Receiving Prisoner,
Overpowered and Negro
LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Jnne IS. Roy
Hale j. the negro who on Saturday
shot and killed Roy Letter, a well
known young planter of LaFayette
count, -was taken bv a mob from
sheriff Boyett or Hempstead county,
and lynched toda In the woods near
The mob. nearly 280 strong, overtook
the sheriff while he was in his auto
mobile driving toward Little Rock to
place the negro in the penitentiary for
Halev was delivered to sheriff Boyett
In sheriff Jackson of LaFavette county
who captured him Monday After be
ing chased 20 miles b several automo
biles filled with citizens, Jackson
eluded his pursuers and arrived at
f.,T ,1,. fJi'Lf JpS not cle P ur department of incom
Jail there and several more cars were , , hd . .tSMararioiw , war.
i mmandeerea in UMjgianxp taction
stead cogntrjtjjLi prist I Br Boyett. ta!
rag uaiey. suh'bss rsatse ear ir
Rock but was overtaken and overpow
ered. MINE UNIONISTS ALLEGE
JUDGE IS PREJUDICED
Walsenburg, Colo. June 15. The de
fence halted the further consideration
of the 70 or more strike cases now
pending m the district court here today
bv substituting a motion for a change
of judge. The motion was presented
bv ittorney Horace N Hawkins, repre
senting the United Mine Workers.
The motion alleges that Judge Gan
b Hillyer, who presided at the trials
of Luis ZancanellL John R. Lawsos and
Robert Uhlich, in Las Animas cc-unty.
is prejudiced against the defendants
and charges, among other things, that
the defendants cannot receive a fair
trial n answer will be filed by the
attorneys for the state
DENIES REPORTS U. S. IS
NOT AIDING PEACE EFFORTS
Washington. D C Jnne 16. Reports
that the United States had declined to
become a party to efforts In various
neutral countries to make peace in J3u
rope were said by president Wilson tc
be untrue .
He declared the Washington govern
ment had done everything that could
be legitimately done to encourage any
movement that might lead to peace or
any accommodations of interests in
Europe. The president said. Col. House,
who recently investigated the peace
prospects in Europe, had not been bent
for bv him. but he expected to see tfce
colonel here very soon.
SIERRA COUfiTY PIONEER
SHOT AND KILLED FOR DEER
Santa Fe. N M., June 15 James
McCraiken accidentally shot by his
nephew at Chloride, Sierra county,
died of his injuries. His left lung had
been practically torn to pieces.
McCracken, who was 7 years old,
w as out hunting with Ms nephew and
1.5 id down under a tree to sleep
The boy seeing soemthing move un
der the tree, thought it was a deer
and fired, although deer are out of
season. McCracken was- a well known
BOY IS KILLED WHEN STRUCK
BY LEVERSTICK OF GATE
Santa Fe, N M.. June IS Six year
old Bryant Alexander was Impaled on
the leverstick of the gate of R. A.
Mupre, 10 miles northwest of Clovis.
while endeavoring to close it
He died a few hours afterwards from
Itr .UD HAIL STORM
spreads mn in nvyoming
Cheyenne, Wyo , June IE Belated
reports of a terrific rain and hail storm
which swept Niobrara county last Sat
urdej state that a railroad section
house at Noda 'was blown down and one
bo, aged five vears, was killed, and
his sister slightly injured.
V Chicago and Northwestern bridge
was washed away by the flood which
swept down an ordinary dry draw. All
streams became torrents and numerous
ranch houses were flooded. Great dam
age was done to crops by hail.
At Lusk hundreds of windows were
broken bv haiL A report that four
persons lost their lives is without foun
dation CL1IMS MISSOURI COJIPANIES
WOULD FORM ZINC TRUST
Jefferson City. Mo, June 15. Attor
ney general Barker today filed an in
formation in the state supreme court
against Z5 companies alleged to be In
u rested in the purchase of zinc ore In
the Missouri aiscnct, slating he Baa I ute poet, has received an oraer to re
reason for believing they were In an Join his regiment in which he Is a
unlawful combination to control prices. I second lieutenant
This Section, Concrete Is
WILL PROVE LUSITANIA UNARMED
Favor Compromise With the
United States So as to
Prevent a Rupture.
Berlin. Germany, June 15. An indi
cation that Germany's, political leaders
are working tor a sentiment in favor
of a peaceful solution of the difficul
ties existing between Germany and the
United States, is contained in the fact
that the Lokal Anzelger prints an arti
cle on German-American relations by
its general director. Essen Zimmer
man. Other leading periodicals are
adopting the same coarse. A few of
the more radical papers still persist In
advocating an uncompromising 'atti
tude. "President 'Wilson," says Herr Zim
merman, "desires nothing niore ana
nothing less than an understanding be
tween Germany and England concern
ing the forms of maritime warfare
whteh at the same time will ensure the
safety of American passengers. The
task Is not light, considering the de
velopments of naval war, but it can be
solved if all interests display good
A form might be given to naval
warfare, Herr Zimmerman continues,
on the basis that passengers on ships
with special marks of identification
and sailing under the government
guarantee that they are unarmed,
should receive proper consideration at
the hands of submarine commanders.
Mlsht Cnrtalll W nr Declarations. ,
The article concludes
"We wish to act and write with blood
and iron, but Just because we are fear
less and determined we may look for
possible ways by which to arrive at an
understanding with America. We need
I log ahd outgoing declarations of war.
wnicn MRWorp na wawstesL nomx,
hot ft seems to me that we can curtail
the output without incurring a reputa
tion for excessive caution."
Deplores "Jingo" Spirit.
The editor of the Tageblatt. Theodor
Wolff, also publishes an article in fa
vor of a policy aimed at the avoidance
of new conflicts and bringing in of
new adversaries. He urges a suitable
method for giving German diplomacy
adequate authority and prestige at
home to stand firm against "Jingo and
Says U. S. Doesnt Vnderstnnd.
The Kreuz Zeltung today declares
that the "mild form" of the American
note cannot conceal the earnestness of
the situation and that it reveals that
president Wilson has not the slightest
comprehension of the German stand
point nor the situation which has com
pelled Germany to act as she has done.
"From this," the newspaper says,
"arises his demand that the lives of
non-combatants must not be endan
gered. Americans who want to ilsit
England can do so without appreciable
danger on American ships that have
pledged themselves to carry no contra
band, a pledge that can be easilv veri
fied by German consular agents.
England Must Alter Course.
"If we are to give in to the demands
of the note.. Great Britain first would
have to make serious changes In its
previous practices and guarantee the
changes satisfactorily President Wil
son must busy himself about this next.
He must be able to comprehend that
we are not going to let submarine
warfare out of our hand as a weapon
so that American travelers oav cross
without danger to Kurope on British
ships, perhaps with the Intention of in
suring the freightage of ammunition
and other war materials for our ene
mies." Says Germim Too Jnliilflnt.
George Bernhard, a political writer
in an article on the American note in
the Vossishce Zeitung declares the
Germans are too jubilant over the tone
and contents of the note
"There Is no Justification for the Joy
fnlness," says Herr Bernhard, "because
Of the essential differences which ex
ist between Germany and the United
States. Not one of these differences
has-been removed by the exchange of
notes. Of course we are pleased that
the United States is willing to submit
to England all of our commissions, but
we have no new commissions.
"American told us she would take
the initiative in preventing England
from a further misuse of naval war
fare. This we greeted thankfully. If
America's representatives are unsuc
cessful she may repeat them. Whether
the German submarine warfare can be
moderated depends solely on the atti
tude of England."
ALLIED AIRMEN BOMBARD
KARLSRUHE; SEVERAL KILLED
Karlsruhe, Germany, June IE Five
hostile airmen bombarded, Karlsruhe
for 15 minutes this morning Several
persons were killed or wounded.
A number of places suffered material
damage, but the destruction wrought
has no military Importance.
Karlsruhe is on the Rhine, about 75
miles from the French frontier It has
a population of about 160,004.
"BIG JACK" MinnOE WODADED.
Otawa, Ont, June 15. John A. Mun
roe, better known as "Big Jack" Mun.
roe. former prize fighter, has been
seriously wounded in the European war,
according to Monday nlghfs list of
casualties among the Canadian con
tingent issued by the militia depart-
i ment here. Munroe enlisted as a xnem-
Der ot rnncess I'aincias regiment at
North Bay. Ont, where he had been in
tbe mining business.
POET MUST JOIN REGIMBXT.
Rome. -Italy. June 15 The Journals
d'ltalia says that Gabrlelle d'Annunzlo.
SPEAK fOH PEACE
Trie War At a Glance
T.HD Italian Invasion of the
Trentino, which heretofore
has met with little opposition.
Is now challenged by the Aus
trians. A force of 25.0W Aostrlans
left Trent Monday and Is advanc
ing against the Italains on the
Rli. a-Rovereto front.
Heavy fighting has occurred on
the Isonzo front, north of the "gulf
of Trieste. A dispatch from Inns
bruck. Austria, says the Austrian
casualties in the vicinity of Gorz
and Gradisca have amounted to
1509. with nearly as large a total
for the Italians.
Karlsruhe. Germany, has been
bombarded by the allies' aviators.
Great "War Credit Noted
The British house of commons
today voted another credit of
;i,:50.m,eM. making a total of
S4.310,66.00 already allowed for
Premier Asquith, in moving the
vote of credit, estimated the ex
penditure of the next three months
at not less than $1S,8,0. daily.
British arr Lossex 33rI7
The lasses of men in the British
navy up to May SI, were given offi
cially in London today as 1S.S47,
of whom 8:15 were killed.
Conflicting Reports From Bast
The extent of the new Austro
German offensive in Galicla is in
doubt Although Berlin and Vienna
assert the whole Russian line over
11 u 11 mile front north and east of
Przemysl was broken down, it is
said officially at Petrograd that
the Russians recaptured on Sunday
almost all the advanced trenches
north of Przemysl lost on Satnr
da Further south, in the region
of the Wiesnia river, successes for
the Teutonic forces are acknowl
An announcement from the
Turkish war office claims a vic
tory over the Russians tn the
Trans-Caucasus: The Turks, it Is
said, occupied Russians position la
the eUreeteef tmiT'near the Rtre
Battleahlp Asramemnon Not Sunk
Reports that the British battle
ship Agamemnon bad been sunk
by a German Mibmartne at the
Dardanelles were denied officially
today in London
London, Eng., June 15 Thirteen
thousand five hundred and forty-seven
officers and men of the British navy.
Including marines and members of the
naval division, have been killed, wound
ed or reported missing since the be
ginning of the war up to May IS, ac
cording to announcement made in Lon
don today Of this total S145 were
England Will Spend
$15,000,000 a Day In
Next Three Months
London. Eds. June 1C The house
of commons this afternoon voted an
other credit of SSe.m.M pounds.
(Sl.250,006,000) making, with previous
sums, a total of 86I.OOO.OOO pounds al
ready allowed for war purposes.
Premier Asquith, on moving a vote
of credit, informed the house that the
war expenditures in the next threo
months would not be less than 115 006
GERMANY ENDS REPRISALS
AGAINST ENEMY PRISONERS
Berlin, Germany, June 15 As a re
sult of the announcement by Great
Britain that the harsher treatment of
captured submarine crews had "been
discontinued, Germany has stopped its
reprisals against an equal number of
British officer prisoners. They had
been kept in solitary confinement
With this problem out of the way,
it is believed plans may be carried out
for the exchange of enemy civilians
who are incapcitated for military ser
vice. SHIP SUNK WITHOUT WARNING;
ONLY FOUR OF 11 ARE SAVED
London, Eng, June 15 The British
trawler Argyll was torpedoed and sunk
today by a German submarine. Of the
crew of 11 men. only four were saved.
These were landed at Harwich, on
the east coast
The Argyll was sent to the bottom
without warning and went down in
less than two minutes.
25,000 AUSTRIANS ADVANCE
AGAINST ITALIAN FRONT
Innsbruck, Austria, June 15.
Twenty-8ve thousand Austro-Hungar-ian
troops left Trent Monday and are
now advancing against the Italians on
the Riva-Rovereto front
HOLLAND BLOCKADES EXPORTS.
GERMANY TO UNITED STATUS
London, Ens., June 15 A blockade
of German and Austrian goods passing
through Holland for the United States
has been declared absolute after June
15, according to the Times correspond
ent at The Hague. The reason is not
given. The correspondent aays the sta
tistics for April show a Ug Increase
in the export of food products from
Holland to Germany, and a decrease In
those for England.
ITICU nCPimiBIRTISH GUNS IN AFRICA
I ! luil ULulll
Captain Of Liner Is the First
To Testify That Ship
Carried No Guns.
GAVE LITTLE AID
People Rather Hindrance
Than Help; Modern
Seaman Inefficient. j
LONDON, En&, June 16. "The Lusi-
tanla was not armed and she j
never was fitted out as a trans
port," was one of the remarks made oy
Sir Edward Carson, attorney general i
in the new cabinet in addressing the
court this morning at the opening of )
the board of trade inquiry into the loss !
oi ine uunara liner
Baron Mersey, president of the court
of inquiry, is assisted by admiral Sir
Frederick Engelfield am Lieut Com.
Hearn as naval assessors, and Capt
Davies and Capt Speeding of the mer
cantile marine. Attorney general Car
son and Frederick K. Smith represent
ed the board of trade, while the Cunard
Denies Liner Was Armed.
Sir Edward Carson said he courted
the fullest inquiry He made a com
plete denial of the contention of tho
German go eminent that the Lusltania
was an armed vessel, carrying gum
and serving as an auxiliary to the naval
forces of Great Britain.
' In Jts note to permany." the speaker
said, -the United States already has of
ficially denied this, and the evidence
I propose to call will confirm and fully
prove the remarks of the American
government that the Lusitania was
not arraej and that- she never had been
fitted out as a transport
"Deliberate Attempt at Murder."
"Without warning, a German sub
marine fired two torpedoes at the Lu
sitania and it is believed that a third
projectile also was fired. Such an act
was not only contrary to international
law, but it is contrary to the dictates
of civilization and humanity To sink
passengers in this manner was a de
liberate attempt at murder"
"The real question arising," the at
torney general said, "are only two.
first as to the Navigation of the ship,
having regard to the instructions and
information conveyed by the admir
alty; and, second, a3 to whether every
thing was done that could be done
after the ship was torpedoed."
Captain Denlea Ship Armed.
Capt Turner, of the Lusitania, ex
amined by the attorney general, said
the ship was not armed, either for of
fence or defence, and carried no masked
The captain estimated that ten sec
onds after the Lusitania was struck it
was Impossible to stand on deck. He
said the three difficulties in rescuing
passengers were the list of the ship,
her headwav, which carried her two
or three miles after being struck, and
the shortage of time.
Passengers Rather Interfered.
The captain testified he had given
orders to look out for, submarines and
to proceed at full speed if any were
sighted. He said the boats had been
swung out the morning of the day pre
ceding the torpedoing Two lookouts
were placed in the crow's nest, two at
the bows and two officers on the
bridge. When asked whether the
passengers were giving help as far as
they were able, he replied:
Old Time Sailor Better.
"Interfering. I should say"
He added, however, that the passen
gers showed a desire to assist In every
way possible. Speaking of modern
steamship hands, the captain said they
were not as efficient as the old fash
ioned sallorraen who would have been
more effective in the work of rescue.
At this juncture the public hearing
was suspended while the court took
secret evidence regarding' the Instruc
tions of the admiralty
TAKE M0SCISKA, GALICIA
Berlin. Germany, June 15. Official
announcement was made at the Ger
man army headquarters today that the
Austro-German forces operating In
Galicla had captured the town of Mos
ciska, IS miles northeast of FrzemvsL
MORGW FIRM IS BUYING
MUNITIONS FOR ENGLAND
London, Eng, June 15. In an edi
torial in the Chronicle it is announced
that the banking house of J P Margon
and company in New York is acting as
agent for Great Britain for the pur
chase of munitions in America, and that
there is a growing desire for a re
vision of this contract claiming it is
no longer necessary to employ middle
men In New York, r
AUSTRIA II S 313 TYPHUS
CASES. REPORT ASSERTS
Paris, France, June 15 Three hun
dred and 42 cases of typhus had been
reported In Austria In the week ending
June 5, according to a dispatch received
by the Times from Berna, Switzerland.
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TAHDIHG. BIS, GWH ttt ,&&
A British 1 po m er he -g put asiio'e from a nit transport to be mounted
on an armored tram for use in the invasion of wnnan boutliwest Atnca-
People Swarm Over Engines
Also in Effort to Seach
Places of Business. ,
Chicago, I1L, June 15. A burst of
real June sunshine cheered the army
of Chlcagoans who, because of the
street railway strike, went to their
occupations today In automobiles, vans,
delivery wagons and on foot
The suburban trains of the steam
railroads, upon which .a great burden
was thrust Monday, provided more ac
commodations today, but all trains
were Jammed with passengers. At the
Gross Park station of the Chicago i.
Northwestern a large crowd which had
been unable to obtain a foothold on
earlier trains, or even to buy tickets,
broke through a barbed wire fence on
to the station platform and swarmed on
to the train. Thirty Jien found seats
on the coal tender and 10 more In the
engine cabin, the running boards and
the cow catcher
Anti-Strike Breaker Ordinance.
No definite promise of peace was In
sight The anti-strike breaker ordi
nance passed by the city coancll Mon
day night was placed in the hands of
nuvor Thomoson. He has a week in
which to veto it or to make It a law
oy nis signature. .
It provides that a certain period of
training must be given motor-men and
conductors and that their Instructors
shall be men who have had three years'
experience. 1- months of which has
been In Chicago.
Train Wrecking Attempt Fall.
An attempt made by two men to
wreck one of the south side trains
failed. Standing on a fire escape, the
men tried to throw a plank In front
of the train. The plank landed on a
coach and bounded off. Detectives on
the train said they got good descrip
tions of the men.
Another train was the subject of an
"air raid." when - man standing on the
roof of a building near Eighteenth
street hurled a brick into a car con
taining 20 passengers. The missile hit
Mediation Offer Rejected.
An add bomb was thrown thta after
noon from a building at Wells and
West Kinzle streets. It smashed a
window of a north bound elevated
train but did no other damage.
The presidents of the two traction
companies, after a conference, re
jected an offer of mediation made by
the state board of arbitration on tn
ground that several "talr" offers for
this method ot settlement had bees
refused by the unions, including a
previous one by the board itself. The
unions apparentl were paying no at
tention to the offer
SILVER CITY MAN SAYS '
HALF FREE, HALF SLAVE
Santa Fe, N M-, June 15 Federal
judge William H. Pope has remanded
Thomas M Bates, of Silver City, to the
custody of the sheriff of Grant county,
quashing the writ of habeas corpus and
dismissing the petition without preju-
Bates attacked the constitutionality
of the "suspended sentence" as enforced
in New Mexico courts, declaring that it
leaves a man half free and half slave.
Bates bad been given a suspended en
tenoe of 12 to It months and several
months afterwards was brought before
the court and without further trial ent
to the penitentiary to serve the sentence.
Road Material Worth Item
; . -"''.uC!!mS5!
Judge Raynolds, H. B. Holt,
H. 0. Bursum and McDon
ald Also Mentioned.
Santa Fe. N M, June 15 With the
passing of the basket by the Democratic
reorganlzers and the levying of contri
butions, the 116 campaign may be
fairly started. It seems to be taken
for granted that Thomas B. Catron will
be candidate for reelection to the
United States senate and will have the
inside track as far as delegates to the
nominating convention is concerned.
His opponents, however, are grooming
Judge Herbert F. Raynolds for the sen
atorship. and H. O Bursum and Her
bert B Holt may also be formidable
For governor, the progressive wing
of the party favors Ralph C Ely, while
the other wing "will have to take Se
condino Romero B. C Hernandez Is
quite certain of being renominated for
McDonald and Martinez.
On the Democratic side, governor "W.
C McDonald, Felix Martinez and A. A.
Jones are most frequently mentioned
for the senatorshlp and Antonio Lucero
for governor. The prohibition question
is to cut a wide swath in the election,
as the "drys" are now as well organ
ized as the "wets," and each side will
make it a point to fight any candidate
that has pronounced fcr the opposition.
HARVEST HANDS WANTED . IN
NEW MEXICO FOR WHEAT CROP
Santa, Fe, N ML, June 15. Possibly
for the first time In the history of
New Mexico, there Is a call for bands
to harvest the wheat crop. Curry
county reports such abundant crop
that outside hel is needed te garner it
Even now threshing machines are
working dally to dispose of the wheat
crop of last year and will not finish
the Job before the new crop Is ready
Lto be cut
Wheat Is proving a more profitable
crop than either alfalfa or fruit
WORK TO BEGIN ON NEW
ARIZONA RAILROAD JULY 1
Phoenix. Ariz.. June IS A formal
order giving the Tucson. Cornelia and
Gila Bend Railroad company authority
to issue SS75.00 worth of stock and the
aame amount of bonds, will be issued
this week by the corporation commis
sion. Attorney Cleon T Knapp, of Bis.
bee, represented the company at the
hearing on the application. He stated
that actual construction would be un
der way by July 1 and that the road
would be in operation by Jan. 1
SAN MIGUEL CHERRY TREES
BEARING HEAVILY THIS YEAR
La Mesa. N M June 15 One of the
things' of beauty in the valley are the
cherry trees in H. R. Hannum s orchard
at San Miguel which are bearing heav
ily for the first time. The treets are
very healthy looking and are demon
strating that cherries do well here
RECLAMATION SERVICE TO
LMPR0VE CARLSBAD PROJECT
Santa Fe. N. M-. June IS. The recla
mation service has ordered important
Improvements on the McMillan reser
voir of the Carlsbad Irrigation project
The dike on the west side will be
extended for some distance toward
Lekewood and a new spillway provided
lll sal J
Former Secretary Of Navy
Arraigns Petty Qualities
MAY BE URGED
Defence Advocates Discuss
Means Of Preparing Na
tion For Possible War.
NEW YORK. June 15. An arraign
ment of members of U S. con
gress was delivered today by
Charles J. Bonaparte, former secretary
of the navy, in an address before the
Peace and Preparation conference
which Is seeking to find means of pre
paring the United States for possibU
He said members of congress are so
wrapaed up in the political affairs of
their ewn districts that it Is Impossible
to interest them in the larger matters
affecting the entire nation.
May Urge Special Session.
An executive aesauui of the con
fnreMeti was called far Uua evening
Wirt -fcV aWtmitfed.
The nuipewe of the conference, whica
began Monday, is "to Inquire nto ue
necessary steps which should t.- taken
for adequate defence and, if necessa ,
to urge upon the president of the I m
ed States the need ot calling a specat
session of congress.
This, the concluding day of the con
ference, was designated as navy aaj
Two former secretaries of the navv
department Charles J. Bonaparte an it
George von L. Meyer, were among tae
speakers in the morning session.
Lake& Wright, former secretary o
war. Geo. voa L. Meyer and Fredens.
R. Coudert, lawyer, of New York, were
to speak at lnnhceon.
Urges Nation Wide Enrolment.
The enrolment and military Instruc
tion of every available able bodied iii
in the United States between the ages
of IS and 40 was recommended in the
report of the militia committee. Na
tional and state laws to this effect
should be passed without delay In the
opinion of the committee, which is
headed by Cot Charles K Lyedecker
Courses in military education and
field hygiene should be embodied in the
curriculum of every college. In the
committee's opinion, and the huge en
rolment of citizens, it is urged, should
be affiliated as a reserve more closely
with the regular army than the nation
al guard Is now affiliated.
A school ror officers to tram the cit
bran soldiery is also advocated.
Stlmson Points Out Dangers.
Immediate preparation for a national
defence adequate to meet any eventu
ality was urged Monday night by Henrv
L. Stlmsoa. secretary of war in the cab
inet of president Taft in his address.
"The main danger of war today," said
the former secretary, "lies m the fact
that we have so acted in the past as to
give good reason for believing that we
do not really mean to protect our
rights. The surest way to get into a
fight Is to use strong language and
then stand with your hands in yoar
pockets. Is there a man who doubts
that president Wilson's note to Ger
many would receive more attention i
it was known that our navy was ia
readiness and that our free people. ia
the language of Washington, disci
plined and trained to arms "
Mr Stimson disclaimed intention of
saying an thing that might embarrass
the government but declared he con
sidered it his dut and the duty Lf
every American citizen to help create
an intelligent public opinion. Mr btoi
son asserted that the development ut
the right of the neutral has been the
means of "putting the brake upon.
savagery." and then continued. In na, :.
Scores Germany's Actions.
Today we are face to face with the
European war in whfch. one of the com
batants has reverted to the thorough
golnglogic of primitive warfare. Find
ing force to be the ultimate factor a.
war, she has declined to recognize any
inconvenient restrictions upon the use
of the force which interfered with her
purposes or methods of warfare The
neutral rights of Belgian terrltor lay
between her and her goal and she trod
them anoT4r foot
"Unable to barm the fortresses or
battleships; of her island enemj he
has not hesitated to bombard u-ip-o-tected.
towns and illages. or to torpeio
unarmed merchant esseis. It was li
st liable that such an attitude mast
sooner or later bring Germany into
antagonism with the rights of every
neatr&l nation dwelling in or doing
business in Europe
'From the maritime code which reg
ulated sea trade in the middle ages
until today, it has been beyond dispute
that the lives of neutral passengers.
even on the merchantmen ot one s
enemy, must be protected. This rigit
of our neutral citizena German-' has
trodden down on the plea that It has
embarrassed her methods oi warfare .
just as on a similar plea she trampled
the rights of Belg'um.
V. S. May Xse Force.
MIf the government of the United
(Coathiaed oa Tage S. CoL 4
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