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SEEKS FREEDOM OF THE SEAS 1,155 DEAD IN EASTLAND LOSS Estimated Total Dead Will Exceed 1,500. W. BOURKE COCKRAN New York Lawyer and Former Congressman Working For Becker. President Wilson Sends Strong Note to Germany. . STANDS FOB AMERICAN RIGHTS New Attack on Citizens of the United States Will Be Held "Deliberately Unfriendly" Rlghta of Americana, Says Note, Will Be Protected From Whatever Quarter Violated Es sence of the Meseage. Washington, July 24. The text of the American note on submarine war fare, presented at Berlin by Ambassa dor Gerard, has been made public. It , reveals that the Imperial government has been Informed it is the intention of the United States to regard as "de liberately unfriendly" any repetition by the commanders of German naval vessels of acts In contravention of American rights. The climax of President Wilson's warning to Germany in regard to the rights of Americans comes in the final sentence of his' note, as follows: "Friendship itself prompts the United States government to say to the im perial German government that repe tition by the commanders of German naval vessels of acts in contravention of those rights must be regarded by the government of the United States when they affect American citizens as deliberately unfriendly." President Wilson also notifies Ger many that the United States will con tend for its rights as a neutral "with out compromise and at any cost." Practices of the German naval forces, such as have been protested by this government, if persisted in, will con stitute, he says, "an unpardonable, of fense against the sovereignty of any neutral nation affected." As against these Bevere statements there is a feature of the note which ta expected to go far toward allaying the deep anti-American feeling that is likely to be aroused in Germany. The president's warning that the United States will contend for Ameri can rights on the high seas, "without compromise and at any cost," is made to apply equally to Great Britain as well as to Germany. These rights will be protected "from whatever Quarter violated," is the way Mr. Wil son puts It. There is no doubt that this will be regarded, both in Germany and in the United States, as a promise on the part of this government to deal as vigorously and insistently with Brit ish violation of neutral rights on th high seas as with Germany's acts. It often has been asserted that could the German government and people be convinced that the United States was sincerely endeavoring only to as sert its rights and not to favor the allies as against Germany, much of the resentment caused by the subma rine issue woud instantly disappear. This expression was deliberately writ ten into the note with this phase of the German attitude in mind. There is still another feature of the note in which the German government may, if it chooses to do so, find some cause for gratification. The president in two paragraphs written by his own hand, adverts to the remarks of the German note of July 8, about the mu tual interests of the two governments in "the freedom of the seas," and opens the way to Germany to prove the sincerity of her statement that Che really deslrer law to reign su preme during this war. Declaring that both governments are contending for the freedom of the seas, the note invites the practical co operation of the German government at this time, "when co-operation may accomplish most" The president not only echoes the expressed wish of Ger many that this object may be accom plished during the present war, but also asserts that it can be attained. The United States, it is declared, holds itself ready to act as the com mon friend of the belligerents' inter ests in this case. It was apparent that this reference in the president's note to the freedom of the seas left a loophole for another rote by Germany, but it was equally apparent that further discussion, even along this new line, will be impossi ble unless Germany refrains from committing any more offenses against American life on the high seas. In ether words. President Wilson has of fered Germany a means of escape from the present embarrassing situa tion, provided she holds in check her submarine operations pending the ex changes. The effect of the president's note, s viewed here, is to leave it absolute ly within the power of Germany to de termine whether or not a break shall come. The expressions in the note apparently make it impossible for the United States to submit to another submarine attack without acting. What form that action would take the president and his advisers have not determined as yet The first step probably would be a severing of diplo matic relations. New Ohio Postmasters. Washington, July 25. President Wilson appointed the following Ohio postmasters: Ashland. James E. Gates', Net ark, Frank T. Mercer; Ba tavia, Simeon 0 Weaver; Jewett, Al bert Q. Arbaugh. Farisian printing pleases. Photo bjr American I'reu Araoclatiaa. LAST PLEA FOR BECKER WINS TWO DAY RESPITE Date of His Execution Now Set For Friday. New York, July 27. The last plea of Charles Becker for a reversal of the verdict of the jury which found mm guilty of murder, has been madq, but not decided. For four hours W. Bourke Cockran, chief of Becker's counsel, urged upon Supreme Court Justice John J. Ford that new evidence of sufficient weight to merit a new trial had been uncovered, and for one hour Assistant District Attorney Tay lor argued that the new evidence, even if true should not command a new trial for Becker. Justice Ford reserved decision and today briefs Will be filed by Mr. Cock ran and District Attorney Perkins or representative, upholding their legal arguments employed. Justice Ford reserved decision and counsel for both sides submitted briefs on the legal points today. The Justice Ford called up Thomas Mott Osborne, warden of Sing Sing on the telephone, and asked that Becker's execution be postponed. v Wednesday morning at 5.45 had been fixed as the time, and the invitations had been sent out, but Warden Os borne readily agreed to postpone Beck er's death until Friday morning at the same time. The law has decreed that Becker is to die this week, but it is within the warden's power to decide at what time during the week. ENGLAND REPLYTO PROTEST Justifies Itself Regarding Its Policy In German Blockade. Washington, July 27. After a delay of nearly four months, the British gov ernment has answered the protest of the . United States against certain features of the British blockade of Germany. The note contends: That Great Britain's acts are con sistent with the principles of interna Uon law. That these principles have merely been given a new application to suit changed conditions on the seas and the geographical situation respecting Germany. That precedent for the acts under the orders, in council is found in the record of the United States govern-, ment itself during the civil war and sustained by decisions of the supreme court of the United States. - That if American citizens feel that they have been deprived of their rights in the British government's in terference with trade they have, first, the prize court in which to present their cases. 1,500 STRIKERS GO TO WORK Standard Oil Employee at Bayonne Promise to Go to Work. Bayonne, N. J., July 27. Although a big meeting of striking Standard Oil employes in the Constable Hook sec tion voted down tumultously Sheriff Klnkead's plea that they return to work, some 1,500 employes of the Standard Oil and Tidewater com panies promised him at later meetings and in front of police headquarters that they would return to work on his assurance that they would be guarded. Trouble is expected when the first shift goes on, and it is thought the more determined of the rtrikers will attack them and their guard of depu ties. Despite the prospect of the Con stable Hook plant being able to oper ate with the 1,500 who will return to work, 300 coopers at the Standard'! plant at Cain Point, Jersey City be gan what it Is predicted will be a gen eral walkout in the company's New Jersey plants and two hundred police men re on guard and searchlights sweep approaches. Subscribe for The Parisian. WILL FIX RESPONSIBILITY Punishment Promised For Those Who Were Responsible For Disaster Many Homes In Cicero Are Shroud ed In Mourning. . Chicago, July 27 While Chicago was beginning to bury its dead, and while divers continued to bring life less forms from the murky depths of the enamel excursion ship Eastland, investigations to fix the responsibility were started. Steps were taken toward punishing those responsible for the appalling loss of life by the federal, state and municipal authorities, and indications point that the inquiries will be the most sweeping of the kind over held. Figures tabulated by Coroner Hoff man show that 727 bodies have been identified and taken from the Second Regiment armory, and that there are still eleven unidentified bodies there. Bodies Identified at undertaking rooms numbersixty-nine; deaths reported to the coroner's office, ten, while the Western Electric company reported S38 missing. This shows a total of 1,155. Coroner Hoffman and other officials, after a careful census of the dead Identified, unidentified and known missing, put the total loss of life in the disaster at 1,500. Firemen and divers who have explored the lower sections of the great steel tomb insist there are still five hundred bodies still looked within the hull. Reports also came from Washington that there was a "manifest shifting of responsibility in department circles for the great lakes inspection service." So great was the storm of criticism in the national capital that a congression al investigation was talked of. Albert L. Thurman, solicitor general of the department, left Washington for Chicago. He will assist in the taking of testimony. Attorney Geueral Gregory commu nicated by long distance with District Attorney C F. Clyne and with Acting Supervising Inspector General of Steamships Dyckerson N. Hoover. The grand jury under Foreman George A. Hughes, visited the wreck of the Eastland and made a thorough inspection of the hull. The jury seemed particularly impressed with the fact that bow and stern lines, which had moored the caft to Its wharf, were still attached. "There is nothing that the grand Jury can say at this stage," said Mr. Hughes. "We are Just looking around and getting our bearings." Empty ballast tanks below and over crowded decks above was the terse summary made to explain the East land catastrophe, by local public offi cials. "We are going into the question of overcrowding and the lack of ballast," said State Attorney Hoyne. "Criminal responsibility can be placed on some body. If more passengers were taken on the boat than the papers permit, certain individuals must be respon sible. If the boat was not in shape to receive passengers other individuals are responsible for that "From the stories which hare come to this office it seems possible that both conditions prevailed." Bight more members of the crew of the Eastland were taken into custody, making fifty-two of the seventy efflcers and men now under arrest. The state's attorney is conducting his investigation In co-operation with Coroner Hoffman. The federal grand jury called by Judge Landis will con vene Thursday. Officials estimate that it will be at least ten days before the doomed raft can be righted and floated. Out on the far west side the pall of mourning that shrouds Chicago deep ens to its darkest over the community about Cicero. Not a wheel will turn in the shops or a store open its doors on Wednes day for Cicero will be burying its dead. Grief broke out afresh as each under taker's wagon drew up to the curb in front of the houses and discharged its freight of death. These vehicles of mourning were ' praetically the only conveyances to be seen in the streets of the town and with their coming came the full terrible realization of the disaster. Whenever You Need a General Tonic Take drove's The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic is equally valuable as a General Tonic because it contains the well known tonic propertiesof QUININE and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and Builds up the Whole System. M cents ..S. J. ROUTON. 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