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ESTABLISHED 1832. imih AM) cooler tonight-, Wednesday
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Cost of Repaving South Orange
•Ave. Remains Bone of
Proposal to Accept $2,644.46
Annually for Jackson St.
Bridge Favored.
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Trouble still hangs over the "peace”
pact between the Public Service Cor
poration and the Board of freehold
ers An effort tc reach an agreement
was made at a special meeting of
the road's committee of the board
yesterday afternoon, hut again the
South Orange avenue paving “bone
of contention'.' rose as a barrier, and
after a lengthy verbal struggle the
meeting was adjourned to next
Thursday at 2 o'clock, an hour before
the regular board meeting. At this
adjourned meeting it is hoped to
come to some agreement, so 'that a
recommendation can bj> made to the
board. The road committee favored
the Springfield avenue and Central
avenue propositions, while the joint
bridge committee reported that It
would accept $2,644.46 annually for
the franchise over Jackson street
The trouble started almost with the
convening of the committee. Free
holder Amos Harrison, who has been
away on a ti'lp. sought to inform
himself as to the situation, and aslted
to know the cost of paving South
Orange avenue between the tracks
with granite. He was informed by
County Engineer Reimer that It
would total about $40,000, Director
Waller E. Evans then moved that a
counter proposition be made the Pub
lic Service by the freeholders. He
asserted that the latter had informed
the board what it was willing to do,
and it was now up to the road com
mittee to make the company a prop
Freeholder Richard I-’. . Mattia,
chairman of the Essex-Hudson joint
bridge committee, asked the privilege
of the floor and stated that, al
though not a member of the road
committee, he thought that they
would lilts to know what stand Ills
committee had taken in tDo matter.
He explained how the joint bridge
committee earlier in tbe day had de
cided to accept the terms of the Pub
lic Service to pay $2,644.46 annually
for permission to operate a trolley
line over the .Jackson street bridge,
which is the same as they are paying
for the Clay street bridge.
Question Bridge Action.
Freeholder William Cardwell, chair
man of the roads committee, then
linked If the action of the Joint bridge
committee was not in direct opposi
tion to the motion as made by Direc
tor Evans. The director then stated
that he did not believe that the road
proposition was affected by I lie bridge
,,ffer and if It was he could not see
what interest the Hudson county
members of the joint bridge commit
tee could have in the road problems
nf Essex county and why they should
l,e an obstacle in the w’ay of this
county getting Its rights in the road
Director Evans then moved that
the stand of the road committee he
that the Publi* Service agree to do
the same on fouth Orange avenue
hs it has agreed to do on Spring
field avenue, which is to move the
tracks to the entre of the street and
nave with granite block between the
most northerly and southerly tracks.
The offer of the railway company
on South Orange avenue is to move
the tracks to the middle of the road
nnd then, as required by the fran
chise. pave between the tracks and
for a distance on the sides nearest
the road with macadam and to lay
three courses of granite block on the
outer side nf the rails, which work,
it Is estimated, would cost the Pub
lic Service $49,806. It has been sug
gested by the railway company that
granite block be used for the paving
and that the county defray the dif
ference in cost between the $9,8«6 and
the total cost of the work
Director Evans declared he be
lieved that before the freeholders
spent any money for this work a
proposition should be put before the
Public Service.
Company Will Stand Tat.
John 1,. O'Toole, publicity director
for the company, stated that lie was
pnslti' e the company would not make
any changes in its offer, as it had be
lieved It had come more than half
way in its proposition to the board.
He declared that the Public Service
did not want the changes In South
Orange or Springfield avenues, but
that they were willing to change their
tranks in co-operation with the
hoaj-d’s l>)an of improvements He
stated th t the work on these two
avenues would cost the company
about $105,000, The company engineers
had reported that the rails on both
streets were good for another three
years and these changes would cost
the Public Service just $5,000 a year,
or the Interest on the $105,000 at the
rate of 5 per cent. For three years
the company would be giving $15,000
as a contribution to the county for
the improvements.
Director Evans stated that It was
his belief that for many years the
Public Service has been falling to live
up to Its franchise, which, he con
tended, called for the paving and
maintenance of five feet on Snupt Or
ange avenue. He said that ttfe com
pany had only cared for that part
of the road between the rails and one
foot extra. Tins, he said, would more
than make up for the $15,000 the com
pany wquld have to pay out. in Inter
est on the money. He also stated he
believed the company was compelled
to shift the tracks according to a
contract entered into between New
ark Street Railway Company and the
Essex County Public Road Board in
the latter part of 1802.
Mr. O'Toole said that he believed
the company had made a very equit
able proposition, and that according
to their engineers there was a dif
ference in the width of the paving
strip with that of the freeholders'
engineering department. He further
slated, according to the Public Ser
vice engineers, the cost of paving be
tween the rails on South Orange avc
<Con*t»ned on »*»*» *. Column *.)
Hotel Caroline—Patrons
Friction Over Handling of New
Sustain Miss Stone.
Note Asked Her to Resign on
June 21, but She Leaves
" •
Miss Rosetta Stone, superintendent
of the recently established Hotel?
Caroline, ai -2S Mulberry street, a
home for working girls, who has
been in charge of the hotel since
its formal opening last month, was
asked yesterday for her resignation,
according to reports now in circula
The request, it is said, came from
members of the executive board
which governs tlie hotel. The claim
was made that Miss Stone's conduct
of the place was “untrasiness-like"
and her nttltude toward the girls too
One part of the complaint alleged
that Miss Stone was too patronizing
in her methods in dealing with the
hotel patrons. This fact has been
met with denial.
Petition Signed by Girts.
That the young women guests of
the house were unconscious of any '
such "patronizing” attitude on the
part of Miss Stone, and were more ;
than satisfied with her administra- ;
tion of the hotel, was proved today, i
A petition signed by every girl room
ing there was placed In the hands
of tlie executive hoard.
The petition voiced the emphatic
protest of the girls against Miss
Stone’s removal, ft also refuted the
charge hy the managing board that ;
they liad resented her friendly Inter- !
est in tlie hotel patrons as ton per- ]
sonal. It also staled that although j
the girls acquaintance with her had !
been comparatively short, through
their daily intercouse with her and
her interest and sympathy with their
own problems, they had come t« re
gard her as an Intimate friend.
Miss Stone was at I he Hotel Caro
line today. She said.
"1 am leaving this afternoon. I
would like to say that I am very
sorry to end my connections with the
Hotel Caroline and that I have noth
ing hut the best words to speak for
the hotel, the young ladies and the
Miss Stone said that the executive
committee in a formal communica
tion to her yesterday afternoon asked
her to resign on June II. To this re
quest Miss Stone sent an answer that
she would leave the institution at
The hotel was formally opened on
May 10. Mayor Raymond and oilier
city officials were present. Many so
ciety women also attended.
1.1st of VlanSKers.
Miss Alice C. Kirkpatrick, presi
dent of the Women's Housing Asso- .
ciation, is head of the managing j
board of the Hotel Caroline. Other I
members of the hoard are: Vice
president. Mrs. Robert F. Ballantine;
secretary-treasurer, Miss Paula laid
dey; MVs. Benjamin Atha, Mrs.
George Barker. Mrs. Charles Rradley,
iMrs. Peter Campbell, Mrs. Beatrice
Henry, Mrs. Felix Fuld, Felix Fuld,
Leopold Meyer, Mrs. Wallace M.
Scudder. Mrs. Henry Young, Jr., and
Mrs. Roger Young.
Two Can Easily Dispose of
Matters on a Four-Hour
Work-Day Average.
Police Judge Mancusi-Ungaro easily
carried off the blue ribbon for court
work performed during the month of
May, but even with the lead he had
over his colleagues, Judges Grice and
Wolf, he was at no time lit danger
of fracturing the eight-hour-a-day
law or incurring any of its penal
He did exceed a two-hour-a-day
average, and statisticians might lig
ure from the records that his aver
age would approximate three hours,
but only to emphasize that, in its
balancing effect. Judge Mancusi
Ungaro's hours of active court duty
brought the general average of (he
three judges to the I wo-hour-a-day I
Judge .Mancusi-Ungaro's circuit is!
the largest and most widely divided
of them all. It takes in tile Second.
Fifth and Eighth precincts in the
northwestern part of the city, the
Second precinct police station, located
in Seventh ovenue near Summer ave
nue, being the place for holding court
in this upper section, and the Third
precinct, in Van Ruran street. "Down
Neck." The judge is required to do
a sort of a globe circling stunt to get
around to business every morning in
the week, Sundays and holidays ex
Judge Grice has but a single base
of operations, the First precinct
police station, at Washington and
Court streets. Judge Wolf moves
from the Sixth to the Fourth precinct
police stations, a. short distance. At
the Fourth precinct cases from the
Seventh precinct are disposed of.
Heretofore, 'hat Is. prior to the
creation of the needless third court,
with Us J8.20n per year expense at
tachment, Judge Mancusi-Ungaro cir
culated between the Fourth and See-1
ond nreeinct police stations, an almost I
direct crosstown trip, attending to
the affairs of the Second, Fourth,
Fifth, Sixth. Seventh and Eighth pre
cints. without straining nerve or body
and finding lots of time for easy
breathing and more nr less recreation.
Judge Grice looked after the business
of the First precinct, and besides de
leted a portion of an hour daily to
Third precinct matters.
Even with Judge Mancusi-Ungaro's
schedule to fall hack upon for argu
(Cnntimied on Pore I, Colown *.)
Police |
Trial of President Odell, of De
funct Roseville Trust Com
pany, Goes On.
In an effort to prove that William
F. Odell, former president of the
Roseville Trust Company, knowingly
made' a false report to the State
banking commissioner, the Stale, at
Odell's trial today before Judge Os
borne and a jury, put Raymond K.
Smith, former secretary-treasurer of
the bank, on the witness Htand.
Odell is charged wllh a high misde
meanor-making a false report of a
bank's financial standing.
Much of the strength of the State’s
case will depend upon its ability to
bring home to the defendant knowl
edge of the falseness of the items in
the report. To build up this irn
portsut feature of the prosecution,
Smith was questioned al great length
by the prosecutor regarding (lie hap
penings prior to the filing of the re
port on June 25, 1913.
Smith said he prepared tile report
and that Harry W. Foster, second
vice-president of the bank, who was
recently convicted for misdemeanor,
wrote it out from Smith’s draft.
Smith was positive that the report
was accurately copied, because he
had compared the two before filing
them. The witness when shown the
report referred to it as a "report pur
porting to show the condition of the
Roseville Trust Company as of
June 4.”
"Did the report show the true con
dition of the trust company?" Pros
ecutor Guild asked.
"It did not,” answered Smith.
"Tn what respects was it untrue?”
the prosecutor questioned.
"The item of cash was not true,"
said the witness. “There was a dif
ference in the cash as shown by the
ledger and as shown by (lie report of
*17.019.38—that is, there was that
much more cash shown in the report
than the trust company really had.”
niffrrenre in Time Deposit*.
"There was also a difference in the
time deposits as shown by (he ledger
and by the report of a. little over
"According to the genera] ledger"
Smith went on to explain "there was
on hand on June 4, 1913, cash and
cash items amounting to $35,662.31.
That was the actual amount of cash
on hand, but the report showed
Smith's attention was called lo
some lead pencil figures on the credit
side of tile cash account. The figures
were $17,019.36 the exact amount of
the difference between the actual
cash and the cash reported.
"What Is that Item?" he was asked.
"Well, 1 Just put those figures in
to make accounts balance,” he re
plied. "There was no money or any
thing for that amount but I had to
have the account balaced and I put
In those figures to do it. Then tnoy
were added in with the actual cash
and the amount we reported was
Smith explained the reason for the
difference between (lie amount of the
time deposits as reported and as
actually existing, "On June 4 a
time deposit check for $2,000 came
in and there was only a credit ol
$274.03 in the account so that 1 had
to make nn entry for $2,000 or have
the account show a deficit of $1,725.17,"
he said.
Didn’t Tell IIow bow Cash Was.
Smith said that Odell usually
stopped at I lie hank for five or ten
minutes each morning and they dis
cussed the affairs of the institution.
In response to questions by Judge
Osborne he said he told Odell that
the cash wns getting low, hut he
(Continued mm Fmge 8, Column 8.)
No Trace Yet of Herman
Kaeser, Missing Since
Relatives of Herman Kaeser. of 4A
Richards street, the seven-year-old
boy, who has been missing since Sat
turday, have become greatly alarmed i
Herman Kaeser.
over tlieir failure to locate the lad.
The police of surrounding cities have
been notified, but so far no trace
has been found of the missing
Mrs. Charles Kaeser, mother of the
boy, is on the verge of hysteria at
her borne today. She cannot lie dis
suaded from the thought that the
lad has either been kidnapped or met
with a mishap of some kind
The boy was last seen about 2
o'clock Saturday afternoon, while he
was watching the Sunday school
children of Trinity Reformed Church
lining up at Ferry and Richards
streets, for the annual June walk.
The police believe he wandered off
after the parade, and lost his way.
The boy has an Impediment in his
speech, and it would lie difficult for
a stranger to understand him.
Plalnclothesman George Chenoweth.
of the Third precinct, who is con
ducting a search for tho boy. scoured
the Tronbound district yesterday and
today, but failed to get a trace of
the iad.
Fair Weather, With Drop
in Temperature, to Keep Up
The fair weather probably will con
tinue tonight and tomorrow, with a
drop in temperature tonight. Mod
erate northwest winds probably will
continue to prevail.
The lowest temperature last nigh*,
was 59; at noon today 74 was regis
tered at the Central High School, and
a twelve-mile wind was blowing from
the northwest.
Pope Benedict to Propose
Peace Congress Soon, Report
By the United Pres*.
ROME, June 8.—The Vatican intends
to propose a peace conference in the
near future to end the war, Pope Bon
I edict presiding, according to OiOrnale
Industrial Commission Piloted
Through Electrical Works
by Wizard.
Members Of the Honorary Commer
cial Commission of Die Republic of
China are guests today a! tlie Edison
works. West Orange. The visitors
arrived at' the plant on a special Erie
train, which brought them directly
inlo the yards. The delegation which
came to Orange consists of sixty per
sons. twenty of whom are Chinese.
Charles H. fmhoff. chairman of the
committee on reception to the visitors
appointed by Mayor Mitchel. of New
York piloted the party to West Or
ange. There are twenty Chinese ill
the party. Several American women
are also guests of the occasion. Others
In tlie party are representatives of the
New York State American Manufac
turers and Eporters' Association and
the Merchants' Association of New
Oavid Z. T, Yui, a Harvard gradu
ate, is secretary of the visiting com
mission. At the Edison plant the
party was met by Miller Reese
Hutchison, chief engineer of Ihe
plant. Mr. Hutchison escorted the
visitors to the laboratory of Mr.
Edison, where they were introduced.
Mr. Yui acted ns Interpreter.
■'1 have received a delegation of
Chinese on previous occasions,” said
Mr. Edison, "but you are attired in
dress of their nation, i see you have
adopted the clothing of the American
"We are pleased to visit you.” said
Mr. Yui, "and likewise visit the great
est republic in the world.”
"You have organized a now repub
lic." said Mr. Edison, "and you have
the opportunity of making it the big
gest in lltc World if you go about it
"Thai’s what we hope to do,” re
plied Mr. Yui.
After the interview with Mr. Edison
the delegation wan escorted to tile
storage battery room, where Mr.
Hutchison proceeded to make expla
nations regarding the features of the
work. The speaker was amazed at
the knowledge displayed by Ihe
visitors, who kept him quite busy an
swering questions.
The party will spend the afternoon
at the works.
Decoratipns appropriate fur the oc
casion were in evidence at tlie fac
tory. There were Ciiine.se national
flags, and attached to the flag of the
Chinese embassy were streamers upon
which appeared the name Edison.
Above all these Old Olory floated in
the breeze.
Mr. Yui after luncheon made an
address. He declared the world is
greatly indebted to Mr. Edison for
the services he has given. Mr. Hutch
inson also made an address. He pro
posed three cheers for the republic
of China. They were given. Former
Playground Commissioner Charles T.
fjynne, of Orange, who is assistant
secretary of the Chamber of Com
merce in New York, was another
speaker. He said his visit to tho
West Orange plant today was the
first since he was employed there as
an office boy twenty-five years ago.
While the visitors were being en
tertained at a moving picture exhi
bition on the fourth floor of the
cylinder department, the West Or
ange fire blew the signal from Box
23, which is the Edison works. Some
of thr Edison employes at the picture
show left to poiti the employes in the
other departments who are members
of the Edison fire department. It
was found that a mistake had been
made and that the alarm was for
Box 32.
There was n«» excitement at the
| picture exhibition and none of the
guests left the building.
German Submarines Sink
Three Norwegian Ves
sels in War Zone.
Only Six of Twenty-three
Aboard the Menapier
Are Saved.
Four more vessels, three of them
neutrals, y«ve been sunk by German
submarines in the waters near the
British Isles. The neutral ships were
all Norwegian. No loss of life on
them is reported. In the case of the
fourth vessel, the Belgian steamer
Menapier, only six of the twenty
three persons on board were saved.
General Cadorna. Italian chief of
stafT. said In a report from the front
Iasi night that the Italians were
making radical progress all along the
frontier, taking possession of import
ant positions. Apparently the main
body of invading forces has not yet
crossed the Isnnzo river, along the
line north of the Gulf of Trlest, but
General Cadbrna stated strong de
tachments bad entrenched themsehes
on the further side, meeting little
opposition. Forces which crossed the
river near Tolmino now menace that
point, which is of great strategic
Reports from Vienna say the Aus
trians have been successful in sev
eral minor engagements with the
Italians. Although there has been
sharp fighting at various points the
Austrians are still postponing the
decisive battle, which is expected
Turkish accounts of the recent
fighting on Gallipoli peninsula say
that, contrary to British and French
claims of success, the allies have met
with a serious reverse in their cam
paign for Constantinople. In the
fighting al Seddul Ba.hr. according in
these reports, the British were put to
rout and left the field covered with
llteir dead- The present position of
the British is described as dangerous.
The principal point of interest on
the western front now Is flcbuterne,
a. French town, thirteen miles south
west of Arras, where tlie French have
instituted a vigorous new attack. The
official statement from Paris today
says four German counter attacks nt
this pntnt. made in an effort to re
capture lost ground, were defeated
and that the French Increased their
gains to the extent of two lines of
German ti i nches over a front of 50D
IIy tlie AMAflstfd Prean.
LONDON, June 8, 12:IB p. m. -The
Norwegian vessels Trudvang and
Superb have been sunk by German
Another Norwegian steamer to he
sunk is rhe Gllttertind, of 376 tons
net. This vessel was built in 1313,
and is 186 feet long.
The sinking of the Superb occurred
(Continued on Page 8, Column 5.)

NEW YORK, Tune 8.—Another day
light holdup, this time bv automobile
bandits who robbed two men on their
I way in a buggy to deposit money in
a bank, took plaice in New York to
day. The robbers got away with a
satchel containing $8,500. The vic
tims were George A. Listardt, cashier,
and Thomas J Boyd, superintendent
of a branch office of the Borden’s
Condensed Milk Company, who were
driving through «, sparsely settled
district of the Bronx to deposit col
Cross Between Fox Trot
and Waltz at Exposition
ternational Association of Dancing
| Masters in convention has decided to
Invent something to take the place
of the so-called “Zoo” dances, de
clared taboo.
This, It was announced today, is to
he a medium between the fox trot,
ranter waltz and the one-step on the
one hand and th^old-fashioned waltz
and two-step on the other. A dem
lonstration will he given next Thurs
Turkish Wounded Dying
for Lack of Medical Care
By the (’nitf><l Pres*.
ATHENS, June 8.—Forty thousand
Turkish soldiers, wounded In the Dar
danelles fighting, and 25<i German of
ficers are in pitifu 1 need of medical
attention at Constantinople,
Dispatches received here today said
that hospital facilities in Ihe Ottoman
capital are entirely Inadequate, and
there Is a groat shortage of doctors.
Hundreds are reported lo he dying
dally for lack of proper care. An
epidemic of typhus arid smallpox has
added to the sufferings of the
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| Horse Falls Ninety Feet
from a Railroad Trestle
Sp«-IhI lo the RveniiiK Slur.
BASKING R IDG 10, June 8.-The
trains were delayed tin this branch
yesterday morning by a horse belong
ing to Joseph Kenworthy, of Milling
ton. The. animal got on tin1 track
near Millington and, becoming fright
ened at an approaching train, ran on
the Millington trestle. A derrick was
sent for and a rope was tied around
the horse’s body. In pulling the. ani
mal up the rope broke and the horse
fell ninety feet to the river below,
breaking its log. The animal had to
be shot.
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Victoria Cross for
British Airman Who
Wrecked Zeppelin
Young Canadian Who Accom
plished Feat Is Congratulated
by King George.
B.v the .iNHoriatrd Press.
LONDON, June 8, 4;20 p. m.—Regi
nald A. J. Warnefnrd, the young
Canadian sub-lieutenant in the royal
navy, who yesterday in an aeroplane
attacked and wrecked a Zeppelin
dirigible over Belgium, was today
given the Victoria cross.
Warneford’s exploit marks the drat
time a Zeppelin has been brought to
earth by a monoplane. The Canadian
aviator sighted the German airship
over Belgium, and at once mounted
to attack It. By a brilliant flight he
secured a position above it and
dropped incendiary bombs. His aim
was good and the Zeppelin crashed to
the ground and burned up. The mem
bers of her crew, twenty-eight men,
were killed.
King George has sent the follow
ing telegram to Lieutenant Warhe
"T most heartily congratulate you
upon your splendid achievement yes
terday in which you, single-handed,
destroyed an enemy Zeppelin. T
have much pleasure In conferring
upon you the Victoria, cross for this
gallant act.
(SignedI "GEORGE JR. T."
Shell Explodes
Only Fifty Yards
from Italian King
Troops Made Popular Hero of
Ruler at *the Firing
By the I'nltfil I'rm*.
MILAN. June 8.—King Victor Kman
ltel narrowly escaped death while
visiting the Italian battle front, it
was learned here today. An Austrian
shell burst within fifty yards of the
monarch, showering a largo area with
hits of metal. The king was unper
The army has made a popular hero
of the Italian ruler, according to
messages from the battle front. While
visiting his troops In the Trentino
the king lived the simple life of an
ordinary soldier and was frequently
at the firing line.
So Warden Hosp, of County
Penitentiary, Tells Local
Warden Frederick J. Hosp. nf the
Kaaex County Penitentiary at Cald
well. said last night in the course
of a talk before the Commission ori
Discharged Women Prisoners, at J33
Sixth avenue, that "Chicken” Cohen
had secured the discharge of three
women prisoners recently and boast
ed of his influence when he presented
the discharge papers. The papers
were signed by a police court judge
of Newark, he said
One of the women, who had beer.
I sentenced to a thirty or sixty-day
! term, the warden had forgotten
1 which, said upon her arrival at the
| penitentiary that she would not he
! there long, and a few' days later
j Cohen appeared with her discharge
I papers.
The warden said that short-term
j sentences are inadequate in such
cases, and recommended indetermi
I nat.e penalties.
All three police Judges said today
that they had signed discharge pa
pers for women prisoners at various
times, hut only Judge Mancusi-Un
garo admitted having signed such
papers for Cohen.
King Constantine Better;
“More Than Even Chance
to Recover,’’ Says Doctor
By (he t'nlled l*ro»s.
I ATHENS, June 8.—"King Constan
tine now has more than an even
chance for recovery; I should say he
has seven chances In ten," declared
Professor Poselberg, German special
ist, after the official bulletin on the
king’s condition had been made pub
lic today.
“The king’s condition shows slight
Improvement,” said the bulletin. "The
| pain has ceased. His temperature is
I 100.K. pulse 120 and respiration 25.”
By the Associated Press.
ROME, via Paris. June 8 (2:15 p.
m.)—The Messagero has received a
news dispatch from Athens saying
the condition of King Constantine of
| Greece suddenly has become very
WASHINGTON. June 8.—Improve
ment in the condition of King Con
I stuntine was reported at the Greek
legation here today In a bulletin is
sued at Athens dated 6 o’clock last
night. The king was reported again
able to take liquid nourishment, the
vomiting reported in yesterday
morning's bulletin having ceased, and
the king had taken 7<m grams of
liquid. The temperature is only
slightly above normal, and it has not
been necessary to redress the wound,
the dispatch says.
President Says Message
Will Probably Go to
Berlin Tonr/forrow.
Said to Have Called Firm Tone
of Reply Mockery on U. S.*
Germany' Treaty.
WASHINGTON, .June 8,-President
Wilson caused tho announcement at
1:05 this afternoon that the German
note was completie. Through Secrd'
tary Tumulty he let It be known that,
"lie hoped" that it would go forward
tomorrow. But his cabinet was not
unanimous in its approval of the doc-,
ument. And the man whose name it
will bear'. If the president's plans ap*
completed. Secretary of State Bryan,
left the cabinet meeting determined
to fight right up to the very minute
that the note is placed on the cable*
for a modification.
Bryan believes the United States is
on record for arbitration, so much so
as to make it a mockery to send to
Germany a document which he con
siders savors of an ultimatum. And al
though the majority of the cabinet
was against him today he carried his
persuasive powers from the cabinet
meeting to the University Club, where
he and his fellow members had lunch
When the cabinet, meeting broke
tip at 1:05 p. m. today, Secretary
Tumulty announced to the news
papermen the following:
"The president asked me to say
that the note was gone over and dis.
cussed and put in final shape and
it is hoped that it will go tomorrow.**
The Bryan position came as a com
plete surprise to the president. In
the notes that have preceded the on*
under discussion the secretary has
taken the position that the United
States should Invite arbitration, lie
has called attention to the fact that
Ibis counrv wss on record as unal
terably opposed to war and pledged In
every honorable means to prevent It.
Bui In every instance he has stnppsd
short of any further fight when the
: note had been approved by the ma
jority of the cabinet. And the presf*
i dent expected that he would do this
I today. In fact, prior to the cabinet
meeting ii was understood from the
president that the cahlnet would b«
unanimous, and Hint I ho note w ould
hair Hie approval of all of the mem
bers. An announcement to this of
fset was forthcoming.
Bpj'hii An Hour Lntr.
The first Intimation that anything
was wrong came when the secretary
did not show up at the executive
offices with the other member*. Hit
alisonce wss not at first commented
on because It was known that. Couni
von Remstorff. the German ambas
sador, was at the department. How
ever, it was soon ascertained that
Hie business the ambassador wal
concerning himself with had to do
with Counselor Lansing.
Then rumors that the secretary had
sent word lo the president that h«
would not stand for the note ns
framed, began to gain currency. In
quiry at the White House revea.l*4
the fact that Secretary Brvan had
sent word that he would be in his
office working on an imporLnnl papir.
,nnd would lie late. At the stale dr.
partment "Kddle" .Savoy, the secre
tary's colored messenger, refused tn
lake any cards 111 to Bryan. He said
that he did not know whether Ills
chief actually intended attending lb*
He is very busy and f cannot dis*
i turb him," was the only statement
Eddie would make.
When the cabinet met to discuss the
note Secretary Bryan was not among
| the number. He remained at his offle#
i at the state department, closeted with
! Counselor Lansing, and sent word to
! the president that be was detained by
I important work. Mr. Bryan, however,
has conferred frequently with the
president while the note has been
under construction.
Bryan Sorry Ho*a Lain.
At noon, after the cabinet meeting
; had been under way an hour, Senre
I tary Bryan arrived.
"I’m sorry I am late," he said as
be entered the executive office. ‘1
sent word to the president I would
be detained by important work."
There were some indications that
the discussion of the note might have
been delayed until Mr, Bryan's ar
President Wilson before the cabi
net meeting had explained to callers
that there had been no delay
of any kind in the preparation
of the note, that he had brought
only a rough draft of it to
ilie cabinet meeting Friday, and that
that there had been al sorts of sug
gestions since the cabinet last met.
The general character of the docu
ment, however, he said, had not been
modified, and he believed it had the
approval of the entire cabinet. No
one has held up the note, the presi
dent emphasised, work on it being as
expeditious as was consistent with
The president today gave no inkling
of its contents, believing that fore
casts might set up a misconception
abroad of the American position. The
arrival of the note from Germany
offering to pay for the attack on the
Gulflight and asking for further in
I formation concerning the dropping of
bombs in the Cushing was referred
I to by the president as not unsatis
Those two cases, however, do not
affect the main principle for which
the United States is contending- that
Americana on unarmed merchant
ships of every nationality shall be
transferred to a place of safety be
fore any prize Is destroyed.
I.earns of (jeldcnieeater’a Mission.
The president said he had learned
only through the newspapers of the
mission of Van Ghell Geldemeester.
who arrived here in the Interest
neutral mediation in the Kuropey
war. The president added, howev
he believed individual officials ro
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