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OTTAWA FREE TRADER
Established 1840 OTTAWA JOURNAL Established 1380. ADER-JOUI VOLUME 1.--.NO. ;T. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. SATl'If DAY, JAMAliV 20, 1917, PlilCE, TWO CENTS. THE WEATHER. Increasing cloudiness and colder late tonight, followed by snow Sunday in north portion. FREE INAjL UMTS OLDEST MM Y IS ABSORBED BI t LI ILLINOIS & MISSISSIPPI TEL. IS TURNED OVER TO LONG TIME LESSEE Pi MO A year: FINAL DISSOLUTION OF CONCERN ORGANIZED HERE IN EARLY DAY BY JUDGE CATON, TAKES PLACE THIS MORNING. : raigi'id against her husband, was Tlio Illinois & Mississippi Telegraph threshed (Hit in the County Court ue. Company was dissolved at a meeting f"re Judge Mayo and a conuii.saiou ot held by tho directors of tht corpora-j doctors consisting of W. II. Jamieso;. t'on at tlx National City lank ...t a.ui A. .1. Huberts. The inquisition, 11:30 o'clock this morning and tho wliith was held yesterday afternoon, assets of the compnnv turned over to n'su'.tod in a sweeping victory lor J.- the Western I'tiion Telegraph Com- pany. The meeting was attended by the full boartl ot dinrtors, including Leon fir,: B. Karcler, Hugh S. Pettis, Wal ter S. Cnderwood, W. Melt' Milne all': Claude II. Kuha. The company was also represented by counsel Henry O, Miller and Russell Whitman, of the firm of Whitman & Miller, all resi dents of Chicago. The transfer of lite properly of th" Illinois & Mississippi Telegraph Cmi pany was a formal proceeding. The company was organized in Oltiwa by the late Judge Caton and alter li.nin) miles of line had been constructed it was leased to the Western I'nien Tel egraph Company In pet in tuit y for tn annual rental of JSO.nim Th's ren tal was paid in four annual install ments and was paid regularly by the Western Cnlon up to tin- date ot the dissolution. Tho stock, however, had practical ly all hern absorbed by the Western Union Telegraph to at the present timo there is only three per cent of the old stock outstanding. This stock is either lost or held by persons whom It was Impossible to serve with notice of the meeting for the purpose of dis solving the company. Since the Illinois & Missisiopi Tel- egraph Company was leased to the Western Union all oxto.isloin and r. newals have bren mado-hy the West ern Union Company until there is hard ly a town in the central west that is not reached by this network of wires. The consideration paid for outstand ing stock at the time of dissolution was $10 per share. ANNOUNCE DATES OF COUNTY FAIR September IS to 21 are the dales for the La Salle County Fair for 1 - 1 " -Tuesday, Sept. ISth. will he known ;v. Children's Lav. Plans are now being made to have a bigger and better l-a:t .'or 1917. METAL FACTORY MAY LOCATE HERE A Metal Stamping Co. is one of the possible factories that may be induced to locate In this city. Upon informa tion furnished Secretary John () Kane by W, .1. Dwyer, it was learned that such a factory could be secured. A representative of the company, whose name Is being: withheld, was in Otta wa and looked over several sites for his factory. The plant will employ about, thirty-five men. The concern is moving from another city. MARRIAGE STOPS COURT'S ACTION This nfternocn at. ? o'clock in Jus - tire Koenig'R court, Harry Miller, who was Indicted on a serious charge, wa married to Mrs. Nettle Thomas, The marriage of the couple nolle presses th criminal proceedings and guaran-' Ices Miller Immunity from prouecu tlon. FOREMEN HOLD SAFETY MEETING Twenty-four foremen tn the employ of the National Firo Proof Construc tion Co., at the Pioneer and Twin Manager Lewis, of the Gayety The Illuffs plants, were tho guests at v nler, announce Hmt be has booked a safety first and efficiency dinner held trained seal act h his vaudeville for lust evenlne at Wuh Hop s Chop Suey ; Sunday. The act carries a Shetland house, with Superintendent G. P. Fish er as host. A fumptunuH supper was nerved, foltowlntr which talks were Riven along the standpoint of effi ciency and safetv by the employees r' the concern. It Is planned to hold these meetings monthly, at whlc:i time working conditions will be d; cussed and progressive movements planned. Tho gathering abounded with o wholeFome cooperation upon the part of employees, HO RICHEST i in s PERU WIFE FAILS IN ATTEMPT TO HAVE HER HUCtSAND SENT TO KANKAfKEE HEARING WAS FROUGhT WITH INTEREST. An ' insanity hearing trough! with Saterest in which a wife was ar- t ph iosledik, a I eru miner, against whom iniormation wan tiled by Mis. I'osledik. I'pon the witness stand the wife railed ami ranted over tho actions ot Porlodik and alt em led t; convince I ei auditors that her spouse was ot hopeless mental condition. All the' while the "defendant' sat in cour. ' calmly listening to the damaging tes timony of his helpmeet without p. murmur of protest untiu his time came to take the stand In a voice pitched "'Kh with i tnu lion the woman told of the man's pe- cullarltie.t her and md of his conduct toward their children. To "save herself" she said she was forced to adopt stringent means of protecting' herself against ' liodily harm and filed insanity proceeding.-, to have I'osledik cent away. I'osledik, when he was given a chance to tell hi.; side of the story, tn tlmated in eiled insinuations that lie had good and justifiable reasons for a -ting towards his helpmeet as he did. He mentioned names of men, tho ri no time did be directly accuse Mrs. I'osledik of any wrongdoing, IobvIiir his remarks to take effect in whatever manner they were received. When the hearing was finally com- pleted It was decided that Tosledik was san but that no and tne .missus (diould separate. I'osledik agreed to these conditions and offered to pay her $10 a month as ' alimony'' a id to keep un nil paytnentsjipon the build ing and loan stock owned by them, which amounts to $11 a month. Whil" yesterday's "insanitv test" co'-t him $21 a month, Tosledik made no out ward manifestations of regret and took his lot with good grace. PRESENTATION OF FLAG POSTPONED Th" presentation of a ug to the Ot tawa township high school by the no tary Club h is been postponed on ac count of the inability of Captain Steevi r to attend the meeting plan ned for next Monday evening. V. J. Dunlin, of tho Ottawa town ship high school hoard was advised by Captain Steever today, that owing to previous engagements, it would be impossible to attend this meeting, but that he would bo able to come at some other time within the near future. The date of the presentation has been postponed until word can he received from Captain Steever fixing the date f,f ,ni meeting. WINROW TBIMMER WILL TAKE NEW POSITION. I George Pollock, who has been en gaged for the past live months as win dow decorator for M. Stiofel At Son, ! clothier, will leave thi.i owning for ' Manitowoc, Wisconsin to accept a ; similar position with a clothing linn jn tt,(1t city. Imring the library week here. Mr. Pollock donated his time and service in drawing artistic poster : card't. i ilia excellent taste in arranging the j windows for Stiefel & Son, won him : nun h pral .e. His many friends wish him continued sure ess in his new ( field. .. TRAINED SEALS TO BE ON GAYETV'S SUNDAY BILL pony, which one or tne amis rmes. Manager Lewis statrs that the par ents should be sure to have the chil dren witness this show, at the mati nee If possible. Gene Conley end Companv In a sketch, "A Cup of Tea,'' is said to be one of the best ever offered on this circuit. "Three I vres," a comedy mu r leal act, Is also on the hill. Two oth ; rr goou neis muse up me leiiiiiiiiuer f the bill. MUSI M ;M CLEARS i 1M EUGENE MYERS TESTIFIES IN, OWN BEHALF TO AVOID GOINqI TO JAIL JUDGE STOUGH RE-I FUSES TO COMMIT HIM WHEnI STORY IS TOLD. Wugene Myers, bent with years and; hard toil, while ably represented by j j counsel, won his own argument thts j i morning against his being committed 1 ! to jail tinder contempt when he was' taken tiefore Judge Stoiigh to show j I w'.y he had not paid his wife, Minna' j Myers, alimony during the peudency of her divorce suit. j i Myers, who resides in Center Otta- wa near the Fox river, is defendant in proceeding) Instituted by Mrs. Myers, t j who alleges extreme and repeated' I cruelty in her plea. Shortly after ; the bill was filed Myers w as ordered f to pay tho complainan' $4 a week,; ; $8.95 in court costs and $25 solicitor's ! fees. j I'e explained to Judge Stough just' why he had failed to follow out the iub the; (by jeopardizing his freedom.1 He raid he worked as a driller in the Chicago Retort & Firebrick ( o. s plant and could secure work only on n:rl: days as ho was needed during the winter months, and that he would ; not average two or three days em- ployment a week during the winter ! months. lie said he was keeping bach" In his shack, for which he paid ! $.i a month-rent. His pay was $2.2'i a (lav when he worked, out of which he was able to scrape ontv the mere ne cessities of life for himself. His ar ! gument won and he was released, i Toothless and his barK bending from (roubles that piled one upon the ether during his sixty-six years of un-1 happy life. Myers was a pathetic tltf-j lire as he unravelled his story before j the Judge. Myers explained to his, lawyer just why he was without teeth.! He had had at one time a perfectly j good set of store teeth. He took them i out our day and they were lost. He! never found them again and since , thin he lias been unable to purchase j a new set. j Skeletons were rattled during tho i bearing and unusual as it may seem, . theru wasn't a man in the room but J who felt sorry that some of the tea-' tiinony was woven into the trial, j .Myers' eyes filled and his throat j ' choked as he testified, tho he was ; fighting bravely to bold his head up and be brave. ! At one t'tne Myers was a prosper ous farmer residing In Waltham township. Adversity came his way and in the Hood of troubles that were poured upon him he lost family, farm and all When he tried to recover from the blow he only met with de feat and since then has been doing the best he could as a common day labor er. He accused his wife of running away from him, and said she could have the best home he could give her if she would return to him. Mrs. My- ! ers and her eleven year old daughter are rooming with relatives. She ts forced to work out by the day to sup- i port herself and child, RUSS ASSAULT GERMAN LINES Berlin via Sayville, Jan. 2i. -Desperate efforts are being made by the Russians in Moldavia to break the lines of the Herman and Austro -Hungarian troops. The War office, in Its report today en Roumanian operations, said that nimiTous attacks were made by the Russians in the Carpathians and all were pressed home with the utmost vigor. At one point the Russians pen etrated a German position, nut were driven on' after bloody hand-to-hand fighting. Field Marshal von Mackenzen's forces fighting their way forward In n bllpard have captured the town of Manesti on the Serelh river. Four hundred additional Husso Roumanian prisoners have been captured. SEIZE ABDUCTOR OF YOUNG GIRL st. Louis, Mn., Jan. 2't,- -Lucy Mag-: ;rlo, 1.1, of No. 27 Stale street, Buffalo, N. V., and John Lnuvelle, 2d, of Depew,! X Y,, are tinder arrest hero today chaiXTd with violating the Mann act. They had been living here as man and wife two weeks, all hough l.ouvelle I'dniltted, the police s'ty, I he girl was the victim of a marriage Pcense hoax and thai he had a wile and child In Tie Pew. The girl : :;:d she mo! Li uvelle lasl May and I hut after he had courted lie;- to look lie.- to the city lull where lie procured a paper and said they 'were then married. The paper was m"ioly u nrTiiage license. She said sho lrd lived With Louvellc i t Cleve- ,anri. Marion, Manousny ami .Norwaiu,, ; oliio, coml;:i, i'eie from Norwnlk EXTRA WIFE OF BANKER IS SHOT BY BANDITS. Kanopolis, Kans., Jan. 20. Mrs. Emma Cowie and her two sons were shot down by five bank bandits who wrecked Cowie's bank, the Exchange State bank, at 2 o'clock this morning. The battle occurred when Cowie and his sons rushed to do battle with thj bandits after being attracted by the Hast which wrecked the vault. None was injured serious ly. The bandits escaped with $3,00O. CALL SWISS RESERVES FROM UNITED STATES. Washington, D. C, Jan. 20 Swiss reservists of the second, fourth and fifth army divisions in this country have been called to the colors, it was learned at the Swiss Legation here today. The mobilization is ordered for Jan. 24. Many were in the former mobilization but were given leaves and returned to this coun try. EXPECT HEAVY LOSS LONDON BLAST. IN London, Jan. 20. Heavy loss of life may have accompanied the ammunition factory explosion in a suburb of London last night, ac cording to an official announce ment by the ministry of muni tions. There was great destruc tion of property also. So great was the force of the explosion that this city was rocked as though in the grip cf an earthquake. Some thought that London was being attacked by a big fleet of Zeppe lins and that bombs were falling all over the city. Many windows arc without glass today. SEATTLE FIRE CHIEF KILLED IN HOTEL BLAZE.' Seattle, Wash., Jan. 20. Fred Gillam, assistant fire chief, is dead, eicht firemen pre seriously injured and the Grand opera house here is a total wreck follow ing a fire of unknown origin which started this morning and isi still racing. The huge structure is brick with a wooden dome, Seat tle's landmark in the theatrical world, caved irt after the fire was in progress. ELECTS OFFICERS HIGH SCHOOL CADETS ARE DI VIDED INTO TWO COMPANIES LOTHROP FOLLETT IS HON ORED A3 BATTALION LEADER. With a membership of one hundred an 1 thirty cadets, yesterday after noon the students of the Ottawa high school military class elected officers. The soldiers were divided into two companies and a separate set of ofll- cers named for each group. Lothrop r'ollet, who has been the principal Instructor of the high school cadets, was honored as battalion lead er over the two companies. The of ficers for the first company are: Loader - H. Milliard. Assist. Leader-F. Aeuff. First Platoon Leader--,!. P. Shaver. First Asst. Platoon Leader--R. Dwyer. Second Second Hitter. Platoon Loader- G. Baker. Assist Plater Loader K. Second Company. Leader - Harley Langan. Assist. Leader-L. O'Neil. First Platoon Leader - W. Sanders First Assist. Platoon Leader -C Bradish. S"cond Assist, Platoon Leader- ('. ! Kleiber. Corporals will be elected at a later meeting. As soon as the weather is permissible shooting at. tho open ranges will be held. SPARTA, ILL., MAID VICTIM OF THUG St. Loul.i, Jan, 2u.- Bruised bloedip.", Miss Fannin Moss, 21, of Sparei, III., early today staggered into! the home f Mrs. Harry 'niter here when i he is employed as a maid, and 11011 COUPS told of a brutal assault by an tin-J known urn. Miss Moss was .etcn-irtAG TIME CZAR TO OPEN Inn nfler a vis' to frl -nds. She was! BRANCH SCHOOL IN OTTAWA, neir the P.ittet home wien she vas ' seized, ..triiek en the head w ith a ' Axel Christetisen, well known the blunt ins'r inie't anil dragged Into world over as the 'Czar of Ragtime," nearby hall where ihe lay for two1 and President, of the Christensen no rs, W'r,n he regained cnscious-i Schools of Popular Music, with1 m.ss see crawled to her employer's branch schools In every large city In homo. She w a:, unable to (lescriho her; the Union, has announced he will ..... ,., , i "..... . i i-saiiaui. lOBJECTOflSBEMflND RAIDER VICTIMS ANNOUNCE CHEEJF1I SHIPS WERE ALLOWED.FREEDOM SENSATION SPRUNG COURT THIS MORNING WHEN NEW JUDGE IS ASKED FOR "LOOP" PAVING. In an affidavit charging Judge Mayo with being prejudiced against the in- j teresta of the petitioners James J. Conway this morning In the county j court asked for a change of venue j from the Ottawa Jurist to some judge j to he selected by him for the trial of tho legal questions contained in the "loop paving" ordinance. The affidavit camo as a complete surprise to Judge Mayo and repre sentatives of (he city's legal depart ment, none of whom had been given any intimation that a venue change was to be asked from Judge Mayo. As soon as they learned of the mo tion. Attorneys Taylor Strawn and R. I). Mills asked for a continuance upon the hearing to name a day cer tain for threshing out the legality of the ordinance and were allowed un til Monday morning at 10 o'clock to arrange their arguments against the motion for a new Judge to hear the issues. To avoid any more delay in rush ing the work than is necessary attor neys for the city will demand that Judge Mayo be induced to remain up- un uie utum uiiiiub uic m-anng vi i the case. They will make every ef fort to prevent dileatory tactics and will urge that all haste be used in disposing of the objections. Judge Mayo did not state this morning whether he would grant the prayer of the petition or not. He will announce his decision Monday morning, after the city has resisted the efforts of the objectors to get an other jurist to hear their complaints against the assessment roll. , i Those who alleged that they fear- j ed their interests would not be prop erly safeguarded under Judge Mayo were: Mrs. Allda Conway, John and Michael Ilelffrlch, Willard Gay, T. W. Burrows and Hugh Colwell. The hearing to set the objections for trial was to have been held yes terday afternoon at 3 o'clock, but be causo ho was busily engaged In dis posing of an Insanity case tho argu ments were not ' taken up until this morning. One of the several county judges in the vicinity of Ottawa prob ably will be called here to decide the validity of the ordinance and tho roll. Judge David Gregg, of Marshall county, may he asked to perform that duty. MRS. E. H. MOSS 100 YEARS OLD Mrs. Elizabeth Haney Moss, Grand Ridges oldest resident, today cele brated her one hundredth bidthday an niversary at the home of her son, J.1 A. Moss, with whom she resides.! Mrs. Moss and Miss Elizabeth Gleim, of this city, who observed her century anniversary last Thin ; day, are believed to bo the two oldest women in this section of the state. The celebration at the Moss noine was quiet, tho many friends called up- on the aged woman to congratulate her upon her attainment. She is rug- god and in good health, reports say. William L. Milligan, whom she knew as a little fellow, called upon her this morning nd Mrs. Moss readily recog nized l.ini and called him by name. Mrs. Moss was born in Fayette county, Pa., January 2, 1X17, an on; July 13, lx3H, was married to Joseph ' C. Moss. They came to Farm Ridge in ixtio and settled upon a farm, where they have continued to reside. To the couple, were born nine chil dren, eight, of whom were boys. The daughter died young, but six of the sons are still living. Fdienczer Moss, of Nebraska, came here to attend the celebration of his mother's one hun dredth anniversary. j ! STREATOR MAN IN PLEA FOR DIVORCE William llonnessv. of Streator, to- day tiled suit in the Circuit Couit for i divorce from his wife, Mary K. lieu j nessy, to whom he was married Febru ! sry 17, 1!m!i, and who, he says, desert i ed him in February, it'll. The couple have two children, who are with the ,i' mother In Chicago. The father, tho be is the complainant for divorce, has guaranteed to pay the wire $2-n a support of tile mown lowam halites. open a nrancu scnooi in uiuwa, IN COUNTY , i ' is NFfR JAMS0N ABSTRACT ON BUFFALO ROCK UNCOVERS INTERESTING j HISTORY OF BOOM CITY Of! 1836-1838. The town of Gibraltar, which was; laid out and platted on the top of Rut- j falo Rock by a promoter by the name j of Hen Thurston, July 1, 1S3J, has long been effaced from the memory of tho residents of this county. The record o2 the transaction camo to light again recently in the transfer of tho eighty acre Weidnecht farm to William Jamison, the land man. The abstract shows that Ben Thurs ton came Into possession of eighty acres of land located on the top of Buffalo Rock July 1, 1S33, for which he paid the government $100. Thurs- j ton conceived the notion of building i a city on the top of the rock and naia i ing It Gibraltar, after the city located ,. . , u(im ., .hirh vn iiir iuv.iv i i tin. ouiiiu iiuuiv, " " commands the entrance to the Mediterranean- Thurston, evidently had visions oi a deep water ana nan mm j out his town with a view of safety . from floods and dangers of whatever nature might beset the early f;eti:er and residents of the lowland. Thurston's dream of the city built on the Bock was not unlike that of the Frenchman, de La Salle, who at ternpted to build up a French Fnipire in the Illinois Valley with Fort St. Louis on the summit of Starved Rock as its capitol. Thurston had his town laid out.by tlio late Col. l.'aniel a'. Hitt and re corded in the recorder's office in this county. After this had been accom plished he began tho sale of lots and on August 4, 1836, seventy-five lots in tho town of Gibraltar were sold to Strayer Palmer for $.1,000. On September 7, 1837, David Letts, purchased eight lots for $12f, and about the same date another block of lots were secured by David Letts and j George W. Howe for $fi670. These, evi ! dently, were the choice lots of the ! village. Henry Phillips on July 2ft, j purchased twenty lots for $!LS. John J Harvey and John Sperry purchased j eighty-one lots for $25, in the sani i month George Forsythe and the IatH . . . . -orenzo l.eland purchased torty-elght lots for $"'!' i.-in,m,.ij , in, nit , i in seventy lots for $1 is. other pur chasers were F.. P. Woods. J. F. Stev ens, Williams Mitchell, Oran Hamlin, K. J. Knowlton, M. N. Idts, Jonan for $118. Other pui. Pope, S. F.ddens, J. D. Wixen and James Johnson The promotion of the town of Gi braltar progressed favorably during the years ISSii and ISMS, but after Thurston had disposed of most of the lots he lost interest in the project and the value of the land began to deprn- rltae very rapidly, and after a lapse of tW(.,y yPars ,i,0 properties began to u for taxes .and foreclosures w ere nunu.rollf;. KjImlly the town was 1 al(an(loIU,rl anil jt r(.Vcrted to farm ,,ro)erty an(1 nallv (.amp jlto lhc , possession of William Weidnecht, who has held it for the last twenty years. THREE SUBEAS WITH RAIDER Rio Janeiro, Jan. 2n. Tlio German raider which lias been preying on commerce in the South Atlantic, was accompanied by three submarines, says a dispatch from Pcrnnmhuco to day. These submarines, were said to be less than u feet in length and of a new tyne. The submarines were used for scout duty, it was said. They would leave the mother siiip at Intervals and later returned reporting the appearance of any It ships they may have seen. was reported iiy pel rsons landed from the Hudson Maru at. Pennitii biico, that the raider looks like ani ordinary freighter. She flies the ish Hag while passing neutrals Brit- IJU, hoists the German ensign when she!""11 iUK" "l'"lu"'"l"L ,"" " meets a British steamer. information winch I was carry- An officer t Ul, British sleam-r f? to KwUM. A quantity of sugar Minis!., which was sunk bv the raider, ' n.l coffee was removed rom our car told of an incident that happened when'" 1111,1 l,li"'(1 u"on (h,1,'','r of tn the hip was taken. A C.erm.m nttiefr went on board and demanded ships papers. I'pon beiiK told thev had been destroyed, the the ,' mans laughed and . , , exclaimed : are play'n lie helped. e game, loo, but it can't (lmv"' , i..nusin i "-pi,,, commander ot the Kaldshlp tried to learn from me the where abouts of the steamship Araquaya. but Late Sleepers. Wo lire inclined as n people to let loo much fresh nip gu to waste In the curly morning. Toledo Blade, Subscribe for FroeTrader-.louriial. i CAPTAIN TOLD THEM HE DID NOT WANT TO KILL WOMEN AND CHILDREN WERE WELL TREATED SAILORS ARRIVE AT BUENOS AIRES AND RECITE INCIDENTS OF SEIZURE REDNORSH I RE IS DYNAMITED AFTER CAPTURE. Buenos Aires, Jan. 20. The Japan ese ship Hudson Maru, which was captured by a German raider believed tc be the Moew? and turned int0 a prison vessel, is still at Pcrnambuco, according to advices received here to day. Tho Brazilian government, it was stated, had sent instructions to have her interned if she is armed. The crews of the French barks Nantes and Asnicres, who were among the 23 1 sea reiugees landed at Per nambucco by the Hudson Maru, have gone to Bajia where they will await the arrival of a steamship to take them to France. The Americans among the fugitives ar0 bping asslstf,d by tne LTnite1 SutM consu flt Pernambuc0. The original raider, which is still thought to be the Moewe at large and many guesses ar being made as to her whereabouts. According to some re pcrts she is lurking in the Culf of Mexico, according to others she lias fled to the Canary Islands. Statements made by the refugees at Pernambuco make it plain that the Germans were sparing of ammunition. The commander of the Radnorshire Viaid that only one shot was fired at his ship. After the Radnorshire was halted German sailors went on board and sank her with dynamite. The Rad norshire was sent on Jan. 7. It had been reported that the French .T-.chantshin Samara. 6,000 tons, had j been sunk by the Germans, Ht this I has been proved untrue. Tho Samara arrived at Rio Janeiro yesterday. She was overrude but had suffered no damage. The Samara is owned "by the Compagnie Sud Amerique. It is reported also that the Ortega was not sunk, as reported, but this has not been confirmed. British seamen landed at Pcrnam- nr,r mv Hint tho rommjinder of the " ' ; , u. original ncriuuu niu- wi " !..:..! r.Hi.Min uin r trim in run n , . . . "1;,"-V B"'"s l" "7 , . , because no eia not wain ui mh wwm en and children by sinking them. "I could have done much more dam age than 1 did but we Germans 8re not the barbarians that the Allies claim," the raider commander is reported to ' have said. He is further quoted as saying: "It. was easy in the South Atlantic to sink ships and at no time did we feel in any danger. We took every precaution to avoid any loss or life." ! The prisoners on the Hudson Maru ! were allowed l." minutes exercises on deck daily, but as their numbers in ' creased food supplies grew scarce. The Radnorshire commander said i that secret information he was con ' veying to Knglund was seized by the Germans His story follows: "After leaving Bahia I hugged the coast line and steamed in a northerly direction. When about 10 miles from Pernambuco the lookout sighted a strange essel. Altho It was about ; o'eiock at. night the ship could be seen plainlv. She was apparently tol- lowing up and was accompanied oy a smaller ship. Having been warned of tho presence of a German' raider I did not waste any time In scrutinizing the vessels, but immediately offered my men to don life belts. The bigger of the two ships signalled us to stop 11,1(1 wp 1,111 HO- ,w" . , . lln nlloil with German sailors A sub-lieutenant came on board and , i. t t, ...... iinnTU ; said tnat. lie inieimcu to m" ! asked about the cargo, nut seemeu to think that I was not leiiiug mm the truth for he sent a man into the i , u.. t ....(.I 111 1 VlilllV wiwi i nuei. I "The Germans seized all our papers 1 . i i..... .iUIb ..-. t in In rr M. uerman snip.- Then the crew was ordered off am dynamite bombs were ..1 1 IK., uhm Klght minutes I'liU 111 (Ml 111' r-ii i. the after the Germans left the bombs ex- o ouei alio I lie v'i ersiine nn on I"1"" " " 1 I told him that I knew nothing about her. This made him angry and he gave a sharp order for me to go below with my men. On January 12. we were transferred to tho Hudson Maru."