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VOL. LV 0. IT.WI.
POKTLANP. OICEC.OX. V HONKS I) AY, JANUARY 1?. 191G.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
COUPLE MARRIED iMfinCC DMIC WAV
ELECTRIC HAND IS
TWO ALLIES TO JOIN
IN VIGOROUS HEPLY
'IIIUUUL I MIL llttl
IN IRISH STYLE
HE PAYS BY CHECK
TO PM REUNION
VOTES IN COHS
iii.iTM n rttiM mim: or ali
iy c i t i nit iio.
OlTninsT OF AnMI.MsTltATOIC
FUNCTION'S OF HUMAN MEMBER
AT ACCl .SATION BITTKIt.
- SAID TO BE EXCEEDED.
16 Taken From Train by
Bandits and Eiecuted.
DXI ISCAFES TO TELL TLE
Victims Stnppcd of Clothing
a-d Marched in Body
i to Their Doom.
CONSULATE DELAYS NEWS
JT-Fated Party TraveHng Un
der Guarantee of Dc
? t. r . ti.. Jii. n. fmi
f wt:ir, moat ef then Aanwtni,
i rout f I nih'iahua C'i'y lo C"u.a-l-.iri.n-hu'.
Western Chihuahua, jr
er t .. f.-on a train about
! an! t'tm t'hihuah,a City.
. ir rto'.hinj anil hot by
t of tha) nn lomiht
official. Bera of the
to fr owmmrnl.
' kille Cora Oat.
i t?ia da farta purn
. .Ttnt, tia to rrpra
' af rJ to in ire;
-i -! for.onc r-
t ' .
.. William J. Wallat-a.
- , Gaor-ra W. Nbuh.
.-.r . T. M. Evan.. R. T.
' . . . i 1U. Cfcar! Wavi-
i J jr. Aandr I tall. J.
t rl4 A. Print'. W. D.
'. Cttn mon.. Maura.
i 5n Fra-vo an4
I Xrar'-, Tha olhar
. - . to t rsulntj 'cf El
r 5aia Nnutr.
' mht said tha bci;r
! i wra recieJ Iwt in
' TioraAi .VI. Ito'm,
tna an'y iurnr, la Mrs. Itolnai, ai
tMtnx liar of hut ' arrival at CTu
kuahua. Ini-jUirv anatifatetj by af-f..-u'.
ef tha Atnarwaa Sme'dns; at
r"..'in:-".f I'nrapany tiavvlupatl thai da-
Tha il! fJ party boarded tram
I Chihauhu City. ir tn.i.n f to r-
pen propartie f tha smattir.C Cora
paay at Cu-aihairuKhw:. effwial cf
linj h.i riY4 ajurrw ef pro
lev turn tf tha da facto jorment.
A'vor.in to ana aorount. fcanaiitj
forrJ tha train aarty jrtrtUy a-iJ
H-rJ lha party to tie-ea-arrul. Holm.
l-.aw-er. !.ppJ into tha tavatory anj
ram hit hi.iinf placa aritnaaJ tha
Hnrpin af cliche from tha pri
anarv. Mlrvrk HcaraV Taaa Mkata. .
Th p trty thn j m4r'tuilJ dotm
tha trat-k. e-t".4 by firinjt ju4.
A lix'm l;ppc4 from tha far and
ran tn tha dirwtioo ef Chihuahua
t'it. ha lv!rnl, ha fcmrJ ehnakj.
i;ow.i by ;;y ef nfla shot.
A prot-t aJ.!r..J to PrciJant
i!n wa. ijrMM by vrral hundri
mining mm tn hotel toh6i- hra to-Mght-
A ara rrrairnl that
Mfnruj ip0:tin hih rvnt!y
t r"pan p-opartMra fn.!a Ul'a by
tha M'Xx'an rnoiutioa rra rrturn-l-1
to tha bordr"
Although tha aJv-j giwn ut to
r sht hy tha) Mwai toru:a'.a It
f c tha kiXinf of tha Amrrtcafu
a. rrciaJ in tha coura ef tha day,
atpljnation at effcrwj f.r tha
d'y. ?-rt praviou rqut. f.r
information vara mat ith tha tat-
t that thara a ttuthmc to wt
ilia tctititirt t'amtraiaad.
Tha actimti of lnaral VUI haa
bn un iir paiirti in tha Cuarrtro dia
tr:r. hra ha rfmmAn(W a tamtory
t! rah country aJonj tha tinaa of tha
Mt i Northa:am Railway and
tothr wifh Gmaral R.lnfj ha
cut the r.i:ro.J an. thraa-ar,.. th j
pea-perry of tha Matirra Company.!
Ltd . at Madera. j -
That (eereral Arg-smetio, a Zapata !
leader, reu.4 hold Comet Pals, to, J
wi'.hm threa Bi; ef Torraon. where,
! reported. d facto fov-
rTirnt troops wer stattoeott, for
f:v d-v wrhout a fight, was taken
t in, ;!.. a P"W.ir' ci.aoriini :at :on
ttaiwortl Traila Aftrr Wrditin:
tt A ana Rrnnjr lo John llrak-y
aaj toara !:! l'cHl Htra.
ni rrM rt. rr. j. tt irut
WfTi tatloiri ef ! "at 4 counl'T-
rf lrnplnt4 a ll(pttf n4eV-
a M .. Aena k'fn. aoMT af
Mr. Mr !..-.. I KeT. plr
rn.hr. of i.utt), Wim ta
rH ef Jota ll.el'l. a promineel
ei;rv.r. at M. f'etrirtna ihorr.
Taa raiaa! U-t- T fi-a"? ail
4-ir. ta rH- ra4tei l t"t
(r- :e. 'elr I". J. or.eorfc
Vm fniieavi r a e el aicM al
IQ (nqntft bm ef Ike br!4 ear
rt, ira reUCiv M frtend frent
)lo.e. r e... a.iti-r.4. At fa
la rakfi rifcr trftoara.
1 . ai4 ft'erl. a4 ink Ktlk'sn atr
U ol a fund ef lra Jok ant)
Ai tka thiti trrl
'i linark. hoi l l lou Tr-ilr a" 4
.t Mf4y raralt fah'rtr al
ib44 K.aar aaal K"r Br
a . . aeel ma.
VISITORS HOT WELCOMED
UriMir lo rrrmil I mtry Only
r4 ihvir Mrll f-Mift. t r
;Fmaa tffiara) will rrp
I'p'ini ot ft.?, or ff Mid. for trttv
i rrvan r fty h irh Irtp r
trtal)artio'taar t4 ft'"fT 4 tfc
1916 POSTAL TRADE GAINS
la-rra af !.! 3 ladtralrtl Ihrr
ham rrrtod I j! rar.
Tk. rerttae't ttnffl. e kwainnlfia
t' nM aita a hi tnrt in esi
aa evr lkt 4fia al th'a lima en
tear ex f'eMlfnalr Mvere aaaaua-e4
lex aiM Ikal rx.ipte for I he 8r.l II
da af I" are aerl :t per rent in
ve ef lo..e fr l Brat Jl d)s ef
r ike It dT ef IM. Tr ea44
Ul alaki. re.irie ioiie4 !!.:.
a ceiipar.4 la l:i.T :: la Ik earn
art4 lt er TV U a at (ia
f ll U Jl
33 OF 40 JITNEYS FAIL
llrrar Itrtaen lo Pa (in t a-tv-M
Safrly I Aarrl.
ri af I J !. ikl a rf'1"l
I Ik rilr fer :ra. ander t ae
tmr mkjbc. anty lee o fer have
ke aMe la m ir eaf.ir le.i atvva
t Moatripel J.ti.r laepe-ler O II. All
te r- ka failed lo "' ta
Ike f jll 4a ef eafetr reUtr4 tf
y J'"r ar4nn' eri4' thai
l! aaa'-kine ttt ka la aafe roadilloa
mxkaaacattr a4 the 4rir aul aa
kla la keid l tie km properly.
MEN ARE FEWER IN BERLIN
Total I op a let to a .S3T.t. Coaa
poml With S. la Itlt.
H:Rt.V. a I d e. Jan. It Th
tI.. cea.u r.pori iko l"al Pr
tin aval eepalattoa ha derad ar
Jli.ilT iliue Ja'j. ll. due tkkcr la
trie rUii ef Ike men ta Ike arrar.
In female, koveva-r. Ika aopulauaa
l trvety ln-rea4n. Te tnlal pops
tatioa ef fwr'ia Io-it i I.IJT t. aa
ecaie.t ike b:k-el.r mark ef
1 la lll tad I a) al Ike autbrek
ef Ik aer.
HOODOO NUMBER DROPPED
(111 fM-rkra ( ojamlon ) limlnalre
IS. I rarlas llaaxlkrap.
tMt ef rea.Hlerallen fer auteratlllaat
eereea Ike jaeeiipal nn wrtif.
toar4 kaa actie-l I. eliminele Ne. ti
frern a:l aaa'aalion h'reafler. la
tanaloatlena aprl-ani are know a kjr
aamkar aa-ir and tker kaa acn tnub
eklev-nea la II.
t'iil teriica e-.rr.larr MarUaa aa4
aetterdar Ikal Ihla aarnkxr had bea a
eerievia baaduap la tnaar raer ta con
Iota at .
ROPE SAVES 4 FROM FIRE
x-aBMlt Clad Palrota of Hotel
raps lalo 3 lie low Zero.
l.lllilT rU-. Moot. Jsa. 11
Kir. (ue4 l:i damage la th Daly
Hotel and a grocery stor bar today.
f tke I pereoaa la Ike hotel. t"or.
.-iciiaias a worn, aevaped kar.li!)
i4 br : din 4w a rope fir ee
rape. Ti t n per a 1 J r at th tlm was
J aVgre.- below Sero.
IJTO GAS CAUSES DEATH
nla" Fatal lo Man la mall
4arage at III II
l llt-".; Jaa. tl The bodi of Al
ert . Ir was fuad today In a
u;l s rae al tte rear ef hie home.
I T sarai. waa Clod with saa f-inae.
tAlk wea attributed to be t rflmar 1 1 .
Uj ( fum-s tram I Re I "
ir . t 1( 'l ataliaa
a ti ; j a. ? b .. a
Convention Date Same
CHICAGO IS MEETING FLACE
Resolutions Voice Hope
DETAILS TO BE WAIVED
onllnaalkin of Tarty Orsanlta.
I Win I atornl HoorrU twnda
Trtrcram IVflarlne lrr
tamlnrM I lar.
nillMUO. Jan. It. Th Proral
eartr aitl bald It National cann
Han an June T In OiKaara. ranrar
f.titlr with Ika National ronrnlon of
tk KapqMkaii oartr. In ika hopa that
kotk trtar asrr on Ika Hint randidat
Tri artion aa 4rl4r4 an lodar ky
Ike National Commute of the freer-
ie partr. rortr-eeTn of lha
tatea aer rprernlr4 al lh mrt-
liefor adjournlnc th commute
adapted a darlaratlon ef prlnripl. in
akira lh Administration of rratdent
TAliaon aa rrltlcld for Ita failure
ta d'al adrai'iatlr National honor
ad Industrial aalfaia. and the Pro
cr..ia partr went on re-or4 aa f a
vartna a complete preparedneea ron
iatinc of militarr armament, aa well
a mehiiiaatlen of all tha country'
alaael I raa frepa rt dee aa.
A telearam aaa read from Colonel
Theodora ttoaeevelt arslrac the arret.
II r for adryl preparadna... Toil
a a applauded enlhoalaatirally.
troareela leader declared that
there nreeld ha no amalcamalloo arllh
tha flepublicaa party, even la lha went
lhat tain partie choa th aame Presi
dential -aadidale. Tha ' rroaraeeie
partr plana lo nominal a National i
tlrhrt at II convent loo In June. I
klar.r ef lha party laadera declared
thai If lh ftcpublicana would nominal
Colonel llooelt or any other man
aba I reaarded aa unobjectionable.
and would Incorporate in their plat
form Iba eallent feature of lh Pro
(re.eie principre. bold partite would
aait aa tk earn candidate In Cblcafo
aett June .
k'llea r Neaalta Are Aaal4.
A i;i)an l imn, th commit tt.man
from l"t najltania. pleaded for th
data ftnai:y choaen. aar'naT he wanld
tk taa parti to bav an opportunity
lo iocihr on a candidal. II
1 4nt think It la po.aibi that
Theodore ftooaavelt I th entr man
ha raa rua th: (ierrrnmriil. Per-
aanallr I think h raa run It belter
Irian anr other man. and Id tik to
him rua 1
I am n afraid ta aar that If lh
r.rpubliraa will da aa w want I hem
lo do we al l acre with them. A a
. H . t.a 1.
oUma I 1
Heirs Arc Attrmptlnc to Hare Scat
tie .Man Itrmovcd from Charge
of Iiate of Mr. Wlrth.
fKATTLK. Wa,h.. Jan. 1. (Sfecta1.
K. G. Wirth. mentioned a a member
of th I. A-. paid a II fin for call
Ins his securer a liar In Treaidins
Jade Mitchell Gilliam's court thi
mornins. Th heirs of Milll D. Wlrth
who died July 17 last, were trrlnc to
remove Wlrth aa administrator of the
t:.i-a'. eatate. Wlrth and Mrs. Carrie
t- Turner, a daughter, arer appointed
bjr th court shortly after the death
Prank P. Ituthcrford. attorney for
fh heirs, this mornins; toid th court
Mrs. Wlrth a death wl.h aaa that Wlrth
have nothlnz to do with h'r rstate.
"fh concealed mora than ftSCf from
him In banks and I am told that she
denounced Dim aa worthless and
member of lh I. W. W ." etd the
"Thais a He." shouted Wlrth. ad
lanrint toward th bar. JudK Gil
Mam fined him t;i. but later reduced
the fin lo II. Wlrth passionately
declared that ha would not par. but
a haw teputy c-hrriff Prank Weir ap
peared, Wlrth cooled down.
rh. I don't hare lo to to jail. be
rtcialmed. and produced a check book.
LA GRANDE RUSHES AID
Mule Heroine of IS Aoaunira Duties
of "MottM-r" In Mountain Home.
I.A GRANDK. Cr.. Jan. II. I Spe-
rlal.) La Grande this evening; rallied
o the support of the Walker family,
where th mother died suddenly yes-
erday In dtttute circumalances.
Family prlda kept th stale of af
fairs to lb horn alone. Funeral ex
penses, clothing and food were prompt-
y aubacribed when conditions were
Nellt. affd 12. who won renown by
dressing Chrlntmaa sifts from Santa
Claua lo Ilia mountain home, has as
sumed the duties of "mother.
DOCK RECORDS FLAWLESS
nmntlsadon Audit Involtlns; Thou-
sand Itckral No Krror.
Thoroush audit of lha books of th
Dock Commission by Deputy City Audl-
or Moody revealed th fact yerterday
hat durins I91S not a single error was
Biad In th handllntr of hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
"Conslderlns the amount of bualneas
transacted by lha Dock Commission
durln tha year." says sir. Moody In bis
report, "It speaks well for the efficiency
of tha men In charge to set through
without an error.
APPLE SUPPLY SHOWS GAIN
Ten Per Cent More In Storage Than
One Year Ago.
WASHINGTON. Jan. II. Th coun
try' store of applea on January 1 was
about I per cent Isrger than It was a
year SCO. A statement Issued todsy
by th Department of Asricullura said
Ihla was true, deaplt th fact that th
upply decreased 12 per cent during De
Th ftauree show that 3.101.00 bar
rels and 3.0 1 . JO boxes of apples com
prised Ihe country s apple supply the
nr.! of the year.
MORE WATCHFUL WAITING.
aV4bd -- "-
Irish Nationalists No
REDMOND ABANDONS X' -
Sir Edward Carson Pleads for
. Ireland's Inclusion.
VOTE COMES AGAIN TODAY
lhor Member Ih Opposes Con
script Ion DiMiTowed by Colleague
on Floor, bat Warns overn
meiit Against Dlat-ler.
LONDON. Jan. 11. Opposition to th
government's compulsion bill dwindled
to a mrsger handful In Parliament
today, and prediction In the lobby of
tha House of Commons was that the
Tote on the second reaaing tomorrow
would find little more then 20 or 10
In opposition, as contrssted with 10S on
the first reading.
Th Irish Nationalists today an
nounced tha abandonment of their op
position, in view of the fact that the
bill does not apply to Ireland. John
Redmond, tha veteran home rule leader.
who made this announcement, shared
the most prominent position n the
day's debate with his old enemy. ISIr
Kdward Caraon. who. In a fiery sjieech,
pleaded that Ireland ought to be .in
cluded In the bill. Sir Edward rose to
speak at soon as Mr. Redmond ceased.
Canaea Rape Natleaallala.
"I welcome the announcement which
has Juet been made." he said, refer
ring to Mr. Rcainond s witnorawsi m
the Irish Nationalist opposition, "but
regret that the honorable gentleman
should not have gone a step .farther
and led his party Into the house in
favor of the bill. It would have been
even better if the honorable gentleman
had allowed Ireland to be Included.
He and I are old opponents, but
can -assure oim rrom ina duiioiu ui
heart that nothing would be more
Ikely t bring us together on a com
mon platform than that we should find
reland. together with Kngiand, bcor-
land and Wales, absolutely unanimous
what we bolleve necessary for win
ning the war.
Plea Made Inelade Ireland.
I am profoundly disappointed with
the way lha coalition government bss
It with the matter of Ireland. Is
reland Irs concerned with the result
of the war than Great Britain? Tou
may go on making sacrifices and we
will be prepared to rejoice in and share
tha result. As an Irishman I say that
reland should be ashamed to be open
to such reproach.
Has Ireland dona belter than ureal
rti-itein In recruitlngT una nas noi
one half as wall, and it Is a great tnls-
ake to go on buttering ner up. leuing
er she bas done splendidly, when she
"I make one more appeal to Mr. Ued-
i onriudft n pace 2, t'olumn 4.
Eten Heavy Objects Can Be Grasped
Easily and Work Requiring
Dexterity Is Mastered.
BKRIJ-'vy.-s London. Jan. 11. After
-CO0 ent. Director Klingen
jeneral Kleetrie Comnanv
electro-magnellc hand, with which It is
possible to grasp even the heaviest
metsl objects and work with them
advantageously as with human hands.
Dr. Klingenberg has evolved an un
usuaNy poweriui battery, which can
be carried by the operator, making it
unnecessary for him to be near the
electric current In order to magnetize
Ihe "hand." The Invention, it is said.
can perform all the functions of the
human hand and others besides. The
current Is regulated by a switch oper
ated by hand or foot.
It Is hoped that the invention will
olve the problem of livelihood for
many crippled soldiers, enabling them
to engage even in trades requiring con
siderable dexterity, such as carpentry.
By its use. the msnipulation of knife
and fork and similar Instruments is
2 MEET AFTER 39 YEARS
Brothers Are Reunited In Oregon
City Long A f tcr Separation.
OREGON CITTi , Or., Jan. 11. (Spe
cial.) Thirty-nine years ago John and
George Reddawsy. brothers, parted In
Michigan. Today they met in tho lat
ter'a grocery store on Seventh street.
Oreson City, for the first time since
George did not recognize the pleas
ant, elderly gentleman who walked into
his store today as his brother, and It
required a few minutes to establish the
relationship. John Reddaway is a pros
perous farmer from the southern part
of North Dakota and will pass several
days here with his brother and family.
'DIRTY RAGGING' UNDER BAN
Pendleton's New Mayor Comes Out
for Reform In Dancing.
TKNDLETON. Or.. Jan. 11. (Special.)
Drj J. A. Best. Pendleton's new May
or, haa announced a dancing reform
policy. "This calisthenic dancing must
be cut out," he said, specifying "dirty
Dr. Best will advocate cutting the
age limit in the curfew law from 1 to
16 years and strict enforcement.
Above all. Dr. Best is keeping a close
watch for bootleggers and blind pigs.
M'ARTHUR GATHERS DATA
Hearing on Columbia River Projects
Is Probable Soon.
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Jan. 11. Representative McAr-
thur is gathering data, which he will
present to the river and harbor com
mittee at an early date. In support of
all Columbia River projects for which
appropriations are being asked this
Ha probably will have
IMnFY fiF TOnAV'O RICUO '
INULA UI" jUUAT i NEWS !
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature.
iacBii:n, iiiiuuiiuiu, in aezreea.
TODAY'S Probably snow, lightly warmer;
vutucauiBrtj at inai,
Firtn Americana reported murdered
Mexican bandits. Face 1.
German Invents mar net. c hand that doea
work of human member. Pare 1.
Opposition to conscription dwlndllnc In
House of Commons, Pare 2.
Women ak Congressmen
to start peace
move. Pace S.
Britain and France Join In vigorous reply
to American protest against trade policy
Representative Foss says British more guilty
than Germans. Page it.
Chairman Hay urges Wilson to .strengthen
National Guard rather ' than continental
army. Page 3.
Senator New lands warns fellow Democrats
party is in danger of defeat. Page 0.
Portland Industries show big gain. Page X
Progressive party paves way to unlrfng with
Kepubl leans on candidate for President.
Page 1. $
Negr chs-jffeur to tell of murder of physi
cian whose widow is accused., Page 2.
Strike at Youngstown. O.. declared off.
MeOredie not to mail contracts to Beavers
until February 10. Page 14.
Hunt Club members hoping for rein so they
may stage paper chase Saturday. Page 14.
Warder j estimate 2tt,00O ducks and geese
killed In season now closing. Page 14.
Fultx warns Federal ptayers about signing
n lih'organtated clubs. Page 14.
Washington State Republican Committee to
men February Jl or 12. fage o.
Heppner farm scene of Irish wedding.
L W. W. passe He In court and draws check
to pay fine. Page 1.
Columbia Highway survey link nearly com
pleted from Seaside to Wasco. Page ?.
Title to property in Alb ina confirmed in
holders. Page 6.
Portland party is entertained at North Yatc
I ma I rrl ga t ion con ve n tion. Page 6.
t oaajnerrial and Marine.
Etearfy demand from East for Northwest
ern wheat. Page 1U.
Extensive French buyiig lifts wheat prices
at Chicago. Page 1U.
Wir stacks are under pressure and entire
list Is weak. Page 19.
Longdate arrives after passage of 101 days
from Australia. Page 18.
Portland and Vicinity.
Chamber Invites movies to Oregon. Page 8.
Letter-Writing meek mass meting will be
held toinght. Page 8.
Y. W. C. A. rets J63 In first day of cam
paign. Page 18.
EI-rctfOTts thow changes In Portland National
bank directorates. Page J 8.
Tr1e expansion for Portland advocated bj .
Edward Cookingham. Pare 1
Coldest day in seven ears moderates. Page i
Wta;h.r r-iorta data and forecast. Page 13,
Neutral Trade Policy
Will Be Continued.
NO CONCESSION IS OFFERED
Present Form of Blockade to
Be Insisted On.
OWN INTERESTS PUT FIRST
United States Charged With Violat
ing Precedent Arbitration Irea
ties Will Prevent Danger-
BY JOHN CALLAN O LAL'GHLIN.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. (Special.)
Great Britain and France are about to
send an identical note to the United
States in reply to the voluminous pro
test presented by direction of President
Wilson against allied restrictions on
American trade. '
Authoritative information is to the
effect that the note was drafted in Lon
don by the Foreign Office in consulta
tion with the French Ambassador. It
is now in Paris being examined by the
French officials. When the revision is
complete it will be hsnded to the
United States, probably in the course
of the next fe-w days.
Tone Will Be Vigorous.
The note will be quite as vigorous in
character, from all accounts, as that
sent by the State Department. It will
point out that if the attitude adopted
by the United States against the form
of blockade established by the antes,
should be concurred in by the latter,
it would be possible to send through
neutral ports anything of which Ger
many may be in need and that there
fore the measures in restriction of
enemy trade would be absolutely
Should Great Britain and France
proclaim a formal blockade, which the
United States considers the legal way
to proceed. It ia pointed out that ships
violating the blockade would be con
demned, whereas under the ordcrs-in-council
this action is not taken, and as
to the goods seized in view of being
returned or the owners being compen
sated, they would receive nothing.
Method Not to Be Changed.
Moreover, it will be pointed out that
thare is no guaranty that a shipment,
say, of lard, consigned to a Danish
agent would remain in Denmark, es
pecially as the shipment is beyond tlie
amount consumed by the Danish people
in normal times.
It may be taken for granted, there
fore, that the allies will not change
their present method of intercepting
In its note to- Great Britain and
France the United States declared that
it viewed with surprise and concern
I the attempt to confer on British prize
i courts Jurisdiction under which they
could PP'y to vessels and cargoes of
neutral nationalities, seized on the high
1 seas municipal laws and orders wnich
it was argued could be rightfully en
forced only within the territorial
waters of Great Britain or against ves-
eels of British nationality when on the
Violation of Precedent Charged.
The British and French governments
regret that the United States has
adopted such a position, especially in
view of the fact that the same tradi
tions observed with reference to Amer
ican and British courts. There is no
doubt that the declaration of the
United States in the matter haa cre
ated the presumption in the minds of
the officials in London and Paris that
this government in advance refused to
accept the decisions of the allied courts.
In view of the way in which American
courts dealt with neutral ships and.
neutral cargoes, and the acquiescence
of Great Britain and France therein.
it is suggested that there is a de
parture of the United States from
Moreover, both Great Britain and
France insist that their judicial pro
cedure is their own and that any in
terference by a foreign power would
be, in fact, an infringement of sov
ereignty. - Owa Interenta Held Vital.
The note will make it clear that the
allies have done everything they can
to Impose as little inconvenience as
possible upon American trade. But
Uiey have their vital interests to con
eider, and among them is the necessity
of preventing Germany and Austria-
Hungary from receiving any goods
which will enable her to pursue the
war. At the same time, the desire to
retain the most friendly relations with
this Government is expected at least
to lead to further discussion.
The question cannot possibly become
dangerous, such as did that in connec
tion with the operations of German
submarines, resulting in the loss of
American life. There is in force be
tween the United States and Great
Britain and France treaties of general
arbitration which cover all differences
of a legal nature, and there is also in
force with these countries the Bryan
treaties providing for a year's investi
gation of any dispute that may arise.
Senator Confers With Lanalnej.
Senator Hoke Smith, of Georgia, who
has been the particular Senatorial
critic on the British trade measures,
called at the State Department today
and had a conference with Secretary
Lansing. Mr. Smith promised to make
public the wireless messages he- has
been receiving from Berlin and which.
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' , Vf,sti(ration of tho -r
fetfl of the Frltih restrictions upon
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