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GERMANY WILL IMPOSE
Secretary of Imperial Treasury So Declared In Speech To
Reichstag Today-Berlin Predicts That Brest-Lilvsk,
Russian Base of Operation, Will Soon Fall London Be
lieves Great Naval Battle Has Been Fought In Gulf
Berlin, via wireless to Say-
ville, L. I., Aug. 21. Germany
will impose heavy indemnities
against her enemies if victor-
iou in the war. Secretary of
the Treasury Helffericb. deelar-
eil in a speech in the reichstug
today. lie estimated that the
war is costing the belligerents
a total o $73,000,000 daily.
iienm, via Amsterdam, Aug. zi.
Brest-Litovsk, the principal base of the
Kussinn field armies, is expected to be
I lie next fortress to fall before the Ger
1 nil lis.
The early capture of Brest Litovsk
was predicted by military critics today
in their comments upon the fall of Novo
Georgiewsk, which &wopt the last Slav
from the old Vistula line in Poland.
Six AustroGermun army corps are
now within Btriking distance of the
toittiiern fortress ami the forces re
leased by the capture of Novo Gcor
;;iewsk are new being hurried eastward
to join Prince Leopold's Bavarian com
mand. Prince Leopold is striking at
the Hussinns northwest of Brest-Litovsk.
field Marshal Von Mackensen
is concentrating Ilia i vast force i against ,
outer defenses of the fortress from the
west and southwest so that the Slav
base is practically enveloped.
While these operations are progress
ing with the greatest rapidity, the as-
H.nilts on the Russian center and on
tho northern flank nlong the Gulf of
lilga and south of Kovno ore increasing
in intensity, Field Marshal Von Hin
dWiburg is centering his offensive upon
Riga. In the menntime the Baltic fleet
in enRnged with the Kussiiin squadron
in the gulf, and the fall of the port
city it is hoped to turn it into a buse
for the landing of troops and supplies.
At the same time Vou llindenburg is
tindoavoring to seize the rnilway to
Vilna, and from there his operations
will be directed toward capturing the
ruilwnv to Petrograd.
As the success of the German forces
int i n ne the task of Grand Duke Nidi
olns in withdrawing his vast armies
successfully is becoming more and more
Think Great Naral Battle Fought.
London, Aug. 21. Ono of the great
"t naval battles of tho war may have
been fought yesterday in the (iulf of
As the admiralty offices hero details
were, being anxiously awaited today,
i- it is evideu' from an official state
"lent from Petrograd that the German
Baltic squadron has made a determined
itnrt to overwhelm tho Russians guard
'"II the t.mr of Kiga and go to the sup
port of the Teutonic land forces at
1 1' king the port of thut name.
Petrograd merely reported:
"Strong forces V the German fleet
I'i'iictrntod the Gulf of Riga and fight
with our ships continues."
For two weeks the Germans have
been CIldcAVnrinrr tn forco an Antrn mta
I" the gulf. During the past few days
'hey have been reeonnoltering and have
li.iwn tho Russians into minor engage
iicntK, Other repiirts from Petrograd indi
that the German fleet is composed
f n bout 10 dreadnnughts and battle
mixers, n number of armored cruisers
"'"I numerous torpedo boat destroyers.
The enrly efforts of the Germans
"re directed toward clearing tho mine
""Ids guarding the Gulf of Kiga. IV
t' 'i;ind rexirted one or two of the
ni.v ships damaged 1iy mine and one
"firmed report from Stockholm de-
'"ed a cruiser had been sunk a week
ih Petrograd statement of today
nppear to indicnte that the fleet
""I penetrated the mine fields,
"bother the full strength of the Run
in fleet is against the Germans is not
"""wi. The whertnlic.it of the Rus-
'iii dreadnnughts, Imperator Pavel.
' av nnd Tsessarevitch has not been
' lo.,l since the opening of the war.
ah et these vessels carry batteries of
' - i"''h guns,
"upatchos from Copenhagen declare
Germans have been ordered to de-
" " the entire Russian Baltic fleet,
making possible the landing of
h7J Kt H'a w ,,n the roa:t ot Kin'
Z"PPlln Brought Down,
'"trograd, Aug. 21. Russian anti
gun shot down a Zeppelin,
f' "'' Inden with bomb nnd headed
una, it was announced here todav.
., '" 1 the first instance In which
' I'I'elin has been brought down and
lr Ti'" Hritish destroyed a Zep
" over B.dglum, but it c.me down
1 Herman line.
Capture German Trwch.
iMn"."' 'V'f- 2, -f'ptre of Ger
iuL,. 'n" thf Argonne near Saint
I.,,,;. n'1 rfPu,IM, f attack it other
oTv ' "portH b' ,h wr otiiet
Tn Argonne position of the Germans
was taken by exploding mines under the
irencn oner which trench infantry
rushed torward and occupied it. Only
feeble attacks were made by the enemy
abeut Frise, nlong the Somme and in
Lorraine. All were easily repulsed.
"Intense eannonndine was in nroir-
ress during the night along the Oise
and in the Champagne region," the
communique stated. "Artillery en
gagements continue in the Voages."
Turkey and Italy at Outs.
Rome. Aui. 21. Inteiwo
prevailed in Koine todav us a result of
the strained relations with Turkey. It
was generally believed war with the
lurKs is imminent. A reply from Con
stantinople to Italy's ultimatum do
manding that Italian reservists be uer
mitted to leave Turkey, is expected at
Bulgaria la Preparing.
Paris, Aug. 21. Bulgaria has concen
trated liiO.000 troops on the Turkish
frontier, according to Naples papers to
day. The report is not confirmed by
Capture Another City.
Berlin, via wireless to London. Aui.
"1 ;,.rfll Via n..ii,.-;t., ' i.....
oapturo,! the city of Bielsk, it was an-
nou need from the war office todar.
The capture of lliekk cuts the Rus
sian communications between the fort
ress of Grodno nnd Brest-Litovsk.
Bielsk is about GO mile north of Brest
Litovsk and approximately midway be
tween thut fortresa and Grodno. It is
nlong the line of tho Warsaw-Vilna-
Petrograd railway and at the junction
point of thiR line and the railroad to
South of Bielsk, the official state
ment said, (funeral Vou Gnllwitx drove
the RiiRsiaii3 across the Biala and Jesia
rivers. Tho enemy forces evacuuted
their position in this region and are re
treating northward toward Vilna.
field Marshal Von llindenburg'
troops stormed the Prussian positions
around Oudele and Seiny, it was' stat
ed. On the southeastern front Field Mar
shal Van Mackensen made additional
progress tonnrd Brest-Litovsk.
Reichstag Vote War Loan.
Berlin, via wireless to Sayville, L. I.,
Aug. 21. The reichstag today unani
mously passed the war lonn of $2,500,
mill. Dr. Liebneeht, tthe socialist leader,
remained silent as the vote was taken.
Some members, including socialists,
Hclfferiih declared Germany's finan
cial condition was excellent as compar
ed with that of- the allies. He said it
was no time for waste, however. The
new war loan will act as a guarantee
against aggression, tho financial secre
Discus Socialist Chargea.
Paris, Aug. 21. Tho chamber of
ueputies today decided to discuss se
secretly charge brought against War
.Minister Millernnd and General .loffre
by a group of socialists, The decision
was reached nfter Millerand' defense
'if himself unil the French coinmunder
in-chief was heard. It was held that
making the incident public would not
serve the nest interests of France.
Hurricane Which Swept Gal
veston Doing Damage In
Chicago, Aug. 21. ('racking its way
northward like a giant whip unfolding
the West Indian hurricane which swept
Galveston and tore through the south
ims struck northern Illinois and Wis
consin today and was wearing iUelf out
on Lake .Michigan.
The fury of tho storm was broken at
St, Louis, where 10 person perished
and six are reported missing. From St.
Louis to the laxe no deaths had been
reported in the storm' path up to noon
today, but heavy damage hid been done.
The greatest damage outside of Texas,
where the loss is estimated at V),000,
000, ha been suffered in Arkansas,
Missouri, Mississippi, the western sec
tion of Louisiana and Kansas and Il
linois and Wisconsin.
Train are delayed, wire are down
ami score of bridge washed out in
the central path of the storm.
Meagre report from Popular Bluff,
Mo., tolav brought word of great de
iution iirffered io that region. Bail-
road traffic is demoraliied in lower
MiMnnri ami northern Arkaniaa by
high water. At Springfield, Mo., flood
FOR ENGLISH NOTE
Declare If United States Is
Firm With England Answer
Will Be Made
(By Lowell Mellet.)
(I'nited Press Stuff ! orrespondent.)
New York, Aug. 21. "Dou't expect
any official answer to the allegations
now being printed. There will not be
any for there is nothing to answer."
So declared today one of tho pur
ported chief conspirators of the alleged
German conspiracy which a New York
newspaper asserts ha been organised
ugainst the neutrality of tho United
Stntes. A persistent effort was mado
by the United Press todoy to obtain nn
expression from the men branded as
conspirators, on the strength of their
private correspondence as revealed in
the World expoie, but they apparently
have no statement to make.
"Only on? thing can keep that story
alive," snid the (lermnn quoted nbovo,
"and that would bo a reply by Am
bassador Von Bernstorff or Dr. Albert,
or the chancellor himself. Thev won't
answer it because it contains uothiug
that requires an answer, and they know
mat to make a statement now would
only be to prolong the attack. It will
fall of its own weight or blow away by
reason of its luck of weight in another
nay or two.
Seeing fount Von Bernstorf'f at the
Ritz Citi'ltoii seemed to confirm this
German' view. lie refused to discuss
the conspiracy charges would only
smilu nnd shake his head when the sub
ject was suggested.
However, whether or not his author
ity in the matter is the sunie, the view
of the alleged fellow conspirator cer
tainly embody tho same phikmpby and
are of interest.
"There won't bo any denial of tho
correctness of the copies of correspond
ence printed," he said. "The letters
were stolen and they apeak for them
selves. But what do they showf They
show that we've been doing only tho
same things that are being do-io in this
country for the benefit of the other
countries engaged in the war. We've
overstepped the bounds nnd all the cor
respondence that may bo stolen will fall
to prove the contrary. Certainly we've
wanted to win American purine opinion.
hopeless ns the tusk might seem, with
nil the news from Kuropo filtering
Suppose it wero proved that he had
bought supplies? And hadn't used them
but kept them in tin country! .lust
whnt. offense would that constitute! If
it is nrgued thnt this is inconsistent
with our objections to the extorting of
munitions, the answer is thnt Germany
i earnest in her objections and glndly
would forego the privilege of obtnining
such supplies here if any have been
" We are uware of what is legitimate
nnd what is not nnd we have not gone
beyond what is proper. 1 '
Hermans generally declare they soft
no reason to believe that the present
uproar i likely to interfere with the
progress of diplomatic negotiation be
tween (lermun and the I'nited States.
In tho latter regnrd they nre chiefly
interested, they say, in the forthcom
ing note from the Tinted States to
Kiiglnnd because of its probable bearinu
on the German answer to the Inst Limi-
The American note to Great Britain.
Knid a man close to the inner German
diplomatic circle to.lnv, menus more
than that it means, he snid, a decision
in Germany ns-to whether the American
note shall or shall not be unswered.
"The situation is such in Germany,
he declared, "thnt Germany caunot
make reply to the Culled TVntn unless
it bo shown to the German people that
this cui tit ry intends to demand eniiihnt
icully thut Kugluiid respect the rights
or neutrals. .Such an attitude under
stood by the German people and it is
so understood now li v any means
would make posnible a conclusion ol
the Liisituuin incident.
" Cnless the last American note to
Germany can be answered, under such
circumstance, 1 do not believe it will
be unswered ut all. No good can come
of further exchange of acrimonious
"1 do believe that the preparation
of the Gertnun reply will nut bo taken
up until the note to Knglaud has been
sent. If LnglHiid gets the oit of uutc
we think is due her, I nm confident
thut President Vinson hope uf me
diutjng between ICnglnnd and Germany
to the good purposed of freeing the aeas
uf unfair domination and unfair war
fare will begin to be realized,
conditions still prevailed today. The
flood set In yestenliiy, following ex
tremely heavy rain.
Nineteen Are Missing,
Washington, Aug. 21. Nineteen men
are missing and are probably lost from
the. army ' dredge Hun Bernard, which
wn recovered today fivo mile from
the Brazos river, it wa announced at
the war department. The dredge wis
wept away during the Galveston storm.
Kighteeu men from the dredge are
known to ksve been saved.
Los Angele Herald: Japane dis
patches may tell bout stripping forts
of heavy artillery to be sent to Russia,
but you rsn't niaks Hobnon believe a
word of it.
SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1915
Circumstances Attending At
tack Not Yet Given
STEAMER oSlALS AS
SERT TW( ARE MISSING
five Other Passenger Steam
ers Now Passing Through
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London, AugA 21. The liner
Arabic waa not being convoyed
when she wan torpedued and
sunk by a submarine, a state
ment published by the Press Bu
reau and said to be authorized
by the admiralty, said today.
London, Aug. 21. While the circum
stance surrounding the attack upon the
White Star liuor Arabic were still
shrouded in mystery, details of the tor
pedoing and sinking of the big ship
with the loss of two American lives
were promised today as soon as Cup
tain Finch makes his official reimrt.
Official said4 it might bo necessary
to withhold certain tints tor the nres
out, but that this was being done only
neeauso ol tho desiro to prevent cer
tain information from reucoiug the
Consul Frost at Qiieenstawn finally
confirmed the Dnit'd Pres dispatches
or yesterday when be reported thnt
Mrs. Josephine Brngiiiero, of San Fran
cisco and New York, and Dr. Kdinund
Woods of Janesville, Wg., wero the
only American passenger of the Arabic
who are missing.
From the White Star lino office an
o her statement was lasucd ut 10
o'clock today repenting thnt only two
Americans are missing and giving a
new account of other passengers and
"miers of the crew not accounted for.
In this statement it was declared 12
passenger in addition to Mrs. Bru
guiere and Dr. Wood are unaccounted
tor. Forty members of tho crew are
missing, making the possible death toll
ns a result of the destruction of the
No dispatches have yet been received
froin (Jueenstowii or Liverpool thnt
won Li indicate whether precautions
were taken to guard against an attack
upon the Arabic. It l not definitely
known whether the nig liner wa? con
voyed from port, but it is generally be
lleved no patrol vessel was in the Im
mediate vieinitv of the Arabic when
she was sent to the bottom.
The first survivors from the liner ar
rived here toduy fi'sn Queenstown. Ar
rangements have been mnde by Am
bassador Page to obtain affidavits from
all American survivors, nnd it will be
upon the statement;-, of these men nm
women, together witn the officinl re
ion of ('upturn I inch, that the am
Imssndor will l:i-" his official dispnt
to President Wil-on.
Liner In War Zone.
New York, Aug 21. Fivo passenger
carrying liners en route to Kuropean
ports 1 1 om the I niteil mates lire be
lieved to be npi'riiaching or passing
through the siibimirine war zone about
These veiwds include the Red Star
liner l.aplnil, with more than 300 )Mr
sons aboard. In addition it I consider
cd certain that puny liner en route
to American potts are in the region nf
the wnr zone, and in view of the grcnt
activity displayed by submarines dur
ing the pnst 4t hour considerable nn
easines was felt in shipping circle
The Lnplnnd i expected to dock at
Liverpool todav. The White Stnr liner
llaltie sailed frou New York Weclne
day. She is still some distance west
of the war 7.0 ne today, hut will come
within the '.one of the submarine opera
tions early next week.
The Scnndiiinvinn-Anierican liner
Frederick VIII. eu route to Copenha
gen; the American liner St. Paul, and
the Norwegian-American liner Kri
tianfjord are believed to be nenr the
submarine zone, if not in the midst of
Shipping circle were thrown Into a
fever of anxiety and excitement yes
terday bv the sinking ot a doxen snips
within two days. Hi'Mjrts and rumor
of additional disinter flew thick and
fast and the stock market strongly re
flected the sinking of the Arabic.
8om relief was felt today when dl-
patches were received announcing that
the White Star freight (teainor Bovle
had arrived si fcly at Liverpool. Tho
Bovic w reported unk yesterday.
Convoyed by Warships.
New York. Aug. 21. Five British
warships, working in relay, convoyed
the White Star liner Cymric, for 3fl
hour on her voyage from Liverpool to
New York. The Cymric arrived here
todT and r,sengers of ta liner fM
of the wsrshint hovering near as the
veasel steamed over practically the!
IT IS DECLARED
Berlin, via Amsterdam, Aug.
21. Three small Russian war
ships and a German torpedo boat
have been sunk in tho Gulf of
Riga, nn official statement an
nouncing the engagement in the
Baltic waters announced this
The Russian boats destroyed
were the gunboats flivutch and
Koreet nnd a torpedo boat.
One German torpedo boat
was said to hnve been driven
ashore and a third was damaged
but was convoyed to port by
Will Report Officers Who Are
Alleged to Have Drunk To
"Germany Over All."
rort land, Dr., Aug. HI. "Such an
act, if committed, is iu direct violation
of the regulation of the United Suites
army and n the teeth of the policy of
the administration." This wa the
leclnrntion todav of .Senator George K.
( haiiiberlain, chairman ot the senate
committee on militnry affairs, follow
ing the receipt of a communication
from George Shepherd, a prominent at
tornev of Portland, charging thut two
I'nited States annv officers, in field
uniform, whose names he had been told
were Captain Waldron aud Lieutenant
Gardner of tho B.ird Const artillery
stationed at Fort Stevens, had drunk
to the toast "Dentschland I'ber Alles, '
(Germany over all) and "Geiinnny for
ever" with former subjects of the
kaiser in tho Imperial grill at Astoria
Senator Chamberlain stated thut
Shepherd's letter witnessed by E. W
Wright, manager of tho port of Port
land commission, would be at once for
warded to the secretary of war.
In his statement Shepherd relates
that the two officers sat at a table
in company with Ir. Werner and lr
llartmnn, of Astoria, and Max Pudlich
a visiting finh buyer. Tho toasts were
proposed, it wns aid, and Slieiihen
slated that they were drtink hoartly
with noise nud much consumption of
W. P. La Roche, city attorney of Port
land, and Captain Jarob Sier, harbor
mnster of Portland, were witnesses to
tho act, but. were unable to sign the
letter a witnesses n they did not dis
tinctlv hear the words.
Tho Portland men and other wit
leases who heard the toast were
dignant. A toast to any foreign na
tion, engaged in war, by an officer
wearing the uniform of the United
State was declared improper, nm
Shepherd in his statement to Senator
Chamberlain said it seemed doubly
wrong in view of the president' recent
note to the people of this country urg
ing the strictest neutrality.
"How can our people be expected to
maintain an attitude of neutrality if
the officers of the Unite. I States army,
wearing the uniform of the United
States drink toasts of this kind in pub
lie placei. J" he asked,
Tho Portland business and profes
sional men who were In the Imperial
grill lit the time the toasts were said
to have been drunk, had accompanied
the rivers and harbor congressional
committee on Its visit to the mouth of
the Coliiiiibia river.
same course the Arabic was following
when she was torpedoed and unk.
Leaving Liverpool, the flag pole at
the mouth of the Mersey showed the
black ball siuiinl thut submarines were
in the vieinitv, passengers said. The
Cymric sailed at 2 p. in. on August II
u'ul had 1 Ml iinsseiigers nlioard. With
the sighting of the black ball, life boats
were swung out, ready for Immediate
launching, provisions were placed in the
boats anil every passenger was assign
ed a plnce. A close watch wns kept
during the entire time the l.yiunc wns
in the war .one, but no submarine wire
rind Woman's Body,
New York, Aug, 21. Mrs
Brugnlere, a daughter-in-law
.Insetdiine Briiuuiere. who
wher the liner Arnbic was torpedoed
sod sunk, today received a cablegram
saying her boly had been found. The
body of Mr. Bruguiere's maid was ulso
Ios Angeles Times: In the news of
the great wnr wo have to depend large
ly upon a keen sense of rumor,
tonight and Sun
day, cooler north
west portion to
night ; westerly
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National Administration Is Still
Before Taking Next Step-Germany Said To Be Anxious
For American Sympathy-'Many Contradictions In State
ments Made By Survivors So Officials Say
(By Charles P. Stewart.)
fPnitetl Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, Aug. 21. Threatening
a the Gorman-American situation wns,
officials were still hopeful today that
the sinking of the liner Arabic with
the consequent loss of two American
lives would not lend to a break with
the kaiser's government.
Although iniufticinl report now indi
cnte thnt the Arabic was torpedoed
without warning, explanations from
Berlin are expected. The attitude of
the administration is not irreconcible,
11 high nuthoritv said today, and while
this government will not submit to n
slap in the face, there is no contention
of disregurding the German foreign of
fice it it has anything to say.
tlermnnv stands warned that viola
tion of American rights by Gorman na
val commanders would be regarded by
the United Stntes ns "deliberately
friendly, but. it is declared the ad-
ministrntinn will be glad If the Berlin!
foreign oftice can show tue toriiedcung
and sinking of the Arable wa nut
meant to bo in disregard of these rights.
it can be shown thnt, any trnnsgres-
sion wn not intentionnl by Germnny,, erc.ditalily done. Hope of an ami
or that tho attnek upon tho Arabic, did j cable settlement lire based on tho cou-
uot involve reckless tmlirfereiice to the
riant frf Americans upon tho seas, tho
administration will not refuse to take'
these facts into consideration, it wns
All this, however, Is based on the
assumption that Germnuy manifest
the right spirit in whatever represen
tntion am made to the United State.
It is admitted that, he nulonk is fur
from bright. It is regnrded a piaetlc-ally-certain
thnt the Arable wn not be
ing convolved when attacked, and this
would remove nny doubt of the liner
being regarded strictly as an unarmed
merclinntship. Being en route to New
York, the epics! inn of carrying contra
band Is nlsn eliminated.
Are Awaiting Reports.
President Wilson and Secretary Lan
sing nre snn awaiting nriieini reports
from Ambassador Pago todny before
taking any action whatever.
Want American Sympathy.
Hiiih officials todnv einphitsi.ed the
casernes with which Gcrinunv has dis -
played to gain American sympathy.
There wero some who believed some ex-
plnniition would be made of the Arabic
attach in view of the fact thut if the
kaiser I spending $'2,111)11,(100 weekly in
this country for propaguiulii, as charged,
un warranted torpedoing of the liner
would involve meniiiiiglcs contradic
tion uf this policy.
I'ni'oiifirnicil rumors in circulution to
day wero to the effect, that such an ex
planation was already foreshadowed.
amous San Francisco Bood
ler Gains Freedom After
San Qimntin, 'al., Aug. 21.--Abe
Kuef, noted politician, was puroled
from the state's prison here today on
condition thut, he would not return to
Sun Francisco for a Hriud of three
Ilnef wns exiled to Mendocino coun
ty during the first three uionlns of lib
The order sending Kuef to Mendocinol
county was in response to a suggestion
made by the fniiiuus piisouer himself,
In his up"iil for parole, Unci said: j
In the event that my npplicnl 1011
fur parole iihall be granted, 1 respect
fully reipiest that yii fix my abiding
place fur let days in some county of
the state other than San Francisco, be
cause during that time there will be
municipal iliticnl campaign in nan
Francisco in which 1 desire In tune no
part directly or Indirectly. By my ab
sence I wish to avoid all ground for
event representing tout I may be in
terested therein an) way whatever. I
would prefer Mendocino county.
Hucf has actually serveii a nine
ire than four yen is and six months uf
ll-veur term to wnicn ne wu sen
tenced. Counting time taken nlf fur
good behavior, he has served seven
vear, half of his term, which makes
him eliuiblo to parole,
The report of the slate board of
prisou director grunting Hucf' parole thn greatest rejoicing. Later, when it
ill leave Snniws established that two American
Ouohtln prison for Mendocino county
Similar or Monday.
Has' netunllv served four ycurs, five
months and it day In prison. II en
tered the state' prison March 7, 1111 1.
His trial, following a graft clean up
in San Francisco, wn one uf the most
laensatiuual In the history of tb state.
ON TRAINS AND NEW!
STANDS FIVE CENTS
Awaiting Official Reports
Insofar a fact nn the surface are con
corned, however, hope of an amicable
settlement were based merely upon
theories, though hope wa entertained
by men whose view are entitled to con
sideration. The most prevalent suggestion wns
that Germany would declare the Arabia
was torpedoed by the Submarine was
in the ctinvoy 7.0110 and that she triod
to rum tho submnrinn; that the liner
tried to escnpo after being warned, or
at least, inuneuvered in sueh a way as
to entitle the submnrinn commander to
think she was endenva'ing to escape.
Those viewing the situation with
pessimism nnid none of these conten
tion could be made good. The optim
ist declared, however, that only ons
side of the story has been hoard so far
and thut, even should Germany's ex
planations not lie proven, the idea that
un-jtho act, wns "deliberately unfriendly"
would tie removed,
Situation Is Tens.
Sumninri.ed. tho situation is tonne:'
jit, is recogniwd that it might be a
. lr,.H j8 inevitable. The administration
i. determined to avoid thi. if it can
elusion entertained that thi can b
done, rather than facts,
w. r.,.,.. TWaO.
No further official flirtalls of the
sinking nf the Arabic had been receiv
ed up to 110111 today, The stories of
survivors, especially those of Amerl
cans, were expected momentarily.
The conviction wn growing thnt the
administration would not make up it
mind a to tho action to be taken upon
British report alone, but wo'.tld wait
to hear from Germany a Well. Unle
Ambassador Gerard make! an early re
port, it, is therefore likely President
Wilson will ask him to seek a statement
from the Gerninn admiralty. With this
belief steadily growing, there wn no
doubt that the situation was regarded
as serious, hut some official said crai-
1 f,,.ntally they believed a
1 lr round to avoid n, break
If there is
nuy substantial reason for thi belief
they did nut reveal it,.
1 Statements Contradictory,
I Washington, Aug. 21.- Secretary of
Statu Lansing conferred with President
Wilson for mire than a half hour this
afternoon. At too conclusion of the
conference Lansing would not discuss
the meeting, but it wn learned he
went over with the president the lat
est developments In connection with
the sinking of the Arabic. Official
snid pu..ling discrepancies had been
discovered in the statement of ur
vivirs. lie was convicted and sentenced to I t
years' imprisonment on the specifin
charge of having agreed to give Su
pervisor John Furey a bribe of IflOd
to influence Furey 's vote for tho grant
ing of an overheiil trolley franchise to
the United Hallways.
Ilesperate efforts were made by
Kind 's attorneys to obtain a now trial.
I 'pon being imprisoned he wn first put
lo work in the jute mill, hut was Inter
assigned to the prison library, where in!
was employed when paroled.
A previous applieutiisi for parole wit
niuilo bv Kuef, but was rejected be
cause he hail nut vet served half of
his net term.
I TnREF. LITE BOATS TOWED IN
, Queenstown, Aug. Sit. The patrol
ship Adventuress arrived hero today
with three life bout of the Arabic in
tow. Ono of the boats runtnined the
body of a woman. Her face was slight
ly bruised. On the right hand was a
gold ring. The body Ims not yet been
identified. A second bout continued
the body of a man, believed 10 n.ivo
been a steward on tun Anion-.
I he tin Storm Cock brought in four
of tho Arabic's life bunts, but ull wero
American Colony Calm
When News Is Received
(By Carl W. Ackerman.)
(United Press Stuff Correspondent.)
Berlin, via Thn Hague, Aug. 21. The
American colony of Berlin received tho
news of the linking of the liner Arabia
nnd the conseipient renewal of th
strained relntliais between thn United
Stute and Germany calmly, a did tha
The first new of th destruction of
the Arabic, snylng that all American
nassenucrs fesd beep saved, resulted in
nad boon lost, tho feeling here turned
In ileen concern.
In commenting upon th torpedoing
of the liner, the German presa merely
warned the liooplo to aeneot all thj
news reservedly, coming sa it doe !
most entirely front sources of tn