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SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1915
PRICE TWO CENTS
ON TRAINS AND MEWq
STANDS riVE OEWT
BERLIN WILL NOT BACK
PLEDGES OF BERNSDORFF
Ambassador It Is Believed So Informed Secretary Lansing
Today So Long As British Merchantmen Fire On Sub
marines Americans Must Travel.In War Zone at Own
Peril, and' Only "Regrets" For Loss of Life May Be Ex
pected From German Government Secretary Lansing
Again Confers With President
By Charles P. Stewart.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington Sept. 13. In their con
ference today over t lie situation sur
rounding German submarine warfare,
German Ambassador von Bernstorff
(i nd Secretary of State Lansing reached
n "amicable understanding," it, was
Hut, a dangerous point, threatening
future friction, was left open, it was
There is reason to believe the "under
nlandng" concerned only the situation'
over tiie torpedoing of the liner Arabic.
It was understood America has agreed
to arbitrate the question whether this
particular commander was warranted in
believing the Arabic was about to ram
him. . .
But the danger trf a repetition of the
Arabic incident was ntit averted the
United Press was informed ou the best!
authority. Von Bernstorff frankly told
Lansing that 'similar "mistakes'.' may
occur unless America induces Great
Britain to rescind her alleged order on
merchantmen to ram submarines on
The question of such future "mis
takes" was left at issue and this
constitutes a critical paint.
Because of the British order it was
held submarine eonininmlers must be
given the benefit of the doubt. Ger
many contends the only alternative is
to induce Great Britain to rescind tlie
order. That the ndministratiou will
suggest such revocation however, was
deemed most unlikely.
Hence, with "mistakes" such as the
Arabic commander made scheduled for
constant repetition, the situation was
regarded as- extremely delicate.
Lansing and Von' Bernstorff will at
tempt during the next few davs to
straighten out the misunderstanding
which has arisen, it was stated in! an
other unquestionable quarter.
No general and complete adjustment
.pas reached in this afternoon's con
ference, it was learned, though the un
(lerstanding they renched was "ami
cable." Tho fact that the adjustment
was not general was not taken as a de
nial of the theory that Lansing agreed
to arbitration as to the justifiability of
the Arabic torpedoing.
la the mass of contradictory state
ments the outstanding facts were:
Misunderstandings have arisen!.
They are not settled.
Lansing and Von Bernstorff are try
ing to get a complete settlement and
Von Uernstorff is at least hopeful of
Germany Takes New Position.
The ambassador planned to give the
mute ilepnrtment to understand that
Cermnny expects America to undertake
.'cciiriuir such u disavowal from Great
Uritniu, as 0. means of proving Amer
ica's rent neutrality.
He was to tell the state department,
too, that when Germany promises "full
.'utisf action" In the Arabic case she
meant only "full regirrs."
Arbitration, he was to point out, will
be absolutely necessary, as Germany
iews the matter, to settle controvers
ies over loss of American lives in (lis
inters like the Arabic, inasmuch as the
(';niser positively will ,not recognize
America's right to have her citizens
ir. verse the war zone in belligerent
This position was taken here as indi
ting the kaiser had "turned down"
win Bernstorff on tho "full sntisl'ae-
mi " issue.
Military Attache Vo.i rnpen, it was
leeiLwill be sent home for his part
Hal AVliO flrV4-i JffP
Carrots are great boautifiers with
n" takers. A first class matchmaker
alius unhappy or divorced.
in the Rumba incident if the state de
partment so desires, without further dis
cussion, provided he receives a safe
The nature of the ambassador's state
ments, revealed by a confidential, but
unquestionable source, promised to cre
ate an exceedingly serious situation 'im
mediately between Washington and
Berlin, ire planned to inform Lansing
that nobody in Germany believes Am
erica is neutral, nnd that America must
dissipate this impression by taking up
tho ramming issue with London before
any conclusion with Germany can be
BeriiHtorff 's view was that the lack
of confidence between America and
Germnny is one of the greatest obstacles
in the wny of settlement of such .con
troversies as the Arabic. Until this
confidence is attained, he believes, the
situation may continue muddled.
Only Regrets Expressed.
Germany's views in the Arabic and
like cases, Vou Bernstorff is expected
to gay, admit of no reparation beyond
regrets, because, Germany maintains,
Americans have no right to travel in
the war zone on belligerent ships.
Nevertheless, ho was expected to sug
gest that America's contrary view of
this question should be submitted to
arbitration, Germany would agree to
abide by tho arbitrators' decision, even
though it went counter to Berlin s at
Von Bernstorff, officials thought,
will have difficulty in explaining the
"toll satisfuctiOu" assurances winch
ho gave Secretary of State Lansing.
It is now believed that a new faction
in power in Germany repudiated those
assurances. I he ambussndor must main
tain fiis dignity by adequately explain
nig the promise lie gave and which
Berlin now declines to endorse..
It wns learned that Von Bernstorff
fears America will refuse to arbitrate
the question of indemnity for Amer
ican lives and property lost in the Lusi-
tama and Amine disasters.
Oermnriy denied liability in her Ar
abic note. Hcuco arbitration is the only
solution, the envoy contends.
It was not known when the envoy
u nd secretary would confer, though it
was assumed it would be at an early
Note ou Orduna Case.
The German note on tho Orduna case
was before the state department todnv,
While its contents had not been made
public, it was understood- the foreign
office maintained the attempt to tor
pedo the vessel followed by tiring of
shells at her, was a mistake that the
submarine commander thought alio was
n freighter instead or a passenger ship.
Ambassador l'enfield's report con
cerning America's request for Ambas
sador Bumbtt's recall was awaited. Of
ficiuls would not discuss their course in
the event Austria failed to appoint a
successor to Dumlin. It was doubted
though, thut Penfield would be recalled
by the I'nited States unless Austria
fuiled to nit ko an appointment- within
a reasonable time.
Mail copies of further affidavits in
the Hesperian torpedoing and the Archi
bald incident, are expected by the nd
In official circles, it was intimated
that the Hesperian incident is far from
settled, and that perhaps it may plav a
big part in the forthcoming reply to the
I'ntil Germany repudiates her ussur
nnee that there will be no more unworn
ed attacks on liners tjie administration
will regard thut she acted in good fait I
in her pledge.
. Lansing's Visit to President.
Secretary Lansing made an appoint-
mem 10 meet nmnassBiior umw
t,,H'f nt muni tmlnv.
Secretary Lansing left the executive
mnniuon alter a tony minutes- comer
........ iin rufiiMfwi tii ifmeoss rue meet
lug, and drove uwoy, instead ot walking
The secretary announced later that
l. 1. ...I tin f,itnnient to muke after Von
n.,,..t...rf -!uit n lift rcmit-ilcd the
discussion as confidential! Nothing, he
said, had come from vicuna eonccr g
the Pumlin reenil request.
a 1 I, .... .! tlm itni.iv.... iloclnrcil n
4 lii.i ,!!i;v lmil beioi determined, it
was reliably 'reported that t he adminis
tration would agree to consent to ier
M.nn'a tirliiirtiiiiin tironosnl.
HIUII' O HI ,
Von Bernstorff left Secretary Lans
ing soon after 12::i0 o'clock, telling re
porters he had nothing further -tn say
.1 At.- l.n l.nrl t,n l 1 (HOI II t mCfl t Wlttl
Tllllll llllll " "II" ,
President Wilson and did not think he
would linve any. The secretary declined
to discuss the ense.
Germany's second note on submarine
.'.,(., in tlm Ordunn attnek,
l-ctnonpithat or etnoin un un taointin
' 1 .-J-.. Tt will riFnli.
it wns announced loutij. v
ably be made puuue snoruy.
IR IS AFIRE
AND SENDS CALL
Sant Anna, "Hoodoo Ship,"
Carries Reservists and
j rc jfc fc s)c sc ijc jc jjc ift )(? II jft
New York, Sept. 13. Fire
aboard the Pnhro liner Santa
Anna has been extinguished
said the wireless to her agents
this afternoon. She is proceed
ing on her course.
Grave fears for the vessel nnd
her 17o0 Italian reservists
aboard had been entertained,
Atlantic nnd Kuropoan wireless
stations failed duriug the fore
n win and early afternoon to get
any word of her. The messago
to the agents was the first word
they had received since her
wireless last night sparked out
an S. 0. S. call, which was.
picked up' by Lie Capo Knee
The message, relayed from
Cape Race station said:
"Fire was in hold number
two. Out. Proceeding ts
Azores, escorted by the Ancona.
(Signey) l'avey. '
New York, Sept. 13 Pear crew apace
this afternoon fur safety of the Fabre
liner Sant Anna, afire 1,000 miles out
at sen with a passenger list including
1(00 Italian reservists.
Since the wireless crashed its messago
of distress into the Cope Kaco station
over the nules ol (light, no word has
ome irom the "hooloo ship.'
Rescue ships wei-e Relieved near, fsav
erthless, it was regarded as ominous
that the S. O. S. call was the last and
onlv cry from the stricken vessel.
Wireless stations along toe Atlantic
sent out their searching messagos to-
lav. unheeded. Their luilure to raise
the Sunta .Anna 's operator roused the
gravest concern, though seafaring men
thought perhaps the names hail driven
him from hi8 post nnd that possibly the
passengers and crew had beeu taken
safelv off in lifeboats.
If that were the case, they believed
the human cargo would not have long
to drift, for two White Star liners and
one Cunnrd liner were believed to be
near the Santa Anna's track.
Stations alone tho French and Kug-
lish coasts, too, took up the desperate
search for word of the flaming ship. Up
to early afternoon, though, their task
wns fruitless. They had nothing either
direct from tho Santa Anna nor from
other vessels along the gnat ocean
highway which she traveled en route-to
Llovds ot J, Minion cubleil it tiau only
the American reports that the vessel
sent an "S. 0. S." to the Cape Race
station in the night.
New York, Sept. 13. Several ships
were believed today to be rushing st
ton speed toward tiie Santa Anna, the
"hooloo ship," ufiro in mid-ocean with
from 1100 to 1700 Italian reservists nan
4 first class passengers, 1703 steerage,
including women ami children, ana ifn
The Santa Anna a distress call, flash
ed out over the Atlantic about mid
night nnd caimht by the Cape Race
wireless, is believed also to huve been
copied by tae Italian liner Ancona.
fiteniner Munta Anna in distress on
fire, and in need of assistance. Posu
tion latitude 40.3 north, longitude, 47.-
31) cracked the message
The Santa Anna, a steel twin screw
steamer, with a record ot ill luck be
hind her, sailed from here September
S, bound for Mediterranean ports with
Italians going home to light, hhe car
ried, too, a big merchandise cargo.
tuoiiuli none of this, iiccnrdiag to agents
was liil'lamable or explosives.
Her position as given by tiie wire
less is about in mid -ocean',. 1,000 miles
lue east of here, but close on the puta
ot great liners.
Hints were current li
re that a spy
muv have sinned me
she carried a big fighting force, author-
ities suggested that a Herman ageni
mnv have stowed away and set the
blaze after the ship got miles out on
Captain Pavy was scheduled to put
out on Tuesday, but was suspicious lnat
all was not all well, and delayed his
departure until Wednesday, in the
meantime, the vessel was searcnen ironn
stem to steiirn for stowaways, and for
bombs. This hunt revealed nothing.
The Fnbre line, owners of tho vessel,
felt certain enrlv today that the White;
Star liners Baltic und Adriatic and the
Cunnrd liner Saxony were near at hand,
ns their charts in'dii ated these vessels
iiuniiallv would be near the Sant An
na's crack now. Toeir wireless equip
ment, it Was believed, would easily
catch the distress cull, and if so, Ue
vessels would nice immediately to aid
the stricken steamer.
The Snnt Anna is a H300 ton vessel,
470 feet long by OU feet beam. She
was known to mariners as the "hoodoo
ship" following a fire in September,
1!H4 which destroyed all her hold car
go, wilh a los of about 100,000 as she
lav at her pier in South Brooklyn.
Mrs. A. Inland Gambiiuissi and Miss
(1. G. Gambinossi, both of Han Fran
cisco, were included iu the first class
Evidence Accumulates That
Balkan State Has Changed
REEKS WILL PROBABLY
INYADE BULGAR NATION
Germans Are Still Forcing
Slav Armies Back In Cer
- tain Places
Geneva, Sept. 1.1. Belief that
Bulgaria may aid Austria and
Germany was. strengthened to
day by news that Bulgarian re
servists in Italy had been re
called to the colors.
German newspapers hinted to
day that Bulgaria will abandon
her neutrality soon.
Athens dispatches overnight
told of clashes between Greek
and Bulgarian patrols, which
.are now under investigation.
Aeroplanes were reported too,
to bo carrying supplies over
Bulgaria to Turkey.
London, Sept. l.t. Under pressure
from the Teuton hordes, Sluv furces
along tho Niemen and to the south of
that river have been forced to make a
The official statement from the Pet
rograd war office received here early
today said that the -withdrawal was de
cided on "owing to the salient of -our
armies" in' that section, though, it was
maintained, tho Kmsinns continued to
hold the enemies ot tensive.
Germans made bitter attacks in thut
section Saturday, said the slulenient,
Repulse of Teuton attack on the lower
.elianka was claimed.
From the Kolki region eastward, the
Teutons arc making a desperate effort
to advanco on both banks ot the river
lao Tarnopoi region struggle con
tinues without abatement nnd the Kus
siaa war office claims to have gained
the advantage, capturing many men
guns una supplies.
Obstinate fighting is proceeding
around Riga. The Germans lire making
three separate movements towar
England Raided Again
London, Scot. 13. For the fourth
time in less than a week, Zeppelins last
night raided the east coast ot I'.ngliind
This raid lollowed anot.ier nttack Sat
The press bureau announced today
there were no casualties. Kecriiiting has
beeu greatly spurred by these raids.
Millions of Shells Hurled.
1'aris, Sept. 13. Two million shells
are being hurled across the Franco
Flanders front, in' what is stated to be
the greatest, artillery battle of the wur.
The struggle, which started several
days ago, shows no signs of abatement.
Sunday, the fifteenth day if tiie re
newed activity, was marked by the
greatest violence at nearly every puint
of the battle line.
The official communique today re
ported .that the French deluge of fire
had wrecked German works at Kmlier
nil, I.iutrey and Aacerviller.
North of Soiii'h. z, the TeutoiiB throw
ing hand grenades, sought, to overcome
the Freiich, but were repulsed wilh big
Mine combats along tiie Soininc nnd
near Pay were likewise recorded.
Further sin ss, iitirticularly in the
Artois region was claimed by the com
munique. "Our methodical cannonade," it
said, "aimed at harrnssing the enemy,
t impeding h's formations, destroying his
earthworks ami generally wearing down
ins nrinnor i.
fruitful especially in
the Artois re
Coii'cerniiig recent renewed aerial ac
tivity, the statement said:
"During the past week, allied avia
tors boiiibanlc'l military works at
Freigburg in -Bresuu nnd Frascnti, anil
railway stations at Saurborg, Sublons,
Metz and Dieuse."
Tales of Turkish Atrocities.
London. Sept. 13. Appalling stories
of Armenian women driveu into Turk
ish harems, men massacred by whole
sale, and babes sold into bondage
reached here to lny in advices from Mi
lan and Geneva.
These declared more than three quar
ters of a million Armenian's have been
driven from Aiin Minor cities into the
interior of Turkey, and t lint their cin
tlit ion, nnd that of these remulnin'g be
hind, is desperate.
Eunslan Cabinet Still at Work.
Petrograd, Sept. 13. Off iciul denial
was made today of the false report that
the Mussina cubinet had resigned. It
was declared to be absodlutely with
out foundation. Members of the Gore
mvkin ministry are at their offices as
usual, while the premier himself is now
WHY ENGLISH WORK
ERS REFUSE TO ENLIST
FOR SERVICE IN ARMY
By William G. Shepherd.
(I'nited Press staff correspondent.)
London, Sept. 13. George Lansburv,
the Knglish labor leader, today ans
wered the question: "What is the mat
ter with the laboring men of Great
"The working men of Great Britain
are striking because they believe their
patriotism is being exploited," he sum.
1 was recently in a little town in
Wales where the villagers were paying
five shillings more for conl per ton,
than they had paid before the war, and
the wages of the miners in that town
had not been advanced a penny. Bread
in England has risen almost 100 per
cent in price but the farmer is getting
no more for his wheat, nor the linker
for his labor. It is the greed of the em
ploying class that the British unions are
'Are the unions against the war?
"No, they arc not. The British un
ions would welcome un lionornble peace.
But, on the other hand, if the Germans
ever put a foot ou British soil, there
would be such nn uprising in Knglnnd
as the world has never seen before.
Women and children would rise and
'Are the union men loining the
'Indeed thev are. I heard the other
day of one regiment innt was made up
almost entirely of union men. liiey
got their unionism and their soUlieiiii;
mixed nnd their captain had to make
a speech to them in which he said.
'This regiment is no union.' The whole
regiment had been resolutions
about this thing and that, in uniou
style. As soon us it wag pointed out
to them, they saw the joko and became
INDULGE IN A RIOT
One of Mob Is Probably Fatal
ly Hurt and Policeman
Portland, Or., Sept. 13. One man is
dead today and two others are suffer
ing from moro or less serious wounds
as a result of an anti-American demon
stration by Austrian mill hands at
Linnton, near iiere, which developed in
to a fierce riot last night.
Joe Hole,, aged 30, who was shot
through the abdomen by Patrolman A.
L. Lonir died at the Good Samaritan
hospital of his wounds tolny.
Detective i a Plain mines t
has a probable fracture of the shoulder
and Beveral broken ribs and Oeteetive
Thomas llammersley has a fractured
Hntez was shot bv Lonir as lie was in
tlm n..t nf lirin'l'inLr IL ilCHVV tlicCC of
planking down on the hitter's head.
All was quiet nt Linnton today and
the authorities say there is little danger
of nnv further outbreaks by the foreign
element there. Last niixht'B riot, was
due, the police say, to a drunken orgy
indulged in by a score t Austrian la
borers, during which a number of Am
erican women were insulted.
Story of the Riot.
Portland, Ore., Sept. 13. Precautions
arc bciiii? taken by local authorities to-
day to prevent a repetition of the anti-
American demonstration ni ine suoiiro
of Linnton, where one Austrian wns
perhaps fatally shot and 17 others ar
rested during a riot there Inst night.
Some uiicnsii.ess was manifest today
among the American residents of Linn
ton. where a lariro number of Austriiiiis
are employed in the Clarke -Wilson Lum
ber mills, and if is prnlmlile tnnt amn
tionnl police officers and deputy sher
iffs will be on duty in the suburb to
night. Au.itiinns in Portland and
nearby towns are in an ungry mood
because of the shooting of one or tucir
ff'ontiniieil on Pliffe Six.)
a . ...
at the headquarters of the army "n -
ferring with the cznr.
a. in n..v.
Germans Still VJtcm.
Berlin, via London, Sept. l.i. I iohi
Mui-.miiI vim Maekensi-n has smailieil
, , . . , i,,,
and broken the Itussiaii lesis a.ice along
a wide front, it was o lallv nnnonni .-
'We'liave progressed toward Pinsk"
the statement added.
I j uw ri w
nigh and Toes
rs, warmer east
good soldiers. Wo haven't any recent
figures, but there are scores of thou
sands of union men in the British
"Why is the enlistment of working
men not larger?"
"The British wonting men say that
Knglnnd is doing enough as it is. They
say the world can't expect Knglnnd to
do the fourth thing, on top of all tin
rest she has dono and is doing."
"What do you menu by the 'fourth
"The first thing Knglnnd had to do
was to clear the seas. Sho did this.
The second was to Suppfy money. (
did that. Tho third thing was to supply
ammunition and she is doing that. In
order to keep tho fleet going, and to
keep money coming m and ammunition
on hand, the British working man has
to work. The 'fourth thing' as tho
working men have come to call it, is to
supply hem, The British working man
is being cursed because he does not en
list, but ho cannot work and fight, too.
England has supplied ten times more
fighting men than she bargained for
and tho British working men know it.
How can Great Britain supply all the
things that are demanded of her and
then supply more in addition.
"There nro certnin classes in Kng
lnnd that are trying amid the excite
ment of the war, to tnko from the
working'nien the rights they have gain
ed during years of struggle But the
working man is determined to hold
these rights at the greatest cost. They
believd that a new and bettor civiliza
tion with more liberty for the lower
clnsses of all countries concerned is go
ing to grow out of this war. If we
didn't belinvo thut we'd ceuse our ef
George Nelson Dead After
, Spectacular Figbt Against
San Francisco, Sept. 13. With Geo.
Nelson, tho young Hussian bank robber,
who held 100 police at bay for seven
hours Sunday morning, dead in the
morgue, n suicide, and ono of his part
ners, William Julier, in! jail, San Fran
cisco pulicii today wero close on the
trail of tho third bandit of the gang.
The fugitive, known to his companions
as "Charlie" disappeared during the
lighting about the old mansion on Bu
I clianan street where Nelson barricaded
Tin first trace of t'ao missing des
perado was obtained lit n Ural garago
where ho appeared Sunday morning
while the battle raged I'rantii'all.v ami
attempted tn obtain nn automobile. The
police havo under Biirvcillianci Itevn
Opponoff, a young Hussian girl who ad
mitted friendship with the bandits.
.In her, today deelured, with apparent
sincerity, that William Calish, held by
the Los Angeles police as an accomplice
in a bank robbery there for which the
three robbers wero responsible, hud no
connection with the holdup. Calish he
said merely lived with them, dubcr
also exonerated Mary Sigol, also under
arrest suspicion in Los Angeles.
Tho all night battle with . kelson was
the must sensational episode in the re
cent history or the local olico depart
ment. The young Hussian was traced
to a rooming house through the con
fession of Julier, who led tho polieo to
Nelson greeted the officers with a
fusillade of snot n:ld entrenched hiin
Helf in a room on. the third floor of Hie
rooming house, where, for seven hours
ho successfully resisted 100 armed ti
licemen. Tlirouijlioiit the night other
runners huddled in fear in,' the bullet
ridden house. Hugh Mclleth, proprietor
of tiie place, was shot three times ilur
ini; an attempt to escape from the
-i house. Ilo is expected to die.
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; h f h, , . a Iir,.,.nrinIM ,.0I1,i.
I When tlui police finilly ontered Nel-
j ,,' stronghold, thev found him
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Lookout for Charley.
San Francisco, Sept. 13. "They bel
ter look out for 'Charley,."
i This warning from William .Tuber,
confessed I.os Angeles bank bandit, con
vinced the police that "Charley" is
ready for just as desperate n gun battle
I lis that which ended at fi:.H) Sunday
morning when George Nelson, pid of
"Charley" and .luber sent a bullet
craihiiiK into his head after hours of
spectacular fighting. Hence, searchers
went well armed and with pockets' bulg
lug with an extra supply of big calibre
cartridges for automatic, revolvers.
Kansas City Star: A machine orntor
said at the Inie Jack picnic that Kan
sas City elections were honest. The
answer 'wss prompt. The organization
of good citizens to fight, the dishonest
i .i i k..,..i.. l. ,.....
'elections was Immediately begun.
IN FIGHT VITH
Sharp Half Hour Batttle At
RAIDERS CROSS RIVER
AND FIRE ON SOLDIERS
General Urbina Killed On
Orders From Villa,
Brownsville, Texas, Sept. 13. Troop
er Arthur Craft was killed, Sergeant
Joseph Walsh and Trumpetor Forney
of tho Twelfth cavnlry were wounded
and a Mexican officer was killod in a
shnrp half hour battle nt tho Galveston
ranch today between soldiors and Mex
Crossing tho Rio Grnndo, the raid
ers opened firo on soldiers who had
been stationed there in anticipation nt
the invasion. Atter the Amencuns de
feated them, however, they returned to
tho Mexican side.
Learning in advance that the raiders
expected to get a supply of ammuni
tion on this Bide, the American authori
ties seized it from sympathizers who
had left the ranch irtiortly before.
Reports today said thut 150 raiders
had gathered on tho Mexican side for
an invasion Thursday,
American soldiers now occupy
strategic positions, however, for repel
ling such an attack.
Tho authorities do not credit Cnr
ranza's assuruiica, that ho will prevent
Urbina, Not Villa, Killed.
Washington, Sept, 13 General Tomas
Urbina 's slaying under General Villa's
orders was confirmed today In dis
patches to tho Villa agency. Snturday
afternoon rumors said Villa had been
killed in an engagement with Urbina 's
men, while Saturday night messages an
nounced that Urbina not YiH" had
Want American Released.
Washington, Sept. 13. Tho adminis
tration today niado demands upon Mex
ican authorities for release of Kdwnrd
Ledwidge, nil American purchasing;
agent for the Mexicnu Northwestern
rnilwny, held prisoner by Mexican
bandits in Chihiiahiia after being taken
from 11 train and threatened with death
tomorrow unless a $10,000 ransom is
paid in tho meantime.
According to Kl Pnso advices, Led
widge piirsunded the bandits to release
two of his friends from capture, nnd
take him as a substitute. The ransom
money, it was said has been forwarded
by special train.
Representations were directed to Vil
la, as, it is claimed, his officers wero
responsible for the hold-up.
Now Mexican Policy,
Washington, Sept. 13. A new Mex
ican policy with Carranza temporarily
heading a recognized provisional gov
ernment, was regnrded hero today as
The third session of the Pan-American
pcaco conference is expected to
meet tomorrow either here or in New
York to decide upon n future course.
The Villit Junta todny challenged tho
Carran.a claim that most of Mexico
is now under ('nrrnnzista control.
Carranza Not Antagonistic.
Negates, Ari,., Sept. 13. Colonel Car
denas, comiiiuinliiig the Carruu.istit cav
alry threatening Novates, Sonorn, in un
inlerviuw nt his headquarters today de
clared that he had refrained from at
tacking the city on orders from General
Cnrrun.n. According to Cardenas, the
"first chief" told him nut to lake any
action which would be likely to iiiitug
oyui.e the I'nited States. An altnck in'
Nogales might cuuse bullets to tall on
Home, Sept. 13. The French sub
marine Unpin torpedoed a group of Aus
trian torpedo bunts in the middle of the
Adriatic, near Cnpe I'lnnkt, September
0, it was officially announced today.
One of the Austriuii ships was bmlly
Washington, Sept. 13. president
Gompers of tho Americliil Federation of
Labor this afternoon confirmed a Now
York World story headed "Germans
offer l,000,0H0 for longshoremen 's
strike and riots on docks in America,"
saying he had known tin facts for boiim
lie forecasted further sensational de
velopments, hinting thut the public will
be "astounded at the great tempta
London, Sept. 13. Italian submurinea
have toi'iicdoed an Austrian torpedo
boat according to dispatches received
lu.ro todnv. f