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THE CITY OF MEXICO,
Constitutionalist Chief Occupies An
cient Capital of Monteramas
at Terrific Cost to
TEW DETAILS ABE AVAILABLE
Carranza General Take 3,000 and
"Kills 2,000 Zapatistas fn
. Final Assault.
10 ESTABLISH SELF IN PLACE
((Copyright, Free IMWlnhln Co., 1915.)
VERA CRUZ. Mex., July 11.
'(Special Telegram to the New York
World and Omaha - Bee.) Mexico
City fell at 8 otlorkvthls afternoon
into the hands of General Gontales.
Gonzales reports killing 2,000 and
'capturing 3,000 Zaptistas during the
final assault He will - establish
headquarters In the national palace
WASHINGTON. July 11. Gen
eral Pablo Gonzales has occupied
Mexico Ctty, according to Informa
tion given by Carranza. officials to
American consular officers at Vera
Crui tonight. . .
No details were given in the mes
sages which reached here late to
night, but the advices were regarded
as probably -correct, as the Carranza
forces had been reported earlier . in
the day as in the outside districts of
the city itself. Whether any fighting
took place in the , streets or the
Zapata forces had evacuated was not
stated. ' '
Mayor's Wife to Aid ,
In Getting Evidence
CHICAGO. July ll.-Mayor WIlllarrH
Hale Thompson purposes gathering
first-hand Information about conditions
under which street car men live and the
women who have to keep house on their
-iwagea. .. ' -" '- - ' . '
Tha 'mayor, who is the third atblt'er In
'the dispute between the street car com-,
pany and It men, said today he would
' begin Ills visits to the homes of the men 1
tha first of tha week. . , .-
Mrs.- Thompson probably will accom
pany him and It is his purpose to pro
ceed as secretly as possible.
Ship Zeppelins South
For Attack on Rome
JIOME (Via Paris). July ll.-German
Zeppelins, according to reports received
In Rome, have been transported to tha
Austrian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Their
object. It is said, is to fly across the
Adriatic to Italy, ipast the Apennines and
to reach Rome.
The Italian government bas notified the
Vatican and the pope has ordered that
the lights of the apostolic - palaces ba
dimmed or extinguished at an early hour.
The pope also has given Instructions for
the removal o( art treasures from places
exposed to damage by possible bombs.
Child Run Over by
BLAIR. Neb., Julv 11. (Rn,-i.i ti
grain.) Helen, the 10-year-old, daughter
oi Mr. ana Mrs. Harvey Pounds, was run
over about I o'clock yesterday evening
by an automobile, driven by John Nelson,
a farmer living Just south of Uiair. the
received injuries, which resulted In her
death at U o'clock last night. 6he was
returning home with her parents, when
ahe was sent . back to the bakery for
bread and in crossing the street, she
dodged one car and was Immediately
caught by the car which killed heY.
Tha accident was unavoidable on the
part of Mr. Nelson.
Appointments of Pope
In the United States
ROME (Via Paris), July H.-Pope Bene,
diet, on the recommendation of tha con
aistortaJ congregation, has made the fol
lowing appolntmenta in tha United States:
ttc rtev. Thomas F. Cuaack, auxiliary
bishop of New York, to be bishop of Al
bany. N. T. ; Rev, Paul p. Rhode, auxil
iary bishop of Chicago, to ba bishop of
Green Bsy, Wis.
TeaBratrea at One. a a Yesteraay.
t a. in
7 a. m..;
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10 a. m . ......
U a. in
1 p. m
I p. m
S p. tn
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fsmparatlT local K rear 4
Official record of temperature and oie
rlpitauofi compared with the cotreapouu
iiig period of the past threa veare:
11 WIS I1J
. Highest today kt M S3 H
Ixwet today M T ( 64
Mean temperature1 7 87 76 7
PreclplUtlon 00 .00 .10 .04
Teinx-ra,ture and precipitation depart
ures from the normal at Omaha aitue
March 1. and compared with tha past
two years: '
Normal temperature 7
Kxceaa for the day n
Total defoienry alnre March 1, 1H . IlC
Normal precipitation 1J Inch
Deficiency for I tie Ja v 11 Inc h
Tout rainfall since Mar h 1.. 11.0 in. hes
rvfiflenov since March 1 S.tH Inrhea
lefl.Hncy for cor. periKt, IK14 1 H ln hes
lJtfU.tcncy Ut Oor. period. Ink 1 U Inches
WIH THE AUSTRIANS IN G ALICIA View of the traffic in the neighborhood of Tor
now.' Transport wagons going; to and returning: from the front, while speeding down
between the two lines Is an auto transport hurrying ammunition.
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u h til X $ - . 1 'Avxv" if.v
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OMAHA IS PLACED
ON HIGHWAY FILM
Officials Take Large Number
Pictures of the Beauty Spots
. Around Omaha.
MOVE ON TO FREMONT TODAY
The Lincoln highway delegation
spent a busy day yesterday operating
their . moving picture machines.
Views were taken In the parks aird
on the boulevards, along residence
streets and at Happy Hollow. Thirty
second : avenue was featured and
Thirty-eighth street was filmed.
Mrs. Glenn Wharton had her pic
ture taken on the film in that sec
tion devoted to views of "beautiful
At Hanscom park a series of pictures
were taken ehowlng the children
the alldea and swing,, nnd showing, also
the lake with the fountain olavlni:.
Other views of the boulevards and parks
wera taken at tha entrance to Miller
park. . ,
Leon Loeb proved himself an operator
of no mean ability when he managed the
children on tha slides in Hanscom park.
Crowds of children, all anxious to hava
their pictures tsken, . varmed up the
steps of the slide. v4 crowded onto
the platform at the top. Only after
considerable delay could the picture be
taken, but tha group was finally thinned
oat until only the smaller children wera
left. . . ; .
Take Dlets's Menagerie,
Gould Delta's menagerlo was next. The
choice assortment of animals that Mr.
Diets baa brought home during his wan
derings about the world were caught in
their lalra and shot by the movie oper
ator. The party plans to leave Omaha this
morning at 8 o'clock for Fremont, whlrh
they will feature tomorrow. They plan
to be In Cheyenne on the 22nd, and In
rttfwThiB on the Mth, t.nt it Is poea'bly
that their schedule may become slightly
The party is much pleased over . the
reception accorded them In Omaha, and
Mr. Holden. secretary, to H. C. Oster
man, who is in charge of tha party, waa
quit enthusiastic over tha many places
of beauty in tha city.
Pick Vp Marblme Here. '
Tha party entered Omaha with four
automobiles, but leaves with an addi
tional one, which all of the party are
enthuslastlo about. Until ttiey reached
Omaha It waa necessary for them.t-)
carry all' of their baggasre with them In
the touring cars, but tha Vysmmnna
Auto company added a Little UVant
truck to the train of autoa ana' tha
duties of the"new addkion are mcieiy
to act as bargage car. The truck U a
present to the Lincoln .Highway asso
ciation from W. O. ptmtley, president
of the Chicago ' Pneumatic Tool corn
pan', manufacturers of the machine, for
whom Drummond Is the Omaha, repre
sentative. The new car is to be driven
by Q. E. Phillips and L.. Beardaley.
It la of Interest to note that Omaha
Is pictured on W per cent mora film by
the . Lincoln Highway people than any
other city between New York and "Jail
Francisco. Flv hundred feet were usd
here, whereas Vo 1 the amount ordi
narily aet as the maximum for any one
(Ity. It la intended that the pictures
will be shown In a series called "From
Ocean to Ocean in Two Hours and. a
Half," which will first be exhibited n
baa Fraaclsco at tha exposition, and
finally tent to all parts of the country.
They will probably appear. here in the
VICTIM OF AVERY CAR
fFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. July 11. (Special.) Uttla
Grace Brown, the U-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Brown, who was
iniured last night by an auto driven by
Chancellor Avery of the state university,
while the latter waa hurrying Ut the
hospital with three university profes
sors who had been rendered unconscious
by gas at tha state farm. Is at the home
of her psrtata, having regained con
sciousness, and outside of a slight ner
vous condition Is all right outside of the
injury to her foot.
Several small bones In the foot are
broken snd the ankle quite badly
crushed and until a consultation Is held
tomorrow, it will be hard to determine
whether the Injury will be permanent or
not, although the attending physician,
Dr. Hudaw, Is hofafuL .
Materials for Lincoln
Highway at N, Platte
NORTH PLATTK. N1.. July ll.-fSpe-
rlal.) Materials for the construction of
the Lincoln Highway bridge over the
I Platte rivrr east of here arrived today'
; end the work will he started at once. The
' fill on the east bank has been competed.
The Omaha Structural Steel company la
In charge of the steel work.
MOM MEN IN MIX
Lincoln Man Sets Out to Show Out
'side Film Man He' Isn't
So Many. " '
HE v GETS A BIRD 'SE YE VIEW
(From a Staff Correnpondent.)
LINCOLN, July 11. (Rpeclal.)-The rl-
ivsJry whi'h exists In the taking of wo-
I tlon pictures by. the. different film con.
! ns was demonstrated Hera during tha
vlrtt of the Liberty Bell the last week,
when a Lincoln movie , man proposed to
show the representative of the firm
which had a monopoly on the pictures
taken on the trip that he wss not the
whole procession. ,
The outlde movie man had tha ad-
vanta)re of navlng hi, mttcMnt on th.
front end -of the car carrying the hell
and in this position appeared to think
he .had a lead pipe cinch. ' However," he
had never bei'ore run up against the real
thing In resources carried around by the
average Nebraskan and as a result has
not the only pictures taken of the event
In Lincoln. -
Ray Lindsay, the moving picture ma
chine .operator, who assists Dr. Condra
In the taking of the movies for the state
conservation and welfare commission,
made up his mind that tha traveling
representative ot an eastern concern
might think he had a cinch on tha bust
nee, but he would show him what Ne
braska could do as well, and as a conse
quence climbed to the top of a two-story
brick building In cloee proximity to the
bell and secured some especially fine
pictures, . showing ' the traveling movie
man desperately at work on the f roni
end of the car taking the "only author
Ized pictures of the trip."
Climate of Nebraska
Has Never Changed
NORTH PLATTE, NTeb., July U.-(8pe-clal.)
To inspect Irrigation In Nebraska,
Dr. 8. Foi'tler, chief of the United Kta4es
Irrigation Invei tiKat on arrived In" North
Tlatte yesterday. He spent the day
conferring with Irrigation Expert H. C,
"We 'have been greatly hindered this
year In our Investigation of pump Irriga
tion by heavy rains," said Dr. Fortler
today. Asked If this were not the re
suit of a changing climate. Dr. Fortlor
"The climate of Nebraska is not chang
ing. We have scientific recorda to show
that It has not changed In thousands of
years. The thing goes In cycles. The
amount of rainfall may vary In different
periods, but the change Is not lasting."
Leave to Make Survey
. of Soil Conditions
(From a Staff Correspondent.) ,
LINCOLN, July lI.-tbpecial.)-Dr.
Oeorge A. Condra, and Dr. Mel via R.
Gilmore left Lincoln the last of the week
for tha purpose of making an extensive
survey of soli conditions In a string of
counties extending from Weahlngton on
tha east to Scott's Bluff, on the west
line of tht state.
They will travel in a car, camping
out whenever necessary, and making a
thorough investigation. . Dr. Condra is
eeoreury of the State Conaervatlon and
Soil Survey association.
Along Krasnik Line
BFRLIN (Via London), July fLA dis
patch from Vienna indicates tha fierce
mas of the stri!Bl!a which Is In progress
slong the Krasnik line. The nuwlana
have brought forward ttfong reinforce
ment a, probably from the interior, and
are making repeated heavy attack.
ArcVrtuke , Jiaeph Feirilnnnd a army
haa the taak of holding and. If possible,
rtpulalng. tha Russian.
0 H Oil
ci m Ari ATtn TIT A SI I 11 I
S I I IP 1 1 h K IN 1 1 tVf A H A
UaUL VI 1 ill ViUlillll
Delegates Eh Route to St. Paul Con
vention Attend Church at the
WILL LOOK OVER OMAHA TODAY
The special Woodmen of ihe World
memorial service held yesterday
morning in First Methodist Episcopal
church was Impressive and Interest-
log. Local and visiting officials of
the order and drill teams ot Omaha
and Council Bluffs orcupiod front
seats. The minister spoke on the
thought ot "When Man MeetsvGod."
J. B. Camel, director of the choir.
" . . , , . . .
ted his singers in several special
numbers and Miss Marie Kaiser otment handled U x.r
New York City, known as the'Song , registered, letters and
Bird of Woodcraft," sang "Hear Ye,
Irael," and "Save Me, Oh Qod."
Sovereign Commander ' Fraser nnd
Sovereign Clerk Yates attended the serv-
tee. Mayor Dahlman sat with the Wood -
The' service' was part of an observance
of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the
order. Officers of the sovereign camp
will depart this evening for St Paul.
Minn., 'to attend the cc nventlon. Miss
Kaiser and her mother will atcompany
the , party.
Among those attending the service wss
Robert L. Forgan of Oklahoma City,
commander for the state .of Oklahoma.
Mr. Forgan ts,an "Omaha boy" who has
risen high In the ranks ot Woodcraft.
When Man Meets God.
"When a man meets Qod, a change
comes Into hia life. You can't get away
from this. At such a time in a man's
life Ood Is revealed tn 'his wondrous
splendor and glory and man Is revealed I
unto himself," said the minister.
. Continuing, Rev. Titus Ixjwo said: I
"When man meets Qod things assume
tneir ngiu relations. , 1 he transitory
things are appraised for what they are
worth, and the eternal things ar ap
preciated. Temperance, endurance, hope
fulness and tha cultivation of power
which tend toward righteousness surely
will follow. ,
"Man see hia pettishness, prejudices,
tendency to coarseness, self-canteredness,
and ha oomes Into a realisation of Ood's
passion to redeem men. It Is a revolu-1
tlonary experience, oft-times coming like
the dawn of morning, alowly, gently, un
folding the beauties hidden by the i-trk-ness
of night '
"I ask the. members of the Woodmen
of the World he-e to take a pledge with
me to uphold th principles of Jesus
Christ In our own lives and to impress
by word and action thoso principles upon
th hearts of others."
Large Mimbrr ef Visitors.
Large number of Woodaicn of the
World delegates are a riving In Omaha
from various parts of the country on
ineir way to the sovereign convention at
Kt. Paul. Minn. V.nv .r .nmn.ni.j I
by their wives, and altogether the num.
ber expected by the Woodmeu ef the
World officers la about 500.
As the new grlvals come they ar met
at th stations and ercortcd to the Wood
men building, and this rooming they will
an be received at the office f thej
prgamxation. Here they will be escorted I
through, the building, and then will be
taken to lunch at the Commercial club,
An auto ride la scheduled fne i m ovw-ir
The day will end for the men with a
visit to th SJtn and the women of the
party will be taken to the theater. The
entire party all) leave ta 11 'o'clock over
the Northwestern for rit Paul.
Stanton Man Shot;
Taken for Burglar
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo.. July U.
(Special Telegram ) Roland Bordner, 1(1,
of Btanton. Neb., waa mletaken for a bur
glar by a policeman last night and abet
through his left leg. Ills injury 1 not
considered serious, but he will be laid
up for a while.
Bordner attended a band concert last
night and was returning to his rooms.
when ordered to halt by the officer. In-
stead of obeying th command, na'ran,
and the policeman fired, striking him Just
be.w the knee.
noraner ram her eevrral da , s ago
ror a months Malt. lie drove an auto
mobile overland 'from Stanton, his pa,
tnts and Mrs. W. a. burJnr actompany-in-
Paris Official Bulletin Reports Brit
ish Troops Repulse an Attack
Made by Soldiers b(
ihe Kaisef, '
GAtJis Atsd Make Mbdarss
Compel the Dislodjement of Certain
Elements of Trenches to the
North of Arras,
BRING DOWN TEUTON AVIATOR
PARIS, July 11. Hhe French war
office this afieruoon gave out the
"At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon
the Drltlph army rapulserj t German
'attack which had RAirterl a empor-
ary foothold Itt HMd leirien! ot ihe
ifirni line, the Hermann were sImoI
; driven out by an Immediate coupler I
"'n the realon to Ihe rtoHh bf Arras
Mit troops compelled the dialodgment of
the enemy of certain elements of tretuho
j vh-rc he had been able to maintain him. 1
;e1f alona a line whlrh we originally took ,
! bn Julv S.
"To the north of the station of Bournes
: an enemy counter attack delivered dur-
lug the nlaht was repulsed. Upon other
a. ctlons of the front particularly Violent
; raiinnn&rles are repnrteU in the rVglttri
' ot Nleuport, In tha section of tha Alsrls
'' wtU M ,n rralne, in the forest r-
protro and near the Mohcel brldnc.
"ono of our aviators eent a German
axlntor to earth this morning In bA
t.elghborhood of Altklrech, He fell within
eight ot our llncev"
War Giv6s Postal
! Business of France
An Immense Boost
j (Correspondence of the Assoc'ated Press.)
rARI8' Ju" -w" hd "trry
e'.fecta on the postal service of Hsnce.
obrtruf.tloB t0 commerce and ln.iu.try
r(.,uited In a great de-.rt see in iiuslness
correspondence, but this is more than
j compensated by the lmrea In irsonal
m,m!"7. i "Tt
families and the aoldlors and their rela
In a single day the postal depart
,m lettara, Twvto
and - I ackacea, , 134,000
newspapers and tl.ono pi aiat orders The
olunie of matter has steadily Increased
s nee December . , ,
' The closing of number of financial
ABtshllmhmAhta and thA annnreanlnn Of
. flBcWnt hBi M t,m,Mrt a gr.at flood
of collection business to tha poalal de
"Naturally, "flead letters" hare largely
Increased, partly through the Impossi
bility of delivering the ktters or pack
ages to their destination, but largely
on account of defective addresses. Be
tween December, Ml, and May i last,
8,500,00) letters and nearly 00,000 packages
were thrown Into the refuse heap, Among
the letters that hava gone to tha "dead
letter office" during - that tlma wera
found bank bills to the amount of
000 francs, of which tha department has
been able to return to Us owners only
Two Are Charged
With Stealing Kine
K-ni.fU PT.At-rie. N.h.. Julw U.-(Rpe.
1 cw,)charged with stealing cattle front
Alfred Bergman of Brady, Willie Beatty
and Warren Boul of that town war
yesterday .bound over to th district
court by County Judg Franch-
Farmers around Brady bav complained
for many months of cattl losses
PLAN IS ON FOOT TO
CHANGE CHINESE ALPHABET
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
PEKINU, JMne JO. The Board of Edu
cation haa commenced work on th pro
duction of a Chines alphabet for uniform
The Chines language Is ai system of
Idcography which conform more to cer
tain systems of shorthand than any oc
cidental language system, with this dis
tinction, that the radicals (characters
I renreeenttng the sense to he conveyed)
'. are arbitrary and not phonetic. The prob-
i 1cm now Is to Impart to these ancient
radical a unified' phonetic significance.
In China there ar many dialects, and
but one written language. There are, of
course, what are known as the "sis
styles" In writing this language. Cltlsens
of th province of 8hantung and Shanaht,
although they are neighbors, speak alto
gether different dialect, which naturally
I r,u" confusion. This
j confu,,on U v,n ra,,r -"
of Chlhll In th north and those of
Kwangung in the south.
The unification of pronounclatlon will
be an Important step in tha nationalisa
tion of th Chinese people. It will b re
membered tht Dr. Charles W. Eliot,
president emeritus of Harvard university.
Impressed this fact upon officials of th
Chines government during hi visit here,
and the opinion of thla great American
educationalist has had considerable
DEATH OF IRELAND
, COMES AS SURPRISE
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. July 11. iRpeclsl.) The
Oath of Dr. George A. Ireland, which
occurred hura vrsterdav. rme aa a rut
! surprise to thousands who had known
Mm ever since he became prominent, not
:oHy tn NeurasUa but throughout tha east,
jss the tenor In the Nubrusk Wealeyan
Male Quartet, ahlch aang It way Into
popularity about fifteen vear ago In New
j York and utlier eastern states.
Dr. Ireland has not been In good health
fur th last few year, and -for th last
few months has been In a Lincoln sanitarium.
BRITISH PRESS NOT
SATISFIED WITH IT
English Newspapers Do Not Seem
to Regard Berlin Rcpiy to U. S.
What it Should Be.
FRENCH FEEL THE SAME WAY ,
t)Nndtt, July il. The German!
reply to the American note, a sum-
mary of which appears In the lon-j
dori afternoon pnpers, is the suh -
Ject of general diHciiMlon through
England and again the que-tlon
.LH "What olll lin.Hr An" I
The lews held here ai-e Indicted In
lh newspaper hcndlnga wh!ch describe
th reply as "An Amarlng Offer," "Im
pudent Claims." "Hypoci llli-al Reply." j
The lest of the Omnium reply, which !
was received in l.onlon tnrouch .ev
York, la published In the Sunday morn
ing papers, who treat It as the most Im
portant news of the d4
tAnia. July li.Thr official tleajran
I'ote regs'-dlng the LuMtanta Incident
contain nothing In the nature o( ron-
eMon which th delav In Its premre- '
tlnn tintl seemed tn linllrate." aaa the i
The newspaper adila: "The proposl-:
tlnn made by periin to allh shlpa car-
rylng American pasecnera to peas
aafetv provided that salhnaa are reported i
to the German gox eminent : that they I
carry distinctive signs and that the
1'nlted Hates government guarantee that
they do not carry contraband,' certainly
cannot be admitted hi' the cabinet at
"freslden. wllson from the beginning
hna placed the question on the broad
principle of International law and hu
manity anuvthe firmness of his attitude
rives assuhincH that he will not abandon
that principle br lend hlmse'f to any ar
rangement that Would dlmlnlah the dig
nlty or encroach upon the sovereignty of j
hia country." ' j
Low in Paii&ma
And Oanal Zone
(Correspondenca of the Associated Fress.) !
PANAMA, July S. An InveallgaUon or-
dered hy IJeutenant Colonel Chester ;
Harding, t'. P. A., acting governor of tha
Plnarha csnal. has developed ttfe infer- ,
matlon that ho more tnaii thirty days
supplies cf foodstuffs are available In
.. , w
the HepuBiicor t'anama ana me emu
sone. "The results, of th Ihvestlgatlori
have been compiled Into a lengthy tabu
.ltTepoifc which ha a bean sent Ux. the
War department at Washington '
Most ,tt the available supplies i are
i i... ...... , ,!
tuwl, . i. rr,.-" 1
Colon, the stores available In the pro-
vlnclal districts art estimated auffrMent
for the interior population for perhaps
six months. This Is due to tlie fart that
the merchants in th Interior order Inrger
ni,BRtlll.. . .l.nl..lk.. .1a . W a ..I t u
M.n..,.i-a w - wimi'tm .! w
merchants because pf the lack of trap-
porlatloA. Tha tepnrt also brought out
th information that there are probably
IVtA t ...lib u.UVIh K . ..1 .
Zt'Ti T ..1 J u .i. . .L !
of the eoun try. ut tha they would not
difficulties ef transportation to the canal j
cltlesi ' '
The inVestlgaAlen wma made with th
view wf ascertaining Just how long th j
available food supplies) would last In ess
of trouUU between th United States
and soma foreign power which might be
able to prevent the Importation of food
stuffs into tha Tanama republic nnd th'taj
the Canal son.
-Now Scene of War
(Correspondence of th Associated Press.)
JERUSALEM. Jun t3.-Mount Carina,
who lower slopea have) already been un
der French hell fir, la heavily en
trenched by tha Turk, although th
mountain I sacred alike (o Christian and ; formally rejecting th proposal to per
Moslem. On lb lower (lope I situated ; mlt the unrestricted use of American paa
th town of Haifa. The German consulate i senger ships or four hostile merchantmen
liv-th town wss bombarded oy the . under th American flag provided they
French In retaliation for the Germans ' carried no munition of war. In th same
desecrating th graves of tha soldiers of , note formal notification probably would
Napoleon. ; te given to the German government of
Carrnel l a hill, or rather a group of j the Intention of th United State to con
hills, bounded on two aid by th Medl-, tlnue to txerVe Its right with th an
terranean and overlooking theplaln of nounced expectation that they would he
Klahon. Above the town stand the fa 1 respected.
mons Carmelite monastery. On the sum- ; There Is Utile disposition in official
mlt of the m'ountsln th Germany colony , quarters to hurrx a decision on the mo
of Haifa, whlrh csme thru sixty years rnentous questions Involved. Bine tha
ego to await tha second coming of Christ. , ncgotlstlons began two months ago, it
has erected a monument to commemo. a aa 'pointed out, the United States vir
rat th visit of th kaiser. i tually has been using the high seas In
Haifa Is an Important point,, a It Is accordance with l views on International
the terminus of a branch of railway tap- ! law and there have been no belligerent
ping th Hedjaa line, which crosses th ship carrying American torpedoed wlih
desert regions between Damasris and out warning.
Medina. Thla railway, spanning the Jor- Since German submarine commander
dan river, is used by the Turk to trsns- : have made their practice square with ln-
port Arab troop.
LITTLE GIRLS OPPOSED TO
ITALY'S JOINING IN WAR
(Correspondence of th Associated Press )
BKRLIN. July l.-Tle remarkable ex
tent to which even youngsters are fol
lowing the political and war develop
ments SM inAirmtmA hv th nura 1 .
a achool-full of S-year-old girl to thai
que.tlon: "What would you do If you j
wer. th. kin, of Italy- Th ...... i !
ess submitted when Italy was sppar- I
ntly undecided whether to enter the war 1
Forty-two girls answered, snd lthou
exception they said that the king of
Italy would not declare war. The reason,
they aahl dlslngenuousl;', wii lecause
Italy was in the triple alliance. Indi
vidually tha answers ranged from: "Jf
I war king of Italy I would not de
clare war becauae enough hlo.nl !ns ben
spilled already," to "I mould not go Into
the war because I lould jnt M any
more then I ctn get 'oy staying out."
The children Indilsi'l their far.cy to
th xtnt of Imagining autonvMI and
carriage rides ahlch tl.ey would take
If they wej king, out each sih li ride
culminated In a
U. S. OFFICIALS
AS VERY GRAVE
Un - nim.,,, Verdict is that Reply of
; jvaiicr inQrougniY unsawsiiMj-
tory and that Crisis
NOW UP TO WILSON
litUe Disposition in Washington td
Hurry Decision in Momentou
-WASHINGTON, July 11. Official
Washington takes a arave view of
the situation produced by Germany's
' refusal to meet the demands of the
;Vnlted Slatea growing out of tho
s'nklng of the Lusitanla with a loss
of more than 100 Americans. .
t'pon President Wilson rests the
!. 1 - 1 ... ... I . .
burden of deciding tno policy wnicn
tn) United States Is to follow. Quietly"
anJ carefully he Is Considering the
, t . . . .
eltuation. It ws Stated at the White
House, after telephone conversations
with the president at Cornish, N. lt.
and the coiiniry may expect him to
act with "deliberation as well as
firmness" when he has examined all
phases of the problem.
Secretary Iinalng withheld comment.
As soon as the complete official text of
the German reply arrives, which will ba
tomorrow, he will begin a careful study of
It and on Monday or Tuesday will go td
v-urman lur a cvinri riivj win, v.m
Jdent. The president will then return to
; lay before the cabinet the course upon
which he haa determined.
What' action the 1'nlted Btatee will take
officials would not predict. Borne of tho ;e
who have been familiar wit the presi
dent's point of view and with the details
. . .I...l., hr.u..i,- hnlnltH
mlt ,hat mti to b, but ona
courW opea wltn -lfBlty an(, honor to
n Xnli9i Butes-the continued asser.
Uon an(, rMri of th, rlghlll of neutrals
(in hgh Ri , a?coroane, wth tha
(rtrtltah(4 principles ot International
Wnold Fix nesponatitllily.
Responsibility , for any rupture In
friendly relations I which rclarrrStitj
queiitly emua between the United Plates
and Germany, it was deeiured, Would
jihen fall upon tha Berlin government.
TbW is as yet no definite orystailxatlo
j Th9r 1
among officials a to details.
but the dlstlnet tendency la towsrd
, reiteration, not only In a formal note, but
tn actual practice, of th principles for
' whloh the United States has been con
I The unanimous verdict of high official
Was that th German reply waa thor
oughly unsatisfactory and that the sltu.-
on was at the same point aa in the days
. followln6 tn. .lnk,ng , tn8 Lu.ltanla.
Whll the continued exercise of Ameri
can rights in the future i urged aa a
logical course to b followed. It la recog
nised slso that th United Bute cannot
abandon the demand It has made for.
th disavowal of Intent to drown Ameri
cana and th question of reparation.
What It May Lead To.
Germany's refusal on these point may
lead, it la believed, to steps by th United
States to show It disapproval ot Ihe last
note. Whether Ambassador Gerard might
1 raral'ed ana a complete severance it
diplomatic relation ordered again wan
discussed In official circles aa well aa
among diplomatist. In tha absence of
word from th president no definite indi
cation of what might b don eventually
Before taking any definite steps, how.
ver, official familiar with dlplomatlo
precedents and international usage de
clared that tha American ' government
probably would send a not to Oermany
terns tlonsl law to that extent, officials
do not believe the refusal of the bermsn
government Itself to giv explicit assur
ances will be followed by any overt act
Inducing further loss of 'American live.
The controlling lactor tn the situation,
according to Indications In officials quar.
ters. Is the attitude the United, Btatee
should tak a a reault of th Lusltanl
tragedy Itself. '
. .... V.!?""" ,?.r"; . ,
r "'" L t' h " H'," T!
ft"""-" '"P'" coura that
(Continued on la Two, Column Three.)
Sunk Was Pommern
) LONDON, July ll.-The naval eorre-
spondent of the veiling standard Iden
: tiflea the Gernisn battleship sunk tn th
Baltic by a British submarine on July
j 2, as the Pommern.
The Pommern was of yie Deutehland
rlaaa of battleships. It displaced 1S.1 ')
tons snd esrried a complement of 12i
men. It was built In l"06. Its armanent
consisted of four eleven-Inch gun a, four
teen Sl-lncn guns, tnty, twenty-four
I pounders and six topsdo tube. Its cout